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VOIi. Ii. NO. 125.
EOCKI8LAKD. HiXi.. FEIDAT. MARCn 15. 1901.
PEICB THREE GENTS
Boni de Castellane and M. De
Rodays Will Fight
EXCHANGE OF TWO SHOTS
Editor and Count Will Settle
Differences on the Field
TO BE A PRIVATE AFFAIR
Paris, March 15. The seconds of
Count Boni de Castellane and M. De
Rodays met today and decided that
the duel shall take place tomorrow
morning. Two shots will be ex
changed at 25. paces.
M. Periver, one of De Rcdaye' sec
onds,' declares the duel will be abso
De Ronle-Andre Duel Prevented. -
Laucanne, Switzerland, March 15
The duel which was arranged to
tike place today between Paul De
Boole and M. Andre, at the Buffet,
was abandoned in consequence of the
authorities having issued a decree ex
pelling the would-be combatants from
Boot's Insult to De Uodayi
Faris, Mracb 15. Count IJonI de
Castellane and Editor De Rodays, of
The Figaro, had a little unpleasantness
yesterday morning over a paragraph
in The Figaro at which Count Boni
took offense. The count, with bis
father and M. .Morel, called on De
Kodays and when the latter did not
promptly agree to print an apology
the. couut slapped the editor's face
and there in Mood on tiie moon, prob
ably. The affair is the sensation of
Paris. Since the speech of M. Derou
1h1o. at San Sebastian last mouth, in
which he intimated that the royalists
of Pari had notified the police of his
attempted coup de d'etat after his re
fusal to allow the Duke of Orleans to
apjwar in the rauks of the agitators,
very little interest has leen aroused
respecting the identity of the royalist
emissary who approached M. Derou-
lede and M. Marcel-Habert on that oc
casion, the names suggested includ
ing Jules (Juerin, the hero of Fort Cna
brol, while the royalists denied that
the emissary acted in behalf of them.
Paragraph That Caused the Scrap.
The duel arranged to take place be
tween MM. Deroulede and Buffet, the
agent of the Duke of Orleans, is a
direct outcome of the discussion on
the subject of the coup d'etat which
failed. The paragraph,; In The Figaro
Which was the immediate cause of the
assault upon M. De Rodays was as fol
lows: "People have been asking who is the 1
person M. Deroulede wished to desig
nate. It appears that he is a member
of parliament, and it is affirmed that
he is the young deputy whose name Is
. best known, and who on the eve of
starting for America with his young
wife last week very loyally delayed
his departure in order to reply, if nec
essary, to the polemics which may de
velop." De Castellane Writes a Letter.
Count de Castellane has written the
following letter to the newspapers
here: "Reading The Figaro I was filled
with indignation at the perfidious in
sinuation accusing me of treachery. I
immediately begged my father and a
friend. M. Morel, to accompany me to
the residence of M. De Rodays. The
latter received usand after a few
brief observations to which he gave
unsatisfactory responses I inflicted on
Iii in merited correction. I reserve a
similar one for any person permitting
himself the same accusations."
VIEW TAKEN BI DE RODAYS.
Does Not Think Bis Paragraph Was Of-fen-tlve
Because It Was Polite.
M. De Rodays gave the followingac
count of the affair: "I received this
morning the clird of the Marquis de
Castellane, whom I Instructed to be
shown in immediately. I found my
self in the presence of three persons
the marquis, the count, and a third per
son whose name I don't know. The
nttrquis said: 'You insulted my son.
Count Boni de Castellane then asked
n:e for an explanation regarding a
paragraph In The Figaro. I replied
that the paragraph was in no way of
fensive to him, and that, on the con
trary, it was worded in the most cour
teous terms and that his name was
r.ot mentioned. The count then threw
himself upon me and punched me with
out even giving me time to defend my
self. I beileve it was a pre-arranged
Count de Castellane was interviewed
pt his residence on the Avenue du Bois
tie Boulogne on his return from the
residence of M. De Rodays. He said:
"Yes. I -boxed M. De Rodays ears sev
eral times in the presence of my father
and M. Morel, who is editor of. The
Journal de Castellane. They are here
now and can give you particulars ofj
osilna aud smiling, then retired to his
study and the Marquis de Castellane
gave the following -account of the af
fair: "The paragraph in Figaro clearly
designated Boni as the traitor of
whom M. Deroulede spoke, but Boni
could not have acted such a role nor
be suspected of so doing. It was -a
most outrageous insult to designate
l;m. Boni determined to ask for ex
planations of M. De Kodays, and
tegged us to accompany him in order
to serve ns witnesses in case of need.
