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ROCK ISIiAND. HL., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29. 1900.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
Exciting Times in London
Stock Dealing Over a
A COLLAPSE CAUSES OTHERS
London and Globe Finance
Corporation Suspends and
London. Dec. 29. The suspension
of the London and Globe Finance cor-
poration was followed today by bam
mering on the stock exchange of 12
lirrns as follows: Haggard, Hale te
Pixley, (iale& Driver. Douglas, Jr.. &
Co., Cornfoot Brothers, F. A. Cohn,
Blickry fc Buckingham. Gunn fc Au
brey, Richards & Slcper, Baker &
Smith, F. C. Watts & Co., Flower &
Co. and F. Hoully & Co. The first
named is a big firm with important
connections. While the di Hi unities of
the firms are closely connected with
the London and Globe, the division is
largely discounted. The repeated fall
of the hammer this morning caused a
t eam That All I. Not Known.
The fears are that th3 full list of
values is not yet known. Some trouble
was disclosed on the stock exchange
yesterday in the West Australian
market, resulting in a considerable fall
in shares in t'je London and Globe
Finance corporation, limited, and the
Lsroi Mining comptny, limited Seven
firms had checks returned by the
clearing houses. This does not imply
a f iiluro, as it is expected h usual
par cent per graino allowed will
enable the lirms to meet their en
gagements. The l;?;h failure of the stock brok
ers was announced before the close of
The failures . todav involved 28
members of the stcck exchange.. " It is
generally regarded in the mining
markers being the blackest day since
ine ljarn.g smasn, wiiicn was uisas
tmus to all departments. Today's
crisis !il not ixtenil toother markets,
but most of them closed depressed.
BODY IS GROUND TO BITS.
Tralas Itun All Night Over Victim of ao
ludlanw SI order.
Jeffersonville, Ind., Dec. 29. All
night long trains on the Baltimore &
Ohii and Big Four ran over the body
of a man near Miisco. "JO miles east of
this city, grinding the tlesh into bits.
A small memorandum book was
found bearing the name and address
of William Gilmore. tf Ottuiuwa,
Iowa. The man was murdered and
placed ou the track, presumably by
AS TO POLICY.
St. I.Duii. Dec. 29. A conference of
the middle of the road populists is in
session here today in response to a
call issued by Chairman of the Na
tional Committee Parker, of Ken
tucky, for the purpose of discussing
the future policy ui the party. After
addresses tv Chairmain Harper, Prof.
George D. llcrrou. of Griunell, Iowa,
and a general discussion, a committee
was appointed to prep:ire an address.
Springfield. III.. Dec. 29. Horace
S. Miller, assistant state's attorney of
Sangamon county, and Norman Gil
lette, a conductor on the Chicago &
Alton between Springfield and Bloom
ingtou. met on the street this atter-
nooa auu ijuarreieu over icinarks
made to Miller by Giliette regarding
the former's attentions v. towards Gil
lette's sister. Miller drew a revolver
and shot Gillette in the arm. Millir
surrendered to the sheriff.
CHARGED WITH CRIME
St. Lniis. Dee. VJ. Charles J.
Brenner, bojlr keeper, cishier and
confidential clerk at tha Wainwright
branch of the sit. Louis BrewiDg com
pauy. is charged in a warrant issued
today with embezzling $3,000 during
the past three or four years. Bren
ner, who is aged 4?. has been con
nected with the company in a coni
dential capacity 10 years.
WHEAT AND FLOUR UP.
Advance lo the Former eod Latter tor
Chicago. Dsc. 29. The local price
of May wheat advanced 2 cents today
.nirfnnrtfrDm Minncanolis said the
millers had advanced the pr?ce cf
Hour lo ceuiaa uaiici. auc au.au.?.
in wheat was on a buoyant s
tire market, due to stubborn firmness
rtcentlj displayed' by Liverpool, and
to the pronounced falling off in north
western wheat receip's.
CLOSE CALL FOR BIG STORE.
