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PRISONERS Ai STRICK
EN BY TBfOl DEATH INTH1 United States Priso at $200, 000 Is Burned to the Ground— Eire Breaks Out in the Tailor Shop—Orders Are Given to Shoot in His Tracks Any Man Who Tries to Escape—Strict Military Discip line Prevails Throughout. Leavenworth, Kas., April 1.—The military prison at Port Leavenworth was destroyed by fire late tonight. The prisoners were removed from the cell houses under a heavy guard of United States troops and confined in a stockade. None of the prisoners escaped, so far as a hasty resume of the situ ation after midnight showed, but this may not be definitely known un til daylight. Owing to the low water pressure the-fire detriment of the Fort was almost useless. The fire was fought by the soldiers, who were ordered out of their quarters and those who were on leave in the city were at once called 'back to the fort. Two soldiers were injured while fighting the flames, but none of the prisoners were hurt. iMuch excitement attended the re moval of the prisoners, many of whop are desperate,, It was feared that they would makV ah'Organized break for safety. The fire broke out about 10 o'clock in the tailor shop and soon it was seen that the main building was doomed. iA great outcry at once broke out in the prison, the convicts fearing that they would be burned to death. They battered on the doors of their cells as the light of the fire streamed in through the windows. Many screamed in terror as the auth orities for the moment refused to remove them. Soon, however, several companies of soldiers, including cavalrymen, had gotten under arms. A strong cordon of troops was thrown afbout the prison and every precaution taken to prevent escapes. The soldiers that could 'be spared from the ranks of fire fighters were detained as guards and then the de livery of prisoners 'began. When the bolts of the cell house doors were khot hack, the flames had reached the main building. If every thing .had not been done in perfect order, lives doubtless would' have been lost. As it was, strict military •^discipline prevailed. Soldiers with leveled weapons greeted the convicts as they were marched out. They had been pre viously warned that the slightest be ligerent move would mean death. "Shoot them down in their tracks". commanded the officers, "if they don't keep in line the first man that tries to escape dies." The rifle barrels of the soldiers and swords of the ofllcers glinting _,in the firelight effectually awed the "f 7 prisoners, and they meekly followed ^Itheir heavily armed guards to the 'stockade. Not only did the strict '•yJr military rule prevent any escapes, but it effectually stopped the panic that had broken out among the con' victs. The prison'building was valued at $200,000. It was totally destroyed, The Leavenworth fire department was rushed' out to the fort on a hur ried call for 'help. It combined forces with the fort's fire fighters. The lack of water pres sure, however, rendered the efforts almost useless. About all they could' do was to play feefble streams of water on the .front of the:'building, from which the convicts and sold iers were Issuing and' prevent the leaping flames from harming them. The blaze was spectacular. Hun dreds of people rushed out to see the unusual sight. The fort Is tpur miles from the city and'first reports were that the prison was- destroyed and that many convicts had been burned to death.. The people rush- 1 ed out in great-excitement. They hurried around the blazing ORIGINAL PROVISION AS TO TEA AND COFFEE WILL BE STRICK EN OUT OF IT A Heated Controversy Is Certain' tb Take Place When the Rule For Controlling Amendments to the Tariff Bill Is Brought In—Hides and Lumber Will Be Voted Upon. Democrats May Again Join With Republicans. Washington, D. C., April 1.—That a rule which will permit amendment fcertain schedules of the .Payne tariff (bill) will be brought in on Monday, is now practically certain. The ways and means committee hav ing decided to take off the duty on tea and strike out the countervail ing duty on coffee, a great deal of opposition caused by those provisions of the Wll has vanished. As it has ibeen agreed to permit a vote on hides and lumber, jthere are only a few provisions remaining about which there is any consider able contention. The reciprocity provision for bituminous coal and the placng of ron ore on the free list are understood to have been conceded by the h'ouse leaders as two propositions upon which the rule will permit a vote. The question of permitting a. vote on the-counter vailing duty on petroleum has not been c&ckifeQtPiHHiaT' .A'C- When the rule fo rcontrolling am endments to the tariff 'bill is brought in, a heated discussion is certain to take jjlace. There are indications that those members of the minority who voted for the Fitzgerald amend ment to the rules may vote with the republicans on the tariff bill rule. CHANGES IN BASEBALL fiULES IN A NUTSHELL A substituted pitcher must pitch until the man at bat, when the pitch er takes his position, 'has either been put out or reaches first 'base. iln case of