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VOIi. 1,1. NO. 286.
BOCK ISLAND, ILIi., Fill DAY, SJEPTEMJifSE ly, 1902.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
While Two Others Are
Seriously Injured in
TRAINS IN COLLISION
Both Are Passenger and
Failure in Signal is
Pittsburg, Sept. 1!. Five trainmen
were killed anil two seriously injureil
as tlie result of a lie:il-on collision
between Ruffalo, Rochester & Pitts
burg and Pittsburg Sr Western pas
senger trains at Witmer Station on
the Pittsburg- & Western railroad to
day. A number of jwsseners were
cut and bruised by flying splinters
and broken glass, but none seriously
Iead and Injured
Ceorvre Chugerty. brakeman.
William Renedict. engineer.
Thomas K. Dugan. fireman.
Fay Demoss, boilermaker.
William ( Ira ham. fireman.
11. K. Chambers, engineer.
('. W. Crossman. express messenger.
The accident, it is alleged, was due
to failure to Hag the passenger trains.
Kxpedition Reaches England From
Africa-More North Pole
Haugesund. Xorwn'y. Sept. 10. Tht
Arctic steamer Fram. homeward
bound, with the Sverdrup cxpedit ion
on board, passed I'tisire today.
London. Sept. in. William T'itz
hugh Whltehouse, of Xewiort. It. I.,
who started from London Feb. 1, ac
companied by Lord Ilimllip on an ex
ploration trip to the upper Nile, has
returned here. lie will proceed to New
York in October. Whitehouse Had an
interesting journey, covcriny ground
hitherto unvisited by European. He
found the people generally friendly,
but they bad some difficulties with
the provincial authorities of low rank
near Lake Margherita.
Whitehouse and Ixrd Hindlip were
detained as prisoners for three days
owing to the local officials refusing
to recognize Emperor Menelik's letter.
They were kept under strict surveil
lance and were told they would be
shot if they attempted to leave. The
expedition revisited the so-called "dev-il-tnfested
zone" of Walanio. While at
Adis. Abeba. Emperor Menelik treat
ed Whitehouse and Lord Hindlip in
the most cordial manner and permit
ted them to shoot over his private pre
serve, to which no white man had pre
viously been admitted. The emperor
also entertained the explorers at a
OF LORD SALISBURY
Lucerne, Switzerland, Sept. 10.
Lord Salisbury, former Rritish pre
mier, is confined to his room here,
owing to a chill and slight attack of
the gout. It is asserted there is no
cause for anxiety.
At 3 Salisbury was reported better.
London, Sept. 10. Private advices
received in London intlicate Lord Sal
isbury is worse than admitted in the
Lucerne dispatch on the subject. The
symptoms, it is said by friends, "are
not yet considered exceptionally
Turin, Sept. 19. King Victor Em
anuel bestowed the cross of the Or
der of the Crown on Marconi, inven
tor of wireless telegraph.
MOB ATTACKS COLLIERY
Drive Oat Non-Union Men and Set Fire to
Pittston, Pa., Sept. 19. A mob to
day attacked the colliery owned by
W. II. Holmes, located in the heart of
the city. After driving the nonunion
workmen from the mine, the mob set
fire to the breaker which was saved
through the efforts of a number of
nien employed in the vicinity. The
colliery resumed operations last week
for the purpose of furnishing coal to
the local trade.
Several nonunionists were intercep
ted today on their way to Xo. 10 col
liery which resumed operations yes
ENGLAND JOINS IN
Hay's Plea Put Before the Powers
in Behalf of the Rou
HOW IT IS VIEWD AT BERLIN
Colombia Restive Under Our Traffic
Protective Measures at
Berlin, Sept. 19. The German for
eign office bus received a. note from
the P.ritish government inviting some
action on the part of the signatories
of the treaty of Berlin of 1X78 re
garding It ou mania's treatment of
Jews. The British note is shorter than
that of the United States on the same
subject, but it pursues the same end.
It is assumed ftere that Great Rrit
ain knew of the United States step
beforehand and acted in support there
of. Secretary Hay's note declares that
"by the cumulative effect of succes
sive restrictions the Jews of Rou
munia have become reduced to the
state of wretched misery." and that
emigration is their only alternative to
satrvatioi and degradation. This is
all in direct violation of the Treaty
of Perlain and is likely to crowd to
the United States a lot of undesira
ble people, so the United States sug
gests that the powers should give Rou
niania to understand that she ninst
obey the law that gave her inde
pendence. Entirely Within Oar KIKht.
