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BOCK ISLAKD, LLXi., THUBSDAY, MAY 5, 104
PRICE TWO CENTS.
FIGHT MEAT TRUST
FORGES MEASURING STRENGTH AT
Three Kerrings Are
Caught After a
Cattlemen of Twelve Western
ALL POINTS IN THE EASTE
Holding Numerous Conferences
States Organize at
With His Political Lieutenants.
Labor Situation at Chi
cago Growing Serious.
Manv Thousands Di-
rectly or Otherwise
Chicago. May .. Five thousand
members of the Foot & Shoe Workers
union are idle as the result of a lock
out declared bv six of the largest shoe
factories in. Chicago.
Fifty Thoamnd Threatened.
Chicago, May 5. Fifty thousand
workmen employed in the building
trades in Chicago will be thrown out
of work withing 41 hours, according to
the statements of the officials of the
Association of Manufaet urers and
llealcrs in building materials, unless a
sccdy settlement is reached between
the stone. lime and cement workers
and 1 heir employ ers.
Teamatera Locked Out.
Nearly l.oon teamsters, hauling build
ing and street work material, hae
been locked out because the union
had, called a :
the work i'iii
-trike in two cases sind
a number of buildings
because the supply of
building material had been exhausted.
NOVEL PLEA FOR
RELEASE OF CONVICT
IfSuccessful Technicality Will Open
tiaries. Chicago, May .". Itcrnard Graff,
who was convicted! of conspiracy to
obtain money by false prctem-s., and
who, two years ago. was Kcntc-Mced to
Jolict penitentiary, has imle a nvcl
plea for his freedom. '. :. hihoi k cor
pus iM'tltlon he brings into p:cstion
tin right of tin state to continue Im
Irisouinent of several hundred men
con II lied In 11 1 H ois i-oiiitentiHries. Ac
cording to the petition the law pio
.hlew that In pasi-ing sentence the
judge shall repeat the findings of the
Jury convicting a prisoner, and that
ill making out the commitment to tine
pinnteiitiary it hall be shown what
periods art to le paused in solitary
confinement ai:di at hard Ialor.
If the Craff case, as in that of many
other convicts, these formalities, it i
nllcgetl. were ignored. All such con
victs, it is alleged, are entitled to dis
charge. FurtliernLoro, it is alleg d. the
warden aud the state an subject to
Buit for forcing the convicts to work.
AT WORLD'S FAIR
llohenlope Aaslata in the Dedication
of the German Build
inje. St. Louis. May S. The feature today
at the world's, fair was the dedication
and reception at the (ieruiau building,
which was attended by Prince llohen
lope and other member of his fam
ily, llohenlope is the eldest son of the
late chancellor of the tieriuan empire.
The French section in the tine arts
palace was formally opened todav.
POLES TO REMOVE FROM
THE EAST TO WISCONSIN
Milwaukee. May T. The Milwaukee
branch of the Polish National Alliance,
which propose to establish new homes
for :oo.ox0 Polish miners employed in
the eon 1 fields of Pennsylvania, expects
shortly to close a deal whereby ..'.i to
of the miners will be brought to Wis
consin. ATTACK OF THUG ON PRIEST
AT OMAHA CAUSES DEATH
Omaha, May Kev. Fathr Ei
watd iJoary. assistant iator of Holy
Family Komein Catholic church. Is
dead as the result of Injuries inflicts!
on him by highwaymen. The a.-Kault
occurred in front of th church by two
MAN SELECTED AS READING
CLERK DEAD FOR MONTHS
Detroit,' Muy James II. stone,
who w as yesterday sclectet 1 for one of
the assistant reading clerks of the Re
publican national couventicn, has been
dead for a number of months. lie was
a prominent, citizeu of this city.
