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VOL.. L.II. NO. 51.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL,., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1902.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
That of Venezuela to
Germany and England
AS TO BLOCKADES
To Be Proclaimed Soon
With No Favors to
Herlin, Dec. IT. (iermany consid
ers Castro's propositi to arbitrate in
adequate, unaccompanied as it is with
guarantees to pay if the arbitrators
decide against him, and a reply in
that sense has been or will be sent
through Minister liowen.
Great ISritain will make a similar
answer. These statements are not
made officially, but are derived from
Formal notification of the blockade
of the Venezuelan coast by war ves
sels of the allied powers is bkely to
lie issued tomorrow.
It is understood ships of the United
States will be on precisely the same
basis as those of other nations.
Herlin. Dee. IT. The foreign office
denies explicitly that the (ierman
squadron in Venezuela n waters has
orders to seize the Margarita islands,
adding that no occupation of terri
tory in Venezuela will occur.
London, Dec. IT. In the course of a
long statement in the commons today
Premier JJalfour said there was no
such a thing as a '"pacific blockade."
A state i f war actually existed with
Venezuela, and the intention of- the
blockade will shortly be given to the
Italfour added the blockade would
be carried tint with as little incon
venience to the neutrals as possible.
othing definite had occurred with
reference to the arbitration projnc-als
since his previous statement on the
Caracas. lUe. 17. The Italian min
ister to Venezuela. Signor de Uiva, has
received orders from Korue to leave Ca
xacas. Caracas, Dec. 17. The Spanish min
ister to Yeii'v.ucla. Senor tlaytau de
Ayala, and the Itclgian charge d'af
faires. M. Van tier Ifeyde. have pre
sented a joint letter lo the Venezuelan
minister of foreign affairs in which
they ask, in rase the claims of other
foreign powers are paid by Venezuela,
that the same treatment given these
powers be accorded to Spain and Hd
ium. Washington. Dec. 17. The Venezue
lan question came up in the senate yes
terday. Senator Culloin. replying to
an inquiry as to the status of the mat
ter, paid that he had no knowledge
of recent events not contained in the
house prints. Ilacon. Hoar. Lodge and
Stewart all made remarks. In none
of the addresses was anything; harsh
or critical said. The tone of all the
speeches, whether by Republicans r
Democrats, was that the position of
this nation should be one of watchful
ness. There was a general agreement
that while the means adopted by Great
Britain and Germany for the collec
tion of their debts had been quite
strenuous they thus far had commit
ted no Infringement of the Monroe doc
trine. tirlerances of Germany.
This was the position of Cullom. as
It whs of other senators who spoke.
Cullom said that much light as to the
attitude of the administration could be
contained by consulting the corre
spondence between the state depart
ment and the (ierman ambassador a
year ago. He then called attention to
the fact that on Dec. o. i:)l. the rep
resentative of Emperor William had
brought the matter of Venezuela's
debts and her apparent indifference
to them to the attention of the sec
retary of state. The (ierman ambas
sador In his letter gave the depart
ment complete information from the
German standjoint of the position of
Peaceable Means Eihsuited.
He said that for seven years Vene
zuela had failed to pay interest on a
debt to German citizens of about $.".
H 0,000, contracted in tbe construction
of a railroad, and that in addition
there were other debts amounting to
about $1,700.0(10 due German citizens
from Venezuela, which it had proved
impossible to collect. He added that
every known peaceable means had
beea. triad te secure thm mmex nl
IS HEAVY LOSER.
Bookkeeper Neesler Said to Have
Uotten Away With
I.erlin, Dec. 17. The Darmstardter
bank has been defrauded out o
$175,000 owing- to false entries in the
honks on the part of the bookkeeper,
messier, who lias iieen missing since
DEFICIENCY AND PENSION
BILLS PASSED BY SENATE
Washington, Dee. 17. The senate
today without discussion passed the
urgent uehctency bill and the pension
After adopting the amendment of
fered by Hepburn appropriating .s.VMl.-
000 to enable the attorney general to
prosecute violators of the anti-trust
laws, the Mouse today passed tlie leg
islative appropriation bill.
that hTs government, reeling that pa
tience had ceased to be a virtue, had
decided to use coercive means. It was
desired, however, he said, that it
should be explicitly understood that
whatever steps might be taken by his
country there was no desire to en
croach on or interfere with the Mon
roe doctrine. This explanation, he add
ed, he thought was due the T'nited
States, as the only purpose of his gov
ernment was to assist its people In col
lecting debts due them.
