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VOL. MI. NO. 21.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL,., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1902.
PRICE TV.xO CENTS.
Declares the Operators
Are the Whole
Ht lU II UnfcO III ITU HELL
Attacks Effect of the Ex-
istence of the Work
Washing-ton, Nov. 11. The reply of
President I'.aer. of the Philadelphia &
Heading Coal company, to the charges
of President Mitchell, of the United
.Mine Workers, which has been pre
sented to the anthracite coal strike
commission, was today, given to the
public, Baer makes no reference to
Mitchell as president of the miners'
organization and refers to him simply
as an individual.
Taking up the specifications in Mit
chell's charges heriatim, Baer tirst
admits that his company owns '!7 col
lieries: that before the strike it em
ployed .,G.S:,J people.
Ilenouncn Lnlior'ii Positton-
The company denounces as "arbi
trary, unreasonable and unjust" tht
ilemaiiil for a -0 per cent increase in
the wages and for the reduction of '20
per cent in the hours "without redu
lion of pay," and says: "Because o
the injury to the mines by the strike
the cost of producing coal has Ih-cii
greatly increased and the temporary
advance in prices which was made by
Ihis companv it will be impracticable
to continue when the mining opera
tions become normal."
Hear says since the admission of
Ihe Mine Workers organization into
the anthracite fields business condi
lions there have been intolerable; the
output of the mines has decreased
and discipline has been destroyed
strikes have been almost or daily oc
currence; men have worked when and
as they pleased, and the cost of min
ing has been greatly increased.
lie takes the position that the jur
isdiction of the commission is limited
to the condition named by the coal
companv presidents which excludes
the United Mine Workers from anv
recognition in the proceedings.
Generally AKalnst Miners Union.
He says: "When the labor organiz
ation limited to the anthracite mine
workers is created winch shall ooev
the law and respect the right of ev
ery man to work honestly and coop
erate with emplovers, trade agree
ments may become practicable."
WEALTHY FARMER'S FATE:
TAKES HIS OWN LIFE
P.looinington. Nov. 11. III health
caused .John Warner, aged "0, a weal-
thv farmer from Mason Citv, to com
mit suicide yesterday, lie placed the
muzzle of a shot gun against his
heart and pulled the trigger with a
Had a Nnrrow Escape from Death.
Ypsilanti. Mich.. Nov. 11. Charles
Smith, a farm hand who works for
Harvey Janis. of Ypsiiantl township.
narrowly escaped death from tlie pois
onous fumes of carlon bisulphide. He
was painting the inside of a cider vat.
and the carbon bisulphide from the
composition he was using tirst made
him deathly sick, and then, when he
laid down in the house, caused him to
lose consciousness. He was roused
with difficulty by a doctor.
Miss Lula DM About Right.
Ponlar Blutfs. Mo., Nov. 11. Miss
Lula Dees shot and instantly killed
Sumner Johnson, n negro, Sunday
night, when lu was attempting to force
an entrance into her home. Johnson
has a brother who is serving a term in
the penitentiary for attempting to as
sault a white woman.
George Ade Is Coming Home.
London, Nov. 11. The White Star
line steamer Majestic which sails from
Liverpool for New York tomorrow
takes among her passengers George
Ade. of Chicago, and Jaroslai Kocian,
Donkbobon Start Homeward.
Winnipeg. Man., Nov. 11. The
Doukhobors were unloaded and start
ed homeward yesterday morning from
Yorkton. Little trouble was experi
enced In getting them to go.
President in New York.
New York, Nov. 11. President
Uoosevelt reached Jersey city at 7 this j
morning, lie was met by Cornelius II.
Bliss, Jr., who accompanied him
across the river to this citv. After
breakfasting the president visited his
sister, Mrs. Douglas Robinson.
THE LAW AS TO
Recipients Must Be in the Service of
the United States "When Honor
v is Recommended.
