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VOL. LI. NO. CI.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., MONDAY, DECEMBER 150, 1901.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
About to Do to
ULTIMATUM IS COMING
Announced That Com
Exists With U. S.
London, Dec. 30. A dispatch to the
Central .News from Berlin says it is
believed certain here that an ulti
matum will le issued within three
days and then an attack un Vene
zeula will follow directly after.
In adidtion to the Vinota and Falke
two train ships and the cruiser Deier
will be ordered to Laguira.
Relations Not Broken.
In the meantime it is officially an
nounced that the German charge d
affairs has not left Caracas and that
diplomatic relations are not - yet
An agreement has been reached be
tween Germany and the United
States in regard to the German course
of action in Venezuela.
DEATH IN A STORM
Havoc "Wrought in the States
Georgia, Alabama and
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 30. Torrents of
rain the pr.st two days in Georgia,
Alabama and Tennessee and portions
of .North talolina caused the death tit
four persons as f,ir :is known, and in
flicted serious damage to all kinds of
Philadelphia. Pa., Dec. 30. Ilain,
which has fallen almost incssantly
fcinee Saturday evening, has resulted
in a dangerous freshet in the Schuyl
kill river and today the water of that
stream is 1 3 Va feet above normal.
Many large industrial plants have
suspended work and bridges have
been wrecked and railroad 1 racks
and cellars submerged. Dwellings
are flooded and many residents along
the river today sought safer quar
ters. Pittsburg. Pa., Dec. 30. The threat
ened flood, as the result of a heavy
rain fall Saturday and Sunday, was
averted by the odd snap and rivers at
this point will not reach over the 20
FATHER CROWLEY -
HAS ENTERED A MONASTERY
Chicago, Dec. 30. The News today
pays Father Jeremiah .1. Crowley, the
excommunicated priest of the Cath
olic church at Oregon, III., has left
Chicago to do penance in a western
monastery in order that heinay lx
restored to standing in the "chruch.
The location of the monastery is not
CONGRESS TO BE ASKED
TO VINDICATE SCHLEY
New York, Dee. 30. Captain .James
Parker one of Schley's counsel, said
today that Schley regards the case as
closed, but his friends will ask con
gress to vindicate him by retiring him
on full pay and reimbursing him for
the expense of his trial.
Democrat Make a Move.
New York, Dec. 30. The Manhattan
club has arranged to give a reception
to Its non-resident memlwrs on Satur
day evening, Feb. S2. UHKl. The pri
mary object of the reception, as stat
ed is "the bringing together of Iiemo
crats throughout the country for the
purpose of reviving the Interest of the
people in the fundamental doctrines
upon which our Democratic govern
ment was founded
Dps Molar Man Dies at Kansas City.
Kansas City. Dec. SO. Troy Nichol
son, of Des Moines, an engineer on the
Chicago Great Western railroad, died
at the city hospital in this city Satur
day as the result of Injuries he sus
tained by falling from the viaduct of
the elevated railroad near the Union
station last Tuesday night. Telegrams
have been received from a sister in
Denver and a brother-in-law In Omaha.
Tin Plant To He Dismantled,
Elwood, Iud., Dec. SO. Henry Duff
ett has been sent to Atlanta with In
structions to move the big stacks of
the tinplate mills'. This leads to the
belief that the plant is to be disman
tled by the trust and the mills re
moved to this city. The mills at At
lanta have leen idle since the steel
strike. The plant covers seven acres.
Saginaw nen Mea. vt ixloni at Chlcajfo.
