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ROCK ISL.AND, IL.L.., FRIDAY, JULY 18, 1902.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
That is Mitchell's Idea
of Winning at the
HE SEEKS BIG FUND
Rather Than a Walk
Out of the Soft Coal
Indianapolis, July IS. The question
of whether the assessment recom
mended by Mitchell for the relief of
the anthracite miners be used also
for the benefit of the striking bitu
minous miners in different parts of
the country was the only thing- be
fore the miners today. The debate
prew so energetic it was decided to
hold an executive session during the
afternoon. Nothing was determined
this morning regarding the distribu
tion of the assessment.
Indianapolis, Intl., July lS.If tho
Voice and influence of 1'resident Mitch
ell, of the United Mine Workers, pre
vail with th" members of his organiza
tion there will lie no general strike of
the organization. The chances of such
a step being taken now are very re
mote. In his speech in the convention
yesterday afternoon Mitchell advised
strongly against a strike, and urged
that thT bituminous miners continue
at work and that a system of assess
ment upou the members of the order,
which he outlined, be carried into ef
fect as the best means of affording aid
and support to the striking antbrocite
men in the east. There were !KK) dele
gates on the floor of the convention.
Anthracite Men Want to Caucus.
Mitchell's recommendations, if adopt
ed, by the convention yesterday after
noon, would have settled the entire
qu'-stlon for which the convention was
called, and an immediate adjournment
would have followed. Hut a motion to
adopt the suggestions of 1'resident
Mitchell provoked a long debate, in
which the general sentiment was
acainst the ordering of the strike. The
men from the anthracite regions finally
made a request that they be allowed
to hold a caucus to determine uion an
expression of opinion as to what they
thought the convention should do, and
asked an adjournment of the conven
tion for this purrose. Their request is
granted, and the adjournment taken.
The men who were in favor of a strike
were in a decided minority in the con
vention. Keese Indulges In Sarcasm.
When the convention met in the aft
ernoon a motion was made and carried
that the convention go at once into
executive session. John 1. Keese. of
Iowa, moved to reconsider this motion,
and said: "The entire United States is
watching this convention, and we must
take no chances of being placed before
the country In a wrong light. If we
go Into executive session the newspa
pers will get it just tho same. The
papers always get the proceedings of
the convention when it goes into ex
ecutive session." The motion was re
considered and the session made pub
lic. MITCHELL'S I'US OF CAMPAICX
lie Wants' a $50,000 Grant and a. Large
In opening the convention Mitchell
made an address In which he an
nounced his opposition to a strike of
the bituminous men, basing it upon
the proposition that the union must
not break contracts. He appreciated
the importance of the struggle and
what it menus to organized Ialor, but
disregard of contracts voluntarily en
tered into would strike at the very
vitals of the organization. Sympathet
ic strikes were jtopular among labor
unions, but he did not know of a sin
gle one of any magnitude that was a
success. He was "tirui in my convic
tion that the strike iu the anthracite
lft-lds can and will be won without
repudiating our solemn contracts with
the bituminous operators."
But this was provided the bitumi
nous miners will "rise to the occasion
and do their full duty by their strug
gling fellow workers; and with this in
mind, I desire to submit for your con
sideration the following specific rec
ommendations: "1. That the national secretary
treasurer be authorized and directed
to immediately appropriate $.Vi.(nh:
from the funds in the national treas-
ury and place it at the disposal of the
officers of districts 1. and 0.
"2. That all districts. sul-distriets
and local unions be appealed to to
donate from the surplus in their treas
uries as large amounts as they can
"3. That an assessment of not less
than, ?1 a week be levied upon all
members of local unions, the amount
so levied to be collected at the earli
est possible moment and forwarded to
the national secretary -treasurer.
"4. That an assessment -of 25 per
cent, be levied upon all natiouau-dis
trict and suit-district officers whose
salaries amount to $X) a month or
. That an appeal be made to all
American trade unions and to the gen
eral . public for financial assistance to
NEW PLANT STARTS
Steel Mill That Is to Operate Against
Kokomo, Intl., July IS. The new
plant of the Kokomo Steel company,
to be operated in opposition to the
steel trust, was started up Wednesday,
It has a capacity of J.lHH) operatives.
