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VOI. LIJI NO, 55
ROCK ISIiAjND, IL.L,., TUESDAY. 22, 1903.
PEICE TWO CEKTS.
European Countries Give
Say it is Best to Make
Peace With United
Washington, Dec. 22. Diplomatic
pressure will be brought to bear upon
Colombia by several European jwwers
to prevent war between that country
and the United States. The first 4op
m this direction already has been taken
by several foreign powers through
their representatives here, who have
informed. General Rafael Reyes of the
futility of any attempt by Colombia
to retake Panama, declaring that it
will result only in precipitating the
Bogota government into war with the
I'nited States, and have -aid to him
Ihat the result of such a catastrophe
Colombia herself must realize.
No Sympathy from Kurope.
If this is not sufficient the repre
sentatives of these countries at Bogota
will be instructed to inform President
Marroquin that Colombia can expect
no symirathy from the European pow
ers in any move she may make on
Panama, which would inevitably in
volve her in war with the I'nited
States. The members of the diplomat
ic corps have been informed by '(Jen
era I Reyes himself that he fears he
can with difficulty cheek his people
What Gen. Reyes Is Fearing;.
General Reyes is not talking for pub
lication, but to several European am
bassadors 'he has confided his fears
with frankness, and has said that he
N doing everything in his power to
prevent an outbreak before the conclu
sion of his missiont. but that although
his influence with the armv is cousid-
erable he Is so far away tltat it is dif
ficult for him to make this felt as
strongly as if he were on the ground,
and in command. Diplomats whom
General Reyes has approached on the
subject say that what he most fears is
the result of the announcement at Bo
gota of the failure of his mission.
No Reference to The Hague.
Realization of the true situation, it
is said, will not prevent General Reyes
from calling on the United States for a
reference to The Hagtu of several of
the questions at issue. It is on this
point that European diplomats have
told General Reyes that it is expecting
too much to expect this government to
submit any phase of the Panama mat
ter to The Hague. Several ambassa
dors have earnestly advised the gener
al to impress on his people the fact
that Europe wants the isthmian canal,
and that Colombia can expect no sym
pathy from that quarter.
Colombians on the Isle of Pines.
It is said here to be unlikely that
our naval commanders in isthmian wat
ers will go to the extent of dislodg
ing the Colombian troops which have
landed on the Island of Pines. On this
point, however, the police of the gov
ernment has not been definitely de
cided. A dispatch from Colon says
the Colombians have landed Kio men
on that island, which Is claimed as
part of Panama.
MOTHER OF GOV. CUMMINS
OF IOWA CALLED TO BEST
Des Moines, Dec. 22. Mrs. T. J.
Cummins, mother cf Gov. Cummins,
died of pneumonia today. The gov
ernor was at the bedside at. the last
moment. He had been with her con
stantly since his arrival fioni Boston
a week ago.
. Mn Out of Work at .loliet.
.Toiiet. III.. Dec. 22. The suspen
sion of work at the Illinois Steel com
pany's plant here will be practically
complete' by the end of the week. The
converter and billet mills, employing
l.OfiO ineiK have dosed down. Officials
here assign no cause for the shut
down; neither can they estimate the
duration of the suspension.
He Hr1 Nothing to I.lve For.
Des Moines5. Ia.. Dec. 22. Joseph
Orquist. of Sioux Rapids, la., was re
fused admission at two publIchopitals
here because he could not deposit $7."
to guarantee payment of expenses, and
later he hanged himself in a hotel.
Orquist told the hotel clerk he had
notliiug to live for, as he was slowly
dying from consumption.
Death of a Wiawoiisiu Pioneer.
LaCrosse. Wis., Dec. 22. Mrs. Mar
tha A. Forbes, the first white woman
Iorn In western; Wisconsin, is dead,
a zed 71. She was a native of Iowa
Peculiar Finding of en
Mount Carmel, III., Dec. 22. Al
though it was brought to the atten
tion of the coroner's jury that the
man probably was several hundred
miles away, James Reinsmith was
pronounced guilty of the willful mur
der of aged Mrs. Elizabeth Lacey. The
woman was assassinated Sunday night
in her home, seven miles from this
city. The murderer fired through a
window, killing her instantly. Then
he escaped, the froen ground leaving
no trail that the pursuers might fol
PAPERS SHOULD HAVE
Counsel in Shipbuilding Case Exer
cised Over Publishing of
New York. Dec. 22. The hearing in
the I'nited States Shipbuilding receiv
ership proceedings was postponed to
day until tomorrow because of the
illness of Counsel Untermeyer. of the
suing bondholders. Before the exam
iner announced adjournment Guthrie.
counsel for Schwab and others, made
a statement regarding the publication
in the morning papers of letters and
telegrams that passed between the
linn and Alexander & Green regard
ing the French underwriters.
