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PRICE TWO CENTS.
i Wii GO
JAPANESE MEET WITH THEIR
FIRST SERIOUS REVERSE AT SEA
OPPOSE THE LABEL
Dynamite Found Under
House at Salt
Twelve Hundred Illinois Corpora
. tiens Likely to Cease
Campaign Started Against Union
Stamp cn Government .
Preliminaries in Way of
Canal Are Dis
WORK TO BE RUSHED
Dispatching of Troops
to Isthmus Sig
nificant. Washington, Feb. 24. The ratifica
tion cf the Panama canal treaty by
the senate yesterday was a foregone
conclusion, the chief interest center
ing' in the manner in which the demo
cratic members would divide on the
subject. On the vote it was found
that 14 democrats were for and 14
against. Two democrats were paired
for it and lliree against it.
Democrat V ho Voted Aye.
The Democrats who were prewnt
and voted for the treaty were: Bacon.
1 terry, Clarke of Arkansas. Clay, Cock
roll, Foster of Louisiana. (.ibsoii, Lati
mer, McCreary, MeEuery, Maliory,
Money, Simmon, and Taliaferro. The
only other vote was on the amendment
offered by Inon providing for an ar
rangement to couiiK-nsate Colombia for
hr-s of the territory of Panama. This
wan rejected by a vole of 21 to 40.
It was u party vote on the affirmative
side and also on the negative side, with
the exit ption of Oilison and MeKnery,
Democrats, who voted with the Ue-
utlM-ctoii Ueada tt Kooevelt Letter.
During the final debate Culberson
made comments on the secret corre
spondence, and asserted that it showed
that the "reasonable time referred to
In the Sjxkmict act was known to have
expired, both for negotiating the Ilay
Ilerran treaty and its ratification. Cn!
tCTon rend from a letter addressed to
IT. Albert Shaw by the president,
tinted Oct. 1U, 1,mi, In w hich the presi
dent fcald ho saw no hope for any nego
tiation with Colombia, and that ho
would be delighted should a revolution
occur on the Isthmus.
Will Itveln to Scrmtrh Dirt."
Everything '. tcr.dy !"(. t'.o ti'.T.:;.
onsuiiU)!:i t inn of tin tr-:ity. and l.oth
V s war ami state dt p.-ii tiuci'ts have
made prvpaititioTis for the i:'-xt step,
the former by the dispatch of tro.'ps
to the iv-tliuius und the htttir ty t lie
completion of arrangement: for the ex
change of ratification of the treaty,
which must take place in Washington.
There is no reason why this cert mony
should not occur immediately.
The ndmiuistmtlon intends to press
the canal project by all proper metli
ls. As a cabinet officer exiressed it
the next step after the appointment
of the commission will lo "to scratch
dirt." and already Midi members of
the commission are assured of thetr
places, like Admiral Walker and Major
Ceiieral Davis, have leen giving some
Attention to the provision of the cleri
cal forte and the engagement f en
gineering talent to conduct the actual
work of canal digging.
Troop Ar Ordt red.
t'nitetl States troops have I ecu or
dered to the isthmus. Orders have
been issued by the war department '.!
ircciinir the Third I'nitod States In
fantry, stationed at Fort Thouias. Ky.;
Fort Sheridan. 111., and Col umber. (..
barracks, to prepare immediately tor
Filch tluty. The soldiers will sail from
New York within :i few tlays. The
war tlopartniout has Iu the past strenu
ously denied rejxuts tliat it intend!
to send troops to the isthmus, but it
is now explained that the statement
only applied to conditions as they ex
isted In-fore the I'nitod States acquired
vested rights there.
The thousand marine now on the
isthmus will lx taken to tiMt:at:ii.nmo
ns rapidly as their places can lo ftlied
by the trooj-. .It is inti:dkd that an
adequate force of marines -haII be
kept at ! nana tana mo in case of prolv
nblp emergencies. Fsiwiially is it de
fired that there shall to n sufficient
force there for the government to call
upon if it should undertake tt execute
a drastic programme in San lomingo.
