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VOL, LIJI NO. 36
ROCK 18LAHD, IL.L.., MONDAY NOV15MBEK 30 liMKi.
PKICE TWO CENTS.
Butler, Pa., Has 1,550
Cases of Typhoid
BAD WATER IS CAUSE
Outside Physicians are
Called Upon to
Butler, Ta., Nov. 30. Three more
deaths have occurred from typhoid
fever here and Hew cases are being re
ported constantly. One doctor has sixty-five
fever patients and cannot fat
tend to all. Dr. James Grossman has
broken down under the? strain and
has typhoid fever.. Four doctors are
now sick, the others being Drs. M in
ter, Harris and McAdoo. A public
meeting hold in the court house was
highly successful. A total of ?G,20O
was raised Jn less than an hour. Those
doctors and preachers who are best
acquainted with the situation say the
worst is yet to come, and that there
will not be sufficient money to last till
the subsidence of the epidemic, which,
judging from the history of previous
fever scourges, will last until spring.
Will Need $1,000 a Week.
The expenses of the relief committee
will amount to nearly ?1.000 per week.
A general relief committee was se
lected by the meeting to have In charge
all of the arrangenifnt-s during the
epidemic for the care of fever patients
and the families needing assistance
otherwise. This committee is com
posed of leading citizens, with Charles
M. Heinemaii president, the editors of
the Butler papers secretaries. and Thos.
v P. Shufflin treasurer. The ministers
were requested to act as an advisory
committee to serve and report as need
ed. Pollution of the Water Supply.
Since Sept. 17 this townhashadl.r.W)
cases of typhoid feverand twenty-eight
deaths, and new cases continue to de
velop. ; The state board of health in
vestigated tliecauseof the unusual con
ditions and has issued a statement in
whic'i it says that the cause is the
pollution of the water used in the
greater part of the bcrough.
The pollution is clearly traceable to
Thorn Rim dam, the reservoirs of the
Butler "Water company. The loarii
found that the premises surrounding
the farm house from which the fever
drainage was carried into the Thorn
Run reservoir had been thoroughly
ditched so no drainage can now reach
Pittsbnrg Asked for Help.
Mayor Hays has received an appeal
from Butler signed by Dr. R. 15. Green
and Father Carrell asking for nurses
and domestics to help nurse and care
for the many typhoid fever patients
there, who, owing to the epidemic
which prevails, are without adequate
attention. The mayor at once took
steps to call on all hospitals in the city
for doctors and nurses who can be
spared, and through the newspapers
has made a special plea for volun
teer young women to go to Butler as
nurses and laundresses. Today the
mayor will start a inoney subscription
to aid the stricken town. It is under
stood that Governor Fennypacker lias
been privately advised of the necessity
for state aid. i
Vlut of Internal' Kevenne.
Washington. Nov. SO. John W.
Ycrkes, commissioner of internal rev
enue, in his annual report to the sec
retary of the treasury, shows that the
total receipts of his bureau for the
fiscal year ended June 30, 1003. were
$2.:0.740,92.". at a cost of collection of
2.07 per cent.
Tried to Hurry the Fire.
Mount Gilead, Q., Nov. 30. While
pouring coal oil on a slowly burning
lire nn explosion occurred, burlng Mrs.
Frank Lee and her little daughter so
badly that they died shortly after from
their injuries. Another child was also
severely burned, but will recover. .
Drake's Will is Recovered:
Sum of $50,000 to University
Des Moines, la., Nov. 30. The last
will and testament of the late Gen
eral F. M. Drake, ex-governor of Iowa,
has been produced here by the Des
Moines consistory, of which General
Drake was a member. He leaves all
his property to his six children, with
the exception of $r)0,000, which he be
queathes to Drake university, of Des
Moines. The will was made in" 1897,
when General Drake became a mem
ber of the consistory. According to the
rule of the consistory each member
must provide for. his family, and .Gen
DR. NICHOLAS SENH
HAS A CLOSE CALL
Blood Poisoning Through, an Opera
tion Almost Proves
Kansas City, Nov. 30. Dr. Nicholas
Senr, chief surgeon of Rush Medical
college at Chicago, was ill for awhile
at the Coates House in this city, suf-
DB. KICHOLAS SEKN.
fering from an infection of the right
hand. A week ago Wednesday Dr.
