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VOIi. Iill. NO. 1U1.
BOCK ISLAND, IliL., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16. 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Congress Has But Four
SITUATION IN SENATE
Statehood Bill Blocks
the Way Cabinet
Washington, Fob. 10. With but
fourteen working days of the session
left the senate is beginning to feel
acutely that the statehood bill must
be gotten out of the way. Still, sena
tors declare that the bill has not been
in the way of any legislation that was
necessary. The fact is that the bill
in its present shape is in the way of a
number of bills which inCividual sena
tors are championing. Cullom wanta
OW5HOB B. rOHTEXTOtr.
to cull up various treaties, ledge Is
anxious over the fate of the Philip
pine bill. Penrose and Fairbanks want
time for the immigration bill. Aldrlch
wants his national .bunk bill consid
ered, McComas is urging the eight hour
bill. Quarlos the land entry bill and
Warren his omnibus 1 ill. Imle'id, there
is scarcely a senator who has not some
measure which he desires to press.
Jnay Gives the Screw Another Tarn.
Quay, moreover. Saturday gave no
tice that he would insist on having
the statehood bill taken up promptly
after the close of routine morning busi
ness each day. in order to cut off other
measures. All thought of compromise
on the statehood matter apparently has
been abandoned, and no course except
to light it out now seems open. The
Democrats have refused absolutely to
accept a compromise which would link
Arizona with New Mexico, and Quay
has decided rot to make any agree
ment which would not be satisfactory
to his allies. His intention, therefore,
is to "stay with the bill to the end,"
and the question now awaiting his de
cision is whether or not to adopt the
course of pressing the measure as a
rider on one of the appropriation bills,
for some fri?nds of the statehood bill
will not carry their support to the
length of voting to attach it to a supply
When the CrUia May Come.
It is expected that the postoffiee bill,
as amended by including the state
hood proposition, will be reported to
the senate on tomorrow or Wednesday,
and Mason., chairman of the postoffiee
committee, has announced that it is bis
purpose to ask for almost immediate
consideration. When the statehood
amendment Is reached the critical test
is likely to come. A point of order
will be made against it. that it is not
germane to the bill to which It is at
tached. President Pro Tern. Frye will
sustain the point if he rules on the
question at a!!, but the supporters of
statehood contend that under the sen
ate rules he can and should leave the
decision of the matter to the senate it
self, without passing on it from the
chair. This will bring on a decisive
PCBIAC BUILDING DILL ITEMS
FroTiaion Mult fur United States Strur-
taru at Western Points.
. Washington, Feb. 10. An omnibus
public building. .Uill, carrying approxi
mately $0,000,000, was introduced Sat:
urday by the house committee on pub
lie. buildings and grounds. , The bill
authorizes the limit of cost of federal
buildings in several cities to be in
creased to the following amounts:
DeKalb, Ills., $100,000; Kankakee,
Ills., $80,000: Chicago postoffiee, $3,000.
000; Council Bluffs, la.. $25:5,847; Bat
tle Creek, Mich., $110,000; Tekin, Ills..
$8O,000; Indianapolis postoffiee. court
house and custom bouse, $2,011,100;
Owosso, Mien , $40,000; Centerville, la.,
40.000: Janesville. Wis., $81,000; Oak
Park- Ills- $43,000: Wausau. Wis.. $77.-
TRAIN RUNS INTO :
A SLEIGHING PARTY
One Killed and Nine Injured in Salt
Lake City Accl
Salt Lake, Feb. 10. A double sleigh
containing- 10 young people was
struck by a Rio Grande passenger
train at a crossing early this morn
ing and the sled demolished. Miss
Pearl Qualles was killed outright, and
all the others were more or less seri
ously injured. . . .
TRADE IS AGAIN OPEN
TO. VENEZUELAN POETS
New York. Feb. 16. The Red 1).
Line company announced resumption
of the regular schedule to Venezuelan
port. The first vYssel sails today.
000: Fond du Lac, Wis., $05,OO0.
