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VOIi. L. NO. 147.
BOCK ISliAHD. Hili.. WEDNESDAY. PBIIi 10. 1901.
PBIGE THEEE CENTS.
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Before Aguinaldo Can Obtain
His Freedom at
FINE CAPTURE IS MADE
Cock Pits to Be Reestablished
in the Philionine
Manila, April 10 Lieut. Mapes, of
the 2di Infantrv, has captured f 40,
000 in insurgent funds and taken
prisoners three officers belonging to
Gen. Cailles' staff near Manila.
Lnder the old regulations cock
pits will be reestablished in Manila.
Airoloaldo'. 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, today re
ceived official advices from the for
eign office at Tokio entirely dispelling
the alarmiog 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 sense of
satisfaction that it is received in the
United States. Takahira called at the
state department and informed Secre
tary Hay of the gratifying events.
The position of Japan, as now defined
in the highest official quarters, is
practically the same as that cf the
SHOOTS A BAD MAN.
Omaha, April 1.0. Deputy IT. S.
Marshal Fred M. Hans, who is also
special agent for the Fremont, Elk
horn & Missouri Valley, yesterday
shot and instantly killed Dave O.
Liuse, near Ainsworth, Neb., while
the latter was resisting arrest.
The railroad officials authorize the
statement today that the mission cf
Hans to Amsworth 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 voy
age of the steamer Wilhelm Der
Grosse. The company oilers a reward
of 2.0C0 markafor the recovery of the
bars or thediscoverv of the thieves.
"HINKY DINK" KENNA
IS A FREE MAN AGAIN.
Chicago, April 10. "Kinky 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.
Ulren biz Tears.
London, April 10. A St. Peters
burg dispatch announces that Ligow
ski, the provincial official who recent
ly attempted to assassinate Privy
Councilor Pobicdonestgeff, was sen
tenced to six years penal servitude.
Lob bet Vlalta Sq.adroD.
Villcfranche, 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 presidens sub
sequently sailed for Toulon.
Gold itolen on Hoard Ship.
ClierlHwrg. France, April 10. On
the arrival here yesterday the North
German Lloyd steamer Kaiser Wil
liclm der Grosse, Captain Engclhart,
from New York. April 2, it was an
nounced that three gold bars, worth
i,(XK) each, had been stolon during
the voyage. All the baggage landed
here was examined wlrh fhe utmost j
care by the customs officers and de- I
, tttctirea but. the gold, was not OUcov- I
cred. One hundred and fifty passen
gers landed for Paris and several de
tective traveled In the special train
Trapped Into Marriage.
Menominee. Mich., April 10. Ed
ward L. Sharick has been held for
trial on a charge of seduetlon.Sbarick
did not take the stand in hia own de
fense. Miss Mary Orth, the complain
ing witness. Is 10 years old. She testi
fied that she had been engaged to
Sharick for some months when he
proposed that they get married at
Towers. 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
denly disappeared. He was arrested
in New York.
Rough Rider Suicide.
San 1-ranci.sco, April K. The sol
dier who shot and killed "himself at
B ?h nouse b?s been identined as
I Paul YAarren. who was one of the
I neuilwrs of troop C. of the Roosevelt
of Oulney. Ills., a son of the late
William Warren, chief justice of New
Mexico, Warren served in the Philip
pines witu the Kieveutu cavalrv 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" lo. 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
jsnd 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-American
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 be longings
Among the articles unloaded was
the souvenir silver serrice. 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 the Cincinnati.
Creighton Files Suit.
Mishawaka. lml.. April lO. Suit for
$.'i4K).0io damages wag tiled in the
county court yesterday by John A.
Creighton and. John Mi-Shane, of
Omaha, against the Bird syndicate of
Tendon. England. According to the
plaintiTs' bill, the Knglish company
agreed to operate and deve'op rich oil
tracts in six counties in Texas, and
expend $100nO0nnmiaIly until the out
put should reacli 2,(XX) barrels per day
Plaintiffs allege a breach of this con
Dowie Secure Benton Property.
Waukegan, Ills.. April 10. The
.Taires Carman farm of ISO acres in
Benton has been transferred to John
Alexander Dowie for $28.."ioo. This is
In continuance of Dowie's policy to
take title of the property under option
rapidlv now. Other farms arc to be
taken over shortly.
Millionaire Oroc-er Jying.
