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VOL. Iil. NO. 29.
ROCK ISLAND, IL1L1., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1901.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Liberals Make Unexpect
ed and Successful
NOW AFTER PANAMA
U. S. Ships Take No
Part, But Have In
structions. t olon, .Nov. 20. The lilxrals mailt'
ai unexpected attack on Colon ut 8
last night. The govern men t was not
rcared nnd there was little resist
After some fighting in front tf
Cuartel ami in certain streets for an
'hour ami a half the liberals gained
possession of all public offices nnd
the town of Colon. Prefect Guard' a
is a prisoner.
Many Killed and Wuumlnt
Over 12 men were killed and
The United States gunboat Machias
now lire took no part in the pro
ceeding. There has been no telegraphic coni
liinnication with Panama since last
evening-. It is surmised here that
Panama is now being- attacked.
New la Confirmed.
Washington, Nov. 20. The state
department has received official con
tinuation of the capture of Colon hy
the liberals. Transit was interrupt
ed for a brief period but now is re
stored. Capt. Perry of the Iowa, senior
naval officer at Panama has been in
structed to land marines if necessary
to maintain transit across the isth
mus. STATE GRAND LODGE
Statement of Odd Fellow Affairs for
the Pat Year
Oflieer. Springfield. 111.. Nov. . 20. The
grand lodge of Illinois Odd Fellows
convened in representatives hall this
morning- with 9O0 delegates 'present
and Grand Master James R. Kowley,
of t. tucago, presided. Grand secre
tary Miller in his annual report
showed that during- the past year 13
new suoorumate lodges Had ieen in-
stitutel making- a total of ss; the
total memlership. CI.43S. a net gain
of 2.403. The amount paid out for
relief was $102,200; the receipts for
the year, $."Sj,300; total expenditures,
$513,400 and net worth of stilmrdinate
The numljer of lodges in the Re-lx-kah
assembly is 541. an increase of
17. with a membership of 2,.12'. an
increase of 954; total receipts, $87,
200; exenditure. $.'ifl,fiOO.
The grand lodge of Illinois Odd
Fellows elected the following grand
officers this morning:
Master J. V. Yantis, Shelbyvillc.
Deputy Master Charles S. Harris,
Warden J. Brown, Yandalia.
Secretary .1. li. Miller. Springfield.
Treasurer T. B. .Needles, 'ash
ille. The Daughters of Kebckah elected
ofTiccrs as follows:
President Mrs. Maud Ilayward,
Vice President Mrs. Mattie Yan
Secretary Mrs. Iola L. Richard,
Treasurer Mrs. Carrie Skeggs,
Warden Mrs. Kittie Thomas, (juiu
cy. Filipino -Wanted lo Cateli v re K .
Mount Clemens. Mich., Nov. 20. A
letter from Rpereentative Weeks
states that the congressional party, of
which he is a member, touring the
Philippine islands, were at a point on
the island of Siimar within thirty-five
miles of the inasacre of the Ninth in
fantry. He states that the savage
leaders of the butchery expressed re
gret that they had no knowledge of the
close proximity of the congressional
party, otherwise the Ninth infantry
might have received secondary consid
eration. Chicago Olrl Married at Omaha.
Omaha. Nev.. Nov. 20. Miss Theres
sa Irene Gilbert, of Chicago, and Ed
win W. Gilbert, of San Francisco were
married Monday at St. Matthais Epis
copal church by Bishop Williams. Miss
Gillert Is well-known In Chicago for
church work and her philanthrephy In
home mission work. The groom Is a
prominent California business man.
Internal Stvcnuc Receipts.
Washington, Nov. 20. The annual
report of the commissioner of Internal
revenue shows thai the total receipts
for the year ended June SO. lt01. were
Jo01.871.Gi. or $11.3r.vWl In excess of
the estimates about the same amount
in excess of the receipts for the year
ended June 30. 1900. and $33,000,000 In
excess of the reeeintg for JKX).
