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RUFCB I LOGAN, B. S. D., Editor.
COLUMBIA. i : : MISSOURI
THE NEWS CONDENSED.
The Columbian government has clos
ed Its legation in Santiago de Chile.
Gen. Francis Vinton Greene of New
York has been appointed police com
missioner in succession to Col. Part
H. C. Frlck denies he has been offer
ed the presidency of the United States
Sieel corporation and says he has retir
ed from business.
Three thousand people Monday night
saw the Portage Lake team defeat
Toronto 'Varsity by a score of 13 to 2
at Houghton, Mich.
General Nord. the newly-elected pres
ident of the Haitian republic, took the
oath on Tuesday. Tranquility reigns
throughout the republic.
K is denied in New York that a con
ference is to be held between Union Pa
cific officials and striking employes at
Omaha to adjust differences.
At Cordell, Ok. T.. J. A. White, edi
tor of the Cordell Beacon, fatally shot
A. J. Johnson, a townsite man. The
cause of the tragedy was an old quarrel.
Capt. John McKenna, keeper of the
lighthouse at Lime Point, Cal., on the
Marin county Bhore of the Golden Gate,
was killed by falling over a twenty foot
A message from Governor Yates of
Illinois, now in Florida, was he has so
much improved in health thaot he and
Mrs. Yates will return to Springfield
The 50th anniversary of the Catholic
church at Jacksonville. 111., and the
25th of the ordination of the Very Rev.
Dean Crowe are in progress. The exer
cises will continue all week.
Morris Pratt of Whitewater. Wis.,
one of the early converts to Spiritual
ism, and founder of the only school in
the world devoted to instruction in
Spiritualism, is dead, aged 82.
It is stated in New York that the
Standard Oil company has announced a
general pension plan for its employes.
The plan is on the lines of those an
nounced by various railroads.
Perry S. Heath of Salt Lake City,
secretary of the Republican national
committee, denied that he was a candi
date for the Utah senatorship and pre
dicted that a Morman would be chosen.
Col. Asa Bird Gardiner, president of
the Rhode Island State Society Order
convention, has received from Presi
dent Loubet of France an acceptance
of honorary membership in the order.
The appointment of Vice Admiral
Ccrvera, who surrendered to the Amer
ican fleet off Santiago de Cuba, to the
post of chief of staff of the Spanish
navy has been published in the official
The members of the Humbert family,
recently arrested in Madrid in connec
tion with the great safe frauds, arrived
In Paris Monday morning. The prison
ers were conveyed to the Conciergerie
A freight wreck on the Chicago &
Alton at Macoupin, near Bloomington,
111., tied up traffic between the latter
city and St. Louis Monday night. The
property loss is extensive. No one was
James Petersen, a widower, aged 52,
and his daughter Alice, aged 15, were
found dead in bed at Racine, Wis.,
asphyxiated by coal gas from a heating
stove. A son, Rudolph, was found bare
ly alive, but was resuscitated.
W. J. Bryan's visit to the City of
Mexico has been by sightseeing, official
calls and entertainments. He has been
received in audience by President Diaz
and Minister of Finance Limantour,
who showed him the greatest courtesy.
Horace Butterworth will be appoint
ed director of athletics of Northwestern
university, vice Dr. Hollister. Butter
worth is a graduate of the University of
Chicago and has been Instructor of
gymnastics at the university since 1S92.
A permit has been issued by the Illi
nois auditor of public accounts for the
organization of the Woman's Saving
Society of Chicago. The capital stock
of the new bank is $200,000. The or
ganizers are A. C. Tisdell, E. C. Wright
and C. A. Horter.
At San Francisco Nathaniel Whipple,
son of Col. Whipple, U. S. A., at present
chief paymaster in the Philippines, sta
tioned at Manila, shot and killed him
self Tuesday. Despondency induced by
long illness is thought to have been the
Rev. H. F. Ross, pastor of the North
Presbyterian church at La Crosse, Wis.,
refuses to deliver any more sermons
until the church pays up arrears of
salary. He is in Canada just at pres
ent, but has written a letter notifying
people of bis intentions.
Former United States Senator Dwight
M. Sabin of Minnesota died suddenly
Tuesday morning of heart failure at the
Auditorium, Chicago. He was 57 years
old, and for a quarter of a century he
was prominent in national Republican
politics and was very wealthy.
