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VOIi. Iil. NO. 310.
ROCK ISLAND, Uili., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1902.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Outlook for General Re
sumption in Collieries
in a Few Days.
Bringing End to Strike
Just as He Was Car
rying It On.
Points to Be Arbitrated in Coal
Demands of the miners that will
be passed upon by the eommis
1. An eight-hour day for all em
ployes 'working' by the week, day
2. An increase of 20 per cent in
the wages of all miners employed
by the ton.
3. The establishment of a 2.240
pound ton in all mines.
4. Recognition of mine commit
tees in adjusting1 disputes rgriev
ances. 5. More thorough organization
of all skilled mechanics employed
in and about the mines.
G. Condemnation of the alleged
act of the Delaware & Hudson
company in reducing wages at the
7. Reinstatement of the colliery
firemen discharged by the Dela
ware & Hudson company for re
fusing to work on '"swing" shifts.
8. Revision of the contract sys
tem and limitation to two in the
number of laborers to be employ
ed by any one contractor. .
i). Abolishment of the blacklist
Demands of the miners that the
operators refuse to submit to ar
bitration and which will not be
considered by the commission:
1. Recognition of the union.
2. Investigation of opposition
of union miners to work with non
.1. Systematic examination of
working cards at the mines.
4. Right of union miners lo
strike at collieries employing non
Washington, Oct. 17. The response
of John Mitchell to President Roose
velt's notification that he had ap
pointed a commission was made pub
lic today. It informs the president
of the actions of the executive dis
trict boards in calling a convention,
agreeing to recommend unanimously
the resumption of work and the sub
mission of the differences between
the operators and mine workers to a
The reply expresses confidence that
the convention will agree to the arbi
tration of the "eminent and impar
tial men" chosen by the president,
and expresses gratitude to the presi
dent for his patriotic effort to bring
about an honorable settlement of the
The reply, goes at length into the
.grievances manifest and concludes
with an expression of the belief that
from this arbitration will come a
"complete, satisfactory and perma
nent solution of the troubles which
have vexed the anthracite field from
Mt. Carmel, Pa., Oct. 17. Twenty
miners locals today chose delegates
to the Wilkesbarre convention. In
nearly every instance the delegates
were instructed to follow the advice
"Wilkesbarre, 'Ta, Oct. 17. The ex
ecutive boards of the three anthracite
districts of the United Mine Workers
in joint session yesterday unanimous
ly decided to recommend to a dele
gate convention of striking miners the
acceptance of tbe arbitration propo
sition submitted by the president of
the United States, -and It hi reason
ably certain that the 'advice will ne
followed and the great strugglebrought
to a close. The convention,, will be
convened in this city Monday morning;
National Organization Composed of
Firms All Over the Coun
St. Louis, Oct. 17. The National
Candy oompanj', composed of firms
all over the country, has been organ
ized by the election of officers. St
Louis will be the headquarters of the
combine. C. II. Peckham, of St.
Louis, was elected president.
and "it is the hope "and "the belief of
the officers of the union that the min
ing of coal will be resumed before the
close of next week after a suspension
of more than live months.
Mitchell Hectares His Adhesion.
From the time the newswas received
late Wednesday night until about about
10 a. in. yesterday there was some
doubt as to how the miners would
receive the modified plan. President
Mitchell was pressed by the cor
respondents for a statement, and final
ly at 1U a. m. he issued a bulletin, of
which, the following is the material
part: "I was unalterably opiosod to
the acceptance of or acquiescence in
the form of settlement proiosed by the
coal operators, because it restricted the
president of the United States in mak
ing selection of the men who were
to determine the questions involved
in the coal strike. These restrictions
having been removed and representa
tion given to organized labor as well
as to organized capital, I
shall recommend to the executive offi
cers of districts 1. 7 and n
that an immediate call le issued for a
convention, whose authorization Is nec
essary to declare the strike at an end.
Gave General Satisfaction.
