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VOL. Iu NO. 158.
ROCK ISliAND. Hili.. TUESDAY, APRIL, 23. 1901.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
IS HELD UP
Express Messenger Beaten
And Porter is Badly
THE ROBBERS GET $3,000
Passengers, However, Escape
Little Rock, April 23. A Choctaw,
Oklahoma & Gulf passenger train
which was held up at midnight four
miles west of Memphis arrived here
this morning half an hour late. Sid
ney Drew, the negro porter, who was
shot by the bandits, was taken to the
hospital. His condition is serions, as
be ma j die.
Messenger la Beaten.
Express Messenger Meader was
beatja over the head and shoulders
with a pistol, but he is able to con
tinue his run. The passengers were
Local Agent Wells, of the Fargo Es
press company, could not estimate
the amount the robbers got, but it is
said to be over 13,000.
MACHINISTS MAY STRIKE.
Chicago, April 23. At a conference
of the Illinois Central machinists here
today, it was decided to present the
otlicials of that road tomorrow de
mands for a 9-honr day, aa increase
of 10 per cent In wages, extra pay
for over time, the settlement of the
apprentice question and of all other
alleged grievances. Vice President
Ilarrahan says he will receive a com
mittee of machinists if the member j
are Illinois Central employes. On
this point a clash is expected, since it
is intimated that the committee will
fetand as members of the International
Mechanics' association. It is believed
Harrahan will refuse to treat with
DIES IN CALIFORNIA
Clinton, Iowa, April 23. Artemns
Lamb, the millionaire lumberman and
banker of this city, died at Coronado,
Cal., this morning. About two
.months ago Mr. Lamb was hurt in a
wreck on the Union Pacilis at Rock
Springs, Wyo. He was taken to
California by the company and later
heart trouble developed. Mr. Lamb
bad extensive lumber interests here
and in Minnesota.
SAME OLD STORY:
STOVE AND KEROSENE
Irdianapolis, April 23. At South
port, 8 3ven miles southeast of here,
tiis morning John James1 house
caught fire. His infant was burned
to death and James, his wife and two
children were frightfully burned.
The tire was the result of an attempt
of Mrs. James te start lire with kero
sene. WELL KNOWN EDITOR
DIES AT MONONCAHELA
Monongahela, April 23 Col. Chill
W. Hazzard, editor nd proprietor of
the Monongahela Republican, died at
his home here of paralysis. Hazxard
was past supreme chancellor of the
Royal Arcanum and past commander
of the G. A. R. He was 62 years old.
BATES AND GRANT
ON THE WAY HOME.
Washington, Apiil 23 MscArthur
today informed the war department
that the transport Sheridan sailed
yesterday via Nagasaki with Gins.
John C. Bites and Frederick D Grant,
6(3 officers and 1,823 men of the 45th
and 46th infantry. Also that the
transport Kintuck arrived.
BIG COAL STRIKE
IS BROKEN ALREADY.
Columbus, Ohio, April 23. A big
strike of 2.500 miners in th9 sub dis
trict No. 5, which commenced Mon
day, was broken late yesterday by the
signing of the miners' scale by
Schenck & Co., .of BelJaire. The ac
tion, it is believed, will be followed
by other operators along the Ohio
WiNFRED, S. D
SUFFERS FROM FIRE
Winfred. S. D., April 23 The
business portion of this place ws
nearly wiped oat by tire this morning
with a lb of I50.U0O.
HCKSD THE NERVE.
Frightened Away by a Man Who
Was Going For a
Oxford. Mich., April 2.1. A pang or
four burglars made an uusiiccessf ul at
tempt to rob the postottice here. They
v.eie all ready to blow opeu the safe
when they were frightened away. A
resident named Kandall is the man
who prevented the robbery. He had
occasion to call a physician or a mem
ber of his family, and was obliged to
pass the postoflice. 1 be look-out gave
the alarm when Randall approached,
mid tlie burglar didiu't stand upon
the order of their going.
They stole a hand tar and went In
the direction of Pontiae on the I.. O.
ni:d X. railroad. It Is supposed they
I':: il from Detroit. It was found that
the safe had been drilled and that the
robbers were alxmt ready to explode a
charge of iiitro-glycerine wli u they
vrre disturbed. Detroit police au
thorities were notified early to look out
for the men.
