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VOL. Iil, NO. 05.
ROCK ISLAND, rLIi., SATURDAY, JAXUARY 4, 1902-TWELYE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
FRENCH SYNDICATE TO SELL
Makes Offer of Its Panama Canal
Concessions to the United
States for $40,000,000.
Paris, Jan. 4. The directors of the
Panama Canal company today after
a brief session came to a definite de
cision to offer to sell the canal prop
erty ti the United States for $40,000,
00O. The price includes the excava
tions, canal and railroad machinery
and all other items specified in the
isthmian commission's rHrt.
The company's representative t
Washington. M. Bevy, received cabled
instructions today to formally sub
mit the offer to the president.
Washington Government Notified.
Washington, Jan. 4. Acting on ca
ble instructions from-Paris M. Bevy
today formally notified Admiral
Walker, chairman of the isthmian ca
nal commission, that the Panama Ca
nal company was now ready to trans
fer to the United States on the pay
ment of $40,000,000 its properties and
concessions connected with the Panj
ama route across the isthmus. Ad
miral Walker stated the proposition
would be brought to the knowledge
of the secretary of state and presi
Henry C. Tatnm, of St. Ixmis, Takes
His Life Under Sad Cir
cumstances. St. LouisJan. 4. llenry C. Tatum,
secretary and treasurer of the West
ern Commercial Travelers' associa
tion, was found dead in bed at his
resilience here today. Death is suj
K:cd to have resulted from a dose o!
poison whith he took before retiring.
Ill health ancl business difficulties
are beliet'eu to be the cause of ihe
FIRST BLOOD FOR HAKNA
IN OHIO LEGISLATIVE FIGHT
Columbus, O., Jan. 4. In the house
republican caucus McKinnon (II an
na) was nominated ou the first bal
lot for speaker, Ii6 to 30 for Price
Hoard of Control I!U Control.
ft. Paul. Jan. 4. The supreme,
court, by a majority opinion has de
cided that the newly organized stat?
tHarl of control has full charge of all
matters iert.'iinlng to normal schools,
the normal school Itoard having In for
mal cenrt proceedings questioned tlie
right of the loard of control to dictate
In normal matters. This closes a not
able tntest of iuterest to the whole
Dawn To Br in Elgin Tneodaj.
Elgin. Ills.. Jan. 4. Charles O.
Dawes, candidate for I'nited States
senator, will address the Retail Mer
chants and Business Men's association
of Elgin. Jan. 7. A banquet will lx
served and politic barred, according to
a statement made by B. It. Nish presi
dent of the association. Judge Sher
wood will act as toast master.
Convention of Indian Kd orator.
Minneapolis. Jail. 4. Mis Estelle
Reel, government superintendent of In
dian education, has decided to have
the annual convention of those Inter
ested la Indian education, including
the teachers, held here next July in
connection with the session of the Na
tional Educational association.
Well Known Jfcxlfrer State Man Dead.
Milwaukee. Jan. 4. Judge Eugene
S. Elliott, of the circuit court of Mil
waukee county, died suddenly last
night from heart failure at the rooms
of the Milwaukee Whist league, where
he was spending the evening at whist.
Elliott was years old and was well
known tbroushont the state.
VENEZUELA IS ON VERGE
Government in Impoverished Con
dition to Meet Impend
Willemstad, Island Caracas, Jan. 4.
The armed revolutionary steamer
Li'oertador, it is believed here, land
ed an expedition near Barcelona,
Venezuela- Advices received from
Caracas show the Venezeulan govern
ment is without news of tiie move
ments of the Lihertador. The vessels
composing the Venezuelan fleet are
-without coal. Besides their engines
are out of order, therefore. President
Castros ships could not put to sea in
search for the Libertador. About
1..VK) partisans of (Jen. Kiera. the
Venezuelan revolutionary leader,
are awaiting his arrival near Coro,
Venezuela. When Kiera arrives it is
In a Remarkable Proclamation
Received From Phil
ippines. NINE AMERICANS ARE INVOLVED
Seven of, "Whom Are Soldiers and
One Has Been Convicted
Washington, Jan. 4. The war de
partment has received from, the Phil
lipiues a copy of a remarkable proc
lamation signed by nine Americans,
seven of whom are stated to be in the
United States military Rervice, invit
ing American soluiers to desert and
join the ranks of the Filipino sol
diery. Cridler Caae.
