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Fair tonight and Saturday; not much
change in temperature. Minimum tem
perature tonight 10 above rero. Tem
perature at 7 a. m., 16 at 3:30 p.m., 28.
J. M. SHERIER. Observer.
Only "Paper in
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VOL. LIV. NO. 105.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
GRAND DUKE SERGIUS MEETS FATE OF
VOW PHLEVE AT HANDS OF TERRORIST:
SENATE GRACEFULLY ACCEPTS R7AR HOI IIS RflMFFRF
hum mm m huwhuu Tq DISCUSS PEACE PLANS
Instantly Killed by Bomb
ASSASSINS ARE CAUGHT
Head of Reactionaries and
Known as Russia's Evil
St. Petersburg, Feb. 17. An Asso
ciated Press dispatch from Moscow
tays Grand Duke Sergius, while driv
ing in a carriage to Kremlin was as
sessinated by a bomb which was
thrown beneath his carriage. The car
riage was blown to pieces. The assas
sins were arrested. One of them is
( AI SKS Midi KXIITKMKINT.
News of the tragery created a tre
mendous sensation in St. Petersburg
Owing to the intense excitement pre
vaiiing at Moscow few particulars are
obtainable. The tragedy in reality was
no great surprise as it was known the
terrorists had already condemned the
grand duke to death.
omh:im:i in di: kmiikk.
Crand Duke Sergius, uncle of the
Russian emperor and formerly gover
nor general of Moscow, is understooJ
t" r ave been condemned by the revolu
tionary party in December last. He
has been classed as the most reaction
ary member of the imperial family, and
as head of what is referred to as the
war party and has been stigmatized by
the liberals as Russia's evil genius.
AS IIKtllO l I.OMMIV.
London, Feb. 17. A St. Petersburg
dispatch says a telephone message was
received from Moscow announcing an
xplosion at Krelem, where Grand
Duke Sergius has been residing. It is
rumored the grand duke was killed.
According to another report, a bomb
was thrown beneath Sergius' carriage,
and the latter, with the grand duke,
was blown to pieces.
Another dispatch says Sergius was
assassinated when driving towards
Kremlin near the court of justice. His
carriage was followed by another ve
hide containing two men. The bomt
was thrown beneath the duke's car
riage. The duke was killed. The
assassins were arrested. One of them
was wounded dangerously. Severa'
students have been taken into custody
Kllweil ly ( hIm.
Moscow. Feb. 17. While Grand
Duke Sergius was driving today from
Nicholas palace through the senate
quarter his carriage was followed by
I wo cabs. At the lawcourts a sleigh
in which were two m-n. one dressed
as a workman, went quickly ahead ol
the duke'H carriage. The sleigh then
slowed up lo allow the carriage to
j:ifs and at that moment a bomh was
thrown beneath the carriage.
IW-atk Waa Ionian.
The force of the explosion broke all
the windows of the lawcourts and the
nport was heard outside the city.
The horses were not hurt. The duke
was instantly killed. His head was
Mown tiff, and actually separated from
his body which as frightfully man
gled. The coachman was also killed.
Ilnu't Cam Job Ione.
On the arrest of the murderers,
n. i'her of whom was known to the
police one of them Bald:
1 don't care. I have done my job."
CZAR IS PROSTRATED
BY NEWS OF CRIME;
St. Petersburg. Feb. IT. News ot
the assassination of the grand duk
n ached Tsarskoe Selo while the Im
perial family was entertaining Prince
Frederick leepold. of Prussia. It ere
and the greatest const ernatlou. The
emperor is repotted completely pros
t rated. All festivities in honor of tht
Prussian guest were abandoned.
1 )rrauairlla galat StuJfl.
An immense crowd gathered at the
i-xt and made a demonstration against
the students who commenced scatter
iag revolutionary proclamations.
Within a few minutes after the ex
plosion ioople might been seen gather
ing up pieces of wood and clothing as
mementoes of the tragedy.
