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VOI. Iilll. NO. 87.
BOCK ISLAND, ILL,.. SATURDAY, JA UaKY 110, lbOl-TWELYE PAGES.
FEiCE TWO CENTS
THIS IS A
Favorable Turn in Russo-Japanese
tiations. REPORT CONCESSIONS
Great Britain to Prevail
for Acceptance of
Tokio, .Tim. 3. Th" government
Iocs not, it is said, posse- s any L'ns
sian information concerning thechar
H'trr of the forthcoming note, al
though it has received various reports.
1lie majority of which say the reply
i .' 1 le satisfactory. None, however,
emanate from a source w l icit war-
rants their full acceptance as correct.
Perlin, .Jan. :.(). -While the foreign
olliee is unable to confirm Dews re
ceived at Washington that L'ussia's
niiswer will he sa 1 1 - fact ory t Japan
it believes it is likely to lie true air:
indues i.u.s.-ia win nvon; giving an
answer which Japan can sen. I to tin
powers a- a just ideal ion for a deolar
at ion of war.
Tli In Ih Ollic-l.tl.
"Washington. Jan. .".. The Asso
ciated Press has the authority of the
P.rili.-h ambassador at St. Petersburg
fur t lie- a anoinii emeu t that the liv-t-iati
reply, which it is expc ted w ill bo
delivi red today, is satisfactory. Al
though no fuitker details sire obtain
able ir is assured that if the informa
tion of the ambassador is correct Ktis
sia has made certain concessions, and
that Orcat Piitaiu will prevail 011 Jap
11 n to act opt th in as sat istaetory. The
Mat ment of the P.riti.-h ambassador
vent from St. Poioburg to the Prit
ish legation in Tokio. white Jrisccii:
'board of it and cabled 1L news to the
state- depurniH 11. the cablegram ar
riving over night.
Ailmiral Who T'links It It I'onrf.
St. Potet sburg. Jan. ."i. An admiral
Wild is influential in tl e eottneils of the
t-mpire was iricrviexv ed by the Asso
ciated Press, and said: "Tee enormous
loss which the eommefee of :p.in is
sustaining ji:s a result of the mobiliza
tion of st or, mships for transport serv
ice probably accounts for the impati
ence the .la Jhi nose are display iig oxer
the delay in Un Hessian reply, hut
this icply w ill 1:0 to Tokio next week.
It xvill he so conciliatory that i do
Hot foresee other than a peaceful set
tlement, although it is dilliciilt to feel
certain in this respect hcause of the
erratic course of the .Japanese govcui
lncnt during the latti r stages of the
lay It to ttie ForrUa I'reitK.
'Jjip'in has increased ht r di mauds
while the negotiations wire sii'.l in
progress iy insisting iton treaty ree
ognitin of Chinosesovorciunty in Man
churia. i(usi:i has declared iicr in
tention not toaumx M:!in lniii;i. there
fore why comply with a demand th.u
is i.intamoiiut to a humiliating reiteva
tion of a former voluntary belnii
tions? It is undeniable lliat the at
titude of .lapan is causing irritai ion
in St. I'ett rsbtirg. and that a feeling
of impatience is crow in:; throughout
Uiifsia. It is hard to account for J-p-;i
n's persistent agre.-siv enes-S. hut this
must lie utlribatable to tin' incendiary
inlluer.ee of the Japanese press which
is acting tinder foreign itispirat ion."
MILK SAVES A EURNING
MILKMAN FROM DEATH
I'.eloir. Wis.. Jan. .".'. --Tin- witgou
N. t". Hansen, a miiKman. vxas ocr
tutiii'il on tin street and took lire,
llattsi r. was under thv Uax'u.g -hiii
mill in peril until some m ;i i'at out
fho lire with itiiik from hi cars.
Movement Begun to Remedy Conditions Pre
vailing at New York.
New York. Jan.
-Tli.- iiiiiiuiiisie- 1
an.l itisiuts to which New Y i k e-::e Prook'x u brii'.ge. Mi-s K'!a Al
iim ii ::r cin:ell." i to submit ! bo-ai: j ki:-.,ii. j.l -ars old. vxas nearly crn-h-i
lowiied street cars, to sax iio:hii:g o?L-i 1.. death. Whiie in a fai::t si e wa
tlie'r tkmger of being cru-l,e 1 ! o j c: ; : ied. standing up. xve.iged in the
iloath in the evening rn-h h ers at 1 '.u
Pio.iklxn bridge terminal. U 1: to f;i-
nimeiit on the action of t h
Itro.iklyn Womn"s league 111 petition
ing the management of t!:e P.noklxn
ICapi 1 Transit company to set apart
every other car arriving ::nd depart
ing from the I'riM'klyn bridge ter
minal for the evehisite e-c of women. .