Reply of Secretary Hay.
Secretary Hay replied Dec. 10. IfMU.
saying in eftect that the Monroe doc
trine was not intended to shield anv
Aniericaii nation from the payment of
Its honest debts, and that Its purpose
was to prevent the acquisition of ter
ritory by Old World nations. To fur
ther elucidate the position of the T'nit
ed States on the Monroe doctrine he
quoted from the tirst annual message
of President Uoosevelt. which had been
In the hands of congress for only a
few days, what he says of the Mon
CABINET TALKS VE.NEZIKLA
Monroe Ooclrino I'assaKe in thn Presi
dent's Message Is tlie Policy.
Washington. Dec. 17. President
Uoosevelt and his cabinet had one of
the most extended and important meet
ings yesterday that has been held this
winter. Foreign affairs consumed the
entire time of the session. The Vene
zuelan situation was discussed in all
its phases, but no conclusion was
reached different from that which has
actuated the president and Ids advis
ers throughout the consideration of the
troubles between Venezuela on the one
aide and Germany and Kngland on the
From an authoritative sourc the
information's obtained that there will
be no recession on the part of this
government with respect I" questions
involving Venezuela or any other of
the governments of South or Central
America as laid down by the president
in his message lo congress. It can
1k said authoritatively that no appre
hension exists in the minds of any of
the administration otlicials that seri
ous trouble growing out of the Ven
zuian situation will accrue to this
Advices received Jit the German em
bassy relative to the sinking of the
Venezuelan gunboats by the allied fleet
bring important details about this inci
dent. It seems that of the three Vene
zuelan men-of-war captured by the
German squadron, the Kostaurador is
of COO tons displacement and the two
others, the Totuino and General Cres
po were of tons. Manned with
German sailors the Kostaurador now
flies the German flag. The tit her two
vessels. It is claimed, were not sea
worthy enough to make the voyage to
Trinidad, nor was it possible to tow
them to iMrt. as the squadron was in
search of Venezuelan men-of-war. The
German commander, it is added, realiz
ing that the ships were of no value,
decided to sink them.
Would Limit the Time of Service.
Washington. Dec. 17. Scott of st
Virginia has introduced in tlie senate
a bill providing that all jhtsohs em
ployed in the classified civil service
shall serve for a term of ix years,
and that after the expiration of theii
term they shall be eligible fo another
six-year term only. Kailway mail
clerks are exempted and provision is
made for their permanent employ
ment. Andei son's Commission Slgrned.
Washington. Dec. 17. President
Roosevelt yesterday signed the com
mission of Hon. A. 15. Anderson, re
cently appointed and continued as
United States district judge for Indi
ana. The commission was forwarded
to Judge Anderson immediately. Upon
receipt of it he will qualify, and at
once enter into the discharge of his
Ratifies the Spanish Treaty.
Washington. Dec. 17. The senate in
executive session yesterday ratified the
treaty of friendship and general rela
tions between the United States and
Itarglars Make a Good Haul.
Richmond, Vn.. Dec. 17. At Big
Stone Gap yesterday burglars blew
open the safe in the postofflce, taking
about S0O in stamps and $400 in money.
Carries the War Into the Enemy's
Country, V hen Before the
COAL COMPANIES VIOLATING LAW
Bringing Men From Europe to Work
in the Mines, lie Says Other
Scranton. Pa.. Dec. 17. Notwith
standing the I act that the mine work
ers.innouncod Monday that they had
closed their case with the exception
of calling on mere witness, the en
tire two sessions of the strike com
mission yesp'iday were consumed in
hearing three- witnesses for the men.
They were: John C. Haddock, an in
dividual operator; Kev. Dr. Peter Rob
erts, who is assisting the miners, and
President Samuel Gompers. of the
Federation of Labor. The principal
point in Haddock's testimony was that
he favored giving the mine workers
concessions tnder certain conditions.