Wc therefore went to M. De Rodays'
residence this morning, which Is on
the fifth floor of the nouse. where we
presented our cards. M. De Rodays
immediately received us. He had on
a gray dressing robe. After a polite
exchange of salutations the Count de
Castellane said: 'You published
against me this morning an, abomina
ble paragraph. 'I have coine to ask
"M. De Kodays replied: 'Do you
mean an article? ,
"I interposed, saying: 'Have you
fot read your paper?' 'Yes.' saidM.
De Rodays, "but I do not understand.'
"Boni then exclaimed impatientlv:
"Will you retract? Yes or no? M. De
Rodays began: 'I cannot
"Boni, without allowing him to con
clude, said: 'Can you say formally
that it ' is not I you intended to refer
to? Reply quickly that It is not I,
speak quickly or
"At the same moment Boni ap
proached him and lwxed his ears sev
eral times. M. De Rodays recoiled,
and Boni struck him again. We then
Intervened and stood in front of M.
De Kodays. Then after polite saluta
tions the whole party withdrew, M. De
Itodays. who was much agitated, ac
companying us to the door."
M. De Rodays' seconds. MM. Pres
tat aud Perlvier. have called at the
rt sidence of M. De Castellane. The
representatives of the count are not
jet publicly known, but it is under
stood that the four seconds will meet
today to tuake arrangements for the
Mckinley party "
Canton, ()., March 15. President
and Mrs. McKinley reached Canton
shortly before 11 this morning. They
were met at the station by a number
of old friends acting as a reception
committee, and went direct to the
Barber residence, the old home of
DUKE AND DUCHESS
START ON THEIR TRIP.
London, March 15. The duke and
duchess of Cornwall and York started
this afternoon on the first stage of
their tour of four quarters of the
globe. The king and queen and other
members of the royal family accom
panied the travelers to Portsmouth,
from whence the steamer Ophir will
PROTOCOL IS SIGNED:
Washington, March 15. A protocol
was signed today at the state depart
ment by Lord Paancefote and Secre
tary Hay extending for a year the
time of ratification of the four British
West Indan reciprocity treaties.
Commissioner of Patents Charles
H. Duell today tendered the president
his resignation, to take effect upon the
appointment aud qualification of his
Sixteen Tears of Invalid Lair.
Lincoln. Xeb.. March 15. The state
senate has passed the bill repealing
the law of iSS" creating the state
board of transportation. It will be
pushed. In the house, and as there is
practically no opposition it Is expected
to become a law. The legislature is
simply following up a decision of , the
supreme court, rendered four months
ago, declaring the law under which
the state had been working sixteen
ti. A. R. Knrampment Rates.
Chicago, March l.". Chairman E. K.
McLeort, of the Western Passenger
association, said yesterday that no ac
tion was taken at Wednesday's meet
ing on rates to the G. A. R. encamp
ment, as the veterans have not yet
been assured that Cleveland will put
up the required guarantee fund. "We
cannot make rates." said McL,eod. "till
we know positively where the encamp
ment will be held."
Order of Select Frlrnds.
Fort Scott, Kan.. March l.. Su
preme officers of the Order of Select
Friends, the fraternal insurance so
ciety that has been declared insolvent,
place the liabilities at Jflti.OOO, but
many connected with the order assert
that it has unpaid claims of $"V0,00O.
and perhaps more. The loss will fall
principally upon the older policy hold
ers. Palmer the Tronbled Ranker.
Nashville, Ills.. March 15. By an
agreement of State's Attorney Yerner.
the creditors of the defunct Ashley
bank and Palmer's attorneys, who held
a conference here Wednesday night.
Paimer will le given until March W
in which to file his bond for appear
ance before the April term of the
Washington county circuit court.
Had an Editor Arrested. " '
Antigo. Wis., March 15. Dr. I. D.
Steffen, mavor of this city, had George
W. Hill, publisher of the Antigo Jour
nal, arrested yesterday for alleged
criminal libel. Hill waived exami
nation and was bound over to the cir
cuit court. '
Fire Destroys $17,000 Worth.
