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VOIi. L. NO. 2U7.
COCK I9-LAND. ILL.. THUBSOAT. AUGUST 2!. 1801.
PEICE THBEE CENTS.
Rebellion in Colombia Con
tinues to Rage Furi
ously. INSURGENTS ARE STILL BUSY
Large Government Forces
Sent to Intercept Them
Kingston. Jamaica, Aug. 2D. The
steamer Costarlcan, which arrived
here from Colon, brought advices of
continued rebellion activity in the
vicinity of Colon and Panama. The
government is making renewed ef
forts to dislodge rebels from the
Kebela Hik Fierce Attack.
The rebels in force were attackii
Beunaventura on the Bay of Choco
Mondav. A laree government force
has been dispatched there from Fan
The censorship in Colombia is most
CONDEMNED TO DEATH
FOR OFFENDING SULTAN.
Taris. Aug. 29. M.Georges Doreys,
son of the late prince of Samoa,
former minister to the sultan of
Turkey, formerly governor of Crete,
has been condemned to death by the
sultan's coart under direction of
Adbul llimid II. The action was
taken in Constantinople because of
the publication of Doreys' book.
Private Lite of the Sultan.'"
The book so angered Turkey's
ruler that he exerted his in
fluence in diplomatic channels to have
it suppressed ia all" the European
countries. Doreys secretly left Con.
stantinople some time ago and is now
a resident in Paris, where he identi
fied himself with the young Turk's
OFFICERS ARE ELECTED
BY KNIGHTS TEMPLAR
Louisville. Aug. 29 Frank W.
Thomas, past grand commander of
the District of Columbia, was today
elevated by the grand eocanipmcnt,
Knights Templar, to the ofijaa of
junior grand warden. Other effisert"
' were elected as fol ows:
Grand Master N. B. Stoddard,
Deputy Grand Master Gsorge M.
Grand general iisimo Rev. H. W.
Kugg, Providence, R. I.
Captain General W. IV Meilifh
Senior Grand Warden Joseph A.
Locke, Portland, Me.
Pioneer Belolt Man Dead.
Janesvllle. Wis.. Aug. 'JO. William
II. Blodgett, a pioneer tattler of Bel
oit. died heYe Tuesday. Blodgett was
In business in this city, although he
made home in Bclolt. He was r,7
v years of ape. and although he was in
ill health, his death was a great shook
to his family and friends. Blodgett
was at the head of the Blodgett Mill
ing company, whirh c ontrols one of the
largest milis in the urate. He was
tiorn iu Columbus. Ind.. and came to
Beloit in 18.50 with his grandfather.
Rooaevelt'e Weatern Tour.
New York. Aug. 29. Vice President
Roosevelt began his western trip to
day, leaving here at 1U:14 a. m. He
is due in Chicago at 1 a. m. tomorrow,
and is scheduled to leave thirty-live
minutes later over the Chicago and
Alton for Springfield, Ills., there to be
the guest of Governor Yates and re
view the militia in the state 'camp.
Convention Takea 3.330 Ballot.
Webster City. Ia., Aug. 29. The
Thirtieth senatorial district Bepubll
can convention, which met iu ad
journed session here Tuesday after
noon, has taken 3.33d ballots. There
has been no change from the regular
routine: Wallace, of Hardin. 20; Brln
ton. of Hamilton, 17; Hartshorn, of
Rude J oat ice.
A certain Arizona Justice of the peace,
whose knowledge of the law was never
pained from looks or actual 'practice
tefore the bar, was hearing an assault
and battery case. The lawyer for the
defense was shouting his arguments
when the court said:
"That will do. Sit down."
He then adjusted his spectacles and
"Prisoner, sthand up! Accordin tan
th law an th evydince nn there is no
evydince Ol found ycz guilty, sor. an
foine yez $."iO. If yez air guilty, faith.
It's a very light slntince. an If yez are
not guilty It'll Ik a mighty good lesson
for yez!" Detroit Free Tress.
The Only Difference.
Mrs. Symperly Now that you have
pot your divorce and are happy with
Mr. Ranger, life is real once more,
Mrs. Ranger Oh, yes; only It's very
much like it used to be, except that the
piano Is a different make. Brooklyn
It Is said that mate, the South Amer
ican tea. will sustain life many days
without the pangs of hunger.
j NEBRASKA REPUBLICANS.
