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VOL. 1A. NO. 106.
HOCK ISLAND, ILL,., ITJDAY, MAY 2, 1002.
PRICE TWO CENTS
NATION DOVE PARTY
IN VERY BAD WAY
THE SUGflRIN THE BEET
Seems- to Give Mr. Havemeyer More Trouble
Than the Sugar Held
HE HAS NO CINCH
But Tells of Some Skirmishes With Beet Product
More Philippine Literature.
Washington. May Tie senate
committee ouCuhau relations yester
day began through a suli-coinmlttee
tho task of ('.tiding out whether or
somebody in tliat country partcularly
the sugar trust has on option on nil
th sugar iiCuba. The committee he
pan with Henry O. Havemeyer, the
head of the sugar trust and asked hiiu
if the trust had a cinch on all the su
gar in Cuba, and he said "No" very
emphatically. That is the sum and
substance of what he testified to on
that matter. Then the cross-examination.
Teller took a hand and got in
qusitlve about beet sugar and there
was something interesting in the tes
timony from that time on.
licet Sutar la a Tnil Competitor.
Asked by Teller whether he was still
buying sugar in Cuba. Havemeyer
paid: "We are still trying to buy, but
we have not succeeded in making any
purchases since April IT'!, when the su
gar was drawn from the market on
account of improved chances of secur
ing the American concession."
How do you account for the fluctu
ations in the price of Cuban sugar
which you have mentioned as having
occurred within the past few months';"
"They are due to the changes in the
beet sugar market In Hamburg."
"Then you regard the beet sugar
producers as competitors of yours?"
"I certainly do; there is what you
might call a commercial rivalry."
Tmt Knocks Out u Trmlr Restraint.
"Last summer you lixed the price
of refined sugar at olnts in the .Mis
souri valley very low. did you iiotV"
Yes, wexlid: we put it at .".loi! cents
per pouofL whereas the price before
had been cents; and the price in
Atlantic coast ix.ints was still main
tained at the higher figure."
"How long did you keep the price
down?" "Until we reeoveritl our
trade. The licet sugar makers under
took to control the market by con
tracts with dealers-, which I considered
in restraint of trade. Consequently we
rcdnci'd the price until our trade was
restored to us. keeping it down to the
lowest point for about two weeks."
JIST iVANTKH HIS OWN SII KK
Which Seems To le About All Hie Trade
In the Country.
lie denied having notified beet su
gar producers that he intended to
keep up tin? war until he should drive
them out of business. He had noth
ing to do with them, he addefl. In
response to further questions Have
meyer said then? had been a II net na
tion of prices at Missouri river (mints
for ulxnit six months, but that when
th trade was cntirHy restored to the
trust the prices had been restored to
their normal status, which is the New
York price with freight rates added.
"Under these conditions." asked Tel
ler, "where are the beet sugar men to
s'U their product?" "I don't know.
That is their business, and they won't
tell me. 1 wen use they know that if
they did I would get at them again."
"Haveineyer declared, however,
that he had had no intention of driv
ing the beet sugar industry out t the
country, but said that he had put
down the price to less than cost in
rdcr to scure his share of trade.
"For that purMise." he said. "I will
go as far as my directors will allow
me, as long as there is any money in
Further explaining his position he
said that the beet sugar producers had
entered' into a contract with dealers
giving them the exclusive market ami
to this he had objftd. because after
the beet sugar men had sold their
entire crop the brands of the trust
would be couiparatiu-ly unknown and
would be at a great disadvantage.
'They took my customers." he said,
by unfair terms, agreeing to Iwat
any price that I would make, and that
Is what I objected to."
Asked as to the control the sugar
trust exercised over the price of raw
sugars, witness said: "It goes wit!. out
saying that a company which pro
duces ." per cent, of the relined sugar
renders it iniMssilIe for any competi
tor to secure a higher price for its
product than it gets." A little later
Havemeyer was excused until Mon
day. AtillNALDU JX A FKONT SKAT
lie Of copies the Senate' Time to Vrj
Washington, May 2. Aguiualdo
was the special subject of discussion
in the senate yesterday. As soon as
the Philippine government bill was
taken up Carmack resumed his crit
icism of the Philippine committee lie
cause of its refusal to call Aguiualdo
and other Filipinos as witnesses. He
maintained that as reflections by wit
nesses had lieen cast on the character
of Aguiualdo he ought to be permitted
"In all decency" to defend himself.
