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VOIi. MI. NO. 38.
ROCK ISLAND, IM,., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1902.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Second Day of National
Law Makers Taken
WHICH 'IS DULY F.EAD
Several Judicial Nomi
nations Sent to the
The president's message read in
the houses of congress toda3 appears
complete on page 6. Kd. Argus.
Washington, Dec. 2. Immediately
after the journal in the senate was
read Senator-elect Ii. A. Alger, of
Michigan, was sworn in. The presi
dent's message was then rend.
The house met at noon and after
routine business the president's mes
sage was read. In both the house
and senate the members displayed
great, interest in the reading of the
message. But few democrats were in
the senate when the reading began.
Chairman Hull, f the house com
mittee on military affairs, today in
troduced a bill on the lines recom
mended by Secretary Boot, for a gen
eral staff of the army.
"omlaatlODi for Federal Jadceh
The nominations of Oliver Wendell
Holmes, of Massachusetts, as associ
ate justice of the supreme court;
Frank M. Wright, of Illinois, judge of
the court of claims, and Solomon II.
I'ethea. district attorney for northern
Illinois, were sent to the senate to
day. . -
Senator Cullom today introduced a
bill to amend the Sherman anti-trust
law. It prohibits interstate com
merce in articles produced by trusts
under ' heavy penalties "for violations.
OX TRAIL OF T1IK TEl'STS.
AVhere Statesmen Are Camped, lint Ques
tion Is What Will They Accomplish.
Washington, Dec. 2. The- senate
Tins iu session twelve minutes yester
day, the first day of the session, an
adjournment until today being taken
out of respect to the memory "of the
late Senator McMillan, of Michigan.
The custom ot placing Cowers on the
desk of senators on the opening day of
a session is one which long has been
followed, but the display yesterday
was admittedly the most magnificent
of any that heretofore have been seen.
The absence of lie v. Dr. Milburn, the
blind chaplain, was particularly no
ticed. His place was taken by Rev.
J. F. Frettymau, of Washington. No
business was transacted beyond that
Speaker Henderson's Reception.
In the house Speaker Henderson re
ceived a cordial reception as he as
sumed the gavel, but beyond this there
was no 'demonstration. The proceed
ings werepurtly perfunctory. A num
ber of bills were introduced in the
house affecting commercial combina
tions, but none was an administration
measure. Several had been shown to
Attorney General Knox, but he neither
approved nor disapproved any of the
proiwsed measures. It is expected that
when the judiciary committee takes the
bills up, Knox will be invited to state
his views. A joint resolution offered
by II- C. Smith of Michigan proposes
an amendment to the constitution con
ferring on congress power to define,
regulate, prohibit and dissolve trusts,
Hepburn's Trnst-Flghting Hill.
Hepburn of Iowa, chairman of the
committee on commerce. Introduced a
bill appropriating $.100,000 to be ex
pended und'T the direction of the at
torney general in the employment of
special counsel and agents of the de
partment of justice to conduct proceed
ings, suits and prosecutions In the en
forcement of the Sherman anti-trust
law. A bill Introduced by Snook of
Ohio aims at t-ecuring evidence in such
suits, and provides that no one shall
be excused from testifying. All meas
ures on this subject were referred to
the committee on judiciary.
CONTEST OTEB THE TERRITORIES
Begins as Soon as the Disputants Oet an
Opportunity to Talk.
Washington, Dec. 2. The contest
over the omnibus statehood bill began
as soon as the Benate adjourned yes
terday. There was a conference held
at once in Senator Hale's committee
room, attended by Allison, Aldrich,
Hale, Piatt' of Connecticut, Cullom,
Lodge, Hanna and Beveridge, the lat
ter the chairman of the. committee on
territories. These gentlemen repre
sented the Republicans who are op
posed to the omnibus bill admitting
Oklahoma New. MexlcoL and Arizona.
"Weather Bureau Announces Radi
cal Decline in Tempera
ture. Washington, Dec. 2. The weather
bureau has issued the following bulle
tin: v "A cold wave, will overspread
the districts west of the Mississippi
tonight and Wednesday. In the cen
tral valleys and in the southern rain.
