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VOL. Iil. NO. G8.
ROCK ISL.A2STD, 1X1,., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1902.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
REVIEW OF CASE
TALK ABOUT CANAL
WITH THE MITER
Terrible Fatal Rail Dis
aster in New York
SEVENTEEN LIVES LOST
Escaping Steam Adds
to the Scene of
New York, Jan. 8. The White
Plains local on the Harlem branch of
the New York Central road ran into
and telescoel two rear coaches of
the Nnrwalk accommodation in the
central tunnel at Fifty-seventh street
and Park avenue at 8 o'clock this
morning1. Many persons were killed
and injured. After the collision the
wreck caught fire.
The Norwalk accommodation was
crowded with passengers, and had
been stopped at Fifty-sixth street on
a signal. The train had been stand
ing but a few minutes when the big
engine of the White Plains local
crashed into the rear of the caboose,
splitting it in twain, and driving por
tions of it into the next car.
Scalded In Wrrrk.
The steam from the engine scalded
jMTsons in the wrecked cars, and
clouds of steam arose from the air
hole of the tunnel, making the work
of rescue difficult.
At 11 o'clock the railroad officials
stated the number of dead was 17.
Forty were injured; 12 seriously.
The dead: A. . Walton, II. G.
Diamond, (ieorge Potter, Albert M.
Perrin. II. C. 1. Foskette, II. Crosby,
Theodore Forgardo, Willam Fisher,
(Ieorge Potter. Mrs. A. F. Howard,
William Howard, K. C. Hinsdale, a
man believed to be Charles Mars,
George W. S. King, F. Washburn, all
of New Kochelle. W. 1J. Lees, Oscar
W. Meyrowitz, H. G. Thomas, all of
New York city.
Railroad officials say the wreck did
not take fire. The direct cause and
responsibility for the accident have
not been determined. An investiga
tion is now being conducted by the
The engineer and fireman of the
White Plains train and the towerman
have been arrested.
CUT RATES THE RULE
Admissions Made by Railway Men to
Chicago, Jan. S. Startling admis
sions of open violations of the inter
state commerce law were made by the
freight traffic managers of several big
railroads yesterday. These admissions
were made with a frankness and seem
ing disregard for the consequences
that would have Indicated open defi
ance had it not been apparent that the
railroad men were determined to con
vince the commissioners of the worth
lcssness of the interstate law as it now
stands. The railroad officials, who are
the parties most desirous of obtaining
stability of rates, are evidently deter
mined that the time is ripe for convinc
ing both the commission and congress
that rates cannot be maintained under
the present laws.
The whole testimony was to this ef
fect. W. C. Whitney, traffic manager
of the Clover Icaf route, was the first
witness called, and In his testimony,
which was corroborated in every de
tail by the other witnesses, without
hesitation, stated that the rates on
packing-house products from East St.
Louis to New York were cut during
the year liwil from ::5 cents to 12 cents,
and that only during the first two
weeks of January were the regular
rates maintained. After that time no
provisions for export were carried for
35 cents, the amount of reduction vary
ing from time to time. The reduction
was designated variously as "shrink
age." "rebate," and openly as "cut
Chicago, Jan. S. Owing to the ab
sence of the necessary witnesses the
inquiry of the interstate commerce
commission into the workings of the
"community interests" plan of the
railroads was today postponed until
Jan. 24. and the commission udjourn
eil until that date.
PRESIDENT NAMES SEVERAL
Ineladlnz Ills Two New Cabinet Member
and Dr. K. G. Pearee. of Rook Island.
Washington, Jan. 8. The president
today sent the following nominations
to the senate: Leslie M. Shaw, Iowa,
secretary of the treasury; Henry C.
Payne, Wisconsin, j,Mst master gener
al; John II. A. Crosslnnd. Missouri,
consul general to J.ilwria; Conrad--N.
Ionian, assistant treasurer of the
United States at New York; Robert
(i. Pearce, surveyor of customs at
Nearly a Score Caught by a-Fall
of Earth in the Negau
NO HOPE THAT THEY CAN BE SAVED
Two Taken Out Dead, and One Alive
Survivor' Story Kescuera
Hard at Work.
