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VOL. Iill. NO. 75.
KOCK ISLAND, ILL., FBIDAY, JANUARY 1S, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
The Shooting of Editor
Gonzales By J. H.
VICTIM IS BETTER
Crime Was Committed
Without a Word of
Columbia. S. C, Jan. 1(5. Editor
Conzales, who was perhaps fatally
shot by Lieut, (iov. Tillman yesterday,
is reported by his physicians this
morning- to be holding- his own with
indications of improvement.
Columbia, S. C, Jan. 30. Narcisso
Goner (Ionzales. editor of The State,
is at the Columbia hospital in a criti
cal condition from a pistol wound In
flicted by James II. Tillman, lieuten
ant governor of South Carolina, and
a nephew of United States Senator
Tillman. The shooting occurred ah
Main street, just at the intersection
of ;ervais street, in full view of the
state capitol the most frequented cor
ner in Columbia. It was just a few
moments before 2 p. ni. when the cry
was passed along the streets that "Jim
Tillman has shot X. (J. ('onales."
Wound Is I'robably Fatal,
(lonzales w.-is taken to the oMice of
The State, where physicians pro
nounce his wound very dangerous and
probably fatal. Policeman Roland im
mediately after the shooting arrested
Lieutenant ("ovcrnor Tillman and took
him to the iolice headquarters, where
he was relieved of two pistols with one
of which he shot Gonzales. From tho
police station he was taken to the
county jail, where he was kept under
protection of officers. The only at
tributed cause for the shooting- is that
during the recent primary election
(Ionzales bitterly opposed .Lieutenan
.ovcrnor Jiiiman m ins race for gov
Soma of Gonzales' Criticism.'
During tne progress or that cam
pnign C'onza'cs in his tight to defeat
Tillman had editorially calld him
debauchee and blackguard, and having
denounced him as a "criminal eandi
date, ana "a proven liar." It was
this and other such editorials, it is sup
posed, that goaded Tillman to the mur
der. Since the first primary, Aug. 2G,
10O2. Gonzales has had nothing to say
nlxnit Tillman except to comment up
on the result of the primary.
SHOT DOWN WITHOUT A CHANCE
Seems to Have Been the Way Gonzales
Met His Probable Death Wound.
There appears to le no conflict of
testimony as to the essential features
of the tragedy. C'onzales was walkln
home alone from his office. Lieutenant
Governor Tillman left the state house
just after tho senate, over which he
presided, had adjourned. He came out
of the state house accompanied by
State Senators Talbord, of Reaufort,
and Brown, of Darlington, and was
joined on his way up town by Repre
sentative-Elect Wyatt Aiken and ex
State Deputy Dominick. The meet
Ing with Gonzales was just at the turn
of Main and fJervais streets, on the
north side of the street. There was
no encounter, no fist fighting, no lay
ing on of hands. Tillman, so far as
the evidence discloses, simply drew
his revolver and fired at Gonzales.
Most of those who saw the affair
say there was nothing said until after
the shot. One of Tillman's escorts
says he thinks Tillman said: "I re
ceived your message." and then fired.
He is not certain of this, but thinks
so. The other companion of Tillman
says he did not hear anything, but
thinks he wor.ld have heard any words
if they were Ppken. Two or three
others say they' heard nothing until
after the firing of the pistol.
Gonzales himself gave an explicit
statement of the affair prior to being
put under an aesthetics. He was very
emphatic in saying that he had not
sent any message to Tillman at any
time, "and that Tillman said nothing
until after he had fired; after he had
shot he said something about taking
him (Gonzalos) at his word. Gonzales
took this to mean that Tillman told
him that he was settling old issues
face to face with him. Gonzales Is
certain that nothing was said until aft
er the shot was fired, when he tottered
to the street car transfer station
a gains which he leaned. Tillman was
still pointing his pistol at him, where
upon Gonzales said: "Shoot again you
coward." Tillman lowered his pistol
and walked away.
WOUND IS AN CGLY ONE
Itullet Passed Through the Victim's Body
i from Side to Side.
There was only one shot fired, and
that entered the right side just above
tho vest pocket, passed through the
forepart of the body and came .out
EUTY OFF ALL
Twasory Department Xotiiies Coi
"Vashington, Jan. 10. The treasury
department today telegraphed collec
tor? of customs throughout the coun
try to agmit all coal imported on or
aft r the 13tb inst. free of duty.
