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VOL. Iill. NO. 52.
ROCK ISLAND, IL.L.., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1902.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ARB TRAT ON
Petition to Allied Powers
Made by Venezuela
Through U. S.
ANSWER IS AWAITED
England Quibbling and
Stubborn as Usual
Caracas. Dec. is. Today the corre
spondent of the Associated Press saw
President Castro and questioned hint
in regard to the report published in
tlie I 'mi toil States that the Anglo
(irrman ultimatum had been accepted
by Venezuela. The president became
furious with rage and said there was
no truth in the report.
lie added: "Venezuela does not pro
pose to determine any steps while the
proposition for arbitration that the
legation of the united States was
charged to present to Creat Britain
and (it-rmanv remains unanswered."
(.Ives I So wen Full Power.
Washington. Dec. 1. President
('astro has clothed Minister l'.owen
with full power to effect a settlement
with (Jreat Britain, (iermany and It
aly. Rowen simply awaits the con
sent of the state department to as
sume this task, assuming that the na
tions named are willing that he shall
undertake this work.
It is believed the critical phase of
the Venezuelan government has pass
ed. Ifonse Taken Action.
Washington. Dec. is. The house to
day adopted the McCall resolution
calling upon the secretary of state
for the facts with relation to the
claims of (ireat Britain and (iermany
against Venezuela and a statement
of the diplomatic situation with ref
erence to the Monroe doctrine.
tUngrland May lse Stultltorn.
London. Dec. is. No answer has
et been agreed upon rega rding Vene
zuela's arbitration propo-itioii. The
cabinet met this afternoon to discuss
the matter, but possibly nothing tinal
will be arrived at today.
The question of guarantee for the
fulfillment of the decisions arrived at
remains a great difficulty in the gov
ernment's view in the way of accept
ance of arbitration.
Germany May Decline.
Berlin. Dei-, is. The foreign office
ollieials say the reply to Venezuela's
arbitration proposal has not yet been
sent. It seems almost certain that
arbitration will net be accepted.
Dewey's Plan Approved-
Washington. Dec. IS. Admiral Dew
ey has cabled the navy department
the proposed itinerary of his fleet
during the Christmas holidays. The
plan, which the department approves,
provides for no undue concentration
of ships along the Venezuelan coast.
Now York. Dec. IS. The follow-in?;
Is from Caracas, dated Dec. 17.
"It has been decided that the Vene
zuelan difficulty .shall be arbitrated,
and the discussion of terms of settle
ment is now joins n. United States
Minister Bowen undoubtedly will be
one of the arbitrators. The govern
ment fears that coercive measures will
follow the establishment of the block
ade. Caracas. Dec. IS. Indications here
are that Venezuelan will yield to the
demands of the allies. The leading
citizens of Cara-as have addressed a
joint note to President Castro ask
ing him to give full powers to United.
States Minister I'owen to effect a ter
mination of the present difficulty. This
note was transmitted to President Cas
tro at 1 p. in. yesterday. It is signed
by all the leading merchants, bankers
and agriculturalists of Caracas. It re
flects truly the concensus of current
opinion in the business element of this
Going to Discuss Ways and Means.
The men who signed the note will
meet again to discuss ways ami means
of obtaining money with which Vene
zuela can meet her obligations, as well
as the guarantees which it will be pos
sible to offer to her creditors. Tlie note
is as follows, dated Caracas, Dec. 17,
1002. and addressed to the president of
the United States of Venezuela:
Castro Asked for the Advice.
"Sir: The undersigned having met
with the purpose of offering their aid
to the government of Venezuela in the
present conflicting situation, which has
been, created by the aggressive atti
tude of Germany and Great Pritaln,
and uDon yourreuuest tojrfve oujropin-
TALK FR.OM THRONE
King Kdward Heard on Venezuelan
Affairs and Other Foreign
London, nee. is. Parliament was
prorogued this afternoon until Feb.
