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VOIi. 11. NO. 270.
BOCK ISLAND, Hil,.f 3IOXDAY, SErTEMlIBR 1, 1902.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Death and Destruction
to Island of filar
tinique. TOWNS WIPED OUT
Tidal Wave Adds to the
Horror More Heavy
Detonations. Castries, Island of St. Lucia, Brit
ish West Indies, Sept. 1. The British
steamer Korona arrived here yester
day evening' from Fort De France,
Island of Martinique. She reports a
terrible eruption of Mount Pelee oc
curred since 9 Saturday night, and
people who arrived at Fort De France
from the northern part? of the island
reported the village of 'Morne Kouge
near the district previously devastat
ed was entirely destroyed. LeCarba,
a village on the coast which was de
stroyed at the time of the great erup
tion, was swept by a tidal wave.
About 200 persons lost their lives.
A sloop from the Island of St. Vin
cent, which readied here this morn
ing, reports that Mount Pelee's cra
ter is now quiet, but the detonations
during Saturday night were the loud
est heard up to that time, and the in
habitants are terribly alarmed.
Roseau, Dominica, B..W. I., Aug.30.
A thick mist has enveloped Roseau
and Its neighborhood and dust is fall
St. John, Antigua, II. W. I., Sept. 1.
Many very loud detonations were
heard here from 9 o'clock Saturday
night to midnight.
Basse Terre, St. KItts, B. W. I., Sept.
1. A series of loud report was heard
here Saturday night from T until 9
Point-a-ritrie, Island of Guadeloupe,
Sept. 1. This entire iort has been cov
ered wit,h a cloud of fine dust since 5
a. m. on Sunday and the populn
laee is panic-stricken. Fine ashes are
falling continually. Semi-darkness is
over the sea, and the ships in the
harbor seem to be enveloied in a cloud
Advices from Basse Terre (Island of
Guadeloupe) assert that since day
break Sunday the entire island has
been covered with a cloud of dust com
ing from the southeast, the direction
of the island of Martinique. The popu
lation of Basse Terre Is greatly
Dnt Still Falling at Roneau.
Roseau, Dominica, B. W. I., Sept. 1.
The thick mist which enveloped
Roseau Sunday was taken as it ap
proached for a rainstorm. The dust is
still falHng. although llghtlv, but dur
ing the -night of .Aug. 30 the quanti
ty of the dust which fell here will
be greater than upon any previous oc
casion since the first eruption of Mont
l'elee. At nightfall of the Aug. 30 a
dark, cone-sbaed cloud, emitting elec
tric flashes rose In the south, but it
was gradually obscured bv thp mist
caused by the falling ashes! Rumbling
noises and a few detonations were
heard during the night of Aug. 30. The
people here are quiet. Xo news has
yet reached here from Martinique.
Severe Eruption Reported.
A severe eruption of Mont Telee,
Martinique, was reported 10 have oc
curred at noon Aug. 21. This report
was broughto Castries. Island of St.
Lucia, by officers of the French steam
ship Dahome. This eruption was fol
lowed by total darkness live miles
away from the volcano. A dispatch
received from St. Thomas, D. W. I.,
Aug. 20. said that between 10 o'clock
In the morning and 3 In the afternoon
of Aug. 25 clouds of dust were seen
In the direction of Mont Pelee from
the Island of Dominica. !" ''nations
were heard and thre were . .it show
ers of volcanic dust on the island.
The following message was received
from Dominica Tuesday, Aug. 20:
"Since 2 p. m. Tuesday prolonged
rumbling noises in quick succession
have been heard from the southward.
There is every indication that Mont
Pelee is n violent eruption." A dis
patch from Paris, dated Aug. 28, said
the latest dispatches received at the
ministry of the colonies from Fort de
France, Martinique," were dated Mon
day. Aug. 25. They made no mention
of the reported eruptions of Mont Pe
lee. The Parts dispatch said also that
the cables to Martinique, both north
and south, continued to be Interrupted.