Marshall Field & Co.' Chicago BaUdUf
Chicago. Dec. 29. Fire at 7 this
morning, which for a time threatened
the vast retail store of Marshall Field
& C -. did about $25,000 damage to
the third and fourth floors of the
State street building.
Hunter. S D.. Dec. 29. Fire de
stroyed the business part of the town
today. The loss is 75 000.
FOLLOWS HIS VICTIM.
Washington, Dec. 29. Samuel Mc
Donald, who one week ago shot and
killed F. H. Morris, auditor for the
war department, died this morning
from the stlf inlllctfd wounds re
ceived at the time of the murder.
BLEW OPEN BANK DOORS.
Bat Secured No Money la Burglary
Maynard, Iowa, Djc. i9 The vault
doors of the Maytard savings bank
were wrecked by burglars early today,
bat they failed to open the safe.
FAIR KANSAS CRUSADER.
Mrs. Nation' Trial 1'oatponed tier Do
ing Indorsed by the W. C. T. I'.
Wichita. Kan., lee. 2!. Mrs. Carrie
Nation, the W. C. T. I", woman from
Medicine I ,od go who broke mirrors in
t!:o Carey hotel War room. appealed fer
tr:u in the city court yesterday after
noon and announced that becau-e her
lawyer disappointed her at tli" last
moment she was not repared to an
swer to liie charge and desired to have
the case continued.
What day will suit your conveni
ence." asked the court. "Almost any
dav the latter part of next week." was
How will Friday doV" "Not at all.
your honor. Christ was crucilitd n
that day. and I am afraid that my ene
mies will crucifv me, also, if tried ou
My co:iM-iit of lioth sides the case
Mas then continued until Saturday,
.Ian. A number of citizens ami W.
I '. T. I", members have offered to g
on Mrs. Nation's liail. but she refuses
in leave orison until the charge against
her is cleared. .Mrs. Nation was fol
lowed to her cell by at least loo V. C.
T. L". women who remained in prayer
meeting with the prisoner for some
time. The W. C. 'I. F. have wired
.?ohn 4..WooIlcv. latp presidential can
didate ou the Prohibition ticket, to !
fend Mrs. Nation.
Mrs. Nation's action may precipitate
this county into an anti-liquor war.
Mrs. Lillian Mitcliencr. of Newton dis
trict, president of the W. '. T. T'.. will
personally conduct the campaign
against the sale of intoxicants. A sig
nificant feature cf the warrant on
which Mrs. Nation was arrested is the
fact that the document does not ac
cuse her of destroying any liquors, but
only specifics j he mirror and paint
ings. Mrs. Nation was offered her lilierty
on condition that she would refrain
ftf.tn sidoon-s-nashing in the flure. lgit
slio refnst d. say it. g it was her fixed in-
W nt ion to fling stones at the windows j
and glassware of Kansas saloons un
til the lounty attorney would throw
away Iho cigar ho held in his mouth.
Mrs. Nation's husband is a lawyer, but
she says she cp-ctrno help from him.
AVOIDED THE DYNAMITE.
Telephone Company Men Keep Out of ttie
Way or Ka ine l'ertl.
Itaeine.Wis.. Dec The Citizens'
Telephone company and the Wisconsin
street property owners did not clash
Thursday as was expected. The com
pany had a gang of men setting jiole.
but i hoy did not attempt work where
injunctions had leeii issued restrain
ing them, and where it is said dyna
mite had be-u planted and warning no
tices put t;p. a mass meeting of prop
erty owners has lieen called for Sat
urday evening. Jee. 2t. iilid the situa
tion will 1' discussed at great length.
The notice sent out says that the
wrongs and encroachments suffered by
the Wisconsin street residents through
certain cororations are lecoitiing un
bearable, the lat injustice leing the
erection of large and unsightly poles,
fending tndepreeiato the value of prop
erty on the street. On that account it
has been deemed lest to come together
and outline a policy to tight to the bit
ter end. The call is signed by ten
piotuincnr property owners.
t.ood Stock to Hold.
