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VOIi. I. NO. 88.
EOCK ISLAND. HiL.. TnUESDATT'JAN UAET 31, laOl.
Magnificent Pieces Sent By
FUNERAL DETAILS REHEARSED
Thousands of Soldiers to Par
ticipate in Ceremonies
London, Jan. 3t The United
States embassy has sent to Windsor
castle three magnificent floral pieces,
wreathes from President McKinley
and Mrs. Garfield and a cross from
Ambassador Choate. All passible de
tails of the funeral ceremonies are be
ing rehearsed today. Three thousand
soldiers will be under arms, 2,000
will mar3h in the procession and the
remainder will be on the line route.
Notable Arrive for Fooeral.
London, Jan. 31. The crown prince
of Sweden, Pi i nee John George, of
Saxony, the prince of Sa-xe-Altonbarg.
Prince Waldeck, and the Prince and
Princess Schaunburg and their suites
arrived this morning to attend the
Cowes. Jan. 31. Prince Henry, of
Prussia,' And staff landed at noon to
day. A-equadron of German war
ships commanded by Prince Henry
reached Spithead this morning. For
eign warships and the British 1leet
are rapidly assuming appearance of
completeness. It is expected all of
them will be assembled this evening
at their allotted moorings. The l3le
of Wirht is fast filling: with visitors.
The colli a of Queen Victoria was fic
ally soldered this morning and en
closed in the outer casket.
. To Be a Great Pageant.
London, Jan. '51. The demand for
seats s.loug the route of the tjueei'
funeral proesion is unprecedented.
irumary winnow seats fire sciung ior.
10 each. Since two or three days ago
the prices have risen very rapidly. One
tenant in St. .lames street obtained
i."iO for a window on the lop fluor.
Store windows have been let for l-"
ii ud 2X). But the storekeepers most
ly prefer to let single treats at 10 and
13. each. Ftores and hotels in Pieadil
ly commanding a view of the incline
whence also the garter knig-at-arms
from there to it. .Tames palace are
getting immense prices.
The service at Windsor will be the
ordinary service used for the burial
of the dead with sjeclal music. The '
choir will siDg from the altar steps,
whence also the carter king-at-arrns-will
announce the decease of the sover
eign and all her rights and titles.
At the privy council meeting yes
terday the king signed a proclamation
suspending business Saturday through
out the T'nited Kingdom. The Hosiug
down will be so complete that eveii
the restaurants and saloons will be
shut up for four or five hours in the
middle of the day. -Some of the after
noon newspapers will not 'be published
ENVOY WESSELS SHOT
BY ORDER OF GEN. DE WET.
Cape Town, Jan.. 31. The Boer at
tack on the Boktburg mines resulted
in 300,000 damage.
The commissioner at Kroonstadt re
ports that Andriese Weasels, . one of
the peace envoys, was shot at Klip
fontein Monday by orders of De Wet.
Cape Town, Jan. 31. Morgan Daal.
another Boer peace envoy who accom
panied A. Wessels, was shot near
Lindley the 10th.
BELIEVED TO BE ENDED.
, Willestead, Inland Caracos, Jan. 31,
Advices received from Venezuela
con firm the report of severe fighting
at Agua Fcia, in which the revolu
tionists were completely defeated and
abaadoaed arms and ammunition. It
is asserted the principal leaders in the
devolution were subicquentiy made
prisoners. In Venezuelan govern
ment circles it is considered the revo
lution is ended.
AMBASSADOR CALLED HOME
Depart are of Laaeellea for London Be
lieved to Have Political Significance. -
Berlin, Jan. 31. -British Ambassa
dor La a ee lie s has suddenly gone to
England in obedience to a telegraphic
order. It is believed the ambassa
dor's departure has political signifi
cance. COMMISSION ADOPTS
LAWS FOR PHILIPPINES.
Manila, Jan. 31 The at organiz
ing municipal governments was
passed by the United States commit-
aion today after adoption of amend
ments including a provision di quali
fying from voting or holding ofiice
any person who, after April 1, is In
arms against or aiding those opposing
' United States authority.
FIRE AND AN EXPLOSION.
gereral Persona Hart la New York atd
Property Destroyed at Toledo.
New York, Jan. 31 An explosion
occurred this afternoon in a cigar
factory at Thirty-second street and
First avenue Several persons were
Toledo. O., Jan. 31. A fire today
destroyed the Dolphin Paint and Color
works and injured adjoining build
ings. The total loss is $85,000.
