The Nebraska State Journal from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 17, 1901 · 1
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ft 1 TTTll ?tit - fi f c i PADT 01IE PAGES! TO 10 THiriTY-SECOlsD YEAR LINCOLN, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 17. 1901. EIGHTEEN PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. SAY HE MUST GO BRITISH ASGF.R VISITED IPOS A CABIXET OFFICER. HICKS-BEACH IS SCAPEGOAT CHANCELLOR OF XCHEQ.IER l-M ITTIXG IX SPEECH. CAUSES A DROP IN CONSOLS COLLKAGIES IX MINISTRY, DISPLEASED BV ACTION". Effort Made to Patch Ip Peace, B-at Hriliigallaa Alone Will Bat-isf yChnmberlaln Acalnat Him. NKW YORK, Nov. IS. "Tour correspondent has received from an authoritative source full confirmation of the rumors of cabinet dissensions already-hinted In previous dispatches, cables the London representative of The Tribune. "The protracted session of the cabinet has been a. deep political mystery for which neither Mitylene affairs furnished no adequate excuse. It w an onslaught on Sir Michael Hicks-Beach by. nearly all of his assistants. Mr. Balfour joined Mr. Chamberlain and Lord Salisbury and the Duke of Devonshire supported both In condemning- the speech of the chancellor of the exeequer which sent down consols with a rush. Sir Michael Hlcks-Beach's financial administration and his general proposals for carrying on the -additional burdens of the war were harshly criticised and he was left almost alone, with all the strongest men against him. , Londonderry a Peacemaker. Lord Londonderry, Sir Michael's closest friend, intervened as peacemaker and a truce was arranged by him. The cabinet has been In- session since t,his breach occurred and there has been a renewal of the unpleasant controversy. - Some of the best, informed politicians are forecasting the early resignation of Sir Mitchael Hicks-Beach. . Mr. Chamberlain and Sir Michael Hicks-Beach have neither understood nor sympathized with each other. One has condemned the method of financing- the war and the other has been coldly critical of all matters of South African policy. The resignation of Sir Michael Hicks-Beach would be an affair of momentous importance. He is the ideal old tory and country squire and has a way of rallying- about him the unprogressive c-onserv at Ives. There would lie only one" candidate for, the riuceession to the treasury ami the advent of Mr. f 'hamberlaiii as chancellor of the . exchequer would be the signal for the adoption of a new system of Indirect taxation for the relief of the income taxpayers and the promotion of the interests of Canada, Australia and other colonies. - Cabinet at Last Awaken. LONDON. Nov. 16. The cabinet appears to have awakened from its lethargy with such unexpected energy as to elicit from the Gazette the following comment: "This strict application to business is highly to be commended and will be appreciated." This unintentional admission of the cabinet's previous laziness has caused the statement that the various committees of the cabinet, sitting this week, will formulate proposals for the reform of procedure in the house of commons. These proposals will be considered by the full cabinet next Week. Jt is pretty generally admitted that there is crying need of suh a step as domestic legislation, but it is almost hopelessly blockaded. Parliament, it Is expec ted, will reassemble January 23. DARK SOT VIOLATE PRECEDENT. KortUer Tax on British Sngrar Regarded Improbable. LONDON. Nov. 16. A stir has been created by the rumor that Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, chancellor of the exchequer, would impose another tax of a. half penny, per pound on sugar, although inquiries by a representative of the Associated press have resulted in the discrediting of the probability of any such action. It is an unwritten rule of the treasury that no industry shall be tampered with two years running, and Sir Michael Hicks-Beach is not likely to break through hard and fast traditions, however hard pushed he may be for funds to carry "on the wur. Nevertheless the rumor has brought to light a curiou's condition of affairs which would certainly favor the government should it decide to take such a step, despite the tax imposed in the last budget. The British consumer is now buying sugar more cheaply than before the tax was imposed. This is due chiefly to the surplus supply, but also to wholesale price cutting by Germany, whose sugar trust is causing the British trade the keenest apprehension. The action of these- German firms will form one of the principal topics of the susar conference which is to meet in Brussels December 14. Though the United States government has not been invited to send a delegate to the conference, the Associated press learns that St could be represented if it so desired. One of the leading authorities on sugar in England is now endeavoring to secure the attendance of an American delegate at the meeting in Brussels. Until after the conference it can be definitely stated Sir Michael Htcks-, Beach will not take any action, and even then if is improbable that he will run tlie risk of further disintegrating business, which, on