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VOL. XXXVII-NO. 27.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1902.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year
HI HE IK
Thirteenth Annual Convention of
the United Mine Workers of
America at Indianapolis.
THE LARGEST CONVENTION EVER HELD.
Demand For an All-Hound Advance
of About ten Per Cent. Said to Be
Contemplated, While the Opera
tor Are Expected to Demand a
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 20. Nearly
1,000 members of the United Mine
Workers of America have gathered
liere for the thirteenth annual con
tention which began at ten o'clock
Monday forenoon in Tomlinson hall.
It is confidently expected by Presi
dent Mitchell, Secretary Wilson and
other officials that it will be the
largest convention ever held by union
laborers. Delegates are here from 24
states, representing every bituminous
and anthracite coal field in the Unit
ed States. Ben Tillett, the famous
P.ritish labor leader, who is in this
country studying labor conditions, ar
rived Sunday night to be the guest
of President Mitchell and the miners
until Wednesday or Thursday. His ad
dress will be one of the features of
the convention. The convention will
continue until January 30, when the
joint conference with the operators
of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois and
Indiana will begin. This last confer
ence will probably last for ten days.
Jt is the understanding that the
delegates are preparing to ask for an
advance that will be eqtiivalent to an
all-round increase of at least ten per
cent. Along with this report, how
ever, is another to the effect that
many of the operators have deter
mined to take a stand for a reduc
tion of ten per cent., on the ground
that they have had an unprofitable
year and that the prospects for the
coming year are not bright enough
to warrant even a continuation of the
present scale. It is not believed,
though, that there will be a lockout,
as the miners and operators of the
four states that sign the competitive
scale have been able to reach an
agreement during the last year with
out, much trouble.
The Central Labor union has made
preparations to entertain the miners
with a banquet in Tomlinson hall the
night of January 30.
The convention was called to order
Vy President Mitchell, and after the
delegates were seated the report of
the credentials committee was called
CASE OF ALFRED T. PATRICK.
Ill Trial On the Charge of Killing;
William Marsh It Ice Kipected
to Occupy a Month.
New York, Jan. 20. Albert T. Pat
rick was called to trial before Re
corder Goff on an indictment charg
ing him with the murder of Wm.
Marsh Rice, who died in this city Sep
tember 23, 1900. Ilice was a million
aire recluse. He lived at an apart
ment house with his valet-secretary,
Chns. F. Jones. After his death Pat
rick took charge of the funeral ar
rangements and notified Rice's rela
tives in distant parts of the country.
Before the funeral several checks
with Mr. Rice's name were present
ed at the private bank of S. W.
Swenson & Son, and to the Fifth Av
enue bank for certification. All were
made payable to Patrick's order. One
check on Swenson & Son had Pat
rick's first name spelled "Abert" in
stead of "Albert," and an investiga
tion which followed showed that Mr.
Rice was dead when the check was
presented to the bank. Payment on
this check was refused. Patrick then
produced a will signed William Marsh
Rice, uniler which almost the entire
estate, of more than $3,000,000, was
bequeathed Patrick. An earlier will,
dated September 20, 1S9G. left the
greater part of the estate to the Rice
institute at Houston, Tex., and other
educational establishments. When
the case was called it was announced
that the hearing of the evidence
woild require at least a month of
the court's time.
The Pontifieinl Juhilee.
Rome, Jan. 20. In order to cele
brate his pontifical jubilee that is,
the twenty-fifth anniversary of his be
ing elected pope Leo XIII. must be
alive and in good health February 20,
1003, at which time, if living, he will
be within ten days of 93 years of age.
Prof. Lapponi, the pope's physician,
thinks he will do it.
hicao'a First lietall Coal Dealer.
Chicago. Jan. 20. Charles A. Reno,
who is said to have been the first re
tail coal dealer in Chicago, and to
have supplied the domestic trade en
tirely with a one-horse wagon at one
time, is dead at his home in this city,
I!f avy Snow In Nebraska.
Omaha. Neb., Jan. 20. A heavy,
damp snow began falling at midnight
and four inches are on the ground,
with a prospect for much more.
There is no wind, and the snow will
furnish moisture for which the win
der wheat crop has been suffering.
To Investigate Aliened SmnRRlina;.