St. Joseph. Mo.. April 10. Samuel
Xnve, the millionaire wholesale grocer
and a heavy owner of Texas and Colo
rado cattle, is believed to be fatally
ill at his home in this citv with
stomach troubles. lie 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
a 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
them to the empress. The members of
the mission are the emperor's guests
The ceremony 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
lackeys. 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 says it
the best 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
with a horse nnd rope and pulled the
7 '" u 1
nd thirteen children to
Russia Said To Be Making Des
perate Efforts to Secure
ELQUIEES MIKADO'S ASSISTANCE
Claims of Powers on China Now Ap
proximate a Half Billion
Loudon. 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.:Japau's neutrality, but tier
veuevolent assistancetowards 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-Men gate,
but it was his own fault, as he re
fused to oley 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
RockhiU's dispatches received since
the last meeting. Great surprise was
expressed at the enormoustotal of the
claims, which, being all before the
miuisters at Peking, approximate the
vast sum of a half billion dollars
Moreover, at least one of the powers
Insists on keeping the account oien
until it elects to withdraw entirely
from Peking at a remote date to be
fixed at its own will, thereby leaving
the total of Its claim to be increased
greatly hereafter. The opinion of the
other cabinet officer completely ac
corded with that f Secretary Hay as
to the desirability of securing a re
duction of the claims.
United States Coaling Station Opened.
Washington, April 10. The first
t'nited States coaling station to be lo
cated on foreign soil lias- just 'been
completed at Pichalinqui, on the west
coast of Mexico, and the collier Alex
ander is now taking on r.0)0 tons of
coal at Baltimore to stock this latest
Acquisition of the navy. The station
Is on California bay, at the extreme
end of the long peninsula which Juts
flown from California and is known as
Lowcr 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-auy years ago through the assent of
the local authorities, but it was de
sired that the Mexican government
should give its full authorization to
the work contemplated by the United
Mexico Gives 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 prog
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
f,000 tons of coal. A Mexican custom
official will Inspect the ships before
they enter the station.
Itockford Scared by Jiugs.
Rockford, Ills.. April 10. House
wives of Itockford 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.
r inally someliody 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: "Use kerosene
and soft soap as a remedy." And now
Mr. Bug is doomed.
Shoots Sweetheart and Self. """"
Chattanooga. Tenn.. April 10. T. L.
Arriugton. a well known young man.
of Somerville, Ga.. yesterday shot and
killed Miss Mamie Cleghorn. a promi
nent young lady of that town, and
then kdlled himself. Arrington bad
been engaged to the young lady, btit
because of parental objections the en
gagement had been broken. Arring
ton notified the parents of the girl
that unless objections were withdrawn
be would "do something rash." Miss
Cleghorn was connected with several
prominent families In Chattanooga.
Arrington was the son of a merchant
Itun Down for Old Crime.
Mnncie, 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
Fireu 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. lie worked ex
tensively in eastern states several
years ago. and until recently the
Maryland company had found no trace
of him. Officers 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, 0 a
few- miles south of Steubenville. wh it'll
consists of nearly 20,000 1 acres. It is
iaiu- me pian was ro get comrpi or
the property for an investment. The
land was not bought outright: theown-
ers sold to the Cleveland parties the
privilege of mining the coal. In the
neighborhood of $35 an acrewas paid
for the property, and the Investors be
lieve $150 per acre can soon be ob
tained for it.
3;- Deal In Oil Land.
Beaumont, Tex., April 10. The larg
est sale yet consummated In the Beau
mont oil district was made yesterday
when $1,250,000 were paid for ihe
property of the Texas Western Oil
company, formerly the Southwestern
Oil company, of Corsicana. The buy
ers get the Beatty gusher, which has
a producing capacity of 7.0OO barrels
per day. The sale was effects! by
Charles D. Pullen, of New York city,
for capitalists headed by It. L. Henry,
Kroger to Lecture In Vi S.
Paris. April 10. Le Rappel. which
has already published several remark
able statements as to the plans of Mr.
Kruger. dis;lays 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 lo Two claim
ants to the office of mayor sat in the
executive apartment in the city hall
yesterday. Mayor-elect Hinkle 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 fhe private room and the
keys of the safe, which he refused to
surrender because the council has 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 accepted.
Hinkle claims he is entitled to pos
session and cites a decision of the cir
cuit court at Cleveland 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
Mnncie. Ind.. April 10. Armed witli
a revolver and knife William Marlowe
compelled Dr. Harry Spickerman.
