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VOL. MI. NO. 110.
BOCK ISLAND, ILL., TIIUKSDY, FEBIITJARY 2G, 1903.
PBICE TWO CENTS.
!(MAPP, WIFE MUR
TELLS OF HI
QUEEN LIL'S LAND
Measure in the Senate That Of
fers Her $200,000 for Her
Gathering at New York Discuss
ing a Subject of Wide
WITH k M
With Fourth Bride When
Arrested at Indianapolis.
CONFESSES TO MAYOR
Admits Having Served
Five Terms' in
Hamilton, Ohio, Feb. 20. Alfred
Knapp, the Indianapolis man arrested
yesterday, who confessed to the mur
der of his third wife, today made a
full confession to five murders.
Among them is that of Ida (lebhard,
the West Indianapolis- girl whir was
found murdered ami outraged in a
stalde, in July, 1S03.
Hamilton, Ohio. Feb. 20 Albert
Knapp, 41, who was arrested at In
dianapolis by Captain of I'oliee Len
ehan and ('apt. Krucker, of the In
dianopolis police, and brought here
on suspicion of having murdered his
"!-y ear-old wife, formerly Hannah
(ioddard. of this city, last. night made
a clean breast of his crime.
All afternoon Prosecuting Attorney
(Hard, Mayor O. S. Eoseh. Director of
Police Mason and Chief of Police
Kiieninierling had the prisoner in the
sweatbox. Knapp long kept his nerve
and insisted he had seen no trace of
his wife .-ince he kissed her good-bye
when she started to visit his sister,
Mrs. Edward King, in Cumminsville,
Cincinnati, on the morning of Dec. 22,
Finally' Mayor P.osch got Knapp
alone and by some persuasion secur
ed ;i complete and astonishing con
fession. No promises were made to
Knapp. who told all and afterward
led the police to the spot on the
banks of the Miami river where lu
had thrown the body in an old "suck
er hole," two miles below the city.
The police put a charge of murder
against Knapp. and will today begin
digging for the body.
Makes Fall Confession.
Knapp's confession,' which he later
repeated to Chief Kuemtnerling and
others, is given out as follows: '
"l killed my wife. 1 did it at 5
o'clock on .the morning of Dec. 22. I
don't know why, for we never had
any trouble. I awoke that morning
in a dazed condition anil grabbed her
by the neck as she lay in bed.'. When
1 fully awoke I had her by the throat
and I gripped harder and harder. It
seemed that T could not let loose, and
1 held on till she was dead.
"Then I realized my terrible situa
tion and, started to get rid of the
body. 1 bought a store box for 15
cents and took it up to our rooms. I
doubled up my wife's legs and nailed
up the box. Then I got a wagon and
tried to put the box in. It. was tix
heavy and I got a man who was pass
ing to help me, and then I started to
the river, not knowing where to go.
"Finally, about a mile lrelow town,
1 stopped in a bunch of willows at
the 'sucker hole.' A mail carrier
drove by and I dumped the box out.
and drove on. When he was- out of
sight I returned and threw the box
in the river, where you will find it. I
did not murder my second wife, Jen
nie Conners, who was found in the
canal at Cincinnati, Oct. 3, 1S93. I
know nothing of her death."
Serves Five Prison Terms.
Knapp admits he served five prison
terms, two in Jeffersonville, Ind., one
in Columbus, Ohio, for an attack on a
Cincinnati school teacher, one in Jo
liet for larceny in Chicago, and one
in Michigan City, Ind., for an attack
on a 13-year-old Indianapolis girl.
The generally accepted police opin
ion is that Knapp is a degenerate,
prompted by an insane frenzy for
crime against women and children.
John Cable, a friend of Knapp, who
lives in the same house, with Mrs.
Knapp's uncle, Charles (Joddard, says
' that last- September he worked with
Knapp at the Carr mill. One day
Knapp, he asserts, proposed to him
-that they go together to the home of
the Misses Oraham.
