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VOL. LIJI. NO. 124
BOCK ISLAND, MONDAY, MARCH. Id, 104.
Pliion TWO CJiT8.
PLAN FOR OPENING
A BOOiV! FOR MILES
Management at St. Louis Prepar
ing a Program fcr
Judge Hiles, Witness in the Smoot
Launched by Iowa Democrats
Case, and Ex-Senator
Rawlins at Issue.
Who Ciaim There is Na
Upheld by the Su
AGAINST THE MERGER
Tribunal Holds Defend
ant is a Trust and
nslungton, March 11. I he su-
r'ni' court todav handed iloiin a de
cision in the Northern Securities case
in favir of the government.
The opinion was read by Justice
Harlan. It afhrms the opinion of the
I'nited States circuit court for the
district of Minnesota. The effect is
to sii-tnin the contention that the
l-'hermnn anti-trust law applies to
railroad combinations of the charae
tcr in tpie.st ion.
Harlan said that in the merger of
the two roads stockholders disapliear-
iiii! reappeared in the securities
company, the two thus becoming
prnel ically consolidated in tlie holding
company, tlie principal object being
to prevent competition.
"Xii scheme or device could more
certainly and more effectively come
within the prohibition of the anti
trust law. and it is within the niean-
f tin- act as a trust" were the terms
in which the finding was summed
The decision was coiicii rrcd in by
luticcs I'.rown. P.rewcr. McKenna
and I lay. w hi le .1 list ices Fuller. White,
Perl. ham and Holmes dissented. .Ins
lice Holmes read the dissenting opin-
i'iii. lie construed the anti-trust Jaw
;i- a criminal statute mil declared
then- was nothing in it to indicate it
had been enacted merely for the con
trol of la rye coi:e ins, as is generally
Indeed, t he law had not been under
sto:i as applying to railroads until
so construed by the supreme court.
The act. he contended, applies only
to contracts and combinations in re
straint of trade and makes no refer
ence to compel it ion.
MAD MULLAH OFFERS TO
SURRENDER TO ITALIANS
Paris. March 11. Uaipel asserts
that the Med Mullah of Somalllai d.
n ho l.:s been -ius!ng the l'ritish
force in that coi:n:r.v sTtft troublo
for months past. t:nLs be is unable to
continue- his cauiiuiin and. lias offered
t sin render to the lt:;!!! government
ouconditioii that lie is not handed over
to the Knglisli. Tlie Italian authori
ties, says llipiK'l. have refused to ac
ceded to his reejucst.
UNITED STATES SHOT
PUT RECORD IS BROKEN
Ami Arlor, Mich.. March, 14. Ui.it
rvl States Hi-pound shot-put record was
broken in the indoor tnick meet l-o-lvii
the l'niver--ity of Michigan ai.d
First regiment, of Chicago, by Unse.
the Michigan freshman, who did -17
feet ''; im-hes. Kirby. of the First
regiment, was se-cond, with 43 feet
22 incites. Michigan won the meet
easily by a wore of 42 to '-2.
YOUNG SPANISH KINO
WILL VISIT THE KAISER
Iterlin. March H. The mother of
King Alfonso wrote to the emieror
recently eaying that she very much
wished to present her con to blin. and
the eniieror aceorrtiTisjly while on hi
way to the Mediterranean will receive
the young king on loard the North
Cctmnu I.loyd .foumer Kocnig Albert,
IS NAMED IN SANGAMON
pi ir.gtit Id. 111.. March lb Kepub
lieans of Sangann u count in cniui'ii-,
l:o-i today selected an auti-Yales del
egation t tlie state conv cut ion.
PATTI SAILS FOR EUROPE IN DISGUST
WITH CHANGE IN AMERICAN PUBLIC
New York. March 14 Willi her
purse lined with $.'ii.(mo which the
public paid her to hear her sing. Mme.
A-TeJaine Patti nn ! her hi'band. Parn
ei'erst rom. have -ai!ed for Europe.