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 Spickerman had remained
crouching In a corner for "nearly two
hours, fearing all 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
he threatened to kill anybody who at
tempted to arrest hiio. Later, he dis
appeared and could not lie found by
officers. Spickerman has been attend
ing smallpox cases in the city anil
was making his usual rounds. Mar
lowe's house happened to be one of
iih stopping places.
DOUBLE TRAGEDY ENDS
' DOMESTIC TROUBLE
Milwaukee Man Shoots His Wife
and Then Kills Him
self. Milwaukee. April 10. Edward E.
Moore, aged 50, a member of the Iron
Brigade, siiot his wife, about ton years
his junior, last night at .170 South
Pierce street, and then committed sui
cide. The couple had been married
about two years and had had frequent
miarrels. 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 on 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.
lesterday, under the pretense of
bringing a present to his wife, Moore
walked into the house and without
warning discharged a revolver at her,
killing her instantly, the bullet lodg
ing in the temple. Moore then turned
the weaiKin on himself and fired, drop
ping dead. lrom letters he hft it is
thought he did not intend to kill his
wiife. but had premeditated killing
GIVES AN ANCIENT
ROMAN DINNER PARTY
Olivet. Mich.. April 10. Dr. George
Adams, professor at Olivet college,
Las given his Latin students an an
cient Roman dinner party. The invi
tation were written in Latin on-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 table and -batted
in Latin as servants supposed to be
tdaves brousrbt in Roman viands, pre
pared in oldjtojajia stxls. '
Rice's Servant Declares in Wit
ness Box That Lawyer Pat
rick Tried to Beg Off.
TELLS ABOUT THE CHLOEOPOEM
Jones Heads Statement Made Last Oc
tober and Pronounces Tran
New York. April 10. The commit
ment proceedings in the case of Al
liert T. Patrick, the lawyer who as ac
cused of having caused the death of
William Marsh Rice, the aged Texas
millionaire, in September last, were
resumed yesterday before Justice Je
lome. sitting as a magistrate. Charles
P. 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, and he was
told to read It carefully and see
whether it was a correct report of
what he had then said. In this state
ment, made Oct. 4. Jones said that
Rice died a natural death, and also
that the will dated 1000 was genuine.
Reads in 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 Captaiin McClusky
were correctly recorded in the tran
script. A copy, of Jones' statement
to Assistant District Attorney Osborne
in the Tombs on Oct. 'JS. in which he
said that Patrick administered chloro
form to Rice, was produced and tLe
witness said it had been read over to
him, and was substantially correct.
Moore then asked Jones several ques
tions as to liiis movements during the
evening of Sunday. Sept. 23. 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 0 o'colck, after
having taken dinner.
Telephoned to Pntrirk.
"When yon got back about d o'clock
what did you do then?" asked Moore.
"I remained a while upstairs, and
then went and telephoned to Patrick."
"Did von see Mr. Rice during the
time you remained upstairs V"
"Yes: lie 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. uu-e In
life after you returned from the res
Witness telephoned to Patrick that
he was going to telegraph from I-'ifty-
sixth street and Sixtli avenue. Wit
ness telephoned again. alout 8 o'colck.
to Patrick, telling liim 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 iromised," witness
continued, "and he said he could not,
as be had a family of children. He
told me that I would have to murder
Mr. Rice. Fatrick 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. Mr.
Rice was still lying In bed. and I
placed the towel and saturated sponge
"You did that?" asked Patrick's
'T did that." replied the witness.
Tho 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 the
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. Tatrick
remained 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
The witness replied that Patrick did I
T'othing 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 bad made
a list of them, but could not say where
that list is now. Patrick called at the
Rice apartment the next day. but noth
ing of lmoprtauce -happened.
Klng' Birthday Celebrated.
Copenhagen, April 10. The ST,d
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
sauace fronting the Anialienbourc pal- j
ace several thousand people constantly
cheered the king, who, in response, ap
peared on the balcony with his daugh
ters. OIney Girl's Romance.
Olney, Ills.. April 10. A claiidestiu
marriage was brought to light by a
telegram received here. It revealed
that Miss IMna Beck, a popular youug
woman of Olney, daughter of former
Postmaster W. V. Beck, became the
wife of Iiood Harrymau, of Sr. Louis,
last November, at Niagara Palls. Miss
Beck was supposed to be engaged in
millinery work at St. I.ouis. While
on his way home Harryman was held
up and shot by two highwaymen.
