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VOL. IilXI. NO. 11 is.
ROCK . ISLAKD, ELL.., MONDAY, FJftfUtlJAItY Zi), ll04.
PHICJS TWO OJBNTb.
BOYS -ATTEMPT TO
HOLD UP A TRAIN
Body of James Elick, Northwest
ern Conductor, Found in
One of Most Serious Results of
Burning of Wisconsin
Body of Moros Encountered and All
Three Youths Are Chased After Some
Either Killed or Cap
tared. AVild Shooting is
DIE AT SEA
uesoerate Attack on
Port Arthur Thought
FIGHT AT PING YANG
Czar Issues Proclama
tion to Outside
Liao Vans', Manchuria, Feb. 29.
Foreig-ners living at Yan Kow say the
Japanese fleet have received orders
to attack and capture Tort Arthur
tomorrow at all costs.
Asked to Flrht to Ieth.
Port Arthur, Feb. 29. Gen. Stoes-
sei, commander of the garrison of the
GENjjr.AIi KODAUA. -
purt, lias i-su-d a general order call
ing iipwii the troops and inhabitants
to fight t the deatli in resisting the
Japanese attack upon Port Arthur.
RumhIuo Scout Driven Hark.
Chcfoo, Feb. 2i. The 20th Japanese
infantry ecciti inc Pine Yang, mid
way bctw-e-ii Seoul ami the lain riv
er, Sunday met a body of I'ussiau cav
alry scouts north of Ping Yang and
drove them back. It is estimated CO.
Ooti Japanese troops have landed at
Jap. Vont iV-o Itoata.
Port Arthur, Feb. 2'.. It is confirm
ed that a Japanese torpedo boat de
str'er was blown up and another
sunk during the recent lighting. The
wreck of the latter was subsequently
Toklo. Feb. 'JO. Korean soldiers en
the Hanv-Gycng frontier have been at
tacked and tlispersed by Russian
Indon. Feb. 20. Vladive stok has
IxM-n bloekuded by a Japanese fleet
since Thursday, according to a Daily
Mail dispatch from Hakodate, which
Adds that incoming steamer report
Uussiaii cruisers on the cast coast of
KInkwuaB, in the bay of ScinLil, Ja
lan. KouUdd Tell of Sklnnlnh
St. Petersburg. Fet. 20. A dispatch
deceived here from I.Iao-Yang. and
dated Feb. 28. says that Chinese on
the Yah,river retort that an advance
guard of Hussian cavalry which had
ienetruted Korea for a distance of
nlut iltt vcrsts iKTtJit the river Lad
ah eiiewante r with a detachment of
Japanese, aiid that The Japanese weie
compelled to" retreat and lleel. leaving
their horse, which were seized by
Cossacks. General Linevitchelispatehcd
cavalry and a Itody of infantry in pur
suit ami with au order to occupy noi th
Wmm Thi. th Sam Fight
Seoul. FeK 20. -Details of a skirm
ish at Ping-Yang show that fifty Ku
sian cavalrymen approached the north
late of the Japanese camp and tired at
l.OUl metres. A barp fusillate took
place and the Russians retired. All
foreigners are safe. The light took
place on the morning of the 2Sth.
All IJuIrt at I'ort Arthur.
St. Petersburg. Feb. :"..-.n official
cisateh received from Major General
Pflug. Viceroy AlexietTs chief of staff,
which is dated Feb. 2K. says: "The
night of Fel. 27 passd eiuierly at
Port Arthur. The enemy'.- squadron
kees in this vicinity. lJeiwrT5 are
coming In of movements of Chinese
troop west of the Liao river, and ac
cording to rumors about 10. Chines
trooua under Genera 1 Ma ajre.on.the
Washing-ton, Feb. 29. Gen. Wade
advises the war department that in an
engagement between Mai. Scott's ex
pedition and remnants of Hassan'
Moros at Jolo on the 14th the entire
body of Moros with the exception of
Hassan was either killed or captured
Lieut. vt estnumoer, a trooper, was
I ADMIRAL WALKER HEAD
OF CANAL COMMISSION
Washington, Feb. 29. The president
toddy sent to the senate the nomina
tion.s for tne isthmian canal commis
sion with Hear Admiral John G.Walk
er as chairman.
road between Tung-Chu ani Chao-Jan.
