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VOIi. Iil. NO. 141.
ROCK ISLAND, IL.L.., THURSDAY, A PB 1 L. 3, 1902.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Is Working Destruction
Among Hotels at At
s lantic City.
MANY ALREADY GONE
Enormous Loss Feared
Atlantic City, April .. Fire which
was rcjMirtcd started in Hradv-'s bath
houses near Illinois avenue, has near
ly destroyed the Turf on hotel and
six other adjoinmg- hotels are'on fire
It is believed all hotels on the beach
front from Illinois to New York av
enues will he destroyed. Philadelphia
sent lire engines.
At noon the fire was still raging,
having spread to a block north of
that in which it originated.
Iahkh of ;.0O0,00O.
Young's pier is ablaze and will be
a total loss.
Light- hotels were either partially
or entirely destroyed by the tire. The
hotels destroyed were the Windsor,
Herkeley, Stratford. Stickney, Luray.
Tarlton and Kverad.
The Holland hotel and Young's
pier are burning fiercely. The fire is
not under control and lire apparatus
from Philadelphia and Camden have
The loss is roughly estimated at the
present- writing- at S2.tmo.ooo. It is
rumored six lives were lost, but un
Sweepof Flame Finally stopped.
Timely assistance from Philadel
phia and Camden aided materially in
finally stopping the sweep of the
llames. The hotels- Windsor and
Kverar.l were only partially destroy
ed. The New Holland is saved. The
lire will prove a great hardship on
many hotel men who had just rented
and opened for the spring' season.
They lost all they had, with very lit
tle in-urance. as insurance compan
ies would not take risks on the beaeJi
From Army a Fanatic is lead
ing; in Afghanis
tan. Allhabad. Hritish India. April ?,.
Hudda Mullah, a fanatic who has in
the past endeavored to embroil (irent
Hritain and Afghanistan, lias started
forCalml. the capital of Afghanistan,
wilh ,".(Mi) armed followers.
It is feared his arrival at Cabul will
cause disturbances, as the widow of
the late ameer is opposed to him.
YOUNG OGLESBY EOUSD WEST
His Ilrother Orders His Arrest miDtr.
Springfield. Ills., April 3. Colonel
John I. J. Oglesby, whose wanl and
brother, Javier Oglesby, reported his
engagement to Miss Hosiers, of New
York, on the arrival in New York of the
St. Paul. Saturday, after four days
uctUaiiitani-e with her. finally ordered
the New York jwdice to arrest Jasper,
loiter he received a telegram savins
that his brother had been trace I to
the Waldorf-Astoria, but had left for
Elkhart. Ills., before the arrival of
ths officers. Colonel Oglesby has no
in format ion from his brother and
knows nothing of the romance except
through the newspapers. Tiring of his
brother's refusal to answer telegrams,
the order to the iolice was given.
Colonel Oglesby said that he was
not optsed to his brother's marriage
to Miss lingers if everything; is proper
and her reputation and connect ions are
as they are reiorted. "I have no in
formation on the matter." said he. "I
must look after my brother. I am his
guardian, and propose to know every
thing is straight before I give my
consent." It is not at all certain that
Oglesby and Miss Holers met for the
tirst time on the St. Paul.
National Memorial t'ni verxlt jr.
Mason City, la'.. April il. The first
and main building of the National
Memorial university being built at Ma
son City solely by contributions from
the Sons of Veterans of the I'nlted
States and allied organizations is
al-out completed. The structure, erect
ed at a cost of $1io,. occupies ui
central position in the Hni-ncre site on
Patriots' hill. It is of stone, fireproof.
feet long and seventy-six feet
high, and three stories high above the
High Gum Nnuiber 143,
Kansas City. April 8. With -T.W en
tries and 4."i; actual starters the, 4 rand
werican handicap opened at I Slue Hiv
er park yesterday, and at the end of
the day 142 wing shots had a straight
score of eight birds. There will be
right rounds each day until the list
of withdrawals .makes it ossibIe to
shoot more. If there aire two or more
men with a straight score after the
twenty-fifth round the high guns, will
bhoot off to decide the race.
