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BOCK ISXiAND. Uili.. WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 20. 1901.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
China Notifies Powers She
Will Meet All De
EXPECT NO FURTHER TROUBLE
Pekin Advices Say Complete
Surrender is Looked
Pekin, Feb. 20. The foreign en
voys this morning received an unoffi
cial communication from the Chinese
-plenipotentiaries offering to agree to
do all the terms of the powers. The
Chinese desired to save the lives of
Chao Shu China and Ying Nien, but
were informed that the ministers in.
sistedupon the former demands. The
complete surrender is expected tomor
row. Wa'dtre's Expedition.
- Meanwhile extensive preparations
are being made for the expedition
planned by Waldersee.
The Associated Press is informed, by
the foreign ministers today that they
think the gravity ' of the situation is
IN SENATE COMMITTEE
Washington. Feb. 20. The senate
committee on military affairs today
completed the consideration of the
army appropriation. The committee
indorsed the action of its subcommit
tee in adding the Spodner Philippine
amendment to the bill.
ON THE PIKE.
Pittsburg. Feb. 20. Stringtown, a
prosperous oil town 20 miles' from
here, near SlstersTille, W. Va"; is
threatened with destruction by lire.
There js no tire
department in the
town and flames are raging fiercely
and spreading in all directions. John
Clendenning was burned to death-'
Boston, Feb. 20. C E. Perkins,
president of the Burlington road, has
resigned. Vice 'President Harris is
chosen president. Mr. Perkins re
signed through a desire to be relieved
of many of the cares of his office.
ME Packing Company.
Trenton, N. J.. Feb. 20.-John P.
Squire & Company, with capital stock
of f7.500,000, incorporate 1 here this
afternoon to do a pork packing busi
ness in Boston and ether eastern
points, absorbing about a dozen con
No Show for"Ooe" In lows.
De Moines. Ia., sFeb. '20. Gover
nor Sliaw yesterday wrote to the sher
iff of Dubuque county, warning him
:igainst permitting prize fighting in
Dubuque. " Governor Shaw looked up
the new Iowa anti-prize-ngnting law
yesterday and stated that while it was
.weak in several points he thought
lights could be prevented.
" Died on Her Wedding Day.
Chippewa Falls, Wis.. Feb. 20.
Word has been received here announc
ing the death by smallpox of Miss An
na Deagan. of this city, at Washburn.
She was to have. been, married to a
YATES AND CULLOM IN BITTER STRIFE
OVER SPRINGFIELD COLLECTORSHIP
Washington, Feb 20. The internal
revenue collectorship of the Spring
field district is to bt tha source of a
bitter strife between Gov. Yates and
Senator Cullom, of Illinois. This
much appears to be inevitable. Yates
wants to name State Chairman Fred
II. Kowe, and Cullom demands Judge
Mills, of D scat nr. It has leaked out
that when Chairman K?we was at the
White House Monday he made per
sonal application for the position and
delivered President McKinley a letter
of indorsement from Gov. ? Yates, in
which the governor set forth his own
claims to nominate his successor for
the collectorship. '
According to the most authentic
version of the interview that is ob
tainable the president, while extreme
ly cordial to Chairman Kowe and dis
posed to say Dice things about the
young governor of Illinois, intimated
that 'it would be advisable if Mr.
Kowe would secure the indorsement
bf the Illinois senators. Thereupon
Mr.. Eowe informed the president that
Gov. Yales -would ' talk with : him
about the- job . when , he cornea. to
Washington to attend the inaugural
ceremonies. ' . i
voung busings man of'that place on
the day of her death. Miss Deagan
was a school teacher at Washburn. She
was 29 years old.
AKGBY WOMAN OF HOLLAND.
She Glres an Officer at Vary Bad and Ia
fferoua Half Hour.
