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VOIi. Ii. NO. 147.
BOCK ISJiAHD. Hili WEDNESDAY. XPItlli 10. 1901.
PEICE THEEE CENTS.
Before Aguinaldo Can Obtain
His Freedom at
FINE CAPTURE IS MADE
Cock Pits to Be Reestablished
in the Philippine
Manila, April 10 Lieut. Mapea, of
the 23d infantry, has captured $40,
000 in insurgent funds and taken
prisoners three officers belonging to
Gen. Cailles' staff near Manila.
Under the old regulations cock
pits will be reestablished in Manila.
Ajrnloaldo'a Price for Freedom.
It is stated before Aguinaldo is lib
erated he will be required to obtain
the surrender of Gen. Tino, the in
surgent leader. .
POSITION OF JAPAN
IS PLAINLY STATED.
Washington, April 10. The Japan
ese minister, Mr. Takahira, todaj re
ceived ofhcial advices from the for
eign office at Tokio entirely dispelling
the alarming reports as to the Russia-
Japanese rupture, and showing that
the Japanese government has accept
ed the latest declaration of Russia on
Manchuria with the same cense of
satisfaction that it is received in the
United States. Takahira called at the
state department and informed Secre
tary Ilay of the gratifying events.
The position of Japan, as now defined
in the highest official quarters, is
practically the same as that of the
SHOOTS A BAD MAN.
Omaha, April 10. Deputy U. S
Marshal Fred M. Hans, who is also
special agent- for the Fremont, Elk
horn & Missouri Valley, yesterday
shot and instantly killed Dave O
Luse, near Amsworth, Neb., while
the latter was resisting arrest.
The railroad officials authorize the
statement today that the mission of
Hans to Ainsworth was to prevent a
well planned train hold-up. The man
killed is said to have been a terror in
BARS OF COLD
STOLEN FROM STEAMER.
Bremerhaven, April 10. It is offi
cially announced that two bars of
gold were stolen during the last Toy
age of the steamer Wilhelm Der
Grosse. The company offers a reward
of 2.0C0 marks, for the recovery of the
bars or the discovers of the thieves.
"HINK.Y DINK" KENNA
IS A FREE MAN AGAIN.
Chicago. April 10. Hinky Dink"
Michael Kenna, who was arrested yes
terday on complaint of Mrs. Boyd,
secretary of the Anti-vice Crusade
society, charged with keeping his sa
loon open on Sundays, was acquitted
by the jury today.
IN RIPLEY TRIAL.
Frankfort. April 10. Tho jury in
the case of Garnett Ripley, accused of
complicity in the Goebel murder, was
completed today. The jurors are all
democrats and farmers. Ripley en
tered a plea of not gulity.
Given 81s Tear..
London, April 10. A St. Peters
burg dispatch announces that Lgow
ski, the provincial official who recent
ly attempted to assassinate Privy
Councilor Pobiedoncstgeff, was sen
tenced to six years penal servitude.
Lou bat Vlslta 8qaadron.
Villefranche, April 10. President
loubet today paid his promised visit
to the Russian squadron, and during
the visit decorated Admiral Birileff
and two officers with the cross of the
Legion of Honor. The presiden; sub
sequently sailed for Toulon.
Gold ttolen on Itotrd Snip.
Cherlwurg, France. April 10. On
the arrival here yesterday the North
(Jrrman Lloyd steamer Kaiser Wil
helm der Grosse, Captain Engelbart,
from New York. April 2. it was an
nounced that three gold bars, worth
l,0O0 each, had been stolen during
the voyage. All the baggage landed
here was examined with fhe utmost
-are by the customs officers and de-
vimtriw nun lie- I
tectives but. the gold was not dlaoor- j
cred. One hundred and nfty passen
g rs landed for Paris and several de
tectives traveled In the special train
Trapped Into a Marriage.
Menominee. Mich.. April 10. Ed
ward L. Sharick has been held for
1rial n a charge of Reduction. Sharick
did not take the stand in his own de
fense. Miss Mary Orth. the complain
lug witness. Is 19 years old. She test I
(led that she had been engaged to
Sharick for some months when he
proposed that they get married at
Powers. They went to a vacant store.
where a man. who represented him
self as a justice or the peace, pre
tended to narry them. They lived to
gether several days and visited her
relatives. After a week Sharick sud
deuly disappeared. lie was arrested
In New York.