Santa Barbara, C'al., Jan. 20. The
UniTed States revenue cutter Boar is
in the harbor, having come from San
Diego under orders from Washing
ton, to investigate the alleged smug
gling of Chinese and opium into the
country at this port.
Infanta Christiana, sister-in-law
of ex-Queen Isabella of Spain, died in
li. Ii. Hunt, of Huntsville, Mo., was
shot and killed by John Seville at
The Opera Comiqueof Paris has en
gaged the services of Miss Elizabeth
Parkinson, the Kansas City (Mo.)
Scottish Rite masons are making
elaborate plans for the golden jubi
lee celebration at Cincinnati on Feb
The duke and duchess of Marl
borough are going to St. Petersburg
to attend the great balls, beginning
on January 28.
President Francis of the St. Louis
World's fair says he will not go to
Europe or become a member of the
The Washington Post, in an edi
torial, expresses the opinion that the
only hope for a really national expo
sition lies in St. Louis.
Mayor Hurley of Salem, Mass., has
appointed Edward II. Knight city
marshal, "because he is a bachelor
and has never been kissed."
Prof. M. Grossman, of Benham,
Tex., and his son were run down by
a passenger train and killed. They
were overtaken on a trestle.
William E. Atwell, of Carlinville,
III., has been appointed as superin
tendent of the Illinois agricultural
exhibit at the St. Louis World's fair.
Father Frederick Krainhardt, a
Catholic priest, committed suicide at
the Alexian Drbthers' hospital, at St.
Louis, by hanging himself with a
The two hundredth anniversary of
the founding of the first French col
ony in Louisiana will be celebrated
at Mobile, Ala., Wednesday and
Gov. Dockery of Missouri has set
apart January 26, for special me
morial services and a day on which
to contribute to the McKinley monu
Mrs. Gowdy, wife of the American
consul general at Paris, gives Amer
ican girls going to Europe some ad
vice. She says a cheaperon is abso
lutely necessary in Paris.
Miss Alice Johnson, a St. Louis girl,
who awoke to find a negro burglar
leaning over her bed, ordered him out.
He obeyed, and was arrested, later,
while putting on his shoes.
Joseph P.urke, the violinist and ac
tor, who achieved prominence as the
accompanist to Jennie Lind on her
tour in 1So0-1Sj1, died in New York
City, Sunday, in his eighty-sixth year.
Stewart Fife, arrested at North Ya
kima, Wash., charged with killing
Frank Richardson, the Savannah
(Mo.) merchant, on Christmas eve,
1900, has been brought back to Sa
rannah. At Glendive, Mont., robbers stole
two trunks from a railroad baggage
room and secured diamonds valued at
$20,000, the property of a traveling
salesman for a Minneapolis jewelry
THE PHILIPPINE TARIFF.
The Senate Philippines Committee
Agrees, hy Tarty Vote to Report
the House Tariff Bill.
Washington, Jan. 20. The senate
committee on Philippines has agreed
to the report of the house Philip
pine tariff bill with amendments. The
report was ordered by a strict party
The bill was amended as heretofore
agreed upon, being a reduction of 25
per cent, on goods coming from the
Philippines to the United States with
an additional reduction of the export
tax charged in the Philippines on
products sent out of the islands to the
United States. The democrats pre
sented a substitute, which will be re
ported to the senate. It provides that
there shall be temporary free trade
between the United Stats and the isl
ands; that the United States shall
continue to occupy and govern the
islands until a stable government has
been established, when the president
shall direct the withdrawal from the
islands, the United States -to retain
such military and naval stations as
are deemed necessary. The Philip
pines are declared to be foreign terri
tory by the minority bill from the
passage of the act.
COUNSELOR GARVEY DEAD.
Well-Known St. LodIr Lawyer
of Other Days, Succnmbs to
St. Loxiis, Jan. 20. Francis Garvey,
87 years old, barrister-at-law and
graduate of Trinitj' college, Dublin,
who has lived in this city for more
than thirty years, and who came
to the United States after a success
ful career in his native land, died,
Sunday, at his home of .Bright's dis
ease. During his residence in St. Louis
Counselor GaVvej', as he was known
because of his long practice in the
courts of Great Britain, acquired a
wide acquaintance. He practiced law
in this city for 20 years, but had not
been able to continue actively at work
A Snnday Xlsht Tragedy.