Kalamazoo, Mich., Feb. 20. An
angry Holland woman attacked Unit
ed States Deputy Marhsal O'Donnelt,
of Grand Rapids, while be was at
tempting to arrert her son, John Van
tlersalni. on a charge of fraudulent
Ct?e of the mails. The woman tore
O'Donnell's clothes, smashed bis hat,
and pave him a good drubbing before
he got his prisoner away. O'Donnell
found the man in an upstairs bedroom
and while taking him down the woman
went at him;
She followed the officer downstairs
and made another attack on him and
he was obliged to hit her over the head
with his revolver. The boy's father
appeared on the scene, with a pitch
fork, but was prevailed on by neigh
bors not to use It. Vandersalin is ac
fi'.Kpri of working commission, housed
nnder an assumed firm name by which
he secured goods for the mere cost of
freight rates. Among the complaints
are Huff & Co., of Detroit, and the
Famous Ci;ar company, of Saginaw.
Gen. Pola-Carew Takea a Wife.
London, Feb. 20. The marriage of
Rrigadier General Reginald Pole-
Carew and Lady Beatrice Butler, eld
est, tiaugmer or me .Marquis or w
monde. at the Guard's chapel, Welling
ton barracks, yesterday, attracted an
aristocratic assemblage, including
many officers in uniform. The newly
married couple received over COO pres
ents. King Edward, Queen Alexandria,
the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and
York and the Duke and Duchess of
Connaught being among the royal don
Dowle'a Bank Not a Public Concern.
Chicago, Feb. 20. When John Alex
ander Dowie was notified yesterday of
the resolution of the Illinois! legislature
empowering a committee to investigate
the Bank of Zion he declared ta.it the
state legislature will not be allowed
to enter the bank. or. permitted to open
its books, and will be prevented from
getting any information about the
bank's workings from the inside.
Dowie said that his bank was a prl-. j
vate institution, and no one nad a
right to force his way in.
M ortffage for Five Million.
Joliet, Ills., Feb. 20.-TtV'" mortgage
for $.".000.OO was filed Monday by the
Pivssed Steel Car company, covering
the works here and at Pittsburg. The
mortgage is given to the Morton Trust
company, of New York, to secure an
isue- bonds in that amount. Pay
ments of $.y)0.000 yearly must be made
until the bonds are taken up. The in
strument required $2.."J00 in revenue
stamps. - The local works burned -last
December. " '.'
: To Show Thit It Hm Ko Frelinr.
f -Cnrnmbus. Ou Ket. 20. Governor
Nasb-bas accepted an invitation to at
tend u dinner to be Riven Friday even-i
1ng by the Stamina club, of Cincinnati,
The .club invited the governor. to show
that: it has no feeling on account of
the governor's position in regard, to the
proposed Jeffries-Ruhlin prize fight.
Dairy Interests to Expand.
New Richmond. Wis.. Feb. 20. This
coming season will witness a remark
able development and expansion of the
dairy interests in t. Croix county, and
the movement promises to become
general all through northern Wiscon
sin Charge Matrimonial Fraud.
Sirt-iogfield, Ills., Feb. 20. What is
said to 1k a matrimonial swindle has
been brought to the attention of local
young farmer living near Here. aic-l
I-ean charges that Miss Duncan, of In-1
ri: r." .'.,""
him on a promise of marriage and then
failed to keep her agreement.
His ininnnea Was Run Out.
LaCrosse. Wis., Feb. 20. It has de
veloped that the ?."i.000 insurance car
ried by the late Rev.- Joseph Moran.
who was buried here Saturday, cannot
be collected owing to the fact that Ii
had run out ten hours before the acci
dent occurred which resulted in his
death and had not been renewed.
President's Gifts to Bis Cabinet.
Washington, Feb. 20. Black walnut
canes. were given to the cabinet mem
bers yesterday by the president. The
canes were - sent . the president from
Illinois, and.wre cut from a walnut
tree on the farm formerly the property
of Abraham Lincoln.
It appears that Gov. Yates enter
tains the belief that because he was
the personal appointee of the presi
dent four years ago and was com-'
p3lled to abandon t&e office to accept
the governorship he ought to be per
mitted to name the new collector.
