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ROCK ISIiAlSTD, ILL,., SATURDAY, AUGUST 150, 1902-TWELYE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
In Behalf of Settlement
PEACE AND JUSTICE
Sought by the Public
Tamaqua, Pa., Aug. 30. Strike
leaders went from' door to door
in the Panther Creek valley last
night spreading- the news of General
(ohm's stern warning- and his in
structions to shoot, and shoot to kill,
if molested in any manner. That the
words of the commanding- officer had
at least a temporary effect was
shown this morning- when troops es
corted several hundred non-union men
to work without being- molested in
any manner. Companies K and Fwent
out at daybreak with guns loaded
and the lest marksmen in the flank.
AVlien the soldiers passed the crowds
of strikers on the streets deliberately
turned their backs on them. How
ever, there was no hooting1 or jeering-.
Supplementing- his order of last
night, deneral Gobin directed Major
Gearhart, in command here, to arrest
all women and girls who Insult the
troops in any way.
The opinion seems to prevail among
the officers and citiwns that the lull
in the rioting will last but a short
time. The fact that more men went
to work today than yesterday is not
calculated to improve the temper of
Shenondoah, Pa. Aug. P.O. General
Gnhin's report from Major Gearhart
this morning was to the effect that
everything was quiet in the Panther
Creek region. More men reported for
work there, he says, than on any pre
vious morning, and none was molested
by the strikers.
In -Shenandoah and vicinity every
thing continues quiet. It is generally
exacted here that an attempt will be
made to operate St. Nicholas mine
Monday or Tuesday as preparations
for work of some sort are going on.
Wilkesbarre. Pa., Aug. 30. The Pub
lic Alliance, of this city, wliich has
been endeavoring to bring about a set
tlement of the coal strike In the inter
ests of the business men of the an
thracite region, has sent the following
nppeal to President Roosevelt:
"To the President of the United
States: Since the inception of the bar
barous and senseless struggle In the
autbrudte coal region we, the non
combatants who stand upon neutral
ground, have suffered the Inevitable
fate of such unfortunates. The tide
of battle ebbs and flows over and
about us. We have endured patiently.
We have petitioned humbly. We nad
IioixhI for much upon J. P. Morgau's
return. Put now, after a struggle of
four months' duration, a period of suf
, fcrlng and progressive business pa
ralysis, when It seemed to us that the
time was propitious for a settlement
of some kind, If not as a matter of
concession to public opinion yet as a
plain business proposition, Sir. Mor
gan has met with his henchmen and
the edict has gone forth: 'Ttu're will
be no settlement, no arbitration, no
conciliation, no mediation, no conces
siuns. The fight must go on.'
Ask the President to Do Something.
"Mr. Morgan has placed a ban upon
us which means universal ruin, desti
tution, riot and bloodshed. Is J. I.
Morgan greater than the people?" Is
he mightier than the government? Will
he be permitted to retain this menac
ing power? It Is time that the peopie
should speak. It is time that their
voices should be heard. Representing
the Interests and sentiment of nine
tenths of our people we appeal to you
to use your infljoenee to stay the Judg
ment which crushes us. Encouraged
hs your recent utterances, relying up
tni your Judgment and patriotism, con
fident of your moral courage, we ap
peal from the king of the trusts to
the president of the people.
"THE PUBLIC ALLIANCE,
"T. F. Hart. Chairman."
Mlthell Knows of No Negotiation.
President Mitchell said last evening
that there were no negotiations on for
a settlement of the strike so far as bo
knew. Mitchell will leave here today
for Atlantic City, and will spend Sun
day at the seashore. On Monday he
will go to Philadelphia and deliver the
principal address at the. big labor day
meeting to be held In that city.
GIVES ORDERS TO USE LEAD
Gen. Gobin Issues New Instructions to Sol
diers In the Coal Region.
Shenandoah, Pa., Aug. 30. General
Gobln returned to headquarters from
the Panther Creek region last night.
He receiyejLthe report of Major Gear-
Hail road Man Attempts to Itelieve
Injured Fellow Employe
Both Meet Death.
Logansport, Ind., Aug. 30. Charles
Morris, a conductor on the Pan
Handle railroad and E. 11. Ittmkle, a
telegraph operator, were instantly
killed today in a peculiar ' accident.
