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VOIi. Iill. NO. 54.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1902-SIXTEEX PAGES.
PRICE TV."0 CENTS.
Is the Proposition of the
Powers in Reply to
AS TO VENEZUELA
Meanwhile Blockade of
Ports is Announced--Internal
Washington, Dec. 20. President
IJoosevelt lias proposed t the allied
powers that the Venezuelan dispute
be. submitted to arbitration of The
Hague tribunal. The powers have re
plied with a counter proposal that
President Booseveit himself arbitrate
A semi-official statement, made to
night savs: "The invitation to Roose
velt to act as arbitrator was made
after :i thorough consultation be
tween Oermany and Great Britain.
An understanding1 has been reached
by the two powers on the reserva
tions attached to the offer and the
lierinaii note will agree with the Brit
ish ntte on all esntial points.
Beginning: of Mockade.
Washington, Dec. 20. The state de
partment has received notice from
Charge tVAff aires White at London
that the blockade of Venezuelan ports
will begin the 2oth.
Berlin, Dec. 20. The (iermnn gv
ernnieint. today published a decree embodying-
the conditions of the block
ade of Germany's portion of the Wn
London. Dec. 20. Official proclimn-
lion of the blockade of Venezuelan
ports was gazetted this morning, be
coming effective today.
Venezuela's Internal Troubles.
I'anama. Dec. 2. News receivel
litre from the Yene.uelan frontier is
to the- elfecl. that tha revolutionary
movement against t astro is now more
powerful than ever. Gen. Matos is
said to be at the head of a powerful
army and on good terms with repre
sentatives of the foreign powers.
Cruisers Arrive at La Gaayra
La Guayra. Dec. 20. The I'nited
States cruiser Albany, the French
cruiser Troudc ami the Briti.-li cruis
er Betribution arrived here this
San Juan, Porto Pico, Dec. 20. The
United States cruiser Albany has been
ordered to La Guayra. She will re
turn here immediately from that port.
This step Is taken in accordance with
instructions from Secretary Moody,
transmitted through Admiral Dewey.
Washington, Dec. 20. The explana
tion of the visit of the cruiser Albany
to L a Guayra made here is that she
Is taking a naval officer to assist Min
ister Bowen in the discharge of the
numerous duties suddenly devolved up
Washington. Dec. 20. The official
day yesterday closed without further
developments here respecting the Ven
ezuelan complications. . The status of
the arbitration proposition, on which
every one waits, was that wit a will
ingness to accept such a solution in
principle none of the allies was ready
to submit unreservedly to arbitration;
in each, case there were reservations
or condition insisted upon. Respect
ing the method of arbitration if it
should come to that form of adjust-nient-it
is noted that the feeling is
growing that The Hague tribunal
should undertake the case. Bowen, it
is reported, wishes to come to Wash
ington In order personally to effect an
adjustment with the resident ambas
sadors of the allies, but while the state
department makes no statement upon
the point it is lielieved that it does
not regard this plan with favor.
Thing Not To Be Arbitrated.
It is pointed out hefe in connec
tion with the project to refer the mat
ter to The Hague tribunal that hi
some phases the disputes will not ad
mit of arbitration. .Such is the case,
for instance, where attacks of Ilrit
ish and German subjects and the Ger
1 man legation at Caracas, and arrests
of consular officers have made the Ven
ezuelan offense equivalent to attacks
on the national honor of the allies,
and as such to be atoned for only by
an ample apology. The Hague tribunal
could not arbitrate such Issues, but It
is pointed out at the state department
that the claims are divisible, and that
if President Castro choosea to render
the necessarr apologies the remaining
TO BE R.ETIR.ED
Iowa Supreme Court Grants a Num
ber of Xew Hear-
Des Moines, Dec. 20. Mat Hunter,
convicted of the murder of Homer
Holland at Mt. Ayr and sentenced to
life imprisonment, was t-oday gra"nted
a new trial by the supreme court.
Holland had a national reputation as
a college athlete. The supreme court
today ordered a new trial in the cases
of Phillips and Itrooks, negroes, con
victed of the murder of Marshal Sun
blad at Lake City, and sentenced to
be hanged Dec. IS.