Roach Rider Suicides.
San Francisco, April 10. The sol
dier who shot and killed "himself at
the Cliff House has been identified as
Paul barren, who was one of the
irembers of troop C. of the Roosevelt
Kougn Riders, warren was a native
of Qulncy. Ills., a son of the late
William Warren, chief justice-of New
Mexico. Warren served In the Philip
pines witn tne Kieventli cavalry and
was honorably discharged a few days
SHIP'S SILVER SERVICE
IS AT LAST RESTORED
Valuable Gift to Cruiser Cincin
nati is Finally Re
covered. Washington. April" UK The hand
some silver service belonging to the
cruiser Cincinnati, presented to that
ship by the city of Cincinnati, which
has been lost for the last two years
and which the navy department used
every effort to get trace of. lias been
found. It was entirely lost sight of
for many months, and only recently
was the first trace of it secured
through an officer who had been on the
Cincinnati when the Spanish-A meri
can war broke out. In the rush of
getting ready for the war the Cincin
nati made a hurried stop at the, Nor
folk navy yard, where she stripped
herself of all superfluous belongings,
Among fhe articles unloaded was
the souvenir silver service. In the
hurry of departure no receipt was
taken for It. It ' was stored away
without knowledge of its value, as the
officers of the ship were expected to
look after such a possession. It has
been found intact and steps are tak
ing to restore it to th Cincinnati.
Creighton Files Suit.
Mishawaka. Ind.. April 10. Suit for
$.Vo.OOO damage's Avas filed in the
county court yesterday by John A.
Cieighton and John - McShane, of
Omaha, aaainst the Bird syndicate of
Iaiiiuoii. England. According to the
plaintiTs' bill, the English company
agreed to operate and develop rich oil
tracts in six counties in Texas, and
expend 10fyKX)anmially until the out
put should reacli 2,000 barrels ier day.
Plaintiffs allege a breach of this con
Dowie Secures Benton Property.
Waukegan, Ills.. April 10. The
Janes Carman farm of ISO acres In
Benton has been transferred to John
Alexander Dowie for $28,300. This is
In continuance of Dowie's policy to
take title of the property under option
rapidly now. Other farms are to be
taken over shortly.
Millionaire Grocer laying.
St. Joseph, Mo., April 10. Samuel
Nave, the millionaire wholesale crocer
and a heavy owner of Texas and Colo
rado cattle, is believed to be fatally
ill at his home in this city with
stomach troubles. He was verv low
KAISER RECEIVES ENVOYS
FROM ENGLISH THRONE
German Ruler Officially Told of
Events in Which He
Berlin, April 10. At the reception
yesterday of the British special mis
sion to announce the death of Queen
Victoria and the accession of King
Edward VII. Emperor William wore
British admiral's uniform, with the
order of the garter. After the formal
ceremonies were over his majesty con
versed affably with each member of
the mission and then conducted them
to an adjacent room and introduced
hem to the empress. The members of
he mission are the emperor's guests
Thecereniony of conducting the mis
sion to the palace was imposing. The
emperor sent to fetch them three ela
borately ornamented court carriages
with gorgeously liveried coachmen and
ackeys. The military detachment es
corting the mission was from the regi
ment of which the late Queen Victoria
was honorary colonel.
An English physician, commenting
on the tendency of London bred per
sons to die young, says that they drink
too little milk. Even In the country
milk is not such a common article of
diet as it was In past years, and chil
dren are not nourished according to
A new virtue Is ascribed to milk by
The Practical Druggist, which ays it
Is the beet general preventive of the
absorption of poison by the human
Miss Lizzie Cottman. a Nebraska
school teacher, swam a flood that sur
rounded her school house, returned
-! Imcn t.4 rt.lllswf hn
I building and thirteen children to
eaw . . . . .
Russia Said To Be Making Des
perate Efforts to Secure
4 Japan's .Co-Operation,
ELQ DIKES MIKADO'S ASSISTANCE
Claims or Powers on China Now Ap
proximate a Half Billion
London, April 10. "Russia has now
changed her tactics," says a dispatch
to The Daily Mail from Tokio, "and
is making desperate efforts to secure
not only.Uapau's neutrality, but her
venevolent assistaiicetowards Russia s
far eastern schemes."
