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VOL. L.JJI. NO. 3.
BOCK ISIAjND, EL Li., TUESDAY, JiUS UaUY 5, ia04,
PKICB TWO CENTS.
Accused Senator Makes
Point Against the
HARRIS, GATES & CO. IS
TO CLOSE PARTNERSHIP
CLEVELAND WOULD WIN
Brings His Name Before Prominent Democrats at Ban
qiet Hill Scores Roosevelt Message FromBryan.
Concern Has Negotiated Some of the Lsxrgest Deetls in
Recent Yea.rs Surprise in Financial Circles.
RICHARD OLNEY THINKS
Widely Varying War Re-
ports From West
' and East.
TECHNICAL IN NATURE
But Frees Him From
Omaha, Neb., .Tan. .1. A k-gril brit
tle prefaced tli- trial iti the federal
court of tti- I'nited Stabs- Senator
Deitrieh, rr'l yvith alleged coi.
piracy with J.icog iFslur. xst master
tpiraey with Jacob Fisher. ostmaster
at Hastings. Nob., to violate th" slat
ute against bribery, and also with 1 1 1
direct vllation of that law, in whii 'i
counsel for S-nator Dietricli scond
the firM victory. This point w.-s on a
demurrer filed ly -i i 1 I'mvin to
the indictment, attacking its snffi.
icticy and alleging that it would liav
the effect of i !:: - ri the senator oi
trial twice on the same charge. Tb.s
toint wan latterly contested ly opM.s
ing counsel. Assista nt District Attor
ney Kuh. arguing for tin- government.
Killed .Kint the iiTmii-nt.
After two hours' consideration .lu'lg;e
Van I levanter annoum i-d for the court
that the demurrer was swsta hied. In
his opinion Judge Van Devanfcr said:
"We have considered the demurrer to
tin- indictment in tlii- rase, I'nited
State- vs. Charles H. Iietrirh ami Ja
cob Fisher, wherein it i- attempted t
charge a colisiptaey Utldcr section ." 4i
of the reviei statutis of the I'nited
States. The conspiracy charged is
that tin- defendants -onsiirei) ami
agreed to violate sertioii 1 T- 1 of the
I visel statutes of tin- l'nitel States,
in that Dietrich, a senator in congress,
agreed with Fisher to receive from the
latter for assisting the latter to
fcecuro the otlire of pn-1 ma st or at Hast
ings. Neb., anil that Fisher agreed t' ;
give I rirh said sum of 5 1 .: for
At Viewed lr (lie Jililgrt.
"The indictment is challenged 1y a
demurrer iiuwi the ground that agree-,
lug to receive a bribe anil agreeing to
give dill' nmler such circumstances are
acts siM'cilica llv prohibited bv
17S1. and that therefore s, h an aUTee-
ment i- taken out of and excepted ,
from tlie general sei tion r.p. Tf sec-!
tion ITS! was in terms loui'mcd to pro
hibiting the receipt of smh a bilbo
by 8 member of r..r rc-s and tlie ;;i--ins
of such a bribe by an applicant
for oilier, or other person, then we
would be of the opinion tli.it the indict
ment In cha mine n consip: acy or agree
ment to do that which is prohibit !
would rharue an offense punishable by
section rHi: but since ec'ion 1TS1 in
tej ms prohibits an agreement to ,ic
rotit or cive such a bride, as well as
tlie jieccptanec or payment thereof, wo
are of the opinion that such an airroo
ment betweni tlie hrie taker and trie
brile civr cannot te lnnde the sulv
ject of a prosecution tor conspiracy
under section .".Ho. but must be dealt
with by separate prosecutions under
Wlirrt" the Krrnr ( oiiir In.
"Our view is. therefore, that this in
dictmet'.t does rot chiir.Le an offense
under sit-tion ."VHii. but (Pes iu terms
rharue ldetrich with the offense of
nirrreins to recrivo. and Fisher with
the offense of arroeiii;r to t:ive. the
bribe nametl. each of which is. without
more, a distinct otTeiix under section
171. It is also our low that these
two distinct offenses against scparnte
lefenlants cannot be embodied In ore
ftu! ctmcnt. The indictmei t thus Im
properly joins two distinct offenses by
two sepatate Individuals. whiihsliouM
be prose uted separately."
