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ROCK ISLAND, IL,Ij., MOXDAY, NOVEMBEB 18, 1901.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
St. Louis Coroner Holds
DUE TO ANTI-TOXIN
Serum From Diseased
Horses and Commu
nicated to Patients.
St. Louis. Nov. 18. Coroner Funk
houser today rendered a verdict, find
ing the St. Louis health department
negligent in the preparation of diph
theria anti-toxin that caused the
death by lockjaw (tetanus) of seven
children to whom it was recently ad
ministered for diphtheria.
Ilntr1hutrl Amonff PhjrulrlanH.
Fr some time the health ' depart
ment has been making anti-toxin for
the new diphtheria cases. This was
distributed among the practicing
physicians throughout the city free
of charge and used in city institu
tions quite generally.
Serum From Ho rue.
In many cases it is said it saved
, lives. The serum was obtained from
horses that are said to have con
tracted tetanus and imparted it to
the anti-toxin drawn from their
WOULDN'T IT JAR YOU
Combine in Indiana Ilrokcii I'pand
Kvcryoiie Will Iig for
Marion. I ml., Nov. 1H. The affairs
of the fruit jar combine have leen
closed. From this time on every
tirm will ! indcpemlent and a big
tight is expected. Kach manufact
urer will sell his own product at
whatever price lie thinks best.
IS GIVEN SIX MONTHS
Maria Josephine Kastwick, A merl
can Woman, Punished
London. Nov. IS. Maria Josephine
Kastwick, the young Philadelphia
woman who pleaded guilty to the
charge of having forged 100.000 in
railroad certificates, was today sen
tenced to six months imprisonment.
nery llam 9lan to Kill.
St. Louis. Mich.. Nov. IS. Claude
Itamsey. superintendent of construc
tion for the Michigan Hridge company,
of Portland. Mich., was struck on the
right temple by a falling post -while
overseeing work on the new Iron
bridge being built here. His skull
was crushed and he was knocked Into
twenty feet of water, where he lay
ten minute before being pulled out.
He Is seriously hurt.
RaiM for Kngineer and firemen.
Omaha. Nov. IS. The protective
tonrds of the engineers and firemen
of the t'nlon Pacific system have se
cured from that road an Increase of
pay for the engineers on the new com
pound type of engines. The Increase
runs from 10 to 25 cents a day for
firemen and 15 to 25 cents for engin
eers. Haby Drowned in the Mishap.
Clinton. Mich.. Nov. IS. While Mr.
Harry Abbott, of Franklin, was driv
ing over a bridge at Newbury her
horse backed tip and the whole rfg.
with Mrs. Ahliott and her baby, were
thrown into the water. Mrs. Abbott
struggled ouf, but her baby wa.i
Speaker llemlernon at Washington.
Washington. Nov. IS. Speaker Par
Id 15. Henderson, of Iowa, arrived in
the city 'Saturday afternoon and took
up his old quarters at the Norinandie
hotel. He came direct from his home
at Dubuque. Mrs. Henderson will fol
low him shortly and le with him this
Woman Kills a Gray Eagle.
Ava. Ills.. Nov. IS. Mrs. John Ber
ry, of Iegognl.i township, ten mile
southwest of Ava, had J a terrific fight
a few day ago with a giant gray
eagle, and the plucky woman came out
victor. The hnge bird she killed meas
ured seven feet from tip to tip.
Rhlnetander Saloonkeeper Mardcred.
Rblnelander, Wis.. Nov. IS. Ernll
. Bodland. a saloonkeeper on Thayer
street, was found dead in his saloon
Saturday 'With a bullet hole in bis
bead. Tlie indications point to mur
der as the cause of death.
Ei-Oana LU 1 Visiting- Vu. "2
San Francisco, Nov. 18. Among the
passengers on the steamer China,
which arrived from the Orient Satur
day, was ex-Queen Lilloukalatil. of
Hawaii, who is on her way east for a
Comes Dow n o a Cent.
Kansas City, Nov. IS. The Star and
Times i morning) bos reduced its price
to 1 cent per cup.
