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VOL. XI. 'NO. 42.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.., F1UDAY, DECEMBER 0, 1901
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Two Important Commit
teemen of National
PAYNE HEADS WAYS
While Cannon Remains
Chairman of the
Washington, Dec. C. In the house
today the speaker announced the aj-
pointment of the following' commit
Ways and Means Payne (X. Y.)
Dalell (Ia.), Hopkins (III.). Gros-
venor (Ohio). Russell (Conn.). Steele
(Ind.). Tawney (Minn.), McCall
(Mass.), Long (Kan.). Babcock
(Wis.), Metcalfe (Cal.), Ttiehardson
(Tenn.). liobertson (La.), Swanson
(Va.), McCIellan (X. Y.), Newlande
(Xev.), Cooper (Tex.).
Cannon Head Appropriations.
Appropriations Cannon (III.),
Bingham (Ia.), Hemenway (Ind.),
Harney (Wis.), Mooly (Mass). Van
Voorhis (Ohio), MeCleary (Minn.),
Littauer (X. Y.), Iirownlow (Tenn.),
Gardner (Mich.), Burkett (Xeb.),
Livingston (Ga.). Mclta (Ark.). Hell
(Col.), Pierce (Tenn.). ltenton (Mo.),
A LITTLE HEROINE
Only H Years Old, But Shows Iioth
Bravery and Cool
ness. Greenville. Ia.. Dee. C. A little blue
eyed heroine of 8 years In the person
of Clara. Seblosser Is receiving honing
from scores of thankful travelers and
the members of the Chicago, Milwau
kee and St. Paul crew of passenger
train No. 4. By her presence of mind
and bravery she averted a wreck that
trust have been disastrous but for her
act. The railway through this city
makes a sharp turn near the Schlosf-er
home and the little girl knows as well
a the trainmen when the train shouh
Arrive. A large dray horse in crossing
tlx track became fastened in the cul
Vfrt just before the train was due.
Without a thought of danger to her
self the little girl threw off her red
jacket and ran down the track till she
met the passenger train. Wildly wav
mg the red jacket as she ran fhe
warned the engineer, who msn.-igcd to
stop his engine within a few feet of
the child. When it was all over the
passengers had cheered her and criet
ever her and showered her with silver
mid some gold coins. r
ASSOCIATED CHARITIES MAY
BE FORCED TO DISEAND
A meeting of the Associated Char
itics will le held at the Masonic tem
ple at 7:30 tomorrow evening for the
purpose of effecting a reorganiza
tion, if possible. People of the city
are not backward about coming for
ward with the money and goods for
distribution but the latter work falls
too heavily upon the few who have
been carrying it on and unless oth
ers are willing to take hold and do
their part it is thought a disband
inent of the association will be nee
REV. NYALL, NEW PASTOR OF
SWEDISH CHURCH, ARRIVES
Her. G. A. Nyvall. the new pastor
of the Swedish Lutheran church suc
ceeding Kev. C. K. Slatt, arrived with
his family from Moorehead, Minn.,
this morning, lie was met at the
train by a committee from his new
congregation and escorted to the
parsonage at the corner of Twelfth
street and Fourth avenue.
ON ISTHMIAN CANAL
Washington, Dec. 6. The senate
committee on foreign relations to
day voted to reKrt favorably the
Hay-Pauneefote treaty providing for
the construction of the , Isthmian
THREE GRADES OF SUGAR
' ADVANCED FIVE POINTS
Xew York, Dec. 6. The American
Sugar Kefiningr company and the Na
tional Sugar Refining company ad
vanced refined sugars, grades 13, 14
and 15, five points.
Iowa Marshal Killed.
Marshalltown, Iowa, Dec. 6. Night
Marshal J. K. Smith, at Chelsea, was
shot and killed , by three robbers
early this morning.
The robber -were discovered by
the officer while attempting to break
into the bank, and in an exchange of
shots the latter was killed. The rob
bers escaped west on a handcar.