Conference Between Got. Yates and
Others Interested in the
"pringneld. - Ilia.. Nov. 20. At the
conclusion of a conference Mondar on
the subject of contract convict labor
Governor Yates -was asked to prepare
a measure to be presented to the next
legislature and then call another con
rerence to discuss it. In the opinion of
woernor late legislation is necessary
i net ar tne matter, ami h!s opinion
was accepted by those present. There
were present at the conference repre
sentatives of latior organizations, the
Manufacturers' association and the
wardens and commissioner of the
penitentiaries. , '
The discussion lasted during the en.
lire afternoon. It was the old storr
The labor representatives Insisted that
tlie spirit of the existing law be com
piled with, and the prison officials ed-
ciared it was impossible to do so. At
n mass meeting held under the aus
pices of the State Federation of Laivor
Monday night Secretary Ross, of the
ioard of labor statistics, and Secretary
Kyan. of the united Mine orkers. en
gaged in a heated controversy Ross
advocated the New York svstem. and
Kyan condemned it. The meetins- ad
Journcd at a late honr without having
onemi a solution or the problem.
Keinarkable Itecord of a Vountr
Woman at Stockridgc,
Stockbridge, Mich., Nov. 20. No
other human being, so far as is
shown, has spent so irreat a propor
tion of the past ten years in shep as
has Miss May White, of this town.
She is the victim of a most remarka
ble malady. Day after day, she lies
motionless, hoping for the return of
bodily vigor which an accident de
prived her of, 11 years ago.
In this interval Miss White's long
est period of unconsciousness has
been 127 davs from June 20 to Oct.
During this time the sleeping girl
lay in a state that was all but death.
So heavy was the spell that lay upon
her that only the most violent stim
ulants could arouse her sufficiently
to take each day the nourishment
necessary to prolong" life. The sleep
was absolutely dreamless. At length,
when her family had practically des
paired of ever rousing her to life, the
chains of sleep were broken. Since I
thia-time. Miss White's longest period
of continuous sleep has been CO
In 1S90, the girl began a business
course at a school in Ypsilanti. Her
It short ly
a fall on a slipiery
Ievcloed that the
Miss White's spine.
Fifty times u
the poor girl was subject to frightful
convulsions, each attack followed by
a period of sleep.
Miss White weighs 120 Munds. At
one time she was down to tiO pounds,
and the doctors have strong hopes of
her ultimate recovery.
SOLDIER ON RAMPAGE
Sings lie Wants to Die and Kansas
May Possibly Accommo
Junction City. Kan.. Nov. nil. An
unidentified soldier from Fort Riley
Monday night shot and killed two men
on t'he street here. The soldier, who is
supposed to lie a saddler at the fort,
approached I J. E. I.. Cooper in the
middle of the street, and with an oath,
fired a pistol at him. The ball entered
the right temple and Cooper did an
City Marshal James White, who was
near by. started for the scene, but was
shot by the soldier lie fore he got off
the sidewalk. The ball entered the
base of the neck, severing an artery.
White died a few minutes al'ter being
shot. The soldier continued shooting
until his revolver was empty. lie
then turned and walked down the
street, swinging his revolver above his
head and yelling: "I want to die! I
want to die!"- He escaped, pursued by
'I no TomitJ t onplen Matte Happy.
.Toiler. Ills.. Nov. 20. Two young
couples of Morris have ?ecn absent
from their homes since I riday endeav
oring to get married. They met with
success Monday In Jolict. Tne quar
tette first went to Kenosha. Wis.,
where the five days' notice proved a
barrier. Thence they journeyed to
Toilet, whore the county clerk Monday
issued the licenses. The brides are
twins. Matel and May Nahe. The
grooms are Thomas 'Wats and James
New 1'rojected Wiukrgan Trolley Line.
