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VOL.. I. NO. 121.
BOCK ISXiAND, Ilili.. MONDAY. MAT! C II 11. 1901.
PBICE THREE CENTS.
Causes Great Loss of Life in
a Chicago Laundry
MANY ALSO FATALLY INJURED
Some of the Bodies Are
Mangled Beyond Rec
ognition. Chicago, March 11. By the explo
sion of a boiler in Doremus's steam
laundry, a 2-story building on West
Madison street, at 8 o'clock this
morning, the entire building was
wrecked and many of the eighty or
ninety men and women employes
killed and injured.
Rulna Take Fire.
The ruins took tire and a general
alarm was turned in. Hundreds of
firemen went to the rescue of the un
fortunates. Seven dead and 25 injnred
have so far been taken from the ruins.
The explosion ooeurred shortly after
the employes had gone to work and
its force literally tore the building to
fragments. Oae man was blown
throush a window for a distance of a
100 feet. The names spread eo rap
idly that it is feared quite a number
of employes were burned to death.
Cries of the Djlns;.
Faint cries for help were beard from
two or three places under the piles of
brick and broken timbers, but ceased
before they could be reached.
The unidentified bodies of three
girls have been taken from the mass
of debris, two so frightfully mangled
that the firemen had to remove the
remains in baskets. The firemen
estimate that not less than 25 persons
are still in the ruins, probably all
At 1 o'clock nine dead and 25 in
jured were taken from the ruins. ;
There are still six persons missing,
but it is believed some of them
are safe. Many of the injured will
The dead are: Bessie Kincaba,
Emma Sebreska. Minnie Olson, Gecrge
Pihl, engineer; Frank Hauman, Mar
tha Jacobi. two unidentified women,
and one unidentified man. Two
or three others are supposed to lo
buried in the ruins.
SITUATION IN CHINA
London, March 11. The Shanghai
Times says: "It; is reported upon
trustworthy authority that Russia has
notified China that unless the Man
churia convention is signed at an
early named date Russia will with
draw from the convention and substi
tute harder terms in its place. Li
Hung Chang declares that he is pow
erless to resist and has appealed to
the United States, Great Britain, Ger
many and Japan to intervene in
obody In It with Is.
Chicago, March 11. Bepreseutative
Hull, of Iowa, was at the Auditorium,
lie is chairman of the committee on
CHAIRMAN JOWS A. T. HCT.L OF THE HOUS3
military affairs. He said: "The new
nrmv of 10J1.0OO men will be the barb
to tin arrow of the nation's military j
strength. Willi it as the regular force,
plus the militia, the national guard
mid the volunteers, the military power j
of the republic will lie lnvincnue, ame
to overcome any great power."
End of the Senate Session.
Washington. March 11. After pro
ceedings lasting only six iViy the extraordinary-
session of the senate was
declared adjourned sine die at 1:;. p.
in. Saturday. During the session prae-
tit-ally, no business, except tliOl oJLan
executive character was transacted.
All the president's nominations were
confirmed. At the opening of Satur
day's sessiow the president pro tern.,
Frye, was inducted into office. Hon.
John II. Mitchell, the recently elected
senator from Oregon, was presented
and took the oath of office. Through
the usual committer the president in
formed the senate that he had no fur
ther communications to make and con
veyed to the senators his cordial wish
es "for their welfare.
WOMENWIN THE TIGHT
Tliey Carry Topeks Primaries for UiO
Lair Knlurccuient People.
Topeka, Kan., March 11. After a
fight of unprecedented bitterness be
tween the temperance and antl-tem-peranee
elements here. Colonel J. W.
V. Hughes and the entire "Law En
forcement" ticket was nominated in
the Itepubliean primaries 'by a major
ity of more than 1,000. More women
voted than has ever been known in an
election here. It is generally con
ceded that the woman vote saved the
day for the Law Enforcement peo
ple. The first issue of Mrs. Nation's
''Smasher's Mail' appeared Saturday
find was used as campaign literature
ly those opposed to the nomination of
mayor. MV. Nation Is yet in t he-
county jail, and edited The Smasher
from there. The publisher of the pa
per is Xick Chiles, a negro newspaper
man who is reputed to be a jolntist.
