Search America's historic newspapers pages from - or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities external link and the Library of Congress. Learn more
title: 'The Professional world. (Columbia, Mo.) 1901-192?, February 20, 1903, Image 2',
meta: 'News about Chronicling America - RSS Feed',
Image provided by: State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, MO
All ways to connect
Inspector General |
External Link Disclaimer |
ROTU8 I LOGAN, B. S. D., Editor.
COLUMBIA. t i i MISSOURI
GENERAL NEWS BY WIRE.
KTatters of Interest Covering Various
Farts of the World and Fut
i ; in Concise Form.
C. D. Peacock, head of the Jewelry
Arm of that name, is dead of pneumonia
Col. Henry H. Hard, 01 years old, died
on his farm at Pana, 111., where he had
lived 65 years.
The legislature of Kansas adopted a
resolution in favor of electing senators
by popular vote.
The British gunboat Barrier has cap
tured in the Ked Sea three pirate ships
with their entire crews.
The safe in the Milwaukee depot at
Wheoton, Minn., was blown open by
burglars and about $30 In cash secured
The Nebraska senate has unanimous
ly adopted a joint resolution favoring
the election of United States senators
by the people.
Dr. Kami all Davidson has been en
throned as archbishop of Canterbury In
Canterbury cathedral with much state
The five story building on Lake
etreet, Chicago, occupied by cigar, liq
uor and cho"o!ate dealers, burned to
night. Loss $30,000.
Lieut. Governor Jones and the legisla
tive delegation of Minnesota, have
selected a site for the state building of
Minnesota at St. Louis.
The heaviest snow in 14 years fell
in Salt Lake City Wednesday. Street
car traffic Is demoralized and the rail
roads are having trouble.
A charter has been Issued at Harris
burg, Pa., to the Henry Roelofs com
pany of Philadelphia, capital $2,000,000,
for the manufacture of hats.
The arguments in the Alexander
rave robbing trial have been com
pleted at Indianapolis. The case goes to
the jury tomorrow morning.
A blizzard is raging throughout
southern and western Wyoming. The
stockmen are greatly alarmed for the
safety of the herd and flocks.
1 William Duffy, Nationalist member
of parliament, and three others who
were imprisoned under the coercion act,
have been released at Dublin.
Acsgar college burned down at
Hutchison, Mich., together with the li
brary and furniture. Two hundred stu
dents lost all their belongings.
The report that the signature of J. P.
Morgan has been forged on checks for
lirfte amounts Is confirmed at the Mor-
(Rfi Banking' house in London.
' ' "Cyclone" Kelly of San Francisco de
feated Mike Shreck of Cincinnati at St
Louis in the fourth round of what was
scheduled to be a 20-round fight.
Burglars robbed Grace Episcopal
church at Newark, N. J., securing vest
ments valued at $10,000. They tried to
break a safe in which a costly chalice
Is kept, but were unable to open it.
Admiral Dewey has been confined to
his home for the past week with a se
vere cold and cough, and by the advice
of his physician he has been compelled
to cancel all engagements for the pres
ent. David Plunket of Lexington, Ky., 70
years old, was shot twice in the back
and mortally wounded today by Daniel
Skinner at Putchlnon (station. It is re
ported that the shooting was without
Opticians of North Dakota are in ses
sion in Fargo for the purpose of form
ing an organization. S. B. Mi'lard,
Litchfield, ex-president of the Minneso
ta association, gave an address last ev
ening. The dead body of Mrs. Ada Geiger
was found at her home in Cincinnati, O.
The woman had been murdered. Her
husband notified the police, and, despite
his protestations of Innocence, was ar
rested. An official cablegram from Guate
mala says that Guatemala has not de
clared war, but that Salvador, Honduras
and Nicaragua menace the Guatemala
frovernment, which is ready to defend
The cll-tank steamship Nnrragansett,
the largest vessel of her kind in the
wurld, was launched at Greenock for
the Anglo-American Oil company. She
can carry 11,000 tons of oil In her tanks.