Snow in the northern districts will be
followed Wednesday by a decided fall
jn temperature. In the lake region
northeast winds with snow will be
followed Wednesday and Wednesday
night by colder and clearing weath
er." and who It is understood ravor a bill
admitting Oklahoma only. The friends
of the omnibus bill were also active,
and claim to have the names of fifteen
Republican senators pledged to sup
port the omnibus bill.
The principal part of the discussion
was on the forthcoming report of the
committee oa territories. Beveridge
briefly outlined the main- features of
the prospective report, from' which it
was gathered that the majority would
be strongly adverse to the admission
of either Arizona or New Mexico. The
senators at the conference expressed
the opinion that If the conditions were
as shown by the testimony as given
by Beveridge, then it would be un
wise to admit either New Mexico or
Arizona. The admission of Oklahoma
and Indian Territories found consider
able favor, though no conclusion was
Later In the afternoon there was
a conference In Beveridge's committee
room, attended by the Republican mem
bers of the committee supposed to be
opposed to the omnibus bill. Other
senators also called during the day and
discussed the question. The Republic
ans who are making the fight for the
omnibus bill are under the leadership
of Quay and Elklns. If fifteen Re
publicans are for the omnibus bill they
and the Democrats can pass it.
BILLS OF NOTABLE IMPORTANCE
Michigan Man Has a Free List Chicago
River Virginia's Constitution.
Washington, Dec. 2. There were
several measures introduced in con
gress yesterday that are of national
importance to a greater or less degree.
One of these was introduced by Repre
sentative II. C. Smith of Michigan, and
places paints, colors, varnishes, glass
and glassware, metals and manufac
tures, pulps, paper,' books and coal on
the -free list. Another y a Chicago
representative, J. 11. Mann, declares
the Chicago river tunnels are ob
struction to navigation, and orders the
city either to destroy or lower them.
Representative Brownlow introduced
a bill to create In the department of
agriculture a bureau to be known as
the bureau of public roads.
' Taylor, chairman of the house elec
tions committee No. 1, offered a reso
lution yesterday proposing that the
credentials of Representative Carter
Glass of Virginia be referred to his
committee and inquiry made as to
what character of registration lists,
and under color of what constitution
or ordinances such election was held,
and whether at said election the right
of franchise was accorded to all citi
zens of the United States who were en
titled to vote for members of congress
were deprived of any rights.
Theobald Let Down Easy.
WisTnington, Dec. 2. Upon the rec
ommendation of Collet-tor Stranahan
the secretary of the treasury has al
lowed William II. Theobald, a special
employe in- the customs service, to re
sign. Theobald was dismissed iroin
the service last week. He requested
that instead he be allowed to resign
and this request has been granted;
Increase and Outgo Last Month.
Washington, Dec. 2. The monthly
comparative statement of the govern
ment receipts and expenditures how
that for the month of November. 1902,
the total receipts were $43,509,001, and
the disbursements $43,040,257, leaving
a surplus for the month of So.j8.744.
Last year the surplus for November
Total or the Public Debt.
Washington, Dec. 2. The monthly
statement of the public debt shows
that at the close of business Nov. 29,
1902, the debt less cash In the treasury
amounted to $95S,097281, which is a
decrease for the month of $410,440.
Immigration Commissioners Confer
Washington, Dec. 2. The commis
sioners of immigration stationed at all
of the more important ports of the
country, called together by Comisioner
General Sargent, began a series of con
ferences here yesterday.
STORM WRECKS A HOME
WITH SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES
New Orleans, Dec. 2. A storm
struck this city about daylight and
wrecked the house of Prof. John De
nier, brother of Tony Denier, the
clown, fatally injuring him. Mrs. De
nier was dangerously hurt.
Canneaa Did Not Embexzie.
Marshalltown, la., Dec. 2. N. A.
Carmean,' president of the Car mean
Buggy company, who was arrested on
a charge of embezzlement last week,
was found not guilty at the end of bis
trial yesterday. . .
VENEZUELA TO SETTLE
She Will "Come Down" Before
There Is Any Shooting Done,
Like Boone's Coon.
