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VOL. LII. NO. 214.
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PKICE TWO CENTS.
SAYS HE KEPT
And Ordered a Light
Weight System on
SO SAYS KINGSLEY
Testifying as to A. C.
Nelils who Had the
Washington. Juno 27. In the Nellis
seed contract suit before court of
elalms( an affidavit by Charles Kings
ley, of Falls Church, Va., has been
made public alleging that A. C. Nellis,
of New York, who had the contiact
for furnishing seed ready for distribu
tion to the government two years ago,
directed that no books were to be kept,
and that the packages should be light
weight. The legal representatives of
Nellis are suing for the payment of
S1S.000 which Secretary Wilson with
held from the contract payment for
alleged non-performance of contract.
The full amouut of the contract was
No Government Emplojci Implicated.
Secretary Wilson said that the $1S,
000 was withheld as the result of an
lnquirj- into the work of the contrac
tor at the time and that the govern
ment is still in possession of Nellis
bond for $a..0OO. Wilson said that he
had directed that the seed contract
and its execution be probed to the bot
tom, and that the investigation has
not implicated any one ia government
employ. The distributing machines
used by Nellis, he said, failed to do
satisfactory work, and caused serious
delay in the annual seed distribution,
and a great rush of work subsequently,
making It impossible for the govern
ment inspectors to see all that was be
Instructed to Ron Light Weight.
Kincsley was foreman for NellifJ
ana m ms nmaavit says mat no rec
ord books were kept showing the
amount of seeds received In- bulk; that
be had suggested the keeping of such
books, but that Nellis said he did not
wart them kept. Kingsley says that
these books we:e kept under former
seed distributions. lie charges that a
great portion of the seeds was put up
In light-weight packages: that Nellis
Instructed him to notify the employes
engaged In putting up this seed to let
the weights run light, and that he
knows that these Instructions were fol
lowed. THAT PETITION TO TOE CZAB
Report That the President Is Alone In the
Desire to Forward the Same.
Washington, June 27. Strong inti
mations are given from pro-Russir.n
sources here that if he B'nai B'rith
petition expressing horror over the
Kischeneff massacres is forwarded to
Russia the Russian government will
refuse to receive It. Ambassador Cas
sini and Secretary Hay have had one
conference over the matter and the
result of their talk, whatever it was,
has been laid before the cabinet. No
intimation has been given as to just
what course the United States govern
ment will pursue beyond what is con
tained in Secretary Hay's letter to
Simon Wolff offering to forward the
It is believed on good authority that
th .majority of the cabinet is averse
to this action and'will advise Presi
dent Roosevelt to reconsider bis in
tention to send the petition through
our charge d'affaires at St. Peters
burg. Count Cassini is very active in
the premises, moving, of course, un
der directions from his government.
The Russian government will receive
the petition, if at all, with poor grace,
but If steps now being taken are suc
cessful the petition will not be pre
sented. President Roosevelt is firm in the
matter, and it is this that gives im
portance to the situation. Hitherto
he has insisted upon carrying out his
own diplomacy when fully convinced
of the justice of his cause, even against
the advice of Secretary Hay. It can
be said that Secretary Hay does not
' approve the forwarding of the petition
to St. Petersburg.
UJAD BEFORE IT ARRIVES
Russia . Indirectly .Tells the Tresldeul
"Don't You Forward That Petition."
Washington, June 27. The Russian
government has learned with profound
regret of the intention of the Wash
ington authorities to forward to St.
Petersburg a petition from United
Staiesan Jews relative to Russia's
treatment of her Jewish subjects. It
is yet hoped that the United States
will appreciate the Russian view of
the faes. .Tie A.sgociatcd
FROM A BIG BLAZE
Iuvolving a Loss of at Least a
Quarter of a Mil
lion. Milwaukee, ''June '27. Fire gutted
the building at 3K-ol7 Grand avenue,
which extends in an "I.", shape to
Third street. The fire afterwards ex
tended to the Davidson hotel, ou Third
street, and to the Boston store on
Grand avenue. The total loss Is esti
mated at about $2o0,000, partly cov
ered by Insurance.
FOR THE NEW KING
Congratulations Continue to bo lie-
eelveel by Peter I of
Belgrade, .lime 27. The kings of
Italy and Reuimania, President Lou
bet, wf France, and Prince Nicholas,
of Montenegro, have added their con
gratulations to those already receiv
ed by King Peter from other chiefs
of states. These telegrams are re
garded as constituting official recog
nition of the new ruler of Servia.