Milwaukee. Jan. S. A special to The
f-'eutinel from Negaunee, Mich., says
The most distressing accident occur
ling in this county for years took place
at the Negaunee mine yesterday noon,
by which from thirteen, to seventeen
miners are thought to have lost their
Hies. The accident was the result of
a cave-In at the bottom of the old
shaft, and had it occurred half an hour
sooner about 1-Vi men would bn.ve been
killed. The names of the dead, no far
a known, are: William Williams,
.John Sullivan. John Pascoe, John
Pearce and Jacob Iluulalla.
Story of a Survivor.
Thus far but two bodies have been
taken out. Iluulalla's and an Italian;
Iominie Basso, alive. Basso's storv is
as follows:' "We were sitting around
the puiup at the bottom of the shaft
when, without any warning thousands
of tons of ore came down. I remem
bered no more until I heard the sound
of picks and shovels In the hands of
rescuers, and their shouts. I was In
total darkness, and my feelings can
i!Ot be descrilied. What seemed ages
to me was but minutes. When rescu
ers found me I was seventy-five feet
from the place where I was sitting.
and found myself in a drift. How I
got there Is a mystery, but can only
lie accounted for by the concussion of
Aline Has Always Had a Hoodoo.
Hundreds of men are at the mine
eager to help In the work of rescue.
but It Is thought the other bodies can
not lie found within twenty-four hours.
'J he Negaunee mine is one of the
most unlucky properties in the Lake
Superior district. Much trouble has
lesulted in sinking and drifting from
surplus water aud quicksands. It was
at this mine that jF1.hki.wso was recent
ly expended to sink a shaft to the
Lower End of tbe Shaft Twisted,
From the condition cf the shaft It
would seem that the men Hre surround
ed by a large mass of dirt and broken
imlHT. The lower portion of the
friiaft is so badly twisted that the cace
will not operate within' 10 feet of
where the men are netomlied. A res
cuing p.!tty of alout fifteen of the
most skillful miners at the mine was
CHILD NEARLY BURIED ALIVE
Returned to Conclouftne While Funeral
Preparations Were Making.
St. Joseph, Mich.. Jan. S. Oamille
Chamberlain. S-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. George Chamberlain, at
Hartford. Mich., escaped being buried
jlive Monday ly returning to con
sciousness In her cotHn while the last
preparations for her funeral were be
ing made. The little girl was pro
nounced dead last Saturday after a
long illness of acute Bright's disease.
All arrangements were made for her
The grave in the cemetery had been
prepared, the child placed in her coffin,
and the plans for the services at the
house announced. Almost as the
friends of the family were gathering
for the funeral the child showed signs
of returning to life. She was hastily
removed from her cottin and the phy
sicians summoned- Later she returned
to full consciousness.
Tonngers Ask a Com inn tat ion.
Sr. Paul. Minn., Jan. 8. Cole and
Jim Younger have applied to the state
board of -pardons for a commutation
of their life sentences for murder to
thirty-five years. They have already
served .thirty-six years and represent
that friends are ready to set them up
in business in Missouri, their old
Will Indorse the Grout BUI.
Free port. Ills.. Jan. 8. The . state
dairymen's annual convention met
here yesterday for a three days' ses
sion, with an unusually large attend
ance. IVesIdent Joseph Newman, of
Elgin, delivered the annual address.
The convention will indorse the Grout
Pioneer Lumberman DeatU
LaCrosse. Wis., Jan. 8. Silas BoanV
man. one of the oldest lumlicriiien of
this city, died Monday, aged 7. He
was one of the firt to enter the log
ging business when the Industry was
opened on the Mississippi.
Followed Her Huoband Quickly.
Jollet. Ills.. Jan. 8. While returning
from the burial of her husband. Mrs.
Julius Ultter. an inmate of the county
Ioor farm, dropped dead In this city
Monday afternoon. Hitter, who was
also an inmate, died last Friday, and
ill body was taken 10 Mokena for
burial. The Hitters were formerly
well-to-do. but gave their property to
relatives, it was paid, to avoid any
contest after their death.
Hell Company Doesn't Care.
Logansport. Ind.. Jan. 8. Several
months ago the city council granted a
new telephone company franchise
privilege, and notified the Hell com
pany that Its franchise, expiring Jan.
