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VOIi. Iill. NO. 10G.
ROCK ISIiAJSTD, rLIi., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1903-TWELVE PAGES. .
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Opposition to the Statehood Bill
Ooes Not Want an Extra
Session This Year. .
Apparently Insane Whim Results
in a Tragedy in a New
OHIO RIVER M R
LOW LANDS M
DER " ater
Passenger and Freight
Engines Meet Near
Curve Cars De
Dubuque, Feb. 21. A Chicago anil
Minneapolis passenger -train on the
Illinois Central collided head on wfth
a freight last night at (ialena, 111.
Three persons are dead. The passen
ger train was north bound, and is
said to have been running at a high
rate of speed.
The dead are:
FIREMAN IiUVAX, of Freeport, 111.
HUAKKMAX CLOCK, of Waterloo,
FIREMAN SFOCKMAX, of Water
Engineer Searles. of Freeport. HI.,
was found under the engine, and is
probably fatally injured.
Crash at a Carve.
The freight train stopped for water.
It was about to pull out when the
passenger rounded a curve and crash
ed into the locomotive of 1 lit' freight.
All men on both locomotives ex
cept Kngineer 1-ake of the passenger
train were crushed under the wreck
of the locomotives. Lake escaped un
injured. The combination library ami bag
gage car was wrecked and crowded
from the rails, killing Rrukeman
( lock. The sleeping cars held to the
rails, and the occupants were unin
jured. HUMBERTS ACQUITTED
OF LIBEL CHARGE
Farts, Feb. 21. The ninth correc
tional chamber pronounced judgment
today in n. libel suit brought by M.
Cattaui, the banker, against the Hum
berts, acquitting the latter.
WEATHER INTERRUPTS TRADE
Jut a It Was Getting the Better of the
Hallway Congestion Comes
New York, Feb. 2. K. G. Pun &
Co.s Weekly Review of Trade today
frays: Just as the railway congestion
began to give way before the vigor
ous efforts of traffic managers the sit
uation became further complicated by
the worst snow storm "of the season
and the movement of merchandise was
again interrupted. Latest figures of
gross earnings show the usual gainn.
Increased cost of operation, however,
necessitated further advances in rates.
There is little disposition to antic
ipate pig iron requirements far into
tin future, as there is always the hope
of a restoration of approximately nor
mal condition. when fuel can be ob
tained for the furnaces. Steel billets
are arriving from abroad, and find a
market at interior mills, but on domes
tic business for future delivery there
is some discrepancy between bid and
asking prices. Quieter conditions pre
vail in the markets for dry goods. Nu
merous lines of cottons haveHgain ad
vanced. Failures this week numbered 247 in
the United States, against 250 a year
ago. and 20 in Canada, as compared
with 31 last year.
INDIANA COAL OPERATORS
ORDERED TO STAND TRIAL
Chicago, Feb. 21. A motion to
quash the indictments against the In
diana coal operators was overruled
by Judge Chetlnin and the case or
dered set for trial next Tuesday.
Farmers Combine Incorporated.
Kearney, Neb., Feb. 21. Articles of
Incorporation have been filed here for
the Farmers' Grain and Live Stock
company. The capital stock is $100,
000, and its purpose is to control the
shipments of grain and live stock of
the county by the farmers themselves;
instead of through middlemen.
Woman Who Was In Lack.
Benton Harlor, Mich., Feb. 21. Gas
from a coal range blew up the stove
In the kitchen of Mrs. Frank Jarvl?.
The ceiling cf. the kitchen was torn
to pieces and the house set on fire.
Mrs. Jarvis was in te kitchen and
did not receive a scratch. She put out
the fire. --,
He Gave tbe Record Prloe.
Kmmetsbnrg. Ia., Feb. 21. W. E
Crowiler & Co., of Laurens, la., have
purchased the imported Pert-heron stal
lion Organist?, for $T,500. This is the
highest price everp aid by a Lnitctl
Ktatesan for a draft stallion.