He stated they were private com
munications and said the person guil-
tv of causing their publication was
uilty of gross contempt of court.
Wc.IIman, associate counsel with Un
termeyer, declared the letters and tel
egrams were published without the
knowledge f either himself or Unter
meyer. ami it was finally agreed the
counsel on both sides would use every
effort to learn who gave out the com
DEITRICH S COUNSEL
Tells Why Nebraska Senator Refused
to Commit Him
self. Omaha. Dee. 22. General John C.
Cowin. counsel for Senator Dietrich,
believes the senator's pleading before
the federal court to indictments re
cently returned against him, is mis
understood, and makes the following
explanation: "The report that Senator
Dietrich has declined to plead to the
indictment charging him with receiv
ing money to secure the appointment
of Jacob Fisher as postmaster at
Hastings is misleading.
"This is the indictment to which Sen
ator Dietrich pleaded not guilt, and
the indictment that he insisted upon
being tried for. The senator declined
to plead to fhe conspiracy Indictment
for the reason that Fisher interposes
a demurrer: that the indictment
charges no offense. The entire transac
tion can be brought out in the trial of
the indictment charging Dietrich with
receiving money for jtostoffice appoint
ments and that is what we want."
WAS MADE TO AGREE
Insane Man Entered Otlice and
Lincoln. Neb., Dec. 22. Clayton -S.
Dexter, an escaped insane inmate of
the Grand Island soldiers home, arm
ed with a huge paper knife, succeeded
in getting into Gov. Mickey's private
office today. Brandishing the weapon
he declared Senator Deitrich. now un
der indictment for bribery, innocent,
and compelled the governor to express
the same view. The governor was
agreeing to everything the insane man
declared, when the capitol employes
rushed in, overpowered the man and
took him away.
FALL 0i:' A PROFESSOR
Arrested for Frauil in Connection with the
Failure of a Company in
Berlin. Dec. 22. Dr. Moritz Meyer,
formerly professor of political economy
at the Technical University of Char
lottenburg, and a writer of repute on
financial subjects, lsas leen arrest
ed on the charge of fraud In connec
tion with the failure of the Treber
Trackmung (grain drying company)
bank at Cassel. in July, lOOl.
His wife, a former actress, has also
been arrested. Dr. Meyer is accused
with a banker named Hugo Loewey of
assisting the Treber-Traucknung di
dectors in deceiving' -tire public by ma
nipulating the newspapers..
General Reduction of TjTaffefc
Pittsburg, Dec. 22. S,omotncIal In
formation, is given out thjit a general
reduction iu wages is to be innrje at all
Hon-union iron and steel plants in the
country that will average about 10
per cent, - ' -
low. Iteinsmitu, who is divorced from
Mrs. Lacey's daughter, it is claimed,
has been in Oxford, Kan., for the last
three -weeks. Dispatches from that
place ottered the coroner disclose this.
After deliberation, the jury brought
in the following verdict:
"We, the coroner's jury, find the
death of Mrs. Elizabeth Lacey was
caused by a person or persons un
known, but circumstantial evidence is
such that we find James Reinsmith
guilty of willful .murder."
JACK THE RIPPER
One of That Species Caught
Almost Red-Handed from
KILLED AND CTJTiTJP A WOMAN
Left Incriminating Evidence Behind
Iliiu, and Has Been Full'
New York, Dec 22. By the arrest
of Enr.l Totterman. a Swedish sailor,
the police believe that they have cleared
up the mystery of the murder of Sarah
Martin, whose mutilated lmdy was
found in Kelly's hotel, a low sailors'
resort on the Fast river front. The
arrest, which was made in the Sail
ors' union headquarters, followed in
formation received from detectives
who were sent" to Bridgeport. Conn.,
to follow up a clue furnished by a pur
chase check of Meigs. & Co.. of Bridge
port, for a pair of shoes and a sweat
er, which latter was found in the room
in which the crime was committed.
