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VOLi. LII. NO. 50.
ROCK ISLAND, IL.L,., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1(, 1902.
PRICE TYO CENTS.
Official Announcement as
To England's Course
TO BLOCKADE PORTS
But Will Not Land Brit
ish Troops or Occu
London. Doe. 10. Replying 1o a
ipiestion in the house of commons
today l.'nder Foreign Secretary Cran
borne said no attempt had been made
by Croat Rritain to refer the dispute
with Venezuela to arbitration.
In the house of lords today For
eign Secretary Lansdowne said if the
seizure of Venezuelan gunboats did
not produce the desired effect fur
ther coercive measures would be em
ployed. The matter had been con
sidered in consultation with (icr
many. ami it had been decided to re
sort to the blockade of the ports. It
was not intended to land a I'riti.-di
force and still less to occupy Vene
Outlook Not Krieht
At the foreign office this evening it
was said many difficulties have arisen
in the way of arriving at a basis of
what can be arbitrated in the Vene
zuelan matter and what can be oth
erwise settled. The outlook for a pa
cific settlement of the dispute is not
Italy Makes Her Intention Known.
Washington. Dec. Hi. The Italian
ambassador today called at the state
department and advised Secretary
Hay that Italy had joined the allies
in the operations against Venezuela.
He requested that IIuhpii assume
charge of Italian interests in Venezu
ela, and the secretary granted this
request subject to the approval of
Venezuela. Italy enters the combina
tion on the same plane as to absten
tion from territorial seizures as (ler
many and Great Britain.
nay Wants to Hear.
Failing- to hear from Furope as to
Uoweii's proposal to arbitrate Vene
zuelan troubles. Hay today addressed
cablegrams to the ambassadors at
London, IJerlin and Home, instruct
ing1 them to call the matter again to
the attention of the governments to
which they are accredited, with a
view to securing" an early expression
of opinion from them.
Simple Proposition to Arlitrat
Ht-rlin. Dec. 1. Minister llovvcn's
communication to Germany through
the United States government in be
half of President Castro was received
here yesterday. It was a simple pro
posal to arbitrate the question in
dispute and not accompanied by any
IJerlin, Dec. Id. The German gov
' eminent, has not yet replied to Cas
tro's offer of arbitration, being still
in correspondence with the I.ritish
government on the subject.
Washington. Dec. TO. The South
and Central American diplomatic rep
resentatives here are in a state of
anxiety that finds expression in fre
quent calls at the state department for
information. No less than six minis
ters were aincug Secretary Hay's vis
itors yesterday, although this was not
diplomatic reception day. Secretary
Hay was in conference at the White
House for a short time with the presi
dent yesterday regarding Venezuelan
affairs. Senator Cullom and Repre
sentative Iliit. the heads of the two
committees on foreign affairs of eois
grcss. also t:;w the president, but it
was stated that little attention was
given to Venezuela.
Talk of l'eace at London.
Meantime the most important now
was from London, and was to the ef
fect that there was reason to believe
that orders will be or have been sent
to tin? I'ritish commander in Vene
zuelan waters to take no further ag
gressive action at present, pending a
decision lioing arrived at on the pro
IKisal for arbitration. This pence offer
ciime in the form of a proposal through
the United States government to snl
init the claims of Hritlsb and German
subjects to arbitration, which Ixird
Lansdowne announced later in the day
In the house of lords Is "now under
consideration by the British govern
ment." Venezuela' Reply to .John BulU
The sanie cable stated, that Lans
downe said that since the parlia
mentary paper giving the Veneuelan
correspondence had been Issued the
government hal received from Minis
ter Haggard a cable summary of what
purports to be Venezuela's reply to the
Hritisli ultimatum. Therein Yenezue-
IN RATE ADVANCE
Shown in the Freight Change In
quisition Before the Interstate
Washington, Dec. 16. Investigation
into the advance in freight rates on
grain and grain- products, dressed
meats and provisions from the Mis
sissippi river to Chicago, etc., to New
York and eastern points, governed
by the New York rate, was begun to
day by the interstate commerce com
mission. The testimony showed that
$400,0(10 revenue would be added to
the profits of one road alone by the
contemplated increase. It was claim
ed the advances were justified by the
increased cost of operation.