When Grand Duchess Elizabeth
widow of Grand Duke Sergius. was in
formed of the occurrence she immedi,
at. ly went to the scene of the assassin
ation without waiting to put on hat oi
The gates of the Kremlin were clos
cd as soon as the news of the assassin
ation was conveyed to the authorities
DUCHESS OF MARLBOROUGH SAVED
London, Feb. 17. At a fancy ball
given at Dublin by Ijrd Grenville, the
Duchess of Marlborough narrowly es
caped a perilous accident. A burning
cigaret which had been dropped upon
FATAL BLOW TO THE
HOPES OF ADDICKS
Break From Delaware Politician Sends
Hopes of Senatorship Glim
mering. Dover. Del.. Feb. IT. When the gen
eral assembly met in joint session to
day six union republicans broke away
from J. Edward Addicks. The only
ballot resulted: Addicks, 15; Saul
bnrv 20: H. A. Dunont. 9; T. Coleman
Dupont, 3: Richardson, 1; Lay ton, 1
Necessary to a choice, 2f.
This is the first break from Addicks
since he became a candidate for sen
ator in lSi5.
HAVE A CLOSE CALL IN
A NEW YORK HOTEL FIRE
One Woman Burned to Death and Fif
teen Barely Succeed in Es
caping. New York. Feb. IT. One woman was
burned to death and 15 men and wo
men narrowly escaped in a fire which
damaged the Hotel Winton, corner of
Ore Hundred and Tenth street and
Park avenue, today.
and the remains of the duke were tak-
n to Nicholas palace.
Anilnnlor Kvpre Comldlrncr.
St. Petersburg. Feb. IT. This after
noon Ambassador McCormick and the
other ambassadors drove to the palace
to express their official condolences,
also leaving their curds at the palaces
of various members of the imperial
libera Arc Marked.
t the time the sentence of death
was pronounced by the terrorists upon
j rand Duke Sergius, it was reported
Grand Duke Alexis, governor general
f St. Petersburg, was also condemned
o death, and. according to some re
ports, similar sentence was pronounc-
1 upon the dowager empress, Marie
Not AuiIoum to Stii)-.
St. Petersburg, Feb. IT M. Witte
said to the Associated Press today
that ho had not resigned though he
was not anxious to remain iu office.
t,otrrDur MuM Mliy nt l'vata.
St. Petersburg. Feb. 17. The minis
ter of the interior has ordered all gov
ernors of provinces not to leave their
posts at present.
Cut Off iippllea.
Managers tjf the Poutiloff Iron works
announce the strikers will not be fur
ther supplied with provisions on cred
it until work is resumed. This means
IO.Oim) persons will be deprived of the
means of obtaining food.
I.wekont at l.otla.
IxkIz. Feb. 17. Twenty-five factor
ies, among them some of the largest in
Lodz, paid off their men yesterday and
closed indefinitely. The men dismissed
number 40.of. Some other mills,
which previously had closed, refused
to pay the strikers, who demanded the
money claimed to be. due them.
Itevnlt In Southern Itunnla.
Odessa, Feb. 17. Fourteen hundred
university students have sent the gov
ernment a signed protest refusing to
resume their studies uutll reforms are
granted. Four-fifths of the professors
support te attitude of the students.
Eleven southern zemstvos have adop
ted resolutions demanding a free elec
tion of delegates to a lenisky zobor if
it is summoned. If it is packed with
government nominees the zemstvos de
clare they will ignore it.
oaotice a I'ovtder Mia.
Sosnovice, Feb. 1C. This town Is
still a powder magazine. The strikers
have arms and dynamite, but they are
quiet. The situation In the neighbor
hood of the Austro-Russian frontier is
causing anxiety. Cracow Is now the
center of the active propaganda of the
Polish revolution. It is believed here
that 40. 0") Austrian Poles are ready
'o come to help the movement. Rus
sians have been sending troops to
wards the frontier for a week. The
railway is strongly guarded.
TRIAL NEXT MONTH
New York, Feb. IT. District Attor
ney Jerome txlay sent notification to
he council for Nan Pattersou that the ,
new trial of her case will be begun'
CRICHTON FROM FIRE
the floor, came in contact with the
duchess' fluffy skirt, and in a moment
her clothing was in flames. Viscount
Criehton tore off his coat ami smoth
ej-ed the flames. The duchess was not
SCANDAL IN OIL
Secretary Hitchcock Denounces
Terms of Lease to Oklaho
1,500,000 ACRES INVOLVED
California May Follow Kansas in War
on the Standard Oil Com
pany. Washington. D. C. Feb. 17. "One of
the most gigantic monopolies ever is
sued" and a "lease nothing short of a
public scandal" are the statements
made by Secretary of the Interior
Hitchcock in arraignment of the lease
granted to the Indian Territory Ilium
inating Oil company.