Chiles is now under sentence by the
appellate court for liquor selling,
judgment being" suspended.
Iowa Collega Conference.
Ies Moines, la., March 11. Repre
sentatives of six Iowa colleges met
here Thursday to consider the invita
tion from President George E. Mac
Lean, of the State university, to le
come members of United Society
council for the purpose of "consid
ering the general educational policy of
the university as related to the educa
tional needs of the state and to the
public and private schools and col
leges of the state." It Mas agreed to
neither decline nor accept President
MacI.ean's invitation at present, but a
committee was appointed to consider
Rank Thus Come to, Grief.
Toledo. O.. March 11. Five men
broke into the store of R. Danz at
Perrysburg Saturday morning and
made two attempt:-; to blow a hole
through the wall with iiitro-glyceriue
into the Citizens' bank adjoining. They
aroused the town and abandoned the
attempt. As they were leaving the
place Fred Ilillabrand saw them and
recognized all. Later Henry Keller
and George Taylor Mere arrested aud
warrants are out for the others.
Give the IT. or -M. $3J.OOO.
Ann Arbor. Mich.. March 11. Mrs.
Love A. Palmer, whose husband, Ir.
I 'aimer, was formerly a professor in
the medical department f the- univer
sity of Michigan, died last Sunday.
Her will bequeaths ."."J5.0(MI to the uni
versity for the benelit of the hospital.
Express Bobber Makes Hi Kirape,
Hciiison. Ia.. March 11. John
Stoval. under indictment for the ex
press roblxu-y committed at Manilla
last month, made his escape from
Crawford county jail at Denison Sat
lYItlsly-Known Kdurator Dead.
Des Moines. Ia., March 11. J. M.
Mohan, president of the Capital Citv
Commercial college, died Saturday
aged 47 vears. He was one of the
most wWly-known educators in the
Newspaper to Try Co-Operation.
Terre Haute. Ind.. March 11. The
Terre Haute Evening Gazette, which
for more than a quarter of a century
has been owned by William C. and
Spencer F. Ball, announces the adop
tion of a comprehensive co-partnership
plan under which all regular employes
may secure n partnership Interest in it.
Five per cent, per annum, mul more if
the paper earns it. is guaranteed to the
minoritv Interest partners, and they
are also guaranteed par for their hold
ings whenever they retire from the
Report on V.rt Sugar.
Washington, March 11. The report
upon the manufacture of beet sugar
says that in ISO!) there were thirtv-one
beet sugar factories in the United
States, distributed among ten states
and one territory, representing an in
v sted capital of $20,0.8,:U9. and pro
ducing 71.127 long tons of beet sugar
valued at $7.323.S."7.
NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE.
Sailed for home from Manila Satur
day: Twenty-Sixth volunteers, except
eizhty-two men aud three officers, who
will come later.
Henry L. Hertz is said to be slated
for collector of internal revenue at Chi
cago. The treasury department has become
satisfied that bubonic plague exists to
an alarming extent in San Francisco.
The Olds motor works, Detroit,
manufacturers of gas engines, etc.,
hurned. Loss, $75,000; insurance, $45.
000. Several persons were hurt, but
The traffic committee of the Berlin
-orKration has decided that the city
fchall construct an underground rail
way. The Greek church has excommuni
cated Tolstoi, the writer.
Bryan arrived at New York Satur
day on business connected with his
The Utah legislature is about to
pass a law permitting polygamy.
Dressmakers from twenty-nine states
met in New York and formed a pro
Importsof precious stones and pearls
ino America show enormous increase.
The steamer Numidian. bearing the
Strathcona Horse, has arrived at Hall
fax. Saturday night's snowstorm was one
of the severest of the winter in west
ern Missouri and northern Kansas.
Methodists report 120 converts In
Manila last week. -
Great Britain Refuses to Accept
SO TEET AEE SAYING AT LONDON.
Has an Idea That Treaties Are Bind
ing in Spite of Morgan's Speeches
in the Senate.
Washington, March 11. The an
swer of the British government to the
amendment of the Hay-Pauncefote
treaty made by the senate was re
ceived today by the British ambassa
dor and communicated to Secretary
fAItQTTCS OF LANSDOWTVE.
