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VOX.. 11. JSTO. 54.
ROCK ISLAND, IXX.., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1901.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Chaffee Says Race That
Was Thought Loyal
NOT TRUSTY IN INLAND
Whole Population En
gaged in Attempt to
Deceive U. S.
Washington, Dec. 20. "History af
fords no parallel of a whole people
thus practically turning war traitors,
and In the genius of no other people
was ever found such masterful powers
of secrecy and dissimulation; but it is
needless to say that no iiowerful state
was ever erected or ever can be erect-
rd on swell iuimoral and unenlightened
foundations." This statement is made
bv General Chaffee, military governor :
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the islands, the records f which have
been received at the war department.
The case which brought forth this com
ment from General Chaffee- was one
wherein seven natives were tried
Jointly on a charge of murder.
Seemed To lie In.-i ..-
The accused were soldiers in the in
pnrgent army, aud after defeat by the
United States army in the held a bun
doned even the show of open opposi-
" tion such as the half-uniformed guer
rilla bands make, and took up their
residt'nee at Tay Tay. in Luzon, a place
protected by a tinted States garrison
Then, following the proclaimed policy
of tlie Insurgent chiefs, they proe"eded
to organize secretly a bolo linnd. A hen
authorization had lieen given to estab
lish civil government the seven came
forward under the leadership of a rest
dent padre and were elected municipal
officers of Tay Tay. Then ensued a
remarkable attempt to -serve two mas
Dual Form of Government K very where,
In all lawful matters they served
with due appearance of loyalty the
United States government, while at
the same time they labored secretly
and diligently in the Interests of the
insurrection. This dual form of gov
ernment. says General Chaffee, exist
ed everywhere, in strongly garrisoned
cities like Manila, as well as tlie small
est barrio. The municipal officers of
Tay Tay next entered upon a series
of murders and continued their deadly
work until the growing nuinlier of
mysterious disapiiearances led to the
discovery of the perpetrators by the
United States authorities. Six of the
hand were sentenced to hang, but
Chaffee commuted their sentences to
yi'SIBER SEVEN A NOTABLE CASE
Ha IV u the Priest of the Pueblo and the
Head of the Corn-piracy.
The seventh native, Leonordo de l'o
soy, a regularly ordained priest, asked
for and was granted a separate trnal.
Wheu Tay Tay was given a permanent
garrison of United States troops De
Posoy was found there in the regular
pursuit of his calling as curate of the
pueblo. Through his advantages of
education, his spiritual relations with
tlie people, and his active interest in
their secular affairs he was easily the
most influential man In the commun
ity. He cultivated tne good will of the
United States officers and promised to
aid them In keeping peace.
But when the elections to United
States civil government offices were
held he put forward and caused to be
elected as presidente one Caledonio
Javier, whom Gen. Chaffee deserilws
as an illiterate and bigoted man."
whom De l'osoy well knew was an of
ficer of Insurgents, and whom he com
mended to the people as the best man
for the office because he was "bold."
At his trial De l'osoy. who was held
to be the chief agent in the Tay Tay
murders, took advantage of the loop
Jiole which appeared to le afforded by
liis position as priest by contending
that while the participators in the
wholesale murders In Tay Tay would
confess the same at confessional he
.whs compelled by his sacred office to
General Chaffee pronounced this de
fense of no value, saying that "the con
fessional does not lay upon any man,
priest or layman, the obligation of up-pressing-
knowledge of crimes being
committed Iry third . parties, the con
summation of which could have been
prevented without violating the se
crecy of the confessionaL" In this
particular case. It Is stated, the knowl
edge of the crimes was brought di
TO SWINDLE LO
is No Crime Under -the Law of
the United States, Says
Fargo, X. D., Dee. 20. It Is not a
crime against the United States to pass
a Confederate bill on n unsuspecting
Indian, according to the decision of
Judge Amidon. of the United States
court, in the Barrett ease. Barrett
was arrested for giving an Indian n
$30 Confederate "bill in a horse trade.
It was alleged that he had volated sec
tion o-l.'io of the revised statutes,
which makes It a crime to carry paper
bills bearing a similitude to regular
Judge Amidon holds that the general
likeness which one bill holds to the
regular currency is Insufficient to con
vict unless It has lieen attempted to
make It an imitation or forgery of real
money, and indicates that the Indian's
only recourse is through the state
courts, as the offense was merely a
cheat, and not against the United
rectiy to rne priest s nonce, ana vn
not gained through the confessional.