interference with a fielder or ibatsman, the 'ball is not in play until the pitcher, standing in his position, holds it, and the um pire calls '^lay." A batted1 ball that touched, the person of the umpire or a player, 'while on or over fair ground," is a fair hit and a batted "ball that touches the person of the umpire or of a player "while on or over foul ground" is afoul hit. Hereafter in case of a .player's ejectment from the game .by the um pire such player is out of both game and .grounds. He must either go to the club house or leave the grounds entirely, under penalty of forfeiture of the game by the umpire. Hereafter any ground rule must be acceptable to the captain of the visiting team and if objectionable to said visiting captain, the umpire has the power to adopt or reject said ground rule or ruleB. building, but were pressed sternly back when they met fixed bayonets in the hands of the soldiers. The city police rushed' out in pa trol wagons and relieved the sold iers from the work of caring for the crowd so they could devote their whole attention to the saving of those locked behind prison bars. An tour after midnight the fire was burning fiercely but was under control. The blacksmith shop, tallor shop, machine shops and other buildings went first.' All this "while the whole prison had been surrounded 'by troops Then when the. main building actu ally had 'begun to burn, the stern •military rescue was carried'out with precision. A .heavy guard was thrown around the t^xskade where the prisoners are confined to prevent escapes and panics, Ait daybreak th'#''likely will be taken to the government prison halt a mile away. 1 There -i lot. life** mmmm ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 1909 sv« .is prisoners 4» the Past Sachem Owing to the contest that has been raging in the forest of Aberdeen for the past moon in which the war par ties led by Wm. Larson and H. de Malignon have been striving to see who could, secure the most scalps of new members for the camp fire of the Red Men, the party of Larson was vanquished and as a result there of treated the victors and their sist er Pocahontas to a big feed at B. B. Ward's restaurant last evening. The repast consisted of oyster cocktail, cold roast pork, cold roast beef, cold ham, celery pickles, potato salad, and coffee. After the lusty Indians and their sisters' had laid aside an ample store of the above mentioned viands, Toastmaster A. J. Shunk took charge, and the following at tested of their bravery in the field: O. .F. Froberg, Great Prophet, Clark JOHN WALSH IS .WALKING CHAMPION Boston, Mass., April 1.—Sergeant John Walsh of the United States army, long distance walker, who ar rived in .Boston today after he had completed a walk from Boston to San Francisco and return, a distance of over 7,700 -miles in 156 days, started oft late in the afternoon,* af ter a few hours rest to repeat the performance. Wlalsh left Boston on August 12, 1908, and, arrived in San Francisco. October 23, according to his state ment. He said that he would make the present trip In competition with Edward Payson Weston, who strated from New York last Week. Walsh Is 57 yearp old. ^jj ABERDEEN LIVERY MOVES The Aberdeen livery have moved out! of their-.old building on Third avenue «ast and will later occupy the Red (Front barns on South Third street. The old building is being torn down and in its place will be Sbtfl nT.Z 1 WE HAVE OUR "CRAZY SNAKES" Red Men Held Big Dog Feast w',\ and Pow wow Last Evening A. J. Schunk Martin, W. J. Tiffany, Pierce El more and Fred Hauge." Leo Green was then presented with the rega'lia of the Past Sachems stump, and gave a little talk. The leaders in the contest were then called on and re sponded in the lingo of their tribe, after which Mrs. Hart, Past Poca hontas, made a few remarks: Ml then took the trail to the Idle Hour theatre, where a special pro gram was given in their honor, af ter which all went to seek repose in their wigwams, pronouncing the pow -wow a very enjoyable one In deed. The result of the contest was very satisfactory, as 35 new members were atfded to their membership, which has reached the 225 mark now, while several hundreds of dollars were added to the, treasury. erected the building to be occupied by the Crocker & Owens Furniture Co., of itMnneapolls. CUBANS DISPLAY LifTLE INTEREST St® Havana, April 1.—Not a ripple of pubic Interest attended the final eva cuaton of Cuba by the last. detach ment of Amercan troops today. As the transports McClellan and Sum ner steamed down the harbor the on ly recognition came from the -Ger man cruiser Bremen, which dipped her ensign and from the American merchant Bteamers, which sounded their whistles. The sea walls around Havana, which were thronged with 100,000 persons to witness the de parture laBt year of a small Spanish ^training ship, were absolutely de serted today, except for a small group of Americans gathered at Pua ta Castle. -i: The complete apathy of the Cubans on such an Important occasion is the subject of much comment kndcker] n® %4 /r .GO\ -, LEADING INDEPENDENT GLASS FACTORIES OF THE COUNTRY FORM AGREEMENT M- I*1!' Arrangements