Mean a Record la the Matter ofQofck
J Work in the Slate Convention.
I Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 29. Justice of
the supreme court, Samuel U. Sedge
wiek, of York county; regents of the
university, Carl J. Ernst, of Lancaster,
and II. I Goold, of Keith. Bepnb
licans of Nebraska, In state convention
yesterday afternoon, after a night of
conflict and a morning of uncertainty,
nominated the foregoing ticket, adopt
ed a platform in harmony with party
jiolieles. and made n new record for in
dustry in the disposal of business.
The action of Governor Savage in
paroling from the penitentiary the for
mer state treasurer, Joseph S. Bartley.
furnished the only real excitement of
the convention. An effort to dispose
of the vexed question of an indorse
ment or approval of the governor's
action outside the convention signally
failed. Suporters of the governor did
su-ceed in having all resolutions re
ferred to the committee- on platform
without debate, but the committee it
self reported in turn against Hie pa
role, aud while not impugning the mo
tives of the governor, demanded the
return of the ex-treasurer to the peul
tentiary, and was sustained by the
Judge B. S. Baker, of Omaha, was
temorary chairman, and Supreme
Court Justice -Norval held the gavel as
permanent president, and both made
speeches. The platform upholds pro
tection and every other policy of the
preseut administration without quali
fication or modification.
Uncoln. Neb., Aug. 29. The final
chapter in the release of of ex-State
Treasurer Hartley came last even
ing when Governor Savage, following
the action of the Republican state con
vention, canceled the parole and or
dered his return to prison. Sheriff!
Branson arrested Bartley r.t his home!
last night and took him to the peni
tentiary. CHARACTERISTIC OF OHIO.
Mob Attack a an Kvang-ellet Beranee Hl
language la Plain.
Zanesville. O.. Aug. 29. Rev. Sam
uel B. Bettes. nn evangelist hailing
from Yale. Mich., was set upon by a
i;nb numlM'ring 30O people while mak
ing a, tenierance lecture on the court
honse esplanade and nearly killed. He
only ejprky the timely arrival of
the police. wjo charged into the crowd
and rescue"' the evahgelist Just as a
gang of ijll workers appeared on the
scene w a a rope, threatening to hang
him te A near-by lamn-iost.
Th, mob could not lie dispersed by
the'olice. and It followed the evan
gelist to the city prison, where Bettes
was locked in the cage room for safe
keeping. Reinforcements were then
sent for. and after the police had
'racked several of the ringleaders'
heads the crowd disbanded. . Bettes,
who is very radical in his views, was
making n very plain talk on the sub-
MICHIGAN'S STRONG MAN,
lie Handle R-tlee of Hay aa If They Were
Laiugshurir. Mich.. Aug. 29. Albert
Iloldcn enjoys the distinction of being
the giant farmer of this locality, and
probably of the state. He is six feet
tall, measures twenty-one inehe.
around the neck, fifty-six around chest,
sixty-three at the waiat, thirty-one
thigh, twenty-one calf, twenty-one
Inches around his arm aud weighs 349
pounds. When he was twenty-one
years old he weighed 19. pounds. He
gained an even fifteen pounds every
year for ten years.
Holden has never tested his full
strength, but Judging from the stories
his neighbors tell, he Is truly a second
Samson. It is related that two men
w lwi were trvinir to loud n larire bale
of hay weighing nearly 3M) pounds onto
a high wagon called him to their as
sistance! and that he laughingly took
the hooks from them and placing one
in each end of the Iwile. gave it a toss
over his knee and up into the wagon
without any apparent effort.
RURAL WEATHER SERVICE.
Near Lafayette Oat
a Ulnt of
What la to Happen.
Lafayette. Ind.. Aug. 29. The new
weather! signal service system sug
gested by Professor W. C. I.atta. of
Purdue experiment station, was car
ried out Tuesday by Professor Huston
and E'ostmaster Caldwell, the live ru
ral route wagons in the county start
ing out with signals denoting fair
weather In this district. 'Cards denot
ing the meaning of the signals were
distributed to all the tarmers along
the route. The signals are of tin and
carried on top of the wagons.
