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BOCK ISliAND. IX.L... FRIDAY. DECEMBER 21, 1900.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
Majority of National Law
makers Leave for Homes
SHORT SESSION HELD TODAY
Deaths of Mrs. Frye and Rep
resentative Wise An
nounced. Washington, Dec. 21. When the
house-met today there were leas than
100 members on the floor. The ma jor
ity of members have already departed
for their homes to spend the holiday
recess. After approval of the journal
some routine matters were transacted
by unanimous consent. At 12:08 the
senate adjourned until Jan. 3.
Ho business was transacted by the
senate. The news of the death of the
wife of President Pro Tem Frye was
conveyed oflicially to the senate, and
out of respect to her memory imme
diate adjournment was taken.
Jones, Virginia, announced the
death of Representative Wise, and the
customary resolutions were adopted,
and committee appointed. At 12:20
the house adjourned until Jan. 3.
Washington. Ic. "1. After spend
ing the -ireatcr i;irt of the pa.-t fort
night in cou--ideriug ih- Hay-I'aunce-1'ote
treaty for the modification of the
Claytou-lSuIwcr convention of lbo
the euat- yesterday consumed only
one hour and ten minutes in amending
it and ratifying it as ameiuled. Dur
ing tin 1 ime there were six roll calls
:ind several viva voce votes. Tin first
live of the roll calls were on amend
ments offered y individual senators,
and the last one oil the resolution to
ratify the treaty as amend-ed. All
the amendments except that offered by
I'oraker and that rciorUd by the committee-
on foreign relation- were voted
1'u by majorities averaging aliotit
Tin ra tliieafion resolution was
adopted by a vote of .V to IS. Lodge,
who as a memlx-v of the committee on
foreign relation has piloted the treaty
through the senate since the death of
Chairman Iiavis. lost 110 time in de
manding that t he voting begin when 3
Vote on KlLlns , meudiiient.
The foreign relations couiimtfee
amendments were read first. Lodge
himself suggrsti-d a verbal amendment
to the fil-u of these, adding the word
convention'' alter the word "which."
o as to make tin; amendment read
'which convention is hereby -upcr-.stded."
He explained that the suggestion
had ln-eii niaile tli.it without the ad
dition of that word the amendment
might Ik construed as applying only
to articles VIII of the t'luytou-Hul-wer
treaty, whereas, he said, it was
intended to apply to the entire treaty.
The amendment was accepted, and the
two committee anieiiliii,:s tlieu were
loth acc-pted witliont division.
Tin- lirst roil ciill was upon KIkius'
amendment, declaring that "nothing
contained m this treaty siiall be -on-i-rrin-d
to prevent the I'nited States
from acijttiring at any time stitticlent
territory and sovereignty over the
Mime iijmmi which to build, manage, op
crate, ih-feud. fortify, protect and -ou-tnd
said canal, or for any oilier pur-w.-w-s
as the I'nited States may deem
lest in its own interests." It was lot
by a vote of :." to 4.". tl- yeas being:
Itacon. ltard. Hate. Harry. Ibveridge.
ltutler. flay, t'ockrrll. 'uUktsoii. l:in
iel. Klkiu. Mallory. .Musiii, Money.
IVnrse. I Yttiirrew. Sullivan. Talifer
ro. Teller. Tillman. Tow ne, Tr.rley.
Turner and Vest.
Voir 'in ttm Other Iloll Call.
The otlM-r auK'iidmeiit roll calls wen
as follows: On IMitler's amendment to
t-trike out Section 7 of Article ". pro
hibiting fort iticat ions yeas. 1 4
nays: Mason's amendment authori.
ing the roteet ion of the canal as the
I'nited States may iN-cm projH-r J 5
yeas. 41 nays: Hard's amendment re
serving the right of the I'nited Stab-s
to discriminate in tlie -anal traffic in
favor of A merlci! n vessels 'J 7 y-as. -13
nays: Tillman's amendment authoriz
ing the defense of the canal ami the
maintenance of public order by the
I'nited States 17 yeas. 4.1 nays. tr
aker withdrew his amendments 1--caux
ihcy were the same as those re
jvortetl by the committee on foreign re
lations. The nay vote on tinal ratiti-
-at ion wa as follows: Allen. Hani,
liate. Berry. Hutler. foeki-H. Culler
son. I'auiel. Heittihl. Martin. Mason.