A good example 'f the existing con
ditions was given in ihe height of
vesterdav's, rush for trains en the
WAGE ISSUE JOINED
Operators and U. M. W. Leaders
in Debate Over Two Antag
FORMER DEMANDS A REDUCTION
Latter a liaise, and Is Also "Terribly in
Kurnest" lor the Ku;i-of
Indianapolis. Jan. At the Joint
conference cf the operators and min
ers the Illinois demands were present
ed ly I 'resident Mitchell, and a sub
stitute from the operators, demanding
a decrease of 1" per tent., was sub
mittnl by II. L. Kobbins. Itoth vrvrv
voted down. In opening the aruu
inei.t frir the operators Kobbins. of
rittsburr. called attention to tLe fact
tn.it the miners nave Had an increase
of ;; per cent, during the last seven
years. lie referred to low-priced coal
mined in the 'oiiiu-lls ville coke region
i:Iiirlin in Vase Noted.
He said the Meye-rsdale (I'a.i dis
trict and est irinia coal was Lo
in;.' duinpeil in on the Ohio and I'itts
bur oper '.tors' markets, and that It
was taking the place of their coal on
open market and on the river. He ;;aid
the producers of l'ocahontas and Fair
inoujit coals and other lartre producers
were plain. in:? to jmt in ctlcc t a 2 pi r
cent, reducti in in waues. and that
wages iti all other Jims of industry
were now bejny reduced.
Mitchell I'Iiver an I ltliiintiiiu.
In reply to IJoI.bins I'l-esMcnt Miteh
ell rpok for the miners. He snid:
"A reductio!). in wages will beiK-rlt I.o
one. Tiie ojierators would not l e bene
lited. They would haxe to give it to
the railroads."' Keferring to the dif
ferential and the run-of-mine basis do
main! Mitchell said: "We are in earn
est, mid terribly in earnest, about this.
Outside of the Ohio and the Pittsburg
district coal is now mined on the fair
ru..-of-miiie basis, and we have honest
methods of weighing and paying for
the product of a 111:1. er"- labor. V.'e
propose to insist on these things in all
parts of the central eoiiij et itive rich:."
IKHM.K C.H.I.S IT IOO Vl.ll H T.
Ill at the It outs' Wui;-s Have ISecii I.i
rreasp.l -!. In Makps Itepl.v.
W. S. Pol1!'", of th" Indiana delega
tion, loliovxeil Mitchell. It:ring his
talk Mitcheil often interrtipteil. de
manding that his assertions be quoted
correctly. F.ogle .said the mineis.'
wages hail not only been increased
;i' j: r cent., as Kobbins had said. bt:t
that they had been increased over J t tt
per cent., due to the fad that the op
erators iiad improved the mining facili
ties and were ompolled to hire others
to no the work around and in the
mines that the miners formerly did.
lie dwelt at length on the industrial
conditions prevailing in the counliy.
and on the reported over-production of
Vice President Lewis replied to
P.oide. lie spoke of the intlatioti of
61. ' ks as the cause of depi'ceiatcd
;.!:ey. v.lrcll. he said, lie -opiratcis
desired to recoup by a ,Mm -tloii in
Was.es. He s:'il ti'.c mine!' ou!d Lot
Ile--;t a I'ei'tieti'U! in w.i-es UPiil .1
com lii iisii 1 .1 1 e icdticlkni ill tlieeist of
livii.- was itisincd.
t'iiapn:an. of Ohio, said that if wae
red iti tion vxas pot accomplish"! many
liii;:es xxm:;d In- shut i-ox". 11. !e con
tend! d thai -he miii'Ms .-l:oi:id share
till' loss.': witii the operators. Se:-;e-Iiim
Wiliii spoki- in i!efi !is4- of the
7-ceiit differential, saying that theiiies-
i 'iit scab" gave to the per.-i t ot - abnost
l.M.11 per cent. !;i th"ir invo: tit. cut i:i
Pa -hi ties. The it;cs1 ii-ns raisiil we:e
thresp.i-i! ovi'f by the various speakers.