It is reported that the Harry Weis
fienger Tobacco company's plant of
Louisville, Ky., one of the largest in
dependent tobacco manufacturers, has
been sold to New York capitalists for
merly interested in the Universal To
bacco company for $2,500,000.
Directors of the Chicago Theological
seminary have conferred upon the Rev.
G. Campbell Morgan of I-ondon. Mr. 1.
L. Moody's successor in Northfield ex
tension work, whose name is now being
pastor of the City Temple, London, the
mentioned as Dr. Parker's successor as
degree of doctor of divinity.
A San Francisco correspondent of the
Associated Press at Tokio, Japan, dated
Dec. 6, gives details of Minister Buck's
death. The Japanese authorities paid
every mark of respect to the head min
ister and sent a detachment of marines
to act as escort. Th ebody will be ship
ped to San Francisco from Yokohama
on the 24th.
Reports that the bond conversion
plan of the United States Steel corpora
tion is to be modified or abandoned be
cause of the recent acquisition of the
Union and Sharon Steel companies has
been authoritatively denied. The plan
'will be carried out as Boon as legal ob
stacles are removed.
A GENERAL STAFF FOR ARMY.
Congress Passes an Important Bill.
Features of the Measure
Given in Full.
Washington. Jan. 7. The house to
day passed a bill for the creation of a
general staff for the army by a vote of
153 to 52. By the terms of the bill it
becomes the duty of the general staff to
prepare plans for national defense and
lor mobilization of the army in time
ot war; to Investigate and report on
all questions affecting efficiency of the
service and to render professional aid
to the secretary of war and to general
officers and other superior command
ers. General staff corps is to consist of
one of the chief staff and two general
officers, all to be detailed by the presi
dent from officers of the army at large
and not below the grade of brigadier
general: four colonels, six lieutenant
colonels, 12 majors, 20 captains to be
detailed from officers of the grade of
captain or first lieutenant', who, while
so serving, Bhall have rank, pay and
allowances of captains mounted. All
officers in the general staff shall be de
tailed therein for periods of four years.
While serving in general staff corps, of
ficers may be assigned temporarily to
duty with any branch of the army. Up
on being relieved they shall return to
the branch of the army in which they
hold permanent commission, and no
officer, except a general officer shall be
eligible to further detail in the general
staff corps until he shall have served
two years with the branch of the army
in which commissioned, except in case
of emergency in time of war. The bill
also provides that the chief of staff, un
der the direction of the president, shall
have supervision over all troops of line
and of adjutant generals, inspector
generals, judge advocates, quartermas
ter, subsistence, medical, pay and ord
nance departments, corps engineers and
signal corps, and shall perform such
other duties as may be assigned to
him by the president. The duties now
prescribed by statute for the command
ing general of the army as member of
the board of ordnance and fortifications
and of board of commissioners of sol
diers' home shall be performed by the
chief of staff or other officers desig
nated by the president.
After the general staff bill had been
disposed of six members in successsion,
Cooper of Wisconsin, Lamb of Virginia,
Morrell of Pennsylvania, Burk of Penn
sylvania, Cassell of Pennsylvania and
Adams of Pennsylvania, arose and de
nied the published report to the effect
they had joined with other members
to "pool" their clerical work. A num
ber of bills of minor character were
passed, the most important being one
to increase the pension of soldiers to
tally deaf from $30 to $40 per month.
Representative Gains of West Vir
ginia, for the house committee on elec
tion of president, vice president and
representatives in congress today, sub
mitted a favorable report on the bill
introduced by Joy of Missouri, to pun
ish frauds at elections of representa
tives in congress and electors for pres
ident and vice president.
SAVED A LONG JOURNEY.
Officers Ordered to the Philippines
Can Report to Their Regiments
Washington, Jan. 7. Orders have
been issued by the war department for
all officers now in this country on leave
of absence belonging to the eight regi
ments in the Philippines which have
been ordered home to report by letter
to the commander of the department in
the United States to whom their regi
ments have been ordered to report for
assignment to stations. The regiments
in question are the First, Fifth and
Sixth cavalry and the First, Second,
Fifth. Tenth and Twenty-sixth infan
try. Officers affected had been ordered
to join their regiment and the orders
just issued are to provide that they
shall so report in this country instead
of in the Philippines.