PROVIDE A FUND OF $100,000
General Staff of Uep.eientative Men
Selected to Lead the
Denver, Cel., May 5. Cattlemen
from 12 states and territories wctt of
the Missouri river have organized here
for determined war on the meat trust
A general staff to direct the battle
was formed and a campaign fund of
The cattlemen will appeal to the in
terstate. commerce commission and to
Attorney General Knox. In order to
supply evidence committees will be
appointed to employ experts to inves
tigate the. railroads, stockyards and
Plan of Attack.
Following1 is an outline of the ob
jects of the organization as given in
the reports of the committee:
To formulate, prepare, and put into
effect a plan and active operation
looking to the securing or the passage
of such laws or amendments threof by
the congress of the L nited states as
will alTord the relief to which the live
stock interests are entitled against ex
orbitant rates ami injurious practices
in the shipment of live stock; to urge
upon the agricultural and shipping in
terests generally the necessity of or
ganization and cooperation against
unreasonable exactions and injurious
practices I- the railroads of the coun
try; anI to do any and all things that
may seem to this organization and to
the organization it represents to be of
benefit and advantage to the Iie stock
RED MEN CONCLUDE THEIR
STATE MEETING AT QUINCY
Ouincy. III., May .. The grand conn
il of Illinois Order of JJetl Men has
concluded its session. These officers
Great Sachem C. II. Whitman, Au
Great Senior Sagamore W. L. Chew,
Great Junior Sagamore C4,E. Cham
Great Chief of Records W. II. P.lue-
dorn, Fast St. Louis.
Great Keeper of Wampum William
Great Prophet .Tames IL Wilson.
Kcprcsentatives to Degree Council
lames IL Wilson. Chicago; Phil Hans-
worth. Chicago; Owen Scot I. Decatur
William Newton. ISIoomiugtou; Wil-
am Stewart, Lincoln.
SEE A WAY AROUND
Financiers Will Deposit Security in
Connection With Canal
New York. May 3. At the conclu
sion ol 1 tie comerenee neiween Mccre
ary Shaw and a number of New York
imminent financiers and bankers to-
iv. Mr. Shaw stated there was no
hitch in the arrangements for the pay
ment to the Panama company. Secur
ities approved by the treasury depart
ment to the extent, of S-'S.OOO.OOO will
be dejiosited at the time the warrant
is delivered next Monday.
ARKER MEN FOR GUFFEY
FOR NATIONAL COMMITTEE
New York. May ft.- It is stated Col.
limes M. Guffey, of Pennsylvania, has
een selected iy ine supporters oi
udgv Parker for chairman of
democratic national committee.
Fnnr Victim of Oaaoline.
St. Louis. May r. Four Tvcrrons
were burned, two seriously, in an ex
plosion in a laundry at Kirkwo.Nl. a
uburb of St. Loufc. The explosion
was in a gasoline i:iiik. ana
Doyle and Anna Smith. employes, were
covered with burning oil.
irrigation la lirska.
Washington. May The census bu
reau In a preliminary repon on irri-
atlon In Nebraska in V.r says that
water was artificially opplieo: to 4...-
IH0 acres, an increase of almost r
er cent, since 1SW. There w ere -J.9.VJ
farms irrigated and the o systems
employed were constructed at an iai
tlal cost of f-J.4ta.7t.
Operation for A pMndirlti.
Wichita. Kan- May ."V. William M.
Wallace, of Kingman, Kan- wb was
prominent in iolitical and lodge cir
cle., died at a local hospital, the re
sult of an oieration for appendicitis,
aged 47 years.