Thomas J. Cridler, one of the sign
ers, was recently tried and found
guilty of vreason and sentenced to
life imprisonment, but tien. Chaffee,
because f the absence of conclusive
proof that the accused had commit
ted the overt act, and had leen com
piled to sign the proclamation while
being held a prisoner by the insurg
ents, disapproved the sentence, and
Cridler was ordered set at liberty.
FIRE H ASYLUM
Inmates Ieriti in Instruction of
Virginia Institution for
Norfolk, Va.. Jan. 4. One of the
buildings of the Eastern state hos
pital for the insane at Williamsburg
was destroyed by lire early today. It
is feared one or two inmates per
ished. TASK OF FORMING CABINET
ENTRUSTED TO DR. DANEFF
Sofia, Jan. 4. Prince Ferdinand has
entrusted Dr. Daneflf. minister of for
eign affairs, with the task of forming
a new cabinet.
MIm Helen tioula to Vlalt St. l-oill.
St. Louis. Jan. 4. Miss Helen
Miller Gould, a memlx-r of the oard
of lady managers of the Louisiana
Purchase exposition, and a party of
four r five friends will arrive at St.
Louis on the afternoon of Jan. 1 and
remain In the city until the following
Robert Contradicts a story.
London. Jan. 4. Lord Boberts has
Issued an official contradiction of the
stories circulated on the continent of
the violation of Boer women by the
British troops In South Africa and the
employment of Boer female refugees
for immoral pun0'03-
He Went to Kternltr Cnraing.
Dublin. (5a., Jan. 4. John Bohinson,
a negro, was hanged here yesterday
for assaulting and murdering Bertha
Simmons, colored, last May. Knhinsou
denied his guilt and cursed everybody
wit tin hearing from his cell door to thw
Latest Farls New from Africa.
Paris. Jan. 4. The Courrier du Solr
publishes a report to the effect that the
United States is preparing the way for
Intervention by the powers in South
intended to set the country in a blaze
of revolt. Six other hand f insurg
ents raised by (Jen. Menzes and oth
ers are under arms, but they are
avoiding coining into- conflict with
the government troops until they re
ceive reinforcements of arms and am
uiunition. 1 The Venezulean government is
without money, vainly trying to buy
war supplies in New Vork. It is
further asserted that entploycs of the
government of Venezuela have been
without pay for six months and are
only awaiting; a favorable opportun
ity to take part in the revolt against
DISASTER IN DETAIL
More of the Particulars of
Sinking of the Walla
A SAILING VESSEL THE CAUSE
The Latest Accounts of the Num
ber of Lives
Mn rrancisco, lal., .Ian. 4. it is
not yet definitely known how many
ersons jerished in the wreck of the
steamer Walla Walla. The most
conservative statement places the
number of dead at 10 und missing :tG,
There are still or. the ocean, as far as
known, two rafts. If these are pick
ed up the number of supposed vic
tims may be materially decreased
Eureka, Cal., Jan. 4. Word has just
been received here that a life boat
from the wrecked Walla Walla, con
taining seven passengers, has landed
safely, fifteen miles north of Tridi-
A stage has been dispatched from
frinidad to bring in the survivors.
Eight other passengers who lauded at
Big Lagoon yesterday arrived at Trin
idad late last night. One life boat
which left the Walla Walla with 10
persons arrived at Trinidad with only
nine, the wife of a revenue official
named Ketzchnur, of Tacoma, hav
ing died on board.
San Francisco, Jan. 4. At this writ
ing the representatives of the Pacific
Steamship company say that their lat
est advices from the compauy's agent
in Eureka account for 113 persons who
were on the Walla Walla. This leaves
twenty-seven missing. There are still
one boat and two life rafts missing,
and some hopes are entertained that
possibly the majority of those unac
counted for may have been on these
and have been picked up at sea.