The buildings cover fifteen acres of
land formerly occupied by the county
fair grounds. Tho city donated the
land and the citizens raised a bonus of
?iri.tM for the location of the works.
which cost $1.(KX),(MM). The company
was organized a year ago with a capi
tal of $2.00o.yi0.
A. A. Charles is president, and the
plant just -completed is one of the fin
est in the country. It has the most
Improved machinery for the manufac
ture of rods, wire and wire nails. It
has fine railroad facilities, and owns
the switch engines used In its yards.
The company will set its own prices
for its product, regardless of the prices
named by the combine.
CIGAR TRUST FORMED
Combination Organized With $7,-
300,000 Capital In
Pittsburg, July IS. The Stogie
manufacturers of Pennsylvania and
West Virginia, with one exception,
have formed a combination and been
granted a charter by the state of
Del aware. The combination is to le
known as the I'nited States Cigar
company, and is capitalized at $7,500,-
KILLED BY BOLT
Three Persons and Two Horses Vic
tims of Lightning in
St. Louis, July IS. Fred Weichbrod.
aged 'JO years, and si son and daugh
ter of Jacob P. Muskopf, It and l.V
respectively, were- struck by light
ning- near Millstad. St. Clair county,
today, and instantly killed. The
same stroke killed two horses hitch
ed to the wagon in which they were
MURDERS HIS WIFE
.-Chicago. J uly W-Hliam Nelson,
who had been out of Chester prison
two weeks, today shot and killed his
wife and then attempted to kill him
self. Jealotisv was the cause.
carry the strike inrnugn to a success
"'. That a committee be selected
from this convention to draft an ad
dress to the American people, setting
forth in proper form the policy of the
miners" organization, and appealing to
the people to bring all possible pres
sure to bear upon the officers and
stockholders of the anthracite coal
carrying railways to compel them to
treat considerately the appeals of their
employes for arbitration."
tOSVEXTIOX SKEWS AGREEABLE
But the Anthracite Men Want Time to Da
IjOtitl applause followed the ( Jose of
Mitchell's speech. and President
Ryan., of the Illinois miners, at once
offered a motion, which was promptly
seconded, that the recommendations be
adopted. The question was just being
put when a delegate rose to ask for
Information, and then began the de
bate which continued until adjourn
ment. Several of the delegates spoke
IB favor of the motion. Gilday, a Penn
sylvania and anthracite delegate, urged
that the question of a general strike
be left to th soft coal men entirely. It
was for them to decide what they
wished to do for the strikng anthracite
miners, he said, and he thought the
anthracite men should remain out of
Patrick Fitzpatrlck, of Drmore, Pa.,
an anthracite miner with snow white
hair, made a fiery speech, urging th
soft coal men to strike, and he was fol
lowed later by John Fallon, also an
anthracite man, who urged a strike re
gardless of contracts. Finally an ad
juornment was taken to 10 a. m. today
to enable the anthracite men to confer.
Among those-speaking In favor of
adopting Mitchell's plan were William
Managan. of Streator, Ills., and John
S. DeSilva, of Shamokln. Pa. the latter
declaring (he is an anthracite mam:
"We don't want sympathy, but we do
want help. We are becoming finan
cially weak down in the anthracite
regions, but we do not want the bitum
inous men to violate their contracts."
At a caucus of the Illinois delega
tion held last night it was determined
to oppose-any general strike, and stand
by Mitchell's recommendations except
the one for an assessment of $1 per
week on members of the union. This
assessment should, the Illinois men
think, le made on a percentage basis.
Ohio took similar action. The Iowa
miners heH a caucus and decided to
uphold the action of President Mitch
ell. The action of these caucuses
makes n general strike practicaly out
of the question.
The meeting of the anthracite min
ers held after the adjournment of the
convention resulted in nothing but the
conclusion that there was no way In
which a strike could be forced.. An
attempt to take a vote was aban
doned because it was seen that even
In this caucus the opponents of a strike
were In the majority. .
ANOTHER FULL DAY
Put in By Badger Republicans
mony. COUPLE OF COGS MISS CONNECTION
Slato Lacks Just That of "Getting
There" O. II. Hill "Next
Madison, "Wis., July IS. The Re
publicans of Wisconsin finished their
work in convention at S:.J." last night,
after nominating the following ticket:
For governor. Robert M. LaFollette.
of Madison; lieutenant governor, Jas.