:ii': tr.l with janKecs v. bo hr.d ds-
erts! that the dia had lost her
ui r. Mir.e. Patti declared that Amer
icans would rather see a prize fiirht
t!:n hear her sing. " V"-." said Mine,
l'atti, I am pained to think that
ALL INSIDE THE FAIR GROUNDS
Instructions Sent to Shippers of Ex
Libit to Assist in Quick
St. Louis, Maren 14. The pro
gramme for the inauguration, cere
monies opening the Louisiana Pur
chase exposition on Saturday, April CO,
will probably be officially announced
within the next -'siy or two. The great
er portion of the programme has been
comple ted by Colonel E. C. Culp, chair-
ina:i of the committee on ceremonies,
but the details are withheld until the
arrangements for the speakers have
been iK'ifected. The opining cerebra
tion will Le exclusively an exposition
affair as to participant, and will be
confined to tlie ground. There will
be a parade, but the line of march
will be inside the ground. After the
jarade the ceremonies will be held
in the I'laza, of St. Louis. The pro
gramme, it is estimated, will Lave been
fulfilled by noon, lit whhh time the
exposition will be formally declared
Information as to Kililbit.
Tbe management of the cxiosition
is urging exhibitors to forward by
mail immediately uion the shipment
of their displays a notie-e conveying
full Information with refenoice there
to, as to character, destination, car
numtiers; weight, etc., to reach the ex-
jtosition in advance of the consignments-.
It is stated by the manage
ment that in the majority of cases to
date this regulation has been com
plied with, and delivery has been ac
complished. Some exhibitor.-, however,
have failed to appreciate the necessity
of this notification, which has result
ed in the consignment of tlie material
to storage and a delay of from oi:o
to three weeks in dt lively at the ex
Wanta Definite information.
Owing to the peculiar tiriuii-.il sit
uation in St. Louis, und the vast
amount of exposition freight to be
handled in addition to the regular traf
fic of this great railroad center, it Ia
essential, the management states, that
the exposition should have definite In
formation with reference to shipments
en route, in order that arrangements
may be made for immediate delivery
Help for the Exhibitor.
An organization operating under the
direction of the director of exhibits
has been i-rfectod by which the ex
hibitor i relieved to a great extent
of the necessity of looking after the
details of his shipments, and which at
the same time is charged with the im
portant task of securing immediate
delivery of all material to the prop
er exhibit space upon its arrival at
the grounds. It is quite necessary,
however, that the exposition should
be fully advised of shipments en route,
m that when the material is received
at the gates the exposition railroad
can without further inquiry or c"e
l:i j- d.ndirer them to the proper point,
and the transfer company at once
move the exhibit to the space al
lotted. SUPPOSED BAND OF
Police of Sr. liouis Make Arrest ot
Members of a Had
St. Louis. M-re:i 14. Afte:- sh lde.w
ing for a wrek dctee; ies li.no arrest
ed three men giving th. names of Ed
ward Seely, of Cleveland: John C.
St.Mmway. of Tayiorville. III., and
Prank Tempi in, and nN Mrs. Toinp
':n and Annie Veniusn. on suspicion
th.-it the nieii a;e safe-1 lowers. Tlie
tiu were in a room in which were
found a pint b ttle cf niti o glyee; iue,
lusfs. revolvers and steel wcdjje--.
According to the jxdiie the P.ertil
o;i rccorHs show that on May t. ls'.Y
Tcieplin was sentenced from Kurling
toTi. fa., on conviction of sfe-blow ing.
Ncely finally stated that his wife ami
baby are in a hospital fn Cincinnati.
The five are held for investigation.
The hou-e in which the arrests were
made is the reputed birthplace of Eu
gene Field, on South Broadway.
Americans should not think anything
of art: that they would rather see n
S-rie :;ght than to open their purses
to hear goixl muiie and good sinjiinu.
How much hate I made on my tour'.'
We'.l. 1 bad expocte.l to make at Irast
sati).(MNi. but I made on'y $'L Po
I like America as well a- I used To do?
1 hae changed a trifle in my opinion.
Ileally. America is not what it used to
be. It has change!, and I can't say
that tle change is an improvement."