CliVago. I lec. According to .1
report tiled yesterday bv the executors
of lie- estate of the hue i;eorge M.
Pullman the assets of the Pullman
family have increased JtiJ.ot.iO.l'On since
the death of the sleeping-ear magnate,
a little oer three vears ago.
NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE.
ilottlieb I.awrich. T2 years old. was
locked in a cell at Chicago as appar
ently drunk, while he was dying of
Kit lie Frank, ."to years old. tok
morphine, and Martha Zwaisler. 31
jrars old. carU'lic acid: loth died. Do
mestic troubles. Chicago.
Tlie oildition of S.llUUel McDonald,
who killed Auditor Morris, at Vas!i-
iiigtoi:. is considerably worse lecause ;
he K t:y;ng t. make his attempted j
suicide a success. I
Charles ;us;ave Ixmif Bonaparte. J
tailor. d:ed recently in Paris, claiming S
to In- the s:-rt . f til.- Poke of Keich- '
i;idt.the"I.ig'on" f Ibwtand's play.
Xegrcte X S-.ns. prominent linker ;
of ;unljl.ijara. Mexico, have failed!
for $2.."l" '.".
Iireyfu has written to Premier Wal-deck-Uousseau
demanding a new in
vestigation. ICussian settlers near Anainoose, N.
D.t iTe said to be fcUrvicj. 't
BIG LOOT FOR THIEVES
Mail Sack Stolen Containing
$100,000 in Negotiable Pa
per, Besides Cash.
NOT A CLEW TO THE BOBBERS
Who Had! a Good Start of the Law
Pat Crowe and the Cudahy
Detroit. Dec. 29. The Michigan
Central station at Wyandotte, a suburb
of Detroit, was the scene of a bold
mail robbery some time Thursday
night, when a jkhicIi containing, It is
estimated. $100,000 of negotiable paper
and checks and .'Hi unknown sum of
money, was stolen from the waiting
loom. Two sucks of mail and a pouch
of second class matter were dropied
on the platform by a south-lKiund
Michigan Central train at 10:28. Night
Operator ICicher. it is supiosed, took
the two bags, and instead of carrying
them to the ticket oliice, -where the
mail is usually kept, allowed them to
lay in the waiting room. Uicher live.-
in Detroit. ICicher was ignorant yes
terday of the fact that one of the bags
had beeu stolen until his attention
was called to it. first liy Day Operator
C. I.. Carl and afterward ly an oil
lH-ildler named Iiessy, who fotiud the
rilled mail sack behind a tank belong
ing to the Standard Oil company.
about 2no feet from the station.
Mall Carrier Mieii the Sack.
Ycsterdav when Mail Carrier John
Medea ry came to the statiou for the
mail sacks he missed one. Aliout I he
ame time Ueorge Bessy, a driver of
in oil wagon, reported at the station
that a pouch, ripped open and empty,
was behind an oil tank a short dis
tance from the station. 1 he .1. I.
Ford Alkali works is one of the prin-
pal industries of Wyandotte, und
about the time of the finding of the
pouch two ottii-e employes brought in a
number of checks and opened en
velopes they had found strewn along
the railroad track. Postmaster John
son, of Wyandotte, was untitled and
went at once to the scene of the rob
Could See Hie Trail Plain Kuough.
The trial of the thief was marked
along the railroad truck by strewn let
ters, checks ami drafts. Most of 1 lie
mail was Intended for the J. P.. -Ford
Co.. and a force of clerks was sent out
collect the letters strewn along the
truck. Tlie reason for this activity ou
the parr of the .T. It. Ford Co. was
thar .1. It. Ford. Jr.. said he exitectcd
draft from New York for S44.imh).
Th" draft did not come, and it is be
lieved that the rohltcr or robbers took
it with other valuable papers from the
I ON V IS I'0?ITIVFI.Y IIKNTIFIED.
Wa Sold to a Man Anw erinfr the lecrlp-
linn oT Tot Crowe.