HAS MADE AN OFFER TO GERMANY
Who Continues, However, to "Grind
Her Knife" Uncle Sam and the
Berlin, Dec. 2. President Castro, of
Venezuela, handed to the German min
Ister at Caracas a written acceptance
of part of Germany's claims, suffi
clently comprehensive to delay tbe
presentation of a joint ultimatum by
Germany and Great Britain, if not ren
dering it altogether unnecessary. It Is
also understood that Great Britain's
demands will be satisfied. Foreign
Secretary von Richthofen and the Brit-
j ish foreign secretary. Lord Ijinsdowue,
i are now in correspondence over Vene
zuela's change of front.
Got Xo Help from Uncle Sain.
xnis government considers that a
peaceful settlement of the questions
in dispute is quite probable, and at
tributes President Castro's yielding to
the fact that he ha become aware
that the United States would not inter
pose any obstacle to the forcible collec
tion of the claims of Germany and
Great Britain. President Castro tried
by every means to keep Great Britain
and Germany apart In discussing the
settlements, intimating or promising
first one thing and then another. Ger
many having entered into a general
agreement with Great Britain to exact
a settlement jointly will not make a
separate agreement. Consequently the
two powers may yet conclude it neces
sary to disregard President Castro's
qualified offers and preseut an ultima
tum to Venezuela.
Cruisers Continue to Fit Out.
The German cruisers Amazone,
Ariadne and Niobe continue fitting out
at Kiel for prolonged absence. The
view in navl quarters is that the cruis
ers will be sent to the West Indies, ir
respective of the Venezuelan affair;
hence it is believed they will sail even
though Prsident Castro may yield.
It Is understood that the squadron will
touch at the Azones and thence go to
St. Thomas, where It will receive Com
modore Scheder's instructions. This is
the commodore's first command prom
ising action beyond routine sea duties.
He is reputed to be a cool, sensible
man. who will do nothing harshly.
Castro Consults with How en.
Caracas, I ee. 2. President Castro
has twice sent for United States Min
ister Bowen during the last few days,
and has had prolonged Interviews with
him, at which the minister of foreign
affairs was present. Both the president
and Bowen refused to be interviewed
on the subject.
AS TO SELIG MAN'S MISSION
Not to Ask a Guarantee of Venezuela by
the United States.
London, Dec. 2. In view of the ap
parent misunderstanding that prevails
in some quarters in the United. States
with regard f Banker Seligman's mis
sion to "Washington, the correspondent
of the Associated Press is authorized
to state that there Is no desire on the
part of the Venezuela delegation that
the United States should offer any guar
antee whatsoever. No suggestion had
been made on its Iteualf, nor is that
idea palatable to the interests which
set the preseut movement on foot.
There was no further motive in the
matter than to acquaint the Washing
ton authorities of the suggested plan
of settlement so that in case any Eu
ropean power in the meantime took
aggressive measures the state depart
ment would be in possession of in
formation regarding Venezuela's inten
tions. Washington, Dec. 2. The state de
partment is perfectly satisfied with
Minister Boweii's neutral attitude re
specting the blockade of the Orinoco
river by the Venezuelan government.
According to the department's informa
tion the minister has not committed
his government to a recognition of the
effectiveness of the blockade, nor has
he made an issue with the Venezue
lan government by refusing to recog
nize the blockade. The state depart
ment has seen no occasion yet to make
that issue, for its reports do not in
dicate that United States commerce
has yet suffered from the blockade. It
is believed that .what are supposed to
be United States vessels plying on
the Orinoco are vessels sailing under
the Venezuelan flag, and are therefore
subject to the laws of the country.
Believed to Have Been Murdered.
Sioux City, la., Dec. 2. Mystery
surrounds the death of William Gill-
lam, of Sioux Falls, who it was
thought committed suicide at Rock
Rapids a few. weeks ago. The coro
ner's jury rendered a verdict that
Gilliam was murdered, but did not find
any clew to the murderers. It Is
thought robbery was the motive for
In Memory of Clem Studebaknr.
