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VOL.. L.I. NO. 58.
ROCK ISLAND, ILiL,., THURSDAY, DECEMBER L'O, 1901.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
HE WILL SERVE
Former President Cleve
land Accepts Indus
OTHERS ALSO WILLING
in Interest of Prop
New- York. Deo. 20. Former Presi
dent Cleveland has accept e il I lie aj-
Hiiitment to the industrial depart-
mcnt of the national civic federation
created at a recent peace conference
of labor aril capitalistic leaders.
His letfer of acceptance, in which
lie approved the plan of industrial
peace, was today delivered to Oscai
Strauss, who is chairman of the con
Other LlktwiM Am pt.
Strauss said vvery man named on
the general committee had signified
acceptance of the trust and work.
WELL KNOWN IN THE COUNTRY
Hewitt Clinton Hiium, Who Had a Peril
on. Kiperienre Fighting the Indian.
Kansas City. Mo.. Dec. 20. Dewitt
Clinton House, who is dead at his
home in this city, axed 74 years, was
one of the oldest and best-known trav
eling men in the United States, lie
was bom in Vermont, and tifty years
ago established lit Peoria the tirst
steam bakery and cracker factory in
Illinois. When the war of the rebel
lion broke out House went to Minne
sota, enlisting in the Sixth Minnesota
Shortly after his enlistment his reg
Imeiit was sent to siiltdue and punish
the Sioux Indians under Chief Kittle
Crow, who had attacked the settlers
in western Minnesota and killed many
leopIe in the massacre of New Ulni.
While engaged in burying tlie dead set
thrs House and about forty other sol
diers were coralled by a liaml of In
dians at Birchacoola. After a heroic
defense of four days, during which
time most of the little band were
either killed or wounded, the survivors
were rescued by the other troops.
Three Killed In hlf-ago.
Chicago, Dec. 2. Three men were
killed and three seriously injured to
day by the breaking of a huge crane
at the plant of the American Bridge
company. The dead: John Swan,
John Traager. Allert Tlocke. Injur
ed: John Doyle. Charles Warren,
Matthew Hogan. One and perhaps
two of the injured will probably die.
Ottumwa. la., Dec. 2. George F.
Hell, president of the Ottumwa Building-and
Loan association, today made
application for the npMintnient of a
receiver for the company, alleging'
that present laws were too great a
hardship. The company's assets are
estimated at $2fi.OOO; liabilities $45,000.
KaiKer Thrown Ilia Coin Around.
Berlin, Doe. 20. Kmperor William,
while walking in the environ of Pots
dam Tuesday, tossed several three and
four-mark pieces to poor-looking per
sons whom he passed. The emperor's
Christmas bounty is never limited, but
this year he has doubled his usual sub
scriptions to charitable funds.
MACLAY SUMMARILY DISMISSED
New York, Dec. 2G. Edgar Stanton
Maclay was summarily discharged to
day. Maclay went to the navy yard
ns usual to resume his duties. Pay
Director Putnam went to Maelay's
desk and read him a telegram of dis
missal received from Washington yes
terday, and told him he was. dismiss
ed. Maclay left-the yard immediate
ly but he said he would return at the
usual time tomorrow prepared to go
Washington. Dec. 2fi. The civil ser
vice commission today notified Edgar
S. Maclay, the historian recently em
ployed in the Brooklyn navy yard,
that his removal from position at
SENDS A WARNING
McKinlejr Memorial Association Can
tlons Public Against Im
position. Cleveland. O.. Dec. 2C The McKin
ley National Memorial association
through ex-Secretary of State Day
its president, issued the following
"The public is especially cautioned
against any enterprise attempting to
make capital out of 1 lie sentiment
and affection which have inspired the
desire to rear at the grave of our late
president a memorial which shall lit
tingly honor his memorv. It is the
desire of the trustees that all contri
but ions shall be a free will offering
of the people and they respectfully
request the public to discourage all
propositions which may seem to have
as their object the obtaining of mon
ey by giving all or part of the pro
ceeds to the memorial fund. The puli-
lic is hereby notified that the McKin
ley Memorial association has no eon
nection with or relation to any other
association or to any purpose of com
IS DELIGHTFULLY SPENT
Washington, Dec. 20. President
Roosevelt's first Christmas in the
White House was spent in the most
homelike manner. He passed the en
tire morning in receiving friendly
callers, looking over the gifts of the
children, and listening to their lively
onvcrsation. President ami Mr
Roosevelt both enjoyed it to the
President Roosevelt. Mrs. loose
velt. Miss Alice, Theodore, Kthel and
Kermit went to the residence of Com
mander and Mrs. Cowles in X street
where thev took luncheon. loiter
the president, Theodore and Kermit,
in company with their two house
guests, Mr. Ferguson ami Mr. McKl-
henev, went for a ride. One of tin
Housing- features of the ride and one
which caused much merriment to the
household was the fact that the pres
dent became so widelv separated
from his quests that he lost them nl
together, nor did they meet again
until some time later in the White
The dining rodm at the White
House was magnificently decorated
for the Christmas festival, and was
a jH-rfect glory of red and green.