Samuel Gompers on the Stand.
Samuel Gompers. president of the
Federation of Iahor, occupied the wit
ness stand throughout the afternoon
session. He 14(;aii his testimony by
giving the history of the Federation
of Labor, aed followed this with a
brief sketch of the progress and influ
ence of organized labor, which he said
has been very great. The hours of
la 1 tor of the workmen generally
throughout iiie country, he continued,
have bien materially reduced. Re
garding trade agreements Gompers
said they have always been advan
tageous to both the workmen ami his
ISoycotts and Itecotrnltion.
Chairman Gray, who is taking an es
pecial interest in boycotts, asked Gom
pers what he thought of such meth
ods. The witness said he would boy
cott any- person that is unfair to his
workmen, but would not boycott a man
who chooses to do business with the
person that Is lioycotteil. l lie ques
tion of the recognition of unions was
then taken up and Gompers said that
employers made a mistake when they
refused to recognize organized laljor.
The employers, he said, have no moral
right to refuse to confer with a com
mittee of his employes. Gompers said
he would not favor incorporating a un
COMTEK ACCl'SKS THE COMPANIES
Says They Are Violating the Immigration
I.aus Why Ho S.iys So.
Gompers was then cross-examined
bv James Torrey. counsel of the Dela
ware and HiMlson com pan v. l orrey
ked flic witi, ess if ho did not believe
that members of the I'nitid Mine
Workers should be l'l years of age and
able lo read and write before they
were admitted to membership in the
union. To il.is the witness replied;
"Yes ten years from now. and when
the companies slop bringing illerate
foreigners to this country. They are
brought here by the companies and
the labor un.oi must protect them and
see that they get their rights."
Torrey asked him if he could prove
that coal companies were guilty of
such a thing, and the witness replied
that he felt certain it was true, be
cause he hail seen copies of circulars
which have been sent around in south
ern Kurope asking people to come into
Pennsylvania and there was plenty of
money to be earned in the mines.
Torrey asked him if steamship com
panies were not the authors of those
circulars, to which Gompers replied
that he had seen ten. twenty and thir
ty men huddled together in huts in
the anthracite coal fields, ami he noted
that it was not long after they ar
rived here that they were given em
ployment in the mines.
He offered to give to the commis
sion the name of a man who could give
the facts to the commission. He did
not care to make his name public.
The miners made another attempt
to have the commission admit as evi
dence a large mass of testimony tend
ing to show that the anthracite coal
carrying roads charge extortionate and
discriminating freight rates, and that
a monopoly txists in the anthracite
mining Industry which keeps the
wages of men at an unnaurally low
level. The commission again decided
that the evidence must be limited to
the scope of tlie commission.
Mine Inspectors Testify
Scranton. Dec. 17. Several state
mine inspectors testified' before tlie
strike commission today. They were
unanimous in saying the companies
had no rules requiring the miners to
stay in the mines all day. One in
spector said Hie miners did1 not aver
age five hours' work a day. and that
most of the accidents were due to
negligence or misjiidgnicnt of the
OAS TANK EXPLOSION COSTS
LIVES OF FIVE CHILDREN
Fort Lee. N. J., Dec. 17. Ry the
explosion of an acetylene gas tank yes
terday the residence of John Puglughi
was demolished, his five children were
instantly killed and his wife was so
eriously Injured that her recovery is
DASTARD WOR.K OF
ltesults In a lrain i-iunglng Into a
Creek One Man Killed and
Others Badly Injured.
Rirmingham, Ala., Dee. 17. South
bound limited train No. 1. from Cincin
nati to New Orleans on the Alabama
Great Southern railroad, was wrecked
two miles south ot Moundville. Ala.,
and seventy miles south of Hirming
ham at .$ a. in. yesterday. The otlicials
say the wreck was the work of train
wreckers. rail was
a trestle which span.-
Kngineer P. H. Larkin
ing rail too late. The
i small creek,
saw the miss
tive left the track and bumped along
on the railroad until the trestle was
It then knocked the trestle down and
topph-d over into the creek. The mail,
baggage and express ears and two
coaches followed, the whole being
piled up in a heap in the creek. Fx
press Messenger Colson was killed.