Senn performed an operation at Chica
go, a pus case, and it Is supposed the
infection came from this. Soon after
wards Dr. Senn went to Valley Falls,
Kan., to visit his sister, and while he
was there the infection developed. He
hastened to return to Chicago, but as
his hand became much worse he
stopped off in this city for treatment.
At that time the inflammation had
reached the elbow.
Dr. Senn improved so much after
treatment here that he has left for
Chicago, the inflammation now being
confined to the littla finger of the in
TWO PEORIA BANKS
Commercial and German American
Have Combined Capital of
Peoria, HI., Nov. 30. The Commer
cial National bank and the German
American National bank have been
consolidated as a resnit of negotiations
covering several months and contem
plated lor a year. These are two of
the strongest national banks in cen
tral IKinc's, and the. combined capital
now represented will be $r.0XMX)O.
Walter Barker, president of the Com
mercial, is president of the combined
banks; Joseph B. Greenhut, of the German-American,
is first vice president;
John L. Flynn. of the Commercial, sec
ond vice president.
Weston Arnold, cashier of the Gi r
man, will lie cashier of the new bank,
and Elwood Cole, cashier of the Com
mercial, is assistant cashier. Samuel
Woolner, of the German, is a direc
tor of the new bank, representing the
German-American interests. Homer
McCoy, of Donald, McCoy & Co.. Chi
cago, retains his interests. The Com
mercial and German-American are eld
- 1 " I'-
FOR KING OF SERVIA
United States to Take Cognizance
of Peter KarageorgeTitch's
Washing-ton, Nov. 30 The. United
States government has given direc
tions looking to the recognition of
King Peter Karageorgevitch, of Ser
via. Mr. Jackson alreaely has receiv
ed his credentials as minister of the
the United States to Belgrade. It is
said at the state department that it is
merely a question of a short time
when he will present these creden
tials in person at the Servian court.
The fact that Jackson also is minis
ter to Greece and Roumania is said to
account for the delay in establishing
relations with Servia.
Queen Dowwer of Spain III.
Madrid, Nov. :i0. Queen Dowager
Maria Christina is reported to be in
disposed. , .
eral DraCe" went into a smallTOotu and
wrote a will as brief as one could be
The will was witnessed by George
Fairburn, now of Fonda, and R. M. J.
Coleman, secretary of the consistory.
It follows: T will all my possessions,
real and personal, to be equally di
vided among my six children, Millie
D. Shontz, Jennie Sawyer, Eva S.
Goss, F. E. Drake, John A. Drake and
Mary Lord Sturdevant, except Oat
out of my estate, shall be paid ?50,000
to Drake university."
NO TIME IS LOST
Chicago to Expedite the Trial of
the Four Thugs Now Be
hind the Bars.
LLL OF THEM SOON INDICTED
Murder Charge in Every Case ?seid
ermeir Confesses Train Rob
bery to a Captor.
Chicago, Nov. CO. Indictments have
been voted by the grand Jury against
Harvey Van Dein, l'eter Neidermeier
and Emil . lloeski, the three young
bandits who were arrested at the close
of a spectacular man hunt in Indiana.
An indictment was also voted against
Gustave Marx, who murdered Officer
Quinn and was with the others in the
majority of their crimes. Against Van
Dein indictments were voted charging
him with complicity in five murders,
against Neidermeier indictments in con
nection with four murders and against
Marx indictments for four murders.
Roeski- Avill stand trial fur one mur
der. ' '"
Trial Is To Be Expedited.
No cognizance can be taken in Illi
nois of the murder of Brakeman I..
J. Sovea In Indiana, nor of t'A shoot
ing of Detectives Driscoll and Zimmer
in Indiana. It is the intention of
State's Attorney Deneen to bring the
men to a trial as quickly as possible.
