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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER 27, 190S,
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CURRENT NEWS OF IOWA
OPlcd 15 Boot. Street. Both 'Phones 43.
JUDCE IS IN A GOOD IIUMOR
Dealt Leniently with Minor Offender!
in the City Jail.
TOLD TO GO AND SIN NO MOSE
On Mas Wki Cemee to the Statlea
o Ct Brother Ont is Ulnar It
Locked Up ra the Charge
not before the handsome parlor rue; had
two large hole burned through It. Cap
tain Hough's hands and f ace were pain
fully blistered and all the Christmas
presents on the (rea -were practically
No official record of tha blasa was mads
at tha headquarters of the fire department
and Captain Hough was able to ba on duty
last evening;, although hla hands were
swathed In bandages and his face looked
somewhat as though It had ben exposed
to the fierce raya of a summer sun.
Notwithstanding that It was Christmas
day and tha ether mills of Justice were not
grinding Judge Snyder decided that the
uaual session of police court should b held
yesterday morning. "It would not be doing
3 u at Ice to the unfortunates who were ar
rested Thursday to compel them to spend
Christmas day In Jail, If they are able to
pay their fines. Then alao In some of the
cases tha circumstances may warrant
clemency on the part of the court and the
release of the prisoner so that he might
return home and spend Chrlatmaa with
his family. Instead of behind tha bars."
said Judge Snyder, as lie ordered Sergeants
Nlchol and ONell to line up before him
the men under arrest.
Tha first to face the court were Ed and
Bert Deeds. Both were charged with bar
ing Imbibed too freely on Chrlatmaa eve.
Bert Deeds and James I Gray, a compan
ion, became Involved In an altercation
wllch developed Into a fight Thursday
evening on Broadway and Ninth streeta
They were arrreated, charged with disturb
lng the public peace and with being drunk.
Shortly after Bert had been locked up Ed
Deeds telephoned to police headquarters
and complained of the arrest of his brother.
He was advised to come to headquarters
and talk the matter over. He accepted the
Invitation and as soon as he showed up
was booked for being drunk and waa aent
Ho Join his brother and Gray. Judge Sny-
der was inclined to be lenient and the
young men's flnea of 16 each were sus
pended during good behavior and they were
released In Urns to eat Christmas dinner
William Wlllets. who has been In Jail
for several days recuperating from
drunken spree, did not fare aa well aa the
Deeds boys did. Instead ef getting his walk
lng papers from tlio court he was sent
back to jail to await a preliminary hear
ing on a charge of larceny from the per
son. Van Tlnnell. learning that Wlllets
was likely to be released yesterday, filed
an Information In the superior court charg-
Wlllets with stealing a W bill from Mm.
The theft. Tlnnell alleges, waa committed
Art Landmaster, who claimed to hall
. from Denver, Colo., spent Christmas day
behind the bars of the municipal baatlle
Thursday evening It was reported to Pa
trolman Sklpton that . a hand satchel be
' longing to a traveling man had been stolen
from the Rock Island depot Just as the
train was pulling out. Leaving the depot
' tha officer saw a man with a grip answer
ing the description of the stolen one enter
a restaurant on Main street. The fellow
. with the grip caught sight of tha officer
" and leaving the restaurant entered a nterby
salootk :.When he finally) sain . out ot the
. saloon with the grip still In his possession
the officer arreated him. . LaixTmaatar ad
mitted taking the grip, but claimed ha waa
under tha Impression It was the property
of a local liveryman whom he said owed
him I1.M -wages. Landmtater Waa locked
up awaiting tha arrival of the owner ot the
grip, who, the railroad officials say, will
return hero Tuesday ot next week.
Several "plain drunks" were released with
a lecture, but when the roll waa called for
dinner there were stilt eight In charge ot
Jatlsr Sloan who. partook ot tha excellent
chicken dinner with trimmings that Caterer
POLICEMAN SOT SERIOUSLY IIIRT
Ballet Fired by Highwayman Will
Kces Hint OS Dnty Awhile.
