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VOIi. Ij. NO. 78.
BOCK ISIiAINT), rLIi., SATORDATT, JANUARY 19, 1901.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
CAUSING GRAVEST ALARM.
Official Bulletin Offers No Hope To the Subjects of the Be
Prince- of Wales Practically
liam and Others of Royal
: Osborne, Isle of Wight, Jan. 19.
Soon The following bulletin has just
been issued: "The'qaeen ia suffering
from great physical prostration, ac
ALBERT F.DWAHD, VICTORIA'S FIRSTBORN.
(Present Prince of Wales.). - . -
companied by symptoms which are
causing anxiety. (Signed.) :
, . . . "A. Douglas Powell,'?
"James Keiu.",. '.
London. Jan. 19. An official bulle
tin. Issued from Osborne at noon, Is
so completely contradictory that in
timations previously given ont nat
urally intensified public alarm as to
tho queen's health. ''
Knmorof Faxaljtlc Stroke.
It is rumored the queen- had a
paralytic stroke a couple of week?
ago. The Princ3 and Princess Wal
see, the duke of York and Princess
Louise started for Cowes on a special
train this afternoon.
The departure of the duke of Cam
bridge from Paris this morning was
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ALZXAXDRA, ALBERT EDTVARD'S CONSORT.
Present Princess of Wales )
taken as indicative that there is no' im
provement in the queen's condition.
Tho inner circle of the cabinet met
this morning There is good reason
to. believe the meeting is connected
with grave news from Osborne.
WALES ASSUMES REGENCY.
Will Take Over Power of Signing State
Cowes, Jan. 19. There was no
change in her majesty's condition at
5:20. According to a local under
standing and report the prince of Wales
comes to Osborne with the - object of
practically assuming the legency.
Be will take over the powers of sign
ing state documents, and is expected
to return to London until his pres
ence here is necessitated by the possi
ble course of events.
Assumes Regency Emperor Wil
Family Hasten To London
KAISER OFF FOR ENGLAND.
Emperor and Duke of Conaanght Leave
Berlin la Butt.
. Berlin, Jan. 19. Emperor William
and the duke of Connaught, with
suites.left Berlin on a special train for
England at 6 this evening. '
Dak of Cambridge Recalled.
London, Jan. 19. An urgent tele
gram was sent to the duke of Cam
bridge, recalling him from Paris.
The Last Balletln Today.
Osborne, Jan. 19. An official bul
letin issued at 6 this evening gays the
queen's strength wai fairly main
tained throughout the day, and there
are indications of flight improvement
in her symptoms this evening.
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THE CONSERVATIVE REPORT??,
8f'll Breathe Alarm to Loyal Sab
" ' jeets.
London, Jan. 19. The following
official announcement regarding the
queen's health lias beeu made knowu:
"TIe queen, during the past year has
had a gre;it strain upon her powers,
which has rather told upon her nerv
ous system. . ' -
It has therefore beeu thought ad
visable by her majesty's physicians
that her majesty should be. kept per
fectly quiet in the house and should
abstain for the present froni; transact
ing business." '":;. ': '
'' Possibility of a Kegemvv
Loudou, Jan. 19. Although it. is ful
ly understood that there is no cause
for alarm beyond what would natur
ally be felt at the indisposition of any
one of the Queen's age, the official an
nouncement issnel last evening has
caused a .shock to the country, the ef
fect of which it would be difficult lo
exaggerate. Her majesty's absolute
freedom from illness during the long
est reign in English history has led
her people to regard her almost as
more man mortal; ana tue mere novel
ty of having to face the possibility of
a regency alone suffices to create un
- Parliament la Bequired to Act.
It is necessary to go back to a date
prior to 1S20 for a similar situation.
Since that time there has never leeu
an interruption of the smooth working
of the constitutional machine. No
one.: not even the Prince of Wales, can
act for the Queen without the authori
ty of parliament, and as no steps have
been taken to summon parliament it
may be taken for granted that her
majesty's physicians have onlyndopted
measures of precaution, and that she
is still able, to sign auy absolutely im
perative documents, though relieved of
the worries of routine affairs.
- May Vet Go to France.