MACEDONIAN WORKMEN ARE
KILLED BY TURKISH GUARDS
Sofia. Dee. . Advices from the
frontier say 2-1 Macedonian workmen
returning to their own country have
been killed liv the Turkish frontier
guards near Dubnitza.
la' complains that no reparation was
offered by Great Hritain for the land
ing of marines or for the conduct of
the British authorities of Trinidad.
This dispatch closed with saying Ven
ezuela represented that as her treasury
was exhausted it was impossible for
the govtrninent to meet its debts for
the moment, but directly peace was de
clared it would not be necessary to
remind the Venezuelan government of
Item ark on the Monroe Doctrine.
Among senators and representatives
nientary paper giving the Venezuelan
question with President Roosevelt the
situation is regarded as serious, but it
is not generally believed likely that the
United States will become involved in
the controversy. The senate commit
tee on foreign relations made a dec
laration of the Monroe doctrine when
the agitation over the Schomburg line
in Veneuela was intense. The report
was unanimous, and although the sen
ate never took anv action on anv of til''
report, it was declared that the action
of the committee was a notice to for
eign nations, and was sufficiently ef
fective without any vote of the sen
ate. WHAT IT IS A LL A IIOI'T
Parliamentary Paper That Lets Nome
I.IKM on the IMillculty.
London. Dec. Id. a parliamentary
paper giving the correspondents relat
ing io Venezuelan affairs was issued
yesterday afternoon. It begins with a
memorandum which, after recounting
the existing causes of complaint
against Venezuela, including the seiz
ures of I'ritish ships and the protesta
tion against the Venezuelan consul at
Trinidad exacting improper fees for
collecting custom dues for Venezuela
in Trinidad, of which "no notice was
taken by Venezuela." says: "Hesldes
these specific outrages and grounds for
complaint there are causes in which
I'ritish subjects ami companies have
large claims against Venezuela. The
Venezuelan government declined to ac
cept the explanations and assurances
of his majesty's government in regard
to the Han High as in any way modi
fying the situation.
"As a result the position of his ma
jesty's legation at Caracas is ren
dered quite impracticable for diplo
matic purposes, as all representations,
protests and remonstrances now re
main disregarded andunacknowlegcd."
On Aug. 1 the I'ritish minister. Hag
gard, notified Lord Lansdowne that he
had personally presented to the acting
foreign minister a note recording his
formal protest against the "intolerable
conduct of the Veneuelan government,"
stating that unless prompt compensa
tion was paid to the injured persons
he would take the necessary steps to
Haggard concludes: "The minister
accepted the note quietly. His final re
mark was that they were 'used to these
communications.' I said that might be
tin? cusp, but not from Kngland." Hag
gard on Aug. 4 informed Lord Lans
downe that the Veneuelan foreign min
ister has deiinitely stated that "until
the Han High matter is settled satis
factorily to the interests of both na
tions the Veneuelan government cannot
entertain any question on a different
Haggard, on Nov. IT. told Lord
linsdowne that the Veneuelan gov
ernment had reiterated that It consid
ered the Han High question and the
facilities afforded the revolutionaries
by the authorities at Trinidad to be all
important and would express some de
sire for arriving at an understanding
on the subject, adding that Venezuela
"therefore appeals to the sense of fair
ness of the Hritish government."
ROCKEFELLER GIVES MILLION
TO UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
Chicago. Dec. 10. The contribution
of $l.iHO.(Mi0 from .1 (Ii ti D. Rockefeller
to the University of Chicago was an
nounced this afternoon.
Death of Martin J. Owen.
Hlooinington. Ills., Dec. 1;. Martin
J.Owen, a farmer and Republican imli
ticlan. died Saturday, aged 74. His son.
Wesley II. Owen, is representative
elect from this district. Owen served
dtiring the civil war as a sergeant in
the Ninety-fourth Illinois volunteer in
PAY MEN FAIR WAGES
Or Get Out of Business, One Prin
ciple Judge Gray Is Com
IMPORTANT SESSION OF THE BOAED
That Is Investigating the Anthracite
Troubles Killings Favor the
United Mine Workers.