JOHN IS TOO SLOW
Which Is Why He Can't Competo
with Your Uncle in Build
BUT HIS "V70EK IS BETTER DONE
According to Tests Mide Out in
Effypt as Keported by Lord
London, April 3. A parliamentary
paper gives corresiohdencee respect
ing the comparative merits of Amer
ican, Hritish and Helgiail locomotives
in use in Egypt. In a dispatch to the
foreign secretary, Lord Lunsdowne,
Icc. ill. covering a numler of reports
received from railroad oilicials, the
Hritish diplomatic agent and consul
general iu Egypt, Lord "Cromer, draws
the general conclusion that the main
reason why so many orders for rail
road plants have been given to the
United States recently Is that the
American firms are able to execute
them with extraordinary rapidity due
largely to the system of standardiza
British Strong and Weak Points.
Iti resieet to price. Lord Cromer
finds that the Hritish firms can hold
their own where special designs have
to be executed. With respect to the
quality of Hritish work, it is at least
equal and often superior to American
and P.elgian work, while in consump
tion of coal the Hritish engines have
a decided superiority over the Amer
ican, though not over the Hclgian en-
pines. The l.rltisli manuiaciurers
weak ioLut is delay in executing or
der. The reports slwnv that the
American tenders promise! delivery
within one-third of the time required
i.y i Li- i'.ritish t'.rnis. while they ofTcrei
to supply stand. .rd locomotives of
equal suitability lO pr cent, below
tie' Hritish price, though the hitter's
tenders for locomotives built on l-.gyp-tian
specifications were lower than the
Itesatt of Locomotive Trials.
The eorresiKiiidence includes the re
sult of a series of trials of American
a rd Hritish freight and passenger en
gines, conducted by a representative
of the Iialdwin company and a loco
motive inspector of the Egyptian rail
roads, from which it appears that the
American freight engines consumed
".".4 per cent more coal than the Hrit
ish. while the latter drew 14. U per
cent, greater loads. With the same
load the Anitrleaii passenger engine
consumed per cent, more coal than
the Hritish engine.
JolniHtone Warn I lie i:-;itislie in.
Johnstone, president of the railroad
board, concludes his report with a
warning against the condemnation of
AtirVrican locomotives, because these
trials have been unsatisfactory, point
ing out that the Egyptian engineers
and firemen .are not so muscular or in
telligent as the Americans and that
alterations had to be made to enable
them to operate the locomotives satis
factorily. He says he knows of rail
roads where a suitable American de
sign has Ixeti selected and where the
diffrcn.ee of coal consumption is small.
WILD IN HIS SLEEP
Drunken Man Turns Loose Artil
lery in a Sa
loon. Terre Haute. Ind.. Apvii 3. Edward
Cunningham, while lying in a drtHikcii
sleep in Sutherland's saloon here, fired
five shots from his revolver, wounding
one man and driving half a do.ci;
others from the saloon. Cunningham
came into the saloon drunk, and after
drinking a glass of whisky staggered
to a table, resting his head on it., and
wi nt to sleep. Four men. playing
cs:rds at a not iter table, paid ho atten
tion to him until ten minutes later,
when they were startled by the report
of a revolver.
Cunningham had not moved. An
other shot followed quickly, a third,
fourth and fifth, but Cunningham did
not stir. The card players fell over
one another getting out of the place.
When the bartender finally ventured
to arouse Cunningham he sleepily
sked for another drink. lie had ben
dreaming that he was defending him
self from an attack, and emptied the
chambers of a :N-aliber revolver
while holding it in his hand In his
jxicket. John Montgomery, the man
who was shot, received three flight
flesh wounds in his back.
SIXTEEN HUNDRED STRIKE
IN BOSTON BREWERIES
'Hoston, April H. Sixteen hundred
workmen employed in the Hoston
breweries struck today lH'cause of
the refusal of the piaster brewers to
grant their "demands for shorter
IS THERE TO STAY
Russia's Position as to Manchu
ria Says Dr. W. A. P.
NO INTENTION OF LEAVING
Hence Troops Will Not Be With
drawn From Disputed
Victoria. P.. C.. April Ir. W. A
P. Martin, who a mouth ago resigned
the principalship of the Iuqerlal Chi
nese college at Peking and has since
been offered a similar position with
the Chinese university at Wu Chang,
arrived by the t earner Empress of
Japan. Martin was in Peking during
tin siege and says there have been
many changes since then. China has
completed a treaty with the foreign
powers and all is quiet now, he said;
but how long it will remain a placid
country no one can sav.