"'We'll get the best oT them, and
then kill them,' lie said, and when I
refused Knapp said: 'Pshaw, what's
the difference; nobody win ever know.
.We'll throw their bodies in the river.
My wife has been treating me mean
lately, and I intend to serve her the
same way.' "
It is now thought that Knapp, who
lived in the neighborhood, may have
been'the author of the attack on the
Mo'tzer children last fall.
MRS. FAIRBANKS AGAIN
PRESIDENT OF THE D. A. R.
" Washington. Feb. 20. Mrs: Fair
banks, of Indiana, was unanimously
reelected president of the Daughters
of the American Revolution today.
TO RUN FOR MAYOR
Head ol Big Four Koad Accepts
Cincinnati, Feb. 2G. Considerable
stir was occasioned here last night
by M. E. Iugnlls, president of the Eig
Four Railway system, signifying to u
M. E. IXGALLS.
committee of twenty-six citizens his
acceptance of the Democratic nom
ination for nu-yor of Cincinatl. lie
will head the regular Democratic city
ticket, but Las been requested to ac
cept the nomination by citizens re
gardless of party.
The city is normally Republican by
a large plurality, but for some time
there has been an organized fusion
movement. The indeiendent Repuln
licans stated that they would not ask
for fusions or a citizens' ticket if In
galls would head the Democratic
SALT LAKE MINISTERS
; PROTEST AGAINST SMOOT
Washington, Feb. 20. Senator Rur
rows today presented to the senate a
nrotest. f rom the ministers a'socia-
tion of .Salt Lake City against the
seating of Jlon. Heed Smoot. Ilif
statements' which is sworn to. de
claresthat Smoot is a iMilygamist and
now has plural wives.
LOST HEIRESS IS FOUND
If She Has Got It Hlht She Will Come
Into a Wad of a Cool
Kalamazoo. Mich., Feb. 20. Dr.
John T. Woods, of Fulton, this coun
ty, is anxious to locate Annie Roths
child, aged "8. who has fallen heir,
with two sisters, to a fortune of $100,
000 by the death of an uncle in Rohe
mia. The family emigrated from
Bohemia about fifteen years ago. The
mother died and the father disap
peared. The three children were cared
for in a Chicago 'asylum. In 1SS4 An
nie was adopted by a family in Aus
tin, Ills., and all trace of her has
been lost. Her sisters are Mrs. Clara
Cawkins. of Kalamazoo county, and
May Rothschild, of Saugatuck.
The foregoing facts have been pre
viously published, and the following
telegram from New Orleans may solve
the problem: "Mrs. Edward Howard,
of 2040 Rayon road, is without doubt
the heiress of $100,000, a lucky wind
fall which she least of any other per
son expected, for she was left an or
phan at a cruder age and had even
forgotten th? name of her father. Rut
as the telegrams from Austin, Ills.,
where she- was raised, say that she
was adopted by a family named Nich
olson, a circumstance that cannot be
duplicated in that small town, there
is scarcely any doubt of her identity."
Organized to Fight Tliresners.
Carbondale. Ills.. Feb. 20. The
Farmers' Mutual Protective associa
tion, nn organization to, fight the
threshermen's union, recently organ
ized, has been formed in Union coun
ty. The olficers are: President. W.
F. Hunsacker; vice president, C. J.
Sitter; secretary, F. W. Musgrave;
treasurer, K. R. Juniette. It is prob
able that threshing machines will be
bought by the association and oper
ated by its members. '
Union Labor Objects to Kioto.
South Rend, Ind., Feb. 'JO. The Cen
tral Labor union has taken action on
the use of its hall by a hundred or
more rioters who used the place as a
rendezvous before they made an as
sault on the powerhouse of the In
diana Railway company. A committee
was appointed to aid the authorities in
seeking the guilty men.
