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VOL. Iil. NO, 13d.
ROCK ISLAND, Ilili., FllIDAX, MARCH 28, 1902.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
More of Sensational
Charges as To D.
x VV- I. Sale.
THE BOODLE TALK
Imputation of the State
Washington. March 28. A genuine
Fcnsatioii was cr.used ill the house yes
trday by tin' presentation by RicLard
roii of Tennessee, tin Democratic lead
er, f charges alleging the corrupt use
of a fund of :S.i)o.iioo in connection
with tin- sale of the. Danish West In
dies. The charges were contained in
nn nllegi-d secret rejMH-t of Captain
Walter Christina to the Danish, gov
orniuent. which declared that he had
employed corrupt means to lrlnjr th
negotiations for the sale of the Island.'
to a consummation. The rejort, ex
tracts froui which Richardson read
mentioned the names of Aimer McKin
Icy and his partner. Colonel Rrowji;
C. W. Knox, who was descrilicd as
"an intimate friend of Senator Ilanna;"
Richard J. Kvans. who was said to. rcp-
sent Mr. Gardner and his friends in
the house," and two press associa
tions, the names of which were not
given, as having bceli interested In
' Imputation on the State liepartmenrf
Ilichardson by implication added the
name of the secretary of state. In his
speech presenting and defending his
resolution he said: "I have so far
made no reflections uir.n any American
official; but I do say this, that these
facts that I have suhyiittcd here, the
extracts from these Danish papers,
show that ail this corrupt contract
busfness bad Ix'i-n exrosed and pub
lished since the 2Mb day of January
In the Danish papers. Did
these L'nited States senators, did the
committee on foreign affairs of the
senate, know this"? I do not know:
but this is the lirst tlme.the attention
of this house has been called to this
disgraceful state of affairs. It seems
to me there Is one thing unpardonable
In this whole business, and that is
that the department of state must have
known of the publication of these In
frunous charges in Iemnark and in
Copenhagen for two weeks, or nearly
three weeks, br-fore this treaty was rat
ilied." Cannon Opens Fire on Christians.
The charges against members of
congress were not spec! tie. l'oii the
basi of this r-Mrt Richardson asked
the adoption of a resolution for the
i: jixint ment of an Investigating com-
mitte of seven. The speaker ruled
that the matter was privileged after
Ilichardson had amended his resolu
tion so as to specifically include mem
bers of the house. Great excit"inent
attended the whole proceeding. Can
non of Illinois insisted that Richard
son's presentation was fragmentary,
and that the wholi matter should go
over until today in order that mem
bers might read the documents, pre
sented, which included nevspajer ex
tracts, affidavits, etc.. in the record.
Christmas, lie declared, on his own
statement was a brilier and worse.
liooiie I'rcfer to Investigate.
Rut the house voted down the mo
tion to jiostpone, ami the resolution
after being amended ir minor particu
lars, was adopted. The speaker imme
diately apiointed the following com
mittee to make the investigation: Dal
zell, Hitt. Cousins. MeCall of "Massa
chusetts. Richardson. Dinsniore of Ar
kansas and Cowherd of Misosurl the
last three being Democrats.
MEIJ GKON MAKES A STATKMKXT
Over Hera to Tell Fart What the State
Oepartinrnt Wilt Say.
Following Is the pith of a st'itement
made by .Niels Gron regarding the
Christmas statement :
'When, early in February last, the
contents of Mr. Walter Christmas net-ret
report to the Danish government
illative to the transfer of the Daiush
West India islands to the United
States became public a party compris
ing a large iiortion of Denmark's lest
and most influential men and highest
interests, realizing that since Christ
mas had in the furtherance of the
pending treaty served by direct au
thority, first, the secretary of state
of the United States, and afterward
the Danish prime minister. Mr. Ilor
ring, it would be impossible to disas
sociate his efforts from the treaty, or
the methods set forth in his report
from the olticial negotiation; and real
izing further that if the present treaty
.was consummated and iwruiitted to
take effect Denmark would be obliged
to stand before the world as having
made use of, and the United States as
having accepted, such negotiations as
said Christmas sets forth and' de
'scribes in the above-mentioned re4ort.