Washington, Nov. 11. An opinion
has been rendered by Attorney Gen
eral Knox which will have far-reach
ing effect upon medals of honor and
certificates of merit. It sustains the
opinion of ex-Secretary General Dev
ens, who held that a certificate of hon
or could not be granted to a man who
was no longer in the service of the
United States. This did not apply to
I men who have been recommended for
such certificates previous to the time
they left the service.
been Pr!"--"y ignored for many
years and cert lhea tea or merit nave
leen issued up to the present time to
men who served in the civil war. The
latest opinion will put an end to such
certificates, not only for the civil war
but also for the Spanish war ami in
most instances for service in the Phil
ippines, especially when performed by
LAW SEEMS PLAIN ENOUGH
'Last Twenty Days" Need No Interpreta
tion Deer Hunters Vate a Day
in the Woods.
Milwaukee, Nov. 11. Deer hunter!
who hurried into the woods Sunday In
order to be ready to begin hunting yes
terday had their trouble for their pains
and a dull day yesterday. The state
game warden has decided that the
open season for deer did not begin yes
terday, but today.
The law reads that the open season
comprises the last twenty days of No
vember, and under the ruling of the
warden this includes the 30tb and ex
cludes the 10th. Therefore hunters
were not allowed to bag a dter le
fore midnight yesterday. The deputy
game warden were given explicit or
ders to see tl.at no shooting was done
until the time fixed.
necanse One Gnn Goes Off Prematurely
Others Follow Suit Four Hoys
Ottumwa, la., Nov. 11. Frank Ter-
klns. 17 years old, is dead; Asa Noe, 20
years old. is minus a hand; Oliver
Fothergill has a bullet in his thigh.
and Frank Ccjka may die, as the re
sult of a careless examination of shot
guns bv the four youths.
The boys were comparing- guns
preparatory to going hunting. Perkins
weapon was . discharged In his face.
and during the excitement that fol
lowed, the other hunters were wound
ed by a general discharge of their
Not Thought of Much Importance.
Washington. Nov. 11. Little impor
tances Is attached at the Colombian le
gation to the refusal of General Ver-
gas-Santos, director of the Colombian
revolution to attend the conference ar
ranged to have been held on the United
States battleship Wisconsin Sunday.
It is asserted at the legation that the
insurrection is at an end and that the
government is now master of the sit
Prince Pays a Visit to the Presl tent.
Washington. Nov. 11. Count Quadt,
charge d'affaires of the German em
bassy, called at the White House yes
terday to introduce to the president
Prince Henry of Pless. The presi
dent received theui In his office In the
executive building. The call lasted but
a few moments, ine visitors merely u ch
airing to pay their respects.
- Residents Felt a Shock.
Houghton, Midi., Nov. 11. Resi
dents of Hancock and Houghton Avcre
greatly alarmed Friday night by a ter
rific shock which occurred at S:40
o'clock. Houses were rocked and win
dows rattled as if an earthquake had
occurred. Investigation in all direc
tions failed to disclose the cause of
the shock. This is the second occur
rence of the kind within three months.
Well and Hravely Rescued.
Cleveland, O., Nov. 11. John Fcrew
dove fifty feet and rescued a drowning
man here yesterday. John Dugan fell
from a boat at the Pittsburg Coal com
pany's pbtnt. Perew was at work on
the machinery fifty feet above the wat
er. lugan was going down for the
third time. Perew sprang and cleared
the boat. He seized Dugan just in
Markle's Miners to Return to Work.
Hazlcton, Pa., .Nov. 11. At a meet
ing or the tt. 15. Markle miners yes
terday afternoon at Frecland it was de
cided to return to work. John Markle
has agreed to reinstate all men except
those who were evicted, and they also
abide by the findings of the arbitration
War on the Cigarette.
Grand Rapids. Mich., Nov. 11. A
vigorous anti-cigarette camiuilgn has
been begun here in the schools by F.
V. Irish, national superintendent of the
Anti-Cigarette League. Addresses will
be made at the schools and Irish will
organize anti-cigarette leagues.
Indiana Enterprise Incorporated Abroad.
Dover, Del., Nov, 11. A certificate
of incorporation has been filed here for
the Hammond Elevator company, of
Hanimnd, Ind., to buy, sell and deal
In craln. etc. Capital stock. $200,000.
