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"VOLj. Ii. NO. 47
BOCK ISLAND. ELLi., WEDNESDAY. DECEIBER 12. 1900.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
Washington's One Hundredth
Anniversary is Fittingly
CITY IN HOLIDAY ATTIRE
Imposing Ceremonies Presi
dent and Other Digni
Washington, l)2C. 12. The national
capital is today in gala attire in ccle'
oration ol the hundredth anniversary
of the establishment of the seat of
federal government at Washington.
liuainess, public and private, is sus
pended. The program bejran with a
reception at 10 this morning by the
president and members of the cabinet
to the governors at the executive
this was followed by the unveiling
. wy, j,.,, "-
executive mansion, which will be a
Listing memorial of today's celebra
tion. Other events were a parade
from the W bite House to the capitol.
participated in by the president and
other dignitaries and the visiting and
district militia, and joint exercises by
the senate and house in the hall of the
Tonight a reception will be ten
dcred the governors at the Corcoran
gallery of arts.
(H NTKKFF.ITK'ltS 1.0IH.K.I IN .1AII-.
Two Men ami n Woman S Aeeuwed Far
hin of a Murderer.
SpringlieM. Ills.. Dee. 12. lames
Him k. John YValdc-ii. and Mrs-. I
T!:nini!iir were brought here hist nisht
from Vandalia :ilid lodged in j:iil on
the rhiirsi' of counterfeiting. The trio
Is charged Willi liiri HIT the- dep.omi.
ti itioii of $1 bills to Slo. All are snid
to In- laombcrs of a gang of cniinti r-
feiters tt hem .-onic time l:;ivc operated
Springfield. Ills.. Dee. 12. t.overnor
T.iniwr yesterday rum muted the sen-1ein-e
of Samuel 1J. Kceco. convicted of
iiiiirder in the January. IVis, tcini of
iii,' circuit court ff Massac county.
and sentenced to serve twi nty-threc
years in the penitentiary. s, that the
trrin wodd expire yesterday. 1 ;o
ri'inmiK.iMnn. vc hieh amounts to p;ac-
tienl pardon. was granted wholly on
aeecinut of the plivsieal condition of
the prisoner, the question of the jllst
neys of his coiiiinenient never have
Veen considered. A letter from the
prison physician said that utile
prompt action was taken upon the pe-
t::i.n fir release it world le too late
1n be of any benefit, either to the man
or his family, a he is suffering with
consumption and can live but a short
f IVhrat Than I unl.
Soringlicld. Ills.. I h e. 12. ICcihu is
to the stale board of arieulture from
eone-poih!cnts show cpnsiderably le.-s
area .-ceded to winter wheat than last
year :it thi lime. Tin' amoill t seed
id Iee. 1. this year, is l.sTS.'Ht: a. -res.
a dci ien-e of M per cent, from last
year. The decrease in an a is due to
pn..r crops the last few years, whi. li
hate di-eouraurd farmers and tinned
their nttetii'.on V other crops. :ni,i to
live s;,., i,. The Hessian fly has d..ne
nuieh il.utine to the crop already,
tl'.ouh many farmers have delayed
Fe-dillZ as late a- possible to avoid
this h st. I. .-. 1 the eon-litioll of the
jrrowinsj crop wa '.' per e nt. of an
atet-aie. The area seeded to rye is
T1.u2". ai res, a deer, ase .f 7 per rent,
from last year" aereae anl ihf run
I:tiou is a full se:.nalle axeniue.
SprillCtiehl. Ill.Ice. 12. - 't" el ner
l'leet Vates eau.c .er l'i in ,la-in-viile
yesterday inorn'.n and 5 at
his otlieo ill ll:e fedeial
day. oinsr throng h ihe
if eerresKi,detice and p"
point menr which has
Hereafter iieojrfe wh
! '.' for a p-
-,'TTle i. t ilk
Ttelitie to Tit : ii will not ! j:if!i
nndieiice in Ihe incrniuif. bi:t i:i
a fteriioons he will in fii .ili
This, be s.iys. is a p- :ie rule ;
te-vf be broken, lie is hero
d.iv and "ill be tonono. Iut
T'riday. Saturtl.iy arid Monday
v ill be in 'hiea .