Efforts made to communicate by ca
ble direct with the island of Martini
que have proved unsuccessful.' Tele
graphic communication with that Isl
and from New York Is still ' Inter
rupted. rrlnon Call Awaits Calk
Lima, O., Sept. 1. D. H. Call, who
Is wanted at Marshall, Ills.,on a charge
of horse stealing, has been arrested
here and held for the Illinois authori
ties. Call was formerly prominent in
Eighteen Vessels Driven in by Gale
at Port Elizabeth-Much ;
Cape Town, Sept. 1. Eighteen ves
sels, mostly sailing craft, were driven
ashore in a gale at Port Elizabeth.
Five of them were dashed to pieces
and all the members of the crews lost.
Two tugs are also reported foundered
and a score of lighters ashore. It is
feared great loss of life has occur
red. WHERE'S THE CIVIL POWER
mt a State or War Mka This Eilid la
' Oklahoma Territory.
5: Guthrie, O. T.. Sept. 1. The war be
tween the cattlemen ; and farmers In
western Oklahoma continues unceas
ingly. Information comes direct from
Rot,er Mills. Daj" and Dewey counties
of destruction of crops, burning of
cribs and grain, killing of stock and
ambushing and shooting by both farm
ers and cattlemen.
The situation has been made more
serious' by the driving In of large herds
of cattle from the Texan panhandle by
cattlemen who have run short of grass
at home. Homesteaders fear a further
menace to their claims, and allege that
they have no protection. Serious trou
bleis anticipated, the cattlemen assert
ing that the lands belongs to them by
priority of possession.
BABY KELLAR A VAGRANT
Farther Developments of That Custody
Case at Keokuk, la.
Keokuk, la., Sept. 1. "Baby"
Kell.ir, 11 mouths old. has berti found
guilty of vagrancy by a justice of the
peace. Sentence was suspended dur
ing good behavior, and the baby de
fendant discharged. The - case was
tried with noltody iu the court
room except the mother and her,
friends, . who took a warrant against
the infant several days ago as a means
of obtaining possession of the child.
It has been declared to be in the le
gal custody of Elmer Park, secretary
of the Associated Charities, on his a
pea! after the acquittal of the mother
on a charge of coming within the new
law to deprive unworthy parents of
their children. The mother still has the
child, guarded at her sister's house.
AH SIN IS INQUISITIVE
As to Wlmt Cnde "Sam "Is Going to t)o
Abont This Matter.
Washington. Sept. 1. The Chinese
government has asked the state de
partment to see that justice is done
by the state of Oregon to the Chinese
who were altaekinl by rioters iu Ba
ker" City;-Ore., ou Aug. S. On that
date about fifty Chinese who were em
ployed in the city were attacked by
a mob. three of them were shot and
the remainder were driven out of the
town and forbidden to return. The
matter was promptly reported to the
Chinese legation by the nearest Chi
The legation authorities having
awaited what they considered a reii
sonble time for some sign of activity
on the part of the local authorities
have now presented the matter to the
state department, pointing out that
they do so because the local authori
ties have shown no disposition to
prosecute the offenders and make re
paration. QUIET PREVAILS IN
PANTHER CREEK VALLEY
Tamaqua, Pa., Sept. 1. Quiet pre
vails today in the Panther Creek Val
ley. Nonunion men employed at
breakers number 4 and 12, of the Le
high Valley Coal and Navigation com
pany, reported for work as usual.
There was no observance of Labor
dav in this region.
Printers Arbitrate a Dispute.
Springfield, Sept. 1. Some time
ago the printers made a demand of
the newspaper publishers and job
printers for increased wages, which
was refused by the employes, who de
clared that they could not compete with
offices in other cities if they granted
the wages asked for. The employers
proposed that the matter be submitted
to. arbitration, which was accepted.
The arbitrators met and agreed upon a
compromise, which increases the scale
of some employes while reducing the
price of overtime composition. This
was agreed to by both parties.
Lauuchipjr of the Des Moines.