TWO JURORS HELD
Jndge Dismisses Whole Panel, Rut
Hold a Pair in
Detroit. Mien.. Nov. is. Jmo Mm
phy Saturday discharged the Jury In
me third trial of Kdward Aacher
charged with mnrdcrinsr V. C!. Nichols
and ordered the arrest of Jurors James
Foupard and James Saner, and also
Officer O'Keefe. 'Hie three men were
immediately arrested and held lu $510
1. .. : 1 t i . v . . - .. ...
u". wuicu iney lurnisiieu. .uidge Mur
phy says that Poiinnril f1enb1 tlmt h
knew any of Aftcher's family, when, ns
tin- juuge nas since learned, he not
only knows Louis Ascher. the defend
ant brother, but Is In his debt.
Judge Murphy also states that Pou
pard lias tried to discredit and belittle
the testimony of wituesses. On Nov.
the llldce nr I'nnnnnl Tmv.li..t-.'
liquor, on which Officer O'Keefe be-
i-;tiue inroxicateti. Juror Sauer Is also
charged with endeavoring to belltlle
the testimony of witnesses nmi with
leing a party to the purchase of the
ARREST AN OFFICER
For Alleged Complicity in the Mur
der of Lena Kenner at
Kvnusville, Ind., Nov. is. A leiich
warrant has been issued for the ar
rest of Wilbur Sherwell, a patrolman
of several years standing for partici
pation in the murder of Ix-na Kenner,
whose body was found on a highway
recently. Sherwell is now under
BOLD NOTE FRAUD
Names of Chicago Men TTsed on
the Paper Negotiator
New York. Nov. IS Vaptaiii imis.
chief of tlie detective bureau, has
given out the details of the arrest Sat
urday of a man who Is suspected of
trying to negotiate with Wall street
brinks and 1rokers worthless notes
amounting in the aggregate to $10'.0CO,
on which the names of Potter Palmer
and oilier prominent Chicago men are
alleged to have been forged. The pris
oner is said by Captain Titus to be O.
B. Wheeler. Jr.. 5o years old. although
the prisoner himself says he is Azincr
J. Wheeler. He refuses to give any
address ami declares that he acted in
good faith in trying' to negotiate the
Wheeler told Captain Titus that N.
M. Duffy, whose name appears on the
back of the notes, is his Chicago sales
man and representative, and that if the
rotes are fictitious it is Duffy's fault.
The Chicago police say they have
heard of Duffy . and think he and
Wheeler may be one man. Wlieu
Wheeler was arraigned yesterday h'.s
counsel said Wheeler was suffering
from tlie excessive use of some drug,
and presented such a good case that
the court sent Wheeler to police head
quarters and permitted him to be at
tended by hi own doctor.
The Chicago names signed to the
notes were those of Potter Palmer. D.
V. Parmton, V. F. Becker and Stratton
BATES AGAIN FREE
The Noted Bigamist Han Served
Four Years in
Chicago. Nov. IS. David Bates, the
Chicago bigamist, has been released
from the Joliet penitentiary, and ac
cording to report is living at Engle
wood with one of his wives. His
term of imprisonment expired on Nov.
o. He'wa.s taken to the penitentiary
in February. ISUS, tinder an indeter
minate sentence, the . maximum or
which was five years. He was given
the usual eood time allowance, but no
other credits. This reduced the actual
time served to three years and nine
Illshop Anns Mows Kant.
Chieazo. Nov. IS. Bishop Duls. of
the I'nited Kvangelical cl tireh. who
has been m.ikiug his home In Chicago,
has decided to remove to Harrishnrg.
I 'a.. Jan. 1. Harrishnrg Is now head
quarters for the publishing interests of
the denomination, and the removal
there of the bishop makes that city
practically the center of the church.
There's a Sky View on Kihibition.
Chicago. Nov. IS. The position In
the heavens of the planets Venus, Ju
piter and Saturn as viewed at present
from the earth is one which occurs only
ince In noo years. The phenomenon is
now at its zenith. Any one can ob
serve the planets in the southwest, near
the horizon, between 5 and 7 p. ni.
Venus Is the brightest planet. Jupiter
next and Saturn last.