Snowstorm General in
DRIFTING IN PLACES
Traffic Badly Impeded
Depth 4 to 8
Chicago. March 14. The snow storm
which began here yesterday afternoon
continues todav. Seven inches of snow
have fallen and the prospects are good
for its continuance throughout the
dav. Steam and electric traltic is more
or less delaved.
Keportn From OuUIiIk.
A furious blizzard is rejmrted rag
ing throughout southern Wisconsin
and lower Michigan. A hiirh east wind
is drifting the heavy fall of snow and
ba'ily impeding traffic. Fr m .four to
six inches of snow hate fallen in Iowa
MRS. DYE FREE TO
LEAVE THE STATE
So Law to Prevent Woman Accused
of Murder I'roni De
parting. Des Moines, la., March 14. J)espite
the activity of Governor Cuiumins and
the attorney general in an effort topre-
pare a law by means of which Mrs.
Sherman Dye, of Iioone, may be extra
dited, the Dyes will be able to leave
the 6tate before tlie necessary legisla
tion can be enacted. A telegram tomes
from Iioone stating tiiat Mr. and Mrs.
Dye frankly acknowledge that they in
tend to have as soon as he could findi
employment el.-cwhne. He has lost
Lis iosition as oieratur at the Chica
go and Northwestern otlic-es o:i account
of the notoriety attending his connec
tion with Miss Nelson, of Pierre, S. IX
The clerk of the federal court at
this city was then appealed to in tlie
hope of finding some statute whereby
Mrs. Dye could be arrested and held
landing the action of the legislature.
It was found that there is alsolutely
uo law covering misuse of the mails
in this manner. The Dyes are there
fore at liberty to go. The governor
and attorney general re hastening
the preparation of the law, but it can
not get through the legislature before
FOUR HURT IK BURNING
OF A CATHOLIC ACADEMY
Pay City, Mich., Mr.rcli 5 1. Holy
Ilosary academy, ir.ajntaincl by the
Dominican Sisters fn Essex ville, a
Miburli. wn.s dc.k iroyed by lire, ent.vl
ing a loss of $!:."". The insuraive
is placed at f 12.'" ?. Thirteen sifters
pud fortj--nve children wue in the in
stltation. Sister Ahxia was ciusht
!n tlie second story and forced
to jump from the wlmhr.v, i-usiiinii.;
a fracture or the.nt.t leg anui o1t
Injuries that may result fatally. Dena
Sclualtr., 10 years old. whose home is
in (.il.idwin. Mich., was misled during
the excitement, beirg i:i in her room
on the third tloor. ,
Ainott Parker ard Antony Scyman-
pki went to Ler rescue. They carried
h r to a front window, to which a
ladder had been raised, and in the act
of lowering her the ladder t-Iipprd,
throwing all three to the ground. The
girl's right arm was- broken and she
was internally injuird. Parker was
badly hurt about the lack and legs.
The flesh was torn from Scymanski'a
left arm and he was otbcrwiseLruised.
HATLESS MAN OF MACON
IS VICTIM OF HIS HOBBY
Macon. Mo.. M;:nh 14. William
P. P.each, for the last tv.i nty-tiveyeara
known as "The Ilatht-s Man of Mn
con." is dead from pneumonia, a vic
tim to Lis theory, the doctors state,
that a man would enjoy better health
by discarding head-wear altogether. In
ail kiixl of weather. Fcr a quarter
of a century Peach had never under
any circumstances jNrrmitted a hat up
on his Lead. He declared th::t hats
cause catarrh and luildness.
CADETS AT WEST POINT
WILL ATTEND THE FAIR
WashirgTon, March 14. The wjr
detriment has d cid.-d to send the
full body of cadets from the West
Point Military academy to the St.
Ixcis exposition for a j cried of ten
QUESTION OF RELIGIOUS FAITH
Calls Rawlins a Mormon; Rawlins
Calls the Statement "False"
for Thirty Years.