St. Paul. May 5. The Republican
state central committee met here and
decided to hold the Republican conven
tion for the nomination of candidates
for state officers in St. Paul, Thursday,
June 3. -
MAN WHOM MOB CHASED IS
NOW GOING TO PROSECUTE
Chatlotte, Mk-'.i., May o. J. Ward
Copeland, who was driven from the
city by an excited ino'j several months
ago, on the theory that he had wronged
Miss Mabel Sturdevant. whose suicide
by hanging had occurred shortly be
fore, has been pretty well reinstated
in the good opinion of the people of
Charlotte. He voluntarily returned to
be a witness in the trial of Dr. New
ark for manslaughter, and was given
his old place of clerk again, iu a local
Copeland denies any guilt In the case
of the young woman, and shows a let
ter written to hini at Marshall by Miss
Mabel Sturdevant in which she says:
"For reasons better known to myself
I cannot become your wife and have
expressed the watch you pave me to
you today." Copeland were a belt and
gun for some time after his return to
Charlotte. He says he will not continue
the damage suit he started against
Sheriff llalliday because of his adven
ture with the mob, but tint he will
push the tse against the leaders of
the mob now under arrest.
LACK OF RAIN RESULTS
IN FOREST FIRES IN NORTH
Tomahawk, Wis., May o. Forest
fires are burning and spreading rapid
ly in this section and north of here,
mar Monequa, and along the Soo rail
road. Homesteaders and farmers are
suffering losses through the burning of
buildings. Prush, grass and timber are
as dry as tinder, and the tires spread
rapidly. Rain is needed badly to pie
vent more serious losses.
Eland. Wis., May f. Forest fires are
commencing to burn and travelers from
the north report the woods full of tires.
A message from Kldren. a village nine
miles southwest of here, says tire Is
creeping up on the buildings and asks
for assistance. An engine has been sent
COMBINE TO BUY WARES
Indianapolis. May 5. One hundred
and lifty Indiana retail grocers met here
and formulated plans for the - ertnb-
lisbiivg of a wart lioiite In this city as
distributing loir.t for the members
of the Indiana Wholesale Grocery
company. The articles of incorp .ration
have been tiled. The capital stock will
le $,"0,i m. The ofliecas of the com
pany will be Edwin 1. Thayer, of
rreen field, president; Allen imams
of ISloomfield. vice president; A. .
Tompkins, of Rushville. setTetary; W.
T. 1 la eon, of Indianapolis-, treasurer
and man a ger.
Clour All llir Saloon.
Wenona, 111., May .". The city co;m-
cil raised the donnish op license from
?oOO to $730 a year. This raise the
liquor dealers refuse to meet, and they
ill have eigiued an agreement not to
buy a license at that figure. All dram
shops are closed.
Took Strychnine and I) led.
Kalamazoo, Mich., May T. Clara
Smith, the young and pretty wife of
Jesse Smith, of Evans, Courtland
township, is dead of strychnine poison
ing, taken with suicidal intent. Mrs.
Smith was 24 years old and the mother
of one child.
Rating on an Alimony Question.
Cleveland. May 5. Judge Puan II.
Tiiden, of the common pleas court, has
handed down a decijon to the effect
that an alimony ordor"of the common
pleas court is not subject to discharge
under the federal bankruptcy laws.
MAJORITY OF HEARST IN IOWA
CONVENTION WAS HUNDRED AND FIFTY
Pes Momest. la.. May 5. William
. Hurst swept the field in tne Iowa
Ftate Democratic convention. He had
majority of over 1.10 In the conven
tion. Hearst resolutions were aeVptod,
the Ileanst delegations from the -on-
testing counties were seated, I burst
delegates were selected, ai.il h con
yen tion was Instmcted to vote as a
unit and ntnnd by Clmrles Wabli a a
member of the national committee.
Tlie convention was boisterous, and
the orator, of whom there were many
on lioth tides, were hisswtl. some of
them being driven from the stage.
The spectacle was presented of Rep-
rese-ntatlve Wade, the only Democrat-
reprermtative froiu Iowa; J. 11.
Sullivan. late candidate for governor;
F. Hc-ily. who i-nme out of a re
tirement of ix years to do it. and oth-
rs. appealing to their iirty in vain
against instructions. The Hearst peo
ple would listen to no compromise.
ami Wade and Sullivan do not appear
on the delegation. It Is 1m tided by J.