Carmack said lie could see no good
reason for the majority's refusal to
summon Aguimildo. Mahiui and other
Filipinos to appear as witnesses be
fore the committee. Ceneral Funston
had said that Aguiualdo had con
fessed lo him lb at he LicuinaldoJ
ON THE LATTER
had had I. una assassinated ticca use
Luna was becoming too popular. Gov
ernor Taft hail testified that General
Funston had said Aguiualdo had had
I. una killed lest I. una should kill him.
Foraker wanted to know what the
killing of Lima by another Filipino
lad to do with the senate's action on
the pending b.d. Carmack said it had
been the purpose of the trajority of
the Philippine committee to show that
Aguiualdo was a thief, brilie taken
and murderer, and he urged that In
common fairness Aguinaldo ought to
be heard in his own defense. Dulmis
said it seemed strange that, after the
committee had decided not to sum
mon Aguinaldo as a witness, General
Mac Arthur for the first time had tes
tified yesterday tjiat Aguiualdo was n
man of high character. Carmack had
read a letter sent to the general man
ager of the Associated Press by Uol
ert M. Collins, its Manila corresjion
detit, and declared that the letter
demonstrated that the news in the
Philippines was suppressed, not as a
military necessity but to protect the
interests of the HcpuUicuu party.
Leaves a Surplus for April.
Washington. May 2. The monthly
eoniparatve statement of the govern
ment receipts and expenditures shows
hat during the month of April l'.m"J,
the total receipts were SbVJl.V.'.x. The
expenditures aggregated .Sh'.T'.Hl.'Ji'..';,
which leaves u surplus for the month
Statement or the Public Debt.
Washington. May '2. The monthly
statement of the public debt shows
that at the dose of business April .'!.
the debt less cash in the treasury
amounted to $!i!::.l l.V.iTt;. which Is a
decrease as compared with April 1,
1'jul. of .t.;i;.:.-,r,.
I'ost for "at. the Caricaturist.
Washington. May '2. The president
yesterday sent to the senate the nomi
nation of Thomas Nast. of New Jer
sey, to be consul general at Guaya
Caused by Marriage of Dnughtcr-iii-I.aw
Milwaukee, Wis.. May '2. George
Poppert. president of the Gt-orgo Pop-lK-rt
Manufacturing company, yester
day celebrated the fiftieth anniversary
of the coining of the Poppert family
from Germany' to the United States
by leading to the hymeneal altar Mrs.
Annie Poppert. the divorced wife of
It's son, Henry Poppert. The cere
mony was performed at the Poppert
mansion. '2721 State strict, by Justice
Florian J. Itics. -
While Poppert has been successful
in his business relations he lias been
ieeiiliarly unfortunate in some of his
family affairs. Upon the records of
the Milwaukee courts are to be found
the divorce eases of two of his sons,
while a third secured a divorce from
his wife in Kansas City, and it is
the latter woman who will become
the step-mother, of her former hus
band. GOBBLER TEAM PRIZES
Iuiiie Offer for Turkey Which
Will Go in Har
ness. Michigan City. I ml.. May 2. Turkey
raisers in every part of Michigan are
recch ing the most unique offer for big
birds in the history of ioultry produc
tion. A certain advertiser in a near by
town was offered JfloO for tho best
team of gobblers broken to harness
and able to travel at a smart gait. For
the second lnst team of the? same birds
.lno is offered. The teams must be
large, heavy, healthy birds and so train
ed that they would not shy at a cal
liope were one to appear on the saiuo
There are also offered cash prizes
ranging from $15 to $22 for the best
scries of photographs showing the tur
keys being trained to harness. A tak
ing design for a turkey cart is asked
for. The judging is to be done by well
known simrtsmen. the teams Sept. 1
and the pictures June 1.
Iealli Strikes Her at a Festival.
Eaton Itapids. Mich.. May 2. Mrs.
A. K. Stone while attending an en
tertaininer.t was stricken with aim
plexy and died at 4 o'clock next morn
ing. She had been feeling badly for
the past few days. She was 92 years
Nurses Meet at Chicago.