With (he result of tin reference of ho'h
.: -positions lo the joint .-a!e commit
tee. A motion to ::dioit she commission
ers front outlying districts, particular
ly front Iowa, to the meeting of the
joint scale committee elicited discus
sion a nil w as defeated.
j SISTER OF W. J. BRYAN
EXPIRES AT LINCOLN. NEB
l.inci iii. Ncl.. Jan .:ai. Miss Nannie
1 I'.r.va;:. sister of William J. Pry an.
I l itii hi't'c this afternix 11.
plai f: :-iii of the I "r k iy n terminal f
-iii-?rg cinHil. into a ;ir. where she
f V to tiie t! it. Muring the excite
ment brought about by the piercing
. Tics i f tl:e woman bef re she faint
en and by tin efforts of Policeman
le:n'er Mctoiinex to break tliroi'v'1
tin- i rex. ; jo reach th.e woTv.ar.. hre
tiler women fainted, tnu of w h n
xxns standing audi hddiig ti a strap.
SI e suddenly released her ho'.! audi
fell to the floor letween the other-
t a n "i 1 p g.
Postmaster General Tells
About His "Liv
ery." ANSWERS CONGRESS
No Others Kept at Gov
ernment Expense in
Washington. Jan. :;u.-- 1'ost master
eneyal Payne today answered the
impiiry i the house as to ine "lixery
f hi department, lie Fays there are
no hor.scs or carriages jn. :ded for
us :epart i.ieiit e.cipt tliove fi.r him
self, lie ha- four horses and three
arriages maintaine I at the govern
Two Men Cure for It.
Two men are paid to care for the iix
r . one at the rate of S7i) a year. 011
as a ".x atchmaii." and or.'.1 at
of Y..;n. as "laborer." The to
ol' tie.- equipage.? was :?::.i o.i.
sa la ry
Washington. Jan. ::u. The urgent
eliciencx appropriation bill was
assed today, after the mileage for
senators and conn resincn had been
SOUGHT TO FOLLOW
LOVER If' THE ARMY
Girl Gave I'p When Faced With Ne
cessity of a Examina
tion. Harte. Ini!.. J;-.n.
ii'p-;ti it says: "J if --c
suit cf 1
r I n iii
!! ov. 11
oloi hcs. at:
;: cut sin;
rammed into a maids x ig. May
d id U'J xe.irs :!d. of Torn Haute,
link, api'iied to ;hi tt-ei uii ing s rma tit
at Toil Sheridan to be laustered into
coiiipany I. which is itdtt'-id t join
the 'I'wi'ill i- 1 1: '.e-.'iii-ftu .11 the Phil
ippines as sc.o 11 as it i at full stfenath.
"The girl broke down when 1r.toinn l
that she lmisr undergo the regular
physical examination and confessed
her sex. Heart-bmkcn at the thought
of separation from her sweetheart.
Carl Pllautn. who is a private in the
company, sue said that she tried to en
iist as a man in order to accompany
liim and siiare Lis danger.'
LOUISVILLE MAN FOUNDS
A HOME FOR AOED WOMEN
I.'-iii-viile. Jan. .".11. P.y ids will
'"i :a'::: I'ani ! . Parr. v. ! o the.! here
P-coiu Iy. leaves iMiuieiliM- ly Moo.oo.t
hi !! s.ma li :y. an i after the '!;. th of
ids last grandchild ' I .' '' in reality,
or his enti:. es!a'. t xvaiii th csiafi
lisiimeot a "1 1 1:1:: oit'-na le-!- of "1'arr's
Post.'" a ivfiuo for -do ::i:d irMit.n v -n:
;.ipl.iin Parr refrained from making
a will until a short time a--o when,
after seeing an aged woman, poorly
i lail and sick, ho remarked: "A refuge
which would make tiniiei-'ss.'uy such
suffering as that woman's would be
worth half a hundred Carnegie libra
ries." Captain Parr was ?r years old.
His legal hobs will probably contest
ST. LOUIS WOULD LIZE A
LOAN FROM UNITED STATES
Washington. Jan. A delegation
from t'n' Louisiana Purchase K::posi
tiori. headed by finmer Governor I . p.
