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VOIi. LI. NO. 56.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., MONDAY, DECEMBER 2.5, 1901.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
QUEEN IS ILL
Condition of Alexandra
of England Causes
PLANS ARE CHANGED
Physician in Constant
Attendance and Bul
London, Dee. 23. The Associated
Press learns the condition of (Jueen
Alexandra is more severe than has
Photo by Lchretie, London.
been given out. and that it causes
A doctor i.-i in constant attendance
Dnrtor C'otiMtuntty at Side,
upon licr majecty and a bulletin is
sued today says the queen is pro
gressing favorably, but extensive ar
rangements made for Christmas fes
tivities at Sancu-iugham have been
..Chrltmm nt Marlhoroitsh.
Their majesties will spend Christ
mas at Marlboroujrn house.
Kitchener Keorts Numerous.
Casements in South
umilun. Dee. 'J?.. Kitchener rep-rts
sharp fighting in the Orange river
and iransvaal colonics. While 2.(yK
mounterl infantry in the neiifhlxjr
hooil of a bejjindery were search infj
farms they were attacked by S00
lloers and 40 armeil natives. The
Uritish casualties were severe, but no
details are received.
Iriu Dewet's attack on the Brit
ish at I-indber- the 11 h. Dewet was
firiven off with a loss of 0 men. The
British bss was 12. On the 20th
ISotha. with Sl0 IJiers. surprised Col.
Jjemanr sit laiei Kop. Ifemant was
danqrenmslv wtninded and two ofiicerx
and "i) iren were killed and tliri'-e
olliceis an 1 1.7 men wounded. The
lloers bst 27 men.
Mapachueu tiovernor A ill not
Accept Treasury Port
folio. Washington. Dec. 23. It is oilieially
nnnoiiiiet'd at the White House today
that tlovcrnor t rane, of Massachu
setts, has declined the treasury jort-
fdio tendered him by the president.
lecaiise of business and domestic rea
sons. INDICTMENTS QUASHED
IH PYTHIAN HATTERS
Chicago, Dec. 23. .Tudjre Dunne to-
clav iuasheI two indict merits found
several month afo against .lohn Ilin-
KfV. former secretary if the endow
ment rank of the supreme lodije,
Knights of l'ythias, charfinfr him
wllli ierjury. The charge was mak-
injf false affidavits regarding the
funds of the order.
Fir Hikn Aifcti of m Hotel.
' Muncie, Ind., Dec. 23. The Blue
Front hotel, a larjie frame Ktructtirel
at Fowlerton. bnrnetl and in a total
less. I a. A. nermnn. of Muncie. Is said
to be the owner. Most of the furnlsh
ir.jrs were rescued.
FERRY IS AGROUND
In a Hear j Gale in Which One Man
is Killed and Many
I.udlnjrton, Mich., Dee. 23. "While
cntcrlns Ludlngou harbor Saturday
ruidnislit during a heavj' southerly
pale the Pere Marquette ear ferry No,
10 strurk a bar. disabling her niachln
ery and breaking the main fenl steam
pile. Mike Taft, a coal passer, whose
home is lu Chicago, Avas saltlel to
death, aud two other coal passers were
terribly scalded. Thej- now lie lu the
Marine hospital here, hovering be
tween life aud death. Many others
vrho were in the hold of the ear ferry
received bad burns from the steam and
suffered great hardships during the
nine hours which followed before they
The accident hapieued at midnight,
and during the remainder of the night
there was neither light nor heat on the
boat. The wind was bitterly c-old
(Jreat seas rolled across the deck and
ice formed wherever the water fell.
V hen day broke the lire saving crew
threw a line to the wrecked craft and
began rescuing the crew with their
breeches buoy apparatus. The entire
crew or thlrty-tnree men ami tue iKXiy
cf Taft were taken off the wreck in
this manner. One by rue the men
were hauled over the churning ice on
the suspended cable. The oieration
occupied four hours and was witnessed
with breathless interest by an im
mense crowd of iieople. The boat will
probably prove a total los.