Chicago, Dec. GO. A delegation from
Saginaw. Mich., headed 1y Mayor
Bauni and composed of city officials,
was In Chicago Saturday inspecting the
bascule bridges. Saginaw is about to
build a bascule bridge HK) feet long
by 80 feet wide, at an estimated cost
gt -W,00q. -
"LINE FENCE" IS NEXT
Isthmian Canal Question Being Set'
tied, John Bull Wants to
Washington, Dec. 30. It Is expect
ed that efforts will be renewed before
long for the settlement of the numer-
-ous controversies which have long ex
isted between the United States and
Great Britain growlug out of relations
along the Canadian border, the Atlan
tic fisheries, warships on the great
lakes, the Alaskan Iiouudary, und other
qestioTis. Heretofore the negotiations
designed to secure a settlement of the
matters recited have not proved effec
tive, largely because of the cumlicr
some machinery of negotiation; and
this has led to a belief that much more
could be accomplished by direct nego
tiations between Secretary Hay and
Lord Pauncefote on the main points.
and the subsequent assembling of a
commission representing the United
States, Great Britain ami Canada to
give form to the basis of agreement
Now that the British government
has yielded the Clayton-Bulwer treaty
and other points in the isthmian nego
tiation it desires to take up some of
the other questions in which it has
imiMrtant interests involved. Lord
Fauncefotr desires to clear up all
pending differences and have a "clean
slate"' before his present term as am
bassador comes to a close. When he
came to Washington there were four
great issues Iwtween the two govern
ments. Ibe first of these was the
Bering sea controversy, which had
reached sn acute stage. Diplomacy
disposed of this issue. The second is
sue was over ' enezuela. which, like
the seal question, at one time threat
ened war. But the efforts of diplo
macy were again cccssful In avert
ing trouble and bringing about a set
tlement. ,TLe third important issue
was on the isthmian canal, which has
been satisfactorily disposed of by the
recent Hay-Panncefote treaty.
This leaves only one issue remaining
in order to bring about the "clean
slate," namely, the border controversy,
both as to Canada and Alaska. The
British officials usually link these var
ious boundary controversies together.
as they are more or less connected. At
present a modus vivendi exists as to
the Alaskan lwundary, chiefly for the
purpose of avoiding a clash along the
border and holding each side in check
until a final lioundary is determined
upon. It seems to lie conceded on iotn
sides that the modus cannot le carried
on inde Snitely, and that sooner or lat
er the main question of establishing a
permanent boundary must be settled.
Lord Ijinsdownes desire to take up
the question was expressed clearly in
his note to Secretary Hay last spring,
when the British government Ucclim-d
to accept the senate amendment to the
first Ilay-Paunoefote treaty, and he
has recently expressed a similar desire.
STRIKE STARTS IN DOVER
THAT PROMISES TO EXPAND
Dover, N. II.. Dec. 30. Claiming
that they were paid less than other
workmen employed on the same class
of goods elsewhere 00 weavers at the
Cocheco cotton mills here struck to
day. It is feared that the entire mill
force of the city numbering about
3,s(X) will lecome involved.
MOTHER AND SON ARRESTED
Former on a C'hmrjje of Being- Accessory to
Beating a Man to Death.
Sheibyville. Did.. Dec. :.(. George
Scott lies dead in hls.hnme near Mari
etta, this county, and Clarence Sande
fur and his mother are in Jail, charged
with his mnrder. During the last few
months the men engaged in frequent
disputes over the location of loundary
lines of their lands. Friday evening
Scott was driving by the home of
Sandefur with a load of fodder. II?
Mopped in front of the house and the
men had a light.
Scott was liadly leaten. Scott died
from the effects of blows, and Satur
days morning Sandefur was placed in
Jail on the charge of murder. He is
! years of age and lives with his
mother, who is under arrest as acces
sory to the crime.
Brformation by Hypnotism.
Terre Haute. I ml.. Dec. .'lo. .Tudse
Davis, president of the board of chil
dren's, guardians, has given his consent
for Professor Henry, of a Chicago
chocl of hypnotism, to experiment
with the children in the home main
tained by the board. It is Mr. Henry's
theory that by hypnotic suggestion ho
can start a train of thought In the
minds of the children for liettor things
Carnegie AVI 11 Make It Kasy.
Washington, Dec. 30. President
Roosevelt h.is received Information
from Andrew Carnegie that is exiiected
to enable him to submit to congress a
form of gift of to.ooo.ooo to the Unit
ed States for higher education. This
offer will not lie in londs of the United
States Steel Coriioratloii. as formerly
promised, but In a form expected to le
Military Funeral for Sewell.