CASTRO'S LAST PROPOSAL
Germany and England Are Inclined
to Accept Conditions Named and
Submit Question to Arbitration
Washington, Jan. 7. Late today a
separate response to Castro's last pro
posal came from Germany. In many
respects it was similar to that from
Great Britain and like that it named
certain conditions regarding the mat
ter under consideration on which an
understanding will have to be reached
before the case is submitted to arbitra
tion. Germany's answer like Great
Britain's, has been sent to Castro
through intermediary Minister Brown.
If the latter conditions suggested by
the allies are accepted by Castro, and
hope among the officials here is that
they may be, it is expected the meet
ing will be held in Washington between
Bowen, representing Venezuela, and
ambassadors of Great Britain, Germany
and others of the allies to prepare a
basis on which arbitration proceed.
MILLER WON IN CAUCUS.
John H. Miller Will Be Speaker of
the Illinois Legislature End
of a Big Fight.
Springfield, Jan. 7. The Republican
executive caucus today nominated John
H. Miller of Hamilton county, for
speaker, and named other officers to
be voted for by members of the house.
The first action of the caucus was to
adopt a motion to vote by roll call in
the selection of officers to be named.
Wheeler, of Sangamon, nominated Mil
ler for sneaker; Rlnkaer of Macoupin
named Sherman. The roll call resulted
as follows: Sherman, 39; Miller 4!).
Miller's nomination was made unan
imous. Other house officers were nom
inated, and the caucus adjourned. Mil
ler made a statement tonight outlin
ing his position. He promised to sup
port sound and economical legislation
and does not anticipate a long session.
Charged With Murder.
David City, Neb., Jan. 7. After a
hearing lasting ten days Mrs. Lena
Lillle, charged with killing her hus
band Oct. 24, was held to the district
court In $10,000 bonds. Bond was at
once furnished and the woman was
BAD BLIZZARD RAGING
SOUTH DAKOTA IN THROES OF A
Sioux City is Also Stricken Storm is
Working Eastward at a Rapid Gait
Much Suffering is Predicted
Other News of Calamities That Tell
the Tale of Life's Dark Side and
St Paul, Jan. 7. Meagre reports
have reached St. Paul of a terrible
blizzard raging tonight in South Da
kota and moving rapidly eastward.
Sioux Falls is almost entirely cut off,
there being but one wire between that
place and Sioux City, Iowa, and this is
being monopolized by railroads for
train serlvce orders. The storm struck
Sioux City at 6 o'clock. The thermom
eter sank rapidly and the wind rose
almost to a hurricane In velocity, one
report putting its speed at 90 miles an
hour, and before it snow was driven in
great blinding sheets, making traffic of
any kind almost an impossibility. The
storm has shown no sign of abatement,
and it is feared that, its fury may last
48 hours. By morning, it is thought
railway service will be practically at
a standstill and fears are entertained
for settlers in the country. The weath
er for some days has been extremely
mild, and it is feared many settlers
are caught out upon the prairies. Fuel
Is very scirce in some sections and the
cold wave which naturally will follow
the blizzard will cause Increased suf
fering. Hurricane at Bismarch,
Bismarck, N. D., Jan. 7. This city Is
in the midst of a great midwinter hur
ricane. Wind reached 64 miles per hour,
the greatest ever recorded in January.
Hardly had the legislature adjourned
when the windows of both houses were
driven in by wind. A heavy glass in
(he skylight fell into the capitol ro
tunda, nnrrwly missing several per
sons. A portion of the capitol roof was
tern off and the cupola windows beat
en in. There is much destruction by
wind throughout the city.
Storm at Omaha.
Omaha, Jan. 7. A severe wind storm
struck portions of Nebraska and Iowa
this afternoon and continued until late
this afternoon. Telegraph and tele
phone wires are prostrated.
Notes of the Storm.
Des Moines, Jan. 7. The wind blew
a gale here tonight but the temperature
Council Bluffs, Jan. 7. The high
wind tonight blew in store fronts and
Sioux City, Jan. 7. The wind in this
city and vicinity reached a velocity of
72 miles tonight, doing great damage.
It is snowing at midnight, but there
is no blizzard.
Twelve People Injured.
St. Louis, Jan. 6. Twelve persons
were injured, Motorman Armstrong
seriously, in a collision between street
A Widow Terribly Burned.