Patrolman 8. B. Smith, who was shot In
the shoulder Thursday night by" an uni
dentified man, who is believed to have,
Just before shooting the officer, held up
and robbed J. W. Schiller of 423 Damon
street, while net confined to his bed as
the result of the wound, will not be able
to resume duty for seversl days. The bul
let pierced the muscles of the shoulder
and as a result, that member yesterday was
quite stiff and swollen.
In talking of the encounter with the sup
posed thug. Officer Bmlth said yesterdai
that ha would have been able to shoot ths
fellow as he turned from Glen avenue on
Broadway, only for the crowds of people
who were on the street. Smith wss afraid
to shoot for fear of hitting some Innocent
person, but succeeded in emptying the last
cartridge In his revolver at ths fellow as
ha turned Into the alley aouth of tha city
hall on Bryant street The marks where
Smith's bullet struck the wall of the build
ing was plainly visible yesterday.
It la the belief of the police that the
fellow was hiding In the shadow of the
Woodward Candy factory on Pierce street
for the purpose of perpetrating another
holdup, when Patrolman Smith discovered
.Although every available officer on the
night force waa at once put to work on
the search for the supposed highwayman.
they were unable to secure any trace of
CilRlSTMAS PARDON FOR LANE
Aged. Man Who Shot Wife Released
by Act of Cummins When GoTernor.
BAB AGAINST EASTERN CATTLE
State Authorities Order Inspection of
All nraaial Into low from
1 alerted States Iowane
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES. Ia.. Dec. M. (Special.
At the age ot TS years, and bowed by a
long confinement, James Lane was yester
day liberated from the state reformatory at
Anamosa, where he was committed for
murder and where he would have been
confined until 1915 if he lived, had It not
been for the clemency of the retiring
Governor A. B. Cummins. His sentence was
commuted on Christmas day and frsedom
came as a welcome present to mm. He
hastened to the home of one of his sons in
Minnesota, one ot the provisions of his re
lease, where he will spend the remainder
of his life.
Lane waa convicted of killing hla wife.
With a family of children he married
women and children, and quarrels over
partiality ensued. He took to drink. They
quarrelled. Hia wife left him and went to
the home of her son. Lane, while Intoxi
cated, ahot her through hs window with
a shotgun. He claims not to remember the
shooting because his brain was so befogged
Raises Ban ot Eastern Stock.
Governor Warron Garst has Issued
Stockert sells carpets.
Ed Rogers, Tony Paust beer.
Lewis Cutler, funeral director. 'Phone 87.
Wood ring Undertaking company. Tel. OS.
Midwinter term Western Iowa college
opera Monday, January 4, 1909. Send for
Fred and Bess Lucler In their laughable
one-act farce. "A Kuatlc Romeo," at the
Diamond theater Thursday, Friday and
Dr. Macraa has moved his office from
the Merrlam block to the City Notional
Bank building. Practice limited to surgery
Work on putting In the floor In the
Auditorium building. It is said, will be be
gun early next week. The floor will be
constructed of hard maple over a concrete
baae. The Maccabees have secured the use
of the Auditorium for their annual ball on
Spontaneous combustion Is believed to
have caused a blase in a ooal ahed belong
lng to the Milwaukee railroad early yester
day morning. The men of No. 6 fire com
pany responded to the alarm, but aa the
ahed waa located near . South avenue, be
yond the hydrant dlatrict they were unable
to do much. Only a lew tons of coal, It is
saio. were .lose
'' Prank Bliran. royal Ttsler of Bhaduklam
temple, Dramatlo Order of the Knights of
Kohoraasan, has aent out notice that "The
Arabs of the oasis of Council Blurts, plain
of Pottawattamie, desert of Iowa, will
gather at the temple amid the palms at
o ciock tnia evening, the desire being
ceremonial." Some tyros are to be escorted
serosa the burning sands ot the desert, or
in oiner woras win do iniuatea into tha
straining order laaued by Judge A. H.. Coch
ran at Covington. Ky., several days ago.