Seranton, Pa.. Dec. Id. The mine
workers, after occupying nineteen days
in presenting about ldu witnesses. prac
tically closed their case before the an
thracite -oal strike commission yester
day afternoon. The afternoon session
was one of the most important sittings
the commission has yet held, because
the question of whether the close rela
tionship of thecoal-carrying roads with
the mining companies shall figure in
the commission's effort to adjust the
controversy tame squarely before the
Decision of Judge Gray.
The decision of the commission, if
Chairman t 'ray's remarks can he no
called, was brielly this: That the com
mission in a general way Is adverse
to widening tee scope of the investiga
tion beyond the terms of the submis
sions of the miners and the operators:
that in carrying on . the investigation
it assumes that the coal companies can
afford to pay fair wages; that if the
coal companies, in presenting their
side of the case maintain that they
cannot afford to give an increase in
wages, then the commission will hear
what the miners have to say on the
ability of the companies to do so, and
that if a business cannot pay fair
wages the employer ought to get out
Miner Depend on Tlii Kviileliee.
These points were brought out dur
ing the two hours consumed by the
miners lawyers reading documentary
evidence, to the whole of which the
coal companies entered specific and
general objections. The mine workers
depended a great deal on the evidence
they had to show that the ooal-earry-fng
railroads control the coal compa
nies and that the railroads charge ex
orbitant and discriminating freight
rat-s. thus greatly decreasing the rev
enues f the mining properties.
LI.OYII STAKTS II IS HEADING
VTith the l'orpop of Proving That Kate
for Coal Carrying Are Fxorbilant.
After Judge ilray had said, in re
lily to a remark by Harrow, th.it the
commission would be adverse to wid
ening the scope of the investigation,
Harrow said: "Still. I take it that the
commission'sauthority is a lhtlebroad
er than that to inquire into the condi
tions here, and anything lhat would
tend to the permanent settlement of
this matter. 1 rather inferred that the
commission would want to know some
thing altout freights and about the con
nection betwten the railroads and the
mine owners. I think it also has di
rect bearing upon this case. At least
one company has pleaded directly that
they cannot afford to pay any more
Lloyd, for the miners, then read a
syllabus of the documents he had to
present, which were numerous and
voluminous, extracted from legislative
and congressional reports, etc. The
first paper Lloyd started to read was
an extract from the first annual re
port of the bureau of statistics of la
bor and agriculture of Pennsylvania.
Wolverton objected to the reading, be
cause it was too remote and had no
bearing on the issues.
Lloyd was, however, permitted to
proceed. He submitted live points in
evidence, as follows: The ownership
by certain railroads of extensive min
ing properties in the anthracite fields;
that men who are directors in one min
ing company are members of boards
of directors of other railroads and
mining companies; joint resistance of
the coal-carrying railroads to the in
dividual operators building an inde
pendent road to carry their product at
reasonable rates; the community of in
terests of the coal-carrying railroads
and their mining companies; constant
acquisition of additional unmined coal
by the coal-carrying railroads.
This brought Lloyd up to the point
where he wanted to show the ex
orbitant freight rates charged by the
companies and a specific objection was
promptly entered by Wolverton. Two
of the commissioners had temporarily
left the court room' and Chairman t'ray
hesitated to make a ruling on the ob
jection, and asked Lloyd to read some
thing else for the time being. At this
suggestion Lloyd began to present evi
dence relating to the profits of the
coal-carrying roads and the mining
companies. He was instantly stopped
by Wolverton. ami then ensued a long
colloquy over the question whether the
freight rates and the profits of the two
classes of companies could be prop
erly heard by the commission.
Chairman fJray did not think so. but
in this colloquy said that If an employ
er could not pay a fair wage he should
quit business. Lloyd seemed to be
satisfied with this view, and in his re
marks to the commission said he would
go no further: that the principle thus
laid down by the commission would
be welcomed by the workingtnen of
the country and set a precedent. If
that principle is carried out no employ
er in the country could, when his prof-
THEY SIMPLY WON'T
Leader of Holiness Sect Arrested
and Jailed For Disturbing
Racine, Wis., Dec. 16. The meet
ings of women disciples of the Metro
politan Holiness church, of Chicago,
held on the public streets of this city,
caused riot calls to be sent to the po
lice station and alarmed hundreds of
persons. Orders were issued by the
police , for the disciples to hold 'more
quiet meetings, but this they refused
to do. and Sunday afternoon Mrs.