Omaha, Neb.. Dee. -J'.i. Daniel Bur-
ris yesterday positively identified at
aeifie .lum-tioii. Ia., the jkui.v left
there mysteriously in the liarn of
Mrs. Mack, the day following the Cud-
iliy alMluction as one he sold to a man
niswering ilie des-riiuion tf Pat
Crowe, a few days before the occur
rence of that event, lie at once recog
nized the marks on the neck and feet.
Mrs. Thomas It. Cooper, a married
daughter of Burris. was shown n col
lection of tweniy-tive photogarphs
taken from the rogue's gallery, ami
asked to select, if she could, one or
more which resembled the slight-com-plexiotied
man who galled to buy the
She at once pii ked out two of the
photographs which she was sure were
those of this mats. The pictures were
iluwe of Crowe. Mrs. Cooier is the
tiftli person who saw this man who
has identiiied him with a likeness of
Crowe, and the police now feel sure
that he is on of the men wanted. They
have not !cen aide, however, to get a
clue to tile identity of the dark-eom-rlexiooed
man who was associated in
the crime. The detectives are now
very anxious to locate Lizzie Bums,
who is alleged to have beeu an in
timate friend of Crowe.
The Burns woman was employed at
hotels in South Omaha up to the time
of the Cudahy abduction, since when
she has not been seen. She was seen
with Crowe lwth in South Omaha and
Chicago. While she may not have leen
connected with the crime the io!U-e
feel they can. by locating her, si-ure
some valuable information aloutCrowe
which will lead to his arrest. She is
TU year old. light-complexloned. tall,
with grav-blue eyes.
Des Moiues. Ia.. Dee. Ex-Chief
of Detectives Jeorge Mc.Nutt. of this
city, who claims an acquaintance with
Pat Crowe extending over a ierioil of
five years, make the statement that i
lie met Crowe in this city at the cor
ner of Fourth and Walnut streets the
day before the alnluction of Edward
That Kequiaition for Thompson.
Washington. Dee. 1S. A request
was receiv-d at the state department
yesterday from Governor Pingree, of
Michigan, for the extradition of
Charles J. Thompson, who is charged
with forgery committed in Detroit.
Thompson is now in Culsi. The state
rt partinetit. taking the ground that
i lie island is at present solely under,
cotnrol of the t'uited States military. I
.lid not undertake to go into the mer- i
its of the application, but transmitted
the paiers at once to the war depart- J
meirt, Af:c-r examination as to rheir
form tliev prolwblv will be sent to '
Jeueral W.nnI at Havana.
tnlargins the Glaa factory.
Terre Haute. Ind., 21. Con
tracts have lveu let by the North Bal
timore tJlass- company for an ad.li
ti.m to the plant recently erected
here, which anmnmi to -:iO.vm. The
factory, when fully completed, will Us
one of the lest equipped in the coun
try and wtn make a specialty or manu
ius all kinds of bottles.
Taway tVoalit Be Senator.
St, Paul. Dec. 20. Representative
JamtJ A. Tawney. of Winona, has for
mally entered the race for United
Srates senator to till the unexpired
term of the late Senator C. K. Davis.
i i i. i m
WAS QUICKLY A FAILURE."
Wedding la llat Ends in Leisurely Re
pentance at Frisco.
San Francisco, Dee. 29. Dr. Charles
K. Woodward, of Chicago, the mau
who holds the record for quickly woo
ing and wedding. Is seeking a divorce.
He was married to Miss Catherine Mc
Donald in just seventeen hours from
the time he first met her, and now he
is sorry, and she bus packed her
trunks and left him. The cause of her
depjirture is not stated. Dr. Wood
ward thought she was all of earth to
him then, but he don't now.
He thought he was an army surgeon
that night, too. when he was only au
attache of the hospital corps at Angel
Island. But now his "dream of love is
o'er," and he has a first-class marriage
license "lie would like to sell cheap.
"My wife packed up her clothes and
left today," he said, "and now I want
to get a separation as soon as I cau.
