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V . ' : . - Of! 47f 'orAY'MUSAS PAPER Emm WAT PRINTS TS CIRCULATION DAILY vol;xxxl TEN PAGES. TOPEKA, KANSAS, SATUK DAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1907. TEN PAGES. NO. 256. ;j CIRCULATION YESTERDAY -' ij mu WASHINGTON AGAIN TAKES UP POLITICS Root's Boom is Heard at Capital. Still Talked of as Presi-r dential Timber. FIGURE ON CORTELYOU He May Yet Become Important Factor. Would Have Much Substantial Backing. Washington, Nov. 1. Officialdom in Washington has ceased its concern over, the financial situation . sufficiently to get back to politics. , A heap of things in the presidential succession line are developing, which in the near future, may lead to still more interesting conditions In the Republican camp. A foretaste of possible eventualities was afforded yesterday in the renaissance of the Root boom. This is likely to be followed by something more definite than has heretofore developed in regard to Secretary, Cortelyou as a contestant for presidential honors. When Secretary 'Taft returns in December, if not before, the public may be led to believe that the administration is not carrying all of its eggs in one basket. Senator Scott of West Virginia, member of the Republican National Committee from his State, is the sponsor for the revived Root boom. He sprung It after coming from a visit to the White House and on his way over to the State Department. " He had ' been talking to the President about the great service for this government which the Secretary of State had performed on his , recent 'trip to Mexico. Senator Scott also has just returned from the sister republic. The West Virginia politician did not say a great deal, but it was regarded as significant. f,Tf Secretary Root were to be presented by his own State," he declared, "he would" be a formidable candidate for the Republican nomination for President, next year." The significance of this statement, in conj unction ... with the time . and place of its delivery, lies in r the intimation that Governor Hughes may not be the only son of New York to secure delegates to the national convention. Cortelyou Is to be considered as "well as Root In connection with plans speculative, prospective or tentative for a division of the Empire State delegation or the-capturing of It, in its entirety by anyone aside; from Hughes. 1 can say that persons enjoying the close friendship" of Secretary Cortelyou have been made to believe that the Hughes movement In New York, so far as the presidential candidacy. is concerned, is much more shallow than the general outside public has been given to-under-stand. Some of Mr. Cortelyou' friends declare that up through the State the feeling for Hughes for President - among the Republican leaders is not strong. It is pretty certain that Mr. cortelyou himself thinks he would command substantial support among the leaders in question and that he could expect active assistance from metropolitan influences with which he has come in contact In his official capacity. His hesitancy over TIlowlng his name to be used authoritatively in connection with the nomination has been due, it is believed, to uncertainty regarding President Roosevelt's position. RENO 'BANKS ON A CLEARING HOUSE BASIS Reno. Nov. 1. Reno banks today went on the clearing house basis following the example of other cities. Business ,was transacted as usual. The Rickey banks will probably open Tuesday under .. an agreement signed last night by the bank officials and the depositors whereby the depositors agree not to withdraw any funds for three months. Ten percent will be paid at the end of three months, twenty percent at the end of six, twenty at the end of nine and the balance at the end of twelve months from date. A loan of $200,000 made the Keane-Wonder Mining Company will be taken up by President Rickey. The Nye and Ormsby county banks are still closed. Bubonic Plague la Seattle. Seattle,' Wash.; Nov. 1. Mrs. George Osborne died shortly after midnight and the attending physicians say that they -wiU assign the cause of death to bubonic plague.. Mrs. Osborne is the wife of a member of the Osborne family in which there have been thre deaths within the last two weeks, one of which was offi cially diagnosed as plague by the city, bae- j terlologist and board of health, if thej diagnosis is confirmed in this case It will make three deaths from plague In Seattle. DOCK ISLAND CUTS DOWN WORKING FORCE Makes Decrease Earlier This Year than Ordinarily. Chicago, Nov. 1. The Rock Island Railroad system Thursday laid off 2,500 men Irom