Taylorsville, Ky., Jan. 20. In a fight
near Walker's store, six miles from
here, Sunday evening, Thomas Jewell
shot and killed Nathan Bruner and
his son, John, and slightly wounded
David Bruner, another son.
In Memory of Robert E. Lee.
Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 20. Memorial
services, commemorative of the birth
day anniversary of Gen. Robert E.
Lee, were held throughout the south
ern states Sunday.
m n i i
Naval Battle Between the Colombian
Revolutionary Fleet and the
THE GOVERNOR OF PANAMA KILLED.
The Revolutionary Ships Were Try
ing to Force a Landing Off Sao-
auu The Shore Gun Open On
the Rebel Ships and the Govern
ment Forces Intrenching.
Colon, Colombia, Jan. 20, (via Gal
veston, Tex.) A naval battle which
began at six o'clock Monday morning
is in progress in the harbor of Pana
ma. The revolutionary fleet consists of
the steamers Padilla, Darien and
Gaitan. They are trying to force a
landing off Saoana. The government
ships are the Chilean line steamer
Lautaro; the Pacific Steam Navi
gation Co.'s steamer Chicuito
and the Panama Canal Co.'s steamer
Boyaca. The first named steamer
was seized by Gen. Alban and the
other two have been chartered by the
As this dispatch is sent, three
shots have just passed over the Chi
cuito and she has answered with sev
eral shots. They fell close to Padil
la, which is seen to be retiring.
The guns at Las Bovedas are also
firing at the re Del ships.
The government forces are throw
ing up intrenchments. The United
States cruiser Philadelphia is close to
the scene of the fighting.
The Governor Killed.
Washington, Jan. 20. The state de
partment has just received the fol
lowing cablegram from Consul Gud
ger, dated Panama, Monday: "Fight
ing in bay. Governor killed. Excite
The secretary of the navy has re
ceived the following cablegram from
Capt. Mead,, commander of the United
States steamer Philadelphia, dated
Panama, Monday: "The insurgent
steamer Padilla attacked the Lautaro
yesterday morning at close quarters.
Crew has deserted her. Is now on
AN INTERRUPTED FUNERAL.
An Overheated Basement Stove
Causes a Panic at a Funeral
.car liuniboidt, Ind.
Hartford City, Ind., Jan. 20. At the
United Brethren church near Hum
boldt, while Rev. J. M. Hobbs was
preaching a funeral sermon, flames
burst through the floor beneath the
casket, and the church was almost
immediately filled with suffocating
In the excitement of the panic
stricken mourners and friends of the
deceased they escaped through win
dows, and the corpse was momenta
rily forgotten, but was finally rescued
from the flames. The men formed a
bucket brigade, and the flames were
extinguished before the church was
totally destroyed. The funeral cort
ege then proceeded to the cemetery,
where the preacher finished the ser
mon at the grave. The lire was caused
by an overheated stove in the base
ment. WHERE GREAT BRITAIN STOOD.
She Declined to Associate Herself
With Other Powers to I'ut Pres
sure On the V'nited States.
London, Jan. 20. In the house of
commons Lord Cranborne, under sec
retary for foreign affairs, replying to
Henry Norman (liberal), said that
before the Spanish-American war the
British government agreed to join in
a note to the president of the United
States expressing the hope that
further negotiations would result in
a peaceful settlement. But the gov
ernment declined to associate itself
with subsequent proposals which
seemed to be open to the objection of
putting pressure on the government
of the United States.
FLAX MILLS COLLAPSED.
Many Operatives Killed By the Col
lapse of the Smithfleld Flax
Mills at Belfast.
Belfast, Jan. 20. A wall of
the Smithfleld flax mills collapsed,
burying the operatives, who include
many women. As this dispatch is
sent, ten bodies have been extricated
from the ruins.
Papermakers Will Strike.
Kaukauna, Wis., Jan. 20. A general
strike has been ordered, at a joint
meeting of the Appleton, Kaukauna
and Neenah (Wis.) lodges of the
United Brotherhood of Papermakers,
which will result, in less than three
weeks, in closing 25 mills in the state.
-Four Buildings Collapse.
Detroit, Mich., Jan. 20. Four build
ings, each four stories high, located
in the heart of the wholesale district,
collapsed, Sunday night, without ap
parent cause, and all that now ie
tnains is a smouldering heap of
SEARCHING FOR A CUTTER.