SLIGHT DECREASE SHOWN
IN INTERNAL REVENUE
vv nsninston. Feb. 24. The monthly
statement of the collections of internal
revenue shows that for the month of
January, 1901, the total receipts were
$lG.SHo.4S4. a decrease as compared
with January, 1903, of $1,0,8.745.
MRS. BENJAMIN HARRISON
IS ILL "WITH THE MEASLES
Indianapolis, Feb. 24. Mrs. Ben
jamin Harrison is seriously ill. The
widow of the former president con
tract eti measles some time ago, and
op to the present the disease has not
j k hied to medical, treateuient.
NO STEPS FOE REINSTATEMENT
Failed Last Year to Furnish Annual
Report to Secretary of
.Springfield, III., Feb. 24. Twelve
hundred Illinois corporations are like
ly to surrender their charters within
the next week. At the present time
this number have failed to take the
steps required by law for. reinstate
ment, after being stricken from the
records in the otlice of the secretary
of state. Unless these corporations
comply with the law by March 1 the
statutes provide that their charters
shall be surrendered and canceled.
A -number of corporations have de
layed complying with the law requir
ing an annual report from such con
cerns, awaiting the outcome of a test
case that war, carried to the supreme
court over a year ago.
I.ast week the supreme court de
clared that the law is valid, and many
of these corporations have since met
the requirements of the stafutes. It
is likely, however, that several hun
dred will lo..c their charters for non
compliance with the provisions of the
eet. A corporation in default has one
ye.-.r in which to be restored to stand
ing, but when a year expires, as is the
asp with the 1.200 in question, the
cancellation is final.
EAST ST. LOUIS WAN
FORESEES OWN END
Makes All Arrangements Tor Funeral
a Week in Ad
vance. Belleville, 111.. Feb. 21. Fearing
that he wths alcut to die E. E. Exter,
of East SL Louis a former well-known
business and church man of Belleville,
attended. Sunday school as usual a
week, ago Sunday, and made arrange
ments for his funeral a , week from
that tlay. Itis funeral was held Sun
day as 1)2 had plauued it. Exter wrote
letters to several of his friends bidding
tliem a last farewell. Several weeks
ago he was ill for several days.
lie was. an earnest Sun."jy school
worker, and a week apo, although still
ill, ho went to the Siiumit Avenue
Methodist Episcopal church Sunday
school, and Initio the officers and pupils
farewell, saying that they would never
see him alive a train, and requesting
that his body lo brought to the Sun
day school room one week from that,
and from there be taken to Mount
Hope cemetery. "I shall die in time
for the funeral at that time, he paid.
JAPANESE EXHIBIT WORTH
$1,000,000 REACHES B0RT
Ta co ma. 'Was'.... Feb. 24. With the
most valuable eargo ever brought to
the Pacific const from the Orient the
steamship Lyra has arrived in Tacoma
from the Orient. The Lyda brought
the exhibit of the Japanese govern
ment for the Iouisiana exposition at
St. Louis, liesides a miseellaneous car
go valued at 1.000.000.
OFFICERS ELECTED BY STATE
Pekin. III.. Feb. 24. The 11th an
nual c mention of the Illinois retail
merchants in session here elected
otneers as follows: .1. . ManstielM,
Rio. president: F. II. Johnson. Toulon.
ice president; V. I.. Christy. Viola,
Train Strike a Hook..
Bridgeport. Tenn:. Feb. 24. A
south-bound passenger train on the
Knoxville-Asheville division of the
Southern railway, struck a rock on the
track near Iel Bio. derailing the en
gine, mail oar. combination car and
one tlay oonch. AH three cars rolled
down an embankment Into Pigeon riv
er. No one is reported seriously hurt.
IteplT to Hull Complaint.
Ies Moines. Ia., Feb. 24. Memlors
of the Republican executive commit
tee against whom Representative Hull
secured an injunction ou grounds of
threatened unfairness and a violation
of the primary rules in the selection of
judges, have filed an answer denying
any intention of napiing. exclusively,
judges unfriendly to the representa
tive. Itrutal led bj a Negro.