Wynne Gives a Few of the Mat
ters He Would Like to
FAVOES BUBAL IEEE DELIVERY
And Also Better Terms for Some
the Postmasters and Post
Washington, Nov. 11. The annual
report of oUbert J. Wyiuie, first as
sistant postmaster general, urges that
in view of the success of the rural
free delivery establishment and its fu
ture necessities th? recommendation
for $12,035,800 in the estimates for that
purpose Is reasonable The amount is
an Increase of a little more than .?
000,01)0 over the current fiscal year. To
correct what the report considers the
injustice of compelling a postmaster to
pay part of his, salary for clerk hire
Wynne urges legislation authorizing
the postoflice department to make al
lowances for clerk hire at third-class
potoilices, when it Is . satisfactorily
shown that the postmaster, by devot
ing his tfcne and attention to the of
fice, is unable to transact the iostof
Hours and I'ay of Clerks.
The advisability of erecting public
buildings for the establishment of
branch postotfices in cities is discussed,
and the plan Is indorsed as economical
to the government. The report savs
the establishment and extension of
pneumatic tube service will make it
necessary to secure permanent sites
for stations in the larger cities. An ef
fort has been made to equalize the sal
aries of clerks in tirst and seond class
postoflices by promotion of low salaried
but efficient clerks. At the kirgcr first
class offices clerks are not now work
ing in excess of eight hours a day, but
it is iinpraticable in existing conditions
to give clerks in the smaller olfiecs
eight hours continuous service. An
effort is being made to reduce their
hours to a fair basis.
Itetter Wages for Carriers.
Ill the city delivery service a plan
Is proposed whereby in the larger cities
sul-carriers shall receive at least .n'.O
i month anil In the smaller cities .25 a
month. Sub-carriers cannot now count
on a fixed income.
STEAM Kit FOR. LAKE WOIIK
ToHel'sed to Expedite the Handling of
the Mails ICural Delivery.
Authority is asked to charter for
period of ten years (six years beyond
the limit fixed by law) a small, swift
steamer, constructed with special refer
ence to handling mails to and from the
great lake steamers while passing at
full speed. This service, begun sev
eral years ago at Detroit, has grown
in efficiency and appreciation until It
has become an almost IndisiK-nsable
feature of lake navigation.
The rural free delivery system, the
report says, has become a permanent
feature of the postal service and the
service has increased the iostaI re
ceipts and improved conditions wherev
er it has been put In operation. No
deficiency, It is said, will be created
by this service. It will be left to con
gress to say whether establishment of
routes already laid out shall be has
tened, and the Installation of routes In
course of investigation expedited. Ad
ditional appropriations must be made
for this purpr.se.
It is recommended that congress
make provision for a leave of absence,
with full pay. for rural carriers not
to exceed fifteen days lii n fiscal year.
Extension to rural carriers of iovcr
to receive and register letters has
proved so acceptable a public licnefit
that it Is purposed further to increase
their usefulness by adding, under prop
er regulations, an extension of the
money order system to rural routes.
Rural carriers arc now empowered to
receipt for money orders. It Is Intend
ed after the 1st of January next to em-
lower them also to pay money orders
at the residences of known patrons
of the routes.
SUICIDE CLUB, PERHAPS
Fourth Death by Ills Own Hand
Coterie by Young Men of
Louisville, Nov. 11. Mrs. Julia
Long, the mother of John McAtee, a
Kansas City Southern clerk who la
reported to have committed suicide in
Kansas City Sunday because of an
accusation of attempted robbery, re
jects the story of theft as the motive.
She says John McAtee is an oiUy son,
and could have had financial assistance
had he asked for it.
A grewsome coincidence comes to
light in connection with the death of
McAtee. When lie was a young man
he was Intimate with three other well
known young men Irvln Gillis, Dud
ley Key nolds and Will Coker. Each of
these men has since died by his owu
hand and McAtee Is the last of the
quartette to take his life.
EVIDENCE OF A CRIME
AT CHARITON, IOWA
Chariton, Iowa, Nov. 11. Thomas
Baxter, an aged resident, was cre
mated in a fire which burned his res
idence last night. It is thought he
was murdered and the house fired to
conceal the crime.