LAST HONORS ARE PAID
TO WIDOW OF GEN. GRANT
Washing-ton, Dec. 20. In the pres
ence of a notable assemblage, includ
ing President Iioosevelt, t-ome of his
cabinet, and many senators and rep
resentatives, most of the army, navy
and marine officers in t lie city in
their dress uniforms, funeral services
over the remains of Mrs. .lulia Dent
(irant, widow of the former soldier-
president, were held in this city this
morning. The casket immediately af
terward was taken to Xew York on
a train over the Pennsylvania rail
road. All the children of Mrs. Grant
were present except Jesse, who will
reach New York this morning to at
tend the. ceremonies in that city to
morrow. quesUons can proierly go to The
Guarantees Not Necessary.
It is believed that the United States
government inclines to the view that
there Is a disitosition to insist need
lessly on guarantees for the payment
by Venezuela of any judgment that
might be rendered against her by the
arbitration. It believes that the force
of enlightened public opinion would
absolutely ensure a settlement of any
judgment rendered by the august tri
bunal, and that President Castro would
not le sustained by a single Ajneri-
ean country in defaulting.
SPECIAL FROM NEW YORK
Paints to the German Ere in niood-Red
the Feeling There.
Berlin. Dco.2. A semi-official state
ment in Ihe Xord Deutsche Allge-
nieine Zeitung nays: "A loejtl paper
has published a cablegram from Xew
York saying: 'The greatest excitement
prevails here. The entire press holds
Germany to be resioiisible for the
present situation. Germany is attacked
in hostile articles, while Great Brit
aln Is praised. The newspapers insist
that Germany Intends to acquire -ol-onies
in Venezuela and I'.razil.
"We have noticed similar telegrams
in English papers, and if these state
ments are representative of the feel
ing In the United States with even
approximate correctness we would
have sincerely to deplore that the
American press shows itself accessible
to wholly unfounded suspicions of
German policy. The government of
the United States long ago was cate
gorically informed that Germany is
seeking nothing in Venezuela beyond
satisfaction for just claims and com
pensatlon. "The Anglo-German ce-operation is
based upon the similarity of the inter
ests affected, and only wilful! pre
judice could detect a difference in the
proceedings of the two countries. The
course of events will demonstrate that
the intentions of the German govern
ment are free from adventurous mo
tives." COAL CONFERENCE REPORT
ADOPTED BY BOTH HOUSES
Washington. Dec. 20. The house
and senate today adopted the confer
ence report on the . coal strike com
mission bill. The house adjourned
until Jan. 0.
IS OFF AS TO DETROIT
Detioit, Dec. 20. Sheriff Dickson
today announced that the Corbett
McGovorn fight would not take place
Vlatlon Fight Is Over.
Gas City, Iiid., Dec. 20. The bitter
contest between the city authorities
and people who are opposed to vac
cination has ended by the authorities
rescinding the vaccination ordinance.
Children are to be admitted to the pub
lic schools whether they are vaccinated
or not. It Is thought that this action
was brought about by the death of
the mayor's son, who died from the
effects of vaccination. Suits filed in
court by the anti-vaccinationists will
Had Roy Attacks His Mother.
St. Joseph, Mich., Dec. 20. George
Shearer, of Stevenvllle, aged 17, be
came demented and attacked his moth
er with a carving knife. His father In
terfered, when the boy chased the
whole family out o fthe house. He was
placed in the county jail.
Discouraged Student Cuts His Throat.
Ottuinwa, la., Dec. 20. Because he
thought he had failed to pass his ex
aminations, Everett Harman, of Mal
colm, la., a student at the Iowa Wes
Ieyan university, committed suicide by
cutting bis throat. .
NO END OF TESTIMONY
As to the State of Things in the
Anthracite Region During
LETTEE OF PEESIDENT NICHOLLS
Indicating That He Knew What Was
Going On What the Wit
Scranton. Pa., Dec. 20. Non-union
men, some of their relatives, and oth
ers to the number of thirty, apieared
before the anthracite strike -commission
yesterday and told their stories
of boycotts, intimidations, dynamiting
and violence in various forms during
the late strike. Each witness . called
was a sufferer in one form or another
at the hands, he alleged, of union men.
tour witnesses said attempts were
made to blow up their houses; one
house was badly damaged, many of
the witnesses were threatened with
bodily harm, several were beaten, one
was shot in the leg, every one stoned,
boycotted or hung in emgy.