Wichita. Kan.. Feb. 24. A negro
tcntr the home of Mrs. I McPherson.
a white woman, who lay sick ultd.
and when she refused to pive him men
ey boat her into insensibility with a
stove LsnOle. tlrf-eley RoWr.son. whom
Mrs. MePhersou identified as her as
sailant, was placed under arrest.
Dividend ia a Rank Cae.
Washington. Feb. 24. The comptrol
ler of the currency has declared, a div
idend in favtr of the creditors of 10
wr cent, in the case of the Indiana Xa-
i tional bank, Elkhart, Ind.
Repulsed in Attempt to
REST OF FLEET APPARENTLY RETREATING
News Confirmed From
Pana. Feb. 24. A Port Arthur dispatch
Kara t our Japanese cruisers ami two trans
port hare been took In a fresh attack on
Port Arthur. The dlnpatch atlas the attack
waa repnlaed and that the IlaMiaa battle
ship Retrlzan covered Itaelf with glory.
St. Petersburg. Feb. 24. It la officially an
nounced from Port Arthur that four .Japa
nese battleships and two Japanese trans
ports have been sunk in a fresh attack oa
Port Arthur. The attack was repulsed.
Paris. Feb. 1. The foreign t.llice
received late this afternoon the fol
lowing dispatch from the French con
sul at C'hefeo: "The Russians have
repulsed a Japanese attack upon Port
Arthur. Four battleship were ouni
ajred and run surround."
Shanghai, Feb. -'4. K:::." . in. The
Russian consul and commander of the
Russian gunboat Mamljur. now- in
these waters, received an official tele
gram today announcing t lie ,.1 a panese
made a futile attack on Port Arthur
last night. The dispatch adds that six
vessels are reported as being disabled.
but the character and nationality of
the ships were 'incertain.
Doubted by Legation.
Washington. Keb. 24. The Japanese,
legation here discredits reports of the
sinking of four .la pan eye warships and
two transports at Pert Arthur. At
tention is called to the fact that both
reports to that effect emanate from
Russian sources, and therefore should
be accepted with caution. Further
more, reference to the participation
of the Retvizan in the fighting and the
reported sinking of transports are
both regarded as tasting suspicion
upon the story. The Retizan is un
derstood to be in a condition unfitting
her for battle for many months, while
the presence of transports at Port
Arthur cannot le explained.
Heard Firing; at Port Arthur.
( hefoo. Feb. 24. The steamer (!ov.
ernor .laesehi, while passing Port
Arthur at .T this morning, heard heavy
tiring in that direction. There is a
persistent rumor abroad that several
Japanese warships have been disabled,
but so far it is unconfirmed. Another
Mcanier passing Dalny about the same
time reports it heard no firing.
Protest at Washlneton.
Washington, Feb. 24. At noon to
dav fount t'assini. the Russian am
CHICAGO POLICE ARE PUZZLED OVER A MYSTERY
LEADING UP TO AN ATTEMPED ABDUCTION OF GIRL
Chicago. Feb. 2i. Who i the "most
wealthiest willow in the worki" whoso
'husband was the son cf an earl" at:d
who after writing several anonymous
letters to pretty 17-year-old Roe Kali
ing. 33 Morgan strett. is supposed to
have attempted to kidnap her last Sat
urday night? 'That is a question the
police of the Maxwell street station
Ikivo vainly tried to answer cud which
the brothers and relative, of Rose are
seeking to solve on their own account.
At every turu the mystery Incomes
Ever since December, when the first
of the mysterious anonymous letters
was received by the Railing giil and
her family, efforts have been made to
find the writer. 5o far they have bt i a
without success. All are written in
the same handwriting and the last one
received was signed "May Kelly." the
name of a friend of Rose. It Is feared
the letter are not in the writing of
May Kelly. She ha a i.ot yet t e, n
found by either the police or the rela
tive of the .irL
Shortly lefore Christmas. Rose Kill
ing, w ho had worked iu a bindery en
Sherman street, received a letter from
a suppojsedjy unknown man who of
fered her marriage in the most en
dearing terms. "I will make you the
queen of society," the fetter ran. "1
am wealthy, and, seeing you arountl
the st&ix .where you worked, I fomul
Storm Port Arthur, With
of Six Ships.