Every available space was filled with
hoiiv. I hristmas lerries, palm , scar-
et blossoms and a magnificent dec
oration of red ribbon bows. The
president's first Christmas dinner in
the White House was one of the
greatest TMissible cheer. Not a dish
known to Christmas history was for
gotten, and the chief of the menu
was the great turkey placed before
the president to be carved by him.
President Roosevelt's dinner party
(insisted of Mrs. Itoosevelt, Miss
Corow. Senator and Mrs. Lodge. Mr,
and Mrs. George Caliot Lodge. Com
mander and Mrs. Cowles, Mr. McEI-
heney, Mr. Ferguson, the president's
ouse guests; Captain and Mrs.
harles F. Davis. Miss Alice Roose-
elt. Theodore Roosevelt, and several
(linger girls and boys who came as
guestsof Theodare and several friends
f the president. The dinner was fol-
owed by a promenade musical, for
which Haley's band furnished the
music. The program was diversified
ind lively and ran the gamut all the
ly from "Carman and "Irovatore
o "i.oii unite, nmi "riorooora to
lease the children.
This was followed by a regular old-
fashioned Christmas dance. About
twenty couples, the friends of Miss
Mice, who will surround her in her
debut, came after the promenade and
danced until late at night. The scene
as far merrier than any in the
White House in many years, and end
ed with the old Yirginia reel, in which
everybody took a lively part.
Michigan Fot-BalliU In California.
k-iii Krnmlsco. Dee. 20. The Uni-
ersltv of Michigan foot ball team. In
rhanre of Coach Yost, has arrived in
this city en route to Pasadena, where
st- u-!il "i.l-iv the T.cl.md Stanford. Jr..
university eleven on New Year's day.
Work of Reekie Hunter.
Chesterfield. Ind.. Dec. 20. Peter
Bronnenberg had a valuable horse
killed by careless hunters, tanners
nortli of here complain of having stock
maimed and killed by trespassing
IS STILL STUBBORN
that point was not in violation of the
civil service act. Th?s notification
was contained in a letter written to
Maclay by President Proctor, of the
commission, and rs in reply to an in
quiry from him whether the Presi
dent had authority under the civil
service laws to demand his resigna
tion. New York, Dec. 2G. When seen at
his home and informed of his dismis
sal from Hds position In the navy yard
by lTeIdeht Itoosevelt Edgar Stanton
Maclay said: "I have written to the
civil service authorities at Washington
asking for a formal opiuion on this
subject. I shall be guided in my ac
tions by he advice received from this
Argentina and Chili Postpone
Fight Over the Ultima
MODUS VIVENDI HAS BEEN SIGNED
Apparently to Knable the Two Coun
tries to Get Their Knives
in Good Order.
isucnos Ayres, Dee. 20. The new
protocol between Chill and Argentina
has been signed.
New York, Dec. 20. The Tribuna,
President Roca's organ, according to
disatch from Buenos Ay res to The
Herald, announces that the second pro-
losal of Chili about Ultima Esperanza
ij acceptable, and both governments
will sign the following protocol: "First,
Argentina will withdraw her police
PRESIDENT KIESCO OF CHILE.
station from i vrro lUimiuo and trans
fer it to Low Morros, situated many
miles to the eastward. Second. Chill
will transfer its station to Puerto Con-
suclo. The whole zone thus remains
included in the disputed territory."