The recent treaty of :rvat Hritain
and Japan guarantees peace for a tiim
only, for there is a feeling tending to
the disintegration of the country
among some or the powers, among
whom t.reat Hritain. Japan and the
United States are for the maintenance
of the integrity of China.
The Manrhorlan Question ii Particular,
Kegaro.ng the .viaucmiiriau question.
Hnssia did not get the special conces
sions favored by the treaty made by
Li Hung Chang. Even to the hour
before his death, when the Chinese
statesman was all but unconscious. M.
Lcssar was working with him to nave
him place his signature to the treaty
by which Kussia would have secured
all she wanted.
"Will the troops be withdrawn from
"No. I do not tiink they will. Hiis
sia will make the excuse that the
troops are necessary for the protec
tion of her railways, and in my opinion
Hussia will 'ultimately have sole pos
session of Manchuria and Mongolia.
The latter province lias not yet been
brought into question, but Kussia is
going to build a railway line across
.Mongolia from the nearest point of
the 1-oimdary to Peking. The Russians
are scheming in many ways for the re
tention of the districts."
The Asapi Peking correspondent an
nounces that (Scncral Tso. commander-in-chief
in Shin King, has advised the
Kussian government to retain posses
sion of Mauchuvia.
BOY HAS CLOSE CALL
Came Very Near I.elnj; the Victim of
ir Movinn I Ele
vator. iVtn it. April :5. El nest I.eCesque,
lji yearsold.llvh.g at il."i Porter street,
laid a mtrnculosis escape from instant
ihvth in the plant of Hees. Macfar
l:iiie - Co. H was leaning against
lh: safety gates at the elevator shaft.
As the nr descended, the gates raised
automatically. I.evesque fell to the
lioor. his head bringing into the shaft,
lii'l'mv lit' was able to move the car
pressed upon his head.
Foreman Thomas lleffron saw the
lxy fall and rushed to his side, call
ing for help. Another employe grabbed
the cable which controlled the car and
stopped it. This prompt action un
doubtedly saved Levesque's life, for
iu an instant more his head would have
been crushed. As it was he was so
firmly held between the floor and the
car that two or three minutes was
taken in which to extricate him. It
was at first thought that he had been
killed, but he will recover.
GAGE ELECTED PRESIDENT
OF UNITED STATES TRUST
Xevv York. April :. Lyman J. (iase.
former secretary of the treasury,
was today elected president of the
United States Trust company.
There V a .Tnp nt I lie Wedding.
Sr. Paul. April Count Mastuka
ta, the Japanese stateman and finan
cier, arrived In St. Paul yesterday with
a party of hi countrymen. He at-temh-d
the wedding yesterday of
James J. Hill's daughter and today
left for Chicago
Mnftt of the Mine Fell on IIliu.
P.ntte. Mont.. April .'!. James Hyana.
a miner at Anaconda mine, was buried
under hundreds of tons of rock in a
cave-in. An entire level of fifteen floors
and part of another level fell upon
Clark, f r.jiuo a tnmiii.
Little Hock. Ark. April :?. Authen
tic returns give the following revised
hgures on the United States senator
ship: For Clark, seventy-four iiuln
!crs of the general assembly; for
Jones, forty-seven: doubtful, fourteen.
Ile:p for lainMji-a'K Suijar Men.
Tendon. April .'!. Telegrams from
LIveriHxd say that the Ehler-I lempster
company announces that it is wiling to
carry sugar frcm Kingston. Jamaica,
to A von mouth. England, free of
charge, in order to help the West In
dian planters tide over the period until
the sugar bounties are abolished.
rtlh MenMner Not Appointed.
Oreon Hay, Wis.. April 3. All ru
mors of the appointment of P.ishop
Messnier.' of Ons-n Pay, as archbishop
of ManikK Philippine islands, liave
been set at rest by a telegram from
MonsiHgnor Satolli, as follows: "No
HpMintment yet made, and none will
be for the present."
VaiMlerhilt Wins at Paris.
Taris. April 3 W. K. Vanderbilt's
Illinois II and Hat won. respii-tivcly,
first and second places in the race for
the Prix la J range, the principal event
of the Maisons Iafitte meeting. Highy
(American! on LeTCDgeur won the
DIGNITY LAID ASIDE
Senators Cannot Be Crave When
Texas and New York Cross
Verbal Stuffed Clubs.
BAILEY AND DEPEW SWAP flUHOR
American Girl Neiiig the Cause of
Their Bloodless Struggle Two
Pure Food Rills.