When Professor Latta proposed the
scheme Tost master Caldwell interest
ed the postoffice department in it, and
the department ordered rural route
wagons in Tippecanoe county to carry
the signals. This is the first county in
the United States to adopt the plan.
Ms Hurt Watching a rire.
Chicago. Aug. 29. While a fire raged
Tuesdav in the furniture warehouse of
Sauer. Dwyer & Co., 7-13 Erie street,
several hundred persons crowded upon
a sidewalk until it collapsed, allowing
at least fifty persons to fall upon a
rock IhhI eighteen feet below and se
verely Injuring five of them. None of
th Injured will die.
I,ot a Lea; la Ola Attempt.
Brazil. Ind., Aug. 20. Henry Leach-
man, 20 years old, son of Charles
Ieacbman. a prominent farmer resid
ing near Clayton, was badly Injured
here while attempting to Jump on a
Vandalla freight train, the wheels
crushing his right leg. His father
came after him nnd took him home.
KnlgtaC, el tk Globa In Stwloa.
Joliet. Ills.. Aug. 29. The twelfth
annual state reunion of the Knights of
the Globe was held here yesterday.
The attendance ran Into the thousands.
The grand parade took place- at' 1:30
p. m. yesterday, followed by speeches,
with drill and band contests and other
attractions. .. ''. . 1 I
CARRIENATION IS EAST
Visits Noted New Yorkers, Includ
ing John L. Sullivan, Who
Sidesteps, as It Were.
HAS AN INTEfiVIEW WITH MUEPHT
Police) Commissioner, Who Does Not
Iteccive Her with Enthusiasm
or Affection. "
New York. Aug. 29. Mrs. Carrie
j Nation arrived in this city yesterday.
Mie nau an interview wuu t'oiice com
missioner Murphy, during which he
told her that she would be arrested
if she violated the law in this citjr.
Mrs. Nation also called at John L. Sul
livan's saloon to see the ex-pugilist ia
reference to a statement he was al
leged to have made to the eff.ft that
he would '"throw her in the sewer."
Sullivan sent down word that he was
ill, but made an appointment to meet
her next Monday. She then went to
see Archbishop Corrigan, but he was
out of town. When Mrs. Nation en
tered police headquarters she was
shown at once to Commissioner Mur
phy's room. In opening her interview
with the commissioner she said she
had called on him for an account of
his stewardship, and asked if he did
not think .ew York was an awful
Telia Her to Go Some.
The commissioner replied in the
negative, and Mrs. Nation repeated me
question as au assertion. whercuion
Murphy requested her to stop, saying
he would not discuss the matter with
her. She continued, however, to ply
the commissioner with questions con
cerning drinking places, all of which
he refused to answer. Mrs. Nation
said she had come here to do the city
"You 'don't know what yon are talk
ing aliout." said Commissioner Mur
phy. "Go back to Kansas, and stay
there. If you want to do something,
why don't you do It for your hus
Send, Concretulatlona to Nation.
"I have no husband now." said Mrs.
Nation. "I suppose yo,u kuow all
about that matter."
"Oh. yes." said Commissioner Mur
phy. "I congratulate Mr. Nation. He
ought to le a happy man now."
"Why don't you want to discuss
Pnnday saloons;" asked Mrs. Nation,
and the commissioner replied angrily:
"Because I don't want to. I won't sit
here and be lectured."
"Wh:it? Io you mean to say that
yon won't discuss good morals in New
York? Pon't yon want to talk about
the closing up of the hell-holes apd
murder shops? Io you think I din
"Yes. I do." responded Murphy.
Warna the Sinather To Be Qnlet.
Airs. Nation then addressed Murphy
as "father," which term the commis
sioner warmly resented. But tae
Kansas reformer persisted.
"Father, don't you think a little
"hatchetation" would be good for New
"If you violate the laws I'll have
you locked up." Murphy warned her.
Commissioner Murphy finally ter
minated the Interview by beckoning to
his secretary. who escort ed Mrs. Na
tion from the room. Before leaving
town Mrs. Nation said she would re
turn Sunday and visit tne "tenderloin"
and "see everything that was open."
HAS Hla COFFIN READY.