Trenton. N. J., Dec. 30. Governor
Voorhees. of New Jersey. Issued an or
der Saturday announcing the death of
Senator Sewell. By arrangement with
Adjutant General Corbin the war de
partment will send four companies of
artillery to attend the funeral as part
of the military escort. Sewell was a
division commander of the New Jersey
Old Kininch to Have Waited.
Flint. Mich.. Dec. 30. Mrs. Chirlndn
Chattield. an old resident oi the coun
ty, ended her life Friday afternoon in
Flushing by hanging. She went to her
liedroom in the house of her son. Ham
lol Chatfield. and looped a handker
chief about her neck and over a led
post. afterward sitting down and slow
ly choking to death. She was 7(1
jreaxs Id. . - ,
New Secretary of the Treasury
Denies a Reported , Inter
views with Him.
HAS A HIGH OPINION OF GAGE
Speech Shaw Made in Nebraska
Which May Give a Line on
His Present Views.
t?es Moines. Ia., Dec. 30. Governor
Chaw, when seen by the Associated
Press correspondent Saturday, denied
having given an iutervlew regarding
Secretary (Sage's treasury policy. On
the contrary he has positively refused
to give any such Interviews. Fearing
that he had been misunderstood or mis
quoted he has authorized The Beglster
to publish the following concerning his
alleged commitment to any described
treasury administrative, policy: "I
have spoken in the highest and most
complimentary terms of Secretary
Gage's administration of the otiice of
secretary of the treasury. ' Further
than that I have not spoken, and shall
not speak. This statement must be
given no other Interpretation than that
I do not propose to discuss these prolw
lems at this time."
Speech He Made in Xrbraoha.
Governor Shaw says that the near
est he has come to an expression of
opinion on the asset currency question
was in a speech delivered at Norfolk,
Neb., last April, but he would not say
Just what his expression of views was.
The portions of the speech referring.
to asset currency are as follows: "I
have been asked to say something on
the subject of bank circulation based
on :issets. J his Is not an Issue In poll-
tics, nor have we any legal provision
therefor. 1 shall, therefore, not at
tempt to defend it. I am willing.
however, to go on record as in favor
of an elastic currency, and if I be
lieved there was no other way to se
cure an elastic currency other than as
set currency, then I should advocate
such an issue.
Ouestinn of Control of Volume.
"I am mindful of the fact that It is
claimed that an elastic currency places
the control of the volume in the hands
of the bankers. Who should eontnj
the volume? 1 am willing the r-.V.t
roads shall determine the number of
cars to be used, for they will built?
irs as long as there is a demand for
them. The cars of the western rail
roads are all employed when the crops
are being moved; but literally acres
of oars stand on side trucks retired
from circulation while the crops are
A Hurt Iiillii;j Not Necessary.
"Hut as I have said. I do not liollovi.
It necessary to resort to asset banking
in order to provide an clastic currency.
1 recognize a public prejudice akin
to fear airainst a currency based on
assets, and prejudice, so long as it ex
ists, constitutes an element of danger,
even when the thing litself against
which the prejudice lies contains no
clement of iang r."
(illADl'ATKI) TAX ON' flKKENCY
Scheme t lie Governor Thonght Would Give
the Required Elasticity.
The governor then proceeded to out
line a plan he believed would give the
desired elasticity. Said he: "I be
lieve that a graduated tax on currency
based on government bonds would re
sult in elasticity. That I may make
myself clear permit an illustration, but
do not understand me as advocating
or so much as intimating the correct
ness of t he scale of taxation I suggest.
I make It only to bring out an idea.
Suppose banks were permitted to k;
sue a volume of circulation equivalent
to one-fourth of their capital stock at
a tax of. say, one-fourth ior cent.
Tnen permit an Increase of one-half its
capital stock at one-half per cent.,
then to incrase again to three-fourth
at n relatively increased rate, ami then
to increase again to equal its capital
Mock, at one per cent. ia.