SHOCKING NEGLECT ON
THE PART OF SURGEONS
uieine'; Wis., June' 27. 'Leaping
from an operating table at St. Luke's
hospital. James lladding. of Keokuk,
la., who was undergoing an operation
for throat trouble, nearly met death on
the knives the surgeons were using,
lladding was given chloroform, but the
operation took longer than was expect
ed. The physicians forgot to keep the
patient under the anaesthenic, and In
the middle of the operation he recover
Press-already has stated that Russian
position regarding what is considered
outside. interference in the internal af
fairs of Russia.
That position continues to be held,
and the Associn I Press is further
permitted to say u at Kiddle, the Unit
ed States charge wlreu lie presents the
petition at the Kusslan foreign ollice
will be received 'with the same cordial
ity always ace-orded a United States
liiivoy- In returning the petition to
Riddle the officials will assure him
that Russia cherishes no 111 will toward
the United States, and that theaction
it takes with respect to the petition
is necessary in view of Russia's un
alterable policy of refraining from in
.sisting on similar treatment for itself.
Payne Keeps the Ilonse.
Washington, June 27. Postmas
ter General Payne did not go to the
postoffice department owing to his ill
health. Kxcept for his attendance at
the cabinet meeting, he spent the day
resting In his apartments, where he
signed the mail brought to him.
TRI-CITY MINISTERS TO
MEET AT PROSPECT PARK
The Tri-City Ministerial association
will hold the lust meeting of the sea
son next. Monday beginning at 10::;o
a." in. at Prospect Park. The program
carried out on the occasion will con
sist of a review of three different
books by Rabbi W. IL Finehriber, of
Davenport; Rev. M. V. Crumbaker, of
Mnline and Rev. II. W. Reed, of Rock
Island, and two addresses; one upon
"The Christian Church and Educa
tion,' by Rev. R. B. Williams, of Rock
Island; and "The Church and Labor
ing1 Men." by Rev. M. R. Sawyer, of
Davenport. At 12:30, or following the
review of the books, a basket-dinner
will be partakeni of. In accordance
with the plans recently adopted the
wives of the members of the union
RIO GRANDE RAGING:
CAUSING MUCH MISERY
EI Paso. Texas, June 27. The high
waters' of the Rio Grande have ren
dered hundreds of families in New
Mexico homeless. They have takmi
refuge in the foot hills.
Kansas Legislature Adjourns.
Topeka, Kan.. June 27. The extra
session of the Kansas legislature has
adojurned. Over' hfty bills were
passed, only two of which were of a
general nature. Most of 1 them gave
Kansas counties the right to restore
bridges that had been washed away
by the flood. County commissioners
are authorized to aid flood sufferers
from the county fund to any extent
that seems best to them. To ythe last,
an effort was made to pass a bill ap
propriating money for the relief of suf
ferers, but it was defeated.
Kegroes Join In the Hunt.
East St. Louis, 111., June 27. The
negroes of this city and the American
bottoms will hunt down the assailant
of Miss Florence Bruno (white) and
Annie Green (colored), and will co-operate
with the white posse.
A new effort is being made in Dublin
to revive the old Irish harp, and it ia
mftinjtvWltb, . cojasldijrabie suimor t
A JOLLY FELLOW
What the Constitutional Club
Calls Chamberlain at a Can
vuet in His Honor.
TALK IS ABOUT THE TA2IFF IDEA
Balfour Introduces the Guest of the
Evening, Who Kx plains the
London, Juno 27. The Constitution
al club entertained Colonial Secretary
Chamberlain at luncheon and present
ed him with an address inclosed in
a casket in recognition of his services
to the nation. Premier Balfour made
the presentation speech. Referring to
Chamberlain's fiscal proposals, he said
it would be absolutely folly for the
Conservative-Unionist party to make
opinions on economic questions a test
of party loyalty. The present econo
mic position of the country demanded
the most careful consideration. The
country was In the position of an
aeronaut who kept his balloon in the
air by throwing out sand-bags. That
was a proper curse so long as he
possessed a suffic ient number of sand
bags, but when these were exhausted
It was time to lecousider the position.
British Damon end Pythias.
Chamberlain received a remarkable
ovation when he rose to reply. His
hosts sang "For he's a jolly good fel
low," and cheered Mrs. Chamberlain,
who was among the spectators. The
colonial .secretary opened his remarks
by repudiating the suggestions of per
sonal competition between himself and
Balfour, remarking that he could not
conceive any occurrence that could
shake their political association and
friendship. He desired, on the eve of
a great controVersy, to state publicly
that he believed the leadership of Bal
four was essential to the success of
the Unionist party. If the Unionist
alliance was dissolved or weakened
the "home-rule snake, which is only
scotched and not killed," would como
to the front again.