its construction and track forces. Although the road centers in Chicago, the order did not affect any employes In this city, and the maintenance crews were not disturbed. " The construction crews In every state where the road goes, from Illinois to Texas, were reduced. President Wlnchell said the order did not mean there was any trouble this year. He admitted that the financial situation had something to do with It, as the cutting down of the force usually does not come until the latter part of November "The men laid off were engaged In improvement work In the various States." said President WlnehelL "and the num ber Is no larger than in other years. We are not ' touching the maintenance crews. Traffic conditions are still flourishing and there is no sign of a let-up in that uuarter. , -..,.. PENNSYLVANIA DECIDES ON u SYSTEM OF RETRENCHMENT Earnings Better Than Last Stringency in Money Them Trouble Philadelphia, Nov. 1. Declaring that the outlook for raising new capital next year is unsatisfactory, the directors of the Pennsylvania Railway company have decided to retrench and after their meeting today at which they declared the' usual semi-annual dividend of 3 per cent gave out a statement that economy would be the policy of the grant corporation during 1908. The announcement came somewhat as a surprise in view of the statement issued from President Mc-Crea's office on Wednesday, that the earnings of the company are 11 per cent greater than they were at the same period last year. President McCrea said today that in view of the unsatisfactory outlook for raising new. capital in 1908 il was, in his judgment, necessary and prudent for the company to continue its policy of not beginning any new work or committing the company to any new capital requirements except those absolutely necessary to economically handle its traf CONTENTION OVER USE OF BIBLE IN CHICAGO SCHOOLS Chicago, 'Nov. 1. The school management committee of the board of education surprised Itself yesterday by tackling the question of putting the Bible in the Chicago schools. The advocates of the Bible presented their proposition in such a way that they hope for favorable action at the next committee'meeting. The Chicago Woman's Educational union is sponsor for the movement, and its representatives Mrs. Elizabeth B. Cook and Mrs. Clarence Starr yesterday asked that the board approve "Readings From the Bible" as one of the books to be placed upon., the list for supplemental reading. , They asked that all teachers who desired should be permitted to read from the book without comment. "As I understand the theory of free schools," said Mrs. Cok, "they prepare pupils for good citizenship and high national . destiny. The State is not only permitted but required to teach that which will promote those two objects. It,-has been, urged that, the Constitution forbids the teaching of religion in the schools. Nothing . is farther' from . the truth. The-national and the State constitution says that religion is essential to good government. They only oppose sectarianism. The preamble of our constitution can not be understood without some knowledge of the. Bible. . "The Bible is recognized as the nation's TO HOLDOTTON FOR OWN PRICES GROWERS DECIDE TO KEEP IT OFF " MARKET AT PRESENT. Action Will Do Much Towards Relieving Situation in Oklahoma Banking Circles. : Guthrie, Okla., Nov. 1. Cotton growers in all rvirts nf Oklahoma and Indian Territory today held secret meetings and discussed the cotton market situation. It j was decided to hold the 1907 pick until j cotton prices have' advanced to a certain point. The cotton growers have a compast nrs'n.nJr.a.tin'n an1 each member is SWOm to secrecy. It Is rumored the minimum ! price at which farmers will sell was fixed : at sixteen cents. J The action of cotton growers to hold : their crop is considered in a favorable light by financial concerns as indicating ; that they are not in need of ready money, j The fact that banks will not be called on j to supply cotton purchase funds will have much to do in restoring normal conditions. It is estimated that over 10,000 bales of cotton will . be held out of the market in Losan county alone. CURTIS WORKING FOJUICKAPOOS tie and Senator Teller Now In Lone Star State. San Antonio, Tex., Nov. 1. Senator Henry M. Teller of Colorado and Senator Charles Curtis of Kansas are in this city Army was heightened by the arrival here en route to Eagle Pass. They are mem- i of General William Booth, the patriarchal bers of the United State Senate sub-com-' leader of the organization. Indeed, inas-mlttee -on Indian