Ramifications of the Uoyeott.
One school teacher testified having
lost his position because his father did
not strike. One man was asked to re
sign from a Itoman Catholic temper
ance society, and another witness was
expelled from a local lodge of the An
cient Order of Hibernians, after a
membership c f twenty-six or twenty
eight years, because they were classed
as unfair workmen. Joseph II. Dugan,
the man who was requested to give
up his membership in the temperance
socivty, remained at work doing re
pair work and acting as a watchman.
He wept while on the witness stand
as he told of how they ordered him
to leave after many years of pleasant
social relations with its members.
They Used His Own Tackes on Him.
He was actie in the. society, and
drilled many of those w ho have grown
to manhood in the military branch of
the society. He said he had been stoned
and otherwise badly treated, and add
ed that a good clubbing would not
have hurt half as much as the ac
tion of the society in throwing him
out of the order. The boys he had
drilled in the society stomal him on
the highway, and when he displayed
his revolver they all dropped fiat on
the road. C. S. Darrow. for the min
ers, asked the witness if he thought
the union taught them that, to which
the witness icplied that he, as captain
of the military company of the so
ciety had taught the boys the military
tactics which they resorted to when
he flourished his pistol.
GLAD HE IS "OIT OF IT"
Feeling: of the Man Expelled from the A.
O. n. More Specimen Boycotts.
James Mitchell was the man who
was expelled from the Hibernian so
ciety. He said he worked during the
strike as a repair man, and did not
consider it ' unfair" Ix-cause he did
not mine any coal. He had been a
member of tde society twenty-six or
twenty-eight years, and at a meeting
one night during the strike the ques
tion of his "unfairness" came up, and
the members present unanimously
voted to expel him. He had lieen pay
ing dues all these years and was In
good standing, but he added that he
was now glad he was out of it.
A Polander named Max I.asar, who
did not quit when the strike was in
augurated, told of how a man threw a
quart bottle of giant iowder, to which
a lighted fuse was attached, into the
parlor of his home. He extinguished
the fuse. The powder was shown to
the commission. Eugene Detty. in no
way connected with the strike, said he
was mistaken for a non-union man at
night and so badly beaten that he was
laid up for two month.
Thomas Kennedy, aged 15 years,
worked In a drug store In Carliondale.
Ills father was an engineer in the
employ of the Delaware and Hudson
company and did not quit work when
the strike started. The manager of the
drug store 'was requested by a com
mittee from the union to discharge
him, and rather than have the store
lioycotted the druggist told the boy to
quit. The father corroborated the
story, and added that he had to keep
his children from the public schools as
they were being abused.
David K. Lewis, a foreman working
for the Delaware and Hudson com
pany, said the authorities of the bor
ough of Olyphant made no attempt
to .keep the peace. Most of them were
mine workers, or relatives of mine
workers. John Lewandofskl. who
worked during the strike for the Dela
ware, Lackawanna and Western com
pany, testified to an attempt being
made to blow up his house with dyna
mite. The explosive and the fuses
were produced before the commission.
LKTTEa FROM PRESIDENT NICnOXtLS
Promising; Peace "So Long as He Behaves
An Italian named Frank Fldati, who
was a striker, but who was hired by
a coal operator to watch the home
of a non-union man, was shot in the
leg by other i-trikers because he would
not stop .protecting the man's house.
The non-union man who lived in the
house, and. . subsejiQentJj:- Quit ' .work.
Among Them Being an Extra Wife or
So and Then There Was
St. Joseph, Mich., Dec. 20. Judge
Ellsworth, of the probate court, has
decided a remarkable case involving
the estate of Andrew Jackson, a col
ored citizen. Andrew Jackson was a
slave during the civil war, and escaped
to the north. In ISO!) he married Ma
tilda Manson. There were two chil
dren of this union. William Jackson
and Mrs. Mary McCowau, now both of
Niles. In lHl'.l Andrew Jackson was
divorced from Matilda and in 1S73
Jackson married Julia Gibson. There
were no children from this union. They
lived together until 1NN0, when they
parted by mutual consent.