Provision Is made for the erection
and completion of federal buildings on
sites now owued by the United States
in the cities named with appropriations
as follows: Sterling, Ills., $35,000;
Champaign, Ills.. $70,000; Traverse
City, Mich., $40,000.
Sites are authorized to be purchased
in the cities named to cost as follows:
Dixon, Ills., $10,000; York, Neb.. $10.
000; Ann Arbor, Mich.. $12,000; Grand
Island, Neb.. $15,000; Chippewa Falls,
Wis., $10,000; Webster City, la., $8,
000; Mason City, la., $8,OO0.
Jurists on the Alaskan Commission.
Washington, Feb. 10. It is stated
that the president has selected as the
Jurists provided for in the Alaskan
boundary treaty Secretary Root, Sena
tor Lodge and Senator Turner, who
represents Washington. It is also
stated that Root is thinking the mat
ter over, and may not accept the as
signment. NEW DEPARTMENT 13 LAW
President Has Signed the BUI and Cortel
you Is To Be Promoted.
Washington, Feb. 10. Presideni
Roosevelt Saturday afternoon signed
the bill providing for a department
of commerce, thus concluding its en
actment into law. It is well under
stood that George D. Cortelyou, sec
rotary ,to the president, will be appoint
ed secretary of the new department.
Ills appointment will be sent to the
senate. by th president early this
week, and it is likely .there will be no
delay in its confirmation.
It is not Improbable that in anticipa
tion of the enactment of the neces
sary supplementary legislation the
president may send to the senate very
soon the appointments of some of .the
important officials of the new depart
ment. Coincident with the qualifica
tion of Cortelyou as the secretary of a
department William Loeb, Jr., will en
ter upon the duties of secretary to the
president. Loeb is at present first as
sistant secretary to the president. B
F. Barnes, now assistant secretary to
the president, will take up the duties
now performed by Loeb. and the presi
dent will designate another not yet
selected to take Barnes place.
Senate and House In Brief.
Washington, Feb. 10. The senate
Saturday spent some time in tfie con
sideration of the Indian appropriation
bill without disposing thereof. Eulogies
were pronounced of late memlers of
the house of representatives Rus
sell of Connecticut, Salmon of New
Jersey, Cummings of New York and
Crump of Michigan. Quay offered a
resolution declaring that a vote should
le taken on the statehood bill this ses
sion, but it went over.
The house passed the sundry civil
bill, which had been under considera
tion since Tuesdaj-, and then as it was
the last opportunity of passing pen
sion bills at this session and 325 were
passed. Three hundred and twelve is
the highest previous record. Among
them was a bill to grant a pension of
$30 a month to the widow of the late
Representative Rumple, of Iowa, who
had a fine war record, having been
present at over thirty battles.
Washington. Feb. 1fi. The nresL
dent today nt to the senate th
nomination oi Jeorge II. Cortelyou to
be secretary commence and labor.
The president. H'els that the nominee
is an exceptionally strong man - fir
the new position.
Washington, Feb. 10. The appoint
meni of .lames II. Garfield, of Ohio,
by the president as commissioner of
corporations in the new department
of commerce willprolmbly go to the
The senate today passed the Phil
ippine currency bill after adopting
the amendment providing for the con
ference between the gold and silver
standard countries to iix the commer
The senate passed the Indian ap-
The house, under a suspension of
the rules, passed the senate bill to
amend the act of March 2, l!S!:5, to
eonrfpel 'common carriers' tt 'equip
their cars with automatic couplers.
SEVERAL AEE KILLED IN
N EXPLOSION IN OHIO
, Fostoria.Ohio. Feb. 10. Several
persons were killed in an explosion at
the factory of the Fox Magazine com
pany this afternoon. The-cause of
the accident ia unknown. '? s-
PORTS ALL OPEN
Blockade of the Venezuelan Coast
Has Been Raisad by the
OASTEO'S PEOPLE WILD WITH JOY
Significant Points front the Protocols
J ust Signed Castro's Tele
gram to Bowen.