affairs, appointed to much as his present tour of the United take testimony in the case of the Kick-; States will probably be his last his stay at)oo Indians of Oklahoma, Senator Robert LaFollette of Wisconsin, the third member of the sub-committee, will arrive Sunday night. Senator Teller is a member of the committee on Indian affairs, finance and appropriations. - . Vinr nf the business which brines the sub-committee to Eagle Pass, he said: . w 'r eoin? to Investigate the charges of fraud which have been made come of the city and State will take In regard to the transfer of lands which place on Monday at Carnegie hall. Gov-are the property of the Kickapoo Indians ernor Hughes will preside. General in Oklahoma and we will be engaged in Booth's visit here is coincident with the takinsr this testimony for the next three . forty-sixth anniversary of his founding or four weeks. "We are going- to thoroughly examine the matter and if thero has been fraud we will so state In the report which we shall make. The land agents claim that the Indians sold Iheir land after crossing into Mexico, while the'Indians claim that they dUl not. Considerable testimony has been taken by the congressional committee" appointed to investigate Jthe matter, -but it was. decided that the testi mony of the Indians themselves would be desirable and the case will be no doubt, .... .. . decided , after this testimony nas oeen presented to Congress." CONFESSED MURDERER HAS BEEN AERESTED , - ' . Special to the Capital.- - Independence, Kan., Nov. l. Ben Mar- shall, colored,- was arrested this morn- ing at LeHunt near this city by Sheriff Haxson. He has confessed to the murder of Lizzie : Johnson. " his sweetheart, at Tallahasee. I,; T four months ago. Mar- shall resisted arrest but was subdued by I- the sheriff. There is a reward of a hun- dred dollars for the arrest of Marshall. The-murder has been. under surveillance -- " - Year But Directors Fear Market Will Cause in Building. fic. With that end in view the company would undoubtedly restrict its needs to a minimum and would not push the work on the New York tunnel extension or other uncompleted improvements-as vigorously as had been done in the past. This will somewhat delay the completion of the New York tunnel as a whole, but progress In the erection of steel for the new terminal building in New York and work affecting the city streets and avenues will not be materially retarded by. the proposed retrenchment. The meeting today lasted but 15 minutes and the directors and officers' then boarded a special train for New York. They will inspect terminals In New Jer sey and Long Island. - It is learned that the company's state ment for the six months out of which the semi-annual dividend declared today will be paid, shows a net surplus after all charges and dividends of more, than $8,500,000. 7, book of morality, and in most of . the schools of this State and in many large cities, is so used. We ask' only that teachers who desire may be permitted to read from selections from the the Bible, especially prepared." Mrs. Cook submitted the volume, which was edited by W. J. Onahan, J. H. Bar rows and C C Bonney. Asked who in dorsed the book, she presented a long list of names, asserting that every creed had given Us approval. - Among those mentioned were Miss Jane Addams, who listened, as a school trustee, to the plea; the late William R. Harper, the late Marshall Field, Graham Taylor, Mrs. Henry Solomon, Rev. M. M. Man gasarian, J. v. Farwell, jr., E. Mandel and Professor Richard G. Moulton. These Indorsements were obtained when the book first was printed in 1896. The New as well as the Old Testiment is quoted from freely. "I suggest that the matter be referred to a sub-committee composed of Rev. R. A. White, Dr. John Guerln and Dr. Alfred Kohn,". said President Schneider. Trustees White and Guerln objected and the plan was dropped, action being de ferred. . After the meeting, Mrs. Cook asserted there were only two cities In Illinois- Chicago and Cairo where the Bible was not permitted In the schools. AMERICAN GIRLS AS "WHITE SLAVES" WILEY J. PHILIPPS SAYS MANY ARE SENT ABROAD. Declares Seattle is Export Point-Also Says Many Girls Are Being Imported. Battle Creek, Mich., Nov. 1. In this afternoon's session of the National Purity Congress, Chairman Wiley J. Philipps of the White Slave Traffic committee, a California editor,- declared in his report that "America is not only receiving girl victims of an organized traffic, but is exporting them to other countries." "Seattle," said he, "is an exporting station from which girls from Los