J NEW DIFFICULTY ARISES
F.I Officer Fighting the Foot and Mouth
I Dlseasff. Fined for Cruelty
l asmngton, Jan. Kvi-'in the cam-
pal. of the bureau of ..ninial industry
aginst the epidemic of foot and
mmth disease in Massachusetts new
aufl uniookej for obstruction has de
veaped, and threatens considerable
troible If persisted in by the authori
ties. The department of agriculture
has' been Informed that Ir. Thompson.-
me of the federal inspectors, has
been fined $13 by a local court for
alleged cruelty to animals.
nt report to tne department says
that -he inspector was having a herd
killed and two of the cows haul to lie
struct more than once in order to kill
them. "If the experts of the depart
ment, said Secretary ilson, "are to
be crnlnally prosecuted in Massachu
setts nhey may have to abandon the
under! iking altogether, in which case
the stte of Massachusetts will lie
quarantined and permitted to radi
cate isie disease witiim lier borders
RASCH HAS NOT RESIGNED
KvansTille tin dee Who Is Charged with
Trj Iue to (Jot Bach Some Elec
Indianapolis, Jan. b!. Louis Rasch,
of Kvansville, the Yandczburg county
ircuit court judge who solicited funds
of the men he promised appointments.
has not resigned. This information
was brought to Indianapolis Wednes
day by George Cunningham, of Kv
ansville, Raseh's attornev.
Evansvilledispatchessaid that Rasch
had forwarded his resignation to the
governor In accordance with the ac
tion or. me aniierKurg county bar,
which, after investigating, recommend
ed that he should vacate the bench.
It Is understood that Cunningham,
who Is the First district member of tho
state committee and one of the leading
Republican politicians of the state.
came here, to tiud out how strong the
utiinent is In favor of impeaching
Ra-scb. Jn the legislature, if he does
not give up Ms jiosition voluntarily.
just below :.!id behind the left vest
Ioeket. Tht built t wits picked up on
the pavement. Ct-ii;;.iiS ad Tillman
passed each other in full vitw si net:
the opening oT the present session of
tho legislature on b..-t Tut sday. but
there was no encounter, no word
passed, and ro recognition of any kind
before yesterday. Throughout the af
fair yesterday LU ".tenant Governor
Tillman wjfts pcrf-clly cool and col
lected, sober and unexeittd. to all ap
pearances. .Soij::alcs was unarmed. A
few moment-? after the wounded man
had been conveyed to the office of his
newspaper h:If a doSen er more physi
cians were doing all they could to save
It wps promptly decided that the
nly Lope was to perforin- an operation,
mid it was performed sit the city hos
pital hue yesterday nfternoon. The oj
eration was regarded as successful, but
n the Judgment of the physicians the
wounded m.i;i has only one chance in
live to Jive. His constitution and hal-
ils of life, however, are Mated to be
g-vatly In bin favor. I he wound is an
ugly one. tne liver and intestines be-
lng punctured. , ',
Lieutenant Governor Tillman' was
asked for a statement, but said he had
been advised by bis counsel to say al
wolutely nothing and Ik? -followed -their
advice to the letter.
. Cleveland to 81 for Ills Portrait.
Brainerd, Minn., Jan. 30. Freeman
Thorpe, an artist, has just left for
New York.' From there he will go to
Princeton. K. J., where he will paint
portrait of ex-President Grover
Cleveland. From Frinceton he will go
to Washington and paint portraits of
President Roosevelt, Secretary Hay and
, Vanderbllts Most Pay the Tax.
,New(York. Jan. I. An opinion was
banded down yesterday in the United
State circuit court by Judge Wheeler
sustaining the validity of the United
States tax imposed uion the Yander-
bllt estate under the war tax act of
Jme 13,. 1X)Sr amounting to $'J11,G81.
. ; v.
Joy Has Mind for Battleships.
Washington, Jan. 16. Representa
tive Joy Jias Introduced a concurrent
resolution directing the house commit
tee on naval affairs to prepare a bill
providing for the construction of twenty-five
additional battleships at a cost
not to exceed $5,000,000 each.
r Burghers Under the British Flag.