An uwi llanker Ailmitte.l t lUil.
s:,.rm1rtield Ills.. Piv. 12. In Ihe
TMeme oMirt Saturday William r.iul-
s.-ti iti iMv.aco bank ii-eident wlir
was eonvh te.1 of rce ivin? tb-poits in
hi bank when he knew if to be m
solvent, was admitted to bail in the
sum of $."..ooo. with William M. H.xh
master in ehan.-ery of ihe I nited
Stales iit;it cenirt. and lUlwin A.
C.-isfy. a real estate dealer, as securi
ties. jHMidinc the decision of his , a.-e.
wh'chhasbecn brought to the supreme
-ourt on a writ of error.
Man and 1 Iff Killed by a train.
Danville. Ills.. I he. 12. William C.
r.irrv and wife while driving ai-nss
the railroad were instantly killed Mon
il.iv afternoji by a Vandalia fa-t train
it .lewett. Ills. The horses which were
driven by "arey were also kiUtd.
nn.t tlit wasivi wa MnnsiKiI mt
kiilmti rs. I V, K Ii o.f the vi-tims of th
.?-, -Ideilt WOVe residents of .lewett
Carey was a prominent fanner.
Will t ight a Oa Munopolr.
r-oria. Illo.. I . 12. A committee
rf n was? appofn"?d at " mass n?e t-
t at the city Tia'l Mprda ts.
open sunscTi prion nooks aDcT arrange
he preliminaries for fh formation of
a citizens gas company, which is to
fight the present monopoly in this city.
Will Hear the Teacher. Dec. 2u
( Springfield. Ills., Dee. 12. Judge
Creighton, of tin Sangamon circuit
court, yesterday set the Chicago teach
ers petition for mandamus, to compel
the state board of equalization to as
sess franchises, for hearing beginniag
on the morning of Dec. 20.
Drilling: for Oil Near Fana.
I'ana. Ills., Dec. 12. The work of
drilling in the oil and gas fields, which
comprise 50.0U0 acres in Shelby coun
ty, wan inaugurated yesterday. The,
industry wlj! open up an undeveloped
FOR PINGREE'S PET PLANS-
Michigan LegUIatora Convened for Third
Time In Special Session.
Lansing, Mich., Dec. 12. For the
third time in two years the state leg -
islatnre was convened here .today in
rpeciai session called by ixov. he-
gree. Consideration of the measure
taxing railroads, telegraph compa
nies, telephone companies, express
companies and other forms of corpor
ate property on a cash value of their
property instead of sptcncally upon
their earnings, as under the present
law, is the object of the session. '
TRAIN MEN ARE KILLED.
Twj I'erlfh suit Another Literally
Chopped Oat From I'nder Knglne.
I)poto Mn.. Dpe 12 A hpnil end
,,llis:on npf.Iirr,i nn thfi Mi-snnri.
1'HCilioiV iron Mountain railway ac
i,ar m it,n t fr..;,rhi
trams, lesulting in the death of Kn-
jrineer James Brut, of Olnev, 111 , and
lirakeruan Kl I'.radlev, of Desoto.
Fireman Barre'.t fell under the engine,
LnJ coulJ onl rescued Irom b7iru-
ing alive by cutting oT bi left arm
with an ax. Three other trainmen
were slightly injured. The accident
was caused bv disregarding uieetin;
SOLD AT AUCTION.
ChicJgo, Dec. 12 The Illinois
Staats Zeitung was sol J at auction to
day to Mrs. Marherita, widow of
Herman Raster, who was editor of the
paper from '07 to 'DO. The property
was bid in for foO.OUO subject to a
mortgage of f l.OU.OOO.
A CATHOLIC SCHOOL.
Fort Dodge. Iowa, Dec. 12. Fire
this morning destroyed the Sisters of
Mercv convent and Catholic school
house. The inmates narrowlv es
caped with their lives.
Wiwinmn Slate (.muge.
Kail Claire. Wis.. I 12. Thr
cotisiii slate yrane. 1'atrons ot
baudr.v. met yesterday. Worthy
ter Iluxh y. ol Neenah. read his
al address dctinucr airric ultiiral
ds and lecrisl.-ii ion desired, and not
ing the increase o! Iileiiilierslnp or tlie
order in Wisconsin and the country at
I.ire. A resolution in support of tin
flrout bill was adopted. IJesolutions
favoring the N'ieara.mi.-i route, rural do-
liveries and popular election of I'rited
States senators were referred.