TO BUILD ELEVATORS
Organization Perfected by Number
of Illinois Citi
zens. Ppringtield, Ills., Feb. 21. Delegates
representing the forty co-operative
grain warehouses conducted by farm
ers in Illinois met here and foned
on association with the title of the
'Farmers and Grain Dealers' Asso
ciation of Illinois." The promoters
disclaim any intention of forming a
trust or combination for fixing prices,
or obtaining any advantages over coin
petitiors by reason of their numbers.
The officers elected were: J. C. Col
lins, Tuscola, president: D. B.lloughan.
Howard, first vice president: W. II.
Graham, Fancy Prairie, second vice
president; John A. McCreery, Mason
City, secretary; J. Ii. Abbott. Mason
City, treasurer. Directors J. II. Kan
kin, Galcsville; J. Miller. Galva; Geo.
Freese. Dear Creek: Leo Linen id.
Athens; A. Tomlin. Kaston; George
W. King, Kings; Michael O'Neill, Fair
field. Forty co-operative elevators belong
to the association. Twenty additional
elevators are leing built in Illinois,
which are expected to join the asso
ciation. The headquarters of the as
sociation will be at Mason City.
GROOM IS DESERTED
BY BRIDE AT ALTAR
Balks at Plighting of Troth and
Walks Out of
-Kington. Ky.. Feb. 21. At IIut
lersville, Clark county. 1 Jessie Logan,
after making extensive preparations
and meeting George Million at the al
tar in Mount C-armcl church, which
was tilled with friends and relatives,
refused to marry him and walked out
of the plaw. leaving the wedding pnr
ty and spectators in astonishment. She
had entered the church escorted by her
father. Ilerrod Logan, wearing pink
organdie and carrying pink roses. Mil
lion, w ith his best man. met them at
the altar aud Rev. Mr. Chinn was pro
nouncing the ceremony, and had come
to the plighting of the troth.
At that ioiiit the girl said she did
not want to marry and. released the
would-be groom's arm. Tho minister
questioned her and declared that it was
her intention not to marry. She then
turned on her heel and left the church
alone. She declared that she was in
formed that Million had paid her fa
ther $23 for her.
IS ILL WITH PLEURISY,
BUT WILL RECOVER
San Francisco, Cal.. Feb. 21. Maj.
(ien. Uovd Wheaton is very ill with
pleurisy at his hotel here. It is be
lieved, however, that he will recover.
Senate and House In Urlet.
Washington, Feb. 21. The senate
spent the entire day yesterday in ex
ecutive session considering the Pana
ma canal treaty, and at ":23 p. m.
took a recess until today at 11 a. m.
No vote was taken on any of tin?
The house passed the fortification
appropriations bill, adopted the confer
ence reports cn the bill for the pro
tection of the president and on the
legislative, executive and judicial ap
propriation bills, and then spent three
hours wrangling over the Fowler cur
rency bill, tho Democrats beginning a
filibuster. The house finally got into
committee on the bill and then ad
Gov. Cummins a Candidate.
Council Bluffs. Ia., Feb. 21. Govern
or Cummins will le a candidate for the
nomination for the vice presidency be
fore the next national Republican con
vention. From facts that have come
to light from the most authetic sources
this has been determined, and the Iowa
delegation will fight to a finish for the
governor. It is also practically certain
that the Nebraska delegation will sup
port his candicacy.
Is There "He" In Ireland ?
Dublin, Feb. 21. The discovery of oil
near Mount Joy square, this city, has
created great interest and has raised
hopes that the old bog land through
out Ireland may prove similarly pro
uctive. ' A sample of the Dublin oil.
which has been examined by expert,
was pronounced to be of good, clear
Had Eaten Nothing for Three Weeks.
Lincoln,- Neb., Feb. 21. Charles K
Waite, custodian of the court house,
died here Thursday, aged 52 years, lie
had eaten nothing for twenty-three
days. In December Waite fell from
the balcony of the court house sus
tabling injuries about the head" ami
since then he.b.as rcjfjisejl. to eat- .