Morris had been injured by a hand
car in the railroad vards and Kunkle
placed him on the pilot of the switch
engine to bring him into the city.
The locomotive was running fifteen
miles an hour when it jumped tha
track at crossing a street. Both
Kunkle and Morris were thrown from
the pilot and fell under the wheels,
the bodies being ground to pieces.
MISS ANTHONY WINS
Defeats Mrs. Alexander In Glen View Golf
Chicago, 111. .vug. 30. Miss Bessie
Anthony, of the Glen View Golf Club,
for the third time won the title of
the western golf championship to
day after a Lard and plucky fight
against Mrs. W. Alexander, of Ex
moor, the score being 1 up. Miss
Anthony thus becomes permanent
owner of the Alexander and gover
OPEN LETTER TO EDITOR
Written uy an Opponent or J'rize Fights
Aneut Terry autl "Vouii; CorbelU"
New Haven, Conn., Aug. :o. An
pen letter in regard to the proposed
contest at Louisville, Kyi, between
Terry McUovern and "Young Corbet t"
was sent yesterday to Henry Waterson
by S. P. Thrasher, of this city, secre
tary of the Law and Order League of
Connecticut. The letter recounts the
recent history of prize lighting in Con
necticut and the agitation against It,
together with the measures taken to
prevent the intended meeting between
McGovera and Rothwcll at New Lou
The letter suggests that Louisville
should not be regarded as a dumpin
place for pugilists who are shut out
from New lork, St. Louis or New
London, and that It would seem to be
feasible' for some kind of an anti
prize tight movement to be Inaugurated
hart and made n personal investiga
tion of conditions th
suirt the following order:
It Is very evident from tti T.wnf
conduct of the riotous clement in this
sect Utu. mat the conservative sttitude
WKIl wnicli the troont ti n-.. hutnr.
borne Insults has been mlsunderstoo
ana has encouraged this, element to
repeated assaults upon the men In the
performance of their military duty.
This can no loncer continue, nmt "t
have ik'rsonally Informed the chief
uurgess or i.ansrord and Tamaqua,
and directed that information be fur
nished the authorities of Summit Hill
and Coaldale. that tho trnnna will us.
longer submit to Insults or violence
irom any source.
"You are therefore directed tor arrest
any person uslnir insulting in n cm O (rn
epithets, or violence toward the troops
nue in me periormance or their duty.
Have such parties arrested and taken
to your guard house for future dispo
sition. In moving troops place relia
ble, competent and skilled marksmen
on the flanks of the command, and arm
your file closers with loaded guns and
instruct them that in case of attack
upon the column by stones or missiles,
where the attacking party cannot be
reached, the men thus selected shall
carefully note the man attacking the
column, and being certain of his man
fire upon him without any further or
ders. "For the execution of this dutv se
lect none but absolutely reliable 'men
who will make no mistake. On a gen
eral mob, if resisted, use your bayonets
and butts vigorously, if at all possi
ble, before resorting to vollev firing.
"It is evident that many "of the li
censed houses In this community are
simply places of rendzvous for the
riotous and disorderly element, thus
creating them disorderly houses. You
will carefullT note such houses and
report the names of the owners or par
ties holding the license to these head
quarters, that application may be made
to the courts for a revocation of their
The principal reason probably for
the issuance of the above order was the
turbulence in the valley yesterday.
The troops were busy at 'daybreak
protecting men who wanted to work,
and the mob. of strikers was very in
citing and very bold, especially when
it was seen that under prospect of pro
tection double the number of men us
ual went to work at Summit Hill, and
that at every other mine where work
was going on the number of workers
ras largely increased. The soldiers
had to use the butts and bayonets of
their guns several times in forcing hnrkf
a mob intent on getting.a "scab." Some
of the rioters would not move until
tfcey were prodded with the bayonet.
Nothing Doing: In West Virginia.
Charleston, W. Va., Aug. 30. The
troops in the New River gorge had a
quiet day yesterday, thougn a busy
one, and there Is nothing apparent to
the naked eye that would lead the ob
servers to think that any necessity for
mditarv intervention, existed there.
Street Car Men Strike.
Ballston, N. Y. Aug. 30. The motor
men and conductors of the Hudson
Valley Railway struck today and the
entire line is tied up.
The road runs from Warrensburg
to Waterford with a side line from
Mechanicsville to Saratoga. The
strike followed a reduction in wages.