The miiitary guard on the Sin-Min-Tu
railway has been reinforced from forty
to fifty Chinese soldiers having been
placed at each station. Our mounted
troops have entered Korea, and the
attitude of the population is friendly
LOOKING FOR I.AM FIGHTING
HU F-t-rbur Keports KtiBaian Victories
la Skirmishe. with the Japi.
St. Petersburg. Feb. 20. The offi
CJal announcement by Major Gener
al Pflug, chief of staff to Viceroy Alex
leff, that Russian cavalry had crossed
the Yalu river is expected to be fol
lowed shortly by news of rather heavy
-aim ugming, as accore.jmr to seem
ingly trustworthy reorts General
Lenevitch has scut a whole army corps
or infantry to upi.ort the Cossacks.
who have penetrated to a point below
Anju, and who are reported to have
beaten the Japanese in several skir-
ni is lies.
Nevertheless, if this movement in
force is progressing it must not be as
sumed that the Russians have taken
the offensive, but rather that they are
taking up a strong position in northern
Korea in order to check the advance?
of the formidable army f Japanese
landing oil both shores of Korea while
the concentration of Russian troop"
behind the Yalu is being completed.
This concentration is making leetter
progress than is , generally believed
The movement of troops eastward
over the trans-Siberian railroad will be
greatly accelerated henceforth, as tele
graphic reports say that the Ice rail
road over Iake Itaikal was completed
yesterday. I'p to this time the tracks
have been used as far as laid, the
roldiers marching from the terminus
of the line to the other shore.
Grave rumors in circulation her
concerning the sufferings of the troops
crossing Lake Itaikal were communi
cated to the officer in charge, who tele
graphed that there were no cases of
severe frost-bite occasioning enner
death or amputation. He says that
the journey of twenty-five miles, which
takes twelve hours., is broken at a, re
lay station in the center of the lake,
where a hot dinntr is served, and that
particular care is taken of the weaker
men during transit.
Kl'SiSI.VS Rl'LKS OF WAR
Make. Foodstuff. Honrs uil Other
, AniuikU Contraband.
St. Petersburg. Feb. 20. Rules of
war were published ettfie ialiy last night.
An august decree had been referred
to the ruling senate by the ministry
of justice for the laying down of th3
rules which Russia intends to follow
during the war with Japan. The orig
inal draft of these rides was indorsed
by the czar with the words "It must
be so." .
The decree lays down the following
Ioints to Ik observed: (a The nag
covers the cargo for a belligerent, ex
cepting contra tiand of war. (b) Neutral
goods under the enemy's flag, except-
eontraband of war, are not subject to
confiscation, (c) Illockades to be obliga
tory must be effective that is, they
must by suflicient force cut off ap
proach to the enemy's territory.
Then, after making contraband war
materiel of every kind, the decree adds
Every kind of fuel, such as coal.
naphtha, t pirits, etc. Telegraph aiftl
telephone materials. Everything In
tended for warfare on hind or on sea:
also rice, foodstun, hordes, beasts of
burden, and any other animals intend
ed for wax purposes if they are sent
to the enemy's cost or order. Neutral
states are forbidden by rule seven to
transport the enemy's troops, to carry
letters or dispatches for the enemy or
to place transports or warships at the
Ity rule eight the imperial govern
ment reserves the right to depart from
the above dec! inns with regard to a
neutral or a hostile power which for
Its part does not observe them and in
any given case to make its regulations
suit special circumstances.
Offlrer Mar Go.
Washington, Feb. 29. The Russian
government has formally granted the
refuest of the United states that
certain army officers le permitted to
accompany the Russian troops in the
far eastern war.