Chicago, May 2. Several hundred
members of the Nurses' Associated
Alumnae of the United States began
the three-day session of their fifth an
nual convention here yesterday.
Gathers at Los Angeles Amid an
Assembly of Fifty Thou
sand Calla Lilies.
TBOUBLOUS QUESTIONS COME U?
Dut Two of Them Are Sidetracked
Without Trouble Color Lino
Not Kubbotl Out.
Los Angeles. Cnl., May 2. The for
mal opening 'of the club women's con
vention yesterday afternoon was
markedly brilliant. Hundreds of dele
gates and visitors packed the Simpson
auditorium to the roof, the interior
was .embellished with 5n.(H:0 calla
lilies, and representative United
States women sat on the platform,
while the usual happy greetings were
ms. KEBEfTA nOCaiiAS LOTS.
exchanged between hostesses and
guests. The opening day was other
wise distinguished by two separate
questions which would have developed
into sensations hail they reached the
convention. One of them which got
as far as the board of directors had
t do with turning down a delegate
from a secret society.
Secret Societies Are l:arreil.
The other, which concerned the pos
sible unseating of Mrs. Huberts, of
Salt I.ake City, wife of the former
representative in congress front Utah,
in the event that she should try to
appear as a delegate, was squelched
in its native stat". The lirst affair,
which affects a national organization
of n.oini members, came up before the
lwiard of directors in the morning at
its secret session. Mrs. C. II. Mc.Ma
hon. of Salt Lake City, it seems, had
lx-en appointed delegate from the 1.
E. O. chapter in that city, which had
applied for admission to the general
federation, and she had received her
credentials. lint at the last minute
Mrs. Iienison. as a member of tin:
membership committee discovered that
secret societies were not admissible
and so untitled the delegate. She
withdrew mi condition of having a
seat but no vote in the convention.
I'lural WiTe of ICoherls stayeil at Home.
The Kolicrts matter has been sim
mering ever since Mrs. Huberts said
that she. as president of the Authors'
club of Salt Lake City, would be a
delegate to the convention by virtue of
her olliee. Mrs. Uobcrts changed her
mind before an underlying current of
protest came to the surface, and
stayiil at home. It is understood,
however, that a prominent eastern
woman had been importuned by Utah
women to lead the light in the event
Mrs. Hoberls undertook to push her
Color l ine Still To I?e Met.
In the meantime the real skeleton,
the colored question, will make trou
ble enough in the i-onrse of convention
events. The rumor having started in
California that Mrs. KuTm intend. il
to come to Los Angeles impelled Mrs.
Anna West, one of the leaders in
Massachusetts, to seek a denial
through the AssoeiatisI Press. Yester
day was devoted to preliminaries, in
cluding the welcoming addresses and
the responses. Governor Gage joining
in the welcoming talks, and Mrs. Le-bii-ca
Douglas Iowe. president of the
f deration, was a graceful responder.
An ollicial reception closed the day's
STREET CAR AND ENGINE
Collide at Milwaukee am! six I'rrxoas Are
More or l.r Hurt.
Milwaukee, May 2. Six persons
were Injured in a collision between a
street car on the Yliet street line and
a switaJi engine at the Clinton street
crossing of the Ch'N-ago. Milwauce and
St. Paul road. The names of the in
jured are: Fred Uosche. right arm and
right J'g broken: Miss Cora Cox. left
leg and hip injured; Frank P.erg, H'
years old. left arm and back injured;
Hattie Ulrich. Gertrude Young and
Elizabeth Dempsey, not serious.
There Is a curve In the railroad
where the accident occurred. The
gates at the crossjng were open, and
the conductor of the street car sup
losed the crossing was clear. Just
as the street var was near the middle
of one of the tracks a switch engine
with a train of passenger coaches
crashed iulo the oar, knocking it off
the track and demolishing one side of
it. The street car was crowihil and
it was only m miracle that many of
the passengers were not killed.