and since it was thought that that
'twould place the people of the two na
tions in an unfavorable and regrettable
light. I was requested by the party
referred to to journey with all speed
from Copenhagen to Washington and
lay before the representatives of the
people of the United States the facts
touching eertnin parts of the-negotiations,
in order that any further steps
taken by the United States toward
causing the taking effect of the treaty
In uuestlou might be done with a full
THE SPIRITS DID IT
A . Woman Gets a Divorce
. Grounds of
BUT 13 ALLOWED NO ALIMONY
Her Attitude On Spiritualism
Suliivan. Ind.. March 28. Mrs. Car
rie Klolse Holmes lib-d a petition for
divorce from Arthur A. Holmes, alleg
ing ill treatment and claiming that the
defendant was morose and sullen and
I fused to coniide ill her. and demand
ing j.riisti alimony and fur.o atttoruey
fees. Holmes tib-d a cross-complaint
(ieiiyiug plaintiffs allegations, but
asked that the decree be granted.
Judge Harris thereupon granted tin
separation, but ret used the alimony
and attorney fees. Mr. and Mrs,
Holmes were married at Argos, April
is. 3SS2, living together until Tues
day. . .
Kailira! About Spiritualism.
.Mrs. noimes is tne daughter of 1. D.
Lowe, formerly of Argos. but now of
this city. Mrs. Holmes for some time
has leen a student of Spirit i;.lism,
and recently tiecniue very radical in
her views and c:.used a sensation by
publication of articles attacking local
ministers and others, together with
the clubs and social organizations.
Holmes did not share her -.lews, and
this led to friction.
HIS YOUTH SAVES HIM
Degenerate ir Twelve Yearn Who
Murdered a Little
W-ishington. March 28. Justice Aii
uetson. in the iMstrict criminal court.
di ret ted the jury in the case of Ileze-
kiah Coates. the 12-yc:ir-old colored
lsy charged with the niunler of Car-
tie Corbin. aged s yeas. last Decern
ber. to lender a vcrdi t of not guilty.
The b-jy was thereuix. :i released from
In taking this actioi the court Kint
cd out that the law liresumes that a
child between the ages of 7 and 14
y.iars has not tie- intent to commit
crime, and as the government uau
not even attempt d o overcome such
presumption the-dcteiut.int was cull'
tied to be discharged.
WRIT WONT HOLD NOW
Notable Case of. Mrs. Votings and
YpsUantl." Muh.." March 2s?. Mrs,
Charles Youngs, of crpctnnl Injune-
lion" fame, who recently secured n di
vorce. has been married to Foster Kil
Patrick. Youngs procured the injunc
tion during the pciiding'of his divorce
proceedings between his (then) wife
and himself. Kilpatrick was a loard
er in the Youngs household and Youngs
complained tl- it he was sweet on Mrs.
"ioungs. The .'njunction. which attract
ed attention throughout the countrv.
ordered Kilpatrick to keep away from
Mrs. toungs. Kilpatrick and Mrs.
Youngs always contended that Youngs'
ullegat.ous Mere groundless.
The marriage of Mrs. Youngs and
Kilpatrick took place at Windsor
Tuesday. March 11. but was kept se
cret. Kilpatrick now lives in Traverse
City. He came to Ypsilanti March S.
and. iiccording to. statements by 2 II
lM rt I'.rown. in whose family Mrs. Kil
patrick is living, the couple were mar
ried in the Canadian town the follow
ing Tuesday. Kilpatrick left
days later for Traverse City',
according to Mr. I'.rown. Mrs.
rick will shortly join him.
PRAYER FOR PEACE."
iovel Feature of Great
Good Friday Ob-
. Lon-ton. March 2. "Prayer for
peace was the only novel feature of
th observance of Good Friday in
Great liiitain. All business was sus
pended, and the churches and oen
air res'.-vts in the neighborhood of
London were c-fTwded.
knowledge of, the situation." mis 13
dated March '27. HNr
It Is said that the answer of the
state department to the Richardson
resolution will disclose the fact tha,t
the Fluted States government has re
fused to have to do with any persons
as a party to the treaty who were not
directly connected with the "Danish
government. The department also
) '.aced on record its determination to
pay no commission to any person on
account of the cession of the islands.
It will le pointed out that our govern
ment had no right to dictate to the
Danish government as to what it
should do In the matter of paying com
missions. ' -
ArqaittcU of a Murder.
SIcArthur, O.. March iS. After be
ing o-it all night the jury has rendered
a verdict of acquittal in the case of
Joseph Cox. charged with murder.