FACTIONS HAVE A CONFERENCE
Senate Deadlock Still Continues
Gov. Cummins, of Iowa, to
Talk Politics With
Washington, Feb. 21. The senate
took recess at 5:30 p. m. yesterday
to 11 a. in. today, after a day spent
in executive session on the Panama
canal treaty,' Morgan occupying much
of the time with another section of his
speech against the treaty. There was
also a long discussion on the subject
of a cloture rule, some of the sena
tors being quite in favor of such a
rule as would stop such proceedings
as are daily taking place in the sen
ate. Hale remarked that the situation
was the result of a combine between
Morgan and Quay, and Morgan very
vigorously and emphatically denied
this. When this talk arose Quay wa
speaking, and he got tired of the talk
and insisted on heirs: permitted to go
on. When he started again it was to
have read by the. clerk a long reporr
on the canal. Objection was raised
to this and" sustained .14 to 20 and
Quay had to do the reading himself.
Why There Was No Might Session.
It had been the intention to have
another night session last night, and
the intention was changed by tho
steering committee, which decided that
the sentiment of the senate was
against hplding another night session
until an effort had been made to reach
an adjustment of the somewhat tan
gled legislative condition in tho sen
ate. In order to bring about such an
adjustment it was suggested that some
compromise niight be made on the
statehood bill. The opponents of the
statehood bill never have believed that
the measure could be carried as a ridei
on the postottlce appropriation bill in
the senate, but the friends of the meas
ure have declared that they had the
votes not only to carry it but to over
rule the chair should he decide the
rider was not in order.
Opposition Growl Apprehensive.
Inquiry about the senate yesterday
made the opposition apprehensive.
though not convinced of this claim, and
in the steering committee they, said
that should such be the case it woulrt
mean an extra session of congress aim
the appropriation bill with the state
hood rider would be defeated. It also
was found that leaders in the state
hood fight were willing to assume the
responsibility for this outcome.
Willing to Talk of a Compromise.
With this situation before them the
steering committee began to discuss
the possibility of a compromise. Quay
and Elkins and other Republicans who
have been favoring the statehood bill
were called in and the matter was can.
vassed at some length, but without ap
proaching an agreement. Should a
compromise be agreed upon it is stated
that it will include the ratification or
the Colombian and Cuban treaties.
CUMMINS SEES THE PRESIDENT
Will Have a Talk with Him on National
Political A Hairs.
Washington, - Feb. 21. President
Roosevelt yesterday received a call
from Governor Albert P. Cummins, of
Iowa, who with Mrs. Cummins is pass
ing a few days' vacation in Washing
ton. The governor desired to merely
pay his respects to the president. He
chatted with him a while, but before
he leaves Washington will have au
extended conference with him. While
Governor Cummins conveyed the im
pression that there was little political
significance in his visit it is known that
he desires to discuss with President
Roosevelt and others distinguished in
national affairs political questions of
interest not only to Iowa but. also to
the entire country.
The Republican state convention of
Iowa will be held next summer for the
nomination of candidates for governor,
lieutenant governor and other state of
ficers. At present Governor Cummins
has no opposition for the gubernatorial
nomination. The platform to be made
by the Iowa Republicans -will be im
portant. particularly as this is the year
just preceding the presidential dec
tion. On account of the attitude as
siimed by the Iowa Republicans under
the leadership of Governor Cummins
on the tariff question it is understood
that the platform declarations of the
Iowa Republicans this year will be
discussed duiing the governor's visit
Governor Cummins said that while
nobody could foretell the action of a
convention regarding a platform, he
assumed that if lie should be renom
Inated it would.be on a platform that
would not be inconsistent with the dec
larations of Iowa Republicans in the
past. It is said, however, to be the de
sire of Governor Cummins, after
consultation with the president
and Republican leaders generally, to
have the Republican party of Iowa
stand in harmonious relations with the
national leaders and the national pol
ieies of the party. ,
Named in Honor of Quay.
Santa Fe, X; M Feb. 21. The New
Mexico legislature has passed a bill
creating Quay county in honor of Semi-
tor Quay's fight for statehood.