JIMINEZ GOVERNMENT IS
DUE TO COLLAPSE TOMORROW
Caja Jlaytien, May 2. Vice Presi
dent Yasquez, leader of the revolu
tion against President Jimincz, ar
rived at Guerra, near the Santo Do
mingo capital. ' The fall of the .lini
inez poverntufiit is expected today or
TO DEFER FAIR
Secretary Hay Notifies
Senate of Necessity
1904 AT ST. LOUIS
Amendment to Sundry
Civil Bill, Now Pend
Washington. May '2. Secretary
Hay today sent to the senate a letter
stating' the necessity for postponing
the Louisiana Purchase exposition
from Hio:t to 1004.
P.ucloscd with it was a letter from
Chairman Carter, of the government
commission, and it telegram from
President Francis, of the Lxposition
company, showing the necessity for
l'rovlde for I'ofUpoiiement.
Senator Cockrell had the letter
read in the senate and then offered
an amendment to the sundry civil
appropriation bill, now pending, pro
viding for postponement of the expo
sition in accordance with the request.
Postponement of t tie Wt. IxiuIh Fair.
St. Louis. May 2. President D. It.
Francis, of tin Louisville Purchase
F.yposit ion company, says that tinal
action by the executive commit tee on
the question of iost polling the World's
fair until P.m1 will probably be taken
before the close of the present week.
Tin" executive committee Is waiting
to hear from Senator Cockrell, at
Washington, before1 taking this ac
tion. PALMA AT SANTIAGO
Town is Packed With People lo Wel
come the Pjcsidetit
Klect. b.C Ma
le.1 a ba
dent Palma attended a banquet in his
honor at the local theater at Man.a
nillo Wednesday. There were many
patriotic speeches. One of these was
delivered by the Spanish vice consul.
The theater was decorated with the
Cuban. United States and Spanish col
ors. It was a reunion of old-time and
recently-made enemies, and all was
forgiven. Itrigadier General Samuel
M. Whitside, commander of the de
partment of Santiago, sent his aide-de-camp.
Lieutenant Henry C. White
head, of the Tenth cavalry, to Matt
zanillo. to meet Soiior Palma. and or
dered si squadron of cavalry and a
battery of artillery, headed by a band
of music, to form the ollicial escort
of the president-elect on his landing
About 4ii.iNiO people were packed in
the narrow streets of this city when
Palma arrived, and the crowds were
so dense at certain points that they
obstructed the procession, which was
Increased by mounted delegations
front all parts of the province until it
was miles long. The greatest enthu
siasm prevailed. Senor Palma was
escorted to the Palace, where he held
a public reception during the fore
noon, ajo numerous were the people
who wcr5T.a gT to shake hands with
"he president-elect that he became ex
nn listed and retired from the hall
After taking lunch with Mayor Ia
cardi. Senor Palma visited San Juan
hill and inspected the sanitary de
partment. He was entertained at a
banquet last evening. Senor Palma
was greatly pleased with tin recep
tion accorded him by the United States
troops, who paid him all the honors
due to a president of the republic.
The city of Santiago is brilliantly
AMERICAN OFFICERS DENY
CHARGE OF INTOXICATION
Venice, .May The pardon grant
ed by the king to the officers of the
cruiser Chicago arrived this morning
and the prisoners were released and
went aboard the cruiser. In an in
terview with the Associated Press
the imprisoned officers warmly repud
iated the report from Koine that they
were under the influence of wine ut
the time of the trouble, but said that
on the contrary they were absolutely
I.ahliy'" rakes It All Kark.
London. May 2. The libel suit
brought by Lord SuMield against Hen
ry Labouchere, growing out of state
ments made in 'truth reflecting upon
the former has been settled. Laboll
chere withdrawing all the imputations
on the honor of Lord SuMield. IJibou
chcre published a statement to the ef
fect that a club of which SuMield was
president was a fraud. It turned out
that oilier prominent members of the
club were Lord Charles P.eresford,
Cardinal Yaughn aud Ambassador
Admiral Schley at Jarknon.