Marshals Slier, Ryan. Henry. Waddell. Mes
slngal and Tate of Somerset, Ky., and Mar
shal Mulllns of Richmond went to 8tearna
and found the strikers barricaded In a ho
tel and were fired upon. Then ensued the
fight, during which Mulllns was killed and
several of the miners wounded. The ho
tel was then burned and the miners fled.
Marshal Ryan . got separated from the
others and It I feared he was killed. A
tosse ot fifty men went to Stearns, as It
la feared further trouble may ensue.
APPOINTIVE PLACE SEEKERS
Candidates on Hand Awaltla
Arrival of Members of the
Deaths ot a Day.
Henry Knickman, a retired tanner and
resident of Pottawattamie county for thirty
five years, died yesterday morning at the
home ot hla ton, Conrad Knickman, In Ksg
Creek township, aged SO yeare. Death was
due to dropsy after an Illness of three
weeks. Deceased, who waa a native of Ger
many, la survived by two sons, Conrad of
this county and John of Rockport, Mo., and
four daughters Mrs. Minnie Holmes, Mrs.
Louisa Korgan and Mrs. L. Anderson, all
ot Lewis township, and? Mrs. Mary Paulus
ot Los Angeles. Cal. The funeral will be
held Sunday morning at 1140 o'clock from
the Church of Chrlat In Dumfries and
burial will be In the Evangelical cemetery
ia Dumfries. Short services will be held
at tha residence before the cortege goea
to the church.
Ardeth, the Infant child of Mr. and Mrs.
Kmest M. M alone, 1021 Aveuua B, died yes
terday morning, agod 6 months. The fu
neral will be held this afternoon at I o'clock
from the family residence and burial will
bs in Falrvlew cemetery.
Willie, the 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
X C. Rhoade. 18H Avenue P, died yester
day from atomach trouble after a week's
illness. Arrangements tor the funeral have
not been completed.
Alalia Vera Dovern. the lO-yeer-old
adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Stuart. US North Twenty-atxth street,
South Omaha, died yesterday from pneu
monia after n brief Illness. The family
formerly resided In Council Bluffs. Ths
funsral will be held Sunday and burial
will be In Falrvlew cemetery, this city.
The funeral of the late Adalbert Hough
will be held thla morning at t o'clock from
the Catholk) church in Neola. Following
the services In Neola the cortege will go
to the Orange church In Boomer township,
where short services will be held and burial
will be In the Orange cemetery.
Iowa News Notea.
LOGAN W. a. Coulthard of Missouri
yalley has been appointed deputy sheriff
of Harrison county to fill tha vacancy
occasioned by tne resignation ot Mr.
Logan, former deputy.
LOGAN Alfred Longman was given a
great surprise by forty-five ot bis relatives
Tuesday on his 87th birthday. Mr. Long
man cunt to Harrison county In 1853, and
has been one of the most successful stock
reisers and extensive farmers of (he
MAR8HALLTOWN Robert E. Hatfield,
a former well known resident of Ames,
waa arrested In Missouri yesterday and re
turned to Nevada and plaoed In Jail there
today on a change of wife deaertlon, filed
by Mrs. Hatfield. Hatfield was arraigned
thla aftsrnoon, and hald to the grand Jury.
MARSH ALLTOWN Oilman. Marshall
county, will hold a apeoial election on
January 18 to vote on a proposition to levy
a tax of S per cent with which to build a
new school house to take tho place of the
one destroyed by fire In the tall. Bonds
are to be issued in the sum of $18,200 (or
the bullalng project.
MAR8HALLTOWN Two Nebraska resi
dents were married In thia city today. They
were Mr. Ollbert L, Collins, a farmer of
Fullerton, Neb., who married Mrs. Alice H.
Stouffer of this city and Miss Pearl II.
Owens ot Geneva, Neb., who became the
wire or ueorge A Barnes, a printer of
Christmas Tree Catekee Fire.
Clarence Hough, captain of fire company
No. attended a fire yeaterday morning
all by himself. The blase at which he per
formed tha part ot the entire fire depart
ment was st his horns on Vine street and
was Incident to the celebration of Christ
Having had to be on duty Thursdsy night
tha Christmas tree celebration at Captain
Hough's home waa deferred until yester
day morning. In some meaner the tree
got ablase from the candles and In a few
seconds was burning fiercely.