M. Parsons, of Rook Rapids, the other
dlegates-at-large leing eneral J. II.
Weaver, of Colfax; Judge K. M. Carr,
of Manchester, and S. B. Watlswortb,
of Council Fluffs
Cries of "Bought," "Brass collar."
HQw.'mucJx did it cpstYJ met the
Fighting More General
Than Before Re-
LAND AT PORT ARTHUR
Rumor of Terrible Con
flict of the Land
Port Arthur, May .". The Japanese
squadron is behind Liao Shan promon
tory, south of Fort Arthur. The trans
ports with Japanese troops on board
have arrived at Pitsewo, northeast of
Fort Arthur, with the object of mak
ing n landing.
Keport of lllr !UttI.
Lon on. May 5. A dispatch to the
Central News from St. Petersburg
says a rumor i current there that a
second battle ha been fought at Kin
Lion Cheng, in which the Russian loss
was 7,000 an i tne Japanese loss lo.ouu.
It resulted iu the 'Japanese being
driven back in disorder. The dispatch
adds no continuation of the report is
Not Credited at St. Petersburg.
St. IV t ers burg'. May .. There are
rumors here, which cannot he traced
to a responsible source, that the Rus-
ian troops in northeastern Korea
have swooped down upon the Jai-
anese below the lain river, winning a
big victory. The story is not cred
St. Petersburg. May o. Viceroy
Alexieff lias left Fort Arthur to con
fer with lien. Kuropatkin at I.iao
Ilattle at Vladivostok?
St. Petcr.-bnrg, May .". There are
persistent rumors here of a naval en
gagement between the Vladivostok
and Vice Admiral Kaniimura's squad
rons, but no confirmation of the re
ports has been recehed.
Kuropatkin (joes to the Front.
St. Petersburg, May ."i. Hen. Kuro
patkin has gone to the front from
I.iao Vang to inspect the situation
personally. Troops are being hurried i
forward from I.iao Vang and the
Mukden line to a position near Feng
Rumor of Another Attack.
Admiral Togo's licet was sighted oil
Fort Arthur last night, and uncon
firmed rumors say he attacked at day
light this morning and that the light
ing is now in progress.
Movement of Fleet.
Chefoo, May 5. Chines junks which
arrived here report a fleet of 40 Jap
anese warships and transports off Wei
llai Wei Tuesday, starting north.
Toklo Reports Rombardment.
London. May 5. A Tokio dispatcli
states after the
Heanst speakers wheWver they At
tempted to speak, anjd pandemoniuA
reigned in the eonvenfion.
The resolutions adopted were mild,
include a paragraph touching the evil
of taxation, etc., lay: great est stress
on the trusts, and points to William
It. Hearst as the dhjimpion of the
anti-trust idea. This paragraph Ls u.-
'Second That we recognize In the
predatory trusts the ;greate-t tlanger
that has ever threatened the life of
the nation end the welfare of the pto
iJe, and denounce their scheme- of
levying tribute upon all producers and
consumers as a modern system of bri
gandage, which while masquerading
under the cloak of the law in fact
makes of law a mockery and justice
a farce. In utttT disregard of the
natural and constitutional rights of
the fannein. the merchants and the
great army of wage earners, the trusts
have rutalosly seized upon every
branch of production and distribution
until every nrenue of Lunian endttayor
is compelled to bow at the l-hets
of these conscienceless criminals, and
pay tribute or ceuse to exit-
Thlrd. That we denounce the vic
ious tariff system, fostered aindt pr
Ietuated bythe Itepulk-an party, un
GOOD ROADS ASSOCIATION
FOR THE STATE IS FORMED
Springfield, 111., May 5. The state
good roads convention has organized
a permanent good roads association
electing Hon. IV Witt W. Smith of
Springfield president and John II. Nc
her ami Arthur R. Melton of Spring
sunk at the entrance of Fort Arthur
harbor the Japanese fleet bombarded
the fort and town May X The bom
bardment was continued on the morn
ing of the 4th.
