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s V HEWS OF THE WEEK Most Important Happenings of the Past Seven Days. latereatlng; Itena Gathered from All parta of the World Coadeaaed Into Small Spa for tho Beaeflt of Oar Readers. ( Paraoaul. " Chief Justice Wlswell, of the su preme court ql Maine, recently died in Boston of heart disease. Secretary of War Taft has been elected president of the National Red Cross. Charles H. Keep, assistant secretary of the treasury was chosen treasurer. Mrs. Frank H. Greer, wife of the editor of the Guthrie Capital, died re cently of heart failure She was 50 years of age. Harry St John, a newspaper man, from Mississippi, died recently of apo plexy In the Carnegie library at Ok lahoma City, Ok. W. H. Moore, of Missouri, .was chosen president of the National Good Roads association at the Mus kogee meeting. Dr. Lapponl, physician to the pope, is dead in Rome of pneumonia. i ' Conarresiilonal. The nomination of W. Morgan Shus ter, of Washington, as member of the Philippine commission and secretary of public Instruction In the Islands, has been sent to the senate by the president. Senator Flint, of California, has In troduced a bill In the senate providing for an exhibition in Los Angeles In 1915 to celebrate the completion of the Panama canal. Without debate the senate adopted a resolution calling lor all the papers In connection with the exclusion of Japanese from the public schools of "' Can TiYanntspo President Roosevelt's annual mes saga to congress was recently lead in both houses. It took the clerks two hours and a half to complete the rerading. Terry McGovern, the prize fighter, has been placed In a hospital at Brooklyn, N. Y., fot observation re garding his sanity. One of the first bills Introduced in the house was a measure by Reprs sentatlve Shepard, of Texas, provid ing for an Income tax. Representative Robert G. Cousins, 1 ' Illinois, has been promoted to the chairmanship of the house committee on foreign affairs made vacant by the death of Representative Hltt. Representative Slayden, of Texas, has introduced a bill providing for the elimination of negroes from the army by July 1 next Senator Beverldge, of Indiana, has introduced a bill in the senate to pro. hlblt carriers of interstate commerce from transporting products of fac tories or mines which employ cb.li f ren- under 1 years of age. 'W President Roosevelt's discussion of the San Francisco school situation In his message was received with great dissatisfaction by the California dele gation In congress. Senator Baveridge has introduced a bill to amend the meat Inspection law which requires the packers to pay tho cost of Inspection. Another amendment requires that the date of inspection and packing or canning shall be placed on each package. Sentor Klttredge has introduced' a resolution directing an Investigation of the lumber trade by the department of commerce and labor . ; A bill has been Introduced In the house to Increase the salaries of all . civil service employes of the govern ment ten per cent. The National Rivers and Harbors convention In session at Washington unanimously adopted a resolution urg ing congress to appropriate not less than $50,000,000 for Improvements of water ways at this session. The house has passed a bill creat ing a game preserve of nearly 700,000 acres in the state of Washington. The house has passed a hill allow f íng states to prohibit the shipping of convict made goods from other states luto their borders. The bill was ln t troduced by Representative Hunt of Missouri. Mlaerllaaeoos. A Roosevelt Third Term National league hus been formed at Chicago. Clubs are to be organized in every city and county of the country. - f The North German Lloyd steamer V' Main was badly damaged In a colli sion In New York harbor with the schooner Neville, recently. The dreaded San Jose scale has been discovered In several fruit or chards In Massachusetts. The last session of the Fifty-ninth congress has begun. The usual larga crowds were present on the openlns day. But little business was transacted. F. D. Cobui n's annual crop sum-1 mary for Kansas has been issued. The total wheat crop for the year was 93, 292,980 bushels. Sumner was the banner county, raising 4,390,665 bush els. The Interstate Commerce commis sion has begun an' investigation at Pueblo, Col., into alleged land fiauds and the relations existing between the Colorado Fuel & Iron company, and the various railroads in that section. The robber who shot and killed W. P. Dilworth, a merchant. In his store at Oklahoma