Newspaper Page Text
VOIi. MI. NO. 15.
ROCK' ISLAND, ILL., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1902.
micr Tvro cents.
Filed With the Anthra
OPERATORS TO REPLY
Then the Board of Arbi
tration Will Have Both
Sides of Case.
Hazleton, Ta., Nov. 4. The state
ment of the anthracite mine workers
case, which was filed with the strike
commission Sunday night, was made
public today. Copies of the state
ment have heen furnished to the o
erators, who will reply in three or
four days. The miners statement in
full is as follows:
"To the Anthracite Coal Strike
Commission: The mine workers make
of the operators the following1 de
mands, which were formulated by the
Shainokin convention, held March 18
to 24. and for the enforcement of
which the strike was inaugurated:
"First An increase of 20 er cent
lion the prices paid during the year
1901 to employes performing con
tract or piece work. This demand is
made on account of the following
"1. The present rate of wages is
much lower than the rate of wages
paid in the bituminous coal fields for
substantially similar work.
The present rate of wages is
lower than is paid in other occupa
tions requiring equal skill and train
ing. '.'!. The average animal earnings in
the anthracite coal field are much
less than the average annual earnings
in the bituminous coal fields for sub
stantially similar work.
"4. The average annual earnings
in the anthracite coal fields are much
less than the average annual earnings
for occupations requiring equal skill
".". The rate of wages in the an
thracite, coal fields is insufficient to
compensate the mine workers in view
of the dangerous character of the oc
cupation in relation to accidents, the
liability to serious and permanent
disease, the high death rate and the
short grade life incident to this em
ployment. "0. The annual earnings of the
mine workers are insufficient to
maintain the American standard of
Increased Cost In Llvlnr.
The increased cost of living has
made it impossible to maintain a fair
standard of life ion the basis of
present wages and has not only pre
vented the mine workers from secur
ing any lcnefit from increased pros
perity, but has made their condition
poorer on account of it.
"S. The wages of the anthracite
mine workers are so low that their
children are prematurely forced into
the breakers and mills, instead of be
ing supported and educated upon the
earnings of their parents.
"9. Wages are In-low the fair and
just earnings of mine workers in this
"Second A reduction of 20 per cent
in hours of labor, without any reduc
tion of earnings for all employes paid
by it, hour, days or week.
"The second demand is similar to
the first in that it is designed to in
crease the hourly rate of wages of
mine workers cmplo.ved by the hour,
day or week, and all the reasons ap
plicable to the first demand are asked
to be applied to the second with repe
tition. "In addition thereto we submit the
"10. The 10-hour day is detrimental
to the health, life, safety and well be
ing of the mine workers.
"11. Shorter, hours improve the
physical, mental nnd moral condi
tions of th,workers.
"12. Shorter hours increase the in
tensity and efficiency of labor.
"13. The tendency of national and
Mate' government of organized trade
and of production generally is toward
"i4. A working day of 8 hours is
sufficiently long for the best inter
ests of the workingmen and of the
"Thjrd- The adoption of a system
by which coal shall be weighed and
paid for by weight wherever practica
ble; the minimum rate per ton to be
60 cents for a legal ton of 24140
pounds; the differentials now exist
ing at the various mines to be main
tained. This demand is made on ac
count of the following reasons:
"i. Measurement by the legal ton
wherever practicable is the only "hon-
DUEL IN PARIS:
NO ONE DEAD
Automobillst and Editor Cross
Swords With Usual
Paris, Nov. 4. A duel between
Count de Dion, president of the Auto
mobile club, and Gerault Bichurd, of
the Petit Bepublique, took pla.ee to
day. Kit-hard was wounded in the
est and just system of measuring the
earnings of mine workers.
"2. When the operators sell or
transjMirt coal it is on the basis of a
legal ton of 2,240 pounds.
"3. The excessive ton was original
ly intended to compensate the opera
tor for the weight of the small size
of coal which were then discarded,
but which are not utilized and sold,
and therefore there is no present ne
cessity for the use of any other than
tne legal ton.