Both of theiu married shortly after
ward, without waiting for the formal
ity of a divorce, and nobody questioned
this proceeding, until after Jackson's
death. Julia married George Washing
tou, a colored man, and Andrew Jack
son married Flora Ilussell. From this
last marriage Jack sou, had four chil
dren. Most of his property, which was
quite exteusive in Xiles, was accumu
lated after his third marriage. There
was a big contest in the probate court
among the various heirs, and Judge
Ellsworth finally decided that the two
children by his first marriage were the
AFFIDAVIT RAISES TROUBLE
Divorce Case That Is Now Complicated
with a Suit for Slander Salt Against
Corunna, Mich., Dee. -0. There was
an exciting scene in the circuit court
room here when the suit of Blanche
Cole Case against Frank D. Case, for
divorce, was begun. This case, involv
ing two of the the best-known youug
people . in the eastern section of the
county, is the mt sensational divorce
case tried in this county in years.
The wife's bill of complaint charges
her husband with serious acts. When
the wife's attorney started to intro
duce an alfi'lavit by a physician., the
husband's attorney jimi-xil to his feet.
declaring that if the atHdavit were
filed a slander suit for $1o.00O would
be immediately be begun against the
doctor. The affidavit was tiled and
the suit has been begun. A second
suit, growing out of the original one
is .a suit brought by the husband of
the com pla ilia nt ugainst her father, ex-
SherilT Cole, for .",mmi for alleged
alienation of the wife's affections.
TO RECLAIM MARSH LAND
Contract for a llljj Ditch To lie Due
Through North western Indiana and
the Kankakee Marsh.
Crown Point, Ind.. Dec. Prelim
inary steps art under way in the north
western counties of Indiana, including
La Porte. Starke, Porter, iike and Jas
per, to construct what will probably
be the largest artificial waterway of
its kind east of the Mississippi river.
When completed it will reclaim hun
dreds of thousands of acres of Kanka
kee marsh lands which' are now regard
ed as worthless.
A contract has been let for the first
fourteen miles in Laporte and Starke
counties for S120.JHIO. The ditch will
lie eighty feet wide and sixteen feet
deep. It Is Ihe plan of the other coun
ties to continue the great ditch to the
Illinois line, a distance of sixty-miles.
The total cost will be alniut $1,000,
UOO. was next called, and produced a let
ter written by President T. D. Xlcholls,
of district No. I, In Which he stated
that the witness had quit work and
was a good union man and that all
union men should treat him in a
friendly manner "so long as he Tbo
haved himself accordingly."
John Conlin, a mine lioss and presi
dent of the school itoard of Plains,
near Wilkesbarre, testified that a com
mittee of a local union called on him
and asked that school teachers whose
relatives were working In the mines be
not reappointed as teachers. Frank
McCarty, a teacher in Miners' Mills,
was next called and said he was not
reappointed, and themnly reason given
was "politic1".." His father was a mine
foreman and was working during the
strike. He knew of a female teacher
whose father did not'strike who failed
All the other witnesses tcstlrid to
having been hung In effigy once or
more times, "that grocers, butchers,
milkmen and Icemen refused to serve
them, because they were afraid thfir
business would be boycotted, and that
they were severely beaten and social
ly ostracized. :
During the session Chairman Gray
recalled the Iheldept when the ac
curacy of the Pennsylvania company's
wage figures had Imii questioned be
cause the numler ojf them earning a
certain sum per year was not given.
Gray said that at tli.? time the fig
ures were supplied the company audi
tor had notified the commission re
corder that he could not tell In all
cases the number of men engaged iu
the earning of a specified wage.
Scranton, Dee. 20. The anthracite
coal strike commission held its last
Mission of the vear todav and ad
f the vear todav
to nier-t in Philadelphia
news all -'the time The
EXPORT RAIL TARIFFS
Interstate Commerce Magnates
Are Looking Into Things
That Are Peculiar,
MUCH DIFIEKENOE IN T WOT ABUTS
Freight Carried 4,000 Miles as Cheap
ly as l.OOO Ocean Tariffs
the Cause. .
