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VOL.. L.II. NO. 44.
ROCK. ISL.AJND. IXL... TUESDAY, DECEMBER , 1902.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
The Joint Hostility of
Britain and Germany
Claim That Castro Has
Loftily Ignored the
Great Powers. .
London, xJec. 9. One of the largest
English creditors of Venezuela in
formed the Associated Press today
that the ultimatums of Great Britain
and Germany had 72 hours limit, and
therefore will expire Wednesday. The
foreign office, while not denying the
correctness of this statement-, inti
mated tonight that the period is lia
ble to extension. There are some in
dications of possible settlement,
though apparently nothing definite
has yet been decided.
Caracas. Doc. 9. The British minis
ter, W. IL I. Haggard, and the Ger
man charge d'affaires. Von Pilgrim
Baltazzi, left Caracas at 3 p. m. yes
terday for LaGuaira, win re they went
on board cruisers of their respective
countries, and both legations have been
London, Dec. 9. Great Britain and
Germany have presented ultimatums
to Venezuela, which will be followed
up by the se'zure of the customs un
less a satisfactory settlement Is forth
coming within a brief period. The
ultimatums have a time limit, but the
exact date cannot be ascertained here.
The foreign office states, with regard
to the time limit: "It is a reasonable
time in which Venezuela can satisfy
the injured government. Both notes
are practically Identical, although the
amount of th claims differ. The notes
merely reiterate the continued disre
gard by the Venezuelan government of
all our representations, specify our
claims, and demand immediate action
on the part of President Castro's gov
ernment in connection therewith."
ir the Ultimatum Is Defied.
Should the British ultimatum meet
with a hostile reception the British
minister. W. II. I. Haggard, has been
instructed to go aLoard a British war
ship; or, if that is impracticable, to go
into the neighboring British colony.
The foreign office, however, does not
appear to anticipate such a contin
ency; or, indeed, does it look forward
to any startling development within
the next few days. Premier Balfour's
announcement in the house of com
mons is regarded as merely the
obvious culmination to the situation.
Cot Off from Caracas.
The Associated Press correspondent
learns that acompllcatlngcircumstance
has arisen In the Inability of the for
eign office to communicate with Min
ister Haggard. The officials here be
lieve that he still is in Caracas, but
owing to the reported break of the ca
ble they are ignorant as to what steps
he is taking or what the Venezuelan
government intends to do. The foreign
office is hourly awaiting important dis
patches from' Caracas, but up to this
writing none has arrived. While the
government is rather worried at Its
inability to get an answer from Min
ister Haggard serious alarm is not felt,
especially as Inquiries have revealed
the fact that the A'enezuelan represen
tatives are in a similar situation.
WHY THK BRITISH ARB MO VINO
Because Venezuela Simply Ignore Their
The foreign office says: "There is
not the slightest desire to coerce Ven
ezuela, and if any answer had been
made to our repeated protests and de
mands no such action as now taken
would have been proceeded with. It
was the persistent and insulting dis
regard to all representations which
compelled us to move.. It Is now too
late in the day for anything but pure
ly diplomatic arrangements for the
satisfaction of our injuries. When the
fleets hare assembled there is scarcely
time to deal with bankers, and a finan
cial settlement should have been sug
gested long ago and would have been
welcomed by both Germany and our
selves. However, any lona fide propo
sition will receive careful attention."
Caracas, Dec. 9. The Venezuela
press publishes an open letter from
President Castro on the imbroglio with
Great Britain and Germany. In this
communication President Castro says:
"Foreign cablegrams relate that cer
tain foreign nations, among them Great
Britain and .Germany, have", allied
themselves, together to carry out acta
Take a Gang That Was Preparing to
Assassinate King Vic
Rome, Dec. 9. Thirteen anarchists
were arrested near Spezia last night
after a desperate struggle. The po
lice surprised them at a meeting while
they were in the act of taking an
oath to assassinate King Victor
One anarchist and one policeman
were severely wounded.