Searching for Victims of
NINE ARE FOUND
Forty-Odd Persons Are
Wounded More or
Cartar Rapids.. Ia.. Feb. 21. Fire
early yesterday morning destroyed tho
Clifton hotel, cremated nine of the
guest:, and caused injuries to forty-
two persons who were smrcucd or
forced to jump to the frozen street
from second and third-story windows.
After an all-day search in the debris
four bodies have been recovered. It
is now lelieved that five more bodies
emain In the ruins of the hotel, which
is said to have been a flimsy struc
ture tilled with delegates to the state
Young Men's Christian association con
vention and the district convention of
the Knights of Pythias. The hotel
register was uestro.vHJ. tins ma King
it ditHcuIt to ascertain the number of
missing persons. Forty men worked
in the rubbish all yesterday and last
night. The less is .ftaUHK).
Only Two of the Head Identified.
The dead are as follows: W. A.
Mowery.What Cheer, la.; E. G. Young,
Minneaiolis; two unidentified men,
bodies recovered; five 1 todies still in
the debris. At first it was thought
that the death roll would be largely
increased by those fatally hurt, but
this will not be the case, as the injured
ere, though severely hurt, not suffer
ing from wounds likely to cause death.
List of Injured and Their Hurts.
Following are the iujured. as far as
Vina P.urn. head waitress, jumped
from third stQry.
I. . C. lturnrtt. Nebraska City, Neb.,
Dr. S. C. Grove. CVdar Rapids, tei
ribly burned while hanging to fire
escape. P. E. Strickland, Clinton, Ia., jumped
from third-story window, log broken
and injured Internally.
F. R. Moore. Chicago.
J. E. Anderson, Chicago, back
Simla Williams, waitress, face bad
ly burned, 'eg injured.
Lizzie Kelly, waitress, burned.
F.C Outing. Center Point, left arm
sprained, hands burned.
Emma Smith, ' waitress.
II. W. Itremer. Lyons. Ia.
Rea trice Xetolicky, Shueyville,
J. I". Winniger, Waterloo,
burned and wrist sprained.
A. S. Farrow. Boone, Ia.
F. G. Gardiner. Woodburn. lal
I. F. Taylor. Havenport. Ia..
Injured and cllww fractured, hip in
jured and burred alout body.
Louis Thompson, t'edar Rapids, bad
A5 M. Larsen, Oelwein, feet injured
and lungs hurt.
C. W. Roberts. Cedar Rapids.
I. O. Vernon. Delta. Ia., cut and
right side injured.
May Reel, waitress, badly burned.
M. P. Hoover. Tama. Ia.
T. J. Zally. Canton. Ills.
J. A. Elar. Davenport.
C. L. Benedict, body burned.
G. P. Hawes. Decorah. Ia.
F. O. Redmond. - mail clerk. Tama,
X. O. Templeton. Monticello. Ia.
George Taggart, St. Paul, hands and
face burned. '.
James Lewis, colored porter. y
F. M. Gardner. ''Woodburn, Ia.
D. S. Taylor, Davenport.
J. M. Dunbar, Monticello. .
John W. Lewis, Ottumwa, bruise!.
Cella Williams. waitress, badly
C. F. Ifamburg. Leroy, Minn., legs
badly burned. '
R. C. MeConahy, Aurora, Ills., hands
and face burned.
O. J. Lamb, Center Toint, Ia.,
(J. F. Kaesser, Walker, Ia., face and
hands burned. j
C. A. Roseman, Independence, Ia.,
legH and arms sprained by jumping
from top floor, struck wires and land
ed in u snowbank.!
F. A. Chase, hands injured.
CUEsfS STRUCK WITH PANIC
Struggle In the Halls, Bash for the win
dows and Leaps for Life.