17. Tlie king's speech was an unusu
ally lengthy recapitulation of public
events since January last. Regard
ing enezuela, he haid: "I regret the
constant complaints which my gov
ernment has found it necessary to
address to the government of Venezu
ela in regard to unjustifiable and ar
bitrary acts against British subjects
and projH'rties during the last two
years have been persistently disre
garded, and it has become necesary
for my government, acting in concert
with that of his imperial majesty, the
Pierman emperor, which has also seri
ous causes for complaint against the
republic, to insist on measures of re
dress." The king believed the alliance be
tween (Jreat Britain and Japan would
be ii great advantage to both coun
tries and contribute to the mainte
nance of general peace in the extreme
CHILDREN ARE PROGRESSING
Those of Saginaw Who AY ere Sent to Chi-
cigo To He Treated for 31 ad
Saginaw, Mich., Dec. IS. A tele
gram from Chicago says: "The five
Saginaw children who were brought to
Chicago to undergo the Pasteur treat
ment at the institute here for the mad
dog bites they suffered in their home
town are all progressing nicely and
responding to the treatment of Dr.
Lazario readiiy with the exception of
Kugenid Pratt, the little 4-year-old suf
ferer. Ihig-nia is the most delicate
of the injured children, and was also
the most seriously bitten.
Tn consequence of her condition she
does not take the treatment as docile
ly as the others, and therefore the hos
pital authorities feel that she is not
progressing as favorably as the rest.
There is no crisis, however, and men
tion is simplv made of her case be
cause it is the only one in which all
the symptoms are not favorable. The
others are all in a normal condition,
and it is expected that they will fully
respond to the treatment, which will
last from fifteen to twentv-one days.
HAS AN IMPORTANT BEARING
Colorado Court Dn-Mon T,"iat May KIe t
the New L'nlled States Senator
from That State.
Denver. Doc. IS. The court of ap
peals dismissed the writ of mandamus
granted by District Judge Palmer re
quiring the state board of canvassers
to certify the election of C. A. Cooper
(Rep.) instead of J. T.Whitelaw (Dem.i
as representative from San Juan coun
ty, holding that the courts had no
right to interfere thus with executive
oliicers in the performance of their du
ties. This decision has an important
bearing on the election of United
States senator, for it leaves the state
board of canvassers at liberty to seat
two Democrats whose seats had been
If certain certificates are given to
loth Democrats the house will consist
of thirty-three Republicans and thirty-two
Democrats, and the Democrats
are hopeful that with a majority of
only one the Republicans will be
thwarted in their attempt to unseat
the Deinocraticinembers from Arnphoc
county and thus secure a majority on
EUNDESRATH APPROVES OF
REICHSTAG'S TARIFF BILL
Berlin. Dec. IS. The bundesraih to
day approved the tariff bill in 1 he
form in which it passed its third
reading in the reiehstag.
ions In writing we address you in tnc
Time to Yield Has Arrived.
Tn view- of the acts of violence al
ready committed anti of the absolute
impotence of Venezuela to meet force
with force in response to the allied
action of Germany and Great Britain:
In view of the fact that Venezuela
has exhausted all the means required
by civilization and diplomacy to put an
end to the present situation, and the
government and the people of Venezue
la having complied honorably and
worthily to the demands of national
honor, we consider, with all due re
spect, that the moment to yield to
force has arrived.
Bowen Given Carte Blanche.
"We therefore respectfully recom
mend that full powers he given to the
minister of the United States of North
America, authorizing him to carry out
proper measures to terminate the pres
ent conflict in the maimer IeHst pre
judicial to the interests of, Venezue
la." Nameless Kival to Carnegie.
Elkhart, Intl.. Dec. 18. An effort has
been made to the city of Elkhart by
an unknown donor. The proposition is
to give a sum of money not less than
$3,5(K, provided citizens will give a like
amount, to purchase books for the new
Carnegie library. The only proviso
made is that the name of the donor
shall forever remain a secret. The offer
has been accepted.