It's all ovr."
CRITICISM FROM GERMANY.
Iterlin Kditor Mho Thinks We "liriKh
Treaties Aside," Itega rd lean.
Berlin. Dec. 2!. The Kreuz Zeituug.
Conservative, the chief -'mouthpiece- of
the government, whose editorial.- are
often prepared by goveiTtwent officials,
devotes two long articles to the Nica
ragua canal controversy, pronouncing
the Davis amendment of the Hay
Pauneefote treaty a "slap for Eng
land." "Treaties could .not be more reck
lessly brushed aside than they have
been in tiiis case by tlie Fniteil States
senate," says the Kreuz Zeituug. "This
disregard of the law of notions, which
had already been Manifested (luring
the jK-af-e regotiations with Spain, is
in the highest degree regrettable. It
is a counterpart of England's treat
ment of the Boer republics."
Involves All Iowa Saloons.
Sioux City. Ia.. Dec. 20. A decision
In tlie district court is annouueed
which involves the right of the Sioux
City Brewing company and all saloons
in Iowa to continue in operation under
tlie Martin liquor law. It was claimed
by Eugene I.utz, the plaintiff, that the
brewery had violated tlie law in sev
eral particulars and that in conse
quence the petition of consent under
which all saloons as well us the brew
ery operate was nullitied. The brew
Merchant Transfers Ilis Stock.
Des Moines. Ia.. Dec. 2!. Al. Olueh
lick. a general merchant at Perry, la.,
has transferred his -ock to It ice. Stix
A: Co.. of St. I.ouis.' represent ing Chi
cago, St. I.ouis, Des Moines and St.
Joseph creditors, whose claims aggre
gate $-1i.mm. The assets schedule
about S2M.IMHI. The trausfer is tem
porary, being preliminary to the tiling
of a petition in bankruptcy bv iSIuch
lick. Indicted Some Iive Keeper..
Chicago. Dee. 20. Keepers of four
teen "dives" ami gambling houses were
indicted by the grand jury yesterday
as the result of tlie inquiry into crime
and vice in Chicago. The work will
be continued. Among those indicted
on tlie charge of keeping gambling
houses is State Senator John Bro
derick. Lockjaw Was II i Death.
Hubbleton. Wis., Dec. 20. John
Ebeit died of lockjaw yesterday. He
was injured in a runaway accident,
lie was in a wagon when the horse
took fright und dashed under a tree.
A branch struck Ebert in tlie neck,
iutli. trtig a bad wound. Ixx-kjaw set
in ami he died iu terrible agony.
One of the Best Citizens.
Frankfort. Ind.. Dec. 20. Charles E.
Miller has lieen arrested here ou a
charge of safe-blowing and 'burglary.
Miller is one of the nnst prominent
young business and society men in this
city. He is out on bail and his wife
and family are in a pitible condition of
shame over his rascality.
Alrv. Myrtle Wright Goes Free.
Denver, Dee. 20. A special to The
News from Pagosa Springs. Colo., savs
W. K. Neff and Mrs. Myrtle Wright,
charged with the murder of (',. A.
Barber, of Iowa, for the purpose of
securing insurance on his life, have
been discharged at a preliminary hear
ing. All the Accused Acquitted.
Cleveland. Ieo. 20. -Tlie city coun
cil last night, with only thirteen of the
twenty members present, finished the
trial of the member accuse I of ac
cepting bribes. Within fifteen miu
utes all were found not guilty.
Only a lew Charred Bones I.ert
i;rantburg. Wis., Dec. 20. Andrew
I. und. an aged widower and old set
tler of this county, was burm-d in a
fire that destroyed ids dwelling at
Webster. Only a few charred bones
Will Go to Grand Rapids A sain.
:rand Rapids, MTich., Dee. 29. The
Michigan State Teachers" association
closed one of the most successful con
vention in its history yesterday and de
cided to come again to Jrand Bap:ds
Another Kase Ball Aggregation.