When this was read to the arriving
district leaders and groups of miners
who came to headquarters that Mitch
ell was willing to accept the modified
plan, and from that time on there
was no doubt that the strike would be
brought to a speedy close. At 2 p. m.
the thlrty-even members of the three
districts boards were called into ses
sion. There was some opjiosition man
ifested in the meeting against certain
features of the plan, but after a full
discussion of the objectionable parts
a unanimous vote was taken to rec
ommend the convention the acceptance
of the proposition.
TALK OF RESUMPTION OF WORK
Probable Next Thursday, bat Hi; Go Over
If-the plain "f Ua rtvikft ""'ri
are not disarranged n general resump
tion of mining will take place alnut
next Thursday. It is expected that
the convention will last two days, and
that there will be an interval of one
day from the time the convention ad
journs until the time set for the men
to go back to the mines. If the con
vention should be in session on
Wednesday It is probable that resump
tion would not take place until Fri
day. There will not be enough work
at first for all the strikers, as it is
the Intention of the companies not to
dismiss non-union men, who have
stood by them during the strife. The
organization will take care of such
other men as are unable to find work.
It Is estimated that nil the strikers
will not find work until two or three
months have elapsed. This is due to
the conditions of the mines. Some of
them are wholly or partly flooded, and
other need repairing. The coal compa
nies, anticipating the ending of the
strike are busily engaged in prepar
ing for resumption. It Is estimated
that more than 200 of the 3.10 col
lieries will be in operation by the end
of netxt week, and will produce enough
coal to relieve the situation.
A Scranton dispatch says that of the
ninety-eight collieries operated by the
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western,
the Delaware and Hudson, the Tem
ple, the Erie, and the Ontario and
Western companies, the five blir "car
riers" having headquarters there, only
two, the Butler at Pittston and the
Hallstead at Duryea, which were al
lowed to flood, cannot be reopened at
once, which means within a week from
the time the strike Is declared off. At
forty-four of these places some work
has been going on.
The fact that there are only 10,000
non-union men at work, and that 10,
000 of the striking miners have left the
Scranton region or gone into other em
ployment, and will never return to the
mines, and the further fact that the
collieries will be operated to their full
est capacity, are certain to prevent any
possibility of conflict arising between
union and non-union men, because of
the one crowdlntr out the other.
London Editorial Opinion.
London, Oct. 17. The newspapers
here express great satisfaction at the
apparent favorable outcome of the coal
strike in the United States, for the
sake of Great Britain as well as the
United States. "It Is a notable person
al triumph for the president in getting
the masters to arbitrate," said The
ORDER FOR CUP DEFENDER
PLACED WITH HERRESH0FFS
Bristol, R. I., Oct. 17. An order for
a new cup defender in races with
Lipton's Shamrock III. has been plac
ed with the Herreshoffs here, accord
ing to the. report from authoritative
Collector's Dictum as to a Mat
ter of Duty on Steel Bil
lets from Germany.
ISSUE IS AS TO WHOLESALE PRICE
That Adopted Making a Lot of Differ
ence to the Men Who Are
New York, Oct. 17. Consumers or
steel billets outside the United States
Steel Corporation are watching with
anxiety the outcome of the hearing be
fore the board of general appraisers
In this city of the complaints against
the action of the United States collec
tor at Philadelphia in marking up the
appraisement of German steel Import
ed into this country. They are highly
incensed over the action of the Phil
adelphia collector and threaten to
make It a question In the present con
gressional campaign should it be al
lowed to stand.
Described by a Steel Man.
The situation is thus described by a
well known steel man who is perfect
ly posted on the facts: "The. duty on
steel billets Is 0.3 cents a pound if the
billets are valued at the time of ship
ment at 1 cent a pound or less, the
value to be ascertained by the ruling
quotations on wholesale quantities in
the open market of the country from
which the steel is exported. This duty
is equal to $t.72 a long ton. The duty
on billets valued at more tJian 1 cent
a-pound up to 1.4 cents Is 0.4 cents per
pound, or $.S.ft! a ton.