Durban. Natal, Jan. lfi. A contin
gent of sixty burghers formed for serv
ice in Saraalaland sailed from here last
evening for that-nlace. Most of the
burghers are ex-prisoners of war. The
men have signed an agreement to serve
- I German Cabinet Officer Explains
How the Kaiser and Uncle
ON AN IMPORTANT TREATY POINT.
Does the M. V. X." Clause Apply to
the Future? Undo Sam Said
"No," and It Went.
Berlin. Jan. 10. The .debate In the
reichstag on I'.arou Heyl zu Ilerrns-
hclm's resolution asking the govern
ment to denounce the most favored na
tion treaties, directed against the Unit
ed States and Argentina, and a substi
tute requesting the government to de
nounce treaties with countries where
experience had shown that 'the most
favored nation clause was injurious to
Germany's interests, .was continued
yesterday. Heir Bernstein. Socialist,
made a speech in which the dominant
note was fear of the United States.
Count von Kanitz. Agrarian, said
This fear is wholly unjustified, for
the United States has much greater in
terest in trading with Germany than
Government Makes a Reply.
Referring to Secretary Posadowsky-
Wehner's declaration that the United
States was no longer entitled to the
most "favored nation treatment. Count
von Kanitz criticised the government
for omitting to Inform the reichstag in
due time of its suspension. Secretary
Fosadowsky-Wehner replied to the
treaty relations with the United
States, reviewing at great length the
negotiations upon the subject of the
treaty of 1S2S with Prussia, and said:
"When the preceding speaker asserts
that the best basis for trade relations
with the United States isa tariff treaty
the allied governments agree with him
fully. We should be glad to conclude
such a treaty with that great country
at an early day."
q Host Favored Nation Clause.
Posadowsky-Wehner proceeded : "Sni-
plemeiiting my remarks of yesterday
let me add that the existing commer
cial relations with the United States-
rest upon the treaty made in 1S2S be
tween the United States and Prussia,
the validity of which was upheld by
the reichstag in 1SN.". We were of
the epinion that the most favored na
tion principle existed unconditionally
between the UnitedStates and the Ger
man empire, based upon paragraphs
live and nine of that old Prussian
treaty. In other words, that all the
concessions made by one or the con
tracting states to a third country must
Ipso jure be extended to a most favor
ed state, wlietlier such concessions
were made before that treaty was ne
gotiated or afterwards. But the United
States was of a different opinion.
REQUEST OF TIJE UNITED STATES
Why Uncle Sam Refused to Give Germany
What She Wanted.
"Then came the Dingley tariff, under
which the United States government
concluded two treaties with France
and a series of agreements with oth
er countries. Acting upon our inter
pretation of the most favored nation
treaty we asked the United States to
extend to Germany the concessions
made to France. It was upon this
occasion that the United States' di
veregent view came to our knowledge,
Washington having pointed out that
the most favored nation principle re
ferred only to conditions antecedent to
the treaty of 1S2S.
"We then began negotiations upon
this view of the case, believing we
could remove this point from contro
versy for the present by maintainin
the status muo toward the United
States,." but upon the presupposi
tion and condition that the United
States grant us the same concessions
as made to France under the Dingley
tariff. The Anierican government did
so. but we regarded it as unnecessary
to lay the agreement before the reich
stag, lecanse. as a matter of fact, the
United States conceded to us nothing
Referring to criticisms of the gov
ernment Wednesday for abolishing
hygienic measures against the im
portation of American dried fruit. Sec
retary Posadowsky-Wehner said: "We
could nliolish the restrictions with a
good conscience, since our exports es
tablished the fact that the San Jose
scale-was incapable of propagating on
The discussion was adjourned with
out reaching a vote.
$100,000 FIRE OCCURS
IN CHICAGO TODAY
Chicago, Jan. 10. 1-ire today de
stroyed a large, manufacturing block
in Canal and Madison streets. The loss
'Kansas City, Jan. lfi. The Olh an
nual convention of the National Live
Stock association finished its labors
today. The oltl officers were reelect
William Sees Czar.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 10. The. ier-
man crown prince, rretlerick William,
arrived here today on a visit to the
IN A COLLISION
Baltimore Jfc Ohio Express Runs
Into Two Freight
Cumberland, Md., Jan. 10. The Bal
timore v umi) east bound express
struck two freight engines on the
main track here this morning, killing
Engineers Sims and Butler and Fire
men Moran and Snooring. None o
the passengers was in lured.