The boat Is of 21.000 tons displacement.
It Is alleged as a result of investiga
tion Into ths recent attempt to burn the
state reformatory at Ogden, Utah, the
officials have inearthed a conspiracy
among the girl inmates to attack the
teachers and authorities of the institu
tion. The great prevalence of smallpox in
the coke region has prompted the offi
cials of the Frick Coke company to Is
sue an order calling for free vaccin
ation of all of their 50,000 employes
and their families. The order effects
The Evangelical Lutheran synod In
sesRlon at Turlington, Iowa, elected the
following oUcers: President, Rev. A.
Noorbaurn. Swedesburg; vice president,
Rev. Joseph A. Anderson. Boone, Iowa;
secretary, Rev. B. Madin. Bethesda;
tasurer, (.'. O. Nelson, Olds.
The inquest on the remains of
Anton Kleiserof Sioux Falls. S. D.. a
jeweler who was found dead Monday
morning in his apartments under cir
cumstances which Indicated that the
case was sclddal, resulted in the dis
covery that 'le died from cyanide potas
sium poisoning, administered by bis
Work on the National University War
museum building at Mason City to cost
$65,000, will be begun In a few days.
Camp No. 100 of Illinois with Col. W. T.
Church, Col. Leroy T. Stewart, and D.
G. Robertson, has this matter In hand.
The building will be donated by the peo
ple of Illinois to the National Memorial
The estate of Norman Kittson, vl
ued at over $3,000,000, has just been
closed in the probate court in St. Ppul
after fifteen years. The estate waB di
vided equally among the eleven chil
dren. Cotnmodor Kittson was an asso
ciate of James J. Hill In early enter
CUBAN VETS TO HONOR MAINE
Will Raise a monument to Commem
orate the Victims About the
Itlo of Fines.
Havana, Feb. 17. President Palma
will not eend the coaling station's
agreement to tne senate until President
Roosevelt has signed It. No delay is
expected In completing the treaty cov
ering the sovereignty of the Isle of
Pines and Incorporating the Piatt
amendment Into a permanent agree
ment. There Is no doubt here that U'i
United States will recognize Cuban sov
ereignty over the Isle of Pines. Cuban
veterans are preparing a bill for pres
entation to congress providing for erec
tion of a monument In commemoration
of victims of the Maine.
TYFH0ID RAGES AT CORNELL
Three More Deaths Result Eight
Hundred Students Have Gone
to Their Hjmes.
Ithacn, N. Y., Feb. 17. Three more
deaths from typhoid fever occurred to
day among students af Cornell univer
sity. They were J. O. Whols of Roches
ter. N. V.-; Henry Schoenborn of Hack
ensack. N. J., and Charles J. Schlenker
of Hatavla, N. Y. Eight new cases were
reported today. Already eight hundred
students have gone to their homes.
COLONEL PRATT IS RETIRED
He Immediately Resigns His Position
As Superintendent of the Car
lisle Indian School.
Carlisle, Pa.. Feb. 17. Col. R. B.
Pratt has received official notice from
the war department that he had been
retired as colonel. He at once telegraph
ed his resignation as superintendent of
the Carlisle Indian school to take ef
fect at once. Col. Pratt has been In
charge of the school for about 30
AMERICAN BOWLERS TO SPLIT
There Is Possibility That Three States
Will Cecede Unless Next Meet
Goes to Milwaukee.
Indianapolis, Feb. 17. There Is a
possibility of a split In the American
Bowling association. Unless the next
tournament goes to Milwaukee, it Is
probable that the bowlers of Iov a,
Wisconsin and Mlnneosta will secede
from the national association and form
an interstate league. Northwestern
bowlers believe they are entitled to the
tournament next year. Chicago and In
dianapolis hold the balance of power.
Neither has signified which city It wlli
support, whether Milwaukee or Louis
ville, although it is believed Chicago
lavors the former.
They Read Trashy Novels.