IN WAR. STATE
-Notices Proclaiming a Siege Cause
ment. T .. .. i, l - -v- ..
u.nis., i.onvia, -o. ii. (ireat as
tonishment and excitement was cans
here Saturday when the "overn-
ment. officials posted placards declar
ing the whole republic in :, state o;
siege owing to the country beint
threatened. It is not known 'definite
ly the cause for the decree, but it h
rumored the liolivians hae been com
pieieiy ueleated at Acre, and that
.) Peruvians were on the frontier,
vol. iiojas, commanding the Roliv-
ian forces in Acre, lias surrendered
for lack of ammunition.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
DEDICATED IN NEW YORK
New York. Nov. n. The new
ciiainoer 01 commerce oniMing was
.i i . . t . . . .
formally dedicated .today. Among
the guests of honor were President
Roosevelt, Former President Cleve
land, representatives of foreign gov-
rnments and other distinguished
men. -Air. I leve land was orator of the
nay, i-resuieiiT liooscteu. and Alavor
Low making brief addresses.
THROUGH PETTICOAT LANE
London Lord Mayor's Parade Passes
Along a Thoroughfare in the
"Ghetto" of the C ity.
London, Nov. 11. Yesterday for th
first time in the history of London the
lord mayor's procession traversed the
unfashionable thoroughfare of Petti
coat Lane, in the heart of the ghetto,
in reognition of the Jewish ancestry
of Sir Manns Samuel, the new lord
mayor. Hebrew London especially
celebrated the event, and the poorest
inhabitants of Whitechapcl and Hounds
Ditch were banqueted at the expense
of their wealthier coreligionists.
The quaint annual progress of the
chief executive of the city through the
streets of the metropolis -was probably
more brilliant than usual. Seven rich
ly decorated floats and fifteen band
representing the crack regiments, to
gether with the city oilicials anil the
London guilds, made up a long pa
geant. A novel feature was a float
representative of the Anglo-Japanese
alliance, surmounted by the arms of
lKth countries and surrounded by a
guard of Japanese and I'.ritish blue
jackets. Had a Majority of bnt Two.
Lewlston. Ills.. Nov. 11. The official
count in Fulton county was completed
Saturday, after which the loard of
canvassers decided t'mt M. II. Cone,
Republican candidate for county treas
urer, bad a majority of two votes over
A. J. Shepley. his Democratic oppo
nent. The Democrats say that the de
cision was unfair, and that they pro
pose to contest it.
Roman Catholic Church Consecrated.
I!lo luiington, Ills., Nov. It. The
beautiful new church of St. John at
Fairbury was consecrated by the Ro
man Catholics of central Illinois Suiv
day. Priests and laymen from Rloom
ington and numerous other adjacent
cities were present. Much regret was
expressed over the absence of Bishop
Henderson Declines to Talk.
Dubuque, la.. Nov. 11. David I?.
Henderson. speaker of the house of rep
resentatives, declines to discuss hi
probablecandidacy for governor. While
he does not deny that he would enter
the race, he In disinclined to say any
thing on the subject.
Cbaflee Is Home Again.
San Francisco, Nov. 11. The Unit
ea Mates transport Sumner has ar
rived in port, with General A. R. Chaf
fee and wife, and Yice Governor
Vright and wife, from the Philippines,
Interview With Chamlxerlaln.
London. Nov. 11. Pot ha and IV-
larey had a private interview today
The Djij'k I.rnKlh.
Professor Woodward has gone over
the calculations of Laplace by the aid
of modern data and concludes that,
though In theory the length of the day
on the earth must be increasing owing
to the increasing mass of the planet
due to the constant deposit of meteors,
etc., yet the change is so infinitesimal
that there has not lcen a half second
of difference, in 10,000.000 years.
For the 7ne of the Illffht Hand.
The buttons on coats, etc., are placed
on the right side and the shed of the
hair In boys to the left evidently to suit
manipulation by the right hand. The
great philosopher Newton records that
at first he conficed his astronomical
bservatlons to his right eye, but after
ward he managed to train his left. Rut
there are persons whA could not do this
owing to the unequal strength of their
eyes. Chambers Joul-nal
"Did Miss Gaddy entertain your pro
posal?" asked the close friend.
"No, was the sad answer. "It
Beemed to work just the other way.