Money, Pettlgrew. Teller. Tillman.
Turley. Vest ami Wellington IS.
riTH OF T3K KATIFIKD IRtAIV.
1 I'rluilnl of Nontralixation Ai-.
rrpinl and Deflnc-d bjr Rule.
The treaty as ratified, omitting the
preamble is substantially as follows:
Article 1 actves nat the I'uitetl
States alone may build the canal mid
have the exclusive right of providing
for the regulation and management
Article The high contracting par
lies, desirius to preserve and maintain
the general principle" of neutraliza
tion established In article S of the Clay-toii-Burwer
convention, which oonveii
4. ton Is hereby aaperx-ded. adopt as
JIltlMilS vf filch neutralization OuelL'L-
lowing ruies, substantially as embodied
In the convention between Great Brit
ain and certain other powers, elgned at
Constantinople Oct. IT., lsvi. for the
navigation of the Suez maritinie oiinal,
that is to say:
1. The canal shall be free and open,
in time of ware uj in time of oeaee,
to the vessels of commerce and of war
of all nation--, on terms of entire equal
ity, fo that there shall be no diu.-rini-iuatiou
against any nation or its citi
zens or subject in respect of the con
ditions or charges of traffic, or other
wise. - The canal shall never be block
aded, nor shall any right of war be
exercised, nor any act of hostility be
committed within it
3. Vessels of war of a belligerent
fchall not revictual nor take any stores
in the canal except eo far as may be
strictly necessary; and the transit of
fuch vessels through the canal shall
be effected with the least possible de
lay, in accordance with the regula
tions in force, and with only such in
termission as may result from the
necessities of the service.
Prizes Khali 1m in all respect subject
to the same rules as vessels of war of
4. Xo belligerent shall embark or
disembark troops, munitions of war. or
warlike materials, in the canal except
in case of accidental hindrance of the
transit, ami in such case the transit
hall le resumed with all possible dis
Theprovislonsof this articles fhall
apply to waters adjacent to the canal. I
within three marine miles of either
end. Vessels of war of a belligerent
Khali not remain in such waters longer
than twenty-four hours at any one
time, except in case of distress, and in
such case shall depart as soon as oos-
sible; but a vessel of war of one bel
ligerent shall not depart within twenty-four
hours from the departure of a
vessel of war of the other belligerent.
It is agreed, however, that none
of tlie immediately foregoing condi
tions and stipulations in sections num
bered J. . 3, 4 and ." of this article
tdiall apply to measures which the
United States may lind it necessary to
take for securing by its own forces the
defense of the I'nited States and the
maintenance of public order.
0. The plant, establishments, build-l
r .... i ..I, i. - t.. .i
m;: ;iuu an woius necessary 10 ine
construction, maintenance and opera
tion of the canal shall be deemed to
be imrt thereof, for the purjioses of this
convention, and in time of war as lu
time of peace shall enjoy
immunity from attack or
1-eiligcrents and from acts
to impair their usefulness
as part of
7. No fortifications shall be erected
commanding the canal or the waters
adjacent. The I'nited States, however,
shall le at lilerty t'i maintain such
military jKilice ahng I lie canal as may
ho necessary ro protect it aaiust law
lessness and disorder.
CtOSK OF Till: AKGl'MKNT.
Counsellor AUri li Talkt to the National
Washington, Dec. 21. The oratory
on the great question before the su
preme court is done, and that distin
guished Ixxly is considering whether
the const it in ion follows the flag with
out the help cf congress. Charles II.
Aldrit'h. of (Chicago, closed the case
and some of the propositions he laid
down were as follows:
"That the power to tax, levy duties,
etc.. extends to the entire United
"That the terra 'United -States em
braces "tiur great republic, which is
comxsed of states ami territories.