General Chaffee confirmed the sen
tence of death Imiosed by the court
ir.artial which tried de Posoy, but com
muted the sentence to twenty years
imprisonment at hard lalxjr.
"LIED AND KNEW THEY LIED."
DeAniionil Slakes Regarding
Some People in Missouri.
Washington, Dec. 20. DeArmond of
Missouri was the only mail to ruffle the
calm liosoni of the house yesterday
wiht vigorous declamation. lie said,
under unanimous consent to make a
privileged statement, that rumors were
circulated in his district that he had
e."iised action on free delivery routes
to be held up during his absence in the
Philippines. Those reports, he said.
were circulated by those who lied and
knew they lied. He read letters ad
dressed by him to the first assistant
postmaster general last April, none of
which, he said, elicited a reply.
In conclusion DeArmond declared
that the department had not treated
bin; "frankly, fairly or in a manly i
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questions regarding the division of
ej.TTiers between the parties. He
chaigevi that the conduct of the depart
m ,lt"T,1 ul 7W1U
publican bosses in Missouri, one cf
wU' in hoped to get into the United
Coiigreas IIa Taken Holiday.
'Washington. Dec. 10. Tlie senate
yesterday referred the Philippine tar
iff bill (passed by the house) to the
Philippines committee. Dills were In
troduced To revive the grade of vice
admiral and promote Sampson." Schley
aud Captain Clnrk'to that rank; to
grant Mrs. McKinley a pension of. $3.-
uu a j'ear. An executive session was
held. Adjourned to Jan. '2, Ur2.
In the house a special order was
made for the consideration of the Nica
ragira canal bill IIeibura's) beginning
Tuesday, Jan. 7, and to continue until
the bill ls disposed of, the order not
Interfere with revenue or nppropria
ton bills. The session of the house
was brief, and no other business of iin
pcrtnnco was transacted. Adjourned
to Jan. 2, VJtr2.
Navy's Ileply to Kayner's Bill.
Washington. Dec. 'JO. The navy de
partment's answer to the bill of ex
ceptions filed Wednesday by counsel
for Admiral Schley will be ready for
delivery today. The department has
notified Schley s counsel that when
Sampson's protest Is received said
counsel will be advised of the depart
ment's conclusions at to giving Schley
on opportunity to reply to the protest.
Bill to Control Trust.
Washington. Dec. 20. Jenkins of
Wisconsin, who proposed a constitu
tional amendment to control trusts in
the last house, yesterday Introduced a
measure of similar character, provid
ing for a constitutional amendment
giving congress tlie iiower to regulate
commerco in the United states.
VENEZUELA AND GERMANY
President Castro Not Inclined to "Crook
the Snpple Hinges of the Knee." T-
Willemstad, Island of Curacoa, Dec.
20. La Itepublica, the Venezuelan offi
cial organ at Caracas, publishes an
editorial ending as follows: "If the
German government Is Informed that
the presence of a few warships will
suffice to effect an arrangement of her
outstanding claims it has been de
ceived. Venezuela is conscious that
she is an independent nation, the equal
of the ofher powers, and she is deter
mine.! to defend that lndejieudeuee and
"She Is desirous of peace; but. If
necessary, she can cause hurt to her
enemies and exercise terrible reprisals.
General Castro is determined on this,
lie will In no case suffer Venezuela to
le humiliated or allow her rights to be
despised." Other Venezuelan papers
comment on the situation in a similar
Will Work In the Philippines.
Boston. Iec. 20. Rev. Dr. Charles
Brent, of St. Stephens church, this
city, was yestprday consecrated the
first -bishop of the Protestant Epis
copal church in the Philippines Isl
ands. The ceremony took place in
Emmanuel church, and was attended
bv eleven bishops. -140 of the clergy.
and a large numlter of the laity. The
consecrator was Bishop Doane. of Al
bany, and the co-consecrators Bishops
Lawrence, of Massachusetts, and Sat
terlee, of Washington.
German Question for Australia.
Terth. Western Australia. Dec. 20.
The commander of the .North German
IJovd steamer N'eckar. Captain Ilar-
rassowitz, has leen fined $25 for
breaking the seals of the ship's stores.