The longest pendulum ever made
was 377 feet In length and was swung
from the second platform of the Eiffel
Shown in Three Notable Incidents
of the Recent Elections in .
WHAT HAPPENED IN CALIFORNIA
Also That Groundswell as "Khody'
Administration View of "Lily
Washington!, Nov. 11. The impor
tant part played by the labor vote in
many sections of the country in the re
cent election has not failed to impress
itself on the minds of students of pol
itics here. The workingmen's vote in
many places puzzled both political par
ties, but indicates strongly that organ
ized labor is beginning to use the bal
lot as a means of immense power. Tak
ing last Tuesday's results as a sample,
the unions in the future may nominate
their own candidates and act inde
pendently of the old parties or may
throw their votes to men who believe
in their iolicies and demands.
Union Labor Vote in California.
In at least three sections of the coun
try the labor vote, cast almost as a
body, cut a most important figure. In
many other places it wielded an indi
rect inlluence that amounted to a great
deal. In California the union labor
vote overturned two Republican repre
sentatives and put union men in their
places. Representatives Kahn and
Loud both are to be succeeded by un
ion men who receivHl the Democratic
nominations. Theunion labor vote came
near electing a Democratic governor in
California, the Republican nominee
receiving a majority of only a few
thousand. The same interests some
time ago elected one of their number, a
musician, mayor of San Francisco.
fn of the lihode Island Slump.
A street car strike at Providence.
R. I., last summer caused the election
of a Democratic member of emigre
uiKi a i n-iiiocrai ic governor and lien
tenant governor in Rhode Island. The
Democratic congressional committee
had made no pretense of claiming
district In Rhode Island, and not
even the most optimistic Democratic
prophets ptteiupted to claim the elec
tion of a Democratic governor in
rock-ribbed Republican state like
Rhode Island. The change was brought
about by the lalnr vote.
In the Eleventh Pennsvlvania dis
trict the United Mine Workers took
hand and surprised leaders of both
parties. Tin miners elected George
Howell, a Democrat, to congress from
that district in place of Represent.!
live t oiineii. me millionaire -oal oi-
erator. who has represented the dis
trict for years. The miners not onlv
elected Howell, but chose thnc mem
hers of the lower house of the legisla
inre. tieicnung Kepuniican nominees
by unexpected majorities.
r.nri'm.ic.NiiM in the soitii
Ully-IVhitc" lCuslness Not Approved by
the Washington Leaders.
Washington, Nov. 11. .lulian II.
TSIngham, collector of internal revenue
for the district of Alabama, has been
removed from his office and Joseph O.
Thompson appointed to succeed him.
The change was made as a result of a
political condition which recently arose
in Alabama. Colored Republicans were
excluded from participation in the state
convent ion. a 'id Collector Ringham was
held responsible, at least in a meas
ure, for their exclusion. Postmaster
General Payne visited the WhiJt
House yesterday, and as he left the
executive offices he made public the
following statement defining the rea
sons for the change:
"The change in the office of collector
of internal revenue for the district of
Alabama in nowise reflects upon the.
integrity or ability of Mr. Ringham.
It is ono of those things which oc
casionally happen In politics. The po
sition taken by the Republicans of Ala
bama at their recent state convention,
as understood by the Republicans of
the north, is looked upon as a per
version of the fundamental principles
of the Republican party, and Mr. Ring
ham is in a measure held responsible
for that action: hence the change.
"Neither the administration nor the
Republican party of the north will
stand for th" exclusion of any sec
tion of our people by reason of their
race or color, when, in other respects,
such persons have complied with the
laws and are eligible under the law to
full and free participation In political
action and art of a high standard of
CONTEMPT CASE AT DENVER
Defendant Replies to the Complaint of the
, Denver, Nov. 11. County Clerk
Julius Aichele has asked Judge John
son to permit a jury to hear the charge
of contempt entered against him in the
election case filed by Chairman Low
ry, of the Republican county commit
tee. The demand is made in the an
swer filed by the defendant yesterday,
and the court has set Friday as the
time for the hearing. The clerk was
rited for contempt because he disre
garded a w:t of injunction issued by
Judge Johnson which forbade him to
certify names on the registration lists
which were declared to be fictitious.