"4. The adoption of this system
would remove an incentive, both to
the operator and the worker, to
cheating and dishonesty, and would
allay jealousy among the miners and
prevent unjust discrimination and fa
voritism. "5. The change of the present sys
tem to the one asked for would prove
a strong factor in allaying suspicion
and discontent among the mine work
"5. The incorporation in an
agreement, between the United Mine
Workers of America and the anthra
cite coal companies of the wages
which shall be paid and the condi
tions of employment which shall ob
tain, together with satisfactory
methods for the adjustment of griev
ances which may arise from time to
time to the end that strikes and lock
outs may lie unnecessary.
ICeaaoni For tbe Iemands.
"In support of this demand we sub
mit the following reasons:
"1. The anthracite mine workers
should not be compelled to make or
sign individual agreements, but should
have the right. to form such organiz
ation and choose such agents nnd offi
cers as they desire to act collectively
instead of individually when they
deem that their best interests are
'"2. Agreements between employers
and employes through workingmen's
organizations are the ordinary meth
od of regulating production and
wages in the bituminous coal fields
and in other large industries, and are
beneficial, successful and in keeping
with the spirit of the times.
"3. Unions of workingmen tend to
the better discipline of the men and
to the improvement of their physical.
moral and mental condition, and to
the preservation of friendly relations
between employer and employes.
"4. Experience shows that the
trade agreement is the only effective
method by which it is possible to reg
ulate questions arising between em
ployers and employed in large indus
tries, and that a trade agreement is
the only possible way to establish the
relations between employers and the
wage workers in the anthracite fields
on a just and permanent basis and as
far as possible to do away with any
causes for the recurrence of such
difficulties as to those you (the an
thracite coal strike commission) have
been called in to settle.
representative of the Anthracite
WENT DOWN A SLOPE
Eleven nondiwd Feet to See the Work in
Hazleton, Ta., Nov. 4. The anthra
cite strike et-iniuission spent all yes
terday iu. the Lehigh valley region, vis
iting one mine and several of the min
ing villages. While most of the com
missioners were looking over the ter
ritory Kceorder Wright was kept busy
on the train attending to corresjiond
ence. Among the matters he disposed
of was the sending of a copy of Presi
dent Mitchell's statement of the min
ers case nil the coul companies In
volved In the dispute. The trip of the
commission through this region was
an interesting one. A conference was
held at Pond Crek between the com
pany and miners' representatives re
garding the mine to be looked through
and it was finally agreed that It should
be the Audeirled colliery of the Le
high and Wllkesbarre company.
Commluloi Vl.its a Miner Horn.
The commission's first stop of the
day was at upper Lehigh, where A. C.
Leisenring. superintendent of the Up
per Lehigh Coal company, took the
coiunilssloner for a drive through the
town. While iu this place the arbitra
tors visited one of the homes of the
miner the first they huve been lit
since they have been touring the re
gion. ' Drlfton was the next place vis
ited and there a crowd gathered about
the commission as Superintendent
Smith, of Coxe Bros., whose mjnes are
located there, explained the trouble be
tween the company and its men. All
the miners employed ' at these mines
are still on strike because the com
pany insists upon thein returning to
work as individuals, and not in a body.
John Slarkle's Works Visited.
At Jeddo, John Markle, the inde-
Continued on Page Eight.
THE ELECTION IS ON
Various Conditions Prevailing
Which May Influence
CONTESTS IN A NUMBER 01 STATES
Interest in Some Localities and
Apathy Iu Others The
New York, Nov. 4. Reports from
all over the state today with a few
exceptions showed fine weather pre
vailed and a large vote was cast both
in the cities and rural districts. By
noon arrests had betMi inade in
New York. .Nov. 4. The weather is
perfect. Voters were out early in
large numbers. In a n umber of as
sembly districts 'J5 per cent of the
registered votes had been cast at
S::!0. In some districts the leaders
predict the entire vote will be iu by
About forty arrests for illegal vot
ing were reported this morning. In
one district rival leaders came to
blows, and policemen conducting sev
eral persons to the station house
were attacked by the mob. In the
struggle one of the prisoners escap
ed. Nobody was badly hurt.