They Must Locate on Tltden Street. ,
Saginaw, Mich., Feb. 2(1. Keepers
of resorts in connection- with or above
saloons have been no, .tied by the po
lice to go out of business at once. It
is said that all these people will be
required . to find locations on Tilden
street, the recognized home of the so
cial evil, if they desire to continue
M sag 5&5
their business . .
PAYS THAT MUCH RENT A YEAS
Honse Democrats Prepare to Make
Trouble Over an Klection Case
Washington, Feb. 2G. It took an
hour and a half yesterday to read a
bill in the senate which appropriates
to the ex-Quoeu Liliuokalaui the sum
of $200,000 in lieu of all claims she
may have on the crown lands of the
Hawaiian islands. After the reading
Spooner inquired if the appropriation
of $200,000 to the ex-queen was nu
honorary one. Allison said that it was
founded on a claim, pretended or real,
of LiliuokaLiul to what are known
as the crown lands in Hawaii, of which
she had been " deprived. Morgan
thought that the matter "should go
over. Hoar said that at first he had a
strong feeling against he ex-queen on
account of newspaper articles, but he
since had learned that the lands re
ferred to fairly might have been
claimed to be her private property and
not mere crown lands.
Bay State 51 an Wants to Atone.
rheirproceeds always had been used
for her private support. He said the
ex-queen had tried to reconcile her
people to the rule of the United States,
and that sho was a women of great
personal worth. He hoped the appro
priation would be made because it was
his desire to atone for a public utter
ance of disrespect toward her. Re
plying to Hoar. Spooner said that if
there is any claim on the part of
Liliuokalani as an individual, con
tradistinguished from the sovereign,
it should be dealt with in a broad
way. Allison explained that the claim
rested on an equity.
Explained by Hlackburn.
Rlackburn, who reinnted the bill,
said the committee on Pacific islands
was unanimous in the recommenda
tion. It is not contended, he said,
that there is a legal claim involved
against the 1'nited States. "She has
no day in court." he said. "The fee
to tin crown lands was not in her,
but the sovereign, but she was 'abso
lute in the receipt of the rents. Jjince
her overthrow, he said, the govern
ment has collected .4r0.000 in rents
from those lands.
Matter for Their Coneciencrs.
He would ;ot discuss the responsi
bility of the I'nited States in the mat
ter, but no dethronement would have
occurred, and the I'nited States would
eot have appropriated to itself the
rentals, had it not been for the land
ing of United States marines from the
Roston. It would be a good invest
ment, he said, to pay the amount be
cause of the feeling of gratitude with
which it would be accepted and the
appreciation those people would show.
It was a question, he said, that ad
dressed itself to the consciences of
By consent the matter went over.
ORGANIZED FOIt A FILIBUSTER.
Democrats Will Obstruct in the House
Over an Election Casr.
Washington. Feb. Ut. The Demo
crats of the house called a caucus for
this morning to act on the filibustering
programme the Democratic leaders
have decided on for the remainder of
the session Tuesday. When the ma
jority of elections committee No. 2
presented its report in favor of un
seating Butler of Missouri, whose seat
is being contested by Wagoner, the
Democratic leaders, at the request of
the Democrats of the Missouri dele
gation served notice on the Repub
lican leaders that if an attempt was
made to call up the case for action
they would do everything in their pow
er to block the wheels of legislation
until March 4.
No reply was given, but a truce was
patched up during the afternoon on
the understanding that a response
would be given yesterday afternoon.
Shortly before adjournment yesterday
Speaker Henderson notified Richard
son, the minority leader, that the case
would be call-d up today. Thereupon
the call for the Democratic caucus
was issued. The Democrats are organ
izing for a light to n finish. While
their action probably will not jeopar
dize any of the appropriation bills they
can greatly embarrass the majority
and defeat iany minor measures
which otherwise would pass.
DeArmonil Would Kxpand North.