Washington, March 14. The first di
rect issue of veracity in the Smoot
case has developed, and the men at the
two ends of the disputed proposition
ore Judge Ogdea Hiles. assistant Unit
ed States attorney from I860 to 1SC0,
and later a judge of the district court
of Utah, and ex-United States Sena
tor Joseph I- Hawllns. . The issue is
sharp, clear a cd well-uVlinod. Oiie of
the men is mistaken, fcr the stafcv
JOSEPH L. BAWLISS.
ments of the two prir.i ipals cannot be
reconciled. During his testimony be
fore the .senate c ommittee on elections
hi the Smoot case Hiles declared that
ex-Senator 1'awlins was a Mormon
now. Van Celt mentioned the fact
that the ex-Sena lor stood out against
the church In regard to its principles
and worked against it.
May Ni He a "Goofl Mormon.
Judge I'ihs corrected Van Cott's
statement by saying, certain princi
ples." and then said tint with the
qualiliention lie had made) be regarded
Itawliar as a Mormon. Continuing, ke
raid that while it may be said that
Iiav.lins is "not a good) Mrmon" nev
ertheless Le was a Mormon. He de
clared that Uawiins once believed in
the geod faith of the Mormon church,
Lut that he did not now beleive in it.
Declare Himself Posted.
Van Cctt attempted to take Hiles to
task for his statement that Kawlins
was a .Mormon, and asked If, as a
matter of fact, his entire testimony
was iiot just as reliable sis his state
ment In regard to Pawlins. The wit
ness stood' his ground in regard to
Kawliib- and said that lie knew what
he was talking about, and that with
the qualifications he had madeltawlius
was a Mormon. He added with. em
phasis that there were no qualifica
tions in regard to the remainder of his
KA1VL1N3 DECLARES IT FALSE
Eajs Ht" Does Not Ilrlleve in Any Mormon
Doctrine or Kevetation.
Tie issue of vera city developed when
the following telegram was receivtnl
by Senator Purrows, dated Salt Lake
City, March 1U, and signed J. I-.
Kawlin.-: "Judge llilei' statement
that I am a member of the Mormon
church is unqualiliedly false. I do
not believe in any of its doctrines,
dogmas or revelations. Have no affilia
tions with it. Such has be n my at
titude in public and in private lor
thirty years. ;ive this publicity in
Hiles farther ti-stiiietl that Reed
Smoot could not Lave bteti elected to
the Pnifed States senate without hav
ing first been chosen as an ajwjstle of
the Mormon chinch, and that after he
was so chosen he could not have been
Oefcated. Hiles told an interesting
story of the prosecutions of Mormons,
and said the tir-t cessation in the flag
rant practke of lolygniiows cohabita
tion came after the pasrage cf the
Edmunds-Tucker act making nd'.iltery
a crime and prescribing heavy penal
ties for violations. I'p to that time
the jeoplo went to jail or paid tines.
declaring it preferable to obey thelaws
cf bd rather than the laws cf man.
The heavy tines for subsequent pros
ecut!on for adultery, h" said, brought
a change of view. Mary of those
prosecuted were poor and unable to
pay the tines and then they accepted
the offer of the oemrts to waive punish
ment if promise was give;; u.'t to con
tinue to violate the laws.
The cemmittce was adjourned fu1
Ject to the call of the chairman.
WANTS MORMONS KEPT
FHOH PIIEAC3ING IS STREET
New York. Marc'.i 14. Mrs. Darwin
R. James, president of the Iuterntior.
al Council of Women for Christian and
Patriotic Service, has sent a letter to
Mayor McClelhin In which she protests
strongly against the action of the may
or In licensing a Mormon elder to
preaclx In tte streets.
Reports Port Arthur Had
Fallen Prove Un
founded. ALL IS QUIET THERE
Togo Tells of Recent Op
erations at Port
St. Petersburg. March
There is no truth in the
tin' Russians have abandoned Port
Arthur. Admiral Abaza, secretary of
the commission on far eastern affairs,
authorizes the Associated Press to de
ny the storv. and savs the situation
it Port Arthur is unchanged. Noth
ing ol importance has occurred there
Tien Tsin. March 14. The reported
occupation of Port Arthur by the.Ja
a.x.ese is untrue, according to a ic!e
gram received here at 11 today, which
left Port Art-bur at 7 Sunday evening.