;i. would not "be renewed. Tbe com
pany has paid no attention to this noti
fication, and Is still doing business as
of yore, aud the city council is power
less to pxersul Jt3-CDcratioa.
Condensed Form of the Schley
Proceedings for the
CONGRESS MAY HOLD ALOOF
Provided the Executive Handles the
Matter in Spirit of
Washington, Jan. 8. -"Until the com
mittee on naval affairs meets it is all
guesswork what the house will do iu
the Schley controversy. Sentiment un
doubtedly is in favor of Schley. In
the senate there Is more Sampson sen
timent. Conservative members of both
houses say that if President Hoosevelt
Is willing to settle the vexed question
himself they think congress will hohL
aloof and let him do so. Just how he
will proceed no one pretends to know,
but that he wishes to wiiie the whole
wrangle off the slate aud do Justice to
all concerned is not doubted.
Wonld Veto Congressional Actlou.
it is rencrtea mat tne Tiresinenr la
disposed to veto any measure that con-
press might pass with relation to the
controversy. ibis action would not
mean displeasure with cither of the
piinelpals. but simply a determination
to stop the buzz of discussion.
Senate Compliment Fo raker.
Washington. Jan. S. At the conrln
slon of business yesterday the senate
paid a graceful compliment to Senator
Foraker bv adlournintr until 2 t. m.
today in order that senators might at
tend the marriage of Miss Foraker,
which occurred at noon today, without
interfering with their legislative du
Would Repeal Stamps Taxes.
Washington, Jan. S. Kepreseiitatlve
II. C. Smith, of Michigan, has intro
duced a bill amending the war rev-
l-.ue act by striking out the stamp tax
on bills of lading, manifests, etc.
FIGHTS FOR HIS SHARE
Young Man Cut Off With Little Con
tests His Father's
Ll;ico:u. Nel., Jan. S. Peveloji-
mentH as a result of the Miles will
use. which involves the disci rlbulion
f an estate of an estimated value of
Sl.tKM.Ciio to $7.hi ,!'.!. a son di:"pos
sesscd according to an old will drawn
y his par;'in in n fit of pique, may
recover his share of the est:.te. When
'amuol MP.cs. a multi-millionaire, died
lie cut off one of his sons. Samuel,
with a few thousands. Samuel con
tested the will, declaring that the tron
bls with h!s father that caused him to
be cut off had been settled before the
father's death. Samuel hist the suit,
and appealed, which apieal Is now
Samuel then went to ferreting. Four
weeks ago he secured information
that Paul T. Gadsden, a young attor
ney formerly of St. IOuis, had drawn
the document of 1X07 on the order of
the Hder Miles. Shortly after t tads
den removed to Old Mexico. He was
found, and announced his willingness
to testify that the terms of the will
gave Samuel an equal share with Jo
seph. His former stenographer was
then located, and related a similar
story. Both Gadsden and the stenog
rapher came -to Lincoln ami testified
liefore Judge Thompson in support of
the motion of Samuel's attorneys that
the case should be reopened. The
hearing will last for several days.
WILL GO IN STYLE
Cook County Democracy to Take In
the Charleston Im
position. Charleston. 6. C. Jan. S. C. K. Mil
ler, secretary to Robert F. Iturke. one
of tht leaders of the Cook County Ie
mocracy. of Chicago, arrived here
Monday to arrange fcr the coming of
that organization to the exposition. He
announced that probably '2T,0 members
of the Cook County Democracy would
arrive here on the evening of Feb. 10,
and stay here for several days. jier
haps until after President Roosevelt
Among those who will make up the
pary will be Mayor Carter Harrison, of
Chicago: John Powers, president of
the Cook County Democracy: Vice
I 'resident J. II. Brunjcs, James J.
Gray, T. K. Bryan and many other
prominent members. Mayor Hose, of
Milwaukee, will also lie a guest of the
rliib. An order has been issued that
all members, when on parade, must
wear Prince Alliert coats, high silk
hats, white neckties and patent leather
shoes, and carry silk umbrellas.
Vnj a legacy lax oi a,o?o.7.