Berlin, April 10. The Lokal An
r.eiger publishes the following from its
Peking correspondent: "M. Mergeling,
secretary of the Belgian legation, has
been arrested by German soldiers who
were guarding the Ha-Tu-Meu gate,
but It was his own fault, as he re
fused to obey Instructions."
Question of Indemnity.
Washington. April 10. The cabinet
gave some attention yesterday to the
subject of indemnity to be required of
China, it being brought forward by
Secretary Hay. in connection with
Rockhills dispatches received since
the last meeting. Great surprise was
expressed at the enormoustotal of the
claims, which, being all before the
ministers at Peking, approximate the
vast sum of a half billion dollars.
Moreover, at least one of the powers
insists on keeping the account open
until it elects to withdraw entirely
from Peking at a remote date to be
fixed at its own will, thereby leavin
the total of its claim to be Increased
greatly hereafter. The opinion of the
oilier cabinet officers completely n
forded with that of Secretary Hay as
to the desirability of securing a re
duction of the claims.
United States Coaling Station Opened.
Washington, April 10. The first
Cnited States coaling station to be lo
cated on foreign soil has- just 'been
completed at Pichalinqni. on the west
roast of Mexico, and the collier Alex
ander Is now taking on .".000 tons of
coal at Baltimore to stock this latest
Acquisition of the navy. The station
Is on California bay. at tho extreme
end of the long peninsula which juts
down from California and is known as
Lower California, although it is an
Integral part of Mexico. Admiral
Bradford, chief of the naval bureau
of equipment, has long been seeking
to develop this point for the use of the
navy. A footing was secured there
n-any years ago through the assent of
the local authorities, but it was de-
fired that the Mexican government
should give its full authorization to
the work contemplated by the United
Mexico Give Consent.
Through the state department ex
tended negotiations were carried on
with Mexico, resulting finally in com
plete authorization for the projected
station. The work has been in nroir-
ress for some time, about $2,",000 be
ing expended in coal warehouses.
docks, slips and in the most modern
facilities for coaling upon ships of
war. The capacity of the station is
5,000 tons of coal. A Mexican custom
official will inspect the ships before
they enter the station.
Kockford Scared by Huge,
Roekford. Ills.. April 10. House
wives of Iioekford have succumbed to
suppressed panic. Strange, ugly, mys
terious Insects have overrun their
homes and the ierturbed women don't
know what to make of them. The in
sect Is half an inch long and its pre
dominating color is dark gray. It is
evidently of a vain family, for bits of
red dot Its somber, squirming body.
I-Inally souielnxly sent a (sample to an
entomological pedant. An awesome re
ply came yesterday from Washington:
The insect is of the family leptocoris
trivittatus," he wrote. Naturally the
housewife who read theletter trembled
all the more, until she saw In a post
script, provokingly placed at the end
of a long dissertation: "Pse kerosene
and soft soap as a remedy." And now
Mr. Bug is doomed.
Shoots Sweetheart and Self. "
Chattanooga, Tonn.. April 10. T. I..
Arrington. a well known young man.
of Somerville, Ga., yesterday shot and
killed Miss Mamie Cleghorn. a prorai-
ent young lady of that town, and
hen killed himself. Arrington had
been engaged to the young lady, but
ecause of parental objections the en
gagement had been broken. Arring-
on notified the parents of the girl
that unless objections were withdrawn
ie would "do something rash." Miss
Cleghorn was connected with several
prominent families in Chattanooga.
Arrington was the son of a merchant
Run Down for Old Crime.
Mnneie, Ind., April 10. J. J. Talks,
of Chicago, arrested here recently at
the request of the police department
of rnterson. N. J. proves to be an
embezzler of a large sum from the
Flreu en's Insurance company, of
Maryland. Copies of several indict
ments against him have been secured
here. Talks was. known here under
the name Taggart. He worked ex
tensively in eastern states several
years ago, and until recently the
Maryland company had found no trace
of him. Oncers are en' route with
Purchase Tract of Coal Land.
Cleveland. April 10. Cleveland
capitalists have got control of a tract
of coal land In Jefferson county, O-. a
few-miles south of Steubeiiviile. which
consists of nearly 20,000 acres. It is
pam- rne pian was to get comrpi or
the property for an investment. The
laud was not bought outright: theown-
ers sold to the Clevelaud parties the
privilege of mining the coal. In the
neighborhood of $30 an acreswas paid
for tho property, and the investors be
lieve fl.0 per acre can soon Le ob
tained for it.