(loti t'onsitlrrrtl aa Prrertlrnt.
Tli:s derision, which is i nsider(-d
nit imrtant one. is held to 1 e n pn
eebiot in th matter of it'diciments in
eoiif-piracy cases. Itlrffect theopin'otl
Is that the law is nt fault hi provid
ing, in addition to the actual takitv
ajul K-vin.s of hr:tH'. an ".ii:r.-cniciit"'
to take ami uie brills.
Knock Out the .if riiim-nt'. Cht.
Ill rffe-t the rulinu on the ii. murrer
by J ml ne Van pevanter quashes the
iiMlictinent atainst Sei.ator I:etrich
(Farulnc -onspira-y. It was on this
indictment that the uovonmioid had
prepared itsdf for trial, and to testify
in whhh a lare number of witness.-
li.id bin subiHieiuutl and were pres
ent in the city.
l'nt Thousand Icn t iVorL.
Pittsbrrc Jan. The Pdack I!a
nionil Sted rtunpany mills of ti;e
t'rm ibleSttnd ounpany of America lis
resumed Aork in neatly all depart
ments after a shut-down in many de
partment; of tivo -mouths. The re
Mimption will jrive work to men
who have ben hlle .inie the latter
Daxt .of , the .suui Uii"- .
New York, .fan. .". At the dinn-e-r in
honor of Mayor (ieurif 15. MeCIellan
lat night David! Pennett Hill made a
vigorous attack fin the reul!ican na
tional administration. esweially re
garding its attilnde on the Panama
Kit-hard Oh.ev. after out lining vv hat
In r ti s-i ' red the ilal principles
which should le adoiriittil in the ii
proachiug campaign, unhesitatingly
name- i.i'-vcr I leveland a his meal
candidate to lead tlie democratic
party to victory.
D' lie ":ia I s of prominence from the
city, state and nation were assembled
at Sherry's, and ex-Congressinan V.
IJoarKe ('(.ckran acted as loastmaster.
Letters of regret were received from
(inner Cleveland, -lu.ig-e Alton 1!.
ON VEXED ISLAND
Population of San Domingo Kxject
antly Await Something
Tapf llaytien. Jan; .". The 'U.rc
repul.ii,- ol Sali!o lili l;t;o is e.pii-
tii !!: thei ilui 'hii h plei riles tev
ohttii nary s'onn. The population of
the M nioti "lt!l of Azua iV om
posiel.i hast joined the army of rovr.lu
tiniiisis whi h is ma rrhinu on the r.i;
ital. and several new defections from
tin- n.itiistry of Provisional Piv.vdei.t
iiTairs are ai'tiouticeil.
i lit 1 .1 1 .limine:'., ex -president of the
republic and leader of the revolution-is-
s. is still at Santiago de los Ca
b: Herns, working activoly. with the
aid ol Ccmrals de Ksohamps and
.iiiito t'.thardo. tor the linal success
of the revolutionary cause, which i.s
rxpe.-ted from day to day.
ORDER OF TRIALS IN THE
MICHIGAN WATER CASES
Craml Kapi Is. .Mich.. .I;.n. ". Pi os
rrutor Ward a p;iouncd in the supe
rior court that no had arranged to take
tip the Hist batch o!" the Lake Michi
gan water scandal trials in the follow
ing order: Aldermen l'llen. Muir. I.o
zier .uid McCool: e.-('ity flerk bain i-i-au.i:
Attorney Ceirit IF Albers. All
except A I her.-: are a cused of ai-ceptinz
bribes, he b'-inix accused of iier.itiry.
Tentative arrangements h.ave al-o
Im'oii made for thr other 1 1 ia Is: to fol
low in this order: Aldermen Mol and
Johnson. F. I . ('oilier, manairer of
I l. . . I !.. II .....I.I. l.