Condition ot Maurice Ihoinpwn,
i'rau fordsville. Ind.. Dec. 12. The
condition of Maurice Thompson is pos-
Kiblv slightly iinitroved since Saturdav.
He is ;il ile ot lake a little solid food
and his fever is somewhat abated. II
js still quite weak, however, and will
not be able leave tor the soillU for
some time yet.
Telegrapher l'rc-nt ;rleance.
St. l'anl. Dec. 12. Yesterdav after
noon a committee oi orinern ractie
tele-jraphi'rs called upcii- Yii-e I'resi-
ilent and Ceneral Manager J. . Ken-
driek for the purpose of pre.-eutins
the lirst of a number of requests relat
ing to Wildes, workiim hours and eti.er
Alvor.l 1 Ituly Indicted.
New York. Dee. 12. Cornelius I- Al-
vord. .Jr.. former note teller of tin
First National bank, in Ihis city, ac
Cllseil III U.-IVIIIi: ellloeZ.M'O
from that Institution, was iudn-ted yes-
ter.lav bv the I mted Mates jrrand
Where". That A ntl-l Icarrlte Law?
Constantinople. Dec. 12 The sultan
;ent a ouantUV ol eisareues .-iiiei.i
to tlie crew ot ti:e i ii'.icn r-iaies oai-
NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE.
The legislative .issemldy of Vic
toria. Australia, lias passeo uiu-
an s siinraae itni um iK'opic s m ummu
Mob ia!k near Mavsville. by., keeps
that irreat state runtime back and
fo:th hilling liibsoii. w lio cruelly mur
dered his babv daughter.
I'r.Ies .l ffries apologizes for say-
in? he did not court Mis Dorothy
Drew, that vontiir luh proios,s to
sue liirn lor .v.o.eon.
I'hii-aso papers under scire bead-
annouii. ,-.t tlie res.cnation of i niei or
Police Kipley. Major Harrison denies
the story alsolim-ly.
Morris Aaronburs. a Tniston joutli.
Mole J's.s.'.?. hid it, and uw proposes
ti take a term in prison for t':ve years.
the maximum term.
A test oi lemons shows that those
STown .n the I nited Mates are the
is cars were ditched and eisht per-
roiis liurt on the Illinois Central at
Usey. Ky. Anions the injjir'l was J.
W. S.-id;. of Battle. Creek. Mich.
Lincoln park's zo; nt Chicago h.is
loid its annual -oony iiicroasetl by
thearr;al of a luterof youns bipard-
Three men were killed by cars ar
Chicairo "Monday, one wan fatnllv hurt
and two sertly icjui'ctL
CANAL IS CONSIDEREDKC
That One That Is to Send Ships
From Atlantic to Gulf Via
VIEWS OF ITS IEIEND3 ARE GIVES
Keport ot bnsineers says it is
Visionary General News
Cf National Capital.
Washiiurton. Dee. 12. Tlie merits of
til. project for ooiinectinvr the Missis
sippi river and the irreat lakes by way
of the Chicago sanitary canal was con
balered at a special nieetinir cf the
and harbor committee held in the
private lobby of the house of repre
sentative last niirlir. The maiu pur
pose of the nieeiihir was to hear from
a number of Chicairo and Illinois
gentlemen, members of the Illinois Val
ley Association', who have been identi
fied with ihe sanitary canal project.
liii-ludini; l.vni.-iii t oolev. the eni:-
nvut engineer: Oflonrl Isaac Taylor, of
i'coria: Km nk Wentcr. of the board
of trustees of the sanitary canal, and
Henry Mayo, of Ottawa. Ills. The
Merchants' Kxchanire, of SL. I.ouis, was
represented by H. K. Whitmore. Sena
tors Ciillom and Mason, ot Illinois, ami
the entire Illinois delegation in the
house of representatives were also
present, the senators and some of the
memliers niakinir addresses after tlie
P-chnieal branches of the subject had
What thii-aco Want. Iin e.