all sides, it is declared, would be in a sorrowful plight. Replying to a correspondent Sir Michael Hicks-Beach "said the coal tax would be continued next year,' but intimated that it would not be Increased. This will take a load off the minds of British coal, miners, who have been especially exercised over the inroads American coal has made on the continent. DEMAND ITS SPEEDY PASSAGE. Germany Growtnar Tired of the Tariff Debate. BERLIN, Nov. 16. Views differ re-rr n the eCect of the bundesrath's action on the tariff bill. Friends of the measure assert that the prospects of its adoption, substantially in its present form, by the reichstag have greatly improved and even its opponents do not disguise their disappointment over the bundesrath's acquiescence. The centrist press demands ita speedy passage, and admits that the longer the debates last the more difficult will be the adoption of the measure. Nevertheless a long and heated discussion is certain. Even obstruction tactics are hinted at by the radicals and socialists. The agrarian league pronounces the bill to be absolutely unacceptable, and says that the agrarians are profoundly disappointed at the bundesrath's action. The league urges persistent opposition to the measure in the reichstag, and is sending Circulars to its local branches setting forth that all increases in industrial duties must be rejected unless the full agrarian demands are conceded. Numerous antl-Chamberlahi , meetings were held throughout Germany this week and there are no signs of an abatement of the movement. A number of the meetings adopted resolutions which were forwarded to the imperial chancellor. Count von Buelow. A direct semi-official utterance on the subject is still lacking, but a number of the country weeklies, which generally reflect the views of the local officials, print simultaneously an article supposed to have been inspired from Berlin, in which the people are warned against carrying too far the feelingof indignation against Mr. Chamberlain and allowing it to assume the form of general political hostility to Great Britain. r The writer of the article rejects the demand that the German government enter a protest in London against the utterances of the colonial secretary and asks for satisfaction as this would overshoot the mark. The article concludes with saying that public opinion in France passed over the matter with light ridicule, and, asserts that the French w-ould rejoice if all Germans, with the chancellor at the head "ran foul of the English bully's weapon." More significant is the circular which the executive committees of the German veterans' union and Prussian national veterans' union have, as already cabled, issued deprecating the anti-Chamberlain demonstrations and requesting the veterans to avoid taking part in the movement. In regard to .the approaching action for divorce between the grand duchess of Hesse and the grand duke, grandchildren of Queen Victoria, the Cologne Gazette says it learns authoritatively that no third party is involved, explains that the disagreement is owing to the lncompatability of their temperaments and tastes, and intimates that the lack of a male heir also has a bearing on the case. The paper further says that the czar's recently projected visit to Darmstadt was omitted because of the marital troubles of the grand duke and grand duchess of Hesse All signs indicate that there will be much suffering among the working classes in Germany this winter. The authorities of this city estimate that there are 35,000 unemployed persons in Berlin, and jfrom all sections of the country come reports of ' people seeking work. The various German states Iwive begun investigating the number of people unemployed, preparatory to establishing relief works. Committees are collecting funds in Berlin for opening service bureaus.. . , ' . ' ALL. WOVE HI T THE SIGlU. Great Britain Retardi Uthmlan Treaty, Good as Made." LONDON, Nov. 16.-So far as the British government is concerned, all that remains to be done in connection with the isthmian canal is for Lord Pauncefote and Secretary of State Hay to affix their signatures to the treaty. Such minor suggestions as ensued after the British ambassador's arrival at Washington have .been disposed of and the foreign office awaits news of the signing of the convention, though it has not received any intimation as to when this is likely to occur. No draft of the treaty has been received here for the reason that, the document is locked away in the foreign- files, where it has been since prior to Lord Pauncefote's departure from this country. The ambassador was empowered to sign on behalf of Great Britain the first day he arrived in the United States, with full power, and the officials presume that he is only ' awaiting the convenience of the state department at Washington. WEEK OF ABNORMAL WEATHER. Heavy Frost and Fog Bring (Hom .to Great Britain. LONDON, Nov. 16. Heavy frost, unprecedented at this time of the year, and a dense fog in most, parts of the country are winding up a week notable for its abnormal weather and are adding to the long list of casualties occasioned by the recent