I lie ' iiiiini iaiius in i.iih. ii.iik
P.nrch. in itiaer or 1 he Feniny: Press;
J. Clark Spmat. formerly ninnay.er
of The Iietuoci it: ( x-Mayor (,oor-e
Perry: Itussell Thompson, formerly te-
! porter of The
Fvonim; Pros;. Of the
P. st trroup all are accus'd of conspir
acy except Mol and Johnson, wp.o ar.'
harsHl with luvins nceted a briln.
The eonrt ordereil that the tirst batli
of trials b set for next Momlay, Kin
rey's rase rotninc up tirst.
MIGHT HAVE BEEN A HORROR
Kiplntiun Wrecks it lletfl mill Hull Dnr
iiiga IHtn-r ami Mn IVrMim Are
Woodbrldse, .V. .1.. Jan. An ex
plosion wrrrked the hotel and hail of
Joseph Oalaida ami more or less seri
ously injured thirty jK'i-sons at Keas
bey. fruir miles frmi here, while the
St. Johns F.enevoh'iit society was cele
bratiiti: its anniversary by a dame.
There were about ." in the hall, and
one of the two exits was closed by the
wreekaire. The people became panic
stioUeti and fought to get out. many
being trampled on and seriously in
jured. ;.ihiida was burned about the head
and face. His wife was thrown airair.st
the ceiling and fell uticonsi ious to the
tlcor. Miss (Icrtrnde Kilon had one
ee destroyed, her nose broken and
her jaw dislocated. She may not ret-over.
Michael Ponger had his riirht
arms torn off at the elbow. It is be
lieved that some one with a grievance
agairst (Jalaida or the society, used
dynamite. The walls of the building
were blown apart and it may collapse
at any time.
Ur Va Nrvy Tlilrf.
H.ittle "reok. Mich.. Jan. .". One of
the cheekiest alleged thieves caught
here in soin.? time seems t Ik yonnc
t'lande V. Archer, who is held in
iKM'dsof Sl.i for .illegal theft of Jew
elry valued at .lm from A. K. Aikins.
of t'levela ml. at the sanatorium. Arch
er live here but was taking treatment
nt the sanatorium, as was Aikins. Part
of the loot was a diamond ring worth
which, it is said, young Archer
had t';e nerve to try to sell to the night
raptniii. of police. J. E. Hevier. He
finally disjMis-M of the ring to a hotel
clerk far S0...
rtrmtl of llr-art IlMaoe.
Lexington. Ky.. Jan. ?. Colonel
Hart (libson. formerly one of Km
tnrk'ti nitst notel breiiers of tbor
oughbrtnls ami a brother of the late
Senator Randall I-ec tJifistn, of Louis
iana. Is dead at SU Paul cf heart disease.
Parker. Senator (iurmun of Maryland.
ami Senator Morgan of Alabama.
At the conclusion of tlie speech
making a message of greeting from
William .1. Ilryan. sent by wireles.-
ironi me unite Piar liner eltic. on
wtnen .Mr. jirvan is a pa.-seuirer re-
tnrninir from Ktirope. was read. The
message, which was recei-d when
the Celtic was off the ova Sctian
-a.-t, read s follows:
William .1. Itr.vuu sends reet ino-s
to the democrats assembled at Sher
r"s. I wish oii a happy New Vear
and hope you will hae a brilliant
siieees-. My heart i with oii. Do
not forget the western democrat
who polled t;..-Ht.0io M)tes in 1 ().
Tremendous applause followed the
readimr of Mr. lirvanV wor.ls.
ON A NEW SCHEME
Takes Option on Texaa Island as Pos
sible Site for a New
San Ant nio. 'I'e.. Jan. .1. John
Alexander Dowie is i:ot gcing- to Aus
tralia a ll.is trip, lie ha an option
on Matagorda i-dand on the Texas
roast a ,-i site for a new "Ftcrna!