Colonel Taylor was the first sjeak
er. He iHiinted out tlie lnatrniriide of
ihe work already done and explained
in detail the nature of the project and
ihe cost np to this time. He said it
was not ns-ked that at this time con
gress take np the work, developing the
full national advantages of the water
way. 1 tut that a survey be inado by
irovernm-ntf enirineers to serve as an
Intelligent basis for considering the en-
lire subject. C. CVhiIc.v set forth
the onEim-erins: features of ihe project.
He said the waterway not only would
serve for navigation hut abo would
develop horse power worth .2M m,i i.p
annually, lb maintained that r. wat
erway comiecting Chicairo and St.
I.ouis would be justified even without
the Mississippi river, owinir to the
enormous commercial development It
would bring nlmuf.
statesmen Plead Tor the .suricjr.
Mayo ami Wentcr also spoke and
"Whit more, in behalf of the Merchants
Kxchanire of St. Iiuis. gave the
honrty indorsement of that body to
the proje-4. They regarded it. he said,
as of great importance to the entire
Mississippi river valley. Culloin spoke
earnestly in favor or the survey, as
did Mason, and also several of the-Illinois
members of the house. Chair
man liurton announced that the eom
rnitb'e would give earnest considera
tion to the proposition, and would
reach a decision within a few dayst
The meeting was held because of the
publication of the report of the Chi
cago iMiard of engineers, which de
clares the plan for a deep waterway
from T.ake Michigan to the mouth of
the Illinois a scheme visionary on ac
count of the insuperable obstacles en
countered in making the Mississippi
river navigable by ships of deep
iKVKiiiicr: asks ni'i:sTioN9.
Tie Wants Information About the flay-
Washington-. Dec. 12. There were
tin set speeches on the Hay-Paunce-
fole treaty in the executive session of
the senate yesterday. Such discus
sion as there was consisted of ques
tions and answers directed towards
clearing up doubts concerning the ef
fect of the treaty generally regarding
the rights of the United States in Cen
tral America. This exercise was
opened by tx-iintor P.everidge who.
taking tlie floor, announced his desire
to have more light uimui tlie effect of
the pending negotiation on the ques
tions disposed of for the time bv the
Clayton-Hulwer negotiations. Hisques
tions brought out replies from Lodge
and Koraker which were exai tly 1011
tradictory of each r.-ther.
A prominent official of tlie state de
partment said yesterday: "There :a
no loiindalioii whatever for Ihe storv
iliat this government has received as
surance from that of Ureat Hritain
that the canal convention will, if rati
fied by the senate with the itcnding
;i niendmem. le ao-cpied bv the Hrit-
lsh cabinet. No such promise, sugges
tion, or intimation has ever reached
the state department from anv official
source, aiifi the department does not
know wiiat action the Hritisli 'overn-
tiient would take in the event ihat the
pending treaty is amended as proposed.
Kvory intimation. liowever. that has
readied here goes to show thar the
Adoption of any amendment would be
regretted by the Hritisli authorities.
Through misunderstanding or som
other reason -the impression was emi-
veyed to the public as a result of the
prn,-eedirgs in secret session in the
senate yesterday, in connection with
The treaty, that Secretary Hay hail
stated that he would rrsign his" otlh e
if the pending Davis amendment to
the H iy-Pauncefote trea:vwre adopt
ed. Ti e secretary' exact attitude in
this nia'ter was purely negative. He
simply slated that he had never threat
ened the senate or any other authoritv
to resign his otlice if certain actions
were not taken r?.cct;ng the trfaty.
He did not promise m remain If it
were amended: he did not threaten to
COI KT TIKIS KEI.Y" CASE,
Keply on lk-half of the (internment on
Washington. Ih-. 12. In the case of
Necly. who it is desired to extradite
lo i uba. Assistant Attorney tleneral
Jurues M. Heefc. on liehalf of ihe gov-cr-jaaent-
"lit caaracteriztd Lindsay's
contention as meaning logicanr Gtiv.
an American citizen should apply
the torch of the incendiary to th
homes of the Cuban people and assas
sinate its citizens, and then flee to
this country, the United States, al
though pledged by the treaty of Paris
to protect life and property in Cuba
during the period of its occupation.