Mow the Collector Ruled.
"The Philadelphia collector ruled on
a recent importation of steel bi'lets
from Germany that the German mar
ket prices for puriHjses of appraise
ment shall be determined by that fig
ure at which the German makers sell
steel for home consumption. Now it is
universally known that Germany is a
large producer of billets for export and
th-. one can buy billets from any of
its large works for consu nipt ion in
England. Italy. Belgium or the United
States at a much less price than the
small quantities consumed by the
forges and rolling mills in Germany
can be obtained for.
Germany's Wholesale Market.
"Really he only "wholesale market
for billets in Germany is the exiort
market. The price of billets in the
German export market today is about
"0 shlllIiigH.whereas - the domestic
market, in which oidy small lots change
hands. Is quoted at alKUit JVi shillings.
It Is the latter figure which, the Phila
delphia collector now decides to use ns
a basis for appraisement, notwith
standing the exiort price has been the
basis used heretofore since the pres
ent tariff law has been In effect. The
new price of 05 shillings being in ex
cess of 1 cent per iouiid, the ruling Is
In effect an increase from $.72 to
$8.1X5, or ?2.24 per ton, in tho duty.
RULING CHEATED CONSTERNATION
Increased Doty Foots Up a Sum Worth
"The Philadelphia ruling naturally
spread consternation among the Inde
pendent steel concerns. It Is known
that German steel contracts now en
tered into and yet to be filled aggregate
at least 200.000 tons, in the duty on
which the ruling, if sustained, would
cause an increase of $450,000. Of this
200.0U0 tons of billets 80.000 tons are
now en route to this country. Among
the large concerns which will be di
rectly affeetcu are the Republic Iron
and Steel company, the Allis-Chalmers
company, the Peering Harvester com
pany and tbe Lnughlin Nail company.
Aside from these the eight or ten In
dependent wire and wire nail concerns
scattered over the country would be
"These independent drawers of wire,
who are almost wholly dependent up
on foreign billets for material, have
their mills located In Rhode Island,
Connecticut, New Jersey. Pennsyl
vania. Indiana, Alabama. New York,
Ohio and some other states, which
shows that n widespread political sig
nificance may be attached to the rul
ing should it be sustained and the In
terests adversely affected see fit to
force it to the front as an issue.
"Furthermore, as the Dominion Iron
and Steel company, of Nova Scotia, is
the only manipulator of steel In the
Dominion of Canada and places its
price for steel billets at less than 1
cent per pound loth for domestic con
sumption and for export, it is enabled
to enter its billets of the same quali
ty and character as the German bil
lets three-tenths of a cent per pound,
while it is claimed by the Philadelphia
collector that the.Gerinan product shall
pay four-tenths of a cent per pound,
which at once discriminates against
Germany, so that the question becomes
one of international Importance.
"A striking coincidence in connec
tion with the demand of the Philadel
phia collector for an Increase in the
duty on German billets was the can
cellation by the United States Steel
Corporation of orders for a considera
ble tonnage of foreign billets and al
most simultaneously the reduction in
the price .of wire goods from $3 to $7
per ton and on some forms of fencing
quite. $20 a ton. The excuse given for
the, cancellation of foreign contracts
IS NOT SUPREME
Cannot Force Supervisors to Put a
Tax on Roll They Think
Kalamazoo, Mich., Oct. 17. Prose
cuting Attorney Sheridan F. Master
tells the board of supervisors that ha
doubts the power of the state tax com
mission as a final court in tax mat
ters, and suggested that the super
visors might alter the commission's
figures. Master said: "1 do not believe
the state tax commissioners or any
court in tho country can compel you
to spread a tax roll which you honest
ly believe to be too high, when you
have taken an oath to assess prop
erly and spread the roll according to
your best judgment of the true value
Saginaw, Mich., Oct. 17. Nearly $2.
000.000 has been added to the tax
roll In Saginaw by the state tax com
mission, on real estate alone. The su
pervisor from liuena Vista says that
lots In improved grounds near the city
limits are assessed twice as much as
lots Inside the limits which are im
proved, and that the action of the com
mission in this regard is unjust.