' Omaha's New Auditorium.
Omaha. Neb.. Nov. 18. Mayor
Moores has Issued a proclamation call
ing on the citizens of the city to Join
in a celebration of the breaking of
ground for the new auditorium, which
ceremony will take place today. The
new 'building Is to lie located In the
heart of the city and will cost when
completed about $250.rHX.
Pioneer HoHnr Fiuxn.
Indianapolis. Nov. IS. Dr. I- I.
Todd, one of the oldest and most suc
cessful practitioners of Indianaolis,
died suddenly at 11 p. m. Saturday
Dr. Todd was 05 years of age. and
leaves a widow (who is a hear relative
of Nancy Hanks Lincoln, mother of
the martyred president) and four chil
dren. . ... .
A CRIME RECALLED
Deathbed Confession That May
Possibly Solve the Snell
DSAD MURDERER'S FRIEND TALKS.
Tells theSheriffat Lincoln, Neb., What
He Knows Wants the
Lincoln, Neb.. Nov. 13. A miner's
confession on his deathbed lu the Klon
dike, and couimuuieated by the only
person who heard It to the authori
ties of Nebraska, now gives promise of
solving the mysterious murder of some
wealthy mau in a city in the United
States. It Is suggested as a possibility
that Amos J. Snell, the Chicago mil
lionaire who was supjwsedly slain by
Willie Tascott fifteen years ago. was
the victim Involved in the miner's con-
ession. Sheriff Branson, of this coun
ty, several mouths ago received a let
ter from H. D. Long, mailed at What
com. Wash. Long wrote that he had
just returned from Alaska. At Daw
son City he had met a man, who pre
ferred, for reasons that subsequently
develoted. to be known as John Smith.
Hmlth Make u Ileal hbed CoufeMion.
They became well acquainted, and
later, when they met at Circle City,
ngred to go out prospecting together.
While they were out in the gold fields
Smith contracted pneumonia and died.
On his deathlx-d Smith confessed that
he had been implicated in a murder
years before. He told Long all about
it. giving names and details. Smith
said that he and Sidney Land had been
partners in various burglarious enter
prises, and that one night they broke
into the house 0& a wealthy man. I hey
understood from hat they had learned
in advance that the man was In the
haliit of keeping large sums of money
and many valuables alot:t the house.
They expected a rich profit from their
night s work.
.Iol Itesultcd in a Murder.
Whib they were going through the
man s valuables they were surprise!
bv him. and a fight ensued, in which
the man was killed. The burglars got
$'. in money, some diamonds and
jewelry. $5,000 In notes, a lot of mort
gages, some street railway ltonds. and
one government bond. The men separ
ated after the robbery, but later met
for a division of 'the proceeds. Ac
cording to smith s story, uis partner
kept most of the money and jewelry,
and he was deprived of what he deem
ed his rightful share of the booty, but
as they were equally guilty he did not
dare to remonstrate. "
ki:hm:s to ;ivk the names.
Thiuk.it There Is ICrward and Would Di
vide with the Sherifl.
Smith told Long who the man was
whom they robbed, but declined to im
part this information to the sheriff. All
he would say in his letter was that the
man lived in an eastern city, ami that
he left an estate worth a large amount.
The burglar t allied off the man's will
and life int.uraiice policy, and his heirs
had a law suit over the division of the
estate. Loug claimed to have had iu
his iossessiou evidence sufficient to
convict Lund. Long said that Smith
had informed him that there was a re
ward of ?10,O0O standing for the arrest
and conviction of the murderers. This
he had aft" ward verified and found
It still at the command of the man
who furnished the necessary evidence.
This he offered to divide with the
sheriff, but insistd that no other otii
cers be drawn into it to diminish his
share. Ing also said that from Smith
he learned that Land served a term
iu the Nebraska prison, somewhere
about 1SS2 or lS.s.1. When Sheriff
Branson first received the letter he was
skeptical, but he answered It and drew
from I,ong certain ctlur facts. He then
went to the penitentiary and found
from the records that Sidney Land
had served a term there for forgery.