Des Moines, la., Sept. 1. Governor
A. li, Cummins announces that his of
ficial party, consisting of his staff and
state officials, will leave for Fore River
shipyards', Quincy, Mass., Sept. 17 to
attend the launching of the United
States cruiser Des Moines. He will be
accompanied by Miss Elsie Macomber,
who will act as sponsor for the occa
'' Bryan at the Opening.
Omaha, Neb., Sept. 1. The Jackson
ian club opened the Democratic cam
paign in this state at a picnic. Al
though the day was a succession of
showers several thousand persons at
tended the picnic. William J. Bryan
was the principal speaker.
" Klfleen Army Corps "Reported.
Washington, Sept. 1. The fifteentn
army corps will hold a reunion in this
city "in Octoberdnring the Grand Army
encampment. Sieaker Henderson,
wtur-ls a member of the corps, will be
Invited to preside at its meeting.
Neely Wants That rt.OOO.
Havana. Sept. 1. C. F. W. Neely,
who was among the Americans recent
ly liberated under the general amnesty,
has sailed for New York. He .will
go to Washington and fight for the $G,
000 found on him when arrested for
postal fraud-and confiscated.
AFTER GOBIH'S SCALP
Organized Labor Resents His Or
der Regarding the Use of
QUAKS CITY UNION TAKES ACTION
Rumors of v Attempts to , Settle the
Strike Panther Creek. Valley
News-Labor Day Notes.
Philadelphia, Sept. 1. The Central
Labor unien of " Philadelphia, at Its
regular weekly meeting, .unanimously
adopted a resolution denouncing Bri
gadier General J. P. S. Gobiu, in com
mand of the troops now on duty in the
anthracite coal fields, for Issuing an
order calling on his men to shoot strik
ers under certain distinctly stated cir
cumstances. The resolutions set forth
that it is illegal for the general
to Issue au order to "kill citizens of
Pennsylvania, who are guaranteed a
trial by jury for any offense they may
commit." The resolutions request
Governor Stone to revoke the commis
sion of General Gobin, and the civil
authorities are asked to have the gen
eral Indicted ami tried, for "threaten
ing the lives of citizens of the state of
Alleged Promise of Gov. Stone.
The secretary of the union was In
structed by the union to send a letter
of protest to Governor Stone for the
alleged breaking of a promise that he
is said to have made to the three an
thracite district presidents, to the ef
fect that he would not permit the
state troops to escort non-union men
to and from the mines. It Is claimed
that the governor made this promise
to Presidents Nicholls. Duffy an Fahy
on the occasion of their visit to Har
risburg in May.
Humors Regarding Settlement.
There are many rumors of moves
for the settlement of the st,rike. It Is
said that Senator Quay and President
Mitchell have had a talk over the mat
ter the senator some weeks ago hay
ing promised that he would do all" fie"
could to brinsj about a settlement of
the strike. Then it Is said that the
legislature will be called In extra ses
sion to pass a so-called "compulsory"
arbitration law that will force the coal
operators to arbitrate. The governor
Is known to be in favor of this method
of settling strikes.
Situation In Panther Creek.
Tamaqua, Pa.. Sent. 1. (inly one'
disturbance Is reiorted In the Panther
creek valley. While John and Albeit
Kutzek. non-union men. were leaving
the St. Michaels Hungarian church at
Lansford they were attacked by num
ber of strikers and were compelled to
return to the church for safety. After
remaining there for some time tliey
succeeded In making their escape. The
officials of theSwitchback railroad noti
fied Major Genrbart that strikers were
Interfering- with their passengers at
Summit Hill. Company E. of the
Twelfth resrlnient. was sent to the
scene and succeeded in restoring order.
A large force of soldiers Is petroling
the valley and protecting non-union
CELEBRATION OF LABOR DAT
Chicago Has the Itlggeot She Ever lied
Anthracite Strike Feature.
Chicago, Sept. 1. Labor Day cele
bration overtoped all previous demon
strations of this character in Chicago.
It was more distinctively lalnir's day
than at any time in former years. More
than 2.10 organizations were assigned
places in line, with a credited mem
bership of about 120,000 men and wom
en. The parade moved from the cor
,ner of Jackson boulevard and Western
avenue promptly at O a. in., and was
composed of eight divisions.