"I believe this would induce the
banks to carry a larger volume of gov
ernment bonds. They are good assets,
especially for banks with large depos
its. Then, instead oi selling these
bonds to increase its cash
they would be kept on deposit In
Washington, ami on call an increase of
circulation would be issued, to be re
tired when not needed.
"When a western bank now needs
more circulation more cash it re-discounts
its commercial paper and 1
compelled to redeem it at a given date
and pay a much higher rate. Let the
banks be permitted to Increase their
circulation when needed, to be retired
os soon as the demand for It ceases,
and keep ever present the Inducement
to retire it when not needed and elas
ticity Is secured.
"I repeat that currency based on as
sets contains, in my judgment, no cle
ment of danger except popular preju
dice. This will vanish as the question
is discussed and explained by thos-?
who make a study of it. The depos
itor would be in no worse condition
than now. Whenever a bank falls the
assignee finds its bankable commer
cial paper hypothecated. In other
words, it has Increased its circulation
by sending its assets to some other
hank and liorrowing circulation at a
high rats f interest, and It does this
even after it Cffises to be solvent. It
certainly would be no worse to allow
a government issue after special ex
amination." Ionian KI1U a White Man.
Sprlngview, Neb., Dec. 30. Word is
received here of the killing of a white
man named William BeJllole by a
half-breed Indian by the name cfJoe
Boucher. The shooting occurred' at
the ranch of Jack LI bolt, thirty miles
northeast of here.
What a Drunken Fury lid.
Pafiucali. Ky.. Dec. .TO. In a drunk
en furv yesterday William Boles. Jr.,
hot-and killed his father and prob
ably - fatally wounded his mother at
Irvine Depot, Ky. ,
MAN OR WOMAN?
Arrest in Michigan Under Charge of
Fraud Develops Strange
Milwaukee. Wis., flee. 30. Frank
Pause, alias O. W. Lloyds, alias Mrs.
O. H. Saunders, Is under arrest here on
the charge of using the United States
mails to defraud. Pause is accused
of masquerading sometimes as a
tramp, sometimes as a business man.
at other times as a stylishly dressed
woman, and again as a hunchbacked
boy. The officers who made the ar
rest do not know whether their pris
oner is a man or a woman.
He was arrested as a hunchbacked
boy. On his head was a stocking cap.
which, when removed, showed another
cap such as women wear when bath
ing. Under this inner cap was coiled
a roll of soft, silken blonde hair, of
which any woman might le proud.
Kause. when arrested, denied that he
is a woman. Dressed as a man he is
a slender, smooth-faced youth. Be
hind his arrest there is alleged to be
a far-reaching scheme to defraud jew
elers in all parts of the country.
Those Taken From British by
Wet When He Bushed
London. Dec. TO. The war office has
received a dispatch from Lord Kitch
ener, dated Johannesburg, saying that
the British prisoner captured wl::
the Boers successfully rushed Colonel
Firman's camp at Zeefontein. Dec. '24,
have leii liberated and returned to
The fight at Zeefontein eo.t the Brit
ish fifty-seven killed and probably
twice that number wounded, and add
ed immensely to the prestige of De
Wet, w hose loss, so far as reported yet
amounted to two wagon loads of dead
and wounded. He u.i just what he
went for. The British lost one of the
best opiortunities they ever had to
catch this wily Boer in a trap.
They were encamped on the north
ern slope of a hill the southern slope
of which was declivitous, so much so
in the mind of the British officer in
command that he didn't think it neces
sary to adequately guard that side of
his camp. The Boers, l.'Jiso strong.
dimled that side and swept through
I he camp of -loo men. catching many
of them just roused from sleep.
FISH IN WATER TANK
Must Have Been Thrown Up There
From the Si-te of Pretty
Red Bud. Ills.. Dee. :;. .lames
White, a brakemau for the Louisville
and Nashville ririlroad. had an exciting
time catching a twcnty-tivo-iou:id fish
in the water tank at Queen's Lake,
near here. White said there was com
paratively little water in the tank
when the engineer stopped there to
take water for the locomotive. When
the supply in the engine had been re
plenished a great splashing was heard
in the tank, which caused the train
men to make an Investigation.