Kenosha. Wis., Jan. 8. Mrs. Frede
rick S. Newell, execrutrix of the last
will of the late Frederick S. Newell,
formerly president of the Ha In Wagbn
works and one of the wealthiest men
of the city, paid to the county treas
urer ?7,0'5.87 as the legac y lax on the
estate. This 1 1 per cent, of the
value of the property as returnd by
the estate for taxation, thus making
the total value of the estate $7trJ.GS7.
Claim A rain t Mrs. Coffin.
Racine. Wis.. Jan. 8. Monday after
noon the creditors of Mrs. Grace Sin 11
Coftin met In the office of Heferee C.
II. Lee.. Mrs. Coftin Is ill In Milwau
kee. Chicago attorneys, representing
claims to the amount of $75,000, were
present and elected W. H. Carpenter,
a loCal real estate axon, as trustee.
In Speech From Throne
at Opening of Prus
ed Against Agitation
in Polish Districts.
Herlin, Jan. 8. The speech from
the throne at the opening of, the
Prussian diet today took a gloomy
view of ' the economic situation and
pointed out that as a whole the rc-
EMPEROR WILLIAM IL
suits of the financial year were dis
To Prevent A citation.
The necessity of adopting a meas
ure, against the agitation in the Pol
ish districts of eastern Prussia was
emphasized and declared the uphold
ing of the political economic position
of the German element there was
necessary for the self-preservation
BATTLE OF BRUTES
and Bull Engage in
bat IN WHICH MASTIFF IS MASTER
Encounter in a Pen That Haged
Over Hair an
Madiosn. Ind.. Jan. S. John Goller.
near North Madison, was the imjssps
sor of a large, powerful bull, and he
also owned a full-blooded German
mastiff, of unusual lighting qualities.
I Miring the last year the bull became
unruly aud was a menace to the com
munity, 1ut tbe dog continued to drive
it to and fro, as heretofore. Recently
Goller decided to get rid ef his dan
gerous iHt, and he invited a crowd of
friends to witness the snort.
Urates Set on One Another.
All nelng in readiness, he turned The
bull and dog- loose in the same ieii.
The mas-tiff attacked the bull reiieat
edly, ami stayed to the end. The bull
side-stepped and feiuted after the first
few onslaughts by the dog. but . find
ing there was no escape it took the
offensive but scon became too weak
from the loss of blood to injure the
dog. who then had things all its own
way. Finally the mastiff was dragged
away from its Weeding antagonist,
and the bull was shot and killed after
a conflict lasting over half an hour.
Milwaukee' KmerRency Comptroller.
Milwaukee, Jan. S. At a special
meeting of the council of this city yes
terday the appointment by Mayor
Kose of (ieorge II. Chase as city comp
troller was presented and confirmed
by a vote of L'; to i. The vacancy was
created by tbe committment of Comp
troller John It. Woif to the county
hospital for the insane. The legality
of 'the proceeding is questioned, as the
city charter docs not make any pro
vis'on for filling such a vacancy toy
On Trial tor Hi Life.
Waverly, la.. Jan. S. The trial of
Louis Husse for one of the most bru
tal murders iu the history of crime iu
Iowa was commenced here yesterday.
The murder was committed June 17
last in Hutler county, but so violent
was the fecllng.against Busso there
that Judge Clyde granted a change of
venue -to Hremcr county. Husse Is
charged with having killed his wife
and burned her body and his own
house to conceal the crime.
Uletl He fore He Turned White.
Lafayette, Ind.. Jan. 8. Leland
Hlggs. 17 years old, colored, who was
afflicted with u peculiar disease,
through which, he was gradually turn
ing white, is dead. Examination of
the dead liody showed about 70 per
cent, of the skin surface of a delicate
shade of pinkish white. The ailment
is known to the medical fraternity a
K-ucoderma. ar a. - .
Hepburn's Speech Anent the
Nicaraguan and Panama
HAS NO DOUBT WE CAN FORTIFY
And Providing It is Worked Right
Can Favor Our Own
Washington, Jan. 8. The second
day's debate in the house on the Nic
araguan canul bill was opened by
Shackleford (Mo.) who spoke earn
estly in advocacy of its passage.