He was received from Hall county on
Sept. H, 1S7U, and released three years
Long had given information of the
whereabouts of land's relatives, and
the sheriff learned where a brother of
his huil resided in this state, but who
died in the soldiers" home in Wiscon
sin a year ago last September. He
wrote the result of his inquiries to
Iong. but the letter expressed the hope
that here i-ay.be a reward paid for Hi"
return of the 'stolen priqierty. One of
the diamonds, a ring, he says, was sold
to a woman In cm eastern city.
The ring bore an iiiscriiHlon. This
had been scratched out with a file.
Smith said that Land had given him
instructions to destroy the notes, none
of which were negotiable, and an at
tempt to sell which would have cer
tainly resulted in arrest. Sni-tlu in
stead of doing so. placed them in a
wood box in a stone wall in the cellar
of a house, where they were presum
ably to le fountl. Ixng says he has
a tlescrlntion of the house as well as
the hiding place, and he s now prose
cuting inquiries to find out if any re
ward will be given for their return,
they being valuable only to the legal
Sheriff Br.insontbiuks the case lears
some resemblance to the Snell mys
tery in Chicago. The sheriff Is still in
communication with Ixmg. who now
iives in Seattle.
Jealuu Man In a . ioe orner.
St. Cloud. Minn.. Nov. IS. August
Walstrom. n farmer living six nnies
north of Sauk Kapids. Saturday refut
ed that he had accidentally shot his
wife. Mrs. Walstrom made the statc
eieut that he had shot her purposely.
The woman cannot live. Walstrom
was very jealous.
Krport at an oeean ltter.
Halifax. N. S.. Nov. 18. if is report
ed here that the Norwegian steamer
F.lla has beeu lost off the Newfound
land coast, villi all cand.
BANK THUGS TAKEN
One is Fatally Wounded and Two of
Pursuers Stop Bul
lets. Sioux City, la.. Nov. IS. The bank
of Greenville, nine miles north of
Sioux Itapids. was broken into Friday
night, the vault and safe blown open
and the contents taken. The bank Is
owned by the Bank' of fcionx Rapids,
and carried n comparatively small
amount on baud. The robbers are sup
posed to have escaped on a hand-car,
ns one belonging to Greenville was
found at a Hick Island crossing two
miles south of there. The bank build
in? was wrecked. The bank robbers
were found in the station at Albert
City Saturday afternoon by otiicers and
They were ordered to surrender,
when they opened lire, wounding C.
J. Lodine. the city marshal, in the
hip. and John Snnhland. a business
man. In the shoulder. On robber was
fatally shot by the posse. The other
two robbers ese.iied to the couutry.
and meeting a farmer with a team,
compelled him to drive them east un
til his team played out. when thev met
another fanner whom they compelled
to take them farther. They were ovcr
takn by a iMJsee from Albert City and
headed off by a posse from Laurens,
siv miles east of Albert City, and sur
rendered. The robbers have been tak
en to Storm I.ake for safe keeping.
The robbers were apprehended through
a description given the bank here by
a telephone girl at Spencer.
Iater John 'Sunbkind. who was shot
in the fight, is dead of his wound, and
Constable Lodine Is in n critical sta'te.
WALLACE ON SHILOH
Comments on the Kccent Action of
the Army of the Ten
nessee. Cra wfordsviiie. Ind.. Nov. 1S. Com
Hunting upon the refusal of the Army
of the Tennessee to grant an investiga
tion of his conduct at the battle of
Shiloh. General I-w Wallace said:
My request was made In reply to re
peated and earnest invitations to re
nlliliate with this society I left thirty
years ago. when certain malicious
members" charged me with the disaster
of Shiloh. The request was not i.n in
trusion, but a statement of the terms
rpon which I could with self-rcsiect
rejoin the society.
"I asked only justice, and did nor
propose, as some of the members seem
to think, that the whole action 1e
opened up and the blame placed where
i- lH-lonired. In my h t!cr I expressly
stated that my conduct alone le in-
estimated. T !!.. e always courted In
quiry and know that an In vestieat ion
before any tribunal must be a triumph
Family Had Become Scattered in
Carltoudale. Ills.. .Nov. IS. A re
markable reunion of three brothers .