Mail Clerks Kelly and Kiggs were se
verely injured, as was Fireman Durr,
colored. No passengers were hurt. The
train had but few passengers on board.
Birenous Method Ailt;ifil :it Ann Arbor
to "tjft 10 v "I ' with 7Mllt S. C.
A. Kf K rim rt.
Ann Arbor. Mih.. Dec. 17. Rotten
eggs have now h givi to figure In the
scandal involving six law students, a
couple of giddy girls from Detroit and
the Studcuts'Christiaii association. lie
cause tlie six budding legal lights en
tertained the girts in their rooms they
were called to the carpet by the fac
ulty, one of C.eiu has h it the universi
ty not to return; it is announced, and
sympathizers of the disciplined stu
dents have .'ented their anger against
the supposed informants, the S. C. A...
by decorating the front of the Chris
tian Association building with the
juice of decadent hen fruit till the fac
ade of it looks like a sunset in the
The point of the whole business ap
pears to be the fact that the S. C. A.
maintains a sort of detective system
for the express purpose of keeping tab
on the fair ;uid frail visitors whom a
certain class of students are in the
habit of bringing to Ann Arbor. Hut.
as it happens in this instince. at
least, the S. C. A. is not r sponsible
for the undoing of the six naughty law
"BIG JIM" WILL TAKE PART
Iowan Who Will iio to Chicago to Tell tlie
People-There of .Municipal
pes Moines-. Ia.. Dec. 17. Mayor
P.renton. of lies Moines, best known
as "Dig Jim" Trenton, w ho jams down
the scales hard at the .".oo pound notch,
will t.ikc part in the city campaign in
Chicago the niing spring. The mayor
has been invited to participate in, the
contest and is the more anxious to on
account of his hostility lo municipal
Mayor P.renton lays claim to having
killed cfT municipal ownership in Des
Moines and dmits that hi' feels well
equipped to go to Chicago and. as he
says, "instruct the people there on the
evils of the proposition." The mayor
says Carter Harrison will advocate
municipal ownership and he is anxious
to have a tilt with him.
WHO OWNS THIS WAD OF BILLS ?
Iout All Speak at Once, and Have Your
Evidence of Ownership as Handy
Lincoln. Neb., Dec. 17. Complete
mystery .surrounds the finding of 1.
."oo in a safety dojtosit box in this city,
the renter of the box being nonplused
as much as every one else. Dr. G. O.
W. I'arnhani. who returned recently
from 'a' prolonged absence, noticed a
strange envelope in his deposit box. No
one else is supposed to have a key. He
satisfied his curiosity by examining
the contents, and was startled to find
fifteen crisp ijloo bills.
He stoutly avers that he did not
place the money there. The safety de
IMViit managers assert with equal iosi
tiveness that Dr. Farnham is tlie sole
person having a key. and the doctor
declares also that it is out of the ques
tion to suggest that some one gave
hiinthe money to put it in a safe place.
He has decided to advertise for the
New Wrinkle in Teachers Institute.
Muncie, lnd., Dec. 17. An unusual
feature of the township teachers' insti
tute, held in Muncie. was the presence
of a number of school children from
(5 years old to 12. who acted as in
structors of teachers. The children,
who were from the Muncie public
schools, demonstrated to the out-of-town
teachers how children here are
taught various branches of school
work. Many of tlie youngest children
proved the best Instructors and several
were apt talkers. )
Charges Against Cruni Not Sustained.
Washington. Dec. 17. While no offi
cial announcement has been made it is
understood that the president lias de
cyletl to appoint Dr. W. D. Crum, the
colored applicant, as collector of the
port of Charleston, S. C. Investigation
of the charges involving the integrity
of Dr. Cruni has leen made by the
president, and It Is stated they have
been found to be.unwaranted.
BUYS BY WHOLESALE
Does the United States Steel Cor
poration When It Needsa
DEAL THAT COSTS $40,000,000
In Bond Has Just Been Completed
und Transfers Two Big
Chicago. Dec. 17. Judge Klbert n.