GEN. ALGER'S ORDEAL
Passes Successfully Through an Op
eration, but is in a Seri
Detroit. Mich.. Ike. 23. An opera
tion was iM-rfornied yesterday on CJen-
eral It. A. Alger for the removal of pall
f tones, from which he has been suffer
ing for a long iK-riod. (General Alger
rallied well from the operation, and
the surgeons rcjKirtcd late yesterday
that he had recovered almos. entirely
from the shock. His temperature was
but little a!ove normal and his pulse
The following otliclal statement was
issued by the surgeons in regard to the
operation: "A condition of infected
gall bladder was present, as the result
of call stones. There were many ad
hesions about the gall bladder, which
was opemnl and drained. tJeneral .Vi
pers condition is serious, but he stood
the operation well." The operation
was performed by Drs. ( ft. Jennings,
II. W. Ixngycar. II. O. Walker ami n.
L. hurley, of this city: Dr. William
Osier, of Baltimore, and Dr. J. D. Mur
phy, of Chicago.
HIS KIGHT2IAE5 A TEAGEDY
Unrini a Mild D renin a Man Kill Dli
-Motlu r Wnkiag. lletinrn Matt.
Cleveland. O.. Dec. 23. As the re
sult of a shocking tmgedy Henry C.
JCrause. of .V) Itogers street. Is volent-
ly insane at the Central police station.
Krause during a horrible nightmare
Friday strangled his aged mother to
death. Awakening and discovering
hlu awful deed, he spent the night till
iLiylight In prayer and at S a. m. he
hurried to the home of his itastor. Itev.
f. II. Wefcl. and related the awful
ttory. The minister took Krause to
the police station.
For a time last night I thought I
was Jesus Christ," said Krause when
questioned by Lieutenant Felhaher. "I
thought that I had been nailed to a
cross and some one wns trying to
freeze me. I thought I had to swlnir
ir.y hands aud cry, 'Praise to tJod. I
did so, but got no relief. I went to
bed. and my dreams were terrible. I
thought that a horrible wild beast was
trying to clutch my throat. I fought
with it, but it would not go away.
'It was about 1 o'clock in the morn
ing when I got out of bed. 1 saw
mother lying on the other bed. Her
mouth was oik'H just like the mouth
of a wild t cast. Then I thought it
was a wild beast lying there instead of
mother. 1 seized the oik-u mouth and
fought with the beast. I dimb heard
mot her say: ion t Henry 3'ou are
killing me,' but I thought she was else
where and the beast was struggling
with me, so I kept my attention on the
I tried to tear the beast's mouth
open, and got my hands all scratched
on the teetu.' The lieast stopjicd strug
gling and then I went Irack to bed.
When I woke up again I looked over
and then I rcmeiuIxTed that I bad
killed something. There mother was
lying on the bed and her face was all
blood. I then reallz.rd that It must
have lieen mother I killed instead of
the "wild lieast."
Krause told his story in a discon
nected manner, and at times he would
lose the thread of the narrative entire
ly and would have to be brought back
to the subject by his listeners. The
lieutenant then put Krause through a
'sweat liox"examination. Krause re
mained ciwil throughout with the ex
ception of one time, when he broke
down and cobbed bitterly. His con
versation was rambling, aud it was
easily seen ny me ponce mai ue was
After he was questioned Captain
F.radley went in the patrol wagon to
the house to Investigate his story." He
fonad that it was true. Mrs. Krause
was found in bed. dead. Her face was
a mass oi iiruises ami seraicnes anu
lier mouth was wide ojieu. Her face
was covennl with blood which Bowed
from a Jagged wound.
Horrible Suicide of a Woman.