Disdaining to turn In a fire alarm Cap
lain Hough decided to tackle the blase
angle handed. He aucceeded In getting the
listing tree out Into the back yard, but
THREE OFFER TO CONFESS
Additional Evidence Against Night
Riders In Tenaeeaee Is Avail
able to the State.
proclamation prohibiting the Importation
into the state ot all animals from the
states of New Tork, Maryland, Pennsyl
van la. New Jersey and Michigan unless
they have been Inspected by the state vet
erlnarlan and pronounced all right. Thla Is
because of the "foot and mouth" dleases
spreading among cattle in those states.
He has further placed a ban on any rail
road car used for shipment of cattle In
those states being sent to Iowa unless It
has first been thoroughly fumigated.
This action was taken upon recommend
ation of State Veterinarian Paul Koto, who
has pronounced the disease raging In those
states a fatal one to cattle. Aa yet no
signs of the disease have been discovered
in Iowa, but the ravages ot It are so great
It has been deemed expedient by the gov
ernor to take the precautionary step he
has to protect Iowa stock.
Law Library Grows.
A. J. Small, librarian In charge of the
state law library In the capltol, has filed
his annual report with Governor Warren
Garst In this he states that at the rate
of Increase the library which was relieved
ot many books by removal of the general
library to the historical building, will bo
filled with law books In the course of five
years. During the last biennial period there
have been added 2,362 volumes. He aaks
the legislature to give him two assistants
for tho work In tho library and to make
an appropriation ot 15,000 for the purchase
of books for the coming biennial period.
Mr. Small has been in the law library
for a great many years, and Is continually
Increasing Its efficiency by gathering laws
from all states nnd countries. The library
Is growing to. be one of the best Jaw
reference llbrarlea In the. country. . .
lowaaa to Inaasjaral.
General J. F. Bell, who is to be chief
marshal of the Inaugural parade In Wash
ington In March, has written to Governor
Warren Garst for information regarding
the else of the Iowa delegation and ths
names ot the governor's staff. As B. F. M.
Carroll will be governor at that time the
communication has been turned over to
him. The general very politely remarks
that It would be embarrassing for the com
mittee on parade for the atate to send
more then two brigades ot national guards.
no win unaouDieaiy suirer no em
barrassment from Iowa aa It Is question
able If two companies will go. The govern
ment pays no expenses.
Another Interesting letter that haa been
turned over to Governor-eleot Carroll by
Governor Garst Is a request from a Wash
ington nswspaper, that wants the governor
to give them a description of the dress of
his wife and the dress of the wife of every
member of his staff, evidently Inferring
that the governor of Iowa is not pressed
with business and can easily look up this
detail of feminine finery as well as some
newspaper representative. .
Aatolste Win Legal Polat.
A ruling of the Polk county district court
that will be of Interest to automobile
owners all vsr the state haa Just been
made. Several auto owners were arrested
and fined In police court here for not hav
ing red lights on the rear end of their car.
They appealed and the district court holds
the lower court erred. The law reads that
the auto shall have a white light In front
and a red light on the reverse side. The
district court Interpreted this to mean the
red light ahould be on the reverse side of
tha front white light and not on the reverse
side of the automobile.
PIERRH. S. V., Dec. . (Special.) The
contests in the organisation of both the
house and senate at the coming aession
promise to be on the seleotlon of a secre
tary for the senate and a chief clerk for
the house, with a three-cornered contest
for each place. Talks with the few mem
bers who have been dropping into the city
to secure locations for the winter, fall to
show that there is any particular sentl
ment running toward either of the candl
dates for the places. The applicants are
strangers to most of the -new members.
and they want to wait and slxe the appli
cants up before they decide what to do.
In the senate list, L. M. Simons of Belle
Fourehe has shown that he Is a hustler for
place, and be Intends to land ths secre
taryship again If possible. A. A. Rowen
of Parker thinks thst service at the head
of the senate engrossing force for several
sessions has put him in line for something
bet'er. and did not wait until after the
election to start his campaign, but got busy
as soon as the nominations were made.
