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VOL. XL, VI II XO. 130.
ROCK ISLiAXD. lXIi., WEDNESDAY. MARCH .21. 1900.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
Switzerland Acts as Media
tor in South
CITES ANSWER TO AMERICA.
Accepted by Switzerland That
Britain Will Brook no
licrne, Switzerland, Mai eh 21 The
federal council in answering the Boer
appeal for mediation declines to take
any steps along the lines indicated in
the request, giving as the reason the
lr tish govern men I'd declaration that
it did not propose to accept interven
tion of any of the powers. The coun
cil expresses the wish that the btllig
crents succeed at no distant date in
timling a basis for an understanding
honorable tJ Loth parties.
London, March 21 The ODly news
from South Africa showing activity
on either side comes from Warren
town, North Kimberley, where desul
tory fighting occurred all day Sunday,
resulting in the retreat of the lloers
towards Christiana under a bbell
tire. The progress of this cr hunn to
wards Mafeking has either almost
ceased, or forbidden to be mentioned
in the dispatches. Nothing new
comes frcm I'lumcr, and Mafeking ap
parently olill awaits relief.
whiik fi.au i lvim;
Free Stmt. I'armen Indicate Th.t They
11. v. Had Eooaik of War.
London. March 21. A dispatch to
The Itaily Mail from I'onkcrspoort.
tlated March say: "A reconnais
sance towanl I'hilippolis. twenty-five
miles west of Itlociiifonteiu, found the
farm all flying white flags. The Brit
ish troop were cordially received. It
Is reported that Mr. Steyu is trying
to rally the P.oers, but the laiter say
they have had enough."
The war office has received the fol
lowing dispatch from Lord Roberts,
dated Woeiiifonleiii. Man ii 2i: "Kitch
ener occupied 1'rieska yesterday unop
posed. The rebels surrendered their
arms. The Transraali rs escaped across
Meyn Threatrn to 'hn..l Traitor.
"Mr. Stcyn is circulating a notice by
means of dispatch riders, in reply to
my procIanj.it ion. to the effect that any
MABTIKrS TH. 6TET!.
burgher who signs a declaration that
he will not tight against us agaiu will
be treated as a traitor and shot. The
lUoemfontelu j-ople are affording us
every assistance in ilu matter of hos
pital accommoilatious. We have tui
sequeutly Iteeu able to arrange for ."sin
beds. Thirty-three prisoners were
taken at l'ric'ska. 2 stands of arms
and some supplies and explosives. The
Itoers have begun to surrender on the
AT In. ton Churchill I'efcmU Rnller.
London. March 21. Winston Churc'i
ill. iu a Iispatcli from I'ictermaritz
burg. warmjy resist, the eoutention
that the relief of I-adysinith rose out
of I.ord IColierts" operations. "On the
coatrarv." hctars "the oueratious of
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
Alum baking powders the greatest
avcoocers to fceakh of the eacstdar
I WWW CO.. MW 1
Lord Roberts" weiV assisted by fLe fact
that General Buller kept 16.000 Bocra
occupied. It would be a cruel and
unworthy tiling to deprive the Natal
army of their hard-won laurels and
none would more vigorously repudiate
Mich a suggestion than Ixird Kberts
STETN-S RF.PIT TO LORD ROBERTS.
IInle. That Boers Outraged the W'Ult
flag and Make. Countercharge.
London. March 21. The following
dispatch has leen received at the war
' office from Lord Kolerts, dated Bloem-
fontein, Monday, March 1!: "I have
received the following reply to my tele
gram of March 11 to the presidents of
the Free State and South African Re
public: " 'Your excellency" telegram reached
in? yesterday. I assure you nothing
would grieve me more than that my
burghers should make themselves
guilty of a deed such as that laid to
their charge by you. I am, however,
glad to say that you must have been
mistaken. I Lave made iersonal iu
pilry of General ltelarey, who was iu
command of our burghers at the place
mentioned by you.