Things That the Mnrderer Overlooked.
On the wrapper of a parcel left in
th room by the murderer was writ
ten in pencil the name of "Fred C.
Bclano." and underneath the name "K.
Totterman." The detectives reported
from Bridgeport that theschooner Fred
C. Bclano was lying at that port, and
that a sailor named Totterman had
been discharged from her on Saturday.
They also obtained n good description
of the man who on Saturday pur
chased the shoes and sweater from
Meigs & Co.
Identified as ttie Mitn Wanted.
Furnished with this description de
tectives in this city picked out Tot
terman from among a crowd of sea
men at the Sailors union. When
searched there was found on liim a
sailor's clasp knife the blade of which
npieared to bear blood stains. At po
lice headquarters the prisoner was ful
ly Identified by James Kelly, the pro
prietor of the hotel, his wife, and oth
er persons, as the man who on Satur
day night accompanied Ihe Martin
woman to the room in which her body
was found. Totterman declared that
he had never been at the hotel, al
though he admitted that he had come
from Bridgeport on Saturday. He also
denied having purchased there the shoes
Salesmen Clinch the Ident Miration.
After undergoing a long examina
tion by Inspector McClusky and As
sistant District Attornpy Garvin he
was arraigned in the police court and
remanded on the technical charge of
being a "suspicious character" to po
lice headquarters. letter Louis Bald
win and Parker T. Silvoruaif, sales
men for Meigs & Co.", fully identified
Totterman as the man who bought the
shoes and sweater.
Hauna Is Much Ketter.
New York,. Dec. 22. Senator Han
na, who has been ill at the Waldorf
Astoria since Saturday with an attack,
of grippe, is greatly imyi-ovtU.
BROCKWAY WILL BE FRJEE
Serves Seven Years Rather Than Reveal Hiding Place of Stolen Gov
ernment, Plate Bribes Do Not Tempt Him.
Trenton, N. .1.." Dec. 21. Past three
score years and ten. for more than
half a century regarded by the police
as one of the cleverest counterfeiters
in the world, and for seven success
fully resisting the secret service of
ficials in their efforts to wring from
him the knowledge of his latest crime,
William E. Brockway, .tomorrow will
complete a ten years' sentence at New
Jersey state prison.
lie will then be at liberty if he pays
a $1,000 fine. If he does not pay it he
will stand commit ted f or an indefi
nite, period Unless he avails himself
of the poor co'nvicts law.
Brockway has actually served little
more than seven years'in prison. He
was sentenced in ISO.j on the charge
of having uttered a $10O bill and a $500
United States bill, and a $100 note on
the Bank of Montreal. He was arrest
ed with Dr. Adolph Smith. I.ibbie
Smith and others. Dr. Smith died be
fore being-brought to -trial, and the
others, were imprisoned" for varying
Secret service men and experts de
clared that the $.".00 bill which brought
about the conviction of Brockway and
his', associates hatl been struck from
a genuine plate stolen from the gov
Boiler Blows Up at St.
OTHERS ARE MISSING
Twelve Leap to Escape
From Fire in
St. bonis. Dec. 22. A battery of sev
en boilers in the power iioiise of the
St. Louis Transit company, at Jeffer
son and tieyer avenues, exploded last
nighO killing five employes, injuring
several others and wrecking the build
ing;. The boilers let. go unexpectedly,
the brick walls fell outward ami the
heavy truss roof dro;jed, covering
the debris in which almost twenty
employes were imprisoned.
JOHN" DIXON, colore.!, fireman.
WILLIAM WATSON, steamfitter.
JKSS1-: THOMAS, colored, fireman.
I'liANK STKHLK, colored.
LOUIS BARBFR. colored, fireman.
The ruins are being searched today
for additional victims, is a number of
employes are still mi.-iing. The com
pany's loss will amount to $7.".O00.
Fire in Hotel.
Menominee. Mich., l)c. 22. Fire to
day caused 12 persons! to jump from
second story windows' at the Travel
ers hotel. The Rith, a guest. James
l'.calty. was found dead in the ruins.