City, Ok., has been cap tured. The keel plates of another Dread naught, larger and more powerful than the first, were recently laid at Portsmouth, Eng. The reports of the Illness of King Menelik, of Abyssinia, which have been attracting considerable atten tion In Europe, are authoritatively denied. William Walter Webb, D. D., has been made bishop of the Episcopal diocese of Milwaukee. It has been announced at Washing ton that the president will reappoint Judson B. Clements as a member ot the Interstate Commerce commission. The United States supreme court has decided that through trains on the Illinois Central railroad cannot bo compelled to stop at small station in Mississippi. Forty men are reported blown to atoms in an explosion In a mine at Houghton, Mich. One of the worst floods in the his tory of Eastern Arizona occurred In the region about Clifton recently. A large number of people were reported drowred and many buildings were wrecked. In a fire at an Indianapolis match factory recently eight young women were burned, four of them seriously. The battleship Kansas, one of the most formidable of the new war ves sels, has gone to the New England coast for her trial trip. After adopting resolutions request lng the legislatures of the various slates to demand of congress that a constitutional convention be call?d for the purpose of submitting an amend ment for the election of United States senators by popular vote, the Inter state senatorial conference completed a permanent organization at Des Moines, la. A suggested solution of the entire Japanese problem, which has reached an acute Btage, is a treaty between the two countries excluding the la boring element of each from the other. . The Incoming freight house of the Burlington system at Chicago was burned recently causing a los3 of $300,000. At the annual meeting of the Amer ican Association of State Fair and Ex positions at Chicago, F. L. Eaton, of Sioux City, Iowa, was chosen presi dent and Thomas Warnell, of Liberty, Mo., vice president. Garland Moore, a mall carrier, who recently murdered Miss Clara West at Eols d'Arc, Missouri, because she re fused to marry him, has surrendered to the authorities and is In jail at Springfield. Arthur C. Harper, the democratic nominee, was elected over the non partisan candidate as mayor of Los Angeles, Cal., by a plurality of more than 2,000 votes. A boiler explosion In the Harney shoe factory at Lynn, Mass., started a fire which destroyed three other factories, the railroad station and 12 dwelling bouses. Eleven persons were Injured. Secretary Coburn, of the Kansas, state board of agriculture, has secured reduced rates for those wishing to at tend the annual meeting of the boaid In Topeka January 9-12. The federal grand Jury at Salt Laka Utah, which has been Investigating the coal land frauds, has returned In dictments against the Harrlman and Gould corporations In Utaa. The supreme coiit of Missouri re versed and remanded the case of the three convicts win k'Ved a guard Yvhüe attempting to etcape from the elate penitentiary at Jefferson City. The supreme court of the United States has ordered a re-argument of the Iowa Bavlngs bank cases Involve ing the taxation of government secur ities held by the banks. The new Spanish cabinet has al ready resigned. Historic old Falls church in Vir ginia In which President Washing ton worshipped for years is to be re stored. Kansas has $3.862,020.36 Invested In bonds according to the state treas urer's report Four students and three firemen were killed and several students sell, ously Injured by the burning of the Chi Psl fraternity house at Cornell university recently. The national drainage convention recently In session at Oklahoma City adopted a constitution and fiamed a memorial to congress. St. Paul, Minn., was chosen as the next place uf meeting. BIG LAIIDjRAUDS RAILROADS IN UTAH EMPLOYED DUMMY LOCATORS. TO GOBBLE UP COAL LANDS Partial Report of Federal Grand Jury Leads to Indictment of Railrjad and Fuel Companies and Their Of ficials. Salt Lake. The federal grand Jur) which has been investigating coil land frauds in Utah and charges thit rail road corporations have discriminated against certain shippers, made a par tial report Friday, In the United States District Court, to Judge John A. Mar shall. Indictments were returned against the Union Pacific Railroad Company, the Oregon Short Line Railroad Com pany, the Union Pacific Coal Com pany, the Utah Fuel Company, ind several of the highest officials repre senting the Harrlman and Gould com- porations of