STOLE A SPIRIT "MESSAGE '
Ajiii atlon That Got Hie Accuser Into a
Chicago. Jau.31. 1. M. Mi-Arthur.
a promoter, of Jersey City, N. J., Is at
the iVten.fion hospital in this city,
bavin? been taken there by bis daughter-in-law,
whose homo is in Free-IKi-t,
Ills. 'McArthur came here Dee.
ol in the interest of a compressed Mr
motor comjKiny. and has been urging
the I'nion Traction conqwny to adopt
his motor for surface cars.
Tuesday night he startled fhe man
agement of 'the hotel at which he was
stopping by declaring that a chamber
maid had stolen a spirit message
.which be had received from his moth
er. Ills arrest followed. At 4 a. ni.
Saturday his daughter-in-law took him
from the police station and later re
moved him to the hospital. Mc Ar
thur's plan, as presented to the trac
tion people, involved more than $1,
000,000. New Way of TaxingfRailwaya.
Madison, Wis., Jan. 31. The assem
bly passed the senate joint resolution
memorializing congress for the elec
tion of senators by popular vote. Two
bills increasing the railway taxes of
the state over $.X,000 a year were,
introduced in the- legislature yes'ter
duiy. One bill does this by increasing
the rate of tax the railway companies
now pay on gross earnings from 4 to
3'i per cent. The other repeals the
present laws providing for the tax of
from 1 to 4 per cent, on the gross
earnings, and substitutes a system of
taxation on the value of the property
of the companies.
St. Louis Votes SS.OOO.OOO.
St. Ixmis. Jan. SI. By a practically
unanimous vote the municipal assem
blv vesterdav passed a bill providing
for the issuance - of $."V,0(0.W)4V of
bonds, bearing 34 per cent, interest,
for Hie world's fair to le held in St.
Louis in 1!hi.J to commemorate th
tooth anniversary of the- Louisiana
Lee Mason, a burglar, was shot. and
kitted at Birmingham. Ala. Mason
was recognized as au engineer at one
of the iron furnaces.
The Josiah Morris bank at Mont
gomery. Ala., which recently closed
its dogrs. will pay. all its liabilities.
The 'directors of 1 lie" Chicago Board
of Trade will keep the exchange closed
all day Saturday.
John Ishani. of Truckee, Cal., while
intoxicated, kicked ami beat his wife
Comptroller's certificates authoris
ing the First .National bank of Med
ford. Wis., to begin business have
The will of Mary D. St urge, of Chi
cago, who died in Coronado. Cal.. ap
portions an estate worth $'i,lR)O,00O.
The White Star Steamship company
has ordered at Belfast a steamer of
more than 28.00 tons burden, or 3,000
tous larger than the Oceanic.
Benjamin I). Silliman left $100,000
X-avnl officers seem to expect a war
with feiuiuny and Admiral Dewey is
fa id tt have predicted it would come
within two years.
I.ltile tlnrry'a Diplomacy.
Little Harry was very fond of sweet
things to eat. and especially of pud
dings, which were bis favorite dessert.
Accordingly bis dinners were made a
burden to him, since bis parents per
sisted that be must make bis meals
off the substantiate ' and leave what
Harry called the good things until last.
One day while Harry's nostrils wore
tickled with the tantalizing odors of
his most favored pudding a scheme
was born in bis brain that points bis
way to future greatness. When bis
mother put before him a plate of meat
and potatoes he eyed it a moment 1n
apparent ecstasy: then, shoving it re
gretfully away, be said:
"1 declare that looks so' good I guess
I'll leave It till the very last thing and
get rid of that pudding first!" What
Got No Aatoarraph.
To an applicant for his autograph
Mark Twain on one occasion sent a let
ter the substance of which was as fol
lows: "To ask a doctor or builder or sculp
tor for his autograph would be in no
way rude. To ask one of these for a
specimen of bis work, however. Is
quite another tiling, and the" request
might be justifiably refused. It would
never be fair to ask a doctor for one
of his corpses to remember him by."
There was no autograph to the letter,
which was typewritten throughout.-
Don't get the notion in helping the
poor that you can do more with a
"cheerful word" than you can with a
dollar. Atchisou Globe. -
Always scak well of the dead, add
if. you have time you might speak a
good, word for the living occasionally.
Chicago News. ' . .