Hay. The contents of the document
are not jet made public, but probably
reflect the earnest wishes of the Brit
ish Erovernment to have the Nicarau
gan waterway international in charac
ter, instead of confined to the United
The British answer is a dignified
but complete rejection of the senate
amendments and leaves upon the
United States the responsibility of any
further action deemed expedient.
London, March 11. The reply of the
British government to the note convey
in..; the amendments of the United
Staies senate to the 11 ay-Pa uncefore
treaty iiouid be formally delivced by
the BritNh ambassador at Wahingtt.u
to Secretary Hay within a few days.
The foreign ofiiee here did not original
ly contemplate delaying the British re
ply until now. The plan appears to
Lave Ltvn to transmit the answer
previous to the date on which th
treaty lapsed, which, according to the
British view of the case, would have
put the onus of its l.ipsing wi the son
ate. The ma in object of the British
government throughout h;is been to
make an entirely new arrangement. At
iu stage of Hie proceedings has there
been any in; ligation to accept the sen
Not Diotiirlircl ly Mor-,ut.
It is understood here that the nature
of th? British government's reply has
aireiidy Iven informally communicated
to Sec retary Hay. Great Britain has
no intention of modifying or abrogat
ing the CI.iyton-Bulwcr treaty without
n satisfactory quid pro mio. Thr
treaty, according to the foreign ofliec
viw of the case, remains as much in
force now as the day it was signed.
The speeches made in the senate do
not disturb Downing street. Thev are
dismissed with the remark that "treat
ies cannot be abrogated without the
consent of both the contracting par
ties. Hope to Settle the Matter.
There is. however, an apparently
genuine belief here that a satisfactory
arrangement will eventually be ar
rived at. though it is scarcely thought
It could be got into the requisite shape
in time for discussion at the extra ses
sion of the senate. Moreover, there
is a freely expressed disinclination on
the nart of the British officials to com
EVERTS COMMANDERY WILL GO 300 STRONG
TO TRIENNIAL CONCLAVE AT LOUISVILLE.
Louisville, Ky., March 11. Everts
commandery No. la, Knights Tem
plar, of Rock Island, 111., has broken
all records to date for securing quar
ters for the triennial conclave to be
held in Louisville Aug. 27-30, next.
It was represented here by a dele
gation composed of Eminent Sirs
Harry Hayes Cleaveland and Henry
Carse and Sir Knight John Crubaugh
They were shown over the city by
Col. J. T. Gathright, chairman of the
conclave committee on hotels, visit
ing during the day Fountain Ferry
park, where will be located the
tented city" for the accommodation
of 3, 000. They decided to take the
entire St. Cloud hotel, where 200
knights and ladies will be cared for,
and to put 100 additional "swords'" in
the Fountain Ferry camp. Everts
commandery will also be accompan
ied by the 6th - regiment band of 16
pieces. This makes over three hun
dred persons who will attend the tri
ennial from Rock Island and its twin
city, Moline, together with the Tern
plars of Sterling and Aledo, towns
Mr. Cleaveland said a great itiner
ary had been arranged by his com
mandery. They will apend four days
In Louisville and then go to Cleve
land, where they will go on board a
steamer for Buffalo. Four days will
be consumed at the Tan-American
exposition, after which the entire
party will take another lake host and
mit themselves "to any fnrther' treaties
until they are thoroughly assured of
the. views the senate holds on the mat
ter in question.
In No Hurry at Washington Now.
Washington, March 11. Xothiug has
yet been heard from the British gov
ernment touching the amendment to
the Hay-Panucefote treaty. Iu view
of the fact that even if a new treaty
were created to take the pi a op of the
Hay-Pauncefote treaty it could not be
ratified and become effective much be
fore the end of the present year, ow
ing to the absence of congress, it Is
now suggested that there need be no
particular hurry about beginning these
negotiations. Lord Pauncefote. the
British ambassador, Is soon to leave
Washington on a vaeatlon trip.
CLAIM GIVEN TO THE LORD
From Which ft Is Hoped That a Barrel ol
Money Will Come.
Cripple Creek, Colo., March 11.
Iiev. Frank W. Gunsauluir and Rev. L.