Several Souces Japan
Integrity of Korea.
bassador, handed Secretary Hay the
Russian communication to the pow
ers protesting against Japan's alleged
violation of international laws.
Fleet I 'asses Wei Hal Wei.
Wei Hai Wei. Feb. i.'4. Four Japan
ese battleships and nine cruisers pass
ed this port today bound eastward.
London. Feb. 24. The fleet which
passed Wei Hai Wei today is supposed
to have been Admiral Togo's fleet
leaving Port Arthur.
Japanese at Pine Tanr.
Shanghai, Feb. 24. The Japanese
army corps landed at Chemulpo, to
taling :0.()tH men, has already been
deployed between Seoul and Ping
Yang. The advance guards are even
northward of the latter place. Owing
to a partial thaw the roads are bad
and transportation of protisions ami
war munitions is most ditticult.
Stone Influenced the Czar.
Loudon. Fell. 24. Renter's Telegram
company has given out the following:
'The abolition of ihe censorship of
news telegrams sent abroad from
Russia is understood to be the direct
outcome of an interview which Mel
ville F. Stone, general manager of the
Associated Press, had with the czar
at St. Petersburg. '
"StOne urged upon his majesty he
wisdom ( f abolishing the censorship,
and as a result of the manner in which
the 'matter was presented to him. the
czar called upon the ounister of the
interior for a report on the subject.
This report having been made, the
czar gave an order that the censor
ship .should cease."
Comes From Several Source".
London. Feb, '24. The ropoit that
the .Tapautvo had used the Russian sig
nals ar.-tl by ,o doing capturtd four
Russian torjM'do boats at Port Arthur
Is not officially confirmed, but it comes
from several points in the Far Fast.
Lamsdorf Sends Out Protest.
St. Petersburg. Fob. 24. Foreign
Minister I.ami-dorff has sent the fol
lowing circular to Russia representa
tives abroad: "Since the rupture of
the negotiations between Russia and
Japan the attitude of the Tokio cab
inet ha, const it irtetl open violation of
all cuKJMi'.ary laws governing ihe mu
tual relation of civilized nations. With
out specifying each particular violation
of these laws oa the part of Japan
the imperial government considers it
necessary to draw the most serious
attention of the powers to the acts of
violence committed by the Japanese
government with refiect to Korea."
Charges Against the Japanene.
The circular then goes ou to recite
your name and address and now offer
to marry you. Come to the
dance Saturday night uul sit near the
musician.-, and I wiltneet j"ou there.
You will know- my voice as secn as
you hear me speak, even though you
ha vo never seen me."' Rote didn't go
to the dance.
Ten days ago smother anonymous
letter in the same handwriting was re
ceived by Mrs. Kalling. IUise's mother.
It said the woman writer was tlie
wealthiest widow in the world." whose
husband'is lineagewhs given in Burke's
Peerage. She wanted a eoinimnion in
a trip around the world and offend to
iwy .l.ti.t every three.-months to Rose,
who was told to hang'ja yellow ribbon
in the window for a week if she ac
oeined. In order to hud out who ti e mys
terious writer was. a largo bunch of
yellow baby ribbon yas huug con
spicuously in the appointed place. That
was on Feb. 10. Ob 'the second day
another anonymous letterwas ree-eiveeT,
which niu as follows: -J.eur Rose: I
saw the riblKin. I am overjoyed that
you are to join me. Have Roe at the
St. I'aul station Saturday night at 9i0
and hare her take the JOrOO St. Paul
train, lion't have any one with her.