MILITIA STOPS PRIZE FIGHT
Governor Tates Hacks Fp HI Orders with
a Company of State Troops
springiieid, ills., Jan. rA com
pany of the Illinois national guard
stopped a prize fight In this city. The
managers had defied the mayor's posi
tive orders that the tight should not
take place and had ignored Governor
Yates warning that troops would en
force the mayor's order if necessary.
Three hundred men. including a num
ber of the members of the legislature,
nad paid tlieir money to see the con
test, and were present when the sol
diers marched in witu fixed bayonets,
The fight was advertised to take
place between Ole Olesou of Chicago
and "Kid" Williams of Philadelphia
before the Olympic Athletic club. An
appeal was made to Governor Yates
to permit the contest to proceed under
the guise of a sparring match, but
the governor announced that any at
tempt to pull off the affair would be
resisted by the state forces.
In spite of the executive warniug It
was whispered around that the light
would take place, and the ''( spi-eta-
tors assembled In the lodge hall. Com
pany C, Fifth infantry, in the mean
time had received ordeis to assemble
at its armory, a block away. Just be
fore the contestants were ready to
step into the ring the soldiers ap
peared and the whole thing was off.
WAS AN UNNATURAL MOTHER
Significant Facts Regarding the leath of
Mrs. Stticker aud Her !)-Year-Old
Carbondale. Ills.. Jan. b!. Sensa
tional facts in the tragedy at West
Knd. wherein the D-year-old son of
Frank Stticker was accused of delib
erately killing his mother and then
committing suicide, have just been
brought to light. At fhe coroner's in
quest the ante-mortem statement of
tho mother, given to .Mr. and Mrs. Kel
ly two hours before tier death, placed
tue blame entirely ou' her dead son
Ihe three other children, aged (. 4 and
2 years, and the husband were not ex
a mi ned.
iacii ot tne jurymen, after the ver
dict, claimed that the deed, in thei
opinion, wjis not committed by the boy
and as proof pointed to the fact that
the gun barrel was 'thirty-two inches
long and the boy's arm twenty-two,
making it impossible for him to have
inflicted the wound from which he
died. Again, there were no powder
burns on the boy's body. Most sus
pieious.of all is the fact that the single
barreled suotgun, wnen picked up
shortly after the tragedy, was fount;
to be loaded, and the bov. after being
shot, could not have loaded it-
Uhe generally accepted theorv is
that the mother in her ante-mortem
statement shit bled a; third party, who
fired both shots.
Mgn of A Waa Caea.
Chicago. Jan. 16. The sign of the
"A " whatever it may mean, may
lead to the arrest of the men who com
mitted the Jackson park murder of
Tuesday night. Scratched in the snow
near where the body of the supposed
Italian was found was a letter "A,
followed by a dash, and the jtolice be
lieve it may be the avenging mark
of some society -whose agents laid In
wait for the unknown, bent on his
death. The. murdered mau's identity
Is not yet established.
Newport Gets the Court House.
Clinton. Ind., Jan. 10. The commis
sioners of Vermilion county have end
ed the aspirations of both Dana and
Cayuga for the county-seat by order
ing the reconstruction" of the court
house at Newport. Vermilion county
is forty mihw long and six miles wide
and the three towns are near the cen
ter. The old court house was built at
Newport in lMrj. but the population of
the town never went beyond a few
Mine Owners to Pay fl, 500,000.
Loudon, Jan. !. rMembers of lead
ing firms representing South African
Interests held an important meeting
yesterday and definitely agreed on a
war contribution of ifl.VUXiO.lHXi. pay
able in three annual Installments of
.VMNNMMN) and covered by a loan not
redeemable before ten years. The. first
$.-rf 1.000.0(10 will be; issued in 1901.
Raron Rothschild was appointed to
choose the date of the issue.
Elopers Take Long Chanees.