Gary, ihairman of the I'uitcd States
Steel CorjKrat ion. announced yesterday
the purchase of the I'nion and Sharon
plants of the Union Sti-el company,
near Pittsburg, the transaction involv
ing a bond issue of .!r.Mio.(KHi. Judge
Gary gave out the following statement
embodying details of the transaction:
"The finance and executive committees
of the United States Steel Corporation,
accompanied by the presidents and
other prominent officers of the subsidi
ary companies of the steel corporation,
have recently made an inspection of
the Union and Sharon Steel plants,
now controlled by the Union Steel
company, and as a result the finance
eommitte, by direct negotiation, has
purchased the same for the steel cor
poration on the following terms:
Description of the Purchased Property.
"These plants are located near Pitts
burg, Pa., on the Moiiongahela river,
and at Sharon. Pa., respectively. They
were started some time be-fore the for
mation of the United States Steel Cor
poration, and not in opposition to it.
These properties have wire, nail and
other works in operation as going
properties; when fully completed they
will have five more more blast fur
naces and twenty-five open hearth fur
naces, capacity to manufacture 7.50O
kegs of nails daily, new and modern
tube mills, bar mills, tin mills, sheet
mills, plate mills, etc.
Other Items of Some Value.
"They have alnuit o.t.HHi acreP of
coking coal in the Connellsville region.
besides terminal railroads In the coke
region. t"."Joi acres of fuel coal on the
Monongahcla river, limestone proper
ties, and valuable developed ore mines
in the Mesa ha region and Marquette
region, containing about 4tU no.iNio tons
of ore, two hike steamers and steel
ISOl t.UT AT THE COST PKICE
Whicli Is To l(e Determined bv Auditors
Appointed to Appraise Its Value.
"The steel corporation pays the ex
act cost of t'ne manufacturing plants
to be determined by auditors appointed
for that purpose, l'or the real estate.
ore properties and the i-oal lands they
will pay something more than the cost
value, but not to exceed the present
market value. Tlie stockholders of the
Union and Sharon plants agree to fur
nish about sio.i'oo.oMt new cash to bo
expended in the completion of improve
ments, and further development of the
properties in such manner as the steel
orporat ion may determine.
"The manner of paying for the prop
erty will be by a ImuiiI issue of .tr.
ixNi.tMKi. secured on the property, and
principal and interest guaranteed by
the steel cororation. For the actual
money put into the manufacturing
property the stockholders will receive
these bonds at par: for the value of
real estate, ore and coal, they will re
ceive bonds at par. and for the SM.
!Ni.(MM of new cash they will receive
bonds at par. The remainder of the
bonds will be kept in the treasury for
use at some future time in such fur
ther development of the property as
may be decided on by the steel cor
poration. "The sellers'protit in the transaction
arises solely from their profit in ope
rating their plants to date and in the
increased value of their ore. coal and
real estate which were purchased some
time ago. This is an advantage over
purchase for the steel corporation, as
the properties are located near their
other plants, and the general expense
of managing the business with the ad
dition of these two large and modern
plants w ill not be increased, and also
for the reason that the cortoratioii
is now short of pig iron and open
SOME MORE DEMANDS WE
ARE MAKING ELSEWHERE
St. Petersburg, Dec. 17. It is an
nounced from Seoul that the United
States minister has demanded pay
ment of l.-VKi.ono. due to builders of
the electric railroad.
Died in Ills Automobile.
Detroit. Dec. 17. Norman Keli. city
agent of the P.erry Bros., manufactur
ers, was found Monday seated in his
automobile dead. Sunday night he
went to the barn to take the machine
downtown to place it in storage for the
winter and when found Monday morn
ing one hand grasped the steering lever
and the other hung by his side.
Asked to Please Oo Away."
Racine. Wis.. Dec. 17. Arrested on
the charge of disorderly conduct. found
guilty, and sentenced to pay a fine of
$3 and costs. Knima Leopold, of the
Metropolitan Holiness church of Chica
go, was advised to return to Chicago,
the $oO bond leing' furnished by V.
