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ROCK ISLAND, ILL., MONDAY, JANUARY (, 1J)02
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Pacification of Batangas
Province His Pres
RETORT TO PEACE TALK
Believes the Filipino a
Manila. Jan. 6. General J. Frank
lin Bell Is conducting a vigorous cam
paign In Batangas province. Every
available soldier is In tbe lield. The
columns inkier the command cf Cols.
Wlnt and Dougherty are doing excel
lent work, and driving the Filipinos in
all directions. A number of the latter
ore fleeing to TayalMis province, where
the native constabulary is rendering
GES. J. FRANKLIN DELL,
valuable assistance In capturing men
and rifles. The advocates of peace at
Manila deprecate the stern measures
employed by General Boll. In reply
General Bell says that these ieace
advocates have had numerous opior
tuuities to use their Influence, as they
have been given passes through the
American lines almost for the asking.
Spwlmro of TK1 Depravity.
lie says that it has len afterwards
proved that they often only weut
through the lines for the puirose of as
sisting the insurrection. General Bell
hS a that the last peace method now
is a rigorous warfare until the insur
rection Is completely subdued. The
arrest of members of the wealthy Ixv
pez family and the confiscation of
their steamers and rb-e, as well as the
arrest of three memlers of the relig
ious corporations who were known to
le Instigators of the insurrection, has
had an excellent effect upon the na
tives. Conditions in the island of Sa
niar are still unsatisfactory, owing to
the difficulty of finding the insurgents.
Where Civilian and holriier Disagree.
The civil authorities say that the Isl
and of Leyte is now perfectly peace
ful. On the other hand, the military
authorities consider I.eyte to be -dangerous
on account of Its proximity to
Kimar, If for no other reason. Last
Friday Major Albert I. Myer. of the
Eleventh infantry, captured quite an
extensive arsenal and plant for the
making of cartridges at Ormoc, on the
northwest coast of Leyte. Major
Myer also captured another powder
factory, large quantities of ammuni
tion, four cannon and several rifles.
Catting the Telegraph Wire.
Major Henry T. Allen, ex-governor
of the island of Leyte. reported Satur
day that the majority of the signal
corps wires on I.eyte had been cut,
and that this action was evidently pre
concerted. Captain 1'ltcher rejwjrts
that he is rapidly ridding the Island cf
Mindoro of Insurgents.
ANOTHER HOLDING OF
Detroit. Jan. G. A lien on the De
troit & Toledo Shore Line Electric
road for $258,087 was filed in the reg
ister of deeds office this afternoon by
William B. Strang, a -ew York con
tractor. The line is owned by the
So Bill Against Mrs. Utile.
New York, Jan. . The Hudson
county (X. J.) grand Jury, which ad
journed Saturday, reported that "no
bill" had been found against Mrs.
Elizabeth Howe Dal?, who -was ac
cused of having killed her little daugh
ter Emmeline with polsou.
President mil's Daughter Kngased.
St. Paul, Jan. 6. The engagement
of Miss Until Hill, daughter of Presi
dent J. J- Hill, of the Northern Securi
ties company, and Mr. Lansing Beard,
a New York attorney, a college class
mate of Miss Hill's brothers, Is an
nounced. w Counterfeit la Out.
Washington. Jan. rt. The secret ser
vice oflieials have discovered In circii
iiHnn a now eminterfelt one dollar sil
ver certificate of the series of 1890,
check letter C. it is or very cmoe
workmanship. The back of the note is
printed upside down.
Will Produce Itt Own O ml.
nttsburg. Jan. 6. The United
Steel Corporation ha arranged to pro
duce Its own supply of coal In the
Pittsburg district "by the development
of 50,000 acre, wortu approximately
CARTER IS DOOMED
Supreme Court Refuses Him
FOE HIS RELEASE FROM PRISON
Accomplices of Absconding Officer
Are Brought to
Washington, un. C. The supreme
co'irt refused to interfere in the pro
ceedings instituted by Opt. Oberlin
Carter to secure a writ cf habeas
corpus ihnt would release him from
Washington, Jan. C. The supreme
court today aflirmed the decision of
the circuit court for the southern dis
trict of New York in the1 case of Ben
jamin Greene and John A. Cayner,
charged with complicity with Cap
tain O. M. Carter, now serving a term
in prison at Leavenworth on the
charge of defrauding the government
of a large sum of money while super
intending public works at Savannah,
Greene and Gayner have sought by
Jiabens corpus proceedings in New
York to avoid being sent to Georgia
for trial and the New York court re
fused to grant the writ, and the opin
ion rendered today confirms that ver
litt. TALKS WITH SCHLEY
President Koosevelt Cills Admiral
to the White
Washington. Jan. C. Admiral
Schley was with the president about
three-quarters of an hour today.