was powerless to deliver such fugitive
to the municipal authorities of Cuba
In th absence of any government
anarchy might possibly result. This
might lead to the destruction of life
nd propertv, which the I'nited States
under the treaty of I 'arts, has promised
If. therefore, Spain, or any nation
the lives and proiK-rtv of whose citi
zens had been thus sacrificed, were to
call this country to account for our
failure to carry out our treaty stipula
tions, the United States, if Lindsay s
contention were adopted by the court
would lie in the position uf assertin
that it had no -power to carry out its
own treaty obligations. "Could." said
Heck, "a more humiliating position
be Imagined, or one more contrary to
that 'decent respect to the opinions of
mankind.' which Mr. Jefferson made
the keynote to the great declaration";"
As to the right to govern Cuba. Keck
took issue with Lindsay's whole con
tention. He claimed that the govern
ment, prior to the declaration of war
against Spain, had uniformly refused
to recognize the Cuban republic. He
denied that the joint resolution op
erated to recognize the Cuban republic.
This, he snid. was showu by the fact
that congress struck out of the joint
resolution a nro vision which specifi
cally recognized the existence of a Cu
ban republic. In the resolution as
finallv passed. Heck said. congiess had
r-ogtii.od tTiat the Cuban people were
fret' and indeendent. but he claimed
that there was a wide distinction 1-
tween the term "people' and the ex
pressions "state or "nation. lie ar-
lied that as the result or our success
on land and sea the kingdom of Spain
had executed a treaty with this coun
After a replv bv Lindsay the court
took the case under advisement
Senate and llon.e in itrief.
Washington. Dec 12. The senate
resumed consideration of the ship .sub
sidy bill, referred the anti-oleo bill,
had a talk over the Montana scnaror-
-'Uip without action, began r lie prep
arations for inauguration day. -passed
forty-live pension bills, held an execu
tive session where the Hay-I'auncefote
treaty was discussed, and adjourned.
The debate on the war revenue re
duction bill opened in the house. He-
fore the war revenue reduction bill
was taken up a resolution was adopted
for the appointment of a special com
mittee to investigate thedeath of Oscar
L. I too, of Kristoi, I'a.. who died re
cently, it is alleged, as a result or naz-
ing, received at West Point. The lnuu
adjourned earlv to permit decoration
of the chamber for th capital cen
tennial celebration today.
Confirmed by the Henute.
Washington. Dee. 12. Among the
confirmations made by the senate yes
terday were those of Huntington Wil
son, of Illinois, to be secretary of the
legation of the I'nited States
pan. ami William D. Pynnni,
diana. to be commisisoner to
and codify the criminal and
laws of the I'nited States.
Meyer To lie an Ainhasaixlnr.
Washington. Doe. 12. The president
yesterday sent to the senate the name
of Ceorge V. L. Meyer.
pf the I'nited
setts, to lie ambassador p;
States to Italy.
Ex-IreIdent and I'rellen t.
Washington. Dec. 12. Kx-Presidont
narrison visited President McKinley
yestcrday afternoon. He was accom
panied by cxSecretary Poster.
De.perado Now Iteing; Huutjbt hy the Of
ficial of Indiana.
I-ogansport. Ind.. Dec. y2. Hy di
script ion and photograph Logansport
officers have positively identified as
Marvin Knhns. tlie desperado who held
the police force at bay for two hours
Monday, and wounded Patrolman Hen
Dean. The posse sent out Monday night i
returned at daybreak yesterday morn
ing, having- ascertained that Kuhiis
had walked to Peru and boarded a
Wabash freight east at 210 p. in.
Officers throughout northern Indiana
are searching for Knhns. Patrolman
Dean will recover.
I'anlf- Hurt. 10( Children.
Chicago. Dee. 12. Kifteen hundred
children fought and struggled and
crushed to escape a fancied horriM
death by fire last evening in the West
Twelfth street Turner hall. There
was no spark or flame in the buibHn;
but the cry of a startled youngster
was taken up and instantly the gath
ering or little ones was in a panic.
I-our of loo children hurt ere serious
cases, the others only slight bruises.
-On Fame. Kternal Cninpinc tironnd.
W aslnugtou, Dec. 12. Ihe remains
of Colonel Kmerson II. Li.-euiu, which
have been lying in state in ihis city
siiii-o Monday, were interred in Arliui:
ton cemetery yesterday afternoon with
military honors, the Kpiscopal service;
being used. President Mo Kin ley.
members of the cabinet and member-
of the ermont delegation in congress
attended the funeral.