Of the Kind That Is Popular in
- - the State of Bleeding
I HATCHET EAIDS A BOSTON "JOINT"
But the Wielder Is in Jail A Dozen
Women Go on a Ha id at An
Topeka, Kas , Jan. 31. Mrs. Carrie
Nation, armed with a brand new
hatchet, started on a crusade against
Topeka joints this - morning. She
called on five of the best places in the
city. At the first saloon visited no
damage was done, she being ejected.
The police tried to arrest her, but a
crowd of sympathizers prevented it.
Boston, Jan. 31. Mrs.'. Mary Green,
who seemed to be familiar with the
methods of Mrs. Carrie Nation, of
Kansas, wrecked a Cambridge street
bar room Tuesday evening and yester
day was sentenced to serve a term at
Deer island. Mrs. Green not only laid
the barteuder low with a plate, but
also reduced the bar ware to molecules,
shattered several plate glass mirrors
and drove the frightened patrons of
the establishment into the wine cellar.
"I'm Carrie Xatiou," she yelled, "and
I'll leave no rum shop in the town
when I get through." Mrs. Green's
Imitation of the noted Kansas reform
er was terminated ly a ioliceman, and
Judge Went worth yesterday sentenced
her to the house of correction.
Quite Otherwise in Kauta.
Anthony, Kan., Jan. 31. Mrs. Car
rie Nation was outdone here yester
day, when a band of W. C. T. IT. wom
en, headed by Mrs. Sheriff, of Dan
ville, Kan., completely wrecked the
tixtures in four "joints." smashing
plate glass windows and mirrors right
and left, and turning gallon after gal
lon of liquor into the gutters. The
women, who were of the best families
in Anthouy, were accompanied by their
husbands and sous or brothers, who
assured protection. Xo arrests were
made, and the land will, it is said,
start out today on a tour of destruc
tion through Harper county, which is
prolific in saloons. Mrs. Sheriff, who
led yesterday's raid is under loiid to
apiear at Danville in April to answer
a charge of saloon-wrecking placed
against her six weeks ago.
She Attacked In the Early Morning.
Mrs. Sheriff came to Anthony late
Tuesday and worked all night "pro
curing hatchets and other implements
of destruction, and It was II a. m. yes
lerday lefore she had perfected plans
for, the. raid. She' unlisted the folio Wt
ing -women: Mesdames M. J. Davis,
William "Scott. F. II: Brubnker. -Louis
Macy. T. G. Hooper. Charles Itobin
sou, Johu Hickens. John Kendall. J.
II. fhelton. and the Misses McKay,
Page. Massey, Kobii'ou and Hixon,
all of Anthony. They began their at
tack shortly after daybreak, taking
the saloonkeepers and the town offi
cials by surprise.
Made an Appeal to God. ..
.The women knelt and prayed with
in sight of the wreck they had spread.
One woman in au impassioned apieal
to the Almighty asked that He guide
thcni to other dens of iniquity and di
rect their footsteps to other nun-cursed
towns in Kansas. This prayer was
interpreted to mean that the Anthouy
women would extend their crusade,
and -word was 'hurriedly sent over the
telephone. wires to adjacent towns by
local saloon sympathizers. Xo arrests
were made, 'but the mayor quickly
swore In extra police and theerusaders
were placed under strict surveillance.
Many et Keeling Drank. '
He also preserved the names of the
women engaged5 in the work. As a
sequel to the raid a number of young
men and. two or three small boys be
came reeling drunk. Two of the boys
were locked up in the city jail. Dur
ing the excitement they bad followed
the crusaders into the salootis and se
cured a quantity of whisky, wine and
Witt TKST THE LAW IX THE CASE.
Tupeka Chief of l'ollce to Arrest the Na
tion Some of the Results.
Topeka. Kan., Jan. 31. Chief of Po
lice Stabl announced last night that
when Mrs. Xation raided a joint here
.be would arrest her, so as to make a
test case. , He wants to ascertain if
a saloonkeeper has any rights under
the law and if his saloon' property
cannot lie protected.
Wichita. Kan., Jan. 31. Wholesale
liquor dealers here received telephone
messages from Harjier last night stat
ing that there was not an open saloon
in town at sunset. Harper is half
way between Anthpny ami Danville,
and it is said that the local W. C. T.
IT. leaders had been strangely active
there all day yesterday. Messages
have also been received here that
three saloons at Attica have closed.