gales. Jiailroad traffic in and around London is seriously dislocated, while train collisions are reported from various points. The most serious of these was on the London, Chatham & Dover line, when 115 persons were injured. The fog in south London is so dense that road traffic is almost impracticable. Omnibus passengers have been forced to leave the vehicles and walk. Notwithstanding the density of the fog, the automobile club turned out in force for its annual spin today. Hundreds of cars proceeded in the display. The channel steamers are greatly delayed by the fog. , There was skating today in ome parts of the kingdom. FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION First Annual Conference Held at Iowa City. IOWA CITY, la., Nov. 16. The first annual conference of the American society of religious education convened here today. State Superintendent R. C. Barrett presiding. President George E. MacLean delivered the address of welcome. The following addresses were made: "The Cause We Seek to Serve." Rev. J. E. Gilbert Washington, D. C; "The Influence of Journalism on Character Building." Will H. Davidson, editor of The Burlington . Hawkeye: "The Agents in Character Building," President Charles E. Shelton of Simpson college; "The Value of the Present Family Methods in Building Character," Prof. Thomas Niftholson of Cornell college. Papers were read by Superintendent S. H. Skeakley of Des Moines. Ia., and others. At the evening session papers were read by President John Gordon of Tabor .colleger and Prof. "Jesse -Maey -o Iowa college. 'They were followed by general discussions on character building. . The concluding session will l held Sunday evening, at which papers will be read, followed by discussions and the reports of committees. A permanent organization has been effected with President George E. Mac-Lean, president: R. C. Barrett of Des Moines, vice-president, and Rev. Geo. L. Cady of Iowa City, secretary- The place of meeting .. next year will be determined by the officers later. HOHE POT IN PERIL SMALLPOX SCARE j AT HOMER i 18 . FIXAI.LV SIFTED. FEW INDIANS HAVE DISEASE MATTER SIFTED BY AUTHORITIES AT WASHINGTON. I ' ; t Reach Conclusion That Rival Traders Are at Fault Dietrich to Laiaeh Batch of New : i Postmasters, - WASHINGTON," D C, Nov. 16. (Special. The smallpox scare which certain parties in thej vipinity of Homer, Dakotaj county, Neb., would have the commissioner of ilndian affairs believe to be a serious! matter, has lost some of its significance. Two weeks ago Senator Dietrich!, upon request of Homerites, presented a petition setting out the imminent peril of their families by reason of the raving Omaha and Winnebago Indians, whd were Smallpox convalescents of- had become , infected. The commissioner took prompt action with a view o raising the j desired quarantine. : Today" Senator Millard transmitted to j the ' Indian office counter petitions and ; remonstrances by merchants of Homer stating that smallpox among the Indiana had ; become quiescent three months ago and hence there is no necessity for a quar-antlne. . ( . This statement is njade by the Homer board of health. j A merchant makes the positive assertion that the traders and merchants in the northern portion; of he Indian reservation resorted j to a, trick to pre-, vent the Indians, aimong whom the government had just: distributed $15,000, from spending their! money among the merchants of Homeri The exact fruth of the matter cannot be stated, ; but will doubtless be developed by the Indian commissioner Without delay. Senator Dietrich fe expected to arrive tomorrow, and ! will at once pre-, sent to the postoffice department a batch of recommendations creating a new generation of South Platte Nasbys.- F1GI HKS ON IMMIGRATION. Italy Furnishing; ihe Xarjrest Pro-, portion of Xew Comers, j WASHINGTON, kov.' 16. The annual report of Commissioner General powderly ot the immigration bureau shows the total steerage arrivals in the United States during the year have been 487,918, an increase over the preceding year of 39,346i approxiately 9 per cent. Of this increase 2,020 came through Canadian ports and , the remainder through thej ports of this country. There were also 74,950 "other alien passengers who came in the cabin, making a total for the -year of 562,-S6S. j ; The ratio of increase of Italian immigration as compared with these from the same country 14-st year is approximately 36 per cent,-or more than a three-fourths ratio of an increase from all Europe, and the ancreases -numerically from all other countries of Europe aggregate scarcely lone-fourth of that from Italy. I The total steerage immigration was distributed as to sex between 131,055 males and: 156,863 females; as to age, between b2.562 under fourteen years, 396.516 from fourteentto forty-five years, and 28,840 of forty-five and over. It. is shown that 117.587 were unable to read and write.' 