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VOL.. LII. !NO. 81.
' EOCK ISLAND, FIUDAY, JANUARY 23, 1903.
PRICE TTVO CENTS.
TO THE LAST
Venezuelans Pluckily Op
pose German War
SAN CARLOS REDUCED
To Satisfy the Pride of
Iierlin, Jan. 2M. The report of Ihe
lxiiiibardniL'iit f Fort San Carlos,
Venezuela, was received at the navy
department today, but it is being com
municated to the imperial chancellor
before being published.
The first official report of the bom
bardment of Fort San Carlos arrived
in the shape of the dispatch from
the commander of the Falke,
dated Willemsted, Isle of Cur
acoa, .Ian. . saying lie had
received information from Maracaibo
that Fort San Carlos had been shelled
and set on fire by the Vineta and Pan
ther and had ultimately been destroy
ed. Caracas. .Ian. The report that
the Cerman warship Panther entered
Lake Maracaibo and the Venezuelan
cruiser Miradna surrendered 1o her,
is believed to be without foundation.
Ilomburdment Still On.
Maracaibo. Venezuela, .lair. -3.
The bombardment of Fort San Carlos
by the (iernian cruisers Vineta, Pan
ther and Falke was still in progress
at last accounts. The fort is badly
damaged. 12 of its defenders are dead
and 15 others are wounded. I'nt the
Venezuelan flag still floats from the
ramparts. (Jen. Hello, ihe command
ant, says he still has live guns unin
jured and declares he can sink the
Panther if it attempts to cross the
bar and enter the inner harbor. Wed
nesdaythc warships filed l.flOD shells.
The a.'wv of the (iernian gunners is
poor, as more- than half the shells
have exploded in the village of San
Carlos, at the base of the fort.
A fisherman from the tillage, of San
Carlos has arrived here in a canoe
with his family. Two of this man's
children Were killed by shells from
the (iernian cruisers, lie reports that
more than twenty-live Indian fisher
men have. Veen killed or wounded at
San Carlos. The fishermen there are
helpless". Last night there was a poj
uiar demonstration on the streets of
this town. The people paraded, but
there were no words of hatred or in
sults as they passed the (iernian
stores, which are numerous in Mara
caibo. The Germans twice attempted to
land marines at the village of San
Carlos, but each time the, fire from
the fort was so severe that the land
ing parties were compelled to retire.
KIRK SAI I TO HE VERY IXACCIKATE
lint Severe on the le Tender, an There Are
a Dozen Dead
Maracaibo. Jan. 23. The bombard
ment of Fort San Carlos by the Ger
man cruisers Vineta. "Panther and
Falke was continued Wednesday aft
ernoon until 0 o'clock. It was re
sumed yesterday morning at daybreak.
Seven or eight shells were hurled at
the fnrt at 4 a. in. at long range. They
all fell short. At 0 a. ni. the Fanther;
Ix'iTig of light draught, closed in and
again Ihhkiuc actively engaged. The
fort replied. At 8 a. ni. the engage
ment was proceeding as fiercely as
ever. Twelve dead and fifteen badly
wounded Venezuelan soldiers were
counted in the fort at 7 p. m. Wednes
day by the correspondent of the Asso
ciated Press. The correspondent left
the fort for the mainland at S a. n).
German Practice Was Bad.
The Panther left her ixisition close
Into Fort San Carlos, which she took
up earlier in the day Wednesday, that
afternoon nt 3 o'clock and joined the
Falke. This ship was half a mile out
side the bar and alnmt five miles from
The aim of the Germau gunners ap
pears to have lieon inaccurate, for
more thau (Ml per cent, of their shells
exploded in the ", jllage of San Carlos
before reaching the fort. The cannon
mounted at Fan Carlos have not suffi
cient range to reach the Falke mid
the Vineta. fo the fire from these ves
sels was not returned, as they kept
out of reach of the Venezuelan artil
lery. The -.Vineta and Falke are of
too great draught to cross the bar. The
Panther alone can do this, and this
fact explains why the last mentioned
cruiser was the only one to come in
close to the fort.