Angeles, New Orleans and New York are sent." He continued: "We have to combat not only international but local organizations. Chicago is a state market. In the Twenty-second street district, 278 girls, under 14 years of age, were taken by" the police In two months." Mr. Philipps said that the number of foreign girls -is proof of the systematic importation with which the government should Interfere. He charged that the local agents who get into trouble are defended by friends of the organization. HEARTY WELCOME FOR GEN. BOOTH New York. Nov. 1. The religious fervor which characterizes the Salvation ui auuui a wccr. hcio mm ue inaue a son of triumph. Governor Hughes and representatives of every walk of life will participate In a series of public meetings arranged In the veteran evangelist's honor. General Booth will deliver three ad dresses in the New Amsterdam theater Sunday and it is expected that all of anuuc-u oy Dig oaivaiion- 1st demonstrations. The formal wel- the Salvation Army. BRAKEMAN'S BODY . GROUND TO PIECES E. S. Hopkins Probably Fell Under Moving Train. Special to the Capita!. Pittsburg, Kan.. Nov. 1. E. S. Hopkins. . T- - W " - . 1 . - -aii ovuim-m oraxeman, aged thirty-two years, and single was lnstantlv i.m.J . . . kiikm luuaj buuui at Fuller by a freight train. His body was literally ground to pelces. Just how the r-l- I dent occurred is not known. Hopkins t a "u urnnaan on a nortn bound freight and was seen going over his .train just before reaching Fuller. Upon the arrival of the train at Mulberry he was missed by the other members of the train crew and messages were sent to the dispatcher's office in this city and to other train crews to be on the lookout for him. Another train was coming soath and when they aD!ir.,arhei ts,iic, kins remains were fos-nd upon the track, His home was in Unntown Pa. where an aged mother. Mrs. Mary' Hopkins- a viunKi aim a aisLtrr survivt CHAMPIONSHIP OFTHESfATi IS AT STAKE Battle of Kansas Football Giants Today. K. U. Followers Coming a Thousand Strong. BETTING ON GAME EVEN Much Money Has Already Been Placed. Washburn Goes Into the Game Confident. By sundown this evening It Is expected that the 1907 football championship of Kansas will have been settled and that victory will be perchd upon the banner of either Washburn or K. U. The few hours of sunshine yesterday afternoon was hailed with joy by hundreds, of anxious fans, who feared that the rains Photo by Colvllle. Browa, Captain of the Waahbnrm Team. during the past week would leave the Washburn field muddy and slippery, thus preventing the great exhibition of football that Is due for this afternoon with favorable conditions. Last night "was Photo by Squlrea. Lawrence. Rnif, caytala mt the K. U. Team. clear and there la erery Indication that weather conditions will be Ideal for the big game this afternoon, with the pos .y. : r"M.--v.:v-" , j. m !! JA? -:::: l, a - i - ; ' ; ,T '" X . - , . ' x 5 - v !' il '" k-::-:-.y: -' - : .-' f " :-".: -'- ;;-v- 0 " ' ;"y" -:" ' TNX J f f ; . - . si . ; i - i - sible exception of wind. Ith good weather the game wHl be witnessed by the largest crowd that baa ever assembled in the State to witness a football contest. Today's annual game between tiiese big schools has aroused more general Interest, outside as well as within the student bodies of the institution, than any other in recent years. In Topeka, especially. ' more intenst Is being taken tlian ever and the - popular sentiment seems to be more thaft ever a desire to see Washburn victorious. iContinued on Page i) K. D. TO PLACE HDCQ HONEY ON GAME TODAY v Backers Come Loaded Fraternities Send $1,050. K. TJ. money will bo plentiful today and It is probable that the K. II. backers will cover every dollar of Washburn money and cry for more. . Two men came up from Lawrence last night with a total of $1,050 to wager that K. U. wins today. This was In two pools, one of $50 and one of $400, which were formed by the different K. U. fraternities, if Washburn wins today many of the Lawrence boarding house keepers will have & hard time collecting, from some of their boarders. One or two more pools are expected from Lawrence when the K. U- students arrive todayl The K. U. money Is being offered at even money that K. U. wins, with the provision. that all beta are off in the event of a tie game. ........ HOLD BALLOON BACES YEARLYAT ST. LOUIS Aero Club Already Making Plans for 1908 Events. St. Louis. . Nov. 1. Plans have already been commenced by the Aero club of St. Louis for a week of aeronautic events to be held In St, Louis Qurlng October, 1906. The club has decided to make balloon racing an annual .event nere, and President L. D. Dozler stated today he would at once appoint a committee of three to arrange a program of events and fix the prizes to be offered for the 130S races. SUES MRS. LEITER FOR $300,000 SALARY New -York, Nov. 1. Papers in a suit for $300,000 In salary and commissions were served upon Mrs. L. Z. Leiter of Chicago as she landed from a trans-Atlantic steamer today. The suit is brought by Hugh Crabbee of Chicago, who declares he has been Mrs. Leiter' s confidential agent for several years, but says he was dismissed last July because he refused to execute certain investments advised by Joseph Leiter, the defendant's son. IS QUESTION OF READY CASH No Runs on Banks and Trust Companies. More Gold Has Been En- ' gaged Abroad. New Tork, Nov." 1. The financial situation was gradually clearing today without showing . any. striking features. v Runs . on the banks and trust companies are practically over; money which was temporarily withdrawn from banks subject to runs is flowing to the stronger banks and currency Is being provided In most cases where the demand for It is considered legitimate. Further engagement of gold by Boston and other points have brought up the total engagement abroad under the recent movement to $26,550,000. The Lusltanla which sailed from Liverpool today has on board about $10,000,000 In gold, one of the largest single shipments ever made, prices on the exchange were firm during the early part of the day and did not yield seriously at any time. The fact that the stock exchanges of London and Paris were closed on account of All Saints days prevented any comparison of quotations or arbitrage operations. Balances with 'the clearing house have settled down to a normal condition, but there is still something of a blockade in domestic exchange through the unwil lingness of New Tork banks to pay currency on drafts from other cities and unwillingness of other cities to pay out their currency upon drafts from New York. The condition of affairs Indicates a continued pressure for currency rather than a break down of credits, but reason able demands are being met for regular customers of the banks. The possibility of hastening the export movement of wheat and cotton still engages the atten tion of foreign exchange dealers and also of thos who endeavor to keep in touch with the general situation. Doubt Is expressed whether the Secretary of the Treasury will be able to carry out on any considerable scale the project of the New Orleans exporters for accepting cash at government fiscal agencies abroad and transferring it by telegraph to points in this country, but Secretary Cortelyou Is said to be willing to make such dpojt!ts of public money at cotton exporting points as will to a considerable extent relieve the strains. HITCHCOCK IS THOUGHT TO BE ON WAY TO CANADA OR. EUROPE Great Comedfan's Whereabouts Continues to Baffle N. Y. Police Wife Still Persists In Theory "of Murder or Kidnaping. New Tork. Nov. X. The police have thrown a drag net over New York and every clew is being run down ta capture Raymond Hitchcock, the actor accused of offenses against three young girls, and who disappeared suddenly from the city on Wednesday. Mrs. Hitchcock persist In declaring her husband has either been murdered or kidnapped by a band ot blackmailer, who he state, have been hounding the actor for months. . The police have learned that a man closely resembling Hitchcock, sailed on the Majestic on Wednesday, and a wire- of the ship asking him to have the actor held by the English police If be U aboard. dren's Society and the police for Delia Mackenzie, one oi me giris woofe stories resulted In Hitchcock's Indictment. It was learned today that Miss Mackenzie told her story to the Children' Society early in the fan. after which she" became reconciled with her family and returned home. Agent Plsaara. of the Children Society, said today that the girl had disappeared from her home October 15. and that she had been seen In the company of the actor shortly before his disappearance. A gateman at the Grand Central station aid that he saw Hitchcock take a train for Boston Wednesday afternoon. WEATHER CONDITIONS KMaaat Fair Satrari S7 ia- ereaslaff cletsdtaesa aaa wtmer. The hourly temperatures yesterday ....53 1 p.m ...'.54 2 p.m C ....56 2 p.m C ....5S 4 p.m K p.m ...5 ....55 C p.m 57 were: 7 a.m 8 a.m 9 a.m . . 