Ttlg Ttrni in dil l and.
Raanmnnt Toy ArirlllO. The l:irr.
est sale yet consummated In the Beau
mont on district was maue yesieruay
when $1,250,000 were paid for Hie
property of the Texas Western Oil
" 1 1 .-....- 1 . . .
company, loruien.y itie soum western
Oil company, of Corsicana. The buy
ers get tbe'Beatty gusher, which has
a producing capacity of 7.000 barrels
per day. The sale was effected by
lli.it-lw n I'lillnn nf Xv York r-ltir
for capitalists headed by It. I.. Henry,
Kroger to Lecture in Vt S.
Paris, April 10. I.e Rappel. which
has already published several remark
able statements as to the plans of Mr.
Kruger, displays the following dis
patch from The Hague this morning:
"Mr. Kruger's departure for the Unit
ed States has been fixed for May 31.
He will lecture in Tammany hall about
June 8. as the guest of the Democrat
TWO CLAIMANTS FOR
THE OFFICE OF MAYOR
Retiring: Executive of Columbus
Refuses to Give Up
Keys of Safe. -
Columbus. O.. April 10. Two claim
ants to the office of mayor sat in the
executive apartment In the city hall
yesterday. Mayor-elect LILnkle occu
pied the public reception room where
he appointed the members of his cab
inet, who immediately took the oath
Retiring Mayor Swartz was in pos
session of the private room and the
keys of the safe, which he refused to
surrender because the council lias not
approved the mayor-elect's bond. He
claims he Is responsible for the papers
and documents of the office until Hin
kle's bond has been officially accept ed.
Hinkle claims he is entitled to pos
session and cites a decision of the cir
cuit court at Clevelaud to sustain his
position. Last night Mayor Swartz
agreed to submit the question to Retir
ing Director of Law Crum and abide
by his decision.
DOCTOR IS FORCED
TO FACE SMALLPOX
Prisoner in an Infected
Room By Armed
Munch. Ind., April 10. Armed with
a revolver and knife William Marlowe
compelled Dr. Harry Spickeruian.
deputy county health officer of this
city, to remain a prisoner in a close,
smallpox-infected room, while the doc
tor's wife remained, terror-stricken, in
a buggy outside the house. It is thought
Marlowe is partially deranged.
After Spickeruian had remained
crouching In a corner for "nearly two
hours, fearing nil the time that the
maddened man would open fire on
him, Marlowe left the house and ran
to the pulp mill near by. It is said
Le threatened to kill anybody who at
tempted to arrest him. Later, he dis
appeared and could not lie found by
officers. Spickermau has been attend
ing smallpox cases in the city and
was making his usual rounds. - Mar
lowe's house happened to be one of
nis stopping places.
DOUBLE TRAGEDY ENDS
' DOMESTIC TROUBLE
Milwaukee Man Shoots His Wife
and Then Kills Him
self. Milwaukee. April 10. Edward E.
Moore, aged Till, a member of the Iron
Brigade, shot his wife, about ten years
his junior, last night at 370 South
Fierce street, and thm committed sui
cide. The couple had been married
about two years and had had frequent
ouarrels. About three months ago.
Moore when in an intoxicated condi
tion broke up the furniture in their
home and poured kerosene over it
with the Intention of setting it ou fire;
but was prevented. For this he was
nrresetd and sentenced to three months
in the house of correction, being re
leased about two weeks ago.
Yesterday, under the pretense of
bringing a present to his wife, Moore
walked into tho house and without
warning discharged a revolver at her,
killing her instantly, the bullet lodg
ing in the temple. Moore then turned
the weaKn on himself and fired, drop
ping dead. From letters he left it is
thought he did not intend to kill bis
wife, but had premeditated killing
GIVES AN ANCIENT
ROMAN DINNER PARTY
Olivet, Mich., April 10. Dr. George
V. Adams, professor at Olivet college,
has given his Latin students an an
cient Roman dinner party. The invi
tation were written In Latin oa. wax
tablets ami delivered by the professor
in person, who insisted in talking
Latin while making his rounds.