Will r:talIih a Motlu Vivendi.
Santiago de Chili. Dee. 20. Setmr
Portela. Argentine minister to Chili.
has postponed his departure, and it is
announced that a protocol will be
signed establishing a modus vtvendi
Ixtween the two countries. The gen
eral opinion is that the (inestions at
issue will be solved soon to the great
satisfaction of the whole country.
New Agreement Duly Signed.
Buenos Ayres. Dec. 20. A dispatch
from Santiago de Chili says that after
fresh conference held last evening
between President Riesco. foreign
minister lancz and Senor Portela. the
Argentina minister, the new agreement
was signed, the latest modifications to
the former proposals being accepted.
lint Tliey Are Grinding Their Knives.
Buenos Ayres. Dec. 20. The news-
paMrs say the new protocol between
hili and Argentina disiiels the im
mediate danger of war. but that the
remedy Is not permanent. The armies
of the two countries ars. meanwhile.
outinuing their warlike preparations,
'hili has decided Uxii the erection of
i.ew fortifications at Ialcahuano and
'unta Arenas. At a secret session of
iie 1 li il la ii senate inesday the govern
ment demanded authority for the ex
penditure of ?1.".m!mi In prepara
tions for defense. The sitting was an
xcitlug one. It was finally decided
to authorize the floating of a loan for
the purpose. According to The Dairio
and TMie Com men. Argentiua, for her
part in view of the new naval ac-
tuisition by Chili has decided uio:i
the construction in Italy of two war-
hips of N.ooo tons, to be ready In the
lid of 1JNV.
There are lots of people who will not
take n dare to do anything except a
dare to co to work. Atchison Globe.
SHAW ACCEPTS TREASURY SECRETARYSHIP:
Washington, Dec. 2d. It was an
nounced authoritatively last evening
that Coventor. Ix-slie M. Shaw, of
Iowa, would be appointed secretary of
the treasury to succeed Secretary Ly
man J. Cage, There will be no change
in the otlice of secretary of agricul
ture. Secretary Wilson, also of Iowa,
ontinulng to retain that iortfolio. The
date of transfer of the treasury de
partment will depend on the mutual
convenience of the outgoing aud in
coming secretary. Cage having signi
fied an entire willingness to remain p.t
the head of his department until such
time as It may be agreealde to his
successor to take hold. It Is supposed
however, that Covernor Shaw will lie
inducted into his new otlice some time
in January. It has been known for
two or three days that Covernor
Shaw was slated for appintmeut to
succeed Secretary Cage, but It was not
until yesterday that the Iowa execu
tive accepted the tender made to hiin.
Hawkeye Men Are lleaeI.
The definite announcement of Cover
nor Shaw s selection ror tne position
of secretary of the treasury gave the
greatest gratification to the Iowans
resident here. They regard him as a
man well equipped for the place, and
feel confident the appointment will
give general satisfaction. Secretary
Wilson voiced these sentiments when
asked about Covernor Shaw, aud he
added that the governor wa9 better
known to the people east of the Mis
sissippi river than any man in private
life west of the Missisisppi on ques
tions of finance. To Senator Dolllver,
A STAMP MYSTERY
Postage Turned Over by Lawyer's
Client Willi Kcmnrkable
Kansas City. Mo., Dee. 20. A fraud
ulent stamp similar to iat used at the
Union Stateion ticket oilice for the pur
pose of validating the return i tortious
oT railway tickets has been voluntarily
surrendered to George Ii. Foote. secre
tary of the Kansas City Passenger ns
sooiation. The stamp was presented
to Foote by a local attorney, who said
it was turned over to him by a client
in tills city.
This client begged that with Its sur
render the investigations of recent
wholesale frauds In railway tickets
started by II. C. Townsend. of St.
Iouls. general passenger agent of the
Missouri Pacific railway, and Foote,
be dropped. 1 lie name of the owner
of the stamp was not made public.
Foote savs the Investigation will be
continued, and intimates that arrests
BIG PAPER COMBINE
Muncie, Ind.. Dec. 20. Five exten-
ive pajK-r mills and strawboard works
of this county will be merged into the
igantlc corporation effected at Buffalo
recently. The transfer will be made
within two weeks. Company officials
have been Informed that the corpora
uoii omciais nave accented xne mains.