" Tie denies entirely that our burgh
ers acted as stated by you. but he
says that on Saturday (the date Ielng
illegible) the Itritish troops, when they
were about tifty yards from our iosi
tion. put up their hands as well as a
white flag, whilst at the same time
your cannon bombarded the said
troops, with the result that Command
ant Ie l'eer was wounded. Yesterday
morning the head commandant wrote
in his account of the battle as follows:
"The soldiers hoisted the white flag,
but we were then fired at by the Kng-
lish cannons and compelled to charge."
" 'I'eihaps it Is not known to your
excellen.-y that the same thing hap
pened at rpion Kop. where, wnen a
portion of the troops hoisted a white
flag and put up their hands, and whilst
our burghers were busy disarming
them, another jiortion of the troops
fired on our burghers; but some of
the Itritish troops were killed. It has
also been reported that at the last
battle of the Tugela Knglish cannon
tired on troops who had surrendered.
"With reference to the explosive
bullets found ill Cronje's laager and
elsewhere 1 can give your excellency
assurance that such bullets were not
purchased or allowed by the govern
i.ient. 1. however, have no reason to
iloubt your statement, as I know many
of the burghers of this state and of
the South African Kepublic took a
large number of Lec-Met ford rifles and
t ii n i-1 ii in ami other bullets from l.rit
" '.May I request your excellency. as
the cable is closed to me. to make m
reply known to your government, a tic
the neutral powers bv cable.'
.. .STATK l'UKSI 1 (EXT. "
The di.-pnich from Lord I toberts con
cludes as follows: "As inquiry intc
that matter proves his honor's allega
tions to l iiufuuMuHi. and as I per
sonally saw the holding up of liaut'4
wl l.h he denies. 1 have not thought h
desirable to continue the correspond
1IKKI.IN I'ENIKSA MCNSATIOX.
ICrMrt Tliat l.crinanr 1 artirlpatrd in a
Combine Against l-Iiiglaml.
London. March 21. A dispatch from
I'.erlin savs: "There is no foundation
for the statement made here on the
authority of a St. l'ctcrsbiiig corre-
s'vondent of the l.oUal Anzeiger that
Germany has participated iu any way
in a reported I ranco-Kussiau com
munique to Great Kritain with refer
ence to establishing peace iu South
Africa, aud which was said to Im dis
tinctly Anglophohe. As to the dispatch
from Washington that the German am
bassador to the 1'nited States is try
ing to bring about joint action in order
to guarantee the safefv of Johannes
burg, there is no truth whatever there
Apropos of I lie foregoing anil of any
other intervention talk Chanlerlaln
has received the following telegram
from the governor and commander-in-
chief of New Zealand, the earl of Uan-
furly: "The people of New Zealand wish
to express their Indorsement of the
IMtsitioti taken up by the Imperial gov
ernment In declining to allow the in
tervention of any foreign power iu the
settlement with the Transvaal and the
vree state, and in declining to assent
to cither state !eing Independent.
My government assures her maj
esty's government that New Zealand
will support to the last the mother
rountry. so far as it lies in her power,
in maintaining that jiosition. which
lias been taken up Irresjwcti vc of con
sequences. I nm desired to add that
there are large uumlvers of men vol
unteering, who are good riders and
Shots, willing to go to South Africa for
the relief of the imperial forces if the
ervi-es of the latter will be required
A dispntoh. from Wellington. N. 7...
says that in bidding farewell to the
fourth contingent of New Zealand
troops leaving for service in South
Africa the premier. It. J. Seddnn. em
phasized the deicmiinat ion of Aus
tralasia to uphold the imperial prestige.
1 o country, he said, had 4ik.s male
adults, mostly drilled, prepared to iV
fend the colonics and. if an emergency
arose. t- send men enough to South
Africa to release the imperial troops to
deal with an unfriendlr power daring
to meddle with the settlement.