THE schley verdict
It Will Con
tain. to What
New lork, Dec. 6. Admiral Dewey
and his associates on the Schley
court of inquiry are putting the fin
ishing touches on their findings, says
a Washington dispatch to the New
York Herald, 'ihese findings are be
ing closely guarded, and will not lie
made public until after their submis
sion to Secretary Long, but in well-
informed naval circles it is believed
the court will find Admiral Sehlev
derelict in these particulars:
That he failed to promptly detenu
ine whether or not the Spanish
squadron was in the harbor of Cicn
That he ordered the flying squad
ron to proceed to Key West, after ar
rival to the southward of Santiago,
withHit attempting to ascertain if
the Spanish squadron was in that
lhat he disobeyed the depart
ment's instructions to proceed to
Santiago to ascertain if the Spanish
ships were there and not to permit
them to leave without a decisive ac
That he regarded the coal supply
oi ine snips under his command as
insufficient to enable him to remain
at Santiago when there was suffic
ient fuel for this purpose.
That he failed to fairly deal with
Lieutenant Commander II. C. Hodg
son in the famous damn the Texas
The gossips who believe Admiral
Schley will be found guilty on -the
above counts are convinced that the
court will thus dispose of the re
maining and pernaps the more im
portant specifi cat ions of the pre-
That he should not be censured for
the alleged slow voyage made by the
flying squadron from Cienfuegos to
a imint to the southward of Santi
That there is no foundation for
charges of cowardice directed
against him. he on the other hand
showing himself to le a bra'e and
That the bombardment of the Co-
Ion at the ranges employed by him
was justifiable, in view of the prohi
bition against the exposure of armor
clads to the tire or shore naileries.
That the blockade maintained by
the flying squadron at Cienfuegos
an I Santiago was entirelv effective.
That the loop made by the Brook
tvii wasTi maneuver the neCesslTy for
which had to be determined by the
officer at the inomcut it was order
ed: that throughout the battle the
.Brooklyn played a conspicuous part.
and that in the battle Admiral Schley
did his full duly.
Washington. Dec. ". It is an
pounced at the navy department
that the court martial in llie case of
Col. Kobert L. Mca(e of the marine
c-ors who was tried on the charge
of drunkenness, resulted in acquittal
and he bus been restored to duty at
the I'.rooklyn navy yards.
lomlnr Mfll in Alie.
Terre Haute. Ind.. Dec. 0. The 'R.
f!. .lenckes & Co. hominy mill, ele
vator ami corn crib, three shanty resi
dences and three box cars burned early
Wi-dnesd.iy. In the ccrn crib and ele
vator there were 1I5.I1M1 bushels of
corn. The loss on all the- buildings
and contents is complete. The ma
chinery In the mill building is beyond
repair. Mr. Kay Jem-kes. the owner
of the mill, sr.ys he cannot now tell If
he will rebuild. The loss is placed at
?.VUx . with insurance at half that
Van Horn on Deck A Rain.
Kenton Harbor. Mich.. Dec. . F. M
Van Horn, of this city, secretary of
the state board of examiners of bar-In-rp.
who was deposed by Governor
Bliss, nnd'who was put back Into offiej
again by the supreme court, has taken
up the duties of the office again. He
has arrested William Cone, the cele
brated poet barber, of this city, who,
he alleges, has violated the barber law
continuously since he has been out of
St. Joorph a Model Town.
St. Joseph, Mich.. Dec. G. In his
monthly reiiort to the police commis
sion. Chief of Police Morton declares
tills city to Im; free of crime since the
last crusade by the police. The rexrt
for the month shows only ten arrests.
as compared with fifty or sixty in the
previous months. He reports only one
disreputable house in the city and no
saloon oiH-n after hours.
Yon n J? ly ro in mi lac at Work.
Portland. Ind.. Dec. 0. The third at
tempt within a year was made Tues
day night to burn the orphanage at
erne. Alliert Hudson, ao inmate, put
a pile of old papers under the building
and fired It. He said he wanted to re
cover his playthings, which other boys
had hidden under tire house.
. . Abandoned Wife Prostrated. ...
Muskegon. Mich., Dec. 0. Mrs. Ter-
williger, wife of the missing Montague
banker. Is said to be prostrated with
grief at her home .in that village.
Nothing has leen heard of Terwilliger.
British Ship Xelcoa I Safe.
Port Townsend, Wash., Dec. C. The
British ship Nelson, reported as hav
ing been lost off the Columbia river,
has ben towed In her by the San Fran
cisco steamship Palla Walla.
Providence conceals itself in the de
tails of human affairs, but becomes un
veiled in the generalities of history.
Lara artine. ' - - j
N labor's cause
Federation Delegates Get Togreth
er the Number of Nearly
ATTEMPT. TO SHUT OUR MINERS,
Because Tfiey Are Behind in Per Cap
It a, I uils Color Line Gomp.
erV Anual Jteport.