A. Rockwell, of Chicago. Tuesday start
ed the machinery of the i Good Will
Temple Mining and Milling company
after fervent prayer for the success of
the venture. From this Good Will
claim, given to the Lord by Andrew
Wharton, the company, composed
mainly of Chicago religious leaders,
hopes to dig enough gold to build, in
Chicago, a temple which, in the lan
guage of Dr. Gunsaulus, "will be such
as the world h'.s never before seen,"
and which another promoter said "will
make Solomon's temple look like 30
The story of the Good Will company
is a strange one. Andrew Wharton
came to Cripple Creek eight years ago
from the plains in Kansas. He had
been a town boomtr iu his former
home. There was no chance to follow
his old occupation here and the land
In the mineral-bearing zone was all
taken up. Wharton went on the out
side and gobbled almost a township.
He could get assays, but one can do
that anywhere in the Rocky moun
tains. He schemed about, patented
much of his land, and then wondered
what he should do next.
Some spiritualist told him to go to
Chicago and turn a portion of his
holdings over to the I.ord. In Chicago
he met Rev. Frank Gunsaulus and Rev.
L. A. Rockwell. He said to these
men that he wanted to give some of
his mining land away, provided it
should be developed by Christian peo
ple and the profits used in building a
temple in Chicago. The ministers had
heard of Cripple Creek and its world
of gold and readily fell Into th
scheme. They incorporated the Good
Will Temple Mining land Mill
ing company, and started Idling stock.
Subscribers all understand that If the
ground turns out to pay, all profits are
to go toward the building of a temple,
so nobody Is deceived.
Putting the machinery in motion
was an event for the company, and
the Chicago ministers, with some pros
pectors working near by. and the min
ers employed on the property, were
the only ones present. The prayer
made by Rev. Gansaulus was a fervent
Iowa Miners Scale Agreed On.
Ottuniwa. Ia., March 11. Saturday
evening the joint scale committee of
operators and miners adjourned, hav
ing decided on n complete scale to' go
into effect April 1. A meeting of min
ers and operators representing the
whole district there ratified the agree
ment. Inn Klce'a Widow I3 in-.
India pa pol is. March 11. Nancy Rice
Maclaren. widow of Dan Rice, the fa
mous old-time circus performer, who
died si year ago in New York, is dying
in the city hospital here of bronchitis.
"Nan" Rice, ns she was known years
ago. was a trapeze performer and did
an net with her famous husband. She
toured the country with him. Mrs.
Rice has no living relatives that she
knows of. and seems resigued to the
fate that Is Inevitable.
Two Rig" in a Runaway. -
Willow. Mich., March 11. Two rigs.
cn5 containing Dr. and Mrs. Coan. and
the other Benjamin Swick and two
young women, were demolished in a
runaway accident. Swick sustained
severe cuts nnd bruises. The others
were only slightly bruised.
go to Chicago and thence home.
This will be the largest crowd that
ever made the pilgrim nisge from the
Rock Island commandery to a con
clave, which is significant inasmuch
as it has taken in all triennials since
it was chartered in 1863, excepting
the one at San Francisco in 1883.
The commandery that will more
closely approach Everts in size of
quarters than any other is Chartiers,
of Carnegie, Pa., which has rented
the entire Victoria hotel, which will
care for 302 "swords" and ladies.
Louisville is expecting to make the
coming conclave the most successful
in the history of Templarism. Fifty
committees are already actively en
gaged on the preliminaries. An en
tertainment fund of $100,000 has been
raised and will be spent in providing
a program of attractions never before
attempted at a triennial. The big
parade the first day of the gathering,
Tuesday, will have 80,000 uniformed
knights and 125 bands of music in
line. Wednesday there will be con
ducted the cempetitive drill, the first
since the San Francisco conclave in
1883. Five handsome sterling silver
trophies, the most expensive ever
offered on a similar occasion, will be
awarded the successful contestants.
It is thought that between 15 and 20
mounted and foot corps will compete.
Thursday and Friday the visitors will
lave the opportunity of' seeing the
Kentucky horse on his native turf,' as
LOOKS DARK III CHINA
One of Waldersee's Detachments
Storms a Gate and Capt
ures Four Cannon.