Metropolis. Ills., Jan. 1(. .In spite of
a river full of floating ice which is pre
venting steamboats from running Lee
Langston and Rueiah' Estes eloped
from Rossington, Ky., braved the dan
ger and crossed to. Metropolis ' in a
skiff. A crowd on the river bank
watched the lovers make the perilous
Journey. The wedding took place
hortlj-after the young couple got safe
ly across the river. ..... ;
Between the United States and
Cuba Are Provided in the
SENATE COMMITTEE HAS AGEEED
Will Iteport the Treaty Monday Iron
Wen Ask fr a Drawback on
i asuington. Jan. in. Action was
taken yesterday by the senate commit
tee on the Cuban reciprocity treaty
One important amendment was made.
which is to article S, as follows in
full: "The rates of duty herein grant
ed by the United States to the republic
of Cuba are and shall continue durin
the term of this convention preferential
in respect to all like imports from other
countries, and in return for said prefer
ential rates of duty granted to the re
public of the United States it Is
;reed that the concessions herein
granted on the part of the republic of
Cuba to the products of the United
States shall likewise be, and shall con
tinue during the term of this conven
tion, preferential in respect to like im
ports from other countries.
Can Make No Concession Elsewhere.
"Provided, that while this conven
tion is in force no sugar, being the
product of the soil or the industrv of
the republic of Cuba, shall the export
ed from said republic to the United
States at a greater reduction of duty
than 20 per cent. lclow the rates pre
scribed by the act of July 24. 1S!7:
and provided further, that while this
convention is in force no sugar shall
e imported into the United States
from any foreign country at a lower
ate of duty than that imposed by tho
act of July 21. 1S07."
Will Be Called Up Next Monday.
Later in the day in the executive
session of the senate Culloin reKrtcd
the treaty as amended and gave ro-
iee that he would call it up Monday
next and would endeavor to secure ae-
ion upon it :.t the earliest possibleday.
i ms notice M as m accordance with a
eneral understanding among Ropub-
ican senators. The agreement also in-
ludes an understanding to the effect
hat the statehood bill will not be
urged to prevent consideration of the
treaty. It is expected that there will
e considerable debate on the treat v.
nd that some time will elapse before
can be acted upon.
M AXCFACTl RKItS ASK DRAWBACKS
Desire Is to Uuy Steel Billots in Europe to
Work TTp Here.
Washington, Jan. 1(. An extended
hearing was given yesterday by the
house ways and means committee to
representatives of various manufactur
ing interests favoring the passage of
bill which provides that when import
ed, duty-pa ill materials are used in
the manufacture or production of ar
ticles In the United States, but can
not be siMH-itic.-iIIy identified by the
manufacturer or producer as bavin
iH-en used in the manufacture or pro
duction of any article, as is how re
quired, a drawback may be allowed on
the exportation of such articles.
W. II. Seaver. of the National Wire
company, said that steel billets and
raw material cost about $10 a ton less
abroad than at home, and in answer
to a question, added: "At the present
time we can buy it abroad and pay
the duty cheaper than we can buy it
at home." Conditions, however, he
said, are somewhat abnormal at this
"Is there any one company or cor
poration that controls the price of raw
material i ti this country?" was asked
by a member of the committee. "I
should say yes." replied Seaver. "that
being the United States Steel Corpora
"What has been their act toward
raisinsr or lowering prices V " (Irosvenor
asked. "Their olicy has been to re
tain the pries nt such a high level
that the independent concerns have
found It very difficult to live." replied
Replying to a question as to the
average price or steel in tins country
and abroad. Seaver said: "I know it
to be a fact that in spite of the enor
mous demand of this country certain
companies are still Holding on tne ox
lort business at prices which I know
are verv much less than -those obtained
In this country."
"When you sell your finished prod
uct do you sell It abroad at less than
vou sell it at home?" was asked. "Yes.
r." was the reply." because we get
the benefit of the drawback."
SUCCESSOR TO CARDINAL
PAROCCHI IS APPOINTED
Rome. Jan. lfi. Cardinal Sera fine
Vannutelli has been appointed vice
haneellor of the Catholic- church in
uccession to Cardinal Parocchi. who
lied yesterday. Vannutelli is now re
garded as the probable successor to
"Feared" Is a Good Word.
Spartanburg. S. C. Jan. 1J. While
attempting to arrest a negro desiierado.
Will Davis, at Paeolet Mills, yesterday.
Officer Jacob Smith was shot to death.
Davis escaped, but the entire com
munity is searching for him and a
lynching is feared when he is captured.