San Francisco. Jan. 4. The collision
at sea early Thursday morning be
tween the steamship Walla Walla und
n unknown sailing vessel resulted in
the sinking of the steamship and the
probable loss of at least twenty lives.
The Walla Walla, owned by the Pacific
Coast Steamship company, sailed from
Sii rFaiiciseo Jn. 1 for Puget Sound
ports. She carried thirty-six first-class
passengers, twenty-right second-clas
and a crew of eighty men. When off
Cape Mendocino, on the California
coast, at 4:lo Thursday morning an
iron bak. believed to be l-"ronoh. loomed
up In the haze and crashed Into the
Walla Walla's 1kw. Then the sailing
vessel slid off into the darkness and
was aWn no more.
Aliwere Anlerp Cxcept Hie VVatrh.
All the passengers and crew of the
Walla Walla, c.vcept the few on watch,
were asleep, but were aroused by the
trash. The steerage quarters were in
the lww. and it is believed that some
of the steerage passengers and crew
were crushed to death. A big hole
was made iu the steamer's bow, and
she sank In thirty-five minutes. The
officers and crew maintained strict
discipline and loats and life rafts
were lowered. All who were not killed
In the collision got off. except Captain
Hall, who went down with his ship.
He was picked up later by one of the
boat, uninjured, with the exception
of a few bruises.
Unowned In an Attempt to Land.
There was a choppy sea running and
the small boats could not make a land
ing on the shore, a few miles distant.
They drifted about all day. and Dually
sixty-five people were picked up by
the steamer Dispatch, which took the in
to Eureka. Another loat under com
mand of Engineer Brown ami contain
ing thirteen ersons attempted to land
at Trinidad and was swamicd. John
Wilkinson, quartermaster; William
Mart el. fireman: J. Hrube. passenger
ami three unknown men were drowned.
When the Dispatch reached Eureka
with the survivors tugs were immedi
ately sent out for missing boats. The
tug Banger picked up one containing
eleven passengers and three of the
TEACHERS OF NEBRASKA
Spelling School I'toim One of the Great
est Attraction of the (lathering.
Lincoln. Neb., Jan. 4. Twelve hun
dred Nebraska teachers attended the
dlfferei.? sectional meetings Thursday
and then'r.stened to finished addresses
by prominent educators from abroad.
"What Is Scientific Teaching?" was
the question President Taylor, of De
catur. Ills., answered In an address
lasting almost t hire-quarters of an
One of the Innovations of this year's
association meeting Is a daily spelling
school for the entire attendance. It
has proven popular and hundreds con
tested. Association policies warmed
up Thursday, but there is less rivalry
for the offices than usual. When an
amendment to the constitution t as
l.ropospd providing that the officers
should le elected by direct vote of the
teachers it was vetoed. Instead a
nominating committee was apioInted
to select candidates ami report. At
night at the Auditorium President W.
M. Beardshear, of Iowa State college,
delivered the association address on
the subject "Sepltudes and Attitudes
of the Teacher."
tru Mfom m ruicenne.
Lincoln. Neb.. Jan. 4. State Auditor
Weston has announced that he has re
voked the license of the National Aid
Association of Kansas to transact the
business of fraternal Insurance in Ne
braska. He says that the association
ts without legal organization to trans
Charged. Against Sherwell, Under
Indictment at Evans
ille. Evansville. Ind., 'Jan. 4. Wilbur S
Sherwell. a farmer member of the po
lice force, has been indicted by the
Yanderburg county grand jury for the
murder of Fannie Butler, a mulatto
woman, whose body was found in a
stable May 13 last. The coroner stat
ed in his verdict that the woman was
choked to death. Several witnesses
appeared before the grand jury and
testified that Sherwell was in the vl
ciulty of the woman's residence the
night she was choked to death.
