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ROGK ISLAND ARGUS.
VOI,. LIII. NO. 234.
ROCK ISLAND, ILI,.. WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 1904.
PUK E TWO CENTS.
AGREE TO A
Packers Will Have Last
Meeting With the
HELD THIS AFTERNOON
President Roosevelt Or
to be Made.
Chicago. July 20. -A joint confer
BBCS iliis afternoon to Attempt a new
: -it lenient of the stock yards strike
was agreed to by the packers today.
Representative! of all the his pack
ing housuB met today to consider the
appeal made to them yesterday to ar
range for a joint conference probably
to le held this afternoon. It is re
ported an agent of the government is
here to make an Investigation of the
hi like. It is said the packers are vio
lating the federal Injunction regarding
PlflMtll Of Jcra Im . l lu.-i ( Ion.
Oyster Hay. .Inly 26. President
loose veil is watching closely develop
ineiiis of the beef strike at Chicago
and Other cities and has directed the
department of commerce and lahor to
coUeet Information regarding the
strike for probable future ne. It is
known the president regards the sit
net ion as grave.
In iuio't l uninnl I'i.U.-l Ini;.
Omaha. July 20.- On petition of the
packers Pederal Jndge Hunger today
issued an injunction restraining the
strikers from picketing the plants.
Cvtela Thla Kttttmomm.
Chicago, Inly 20. The crisis in the
siock yards strike will come this af
t moon The allied trades unions In
the slock yards, which are certain to
become involved in the controversy if
ft is not BOOO Settled, held a conference
yesterday afternoon lasting five hours,
and at its conclusion sent a letter to
the packers asking for a joint confer
ence between the representatives of
t be strikers, packers anil allied trades,
to iwe if a settlement of the strike
long peaceful lines cannot be reach
rd. Last night there was nobody who
would call the peckers to the confer
ence, and it was Impossible to say
with certainty that the meeting will he
I 'hull Rrfaml.
ThC unions Joining in the request
for the meeting represented all trades
engaged i" the packing industry, and
they joined in a final request for arid
t rat lee between the packers and the
striking packers. President Donnelly,
of the butchers' union, said last Bight
tie was anxious to have peace, but that
nnh ss it came with the proposed con
ferellie today there would hi' a geti-
eml sympathetic strike on the part of
Ike altted trades unions.
Dnlarr PlSflft ' .
SI. Paul. July At a conference
held last eveadag between the gover-
iii r and a committee of strikers, it is
said, the strikers promised to declare
the blockade of the packing plants off
Manager Lands, of the Swift plant,
maintained that several eert union
butchers had returned to work in ad
dition to those taken back yesterday.
'I'h' men said they had no grievance
:md were tired of being out of employ
1'r to l.im-li Niin-I nlnal.l.
A mob at the stock yards procured
a roe and attempted to lynch Thomas
Johnson, a turn unionist, but he es
. aped after receiving a severe beating
$150,000 FIRE IN WISCONSIN
names Threaten Whole of Rhine
lander Wind Veers Course.
Uhinelander. Wis. July 26. Thirty
dwellings, several big lumber yards
and a sawmill were destroyed by fin
here yesterday. The wind carried the
lire rapidly beyond control, and the
entire city was threatened, hut the
wind changed and the town was saved
The fire department was helpless in
the face of the flames. The loss is es
timate.! at m arly $159,660.
MRS. MAYBRICK IS RELEASED
Given Freedom and Departs From
England For France.
Truro. Cornwall. England. July 20.
Mrs. Florence Mavbrick is free and
left here todav for France.
Powder Mill Blows Up.
Marion. 111.. July St. An explos'on
at the Egyptian powder mills, four
miles from this city, yesterday after
noon destroyed one of the largest
buildings on the ground. Three men
were injured, one seriously. The loss
cannot yet be estimated.
IOWA IN HARMONYiPROTEST IS MADE
Democrats Kod state Convention in
Amicable Frame of
GOOD MEN PUT ON TICKET
Great Interest Manifested in Party's
Iowa Cky. Iowa, July 2b. With the
exception of a defeat in an attempt to
humiliate National Committeeman
Charles A. Walsh, the Parker forces
were in absolute control of the demo
cratic convention, held here yesterday.
Harmony was the keynote, and Hearst
and anti-Hearst men vied with each
other in nominating and seconding the
above candidates, members of oppos
ing factions. The bitter finish fight
that was expected failed to develop.