THOSE RAISES IN
Eastern Itoads Explain Wby They
Have Pat Up Transporta
Washington, Jan. 10. The Pennsyl
vania railroad, the Delaware, Lat-ku
wanna Ai Western and the I-hi
allev railroads have submitted ti
tne interstate commerce coinnnMon
statements that increases in the
freight rates on grain and produce
dressed meats, packing house prod
nets and a few other commodities are
nierelv restorations to the usual or
reasonable basis and are justified by
the increasing expenditures.
STRIKERS MISS BUSINESS
Tliey Wou't Ifanl Coal and the Ituyers
Are Hauling It Themselves at
Ray City. Mich.. Jan. H. The teae
sters strike shows no change. The
coal yards are making no deliveries of
fuel nor promising any deliveries when
booking orders. Patrons are informed
that they must hire drays or come to
the-yards with their own conveyances.
There is a rush to all of the coal offices
and there is a steady stream of drays
and other rigs leaving the yards with
loads. If this is kept up the strike will
be given a severe blow.
The dealers charge $S a ton for hard
coal and S4.0O for soft coal in the
yards. Two of the coal mines are de
livering with their own "teams at $o.
No distress on account of no fuel has
yet been reported to the authorities.
The striking teamsters meet the driv
ers or tirays on the street and en
deavor to persuade them to give up
heir jobs. So objection is made to the
delivery of coal to the federal or school
Shot His Drunken Step-Father.
Marion. Iud.. Jan. 10. Alonzo Riggs.
aged 4d years, was shot and killed
by. John Prail. his stepson. When
Prail came home he found Ritrsrs beat-
ng his mother, and when he remon-
trated the stepfather attacked him
with a club. Prail secured a revolver.
nd tired one shot, the bullet passing
through Riggs' heart. Riggs wasdruuk.
Another Old Man Frozen to Death.
Sasinaw. Mich., Jan. I-'red Ding
ier. M years old. was found frozen to
deatii near the tub and pail factory by
workmen. The old man resided on
Oatiot avenue, and has been in the
habit of getting lost quite frequently.
It is supposed that he wandered
around until he was tired out ami laid
down, where lie froze to death.
Abraham S. Hewitt Is I tetter.
New York. Jan. Id. Abram S.. Hew
itt is reported much better. Ir. K. I
Keyes. Jr.. in a bulletin, says: "Aft
er a good night'- rest Mr. Hewitt
strength has distinctly improved." Dr.
Keyes benii: asked It there w.as anv
hope that Mr. Hewitt might recover,
said: "I would not like to say that
although the patient is very much bet
They Go Slow in ManKachusetts.
Pittsfield.Mass.. Jan. b'.. The grand
jury in the case of Kuclitl Madden and
James T. K Ily. yesterday reported an
indictment against each. charging man
slaughter. These men were in charge
of the electric car which last August
mil into the carriage of President
Roosevelt, when Secret Service Agent
Craig was killed.
Tom L Johnson to Run for Governor,
Springfield. ().. Jan. 10. Chairman
Frey. of the Democratic state central
committee, has formally announced
that Mayor Tom L. Johnson, of Cleve
land, will be a candidate for the next
Democratic nomination for governor of
Two Women -Who Are Bricks.
Hillings. Mont., Jan. Id. A general
jail delivery was frustrated by the
wife of Sheriff Hubbard and a do
mestic, who stod the prisoners on
with a six-shooter until help arrived.
AValter Cox. wanted at Red I-9dge and
Sheridan, Wjo.. for forgery, escaped
and there is no trace.
YoiBf Corbett Ke.ti Rice.
Hot Springs. Ark.. Jan. 1t. "Young
Corlett.' the featherweight champion.
was given the decision over Austin
Rice, of New London. Conn..- in the
eighteenth round of what was to have
boon a twenty-round contest before the
Whittington Park Athletic association.
renalizetl for Stealing CoaL
Rattle Creek. Mich.. Jan. Id. Sixty
davs in the house of correction at De
troit was the sentence iinjiosed on Rert
Campau. a l'-year-old loy. for steal
ing a few chunks of coal from the mu
nicipal lliel yard. l ne value or me
coal stolon was less than Ml cents. Jus
tice Wilson says the reason he inflicted
so heavy a penalty was that the lKy
sold the coal to defray his iiersonal ex
penses. Tried Matricide and Suicide.