Sherwell is now under arrest here
charged with the murder of Lena Ben
ner and Georgia -Bailey, whose lodies
were found If a a ditch near the city a
few weeks ago. The coroner in hie
verdh-t charged Sherwell with the mur
der of iKith the Bailey and Bonner wo
man. The police say Sherwell will be
tried for the minder of all three wo
men. . and the theory Is that he
strangled all three to death.
POWER OF A GIRL
Laws of Gravitation Seem to Stand
Aside When She is
Elkhart,- Ind., Jan. 4. Bessie Cur
rier. 1:1 years old. is the center of a
series of remarkable manifestations of
personal magnetism or other abnormal
power, which is exciting attention.
During her presence the laws of gravi
tation are ruthlessly broken by inani
mate objects rolling and tumbling
about, and changing position iu every
conceivable way. Her mother claims
to 1h a spiritualist, and at times sees
the ghostly iuiage of her dead daugh
ter. P.ut Bessie Is troubled with no such
mental disturbances, and can not ex
plain the strange hanoniiigs of which
she seems to be contributing force.
She is a bright and attractive child
possessed of strong vitality, 'with clear
complexion, blond hair and eyebrows
considerably darker. She has bluo
eyes, and altogether Is very prepos
sessing. The strange phenomena will
be further Investigated.
PALftlA HAS VOTES
Cuba Election Itesults In Indisputa
ble Choice for Presi
dent. Havana. Jan. 4. The central board
of scrutiny has made public the re
turns of the election held in Cuba on
Dee. ;;i. Thomas Estrada Palm.t. the
Nationalist candidate for the presi
dency of cuba, has fifty-five electors.
while General Bartolome Maso, the
Deoineratie candidate, who withdrew
from the c'amitaign. has eight electors.
isenor Palma secured the unanimous
electoral delegations from the prov
inces or l'luar Del Bio. Havana. Ma-
tau.ns and Santa Clara, nd one elec
tor from Puero ITincine nd five elec
tors from Santiago. General Maso se
cured three electors from Puerto Prin
cipe ami five from Santiago.
I he following civil governors were
elected: Perez, In Pinar del Bio: Nu
nez, in Havana; Lecuona. in Matanzas:
Gomez . in Santa Clara: Beclo, In
Puerto Principe, and Echevarria, in
KILLED ON RAIL
Four Section Men Bun Down on
Hand Car Near Mon
mouth. Monmouth. 111.. Jan. 4. Four section
men going to work on a hand car this
morning were run down ajid killed
by a Burlington passenger train.
The steam from another train ob
scured the laborers' view of the ap
SAYS HE KILLED PEARL SUTTON
Man She Wan With In the St. Lonh Hotel
ConfeMea the Crime.
St. Louis, Jan. 4. Charles II. II ol
conib. one of the principals In the
Gould hotel tragedy, regained con
sciousness Thursday and told a coher
ent story of the affray in -which he
killed Pearl Sutton. He says that he
and the woman were in his room
drinking, when they quarreled and she
struck him. He picked up a hatchet,
when she shot him.
Then he became frenzied, seized her
arm and turned the pistol against the
woman. The revolver was discharged
several times during tile struggle, the
bullets hitting Pearl in the head and
arm. When she fell he leat her over
the head with the hatchet and after
ward placed the body on the bed, after
-which he lost consciousness.
x ire at sturgeon T.
Sturgeon Bay. Wis., Jan. 4. Fire
Thursday evening destroyed the John
II. Allan Seed company's seed house,
M. Cochem's warehouse, used by the
Goodwln:Harrles company, also seed
men. ami the Falk & Buchan ware
house. The total loss is estimated at
$40.:oo, the bulk of which falls on the
Allan company. The loss Is partly
covered' by Insurance. .
Nachad the Turk Is Freakish.
New York, Jan. 4. John Pienlng
won the wrestling match with Nachad
the Turk at the Grand Central Palace
Thursday night. . Plening won the first
fall in ten minutes and thirty-seven
second. Nachad then refused to come
Subject of Remarks by a Chicago
Judge in an Injunc
HE DECLARES IT PERFECTLY LEGAL
Believes That Alleged Violators of
Kestr ainging Orders Should
Have Jury Trials.