Topeka. Kan.. Jan. 31. The young
men of Tarkdale, a suburb of Topeka,
have organized what they caQl a
"Hatchet club." They have not made
known their plans other than they fa
vor Mrs. Xation and her mode of
Coffeyvllle. Kan.. Jan. 31. Every
joint in Montgomery county Is closed
as a result of the action of County
Attorney Dana, who served notice on
the keepers that they would not be
permitted to mu longer. '
Topeka. Jan. 31. It. P. McCol
loch. county attorney of Harper coun
ty, was- in Toeka yesterday and ap
teared surprised at the report of the
joint-smashing at Anthony. "I have
not been able to close the joints in
HarKr or Anthony because the city
authorities favor them," said he.
"They told ine it was none of my
business, and I have not made a de
tective Of myself.!! MeC.ofloch'. ap
peared to be ' pleased at the course
things have taken at his home.
Reported Consolidation Denied. '
Chicago. Jan. 3L The Evening
Post quotes R. R. Cable and W. ii.
Purdy, chairman of the board and
president, respectively, of the Rock
Island railroad, as denying the exist
ence of any foundation for the report
of the consolidation of the Rock Isl
and and Santa Fe roads.
WEST INDIANS IN MUTINY "
Troops Guarding Cronje Show Up in a
Ixmdon, Jan. 31. The West Indian
troops stationed at the island of St.
Helena, where General Cronje and a
large number of Boers are held prison
ers, mutinied Jan. 2, raided the town,
terrorized the inhabitants, injured
many of them, defied their-officers and
were only finally subdued when faced
by the muzzles of rifles; V The censor
suppressed the news, but the Asso
ciated Press has received the story by
mail. ' The trouble began with a row
on the. night of Jan. 1 between some
blue jackets and a party of the West
Indians. On the following night the
West Indians "broke out of the bar
racks and raided the town with clubs,
and razors tied to sticks.
They ran amuck, cutting and beat
hAr women, children and men indis
criminately, and attacked the Sailors'
Rest, tearing out the doors aud win
dows. All'tbe efforts of the officers to
suppress the mutiny were futile. When
ordered to the camp they refused to
obey aud threatened to dynamite the
town. A 6trong naval forcen-ras laud
ed, the available troops were; collected,
and the streets were paraded and
guarded all night. At daybreak the
troops were drawn-up with loaded
rifles in front of the place where the
West Indians were barricaded. The
latter were ordered to surrender and
were notified that if they did not do
so they would be fired upon. The
mutiueerswere finally-cowed and were
taken to the camp, where they will re
main under guard until a troopship
arrives to remove them.
MANHOOD SUFFRAGE FOB. CUBA
That Principle Is in the Centiitution as So
Far Agreed Upon.
.Havana, Jan. 31. The Cuban con
stitutional convention yesterday voted
by it large majority to insert a clause
in the constitution allowing universal
suffrage. Setior Aleman said it was a
right demanded by the Cubaus and
that the convention would not be deal
ing fairly with the people if it failed
to accord this right. Seimr Berriel in
sisted that the question was not a con
stitutional question aud should be left
for future legislation. He emphasized
the "possibility of a large, uneducated,
dangerous foreign element coining to
Cuba, and endangering the government
unless there is some provision restrict
General Sanguily said .there was no
need to fear that any uch condition
would arise. Moreover, -the uneducated
class, he declared, was quite as capable
as the middle classes when it came to
a question of choosing legislators.
The clause giving poWer to susjyend
the rights of citizens "when the safety
of the state requires it" was adopted,
as was Ihe principle of minority repre
Senate and House in Krief.
Washington, Jan. 31. In the sen
ate yesterday the credentials were
tiled of Xelson of Minnesota. The
conference report on the army reor
ganization bill was presented and dis
cussed without, action, ihe ship sub
sidy bill coming up. Xo action was
taken on this, either. Bills were
passed establishing fish hatebeTies
and fish stations in Idaho and in In
diana. The house passed the agricultural
appropriation bill. The sections of the
present law relating to tli scientific
bureaus of the department were substituted-
for the provisions in the bill
which went out Tuesday.
Xowsuoy Makes Hi t'lrt Speech.
Pes Moines. Ia.. .Tu. 31. "Mose"
Jacobs, who has beeu u newsboy in
Des Moines for twenty-five years,
made a speech before LifK) students
of Drake university at chapel yester
day morning. It was. his first pulJic
speech. He will lecture ocasionally
hereafter. He told of his astonishing
success at selling papers at one corner
all his life, and his accumulation of a
fortune, which is estimated at from
$-10,0(10 to S7.".(00.
Rodermund Captured at Milwaukee.