3,058 read, but not write, that 294,840 brought; each less than $30, and that j 66,312 had more than $30 apiece. f i , During the year 363 were returned to their respective countries, having become public charges within one year" after landing. The! number refused a landing was 3,516 as against 4,246 for last year. 1 4 . ! It is shown that the ciiaracer of immigration! was decidedly superior to that of the last yearj the rejection being iiii less, although the arrivals were 30,-346 more, i The principal countries from which the steerage arrivals for the year came are given as follows: Italy,; Sicily and Sardinia," 135,996; Austria-Hungary, 113.390; Russian empire and Finland. S3.257; Ireland, 30.561; Sweden, 23,331; German empire, 21,651; Norway, 12,248; England, 12.214. The larger number of immigrants, it is shown, were destined to the states of Illinois, IMassachuetts, ' ' New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland. FAVORS NICARAGUA ROUTE. (anal Gomiulsaioit Reports to the -'j J iPresIdenf.;;' ' - WASHINGTON, Nov. 16. The Isthmian canal commission has completed its report and its Imembers- attached their signatures thereto. Jt will be presented to the president Monday for transmission to congress, The commission is unanimous in its conclusions. It favors the adoption; of the Nicaraguan route as the most feasible and practical for a canal to' be Tunder the . control, management and ownership ; of the United States." The Panama canal route is practically rignored because of its being impossible to secure from President: Hutin of the Panama company any 1 offer for I the United States. The most he has done has been to suggest that the United States ' should make a bid for his property or that arbitrators be appointed to appraise the value of Panama canal item by item. The commission rejected , this proposition. It is believed that the last chance the Panama, canal company has to sell its property to the Unitd States1 now has been lost. The commission esti-; mates the cost of digging the Nicarag-i uan canal, will be about $200,000,000. . THE HAXCOCKi IS FLOATED. , , i- ;- . )' I- Groanded Transport Safely Off ud on Her Way. 1 : -, 'I WASHINGTON, Nov. : J.6. The quartermaster general of theV army has re ceived the following: NAGASAKI, Nov. .16. Hancock grounded sandbar entrance Inland sea. Was floated high tide today, uninjured. Will go to relief off Warren at once. (Signed) t BAXTER. The last sentence means that the Hancock will join ttie Warren at Kobe, and take fier passengers., including the congressional party and. bring them to the United States. S j. NAGASAKI. Japan, " Nov. 16. The United States transport Hancock, which Was yesterday reported ashore on the Straits of Shimonoseki, has; been' floated and is proceeding .to Kobe.j SPEAKER HESDERSOS OX Him Revches; Washington t Take In t ! Congrcaalunal Datlci, . WASHINGTON. -D. C. Nov. I 16. Speaker David B. Henderson of Iowa arrived in the city this afternoon and took up his old quarters at the Norl mandie hotel. He came direct from his home at Dubuque. Mrs. ! Henderson will follow htm shortly and Be with hiin this winter. General Henderson had a vast accumulation of mail awaiting him here -and he spent the afternoon dictating fetters, declining to see visitors or newspaper men. j JURY BREAKS WOMAN'S 'WILL i Plant for an Estate of axo.OOO at ijt Philadelphia, j -I PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Nov. 16. The contest over the will of Mrs. Letltia Robinson in the Delaware county court at Media came toan end today when the sealed verdict of the :jury, rendered last night, was opend by Judge Johnson. -The Jury held that the will should be broken on the ground of unh due influence. : The jury retired last Monday afternoon and twice came into ?court with the announcement that they could not agree, but were each timei sent back by Judge Johnson, who informed therh that all tht evidence available had been adduced, if" I j ' The contest continued o-er a period of forty, days, and much jiensational testimony jwas given. Letitla Robinson, mothek- of United States Marshal and Former Congressman John B. Robinson, '-died last November, aged eighty, leas ing au estate i valued at JMI.0U0 to 'Marshal Robinson, her only-surviving son. with whom she had li-ed for many years. ' ! A caveat was filed against the probating of the will in the names of Anna and Gerald O. H. Hoblnsori of Cleve-land children of F.eeles Robinson, a youngEson of the testatrix, who died in 1?K. IJie contest was made on the ground of tndue influence and irregularity in -the execution of the will. Ec-eles KoKinson as divorced from his wife when their c4,1(3ren were twelve and '"fourteen years Nf agej and witnesses, stated that after the separation he never .recognized them in any way. The real .estate left by Mrs. Robinson ia located principally in; Pittsburg and Allegheny, t NOT UP fTO EXPECTATIONS x ' . i Second Experiment With Gatjimaas (an Far Front Successful. N W YORK, Nov. 16. The Ga th-mann aerial torpedo and the big eighteen-inch ' gun were tried at the proving grounds at Sandy Hook again today. Two shots were fired and the heavy charge of wet guncotton with which each shell was" loaded was detonated. The first torpedo fired did not damage the plate or backing to any extent. The second was more successful, cracking the plate from top to bottom and doing considerable damage to