Columbia. Mo., Feb. 18. After being
out three days the jury In the case of
Allan Oreas, who, with five other boys,
is charged with the murder of Edward
C. Chapman, station agent at Brown
Station, returned a verdict of murder
In the second degree and assessed the
punishment at ten years in the peni
tentiary. Oreas was the first of the de
fendants to be tried, the trials of the
other five having been continued un
til March 24. Chapman waB shot and
killed on the night of Sept. 28. 1902,
and it is alleged that the tragedy was
the culmination of a series of persecu
tions Inflicted against him by Oreas and
his companions, who called their band
the "Bloody Nine," and who were in
fluenced in their action by reading
Veteran Editor Is 111.
Springfield, III.. Feb. 18. Charles H.
Lampler, Sr., Is lying critically 111 at
his home In this city with kidney trou
ble. Mr. sampler was from 1846 to 1863
the editor and owner of the Illinois
State Register. He was once elected
state printer and was printer to the
constitutional conventions of 1847 and
1861. He was twice clerk of the circuit
court of Sangamon county and alder
man of Springfield.
Child Is Declared Legal.
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 18. The Ap
pellate court today upheld Mrs. Samuel
Krans, the divorced wife of a wealthy
cattleman, who was accused by him of
foisting off a foundling as his child to
-jbtain additional alimony. The Krauses
were married in 1890, and In 1897 a baby
was born. Two years later Mrs. Krans
was granted a divorce and given the
custody of the child and a judgment of
$400 alimony. Krans attempted to
prove that his wife had secured the
baby from a foundling home, in the
belief that if they had a child he would
treat her with more consideration. The
court today sustained Mrs. Krans' claim
that she was the lawful mother of the
Firm Manufactures Idols.
Philadelphia. Pa., Feb. 18. Philadel
phia ministers and returned missionar
ies are denouncing the manufacture of
Buddhist idols In this city for sale in
Chorea. Mrs. W. H. Corliss and the Rev.
Fredrick Pool, missionaries from China,
ire loud In their disapproval. On the
jther hand. Bishop Cyrus D. Foss of the
Methodist Episcopal church said he did
not consider it as bad as the sending of
opium to India by England or the send
ng of beer to the Philippines by the
Medals for Finding Comets.
Geneva, N. Y., Feb. 18. Dr. William
R. Brooks, director of Smith observa
:ory and professor of astronomy In Ho
jart college, has been awarded the Com
t medal of the Astronomical Society of
:hc Pacific for the dlscoverey of his
twenty-third comet. This Is the seventh
medal awarded to Dr. Brooks, for his
:ometary discoveries by this society,
lie also has the honor of holding the
Irst medal ever beBtowed by the bo
siety. Defense Gains Strong- Point.
David City. Neb. Feb. 18. The de
fense in the trial of Mrs. Harvey Lil
le, charged with killing her husband,
?alned a strong point today when
ludge Good ruled out the testimony of
he defendant before the coroner's Jury.
Mrs. Llllies' story before the coroner's
iury was considered weak and would
lave proven the strongest evidence the
itate could produce against her.
STRUCK BY A CYCLONE
STEAMER OLIVE 13 GENT TO TI
Seventeen People Perish Survivor3
Are Rescued by the Steamer Pittit
Are In p. Serious Condition The
Crew Was Mostly Colored Boat
Had Been Plying Between NortL
Carolina and Virgina for Years.
Norfolk, Va., Feb. 18. A cyclone
struck the steamer Olive tonight and
sent her to the bottom of Chowan river,
off Woodley's pier. Seventeen people are
known to have been drowned and the
others rescued are In a Eeriou3 condi
tion. The whirlwind when It struck the
Olive caused her to go over on her
beams end and when she righted It was
only to pink on account of the water
she had taken. The majority of the pas
sengers nnd crew were below at the
time and had no opportunity to get to
the pilot houFe. This was the only posi
tion left above water for in It, stand
ing waist deep from the time of the ac
cident until (1 o'clock in the morning,
Captain Geo. H. Withey and five others
were saved. No complete list of the
dead has been obtained but It is known
that the following perished:
JACOB IASOTTER, white; Rick
Square, N. C.