The illness of Dowager Empress
Frederick of Germany, ' the sudden
death of her majesty's old friend.
Lady Churchill, together with'the death
of the Duke of Saxe-Coburg, last sum
mer and of Prince Christian Victor
subsequently, and the incidents of the
war id South Africa have been great
trials to the Queen; 'but even within a
week she has received Lord Roberts
aud sent a message of condolence to
the widow of Dr. Creighton, late lord
bishop of London.- It is understood
that the arrangement for the Queen's
visit to the south of France are pro
ceeding on the lines originally laid
down, and it is quite likely that rest
and abstention from work will enable
her to undertake the Journey earlier
than was originally intended.
EDITOR'S VIEW OF THE CANAL.
Concludes That Its Vma In Time of War
Depends on Warships.
Ixmdou, Jan. 19. The Spectator in
an article discussing the Nicaragua
canal question, says: "It is a matter
of business and not of manners. We
hold that it is-to the interest of the
BritUh empire that the canal should
be made, provided, of course. It is a
canal which shall be used on equal
terms by all ships. We are the great
est maritime nation. Any. and every
increase in the waterways of the
world must be to our profit. When
ever and wherever you facilitate ocean
carriage you confer a benetit upon
British carrying trade." Referring to
the Suez canal and Its advantages.
The Spectator proceeds as follows:
"When once the Nicaragua canal is
made we, the carriers of the world,
shall obtain a certain part of the
leneflts. 'It seems pretty certain that J
the canal will never .be made on -a
commercial basis. The cost would be
too great. The failure of the Panama
canal has been to? patcntjtpjlllojsrthe
Nicaragua canal' tote constructed by
ordinary specula tors.
"The United States government "is
prepared, for political and trade rea
Kon to make the canal, provided
America i allowed to control a water
way which is created at her cost; and
by control America means the right
not only of policing but of fortifying.
AVe should allow military control. Neu
trality could not be enforced in war
unless there was some one m effective
military control. The Spanish, -when
their fleets -were intending to go to
Manila by way of the Suez canal, be
gan to commit a breach of neutrality.
What stopped them was not paper reg
ulations, but the strong arn of the
British military control of ICgypt.
"In the same way, if the Nicaragua
canal were neutral only on paper, and
we were at war with a first-class na
val power, we may be sure the neu
trality would be violated, with apolo
gies to the United States and other
guaranteeing powers afterward. If
America were on the spot In force,
there would be no tampering with the
canal." After considering the case of
Avar between the United States and
England The Spectator concludes that
"the predominant naval power coula
block both end and the Americans
by manning the canal and policing It
would be able 'to prevent England us
London. .Ton. 19. The amended
1 1 ay-Pa uncefote treaty was discussed
at a protracted cabinet conference
yesterday. The secretary of state for
foreign affairs has taken no action, so
LIEUT. JOHN MORRISON
KILLED IN PHILIPPINES.
Washington, Jan. 19. Gen. Coibin
received a cable today from. Mac
Arthur, at Manila, saying that First
Lieut. John Morrison, Jr., of
the 4th cavalry, was killed near
Gapan yesterday. No particulars are
given, but it is supposed the officer
was shot from ambush while he was
away from bis company. Morrison
was a native of Iowa and graduated
from the military academy in June,
TRACTION CAR GETS AWAY.
Failure of Brakes Causes an Accident In
New Castle, Pa.. Jan. 19. The
failure of brakes to work caused a
traction car to run wild on the Pitts
burg street hi 1 today. It left the
track and dashed into the city hall,
tearing an . end in the corner. John
Coke, ' motorman, Stephen Allen.
Lewis McCurty and M. Mitchell' were
seriously injured. Several passen
gers were cut and bruised.- .
TO THE LATE J H. GEAR.
, Washington, Jan. 19. Under a spe
cial order the senate: devoted the
greater part of the session today to
eulogies npon the late Senator Gear,
of Iowa, who died last July.
NEW MINNESOTA SENATOR.
Moses E. Clapp, of 8t. Paul, Wins Republi
can Cancns Nomination.
St. Paul, Jan. 19. Moses E. Clapp,
of St. Paul, was nominated for the
short term for the United States sen-
atorship on the first ballot of the re
publican caucus this afternoon; .