J. Hanche, who recently joined the
THE WHOLE TOWN
IN THE BUSINESS
lOvery Ottumwa Citizen to Be in the
Concern That Supplies City
Ottumwa, la., Dec. 17. A scheme
Which contemplates the organization
of all tin.' taxpayers of Ottumwa into
."? company to furnish water for the
city and the private consumers Ls be
ing considered by the city council and
attorneys of Ottumwa and it may be
carried into practice. The city held
an election at which the voters showed
that they were in favor of municipal
ownership of waterworks by a large
majority, but befeve the work of build
ing the plant could be begun bonds
had to be issued to cover the expense.
This was prevented by two injunc
tions, one secured by the water supply
company in the federal court and an
other by a private citizen, in the state
supreme court. The former was up
held by the circuit court of appeals
recently, after the supreme court had
reversed the latter. This leaves Ot
tumwa without the right to go ahead
with its work, unless the plan for or
ganizing a gigantic private company
composed of all the taxpayers can be
EIGHTEEN GYPSIES ARE
FROZEN TO DEATH IN CAMP
Vienna. Dec. 17. Kighteen gypsies
who were encamped at Ulaseney. near
Arad, Hungary, have been frozen to
Must Pay a Special Tax,
Washington. Dec. 17. Commission
er Yerks, of the international revenue
bureau, has rendered a decision in
which he rules that druggists ami oth
ers who sell soda water drinks, claret
soda, or similar beverages to which
distilled spirits, wine, or any com
pounds thereof are added in any quan
tity, however small, are required to
pay special tax for retail liquor deal
ers, under the internal revenue laws.
'Will Continue Out or Jail.
Denver. Dec. 17. The ten days'
stay of sentence granted by Judge
Mullins to Mayor Wright and eleven
aldermen whom he sentenced to four
months' improsonment for disregard
ing an injunction issued by him ex
pird yesterday, but they were kept
out of jail by a further stay for ten
days granted by the supreme court,
to which the case was taken on an ap
peal. Seems to Have Ills Two 'Wives.
Niles. Mich.. I cc. 17. Andrew Jack
son, a well-to-do and respected citi
zens, died a f w months ago. leaving a
widow and four children, who were
supposed to be his legal heirs. How
ever, an Indianapolis woman, who was
married to Jackson about fifteen years
ago and soon after divorced, claimed a
share of the estate for two children
which she had by Jackson. Now comes
Mrs. Julia Washington, of Chicago,
who was married to Jackson in 1N7.".
and claims she was never divorced.
She demands the entire estate.
tiot $10,000 for a Franchise.
' Aurora. Ills.. Dec. 17. The city of
Aurora Monday received a certified
check for S pl.t m to. This is the nioney
which the Aurora. DeKalb and Kock
ford Kailway company agreed to pay
for a franchise in Aurora. The money
was to be paid on or before Doc. lo.
Vbr2. At 11 o'clock the check was
paid over in the mayor's office by Will
iam George and Theodore Wori-ester,
acting for the company.
She Tried to Kill Her Dad.
Ottumwa. Ia.. Dec. 17. While he
was attempting to chastise her. Madge
Bell. IS years old. drew a revolver and
tired at her father, the bullet clipping
a lock of hair from Bell's head. The
girl was arrested and fined. Bell Is a
farmer and lives near Seymour, Ia.
Both Men Were Drowned.
Escanaba. Mich.. Dec. 17. The
bodies of Ole G undersoil and S. Ther
son, who attempted to cross the bay
Deo. it were found one mile from the
landing in three feet of water.
Secretary Hay Taken For a. Sport.
Secretary Hay is the most dignified
of men. At the cabinet meeting the
other day he told a story of an expe
rience he had when he went to New
York a few days ago. lie took the
midnight train and in the morning
stopped at the station restaurant in
Jersey City to get a cup of coffee, says
the Washington correspondent of the
New York World. While he was drink
ing his coffee and nibbling a roll a
large, red faced man who was not at
all impressed by dignity nudged the
secretary of state with a vigorous, el
bow and, pointing to the sugar, said:
"Say, sport, ferry over the confec
tionery, will you?"
A Xevr Type of Cruiser.