Cn climbing the ladder at the top of
the tank and looking inside a large
fish was discovered flopping about on
the 1 tot torn, with hardly enough water
to cover it. White got a pair of rub
ber boots from the calioose and climbed
down into the tank, and after some
trouble captured the fish. As It Is im
jiossible for a fish weighing twenty
five pounds to have gotten through the
four-Inch pipe nsod for pumping the
water into the tank, its presence is
accornted for on the theory that it
must have been pumped in there sev
eral years ago. There is a screen over
the mouth of the feed iiipe.
SERIOUS FATAL COLLISION
OCCURS III WEST VIRGINIA
Farksersburg, W. Va., Dee. 30.
Two men are missing and tine badly
injured, an engine and four cars are
at the foot of an embankment, ami
two other cars wrecked and lf feet
of track torn up ns a result of the
collision with a heavy rock by the
west-bound freight on the 1. & ).
railroad near Long Kuu this morn
ing. The engine struck the rock, which
had rolled down from the hill, just
as the train came out of a tunnel.
The two missing men are Fireman
llile and Brakeman Putnam, both of
Grafton. They are probably dead
lieneath the wreck. Heavy ruins
loosened the rock.
Sell ley anil romurl Conrer.
Washington. Dec. 30. Admiral
Schley was joined at his apartments
at the IUchinond Saturday by his coun
sel, who came from Baltimore to see
what further steps, if any, were to be
taken in the Schley case. After the
conference none of the participants
Old Chicago Theatre Burned.
Chicago. Dee. 3. While flames
swept through the cM Park theatre In
State street Saturday an audience of
nearly 'J.otio person at Hopkins' thea
tre, next door, tiled out quietly and
every semblance of a stampede was
avoided. The loss ou the old theatre
Came from Alaka for a Wife.
Toledo. O., Dee. 't N. F. Grand
ran arrived in this city Saturday morn
ing from Dawson City. Alaska, and
married Miss Rose Kicard. O rand ran
came here from Alaska for the solepur
pose of being married, lie aud his
iu-ide left at once for Alaska. .-
AH SIN'S PROGRESS
Sensation Caused by a Recent
Social Function at Our
Embassy at Peking.
DOWAGEE IS TO ASSEBT HEESELF
Foreign Knvoya Insist on a Social
Stipulation Question or G Hard
ing the Legations.
Peking. Dec. SO. Considerable sen
sation has been caused in Chinese offi
cial circles by a dinner given at his
residence by United States Minister
Conger, and which was attended by
the leading officials of the Chinese for
eign office. Among the officials pres
ent were Ma Tung, a former Boxer
leader, and Wang Wen Shao. one of
the Chinese plenipotoniaries. The din
ner was attend by several American
ladies. It was formerly the custom for
prominent Chinese officials never to
enter a foreign legation except upon
the most formal occasions, while the
meeting of foreign ladies socially
would have been considered as degrad
ing as would the associating with Chi
nese women upon the same footing.
This event is significant of the pro
gressive tendency of today, which has
recently been manifested in many
Dowager I still in Kvidciioe.
A party of Manohu princes, includ
ing Prince Su. collector of taxes on
goods entering Peking, started Satur
day to meet the Chinese court. Prince
Su intends to prove his claim to lie
sent as an envoy to Groat Britain upon
the occasion of the coronation of King
F.dward. The dowager empress is
making vigorous efforts to assert her
self before the Chinese populace, with
:i view of retrieving the prestige lost
by her during the last few years. The
programme for the court's return to
Peking provides that the emperor shall
precede the dowager empress to this
city in order that he may be enabled
to meet the dowager empress with
great honors at the station when she
Decision of the Foreign Ministers.
The ministers of the foreign powers
at Peking have agreed that when the
Chinese court returns here, if they are
merely invited to dine with the tsuug-li-yamen
as heretofore, instead of with
the Chinese emperor in the palace, as
was recently stipulated, that they will
all refuse the invitation. Two thou
sand additional Chinese troops entered
Peking last Friday.