Arthur Kennedy Probably Fatally
Cut, In Chicago, for Resenting
an Insult to His Wife.
Chicago, Jan, 20. The police are
searching for a man who, Sunday
night, probably fatally stabbed Ar
thur Kennedy in return for a blow
which Kennedy had struck in defense
of Mrs. Kennedy. At the hospital it
was stated that Kennedy's condition
Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy, accompained
by Miss Effiie Schemer, were return
ing home from the theater, when they
came upon a quartet of well-dressed
young men, Sunday night. They were
passing quietly when one of the quar
tet stepped out and addressed Mrs.
Kennedy. The latter's husband
promptly knocked the offender down
and proceeded to the elevated station.
Meanwhile the young man, suffering
from humiliation, gave chase and
caught up with the giver of the blow
at the elevated station. Kennedy was
paying fares for his party when his
pursuer drew a knife and plunged it
into his back. Kennedy turned only
to receive a second blow in the ab
domen. The assailant then fled, and
Kennedy was taken to the hospital.
Miss Schemer gave the police an ex
cellent description of the man, and is
assisting in the search.
THE SCHLEYS AT CHICAGO.
They Will be Entertained By the
Woman at Whoie House They
First Men in Cadet Days.
Chicago, Jan. 20. A tinge of ro
mance will attend the visit of Ad
miral and Mrs. Winfield Scott Schley
to Chicago this week. They will
meet and be entertained at dinner by
the woman at whose house they were
introduced when Admiral Schley was
a cadet at the Annapolis naval acad
emy and Mrs. Schley was a young
This meeting will take place at the
home of Mrs. John Morris, of 4442
Grand boulevard, where Admiral and
Mrs. Schley will take dinner next
Sunday evening. There will be
number of guests present,. including
the woman's committee appointed to
take charge of the entertainment of
Mrs. Schley during her stay in the
T. E. MANNER'S IDENTIFIED.
The Man Vnder Arrest in ew Or
leans Identified by P. G. The
baud as His Valet.
New Orleans, Jan. 20. T. E. Man
ners has been identified by P. G. The
baud as his valet, Edward Kern, Jr.
New York ,Jan. 20. Extradition pa
pers in the case of Kern, alias Man
ners, under arrest at New Orleans for
the theft of jewelry from the resi
dence of Paul G. Thebaud, of this city,
are being prepared and will be sent
to Albany for the signature of Got.
Frank F. Howard So Badly Injured,
at St. Louis, That He May
St. Louis, Jan. 20. An automobile
guided by Frank F. Howard, of W. P.
Howard & Co., commission mer
chants, speeding along Sjlvan drive
at a terrific rate, Monday morning,
ran wild, crashed into a telegraph
pole and so badly injured Mr. Howard
that he may not recover.
A moment after the accident the
gasoline tank in the vehicle exploded,
tearing the machine to pieces.
THEY MADE A GOOD HAUL.
Burglars Rob Mine Superintendent
Wm. Gill, at Victor, Colorado,
Victor, Col., Jan. 20. Burglars en
tered the residence of Wm. Gill and
made away with $4,000 in currency and
a certified check for $1,250. The money
was in a trunk and was intended to
be used in paying off the men em
ployed by Gill, who is a .contractor at
the Independence mine.
A Threatening Letter.
Jefferson City, Mo., Jan. 20. Got.
Dockery, Monday morning, received
an anonymous" letter in the mails in
which the writer threatened to as
sassinate him if he did not commute
the" sentence of convict murderer, J.
L. Craft, from death to life impris
orient. The governor is m nowise
woivfcd about the matter, and says
the law will take its course.
The goveronr has pardoned Craft
from the penitentiary so that lie
may be hanged Tuesday morning.
A Waterloo Centenarian.
Quincy, 111., Jan. 20. Leonard Roed
er, this city, will celebrate his one
hundredth and second birthday anni
versary Friday. He is one of the few
left who witnessed the famous bat
tle of Waterloo, carrying a message
from Gen. Blucher to the duke of
Mnrphriboro'i Female Band.
Murpbysboro, 111., Jan. 20. Mur
ohysboro now has a brass band com-
oosed of 20 women. There is not a
man in the organization. There are
In the United States only three othe
brass bands composed wholly oi
women, one in Boston, one in Chicago
and the other in San Jose, Cal.