the bracing. Each shell contained 500 pounds of wet guncotton, j and 216 pounds of powder were used jto drive them from the gun. -. j I Mr. Gathmann was greatly disappointed by I the result. He : made a careful examination X the gun, and, after-satisfying himself that it was in good ordeij, asked to be allowed to fire another f i shot. Permission was given and he. invnediately made preparations for -another trial. I For this trial the jrun was fired with 310 pounds of powder, which gave the projectile a inuzzle velocity of 40.000 foot tons. Itjwas directed to the left side of the plate, -and when the shell hit it the cofferdam was considerably damaged and nevesi bolts were knocked off snd the end of the plate which was struck was shifted about a foot and a half. The bark of -the plate was also cracked. Mr. Gath-mann claims) a partial victory, i i TWO TRAINMEN ARE ! KILLED Fatnl G'olliitlottr u Line In n Orcgos Idaho. BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 16. In a! collision at 4 o'clock tffls morning on the Oregon Short -Line npaf Orchard, between an eastbound freight train and :a westbound helper ienglne, two trainmen lost their lives aiid three were injured. The dead ate: Charles Wallace, head brakeman on! the freight, and Martin Cosgrove, engineer on the freight, who was terribly jscalded and died half an hour later, being brought to this city. The injured are: H. W. Knox, fireman on freight, right leg cut: off, will probably recover: E. McDowell and Frank Onan. j engineer and ifireman on the helper, Ijruised and cut, seriously. . - ( Ten cars were wrecked, i but not YALE DORMITORIES BURNED i Home for Students Destroyed, With a Loss ot 200,000. j ! NEW HAVjEN, Conn., Nov. 16. Fire today practiiially destroyed the finest of the Yale students' dormitories, the Hudson, which was erected; a few years ago at ia cost of $200,000; j The finishings of the buildings and the , personal! effects of 200 or more students were also destroyed. Eugene Hale Winsiow, a! student from Punxsuiawney, Pa,, was cut off from exit bjf , the stairways and iras rescued with difficulty from i a fifth story window. He was unconscious when brought to 'the ground, and has remained in jthat condition - up to the present time.; - i i ' TWO NATIONS FIRM j FRIENDS Keynote ot .Speeches at Dinner for Ambassador ChoateJ NEW YORK, Nov. 15. Ambassador Joseph H. Choate was the guest of the Lotus club tonight at a dinner and reception given; in his honor. About 275 persons wer1 present. ) I f The keynote of the speeches were the friendliness existing htween England and America ;and the desirability of its continuance. Mr. Choate expressed it in saying that whatever! differences came up between the two countries they will be harmoniously, honorably and amicably adjusted. Andrew Carnegie, Thomas B. Reed, f Samuel L. Clemens and Senator Depew were among those who spoke, i I i PUNISHMENT FOR A MAYOR Dlscjnalined for Baylna- Liquor Dir. Ins; Prohibited Honrs. i OTTAWA, Ont.. Nov. 16. Mayor W. D. Morris pleaded guilty In the police court today to a charge of buying liquor during-: prohibited, hours. He was fined $5 and $2 costs and told the court he accepted disqualification which the conviction involved. He is no longer mayor of the capital, and isiisquali- nea ior two years. WeatherIndi cations . Fair and Warmer Today, Bat Colder Tomorrow, j . WASHINGTON, D.- Ci Nov. 16. Forecast for Sunday "and Monday for Nebraska: Fair. warmer; Sunday; Monday fair, probably colder; variable winds. . r , ! BANDITS RUN DOWN THHEB IOWA. B AX K. ROBBERS CAP-TIB ED AFTER FIGHT, ONE IS FATALLY WOUNDED CAI GHT H KD.HtM) Kl i AFTER I.OOTIVU A SAPEJ Wound City Marshal and Business 3Ua and Oct Away, Oaly to Be Sorronnded by An other Posse. SIOUX CITY, Ia., Nov. 16. The bank of Greenville, Ia., nine miles north of Sioux Rapids, was broken into last night, the vault and safe blown open and the contents taken. The bank Is owned by the Bank or Sioux Rapids and carried a comparatively small amount on hand. The robbers are supposed to have escaped on a handcar, as one belonging to Greenville was found at a Rock Island crossing two miles south of there. The bank building was wrecked. ' - The bank robbers were found in the depot at Albert City this j afternoon by officers and a posse. They were ordered to surrender, when the robbers opened fire, wounding C. J. Lo-dine, city marshal, in the ; hip, and John Sunbland, a business j man, in the sh.oulder. One robber was fatally shot in the stomach and leg by the posse. The other two robbers escaped to the country and meeting a farmer with a team compelled him to drive them east until his team played out, and they met anothej- farmer, whom they compelled j to take them farther. They were overtaken by a posse from Albert City and headed off by a posse from Laurens,! six miles east of Albert City, and surrendered. The robbers have been taken to Storm Lake for safe keeping. j The robbers , were apprehended through a description given the bank here by a telephone girl at Spencer. Two are white and one Is a mulatto. The wounded man is about forty years of age, heavyset, and wears a stubby, brown mustache. The