Are Nov Under Way To Bind Independent Mannactur- ers Together—Pittsburg Will Get General Offices—An. Advance In Price Will Probably Follow Con solidation. Columbus, O., April 1^—At a meet ing today of representatives of lead ing independent window glass factor ies of the country, final agreement was reached by which they will con centrate their efforts in the Imperial Window Glas company. Over 95 per cent of the Independ ent manufacturers of the country signed the preliminary agreements, and the plants which remain on the outside are small or are closed down, A committee of seven was appointed to arrange the details of incorpora tion and report in 'Pittsburg next week. The new company will be a holding corporation for the pres ent plants, as well as a general sales agency and will bind Independent glass manufacturers of the country closely together. Pittdburg will get the^ general offices. Present prices will hold until the organization of the new company, when there is little doubt but what an Increase will take effect. GRAFT DISCOVERED IN BALTIMORE, MD p, •At. 5.<p></p>,St •9: lb-- Baltimore, Md., April 1.—.William F. Downs, a clerk in the office of the city register, was held today in $50, 000 bail for a hearing tomorrow od a charge of embezzlement of funds belonging to the city. Further prob ing into the matter appears to re veal an even worse state of affairs In the city hall than had been expected. States Attorney Owens stated, In asking that Downs be held today, that the amount taken from the cit) would probably amount to $100,000. City Solicitor Poe stated that in aU lO'O charges of larceny, will be pre ferred against Downs, who is only 26 years old. Washington, D. C., April 1.—Rur al routes established to commence June 1: North Dakota—Hettinger, Adams county, Route 1, serving 110 families. South Dakota—Mall, Sen nington. Route 1, serving 119 fam ilies. & VOLUME 7 NUMBER 24 NEWSPAPERS HAVE CAPTURED CRAZY SNAKE SEVERAL iriMES The Rebellion la Regarded as a Good Deal of a Joke In Oklahoma—One County la Feeding One Hundred and Eighty Prisoners and Faces a Big Board Bill—MSlitiaWill Prob ably be Withdarwn as "Smoke Beef Rebellion" Is Almost Over.!$P Pierce, Okla., April 1.—(By cour ier to Checotah.)—What a iMusko gee newspaper calls the "Smoke Beef Rebellion," alleging that It Is much of a joke, is almost over. In a day or two the militia, it is expected, will be withdrawn. Mcintosh county will feed between eighty and a hun dred prisoners, not one of them re sisted arrest, and Chittl Harjo, oth erwise Crazy Snake, will exercise all due caution about appearing in pub lic. He was not captured today, nelth er did he respond to a widely distri buted. invitation to surrender. The picturesque posse's quitted the hunt, leaving the field to the first regl tnent, O. N. O. Colonel Hoffman sent squads through the river bot toms and previously unexplored gulches in thiB vicinity while Major Barrett spreading his one hundred: cnen Into extremely open order, ad vanced like a comb (t hrough the Hlc-*. kory woods. Crazy Snake, however, was elsewhere. Meanwhile Colonel Hoffman held an extended pow-wow. with the fug-'-' Itive's sister, who succeeded In con vincing her questioner that she "knew nothing of her brother's where abouts. "Very -well," responded the Col., "it is up to him. He has 24 hours in .which to get himself under our' protection. He Bhou)d do It, as the next step undoubtedly will .be the offering of a reward for him, dead or alive." It is admitted that the red man has eluded his pursuers. He con trols his own destinies so long as he choose to remain hidden. The ter ritory in which he inay roam is too large for the military to cover thor oughly. It Is believed that the old warrior will wait until public ex citement, already much reduced, haaj| subsided completely, and then emerge-, from his hiding. TRAGEDY OCCURS NEAR CAMP CROOK »Sr Camp Crook, S. D., April 1.— ^Vb0e attempting to cross the North Grand River in a light buggy, F. L.„ Clark, one of the best known stock!?/:' men in this part of the state, and5"' his young daughter lost their lives. Mrs. Clark, who was also a mem ber of the party, managed to extri cate herself and was able to reach a neighboring ranch, where she sum-ffif moned help. Mr. Clark 'lived at Ludlow, where he was postmaster and United States commissioner. He was one of the early day settlers and had been inj the cattle' business for many years.'! He had just completed arrangements to sell his property and was going! EaBt to .make his home. A widow and three small children survive. FAVORED AS POSTMASTERS (Washington, D. C., April 1.—(Re presentatlves Gronna and Hanna of|^ North Dakota today jointly recom-"-'" mended the appointment of the fol lowing postmasters of the president!-^ Jj al class in North Dakota, and it is*"'*-" understood the appointments, will be made as .recommended: J. W. Brittongjv at Beach, Snasy C, Dwyer at Me-®* dinai William Berry at Page, Sarah Barry at Hettinger, Kd T. Pierson at Granville, H. A«. iMao at W&lhalla/ E. M. Crary at Edraore, J. W. Prat-' ton at iMllton and D. C. Ostby at*' 4 Cheyenne. II •1 V/? 5.