Chicago, Nov. 4. Notwithstanding
a drizzling rain early indications are
for a heavy vote in the city. Chief
interest is centered in Congressman
Lorimer's district. There is much evi
dence of split tickets, especially on
the county ticket.
Milwaukee, Nov. 4. It was cloudy.
with a. light shower early. ( treat in
terest centers in the outcome of the
election in this city. A big vote was
cast before 7. There is much scrotch-
Ilacine, Nov. 4. It was cloudy, with
liirht showers. The woman's vote on
the constitutional amendment will be
the largest ever cast. Indications are
for a heavy vote.
Peoria. Nov. 4. It was cloudy, mil
the early vote was heavy. Much in
terest is shown.
Des Moines, Nov. 4. The weather is
perfect throughout the state. All re
ports complain of lack of interest.
The outcome of the congressional
contest in the Second district is of
chief interest. The vote in that dis
trict will be heavy.
Dover, Del.. Nov. 4. A hot battle on
for the state legislature is being
fought at the polls. In some sections
the regular republicans and demo
crats are working against Addicks
Philadelphia. Nov. 4. Ueports from
the state indicate an nnusunlly heavy
vote being polled in the country dis
tricts. This is particularly the case
with the democratic vote, more apa
thy lieing shown by the republicans
than by their opponents. Nearly ."0
per cent of the total vote had been
polled at noon.
St. Louis, Nov. 4. Balloting is pro
ceeding throughout the state under
leaden skies. A light vote in the ru
ral districts will cause the democrats
some losses, but in all probability not
enough to prevent them coming to
St. Louis with a majority of 15.000 to
20,000 over the republicans.
Columbus, Nov. 4. Favorable con
ditions, including clear "Indian sum
mer" weather, prevailed in Ohio to
day for the election, but rejorts up
to noon indicated slow voting except
in the large cities and close congres
Detroit. Nov. 4. If the campaign in
Michigan thut closed last night Is any
indication there will lie a .rather light
vote cast today. Secretary Alward, of
the Republican rftate central commit
tee, estimates from the apathy shown
that there will be not 80 per cent, of
the vote of 1SHXJ cast today. L. T.
Durand yesterday gave out a state
ment predicting the success of the en
tire state Democratic ticket. This,
however. Is more than State Chair
man Whiting and most other Demo
crats anticipate. Chairman Whiting
predicts the (lection of Durand with a
possibility of the success of the entire
state ticket. Other estimates, however,
give the state to the Republicans by
from 30,000 to 40.000. The legislature,
it Is conceded, will be Republican, and
nlue of the twelve congressmen.
Democrat Look for a Surprise.
Columbus, O., Nov. 4. Before the
party managers left for their homes
last night to vote no unusual develop
ments were reported anywhere In this
state. Thq, Democratic managers still
persist that there may be a surprise
in the vote ou the state ticket and
that they will gain three representa
tives surely two. Chairman Dick, le
fore leaving for Akron yesterday, said
he expected a Republican gain of oue
by A. II. Jackson defeating James A.
Norton In th Thirteenth district. .A
FOR DEATH'S CALL
Bishop Thompson, or the Episcopal
Diocese or Mississippi,
New York. Nov. 4. ltishop Hugh
M. Thompson, of the Protestant Epis
copal diocese of Mississippi, who has
been undergoing treatment in this city
for cancer of the throat since August,
has been under the care of the fore
most specialists of the east, but his
malady is reported to have been pro
He has expressed a wish to await
the end, which is said to le twit more
than a month or two distant, at his
home In Jackson. Bishop Thompson
was born In Ireland in lS.:o, and was
a classmate of ex-President Cleveland
in the Camden. N. J., high schoool.
He was rector of Christ church in this
city in 1STL
ROBBERS AT GREENWOOD
GET AWAY WITH $11,000
Marshfield. Wis.. Nov. 4. Robbers
blew open the vault of tin bank at
(ireeuwood last night and secured
Kepmmean plurality on the state ticket
of from 70.Hk to Itio.ooo is claimed.