"o Truth -In the Report.
London, Jan. 20. The officials of
the Indian office here declare there is
no truth in the report from Odessa
that a native uprising has occurred
at Nasirabad, ia the Adjmcre dis
Irict of India.
WORK OF CONGRESS.
In the senate on the 13th Senator Nel
son (Minn.) called up the bill providing
for the establishment of a department
of commerce. After some discussion the
bill finally went over, subject to call by
Senator Nelson. The senate was In ex
ecutive session for an hour and a half.
The Hepburn Nicaragua canal bill was
received by the senate from the house
and referred to the committee on In
terstate canals. ...The house spent the
day in general discussion of the pension
appropriation bill, the first of the annual
budgets. The debate took a wide range.
Mr. Grosvenor (O.) and Mr. Hepburn
(Ia.) denounced a report presented to
the last G. A. R. encampment criticising
the course of themselves and other mem
bers of congress on the veteran "prefer
ence" bill, which was defeated at the last
session. They explained that their op
position to the bill was due to the in
corporation In the bill of a clause which
had not been Indorsed by the G. A. R-,
placing veterans of the Spanish war In
the preferential claims. Mr. Rixey (Va.)
caused something of a stir on the demo
cratic side by advancing a proposition
to open the doors of national soldiers'
homes to ex-confederates and to furnish
federal aid to state confederate homes.
Mr. Gillett (Mass.) Introduced a bill for
the creation of a superanuation com
mission who are to devise a system by
which government employes will be so
Insured as to have an annuity in their
old age. Mr. Crumpacker (Ind.) Intro
duced a bill for the punishment of per
sons taking part in the lynching of an
alien. Mr. Lever (S. C.) then formally
announced the death of the late Repre
sentative Stokes, of his state and the
house, after adopting the customary
resolutions of regret, as a mark of re
The Philippines were the subject of an
address in the senate on the 14th by
Senator Hoar (Mass.), who spoke on his
resolution providing for the appointment
of a senate committee to investigate the
administration of those islands. Sena
tor Lodge (Mass.) said he regarded the
resolution as a reflection on the Philip
pine committee, of which he was chair
man, and . the necessity for the latter
would cease were the resolution to be
adopted. The resolution finally went
over.... The house continued the debate
on the pension appropriation bill and de
voted much time to the proposition ad
vanced by Mr. Rixey (Va.) to open the
doors of the soldiers' homes to ex-con
federate veterans. Two notable speeches
were made In support of the proposition,
one by Mr. Gardner (Mich.), a republic
an, and the other by Mr. DeArmond
(Mo), a democrat. Mr. Lamb (Va.) read
a number of telegrams from prominent
ex-confederates of Richmond, protesting
against It. Mr. Smith (Mich.) introduced
a Joint resolution for a constitutional
amendment empowering congress to de
fine the qualification of electors for mem
bers of congress and requiring that these
qualifications shall be uniform through
out the states. Mr. Babcock fWis.) in
troduced a bin placing a number of arti
cles of the Iron and steel schedule on
the free list and materially reducing
the duties on other articles throughout
the iron and steel schedule.
A spirited discussion was oreciDltated
In the senate on the 15th by some re-
marKS suDmitted by Senator Hale (Me.)
In respect to bills relating to the forma
tion of a naval resrve which he intro
duced. He took strong ground against
the organization of a naval reserve, his
comments being construed by some of
the senators Into a reflection upon volun
teer soldiers and land militia and half
a dozen senators were on their feet In
an Instant to defend the volunteers and
the national guard of the various states.
No business of special importance was
transacted, the time of the senate being
consumed by matters of routine The
house passed the pension appropriation
bill. It carries $139,842,230. against $145,
245,230 a year ago. A bill was passed to
allow the redemption of war revenue
stamps any time within two years after
the passage of the act, and also a reso
lution on the same subject to authorize
the secretary of the treasury to return
upon demand within one year bank
checks and drafts with war revenue
stamps Imprinted thereon after the can
cellation of such stamps. The resolu
tions prepared by the special committee
on the McKinley memorial exercises pro
viding for an address by Secretary John
Hay In the hall of representatives on
February 27 was adopted. The house
then adjourned until the 18th.