O. Davidson, 6f Soldier's t J rove: sec
retary of state. Walter I.. Houser, of
Alontlovl: state treasurer. John .T.
Kempf, of Milwaukee; attorney gen
eral. I M. Sturdevant, of Xeillsville;
superintendent of public instruction.
Charles P. Cary, of Delevan; railroad
commissioner, John W. Thomas, of
Chippewa; insurance commissioner,
Zeuo M. Host, of Mt-waukee.
Two Slate Men Miss Connection.
Robert M. LaFollette. who wno
again chosen to heat! the state ticket.
received the nomination over John M.
W httehead by an overwhelming ma
jority LaFollette, 71 K; Whitehead.
:((. ith two executions the ticket
as a whole went through as figured
out in advance. Those were the nom
inations for state treasurer and rail
road 'commissioner. John Kemnf. of
Milwaukee, won out in the contest for
sraie treasurer ny nitl or the Stalwart
i act ion. who switched their votes be
fore the ballot closed. This was the
greatest surprise sprung in the cou-
emion, as josepn u, End, or She
boygan, was looked upon as sure of
the nomination. '
Switching Also Land Thomas.
However, when the switching com.
menced it continued until Kemnf hml
a big lead and finally landed the nom
ination oy a unanimous vote. John W.
Thomas, of Chipiewa. landed the nom
ination for railroad commissioner over
Jonas Swenholt. the slate candidate.
In a similar way. Perhaps the most
exciting contest of the day was for
the place on the ticket of sunei-inten-
dent of public instruction, between
C-ar.V and Harvev. Numerous ijiikII.
dates made the work of the conven
Great Oration to LaFollette.
Governor LaFollette was given a
great ovation upon being escorted to
the convention hall after being noti-
ued of his nomination. The delegates
arose en masse when the governor
maue his appearance, and cheered vo
ciferously, lie electrified the delegates
and visitors iu the delivery of his
SMtfh of a ceept a ucwr-4 ho-. Hm t ure of
which was a stinging rebuke to those
of the party who Vailed to support the
principles laid down in the last plat
form, lie also warned the members
of the party against supporting any
man aspiring to a place in tho legisla
ture who would not agree to stand by
General George K. Bryant was re
elected as chairman of tho state cen
tral committee without opposition.
II ILL OX A VISIT TO OTSTKIl BAY
Ills Partisans Cheer for the "Next Presi
dent or the I'nited Slates."
Oyster Hay. X. V.. July IS. Kx-Sen-ator
David I!. Hill arrived here last
evening to be the guest over night of
William F. Sheehan, ex-lieutenant gov
ernor of Xew York, who owns a hand
some country home near Oyster Pay.
As the train bearing Hill pulled inio
the station a salute of seventeen guns
When he stepped from the train he
was cordially and vociferously greeted
by a great crowd of admirers. As the
carriage which was to take Hill
Sheehan's home left the station some
enthusiastic person called out: "Three
cheers for David IS. Hill, the next
president of the I'nited States," and
they were given with a will.
GET ALL BUT ONE
Of the Bodies of the Utah Mine Im
tims. Park City. Utah. July IS. The ex
citement attending the disaster at the
Daly-West silver mine has subsided
and business has been partially re
sumed. The work of rescue was re
sumed at a late hour Wednesday
night and the .bodies of Ray Jaekman,
John Rekstrom and Geo. Richardson
were brought up from the L'JOO-foot
level At IU a. m. yesterday the bodies
of Thos. A. Kelly, T. II. OXeill. John
Carney ami Charles McAIinilen were
secured, accounting for all In the Daly
West except John Burgy. the "powder
monkey," whose body, was blown at
The men overcome by gas and re
suscitated by the physicians are re
to be out of danger.
The mine is now reported to be prac
tically free from the noxious gases gen
erated by the explosion and the work
of exploring the damaged portion is in
AN AWFUL MISTAKE
Murphysboro Woman Kills Her Huo
bantl and Brother-in-law
Murphysboro, HI., July IS. Mrs.
George Joubert shot and killed her
husband and brother-in-law, Moses
Joubert, whom she mistook for bur
glars. . , '.v.
TRACY AWAY AGAIN
This Time a Row Boat .Aids Him
to Elude Pur
suers. Rlaek Diamond, Wash., July IS.