THEY'RE BRIGHT OUT THERE
Can't Very Well Learn Anything from Cs
About Political Skulldug
gery. San Juan. P. It., Oct. 17. The elec
tion registrations have been a com
plete farce. The Federals were shut
out In a majority of the precincts of
the islands, due to an order of the
executive council placing a majority of
Republicans on each board. At Viques
eight insular policemen guarded the
booth, no Federals were admitted, and
none register d. In many towns there
have been no Federal registrations, and
in consequence In several towns in ad
dition to Cayey the Federals formally
retired from the elections.
In order to remedy this the super
visor of, elections allowed an extra
registration day Wednesday, but with
thv same result. Although instructions
were wired to all the precincts to pro
tect the rights of the Federals they
were nifortuly disregarded. Wherever
Federals " attempted to register there
was more or less disorder. Shooting
affairs occurred at Aguadilla. Corozal.
Vieques and Maya guess. Some persons
were wound"d, but there were no fa
talities. Wholesale nrrests of Federals
were made and thousands of protests
and charges have la-en filed.
HIGHER PRICE FOR COAL
Instead of Checking Orders the Stove Has
Increased the Demand in
Terre Haute, Ind., Oct. 17. The ad
vance In the price of Indiana bitumin
ous coal at the mines which went into
effect Wednesday Instead of checking
the orders for it increased the demand.
The price of block coal was advanced
even more than the advance on bitu
minous coal announced Wednesday.
The price at the mines -was lifted from
$2.50 to $3.10 and to Chicago purchas
ers it was raised ;to $4.
The latter discrimination is said to
have been made Ik-oiiuso Chicago job
Ikts were selling to the markets in the
northwest at a price based on $4 at
the mines. Wednesday there was a
weakeidng on this Chicago price, and
the indications are that it will be
placed at S3.."M) or $4 in Chicago, the
freight being 70 cents.
Peary Loses Three Toes.
Philadelphia, Oct. 17. Friends ot
Commander Peary a re anxious over his
condition. Ever since his return from
the Arctic he has suffered iutensely
from frost-bitten feet. The toes of
both feet were repeatedly frozen and
not properly attended to. Peary ar
rived here with Mrs. Peary on Mon
day, and was taken at omv to Dr. W.
W. Keen's private hospital. It is said
that one of the great toes and two
of the small ones were amputated. It
is feared a further operation may be
Streak of Crime In the llreed.
Flttsburg. Fa., Oct. 17. James
Cawley. the elder brother of Charles,
the young inventor who is charged
with killing his mother, brother and
two sisters last Friday, while insane
from overwork, was held for court yes
terday on a charge of highway rol-
bery. With two companions, it is al
leged, he held up two men In the Bal
timore and Ohio railroad yards, and
in trying to escape one of the victims
was struck and killed by a shifting en
gine. Aectdently Shot and Killed.
Decatur, Ills., Oct. 17. Will G. Pur
due, aged 17. and a hotel clerk, was
accidentally shot and killed by Hamil
ton Sutherland, son of the president ot
the Green River Asphalt onipany.
Sutherland In-fore retiring handed his
revolver to the clerk to keep for the
night and it was accidentally dis
charged. Sutherland is from St. Louis
and Furdue from Champaign.
was failure' to ship in the time speci
fied. The break in the price of wire
goods is looked upon, as an aggres
sive move against independent con
cerns which have nnanixl nn ranidlv in
the wire goods line since the American
Steel and Wire company was formed.
BOERS ARE AT BERLIN
Germans Greet Botha and DeWet
with Warmth When They
Reach the Capital.