Scran ton. Pa., Dec. C. Two" bun
oreii ana eighty-lite delegates, rcpre
ti ut ing more than a million and a half
of workiueu. responded to the roll call
at the opening session of the twenty
first annual convention of the Ameri
can Iedorution of Labor, which was
called to order by President Gompcrs
In St. Thomas college hall at 10:'U a.
in. yesterday. The convention is said
to be the largest congress of workmen
ever held in this country. Organiza
tion, settlement of questions Involving
contested seats, and the reading of the
annual reorts of the president, secre
tary and treasurer, took up the entire
time of the convention. During the
course of he day there was one Em
prise prung on the delegates and one
important decision was also made.
Kud of the Two Feature.
The surprise came In the form of an
objection to the unseating of the Unit
ed Mine Workers' delegates because of
an alleged urrearage in their per cap
ita tax. The objection was overruled
by an almost unanimous vote of the
delegates. The important miestion de
cided related to the contestd seat of
the delegate from the Central I.abor
I'nion of Richmond. Ya.. which body
refused to admit negro workmen to its
organization. The dispute was adjust
ed by seating the Central Labor I'ulon
representative and instructing the ex
ecutive board of the American Federa
tion of Labor to form a separate cen
tral union for colored men.
Mitchell Defend 1I1k Organization.
In springing the surprise C. L.
Shauip. of Chicago, international secretary-treasurer,
of the Brotherhood of
Stationary Firemen, maintained that
the mine workers were not entitled to
representation in the convention be
cause the per capita tax of $4,000 bad
not been paid to the Federation. Presi
dent Mitchell, cf the Mine Workers
r plied that his organization "was not
isking for special privileges. Sever
thousand of its members w ere on strike
almost continually for the past two
years, and he said he had asked the
executive board to remit the levy be
cause the miners had paid an assess
ment of $."i.oro for the aid of the urn
hinists. He said if the convention -de
cided that his organization was in ar
rears he wouUL. immediately draw
ilieck for the amount due.
POINTS 1'KOH COMl'KRS ItKI'OKT
Gain of 304,410 MpihIhth Krmirkl on
Strike of Tl 1. Year.
Oomiers' report showed a net In
crease of .111 local unions fcr the year
and a gain of ;itj 4 . 4 1 f members, tin
Oct. .".1 last there were affiliated with
tlie Federation: National and Interna
tional unions. S7;' city central labor
unions. :-'7: state Federations of I,a
por. local trade unions having no
national or international, 7.r; and fed
cral labor unions. :sk.
There were four strikes of a general
character during the year. About there
the report says: That of the river
and dock workers of San Francisco
was a distinct victory. The purpose
for which the strike of the Amalga
mated Association of Steel and Iron
Workers was Inaugurated was not
achieved, and it was terminated ujxui
conditions less advantageous than icr
haps could have been obtained. Owing
to the widespread interest this strike
aroused a large number of iron and
steel workers employed by other com
panies than the corporation against
which the strike was inaugurated havo
been organized under the jurisdiction
of the Amalgamated-Association.
Officers of the International Associa
tion of Machinists report that their
strike has very largely succeeded In
establishing the nine-hour rule in that
trade. They claim that the settlements
reached have given tio.oco machinists
a shorter work day, 15.COO others are
affected by compromises reached, and
75.000 machinists will receive an aver-
r.ge of cents a day increase in
The report recommends authorizing
a committee to meet with representa
tives of the Western Federation of
Miners looking to their affiliation. It
denounces the employment of young
children and contends for greater or
ganization among women workers.
(ioniKT9 says he has arranged an
su-tive campaign for the re-enactment
of the Chinese exclusion act. and ex
presses surprise at the '"patience of
the Pacific coast citizens In submitting
to a state if affairs so horrible and
When The Village Parson was pro
duced here, about a month ago. the
soubret. Miss Sadie Clafliu, made a
fine hit. At Ft. Dodge, two or three
days later, she became insane and
was placed in the Kime sanitarium
undergoing treatment. A Ft. Dodge
dispatch says she has again lost her
reason. She left this place a short
time ago and it was thought she had
completely recovered. The strain of
travel, however, was too much for
her and she lost her reason a sec-
'ond time. She is now in a Chicago
hospital. Miss Claflliu became insane
over spiritualism. She brooded over
what a medium told her concerning
the death of her husband from
whom she is separated. This so
preyed upon her mind that she went
stark, raving crazy and was taken
from the train at Ft. Bodge. Daven
FIGHT WITH KNIVES
Negroes Slash Kach Other While
Alone In a Dark
New York, Dee. 0. George Harris
ami Richard Anthony, negroes, who
ror some time uae norne h rrinir
against each other, met at night in
Harris' room and fought it out with
knives. The men were alone, and be
fore beginning the duel locked the
door. Soon after they got at each ith-
er the lamp was extinguished aud the
tight was continued for fifteen minutes
iu the dark. None of the occupant of
the tenement darej not break in.