Chicago. Dec. IT.'. At a meeting held
yesterday afternoon ami evening In
the Ureal Northern hotei the Western
Association of Professional Base Ball
clubs was formed. No officers were
LyncliMt lor Burning a Itcrn.
Montgomery. Ala.. Dec 20. ;.-:rgl'
Fuller, a ln-gro. wa lynched 'i'liur- j
day night near Marion. Ferry county. '
lie was charged with burning the barn
of Ienui.s Cummiags, of whom he had
been a tenant. I
Lord W illlaaa JKerevjamr Urad. 1
I .on don, lr: 2JX ' Ird WiII':jiu
I-t-lie t! la Por: eBriford dtetl aX
midnight yesterday, lie was born 'Jul
MINERS' UNION ALERT
Good Prospect for Two Strikes in
Pits Near the State
STATU COAL CONTBACT INVOLVED
School Teacher Adjourn Teetotal
Sentiment Applauded Vandal
ism in a Church.
Springfield. Ills.. Dec. 20. The min
ers employed at the Black Diamond
Coal company's shaft, south of this
city, struck yesterday. The company
Is coniiosed of James Moore and Kol-
ert Solomon. The miners demanded
that isoloiuoii's two sons. Kev. John
Solomon, who is fireman at the shaft,
and Peter Solomon, who Is a boss b-iv-er,
join the union, and when Hobert
Solomon refused to accede to their de
mands the entire force went out.
W. D. Uyan. state secretary-treasurer
of the I'uited Mine Workers, last
night stated that the state executive
board of the mine workers had noti
tietl the Clear like Coal company u
ship no more coal to the Springlield
Contracting and Fuel company, which
has contracted, with the state to fur
nish coal for two years, .because tlie
latter company is hauling coal for the
srtate for 10 cents per ton, 31 cents
less than the uuiou teamsters' rate. In
case the Clear Lake Coal company
neglects this warning the miners there
will he ordered out.
state Teachers' Association Adjourns
Springfield. Ills.. Dec. 20. The forty-seventh
annual Convention of the
Illinois Teachers' association con
cluded last night with an address on
"The Personality of the Teacher," by
Professor Charles Blauchard. of
Wheaton college. In the course of his
address Professor Blauchard made a
remark which elicited wild applause.
He said: "How thankful we lllinois
ans should be that there will in a short
time "-e ushered into the supreme of
fice of the state and into the executive
mansion, a man and woman who re
fuse to have dancing indulged in. or
wp,ne served on the event of induction
into office." The convention elected
David I-'elinley. president Northern Illi
nois Normal university, at Normal,
president, and Joel M. Bowl by. Car
liondale. secretary. The action of t in
state Teachers" Federation in its at
tempt to have corporations taxed more
Change in the Warehouse t in.
Springfield. Ills., Dec. 20. Tlie thir
teenth aunual report of the railroad
and warehouse commission has -been
submitted to Governor Tanner. The
report shows an increase in all finan
cial transactions except tlie payment
of taxes; Uoii that item a decrease is
shown. The commission recommends
much new legislation, among which
is nn amendment to tlie warehouse law
which will enable the registrar to re
quire shippers of grain to register tlr.-ir
receipts for cancellation before tliey
will lie permitted to deliver out the
VANDALISM OFACHIKCII FACTION
Organ Pipes Filled with Glue and Keys
Sealed With Wax.
East St. Louis. Ills.. Dee. 20 The
doors of St. Patrick's church are looked
and barred, the windows nailed down,
and Sexton. Michael Slattery stauds
guard over the edifice, armed with a
loaded revolver to prevent a 1-ej.ietiiiou
of the vandalism which was jioriie
trated hist Sunday, when a bucket of
glue was poured into the organ and
incited sealing wax spread over rhe
keys. Part of the keys were cut and
others loosened, and yet others strained
out of tune, while red paiut was plenti
fully da lilted around the organ loft.