Washington, Feb. 20. DeArmOnd of
Missouri yesterday introduced a con
current resolution in the house provid
ing as follows: "That the president
be and is hereby requested to learn
and advise the congress upon what
terras, if any. honorable to both na
tions, and satisfactory to the Inhabit
ants of the territory primarily affect
ed, Great Britain would cousent to
cede to the United States all or any
part of the territory lying north of
and adjoining the United States, to
be formed In due time into one or
more states," etc. ..
All the -news all the time The
Five Men Are Dead and
a Number Wounded.
RIOTERS ON PARADE
Sequel of Granting In-
Charleston, W. Va., Feb. 20. Ten of
the Stanisford mob were brought here
today and jailed on charges of viola
ting the injunction order of the fed
eral court. Sixty-one are being held
by the state, authorities at Beckley
under warrants of conspiracy. Five
are dead as a result of the battle
Wednesday and 16 wounded accounted
for. The posse captured, besides the
prisoners, 100 guns and GO pistols and
a tiwi of ammunition. .
CharUston, W. Va., Feb. 20. At
Sianniford City, in Raleigh county, at
dawn yesterday, a terrible battle took
place between the joint posses of Dep
uty United States Marshal Cunning
ham and Sheriff Cook, on one side,
and rioting miners on the other, as a
result of which three miners were
killed, two others are mortally wound
ed, and several others on both sides
were more or less, seriously hurt. The
killed are: Dick Taylor, Dobson
and an unknown miner. Mortally
wounded John Hclse.and Irwin Law
son. The trouble grew out of the at
tempt to arrest thirty-four miners for
violation of blanket injunction issued
by Federal Judge Kellor last August.
Miner Defy the Law.
On Last Saturday Deputy Marshal
D. W. Cunningham went to Atkins
ville, a mining town in Raleigh coun
ty, to arrest men charged with violat
ing the injunction. He was sur
rounded by u large party of miners
armed with Winchester rifles, who or
dered him to leave thi place, on order
which he quickly obeyed. Sheriff
Cook at this time attempted to make
some arrests under process issued by
the state court, and was treated in a
like manner. Cunningham returned to
this city and reported to the marshal
and district attorney that he could do
nothing without a large force, and
then only at imminent risk of pre
cipitating a bloody conflict.
Must Be Served at All Hazard.
He was instructed to return with
men sutlieieat to serve the process
given him and to do it at all hazard.
Before Cunningham returned to At
kinsville, however. Marshal Thompson
and S. C. Rurdette, attorney for the
United Mine Workers, went to the
scene, spending most of Sunday and
Monday there. They found everything
quiet, the rioters having withdrawn
from the immediate neighborhood and
crossed Xew river, going into camp
SOO strong near the Rig Q mine on
the north side. -Thompson and Rur
dette came home Tuesday morning,
and Cunningham and a strong posse
went from hre to make the arrests.
RIOTERS PARADE THE -COUNTRY
Put Mob Law on Top and Tben Go Into
Camp Surprise and Bloodshed.
When Atkiusville was reached the
federal forces were joined by Sher
iff Cook and his posse, the coal com
panies near by furnished some guards,
and the deputy and sheriff found
themselves in command of about 1O0
well-armed and determined men. The
rioters had reerossed the river on
Tuesday, and wer, parading up and
down before the various coal works
from 1"0 to 200 men, armed with
Winchester llfles. They Intimidated
miners at work, drove away theguards
of the mines, and even went so far as
to disarm one guard and- force him
to march at the head of their proces
sion. Emboldened by their success
they attempted to burn down a bridge
of the C. and O. railroad over Finey
Rulch, and threatened the destruction
of other property. Tuesday night they
went into camp near Stanniford City.