They are located at West Muncie, Al
bany, Eaton and this city. Numerous
other similar Industries in adjoining
counties are also to be taken in.
Richmond. Ind., Dec. The Ilieh-
nioad Shovel and Tool company, the
largest shovel manufactory in the
country outside the combine, has been
ibsorbed by the national body. The
plant was established less than a year
i go. The oilieers of the local brand
ot the trust are diaries II. Myers, or
Beaver Falls, Pa., president: William
J. Alfred, of Anderson. Ind., vice pres
ident. and Samuel S. Ilirly. of Terre
Haute, secretary and treasurer.
RIOT AT HARLEM .
Whites Are Shot
groes Are Ar
rested. and Ne-
New York, Doc. 20. A race skir
mish between whites and blacks In
Harlem yesterday developed serious
proportions and kept the Mlioe busy
for n time. The negroes, loo strong.
were armed with revolvers ami clubs.
while equally as many whites used
stones as weapons. The negroes had
the advautage, but were driven buck
Into their tenements by the police aft
er they had charged on the whites
with pistols and razors. Fifteen ne
groes were arrested. Four whites, in
cluding a iHilicemau, were badly shot
The rioting began when some white
boys stoned two colored girls, where
upon a dozen negroes seized the white
boys and beat them. The Iki.vs, when
released, told their htory to white nu n
in the vicinity, and an organized at
tack was made on the negroes, who
were drivou back to their tenements
under a shower of stones. The con
fusion Increased when the white men
began to lionibard the tenements with
stones and other missiles, aud the ne
groes tired from their windows into the
crowd. The whites, surprised by the
shooting and seeing men fall wounded,
turned and ran, followed by the ne
groes, who used knives and clubs frtje
ly. l'ope l -trbrat-a Midnight Miua. frt
Koine, Dec. 20. The pope celebrated
midnight mass at the Vatican Tues
day night and assisted at two other
TWO CABINET POSITIONS FROM IOWA
of Iowa, whose relations wirn tiover
nor Shaw have been close, his selec
t!on for the treasury portfolio gave the
In ma Kxpert on Finance.
"The governor," he said, "has dem
onstrated by speeches delivered before
chambers of commerce and banking as
sociations in every Important city of
the United States a profound knowl
edge of the theory and mechanism of
our banking and currency system. He
Is not only a student of these ques
tions, but has been for many years a
successful banker. In selecting him
the president undoubtedly acted In a
great measure upon his personal fa
miliarity with Covernor Shaw's abili
ties in dealing with the special sub
jects that belong to the treasury de
partment." GOV. SHAW SLOW tJKTTINO NEWS
tint Aunraet That the Matter Hn Keen
Settled Oovet nor I'ntll Jan. 10.
Des Moines, Ia.j, Dee. 20. Covernor
Shaw was seen last evening with re
gard to his appointment as secretary
of the United States treasury. He
still declined to talk at length about
the matter, merely reiterating that the
president had confidentially asked him
by wire If he would accept the position
if it was tendered to him. He replied
that he would accept, but up to this
writing no ormal tender of the posi
tion had been made by the president.
However, from the tone of the dis
patched from Washington he assumed
that the president would appoint him. 1
and that to all intents. and purposes
The Position of Britain in Con
nection With Commercial
PEOPLE TUENING TO "PAIE TRADE"
Which Means "Do Unto Others
They Do Unto You" Educa
tion and Labor.
Washington, D?c 2C. There Is
large and ever-increasing number
thoughtful and well-informed people
In (Jicut Britain who express the se
rious belief that if radical changes do
not come about in the near future the
United Kingdom will be relegated to
the third position In the ranks of the
world's trade and commerce. This
statement is made by United States
Consul Boyle, at Liverpool, in his an
nuai report, extracts from which are
made public by the state department.
It is conceded, says Consul Boyle, that
in manufactures Ureat Britain within
the last few years has failed to meet
the competition of the United States
Ah Kx plained ly the Optlmtnt.
Boyle says the optimistically inclined
plead exceptional and marvelous nat
ural advantages as far as the United
States Is concerned, while as to Ger
many's fierce competition the unsatis
factory financial and commercial situa
tion now prevailing in that empire is
cited as an Instance of a country
booming it-self too rapidly. The cry of
"Something must le done, says the
consul, is going up from commercial
Inalies, political speakers, economic
writers and from the newspapers.