Cox had killed Raymond RatclifTe at
a country church. Jan. Hi. last, be
cause RatclifTe assaulted him for per
sisting In paying attention' to Rat
clifTe's sister, after rejieated warnings.
The parties were both school teacr
ers ami Ratc-lIfTe's wife was a sister
off. Cox. . - '
Wherein Princess Radziwill i;
Accused of For
gery ON THE LATE CECIL RHODES
Details That Are Particularly Inter
esting at This
Cape Town. Man-li';s. The hearing
of the charges againt I'rinef-ss Rad
ziwill (who is accused of forgery in
connection with notes purNrting to
lr.ive been signed !y Cecil Rhodes) was
resumed yesterday. The princess tes
tillcd in her own behalf. She was com
mitted for trial and her Itotid lixed at
i;'.TdHh It was furnished by herself
and two sureties.' Kvidence submitted
by the prosecution showed that last
August l'rincesss Radziwill received
two telegrams sent from Cape Town
to Kenilworth, Cape Colony, and pur
porting to be from IS. A. "llawksley.
counsel for the Rritish Chartered South
African .co.muany. , -
I lie princes sultse'Uently brined a
junior clerk in the telegraph otliee at
Kenilworth. for 1U shillings, to insert
"London" as the oflhv of origin of
tl'.cse telegrams. She then showed the
messages to a linn of attorneys as
cablegrams from the solicitor of
Khodcs. This was done with the object
of securing a V rate of discount on
.1 bill for fl'.tMI. Rhodes cabled to
South African newspapers advertise
ments in which he repudiated his sig
natures to all bills." but Princess Rad-
.iwill afterward attempted to disitmnt
notes for :.((H and it'..HM.. The in
dictment against the prim-ess includes
seventeen counts for forgery and
fraud and a charge of contravention
bf the telegraph act.
HE DID NOT. APPEAR
Senrcli Tor a Groom-to-Jle
Failed to Mutcriali.c in
I.iilcoln. Neb., March '2S. Mrs. Abe-
l'na Weiss, of P.eardstown. Ills., ap
plied to the Lincoln police for aid in
a search for a man who had promised
to make her his wife. Mrs. Weiss had
answered an advertisement printed. by
Mivhacl Miller, of Plcasantdale. Neb.
.i lid. after a prolonged cuncsiioiiiiinii1
she- came to Lincoln by mutual agree
ment that they sliould , wed. .Miller
was to know her by a !it of ribbon
p!nned to her dress.
Mrs. Weiss i.rrlved In the mormn
and after wai.lng at the railroad sta
tion for six '.ours she sought the as
sistance of the police in .locating Mil
er. Mrs. Weiss spent practically her
last cent in buying a ticket from
Ji-inlstown to Lincoln. She was sent
on to" Plcasantdale. where Miller lives.
nnd will insist on his making good his
i. remise or else pay her fare back to
HANGING OF BULLOCK
i'onti icfeil of .Murder ol a
Fort Saskatchewan, '.v. W.T.. March
iS. Charles Rullock was hanged here
for the murder of Leon Staiton in the
Rattle River country last April. Rull
ock was convicted on purely circum
stantial evidence. Leon Staiton left
his home at Kalamazoo. Mich., to take
!ositlon with the Union Pacilio at
There he met Rullock. who was also
from Michigan, and they became
chums. Rullock induced Staiton to ac
company him to Canada, Rullock's
parents having a farm in the Rattle
River district. Rullock arrived alone
at the farm. ! roin there he went to
Montana and changed his name. Two
months later a body identified as that
of Staiton was found half burled near
the Rullock farm.
Squatter' KlRlit Illn't Hold.
Port Huron. Mich., March lis. Dep
uty Sheriff Shannon has evicted Fred
Guillette and family from Dickinson's
island. They have resided on the land
for thirty-live years, but it is claimed
In- Dickinson's atttoruey that Guillette
claimed a squatter's right. The su
preme court some time ago established
Dickinson s title to his pi-opcrty, and
uillette'has been there merely as a
Yandrbllt In the Cooler.
Paris. March 'JS. It Is announced
here from Nice that while W. K. Van-ito-rhilt.
Jr., and D. W. Rishop were
pasting on an autoi: obile through the
village of Le Luc. on iieir way to
Nice, they were arrested for fast
traveling and for not showing lights
on their machine. Vanderbilt ami Mr.