Phillip. -Wis.. March 15. Fire de
stroyed the large store of Voehuer &
Yoeimer. two realty company offices,
and a, saloon at Park Falls. The losa
is ?1,000. ,
FOB A FINAL TRIBUTE
To the Dead Ex-President Prepa
rations Have Been Almost
ALL THEWOBLD NOTES THE EVENT
General's Fame Was Interna
Indiana-olis, March 13. The ar
rangements for the funeral of General
Harrison have been completed. The
body will lie in state at the capitol to
moirow from 11 a. m. until 10 p. m.,
and the funeral services will be held
from the First Presbyterian church
Suuduya2 ! ni.. Rev.. M. L. Haines
officiating. The event will not only
be one of national significance, but of
International imiortauce. Cablegrams
i:rc reaching the family of the dead
statesman from all parts of the world
offering condolences in tlie hour of be
reavement. General Harrison was a
man of international reputation, and
Mas held in high esteem throughout
the civilized world. He had been en
tertained by the crowned beads of Eu
rope, aud his death is felt keenly
throughout the civilized world as well.
Many Noted Men Will Attentl.
The funeral will be attended by
li'.any of the uotedmeu of the United
States. President McKinley and
members of his cabinet will be here.
Governor Yates, of Illinois, telegraphs
that he will be here, attended by his
staff. Governor 'ash. of Ohio, with
his staff, will also attend the funeral.
The members of General Harrison's
cabinet have sent word that they will
be here. Many state and city organi
aztions of different character held
meetings yesterday and took action on
the death of the noted statesman. Part
of Friday in the public schools will lie
devoted to the life aud -service of Gen
eral Harrison. The city and ennntv
offices will be closed Saturday at jl
o'clock. The State Bar association has
issued au-order reqin-sting that the
circuit courts throughout the state be
Military Display at the Funeral.
All arrangements have been com
pleted for the lying-in-state, and the
Hiy will be taken from the home to
morrow morning accompanied by a
military escort composed of the Na
tional Guard and Grand Army posts.
By order of Governor Durbiu. .lames
K. Gore, adjutant general, has issued
orders for the mobilization of the en
tire National Guard. The troops will
arrive this evening and tomorrow
mornnng. and remain until SuiKfciy
evening. Tomorrow there will be a
military display, but the excrices Sun
'tay will be unostentatious.
.SYMPATHY 13 VERY WIDESPREAD.
Telegrams from at Home and Abroad At
test That Fact.
Sympathy over the death of the ex
president is world-wide and telegrams
expressive thereof are pouring into the
general's late home. Yesterday morning
Mrs. Harrison received a telegram
from President McKinley, which read
as follows: "In the death of General
Harrison-the country has lost a dis
tinguished statesman, a devoted patriot
and an exemplary citizen. The people
of the nation mourn with you. You
have the heartfelt sympathy of Mrs.
McKinley and myself in this hour of
overwhelmingly sorrow in your home."
Ex-President Grover "Cleveland has
telegraphed that it will be impossible
for him to attend.
Among the telegrams received are
those from Wu Ting Fang. Mexican
Ambassador Azpiroz, T. Dagetau (com
missioner from Porto Rico), Sir Rich
ard Webster (of London, who was chief
counsel for Great Britain in the fa
mous Venezuela case), and Holleben
(imperial German ambassador). Tele
grams were received from the depart
ment of Minnesota G. A. R.. the fa
culty and president of Depauw uni
versity, the Manufacturers' club of
Philadelphia, the Marquette, club of
Chicago, Burnsid.e post No. 8. deoart-
Springfield, March 15- The fac
tional tight between the Yates and
Sherman factions of the republican
party is at band. It is on. It prom
ises before it is finished to be one of
the fiercest in political history in
Illinois. The situation is brought to
a head by the failure of the republi
cans to agree on apportionment. Yates'
recognized representatives in the sen
ate seek, by promises of a revised ap
portionment, to make combinations
wnereoy tney can wrest control oi
that house from the republicans who
are friendly to Speaker Sherman The
Utter's followers are eager to take re
venge for defeat of the apportion mont
bills not directly on the governor,
but on the influences which baat re
apportionment, thereby apparently
pleasing trie governor, ana wnicn are
expected to line up with him if the
bittle once"breas s out. The demand
is for a choice spring line of investi
gations. That the appetite for the
article exists was shown yesterday
when a republican majority in the
house voted unanimously for a reso
lution of democratic origin to investi
gate the Chester penitentiary, which
has been under republican -management
four years- William Lorimcr
and T. M. Jamieson are the highest
heads which will be hit if the investi
gation passlod breaks out. If such a
ment of the Potomac. G. A. R.: the
board of trustees of Purdue universi
ty, the Young Republican club of
Philadelphia, aud dozens of other or
ganizations and prominent men.