ROBBERS CRACK. A SAFE.
And Get S3.SOO In a Bank at New Baltl-
New Baltimore, Mich., Jan. 19.
Robbers cracked a safe in Sanddell &
Co.'s bank last night, secured $3,500
DRUMMER BOY OF.6l
KILLED ON RAILROAD-
' Joliet, Jan. 19. Charles H. Mills-
f augh, aged 55, drummer of the 100th
llinois regiment during the civil
war, was struck by an Alton engine
last night and instantly killed.
Burial of Gov. Bfonat. ' '
Indianapolis, 'Jan." 19. The body of
Ex-Gov. . Mount was taken 'to Craw
fordsviUe this morning on a special
train where, .after brief services, the
body was buried in Oakbill cemetery.
UestrtnT to Bob tike New Light
Hannibal, Mo., Jan. 19. Rev. J. A.
Brown, a missionary of the "New
Light" sect residing in this city, at
tempted to hold a meeting at a small
school house in Illinois,- a mile from
Hannibal bridge. A mob of about
thirty young men broke up the meet
ing, and the preacher and hf little
son, who accompanied him. were com
pelled to flee for their lives.
Plenty of Places In the Arm.
Washington. Jan. 19.--Active re
cruiting for the army is in progress j
in jU the principal citiesfof the conn-,
try. Tho authorized strength of the
regular army at present is 65,000 men, '
and the recruiting in progress is with
a view to maintaining it at that
Ftrength ' after the discharge of -the
33,000 volunteers Juue-30, next. The
term is three years. .
Charged with Hall Robbery.
reen Bay, AVls.. Jan. 19. Deputy
United States Marshal Olantz arretted .
four young men. Joseph Wahnek.
Frank Blanick, Frank Wanek ami
Walter Pelishek, on warrants charging
them with tampering with and rifling
mail boxes alorg a- rural 'delivery
route, east of this city. The prison- f
ers are all sons of farmers. : . v" j
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The Australian" commonwealth will .
own. the railroads and have a pro
tective tariff. . , , j
HAS VOTES TO SPARE
A-my Reorganization Bill Passes
the Senate by a Large
FZW CHANGES IN THE MEASURE
Senate Republican Caucus Decides to
Wait as to Nicaragua Situ
ation in Venezuela.
Washington, .Jan. 19. Just before
6 p. in. yesterday the senate 'finally
disposed of the army reorganization
bill. The measure having originated
in the senate the final question-,-was
not upon its passage but upon agree
ing to ihe senate amendments. They
were agreed to by a vote of 4:1 to 23.
While party lines were drawn ou the
measure four Democrats voted for it
Lindsay of Kentucky, JIcLaurip of
South Corolina, Morgan of Alabama,
and Sullivan of Mississippi. Hoar,
who was detained at his home ly ill
ness, was paired against the bill with
Spooner. The bill has occupied prac
tically the entire attention of the sen
ate since the 3d of January, when it
was made the unfinished business.
Canteen Clause Had to Go.
Numerous amendments were made
to it, but in general ftlfo committee was
sustained, and , the measure, with the
exception of. the elimination of the
canteen cliAise.Vis not widely differ
ent, from that reported to the senate.
A determined enort was made yester
day to amend trie ball no as to pro
vide against th sale, of liquor in the
Philippines and to prohibit the impor
tation of anv kind of intoxicants Into
the islands, box-it was defeated. A
notable" speech was delivered during
the day bv Hale of: Maine, Who, while
opposing the increase in the strength
of. ithe army, stated cogently his rea
sons for supporting the bill, tvery
effort to prevent the increase in the
strength, of .the army was defeated iy
a decisive majority.
Caucus on the Canal Bill. .
Washington. Jan. 19. A caucus of
Republican senators was held after Its
conclusion yesterday, and Allison, as
Its chairman, gave out the following
official statement concerning the. ob
ject of the caucus and the result of
its; deliberations: Senator Morgan,
of Alabama, chairman of the conimk
tec on. inter-oceanic canals, made a re
quest of the Republicans of the sen
ate that a day e hxed by order or tne
senate' for the Vonsideration of the
Nicaragua canal . bill. This request
was made to the commit ree on tne or
der'of business ' and this committee
cousidtred the request and made the
recommendation to the Rcpnolican
conference this rooming that at this
time it is not exoertient nor wise to fix
9 day for the consideration of the bill.