Legation! Supplied With (inns
The Austrians have mounted two
large guns upon trie fortifications sur
rounding their legation. The other
foreign legations keep .their guns con
cealed. Although the British are well
supplied with artillery and the Ger
mans can occasionally be seen drilling
on their g!a-is with field and rapid-tire
guns, the Americans, who hold the
crucial position at the Clia Men gate,
are not supplied wiiU artillery. With
the approval of American Minister
Conger Major Bubertsou, of the Ninth
infantry, commandhig the legation
guard, applied to the war department
for two gjins. This application was
refused because when the department
consulted W. W. Koekhill. siieeial com
missioner, on the matter the latter re
pliix.l that artillery was not needed, and
that Its presence would be harmful.
Run! Makes Another Oral.
At New Chwang the Russians have
secured control of the telegraphs and
ables. This action on the part of
Ilussia is auit:g disputes between
that country and the foreign consuls at
MAY JOIN Y0HE ON THE STAGE
Kepnrtt'd That f'it:iln stionx I in Fi
S;:n Francisco. Dec. SO. Bolurning
tourists who were entertained by Ma
jor Putnam Brndlco Strong and May
Vol.p in Yokohama, state that the ac
tress expects to In come a mother next
March. Feuding the event Strong and
his companion, it Is said, will maintain
their present expensive establishment
in Yokohama. Afterward. Strong de
clares, they will go to Manila.
Strong has, moreover, announced his
pui-Mise to go on the stage with May
Yohe. Some of his guests got the im
pression that he intends to make his
debut in Manila. The reason for the
move is said to be lack of ready,
money. One of those who have been
entortain"d by Strong sees in ins
actions evidence of pa rest.
Fomxl a Shortage in the Cash.
New York. Dee. ;iO. The city com
missioners of accounts reported to
Mayor Van Wyck that they had made
special examination of the cash ac
counts of which Charles A. Allien wis
acting as trustee and acting treasur
er for Commissioner of Charities Kel
ler, and that they had found a short
age of SS.1S7. In the absence of Mr.
Alden's cash and checkbook, the com
missioners lo not certify to the exact
ness of their findings. Alden went to
Philadelphia on Dec. 21 and has not
been heard from since.
Hellene He Has a (iold Mine.
LaCrosse, Wis. .Dee. SO. Herman
Schultz has discovered what is be
lieved will prove a" rich gold mine on
the farm of John Schultz in (Jilmore's
valley, a few miles north of this city.
The lirst assay showed $4 per ton of
gold.- ?2 of silver and a quantity of
copjK'r. The lind is in the same spot
where copper was discovered about
two months ago. Schultz Is organiz
ing a slock company to work the claim.
Cives the Soldiers a Itetter Show.
Washington. Dec. SO. The president,
at the instance of the veteran asso
ciations, h.is amended the civil service
rules applicable to the rural free de
livery service so as to except from the
operation of the age limit veterans of
the civil and Spanish-American war3
who tile applications for appointment
as carriers. , r
Work of a Water Spout in a Morocco
Town Appalling Death
Tangier, Morocco, Dec. 30. A "wat
ersixnit has burst over the town of
Saffe, Morocco. It inundated the low
pr part of the town for the space of
twelve hours, sweeping everything In
to the sea. Two buudred persons are
reiorted to have been drowned. There
are no Europeans among the dead. The
damage to Saffe is enormous.
SafTe Is a fortified seaport town of
Morocco. It has a population of 12,-
Ooo. including about 3.mk Jews. It is
enclosed by massive walls and has a
palace and a small fort.
PROMINENT GRAIN MAN
EXPIRES IN CHICAGO
Chicago, Dec. 30. Frank if. Peavy,
of Minneapolis, credited with bein
the largest owner of grain elevators
in the country, died here this morn
ing of pneumonia, aged 52. The body
will be taken to Minneapolis tonig-ht,
where the funeral takes place.
HE IS WANTED IN IOWA
To Serve Out a Term in Prison, Having:
Violated His Parole.
Kansas City, Dec. 30. The police
av that a nrisoinr who was arrested
at the Union station here Thursday
night, and who was shot turougn tne
foot while trying to escape, is James
ItnrL-p with in.inv aliases, who has
served several terms in prison and has
been accused of numerous crimes.