Oil a BIG GAME HUNT
President Strikes a Lead Up in
Vermont That Is Much
to His Liking.
TAKES A PLUNGE INTO THE FOREST
Where He Hunts the Wild Boar and
Kills One Just a Little
Windsor, Vermont, Aug. 30. The
president today resumed his tour of
New England crossing from New
Hampshire into Vermont. ' In the lat
ter state he will spend today, Sunday
and Monday, speaking today at var
ious points, and going this evening
to the summer house of Secretary of
the Treasury Shaw at Thompson's
Point, Lake C'haniplain.
The president will be the guest of
Shaw until 'Monday and it is an
nounced Sunday will be spent in conv-
6T2JATOB EEDFJELD PROCTOB.
plete rest. Windsor, White River
Junction, Montpelier and Hurling on
are the places at which the president
is scheduled to stop on the journey
of Vermont today. ,
Newport. N Y., Aug. 30. President
Roosevelt was yesterday entertained in
a manner to his liking. Instead of
making numerous addresses, meeting
committees, and indulging in hand
shaking, he plunged into the for
est of the Corbiu preserve in
the Croyden mountain region, and
hunted big game, and Just before dark
sm-cceded in shooting a boar. In a
few remarks preliminary to his talk
here he had disclaimed any in"Wtttm
to go hunting, but Senator rroctor,
who like the president Is a good shot,
induced him to alter his determina
tion. The president arrived shortly
after 10 a. m. yesterday and after be
ing driven through the principal streets
delivered a short address in the pub
lic square. The town had an air of
exiK'ctancy, since the president's com
ing had been looked upon as the most
notable event in its history.
Visit to tbe Corbln Mansion.
No sooner had he concluded his ad
dress than rain legan falling, and the
president and those of his party got a
tiiorough drenching. The president re
fused all offers of umbrellas, saying
that his mackintosh would be sufficient
to protect him. The arrangements In
cluded a visit to the Corbln mansion,
where Mrs. Corbin. widow of Austin
Corbin received the president. After
a short stay the long procession of
carriages moved over to the home of
George S. Kdgill. who. with Mrs. Ed
gill, entertainod the party at luncheon.
President Kills a Itoar.
The president was given an hour's
start ahead of his party, in order
that he might visit the club house and
don a hunting costume. Several times
the party caught up . with blm. and
finally he and Senator Proctor entered
the woods and became lost to view.
Darkness was coming on when the par
ty returned here, and soon after their
arrival Secretary Corteylou telephoned
in that the president had shot a boar.
Uiou their return from the woods they
spent the night at the club house.
'Laying for Him In Kentucky.
Louisville, Aug. 30. C T. Ballard,
a millionaire manufacturer of this
city and personal friend of President
Roosevelt, will head a committee which
will go east Immediately upon the
president's return from Chattanooga
to invite the chief executive to visit
Louisville. The president has. it is
understood, been already invited by
Governor Beckham to visit the state
and spend part of one day at the Lex
ington trotting meeting in September,
and Pallard hopes to prevail upon the
executive to include Louisville in his
itinerary. .... -
Oldest Settler Dead
Omaha. Neb. Aug. 30. Fred D.
Jones, Omaha's first postmaster and
reputed to be Nebraska's first set
tler, died early today, at Ins home in
this city, aged 87.
Democrats Open on sept. SO.
rn.itiiiiiMtnliK. Anir. 30. A liiirt of
the plan of campaign of Chairman
O'Brien, of the Democratic state com
mittee, has been learned. He has writ
ten to a number of the prominent par
ty speakers, informing them that the
speaking campaign will be opened
about Sept. U0. and asking their co
oucration. The Republicans commence
the same day.
Was a Paralyzing Charge.
Standish, Mich., Aug. 30. James
Sage, in jail here on the charge of hav
ing too many wives, has suffered a
paralytic stroke and .cannot live, tne
doctors say. His trial was to take
place at the next term of the circuit
Gov. Savage Promises a Sensation
in the Bribery
Omaha, Neb.. Aug. 30. Governor
Savage has created a sensation by his
announcement that he will publish the
names of men he asserts attempted to
bribe him in the appointment of lire
and police commissioners for Omaha.