Waukegan. Ills., Nov. 20. A deal Is
on foot ror tne construction or an elec
tric line from Chicago to Milwaukee
entirely independent of the roads nov
operating at various points lietween
the two cities. The entrance here Is
made to secure connection with the
Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Belt line.
leain at a rniininmi loirD.
MarshalRown. Ia.. Nov. 'JO. ax-Scn-alor
Preston M. Sutton, member of
the twentieth and twenty-first generaU
assemblies, and widely known through
out the state as one of the ablest crim
inal lawyers, died yesterday, faged 50.
OF VARIED VIEWS
Gathering at Washington to
Study the Practicability of
MANY INTERESTS TO BE APPEASED
Only Two Staple Articles of Coru
merce We Do Not Now Pro
duce at Home.
Washington. Nov. 20. Represonta
tives of several hundred million dol
larrs of capital invested In manufae
turing were In the banquet hall of the
I:aleign at 11 o'clock yesterday when
the reciprocity convention was called
to order by President Theodore C.
Search. Delegations responded for
seventy-four organizations of manufac
turers. It is considered by all means
the most Important gathering of these
men ever held In the I'nlted States.
"Expansion of American Trade
Abroad" Is the motto. Commercial
reciprocity In all its phase will be dis
cussed, but always, it is asserted,, with
the idea In mind that home industries
must not be sacrificed.
Search In Permanent Chairman.
D. A. Tompkins, of Charlotte. X. C.
was chosen temiorary chairman, and
Theodore C. Search, of Philadelphia,
then was made permanent chairman.
The organization was completed by
the election of the following: Vice
chairman. General W. F. Draper, Mas
sachusetts: T. I. Hickman. Georgia;
Charles II. Harding. Pennsylvania;
James Deering, Illinois: Titus Sheard,
New York city, and Robert J. Morgan.
Ohio. Secretaries Edward H. San
born. Pennsylvania, and E. P. Wilson.
Cincinnati. The convention did little
at the morning session aside from re-
eiving the credentials of delegates and
listening ty an address of welcome by
1 Resident IT. B. F. MacFarland. of the
Men Who M ill Fljrht the Sleel Tru.l.
Jr. nics leering and Robert A. I-'oos.
of Chicago, and W. M. Butterworth. of
Moline. are the Illinois delegates who
registered. They represent the imple
nr.ent manufacturers. The implement
men will urge a reduction of the tariff
which protects the steel trust. The Il
linois men here say they are compelled
to meet tierce comptition in foreign
ountries because they have" to pay
from $1 to $r more for Iron and steel
than the price the trust makes lo its
customers abroad. In these circum
stances the firms winch make plows,
harvesters and other agricultural im-
dements are -eailily In accord with
alcock's onslaught on the sreel com
S'eel Men Not in the Convention.
The steel men are fully advised of
the situation, and it Is said they will
take no part in the convention. They
prefer, to dael with -onirress or the
ways and means committee directly.
11 seem strange to the delegates, how
ever, that the protectionist do not
mine and defend their jKisiticn at the
convention. Makers of all sorts of
goods are represented here, and each
class has its owu Idea of what ought
to be done.
MANY' MEN OF MANY MINOS.
Point That Seareh Aeme They A (free
I'pon Ylena of Deli-gate.
The leather men of the east wan
free hides, the wool men are aginsi
the Argentine treaty, which would re
duce the tariff on wool; tin knit goods
manufacturers are opposed to the re
duction of duties on foreign textiles;
the lumbermen r.re opposed to reci
procity with Canada if It puts timber
on the free list, ami the glass manu
fr.cturers. the shoe men, the drug deal
ers and the cotton growers all have
their individual views. Many men of
many minds are in the convention, and
the net result is likely to be a set of
i-olutions which will be transmitted
In his opening speech Search said ho
Assumed that the delegates were agreed
that some of the. duties embraced in
our present tariff are no longer need
ful: that many of our industries have
reached a point when the home mar
ket alone cannot absorb their entire
pioduct: that an exchange of tariff
concessions would enlarge the foreign
outlets of those industries; that the ex
change of concessions must be made
without injury to any of our indus
tries. He added that coffee and tea
were about the only great staples we
do not produce.
