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ROCK ISLAND, ILL.., THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1902.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
HOPES BY MEXT MONDAY
TEARS UP TRACK
PLANNED ON PACKERS
TO HAVE PEACE NEWS
Announcement By Government Leader Balfour
Of the Recent Ocean Coup of the
Exceedingly Peculiar Accident to
Great Organizer of Cap
a Fast Train on the
of England in Commons.
AS TO THE OUTLOOK IN SOUTH AFRICA
Struggle is Still
London May 29. The g'ovprnmont
leader, Balfour, announced in the
house of commons toihty that he
hoped to be able Monday "next to an
nounce the result of the )eace nego
tiations in South Africa.
London, May 2'J. According to the
latest tin cens ured oorrespondenoe
from Cape Town the Boers are still
in constant occupation of at least 22
different localities in ("ape Colony,
having more than a score of bands of
raiders, mounted and armed, and of
sufficient mobility to tlefy successful-
Iteltelllon Mor Kampaat
Although the British have often
swept and "cleared" eiery mile of the
rulnny's territority, the correspond
ent reports "the invasion is more ac
tively aggressive than ever, and the
rebellion more rampant."
CORPUS CHRISTI'S DAY
Celebrated With Magnilicent Cere
tuony in Vien
na. Vienna. May 20. Corpus Christ i day
was celebrated today with the cus
tomary magnificent ecclesiastical cer
emony. EmjHTiir Francis Joseph,
the arch-dukes, and principal officers
o-the state and municipal authori
ties were present at high mass in the
cathedral this morning.
Sulsefpitntly the whole body parad
ed the principal streets. The emperor
walked, bareheaded, carrying' a light
ed candle behind the host.
CAPT. CHARLES A. HILL
PASSES AWAY AT JOLIET
lolict. May 29. Capt. Charles A.
Hill, assistant attorney general dur
ing the Tanner administration, and
one of the best known practitioners
iu northern Illinois, died today, aged
CS. He had Wen sick IS months with
Bright's disease. Hill was a imml(er
of congress from this district in
lss-9, and served with distinction
during the civil war.
Still Another of Thou Degenerate.
Louisville, May lit). Robert Simp
son, a lalH,-er 32 years old. shot and
probably fatally wounded his wife
Stella Simpson. 10 years of age. and
then committed suicide at his home on
Twenty-second and Griffith avenue.
The crime was not discovers! until
next morning, when Mrs. Hard. Mrs.
Simpson's mother, went to her daugh
ter's room and found her lying on the
floor with bullet wounds in her head
and side, while the husband lay on the
bl dead. No motive Is known for the
National Kiot at Terre Hante.
Terre Haute. IqiL. May 29. After
the Indiana NormaTbase ball team
won the tinal game of the season from
Rose Polytechnic by a score of six to
four there was a free-for-all fight be
tween 100 Normal. students and fifty
Rose men. Rase ball bats were used.
For ten minutes the irrf) men were In
close quarters. Then the iolice were
called, but when the patrol wagon ar
rived the Rose students had captured
their iennant and the right was over.
No one was badly Injured.
Mobbed by Women.
LaCrosse. Wis.. May 29. Mayor Jo
seph Roschert. who Is president of the
LaCrosse and Kastern Klectrir Rail
way company, was attacked by a doz
en women while In a south side street,
where surveyors are laying out the
proposed road. Projerty owners sent
remonstrances to the council against
the road. Roschert was not injured
seriously, as lists were the only wea
pons displayed. The surveyors kept
on with their work.
Mistake In a Xante Cans- Trouble.
Jacksonville. Ills.. May 29. Judge
Thompson, in the circuit court, has or
dered a special grand jury summoned
to reindict Goodnow, one of the in
sane hospital employes charged with
manslaughter. He -was Indicted as
Charles Goodnow, and his first name
Is Frederick.- Tbe regular grand jury
had adjourned for the term, which
made a special summous necessary. J.
T. Owen, the other attendant indicted,
has given bond for $3.000.
Electricity in 8U Psnt'i.