Utah. The indictment against the repre sentatives of the Gould Interest em braces the Utah Fuel Company, H. G. Williams, general manager of this company; Robert Forester, the com pany s geologist; W. R. Foster, sec retary to Robert Forester; Alex. M. Cowle, general manager of tho com pany 3 Wasatch store at Sunnyside, Utah. Also Elroy N. Clark, the Utah Fuel Company's attorney at Denver, and George A. Moore, the company's agent at Denver. They are charged with defrauding and attempting to defraud the United States government, the charg38 being based on the methods pursued In acquiring title to coal land in Utah. Bench warrants for the arrest of the persons accused In the two Indict ments were Issued. Bunds in the case of each Individual accused were fixed at $3,000. Fred R. Maynard of Washington, as sistant attornpv erenpml thn h is been conducting the investlgatltti before the grand Jury, Is authority 'fur the state ment that two other Indictments charging per'ury before Mhe grand jury have been returned. After the indictments had been re turned, bench warrantsl had been Is sued and the grand Jury nad adjourned until the first Monday In January, As sistant Attorney General Maynard stated that when the grand jury re convenes after the holidays the lnqul 8ition will be resumed. ! The Indictments returned Friday, he said, mark only the beginning of the government's probing operations In Utah, and Wyoming, and the violations of laws alleged In these Indictments pre only incidents of a gigantic system of fraud that has been in operation In the West for many years. The Indictment against ths Utah Fuel Company and the six agents of that company is based on the irethods used in acquiring about 1,400 arres of coal lands In Sevier county, Utah. The lands were filed on in March, 1905. In a statement made Friday, Attor ney Maynard outlined the methods al leged to have been pursued, as Mated by witnesses called before the grand jury. Robert Forrester, Keologist and minin.-i expert of the Utah Fuel om- pany, is alleged to have been charged with the actual direction of thp men who filed on the lands. After Forres ter h;id prospected the ground George A. Moore, the Utah Fuel Company's agent in Denver, wont over the numer ous claims and on each one caused to be du'j an excavation exposing the coal deposits. . "Dummy" locaters were then secured to make filings on the claims. Thse were mostly young men, who were each paid $30, their expenses to and from the lands and $3 pet diem while they were employed In entering the claims. There was an explicit un derstanding In advance that the claims were to. be conveyed to the Utan Fuel Company or its agents. These "dummies" were taken upon he lands, the uncovered coal deposits were shown to them, and immediately they filed on the lands, with appllca- ton papers made out by the company's attorney Major William H. Bird. Major Bird has since dW. Ali the entries to the 1,400 acres Involved were made on the same date, March 24, 1905. ' For ei.ch of the claims thus secured it was necessary that a payment of $1,600 should be made to the govern ment. Loans for this amount were made by various persons. The gov prnment prosecutors charge that the persona from whom the loans were isecurfcd were mere agents of the coal icompany. COAL LAND OFFER. Syndicate Wants to Buy State Land In Routt county. Denver. At a meeting of the State J-and Board Thursday one of tho most Important applications for land made 1n many years was Bled with me hoard. Tie application was made by Attorney Tom Harrington on behalt of Bernard L. Castor, a St. Louis man, representing St Louis and Chicago capital. The people desiring the land offer to nay $10 per acre outright for it, mak lng $1,000,000; or they want a fifty- year lease on it with the promise that they could t uy It later, liotn Mr. jas tor and Mr. Harrington desired the deal to be closed at once If possible, but the board will take at least two weeks to Investigate the matter and have the land Inspected before any definite action Is taken. An appraiser win be sent to Routt county to make an Investigation and the matter will probably come up for action at the next regular meeting of the board. FORMER SENATOR SHOT. Wre. Bradley Uses Revolver on Arthui Brown of Utah. Washington. Former United State! Senator Arthur Brown of Utah lies in a critical condition In Emergency hos pital from a pistol shot wound in the abdomen Inflicted by Mrs. Anna M Bradley of Salt Lake, who arrived here baturrtey rrom that city. The shooting occurred in Senator Brown's apart