Milwaukee. Wis.. Jan. 31. Dr. M.
J. Rodermund. who broke out of the
smallpox quarantine at Appleton,
Wis., a few days ago and later was lo
cated t Terre Haute, Ind.. -was ar
rested, in Milwaukee last night, claim
ing to be en route to his home lu Ap
pleton. He was arrested and taken to
the isolation hospital.
French Politician to Wed.
-Paris. Jan. 31. M. Paul Deschanel,
presidcut of the chamler of deputies,
is engaged to Mile. Trice, daughter
of a deputy, and also granddaughter
of the late Camille Doucet; who for
merly was perpetual secretary of the
Venezuelan Rebels Defeated.
Caracas. Venezuela. Jan. 31. The
revolutionists have been defeated1 near
Carupano, with numerous losses. Two
son of . General Acosta have been
made prisoners. Mejano and Rojas
'have also been defeated. . -
Thinks He Has Glory Enough.
Hancock, Mich.. Jan. 31. Hancock
is a Reupblican stronghold, but Archie
J. Scott, a Democrat, ha been mayor
live times, not to mention his services
as supervisor, chief of fire department
and in divers minor offi-es. Scott
thinks -lie .has Lad glory enough and
has declined to le a candidate for a
sixth term as mayor. -
'Pioneer Physician Dead.
'' lit : Crosse. Wis.. Jan. SI." Dr. Jo
seph' Semsch, probably ' the oldest
practicing" physician in " Wisconsin,
died yesterday1 of pnemtK-nia, agWt
8 He. at tended -to his practice until
a neek ago, when hewas tafcen. UL .
WILD CABLE CAR RIDE-
Crip Tangles Up in the Rope and
Many Lives Are En
dangered. FOTJE PASSENGEES SEBIOHSLY HUET
One Being an Express Driver, Who
AVas'in the Way Wild Animals
New York, Jan. 31. Ripping up
Lexington avenue at breakneck speed
last night a run-away cable car caught
up with two other cars and pushed
them ahead in a mad run that lasteft
for twenty blocks before the cars
were under control. And then it
was found that four persons ' were
hurt seriously aud a score slightly.
All three cars were crowded with tin
rush front town, and windows were
crashed In, platforms wrecked and
tliie passengers tossed wildly about.
In the race, that was started will one
cur and wound up with three jammed
and locked together, the only person
not in any of the cars who was hurt
was an expressman. His wagon,
laden with packages, was sent flying,
audi the oil lamp on the wagon ex
ploded, scattering flames.
Set the Kxpress Wagon on Fire.
So while police and crowds chased
the Hying ears other policemen and
oThcr 'crowds fought a conflagration in
their wake and dragged a stupefied
expressman from beneath piles of
blazing boxes, trunks and packages.
Of those injured ou the cars all were
passengers. As many of them were
standing up clinging to straps, with
the swaying and the jammed iuterkrs
they could not protect themselves, and
sometime- they were half out of the
broken windows and at other times
liied in heaps in either the front or
rear. Those most dangerously hurt
were men and women Avho -were
thrown to the floors and trampled on.
The others, who were in their seats,
suffered greatly from bruises aud cuts
from flying glass.
Cause of the Accident.
As to the cause of the accident the
opinion of employes was that the ca
ble had broken and the first car had
got entangled in tlie runaway end of
it. Whether it was that, or a de
fective grip aud useless brakes, the
officials of tli- road would not say.
Hut it is known that the three run
aways were ca tight only after a race
of a full mile, and then only when
the cable was stopied in response to
an order by telephone.
FKIUHTFI C FATE OF AN13IALS.
"Nearly Four 'Score Confined in Cages Are
Koasteu Alive at tfaltiinorr.
Baltimore, Jan. 31. With pitiful
screams of fright and groans of in
tense pain the seventy-five or more
animals of all descriptions confined in
cages, at Frank C. linstock's "Zoo."
which. was in winter Quarters in fhe
The London Prices do
SPECIAL FOR THIS SALE.