Oil-Year Prospects iu Indiana.
IiuliaiuijK.lis, Nov. 4. The "off
year" campaign in Indiana closed lust
night, with Senator Fairbanks deliver
ing an address at Kokonio. Leaders
of iMith parties expressing confidence
of success. Senators Fairbanks ami
Reveridge are out with statements as
serting that the state will go ItepulH
licun by from 20.000 to .'JO.tHNl. The
coining legislature will select a I'liit
ed States senator to succeed Fairbanks.
State Chairman O'Brien and other
Democratic leaders are equally as con
fident of success as are the Bcpuhlio
un leaders, and say they will have "a
sweeping Democratic victory."
More Interest In Iowa.
Des Moines, la.. Nov. 4. It is be
lieved here that a somewhat larger
vote will be olled in Iowa today than
had been anticipated. Kepi. its to both
headquarters show fhtit interest in the
election materially increased during the
last few days. Chairman Npem-e yes
terday claimed the election of the Re
publican state ticket by OTi.OOO and the
election of all the Republic:)!) ongres
Kional candidates. Chairman Jackson.
of the Democratic committee, concedes
the state to the Republicans by not
over ;;.",(HM, ami claims the election of
Wade and Craig in the Second and
First districts and Jtbe probable dec
tion of two or three ifther Democrats
Both Parties Claim Wisconsin.
Milwaukee. Nov. 4. Mayor Rose,
Democratic candidate for governor hist
night addressed a gathering which
packed the Imposition building in this
city. Governor LaFollette (Rep.) round
el 1 out his campaign by speaking to a
large audience in Waukesha. Mayor
Rose apjMars to be confident of being
elected by at;ywhert from .12.000 to
17.fiin plurality, and General Geor.se
V. Rryant. chairman of the Republic
an state central committee, estimates
Governor LaFollette's plurality ut 40,
000. EAST OF THE ALI.KOIIEME3
New York Democrat Who Look for a
Landslide New England.
New York, Nov. 4. The lull before
the opening of the final struggle found
the leaders of both great parties still
claiming large and ih many instances
Increased pluralities for their respec
tive candidates. Frank Campbell,
chairman of the Dehi erutic state com
mittee, declared himself convinced that
his estimate of k,000 plurality In the
state for Co'er for governor erred on
the side of modesty a ad expressed con
fidence that the candidate is sure of
election by at least fi.0t0, aud salt!
he had Information which indicated
that a landslide for; the Democratic
party might lie expected.
Colonel George W.,'Dunn. chairman
of the Republican state committee, ou
the other baud, stands fast to his orig
inal estimate of 37.WJ0 plurality for
Odell, which is practically the same as
thut of the candidate biuiself.
New Haven, Conn.. Nov. 4. The Re
publican stat? committee is confident
of a general victory today, though
Chairman Gates believes the plurality
for the state ticket; will be reduced
from the 14,000 (C two years ago.
Roston, Nov. 4. Republicans re ex
recdingly confident and the Democrats
very hopeful. The former claim the
state by 23.000, while the latter be
lieve they will elect their candidate
for governor by 8,000 plurality.
Dover, Del., Nov: (4. William M.
Byrne, the Union (Addicks) Republic
an nominee for conkress. predicts a
combined Republics 4 majority in the
legislature, with a Jeadlock on the
eenatorship. The rekular Republican
and Democratic leaders, however, dis
pute this claim and scrt that not only
will Byrne be defeated, but that the
Addicks faction will elect not more
than sixteen members of the legisla
ture. Baltimore, Nov. 4. Both parties ex
press their strongest confidence iu the
result Chairman GoldsWrougb, of the
Republican committee, this evening
predicts that the state will go Repub
lican by from 30.000 to 12.0O0. Chair
man Vandiver. of the Democratic coju-
Conlinned on Page Eight.