Cit." and may bring' his followers
there to enter slock farming and fac
WOMAN TAKES A COOL RUN
sea roil lv IJnrjjItirH slir .Fiiinps rriim a
Wimlow at VI idiiiht Time anil lo-
liie Swap l.eailen Compliments.
1 udia uajHilis. Jan. .". Mrs. C. L.
r isner. ill! .North Illinois street, was
awakened at midnight, by burglars
pounding on her door and demanding
admission. She jumped from a sec
ond story window in her night clothes
and ran barefooted several blocks. She
met two policemen, who hurried back
to the house and were met by a fusil
lade of shots from the levolvors of
four men. There was a running light
and two of the burglars were wounded,
but all escaped.
philippineTsl and" NEWS
Filipino an I 'ncertaiu 0;iantlty New Itev
olutioii Outlined, tint Not Considered
SSerlonnly by (iovrrniurut.
Manila. Jan. .". Perez, who -aved
the life of lirueral Smith from air
bnsh. and who was a former secret
service man under Ceueral Mac-Arthur,
was fiariotnl recently with two com
panions ;.t San Carlos for murder.
General Kirarte. the recently re
turiied exile from bn.-uii. now in hid
ing from the authorities iu this city,
has written n letter outlining a new
revolution. The matter is not consid
ered seriously by the government.
Ni'braika To ! Fireproof.
Lincoln. Neb.. .Ian. ?. LalMir Com
missioner I'.ush has decided that all
the opera house- in the state must put
in fireproof curtains and take the n
ir.ost precautions a era I list disaster.
State Superintendent Cow lcr will
shortly issue a commission to the
teachers of the state :ikin that a
tire drill be made part of the daily
liners Make a Demonstration.
I'.ntte. Mont.. .Ian. .". Nine thousand
miners and smelter men employed in
the Amalgamated mines and smelters
joircii in a monster funeral prosession
today at the burial if Samuel Olson
and l-'red liel. Amalgamated miners
who met death, it is alleged, by a
blast from the Heinz miners dutim; an
underground lijrht last Wednesday.
Kuile7lT Plead i nitty.
India naHilis. .laii.o. Charles Brown,
formerly clerk ot the criminal court,
has been sentenced to n term in the
penitentiary by .ludte Alford. of that
court. Brown appeared to plead guilty
to the charge of altering a public rec
ord, which he was si Mowed to do. al
though the charge in the indictment
found against hir.i was embezzlement
Kins and Onwii Viit Ivonhlre.
London, Jan. .". ing Kdward. (Juoon
Alexander and I'rimtt-s Victoria have
arrived at Chatsworth, the seat of the
luke of Devonshire, in I erby. and
were given a iiifM enthusiastic wel
come. The brilliantly illuminated
grout. ds were limil by torch bearer
and a guard of honor vras formed by
St. Ixmis. Jan. Kov. J. N. I-eajd.
of San Francisio. general eon m el for
the Methodist Kpiseopa! church in the
trial of Kev. J. I. Hammond, of San
Fram isco. for mismanagement of
church funds, which was to have be
gun in St. I .onto, died suddenly of
heart failure at the Terminal hotel.
Place for Corporal Tanner.
Washington. Jan. It is
nounced officially at the White Houe
that "Conor-Mr James Tar.ner will be
apiointed register of wills for the Dis
trict of Columbia, to ueceed Louis A
Dent, the change to take place April 1.
Japan in Feverish Pre
paration for Hos
tilities. St. Petersburg. Jan. .". I u her reply
to Japan Uiis-ia has made great con-
cession. It is hoped lier proposals
will be acceptable to Japan.
The foreign office informed the As
sociated Pre: liniav that instruc
tions had been sent Viceroy AlexietV,
on which the reply Mas based. The
latter was drawn upin upmost concili
Some Japanese pn posul were ac
cepted, wide others were mace the
object f extended -hser at ions or
w i' : e met by counter proposals.
There are sarong- hopes in many cir
cles that on Thursday next, the l!us
sian ( hrisjmas. the czar may be able
to n ii"ii nrr peace is assured.
