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BOCK ISIiAND, Hili., THURSDAY, APKIL 28, 1904.
PEICE TWO CENTS.
Continues to Be
SOLDIERS ARE LOST
Japanese Occupy Small
St. Petersburg, April 2S. Kussian
torpedo boats belonging to the Vladi
vostok squadron sank the Japanese
military transport Kin-biu Maru of
4,000 tons during- the night of April
20, with all on board with the excep
tion of 17 officers, L'O soldiers, C5 of
111 crew and H.1 coolie carriers. The
others, who refused to surrender,
were sent to the bottom with the ship.
Smaller Itoat Sunk.
Admiral Ycszeii reports that besides
sinking the .lapanese steamers Coyo
Maru at Wotisan (lietisnn) April 2.,
the Kiissiahs sank at sea the same ev
ening the Japanese steamer Naka
niiiru Maru of 2".'0 tons, whose crew
Admiral Yesen's full report says
"OO men went down with the trans
port. Kqnudron In Valu.
Tokio. April 2. Admiral Hosoya,
commanding the third squadron, re
ports: "The .lapanese gunboat Maya,
escorting' a fleet of torpedo boats, en
tered the mouth of the. Yalu Monday
and moved toward Wiju. Knroute it
fought a series of small engagements
with the Ilussian forces. Tuesday the
enemy's cavalry. Wo strong, attacked
our launch. Our torpedo boat replied
and the enemy fie;! into the moun
tains. J-mm Antsu Mian we replied
to the enemy' gun and silenced them
lifter half an hour. No casualties on
Occupy a Town.
Chcfoo. April 2. Chinese junkmen
arriving from the Yalu say a Japanese
force has occupied Kiirliencheng, a
town ju-t north of Antung on the
Mar.churian side of the Yalu river.
Only a small body of the Japanese
army has crossed the river.
I.tno Yang. April 2". The Japanese
troops which crossed the Yalu north
of Kuitjiou ITVhaiigdjiou? charged,
during the night of April 2r27, flic
ICiissiau iositioii near I.iza vena, a vil
lage on, the Main hin iaiii linik of tlie
Yalu. They were repulsed, but their
loss its not known. Two gunlxit3
steamed up the river to the support
of the Japanese, when a ltussian tleld
battery nt Ami: an opcud upon tliem.
resulting In a duel which lasted for
twenty minutes. The Russ-ian fire was
r.-o hot and the gunl.'oatB were forced
to turn ninl steam out of range. The
Jap.-uicso were facilitate! in crossing
by their occupation of the Island of
St- I'trburg lluncrn for -.
St. Petersburg. April 2S. Disap
pointment prevails in St. Petersburg
that no official dispatches giving de
tails of the oierutiotis on the Yalu
liver have jet Iveen made public. Tho
lrs diswtcles are so meager as to
be clouded-rather than enlighten the
people, who ere hourly awaiting news.
'l"hf Associated Pn-ss lias ohtaln.il
from the general staff the following
-Ier statement of the situation: "Be
fore beginning the passage of tho
Yalu the Jajancse evidently -ompletod
the com-entration of the armies along
tlr river commanded by tJenernls Ku
roki ami Oku. Kadi army Is i-ompoM-d
of tlwee dlvfc-ions and tliree reserve
1 "riptides. The total fore fc ton.(n.
The Russians on the Manchurian hank
of the river are inferior In strength.
Raulani Only Hop to Imprd.
"Having- perfected the essential
preparations the Japanese, without
waste of time, commenced tlie passage
of tlie river, and the Bussiin realized
that it would be Impossible to prevent
their crossing. The Japanese front ex
tended from Wlju as far as Tick Tong.
over eighty mile. We faced the pos
sibility that they would cross nt a
5-ore of ilaocs. and all we could luie
was to liarrass and Impede the inn.
In?:, for every day gsiinod enabled us
to push our prcpa rations and bring; up
MISTCIIK"KE SntTRISEn THEM
lap Find I1U foirki in Their Krar a ad
Beat a Ketreat.
Pt. Petersburg, April 2S. A.n ac
count given Tiere of the movements of
the cavalry under Major General
Mlstchenko, th,e conamand,ec of the
NEW OFFICERS FOR
ILLINOIS G. A. R.