Frank, William and Andrew Gilmrre
!s being held in Mnrphysboro. Twenty-five
years ago the Gilniore family
I. veil at Little Hock. Ark. The mother
died when Andrew was only a few
days old. and after two years Etruffgle
the family separated, the two tirst
liauied brothers going to Champaign.
Ills., to live with grandparents twenty
years auo. and the brothers lost all
trace of each other.
Sunday last, while" on his way from
the Chickffsaw Nation to Jackson.
Tcnn.. Andrew stopped at Percy on his
way to Chester, where he was to fin
ish his journey by bant. He inquired
of the station agent if he knew of Gil
niores in this section of Illinois, and
was informed that in a few minutes a
freight train having a conductor
named Frank Gilniore. would stop.
The -onductor proved to be one of his
long-lost brothers, and the meeting' in
Mnrphysboro where also William
lives, another Mobile nnd Ohio con
ductor was the result.
NEW TREATY SIGNED
Uy Secretary liny and Iofd Pauiice
I'ote at- Washington
Washington. Nov. 1. -The new
llHy-l'iiuiicefoie treaty was signed
today at 1:(." by Secretary Hay for
the I'nited States, tind Lord I'aunce
fote, British ambassador, for Groat
He Bad Heard Her Say So.
That it is only a step from the eublime
to the ridiculous is well illustrated by
the following amusing incident that
bappeuetl a few Sabbaths ago iu a well
known cbnrch, and caused no little mer
riment among the teachers. Tho super
intendent was telliug the wee small
folks of the custom in certain countries
of chaining the prisoners' hands and
feet together. "And, she asked, "don't
you suppose that if some one came and
released them they would be very happy
It was unanimously agreed that tbey
' And, " continued the superintendent,
coming to her point, "Jesus was tent to
the world to release peirple from their
fiiotj. Are any of ypn, here bound with
the chain of tin?' "So, " piped the
4-year-old , offspring of the minister,
"I'm not. but iny grandmother is."
WERE FIVE BATTLES
Filipino Bolomen Try to Rush
United States Troops and
CNE OF OUE SOLDTJSES IS KILLED.
Another Detachment Has Four Ku
gagements with the Rebels
Priest Sentenced to Die.
Manila. Nov. IS. Company E, of the
Ninth infantry. Captain F. II. Shoeffel,
was attacked by fifty bolomen and sev
eral insurgents firmed with rifles at a
point six miles from Tarangnau. iu the
island of Samar. The Insurgents tried
to rush the I'nited States troops, but
failing to accomplish their purpose
they quickly broke and scattered.- The
men of the Ninth had a corporal and a
scout killed and one private wounded.
Sixteen of the bolomen were killed,
while the riflemen escaped. Ten
Ilotchkiss rapid-fire guns will be sent
to the southern islands for oieratiot:s
In the mountains.
Hail l our SVpniMte I iM.
Captain Herman Hall, of the Twenty-first
infantry, has -been scouting for
sever.! 1 days in Batangas province.
He had four separate engagements
with the insurgents there. Judging
from the tiring on these occasions Cap
tain Hall estimates the force of each
band of the rebels at from thirty to
fifty. They made no attempt to charge
Captain Hall s party. Captain Hall's
scout resulted in the capture of one
Insurgent otlicer and .".(t.Cdo pounds T
tiou. Siiiiinrr lruit-K Hart man.
General Sumner, commander of the
district of southern Luzon, histhly
praises Captain Hart man and his troop
of the First cavalry, who last Wedncs.
day morning attacked -Ino insurgeiiis
lutrt in-lied in rirte pits at Buau. lia-'t.-iugas
provluee. ;hi1 routed them.
General Sumner says the blow then
administered by Captain Hart man vn
the most severe the insurgents have
suffered since he (General Sumncrt as
sumed command of his district.
Another Ship for the Mt-iiiii.
Owing to the fact th::t the Cnited
States transports Sheridan. Waldron
.aid Hancock ail met with accidents
in the iiihmd seas of Japan, and the
reluriiinu party of visiting rr present a
tives is consequently now delayed in
the latter country, the transport Thom
as, which .Mfivod at Manila Nov. 12.
will be immediately dispatched to .la
pan. Giiicial Chaflee opposes I'nited
States transports in future passing
through I he inland seas.