It may be necessary to have two trials,
as, although the four nun worked to
gether, it happened that when the
greater crimes were committed one of
the number was absent. Boeski was
not at the robbery of the car barns,
and had no part in the murders com
mitted at U'at time. Marx was alone
when he k.lled Ollicer Quinn and Mas
in jail when the murders were commit
ted in Indiana. Either one of these
two therefore will probably have a
separate trial, unless a general plea of
guilty is made by all four men.
Con f esse a Train Itobbery.
Peter Neidermeier has confessed that
he has been guilty of robbing trains
in addition to his other crimes. He
admitted that he with a single other
man" had held up and robbed a Balti
more and Ohio passenger train near
Miller's Station, Ind., about two years
ago. The robbery was committed near
the siot where the three men were
discovered by the police, and Neider
meier said that the dugout in which he
and his companions were found was
the exact spot in which he and his
partner in the train robbery had hid
before holding up the train.
IWill Not lSetray His Companion.
When captured near Liverpool, Ind.,
Neidermeier, speaking in a low tone to
George Hamilton, one of the men to
whom he had surrendered, asked him
if he would give him a promise. Ham
ilton said he would and Neidermeier
replied: "Well, if you will give my
mother one-half of the reward money
that is hanging over me I will tell you
something." Before he could talk fur
ther the crowd pressed in close and
Neidermeier refused to go on. Later
Hamilton was in the city to give evi
elence against the three men before the
grand jury, and Neidermeier told him
of his part in the robbery of the train.
"None of these other boys were in that
affair," saiel Neidermeier, adding that
his companion was leading an honest
life now and he would not betray him.
CAUGHT ON SHAFT AND
CRUSHED INTO A PULP
Muneie, Ind.. Nov. 30. William
Dollars, 32 years old. unmarriei). who
came here two months age from I.a
tonia, was almost instantly killer! in
the Indiana Wireand Nail mills by Lis
clothing becoming caught in the line
shafting. Dollars was hurled against
the ceiling of the tool room with such
force that his boely was crushed into
a pulp. Every thread of clothing was
stripped from his body.
The accident was witnessed by two
other employes. Dollars was endeavor-
ing to adjust a belt upon a pulley,
the machinery having just ,been put to
motion when the accident occurred. It
is believed he had relatives at Latonia,
although, as he is a stranger here, very
little is known about him. He was
knf wn to be a member of some rail
road workers' nnlon.
Dlfd Willie AVatrliingr a Checker Game.
Sioux City, la.. Nov. 30. Jacob M.
Funk suddenly tlied of heart failure at
Webster City while watching a check
er game. He was 75 years old, and
never was married. He recently pre
sented the Methodists a $2r.000 hospit
al at Webster City, and was widely
known as a philanthropist. His
wealth is estimated at $M)0.000 up
wards. Sudden End to His Career.
Iluntsville, Ala., Nov. 3). Bud Bell,
a cotton mill employe, entered a saloon
here and opened fire on everybody. in
sight, killing one man who cannot be
Identified, and wounding another. Bell
was ghot in the Tiead by the. barkeeper
while in the act of reloading his gun.
He will probably die.
Men Pnt'on Short Time.
.Johnstown, Pa., Nov., 30. A general
order issued by the Cambria Steel com
pany, taking effect today, places (the
single . turn employes on a nine-hour
basis. The order effects I3t000 men.
Startling Admissions are
Made by Condemned
AT GREENBURG, PA.
Many Mysteries in the
South and East
Chicago, Nov. .".0. Chief of Police
O'Xeil stated today that Charles Kru
ger. in jail at Greensburg, Pa., has
confessed to the imirder of Police
men' Pennell and Divine in Chicago.
According to the chief, Krtiger has
also confessed to the murder of 1G
other persons in Kentucky and the
To Elana: .Ian. 1 4.
The prisoner was arrested on the
charge of burglary originally, and
has been sentenced to be hanged .Ian.