In contrttTentlon of the new Australian
tariff.. As he refused to pay the fine
the commander was pjt .?P prison.
KING AND SIR TOM
Edward VII Has a Long Talk
with Lipton About the
HIS MAJESTY IS MUCH I1ITEEESTED
Both In the Yacht It ace and Some
Kemarks of President
London, 'Dec. 20. Sir Thomas Lip
ton. In a long interview which he had
with King Edward Wednesday, at
whlcli the America's cup races were
minutely discussed, unfolded his plans
for the future. His majesty exhibited
the keenest Interest, and at times of
fered suggestions. He expressed the
opinion that It would be very hard to
get a boat to lieat the Americans, to
which Sir Thomas replied that he was
at least confident lie could secure a
yacht a good deal better than the
Shamrock II. When Sir Thomas had
nmsneu explaining nis reasons ror misled by fire last night. The lives of 25'
iieiiei tne Ring apienieu xo ne sans- j,alit.nts were jeopardized and as a re-' wnuienis, as uased upon their neeessi- CHICAGO GIRL
' ""-i suit it is feared there may yet be fatali- ! V ' V " l
Tel U the King: .Vbout Itoowvelt ties ou iii to thp shock n.I 7f.r.. 1. : Al,K'ru a republics, W hu ll up to this Uer Husband I
Sir Tliomas Upton also conveyed to l" "-' 1 time have largely exported their raw
TCli.tr Viln-nnl rw.i nitnl.it inn ,f Proa.
Ideut Itoosevelfs friendly comments on
the king and on England, which
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tween Sir Thomas and Itoosevelt while
the former was In the United States.
The king was evidently much pleased.
In turn he told Sir 1 nomas how great
ly he admired President Jloosevelt'?
personality, which, unfortunately, he
only knew by hearsay. The king takes
great interest in the preparations for
building another challenger for the
cup. which are believed to be already
Jainrton'a Allegf-d Short romlngn,
that King Edward has taken particu
lar interest in W. G. Jameson's alleged
shortcomings during the cup races. It
Is noticeable In tins connection that
majesty has not seen Jameson since
the latter's return to England, and It
Is said by those who are in a position
to know that he Is not likely to do so
In the future. It was reiorted that
Jameson's advice was the cause of
some alleged bad mistakes In the sail
ing of the Shamrock II this year. This
has never been confirmed by Sir Tliom
as. but It Is stated that there will be
only one man In charge of L'.pton's
yacht in the next race, and that man
llo.ils That Vt ill Never Keturn.
Xew York. Dec. 20. It is believed
that the schooners Maud, Captain Itoij.
inson, and Ella Brown. Captain I'ea
bedy, which sailed from this port for
Beverly. Mass.. and Camden, Me., re
spectively, on Nov. 5, will never to
Ciintniii svr"iinnro. in mi interview- t. i ..-.i. : i derived from iraihc anioiin themselves.
said he wouid shortly hold a consulta-1 ;' ' "r " ' Wk i wlU s""lAt- the devel4)nuM;t of their sultan of Turkey has bestowed a dec-
tiou with Sir Tliomas Lipton. and he ana 1 ,g so.ut''ncwl ,J'k . natural products an.l of their native in- oration on tlie bride in honor of the
had great hopes that a Shamrock 111 to 2- jears penal servitude and Mrs. ,iustries to the point of compensating occasion. Prince and Princess Ghita,
would result therefrom. It is learned Jackson to seven. for any pecuniary sacrifice which such alter Christmas, will go to Kou mania.
FIRST PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF LOUISIANA PURCHASE
St. Louis, Mo., Dee. 20. Tlie first pub
lie celebration in connection with the
world's fair to be opened in St. Louis in
l!K)3 to commemorate the ono nundreth
anniversary of tho Louisiana purchase
was held today when the ground was
broken on the site in Forest Park.