Washington, April 3. Discussion of
the oleomargarine bill in the senate
yterday was enlivened by a colloquy
r-ctweon Hailey of Texas and Depew.
La Hey concluded a speech begun Tues
day iu opposition to the measure. l)i
pevv then matched his wit with that
of Hailey on the subject of the Ameri
can girl, ami the sallies of the two
senators were greeted with shouts of
laughter both on the floor and in the
galleries. Tin Texan's keen reference
to the recent marriage of Depew was
most happily fenced by the New York
senator in his reference to the love
a id admiration excited in woman by
"the youth and beauty" of Mr. Hai
ley. Amerlrau Cilrl iu Wi-oujj I'osilloll.
When Hepew arose to speak for the
auti-oloo bill he said he never had
heard a speech which had so fired his
faiicv. so appealed to his imagination
and had so little effect on his judgment
us that of Hailey. He had been taught
that competition was the life of trade,
but impetition ought to be honest.
If a merchant deceived his customers
by foisting on them a fraud he be
lieved that lnan ought to be reached
by law. becac.se every man. when he
purchased an article, had a rfglit to
get what he paid for. It was perfectly
evident that no industry with a good
article could compete successfully
with a spurious substitute with which
the people were- deceived. Then, re-
1 erring to an allusion made by Hailey.
Pepew said that the American girl
had been put in a wrong position b
fore the people of the United States.
Something Tlnit Hailey Forgot.
'"I forgot for the moment." inter
jected I'ailey, "a recent occurrence in
the life of the senator from New orli
or 1 should not have made the allu
sion." I La lighter.
"And but for that occurrence." re
torted Hepew, laughing as he spoke.
"I should have left a younger man to
come to the defense of the American
irl. It was the senator's youth and
beauty f great laughter which aston-
shed me when he made that remark.
If he had been soured and disappoint
ed in love, or if the sex had treated
him iu some way that would lead
him to remark about it like that I
hould have understood him; but -no
one can meet me senator '
without recognizing that his geniality.
his happiness, his eloquence, have
(me because the American girl lias
admired him and loved him." I Long
cent inued laughter. I
Something lie Slioiililn't Have Done.
"And lie nevpr ought to have gone
hack on her today by saying she is a
fraudulent specimen of living oleomar
At the conclusion of I epew s re
marks Hailey and Spnoner became in
volved in a colloquy as to some, legal
phases of the bill. "Will the senator
from Wisconsin say." inquired Hailey.
"Uiat the object of this bill is to raise
"I say that the object of this bill Is
to raise revenue." replied Spoonor.
"Hut is it (the raising of revenue)
the paramount object?" inquired Stew
art of Nevada.
"It is the primary object." replied
All amusing colloquy then followed
etvvoen the two senators as to the
meaning of the words "paramount''
I.KlilSI.ATlOX fOK 11' I? K KOOI.
Majority anil Minority Keprt on Hep
burn' ltill Are VreiM-nteil.
Washington. April 3. The majority
and minority reports on the Hepburn
pure food bill were presented to the
lif.use yesterday. The majority report
says that the measure represents the
view of all persons and associations
seeking effH;tive pure food legislation.
The I'ciMtrt says the necessity of such
legislation is shown by the vast num
ber of adulterations and debasements
on the market, most of them being
iuqtosed upon poor people. The meas
ure, the report adds, is in no sense
paternalistic, but merely protective,
the same as the laws against counter
ftiting and forgery.
Adamsoii of tieorgia. in a dissenting
report, says the founders of the re
public never intended that the federal
government should prescribe menus
and codes of table etiquette. . He
urges that food regulations should be
hit to the states. Corliss of Michigan
also dissents, on the ground that the
bill gives arbitrary power to fix stand
ards, require labels, etc., and that un
certainty and confusion will result.
Senator McCtimtu'r from the com
mittee on manufactures, has rciorted
favorably the "pure food" bill Intro
duced by Hansbrough "for preventing
the adulteration, misbranding and imi
tation of foods. Iieverages. confections,
drugs and condiments." etc. The bid
ptovkles for the creation of the division
of foods and drugs in the bureau or
chemistry in the agricultural depart
ment, and places that division in
charge of the work of inspection
whicii is provided for by the bill.
Hay to ;ive r.viaence.