Closing Business of State Encamp
ment 11. M. Woods
Springfield, April 28. Robert Mann
vvooiis, of Joliet, was today unani
mously elected Illinois department
commander of the G. A. R. The Wo
man's Relief corps elected Mrs. Nellie
D. Mcfiowan, of Chicago, president
'1 he Ladies of the (J. A. R. elected Mr
John D. McC'lure. of Peoria, president
Spring-held. 111., April 2S. Two
thousand members of the Illinois
A. R. formed in line yesterday after
noon as a feature of the annual state
encampment, and took part in a par
ade, with Adit. I 'en. Scott as grand
lhe Sons of Veterans indorsed W. J
Dustm, of Dwight. for commander-in-
chief. (I. W. (I. II-1 over, of Chicago,
was elected commander. The Ladies
Aid soeiet v elected Mrs. Pauline
(.'reighton. of Champaign, president.
ind the Daughters of Veterans chose
Mrs. Charles Hoover, of Chicago, as
I'epai tincnt C'onnuai.der Benson
Wood, in his nddrxs. speaking of the
?rviee imion law, stated that Loikj
of the law- being uiswtl at this eis-
Kion or congress laid Ih-cii dispelled.
lut that the recent onkr of the com-
niksioner of pensions had atTordrd
Romo relief. Reports show that 5T2
G. A. It. l)fts are iu good standing
in the state, a gain of two during the
HENRY COUNTY MEMBERS
OF BRIDGE COMMITTEE
Yesterday at Cambridge Chairman
i'homas Xovvers, of the Henry county
ird of suerv isors. announced the
committee which he was instructed to
appoint to confer with a like commit
tee iroiu tfie Bock Island county
board in relation to the proposed new
bridge over Rock river at Colona,
Cleveland or I'arstovv. This commit
tee consists of R. Lamb, of Kevvanee;
K. E. Fitzkee. of Anuavvan, and M. A
J.olstenstern. of Lvnn. These gentle
men will investigate the proposition
and will report to the board at the
next meeting-, which will be held in
Attorney Harry Reherd. of Henry
county, waa -present at the meeting of
the board, end addressed that body in
the interests of a large number of
people in the northwest part of Henry
county who are desirous of having' a
bridge across Rock river at that
point. He stated to the board that
since the appointment of the bridge
committee one year ago last Decem
ber new conditions had arisen and the
bridge matter had to be looked at
from a new standpoint. He spoke of
the great increase of population near
the proposed locations of the bridge
and stated that for a stretch of iu
miles up and down Rock river there
was no means ot crossing save with a
ferry boat, and argued that in this
great day of progress and great pros
perity and increase of population a
ferry boat as the only means of cross
ing the river was entirely inadequate
to the demands of the people. He
made a point of the fact that not on
ly i- the intercourse among the farm
ers seriously limited, but doctors in
answering emergency calls are often
times greatly hampered and delayed
at times when delay is dangerous, by
tlie lack of a bridge across this
stream. He argued that the cost of
building would be borne pro rata by
the counties, but that the townships
on either side of the river where the
bridge might be built would have to
bear the expense of grading their own
roads, vvincn tney would te entirely
w il!ing to do.
NEGRO DROWNED WHILE
FLEEING FEOM WHITES
Kvansvillc. I ml.. April 'J. A negro
who was being pursmil by a mob be
lieving him to be the one who assault
ed and robbed Mrs. Itramlis and her
daughter last Saturday night jumped
into Harr creek and was drowned. He
was afterward identified as the rohter.
and as Jousn Baker, of IlopkinsvUle,
western Cossack brigade." while not of
ficially confirmed Is accepted as trust
worthy. It i as follows: Ienoral
Mistchenko s cossacKs reacnea enjr
Jin. nothenst Korea, and after occupy
ing that place turned north along the
Seoul-Peking road and occupied An.iiu
Not a shot was fired, the Japanese
and Koreans withdrawing. Tlie un
expected apiearance of Cossacks in
tlie rear of the Japanese fori near
the Yalu caused a pernio among the
Japanese troojs proceeding towanls the
Yalu from Ting-Yang find they conse
HILLED BY THE PREFERENCE
Canadian Woo I r a Milts Company Is to
Wind I'p with a Uof a Mil
lion to Stockholders.
Toronto, Out., April 2S Judge Mnc
Malion has granted an order to wind
np the Cau.tda Woolen Mills company.