London, May 29. The system of
electric lights In St. Paul's cathedral,
which was donated by J. Pierpont Mor
gan, was formally inaugurated last
night In the presence of the cathedral
officials and a number of London lour-
Indicates However That
naljsts. The etreet or tno new" lights
was magnificent. The lighting brought
out the architectural features of the
building in a soft and beautiful man
ner, infinitely better than did the old
system of illumination.
TO BUILD TRACK INTO
NEW FACTORY DISTRICT
The city council met at 2 o'clock
yesterday afternoon and took up the
consideration of the ordinance grant
ing to the Peoria road the right to
grade for dud lay a track running to
the site of the proposed plant of the
Standard Table Oil Cloth company
at the west end of the city.
After hearing the ordinance read
the council adjourned to go over the
ground. L'pon reassembling the ordi
nance was passed as Presented with
the exception that the provision was
made for u crossing of 24 feet or
more, upon order of the council,
where the proposed track intersects
The track will connect with the
main line of the Peoria road south of
Thirteenth avenue and provision Is
made that the portion of it running
through the property of H. K. Curtis
to reach the land of the new com
pany shall be for the use of the own
ers of the land alone, so that the
privileges may be passed on to any
manufacturing concern that may in
future locate there.
JUNE 14 DESIGNATED AS
FLAG DAY IN ILLINOIS
Guv. Yates yesterday issued the fol
lowing "flag day" proclamation:
"In pursuance of a commendable
custom iM'ing established among the
states of the union I hereby proclaim
Saturday, June 14, 1902, as 'Hag day,
and recommend that the day be ob
served by all patriotic and liberty-
loving citizens of the state with such
exercises and ceremonies as mav be
in harmony with the general charac
ter of the day. I would suggest that
all schools of the state observe the
previous day in exercises of n patri
otic nature and that citizens, mer
chants and state officers in all cities
and towns decorate their homes,
places of business and public build
ings with the stars and stripes on the
BIG FIRE IS RAGING
IN PENNSYLVANIA TOWN
Williamsport, Pa., May 29. Word
has just been received here of a big
fire raging at Jersey Short, 10 miles
west of the city. Twenty, buildings
in the business section are already
dest roved. This citv has been asked
XV u Ting Fang Talk to Graduates.
Milledirevillo. Ga.. May 29. Minis
ter Wu Ting Fang delivered the eora-meiu-ement
oration yesterday to the
graduating class of tbe Georgia Mili
Claim Agent In Cnnrentlon.
Milwaukee. May 29. The annual
convention of the Claim Agents' Asso
ciation of the United States opened at
the Hotel PHster yesterday. About 100
delegates are in attendance.
Clay aa a Fuel.
An artificial fuel that Is much cheap
er than coal Is made from ordinary
lav fronted with chemicals and is the
Invention of an old railway engineer of
Omaha, Neb., named liorraan. ina
fuel can lie used in a stove, grate or
furnace and burns to white ashes.
twenty-five pounds of the fuel produc
ing only a quantity or asnes iui vmf
be held in the palm of tne nana
Lackr For Both.
"When her grandfather came to this
town, he was barefooted and had only
50 cents In his pocket."
"What a lucky thing it was for her
that he didn't know she would some
day be ashamed of the manner of his
arrival. If he could have known how
It was going to humiliate her, be might
not have come." Chicago Herald.
It is said that no musical work has
aided so materially the cause of chari
ty as Handel's oratorio of "The Mes
siah." Ladies' Home Journal. .
' He who refuses to play second fiddle
has no chance to become leader of an'
wcaestra. New; York Herald.
NOTHING FOR JOHN BULL TO FEAR
Because He Can Build and Sail Ships
Cheaper Than Any Other
London, May 20. The annual meet
ing of the London chamber of com
merce, which was to have been held
yesterday afternoon, was unexpectedly
adjourned owing to lack of space and
air. Hundreds of business men and
merchants crowded iuto the small
room . provided for the meeting, and
when Lord Brassey, who presided, at
tempted to open the session he was
greeted with demands for adjournment
from the sweltering, half-stified audi
ence, whose outcries were finally obey
ed. I'rinted copies of the presidential
address which Lord Brassey Intended
to deliver were distributed. In it he
urgd the improvement of the Ixmdou
docks on the lines of those at New
York and Hamburg and said he be
lieved the British, on even terms, were
well able to hold their own iu indus
trial struggles. i
Where England I Strong.