The day was selected for the impor
tant event because it is tho anniversary
of the formal transfer of the Louisiana
territory to the United States. Tlie day
was a holiday in St. Louis and through
out MLs-souri as well as most of the pur
chase states whose governors issued
proclamations asking for a general ob
servance of it as "Louisiana Purchase
Great preparations for the event were
made bv the oflicials of the world's
fair. Owing to the unusual severity of j
the weather it was decided to abandon The principal buildings for the ex
sonio of the most striking features and ' position are to be arranged in the
President D. B. Francis, of the Louis-
ana Purchase exposition company, call-j
ed the coliseum meeting to order, Rev. i
Dr. Saiuuel J. Nichilas pronounced the
Hon. James A. Tawney, of Minnesota,!
chairman of the house committee on ex-i
positions, was introduced, and made the j
first address. BTe was followed by
World's Fair Commissioner John Allen, 1
nf MwuU.iri.i who delivered an elo
The Exposition will be held in cele
bration of the centennial of. what is
known in history as the Louisiana
Purchase. By this transaction the
United States government, in 1803,
secured from France all the land ly
ing between the Mississippi river and
the Itockv Mountains, nn area of
more than a million square miles and
exceeding the territory of the United
States at that time. Fourteen states
and territories have been created out
of the Louisiana Territory-, having a
total present population of about
15.000.000. and an estimated weaitn 01
$30,000,000,000. The citizens and cor
porations of St. Louis raised by pri
vate subscription $3,000,000, the state
of Missouri appropriated $1,000,000
and the United States has given its
endorsement and help to the extent
of $3,000,000. besides appropriating
$230,000 for the government buildings.
Appropriations have lieen made by
several states ranging from $15,000
to $230,0000. . . . .
PASSED AS A NEGRO
But Was a White Man Who Was an
Kxpert in the Use of
Orange City,. "Ia Dec. 20. Fred
Krishiek, who had been living here for
some time and had passed for a ne
gro, was found dead in a strawstack
about live miles east of town yester
day. He was frozen to death.
The discovery H now made that the
man -was not a negro, but had simply
kept' blackened up with burnt cork.
He was nlxut 40 years old. His rea
son for concealing his identity Is not
HOSPITAL IS LOST
Institution at St. Joseph, Mo., De
stroyed and I jives Im
periled. Maryville. Mo. Dec. 20. St. Joseoh's
hospital was almost completely destroy -
r A" overneaii-u. juruuee WiLS llie on
Kn- OSl ls
nnvn m a n m
tSUIH h II II N U 11 1 1 II I Y
Theodora anil Lanru Jackson
tenced to Prison In
London, Dec. 20. The jury returned a
verdict of guilty against both Theodore '
and Laura Jackson. (Ann Odelis diss del
NOTED IOWA JURIST DEAD
Judge w. f. Conrad Pusses Away at Ills
Home in Dm Molr.ei.
Des Moines, la., Dee. -0. Judge W. F.
Conrad, of the Ninth judicial district'
died this mornng as tbo result of a para-
lytic stroke. He was distinguished as
liaving fewer reversals by tho supreme
court than any other Iowa judge. He
served as captain of tho 23th Iowa in
fantry during the civil war.
PitMmrg, l'.v., Dec. 20. Tlie Cham
berland express ou tk 5? B. & O. road ran
into tlie eabooso of a freight train at
isi-olt llnven this niornng seriously in
juring three trainmen. None of the
passengers were hurt.
SITE OF ST. LOUIS'
On the 20th of August last the pres
ident of the United States issued a
proclamation addressed to all the na
tions of the world inviting them to
participate in the. World's Fair at St.
Louis. This invitation was delivered
through diplomatic channels to the
heads of the various governments
and favorable replies have been re
ceived from a large number of them,
indicating a. -world-wide interest in
The site is in the western part of
the city, the authorities having set
aside, more than 600 acres of Forest
Park, and an adjacent area having
been secured makes a total of nearly
1,2K) acres. Included in the fait
grounds are ' the buildings and
grounds of Washington University,
valued at $3,000,000.
form of a fan, in the northeastern
part of Forest Park section. The
principal vista will be that from the
ruain entrance looking southwest
some three-quarters of a mile. to the
art palace, which will crown an eni-
jnence 30 feet above the general level
0f the main buildings. This avenue
will be 000 feet wide and there will be
a transverse avenue 300 feet in width.
Fronting upon thes beautiful aven
ties will be the Manufacturers and
Liberal Arts BuH.nig, the Educa
tional and Social lionomy building,
the Mines, Machine. Electricity and
Transportation buifidngs. The struc
tures will vary in size from seven to
fifteen acres in area. A broad; la
goon will encircle two of the most
central buildings.. The Palaca of
Art upon the hill at .the southwest
will be permanent, and with its by
buildings will cost about ' $1,000,000.