The riot nt Shan.-i turns out to be un
important. From .lapaufpe Source.
Wei Hai Wei. March 1-!. .Japanese
here report Port Arthur lias b
Sy Dumaire Wan Silent.
Tokio, March i t. -N'i-eroy AlexietVs
report stating that a Japanese torpe
do boat destroyer was sunk and ilie
crui-er TaRasago heavily ilamaged by
shell tire of the Kussians during t!n
assault on Port Arthur, is oiiieially
pr noiincc:! untrue. The damaged
Japanese destroyers i-an be repaired
in a week and it i'! not be necessary
to docli thenr.
l ight Between IHtnI.
'J'.ikio, March 1-4. It is reiiorted that
a Japanese cavalry ictrol t.u?agetl a
liariy of Russian t emits iuar Kasan,
wet of Anju, Saturday. The Rus
sians numbered thirty. Confirmation
of the light is not obtainable.
Toko Heard From.
Tokio. .March M. Admiral Togo's
report of t!c fourth attack en Pert
Arthur by the Ja;ianese fleet on March
10 reached Tokio late Saturday after
noon. It Feems to set at rest the chro
nology of events before Port Arthur
fcinco Wednesday of last wink. ai:d
fixes the date of the beginning of the
Japanese movement at 1 a. m., March
10 (Thursday i. The report is as fol
Some Sperial Ttlincs Are Sunk.
"Our squadron as pre-)irr.:ii- d a
tacked the enemy at Port Arthur oa
March H. Our two torpedo llidili;.;-
reached the mouth of tlie harbor a
Port Arthur at 1 o'clock on the mr.rn
ing ol tlie j -nil. i ii!i:r.g no enemy,
and waiting unti ldav.n, one flotilla en
taped in sinking .-pedal mines in the
harlMir entrain e. Notwithstanding tlie
enemy's tire cur flotilla succuded la
ticking the mines.
Ens::S,'ent of Torpeilo Doatft.
"The other flotilla met the enemy's
torpedo flotilla, consisting of sK boat:-,
in the I-ao Tlsie Shan chaniiel. toulh
of l'ort Arthur, at 4:.'lo o'clock a. in..
A hot engagement occurred at -lo.-e
range for thirty minutes. The enemy
then took flight.
DOTH SIDLS IIAO LOSSES
Togo Tells of the Capture auil I.atT Sink
ltg of the SteresiM'liteliI.
"Our lire greutiy damagd the Rus
sian ships, one of which was badly
crippled by a shot through the boilers,
and enothir was bse-rd to be on
tire. So clew were the two flotillas
to each oii.er that our d' stroyci s, the
Asashio, Ka-timi and Akatsuki. nearly
touched) the e.iemy'ft ships, and our
crews -ouid ov u hear the -ries cf
agony of fir- k;ji"rd ir.cn on th'-ni. We
sustained some- damage und b;-s. The
Akatsuki bad a sttam pipe hioktn and
four stekere were killed thereby. Our
loss was m-v n killed and f iht wound
ed. Among the latter is Chief Kugin
eiT Minamisawa. of the Kasuuil.
"Our other flotilla, whii- leaving the
barber ei;trai:oe, observid uvo lP.;s
sian ttrpede l,4'.is omii g from m,i-
ward. aii(! imm -cjatHy i i.gagtl tU m,
the battle Jastir.g -one l our. Alter
! causing them severe damajre one of
them effected i?" ct--ai-e. but our t'e
etroyir Sasaiuimi c;:pttued the other
Ixiat. which proved to be the iare-SU-s
"Notwitl.st.-intliiig the Lit: I batteries
pouring a hiavy ii;e on our flotilla the
e?ipii:red vessel was t-iken in low.
Owing to the high sea the tow-line
kii parted and the Nasanaini found it
litctstuiy to take the crew, from the
Quincy Paper Urges Him for Consid
eration of Democrats of
Des la.. March 11. leva
Democrat?. h hi a confere r.eO here ami
la i:r.cli-.-d a loor.i fcr !e-acn:l Nels:ii
A. Miltv; for the Der.'.e;iat:e nomina
tion fcr president. It is Mated for it
that the Iowa movement is part of a
uationil one which has been inaugu
i:iitd by (ler.erul Miles" managers.