Clerk Alcbele's answer. denies the
BAD FIRE OCCURS
HIGH IN THE AIR
Half a Million Dollars Damage
the New York-Brooklyn
New York, Nov. 11. The new East
River bridge, in process of construc
tion between New York and Brooklyn,
was damaged to the amount of at least
a half million dollars last night by a
fire that for four hours raged 3."3 feet
in the air, on the summit of the great
steel tower on the New York side.
Three men w ho were at work on the
top of the tower when the fire broke
out are reported to have fallen into the
CHICAGOANS IN CLOVES
Texas Is Treating That Roving Hand of
lturilness H Hitlers .lust Too Sweet
Wharton, Tex., Nov. 11. Unique ex
pressions of their hospitality are de
vised by the hosts of the Chicago tour
ists through Texas at the various
towns in their itinerary. When their
special rolled into Victoria, the first
town visited yesterday, a large mini
ber of vehicles appeared lined up at
the station, and the young women,
with a pretty impersonation of the
cabby, importuned the visitors to per
mit themselves to be driven about.
In the guests absence the cars were
showered with u profusion of flowers
at EI Campo. at tlw threshold of the
rice lands, where a brief stop was made
to admit an iiisH'ction of the lands and
to hear an address on the subject of
"Rice Culture" delivered by Colonel S.
F. P.. Morse, of the Southern Pacific
NO CHANGE IN CONDITION
OF GOVERNOR YATES
Srrmgliehl. Nov. II. Ihere is no
material change in the condition of
Gov. Yates this morning.
jurisdiction of the court. lie denies
that he violated any order of Judge
Johnson, asserting that the certification
of registration to the election bookf
been completed before the ser
lc (.: the writ of injunction: that he
Lad uo means of knowing what names
were fraudulent, if any. and that he
was forced to assume that the lists
sent out contained the names of thosu
entitled to vote.
Inquiry Into Alleged Fraud at St. Louis.
St. Louis. Nov. 11. The grand jury
yesterday began the investigation of
alleged fraud-; committed in the elec
tion last Tuesday. The addresses of
the witnesses summoned indicate that
the grand jury will investigate elec
tion day occurrences at the ixdling
place of th Ninth precinct of the
Fourth ward, where Marshall, a Re
publican judge, alleged that Tot ten. a
Democratic olticial. placed a revolver
in Marshall's pocket and then caused
his arrest for carrying concealed weap
ons. Contest in North Carolina.
Asheville. N. C Nov. 11. Represen
tative Moody. Republican, who was
defeated by .Tjiines M. Gmlger. Demo
crat, in this district, has filed notice
that he will contest Gudgcr's election.
Hunters Kills an Kagle.
St. Joseph. Mich., Nov. 11. While
Richard Tucker, of this city, was hunt
ing for ducks near Iligman's Park he
saw a large bald eagle sweep through
the trees just above where he stood.
In another instant the eagle retraced
its flight and attacked the hunter.
Tucked shot once at it. but failed to
kill it.. The shot seemed to madden the
bird and it returned for a new attack.
The hunter then seized a club and suc
ceeded in killing the eagle, whic h had
been partly crippled in the wing.
Domestic Trouble and Homicide.
Norfolk, Va.. Nov. 11. J. A. Cahoon,
a motorman of the Norfolk and Atlan
tic Terminal company, shot Captain
Winfield Tucker, of the Merritt &
Chapman Wrecking company, three
times and inflicted fatal wounds.
Tucker was drawing a pistol to shoot
Cahoon on account of domestic troubles
when Cahoon fired.
The Monocle In Berlin.
There has been an unprecedented de
mand for monocles in Berlin since the
officers have learned that the kaiser
uses one. His majesty's monocle was
first discovered last week while he was
sitting at table on his sieeial train en
route to visit the Prince Yondhona.
According to the dispatches, when the
train stopped at a station observers
saw the kaiser reading a paper with a
monocle in his right eye. The kaiser
was never before known to wear a
glass. He Is farsight ed in his right
eye. It is said that the monocle is be
coming the rage among the officers,
who always t-lavishly imitate the em
peror. Anc;ora Goats to Clear Land.