Get an Anthracite Company Into
a Hole Before the Gray
Q. M. "W. HAS EESTED ITS CASE
Coal Operators Open Theirs '.villi Two
Statements, Roth Opposing
Scranton, Pa.. Dec. IS. The anthra
cite coal operators opened their side
of the controversy with the mine
workers yesterday before- the strike
commission, and the attorneys who are
on record before the commission as
representing the non-union men, who
have been admitted to the arbitration
scheme, began calling witnesses. The
sessions were probably the liveliest yet
held by the commission. At the morn
ing session the miners' lawyers chal
lenged the fairness of certain1 wage
statements handed to the commission
by the Pennsylvania Coal company,
and in the afternoon lawyer Darrow
had a spiriteddiscussion with Chairman
Gray as to whether or not the miners
had a right to know who is paying the
lawyers representing the non-union
men before the commission. Darrow
asserted that they were employed by
the coal operators.
Figures That Are Made to Lie.
The alleged unfairness of the wage
statements came to the notice of the
commission ah a result of its inquiry
into the child labor question in this
vicinity. Several little girls testified
on Monday t!:at they worked all night
in a silk mill in order to help their
fathers along, who were employed in
the mines and received poor pay. Later
Everett Warren, who represents the
Erie company, which controls the
Pennsylvania Coal company in whose
mines some of these fathers worked,
handed to the commission a memoran
dum showing that one father last year
received abo:it SU.-Iin) for himself and
laborer, and that the other father re
ceived jSljiOO tor himself and laborer.
Divided Among Six Men.
At the opening of the session yester
day the miners placed the two parents
on the stand, and they swore that the
earnings inent ioiied was divided among
from four to six men. This testimony
surprised the commissioners. and Judge
Gray asked !f the ligurcs on the me
morandum were taken from the wage
statement already tiled by the com
pany with the commission and War
ren replied in the nlliriuativc. Chair
man Gray then requested counsel for
the company tn indicate in its state
ment, handed up. whether the figures
given are for one. two or more niei!.
We don't say it shakes our faith in
th statement," he continued. "Un
less you can show, however, that
there are none of these cases such as
are suggested by this testimony It will
very materially shake our faith in it.:'
TWO KINDS OF HKEASTS
One Requires Four Men to Run, tlie Other
The company through its general
manager, . A. May. was permitted
to make a statement. He said: "The
Pennsylvania Coal company has two
systems, one where four men work
in a place, and known as a four-handed
place, and another in which there
are only two men. and known as a
two-handed place. There may be places
where there are four men working,
but that fact is not known to the com
pany itself. The company does not
keep a record of the individuals in a
contract, or the number. It only keeps
the name of the man in whose name
the place is run. It can be possible
that there are more men In a pla-e
than the company has any cognizance
of, but that is entirely outside its prov
ince." The company, he said, does
not pay the laborer, it only pays the
man in whose name the place ap
pears. Darrow cross-examined May. and the
latter said he did not know whether
two. four r six men worked to earn
the money indicated on the memoran
dum handed to the commission, add
ing that he got the figures from the
auditor of the company.
"You saw these figures handed to
me, to the newspapers, and to the
commission, and you did not state to
many men shared in the money
any one that you did not know how
earned," said Darrow.
"I did not say anything about it
eithtT one way or the other." replied
May. In a further discussion Darrow
directly challenged the god faith of
May. and after a few more witnesses
had been heard the miners rested their
COMPANIES' SIDE IS PRESENTED
Insistence on the I'oint That Recognition
of the Union Is Not an'Issne.
Counsel Wolverton then opened the
case for the operators by readiug a
statement, one important feature "of
which was the insistence of the terms
of the application for the apiiointment
of the Commission, which distinctly
stipulated that the issues were between
the men of each mine and their em
ployer not between the United Mine
Workers and the employers.
When Wolverton had concluded Dar
row called attention, to the .assertion
WHICH GAVE ALARM
And Thus Saved Life of a Man Who
Was in Danger From Loss
Gas City, Ind.. Dec. is. Vied Pca
con, engineer at the city waterworks,
while alone nt the plant, was making
repairs on the flywheel. He was us
ing a crowbar to dislodge a heavy piece
of steel. The crowbar slipped and
P.eacou fell between the flywheel and
engine. In falling. Beacon's arm was
caught on u large set-screw and was
badly torn. The injury was a painful
one and the wound bled profusely.