The company aHeges that it has been
doing business at a loss for several
years because of the British prefer
ence. One of the directors is quoted as
sayins ail creditors will be paid in fiHL
but shareholders will get nothing,
losing J110U01Q00. . . . ..
Matter Comes Up in Parliament in
Relation to the Supply
JOHN BULL GETTING VERY BUSY
Experiments in His Own Territory at
liaising the Staple Prospects
London, April 2. In the house of
commons John Rutherford. niem'cr
for the Harwen division of Lancashire,
moved tlut "In the opinion of this
houe it is incumbent upon the govern
inent t& encourage the growing of cot
ton in Africa and elsewhere in the
Hiitish possessions, and also to co-op-
crate with the commercial associations
working in that direction." RutheTford
emphasized the danger of tJreat P.rit
aln being dependent en one source of
supply, and said he believed there was
a great future for tlie cotton ministry
in Egypt, the Lagos territory and Ni
geria. He said he hoped the govern
ment would help the HntisU cotton
growers by constructing railways ana
In transportation generally.
Government Making KxpariineiitA.
Alfred Lyttelton. secretary for the
colonies, said he recognized that there
was danger in tlie dependence of
Lancashire solely on the I'nited States
for its supply of cotton. lie said there
wis a vast tieia inside tne i.ntisii em
pire for the growing of cotton, and
that extensive experimetns were being
made in the Itritish possessions with
every prospect of success. An arrange
ment had just been concluded between
the colonial office and the Cotton (Grow
ers association, w hereby the latter
agreed to provide .$1.".0,(MM) for the de
velopment of the industry in Lagos.
Southern Nigeria and Sierra Leeone,
which dependencies had contributed
an additional sum of $.12..r(Xi.
Itaa Every J'rospect of Sucrria.
The government, the secretary fa id.
entertained the largest hopes of an
immediate supply of cotton rrom West
Africa, and he thought that the matter
there might now pass from the experi
mental to the commercial stage. The
government, he addiil. was dealing
with the whole question cautiously
and prudently, and with every promise
for the future. Several members rep
resenting the cotton Industry expressed
satisfaction with the statement of Sec
retary Lyttelton. and Rutherford's mo
tion wa sadopted witout.a division.
AUTOGRAPH LETTERS OF
PRESIDENTS SELL WELL
Boston. April -JS. Autograph lettirs
of the presidents of the I'nited States
from Washington to McKinley, and of
the members of their cabinets, togeth
er witli Historical documents ami let
ters, and letters of the signers of the
Declaration of Independence, were sold
at auction at Libbie's. (Jood prices wero
A complete set of autograph letters
of the presidents, sold separately.
brought $"J4S.7.", the prices paid for the
Individual items varying from fur
a Washington letter to $1.5U for one by
" ' , " " ""'
BATTLESHIP TEXAS MAKES
RECORD AT TARGET SHOOT
Washington. Aptil is. Hepoi ts re
ceived here relative to tlie target prac
tice of th cbattleship Texas show that
the average made by the twenty-four
MX-iound gun ointi rs was eqiral to
the best Individual score made by a
six-pounder gun-pointer on the Texas
last year. The average huiuIht of
shots per minute for the six-iHtunders
Is givm at K.s.'5, with an average of
4.01 hits per minute.
(irund Ilapltlit W oman on a Train.
Crand Rapids, Mich.. April I'S.
A Lexington. Ky..dispntch says: "Mis.
Pearl Francos Morton, of ;raml Itap
hlt. Mich., en rout' home from Knox
vllle, Tenn., dirt In a berth hi a
yueen and Crescnt sloeior. The lnxly
,"h taken to Cincinnati, where it was
identified and prepan-d for burial. The
death was from natural causes."
Courts Itrrab Precedents.
Columbia, O.. April 'JS. The local
court broke all jn-eceiVnts when they
adjourned during the tuncral out of
rcsjvt to the memory of Allcrt C.
Heniiey. Hf nney luid leen an employe
of The Dispatch for thirty-two years,
nearly twenty of which were sient as
court house reiKvrter,' whiin position
he held at the time of his death from
apoplexy. He was 49 yenrs old.
Michigan Pioneer Kilted.
Ann Arbor. Mich., April 2. For
mer Supervisor Patrick Tuomy, one of
the wealthy farmer of Sclo township.
four miles west of here, was killed by
being struck by a suburban electric
car while driving out of his yard. He
was 74 years obi. was born in Ireland
and was a Michigan pioneer.