T'ilipino lrii-st Sentenced.
1 lie l- mpmo priest iicposc.y lias lieen
sentenced by court-martial to the pen
alty of deatli for the- murder of certain
of his countrymen who favored the
I'nited Stales. Out of respect, how
ever. the condemned man's tailing
and the great religious body to which
he belonged and most imwcrthily rep
resented. General Chaffee has com
muted his sentence to twenty years'
imprisonment. General Chaffee de
sires it to 1h understood that the leni
ency exercised in the case cannot be
know n as a precedent, and that no per
son in the islands can be permitted to
plead his ertice. however sacred and
exalted this may be. as protection
against crimes committed.
NEWS IN OUTLINE.
Chief of Police Kieiy nas issued or
ders prohibiting prize fights or boxing
contests iu St. Louis.
Mary K. Wilkins. the novelist, has
at last been married to Dr. Charles M.
Headquarters of the National Civic
Federation have been moved from Chi
cago to New York.
Kinj; Christian intends to leave
Denmark for the coming winter, as
I:e is unable to endure the severe cli
mate of Denmark in winter.
A violent demonstration against the
ministry was made by Madrid students
The president and Mrs. Koosevclt
gave a dinner Saturday night to mem
bers of the cabinet.
Separate schools for Indian children
have 'become a political issue in Okla
homa. It is .-mother "color line," nnrt
the Indians refuse to attend negrw
The. water supply in many localities
of northern Missouri is exhausted.
Paul H. Girsdorf. of Chicago, 17
years old. killed himself after losing
or misusing -VJ belonging to his em
ployer. James C. Adam, ex-city clerk of
Portsmouth. .. has been sentenced to
two years in the penitcnttafy for em
bezzling S1.S of city funds.
Tlie Spanish senate has passed a bill
prohibiting silvcV coinage.
The winter has now fairly set in
luroiighout northern Ittissia. and the
Neva is frozen over.
Two deaths were recently certified
lu Odessa. Kussi.i. as due to the bn
bonit plague, but no further cases ere
The New York horse show opened
this morning with the judging of tweit-ty-five
horses suitable to become hunt
ers. Said Pasha, former grand vizier, lias
lieen apiointed 'grand vizier of the
pt rte in succession to the late Ilalil
Two Klliril in a I'ollUion.
Uoise. Ida.. Nov. IS. Ity a collision
at 4 o'cltH-k Saturday morning on th
Oregon Short Line, near Orchard, be
tween an casi-lwMind freight train anil
a west-bound helper engine Charles
Wallace, head hrakeman on tlie freight
train, and Martin Cosgrove. engineer
on Hie freight, were killed, while H. W .
Knox.-firemen on the freight, had his
right leg cut off. but will probably recover.
THE GUN FAILS AGAIN
Gathinan Invention on Two Shots
Does Not Prove Satisfac
tory. New York. Nov. IS. The Gathinann
aerial torpedo and the big eighteen
Snch gun were tried at the proving
ground at Sandy Hook -Again Saturday.
Two shuts were tired, and the heavy
charge of wet gun cotton with which
each shell was loaded was detonated.
The first torpedo fired did not damage
the plate or backing to any great ex
tent. The second was more success
ful, cracking the plate from top to bot
tom and doing considerable damage to
the bracing. Kach shell contained 50(1
pounds of wet gun cotton, and 21G
pounds of powder were used to drlvo
them from the gun.
ltcfore the first shot Gathinann and
his sou worked on the torpedo an hour,
examining and repacking It before an
nouncing themselves read' for the test.
The first shell dented the plate and
drov it back about eighteen inches.
Gathmaim was greatly disappointel by
the result. When the second shell hit
the cofferdam it was considerably dam
aged and several bolts were knocked
off and the end of the plate which Avas
struck was shifted about a foot and a
half. The back of the plate was also
cracked. Gathmnnn claims a partial
BURNS STEPS OUT
No Ijonger General Master Workman
ol'the Knights of
liHtiana.MilK Nov. is. After re
electing Simon lh'riis. of Pittsburg,
general master workman of the
Knights of lalor Saturday ihe general
assembly reconsidered the actit.u. and
in I'.uri's' place elected Henry A.