Ilurke was arrested at Leadville,
Colo., in lS'.tS as the man who robled
W. G. Pollock, of New York, of $20,
000 worth of diamonds on a train
hound from Omaha to Sioux City. He
was sentenced under the name of
Frank Sherd iff to seventeen years in
the Iowa state prison, but was pa
roled. He violated his parole by leav
ing Iowa, and will be taken back.
Governor Shaw has requested the po
lice to hold him.
BASE BALL PLAYER. FLINN DEAD
Passes A way on the Street, After Giving
1 p a Trip West for Health.
Chicago, Dee. 30. George A. Flynn,
a well-known professional ball player,
died suddenly at Clark aud Van Buren
streets Saturday from the effects of a
severe hemorrhage of the lungs. He
had been suffering from consumption
for some time, and had planned to take
the train fur Ari.oua Saturday.
Just after ro.y hing the railway sta
tion, however, lie decided that he
would prefer to die in Chicago, and
turned back home, but met his death
before he was able to reach his desti
nation Flynn played four yetffs un
der Watkins at Indianapolis and one
year at Milwaukee.
Six Men me In a Coal snait. r
Hartshorn. I. T.. Deo. SO. At shaft
No. 1 of the MeAlester Coal company
here Saturday, while the cage was as
cnding with einht men it jumped its
guides alMiut loo feet from the liottoni
of the shaft. Six of the eight men
were killed. They were caught be
tween tlie cage ami the buntings, and
their bodies dropped to the bottom of
the shaft. The names of three of the
killed are Alexander Uomanchok.
Michael Pertke and II. Ketchok. All
the killed were Pussians.
Donif'n Ofl'er to Stevenson,
Chicago. Dee. SO. iwev. John Alex
ander Dowie. of the "Zion" church,
has sent a letter to the lawyer of Sam
uel Stevenson, who has lieen suing him
for a large sum of money and charging
fraud, offering to pay a reasonable sum
of money to Stevenson in settlement of
the linancial end of the business, pro
vided that Stevenson will retract the
charges of fraud and make the retrac
tion part of the record in the case.
I.lnh That Connects John Weber.
Dnquoin. Ills.. Dec. SO. John Web
er. -10 years old. was arrested at St.
Louis liy Detective Harrington in con
nection with the murder of Ewald
Eiobborn. a farmer, in his home near
this place on the night of Doe. 7. The
link connecting Weber with the trag
edy is a leather-covered memorandum
book containing his name and former
address, which was found in a wood
shed in the rear of the house where
the body v.-as found.
Death of a Itase Hall Manager. . """"
Chicago, Dec. 30. Michael J.
O'Prien, former alderman and base
ball manager, died at his home hero
Saturday of tuberculosis. O'Brien at
one time owned the Omaha base ball
Report of a Railway Disaster.
Omaha. Dee. 30. lteports received
at th local office of the Chicago and
Northwestern railroad tell of a wreck
on that road at Malta, Ills., sixty miles
west of Chicago. In which several
were .killed and injured. Among those
killed are George Kudio and his wife.
of this city: Nichols, of Council
Bluffs Is reported seriously hurt.
Illinois W. C. T. V. Committee.
Decatur, Ills.. Dec. 30. The state
executive committee meeting of the
minors Women's Christian Temper
ance Union was held at the Methodist
church, with a large attendance. It
was voted to hold the next state con
vention at Teoria. the time to be fixed
by the committee.
He Died in the Philippines.
Ann Arlior. Mich.. Dec. 30. Mrs.
Norman Wood, of this city, has re
ceived the sad news of the death of her
son, Walter J. Andrews, who has been
in the Philippines for some time. While
endeavoring to carry a wounded com
rade to the rear he was killed.
All the Olaas Men Not Present.
Muncie, Ind.. Dec. 30. The attempt
to bring together all window glass
manufacturers In the country in Mun
cie Saturday failed, and there was
mad a date for one more meeting, to
occur in Muncie Saturdax. Jan. 4.