MRS. BENNETT AND DAUGHTER,
Franklin. Va. ,
MRS. VAUGIIAN. Franklin, Va.
W. H. EDWARDS.
ANDREW VAUGMAN, colored; deck
JOHN PRESCOTT, colored; fireman.
ESTHER WILLIAMS, colored; cook.
JOHN COOPER, colored; porter.
GEORGE WHITE, colored; preacher.
The names of the others are unknown.
At 6 o'clock this morning the river
steamer Pittit rescued the almost froz
en survivors, who had been standing in
the water waist deep for several hours.
The Olive was a small steamer that
had been plying between North Caro
lina and Virginia for several years. She
left Franklin last evening for Edenton
and had almost reached her destination
when the cyclone struck her.
THE COLD SPELL CONTINUES
Reports From Various Points on the
Weather Rain, Sleet and Snow
Does Much Damage.
Bloomlngton, 111.. Feb. 18. The
weather in central Illinois Is moderat
ing. Zero is registered tonight. Snow
Is again falling heavily.
35 Below in Michigan.
Marquette, Mich.. Feb. 18. Intensely
cold weather continues in northern
Michigan, the thermometer registering
from 10 to 35 degrees below zero.
Record in Kansas.
Topeka, Feb. 18. The cold weather
today made a new record for Kansas,
the government thermometer register
ing 10 degrees below zero. Near Clay
Center a woman was frozen to death.
Collieries Shut Down.
Shenandoah, Pa.. Feb. 18. Opera
tions at the collieries here and at
Shamokin have been suspended on ac
count of the heavy Bnows and severe
Blizzard in St. Louis.
St. Louis, Feb. 18. Rain, sleet, snow
and decidedly colder weather have fol
lowed In rapid succession during the
past 24 hours, and the temperature is
falling rapidly. A heavy fall of snow
has given St. Louis and vicinity the
worst blizzard In two years. Railroad
and street traffic are impeded and tele
graph and telephone lines are pros
trated. Serious Ohio Floods.
Cincinnati. Feb. 18. The rain of the
past two days has been followed by
sleet and snow. The same conditions
are reported throughout the Ohio val
ley, with serious floods In some locali
ties. Sleet In Ohio.
Columbus, O.. Feb. 18. A severe sleet
storm prevailed throughout Ohio yes
terday and last night. Wires are down
In nil directions.
MISSING MAIL POUCH FOUND
Located at Indianapolis and Had Been
Shipped from Cincinnati Con
tained Fifty Thousand.
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 18. The
missing mall pouch, containing checks
money and drafts to the amount of $50,-
000, and the on which has caused the
postoffice department so much concern,
has been found and is now safely
housed in the office of the superlnten
dent of mails here. The missing pouch
arrived here today from Cincinnati at
12:4a o clock over the Big Four.
How the pouch reached Cincinnati Is
a question yet to be settled. The mys
tery has been partly cleared, local of
ficials believe, by the appearance of the
pouch. It is not a leather pouch, such
as Is used in conveying valuable mail.
The government is suffering from a
shortage of leather pouches, and it re
cently converted a lot of cloth bagB into
first class mall pouches. The converted
pouches are caught at the neck with
leather clasps. The theory Is that the
pouch. In this Instance, lost Its destina-
Hon tag and the mall clerks mistook
the pouch to be, one containing other
empty pouches that were being sent
back to the Cincinnati office, where the
empty bags are stored. The pouch prob
ably went to the Cincinnati pouch stor
age room and lay there unopened. It is
believed the contents are intact. It
will not be opened until tomorrow.
Board of Education Wins.