When the new board was announced
the labor unions were-indignant that
they had not been given a representa
tive. The governor explained that he had
been influenced in his choic e by a de
sire to defeat a powerful faction that
had approached hi in with enormous
sums of money as a bribe. He an
nounces that he has all the documents,
iiud will make them public at the proin
KILLED BY A WATCHMAN
Trouble J.lkely to Ensue Over a Homicide
at St- I'aul.
St. Paul, Aug. 3". Joseph William
Jacques met his death at the hands
of a murderous assailant, who at
tacked him on the Jackson street
bridge yesterday. Praised and bleed
ing he dragged himself to his home,
half a uiiK? away, and died within
three hours. His assailant is unknown,
except for the fact that he was a
watchman at the (Jreat Northern shops
under the Jackson street bridge.
The trouble grew out; of the strike
at the i jreat Northern ; shops some
weeks ago. Excitement was at fever
heat In the shops yesterday. Several
men were absent from work in the
search for the watchman, and the po
lice are certain that trouble will fol
low. Patrick Joseph O'Keefe has been ar
rested charged with the killing.
O'Keefe said: "Itwas as much his fault
as mine. He laid for me on the bridge,
and I had to tight. During the forenoon
I got a wararnt for his arrest from the
city prosecutor. He had bullied me
Cor a Ions time"
MOVE HAD BEEN EXPECTED
Woman iu the Cae says or a uit for
Eaton Rapids. Mich., Aug. 30. Mrs
Edward Gary has brought suit against
Miss Pearl Darling, charging her with
alternation of her husband's affection.
and asking $1.1,000 damages. When the
deputy sheriff served the papers on
Miss Darling he said: "Send for Mr
Gary. We have been expecting this
move." Miss Darling was formerly a
prominent church worker and member
ot several women s clubs or the city
She has lieen practically ostracized
except by the fainjly of .Gary, who have
championed the cause of the defend
ant, and claim that the suit was start
ed by Mrs. Gary through spite, and
that she has olten before shown Jeal
ously toward other women. Mrs. Gary
has had a detective here from Detroit,
and. It Is said, evidence has been ol-
taincMl to make a sensational lawsuit.
COURT HAD OTHER VIEW
Didn't Think Sir. CT.li UittltlcU to Sepa
Danville, Ills., Aug. 30. Vermilion
circuit court was occupied Thursday
with the suit of Mrs. Minnie E. Glllis,
of Chicago, verses James E. Gillis, of
this city, for separate maintenance.
who in her evidence said her husband
was a necessary evil. After hearing
the evidence. Judge Dunn found for
the defendant, dismissing the ease at
the cost of the plaintiff.. Eighteen
months ago Gillis came to Danville
from Chicago to take a position with
a large department store, but his wife
refused to come with him. maintain
ing that she could not exist In a small
er city than Chicago. He endeavored
to persuade her to Join him here, and
for a few months sent remittances to
Finally coining to the conclusion that
there was no reason why he should
maintain two homes he stopied remit
tances. Mrs. Gillis then Instituted pro
ceedings for separate maintenance.auid
asked for an injunction restraining
certain parties from paving him cer
tain sums which they owed him. Evi
dence showed that Mrs. Gillis had cut
a wide swath in Chicago club and
society circles. Gillis testified that she
had refused to be his wife in every
sense of the word.
OF THE BARTHOLIN CASE
Ijttest Speculation Iti'Iei- to tl.e Disposal
or t lie Property.
Chicago, Aug. 30. It Is stated that
Frederick Partholin. IlSO North Hum
boldt avenue. Is a half-brother of Will
iam J. Vartholin, and that the Bartho
lin nroitertv will belonir to him unless
some other claimants step in to prove
their relationship. According io i ieu
orick Itartholiu the family was formerly
r.f tli i.ol.llitv of I)innmrk. the father
of William J." P.artholln was a Danish
knight, who eloped to the Lulted Stales
with a German domestic.
The supposed stepbrother or imam
Itartholln declares that he did not wish
to have his name linked with that of
) Mllrtiroil murderer, anil It was that
which held him back from telling of
his relationship before. The trouiues
of the family in Denmark are supposed
to have led to the suicide of William
Old Xady Talis to Deal n.
St. Paul, Minn., Aug. -30. Mrs. C.