Senator Cullom is very determined to
name Mills and has told bis intimates
in the senate that if Gov. Yates should
prevail upon the president to ap
point Kowe he will feel 'compelled
to make a tight for his prerogative.
In other words, he will tight the con
firmation of the state chairman and
will annoy the administration in
other directions. Senator Masoa,
who understands how his colleague
feels about the possibility of Howe's
appointment, has volunteered his ser
vices for the prospective war and will
aid Cullom to a finish if the president
should turn down Mills.
The office is one for which J. Mack
Sholl. now deputy collector of the
Peoria dietrict, was slated, and there
will be great disappointment, among
the friends of that popular politician
if he is snubbed as he was for an iin-
1 1X1 i
portant state position in Illinois' four
years ao. : j
VENEZUELA IS DEFIANT
Man of the Elements of an.
Unpleasantness" in Our.
Relations with Hr.
01 Mi. OF OUR CITIZEN BTJLLI3,
Incommunicado for t
-Further of the.Ber-
mudez Company Trouble.
New York, Feb. 20. H. C. Bullis, of
Asbury Park, N. J., after having en
dured imprisonment for more than five
mouths in Maracalbo, Venezuela, has
returned home to press a claim- for
$50,000 damages through the United
States government against the South
AmerU-an republic. Bullis was ap
pointed mechanical and electrical en
gineer of the Maracaibo Electric Light
company two years ago. In a pcliti
cal uprising he was compelled to climb
a. telegraph pole and seek protection
under an American flag, which he tied
to the pole. ,
Found Ammunition 11 11 is Plant.
The police last August found a
quantity of ammunition in the electric
plant with which Mr. Bullis was con
nected, and he was arrested, charged,
as he supposed, with being in league
with the revolutionists. He declared
his innocence, but repeated appeals to
the American consul for assistance
were unheeded The authorities, be
lleving he had no friends, caused bis
removal to a military prison, where
he was kent five months incommuni
cado. Bullis smuggled a letter to the
American minister in Caracas, and
twenty-four hours afterward the Vene
zuclan government complied with a
peremptory demand for his release.
That Asphalt Difficulty.
The foregoing adds to the complica
tlons we are having with Venezuela. A
dispatch from Port of Spain. .Trinidad,
says: "A correspondent of the Asso
dated Tress has just returned from a
ten-davs stay in Caracas, Venezuela,
where he went to Investigate the Vene
zuelan situation. The outlook, as one
sees It. at the Venezuelan capital. .Is
not good. There Is a feeling of ap
prehension in the air. The Castro
government becomes more unpopular.
and hostility to it 1s talked rather free
ly, and the substantial and solvent peo
ple of the community condemn the
government's attitude toward the New
York and Bermudez Asphalt company,
' Company Is Gathering; Forces,
"The New York and Bermudez com-
panjv.the correspondent is informed, is
quietly f gathering a strong force of
well-armed and well-drilled men at
Pitch Lake...TJiese men are under
the command of Major Itafferty, for
merly of the Seventy-first New York
regiment, a brave and efficient officer.
They -will resist all encroachment,
w-taether made by government or revo
lutionary troops. The United States
eunboat Scorpion has been ordered to
Pitch Lake, with orders not to allow
the. company to be -dispossessed prior
to the conclusion of the judicial investi
gation of the case now being made in
REFUSES TO TRCST THE COURTS.
Venezuela Wants the Company to Proceed
by Legal Methods.
The Venezuelan government is en
deavoring in every possible way to
j persuade the New Y'ork ami Bermudez
to resort to the tribunals.
The refusal of the company to adopt
tuat coursc ia bas(Hj upon tue know!-
edge that in Venezuela the president.
or dictator, changes the Judges in a
night, aud imprisons them if they do
not give the judgments they are bid
den to give. The correspondent talked
with five diplomats, in Caracas. They
all asserted that the United States gov
ernment had acted with great prudence
and with a degree of forbearance that
almost ceased to be a virtue. Thev
spoke highly of the skill and tact with
which Minister Loo mis had met a deli
cate and difficult situation.