BRITISH PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLES
Gentlemen from the 'Green Isle Make
Matters Interesting Latin
Berlin, Oct 17. The Boer generals
arrived at the Tiergarteu station here
from Paris yesterday and were wel
comed by Ilerr Lueckhoff, president
of the reception committee. They wert
driven to the llotej of the Four Sea
sons, where they were received with
great enthusiasm. Ilerr Trojan, editor
of Kladderadatsch. greeted them by
reading a sonnet. In his reply to the
editor General Botha emphasized the
non-political character of the mission
of the Boers,the only purpose of whicn
he said was to alleviate the un
speakable misery of their people. The
generals responded to the calls of the
Immense crowds in front of the ho
tel by appearing on the balcony and
addressing the people.
Got Little Money at I'aris.
General Do Wet said the Boers had
been defeated in war and submitted
to their fate. Crowds lingered in
front of the hotel until after 10 o'clock
at night. An unusually strong detail
of police remained in the adjacent
streets in readiness to suppress any
political demonstration. The visitors
received an ovation from very large
crowds of people along the route from
the railroad station totheir hotel. Their
trip to I'aris was not highly profitable,
the total .subscriptions, it is said
reaching only $2.km.
IKISHMEX MADE IT LIVELY
Opening of the liritlah Parliament Signal
ised by a WarmJTiune.
London. Oct. 17. Parliament opened
yesterday and Balfour moved that the
whole time of the session be devoted
to government measures. The Irish
members asked a day to discuss Ire
land, and Balfour said the request
would be considered if the Liberal par
ty made it, but of an Irish party re
quest no notice would be taken, and
this turned things loose. O'Brien
Lloyd-George, T. I. O'Connor, Ileuly,
William Redmond and John O'Donnell
were ' the .'-speakers, the government
making no reply, while those Irish
members not speaking wildly and in
cessantly cheer "d those who were.
Finally Balfour moved closure and
then O'lHnimll took the floor and re
fused to give way to the speaker. Tho
speaker repeatedly warned O'Donnell
that he was out of order. Finally Bal
four moved the suspension of O'Don
nell, and the latter crossed the floor.
Stood in front of the premier, shouted
defiance and shook his list in Bal
four's face. The house then suspend
ed O'Donnell. Balfour smiled as the
Irish member shoutedand gesticulated,
and when O'Donnell had said all he
desired he turned and walked out ot
the house. Closure was carried 25
to 14S and then Balfour's motion was
adopted 2t"2 to 14". A feature of the
session was the hisses that greeted
Wyndham from the Irish benches
when he was observed.
HATTLK A CONTINUOUS ONE
La Victoria Still Hears the Sound of the
Willenirirad, Oct. 17. The Venezue
lan government has had no news from
Valencia for three days. It finds it im
possible to communicate with that city
even by way of Pureto Ca hollo, as the
telegraph lines have been cut. Valen
cia was attacked Monday and Tues
day of this week by insurgents under
Caracas, Oct. 17. The battle near
La Victoria started again yesterday
morning. According to government re
ports received here the revolutionists
are said to be losing the positions they
gained at Cujl Wednesday, and this
notwithstanding the fact that the gov
ernment is short of ammunition.
General Matos is rctorted to be at
Villa do Cura with 1.500 men. It Is
believed that the government will ob
tain ammunition from Caracas today.
Confidence in an ultimate government
victory is entertained in official circles
Dispatches emanating from Caracas
are subjected to government censor
ship. Port Au Prince, Hayti, Oct. 17.
The foreign consuls at Gonaives, tht
headquarters of the .revolutionists,
have brought about a capitid.it ion of
that town and it was subsequently
occupied by the government troops
Jen Davis' Home Transferred.
Jackson. Miss.. Oct. 17. The formal
sale and transfer of Bouuvoir, the
home of Jefferson Davis, by Mrs.
Davis, to the Sous of Confed
erate Veterans has been consum
mated at the opening session of the
reunion cf the Mississippi division
Sons of ' Confederate Veterans. The
home will be used as a home of In
ent Confederate veterans. Mrs. L
vls received $10,000 for the homo.