That 'it Is not less nei-essary. on
the principles of our constitution, that
uniformity in the imposition of 1m
lorts. duties and excises should be
observed in the one than the other.
It follows from the alove that the
rights ami obligations of the territory
thus a port of the United -States and
the inhabitants thereof are measured
and testetl by the constitution."
As to the contention that the Philip
pines were n: a part of the United
States, Aldrich said: "if the islands
ceded by -Spam are foreign territory,
then our oimrry would have as Its
commercial representatives therein
consuls." The attorney general's in
terpretation of t lie word sovereignty,"
Aldrich said, was tlokt this govern
ment had a right to do what any oth
er nation docs. This word had become
niot jopular since we entered unon a
colonial policy. Htrt Aldrich declared
that the sovereignty of the United
States was one exercised under the
Aldrich entered a protest against the
ue of Jefferson's name in supiort of
the rropositioti tiiat the United States
can acquire and hold territory indef
initely. It was settled beyond question
that Jefferson himself had not regard
ed the Louisiana purchase as constitu
tional. Congress la Rrlef.
YVa-hingion, lee. 21. A spirited de
bate was precipitated in The senate
yesterday over the i-esolutiou of ("han
dler to discharge the committee on
contingent exjiense from further con-'
skloratiou of the resolution authoriz
ing an investigation of the Montana
senatorial case, but no action was
taken upon the resolution. There was
no iniiKrtant business transacted in
open s4-ssion. In secret ession the
Hay-Paun-oefote treaty was amended
anil rattled as amended.
The ho-.ise passed the Indian and the
military academy appropriation hill.
The forme- carried Sli.fOi.Si.'fi and the
latter S7tx".l."l. Neither provoked
Confirmed by the cetr.
Washington. Iec. 21. The senate
continued the following nominations:
. S. 1 "ran. Is. of New Vork. minister
to Creoce: Arthur S. Hardy, of New
Hampshire, minister to Switzerland:
J. ;. A. Leishinan, jf Pennsylvania,
minister u Turkcr.
Phil Arinsoi' III Aca.
Pir.iitr-iv TT)ev 2 rtvilio II Arninnr.
bmd of Armour & ('.. w ho has been '
slightly 111 for a f ;w days iasf. was
reported to be in a serious though '
pot aUraiiv ccpiCoa Lu; o;r. I
STORY OF THE CRIME
Involving the Kidnaping of Ed
ward A. Cudahy's
THE BOY'S EXPERIENCES RELATED
The Note Under Which the Fath
er Acted in Paying the
Omaha, Dee. 21. Late last night
Cudahy announced that he would, pay
52o,uj reward for the apprchensiou
of the abductors of his son. -3.000 for
one and ?Jo,000 for two of them.
Omaha, Neb., Dec. 21. There is re
joicing in tlio honie of Edward Cuda
Ly, the wealthy packing-house owner
and capitalist of this city. Kdwaid
Uudahy, Jr.. who was kidinipedi Tues
day evening, after being held thirty
fri hours for a ransom of .2.",0OO in
gold, which the young man's father
unhesitatingly paid, has been returned
to bis family and the boy and. hi par
ents are receiving congratulations
from relatives and friends throughout
the country. .Mr. ami Mrs. Cudahy
feel that they have cause for relief,
not only over the return of their youth
ful son, but also Ix-canse- one or ios
?ibly more of their daughters were not
included in the conspiracy which has
-aused them so much unxiety and
gTief, as a statement of the cousiura
tors. overheard hy the lad white he
was in their ixvwer, indicated ihat they
bad been attempting for a moutb to
secure possession of one of his sis
ters. Tells or 111 Long Kiile.