Shot Two Women and Will Hanp.
Cincinnati. Dec 12. .l-.ihn W. Jolly,
who short ami killed his t-istcr-iu-lfl w.
Emma Klee-kamp. in Xewjiort. K.v..
Aug. i last. and. then shot his wife.
who later died from the fleets of her
injuries, was sente;io"d to be hanged
by Circuit Judge Hodge yesrerday. He
will be executed in the jail yard at
Newport cn l eu. 7.
Sforrlton Jnry I. Ilanrlnr.
tinonoio. is.as.. Dec. 12. At 10 p.
m. yesterday Judge Shinn sent the
.less.e Morrison jury to a hotel, direct
ing them to resume- their deli Wrrttiifr.s
ai --.o a. in. roc.-.iy. 'i he jury was j
elosen-d for nearly foiuitaj hmj's. One
of the jurors is slightly -HI.. The opin
ion generally obtains that itlie- jury
in.ty take two or thrw d.iys in reach-
ing a verdict, and that
w-i!l be UD-able to a.yee
PARLIAMENT OF IRISH
Gathering of a Great Political
Body Representing Home
ANTI-BEITISH ACTION IS TAKEN
Gen. Chaffeand the Count Again
Our Commander Moderates
"Tone" South Africa.
Dublin. Dec 12. Delegates to thft
nuniber of several thousandsrepreseut
iug county councils, borough corpora
tions, district councils, branches of the
United Irish League and kindred bod
ies, met yesterday in national conven
tion in the Dublin rotunda "to recreate
the Irish party." John Redmond, who
presided, said it was the "parliament
of the Irish people." Seveuiy-tive Irish
members of the houseof commons were
present and several priests were on the
platform. John Dillon, amid cheers,
pro-posed a resolution to the effect that,
tlie South African war was entered
upon in pursuance of a conspiracy to
deprive two free nations of their lib
erty in the interest of capitalists and
mine owners. He read let ters . from
P.oer generals giving instances of the
alleged brutality of Hritisli soldiers hi
South Africa, and also the death no
tice of a Boer boy of S in the camp
at Port Elizabeth, whose father had
refused to surrender and whose home
was blown up with dynamite. Accord
ing to the notice- the child and his
mother were deported hundreds of
miles and fed uimui iea soup. The
lad's death. Dillon described as "cow
Convention I. Greatly Kucited.'
Intensely excited by Dillon's speech,
the assembly broke forth into tierce
cries ami protests against me con
duct of the war. The resolution was
adopted unanimously, and the conven
tion ordered it telegraphed to the
president of the Afrikander Hum!.
William O Hrlen Introduced a resolu
tion excluding Timothy M.Healy from
the Parliamentary party. While their
differences are of a personal charac
ter, he urged that for the sake of
unity Healy's exclusion was neces-
Harrington Plead, for Ilenly.
Timothy Harrington, who was fre
quently interrupted, Paid that iT the
action of the delegates plunged the
country into the vortex of despair fu
ture generations would curse the con
vention and those who participated
"Hog-wash." yelled an O Hrienite m
"I know where the hog is. s.nu
Harrington, which caused protests and
- . i . . r it .
cries or lie is caning iiis icnow pa-1
t riots 'hogs.'"
Harrington, after the chairman h:'d
ndniTMiished the convention to give
him a fair hearing, made a temperate
appeal for harmony. After other
siK'echesan amendment taking the bit
terness out of the resolution was pro
posed bv Father . McXeece. but this
Kuh, Nathan, Fisher Co.
Who cares, as lon as you can buy fine clothing at about 50 cents on the
dollar. We were on the ground lloor, and bought thousands of dollars'
worth of their most desirable suits, overcoats and ulsters.
MEN'S ULSTEKS, WORTH fo.OO
MEN'S ULSTERS, WORTH 6.50
MEN'S ULSTERS, WORTH $10.00
MEN'S ULSTERS, WORTH f 15.00
MEN'S OXFORD MELTON OVERCOATS WORTH $18.00.
MEN'S FANCY CHEVIOT SUITS, WORTH f 10.00
Great Big Bargains all Along the Line. Don't Buy Until You See
Our Stock of K., N. & F. Real Bargains. We
Undersell Them All.