The blow aimed ai Committeeman
Walsh, who also is a member of the
t'e committee, was an effort to limit
his voting in the latter body to mat
ters not subjects of contest. It was
iefeated in the resolutions committee!
by a vote of C to 5. Apart from defeat
in this Walsh matter the anti-Hearst i
men gained all and now govern the ma
chinery of the party in Iowa.
Platform U Short.
The platform adopted by the con
vention is exceedingly brief. It de
'file democrats of Iowa, in conven
tion assembled, hereby ratify the dec
laration of principles of the denneratic
national convention adopted at the re
cent convention at St. Louis, and in
dorse the candidacy of A. B. Parker
and Henry G. Davis, our nominees for
president and vice president, and
pledge them our hearty anil loyal sup
Klec tors at Large W. O. Schmidt. J.
Secretary of State Charles A. Dick
Auditor of State Edgar F. Medary.
Treasurer of Stale Henry Riegel-
Attorney General Maurice O'Con
Railway Commissioner J. B. Bffon-
Supreme Judge-J. V. Sullivan.
Jefferson City. Mo.. July 20. The
democratic stale convention organized
yesterday by the election of Congress
man Vandiver as temporary chairman
Ittd P. J. Nolan, of LaG range, as sec
In his speech Vandiver disclaimed
any internuon or desire to introduce
gavel rule, expressed hope that the
convention would nominate a ticket
Tells Them Colorado Situation
Does Not Warrant Fed
Oyster Bay. July 2o. The president
yesterday received a committee repre
seining the coal miners and allied
crafts of Wilkesbarre. Peon. They
mme to present a petition concerning
he Colorado labor conditions and ask
lie president to investigate with a
rien of possibly remedying these con
ditions. The petition represented the
views of 225,660 union men ot north
western Pennsylvania. The president
read it carefully and then informed
the committee he would be glad to do
anything he properly and legally could
do to ameliorate rue conditions exist
.ng in Colorado. He indicated that an
investigation of the labor troubles of
that state was now being made by
agents of the department of commerce
and labor. Thus far the situation has
not been such as would warrant inter
ference by the federal government.
Following the presentation of the pe
tition the nresident talked with his
callers on the subjects of mutual in
terest. The committee expressed
pleasure at the result of the visit and
unite in saying the interview was per
fectly satisfactory to them and doubt
less will beto the unions they repre
ROSEBUD BOARD IS CHOSEN
Interior Department Names Three to
Conduct Land Drawing.
Washington. July 26. Acting Sec
retary of the Interior Ryan has ap
pointed the following board to con
duct the drawing to determine the
order in which homestead entries shall
be made at the Rosebud reservation:
W. A. Richards, commissioner of the
general land office.
Eleazer Wakely and P. F. Sherman.
Sioux Falls. S. D.
The drawing will begin July 28 at
Chamberlain. S. D. Although there
are but 2.500 selections to be made,
the registrations up to last night had
exceeded 60.000. Seven thousand reg
AT ST. PETERSBURG
England Objects to Seizure of the
Malacca Fleet Sent to
St. Petersburg. July 20. The Brit
ish ambassador has presented the pro-
test of his government against the
seizure in the Red Sea of the steamer
Malacca and the action of the Russian
Port Said. July 2". The crew and
passengers of the steamer Malacca
which was seized by the Russian vol
unteer fleet in the Red Sea landed
here. The ship was detained by the
authorities awaiting instructions. The
Malacca's crew are prisoners. Her
cargo includes 4) tons of explosives
lor Hong Kong.
Berlin. July 20. England has in
formed Germany of the dispatch of an
English fleet of eighteen warships to
Alexandria with intention of checking
the Russian illegalities in the Red
Sea. It is expected a demonstration
will cause Russia to subside meekly.
The general feeling here is that the
first European complication with re
gard to the war in the far east has
ON THE VATICAN
French Note Names Terms Refusal of
Which Will Lead to
Ending of Relations.
Paris. July 26. The text of foreign
Minister DelCBSse'fl note addressed to
the Vatican was communicated to the
council of ministers today. It creates
a decisive issue asking for the with
drawal of letters by which the Vatican
called for the resignations of Bishops
Geay and Nordez. Otherwise, all rela
tions between France and the Vatican
will be broken off.
that would stand for the fundamental
principles of democracy.
Crftwda Were Crazy.