Washington. April 3. After con
sulting Chairman Dalzeil. of the sje
clal committee to investigate Captain
Christinas" charges in connection with
the transfer of the Danish West In
dian islands. Secretary Hay has indi
cated to the committee his intention
o appear in person before it as a
, Money to Semi ly Mail.
Washington, April 3.-' A commission
onsistinir oC .Uire ofliciald frpin. Uij
ALLIED PARTY MOVE
Twenty-seven States Represent
ed at Gathering Opposed
PEOPLE'S PLATPORM IS INDORSED
Making a Demand Tor Initiative Hef
erend nm Resolu
tions. Louisville. K.V.. April :!. At the sec
ond day's sesion of the national al
lied parly's convention today resolu
tions of regret at the death of ex-
Cov. Altgeld and lion, giiaiins Don
nelly were adopted. The report of
the committee on credentials showed,
about T-'.IO delegates present, repre-
enting r.'7 states. Permanent organ
ization was etlected and Ihe commit
tee on resolutions presented a plat
form which practically sustains the
platform adopted- by the Missouri
people's party at the convention at
Kansas City last September, making
i demand for initiative referendum
the chief point at issue, holding if
this point could be carried the reV
inamler of the principles desired
would follow. :is a matter of course.
First I lay's Session.
Louisville. Ky.. April The move
ment for the formation or an Allied
party, comprising adherents of all par
tics opposed to the Kepublieans and
Democrats, or, as the call for the meet
ing stated, "a union of reform forces
against plutocracy." took definite
shape yesterday afternoon, when a con
vention attended by about dele
gates, repreesnting eight states and
as many different parties, was called to
older at Liederkran. hall. Ln this city.
The work yesterday was of a pre
liminary nature, a temporary organi
zation being effected and committees
appointed to prepare for the perma
nent organization. The convent ion ad
journed at 4::io p. in. for the day.
ELEVEN SHOT IN A DAY
Private McGce's Testimony In the
Waller Court Martial
at Manila. '
Manila. April :;. At yesterday's
session of the Irial by court-mart ial
of Maj. Littleton W. T. Waller, of
the marine corps, on the charge of
killing natives of the island of Samar
without trial. Private Mctiee of the
marine corps testified that- twelve
men were shot, eleven in one day and
one the next day. When called upon
to ideal up certain points of his tes
timony Mctiee refused to answer, on
the ground that it might incriminate
The court will await the arrival
here of (ien. Jacob II. Smith, in com
mand on the island of Samar, before
hearing any more witnesses.
Up to noon today 11" cases of
cholera had been reported and
T: deaths from tin disease had oc
postottieo department and three rroni
the treasury department will meet
liere within a few days to consider the
subject of the establishment of a pos
tal currency, for the transmission of
small .amounts through the mails. The
notes will be payable only at the place
designated thereon by the purchaser.
I'roposes a System ot lirannnrk,
Washington. April The ways and
means i-ommittee is giving hearings
on tin bill introduced by Levering of
Massachusetts to allow drawbacks of
customs duties and internal revenue
i. ixcs on articles of domestic manufac
ture intended for exportation. The
measure is designed to shape our laws
along lines already adopted by !er-
ii, -.'j-. frj'ii'. c. :'r.gland anil other com
peting nations. -
Would InvnllilMte a Treaty.
Washington. April .'.. Patterson of
Tennessee has introduced a bill in the
House to abolish slavery in the Philip
pines and invalidate the treaty be
tween Heneral Hates and the sultan of
the- Sulu islands.
Fn.v for Letter Carriem' Overtime.
Washington. April The house
i-otnin it tec on claims has reported favor
ably a bill appropriating !?2SJ.!44 for
overtime service of numerous letter
KoiiikI Out Her Cent nr. v.
Indianapolis, April .". Mrs. Kli.a
beth Oznioorc. who is living with her
daughter. Mrs. Virginia Moore. iM Me
;ill street, was born April ISt".
Yesterday began her one hundred and
t'rst year. She was lorn in Northamp
ton county, North Carolina, where she
lived until she came to this city twenty-eight
years ago. Of her seven chil
dren only one, Mrs. Moore, is now liv
Three-Cent Farer at. I-troit.
Des Moines. Ia.. April 3. The Des
Moines City ruihvay has voluntarily
proiioscd to the city council to sell
eight -tickets for a quarter, to be ac
cepted as fares between the hours of
and 7 a. in. and and 7 p. in. The
proposition is made with the reserva
tion that if any other street railway
company is granted a f ra nchlse the
fare will be restored to a o-cent basis.