The diplomatic side of this business
I most Important and interesting. The
United States after receiving all of the
legal record and facts in the contro
versy between the Venezuelan govern
ment decided to make a thorough in
vestigation and sent for a complete set
of the laws of Venezuela, some six
teen volumes. Pending the outcome
of this investigation they asked the
Venezuelan government as a matter of
courtesy between friendly nations to
kindly suspend the operation of the
decree dispossessing the New York
Bermudez company till an Investiga
tion could be made.
This the Venezuelan government de
clined to do. The- request was re
peated and again refused. It was then
made a third time in an emphatic
manner by Minister Francis B. Loom is;
In fact, it was put as a sort of vig
orous demand the third time, but the
result was the same. Then a protest
was made, and that was ignored by the
Castro government: though it had ample-
jower and authority to meet any
or all of these demands, If it saw fit.
The trouble over the asphalt Is only
one of a large number of incidents in
which the Venezuelan government has
recently leeiJ guilty of grave offense
to the government of the United
States. Three months ago the con
sular agent of the United States at
Barcelona was thrust into "prison with
out cause. - " '
. The L'nited -States government de
manded an apology, but has not yet
received it. A year earlier the same
consul was arrested and , threatened
with torture If he did not pay a large
sum of money to local military offi
cials. A few months ago a German
merchant at Barcelona .was tortured
by officials there for the purpose of
-s- 4-s is r -k v b-maiSav f r- t-i him TVin iAP.
rjtl'lllllai IIIUIirfT 1 & UI Hilar. r 11'
man government sent a cruiser then
at once and cot satisfaction and . kent
the vessel Tour months la Venezuelan
The Italians have had inen-of-war in
Venezuelan waters most of the time
for a year. Lasf year the American
consul at-Lamuaira was attacked and
his life threatened. The United States
government has never received satis
factory reparation for that.
WESTNEDOE WAST3 TO LIE
tie Assaults His Wire and Mother-tn-Law
with a Knife First. However.
Pana. Ills., Feb. 20. W. L. West
nedge, a young man of Skat.esville, just
southeast of this city, has been ar
rested, charged " with assaulting his
wife and her mother with a knife aud
also attempting to commit suicide.
Westuedge.'who has been married, only
a short time, went home late at night
intoxicated, and his wire aiwl her moth
er refused on account of his condition
to admit him to the house. He broke
the door down, and with a knife as
saulted both women, but only siKt-eod-ed
In cutting their garments. West
nedge then drew the knife across his
throat, inflicting an ugly wound.
lie was taken to jail and earlv in
the morning, after lie had sobered to
some extent, .was examined by a po
liceman to see how his Injury was get
ting on. "Give me a knife," -said
estmnljje to the policeman, "and
will finish the job," , and before he
could be prevented he placed his fin
gers in the wound in his throat and
tore it open. He was seized and
physician was summoned to dress the
injury. He is in a critical condition.
MAN DEAD AND WOMAN DYING
As the Result of a Shooting AO'air Oat at
Great Falls, Jdont,
St. Paul, Feb. 20. A epeeial from
Great Falls. Mont., says: One man
is dead, a woman is dying, aud a po
lice officer is seriously wounded, as a
result of a shooting which took place
Sunday. Rudolph Smith, a railroad
laborer, on entering a local resort met
an inmate kuowu as Marie Bell, whom
he shot. Officer Hogan appeared on
the scene. The would-be, murderer
opened fire on the officer.
He fired two shots, both of which
took effect, one in the leg ami the oth
er.just above .the hip-. Smith contin
ued to snap the trigger, but it evident
ly wouid not work. As soon as he
was wounded Hogan dropped on his
knees and opened tire, sending five
bullets into Smith's body, killing him
Instantly. Policeman Hogan will like
ly recover, but the woman is fatally
AH SIN WILL CIImTDOWN.