A company has been organized in St.
Louis with a capital of $100,000. It
pro loses to buy 13,000 acres of waste
land in southwestern Missouri and
northern Arkansas, which is covered
principally with scrub oak, briers and
hazel brush. Then it will turn loose
several thousand Angora goats, which
will clear the land better than men
can and bring in an income while do
ing so. Once the tract is cleared, it
will be put on the market as fruit and
VI A N
New York Jury Acquits
Him of Fil under
charge. VERDICT GIVEN TODAY
Mason Released and
Perry Held in Mor
New York, Nov. 11. The Molineiix
jury returned a verdict oi not guilty
New York,. Nov. 11. Assistant Dis
trict Attornev Osborne finished his
address to the jury in t lie Moliiictix
trial at noon, and at 1: 15 Justice Lam
bert began his instructions to the
jury. The jury retired at 0:10.
New York. No.. 11. The fate or
Roland li. Moliiieux will be determined
today that is the jury will get it.
When com t adjourned last evening
Justice Lambert announced that he
would allow Assistant District Attor
ney Osborne but two hours and a half
more to finish summing up, which
means that the court will deliver its;
charge and the case will go to the jury,
during the afternoon.'
The court room was crowded to suf
focation yesterday when ex-Governor
i:i;ck rose to sum up for the defense.
After a general defense of Molineux,
whom he declared the prosecution had
utterly failed to connect in any way
with the death of Mrs. Adams Black
passed to a scathing deimnciatiou of
Harry Cornish, to whose guilt, and not
that of Molineux, he declared every cir
cumstance in the case directly pointed.
a Mason Liberated.
Cambridge. Mass., Nov. 11. At the
hearing today Alan (. Mason, held
for the murder of Clara A. Morton, at
Waverly. was discharged from cus
tody. George Perry, the negro held
as a- witness, was charged with Mis:s
NORTHERN PACIFIC ANSWER
FILED IN SUPREME C0UBT
Washington, 1). C. Nov. 11. The
answer of the Northern Pacific Rail
way company to the bill of complaint
of the state of Washington in the
ease of that state against the North
ern Securities companv was filed to
day in the I'nited States supreme
court. The brief is signed by General
Counsel liiinn, of the Northern Pacific
company and is a general denial of
"all and all manner of unlawful com
bination and confederacy wherewith
it is charged."
TOWN TO BE ENVIED
Tays Its Mayor Only SO Cents a Tear and
Its Aldermen hut 23 Cen ts
Hoopeston, Ills., No.. 11. Jacob S.
McFcrren. mayor of this city, is per
haps the only mayor in the world who
enjoys the distinction of presiding;
over the destinies of a city of 5.00
people which pays its mayor a salary
of 50 cents a year. Mayor Mc-Ferreu
was the originator of this princely sal
ary system, establishing the prcedent
When he was first elected to the office
in 1S77. There are four aldermen who
draw on the city treasury for 23 centd
each per annum.
The city has never had a saloon, has
many miles of paved streets, eight
churches, five schools, electric lights
and a $100,000 waterworks plant.
Mayor McFcrren is an Ohion by birth
who came to this city in 1S72. He i
the head of the First National bank,
and one of the wealthiest men in this,
part of the state. He has liought am
presented to the city a $0,000 piece of.
property for a park.
American Hankers Meet
New Orleans, La., Ncv. 11. Thcf
American Rankers association began
its annual meeting here today.
Crown Prince. In t'elora-i v Z3
Colorado springs,, Colo., "-Xu y,. It'.-..
Th" crown prince of Siaua &rxl 'jp.irt.v
arrived here yesterday and took In lha
sights of the Pike's Peak region, visit
ing Palmer Park, the Garden of tho
Gods and Manitou.
Poultney Bigelow Ilrealis a Hone,
Munich, Bavaria, Nov. 11. Poultney
Bigelow, the author, was thrown from
bis horse yesterday and broke his col
lar bone, while bunting with the o Hi
rers of the garrison.
flare Bobbers Get fiiJOO.
Sioux Falls, S. D., Nov. 11. Robbers
blew open the safe of the Thompson,
Lumber company at Bancroft, S. D-,
and secured $2,500.