Secretary Hitchcock's statement is
in explanation of the agreement reach
ed several days ago to cut off more
than the lands operative tinder this
lease during the next 10 years.
J.ra- (iriiDlril by Hoke Smith.
The lease originally known as the
Osage oil lease was granted in 1810 by
Secretary Hoke Smith to Edwin B
Foster, and gave th exclusive right to
prospect, develop, and sublet for oil
and gas throughout the entire 1,500,omu
acres of the Osage Jadian lands. This
exclusive right was granted for 10
years. Secretary Hitchcock says "af
ter a checkered existence" the com
pany became the Indian Territory 11
luminal ins Oil company.
The statement says Secretary Bliss
investigated the lease with a view to
canceling it, but found he could not
legally do so. Secretary Hitchcock es
pecially opposed the extension of the
original lease, becaure the company is
obtaining from the Indians practically
50 per cent of the royalty accruing to
the Indians who own the property,
while the sublessees provide the cap
ital. FIkIi for ItenennI of l,ene.
During the last two years efforts
have been actively made by represen
tatives of the Illuminating Oil com
pany to obtain a renewal of the blank
et lease for another 10 years, but have
met no favor from the present secre
tary of the. interior.
California May Knee Klicht.
Sacramento, Cal., Feb. 17. The
Kansas oil war may be duplicated in
California. Assemblyman Warren F.
John, of San Luis. Obispo county, has
introduced a measure providing:
"There shall be established, erected.
and equipped in the state of California
a refinery of petroleum, to be known as
the California state oil refinery. The
purpose of this refinery is to purchase,
receive and refine petroleum for sup
plying all institutions conducted at the
expense of the state of California and
to sell any surplus."
The bill carries with it an appropria
tion of $250,000 for the plant.
UP GO THE PRICES
OF ALL CARPETS
Eastern War Cuts Off .Supply of Fab
rics From China and
New York, Feb. IT. Practically all
the leading carpet manufacturers have
announced advances in prices from 2',i
to 5 cents a yard. The advance is said
to be caused by the war in the far east
which has cut off the supply of carpet
wools from Russia and China.
OLD FINANCIER IS GONE
Jay Cooke Assisted United States
Through the Rebellion.
Philadelphia, Pa.. Feb. 17. Jay
Cooke, in his day the greatest finan
cief of the United States, who financ
ed the government during the darkest
days of the civil war, died at 10 o'clock
last night at the residence of his son
in-law. Charles D. Barney, at Osontz.
Pa. His death, it was stated, came af
ter 24 hours of illness and was dus
to old age.
First Reception by Deneen.
Springfield. III.. Feb. 17. Gov.
Charles LVneen gave his Erst recep
tion last nigLt at the mansion, being
assisted by the judges of the supreme
court, state officials, and their wives.
Reconsiders Agricultural Ap
propriation Bill and
WILLARD STATUE DEDICATED
House Takes Steps to Secure Joint
Conference on the Statehood
Washington, Feb. 17. The senate
today yielded to the house and recon
sidered the vote by which the agricul
tural appropriation bill was passed.
and struck out the amendment affect
ing- the tariff on wheat, to which the
house objected and the bill was again
Akka Statehood Conference.
The house adopted a resolution from
the committee on rules in disagree
meat to the senate amendments to the
statehood bill and asked for a confer
Parcela Vit Treaty signed.
Washington, Feb. 17. A parcels
post treaty between this government
and Great Britain was signed today, ef
fective April 1.
Aerept Willanl Statue.
Washington, Feb. 17. At 3 this af
ternoon ceremonies accepting the stat
ue of Frances E. Willanl began In the
LAVVSON WIRES BIG
OFFER TO J. H. HYDE
Frenzied Finance'' Author Seeks
Buy Equitable Control and Se
cure Proof of Fraud.
Boston, Mass., Feb. 17. Thomas W.
Lawson last night sent the following
"James H. Hyde, vice president.