The British admiralty has sent to
tbe leading Clyde shipbuilders speci
fications for a first class armored cruis
er of an entirely new type. The cruis
er, which will have a displacement of
13.0O0 tons, will have all her guns
placed in a citadel instead of in case
ments. The gun power is greatly In
creased, several 9.2 inch guns being
fitted. The speed will be twenty-two
'f Veaty-iive survivors of the eruption
at St. Pierre, Martinique, are adver
tised as an attraction at a circus in
Operations of St. Louis
"Blind Pig" in Chi
MARGINS TOO RAPID
Collapse of the Under
taking Attended By
Chicago. Dec. V7. As the result of
a drop of over ." cents 'in December
corn today the interests operating'
here for the St. Louis "blind pool."
who attempted to corner the market,
were unable to put up margins fast
enough and were sold out in order lo
even accounts. The holdings of the
St. Louis people were supposed to be
.I.OOO.OOO to 10.OOO.OIIO bushels.
Firm Suspends In Consequence
Chicago. Dee. 17. W. Y. McCleary
o Co.. the hoard of trade firm rep
resenting the St. Louis "blind pool."
whicli attempted to corner December
corn, have suspended.
HENRY COUNTY JUDGE
ELECTION CONTEST DROPPED
The hearinir of the countv indue
election conte.-t of Judge C. M. Tur
ner vs. Ilerau Chesley was terminated
suddenly at Cambridge yesterday af
lernoon by the withdrawal of the
former's petition. Thus Chesley. the.
republican candidate, becomes judge
of Henry county, succeeding Judge
Turner. The hearing of the case had
progressed to a point where skuldug
gery on the part of the republican
election judges in one of the Kewanee
precincts was becoming apparent,
but Judge Turner was opposed to
carrying the matter beyond a recount
of the votes. and it was at his behest,
as he disliked a political scandal,
even though it were in the camp of
the enemy, that the matter was drop
ped. Now it is understood friends of
Judge Turner, who is extremely pop
ular in his county, arc to court an in
vestigation by the grand jur.
MALMQUIST VISITS HIS
WIFE AND MAKES TROUBLE
Charles Malmiiiist. of Moline. was
arrested yesterday on a warrant
sworn out before Magisl rate Johnson
charging him with disturbing the
peace. Some time ago his wife be
gan suit for a diiorce and she is now
keeping house for John Stabler, of
South Kock Island, who brings tho
Malnupiist. it is charged, went t
the Stabler domicile Sunday and be
ing denied an interview with his wife,
he proceeded to kick the door and
issue peremptory challenges to Stabl
er, who was within, to come outside.
Finally he. took to heaving riM-ks at
the place and Stabler retaliated by
bringing out a gun and firing in the
air. At this the caller left, after
throwing a brick through a window.
The hearing was set for 10 o'clock
this morning and the defendant was
released. He failed lo show up. how
ever, at Ihe appointed time and the
trial was pistponed till he can bo
Philadelphia. Dec. 17. Keports re
ceived today from the mining region
are to the effect that the waters art
fast receding, and the damage to the
mines will not be as great as at first
expected. Capacity of Boxes.
A Ih 4 inches square and 4 l-o
inches deep will contain one quart; Sj
inches long by 4 inches wide and 4
inches deep, one-half gallon: 8 inches!
long by 8 '2-o Inches wide and 4 Inches
deep, one gallon: 8 inches square and
8 2-5 inches deep, one pock : lGinclies long
by 8 2-5 inches wide and S inches deep,
one-half bushel; lo Inches square and
8 2-5 inches deep, one bushel; 14 inches
wide, 23 1-5 inches long and 10 inches
deep, one and a half bushels; 24 inches
long by 10 inches wide and 14 inches
deep, two and a half bushels; 24 inches
long by 16 inches wide and 28 inches
deep, five bushels.
Wasted Water. ;
It is about twelve months since the
boring operations in the Simplou tun-i
nel let loose tbe unsuspected reservoir
of water which have been flowing everi
since in a deluge that almost defiesj
imagination. According to the Tribune!
de Geneve, the stream has been cease-'
less ever since, pouring through thei
tunnel at the rate of about 200 gallons'
a second, day and night -that is to say.i
every week for the last year has seen,'
tbe absolute wastage of 120,000,00oj
gallons of vater. J