THE LAST SAD CEREMONY
OF FORMER SPEAKER REED
Portland, Maine, Dec. 9. Simple
but impressive services consisting of
music, scripture reacting, prayer and
a brief eulogy were held over the re
mains of Former Speaker Reed at the
First Parish Unitarian church, in this
city, today. The edifice was throng
ed with a distinguished assemblage
which included the governors of
Maine and Massachusetts, represen
tatives of the Loyal Legion,
several Grand Army. posts, members
of the bar, city officials and delegates
from nearly every political organiza
tion in the stale of Maine. The day
was one of mourning throughout the
Many places of business closed dur
ing the afternoon. The body was de
posited in the vault at Evergreen cem
etery to await burial in the spring.
UNIONS AGAINST THE MILITIA
Ideutenant In the Indians Guard Forced .
to Resign by the Press Feeders j
Indianapolis, Dec. 9. The deter
mined fight which organized labor is
making against the enlistment of any
of its members in the state militia
was emphasized Sunday, when notice
was given of the resignation of Sec- j
ond Lieutenant George Cook, of Elk-
hart, because of pressure brought up
on him by the Press Feeders' union, of
which he is a member. Lieutenant
Cook has been a member of the Na
tional Guard for several years, ond
was recently recommended for promo
tion. David Kennedy, an organizer for
the American Federation of Labor, re
cently has addressed the unions In
many towns and advising against en
listments of laboring men. The un
ions, as a rule, have passed by-laws
fnr conformity "Willi ' hTir speecho. and
there have been many withdrawal.-
from the militia.
DROWNED THUG IDENTIFIED
Milwaukee's Hold-Vp Seems to Hare Been
Distinguished In Bis
Milwaukee, Dec. 9. The robber who
met a tragic death by drowning In the
lake after holding up a saloon and its
occupants was Identified at the morgue
as a man with a long criminal career,
known to the police as "Mysterious
Jim." He is said to have received a
sentence of fifteen years In Iowa for
shooting a conductor in a train hold
up. He got two years in Sheboygan for
a hold-up and was arrested here twelve
years ago and sent to prison for anoth
er hold-up. He ia aid always to have
worked alon and to have been willing
to shoot on the slightest provocation.
PASSES AWAY IN INDIANA
Washington, Ind., Dec. 9. Representative-elect
Aikman Carnihan, re
publican, of the Second Indiana dis
trict, died last night.
cf violence ana aggression against
Venezuela, and their manner of obtain
ing the resumption of the payment of
Interest on the public debt was to be
suspected as a consequence of the rev
olution that I lately crushed.
"Notwithstanding the official char
acter of this news I refuse to believe
It, because it is inconceivable that na
tions which entertain cordial and
friendly relations with Venezuela
should prefer to resort to force rather
iuiu iuuun ii uiiiumuiiv: I'liiu, trr- ,
peclally when the supposed difference
comes fully within the jurisdiction of ,
our laws, which are based on the pfln-'
ciple of justice, which together with
the other attributes of authority I have
just redeemed. ' j
"Had Venezuela refused to fulfill her
fiscal engagements, and had Justice 1
and diplomacy exhausted their re-'
sources. against such an attempt, only
then could such extreme acts be ex
pected, but this will never happen."
President Castro explains that his gov
ernment has not Increased the debt of
Venezuela and that he paid all that
was ordered during the revolution, in
cluding the German and other railroad
freight charges occasioned by the
transportation of troops.
Fimou Pacer Dan Patch Sold.
Minneapolis, Dec. 9. M. W. Savage,
of the Internationa1. Stock Food com
pany, has bought Dan Patch, the fa
mous pacer, of ML E. Strurgls, of New
York, for $00,000. M. E. McIIenry,
who has driven the horse many a fast
mile and scored 1:59V with him, has J
signed a contract with Savage to
handle the horse for the racing seasons
of 1903-94. 1
Witness Before the Anthracite
Strike Board Says the Com
pany Is a Mathematician.