Rishop were kept in the station liouse
until morning, wb-.'i they were re
Nw ItiHe for Itiitlnh Kohlien.
JiOiidon. March -X. The war office
has approved the new rifles and they
will probably soon le issued to the
who.Ie Rrltiah army. The new arm is
nineteen annces lighter and. its barrel
is live inches shorter, but It has tho
same range as the rifle now in use.
It has the Mauser breech mechanism,
but an. improved lxlt action.
ItepnMican I'reoa llurea l.
Indianapolis. March US. The press
bureau of the Republican state com
mittee will begin business within a
short time. George R. Lockwood. of
era. private secretary to Representa
tive Steele, who will have cliarge. lias
received grant of a leave of absence
so as to Ih able to'give his entlre-at-t-iitni
to tlm work. ......
MACHINE GETS JAR
In Connection With Yesterday'
Republican State Com
mittee Meeting. '
Breaking Away of McKlnney Causes
tion. SpringheM, March -.. in comiec
lion with yesterday's meeting of the
i-fuuhlienn state ' cent ral committee
that issued a call for the state con
ventiou at Springfield Thursday. May
S, it may be. said the apportionment
will make a convention of 1,4'JU dele
gates, if whom ."i:5 wl come from
Coo It county.. The ! ates-IIopkins
forces.were badlv worsted in the
onlv three happenings of the meet
ing of the state central committee
vesterdav. One was the practical
abandonment oMhe attempt to force
t nomination of Congressman Hop
kins as a party candidate for Fnited
Stales senator at the state eonven
tion. 1 he second was the arrange
ment of the call so as to seriously
handicap whatever chances Senator
In Small, the Yates candidate, may
have had for the nomination for
state treasurer. I he third was the
insertion in the call of a resolution
forbidding the selection of delegates
to the state convention by county
committees, and wlueii will force
Lieut. Gov. Northeott to hold a con
ventiou in Rond county after all and
evt linnsell chosen as a oeiegaie 10
the state convention in the regular
Phis was n namahle attack on
Lieut. Gov. Northeott, who recently
had himself chosen a delegate to the
state convention from l.oiul county
Jliv the county coinmaltee without
anv convention, and the advertised
Yates program in Williamson county.
wli er ihe governor s henchman. John
1L Ibinean. is Drenaring to do tin
Incidental to. all this was the
breaking awav from the state admin
istration of I oiimntteemaii .lames
McK'inni'v. of Mercer county. who
formally resigned his place as a mem
ber of the state railway and ware
'McKlr-y (ilve Vates a .l'r.
The Yats party was thrown into
soasi'iis hv the resignation of James
McKimiev. a "member of the railroad
anil warehouse commission. Gv,
Vales sent out John Oglcsby, the fish
agent, to round up his advisers for a
consultation. McKinney was the
chairman of the executive committee
of Ihe republican state central com
mittee during the campaign of P.MMi,
He is an honest, efficient man. With
the ereatest reluctance Gov. Yates
apNiinted him as one of the railroad
board. Mr. McKinney lives in Mw-
eer county, in an antT-Yates district,
lie will be a member of the state cen
tral committee from his congression
al district. The position he resignc
is an asset in Yates' hands. Dr. Hall
superintendent of the asylum for the
1 .1 i in I :it Jacksonville, was soueezeil
out a few weeks ago. His place, it
is believed, rvill go to a Dr. Athon in
return for the votes of the delegates
from Clark count v. McKinney "s
place might be giveu to doe Ridwell
chief grain inspector at Chicago, who
hel l "it tinder Tanner.
Altogether it was not a good day
for the Yates-Hopkins combination.
and the stock oTthe Aurora congress
111:10 as a senatorial nossibiht V has
gone considerably lndow par.
HUNG HIM ANYWAY
People of Casper, AVyo., Lynch a
Convicted Murderer Court
Cheyenne, Wvo., March 2S. Charles
Woodward, who was sentenced to be
hanged at Casper, Wvo.. today for
the murder of Sheriff Ricker. but in
whose lehalf a stay of execution was
issued bv the supreme court last
'C ....... I...l 1 .. f'..l...r- Iwt
lie IIm Hired a Hall.
Ronton ILsrhor. Mich.. March .2S.