The United States action is regard
ed as being quite within her rights
in seeking the assistance of the sig
natories to prevent an influx of in
digent immigrants, which is recog
nized as a substautialgrlevance. These
two notes will result in an inter
change of views between the powers
as to what action is feasible. In the
meantime It is expected that Rou
mania will take cognizance of the
United States protest and defend her
case upon her own initiative before
the signatories. The foregoing repre
sents the views of the German gov
ernment, but the press, knowing noth
ing of the British note, seems to con
sider the United States action as sim
ply chivalrous and as not likely to re
sult in practical measures.
They XV ill Not Io J- arm lJbor.
London. St-pt. 19. In a dispatch
from Bucharest. Rounianin, dated
Sept. 14. a correspondent of The Daily
Express says the Immigration fever
among the jews of Roumania still con
tinues, and that within the last three
months four thousand Jews have left
the country. Although the reason
given by the immigrants for leaving
is Iheir inability to obtain work, tly
Tews steadily refuse to take up farm
labor. Proof of this Is found In the
fact that within the last three years
Boumania has paid for outside Bul
garian labor something like SS.Otm.
0 M i. which might have gone to the
Jews If they would only turn theii
hands to the labor of harvesting.
Hebrews Thank Secretary Tlay.
Milwaukee. Sept. 111. The co-religionists
in this city of the persecuted
Boumania n Jews heartily approve of
the protest against the injustices and
barbarity of the Roumanian govern
ment which has been sent to the pow
ers by Secretary Hay. At a meeting
yesterday of the Roumanian relief com
mittee of Milwaukee a telegram was
forwarded to Secretary Hay heartilj
thanking him for his action.
Bhe Resents the Presence of Foreign Troop
In Control at Panama.
Colon, Colombia, Sept. 10. United
States blue jac kets, with a small quick
firing gun from the cruiser Cincin
nati, continue to accompany each pas
senger and freight train across the
isthmus, notwithstanding the protests
against such measures which the Co
lombian government has lodged with
Oscar Malmros, the United States con
sul here. There is no definite news of
the whereabouts of the insurgent Gen
eral Ilerrera. nor signs that insurgent
forces are approaching the isthmus.
Panama. Sept. 19. Referring to the
alleged attitude of Nicaragua with re
gard to Colombia's internal strife gov
ernment officials here said yesterday
to the representatives of the Asso
ciated Press that they considered
President Zelaya's reiwrted interfer
ence in oClombla's revolution as a
dangerous policy for him to pursue,
but that they did not blame Nicaragua
for the faults of its president, whose
conduct, they declared, was disap
proved by all sensible persons In his
"It is believed." said one of these
officials, "that the Nicaragua canal
syndicate has had much to do with
the help General Ilerrera has received
from Nicaragua; the syndicate's Idea
being, of course, that the prolonga
tion of the state of war in Colombia
would make impossible the completion
of the Panama canal." The Panama
officials declared that the Colombian
government had no intention of fight
BOER GENERALS GIVE NOTICE
They Will Nat Be Used a the Occasion' ol
Brussels, Sept. 19. The Boer recep
tion committee here has received the
following . telegram from General
Botha: "We shall be glad if yon in
form the population of Brussels that
we desire no anti-English demonstra
tion to occur. upon the occasion ol
our visit to Brussels, our mission be
ing non-political and purely charita
ble." Dr. Ixyds, the Boer representative
in Europe, has issued a denial of the
report that the Boer generals. Botha,
De Wet ffhd Delarey. would abandon
their tour. lie declares the generals
to le in complete agreement with him
self and the other European Boer delegates.
CRUISING IN AIR.
Stanley spencer, Aeronaut, uas a
London. Sept. 19. Stanley Spencer,
the aeronaut, has been cruising above
London and vicinity this afternoon
in a stcerable airship of his own con
struction, lie started from Crystal
palace, sailed over St. Pauls, and
went as far west as Ealing, circled
above that suburb, and thence he al
tered his course in a northeasterly
direction and sailed well against the
wind in the direction of Harrow.
SHAW IS COMING WEST
He Is In the Company Which Accom
panies the President.
Washington. Sept. 19. Secretary of
the Treasury Shaw will leave Wash
ington at o p. in. today to join the
president on his western trip, and it
Is understood to be possible that be
fore he leaves the city he will make
an announcement in regard to his at
titude toward.the present money pinch
in 11 nan da I circles.