TOO FRESH LAWYER CALLED DOWN
Referred to the President as Teddy
and General Wilson Objected
Testimony in Brief.
Scranton, Ta., Dec. 9. Almost the
entire time of yesterday's sessions of
the coal strike commission was taken
up by the mine workers In presenting
their side of the controversy with G.
B. Markle & Co. The miners placed
witnesses on the stand who gave tes
timony to show that the company re
fused to . employ them because they
belonged to the union, and had evicted
them from their houses for the same
cause; that the docking system was In
tolerable; that the question of the men
getting the 10 per cent, in wages
granted as a result of the 1900 strike
is much in doubt, because the men do
not know how the company is figur
ing it out (the price of powder enters
into the computation of the increase),
and that the size of the mine cars has
Increased, but the wages have not.
. Two Women on the Stand.
Two Hungarian women, one of them
the mother of the boy who testified
on Saturday, were placed on the stand
and told how the Markle company de
ducted house rent from the last wages
of their husbands who were killed in
the mines, aud how the company at
tempted to get them to sign a paper
which would absolve the Markles from
damages for the death of the men.
The women also confirmed the story
told by the breaker boy that the chil
dren had to work without pay until
the debt owed by the dead fathers was
Markles Said To Be Figure rm.
The 10 per cent, increase granted in
1900 was not a straishtout raise in
wages, but instead a 2V4 per cent, in
crease and a reduction in powder of
7 per cent., making the net increase
In earnings 10 per cent., which the
miners' claim is not being paid by the
Markle company through some way
of figuring they do not underctand,
and no one in the room could satis
cosr or living has increased
Testimony Olren by Men Who Know
Gen. Wilson Objects to Familiarity.
J. W. Rittcnhouse, secretary of the
Retail Grocers association, which does
a large business among the mine work
ers, then took the stand and under the
examination of John J. Murphy, of
Scranton, gave the prices for neces
saries of life, such as eggs, butter,
meats and provisions, for 1900, 1901
and 1902. The increase in prices
ranged frdm 15 to 78 per cent, making
the general average for groceries about
30 per cent, higher than those of two
years ago. Two years ago, where it
cost a family $17.61 a month for all
the necessaries of rife it now took
$22.94 to purchase the same articles.
Notwithstanding the increase in wages,
he said, the ability of the mine work
ers to pay their grocery bills has not
Improved. His figures were made' up
of those quoted by twenty-five mer
chants in the upper coal fields.
John D. Hughes, the Scranton man
ager for Armour & Co., gave the whole
sale prices for all meats, comparing
them with the prices prevailing In 1900
and 1901. He presented a large mass
of figures, all- of which showed that
the prices of meats of all kinds have
increased 23.2 per cent, over the prices
Ira II. Burns, lawyer of the Inde
pendent operators, took Hughes in
charge, and brought forth an objection
from General . Wilson. Burns said:
"Don't you know that the rise in prices
of meats was due to the meat trust?"
"Witness: "I don't know of any
"Purns: "Do you agree with what
'Teddy' Roosevelt says about the
Witness: "I believe in some of it."
Before the witness could finish his
answer General Wilson Jumped up
and with indignation said: "Mr. Chair
man, I object to any person before
this board referring to the president
of the United States in that manner."
This caused a flurry, but Burns calm
ly replied: "He sometimes calls him
Chairman Gray remarked: "I think
the objection Is well taken." to which
Burns replied, "Well, we will call him
president of the United States."
The last witness of the day was
Charles Holferty, another Markle em
ploye, who was evicted along with
twelve other men. He said that each
one of the evicted men was at one time
or another on a grievance committee
which called on the company to ad
just differences. The witness said that
John Mnrkle's reason for not employ
ing him was because he had commit
ted criminal acts. The witness denied
this, and added that there was no
reason for it, because the company
did not attempt to start up.