The senate on the 16th for a brief time
had under consideration the bill creating
a department of commerce and tho dis
cussion tended to show that the measure
will have to be amended In many par
ticulars before It can receive the ap
proval of the senate. It was pointed out
that if the bill as reported became a law
It would create the greatest department
of the government and that the secre
tary of commerce would have more power
even than the secretary of the treasury.
Notice of several Important amendments
was given. Senator Harris (Kan.) intro
duced a bill for the government owner
ship of telegraph lines. Senator Piatt
(Conn.) introduced an amendment to the
copyright law granting copyright for 12
months to books written In a foreign
language and printed abroad, such au
thors to use this time In making arrange
ments to perfect their rights under ex
isting law. A large number of uncontested
bills and private pension measures were
passed, after which the senate adjourned
until the 20th. ...The house was not in
United States Now !.
Washington, Jan. 17. The house
committee on the revision of the laws
ran up against the time-worn proposi
tion whether a singular or plural verb
goes with the United States. An in
vestigation showed that every presi
dent since Lincoln used the singular
verb and every decision of the United
States supreme court bears them out.
Implement Men for Reciprocity.
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 17. The
Western Retail Implement & Vehicle
Dealers association passed a resolu
tion indorsing reciprocity. Western
congressmen are urged to vote for it
Won't Be Called the Alice.
New York, Jan. 17. Emperor Wil-
helm has decided that the schooner
yacht that is building at Shooter's
island in this harbor shall be named
Looking Toward St. Louis.
Chicago, Jan. 17. It is stated that
the Santa Fe is contemplating a Chi
cago-St. Louis line by the way of the
Chicago, Peoria & St. Louis road
From Pekin to Peoria, the Terminal
railway line would be used, and thence
the Bock Island & Peoria.
Rumored Negotiations for Peace.
London, Jan. 37. A strong belief
prevailed in financial circles here
late yesterday that negotiations for
peace had been reopened between the
leading Boers and the Brrj&h gov
THEY MADE A KILLING.
Representatives of the Validating Offiee
Capture a Score of Scalpers Tickets.
The biggest capture of scalpers' tick
ets since the exposition opened was
made yesterday afternoon at the At
.antic Coast Line depot, when nearly
l score of "rich" tickets were confia
sated by representatives of the Joint
Validating Agency. It was a regular
killing" for the validating office and
the way In which the trick was turned
staggered and demoralized the scalp
ers, who were at the depot trying to
get their goods accepted. The capture
was Important from a railroad stand
point, and It demonstrated the fact
that the joint agency has the scalping
situation well in hand.
A week ago a number of experts
were sent to Charleston to assist Mr.
W. M. Bennett, the joint agent, and
their presence was not discovered by
the cut-rate dealers until yesterday aft
ernoon, when the bunch of tickets was
captured. The agency has kept a close
watch on all transportation sold into
Charleston, and it was found yester
day that many New York tickets had
drifted into the offices of the dealers
Just how the validating force got on
to the game was not made public, al
though the developments were unique.
Mr. Bennett and Mr. Browne went to
the depot an hour before the train for
New York was scheduled to leave here
and in a few minutes all gates lead
ing to the trains were closed. Mr. Ben
nett was acting gateman when the first
scalping" passenger appeared. When
he presented his transportation it was
Immediately held up, and not much of
a kick was registered. The passenger
realized that he had been caught.
When the others appeared at the gate
tney were treated in the same manner,
and in a few moments Mr. Bennett
had confiscated five New York, two
Washington, one New Orleans, two
Atlanta and a handful of tickets to
other points. Several of the losers
were Inclined to kick. The scalper
from whom the tickets had been pur
chased was in the depot, surrounded
by a small crowd of people, who were
said to have been supplied with his
goods. The "killing" at the gate, how
ever, frightened them, and they did
not attempt to run the blockade. The
travelers who had been relieved of
their cut-rate transportation did not
lose time in buying legitimate tickets,
although several of them could not get
out of town because of financial em
barrassment. While a number of the " exposition
tickets validated yesterday were not
presented, there is no way in which
they can be used hereafter, as they
all bore the stamp "December 14." In
addition to this date, there was a
stamp showing the number of the
train on which they were good. This
makes the entire outfit void.