Nothing Weak Aboat Gen. Hello.
Some of the artillery on the fort has
been destroyed by the German fire,
but there are still five, TJU3 that can
WITH FATAL RESULTS
Three Women Killed in Fire Panic
Catas trophies on 1 liver More
New York, Jan. 2:;. Three women
were killed and live women and one
man severely injured and many slight
ly hurt in a panic in the Leopold, Mil
ler & Sons eigar factory today as the
residt of tire in an adjoining building.
Flames from the burning building
beat against, the walls of the cigar
factory, causing a. panic among the
500 men. women and boys at work.
There was a wild rush for the lire es
capes, in which the weaker were
crushed and trampled by the strong
er. Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 2::. The Illi
nois Central passenger which left
here at 12:1." this morning for New
Orleans ran into an open switch on
the outskirts of the city and the en
tire train was derailed. Not a single
passenger was injured. The engineer
and fireman were fatally hurt, and
three other trainmen seriously. It is
believed the switch was opened by
Wichita. Kans., Jan. 21!. The Mis
souri Pacific passenger train for Kan
sas City was wrecked early this morn
ing at Yates Center, striking a coal
train, a car of which protruded over
the main track.
Fngineer Nettles and Fireman I 1 1
lenbecker. both of Kldorado. Kans.,
were killed. Mail Clerk Nessinger
was seriouslv hurt.
Pittsburg. Pa., Jan. 2::. Two men
were killed and four seriously in jured
this morning in the Wabash tunnel
by the explosion of dynamite, due. it
is said, to someone turning on the
electric current without receiving the
FKAXK -TAYLOR, night foreman.
IIAIIUY FUJIIEM i:, dav foreman.
San Juan. Porto llieo. Jan.
Iindsnien Dossett and Patterson, the
last survivors of the gun crew in jured
by the explosion of powder on the
battleship Massachusetts on the 10th.
died here last night.
EISHOP GRAFTON'S THREAT
Will Renifrn Hl IHoeee if the Stnndlns
Committee Interferes at She
boygan. Fond du Wis.. Jan. Z?.. "U the-
standing committee of the diocese of
Fond du Lac attempts to tinterfere in
the trouble between Father Frank and
the members of the Sheboygan con
gregation I shall resign as bishop of
this diocese." said T.ishop Grafton at
a conference at his home, which was
attended by Judge Gilbortson and
Father Frank, of Sheboygan, and
Father Hopkins, of Waupaca. Father
Hopkins is a member of the standing
committee and attended the confer
ence In lx'half of the excommunicated
Sheboygan, Wis.. Jan. 2:i. With tho
undestanding that Father Frank Is to
resign as rector of Granee Fpiseopal
church In this city the excommuni
cated vestrymen will adoplogi.e to him
for their conduct and will ask to be
reinstated as members of the church.
It is reported that Bishop Grafton has
nbouteompletodararngements to trans
fer Father Frank to another diocese.
ROBBERS GET $6,000
AT SOMERTON, OHIO
1 Sella ire, Ohio, Jan. 2.'!. At Somcr
ton, west of here, robbers forced an
entrance into the City bank last
night, blew the safe and got away
be fired. General Hello is a soldier
of remarkable courage and daring. He
has- shown great bravery, and is in no
way intimidated. He will not aban
don the fort, btit. -'"21 resist as long
as it is possible fo iin to do so. He
swears that or. J m. 17. the occasion
of the first bombardment, the Panther
fired upon him first without reason
and without provocation. .-Wednesday
night passed without incident and the
German garrison of Fort San Carlo
rested from the fight of the day and
made prerVrations for what the mor
row might bi big.
Eloping Conple Arrested.
Sterling. Ills.. Jan. 2.S. Mike Glenn
and Miss Belle Chapman, a couple who
eloped from Nevada,' la., with the in
tention of being mr-ried in Chicago,
were arrested on a Arthwestern tram
on its arrival in this city. The arrest
was made from instructions given from
the sheriff at Nevada. The girl is
about 1G years old. although she
claims to be nearly IS. The man is 4o
years old. Miss Chapman Is about live
feet in height 'and luite pretty.