The night clerk was on the third
floor when the cry of tire, raised by a
bellboy, startled him. He took up the
cry and in nn instant the hallways
were choked with frightened guests. A
rush was made for the stairways. It
was then that the crowd already col
lected in tho street. heard heartrend
ing cries of anguish aud desperation
from the guests, for the lire, feedjus
NEGRO LODGER IS THE VICTIM
Refuses to Surrender, Shoots at the
Officers and Is Finally Smoked
Out with Sulphur.
New Orleans, .Feb. 21. After hold
ing half a hundred blue coats at bay
for several hours, tluriug which scores
of shots were exchanged, La Fayette
Sims, a desperate negro, was killed by
the police eaily yesterday In a negro
boarding house situated in South Ram
part street. The room In which he
was besieged had to be set on lire and
the tire department called out before
Sims could be driven from his post
As he attempted to escape, still carry
ing his gun, he was shot down. The
body was taken to the morgue with
out any demonstration from a mob of
several thousand negroes who crowded
the vicinity of the tragedy. Intense
excitement, prevailed while the siege
SI ins Was a Good Shot.
The origin t f the trouble was trivial.
Rims occupied a room in the boarding
hous in which there were seven btMta.
On retiring Thursday night he lucked
tlit- door, and when the landlord earlr
yesterday morning asked him to open
so that another lodger iniuht Le
admitted Sims refused. Then the land
lord sent for the oolite. Efforts to
persuade Sims to opeu the door failed,
and a hole was smashed in it. Tlinnwh
the aperture Sims shot a nistol out
of one hand and a lantern out of th
other of Officer Windstein. who trie
to enter. Thereupon additional police
were sent for and the house was sur
Afraid They Would Fry Him.
After the additional police hud ar
rived on the wene the negro landlord
and an officer again went to the room
and pleaded with Sims to come out
"Xu. I won't." he answered with an
oath. "1T1 shoot if you don't go away.
I am not going to leave here. They'll
burn me in oil. They'll fry me."
Sims had piied some of the furniture
In the room against the door, and was
prepared to tight for his life.- As tht
laudlord and the officer retreated the
desperado lirrd at them without do
ing any daimige. All efforts to induce
the prisoner to surrender having
proved abortive Superintendent Jour
nee decided that there was nothing to
be done but to smoke the negro out.
An alarm was turned In and a portion
of the fire department brought to th
Smoked Out and Shot to Heath.
A quantity of cotton, oil and sulphur
was sent for. the cotton was rolled
into balls and saturated with oil.
match applied and the blazing sub
stance hurled into the room, every av
enue of escape being guarded by a po
liceman. The furniture in the room
caught quickly, filling the place with
smoke and flame. Sims hung on to his
hiding place until he was nearly sur
f oca ted, and then made a break to es
cape. As he 'appeared at the door Pa
trolman Fred Smith fired at him. The
negro staggered, mortally wounded. In
stantly other policemen tired on him.
He had scarcely fallen to the floor
when he was dead.
Had Captured a Pistol.
The firemen ran a lead of hose into
the building and extinguished the
flames and the body was dragged out
and driven through a lane of excited
negroes to thepolice station. Exam
ination of the room following th
tragedy showed that Sims had gotten
possession of Otiieer Winstein's re
volver after shooting it from his hands.
ravenously on tne tmaer-iike material
of the lower floor, had completely cut
off escape. There followed a stampede
for the windows, the only means of
The street bdow was now tilled with
a trowd scarcely less frantic than the
despairing ones in the fast-burning
Juihling. "It was like a Dore picture
of inferno sprung to life," said one
spectator, in describing the scene. "The
flames, looking red- from reflection
against the snow, lit up the, pale,
orawn faces of the people in the win
dows with a glow that was unearth
ly." The victims were literally driven
by the flames to jump. .Nearly every
one. of them lingered to the last mo
ment, urged by the people Im-Iow to
wait as long as possible in the hope
Then a cry would tell that the fire
had reached them. 'or tlfe smoke had
made it impossible to breathe, and
one after another jumped, some to the
street, and some, more fortunate, to
the roofs of buildiwgs adjoining. In a
short space of time the street was filled
with men and women, bruised, bat
tered, broken-Jimlied avd half-crazed.