Sioux City. Ia., Dei-. 23. Kmma Stil-
well. aged 2U. burned herself to death
Saturday while laboring under a tit
of Insanity caused by religious excite
ment. She loosened the neck band of
her dress, poured kerosene between
her clothing and her liody, and set tire
to the fluid with q match,. r . .
FARCE ENDS FARCE
Navy Department's Disposition of
the Schley Proceed
ings. GEN. MILES' EOUGH CALL DOWN
Long's Snub of Dewey in Passing
on Inquiry Find
Washington. Dee. 23.--There was a
climax in the Schley case Saturday, re
suiting from the determination on the
part of the administration to "close
the incident" so far as the army and
navy are concerned.- This was devel
oped In the publication of correspond
ence that .passed between Secretary
I tout and tJencral Miles, and of the
navy department's ruling on the bill of
objections to the findings of the court
of inquiry tiled bv Schley's attorney.
Incidentally the man who is called the
cause of it all was asked for his resig
nation Maclay. lrobably Oeneral
Miles was given one of the sharpest
reprimands ever received by a United
States General otheer.
How the Lieutenant General Offended.
The tirst letter of the series Is one
from Secretary Koot to Ceueral Mill's,
In which the latter is asked to explain
an interview published as with Him
at Cincinnati. Dee. :. The pith of the
words ouoted as coming from Miles is
as follows, referring to the Schley hud
ings: "I think Dewey has sumuied up
the matter in a clear and concise man
ner, and believe his conclusions will
be indorsed by the patriotic people of
the Fluted States. I have no sympathy
with Ih eefforts which have been made
with the efforts which have lieen made
to destroy the honor of an officer uuder
Mile KxplaiiiHJJU Kemarks.
To the very brief note asking an
explanation of the foregoing Ccueral
Miles replied that his words had no
reference to the action, pending or oth-
erwise, or a co-ordinate nrancii or ine
service: they were merely my jK-rson-al
views based ution matters set forth
in various publications which had "been
given to the world, and concern:!!;
which I conceive there was no impro
priety in expressing an opinion the
same as any other citizen upon a mat
ter of such public interest."
Make a I'nrtlier Kiplanalioii.
loiter, but before the secretary's re-
Plv had left the la tier's otlice. Miles
made an additional statement in which
he -says that as he understands it. thi
court of inquiry "unanimously exoner
ated hi ni I Schley 1 from such epithets
as coward, poltroon, etcetera, and their
opinions were given to the public tor
the information of all citizens. When
I said that I had no sympathy with
those who had endeavored to destroy
the reputation of a high otHcer
I had in mind and referred to those
assaults aatrinst which the admiral had
appealed for protection and justifica
tion, and certainly not to a co-ordinate
branch of the government.
RKSPOXIiS WITH A REPRIMAND
Communicate Itooev-lt"B C'ouclii'
nion to the Chirr of the Army.
Root's response to the two ".notes
from Miles, who is also stated to have
had a very warm half hour or so with
the president jersonally. is as follows.
In full, dated War Department, Wash
h-gton. Dec. 2. 1W1:
Sir: liy direction of the president
I communicate to you his conclusions
upon voiir course in the Interview to
which your attention was called by my
letter of the Uth Inst, lour explana
tioii of the public statement made by
yon Is not satisfactory. You are in
error if you suppose that you have the
same right as any other citizen to ex
press publicly an opinion regarding 01
iieial questions pending In the course
of military discipline. The established
Invariable rules of official propriety
necessary to the effective discipline of
the service impose limitations uihh the
public expressions of military officers
with which your long experience
should have made 3011 familiar. Your
duty is to express your opinion on otli
clal matters when called upon by your
official superiors, or In the due course
of your official reports ami recommen
dations, and not otherwise,
"The first article of the regulations
governing the army of the I'nlted
fctatcs provides: 'Deliberations or dis
cussions among military men convej'
lug nraise or censure, or any mark of.
approbation, toward otliers in the mill
tarv service, are prohibited.' This
provision has been a part of the army
regulations for at least half a century,
and the highest obligation to observe
it rests upon the officers whose higl?