Befdre going away. hoVe'ver.the sec
retary will make arrangements to have
the situation taken care of by his as
sistants in the department in case the
pinch should become more acute than
it is now. The secretary, despite de
nials, has carefully gone over the mat
ter of making deosits In the national
banks of the country and taking se
curity other than government bonds
to secure the treasury. It is .Ix-lieved
that Shaw himself leans to the opin
ion that he has the right to do this
thing, but he will not do it without
first submitting the question to the
department of justice for an Inter
pretation of the law.
If the necessity arises the matter
will be referred to the department of
Justice, and if that department de
cides that the secretary has the ritrht
to do what has been suggested. Shaw
will not hesitate to do it. That it has
never been done before will not mat
ter with him: he believes that the
treasury should nse all lawful means
to keep money in circulation, and if
the means proposed be lawful he will
see to it that it is made safe, so far
as the government is concerned.
Washington. Sept. Secretary
Shaw announced before leaving
Washington this afternoon fur the
west, that during the week he had
authorized the distribution of $10.
OIMI.000 in public funds among the
banks throughout the country, whic'i
have bonds available for security.
The money will be released and the
deposits will all be completed within
a few days and just as rapidly as the
b-nd.s are received at the trcasurv.
JERSEY APPEALS COURT
FAVORS STEEL COMBINE
Trenton, N. .T., Sept. 1.i. The court
of appeals this afternoon decided in
favor of the United States Steel cor
poration in the suit brought by Mrs.
Berger to restrain the corporation
from converting $l?00.0()0,0 hi 7 per
cent preferred stock into 5 per cent
second mortgage bonds. The decis
ion is a reversal of the court below
and leaves the steel corporation free
to carry out its project as far as the
Berger litigation is concerned.
Vnrrit In Zulnlanil.
Durban. Natal. Sept. 19. Uneasiness
is felt here In consequence of reports
of unrest in Zululand. where trouble
appears to be Imminent. The Times,
of Natal, says the feeling in Zululand
between Boers and natives demands
active government intervention. Dlni
zulu is regaining his prestige and Is
regarded as dangerous. The Zulus
still have the arms with which they
are provided during war. Since
the Zulus were killed by the Boers
In the Vryheid district, the paper con
tinues, a bitter feeling has prevailed
among the natives, and this threatens
to culminate in a serious collision.
Is a Desperate Criminal.
Sioux Fall.. S. D.. Sept. 19. Frank
Ford, under arrest at Indianapolis, has
been Identified as one of five desper
ate criminals who escaped from the
South Dakota penitentiary in April.
190O. and the warden will send an of
ficer for him at once. He was a mem
ber of the famous Dockery gang of
More Troops Coining Home.
'nciitnrtii Soot. 19. The war de
partment has been advised of the sail-
ins or tne transport iwin inmi -ii-nilla.
Sept. 10. for San Francisco, with
T-ir.iitr flpnpnil Frederick D. Grant.
headquarters and six troops of the
Ninth cavalry, vzn sick. insane.
casuals and ." discharged soldiers.
Two Men Capture the Trophy.
Detroit. Sept. 19. In the second day
of Jack Parker's trap shoot at Grosse
Pointe N. W. Phellis. of Cincinnati,
and Russell Klein, of Spirit Lake, la.,
capturing the King trophy. Phellis shot
twenty-five trds straight and Klein
twenty-four out of twenty-five. Klein
was high gun for the day.
Coal Oil Gusher In Alaska.
VnhW Alii ska. Sent. 19. The first
flow of -oal oil in Alaska was struck
at Cotella on Sept. 1 at a depth of 'J00
feet. The gusher took everything
away and rose 150 feet before it final
ly was stopped. Cotella Is near Kay
kakak, thirty myes south of Cop
per. Murdered and Thrown Into a Canal.
New York. Sept. 19. The nude
Hxttr tf a. rniinc n-fim.in WBS found
in the Morris canal, near Jersey City
yesterday. A long hitching strap i
which was attached a twenty-pound
iron weight was around tne woman
waist. A wound, apparently a siao
wound, about six inches iods was
found In the abdomen. .