Detroit, Feb. 18. Judge Hlser in the
Wayne circuit court today, directed a
verdict for the plaintiff in the sum of
$444,731 in the case of the Dertoit board
of education against Henry R. Ad
drews, its former treasurer, and his
bondsmen. Andrews was cashier of the
wrecked City Savings bank of this city
against which the board brought suit,
The bondsmen will appeal the case.
SOUTH SWEPT BY A BLIZZARD
Fatalities Result From Wind Storm
in South Carolina Much Dam
age at Other Points.
Greenwood. S. C, Feb. 17. A severe
windstorm prevailed in this portion of
South Carolina today. At Honeapath,
six men took refuge In W. A. Shirley's
brick store. The store was demolished
with fatal results. The dead are:
The fatally Injured are: Donald and
Stone. Shirley was seriously hurt.
Five houses were blown down. Sev
eral persons are reported missing, and
wires are down In numerous localities.
Bad Weather in Kentucky.
Louisville, Feb. 17. Rain, snow and
sleet combined In many places with
high winds are the prevailing condi
tions throughout the South tonight.
Railroad traffic Is delayed, and In a
number of cities street railway service
Is almost at a standstill. Reports from
Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Ala
bama, northern Texas, Georgia and all
parts of Kentucky tell of damage done
by a blizzard, of swoolen streams and
suffering on the part of man and beast
and of traffic of all kinds being delayed.
In some Instances loss of life Is re
ported. Wind Storm In Georgia.
Royston, Ga., Feb. 17. A furious
windstorm passed over the town of
Bowman this afternoon, demolishing
several houses and killing and injuring
a number of persons. Wires are down
and further particulars are unobtain
Snow In Kansas.
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 17. It com
menced snowing here about 1:30 Sat
urday afternoon, and with the excep.
tlon of a few hours a storm has been
raging ever since. The snow is seven
inches deep in the city and it is still
falling. The thermometer stands at
seven degrees above zero tonight. A
heavy wind Is drifting the snow badly.
Reports from all over Kansas, north
ern Oklahoma and western Missouri
show that the storm has been general
and that the fall has been on an average
about six inches. In Kansas passenger
trains are stalled on the various roads
and no trains are moving on schedule
time. It Is the heaviest snowfall of the
Topeka, Kan., Feb. 17. Kansas was
swept by a blizzard yesterday. The
Bnow is eight Inches deep and drifting.
Traffic is much delayed. The tempera
ture Is at zero and livestock in the West
Blizzard In Illinois.
Peoria. 111., Feb. 17. A blizzard has
been raging here for 24 hours. Snow
has fallen steadily and the wind has
been blowing at a terrific rate. The
streets of the city are blockaded with
drifts and street car companies are
having a hard fight to keep the tracks
clear. All trains entering the city are
delayed. If the storm continues through
out the night some of the roads will
be blockaded. Live stock is suffering
and the loss to farmers will be consid
erable. The Illinois river is overflow
ing the lowlands and the outlook for
the farmers is gloomy.
Cold In Texas.
Fort Worth, Tex., Feb. 17. The cold
est weather of the winter set in over
northern Texas this afternoon and a
blizzard Is on tonight. The mercury
registered in some places as low as 15
above zero and still falling. It ha?
rained, more or less, on 107 days of the
last 120 and the ground Is soaked. The
Trinity river has overflowed Its banltF
below Fort Worth. It has been sleet
ing and snowing over northern Texas
POWELL IS PUSHING MATTERS
He Insists That the Dominican Gov
ernment Settle the Cases of the
Clyde Line Steamers.
San Domingo, Feb. 16. The minister
for foreign affairs today made public a
dispatch received from Secretary Hay
announcing that a Dominican envoy to
represent Santo Domingo's case at
Washington would be received and
heard, but pointing out that Minister
Powell was entrusted with the task of
conducting the concluding negotiations
in regard to the claims of American
citizens against Santo Domingo. Sec
retary General Sanche:? Informed Pow
ell that the pending cases would not be
further considered until after the re
turn of the Dominican commissioner
from the United States, which the
American minister replied that the
cases referred to will not admit of any
further delay in settlement. He added
that he cannot await the return of the
he notified the secretary-general that
a settlement must be effected within
a few days. The determined stand was
taken by Powell for the purpose of hav
ing the Clyde line and Ross cases set
tled and surprised the Dominican gov
ernment. It is believed that the latter
Tramp Across Continent.
