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THE OLDEST, BIGGEST AND BEST PAPER IN POLK COUNTY AND READ BY THE MOST PEOPLE. LET US SHOW YOU VOLUME XXV.__ MENA ARK., THURSDAY, JUNK 4, UH>*.__NUMBER 20 Polk County Readers, New or Old, Can Get The Mena Weekly Star and The Kansas City Weekly Star, for $1 Year Paid in Advance CONFESSES A CRIME A CHICAGO YOUTH TELLS OF RE CENT MURDER OF A BUSI NESS MAN. BODY OF ROOT HOLMES FOUND IN ALLEY ♦ David Jacobson, 19 Years of Age, Confesses to Participation in the Crime—Implicates Three Others— Sixty Dollars All the Murderers Se cured—Gives Full Details to Police. Chicago, May 31.—David Jacobson, 19 years of age, who was arrested on the suspicion of having knowledge of the murder of Robt. C. P. Holmes, the purchasing agent of the Edison Com monwealth company who was found dead in an alley on the morning of May 21, Friday confessed to the police that he was present at the killing of Holmes, although he denies having taken part in the actual murder. Jacobson in his confession impli cates three other men who are also in custody. These are Samuel McEwen, colored, Charles Lewis and George Miller. Their ages range from 19 to 24. Jacobson told the police that Mc Ewen attacked Holmes and knocked him down and that Lewis struck Holmes on the head with a hammer. Jacobson said that he, McEwan, Lewis and Miller had been employed at the Randolph street depot of the Illinois Central passenger depot until midnight. They came up the street together and near Adams street saw a large man who they determined to rob. McEwan, Jacobson declared, struck Holmes knocking him down, and T rturlo Unot him nn thn with n hammer which he drew from hie pock et. They then dragged Holmes into the altey where his body was after ward found, and robbed him. Jacobson told In detail of the doings of himself and his associates from early evening until midnight, when they were sauntering along Wabash avenue toward the north. “At Adams street and Wabash ave nue,” he said, "I saw a big man who appeared to be drunk turn west in Adams street. Suddenly McKernan turned to Miller, Lewis and myself, and told us to go across Hie street. We did so. McKernan went up to the man and said: '.Mister, give me your watch and chain.’ This was between midnight and one o'clock. I think. The man refused to give him the watch and chain and McKernan grabbed him hv the legs and whistled to the three of us. Lewis and Miller ran over to about 20'feet east of the alley along side Lyon & Healy’s place where the man was stooping over trying to get a hold on McKernan. Lewis struck him on the back of the head with a hammer he had bought the day before to use in breaking the netting on a pigeon loft that we Intended to rob. The man fell to the sidewalk and the blood ran through his hair and down his face. There was no one around and it was dark. As the man fell I ran to the middle of the street and threw Miller a stickpin from the man’s tie. anil McKernan took his watch and Lewis his money. 1 started to run west in Adams street and heard Lewis say: ‘1 got about fifty or sixty dollars.’ McKernan ran into the alley and then south. I ran all (he way to Cleveland and Madison streets. Then I bought some newspapers and sold them. A short time later 1 was picked up by the police and taken to the station.” Jacobson was taken to the scene of the murder, after which he changed his story in some particulars, and af ter being confronted by tlie three men whom he accuses, he made still furth er conflicting statements. Detectives for Chicago. Chicago, May 31.—Chief of Police Hhii/pey Friday asked the city council to appropriate sufficient money to en ill'll' mill I IJ HI Ulh IU UViV!v . .,> .. from every large city In the country to ah! Hip local police in detecting pick pockets ami other criminals who are expected to be drawn here during the Republican national convention next month. He was assured that the money would ho appropriated._ Former Congressman to Prison. Deadwood, 8. D., May 31.—Federa Judge Carand Friday sentenced for iner Congressman Freeman Knowles editor of the Socialist paper here, tt pay a fine of $500 for sending impropci inattrr through the mails. Though lo cal Socialists raised the required fund Knowles refused to pay and was taker to the Pennington county Tull. In Fri day’s Issue of his paper Knowles re published the article upon which hi was convicted. An Alton, III., Mystery. Alton, ill., May 31.