10 a.m.... 11 a.m 12 i 7 p.m 5 ViTlmnm tmnrtiir C3 hirheat this date In a years. SI. tn 1S8S. Minimum temperature 52: lowest this dat In a vmm. J In PMvlnilatlnn 4M nf an inch; greatest thl date In a years. -W, in tun rose, :m a. m.; isu i i- ' The temperature yesterday averaged 10 degrees above normal. LEADING FEATURES OF TODAY'S PAPER o 1 Qetl f Ready Cask. Chamlmsfcl mt state la at Stake. Ftada Vtea Haagry mm. Safferta. PeaasylTaaia Deeidra n- treaehMeat. RmI'smm Sltrti Apis. Hlteaeoek Thought im Have flmm Away. 2 Peaalaa Ckerka Will Be Caae4. Effect t . Y. Flarry oa Trade. 3 ' Kaaaaa Xewa. 4 Editorial. Seeaaa Thought. Kveaaer Weather Fererast. 5 Capital Coat est. Soelety. , Daltoa'a Parole Exteaded. 8 To Fly Kltea from Pike 'a Peak. Market. Capital Wast Dlreetory. 10 Seaater DolJlTer, Optimist. .- Boose Barometer Falllaa. - GUTHRIE BANKS OPEN AFTER FOUR DAYS' HOLIDAY r. fr Guthrie. Okla., Nov. 1. At 1 K H o'clock this afternoon the five tg Quthrie banks reopened for bust- H ? ness under the limited payment ? le plan, after a four days 'holiday ? t during which no business was tran- If lg eacted. There were no runt, not H It even a flurry of excitement. The at at deposits greatly outnumbered the at at withdrawals. While there were at at scores who took advantage of the at at five dollar a day" allowance the at at currency In . each .bank was In at at creased by several - thousand dol- at at lars. - - at t . at a?taattK)tkitatatatit HALLOWEEN PRANK . RESULTED IN MURDER Chinese Merchant, Angry, Shot and Killed Italian. Tucson. Arizona. Nov. 1. A Halloween prank resulted ' in murder last night in Tucson. Ramon Lavota, aged 20, with companions stretched a wire across the sidewalk which tripped a Chinese merchant named Wong. The latter drew a revolver and shot into a building, killing Lavota instantly. The murderer attempted to escape but was caught after a chase by a score of bystanders and narrowly escaped lynching. . He la now In JaiL STRUNG FOREMAN UP TO TELEPHONE POLE Disgruntled Italians Took Out Spite In Whole-tlearted Fashion. Butte, Nov. 1. A special from Great Falls, Montana says: Word ' was received here last night, of an attempt to lynch the foreman of a construction gang at Moctauk. Choteau county, by the Italians who composed the construction gang. The foreman Is an American and the Italians were disgruntled over the discharge of his predecessor who was also an Italian. Last night the foreman asserted "his authority over the gang and the Italians rushed at him and seized him. They fastened a rope about his neck and dragged him to a telegraph pole, to which they strung him. A ranchman who was passing at the time interferrd and after a desperate fight drove the men away. When thHr victim was cut down he was unconscious but soon recovered. He took the next train for Havre and resigned his position. while there a report from North Adams. Mass.. that the actor was seen there by William Newman, a hotel clerk. The police have been Informed that Hitchcock wears a gold braclet welded about his right wrist to ward off rheumatism and that this braclet baa never been- removed. '.. Hitchcock' examination was set for yesterday afternoon and when he failed to make ar appearance Assistant District Attorney Gawin moved that bis bail be forfeited. Hitchcock's counsel, however, secured an adjournment of the caae until next Thursday, In order that friends may have an opportunity of finding the fugitive. Boston. Not. L Advices received from various sections of New England tend to chow that Raymond Hitchcock. the fugitive comedian. Is bound for Canada, if he baa not already managed to crocs the boundry Une. From North Adams. Mass.. comes the report that Hitchcock and two friends stopped at the Richmond house In that city where Hitchcock was recognized by the clerk. It Is asserted that In North Adams that Hitchcock remained over night In a private bouse, starting yeaterday afternoon for Rut Aland. Vt and connecting at the later place at t o'clock last if ht on a train bound for Montreal.' " FINDS UTES HUNGRY AND SUFFERING Captain Johnson Blames Agent for Trouble. Declares He Is Unnecessarily Harsh. TROUBLE HAY. YET COIIfi More Power In Provisions Than Soldiers. Johnson Thinks Clemency Will Accomplish Much. - Washington, Nov. L A very serioua-breach has arisen between the Ute In dians at Thunder Butte station, 8. D- and their agent. Major Downs, and there Is danger of a hostile col 11 Ion at any moment, according to the report of Captain Johnson, the army officer who wa sent to the scene of trouble in the effort to placate the Indians, who are said to have unlimited confidence in him. Captain Johnson report that the Indian agent and himself are at cross purposes, and hi report dated yesterday appeal to the authorities here to