South Bend, Ind., Dec. 2. The an
niversary of Clem Studebaker's burial
was made memorable Sunday by his
family presenting to the Epworth hos
pital directors over $50,000, in addition
to other contributions, to pay in full
for a $75,000 hospital building recent
ly completed here.
THAT MAY BE OFF
Consolidation of Indiana Mines Jan
1 Will Not Materialize,
It is Said.
Terre Haute, Ind., Dec. 2. Indiana
coal operators now admit that, al
though j he options on the bituminous
mines of the state run until Jan. 1,
the consolidated company will not be
formed. Wrhen the leading operators
went to New iork recently to com
plete tne deal with the Moore Bros.
ana tne "Hock Island crowd," who
were to nuance tlie enterprise, the
sea re was on in financial circlet and the
failure to form the company then was
announced as due to the fact that the
men who were to have done the finan
cing were too much absorbed protect
ing other interests. -
It now has become known that had
Kthcre been no scare the scheme would
not have gone through for two rea
sons: First, the operators Mere asking
too much for their property; second,
the operators were objecting to the
plan by which they were to accept GO
per cent. In stock which the promoters
were to water to the total of $23,000r
000 and of which the promoters were
to have what was held to be too large
a proportion. Furthermore, the opera
tors were asked to sign a contract not
to enter coal mining again for live
. COWARDLY MURDER
Boy Who Could Not Take a Reprimand Is
Guilty of a Foal Assas
sination. Greenville, Ills., Dee. 2. At Toca
hontas Sunday Albert Ethridge, aged
IS, shot and instantly killed his em
ployer, John Kesner, proprietor of the
Western hotel. The shooting was the
result of a disagreement over some
meat which Kesner had ordered the
boy to get for dinner, and which he
neglected. Smarting under the sting
of the reprimand Ethridge borrowed
a gun from a neighbor, and on the pre
text of going hunting lay in wait for
Kesner at the drug store of C. P.
Springer. Kesner, iu company with
three friends, soon came that way.
Kesner was in the lead.
When within a few feet Ethridge
deliberately raised his gun and fired,
the charge taking effect in Kesner's
head and breast. A posse of citizens
captured and disarmed Ethridge,
and he was Inken in charge by Sheriff
"Wright and brought to Greenville. He
Is sullen, and says that when he saw
Kesner coming across the street he"
made up his mind to kill him. The
coroner's jury held Ethridge to the
km ud jury without Jjail on the charge
SAYS HIS BOY "WAS MURDERED
Father of a Lad Who W as Fatally Injured
on the Foot Ball Team,
Sioux City. Ia., Dec. - 2. Charles
Jordan, of Sioux Falls, whose son, Har
ry Jordan, is dead of an injury re
ceived iu a foot ball game Sept. 25,
has searched for six weeks to find
who caused the fatal injuries in order
to arrest him for murder. Jordan,
who was a member of the Sioux Fails
college team, was fatally injured
when tackled by a player on the Uni
versity of South Dakota team in a
game at Sioux Falls.
The boy's father found that the man
who tackled his son had said before
the game that he was going to "lay
out Jordan," and immediately went to
Vermilion and tried to find out who
tackled the youth, but to no purpose.
Since then he has detained private de
tectives on the case, but they have
DENIAL OF REPORT AS TO
THE ASSASSINATION OF CZAR
Vienna, Dee. 2. The report in cir
culation her yesterday and in the
United States that the czar had been
assassinated is utterly without foun
dation and arose, from a report hav
ing no basis in fact from Berlin that
the shah of Persia had been murder
. There Is Suspicion of Murder.
Dublin, Ind., Dec. . Edward Buisk-
ing was found dead near Gem, Ind. A
post-mortem revealed a fracture at the
base of the skull and a cut on the left
side of the chin. In company with
four young men from Indianapolis
Buisking was out hunting. His gun
lay empty three feet .from his lody.
Murder is suspected and an investiga
tion is being made.
Sale of Property in London.
London. Dec. 1 Kiirllt V-tWO acres
of freehold property In the district of
Kensington, this city, was soia at auc
tion yesterday for $2,S23.000. The
property contains 1,450 residences.
shops and hotels, .the rents ranging
from $10 to 8,00ol per annum. The
name of the pure-baser was not di
Fell Under a Freight Train.