Washington. Jan. 8. The first notes
of the contest between the Nicaragua
rind Panama routes for the isthmian
canal were heard in the senate yester
da v. Morgan offered and secured the
adoption of a resolution which iixli-
cated his purpose to have the commit
tee on interoceanic canals inquire into
the relations alleged to exist between
the trans-continental railroad compa
nies of the Fnited States and Canada
and the Panama Canal company. In
explanation of the resolution Morgan
declared that the alleged relations
were a "wicked mouoioly" which al
ready had cost the people of the Pacific
coast millions of dollars. The rela
tions involve the control by the Pan
ama Canal company of the Panama
Ibillroad company and the agreement
existing between certain railroads of
the Fnited States and the Pacific Mail
House Was the Point of Interest.
It was in the house, however, where
the interest in the caual matter cen
tered. Ttere Hepburn began the de
bate on the house Nicaragua canal lull,
lie is chairman of the committee that
reported the bill and is committed nn
quahhedlv to the Nicaragua route. lie
spoke for more than an hour, and then
held the floor while questions were
fired at him. Sha froth was the first
questioner. He asked: "1 should like
to know what is the gentleman s con
struct ion uixm this bill and upon the
late treaty that has been ratified as to
the power of the Fnited States to
fortify the canal."
"We Can Fortify the Canal, He Thinks.
Hepburu I have not any doubt
.about the riuht of the Fnited States
to defend that canal and to do it in the
wav that seems wise to the Fnited
States. If that involves the erection
of fortifications at the termini of the
canal, or of stockades at the cites of
the important works. I have no doubt
about the authority of the t lined
States to do it and that it would ex
ercise that authority.
A to DNrriniinaliiig Toll.
Fowler of New Jersey asked If It
was possible we could allow American
ships to pass through the canal with
out charge. Hepburn replied: "I have
no doubt but that the Fnited States
can use that canal in a manner advan
tageous to its own people above the
idvautage that It would He to other
people; at all events government ships
will go through free, and at all events
there is that trend in the air on the
part of other nations toward yielding
to the desires of the Fnited States
that makes me hopeful that if there
was a barrier of that kind now, we
would brush it out of the way pretty
soon." I Applause.
PANAMA CAN It. INTRODUCED
Why Hephurn Likes Nicaragua Brat Can
non Won Id Like to w ait.
Heplving to a question regarding the
Panama proixisiiion Hepburn said:
'Any gentleman who absorbs the com
mission's report and weighs it must
believe that, other things being equal.
the canal that is 4imi miles nearer our
territory, that makes New Orleans 4m)
miles nearer San Francisco and New
York 37.1 miles nearer than the other is
the iM-tter canal for us." Hepburn de-
la red that the whole Panama scheme
tad utterlv failed. The French stock-
ohlcrs had been robbed. The com
anv was discredited in France: iu
fact, it seemed to have no credit except
a the Fnited States.
If we build the Nicaragua canal."
asked Sims of Tennessee, "is it not
ikcly that the French government will
ompU'te the Panama canal."
"There is the same probability of
wo canals," answered Hepburu, "that
there is of the Cuez canal btaug para
lleled by another."
Ucphing to inquiries from Cannon
as to the conditions of the protocol
with Nicaragua Hepburn said his un
derstanding was that $ri.oon.oo; and
$I.XMi.(MK) were about the figures al
lowed Nicaragua and Costa Kica.
"Whv is this protocol not laid be
fore congress?" asked Cannon. "He-
ause the secretary of state has uis-
npproved some of the changes made in
the original draft of the protocol," an
swered Hepburn, " and pending fiual
tit termination it is not desirable to
submit the terms to congress."
Cannon insisted that nothing would
be lospby waiting for, say, sixty day?.
until the facts as to this protocol
ould be learned and congress1 could
deal with the subject in an orderly
Waa Not a Kegular Tims:.
Chicago. Jan. S. The hold-up man
who was shot and killed by Eugene
rector here a few nights ago has been
identified by a man who refused to
give his name as John Kyan. the son
of a man who Is said to live in P.rfiome
treet. New Yolk city. He says Kyan
was not a regular thug, but had grown
desperate at lieing unable to find work.
Terry McRotrrn and Have Snlll van.