Tell her to get on the train and go as
far as the train goes, and there 1 will
In order to catch the writer of the
letura. dUb -a.5ettJe(l bbo?i where-
KOREA TO BE INDEPEND
ENT.)! Washington, Feb. 24. Secre
tary Haj" has received informa
tion that Japan has negotiated
a treaty with Korea whereby
she guarantees the independ
ence and integrity of Korea.
ihe indeiiendence. integrity ana neu
trality of Korea s agreed to by both
Russian and a.Ipanese treaties and "pro
claimed, by the Korean emperor, and
proceeds: "In disregard of all these
facts, in spite of all trtatios, in spite
of its obligations', and in violation of
the f umlamental rules of international
law. it has lieen proved by exact and
fully confirmed facts" that the Jap
anese government, before the opening
of hostilities against Russia, lauded
troops in Korea, and 'With a division
of its fleet "made a sudden attack on
Feb. S. three days prior to the declara
tion of war," on two Russian warships
iu the neutral port of Chemulpo.
Protests to the Powers.
Next it is charged that shortly be
fore the opening of hostilities, the. Jai
auese captured as prizes of war cer
tain Russian merchant ships in neu
tral ports of Korea; that Japan de
clared to the emperor of Korea that
Korea would Im henceforth under
Japanese administration: and that
through the French minister at Seoul
she summoned the Russian represent
ative at the Korean court to leave ttie
country, with the staffs of the Rus
sian legation and consulate. Against
all of the foregoing acts of the Jap
anese the Russian government lodges
its ja-otest with the powers.
Eighty-eight Out of 1 17 in Ohio Leg
islature Will Vote for Him
Columbus. ().. Feb. 24. Fighty-elght
out of the 117 Republican member of
the legislature have signed the peil
tion put. into circulation by the repre
sentatives and senators of the Nine
teenth t o:igri-t-ional district pledging
the ii- votes to Sonera I Charles Dick f.;r
United States senator.
Fifty-nine votes are necessary to
nominate in the Republican caucus, and
seventy-two are necessary to elect on
joint ballot in the legislature. The
bouse has adopted the senate joint res
olution fixing March 1 and 2 as the
diays for balloting for United States
SOVEREIGN CAMP FREED
New Orleans. Feb. 2!. In the case
of M. F. JiMiiper vs. the sovereign
camp. Woodn en of the World. tl:e
United State court of appeals hire
decided that no relationship ex
isted betweon the sovereign camp
and the individual camps of the order,
and that therefore it was irresponsible
iu da magi- for acts committed by the
Jumier was hit by the "goat" dur
ing liis initiation into the Water Val
ley, Miss., camp, and wanted $0,000 fr
alleged injuries sustained thereby.
-iose was to go to ttie station siicrt
ly after t o'clock, surrounded at a ins
tance by her four brothers and two
friends. Should any oi.e attempt to
get near the girl, ho or she was to be
seized and held by the brother till the
Ioliee arrived, and took the offender
in charge. At U p. nr. Saturday her
brother ReuVrt went to the foot of
the stairs and culled to Rose to hurry.
There was no rcixjiise. "She just this
minute went out into the back yard,"
called the mother.
Roliert went to the yard and found
Rose bound hand and fot, uiKible to
move and barely conscious from the
effects of a drug in a gag ovr her
mouth. She was lying ou her side by
the siio gate to the yard. Robert called
for help and then rifc-'he! into the alley.
No one was in sight, but after tiring
three shots inte the air, he siw a man
running south in th alley I etween
Morgan and Miller streets and he set
out to catch him. The man hud dis
apiearod in I'lue Island avenue by
the time Roliert got to the corner.
Rose was revived and told her story.
As she was alsmt to enter the shed
she was seized from thii:d and a cloth
thrown over her fa-e. That was all
she remembered exi-ept that as she
was dragged I tack ward, she clutched
at the ierson waist and discovered
her assailant to lo a woman. Oiher
than that she could tei nothing. m And
still the mysterious writer remains a
mystery . ,
UNION - OF FEDERAL EMPLOYES
Convention of Industrial Association
of America Adjourns at
Indianapolis. Feb. 'J4. The ecu von
tion of the Industrial Association of
America" adopted a constitution ami
recommended Xew York as the place
of uuetiug of the next convention, to
be held iu November. 1!H4. A reso
lutiou was adopted pledging the mem
bers to use their influence agaiust the
rmictice of requiring the union label
ou public printing and union labor on
publie work, dot hiring it a discrini
ination agaiust other citizens in con
flict with the liberties and privileges
of said citizei4?. A telegram of con
gratulation was tent to tJoveruor Pea
body, of Colorado, commending his
course during the miners strike. The
convention then adjourned.