Preparing- to Fight.
Tokio. Jan. .. :!:(i."t p. in - An extra
eiiition of the OtVieial (iaette has been
issued coiitaining- army and nav or
ileis. It pri posi-s the publication of
any reports of the moxemeuts of
troops and war vessels from this time
Tokio. Jan. 1 p. lit. The Uiissian
reply to Japan has not yet been re
ceived. It is reported from Vlaiiivos
tick the llussian squadron there is
preparin.tr for action.
IN PANAMA CASE
Senator Lodge Sajk the President
Iiil Not Leave Beaten
Yashim; ton. Jan. .V In the senate
today L ii!e !e!iered a speech on
Panama. He iioted a inimbei- of au
thorities in support of his position
that Ihe president had not departed
from the beaten path in recogni.iii";
the independence of 1'anama. contend
ing that such acts uld not be con
strued as provoking war.
Washington. Jan. .". The house to
day passed resolutioiis of sympathy
and condolence for the citizens of Chi
cago in their hereaxeinctit caused by
the loss of life in the theatre fire.
MEMBER OF "YOST'S
MACHINE" IS DEAD
Cecil Gooding, Hart in Game with
Minnesota, Succumbs to
Ann Arimr. Mich.. Jan. .V -Cecil
t'oiidiug. guard on the l'niersity of
Michigan football team ami pro-pec-1ie
center for next car. is dead of
tp!nid feer. (iooding was injured
in the Minnesota-Michigan game lat
fall and his parents consider his con
stitution seriously impaired, by the
hard usage he sustained in that game.
Fireman Instantly Hilled.
Philadelphia. J..n. ..
-The 1 teller of
in engine ;:tta hed t a ! eeia! freight
train on ti." L'i::diiig railroad 1 nu.al
fr. iu Phiiadelj iiia fer New- York e
p'cii' fl at i i ib;-. r:i. twenty-five
irii'-s fnui :i:is iiry. ijislantly k'lling
rin iu.'ii l'rark Aug-, t. Harry Sheet..
,i braki ii ;i!i. was so badly injured that
h ' d id :: a bspi!;-,l Jure. Kngincor
I'i: ". r v as si rioi;sdv hurt.
Matii of t,p TrnfrCarf.
Washington. Jan. -The DItri-t
crin iu:-l i .on lias . erruiiil tlie de
milirers to iwo of jbe tliree indi.i-
men's .-.gnicst ex-Assistant Attorney
(! M-ial Jaiecs N. Tymr and ex-Law
Clerk Harrison J. I'arrctf. Uth of the
osiot:i. il'-parttuent. growing out of
the jost.-il investigatioti. The court
had aheady sustained the demttrrer to
XV i:i lie the Ieath of Three.
Ch:i-:go. J.-i!j. .". I'rit. I'rank was
i;died and his Jons Willie mid Robert
w.-re f:;tal!y i-)jnr"d by p. passenger
train mar .'egMvic!i. III. The three
were driving Home in a c'oed uiiik
Nolxxly Hart iu Tlii.
Pottage. Wis.. Jan. ."..The fast mall
on tiie Chicago. Milwaukee and St
Panl railroad wa wrecked at Lyndon
by the breaking of an eone driver.
"o one was hart.
New York. Jan. .. Harris, (iates A
Co.. the big-gest stock and cram house
in the I'mted States, or erhaps in
the wi rid. is to dissolve partnership
March i. The announcement, maile
yesterday occasioned surprise in rt
n'iicial circles. The senior partner.
John F. Harris, who made up the big
lim:. is to retire from the business,
and Samuel C. Seotten. who has been
the actiif part lie:- in the Chicago end
of the business, also will retire.
Of tiu three specials, who hae each
j-:.-(.noo in the firm of Harris, (iates v
Co.. John Dupce retires. It is expect
ed that Charles C Cites, who has
NEAR SIX HUNDRED
Total Number of Those Whose
Death Will Result from
SIX WOUNDED FATALLY HURT
Evidence in Investigation shows
Gross Criminal Negligence ot
Chicago. Jan. ."i. The lroiiiois thea
tre fire claimed a fresh ictim today,
making Ihe total number of deaths
.V.'I. Miss Josejdiine Speiicc. severely
burned during the tire, died toiia.x.