—With the skill and lower forehead crushed, evident! the result of a blow from some blun instrument, the body of a woman abou 45 years of age, Clad in a stylish I tailored blue serge skirt and other es pensive garments, was Friday nigh found floating in the Mississippi. Fh features, though swollen and distor ed, bear unmistakable evidences of r< flneaient. Held Up Steamer’s Passengers. Oallipolls, O., May 31.—Thieves o board the Pittsburg & Ctnelnna Packet steamer Queen City held u and went through the passengers 1 wild west style several miles beio here Thursday night, robbing them ( several hundred dollars In mono, watches and diamond*. _„ _ .__ £*aumm —'■«**$«.*-"***" A POLITICAL THE OREGON REPUBLICAN LEGIS LATURE MAY ELECT A DEMO CRATIC SENATOR. EIGHTH REPUBLICANS TO TEH DEKMTS People's Choice for Position Appears to Have Fallen on George E. Cham berlain, a Popular Democrat, Twice Elected Governor in a Republican State—Unusual Primary Feature. Portland, Ore., June 3.—Because of a queer turn of Monday’s election it may devolve upon an overwhelmingly Republican legislature to elect a Democrat to the United States senate. Returns so far received indicate that George E. Chamberlain, Democrat, is the popular choice for senator, his lead over Judge Henry M. Cake, Re publican, being about 1,000 votes. Of the 90 members of the legisla ture, probably about 80 will be Repub licans. It is known that 41 of these are positively pledged to vote for the people's choice for United States sena tor, be that choice a Republican or a Democrat. There are about six more who are in the doubtful column. With the exception of the senator- | ship the Republicans have won prac tically every office from supreme court judge to constable. Prohibition was a hard-fought issue | in 28 counties, and while the tally clerk cannot give any figures of a def- . Inite character, the indications are ; that a large majority of the counties voted "dry.” Single tax has been beaten. Woman suffrage probably has been i>o estimate can oe made at this time on other initiative and referendum Issues. Chamberlain is very popular In Ore gon, although the state Is Republican, he has twice been elected governor. ___ Italians Storm Bank. Cleveland, O., June 3.—Five hundred infuriated Italians stormed the closed doors of the private banking house of Cits tan o Liqtta, Orange street, Tues day. and, bad it not been for police interference, would have forced an entrance. As soon as the doors of the bank failed to open at the ac customed time Hie hank was surround ed Uy Italians. The crowd threatened men. women and children flocked to Hie place where they had deposited their savings. The crowd threatened to break in the doors and a riot call was turned in. A squad of police men soon arrived and drove back the excited Italians. Will Race No More. Lowed. Mass., June 3.—Barney Old field has made his last motor car race, so lie says. Last Sunday night’s ac cident was enough for me,” he said. In the accident Sunday night Mrs. Old field was so badly Injured that she Is still in danger of death. Oldfield crashed into another car, his lamps set tire to the gasoline tanks, which exploded and struck the already in jured woman with fragments of the machine. Bank Will Pay Out. St. Louis, June 3.—Depositors of the failed Olive Street bank, which closed two months ago with liabilities esti mated at about $::00,9I)0, are to be paid In full, according to an announce ment made at a meeting of the depos ltors' association. Arrangements have been made, It is said, for the Grand Avenue bank to take over the assets of the Olive Street bank ami assume all obligations to the depositors. Have Not Captured Robbers. Concordia. Kan., June 3.—The Cuba bank robbers were traced to this city, where the trail was lost. About noon Monday three strangers, very reticent as to ineir uusim'ss, uiuvu uuu a sm i>le from the north, had the team fed and 1c ft an hour later. The team and carriage looked like a farmer’s out fit and it is believed these men were I tie robbers, and I hat the team anil rig were stolen. Many Are Sentenced to Death. Warsaw, June 3.