Fort Wayne, Ind., Dec. 2. Norval
Wright, aged 40, formerly of the sta
tion force for the Pennsylvania com
pany in Chicago, fell under a freight
train east of Fort Wayne and his skull
Terrible Rumor at Brussels.
Brussels, Dec. 2. There is an un
confirmed rumor that - the Belgian
6teamer Leopold bas foundered in the
North sea and twenty-eight persons
have been drowsed.
CHIEF OF THE SAINTS
Tells How the Mormons Stand
and Do as to the Plural
NO LONGER A MORMON PRACTICE
Nothing Doing in That Line Sine
1800 lleply to the Ministers'
Salt Lake City, Dec. 2. In an inter
view with the correspondent of the
Associated Press President Joseph
Smith, of the Mormon church, defined
the present position of the church with
respect to polygamy; also the ecclesi
astical position of Apostle Iteed Smoot;
whose candidacy for the United States
senate has resulted in an active cau
paign against him by the Ministerial
Alliance. "The church does not desire
to enter into controversy over this
question," said President Smith, "but
it is anxious that its own people, as
well as the people of the country
should understand its position."
First Question Was a Leader.
"Does the Mormon church solemnize
or permit plural marriages?" President
Smith was asked. "Certainly not," he
replied. "The church does not per-
rorni or sanction or authorize mar
riage in any form that is contrary to
the laws of the laud. The assertion
that prominent Mormons practice
polygamy is evidently made to mislead
the public. Polygamy under the law
is the marrying of a husband or wife
while the legal husband or wife is liv
ing and undivoreed. There is no such
offense committed by sanction of the
Plural Marriage Relation Continues.
"But when the prohibition of lolyg
amy was proclaimed by the president
of the Mormon church there were
many persons who had contracted
plural marriages, and that relation has
been continued in many instances be
cause the men in that position deter
mined not to abandon- their families,
but to care for and provide for them
and educate and cherish their children.
This is erroneously construed as prac
ticing polygamy and creates the im
pression that polygamous marriages are
still permitted in and by the church.
Gives Figures on the Subject.
"It "was ascertained by a careful
census in IS!), when President Wood
ruff issued his manifesto against fur
ther iwlygamous marriages, that there
were-2.451 such families belonging to
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints in the United States. In
May, 1S02, a complete and thorough
inquiry showed that the original num
ber in 1S00 had been reduced 03 per
cent., leaving then only Si7, the great
majority of whom were of advanced
age, and many of them have since de
parted from this life."
REED SMOOT AND TUB SENATE
President Smith Explains the Position of
Mormon Church Dignitaries.
President Smith was asked to de
fine the position of Smoot in the church,
his position as an apostle having been
compared to that of a cardinal or arch
bishop in other churches. "The two
positions are not parallel," President
Smith said. "An apostle or seventy,
er elder, or bishop in the church of
(esus Christ of Latter Day Saints is
usually engaged in some secular voca
tion, or laboring in some capacity for
his daily bread. He is ordained to the
otfice he holis in the priesthood so that
he may act in that calling when re
quired. "He gives his services gratuitous
ly to the church. There are instances,
of course when a man's whole time
is taken up with some church duty
that he receives remuneration there
fore; but as a rule men holding po
sitions in the priesthood are engaged
in secular callings and are men of af
fairs. "Heed Smoot Is a banker, the man
ager of the largest manufacturing in
stitution in this state, and is Interested
greatly in mining operations and other
temporal pursuits. He is recognized
ns a capable and enterprising citizen.
and his position in the church need
not interfere In any way with his serv
ices to the Ktate or the nation in aiy
political officj to which he may be
"It Is not true that he has been put
forward by the church as a candidate
for public oP.icc, but he has the same
right that any other American citizen
enjoys to accept any office to which
his fellow citizens may elect him. Mor
mon church officials have served in con
gress for years and no objection has
been offered on that account.
The objection in the present case Is
without p-bstantial reason or founda
tion." ANOTHER BRIBERY CASE
IS CALLED UP AT ST. LOUIS
St. Louis, Dec. 2. The case of Hen
ry Aieolaus, tne millionaire urewrr
indicted for bribery in connection
with the railway franchise legisla
tion, was called today.