Money in a Commercial Union.
Turning to the problem occupying
the center of the political field. Cham
berlain declared that the commercial
union of the colonies would be far
more profitable than their political un
ion. It Mas not true that he had
raised the- cry of preferential tariffs
for the-benefit of himself or of the
party, but it was because there was
no other alternative to a man hold
ing his position, and he believed that
only thereby could the empiie be held
Policy of the Ministry Brlered.
In the Inquiry about to occur, he
said, all questions should be argued on
their merits. A policy of retaliation
could be better described as a pol
icy of negotiation. The ministers
would endeavor to break down the
wall of hostile tariffs, and if they
failed in these negotiations' they wou'd
endeavor to retain for their own coun
try the vast possibilities for produc
tion and opportunity for employment,
lack of which was driving British sub
jects to foreign lands.
Weed Something to Bargain With.
Great Britain wanted something
with which to bargain. During a long
business and political career he (Cham
berlain) never had been able to make
a satisfactory deal unless he had some
thing to give as well as to receive.
The time was surely drawing near, he
added. when a decision must bereac hed
on this question, but he was speaking
now for himself alone, and did not ask
any one to commit himself to the r.C
ceptance of his views.
THINKS HE'S THE WHOLE THING
Strange Delusion of a Man Who Has Sud
denly Gone Insane lie Ter
Logansport, Ind.. June ' 27. John
Obringer became suddenly insane and
with a revolver In one hand and a
large knife in the other terrified the
people, driving them Into their places
of buslnessand frightening women and
children. He was finally overpowered
by the police and taken to Jail. Obrin
ger Is laboring under strange halluci
nations. He claims he Is the "whole thing,"
that he created Adam and Eve 1,1)03
years ago. and that he has a number of
persons Imprisoned In a vinegar barrel,
tcgether with a snake. He told Desk
Officer Costello that he wanted to kill
the man who killed his son 1,313 years
Another Crime at Jackson.
Jackson. Ky., June 27. There Is
considerable anxiety over the disap
pearance of (tray Iladdick, who testi
fied to seeing Crawford and Tharp,
teamsters for Hargis, coming away
from Ewen's hotel just before it vyas
burned. Fo'lowing an assauR, and
threats to burn him out guards were
placed around Haddick's house.but the
guards have' been removed and Ilad
dick is missing.
Declines to Leare Illinois.
Joliet, 111., June 27. E. J. Murphy,
warden of the Illinois state peniten
tiary, has refused an appointment as
warden of the new federal prison at
Atlanta, (la. Murphy declined to leave
Illinois, where he was born and reared.
Hand of Mad
COMES FROM PARIS
Which, However, is De
nied by London
Paris, June 27. A Jibutik Abyssin
ia, dispatch says the mad mullah has
destroyed five British nsts between
Burno and Bohotle, Somaliland, and
that 'M British officers' out of 4'2 were
killed and 2. (MM) native soldiers made
Ku eland Denies It.
London, June 27. The war office
has received a telegram from Scanali
land enabling it to contradict the
French report of a British disaster.
For Ills Gracious Welcome to
the American Squadron and
Kiel. June 27. Emperor William
and Prince Ilenrv took breakfast v ith
Admiral Cotton cm the Kearsarge to-
"Washington. June 27. President
Roosevelt has sent the following tele
gram of thanks to Emperor William
in reply to the later's message regard
ing the United States squadron now at
"I thank your majesty for your
gracious welcome to the United States'
squadron and for the complimentary
expressions of your distatch. I had
already received notice from Admiral
Cotton of the kindness shown him and
his squadron by your majesty. I am
deeply impressed by these tokens of
your majesty's f rieiidsiiip anil good will
towards the United States, and I recip
rocate in the heartiest manner the sen
timents which your dirspatch conveys.
THREE OF RACES
Carries Off All the Honors
Poughkocps:.-. N. V., June 27.
'Varsity four-oared nice, two miles:
Cornell lirst in 10 minutes, 34 seconds,
third of a length over Pennsylvania,
second, in 10:35 4-3 seconds; third, Wis
consin; fourth, Columbia. Freshman
races eight-oared, two miles Cornell
lirst, in D minutes, 18 seconds; Syra
cuse, second; Wisconsin, third; Colum
bia, fourth. 'Varsity race, four miles,
eight-oared Cornell first. In 18 min
utes. 57 seconds; Georgetown. ssecond;
Wisconsin, third; Pennsylvania, fourth.