Passenger officials said last night
that the good work of the validating
force was the best protection the rail
roads could possibly secure. "The
scalpers have been driven to the last
ditch," sald a passenger man, "and
the traveling people are beginning to
learn no that it is not safe to at
tempt to use other than legitimate
tickets. There is no way in which the
scalpers can beat the railroads with
out being caught, and dealers in tneir
cut-rate goods are the ones to suffer
in the end." News and Courier,
Charleston, S. C Dec. 15, 1901.
Putting His Foot in It.
Many different persons find the be
ginning of a conversation awkward,
especially on ceremonious occasions
and with strangers. Sometimes, how
ever, the beginning is not half so awk
ward as what comes afterward.
A bashful young man, on being in
troduced to a lady at a dinner party,
"I've got to take you to dinner, Miss
Travers, and I'm rather afraid of you,
you know. Every one tells me you are
The young lady was naturally
amused by this display of simplicity,
"How absurd!" she exclaimed. "I'm
not a bit clever."
The young man heaved a sigh of re
lief, and answered:
"Well, do you know, I thought you
weren't! " Tid-Bits.
A recent bulletin of the United
States census compares the mortality
of 1890 and that of 1900, and shows
that there has been a diminution of
something like 10 per cent, in the
death rate. In 1890 the average long
evity In the United States was 31.1
years; in 1900 it is 35.2 years. The
increase is 13 per cent. This is the
conclusion, at least, so far as cities
of over 8,000 inhabitants are con
cerned, and it represents the facts for
the whole country approximately. In
1894 245 persons died of consumption
in every 10,000; In 1900 only 190. The
case is similar, though not so marked,
for other diseases diphtheria, bron
chitis, typhoid, cholera Infantum-and
the like. The main causes are a per
fected hygiene of towns and the prog
ress of medicine. Pneumonia, how
ever, claimed 192 victims per 19,000 in
1900 to 187 in 1890.
"Your majesty," said the court
chamberlain, "this is the page who has
been behaving so scandalously."
"Ah!" exclaimed the king, "a loosi
page! He must be brought to book.'
a rnval lest. I'll be bound." said
the page, with an opportune laugh.
Thereupon the king forgave hi in.
RADICAL CHANGE OP FRONTS
The Isthmian Canal Commliiloft'
Reports in Favor of the Pana
ma Canal Purchase.
Washington, Jan. 20. The presl
dent transmitted to congress the sup
plemental report of the Isthmian
canal commission on the proposition
of the Panama Canal Co., to sell its
property to the United States for
$40,000,000. The commission unani
mously reports, that, after consider
ing the changed conditions that now
exist and all the facts and circum
stances upon which its present judg
ment must be based, the commission
is of opinion that the most practica
ble and feasible route for the Isth
mian canal, to be under the control,
management and .ownership of the
United States is that known as the
Panama canal route. The report i
signed by all the members of tho
commission. It was accompanied by
a letter of transmittal from the pres
ident to congress.
Insurrection In Formosa.
Tacoma, Wash., Jan. 20. Advices
by steamer Tacoma state that the in
surrection movement in Formosa is
much more serious than at first sup
posed. Twenty-five hundred natives
in Southern Formosa have taken up
arms against the Japanese.
Eleven American Soldiers Missing.
Manila, Jan. 20. A report has been
received here that a dug-out canoe,
in which 11 men of Company I, Sec
ond infantry, were traveling, is miss
ing and is probably lost. It is be
lieved the men either perished or
Graaf Eeinet, South Africa, Jan. 20.
Commandant Scheepers, the well
known Boer commandant, who was
captured last October while wounded,
and who, after trial by court-martial.
was sentenced to death, was executed
A Three-Days' Extension.
New York, Jan. 20. It is announced!
by the Hamburg-Amerietn Steamship,
Co. that the Deutchland, of that line,
which will take Prince Henry of
Prussia home, will sail on March It
instead of March 8, as originally
Hoff Theater, Stuttgart, Burned.
Stutte-art. Wurtemburg, Jan. 20.-
The Hoff theater has been gutted by
fire. There was no loss of life. The
king of Wurtemburg and other mem
bers of the roj-al family watched tho
conflagration for hours.
Trying Petroleum as Fuel.
New York.Jan. 20. The authorities
of the London fire brigade are car
rying out extensive experiments with
petroleum as fuel instead of coal,
says a London dispatch to the lriu-
Cotton Yarn Mills Daraafced.