The crowd seeking admission as the
night session of the convention was
so great that the doorkeepers were
swept aside and the crowd poured into
the hall, delegates and sightseers, mix
The report of the credentials com
mittee was not ready and after a brief
session during which pandemonium
reigned, the convention adjourned un
Sarles for Governor.
Grand Forks. N. D July 2b The
ticket slated for nomination by the re
publicans today is headed by K. Y.
Series, of HOlsboro, for governor.
Senator If eC umber will be both tem
porary and permanent chairman.
AUTO ANGERS PEASANTS:
RIBH MAN SAVES BRIDE
Robert Goelet and Wife, on Honey
moon Trip in Austria, Have Dra
matic Escape From Mob.
Vienna. July 2i. Robert Goelet of
New York and his bride, formerly
Miss Elsie Whelan of Philadelphia,
where making the trip from Paris to
Vienna, in an automobile, and when
near Polling, in upper Austria, on
Thursday, the chauffeur put on high
speed along a country road. A har
vest car laden with corn and driven by
a peasant boy approached. The horses
took fright and overturned the cart at
the roadside, burying the boy under
Peasants who had viewed the ac
cident from the fields rushed to the
scene. They surrounded the auto
mobile, brandishing pitchforks,
scythes and clubs. Mr. Goelet sought
to placate them by offering the boy's
father a thousand franc note. The
man spurned the money, and this ac
tion further inflamed the peasants.
Mr. Goelet. fearing for the lives of
his party, drew his revolver, and or
dered his chauffeur to draw likewise.
Then with leveled pistols they back
ed to the automobile, jumped alioard
and escap.-d toward Mauerkirchen at
RETURN TO NATIVE LAND
r"3,,i;c nf QtriUor-c Tir of triLc
Chicago. July 20. Wearying of the
turmoil and hardships encountered
while struggling for a living in the
face of strikes and lockouts, 42 fami
lies of the strikers left Chicago yes
terday afternoon to return to Austria
Hungary. There they will receive less
pay. they say. but their employment
will be more steady and bereft of peril.
Boats of Norge Ashore.
London. July 20. Two empty life
boats belonging to the ill-fated steamer
Norge. which foundered off Rockall
reef. 2i't miles from the Scottish main
land. June 28. have been washed
ashore on the Orkney islands.
Effect of Arrest of Ger
mans at Request
FOR INCITING REVOLT
Intense Feeling Against
Koenigsburg, July 20. At yester
day's trial of the seven social demo
crats accused of smuggling anarchistic
pamphlets into Russia, the defense
created a sensation by declaring that
Russia was responsible for the assas
sination of King Alexander and Queen
Druga. of Servia. and of Premier
Stambuloff. of Bulgaria.
ilni-HHM Prove t Itnrui-.
To prove their charges the attorneys
for the defendants moved the court to
summon Major PetkolT. of Sofia. Bul
garia: a former Russian dragoman. Ja-
cobsohn. of Rushchuk, Bulgaria; and
the editor of a Sofia newspaper, in or
der to prove that the Russian govern
ment had been keeping agents in the
Balkans since 1881 to incite the people
against their rulers.
The state's attorney opposed the mo
tion, but the court took the matter un
der consideration and adjourned.
Appealed to Army.
The seven social democrats under
arrest are German subjects. They were
arrested after being accused by the
Russian government of smuggling an
archistic literature into Russia. The
testimony given shows that some of
the pamphlets in question appealed to
the army, urging the soldiers to make
common cause wiih the people, to dis
obey the command to fire upon the
populace, to shoot into the air. and to
turn their bayonets sgalost the offi
ii il u:i I ;in In til IMiaaiJ
The arrest of the seven men has
caused widespread indignation through
out Germany and has done much to
crystallise German popular sentiment
against Russia in the present war.
Gorman illustrated papers are filled
with cartoons derisive of Russia, and
editorial comment In all parts of the
empire i.- running strongly against the
MACCABEES MAY RAISE RATE
Question is Uppermost in Triennial
Meeting Now On in Detroit.
Detroit. July 20. An increase in
rales, it is expected, will be ordered by
the supreme bodies of the Knights and
Ladies of the Maccabees of the World,
which began their triennial meeting
here yesterday. The solution of the
question will be the feature of the
The Lady Maccabees elected officers.
Among them are: Supreme command
er. Mrs. Lillian M. Hollister. of De
troit; record keeper. Miss Bina M.
West, of Port Huron. Mich.; sergeant.