Commissioner Parker asked the wit
ness if Markle paid any attention to
the grievance committees, and the wit
ness replied: "lie always listened, but
that's all the further the matter-, ever
went" 1 -
BY COAL COMPANY
Miner Tells of Corporation's Inhu
manity In Time of Suffering
Scranton, Dec. 9. At. today's ses
sion of the strike commission Henry
Coll, a miner formerly employed by
theMarkle company, told how his fam
ily, including his mother-in-law, aged
100, was setoutontheroad with house
hold goods. He gave a graphic de
scription of how he was injured many
times in the mines and says the com
pany gave him nothing until after the
other employes took up a collection
for him. Then he was given $.-o after
being on the injured list for two
yeursl The compunj' took out of this
collection the reut he owed.
Coll said only the rent he owed was
for the months during the strike. The
day on which they were evicted was
rainy. His wife was sick and her 100-year-old
mother was blind and unable
to walk. He took them to Hazleton,
seven miles away, and placed them in
a cold, damp empty house.
His wife became worse and died.
He was burying her yesterday.
All the commissioners and many of
those in the court room were much
affected by the miner's story. No one
cared to cross examine, and Judge
Gray said: "That's an, Mr. Coll, and
that s enough." I
WEATHER MODERATING WEST.
BUT VERY COLD IN EAST
Chicago, Dec. 9. The cold wave has
i moderated generally throughout the
: west and central sections. Indica
tions point to continued moderation
except in the extreme northwest,
where another cold wave is develop
New York. Dec. 9. The coldest
weather of the winter prevailed t
day throughout the state. The ther
mometer ranged from 8 above in this
city to 30 below at Saratoga. There
was much suffering in many towns,
especially among the"joor because of
the scarcity of coal.
FREAK OF TEE MISSOURI
Concludes to Change Its Course and Leave
Nebraska City Dry Enough for
Nebraska City, Neb., Dec. 9. The
Missouri river suddenly changed Its
channel Friday night, leaving this
city three miles from the river, which
formerly flowed at its very door. The
Burington railroad bridge was in dan
ger of being left spanning dry land,
but was saved by the heavy stone em
bankment. The suddenness of the
change was the greatest in the history
of the river. tA dark Friday night no
indication of the coning change was
By daylight Saturdjiy morning a
large flat three mil -wide by five
miles long was between the city and
the water. The pumping station for
the waterworks is without connection
with the river, and a heavy force of
men are at work laying new intake
pipes to the current of the river.
The situation is becoming serious.
The electric light plant has been forced
to close down and every manufactur
ing establishment in the city will have
to close today unless relief is secured.
CONTRACT OF NO CONSEQUENCE
Suicide Clause In Life Insurance Policies
Not Worth the Paper It Is
Washington, Dec. 9. The United
States supreme court has affirmed the
opinion of the circuit vourt of appeals
in the case of the Knight Templars'
and Masons' Life Insurance company
vs. Rosa B. Jar man. The case Involved
the validity of the suicide statute of
Missouri, of 1S79, providing that sui
cide shall not be a defense against
the payment of a life Insurance pol
icy. The policy involved was upon the
life of John P. Jnrnian, husband of
Mrs. Rosa Jarman, who while Insane
took his life, in Grulidy county. Mo.,
in 1S9S. The decision," of the court sus
tained the law and held the company
liable for the amouat of the policy,
regardless of the fact that the policy
contained a clause for the avoidance
of the policy in case of suicide "wheth
er voluntary or involuntary, sane or
War Against a Telephone Company.
Jackson, Mich., Dec. 9. A new
pi vise of the row between the rival
telephone companies here to the acfive
participation of fhe business men. The
associated coal dealers have agreed
to order out their Bell telephones and
the boss paper hangers, or most of
them, have taken similar action. The
Bell company la In.-a .ipht with the
Trades Council In regard to the em
ployment of union linemen, and there
is a strong sentiment favoring a single
Alfred Moueley Says We DoThings
Industrial Better Here
SUCCEED WHERE BEITISHEES FAIL
Remarks to the National Civic Feder
ation Archbishop Ireland Talks
on Labor Matters.