Wen I Hack to the i'on Aloav.
MetrojKdis, Ills., April 'SI. John
T'inley. past SO years of ace. returned
to the southern Illinois penitentiary
from here Friday alone to finish a
nliiety-nine-year sentence for murder,
lie had been here since last Novem-In-r
on a writ of habeas corpus, and
though nominally in the hands of the
sheriff, he has been allowed the utmost
Railway Favor Skllla! Labor.
Chicago. April 'Si. Railroads in the
Central I'assengcr association have
decided to grant a rate of one fare
for the round trip to the skilled lalxjr
of glass and tin plate factories be
tween points where such factories are
in operation. The rate will also be
given to their families ana depend
ents. SETTLEMENT IS
Union Carpenters Refuse to Stand
by Their Committee's
Miiucie. Ind.. April '3. .lust as the
differences between the journey men
carpenters and the contractors belong
ing to the (!as Holt alliance seem to be
on a point of settlement, the journey
men's committee on arbitration as
sumed authority that has brought
about a worse muddle than ever. The
Journeymen secured 30 cents an hour
from the contractors who do not be
long to the alliance, while the alliance
las held off for cents and nine
hours a day.
A committee from the journeymen
nnd alliance had a session lasting all
my. when the journeymen s commit
tee agreed to take 'St cents an hour.
niul uine hours a day. It was also
igref-d that the contractors might de
cide who were not competent work
men, and pay them less than 21) cents.
t his was a victory for the contractors.
The carpenters decline to stand by the.
work of their committee.
Herron To He CharjreU with If preaj-.
Grinned. Ia.. April 23. The Iowa
C'otigregationalist Association intends
to put Professor (Jeorge D. llerron
u.1hii trial on charges of heresy and
socialism. It is likely that the same
charge will also be made against hint
b .- the C'otigregationalist church, of this
city, of which he is pastor. It is ex
pected that he will be found guilty
nd disciplined as his friends sav he
will put up no defense.
She Want Oivorra Again.
Milwaukee. Wis.. April 'SI. After
being the bride of Millionaire I.. D.
Moses, the president of half a dozen
banks In ths slate of Wisconsin, on
two occasions. Fannie Mn.se is an ap
plicant for the second time for a di
vorce from her liege.
HILDREN TAKE PART
IN SCHOOL POLITICS.
Help to Defeat an Obnox
ent. F.lgin. Ills.. April 'Si. The elect ion
for members of the Klgin board of
education yesterday was the most
warmly contested ever held here. A
president for one year and three mem
bers of the Imard of education each for
three years were lo le elected. Two
tickets were placed in the Held one
headed by Walter D. Kee. the present
incumbent, and the other bv Dr. . J.
Schneider, a physician of the city.
l'be Kee ticket was announced as op-
Tosed to A. M. Whitney, superintend
ent of schools.
The tight was on the question of his
retention, and was decided against
him. Since the beginning of the school
year eleven boys and several girls hnvc
been suspended from the KIgiir school.
The suspension of two boys two weeks
ago resulted iu an oien rupture be
tween Superintendent Whitney and
President Kee at one of the board
meetings. Election day the most vig
orous workers for the Kee ticket were
the school children. The Kee ticket
won by 1270 majority.
London, Ky.. April 23. The snow.
which commenced last Friday, has
never ceased. The waters are hisher
than thev have been since 1S.S3. Jr ?:it
'amage Is leing done by the drown
ing of live stock. The farmer are.
also Iicmvv losers bv having all l.e soil
washed off their freshly-plowed fields, i
Xlanv bridges have Jieea .washed away, j
TO BE ABATING
Pittsburg and the Region Round'
about Emerge from the
NATIVES GO TO CLEARING DEBBIS
Iamw Will Foot Up S2.000.000 Towns
in Trouble liower Down the
Ohio Cincinnati Safe.
Pittsburg, Pa., April 23 The flood
is over. Notwithstanding the fact that
early yesterday there was every evi
dence of a renewal of the high water,
the announcement can be made autbor
itativly that there is not the least dan
ger of another rise at this point, nor
above for the present; but towns on
the Ohio river below here are not yet
out of danger, because of rains In the
valley -Sunday night ami yesterday.