Mrs. A. Nelson, of Des Moines, Iowa:
picket. Mrs. Anna M. Welch, of St.
Paul. Minn.: trustees, Mrs. Helen M.
Bradner of Port Huron. Mich.. Mrs.
Ellen Downer of Chicago, and Mrs.
Grace Meredith of Wabash. Ind.
WOMAN FAILS TO SHOW UP
Mrs. Sabin-Brown, Charged With Dia
mond Robbery, Forfeits.
Stockt on, Cal., July 20. Henry .1.
Kendall, who with Mrs. Sabin-Brown.
was arrested in this city accused of
committing a diamond robbery in Chi
cago, was taken east by Sheriff Whit
lock, of Vermillion county. 111. When
Kendall's companion was called yes
terday she failed to appear and her
cash bond of 12,560 was forfeited.
PULPIT TO WASH BOILER
Pastor Becomes a Laundryman After
Richmond. Ind., July 26. After 28
years In the ministry as an evangelist
of the Christian church. Rev. H. C. Pat
terson, of Irvington, Ind.. has gone in
to the laundry business. He has trav
eled much and has built B6 churches,
and says he makes the change in order
to be at home.
SPRINGFIELD WINS GOLF CUP
Comes Out Victorious in Golf Tourna
ment of Central Illinois.
Springfield. 111.. July 20. In the an
nual tournament of the Central Illinois
Golf association at Jacksonville yes
terday Springfield won the club cham
pionship cup by 43 up. Other clubs
scored as follows: Quincy. 31 up;
Jacksonville. 25 up; Galesburg.
down; Peoria. 40 down; Decatur. 51
down; Bloomington, 52 down; Cham
paign. 7 down.
OUR PRISONS ARE
FULL OF ALIENS
Commission of Immigration Makes
Public Some Startling
Washington. July 20. A startling
condition of affairs is shown by a re
port just made public by Commission
er General of Immigration Sargent. It
shows the number of aliens in con
finement in penal and charitable insti
tutions in the United States during the
first four tuonths of the present year,
and deals only wtih those aliens who
have been in this country less than
There are confined in the institu
tions covered by the report 28.639
males and 1 5.043 females, all of whom
have not become citizens of the United
States. Of this number 3.9H5 are im
prisoned for grave offenses. 5.fiSlt; for
minor crimes, while 2".27H are insane
and 14. Cut are paupers.
Of the whole number 24.797 were
confined for life and 10.112 for more
than two years. In state institutions
there are 23.54S persons. 14.S79 in
county instiutions. 5.35s in private
hospitals and "! in federal institu
tions. New York leads in the percentages,
with Boston second and Philadelphia
third. The investigation is being con
tinued. FIX PLAN FOR SANTO
DOMINGO TO PAY UP
Arbitration Over Debt to Company
Decides on a Plan For Pay
ment of Principal.
Washington. July 2. Another long
standing issue is being brought to a
successful arbitration and sen lenient
as reported to the state department in
connection with the claims of the San
to Domingo Improvement company. A
New York corporation, against the gov
ernment of Santo Domingo. The com
pany had extensive financial and prop
erty interests in the island, including
docks, bridges and railroad.
The government used the railroad
without compensation to the com
pany. Through the efforts of Minis
ter Powell, Santo Domingo about a
year ago admitted liability of $4,500.
im0 to the company. The method of
payment and other matters were to be
arbitrated. John G. Carlisle was ap
pointed for the company and Senor
Galvan the Dominican consul general,
represented his government and Judge
George Gray, of Delaware was chosen
umpire. The arbitrators have fixed 4
per cent as the amount of interest on
the principal of $4,566,666; have pro
vided for monthly payments and have
named certain ports whose customs of
revenue are to be pledged as securi
ties for the payments.