That is the result of tin boat races
here, and second place was taken each
time by' a crew that expected little or
SWEDEN WILL ATTEND
ST. LOUIS EXPOSITION
Stockholm. June 27. Sweden today
otticially accepted the invitation to
participate in the St. Louis , exposi
tion. ROOSEVELT AGAIN AT
OYSTER J3AY HOME
New York, June 27. The train car
rying the president from Washington
to Oyster Bay arrived here at 2 this
afternoon. I i
She Had Weight to .Spare.
St. Joseph. Mich., Juni 27. Mrs
Joseph Ij. Richards, of t le vil.'age of
Buchanan, was taken viol ntly ill three
weeks, ago. Since that lime she has
lost ISO pounds:' Before her Illness,
she weighed COO poundsishe will re
cov ?f . -.
Jolidt's Mayor and Incenses.
Joliet, 111., June 27. Tie right of
Mayor Crolius to issue a f iloon license
when' tho petition received only seven
votes, less than a majority of the coun
cil, is to be tested in the courts. A
warrant was worn out for the arrest
of Frank Keserle, who opened a dram
shop under such a license, lie is
charged with the alleged sale of liquor.
Mayor Crolius will defend his action.
Statement in Which He Roasts
the "Yellow Press of the
- North and East."
HITS THE "WAR CORRESPONDENT"
And Explains That People Are Ask'
ing Too Much of Him as to
Frankfort, Ky., June- 27. Governor
Beckham, in response to a great many
requests, has given out a statement
In reference to Ids position In the
Breathitt comity matter, in which he
says in part: "A great many letters
have come to me in the last few weeks
some from those who are friends,
some from those who are not urging
me to use radical measures in dealing
with the unfortunatetroultle iu Breath
itt county, to declare martial law and
to have trials of the accused by court
martial; to remove judges and other
officials, and in fact to do most any
thing for which there is absolutely no
warrant of law to do upon the part
of the executive.
Newspapers Are Next Hit.
"A number of newspapers In tb-
state some kindly in their feelings to
wards me, others most hostile and bit
ter have come out in heavy editorials,
and said 'It was up to the governor to
do something,' to put a stop to this
lawlessness and crime. None of them,
however, with one honorable excep
tion, ever suggested iu their Infinite
wisdom a plan to the governor as to
what he should do. All seemed to hint
at a declaration of martial law.
Vellow Journals of the North and East."
"I care not one particle for the
Pharisaical censure of those yellow
journals of the north and east, whose
mercenary greed for a saleable rom
ance,, and whose partisan hatred of a
southern neighbor, make them defame
and misrepresent the great and god
people of all Kentucky because one
county out of one hundred and nine
teen within the state has recently been
the scene of certain crimes and viola
tions of the law. It has become a
fashion and a fad witli those papers to
picture In the most lurfd and sensa
tional type a killing In Kentucky, when
the slaughter of an entire family in
their locality is not dignifies! with a
dozen lines. The calling into service
of the entire National Guard of one
the northern states to suppress a strike,
where hundreds may be slain, does not
attract one-half tho notice from those
veracious journals as does the use of
one company of Kentucky militia in
aiding some circuit court In the trial
of a criminal.
Pot Mustn't Call the Kettle niack.
"An illustration of this might be
found in the recent trouble in Breath
itt, where It was difficult to tell wheth
er the war corresjondents or the sol
diers outnumbered, and those ferocious
and unarmed long-distance warriors,
safely guarded against danger to their
valiant persons, breathed forth threat
enings of war and told an eager and
expectant public what a governor, a
judge or a military commander should
do. These outside critics evd not le
considered. When they succeed in
eradicating crime, or at least, reducing
it, in their own states, then we may
give them n?spectful hearing In their
efforts to tell us how to purify Ken
tucky." Doing AU That Can Be Done.
The remainder of the governor's
statement declares he is doing and vill
do all that Is lawful to bring order
and peace to Breathitt county and
that the judges are helping him do it,
but that the remedies urged on him
by the press are mostly such things
as cost Charles I his head and James
II his throne.
Foot-Race Prosecution Dropped.
Springfield, 111., June 27. The vic
tims of the local foot-race syndicate
have decided not to prosecute further.