The police came and the door was
broki u oieu. 1 he furniture was
wrecked and in the floor lay narris
unconscious and with a dirk sticking
ni his breast. 1 1 is race, iMuy anil
clothes were slashed with cuts. An
thony had as many cuts, but none so
serious as the one which laid Harris
low. Harris Is believed to lie fatally
wounded. Anthony was locked tip.
GAGE ON BANKS
Head of Treasury Wants u System
That is Safer Than the
Washington, Iec G. Secretary
Gage, hi his annual report, declares
that "our banking-system is devised
for' fair weather aud not for storms."
The secretary recites some of the
causes that prodnce,unancKii. ana in
dustrial depression.'' such" as the bad
management of a large financial insti
tution, the .insolvency of commercial
houses, failure of harvests, the imuii-
r.ence or war. and says:
"These evil circumstances are not
peculiar to any one country; they are
omnion to all countries, lhe striking
contrast Is to. be foiled, in the way m
which they are met and overcome, and
the comparison is wluiily unfavorable
to us. Explanation is to be found in
our defective hanking system. AO
sooner do the symptoms of financial
and business trouble appear than the
banks, under the ruling principle of
self-preservation, suspend to the far
thest limit possible their oin-rations of
loaii'.ng and discounting. Hiey cease
to give- credit upon their books in ex
change for debt obligations from their
"The daily creations of the necessary
-medium of exchange, bank credits,
cease, or become entirely inadequate
to commercial requirements. The daily
natural liquidation of credits continues,
icsulting in contraction. Kusiness
men. carrying goods and securities by
the aid of bank credits, are obliged to
sell with little regard to cost.
"Contemplated enterprises are aban
doned; orders for future delivery of
goods are rescinded, and as these sue
i-essive steps mark the downward
movement the banker becomes the
more 'reluctant to perform his impor
tant function of loaning his credit for
commercial and industrial uses.
"We thus perceive that the bracing
support which had promoted aud sus
tained business progress without
which, indeed, such progress would
have boon impossible is withdrawn
at the very moment when supjiort is
the most needful. What should be.
under such circumstances, an orderly.
conservative movement to more secure
conditions becomes a disorderly flight,
an unreasoning panic, jn which at last
the entire business public is helplessly
In vol veil." f
He believes that the establishment
of a large central lufnk with multi
plied branches would be the safest de
fense against panic. The secretary ad
mits that such a system "may fairly
be looked upon as at present impossi
ble of realization.' He suggests in
stead of tills, a fedetatfcnj of the banks.
I)V which thev coulil ln- iinitml In .-i
great central institnt ioii while still pre
serving their independence-of action hi
their local relationship
OIL TRUST VICTORY
Standard Scores Point in Litigation
Against the State of
Lincoln. Neb.. Dec. . The supreme
court Wednesday accepted the rciort
of the referees in the suit of the state
ainst the Standard Oil company.
The court thereby dismissed the suit.
declaring there is insufficient evidence
igainst the company to debar it from
the state on the grounds that it is a
The court also handed down an opin
ion 1n the Omaha fire and police com
mission case, vesting the power of ap-
Iointiuent of fire and iolice commis
sioners in the government of Nebras
ka, Instead of the mayor and city coun
cil of Omaha. Ky this opinion the
ourt reverses its own decision of two
years ago. Chief Justice Norvai ab
sented. Ml Stonr Ail Rit;lit Dee. 3.
Constantiople. Dec. 0. -Spencer Ed-
ly, first secretary of the United States
legation at Constantinople, has re
ceived a message via Satomika that
the American missionary. Miss Stone,
and her companion, Mme. Tsilka, were
well Dec. 2. .
Torprdo Roxtiu a Colliftion.