other white man is younger and more slender. The bank is , insured against burglars for $3,0u0, 'which is said to make the bank good. No report has. reached here as to the amount of money found on the robbers captured. !The wounded man had $48. Nltro-glycerine was found in their possession, j The vault door and safe kre entirely destroyed, part of the safe being blown through the front of the building into the street. WRECK THAI WITH UV.VAMITE, Coaches Derailed by Urn Snpposed-. lr Bent on Robbery. YORK.Pa., Nov. 16. The Southwestern express on the Northern Central railway, due in this city at 10:40 p. m., was wrecked last night, by a charge of dynamite, placed under the tracks near Black Ridge, a short distance north of York. j The train was running at the rate of forty-five miles when thh explosion occurred. Passengers on the i train were severely shocked and consternation prevailed. AJ1 escaped Injury. A piece of rail two and one-haif j feet long was blown out of the track and three coaches were derailed and drawn over the ties a distance of 200 feet before the train was brought to aj stop. The engine had its headlight blown off and the windows of the cab were shattered. The trucks under the express car and the day coach were badly wrecked. Four Pullman cars, a day coach, a combination car and an express car composed the train. ;The spot where the wreck occurred is surrounded by high hills on one side and the Codorus creek on the other and is one of the loneliest places between Harrisburg and Baltimore. It is believed that the object of the perpetrators was robbery. The police officials advance the theory that the robbers had set the dynamite for the Buffalo express, which is said to carry considerable money, but for some unaccountable reason the train passed over the charge without exploding it. j A hole was blown In the roadbed large enough to bury a man. Where thti rails were broken they were cut off as if done by shears. The ! passengers were greatly shocked, many throwing themselves on the floor of the'ears until the train stopped. A panic prevailed among them until they were assured that the danger was over. - PHILADELPHIA, Pa. Nov. 16. Re ports of the dastardly attempt to wreck the Southwestern express on the Northern Central branch of the Pennsylvania were received at the office of the company this morning.) and steps were at once taken to locate the miscreants if possible. Detectives were ordered to begin operations' from York and men were also sent from this city and Harrisburg. There is I little hope here that the dynamiters will be captured, as it is thought they undoubtedly made their way toone bf the large cities before daylight. " , The -wssecked train was the one which left Washington at 8:45 last night and is due in Pittsburg this morning. The train had left York and was enroute to Harrisburg when the explosion occurred, j J THREATS OK KltlMI'IXi. tineinnatl Family Frlajhtened by Blnekmail Letter. CINCINNATI O,, Nov. 16. Considerable feeling of apprehension has been caused in Avondale, in this city, by a supposed attempt at j blackmail by threatened kidpnapping. Leon-aid Smith, ' president of a manufacturing company, received a letter full of threats of atrocities to be committed on his six-year-tjld eon unless Air. Smith would buy immunity with $5,000 cash. The letter directed that the money be placed in an envelope and left at a designated point at an appointed time. Mr. Smith took counsel and left the envelope as directed, but with blank moneyl instead of paper within, and placed a man on watch. Two men appeared, but did not take the envelope, apparently being satisfied Jthat a trap had been set for them. Mr. Smith and his wife are greatly agitated and their fear has been communicated to the neighbors, who keep close watch over their children. ADMITS HE IS KJLPATRICK. Train Robber Saopcct Says His Home Is In Texas. ST. LOUIS. M0.N0V. 161 Chief of Detectives Desmond has at last got a statement though brief, from the llon- IX THIS PAPER. 1 Row !n British Ministry. Iowa Bank Kobl?rs Oausrht. The Smallpox Stare Over-rated. Nebraska Defeats Kansas. S Wisconsin Beats Minnesota. 3 Yale Too Fast for Tigers. Silver Service for Illinois. Heat From Central Plaut. 4 Theatrical Gossip. Music Notes. . t 5 News of the State. 6 The City in Brief. 7 Railroads and Railroading. . 8 Small Classified Advertisements. 9 Local Markets and Trade Review, 10 Omaha jNews Letter. " 11 Modernj Fables by George Ade. 12 Lincoln's Social Life. - ' Woman's Clubs. 13 Herpolsheimer Co.'s Sale. . 14 Editorial Comment. More or Less Personal. 15 Paupers and Plutocrats, by Walt Mason. 16 "The Sign of the Prophet," a Story. 17 Baseball n' America. 