Xew York, Dec. 20. The interstate
commerce commission met yesterday
to investigate the railroad rates on
.iiiprt traffic. C. S. Wight, freight traf
fic Manager of the Haltimore and Ohio
railroad, presented a schedule show
ing the charges of his company for the
inland transportation of imported
freight. His road has maintained the
rates shown in the schedule since the
beginning of the year, without varia
tion or concession. The rates on the
ocean steamers he did not believe were
fixed in New York. Iteplying to Com
missioner Prouty he said the rate
charged by his road on Imports be
tween New York and Chicago is 18
cents per lOO pounds, whereas like
goods originating in New York paid
(5 ents per UK) pounds freight to Chi
Explains That Eighteen Cents.
"There is no discrimination. The 18
cents is a proportion we receive of a
through rate from some other place.
while the 05 cents is the total cost of
though carriage from shipping point
"Your foreign agent works on com
mission?" Prouty asked. "You give
him your rate and he charges what he
can get. With the profit he makes and
the commission you allow he has to
protct his contracts?"
"That is how I understand it.
TLs tg. and Short-Hauls Case.
A lb. trt T. Meyer, manager of the
Vulcaal.- C'inent company, testified
that t.'i rate per barrel from Vul
canite, N. J., to East St. Louis is 00 l-.r
cents, while from Antwerp or Ham
burg the' through rate is only tT cents
Frank Harriott, commissioner of the
inqort committee of 'the Trunk lines,
said only good faith prevents the dif
ferent railroads from making conces
sions to shippers, lie promised to pre
pare a statement showing that certain
kinds of imiHirts are carru-d at smaller
rates than the domestic articles.
PKOl'TY ASKS ANOTHER QUESTION
No Fixed Tariff for Ocean Freights and
Why It I That Way.
"What would be the result in the port
of Xew York if congress should en
act a law." Commissioner Prouty
asketl. "that no railroad miirht carry
imported goods at less rate than it
charges for domestic giMxls?"
"In the long run." Harriott replied,
"it might be a good thing. Teuqorarlly
it would stop trade. The Improvement
would have to come by an adjustment
of freights by the steamship lies."
Marcellus F. Perry, manager of the
foreign department of the American
Express company, said his company
makes itscharges for forwarding goods
on the basis of the steamship charges,
plus the railroad charges. The -oiu-pany.
he said, receives no concessions
below the announced tariff.
Samuel P.ettle. of the International
Navigation company, said he believed
the published tariffs of the railroad
companies are absolutely maintained.
"There is no fixed tariff for ocean
freights." Kettle said. "There have
been times when I could not touch ce
ment at any figures, and times when
I have paid to secure it because get
ting' the weight that way was cheaper
than handling rocks for ballast."
II. H. Chamberlain, freight manager
of the Erie railroad, declared that the
tariff rates as published are strictly
maintained. Nathan Guilford, freight
traffic manager of the New York Cen
tral railroad, said the difference in
rates between inijwrts and domestic
goods is more a pa rent than real. Will
iam H. Joyce, general freight traffic
manager of the Pennsylvania com
pany, testified that on his road the
tariff rates are the actual rates.
"Do you consider the difference in
rates." Commlsisoner Knapp asked,
"the result of a commercial or a traffic
"largely a traffic condition," was
the reply of E. D. Caldwell, vice pres
ident of the 1 ., L. and W. "It came
altout originally through the ne-essity
of attracting shipping to the iorts,
and the easiest way to attract the
shipping was in making cheap through
rates for their cargoes."
POPE SIGNS APPOINTMENT
OF ARCHBISHOP QTJIGLEY
Home. Dec. 20. The pope today
signed the appointment of IJishop
Jnaics E. Quigley. of JJuffalo. as arch
bishop of Chicago
r.loomimrton.Ills.. Dec. 20. Through
n teebnicalitv of the law Daisy Carle-
ton -may be freed of the charge of mur
der of Mrs. Joseph Leslie. Her attor
neys Thursday made a motion that she
be discharged through an error in per
mitting a sick juror to retire. The
'court overruled the motion, but it is
believed that if the defendant Is con-
vtcted the supreme court will order
her rnlea&a. r
THIEVES GET $3,000
AT VALLEY JUNCTION
Dynamite Safe in Miller's Drug Store
in the Rock Island Kail
road Tow a.