This Information arrived yesterday in
a letter written to State's Attorney
W. E. Shutt by Attorneys Wickens
and Oslmrn. of Greeusburg, Iud., who
were retained by half a dozen or more
of the victims. The prosecution is
dropped, according to the letter, be
cause" the losers do not wish to spend
any more time or money.
In Communication with a Dead Man.
St. Joseph. Mich.. June 27. Mrs
Sarah Bromwell, the noted Chicago
spiritualistic medium, who achieved a
national reputation several years ago
by trying to earn the $10.0O reward
offeied by the Graham & Morton
Transportation company for the find
ing of the steamer Chleom. Is here for
the summer. She says she has had
constant communication with the spir
it of Captain Edward Stlnes. of the
lost; boat, and is now sure that she
can earn the reward.
Walther CainpHee with the Rule.
Waukegan, 111., June 27. Elected by
his fellow members In the Waukegari
Bachelor's club, of which he Is vice
president, to wed within a year, Chris
tian Walther, a business man of Chi
cago, but a resident here, has complied
with the rules of the organization, mar
rying Miss Fannie Maxwell, of Chica
go. Waltber's election occurred only
a short time ago, according to tho
club's annual. custom. : :..
OCCURS IN IOWA
Fatal Result of Head on Collision
Des Moines, June 27. Twtv men are
dead and five seriously injured as the
result of a head-on collision in the
yards of the Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul here today between an ac
commodation train and a freight.
JOHN KKK'KaO.V, Des Moines.
JAMES HOWARD, brakeu.an. Des
J. W. MOUX1NG. engineer.
Fit Eli SELSOK, fireman.
L .1. PLYX ITE, conductor.
C. W. KOlilXSON, fireman.
F. W. BAIN, brnkeman.
Xo passengers were injured. The
wreck was1 caused by an outboune?
train pulling out without orders un
der the impression that the freight
train had pulled in.
THOMAS WAS RIGHT
AS TO BELLEVILLE
Proof That He Warned the State
Government of What
Springfield. 111., June 27. In a
ppeee-h iu Chicago Rev. Mr. Thomas,
pastor of the A. M. E. church at Belle
ville', said he wrote to Governor Yates
preceding the Belleville lynching, warn
ing the executive of the condition of
affairs existing there. Colonel Oglesby
In his comm.inicatioii denied that a let
ter had been received at the executive
office from Thomas, and demanded a
retraction of the statements made con
cerning Governor Yates.
But the Thomas letter, written June
2 last, has turned up in the attorney
general's office and bears the file mark
of the executive office, together with
the date of its arrival, June 3. That
was tho day preceding the arrival of
President Itoosevelt here, and it is like
ly that the Thomas letter was sent to
the attorney general for an opirion
and forgotten. The letter was found
upon a desk iu the attorney- general's
office, but there was no other commu
nication with it. The original, bearing
the executive file mark, has been pre
served. TRADE IS CONSERVATIVE .
Ho Dennitely Unfavorable Element, bat
Several I'n ertainlfes Appear in
the lluilneii Sitnation.
N?w York, June 27. II. O. Dun &
Co.'s Weekly Review of Trades says:
No definitely unfavorable element is
appare nt in th. business situation, but
there are several uncertainties that en
gendered conservatism. In regarel to
distribution of merchandise the long
period of low temperatuie has cur
tailed trade in dry goods, clothing ai.d
other seasonable lines; stocks have ac
cumulated, and prospects for semi-an
nual inventories are not altogether en.
eouraglng. Railway earnings thus far
available for June surpass last year's
by 10.2 per cent, and exceed thOoO of
1'JOI by 17.4 per cent.
After further moderate concessions
in prices of iron and steel, especially
in pig iron and partly finished shapes.
the market has steadied, and there are
indications that no additional reduc
tions of conseeiuence are probable for
the present. Manufactures of cotton
goods have again advanced quotations
in several lines, notably sheetings. Re-
ductiem is being steadily curtailed.
New lines of light weight woolens
for next spring are still confined to
narrow and low grade goods. Wool is
unchanged and quiet. New England
shoe shops are busy on fall footwear,
with sufficient orders on hand to as
sure activity for some time.
Failures this week were 223 In the
United States, against 200 last year,
and 19 in Canada, compared with. -0 a
1500 YARN WORKERS
TO RETURN TO WORK
Philadelphia, June 27. An impor
tant move in the textile workers"
strike was made today when 1.500
yarn workers decided to return to
work Monday in the carpet and blank
Said to Have Planned a'llobbery.
Chicago. June 27. William Raer,
who is saiel to have planned the rob
bery of the Melrose hotel. Ixs Anjreles.