All up-river points report the rain and
Know having ceased and the rivers fall
ing. The rivers about this city are
down, so that the works along the
banks are running. There is a good
deal of cleaning up to be done. The
Mood brought In much slimy mud tltat
it left when it receded, and it will re
quire a day or two to remove it from
many of the mills. Iu a number of
places the mud has clogged up the
machinery, some of which will have
to be taken apart and be cleaned.
Clearing I'p tli Flood Ruins.
The creeks and runs which did so
much damage in the outlying districts
on Saturday are back well within their
dttinks. Carnegie thorough is rapidly
cleaning up and repairing bridges,
houses and nals that were destroyed.
The same state of affairs exists at
McKce's Ilocks and other towns that
the water reached. The railroads have
recovered remarkably well from the
effects of the flood and snow storm,
mid now the various lines have re
sumed operations to all points, but
for several days no pretense ar run
ning on schedule will be made.
Coat of ft Will lie ;,000,0()O.
A look over the ground after the
flood shows that the loss will be
fully as great as was estimated. In
mid about Pittsburg it will probably
take Sl.OOO.tKMI to pay the total cost
of the injury to property by the water
and by landslips. Add to this the great
loss to the railroads and manufactur
ing plants up nnd down the rivers in
this immediate vicinity, with the loss
in wages to the workingmen. and the
total will not fall far short of the
OHIO VALtl.Y FEEI.S SAFE.
Although at tlie I'pper Kml There Are
ome Serious Situation.
Cincinnati. April 2:1. Alarm over
the flood has almost ceased in the
lower Ohio valley. The low water in
the Oliio below this city has allowed
the floods from up the river to tlow
rapidly toward the Mississippi. The
situation Is still serious up the r;vr.
l-otably at Iiipley. Maysville. Aber
deen, Portsmouth. Hanging Rock,
Tronton. Ashland. Catlettsburg, Hunt
ington. Point Pleasant. Pomeroy. Mari
etta. Parkersburg and smaller places
between Wheeling and Cincinnati.
The maximum will not be reached
here before tonight or tomorrow, ami
will be about ten feet less than was
Anticipated here until the river began
falling Sunday night at Pittsburg. Tlie
flood is not as bad as In a dozen former
vears. and much lielow the records of
1S!7 and ISfiK. and those of ISM.", and
1JK-J. The former floods were earlier,
when the weather was cold, pausing
much distress among the homeless
people. While this Hood is not so hard
on the people that are driven from
their homes, it Is much harder on the
ciops and fruits that are well ad
vanced. The property loss in the rur:d
districts cannot be estimated. It will
be very large.
At Pomeroy. which Is located In n
great bend, the suffering Is rejiorted
less than In former floods. The large
furnaces of the salt trust are located
here, and they have suffered much
loss, as well as the lumbermen, the
electric interurban lines, the light and
gas plants and other corporations.
Similar condition! exist at Minersville.
but all the point In the Ponnroy bend
have escaped." The reports from other
up-river points that suffered so severe
ly during other floods iudlcate that no
outside help is needed; that thre has
b(-en no loss of life except in accident
nl drownings from shanty boats, and
that there is no distress for want of
food or shelter.
Cincinnati, April 23. Although the
Ohio ia rising slowly and the back
waters of the little Miami and Mill
creek surround the city, there ia
no longer any alarm on account of the
flood. The flood is receding as far
down as l'arkersburg today. ,i4
Vas Mighty Dry at Madison.
Madison. Wis April 23. Mayor
Storm Hull, who is a proffssor in the
state university, ordered all saloons in
Hie city closed at 0 o'clock last even
ing, and no one could get a drink in
Madison for love nor money.
IN THE FLOOD.
Marietta. . O.. April 23. Three vr
sous were drowned here yesterday aft
ernoon. A boat containing' nine men
was carried under the wharfltoat by
the swift current in the river, and
Joseph Kverett. a glass worker, was
drowned. The others were rescued.
T.ater two lwvs named Ilanley. aged
14 and 7, were drowned in the auie j
place. . .
THE SOLONS MUST
GET DOWN TO WORK.