GUARDSMEN 01 DUTY
Street Railway Troubles in a New
York Community Result
TWO PERSONS ARE REPORTED SHOT
No Change in the Anthracite Regions
Fallows on the Scene State
Saratoga. N. Y.. Sept. 19. The Sara
toga Citizens Corps, known in the
National Guard as company L. Second
regiment, was last night ordered to
proceed at once to Mechanicsville and
Stillwater in connection with the
strike on the Hudson alley Street
Railway system. The orders were is
sued on a report received here that
two persons were shot near Water-
lord last evening, inner companies
of the Second regiment are on duty
In the strike zone.
Warm lny at (ilen Falls.
Glens Falls, N. Y., Sept. 19. The
twentieth tlay of the Hudson Yallar
Street Railway strike saw a car start
from here over this division in charge
of deputy sheriffs and militia, and
manned by non-union men. As the
car proceeded north from the power
house jeers came from the bystanders.
On its progress through the Bank
square the conductor was struck by
a bystander and the car stopped, the
militia getting off and clearing a space
around the car. After a short delay
False Alarm ot Fire Sent In.
A car from the power house to Fort
Edward was stopied several times by
breaks in the trolley wire, and at
Sandy Hill .1 crowd of several thou
sand assembled. A false alarm of
lire was rung and the hose car was
run to the track and left standiur and
an attempt made to place hose on the
rails. The car was sent ahc.-id and
demolished the host cart. District At
torney Pratt read the riot act to the
crowd, which after a time dispersed.
Sheriff Austin called on Captain Den
nis, of company I. National Guard,
stationed at Whitehall, and that com
pany has reaclud the power house
here and is encamped on railway com
pany property near coniKiny K.
NO I'KOrOSAL. FIIOM mitchei.tc
Strike Leader Denies a 15 port Iliwhop
Fallows in the ltegion.
Wilkeshane. Pa.. Sept. 19. Presi
dent Mitchell last night denied cur
rents reports that he had prepared a
demand in which terns for a settle
ment of the big strike were modilicd,
and had forwarded it to J. Pieriont
Morgan with a note saying that the
.JLUilhJiX jvoiild be given until Oct
IS i to accept the promsition. "There
Is nothing In that report." is all he
would say ur discussing it.
Bishop Fallows, of Chicago, arrived
here last night. He visited eight col
lieries and a washcry en route from
Philadelphia, a I'd found none at work
On the same train was John Markle
Ac Co.. which has represented the In
dividual coal Interests at all of the
conferences of the operators. He said
that after conversing with Markle and
the miners he had reached the conclu
sion that the operators had made a
mistake in opposing arbitration of
Last night the strike leaders caused
the arrest of Paul Wyoda. a deputy
sheriff; George Gilbert and William
Jenkins, members of the miners' ex
amining board, charging them with
having Issued certificates to non-unionists
.who had not served two years
In the mines, as required by law. They
were held in bail.
Scranton. Pa.. Sept. 19. The Clark
Tunnel Coal company's engine house
was totally destroyed last night by
a fire of supimsed incendiary origin.
It was within a short distance of the
Taylor C04I company's washcry. which
was destroyed by an incendiary fire
Wilkesbarre. Pa.. Sept. 19. Accord
ing to reports received from the otlices
of the local coal companies, some of
them official, the output of coal at the
mines in the Wyoming region Is on
the increase. .
Made Division Freight and Passen
ger Agent of the Mil
S. N. Baird, for the past year and a
half local freight solicitor for the
Milwaukee road, lias received notice
freight and passenger agent, with
Headquarters at inilmque. naming a
territorv nf .Vl:l miles north to La-
t'rosse and west to Rock Island. It
is a deserved promotion, -Mr. Baird. in
the few years he has been with the
company, showing himself the pos
sessor of those energetic qualities
Kn n-ifil... T-Jl ilrnnila Iloliulnr and
..a. ........ . ... I I -
profitable. Mr. Baird leaves within a
few days to take up his new duties.
He will be followed by the well wish
es of a host of friends here. Mrs.
Baird will probably remain in Rock
Island for the winter.
VIENNA BANK STEALS
AMOUNT TO $1,150,000
Yienna, Sept. 19. Further examina
tion of the books of the Yienna Lead
er bank shows the embezzlement. -l of
Edmund lellinek, an official of -the
cashier's 'department, who disappear
ed yesterday, are about $1,150,0(10.
The frauds were effected bv the man
ipulation of checks and false entries
in the books.
REPORT IS IN ON
State Board or Charities Files Its
Findings With Gov.