K. Marsh, of Holland. Vt was fatal
ly injured by falling from the second
story window of the Kendall hotel to
day. She was taken to St. Joseph's
hospital aud her death Is but a ques
tion of hours. How the accident hap
pened Is not known. Mrs. Marsh is
too weak to tell. She Is 72 years old
and terribly nervous. She has both
legs broks$ and her spine Injured.
IN THE BERLIN WHIRL
Some of. Uncle Sam's Repre
sentatives at the Capital
cf the German Empire.
MRS. CORBIN MEETS ITALY'S KING
Kaiser and General to Meet on
Tempelhof Field Some!
Adieus Are Said.
Berlin. Aug. 30. General Count von
TIuelsen-Haesler, chief of Emperor
William's military cabinet, yesterday
informed Generals Corbin and Young
that the emperor would receive them
on the Templehof field at the review
today. Mrs. Corbln and Mrs. Potts,
wife of Lieutenant Commander Temp
lin M. Potts, who is to relieve Lieu
tenant Commander Itoechler. naval at
tache of the 1'nited States here. Oct.
1, were presented to the empress by
' - . . 1 - i;v.
MRS. IIES-RT O. COItfcr.
Mrs. Jackson, wife of John P.. Jackson,
secretary of the l'nitil States embassy
who also made this the opportunity for
Mrs. Itcchler and Mrs. Kerr, vlfe of
Major It. Kerr, the United States mil
itary attache hero, to say farewell, as
their husbands leave the embassy at
the end of September. The empress
was especially cordial while talkln
with the American group.
Mrs. Corbln I'reseiiteil to Victor.
Mrs. Corbln was also presented to
the king of Italy. The generals oecu
pled a box at the opera Thursday niibt
and their broad yellow scarls ntttract-
ed much attention from the diplomatic
section, for they looked like the ribbon
of the Grand Cross of the P.iack Eagle
"Where did those Americans get the
Plack Eagle?" was asked, and for
some tinn nobody knew until a sec
retary who had been in Washington
said the ribbons were only part of the
parade uniform of Vnitcd Mates gin
Our Generals Make Some Calls.
The generals, with Secretary Jack
son, called yesterday on the imperial
chancellor. Count von Ituclow: the
secrteary of foreign affairs. I.aron von
Itichthofen; the master of the court
ceremonies. Count von Euienburg; the
chief of the general staff. General
Count von Schlleffen: Field Marshal
Count von Waldersee. and others. Col
onel von Witzleben. the representative
of Germany at the West Point centen
nial, has asked the I'nited States party
to visit the military school at Lltch
enfolds, of which he is chief, on Mon
day. Major Kerr will give the United
States generals a dinner on Monday
night, at which many distinguished
persons will be present.
Fanght It that on tlie Road,
Port Huron. Mich., Aug. 30. Ed
ward McGlIl, saloonkeeper, and Dr. A.
L. McLaren, of Petrolla, Unt.. former
ly of this city, met in a lonely road
near Thornton, eight miles from this
citv. and fought a bloody battle. It is
alleged that knives were used. The
doctor's head was pounded and his
nose split open. McGiil was locked up
and later released. Mrs. McGiil was
at a farm house near 'where the fight
occurred, and her irate husband
brought her back to the city with him.
The couple do not live together.
Alsrer I'ralses the President.
New York, Aug. 30. Ex-Secretary
of War Alger, when asked yesterday
his views on the politcal situation in
Michigan, courteously declined to dis
cuss that subject, but wished to say
that he considered that President
Koosevelt had more than met the ex
pectations of his most sanguine friends,
and "That he will be nominated in 1DO-1
I hope and do not doubt."
Ian I'atch Near tlie Kecortl.
Providence. It. L. Aug. .".(. The
grand circuit meeting at Narragansett
park was brought to a close yesterday
afternoon in a blaze of glory, ban
Patch, the unbeaten son of Joe Patch
en. paced an exhibition mile m 1:."JV2.
The mile was within a quarter of a sec
ond of the world's record of Do'.1,
made by Star Pointer at Ueadville five
Didn't Reckon Foreigners.
It was a little boy In an American
Sunday school who in reply to his
teacher's question. "Who was the first
man?" answered. "George Washing
ton," and upon being informed that it
was Adam exclaimed. "Ah, wcJJ. if you
are speaking of foreigners, perhaps he
wasl" Stray Stories.