Result of Fire at Lutheran Col
lege at Marshalltown,
PROPERTY LOSS IS 825,000
Largest Theatre at
Brooklyn, N. Y.,
Marshalltown, Iowa. Nov. The
main building' of the .1 el I Lutheran
college was destroyed bv tire todav.
The charred remains of IVrt Melang,
of Knndal. Iowa, were found in the
loins. A young man named Peterson,
of Ked Wing, .Minn,, is missing. Sev
eral students had J narrow escapes.
The loss is jri.OOO.i
' Ilia: Theat&e Iturns.
New York. Nov. :0. The Academy
of Music, the largest theatre in
Brooklyn, burned early today. The
building was valued at $2.1t).ti(Mi.
RAILROAD MEN ARE
Coroner's Jury Reports Fixing Blame
fop Wreck at Free-
Bloomington, Nov. :0. The coron
er's" verdict in the l'.ig pour wreck at
Fremont last week, in which 1C men
were killed, holds Conductor A. YV.
Hastings and Engineer 1. (!. Decker,
who were arrested Saturday, crimi
nally liable for the collision, and rec
ommends that they be held to the
grand jury without bail.
ON HIS WAY BACK
Elliott, the Mad Swede, Escapes
From Minnesota Asy
Washington. Nov. U0. Information
has leached the White House that
Peter Elliott, the mad Swede, who
created so violent scene in the ves
tibule of the White House several
weeks ago, has escaied from the asy
lum at St. Paul and is either again in
Washington or enronte to this city.
New York, Nov. 30. Charles Thei
son, who was arrested Thanksgiving
day for writing rambling letters to
President Koosevelt, today was de
clared insane and sent to the Man
hattan state hospital at Islip, L. I.
VICTIM OF WRECK
II. O. Wright Added to List of Dead
From Big Four
Indianapolis, Nov, 30. II. O.Wright,
of Pendleton, Ind., a Purdue studenf
who was injured . in , the Big Four
wreck Oct. 30, died of his injuries to
day. Wright is the 17th man to die as
a res'ilt of the wreck. His back was
MERGING OF LINES
Rock Island System to Consoli
date all Roads in Texas
FORT WORTH HEADQUARTERS
II. 1. Greenongh Superintendent of
Amarllla Division Other
Otiicial announcement has been
made by the Bock Island officials that
the final consolidation of the system
in Texas will take place Dec. 1. Un
der the act consolidating the system
in that state all the different lines
will be known after Dec. 1 as the Chi
cago, Bock Island & Gulf, general
headquarters Fort Worth, to which
place the auditing departments of the
different lines are to be moved.
Dec. 1 the line between Fort Worth
and Dallas will be opened. Under the
consolidation there will be three di
visions, the southern division embrac
ing lines from Dallas to Terral, the
Amarillo division from Amarillo to
Texola and the Mexican division from
Bravo to Texokoma.
S. B. Hovey will continue as vice
president and general superintendent
and have the supervision of the south
ern division. II. 1. (ireenough, for
merly of this city, becomes superin
tendent of the Amarillo division, with
headquarters at Amarillo; If. P. Con
Ion, superintendent of the Mexican
division, with headquarters at D;M
hart; .7. Myers, division freight agent
of the consolidated lines, with head
quarters at Dalhart; J. C. McCabe,
general freight agent, and W. H.
Firth, general passenger agent of the
Personal Conductors Discontinued.
Western railroads tomorrow will
advance the tourist sleeping car rate
from Chicago to the Pacific coast
from $C to $7, and at the same time
they will discontinue the services of
the personal conductor, who came in
to tiie transcontinental service with
the inauguration of the tourist ' car
equipment. The new rate still leaves
a difference of .$7 between the tourist
and 1 he i standard sleeping car rates
on a trip from Chicago to San Fran
cisco or L.os Angeles.
The railroads hold there is no fur
ther use for the third conductor, as
both train and Pullman conductors
are present. Those who have travel
ed across the country on excursions
in charge of a special man will miss
the "personal." He was expected to
answer hundreds of questions con
cerning the territory through which
they were traveling, lind the berths of
the passengers, store away their
lunch baskets, tell them how to use
the cooking stove, mail their letters,
and send their telegrams, and attend
to their baggage and transfers.