As he was growing faint from loss
of blood. Beacon staggered to the tele
phone and called his wife. Then he
opened the valve of the big steam
wliistle and sounded an alarm that
was heard ov r town. People who live
near the waterworks rushed to the
place to learn the cause of the alarm.
They found 1 Si aeon in a pool of blood.
The injured man was taken to the
ollice of Dr. Conley and thirty-eight
stitches were icquired to close the gap
in his arm. It is said that Beacon
would have bled to death if he had not
blown the whistle for help.
WOMAN TO ASSUME OFFICE
She AVill Re Rerorder of n Ion a County,
Having Run for Office and
Iowa Falls., la.. Dee. IS. On . the
first of next month Miss Jennie G.
Kcith.of Goldlichl, la., will assume the
duties of the county recorder of
Wright county, having been elected at
the recent general election by a major
ity of l..'$11 votes over her Democratic
opponent. Miss Keith is an advr.;v.l9
of the industrial rights of women on a
basis of merit, eliminating the question
She is a newspaper woman by pro
fession, having been engaged in that
line of work tor the past live years,
three of which were spent in Wright
county. She was born in western Illi
nois in lSTlI and is of Scottish panhil-
age. She received the Republican nom
ination on May ".S of this year and
made a good campaign for the ollice
she will assume on Jan. 1.
NO HOPE OF RELIEF OFFERED
AS TO ANTHRACITE SUPPLY
Philadelphia. Pa.. Dec. Iv Ollicial
oi i lie Leaning railroad hoM oul no
hopes for relief of the ant h racite coal
stringency this winter. No coal in
storage ami a scarcitv ot cars is gi-
cu as the rea-on.
thai ret ouiiit '! nl the union is not an
issue before the commission, and said
that if the commission should sustain
that claim iiion the operators should
hae no right. to present witnesses to
show that the ioleiiee committed dur
ing the strike was instigated by the
union. .Tamos Torrey. of the Delaware
and Hudson, made the point that the
miners occupied most of the time try
ing to show that the union was not
responsible for it. and that it would be
unfair for the commission to deny the
right of the operators to combat that
Ira II. P.urns. one of the attorneys
for the independent operators, then
presented the opening statement of the
individual companies. This statement,
also makes a dead set against consid
eration of recognition of the union,
and pleads the letter requesting the
appointment of the commission. The
statement asserts this proposition very
vigorously. It says the commission, if
it increases the cost of production of
coal should remember where the in
crease will fall on the consumer. The
statement says: '
"As we understand it one of the
chief duties of the commission in this
case is to ascertain the value of la
bor in and about the mines. It is pure
ly a business proposition. It is the
value or the lalior. and not the neces
sities of the laborer that we are try
ing to ascertain. The laborer is worthy
of his hire, hut the hire is fixed ac
cording to what he does, and not by
what he needs.
"The wanton persecution of non-union
men. who only ask to be allowed
to earn their daily bread in peace, is
a shame to those who commit or al
low such persecution, and a blot on
the administration of justice In the
state of Pennsylvania. Without the
assistance of mob violence and terror
ization iio strike could exist for any
length of time."
Decision in a Patent Case.
Xew York. Dec. IS. A decision has
been handed down by the United States
court of appeals in the case of the
Westinghouse Airbrake company
against the New- York Airbrake com
pany, reversing flte lower court, which
rendered a decision in favor of the
plaintiffs and granted it an injunction
against the defendants. The suit in
question involves what is known as tlie
engineers' valve of the brake.
Opposition to a Reciprocity Treaty.
Washington. I ee. " 1. The senate
committee on foreign relations yester
day devoted sin hour and a half to
hearing from the Maine and Massachu
setts fishery interests in opjtosition to
the llay-P.ond treaty for reciprocity be
tween the United States and New
foundland. The opposition is radical
and aggressive and declares the treaty
U all in faror of Newfoundland.