Felted the Tree Himaelf from Which It
Columbus. Ind., Aug. 29. Several
years ago John Burke, wlio resides
near the city, had a coffin made from
a walnut tree which was felled by him
self. Wheu the coltin was finished
Biuke placed it in a store building be
longing to Michael Mt-Shaue, of East
Columbus, and has since calmly "wait
ed for the summons which would "all
him to the occupancy of the coffin.
Iast week McShane rented his store
building to Joe Young and tills made a
removal of the coffin necessary. Ac
cordingly Burke took it out to Garland
Brook cemetery and it was placed In
a vault. When Burke was a mere child
he planted the tree from which tne cof
fin was made. He carefully tended
and matured it and when it was but
a sapling he stated that he Intended
having a coffin made of it when it be
came sufficiently large.
Hlglnhotbaui Flghte the Tea.
Joliet. Ills., Aug. 29. Representa
tives of H. N. Higinbotham are mak
ing a hard fight to prevent the Will
county board of review from Increas
ing his personal taxes here. The mat
ter came up for further hearing Tues
day. An affidavit was presented from
Noble Judah. the Chicago attorney. He
stated that the Cook county board had
summarilv raised Hlginlot ham's as
sessment from $23,000 to 10O.O0O, not
withstanding an affidavit was filed
with that body showing that Higin
botham i a resident of Joliet.
Con key At Co. fretty Mear Tied I'p.
Chicago, Aug. 29. All departments
of the W. B. Conkey company's print
ing plant at Hammond. Ind., except
the composing room, were closed yes
terday. Over l.OOO employes of the
company are now out on atrike.
Will Oo to Manila to Wed,
Detroit. Mich.. Aug. 29. Miss Bes-
-aie Patton. of this city, will leave next
week for the Philippines, where- ahe J
eek Tor tne I'Dllippinea. yore aae , f fch fc fa , t force tbe
!SJS.-"i?;!Sifi- Wti into arbitration
nor of Tabayas province.
Sh.W.11 Be. French.... Wife, . -
London. Aug. 29.-The engagement
Is' officially announced of Helen,
daughter of ex-Governor ijevl P. Mor-
ton. of Naw York, to Count Boson de
Perigord. second eon of the Due de
G. A. R. CREDENTIALS.
Committee Appointed to Have Charge of
That Matter at Cleveland.
Cleveland. O- Aug. 29. Commander-in-Chief
Itassieur. of the Grand
Army of the Republic, has named the
committee on credentials of the com
ing encampment, in the persons. of
Adjutant General Sterrett and Assist
ant Adjutant Generals Hodgers. of
Missouri; Thacher, of Connecticut;
Kasson, of Ohio, and Bobbins, of Colo
rado and Wyoming. This committee
will sit on Sept. 10 and 11 at the Hoi
It-nden. The appointment of Ernest
Kretchmer as color bearer, and Chris
tian Fricke as bugler, both Missouri
men. Is 'announced by the commander-
. The department of Arkansas has
submitted as a proposed amendment
to the rules and regulations of the
Grand Army, to ite acted upon at the
encampment, the Insertion of the word
"voluntary" in the clause debarring
any one from memoershlp who has
ever borne arms against the I'nited
States. This is designed to admit men
who were coerced Into serving in the
southern army, but escaped to the
"Til ion ranks and fought there, earn
ing an honorable discharge.
Simon Burns Has a Scheme to
End the Strike Among the
MAGNATES TAKU KO STOCK IN IT
Not Deal with tha Vnion Any
More, So They Declare
Indianapolis. Aug. 29. Sin: on
Burnr.who was here today, announces
that his plan for settling the steel
strike by arbitration has been reject
ed by President Schwab of the steel
Pittsburg. Aug. 29. The steel cor
poration continues making gains in
this ,district and yesterday added
enough men to its fore at the Star
lIant to Insure the working of two
mills double turn, night ami day, from
now on. The management claims that
the entire plant will be on fi ll before
the week ends. In pursuance of its
announced plan to run all of its plauts
absolutely uou-uuiou the American
Tiuplatr company has commenced ad
vertising for non-union men to go to
work. All applicants are offered the
highest wages and permanent Jobs, but
in every case the application must le
made personally, and . the applicant
must declare himself ree from all
union control. The company has not
as yet made the attempt to start either
its Monoiigahehi or Ieminler plants.
but announces that both will be start
ed' soon. i
Thlnke They Can't Get the Men.