SMASHED BY MOB
Building and Contents Wrecked and
Woman Tarred and
Long Ford. Kans., Oct. 17. Two
hundred people last- night wrecked a
building in which Thomas Risemar.'s
illicit saloon was conducted and
smashed 20 cases of beer and 10 kegs
of whisky, and tarred and feathered
the woman inmate.
THEY CAUGHT HEfc STEALING
And tier Age Is Nearly Three Score and
She W as Supposedly Re
spectable. Battle Creek, Mich., Oct. 17. A
shoplifter at ."is years of age is the bad
record a supiosedly respectable old
lady of this city has brought on her
self by a bit of thieving in Robinson's
dry goods store. She went into the
place with a large roll of sandpaper
under her arm. Into this she was seen
to cram a lace collarette, some thread
and some other small articles.
Then she attempted to leave the
store, but was detained and a police
man called. She was taken before a
justice and admitted that she took the
goods, but claimed she would have
paid for them. A lino of 0 cents with
costs was imposed, which she paid.
Lightning Strikes a Church.
Benton Harbor, Mich., Oct. 17. Dur
ing a severe electrical storm lightning
struck the Rescue mission building
while services were being held. Carrie
Scott, one of the congregation, was
leaning against a partition near asheet
iron stove pipe. She was thrown vio
lently to the floor and lay as if dead.
Doctors worked over her all night, and
it is now stated she will recover. Dur
ing the excitement after the bolt
struck thechurch tve choir began sing
ing a familiar hymn and prevented a
f o Formulate a Model Law.
Cincinnati, Oct. 17. At the recent
meeting of the National Wholesale
Liquor Dealers' association President
Freiburg, of this city, was directed to
appoint a committee to formulate a
model uniform liquor license law to be
presented to all state legislatures for
enactment. President Frieburg has
appointed Joseph Debar, of Cincinnati;
Charles K. Chase, of Louisville; D. L.
Snyder, of Now York, and William E
Weld, of Boston
Missing Consul Is Heard From.
Laredo Tex., Oct. 17. Vice Consul
Kimball, of -Nuevo Laredo, has re
ceived a telegram from Ambassador
Towell Clayton at the City of Mex
ico, reporting Consul Garrett at Sail
Dario, a distant jwint in the Sierras.
It is understood ho is in no danger.
This is the first authentic news of
Consul Garrett for over a month.
Advice Given by a Suicide.
Green Bay. Wis.. Oct. 17. Fred
Hollman, Jr.. son of Postmaster F. A.
Ilollmau, of this city, committed sui
cide by shooting himself in the head.
Young Hollman was 20 years old, ana
was employed by his father. The
young man left the following note in
the room whore the deed was commit
ted: "Here is tho end of a worth
less life. I advise all men and boys to
be right and upright, not to think a
sport is the only life, because they are
Reunion of Custer's Men.
Detroit. Oct. 17. Alwut 200 veterans
or nearly all that remain of the mag
nificent body of cavalrymen known as
the Custer brigade assembled at G.
A. R. headquarters and organized the
Michigan Cavalry association. The ac
tion followed the invdividual regiment
reunions which began In this city
Tuesday. General Custer's brigade was
composed of the First, Fifth. Sixth and
Seventh regiments Michigan cavalry.
William O. Lee, of Detroit, was chosen
president of the new association.
"Dlos 1)1 os" Fanatics in Samar.
Manila, Oct. 17. The "Dlos Dios"
fanatics are again active in the west
ern part of the Island of Samar. They
have gained in strength and have be
come aggressive, levying tribute upon
towns and driving the traders away.
Tho constabulary has Increased its
force and Is preparing for an active
campaign against tho fanatics.
Much Coal Lost In the Ohio.
Cattlettsburg. Ky., Oct- 17. One
hundred and fifty thousand bushels of
bituminous coal, a portion of the
cargo of the advance guard of the coal
fleet bound from Pittsburg to the
south, has been sunk in the Ohio river
near here as a result of a collision of
a tow boat with a dike two miles
above this city.
Hoctor Saved Her Life.