Short Man Has iwrn neinorra.
Washington. April 2.S. Tlie treas
ury department has received a tele
gram to the effect that Alfred Thorn
ram, special deputy 'collector of cus
toms at F.rownsville. Tex., is diort
$125 in his accounts. All the facts
have been presented to th district at
torney and Thorn ha in has beca re
moved, . .
Trouble in Santo Do
mingo Breaks Out
REBELS THE WINNERS
Gen. Jiminez Has
Fresh Supply of
M. Thomas. 1). . L. April A
iiTiiian steajnhiu which has arrived
irom .vionte tnri-ii. an iiomingo. re
ports ihat Mid government troops at
lacked tlie .limine torce at tiiiava-
ancs, near Santo IV' Los t'aballeros.
several days ago. After a fierce battle
the government troops were defeated.
heir 1sjs were 41 killed and 10
fiiimled. (iens. Cabrera. Arrovo and
una were killed'. Twelve of the Jim-
iiez force were Killed.
Crulner KIrea on Tovvu.
Cape llavtiiu. Ila.vti. April s. The
Doniiniean government cruiser l'rc.-i-
dentc has arrived here. She reports
that she stopped at Monte Crist i. on
the north coast of San Domingo, and
fired several shells into the fort
which are held by revolutionists. The
alter replied ami oiiinred tlie cruiser
o eease the bombardment.
(it'll. .limine, is expected to return
o Mn Domingo soon with war muni-
ions. llns prospect is causing the
Dominican government anxiety and
il to its declaring .Monte Christi to
COURT SHAKEN UP
Justice Abked to liesign to Permit
Havana. April 2S. For tlie
of reorganizing the supreme c
government has rrouested the
tions of all the ten justices, execptin;
two who were appointed since the in
tervention of the I ;i.tel MmI". It is
believed that at ie-t three justices
apMintrd by I tiitcd States authority
wi.'l be dropped. The military officials'
policy in appointments to the supreme
bench of reprcseiit-itives of all sections
xjf the island is no longer in favor
Senor Zaldo, secretary of state and
of justice, informed the correspondent
of the Associated Press that the ma
jority of the justices will be reap
pointed. He added that the court at
present doubted its own constitution
ality, as the ecnstitutiou requires the
supreme justices to be appointed by
the president ami confirmed by the son-
NEW U. S. CRUISER
TAKES THE WATER
California Launched at San Fran
Cisco Cost is $5,O0O,
OOO. San Francisco, April 2s.--Tlie ar
mored cruiser California was launch
ed totiav at the shipvaros ' nc t cion
iron works. The cruiser is suppose'
to embody the latest and Pest in ve
sel of her class. The cost, complete
is ..". MHI.IM Ml.
vVILL NOT BE SO MIGHTY WET
Charltttes Council I Making l lie Soiling
or Tanglefoot in That liar; leath
Charlotte. Midi., April 2-S. It be
gins to look as though the flow of "wet
goods" into this city would not be so
great cat May 2 as was antioipittd
the next day after election. The coun
cil not only rai-ed theiici use fee. mak
ing the annual expense to the soloon-i-ts
?l.icr, but is going to pay strict
attention to the lxMr!t-meu. Hereto
fore several ft the leading druggists
of this city were on some of the sa
The Miloriikcc)MTN registered a kick
on the wholesale li-pior businer done
by the dmiggists. w!u iiy no license
at all, and then discovered that they
were up against it on getting bond?'.
It was gr-nmilly lelieved that the lo
cal option law was not enforced in
thte city: but a doperate effort will
le made to enforce the liquor laws
to the letter under high license. Some
of the aldermen are k-avoriDg to
push, the license to JLOOO. .......
THE EAST WORRIED
Over the Outlook From the Cot
NOT ENOUGH OF EAW MATERIAL
Importation of Asiatic Labor
Cotton Fields Proponed
IToston. April '$. At a nu-eting of
the Xevv Kngland Cotton Manufactur
ers a-ssociation here one or the sin-ak-ers.
M. Wahusley, said lie thought
that the nvult of the disastrous twelve
months jutst passed with its shortage
of cotton and its siKX-ulative manipu
lation would ultimately prove a hie
ing in disguise tor tne entire manu
facturing vvcrld. It was not unreason
able, he twid. to anticipate a revival
of trade at rcmraicrativ e prices and
a return to a long in-riod of prosper!