London, Dec. 0. The torpedo boat
ilestroyer Wizard, while steaming out
fioin Portsmouth, collided with a pas
senger steamer. Her Innvs were stOTe
hi. ivt she managed to regain the har
bor. The Wir.ard was badly damaged.
Shoplifters Are Too Xnmerou.
Marlon, Ind., Dec. Merchants
ere preparing to form an organization.
the principal purpose of which is to
protect themselves against-tboplifters.
rrho are too numerous.
TIN CAN COMBINE
How It Proposes to Economize in
the Management of Its
NEARLY HALF THE PLANTS CLOSED
Wet more Tobacco Company Pays a
' Million lor Going I'p Against
Now YoVfc. Doc. 0. According to a
good authority, the directors of the
American Can company will make pub
lic some time between Jan. 1 and Jan.
"O a' statement showing the result of
operations for the first nine months of
the comp.-uiy's career. As yet there
has been no directors meeting, though
the executive committee has been in
session Irequnetlv. J iie number or
factories closed and dismantled has
b en increased from thirty-five, as last
stated in these dispatches, to forty-six.
This means a reduction In the number
from ll. to sixty-nine. It Is said this
Iolicy of concentration will be pursued
until the number of plants is not mere
Has Ordprn for Next Yrar.
It is the intention to transfer all the
machinery now oix-rated in leased
buildings to plants owned in fee. In
one instance live factories are con
solidated into one, doing away with
four leases and four superintendents.
The price of cans has been reduced, the
policy being to discourage competition
and at the same time to make good
profits possible through reducing the
tots of production. The shortage in
the fruit crop hurt the can business
greatly, but the company lias orders
for a large number of cans for delivery
next year. This consolidation is at
tended by more sweeping changes in
business methods than have marked a
like merger in any other industrial
I'aid $1,000,000 fur Kxperiencr.
It is learned that the brief operations
of the Wet more Tobacco company, of
St. Louis, resulted in a loss of $l.(l(K),
UOO. . The price to be paid for the prop
erty of the concern by the Continental
Tobacco company is only about J?4i0.
POO, and merely covers the fair value of
the stock on hand and the machinery.
In tobacco circles Wet more was known
as "the last of the lire caters," and the
dissolution of his company makes com
plete the victory of James 15. Duke
over the leading plug tobacco interests
of the country after a six years' strug
gle. Trnst Wan Too Mncli for Hi in.
This commercial war with the Amer
ican Tobacco company on t!io one side
and the I irummond Tobacco-company,
P. Lorlllard & Co.. T.rpgott & Myers
and P. J. Lork & Co. joining their
forces on the other, was one of the
greatest if not the greatest in his
tory. Mr. Wet more, of the I.-eggeti S:
Myers company, tried to oonib;;t the
trust, but without success, after his
firm had yielded.
BALM FOR HEART
Young Woman Awarded- $.",000
From a Fickle I .on I of
Mattooii. Ills.. Dec. In the Edgar
Ciunty circuit conn at Paris Miss Iiosa
Ella Graham, daughter of a wealthy
citizen here. h:!s been awarded ..".(':i)
damages .against Harnett T. Morrnw
for broach of promise. Morrow be
longs to a wealthy family and for two
years was openly devoted to Miss Gra
ham. Miss Graham alleged t.'iat the
wedding ilay. was set. but three davs
before Morrow left fcr Oklahoma with
out bidding her farewell.
Several mouths later he returned and
rclused to keep the engagement.. Miss
Graham declared she still loved Mor
row ami cared nothing for the money
If he would make her his wife. The
jnry almost instantly found judgment
for the amount sued fcr.
lirr S-orrh"S the Starrli 1 rut.
Des Moines, la.. Dec. 0. About ( p.
m. yesterday lire was discovered m
the National Starch Manufacturing
company s plant 111 the southeastern
part of this city, which is one of the
largest plants of the kind in the world.
It lMMongs to the starch manufacturing
trust. The plant was entirely de
stroyed with the exception of the grain
elevator and engine house. The loss
Is estimated at about ?11.K),tKX; insur
Diplomat In a Hospital.
Chicago. Dec. !. Irving K. Dudley,
United States minister to Pern, was
operated on at the Mercy hospital on
Saturday by Dr. J. K. Murphy.. Dr.
Murphy said Wednesday night that his
pttticnt was out of danger and soon
would recover. Not wishing to alarm
the friends and relatives the matter
was not made known until yesterday.
For a month Minister Dudley and Mrs.