—Three girls and II men were sentenced to death by court-martial Monday for attacking a post car at Sokolow, on the Vistula railroad, last January. A bomb thrown at the car killed two and wounded ten soldiers and railroad employes and af ter the car was wrecked the safes were looted. Lynched Man Left a Fortune. ■ Reno, Nev„ June 3 —The friends of the late Joe Simpson, who was lynched In Skidoo some weeks ago for shoot ing a saloon man of that place, are I now trying to find his widow, it is t stated that he left more than $25,000 t, and that his widow will receive the i entire estate if she will only apply r for it. , Methodists Choose a Book Editor. J Baltimore, June 3.—-The Rev. r>r. R. I Cooke, of Tennessee was re-elected " editor of all book publications of the Methodist Episcopal church Tuesday. This action was taken at a meeting of the general book committee. A Newspaper Man Dead. , Chicago. June 3.—William H. Welch, „! founder of the Western Newspaper „ union and first publisher of the I)es f I Moines Leader, died at his home here ! following an attack of apoplexy Mon ’ | day night. r‘~ • — - - ■■.— TRUE BILLS AGAINST THEODORE H. PRICE. WELL KNOWN NEW YORKER. ASSERTS ENTIRE INNOCENCE OF CRIME Member of the New York Cotton Ex change, and President of the Eagle Fire Insurance Company Charged With Conspiracy and Bribery—Oth ers Are Indicted by Grand Jury. New York, May 31.—Theodore H. Price, at one time known as the "cot ton king” because of his tremendous trades in the staple, and more recent ly president of the Eagle Fire Insur ance company, has been Indicted by the federal grand jury after a long in vestigation of a startling leak of cot ton crop statistics contained in a gov ernment report which had not been made public. The grand jury found two indictments against Price, one charging conspiracy to commit an of fense against the United States and the other bribery of a government of ficial. Three other persons were in dieted with Price and warrants have been issued for their arrest as they are out of the jurisdiction of the federal court of this district. With the hand ing down of the indictments Mr. Price, who had apparently anticipated the action taken against him, appeared at the federal building and surrendered himself. He was arraigned before Judge Hough and pleaded not guilty. Hail was fixed at $5,000 which was fur nished and Mr. Price was released af ter the court had set June 19 as the date for the preliminary hearing. Mr. Price, in a statement made pub nc after ms arraignment, asserted that he was entirely innocent of the charges. While Mr. Price's career has lacked the sensational features which marked Mr. Sully's brief tenure of the "cotton throne," he has been generally consid ered the most prominent operator in the New York cotton market since the days of John Inman. He first attract ed international attention as a member of the firm of Price, MacCormick ft Co., which failed in December 25, 1900. The firm failed for about $13,000,000, but Mr. Price at once set about re habilitating his fortunes and succeed ed so well that during the past three or four years he has paid off his indi vidual portion of the firm's remaining indebtedness, amounting to over $1, 000.000, notwithstanding the fact that the claims had been through bank ruptcy, and, moreover, had been out lawed. It is said that no one In the fotton business has ever spent so much time and money in securing in formation from the south concerning the progress of the crops during the trowing season and the attitude of In terior holders. During his career he has conducted many successful cam paigns in cotton and at times he has been credited with very large win nings. Will Race to Bermudas. Marblehead. Mass., June 2.—Half a score of yachts will venture far out into the Atlantic this week on the third of the ocean races to the Iler mudas. The start will be from Mar blehead Hock at 11 a. m. on Wednes day Instead of from New York as in the two previous years, and the course will therefore be 35 miles further, giv ing the yachts 655 miles to cover be fore reaching the finish off St. David's Headlight. Will Work During Recess. Washington, June 2.—The woodpulp anil print paper investigating commit tee of the house, which presented a preliminary report to that body sev eral days ago. will continue its In vestigations during the recess of con gress. It is the purpose of Chairman Mann to gather a great deal of sta IIBIKOI luiuuuauvu ii win uir iijum bureau and the department of labor during the coining summer. Plague In Venezuela. Washington, June 3.