Chicago. Jan. .".- K idence showing
grosser criminal negligence ihan an-
thing previously developed was gicn
under oath today iu the tire depart
ment investigation of the Iroquois
Joseph Daughert v. who ha! charge
of the curtain, swore that two weeks
ago during a matinee performance
there was a tire on the stage, and' that
when he attempted to lower Ihe as
bestos curtain it was stopped by the
same obstruction that prevented its
operation last Wednesday.
Fro teat Ffilieeded.
Hi' declares he protested at that
time, but no attcntii n was paid to his
warning. In his opinion, if the cur
tain had been run down We tincsda v.
the lies of man. if not all the vic
tims of the disaster might have been
saed. It was oiih by the merest
chalice a panic was averted as a re
sult of the tirst fire. The skylight at
that time, he said, was securely closed.
Daughert - .statement was made
uiuler oath. Speaking of the skylight
on Ihe day of the first fire. Daiigher
ty declared' the sk lights above the
stage were closed, as were the ventila
tors between the sk lights. The lat
ter were designed to create an upward
draught in case of tire. The veniila
lors were operated bv a lever, but
Daughert v declared no attempt vvas'j
made to open them last Wednesday.
The ventilators were iu perfect condi
tion, he said, and had been operated
a number of times lately.
Attorney I'ulkersoii said the I mnor
of a previous fire at the theatre had
been current several days ago. out n
it had been denied by most authori
ties, including Will J. Davis, he had
been compelled to believe the repi It
had n t a proper basis.
City Mudding Commissioner Wil
liams was jiveii information t dav bv
Architect Marshall which may place
the blame for the Iroquois thealre be
ing thrown into daikne-s during the
panic. The architect -diowed the com
missioner there was an emergency
switch near the entrance of the house
to In- user! in emergencies. There was
a separate system of wires, and had
any employe had the presence i f mind
to turn the switch the entrance and
hallvva.vs would have been illuiuina led.
Mamie) hall, at the Coi v ersit v of
Chicago, was -li.se-! today. The spe
cific cause is the lack of an asbestos
Chicago. Jan. o. The total of the
dead by the Iroquois lire to this writ
ing is .""iV: the identified. oSTi: unidenti
fied. 4. Those identified since last re
jMtrt are: Mrs. Aura Dixon. 4.'! years,
lo Kloumoy nnet. ideiitifod by her
husband. A. Z. Dixon, and by dentist.
Dr. FJwell. ami Mrs. Mary Forbes, i'i
years old. '2i4 (lakvvood boulevard,
identified by sist( r. Kita F.rbc..
I'rol.Mble Total Ueath Koll.
With the death of Miss Wild, a
teacher, and Leroy Iteinhold. a little
1-oy, ihe roll aggregates .".SO. There
are six injured whose death is con
idered pretty certain. These will make
the grand total of lives lost T.'.C.
I)ipnte for a Fur Itoa.
For the possession of a gray fox
hoa. valued at "". tliree persons dis
puted for nearly an hour at .V Dear
born street, where all the articles lost
by persons in flie tire are Mo red. On
a little blu thread the decision w.i,
made. Mrs. F. Allen, who was in the
fire, declared that the piece of wear
ing apparel lelorgeil to her. w hile A I
fred Johnson alleged that the fur :;r
roent lielonged to a relative of hi,
and brought a west uide furrier to
manag. the New York md of the
fi' in since the house has b en in ex
igence, will make up a new concern,
and it is likely th.it John VY. (iates
ami John Lambert "11 be special fac
tors in the in w partnership. Orson
YVcUs. who ha- been the manager of
the !I"i.kery orlii e f the house, will
l.e in ihe new firm.