Dealing with the shipping combine
Ivord Brassey said it was idle to expect
or claim a monopoly of the North At
lantic. It was certain, sooner or later,
that a movement similar to that ini
tiated by J. PieriHMit Morgan would be
brought ultout by the United States.
"Let us not lose our national dignity
in unavailing and groundless alarms."
the address continued. "Our io-iitlon
as a maritime nation is assured be
yond reach of competition and we shall
hold our iHisitlou against all comers,
because we build ships more cheaply.
anil with or without foreign crews sail
them more cheaply than any of our
But She Must Keep Wide Awake.
Lord Hrassey admitted, however.
that the ltritish shipbuilders must look
to their laurels in the contraction of
ocean greyhounds of the type of the
Hamburg - American line steamer
Deutschland, and he favors more lil(-
eral subsidies for mail currying. He
concluded with referring to the desir
ability of an imperial customs union
and touched uikju the Increasing
friendship I (ft ween Great Britain and
the I'nited States.
Germans to Control Their Own Ships.
Hamburg. May 29. At a general
meeting yesterday the shareholders of
the -Hamburg-American line unan
imously adopted a motion submitted
by the directors with the view of mak
ing sure that the control of the com
pany shall not pass from the hands of
Germans to those of a foreign cori (or
ation. It provides that the directors
md board of supervison must be Ger
man subjects and live in Germany
and that to change this provision or
transfer the seat of buisness of the
company to a foreign country or dis
solve the company or do anything in
volving the loss of or restriction of in
dependence of the company iu favor
of a foreign undertaking it will be
necessary for a resolution to that ef
fect to be adopted by shareholders rep
resenting four-fifths of the capital of
the company at a general meeting and
that a confirmation of the resolution
by the same majority be adopted at
a second general meeting.
TWO EXPLORERS MISSING
Itobert T. Hill and George Krnnan, Who
Are Somew here on Martinique
New York, May 29. Mont Pelee,
from which there was another violent
eruption Monday, was quiet again
Tuesday night, according to a Herald
dispatch from Fort de France. Hut,
the dispatch adds, the Inhabitants of
the island are in a terrified state. The
volcano is puzzling all the scientists.
some of whom say the mountain thus
far has made only a leghining. Bob-
ert T. Hill, of the United States geo
logical survey, who left here for Mont
Pelee Monday iifteinoon, has not vet
returned nor has he been heard from.
lie planned to try the crater from
Morne Itouge. George Kennan. the
noted explorer, has been absent iu the
north live days and has not been heard
Two correspondents, believing the
volcano had, for u time at least, sub
sided, planned an expedition to the
mountain for the purpose of securing
photographs. Several natives were
mployed as guides. After a weary
ing march, which took most of Mon
day. Morne Kongo was reached about
half past 7 in the evening. The corre-
sKndents were welcomed by kindly
lisposed priest, who gave such infor
mation as was in his tiossession. He
Insisted upon a pause being made for
refreshments, and in his humble home
food was prepared.
While the evening meal was being
prepared the priest pointed out the
work f ruin that had been aifoni-
plished. He said he had refused to
leave his post, though he was not at
all certain Morne Kongo would not
be' swept from existence as was St.
Pierre. It was while he was talking
that an explosion came. From their
homes the inhabitants of the village
ran in a panic. Some did not wait
to see what was hap(ening, but hur
ried over tbe mountains in the direc
tion of Fort de France.
Scores went into the church and fell
ujon their knees, but. by far the great
er numlsT ran without daring to look
behind. The display of lightning was
terrific and awe-inspiring. When the
start was made on the return trip to
Fort de I-ranee the guides and serv
ants were gone. The corresiondents
had to find their way across the hills
as best they could.
Fort de France, Martinique, May 29.
Kolert T. Hill and George Kennan
are safe. Hill has arrived here and
Kennan is on a plantation in the north
end of the island. - 1
RockforcTs Long Carne
gie Library Fight
at Last Ended.
Lincoln Now Has Com-
pleted Its Building Ac
cording to Terms.