. Yesterday morning about daybreak
the officers and their; combined posse
surprised the rioters in their camp,
and called on them to surrender. The
reply was a shot. This was answered
by a shot, and immediately a furious
battle was raging. When it ceased
three of the rioters : lay dead and
many others were found to be wound
ed, two of them fatally. Seventy-three
arrests were made, ten falling to the
share of Deputy Cunningham and sixty-three
to that of Sheriff Cook. All
the prisoners were taken to Beckley,
the county s?at of Raleigh, where the
ten I'nited State prisoners were given
a preliminary hearing by Commission
er Dunn and held for 'appearance at
court here. ;
, The Injunction which .the miners
Continued on Page igbt.'
ONE PAPER BY ROBERT P. PORTER
System vAttacked, with Illustrations
from England Forerunner of
New York, Feb. 20. The conven
tion on municipal ownership, and
franchises, which is to continue for
three days, was opened here yesterday.
There was a large attendance, and the
programmegives promiseof interesting
discussionson municipal topics. Mayor
Urquhart, of Toronto, in the discus
sion yesterday, referred to the . suc
cess of municipal ownership of the
waterworks In his city. The paper
on "Comparison of European and
American Methods and Results." pre
pared by Robert 1. Rotter, director
of the eleven ih census of the I'nited
States, was rad by John I. Martin,
secretary of the convention, and the
following are some of the salient
Inclination to Branch Out
"Besides the numerous industries at
present being carried on by Rritish
municipalities applications have- been
made to parliament for powers for the
manufacture of steam engines, dyna
mos, gas and electric littings,' paving
materials, cold-air storage. ict milk
supply and for stores, saloons, hotels,
bicycle tracks, etc. Street car fac
tories have been established, munici
pal telephones are being undertaken
and a system of tire insurance is be
ing discussed. Municipal banks, mu
nicipal pawnshops, municipal bakeries
and even municipal collieries have
been seriously proposed.
Increase of Local Indebtedness.
"This rush of English municipalities
into speculative enterprises has result
ed in an enormous increase in local
indebtedness. East year sanction was
given for lo..i:s amounting in the ag
gregate to not less than $144,077,405
and the average amount added in each
of the last three has been just short
of $123.O00.0oo! Never before has
there been any approach to these fig
ures. In 1S91 the sum" was $37,021.
49". while the average for some years
previously nad beer about $23,000,
000. In 1873 the English local debt
was about $20 a bead of the popula
tion. It is now over $30.
How the Increase Is Excused.
The excuse offered for the enormous
increase of local debt in England is
that a considerable part of it has been
contracted for productive industries.
Rut the profits from many of these
concernsundor municipal managemei
are small indeed. The only reliable
estimate on these profits may be found
in a paper by the president of the
Royal Statistical Society in which he
showed that there was an
average net profit for the five years
ended March. 180S, of .Sl.S31.705.0oO.
or about per cent. on. the outstand
PORTER MAKES COMPARISONS
Says All the Enterprise 'and Push Is with
the Private Companies.
. Porter proceeded to show just what
public utilities the cities of the Unit
ed Kingdom are operating and how
the service compares willi that fur
nished by private enterprise in the
United States. He said: "To begin
with the gas supply, local authorities
In the Unitv'd Kingdom own 240 gas
undertakings, with a capital of about
$157,500,000 and supplying 1.707.4(54
customers; private companies own 453
plants, representing $357,500,000. with
nearly 2.000.100 customers. The reduc
tion in price of gas made by private
companies in England has been as
great if not greater, and as a rule
the price chirgcd under exactly simi
lar conditions is less than that charged
by the municipalities.
'In short, in England, as elsewhere,
the private companies have set the
pace in enterprise, quality of gas and
price. In a recent official inquiry
these facts were clearly brought out.
It was shown that all enterprise In the
gas industry has come from companies
because companies have greater mo
tive for enterprise. The municipali
ties may follow privatecnterprise: they
have never been known to lead.