Serious Religious Dis
turbance Occurs on
MINISTER LOCKED IN
Detachment of Police is
Met With Volleys
London. Dec. 30. The Island of
Lewis has been the scene of serious
religious riots arising from the union.
of the free and united churches of
Scotland. The islanders refuse to
countenance the alliance and when
the minister at Nets joined the unit
ed church they locked himout of the
A strong force of police was sent
over from the mainland to open the
doors, whereupon the islanders con
gregated, throwing volleys of stones
at the constables and drove them in
side the building and bombarded-
them with rocks until they capitulat
ed and agreed to leave the island.
Police Are Injured.
Kvery member of the police detach
ment was more or less seriously
CHARGED WITH LOOTING
Japanese Division Commander in China.
Yokahoma. Dec. 30. (Jen. Baron
Yamaguchi, who commanded the Jap-
nese troops in China, has resigned
the command of the fifth division of
the Japanese army because public
charges of looting were brought
DAVID SHAFFER DIES
AT NASHVILLE, TENN.
Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 30. David C.
Shaffer, a well known turfman, w
found dead in bed at Gallatin last
evening. Death was due to an acci
dental overdose of morphine.
THE QUEEN IS MUCH BETTER
Accompanies the King to SandrlnKliam
This Afternoon Looking Well.
London, Dec. 30. The king and
queen went to Sandringham this af
ternoon. The queen showed little
trace of sickness.
Wilcox Spirited Away.
Norfolk. Va.. Dec. 30. Deputy Sher
iff Overman, of Elizabeth City. N. C
today informed a representative of
the Associated Press that he brought
.James Wilcox, who is under arrest
in connection with the death of Klin
Cropsey, from Klizabeth City in a
surrey after midnight Saturday, and
placed him in the Portsmouth jail.
The. jail officials deny that Wilcox is
in that place.
Wreck in Ohio.
Tiffin, ()., Dec. 30. Engineer Kcis
ter, Oerator C. J. Chadwick, Fire- .
man Bell .and Brakeman Cosgrove
may die as a rese.lt of a collision be
tween freight trains on the Pennsyl
vania road near here today.
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Systematic i nert or Sugar.
Chicago. Dec. 30. By a series .of
svstematic thefts covering a period of
twelve months, $3,000 worth of sugar
has been taken from the warehouse of
the Graham & Morton Transportation
company. Four men are under arrest
charged with a crime James Evans,
foreman employed at the Graham &
Norton company warehouse; Walter
Swartz. formerly employed by the com
pany; William Fonger, butcher; Iraj
O. Owens, grocer.
Identified aa a RaseaL
Chicago, Dec. 30. Dr. J. B. Thomas,
alias J. J. Dudley, who was arrested
in Philadelphia on Christmas Day, has
been identified through photographs as
the man who is alleged to have swin
dled a Iiidgeville. Ind., business man
out of $3,000 in 18S0. It is charged that
Dudley, or Thomas, has been using
lwigis deeds for bis swindling operac
tions for fifteen years.
Lire Lost at a Fire,
Dallas, Tex., Dec. 30. Newg of s
disastrous fire at Calvert. Tex., reached
Dallas Saturday. Two lives were lost
and two men were seriously injured by.
falling walls. The property loss will
reach $150,000. The dead are Dr. C. C.
Garrett, aged S3 years, and I. Oscar,
killed by a falling wall. Injured: Dan
iel Lavine and H. Ryman.
Obattned a. yulet Divorce.
I-t Crosse, Wis.. Dec. 30. It has Just
leaked out that Mrs. Elsie Gile Scott,
daughter of the late millionaire lum
berman. Abner Gile, was secretly di
vorced from her husband, Robert A."
Scott, by Judge Fruit Friday. Incom
patibility of temper is the charge.
Boy Bitten by a Mad Dog;,
nigin, ills., Dec. 30. Joseph Martin,
10 years old. was bitten by a mad dog
Saturday while protecting his 3-year-old
sister from the animaL The boy's
right hand was severely lacerated and.
his recovery ia doubtful. .