"Everything into which he put money
seems to hare turned out wrong. I
wonder what the trouble was?"
"He has persistently insisted on mak
ing a molehill out of a mountain in con-
ideriae. obstacles Ji-Chicago Tost.
ON TOUR. TOO
President's Son Entertained in Chi
cago En Route to
Chicago, 111., Aug. 30. Theodore
Koosevelt, Jr., had a very busy time
today living up to the program laid
out for him bv his host, 11. II. Mc-
Cullough, third vice president of the
Chicago & Northwestern railway
company. IJright and early he was
driven to the Onwentsia club's golf
links at Lake Forest, where for the
first time he was an interested spec
tator of the Western Women's Cham
pionship tourney. Thence the party
drove to Fort Sheridan, where a
special dress parade of cavalry man-
oeuvers was ordered by Col. Mc
C'askey in honor of the president's
son. From Fort Sheridan the party
came to Chicago where young Koose
velt did some shopping preparatory
to his hunting trip in South Dakota.
Chicago.' Aug.' 30. Theodore Roose
velt. Jr., arrived in this city yesterday
in company with H. It. McCulIough.
third vice president of the Chicago and
Northwestern Railway company. The
party went at once to McCullough's
home at Lake Forest, where they will
spend today. Tomorrow they expect
to leave for a hunting trip in South Da
kota and the Itlack Hills.
SHAKE WAS A HEAVY ONE
l urtlier I-fulM tlie V.arlhlnmUe Tliat
Shook l'p. Mindanao.
Manila, Aug. 30. The scanty re
ports received regarding the recent
earthquakes in the island of Mindanao
show that they begun Thursday, Aug.
1. The damage was widespread, but
few casualties were reiorted. No re
ports, however, have beu received
from parts of the island where it is
feared a serious volcanic eruption has
occurred. The most serious shock was
experienced the first day. It lasted
At Camp Vicars the shocks over
turned a cannon and rolled heavy am
munition lKxes about. Some of the
soldiers were unable to stand on their
feet during the heaviest shocks. Many
houses were thrown down and burned
and numerous landslides occurred, pi
some places the appearance of tb
landscape was altered.
TIow It Wns ilroo n I'nuer Cover in Bm
ger State I'lelds.
Janesville, Wis., Aug. 30. The work
of harvesting the Sumatra wrapper
grown under canvas nt the farm of
S. It. Hcddles has begun. W. W. Cobey,
an expert from the department of agri
culture at Washington, is here for a
short time to give growers Instruc
tions as to harvesting. Instead of cut
ting the stalk the leaves are picked
singly Irom it, beginning at the bot
Then they are carefully placed In
doth lined baskets and taken to the
sheds, where they are strung on
threads by means of large darning
needles. The leaves are threaded face
to face and back to back to prevent
curling and also pole sweat. The
leaves left on the stalk continue de
veloping and ripening anil three or
four uickluars are made from a field.
l'rotectlon lo Hume Industries. '
Eau Claire, Wis.. Aug. .".(. An agree,
ment has been concluded between six
local elevator grist mills and Jobbing
concerns on one side and the local
grocers' association on tlie other by
which the six concerns are to . main
tain retail prices to the consumers and
tlie grocers are to cut out car lots
from other cities and buy them from
Ainlsb Settling In Illinois.
Keokuk, la.,, Aug. ;50. A number of
Amlsh have bought l.(MX acres of iaud
near Meyer, twenty miles south of the
line in Illinois, on the Mississippi, and
have established a colony. The pur
chases have amounted to $250,fMX). The
property acquired la protected by a fine
system of levees. Lumber for build
ings is being shipped in by loat loads.
Goes to the Supreme Court,
Denver. Aug. 30. The Union Pacific
Kali way company has apiealed to the
supreme couit of the United States
the case in which the supreme court
of Colorado decided that the Posfal
Telegraph company could secure a
right of way for its wires along the
Union Pacific railroad by condemna
tion. Held HliuH-ir I'p as a "Warning:.
West Liberty, la., Aug. 30. Itenson
Phelps, formerly a young man of good
standing, ended his life with a dose
of poison, dying in a barn near the
body. Among his effects was found
a note saying strongdrlnk had wrought
his ruin and asking ministers to hold
bis case up as a warning to. other
Ilojan Should Practice shooting.