The colonial office has telegraphed to
Paie Town the text of a proclamation
coin-erning the destruction of projerty.
u:mid at tin threat to wreck Jolian-
i""sburg. This will not lw published in
London until after Its promulgation In
outl Afrua. but it is known that it
will convey an intimation that any
wanton destruction of Uritisu proper
ty dnring the war will In regarded as
warranting a claim for compensation,
and as Justifying a levy upon private
property, should the resources or
Transvaal republic prove inadequate.
Admiral Had lMHtioa.
Savannah. :a.. Man-Ji 21. The pro
gramme for the entertainment of Ad
miral and Mrs. Dewev was broken last
eening by the illness of the admiral.
public reception had loeu arranged
for. but the admiral was too ill to aii-
pear and the function bad to be railed
off. The admiral's attack was of in-
digesiioB, and be was all right again
AIMED AT UNCLE SAM
Forts the British Are Building on
Their Possessions on This
0 SAYS A HEW YOKE STATESMAN.
lalirr Not Satinfled with the Reply to an
Antl-IlritlAh Resolution of Hia Makes
an AtlarU on the Administration Which
lie Say. I. Run front Downing street
Compromise Agreed to on the Porto
Itlco Relief UilU
Washington, March 21. After the
war department's reply to Sulzer's
resolution asking if the British were
building fortifications on the northern
, border of this country had lceu read in
the house yesterday by anamious con
sent Sulzer took the floor for live min
utes. "Mr. Speaker," -ald he, "this
resolution was introduced iu good
faith and at a popular demand for
legitimate Information which the war
department should furnish to this
house, in order that it can properly
consider and transact its business.
There is nothing in the resolution
which calls for any secret informa
tion from the war department. It is
verv strange, is seems to me, that the
committee on military affairs are so
sensitive in regard to this resolution.
The report from the adjutant general
is preposterous and untenable. He
says that this information is secret.
This resolution calls for no secret in
formation. He says that Creat Britain
is not trespassing uihju our territory.
Xo on or.itends that (Jreat Britain is
trespassing ujon our territory. How
ildiculoiis it is for the adjutant gen
eral to say that in this report.
What Sulzer Charge Against Britain.
"What we do declare, and what every
thinking and intelligent citizen of this
country knows, is that while tSreat
Britain is pretending to be our friend
she is sedulously and studiously and
consistently erecting great fortifica
tions on our northern froutier which
menace the integrity of tin republic
and which on notice of twenty-four
hours could destroy our cities, our
towns and lay waste the property of
our people. It seems to me that today
thcadmiuistratioii is Ix-iiig humbugged
by tlie administration of Wreat Britain.
Our Own Ir'ort IfU-Bt Ion Hill.
"The gentleman from Illinois the
other day reported to this house tin
fortification bill, carrying an appro
priation bill. We want this information
in order to intelligently know what
fortification we ought to erect in op
position to the fortifications tireat
Britain is ercting. I thiuk this reso
lution should pass. There Is a feeling
all over this country that the adminis
tration has absolutely and abjectly
surrendered American rights to Brit
ish interests. It has done so in Alas
ka, it has done so in regard to the
Nicaragua canal, it Is doiug so now in
theOrienf. iu the Philippines, in China.
Refer, to the South Afrii-an War.
"It has been done ljy ;reat Britain
in this war in South Africa. Applause
on the Democratic sidej. If it had not
been what the administration did tlw;
other day after consultation with Lord
I'auncefote. after being told what to
do by Salisbury, there would have
been a conc ert of Kuropean powers
which would have demanded the ces
sation of war in South Africa. The
administration here is more English
than the administration in Ivondon:
and it is time for some one to stand up
here ard talk for American rights
against British interests." Loud ap
plause on the Democratic sidej.
Keolat1on and Cnrbln's Report.
The resolution Sulzer Introduced
was an order to the war office to in
form the house what fortifications
Oreat Britain is building along our
northern frontier, etc. t'orbin's reply
is that such iiifomatlon has always
lveon held secret for good reasons, but
that tireat Britain is building no for
tifications that trespass on our rights.