Roosevelt rent for the admiral to
come to the White House. At the
conclusion of the conference Schley
refused to discuss the ohjict of his
LIBERTY BELL ON
WAY TO CHARLESTON
Philadelphia. Jan. C The old lib
erty Im'II, accompanied by Mayor Ash-
brioge and an otlicial escort of the
city council and department heads,
started on its journey to the Charles
ton exposition this morning on a
sjecial train over the Pennsylvania
ONE OF THE REAL HEROES
Penitentiary for Two Year Ilatlter Than
Have III Wife Publicly Degraded.
Kansas City. Jan. I. Bather than
allow his wife's waywardness to le
brought before the world in a public
trial, Charles Hudiicth. in the crimi
nal court here Saturday, pleaded
guilty to manslaughter in the fourth
degree,' and was sentenced to two years
In the penitentiary, lie seerincea ins
persoual IHierty. he said, ln-cause he
believed that his wire had repenteu
His attorneys and rriends strongly
idvised acainst such a move, because
they were convinced that a Jury would
Jeclare his act Justified. Hudspetn
shot and instantly killed Charles Curry
In an apartment house In this city last
September, because, as alleged. Curry
had enticed his wife away and ruined
Carnegie to Give $30,000 to Marshalltown,
Marslialltown, la., Jan. 0. A letter
has been received from Andrew Car
negie stating definitely that he will
provide $:K).)0 for a library at this
place, providing the conditions hereto
fore named are compiled with. A lot
has leen donated and the council has
taken steps to provide for the library's
Cannot Complete the Sale.
Laporte. Ind.. Jan. (j. Emmet II.
Scott. Frank H. Morrison. Edward F.
Michael and William A. Martin, of La
porte, directors of the Lac La Belle
company, have been enjoined by Judge
Baker, cf the federal court, from com
pleting the sale of 100,000 acres of
land near Munislng. Mich., for $212,
fXKi. to Barry Brown.' of Detroit. Pro
ceedings were Instituted by Timothy
Nester, of Munlsing. who asks. an ac
counting, claiming that there Is due
him about ?J0,K0 as the result of the
Herreshon Is Not Idle.
Bristol. U. I.. Jan. . Anticipating
another international yacht race. Cap
tain Nat Herreshoff, it is understood,
has plans well under way for a ninety
footer to defend the America's cup
against Sir Thomas Liptau's proposed
Shamrock III. No order has been
given, nor has it been decided as yet
that the Columbia and Constitution
shall be set aside In favor of a new
slocp. but Herrcshoff Is looking to the
future, as he did In UK).
Parson Davie la the Oil BanlaeM.
:w Orleans, Jan. G. Chales E. Da
vies, known the country over as "Par
Hn Davles." went to London several
months ago with A. B. Cheevers. as
foreign representative for a Texas oil
i-niiin.nnr He returned Saturdav Uhzbt
nrll. n .ntrnct fnp lOfKMlfUMl lmtTelS
of oil for Loudon and -Manchester par-
New Move of Company in the
Sattley Plow Works
LIOEE DISORDER 1W OCCTTES
Story of the Placing or Dynamite
on the Street Car
Springfield. Ills., Jan. f. Following
the wrecking by dynamite Friday
night of a street car loaded with em
ployes f the Sattley Manufacturing
company, a trespass suit was filed by
the coispauy In the circuit court Sat
urday against forty-two of the former
employes of the company. Damages
iu the sum of $.s),x are asked from
the strikers. Conspiracy is the ground
for the suit. The tiling of the suit
Is a surprise to the strikers, who had
expected no such turn to affairs. Since
the state board of arbitration rendered
an opinion upholding the contentions
of the strikers they have felt coufldent
of ultimate success.