The general style of the buildings is
to lie that of the Benaiisance, with a
liberal use of colonade effects upon
all exteriors. The slope from the
Palace of Art to the lagoons will af
ford nn opportunity for cascade ef
fects of a most beautiful character.
The government building and pavil
ion devoted to special purposes will
occupy a position upon the elevation
southeast but conveniently situated
with reference to the main group of
exposition buildings. Stmthward from
the main group and beyond the
Palace of Art is a considerable space
which will be devoted to state and
foreign buildings. Among these will
TOPIC OF MOMENT
Reached in the Deliberations of
ence tin Mexico.
EEPOET DEVOTED TO COMMEECE
With Much Space Given to Reciproc
ity, Which Is Called a Funda
City of Mexico, Dec. 20. The com-
mittee on commerce and reciprocity of
the liii-Amori.-ni. n..r r0,.d
snbsiniith.iiv o it -.mrt whw-i,
been prepared by Pablo Macedo, of the
-Mexiacn ueieganou. j ne report cov-
ers wiue ground. in the beginning
some dinerenee of opinion was shown
Witli reirard to flip snliliH-t nf ri'finr.i-
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the members. Oil this subject the
1 tomi-Ittee lays special stress on the
-""- sjsiem 01 xue umereni gov-
materials and imported manufactured
articles, are now, through the grow-
imr levrfonm..iit nf thoir .mtio in-
dustries. tendinsr more to ntilizinsr their
own natural products and diminishinsr
proiKirtiouately the importation of for-
Gain Would Comnenute for
Snecial attention is sriven to conuner-
cial reciprocity among the republics of
the American continent, and the onin-
ion is expressed that a careful and
tranquil investigation by the different
governments will demonstrate that
they can make' mutual concessions
which, with the reciprocal advantages
i tiei m en ii iuu iraiuc uniong lueuiseivcs.
concessions in the beginning may seem
Itorlproc-.ty a Fundamental Principle.
In support of this view are cited the
freedom -of exchange and tlie benefits
which have been enjoyed through the
reciprocity agreements which prevail
among tlie five republics of Central
America. The committee gives iis ad-
i i-sion to the niakiii
of treaties of
commercial reciprocity as the funda
mental principle t.f Pan-Americanism.
and as in harmony with the spirit of
the age, with the suggestion that these
should be- liased on a careful study of
the interests of the different republics.
Technical Custom Congress.
Tlie committee, among its resolu
tions, recommends that within a year
a technical customs congress be held
in New York, composed of delegates
named by the different governments
who are skilled in the technical knowl
nlge and practice of tariff administra
tion, to consider various subjects.
be that of Missouri, which is to lie
permanent, costing about $300,000.
The largest building of the exposi
tion will be devoted to agriculture
and its allied industries. It will stand
west of the main group and cover an
area of more than 32 acres. The new
buildings of Washington university.
which are nearly ready for occu
pancy, wil" lie the administrative
headquarters as well as serve other
The World's Fair will unbrace in
its scope every department of human
activity. It is the purpose of the
management to have it portray civili
zation in its most advanced state.
The exhibits rfre to be divided into
the following main departments:
Education and social economy, art,
liberal arts, manufactures, mechan-
ery, electricity, transportation, agri-
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lurgy forestry anthropology, athlet-
les; tnrougnouc an departments so iar
a.s it may le done, the exhibits will
show processes of manufacture and I
the development of the articles dis
played. There will be numerous com
plete installations of manufacturing
plants, and life, and activity will
characterize the exposition and give
it a unique individuality. Sources of
raw materials will in most instances
be shown, and step by step the work
of reproducing articles of utility and
value -will be portrayed.
An effort will be made to have
every country as well as every de
partment of human activity adequate
ly represented. Commissioners have
been appointed and have gone upon
their missions to the various conn
tries of the world which have accept
ed the invitation to participate, with
a view of assisting so far as possible
in tiie collection of exhibits. They
carry with them a full knowledge of
the plan and scope of the Exposition
and are empowered to co-operate
with the representatives of the
various governments in bringing to
gether displays that will show in a
'comprehensive way the natural re
sources of the different countries,
their yarious lines of manufacture,
their system of education, and other
public institutions by which they are
making au advancement in civilization.