Jackson. Miss., May 2. The special
train bearing Admiral and Mrs. Schley
arrived at H) a. m. yesterday. Ten
thousand people, most of whom had
come in on excursion trains, gave the
admiral u rousing reception, and later
he was welcomed by Coveruor Lou
Southern Russia Giving tho Czar
and His Advisers a Lot
PEASANTS BUEN A EOYAL CHATEAU
Sugar Itelliiei-ics Suffer Heavily
Itcvolt Started by a I Ac That
St. Petersburg. May 2 Duke Alex
ander, of Oldenburg's celebrated cha
teau of Itomone. in the government of
Yoronej, Southern liussia, has been
burned by revolting peasants, who
practically ruined the estate. The
duke is the father-in-law of the czar's
sister Olga, who married his son, Duke
Peter, last year. The seriousness of
the situation in South Uussia, is ap
parent from the fact that DragomirolT.
governor general of Kieff; Pocaroiff,
vice director of the department of po
lice, and other otlicials have joined
Yon Plehwe, the minister of the in
terior, at Kharkoff. The Yoronej su
gar refineries have especially sutTeriil
from the outbreak during which the
Duke of Oldenburg's estate was dis
mantled. Started by a rolitleal Canard.
It now develops that the agitators
who are chielly responsible for the
spread of the revolutionary movement
among the hungry peasants used a
curious political canard to bring the
former serfs and the land owners into
collision. A rumor was industriously
circulated that the czar had ordered
the lands of the nobles to be divided
among the emancipated serfs. The
peasants thereupon formed committees
under the commune otlicials which
waited on the land owners and order
ed them to vacate tho land withheld
from the peasants, chose the crown
agents and proceeded to distribute the
land and moveables, leaving the nobles
from fifteen to twenty acres each.
When the Trouble Commenced.
The proceedings, which were order
ly, were conducted with the utmost
grailv until the authorities interfered.
Thereafter there was riot, arson and
devastation. In military circles it is
believed that the army mnnoiivers
which have been planned to take place
in Orel and Koursk cannot occur, ow
ing to the disturbed state of those gov
ernments. NEW ALBANY ENJOINED
Action of the I-'eileral Court in Some
gation. Indianapolis. I ml.. May 2. Judge
Faker, in the federal court, has grant
ed jiy injunction and appointed a re
ceiver in the case of the Louisvilh:
Lanking company against the New
Albany Water company, the Indiana
Water company, the city of New Al
bany, i:nd others. William W.
It rooks, of New Albany, was appoint
ed receiver, and his bond fixed tit
!?P.(iiMJ. He is ordered to at once take
possession of the property of the New
Albany company, ami to conduct its
business under the order of the court,
and within lii'tcen days to tile an in
ventory of the property.
The city of New Albany is re
strained from paying any moneys for
the use of the watt r to the New Al
bany company, and is ordered to pay
the same fi the receiver. The New
Albany company is enjoined from de
livering any of its property over to the
Indiana company, or connecting the
mains of the two companies under a
lease purpoi ting lo have been signed
March ,M. I'.H'-J. The New Albany
Water company immediately gave no
tice of an appeal.
WANTS A DIVORCE
Lawyer's Suit Creates a Sensation
ami His Wife Will Not
Itloomingtoii. Ills.. May 2. A sensa
tion has been created here by the tiling
of a suit for divorce by A. J. Itarr. one
of the best known lawyers of Itloom
ingtoii and a leading Democrat. It is
understood that Mrs. Itarr will not op
pose the granting of a decree. The de
tail:', of the ca.se have been suppressed
ami the evidence was heard in cham
bers. Mrs. Itarr is one of the most beauti
ful women in Itloomingtoii. She is
rich in her own name, a brilliant golf
pl.ryor and a crack shot with a rille.
Itarr for four years has been chairman
of the McLean county Democratic cen
tral committee. He is wealthy aud has
been mentioned as a candidate for con
gress. BILL TO ENJOIN PACKERS
TO BE ASKED NEXT WEEK
Chicago, May "J. Official announce
ment is made today that the bill for
an injunction against the Chicago
packing companies would not be filed
by the United States government un
til next week.
Mliiet?i Deride to (in to Work.
Springfield. Ills.. May ''. After a
stormy two hours" sesssion the miners
of tho Chicago-Yirden Coal company
have decided to return to work and
leave the settlement of their ditlieul
ties with the oierators to the executive
loard of the Illinois branch of the
United Mine Workers. State miners
otlicials were present at a meet ing held
yesterday. The miners at Thayer have
voted to strike.
IOWA SWEPT BY TORNADO
Twelve Persons Injured and Fifty Thousand Dol
lar Property Damage
HOMES OF MANY FARMERS ARE WRECKED
J. W. Williams, of Calhoun, Loses Residence and
Wife and Children Are Hurt.