New York, Jan. S. The twenty-five-
rouud bout lietween Terry McGovern
nd Have Sullivan will take place be
fore the Southern Athletic club, of
Louisville, Ky., on the afternoon of
l. 22. ;
Decision of Judge Tuley at Chi
cago Is Against the 'Phone
PEICES ARE NOT TO BE INCREASED
After Ooce Being Fixed by City Ordi
nance, Ilegardlesa of the
Chicago, Jan. S. .lodge Tuley hand
ed down his decision yesterday morn
ing in the case brought by the Hliuois
Manufacturing association against the
Chicago Telephone company, holding
that the latter had no right to charge
more than ?12."i a year for its 'phone
strivce. the contention or me com
pany that it was- entitled to charge
more on account of Its improved serv
ice was brushed aside. Neither the
citv nor subscribers are held to be es
topped Ty reason of acquiescence or
the signing of contracts, from recover
ing the amounts overpaid. It is held
that the company used force In secur
ing the higher rate aud the subscribers
were not free agents.
Temporary Injunction Ordered.
The decision holds that a telephone
company Is in the same position as a
street car corporation, and that wnen
a rate for fares or telephone service
is fixed bv law it cannot le altered.
The claim of the company that the or
dinance was in the nature of a con-
tract la met by decisions of the su
preme court of this state holding that
such an exercise of municipal power
is an act of sovereigntj-. The court
ordered a temporary injunction to be
prepared and entered it today. An ap
peal will lx taken to the supreme
court, which will stay the effect of the
Defines the Word "Telephone.
One of the most interesting points
brought out is the definition of the
word "telephone." The court holds
that the service cannot ibe divided into
separate items and, charges made for
each. He holds with the courts of In
diana, that "the telephone constitutes
ii general term, having reference to
the art of telephony as an institution,
but -more particularly to the apparatus
as an entirety, ordinarily used in the
transmission, as well as in the recep
tion i.f messages," ami "that the prop
er meaning of the word is an original
apparatus, an institution and not a
I3IPKOVKMKNTS ARE NOT EXTRAS
Company I Bound t! Keep lp With the
Times in That Kespect.
The judge held that grades of equip
ment or service are not permitted.
The service must be without discrim
ination or partiality. This disposes of
the Chicago Telephone company's
claim that it was liable only to furnish
the old ground circuit instruments
that were iu existence at the time the
ordinance was passed, for the rate of
$lir a year. Judge Tuley holds that
ill the improvements in the service
were made in the interests of the coni-
p:iiiv alone: that the better service was
only incidental to the progress of the
world in mechanical achievement.
In deciding that the company came
fnder the same provisions of the law
as street railway corporations his
honor cited the ease of the People ex.
rel. Jackson vs. the Suburban llailroad
ompanv, iu the ITSth Illinois reports.
In that case the village of IUver For-
st. which is organized under the
same act as Chicago, granted the street
railway company power to operate its
lilwav ami provided that the fare to
Chicago should' not exceed the rate
barged passengers for like service
from any other stopping place within
a certain part of the town of Cicero.
A discrimination by the company
against the Itiver Forestites was
checked by a mandamus.
The supreme court held that the
street railway company was "a quasi-
public corporation, and that the power
of the state to attach conditions to its
franchise may also be exercised by a
municipality under its- power to grant
o such coriioration the use of its
t reels. Compliance with the terms or
the ordinance became a duty to the
ublic." The judge applied this rea
soning to Uie telephone ordinance.
"I'nder the decisions," he says, "it
iccaine the duty of the defendant, as
it quasi-public service corporation, by
reason of the passage of the ordinance
and its acceptance and enjoyment of
the privileges conferred thereby, to fur
nish telephone service, with all the im
provements thereon, to its subscribers
it the ordinance rate or ior an
num, and no acts or acquiescence or
ts subscribers by signing and accept
ng telephone service under the special
entract 'Exhibit IV can lie held to be
an estoppel upon such subscribers or
to confer upon defendant a power
which it has assumed to exercise in
direct violatlou of the ordinance."
Tramp Staba a Young Hoy.