La Guayra, Venezuela, Feb. 1G.
The blockade has been, officially raised.
The commander of the British cruiser
Tribune, the only warship here, sent
an offieer ashore yesterday morning
with the announcement that the .Tri
bune would leave that afternoon for
Trinidad. The populace is wild with
joy. - .
Willemstad. Curacoa, Feb. 10.
There is great rejoicing among all
classes here at the end of the Vene
zuelan blockade. Many sailing ves
sels had been lying in this port with
cargoes for Venezuelan ports, and they
left today. Steamers are loading for
the same destination. A great amount
of coffee is awaiting transportation
from Venezuela to the United States.
Some Facts Aboaf the Matter.
Washington, Feb. 10. The allies in
the beginning of their trouble with
Venezuela demanded certain indemni-.
ties for acts of Venezuela which were
claimed as insults as well as oppres
sions. There were other demands which
were of the nature of debts which
Venezuela had refused to pay. Vene
zuela when the naval demonstration
was begun had refused to consider
any of these demands, nor would she
admit that they were founded on cor
rect principles. The JJ.".."00 paid Great
Britain on the signing of the protocols
was in satisfaction of claims in which
there was a matter of national honor
involved Insults to and outrages upon
British subjects. The $34t.tKK which
Germany is to get, outside of her share
of the customs receipts set aside, is
ill a measure of the same sort.
What the Treaty ProTldes.
This is what the treaty sayu regard
ing these matters: "The Venezuelan
government . declare that they recog
nize in principle the justice of the
claims which have been prefeml by
his majesty's government on behalf
of British subjects. The Ven
ezuelan government admit their liabili
ty in cases where the claim is for in
jury to. or wrongful seizure of prop
erty." The plan of settling the justice
of the claims and the amounts to be
paid is practically the same as Ger
many proposed to Castro months ago,
and . which proposition Castro simply
ignored. As a state of war might have
been claimed which would have wiped
out all treaties Venezuela waives this
point and agrees that all commercial
treaties btw her and the allies
shall be h t bim.'ing.
Will fcii J Some Other Debts.
Besides tjiis ihe "Venezuelan gov
ernment further undertakes to enter
into a fresh arrangement respecting
the external debt of Venezuela with
a view to the satisfaction of the claims
of the bondholders. This arrangement
shall Include a definition of the sources
from which the necessary payments
are to be provided." The last para-
Kraph of the protocol declares that "the
government of Venezuela will be hap
py to reuew diplomatic relations with
his majesty's government'.' In all ma
terial points the German" and Italian
protocols correspond with-'tuat of Great
Castro Says J out Ice Has Been Bone.
CaraeaSy.fYfo-' 10. News of the rais
ing of thg 'blockade was received by
President 'Castro Saturday morning in
a cablegram from Bowen. which said:
"The protocols have been signed.
Blockade will be raised tomorrow.
Congratulations." To this message
President Castro replied as follows:
"In the narae of Venezuela and in my
own name I offer you expressions of
my eternal giatitude for the decided
spontaneousuess with which you have
served the cause of justice, which is
the cause of the humanity tht dis
tinguishes superior minds." f.j
UNIFORM TOWER WEARS
Oar Ambassador to' Russia Allows Court
Functions Wearing- a Sword r
and Cocked Hat.
Berlin, Feb. 1G. Ambassador Tow
er's uniform, which he wears at court
and on diplomatic occasions, consists
of navy blue cloth trousers of the con
ventional cut, with gold stripes 1 bout
two inches wide down the sides, and a
swallow-tail coat, buttoning to the chin,
with a straight military collar em
broidered with gold heads of wheat.
The cuffs and coat tails are also em
broidered and the buttons are of gold.
The uniform is similar to the diplo
matic uniforms of other countries. A
straight diplomatic sword is also worn,
and the hat is cocked and not unlike
that of officers of the United States
navy, but it has white feathers lying
close to the crown. The civilian at
taches of the United States embassy
wear the same uniform, but with black
. Hooba Succeeds McDonald.