Found More Dead on Field.
rokio. Mav .1. A telegram from
Cen. Kuroki. dated May sa s a care
ful search of the battlefield of last
Sunday revealed. -IK) additional wound
ed and dead Russians. lie expects a
complete search of the field will re
sult in increasing this number.
Opinion Prevails In London
London, May .". The opinion gains
ground here that the Japanese have
at last effectually blocked Fort Ar
thur. No official Japanese report on
the subject has yet been received, but
the Tokio corresiKindoTCtsnro very iosi
tive regarding the niatter.and describe
the determination with wliich the en
terprise vvas undertaken. The Daily
Telegraph's corrisMndent declares
that the entrance to Fort Arthur is
"absolutely sealed." mid adds that the
JapancM fleet in clTtcting i't purpose
steamed into the entrance at full
s--Iood, and that the naval officers who
made the two previous attempts
1 logged permission to tarry out the
next attack by daylight, that being
easier, and their request was granted.
Japs Ilelei iiiined to Sucre: d.
'So determined were tl.ey to suc
ceed," adds the correspondent, "that
they dt-ided. it' necessary, to lie half
their men. The numltcr of casualties
sustained by the Japanese has not yet
been announced.-- in favor of the suii-
position. of Japanese success in block
ing Fort Arthur, it is pointed) out that
the previous attempt had left tho
channel so narrow theit a couple of
vessele? sunk in the fairway would
probably suffice to seal up the on
trance, while there is a noticeable eva
sion and half heartetlmss in the ltn-
sian denials of the enemy's success.
Now Cliwaiiy; Slory Probably I litruo.
TlnTe is no confirmation here of the
Paris' rumor that au engagement be
tweeii Kussian and Japanese squad
rons hail takt n place olT Vladivostok,
md St. Petersburg knows nothing of
the rumored capture of New Chwang,
It is not believed here. It Is report
ed that the Japanese advanced' to w ith-
iu eighteen miln of Feng-Wang-
Cheng and t'hat another engagement
is expected almost immediately.
KI SSIANS LUSK 0l:U 2.000 MKN
According: to tho Official F.stimatc of the
Rusit Commander in the l ii;ht.
St. Petersburg. May .". 3:17 ;i. in.
The Russian losses at the battle of
Kiu-Lien- Cheng were 2,000 men and
forty officers far greater than pre
vious reports indicated. This is the
official estimate of Major (Jeneral
Kashtalinsky, who directly command
ed the division that suffered th brunt
of the attack, and whose reirort was
received- yesterday by the cinieTor.
Many are iiikclined to place the Kus
sian losses even higher. tJeneral Kash
talinsky mtntiohs alx that more than
TOO wounded had anived at Feng-Weng-Cheng,
aixl these iuajnot be in
cluded in his calculations.
der which the trust- nave neen i;oin.
bred, fattened, and the species, multi
plied, until they Iiavc every fndur-trial
anil commercial interest by the throat,
anil we demand the repeal of every
tariff which denies "equal opportuni
ties for all."
In the district caucuses the Hearst
men secured six against live for the
antis. These are the delegates to St.
Louis: First. W. W. Rallwin. lies
Mointts; K. J. McManis, I,ee; Second.
William Desmond. Clintou: J. It. Mur
phy, Iowa; Third, A. J. O'F.rien. I5u h
an.in; F. J. Fowhr. Blackhawk;
Fourtli. James Kerwin. Fayette; M. E.
Cook, Howard; Fifth, Sam S. Wright,
Cedar: C. L. Huston. Linn: Sixth,
John PoT.eT, M or. roe; tJeorge F. Rein
hart, Jasper: Seventh. II. C. Kvans,
Polk: S. M. Hamilton. Madison;
Kighth. M. P.. M ;ring. A p noose; A.