Cudahy has In-en very reticent
tlnoughout the aflair, but has finally
made known the details of a long ride
into the country to deitosit a bag con
taining $2.",(hhi in gold in a place indi
cated in a letter written Wednesday
to Cudahy by the outlaws, naming this
condition as a surety for the return of
the boy. In order ro do this alsolute
secrecy was nevs-ary, and a trusted
messenger was dispatched to "the 1 ank
to oc4ire the gold. Cudahy held him
self in readiness, and shortly after sup-lM-r
he entered a light road buggy, ami
nfter securing the money started out
ontirely alone for i he place of morr
ingthe kidnapers. To ideut-ify himself
1m hail attached to the dashboard of
his buzgy a red lantern, which was
one of the conditions of the letter.
I'irt-t'lion lie Had to Take.
Cudahy drove north on the Sherman
avenue road to a point about five miles
from the city, where he found, near
the road, a white lantern suspended
from a t-hort stake driven into the
ground. This sigual he had leen
watching for. it being named as vthe
place for leaving the money. The lo
cation of the lantern was- near thf
river hank, but when Cudahy arrived
nolHKly was in sight. He at once
alighted, .placed the bag of gold con
veniently near the stake, and without
waiting for developments secured the
borsos' reins and returned to the city
without hearing a sound.
Ilantlitft Keep Their Word.
That the bandits were near the spot
and at once wcured the valuable pack
age cannot le doubted, for aliout 1
a. in. yesterday the young lwy ran
breathlessly up to the door of his fath
er's home and rang the bell for ad
mission. Notwithstanding' the entire
police and detective force of the city,
soveral Pinkertotrs from Chicago arid
half a hundred of Cudahy's owu
men have been searching diligently for
a clue looking to the capture of the
outlaws, ever since the return of the
young man. tip to this writing nothing
has been developed to give the least
idea of the identity of the men who
perpetrated the crime.
LtTTTtK WKITTiTnKV THE THUGS.
Threat to Uliml the Boy with Acid I Bless
Following is the letter the kidnajters
pi tit 'to Cudahy. It is dated Omaha.
"We have kidnain-d your child and
demand .$2."..0oj (twenty-five thousand
dollars), for his safe return. If you
give us the money the thild will" bo
returned as -safe as when you last saw
him. but if you refuse we will put
acid in his eyes and blind him. then
we will immediately kidnap another
millionaire's child that we have Knot
ted and demand Jfduo.ono, and we will
got it. for he will see the condition of
your child and realize the fact that we
lr.eau business and will not be monkey
ed with or captured.
"lo-t the money all iu g'ld five,
ttn and twenty-dollar pieces; put it in
a w hite wheat sack; get in your bugfcy
alone on the night of Dec. 1!), at 7
o'clock p. in., and drive south from
your house to Center street: turn west
on Center andtdrive lm k to Uuser'n
park and follow the paved road to
wards Fremont. When you come to a
lantern tlrat is lighted by the side of
tlie road place the money by the lantern
and immediately turn your horse
around and return home. You will
know our lantern, for it will have two j
rillons, black and white, tied on thej
handle. You must plae a red lantern i
on your buggy where it can be plainly j
M-en so we will know yon a mile away. 1
"This letter ami every part of it '
must be returns! with the money, ami j
any attempt at capture will be the ,
saddest tiling you ever done. If you 1
remember, mm? twenty years ago
Charley Itoss was kidnaped in New ,
York city and SJo.OOO ransom .isked.
Old man Koss was willing to give up
the money, but Burns, the gTeat de
tective, with other, persuaded the old
man not to give up the money, assur
ing him that the thieves would be
raptured. Itoss died of a broken
heart, sorry that be allowed the de
ttctives to dictate to him. -
This letter must not Tre seen by
any ont but you. If the police or some
stranger Knew ns contents tney mignt
attempt to capture us. although against
your wish, or some one uiignt us a
lantern and represent us. thns the
wping party 6ecuring tne money, ana
this would be as fatal to you as if you
refused to give the ruouey. So you see
the danger if you let this letter be
"Mr. Cudahy. you are up against It.
and there is only one way out. GIVK
UP THE COIN. Money we want end
money we will get. If you don't give
up. the next mau will, for he will see
that we mean business and you can
lead your boy around blind the rest
of your days and all you will have is
the copper sympathy.