Colonel A. I.. Serter, of Mason City,
at one time .-:". n.lidate for ccuignsa
from tli" Fourth di.-.trict. seems to have
been the moving .spirit in the nu t ting,
whuh was called secretly". Those pres
ent at tiie conference represented near
ly the entire Democratic representa
tion in the legislature, with many
prominent Democrats throughout tlie
IJarrnw fur Hovernor.
Quincy. 111 . March 11. The Quincy
Journal eiliterhillv urges Clarence M.
I Arrow's iioiainn; ion fr gjvernor.
arrow's add.tss lu re was largely
cor.lliird to tiie advocacy c;f Hearst for
the Demncra tie nomination for presi
dent. He recounted the many things he
said Hearst had done for the laboring
mae. including in his recapitulation
Fomeof Mr. Hearst's cauqiiiign iiamph
Its which urges the uiaiuiiacture of
cheaper automobiles so as to place
thein in the reach of all, holding that a
man once in possess-, u of a:i aulomo
bile could k'-oji it for less than he
could kei p a liorsi-. The audience re
ceived D:ir;ovv-'sadd;ess with frequent
outbursts of apj lause.
Cult Kule ami llenrst.
Providence. IJ. 1.. March 1. -Six
of the eight d.:h'gates to the St. Louis
convention ches n at the Deinocratie
state convention formally org::iii;:ul
and adopted resolutions supporting
"William R. Hearst, of New York, for
president, a!id declaring in favor of
the "unit rule" iu voting at St. Louis.
lliis.-ian Heat" and abandon the Stere
gusehtachi, which finally sank at 10:::o
"Tlie enemy's t misers, the Novik
and the Haven. ste:;med out of the
e-utraiiee of the harbor towardi V.s. but
observing the npiroach of our cruiser
squadron retired to the barbeir. Our
flotilla stiff eod some damage, but not
heavy. The Sasar.ami and the Akat
suki had tv.n sailors killed and Sub-
Eieuter.niit hima.of the Akalsuki. and
three sailors vere wounded.
i:MII.Iil Jli NT !.OT HII.IO'.VS
Which (lie A. Imiral S iy Vai Kriiiarkahly
"Our main and cruiser sijuadrons
arrived off Port Arthur at S o'clock
a. in. and! the cruisers imniediatelv
advanced toward the harbor entrance
to protect the toriK-do flotilla. The
main squadron mlvanctd near Lao-Thie-Shan
and oiened an indiiect can
nonade atrainst the inner harbor from
10 o'clock to 1:J0.
"According to the observations
mnde by on of our cruisers facing the
entrance, the Iminhnnimciit was re
markably eil'e-tive. iMirinir our can
nonade the enemy's land batteries
tired, but none of our .ships suffered
any damage. Another cruiser squad
ron went to Tali ii-'vVan and bombard
ed, the enemy's forlresson Samshant io,
damaging the buildings thereon.
"The cruisers Takasago and (,'hihaya
roeoiujoitercd the wcat coast of the
Tort Arthur peninsula, but did not find
"The Russian torpedo boat destroy
er damaged in the third attack on
l'ort Arthur was found to be the Win;.
Bhitiriuuy, which had been completely
eunk. the mast only be Ingvisil.I" above
the water. Our squadron stopped fight
ing at - o'clock and returned to the
Mve.l To lie IU Venn Ot 1.
Doekvilio. Mich.. March If. Mrs.
Adam Carte, who lived in this vicinity
nearly forty yjun, ib dead, aged 117
REPUBLICANS AT WASHINGTON
.March l 1. he aifmiii-
istratioii an.! the leaders of (he re-
pul li' an party are seriou-ly cowcrn-
over the pre.-eut situati-iii f.f ll.e
I"!!;':!' scanda,'. This is not !'iii-U.