Interstate Commerce Commis
sion Says the Tendency
WILL SOON ABOLISH COMPETITION
More Itailway Legislation Needed
Criminal Clauses Dead Kail
Washington. Dec. 18. The tendency
to combine continues the most signifi
cant feature of railway development,
according to the annual report of the
Interstate commerce commission. The
report says: "It is not open to ques
tion that the competition between rail
road carriers which formerly prevailed
has been largely suppressed, or at
least brought to the condition of ef
fective restraint. The progress of con
solidation, in one form or another, will
at no distant day confine this com
petition within narrow and unimpor
tant limits, because the control of most
railway properties will be merged in
a few individuals, whose common in
terests impel them to act in concert.
New Style of Regulation Wanted.
"While this will insure, as probably
nothing else can in equal degree, the
observance of published tariffs, and
so measurably remove some of the
evils which the act was designed to
prevent, the resulting situation in
volves consequences to the public
which claim , the most serious atten
tion. A law which might have an
swered the :iurpose when competition
was relied upon to secure reasonable
rates is demonstrably inadequate when
that competition is displaced by the
most far-reaching and powerful com
binations. So great a change in con
ditions calls for corresponding change
in the regulating statute."
Criminal Provision a Dead Letter.
The commission reaffirms its rec
ommendations for amending the inter
state commerce law and urges the
grave jieoessity for legislation and
says that tie fact that no convictions
have yet been obtained nor indictments
found in the cases of the roads which
were shown by an investigation last
winter to be giving secret rates to
grain shippers emph.itizes the fact that
the criminal provisions .f tlie present
interstate law are practically a deail
kfikct or issriNc; injunctions
May Re to Cot tlie Farmer More for the
Carriage of His (.rain.
Tiie commission says that the effect
of issuing injunctions to compel roads
lo observe published tariffs has been
to materially advance on commodities
the rate actually received by the car
rier and actually paid by tin shipper,
and that their operation as applied to
the present condition of railroad own
ership enables advances in rates which
might not otherwise be made and main
tained. While the producer of grain
will undoubtedly pay from now on
from 5 to 7 cents in some instances 10
rents per 1ih pounds more to trans
port that grain from the field to its des
tination than he had paid for some
time before these injunctions took ef
fect, this is not to be regarded as au
argument against the injunctions.
There ought to be some power which
cannot only compel these carriers to
maintain the published rate but which
can compel them to publish a fair and
reasonable rate. Thirty-eight formal
proceedings double the nuinlier
In-ought in the preceding year, and in
volving rates and practices of :(" rail
roads w ere instituted during the year.
To promote more general compliances
rrith the spirit of the safety appliance
law in the use of airbrakes the com
mittee recommends the passage of an
act forbidding Ihe running of trains in
which lesstlian one-half of the cars are
equipped with power brakes, and em
powering the commission to issue gen
eral orders requiring the use of power
brakes on more than " per cent, of
the cars in a train whenever it shall
find such increased use to be prac
tical. NEW MONITOR NEVADA
MAKES FINE SHOWING
IJockport. Mass.. Dec. P. The trial
f the monitor Nevada was held off
Cape Aim today. She covered the
course of '-." miles at the rate of i:j
knots an hour. The contract called
for 11',:. knots.
Ilanna Nephew May Re Senator.
l argo. N. D.. Dec. IS. The Cass
county legislative delegation of twelve
members met hen and enthusiastical
ly resolved to support I.. I. Ilanna for
United States senator. He is a bank
er and nephew of Senator Ilanna, of
Pinion Want II in Fees.
Wyniore. Nib., Dec. IS. As a result
of the recent closing of illegal saloons
in Wymore Uev. Parker has broug.it
suit against Iage county to re-over
20 per cent, of the tines imposed, as
allowed by tae Nebraska statutes.
Crew Is Frobahly Drowned.
Osweiro. N. Y.. Dec. IS. The schoon
er John E. Hall is ji shore on Duck's
island, thirty miles out in Iike On-
I.mI.Iv- has been
drowned, as nothing has been seen or
heard of the men.
COMB NAT O COMING
YATES NOW PLANS
TO VISIT CUBA
Governor Will Spend a Couple of
Days on Isle Before Return
ing to Illinois.