COMPROMISK ON I'ORTO RICO.
House and Senate A tree with Reference to
the Relief Measure.
Washington. March 21. The con
ferres on the Uorto IMcan appropria
tion bill have agreed upon a compro
mise measure. The seuate confe-rrees
recedd from the senate amendment
limiting the appropriation to the reve
nues collected on l'orto Uican impor
tations until the ls of last January,
and restored the clause in the house
bill applying to future revenue read
ing Js follows: "Together - with an
further customs revenue collected on
inqiortations from l'orto Kica since
Jan. 1. l!"i. or that shall hereafter be
collected under ex'stinir law." The
provision In the senate amendment
specifying the purpose for which the
money shall Ik usd is retained but an
addition is made declaring spe?flcallv
that It shall ! for the "aid aud relief"
of the l'orto Kicaus.
The bill, as agreed uoii. reads as
follows: "That the sum of $2.f.""..-l.V.
being the amount of customs revenue
received on Importations by the I'nit
ed Slates from l'orto Bii-o since the
evacuation of l'orto Kli-o by the Span
ish fori-es on the 1Mb of October. lfCV.
to the 1st of January. i:mo. together
with any further customs revenue ttl
lected on importations from l'orto Hi
co since the 1st of January. 1'k. or
that shall hereafter lie collected nnder
existing law. shall le placed at the 0is
posal of the president, to le used for
the government now existing and
which mar hereafter In established in
l'orto Bico. and for the aid and relief
of the people thereof, and for public
education, public works and other gov
ernmental and public purposes there
in until otherwise provided by law;
and the revenues herein referred to.
already collected and to be collected
under existing law. are hereby appro
priated for the purjoe herein speci
fied, out of any moneys In the treas
ury not otherwise appropriated."
Senate aad Hno.e Saauaaarfaed.
Washington. March 21. Dicnusioo
of the l'orto Kico government and tar-
IXC bill was resumed in jie. senate xes-
terday. Morgan maintatcea" fust the
constitution extended to a certaiil ex
tent over the acquired territory, and
that the inhabitants of Torto Itico
wire citizens of the I'nited States.
Some unimportant bill were passed
and an executive session was held. '
The house entered upon the consid
eration of the Loud bill to restrict the
character of publications entitled to
pound rates as second-class mail mat
ter, and Loud defended the bill in a
Inn f KTveeeV Others si Hike Din and cou
I and the resolution of Sulzer ordering
the war otlice to tell the house what
fortifications tlreat Britain was build
ling near the United States was tabled
' 11(1 r flT nftup ! road i n f of n re.
J ply to tho effect that snch information
was secret, but that tireat Britaiu was
not building any forts trespassing on
National Com m Union Hears Testimony
Regarding Chicago Labor Troubles.
Chicago, March 21. The sub-commission
of the United States industrial
commission, consisting of Albert Clark,
Boston: ex-Lieutenant Governor An
drew L. Harris, and John L. Kennedy,
Washington, who were called here up
on an invitation from the Illinois Man
ufacturers' association to Investigate
the industrial situatiou in Chicago, held
their first session at the Auditorium
hotel at 1(1 o'clock a. in. yesterday. Al
bert Clark acted as chairman of the
meeting, and did most of the cross-examining
of the witnesses.
W. J. Chalmers, of Fraser & Chal
mers, was the most interesting witness
of the day. He said that Chicago was
the hotbed of trade unionists, -and that
trade unionism as praetied in the
United States was the most gigantic
trust in existence. Unionism iu effect
said to the laboring man:; "You must
join our union or you catinot work."
"They usually resort to persuasion."
said Mr. Ch.-ilniers. "and that means
violetice." He said that the machinists
in his shops had been out three week
and iu that time had lost about $270.
(kn in wages.