Kinina Leopold, their leader, was ar
rested and taken to jail on the charge
of disturbing the peace.
At the jail Mrs. Leopold begged to
be released.and skmui after being placed
in a cell was Joined by live others, who
remained forseveral hours, refusing to
leave. It was with difficulty that the
five other women were removed from
the cell. Outside the jail building thev
fell on their knees and prayed and
sang. Meetings will be held regard
less of police orders.
SEQUEL OF AN ELOPEMENT
Didn't Live Together for A Mouth and lu
Three Month They Are
Helleville, Ills.. Dee. Id. Mrs. Mar-
joiie Needles Donovan, daughter of
Judge II. M. Needles, a prominent at
torney, was granted a divorce from
Captain Kenneth Donovan Saturday on
grounds of drunkenness. Miss Needles
and Captain Donovan eloped to Mem
phis. Tenn., Sept. 14 last. They lived
together until Oct. 8. when they parted.
Captain Donovan is a native of Ire
land. He went to South Africa during
the early part of the Doer war. and
was a captain of a company of his
countrymen lighting in behalf of the
After the war he would not return
to Ireland for fear of trial for trea
son, lie came to the I nitcd Suites
mil located in Memphis, where he met
Miss Needles while she was visiting
there. The suit was liled several days
igo. but was not placed on the issue
docket until after the decree was
WILL NOT BREAK HIS WILL
Kclutives Hungry for "Head Men Shoe"
Defeated ly a Novel Scheme ly
Palls City. Neb.. Dec. Id. Disgust
ed by the bickerings and importunities
of a horde of relatives, who insist
ed thai he divide a legacy of tiUititi
tiiiong them. I'cnj.Muiu W. tlist. a
young larnn r of this vicinity, drew the
money I rom the bank in .."l.tHMi lots
mil gave it away to the poor. ;ist
owns a good tarm and other property.
The -i4.(NMi was left him by an uncle.
As he was already well-to-do a lot of
cousins and other relatives talked of
contesting his uncle's will to get a
share of the legacy.-
Oist. says he intended to .divide the
money among his relatives, but they
disgusted him. Finally he went to the
bank, drew out ''.".tMiO in gold, and
drove through the streets distributing
?.", ?l- and $'i) pieces to the poor. The
deserving and undeserving fared alike.
He saved many a poor family from
want and brightened manv a home.
COMPTROLLER CLOSES A
Washington, Dec. Compi roller
f lh Currency IJidgely has closed
the National Hank of South Pennsyl
vania, at llvndman. I'a., ami lias ap
pointed I'.ank Kxaininer Mason as re
its very low, decrease a workman s
wages below the standard of fairness.
ImprrMpil as to Two I.lttle ilrln
Scranton. Dec. (.' When the coal
trike commission met today Chair
man 1 1 ray opened the proceedings oy
saving the commissioners were im
pressed with the spectacle of the lit
tle girls who yesterday testified they
had worked all night. He said citi
zens of the commonwealth should
not. let the incident pass without tak
ing some steps to have the legislature
of Pennsylvania seriously consider
the enactment of a law that will for
bid the employment of children at
nig h t.
At the suggestion of tin commis
sion the statement of wages of fath-
rs of girls was presented. One earn
ed more than $!,(HM hist year, and an
ot her o er $'.Mt(l.
John C. Haddock, of Wilkesbai re.
president of the Plymouth Coal com
pany, testified that the middlemen in
New York were paying $11 and a
ton for coal.
ludge Hray asked: "Do they pay
operators that, price?"
"Possibly,' was the reply.
Haddock said he believed the mine
workers, because of the good market
for coal, were justified in asking for
an increase in wages.
Minority ttenort on statehood.
Washington. Dee. p;. Senator 1'ate
yesterday presented in the senate the
minority report of the committee on
territories favoring the immediate pas-
sago of the house omnibus statehood
bill without amendment. The report
opposed the uniting of Oklahoma and
the Indian Territory into one state,
and advocates the admission of all
three territories. :
FLOOD IN THE WINTER
Heavy Rains Playing Havoc with
Railway Time South of Ma
son's and Dixon's Line.
WATER SURROUNDS MANY HOMES
Their Occupants lieing Imprisoned
Property Suffers, but No Loss
of Life Keported.