Bandit Tracy has again eluded Sher
iff Cudihee, of King county, and his
posse of picked men. who advanced
on his hiding place three miles from
here. The officers reached the place
six or eight hours after Tracy had
leXt. J lie outlaw is said to have
taken a rowboat for- the east end of
Sawyer lake. Two confederates at-
companicd him. The chase from this
point has been abandoned, the .posse
having returned here.
OUTS WITH NORMAL
Railroad That Threatens to Make
Town a. Whistling
P.Ioomington, Ills., July 18. The
courts may be asked to settle a clash
between the town of Xoimal and the
Chicago and Alton railroad. Normal is
two miles from Rloomingtoii ami is
connected by the street railway. It Is
known as "the educational suburb,"
due to the fact that the State Xormal
unvcrsity Is located there. The Sol
diers' Orphans Homo is also located
there. The railroad submitted a prop
osition recently to expend $:U,(HN) for
the construction of two subways, to
iminate crossing accidents, but the
council, to the surprise of the road and
public, refused to accept the subways
aud insisted that no streets be closed.
Iu retaliation the raid intends, it is
given out. to make Xormal a whistling
post only and will not stop any trains
there. This threat has aroused the
council and at its last meeting it adopt
ed an ordinance requiring the road to
place flagmen instanter at all seven
jratle crossings. soniet lung that has not
been required before. The road will
refuse to do this, and it is likely that
the affair will get into the courts.
NOT EORN TO DIE TEAT WAY
IScing ICeueitutel After Hein I'nder
Witter Twenty-Five Minutes.
Washington. July IS. Superintend
ent Kimball, of the life saving service,
has received a report from Captain
Ludlain, of the Hereford life saving
station, at Angclesea. X. J., of the re
markable resuscitation of Stanley S.
Holmes, a "V-year-old boy, after he had
oeen under water twenty-three min
utes. Captain Ludhim reported that
July Ti, during a squall in the harbor
William It. Holmes and his child were
overturned In the water, miu! the little
son sank, remaining under water not
less than twenty-tive minutes before
the life saving crew of the Hereford
station was aide to secure the appar
ently dead body.
Within four hours after the body
was removed from the water the child
regained consciousness. Superintend
ent Kimball received affidavits from
the father of the child, from Miss Mar
garet Mace, a medical student, and
Mary J. Hock, a trained nurse, sub
stantiating to the fullest degree the
statements of Cairtahi Lufllani.
BRAGG STANDS ON HIS RIGHTS
Neither Admits "or Denies Alleged State
ments Iu a Private Letter.
Washington. July IS. The first offi
cial step has been, taken in the case of
General Bragg, United States consul
general nt Havana. The state depart
ment has heard from Squlers, our min
ister to Cuba, on this subject, and also
has heard indirectly from General
Bragg. -It is understood that the gen
eral takes the ground that tills is a
purely personal matter, and that he is
not therefore open to otlieial criticism.
He holds that he had a right to say
anything he pleased to in a personal
letter to his wife, and no one bad a
right to question her respecting the
publication. Thus it is gathered that
the general does not either admit nor
deny the accuracy of the quotation.
As the matter lias been formally called
to Squicrs" attention by the Cuban gov
ernment it is expected that this reply
from General 1 ragg will be sent to
the president, who appointed him, and
who must decide his fate.
Colored Knights 0f rvtlilas.
Danville. Ills.. July IS. The grand
lodge of Colored Knights of Pythias
has opened its convention here. Grand
Chancellor Edward Green presiding.
The opening address was made by
Supreme Chancellor of the World S.
W. Stark. His report showed that the
order was never In better condition In
Illinois than at the present time. The
re ma hitter of the day was devoted to
committee reports aud routine.
Strike Order Ignored.
Keokuk. Ia.. July IS The union line
men employed by the Iowa Telephone
company here refused to obey a strike
order sent by the state organizer on ac
count of the refusal of the company
to recognize the union at Des Moiues.
The men say they think more of their
wives than of the Des Moines "hello"
girls. . , ,
Barrel of Gasoline Kxplodes.
Crislleld, Otfd., July IS. Hy the ex
plosion of a barrel of gasoline in tho
canning factory of K. E. Robinson &
Co., at Hopewell, this county, one per
son was killed, and a dozen other em
ployes frightfully burned. Other deaths
Anti-Cholera Move at Manila.