The dissolution is the rosu't of the
inciiiii-1 ion ot suii!" of the p'rimisto
ietiri' from the activities of a great
commission business. The ti fin of
H; ii l is. Cites A Co. has led all others
.-ilice it was formed. Its commissions
alone in l'.u exceeded Sl.00it.000.
IN EASTERN STATES
From (1 to :!U Below Zero,
Record in Many
New York. Jan. .1.--AII eastern
states today are su fi'cring extreme
cold. The thermometer ranges from
ti to :( below zero. Ihe lowest in many
Kailroad traffic is seriously ham
pered through inability of locomotives
In keep steam up. Tra ns-At laul ic
liners arrived looking like spectre
ships. Fert-.v boats are experiencing
great Otlicutty in crossing the river
because of the ice. In Pennsylvania
coal milling is seriously interfered
yvith bv the intense cold.
PEACE RESTORED AND CARS
RUNNING AT BL00MINGT0N
Pdoomingtoii. 111.. Jan. ". The
Mrcct railway company operated cars
on every line regardless of the riot
ing of Sunday. "1 here was little dis
order, one arrest being made. The
police force has been augmented and
a strong effort will be made to pre
vent further acts of violence. The
striking employes have placed in ojv
eration a number of hack lines In com
petition with the cars. The trades as
sembly voted. $1,100 to aid the strik
ers Tlie representatives of the .tafe
board of arbitration arc here to assist
iii arranging a settlement of the trou
ble. Holh sides are determined not to
make any radical concessions and an
agreement is not regarded as Immedi
ate. ABOUT THE VENEZUELA CASE
Pari Newspaper Prints Some Alleged
Outlines of the llnoiiion, Wliirli
Ik a Compromise.
Ilrussels. Jan. .". The correspond
ent of Le Petit Pdeii at The Hague
says that al'hoiigh the decision of the
Venezuelan arbitration court will not
be published before February next it
is believed in well informed circles
that the general outlines of Ihe d.
cisjon nf the court have been already
drawn up. and that the court will re
fuse the claim of the bloekadecrs to le
regarded as privileged creditors.
The judgment will, however, allow
three of the blockading powers to col
lect the expense of the blockade, vv hiell
it will spite was undertaken in the
public interest, but when the costs of
the blockade;! re reioveied all ihe cred
itors w ill share alike in prop , rt ion to
the amount of their claims.
KNAPP, THE MURDERER.
GETS ANOTHER CHANCE
llamiiloii. Ohio. Jan. .". Alfred A
Knapp. se! f-eon fessei ' murderer of livi
pel suits, now in the Columbus peniten
tiary awailing execution for the mur
der of hi- wife, was granted a new
1 i i.' 1 1 toiia v .
l ack up his st.iiement. lietore seeing;
the garment Miss F.dith Morse, n
school teacher fiiiin Clinton, la., said
thai she could Identify it by a
blue thread used to sew on a
The blue thread was there.
Arlile Itei-entlv Found.
Several hundred dollars' worth of
articles were picked from the dele-is
of the lire est el day and placed with
the unidentified goods. The following
articles were found: Woman's gold
watch, hunting case, diamond setting,
chain attached: gold hat pin: ticket
lork containing .". 1: two rings, one
with a full kaiat d'ane id and the
other a fourth karat: woman's tohl
w.-ifeh. hunting case. Kigin movement,
with Initials "P. I.: woman's plain
band weddine ring: woman's gold
watch: brooch: long coat, fur lined. In
the iKx ket of which was found a ling
with an opal setting: velvet jacket.
Chicago Hoard of Trade Kle lion.
Chicago. Jan. 5. W. S. Jackson
was elected president of the hoaul of
trade. Jackson has Ikm-h a prominent
member of the board of trade for
Or. Tboiuu Kerr Dead.
Rockford. 1)1., Jan. .". Dr. Thomas
Kerr, a prominent "lil-eral" minister,
for many years paMor of the Chinch
of Christian I oion of this city, in dead.
He was 70 years of ne.