Des Moines, May 2. Twelve per
sons injured and over $.")(),()() damages
to property is the result of the work
of three tornadoes that struck the
state last night.
The storms were 1 ."( miles apart,
one striking at Itayard, (iuthrie coun
ty, the second hitting the towns of
Weldoii and Yanmeter, in Decatur
county, and the third at Lohrville,
At the latter place the residence of
.1. V. Williams, a farmer was wreck
ed, and the school house and other
buildings in the neighborhood were
Williams' wife and four children
were injured. Williams will probably
At Weldon Ixiuis and Hazel Will
iams were probably fatally hurt.
Iloen House Demolished.
Des Moines. May 2. The tornado
which struck Itayard. Iowa, last even
ing demolished about a dozen small
houses, causing damage of $211,000.
No one was injured. Five miles north
of Kippey, in Oreen county, the wind
lest roved a school house ami three
barns. At Yan Wert four persons
were seriously hurt, two horses killed
and several houses demolished.
STOCK EAISING SUCCEEDS
I'art rf Mirliisun 1'roven To He flood for
Saginaw, Mich.. May 2. Stock rais
ing is very successful in the northern
part of the lower peninsula of Michi
gan. This fact has been demonstrated.
A. II. Woods, a banker of tjuanah,
Ti'... is purchasing .loo steers in the
west, and they will be shipped to
West Itranch soon. lie has secured
the use of a large tract of land in
Koscommou county, and will conduct
a cattle ranch on the Texas plan. He
has secured the services of a number
of cowboys, who will be mounted, and
the cattle will be branded. It is his
intention to pasture l.mto head next
In Clare county thousands of acres
of land have been purchased for rais
ing cattle, and excellent results have
followed. Several thousand sheep are
also being pastured. In Ogemaw, Kos
comuioii. Oscoda. Iosco and other
counties there are thousands of acres
of fine grazing lands. Near Prcscolt
there are a number of line ranches.
Near Frederic. H. C. Ward has LMN)
acres, devoted mostly to stock rais
ing. FIGHT FOR WIGGINS FERRY .
Auotlier Injunction Works Another Firm
in the FitiKition.
St. Louis. May 2. The light for con
trol of the Wiggins Ferry property has
taken a no her turn. The Mercantile
Trust company applied to the circuit
court for an injunction to restrain
William J. Letup, the brewer, from
disposing of 4hi shares of Kerry stock
to the Mississippi Yalley Trust com
pany. The petition rcites that Lemp
agreed to sell his stock to the Mercan
tile Trust company, but was
induced to turn it over to the Missis
sippi Yalley. It is also averred that
the Mississippi Yalley attempted to
buy this stock at a higher figure in or
der to prevent the Mercantile getting
possesssion of it. Judge Ferris grant
ed the temporary injunction, but fixed
no ret urn date. j .
Her Delusion Canned Her Iealti.
La t: range. Ind.. May 2. Mrs. Mary
Hall is dead after fasting for iifty
days to cure an ailment that proved
to be imaginary. Twenty-rive years
ago a doctor told Mrs. Hall that at
some future time she would be af
flicted with cancer on her nose which
would cause her death. She believed
in the physician and finally she
thought the cancer had come. She
ceasinl eating at once, saying that the
cancer would thus be driven away.
A postmortem examination revealed
the fact that she had no cancer.
Democrat (liven an Appointment.
OttumwH, la.. May 2. Captain W.
II. C. .laijues, city solicitor of Ottum
wu and one of its most prominent
citizens, who has been appointed a
member of the Yicksburg monument
commission by Governor Cummins, is
a Hcmocrat and lias practiced law here
since 18(17. In 12 he enlisted in
Company L, Nineteenth Iowa infan
try. He served with his regiment at
Prairio tlrove. Ark., the siege of
Yicksburg. and in other campaigns.
Holier Kx plosion Injures Five.
Omaha, Neb., May 2. A Iioiler In
the hog-killing department of Swift's
packing house at South Omaha ex
ploded yesterday, injuring three em
ployes seriously and two others slight
ly. Tlie explosion did several thou
sand dollars' worth of damage. The
fact that few rneu were at "work at
the .time, probably prevented a more
They Want to Ouit Itusiness.