Maximum Freight Laws Void.'
Linen V Neb.. Jan. 23. The supreme
court hi 'ordered the dismissal of the
suit aga- tr" tb.-vT'nion Pacific Railroad
compan.or $tviJ,000 for alleged viola
tion of the Nebraska freight rate law.
The court declares unconstitutional
the act creating the state board of
Mr. and Mrs. Bragg OA for China.
Fond du Lac, Wis., Jan. 2Ti. Consul
General Bragg and Mrs. Bragg left
yesterday for Hong Kong-
New Mexican Who Promises to
Shoot It Off for tlio Indiana
UTILE DIFFERENCE IN POLITICS
Senator Is "Agin" Xt- Mexico's Ad
mission But Like Sheridan fit
Texas Is "Xot Afraid."
Chicago. Ji n. 2.:. The Post has tho
following, da led at Washington, yes
terday: "If you ever come to Arizona again
you will be killed." wrote a "bad man"
out in that lerriiory to United States
Senator P.everidge. of Indiana. Since
the dignified young senator has taken
a determined jKisition against the state
howl bill New Mexico and Arizona
partisans have repeatedly written him
letters of warning. It was not until
today that his life was actually threat
ened ill one of these anonymous com
munication, and the senator notified
the postollice department that some of
his large tlailv mail from the territories
contained anything but kind letters.
Will Make Him Fight Harder.
"Unless you desist in opposing state
hood a man who knows how to handle
a gun will blow your block off." wrote
an Arizona man. It is said by those
who know Senator Beveridge lest that
this attack from ambuscade will tend
to make him more vigorous in his op
position to the statehood measure.
"When he believes he is lighting for a
principle." remarked a senatorial col
league today. "Senator Beveridge will
nisplayf fie belligerency of a pioneer
in a dangerous country."
Senator Has No Apprehension.
Senator Beveridge. when seen today
relative to the story of the threaten
ing letters, smiled and asked that lie
bo excused from commenting on the
letters. "I feel that I have analyzed
my position in the matter of state
hood.' he continued, "and -will speak
and act according to my convictions.
I hop that they will always be right.
As for getting my head blown olT by a
bad man who can handle a gun well.
I have no apprehension."
Others Prefer to Negotiate."
Arizona ns who are more diplomatic
than the letters writers who "can han
dle guns" lfave moved in another way
to eliminate Senator Beveridge's op
position to the statehood bill. One
big copper mining company sent him
a block of rM shares of slock that
is said to be very desirable. This stock
was immediately returned by the Indi
ana senator without comment.
PEACE IN BASE BALL CIRCLES
Long Session of the League Magnates Knds
In Agreeing tn Agree with the
Cincinnati. Jan. 2.S. The National
Base Ball League has concluded its
continuous sessions of four days and
nights. The closing day was as har
monious as the previous three were
discordant. The unanimous vote by
which the League ratified the peace
agreement before daybreak yesterday
was continued in everything done yes
terday. When the meeting opened
two of the clubs hail injunctions hang
ing over them and the representatives
of other clubs came to the meeting
with their war paint on.
Before the mcmltcrs separated last
night they had a memorable love feast
in which all participated except John
T. Brush, who previously left for Indi
anapolis. Wednesday it was current
lobby talk that neither New York or
Brooklyn club would get places on the
committees. Yesterday the same mem
bers most heartily congratulated Presi
dent PulHam for appointing Kbbets on
the schedule committee and Hanlon
on the committee' on rules.
She Will Sing on the Stage.