Dudley have leen visiting his brother,
U. N. Dudley, of 1401 Sherman avenue,
Dawes Visits liloomington.
Kloomiugton. Ills., Dec. 0. Wednes
day C. G. Dawes, ex-comptroller of the
currency and candidate for the United.
States senate, paid his first visit to
P.loomington in the interest of his can
didacy. He was met by State Senator
Stubblefleld and introduced to the lead
ing business men and bankers of the
city. A reception was tendered hint at
the Illinois club rooms and prominent
Uepublicans from all parts of the coun
ty called to pay their respects.
Agulnaldo Not Plotting.
Washington, Dec. . War depart
ment officials say that reports to the
effect that Aguinaldo is to be court
martialed and transported because of
treasonable correspondence he has been
conducting are without foundation.
STRUCK IT RICH
Man Who Went to Klondike Returns
Home With $00,
OOO. Marion. Iud.. Dec. 0. William Koyd,
who was mourned as dead, returned
from the Klondike Tuesday with $i)T),-
ihxi ti;at lie has accumulated ly pros
pecting in the Alaska gold held, lioyd
formerly lived at Great Falls, Mont
was a prospector and miner In Hie
western states and made a number of
small tiuds. Seven years ago he came
to Indiana. Koyd. four years ago, pro
cured an outfit and went to Dawson,
He returnecjl to his wife and daugh
ter after a year's absence, and report
ed that he had not located a payin
claim, lie went back to the frozen
north three years ago with all the
money he had. As nothing was heard
from him it was thought that he had
perished. His wife was compelled to
work as a servant in a hotel to sup
port herself and daughter during his
Prosecution in Progress Now
in the State of Michi
gan. St. Joseph, Mich., Dec. G. Many re
cent brides and anxious grooms were
in the circuit court Wednesday await
ing the fate of the League of Educa
tors, formerly the League of Eligibles,
a matrimonial insurance order which
lias a big business throughout Michi
gan, and against which Attorney Gen
eral Oren has started a crusade of ex
termination, charging violation of state
The i ase started Tuesday and the
court room was packed. Assistant At
torney General Chase represented the
state. President A. Franklin Davis, of
Chicago, who is the main factotum of
the league, is the chief attraction of
the court room. It is claimed bj- the
state that the order cannot redeem its
pledges for any length of time. The
plan has been to issue in Michigan and
Indiana policies to bachelors and spin
sters, and upon their becoming mar
ried to give n premium.
NEWS IN OUTLINE.
A coal famine is causing genuine
hardship at Akron. O. The Akron Ga
company has been compelled to close
The Lenoir City lwuik at Lenoir
City. Tenn.. lias closed its doors. De
positors will lose nothing, it is stated.
Yesterday was the 12."th anniversary
of the organization of the Phi Beta
Kappa fraternity in -.merica.
S. Ii. Borcn and Michalaf Nabonely,
working at the La Kelle Iron works.
Steubenville, O., were fatally injured
by a fall.
New York so far has raised $-!3,4!)S
for the McKinley memorial fund.
The Dresden (Germany! Savings and
Loan bank has made an assignment.
Its deposits aggregate 7.XXt.(it!0 marks.
Joseph Martin, forty years a fresh
water sailor, died in the hold of a scow
in the Chicago harbor.
John D. Uockefellor has promised
Kryn Mnwr college ?-r;d.(HH if .2.")0.(XO
is raised from other sources before
commencement next June.
Joseph t rcelnian. s years old, was
stabbed to death by Eddie Anilines
11 years old. in a schoolboys' quarrel
at Newport. Ky.
The city council of Fort Dodge. Ia.
lias ordered that all dogs must wear
muzlzes for thirty, days or be shot
J. I. Morgan is said to W the prime
mover in a plan to combine the inde
pendent mines in West Virginia.
Ella l'eed, II years old, in a ging
ham apron was married at Camden,
N. to George 11. May, aged 17.
I'o win a bet of W. S. Morrill, a
Harvard sophomore, ate'at one meal
throe beefsteaks, two dishes of peas,
aud two mutton chops aud drank a
quart of apollinaris and two cups of
It is reported at Sioux City, Ia., that
the county supervisors are "losing"
tiieir insane charge in other communi
ties. tame J. II ill Oonie a Story.