Louisville, Dee. 10. Heavy rains in
the valley of the Mississippi, which
have continued in some instances since
last Thursday, have sent many streams
out of their banks with consequent
damage to railroad and other property.
No loss of life has occurred as far as
known. Washouts are reported on the
Illinois Central below Memphis, ami
on its Kentucky line iii the vicinity of
Paducah. and on the Nashville, Chat
tanooga and St. Louis near Paducah.
The tracks of the Louisville and Nash
ville are covered in various places be
tween Hopkiusville and Nortonville,
Ky., but tip to this time the road-bed
remains intact. The town of tlracey,
Ky., is submerged, with four feet of
water flowing through the main street.
An unofficial report says that nearly a
foot of water has fallen in Paducah in
Water Surrouuds the House.
Karlington. Ky., Dec. 16. The heavy
rain has Hooded the county and cov
ered the tracks of the Louisville and
Nashville railroad in several places be
tween Hopkiusville and Nortonville.
The water is so high at the little town
of Mannington. a few miles from Nor
tonville. that the people cannot get out
of their houses without aid. The track
of the Illinois Central railroad is
washed away in several places, and
that company is running trains via
Nortonville and over the Louisville
Heavy Washouts Keporled.
Paducah. Ky.. Dec. Id. Heavy
washouts are reported on both the Illi
nois Central and Nashville. Chatta
nooga and Si. Louis railroad below
here. Trains are annulled on this di
vision of the latter road until wash
outs can be repaired, and the train
from the south over the Illinois Cen
tral, duo at noon yesterday, was six
hours late on account of washouts be
low Memphis. A special train was
started out of Fulton on the fast pas
senger time to accommodate the busi
ness between there and Louisville.
Since last Thursday nearly a foot of
rain has fallen here.
Many Houses Are Flooded.
Hopkiusville. Ky.. Dec. Id. Rain
has been falling here continuously for
the better part of three days, and Lit
tle river is higher than for many years.
The water reaches tip Ninth street
as far as Main, and is rapidly rising.
Many Louses are lloodcd and the Illi
nois Central railroad is covered for a
Mud Kiver Out of Its Hank.
Russellville. Ky.. Dec. Id. It has
been raining steadily here for thirty
hours. Mud river is out of its bank.
Pedee creek, which runs through the
town, is overflowing. Several bridges
have been washed away.
Keports of Damage Coining In.
Owensboro. Ky., Doc. Id. Heavy
rains nave caused all streams to over
llovv. and reports of damage are com
ing in.- Travel in several parts of the
county is entirely cut olT.
West Liberty. Ky.. Dec. Id. The
Licking rivr is rising rapidly. No
mail has rea hod here in four days on
account of the high water.
Adopts a tirown Man.
Dublin, Ind.. Dec. 3d. Mrs. J. S.
Slick, an Indiana woman, and the
widow of Judge Slick, who was once
on the bench of the Forty-lirst Indiana
circuit and later a member of the Wa
bash circuit bar. has adopted Dr.
Woodruff, a practicing osteopathist.
who formerly resided at Huntington.
Mrs. Slick i .".o years old and Dr.
Woodruff is Mrs. Slick wont into
court and askd for authority to adopt
him. The two have gone to California.
Judge Slick w:ts atllictod with pa
ralysis lor Ion years. He died at Wa
bash three years ago. Dr. Woodruff
was one of his physicians. The two
were v r.v close friends.
Itritlit Hoy at Ann rbor.
Ann Arbor. Mich.. Dec. 1d. A 1."-
rear old boy has entered the Fnivorsi
ly of Michigan as a sophomore. The
liov is Lawrence Cameron Hull. Jr..
-on of a fornn r Detroit or. Lawrence C.
Hull, who w is principal of the Central
High school, preceding I'liss. This
youth is the second student in the
history of tie university who entered
before Ihe age limit of 1 years.
Steele Is Out of Politics.
Wabash. Ind.. Dee. 1d. It is an-
nounovd on the authority of one of the
closest friends of Major tleorge W.
Steele, representative from this dis
trict, where he has served for" almost
fwentv vears. that with the expiration
of his term next .March he will retire
from active political life.
Indians on the Warpath.