Wilfred Barney. Josepli Yorachek and
Fred Jenski are seriously injured. The
loss is small.
A DAMAGE SUIT
Pupils Who Ducked Her in Lake
Asked to Pay
Sullivan. Ind., Dec. 22 Miss Ftiino
Sinclair has filed suit for -SIohim n.un
nges against Floyd tDeckard. Anna
Deckard. Gertrude Mi Clolland. Jesse
McClelland. Pearl P;frks and Kate
Parks. She con: plains
ants on the Sth day of
with force and arms
'that the defend-
plaintiff and overpowered ht
her hands together wijh ropt
her to the rail and placed her in an icy
Miss Sinclair is a school teacher. Be
fore the school closed several weeks
ago for the holidays1 Miss Sinclair
promised her pupils a.-"treat." Her re
fusal to tell them what would be the
nature of the "treat'" is said to have
caused the acts of wljich they are ac
cused. MRS. ROGERS IS GUILTY:
DEATH WILL BE PENALTY
Bennington. Yt.. Dec. 22. Mrs. Mary
A. Rogers was today found guilt v of
killing her husband. Marcus II. Rog
ers, a year ago. The verdict carries
the death penalty.
ernment. For the recovery of the
plate or absolute knowledge that it
was destroyed, the government has
ever since been tempting Brockway
with bribes of freedom and other re
ward and also seeking to trap him in
to some betrayal of the secret. He
has refused all overtures and has re
sisted every schemed to wrest the
knowledge f mm " hit. The govern
ment also has spent liousan1!s of dol
lars digging for the plate in the sands
of Long Island, where it was believed
it was hidden at the time of the dis
covery of the counterfeiter's fraudu
lent publication of the valuable die.
At the time of the trial Brockway
was told that the indictment would
be nolle prossed if he would tell the
whereabouts cf the, plate. . He re
fused. He was again appealed to af
ter he had been in prison a few
months, and again he refused.
When Dr. Clark, of 'Chicago, was
convicted oti a charge of counterfeit
ing in this state, an arrangement was
made with the government whereby
he was to gain the .confidence of
Brockway and learn the secret of the
missing plate. lie was assigned to
the same cell in the prison and for
two vears he tried in vain to get
Washington. Bee. 22. Senator War
ren of Wyoming;, u member of the sen
ate committee on military affairs,
says President Uoosevelt had said that
even if Gen. Wood's nomination as ma
jor general were confirmed he would
not again promote him while he was
president, and therefore Gen. Wood
would not command the army during
the time Mr. Boosevelt was in office.
This is an important statement in
FEAT IN SURGERY
Sioux City Doctor Successful-
FIRST INSTANCE ON RECORD
Portion of Third Cervical Vertebrae
Removed and Re
placed. Sioux City. la.. Dec. 22. An opera
tion having no parallel in the surgical
world was performed at St. Joseph's
hospital by Dr. William Jepson. who
has the chair of surgery at the State
University. John Xorstrom. of Dan
bury. Conn., fell from a load of hay,
striking on his head and breaking his
neck. He has been almost paralyzed
for weeks, and Dr. Jepson decided to
operate on his" broken .nexk.
Itone Taken Oat and Replaced.
Accordingly a portion of the third
cervical vertebrae was removed, the
falsi growth of tissue was cleaned
out. and the bone replaced. The patitnt
is doing well, with every prospect of
recovery. Operations have bet n per
formed for the relief of a dislocation
of the lumbar vertebrae, but no case
is known in which the cervical ver
tebrae, situated so near the medulla
oblongata, the seat 'of the vital hodily
funetions. was successfully removed
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NOTIFIES OF A REDUCTION
Houghton. Mich.. Dec. 22. The
wages of all the iron mine employes of
the Oliver Mining company, which is
the iron ore end of the steel trust, will
be reduced on Jan. 1. The amount
of the reduction will probably range
from Id to 17 per cent., being the least
on the lowest paid labor. The gener
al officers of the company and the su
perintendent and the leading local offi
cials of the various ranges have al
ready had their salaries reduced from
2 to :;o per cent.