C. K. Snyder ot Watertown Is a new
man In the political field, but It Is ru
mored that he will come down with a
strong support from the northeastern part
of the state for that particular plum.
In the house list for ths clerkship, the
veteran, J. W. Cone ot Sioux Falls, who
helped the first state session to get under
way, and after a vacation of several years
again landed in the position at the last
session, wants to fill the place again, and
la pushing his campaign. George Grace
of Lead thinks the western part of the
state should be recognised with one ot the
good places, and that the house clerkship
would Just be about his else. E. W. Klein
of Arlington was transferred from commit
tee clerk to a desk assistant near the
close of the last session, and made good at
the new place. He thinks his experience
then would help him to keep things mov
ing if he was placed at the head ot the
desk thla year, and Is going after it.
For sergeant at arms of the senate,
"Dad" Osbon of Huron, who filled the
place two years ago, is asking that ha be
again located at the entrance of the senate
rail, as a reward for his party fealty In the
past trying campaign, and E. R. Moscrlp
Of Canton, who filled that position In the
house two years ago, would be pleased to
again act in the same position for that
While the speakership is the leading house
position, ths Indications are that there will
be no contest of moment for that place.
but that M. J. Chancy will be given the
same honor which has been conferred on
his predecessors and will wield the gavel
of the house for another session. At the
same time it Is rumored that J. E. Whiting,
a new member from Sanborn county, would
not object to wielding the gavel at the
session, but the chances are all tha
Chancy will be again In the chair when the
vote la taken.
For- minor, places,' Roscoe. Mercer, of
Hlghmore, who waa second assistant eecne
tary of the senate two years ago, wants
to advance a step this session to the post
tlon of first assistant Frank Lllllbrtdge of
this city Is asking for the position of bill
UNION CITT, Tenn., Deo. 36-Addr-tlonal
evidence, the confessions of thiee
alleged members of the night rider band
of Reelfoot lake, waa offered the state
today. It ia atated. In connection with the
trials of eight alleged leadera of the
riders accused of having a part in the
lynching of Captain Quentln Rankin at
Walnut Log. Whether the evidence will
be accepted under the proviso of tha men
who offered to testify that the three be
uaed aa state wltneases is doubtful, the
prosecution considering that enough evi
dence has already been given on their
part A conference of state attorneys will
be held tomorrow, however, when a de
cision will be reached.
"DEAD" MAN RETURNS HOME
Henry E. Agar ef Princeton, Iud.,
Comes Back to Face Charge
PRINCETON. Ind.. Dec. 26.-Henry E.
Agar, who was supposed to be deed, tout
who waa arrested In Texss some days ago.
waa brought back to his old home today
and Immediately arraigned on the charge
of forging the name ot Hugh D. McGary
on a note for 13,000 on the American Na
tlonal bank of thla city. He was released
on ball, ten of ths leading cltlsens of this
ri'unly signing his bond. Agar Immediately
drove to hla home, where hla wife and chil
dren eagerly awaited him. He refused to
make any statement.
'A. A. CLARK Cl CO.
LOAD MOIIEY ON HOUSEHOLD ITTBNITURE
AJTD jUBT OHATTKIj SBOTKITT AT OVS-HALP THE fSCAL BATES.
Twearty Years as Biannafml Bwsieees
CXHUTEa MAUT AI BBOADVIT, OVXn aMKKlflAsf zxnuBasv
Ms esweenttea wttk tae firm eatlaag thssnaetvia The Caestt Mortnjge Co.
both r&okfcs sit. Jo. p. tii, tip
SUITORS FIGHT WITH KNIVES
Fatal Dnel Between Two Cleveland
Men for A elections of Foarteea-Year-Old
CLEVELAND, O., Dec. St. A duel to the
dttth with knives In a dark room Christ
mas ova between two suitors for the hand
of 14-year-old Julia Pice, resulted In the
death of Powell Fromich and the aerloua
Injury of Michael Mllanovlch. who is un
der arrest on the charge of murder. From
Ich's brother was probtbly fatally stabbed
when he attempted to separate the fight,
lng men. The girl waa struck by Mllano
vlch and badly hurt Both Fromich and
Mllanovlch had pressed their suit and pro
posed marriage to the girl. She refused
each In his turn. Each thought the other
the cause of his rejection. Both men were
boarders at the Pice home.