rank should make them examples to
their subordinates. Any other rule of
action in the military service would be
subversive of discipline. It would riot
lie tolerated In a subaltern, and it will
not be tolerated In any officer or what
"The present facts are that for seT
eral years there has been an unfortun
ate and bitter controversy In the navy
department a controversy generally
deplored even ly the participants, as
tending to bring the service into dis
esteem at home and abroad, and to de
stroy those relations of mutual con
fidence and friendship between naval
officers which the Interests of effective
service require. In this controversy
the army Ifas not been involved, and
no bar had been raised to that good
feeling and friendly relation between
nil the officers of the navy and all the
officers of the army which is essential
to the successful and-harmonious co
operation of the two services in prep
a ration and in action. -
"A cout of inquiry has been held on
the matters In controversy, and a rc
porl had been made In which one mem
ber f the court had dissented in some
particulars from the majority, and the
report w?.tf pending Jjef ore the review- J
FULL OF MONEY
Use for a Tin
Danville, ins., nee. 23. uavid L;ng,
a laborer, walked Into the Second Na
tional bank, placed his dinner pall in
the teller's window and said he want
ed lo make a deiosit. Then, to the
astonishment of the 'bank officials, he
opened the pall and showed that it was
full of soiled aud crumpled bank notes
of an almost forgotten issue. There
was a. little less than $1,500 in the
pail, and every dollar of it was of the
old war issue of thirty-live years ago,
and worth 100 cents.
i he hank retained the greater rart
of the money, but seine of it was in
such a condition that it had to be sent
to Washington to be exchanged. Long,
w no is auwut u years old. refused to
make any explanation of how he c ame
in:o possession of the nionev. Cruni
pled up in some of the bills wore small
feathers aud bits of straw, which gave
evidence that the money had been at
one time concealed in. a bed.
IS FOUND GUILTY
Alexander Sullivan Convicted
Conspiracy and Fined
Chicago, Dec. 23. Alexander Sulli
van was found guilty of conspiracy
ii the verdict returned by the jury in
Judge Smith's court yesterday after
noon, and his punishment. fixed at "a
tine of $2,000. Sullivan's offense was
in attempting to keep James J.
Lynch, indicted for jury bribing.
away from Chicago.
Alexander Sullivan, the convicted
conspirator, appeared 111 Judge
Smith's court this morning with his
attorneys and tiled a new bond for
$10,000. It is expected the court will
hear the argument for a new trial ini-
niediately after the holidays.
rng' autnorny. At rnis point you, tne
lieutenant feu era 1 of the army, saw tit
to iiuke a public exprvss;cii of your
oi.saion as Del ween ti.e majority and
the minority of the i-eeri. accoiiipanied
by a criticism of the most severe char-
icter. which could irot fail to be ap
plied by the generality of readers to
the naval officers against whose view
your opinion was expressed. It is of
no consequence 0:1 whose side your
opinion was. or what it was. You had
no business 111 the controversy, and no
riiflit. holding the'ojli'-e which you did,
to express any opinion. Your conduct
was 1:1 violation or the regulation aoove
cited and the rules of official propriety:
ind you are justly liable to censure
which I now express."
postscript is added, as follows,
which explains itself:
1. S. Your second letter of ex
planation, dated today, and received
since the above was written, does rot
change the case. The necessity for re
peated explanations but illustrates the
iniixirtaiK e of the rule which you have
KAVY KM) OF Till. TIJOl'IlI.E
Approve the Court's Verdict, Snnhi
Dfwoy and IMren Maclnjr.
To make complete the work of get
ting the record of tin Schley cn.-e
closed in the" navy department Secre
tary Long began by indorsing the find
ings of the court of inquiry with his
approval, at the same time disapprov
ing Dewey s exceptions to those find
ings, and also his oijiiion' as to the
command 011 Jnly, 3, lfeSiS. at Santiago.