Do the right thing by us and we will
do the same by you. If you refuse you
will soon see the saddest sight you
over seen. Wednesday, Dec. ID. This
night or never.
"Follow these instructions and no
harm will be fall you or yours."
Most people will wonder why the
police did not frame up and attempt to
capture the kidnapers of young Cu
dahy when his father took out that
52."i,i00 Wednesday evening," said
Chief of Police Donahue last night.
"We could have done so, but it was
Mr. Cudahy's wish that we do nothing
that would interfere with, the safety of
the boy. Mrs. Cudahy was nearly
broken down with nervous prostration,
and Mr. Cudaliy was little better."
He said to us, I first want the boy," so
he took the marter in his own hands
and went out alone with the mouey.
I told him that we were at his service
and would do anything he wanted of
us. -but he was so afraid that they
might do something to the boy that
would iujure idni.
"Now. I can say that no effort will
lie lost to bring the abductors to jus
tice. This is for the benefit f he pub
lie, and to prevent a repetition of this
most dangerous crime. Mr. Cudahy
evinces but little desire to prosecute
the case, but he promises to do what
ever we want hini to do in the matter.
He has offered no reward and I think
is spending no money in the case. He
is the U'st satisfied man I ever saw,
now rhat he has his boy again."
STOKV TOLU UX YOUNG CUDAHY.
Falsely Arrested Right Ac ros the Street
From His Home.
Omaha. Neb.. Dec. 21. When young
Kdward Cudahy arose yesterday morn
ing he was questioned concerning the
circumstances of his disappearance
and told the following: He said that
he was in front of tleneral Cowin's
home, just across the istreet from his
own home, on his way back from the
Kustiu residence, Tuesday evening,
when two men approached him. One
of them stepiH-d up to him and said:
"We are sheriffs from Sarpy county
and arrest you as Kddie MclJee, who
escajH-d from the reform -school." The
lad protested that he wes not the
mythical F.ddie Mctiee, but his captors
said that he would have to le identi
fied. They placed him in a buggy and
drove to Thirty-sixth sireer aud thence
south to Leavenworth street. As they
apiwoachtd Iyeaveuworth .street a mo
tor car passed them. The lad recog
nized the conductor aud said to his
captors: "There is a man who knows
me; he can identify me." But the
captors immediately blindfolded him
and whipped up the horse. The lad
thinks that they crossed Leavenworth
street and then drove in a southwest
erly direction. Presently they came
to a house which, in the opinion of the
lad, is somewhere in the southwest
ern part of South Omaha. Young
Cudahy was taken from the buggy and
placed in a room and chained to the
Here he remained all night and the
next day. His hands were tied and
the chains on his feet prevented him
from getting a good view of his sur
roundings, even nfter the blindfold
had been removed. He knows, how
ever, that he was in an empty room
aud that the blind on the windows
were closed. On the trip to the place
of imprisonment the men, he says,
talked a little altout themselves, lie
gathered from them that there were
six in the gang. One of thso men
canie from Mexico recently and from
Denver very lately, and was an ex
pert iu the kindnaping business. Aft
er the mysterious house was reached
ono man guarded him during a great
er portion of the day. The second
man was in and out of the room at
From a conversation lctween the
abductors nnd himself the young man
learned that the abductors had been
seek'iig to abduct one of the girls of
tin family, and had been planning this
coup lor four months. AT night, for
some unknown reason, the men re
leased young Cudahy from his chains
and paid: We are going to take you
home." Then they led him to a hack.
He was driven rapidly through the
darkness to " Thirty-soveuth street,
wheie be was allowed to leave the
arriage. From there he walked home,
arriving there sliortly after 1 o'clock
in th- morning. The bandits made no
explanation to him why they gave him
Three Apportionment Propositions.
Washington. Dec. 21. Hopkins,
chairman of the house committee on
census, ha filed the majority report
on the reapportionment bill, fixing the
memberstiip of tlie house at So": Bur
leigh of Maine has filed a minority
report of six menTbers In favor of a
house to be couiiHjsed of :i6 memoera
and Orumpaeker of IndiaLa Kubmitted
an independent report in favor of re
duclnjr the representation !n the south
em states to tbe extent of the abridge
ment of the suffrage
, Xmii Present for Employes.