Praucis-. was gix-cn a hearing .-efore
a sub-eonitniitoe of the committee on
;: ppt opria t iois. The reprcsentativus
of the exivosition have asked for a loan
of L."U1, from thrt government on
condition tLat the loan be repaid out
if the first receipts after the exiosi-ti-.n
FI;tit .Against I'nele am f nntinai-il.
lis. anal .t. Mich.. .!:mi. 1 I'.'.t .
tlstnu Warden Aarens. n arn-st-it p;;:
t'asey. .To:: Sxv- 01. John raitei: r M il
John Giorky:i ::t ti.e i: stig.iti-n of
State ;.'tme U'.uden CS.pT! an for vio
lating tin tish laws. All are i-n-.pb y d
or Hansen V Jni-n's t;-l:i::g Tug.
Tl i s 1 r.i'tii'.natit'U of the ii-n!!:ct
l)erw!en goxeri'.mcnt and -late otliviaiB
over tishing i'r gov runivnt.
tVill of tlir Lale Hort Slicrinan.
Ie Moines. la.. J.-.n. ver a
quarter of a million do-Pus in o-tsh.
real estate and ba:k stock ar repre
sented in the will of tiie I.i; Major
Hoyt Slieru.un. Tiie property is . il
ly divided among his five children and
one grandson. T::e Sherman home
stead, a valuable proierty. is "Isted
wirh the other items and will go to one
of the heirs.
REFUSES TO GIVE
A. F. OF L. RECORDS
Secretary Xockels Advised by Judge
to Vield to Grand Jar; 'a
Chicago. Jan. no. Secretary Kdward
Xockels, of the Chicago Federation of
Labor, was couiisele-1 from the bench
by Ju:ge tiary today to reconsider
his determination to defy the grand
jury in the matter of producing-hooks
and records of the federation before
the grand jury which is investigating
violence and rioting during the recent
t likes. Secretary Nockels was given
several hours in which to counsel fur
Iher with other official "of the Fed
eration f Labor. Judge darx.s ae-
lion was the otitgrowtlt of the cita
tion commanding' Nockels to show
cause wliv there sliouiilinot be uu!r-
incut for eoiiiempt of etmrt as a re
suit of Nockels" ignoring; the order of
BAR TO PROSPERITY
Causes Continued Unsatisfactory
Conditions in Business
New York. Jan. ."0. P. G. Imn it
Cods Weekly lleview of Trade fays:
Pusiness conditions would be most sat
isfactory if present high prices for the
leading staples were liie result of
wholesome dein-nnl. but the promi
nence of u;a nipulatiou previ-nts any
suih gratifying oonelush.ns. Aside
from the lines tenijKirarily stiintthited
ly sever wathrr trade is nuiet. and
evidences of increased activity with
the approach of spring are hopefully
awaited. Peports of the building out
look have been prepared by branch
oftices of IL G.' lun iV Co.. at tin lend
ing cities, ami indicate that high cost
of materials and labor have curtailed
operations, although the year HKi.'t
showed a good gain over 1'.H)'2.
Weather conditions are favorable
for winter wiieat. but railway earn
ings Huts far reported for January are
."..s per cent. larger than in 1M0.!. Opti
mistic reports at" not numerous re
garding tin iron and steel industry.
Atiticip.lio!s of rapid recovery with
the advent of a Nexv Year ate not yet j
realized, although it is still hoped that i
lu-xv luisiness cannot much longer be
dt f erred.
Kai lures this week numbered "(VJ in
the I'nited States, against 24.5 last
year, and 2s in Canada, compared with
- .: year ago.
BODES ILL FOR THE
SUCCESS OF PARTY
Illinois KepublicatiH Will Probably
Nominate on Friday,
Sin ing'i'-ld. III.. Jan. :;. Ointc a
few persons have taken note of the
fact that there is a prospect that the
next Pejmbiiean state ticket will be
nominated on Friday. May b".. W.:en
the state committee fixed "ihe date on
tin 12ih of May. few members 0011
sidired that it fell on Thursday and
ihe nominations would ainiosi certain
ly fall on the foDoAving day. Friday
th i::;h. None of the members e.f
the committee, of course, would per
mit any superstition 10 enter into its
deliberations. The c.;!ivent'on v. Ill
mei t 011 Thursday.
only in off years has it len posid-
b!e for the convention te finish its;
wot k in '-lie day. When a governor
and full state ticket h.fve leeii nom
inated two days have always been te
ijuired. the- iirsi for organization and
the second for nomiuatjons and plat
form. There js no reason to believe
that this ye;ir the work can le ihu.c
in less time. The setting of the con
vention so far hack, in the week as
Thursday is dei hired a little out of the
usual, but that there is nedhing sig
nificant in it.