Spoakinig of the labor problem the
president said It might le a loiur time
before a uniform working day or week
was established in the I'nited States,
but when the necessity for It was rec
ogiiizedi. he said, it would inevitably
come, lie pointed out tlitit the margin
of profit in cotton manufacturing was
now so small that such a difference as
exists in th? working hours in, differ
ent states, particularly between the
north ami f-outh. was enough to com-
lel a removal to the south where there
are longer lalor days, or else a sus
pension of birniness altogether.
Need Field Laborers
Walu's'ey sa'm it vt".!!o .:;i .:;r ti..r
relief may come through immigration
from southern I!i:vope for the develop
ment of the eotton fields. He sug
gested that the coi;oniie nens.-ity
might become so pressing as to justi
fy and even demand the importation
of some foiin of Asiatic labor; for iu
Ktaiitf. the .lapanese. The ojteratives.
he said, were the chief ulTcrers from
the lack of raw material, am!' the .sit
uation had become intolerable.
Theodore II. I'riee. of New York,
read a paper upon "The Cotton Situa
tion," in connection with which he re- i
f erred to an nllegd breach Ix'tvveen
the producers of cotton and the pur
chasers, lie said he did not Lclicve
any such antagonism existed, but
thought there was a bitter feeling to
wards the spiculator. I'lh-e held that
the United States" spinner ks in a po
sition to exert a trenieiidou.s' power In
restraining i m moderate .--peculation
and in establishing stability of values.
CANNOT TALK BECAUSE
SHE SUPPORTED SMOOT
Salt Lake City.'l'tahh. April 2.
Mrs. Mary !. Coulter, cf Ogdin. a
prominent I'tah club woman, will not
be allowed to make an address at the
biennial convention of the National
Federation of Woman's Clubs at St.
Louis on May 17 next, because she
voipd fur Sinoot while a member of
the last legislature.
GOV. YATES OFFERS S200
FOR ARREST OF MURDERER
Springfield. 111., April 12. Covcmor
Yates has issued a proclamation offer
ing a reward of $2o for the arrest
and surrender to Chh.f of Police
O'Neill, of Chicago, of William Done-
puck, wanted in that city on the charge
of murdering Walter G. Seibert on
PRINCE PU LUN LEAVES
WASHINGTON FOR THE FAIR
Washington. April 2S. Prime Pit
T.mi. the iienhevv of tlie emneror or
China, who had been entertained here
since last Saturday, has left fm St.
Louis. He is due there at 1 o'clock
Death to the hicaso l'iinn-
Washington. April 2s. Among the
bills signed by the pro-blent is the
Chicago tunnel measure. The presi
dent gave the pen Willi which the bill
was signed! to IJeprcsentatlve Mann,
wlho will prM-nt it to the Chicago His
Coin t lippe.! for an Oinre.
Sterling. III., April 2X. A coin wai
flipped to determine vvhicn of two
candidates, with an equal number of
votes, should be aidcriuan at ltock
Falls. The contestants were H. L..
p.revver ninl S. J. Harvey. Hotn are
luominent hurchnien. Ilrevver won.
Took I'oison and Turned on the Gas.
Lincoln. N'el... April 2. ;corge Wil
son, or valley .luuctmn. ia., took
strychnine ninl then turned on the gas
in hi room at the Boyd hotel here.
He is alKHit 25 years old and probably
will die. No reason for h?s act is
Tonne; Couple XV Not Drowned.
Beaver Iam. Wis.. April 2s. Clar
ence Congd n. who with Miss Voss,
was supposed to have been drowned,
has reached home from across the
lake. He was detained on account
of rough water. Miss Vos3 is also
ta f e.
River Higher Than for Twenty Tears.
Nevada, Mo.. April 2K The Mar
maton river is four feet higher than
for over twenty years. Thousands of
acres of fertile land are Inundated.
Girl Married Two Months Comes Out
ot Spell and Disap
pears. Marion. Ind.. April 2S ..Irs. Laura
Chambers, bride of two months, has
disappeared. Last winter Laura I.utz
was engaged to be married to Frank
Mould, a business man of Fittsbnr;:.
Her wedding trousseau had been pre
pared. She went to Alexandria Feb.