"In the case of electric lighting the
advocate of municipal ownership in
England claims "the superiority of
public ownership is remarkable." Eet
us see. A committee of the Iondon
Chamber of Commerce recently took
out the figures from the otticial re
turns relating to electric lighting un
dertakings in England and Wales for
the purpose of ascertaining the "net
'profits" that is. it endeavored to
show what the rate-payer received in
return for the risk he takes in guar
anteeing the undertaking, and the re
sult showed that on a total capital of
$17,aS3.r53. and allowing for deprecia
tion $18,735, or one-eighth of 1 per
cent, per' annum, the average annual
margin of surplus, inclusive of this
$18,733, was only equal to one-third
of 1 ner cent, a year on the total cap-
11.1 . ?,wi - i
"Aside from the business merits of
the case there Is another view of the
subiect that has been - brought out
strongly by the London Times J- that
'municipal, enterprise' and .'promres-
A COURT ROAST
FOR GEN. BRAGG
Coneul General to China Rebuked
l'or Methods in Damage
Madison. Wis., Feb. 2d. The Wis
consin supreme couht, in an opinion
handed down Tuesday, took occasion
to rebuke Ceneral Edward S. Rragg,
the recently appointed consul general
to I long Kong, for his methods in con
ducting a personal injury suit before
a lower court. The case was that of
IlenrytRuehling. who was given dam
ages of $12.ooo from the Chicago and
North west ern ra il roa d.
The criticism of the supreme court
judges was aimed at allusions made
by Ceneral Rragg to the jury regard
ing the officers of the road, its great
wealth, to the number of others in
jured, and to the engineer of the road.
The court said such expressions by
counsel tend to unfit an ordinary jury
for doing justice.
UNDER POLICE GUARD
Rival for llride's Hand Had Threat-
cned to Do Mur
der. St.Joseph. Mich.. Ecu. 2d. The wed
ding of Charles King and Hannah
Raker, well known young people, at
tracted more than ordinary interest
from the fact that a rival for the
young lady's hand was alleged to have
threatened to kill the bride before the
knot could be tied.
These threats were not considered
seriously until the day of the wedding,
and then the chief of police was in
formed. The chief s-nt Offirer Hort
to the Evangelical church to guard the
young couple during the ceremony, and
Rort stood by while the minister spoke
the words of the service. The jealous
lover did not enter the church.
LEAVES FOR NEW YORK
Washington. Feb. -!(!. President
Roosevelt left for New York this
morning, where he will be the prin
cipal speaker at a celebration of the
anniversary of the birth of John Wes
sive municipalities are really being
made the stepping stones to the col
lective state. Toward this end. it is
claimed, the Rritish Socialist is work
ing with all the force at his com
mand." BREAD UPON THE WATERS
Brings Newt of a Man Who Seems to Have
Had a Conscience In "Vork
Chicago. Feb. 20. Like bread upon
the water that returns after many
da.rs, three pay checks for $S(5.40 came
back to John Sarkiski, proprietor of a
Polish boarding house jft ST'17 Com
mercial avenue, Tuesday. Sarkiskl's
suspicions that one of his Itoarders
was responsible for the wafting away
of the checks was coutirmed by ths
following note which accompanied
"It was me who took the checks.
Now my conscience troubles me and
now I am forced to return them.
The checks and the note M ere found
lying on the dining room table by
Sarkiski when he went to prepare sup
per about ." o'clock Tuesday evening.
It is not knofn which of his boarders
had been in the room,, as several had
been about the house through the aft
ernoon. Senate and House In Brief.
Washington. Feb. 20. The senate
yesterday made rapid progress. The
statehood riders to theagriculturaland
post office appropriation bills were with
drawn and both bills passed. The
house ameudiuents to the Philippine
currency bill were agreed to. and the
sundry civil bill was nearly com
pleted. A large number of pension
bills was passed.
The house adopted the conference
report on the army appropriation bill
and sent the bill to the president. The
Fowler currency bill was debated In a
desultory way. The speaker appoint
ed the committee to represent the
house at the dedication of the Louisi
ana Purchase exposition.