The feast was a merry one. The
students sat in easy attitudes alout
the richly furnished fable and chatted
in Latin as servants supHcd to be
slaves brought in Roman viands, prc
uared in oldRomaa stvle
Rice's Servant Declares in Wit
ness Box That Lawyer Pat
rick Tried to Beg Off.
TELLS ABOUT THE CHL0E0P0EM
Jones Heads Statement Made Iast Oc
tober and Pronounces Tran
New York. April 10. The commit
ment proceedings in the case of Al
bert T. Patrick, the lawyer who is ac
cused of having caused the death of
William Marsh Rice, the aged Texas
millionaire, in September last, were
resumed yesterday before Justice Je
lonie. sitting as a magistrate. Charles
F. Jones, who was Rice's valet, and
who has turned informer, was re
called for cross-examination by Mr
Moore. Jones said that the steno
graphic notes taken of the statements
made by him at police headquarters
after his arrest had not been read over
to him. A transcript of the notes was
then handed the witness, aiid he was
told to read it carefully and see
whether it was a correct report of
what he bad then said. In this state
meut, made Oct. 4. Jones said that
Rice died a natural death, aiid also
that the will dated 1900 was genuine
Reads la Court.
Jones took the transcript, which cov
ered several type-written pages, and
read it carefully. Jones took fully
half an hour to read the document. In
reply to Moore he said the statements
made by him to Captaun Metlusky
were correctly recorded in t'lie tran
script. A copv of Jones statement
to Assistant District Attorney Osborne
in the Tombs on Oct. ''S, in which he
said that Patrick administered chloro
form to Rice, was produced and the
witness said it had been read over to
him. and was substantially correct
Moore then asked Jones several ques
tions as to luis movements during the
evening of Sunday. Sept. 2.1. the day
on which Rice died. Jones said he
left Rice's apartments, went to a res
taurant In Forty-second street and re
turned again about C o'colck. after
having taken dinner.
Telephoned to Pntrirk.
"When you got back about C o'clock
what did you do then?" asked Moore.
"I remained a while upstairs, and
then went and telephoned to Patrick."
"Dal you see Mr. Rice during the
time you remained upstairs?"
"Yes: he was lying in the bed. his
eves were closed as if asleep, and he
might have been dead at the time,"
was the rply.
"Then von did not see Mr. Rice In
life after you returned from the res
Witness telephoned to Patrick that
he was going to telegraph from Fifty-
sixth street and Sixth avenue. Wit
ness telephoned again. alout 8 o'colck.
to Patrick, telling Tiini that Rice was
very ill. When witness met Patrick
at Seventh avenue he (witness) told
him that Mr. Rice was sleeping and
"I told him that I expected him to
do what he had promised," witness
continued, "and he said he could not.
as he had a family of children. He
told me that I would have to murder
Mr. Rico. Tatrick gave me a bottle
of chloroform and told me to fold a
towel, cone-shaped, with a sponge in
the narrow end saturated with chloro
form. Applied the Sponge.
"I returned to the house and. sir.
Rice was still lying in bed. and I
placed the towel and saturated sponge
"You did that?" asked Patrick's
"I did that." replied the witness.
The witness was then questioned
closely as to Rice's condition when
the towel was put over his face, but
Jones said he could not say whether
Rice's eyes were closed or not. as the
room was dark. After he had placed
the towel in position he went out into
the hall and did not return for half an
hour. Witness had a faint recollection
of having, while out of the room,
heard Rice laugh: otherwise there was
no noise In the room.
"After you removed the towel and
telephoned Patrick the second time,
Told Doctor of Demise.
"Patrick and Dr. Curry came to fhe
apartments, and I told Dr. Curry that
Mr. Rice was dead."
Jones said that Dr. Curry then
placed his head close to Rice's face
and pronounced him dead. Patrick
rematined continuously In the house
after Dr. Curry left, and was there
until after the embalming process was
"Did Patrick do anything regarding
the gathering of papers of documents
during the time he was In the apart
ments?" The witness replied that Patrick did
vothing in regard to the papers, to his
(Jones') knowledge, until after the
Later on Jones said that he band
ed some papers to Patrick on Sunday
night. They included notes, coupons,
deeds and other papers. He had made
a list of them, but could not say where
that list is now. Tatrick called at the J
Rice apartment the next day. but noth
ing of imoprtauce happened.