Elder Williams, until recently pastor
of the Christian Catholic church, and
who . fts removed leeause he publicly
stat-.tl -hat he feared that ommerclal-
Ism w eating out the spiritual heart
of the ",wle church, has rented tho
Rell oieru , cuse and savs he will ex
cise the local church next Sunday nf-
t( 1 noon.
Nobody Would Tratify.
Omaha. Neb.. March Robert
Limerick and Frank Wi'.'I ims. who
held up and robbed n gambling room
on Douglas -reet In February, have
been discharged without prosecution.
The county attorney says he could And
no witness who was willing to testify
against the men for fear of Incrimi
' Knows Members of the Mob.
La Junta. Colo.. March 2S. The au
thorities claim to have the names of
some of the lenders In the lynching
of W. II. Wallace, the colored rail
way porter charged with assaulting
Mrs. Henrietta Miller, nnd it is said
prosecutions will txa begun against
them at the April term of court. .
Pins His Faith in Final Acquittal
on the New York Appel
MUCH SUEPBISED BY THE VERDICT
And. Believes Recorder G off and the
Prosecuting Attorney .jbare
New York. March 2.. Albert T.
Patrick, convicted Wednesday night
of the murder of William M. Rice,
had a consultation, yesterday .with his
father. Colonel Patrick, and his coun
sel from Chicago. Turner. Patrick re
tained his composure throughout the
conference and conversed cordially
with his -father and counsel. In dis
cussing the case Patrick snid: "No one
in the court room was more surprised
by that verdict than I. As a lawyer
I do not see how upon the testimony
given the verdict could have been
found. I do not believe- that had
Recorder GofT and Assistant District
Attorney Osborne known what effect
their addresses would have upon the
jury they would have made them in
the terms they did."
Talk of tlie IVn-uml-lnk Kxperts.
Patrick discussed the handwriting
testimony and the testimony which
was excluded concerning the actions
of Riee when he made the will. He
spoke also of the testimony which he
said would have been given in his fa
vor by 'Sehepiel, who was the dead
millionaire's friend for fifteen years.
and the testimony offered by Adams
regarding Rice's views on cremation.
Speaking of the. handwriting tes
timony. Patrick said that the signa
tures to the Tour disputed checks va
ried only in the same way as the sig
natures to any similar number of pa
pers would vary. He said that only
an expert could detect tho difference.
Makes t'li:iri;c of Rriliery.
t oiicermng other testimony the con
victed man said: "How can the dec
laration and determination of a dead
man be arrivin! at except by testimony
of a third party? It is done verv dav
in tne surrogates court. Alter ex
pressing the belief that both the
recorder and the assistant district at
torney were astonished bv the verdict.
Patrick said: "I believe the jure to
have been comiosed of honest men. I
have on reason to believe otherwise.
virtually selected the jurv 11. s. If.
Rut this I do know: Kvery Witness
and every one connected with n.e who
could be bribed, caloltsl or intluejiced
was approached, and if influence could
possibly ln used upon anv member of
the jury I believe it was used.
Tlmiki tbe Verdict Won't Stum!.
"Now. I do not believe for a mo
ment that this verdict will stand. It
will go to the court of appeals, where
the questions of law and fact will be
passed upon." Patrick said further
that there was not one actiiei on his
part that he regretted not one thing
he would not do again. Ask'.nl if he
would go on the stand in the event
of a new trial he said he in his
lawyers' hands and would (",o what
A McKOWN VICTIM
Voting Woman Tells" Her Experience
With St. Joseph I'olyga
Omaha. "Vci.. -March Mrs.
T Volley, of tiiis city, has identified n
hotograpli of Charles L. McKown,
alias Nelson, under ar -st at St. Jo
seph. Mo.. 011 thechar-i.; of bigumv.
is that of a man to whom she was
married last , January. The couple
were married in this city and went to
a local hotel.
The following morning thev returned
to the bride's home'. 1 luring the (lav.
she says, the man picked up lier gold
watch And chain nnd several other
aluable articles of .V'wclrv and "went
down town to arrarge some b.isiness
affairs." He never returned. Mrs. Cof
fey says McKown represented himself
to be an actor and -ilaywright, and a
man 01 wealth.
Some Illinois Tax Figure.
Springfield. Ills., March 2S. A com
pilation of the taxes raised in Illi
nois, exclusive 9 Cook county, for
IDOl shows an aggregate of S"Jii.32t,-
SS'J.o-t, classified us follows: State,
$2.97r(,.1.iS.0S; county, ?4 .252.5 lo.'VJ;
itw r?;;.0.i.l2;.!KJ: whool, rfJUHJO.