DISAPPEARED SOME MONTHS AGO
Mutilation Show He Waa Foully
Dealt With Company
Chicago, Feb. 29. Evidence of a
probable murder came to light yes
terday when the body of James Elick,
a former conductor on the Chicago &
Northwestern railroad, floated over
the bear-trap dam of the drainage
canal at Lockport. The railroad com
pany has spent thousands r,f dollars
in the search for r.Iick, who disap
peared two months ago. and if the in
quest which the coroner of Will coun
ty fails to' explain the puzzling cir
cumstances of the case the railroad
officials will carry their investigation
Arose 28 Mile. Away.
The body came to the surface 2S
miles from the neighborhood where
Elick disappeared. An examination
revealed a Ions' gash fiver the left eye.
front tooth had been broken off.
the uniform coat removed and most
of the money which Elick is known
to have had in his possession taken
from the pockets. These circum
stances have led the railroad officials
to believe that Elick was struck down
and robbed and that his body was
then thrown into the canal by his as
sailants. Left the Caboose.
It is thought that the crime was
committed as the stock train of which
Elick was in charge was approaching
the six-track bridge near Campbell
avenue. J-.hck was seen to leave the
aboose, but when the cars were
stopped at Campbell avenue he could
not be found. So mysterious were
the features of the case that the com
pany offered a reward of ifjOO for the
recovery of Flick's body. His home
w as in West Chicago.
KILLED BY THUGS
Up Life Before Parting With
$5,000 Near Cen
terville. Sioux City. Ia.. Feb. 20". J. E. Jones,
paymaster of the Anchor coal mines,
was on his way trom c cntcrvn'e to
the miues with $,",KX to pay the min
ers, when he was held v.rt by two high
waymen. After being fatally shot he
whipjicd up his toani and escaped with
the money. Both robbers wtre -apt-uretl
and are in jail in Centervflle.
The robbers sprang from an ambustu
One held the horses, while the other
pointed a revolver at the paymaster's
head. Jones whipped up the horses
and the highwayman tired. lie re-cos
nized one of the robbers, and later, on
his description, both were arrested.
CorainarEaat to Testify In Behalf of
Salt I-nke City. Feb. 20. rresldcnt
Joseph F. Smith, of the Mmnou
church, accompanied by Aiostle Fran
cis M. I.yan: Andrew Jensen, the
church historian: Hiram Smith, and
other prominent church leaders, has
left l:er for Washington to testify
in'iore the sub-committee of the United
States senate committee on privileges
and elections in the Smoot investiga
tion. The United States mnrshall and his
deputies were unable to locate several
men subpoenaed, including Apostle
Tohn W. Taylor: Ceorge Teasd Me. of
Xophl, Utah: J. W. Taylor, of Farm
Ington; Judge J. M. Tanner; Mathias
F. Cowley and Samuel S. Newton.
CHICAGO EXPOSITION OF 1893 IS
ECLIPSED BY THAT AT ST. LOUIS
Ft. Louis. Feb. 0. That the exh bit
shipments at the World's fair nie is
excess of those a the Chicago exposi
tion at a sin-iinr period lecfoie th?
opening is- conclusively fbnwa ty a
statement prepared by Chi'f CIeik J.
E. Ilea san, of the traffic I ure-au. Ae
ccrding to a table h has iTe-p-are.1
the shipments of exhibits at the Chi
cago fair up to March 1 preceding
the ciiening reacheel a total of 3'i cars.
The total thipments of exhibits at the
St. Louis fjir, to and including Fen.
27. aggregate 4'M cars, or au cxce&s
of li cars.
To facilitate the handling of large
sums of money durkig the exposition j
PvCiQd Eveiitecn of -th largest banks
Ship in Flames While
WAS CHOICEOF DEATHS
Terrible Experience of
Those Aboard Pa
Port Town s r rd. "Wash.. Feb. 2r-
After suffering or.e of the most har
rowing experience- fr ni lire ana storm
that has ever lefallen"a craft on the
north Pacific coast the stpamer Queen
put in here to report the loss of four
teen lives. Tho lit of dead follows:
First-class passengers Miss Steiner.l
Cle Eluin. Wash., drowned; Mrs. E.