Kins' Birthday Celebrated.
Copenhagen. April 10. The Sod
birthday of King Christian was cele
brated everywhere in Denmark. The
king Is in "good health and received
the congratulations of officials, diplo
mats and other dignitaries. The streets
of the city were crowded, and in the
equate fronting the Anialienbourg ual- J
ace several thousand people constantly
cheered the king. who. in response, ap
peared on the Dalc-ony with his daugh
Olney Girl's Romance.
Olney. Ills., April lO. A clandestine
marriage was brought to light by a
telegram received here. It revealed
that Miss Edna Beck, a popular young
woman of Olney. daughter of former
Postmaster . F. Reck, became the
wife of Mood Ilarryman, of St. Louis
last November, at Niagara Falls. Miss
Heck was supposed to be engaged in
millinery work at St. Louis. While
on his way home Ilarryman was held
up and shot by two highwavmeu
When the polite took the wounded
man home, Mrs. Ilarryman stated the
circumstances of the marriage. She
said that she had not informed her
parents of her marriage, because of
her desire to give her husband time
to acquire a bank account.
Houghton. Mich., April 10. Ray Eg
gleston, aged 110, while helping to in
stall a new dynamo at the Peninsula
Electric Light and Power company's
plant here came in contact with over
head live wires, receiving a great
shock of several thousand volts. He
was not killed, ",ut is in a very serious
condition. It was a miraculous es-
PLANS FOR PRIMARIES
UNDER ILLINOIS LAWS
Provision of the Bill Introduced
in Illinois General
Springfield, Ills., April 10. Sena tor
Busse introduced in the senate yester
day morning a bill which will revolu
tionize the system of selecting candi
dates for public oflice in Cook county
It provides for a common primary
when candidates shall be selected by
all political parties by ballot, after the
manner that prevails under tne. gen
eral election law. The law provides
that nominations shall be made in this
way for all elections except elections
for school trustees, school directors,
members of board of education, and of
officers of road districts in counties
not under township organization. The
primary is to be held on luesday,
seven weeks preceding each election
(except special elections).
Any party which cast 10 per cent,
of the totai vote at the last preced
ing election shall be entitled to- a
place on the primary ballot and other
nominations shall be made by petition
as now provided by law.
Mine Workers SlRn Scale.
Wellston. O.. April 10. The mine
workers of Jackson county in dele
gate convention 'here yesterday decid
ed to accept the old day wage scale.
$1.65 per day for trimmers, track-layers
and drivers. The vote was 10.3
to 77 against a strike to enforce the
scale prevailing in other districts.
State President Haskius and the sub-
district officials were opposed to a
Pays Vlult to America.
New York. April 10. Prince Francis
Edmond Joseph Gabriel Vit de Hatz-
feld Wildenbourg has arrived on the
Cunard steamer Servia with his secre
tary, Herr F. M. Guedella. The prince
is the son-in-law of the late C; I.
Huntington, who left his adopted
daughter Clara, the princess, $1,000,
000. The prince's father is German
ambassador to England.
11. o. Armour Better.
New York, April 10. Late last night
II. O. Armour's physician announced
that his patient 'had improved con
siderably since the afternoon. He add
ed that he had no reason to change
his statement made earlier In the day
to the effect that his patient's full re
covery is certain.
APOSTLE NEAR DEATH
George Q. Cannon's Serious Ill
ness at Monterey,
Mouterey. Cal.. April lO. George Q.
Cannon, of Salt Lake City, one of the
apostles of the Mormon church, is seri
ouslv ill here and his death is mo
mentarily expected. A bulletin issued
late last "night says that he Is gradual
ly- crowing weaker. Cannon, accom
panied by his wife aud physician.
came here about two weens ago, sui-
ferins from a nervous affection. His
sickness assumed a serious form about
one week ago and members of the
family weresummoned from Salt Lake
On Sunday last he showed some
improvement, but it was only tempo
rary. Yesterday morning his condition
became critical again and preparations
were made for the end. I ormer Lnited
States Senator Frank J. Cannon, his
rnn, who was summoned from Wash
ington, has arrived and there are now
at the bedside in addition to his wife.
who Is a daughter of Brigham oung,
and her two children, three grown
ponsof ApostleCannonand hisnephew.
GoTernor Shaw Addresses Republicans.