Chalmers was especially severe in
bis attack on constituted authorities,
and said that the justice courts and
the police department had become so
corrupted tiu ougli the inter, cut ion of
politics that the manufacturer could
not get proper protection or a just
hearing. A few night ago he said he
happened to le in a - police station at
the time news of a riot came in from
one of the plants where, there was a
strike. -Jo out and bring them in no'
matter what party they belong to."
was the order the officer iu charge
gave his men. He said that on anoth
er occasion he heard an officer in uni
form tell a picket not to attack a non
union man iu front of the factory, but
to take him around into the alley and
"kick the life out of him."
Chalmers referred to the recent pros
ecutions of tie railroads for maintain
lug an alleged blacklist of employes
who participated in the raiload strikes.
He said there was no. such blacklist
among the manufacturers in Chicago,
but that the greatest blacklist in this
country is the blacklist of the uvioiis.
who take the pictures of men who re
fuse to obey their dictates and send
them to other unions all over the coun
try, so as to prevent these men getting
work elsewhere if they desire. He
added that the union leaders boast of
that today, and yet nothing is done to
k-. - r-
DEWEY IS QUITE ILL.
Celebratlon at Savannah Postponed on that
Savannah, Ga., March 21. Dewey,
who was taken ill yesterday afternoon,
is but little Improved today. He is
somewhat stronger, but is unable to
leave his room. The niornin;; part of
the celebration was therefore declared
off. He promises, howeverj to review
the military parade this afternoon.
and attend the banquet tonight, if
but for a short time. Mijes and party
arrived at 6 this evening from Tort
Roval. 5 x
THIRTY PEOPLE INJURED.
serious Freight Klevator Accident In
Chicago March 21 Thirty persons
were injured early this morning by
the falling of a freight elevator in the
rear of the building at 126 Market
street, where the victims of the acci
dent were employed by the lllakeley
Printing company, "it is thought
none of the injured will die, although
several are badlv hurt.
JUST AS ANTICIPATED.
Naral Commander Learjr of Guam Is Sam.
Washington, March 21 Lieut.
Commander Scaton Schroeder, secre
tary of the natal inspection board,
has been selected to succeed Capt.
Leary as naval governor cf the island
of Guam. '
Hay and Cambon Sign Protocol.
Washington, March 21. Secietary
Ilav and Ambassador Cambon today
signed the protocol extending the time
allowed for ratification of the French
reciprocity treaty for 12 months. The
treaty has not yet been ratified by the
French chamber of deputies, but no
delay is anticipated on that score af
ter e shall have acted here. .
i-.ieetest President of fchnrtiert.
Alton. Ills.. March 21. Kev. Dr.
Stanley . McKay, pastor of the First
Baptist church, of Bl.xuuington. was
elected president of Sburtleff college,
located here. -
New York Has a line Iebt-
New York. March 21. Comptroller
Coler made pnblie yesterday a state
ment of the city debt on Pei. 3- The
total net bonded debt was f2oS,340.-
Renominated br Cons,! a. .
Atchlaou. Kan March 2L The First
distrfct Republican convention renom
inated Hon. Charles Curtis of Topeka
fpr.rcosxess- . .
OUR COAL PIT OUTPUT
What Illinois Produced in 1899
I frnm Uor Stnra ftf Rlark
OTHER FIGURES FOE THE MINERS.
rtopiuent ofa Boy of 1? with a Girl of 1C,
Whose Whereabouts Are Now Unknown
Strike Prospects tiuud at Pana Sum
marized Seniiiients of .Some County
Conventions Palm Ilearli IJeiielits Gov
ernor Tanner Alieus In Office.
Springfield. Ills., March 21. Th
eighteenth annual report of the Illi
nois bureau of lalvor statistics has been
issued. Despite the shorter work day,
the report shows that the percentage
of increase of production considerably
exceeds that of any similar period iu
the mining history of the state. Fol
lowing is a summary of the report:
Nnmber of Mines und Output.