Adams, died from exposure. Second
class iwsscngers 1). E. Newrbury,
Texas, and II. Ruckh y, both drowned.
Memliers. of the' crew A. Neilson,
J. Neilsen and P. Freitas. Ptewsrds
W. II. Enemau, M. Somers, II. Doug
lass, A. Donelly and Ray
mond. Engineering department Pe
ter Mulin and M. Flynn.
Sretiml a Choice of Deaths.
ATout 3:45 o'clock Saturday morning,
tvhilo off the mouth of the Columbia
river, the Queen caught fire in her aft
er saloon in same unexplained way.
With indrecri! table swiftness the fire
gained headway and threatened soon
to envelope the whole ship. To add
to the horror the heavy seas running
meant death to any sent away in the
life-loats. The ll.imes became more
mid more threatening until when it
seemed a choice of deaths Captain
T'ouslnsordered! thelife-ltoats launched.
They wvre manned' by the crew and
ordered to remain close to the ship.
flame Are OurnrliPtl at last.
In these the women and children
were placed. Hally.x however, had
the boats been cat loose than, unable
to weather the tierce waves, two of
them were capsized. The passenger
and those of the (tew who remained
on board continued their fight against
the Haines w ith increasing succc ss, un
til at 7:40 a. m. the fire was brought
under contrcl. When it was thought
the danger from lire was i:t Captain
Cousins recalled tho life-boats and the
occupants wre taken aboard.
More Trouble Ahead.
The Queen was headed for thenioutn
of the Columbia river, and about O
a. m. t!ie steamer Santa Monica was
sighted. The Quoin signalled and
asked to stand Ity intil temporary re
pairs could be made. When everything.
had been made safe the Queen con
tinued on to the mouth of the Colum
bia, only' to find the? bar was too rough
to cross in. The distressed craft was
pointed toward Puget eound, but bad
fortune still pursued, and when he
rounded Cape Flattery she encountered
a terrific elet'trk'al siorm. With diffi
culty she weathered the gale and ar
rived here without further mishap and
proceeded to Seattle, "where she ar
rived abont nightfall.
NATURAL OAS KILLS
TWO INDIANA WOMEN
Huntington. led., Feb. 20. Mtk.
5I.ilial.-i Altman, aged '70 years, anel
her daughter Mrs. Carolina Early,
aged iiO, were found deael in their
chairs near the kite-hen stove at their
hoine. The discovery was made by
Mrs. Early's sou. Natural gas fumes
are supposed to have been the cause.
FIRST DEATHS IN RUINS
OF THE BALTIMORE FIRE
Baltimore, Feb. 20. William Fair
fax was kil'ed anel Walter E. Eolt seri
ously injured whi'.e at work razing a
wall in the burned district.
ana trust "companies o. St. Loui Ii;.vc
organize il the I'.jnkcrs' World's Fai;
National bank, chartered by the fe
cral government and capitalized in
yUM1!. The specific purpose of the
La'.:k is te Lave a convenient tlepfM
itory for tlv government funds, tLe
g;:te receipts of the World".- fair ani
the e-eint-esMoL'ane-s". anel for all those
that, wish to deposit thejr money for
saf-kc-ep:ng. The Kink, wfueh will
be loe ate-d inside ' th grounds, will
ceafe-to exist with the cloe of the
City of Mexico, Feb. 20. Presi
dent liaz ha appHnted ten comniie
Kiejnera for the exhibit at the St. Louis
exposition. Albio-Muncio to eoinmis-
Eioncr-Ln-chiff. Eacii. of the cvmmis-
MILWAUKEE OFFERS QUARTERS
State Officers Confirm Movement for
Removal of Capitol
Madison, Wis., Feb. 20. Governor
LaFollette has issued a supplementary
(statement In which he figures the lo.-
on the capitol building lirt at $.'JvtV
0U0, based on reports of several ex
perts. Other estimates oa the less
range from ?S00.HX) to $l.tXH0;:O. One
of the most sorious losses by the lire
was the destruction of the(raud Ariny
room. together with all of the record
of the depaitmeut- of Wisconsin and
of Lucius Fairschild post, of this city;
"Old Abe," the famous war tagle, at:U
all of the records, mementoes and rel
ics of the civil and Spanish-American
wars. Not a shred was saved from
the room excepting the battle flags.