There are fears expressed, says Boyle,
that even in the carrying trr.d'e the su
premacy of Great Britain is threat
When This Cruel V.'ar I Over.
When the war in South Africa is
over, he says, there Is certain to be a
popular demand for legislative action.
and the indications are that the Brit
ish government will be compelled to
give more earnest consideration to
niHtters relating to trade and com
merce. "Fair Trado" I Gaining StreiiR-tJi.
There is n strong sentiment among
the masses of Creat Britain, and one
which appears to be gaining strength
as time goes on. in favor of bri:iriii!?
out what has become popularly
known as "fair trade." and which,
says Isoyle. is nothing but reciprocity.
Protection per se, he says, is not very
much advocated, but it is significant
that many of the most widely circu
lated papers of Great Britain now are
boldly advocating a policy of "fair
trade," or "do to others as they do to
"AWAY HACK" IX KIUCATION.
British Workman, Alo. I Slow, antl Will
Not Oct ft Move on Him.
in regard to euucaiionni reiorms m
the United Kingdom Bovle savs that
the universally acknowledged inferior
ity of Ire.it Britain to most of tin
hading nations, particularly the Unit
ed States and (lernianv. is given fre
Muciiuy as one ot tne duet reasons
why Creat Brittin is being outstripped
in her manufactures. The subject of
education, he -says, is a very thorny
one in r.ngiaud. owing principally to
the fact that there are two systems of
management one the board school
management (simdar to the United
States school system), and the den'om-
inatioii.il management. Kfforts arc
now making by the rosix-ctive authori
ties to secure uniformity of methods
and results, while raising the stand
;ird at the same time.
A particularly interesting portion of
onsiil Boyle's report is that wherein
h places the United States and tin
Britisli workman side by side In a com
panson which places the American far
to the fore. F.nglish manufacturers,
he says, lind it almost impossible to get
the same a mount of product from ma-
bines as is obtained in America.
I'here are two reasons for this, savs
Boyle lirst. the average British work
man is not as adaptable as the Amerl-
the matter lias been runy semen.
The governor's term as chief execu
tive of Iowa will not 'expire until Jaui.
Hi, when Covernor-clect Cummins will
be inaugurated. The legislature con
venes Jan. 1:5. and Covernor Shaw will
be very busy in the interim with the
preparation of his annual message; so
that if the appointment by the presi
dent is made Covernor Shaw will hard
ly be able to take up the duties of sec
retary of the treasury before the 2mh
of January, and possibly later. The
people of Iowa are greatly elated at
Covernor .Shaw's prospective entry
into the president's cabinet, but would
regret very much to have Secretary of
Agriculture Wilson retire in conse
quence, and no one would regret this
more than v ould Covernor Shaw.
All Iowa people greatly love 'Tama"
Jim Wilson, and feel that he is the
right man in the right place in this and
other admii. strations. With Allison
as senate le;. dor. Henderson as speaker
of the house aid with the prosjiect
now of two meinlurs of the cabinet,
the state Is undoubtedly greatly hon
ored and largely influential la national
Colleeted the Money, font
Danville. Ills., Dee. 2i'.. W. O. Tol
lard. of Farmer City, and II. Bollock,
of St. Ixuis, have been bound over to
the grand Jury on a charge of swind
ling. Over fifty women appeared
against then . They, in company with
a man of the name of Quigley, can
vassed for an alleged magazine and
riiomisert big prizes. Ouiglev collected
u,e money, but failed to deliver ut th
r.e nd skicped out.
KILLED IN COLLISION
Bad Wreck on the Canadian PaeinV,
in "Which Many Lives
Sault Ste, Marie, Ont., Dec. 20.
The local express and working train
on tlie Canadian Pacific collided last
night between here and Webbood
while, running at full speed. Four
men or more were killed and severa.1
severely injured. The crew of the
working train which contributed most
to the killed were from Michigan Soo
with the exception of Engineer Mc-
Devit. The names of the dead were
can. and noes not so reaonv get com
mand of new appliances; and. second,
that it is not the custom of the coun
try for an Knglislmian. whether nie-
caanic. clerk or laborer, to work as
hard as an American.