ment in the Raleigh hotel, where Mrs. Bradley also had registered under the name of "A. B. Brown." She was ar rested. She said that she came to Washing ton to demand that Brown marry her. Their relations were well known in Salt Lake, she claimed. When she askei him if he was going to "do the right thing by her," she said he put on bis coat and started to leave the room, whereupon she shot him twice. She considers that she was justified in her action. Salt Lake advices are that Mrs. Brad- fey had long been intimate with Brown (and caused serious trouble between Brown and his wife, which culminated Jn the arrest of Brown and Mrs. Brad ley for adultery, but Mrs. Brown with drew the charge and Brown was dis charged. Mrs. Bradley entered a plea of guilty, saying that Brown was the father of her child, but was not pun ished. Recently Mrs. Bradley insisted upon Brown marrying her, Mrs. Brown hav ing died two years ago, but he avoided her aud finally induced her to promise to go to California, buying her a ticket Instead of going to the coast, it seems she came here, and Saturday's shoot ing was the result EVANS WATER SUPPLY. Remarkable Reservoir Fed by Artesian Wells. I Denver. A Republican special says: The placing of a big cement reservoir ihirty-eight feet deep and ten feet In diameter for the purpose of holding jhe city water of Evans was accora- piisneu in a novel way ana completed on th-3 6th Inst Two years ago the town of Evans put down several wells 125 fest to sup ply the town with water. Surafce wa ter finally filled the wells and made them unsanitary. Recently four other wells 230 feet deep were sunk to bed rock and a flow of artesian water ob tained. Around the wells was built the cement reservoir. It was constructed by outlining Its dimensions with meshed wire, which forms the center for the circular wall of cement one foot thick and thirty eight feet high. When the cement cir cle was thoroughly dry workmen dug away the earth Inside It to a di pth of thirty-eight feet, the structure sinking Dy its own weight gradually Into place. Seepage water was encounteied to ward the last, but this was pumped out and the cement i-ottom laid. Into this big cement tank artesian water is let at will and the result Is satisfactory. The supply is said to be sufficient for a town ten times the size of Evans. LAND TAX DECISION. May Tax Land Bought cf State and Partly Paid For. Pueblo., Colo. Thursday, in the Dis trict Court, Judge Voorhees handed down a decision In which he refused to grant an injunction against the treas urer of Otero county restraiuing him from collecting taxes on land pur chased from the state and only par tially paid for. This was the matter on which argu ment was made by attorneys represent ing land owners In Otero county for the greater part of two days. Judge Voorhees took the ground that the assessment was a proper. one. He did not take up the matter as to whether the property in question had been overtaxed by the assessor. The amount Involved in the two cases is In the neighborhood of $25,- 000, and great interest has been taken In the matter by property owners in all other counties. It Is understood that the treasurer In Otero county will proceed to collect the taxes by due action In the courts, that the land owners will fight the case, and If defeated, will appeal to the higher court. NEW TRIAL ASKED. Van Wyks' Attorney Claims to Have New Evidence. Denver. On the ground that new evidence, which will positively prove an alibi for Woutertje Van Wyk, has been discovered since th trial at Wray, Colorado, at which the woman and her husband. Gerrit J. Van Wyk, were found guilty of the murder of Gerrltje Haast sister of Mrs. Van Wyk, Attor ney Isaac Pelton, for the de fendants, has flld motion for a new trial oefore Judge John I. Mulllns. Sensational in the extreme are the allegations of the attorney for the Van Wyks, who, jesides claiming proof of an alibi for one of his clients, cites innumerable errors of the court, one cf which is a charge that Judge Mul- lins left the court room on the last day ot the trial a half hour before the case went to the jury, ari while Prosecut ing Attorney Ralph lalbot was making the closing argument for the state. The absence of Judge Mulllns at this time, the motion states, allowed Attorney Talbot to introduce Into his argument w'thout objection or court ruling of any kind, something entirely beyond the evidence, which was practically a manufactured motive for the crime ot murder. JAP SCHOOL CASE' WILL TEST SAN FRANCISCO LAW IN THE COURTS, SCHOOL BOARD