YOU KNOW US.
was rejected overwneimtngiy arm
O'Rrien's resolution was adopted,
only twenty-rive hands showing
against it. The convention then ad
journed for the day.
THATrNPfLEASAXTXESS AT PEKING.
Chaffee and Walder.ee Shake Hand, and
All Is Loxely Again.
London. Dec 12. A Berlin dispatch
says an authorized statement lias been
issued there, relative to the ChatYee
AValdersee incident, whic h says that
"Ooneral C-haffee wrote Field Marshal
von Waldersee a letter in a rough
tone. Field Marshal von Waldersee
refused to receive it. returning the
same to Ceucral Chaffee. The latter
then wrote a second letter, apologizing
for his objectionable expressions.
whereuiMin Field Marshal von Walder
see invited General Chaffee to break
fast and ihe incident was amicably
A Washington cable has this to say
of the matter: "The war department
has received a report from Ueneral
Chaffee of the incident, that oc-eurrcnl
at Peking in connect ion with his rep
resentations to Field Marshal von
Waldersee. It appears that Ueneral
Chaffee did use some pretty vigorous
language in protesting against the
thieving and looting of ihe foreign
troops. What particularly hurt the
feelings of Waldersee was a pointed
reference by Ceneral Chaffee to the
fact that ihis disgraceful and unniill-
tary practice of locking was being in
dulged in. not by Ihe men who did
the fighting and opened the way to
Peking, but by late comers, who had
borne none of the brunt of conflict and
hardship. Waldersee himself did not
reach Peking until long after the ex
peditionary force had occupied the
"It Is recognized here officially that
General Chaffee had provocation for
Lis deliverance, but regret is felt that
he used this tone In addressing the
field marshal. It is significantly joint
ed out here that perhaps it was not in
cumbent upon CeneralChaffee to make
any representations; whatever on this
subject to the field marshal, as there
is no longer any oflieial tie letween
them. When the United States gov
ernment changed the character of its
military representation in Peking from
an expeditionary force to a mere le-
agtion guard, oi course mat guard no
longer came under the control of the
commander-in-chief at Peking. but was
simply a part of Minister Conger's ofti
SITt'ATION IN SOI'TO AFRICA.
Milner Give, the Afrikander Resolution
the Marhle Heart.
Town. Dec 12. Sir Alfred
governor of Cape colony, yes
received the deputation ap
by the recent Afrikander con-
present to him for transmis-
sion to the Hritisli government the
three resolutions adopted by the; con
gress. In reply to tli6 demitatiou's
spokesman he said: "I shall forward
these resolution to the imperial gov
ernment with my strong disapproval.
They were framed by clever men now
engineering the present agitation and
encouraging those who are carrying on
a hopeless resistance." The pith of the
Continued on Third page.
Stands the Loss
to Mention a Few Articles.
OBEY THE LAW
Three Chicago Jurists Hand
Down an Important
AN ILLINOIS REQUIREMENT
Eight Hundred Corporations
in State Affected in Mat
ter of Penalties.
Chicago, De;. 12. Judges Tuloy,
Watermaun and Dunne, of the circuit
court, sitting on the bench, today
handed down a decision in the corpor
ation cases involving the constitu
tionality of the anti-trust laws of Illi
nois, in which the court ruled that
corporations in Illinois must continue
to make atlidavits to the secretary of
state that they are in no way connect
ed with any trust or combination in
restraint of trade.
Involves Many Corporation.
The decision involves the enforce
ment of tines of $.r0 on nearly SUO
Illinois corporations which refused to
file aflidavits with the secretary of
state as requested by law.
KNOX AND DE WET
IN A RUNNING FIGHT
London, Dec. 12. Kitchener cables
the war otlice: "Knox reports from
Helvetia that he was engaged in a
running tight with DeWet, the enemy
moving toward Kuddersburg, where
there's a column ready to cooperate
with them. The Boers attacked a
post near Barberlnn. The British
casualties were three killed, live
wounded, and 13 taken prisoners.
The captured men have since been
London, Dec. 12. Negotiations be
tween the powers regarding the joint
China note were concluded satisfac
torily yesterday, H agrec'" to the
conditions identically i.a Ou. lined bv
Count Von Buelow, imperial chancel
lor of Germany, the 19th, with the
exception of the introductory clause
saying the demands are irrevocable,
which was eliminated.