NATIVES INCITED TO
SACK A SUBURB
foreign Quarter of Canton, China,
j in Dancer Protection
xx ei e
ton. I I. ina. Jan. -Placards
posted about the city during the
an! burn Shamien. a nibui b
w hieh i
I- the Furopean iUarter. The c.nsii'
have eeni:; nded protection of the xici
VILLAGERS OUT EN MASSE
AT FUNERAL OF WRIGHT
L 1: den. Jan. t.--'l'he h.ulv f Whi ti
nker Wright was buried today after a
brief -ervioc at the grave bv ihe vicar
Wit lev . Pc-ii
ii '!i;ib-r of friends from Ixudon. the
bulk of the lpu:at ion of the Liage
of Wit Icy turned out in a drenching
rain to see the last of ;he remains -f
and More Are Ex
pected. OFFICIALS IN THE NET
State Senator Eaton Ac
cused of Taking
Milxxaukee. .Ian. d.ti. Warrants were
Nsued today for First Supervisor Ju
lius Fiege. cx-.!d. Charles II. llax
eiior ami State Senat r P.arney A.
F.atou. Iieg is charged xith issu
ing false orders 011 the county, and
llaxcnor ami Kateii with bribery.
This makes ;: total of -10 indict incuts
returned. and more are expected
when the grand jury completes its
arrested 011 aii
ing him willi aocept-
ing ;i bribe of Sbni in couuecthm with
legislation on the barbi'ts" license law
enacted at the last sef-siop of the legis
lature. Supervisors Kdward and Strauss
iind August Puis were riMirrosted in
additional counts brought in last even
ing. Another Supervisor.
.Milwaukee. .i.;n. :;i. Suvervisor
Charles Petti nierg has been ari'!stHl
on ati indict nu'tit ret iti iii'd by the gr ind
jury. He is charged with jwrjury.
The present grand jury completed its
work tonight, and w ill lo succeeded by
a new jury, which will continue the in
vestigation of alhged irregularties in
city and -ounty affairs.
ft tUnU IV1 U HUC Kb
AND ROBS FAMILY
Itoanoke, Ya., Wrought I'p Over a
Ib-anoke. 'a.. Jan
negro entered 1 he
Siiiells todax bent
lit).- - An 11 11 k 11 : ixx 11
home of George
in robberv. He
S hie lib
ghtcrand probablv f a t a 11 v xx oiind-
ed Mrs. Shields xxith a hatchet. In
tense e xeij emeu t prexails in tl'.e citx.
WOULD FORM NATIONAL
"?!lxvai'kec. .Ian. :;(. The prcienters
of iln plan to form a National i!o.-.-itig
association. T. S. Andrt-ws. of ?.lil
wnuko. and Charles K. I'avh-s. of
New Orleans, have issued a definite
call for a meeting to be held in letro:t.
Fob. 1. The boxing promoters at:d
writers of tin country have been in-vite-d.
Mauy reswnses have been re
ceived and a large attendance is ex
pected. NEW PRESIDENT AT HEAD
OF REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA
London. Jan. ".. Advices r "celve'i.i
he:e fi'om Liberia say Jiin
presideiii. Arthur Man-!
ci-ssfully i'iat:gurated at Motii-ivi.i. the
capital. Jan. A. Tie- keynotes of his
S'ddicss to the people" were commer
cial freedom and the conciliation of the
aboriginal population of Liberia, to
which little Attention has been paid for
IOWA GIRL SUCCESSOR
TO MURDERED TEACHER
l '-dforil. Itid.. J.-.n. ::i.--Miss Iillian
Po::rl F.a-'et:. now living at Indian
apolis. ,;is beeri selected by t li" board
i f education to fill the place in the
high school as teacher of Latin made
vacant by the minder eif Miss Sarah
Scliafer. Miss P.,-issott is the daugh
ter of Ir. Thomas .1. F.assett. presi
dent cf the I ppcr Iowa university,
S-nsti aiel IIou in Ilrief.