Ciovernor LaFollette says: "From
general appearance I should say that
the north and, south extensions of the
building, which were built In the early
SO's, are not damaged' much and can be
replaced easily. The wings from the
main portion of the building to the
extensions at the extreme ends are
much damaged, but only part of one
of the walls probably will have to be
rebuilt. Practically nothing remain
of the north portion of the building
except the outer walls, the walls sup
porting the dome, and the tile floor in
the first story.'-!
Officers Have Conference.
Milwaukee, Feb. 20. A special to
The Sentinel from Madison. Wis., says
that Governor LaFollette had a con
ference with a number of state otfi--ials
yesterday to consieler steps to be
taken with regard to the replacing of
the state capitol, but nothing definite
was agreed upon.
SHOWS HIMSELF IN
Munroe Finds no Trouble in Besting
Sharkey in Six
Philadelphia, !!. 1!0. Jack Munroe
outfought Tom Sharke-y in the-ir six
round bout at the See'ond Regiment
armory in this city. Munroe stepped
frcm the ring without a mark, while
both of Sharkey's eyes were badly
swollen from vicious right and left
swings of the I.utte man. In only one
rbunel. the first, elid Sharkey have any
advantage ove-r Munroe. After this the
battle was almost wholly in Munroe's
When Munroe began to find the
sailor's stomach Sharkey became wild,
and nearly all of his leads went round
Munroe's neck. In the fifth rounel
Munroe had bis antagonist in trouble,
and again in the sixth round Sharkey
was in great distress. The blows which
Munroe landed on Sharkey's stomach
went straight from the shonKler anl
were hard enough to have knoe-ked out
almost any tighter. The general opin
ion seems to- be that Jeffries will now
be called mon to defend the champion
ship against Munroe.
Crime Committed ly a Negro At
tempted Holdup of
l.irmingliam. Ala., l i b. 211. A pos
tal clerk was killed and another fa
tally injured by a negro who lutarde".!
the Alabama & (ireat Sonihern train
e-arty today near Meridian, Miss. The-
negro was captured ity a pejr.se
later. Kailroae.1 efiie-ials believe it
was an attempt to hold up the
Fie.iviv; will have an a.-sistant. The
coiiiii:!.'.-ion cover th de-p-.irtnie uts of
txlucat i"ii and so-ial economy, art and
e:itii!ioi' gy. libera! arts, n:annfa-ti:ies,
aiachim-Ty ar.d electricity, agriculture.
niincH and metallurgy, a fore-stry. gn inl
The exhibit in its totality w ill be the
largest and UKi.it comprehensive Mexi
co has ever had anywhere, surpassing
tee exhibit attempted at Parts and
Cbie-ago. The manufacturing and agri
cultural displays will b gre-.it a?l min
ing will bo tuitcrbly illustrated. TUe
collection of Mexican wextds is to be
complete. The commissioners expect
to t-penel nearly a yar in SfLouls.
The Mexican artillery band will leave
be re In July anel remain at the Mexi
can building until the clo?e of the fair-
Franklin, Ind, Feb. 20. Three
boys, each about 1G years o age, at-
tcmpte.l to hold up a J. M. and I. pas
senger tra!n near this city at night.
The train was moving slowly at the
time. One of the number commanded
the engineer to stop and fired through
the cab window, narrowly missing the
engineer. Another bullet shattered a
glass in the smoking car window.