70.21: bond, ?S58,"30.21; all others,
Six Young; .Men in Trouble.
Madison, Wis., March 2. Ry
confession of Coristlan Tollefson
learned that the attempt to rob
bank of Caiftbridge March 7,"'
made by six young mm of the vicinity.
of whom he was one. Tollefson when
arrested broke tlown and gave the
names of his confederates..
STRIKE MONTH OFF
That Is the Situation Relative to
the Trouble in the Anthra
CONCILIATION IS TO BE TESTEE-
Civic Federation, Coal Operators and
Miners' leaders Agree to Talk;
New York. March 28. President
Mitchell last night sent the following
telegram addressed to the secretaries
of the three anthracite districts: "We
held a conference with presidents of
coal-carrying railroads and conciliation
committee of National Civic Federa
tion today. After discussing the situ
ation the Civic Federation requested
postponement of action for a period
not to cxcif-d thirty days, within
which time operators agree to meet
us In conference with Civic Federation
for tlie purpose of trying to reconcile
differences between us. In the mean
time mines are to continue in opera
tion as usual. We are hopeful that
questions at issue -will be satisfactor
ily adjusted and strike averted. No
tify all mine workers to defer action
upon resolution adopted at Shamokin
Clali.is of the Two Parties Stated.
The foregoing telegram tells fully
the result, of the gathering referred to
Neii- tor Ilanna. as chairman of the in
dustrial department ef tlie Federation
was etiijioweritr to call another confer
ence at any favorable time within
the next thirty days. The workers
asked for an increase in pay. a" short
ening of the working day to eight
hours, nnd the adoption of a scale
for the entire district. The operators
d -cliued to grant the demands as to
time ami pay. and refused to permit
the complete unionizing of their irop-er'i-
s. "The operators offered to meet
employes with grievances at any time,
but insisted that there be no distinc
tion between union and non-union men.
Ti:.ey also asserted that present, mar
ket conditions didnot warren t any in
crease in wages or a decrease in work
Men Who Were in Conference.
Senator Ilanna. Oscar S. Straus and
Fra.-x Duncan, a sub-committee named
by the conciliators, arranged for the
conference-, which was held at the
Church Mission Home. The operators
pr-sent were W. II. Truesdale, presi
de 1 of the Delaware. Lackawanna!
.ii-1 Western railroad: K. P.. Thomas.
chairman of the board of the Erie
l-:. ilro.nl: George S. Raer. of the Read
lug railroad, and Robert Olyphant
president of the Delaware and Hudson
company. The spokesmen for the min
ers were John Mitchell, president of
th. Fnited Mine Workers, and Dis
tiici Presidents Nicholls. John Fa hey
and Thomas Puffy. The presidents
made the point that the ultimatum of
the union to strike on April 1 did not
give proper time for a discussion of
the differences existing -and seemetl
like a threat held" over them.
Mitchell Makes a Concession.
President Mitchell and his assistants
said they wore highly desirous of im
provijig the condition of their fellow
workers by peaceful means, and that
while there was any prospect of ae
ccmplishing their purpose by such
means they were prepared to withhold
the strike order. Mitchell agreed to
withdraw the order temporarily to give
opportunity for the second conference
winch Senator ilanna is to call. W hen
Senator Ilanna came from the confer
ence room he said that an agreement
seemed likely, and Oscar Straus agreed
with him. Mitchell and. his colleagues
refused to -talk.
NO MINE STKIKE IN IOWA
Masters and Men May Agree After Declar
ing It Was Impogftible.
Pes Moines. Ia.. March iS. Repre
sentatives of the coal miners of Iowa
and the mine operators notified each
ouier mat tney nau no further prop
osition to submit-and that neither
would concede another point on the
questions at controversy. However, a
conference 'was arranged, although
both sides declared It would be use
less. This meant a strike on April 1.
Retween and H,oO miners
are employed in this state. They all
belong to the United Mine Workers.
President John Mitchell visited the
conference two weeks ago and urged
them to insist upon their demands.