Charles Heber Clark, of -Philadelphia,
made a strong plea to the con
vention for protection. He took a posi
tion against any modification of the
tariif and against tariff concessions
such as he believed to be in contem
plation. He contended that past ex
perience showed lhat a reciprocity
treaty was not lx-neficial to the coun
try: that under the Dingley bill the
balance of trade had swung around in
favor of this country, while the bal
ance was against us under the Wilson
bill. Frank T.cake, representing the
Manufacturers' Hub. of Philadelphia,
favored the creation of a department
of commerce and , manufactures to
avoid extensive fluctuations in business
conditions brought alout by ill-advised
George J. Sea bury, of New York, ad
vocated the upbuilding of n strong
merchant marine and construction of
an isthmian canal as paramount in
iiriortance to reciprocity treaties. He
advocated reduction in the war rev
enue tariff, but not in the Dingley tar
In'. His speech, which he said was
-New York's contribution to the meet
ing, urged a "procrastination in general
commercial reciprocity." He said: "A
disturbance in the present tariff Is ab
vclntely unnecosary, and can le en
acted 011I3- by these operating in the
interests of foreigu manufacturers."
George A. Iougbliu. of Wheeling, W
Ya. Interested ia the manufacture of
PLEA OF BERGMAN
Anarchist Who Shot II. C. Frick
AVants to Get Out of
Philadelphia, Nov. 20. Alexander
F.erginan. the anarchist, who in 1S92
buke into the ollice of II. c. Frick.
then president of the Carnegie Steel
A LEX A NDER F I : It GM A X.
company, at PIttsinirg, with the inten
tion of shooting Frick. and who was
sentenced to a long term of imprison
ment in the estern Pennsylvania
penitentiary, has petitioned the super
ior court to lie set at liberty under the
terms of the commutation law passed
by the last session of the legislature.
The superior court made an order
against the warden of the enitentiar.v
for him to show cause why a writ of
halioas corpus and a writ of certiorari
should not lie issued as prayed by
Bergman. 1 The rule was made return
able Dec. 2. Bergman was convicted
011 six indictments, ami was sentenced
to a term of imprisonment on each.
GETS BIG ! DAMAGES
assenger Hurt in a Street Car I) ur
ing u Strike Recovers
Didutli. Minn.. Nov. 2i. F. 7. Few
ings. an employe of the Dulnth. Me
sabe and Northern road, has been giv
en a verdict of $10.:S:.: against the
Dulnth Street Car company in a suit
against the company fur S'jri.oco dam
ages. About three years ago. during
the street railway sirike here. Fewings
was a passenger on one of the com
pany's cars. A stone was thrown at
the car. crashed through a v1ndov
and struck Fewings in tin head.
He alleged in his complaint that he
was seriously and permanently 111-
jnrid: that he was .:ot aware of any
danger when. Pceo .dug a passenger on
the car. and that she company should
protect its patrons. The case has been
tried a number of times, the jury in
the third trial a year ago rendcriug a
verdict of ?4.4fv;
COL. FOX IS DEAD
Iowa Publisher and Author Passes
Away at l)cs
Des Moines, Iowa. Nov. '0. Col.
Doerus M. Fox, publisher and author
of considerable note died this morn
ing ageil 8-1. He served through the
sreei inner, arraigned tne Tinted
States Steel Corporation. He said thai
before its organization his company
had been able to bnyjts materials at a
figure that enabled it to sell to all the
markets of the world, but since the or
ganization this trade had Is-en serious
ly interfered with, and the present out
look was that his compaty's trade with
South America would be extinguished
t I'M M INS TALKS OK IJKt'irROClTT.
Iowa Ciovernor'n View a. E p resneil
Spreeh at New York.