Milwaukee, Feb. 17. M. J. Magln, an
iron worker, formerly president of the
Building Trades Council, will, If pres
ent Intentions are carried out, start
next April for a trip through every
state in the union on foot. He will take
with him as his companion a Manito
woc girl, to whom he will be married
in the spring. The trip is the outcome
of a wager.
Magln is working on the Broadway
bridge, and said of the proposed trip
that as soon as the conditions are set
tled he will make them known. It is
known, however, that the pair are to
start without a cent and earn their liv
ing en route, returning before two
years. If they win $5,000 will be theirs.
Demand Increase in Wages.
Colorado Springs, Col., Feb. 17. A
strike of employes of the SUmiard mill,
ordered by the Western Federation of
Miners was begun yesterday. The de
mand Is for the Increase of all wages
now below $3 dally, to unionize the
mill and for a check on the alleged
The United States Reduction and Re
fining company, which owns the Stand
ard, is practically the Cripple Creek
mill combine, with headquarters here.
The company operates five big mills,
employing 1,500 men and treating two
t hi rd 8 of Cripple Creek's output. The
strike may close all the mills.
RESULTS OF 6IC FIRE
ONE IS CREMATED AND SEVEN
Tarcntutu, Pena., the Scene of a Big
Conflagration Loss Will Reach
Fifty Thousand Al Turner Dies
At Alliance, Neb. Topeka Jury
Brings Charges of Murder Crime
and Accident Of a Day.
Tarentum, Pa., Feb. 1C One person
was cremated, two fatally hurt, two
others seriously injured and seven
buildings totally destroyed by fire early
today. The dead are:
RAY CRAIG, 12 years old.
D. J. Craig, will die.
Mrs. D. J. Craig, will recover.
Hope Craig, aged 8; will die.
Sherley Craig, aged 10; may die.
The fire originated in the Craig resi
dence, which stood In the middle of a
block of frame houses on Fifth avenue.
The flames spread rapidly, and three
buildings on either side of the Craig
house were destroyed. The Craig fam
ily was forced to jump from the second
story windows. Loss, $30,000.
Turner Dies at Alliance.
Alliance, Neb., Feb. 14. Al Turner,
who shot and killed E. M. Dunlap at
Dead, S. D., early this month, then
fleeing to this place, where he was fol
lowed and shot by a boy named W. H.
Silverdollar, died this morning. Silver
dollar was arrested, but was released
this evening when the coroner's jury
brought in a verdict saying Turner died
of congestion of the lungs and not from
the bullet wound he had received.
Jury Brings Murder Charge.
Topeka, Kan., Feb. 1G The coroner's
Jury in the case of Amos L. Maxwell,
who was killed in the Kansas insane
asylum yesterday, re'urned a verdict
today charging the attendants, Peter
son and Neil, with the murder. The
man's chest and ribs were crushed, and
the body was disfigured by kicks al
leged to have been administered by the
Forger Is Sentenced.
Des Moines. Iowa, Feb. 1G. J. R.
Miller, with many aliases, who secured
transportation from the Rock Island,
Wabash and Great Western railways on
forged checks, was today sentenced to
eight years In the penitentiary. Miller
Is wanted at Sycamore, 111., on a simlar
Shot on Street.
Lebanon, Pa., Feb. 16. Mrs. Ira Bak
er, aged 22. was shot dead tonight as
she was standing on the street with her
husband, and in resisting arrest David
Schand, charged with the murder, kill
ed the policeman before he was landed
in jail. Mrs. Baker had testified against
Schand at his trial for robbery of Mrs.
Train Wrecked Last Night.