Loss of $500,000 in
Capitol Fire at Des
FLOODED AND SMOKED
Falls 60 Feet to
Des Moines. Jan. .". The supervis
ing- engineer. C. I.. I.iuoiev. f Chica
go, fell Cl I feet to death today while
inspecting the capilol hiiilling ruined
by t he tire v eslcrda v .
Pes Moines, la.. Jan. Fire R'.dled
the northvvot wing of the Male ir -itol.
yvith an approximate loss of half
a million. The chamber of the hotiso
of representatives is a charred mass
of ruined debris, and cannot be fixed
up in time for the approaching ses
sion of the legislature. The tire gained
great headway before it was checked,
starting about lo a. m. At noon it whs
thought the entire building vvasdcomel
and Governor Cuinmiiis ordered th
contents of all the offices removed.
However. It was finally confined to
the wing of the capilol iu which It
originated, and by ti p. in. was prac
No Foul ponemeiit of Law making,
The executive council of the state,
consbtintf of Governor Cummins. Sec
retary of State Martin. State Auditor
Carroll and State Treasurer Gilbert
son, held a brief session and flU
nouiiced that the convening of the leg
islature would not be postponed. It
will meet Jan. 11 and a i ra nenienl s
will be made so that the sessions can
be comfortably held. The plans are
not completed, but Ihe idea is to have
the house sessions in the senate cham
ber, the senate sessions In the room
of the supreme court, and Ihe supreme
court will either adjourn or hold lis
session in one id' the commiilee rooms.
T!iouj(lit tle llllllilillg Doomril.
The origin of the tire is a mystery.
The supposition is that it started either
from a lighted caudle carelessly left
burning or from an electric light wire.
The lire originated near a shaft in com
mittee room No. .". and spread upward
and all around the celling of the house
chamber. The lite department was un
able lo tight the flames effectively, the
height of the building and elevation of
the capitol site making pressure Im
possible. When the house, gallery fell
everybody thought thebuildf:igdoonied,
including the governor. The state
library and funds in the treasury were
hasliiy removed to places of safety.
(Governor in ICultlier Itoolii.
Gov i nor Cummins laid aside guber
natorial dignity, and clad in rubber
boots and rough coat engaged iu the
work of fighting the fire. The fire final
ly buriM-d itself out in the wing ifl
which it started and was prevented
from invading other Wings. The beau
tiful state capitol prtjrciit a scene of
ilesi.lat ion. .Many beautiful frescoes hi
the chamber of the house call liever be
replaced. The low a capitol Is one. of
the most beautiful iu Ihel'nited Slates.
It Is built along the lines of the capitol
of New York.
I'rlilr of (lie Stale ami Cost (((, OOO.
It has been the pride of the shite ami
of Hie city of lies Moines and was
erect. -d at a cost of J".'..0M.Hio. The
state capitol commission, appointed for
this piii'Mtse. had Just completed t he
restor.it ion and repair of llie building
at a ' ost of . 1 ."i.i :k i. most of which
had been expended in the chamber
which is ruined. The building whs
supposed to have In-en fireproof. Iowa
arrics her own insurance, so that tho
los Is total.
0GUAWKA BOYS CONFESS
ATTEMPT TO WRECK A TRAIN
Oqtiavv ka. III.. Jan. ). ( h.'ii lcs and
Alfred Kennel!, aged )', and I have
been arrested here by Deputy Sheriff
Stewart and lien jainin Ibickley. spe
cial agent for the llurlington. charged
with attempting to wreck a Ihirling
ton train l)cc. 'J). The boy- confessed
and will be given a hearing immedi
ately. C harged with ItohliloK n In Mam.
New York. Jan. .". John A. penson,
who was arrested seyeial day ago l.y
Fliited States secret service officers,
charged with defrading the govern
ments out itf thousands of acre of
In nil. was released in the f.'iiifed State
circuit court ujion furnbhiog ?10,(XXJ
Hr are C'roe the (lien.
JWiln. Jan. .". The Royal Open
House will remain closed by Kmperor
William' order until certain altera
tion necessary for protection from
fire and other dancers are completed.