Speaker Sherman Declares Illi
nois Legislators Must
Springfield, Ills., April 23. "Mem
bers of the house should come to
Springticld with their gripsacks packed
for a continuous fctay of two weeks
This was the advice given by Speak
er Sherman Sunday. Notice has been
served upon the members of the house
that they will be expected to remain
here next Saturday for an all-day ses
sion. They will not be asked to hold
a session on -Sunday, but the Speaker
'asists that the house shall reconvene
t ii o'clock on Monday morning. April
and do a full ibjy'g business on
Kvery preparation is being made for
final adjournment on May 3. So far
as the indications go. only one tiling
can happen to prolong the session.
That will be a reasonable prospect of
passing apportionment bills by pro
longing the session a few days. If
that situation should exist on May 3
the time on the session will be ex
tended. Beginning today the house
will hold three sessions daily morn
ing, afternoon ami evening.
- - - - r
War Against Poaching Fishermen.
Fond du I.ac. Wis., April 23. Dep
uty tlanie and Fish Warden M. F.
Carpenter says that instead of having
a steam launch at his constant dis
posal iu a campaign against the Iike
Winnebago tishermen who still at
tempt to carry on operations in the
lake, he will conduct a campaign
against the violators of the law along
tlie same lines that he followed last
year. He will have pickets stationed
along the shores and whenever It is
found necessary he will engage a
launch with which to run down the
Wisconsin Uullding; at It Halo.
Milwaukee. April 2:i. The Wiscon
sin building at the Hufl'alo exposition
will be opened next Thursday. The
first meeting of the commissioners in
the state building will 1e held early
in June. The date of the formal dedi
cation will be announced by Oovernor
l.aFoIIette. when the plans for the
dedication of the other state buildings
at the exposition have been announced.
Missionaries Killed In China.
Washington, April 2.1. Figures re
ceived at the state department com
piled by .T. W. Stevenson, director of
the Chinese iulaud mission, show that
the total number of foreign mission
aries kilhd in China during the recent
disturbances, including the children,
was 1SiJ. Of these twenty-eight adults
ami eight children were Americans.
DID NOT GET AWAY
FOR THE SAINTLY CITY
Police Had Business With Him
That Cost Him Thirty
I.nCrosse. Wis.. April 2.",. Clarence
Peck. 22 years old, was arrested here
Friday nigh just as he was leaving
for St. Paul, charged with tlie larceny
of a liicycle lamp. He was taken to
the police station, mid a large, ugly
-l.Vcaliber Colt's revolver was found
on his person. Later in the day it
was discovered that he had entered
the room of a traveling man in one
of the ilown-town hotels, and. cutting
open the side of the grip, extracted
all the valuables he could find in it.
I.ate Saturday afternoon he went
before Judge P.rindley and entered a
plea of guilty to three charges, two
of larceny mid the other of carrying
concealed weapons. He was sentenced
to two years and six months in the
state's prison. Peck is a victim of
the cocaine and morphine habit, and
n hypodermic needle was foitud among
TOOK A HAND.
Sioux City. Ia.. 'April 2.M. Henry
Steffen and William Beaver are in jail
at I.emars. Ia.. charged with mur
der, and Peter Peterson also is uu
ilir arrest, charged with being acces
sory to the crime. John .lessen was
ishot and killed at Steffeu's farm, about
eight miles from I.emars. Sunday aft
ernoon. The men under arrest claim
Jessen and his wife kept house for
Sreffen. and Beaver is his hired man.
Jessen came home drunk and abused
his wife. The other men Intcrefred.
and two shotguns were used iu the
melee. Steffen admits that he fired
the fatal shot.
JneoT Cliiago"s FrtxlHct!-. -
Chicago. April 2."J. Joe Simmons. !
years old. whose home is at HM West
Madison street, was caught house
breaking. He worked with a bunch
of keys and without a pal. Three
times he robbed the home of Walter
R. Zanders, a street-car conductor. The
third time he was caught.
Trees rianeI lii Memoriain.
Wsishington. April 23. Arbor day
was celebrated here bv the planting
of two memorial trees in the depart
ment of agriculture grounds. The trees
are to commemorate the work of the
late Secretary of Agriculture J. M.
Rusk and the late Assistant Secretary
E. M. Willets.
Two Drowned While Catching Drift.
Pittsburg. Pa.. April 23. A skiff
containing three persons who were
catching driftwood in the Ohio river,
at Legionville. Pa., capsized, and two
of the occupants W. H. Barn hart and
Thomas Holsinger were drowned.
nuys Some More Four-I'er-Pents.