The train was stopped and the train
men pursued the tleelng toys. who
were successful in eluding their pur
suers. It is said that the names of the
young bandits are known to the police.
Shortage of Snrety Company's Mana
ger Found to be $270,
500. roston, Feb. 20. The, American
Surety company, in connection with
the alleged shortage in the accounts
of its former manager. Walla.? II.
Ham, has turned over to St. Luke's
Home, of which llaiu also was treas
iirer, all of the Itooks of the honied
which were for.ml in the surety com
pany's cilice. It is learned that a bank
beek and the stubs of a eheck book
which the trustees of the Hi;ine are
anxious to legate are missing. Among
other things it is learned that at least
one account that the Home had with
a .savings bank had been drawn, and
that there is no record of what had
been done with the nmncy.'
The Traveler says: "In an official
statement to The Traveler E. C. Eck
er and A. E. Sheridan, auditors for
the American Sure-ty company, give
Wallace II. Ham's shortage at ?27G,
VV, ofwhlch some $22.",(KKi was e,f
the funds of the American Surety com
pany. $r.0,coo from the treasury of St
Luke's hospital and $1,500 from St.
Faul"s church. Mrs. Ham lias reim
bursed the Surety company to the ex
tent of $"i0,000.
GOLD MINING COMPANY
SUES UNION OF EMPLOYES
';ni Franc!: : e. I-YI. 20. Alleging
Prat its property has been elamage-d to
the e::ter.t o! .ti tu'n, and that many
lives are in iniiuiiu-.it peril, the Uaw
hide Cold Mining e-emipany has brought
suit i:i the I'nitid States eirceiit court
against t-he Jamestown Miner;-;' un
i:i and the Tuolumne Miners' union
boih alliliatcel with the "Westcrii Fed
eration .of Miners.
The complaint prays for an oreler
restraining the nicnibeTs of the union
from perpetrating furtlur acts of vlo
lenee uioii the employes and proinrty-
of the mine owners.
FAVORS CONTINUANCE OF
BANKERS' UNION OF WORLD
Lincoln. Ne b., Fe b. 20. A re port fa
Yen-able to the contlnuniice in buslne-ss
of the Hankers T'nica etf the World
(a fraternal insurane-e e-ompany of
Omaha i. unde-r ne'w restriction and
regulations has be-en made by Supreme
Cemrt Refe'rer Itoljert Ityan. The state
insurane-e elepartment charged violation
of law and sought to have the affairs
of the company wounel up. The su
premo court will consider the referee's
ANOTHER ARREST IN THE
BEDFORD MURDER CASE
Hedfonl. I nek. I Vb. 20. George Ear
hart, who says his home is in Illinois,
lias been arrested charged with carry
ing coneealwl weapons. He was fined
?23 and e-osts and given a Jail sentence
of thirty elays. He has leen uneler
surveillance for several weeks by eie
teetivcs who are at work on the Sarah
Schafer murder mystery. He was
nrmeel with a heavy revolver and re-
NO INSTRUCTIONS FROM
DEMOCRATS OF INDIANA
Indianapolis. Ind.. Feb. 20. I'nless
there is an unexpected change In the
programme, the Indiana delegation
will go to the Democratic national
convention in St. Leuis uninstructed
for any candidate for president or vice
RUSSIA MAY EXHIBIT
AT ST. LOUIS AFTER ALL
Ft. Louis," Feb. 20. A cablegram has
been rex-el veel by the World's fair man
ngcincnt from Etheibert Watts, T'jiit-e-d
States consul general at St. Pet-ns-burg,
Itussia, raying: '"Itetafn Itim
sia's space fortnight." The message
is taken to mean that Kussla is ntlll
unde-clde'd alout participation and
want two weeks to finally settle the
GEN. REYES PRESIDENT OF
COLOMBIA BY SMALL VOTE
Co!on. Ftbi 20. Confirmation of the
election of General Itafael Keyes to
the presidency of Colombia by a ma
jority of three electoral votes has Just
Greece and Turkey Form
Pact in Event of
Abdul Hamld Seems
to Have His Hands
St. Petersburg, Feb. '20. Owing to
a report that the Russian ambassador
at Ceinstantinetple has an idea that
the passing out etf the lilack sea fleet
has been abandoned, much more seri
ous news eetnies frenn the near east,
giving tne nlea that lurkey. if she
sees an opportunity, will refuse to
carry eut dreek reforms.