He Decreed His Wife's Divorce.'
Converse, Ind.. Feb. 20. Judge
John Howard, who died here a short
time ago. granted his wife a divorce
when he was on the bench in Colo
rado. The rcord of the case is in the
court archives of Colorado.
There are 3.009 window glass pots In
the country, but owing to the limited
number of skilled workmen it is only
possible tolopcrate 2,300 BPjts.
Pike Opera House and
MANY ESCAPE DEATH
Company Loses Its
Cincinnati, Feb. 26. Fire which
started in the cellar of the Pike opera
house building at 1:':0 this morning
caused a loss estimated at $?.0U0.()U),
and it is still burning.
There was no loss of life, but there
were many narrow escapes, and sev
eral lives were saved through the he
roism of firemen and police. It is
thought John Keenan. a watchman,
was fatally injured by a falling wall.
V Four Hundred 'Losers-
There are over four hundred differ
ent losers. The Pike building and the
building adjoining 011 the east, a,
large publishing house, the American
Hook company and other properly on
15aker street were totally destroyed.
The Seasongood & Roedie and tele
phone buildings vere considerably
Henrietta Crosnian's company,
which was the attraction at the thea
tre this week, lost its entire scenery
Shortly after the fiame were dis
covered an explosion, which is sup
posed to have come from liquors in
storage, caused the flames to get be
yond control of the lire department.
The loss is now estimaled at !f2.
000.000 and the insurance is in no case
large, the loss being much higher
than usual on account of the high
rate fixed by the underwriters.
The buildings destroyed are among
the most substantial in the city. The
tire was not fully under control until
noon, notwithstanding that aid was
given the local firemen by the depart
ments from Covington. Newport and
other neighboring towns.
Fire Captain Perinhe.
New York. Feb. .'. Fire Captain
Andriese was killed and several other
firemen injured by a falling ceiling
at a fire in a building at I'.roadway and
Thirteenth street today. The loss is
a quarter of a million.
DEMOCRATS TO RESIST
UNSEATING OF TWO MEMBERS
Washington. Feb. 20. At a largely
attended house democratic caucus to
day a resolution was unanimously
adopted '"That we resist by all hon
orable means at our command the
unseating of Cntestce Hutlcr and
Contestant. Wagoner." It is the opin
ion of the minority lhat the republi
cans will not be aide t accomplish
more than pass appropriation bills
The senate has passed the sundry
ciiil appropriation bill.
The decision of the democrat t
filibuster for the remainder of the.
session if the republicans press the
Wagoner-Rutler contested election
caused considerable tension .n bolh
sides when the house assembled to
day. When the speaker was about to
direct the clerk to read the journal .
Kichardson. the democratic leader,
made a point of no quorum. The
speaker was able to count only 107.
Payne moved a call of the house and
upon that motion the democrats
force;! a roll call.
Dnek Hunter Better Look Out.
IndianapolK Feb. 2d. James
Hamilton, deputy game warden, has
been directed to go to the marshes of
the Kankakee and other similar parts
of northern Indiana to look after duck
hunters. Meu found with more than
twenty-five ducks, the number allowed
under the law, will be arrested. Ham
ilton will spend most of his time in th
swamps and will keep track of the
hunters by the sound of their guns.
High School Pupils Suspended.
Ralston, N. Y., Feb. 20. The Rall
ston high school class of HKXJ. four
teen girls and boys, are refused admis
sion to the school. They became in
subordinate because there was no ob
servance of Washington's birthday,
and giving the class yell and shouting
"Washington left the school room.
The board of education ordered the
suspension of the entire class.
Garfield Sworn Into Office.
Washington, Feb. 20. James R.
Garfield, commissioner of corporations
of the new department of commerce
and labor, took the oath of office yes
terday. Commissioner Garfield will
enter immediately upon the duties oj