BURIED ALIVE SIXTY HOURS UNDER
THE SPELL OF A HINDU HYPNOTIST
Harry Zerkill Is Successfully
Brought Out of Trance at
Hammond, Ind. July 2i. An unus
ual spectacle was witnessed in the
moonlight at Wolf Lake park, neat
this city, at 10 o'clock last night. The
body of Harry Zerkill. of Chicago, who
was buried alive at 3 p. m. Sunday,
was disinterred from a grave six feet
deep under direction of C. O. Johnson,
a Whiting undertaker. A crowd ol
3,666 persons fought for a position at
the graveside where they could see the
exhumation, and if required the ser
vices of a squad of Hammond and
Whiting jKdicemen to provide a place
for Marata, the Hindu clairvoyant, to
bring Zerkill out of the hypnotic trance
in which he had lain for nearly $6
hours. J u at before the casket was
taken from the ground the Hindu
hypnotist who had Flood guard at the
graveside during the trance was par
tially overcome and cried out that he
was losing his control over his sub
ject. During the excitement which
prevailed several women were injured
by the crush. The coffin was carried
to a platform surrounded by raised
seats, one side of which collapsed,
pitching scores of people to
the ground. but no one was
seriously injured. Marata brought
Zerkill out of his long trance seem
ingly with great effort. The subject
was very weak and failed to recognize
his parents and sister, who were pres
ent, for several minutes.
REFUSES TO PUT ON SKIRTS
Virgie Wilson. Fined and Sent to
Workhouse in Kansas City.
Kansas City. Mo.. July 2". Virgie
Wilson, the lvyear-old girl from Kan
sas who was fined $16 in a police court
yesterday for wearing male attire on
the streets, still refuses to wear
skirts. She was unable to pay the
fine and was taken to the workhouse.
The guards at the workhouse offered
her a dress and other articles of cloth
ing worn by women, but she would no?
accept them, saying overalls suited
I vailed Rater ot Clks Take G. A.
Keynold to Taak for Neg
lect of Duty.
GRAND LODGE IN CINCINNATI
Treasurer Criticises Extravagance of
Officers Order Reported in
Cincinnati. Ohio. July 20. The
grand lodge meeting of the Benevolent
and Protective Order of Elks develop
ed a sensation yesterday in the ar
raignment of Grand Secretary G. A.
Reynolds by retiring Exalted Ruler
Fanning and Grand Treasurer Samuel
H. Needs. The retiring grand exalted
ruler, in referring to Grand Secretary
"In attempting a prompt and proper
enforcement of business methods the
grand secretary proved a most disap
pointing obstacle, so much so that dur
ing the year it became necessary for
your grand exalted ruler, with the help
of the board of grand trustees, to act
in entire independence of that official.
This, in truth, was the only thing to
HiinIucmm lu HiiiI Shape,
In instances that could not be
reached and controlled by us business
was inexcusably allowed to stagnate,
written instructions were ignored, anil
expenditures were unnecessarily in
creased. Some two weeks ago, or
about July 5. upon information of the
grand secretary, who was still dis
qualified for duty, and realizing thai
the interests of the order so demanded,
the grand exalted ruler acted with the
board of grand trustees in empower
ing the chairman of the auditing com
mittee to proceed to Saginaw and there
render all necessary assistance in
completing and arranging the records
"So flagrant and continuous has
been the grand secretary's disregard
of duty that, had it not been for the
harmful consequences inevitable to the
order, he would have been removed
I'laaoctal s'm t Tit ieiNcd.
Grand Treasurer Samuel H. Needs
In his report criticises the financial
system of the order. He refers to a
banquet given the grand exalted ruler
by New York lodge No. 1 Feb. 16. On
that occasion 1 1 members of the grand
offices attended the meeting and turn
ed In bills amounting to $1,866. He
also criticises the statement of indi
vidual expenses of those who attended
the Baltimore reunion. He thinks the
grand lodge should gl t down to a mile
W. .1. O'Brien, Jr., of Baltimore, was
elected grand exalted ruler by a major
ity of 37i votes.
HOLD THE WIRES AND
DELAY RACE REPORTS
New York Officers Balk Efforts of
Poolroom Men to Get News
New York, July 20. While angry
poolroom men stormed and raged out
side the telegraph office yesterday at
the Brighton Beach race track. Police
Inspector Brooks and 10 detectives im
perrurbably wrote and filed telegrams
with the operators at the conclusion
of each race. The wires, thus blocked
with business, were unable to handle
the race information. When recourse
was had to the telephones the pool
room representatives found a burly de
tective in each booth, carrying on an
animated conversation. As a result
they had to send their race Informa
tion from outside joints. In conse
quence the service was unusually late
and impatient crowds of bettors filled
the downtown poolrooms.
FIVE DEATHSIRE REPORTED
Heat in New York Terrible Fatalities
New York. July 26. The hot wave
which struck the city Monday, bring
ing death and prostration, increased
'-terday to the highest temperature
of the year and added more victims to
the list. Five deaths from heat have
'occurred in Brooklyn. Thermometers
in the street marked 160 in the shade.