He Will Submit to All the Demands of the
. Teking, Feb. 20. Prince Ching and
Li Hung Chang have received a tele
gram which virtually means that the
Chinese will comply with all the de
mands of the powers, .although they
still desire information ou a few minor
details. The foreign envoys look for
ward - confidently. Atk-iUolute compli
ance Dy tomorrow at tne latest
Prince Ching and LI Hung Chang
have been greatly worried by the prep
arations for the expedition into the In
terior. and they have strongly urged
the court to yield, pointing out that
otherwise the dismemberment of the
empire was probable.
Dlekina to Have a Good Place.
Holland, Mich., Feb. 20. Gerritt J
Diekma. of this city, has been in
formed by Senators McMilan and Bur
rows that President McKinley will ap
point him first member of the Spanish
war claims commission for Michigan.
The salary will be $3,00Q a year for
four yewrs. The commission sessions
will be held in Washington. Diekma
is 42 years old. a graduate of Hope
college, of Holland, and of the law
department of Michigan university. In
iS8 he was chairman of the judiciary
committve of the Michigan house of
representatives and in 1S8I was speak
er of the state house of. representa
tives. He was chairman of the state
central committee during the campaign
Boy Suspected oJT Murder.
Freeport. Ills.. Feb 20. Roy Pow
ell. 17 years of age. who lived with his
mother at Lena, is In, the '-county, jail
on suspicion or Having murdered
Woodbury Worklnger,. 24 years old,
who lived on a farm near MeConnell.
a few miles from where old John Bobb
and his wife were murdered last fall.
Wovkinger was last seen alive Monday,
and Powell, who had been stopping
with him. disposed of property belong
ing to the murdered man. This led to
an investigation, aud Workinger was
found dead In the house.
' Old Man Frosen to Death.
Winona, Minn.. Feb. 20. Frank Bre-
zinskt. of this city, was frozen to death
Sunday night on the farm of his son,
Joseph Brezinski, in Pine county. Wig.,
about six miles from this citj uue
old nxin, who was over 70 years of
nge, left the home of his son to go
about the farm a little. After he had
been gone some time his son began to
worrv over his absence. A search was
then instituted, but nothing was seen
of the old man until Sunday morning.
Tried to Murder His Wife.
Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 20. Ever
ett S. Richards, an iron worker, chased
his wife, from whom he had separat
ed, frem the rooms of a dancing teach
er yesterday afternoon Into a closet
near ly and fired several bullets into
her body. When the police arrived
they had to almost wade In blood, so
profusely had the woman bled. -Mrs.
Richards was removed to the hospital.
where it is thought she will live. The
husband was arrested.
Loses 10,000 by the J lames.
Black River. Falls,' Wis., Feb. 20.
One of the most disastrous fires in the
history of Merrlllan broke out. at 7
o'clock in the Millers' Exchange ho
tel. , The entire block is destroyed,
ontaining several buildings. The losa
Is about ?n,ow, with small insurance.
Cost Mother and Babe Their Lives. .
Clark field.' Minn.. -Feb. 20. Mrs. .C.
Brec 'and baby daughter r were
buined yesterday by a jrasoline stove
explohn The child died shortly aft
er; the mother will di
Senate Does Not Agree with tha
Views of the Conference
rTJNISHMENT IS MUCH TOO SEVEEE
In the Opinion of Forty-Two States
men, and the Keport Is Decisive
ly Rejected. -
Washington, Feb. 20. The senate
yesterday, knocked out the conference
committee's report on that part of the
military academy bill which treated
of hazing at West Point, and did.it
good and hard, only IS yeas being re
corded, as follows: Allen, Carter, Cock
rell, " Ha una, Hansborough, Harris,
Kyle, McLauriu, Money, Nelson, Petti
grew, Sewell, Sboup, Sinion, Sullivan
Teller, Tillman, Warren. There were
41 nays. The couferrees had put very
stringent provisions in the bill against
hazing, and Daniel had criticised these
provisions warmly on Monday. Yester
day Sewell called up the report and
defended the action of the couferrees
holding that they had followed the in
structions of both the senate and the
Objects to Popular Clamor.