Washington. April 23 Secretary
:age yesterday bought $3tnu" short'
fours United States bonds at $113,5032. j
AGGIE IS HOW
To the Proposition That Uncta
Sam Is the Boss of the
CAREFUL TALK IN AN INTERVIEW
lint Is Sure of His Belief That He Has
Keen Wrong All the Time, and
Is Duly Kepeiitant.
Manila, April 23. A representative
of the Associated Press visited Emilio
Aguinaldo yesterday afternoon at ."H
Solano street, whither he was removed
from the Malacanan. and found him iu
a large room upstairs, furnished with
a table, a typewriting machine, three
settees and twenty chairs. His wife,
who was entertaining a number of
Filipino women f rh uds. sat at one end
of the room, while Aguinaldo. smoking
a cigar and chatting with Benito I.e
t;.rdo. occupied the opposite corner.
Cithers present were Lieutenant Col
onel John S. Mallory. of the Forty-tirst
volunteer infantry, who has charge of
Aguinadlo; Lieutenant Cilbert A.
Youngberg, of the Third artillery, and
Mr. Fisher, (Jeneral MacArthurs pri
vate secretary. Aguiualdo. whose
bearing was courteous and dignified,
was dressed in white, looked well, and
altogether made an excellent impres
sion. I.egardo. who but recently re
turned from the Fnited States, was
tilling him about the trip, and h
seemed intensely interested, smiling
frequently and asking numerous ques
tions. He inquired particularly as to
what President McKinley said, and
seemed anxious to know what was
thought of him in the Fnited States.
Convert to I'ntted States Sovereignty.
He was rather reluctant to talk for
publication, and considered every
question carefully before answering.
He said he was doing all he could to
assist in the pacification of the Philiji
pines. and expressed himself as sur
prised at what the Americans had ac
complished. When he was first cap
tured, he went on to say. he was great
ly astonished to tiud that a majority
of the Filipinos entertained tiie opin
ion that American sovereignty w.is
preferable to independence, but now be
was inclined lo believe that w.fy him
self. He explained that since the dis
solution of the insurgent congress :ti,I
the declaration of guerilla warfare the
chiefs had operated, to all intents and
purposes, indepemb iitly. They recog
nized . 'him as commander-in-chief,
sending him reports occasionally, and
he issued some orders: but for the last
seven months coiumiiuicalion had
been difficult, and he had been almost
ISSIKGKSTS URGED TO SURRENDER
Captured Chief So Advises and Looks for
"I am now urging iu the strongest
possible manner." said Aguinaldo,
that all insurgents should surrender
and swear allegiance to the United
States." He expresses the opinion
that Tinio. Lisbon, Malvar and other
representative insurgents will surren
der as soon as they come to understand
the nature of the amnesty offered
them, lie said he hoped that when
the work of pacification was complete
and conditions were settled the pris
oners in lin.'im would be released.
After referring in grateful term1 to
the courteous treatment accorded him
by the military authorities, he declared
His convict ion that the civil govern
ment which would follow pacification
would realize the highest hopes of the
Filipino people. When questioned re
garding the report that he would visit
the Fnited States, he replied that he
would like to du so. but hail made no
plans as yet. placing himself entirely
at the disposition of the Fnited States
In concluding the interview he ob
served: "Every word in my address
to my countrymen, the Filipinos, came
from my heart. I hope the Americans
believe me thoroughly sincere in my
efforts to secure peace and. uuder
American auspices, to promote the
welfare and prosperity of the Philiii
pines." Child Saved by Ita Mother.
Marshtield, Wis.. April 2.!. The G-year-old
daughter of li. Murphy, who
lives on a farm near Lindsey. had a
narrow escape from burning to death.
The little girl was playing around a
burning log-pile when her clothing
caught fire. Her mother ran to her
assistance, and. tearing o part of her
clothing, wrapped it around the little
one ami succeeded in extinguishing the
flames. The child was terribly burned
about the body and lower limbs. She
w Telephone Company Incorporated.
Pes Moines. Ia.. April 2.1. Articles
of incorporation of the Trans-Mississippi
Telephone nnd Telegraph com
pany, with offices at les Moines and
a capital of SHKi.Ooo. were signed yes
terday afternoon. The object of "the
company Is to furnish long-distance
telephone trunk lines to connect the
20 independent telephone systems in
AT PANIC IN THE
Cincinnati, April 2.'). At Marietta.