How many were in line is a matter
of counting, but no two men count
the same and there was probably 30.
OOO or thereabouts. The money veagons
of the Carpenters' union were a unique
feature. A wagon sixteen feet In
length and six feet wide was secured
into which were tossed the contribu
tions for the striking miners. On either
side six men carried outstretched flags
to catch the shower of coins that were
not aimed straight. From time to time
the flags were emptied into the wagon.
When any of the money dropped on
the pavement there was a lively scram
ble among the youngsters on the line
of the parade.
For the first time in the history of
the lalor movement the stock yards
plants were shut down. The live. "stock
men. butcher and packers teamsters
were 1 line. Many new unions walked
for the first time, among which were
flat Janitors, laundry workers, freight
handlers, glove workers and, last, the
MORE FINES WERE PAID
Henderson-Ames Men Settle Up Promptly
Case of ltoos.
Lansing, Mich., Sept. 1. The $7.2tH)
imposed in fines ou the four Henderson-Ames
men was paid to the county
clerk on tiuie and will go to enrich
the county library fund. The mili
tary scandal is not exactly a closed
incident. A charge of perjury remains
against Eli It. Sutton, and one of aid
ing the commission of the offense
awaits Elbert S. Boos. Bcos has been
disbarred for his connection with the
deal, and his punishment on the charge
recently preferred may be lighter than
other Henderson-Ames directors re
ceived for that reason. Several thou
sand dollars in fine money Is still due
the state from Generals White and
E. S. Boos, of Kalamazoo, the last
of the Henderson-Ames company direc
tors to be charged with conspiracy to
defraud the etate in the miytary cloth
ing frauds, has lieen arraigned, de
manded an examination, which was
fixed for Sept. 10. He gave f 10,000
ball with two sureties. .
OF LABOR. DAY
Business Suspends and Day Is Given
Over to Parade Help
Chicago, Sept. 1. The banks, stock
exchange, board of trade and busi
ness houses were closed today, and
business is at'a standstill in .honor of
Labor day. A" monster parade of
workmen passed through the down
town streets. A novel feature of the
parade was the contribution of
money, for the striking anthracite
miners, which was j thrown into a
number: of outstretched American
flags bora along the route by several
Reports from all ofer the country
show Labor day was observed gener
ally as.a holiday. Collections for the
striking miners were taken in many
What the Governor Would Like
Chicago. Sept. 1. Governor Uobert
La Follctte, of Wisconsin, was at the
Grand Pacific,, but retired early and
left word not to be disturled. The
governor has shed a new light upon
his attitude toward Senator Spooner
as a candidate for re-election to th
United States senate in a series of let
ters written to George It. Van Norman,
formerly an important polithul factor
in the neixhltor state and now a resi
dent of Chicago.
These documents make clear that
Senator Spooner is absolutely persona
grata to the governor if he will come
forward and say frankly at theutset
of his campaign that he will stand
squarely upon the platform framed by
the recent coiwrention by the majority
of the Republican delegates assembled.
BAD WRECK OCCURS
ON SOUTHERN RAILWAY
Washington, Sept, 1. Officials of
the Southern Railway of this city
received a telegram advising them of
a wreck at 0:20 this morning on the
southern road at Berry, Ala., 63 miles
west of P.iruiingham. Train Mas
ter II. N. Dudley and 23 negroes were
killed. The engineer and fireman
were badly scalded and two dozen
passengers injured. The engine wa,s
derailed and six coaches overturned.
The cause of the derailment is un
known. SOCIALISTS IN THE FIGHT
In TTlsconsin They Nominate Two State
Tickets IMaifonii Points.