18 In Lincoln's Churches. " j - tana train! robber suspect, w ho now acknowledges that he is Ben Kilpatrk-k, a brother iof Dan Kilpatrick. Both are said to have been members of the gang of train robbers, led by '"Bill" Carver, who was .iil?d last spring. He admitted that lie was reared near Paint Rock, Texas. Sheriff Crawford of Chouteau county, Montana, has arrived here to see the prisoner. The sheriff and County Attorney Prey of Chouteau county were on their way here with requisition papers wherf a telegram reached them at St. Paul that the prisoner was to be tried in St. Louis. Mr. Prey returned to Montana and Sheriff Crawford came on to St. j Louis, unofficially, to get a look at the man he had chased so hard last sumrner. j FIGHT FOR A 1'RISOXER. Three States t lush at Toledo Over Female Suspect. TOLEDO, O., Nov. 16. Officers rep resenting three states, Ohio, Mivhigaf and Massachusetts, clashed at-" the union depot this morning antL-eugaged in a brisk struggle lor tje "possession of a woman prisoner, who has attained considerable fame. The woman in the case Is all alleged pickpocket,: Anna Evans, alias" Tessie Hamilton, alias Miss Grfiham. She has figured conspicuously in Wisconsin, Massachusetts and Michigan, and the little drama was today transferred to the Ohio courts. Detective Sergeant Brooks of the Detroit police department and Detective Alfred Nj Douglass of the Boston police department had Miss Evans in custody and were taking her to-Boston to answer: to a charge. They came here over the Shore, expecting to connect with a through eastbound train, but were Imet at the d;pot by Deputy Sheriff Hurlbut, armed with a warrant issued by the probate court for Miss Evans' arrest. . Deputy j Hurlbut, after a flgnt. secured control of the woman. Legal proceedings ivill be started at once by the Boston authorities. j COSVICTS MADE MURDERERS. Guard Shot at Fort I.ra euwortn SnccniuN to Injnrie. Leavenworth. Kan.. Nov. ie. J. B. Waldrupe, a guard at the Fort Leavenworth military prison, j'ht vas shot during the mutiny at that institution November 7, died today of hi wounds. .Twenty-six mutineers now become liable to a charge of murder. It was generally supposed that Prank Thompson, the negro who led the revolt, fired the shot that.caused Waldrupe's death. Thompson was one of those captured. Waldrupe was born in Greenback, Tenn., in 1876. He served in Cuba during the, Spanish war, in the ! United States volunteer signal corps, later becoming a guard at the prison. DOCTOR DECLARED Gl'ILTY. Held Res iponsible for Death of a YoauK Womau. LEONjla., Nov. 16. Dr. J. H. Crof- ford, proprietor of the Crofford sanitarium of jthis place, was found guilty of murder in the second degree for being responsible for the death of Miss Maude Stone a" wealthy young woman, who was an inmate of the institution. COLLIDES WITH MILK TRAIN Fatal Wreck, on Chicaaro Great JVestern Scar Elasrin. 111., Nov. 16. The Chicago Great Western east bound limited bad a serious collision with the Sycamore miik train at Marshall's crossing, four miles west of St. Charles this morning. Rose Rotit, aged thirteen, of Sycamore, was instantly killed and the lower part of her lody cremated. A Chicago traveling! man named Murphy -was probablyj fatally injured, and Simon Chaffee of Wasco, 111., and the engineer of the limited were seriously injured. Several others were slightly injured. The limited, running fifty miles an hou. dashed around a sharp curve into the milk! train. The rear coach was thrown upon the top of the .Hmited's engine and immediately caught fire and was consumed. The engineer and fireman savi?d their lives by jumping, but .h formter was seriously Injured. The limited was derailed, but the passengers escaped with slight bruises. - I ; INMATE OF AN INSANE WARD Fate of Helen Vanderbilt WncUer-nnnn st London. LONDON. Nov. 16. Miss Helen Van derbilt Wackermann, of New York, who was taken to St. Giles infirmary Wednesday as a wandering lunatic and was there privately examined by a justice Of the peace, is spending her days within the walls of the workhouse, in one of the grimiest parts of London. She is an inmate' of the insane ward, where her companions with one exception, are decrepit old women, suffering from senile dementia. This exception is a wealthyy, well-connected English woman, who was brought in the day after Miss Wackermann's arrival, suffering from a somewhat similar complaint, which in Miss Wackermann's case is diagnosed as melancholia. The new-comer had several hundred pounds on her person when arrested. She will be handed over to her relatives. APPLA DED ACT OF ASSASS1M Sonth Dakota Lawyer Bo rred From J Interior PractM. INGTON, Nov. 16. Secretary Hitchcock has disbarred William C. Buderus an. attorney of Sturgls, S. D., from practicing before the interior department because of criticisms alleged to ha'e been made by the latter on the late President McKInley. Upon hearing thatj President McKinley had been shot Buderus is alleged to have said: "I am glad of it. and I hope he-will 1 die, as there will be one more tyrant j less, WALKS OVER 'EM XF.BRASKA TRAMPLES JAYIIAWK-ERS IX TO TftE EARTH. KANSAS TEAM; DIES GAME .1 DIVERSITY MAKES TOCCHnotVXS AT WILL. MANY SENSATIONAL PLAYS BI7.I AMJ DRAIX; EACH WIS SEW LAIRELS. Score 2ft to B Te'Hal the Story ot How Nebraska l'lonird Thronnh the Kansas Llns Cor Gtiina. Kansas and Nebraska were pitted against each other at the state university yesterday in. the hardest as well as the most interesting football con test that has boen seen on the local gridiron during the entire season. Rep resentatives of, the scarlet