O., it is reported that there has been
almost a panic in the rural districts
and smaller towns of Washington
county along the river, where there
is no telegraph service, and no warn
ing was had of the sudden rise. There
was no loss of life outside of Mari
etta. A great portion of Marietta is
under water and hundreds of acres in
the county are. CQxcrod. . i
BY CUBAN EDITOR.
The Proposal of a Native to Cal
on Uncle Sam For
Havana, April 2."'.. The Diseusciou.
commenting on a telegram from Eru'o
Correoso to the Cuban secretary of
etate. Senor Tamayo.. asking that
American troops replace the native po
lice at the established ioints of regis
tration iu Santiago province, says that
Correoso has posed as one of the most
radical delegates to the Cuban consti
tutional convention, insisting that
Cuba be given absolute independence.
This request for American troops is
a. weajHin that the enemies of inde
pendence will use to good advantage,
for it is nothing less than a public
declaration from a leading radical that
the Cubans are incapable of comply
ing with the laws of the country, in
capable of proper government, and
cannot maintain order without the
presence of American soldiers.
The Discuscion deplores the utter
ance of Senor Correoso at this moment,
when the commission is striving to ob
tain an unfettered government for
Cuba, and says that Correoso sent the
telegram in question in the heat of po
Wreck or a Freight Train.
Hudson. Mich.. April 2".. An extra
freight on the Cincinnati Northern
railroad was wrecked three miles
south of here Sunday night. Several
cars were badly smashed. A wreck
ing train got the track cleared this
morning. No one was injured.
Failure in Des Moines.
Des Moines, la.. April 2.1. It. H.
Lyman was yesterday appointed re
ceiver for the Ueigelinan Millinery
company, on application of Henry Itie
gelman. president of the company. The
assets listed aggregate .$t:;7.K and
the liabilities yiMi.fHMt.
THAT WAS BALKEO.
Attempt to Kill a Babe by Bury
ing it Alive Frus
trated. New oYrk. April 2:5. Hy the merest
chance a two-weeks-old baby, which
had been buried j'.live by a man and a
woman, was discovered by Patrick
MeFoy. a laborer, of Hastings, just
in time to save it from death by suf
focation. The child had bem thrown
alive by the man and woman into a
hole about three feet deep which the
couple had scooped out with their
A little cape worn bv the baby bad
in some way fallen over the face. This
kept away the earth and held the air
for a moment. McKvoy threw aside
the freshly upturned eartli and
lirought to light the little victim just
as it was about to give its last gasp.
' No tiaa or Gold in Iowa.
Des Moines. Ia.. April 2.5. In the
annual report of the Iowa geological
survey Professor Samuel Calvin, stale
geologist, declares hopoli ssly absurd
the idea that oil, gas or gold iu paying
quantities can ever be found in Iowa.
Professor Calvin shows that the strata
in Iowa make the existence of large
amounts of these products impossible.
He advises the public to waste no
capital in a useless search for products
that do not exist.
Attempt to Recover Dead Men.
Sheboygan. Wis.. April 2:5. The tug
Cooper, of Two It i vers. Is in port try
ing to recover the bodies of Minka and
bis brother-in-law. The men went
down with their fishing tug off the
Cheboygan reefs early this spring.
From time to time pieces of the boat
and articles belonging to the men are
picked up along the shore, but the gen
eral opinion is that the bodies have
been carried out with the ice.
Women Make a Raid and Storm
a Dance Hall While
in Full Sway.
New Richmond. Wis., April 23.
This town was Carrie-Nat ionized Sat
urday night. It was not a saloon, but
a dance hall that was raided. The
place is on the very northern limit of
the city and some distance from the.
business portion of town. Saturday
night dances have been held there for
some time, and have resulted in no
nd of scandal and talk. Young men,
married and otherwise, from down
town, have lieen attending in large
cumbers, and it had come to be a very
popular thiug. while the wives, were
led to lclieve they were detained
downtown by business.
Finally some" of t he women found
out. and they organized, inarched on
the hall and took the place by storm.
The dance was in full sway, but It
btoke up iu short order. The discov
ered husbands were led off by the ears
by an excited and threatening lot of
women. The men have promised to
sin no more.