Chicago. Dec. 21. The 3.0OO em
ployes of the Crane company of this1
t-ity will receive substantial Christ
mas presents from their employer thi
year. Kvcry man in the service of
the company will receive an amount
eual to o i -r cesit. of the aggregate
of h- wages during tlie last year.
The total amount to le distribute!
n-.ii -iies $loi.i.0. the employe- averag
ing 'SJ3 caclv
i ne propoHeil national home for agei
and Indigent Elk will jo All proba
bility be erected at Colorado Springs,
One That Made It a Crime to
Refuse to Employ a
DECLARED A VIOLATTCIT OF EIGHTS
Several Interesting Supreme
Court Decisions Other v
Springfield, 111., Dec. 21. The 6U
premo court yesterday rendered an
opinion declaring the act of lSD-'J,
passed to protect employes and guar
antee tbeir right to belong to labor or
ganizations, unconstitutional. The
opinion is in the case of Charles (Jd
lespie vs. the People, from the coun
ty court of Vermillion county, wliere
Cillespie was fined $2" for violating
the act by discharging lieu ben tJil
bons. a carpenter, for joining the
union. In dcl"aring the act to be un
constitutional the court holds that it
deprives employers of the right to ter
minate contracts with employes, a
righ guaranteed by the orgauic law
of the state. The court fun her holds
that tlie legislature is forbidden to de
prive either employer or employe of
that right, and that it has no author
ity to pronounce the performance of
an Innocent act criminal, when the
public health, safety, -comfort or wel
fare Is not interfered with. The court
reversed and remanded the case with
instructions to the trial court to dies-
miss the prosecution.
Blatter of Life Insurance.
The court affirmed the judgment of
the trial and appellate courts in the
case of the Covenant Mutual Life as
sociation of Illinois against Fanny
Kentner, which decides that such a
c ompany ha no right, to raise the rate
for life murance beyond the af-sess-metit
figure contained in the contract
of insurance. The husband of Mrs.
Kentner had refused to pay an assess
ment upon the grounds that it was ex
cessive, and the company refused to
pay the claim, ine trial court gave
judgment against the company tor tne
full amount of the claim $r,000.
Licenses for the Plumbers.
In reversing the case of Wilkie vs.
the People, the court, holds that Sec
tion 14ir. revised code of the oity
f Chicago, requiring each master
plumber to obtain a city li-ense and
pay a fee "therefor of S.'io. is invalid.
The court says that it the ordinance
was ever valid it was rend-erd void by
the passage of an act by the legisla
ture to provide for licensing plumb
el's. The only license that may be col
lected from plumbers' is the .." author
ized by the slate law to be paid to
the examining board for a -citihcato
which entitles a mas-tor plumber to
follow bis trade in any part of the
Railway Company "ot Liable.
In affirming the judgment of
Btinenor court oi look county.
court decides that a railroad company
is not liable for damages. to .adjacent
Everything for Every Man at Every
S Price for the
lost Suitable Xmas Presents
We are Headquarters for All Kinds of Useful Presents for S
Men, Boys and Children.
l 50 SmoHlng Jackets. j
f9 Our entire stock including plenty worth $7.50, $8.50 and $9.00, in order
IT to sell them quick, your choi.e of the entire lot for J
I $5.00 J
j YOU KNOW US. t
I THE LONDON
property claimed to result rrotu the
elevation of its tracks, either in pursu
ance of ordinauve-s or to meet the grow
ing demands of trade or commerce iu
Jilted Jler Old Lots.
Decatur. Ills.. Dee. 21. Invitations
were out for the marriage on Christ
mas day of Chartes. Dillard. a farmer
living near St. Louis, and Lora True
blood, daug-hter of Kev. H. W. True
Mood, of the Dalfou City Fnited
Brethren church. The parents of the
girl came to IXecatur to make arrange
ments for the wedding and while they
were away their dauglirer and John L.