Indianapolis, Feb. 10. Governor
Durbin has appointed II. C. Iloobs,
former postmaster at Salem, to succeed
John S. McDonald as a member of the
board of managers of the Jeffersonville
reformatory. 4 :4 ,.
Covers an Area of at Least Eight
Acres nt Vir
den. Springfield. Ills., Feb. 10. The South
coal shaft at Virden has been closed
for live days on account of fire break
ing out in the mines.' Only by the
hardest kind of work were the mules
rescued from the mines, and the en
tries were filled with sulphurous smoke. 4
The fire has been burning for the past
twenty years, and now covers an area
of at least eight acres.
For five days and five nights men
battled with the flames, and have at
last got them controlled and walled in.
The loss to the coal company is very
heavy, as the plant was idle for five
days. There is no way to extinguish
the tire except by flooding the distinct
on fire, and that would endanger the
IS SETTLED OUT OF COURT
Charleston, W. Va.. Feb. Id. It is
stated today that everything has been
settled out of court between John II.
Winders and Dan Ihwina and YY. G.
'aldwell. Winders and lianna arc
aid to have made, a statement to
Caldwell that is satisfactory, and the
latter also wants the matter dropped.
Hie most unfortunate thing in Satur
day's aftair was the use of Ihe name
of W. A. Clark, dr., son of Senator
Clark, when he was mit here then or
at auv other time.
HIGH BRIDGE AT DETROIT
Blicblgan Central and Grand Trunk Kail
ways Are Trying to AKree "
Detroit, Feb. 10. The! Free Press
prints an interview with Henry Rus
sell, general counsel for; the Michigan
Central railroad, carrying the an
nouncement that the Michigan Cen
tral and the Grand Trunk have made a
long stride' toward an agreement upon
the location of the proposed bridge
across the Detroit river, discussion of
which has been revolving around the
difficult question of a site for years.
The Grand Trunk has contended for a
site up the river where its yards lie,
and the Michigan Central's individual
interests seem to call for a site far
ther down stream.
An agreement has been reached to
engage George E. Morrison, an engin
eer of international reputation, to come
to Detroit at the opening of navigation
and study the situation. He is to watch
the course of vessels passing through
the river, and recommend a site; his
recommendation, while not to be ac
cepted as final, to carry great weight
with the officials of the two roads.
DASTARD KILLS A WOMAN
In tbe Struggle to Arrest Him, He Resist
ing:, He Also Kills a
Lebanon. Pa., Feb. It.. A woman
was shot 'dead on the Streets of this
city Saurday night in' j full view of
scores of persons, and jn resisting ar
iest the murderer killeil a policeman
before he was landed ii jail. The dead
woman was Mrs. Ira Baker, aged 22.
She was standing on u street corner
with her husband and several friends,
when a man who, at the time, was not
recoenized. stepped up to her and shot
her in the head. She diet! in ten min
utes. The assassin escaped.
The husband suspected David
Schaud, aged 25 years, who was con
victed but was out or bnil pending ap
plication for a nevf trial for robbing
Mrs. Baker's stepfather. John Brown
sergeivof $:'0. She wiis the principal
witness against him. The police at
once .instituted a search and at mid
night Schaud was located. He resisted
arrest, and during a desperate struggle
with the policemen h0( killed Officer
MURDER AND SUIC
Detroit. Feb. 1C. Following a quar
rel between them. ' lrl'ith Martin, a
young woman" of Xol liville. f at ;i lly
shot Kdward F. Knapijin. of Chicago,
and then shot and killl-d herself, in a
Gratiot avenue resort. today.
Although Knuplan Jahl before he
lost consciousness thji the shooting
wan done by HieMyojJan. the police
and physicians hi 'lie-vet Knaplan fired
Hums Will Not Run Again.