Manila, July 18. The munlcpal
health board of Manila has decided to
remove 40,000 natives from the slums
to suburban camps, in an effort to
check th-spread of cholera here. Thor
object is to clean and disinfect the dis
ease centers.. i
SEARCH OF FAMILY
Brings a Man to the Point Where
He Shoots with Homi-
TWO NUNS VICTIMS OF HIS ANGER
Which He Winds lp by Venting on
Himself But His Shooting
Is Not Fatal.
Xew York, July IS. Henry F. King,
30 years old. entered the otlice of the
Xew York Foundling Asylum yester
day afternou and shot two Sisters of
Charity. He then ran into the grounds
of the institution and shot himself in
the left breast, making only a flesh
wound. King was taken to a police
court, where he was committed with
out bail for examination Saturday. The
injiu-cd sisters are Sister Augelo, 45
years old, shot in the right arm. and
Sister Cecelia, 30 years old, shot In the
left arm and side. Xelther was fatally
hurt. King, who has been a frequent
visitor to the foundling asylum, is be
lieved to be demented. He suffered
forsometime from melancholia, accord
ing to the police, and on May 7 was
arrested in the yards of the institution
after he had attempted to commit sui
cide by taking carbolic acid.
Japhetta Search of Parents.
When lie was arraigned King said
he had begged the authorities of the
foundling asylum to give him infor
mation about his birth, but that they
had refused to do so. This so angered
hiin. he said, that he did not know
what he was doing. King came to this
city in lsiis from Baltimore, sind com
menced a search for the identity of his
parents. In June. l'.HH), he obtained an
order iu the supreme court, directing
the authorities of the Xew York
Foundling Asylum to show cause why
they should not allow him to examine
the books of the institution. He as
serted that he had been placed in the
institution in 1S71. when a baby, and
in 1ST;' was farmed out to Thomas R.
Gardiner, of Bryiintown, Md., with
whose family he remained until 1804,
when lie went to Baltimore.
All the llecord There Was.
He said that the books tit the asylum
would disclose the identity of his par
ents. Th application for -the writ
was argued before Justice O'Gorman,
when Jane C. McCrysal, the treasurer
of the asylum since IStJN, stated that
the record of the books was: "Henry
J. King. 1 day old: no name left with
child. Oct. 2S, 1S771. 8::?0 p. m." Jus
tice O'Gorman dented King's applica
tion to ee the books of the asylum.
With the Negotiations for a Canal
Treaty With Colom
bia. Washington. July IS. Cromwell, of
counsel for the Panama Canal com
pany, hail an Interview with Secretary
Hay yesterday respecting the Isthmian
canal project. Cromwell will sail to
morrow for Paris, where he will be
In a position to render any desired as
sistance to Attorney General Knox
ami Russell ii: reference to the settle
ment of title to the Panama canal.
Save the general statement that the
negotiations between the I'nited States
aid Colombia are progressing satisfac
torily neither party to yesterday's con
ference had any statement to make as
to what took place.
It was admitted, however, that there
was not the least expectation that the
treaty between the I'nited States and
Colombia giving right of way for the
Panama canal could be signed within
a month, the dIay being explained by
the necessity of niuil ccrrvsponuenee
between Washington and Bogota. If
the treaty is ready when congress
meets next December there will be
really no actual delay.
Ministers Corea and lalvo. repre
senting Nicaragua and Costa Rica, had
long interviews with Secretary Hay
On the canal question. They have not
abandoned htio that the choice of a
route will yet revert to Nicaragua.
They have received advices from Paris
in effect denying the statement already
made to the state department that the
obstacle to the Panama route involved
in the old requirement that only
I rench material be used In the canal
construction had been removed by the
action of the French government.
Ceremony of Coronation Aug. O Offi
cially Proclaimed in
London, Julv is. Official notifica
tion was issued this morning by the
king's command that the coronation
of the king and queen will take place
August '.. Rehearsals of the proces
sion from Buckingham palace to
Westminster abbey occurred this
morning. Officials of the various
slate departments gathered in the
abbey and the ceremony was gone
Cowes, July is. A bulletin issued
s morning savs the king continues
in.it.i s:iti factory iro"Tess. He
benefiting in every way from the
hange. He sleeps well and is able to
have his couch placed upon the deck
creator Dart of the day. The
next bulletin will be issued July 21.