V. Fenn, Fremont: Ninth. LI. J. Sidey,
Adair; H. R. Iloltzman. Guthrie;
Tenth. Charles I. Reynolds. Carroll;
W. I. Dranm'gaii. Palo Alto: Eleventh,
C. A. Cook. Oscola; W. C. Whiting,
Monona. The last tix are Hearst men.
Jndce Nominated for a Third Term.
Burlington, la.. May T. The Repub
lican convention of the Twentieth dis
trict of Iowi unanimously nominated
Judge W. S. Withrow to a third term.
MAPPING OUT A PLATFORM
Seeks to Set Up a Tariff as the Only
Issue in the Cam
paign. Washington. May .1. It was an
nounced at the White House today
that former Gov. Frank S. Black, o
New York, would make the principal
speech iu the nomination of President
Roosevelt at the Chicago convention.
Washington, May .". An informal
conference between leading Republic
ans iu tho senate and Pretsiilcut Roose
velt, in the nature of a coutiuuatiou
Of the conferences which have lieen
held nearly every Xiy or night since
the adjournment of congress, was held
nt the executive offices. Senators Al
lison, Cullont and Spooner were with
the president a considerable time.
They wi re joined by Secretary Coi tel
vou. All Are Reticent.
While all those who lailied wiih the
IKreside-nt were lvtieciit. it is known
that the preliminary campaign woik.
Including the Republican platform and
the selection of a chairman of the
national committee wan -vnside-rcd liv
formally, but carefully. No decision
was mu hed'. It can be said that no
man yet has been selected to luvid tho
Republican connuitUc in the aiproachr
Lng camnaiiru. . .
Aldrlrh to Hew il 1'luuk.
Later in the day the president had
conferences with Sera tor Ahirieh, Sen
ator Piatt, of New York, and Speaker
Cannon. Senati r Adirich k ft later for
Hot Springs. 'n., where he will rest
f r a few days. Iiu idea tally, he v. ill
devote hiniM-lf to the preparation of
tt least cue of the p! :,;vks. audi per
haps two or three, of the platform.
It is known that tin- tariff will lie
a dominant Usue. St r.atci Culloin also
left for Illinois, fpeaker Cannon left
for home at o:H p. in. He expresstnl
the be-lief that lie had punctured, ef
fectually his liooin for tht vice presi
dential noininatlon. Ser.iitor Sinioiier
iid In would leave for Wisconsin iu
a day or two.
WILL MEET JUNE 15
Republican National Committee Will
Disposo of Convention
Washington. Mav Postmaster
General Pa.vne. acting chartnau of t lit'
republican national committee, today
issued a call lor a meeting oi the na
tional committee at Chicago June
The committee will hear and deter
mine such contests as may be present
ed for its consideration and prepare a
temporary roll of (Relegates.
COUSINS NOMINATED FOR
SEVENTH TERM IN CONGRESS
Cedar llapids. Iowa. May .". Con
gressman Robert G. Cousins was re
uominated by acelamalioii for the sev
enth term by the Fifth district repub
licans today. The convention adopted
the "stand pat" resolutions.
Prohibitionists of the Fifth district,
named as their candidate Rev. ). N.
Kllett, oT Marslialltown.
Sioux City, May K. II. Hubbard,
of Sioux Citv, was nominated for con
gressman iv liie
republicans of the
on the 1 1 1 ballot,
-sman Thomas and
ot her candidates.
EXPORT TARIFF WILL KILL
THE PRODUCTION OF SUGAR
Washington. 'May .V Unitid St ites
Minister F-well reported to the state
department from San Horn in zo by mail
under date of April 17, that the im
position of an export duty of 'Z'l per
cent, on smrar will completely stop the
sugar growing industry according to
the testimony of the planters! The cor
responding duty on tobacco ha, greatly
depressed the tobacco Interests.