—The American charge d'affaires at Caracas has ad vised the slate department that since May 26 the date of the reopening ol the port of I .a Guaira, there have been ■even cases of plague, two of which are known to have been fatal. Th( government has ceased to publish dally bulletins shpwing plague condl tions. The dispatch also rei»orts ont death from the plague at Caracas, Senator Gore in a Hospital. Washington, June 3.—The hope thai he may recover his eye-sight, Thotnat p. Gore, the blind senator of Okla hotna. entered upon a course of treat ment Monday at the Episcopal Eye Ear and Throat hospital In this eiti under the care of Dr. William Hollam Wiliner. Senator Gore lost his sigh in childhood and but slight hope 1: held out by tne physicians as to his re covery of sight. Public Debt Statement. Washington, June 3.—The monthl: statement of the public debt show that at the dose of business May 3(1 1!)08, the debt, less cash in the treas nry, amounted to $93(>,338,(il5, an in crease for the month of $11,171,379. Board of Admiral Meets. Washington, June 3.—The Ixtard o admirals apiiointed by the secretar of the navy to select oUlcers for rt tiremont on July next in accordanc with the provisions of the naval pet sonnel law met Monday and outline • a course of action. WILL REVISE TARIFF REPUBLICAN LEADERS CONFERR ING IN WASHINGTON ABOUT THE NATIONAL PLATFORM. MR. TAFT FAVORS OHIO TARIFF PLANA Wade Ellia, Of Ohio, Who Wrote the Resolution in Consultation With Secretary of War—The Policies of Mr. Roosevelt to Be Indorsed by the National Convention. Washington, June 3.—There will be no lukewarm Indorsement of President Roosevelt and his policies In the He publican national platform If the wishes of Secretary Taft and his friends have potency in the framing of that, document. This much was made known Monday after the first of a series of conferences to be held with the secretary of war on the subject of the platform. Should the Chicago convention adopt this sort of platform and nominate Secretary Taft, it is predicted in au thoritative ipiarters that his letter or speech of acceptance will contain a pledge to carry out the Roosevelt, poli cies already inaugurated and earnestly strive for those not enacted, which will have a ring similar to that pro nounced by President Roosevelt on taking the oath of office, over the body of the dead McKinley. Wade Kills, attorn- v gonial of Ohio, who has prospects of being the Ohio member of the resolutions committee of that convention and who was large ly responsible for the conceded virility of the Ohio Republican platform, iR here for a thorough understanding with the secretary of war. He was with Mr. lari ai nis omces ior sev eral hours Monday and at the Taft residence for a long time Monday night. Another conference Is to be held Tuesday when it Is not unlikely the result will be brought lo rhe at tention of President Roosevelt. *The prediction is declared to he tlon, the prediction is declared to be a safe one that the tariff plank to be presented to the resolutions commit tee by the Taft adherents will follow closely the lines of the Ohio platform, with the added specifications regard ing the manner of arriving at the amount of tariff which should be levied. HEAVY STORM IN KANSAS. Train Service in the Southern Part of the State Nearly Stopped. Wellington, Kan., June 2.—Two tnches of rain fell In this vicinity Sun day afternoon and Monday morning, being the heaviest continuous rain in years. The storm was accompaied by severe lightning, which struck a house and several barns. The rain fall was heavier in the south part of the coun ty and the Hunnewell branch of the Santa i'e and the Rock Island tracks near Caldwell are under water. Last night's rains from the south en both the Santa Fe and Rock island were annulled, the Rock Island's pas senger train not reaching here until 6 o'clock Monday morning. The Santa Fe’s trains have not yet succeeded In getting ifcyungb. The stornr went east to Rome, strip ping tro s and tearing down barns and sheds. William Miller, a farmer near South Haven, nine miles south of Rome, was driving across a bridge over Shoo fly creek and his team was blown into the stream and drowned. Miller escaped by holding to an up right of the bridge. All wires are down over the county and the loss at Rome is not known. FOUR BOLD BOY BANDITS. Youth* in Montana Confess to Train Holdup. Great Falls, Mont., June 2.