Dynamite on Car Tracks.
Tne srriKers are crrcuiaung a story
to the effect that the dynamite was
placed on the car track by some of the
private officers employed by the com
pany, with the object of prolonging
their occupation. A large force of
strikers was congregated around the
plow works when the workmen quit
work Saturday night, but the presence
of a force of forty police under Chief
Herring, and the arrest of four strik
ers for disorderly conduct before the
employes left the works prevented any
demonstration more hostile than the
application of opprobrious epithets to
rKEYKXTS A GENGKAL STKIKK.
UIaM Worker anil Factory Owners Have
ICt-aclicd an greeineiit.
New York, Jan. 0. The local unions
of glass blowers reported Saturday
that an arrangement had been reached
between the American Flint Glass
Workers union and the Glass Bulb
Manufacturers' association which will
prevent a general strike in the trade.
Some time ago the glass blowers de
manded an increase of 10 per cent. In
wages, and several conferences were
held over the demand.
The employers argued that owing to
the competition they were unable to
grant the increase. Now each side
lias appointed a commissioner to go to
Kurope to Investigate the conditions
under which glass Incandescent light
bulbs are made. If the commission
ers report Against an Increase the pres
ent wages will continue; if for an In
crease the employers are willing to
Holds a Man Over A Itetl Hot Stove
With One Hand, They
Crawfo:-dsvi!Ie. Ind.. Jan. (!. John
Valasky. a crazed miner of RosedaIe,
made a desperate attempt to kill Hen
ry .Icl.UM i;. another miner. In Wilson's
saloon. Johnson and several others
were playing cards when Valasky
came in suddenly, and seizing Johnson
v. . . .i .. : t i.:... t.,..in
i tut- iiiiii.ii. j;iifci! nun ii iniiiii.t
and held him over a red-hot stove with
one hand while he kept the rest at
bay with a revolver. Johnson was
He was fir illy released after the
maniac was knocked senseless by the
bartender, who stole up behind him
and struck him with a poker. Several
months ago Valasky was left In the
mine alone all night and became crazed
with his uncanny exix-riences with
water and rats. He had no light and
was In darkness all night. He blamed
Johnson for not notifying the shaft
man that he had been left underground
and has always sworn revenge. He is
now in jail.
RAPID GRAND RAPIDS
Has a Scandal That Continually De
Grand Bnp'.ds, Mich.. Jan. 0. In the
United States court Saturday bonds
men in the cases involving Stilson V,
MacLeod and Lnnt K. Salsbury Jointly
In the charge of conspiracy to defraud
the National bank, expressed a desire
to be relieved. MacLeod came into
court soon afterward with Colocel
George G. Brlggs, Walter Winchester
and William Wlnegar, who gave a new
bond. David Wolf and J. C. McGrath
furnished new bail for Salsbury. An
aftenoon paper came out with an ex
tra saying that Salsbury had disap
peared, and within an hour Salsbury
begun a libel suit against the pajier for
MacLeod Is about 40 years old. Be
fore he became Involved in the scan
dal he was ruddy of fae'e. jovial and
athletic. His hair is now gray. He
has a wife and cue little son. It is
Itelleved MacLeod wife led him to
make his confession. As a result of
Macleod's confession in the water
supply scandal the prosecuting attor
ney is considering the advisability of
calling another grand jury in order to
reach persons hitherto not connected
w ith the case.
Four tVomen Narrowly IZseape Death.
East St. Lous, Ills.. Jan. 0. The
Prudeutlal building here was totally
destroyed by fire Friday. Loss on
building and contents Is estimated at
$75.00O. Four women who occupied
apartments In the building had narrow
Walla Walla Disaster
More Severe Than at
COLLIDING SHIP COMES
The French Bark Max
San Francisco, Jan. C. The French
bark Max, which sank the steamer
Walla Walla, has arrived here in tow.
San Francisco, Jan. 0. The French
bark Max, which collided with the
steamship Walla Walla early Thurs
day morning, is being towed to this
city In a badly disabled condition. The
steamer George W. Elder, from Port
land, reports that she passed the Max
at 10:5) yesterday morning. In tow of
th steamer Acme and the United States
revenue cutter McCulloch, eighteen
miles northwest of Point Reyes. The
Max's bowsprit was carried away and
her bow was stove in both above and
below the water line. Her watertight
compartments alone were keeping her
afloat. Ninety-two survivors of the?