Springfield. 111.. Dec. IS. Cov.
Yates exjiects to return from Florida,
where he went to recuperate from his
illness. Dee. .'i0. but before returning
he will visit Cuba, spending two days
upon the island. Acting (iov. North
eott received a message last evening
from (iov. Yates stating that he will
go to Cuba for a short t rip. lie will
leave Miiami. Fla.. Sunday afternoon.
(iov. Yates also telegraphed that he
will have his message to the legisla
ture in readiness for presentation
w hen he ret urns.
STRIKING PHONE GIRLS
WIN OUT AT DES MOINES
Des Moines. Ia.. Dec. IS. The strike
of the operators of the I'.ell Telephone
company here, -which has now been in
progress about six months, has been
settled .by representatives of the com
pany and of the Trade and Labor as
sembly. The telephone girls are to be
paid wages l." per cent, in excess of
the union scale, and all of the girls
who struck are to be taken back to
TWENTY-SIX ARE MISSING
Two Vessel Fall to Make Fort and Were
Out in a Great Fake
Cleveland. O., Dec. IS. The steamer
S. K. Martin, a lumber carrier, with,
the schooner Charles Spademan in
tow. are reported missing, the Mar
tin having a crew of twelve or four
teen aboard of her and the Spademan
a crew of ten .r twelve. The two lioats
cleared from here on Dec. 12 for Port
Huron with coal, and left port two
Since that time they have not been
heard of. That is the night of the ter
rific storm on Lake Erie, when most
of the lioats sought shelter behind
Marblehead. Under the circumstances
grave fears are expressed for their
safety. The two boats si re owned by
M. Sicken, of Marine City.
Detroit. Dee. IS. The steamer S. K.
Martin and her tow. the schooner
Charles Spademan, are in the ice in
I-ake Erie about eight or ten miles be
low the mouth of the river. They are
not believed to be in any immediate
danger. The tug Home Uule is with
FOUGHT WITH A BUCK
Hunter Attacked and Han to Kill the An
imal with His Knifc Kscape
Crand Kapids. Wis.. Dec. IS. The
head and antlers of a monster buck is
the trophy that Myron Osgood has to
remind him of a terrific light with the
animal in the heart of the woods. Os
good had wounded the buck, and find
ing the trail of blood, overtook him.
A few shots seem to finish the deer,
which fell to the ground.
Osgood rushed forward to cut the
animal's throat, but just as he grasped
theantlers his supjosed prize suddenly
sprang up and attacked him with ant
lers and hoofs. Osgood's strength.
was nearly exhausted when he suceed
Confesses on Indiana Homicide.
Covington, Ind.. Dec. IS. A t'olum-
bus. O.. telegram says: "Frank Peat
ty, arrested a few days ago for drunk
enness, has confessed to the iolice that
he is a fugitive from justice, having es
caped from jail at Covington. Ind.,
while under i;nlictinent for murder
twenty-eight years ago. P.eatty says a
man named Jacob Oalvin was shot and
kilh-d, and that he was accused for
tlie crime, lb' says, however, that the
shooting was accidental."
Gets a Verdict of Not I'roren.
Washington. Dec. IS. In the case
of I!. I- DeP.raun. a store keeper and
ganger in the office of the collector of
internal revenue at Terre Haute. Ind..
chargixl with making collections for
olitical purposes the solicitor of the
treasury finds that the evidence is too
conflicting to warrant dismissal and he
will be allowed to continue in his pres
Child Kills Its Infant Sister.
Jacksonville. Ills., Dec. IS. Jesse
Tribble, aged ." years, son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Tribble. residing sixteen
miles soufh of here, shot and instant
ly killed his 1-year-old sister while she
was lying in her mother's lap. The
boy was playing with a revolver when
Lo suddenly itointcd it at the baby,
saying. "Look out. sister," and pulled
Can Get No Rehearing. '
Springfield, Ills.. Dec. IS. In the su
preme court a petition for a rehearing
in the cases of the Chicago street rail
way companies against the city of Chi
cago was denied. This ends the liti
gation regarding the transfer cases so
far as Illinois courts are coiierned.
but the cases, it is said, will be taken
to the United States supreme court.