There Is a feeling of gloom through,
out the city aud state, aud the entire
country. Flags are at half-mast aud
buildings are draped In mourning.
While the body lies in state tomorrow
morning all the merchants in the city
will drae their places In mourning
and business will practically be sus
pended. Al was quiet at the Harrison
home yesterday. Numerous callers, all
intimate friends of the family, came
during the day to express their sym
pathy. They were- received In the
pafrlors by General Harrison's sisters
ami his brother. John Scott Harrison.
Mrs. Harrison, however, was seen
wiily by one or two of her most In
timate friends. 8he has recovered hs
far' as could -lie expected from the
shock and severe nervous and mental
strain of the eight days "she spent in
constant attendance, with little sleep
and with scanty nourishment on her
Mrs. Mary Harrison McKee. Gen
eral' Harrison's daughter, arrived at
noon ffom Saratoga with her husband
and was at. .once driven to the home of
K. S. McKe. !12( North Meridian
street. During the afternoon she vis
ited the Harrison home, where she re-,
mained for some time aud viewed her
father's body. iRussel B. Harrison,
the general's son, who arrived late
Wednesday night, spent the night with
W. H. H. Miller. Mrs. Russell Har
rison and son arrived at noon yester
day. Governor Durbin has requested Pres
ident McKinley to be his guest during
his visit to Indianapolis. .
Four black horses will be used to
draw the hearse which will be draped
in black. A large American flag will
lie thrown over the top of. the funeral
car, falling down about; the sides.
Black rosettes with long flowing
streamers will be attached to the
WHAT HENDERSON" CONFESSED
Taken Down in Writing by a Committee
of His Lynchers.
Carsicana, Tex., March 13. John
Henderson, who was burned alive by
the mob at this place Wednesday,
was visited by a committee in jail
T.efore he was mobbed. This is what
was written and attested by the com
mittee as his dying statement.
"I, John Henderson, killed a white
lady unknown to me about three miles
north of Corsica na Wednesday after
noon, the (5th inst. There was no one
present when I killed the lady except
myself and her two children. The
knife I killed her ivith was a new one
and had two small and one large
blade. I did not assault the lady crim
lnnally, but she became scared and
commenced crying ami I killed her to
keep from being arrested. This is the
first woman I ever killed, but I killed a
man in Marlin. Tex., for which I
served five years in the state peniten
tiary. I know I am going to die, but
I don't want to be burnt."
Clem St-idebakcr Celebrates.
South Bend. Ind.. March 33. Hon.
Clem Studebaker, the great manufac
turer, celebrated his 70th birthday
and the fiftieth anniversary of his
coming to Soutli Bend 1y entertain
ing nearly -00 friends at a dinner giv
en at his Tippecanoe place. Mr. Stu
debaker. despite an active and toilsome
life, is a splendidly reserved man and
holds one of the very highest places
in the esteem of the people of this city.
Murder in a Poor House.
Detroit, March 13. John McMahon.
aged Ct years, aud William lfairis,
also (SO. inmaies of the poor house,
had an altercation, which resulted in
Harris stabbing McMahon twice in the
left lung with a knife. McMahon died
almost immediately and Harris is in
Mine Blacksmiths Agree on a Scale.
Brazil, Ind., March 13. The black
smiths of the block coal mines of the
district held a conference with the op
erators here Wednesday and agreed
on a scale of $2.3) jer-day of eight
hours and signed a contract for one
year. ', -
' President Starts for Indlaunpnlia.
Washington, March 13. President
McKinley left Washington at 7:43 p.
m. yesterday for Canton, O.. whence
he will proceed tomorrow night to In
dianapolis to attend the funeral of
General Harrison. . ..
BETWEEN YATES AND SHERMAN
FORCING REPUBLICAN APPORTIONMENT
resolution goes in, it is likely to be
fitted out with rider amendments for
looking into the following subjects
believed to l3 juicy ones:
The feeding of prisoners in ' the
county jail and other practices ot the
sheriff's office in Cook under the di
rection of Mr. Lorimor's spacial fol
lower, . J. Magerstadt. Mr. Lari
mer's coal contract with the Kanka
kee insane asylum and other state in
stitutions. Mr. Lorimer's relations
with the West Park board, which is a
slate institution. Cement contracts
with state institutions said to be held
by a firm in which ' Doc" Jamieson
is heavily interested.