New York, Dec. 9. One of the
speakers at the meeting of the Nation
al Civic Federation yesterday was Al
fred Moseley, who explained how he
came to bring a delegation of British
workingmen to the United States. When
in South Africa he had found that
United Statesan engineers had succeed
ed in mining operations where British
engineers had failed, and a later vis
it to the United States had convinced
him that United Statesan business
methods were In advance of those of
the old country. One of the reasons
of this, he said, was the adoption by
manufacturers here of piece work, and
another the encouragement offered to
brains and Initiative.
His Views on 8horter Hours.
There is :iot that close touch be
tween the English manufacturers and
his workmen that there Is here. Add
ed to this Is the improved machinery
and the kna?k of getting more out of
it than they do on the other side. As
to shorter hours Moseley was of the
opinion that to secure the eight-hour
day the movement must be universal.
Restriction of output, he said, could
not be permitted. The speaker de
clared himseif against the loycott, in
favor of the freedom of a man to sell
his labor to whom he desired and the
organization rf both capital and labor.
Not Afraid of Trusts.
There were other things besides the
question of consumption to be consid
ered in connection with the movement
for shorter hours. Among them were
freight rates and money exchange. As
to the trusts, he said, that personally
he did not distrust them.
TALK HT ARCHBimOP IRELAND
Establishment of Industrial Peace
Task as Great a Any Exiting.
Archbishop Ireland made an address
in which he said the year almost gone
had confirmed the originators of the
Civic Federation in their conviction
that they were engaged in a great and
salutary work, that of striving to bring
together, to put face to face, capital
und labor, so that the one would under
stand the rights of the other, so that
one would be willing to perform its
own duty toward the other, and that
in this manner industrial peace should
be made to reign over the country.
"No greater task today," he contin
ued, "would be given to a minister of
Christ's gospel than to contribute in
some little way to establish this reign
of industrial peace. It is not surpris
ing that there are arising disputes and
collisions. Humanity is entering into
a new period of development,-and all
development, and all develop
ment and all growths in a
being, whether physical or mor
al, originate with feeling of un
easiness, and in sentiment that new
conditions have been brought around,
and that the moment has come for a
"The conditions which confront us
far from being discouraging are real
ly such as to give us hope and comfort
such as to bring ue to seek out solu
tions witlf all the hopefulness of ap
proximate victory. Labor, In its effort
to secure for itself a just and reason
able proportion ot the wealth that it
and capital together are creating, nec
essarily for the time being comes some
what into conflict with capital. And
what seems at present to threaten
somewhat public peace, and to arrest
somewhat the growth of prosperity. Is
but a precursory sign of greater social
happiness, and of greater social wealth.
"It is not at one meeting, it is not
in one year that all these great prob
lems can be solved. At the same time ;
We must feel sure that a solution Is !
coming. Humanity has sufficient mind!
and has sufficient good will to settle all
matters In which it is Itally interest
ed. The Civic Federation In bringing;
representatives of the different classes
together has adopted the proper method
of bringing about a settlement."
BANDIT IN WISCONSIN
ATTACKS A STAGE DRIVZR
Ciwi lU'.y. is.. rt . . -The stage
drivti tMrrji'-g the from Shaw-
ari" to tlr -en Bay was held up yes
terday afternoon by a lone bandit. It
Is not known at present how much
valuable mail was contained In the
pouches. The robber disappeared in
Malmun sikiuIk OA ilie .MierMT.
Mexico. Mo., Dec. 9. Charles Stew
art. Mho has become insane, has forti
fied himself in the second-story of his
house near here, and armed with a
shotgun is holding Sheriff James and
a "osse of citizens at bay. He has
c. ..en his family from the house, and
whew any one approaches he fires. So
far no one has been wounded.