On this subject Iong says: "As to
the further expression of his views by
the same member Dewey with re
gard to the questions or command on
the morning of Julv ISi'S. and of
the title to credit for the ensuing vic
tory, the couduct of the court in mak
ing 110 tinding and rendering 110 opin
ion 011 those fluestlons is approved
Indeed. It could with propriety take no
other course, evidence on these ques
tions, during the Inquiry, haviug been
excluded by the court."
Then he wrote a letter to Admiral
Dewey dissolving the court, and next,
in a letter to Sampson's attorneys. In
formed them that the department hav
ing approved the court's recommenda
tion that no further proceedings be
had, the department will take no ac
tion 011 their brief in behalf of Samp
son. A letter to Schley lutorins mm
officially of the department's action
and incloses copies of the necessary
offic ial documeuts in the matter.
The very last paper to be published
Saturday was the following, addressed
to Rear Admiral A. S. Darker, com
mandant. Navy Yard. New Y'ork:
Sir: I am directed by the presi
dent to ask Edgar S. Maclay. sieoial
laborer, general storekeepers office.
Navy Yard, New Y'ork, to send in his
"JOHN D. LONG.
When seen at his hotel Saturday
Schley stated that he did not care to
make any comment whatever upon the
action taken by Secretary Iong. Roth
he and General Miles are said to have
gone to New York Saturday evening.
CAUSES COSTLY FIRE
Hamilton, O., Dec. 23. l-'ire result
ing from the explosion of a can of
gasoline in the hands of an employe
cleaning the machinery destroyed the
plant with contents of the Champion
Coated Paper works early today. The
loss is estimated at three-quarters of
a million to a. 'million dollars. Two
hundred thousand dollars worth of
enameled book and magazine paper
and a. great ouuiit it v of valuable ma
chinery was burned Four hundred
persons were employed.
WORK OF A FIRE
Pennsylvania Family Burned Out
!of House and Home, Four
NOT ONE 0? THE NINE IS UNHTJET
One Being Fatally Rnrned Terrible
Fire Disaster in Mexico An
other l'ittsburg Horror.
Dubois, Pa., Dec. 23. Word reached
here yesterday of a terrible holocaust
that occurred about three miles from
Mimnierville, Jefferson county. Satur
day morning. The home of John Ash
haugh, a farmer, was destroyed bv fire
ami four persons w ere burned to death.
iue oiner is mimed in such a manner
that recovery is very doubtful, and
four others are seriously In; rued anil
injured. The dead are: ' William Ash-
baugh, 22 years old. a brother of the
owner of the home; Maybel Ashbaugh.
vz. years; iiarry Ashbaugh, jo years;
James Ashbaugh, i years. Uhe in
jured are: Herman Ashbaugh. S
years, burned, probably fatally; Mrs.
Ashbaugh, seriously burned and other
wise injured; John Ashbaugh, the hus
band and father; two young children,
Overheated Stove til Canite.
The affair happened at an early hour
in the morning and the lire was un
doubtedly caused by an overheated
Stave. Ashbaugh was awakened by
smoke entering the room he occupied.
and found the lower part of the house
2 blaze. He made his way outside with
his two smallest children, and hurried
back to look for his wife, brother and
four other children, who were still in
the house. He succeeded in reaching
a room that had been occupied by the
children, but only one, the 8-year-old
boy Herman, was there. He could
hear the screams of the three others
In another room, which he was unable
to reach. The flames were so tierce
re was compelled to light his way from
TEKKIKLK rilt I-: IX MEXICO
Bnililinff Collapses and Catrhe a Large
Number of Workmeu Many Urml.