The operators had made concessions
as to the 1Su2-1!0,1 scale, but they
declined to meet the principal demand
of the miners. This demand was for
the employment by the operators of
Rut much to every body's surprise
the conference "ommittee vesterdav
report (Ml an agreement to the joint
convent ionl In - reaching this agree
ment the miners withdrew their uni
form wage proposition and both sides
granted concessions on the question of
shot lirers. The resolution as present
ed to the convention emliodied a clause
for the employment of competent shot
examiners or the miners might em
ploy shot lirers at their own expense
and provided that shots 'should lc
fired but once a day in all districts
where one shooting produced sufficient
When the scale and resolutions
fidopted' by the committee were re-
I-orted to the convention there was a
great deal of dissatisfaction on the
part of the miners. After discussing it
the entire morning they retired into
executive session for its consideration.
At a late hour last evening no conclu
sion had been reached by the miners,
though It is generally believed they
will not order a strike.
IJes Moines, March -S. In accord
ance with the understanding rcacnea
last night thp joint conference of
miners and operators ratified the
agreement finaHyand adjourned this
forenoon. Tlie mintrs were defeat
ed in their main contention, secur-
Offers His Resigna
tion to President.
GETS SOMETHING ELSE
Hence It Does Not Take
Place at the Pres
Washington. March 2s. Commis
sioner of Pensions Lvans has placed
his resignation in the hands of the
president. It will not take effect un
til some important position in the
diplomatic service s found for inn,
i. A. IC KciMirt In.
The pension committee appointed
at the last annual encampment of
the i. A. II. to investigate tlie affairs
f the pension bureau has made itss
report- to the president but it is not
vet made public.
Two Killed and Others Injured
loliet & Chicago Electric
loliet. III., March 28. Two men
'were killed and several seriously
injured in a head-on collision nt.Sag
bridge today between two cars on
the .loliet )t Chicago electric rail
road. The dead: John C. Man, 1110-
torman; (leorge Rarrett. lineman.
Six injured were taken to St. Jo
seph's hospital, this city. The col-
l-sion occurred in a dense fog-.
LOOKS LIKE TROUBLE
Turkish Government Calls
Irregular Troops to
Constantinople. March 2S. The
Turkish government has decided to
call to colors 'iO.(KM) irregular troops.
This mobolization is ostensibly for
the annual manouvres, but in view
of the condition in Macedonia con
siderable significance is attached to
Pes -Moines. March 2s. The com
pulsory education bill passed the
y and will become a law
approved bv the gov-
ing neither increase in day wage scale
nor employment of shot tirers by op
erators. The only contenjjon by the
latter was the employment of shot.
Oruentinie Mrtvinley Helios.
I.uffalo. X. Y.. March 28. The re
volver from which was tired the bullet
that killed President McKinley. the
handkerchief with which the assassin
covered the hand which held the re
volver as he thrust it toward the pres
ident, and the cartridges that were
in the revolver. hae all been turned
over 'to the Ruffalo JJistorical society
ind will be placed in the museum of
Male Antl-Oleo l.nw IsUood.
Lincoln. Nob.. March 28. In the dis
trict court, in a suit brought to test
the legality of the Nebraska anti
oleomargarine law. Judge Cornish de
cided in favor of the state, and im
posed a tine of $20 on a local butcher
firm, convicted of selling the product.
( KoIineKrt Preacher In Jail.
Ardmore. I. T.. March 28. Rev. E.
Lamar, the Holiness preacher who
shot and killenl Colvin Van Winkle in
front of his church at Cumberland
Sunday night, has been bound over
without bail and placed" in jail here
to await the action of the grand lurv.
Cholera Abating at Manila. -Manila.
March 2S. It is believed
that the cholera here has abated. The
cases recorded yesterday are of a
milder fornrl The disease has been
entirely confined to natives and Chi
namen. Straits of Mackinac Clear. -
Detroit. March 28. Norman D. Con
ger, observer In charge of the local
weather bureau, has been advised by
Wire that the ice went out of. the
Straits of Mvickinnc during the night
Into Lake Michigan. Navigation ia
now onen through the straits.
l-ayue Hears rroiit Mew Mexico.
Washington. March 28. Postmas
ter General Payne has received tbe
following telegram from Postmaster
John R. Ouyer. of Clayton. N. M.: I
was attacked In the postolfice yester
day, and jn defense of myself and my -office
shot and killed a man. Partlc-
ulars by mall."
Old Kailiray Official tt tires.
Jlarshalltown. Ia., March 2S. The
retirement of Seth Zuge, for thirty
years employed in Important capaci
ties by the Iowa Central, Is announced.