Mllanovlch is said to have gone to From
Ich's room and accused the latter of steal
ing his sweetheart.
"I am going to kill you for it," the police
say he threatened. Then ensued the fatal
fight The men slashed at each other and
also at Fromich's brother when he tried
to act as a peacemaker.
FIREMAN'S SERIOUS CONDITION
Philadelphia's Hero Assistant Chief
Inhales Smoke and May Die
PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 2. As the re
suit of smoke Inhalation during a fire in
a moving picture theater last night. Bam
uel Dunlap, an assistant fire chief and on
of the best known men in the local de
partment, is In a precarious condition at
a hospital. Several other men were over
come by smoke during the fire, but with
the exception of Dunlap none la In a se
Chief Dunlap haa bsen In more accl
dents than any other member ot the Phil
adelphla fire department and he has
more than once tooled the surgeons by re
turning to duty after they had pro
nounced him hopeleaaly incapacitated.
Moreover, he is the hero of one ot the
most desperate rescues In the history of
the department, having at the Imminent
risk of his own life gone Into a building
several years ago, bringing out Abe
Lacey, a fireman, who was Injured with
him in last night's fire.
He went through smoke and sparks on
that occasion with a roof nearly 100 feet
above ready to topple. Almost as soon
as he reached the street with Lacey the
building collapsed. For this act he was
awarded a gold medal by the George
Meade post Grand Army of the Republic,
of which ha is a member. He carries a
bullet in his body received In the civil
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STRIKERS FIGHT MARSHALS
Two Mea Killed and Several Hart la
Battle Urawtag Oat of Refasal
to Obey lajaaetloa.
DANVILLE, Ky., Dec. 28. A battle be
tween striking miners and five United
States marshals took place at 8tearnea, a
coal mining town sixty miles south of here
early today, and resulted In the death of
two men and the wounding of several oth
ers. The dead: .
JOHN MI'LLIN, United States marshal,
RICHARD ROC 8. miner.
Marshal Tate, Somerset Ky.
Marshal Ryan, Somerset Ky.
Several miners were also wounded.
The trouble arose over the refusal of
strike promoters to obey a temporary re-
MOVING PICTURE MEN MEET
Proprietors of New York Shows Plan
to Fight Mayor's Order
NEW YORK. Dec. 26. -More than three
hundred of New Yorq city's 550 moving pic
ture showmen met today and protested
against Mayor McClellan'a action in revok
ing their licenses and closing their shows.
A committee of twenty-five wss appointed
to report on a plan of organization to con
test the enforcement ot the mayor's decree.
The mayors order was aimed at ex
hibitors of objectionable pictures and places
which was not living up to the fire regu
lations, and it was ststed by him thta re
newals of licenses would only be granted
to showmen whoae places are conducted
unobjectlonably, who take proper p recall
Hons against fire, and pledge themselves
not to open their places on Sunday.
The mayor's order waa rigidly enforced
in Manhattan and the Bronx.
ATTEMPT T0XYNCH BURGLAR
Negro Who Helped Drill Safe at
Palmetto, Ga., Finally Lodged
PALMETTO, Ga. Doc. SB. Following
the attempted burglary of the Palmetto
bank and the robbing of the Cuthbert
Hardware company's store early today by
three negroea, one ot the burglars was cap
tured and narrowly escaped lynching at ths
handa of the infuriated cltlsens. Ths
crowd was finally prevailed to let the law
take lta course and the negro was taken
to Falrburn, the county acat, and lodged
Armed with shotguns and rifles, a score
or more citlaeiia searched the aurroundlng
country today for the other negroea The
burglars drilled the hinges of the outer
door ot tho bank aafe,but were unable to
reach the inner door and ffei at the bank's
INQUIRY INTO MEAT COMBINE
Federal Grand Jury to Look Into
Alleged Agreement to Fix Prices.