All were in their night garments. In
an hour St. Luke's hospital contained
fifteen injured, while many more.
chief! v those who had escaped with
comparatively slight hurts, were be
ing cared for in buildings near th
scene of the disaster. Some who
jumped owe their lives to the fact that
their falls were broken by telegraph
wires which Interposed in their down
A number of the .guests Fvho were
Continued on rage ElgtiU
RELIGIOUS FAITH OF
Defined in Letter Satisfactory to
ties. r.erlin, Felj. 21. Emperor William's
faitli in God and in the authority ol
the Old Testament, as declared in his
letter to Admiral Hollman, councillor
of the German Oriental society, is ac
cepted by the leading authorities of the
state and church as satisfactory evi
dence of his orthodoxy, which for
mouths had been the cause of deep
concern to theologians and pastors. The
letter was printed in a Leipsic weekly
and lays down the following conclu
sions, arrived at by Emperor William-.
"I believe i i the one and only God.
We may ned a form in Order to teach
his existence, especially for our chil
dren. This has hitherto been the Old
Testament. The present version of
this will possibly be substantially mod
ified under the influence of research
through inscriptions and excavation.
That does not matter. Xeither does
it matter that much of the nimbus of
the choseu popIe will thereby disap
pear. The kernel of the contents of
the Old Testament will remain always
the same God and his works. Re
ligion has never been the result or
science, but the pouring out of th
heart and being of man from inter
course with Gt-d."
DOINGS OF THE DAY
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
The habeas corpus case of Frank
X. Horn to secure the custody :f his
child, Dorothy Horn, came up for a
hearing in the circuit court today.
The little one is now in the hand.- of
Mrs. Kate Hillier. the grandmother,
who is rej-i.-ting the eti'orts of the
father to secure his child.
The father is now a resident of St.
Loui-. but formerly conducted a cigar
.-tore here. In l'.HKl his wife obtained
a diorce and ihe cu-tody of Ihe
child, the husband and father being
then ill Denver. Immediately there
after the latter married a second
Last November the mother died and
the child was taken by the grand
mother. II. M. Schrher is attorney
for Mr. Horn and .lolin T. Stafford, of
the firm of .lackson. Hurst iSc Stafford.
f,r Mrs. Hillier.
At a meeting of the members of the
bar with .lodge (m's( in the circuit
court room this morning it va ar
ranged that the date of the reporting
of the nines drawn tor that tribunal
lie postponed to a still later date than
had been agreed upon. The jury that
was to have reported next Mondav.
will not now report till March Hi and
the other panel will report two weeks
later. Consequently the criminal bus
iness will not be taken up till well to
ward the end of March.
Mrs. Harriet .lenkins. the Moline
colored woman held in jail for sev
eral m-onths ou an indictment for
ibortion in connection with the alleg
ed burning of the illegitimate child
f Carrie Grissom. was given her free
dom todav on her own recognizance.
l"he jury that tried her at the last
term disagreed and she wiil be tried
a second time when the criminal bus
iness is taken up. When told that she
could go Airs. .iciiKins was me nai-
piest person in town and she depart
ed without the cruicn mat was ner
companion through her trial.
The case of Elmer Montgomery s.
Daniel Montgomery went to the jury
this morning and this afternoon a
verdict was found for the defendant.
The suit was for recovery on an ac
Ida Montgomery, who was lined and
committed to the jail till she paid
on a plea of guilty of fornication,
was released yesterday afternoon
under the pauper act. it being evident
that .-he would be compelled to stay
in durance ile perpetually if the au
thorities waited for the cash.
"Motions were tiled yesterday after
noon by .1. L. Haas ami Kcnworthy S:
Kcnworthy. attorneys for the indict
ed saloonkeepers, gamblers and keep
ers of disorderly houses, to quash the
indictments in all eases except those
against Lou liishop and Chris Dona
hoo. both of whom have entered pleas
of not guilty.
Mrs. Nellie M. Scales yesterday af
ternoon, through her attorney. H. M.