Washington, Feb. 16. Train No. 33,
the New York and Florida express of
the Southern railway, ran into an open
switch at Ravensworth, Va., tonight.
Fireman Walter Wlgginton. colored,
was killed, and Engineer Thomas Pur
vis is missing. So far as known none
of the passengers are seriously injured.
It is thought the switch was tampered
with for the purpose of wrecking tb
train. The switch-light and lock wf
gone. An unknown man, who ran i!
the station at Burkes, two miles fro.
Ravensworth, and told of the wreck,
was detained as a suspect. He seems
demented. Only the engine and mail
car left the track.
BIG FOUR RULED IN CONTEMPT
Made a Contract to Ship Hay and
Failed to Keep the Agreement.
Now Must Pay 31,000.
Springfield. Feb. 16. Judge Humph
rey of the United States circuit court
today fined the Big Four $1,000 for con
tempt. Walter Nichols, the division
freight agent of the road at St. Iouis,
was also fined for contempt. On com
plaint of the Planters' Express com
pany the Big Four refused to keep the
agreement to ship bales of hay for ex
port at ordinary grain rates. Judge Jen
kins of the United States circuit court
of Chicago issued the order some time
ago directing the company to carry the
hay at rates which they had agreed to
take. It was this order which the road
DECISION IN DIVORCE CASE
Mother Is Oiven Child in the Famous
Ventura CaBe Long Standing in
Des Moines Court.
Des Moines, Feb. 16. The famous
Ventura divorce case was decided flu
aUy by Judge McVey in the district
co irt today, Mrs. Ventura-Conrad being
given the custody of her child, Lillian,
Five years ago Mrs. Ventura secured a
divorce from Prof. Louis D. Ventura,
bi t he was given the child and took
hr to California. Mrs. Ventura later
n' rried E. A. Conrad of Minneapolis
a' ( kidnaped the child. She sought a
B'odiflcation of the divorce decree, the
ci tit today deciding In her favor. The
cu. e attracted wide attention.
New York Bank Statement.
New York, Feb. 16. The bank state
ment for the week (Ave days) la as fol
lows: Loans, increased, $11,274, 800; de
poflta. increased, $12,131,000; reserve,
increased, $16,500; surplus, decreased,
010,000. The extra United States de
pjilts, decreased, $3,009,975.
Need More Money for Fund.
Cleveland, O., Feb. 16. The McKin-
ley National Memorial association has
ls'ied a statement to the effect that it
has collected more than $500,000 during
th first year or its organization. The
association announces that it will be
no; es.?ary to collect something more
thau $100,nuo additional before any
thing will be done toward building the
monument. The trustees have decided
to undertake the collection of this addi
tional sum through p-toffice and de
part men t stores of tr Country by plac-
ing in their hands a i upply of souvenir
cer ideates to be riven to all con.
tri :tors of $1 or more.
INTEREST IN HUMBERT CASE
Nationalist Deputies Attempt to Im
plicate Combes Defiant Ad
dresses Are Made.
Paris, Feb. 16. Premier Combes and
the minister of justice were accused
openly of being Implicated in the Hum
bert affair during the debate in the
chamber of deputies today. A scene of
great disorder followed, In which the
premier retired from the house amid
the hissing of nationalists and the ap
plause of his own supporters.
The incident began when Maurice
Binder,' nationalist, sought to Interpel
late Minister of Justice Valle on the-
Humbert affair. The deputy declared
that suspicion had lon;c been directed
against the cabinet over which presided
that "weather cock Combes."
A scene of great disorder followed
this statement, the members of the left
demanding the removal of M. Binder.
Premier Combes sought to gain recog
nition, but as M. Binder continued to
shout at the top of his voice M.M.
Combes and Valle and the other min
isters retired from the house, the left
party applauding and the right party
The president, M. Bourgeois, then
consulted with the chamber, which cen
sured M. Binder. When he attempted
to resume his speech the president sus
pended the sitting. The deputy con
tinued his defiant speech after the ses
sion was resumed, but he was finally
silenced by the president's threat to
cause his removal from the chamber.