Seattle. Wash.. Dec. Id. A dispatch
to The Times from Dawson says that
a band of U'X) Indians has taken the
warpath between Little Salmon and
the Telley river. Two murders are. re
ported to have been committed and a
ROBBED OF $3,000
Jang Cuts Telegraph Wires to Pre
vent Alarm and Kscapes on
a Hand Car.
Hloomington, 111., Dec 1G. The
bank at Clarence, Ford county, was
opened by robbers last night and
$:,0(H1 taken. The gang cut the tele
graph wires to prevent the alarm be
ing sent to neighboring towns.
Citizens were awakened by the ex
plosion and chased the thieves, but
they escaped on a hand ear.
GEN. SAINT FAIX COLON
SEEKS U. S. PROTECTION
Port au Prince. Dec. Hi. tJen. Saint
Foix Colin, minister of the interior
and opponent of lien. Nord in the
contest for the presidency, has sought
refuge in the I 'nitcd States legation.
There lias been much tiring in the
city and a state of great excitement
FITZGERALD WAS MURDERED
What an Kye-Witnens Says of the Slaying
iu (iuateinala of a Michi
flrand Kapids, Mich., Dec. 10.
William Fitzgerald, of this city, whose
son, William A. Fitzgerald, was killed
in Huatcmalri on Nov. 10 by the son
of I'nited States Minister Hunter, has
received letters from friends of the boy
saying he was murdered in a cowardly
manner. Th- letters hint that the slay
er is being protected and will be ac
quitted because of the friendliness of
I'uatemala to Minister Hunter. The
letter telliiig'of the killing:
"Mr. Hailey was talking to your son
in exciting iones. at the same time
having iu his hand a revolver, partial
ly drawn from his pocket. Hunter. Jr..
stopped behind your son anil tired
twii-e into ih- hack of his head and
then, as he U il. two more shots into
his body as h lay dying on the ground.
I was within a hundred yards
of the place. - I saw Hunter and Hailey
leave the park, running, with revolvers
in their hands. I went to the body
of your son and saw no revolver near
him. but was informed that later the
IoIi-e found one in his belt.
"The doct-.irs who made the autopsy
say that he was killed from behind.
Hailey borrowed a revolver that morn
ing from a Kentucky friend, and un
doubtedly did so to use it. The ease
was on of premeditated murder, and
yet such is the condition of justice in
this country that unless the murderers
are taken the I'nited States for
trial the investigation will be a farce."
HAD AN EVE TO BUSINESS
Did This You 111; Woman. Who Halts a
Wetltliiif- to Save an Agent's
Com in iasion.
Torre Haute. Ind., Dec. Pi. When
Miss itcssie Chartrand. of St. Louis,
arrived here according to agreement to
be married to Mark Smith, a solicitor
for a life insurance company, and who
recently moved to Torre Haute from
Owensboro. Ills., she and Smith joked
about an agreement that each was to
take out a life insurance policy. Miss
Chartrand was told that solicitors were
not paid a commission on policies writ
ten on the lives of their wives. She
callis! a halt on the plan to be mar
ried at once and insisted that the pol
icy lie written.
They wont to Hie office of the physi
cian who roMiesonted the company,
and while M,--.s Chartrand was being
examined a justice of the peace was
sent for. He arrived just as the physi
cian and Agent Smith had signed the
insuram e papers. He performed the
ceremony. Smith pocketed his com
mission and paid his fee.
In the latest Australian mining news,
says the London Daily Chronicle, there
is an account of the discovery of a
valuable golden reef in a curious fash
ion. A dog out walking with his mas
ter, a farmer, chased and caught a kan
garoo. In the struggle the ground got"
torn up. and when tte farmer arrived
on the scene his eye detected some ex
posed specimens of golden quartz.
Further search revealed a rich reef,
and the fanner's bank balance has
been considerably increased by his
dog's fight with the kangaroo. Thirty
years ago a long productive Australian
goldfield was discovered through a
short tempered settler seizing the near-,
est stone and throwing it at his dog.
Heturning good for evil, the dog
brought the stone back to its master lu
his mouth. The man looked at it. It
was a lump of quartz thickly studded
with ijold. .