Kockford. Ills.. May 29. Plans have
been accepted by tho city council for
the new .C0. n k Carnegie public library
building. The gift wtis made by Car
negie more than a year ngo and was
accepted, but the city divided on the
question of a site. The donation was
made in the administration of Mavor
Brown. He win: an east side man,
but apHiuted on thet library board a
majority consisting of west siders.
They selected a site on that side of
the river, but the minority would not
consent to it. ;'
The wrangle continued until finally
public spirited citizens presented a
site In "West Kockford. and the conn
cil. n majority of which lived on that
side, accepted the site. Fast side peo
ple threatened an injunction, but the
city attorney held that as no money
was appropriated there was no ground
for legal action. The new building will
overlook I'ock liver and will be with
in a few hundred feet of the center of
Lincoln Itolldlnsr Dedicated.
Lincoln, Neb., May 29. The formal
dedication of the new public library
building presented to the city of Lin
coln by Andrew Carnegie occurred
Tuesday afternoon. The building
proper, which is handsome iir design
and centrally located, represents an
expenditure of $7.""i.i m , the amount of
The city of Lincoln provided the site.
part of the furnishings and the library.
The ceremonies comprised the turning
over of the library to Mayor innett,
a commemorative address by C. H.
Gere, and the unveiling of the Carne
gie tablet. At night there was an in
formal reception, at which addresses
were made by Chancellor E. Bcuju-
inlu Andrews, of the State university.
and Mrs. W. J. Bryan.
WIFE AN UNBELIEVER
Which is Why Bcv. Williamson is
to Take a New
Grand Kapids. Mich., May 2!. Kcv.
William II. Williamson, formerly pas
tor of the First Reformed church, who
left here in 1S9X after a legal decree
separated him and his wife, it is learn
ed, is again a candidate foe matrmiony.
this time in Philadelphia. Kev. Will-
ainson is to many again next month
in the Second Reformed church, of
Philadelphia, of which he Is the pas
tor. The bride-to-be js Miss Carrie A.
Betting, said to lie h teacher in a pri
vate school and a mcfnbcr of William
son's church. 4
It appears that there has been some
comment among Rev. Williamson's
hurch members resulting from the
revelation made when he procured his
license, that he had been married and
divorced. The divorce was obtained
here and grew out of the fact that the
life of the minister and his wife was
not harmonious. The wife, who was
an eastern girl, was considerably
younger than he, and an unbeliever.
fter their marriage he discoverd this
fact. His wife refused to attend his
church or take any interest in church
ROFITS BY EXAMPLE
Crowd of Xegros Tries to Commit
Lynching on a Fellow
Louisville, May 2.). Archie James,
a negro Cm yearsj of age, and John
Black, a young negro, engaged In a
quarrel on Second street yesterday at
11 o'clock, and Black cut James'
throat from ear to ear, killing him
Instantly. Black was at once arrested
by two policemen.
W hile the officers were waiting for
a patrol wagon to arrive a crowd of
negroes attempted to get the prisoner
In ortler to lynch him. They rushed
the i(oIieemen. who drew their revolv
ers and succeeded In dispersing the
mob without any harm being done.
though there was quiet a panic for a
rew moments. Black was finally land
ed In Jail.
Loss I $ 10,000; Insurance, f l.OOO.
. Greenfield. Intl.. May 20. A disas
trous fire occurred here which totally
destroyed the plant of the Greenfield
Manufacturing company, together with
all stock and manufactured good on
hand. The origin of the fire is un
known. The total loss Is $10,000,
about $0,000 on stock and $4,000 on
machinery. The insurance amounts to
$1,000. i ... ...
ESCAPE IS EQUALLY REMARKABLE
Tender Leaves Hails and Bobs About
For Over a
Des Moines, Iu., May 20. The east
bound. Rocky Mountain limited the
Rock Island's fastest train due here
at 0 a. in. yesterday, was wrecked
near A voce while running at a high
rate of speed in an endeavor to make
up lost time. It is estimated to have
been traveling between seventy and
eighty miles an hour, when the tender
left the track and tore up the ties for
a distance of nearly a mile before the
SUeed could be rcdticwil
Tracks Finally ltreak.
rue trucks finally broke and the
gearing gave way. but the speed was
uiminisiieu to such an extent that
only the front cars were damaged and
no passengers were seriously injured
Convention in Which Roosevelt Sen
timent Predominates Com
Wichita. Kan.. May 20. The lie
publican state convention last night
nominated the fol'.owinz ticket: Gov
ernor. Representative W. .1. Bailey, of
Balleyville: lieutenant governor. I. J.