San Antonio. Tex., Dec. 23. News
has just reached here of a terrible fire
In the city of Zacatccas, in the Mexi
can state of the? same uame, in which
many lives were lost. Then re was in
the principal market building owned
by the city. The lower part of the
building contained a large number of
cellars and refrigerating apartments
which were stocked with meats for
city consumption. The tire broke out
in these cellars, and when discovered
had made considerable headway. In
order to save as much of the meat
stored in the cellars as possible a
large force of men was ordered by the
authorities into tiie burning structure.
While this force was working the
flames burned their way to the top of
the market and while the men were at
work the whole building collapsed and
fell on the men in the cellars. Just
how many were killed is not known,
but the loss of life is said to be appal
ling. Latest advices from Zaeatecas
state that fifteen dead bodies had lieen
taken from the ruins, while it is be
lieved many more are still under the
1'ITTSHrHG'S Kl'X OI' ACCIDENTS
riiirtl in Three I)av Cause the Death of
Pittsburg. Dec. 2:. In three days
rittsburg has had three fatal disas
ters of mere than ordinary shocking
character. Saturday occurred the
third. At Sanger, Minick & Co.'s cru
cible steel plant seven men were hor
ribly scalded by the explosion of two
There are four of these dead, as fol
lows: William Reed, died Saturday
nisrht: Forb li. Reed this son. aged 17).
John I Drown and Alvin K. Pershing
died yesterday. There are at least
twenty other men who were at work
in the niiV at the time of the explosion
who were more or less Injured. The
men were all hurt by the escaping
HOAR'S "WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY
MiiMnrli nunc! ts Senutor Makes Reference
tu Kruger and AKuinalfto,
New Y'ork. Dec. 2.. In speaking
Salirday night at the twenty-second
annual dinner of the New England so
ciety in the city of Iirooklyn. Senator
Hoar, who was the guest of honor.
said: "There was a wireless teleg
raphy that came down across the ages
from the men of Marathon and Ther
mopylae to the men of the Mayflower,
and came from the men of the .May
flower to the men cf the revolution.
and came from the men of the revolu
tion to our splendid youth in 1801.
"It is net everywhere on earth that
the receiving stations of these signals
are yet to be found. Possibly there is
a spot in South Africa today where a
race of Dutch farmers have been able
to comprehend the message. I trust
therp are some men still .'eft in the
1'nited States who have ears to hear.
Possibly Aguinaldo may have gotten a
little intimation of it."
Mont of the Ftrnt Story TVaa Fake.
Parsons. Kan.. Dec. 2o. The mys
tery surrounding the death of Colonel
John K. Bull and wife, whose bodies
were found In their home here, has
been cleared at the coroner's inquest.
evidence being given to show that the
couple had lieen asphyxiated by nat
ural gas. X; marks of violence had
been found on the boides.
II or Were fr-ntlng His Living I!oly.
Oakland. Neb.. Dee. 23. J.- San-
bloom, n farmer SS years old. living a
mile south of town, was found by his
son lying helpless ami unconscious iu
the liog yard with swine feeding on
the flesh of his still warm living lody.
He Is supposed to have lieen a victim
of the frigid weather and fell in the
hog yard wkue .f eeding. . . ,
MURDER OVER HAY
Three on the Death Roll Resulting
' From a Murderous
Lawton, O. T., Dec. 23. Twenty
two miles northwest or Lawton late
Friday, John Roberts shot and killed
George and John Iligginbottom, broth
ers, and probably fatally wounded
their father. O. X. Higgmbottotu. as
the result of a quarrel over the division
of a ouantitv of hay. Koberts snot
tlecrge and his father from behind.
killing the boy instantly. He shot
John while the latter was attempting
to raise his wounded father.
John fell to the ground, but man
aged to empty his revolver" at Roberts.
but without effect. Roberts waited
until Iligginbottoiu had exhausted his
nmiuuntioii, and then coolly walkin
up to hum placed his gun close to the
prostrate man s body and hred. the
shot killing him instantly. Roberts
then mounted his horse, rode home,
bade his wife good-bye, and left.