Wasdiington. Jan. .'JO. The senate
.'idopml the re-solution introduced by
Ctdbors.-ii for ihe Democratic caucus
which calls on the president te state
win tin r tin senate has In-en supplied
. all the facts bearing on the oontro
: -er y ef Panama, ff not iiiioompatible.
! vii 1: pediiio interests. Paeon's resolu
j tie:i 1'iokiug to ti e settlement by ;tr
j l iir-itieti of the difh' tilty with Coleen-
lea w;7 eldinto.1 without action. An
exoeu'ivo session was hdd. Adjourned
1 die ho-i- i-on-ddered whether mem
bers eif congress are entitlf-d to le
pjiid mileage a s'oend time on aceount
of the extra session, which merged
into the regular session. Tlie n.attcr
vap iictieliiig at adjourned.
THE CASE IS ENDED
Ex-Mayor Ames, of Minneapolis.
Cannot be Again Placed
I SUPREME COURT SETTLES IT
Attempt Was Made to Cover
Many Details With One
St. Paul. Jan. ISO. The decision of
the supreme court of Minnesota yes
terday which freed ex-Mayor Ames,
under sentence of six years in the
penitentiary f;1: receiving Soot) while
mayor for permitting women to fol
low illegal occupations, does not meet
xxith popular approval, however well
it may be founded in law.
The majority opinion of the court
written by Justice Lewis and con
curred in by Chief Justice Start and
Justice Collins was a surprise to the
defense as well as to the state. The
court says the indictment was valid
ami charged only one offense, but de
clares that the state did not prove the
offense charged. After reciting the
charge in the indictment, namely the
receiving of $d(N from certain persons
in order that they might be protected
from criminal prosecution, the syllabus
says: "The indictment staled one of
fense: it being inferred that the mon
ey was a fund contributed by ihe
Itersons named pursuant to a joint or
common understanding that such con
tributors should be protected.
No 1'iidTstaniliiif; Shown I'orlli.
"The undisputed evidence is that
detectives and police otliocrs accepted
money from the women specified in
ihe indictment and others, in amounts
ranging from -Sl-" to S2." in considera
tion of which each was promised po
lice protection: that the detectives ami
police who received the money were
agonSs of defendant and not of those
making payments: that Ihcre was no
agreement or understanding between
those paying the money: that ihe J,i'mi
paid over to defendant by his agent in
tne sum after it was paid t him by
women inelivide.a lly was not a general
fund contributed with the understand
ing that those participating should be
protected. There was failure of proof
to sustain the offense charged."
fOfltT DISCrSSKS TIIK KVIIlKXCK
I'.-iut Maile liy Iinntinsr .Iiislices Can
not Hp Tried Ai;:iiii.
Idsetissiiig tl'.e evidence. Ihe court
says: "There was no evident e that
any of the women acted jointly, or
that n fund was made up by them or
In their behalf: that there was no evi
dence to justify tlx inference that
Cardner iMayor Ames' clerk 1 was con
stituted the agent of the xvomcn to
take their money and deliver it to
Ames, with the understanding that in
consequence their houses would be
protected." The court further says:
""There was a scpaiate and distinct
agreement entered into with each per
son paying any money."
In their dissenting opinion Justice
rtroxvn and Lovely say: "It seems to
us unite apparent that this indict incut
charged the defendant xxilh soliciting
n number of bribes, or grafts, frem
several distinct women. To our minds
the vital question is not the sufficiency
of the evidence, but whether one of
Jin plainest principles of the funda
mental law upon which the rights of
all e.;li:elis depend has been violated."
'I'll' decision technically and prac
tically makes Ames a free man now.
T'nder it hi canrot bo tried again ex
cept' on a now indictment, and it Is
said a conviction would be impossi
ble again. The court in substance holds
that the evidence did not follow the
lines of the indictment, and that the
1 videm-e was not of a kind to war
rant a conviction of the crime charged.
Arr.es was indicted for that off" use
Feb. t. l'.-o:;. ami after a trial of sev
eral weeks during which much sensa
tional testimony was introduced was
found guilty. May 7. and was sen
tenced to a term in prison of six
years on May Pi. An appeal was
taken to the supreme court in De
cember, on tin ground that the in
dictment was not properly drawn, in
thai, it was omnibus in character,
charging, bi fact, more than one crime.
Tl is contention was sustained by the
supreme court. Dr. Ames was mayor
of Minneapolis Jour times.
Divorced by the Aged Wife Who at Once Remar-
ries Second Spouse.