Dt-s Moines, Dec. 20. At Valley
Junction, a suburb, early today, bur
glars dynamited the safe in Miller's
drug s-torf, securing $:;.000 in money
end checks. .
MANY PEOPLE INJURED IN
TROLLEY CAR ACCIDENT
New York, Dec. 20. Three women
were perhaps fatally injured and 57
other passengers bruised and badly
shaken up in a trolley accident at
Weehawken at midnight. The car
was struck bv an Erie freight train.
GREAT HOLIDAY TRADE
Only Adverse Feature of the Situation Is
That Coal Is Scarce for All
Xew York, Dec. I'D. R. CI. Dun &
Co.'s Weekly Ileview of Trade today
says: Holiday trade has exceeded even
the most sanguine exjiectations, and
retail dealing in all staple lines of mer
chandise are well maintained, with the
bettergrades of goods in brisk demand.
Wholesome conditions prevail In most
sections of the country, although in
parts of the southwest the season has
fallen behind the average. Even in
these cases reports are encouraging
for the future. Industrial plants are
well employed, orders running far into
the future, and labor controversies are
The only adverse feature of the situ
ation Is the fact that supplies of fuel
are utterly inadequate, both for house
hold and manufacturing uses, snow in
creasing the delay of deliveries, flail
way earnings thus far reiorted for
December exceed last year's by 4.2
per cent., and those of WOO by 10.4 per
cent. Two events of lmportau-e have
o-curred in relation to the leading
manufacturing industry" the United
States Steel Corporation has greatly
extended its scope by absorbing many
outside plants and certain desirable
railway connections, and the an
nouncement of advanced freight rates
to take effect Jan. 1, showing an aver
age Increase, of about H per cent, on
products of iron and steel.
Failures for the week numbered
207 in the United States, against 20o
last year .and 10 in Canada, compared
with 27 a year ago.
NOTORIOUS SWINDLERS ARE
ARRESTED IN MADRID
Madrid. Dee. 20. Madame Humbert.
icr husband, brother and ' sNter-iu
law. who became notorious in conmc-
tio'i with great, safe frauds in I'aris.
were nriv-ted at their home here.
Arrested for Parricide.
Iron Mountain, Mich., Dec. 20.
Xels Erickson has again been arrested
charged with the murder of his fa
ther, John Erickson. who disappeared
from his home at Xorway last May,
The body was found in Xovember ov-
ered with brush, and three holes in the
head showed how death resulted. Xels
Erickson was arrested at the time.
but was later discharged. A shotgun
found near the lody supposed at the
time to iK-long to the dead man's son
has been fully identified and led to
Exception Declared Bad Law.
Indianapolis, Dec. 20. The supreme
court Thursday held inconstitutioual
the act of March 4. SO!), making an
exception from the law preventing
townships from creating a debt ip ex
cess of 4 per cent, of the total assessed
value of property in the' township
where the bonds for the construction
of roads were not sold prior to Feb.
27, lSW. in "counties where, by the
United States census of 1S0O, the popu
lation is shown to be between 13,000
Erring- Iowa Postmanter Caoght.
Peoria. Ills.. Dec' 20. Xels C. Mat-
son, postmaster at Aliitdletown. lies
Moines county. Ia.. who has leen want
cd by the government authorities since
May 5 last, for the embezzlement of
postoffice monej order funds to the ex
tent of $300. was arrested in I'ekin
Thursday, He acknowledged his gnilt
and was taken before United States
Commissioner Howe, who fixed his
bond at $2,000 nnd ordered him re
manded to the county jail.
Little Girl's Plea Is Heard.
Lincoln. Xeb.. Dec. 20. (Jovcrnor
Savage yesterday gave Daisy iavv-
rence, agea jo years, or rorioiK. a
Christmas present in the shape of a
inrdon for he.- father, who is serving a
three years' sentence in the state penl
tentlarv for c mtiezzlemcnt. The par
don was grarted In response to a piti
ful letter from the little girl.
VIU Take Dr. Martin's Place.