Grand Rapids, Mich., Oct. 17. Tillie
Hopkins, a bride of loss than a week,
drank the contents of a laudanum bot
tle because of a family quarrel. A
doctor saved her life.
Where's That State Hoard 7
Baltimore. Oct. 17. The authorities
of the Johns Hopkins hospital in this
city have been notified that Professor
Adolph Lorenz, of Vienna, the most
noted ortbopeidic surgeon now in Chi
cago, has accepted an invitation to vis
It the Baltimore Institution and operate
on a number of difficult cases.
William Turner Settles
THEN HE SUICIDES
Sensational Tragedy in
New York Over Bus
New York, Oct. 17. William C. Tur
ner today shot and killed Albert Ham
ilton, of Pittsburg, and M. .1. Mallard
in the office of the law firm of Can
tor, Adams & Melntyre. and then
Turner was at one time treasurer
of the Climax Bottling company, in
which the two men met today to of
fer a settlement growing out of an
alleged deficit on the part of Turner.
During the conference Turner
arose, and turned, drawing a revol
ver. The tragedy resulted. Turner
came from .Mt. Vernon. X. Y.
Accused Priestess Suicides.
New York. Oct. 17.-Ida C. Crad
dock, known as priestess of tho
Church of Yoga, who was to have ap
peared today in the federal court for
sentence for sending obscene litera
ture through the mails, committed
suicide today by inhaling gas.
NEW YORK BANKING FIRM
ASSIGNS FOR CREDITORS
New York, Oct. 17. Oilman, Son fc
Co.. bankers and brokers, whose fail
ure was announced late yesterday,
assigned today for the benefit of
Two Women Say They Eloped with Two
Men in Order to Avert
Mattoon, Ills., Oct. 37. Two women
eloped from here, driven to the act.
they declare, by threats of bodily in
jury. Mrs. Clyde Fnipson deserted her
husband and went away with Oliver
Heath. With them went Chas. Valand
ingham and Miss Delia Hildcbrand, of
Newton. The quartette drove to Gay's,
a small station west of hero, ana
boarded a Big Four train, going to St.
After they were missed Enipson
found a note in his wife's room tell
ing where she had gone and saying
that she was compelled to go away
with Heath because he had threat
ened to kill her and her husband if she
did not run away. Valandlngham, It
Is said, made a similar threat toward
the Hildebrar.d girl, who was visiting
Lengthening a Bee'a Tongue.-'
Man is often blamed for driving to
extinction many sorts of beautiful
creatures, but the account is far more
than balanced by the amount of good
ho has done for those animals which
proved useful and could be tamed.
Take the case of the bee. The bee
lives by its tongue, with which organ
it is able to extract the honey from
flowers. Now, a bee's tongue is natu
rally about a twenty-fifth of an inch
long. Clever beekeepers, by keeping only ,
those bees with naturally leng tongues,
have succeeded in lengthening the
tongues of a number of bee colonies
to the extent of another hundredth of
au inch. It does not sound much, but
it enables those insects to do a quar
ter as much work again in the samo
Man has done more than this for
bees. He has given them ready made
homes, where they are safe from waspa
and other enemies; frames for making
their combs without using large quan
tities of wax for outside walls, and
food during flowerless weather.
Saving the Money
In a certain parish in Scotland col
lectors were going round soliciting con
tributions for the kirk. On coming to
a wretched tittle hovel they hesitated
whether or not to enter, but finally de
cided to "try their luck." A hale old
man greeted them, and to him they ex
plained their errand, but he really bad
nothing to give them, he Baid.
"Can't yo gi'e up your whisky?" ono
of the visitors asked. "No," he said,
"I don't drink 'whusky. " Terhaps
then he' could forego the pleasures of
snuff. No, he didn't use snuff.
The collectors prepared, to move on.
"Stop a bit!" cried the old fellow. "I
pay Sandy, the barber, twopence every
Saturday night for shaving me. Tell
the meenister he can have the two
pence If he'll come and shave me him
self r .
N LAW OFFICE