Price of Bread at London Raised.
London, Dec. 9. The price of bread
win raised 1 cent per loaf in the east
end of Lond-jn yesterday, thu intensi
fying the distress of the person who .
are out of work. I
ATLANTA HAS A
SEVERE FIR.E LOSS
Business 7-Iouses Aggregating Half
a Million In Value
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 9. Fire this
morning destroyed the Snook & Aus
tin company furniture store, the Nor
cross office building, the Jacobs com
pany drug store and the C. II. Rose
company's liquor house and Williams
There was no loss of life as far as
known. The damage is estimated at
half a million.
New Westminster, B. C, Dec 9. A
large portion of the business section
of this city is burning. Several ex
plosions have occurred.
ALL DOUBT IS DISPELLED
AS TO FATE OF THE CELTIC
SauU Ste. Marie, Dec. 9. All doubt
as to the fate of the barge Celtic,
commanded by Capt. Jeffrey, of De
troit, and carrying a crew of eight
men, which broke away from the
steamer Reynolds on Lake Huron in
the big gale Nov. 30, was settled today
when the news was received from
Thessalon, Ontario, that life boats,
papers and a quantity of the wreck
age from the Celtic had come ashore
HOUSE HONORS REED
Adjourns After Adopting a Minute la
Memory by Che Dead Statesmen
Washington, Dec. 9. The house, yes
terday paid a remarkable tribute to
the nmnory of ex-Speaker Thomas B.
Reed. For the house to take action on
the death of a former member had
oniy three precedents in its history,
namely, on the occasions of the death
of Benton, Blaine and Alexander Step
hens, when the house adopted resolu
tions and adjourned out of respect to
It was decided to follow these prece
dents in the case of Reed. The chap
lain at the opening of the session paid
a feeling reference to the death of the
ex-speaker. Nobusine--s was transacted
beyond the formal rt-'iing of two mes
sages from the president and an ar
rangement to postioiie the special or
der the London dock bill.
Then Sherman of New York rose
announced the death and offered an
appropriate minute to be entered on
the record. He made a very brief
address and the question being put on
adoption the vote was unanimous and
the house adjourned.
Farmer Attacked by an Eagle.
Ilarrisburg. Ills., Dec. 9. William
Boatright.a farmer who livesrten miles
west of this city, while going through
the woods was attacked by a large
eagle and he was considerably bruised
and bitten. The bird then started to
fly, but the brush was so thick and
Its wings so large it could not rise.
Boatright quickly grabbed it aud held
it till his brother came to his assist
ance, when they tied it and carried it
home. The bird measured eight feet
and one Inch from tip to tip.
Teachers Excursion Is Oft
Terre Haute, Ind., Dec. 9. The
city school board has declared on the
proposed two days' excursion to Chica
go for the public school teachers to
visit the schools and art galleries in
that city. The teachers, who had been
practically unanimous in favor of the
excursion, voted 134 to CS against it
after the local merchants raised the
objection thnt public servants should
not do anything that would divert
Christmas trade from the home stores.
To Help a Hero's Family.
Laporte, Ind., Dec. 9. A movement
has started at Westville to raise a
testimonial fund for the father and
mother and sister of Wesley Rein
holds, aged 15 years, who was mur
dered while protecting the treasure in
trusted to his care. The father of the
boy is mentally incapable of caring for
himself, and the family Is In a position
to appreciate the benefaction of the
public. It Is desired to make the move
ment national in scope.
Memorial for a Club Woman.
Kalamazoo. Mich.. Dec. 9. The
movement to establish a memorial for
the late Luciuda II. Stone, of. Kala
mazoo, "mother of women's clubs," Is
meeting with great success according
to reports received. All the women's
clubs In the state are contributing in
one way or another. It is said that the
larger proportion of the $3,000 which
the Michigan federation at Its last
meeting voted to raise Is already in
Brakemen Badly Crashed.
noward City, Mich., Dec. 9. II.