STATEMENT Facts Upon Which It Is Atked That Suit Shall Be Brought Nov Under Consideration by Attorney General Moody. San Francisco. The Board cf Edu cation, through City Attorney Burke, Friday afternoon submitted to United States District Attorney Devlin a statement of facts bearing upon the segregation of Japanese children in separate schools, which it is planned to make the basis of the legal action that the federal government is to take to test the legality of the state statute under which the Board of Education made its ruling. The statement was immediately tele graphed to Washington, where it is ex pected that It will be considered by, Attorney General Moody. Following Is the board's statement of facts: "It is hereby Agreed that the follow ing facts are true: ; "That the United States entered Into an agreement with the empire of Ja pan, which was concluded November 22, 1894, the ratification of which was ratified by the Senate with amend ments February 5. 1895, and which was ratified by the President of the United States February 15, 1895; that ratifica tions were exchanged March 21, 1895, and that the treaty was proclaimed March 21, 1895, wnich treaty la now in full force and effect." Section 1662 of the political code of California provides as follows: 'Trustees shall have the power to establish schools for Indian children and for children of Mongolian and Chi nese descent. When such separate schools are established, Indian, Chi nese or Mongolian children must not be admitted into any other school, ex cept In kindergartens at the age of four." October 11. 1906, the Board of Edu cation of San Francisco adopted the following resolution: Resolved, that In accordance with article 1, section 1C(j2 of the school law of California, principals are hereby directed to send ail Chinese, Japanese and Korean children to the Oriental public school on and alter October 15, 1906." The document then states that a separate schtol jhould be established for Orientals, which is conducted in all respects as are other public schools of the same grade, that trustworthy and competent teachers are in charge and that the same educational privileges, rights and advantages are offered the Oriental children as are afforded the children of all other public schools. The statement sets forth that at the time of the passage of this resolution there were ninety-three Japanese cnu dren in attendance at the several pub lic schools, thirteen of which were be tween the age of six and twenty-one years of age. The admission is made that the children of all other foreign parentage, other than Oriental, are not segregated in separate schools. The United States is asked to join in this statement of facts for the pur pose of enforcing so far as it has power to do, its obligations to the em nire of Janan arising from said treaty and of securing to the children of Jan ane se descent the same educational advantages as are given to children of European parentage. GOOD ROASS LEGISLATION Demanded by Colorado Reads Conven tion at Denver. Denver. Before the Good Roads conference closed Thursday five men had been appointed a committee on legislation tolobby in the Sixteenth Gen eral Assembly for the passage of an act creating a highway commission; a draft of a bill creating such a com mission and defining Its powers had been submitted and approved; the em ployment of state prisoners, prefer ably "trusties," on road work had been Indorsed; various other measures had been suggested as worthy of con sideration and approval by the body, and preparations had been made to conduct an energetic campaign In the direction of securing favorable action by the Legislature and the rapid im provement of the highways of Colo rado. The committee on legislation con sists of S. A. Osborn, Denver, chair man; J. F. Kyle, Montrose; Charles W. Bowles, Littleton; J. Y. Munson, Lari mer, and F. L. Luethl, Boulder.' This committee received Instruc tions to endeavor to secure the pass age by the Sixteenth General Assem bly of an act providing for the ap-. polntment of a highway commission,' and providing also for the construc tion, maintenance and repairs of pub lic roads by extending state aid tor that purpose to the several conntlea. Thomas F. Walsh, the father of tie Good Roads movement In Colorado, de clined to act upon the committee. He explained his position, saying that be had so many engagements ahead that It would be impossible for him to serve. Before the end of next year Mr. Walsh expects to be able to spend a great deal of his time in Good Roada work. -i.