Chicago. Jan. 4. Judge Chetlain, of
the superior court, has granted an in
junction against unlawful picketing
by machinists of the machinery plant
of Bobert Tarrant, ."; Illinois street.
The decision is a radical departure
from the injunctions issued by the fed
eral courts. Judge t'hetlain ends his
order with a strong plea that beforw
any citizen is convicted for violating
an injunction the facts should be
judged by a jury. The jurist holds
that iu such cases the judge issuing
the injunction is too much prejudiced
in favor of his own order to act with
out prejudice. Peaceful picketing is
Origin of the Dimculty.
The Tan: rut case grows out of the
big machinists' strike of last May,
when 2.UOO workmen threw down their
hammers and chisels and left the big
machinery shops of Chicago to stand
idle. A settlement was effected with
the Tarrant coiK-ern. but a short time
ago it was discovered that Tarrant had
taken work for the Allis-Chalmers
plant, where the strike was still rag
ing. Although white-haired and bowed
with age Tarrant defied his men when
they demanded that the work should
be removed. The old octogenarian
said it meant failure in business if he
didn't take any work he could get.
Then Followetl the Picketing.
In spite of this, the machinists,
twenty-five in all. went out. Theu fol
lowed the picketing. While the affi
davits in the case are conflicting. It is
claimed that non-union workingmen
who took the strikers' places were
frightened away by the pickets.
Crowds gathered iu the streets and al
leys near Tarrant's shop. Applicants
for work were given a warm recep
tion. "Scab" and other epithets were
hurled at the new men. Fists were
doubled in their faces and insinuations
made that the outsiders should have
their faces kicked off.
TL'uion Kvldence anil the Decision.
Business Agent Ireland, of the Ma
chinists' union, declares that live of
the seven pickets were men ." ye.-.rs
old and the other two temperate and
discret. A number of machinists
swear there was no violence or threats.
Judge Chetlain holds that evidence
shows there was more than argument,
inducement and peaceable persuasion
used, and that the acts of the pickets
and those accompanying them consti
tute a continuing trespass and inter
ruption to coinpla infant's business.
POINTS TIIE MACHINIST? LIKE
ChcrRe of Conpirary Is Dismissed, and
Feaoefvl Picketing" Upheld, t.
The- 'decision, while adverse to the
machinists, will be hailed as a victory
for the Ipaht-r organizations, owing to
the liberal ideas it expresses on the
right of comibnation and peaceful per
suasion. "The right of workingmen
to organize." says the judge, "is no
longer on open question. They may
individually or collectively quit the
work of an employer aim use all peace
able means to induce other working
nient to quit, even though the works
of the employer in oonsuqiicnce be
closed and loss ensue."
He dismisses the charges of conspir
acy and r.phohls picketing as follows:
"Workingmen may use the streets and
highways, in a manner not Inconsistent
with pjublie travel, for ihe purpuse of
entreaty, inducement and peaceable
persuasion iu good faith, and a patrol
or picket may not necessarily imply
force or a threat of bodily harm; but
to accomplish their purinise they may
not overstep the bounds and use:
threats, abusive epithets or intimida
tion, or congregate in such manner, or
with such a show of force, as is cal
culated to intimidate a reasonable and
prudent man. and no harm can result
iu granting an injunction to restrain
such unlawful conduct."
Of abuse of the use of the injunc
tion the judge said: "There Is scarce
ly an offense known to the criminal
law that does not Involve some inva
sion of property rights. If where any
proKrty right is thus threatened a
party may resort to equity to enjoin
an alleged crime about to be commit
ted. It Is obvious that the jurisdiction
of the chancery courts can be indefi
nitely extended to the general enforce
ment of the jtenal code, anil then upon
violations of the injunctions obtained,
tried in a summary fay. nominally for
contempt, but really for crime."