Milwaukee, Sept. 1. The Social
Democratic party in slate convention
adopted a platform reaffirming its al
legiance to the principles of interna
tional Socialism and declaring adher
ence to the platform of the National
Socialist party adopted at Indianapo
lis. The platform demands legislation
nationalizing all the "trusts;" national
ownership of railroads, telegraphs, tele
phones, express companies and steam
ship lines: laws granting wage work
ers over 00 years of age who earned
less than $1,000 a year and has been
a citizen of the United States for
sixteen years a pension of $12 a month
for the rest of his life; municipal own
ership; amendment ' to the United
States constitution abolishing the sen
ate election of United States judges.
The following ticket was nominated:
Governor Matbew Biddinger, of Ra
cine: lieutenant governor, Charles
Daily, of Sbelxygan; secretary of state,
Edward Zitgler, of Milwaukee; treas
urer, II. J. Amman, of Kiel; attorney
general, Richard Elmer, of. Milwau
kee; railroad commissioner, Oscar C
Mowery, of Milwaukee; insurance com
missioner, Michael Schoor, of Two Riv
ers; superintendent of public Instruc
tion, Edwin Evens, of l'.rodhead.
The Socialistic Labor party in state
convention nominated the following
ticket: Governor. X. Herman Puck,
West Superior; lieutenant governor,
Hans Hillman, Milwaukee: secretary
of state, John Bierthaler, Milwaukee;
state treasurer, N. E. Hansen. West
Superior; attorney general, T. Paul
Fischer, Milwaukee; Insurance commis
sioner. Otto Maury, Milwaukee; rail
road commissioner. Otto Knudson.
West Superior; superintendent of
schools, James A. Eckland, West Su
New York. Sept. 1. Savable won
the Futurity at Sheepshead Ray; Lord
of the Vale, second: Dazzling third.
Savable's share of the winnings was
$45,4(10; Lord of the Vale, $3,250, and
Social tuts Named for Congress.
Milwaukee. Sept. 1. II. W. Bistorl
us and Dr. H. G. p.erger have been
nominated, rcsiH'ctivei.v. in the Fourth
and Fifth Wisconsin! district congres
sional conventions oft the Social Demo
There's a Surplus for August.
Washington. Sept.. S. The receipts
of the treasury department for the
month of August exceed the expendi
tures by $5,055,812, an unexpectedly
. Auot uer Advance In Coau.
Rrazil. Ind., Sept. 1. The block coal
.craters asoclation has made anoth
er advance of 10 cerfts in the price of
Brazil block coal. The advance has
gone Into effect today. Tbe Mock coal
mines are running at their fullest ca
pacity and are nnable to fill their or
ders on account of the scarcity of cars.
As It May Be According to the
Opinion of Civil Gov
IT IS STILL IN THE HANDS OF FATE
Depends On the Filipinos to a Degree
Medical Department Stran
eles the Dysentery.
Manila, Sept 1. Governor Taft was
given a banquet by the American
chamber of commerce of Manila, and
in an address replying to a toast the
governor discussed tLe future of the
Philippines. He said the United States
would retain the islands indefinitely,
with the view of educating the Filipi
nos to a state of self-government and
other conditions which would enable
them to decide whether they desired
to become independent or be made iuto
a state like Canada or Australia under
Great Britain. Governor Taft said he
believed the relationship between the
two peoples would be coutiuued and
that the United States was here for
the benefit of the Filipinos. He said
the United States did not desire the
islands for selfish purposes, ami prom
ised that United States capital would
get fair treatment berw.
Gold Hosts for the Islands
Continuing, the governor expressed
his belief that commercial interests
must ultimately rely upon Filipino la
bor, although a teiniiorary relaxation
of the immigration restrictions was
possible. He said the United. States
civil commission would again rec
ommend congress to give tlie Philip
pine Islands a gold standard of cur
rency, as the present fluctuating sliver
standard was a disadvantage to every
body. Luke E. Wright, who acted as
civil governor of the inlands during
tlie lucent absence of Judge Taft, also
spoke at the chamber of commerce din
ner. He expressed the opinion that the
true future of the. Islands depended
upon the admission of their products
to United States markets. Commission
er Wright regretted that the Philippine
question had been made a foot bad in
United States politics.
Ient-ry Stumped Out.