Ilanna. Hill City: secretary or state,
Joseph K. Burrow. Smith Center: on
ditor. Seth G. Wells. Lne: suprem
iusrices. six-vear term. II. S. Mason,
tiaruen City; .r. C. Pollock. Arkansas
City, and A. L. Greene, Newton; su
preme Justice, one-year term. A. II.
Ellis. Rcloit; supreme justice, two
year term,-10. W. Cunningham. I'mpo-
rla: rcprcsentative-at-large. C. S. Scott,
The feature of the convention was
the strong Roosevelt sentiment. Tin
plat form warmly indorses the adminis
tration and is stalwifrt Republican in
Cleveland. May 2'.). The Ohio repub
lican convention finished its work last
evening and adjourned. 'The eonven-
ion was dominated bv llanna
Result in at Grout Kusli of Indiana People
Louisville. May 2.. The directors
of the board of trade yesterday un
pointed a committee to confer with the
state lioard of health to secure, if pos
sible, a modification or withdrawal of
the quarantine ngaiust Indiana, which
will bo enforced beginning Sunday on
account of smallpox in that state. La-
fon Allen, chi.irman of the committee.
stated that if in the opinion of the
health authorities the quarantine was
absolutely necessary no attempt would
lie made on the part of the hoard of
trade to secure its withdrawal.
Hundreds of persons were vaccin
ated iu New Albany and Jefferson ville,
lnd., yesterday as a result of the quar
antine order, inspectors will be placed
on all trains coming into this city from
Indiana, as well as on the ferry boats
and bridges between this city and .lef-
fersonville and New Albany, and all
persons coming into Kentucky from
Indiana will be obliged to exhibit tt
certificate of vaccination.
O in nil) us Public Iluildins; Bill. """""
Washington. May 20. The Mercer
omnibus public building bill has been
agreed on in conference. The bill cur-
ied $1.".SK).000 when it left the house.
The senate added :?.2oo.onO. Some of
the items in controversy, as finally
settled, are as follows: Sprinsrfield,
Ills., increased .fl.Vl.OOO; Kalamazoo,
Mich., increased ."('. HK: Ottawa, Ills.,
Increased to SI'o.imiO: Oak Park. Ills.,
new item. $.-.".(Kn); DeKnlb. Ills.. $V..-
Ooo; Anderson, lnd.. $so.00O: Musca
tine, la.. $l.".O0O: Champaign. Ills.,
site. $1.".000: Flkhart. Ind.. increased
o $.S.t.oo: Muncie. Ind.. increased to
SNO.OOI): Richmond. Ind., increased to
SSO.OOO; Hammond. Ind.. Increased to
$140,000: Battle Creek. Mich.. increased
to $100,000; Flint, Mich., increased to
$ri.0OO; Superior. Wis., increased to
$22."(.000; Baraboo. Wis.. Increased to
$4."i,000: Traverse City, Mich., site. $;,
000; Des Moines, la., increased to
( 150,000. .
Iowa Colored Women's Tlnb.
Ottuinwa, la.. May 20. A state fed-
ration f Iowa Colored Women's
Clubs h:js been organized here. Ofli-
elected as follows: Presi
Helen Downey. Ottumwa;
Mrs. Genevieve Toliver.
Rock Island. The convention deter
mined that the race ought to be re
ferred to as "A fro-Americans."
Andrews Called by Wisconsin.
Lincoln. Neb.. May 20. Chancellor
K. Benjamin Andrews, of the State
university, has received a call to be-
ome head of the Wisconsin State uni-
ersity. at a salary- of $KUX a year
tlouhle the sum received here. He
has not yet determined iqion his course.