When asked what he thought of the
tinplate company's avowed Intention
of breaking away from the union en
tirely. President Shaffer, of the Amal
gamated Association, said: "Where
will they get men to run their plants?
If. we thought the men could be se
cured the threat might frighten us.
T'ntil we are assured that they are
forthcoming we will keep our nerve."
One Way to Settle the Strike.
The latest official declaration from
eteel sources is that the strike can now
be settled only by the men going back
to the mills. The position the officials
take, it Is said, is that the strike Is
over, so far as their dealing with the
strikers as body Is concerned. They
want workmen for their idle mills, and
men who want work can lwve it for
the asking at wages paid before the
shut-down. They may , 1k. union men
or not. but the union can have no say
as to their work or. wages.
- (Still There Are Peace Negotiator.
Notwithstanding1' the well-defined
position taken by the steel corporation
as to a settlement, a not tier arbitration
scheme was launched last evening, by
Simon Burns, president of the Window
Glass Workers association. Burns
proposes an -arbitration committee se
lected from among such yien ns'Arch-
bishop Ireland. Bishop Potter. Seth
Low and other gentlemen of like
prominence, who shall have absolute
authority to decide upon terms of set
tlement. Their decisions to be final
aud accepted by loth parties.' Burns
says he has President Shaffer's sanc
tion for the move, and if the corpora
tion will ae to the plan the strike
will be declared off at once. None of
the steel people here will discuss the
matter in any way.
Pittsburg. Aug. '20. A dispatch
to the Philadelphia e s reports that
an attorney for the American Sheet
Steel company has served an Injunc
tion through the United States court
against the Amalgamated association
at Canal Dover for intimidating and
keeping workmen from enteriog the
rolling mills at South and holding
and stopping pedestrians upon the
Pittsburg. Aug 23 Tho rtilke
situation continues quiet and devoid
of interesting feat urea. President
Shaffer officially denied several stories
that . the Amalgamated association
was making an effort for a settlement
Antr 5o Tne rtriktrsl
I . Vk Vi.i i C mp innit.Mr.
i" r' , , .
8hal1 company at IUnkin. P . met
this morning and dp lrd theUUe
.off The men go bck at tho terms
offered by tha company.
Also the Difficulties That Hedge
About Castro, the Vene
BOTH NATIONS IN THEIR ELEMENT
With devolutions at Home and Also
on tho Udge of Foreign
War. , " -
Colon, Aug. 2!. A revolutionary
force of 2,000 men has pushed its way
over the border from Colombia into
Venezuela. This force, it is said, is to
aid in the overthrow of President Cas
tro. 'When hia downfall Is accom
plished, it is said, a similar plan will
be followed in Nicaragua. Trouble is
imminent on both the eastern and the
southern boundaries of Colombia.
Troops have -lieeu rushed in loth di
rections nnd the frontiers of Venezuela
and of Kucador are lined with armed
men ready to advance at a moment's
Colombia Authorities Are Warlike.
No secret is made of the threatening
attitude of the Columbian authorities.
They assert that the revolution here
has been enabled to continue only by
the aid of the liberal governments of
the neighboring republics, and that to
insure peace at home it has -become
necessary to inaugurate a war of for
eign conquest. It is assumed here that
Kucador would join with Venezuela hi
any movement against Colombia the
two liberal governments standing unit
ed against the conservative element in
control here and making counter
charges of interference with their af
fairs and of fostering revolution.
Roth Siriee Are Right.
Then seems little doubt that the
cbarges on both sides are well
founded. The liberals of one republic
have lent a helping hand to their stmg
gling brethren in adjacent territory,
and the conservatives have retaliated
in kind. Colombia has, however, been
the-chief sufferer, as her revolution al
ready has Listed nearly two years. It
estimated that from 2.".00O to 40.000
lives already have been sacrificed, and
the end is not yet. as the smoldering
embersof revolt are coming into flame
In a dozen sections simultaneously, and
the liberals do not hesitatetoannounce
that they are preparing to deal a final
Doing- the -Fabian" Art,
The coiiservatios retaliated by de
claring that they have vanquished ev
ery army that has been collected, and
that there only remain a few hush
whackers who carry on a spasmodic
guerrilla warfare, attacking corporal's
guards, fleeing from larger liodies. rob
bing exposed store and ranches and
Ilaa a I'oor Opinion of Them.