Thedisappearanco of one of the most
fatal diseases to the United States sol
diers in the Philippines dysentery
is causing great satisfaction to, the
medical branch of the army. This dis
ease, which heretofore has caused more
sickness and deaths than any other
disease among the troops in tlie Phil
ippines, has practically disappeared.
There is nothing mysterious, however,
iu the disappearance of "the disease, as
it has simply succumbed to the strenu
ous efforts of the medical department
for its eradiation. Strict sanitary
measures have been enforced, includ
ing the boiling of the drinking water,
ai)d rules for bathing, and particularly
the washing of the hands before hand
Microbe Was Also Investigated.
Microscopic studies also have beeu
made of the parasite which causes the
disease. This parasite is known tech
nically us "auiceba," and its work in
tlie human system is most disastrous.
Hundreds of soldiers have died from it
and hundreds more have been dis
charged from the service totally dis
abled. Its form is more severe in the
Philip-dues than in this country, and at
one time it had seemingly a fir in grip
ou the army there. Tlie health reports
from the archpelago just received
show that there are now but a very
few cases of the disease at present
TRAGIC DEATH OF THREE
Indianapolis, Sept. 1. Calvin Tot
ten, n bricklayer, shot and instantly
killed his wife at No. 210 East Ohio
street, and then turned the revolver
on himself, inflicting a wound ftoin
which he died two hours later. Mrs.
Tot ten camehere from Franklin a year
ago. She had separated from her hus
band. Since coming here she and her
IS-year-old daughter Minnie, who
with Mrs. Garr was a witness of the
double tragedy, have In-en living at 427
East Market street. Both were em
ployetl. Salem. Ind., Sept. 1. John Davis, a
well-to-do farmer of this county, was
shot and instantly killed by Sam
Pavey. Davis had frequently visited
the home pf Pavey, where a number
of quarrels and fights had taken place.
Davis was alout T.O years old and
leaves a widow and -several children.
Pavey surrendered to the officers, but
refused to tell anything concerning the
shooting. Mrs. Pavey stated that her
husband had sent for Davis to come to
HOIST BY HIS OWN PETARD
VTonltl-Iio Assassin Hlom to Pieces by
' the ISoinb lie Threw.
Vienna, Sept. 1. Max von Gut
mann, a leading coal mine magnate,
narrowly escaped death at 'Selzthal,
Styria. Saturday at the hands of au
assassin. Hugo Scholtz, a Moravian
engineer, threw a bomb loaded with
bullets, which exploded just as Von
Gutmaun was entering his carriage en
route for his estate.
Von Gutmanu's chief" forester, .who
was accompanying him, was seriously
Injured, while the mine proprietor him
self sustained slight wounds. Scholtz,
the perpetrator of the outrage, was
blown to pieces.
Blacksmith for Congress.
J'leveland. Sept. 1. At the Demo
tic convention of, the Twenty-first
congressional district here Edmund G.
ValL n blacksmith employed at the
American Shipbuilding company's
shops, was nominated against Theo
dore E. Burton. Republican. Tom L.
Johnson coptroIIvdihc .convention-
' IRON AND STEEL
Illinois Stands Third in Them, Penn
sylvania Lead- (
Washington, ' Sept. 1. The census
bureau bulletin on the manufacture of
Iron and steel in 1000 shows a capital
of $590,5: iO,4S4 invested in plants in
this industry In the 009 active estab
lishments. The value of the products
Is. returned at $804,034,018, to produce
which involved an outlay of $11,741,
877 for salaries of officials, clerks, etc.;
?120,&So,338 for wages; $32,274,100 for
miscellaneous expenses, including rent,
taxes, etc., and $522,431,701 for ma
terials "used, mill supplies, freight and
The report says that Pennsylvania,
Ohio and Illinois were far in the lead
of all other states in 1800 and 1S0O
in this industry. . Of the total capital
reported for active establishments in
19O0 Pennsylvania contributed $231,
!tS5.05!, Ohio ranked second and re
ported $80,477,552. and Illinois was
third, -with a capital invested of $43,
350,239. ALMOST MIRACULOUS
That This Accident Hid Not Result in Ter.
rlble Loss of Life.