Thr Cheers for Otis.
Kefore the delegates leTt'the room
three cheers were given for Colonel II.
G. Otis, of Los Angeles. Cal. "This
is the greatest thing that ever hap-
liened." said I). M. Parry, when asked
what ho thought about the convention.
We have laid substantial
fot'aidations iu this convention to be
gin a work in the I'nitod States that
will bo far-reaching and will be of gen
oral bonelit and that will bring peace
Instead of strife."
FRIGHTENED TO DEATH
BY ROBBER IN ROME
For.d du" Luc., Wis.. Feb. 24. IB
formation has leen rect ivetl hero that
Miss Julia Flint, of this city, who
sailed for Europe last December, is
dead ia Rome, in conseqiu nee of a
e-liock to her nerves, caused by an as
sault from a robber. While returning
from church in Naples. Dec. '21. a man
seized her and after a struggle se
cured her purse. She was tuketi ill at
once and never rallied.
ICE WILL PREVENT LAKE
NAVIGATION FOR "WEEKS
Muskegon, Mich., Feb. 24. Accord
ing to local steamboat men the early
opening of navigation here will now be
postponed several weeks, owing to the
thickness of the lee in Muskegon lake.
The lake and harbor are frozen to a
depth of alKut forty inches. It is
probable that Muskegon will have no
water communication with Chicago
until after the middle of March.
COCHRAN WILL SUCCEED
M'CLELLAN IN HOUSE
New York. Feb. 24. A special elec
tion was held in the Twelfth congies
sional district to till the place made
vacant by the resignation of Mayor
(Jeorge 11. McClellan as a member of
congress. The Democratic nominee was
W. I'ourke CoVkrnn. and he was elect
ed, lie had no Republicau opponent.
Illinolx K niglts of Marcaberit.
Joliet. 111.. Feb. 24. The triennial
stale c-onventioii. Knights cf Macca
bees of the World, has closed hTe. Sir-
I ti-eine Cmnniiutler D. P. Markey
Poit lli:.7C!, Mich., presdied. -in
election of the officers Chicago
cured all the important imsitions.
F. Downer was elected great ct.ni
maiider; Thomas M. Doig. great record
keeper, and Dr. A. H. Cordon, great
medical examiner, all of Chicago.
KIwhenefT Kiotrrs' t'aur.
Kisehenefi". Russia, Fob. 24. At the
resumption of the second trial of pris
oners connected with the massacres
here K urban and Retar, accused of
murdering A bra in Kegan. were acquit
ted of the murder, but the former was
condemned to a year's iinprisonmt nt
for participation in the riots.
lewey Off for the ITmI Indira.
Charleston. S. C. Feb. 24. Admiral
tleorge Dewey. Rear Admiral H. C.
Taylor, his staff of officers, and Assist
ant Secretary of State Ixsunis barde-d
the dispatch lxiaf Mayflower here and
sailed at on-e for West Indian waters,
where they will witness the fleet man
euvers. Hilled by m rx-oinotlve Kxplmiinn.
WillfciinKjKirt, Pa., Feb. 24. Ix'wls
Kwatzer and John Mahey, of Erie, lost
their lives by the explosion of a loco
motive on. the Pbifsidelphia and Erie
railroad, near Kane. Pa. Foth were
asleep in the caboose at the time of
the explosion. The engineer anil tire-,
man were blown out of. the cab of the
engire. but not fatally hurt.
Iratb of Pioneer Minnesota Ma.
St. Paul, Feb 24. Theodore Ror
up. aged 71 ye. rs. wh- was one of
the pioneer business men of St. i'aul,
fc" dead after a brief illness. Borup
of late years had Ixen secretary-treasurer
of the Pioneer Press Publishing
Wont Itllzrard of thn Winter.