Ann Arbor. Mich.. Jan. 2:5. Miss
Luella 'ranger, daughter of Major and
Mrs. Boss (Granger, has joined the
Marguerite Sylvia company, which
played here Monday evening. Her ac
tion Is with the full consent of her par
ents. She possesses a very sweet so
Tld It for Lore of Girl.
i Indianapolis. Jan. 23. William
B. . Wren, whose parents livc near
Blomington, Ills., killed himself here
by firing one bullet through h"t head
and another through his hearth-Love
for Margaret Watklnson, of Kbkonao,
Ind., caused . the suicide. . . JS-
THEY WOULD OUST
Quo Warranto Proceedings Against
Indiana. County Officer Un
der Mob Law.
Sullivan, Ind., Jau. 2:. Attorneys
John T.andAVill II. Hays have brought
quo warranto proceedings for Coronor
W. I. Maxwvll in the circuit court tn
oust John S. Dudley from the office
of sheriff. The complaint says Dudley
was elected in November. I'.kmi. and
re-elected in 1?M!2. The proceedings un
complicated by an act of the legisla
ture, which extended the lirst term of
the sheriff until Feb. 1. liMKS. and by
th fact that the lynching of James
Dillard. which led to the proceedings
against Dudley, occurred after his elec
tion the second time., and before the
first term expired.
The complaint says that Dndley be
came Ineligible after the date of the
i.vncnmg. 'i tie governor issuen a com-.
mission to Dudley for his second term
ami on Jan. 7 Dudley tiled his bond.
The complaint, sets out. the law which
removes a sheriff when he fails to
protect a prisoner in his care: that tho
governor refused an application to re
instate Dudley and so notified the
county commissioners, who refused to
appoint a successor.
BOTH FATALLY WOUNDED
Result or a Fight with Pistols lSetvroen
Two Men at East St.
Kas St. Louis, Ills.. Jan. 2... Mat
thew A. Cleary, city clerk, and Rich
ard Buckley, a blacksmith, fought a
pistol light in front of Cieary's saloon
on Broadway, and both were fatally
wounded. Pedestrains had narrow es
capes from injury.' Cleary ami Buck
ley had quarreled several times. Tues
day night Cleary struck Buckley,
knocking him down. Buckley swore
that he would get even.
The men met again. They talked a
few moments, and then a number of
witnesses saw them reach simultan
eously for their revolvers. There was
a rapid exchange of shots, the men
backing away as tlley fired. After
both had emptied their weapons the
men collapsed. Both had severe wounds
and neither can recover.
WOMEN SAT ON THE FLOOR
In Their Desire to Hear the Evidence
la a Trial for Murder in
, Sr. Joseph. Mi h..iJan. S.. Over 1.
Otto people crowded into the court room
during the trial of Harry Brunke, who
killed his fri gid. Ia-c Shearer, in a sa
loon row Dec. I. Many women sat
on the floor. The crowd was so' dense
that even Judge Coolitlge was jostled.
Mrs. William Shearer, mother of the
murdered boy, fainted away.
The ollicers could not get out through
the crowd to get water and could not
carry her out. Judge Coolidge declared
a recess and cleared that portion of
the court room inside the rail. The
ollicers were obliged to push the peo
ple out before the unconscious woman
could 1m? removed.
CHICAGO'S BIO TAILOR SHOPS
ARE AGAIN IN OPERATION
Chicago. Jan. 23. The big tailor
shops that have, been shut down since
the beginning of the lockout of the
special order tailors begun a week
ago. resumed operations today under
police protection. Members of the
United Oai'menf. Workers union re
placed 200 lockedout women and men
in the shops where Ihe trouble origi
nated. YOUNG IOWA LAWYER
MUST GO TO ASYLUM
New York. Jan. Unless friends
take him to a prixalc sanitarium.
Charles Finney Wilcox, the young
Iowa lawyer, will be sen t from Belle
vue to Manhattan State Ho.-pita 1 for
the Insane. Wilcox, who was here on
a visit, was taken into custody Jan.
i:i after acting peculiarly in the
REELECTED DUBLIN MAYOR
Dublin. Jan. 2:.. Timothy Harring
ton, M. P.. was today reelected lord
mayor of Dublin for the third succes
Agreed on an Anti-Trust Ill.l.