Pettus argued that the provision of
the conference report which "debarred
a cadet convicted of hazing from ever
holding a commission in the army.
navy or marine corps was clearly un
constitutional. Butler urged that con
gress ought not to be swept off its feet
by popular clamor. He believed that
in this instance congress was enacting
extreme legislation without due con
sideration. He said that- hazing in
moderation was not a thing to be put
down by penal legislation. He had
known men in college who were the
better for hazing in moderation. It
did them good took the conceit out of
them. Hawley, Chandler and Lodge
expressed tse opinion that the confer-
rces had gone too far.
Allen Defends the Report.
Allen of Nebraska, in opposing any
change in the penalty prescribed by
the conference report for hazing, had
read a part of the report of the house
committee which Investigated the
death of young Booz, which he de
flared had "no parallel for barbarity
in prize fighting, in bear baiting, or in
bull baiting." Spoon or said that "the
practice of hazing has been carried to
an extent that is degrading, brutal.
and in some respects, to a point near
the danger line. That It lias been per
mitted is no credit to the institution.'
Tillman Interrupted to say that these
cadets who practiced hazing upon their
physical inferiors were "brutes and
dogs," and he doubted whether the.
provision against hazing could go too
far. "This school at West Point." he
asserted, "has become a disgrace in
the eyes of the world on account of
TELLER AND WOLCOIT DISAGREE.
Junior Colorado Senator Opposes a "Milk
sop' and "Prig Institution.
Spoouer, however, made an eloquent
protest against the enactment into law
of a provision which does not dif
ferentiate between cowardice aud "bru
tality aud mere boyish pranks.. He de
clared the proposition shocked the
sense of fairness of every decent man.
Teller said a system of hazing had
grown up at West Feint totally unlike
that in any other institution in the
country. It ought to be suppressed
with a strong hand. Men who prac
ticed that sort of brutality, he de
clared, were unfitted for the command
of American soldiers. The people are
outraged by this practice," said he.
We have got to stop it or eventually
dismantle the institution."
Wolcott thought congress had en
tered upon a trifling piece of business.
The enactment of the provision would
make of the cadets milksops and prigs.
He related some personal experiences
of hazing in his college days, and re
marked that some of the hazers won
name and fame while others went
from bad to worse, some even finding
the senate of the United States. In
conclusion he declared that for thirty
five vears every West Point cadet had
been hazed.' and in turn had been a
hazer. Despite that the institution had
developed a splendid lot of fighting
material. ' Congress was not justified
in treating the body of cadets like a
ot of school children and in bringing
mem up as weas anu enervated sol
Hale believed the conference report
ought to be rejected. He said that
practically the whole matter had been
left to the conference committee, the
members of which had put on the bill
"this remarkable penal code." "Out
of this question," he declared, "we
have made a most tremendous matter
(and It is not such)', and have declared
there is no such lot of malefactors as
the body of cadets at West Point (and
they are not" such)." -
Money maintained that the proposed
provision was not due to a popular
clamor, but to a deep seated and
righteous indignation which premeated
the entire country. He denounced vig
orously hazing and hazers.
But the report was decisively re
Labor Arbitration for Minnesota.
St. raul. Feb. 20. Representative
Johnson, has. introduced a "bill in the
legislature creating a state court of
arbitration for the settlement of dis
putes between members of industrial
unions and their employes, and for the
enforcement of the awards of such
court. ; The court is given ample au
thority to settle such disputes which
are to.be brought lefore it by formal
application of cither party to the dis
agreement or by stipulation.
tVoman's Fit of Jealous It age
Effingham, Ills.. Feb. 20. Mrs. Ed
Grimorc, who lives south of Altamont
in this county, in a lit of jealous race
on Sunday mortally wounded her hus
baud, tiring five shots into his body.