Will county statesmen, of course,
will come in for attention at the same
time. Will county's two members
could have passed the congressional
apportionment bill. The attoruey
geiieral'd oilice under Edward C Akin
and the canal board attorneyship of
Howard N. Saapp, are - especially in
mind The canl board Has spent
$30,000 in attorneys' fes for Mr.
' " r
Efforts in the Yates camp to make
combinations with democrats were
brought into the light by a secret
Expects the Manchuria Difficulty
to Blow Over Without a
BZAE TO BE EEADY FOE ANYTHING
Czar and President Again Agreed
Another Racket in the
Berlin. March 13. The opinion is
gaining ground in official circlts here
that the Manchuria question is Hear
ing a ieaeeaule solution, but that Rus
sia, in order to secure her interests
in north China agaiust possible Jap
anese interference, will during the
month increase her troops there, which
now number in round figures lUO.OOii
men. The North German Lloyd line
has petitioned Count von Buelow to
declare that,. in view of the importance
of Shanghai to European trade an im
provement fh the condition of naviga
tion in the Woo-Sung river, now little
better than a mere tidal channel, be
included iu the tinal peace negotiations
with China. It is understood that Brit
ish and French steamship companies
have addressed similar petitions to
their respective governments.
Great Britain's Pour Parlera,
Dondon. March 13. Lord Cranhorne.
under secretary of the foreign office,
replying to questions yesterday, In the
house of commons concerning Great
Britain's negotiations with the United
States relative to Russia and, Man
churia, said the government was in
constant communication with the pow
ers concerned on every phase of the
Chinese question, but that it would be
ontrary to public interest to euter into
particulars at the present moment.
Story from a Shanghai Source.
Shanghai. March 13. It is under
stood here that the negotiations in Pe
king are likely to be suspended owing
to the Manchurian difficulty. The
Chinese merchants and other residents
lure have issued a call for a mass
meeting to convene in Shanghai to
morrow, to discuss the adoption of
measures aimed to uphold the Chinese
court agaiust yielding to te Russian
Li llung Recovers His Health Again.
Peking, March 13. At yesterday's
meeting of the foreign muiisters the
question of indemnities was further
considered. Li Hung Chang is report
ed as again in good health. China
has strenuously objected to the limi
tations of the Manchurian convention
respecting the importation of arms, the
reorganization of t lie army, aud the
practical control ob.v Russia over Chi
nese officials. i
We Are with Kunsia Again.
At a meeting of the allied euvoys.
to the surprise of everylwdy the lius-.-ian
representative appeared as an
opponent to any further punishment
of Chinese officials, no matter how
guilty they may have leeu.
Washington, March 13. Special
Commissioner Rockhili having cabled
the state department for specific in
structions In the matter of the pun
ishment, of provincial .officials. whose
heads are sought by the German and
other diplomatic representatives. Sec
retary Hay wired him that the presi
dent desired him to use his influence
in behalf of moderate puuishnients.
The attitude of the 1'nited States is
similar to that of Itussia.
MORE RIOT IN THE COMMONS.
Healy This Time Defies the Chair No
'London. March 13. During the de
bale ou supply iu the commons this
morning early a scene occurred. Lord
Hugh Cecil called for a division, aud
Timothy Healy, risiug with evident ex
citement, asked the speaker whether
the' noble lord, the premier's son. was
entitled to interrupt. He addressed
some, remarks to Iord Hugh Cecil,
which were drowned in an, uproar of
shouts and cries of 'Send for the po
lice." The speaker sternly called Healy
to order, asknig him to stop inter
rupting. Healy retorted: "I won't. You can
cauens of democratic senators to de
termine whether the democratic sena
tors should indorse Senator Fander
bsrg, of Sangamon, for appointment
on the board of pardons. The demo
crats refused, by a vote bf 10 to 5,
four being absent, to assume any re
sponsibility for republican appoin t
Got. Yates has caused it to be an
nounced, unofficially, at least, that he
will not touch the unsalaried trustee
ships of state institutions, park: com
missioners and the like' for some
weeks, and that most of the salaried
places will be held up while entangled
with reapportionment. Henry V.