—The hold-up Saturday night ot the north bound Great Northern train at the stockyards, about a mile and a half from this city, was the work of three boys, who now occupy cells in the city jail. A fourth youth who admits hav ing assisted in planning the holdup, but took no active part. Is also a pris oner. The quartette have made a com plete confession to the police. The names of the four boys are: Albert Hatch, aged 15; William Randal), aged 17; Harry Rheama, aged 15, and George Creswell. aged 1C. According to the story told by Ran dall, Rheama and Creswell, the hold up was planned and carried out under the generalship of Hatch, tike youngest of the four, who is said to have turned the switch, ordered the engineer to back up and to have gone through • the passenger coaches with the con ductor forcing the latter at the point of a gun to collect money from the passengers. i_ Two Filipino Slayers Hang. Manila, June 2.—Faustino Alben leader of the Dios-Dlos movement, whc r once assumed the title of pope of thf i island of Yeyte, and Kspiridton Rota his principal follower, were hunged at 1 the prison of Hillbld Monday. The> were found guilty of sevtaml cnwl mur ders. One Constable Shoets Another. f Vermillion. 111., June 2.—Constahh , . Ilruce Northup, 35 years old, was sho j to death here Sunday In a pistol due » by Conetabie Charles Crawford, 2 * years old, as the outcome of a quar 1 rel resulting from a friendly wrestlin' match. __ —----»r OVER $600 STOLEN THEN RETURNED ■ ■ ■ —— Home of L. H. Keener Four Miles West of Town Robbed of Near $700 Tuesday Afternoon—Nearly All Returned Same Night. Tuesday between the hours of 11 o'clock iu the morning and 3 o’clock in the afternoon the home j of L. H. Keener, a farmer living aLout tour miles west of Mena, was entered while the family was away and between $t!00 and $7(>0 which was hidden in the house was stolen. When Mr. Kenner and his son. Wiley, returned home at 3 o’clock they saw signs of some one hav ing entered the house and found the money gone. The neighbors were notified and one of them went to Rust where Oscar Keener works and notified him. In this manner word of the robbery was pretty well scattered over the settlement and with it the state ment that the dates and numbers of nearly all the money, most of it being in gold and $‘_>0 gold certificates, was held by Mr. Kenner. This fact evidently reached the ears of the thief for Tuesday night when Oscar Keener return ed home about midnight from a tour of investigation, he saw '.lie form of a man standing by the side fence. Upon calling to him the man started to leave and be ^ a II I UUIIIII^ u <J J V M I ' M V • started toward him. Before the man passed the cor ner ol the fence Keener is said to have hatrd something hit the fence but paid no attention to this and after losing sight of the fleeing form went back to the house. Yesterday morning the Keeners went out to look for the tracksif the night visitor and were aston ished to find the sack containing all the $20 gold pieces and the purse containing all the gold cer tificates. There was said to he over $500 of this money, but about $100 which was in small bills and silver, wihi still missing. If there is any clue as to who stole the money it is not being given out. Most of the money belonged to one of Mr. Keener’s sons who works in Texas. When the recent financial trouble came on the money was drawn out of the bank and hidden with the savings of oilter mem bers of the family in their home. STATE SOCIALISTS MEET Convention Opens in Little Rock to Adopt Platform - Full Ticket May Be Named. Little Kock, Jane 1.