Virginia. III.. Jan. :',). Col. Andrew
J. Morgan, veteran f the civil war.
aged TO. was ma nice' to Nancy Pickle,
aged 7 1. t Ids' week.
Jan. Wii. Miss Nancy i I i.t '-hing-was
m.- lied to Pnrdeft Pickle. When
the civil war began Pickle joined the
fe 'era! army, and went south, accom
panied by his friend. Andrew Morgan.
Aftr the war Morgan retiirncJ. but
l.othing was heard of Pickle.
The supposed widow, believing Pick
le dead, married Morgan. They lived
together for r:s years, ami have two
grow n children. There was a!.-o a son
by the woiiian's first husband, William
Wild Excitement in the
New York Market
ADVANCE IN LIVERPOOL
Rumor of a Corner Pre
cipitates a Grand
has s'ich an
Jan. ::o. --Never In-fore
advance as that of this
morning been xx it in
cd over night in
the cotton market, and perhaps never
before has tin- market shown such
xx il.l excitement .
( aides from Liverpool vvere at to
points advance when they were
expected to be .':.. to i: lower. There
are sensational advices from Liver
pool also men I inning a corner in Jan
uary and February.
Oprim Willi Ailotnce.
Here the lil'st prices were at an ad
vance of 4' to Si points on old and
1:! to -t points on nexx crop mouth-.
These xxns heaxy liquidation and
prices sagged off a few points, but
the market remained very excited and
trading xxas t reme ndoiisly active.
Itlc Itrooklyn Firm A.ins.
New York. Jan. :!K. A. P.. Paxtcr V
Co.. brokers. having l'.'.l offices
1 h rotigTou! the south, assigned today.
No reason is known for Ihe action
further than the heaxy break in cot
Advices from New Orleans. Allanta,
P.ii iiiing ha m and other southern cit
ies state lliat Paxter it Co. have as
signed and i lo-eil their
did an immense business
the southern slates.
MR. MACHEN WAS A
Sets I'p in Defence That Ho Had Not
Time to Look After
V":thii;gtoi;. Jan. .".. The third
week of ihe postal trial has closi il.
and Ihe in. beat ions now are lliat lie
case will no to Ih" jury aboul the end
of next week. The defense sought 10
show by Mi.-s 1 1 1:1 S. Lb hoard!, for
Mime xcais chief dork of (hi free ili
I ivory .system, and by oilier witnesses,
thai tin orders fl)(. t H. I'roff fasteners
were sent out ill the oidicary official
routine and that it was impossible for
a chief of bureau with a mult Iplicity
ef details sceh as attached to the rap
idly growing rural free delivery spi v
ice. to give personal attention to all Ihe
mail and other official matters.
TAFT TO TAKE CHARGE OF
WAR DEPARTMENT MONDAY
Washington. Jan. d". It has ln-e-
arranged that ibix'-rnor Taft shall lake
the oath of ottice as secretary of war
.tl noon Monday, at the war depart
ment. Secretary Pool will be with
him to turn over the conduct of Ihe
business to his care, and Lieutenant
Ceneral Chaffee will introduce to the
new secretary the various military of
ficers. ASSAILANT OF A TEACHER
IN DANGER OF LYNCHING
ill.. Jan. .'ti..- i In man
Mis F.va Kii vatiaugh.
school teacher, while
school to her home in
this city a week ago. has been capt
ured by Chief of Police Kohcrtsou,
and positively identified by Mis Kav
iinaiigh. To avoid a lynching the otli
eer took his prisoner overlanei to liie
county jail. He gives Ids name as
Jol 11 Vtir.gl.n. He is married and has
lived in this ciiy since May.
Pickle, now of Jacksonville. III. Mrs.
Mi rgan owned valuable laud, and not,
b eg ago decided to deed some of it
her three children. Wiliiam was dis--ati-bed
with tie- d i -1 1 i on t ion and
claimed the title vv a,.- not good be
came there ;.. n pro' f of his fath-er'j-
Mrs. Morgan immediately fiied suit,
for divorce fr iti lluroett Pickle, al
Iigirg desert ion. and ihe decree was
graiiled. for it was proved that I'iek.'e.
like Knoi-h Ai'-i'-n. lo'id 1 i-t nriied. learn
ed of his wife's remarriage, and gone
away years ago. Then the H'cond
ceremony took place.