Pittsburg. Jan. 7. Mrs. Wylle, wid
ow of Stephen C. Foster, the famous
writer of old Meldoies, including "Old
Folks at Home," was probably fatally
burned today. While sitting in front of
an open fireplace flames communicated
to her clothing, and before they were
extinguished she was terribly burned.
Bitten By a Mad Dog.
Racine, Wis., Jan. 7. Mrs. John Mie
phoff, Vigo Petersen and Gertrude
Heinz, were bitten by a mad dog on
the street tonight and seriously in
jured. It was necessary to take them
home in an ambulance.
A LARGE SUM INVOLVED.
Wisconsin Judge Renders Important
Decision in the Famous
Marinette, Wis. Jan. 7. Judge Din
widdie of Janesville in the circuit court
at Manitowac rendered a decision to
day sustaining settlement made in Feb
ruary in the case of the bank of Chil
ton, of which Theodore Kersten was
president, against H. H. Zeech of Cri
vltz, involving $365,000. The decision
Is important from the fact it will prob
ably result in the settlement of all other
GERMANY DOES NOT CARE.
Refuses to Talk Saucy to Russia to
Please Great Britain
Berlin, Jan. 7. The Associated Press
is informed the German government
declines to associate itself with the
protest of Great Britain and Italy to
the porte concerning passage through
the Dardanelles into the Black sea of
the Russian torpedo boat destroyers,
and that it has informed Russia to that
BIG DIVIDEND IS DECLARED.
The Steel Corporation is Not Losing
Money Employes Are Buy
New York, Jan. 7. The directors of
the United States Steel corporation to
today declared regular quarterly dlvi
endss of 1 per cent on common and 1 3-4
per cent on preferred stocks. A state
ment was issued showing the net earn
ings for the calendar year, with Decem
ber estimated at $132,662,000. Net earn
ings for the quarter ended Dec. 31st,
$31,339,613; increase $1,574,700 com
pared with the same period in 1901,
The board approved the plan of repre
sentatives of the finance committee of
profit-sharing and subscription to stock
by employes. It was reported to the
board that the plan for stock subscrip
tion was being well received by the em
ployes, and that within three days 6,000
shares had been subscribed.
Letters of administration on the es
tate of the late Bret Harte have been
granted in London. The total value of
the estate is $1,800.
FORMER PREMIER SAGASTA.
One of Spain's Greatest Statesmen
Passed Away Other Deaths
Madrid, Jan. 6. Former Premier Sa
gasta died at 6:30 this evzening. Sa
gasta's death was due to bronchitis and
gastric trouble. His family was at his
deathbed and former members of his
cabinet were near their old leader. A
bishop administered the last sacrament
this afternoon. News of the former
premier's death created painful impres
sion throughout Madrid. King Alfonso
expressed profound regret.
Colonel Forbes Dies.
Champaign, 111., Jan. 6. Col. Henry
Clinton Forbes, aged 69, librarian of the
State Laboratory of natural history,
Lived More Than a Century.
Dubuque, Iowa, Jan. 6. Mrs. Mary
Morgan, 105 years old, died today.
Bishop of Hawaiian Islands.
Honolulu, Jan. 6. Bishop Gulstan ol
the Ruper Roman Catholics church, Ha
waiian Islands, is dead.
Author and Clergyman.
Lexington. Miss., Jan. 6. Rev. P. C.
Headley, a well known clergyman and
historical writer, is dead, aged 82. J.
B. Headley, banker of Peoria, 111., is
one of his brothers.
A POSITION FOR GOV. TAFT.
He Will Succeed Justice Shiras Who
Will Soon Retire From the
Washington, Jan. 6. If existing plans
carry, some time next month the presi
dent will send to the senate the nom
ination of Governor Taft to be associate
Justice of the United States supreme
court to succeed Justice Shiras, who is
epected to retire during that month.
Governor Taft will be succeeded as gov
ernor in the Philippines by General
Luke Wright, present vice governor,
and the latter place will be filled by
the appointment of W. Rockhill, pres
ent director of the bureau of American
republics. It appears that Taft was of
fered the place on the supreme bench
on the death of Justice Gray, but he
felt affairs in the Philippine were in
such a state as to require his own per
sonal attendance and he sacrificed the
opportunity. The president has not for
gotten his unselfishness and now feels
the work in the archipelago will be in
shape by February so that it may well
be taken over by General Wright.
GAS ADDICKS AGAIN AT IT.