Springfield, Sept. lit. The state
board of charities today delivered to
Gov. Yates its report 011 the investi
gation recently made of the charges
of cruelty anil immorality against th
attaches and officials of the Kanka
kee insane asylum. The majority of
the charges were not sustained by
REVOLT IN THE SCHOOL
Strenuous Hoys ami Girls Make It Warm
tor the Teacher.
Omaha. Neb. Sept. 19. More thai
100 boys and girls from 7 to 19 years
of age marched to police headquarter
in South Omaha to demand the arrest
of Miss Florence Moore, the principal
of the Ward school which the young
sters attend. The children coinplainci
that the teacher had whipped several
of their number with straps, ruler!'
and other pedagogic weapons. Th
city prosecutor refused to issue th
warrant until he had investigated.
In resonse to the pupils insistent
demand he said he would start an in.
quiiy. The teacher asserts that tin
trouble arose over indicting the usual
punishment on a pupil. Other pupils
interfered. The janitor then took a
hand and a free-for-all mix-up was the
result. The city superintendent ol
schools and the city prosecutor wil'
make an investigation.
Will Nominate a New Man to liioj the Con
Dubuque. Ia.. Sept. 19. The Re
publican congressional committee of
the Third district met here yesterday
and decided to call a convention at
New Hampton. Ia., Sept. 2.1. to con
sist of the delegates to the conven
tion which nominated Colonel Heiider
on. to nominate a candidate to sue
veed li i m.
This action was taken after a con
sideration of th Iowa election law.
Before acting the members of the com
mittee called upon Colonel Henderson
and requested him to reconsider his
withdrawal. He declined to do so.
stating that his decision was final.
IOWA BUGGY CONCERN
MAKES AN ASSIGNMENT
Marshalltown. Iowa, Sept. l'.. The
lihondes-Cnrmcan Buggy company,
one of the largest carriage concern--in
tlie west, made an assignment to
day. The assets are -,t7.to: liabili
ties. .Sil.OOO. The largest creditor is
the .Marshalltown Savings bank,
w hose claim is 40.ooo.
Citizens After F-SK-Thrnwcr.
Iroquois. Ills.. Sept. P.I. Iroquois
county citizens have organized b
avenge the attack with rotten eggs
made on Noah Jackson, the Prohibi
tionist candidate for congress in the
F.ighteenth district, last Friday night.
Jackson was making a speech at a
street corner in this village when per
sons whose identity is now being
sought hurled bad eggs at him. spatter
ing him and numerous members of the
crowd with the contents. Indignant
citizens have raised a fund of $.MiO to
fie used in discovering the egg throw
ers and in prosecuting them.
Latest Development of the Strike.
New Richmond. Wis.. Sept. 19. Tlie
aldermen of New Richmond are 011 a
strike. The striking city fathers say
Dr. Kpley. the mayor. Is the cause of
this condition and that he calls spcial
meetings of the body with a frisincncy
and apparent lack of just i Meat ion that
is not only annoying, but more nearly
approaches prosecution. The aldermen
vehemently object to what they term
Mayor Kpley's imperialistic tendencies,
YoniiR Wife Murders tier Husband.
Litchfield. Ills.. Sept. 19. Mrs. Em
ma Pointdexter shot and killed her
husband. Eininett Pointdexter. at
Rock ford. Ia.. in a fit of jealousy. She
crept upon her husband as he slept
and emptied a revolver into his sleep
ing form. Pointdexter was '2'.i yearr
of age and a member of a prominent
family, being a son of John Pointdex
trr.of this place.where the remains will
be brought for interment. He had been
married but a year.
Iowa Methodist Conference.
Keokuk. Ia.. Sept. 19. The Iowa
conference of the Methodist Episcopal
church is holding its fifty-ninth an
nual session here. Bishop J.- W. Hamil
ton, of Chicago, presiding. Rejorts
show a large increase in the member
ship of the church during the past
year: the benevolent collections arc
ahead of those of any former year,
the twentieth century offering is larger
than was expected.
Kill tors Hold Their Reunion.
Hillsdale. Mich.. Sept. 19. The an
nual session of the Michigan Repub
lican Newspaper association opened
here Tuesday with a large attendance
of editors. Able papers were read on
subjects of interest to the profession.
In the morning the asso1ation at
tended chapel at the college In a hotly,
afterward visiting the college grounds
Blaster Plnnibers Have to Work.