In view of the pendency of considera
tion by Great Britain of the amend
ments proposed by '"the senate to the
Hay-Pauncefoie. treaty. This view
was approved by, the Republican cau
cus without division. There was a
universal sentiment expressed in fa
vor of the construction of the canal
by the 1'nlted States at the earliest
OF INTEREST TO BUSINESS MEN.
Important Case la Which a Bankruptcy
' Folnt I Involved,
Washington. Jan. 19. Argument
was begun in the United States su
preme court yesterday in the case of
Oarson, Plrie, Scott & Co. appellants,
vs. the Chicago Title aud Trust com
pany, Ileriry Acli begiuning the pre
sentation of the matter for the appel
lauts. The case involves the construc
tion of the bankruptcy law and much
Interest Is manifested in the proceeding
among 'busluess' nieu generally.
The case comes te the supreme court
from the circnit court of appeals for
.the . seventh circuit, holding 'that the
Claim of Carson &f Co.. creditors of
Frank Bros., bankrupts, be disallowed
on the ground that moneys paid by an
insolvent to a creditor in the usual and
ordinary course of business within
four months preceding the date of the
riling of a petition iu bankruptcy by
the insolvent coistitutes a preference
under sections -oT.'G. and 60 A and GO
B, of the. bankruptcy act, irrespective
of the fact that Aie creditors l-eceiving
such payment is iiot aware of the fact
that his debtor: ijs insolvent, or that a
preference is theteby. intended. .
It is claimed ,'hat the question of
law involved ia the case presents it
self in the administration 'of every
bankrupt estate, in which assets have
tome into the trustees' hands and on
account of the conflict of decisions con-
truing the mentioned sections of the
bankrupt act. great confusion has
arisen and ia likely to arise in the ad
ministration of baukrupt estates until
the pending case is adjudicated.
Situation In Venezuela.'
Washington, Jan. 19. It cannot be
gathered that any very late advices
have caused the change in the depart
ment's plana relative to the move
ments of the Scorpion. In fact, it ia
said that nothing has beeo received to
show any market! change in the status
in ' Venezuela smce Miulster Loo mis
telegraphed of the suppression of a
rebellion among the troops in Caracas,
the. very inception of which was un
known to the department of state. The
fact that such a movement could gain
headway in Castro's own capital, how
ever, is very significant, and this re
itelllou among the troops may have led
to the decision yesterday to-retain the
Scorpion t La Guire, the nearest port
to Caracas. '
'state of Thing; in Kaniai.
Hiawatha. Kau., Jan. 19. Because
a majority of the -ity councilmen re
fused to leave a revival meeting and
attend the regular .weekly council
meetiug S. Hunter, mayor, has ten
dered his resignation. Unable to. se
cure a quorum t trausact business
Mayor Hunter. sent' :i siirlff to the re
tlval la comuej thefcbuncilmen to Dra
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sent themselves at the city hall. '" A
majority sent word that they vhad to
attend the revival and couldn't come."
Will Meet Ntit in Chicago. . . -. .'
Salt Lake. Jan. 19. Chicago- was
chosen at the next meeting place for
the National Live Stock . association
XUHNS WITHOUT DOUBT
Me and Ills Brother Are Safe Marvin
En Route to Ohio.
Plymouth, Ind., Jan. 19. The two'
men in jail here were yesterday fully
recognized as Marvin Ivuhns, the des
perado and escaped life convict from
the -Ohio penitentiary at Columbus,
aud. his brother John. Kuhns was
taken to the penitentiary today. A
reward of $1,000 offered by the Ohio
oliicers .will be paid. He was recog
nized yesterday by former neighbors
John Kuhns. the brother, will be
held here aud tried. A dispatch from
Albion says Kuhns. his brother John,
and a cousin named Griffin left their
home near Albion in a westerly direc
tion Saturday evening. v'
Wisconsin Legislative Doinga.