STATEMENT MADE BY MR. SIMS
Attorney for Government Saye -Urn la
After Big; Game and Intimates
that Ma Expects to
CHICAGO, Dec, 26.-In addition to the
inquiry in regard to shipping ratea ana pos
sible rebatee, United States District At
torney Sims announced today that the
methods of the big packing firms would be
sons into thoroughly in the pending in
vestigation. Special agents of the Inter
state Commerce commission, as well as
secret service agents who work directly un
der the Department of Justice, are pre
pared, according to the-dlstrict attorney,
to give the results of their investigatona to
the grand Jury.. These officials havs been
trying to determine whether tacit agree
ments between packers as to the fixing of
prices and tha division of territory tor dis
tribution have been In systematic opera
tion. "This is no 'mere fishing' expedition, '
said Mr. Sima. "We know what we are go
ing after, although we are not permitted
by the nature of the inquiry to state wha
it Is. We are not merely starting a llttlr I
case in which packers or railroads are con
cerned In the hope that we can unearth
some Information which will be of value
to be used ss a basis for a new and more
The federal Jury will convene Monday
and in addition to the rate Inquiry, the in
vestigation is said to Include an attempt to
show that the spirit of the law which pro
hibits agreements on prices of products haa
been violated In various markets.
No witnesses from packing concerns other
than Nelson Morris & Co. have so far been
summoned, but the witnesses already sub
poenaed will keep the grand Jury busy dur
ing the greater part of next week.
Pittsburg Banks Under Fire.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Dec. 28. Representa
tives of the Voters' league, the civic reform
organisation that precipitated tha munici
pal scandal that caused the arrest of seven
members of the city council and two
former bankers, tonight announced that
they have received assurances of federal
government help la the forthcoming prose
tlon. The Department of Justice, It is an
nounced, has taken steps to thoroughly in
vestigate all national banks, serving, and
aa depositories for city funds. Testimony
at the preliminary hearing was that 1176,000
haa bien corruptly used in influencing ths
selection of depositories, bi't up to this
time only $17,600 0f this sum has been ac
counted for and only one bank publicly
mentioned. It ia the Intention of the De
partment of Justice to learn If any other
national banks contributed to the 176,000.
It Is also the Intention of the department
according to the league representatives,
to begin prosecutions against Former Presi
dent Ramsey and Former Caahler Vllsack
of the German National bank on charges
of illegally using the funds of the bank.
A conference cf the nine accused men
and thoir lawyera waa held, at which It
was decided to act In unison In making
defence, although a number of tha cases
are to be tried separately.
supply run short, and It was forced to put
Into St Johns, N. F., to replenish It. From
the time the steamer left the English
channel It wag beaten and tossed sbout
by one gale after another. On December 13
the Pretoria only made forty-one miles,
and only fifty-two knots on the sixteenth.
For three whole days the passengers were
kept under decks. -
ISW0LSKY ADDRESSES DUMA
Speech of Russian Minister on For
eign Policy Sheds Little Light
on Mooted Questions.
8T. PETERSBURG. Dec. 28. Foreign
Mlnltter Iswolsky met with a favorable
reception in the Duma today when he pre
sented the annual statement of Russia's
foreign policy. He referred with warm
approval to the Japanese-American agree
ment which, he said, guaranteed the ttr
rltorlal s'tatua quo, the open door In the
far east and the Integrity and Independ
ence of China and the terms of which
were communicated to Russia oefore it
The rest of M. Iswolsky's speech waa
been made. The loas ot money was dls
covered when the bank opened for Dust
ness on Monday morning. Whether It waa
taken by an expert thief after the close
ot the bank on Saturday or was removed
after the vault had been locked for' the
night has not been determined. All tha
officers of the bank refuse to discuss the
matter. President John Bartle admitted
that the robbery had occurred, but aald
that In view of the fact that the bank was
Insured for $26,000 with a casualty company
the loss to the stockholders would be less
than $5,000. The bsnk Is capitalised at $100,
000, with a surplus of $90,000 and has undi
vided profits of $20,000.