Number of counties producing coal,
C2: number of mines and openings of
all kinds, SSS; new mines or old mines
reopened, l.'U; mines closed or aban
doned. 123: total output of all mines,
iu tous. 2o.4o4.44."; uumlier of shipping
iniues, o22; total output of shipping
mines, 22.."ol. o." tons: number of
mines in local trade only. ."i7: output
of local mines, PO.'l.bS'.i tons; total tons
of lump coal, 17.427.ri!S tons; total
tons of other grades. U.(mh;.m47 tons;
total tons shipped. 2.il!.147; tons sold
to local trade. 2.:21.04i: tons consumed
or wasted at plants. l.o"4.2oS.
Average Value l'i r Ton at Mine.
Average value per ton. all grades,
nt the mine. ?0.7S."(L': average value per
ton of all lump coal at the mines,
?u.SMlS;: avenige value ier ton of oth
er grades. ;(l.4t).S; aggregate home val
ue of total product. $ ix.4ii.s.47: aver
age number of mi tiers empkiyed during
the year. 2i.44!: average number ot
other employes, 10.r42: total employes,
iUi.'.KM: total wages paid alB employes,
excepting otliee help. $14.l(;j.";; num
ber of men .at work underi ground,
:J-'.1!;: at work on surface. :;.7!2: num
ber of men accidentally killeit. S4.
Kent Year for Tonnage on ICev'ont.
In point of tonnage the yesir lSi9
materially exceeds that of any former
o'ue. Compared with lS'.i.s the increase
represents 4.s:to.l4i; tons, or 2o per
cent. The total number of employes
this year shows an increase- of LlMlTi
YKKY YOt'TIIIXI. COUPI.K EI.OPKS.
Girl Is hut 10 and Hoy Only IT They Go
Carlinville. Ills., March 21. Nellie
Hays. I he KJ-yenr-oM daughter of
William Hays, the leading stockman of
Macoupin county, and (Mia ties Fol
Ictt. son of N. T. Follelt. miller in
charge of the St. Louis Milling com
pany mills, eloped Sunday nigiit. The
young woman is a prepossessing blond.
I-'ollett Is only 17 years of age. Miss
Hays told her mother that she was
going to church and then to the house
of a friend to spend tlu evening.
Follett met her and they drove to
Girard. ten miles north. .nutting the rig
Men's Underhlrts. Boy's Undershirts,
Men's heavy fleeced undershirts Boys' ribbed undershirts worth 25c
worth 50c and 6oc, for
Only 33 Cents. II Cents.
Shirts Only. Shirts only.
Men's Colored Shirts. Men's Pants.
Men's laundried colored shirts worth Men's woolen pants worth up to
$1 and $1.50 now $3 50 on this sale for
75 Cents. $1.99.
S!zes mostly i$y2 to 17K. few 14 and Earlier you come, better selection
J4. Great values. you get j
Mother's Friend Shirt Waists. Working Shirts.
A great snap in Mother's Friend shirt Worth 40c, special,
waists. Choice of any in the store for
50 Cents. 0n1y 25 Cents.
You know us. Black and white, blue and white.
20 Per Cent Reduction
I THE LONDON 1
In a livery stable. "They" took the mid
night passenger train for Chicago, and
nothing has been heard of them siuce.
Follett had paid attention to the young
woman and her parents interfered on
accouut of the youth of both the
Summary of Slate Politics.
Springfield. Ills.. March 21. Follow
ing is a synopsis of the doings of re
cent county conventions: Iiwreneo
county Kepublicaus indorsed McKinley,
'Janner. CuIIom. and Hanccy; Jeller
son county Democrats instructed for
Mayor Harrison, of Chicago, for gov
ernor. Hamilton county Kepublicaus
Instructed for Hanccy and indorsed
McKinley. Tanner and CuIIom. Bu
reau county Kepublicaus for Beeves
and Cullom. Warreu Republicans in
dorsed Tanner ami Cullom. Wood
ford Kepublicaus Beeves and Cullom.
DeWitt Democrats indorsed Chicago
piatrorm of 1S!H.
Strike Threatened at Pana.