Hamilton, a brakeman on the Grand
Rapids and Indiana road, had his leg
badly crushed here while he was side
tracking a car of lumber which shift
ed, catching him between the cars.
The lumber had to be unloaded before
he was released.
Will Retain HU Jon. .
Allegan. Mich., Dec. 9. A Washing
ton dispatch announces that Represent
ative Hamilton has recommended the
reappointment of Postmaster Edwy C.
Reid. There was some hot opposition
to Reid, but it has been known for
months that he was to be reappointed.
Miner Drops a Box of
Dynamite With Disas
FOUR KILLED OUTRIGHT
While Ten Are Injured
Accident Occurs in
Wilkesbarre, Dec. 9. Four men
were killed and 10 injured by the ex
plosion of a box of dynamite in one
of the mines of the Lehigh & Wilkes
barre Coal company at South Wilkes
Dropped Box of Dynamite.
Phillips, in lifting a box of dyna
mite weighing 50 pounds from the
cage, let it slip from his hands to the
ground. The concussion exploded the
dynamite ami '0 men in the immedi
ate vicinity were hurled in all direc
tions. The mine has the reputation of be
ing the most gaseous in the entire
region. It was reported the gas had
exploded and a score of miners were
killed. Fortunately the gas did not
After Damp Interrupts Keecoe.
The rescuing party v having great
difficulty in reaching the part of the
mine where, the explosion occurred,
owing to the accumulation of after
damp. "ME. DOOLEY" IS MARRIED:
CEREMONY IN NEW YORK
New York, Dec. 9. Finley Peter
Dunne, author of "Dooley," and Mrs.
Margaret Abbott, formerly of Chica
go, were married here today.
Well Known Mining Man Dead.
Helena. Mont., Dec. 9. W. Busk
ett, one of the best known mining men.
In the northwest, died early yesterday
at St. John's hospital, where he had
been confined for the past five days
with heart trouble. He was 73 years
old and had lived in Montana since
the early 70's.
Infected Animals To Be Destroyed.
Washington, Dec. 9. The secre
tary of agriculture has sent Instruc
tions to Dr. Salmon, of the bureau of
animal Industry, who is personally su
perintending the work of fighting the
foot and mouth disease epidemic in
New England, to destroy all animals
" Public Health Association.
New Orleans, Dec. 9. Three hun
dred delegates and visitors to the
thirtieth annual convention of the
American Public Health association
and constituent bodies are in New Or
leans. The programme of business and
entertainment will extend over five
Natural Gas In Montana.
Livingston, Mont., Dec. 9. Much ex
citement has been caused here over the
discovery of a natural gas well in coal
measures two miles west of this city.
The well apparently Is of great pro
portions. The gas Is declared by min
ing men to be of superior quality. The
country is being staked off in every di
rection. Found Dead la a Cornfield.
Sterling. Ills., Dec. 9. Bernard Mc-
Cormlck.the well known citizen of this
city, who disappeared four days ago,
was found dead in a cornfield near
here Sunday. He had evidently been
frozen to death.
Two Women and a Man Killed.
Toronto, Can., Dec. 9. Maud
j nughes, Gertrude Harner and Harry
' Brady, while on theirway from church,
' were struck by a train at Grimsby sta
tion and killed.
Senate Committee Agrees,
Washington, Dec. 9. The senate
-committee on appropriations yesterday
agreed to report the house resolution
appropriating $50,000 for the anthra
cite coal strike commission.
Favorite Color la Paris.
The favorite color in Paris millinery
la the new cerise in a rather paler shade
than of yore. This is mixed with red
dish pinks, which form a veritable
study in color. But such a shade la
not universally becoming, and for more
general wear there are delightful green
and bine mixtures, with dashes of yel
low. In bearer, made up into large
toques or small hats, the only decora
tion being a glace rosette or some silk
tassels. ' . -i . -