As It Was Finally Agreed Upon
in Principle by British Col
UNITED KINGDOM TO BE FAVOEED
Movement to Deny Coasting Privileges
to Ships Bearing Other Than
the British Flag.
London. Nov. 4. The Blue Book on
the colonial conference does not add
much to what is already known. The
resolution adopted on the subject of
preferential trade is the most interest
ing part of the report to the United
States. In the resolution the con
ference recognized that prefereiUial
trade' between the United King
dom anil the'- colonics would stim
ulate and facilitate commerce, and
strengthen the empire: that in the pres
ent circumstances of the colonies it
would not be practicable to adopt a
general system of free trade; that with
a view, however, to promoting an in
crease of trade within the empire it
is desirable that those colonies which
have not already adopted a policy
should, as far as their circunistan-es
permit, give substantial preferential
treatment to the products and manu
factures of the United Kingdom.
Imperial Grant Urged.
Four premiers'urgeun imierial grant
to colonial products and manufactures,
giving preferential treatment in the
United Kingdom by exemption from or
reduction of duties. Five premiers
present at the couference undertake
to submit to their respective govern
ments at the earliest opisirtunity a re
quest that such measures le taken as
may be necessary to give effect to the
lrinclple of this resolution. A mem
orandum from the president of the
board of trade shows tlutt the
premiers were prepared to recommend
preferential treatment on British goods
Australia Could Not Specify.
Canada The existing preference of
.13 3-:t per cent., and an addition:) I
preference on selected articles by re
ducing duties in favor of the United
Kingdom, raising duties on foreign im
iwrts, and placing duties on certain
foreign imports now free; New Zea
land 10 per cent, all-around reduction
on present duties? on British goods;
Cape Colony and Natal 't per cent.
preference on British goods. Australia
was not In a position to define the ex
tent of the preference to le given.
Coasting Trade Privileges.
Another resolution emphasizes the
desirability of considering the refusing
of the privileges of the coasting trade,
including trade between the United
Kingdom and the colonies and lietween
the colonies, to countries wherein cor
responding trade is curried in ships of
their own nationality. The i-onfcren.ee
also adopted resolutions advocating the
use of the metric system: the reserva
tion by the government future agree
ments of the right to purchase ca
bles, and the Insertion in new ship
ping agreements of provisions to pre
vent excessive freight charges or any
preference In favor of foreigners.
KtVALKV IN LONDON TII1ES"
Slops Over Into the Newspaper and I'n-
veracity Is Charged.
London. Nov. 4. The acrimonious
controversy arising from the Morgan
Yokes tube rivalry was added to last
evening by a statement given out for
publication by George White. chairman
of the London United Tramways.
White chnraeterizes as a "myth" one
of the assertions in the. letter from
the Morgans printed in The Times 'on
Saturday last. He declares that an
oilier statement in the letter is "not a
fact. and concludes thus:
"The facts are that after an experi
ence of the methods of Messrs. Mor
gan extending over four months, and
culminating in their insolent message
to us through their solicitor that they
absolutely declined to discuss our pro
liosals. we determined that nothing on
earth should induce us to continue
business relations with that firm."
The principals now seem inclined to
drop the newspuiier campaign. Yester
day Edgar Speyer said: "I deprecate
all sucli press controversies. We -er-tainly
should never have apieared In
print but for the harsh words of Sir
Lewis Melver in the house of com
mons debate, which coming from the
chairman of the tubes committee
might easily have been misunderstood.
Since bis letter to The Times entirely
exonerating ?iy firm of any imputation
of improper dealing the matter so far
as we nre concerned is ended."
Sir Lewis Mclver. in the house of
commons on Oct. 120. described the
transaction t the United Tramway
company as "a scandal without pre
cedent in committee work." Later he
wrote to The Times declaring he be
lieved the United Tramway company
had acted. tvlthin its rights.
ONCE MORE CRUSHED
New York, Nov. 4. -The Yenezuelan
eoofsul general here ha-s received the
"Caracas. Nov. 44. The revolution
is totally crushed by the final victory.