Tana. Ills., March 21. Another
strike is threatened in this city at the
coal mines. The mining scale of 4(1
cents per ton expires at the end of this
month. At the Springfield convention
n few weeks ago the mining for thi
district was set at 4!) cents per ton.
Already several manufacturing linns
in this city are stocking up coal and
preparing for the occasion. It is said
that lxith I'enwcll and Pana coal min
ing companies have stated that they
would shut down the mines April 1.
New Railway Projected.
C.Hiinville, Ills.. March 21. It Is
given out in this city that the Harri
mau railroad syndicate is promoting
platis for the construction of a railroad
through Macoupin county from Staun
ton to Scottville. a distance of forty
miles, to develop the coal field. The
road is to be constructed on Ihe aban
doned B. aud O. grade, partly con
structed years ago. The rails are laid
on the south end. The right of way Is
paid to be partly secured.
Two Aliens In Office.
Waterloo. Ills.. March 21. The elec
tion contest case of Biirrough vs.
Feldmeir for the ollice of sheriff of
Monroe count has been continued
for argument. The evidence shows
that Paul C. Brey. former county
clerk for twenty-four years and at
present county judge, and Henry Nie
bruegge. former sheriff and the pres
ent :r sessor aud treasurer, have never
- .Imlge Commit Suicide.
Belleville, Ills.. March 21. Judge
Conrad D. Hausmann cotiiiiiiited sui
cide at the Tiemann hotel here by
taking morphine. Judge Haiismaun
was a county official for twenty-seven
years. He died poor, despite that dur
ing the civil war he made $20O.0Hl
selling goods to sutlers iu the army.
Gov. Tanner Gaining Strength.
Springfield. Ills.. March 21. A dis
patch from Palm Beach. Fin., says:
"Governor Tanner seems to be gain
ing in strength steadily. He is able
to get up and be dressed, and the doc
tou consjilerers his condition as ma
terially improved. The governor is iu
Girl Was the Cauie of It All.
Lewisburg. Ky., March 21. At a
dance Monday night Simon Garrett
shot and killed Clem Kobinson in a
quarrel over a girl with whom both
were deeply in love..
SAY SO YOU KNOW
Off of Overcoats. Plenty of Odds and Ends
Worth $18, $15 and $12 for $10.
on Affairs in
ROOT INVITED TO EXPLAIN.
Circumstances of Special
Grants to be Inqu'rcd
Washington, March 21. Soon after
the senate convened today. Turner, of
Washington, offered resolutions dircc
ing the secretary of war to inform the
senate whether any concessions to ex
cavate the gold bearing bed of the
sea in the vicinity of Capo Nome.
Alaska, orn other Alaskan waters,
had been made to any individual,
corporation or association by the sec
retary of war or auy other war de
partment ollicial, and if so upon what
theory of authority such grant was
Turner said he had been informed
by the governor of Alaska that the
war department had granted exclusive
rights to certain persons to mine the
bed of the sea near Cape Home. The
resolution was agreed to.
In the House.
Washington, March 21. When the
house met today Dalzell, of Pennsylva
nia, from the committee on rules." pre
sented a report from that committee
for the appointment of a special com
mittee of nine to consider all pro
posed legislation relative to tho cele
bration of the 100th anniversary of the
purchase of the liouisiana territory,
at St. Louis, in 1903. A committee
under the leadership of Tawney, of
Minnesota, was appointed by the
speaker. The house then resumed
consideration of the Loud bill, relat
ing to second-class mail matter.
Bromwcll, of Ohio, was the lirsL
speaker today. He advocated the pas
saga of the bill.
The house committee on foreign af
fairs decided to investigate the charges
of Consul Macrum to the Transvaal
relative to the opening of his ollicial
mail by British authorities. The
committee etiminoned him to appear.
Tallow Illch" Still Ilherliif
Lexington, Ky., March 21 A Beat-
tvville special says: " 'Tallow Dick'
Combs, mentioned as the man who
shot Goebel, is not biding, but con
ducting his barber shop here."