On Trial for Wife Murder.
Boston. Dec. 2. J. Wilfrid Blondln
was placed on trial here yesterday
charged with the muruer of his wife,
whose dismembered body was found
at Chelmsford 'on June 10 lost.
AWARD OF $100,000
IN DAMAGE SUIT
Big Amount Given Against New
York Central Rail
New York, Dec. 2. A verdict for
$100,000 damages was brought in to
day by the jury in the suit of Mrs.
Jennie M. Leys against the New York
Central & Hudson River Railroad
Mrs. Leys husband was killed in the
collision in the company's tunnel in
this city in January last.
ILLINOIS CROP REPORT
FOR MONTH OF NOVEMBER
S. Springfield, 111., Dec. 2. Unseason
ably warm weather prevailed over the
state until the 25th to the 2Gth, when
a change to decidedly cooler occur
red in all sections and the tempera
ture remained in "he vicinity of thi
freezing point fr.vni that- time until
the close of the month. The rainfaii
was ample and well distributed over
the northern anl central districts
throughout th-J liunth, end good, op
portune rains fell in the southern dis
trict during the last decade. The
month, as a whole, was very favorable
for all kinds of farm work, though
in a few localities the ground has
been too dry, and in others too wet,
Wheat is rep.-rted to be in excep
tionally fine cont'i'.ion in the northern
half of the stat? and in fair condition
in the southern. The acreage was
greatly reduced :n the northern and
central districts, due, correspondents
state, partly to fear of Hessian fly,
but mostly to the delay in plowing
and seeding caused by unusual- wet
weather in the fall. In the southern
portion of the state the early sown
wheat is being injv.red to a consider
able extent by the Hessian fly, and
in some counties by rust. The rains
of the latter part of the month, how
ever, seem to have checked the rav
ages of the fly, and, since the rains
occurred, there has been no apparent
increase in the number of fields
where rust has appeared. Late sown
wheat has suffered little injury and
its condition is promising. The acre
age in the southern portion of the
state is about an average. The wheat
is being lightly pastured in many lo
calities and correspondents state that
it is generally in exceptionally good
condition to stand severe winter wea
ther. The condition of rye is everywhere
excellent, but the acreage of this
crop, too, is less than it would have
been had more favirable conditions
for plowing and seeding obtained in
the fall. The work of securing the
corn crop is still in progress, but
nearing completion, and favorable re
ports as to the yield and quality con
tinue. Some of the ears are still soft
and some fodder too damp to shred,
while further slight, injury from
moulding and growing in shock is re
ported in some parts of the northern
and central districts.
Pastures are still green in all sec
tions, affording excellent grazing far
later in the season than usual. Stock
is generally in excellent condition, but
in some scattered localities hog chol
era lias appeareti. in tne extreme
southern portion of the state there is
some uneasiness among the farmers
on account of the swelling of fruit
buds under the influence of the un
usually warm weather.
YATES ADOPTS MEASURES
AGAINST IMPORTING STOCK
Springfield, Dec. 2. Owing to the
prevalence of foot and mouth disease
in the New Kngland states Gov. lates
has issued a proclamation prohibiting
the importation into Illinois of cat
tle and sheep from Vermont, Massa
chusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island,
New York, New Hampshire, New Jer-
sev and Pennsylvania.
HOME RULE FOR DENVER
Begins with Litigation Over the Transfer
of the Funds In One of the
Denver, Dec. 2. Governor Orman
yesterday i4iued a proclamation an
nouncing the passage of the Rush
amendment to the state constitution
abolishing the county of Arapahoe and
creating the city and county of Den
ver and South Arapahoe and Adams
counties. The purpose of this amend
ment is to give this city home rule, the
dual oflices of city and county being
consolidated, but the change will not
be effected without litigation.
City Treasurer Paul J. Sonrs refused
to turn over the funds in his office to
County Treasurer Elder, and Sheriff
Seree refused to surrender his office to
Hamilton Armstrong, chief of police,
who Is the new sheriff of the city and
county. The Municipal League, as
sisted by District Attorney Lindsley,
will Immediately begin proceedings to
enforce the new law.