CUBANS ASE COMPLAISANT
:eaily to Ciive I' l'retty Much .njtliiu-j
AVe Want on the Isle of
."Washington. Die. 22. Squics. I'nit
ed States minister to Cuba, has arrived
in Washington and reports to Acting
Secretary of State Lo nnis that the Cu
ban government practically had ac
cepted all the suggestions the state de-
I (l 1 I 1J1 Vll I litlll JMU 1U11U n I i i j
Isle of Pines, namely, the establish.
ment of schools, provision tor a mod?
tied form of judicial proceedings. if t
the oicnin of a port for the conven
ience of American settlers on tin isl
and. It practically has been decided that
these undertakings need not lead to
the amendment of the pending Isle of
Pines treaty, but can be given effect
by reduction to the form of diplomat
ic notes to be exchan gable between the
United States and Cuba.
Brockway to disclose the hiding place
of the much wanted east.
When Philip Ganxcr. said to, be
Brockway's agent in passing counter
feits, was arrested and sent to prison,
he too. was promised freedom if he
could get the information. He also
failed, as did a government detec
tive, disguised as a criminal for two
vears and a former detective con
victed of crime and promised pardon if
he could get the secret.
The former detective once declared
Brockway had told him the story,
but he was not believed, because he
would not disclose his information
when h's pardon was firt placed in
Brockway had been a counterfeiter
since ts."o. He studied chemistry at
Yale and is an expert elect rotyper
and engraver. He can make counter
feits so cleverly as to deceive the most
expert. He was first arrested in
Brooklyn for forging a Ciiiteif States
In n l for $20.ooo. and a treasury cer
tificate for $10,000. A sentence of :$
years was passed, but he was pardon
ed two years later. Be wsis arrested
later for forging a Morris and Kssex
railroad lond for a large sum and for
other crimes of a similar nature.
view of the fact that one of the chief
reasons for imposition to Gen. Wood
has been that if he were made a ma
jor general now he would in the or
der of seniority become the senior
major general in 1009. and would, if
promoted, be the lieutenant general
of the army and chief of staff until
1924. or for 15 years. This statement
of the president means that Frederick
D. Grant probably will command the
armv in 1909.
RAN DISTILLERY IN
Arrests Made at Columbus Labora
tories at Chi
cago. Chicago, Dec. 22. Charged with op
erating in the center of fashionable
shopping districts of Chicago a distil
lery contrary to government regula
tions, five officers and instructors of
Columbus laboratories were today ar
retted by a I'nited States marshal.
One cf the five prisoners was I'nited
States Commissioner Solomon. The
arrests were made on complaint of
I'nited States Revenue Agent Nutt.the
principal charge being "displaying; the
sign of a distiller and making a mash
fit for distilling in places other than
a duly authorized distillery." Those
arrested were Charles Norton, prac
tical distiller: Rectifier J. A. Westner,
Chemist A. Gehrmann. Bacteriologist
W. A. Kvans. M. D.. and A. I). Solomon.
I'nited States couimissirner and lec
turer iu the laboratories.
But it is in Small Doses for Authors
of Kisheneff Mas
sacre. KisLencff. Bcssaiabia. Dec. 22.
Two Russians named G'netsbin and
Marosjeik, who have been on trial
charged with murder as the authors of
the massacre of Jews here last spring,
have been sentenced to seven and five
years penal servitude, respectively.
Twenty-two other persons charged
with being involved in the massacre
were sentenced to periods rangingfrom
one to two years each. One person was
-sentenced to six months imprisonment
and twelve weae acquitted, while forty-eight
civil actions brought against
the accused were dismissed. The costs
cf the prosecution must be paid by the
SILENT filAN TAKES
LEAVE OF HOSPITAL
Party Suspected of Being in Plot
Against the Rock Island
Des Moines. Dec. 22. The unknown
"silent" man shot by Rock Island de
fectives at Karlham. brought here on
Mispicion of sending an anonymous
threatening letter to Rock Island offi
cials a few weeks ago. .has made his
escape from the hospital. During the
tlree weeks of his confinement he re
fused to. speak a word, although sub
jected to the most rigid sweating
processes. Rock Island officials be
lieve he is a member of the dynamite
gang which has terrorized so many
railroads in past months.