Hicks. .f New York, as tlie executive
head of iie -order. TliH1" was mud:
warm talk. I he trouble beginning when
the assembly elected :is executive com
mittee I. I), ('tiam-'oerlain. of Colorado;
Isaac II. Sanderson, of Toronto, awl
T. J. O'Keilly. of Urooklyu all old
members and all. has been known
for several mouths. oposed to the con
tinuance of linns as the head of tlie
l a l ioiia 1 organ iza I ion.
Burns objected to tlie tioard as elect
ed, and claimed that, an established
precedent gave liim the right to name
six delegates to the general assembly,
from which mnnlicr alone tlie assem
bly could make its board. This cre
ated an uproar, several of I lie older
memlxTS of tlie order taking the floor
and demanding a reconsideration of
the vole by which Hums had been re
elected. When order was finally re
scored the further consideration of the
matter was deferred until 7:MO p. m.,
when Burns' election was reconsidered
and Hicks elected master workman.
John W. Hayes was re-elected secre
tary. The iiext meeting will be held
at Niagara Falls in Novemler, 1902.
HAS A CLOSE CALL
Steamer Comes Near Going Down
With a Crew of :
Rochester. N. Y.. Nov. 18. Alter a
fight for life against snow, ice, wind
and wave cf ovrr thirty-eight hours
tiie crew of the big steam collier John
Itugee made tlie harbor at Charlotte
Friday night in an extremely exhaust
ed condition. For twenty-four hours
the crew could see amid the heavy
clouds of snow and spray the harbor
light of charlotte, gleaming faintly,
but could gain not one foot toward the
hai'iKir. and at times the captain stooit
ready to give tiie order "beach her."'
The John Rugee. which is a screw
propeller, valued at $90,000, carrying
a crew of thirty-eight men. left Cape
St. Vincent light for Charlotte. The
gale struck her a short distance out
side Cape St. Vincent and steadily in
creased iu fury until the ice and snow
I. ung heavily on her rigging and the
decks were washed incessantly by the
waves. The engine rooms were flood
ed with water and the fires nearly pur
cut. but by hard work on the part of
the crew- it was kept down until the
storm had abated to such an extent as
to permit the vessel reaching barlfcr.
K:!ltorH Are In and Out.
Chi' ago. Nov. IS. Judge Hanecy
sentenced Andrew M. Lawrence and
H. S. Cantiehl to forty nnd thirty days,
respectively, in the county jail for con
tempt of court for criticism of his un
recorded decision in tlie gas trust quo
warranto case. At 12:.V they were de
livered into the custody of Jailer Whi;-n-an.
but oniy remained until released
by a writ of halwas corpus granted
shortly after 1 o'clock by Judge Dunne.
lSuftiilo .lunes tt ot leatl.
Topeka. Kan.. Nov. IS. The report
of "Buffalo" Jones' death has no al
lusion to C. J. Jones, tlie Arctic ex
plorer and rescuer of the American
bison. lie still lives In Topeka. and
says he hopes to see the bison provided
with a home by the government before
he tlies. Obituaries and iturtrails of
the Topeka Buffalo"' Jones have ap
peared in a number of eastern paper.
New ftrvonl for Mll-.
New York. Nov. IS. Henri Fouruier.
tlie French antomobiiist. established a
new world's official record for one mile
Satvrrday. covering the distance In
."! 4-7 seconds on a straightaway
ll urnrrt to the Wafer's Edge.
Green Hay, Wis., Nov. IS. As the
steamer Kltinmcre was leaving port
Saturday a lamp exploded in the en
gine room and the flames were soon
sweeping the length of the ship, driven
by the high northwest gale. The crew
was compelled to abandon the boat,
which finally landed on the beach in
the harbor. There the fire burned to
the water'sjdge. OTrr,, . ,
DIE IN A WRECK
Twenty-five Japanese are
Killed in Collision
WORK TRAIN IS HIT
A Trolley Car Jumps
Track and Six
Helena. Mont., Nov. 18. .Reports
have been received here of a wreck
on the Oreat Northern near Colbert
son, a station in the northwestern
part of the state. An eastbouitd
freight collided with a work train.