Platteville. Wis.. Jan. Hi. Chris
Steur. living north of town, after hav-
ng tried to kill his mother attempted
his own life by cutting his throat. He
Is still alive, but death is expected. His
mother will recover.
No Action on tho Canteen.
Washington, Jan. 16. TJie bouse
committee on military affairs has by
resolution decided to take no action at
this session on the canteen question.
Garment Makers Out Be
cause of War Among
MANY ARE AFFECTED
Boot and Shoe Workers
Quit Work in the
Chicago. Jan. lfi. War between thfl
I'nited (iarment Workers of America,
and the Special Order Clothing Mak
ers, rival labor organizations, result
d in a lockout today of 4.000 cloth
ing workers. includinr 2.000 women.
Hoot and Shoe Workers Quit
Lynn, Mass.. Jan. 10. Owing to tt
elasli of authoritv between the
Knights of Iibor and the Root and
Shoe Workers" union over the new.
price list. 20O shoe cutters struck to-
lay. Cpwards of :;.MM hands are in-
ERIE COMPANY CLOSES:
ENTER SCRANT0N COMPANY
Philadelphia. Pa.. Jan. lfi. The Krie
impany, which operates the Hillside
Coal t Iron company and file Penn
sylvania Coal conmanv. closed it.-i
ase before the strike commission to
la v. .and was followed bv the Sera li
on company and KIk Hill Coal & iron
onipany. which turn their coal over
o the iiutario v Western railroad.
NO NEWS YET IN
OF MISSING ST. LOUIS
New York. Jan. lfi. I'p to ! Illis
lorning no news of ihe owrdue St,
Louis had been received.
Wealthy Lumberman Dead.
Antigo. Wis.. Jan. 1. T. D. Kelloggs
t wealthy lumberman and well known
hroughout the state, died yesterday!
from heart disease, aged 70 years.
LaFolletto Keads His Own Message.
Madison. Wis.. Jan. Id. KotH
houses of the Wisconsin legislature nieti
n joint session at '1 p. m. yesterday
when the governor's message wa
cad. Governor Ii Toilette read thtj
message in person.
Death of Canute R. Watson.
Chicago, Jan.' H. Canute R. Mat
son, ex-sheriif of Cook county, and su
perintendent of the Lincoln park postal
station, d'ied at his home Wednesday,
after an illness of two weeks.
Box makers Meet at Chicago.
Chicago. Jan. li. The fourteenthj
semi-annual meeting of the Western
Paper Rox Manufacturers association)
opened here yesterday with seventy
Ave delegates present.
Two Thugs Found Guilty.
Storm Lake. Ia., Jan. 10. The jury
found Phillips and Krooks. the bank
robbers, guilty of murder in the first
degree and fixed the penalty at lifQ
Sleep For Children.
Students of the rising generation are
Investigating the rest of children. The'
government of Sweden has appointed;
a committee to gather data.
According to the report forwarded tai
the minister of education, children win
are four years old should sleep twelve
hours; children who are seven year
old, eleven hours; children who art
nine years old. ten hours; children who-1
are from twelve to fourteen years old."
from nine to ten hours, and those whuj
are from fourteen to twenty-one year
old, from nine to ten hours.
It further points out that anaemia!
and weakness in children are frequent
ly due to lack of sleep. j
Girl Bear Better Than lioyu. j
Professor Wen ley, teacher of philoso
phy in the University of Michigan, de-j
clares that he has made the interesting
discovery that girls hear sounds in-j
capable of detection by- boys' cars. lit
said to his class: "In the university!
laboratories it has been discovered)
that girls' ears hear a higher range ofj
sftunds than do those of loys. Mascu
line ears have a lower range than fern-
inine, of course, and it is quite possible
that they detect lower toned sounds."
He Funny thing almut multiplication
and addition you may multiply noth
ing by a hundred, but it's still nothing,
while if you add a hundred it's differ
She Rut there are exceptions; fotj
instance, you might take the dowdy-
sort of girl and add a hundred dollar1
hat to her. but she'd still look like 50
cents. Philadelphia Press. ,
Me Xeeded Patients.
Young, rhysician (who has waited forj
eight weeks in vain for a casei Two
months gone and not a dollar earned.
Another week of this, and we go to the
Wifie You must liave patience, dear
rhysician You ln-t your life I must,
and darn, snick at ttoJ'o.mfort. j