Walla Walla arrived here yesterday
from Eureka on the steamer Pomona.
Total Loss Likely To lie Forty-Two.
There is still some discrepancy in the
lists of dead and missing. The rumher
ranges from thirty-seven to forty-sev
en. IIiiS discrepancy is due. to the
fact that several passengers boarded
the vessel just as she was leaving port.
Others who were traveling second-class
gavo assumed names in order to hide
their Identity. By striking out what
are possible duplicates the number of
lost stands at forty-two, classed as fol
lows: Known dead. nine. Missing
Passengers, thirteen; crew, twenty.
One life raft Is unaccounted for, and It
is feared that all the missing are lost.
Rescue of Six Castaways.
The steamer Nome City arrived here
Saturday night with six survivors of
the wrec k of the sf earner Walla Walla.
They Include five of the crew and one
second-class passeiitror. They were
picked up oft" Trinidad island from a
lifer aft. Their names are: I'. Nfl
son. first officer: F. Lunii. second otti-
er; C. Brown, fourth officer; .7. Shlel,
pantryman: S. Murrilo. third . cook:
Henry Erickson, second-class passen
ger. There were orlirinally eight per
sons on the raft, those mentioned
above, an unknown lauy. and the l."-
ycar-ohl son of Rev. Dr. Erickson.
Shortly after the Walla Walla went
down the raft met one of the lifeboats
and the unknown woman was removed
from the raft to the boat. Young
Erickson died from exposure twelve
hours after the Walla Walla went
LIST OF IF.AI ANU MISSINO
Nine Known To lie Itryond Help Others
Who Are Probably Dead.
Just nine persons are known at this
writing to be dead. They are: Mrs.
Herman Kotschmar, passenger; John
AVllson, quartermaster; William Bar
ton, fireman; Drolly (or L. II. Dru-
by), passenger; son of Rev. Henry
Erickson; four unknown men.
The following passengers are unac
counted for: J. L. Field, J. A. Gray,
Charles Neff, Dr. Allen, Mrs. Alien,
Mrs. L. Johnson, W. B. Moore, L. M.
Ilanselman, M. C. Marsh, H. Erick
sou's wife and two cuildren, J. Brown,
N. Jones, C F. Spencer, L.. I)rule, G.
Nicholson and A. Hanson.
Crew unaccounted for George IIul
dorn, third officer; J. Otis, watchman;
John English, quartermaster; R. Seni
ors, seaman; E. L. Nuttman. purser;
George H. Crosby, chief engineer; B.
F. 1 'otter, second assistant engineer;
W. I. Dorlnnds, waiter: J. Rooney,
fireman: G. Gore, I). Gallagher and
John Callahan, coal passers: J. Cou
ncil, steward; Mrs. M. Reynolds, stew
ardess; Frauk Reardon. porter; F.
Rhode, mess hoy; I. Ilolloway. T. B.
Williams, J. Johnson and Ed Relss,
Rev. Henry Erickson. who was
nmor.g the six survivors brought to this
city by the steamer Nome City Satur
day night. Is 'at St. Mary's hospital a
physical wreck and almost a mental
wreck. His wife and three children
are among the dead and missing. The
Trickson family got separated In the
confusion. Erickson and his son. how
ever, clung together and wer pitched
Into the water clear of the sinking
steamer. They floated around for some
time and finally were picked up by a
life rnft on which were a number of
the officers of the Walla Walla. It was
almost daybreak when they were
found, and they wre In an exhausted
condition. Father and son were pulled
on the light structure, but the loy was
too weak to stand the exposure.
A few hours later he died In his fa
ther's arms, and after the heart-broken
parent had bowed his head In silent
prayer over the corps of his son the
body was consigned to the waves ns
tenderly as It was possible under the
circumstances. After the iKxly of the
boy had gone overboard the father be
came more and more despondent. De
spite the advice of his companions,
time and time again lie filled his hands
with water and drank It down. It is
thought he win recover from the ter
ribye effects of the exposure unless h
.succumb under his erlef.