Kansas City. Mo.. Sept. 19. Master
plumbers, unable to reach a settle
ment with their men. 100 of whom
had struck, donned overalls and them
selves filled the places of the strikers.
The action of the master plumbers
was decided upon to protect Important
contracts principally on office build
ingit in course of construction.
Judge Lynch In Oregon.
Marshfield. Ore., Sept. 19. Alonzo
Tucker, colored, who assaulted Mrs.
Dennis near Llbby Wednesday, was
lyncSed yesterday by a mob composed
mostly of coal miners.
BOXERS HARRY CHINA
Prospects for a Time That Will
Be Worse Than That
Two Years Ago.
CONGER PAINTS A DARK OUTLOOK
Ah Sin Seems Doing All He Can
to Put Down His Turbulent
Washington, Sept. 19. China Is on
the verge of another Boxer uprising
which may eiiual that of 1900, accord
ing to advices received at the state de
partment from Minister Conger. Tlie
troubles appear to arise principally
from cxtorionate taxation combined
with the resentment against the pres
ence of misionaries. thus justifying the
judgment of the department of state,
which pointed out to the jiowers that
the demand for excessive indemnitie
would result in serious internal trou
bles in China. Conger's first message
bears date of Aug. 0, from Peking, and
he reiorts serious anti-foreign riots
near hen 1 11 In provinceof Sze-Chuan, in
which a number of native Christians
had been massacred and chapels de
stroyed. Government Acts Against the Mob.
Copies of imperial edicts are sent,
which call on the local authorities to
put down the Boxers. In one case the
viceroy dispatched troops to the scene
of trouble and killed twenty or more
people. The leader of the riot was
captured anil orders were given tohave
him lielieadeci, jind his head exposed.
The rebels attflher points were also at
tacked by the government troops and
routed. Three or four hundred of them
were killled. The judge of the prov
ince reported that there was no need
for the missionaries to seek temporary
Makes Changes in Officials.
A letter of later date from Minister
Conger transmits two imperial edicts
ordering several changes among prov
iuclal officials as a result of the dis
turbances. The most important of the
changes. Minister Conger says, is the
removal of Kwei-Chun as viceroy of
Sze-Chuan province, and the appoint
ment of Tsen-IIsuan as acting viceroy
of that province. This change, the min
ister says, doubtless was made by the
Chinese government because of the
failure of Kwei-Chun to suppress the
recent serious disturbances in the ter
ritory under his jurisdiction. The min
ister further said that it would take
three months for the new appointee to
reach his post, and addiil that it was
hoped that even the news of his com
ing would tend to impress the disturb
ing clement in the province..
IVkiiiK Account of the Trouble.
Peking. Sept. 19. The -Boxer" at
tack on Cheng Tu-Fn. capital of Sze
Chueii province, in which .".O.O00 "Box
ers" made iiirffcctun.1 attempts to take
the city, begati Sept. l.". When the
rebels endeavored to enter the city
a conflict ensued. The attackers were
driven back and the gates of the city
were closed and guarded by troops.
Soldiers quelled the disorder within
the city. Fourteen "Boxer" leaders
and several other rebels were exe
cuted. A new viceroy and new mili
tary officials are now 011 their way to
Cheng-Tu-Fu to assume charge here.
.Minnesota's I'rlmarr Llectluns.
St. Paul. Sept. 19. Returns are now
complete enough to show the winners
for congressional nominations at tlit
promarles on Tuesday. The contest ic
the Third resulted In favor of Charles
It. Davis, of St. Peter; Sixth. C. B.
Buckman. of Little Falls; O. J.Valstad,
of Little Falls: M. J. Howling in the
Seventh: in the Ninth Ha Ivor Steencr
snn. of Crookston, has won by over 40C
Associated Press Officers.
New York, Sept. 19. At the annual
meeting of the Associated Press the
following officers were re-elected:
President. Frank R. Noyes, Chicago
Record Herald; first vice president,
Horace White. New York Evening
Post; second vice president. William
R. Nelson. Kansas City Star: secretary
and general manager. Melville E.
Can't Always Sometimes Tell.
Schweriu. Mecklenburg, Sept. 19.
At the conclusion of the naval man
euvers at the mouth of the Elbe
Wednesday after Eniepror William's
fleet had defeated the defenders, it
was In turn annihilated by the defend
ing torpedo Hot ilia.
Funeral of Ex-Justice Gray.