CONDEMNED DIGNITAEIES DEFIANT
Tung; Fu Hsiang and Prince Tuan Will
Itesist Arrest with War South
Berlin, March 11. The war office has
received the following dispatch from
Count von Waldersee, dated Peking,
March 10: Colonel Leebur's column
etorined a gate of the Great Wall
eighty miles west of Pao-Tiug-Fu, Fri
day, March 8, capturing four guns."
Shanghai, March 11. Dispatches
from Lan-Chau assert that General
Tung Fu Hsiang, with 20.000 men,
and Prince Tuan, with 10,000 men, are
at Kins-Hsu prepared to resist arrest.
The China Gazette announces that
Shens, the taotai, has memorialized
the throne in favor of the abolition
of the likin duties, and that all the
viceroys and governors support him.
Hear Who Walks Like a Man.
Berliu, March 11. The Tageblatt's
special correspondent, who has beeu
traveling in northern Manchuria,
Mongolia ami on the borders of Siberia
and China for a year, and whose re
ports hitherto have been correct with
out exception, has furnished his paper
with a long letter containing interest
ing details regarding the Russo-Chi-nese
agreement on the subject of Man
churia, Mongolia and Turkestan. He
says he is absolutely certain that the
published version of this agreement is
in no way near the actual truth. He
then proceeds to give facts concern ins h
the proposed internal administration of
that part of China, demonstrating that
Manchuria will become an integral part
of Russia, more so than even Bok
hara. Siemi To Be Doing: a Walk.
In regard to Mongolia, he says there
Is no doubt a protectorate has beeu
established, as this is evidenced by the
hoisting of Russian flags everywhere,
the thorough organization of the dis
trict, the establishment of tax collect
ing offices and the opening of branches
of Rnsso-Chinese banks with no one
but Russian officials in charge. All
this, virtually, has taken place during
the past six months, and began before
the Boxer outbreak.
Order General ItemobiWzation.
Perhaps the most important infor
mation furnished by The Tageblatt
correspondent is that the Russian gov
ernment has caused to be printed, dis
tributed and posted on walls through
out trans-Baikalia n decree ordering
for March 1.1 a general remobilization
of troops in Trans-Raikalia. because
-this is rendered necessary in order
to put down new disturbances which
have broken out in China." nieanin"
thereby, partlv. the Kan Su rebellion
under Prince Tuan.
HOE KS MAKE A BAD ERROR
And Discover That a Train Is Loaded,"
When Too Late.
Cape Town. March 11. It is report
ed that the bodies of forty Boers have
been found near Roodehoogete as re
sult of an engagement with an armored
train. It appears that a horse train
left Roodehoogete and proceeded for
some distance when the sentinels on
the engine discerned some Boers In an
ambush. The horse train backed to
a siding and the pilot notified the en
gine driver of an armored train, which
started forward at once.
The Boers evidently thought the ar
mored train was the horse train re
turning and allowed it to come within
close range lnfore opening lire. Then
the armored train sent in hot fusillades
on the Boers, w-ho fled in great haste.
Many of them threw away their rifles
in their anxiety to escape. Marais
burg has. been rooccunied bv- the Rrit-
there will be given on those two days
a display of the equine aristocracy of
the Blue Grass state at Churchill
Downs, where the famous Kentucky
derby is run and won every spring.
There will be boat .excursions up the
Ohio every afternoon and night.
Arrangements have been made to
have several big entertainments at
night. Monday evening the grand
commandery of Kentucky will give a
reception at the Custom House, which
will be Kentucky headquarters. A
lawn fete and moonlight reception
will be the feature for the next night.
It will be given at the Masonic Wid
ows' and Orphans1 home, the pioneer
institution of the kind in the United
States. The winners of the prizes at
the competitive drill wilPnot be an
nounced until at night, Wednesday.
This will be made the occasion of a
very swell eocial function at the
horse show building, at which the
sponsors for the Kentucky com
manderies, some of the prettiest girls
in the state, will appear in the role of
members of the receiving party. The
grand ball will be given Thursday
night at Confederate hall, which will
accommodate 15,000 dancers and
spectators. This ball will most likely
eclipse anything of the kind ever
given in the south.