Mrs. Otlmore has beeu arrested and
her hearing will be had on Feb. 28.
She and her relatives were in Effing
ham Monday hiring legal counsel to
defend her and a bitterly fought and
sensational prosecution is expected.
Shoots Her Father Fatally Because He
Choked Mer Mother.
Fort Wayne, IiM., Feb. 20. Isaac
Slater was shot and seriously wounded
by his 5-year-old daughter Monday
night. The girl shot to save her moth
er from being killed, as she thought,
at the hands of the husband and fath
er. Slater was in the habit of abusing
his family, frequently threatened to
kill his wife. Monday he was drink
ing, and Bessie, the 15-year-old daugh
ter, fearing trouble, hid his revolver.
At 10 p. m. Monday Slater went
home and trouble ensfued at once. Mrs.
Slater attempted to calm her hus
band's rage, but he seized her by the
throat. and, throwing her down, choked
her. The girl, seeing her mother, as
she thought, dying, shut her father. She
was arrested, but Immediately re
JURY SANG SOME HYMNS
And Then Drought in a Verdict for a
Council Bluffs, la., Feb. 20. A jury
in the district court, after -singing the
doxology, "Nearer, My tJod, to Thee,"
and other hymns, ended a deliberation
of several hours by a verdict for the
defendant in the suit of Thomas D.
Thompson against tlie Woman's Chris
tian association. Thompson sued for
damages for injuries iutlicted upon his
wife when she was a patient at the W.
C. A. hospital.
Mrs. Thompson charged that a hot
water bag was left lying against her
feet so long that she was crippled for
life. She sued, the litigation being
compromised and dismissed. Thomp
son then also brought suit. The hos
pital alleged no negligence on its part,
and the jury so found.
Would Put Bragg on the Bench.
Fond du Lac, Wis., Feb. 20.
Friends of General Edward S. Bragg
are circulating nomination papers for
hjm as a non-partisan candidate for
the position, of county judge. Since
Judge Richter's announcement that he
will not' accept reuomiuation the
friends of ,the Kneral have been urg
ing him to allow them to place him in
nomination as a candidate for the po
sition. General Bragg refused to lie
interviewed upon the subject, but he
is said to look favorably upon the
movemeut started by his friends.
Comtur BrltishAinerican Marriage.
Indianapolis, Feb. 20. Miss Mary
Elaine Hussey. whose engagement to
Alfred Stead, of London, is announced,
arrived in Indianapolis Sunday night
and is now at home here with her
mother. Miss Hussey has been abroad
for mauy months. She reached New
York on the Pretoria, in company with
her fiance. The wedding will take
place in Woodruff place, a suburb of
this city, in about three weeks. The
British; ambassador. Lord Pauucefote.
will be one of the attendants.
Canal Bill Favorably Reported.
Washington. " Feb. 20. The house
committee on railways and canals yes
terday acted favorably on the bill til
incorporate the Lake Erie and Ohio
River Ship Canal company. The com
pany is authorized to construct a canal
from a point at or near Pittsburg;
thence via the Ohio. Beaver and Ma
honing rivers to Niles, O., thence
through Ohio to the most accessible
harbor ou Lake Erie. Several branch
canals are provided.
Toung Husband'ls in JaiL
Marion, Ind.. Feb. 20. A telegram
from Niles. Mich., states that John
Marlow. who eloped with and married
Minnie Huliz, 14 years old, has beeu
arrested again by the Niles officers on
the charge of perjury and is again in
jail. Marlow made an affidavit that
Minnie Hultz was 18 years of age in
order to secure a marriage license. '
War Revenue Bill Deadlocked.
Washington, Feb. 20. The status of
the war revenue bill is causing consid
erable apprehension among members
of the house, as the two sides are ap
parently deadlocked In conference with
no present inctiaction tuat enner win
No Success at Balloting.