Judge Chetlain holds that In a free
and popular government trial by jury
must be maintained In the administra
tion of the criminal law. The judge
does not hold as a matter of law the
defendants in injunction cases are en
titled as a matter of right to trial by
jury, but he claims that it ought to
be granted whore asked for. He be
lieves the practice would go far toward
relieving the courts from the suspicion
and hostility with which their rulings
In this class of cases are regarded.
Father Hides Ills Daughter.
Paris. Ills., Jan. 4. By concealing
his daughter James II. Bussell pre
vented her marriage to George II.
Johnson, hypnotist and snake charmer.
The wedding was to have occurred
two weeks ago. but was prevented by
Bussell. Johnson says that he will re
sort to law to get the woman of his
choice, as she is of age and knows her
Forgot lie Wasn't In Dixie.
Ypsilanti. Mich.. Jan. 4. Thomas
Moore, a southerner visiting in the
city, called one of the numerous Ypsi
lanti colored men "nigger." Consider
ing himself Insulted, the gentleman of
color assaulted Moore with a slung
shot. Moore was locked up with his
assaulter. .... .
Brilliant Social Function Attends
"Coming Out" of the Presi
dent's Eldest Daughter.
Secretary Hay and Others Organ
ize for Its Expendi
ture. AMOUNTS TO TEN MILLIONS
Is Set Apart Tor Purposes of an Edu
tion. Washington, Jan. 4. Secretary
Hay and several other gentlmen in
terested in the fund of $10,000,000 to
be presented to the I'nited States by
Andrew Carnegie, to be used to ad
vance the cause of education, met at
the state department today to consid
er the matter.
Articles of incorporation were sub
mitted and adopted, and will be filed
at once. The name of the incorpora
tion will be the Carnegie institution.
ROBBERS GET $2,000
From a Bank Near Dec tur and
Make Good Their
Decatur, 111., Jan. 4. Four men
broke into Scott's bank at Bethany
last night, blew the safe and secured
$2,)00. The explosion- aroused the
citizens, who began shooting at the
robbers. The. latter escaped.
MARTIAL LAW ORDERED TO
CONTROL BARCELONA MOB
Madrid, Jan. 4. Owing to the dis
order occasioned b- the strike mar
tial law will be proclaimed in Barce
lona and vicinitv tonight.
HOT FIGHTING EXPECTED
Botha anil DeWat Send Advice and Orders
to the Commandoes.
Johannesburg. Jan. 4. General
Botha has sent a note to all Boer com
mandoes requesting them to keep on
lighting, for the British parliament is
to be asked for another war vote;
which will induce the British nation
to demand that the war in South Af-
rice be stopped.
Pretoria. Jan. 4. GenoraJ IeW et
has ordered the Boer commandants to
retard the work of extending the Brit
ish block houses at any cost. Further
fighting may consequently be expected.
General Bruce Hamilton has captured
another Boer laager and twenty-two
prisoners on the Sva'-:'laud border.
St rn fr-A mi Woman at Omaha.
Omaha. Xeb.. Jan. 4. Anne Johnson,
a colored woman, held up and robbed
T. .1. Graham, a stockman, of $2S0.
Graham was accosted by the woman,
who asked to be directed to an ad
dress in North Omaha. Grahani was
explaining that he was a stranger in
the city when the woman grasped him
and forced the money from his pocket.
He attempted to hold her until the po
lice arrived, but she made her escape
by sinking her teeth into and lacerat
ing his hand. She was later arrested
and the money recovered.
Fur Seal Cang'at Oil w York.
New York, Jan. 4. While hauling
in a seine off Fort Hamilton yesterday
a fisherman captured and killed a full
grown female fur seal. It is said to
le the first fur seal ever caught In
Mistake in Signals Causes Bunch
of Wrecks on the Penn
Johnstown. Pa., Jan. 4. Because
of the wrong signal at the Ninevah
tower last night the fast east-bound
Pennsylvania mail and express train
ran into a slow freight five miles
west of the city, and a few minutes
later a west-bound freight crashed
into the wreck, causing- the death of
four trainmen and the serious injury
of five others.