SCARED AWAY BY
Bank Itobbers Deprived of a Itlch
Haul at Anchor,
Bloomingt on. Dec. 22. The gang of
safe blowers that has been robbing
central Illinois banks, exploded by
dynamite and wrecked the bank tit
Anchor last night.. Just as $10,000
was exposed telephone bells in the of
fice commenced to ring and frightened
away the men. They seen red but lit
tle plunder. The robbers cut all the
telephone wires lending out of town
to prevent communication with out
side cit ies.
Striker I'ursno a Non-t'nion Man.
Sunnyslde. Utah, Dec '2'2. A riot
occurred here.tTie result of thirty strik
ing miners going to the home of a non
union miner and ordering him to quite
work. T "pen his refusal ihe strikers
attempted to seize him. but the man
ran, pursued by the strikers and final
ly was rescued by the company guard;.
(ireat Town, for Widow.
Brighton. Mich.. Dec. 22. This is a
town of widows. Out of 700 people
there are sixty-seven women whose
husbands have died and who have nev
er remarried. For over forty years
the widow of Colonel John Gilluly has
mourned the death of her husband.
France and England
ST. PETERSBURG CALM
No Crisis Anticipated
Paris-. Dec. 22. Confirmation was
obtained from official sources today
of the reports that Foreign Secretary
I.ansdowne and Foreign Minister Del
cas.e have within the last few days
made str ng- representations at Tokio
with a view of averting a crisis be
tween Russia and Japan. There is rea
son to believe these representations,
coming at a critical moment, when
.Japan's reply was being handed to the
Russian minister, exercised a power
fully restraining intlueiice.
This is especially true of I.ansdowne.
owing to (ireat Britain being an ally
of Japan. The terms of the Japanese
answer are net vet known here, but
owing to the action taken by (ireat
Britain and France, officials here are
confident her answer permits of a con
tinuance .f diplomatic negotiations
towards securing common grounds for
No Immediate Alarm.
Berlin. Dec. '22. War in the Far
Fast is regarded in official quarters
here as improbable for several weeks
for the reason that Japan will con
tinue to negotiate, anil Russia's pol
icy i understood to be simply to "sit
tight and hold on;" to make no spe
cific promises concerning the terri
tories in dispute, and to meet an at
tack, if Japan will be satisfied with
Jap May l ike It or Lump It.
Russia will let nothing go. Japan
must be content with that or fight.
This attitude, it .is believed, is ajj
proved by tlie czar, who is not willing
that Russia should take the aggres
ivo. The czar's advisers are convinced
that (Jreat Britain will not be involved.
Situation Continue Otiite (Irarr.
London. Dec. ''. The Japanese lega
tion here had been advised that the
reply of Japan to the latest Russian
note would be transmitted yesterday.
The legation later communicated the
details of the reply to the British for
eign office, but informed the Associated
Press that it was not permitted to
divulge the details. The legation ad
mitted that in general terms the As
sociated Press' dispatch from Tokio
covered the situation, which a legation
official characterized as being quite
grave." but or.e frcm which no decisive
developments could be expected imme
diately. Fram e Not to Take a Hand.
Paris. Dec. 22. An authoritative de
nial is given of the reports from Pe
king that the French minister there
has notified China that if she allied
herself with Japan pending a settle
ment of the Japanese-Russian i-ontro-versy
France would advance in south
ern Chv'na. It is said in this connec
tion that France has not taken any
steps whatever in the matter and is
not contemplating action in the event
of a rupture between Japan and Rus
sia. On the contrary, the official view;
is that Fraiu-e and (ireat Biitain are
not likely to iecoine involved and that
liussia and Japan will be left to settle
!!uia Continues Hopeful.
St. Petersburg. Dec. 22. Officials of
the foreign office do not share the pes
simistic feeling now general regarding
the situation in the Far Fast. Thcy
say there is no reason to despair of
a peaceful settlement.
ACCEPTS TERMS OF
Chicago Undertaker Gains Perm I vi
sion to Hold "Union Label"
Chicago. Dec. 22. While arbitra
tion of their grievance is being dis
cussed by the livery drivers union, to
day news was received of the first
"union lalwd funeral" since the strike
began. The funeral was arranged by
I'ndertaKer Marks, the body of the
decedent being removed in th- "dead"'
wagon bearing a placard proclaiming
the vehicle to be owned by an under
taker paying the union scale. It wast
also the first funeral in which car
riages were supplied to mourners.
There were six carriages labeled like
the improvised hearse. j