Pittsburg, Feb. 10. Simon Burns,
president of the Window Glass Work
ers'assoation, has presented a letter to
the executive committee of the organ
ization, announcing that he would not
be a candidate for re-election as pres
ident after Lis present term expires.
Ono Culprit's father Is Ihe J ndg-e.
Morris, Ills.. Feb. If.. Four high
school students John Douglas Daw
son, son of Mayor Dawson; Krwin
Woods, son of a coal oi-rator; Blaine
Krickson, son of the leading merchant
of this city, and Jay Harford, son of a
wealthy farmer have been expelled
from the school and must answer to a
charge of assault on a warrant sworn
out by the mayor, the father of one of
fender. The arrest was the result of an
flttas! An flvA ?tic?Vi-r.itn tn on off nmnt
to break up. a reception ;
GEN. MILES HOME
Has Just Completed a Trip That
Has Taken Him Around
VISIT TO ODE ORIENTAL DOMAIIT
Goes to China and Japan, ' Russia
and England Calls on King
New York, Feb. 1(5. Lieutenant
General Nelson A. Miles, commanding
the United States army, his wife and
party arrived here yesterday on the
steamship Lueania. The general, who
has been abroad five months, has in
that time been around the world. On
feature of the trip across the Atlantic
for the general was the sending of a
Murconigrani to King Edward VII.
' 1 -s
Feb. 0 General Miles sent thP follow
ing message: "Midocean greeting, with
best wishes for happiness and health,
to his majesty and the royal family."
To which the following reply tns re
ceived by cable on the arrival of the
Lucania in. port yesterday: "I have
submitted your-message to the king. I
am commanded by his majesty to thank
you for your good wishes and to say
for him that it afforded him much
gratification to receive it at Windsor.
General Tells of His Tour.
To his interviewers General Miles
said: "I have been abroad for five
months. I left Sept. 11 for the Pacific
coast. . On the 1st of October
we sailed on the transport Thomas. We
stopped at Honolulu, and then sailed
for Guam. We touched at the island.
then continued to the Philippines. We
spent a month there. There
were no serious hostilities at that time.
Hie 20.000 troops there were in tine
condition. From the Philippines wo
,V ..1 iv
1TR8. KELSON A. MILES.
went to Hong Kong.- Canton, ana
thence toNngnski and Yokomoha. We
visited the military academy at Tokio
and saw something of the Japanese
Praise for the Javanese.
"The Japanese army; is very well
equipped and disciplined, and so is the
navy." . The general said the
party went from Japan to Port Arthur
and theme to Pekin. "I remained
a short time. We have there a small
detachment of troops the legation
guard at the capital. Everything there
is quiet. We were accorded an audi
ence by the emperor and the dowager
empress. They ercelved us with a
great deal of courtesy and attention.
We sawtlie troops of the Chinese army
and the troops of the allied forces
which are stili there."
mi NOT INTERVIEW THE CZAK
Visit to England Why It Came Abont
That Mrs. Miles Was Not Invited.
General Miles' party went through
northern China to Siberia, passing
through Manchuria en route, and so on
"Did you have an audience with the
czar?" was asked.
"We received an invitation to meet
the czar, but we were delayed a day,
and so did 'iot arrived in time. An
audience of ihe czar would have been
given us, but we could not remajn.
I pahjavery pleasant visit
to King Edward 'when wereached Eng
land and was most graciously re
ceived." Regarding the story that Mrs. Miles
was overlooked In the Invitation which
the general received from King Ed
ward, General Miles said: "Mrs. Miles
was not inVited to Windsor through
n oversight. It was not known that
the ,waa .with . me, or the . iarilation
WOMAN IS CALLED
HENCE BY DREAM
Commits Suicide Because of Com
mand of Visionary Skele- .
Kokomo, Ii'.d., Feb. 10. The belief
that she had been specially summoned
by an uncouth visitor from the other
world so preyed upon the mind of Mrs.
Hayes Parker as to lead her to com
mit suicide In a horrible mamler. Mrs.