Madison, -Wis.. Jan. 19. The two
houses were agreed on a basis of mem
bership for the new committee on ap
portionment. It is to consist of one
senator and two assemblymen from
each congressional district. A bill has
been introduced iu the seuate provid
ing for biennial elections in all the cit
ies of the state except Milwaukee. In
the senate a memorial was presented
by Senator Miller from the Trades and
Labor assembly against the reduction
of exemption of wages. A bill intro
duced in the house gives cities the
power to alter contracts with street
railway companies without' consulting
the compauies. Two bills were intro
duced iu the senate reducing passenger
rates in the state.
Terry Meets a Tough 'l.'n.
Pittsburg, Jan. 19. At the Bijou
treater last night, after the regular
lerformance, Terry MeGovern tried
to stop Louden Campbell. Pittsburg's
lightweight, in four rounds. Kach
round was a slugging match, Camp
bell going down three times, but with
out injury. He gave Terry some bard,
jolts, and made such a good showing
that his friends want to match the
two for a ten-round go.
Franchise Tairn Successful.
Chicago. Jan. 19. The Teachers
Federation of Chicago scored? a success
lats night in its entertainment at the
Coliseum, a large audience payiug ad
mission to express interest In the right
being made by the teachers to enforce
the taxation of "franchises." Every
scat was taken and people stood In
the aisles and on the stairway, and
the receipts were probably $4,000.
, u;ub' Knbtv Aay of I tie MoU
Leavenworth, Kan., Jan. 19. "Geo.
Alexander came to his death by having
been burned by a party or parties un
known." was the substance of -a ver
dict rendered yesterday by the cor
oner's jury that sat ou the case of the
negro rapist lynched Tuesday after
noon. Business Portion Burned.
Wabash. Ind.. Jan. 19. The busi
ness portiou of Roanno. this county,
was wiped out by fire last evening.
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tor date Goods.
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VALUABLE PAPERS LOST
BY FIRE IN WASHINGTON.
Eighty Thousand Pension Documents Destroyed Early This
Mostly of a Nature That Cannot Now Be Replaced Patent
- - ' : , ' Claims.
- Washington, Jan, 19. More than
80,000 pension claims in the office of
Milo B. Stevens & Co. were destroyed
by lire last night. Many of the papers
were to te used as evidence in at
tempting to secure favorable action
by the pension office on claims and
cannot be replaced.
. Pending Claims Lost.
In addition there were destroyed
thousands of claims pending before
the treasury department and patent
AFTER THE SCOUNDRELS.
Banker Invokes Aid to Secure Those Who
Wrote Threatening Letters. .
St. Louis, Jan. 19. Herman
Schrieber, a wealthy banker of Red
Bud, 111., has invoked the aid of St.
Louis detectives and a postal inspec
tor in bringing to justice the persons
who, Monday of last week, wrote a
letter threatening to blow up his
house unless he delivered them $25,
000 in cash.
EXTENSIVE FIRE v
Burlington, Ia., Jan. 19. Fire this
morning destroyed the McKee hotel.
McKee's residence, the Burrows gen
eral store and several other buildings
at Biggsvuie, a lew miles irom nere.
The loss is $50,000; insured.
v Des Moines, Jan. 19. The supreme
court today aflirmed the decision of
the lower court involving $120,000 of
the estate of A. B. Devoe, of Creston,
Ia., giving all his property to his six
children. Shortly before his death
Devoe married Carrie 1 Seely, his do
mestic, she signing an ante-nuptial
contract to make no claims upon the
estate. - The . decision was based on
TOM TAGGART S CANDIDATE
l or President Is a Man of the "Zucli Tay
lor Stripe." - '
Kansas City, Mo., Jan." 19. Mayor
Taggart, of IndianapoIi9. . a member
of the Democratic national committee,
was asked who In bis opinion would 1o
the Democratic national" standard-
bearer In 1904, and said:
"I think (he will be a man of US'
Zach Taylor stripe. Prjuii ce-rtainly
will not be a candidate. He said at
the Chicago banquet that he was a
urivaie in the ranks, lie realizes, of
course, that the issues with which h
is closely identified . cannot win aud
for that reason he cannot win."