Then. Uk. states Bovle.. the English
workman Is inclined to split very tine
hairs; he will often refuse to do any
thing outside a certain line rigidly laid
down by the custom of his craft gen
erally, and by his trade union in par
ticular. As an example of this trait
Boyle cites a number of instances
when strikes have been brought on by
such an apparently trivial dispute as
to whether engineers or shipwrights
should pla"e an electric dynamo in
Quite recently in a seaside town
there was a strike of teamsters be
cause their employer refused to dis
charge an enterprising driver who had
whipped up his horse and made a jour
ney to a neighboring town three hours
ipiicker than they themselves had
been accustomed to do tne distance.
"In the meantime," savs Consul
Boyle in closing his report, "now is the
:me for American manufacturers to
get a stronger foothold in this coun
EDNA WALLACE H0PPEE
Makes a Deal With Her Jlrotlier for a
Chicago, Dec. 20. Thomas Wallace,
the only hrother of Edna Wallace
Hopper, the actress, and a joint hei
with her to a fortune of over ?20,-
O'-MK has relinquished his claim to the
( state for ."on cash and promise of
$pxi a month during his life. Thomas
Wallace has lived in Chicago for ye .rs
and is engaged in the saloon business
Mrs. Wallace, the mother, after being
widow for many years, married a
i ich man, who. dying, left her his for
tune. Soon after Edna Wallace Hop
per received word of her mother's
When the will was probated it was
found that Mrs. Dunsuieier had left
the bulk of her fortune to her daugh
tor and .$.".().hm) to her son. to be paid
to him when he reached the age of 4.'
oars. Since the death of his mother
Thomas Wallace has frequently ap
pealed to his sister for assistance,
reeling that some kind of an agree
ment should be made with her broth
or Miss Hopper came to Chicago, ac
companied by her attorney, and made
the deal described above.
EIGHT MEN PROBABLY DROWNED
Another of l-'loncester'a Vessw-ls Is on the
Lit of the Mining.
Cloueester. Mass., Dec. 2(1. Eight
men are believed to have lost their
lives in the probable foundering of the
schooner Eliza II. Bark hurst, of this
port, which was posted yesterday by
its owners as missing.
The I'arkliurst. commanded by Cap
tain John D. McKinnon, sailed from
the Bay of Islands. Nd.. Nov. 21. for
this port with a crew of six men and
one passenger. Lawrence McDonald,
of this city. The, boat carried, a cargo
of herring. A gale sprang up Nov. 5
and in it the Parkhurst is believed to
Wall Street Gives Away 91,500,000.
New York, Dec. 20. Old Santa
Chi us visited Wall street and called
at Uncle Sam's sub-treasury, where he
tilled his sack, ne took out over $1,
rxxi.noo in bright, shining silver coins
of the latest vintage and in the bright
est of yellow eagles and double eagles.
Then he went around to many broker
age and banking hout.es, where he dis
tributed his packages, the recipients
ranging from little messengers to the
managing clerks and future partners.
Afflecks Sell their Patrimony.
London. Dec. 20. Cecil Rhodes,
managing director of the British South
Africa company, has Just purchased
the Dalhani Hall estate, near New
market, which comprises an imposing
Ceorgian residence, tmilt In 1704 by
Bishop Ely, and 3,475 acres of
fine shooting, for about 100,000.
The Dalham estate has been in the
possession of the Aflleck family for
two centuries and is now the residence
of Sir KoiK-rt Aflleck.
HAND TO HAND ENCOUNTER
OCCURS IN THE PHILIPPINES
Washington, Dec. 2G. The war de
partment today was ud vised by Gen.
Chaffee at Manila that company F,
21st infantry, had a desperate hand
to hand encounter in a gorge six
miles southwest of San Jose, Batin-
gas, the 23d.
Twenty-two of the enemy were
Private A. Connelly and Private
Patrick Carney received ugly wounds
from the bolos.
Ex-President Cleveland- condition.
Princeton. X. J., Dec. 20. Ex-President
Cleveland's condition was, if
anything, more favorable yesterday.