Boston. Sept. 19. A large represen
tation from bench and bar and other
professions attended the funeral of ex
Justice Horace Oray, of the Fnitod
States supreme court, which was held
here yesterday at Emmanuel Episcopal
church. The service was conducted by
the bishop of Massachusetts.
Xotlfylngr the God.
One of the odd things the visitor to
Burma will notice is the large number
of bells about the pagodas. These bells
are usually bung on sacred posts a few
feet above the ground.
They are sweet toned, as all Burmese
bells are, but they are not furnished
with tongues. The worshiper who
comes to pray before the pagoda
strikes one of these bells with a wood
en mallet This is to attract the atten
tion of the god.
One account of an accident to a royal
motor car near Arriccia announces that
"fortunateiy a number of pheasants
were working close by, and with their
help the motor car was righted." This
surprising statement Is only the re
verse of the traditional printer's error
by which "Lord X. was stated to have
gone out with a party of fiends to shoot
peasants." London Globe. ,
FOR HIS LIFE
Peter Hernia Makes Des
perate Attempt to Es
WATER CURE WORKS
Gets Away From Depu
ties, But is Finally
Ilackensaek, N. J., Sept. 10. Peter
Hernia was hanged in the county jail
today for the murder of Barney Ka ti
ter, but before the execution was ac
complished Hernia made a desperata
fight. When two deputy sheriffs ap
proached him to strap his arms h-j
suddenly tore olT the two brass brack
ets on the side of ie cell, and, get
ting into the corridor, leaped over a
pa rtit ion.
lie then tore off a piece of lead
pipe, and crouching in the corner
shouted he would brain anyone that
came near him.
Water Cnre KR'eetlve
He was finally subdued by the offi
cers turning the hose upon him, and
carried to the scaffold. He was
strangled to death.
IN GRAND LODGE
Long Contemplated Move Respected
by Odd Fellows at Des
Des Moines. Iowa. Sept. 10.
Baltimore will be the mcetin.-r
place of the sovereign grand lodge of
Odd Fellows. After several years
discussion the national organization
of Patriarchs Militant effected a con
nection with the sovereign grand
lodge. It will be known as the na
tional council of Patriarchs Militant,
(ien. M. A. Raney. of Marengo. Iowa,
will be chosen as national command-
GOODNOW IS JARRED
fleneral Manager A. C. (loodnow. of
the Rock Island road, was subjected
to rather rough usage Wednesday
night while in the city. His private
car was brought, in from the west
during the night, and as it was going
out on the next train east it was;
switched off to one of the t-racks that
are used in making up the trains.
Lefore morning a crew, while at.
work in the vicinity, started a string
of coal cars down toward the general
manager's car. Rethinking himself
of the danger they were running of rs
collision, the foreman signalled for a
sudden stop. The engineer applied
tlie air to the engine so abruptly thaf
the string came to a stand in a jifTv;
Two of the cars, however, hroks
away and ran on down, striking th
coach in which the ofticial was asleep.
knocking it several rods down the
track, breaking the coupling appara
tus, spreading disaster inside avd.
worst of all. awakening Mr. tioodnow.
Of course there has been an official
inquiry and certain other things.
DEWEY'S CHIEF YEOMAN
DIES IN NEW YORK
Xew York. Sept. . 19. Patrick J.
Hyland, Dewey's chief yeoman on tho
Olympia at the battle of Manila Ray,
is dead at his home in this citv.
New Style of Fire Insurance.
Jefferson City. Mo.. Sept. 19. A li
cense was issued yesterday by the su
perintendent of the state insurance de
partment to the Individual Fire Un
derwriters' company, of St. Louis. with
a capital stock of K.0(M.tjuo. It is
the only company of the kind In tho
state and has twenty-five stockhold
ers, among whom are some W the
most prominent business men of St.
Louts, including he mayor.
Klegenflnd VTill Probably Live.
Winside. Xeb.. Sept. 19 Gottlieb
Xlegenfind. who was shot during the
fight with the posse that arrested htm,
has recovered consciousness and it is
thought that his wounds will not prove
fatal. lie asked about his family, and
expressed the wish that he had been
Old Man Finds Bia Son's Corpse.
Merrilan, Wis.. Sept. 19. Bert
Owen, a well-known young man, ehot
and killed himself in the woods near
here. . The dead body was discovered
by the young man's aged father, who
was walking through the woods on bia