Has the Republicans of Little Dela
ware in a Terrible
Dover. Del., Jan. 6. The ten regular
Republican members of the legislature
refused to join 21 Addicks' adherents
in caucus tonight and say they will
stand out against the election of Ad
dicks even to deadlocking a joint ses
sion. The 21 Democrats appointed a
committee to offer support of the Dem
ocratic assembly man to the entire
slate of regular Republicans to the ex
clusion of Addicks' nominees. Demo
crats will ask I nturn the support of
regulars in the exclusion of Addicks'
voters to assist in passing a law and
other measures against the use of mon
ey at election.
SCRAMBLE FOR THE OFFICE.
Illinois Legislature Trying to Name
a Speaker Democrats Have
Springfield, HI., Jan. 6. Meetings of
the followers of Miller and Sherman,
Republican candidates for the speaker
ship, were held today and tonight. Sher
man still claims 49 votes still pledged
Forty-three attended the Miller confer
ence tonight. He claims five more.
Democrats have three candidates to
go before their caucus, Wilson, Ogley
county; Donoghue, Chicago; Bowles,
Will County. Chairman Rowe of the
Republican state committee has issued
a call for caucus tomorrow afternoon.
TO PROTECT PEOPLE'S FACES.
Congressman Introduces Bill to Pro
tect the Living From Being Used
Washington, Jan. 6. Representative
Fitzgerald of New York today intro
duced a bill making it illegal for any
person engaged in trade to use for ad
vertising purposes the name or pic
tures of any living persons without
having first obtained their consent in
writing. The maximum penalty is a
year's imprisonment and a $1,000 fine.
The house committee on postoffices
and post roads gave a hearing today on
the bill introduced by Representative
Gardiner of Michigan providing for a
post check system. The bill was then
referred to the subcommittee.
PROBING THE FUEL TRUST.
A Chicago Business Association May
Decide to Begin Criminal
Chicago, Jan. 6. The directorate of
the Illinois Manufacturers association
held a meeting today to consider the
advisability of criminal proceedings
against coal dealers and coal-carrying
railroads charged with being responsi
ble for the fuel famine.
Evidence gathered by members of
the organization which is said to show
existence of conspiracy to extort high
prices from consumers, was considered
at great length and a conference re
sulted in the appointment of a com
mittee with instructions to continue in
vestigation and report later.
Chicago, Jan. 6. The Chicago and
Florida special, which has been oper
ated between Chicago and St. Augus
tine, Kla., for the past, two years by
way of Cincinnati and the Queen and
Crescent in connection with the South
ern railway, was placed into service
again today. The time to Jacksonville
is 31 hours' and to St. Augustine 32
VESSELS ARE CAPTURED
GERMANS SEIZE NUMBER OF
Financial Panic in Caracas Among
the Followers of Castro Resolu
tionists Defeated the Government
Troops, and the Prospect For Cas
tro's Army is Gloomy Castro Will
Berlin, Jan. 6. Commodore Scheder
telegraphed that the Germans on Satur
day seized a number of large Vene
zuelan sailing vessels at Porto Cabello.
The prizes were towed to Los Roques,
where they remain under guard. Other
wise there have been no developments
at Porto Cabello. Commodore Scheder
In his dispatch made no mention of the
seizure of the custom house at Porto
The captured vessels being private
property the Vossiche Zeitung con
demns the action of the commodore as
barbarous, "although legal under inter
national maritime practice," says It
supposes the German government dis
approves of the seizures and quotes
Chancellor Von Buelow's statement
made In his speech in the relchstag Jan.
19, 1900, when he said: "The German
empire would not refuse its consent and
support if the prospect presented Itself
for more precise definition through in
ternational agreement of controverted
points of maritime law than has hither
to prevailed." The chancellor's deci
sion referred also to private property
rights during a naval war and he ad
ded: "Maritime law is still very elastic
and under existing circumstances might
too often decide the right at sea. In
other words, the standpoint of forces
have not yet been overmastered by the
standpoint of justice."
Caracas, Jan. C There is no truth
in the report published in the United
States that the government troops wcru
defeated Saturday by the revolution
ists. Castro Seems Doomed.