—At the old Concordia Hall this morning at 10 o’clock delegates of the Socialist party of Arkansas will assemble in state convention. Acting Mayor Hollis in behalf of the city will probably make an address of welcome. JJ^It is said there will be 100 dele gates in attendance. The first business will be the appointing oi eummmees. unt uf the important committees will be that on plattorin. In general the platform has been for the collective ownership and distribu tion of lands, tools and machinery of production. It is probable the platform this year will have a plank sanctioning “immediate demands." That is, the party ic this state will probably favoi working for and supporting such legislation as wholly or partially coincides with socialistic views It is probable that a full state ticket will be nominated by the convention. This, however, wil depend on the decision of thi majority. Prosp ctive canmdate: for the nomination for governo are: J. Sam Jones of Hairir.on William Penrose of Hunter am E. W. Perrin of Little K«ck. MINER WALLACE LOST Sub Committee Reports in Favor < Goodman in Seventh District Con test. Special 10 The Star: Little Rock, June 2. -Th special committee appointed 1. the state Central Committee o the Democratic party to conn the ballots in flit* contest betwee Miner Wallace and W. S. Good win, contesting candidates fn ‘ congress for the Seventh congre sional distict, has finished its wor 1 and will report a majority 22 t favor of Goodwin. It is said Goodwjij only tlaime ’ k majority of 20, DAVIS LOSES AMIDHISSES Donaghey, Clarke, Ludwig and | Harrod Make Up Big Four to Denver Convention—Bry- , an for President. Little Rock, June 3. The election of the four men , as delegates;at-large to the Democratic convention, who were on the so-called slate of the Dona ghey-Pmdall organization, and the administering defeat to Sena tor Jeff Davis, who was one of the candidates for a position on the “Dig Four,” wore the chief fea ture of the first days’ session of the Democratic state convent ion, which convened at noon yester day in the Auditorium. Th.e convention adopted strong resolutions endorsing William Jennings Dryao and instructed the delegates from this state to vote for him as long as his name is before the convention. Special to Star. Little Rock, June 3.—State Democratic convention elected W. P. Fletcher, J. M. Shreadlmg, J. T. flicks and Lewis Rhoton as ullprtiulp rlf'lptralf'd at 1 r t> p In the Denver convention. Elected It. E. Miller of Monroe county as chairman and Bruce Bullock of Faulkner county secre tary o( State Central Committee. Guy.B. Tucker was member of National Committee, defeating Judge William Kavanaugh. A resolution by W. C. Braley to revise primary rules and do away with blanket primary was [submitted to a committee consis ting of one member Irom each I congressional district. Convention accepted inyitation of Little Rock io hold 1 *>10 con v ntiou here. INDORSE W. J. BRYAN Platform Against Convict Labor Would Discharge All New State House Builders. j Special to The star. Little Rock, June 3. —The i Democratic convention in session [here today adopted a platform in dorsing W. J. Bryan. The platform would prohibit all ftee transpoitation except to I employees and ministers. It declares against convict labor and favors agricultural schools, j bucketshop laws and initiative ! and referendum. j The platform recommends the discharge of all persons now connected with building the new ! state house. — Norwood by Acclamation. Little Rock, June 3.—William Steele of Miller county then placed the name of Hal L. Nor wood in nomination for attorney general and he was declared the nominee by acclamation. Mr. Norwood made a brief speech, thanking the convention and pay ing a high tribute to his oppon ent, P. R. Andrews, who, he de , j Glared, whs a good lawyer, an , honest man and a gentleman in every sense of the word. Killed Large Snake. M. D. and J. T. Winton. sub stantial farmers of the Rocky neighborhood, were in the city on business Tuesday# While here they reported the killing by their brother, Hass, last Thursday of a large diamond rattle snake ,i while out gathering huckleber 1 ries. The snake measured five (and one half feet, was very large I around the body, and contained nine rattles. 3 ' -* WHAT SHALL WE HAVE FOR DESSERT? * Try JELL-O, the dainty, appetizing, 1 economical dessert. Can be prepared I j instantly -simply add boiling water and " j serve when cool. Flavored just right *'! sweetened just right; perfect in every ' j way. A 10c package makes enougt k dessert for a large family. All groc -t ,i sell it. Don’t accept substitutes. JELL-0 complies with all Pure Foot Laws. 7 flavors:-Lemon, Orangt II Raspberry, Strawberry, Chocolate, Cherry, F'each. II JONES IS DEAD :nd comes to former eenator FROM ARKANSAS AND DEMO CRATIC LEADER SUDDENLY. VAS I GREAT FRIEND OF MR. BRYAN lenator Jones Was Chairman of Na tional Democratic Committee In 189* and 1900—Was a Private Soldier In Confederate Ranke—A Leader In Hie Party—Mr. Bryan'a Tribute. Washington, June 3.