New York. Aug. 2!. The former
governor of t;ie deartmeut of Panama.
Seuor Facundo Mutes IHiran. who Is
now in New York, in discussing the sit
uation in Colombia, said that the rebels
ire a lot of vagabonds and that he was
certain the government would sulnlne
the rebellion. He said that when he
left Panama a few days ago nothing
unusual was going on. He hail not
heard anything of the wherealvouts of
Caatro Haa Trouble of Hla Own.
Of Colombia's relations with Vene
zuela and her other liberal neighbors.
Senor Duran said: "I do not believe
that Venezuela will go to war with Co
lombia. President Castro has enough
trouble at home. That Venezuelt.
Kucador and Nicaragua have aided the
rebels in Colombia there is no doubt.
Naturally. If the three countries should
unite In a war against Colombia it
would be serious for us. but this will
SAVE THEIR HUSBANDS.
They Turn the Water of a Fond Into a
Aline on Fire.
Belleville. Ills.. Aug. 29. For three
hours Tuesday morning five coal min
ers huddled in a worked-out room iu
the abandoned Boswell mine on the
bluffs uear French village. They were
imprisoned by a tire at the mouth of
the shaft and were saved from suffoca
tion by the presence of mind of their
women relatives, who turned a pond
into the pit of the mine, thus quench
ing the fire.
When rescued the men were more
dead than alive, but after they were
.taken to the top and were doused with
water they recovered. Abe ' Pollnskl,
his son Pete, his son-in-law Ignatz Na-
droj. Franz Cavio and Tom Kowajski
were the miners.
Creaceue-The Abbot Baca Off".
Trovidence, B. I.. Aug. 20. The
match race between cresceus and The
Abbot scheduled for yesterday at Char
ter Oak park. Hartford, was called off
because George Keteham. owner or
Cresceus, refused to abide by the
terms of agreement.
N Colored Kniffhta of Pythlaa.
Chicago. Aug. 20. The eleventh an
nual convention of the colored Knights
of Pythlaa oieiied here Tuesday with
delegations present from all parts of
the United States, South and Central
America, Australia and the. Hawaiian
farmere Sue for Church property.
Logansport. Ind.. Arg. 20. Ford's
Crossing farmers, who contributed to
building the Kvangellcal church, moved
away by the Koyal Center branch,
have retained an attorney to compel
restoration of the proierty. The Roy
al Center people descended on Ford's
Crossing with a dozen wagons and
razed the church before the neighbor
hood was aroused.
T"" "'"Z?'- ....
! .!" ' . A"
1 e IWliroao company set urea a cuar-
ter Tuesday to build fourteen separate
iine9 0f raiiroad. with a total length
of 813 inile. to be operated as the
J Eastern Oklahoma lines.
BOAT BOILER EXPLODES.
Seven Feraona Killed. Fonr Ulaaina; and a
Philadelphia. Aug. 20. While the
steamboat City of Trenton, of the Wil
mington Steamltoat company, was on
her way from this city to Trenton, N.
J., yesterday afternoon her port boiler
exploded, killing seven persons and in
juring over a score of others. Four
passengers are missing, but as many
sustained slight injuries it Is thought
the missing may be among those who
did not find it necessary to go to the
The dead are: J. I). Chew, assist
ant eugineer; Miss Elizabeth Green.
Philadelphia: two firemen, one deck
hand and two passengers, names un
known. Missing Mrs. John Mathews
aud Mrs. Matilda Cross, Philadelphia:
two children who were seen to jump
The injured are nearly all scalded or
burned (and some have broken limbs
also, two of Ihem Theresa Uhem tiud
Louisa Panschvick fatally. There
are, twenty-one other names on the in
jured list, and some of them are severe
cases, but no further deaths re ex
pected. , .
Philadelphia, Aug. 29. Eleven
known to be dead, nine missing and 30
injured is the record made hy tbe ex
plosion of tbe boilers or tne steam Doat
City of Trenton yesterday. Search
for tbe missing continues.