Willemstad. Jan. 6. The revolution
ists are advancing in three columns on
A desperate fight occurred Saturday
night within eight miles of Caracas,
resulting favorably to the revolution
ists. They are cutting all telegraphic
lines and tearing up railroad tracks,
and are hourly expected in the im
mediate neighborhood Of the city. A
condition of extreme panic prevails
among those who hace heretofore be
lieved Castro to be invincible.
A Financial Panic in Caracas.
Willemstad, Island of Curacoa, Jan.
6. A financial panic seized Caracas,
Venezuela, Saturday afternoon. A large
number of small traders and private
depositors went together to the office
of the Bank of Venezuela to exchange
the bank's notes for silver. The bank
refused to exchange more than $20
worth of notes for any one person and
at 4 o'clock closed its doors. The panic
continued. Bills issued by the bank are
now selling for 80 per cent of their face
The leading firms at Caracas, not
withstanding the present situation,
have presented no notes for redemption,
as they are all interested in support
ing the bank.
Will Not Resign.
Caracas, Jan. 6. The report that
President Castro proposes to resign the
presidency of Venezuela is untrue. The
president laughed when questioned by
a newspaper man and then said: "You
are at liberty to say that I have fought
during two years to retain the supreme
power which was invested in me by the
people of Venezuela. I will no more
abdicate than I will resign. The Mates
revolution, without assistance from for
eign powers, will soon be a past story."
The course pursued by the allied pow
It is understood the extension was in
Guayra has caused astonishment among
the foreign residents of this city. When
the Dutch steamer Prins Willem V ar
rived off La Guayra to take on board
the European mails the authorities at
La Guayra sent the mail out in a small
boat. This boat was stopped by the
British cruiser on the blockade and the
mall bags were taken on board the war
ship. The postal clerks In the small
boat say the mail bags, in spite of their
protests, were opened on. board the
POLITICS IN ILLINOIS STATE.
The Race for the Eenatorship Grow
ing Fast Barry for President
Protem of the Senate.
Springfield, 111., Jan. 6. Nearly all
Republican senators are here tonight.
The only name mentioned in connec
tion with president pro-tern of the sen
ate Is Barry of Hancock. Senator Muel
ler of Chicago will champion the can
didacy of Luther Laflin Mills for the
United States senatorship. George E.
Adams is also a candidate and will open
headquarters the latter part of the
week. Senator Mason's son says his
father is confident of election, and that
friends of both Mills and Adams will
co-operate with bis father.
AN ACCUSER IS CRITICISED.
An Army Officer As a Knocker Got
the Worst of the
Leavenworth, Kan., Jan. 6. Major
General John C. Bates has made public
the result of the court of injury In the
case of Captain Malvern Hill Barnum,
Eighth cavalry, charged with disobey
ing orders during the Fort Riley man
euvers by Major Charles G. Ayres of
the same regiment. The court acquits
Captain Barnum and severely crlticsea
Major Ayres, who is also condemned by
General Bates in approving the finding
of the court.
Visible Grain Supply.
Chicago, Jan. 6. The' visible supply
of grain in the United States Is as fol
lows: Wheat, today, 49,738,000 bu; a
year ago, 58,929,000 bu. Corn, today,
6,584000 bu; a year ago 11,702,00 bu,
Oats, today, 4,804 bu; a year ago, 5,
CHINA'S SILVER IS REFUSED.
Powers Insist on Indemnity Payment
on Gold Basis Concern Felt
Washington, Jan. 6. The state de
partment has received confirmatory
advices from Pekin of the declination
of the powers to receive the second in
demnity installment on a silver basis.
It is not understood the declination
was accompanied by a threat, but the
action Itself is regarded as sinister, if,
as has been suggested , it is not taken
with a view to making a record of the
position of the powers in this matter.
The situation is regarded here as war
ranting some concern, though, unless
the Washington government is to ut
terly discredit the statement of the
powers in the past two years, when
ever the possibility of a division ot
China came up, it cannot believe there
is an intention to proceed to extremes.
It Is again suggested the time Is ripe
for reference of this important issue
to The Hague tribunal, a consumma
tion devoutly wished for by China and
a course which has commended itself
to the Washington government. The
United States, which is interested
equally with the other powers in get
ting as much money as it ca'n In the
shape of indemnity, still feels bound by
moral law to support the Chinese con
tention for a silver basis, looking out
only upon the language of protocols
and the Pekin treaty itself, but also
having solicitous regard for China's in
tegrity and perpetuity as a nation. The
other powers are united in demanding
settlement on a gold basis. This is an
issue which, in the minds of officials
here, is eminently adapted to methods
of arbitration. So far China alone has
suggested reference to The Hague tri
bunal, but it is possible and even prob
able that If the powers are going to ex
tremes, the United States government
will seem bound to discharge Its duty
under article 27 of The Hague tribunal
and point the way to arbitration.