Twenty-five Japanese are reported
killed. As far as learned the Asiat
ics were tlie only ones injured.
Trolley Car l.avm Track.
Yoiingstown. Ohio. Nov. IS. A trol
ley car on the Voungstown and Shar
on Klectrie railway jumped the track
in Hubbard this morning and six per-
Mins were injured. There were 30
passengers on the ear at the time.
HORSES DIE IN FIRE
Thirty-Four I'erisfi in Chicago Ware
house Loss $."),
ooo. Chicago. Nov. IS. Tin- warehouse
of the T. Y. Jones Furniture Transit
company was burned today. The
loss is $."i(l.()(M). Thirty-four horses
pcrislu-d in tlie fire.
SEE THE PRESIDENT
Irish I'arliaineiitary Leaders Given
an Audience at Wash
ington. Washington. Nov. IS.- The Irish
parliamentary leaders who are tour
ing the country agitating the Iri.sii
cause were given a special audience
by tiie president today. He received
them with cordiality and astonished
the visitors by the intimate knowl
edge of the Irish situation which he
displayed. After greetings had been
exchanged the president presented
the party to Mrs. lSoosevelt.
CnHrfje Foot Ball Game.
Chicago. Nov. 18. Saturday's col
lege foot ball games recorded the fol
lowing scores: At Lincoln Kansas
T. Nebraska L"!: at I .a fa yet te Illinois
28. Purdue (': at Lincoln (Ills. Illi
nois Wesleyan 0. Lincoln 0: at Madi
son Minnesota O. Wisconsin 18: at
South Beud Indiana 5. Notre Dania
IS; at Ann AiIku Chicago 0. Michigan
22: at Chicago Beloit 11. Northwest
ern 11: at Philadelphia Carlisle 14.
Pennsylvania Hi; at New Haven
Princeton 0. Y'ale 12: at New York
Cornell 24. Columbia 0: at Annapolis
Washington and Jefferson 11. Cadets
17; at Cambridge Dartmouth 12. Hai
vard 27: at Iowa City OrinneU 11,
Rcprr-wntative Hitt at the White House.
Washington. Nov. 18. Representa
tive Hi!T, of Illinois, paid his first visit
to President Iioosevelt Saturday, and
was with him nearly an hour. Before
he was ushered into the executive office
Hitt expressed himself as opposed to
general revision of the tariff, and it Is
supposed he communicated the same
views to the president.
Oet Rockefeller' $15,000 Gift.
Macon. Ga.. Nov. 18. Mercer uni
versity's faculty announces that it haw
the $50,000 endowment required to be
raised as a condition under which
John D. Rockefeller Is to donate S15.-
000 to the institution through the
American Raotist. Educational society.
Attempted to Wreck it Train.
York, Pa.. Nov. 18. While running
a( high speed Friday night the south
western express on tlie northern cen
tral division of the Pennsylvania road
was wrecked with dynamite by train
robbers. Three coaches left tiie rails
and endangered the lives of a hundred
persons, but there wasn't any one hurt,
MeKinlejr Maine at t ie eland.
Cleveland. Nov. IS. If the proposi
tion made by a committee of one hun
dred citizens to ihe finance committee
of tlie recent national Urand Army
encampment is carried out a surplu
of skS.ixu) collected for that occasion
will be used to erect A bronze statue
t the lafe President ilcKinley in this
Jamaica and the Boer Piioiier.
Kingston. Jamaica. Nov. IS. Sir
Augustus Heimuiag. governor of Ja
maica, ha spreed himself in favor
of the sending here of Boer prisoners.
There is considerable opiKisition to this
At a "French' Table d'Hote.
She Oh. horrors! Here Is a snail lu
He Sb! If the head waiter heard
you. he'd charge us for a portion of
snails. New York Commercial Adver
tiser. . ' J- :