New York. Nov. 2i. The l.".:d an
nual b:unji!et of the chamber of com
merce wis held -it Delmouico's last
evening. Covers for -J."0 were la id in
the main banquet room, which was
simply, though effectively, decorated,
chiefly with American Hags. Among
the speakers was Governor-elect Cum
mins, of Iowa, who said this of reci
procity: 'I'eciprooity. in so far as it modi
fies or abrogates duties upon noii-coui-pctitive
products imported into the
United (States, is so plainly for the
benefit of loth the American producer
r.nd the consumer that there can be no
controversy with respect to the wisdom
of giving the principles free scope in
these fields. T.ct us sold fast to these
fundamental principles. We must not
surrender a home market for n foreign
market of erpial extent. We must not
yield a sure market for an uncertain
"The consumers of this country will
not tolerate, as a permanent trade pol
icy, the so'ling of goods abroad at a
less price than they are sold at home;
nnd if they believe that tariff duties
have any Influence utcn the mainten
ance of such conditions t ho man or
party that stands for the perpetuation
of Kindt 'duties Is destined for bitter
disappointment. I lclievc the field for
reciprocity Is ample for the employ
ment of the highest genius of Ameri
T-.rgnx- Ifojreott tht Street Or.
Jacksonville. Fin., Nov. 20. The ne
gioes who have Instituted a boycott
against the' street cars, on account of
the rc-ent ordinance separating the
races on the cars, held a mass meeting
r.nd agreed to organfee a slock com
pany of 20.000 shares at ?1 a share to
operate a stage-coacta service through
out the dt3 exclusively, fr nesroes.
MOB AT THE MINE
Coal Diggers March on an Indiana
' Pit and Proceed to
MANY MEN ATTACKED AND BEATEN
Marchers Attack the Foreman's
House and Spare Nobody
Tlncennes, Iud.. Nov. 20. Four hun
dred union coal miners from Washing
ton, Caunelburg. Petersburg. Princeton
and Montgomery arrived here at an
early honr yesterday morning, and at
o'clock made an attack upon the
i.on-union miners employed at uie
Prosiect Hill mines near this city. As
a result two men are fatally liurt and
a half-dozen more are seriously injured.
The union miners formed at the I'uion
I at ion and mart lied to the mines.
.Inst as the men of the day shift were
oins: on duly they were attacked and
re-eived horrible treatment. The
union men asked for the foreman. Will
lain Scott, and when told that he was
In bed said: "All right: we will get
him." and started after him. and for a
short time pandemonium, reigned.
Atlark 011 the N-ott Family.
Ill the lr.elfe that followed Scott and
his family defended themselves as best
they could, but were powerless. Scott
was badly bateu about the head and
fi:ce. and W. P. Collins, an attorney of
Washington, a brother-in-law of Scott,
who was visiting there, sustained ill
juries that may prove fatal.- He had
a rib broken and 1111 eye badly injured.
Henry Hannery. a miner, was so badly
beaten by the men that he had to be
removed t the city, where he could be
given medical attintion. and his in
juries aTe such that he may die.
Not Ktmi a Woman Spared.
Mrs. Scut I was slapped in the f;;ce.
and when she resented the attack, it is
alleged that one of the men drew a gun
and told her he would make short work
of her if she persisted in her foolish-
iif.js. Otis Scott, the 1 .i-year-old son.
was knocked down, a-a was also little
lottie, the 10-year-old tlaughter of
l Iter Men l hat Sufl'eretl.
Others that suffered at the hands of
Ihe visitors were Kobcrt McDaniel,
Posey Knight. John Scott and Kenner
Mars. All are badly bruised about the
head and fare. It is said there that
no word was spoken to Scott until the
tight began. In the fiht the c-tove
was knocked over and a big hole was
burned in the llinir. Some of the min
ers, however, picked up the stove aud
extinguished the lire.
Mine Mnl In ionize or Clone.