and cream triumphed, .winning by the, decisive t score of 29 to S, which Is thoafgeil number of points NebrakXhas evt r pHed up against hei- southern rival. From start to finishLbbth teams put up straightforward, Legitimate football. Very little kickiwgwas done by either sldeHyTkrEplays Were almost unheard ofOnly three times did Nebraska attempt to gain grbund in the latter manner, while Kansas did not result to the method at all. Drain, for Nebraska, made two long runs, of forty and fifty yards respectively, by rapid trick work. Both vieri immediately lu front of the grandutupd, and in each case the crowd rose as one person and cheered for some minutes. Long runs were in evidence at other times during the game also. Kingsbury avnd Pillsbury both distinguished themselves in this' line, jwhile Crandall and Cuff in the halfback positions repeatedly carried the pigskin from four to eight and even ten yards. Westover and Stringer proved) good ground gainers when given the ball, but owing to their physical condition it was deemed advisable to give them as little work in this line as possible. The scoring was evenly divided In the two halves. In the first Nebraska made two touchdowns and j Kansas .one, la the second Nebraska-made three. Out of the total' number -Pillsbury is credited with three, Crandall one and Kingsbury .one. .Brumage crossed the line for the Kansas: men. Drain kicked four out of the five goals. In the second half two attempts were made by Nebraska to kick goals from the field, but each was blocked by the effective work of the- jayhawkers. Nebraska was prevented from making a sixth touchdown a few minutes before the second half closed fby the magnificent defense of her opponents,., who braced wonderfully and. heldj on the three yard line. - . -j j Immense Crowd Present. i 1 The attendance-was almost as large as at the big Thanksgiving game w illi. Minnesota last year. four thousand, people is a fair estimate. Nearly one-fourth of this numberi paid udmissions to the grandstand. The bleachers noi til and south of the new stand were packed full, as were those on -the east Bide of the field. Besides'this number. hundreds of people side lines at other and gots3 good a the game. Istood up around th places on the field view as possible of - j -to gather early, aa. The crowd began a general rush fotf the bleachers was expected. Only those who came, at least half an hour before play was called had much bpportunity to get seats. The grand! stand did not till up until later as the places sold were reserved. This is: a great improvement over the old: exclusively bleacher system of past years where the rule'" of first come first served applied. Al- though the grand .stand was not en- tirely - finished, it answered the pur- pose admirably arid the management came in for many gratifying compliments for the improvements which have been made. No trouble was experienced with, the crowd as has been the case in former years when sveral hundred people would surge onto the field and follow closely behind the opposing teams. j elraka Rooters In Force. The ' football . spirit which was aroused at the b'ij masti meeting Friday continued throughout the game yesterday with the: result that the Nebraska field was a scene . of th wildest enthusiabin. ' Headed by the university band of thirty-five pieces, the rooters kept up a perfect din throughout the game, showing thrir appreciation for the i fforts of the players in a splendid jmanner. All of the yells which have been used to bother the Kansas men in former years were brought to life, and: added to these was a long list of new ones and half a dozen songs which were sung with a vim. The megaphone choruses which were located at four different parts of the field vied with one another to see which could make the most noise for the longest" time. A parody on "Hot Time" was the favorite piece with the rooters and, at every lull in the play and whenever a man would be laid out for p. minute the band would start the air- and hundreds of voices would join! in on the chorus. The rooting as a result was very effective and stirred the players to their most strenuous efforts. Especl-r ally when Kansas had the ball and was making headvVay against the scarlet and cream lindid the megphones do good service, j - I . . On the south end of the east bleachers, the law students were seated, together and no other body of students, equal in number, inade as much noise. The followers: of ijila'ckstone apparent ly felt that they were getting in training for future services at the bar, for they desired that iall disputes betweeri the teams as to rules on certain questions be left, to them for settlement according to the I latest legal methods, x t ' ' Some of the Visitors, i Among the persons who attended the game were Governor - Savage and all of the state officials. The guests occupied seats in the grand stand and with one accord rooted; for the scarlet and cream. William Jj. Bryan was present and Joined in the juniversity yells with as much spirit as if he were a college student. ! The grand stand was filled with f

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