Kquitable Life Assurance society. New
York: I will pay you $20,0i) a share,
$10.2u0.oo' for your majority holding?
of T.10 shares of Equitable stock. $1,
ooo.Ooo down to bind trade, balance
ten days alter management of com
pany is delivered f my nominees, pro
vided you guarantee to furnish ail evi
dence of any fraudulent transactions
which may have been committed by
the company itself, and the companies
ir owns or controls, particularly frauds
upon policy holders by trustees or di
rectors of the Equitable and associat
ed and controlled companies. If you
iccept wire where the $1 .noo.nou Is to
be deposited today. Kindly wire an
swer at once.
"THOMAS W. LAWSON."
MOB SHOOTS NEGRO
FOR AN ASSAULT
Black Makes Confession
plicating Three Others in
bmithville, Tex., Feb 1. A negro
charged with criminally assaulting
Mrs. Powell Tiffany was captured late
last night and shot to pieces by a mob.
He made a confession implicating
HOCH SIGNS THE OIL BILL
Kansas Now Ready to Start in Earnest
After Standard Oil Company.
Topeka. Kans., Feb. 17. Gov. Hoch
today signed the bill for the erection
and maintenance by the state of an oil
refinery. The measure makes it possi
ble for Kansas to begin in earnest the
fight started in the state recently
against the Standard Oil company.
Girl Dies While Dancing.
Merrill, Wis., Feb. 17 Miss Bertha
Schuman, 18 years o'.d. while dancing
at her uncle's home here last night,
suddenly threw up her hands and sank
to the floor. Before a physician could
be summoned she had died. Heart dis
ease was the cause.
Railroad is to Spend $23,000,000.
Philadelphia, Pa.. Feb. 17. The
Pennsylvania railroad will buy new
equipment costing not less than $23,
fM.Mj.ooO this year for its lines east and
wefct of Pittsburg.
Banks Merge on Big Capital.
San Francisco. Cal.. Feb. 17. The
Nevada National bank, which merged
with the Wells, Fargo & Co. bank, will
be known as the W-lls-Fargo Nevada
National bank. Tlii capital will be
ELI BUGG PAYS THE
Mound City, III. Feb. 17. Eli Bugg,
colored, was hansred here today as an
ccessory to the murder of Chris Math
is at a Dicnic. William Cross, who
is alleged to have instigated the mar
dcr, has never beca captured.
IS A VICTORY FOR
Battle Over Equitable Life Results in
Draw So Far as Officers
iew iorK, reo. it. me battle in
the Equitable Life Assurance society
ended in a draw-so far as the Alex
ander and Hyde factions were concern
ed. But the policy holders won a great
victory, as the board of directors de
cided to g1re theiw the power and right
to elect directors.
President Alexander and his allies.
iuc uiwei upeiuiing iiiuciais. iaiieu to
force the resignation of Vice Presi-
dent Hyde. That young man. though
in complete control of the situation.
was prevented from chopping off his
enemy's head and his votes reelected
him to the presidency. The new board
of directors, the executive committee.
and the financial committee are dom
inated by the Hyde faction by eight to
five, the chairman in each case being
the son of the founder of the society.
All the officers who threatened to re
sign if Hyde did not retire were re
C0MERF0RD HAS HOPES
OF BEING REELECTED
Ousted Representative is Receptive
Candidate to Fill Vacancy
Massmeeting is Called.
Chicago, Feb. 17. Frank D. Comer-
ford, the deposed representative from
the Second senatorial district, has
hopes of being returned to the leg!:
lr.ture to fill the vacancy made by his
own expulsion. He wants vindication
at the hands of his constituents. His
hopes are based upon the expected
backing of a nonpartisan massmeetin?
of citizens and taxpayers of the dis
trict, which has been called for Satur
day night, at which he has been asked
ARMY AND NAVY RECEPTION
President's Function is Brilliant and
Music and Flags Cheer.
Washington. D. C. Feb. 17. Presi
dent Roosevelt's last official reception
of the season to the army and navy at
the White House last night was far
more brilliant than any other of the
series, and 2.' mm) men, most of them
officers of the army and navy and the
military and naval attaches of the dip
lomatic corps, greeted the chief execu
tive. Flags of the various departments
of the army and navy with the army
and navy flags of the president and
military and patriotic music mingled
with such tunes as the sailor's horn
phe by the Marine band in full uni
form put every one in the highest
WALTER SALUSBERRY LOST
Hope of Finding Illinois Man
Idaho Mountains Gone.