The vandalism has been laid at the
doors of that faction in the church
which has shown its hostility to Bish
op Jansseu and the present rector. Fa
ther Sweeny. The parish consists al
most entirely of men ami women of
Irish birth, and the trouble originated
from the attempt of the bishop to
force a -Senium priest upon them.
They Get Pearsons' Benefaction.
tSiluian. Ills., Dec. 20. After two
years of effort the trustees of iSrand
Prairie seminary. a Methodist school at
Onarga. have raised $75,000 toward an
endowment fund. In addition they se
cure $25,000 offered by D. K. Pearsons,
of Chicago, who extended the time lim
it twice. If the funds had not been se
cured the trustee had decided to close
Senatorial Itee Is Ttuzr.lii.
Chicago. Dec. 20. Cannon oitoned
hl headquarters as a candidate- for
Fnited States senator at the tJreat
Northern yesterday. Comptroller
Dawes reached Chicago on an early
rain, 'out did not meet any politicians
for an extended conference u:if:: late
in the day. Senator Cullom's man
agers were at the headquarters.
Wilt Dig t'p Stolen Money.
Mattoon. Ills.. Deo. 20. Ceorge
Meeee. cellmate a nd confidante of John
Owens, the murderer hanged at Paris
on Dee. 21. has been release. 1 from lad
and started for Iowa to reover $Noo
buried treasure, a iortioii of Owens'
booty from various robberies. The
authorities believe the money to be the
product of a double murder.
Hanqciet to Gov. Tanner.
Chicago. Dec. 20. This evening a
farewell banquet is to be given (Sov
ernor Tanner in tlie Wellington hotel
by his staff. The affair, it is said,
has no political significance, it Immiij.
purely in the nature of a social fare
well to the governor. About twenty
persons are expected at the banquet.
Case Is On e of Murder Now.
Carbon. lale. Ills.. Dec. 20. William
Pyalt. one of tlie four men wounded
ill tlie riot in Itiley ('rain's saloon at
Yorgennos. 111., Christmas morning, is
dead. The coroner's jury accuses Joe
Davidson of the crime ami he is held
to the grand jury without bail.
Hul i.le IdenMU-d.
Spriugficld. lis.. Dec. 20. A man
who eommirted suicide here Wednes
day has been identified as Harry S.
Fr.inkland. formerly of Chicago.
The French government is buying
coal in this country, and the amount
may reach 2oo,ooo tons.
All Must Go
All our broken lots of Coats,
Suits, Children's Clothing and
Underwear must be sold.
YOU KNOW US.
Apparently no Doubt About
Michigan Executive's Con
tempt for Court.
IGNORES THE SUMMONS
In Lieu of Presence Tele
graphs That Judges Have
Detroit, Dec. 2'J. (iov. Pingree,
who was summoned to appear beforo
the circuit court today to answer for
contempt, as the result of an inter
view in which be attacked the court
and prosecuting attorney, has tele
graphed the court, refusing to appear.
The governor denies that the court
has authority in the premises.
The I'roceedlnfs In Court.
Lansing, Mich., Dac. 29. When
the contempt case against Gov. Pin
gree was called by Judge Wisner this
afternoon the court room was crowded.
The judge read the governor's tele
gram, and then said he did not under
stand that the case was against the gov
ernor, but against Pingree as an indi
vidual. The judge said he had no
disposition to interfere with the du
ties of the governor and would con
tinue the case until Jan. 9.
In lieu of the governor's non-appearance
at that time, an attachment
to compel his attendance will issue.
LONG SERVICE IN JAIL.
Albany, N. Y.. Dec. 29. Henry W.
Ilowgate, aged 70, who in '80 served
the government z.z disbursing olHcer
of the signal service at Washington,
was released! from the penitentiary
vears for forgery and falsification of
OUR OFFER FOR ANTILLES.
I'nlted States Proposition to UanUb Gov
ernment. Copenhagen, Dec. i.'J. United
States Minister Swanson has informed
the Danish government that the
United States offers 12,000.000 kroner
for the Danish Antilles, but will not