ONE OF LUCKY FEW
to the Klondike and
"Wears Xugget Watch
Flint. Mich.. Dec. 2.'5. A Genesee
county man who has made his "pile
in the gold fields, is going back for
more wealth. leaving home ten years
ago to seek his fortune in the west,
O. A. Schulz. a young farmer lad who
resided in Richiield township, bade
adieu to his parents. He wandered
Into Tacoma. Wash., later going to the
Alaskan gold fields, where he staked
cut several claims. He came home
last week to make his tirst visit with
his parents since his long absence, and
has returned to Dawson City, where
his claims are located.
During the past two years he has
risen from his lowly station to one of
the prominent claim owners in that
c ity, his mine paying him $100,000 dur
ing the time. As proof cf the value
of his c laim he proudly wears a1 nugget
weighing one and three-quarter ounces,
valued at $2". which he picked up on
his claim. He will return to remain
another two years, then sell his prop
erty and come back to Flint to live
his remaining years in luxury with his
LEASING TEACHER MISSING
Delifveil to Hare Keen Inrclerel, Robbed
ami His I?oly Concealed.
Brazil. Ind.. Dec. 2.I. Iiarry Crom
well, one of the leading teachers of the
county, is missing, aud it is generally
lolieved. was murdered and robbed.
Cromwell has been teaching a district
school near Perth, a little mining town
north of here and Thursday evening he
drew- his pay and started for his board
ing house and has not lieen heard from
since. In going to where he boarded
he had to pass through a small woods
by several old vacated mines.
It is believed he was murdered and
roblied by two suspicious characters
who were seen loitering on the high
way a ml his body thrown in an aba 11
doned mine. The missing man's broth
c-r. Henry Cromwell, who is in the In
ternal revenue service, and scores of
friends have searched for hliu. but as
yet no dew to his whereabouts has
No Change of Venne for Her.
Jacksonville1, Ills., Dec. 23. The
petition for a change of venue asked
by Mrs. Mamie Barnes, who is charged
with poisoning her husband. Dr. Jo
seph -Barnes, last April, argued before
Judge Thompson Saturday, was over
ruled. The state tiled sixty-eight affi
davits from citizens who believe there
will lie no trouble in securing a fair
trial. The ease was set for Jan. 13.
Victim of Foal May, Possibly.
Noblesvllle, Ind.. Dee. 23. John T.
Burke, a class worker 30 years old and
innle. was found dead near the Lake
File and Western station in Atlanta,
this county, Saturday. The back part
of his skull was c rushed. The general
ly accepted opinion is that he was the
victim of foul play.
Homer Ullss Guilty of Murder.
Mount Clemens, Mich., Dec. 23.
ITomcr Bliss, a young farmer of Ma
comb county, was Saturday night
found guilty of murder in the second
degree by a jury. He was charged
with the murder of his father last
Washington. Dec. 23. Latest re
ports from the trouble between Argen
tina and Chili are to the enect that
Argentina has withdrawn her minister
from the Chilian capital ami left the
negotiations in charge of the secretary
of the legation; that peace is hoped for.
hut that the Argentina people are full
of war enthusiasm and are flocking to
the rifle ranges.
Fatal Mistake of a Child.
Mattoon, Ills.. Dec. 23. Gladys, the
3-year-old daughter of Joseph Wright,
a prominent siock man near i-aris,
ciimbeHl on a bnrea-u and grabbed a
Imix of wlKit the child thought was
Christmas candy, and put six large
strychnine tablets Into its mouth and
swallowed them. Death with convul
sions followeel two hours later.
Verdict for $442,927.73.
Council Bluffs. Ia.. Dec. 23. The
jury in the Doyle-Bums mining suit.
in which James noyie asKs ror a mil
lion ilollars m stock and dividends of
the Portland Mining company, ren
dered a verdict late Saturday awarding
the plaintiff 44S.y22.73. burns' at
torneys at once gave notice of a mo
tion for a new trial.