YIELD OF METALS
Takes Large Figures to Show the
W.':rk Dons in That Line in
11103 AND STEEL OUTPUT IMMENSE
More Than That or Holli Britain and
Germany Great Develop
ment of Coal.
New York, Jan. (i. The production
and progress of the mining and metal
lurgical industries of the United States
for the year just closed are reviewed in
the current number of The Engineer
ing and Mining Journal. Coal, upon
which all the other mining industries
depends for fuel, is treated first. The
total production was estimated at 3KJ,
(HXi.OuO short tons, an amount consider
ably ill excess of that brought to the
surface in Great Britain, aud far be
yond the quantity mined in any other
country. Nearly the entire amount
was consumed at home, despite a ma
terial growth in exports. There was
great development of the bituminous
deposits of Pennsylvania, West Vir
ginia. Ohio. Illinois. Iudiaua and other
western states, and the softer coal en
tered to a greater extent than ever be
fore Into the market for commercial
and household fuel.
Iron Triule Very Creatly Developed.
The production and consumption of
coke were also larger than ever be
fore, chiefly on account of the activity
In the iron and steel trades. The iron
trade showed a production which a
few years ago would have been re
garded as Impossible, ami the quantity
of pig iron exceeded the output of
Great Britain and Germany combined.
Raw iron, steel :ind finished products
were in an aggregate parallel with
that of pig iron. The enormous output
was not in excess of the demand, and
at the end of the year tho great mills
and furnaces were almost all behind
l'rosperlt v to Go IUi;ht Along;.
Every indication points to equal
prsperity iu for the larger plants
have engagements now which it will
require half of the year to complete.
Ore shipments from the Iake Superior
region exceeded 20.000,000 tons. Ex
pert trade In iron and steel showed a
material falling olt in comparison with
and the home market made up
tho deficiency. The Iake Superior re
gion. California and Utaii showed gains
in copper. In the non-metallic miner
als, including cement and building
stone, ami the clay products, the year
was a very prosperous one. '
Conclusion of the Reviewer.
In conclusion the reviewer says:
"Summing up the history of the year,
we may say briefly that the total pro
duction of the mining and metal
lurgical Industries of the United Sttites
considerably exceeded the enormous
total recorded in l'.MM). while there is
every prospct that a still further ad
vance will be made in l'.ini"
ON TRIAL AT LAST
Xcely Embezzlement Hearing Com
mences at Ha
vana. Havana. Jan. 0. The trials of the
cases arising from the Cuban postoflice
embezzlements opened Saturday in the I
audiencia court before five judges. One
hundred aud eighty-two witnesses
have lK'en called to testify, aud of
these about eighty responded. Ne-My
showed no sings of his -ontinemeut. He
has grown stouter and was in good
spirits. Upon the oiening of the court
Rathlone was informed by the judges
that his counsel. Senores Lanuza and
Desvernine. had withdawn. The court
then appointed lawyer Pascua. a
court employe, and gave Rathliotie one
hour in which to consult with his new
The court then asked Neely to plead,
and the latter rescinded that he had
never heard the accusations against
him; but after consulting with his
counsel he entered a plea of not guilty.
Rathbone also pleaded not guilty.
while Iroeves asked permission to wait
until the next session of the court be
fore making his plea, and his request
was granted. The complaint was then
read In Spanish, consuming two and
one-half hours. During the reading
Rathlhme arose and said he desired to
protest against the continuance of the
trial until he should have had time to
get counsel of his own selection. His
protest was overruled. The reading
of Rathbone's charges was withheld
until the noxt session of the court.
which then adjourned for the day.
WILL GO TO SOUTH AFRICA
Rev. Dr. Thomas and His Wife to Visit the
Concentration Camps There.
Chicago. Jan. 0. Rev. Dr. Hiram W.
Thomas, recently pastor of the Peo
ples' church of Chicago, has announced
by a letter to Peter Van Vlissingen,
treasurer of the Chicago branch of the
American. Transvaal League, the will
ingness of himself and his wife to go
to South Africa in the interest of non-
combatants gathered In the concen
trado camp. Dr. Thomas is now at
Dp Furnak Springs, Fla.