Paris. May 20. The resignation of
the premier. M. Waldeck-Rousseau.
was formally communicated to the cab
inet at Its meet ing. yesterday. Public
announcement of the resignation will
be made June .'.
Walker To ICe a Delegate.
Springfield. Ills.. May 20. Governor
Yates has appointed Joseph B. Walker
to be delegate from Illinois to the Na
tional Congress of Tuberculosis to be
held in New York city June 23 aud
L. - - -
By the Men
Who Haul Beef,
a Strike in Chicago.
THE COAL SUPPLY
Which Also Shuts
Chicago, .May 29. l'rospects of a
precipitated rise in the price of meat
md a fight to a finish between the
packers and teamsters union devel
oped at the Union stock yards to
day. Sign's of peace faded as the re
suit of the ineffectual conference and
the indications of a general strike
grow stronger. Distribution of meat
to local houses was carried on with
great difficulty today. No work was
attended without the presence of
the police. A non-union teamster
made an attempt to deliver meat to
the Palmer house and was severely
beaten for his pains.
Chicago, May 20. The striking
packing house teamsters took further
steps yesterday to extend their strike.
Orders went out from the teamsters
headquarters that no coal should be
delivered to concerns making ice to re
frigerate meat for "unfair" butcher
shops or packing houses. This devel
opment promises the most complete
tie-up of teaming deliveries ever ex
perienced in Chicago. Butchers who
use meat delivered by non-union driv
ers, will lose their ice, and concern
that make their own ice will lose their
coal. All the Fulton market storage
concerns are known to refrigerate
meats for Swift. Armour, etc., and
their supply of coal is in danger. Nu
merous other plants are similarly im
periled pending the settlement of the
Picket Are Keeping; Tiling; Lively.
In the meantime "persuasion" is not
forgotten as a means of doing good to
the strikers. Pickets of the strikers
caused excitement in several sections
of the city in their efforts to prevail
upon drivers of wagons to cease work.
The xdiee were called from half a
dozen stations. Following the example
of Superintendent Stephen S. Conway.
of Armour & Co.. el-rks and salesmen
mounted a number of idle delivery
wagons and hauled meat under the
protection of the police. Kfl'orts of
Swift & Co. to supply the down town
branch at South Water and Market
streets wre almost frustrated by
striking teamsters, and the police had
to be called on for protection lefore
the wagons of the packing firm at
tempted to move.
Tliey Arjne with the lrlvcr.
Five trucks were loaded with meat
from cars at Cleveland avenue and
Ilalsted street on the Northwestern
railroad and a force of clerks from the
stock yards acted as teamsters. At
Wells and Kinzie streets a large crowd
of strikers surrounded the wagons, de
tached the harnesses and argued with
the drivers to join the strike. The
police were caHed and a patrol wagon
was soon at the scene, finding the
five trucks urrounded by strikers, the
drivers being helpless to get away as
their horses had been unhitched to in
sure their presence at the argument.
The police soon straightened matters
and the trucks proceeded on their way
and unloaded at their destinations.
Other Calls for Protection.
Protection was called for at other
points where strikers wanted to argue
the case and the non-union men didn't.
Difficulty was also experienced at the
stock yards in the morning, when a
gang of thirty non-union teamsters re
ported for duty at Swift & Co.'s pack
ing house. Union men attempted to
intercept the crowd and induce the
new men to join their ranks, with the
result that several of the newcomers
efused to go to work. Officials of thc-
patking firm also mingled with tin1
teamsters and used their arguments
to offset those of the strikers.
HALF A MILLION' OF MEN
Frank 1 Sargent Think There Is a Fro-
pect of That Many Striking.
St. Louis. May 20. Frank P. Sar
gent, member of the national loard
of arbitration, of which Mary Ilanna
is chairman. Is in St. Louis. Sargent
is of the opinion that if the strike of
anthracite miners is not settled within
the next eight or ten days there will.