TAB ON PARALYSIS
Dootor Who Has Had It Fifteen
Years Presents Sta
tistics. Kalamazoo, Mich., July IS. BTl-iu
days and wedding anniversaries are
commonplace celebrations, but Dr.
Morris Gibbs, the well known nat
uralist of Kalamazoo, uniquely cele
brates the fifteenth anniversary of his
misfortune by sending communications
to the papers. Fifteen years ago Dr.
Gibhs was stricken with paralysis, and
he has "kept tab" on the progress of
the disease in this vicinity and cm
bodies some of his observations in the
He says that of C27 cases in this vi
cinity, "jOo have died or moved away;
that the average life of a paralytic
after the stroke Is two years and four
months; that the rate is being low
ered by apoplectics who die in a few
days. He says that people stricken
wlio an? under 40 years of age usually
recover. Says shaking paralysis, or
palsy, is on the decrease, while creep
ing paralysis, or locomotor ataxia, the
most ratal of all. Is on the increase.
Dr. Gibhs has to be wheeled iu a
chair, but Is cheerful and seems to re
tain all his mental faculties.
CANADA HAS BILL
Wants the League ol" American
Wheelmen to Liqui
date. Atlantic City, X. J.. July IS. At thc
meeting of the executive committee of
the League of American Wheelmen
yesterday a bill from the Canadian
government tor $luu was received,
which the government claims under
the agreement made with the League
some years ago in order to retain the
privilege of passing the wheels iuto
Canada free from duty.
The arrangement with the League
was that the members of the League;
on presentation of their membership
cards, could take their wheels into
Canada without paying the scheduled
( per cent, ad valorem duty. It was
required that they should register their
wheels when leaving Canadian do
maius and tins a number of members
failed to do. and the Canadian gov
ernment assumed that the wheels had
been sold In Canada.
3Iergcr Will it to n National Court.
St. Paul. Minn., July IS. Both liti
gants In the case of the State of Min
nesota ngaiut the Xortheiu Securities
company et al.. being the so-called
anti-merger suit, have a greet 1 to submit
to the jurisdiction of the I'nited States
circuit court. The state waived and
abandoned its motion to have the ease
remanded to the Ramsey county dis
trict court, and the defendants aban
doned their motion to set aside the
service of the summons.
rrohahJy Fatally Shot by Tramps.
Des Moines, la., July IS. Charles
J. Feyhcrn. of Fond tin Lac, Wis., 22
years old, and Rudolph Seifert. 29
years old. of Austro-ilungary. were
shot in a quarrel with two tramps
with whom they were beating their
way on a Northwestern freight train
near Boone. Feyhern was shot through
the body and probably will die. Sei
fert was shot through the head. He
will recover. Their assailants escaped.
Ilecomcs a Sectarian College.
Muncie. Intl.. July IS. The Eastern
Indiana Xormal university has passed
into the hands of the Christian Church
of Xorth America, and henceforth will
be known as Palmer university, iu
honor of Francis A. Palmer, a Xew
York -millionaire, who has given ?100,
0K as an endowment. Dr. T. M. Mc
Whinney, of Dayton, O., will be chan
cellor, and Dr. John Latchaw, of De
fiance, O., president.
Dodffetl V for Two Years.
Manila, July IS. The three Guiter
rez brothers, who are charged with the
murder of an apprentice named Yien
ville. who was a member of the party
commanded by Lieutenant Commander
J. C. Gillmore, of the I'nited States
gunboat. Yorktown. captured by tho
Filipinos in April, 1SW, have arrived
at Baler, Principe province, after hav
ing evaded the military and constabu
lary for two years.
Fire That Has Cost $2,000,000.
Guayaquil. Kcuador, July IS. A
groat lire broke out here at 0 o'clock
Wednesday night and burned ten
hours. The losses ure roughly esti
mated at ?2,(XiO,(;iK).
Iowa State liar Association.
Dubuque, la., July J1S The Iowa
State Bar association has l.t-ided to
meet next year at Des Moines. These
officers were elected: 1'resident, M.
Haines, Grinnell; vice president. Geo.
W. Wakefield. Sioux City; secretary,
Samuel S. Wright, Tipton; treasurer,
George F. Henry. Pes Moines.
Uncle Sam Subscribes $30,728.03.