support him and cnu?e Major Downs to abate harsh treatment of the Indians. The report says that the Indians ob-1 Jected to sending their children to a distant boarding school; also that the agent cut the rations In half; that the Indian wish to live In peace, but that Down refused to consider their promise to comply with his orders. Captain ohnsoa says the L'te are hungry and suffering and believe they have been unjustly treat- ed. He says they asked him to act aa arbitrator, and they would accept tho result. The agent," Captain Johnson sayi. "put a vote to the head men to this effect: "Would they obey him In the school matter and In al the regulations. They replied they wished to see Captain Johnson. This appears to have Incensed tho agent, who required them to cast their otes at once. This council all voted no" and then followed the excitement which caused the call for volunteer and troops to be sent to the Ute camp to compel them to comply with the agent' -wishes, . "I told the Ute that I should expect them to retract their vote thl morning.' They Informed me that they would gladljr obey the agent in all matter of regulations. I presented thl decision to Major Down.- who refused to eonalder theif promise. Harsh and evere remedies are to be applied. One hundred pound oC flour and a little patience is a mora potent factor In the solution of thl problem than the 100 oldlera." . Omaha. Neb.. Nov. I. Army he; iqur- ter In Omaha ha received an official report from Captain Johnson, who wit aent to the Cheyenne River Indian reservation to hold a pow wow with the Uta . Indian. Captain Johnaon found the attitude of the Ute very peaceful. A grnd council of war was neia and tno maiana aired their grievance. They had been given to understand that their ration vmiM be cut In half, which would entail great dl tress on the women and children. Agent Down had told them they must end their children to chool eighty mile away. The Ute voted on the question and refused but agreed to end the children to a dy school at the agency. Captain Johnaon explained to then about the chool and secured their .consent to having the children ent to tha distant school. Agent Down t not atlsfled with their promise and It 1 ld want harsher treatment given to the Utes. but .Captain Johnson ay severe measure will not be good policy. VEITP BIMKJI IJIDIAWS. Commissioner lupp of the bureau of Indian affair, accept Captain Johnson' report as a reflection on that bureau-Citing the fact that the disaffected Ute have refused two offer to work for railroad companies, one of which contemplated paying them S Pr day for Ubor only 16 mile from their present home, bo said: "Johnson proceed on the theory that the way to handle troubleaome Indians I to set them off and f-ed them. That Is not the Indian office theory. Thl office believe In applying the same rui'j to the Indian that la atplled to poor ana Ignorant men of any race. u P1! In finding work fur them, and then lij permitting them to o htingry If they wU not accept the oppnrtunUy to make a living. These Ute contemptuously declined to work, saying that the covemroent takes care of them. I am willing to stand responsible for all the advice I have given ln the matter which has been .that w should treat the Indian kindly but Insist that they shall cease to be pauper when, there Is work at which they can earn good wage practically si mnr uw m- LEAVE UANILA NOV. 9 Secretary TaJt Decides to Postpooav liU Departure. Washington. Nov. It was announced at the White House today that Secretary Taft will delay hi departure from Ma nlla until November t on account of ta great a moan t of business for tho ertar to review while In the Islands. - HI afar has been urgently requested toy Governor Smith. GREAT POUMNG OUT OF BEER AT SALIHA Tha Thirsty Watcbe4 Gallon of ISqaot - Soak Into Grow si. Special to the CapitaL Saliaa. Ktiu Nov. lBy order ol Mayor D. B. HH1 the police fore today destroyed 117 eases of beer, sixty gallon of whiskey and considerable paraphernalia taken from tha Joint In ttl city during tha pat three month. On barrel containing iZ gallon t whiskey wa broken open tn front of tho city hall and a nnisber of men caught liquor in ex pa. glasses and anm even ia ponge. Little of It wa drank however, aa the thirsty Individual were prevented from drinking It by the police. The beer wa taken to the dump ground v... knttl twf verT case was am t . . j - - - broken op and the contents soaked into the ground. The destruction was witnessed by a large crowd. There 1 est a. Joint ln Sallaa today.

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