The house was Iradly damaged. Al
most every window was broken, and
one of the. doors was battered down.
Only forty men are employed, and the
mino is rim on the co-operative plan
and independently. The operators
!aim that they cannot pay the union
scale and run. but say they pay the
highest price possible, and in some in
stances pay more than scale prices.
They claim to mine from fifty to sixty
tons a day. and thereby are able to
give a few men employment. There is
Treat confusion over the attack.- ami
another raid is expected. The union
miners say they will force the mine to
rnionize or close ujv. but one of the two
must be done. Further trouble is an
ronruKATinx i.kayks kkxtickv.
Will ict a Charter Klsewhere So an To Re
A hie to t all on I'nt-Ie Sain.
Madisonville. Ky.. Nov. 2d. The St.
Iirrnard Coal company has given up
its Kentucky charter and will incor
porate under the laws of Delaware.
The reasons given for this is that they
may receive federal assistance. The
camp ;f the union miners 'here has
been moved to Noit-nviih where
about 2!!ii men are in camp. President
Wood, after a conference with his at
torneys, has decided to fisrht the mo
tion to make perjM'tual the injuncticn
granted the Keiuccke company by Fed
eral Judsre Kvans.
An effort was made to work at the
shaft mine in Providence yesterday,
but when the whistle blew fur work
few men re?)Minded 10 the call. The
imported neffroes are still badly fright
ened at Sunday's proceedings, and will
not go near the mines, even with the
soldiers on guard. Many of the ne
groes are. becoming tired of the con-
nual warfare, and will move away.
Horton TJusIi. the negro miner who
was shot during the battle Sunday.
died yesterday morning. Couch, the
nion man shot through the left lung
and in the body, cannot possibly retv
cr. Killed lv l:lolinq; Ilvnainite.
Charleston. W. Ya.. Nov. 2o. Oliver
Dodge ami Frank Wilby were instant
ly killed, and Frank Iincaster. of
leviland, and Pearl and Uolert Nice-
wt rner were seriously injured by an
explosion of dynamite in a quarry.
They accidentally exploded the dyna
mite while trying to dislodge a lot of
stone that had been partly loosened.
Keport for Pythlon Knight.
Indianapolis. Nov. 2o. Charles F. S.
Neal. president of . the Kndowment
I;ank. Knights of Pythias, has sent out
the statement of the board of control
for the quarter ending Oct, 1. It
shows a total membership of r9..0.
with insurance amounting to $ 103,1 5!V
lien. Corbin and Wife at Home.
Washington. Nov. 20. General and
Mrs. Cjorhin (nee Patient have returned
from their bridal tour in New York and
Canada. General Corbin resumed his
crucial duties at the war department
Hank Thug i.rt Over $3,000.
Mondovi, Wis.. Nov. 20. Robbers
blew oiK-n the safe In the vault of the
First National bank and secured be
tween 5.000 and $u,00. - It.wathe
work of prpfesslQcals..
A COLLEGE PRINCESS
Chicago. Nov. 20. The W omen s
Medical college has a new student the
Princess Sophia Bamba Dhuleep Singh.
If fate had not been against her. Prin
cess Singh might perhaps today be
queen of India, Instead of a humble
medical student. Her grandfather
was the las ruler of that empire the
kingly Ittinjeet Singh, from whom
t'Jreat Britain wrenched the crown, and
also the famous Koh-I-Noor diamond.
The princess has taken it into her head
to become a dx-tor. Her home is in
Fngland. but It said she harbors 110
special love for the country that tool
away her hereditary possessions. It
was for this reason that she chose
America for the pursuit of medical
Princess Sophia liamba Dhuleep
Singh is a petite princess, and not big
and stately, as a princess is usually
supposed to be. Of course she is dark
and has wavy black hair, and eye that
Hash blackness from under long, silky
lashes. If she was queen of India she
might, with a wave of her slender lit
tle hand, order a head chopped off as
easily as she now turns a page in her
big anatomy I took s. But those days
are over in India, so the princess is
jioing to be a life-saver, instead of a
life-taker. She is living in a board
ing house on the west side.