AFTER THE TURF COMPANIES
Commission In St. Louis Has Au
thority to Compel the Attendance
of Members Of the Firms.
St. Louis, Feb. 16. The legislative
committees appointed to inquire into
the business methods of the St Ixuis
grain and turf investment companies
met in joint session today to examine
witnesses. The representatives of all
such companies have been requested to
appear before the commission, and the
sergeant-at-arms has been furnished
with papers to compel their attend
After a session lasting until late this
afternoon the grand jury adjourned un
til Monday. It is reported that six true
bills have been returned, but none have
been made public.
The grand jury spent the entire day
Investigating the Turf company's busi
ness. The officers are tonight looking
for E. J. Arnold, head of the firm of
Arnold and Co.
RENEWAL OF THE FUTURITIES
Kentucky Horse Breeders' Associa
tion Has Announced the Condi
tions for Their Thirteenth.
Lexington, Ky., Feb. 14. The Ken
tucky Horse Breeders' association ha3
announced the conditions for the 13th
renewal of the Kentucky Futurity. One
thousand dollars have been added to
the stakes, which for years have been
the richest of the trotting turf. The
value this year is $22,000 for foals of
1903, divided as follows: Five thou
sand dollars for two-year-olds that trot
at the fall meeting, 1905; $3,000 for
three-year-old pacers at the fall meet
ing, 1905; $14,000 for three-year-olds
that trot at the falling meeting in 1906.
The association has already distributed
among horsemen by means of Kentucky
futurities $191,930, and the renewals
now on hand which have not yet been
raced for swell the total to $289,930.
HARVARD UNIVERSITY WINS
Defeats the Ijniversity of Pennsyl
vania and Breaks the Record
In Indoor Games.
Boston, Feb. 14. At the Boston Ath
letic association's annual indoor track
games tonight Harvard defeated the
University of Pennsylvania by time of
1:30, breaking the record for 1.500
yards by 1 1-5 seconds. Amherst beat
Georgetown in 3:09, breaking the rec
ord just made by Harvard.
Caldwell Assault Denied.
Columbus. O., Feb. 16. John Wlnder
and Dan Hanna arrived this afternoon
from Charleston and later proceeded to
Cleveland. Winder, when shown tho
press dispatches about the alleged as
sault on Representative Caldwell at
Charleston this morning, declared the
entire story false and that none of his
party was connected with It whatever.
He said they did not even see Cald
well at Charleston and was not ai the
banquet Friday night. He denied all
knowledge of the alleged assault.
New York, Feb. 1. Three men
were arrested here today In their of
fices on Nassau street at the request of
the postoffice Inspector. They are
charged with the Improper use of the
mails. Prisoners are: Henry C. Cart
wright, alais Crawford; broker of
Brooklyn; William Treadwell, alias
George F. Stone, broker of Brooklyn,
and Charles E. Goodrich, clerk of Man
hattan. It is alleged the men are com
bination workers in "progressive turf
speculation," under the firm name of
"Crawford & Co., Turf Correspondents
and Metropolitan turf commissioners."
The arrests followed the receipt by the
postoffice authorities of a letter from
Mrs. Gllroy of Mont Clair. N. J com
plaining that she had sent money, to
the firm for speculation and had re
ceived no return or reply in spite of
Honors Go to Detroit Lad.
Hartford. Conn., Feb. 16. The Wil
liam Thompson Fellowship, for pur
poses of study abroad, has been award
ed by the faculty and trustees of the
Hartford Theological seminary to Wal
ter B. Pitkin of Detroit, Mich., a senior
at the seminary. He will spend two
years In Germany.
Will Erect Statue to Logan.
Carbondale, Ills., Feb. 16. After sev
eral years of agitation a movement has
been started by the school children to
erect a monument to the memory of
General John A. Logan, who waa tm
and reared in this country.