Ten of the dead recovered are un
identified, and the I 1th is so badly
burned the tex -cannot be determined.
The injured are all doing well and it
is believed none will die.
The cause of the explosion is not
yet determined. Uihcers and tne
crew of the i tamboat deiy that they
were racing at the time of the explo
sion. An expert machinist who recently
overhauled the boat's boilers said to
day that he believed the explosion
was due to the exhaustion of water in
the boilers while the vessel was run
ning rapidly. .
TEXAS TO TAX HER OIL.
Propoaea to Aaaeaa the Companlea S Per
Austin, Tex., Aug. 29. The oil de
velopers of Texas are confronted with
rather a serious proposition at present
in that the Texas legislautre shows a
marked disposition to tax them 2 per
cent, on their gross earnings. A large
delegation of oil magnates from Beau
mont was before the house committee
Tuesday to fight the tax. but with lit
tle success, as the committee is almost
uanimous in fixing. the 2 per cent, tax,
aud the legislature, it is said, will
certainly levy it if the opportunity is
It is claimed by the oil people that
this will prove a serious backset to the
oil developing industry. Bather a start
ling statement 'was mule by one of the
committee from Beaumont, that ir was
not an assured fact by any means that
the Kea union t oil fields weve lasting
and for that reason the output should
not be taxed until further developed.
HANGED BLISS IN EFFIGY.
Indiana Men (Tho Relented HI Refuaal
Bourbon. Ind.. Aug. 20. Governor
Bliss, of Michigan, was hanged in ef
figy Tuesday night by an angry crowd
of depositors who lost money in the
defunct Farmers' bank, of this place,
through a defaulting president. A. C.
ITobert. of Niles. Mich. Probert's
bank suspended payment April 2. when
he immediately left for Michigan.
The governor of Indiana issued
requisition papers on Governor Bliss,
the case being first argued in Detroit
July 2f!. when a continuance was
granted until today at I-ansing. when
he again iostponed the hearing till
Sept. 5. When this report reached
here this eveniug a majority of the de
positors held an indignation meeting.
A divorce was granted at Chicago in
ten minutes from the time of. applica
tion. The American Forestry association
is at Denver discussing the preserva
tion of the woods.
There is a rumor that the New York
Yacht club is dissatisfied with Captain
Bhodes and the crew of the Constitu
tion. Lady Sarah Wilson, the heroine of
the siege of Lndysmith, will sail from
Liverpool tomorrow for the United
Farquahar Gillies, a prominent and
wealthy sheepman near lied Lodge,
Mont., was dragged to death by a
Mrs. Zina D. H. Young is dead at
Salt Lake City, aged SO years. She
was a wife of both Joseph Smith and
The fruit situation on the north side
of Jamaica is becoming serious, owing
to the low price offered for the product.
The Huntington (W. Va.) Tumbler
Glass company, which has been idle for
six years, has resumeu.
The United States transport Han
cock has arrived at San Francisco with
1,200 soldiers aud sixty-two cabin pas
sengers from Manila.
The 6lxth annual convention of the
National Association of I.ocal Fire
Insurance Agents will oe held at Putin-Bay.
Seot. 0 to 11.
Tbe flint glass workers employed by
the Diamond Flint Glass company at
Hartford City, Ind., have amalgamat
ed with the Green Glass Blowers'
The Cologne Volks Zeitung reports
the massacre of six Christiana at Ku
Ja. China. -
Morton Buye Newspaper.
Nebraska City. Neb., Aug. 29. The
Daily Tribune has been sold to the
Morton Printing company, of which J.
Sterling Morton, ex-secretary of agri
culture, is the head, and will be edited
by him. Morton is also editor of the
Conservative, a weekly paper. j
Negro Who Murdered Hol
den, Mo , Girl Run
THAT IS THE WAY IT LOOKS
Strong Probability That He
Will Be Lynched if
Kansas City, Aug. 29. A telephone
message from Uolden, Mo., says
Francis, the negro who outraged and
murdered Mary Henderson, is be
lieved to have been located in a mine
pit just outside of Holden. Informa
tion of his whereabonts was obtained
by stringing up three negroes Jiving
in the vicinitv of the soene of the
Will be a Hanging.