New York, Dec. !. The Commercial
Advertiser prints the following state
ment made by James J. Hill, presi
dent of the Great Northern railroad: "I
have no intention of resigning the pres
idency of the railroad company. Fur
thermore I am not going to give up
my home or residence In St. Paul."
DnfTy tiet the llest ofScilotr.
Oshkosh. Wis.. Dec. C. In the 1kx
ing contest in this city last night be
tween Duffy and Seiloff the former
was given the decision on Hins. Up
to the seventh round the fight was iu
Mart at the St. Louis Faie.
.St. Louis, Dec. t. The first carload
of building material for the construc
tion of the Louisiana Purchase exposi
tion was brought to the World's fair
site yesterday. It consisted of lumber
for the fence.
il to llryn Mawr College.
Philadelphia, Dec. G. Bryn Mawr
college for the higher education . of
young women has been offered a gift
by John I). Bockefeller, who agrees to
contribute .r'O.OOO for certain speci
fied improvements.' provided that on or
before commencement day In June next
year the further sum of $250,000 shall
be raised to complete the projected
Alleged Uribera Discharged.
Kenosha. Wis.. Dec. O. Alderman
Peter Pirsch and Albert Smith, ac
cused of receiving bribes from Gusta-
vus L. Clausen, of Chicago, for voting
for the passage of the ordinance grant
ing Hayes aud Clausen a street rail
way franchise, were discharged by
Commissioner Baker Wednesday,
Mother and Daughter
Perish in Their Home
OTHERS JUST ESCAPE
Father and Six Children
Forced to Leap From
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. C. In a fire
this morning which destroyed the
home of Samuel Klee at Carnegie.
Mrs. Sarah Klee lost her life in an
endeavor to save her youngest
daughter, Mary, who was also burn
ed to death.
Others Leap for Life.
Klee, who was severely burned,
dropped the other six children from
the second story window. All were
injured. The fire spread so rapidly
after the discovery that the only
possible way of saving the lives of
the family was the one adopted by
Klee. The residence was totally de
of Live Stock,
tion is Select
Chicago, Dec. 6. The last session
National Live Stock association was
National live Stock association was
held today. The old officers were
elected sis follows:
President John W. Springer.
Vice I'resident F. J. Hagerbarth.
Second Vice President John W.
Secretary C. F. Garvin.
Treasurer George W. Goulding.
W. MTAELAND RETURNS
AND IS AGAIN ARRESTED
William McFarland. who about a
to kill his wife
and who left with
a line or $100 nang
case he returned.
ing over nun in
struck town last night and proceed
ed to the rooms of his former wife.
who lately secured a divorce, and
made his way into her apartments in
the Sturgeon flats on Twentieth
street by climbing through a win
dow. Just what his intentions were
does not appear, but he succeeded in
accomplishing no harm beyond
frightening the inmates of the house,
and an officer was summoned and
took him into custody. This morn
ing he was' placed under $200 bonds
to keep the peace for i0 days and
was committed to jail.
Frank Greenwood, a Viola young
man who has been taking in the
town, reported to the police this
morning that he had been relieved
of a pocketbook containing $25 and
a certificate of deposit. He was not
able to give any idea as to where the
The police were asked today to
look for a half-witted young man
named Scheuermann, who left his
home in South Hock Island yester
day and failed to return.
II. M. Sen river today, on behalf of
Mrs. Maud Newberry, of Moline,
filed a bill of divorce alleging deser
tion on the part of her husband,
Two livorce bills were filed yester
day by Attorney Wk C. Allen in he
half of Moline women. Anna Ander
son accuses her husband, Louis, of
cruelty and asks the custody of her
children and alimony. Mrs. Alvina
Handle also brings the charge of
cruelty against her spouse, Mornz
Handle, and a.sks the care of her
- I'nele Tom'n Caciii.
Well, it seems as far as Uncle
Tom's Cabin business .is concernea.
that everything. lies in the name of
Stetson. Since the present tour or
Stetson's Uncle Tom's Cabin com
pany opened they have met with
succession of packed houses, an illus
tration of the fact that the public
have not forgotten the name of Stet
son, a name that gladdens the heart
of the amusement lover, for one can
always count on witnessing a first
class entertainment under that trade
mark. The great Stetson Uncle
Tom's Cabin company will appear in
its entirety at Harper's theatre this
afternoon and this evening.
Adopts Gold Standard.
Lima, Peru, Dec. 6. The chamber
of deputies yesterday sanctioned the
gold standard law which had already
passed the senate.