Jones, of ' Paola. Ind.. went to Sulli
van and were nianried. They left for
Indiana. The girl was engaged to
marry Jones last summer, but there
was a misunderstanding.
Many Callers on tlie Governor-Klect.
Springfield. Ills., Dec. 21. Ooveimor
Ulect Yates had so many callers that
he was compelled to request the
Springfield people iu waiting to sur
render their time to outsiders. The
largest delegation wiis composed? of
committeemen from -Che various rail
road eugiloyes brot ht-rhoods of the
state, who want Charles F. Clark, of
Springfield, an eugiue-r on the Chi
cago. Peoria- and St. Louis railroad,
appointed on the railr-oad ami ware
house commission. .
Heath of Dr. Justus Tovntenil.
Springfield. 111-.. Dec. 21. Dr. Jus
t-its- Towusend. oise of the most promi
nent physicians in Illinois until strick
en with paralysis four year ago, died
last night, aged 72 years. He was in
the service of the I'nited, States gov
ernment during tlie civil war as as
Real Katate Healer Fails.
Springfield. 111., Dftc. 21. Jauiles R.
Maxeey, a prominent real esttate deal
er ami auctioneer of this city, today
filed a petition iu bankruptcy in the
I'nited States district court. Liabili
ties are scheduled at $"C,7So, and as
sets' at about $125.
NEWS PACTS IN OUTLINE.
John W. Yerkes. of Kentucky, com
missioner, of internal revenue, has en
tered uion his duties.
Colombian rebels have bt-eja defeated
in a great battle, losing GOO iiilled and
Three firemen were killed and many
iujured by the bursting of a steam
pipe on the British steamer Dotniugo
Williaun Apple, a JKv ear-old newsboy
of Chicago, was instautly killed by
an electric mail car.
The Texas Kelief association, of Chi
cago, has senif ?4,."S1 more for the JaI
veston sufferers, mating a total sent
An attempt was made to rob the
Nebraska state treasury yesterday
morning, but the thieves were fright
Three houses were wrecked and sev
en persons injured by two natural gas
explosions at Heaver Falls. Pa. A
3-year-old son of Frank liarns. was
The structural steel pool will hold a
meeting In New York the latter part
of next week.
Today is the f wenty-hrth anniversary
of the consecration of Archbishop Ire
land as a bishop.
John Owens Goes to His
Death at Paris, 111., Con
cealing His Identity.
PENALTY FOR BRUTAL CRIME.
Believed To Have Been Well
Connected, But Protected
Paris, 111., Dec. 21. Preserving to
the last the silence with which he has
shrouded his identity, John Owens,
alias Radclifle. went bravely to death
on the gallows today for the brutal
murder of James F. Kogue, of this
city, in September last. About 200
persons witnessed the execution.
The crime for which Owens paid
the penalty of death was the murder
of James llogue, of this city, in a Big
Four stock car the night of Sept. 22,
19C0. Hogue and the young man
named Emory Vandeventer got into
the car at Paris to ride toTerre Haute,
Ind. Soon after leaving this city
they were attacked by Owens and
William Dailey, who had been se
creted in a dark corner of the car, and
asked to hand over their money.
Vandeventer complied, giving Dailey
18.40. llogue resisted, and, after
striking his assailant, made his es
cape to the top of the car. Owens
followed, and shot him. Returning
to the car Owens got another revolver
from Dailey, and mounting to the top
of the car, tired several more shots
into Hogue's body and kicked him off
the car. In the meantime Vande
venter had slipped oat of the car and
taken a position on the brake rod.
He rode to Terre Haute and there
gave information which resulted in
the arrest of Owens and Dailey. who
had left the train at West Terre
Haute. Both confessed the crime.
Owens, when put on trial, pleaded
guilty and was sentenced to be hung
Dailev stood .trial and the jury gavo
him 40 years in the Southern Illinois
Carried Mystery to II U UtAve.
Owens carried the mystery of his
past life to the scaffold. Though in
quiries have come to the sheriff from
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