Waseca, Minn., Sept. 1. Three per
sons are dead, two fatally injured,
and more than a score of others hurt
by the wreck of a train which had
been hurled down an embankment by
a tornado. Train. No. 7, west-bound,
on the Chicago and Northwestern rail
way, consisting of an engine, a bag
gage car anil two crowded passenger
coaches, was struck by the tornado
while running at the rate of thirty
live miles an hour, two miles from
Meridan. The passenger and baggage
cars were hurled eighteen feet down
the embankment, to the. fence guard
ing the right of way. A brakeman had
been lighting the lamps when the crash
came and the wreckage was Ignited by
the spilling olL
The dead are: Delmar Teterson,
aged 5 years, Waseca, Minn.; woman
supposed to be Anna J. Bickford. Al
bert Lea, Minn., and Miss Eva Rich
ardson, New Ulm, Minn. Fatally hurt:
A. C. McConncll. Broekings, S. D., in
ternally, and an unidentified woman,
crushed. Other casualties were as fol
lows in part: T. N. Knavold; Albert
Lea, state senator and candidate for
congress, four ribs broken; Miss Edith
Shackle, Winona, left arm ami hip frac
tured; Mrs. Margaret Jones. Worth
Ington, Injured Internally; R. II. Wilde,
Milwaukee, shoulder dislocated, left
arm broken and injured iitterually;
Chris. Gregg, Marion, O., ear cut off
ami legs and chest crushed; Miss E.
C. Hilrr, New I'lm, head cut and
badly injured internally; E. F. Wendt,
Badger, .Wis., Inter ually in jured.
Labor Men Didn't Choose the Oueen.
Carlyle. Ills., Sept. 1. The contest
for the selection of queen of the car
nival and street fair resulted iu Miss
Lena Schlafiy being chosen. There
were nineteen candidates. The leaders
weret Misses Lena Schhttly, Maude
Glassford and Kate Schrader, of Car
lyle. and Miss Lena Redeker, of Po
sey. The local union of the Federation
of Labor was determined that Miss
Glassford should Ik queen, but Miss
Schalatly, who Is a prominent society
girl, 'won the distinction. Over 25,000
votes were polled
Nebraska 1 lan It Closed.
Lincoln. Neb.. Sept. 1. Tlie state
bunking hoard has taken charge of the
Chamberlain Ranking house at Te
curnseh and closed its doors. The bank
fs the oldest in Johnson county, and its
suspension caused the greatest sur
prise. Tlie deposits are placed at $102,
(KKJ. but there Is practically no cash on
on hand. Charles M. Chamberlain,
the cashier, left last Monday for the
cast, taking, it is alleged ,a grip full
of securities with whichHo raise mon
ey for the bank.
Talked of Beardshear's Successor.
Des Moines, la., Sept. 1. At the
meeting of the board of trustees of the
Iowa State Agriculture college held
last week the subject of a successor
to the late William M. Beardshear was
discussed only in an informal man
ner. It was agreed that no selection
should be made until 1903. There is
no doubt that if Secretar Wilson should
resign that he could have the posi
Highly Esteemed at Traverse City.
Traverse City. Mich.. Sept. 1. Mabel
Rickerd, one of the victims of the Lake
Goguac disaster, was highly esteemed
In this city. Her brother. A. W
Rickerd. is a prominent business man,
ami ror several years was city cierK.
Miss Rickerd was a stenographer in
the city clerk s office during that time.
Her tragic death" caused a shock la
Wreck on the IMff lour.
Danville, Ind.. Sept. 1. Freight train
No. 19, east-bound on the St. Louis
division of the Big Four, was wrecked
six miles east of Danville. Several
tramps who were stealing a ride were
injured. The wreck was caused by thp
breaking of an axle. Members of the
train crew were shaken up, but none
Iletter Wages on the C. and K. I.