Fisher, -of Geneseo, former senator
and president pro-tem of the senate, 7
has an eye on the pure food commis
sionership, but is not likely to get it,
as Col. Walter Field bouse, secretary
of the republican state central com
mittee, is slated for the place. James
McKinney, of Aledo, and Congressman
Prince were with Fisher to see the
governor yesterday. Mr. McKinney
is not a candidate for the national
jub-treasuryship at Chicago. Repre
sentative George C. Eankin, of Mon
mouth, is getting in line for it. Mr.
McKinney will probably be railroad
and warehouse commissioner, as orig
inally arranged, or nothing.
do what' you like. .tut keep the pre
miers son in order. ou won t turn
him out." Then turning" to Lord nugh
Cecil. Healy exclaimed: "We won't
stand nonsense from you."
All the. time the Nationalists' were
cheering, laughing and shouting.
"Turn him out." "Fetch the police.
aud the like. Eventually order was
Answering a question in the house
of commons Lord Cranliorne. the un
der secretary for the foreign office,
said no steps had been taken by his
majesty's government to revise the
Hay-pauncefote treaty, but the govern
ment would be ready to consider in a
friendly way .any projiosals made to
ward that object by the United States
Klusive Boer Is Heard Froi'i.
Loudon, March 13. A cable" from
Adelaide. Caie Colony, dated March
1... savs: Kritziuger's commando is
working northward, an d has eluded
three British columns. It passed" here
on both sides of the town without at
tacking. Yesterday evening a Boer
patrol captured four native scouts and
shot three of them. Kritzinger's men
have carried off all the liorses in the
Albany district, for which, as they
were registered. Great Britain will
have to pay 10,000. The raider
were civil to the inhabitants of the
district, though they commandeered
the liorses and food. They did not in
dulge in the wanton destruction of
property, and In many cases offered
cash for the food they obtained.
EXTRA SESSION IM IOWA
6 late Solon Slay Be Called to Help the
Stat 3 Cnlveritity.
Des "Moines, -la., March 13. When
Governor Shaw returns he will con
sider the proposition of calling an ex
tra session of the legislature to pro
vide for the necessities of the state
university aud agricultural college. It
will be impossible to take care of the
university in any other way, for the
erection of a large building for the
medical department is necessary and
funds will not be available until au
appropriation is made. The Jfll'.Ooi)
available in the providential contin
gency fund would be thrown away,
some of the regents think, in the erec
tion of a temporary building.
If the legislature should lie called in
extra session at this time it would
have to elect a United States senator.
Senator Dolliver's apointnient is good
only until the meeting of .the legisla
ture. It does not appear now that this
would have any bearing upon the ques
tion, because there is no opposition to
the election of Senator Dolliver.
SAYS SHE WAS SWINDLED.
Michigan Woman Who Goes to New York
New York. March 13. Miss Kthlynii
Quimby. of Grand Rapids. Mich., ap
peared in the police court yesterday as
complainant against Mrs. Belle Fitz
gerald, who is otherwise known as
Mine. Zingara. fortune teller and
clairvoyant. Miss ijuimby charges
Mrs. Fitzgerald with the larceny of
$WU In April. 19H). at Grand Rapids,
when she was known as Mildred Feu
ton. Mrs. Fitzgerald, or Zingara. has
been in the Tombs since last August,
when she was brought here from Chi
cago on two charges of grand larceny.
Miss- Quimby is prominent in society
at Grand Rapids, and treasurer of the
'Butterflies." a social organization.
She went to the Tombs prison yester
day, and identified Mrs. Fitzgerald as
the woman who, had, she says, swin
dled her at Grand Rapids. She picked
her out from a number of female pris
oners.' DRIVERS ARE NOT SATISFIED
Joint Agreement or Mine Operators and
Miners Has a WeaU Spot.
Springfield. Ills., March 13. The
scale adopted by the joint conference
of miners aud ojerators at the recent
stsite meeting has caused much dissat
isfaction among t lie mine drivers of the
Springfield district. The drivers com
plain that it comiels them to work for
less wages than is paid to drivers em
ployed in the mines along the Chicago
aud Altou railroad south of Springfield,
anil declare that they will refuse to
enter the mines unless placed on an
equality with the drivers in these
Should they carry out the agree
ment the local miners" union would be
come liable to the opera tors for an indemnity-amounting
to"10 cents a ton
on the average daily output of the
mines, as agreed, and liquidated dam
ages. For the payment of these dam
agse the 'United Mine 'Workers state
. . May Turn Out to Be Murder,
Trempealeau. Wis.. March 13. It
now appears that the late alleged sui
cide of. ex-County Treasurer Larson,
who It was supposed jumped from a
bridge into Pigeon creek, this county,
may" yet turn out to be a murder. It
seems that Larson left no word Indi
cating suicide iuteut. and it is said
carried a sum of money on his person
that is missing. A mark on the fore
head of the corpse also Indicates foul
play and may have been caused from
some blunt instrument. Another the
ory of the possible crime is that he
was the victim of a rival in love.