There is a strong probability if the
negro has been caught he will be
Kenosha, Wis.. Aug. UD. Joseph Hill,
a machinist of this cJty, who ha si been
for years experimenting on a,n engine
suitable for automobiles, has at last
been successful. He has produced a
wonderful contrivance and a great Im
provement over the present style. A
newly designed valve does away -with
the link motion, making it possible to
reverse when running at the highest
rate of speed.
Charged with Killing- Ilia Mother.
Itushville. Ills., Aug. 29. Harvey
Tolle. aged 10 years, was lodged in jail
here Tuesday on the charge of killing
his mother, Mrs. Beuben Tolle, Bear
Camden. : Mrs. Tolle was instantly
killed by a bullet from a revolver in
the hands of her son, wlio claims that
the weapon was accidentally dis
charged. The coroner, however.
charges Tolle with murder.
"Bert" Thompaon Sent Pp.
Kenosha, Wis., Aug. 29. Herbert E.
Thompson, os as he is better known,
"Bert" Thompson, the Chicago 'bicycle
salesman, who waa arrested her ome
time ago on a charge of embezzling
some $tM of the funds of the Meisel
baoh Typewriter company, will spend
several years in the Green Bay reform
atory as a punishment fro hi crime.
He pleaded guilty.
Another Strike of Illlnnlx Cm,
Areola. Ills., Aug. 29. Gas was struck
on the farm of Joseph Coouibe, west
of here, Tuesday. Coombe was having
a deep well sunk, and at a depth of
eighty-five feet he struck a gus-her.of
gas and water, which forced itself np
to the surface and fifty feet into the
air. The gusher was fired and blazed
War on the Slot Machines.
Pontiac, Mich., Aug. 29. A petition
signed by hundreds of citizens has
been presented to Sheriff Brewster
asking him t stop the operation of
nlckel-in-the-slot machines and to en
force the Sunday-closing: law against
saloons, but he does not think it his
duty, eo the Brotherhood of St. Paul,
of this city, has asked Governor Bliss
to investigate the situation. Gam
bling is going on day nnd night.
Harden 01a Grahdfather.
English. lad.. Aug. 29. Harbin L.
Morgan, 79 years old, i dead of in
juries Inflicted by bis grandson, Lewis
Morgan, who assaulted liim on Friday
last. Morean was a wealthy farmer
living near Alton, thi county. The
sheriff has placed the grandson under
arrest, and he will be tried for the
murder of his grandfather at the Oc
tober terni. -
Statue to farnell. " "
London, Aug. 29. John Redmond,
M. P.. iu a letter to the Irish papers,
formally announces that he has con
cluded a preliminary contract with
Augustus St. Gaudens, the sculptor, for
the Paruell monument, at a cost of
$4MXK. The work is to be completed
within five years. Only $3,000 has yet
Geta a Slice of n Fortune.
Benton Harlior, Mich.. Aug. 29.
Mrs. Charles Sherman, who lives in
moderate circumstances here, has fal
len heir to a share of a million-dollar
estate in Cleveland. O. Papers are
now being made out by which he will
become possessor of over $100,000. The
property in Ohio was left by a rich
; Chlneae Chrlatlana in a Butchery.
Victoria. B. C, Aug. 29. Chinese
advices received by the Empress, Just
arrived, say: "A bloody affray is re
ported from a Chinese village fifteen
miles from Klang-6i. where Protestant
and Catholic converts quarreled and
came to blows, with the result that
thirty Protestaats were killed."1
Fanerat of Mr. Snaan Field.
Oakland, Cal., Aug. 29. Funeral
services were held Tuesday over the
remains of Mrs. Susan Field, widow
of the Iff Justice Stephen J. Field,
of the TJnrted States supreme court.
Mountain uen uniif on stock.
Brazil, Ind.. Aug. 29. A wHd ani
mal having the appearance of a moun
tain lion is terrifying the farmers
north of here. Several head of cattle
have been killed withm the past few
French Claim Hit eaeaed.
- Constantinople, Aug. 29. The
Turkish ministry discussed the French
claim yesterday. It is believed full
restitution will be given to France.