- A great stir has been created in the
Women's Medical college, which is in
Lincoln street, near West Harrison,
and is part of- the Northwestern uni
versity. The young women students
were nearly thrown into hysterics by
the coming of the dainty Indian prin
cess, who made ner nrst apiiearauce at
the college in a carriage. Of course
she has a maid and beautiful silk
gowns, and diamonds: also two great
logs, who walk wiilt her for exercise.
She is about 2S years old.
Maharajah Dhuleep Singh, father of
Princess Sophia, was only 11 years old
when Great Britain took possession of
the Punjab and also of the famous
Koh-I-Noor diamond, the most highly-1
prized possession of Kunjeet Singh.
The princess was born and rear d a
Christian. Her mother was a half
caste. Miss Bamba Muller. daughter of
a German missionary at Cairo, whose
mother was a Coptic girl. Queen Vic
toria took a fancy to Bamba, and when
the marriage with the maharajah took
place became godmother to their first
born, now rrim-o Victor Dhuleep
Sinsrh. husband of I.ady Ann Coventry,
and the first of the Indian princes to
marry into the British nobility.
FISHERS ARE CAUGHT
Game Warden ets Thciu
and Makes It
iu a Net
St. Joseph. Mich.. Nov. 20. Deputy
State Game Warden Brewster Monday
sfterr.oon made a raid -on six fishing
tugs for using nets in Lake Michigan
out of season. When informed thnt six
tugs were illegally fishing in Michgan
waters Brewster hired the big- tug
Donnas, one of the speediest on the
lakes, and started in pursuit. The
tugs were sighted off Michigan City,
Ind., and at the approach of the Dor
mas the fishermen dropjiod their nets,
cut the line and scattered.
After an hour's chase the tug Frank
Edwards was overtaken. The Donnas,
under full head of steam, rammed the
Kd wards violently, smashing several
stanchions and guard rails. The small
er tug attempted to escape and was
rammed. She careened violently and
was in danger of capsizing. The Ed
ward then surrendered, as did three
others: the remaining two escaped.
NEWS IN OUTLINE.
A woman's national auxiliary of the
Spanish-American War Veterans' as
sociation has been organized at Tren
ton. N. J.
Treasury officials feel no apprehen
sion whatever on account of the ex
portation of gold.
T. I. Bush, a burglar, was shot and
killed at Seattle while attempting to
open a safe.
Fire at Charlotte. N. C. destroyed
the Holton block and caused a loss of
The told weather has greatly in
creased the number of cases of small
pox at Vienna.
Henj'y White. United States charge
d'affaires, and Mrs. White, are visit
ing Lord Salsbury at Hatfield House.
The fourth-class "Kistoftice of Erie,
Ills., will become presidential Jan. 1.
R. M Patterson, assistant Illinois
food commissioner, reports many dai
ries at Galena.1 Freeport and Rock ford
not satisfactorily clean.
Nelson Morris has sold h.s ranch of
2S.00O acres in Jasper count'. Ind.. to
E. J. Gifford, of Kankakee, it is re
ported. Peter Re Id. a wealthy mill man, has
given $30,000 for the erection of a pub
lic library to the city of Passaic, N. J.
The American Bridge company, of
Philadelphia, has secured a contract
for twenty Eteel bridges along the line
of the Fganda railroad, in East Africa,
to cost $1,000,000.
A BritisH company fias captured the
contract to lay a cable from San Fran
cisco to Honolulu.
Kuried Brnexth a Burning Mas.
Cleveland. Nov. 20. An explosion of
molten metal at the Central Blast Fur
nace buried Stephen Timko, a Slav, be
neath the burning mass. Ills body
was not recovered, and he was prol
ably killed. James Davis, a negro fel
low workman, is at the hospital fatally
burned. Ten other workmen iu the
vicinity escaped unhurt.