Col. Gates entertained the -Rock
Island knights at the Elks1 club at
isn, me tsoers evacuating. Onlr" a
few horses were secured.
London. March 11. Advices from
two great South African financial
houses confirm the press intelligence
that Lord Kitchener and General
Botha have been In negotiation for six
days. Peace, or at least a long step
toward the end of the war. Is looked
for this week. The war office Satur
day night declined to contribute any
thing to these great expectations which
include, according to some, the making
of a formal submission by Botha to
day, when his force is to surrender to
French. Among the versions as to
what Is going on there is one with
some official countenance that the
government is offering Botha far more
liberal -terms thau the parliamentary
declarations have given any idea of.
The only thins limiting these cheerful
speculations is the fact that DeLarey,
DeWet and Steyn. regardless of what
happens on Gun hill, will continue to
wage guerilla warfare.
WILD WINPTm TEXAS. .
Kills and Wonnds People and Flays Havoc
"Wills Point, Tex., March 11. Four
persons were killed, twenty injured,
fourteen buildings demolished, and
many others badly damaged by a
tornado which swept over tins town at
11a. m. The dead are: Maggie Clous,
infant child of Rev. J. H. Clous; Chas.
Powers, painter, drowned: Leon Will
iams, :'.-vear-old son of J. II. Williams;
White, child of John White.
The cyclone came from the south
west aud held to a straight northeast
course. Its path was about ;M1 yards
wide. It struck the northwest quarter
of the town, in the residence section.
The public building is n total wreck.
The cotton oil mill is damaged, and
the largest gin plant is in ruins. The
property loss will amount to $."o,No.
The cyclone did immense damage in
the country districts. Reports from
New Boston, in Bowie county, say
that town was badly damaged and five
persons seriously injured.
GOING TO BE A BETTER MAN.
Remarkable Conversion at the liar of an
Elwood. Ind., March 11. Standing,
glass in hand, at the bar of the Can
teen saloon, conversing with friends,
Charles Hand, of this city, who h:is
always been addicted to strong drink,
was converted in a remarkable man
ner to the Christian faith. When Hand
entered the place uo thought of religion
was iu his mind. He called for his
usual drink. Suddenly he claims he
exerieuced a peculiar sensation.
"Boys," he said, "I have taken my
last drink, and hereafter will be a
better man." Then the desire to sing
and pray came upon him. His voice
swelled with the melodies of sacred
songs, and then down he went on his
knees iu prayer, inviting his old col
leagues to join him. Hand vowed he
would keep his promise of reformation
and left the saloon.
Strange Phenomenon That Has Its Origin
on the .Sands of Sahara.
Palniero. Sicily, March 11. A
strange phenomeuou is now witnessed
here. Kver since Saturday night a
heavy red cloud has extended over the
city, the sky being a deep red. The
rain now falling resembles drois of
This phenomenon, which is called
"Bloody rain." is attributed to dust
from the African deserts, transported
by the heavy south wind now blowing.
Rome. March 11. The phenomenon
now to be seen in Sicily extends also
over southern Italy. At Rome theky
is yellow, and at Naples a rain of and
has falleu, the heavens being dark
Can't Enforce an Antl-Lynch Law,
Charleston. S. C, March 11. A suit
for $10,000 damages against the coun
ty of Anderson, brought by the ad
ministrator of Elbert Harris, who was
lynched two years ago, ended iu a
mistrial Saturday. The case was tried
under a law recently passed, giving the
family of a person killed by a mob the
right to Institute proceedings for dam
ages against the county in which he
crime was committed. The rase was
tried a year ago and resulted in a ver
dict for the county, but the presiding
Judge set this aside and ordered a sec
K C. R. and J. strike Situation.
Cedar Rapids. Ia.. March 11. The
situation at the B., C. R. and X. shops
where over 300 men are out because
of the demand of the company that a
piece work schedule shall be adopted,
remains the same, but rapid develop
ments are expected. The company re
fuses to concede the point and the men
are organizing for a siege. Previous
to last week not fifty out of the entire
number of men in the shops belonged
to any labor organization, but now
practically every one of them holds a
membership in some union.
Put In Where Be Wasn't Welcome.
Washington. March 11. George G.