In all probability, bo a sympathetic
strike in the bituminous fields. Sar
gent said to the Associated Press:
The individual members of- the na
tional lioard of arbitration are using
their best efforts to bring about a
settlement of the strike." But he said
the operators would make no conces
"I was told by President Mitchell."
said Sargent, "that the miners wert
never In better financial condition than
now to enter a strike, and they art
confident of winning. For some time
the anthracite miners have bad plentv
of work and have been able to lav bv
money. President Mitchell is of the
opinion that they will be able to hole
out at least six months, and doubtless
longer. I am of the opinion that the
strike is not settled within the next
eight or ten days, miners In the bi
tuminous fields avill , be asked lo eo
But Are On
IS TO BE LIMITED
Down the Refrigerating
Out in sympathy for their eastern
"A convention of bituminous miners
to decide what action to take in the
matter is under contemplation, but the
date or place of meeting has not yet,
to my knowledge, been decided on.
Should a sympathy strike be decided
on probably as many as 4-"iO.(KX) min
ers in the bituminous fields will go
Sargent was asked if he thought the
strike would later involve the railroad
men. "No." he said. "I do not think
the strike will spread among the rail
road men. it is against their rules tot
go into such a strike."
PAUL J. S0RG IS DEAD
Ohio Kx-Congressman and Manufac
Middieton, O.. May 2!). Paul J. Sorg,
former Ohio congressman and multi
millionaire tobacco manufacturer,
died yesterday at his home here after
an illness of several years duration.
He was t years old. He left a widow,
one son and a daughter, lie had a,
humble start in life, receiving his ed
ucation in the night schools of Cin
cinnati, lie served two terms in con-'
TJ. P. GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETS IN PITTSBURG
Pittsburg, May 29. The first busi
ness session of the 44th general as
sembly of the I'nited Presbyterian
church of North America was called:
to order this morning with 2."j.'5 dele
gates present. After devotional ex
ercises Uev. Dr. dames C. Wilson, of
Erie. Pa., was elected moderator.
Kecess was taken up with the read
ing of reports of the various boards.
INDICTED FOR STEALING
FROM HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW
Chicago, May 29. The jury today
returned a verdict finding tieorgo
D'Kssauer guilty of grand larceny. He
is charged with stealing $40,000 be
longing to Mrs. Harvey, his mother-in-law.
Whole Circus Is Quarantined.
Kalamazoo. Mich.. Mav 29. As a re
sult of what a i pears to Le a case of
smallpox. Beivtly's entire circus, con
sisting of thirty persons, is quarantined
in the village of Climax. A rope has
been stretched around the tent, and
three guards placed on duty to see
that nobody gets out. The circus ar
rived in Climax Friday. A .local phy
sician was called in to see a child who
had blotches on the face. He pro
nounced it smallpox. Hence the quar
antine. Rev. 11. 31. Palmer Head.
New Orleans. May 20. The Kev. B.
M. Palmer, the noted Presbyterian
minister, died here yesterday after
noon from the effects of injuries re
ceived by being struck by a street car
in this city on May 5. He was S4
years old, and on account of his ad
vanced age was not able to recuperate
after the severe shock of the accident.
He was a friend of Henry Ward
Beecher at Amherst college.
Ole Folherg Snicides.
Glenwood. Minn.. May 29. Ole Fol
berg. aged alxiut 40 years, a well-to-do
farmer of White Bear Lake town
ship, committed suicide by cutting his
throat with a razor. For some time
he had appeared despondent. Other
wise no cause is known for the deed.
He leaves a widow and five children.
Grinnell Would Like to lla Andos-er.
Des Moines, la.. May 29. President
Daniel F. Bradley, of Iowa college,
at Grinnel. Ia., has been authorized
to correspond with the trustees of An
over Theological seminary, and to put
forth every effort to induce the east
ern college to come to Grinnell.
Karl Ellsworth Indicted.
Woodstock. Ins., May 29. Earl A.
Ellsworth, who was held by the coro
ner's jury as an accessory in the kill
ing or his parents and A. W. Ander
son. Feb. 2-S, has been indieted by a
grand Jury on a charge of murder.
The defendant will be immediately
taken into custody, but his trial will
not take place before the Septembcc
Free Postage for Blind People
Washington, May 29. Tbe senate
committeeou postoflices has authorized
Elkins to make a favorable report ou
his bill providing for the free trans
mission through the malls of books
for the blind. . -..: -----