Louisville, Dee. 20. At a meeting of
tue lsiard of the directors of the Pres
byterian Theological seminary of Ken
tucky Itev. Dr. Henry E. Dosker, of
Holland. Mich., was selected for the
chair of church history made vacant
by the death of Dr. C. B. II. Martin.
Receiver of the Westby Bank.
LaCrosse, Wis., Dec. 20. Judge
Fruit has appointed Martin II. Bak-
kedal, a tobacco dealer, receiver of the
defunct Bank of Westby. Depositor
will get about 75 per cent. .
Perry Brown, of Lake
Mills, Iowa, the
Woods Company, Colo
rado Springs, Princi
Denver, Col., Dec. 20. A mining
s-uit involving many valuable claims
at Victor, some of which are estima
ted to be worth $500,000, has been
filed in the federal court.
Stockholder as Plaintiff
Terry llrtiwn. of Lake Mills, Iow.i,
is the plaintiff. He brings suit as. :
stockholder in the Mount IIo?a Min
ing company and alleges mismanage
ment of affairs of the Mount lCosa.
The Woods Investment company, of
Colorado Springs, is the principal de
fendant. L. F. C. ENTERTAINMENT
PROVES FINE SUCCESS
The young ladies of the high school
L. F C club gave a very pleasing pro
gram last evening before a large au-
iiencc ;;t the school assembly room,
ind as the result of their elTorts
they now have tl.e sum i f 3f4S to in
vest in decorations for the new build
ing. All of the intlix idiial performers did
themselves t-re lit. and wn the plaud
its of the audience, each receiving an
encore. The young ladies who took
part in the club play that ended the
program showed considerable dra
nat ic. talent .
The tit!- of the play was. "Who I
to Inherit," and the cast of charac
ters was as follows: Mrs. Annersley,
Edna Carl; Julia Annersley. Cert rude
("arse; Mrs. Manfort. Faith ('liannon;
Margaret Hodkins. Kuth liuffum: Su-t-ae
Fitfudge, Helen Wright: Mar
gery MuckkMou, Zclla Barrett: Miss
Chatter. Cora YanGaMer; Miss Nicely,
Sara Stoddard; Mis l'r.ve, .Martha
The numbers preceding the pl.iv in
cluded a piano vild bv Ernst Hen
i.ing; violin solo. Phoebe Brooks:,
i eliding. Miss Gertrude Don; piano
solo, Nina Van Buren, and vocal solo,
CHAFFEE TO BE CHIEF
OF THE REGULAR ARMY
Washington, Dec. 20. It is stated
at the war department that lien.
Chaffee will succeed Gen. Young as
lieutenant general of the army upon
the retirement of Young, who will
At 2:40 the senate adjourned until
PRESIDENT AND FAMILY 00
TO VIRGINIA FOR SUNDAY
Washington. Dec. 20. The presi
dent, accompanied by Mrs. Roosevelt
ami four of their children, left ati
noon for Ilapidan, Ya., to sjend Sun
dav with friends.
Sionz City's New Railway Station.
Sioux City, la., Dec. 20 The mag
nificent new passenger station of the
Chicago and Northwestern railroad in
Sioux City is now under roof and the
work of "finishing the Interior la in
progress. The structure will cost
$150,000 and will be one of the most
complete and elaborate in its appoint
ments in the west.
To Harness the Colorado.
Arizona engineers regard the Grand
Canyon of the Colorado as affording
one of the greatest fields in existence
for the development of electricity from
water power, says Youth's Companion.
In addition to the immense power of
the Colorado itself large stores of en
ergy are available in the smaller
streams that leap into the vast chasm.
The plan by which the power of the
main stream will, it is now thought.
eventually be utilized is that of "pick-,
Ing up" the fall of the river by means
of tunnels. At a point about seventy
miles north of Williams it is said that
a fall of 5,000 feet can be found in s
distance but little exceeding a mile.
"Csnrt Marblelst" Latest la Titles. 1
The craze for titles among Germans
has just received a singular illustra
tion, says a special Berlin cable dis
patch to the New York World. The
Grand Duke of Hesse has published a
special gazette conferring the' heredi
tary title of court marbleist on the ma- .
son who has reconstructed the grand- .
ducal bathroom. . . - .. , 1 ,