Van Vlissingen has applied to the
state department at Washington, re
questing its good offices to get from the
British government the necessary pass
ports to enable Dr. Thomas and his
wife to visit the concentration camps
for the punose of distributing the
money collected throughout the United
States under the proclamation recently
issued by Governor Richard Yates.
Snceeedea In His Aim.
Wabash, Ind.. Jan. C. Edward Ilex
r, a -well-known local character? dtrt
from tbe effects of morphine taken
with suicidal Intent. Heyer had been
drinking and had domestic trouble.
WEIGHTED AND DROWNED.
MYSTERY IS SOLVED
Holcomb Tells How Pearl Sut'
ton Met Her
AND THEN EXPIRES HIMSELF
Letter Details Account of Double
Tragedy That Was
St. Louis. Jan. C. Charles II. Hol
comb. of Corsicana, Tex., who killed
Pearl Sutton with a hatchet aud re
volver in a hotel here and then put a
bullet in his own brain, died at 11 p.
m. Saturday. The mystery of the
tragedy was dispelled by the finding of
a letter in Holcomb's trunk. It was
written and signed by him a few hours
before the woman was killed and is
one of the most remarkable documents
that ever fell into the hands of the
Doable Tragedy Planned.
The letter deliberately sets out Hol
comb's plans to take his own life, and
declares the woman, wishing to die
with him and being too weak to kill
herself, asked him to end her life. Ill
health, dull business and sad news
from his home iu Corsicaua, Tex., are
given as causes.
ALL TANGLED UP
Brooklyn in a Peculiar Predicament
Over Clash of Au
thority. New York, Jan0. A great legal en
tanglement was precipitated in the po
lice courts of the borough of Brooklyn
Saturday. The last legislature passed
an act abolishing police magistrates
and proviidng for the election of city
magistrates whose functions should
embrace those exercised by the police
magistrates. The validity of this act
was attacked in injunction proceedings
and then Supreme Court Justice Ma
roan, in Brooklyn, dissolved the injunc
tion, on the ground that the action was
not properly brought, but held the opin
ion that the law creating the city mag
istrates was unconstitutional.
The Injunction proceedings were
brought by appointees of ex-Mayor
Van Wyck against those elected to the
city magistracies last -November. Sat
urday, relying upon Justice Marean's
decision, both the old and the new
magistrates appeared at the several
places of holding court to conduct the
courts, and as a result there was much
confusion. Three of the police magis
trates had slept all the night before
in iiarricaueu courts, aim one or the
new city magistrates was arrested dur
ing tho day by order of the police
magistrate he was supposed to succeed.
I here were several other similar in
cidents. In the afternoon Justice Ma
rean rendered another decision. ui-
hohliiig the police magistrates. Presi
dent Alfred Steers, of the board of
magistrates of Kings county, has ar
ranged for a meeting of all the rival
claimants on Wednesday, when an ef
fort will be made to settle future court
assignments, provided no action of the
supreme court is taken to interfere
with the meeting.
OHIO OUT OF HER AGONY
Hauna Wins the House Control and Fora
fcer That in the House.
Columbus. O., Jan. 0. After a week
or more of "running to and fro," of
great excitement, of alleged plots,
counter plots, views and counterviews,
all political, the legislative caucuses
of the Republicans were held Satur
day night and in that for the organiza
tion of the house the Ilanna men won,
while Poraker men controlled the sen
ate caucus. The men running for
speaker of the house were McKinnon
and Price, the former being the Ilanna
McKinnon was nominated over Price
on the first fballot by a vote of 38 to
3D. After McKInnou's address of ac
ceptance Price was called out. and
made the sensational speech of the
day by nominating and declaring him
self for Hanna for re-election to. the
senate two years hence. Price said he
found it' easier to get pledges than
votes, and eulogized Ilanna and Mc
Kinnon, to whom he credited his de
feat, as men of the highest character.
A. G. Comings, of Oberlin. one of the
Ilanna leaders, was nominated without
oposition for sneaker uro tert.
Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 6. The legis
lature convened at 10 today in bien
nial session. Both branches elected
the officers nominated at the repub
lican caucuses Saturday evening. The
annual message of Gov. Nash is noted
for its recommendation of a system
of taxation under which all taxes for
state purposes are to be raised from
corporations, franchises, liquor traf
fic, etc., and all direct taxation, for
county, municipal or other purposes
are to be left to the counties.