Pretty Suspicions losanity.
Waukesha, Wis., De. is. (Jeorge
IJowers. the convicted murderer of his
father, became insane in the court
room When a life sentence was im
Iosed.' The united efforts of four dep
uty sheriffs were required to get him
out of the court room.
Heavy Loss of Life and
Property in Asiatic
CHILDREN ARE VICTIMS
Nine Thousand Homes
of Natives Are
Tashkend. Asiatic Kussia. Dee. Is.
Three, oflicials. two soldiers and 15U
natives, mostly children, were killed,
and ::0t) natives and IT soldiers injur
ed a.s the result of an earthquake aC
A ml ijan yesterday.
Nine thousand houses of native
and 13l Kussian residences were de
stroyed by the earthquake.
VICTIM OF SHOOTING HAD
HEAVY LIFE INSURANCE
Louisville. Dec. is. It developed to
day that K. (". Vhane. the Louisville
business man. who was found dead
last niirht with a gunshot wound in.
his breast, carried $:;.Vt.i00 life insur
ance. WELL KNOWN POLITICIAN
DROPS DEAD IN OHIO
Toledo. Dec. is. Charles P. (iritlin,
one of the best known politicians of
Ohio, dropped (lead today of heart
PUBLISHING HOUSE MAKES
Cincinnati. Dec. is. Jones llros.
Publishing company, of this city, as
signed today. The liabilities ar3
.100.(M)(l; assets. .f.-.U.OOO.
Nortl in PosHeftslon.
Port au Prince. Dee. ls.-- ;t-n. Nord
having been proclaimed president of
llayti by the army took possession of
the national palace ihis morning.
Detroit southern and Toledo.
Detroit. Die. IS. President Samuel
Hunt, of the Detroit Southern railroad,
makes an absolute denial of the reimrt
emanating from Toledo that his road
would enter Toledo, and that a corps
of engineers had ben at work for a
month surveying a line from Napoleon
to Toledo. President Hunt positive
ly deniHl that his road had sent ouc
any such surveying party.
Borcher Boys Plead Not Guilty.
Columbus. Neb.. Dei-. IS. The
Rorcher boys, accused of cremating
their stepfather. (Jerhard Horcher,
were arraigned here and pleaded not
guilty. Tli' case was set for today.
The crime was committed on Oct. ."1,
the boys living alone in the house for
two days after the death of Horcher.
Detroit Gets the Meeting.
Philadelphia. Dec. IS. Announce
ment was made yesterday that the ex
ecutive committee of the National Mu
nicipal League has accepted the invita
tion of the Detroit Municipal League
to hold the next annual meeting in
Detroit. The date of the meeting hass
been fixed for April 2-'l and 24.
One Knclneer Asleep.
Table Rock. Neb.. Dee. IS. Tw
freight trains on the Rurlington route
collided head-on in the yards here early,
yesterday, wrecking lioth engines.
Fireman Morrell was killed, whielt
was th eonly casualty. The indications
are that one of the engineers was
Japanese Midget Dead.
New York. Dec. IS. "Oeneral Pea
nuts." who for a number of years was
one of the best kuown midgets and
clowns connected with Barn urn's and
Forepaugh & Sells' circuses, wasj
found dead in bd yesterday. This
midget was a Japanese, ."IS years old,
and 2 feet 1 inch high.
Mohawkite Is All Cons,
Houghton. Mich.. Dec. IS. TJie shii
ment of mohawkite from the Ilohawlc
mine has ceased, the veiu having
pinched out. Of late it has been very;
Irregular, varying from three feet
one inch in thickness.
Boston Men Boy at Jollet.
Joliet, Ills., Dec. IS. Tb Franklin)
Steel company, of Boston, has pur
chased the plant of the Joliet Yir
company and will move its Boston fac
There ' is a marked increase in the
growth of rice in Texas and Louisiana,
so marked that the industry is spoken
of as being transferred from the south) .
AJlaiitjc stateB to this new territory.