Parker dreamed, that' a grini skeleton
entered her bed chamber, and, lay
ing a bony hand on her shoulder, gave
the command: "Come with me." So
tirm was she in the thought that this
was a call for her to enter the great
beyond that t he deliberately planned
self-destruction in order that she
should not receive a second and more
imperative call from the ghostly vis
iter. In committing the deed she had
severed the .lugular vein and wind
pipe, and also the arteries of the wrists,
literally hacking herself to death with
her husband's razor. The- had been
married only a short time and she had
leeu In poor health. She was 25 years
old, and formerly was Miss Birdie Pos
well. Before committing the deed she
called in the family doctor and begged
him to Kive her poison.
would have been extended to her also.
The master of ceremonies wrote me
a very nice letter of explanation and
regret, in which he said the king did
not know Mrs Miles was present or
she would have been included in the
In Paris the general was the guest
of honor at a dinner given at the resi
dence . of General Brugere, commander-in-chief
of the French army. Asked
as to his plau General Miles said he
was going to West Point to visit hit
son if he could lind the time, and was
then going to Washington to make his
report. The general looks hale and
hearty and both he and Mrs. Miles ap
pear as though tl.e trip had agreed
with them and they had enjoyed their
DECISION AGAINST POTTER
The 31 an Expelled from a ralnters' Cnlea
for Srrving with the Militia
In a Strike.
Troy, X. Y., Feb. 10. Justi-e How
ard, of the supreme court, has hand
ed down a decision in the case of
William Potter, who was expelled from
the Schenectady Brotherhood of Paint
ers because of service in the militia
of the state during the strike on the
Hudson Valley railway. On the hear
ing it was lontended that the militia
chuise in the constitution of the union
was against public -policy and uncon
stitutional. Justice Howard declines to pass up
on that, holding that the only ques
tion before him was whether Potter
was ever. In full membership In the
union. He finds that he entered as an
apprentice aud never possessed a full
membership card, and therefore can
not be invested with rights he never
possessed. He vacates an injunction
which was granted restraining the un
ion from preventing Potter from work
ing as a union mau.
TWO H0LD-UP3 CAP? URED
Those In Custody Blew l"p the Express
Car on the Burlington Near
Butte. Mont., Feb. 10. George Cole,
under arrest here, has made confession
of the Burlington hold-up of Wednes
day last, and implicates George IIow-
ard, alias Joe Kirby. He says they
sent a boy to Morrow's livery stable
on South M-liu street ta hire a rig
about J:30 p. m. Tuesday. They drove
to the scene of the hold-up and held
up the train. Kirby had two guns,
but was too drunk to use them.
Kirby is the man who jumped upon
the engine us the train was Hearing
Homestake and compelled the eiiKineer
to stop aud made the fireman get down.
But for Kirby's drunken condition.
Cole says, they would have met with
Nebraska Men Visit Iowa.
Ames. Ia.. Feb. 10. Fifteen mem
bers of the Xebrask legislature, com
prising the agricultural committee of
the house and senate, visited tbe Iowa
State College of Agriculture and Me
chanic Arts Saturday and spent the
entire day inspecting its buildings,
equipment, live stock and facilities for
instruction in agriculture. The mem
bers of the committee announced
themselves as determined to make Xe
braska's agricultural college second to
none in the !and. .
Easy War to Acquit a Homicide.
Alliance, Xcb., Feb. 10. Al Turner,
who shot and killed E. M. Dunhip,
at Lead. S. D., early this month,
then fleeing to this place, where
he "Was followed and shot by a
boy named W. H. Silverdollar, died
Saturday. Silverdollar was arrested,
but released by the county judge when
the coroner's jury brought in an- un
expected verdict, saying that Turner
had died from congestion of the lungs.
Fatal Powder Explosion.