McCaskrin. filed a bill a-king for a
divorce from Charles L. Scales. The
couple were married in St. Faul in
IS'.)., ami desertion on the part of the
husband three years later is alleged.
Will Tat Money In Sugar Beeta.
Saginaw, Mich.. Feb. 21. It Is re
ported that Pittsburg people, in con
nect Ion with the Havemeyer and Stand
ard Oil. Interests in the American Su
gar Refining company, will invest mil
lions iu the bet sugar industry in Mich
igan. The syndicate has bought a half
Interest in fire sugar companies in this
state, and, It is said, is negotiating
The Loss to Farmers
MUCH STOCK PERISHES
Families Driven From
Homes Stream 10
Evansville, lnd.. Feb. 21. The Ohio
river has reached the 40-foot mark
and old rivermen expect it to go three
The lowland under the water
works is surrounded. The loss
to farmers is already heavy, much
stock having perished. Over $100,000
worth of corn has been swept away.
Many Driven From Homes.
Many people have been driven from
their homes, l'.elow here the river is
10 miles wide.
NEW ARMY BUILDING
Washington. Feb. 21. In the pres
ence of a large assemblage of distin
guished people the cornerstone of 1 he
Army War college was laid here to
day with impressive military and ma
sonic ceremonies, which mark the be
ginning of the project fostered by
Uoosevelt. Root and other.- interested
in the advancement and thorough
training of the I'nited States army.
The occasion was rendered especially
notable and interesting by addresses
delivered by I'resident. I!oo-e elf. Sec
retary Root and Maj. 'Gen. Young,
president of the war college.
DIDN'T SHOOT WITH
l'iltsburg, I'a.. Feb. 21. Dr. Ellis
Duncan, of Louisville, was today
found not guilty tin the charge of
shooting l'.ruce Head with felonious
HOTEL MIDWAY BURNS:
MANY NARROW ESCAPES
Midway. Fa.. Feb. 21. The Midway
hotel, a large three-story f rame -t ruc-
ture and resort tor Italian vvorKinen.
was burned this morning. At noon
the tire was still burning and several
buildings in the iimnetiiale neighbor
hood are threatened. There were
many narrow escapes. All occupants
of the hotel are not yet accounted
The lire was finally controlled with
out spreading. All the guests are ac
Chieasro. Feb. 21. Sturgis. Cornish
tV: liurn company's milk can factory-
was partially Iet rove. I by lire today.
The loss is $.".0.00(1. Arthur -I, fair.
foreman of the paint shop, was burned-
to death. A number of employes
received slight injuries.
ANOTHER CORNELL STUDENT
IS VICTIM OF TYPHOID
Ithaca. X. Y.. Feb. 21. William El
liott Maher. a freshman at Cornell
university, died la-t night, the 10th
student to fall a victim of typhoid
MAJ. M'BRIDE AND
MAUDE GONNE MARRIED
Paris. Feb. 21. Maj. McRride, vho
was a member of the Irish brigade in
the Transvaal service, and Maude
Gonne. the Irish .loan d'Arc. were
quietly married here today.
RbhcU Guilty: Ilby.Iead.
Springfield. Ills.. Feb. 21. Charles
Russell, charged with killing his com
panion. Thomas Rider, was found
guilty of iiinuslaiighter in the circuit
court. Russell aud Rider eugaged in
a fight in the Jefferson Coal company's
mine, and Russell slashed Rider across
the throat with a large pocket knife.
The jury reached an agreement after
delilieratlng twelve hours. ; While the
trial was in progress Russell's infant
child, born since the crime was com
Killed by a railing Tree.
Rogers City, Mich.. Feb. 21. Frlta
Hauman, a farmer of Moltke township,
while engaged in sawing wood with
his wife, was Instantly killed by a fall
ing tree. , .
legislator's Father Dead.
Kalamazoo, Mich.. Feb. 21. Rev.
Dr. Levi Master, of Big Rapids, died
Thursday monrins. He was the father
rf Representative Master, of Kalama
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