4 to visit a girl friend and was follow
ed by J. L. Chambers, a tailr,who had
been in Marion only live months.
Chambers was infatuated with Miss
I.utz. but knew she was soon to
be married, lty some means he influ
enced her to marry him and the cere
mony was performed in Alexandria.
They returiuil to Marion at once.
Mrs. Lutz refusisl to allow her son
in law in the house. 'Hie daugh
ter told the mother that she be
lieved that she had been hypnotized
that she did not love her husband ami
had no idea of marrying him. but that
he seemed to cast a spell over her. A
note received from the unhappy girl
said that she was going to the Alle
ghany mountains to escape the life of
mockery she was living.
WARDEN MURPHY OPPOSES
.lolitt. April r-'s Warden 1'. .1. Mm
phy. of the Juliet penitentiary made
the following statement when a.-ked
hi opinion of the proposed agilatiou
r a law that would authorize the in
tlict ion id' t lie ilea t h pi naltv only with
in the wails of the state prisons:
"If such a law ctr goes on the
statute hooks of Illinois I do not want
to he warden of the .loliet peniten
tiary. It would be for naught.
"For sonic vears penologists havi
been endeavoring to get away from
the gibbet and the black heir idea in
he management of prisons. Particu
larly since we have the parole system.
the best ever vet tried, it is of the
greatest importance that vve emleavor
best vve nin'v. to turn out better
men than we receive.
"With our parole system vve have
men coming ami going all the tunc.
me i f these inmates, you may say,
are not hanleneil criminals at heart.
They have committed some crime iu
moment ot thoughtlessness or iimler
I'oielil ions for which they wire not
wholly responsible, and have been
sent to tne pen 1 1 en I la r . lhe menr-
ea rcerat ion itself, regardless of the
discipline oi ine prison, is a very se
vere punishment for many of this
"Now then, what i- the duty of the
state t society in such cases? Why
do we maintain prisons.' To protect
society, vou say. Kxactlv. And how
are we going to protect society in the
ease of the released inmate'.' We mav
protect society while the man
ing his sentence. Imt we al-o
to society to do what wt can
tect society from tlii- man when
again restored to citizenship.
"That is the end to which we have
been working, and we have accomp
lished va.-tly more than the public
knows anything of.' If would supri-e
you in know of tin scores of former
inmates of this prison who are today
good, clean, reliable and honest citi
zens. Some are really making a mark
in lhe world, that counts for some
".Now then, which is the bet lei way.
to go on in the line of reform and pro
gress, or revert to the das of the gib-
bet. to the davs of prison horrors, bru
tal .-mil inhuimm pn n i-li nirnl - t o the
days when our pri-ons were looked
upon with a shudder, as a place of in
describable horrors? Men u-e to pre
fer being killed rather than being
caught and sent to the penitentiaries.
Ami many young men. not criminals at
heart, were taken to the penitentiaries
only to be made into scoffers, atheist
and haters of all law- and organized
society or government. That is partly
changed. In time it will he 1 hope
as it is in
ws in a jail is not -o bad
prison. In the pi if the pn
in for a short time and arr
constantly going and coming. lint
here we hiive 1 life termers. We
have perhaps bin men iu for long sen
tence-. Were oi,j In erect a golloWs
or dace an electric chair in-ide tin
pri-on it would be like converting tin
i n-1 i t ii 1 ii 'ii into a pall. It would
BOTKIN HELD FOR
TRIAL AND BAIL REFUSED
Fan I ranci-co. April 2S. Police
Judge Coiilan has held Mrs. Coideli-i
Botkin to answer to the ujxi :or court
for the murder of Mrs. Joshua D.
Iteane by means of pofsoned candy
mailed from this city to Iiover. I;I.
A requn-t by her atbrney that she Le
admitted to bail was refused.
Another Strike of Miners.
Terre Haute, Ind.. April 2M. Severn I
hundred miners quit work at Burnett
because their pay envelope were on
the baIs of tin- n'vv nca!e for the en
tire month of April. The operator hold
that the annual wages contract da ten
with April 1 and that, although not
finally signed until aftr the find of
the month, applies for all tne mlnlnz
done ia April.
Business of 58th Body
NIGHT SESSION HELD
Many Measures Pushed
Through in Final
Washington. April s. -The second
ession of the "Mh congress was de
clared ad loiirneil rv I'l esioein i i n
Tern Frve in the senate an I Speaker
Cannon in t he house.