Philadelphia. April 10. The twenty-
first annual banquet of the Young Re
publican club was held here last night.
Among the speakers were Governor
Shaw, of Iowa. Governor Stone, or
Pennsylvania, and United States Sen
ator Penrose and others.
. Ga( Reject Bond Offer.
Washington, April 10. Secretary of
the Treasury Gage yesterday received
an offer of $1,000,000 6hort-tenn londs
from New York. The price was higher
than he was willing to pay and he
therefore rejected the offer.
James I. Witherow has sued the
Carnegie Steel company for more than
$10,000,000 damages for alleged in-
frlpgenjejit.of natents. ... . ...
WIT TO COME
Boer Representative as to
Visit of Kruger to
DENIES A LATE STATEMENT
South African President Will
Not Sail May 31 as
New York, April 10 Charles D.
Pierce, official representative in New
York of the Boers, gives positive de
nial of the statement cabled lrom Eu
rope that Kruger will sail for the
United States May 31.
There is absolutely nothing in the
story," he said. "Kruger may come
here in the fall, but not sooner."
SUPT. J.D. BESLERHERE:
NEW OFFICE INSTALLED.
General Supt. J. D. Besler, of the
Q. arrived in the city from the south
in a private car last evening and went
north early this morning. He was in
conference with Supt. F. C. Bice, who
will remain here a couple of days.
Today a party composed of E. W.
Farnham. superintendent of car and
fast freight service and of the indus
trial bureau of the Burlington system;
W. L. Barnes, chief train dispatcher
and car distributor from Galesbur,
and some of their assistants were in
the city. The former was here to in
stall the office of car distributor for
the road in the tri-cities with head
quarters at the depot here. A. Phil
lips, of Elmwood, was placed in
char "re. Mr. Phillips has a family
who will come here to live.
The officials who came here are
today understood to have been acting
under orders from Gen. Manager W.
Division Freight and Passenger
Agent H. D. Mack today said that as
soon as the present track changes are
completed the space north will bo
paved and tha train sttd promised
when the depot was begun will go
up. As before explained in The
Argus, the shed will be erected be
tween the incoming and the outgoing
tracks north of tne depot, and will
project over the tracks on either side
so as to protect passengers going to
and from trains.
A new time card goes into effect on
the Bock Island-St. Louis and Rock
Island-St. Paul divisions of the C, B.
& Q. Sunday. The object is under
stood to be the shortening 01 the time
between this city and Galesburg.
Dr. Voamioi Dead.
New York, April 10 Dr. William
Jay Youmans, for many years editor
of the Popular Science Monthly, died
today at his home at Mt. Vernon, N.
Y., a suburb of this city, of typhoid
William Singleton died as the result
of being shot in a South Chicago
quarrel. .T. W. Bearoan and his 6on
are held accountable.
Private advices received from Pana
ma say smallpox is prevalent there.
Fire destroped twenty-five houses hi
Andover. Hampshire, rendering 150
Levi 7.. I.elter sold the controlling
interest In the First National bank, of
Topeka. to C. J. Devlin, of. that city.
for $ 130,000.
Senator Beveridge. of Indiana, se
lected William B. Roberts as his pri
Lincoln park. Chicago, has a liaby
camel, the first one born in the west.
It is seml-officially announced that
Emperor William Is sending Lieuten
ant von L'sedom to England to show
King Edward the new uniform for
German troops on foreigq service.
St. Paul policeman who tried to en
force the anti-spitting law was nearly
killed by loafers.
Mrs. Josephine L. Xewcoinb. who
died Monday in Xew York, left nearly
f...000.000 to Tulane university of New
John Connelly, of California, com
mitted suicide by means of a broad-
ax rigged up as a guillotine.
New York capitalists "bought th
Miller Bros.' dry dock. It will be op
erated as the Ship Owners' Dry Dock
To Improve the Town.
The clubwomen of Boulder, Colo.,
have lately held a meeting for the pur
pose of forming an organization to im
prove and develop the town. The pians
the new association include worK m
several directions. Departments devot-'
to civic improvements, art ana liter
ature, as related to the municipality,
and the conduct of systematic charita
ble enterprise have already been forir.-
aud are in operation. Mrs. James
Baker is the president of the new
society, to which a large proportion of
the women of the pIacebelon. j