The runs of the personal conductor
first were between Chicago and the
Pacific coast, but later reached from
ocean to ocean and back again. A
conductor would leave Boston with a
score or more of passengers and ac
company them to San Francisco or
Los Angeles. During the trip he would
call attention to points of interest and
explain the features of the country.
At Los Angeles he would take the
next train back, resting in Boston a
week before starting on another tour.
The fact, that If. IJ. Cable is making
a tour of inspection of the Kock isl
and System is taken by some of his
friends as conclusive proof that there
is foundation for the rumor that he is
to return to his former oflice as chair
man of the board of directors of the
company Jan. 1. It is held that his
appearance on the road in company
with the officials who are in active
charge of various departments indi
cates that he is familiarizing himself
with present conditions that he may
be ready to deal intelligently with the
road's problems when he returns to
Mr. Cable is accompanied by B. F.
Winchell, third vice president; John
F. Stevens, fourth vice president;
John Sebastian, passenger traffic
manager; J. F. Holden, freight traffic
manager. The party traveled by spe
The elegant new train on the south
western branch of the St. Paul road,
which will be put on in the near fu
ture, will be in Bock Island Dec. 3. on
which date it- will be open to the in
spection of the public. The train will
be new and include everything up-to-date.
No. S, the eastbound fast mail on
the Burlington main line, made an
other record breaking trip recently,
going from Burlington to Chicago, a
distance of 0f miles, in a- net run
ning time of 1JS minutes. The train
was just minutes late when it left
Burlington at 10:53 p. m. It was on
time when it arrived in Chicago, at
2:20 o'o'ock in the morning. Three
stops were made enronte, at Mon
mouth of two minutes and at Mendo
ta of four minutes. This deducted
from the time of 207 minutes leaves
198 for the actual running time of
the train. '
Two DrownerWhlle Skating;.
Spirit Lake, la., Nov. 30. Martin P.
Rector and Clyde Monteith were
drowned in Lake Okoboji while skat
ing. The bodies .were recovered.
IS HIGHLY HONORED
Given a Royal Welcome by King on
Mission to Abys
sinia. Bjlbout'.l, French Somaliland, Nov.
SO. Bobcrt P. Skinner, United Stales
consul at Marseilles, who is going to
Abyssinia to conduct negotiations with
CONSUL GESEBAIi K. P. SKrNKEK.
King fenolik, with his escort reached
Ilarrar, Abyssinia. Abyssinian troops
met the party eight miles outside the
town, and General Ras Makonnen,
with a liody guard of 1,000 men, greet
ed the column when within two miles
of the city.
The new palace was placed at the
disposal of the United States mission.
A camp was established and General
Ras Makonnen was received with mili
tary honors. The scene was extremely
picturesque. The United Statesans met
with unprecedented cordiality. Em
peror Menelik has sent Consul Skhi
ner a message of welcome.
AT STOCK EXHIBIT
There are 5,000 Individual Contest
ants for Prizes
Chicago. Nov. SO. Cattle weighing
over a ton each, hogs weighing half
as much, and sheep with a waist meas
urement beyond the possibilities of an
ordinary tape-line are now proudly rx
hibiiing their comhimd avoirdupois at
the annual fat stock show at the Un
ion stock yards. Everything is on a
large scale larger than ever lu fore in
the history of the International Live
Stock exposition, or, in fact, any other
organization for the exhibition of live
2o fewer than ,".0OO individual con
testants for prizes and some 0,(XH) more
'o be judged by the car load, are al
ready snugly quartered on the grounds,
and several thousands of delayed ex
hibits are en route. The show opened
n Saturday evening.