Washington. Jan. 2.;. Littlelield of
Maine, chairman of the sid-comnijtte"
of the house judiciary committee to
which all anti trust bills were referred,
has ready for the full judiciary com
mittee a bill which has been drawn
and adopted by tLo, sul-comiiiittee.
Several weeks have Iteen devoted to
the preparation of the bill, and it is
long and elaborate. .
This Looks Z.ike a Blunter.
Omaha, Jan. 2.'i.-May Bishop, aged
2-". was found dead in a room at the
Cambridge hotel under circumstances
that indicate that she was choked to
death. A man who gave the name of
J. C. Barrett registered at the hotel,
saying that l,ie,w-oman was his wife,
but has not Ieeii seen nine.' The door
of the room .was; locked and it was
evident that so me "per son luid crawled
out of the room through the transom.
Half a Dozen of the Most Promi'
nent Republican Committee
Chairmen Sat Upon.
FINANCIAL MATTER THE CAUSI
Committee Bill Tor Philippine Coin
age Defeated and a Proposal
Washington. Jan. 2-".. The treat?
between the United Sijj'cs anil Colom
bia for the const ructio of the Panama
canal by th United States has been
Washington. Jan. 2:5. The housu
leaders went dow n to signal defeat yes
terday when the house, by a vote o:
Hi! to 12S. rejected the Philippine
coinage bill reported by the insular af
fairs committee, and adopted the sub
stitute offered by the minority for the
introduction .f United States currency
and the United States coinage system
iu the islands. Th insular commit
tee includes in its membership the
chairmen of the most jioweiful com
mittees of the house Cannon, of the
appropriations: Hitt. of the foreign af
fairs; Payne, of the ways and means;
Hepburn, of the interstate commerce,
ami Tawney, of the committee on ex
positions. Kepubllcans anil Democrats Combine.
They reported a bill to establish tlii
gold standard in the islands, and to
authorize the coinage of silver pesos
of 4 1 gin ins. to be made legal
tender at the rate of two pesos for one
gold dollar. The majority memb-.-rs
made a gallant light for their bill, but
a tonsiderable number of Kepublican-
twenty-eight on the final vote un
der the lead of Hill of Connecticut,
Fowler of New Jersey and Mi ('all of
Massachusetts, joined with the Demo
crats and carued through the substi
tute. Treasury ts. Island Government.
The fa ct 1 hat Secreta ry Sha w a nd other
high treasury officials were quoted oa
the floor as favoring the substitut"
added in the overthrow of the com
mittee bill. Their opinions were ad
vanced as against those of (Jovernor
Taft and other members of the Phil
ippine commission. The substitute
passed provides that the lawful mon
ey of the United States shall be a
legal tender in the Philippines, anf
declares the coinage laws of the Unit
ed States to be in full force there.
Other Silver Valued as Rullion.
It provides for the redemption of
the Mexican and Spanish silver, not
including any Mexican pesos imported
into the islands after March 1.".. uxi:;,
at. their bullion value as declared from
time to time by the Philippine com
mUrdou. the silver coin authorized by
the Philippine government act to be
redeemed at the rate of two pesos for
jl of United States currency.
Very Important Proviso.
After six mouths no coin except that
of the United States shall be legal
tender, with the following proviso:
"That all debts, except those other
wise providing in the contract, owing
on the date when this act shall take
effect, or contracted within six months
thereafter, shall be payable iu the sil
ver coins now in circulation in the
Philippine islands, or in the lawful
money of the United States at the
rate of exchange prescribed at th
time by the Philippine commission."
WILL INSEBT THE PRO HE
House Naval Committee Gets Authority to
Investigate l.essler's ComplaiuU
Washington. Jan. 2.". The house
committee on naval affairs yesterday
obtained authority from the house to
prosecute a formal investigation of the
charges made by Representative Lss
ler. of New York, that attempts had
been made by corrupt meatus to influ
ence his action with respect to appro
priations for submarine torpedo lntats.