Chicago C ity Kleetlon.
Chicago. April .". The number of
members of the city council chosen by
both parties at the election Tuesday
was as follows: npubbcans. H:
Democrats, 17. The Iiepubliean
majority in the council over Democrats
and independents is eight. Uour of the
elections Tuesday will be contested.
NOVEL LABOR POINT
In Which the Employer Who Is Not
a Party Has to "Pay the
BEE WEES PUBLISH A COMPLAINT
Could He Happy with KItlier Organi
zation, but A ie Allowed To
Be with Neither.
Cincinnati. O., April 3. At a meet
ing of the Central Labor council of
Cincinnati. Covington, Newport and
adjoining towns, eighty-two trades
and labor unions being represented,
sympathy with the United Hrewery
Workers was expressed, the boycott
emphasized, and war declard on the
engineers and firemen, as well as on
the local breweries Yesterday the lo
cal brewers made a general denial of
the declaration of the Central Labor
council and adopted unanimously the
following: "The basis of the decision
recently rendered by 1 'resident tJom
pers, of the American Federation of
Labor; was that the claim of the brew
ery workmen's union to the jurisdic
tion over engineers and firemen work
ing in breweries is without justifica
tion. l iiioii Ignores iMiuipers' Derlaration.
"President (Jumpers decided that the
action of both the brewery workers'
union and the unions of engineers and
firemen was wrong, but that no blame
whatsoever attached to the brewery
proprietors involved. The Central La
bor (otincil expelled the engineers and
firemen for alleged conspiracy with the
brewery proprietors against the brew
ery workmen s union. Compcrs lis
tened two days to testimony and said:
'An inference of conspiracy is unvvar
rantiil.' In spite of this decision the
Central Labor Council still sustains
this charge against the brewers of
Cincinnati and endeavors to excite the
prejudice of organized labor against
Ill-ewers Make a l'roposit ion.
The brewers then charge the union
with violation of contract, and declare
their willingness to stand by the brok
en contract if given the right to hire
and discharge liien a right enjoyed
by all employers except brewers a
statement the brewers declare was in
dorsed by l lumpers himself. The brew
ers say the condition was agreed to in
Jumpers" presence by the union repre
sentatives. They then continue: '"Dur
ing the live weeks of the lockout
brought about by this jurisdiction
squabble between two unions, to which
squabble the brewers were an innocent
p:u-ty. the brewing business of the city,
which the Central Labor Council claims
represents 5JS.tu(.Mii. had to be saved
from ruin, and no other means of thus
saving it existed except than by em
ploying new men.
Strikers llemaixl Is Kcject ul.
"These new men could not have been
obtained unless a pledge had been giv
en them by t he employing brewers that
they should have steady work, pro
vided they gave satisfaction. It was
stipulated that they must join the
union, as the brewers desired that all
should-be unionized. Admitting tho
necessity that hail brought about the
employment of these men numbering
4im the brewery workers" union waf
willing that they should be retained,
but demanded that the brewers should
take back, at once and simply lay off
all the old men whose places had been
tilled by new ones. The brewery pro
prietors refused to be a party to such
a transaction, and therewith negotia
I'.inployers Ask a Onetttioii.
"The battle now waged is one of
jurisdiction, over which the employer
has no control whatever. If is a con
troversy between the upholders irf
trade autonomy, to which the Ameri
can Federation of Lalxir' is pledged,
and industrial autonomy, which a cer
tain section of the Ialxu element is
endeavoring- to force upon that feder
ation. Is it reasonable that a great
industry should suffer the brunt of this
controversy between laboring men and
be persocutiil and damaged, for no
other cause than because it has not
the power to settle it in favor of either
TIi:i I P KY THIRTY STIUKKKS
Tliree TIonainl Miners Can't Work lie
cause tlie Engineers Won't.
Hntte. Mont., April 3. Three thou
sand miners employed in Anaconda.
Parrot and Washoe properties are
walking the stni'ts as a result of the
strike of the stationary engineers- at
the mines of the above companies. The
strikers huuiIkt but thirty men, yet
not a cage can be lowered in any of
tin properties mentioned, and there is
a possibility of the smelters at Ana
conda being closed down iu part or
wholly iu consequence.
The engineers' union does not indorse
the action of the striking engineers.