Matos is a fugitive.
"Secretary to the President."
Temperature Reaches 103 3-.1 and
His Condition is Much
Springfield, HI.. Nov. 4. The condi
tion of Gov. Yates is considered very
alarming. Jle has been in a delirious
condition all today. His temperature
is 104 degrees. He is a very sick man.
Springfield, III.. Nov. 4. Gov. Yates"
temperature nose, to- a maximum of
K):t .'S-5 degrees last night. This is
the highest registered since he was
stricken with typhoid fever two
weeks ago. and has occasioned con
siderable anxiety among the members
of the executive household and -intimate
friends of the family. Dr. L. C.
Taylor insists, however, that the un
favorable turn of the disease is not
necessarily alarming. The present
i-ase, he says, while more severe than
the axerage. is not of a desperate
type. The patient's pulse reached OS
while the fever was at Its highest,
but otherwise his condition was fair
Gov. Yates has long held a dread of
typhoid, and for this reason he has
not beer, informed of the nature pf
his anTction. which is presented to
him as an intermittent fever. When
a US-ycur-old boy he had an attack of
typhoid ffver, which ran over three
weeks. His sister, Katie Yates, who
died 15 years ago. passed through a
siege of the disease in a room adjoin
ing the one now occupied by the gov
ernor, while Richard Yates. Sr., was
chief executive of the state. Henry
Yates, the governor's brother, and
now state superintendent of insur
ance, was ill with the disease three
months, ami his 16-year-old son suc
cumbed to an attack of the disease
five years ago. So many cases in the
family have aroused the abhorrence
felt by Gov. Yates toward the disease.
The governor was delirious much of
the time yesterday and talked irm
tionallv. both sleeping and waking.
SEVERAL LIVES LOST
BY STEAMER AND TROLLEY
Boston. Nov. 4. The steamer Ad
miral Sampson ran down and sank a
schooner off Gape Cod today. Four
of the schooner's crew were drowned.
Kansas City, Nov. 4. A heavy trol
ley car on the Broadway line jumped
the track today at Fifth ami Broad
way and crashed into a saloon. Two
persons, a negro and a woman, v. ere
killed and six others injured.
PRESIDENT CASTS VOTE
THEN TAKES A DRIVE
Oyster Bay. N. Y.. Nov. 4. Presi
dent Koosevelt cast his vote in the
Fifth district of Nashua county a few
minutes before 11. He then started
on a long drive with Mrs. Koosevelt.
NEW COURSE IS OPEN
At the Michigan l"ul verstty for a "Special
tVlii. h Vi lli Cost Takers Just 10
Ann Arbor. Mich.. Nov. 4. For the
fee of $10 a special course in the latest
methods of medicine and surgery, for
physicians of Michigan and surround
ing states, was opened at the univer
sity yesterday. The course lasts one
week. Explanation of .recent discov
eries in medicine and surgery is the
object of the course. Begular college
work in the medical department will
give way all next week to this course.
All important hospital cases, which can
conveniently wait, are being held over
for this course.
Dr. William T. Miller, member of
Ohio' state beard of health of Cleve
land, will assist 'the university profes
sors at the clinics. The entire course
is mainly of clinics, which the visiting
physicians will attend. Afternoon and
evening lectures will also le given.
Physicians who wish to register for
this Interesting course should commu
nicate with the secretary of the uni
versity or with Professor B. S. Cope
land. During the week board and room
can be secured in Ann Arbor for $1 a
CHICAGO BUSINESS MAN
IS KILLED BY THUGS
Chicago. Nov. 4. Charles K. Boh-
lens, a west side real estate dealer,
was shot by thugs early this morn
ing and died shortly afterward.
Grandstand Victim Dead.
Chicago. Nov. 4. Frederick Carter,
aged 14, died today from injuries re
ceived from the collasc of the grand
stand during the football game at
Marshall field last Saturday.
Two Uood This.