Ma jar Harrisou to Spli at umalia.
Omaha, Neb., Dec. 23. Mayor Car
ter II. Harrison, of Chicago, has agreed
to speak lefore the Jacksonlan club.
of Nebraska, at its annual banquet
Jan. S IX he can arrange to do so.
Head of Catholic Church
SPEECH TO CARDINALS
Condemns Social Ten
dencies and Prays for
Itome. Dec. 23. The pope today re
ceived the cardinals, who offered their
The pontiff made a lengthy address,
n which he condemned what he char
acterized as the excessive liberty of
thought indulgetl in at the present
He sharply criticised socialism, agi
tation for divorce and the hostility.
oetween the different section.-? of the
church, and urged a union of the
WAR COMES NEXT
Diplomatic Relations Between Chili
and Argentine Ilepubtic
Washington, Dec. 23. Secretary
Hay received a cablegram from Wil-
seui at Santiago cle chili confirming;
the report that the resources of di
plomacy hail been exhausted in the
effort to settle the dispute between
Chili and Argentina and diplomatic
relations were broken off through'the
withdrawal from Chili of the Argen
SCHLEY IN NEW YORK
Hero of Santiago Goes to Spend Hol
idays With His Daugh
ters. Washington. Dec. 23. Admiral
Schley left here today for New York,
where he will spend the holidays with
COMES BY THE LONG WAY
Transport MrClennan Arrives In New York
New York. Dec. 23. The trasport
McClennen arrived today from Ma
nila with 3S cabin passengers
200 soldiers from the Philippines.
She Ha.l Kohbed Her Paramour."
Detroit. Mich.. Dee. 23. Edith Col
lins, a young woman with a- police
record, jumped from the second-story
window of a. rooming house here to
evade the oiice, aud landed on the
stone sidewalk. Her skull was frac
tured and she may die. She was ac
cused bv her male companion of hav
iug robbed him of a sum of money,
aud when the police were called in she
jumpeHl from the window. A large
roll of bills was found on the woman's
person by the police matron.
Killed a Man Year Ago. '-
Guthrie. O. T-. Dec. 23. James Wil.
son, a farmer living ten miles west ol
this place, was arrested Saturday upon
a requisition from the governor of Mis
souri for the murder of Orville Lyons,
at Arno. Douglass county, Mo., thirty
two years ago.
Sousa and lit Band Return.
New York, Dec. 23. Among the pas
sengers who arrived on board the
steamer Philadelphia from Southamp
ton were John Philip Sousa and his
band. Mrs.Sousa. Miss Dorothy Hoyle,
violinist, and Miss Maude Reece Da
St. LouImu Declines an Office. 1 - ,
St. Ixiuis, Dec. 23. Charles F. Wen
neker, appointed by President Roose
velt to the position of collector of cus
toms of St. Louis, has wired the pres
ident that he could not accept the ap
pointment because of business respon
sibilities. Half a Million Lost at a Card Game.
London. Dec. 23. A dispatch to a
news agency from Vienna says that
at the Vienna Jockey club Saturday
Count Potoekl lost 100,000 during
three hours' card playing. Count Pal
lavincinl won most of the money.
Castro alas Bnnlneu to lo
Washington, Dec. 23. A serious
revolution against President Castro's
government has broken out in Venez
uela. General Lucian Mendoza is at
the head o fone body of rebels in the
state of Carobobo, and there is another
rising near Vahwia.
Two Killed and Cremated.
Green Bay, Wis.. Dec. 23. By a
freight wreck ou the Northwestern
road between Suamico and Oconto yes
terday two persons were killed and an
other fatally injured. Eight cars
burned, cremating the bodies of the
Antl-Mers;er Men Meet Dec 30.
" Helena, Mont. Dec. 23. Governor
Van Sant has called a meeting of the
northwestern governors, to be held in
Helena on Dec. 30, to consider th
Northern Securities merger, ,