CONVICT USES CODE
W rites Message in Cipher Which
Proves to be Advice to
Leavenworth, Kan., Dec. 20. When
Convicts Turner, Barnes and Bob
Clark, leaders in the mutiny of Nov
7, were arrested at Lawton Clark
handed a letter to the sheriff, request
ing him to mail it. The letter was ad
dressed to Clark's brother at Keokuk
la. Suspecting a plot, the letter was
given to Deputy Warden Lemon
Since his return Warden McClaugh
ry has had cipher experts working on
tlie letter, which was In cipher.
" etnesuay nigut tne "Key was round
1,llk ul requested his brother to get
a confederate.-board the train at Guth-
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them, if necessarv. to enable him to
gain Ins freedom.
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fortuity and simpliticatioii of customs
iiouse iuiills, vie.
WEDS AT PAEIS
Prince. Son of the
Par, Dee. 2(. There was a large
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gathering of people, Including the
Turkish and Austrian ambassadors, at
tue Roumanian cuurcu nere yester
,;'J to witness tlie marriage of Miss
Hazel Singer, daughter of Charles
linger, or unicago, to i'rince Joiin
Ghika. sou of the Itoumanian minister
10 1 ranee, uregoire J. oniua. uenerai
"orace t orter, tne united orates am
bassador, and General Winslow were
the witnesses for tlie bride.
Miss Leishman, daughter of John G.
. Leishman, United States minister
to Turkey, and Miss Edith Clarke, of
New oirk. were the bridesmaids. The
where tlie prince is an officer in
crack Hussar regiment.
DROPPED THROUGH THE EARTH
Strange Accident That Took the Ufe of a
Man In New York.
New York, Dec. 20. The body of
Thomas McCabe, of Ilibernia, was
fouud on Middle Mount, N. J., 200 feet
beneath the surface of the earth, at
the bottom of a mine hole. McCabe
h.,,1 been missing longer than a week.
John Downs was the last man to see
MeCalje alive. After going to Bock
awav the men started tor iiinernia,
deciding to go over the top of Middle
Mount. Downs says that when about
half way over he turned to speak to
McCain?, but could see nothing of him.
although there was bright moonlight
He started back to find his compan
ion, but although he wandered around
until daylight no trace of the missing
m.".n was obtained. Searching parties
were organized and Andrew McCabe,
teller in a Brookljm bank and brother
of the missing man. went over the road
traveled by his brother. hen near
the top of Middle Mount he saw a
small hole in the earth. It was not
eighteen incites across. v. here the
bole led to 110 one knew, as the moun
tain was honeycombed with workings
of tlie old Wharton mine.
Some miners assisting in the search
wentjnto the main shaft of the mine, a
mile riwav. and worked a day explor
ing different passages. At last Mc
Cabe called for a rope. He was let
down 21 H feet. There he saw a hand
sticking out of the dirt. He dug the
dirt away and soon had disclosed his
brother's face. From the position of
tiie bodv and the character of the hole
it is evident that the man stepped on
a crust of thin earth, which gave way
GOES AGAINST THE "GOLD KING'
One Suit in Which Coveny Gets the Better
St. Joseph. Mich., Dec. 20. Frank
Phiseator, the Klondike "gold king,"
must pay $7,500 to Joseph Coveny in
accordance with a verdict returned
Wednesday in the suit of the latter
crowing out of his alleged false im-
prisonmeut in the Yukon region. Co
veny had charged Phiseator with the
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lie secured $9.300 from Phiseator,
fol'owed the latter to the
KloIldike, when? he demanded $12,000
covenv was nut in tail, and
forfeited $7,50 ill gold dust to secure
his release. His suit was to recover
Two Men Instantly Killed.
Mishawaka. Ind.. Dec. 20. Dr. W.
E. Bowman, of Elkhart, surgeon for
the Lake Shore and Michigan South
ern Iiailway company, and an uu
known man companion were struck by
a fast Hi-nil train on that road aud in
stantly killed. The accident occurred
at the fatal Union crossing, where a
farmer and his wife were recently
hurled into eternity.
named llefore It Wu Finished.