Lincoln, Neb.; Feb. 20. The five fcal
lots taken in the Republican senatorial
caucus last night were without result,
but substantial gains were made by
D. E. Thompson and Edward Rose
A PURPOSE BEING ACCOMPLISHED:
ANOTHER COAL STRIKE IS LIKELY
New York, Feb. 20. The Now York
Herald states: Olhcials of the an-,
thracite coal railroads express very
little concern over the call issued by
President Mitchell, of the United
Mine Workers' association, for a con
ference between . operators and the
legates of the union, to be held
early la March, to determine the
wage scale for the year beginning
April 1, when the present . schedule
"It u an open secret among ine
coal roads that the 10 per cent ad
vance exacted by President Mitchell
from the coal companies was granted
as a matter of political expediency
during the heat of the national cam
paign, and the disposition is general
to ignore the call for the conference
at the present time and thus carry
out what the operators said at the
time of the strike settlement last fall
that they had not recognized Presi
dent Mitchell or his organization. By
so doing the anthracite railroad men
and mine operators hope to restore
the conditions to the position existing
before the strike, when organized J
Important Resolution Passes
the Illinois House of
Asks Choice of Members of
High Branch of Congress
By the People.
Springfield, 111., Feb. . 20 -The
house todaj adopted a resolution me
morializing congress to amend the
constitution so as to make the United
States senators elective bv direct
Minneapolis. Minn., Feb. 20 The
jury in the Hamilton case came into
court at 9:55 and reported that it had
agreed on a verdict of manslaughter
in the first degree, and the penalty of '
imprisonment at hard labor at not
less than five years and not . more
The jury recommended Hamilton to
the mercy of court.
Hamilton, was remanded for sen
tence. He seemed dazed when the
verdlct was announced, but made no
sign of protest further than to shake
his head. His attorney immediately
moved for a new trial. The verdict is
a general surprise, as the jury had
been out so long it was believed they
KANSAS PASSES BILL
ON LIQUOR TRAFFIC
Topeka, Feb. 20. The house today
passed Senator Hurre ll's bill relating
to the sale of intoxicating liquors and
it was sent to Gov. Stanley for his
signature. The bill classes as a pub
lic nuisance all places where liquor ia
THE POLICE BILL
Albany, Feb. 20. Both houses of
the legislature today passed the New
York City single headed police bill.
Now it goes to the governor.
EXPRESS OFFICIAL '
DIES IN NEW YORK.
New York, Feb. 20. T. F. Wood,
vice president of the United States
Express company, is dead of pneu
TO MAJOR GENERAL
Washington, Feb. 20. The presi
dent today sent these nominationa to
the senate: To be major-general,
Brig.-Gen. William R. Shatter; Lieut.
Col. Edward M. Hayes to be colonel,
and Maj. Charles L. Cooper to be
Boers Derail Train. ;
London, Feb. 20. A Pretoria dis
patch says the Boers at Klip river the
ISth derailed a train containing Kitch
ener's baggage. The train was preced
ed by another, on which the commander-in-chief
was a passenger. An ar
mored train drove off the Boers!' but
the latter secured the contents of the
train derailed. . v
labor in the mining district had no
"The railroad men think it not unr
likely that a strike will follow their
determination to ignore President
Mitchell, if that course be determined
upon. His demands, they say, are
ruinous, and amount to an increase of
10 per cent over even the present scale
of wages for both Inside and outside
labor, and the granting of such an
advance, makiDg 2 per cent more
than the scale of one year ago, is
more than they can stand.
"A representative of a financial in
stitution closely identified with the
anthracite coal trade said yesterday:
"If a strike should ensue it would
be the best thing for us. The ques
tion whether we should manage our
own property or have the manage
ment dictated by some one else
should be determined now and deter'
mined finally and for all time. The
railroads have been mining freely and
have good stocks on band. It would,
be cheaper for them to fight the mat
ter out now than to delay or tempor