Guthrie. O. T.. Nov. 4. Bert Casey,
an outlaw, and Jim Sims, one of his
lieutenants, trapped by two deputy
sheriffs In a rendezvous near Glen
Springs, in Wood county, were shot
nd killed. They put up a strong fight,
tiring several volleys, but none of the
deputies was hit.
Found Han s;lns; In the Bars.
Greeneastle, Ind., Nov. 4. The body
of James II. Torr. age 74 years, was
found hanging In his barn by his son
Walter, and It Is believed that he com
mitted suicide. He was born in Ken
tucky, and was the father of seven
children. . - . . ..
Alan G. Mason, Promi
nent Clubman, Held
HE MAY BE INSANE
Suspected in Connec
tion With Killing of
Clara O. Norton.
Boston, Nov. 4. Alan G. Mason, a
prominent clubman. Harvard gradu
ate, and member of the piano estab
lishment of Mason .V Hamlin com
pany, was arrested today on suspic
ion of being connected with the mur
uer of Miss Clara A. Norton, in Wuv
erly, last Saturday.
Responsible for Other Crimes
It is also suspected Mason is re
sponsible for various-murders and as
saults committed recently in Cam
bridge and vicinity. It is said Mason
has been insane.
MUTTERINGS OF MORE WAR
FROM FORT AU FRINCE
Fort An Brince. Nov. 4. A troop of
1.200 Fouchardists. which entered the
capita! yesterday, had a conflict with
the civil authorities. There was
heavy firing during the night. Seven
persons were killed and many wound
ed. The situation is grave and threat
ening a new civil war.
NEW AIRSHIP TESTED
LeBaudy Balloon Makes Beal Against sk
Stiff Breeze, So a Reporter
Paris, Nov. 4. It has been known for
some time past that the brothers Le
Baudy and an engineer named Julliot
have been constructing a steerahle bal
looifc but such secrecy has been ob
served that little or nothing has been
published about the new flying ma
chine. A newspaper reporter now
claims to have witnessed the first ex
periment with the new balloon, which
he says o-curred Sunday at Bobert I.e
Baudy'scountry house, near Bonsieres,
where the airship was constructed.
Tbe balloon ascended to a height of
about twenty yards with two iersons
in the car. It was held down by ropes
and the motor drove the airship against
a stiff breeze. The maneuvers lasted
half an hour, during which several cir
cuits of the park were made.
The reporter describes the BeBaudy
ballooit as similar in appearance to,
but twice the size of. those of M. San-tos-Duniont.
It is yards long and
12 yards in dia inter. The car Is ."
yards long and can hold three persons.
The propeller is driven by. a motor of
REDMOND SENT UP
FOR RECKLESS SPEECH
Dublin. Nov. 4. William , Bedmond
was toilav sentenced to six months
imprisonment charged with making
incendiary speeches at Wexford sev
eral months ago.
SENATOR CLAY REELECTED '
BY GEORGIA LEGISLATURE
Atlanta. Nov. 4. The Georgia legis
lature in joint session today reelected
Cnited States -Senator Clay.
BANK LOSES TWO THOUSAND
Taken from an Ki press Package iTfhtcn
Is Then Carefully Closed and
Des Moines, la.. Nov. 4. Officers of
the Des Moines National bank have
made public the loss of $2,MX shipped
by the American express to the Bank
of Irwin, la., on Oct. 2u. When the
package was opened at Irwin the next
day it contained brown paper.
One seal had leen removed from the
package without breaking It, and re
placed by the use of mucilage after the
package had been closed again. It I
declared that the mucilage 'was still
soft when the package was opened,
thus indieatinjr that the contents of
the package had not been removed
Two Men Indicted for Harder.
Des Moines, la., Nov. 4. Harris
Levich and James Walker have bee
indicted by the Folk county grand
jury for the murder of Isaac FinkeU
stein Aug. 7 last. They were also in
dieted for conspiracy to murder Fin
kelstein because he was prosecuting a
campaign against open gambling la
this city. It is charged that Walker,
struck the blow with a buggy single
tree which killed Finkeletein. and tbatt
Levich hired Walker, who is colored,
to commit the crime. - - : -