President William Sea lion, of the Ana
conda company, in a statement he has
issued quotes an agreement entered
into by the stationary engineers' union
and the mine managements which has
a year to run yet. The striking engi
neers do not deny the existence of the
Conliln't Weaken III Testimony.
Chicago. April 3. -Robert Keissig,
Ihe chief witness against Igis !.
1 hooinbs, who is accused of the murder
of Carrie Iarsen on the steamer Peer
less last winter, underwent cross-examination
yesterday. A strong effort
was made to make it appear that Keis
sig's story of gTUesohie murder exfsted
only in si disorderiil imagination. His
testimony, however, was not materially
Honor Proposed to Woman.
Washington. April 3. The itostoffice
department has under consideration
the question of placing on one of the
1 tost age stamps of the new issue the
head of some woman who is connected
with the history, pf the country..
Denmark Claims to Have
Nothing in Common
IN THE ISLAND DEAL
Resumption of Investi
gation at Wash
ington. Copenhagen. April 3. An official
note was issued today formally an
nouncing the Danish ministry lias
had no connection with Capt. Christ
mas. 1 lie latter applied for an au-
lience but the premier refused to
see him or receive a copy of his re
port on the subject of nejjotiat ions
for the sale, of the Danish West
Washington. April Investiga
tion of the charges in connection
with tlie Danish West Indies negotia
tions was resumed today before the
ImiM' committee. Abner MeKinley
was the first witness. He disclaimed
any acquaintance with Christmas ex
cept only a casual one. Representa
tive (iaiilner. of New .lersey. and Col.
W. C. I'.rown were also on the stand
and denied all knowledge of Christ
mas except a mere acquaintance.
ALL NOW SERENE
Spalding Reestablishes Peace in
Haseball Circles by .
New York. April ::. Tlie National
League base ball war is practically
ended. A. (!. Spalding has resigned
his claim as chief executive of the big
organization, and the office will be ten
dered to William tl. Temple, of Pitts
burg. There will be no further con
test in the courts. Spalding's letter
of resignation was presented to the
magnates at the second day's session
of tlie peace conference nt the Fifth
Avenue hotel. Tlie letter was presented
by .lames Hart, president of the Chi
Thus ends one of the bitterest inter
nal struggles that has ever shaken the
National League and which' threaten
ed to wreck the premier base ball or
ganization. While Temple has not
been formally elected to the chief ex
ecutive office of the league it was de
cided unnuimously to offer him the
KILLED IN EXPLOSION
Mine and Furnace Accidents Cause
lioss of Man)'
Chicago. April .'i. As the result of
the explosion in the blast furnace of
the Illinois Steel works in South Chi
cago this morning two workmen are
dead and four injured victims badly
burned by molten metal.
London. April .'!. Six men were
killed as the result of an explosion
of tin damp last night in the colliery
at Wigan. Lancashire. A number of
men are entombed at Dunfermline.
Scotland, this intimitis- owing to a
HEALTH BOARD HAS TROUBLE
Filipinos Revolt at the Idea of Isolating
Their Cholera Patients.
Manila, April H. The-health board,
since the establishment of the deten
tion camp, has been having milch dif
ficulty in finding the whereabouts of
cases of cholera. As soon as the mem
bers of a household find a case they
either send the sick person out of tlie
house or tlee themselves.
Major Mans, the insular health com
missioner, has written to tlie Roman
Catholic bishop objecting to the action
of the priests in informing the eople
that no cases of cholera have occurred:
that only cases of cholerine have been
discovered, and that the sanitary pre
cautions are only taken to annoy the
people. Major Maus has made a great
number of jiost mortem examination--and
found that they were all of the
malignant Asiatic type of cholera.
Proposal for National Prohibition.
New York. April:?. At ti UWd ses
sion of the New York conference of
the Methodist Epscopal church a res
olution was referred calling upon con
gress to amend the constitution of the
United States so as to permit the pass
ing of a law to provide for national
Snumier Home for Clergymen.
Warsaw. Ind., April 3. At a meet
iug of the pastors ami laymen of the
St. Joseph conference of the I'nited
Hrethreu church, held here, plans
were approved looking-to the erection
of a large summer, home for the min
isters of that denomination, at Winona
lake. The necessary funds have been
raised this winter among the church
membership of ninety-two charges.
Ministers ami their families will re
ceive free accommodations.