1 i.e whole ;ffair v. a- ooeecd .ain
i ..i, v lien ii;c po-tou-ce appropria
tion ! i'l caaie l,cfo- tiie house ,,r
eousil ration. Another attempt is. being-
made by the minority parly fo
force a general investigation of the
p - : Hice department or put the re-,
publican in n position if suppress
ing tids. Thus for the teooiid tiiiie
vv it bin a v. e-k
i.eu sc is vi,
l!-e majority in the
n to (inn a thoro;, gh
It! VI t igTi t iotl Of
a department which
the Iteg'.f.niiiir of an investigation ban
s'nowu tn !o reeking witJi fraud. This
tutc of affairs in Washington coupled
Police Given a Clew
of a Victim.
ITALIANS COMPOSE IT
Credited With Thirty
Murders in Three
Alro. nu. Pa.. March i4. In the de-
liiious raxings of an Italian boy, who
had been stabbed and left for dead,
detectives have clews to tlie most dan
gerous Italian society they et havo
known. Thirty murders are a.-cribed
to the members cf this hand, all of
them having been committed in this
and the two adjoining counties. Twenty-eight
Italians in tiie railroad camp
at Lilly were cremated four months
ago. The bail. ling in which they died
was a flimsy one. with numerous doors
and windows, hut not one of the men
escaped. On several of the charred
bodies stiilelto wounds were found.
It now is believed the societv execut
ed this wholesale crime, the members
driving back at the points of their
knives fhocv.ho sought to escape
from the tlame.
Protect Khi-Ii (litter.
Ten of these murders have been
committed among the Italian laborers
working n railroad improvements.
Ariests have been made, but in every
ease the prisoners furnished strong
alibis, and although (ho circumstan
tial evidence in each case was almost
conclusive, no convictions could be
had. In every cast
t lie socict v v-. ho di
those victims of
I iiv the stiMctto
bore the dread mark
cross, deep carved on
of I l.e band - ;i
Were cubed lo
investigate the stabbing of two Ital
ians near this city. The victims were
brothers, and the elder was killed, but
the yoiiner, a boy, is recovering.
Cover tlie Country.
Ill his ravings he divultrei! enough
to f ii fi I is li tlie detecives clews on
which to work. They have learned
that the organiati u ha- a large Si
cilian membership, and that its rami
fications extend ail over the country.
The central directing body is believed
to be situated in New York or in one
of the near-by cities in .cvv .Jersey.
flEGRO KILLED BY
Meant to Tar and l-'eatfier but Went
1'urtlier 'I fian In
tended. Mojave, Cab. March 11. An un
kianvn negro was taken from the local
jail by a mob, audi aft r being tarred
at.d ftathcj-ed was either hot to deatlj
or kilitd by being struck over the
head wkh a h'.ivy pieeo of iron. The
r.egro was arrested for an unmenlien
ahlo crime, and was conlined In the.
Mojave j.id preparatory to taking hhii
to P.al.crHirJd. Pi fori' the dliccrs
could place il.c- man aboard tlie train
a larre crowd had gathered alxmt tin
Jail, aij-1 v.iihiii a short time the prki.
caer w;.s in it - haie.'s.
It v::s the evident intention of tho
leaders of the ir-l to no furtlirr
than to supply u coat of tar and
feathirs. This form of punishment
was meted cut to the ne-.-jo. who con-
liinu d to re: ist the efforts of his cup-
fe,rs. Ills rcsit;:nce angered some cf
those in the molt with the nsult that
in the midst of the fcculUe the ucro
with the 1 1 on lib-some situation in .New
Vork, the nvv reak" in Ohio and
the growing i.nrcst in Illinois hat
can-id a careful aeei nnting ninorig
repiibliean bao'ers in the la-t 'J t
I J to the i on -rcsional episo ie ill
the- Jo t, t?;e M-andal. the inve:tiga-ti-
n ai! .' it-, results baI rot only not
injured the republican parly in its
chances ;,, tlie coming campaign. Ijut
actually 1 1 a I been turned to advan
tage. Now li e situation has changed, an I
the minority ban provided itself with
a good -fi:b 1ft use on the' stump anil
in the party press:. it wiil ititensify
t It is situation by continuing to press
whenever opportunity offers, for an in
vestigation of the whole department.