POPE CONSIDERS LOUBET'S
VISIT AFFRONT TO CHURCH
Roh-e. May The ( t-v rvatore Ro-
IMWi, the atiean oran. .i;.'Iishes an
olIii'tl note tsjiying tliat the holy se
ceii.idti-s Preside ut lubet's visit 1o
Rome the gravest ofl-i:se agaln.t its
linity and rights, and therefore has
sent to the French go-rninent a ftr
mal and energetic irot .-,
JAPAN NEGOTIATING IN
LONDON FOR A NEW LOAN
Lm'li'ii, May .". It Is s;iid in finan
cial circles that neotiatl-ns arc ap
proaching a conclusion with financial
houses in Ignition for the issue of a
Japanese loan of S2.VrrMjX) at O.'J, the
security being a Lrt f&are ua ih
IN NORTH NEBRASKA
Sheriffs of Four Coun
ties Lead the As
sault. Naper, Neb., May '.. In a battlo
lasting all vesterday the sheriffs of
four northern Nebraska counties cap
tured the three Kerring brothers, des
peradoes and alleged bank robbers,
after wounding two of the Kerrings
and having one of the posse badly
hurt. The Kerrings had taken refuge
in a fortified stone house on the edge
f the Sioux reservation, and front
this point of vantage held off the otti
ccrs with ritles.
For the last two ears they !uio
committed numerous robberies and
other thefts in northern Nebraska. All
efforts to capture the three thieves
were unaxiling till .vesterday. One of
the deputies was wounded early in tho
Ilrawu Out by Ituit.
After dark last night the deities
eased tiring tin- several hours, when.
the Kerrings. supposing they had
withdrawn, made a dash and attempt
ed to escape, in the litrht which fol
lowed two of them were badly wound
ed and the third surrendered. All
three were brought hen- iu irons and
are in jail. Threats of lynching arc
SAYS OUSTER WAS
OF NO IMPORTANCE
President of Cumberland Telephone
Company Talks of Affair
Nashville, Tch'n., May .". Presi
dent James F. Caldwell, of the Cum
iHTland Telephone- and Telegra plh Co.
has given to the Associated, Press a
sbitcmeut concerning Chancellor A1M
son'ts decision iu the outster proceed
ings against the Cumberland comjiaiiy.
Caldwell said: "The reports sent out
concerning the dec ision in the Cumber
land Telephone ai:d Telegraph com
pany case are unwarranted.
"Our attorneys have appealed tho
case to the supreme court, where it
will be trie til d novo. The appeal va
cates the decree and there is now no
decree of any kind against the com
pany. It will bo l.oi-ne In mind that
this is a light between rivals, and In
not a suit involving money claims.
The company was never more pros-IM-rous
or better established than at
present. It regards the occurrence aa
BLOWS FOUR MEN
TO KINGDOM COME
Ten Thousand Pounda ol Powder Ig
nited in Indiana Fac
tory. Newport. Ii:u.. May A powder
mill ow ned by the Nc rt h-.vi Mern Pow
der company, three miles from New
loit. wa. blown up. Four nun wero
kilhd outright and two wme ln
jurtd. 'I he dead "re: Pefota Rtlggs
Albert Mayhcw, ;orge Mayliew arwl
Henry Crillin. The injured: Quincy
Foster and M. I. Taylor. Ten tliou
sand pounds of powder expbidod. and
the bodies of RMggs and Crillin wio
blown into such small pieces that tht y
could not be picked up.
The other I mm lie were not badly,
manglxJ. The Injured nu n will rtt-ov-er.
The mill was two frame buil
imgs situated in a hollow a I out one
half mile Jong. One building waa
known us the glaze mill, where tho
explosion occurred, and the lire reaJ
to the corning mill. The loss was f
LOSS OF LIFE IN
Telegraph Service Between Chero
kee and Harem, Iowa,
lies Moines. May A tornado has
jaralyzed telegraph service between.
Cherokee and Ma renin Iow a. It ia
feared there has been lots of life.