SEND MESSAGE TO PARKER
Iowa Democratic State Convention
Congratulates the Judge.
Esopus. July 26. The following tel-
egram was received from the Iowa
democratic state convention, datrd
Iowa City, and signed H. J. Stiger, as
' Iowa democrats. In state conven
tion assembled, congratulate you and
the nation on your nomination and the
prospects of your election. We wdsh
Parker sent the following:
"1 beg you to assure the convention
over which you preside that its mi".
age of congratulations and the good
1 vishes are very greatly appreciated."
Vladivostok Fleet is Be
ing Pursued by Tor
A FIGHT IF CAUGHT
Another Ship With Guns
Comes Out of the
Tokio. July 20. The Russian Vladi
vostok squadron, unaccompanied by
torpedo boars, entered the Pacific
ocean today. The destination is un
known. Cateh Jiip Mourner.
Tokio. July 20. The Vladivostok
squadron overhauled a Japanese
Bteamer eastward of Tsugar struits.
The name of the vessel and Its fale
Tokio. July 20. The Vladivostok
squadron has released the merchant
man. The Japanese torpedo Hot ilia Is
pursuing the squadron.
nrricM Torpedo Tahea.
London. July 26. The Constantino
pie correspondent of the Mail in n dis
patch dated July is. says: "A Russian
cruiser has just passed through from
Odessa with several guns covered with
canvas on her deck. She also carried
torpedo t ubes."
BltWWf ll rrlve.
London, July 26. The Chronicle
this morning prints a dispatch from
the Yin Kow correspondent saying the
reinforcements for which Oku has
been wailing are now being disem
barked under the protection of seven
Japanese cruisers. A fresh landing of
troops is also being effected north of
Porl Arthur, and important events may
be looked for this week.
In I .l:ni River.
London. July 26. The Times' Tokio
correspondent says: "It is rumored in
Tokio that three Japanese torpedo
boat destroyers have sailed into the
Liao river, where the Russian gunboat
Si vouch and a Russian torpedo boat
destroyer are anchored."
.!!. -nil Eiintnant.
Liao Yang. July It;, via Mukden.
July is. (Delayed.) A genera en
gagement, it is reported, began this
morning in the east between the forces
of Lieut. (Jen. Keller and (Jen. Knrofci.
it is ri'iKirted also the engagement bp
gan simultaneously at Tatchekiao,
from which the Japanese for some
days had been only six miles distani.
The best information here indicates
the siege of Port Arthur is now being
much more closely pressed and there
are many ext ravagant rumors of losses
on both sides.
Talchekiao. July 20. The Japanese
seem to be moving their forces east
ward in the direction of iiiuyan and
Simouchen. Fresh guns, mules and
ammunition are being brought up daily
and sent to points where the Japanese
expect to give battle. The movement
southeastward is considerably imped
ed by Russian attacks. At Siabintun
anil Gaitziatun, Russian gunners shell
ed Japanese camps and drove the
corps out in disorder. Many were kill
ed or wounded and the supplies aban
doned. ItltHHlllll T-M- ilolllN SlinU.
St. Petersburg, July 20. It Is re
ported that a Russian torpedo boat and
German vessel have been sunk at
Vladivostok as the result of striking
a mine. Roth crews were lost.
POLICEMEN ARE ACCUSED
Col. Morianty of Seventh Illinois Al
leges Inhuman Treatment.
Springfield, 111.. July 20. Col. Mor
iariiy. commanding the 7th regiment,
accuses the Springfield police depart
ment of inhuman treatment. He al
leges thai while Joseph Kier of com
pany L was lying on the sidewalk
prostrated from the heal Monday even
ing a policeman came up and kicked
Kier and ordered him to get up.
When ECier'a friends objected all were
taken to the police station and locked
up. The police charged the men were
Frees Mother of Ten.
Cumberland. Md., July 20. Presi
dent Roosevelt has commuted the sen
tence of Mth. Mary M. Kissner, of
Friendsville, who was serving a term
of six months in Jail for passing a $1
note raised to $5, and she was set free.
Mrs. Kissner is the mother of 10 chil
dren. Catholic Ladies Meet.
St. Paul, July 20. Over 800 women,
representing the various branches of
the Ladies' Catholic Benevolent Asso
ciation of the United States, attended
tho opening session of the national
onventlon here. Archbishop Ireland
delivered a sermon.