Germans Retire From Shanghai.
Shanghai. Jan. 5. The last of tbe
German troops which belonged to the
garrison here left Shanghai todays
mostly for home. The evacuation of
this port is thus completed.
FAMILY IS FOUND STARVING.
St. Louis Police Find a Woman Dying
From Hunger Beside Bodies of
Husband and Grandson.
St. Louis, Jan. 5. Sick and tossing
on a miserable couch in a poverty
stricken abode, and surrounded by her
five children, the police today found
Mrs. Nancy McKane dying from hunger.
The dead bodies of her husband and
16-months-old grandson lay in the same
room. There was no fire and no food.
One of the children lay on the couch
with its mother, flushed with fever. The
husband died of consumption yesterday
and the grandson succumbed to insuf
SAYS FLIRTING DOES NOT PAY.
Speaker at Teachers' Convention Gives
Advice to Office Girls Who Wish
to Hold Their Positions.
St. Paul, 'Minn., Jan. 5. Mrs. Juliet
Shumaker said in the convention of the
Minnesota teachers that flirting does
not pay. She said :
"The stenographer who in the mild
est and most harmless way flirts with
her employer, her fellow clerks, or call
ers at the office, or who is called to the
telephone on an average of five times
a day by some one to whom she talks
in a honeyed voice the girl whose gig
gle is a well known sound in the office
need not be surprised if she is pushed
to one side and a man preferred when
a responsible duty is to be performed.
"Feminine graces will be rewarded
with candy and compliments, never
with promotion or confidence."
Cooper Going to Relieve Wildes
Washington, Jan. 6. Rear Admiral
Phillip H. Cooper will leave within the
next few days to succeed Rear Admiral
Wildes in the command of the southern
division of the Asiatic squadron. Rear
Admiral Cooper's new command is con
sidered a very desirable one, as the
time of Rear Admiral Evans, now in
supreme command of the station, ex
pires in less than a year, and when he
returns Admiral Cooper will succeed
him as senior officer of the whole
Omaha, Jan. 5. Charles B. Horton
was today appointed superintendent of
the Western Union for this district,
made vacant by the death of Colonel
Dickey. Horton was for many years
chief clerk in Dickey's office and later
Chicago, Jan. 7. Butter Market quiet
and steady. Creameries, 1S02SC; dairies,
Eggs Market steady at 25c.
Poultry Market steady to firm. Tur
kyes, 1517c; chickens, S12hic.
Chicago Live Stock.
Chicago, Jan. 7. Cattle Monday's sup
ply was very well taken, although com
moner cattle had to go a dime lower In
many Instances, and today's trade was
fair for Tuesday at generally unchanged
prices. Heavy cattle that are held at
high prices sell less readily than handy
weights offered at moderate figures, suit
ed for good dressed beef. Good to prime
steers, $5.408.25; poor to medium. $3.00i
5.00; stockers and feeders, $2.00(&4.50; heif
ers. $2.00(g-l.85; calves. $3. 7 8.00.
Hogs There was an active demand with
37,300 head on sale, prices being 6c higher.
Receipts, 28,000 head. Mixed butchers,
$6.10ft6.45; good to choice heavy, $6.5O(fffl.70;
rough heavy, W.20f6-45; light, I5.8O&6.10;
bulk saleB, $6.2O6.40.
Sheep Trade was rather animated to
day at steady prices. Sheep, 3. 2553.(5;
St. Louis Live Stock.
St. Louis,' Jan. 7. Cattle Receipts. 7,
000 head. Market slow, with Texans low
er. Beef steers. $4.50(37.50; stockern and
feeders. $2.804.00: cows and heifers. :.&&
6.00; Texas steers, $2.454.00. '
. flora i-teceiDis. 7.uui nmii. Maruet 00
higher on best, others steady; range, pS.ha.
Minneapolis Jan. d.-Wheat May, 74; :
July, 74ft; on track,' No. i hard. 744; No.
1 Northern, 73H; No. 2 Northern, 71.