—Former United Rtates Senator James K. Jones of Ar tansas died at his residence here at i:30 Monday afternoon after an III iess of a few hour*, aged 69 year*, de was one of the leading Democrat* n the senate from 1885 to 1903, and was one of the strongest supporter* jf William Jennings Bryan, having a* chairman of the Democratic national sommlttee conducted the campaign* >f 1896 and 1900. Since leaving the senate In 1903, he has conducted a law l>raotlce in this city and has not active' ly engaged In politics. A native of Mississippi, where he was born in 1839, James Kimbrough lones received a classical education tnd fought as a private soldier In the "Confederate ranks throughout the (Civil war. He was elected to the Forty seventh ami the two succeeding con gresses and in 1885 succeeded to the seat of James S. Walker, In the United States senate, where he served three terms, retiring In 1903. Senator Jones was a delegate to the national Demo cratic convention of 1896 which gave Mr. Bryan his first nomination, and as chairman of the committee on reso lutions he reported the 16 to 1 plat form. He was made chairman of the national Democratic committee after th» cnnvonllnn and ns such conducted both of the Bryan campaigns for the presidency. Alliance. Neb., June 3.—William J. Bryan was delivering an address be fore an audience In this city Monday night when a representative of the Associated press handed him a tele gram telling of the death of Senator James K. Jones. Ho —'ad the tele gram and stopping In the middle of his address, said: "I have just learned that Senator Jones of Arkansas died suddenly In Washington. It Is a sad bit of news t« announce to a Democratic audi ence, for Senator Jones was chairman of the bimetallist convention that car ried on the fight In 1896 that ended In our rapturing the'Chicago conven tion and It was because of his promi nence in that fight that 1 asked thift he be made chairman of the national com mittee and to him I am indebted for the opportunity to close the debate on the tariff and make the speech which l presume will stand as the most ef fective one 1 ever delivered. As soon as this meeting Is over I shall take occasion to send a message of regret and condolence." A Record Broken. New York, June 3.—The Cunard liner Mauretania broke the record over the long course from Queenstown to this port, covering the distance In four days, 20 hours and 16 minutes, with an average speed of 24.86 knots, a<> cording to a wireless dispatch received by the Cunard line company from the steamship late Monday night. The Mauretania' ecord Is seven minutes better than -e high record held by her sister ship, the Lusitania. Four Drowned In Kansas. Wichita. Kan., June 3.—On* more was added to the list of flood victims here Monday, making four in all who have drowned. Benjamin White Is missing and It Is believed that he also lost his life. Those known to have been drowned are Mrs. C. Glazier, Miss Martha WikofT, Harry Moore and Vic tor Jenkuway. A Dynamiter's Trial Begins. Butte, Mont., June 3.—Louis Kerris, the 83-year-old Italian ranch hand, held for the dynamiting of the east bound Burlington express within the city limits of Butte shortly after mid night of May 1 when three men were killed outright or died of injuries, was put on trial Monday before Judge Dolan. Chairman Mann at White House. Washington, June 3.—Chairman Mann of the house special wood pulp investigating committee was a White House caller Monday. The committee expects to make a complete and scien tific analysis of the question referred to It and to have a report ready for presentation at the next session of congress. Increase in Circulation. Washington, June 3.—Thh monthly circulation statement issued by the treasury department Monday shows that at the close of business May 29, 1908, the total circulation of national bank notes was 1698,449,517 which is an increase for the year of 196.508.967 and an increase for the month of $803, 819 He Traveled With Barnum, South Bend, Ind., June 3.—Clarence Asbey, aged 51 years, the originator of the plan of representing famous statuary with living models, died In South Bend Monday after an Illness of two years Asbey for nearly 20 years traveled all over the world with P. T Barnum s circus. . .