Edward C Towell Dead.
Elgin, 111., Jan. 6. Kx-Judge Ed
ward C. Towell died at his home here
today, aged 57. He has been a mem
ber of the Illinois legislature, pro
bate judge of Kane county and mem
ber of the Loj-al Legion. He was a
captain in the civil war.
Body of Carrie Lawson
Taken From Chica
And Then Thrown From
a Boat Tragedy in
Chicago, Jan. 6. The body of Car
rie Lawson, aged 22, with a weight
about her neck, was taken from the
river today. Louis Thomas, cook of
the steamer Oscar, and Robert Reis
seck were arrested. According to the
latter Thomas and the woman quar
reled and the latter was knocked
senseless. Reisseck said the cook com
pelled him to throw the body over
board. Tragedy in Michigan.
Adrian, Mich., Jan. 6. Last night
Bert Farringtonv of Milan, shot and
killed James Hooker at 1 Lamers
House. Farrington was living apart
from his wife and found her in a
room with Hooker. The shooting fol
lowed. The woman was uninjured.
Farrington was arrested.
Jealousy's Triple Crime.
West Union, Iowa, Jan. G. Homer
M. Neif, county survej'or, and former
eo-iiity clerk, today shot and killed
Miss Rose Falls, to whom he had been
paying attention several j'ears,
wcunded Emmet Sullivan, his rival,
and then killed himself. The deed
was committed in the room of Miss
Falls, at the Commercial hotel. Sul
livan and the girl were visiting when
suddenly Neif appeared in the door
way firing five shots in rapid succes
sion. Two shots entered the girl's
head and one penetrated her breast.
Sullivan will recover. Neif lived here
the greatc-tr part of his life and was
about 4o years of age. He bore an
exce'Ient reputation, although con
sidered somewhat eccentric.
AFTER THE RECESS
Congress Reassembles in Washing
ton anil Adjourns in Re
spect to Sewell.
Washing-ton, Jan. f. When the
house sat today after the holiday re
cess there was a large attendance in
the galleries, but more than half of
the seats on the floor were unoccu
pied. The chaplain in Tiis invocation
referred feelingly to the death of the
late Senator Sewell.
The oath was administered to
Smith (Iowa), and Weeks (Mich.) No
business was transacted, the house
adjourning-at 12 noon, a mark of re
spect to the death of Sewell.
No business was transacted 5n the
senate. Upon the announcement of
the death of Sewell the customary
resolutions were adopted and the
senate adjourned immediatel'.
IN COLLISION AT SEA
Lisbon. Jan. 6. The British steam
er Alfonso nnd the Spanish steamer
Vilelva, both vessels loaded with coal,
collided during the night of the 4th
off Aveiro, Portugal. Both vessels
sank. Eighteen men of the Alfonso
and one man of the Vilelva were
drowned. , .
BRITISH GAIN VICTORY
IN ORANGE RIVER
Bloemfontein, Jan. 6. Hereford's
constauuiary encountereci a iorce ui
Boers Jan. 4 in the central part of
the Orange River colony, killed Field
Cornet Pretorius and 10 men and
captured 35, including Field Cornets
Leroux and Erasmus.
Goes I'D for Shooting Wife.
Ues Moines, Jan. 6. Elijah Eath-
cote was today sentenced to 10 years
in the penitentiary for breaking into
his wife's room and shooting her be
cause she would not live with him
Her recovery was almost miraculous.
Fire Costs Omaha $100,000.
Omaha. Neb.. Jan. 0. Fire destroyed
three large buildings at Fifteenth and
Howard streets. The headquarters of
the Western Electrical Supply com.
psiny. the Douglas Printing company
and the Frontier Steam Laundry com
pany are a total loss, aggregating $100,
000. Fire Anions Chicago Coffins.
Chicago, Jan. G. The plant of James
C. Curtis & Co., manufacturers of un
dertakers' supplies, was damaged
$200,000 by fire Saturday night. The
building at Jackeon and West Monroe
streets being reduced to a sh'elL The
loss is fully covered by Insurance.
Shaw's Assumption of Office.
Washington, Jan. 6. Governor Lea
lie M. Shaw, of Iowa will become sec
retary of tbe treasury on Ja.u. 25.