Sioux City. Ia.. Dec. 20. The State
Normal School at Aberdeen. S. I)., was
totally destroyed by tire Wednesday,
Involving a loss of $20,000. The build
ing was Hearing completion, and was
still in the hands of the contractors,
X. P. Frazen & Co.. of St. Paul, Minn.,
who will have to hear the loss, whicb
is partly covered bv Insurance.
Hiffht JDeckhands Drunvned.
Charleston, W. Va., Dec. 20. The
steamer Kanawha Bell, which runs
between Charleston and Montgomery,
went over lock No. 3 at Paint Creek
on her down trip last night, broke in
two and is a total wreck. Eight of the
crer, all deck bands and roustabouts,
De IVindt Start on His Trip.
Paris, Dec. 20. Harry de Windt
and his companions, who will attempt
to reach New York by traveling over
land, started yesterday morning on
their way to Bering straits.
Another Death Dealing
Boiler Explosion at
While Twelve Are In
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 20. Tlie Black
Diamond steel works of Park Brothers
was the scene this morning of another
accident ni which at least five working-
men lo&t their lives and 12 were injured.
It will not be known just how many are
dead until the wreckage is cleared away.
About 4, as the night crew was about
to turn over the mill to the day force
the four boilers exploded, with terrific
force. The mill was completely wreck
ed and debris piled from 50 to 75 feet
The boiler works of James li. Neil,
adjoining was also destroyed.
Iead Not Identified.
Five dead and 12 injured are already
removed. Tlie dead were not identified
and the bodies are now at the morgue.
The injured were removed to the West
TO CUT SCHLEY OUT
Sampson's Counsel File
Washington, Dec 20. Counsel for Ad
miral Sampson today filed with Secre
tary Long a request that the depart
ment strike out or specifically disap
prove of that portion of Dewey's report
of the Schley court of inquiry in which
he states that Schley was in command
at the battle of Santiago, and entitled
to the credit for the victor-. Objection
is made to Dewey's report on the ground
that Schley was not in command at the
battle, that the President and navy de
partment had decided that Sampson was
in command and Schley second in com.
mand that tlie question as to who com
manded at Santiago was not referred to
in the court for consideration of the evi
dence bearing on that point being ex
cluded. SHE LOVED NOT WISELY 1
Bat So Well That She Trusted, and the
Trustee Has Decamped.
Chicago, Dec. 20. Despite the fact
that he had left her penniless among
strangers, 19-year-old Marguerita
Seams remains true to the man
with whom she came to Chicago from
Whiting, la., to marry. The young
woman entered detective headquarters
Wednesday morning and asked the po
lice to obtain her transportation to her
home. A week ago, she told Chief
Clerk Luthardt, she left Whiting In
company with an actor In a vaudeville
company. Confidingly she placed her
purse, containing $30 and checks for
her baggage, in his pocket They ar
rived in Chicago Monday and tvent to
Then the man, the young's "woman's
pocketbook. her checks, and trunks
disappeared. She finally decided to
ask the aid of the police. When ques
tioned as to the name of the man, she
refused to give any information. The
police have telegraphed to Whiting,
la., to relatives of the young woman,
and expect she will soon be back
among her friends.
New Independent Telephone.
Minneapolis, Dec. 20. It is learned
here from an authoritative source that
the owners of-the independent tele
phone lines In Wisconsin, Minnesota
aud northern Michigan will unite to
form a long distance toll line service
iu the northwest, to compete with the
Erie system in this section. It is said
that the Milwaukee Telephone and
Telegraph company which is now seek
ing a franchise in Milwaukee is a part
of the proposed new company.
Ranchman Kill Hli I.lttlo Boy.
Salt Lake City, Dec. 20. While suf
fering from an attack of violent in
sanity Sunday night Dexter Knight, a
ranchman living near Bryan, Ida
killed his 5-year-old boy and severely
injured two others of his children.
Knight killed his son with the baby'a
Johnson la Mysteriously Missing;.
Greenfield. Ind., Dec. 20. Fears of
foul play are entertained by friends
and relatives of Edward H. Johnson,
of this city, who has (been mysterious
ly missing since Dec. 4, when he drew.
$1,200 from the bank and left ostensi
bly for Jennings county to purchase a
Passengera Are Safe. '
Washington, Dec. 20. A dispatch re
ceived today at the' state department
from United States consul general at
San Salvador says the steamer San Bias
heretofore reported lost is ashore near
La Libert ad and the passengers are