Be Seared tho Thngs Away.
Tomah, Wis., Dec. 2. The postof
fl.ee at this place was robbed by three
men about 2 a. m. yesterday, who
blew open the safe and escaped withJtlon of live stock was made in this
what stamps it contained, amounting
to about $1,500. The explosion awak
ened Dr. BartelL who lives upstairs In
the building next to the postoffice. He
hunted up the town marshal, who
6cared the robbers away.
Well Known Actress
Killed in Phila
delphia. HOME IN AURORA, ILL.
In Private Life the Wife
of Everett Beck
with. Chicago, Dec. 2. Kate Hassett, the
actress who was shot and killed in
Philadelphia last night, was the wife
of Everett lieckwith, employed by the
road machine manufacturing house
of this city.
Parents Live in tarora
Her parents live in Aurora, 111.,
where her father is a real estate deal
er. Mrs. Beckwith retained her
maiden name on the stage.
They have been married 10 years,
and are said to have been very de
voted. WILL BE COSTLY ORE
Digging the Shaft a Work That Is Costing
No End of Money Owing to
Marquette. Mich.. Dec. 2. The first
few buckets of ore that will be hoisted!
at the Mass mine at Negaunee, for
which property the Cleveland Cliffs
company over a year ago paid $300,-
000, will be worth their weight In gold.
The sinking of the first shaft has al
ready probably been the most expen
sive undertaking in the history of the
Lake Superior district, and the end Is
not yet. It is being sunk through sand,
much of it quicksand. Two powerful
pumps are at work constantly, sucking
up the ooze that boils at the bottom at
the rate of 2.(K)0 gallons a minute.
Two other pumps are kept In readi
ness for instant emergency, which la
quite often, the sand eating away the
valves frequently. Besides the pumps,
five miners on each shift are employed
In filling tho buckets. Their work is
fraught with great danger, the sand
often boiling up suddenly and sending
the men scampering to the ladders for
safety and to prevent being engulfed.
The shaft is now down 130 feet and
must go eighteen feet further before
encountering the ledge of rock which
covers the ore body.
CLARK WANTS A PARDON
Sailor Who Mutined and Has Served Thlr.
ty Years Ask Help of Organized
Labor to Oet Out.
Milwaukee, Dec. 1. The annual con
vention of the International Seamen's
union opened in this city yesterday.
Only routine business was transacted
at the opening session. E. W. Clark,
who has been in prison at Thomaston,
Me., for thirty years, convicted of
mutiny, sent a gavel to be used by the
Accompanying the gift was a letter
asking the convention to seek a pardon
in his behalf. There are thirty-two
delegates present.. Many questions re
lating to the betterment of the sea
men's condition will come up for con
sideration. The delegates are opposed
to a ship subsidy bilL
FATHER-IN-LAW PASSES AWAY
New York, Dec. 2. Salem II. Wales,
father-in-law of Secretary of Wat
Hoot, died this afternoon.
Drew Ills Oon Toward Him.
Hartford, Mich., Dec. 2. Harry Fer
guson, with a party of friends, wentl
from here to Van Auken lake to shoot
ducks. While in the boat he drew his
gun toward him. The trigger caught,
and he received a whole charge of shot'
in his shoulder. His companions had
to row nearly the length of the lake!
and drive five miles before a doctor1
could be reached. He almost bled to'
death and may lose his arm.
Owner Gets the Conscience Watch.
Chicago, Dec. 2. The watch that
was sent to.rollee Lieutenant Rohan
by some person who signed himself
A conscience stricken thief," has been
Identified by Charles Ward, Forty-third
and nalsted streets, as the timepiece
which was stolen from him while ho
was riding on a street car. "I have no
idea who took' the watch," said Ward.
Foot and Mouth Disease.
Littleton, Mass., Dec.1 1. An inspec-
district yesterday by an official of the
state cattle bureau. Altogether thirty
eight head of cattle affected with foot
and mouth disease were found. Prompt
measures. It is announced, will be
taken to stamp out the infection.