Aa to Street Namri,
Some one said. "Look up and not
down." Despite this dictum most peo
ple do not carry their heads in the air
when walking the streets. Now, if the
contractors who lay concrete walks
would only stamp the names of the
streets into the cement (as they stamp
their firm name and date of the lay
ing) at the street intersections, what a
remarkably convenient. inexpensive
and durable way it would lo of nam
ing the streets, so that people could see
where they were without an effort.
Fifty-eight feet is the height of a
colossal monument to the late Priuce
Henry of Orleans which is to be erect
ed on Cape St. Jacques, at the mouth
of the Saigon river, French Cochin
China. . .
Gets Out of Bed Early
and Starts in With
SEVERS MAN'S HEAD
His Mother and Sister
and Shoots Himself.
La Peer, Mich.. Dec. 10. lohn Host,
aged 2S, and single, early this morn
ing arose from his bed and ran
amuck through the house, cutting
Japer Clegg's head nearly off with a
razor, dangerously wounding his own
mother, woundl his sister, and then
shot himself dead.
( legg was "0 years old and boarded
at the Host home.
Had Keen in Asylum
Host was committed to an insane
asylum about a year ago. hut six
months later was discharged as
PASSENGER TRAIN WRECK
ON THE ERIE RAILROAD
Cleveland. Dec. . A passenger
train on the Frio road was derailed
at New burg today . The engineer and
tin-man were badly hurt. The road
officials state that none of the pas
sengers was injured.
l'hlrs;u Jluy f.et the Zoo.
Klgin. Ills.. Deo. Id. The Lincoln
park zoo. in Chicago, may have an ad
dition to its animal collection unless
the city of Klgin will build a fireproof
building to house the animals that
from time to time have been presented
by P. Lord. Lord has already giv
en the city a park and a number of an
imals, and has more to donate if the
town will appropriate sufficient money
to build a suitable building. Unless
this is done Lord says that he will
probably send the collection to Chi
cago. He is now holding two tine Cal
ifornia condors, a tribe that is almost
Loss of .Life in tlie L.akes.
Chicago. Dee. 10. Throe hundred
and eighty-seven lives were lost in
wrecks and otherwise on the lakes dur
ing th' season just closed. Thirty
six ships of all kinds were lost, against
fifty -one in 1901. 45 in lfHK). and 42 in
180!). The aggregate value of the boats
is $8dd.r.OO. The year was anything but
profitable to the marine insuranee -om-panies.
They took in about K !0. h k
and paid out nearly as much in losses
of all kinds and expenses.
Swallowed a Safety Tin.
St. Joseph. Mich., Dec. Id. A safety
pin swallowed sixty hours before has
been removed from the throat of the
15-months-ohl daughter of Warren P.
Morrill at the office of Dr. Walker
without an operation. The pin was
open when swallowed, and when lo
cated by the X-ray was lodged !e
low the larynx, lying point upward,
iiiilxnlded in the tlosli of the neck. It
was taken out with forceps.
National Camp for Wisconsin.
Washington. Dec. If.. A bill intro
duced yesterday by Kseh of Wisconsin
directs the secretary of war to estab
lish a military camp for the use of
I'nited States and National Huard
troops in the vicinity of Camp Doug
He'll ver He Missed.
Cleveland. Deo. Id. John Plannorio.
shot two bullets into Mary Novak's
body late yesterday afternoon because
she refused to marry him. The girl is
said to be not seriously hurt Half an
hour later, when uliout to lie ap
proached by the jiolico. Plaiuierie shot
himself through the heart.
Yale Man Clven a Consul Cieneralshlp.
Washington. Dee. lit. Richmond
Pearson having by cable accepted the
post of minister to Persia. W. H.
Itishop has been appointed to succeed
him as consul general at t'enoa. Italy.
Rishop is professor of modern lan
guages at Yale university.
Pabllc raildioK Sites.
Washington. Doe. 1(5. Public build
ing sites have been decided on as fol
lows: At Pekin. Ills., comer of Kliza
beth and Capital street s;-price. $lo,UJ,
at Ottawa, Ills., corner Madison and
Clinton streets; price, ?9,S00.
Death or Ex-Diplomat.
Portland. Or.. Dec. 16. Sol Hirsch,
ex-United States minister to Turkey,
died at noon yesterday.
Education BUI Nearly a Law.
London, Dec. 16. The education bill
passed its third reading yesterday in
the house of lords.