Just in Time to SaTe Her.
Madison. Wis., March 13. Mrs. An
derson, wife of the sergeant-at-arms
of the assembly, had a narrow escape
from being burned to death at her
temporary home here. Her husband
arrived just in time to save her, and
burned his hands everely In his ef;
forts. Wood alcohol caused the blaze'
Mrs. Anderson was using some of it
in heating water on a small heater, and
held the liottle in her hand while she
lit a match. The vapor from the al
cohol caught fire.
, . . . .
Death of W. J- Bateuian-
Litchtield. Ills.. March 13. W. U.
Bateman, supervisor of the census of
1JW0 for the Eighteenth congressional
district, died Wednesday evening of
scarlet fever 'and heart failure, after
tour days illness, aged 48. He-was
a well-known 'Republican politician,
and chairman of the Republican coun
ty central committee. ' - (
OF WAR END
Not; According to a Dispatch
From Kitchener Which is
NOTHING IS SAID OF IT
De Wet Reaches Sanokal On
His Northward Bound
THE ARMY TO BE RECRUITED
London, March 15. A dispatch
from Kitchener issued this morn
ing is silent on the subject of peace
and it leads . to the conclusion that
nothing vet is accomplished of a defi
nite character to justify lending of
official support to the view that the
war is over. A or do French's
movements indicate a cessation of
Da Wet Heard From.
Da Wet has reached Sanokal on his
northward passage. French in addi
tion to his previous successes reports
46 Boers killed and wounded, and 146,
taken prisoners with 200 rifles, 3,700
rounds of ammunition, 2,400 horses,
2,500 cattle, 400 wagons and carts be
sides mules and oxen.
Methuen arrived at Warrentown,
bringing in prisoners and cattle.
The weather is wet, delaying move
To Increase His Army.
A Pretoria dispatch after noting
De Wet's arrival at Sonakal says:
Though he-has only a small followfflg
Da Wet is nearing the district where
he is likely to pick up bands of re
publicans who am preeai in Dorn-
berg and Kooran6burg.:'
LAKE STEAMER INDIANA
DRIFTING AND IN PERIL.
Racine, Wis., March 15. The
steamer Indiana of the Goodrich line
with 25 pastengers and a crew of 15,
lost her rudder during a heavy storm
this morning, and this afternoon she
had drifted two miles south of the
harbor within a quarter of a mile
from the shore, and is in a dangerous'
position. The steamer Atlanta and
tugs are standing by her, bat if the
northwest gale increases the Indiana
will be driven ashore. In such an
event it will be difficult to land too
PANIC AND DEATH
IN A CAPITAL HOTEL.
Washington, March 15. Early this
morning electric light wires started a
fire in the Merchants' hotel, pausing
panic among the guests. L. F.
Henry was suffocated and four seri
ously injured, 80 jumping .from the
windows. The damage was small. -.
RIOTS IN RUSSIA
CAUSE MUCH EXCITEMENT.
St. Petersburg, March 15. News
from Moscow states that the city is
terribly excited over a riot partially
directed against the Grand Duke Ser
gius, governor general of Moscow,
which began the 4th. Disturbances
continued several days. In a conflict
with the police a student was killed,
and many injured. Seven hundred
BIG SAVINGS BANK
EXPERIENCING A RUN
Natick, Mass., March 15. A ran on
the Natick 5 cents saving bank is in
progress, large numbers of deposit
ors having drawn out their money.
The run was precipitated by a rumor
concerning the solvency of the insti
tution, which has assets of 2,190,
000, and is regarded as one of the
strongest banks in Ne n England.
BRITISH AND RUSSIANS
CLOSE TO A CONFLICT
Tien Tsin, March 15. The British
and Russians are disputing over the
limits of the railway property in
The guards of both nations are in
close proximity to each . other.
Trouble will occur unless the Russians