Ciuciuuati. May 2. The firm of
Howell nano & Co., dealers in hard
ware, has applied for the appointment
of a receiver for the terminating of
tliier business. The liabilities are
stated to be .iiS.IHKi with assets of $SS.
ooo. It Is one of the oldest firms in the
hardware business in the city. The
members desire to close up the business.
DIPLOMAS AT ANNAPOLIS
Annapolis, May 2. President IJoose
velt and party arrived from Washing
ton at j and proceeded immediate
ly to the academy grounds, where the
graduatinig class received diplomas
today from the hands of the presi
dent. The day was most propitious
and a large crowd gathered to wit
ness the ceremony. In his address the
president dwelt at some length on
the importance of the navy's being
kept, at Ihe highest point of ef
cieney, both in material and in per
sonnel, lie spoke of the responsibil
ities resting upon the cadets as fu
ture officers in the navy.
After luncheon the president and
party went for a short trip on the
Chesapeake bay. leaving for Wash
ington later in the afternoon.
CENSUS CLERK GOES WRONG:
H. A. BARROWS DISMISSED
Washington. May 2. II. .A. Harrows,
disbursing clerk in the Knifed States
census office, has been summarily re
moved as the result of the discovery
of a shortage in the accounts of his
office. Two experts have begun an
investigation and as soon as their re
ports are made the exact amount of
the shortage will be made known.
Marrows today admitted a discrep
ancy of 7.4(Hl. lie credited his trou
ble to speculation. The government
is amply secured from loss by bonds.
Harrows lives at Lerwin. Md., and has
a wife and seven children.
Four Killed at a Kaitroad Crossing:.
Kewanee. Ills., May 2. Two young
women and two young men met death
shortly after midnight while returning
from a party. The carriage in which
they were riding was struck by the
fast mail of the lSurliiigton at the Main
street crossing. The dead are: C. A.
P.utters and K. A. Kinery. Calva: Miss
Pdanch Harding and Miss Margaret
Keeler. of Kewanee. The young wom
en were returning to Oalva after tho
w Ulshop for Colorado.
Heiiver. Colo.. May 2. Lev. Or.
Charles S. Olmsted, formerly of Penn
sylvania, was consecrated bishop of
the Kpiscopal diocese of Colorado at
St. John's cathedral yesterday. Kishop
Tattle, of Missouri, was consin-rator,
and among the bishops present were
Taylor, of tjuiucy. Ills., and White, of
Michigan City, Ind., who were the
T.ost Iowa Student Found.
Indianapolis. May 2. Hoy McNaniara
the 1-year-old student who disappear
ed from Orinnell. Ia.. six weeks ago.
has been found working in the Hig
Four railway shops here by his father.
Lev. J. McNamara, of Ottawa, la. The
boy refused to return, claiming that he
enjoyed the work of a niachinst.
Young; Woman t'nder the Wheels.
Hacine.Wis., May -J. Mabel I. Shaw,
20 years old. was killed here yesterday
while attempting to cross the St. Paul
railroad tracks in front of a moving
train of cars. She fell, and three
cars passed over her. She died while
being taken to a hospital.
Gov, Cummins for Competition.
Minneapolis. May 2. Governor Cum
mins was the guest of honor before tho
Fourth Ward Kepublican club at its
fourth annual banquet. Regarding
trusts he said competition had given
this nation its commanding position
and must not be restricted.
CiMial Bump's Cnnsual ame.
Indianapolis. Ind., May In the
detail of ten members of the Thirty
fourth Indiana who will guard the
colors of the regiment in the parade
on the day of the monument dedica
tion is one who bears the name Usual
Hump. His iMistotlice address is Hoa
noke, and he was a member of Com
pany :. Thirtv-fourth Indiana.
Beef Consumption Falls Off.
Chicago. May IT. That the consump
tion of beef has fallen oft UTVa ikt cent,
since the agitation against the pack-,
ers began was admitted by leading
packers seen by a reixirter yesterday.
The percentage given averages the cal
culations of the packers seen.
His Taste Ira Refurnishing.
"Bigson says he has had his house
refurnished during his wife's absence."
"As a Burpriseto her?"
"No; as a 6hock." Detroit Free
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