He showed a greater disposition io
move about, and while he did not at
Breaks Up a Christmas
ueieDration in an
OUT OF OLD GRUDGE
One Faction Goes Look
ing for Trouble
and Gets It. ;
Piketon, Ohio, Dee. 20. During a
religious service at a small country
church at Pike post office last nieht
harles and Orrin Day appeared
slightly intoxicated and announced
that they had come to "clean the
Leggs" family with whieli the boys
had frequently quarreled.
General Ftcht Follows.
A general fight resulted in the
church and around it, women and
children shrieked and sought safety
from the revolvers and knives by
jumping out of the windows. Unly
the minister remained.
Six Fatally Hart.
At. the close six men lay fatally
hurt Orrin and Charles Day, West-
ly Eegg, Joseph Williams, John Cur
rant. Leabon Williams and many
others were slightly hurt.
Killing: in Iowa.
Des Moines, la.. Dee. 20. The Xews
Melrose sjiecial states that City Mar
shal Thomas Knowles shot and killed
Danit-I C-irriiy, who was intoxicated
and drew a weapon on him.
FIFTY CENTS ON THE HUNDRED
That I t the Tax Kate in Illinois for tbo
Year 1901 Same as Last Year.
Springfield, Ills., Dec. 20. Fifty
cents on $100 valuation is the tax rate
in Illinois for the year 1U01. This rate
is the same as that of the year 1900,
although the assessment Is increased
over last year by $lSI.37r,410. Under
the appropriations madebytlielastgen
eral assembly, however, $500,000 more
money must be raised this year than1
last, when the levy did not produce
enough money to meet the appropria
tions. In fixing the rate at oO cents
tlie otlicials took into consideration
erty losses in collection of the taxes,
removals of personal property, defunct
corporations, business failures, etc.
Auditor McCuIlough was officially
notified of the rate by Covernor Yates,"
fixing the rates in detail as follows:
Ceneral state purposes, designated as
"revenue fund," 3.88 mills on each dol
lar. State school purposes, designated
"state school fund," 1.12 mills on each
dollar. These two rates added make 5
mills on the $1, or 50 cents on the $ 100
The grand aggregate assessment for
the year, as prepared by Captain W.
11. Enbanks, chief clerk in the audit
or's office, is as follows: Equalized as
sessment by local assesors, $S91,34.'S,-
533: railroad tangible property. $83,
1S1.77S: railroad capital stock. $3,103.-
AV2: capital-stock of corporations oth
er than railroads, ?-l.4i ,'J4j: total or
grand aggregate assessment, $90O.lOS.
M,". Assessment for 1000. $S0!.733.405;
increase for 1001 over 1900, $180,375,
410. Indiana Law I'nconstltntlonal.
Indianapolis. Dec. 20. .Judge Carter,
or the sujierior court, has decided the
case of the state against the Commer
cial insurance company, sustaining tho
company's demurrer and holding that
the act under which the state auditor
seeks to examine the books of special
charter companies is unconstitutionaL
Was a Friend of Kit Carson.
Denver. Colo.. Dec. 2G. C. C. Bange,
a friend of Kit Carson, a veteran of the
Mexican war and a Colorado pioneer
guide and Indian fighter, died at AI
tona. Boulder county, Colo., aged 74
Train Wrecked and Itu rnru.
Dallas, Tex.. Dee. 20. The Missouri,
Kansas and Texas north-bound pas
senger train, due In Dallas at 11 :20 p.
m., Tuesday, was wrecked aud almost
completely burned six miles south of
here. Three persons were injured but
no one Killed. lue passengers eie
shaken up but none seriouslj" hurt.
tempt to come nowu mmrs ana T3K9
part in his children's Christmas he
showed considerable Interest in the
feu from an .-- iuuui;i, "" " " "
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 20. A man
supposed to lie Troy Nicholson, of Des
Moines. Ia., fell from the "L" road via
duct at the Union station last night
and was probably fatally injured. He
fell on his face, which was cut in a
terrible manner, and his right leg was
broken at the knee.
Got. Shaw Is Indorsed.
Qniney Ills., Dec. 20. The Quincy
chamber of commerce assembled and
passed resolutions indorsing the choice
of Leslie M. Shaw for secretary of the
treasury. Governor Shaw was the
guest of the organization - at a lan-j
duet recently. ' i