DECIDES UPON INVESTIGATION
New York. Nov. :;. Formal an
nouncement of the intention of the
Commonwealth Trust company, for
merly the Trust Company of the Re
public, to start an investigation into
to the connection of the company
with the formation and notation of
the United States Shipbuilding com
pany ami to take such action justified
by the result of the investigation as
will tend to clear the name of the
company, was made today by Presi
dent Scarritt,' of the" Commonwealth
TRIAL OF M'GREQOR AND
UPTON BEGUN AT BALTIMORE
-Baltimore, Nov. ,'i0. The trial of
Thomas W. Mctireger and Columbus
Ellsworth Upton, postoffice depart
ment employes charged with conspir
acy to defraud the United States gov
ernment on contracts for mail pouch
es, was begun in the federal court
FOR EMPEROR WILLIAM
Paris, Nov. :0. A rejiort is current
here that Dr. Albert Robin, the dis
tinguished French specialist, has been
called to Potsdam for consultation
with the physicians in attendance on
Girl Killed by Window
Falling Upon, Her Neck
Grand Ledge, Mich., Nov. 30. Annie,
the 12-year-old daughter of Frank
AYelr, was caught In the school bouse
window and strangled to death. There
had been a week's vacation, and the
girl returned to the school house to
get Tier corn lopper, which she had left
there. She fead no key, but knew the
window ito be unlocked. She crawled
in, got the popper and had thrown it
autsitlc and srus about lo.junia out
Thousands of Textile
Workers in East
GET 10 PER CENT LESS
Many of Colorado Min
ers Go Back to
Boston, Nov. ?.(). The wages of
about 32,000 cotton textile operatives
were reduced today. Today's addi
tion brings the total number in New
England who have had their pay cut
down this fall to about 64.0(H). Thej
factories average 10 per cent. Re
ports from the Mull district indicate
the new schedules were received with
out any serious protest on the part
of the operatives.
Miner Keturn to Work.
Denver, Nov. ?,(). Nearly two-thirds
of the 2.000 miners in northern Col
orado coal fields resumed work today.
Hopes are entertained that the con
ference of union officials Wednesday
will lead to a settlement of the strike
in the southern fields.
Women Mob Strike Breakers.
Denver, Col.. Nov. 30. A mob of 200
women attacked a score of strike
breakers who were returning front
the Clobe smelter with an armed
guard Saturday night, badly beat the
men and the members of The guard,
and were only put to tlight by police
One policeman was blinded by hav
ing a quantity of red pepjer thrown
in his eyes, and the armed guard of
the strike breakers was treated the
worst of all.
When the police came to the rescue
the viragos tied in all directions, many
hiding under houses and barns. About
forty were dragged out and arrested.
At midnight the house of Robert A.
Yallatt was dynamited, supposedly by
strikers, who have returned to 1 ho
smelter district from the sugar beet
harvest and are said to be resorting
to intimidation to drive off the men
who took their places. Yallatt is a,
machinist and has been employed by
the (ilobe smelter for 14 years, lie
refused to go out with the unskilled
laborers w hen the strike was called
last summer, but he thought he would
not be molested. The front of his
house was badly damaged and a great
excavation made in the front yard by
DESTROYED BY FiRE
Accidents Similar to That in Whicli
Many Lives Were
Paris. Nov. .'to. There were two ac
cidents on the Metropolitan Electric;
underground railway today somewhat
similar to the great catastrophe of
Aug. 10, but there was no loss of life.
In each case a car burned between
stations, causing passengers to seek
for escape along the tracks.
VITAL RULING IN
LAWS OF DIVORCE
Iowa Jadgt' Decision Affects De;r' eg
Granted in South
Des Moines, Nov. :)(). .Judge Howe,
of the district court, today held a de
cree granted under the Dakota di
vorce statutes, if it is proven a non
resident litigant resides there merely
for the purpose of securing the di
vorce, it is null and void.
nerself'whTb. the saslifell on tier neck
and killed her.
A 4-year-old sister of the girl was
waiting outside, playing about the
building, but did not realize any trou
ble. Some "people passing in the road
saw the girl hanging in the window,
and went to her assist her, but too late.
She had been dead some time. The
family live three and one-half mile;)
southeast of Grand Ledge.