Springfield, Ills.. Sept. 1. Chicago
and Eastern .Illinois engineers, as the
result of a conference between their
committee and Assistant Superintend
ent Jarkson, have been granted an in
crease in wages from $3.10 to $-3.50
per 100 miles, while the firemen will be
given an Increase from $1.73 to $1.93
per 300 miles.
Marconi Has Sol red the Problem.
Ferroi, Spain, Sept. 1. Signor Mar
coni, aboard the Italian cruiser Carlo
Alberto, says he is In constant commu
nication with Berlin, as well as with
British warships, from this station and
from Cornwall. He declares that he
has solved the problem of maintaining
the Integrity of Individual simultan
In the Great Naval At
- tack On Atlantic
EFFECTS A LANDING
Dashes in Woods Hole
- and Cuts Off Com
munication. Woods Hole, Mass., Sept. 1. The
United States cruiser Olympia dashed
into this port this forenoon, landed
a force and seized all telegraph, tele
phone and cable stations thereby
cutting off all communication with
Martha's Vineyard and Elizabeth is
land. Pasque Island, Mass. Sept. 1 Cut
tihunk Island reports a battleship
having passed that point headed for
Menemsha about :'M a. m. There is
a fog on the sound.
"Eaemy" In I'ossesslon of Wires.
Port Judith, K. I., Sept. 1. After a
period of heavy tiring off Block is
land communication between the
army signal station here and Beacon
Hill station at Block Island was' cut
off for a time.
At 10:43 communication was re
stored by the enemy in possession of
the wire. Word was received here
that the enemy captured the signal
station and all but four men escaped.
The corps at that point included one
officer and eight men. i -:
Captures signal Station.
Block Island, It, I.. Sept. 1. After a
bombardment of two hours and a
quarter Admiral Iligginson today
captured the signal and wireless sta
tions on Boston Hill, and is now hold
ing Great Salt Pond harbor. The
signal corps abandoned the station
and escaped. The fleet under Admir
al Iligginson is anchored off Brealy
water. Vineyard Haven, Mass., Sept. 1. '
A United States cruiser landed a de
tachment of men at (Jayhead, and
the cable from that point to Pasque
island has been cut in connection
with the war maneuvers.
ANSWER IS FILED
BY SECURITIES COMPANY
St. Paul, Sept. 1. The answer of
the Northern Securities company and
President J. J. Hill in the suit in the
United States court to prevent the
consolidation of the Northern Pa
cific and Great Northern railway
companies was filed in eourt in this
city this afternoon. It is a general
denial of the complaint.
HIS NEW ENGLAND TRIP
Iiutland, Vermont, - Sept. 1. The
president resumed his tour of New
England this morning reaching this
city obut 12:35 p. m. He left Bur
lington at 10 and stopped at Proctor
on the way to this place. He was
driven through town and made
Gives Them a Labor Day Gift.
Buffalo, Sept. 1. General Manager
Mitten, of the International Traction
company, mailed to each trainman a
letter advising him that on Labor Day.
his salary will be increased approxi
mately 10 per cent. It affects in all
1.300 trainmen, conductors and niotor
uien. Statues In the Paria Streets.
It 13 not the Londoner only who;
grumbles at the lack of beauty in the
statues adorning the 6treets and
squares of his city. The Frenchman
makes a point of grumbling quite as
loudly at the "almost unanimous" ug
liness of the modern sHitues 'Incum
bering" Paris. These statues, says the
outspoken Journal des Debats, are not
so much erected In honor of one dead
man as for the glorification of several
living ones, who form the "commis
sion" for the erection of a statue and
reoelvo decorations for their endeav
ors. famous French sculptor is quoted
in this connection who bad sent in bis
design for a statue of Pasteur. He
had suggested the genius of the great
scientist by symbols, but the commis
sion would have none of them. "Your
work," they said, "is fine, but it Is In
complete. What about the diseases of
silkworms, tho manufacture of vinegar
and of beer and viu. about cholera In
And nothing the artist could say as
to the impossibility of reproducing
sick silkworms, and cholera ridden
rosters on a monument could move
the commission. Under such condi
tions it is small wonder Paris statues
are no better thanthey. sbpnld be.