Met Her Death In the ivltcnen.
Nashville, Ind.. Jan. 4. Mrs. John
Axsom. of Jackson township, this
county. Avas horribly burned alut the
face. Mio -was preparing super and
her clothing caught .tire from the cook
Washington, Jan. 4. MIsa AHca
Koosevelr, the eldesf daughter of Pres.
ident and Mrs. Boosevelt, -was formally
presented to Washington society last
night at a ball given In her honor at
the White House. About 500 guesta
in all werr present, many of whom
either were connections of the Boose
velt family or well-known society peo
ple living outside of Washington.
Miss Boosevelt is the first White IIouso
debutante since 1S73, -when Miss Nellie
Grant, the daughter of President and
Mrs. Grant, was presented to society
at a ball which was the gayest social
event of the decade. I-ast night's en
tertainment was given a. personal,
rather than an official, character by
Mrs. Boosevelt, whose wish was that
Miss Boosevelt should make her debut
much as though it had taken place in
her own private home, rather than iu
the White House.
Mile of Green FeHtoonlng.
When the ball was opened last
night the interior of the White House
was most attractive. Never before
have the floral decorations been mora
beautiful. The massive mirrors, chan
deliers, columns and ceilings of the
East Boom, where the dancing oc
curred, were festooned and garlanded
with smilax. maidenhair fern and as
paragus, trimmed -with louquets of
carnations. More than a mile of green
festooning was used in this way. The
window recesses vere filled with
palms rising out of banks of varie
gated foilage. The mantels were
banked with roses and azalias set in
tropical crotons and crowned above
with screw pines. English holly was
used in profusion in the decorations.
The Bed. Green and Blue rooms also
were adorned on the same lavish
Presentation of the Debutante.
When the guests arrived at the
White house they wer conducted to
the Blue Boom, where the presenta
tions were made. Mrs. Boosevelt intro
ducing her daughter. The latter pre
sented a charming appearance in a
dress of white chiffon with white
roses, and wearing the jewels which
her father gave her at Christmas. Mrs..
Roosevelt wore white, with white lace,
and trimmed with lilac orchids. Miss
Boosevelt was the recipient of many
floral pieces of beautiful design sent
to her in honor of her "coming out"'
day. The president enjoyed the -occasion
heartily and mingled freely
among the young folks.
"Music Arose With Its Volnptoons Swell."
The dancing, which began shortly
after 10 o'clock, and included a pro
gramme of twenty nuuilers. was held
in the large East Boom, the scene of so
many brililant functions of the past.'
The large number of dances kept the
company iflitil after- midnight. The
Marine 'band, under the leadership of
Lieutenant Santelmann. and the Artil
lery Corps band from Washington bar
racks, alternated In iiirnlshing the
music. The conservatory, brililantly
lighted, was opened during the even
ing, and was a favorite place of prom
enade between dances.
DIE IN THEIR HOME
Sad Fate or Minister and Daughter
Bethany, Conn., Jan. 4. Edmund
Beck, a retired Method ict minister,
and his daughter, Marj-, were burned.
to death and his son, Chailes, seri
ously injured in a- fire today which
destroved their home.
Condition of the Pnblie Debt.
Washington, Jan. 4. The statement
of the public debt shows that at the
elose of business, Dec. 31, 1901. the
national det. less cash in the treas
ury, amouuted to $1,011,628,286. a de
crease for the month of $8,643,192.
ing stove, tier anus were naniy
burned also. There is no hope of re
covery. Mrs. Axsom is the wife of a
Railway Looking: for Settlers.
St. Paul. Jan. 4. The Great North
ern railway has began an extensive
campaign among the farmers of Indi
ana, Illinois and other states of the
central west, with the object in view
of securing them as settlers for north
ern Minnesota and NorthCikota. The
states have been flooded circu
lars setting forth the advantages to
be found in these sections, and lectur
ers whh steropticon views are also bo '
Ing cent oyt ...
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