FATHER KILLS CRIPPLED SON
Then Turns Revolver on Himself
and Takes His Own
LINCOLN. Dec. 26. Herman Wledburg,
a hackdrlver, 86 years old, tonight killed
his son, Sidney, 9 years old, and then shot
himself, dying Instantly. The murdered
child, who is a cripple, never having been
able to walk, was asleep with another
along general lines, repeating In milder brother. According to the story of tho sec
forms the views expounded in the Rus- I " ,on. father cnie to the bed. lifted
slan note of December 28. It shed no , the little Sidney out, planing him on tho
light on mooted questions, made no refer
ence to the foreign minister's trip to
European capitals, nor gave any substance
of the Russian proposals regarding the
recent annexation of Bosnia and Herse
govnla by Austria-Hungary.
The most noteworthy, passage In the
iddrees was the admission of the au
hentlolty of the Austro-Ruisian conven
tion signed at Budapest In 1177, trior
to the formal declaration signed at Ber
lin In 1878, an account of which waa re
cently published In the Austrian press.
M. Iswolsky confessed that Russia c uld
not have raised its individual protest
against the annexation of Bosnia and
Hersegovnla by Austria-Hungary because
Its hand waa bound by the previous Aus-tro-Rusalan
agreement The only way
open was for the concert ot powers and
other signatories to hold Austria fast by
an arbitrary amendment to the Berlin
M. Pokrovsky, social democrat, made a
speech devotgd to the revelation of an al
leged Russian plot In Bulgaria during the
reign of Prince Alexander and during ths
early years of the reign of Prince Ferd
inand, tending to show that Russia em
ployed revolutionary methods and dis
tributed bombs, firearms and other ex
plosives for political assassins.
Satisfying himself that hia boy waa dead,
the man then turned the weapon on him
Wledburg haa, for some time, been In
poor health, and his condition yesterday
became worse. Today he called a doctor,
who gave him little encouragement Brood
ing over his own ailment and that of tho
boy supposedly prompted the act.
Active Salesman Bee Want Ada
TWO TRAGEDIES IN OKLAHOMA
Deputy Sheriff Mitchell Killed
Hogaa Institute While ulet
STEAMER DELAYED BY STORMS
Pretoria Reaches New York from
Hamburg; After Twenty-One
NEW TORK. Dec. 28. Having taken
twice the usual time to make Its run to
this port from Hamburg, which it left
twenty-one days ago. the steamer Pretoria
ot the Hamburg-American line arrived to
day with Its log full of entries recording
one of the stormiest psseages - In the
steamer s history. The Pretoria was so de
layed by. the heavy weather that lis coal
PRTOR CREEK. Okl., Dec. 26.-Deputy
Sheriff Nicholas Mitchell wss shot and
killed at Hogan Institute, fifteen miles
south of here, when he attempted to quiet
a disturbance at a Christmas celebration
last night. Sam and Henry Frye are undar
arrest and a posse Is seeking George Frye.
The Fryeo are of Cherokee descent, wealthy
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okl., Dec. 26.
"BUly" Bunch, a well known character at
Colgate, waa killed at noon today while
resisting arrest on a Colgate street by
City Marshal Btouse, his brother-in-law.
Six shots were fired In Bunch's body and
he died instantly. Bunch opened firs upon
Stouse and Conatable Kennedy, brother-la-law
to the other two men, when they
sought to arrest him.
Removed by Charcoal
Onions, Tobacco, Decaying Food, Alco
hol, Htomach Gases and ImpuxiUes
Foul the Ureatli, Charcoal
BANK LOSES LARGE SUM
First National of Monrovia Loses
f 2w,000 la Moat Mysterious
LOS ANGELES, Deo. 28. The fact he a flimi
been n.sde public that the First Nstlonal
bank of Monrovia. Cal., waa robbed of a
sum said to amount to $29,000 some time
between last Saturday and Monday. De
tectives have been at work on the case,
but It Is stated that no clews to tho rob
bers have been found and ao arrests have
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