P.eatrice. Neb., Aug. 30. James
Rojan, living near Kills, recently re
ceived warning to leave the country
from a person representing -himself to
be a "whitecap" leader. Instead of do
ing so Rojan armed himself with a
brace of pistols. Thursday night the
"whitecaners" appeared and fired sev
eral volleys into the house, several
shots narrowly missing members of the
family. The shots were returned ny
Rotan. hut nolody was Injured. The
authorities are. now taking a hand.
Had Fallen in and Drowned.
Keokuk, la., Aug. 30. A search par
tv has found the bodj- of tJ. (Jaffner,
of Mount Ha mill, in a pond seven
miles from here. Gaffner had been
missing for a week, and had evident
ly fallen off a foot log into the wa
ter. ' The decedent was At years or
ace and bad suffered from softening
of the brain. He escaped from a hos
pital Sunday. ... . i
Government and Revolu
tionist Forces En
gaged in Combat.
GREAT LOSS INCURRED
And Contending Armies
Still at It Two Towns
Washington, Aug. 30. Under data
of last evening from Port An Prince,
United States Minister Powell cabled
the state department that severe
fighting had taken place the day be
fore near Cape Haytien and was still
in progress at the time the cable
gram was sent.
Two Towns Wiped Out.
Great loss, was incurred on both
sides. The provisional army was under
command of Ceneral Nord, while
General Jumeaii was in command of
the revolutionists. The towns of
Marmalade and Li in be were literaliv;
destroyed in the course of the fight
ing. A Government Victory Announced
Washington. Aug. :i0. Minister
Bowen cabled the stae department
from Caracas that a victory was an
nounced by tlie government forces
over the revolutionary advance guard
near Qua. The blockade of the Orin
oco is declared .effective by the
0 Prof, and Mrs. A. D. Podfors, of
Augustana Conservatory of Music,
returned yesterday from New York,
where they have attended the sum
mer session of the Virgil piano school,
personally conducted by A. K. Virgil,
tlie author and founder of the Virgil
method. Mr. Virgil has the unani
mous verdict of the whole musical
world of being the greatest musical
Prof, and Mrs. P.odfors, also Prof.
F. K. Peterson, finished the course of
"teacher's certificate"' in this meth
od, which admits them as members in
the International Society of Piano
forte Teachers and Plajers.
They also attended the annual
meeting of the above society which
met in New York July 5 and 7.
They speak with enthusiasm about
the president of the society, Dr. K.
F. Bartholomew. Few people are met
with such enthusiasm as was accord
ed Dr. Bartholomew at the meeting
of the society. His address on this
occasion was. accepted with an ova
tion. With delegates from all parts
of United States and Europe, this
means much. He was reelected presi
dent. SEPTEMBER AVERAGES
SHOWN FOR 31 YEARS
According to the data for- the
month of September compiled by J.
M. Sherier, observer at the local
weather bureau, the average temper
ature for the month during the past
31 years has been 6.. The warmest
month was that of ISO" with an aver
age of 72 and the coldest that of
1883, with an average of CO. The
highest temperature eer recorded
was 09 on the 5th in 1S00, and the
lowest was 2S on the noth of the same
year. The average date of the first
killing frost has been Oct. 13. The
average precipitation for the month
has been 3.06 inches and the average
number of days with .01 inches or
more has been 9. The greatest
amount of precipitation in any con
secutive 24 hours was 3.77 on the 18th
and 19th in 1874. The average num
ber of clear days has been 12, of
cloudy days, 7, and of partlyjoloudy
CORN AND POTATOES
DOING WELL IN COUNTY
In his report to the department of
agriculture of the conditon of crops
in this county Sept. 1, Crop Corres
pondent Thomas Campbell gives the
condition of corn as 100 per cent off
normal; oats harvested and threshed,
50 per cent; apple crop, 50 per cent;'
Irish potatoes, 110 per cent, and
grapes, 60 per cent. The number of
hogs on hand as compared with last
year is placed at 80 per cent and the
condition at 75 per cent.
Death of a Pioneer Citisen.
Keukuk, la.. Aug. 30. M. Younder.
CO years old, pioneer and prominent
merchant. Is dead. He was born in
Germany. He came to Keokuk la
1858. He had business connection in
Des Moines and New York and was
prominent in the B'Nal BJ-ith order.