The house gave the requisite authori
ty immediately after assembling, and
yesterday afternoon the naval commit
tee held quite a long session outlining
its method of procedure. It was de
cided to begin theinvestigation at lOSSO
a. m. today. Witnesses were summoned
to be present, and it was stated by
members of the committee that the
taking of testimony will begin at once.
It was decided to admit representa
tives of the press to the hearings, and
that the investigation should be con
ducted by the full committee. It is
stated that the committee purposes to
make a searching inquiry. No names
have yet transpired.
Washington. J.rn. 2:!. The house
committee on naval affairs this morn
ing began the investigation authoriz
ed by the house as the result of the
statements made by Kepresentative
Lessler that he. had been approached
with an offer of money to influence
his vote in the committee.
OKTAII.S CANNOT I1E OHTAINEI
News of the Panama Canal Treaty Leaks
Out at the While House.
Washington. Jan. 2". No details of
the signature of the Panama canal
treaty were obtainable, but at the pres
idential reception at the White House
the news that the treaty between the
two countries at last was an accom
llisbed fact leaked out. and later.was
Startling But Happily Unconfirmed
f Seat tie, Wash., Jan. An uncon
firmed rumor was current among
shipping men late las;t night to the
effect that the transport Dix. bound
for Manila with a cargo of lumber
and forage, had gone down this side
of Yokojiama. with all on board. No
details are given, and it was impossi
ble to locate any credible origin of
PRESIDENT'S HAND HURT
IN A FRIENDLY BOUT
Washington, Jan. -''. A feature of
the White House reception to the ju-
diciarv last night that caused some
inquiry was the fact that the presi
dent extended his left hand to his
guests in greeting them. It was learn
ed that he had hurt his riiht band in
single stick exercise with (ien. Leon
ard Wood and that it had been deem
ed prudent for him not to undertake
iu its present- condition to aggravate
the injury by using the injured arm
in shaking hands w ith the large num
fer of persons present. It is stated
thai the injury to the president's
hand is ii-il at ail serious.
GO ON THE STAND
Philadelphia. Pa., Jan. 2:i. The in
dependent operators of the upper coal
lields began calling witnesses today
before Ihe strike commission. There
are about thirty i f these companies.
confirmed authoritatively on inquiry in
The principal obstacle for some time
to the conclusion of the treaty, it is
understood, has been the price that the
United States was to pay in the shape
of a cash payment and by way of an
nual rental for the' strip of territory
along each sine of the canal right of
way. It could not be learned what
Wsts the price liually agreed on.
Some time ago there was a hitch
over the question of the extent to
which control by the. United States
over this strip of land should go, Co
lombia objecting on the ground that
the provisions requested in the treaty
by ihe United States would mean a
relinquishment of sovereignty by Co
lonibia oVer part of her territory, but
this matter was amicably adjusted, as
was a difference as to the life time
of the lease of the sirip of land In
The caival treaty was signed at Sec
retary Hay's house. Hay acting for
the United Stales and Ilerran. the
charge d'affaires of Colombia, signing
in behalf of Colombia. The treaty
will have to go to the senate tor ratifi
cation, and it is believed that it will
be transmitted lo that body at once.
Senate Does Nothing hut Talk.
Washington. Jan '2::. The state
hood bill occupied the entire attention
of the senate yesterday except for a
few routine matters which came up
during the morning. After a brief ex
ecutive session an adjournment was
President Not Interfering:.
Washington. Jan. 2."!. In view of
claims made by lioth sides in tho sen
atorial contest in Delaware it is au
thoritatively stated that the president
has not interfeied iu Ihe matter in any
Pension Kills Number '-M.V
Washington. Jan. The house to
dav passed -."" pension bills. Among
lliem was one to the widow of tJen.