An authority here, accounting feir
the arming ef Greece, says an agree
ment has been entered mtei between
that country and Turkey whereby, in
case ejf war, lireece occupies Mace
eletnia. War sentiment etf the Yilelish
Kiosk has reached such a point that
it may at any me.ment get bevemu cem-
ol eif Abdul ilaniiil. . Knowledge of
this ae-counts for Austria's eager mil
Gets a Nrw Loan.
Paris, Feb. 2!). The Otleunan bank
has just inaele a new advance tei the.
Turkish ireivernment etf $1,000,000.
guaranteed by surplus profits etf the.
fiirkish ge)vernincnt tobne-e-o metneip-
ejlv. Last December total ree-eints ef
the Ottoman public elebt reached $1,-
i(i.r.()0, as against $1.27'.sou in,!)'
cember, 1'.I02. in the month etf
nary the receipts rose' to $4ii(i.s."i0, as
against $:."i0.9."t0 for the same month
It is bedie-ve'd a poweiful syndicate
etf Turkish securities is being formed,
at the instigation . of the Ottoman
bank. It is said to be e-oinposeel eif
the leading loan nssociat ions unci
chief representatives of great banks
and lending French. English anil (Jer
nian financiers. Turkish consolidated
4 jut cents closeel this week at
an.l Ottoman bunk at "41.
Ohio State Guard Signing Men to
Help Japan Government
Cincinnati. Feb. "'.K The govern
ment has be-gun an in ve-st igat iejn of
what is alleged to be the first known
violation etf the neutrality pretelama
tion issued by Freside-nt Koosevelt at
the beginning etf the Kusso-Japa ue-so
war. The case- is that ef letters
which are being sent to eifticers etf the
1st regiment, Ohie National Guard,
asking them te jetin a military expeeli-
tiejn, reparing fejr fereign service."
The construction placed upejii this is
that the legiem is te ge either with
the IJussians etr Japanese. The let-te-rs
are signed "William Wayne," und
a petstscript reads:
"Should yeni elesire to join us, a cap
taincy and $1,200 a year will be grant-
The letters hae arouseel muedi in-
terest among the etfiie-ers tf the regi-ine-nt.
Kvery f-ee-ond lieutenant etf
the organizat'iri has been the recipi
ent of u copy of the letter. ' All are;
writte-n in the
enly e'ifFer in
Ni'arlv all are
same style anel the'y
the -place f ' mailing,
were ca ni-elleel by the
railway mail service, and an ollicial
of the roverniiie-nt wlio ttk one ejf
the letters in charge expressed the
eipinion that the letters were brought
to this city by an eastern mail train.
MASSACHUSETTS A. 0. U. W. 1
QUARREL IS GROWING WARM
Hoston, Feb. 20. The members of
the Massachusetts branch of Ancient
Order of Uniteel Workuieu have re
ceived a circular from William H. Mil
ler, the supreme master workman, in
forming them that tluy must render
allegiance to the officers of the state
grand lodge who have been den-tared
to be legal officers by the sunremo
lodge, and not to those who were de-
clareel eleerteel by the majority of the
lodge at its m-ent convention In this
NEW BASEBALL LEAGUE IN
WISCONSIN IS DISCUSSED
Duluth." Minn., Feb. 29. Arrange.
me-nts practically have been completed!
here for the formation of a new basa
ball league to le composed of Duluth,
Calumet. Oshkosh, Appleton. Kan
Claire, Superior, Hancock-Houghton
and Green Euy.