$18 MEN'S SUITS
$16.50 MEN'S SUITS
$15 MEN'S SUITS
$13.50 MEN'S SUITS
$12 MEN'S SUITS
$12 MEN'S SUITS
old Cydurauia building iu this city,
were roasted to death last night. A
tire, which probably originated from a
badly insulated electric light wire on
the outside of the butdling. caused a
conflagration, which, once started, in
an Incredibly short time enveloped the
entire structure. The flames spread so
rapidly that it was imiiossible for the
attendants to rescue the helpless ani
mals, and with the exception of one
elephant, one camel, two donkeys, ami
a pack of hounds the entire herd was
The fire was discovered at 10:40 p.
m., a few minutes after the evening;
performances had ceased. Had the at
tendance ieen as large as usual it
would have been impossible to have;
emptied the building so quickly, aud
loss of life would have doubtless re
sulted. As it was there were two mem
bers of the audience and the regular
attaches -in the building when the fire
was discovered. So rapid was .the
spread that these were compelled to
seek safety in a hurry, and got away
as quickly as possible.
Twenty minutes after the fire was
discovered, the entire 'building, which
was constructed almost entirely of
vHd. was a mass of flames. Rostock
estimates his loss on animals at about
$400,000. The owners of the building
could not be found last night, but it
could proba'bly -be duplicated for ?15,
OOO or -FUO.OOO.
WOMAN FOULLY MUEDEEED
Her Little Daughter Says the Murderer Is
Her Father's Cousin.
Pittsburg, Jan. 31. Mrs. Kosa Bott,
a pretty Italian woman living on Moh
ler street. Kast End, was foully mur
dered last evening as she slept. Her
!J-year-old daughter, who was lying
beside her at the lime, said her father
left homeat'ter dinner, saying he would
not return. Later the mother and
daughter lay down on the lounge for a
When the child was awakened it
was to And a man standing over the
couch with a lighted match in his hand
looking at her mother, who was literal
ly covered with blood. The child says
the man. was James Bott, a cousin of
her father. The woman's throat was
cut from ear to ear. So reason is
known for the murder. The husband
and cousin are being searched for by
Silk Tli UK Pleads Guilty.
Quiucy. Ills.. Jan. 31. -George Heiss.
who was brought into court handcuffed
to William Davis, alias "Bloomington
Red," both of whom were to be tried
for the burglary of $5.UOO worth of
silks here on Christmas eve, pleaded
guilty. He was immediately sentenced
indeterminately to Chester.
Frobalily Died by A-cident.
Yirequa, Wis., Jan. 31. Herman
Peterson, a farmer residing one mile
west of Springville. in this county,
was fouud desid near the side of the
highway. Probably an accident.
Wliitiiey tilve $('0,000 fur Hamburg.
New York. Jan. 31. At the sale- of
the .Marcus Daly string of race horses
Hamburg was bid up to $0,000 and
hold to William C. Whitney. t
'l"he funeral of Verdi took place at
Milan. Italy, yesterday. All the au
thorities followed the bier.
$7.50 MEN'S SUITS
. ONLY i
BOYS' STIFF BOSOM SHIRTS
ORTH 50 CENTS TO $1 . . : . .
MOTHER FRIEND SHIRTS
WORTH 50 CENTS TO $1 .
MEN'S FANCY VESTS
WORril$3 TO $4..
Consists of New and Up
YOU KNOW US.
Prominent People Figure in
a Sensational Case at
THREE PERSONS ARRESTED
Dr. and Mrs. Horman Accused
of Having Threatened
Cincinnati. Jan. 31. Today a
United States deputy marshal arrest
ed Dr. Fred B. Horman, his wife and
her son by a former marriage, Clyde
Sheehan, for an alleged attempt to
blackmail Howard Douglass, a lead
ing attorney, prominent in Pythian
circles, his wife and Dr. Crank, their
Horman has been for live years
confidential secretary and ofiice man
for Douglass and a fellow member in
the same castle of the Knights of
Hath Money Demanded.
The form of blackmail attempted
was sending anonymous letters to
Douglass and Dr. Crank, demanding
$7,000 for suppression of alleged in
formation which the writers said
would ruin them if made public.
-The prisoners were brought before
United States Commissioner Adler
for a hearing.
IN SESSION IN CHICAGO
Chicago, Jan. 31. The members of
the Illinois Press association, who are
holding their annual meeting in this
city today, listened to the annual ad
dress by Lafayette Toung, of the Des
Moines Daily Capital, who is the
guest of the association. Nearly 150
editors and their wives were pres
ent when President Bentley called
the meeting to order. A reso
lution was unanimously adopt
ed recommending the retention
on the Illinois stale b-nrd of pnrdons
of Ethan U. Snively. Tomorrow's pro
gram includes the election of oflicers.
Gen. Smith D. Atkins, of Freeport,
will undoubtedly be elected president,
no other candidate being mentioned.
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