Washington. April .- President
lloosevelt arrived at the capilol at
11 ;.'. to attend to his oilieial duties in
ciilcnt to the adjournment of con
gress. Niarlv all nii'inbci's of the cab
inet hail preceded him. A number of
bills passed lat night and today re
ceived the president's signal lire.
No Serious Obstacles.
Washington. April 2S. Congress In
endeavoring to dispose of all matter
before it so a- to adjouru nine dlie to
day. It wia's for this reason that both
houses met at 10 a. in. yesterday li
continuation of Tuesday's legislative
st'ssion. There ae now no Important
public matters iH'iidimg which aie like
ly to prevent an adjournment at thu
conclusion f today's session of cacli
htmse. Chffiirnian l'ayne, of the housu
committee on wa.vn and imanis, pre
dicts that congress will adjourn todny.
I.cgisilatiuin which stands in the way,
of adjournment, and the weight thci
matters will be permitted to have ou
tine programme for concluding tho
session at t'liat time wire taken up at
a meeting of the Kcpuhlicau sti-i'rlng;
committee of the senate.
Must I.eiljtt on I'iiiiuiiii,
The Panain.i tninal bill wan phiceil
above all other measures, and It win
agm-d that some legislation must ln
hatt before atljoiirninent. An Informal
rejKirt v'a, iei'ivil from the sensito
i-onfeiTiM's to effect that no agTee
meiit In iu sight. The house iinicmr
meiit to the Kilt lodge bill daces tho
entire matter of t;:itrol of the canal
zone im. the bands of lhe president
to make reuu'.-itionis to govern tiln -trip
until the next st ssion of congress. wh Ho
the K ittn 'il.ge bill goes extensively itito
the iiticftions of law for the Isthmus
in n iniiiiK r that is said to be satisfac
tory to the ailniiniistiatloii.
t'rinii Hne Is AIko in the Way.
Following the nieeti'iig of the fteer
Ing committee Senator I-Mlgc. on tho
Hoot of the si mate, practically served)
noticf that tin -re could be no adjourn
ment until some legislation is enact
et lor tlie canal zone: senator toil-
linger nnnoiT.iood that at the Hist on
MWtunlty he would move for an ex
ecutive session. He Jwis iu charge tho
lion. inat inn of W. I. ('ruin to lie col
lector of the port of Charleston, S. C ,
and wiil ask for coiilinvotion. Tho
um hoiidnatien was dis i!ed in tho
eession of the steering committee, and
It was agreitl that If by any chain-o
the conference on the canal bill shouli.
dolav ad louriiineiit the Cruiii iiise will
Ih' pressed In the senate.
May Cull an Kktru Kenslon.
In this connect in it Ls 'aid that
President ltooseyelt may call an ex
traordinary M-s-ion of the senate if
final action on the nomination of Criini
not taki n at the present session.
Tlie pn-sident feels that both he and
the apjHik'itce ai entitletl to d-flnitrt
action on the nomination. It Ikih Ix'it
suspended fi r nearly two yearsi, being
postponed from time to time and for
various reasons, ('rum Is serving n-t
collector at Charlesloii. but ls tillable,
lx-enu.se of the failure of the -Tiate to
take action on his case, to draw hl3
(ienatn and House in Tlrle.
W.isliinglon. April 2S. The atten
tion of the senate was devoted to con
sideration of rejKHls of cohfcreiico
commit f . wt sN-hes, jwissajfe of
bills to which th-re was little or no
objection, and an executive was held.
Tin session Ix-gati at lO o'chx-k in the
morning and continued until S In tJio
evening. Final i-onferiiwe reports on
tho isumlry civil, general deficiency,
lostolIico and the military ucitdemy
ajipropriat ion bills were agre-d to.
I.ittlefleld of Ma 'ne and Williams of
Mississippi, iu the house, made
KjieeeheH intended for the comir;
presidential campaign. As for bui
ness, tlie hoie did nothing except con
sider conference reiorts.
JOHN KENDRICK BANGS
CONTRACTS SECOND UNION
New York, April 28. John Ken
drick Bangs and Miss Mary Blakney
(;r.iy were married In All Angels
church In this city. This Is Baug'
second uiarria;9. ' w. . .