WERE OLD ENOUGH .
TO KNOW BETTER.
LaCrosse, 'Wis.. April 2".i. vmge
rruit has granted a divorce to a man
aud woman wbo are each 70 years
old. and had been married nearly forty
jears. They are Mr. and Mrs. John
Brophy, of Oalesyille. and the plaintiff
in the action was the wire. She
claimed that her husband abused her
at various times, that every time he
went to town be got drunk, and when
be came home made It so uncomfort
able that shebadto leave.
PRO T I
Abolishing the Spikes
Passes the Illinois
BY A LARGE MAJORITY
Measure is Sweeping in Its
Nature of Dealing
Springfield, April 23. The house
today passed the bill prohibiting the
sale, giving away or bringing into
the state of cigarets, cigaret papers
or any substitute therefore by a vote
of 113 to 2.
EXPELLED FROM RUSSIA.
London, April 23. A dispatch from
Vienna says the czar has signed a de
cree expelling Count Polocoi from
Russia, and the decree has been
POLICE AT JOPLIN
ATTACKED BY TRAMPS
Joplin, Mo., April 23. Policeman
Charles G. Sweeney was shot and
killed and Ollicer Brannon wounded
early this morning while attempting
the arrest of a gang of live tramps
found in a box car. Four escaped,
the fifth, James Roby, of St. Louis,
giving himself up.
SHOT IN CHICAGO
Chicago, April 23. William Lee, a
south side saloonkeeper, was prob
ably fatally shot by two masked rob
bers early today. The men escaped
without having secured any booty.
Paper Mill and Kama Ifurnml. ,
Sparta. Wis., April 'Si. This city
was visited by a ."R7.VMIO fire Satur
day niaht. in which ihe paper mill
of O. It. Newton & Sons .. totally
destroyed. The lire vas pre. ei'.ed by
the burning of two Ikiiiis in the vicin
ity of the mill, and it is quite evident
that the blaze was the work of an in
cendiary. Tin Plate Factory Keiumn. . "
.Toliet. Ills.. April L'.5. One hundred
and fifty men went to work here yes
terday at the plant of the Oreat West
ern Tin I'late company. The factory,
resumes operation after being idle ,
Have $12 a Month to Live On.
Browustown, Ind.. April 23. Jamc
W. liower and Anna Mitchener, unjil
a few days ago inmates of the county
infirmary, were married Sunday. The?
bridegroom was recently granted a
pension of .12 monthly. lie is "2
ytars old. aud almost blind, while hia
wife is 3t.
Helcaase Arrives at St, Petersburg;.
St. Petersburg. April 23. The French '
foreign minister, M. Delcasse, ba.s ar
rived here from Paris. A series? of
dialers has been arranged Iu bis honor.
Charles Habor, a Chicago wife-slayer,
released from prison to go home to
die. expired Sunday.
The Korean government has decided
lo liorrow .",000,000 yeu from France to
build a railway.
An American company ha obtained
a concession to operate pasenger boat.-
on the Nile.
The Duke aud Duchess of Marlbor
ough, who were rumored to have sep
aiated. have arrived together at War
Smallpox was discovered at the Chi
cago bridewell, aud that institution
and the .lohn Worthy school are under
The steamer Orange Nassau has
reached New York after encountering
a terrible wind and olectrio storm.
Covemor Koss, of Alaska, was in
stalled at Dawson April 12.
Leo Fraiiuini. of Chicago, arrested
in New York for bigamy, says he lost
count of his wives.
Ohio river residents living in sub
merged houses shoot at steamers
which create swells endangering their
About 300 wheelmen will beuin a run
Aug. '2 from Milwaukee lo Buffalo.
The current revolution in Colombia
is to be concluded soon.
Queen Wilhelniina refuses to settle
bill contracted by her husband before
Dr. D. C. K. Tanner, the noted Irish
member of parliament, is dead, at Lon
don of consumption, aged 50 years.
Mount Vesuvius is again in a state
Kev. William Stubbs, bishop of Ox
ford, is dead, aged 70.
"Matne," said the girl In the red shirt
waist and plaid skirt, "ain't be just a
"Oh, rats!" replied her lady friend.
with dignity. "Any one kin see that he
wears a cellyloid collar, and them
trousers is $3 ones." Philadelphia
North American. ,