Fall River, Mass., Jan. 20 Fire in
the Globe yarn mills of the New En
gland Cotton Yarn Co. has damaged
the plant to the extent ot aoou
Stage of the Rivers.
Gauge24 hours:in 24
MONDAY, Jan. 30.
Grain and Provisions.
e t TTlr,ir- PatenJ. S4.00Ca4.10l
other grades, $3.303.90. Wheal No. 2 red.
90c. Corn No. 2 mixed, 64V4&oc. Oats
No. 2. 49c. Hay Timothy. $11.00
15.00: prairie, $ll.50Si4.w; ciover. n.w.u
13.00. Butter Creamery. 20&2oc;
dairv. 15tfi20c. Kggs resn, uc. iaru-
Choice steam. 9.27Vfce. Pork New mess.
$16.25$! 17.00. Bacon Clear ribs, 9Vffl9c.
Wool Tub-washed. l4(8Z4c; jvussuuri
Illinois medium combing. 16,217Vc ; other
Phirflpo- Closing Quotations: waeai-
January, 75c: May. 7Vfc&7JJ4c; Juiy
79Vsc. Corn January, 60Vfec; May 63
. T.,i.. ctu.r. Sontpmhcr. 62V.C. Oats
January. 44c; May. 45c; July. 40c. Sep
tember, rors januaij, ,.. vx.
May, $16.95; July. $16.87. Lard January,
a-?;, tiov Qfi- Tniv .72A. Ribs Jan-
uary. SS.35; May, $S.608.62; July, $8.(0.
TnHionnnll9 Wheat No. Z red. ssc;
No. 3 red. 4S86c. Corn No. 2 white.
64c; No. 2 yellow. 63c. oats .wo. a
white. 4949ic. Hay Timothy, $i.0.0'3
Live Stock Markets.
o. t ic rattie Fnnfv pxnorts. S6.25'9
8.00;' butchers'. $4.5O6.40; Blockers. $2.0CKt
4 25; cows ana neiiers, m.swu.vu.
n l.i c riA: Aft hiitfhors'. S6.20(B.5U: .
light, 5.00!ti6.30. Sheep Mutton sheep.
J3.MKy4.oo; lamos, o.o-ryo.iu.
Chicago Cattle Good to prlnrie steers.
$6 50(fi7.50; poor to medium, $4.00&6.00;
stockers and feeders, $2.25!&4.75; cows.
$1 2514.50; heifers. $2.25G5.00; canners, $1.2
S"5; calves. $2.50fii.25; Texas fed steers.
m civ linira mItpH and butchers".
$5.9016.50; good to choice heavy
6 67V.; rougn neavy, o.oo.'io.oo. iigui, -r
6 0 Sheep-Good to choice wethers. $4 30
(frSOO- fair to choice mixed, $3.7o4.50;
western sheep. 4.Zo'aa..u; n"y
$3.5016.00: western lambs, $o.50.oo.
Kansas City-Cattle Native steers $4 85
f!6 75; Texas and Indian steers, $3.ga.2j,
Texas cows, $2.50 1.25; native cows and
heifers, $2.75(5.25; stockers and feeders,
$3.25i4.70; calves. $4.00&6.25. Hogs Heavy,
J6.50-5i6.65; packers. $6.25(36.50; medium.
$fi.00.50: light, $5.502ii.35; yorkers. $o.2o
6 25. Sheep Muttons. $4.00fTS.OO; western,
wethers, $4.00(fj:4.75 ; ewes. $75g4.50.
Indianapolis Cattle Good to prim
steers. $6.00Ci6.50. Hogs Good to prima
heavies, $6.25tfx6.50; mixed and heavy .
packing, $6.00ff6.30. Sheep Good to cholc
lambs. $4.50&o.s5; good to choice sheep,
$S.(KX&4.00 . .
Quotations for middling range as fol
lows: St. Ixuis. 715-16c; New York. 8 5-16c;
Memphis, 7 15-16c
New Tork. Jan. 20. Money on call
easy at 3V.fi4 per cent. Prime mercantile
paper, 4f54 per cent. Sterling exchang
harelv steadv, with actual business ii
bankers' bill at 48i?Tiej4874 for demand,
and at 4S4(fr4$4H for 60 days. Posted rates.
4S5?74X8. Commercial bills. 4S3ii4S4. Mex
ican dollars, 4.1c. Government bonds