Waukcgan, Ills.. Jan. S. A 1.1-year-
old boy named Leber, living with his
broiher-in-law, Fred Weidhoff, on a
farm near the state line, was assaulted
m! ser;onsly wounded bv a tramp
while alone at the house. The tramp.
finding the boy was alone, tried to en
ter, but was warned away, whereupon
he stablied the Iwy in two places and
not mm in the leg.
More Trouble for KTerett-Moore.
Toledo. C, Jan. -8. Tue financial
roubles of the Everett-Moore syndl
ate have resulted in the appointment
of receivers for the Toledo and Detroit
railroad, one of the properties owned
by the syndicate. . .
Rev. Frederic William
First Ever Conducted
by Episcopal Church
Dubuque, Jan. 8. Kev. Frederick
William Keator, rector of St. John's
Episcopal church the past two years.
was this morning consecrated mis
sionary bishop of Olympia. The cer
emony was held in St. John's church
and was of an elaborate nature.
First in Iowa.
It was the first time in the history
of the Episcopal church in Iowa that
a bishopric consecration has taken
place and the attendance of the out-
MISS FORAKER WEDS
Senator's Daughter Becomes Wife of
Philadelphian at Wash
ington. Washington, Jan. 8. Miss Julia
Foraker. youngest daughter of Sen
ator and Mrs. Foraker, was married
at her parents' residence here today
to Francis King Wainwright. of Phil
adelphia. The ceremony was follow
ed by a reception, senatorial, dipji
matic and social circes being repre
sented. "BILLY" WILLBETHERE
As Soon as Gov. Shaw is on Deck
in the Treasury De
partment. Des Moines. Ia., Jan. 8. "Billy"
Coalson. Governor thaw's genteel col
ored 'jauitor and usher at the state
house, has been delinitely promised the
lirst appointment to be made by Gover
nor Shaw as secretary of the treasury.
This apiioHntment is in deference to the
express request of Mrs. Shaw, who has
found "Billy" exceedingly useful as
caterer, usher and man of all work at
the social functions of which she Js
hostess after his official duties have
His exact ofhee at Washington has
not been given out, but it Is understood
is it In a capacity that will permit of
the continuance of his personal ser
vice to Mrs. Shaw.
Iog Saved Them from Cremation.
Michigan City. Ind., Jan. 8. Th
barking of the family dog aroused
Herman Myer and family, who occu
pied a flat over Myer's grocery store,
and it required rapid flight in their
night clothes to save the members
from cremation. In the confusion the
baby in its crib was forgotten, but the
father rescued it at great iiersonal
risk, leaving the burning building on
a ladder. The loss Is $S,000, with
ale ot a .-qeuical college.
Chicago. Jan. S. The Northwestern
Medical college has been sold. The
Valparaiso (Iiid.) Normal school and
the Chicago Eclectic Medical college
have purchased the institution. The
legal transfer of the property ts ex
pected to be made within thirty days.
The mice acreed upon is $40,000.
An interesting coin has just been sold
in Germany. It is one of the few coins
in the history of the world which can.
be accused of having a humorous side
to it. In 1(579 the Danes descended ort
the port of Hamburg, but their attack
on the famous Hanse town proved un
successful. The inhabitants of the
town struck a medal to commemorate
the occasion. The legend on the coin
was as follows: "The king of Denmark
has been to Hamburg. If thou wouldst
know what he achieved, look on the
other side." It is needless to add that
"the other side" is a blank.
Ilia Man Was Appointed.
As an instance of the acuteness of AI
Daggett, the former Republican leader
of Kings county, N. Y., the story is told
that when Seth Low was elected mayor
of Brooklyn some years ago he wrote
to Mr. Daggett, offering to appoint as
commissioner of elections one of any
three men he might name. Al wrote
three lines to the mayor, as follows:
"Charles Henry Cotton, C. II. Cotton,
C. Henry Cotton." Needless to say Mr.
Cotton was appointed.
Her Pet Fad.
Mrs. Jones Mrs. Robinson is thd
greatest woman to stick to a fad I eved
Mrs. Brown Why, I never beard
anybody mention that before.
Mrs. Jones Can't help that. It's so,
all tbe same. Just see bow she has
gone on admiring that husband of hers
these twenty years and more. Boston
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