Lansing, Mich., July IS. Governor
Bliss has been advised by the secre
tary of war that the apiortionmetit to
Michigan for the support of the Xa
tional Guard, for the year beginning
Julv 1 will be ?2!).72S.5r. This is not
available in cash, but in clothing aud
UuUl Strike in Ohio.
Mt. Yeruon. O., July 18. In putting
dowu a test well the Ixgau Natural
Gas and Oil company has struck gold
In quantities assaying $5 a ton. A
small vein of coal was also discovered.
There is great excitement, and -the
price of land has gone up.
Tied the Strap Around Usa Waist.
Imlay City, Mich., July 18. While
leading the family horse out to pasture
Bruce Matthews, aged 5, tied the strap
around his waist. The horse became
frightened and ran, dragging the
youngster i mile, lie was badly
bruised, but will live.
Sad Ending of an Illinois
Boy Who Had Bright
FRED L. RICE'S CRIMES
Reared on a Farm With
Every Advantage He
Chose Wrong Path.
Toronto, July IS. Fred Lee Rice
was hanged here today for the mur
der of Constable William Bovd June
4, 1901. Rice came here from Cham
paign, 111., where his people are high
Rice was reared on a farm in the
vicinty of Champaign, and when he
entered the college of literature and
arts of the University of Illinois in
1SSS he was a quiet, retired country
boy, whose refined manners and
handsome face made him popular
among the co-eds. But freedom from
parental restraint, which he enjoyed
at the university for the first time,
had a serious effect on his morals,
and in his second year he was known
as one of the wildest men in the uni
versity. His evident large hearted
ness and kindly disposition made him
friends among both faculty and stu
dents, and it was a long time before
formal notice was taken of his ac
tions by the board of administration.
Kvpelletl From College.
Finally, however, it was found nec
essary to expel him. Soon after ha
left thf university he became associ
ated with the gang of which he was
the last survivor. lie was the
cleverest of the lot, and in most cases
their leader in criminal exploit-;. Ho
was called the lorger, the scholar,
the "poet" of the nefarious aggrega
tion. He looked like a clergyman.
uul had a gift of eloquence that as
tonished many a pleader. It was
characteristic of him that he was
the only one of the gang that ever
attempted diplomacy. Cornered, he
never ottered to kill. but. preferring
soft words, secured for himself the
best treatment in an extremity.
Ills Final Crime.
The crime for which he suffered the
extreme penally of the law was his
part in the killing of Constable l.oyd.
while trying to escape. I'very means
known to the law was exhausted in
his behalf without avail.
GET POSTAL THIEF
George C. Corey Accused of Many-
Crimes Caught in
Xew York. July IS. By the arrest
of George (J. Corey, in I'aterson. X.
J., the postal authorities believe they
have closed the career of the alleged
daring swindler whose operations, it
is allee-ed, extended from this coun
try to England and France, and who
has stolen not less than $.V0,000. Cir
ev was arrested on the charge of us
ing the mails for fraudulent pur
poses. RESULTS OF MORNING
IN GOLF TOURNAMENT
Chicago, Julv IS. At the end of the
morning play, 7S holes, Byers was 4
up "on Hendricks, with a score 6i S5
to 01. Keinhart was 2 up on James
it 'the end of is holes, with a score of
S7 to M.
Suit Against a Boycott.
Fort Scott. Kan., July IS. Charles
Sturms. u plumber, who is unable to
get Into the Master Plumbers associ
ation of Kansas or to buy eoods with
out beiug a member of the associa
tion, has filed'suit here preparatory to
a prosecution of its officers under the
anti-trtut law. Sturms alleges that
wholesale houses will not sell to him
without the consent of memliers of tho
association who are In business; that
these members refuse their consent,
and he cannot get a stock.
Army of the Philippines.
Council Bluffs, In.. July 1.8. Prepa
rations are now rapidly being made for
holding here next mouth of the third
annual encampment of the Xatiounl
Society of the Army of the Philippines.
Hundreds of invitations have been
sent out to prominent army men
throughout the. United States aud an
swers to these are just beginning to ba
received by the committee In charge.
Council at War with Saloons.
Mattoon, Ills., July 18. Owing to
repated violations of the city or
dinances relative to selling liquor to
minors and closing hours, license has
been refused to five of the most prom
Incut saloons In the tty, and the coun
cil only allowed several others by nar
row margins. An ordinance was intro
duced In the council doubHng the li-
cense fee. - . . . '