Barker, of Maine, instituted a suit for
$10,000 damages against Representa
tive Cooper, of Texas, for an assault
last year, and a verdict has been ren
dered in favor of the defendant. Last
May, while both were Journeying from
the south to this city. Barker objected
to Cooper expectorating upon the floor
of the car. and after considerable alk
the representative slapped Barker in
Depauw Student Suspended.
Indianapolis, March 11. President
Gobin, of Depauw university. Green
castle, announces the suspension , of a
larsre number of 6tudents wh tare an
objectionable show in the Delta Tan
Fraternity hall a few nlghta ago. Go
bin exonerated the fraternity from any
participation in the affair, tiaca sua
pended student was informed private
ly, and no one knows bow, many, or
who are suspended.
- Mrs. Tatea Is Better.
Springfield, Ills., March 11. There
Is marked improvement In the condi
tion of Mrs. Catherine Yates, mother
of Governor Yates. The governor de
cided, however, that he would not re
turn to SprinsfieldJ)epreJpday.
Illness of Former President
CONDITION IS NOT IMPROVED
The Complications That Have
Prostrated the Distin
Indianapolis, March 11. The doc
tor announced at 9 o'clock this morn
ing that Gen. Harrison's condition is
unchanged. The temperature is the
same as yesterday. The opinion pre
vails that the general is very ill.
At 2:15 this afternoon it was an
nounced at the Harrison home that
the general was resting a little easier.
Indianapolis, March 11. The condi
tion of ex-President Benjamin Har
rison may be stated in one word se
rious. His family for a number of
days has thought it advisable to say
little to the newspapers regarding tho
seriousness of his condition, but yes
terday Dr. Jameson stated that the up
per part of General Harrison's left
lung was inflamed. There is some
danger of the congestion extending to
the rest of the lung and to the right
hi n sr.
Chance for Worse.
T'nill 3 p. m. yesterday General Har
rison was resting easily, but at that
time he became slightly worse and Dr.
.Tameson was called. He said that
he was certain nothing was to be ap
prehended for the next forty-eight
hours, but the age of the patient reu
ders all calculations uncertain.
LOSES HEAVILY BY FIRE
Iowa City. Iowa, March 11. A fire
yesterday morning destroyed the
college of medicine and literary
buildings at the University of Iowa.
The loss is not less than "$250,000.
Both buildings were burned in two
hours' time. A severe blow was
struck to the university on account
of the loss of recitation room". The
college of medicine wui close in three
weeks and arrangements have been
made to carry on the work' uninter
ruptedly. FIERCE STRIKE RIOT
OCCURS IN BARCELONA
Barcelona, March 11 A riot is re
ported at Manllou, Catalonia, 40 miles
northeast of Barcelona, in consequence
of a strike. The strikers attacked,
and burned two factories. The gen
darmes intervened and in the result
ing conflict two persons were killed.
A number of others were wounded,
including the mayor.
Mariette, Wis., March 11 Owing
to a fierce blizzard which swept ever
the northern country yesterday and
last night, great concern is felt for
hundreds of fishermen out on the ice
in the bay.
TO CHECK EVIL DESIGNS
AS TO WILHELMINA
London, March 11. The St. James
Gazette says, according to represen
tations received from lhe Hague, tne
Roumanian police have been instruct
ed to watch certain persons at Jassy,
who are suspicioned of being engaged
in a conspiracy against the lives of
Queen Wilhelmina and her husband.
CONGER AND FAMILY
DEPART FROM PEKIN
Pekin, March 11. Minister Conger
and family left this morning. A
large crowd, including several minis
ters, bade him farewell at the railway
Berlin, March 11. Emperor Will
iam is progressing so satisfactorily
that he was able to spend some time
in his study today.
Death In Storm.
St. Louis, March 11. Reports from
storm ridden portions of Texas and
Arkansas continue to come in. Bine
Prairie was entirely swept away, and
two people killed and many iajured.
8teamer in Distress.
Southampton, March 11. The
steamer Kinfaurs Castle, with Cape
Colony mails and passengers, is ashore
off the Needles. Tugs are assisting
Nation Jury Discharged.
Wichita, Kas., March 11 The jury
in the Mrs. Nation caee failed to agree
and was discharged.