Cal.. in. which, gems valued at $1..OeiO
were steden, was arrested at his apart
ments iu a downtown hotel here three
hours after his arrival from San Fran
cisco. Two other men, John Engvnal
and Charles IIeinh;in, are already un
der arrest here
They Are Holding the Fort.
Marshallrown, Ia., June 27. Thirty
one bridgemen and surfacers are hold
ing possession of a Northwestern pas
senger coach in this city, where they
were sft out and told to unload. They
refused, saying they would not leave
the car until they were taken to Clar
ence or Clinton, for which place they
have, transportation. ... .
Tragic Result of Domes
tic Troubles in New
FIGHT FOR REVOLVER
Other News of
Sorry Side of
New York, June 27. After a elesper
ate struggle for possession of a re
lver with Lulu Miller, his step
daughter, in the "Hermitage," one of
the finest residences in Wallington,
N. J., William Dessler shot and dan
gerously wounded his wife and theu
shot hinitsldf in the heart, causing in
Went For Reconciliation.
He hael been estranged from his;
wife for a year and went back to
seek a reconciliation.
BRUTAL AM) DASTARDLY.
Mnrder of a Girl by a Miscreant Who 'Then
Attempts to Kill Himself and Falls.
Sherman. Conn.. 'June 27. Angered
over her refusal to marry him. P. II.
Worden. of Cancel. N. Y.. killed Edith
Roscoe, also of tha; town, by cutting
he,- throat. He then attaeked Mrs.
Sherman Roscoe. sister-in-law of Mis
Roscoe, with a hammer, crushing her
skull and inflicting probably fatal in
juries. Worden then attempted to kill
himself by shooting.
The only cai.se assigned for Wor
den's acts is that he was insanely jeal
ous of Miss Roscoe anel killed lie r in a
rage because she declined to marry
him. His attack on Mr. Roscoe is
thought to have been due to Worden's
belief that she had influenced her sis
te.'s action in re-fusing him.
Threats of Lynching Are Common.
Butte, Mont., June 27. At Meade
ville Deputy Sheriff Joseph il. Luzzari
was shot anel killed by Salvator Fran
clshi. Francishi met th; officer in a
saloon, anel without a word drew a gun
and opened tire, emptying his pistol
into Luzzari body. Threats of lynch
ing are common.
Tried to Kill His Tarents.
La Crosse. Wis.. June 27. N. J.
O undersoil, age'd ."2. attempted to kill
his aged father and mother by shott
ing them with a rifle. Neighlors rushed
into the house and .grasped the weapon
In time to prevent the tragedy. He was
examined and declared insane.
DOLLAR HAD BURNED
IN HIS POCKET FOR YEARS
John S. StreejHr, night ticket agent
at 1he Fifth aven station of the
Rock Island, has discovered an hon
est man, one not merely passively
honest, but honest enough to go out
eif his way to do the square thing.
Some vears ago Mr. Streeper was
ticket agent fer the Rock Island reael
in Davenport. The other evening he
was on duty wlen a stranger ap
proached him. and after buying a
ticket looked at him rather narrowly
and inquired if. he had not at one
time been in the Davenport ollice.
Receiving a reply in the affirmative,
the stranger said.: "Do you remem
ber making a. mistake of a dollar ia
giving change once on a time?"
Mr. Streeper could not remember
ef the case and he straightway form
eel a resolve to demur against paying
for any mistake lie might have made
in the long agi. However, his hanel
involuntarily sought his pocket te see
f there was a stray dollar in ease the
stranger shemlel make a good case.
"Well, I'll tell you how it was,"
said the other. "I benight a ticket
from you and hael te hurry to catch
my train. In the confusion you gave
me a dollar teo much. I did net ne
tiee it at once, lut it has been on my
minel ever since, and 1 want to pay it
back with interest." Mr. Streeper
grasped the imitation mahogany desk
before him for suport anel gazed
in dumb aniaement while the honest
stranger shelleel euit a dollar and a
half the half feir interest, which Mr.
Streeper protested against taking
anel walked away with a - Ieiok of
great relief gradually eiverspreadinir
x-nreateoed with Assassination.
Jackson, Ky.. June 27. Judge Cnrd
well, who presides over the city court, ,
here, and who fined two men brought
before him on the charge of firing Ca3,
tain B.-J. Ewen's hotel, hasi
notice of a threat of assassiiess as may
has taken up his reslener.s?Reterec
-He will be guarded 4, Illinois, this UtH