Franz Siegel at the rate of .$100 per
EDITORS ON AN OUTING
They and Their Wives Gather at Lansing
and Pay a Visit to the Leg
lulator. Lansing. Mich., Jan. 2.'!. The forty
editors of the Kastern Michigan Press
dub and their wives, who came to
Lansing Monday afternoon on a jun
ket, left for home Tuesday night in
the special car provided for them by
II. I- Moeller. general passenger agent
of the Pere Marquette railroad. The
forty, on arrival, went to the supreme
court room, where they had a number
of impromptu speeches. Later iu the
afternoon they were received by Gov
ernor Kliss, the supreme court and
state officers in the executive par
lors. After mixing with the legislators
during the evening, they filed down
the back stairs from representative
hall Into the state department, where
Secretary Warner cut one of the
cheeses of his own make, and served
it with wafers and punch. The session
of the legislature Monday night was
attended by the club, and Tuesday
was spent at the industrial school and
the agricultural college, where the vis
itors were guests of the officials of
He Was Not J. Wilkes Boom.
Oklahoma City. O. T.. Jan. 2U. The
old man who committed suicide at
Enid, leaving a note saying that 'he
was John Wilkes Booth, nas been iden
tified as Major P. E. (Jeorge, aged G7,
a native of Mississippi, and an ex
English Soldier and
Member of Parliament
Guilty of Treason.
SENTENCED TO DIE
Which May, However,
Be Commuted Boer
London. Jan. 23. Col. Lynch waa
found guilty of treason and lias beeil
sentenced lo death.
The lord chief justice, in his eharga
to the jury, said if in war time a I'rit-
COLONkL ARTHTK LYNCH,
isli subject joined the king's enemies,
whatever his purpose, he was guilty;
of an un law f til ad .
.lu.y Out Half an Hour.
The jury was out half an hour.
When asked if he had anything to
sav. why he .-houl.l not be sentenced
to death. L neh replied that lie hail
iiollung lo say. entciicc ol lea til
was then passed.
Col. Lynch, a member of i-ailia-
lliellt. was accused of aiding the boef
army in Ihe South African war.
Sentence Mar He Commuted
Although formally senlcnccd to be)
hanged. Lvneh's sentence will no
doubl be commuted.
COUNT VON BALLAESTREN
RESIGNS FROM REICHSTAG
P.erlin. Jan. -''. Count on Ilallae-
st rem has resigned the presidency of
the reichslag in consequence of the
disapproval of his attitude during the
attempt Jan. o of Heir Volltuar. so
cialist, to raise a debate in the housu
on-the charges brought against tho
late Herr Krupp and on Kniperor Wil
liam s telegrams and speeches on tlio
DIES IN WISCONSIN
Jefferson. Wis.. Jan. l-'rancis
Arnold Koffman died at his home at
Uivcrside farm today. The deceased
was lieutenant governor ot Illinois
during the war.
CINCINNATI POLICE CHIEF
i HAS BREATHED HIS LAST
Cincinnati. Jan. Col. Philip
Diclscli. superintendent of police,
died tod aw
Wisconsin Proponed Legislation.
Madison. Wis.. Jan. 2-"'.. A memorial
to congress urging better regulation of
interstate commerce has Iwmhi intro
duced in the senate by IJogers. of Mil
waukee. It asks that the interstate
commerce commission be given mora
authority and recommends the passage
of either the LTkins or the Wangcr
bill to afford the needed relief. A bill
making insanity ground for divorce
when the husband or wife has been
insane three years was introduced in
SaIooulU Want It Repealed.
Danville. UN.. Jan. 2.'!. A petition
is being circulated iu Danville to bo.
presented to the present state legisla
ture asking that IkxIv to repeal tha
law- prohibiting the sale of liipior with
in a mile and one-tenth of J he Dan-
ville National Home for Disabled Vol
unteer Soldiers. The law was passed
about two years ano and ever since its
passure the saloonkeeix-rs affected by
It have been endeavoring to have the
Escapes from the Penitentiary. '
Columbus. O.. Jan. 2::. Ceorge
Cruse, a colored prisoner at the Ohiaf
penitentiary, serving a ten-year en
tence for burglary. Las escaped. His
cell was unlocked in a mysterious
manner. He climled to the roof by
means of a ventilator shaft amldropjM-di
from the roof to a veranda attached to
the warden's residence and then to tha
ground. . J