DFCI NFS A D
Admiral Schley Exhibits
liness AS TO SUBSCRIPTIONS
Hopes Friends Will Ap
preciate Delicacy of
Knoxville. Teiiu.. Nov. (. Follow
ing the report tnat the court of in
quiry would cost Admiral Scliley ifaO.-
0O ih. Knoxville Sentinel Nov. IS
sent him a dispatch asking if he
would consent lo a public subscrip
tion 10 pay the cost of the same. To
day the Sentinel received u personal
letlcr from Admiral Schley the pur
port of which is that he cannot ac
cept t he offer. -
He says the report as to the cost
is a mistake as tne amount is not as
great as reported.
T Delleate to IHhcvhh.
He suggests that the matter is too
lelicute to discuss and trusts his
friends will appreciate his position
and respect it.
BOERS SUFFER LOSS
Kitchener Sends Advices or British
(ains in South
Loiei'in. Nov. L'0. A dispatch from
Kitchener says Lieut. Colen-Brand-ers'
column has rounded up Baden
horst's and other commands three
miles northwest of Pretoria. The
troops killed ihree men, wounded
three and captured 54, including two
field cornets and much stock and
ammunition of war.
Some Pipe Interest Combine.
Redwing. Minn., Nov. 20. All sewer
pipe interests in this city have consol
idated under the name of the Red
wing Sewer Tine company, with a 'cap
ital stock of half a. million.
"johnny," said a provincial grocer to
the new boy. "what kind of butter did
you send over to the Hendersons V"
"Some of the rolls here," said the new
"Oh, great Caesar!" groaned the gro
cer. "Sent "em some of that good butter
just after I have got. 'era down to this
here in the barrel! Sent 'cm the best
butter in the shop just as I finish a two
years course of getting 'em down to
the barrel butter! Gave 'em a taste of
good butler after I have got 'em to
think this barrel butter was the best iu
the world! And still you say you hope
to own a grocer's shop some day! The
taste of that butter you sent 'em will
awaken all their old slumbering desires
for good butter, and I'll have to work
another two years getting 'em down a
little poorer each time before I get 'cm
where there's any profit on em again!
You might just as well put on your
coat and go. Groceries ain't your line!"
The Otdeat Tree on "Karth.
The oldest tree ou earth, at least as
far as any one knows, is the boo tree
in ihe sacred city of Aniarapoora, Bur-.
ma. It was planted, the record says,
iu the year 2i8 B. C. Its great age is
proved according to historic docu
ments, tsays Sir James Emersou. who
adds: "To it kings have dedicated their
dominions in testimony of a belief that
It is a branch of the identical fig tree
under which Buddah reclined at,Uruiu
elva when he underwent his apothet
sis." Its leaves are carried away by
pilgrims as relics: but. as it is too sa
cred to touch with a knife, these leaves
can only be gathered after they have
A Boston Rake. .
Bertha Tell me, Harry, do you think
George 13 dissipated? 1 smclled cloves
ou his breath last evening, and I am
afraid he drinks.
Harry No, Bertha; he isn't dissipat
ed. He's only just an ass: nothing
more. lie eats cloves to make people
think lie drinks liquor. He wants to
be regarded as a deuce of a fellow, you (
know. Boston Transcript.
He Didn't Die.
Laura While Jack was herd the oth
er evening he made the statement that
hi would kiss me or die in the attempt.
Belle Yes? (After a pause.) Well,
did he kiss you?
Ijiura You haven't read any account
cr Jack s death in tne papers, uare
Ancestors ot the Ostrich.
The ostrich is a descendant of a genu
ff bird which In prehistoric times at
tained an enormous size. In the allu
vial deposits of Madagascar evidence
has been found to show that ostriches
fourteen and fifteen feet in height once
lived on. the island.