Ottumwa. la., Feb. 10. James
Wiles was killed, (Just Mild probably
fatally injured and the Hiteman mine
was damaged by a premature explosion
Of powder. '
Much Suffering in Cen
tral and Northwest
IS 42 BELOW ZERO
Williston, N. D.
pered. Chicago, Feb. 10. rA severe cold
wave overspreads the northwestern,
western and central states today. At
many points it is the oddest day of
the winter, the lowest temperature
being reported at WilliMou. X. 1.,
where the mercury registered 42 be
low. The extreme cold, coupled with
yesterday" snowfall, which drifted
badly in places, has seriously ham
pered railway, telegraph and tele
phone communications. The only loss
of life so far reported is one unidenti
fied man found frozen in a snowdrift
in the .business portion of Chicago.
.nd fortunately but little suffering is
reported from lack of fuel. The indi
cations are for . moderation in the
northwest, but in the middle states it
will probably be collier tonight.
Throughout Wyoming the loss - of
slice) is probably very he.ny as a re
sult, of the intense cold. At N this
morning the mercury was 'S.t below at.
West Superior. 24 at St. Paul. 14 at
Sioux City and 24 at Huron. At Kan
sas City, ti below; ToK-ka Omaha
10. Chicago zero, and throughout Wy
oming -S to 4o below, the latter tem
perature haxing existed for the past
In the South.
Memphis. Tenn.. Feb. Pi. One of
the wort rain and sleet .storms in
years is prevailing throughout Mis
sissippi. Arkansas. Tennessee. Okla
homa' and Texas. The railroads are
badly crippled and many trains have
been annulled. Street car Ira flic and
telephone and telegraph communica
tions are seriously handicapped.
Trains Are Snoivlxnnd.
liucklin. Kails., Feb. Hi. Several
trains are snowbound in this ieini'y.
The westbound Kock Nhml passen
ger which left here at noon yesterday
returned early today after being
stalled all night. The westbound
(ulden Stale Limited ami two freight
trains are in drifts between here and
Hutchinson, and the cast bound limi
ted is stalled somewhere near here.
Snow plows have been sent out. It is
thought the line will be opened today.
FORMER FIRE CHIEF SWEENIE
DIES AT HOME IN CHICAGO
Chicago, Feb. 10. Dennis J. Swee
nie. former chief of the Chicago tire
department, died of kidney disease to
dav. Deceased was one of the best
known lire lighters of the world. As
head of the Chicago department he
distinguished himself in many ways.
ind was instrumental in bringing res
cue work to a high degree of perfec
tion. COMPROMISE PROPOSITION
DOESN'T SUIT THEM
Doer. Feb. 10. The union republi
cans today rejected the proposition
of the -regular republicans to elect a
senator from each faction in the Del
aware controversy provided Addicks
wit lid raws.
EX-MAYOR AMES' UNDER ARREST
Captured In 'New Hampshire at the
quest ef Minneapolis Police Officials.
Who .Vant Him.
Hancock. X. H..Veb. 10. Dr. Albert
Alouro Ames, ex-mayor of Minneapo
lis, was arrested here yesterday by
local officers at the request of Minneap
olis officials. Dr. Ames is wanted i
Minneapolis for offerini: bribes.
Sequence of Two Occurrences.
Chetek.Wis., Feb. 10. Carrie Hick,
brought before Judge Uilbert and tried
for destroying property in Hoy iil
bert's saloon, was convicted and sen
tenced to pay$b fine or go to tbe pen
itentiary for one-year. She was taken
to the jail at Barron and is now there.
Her father is In the same jail, having
been sent there for being drunk and
disorderly. It was the next day that
Carrie Hieks went to the saloon and
smashed the interior.
Business Mem Oppose Gambling-.
Fort Dodge. Ia., Feb. 16. A commit
tee of business men of this city waited
on Mayor, Bennett with an offer of co
operation in any steps which may b
takentp close the gambling hmnes nowi
in operation here. The business men
have promiseu to. aid in securing testi
mony against alleged gamblert. Thm
mayor declares that he will not hesi
tate to prosecute if adequate testimonjj
can be gathered.-.. ... -