When the police took the wounded
man home. Mrs. Harryman stated the
circumstances of the marriage1. 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 1!0, 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.lmt is in a very serious
condition. It was a miraculous es
caue. 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 office in Cook county.
It provides for a common primary
when candidates shall be selected by
ail political parties by ballot, after the
manner that prevails under the 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 Tuesday,
seven weeks preceding each election
(except special elections).
Any party which cast 10 per cent,
of the total 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 Sign 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.G." per day for trimmers, track-layers
aud drivers. The vote was 10.1
to 77 against a strike to enforce the
scale prevailing in other districts.
State President Uaskins and the sub
district officials were opposed to a
Pays Visit to America.
New York, April 10. Prince Francis
Ed mond Joseph Cabriel Vit de Hatz
fcld Wildenbourg has arrived on the
Cunard steamer Servia with his secre
tary. Herr V. M. Ouedella. The prince
is the son-in-law of the late C. P.
Huntington, who left his adopted
daughter Clara, the princess, $1,000,
0OO. The prince's father is German
embassador to England.
H. 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,
Monterey. Cal.. April 10. George Q.
Caunon. of Salt Lake City, one of the
apostles of the Mormon church, is scri
ouslv ill here and his death is mo
mentarily expected. A bulletin issued
late last night says that he Is gradual
ly growing weaker. Cannon, accom
panied by his wife and physiciau.
came here about two weeks ago, sui-
fering 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 tenipo-
rarv. Yesterday morning his condition
became critical again and preparations
were made for the end. Former Lnited
States Senator Frank J. Cannon, his
son, who was summoned from Wash
ington, has arrived and there are now
at the bedside in addition to his wire,
who is a daughter of Brigham Young,
and her two children, three grown
eonsof ApostleCannonand hisnephew.
Governor Mi aw Addresses Kepnblicans.
Philadelphia. April 10. The twenty
first annual banquet of the Young Re
publican club was held here last nigbt.
Among the speakers were Governor
Shaw, of Iowa. Governor Stone, of
Pennsylvania, and United States Sen
ator Penrose and others.
Gaffe Rejects Bond Offer.
Washington, April 10. Secretary of
the Treasury Gage yesterday received
an offer of $1,000,000 short-term bonds
from New York. The price was higher
than he was willing to pay and he
therefore rejected the offer.
James V. Witherow has sued the
Carnegie Steel company for more than
$40,000,000 damages for alleged In
frlpgemgpt.of Dateots. , . .. .
! BEFORE FALL
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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 from 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.
Far n ham. buperintendent 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 Elm wood, was placed in
charge. Mr. Phillips has a family
who will come here to live.
The officials who came here are
today understood to have been acting
unde'r 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 the train shtJ 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 the 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 of the time
between this city and Galesburg.
Dr. Yoamans Dead.
New York, April 10 Dr. William
Jay Youmans, for many years editor
of the Popular Science Monthly, died
today at hia home at Mt. Vernon, N.
Y.. a suburb of this city, of typhoid
William Singleton died as the result
of being phot in a South Chicago
quarrel. J. W. Bearoan and his son
are held accountable.
Private advices received from Pana
ma say smallpox Is prevalent there.
Fire destroped twenty-five houses in
Andover. Hampshire, rendering 150
Levi Z. Leber sold the controlling
interest in the First National bank, of
Topeka. to C. J. Devlin, of. that city,
Senator Beveridse, of Indiana, se
lected William B. Roberts as his pri
Lincoln park. Chicago, has a baby
camel, the first one born in the west.
It Is seml-offleially announced that
Emperor William Is sending Lieuten
ant von Usedom to Englaud to show
King Edward the new uniform for
German troops on foreign service.
St. Paul policeman who tried to en
force the anti-spitting law was nearly
killed by loafers.
Mrs. Josephine L. Xewcomb. who
died Monday in Xew York. left nearly
$3,000,000 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 the
Miller Bros.' dry dock. It will be op
erated as the Ship Owners' Dry Doc k
To Improve; "bt Town.
The clubwomen of Boulder, Colo.,
have latelv held a meeting for the pur-
nose of forming an organization to Im
prove and develop the town. The pians
of the new association include worK m
several directions. Departments devot-'
d to civic ImDrovements. art and liter
ature, as related to the municipality,
and the conduct of systematic charita
ble enterprise have already been torir.
ed and are In operation. Mrs. James
1L Baker is the president of the new
society, to which a large proportion of
the women or the piace Deiong. ,