Manitowoc, Wis., Feb. 24. Tlie most
sovere blizzard or the winter has ragd
hero for two days, blocking all rail
road and interfering with telegraph
and telephone communicatioaL
READY TO EXPLODE
Plot to Set it Off Dur
ing a Perform
ance. Salt Lake City. I'tah, l-'eb. LM. Dyn
amite that had been placet! in t lie
basement of the Dewey theatre at.
Park City fc.r the evi lent purpose of
destroying the building while a per
formance was taking place was ili--cevered
here today. The explosive
was in condition to be exploded by a
time contrivance attached to it.
Discover m riot.
Officers claim to hae discovered ev
idence of a plot to blow up the, thea
tre and cause loss of life. The police
sav thev will make arrests within 4S
Cause Alarm of Population In One
District of New
Albuqi'.er.-iV. X. M., Feb. 21. The:
IK'oplo living i'i the viiinily of So
corro, b.nuh of biro, are I, ct timing
alarmed at the frequent rtcurret.ee of
earthquake shocks there. Monday,
morning the third seveie shock in tho
past two weeks was felt.
Related reports received here are to
tho effect that, the great lava beds east
(if San M archil known as the Mai Pain,
or Had Lands, have been disturbed by
the shocks, great waves appearing hirw
and there ou the surface.
DEATH OF AGED WOMAN
RECALLS INCIDENT IN LIFE
Ray City, Mich., Feb. .21. In tho
death of Mrs. Mary Hugh-, at the rip;;
age of SI. this county loses out of its)
best known pioneers. For years she
had charge ef the old toll g-ite on the
Tuscola slono road. AUt;t twenty
years ago Shang Clark and his gang
of cutthroats were terrorizing this end'
of Michigan, and many burglaries in
this vicinity were charged to them.
One night about midnight Clark's gang
besieged the toll Rate ou Tuscola road
and brutally tortured Mrs. llosrle ia
the hope of making her reveal -the
whereabouts of her money, but with
out securing anything.
A farm employe was bound and
gagged, wbilo aivther took refuge on
top of an icebox, from which he fired'
a shot and wounded on of the burg
lar. At noon the next tlay Chief Mur
phy surrounded Masterdon's place,
catching Clark ff his guard, and ar
rested tho whole gang without a shot
being fired. Shang Clark drew n twenty-year
sentence from Judge Oreene,
and died only a year or so ao. Tho
rst of the gang served long terms.
SIOUX CITY MINISTERS
WOULD WOBK WITH UNIONS
Sioux City. Feb. 21. Rev. F. II.
Rheod. of the Third Pr sl ytn ian
church, has formally proposed to the
Sioux City Mlnisierifil npsocHtloii that
the mluisteis of the citv form a labor
i::nio':i to bring th ministers closer to
tin laboring man. The plan is meet
ing with much favor among the min
isters. ILLINOIS TOWN HAS AN
EPIDEMIC OF DIPHTHERIA
Mat toon. 111.. Feb. 21. Lake City.
a town northwest of here. Is in th
throes of a diphtheria epidemic, a nuni-
ler of families being down with the
disease. As a result the mayor has
issuert an order closing the public
schools and ah-o all public places wheio
gatherings of any kind are held. All
houses where the disease has appeared
liave leen placed under quarantine.
ISabj with m Heavy Tonnage.'
Chicago, Fi b. 21. A net tonnage of
twenty-six pound at birth Is a fairly
good start iu life, and few- there be
who Irf-gln their wot Idly tareer witU
half that avoirdupois. That is the
weight, however.of "Little Jluby" Mar
tini, child of Cliarles and Sophia Mar
tini, 12J Pac'flc avenue.
liryntt at Kiel: uniil, Va.
Richmond. Va.. Feb. , 24. William
Jennbig Rryan visited the house of del
egates und made a short address. He
was well received by the members and
senators, who came over to the house
sldo to erect him.