Wallace, Idaho. Feb. 17. All hope
of finding Walter Salusberry, who was
lost in the Coeur d'Alene mountains,
has been abandoned. He is believed
to be buried in the snowdrifts on the
Idaho-Montana divide. Salusberry's
family live at Streator, III.
Honor at Hands of University of Penn
sylvania Conferred Feb. 22.
Berlin. Feb .17. Emperor William
will accept the degree of doctor ol
laws from the University of Pennsyl
vania. It wil be conferred upon him
in absentia Feb. 22 at the same time
it Is bestowed upon President Koose
PROMINENT MEN PASS AWAY
Chicago University Professor and For
mer New York Officer Die.
Chicago, Feb. 17. Dr. George Steph
en Goodspeed, professor of history of
the University of Chicago, died of
Rochester, N. V.. Feb. 17. Frederick
Cook, former secretary of state, did
Rests Case Against Thomas.
Des Moines, Iowa. Feb. 17. The
state ha.s rested Its case against
Charles Thomas on J rial for the mur
der of Mabel Scofield five years ago
A motion for dismissal will be argued
New Diet Meets.
Budapest, Feb. 17. The newly elect
ed diet met today under the presidency
of M. Madarsz.
Dedicate Willard Hospital.
Chicago, Feb. J 7. The Frances E.
Willard national temperance hospital
was formally dedicated here today
with impressive ceremonies.
White Out of Danger.
Manitou. Col.. Feb 17 William Al
len White, the author and newtpa-per
editor, who is ill here, U reported out
HOCH'S WORK LIKE
THAT OF A BORGIA,
SAYS THE CHEMIST
Chicago. Feb. 17. Physicians and
chemists who are analyzing the stom
ach and liver of Mrs. Mary Welker
Hoch. alleged victim of Johann Hoch,
declared definitely today the woman's
dealh was dlie to arsenical poisoning.
Dr. l.ewke. coroner's physician, said
With the evidence of four anaiysises
before us. there is no doubt left that
Mrs. Welker died as the result of work
wnicn would nave itone credit to a
LEADS IN MILES
Illinois Has More Steam Road
Than Any Other State
INCREASE DURING THE YEAR
Figures Gi"en Out in Annual Report
of Railroad and Warehouse
Springfield, III., Feb. 17. The rail
road and warehouse commissioners
have sent their report to Gov. Den
een. It snows Illinois leads a.l other
states m tne total mileage of main
tracks of steam railroads and that for
the first time in many years there is
not a steam railroad in Illinois in the
hands of a receiver.
The total mileage of single main
track in Illinois is 11,52'j. an increase
f :( miles in the last year. The
total of mail tracks, sidings, etc.. is
1H.021 miles, a gaiu of 510 'miles over
Cross receipts for steam roads in
Illinois in 1H04 were $i:;.:,0;)2.1i;r, an
increase of $S,(ir,L'.I77 over Ho:. Op
erating expenses were $!t2.1(;:.fSl In
1!04, an increase of 'J, 10 1.702 over
lfo::. The total number of passen
gers carried in 19H was 53.14S.19S.
70.SIO,(MM In Vhu-n.
The number of persons employed
by railroads in Illinois, including offi
cers, was Pr,79', an increase of 2.4r
over 190:;. a total of STO.sio.imm) was
paid them, an increase of $7.1 :'.;, 79V
Twenty-five passengers were killer1
in Illinois, and 402 were injured; em
ployes killed, .Vlu, injured. 2.S00; oth
ers killed, 513: injured. 4C2.
The commission believes an exten
sion of the block signal system will
reduce casualties among passengers.
and a more rigid enforcement of laws
icgarding automatic couplers and oth
er safety appliances will reduce acci
dents to employes.
The total nv'leage of electric roads
in Illinois is iM. an increase or zii
BREACH OF GOOD
FAITH BY RUSSIA
Officers of Warship Detained at San
Francisco Violate Parole ,
Washington, Feb. 17. Russia has
been called upon by the United States
government for an explanation of a !..
rious breach of international god
Jaith on the part of officers of the
Russian cruiser I-na, which sought
refuge in the harbor of San Francisco
last September. The Ina was dis
mantled and sent to the Mare island
navy yard, while its officers were par
oled for the period of th war, and its
:rew ptaced under surveillance of gov
Through the naval officer at Mare
island the authorities here have learn
ed that three officers of the I-na an
Tigineer and two midshipmen have
broken their parole, and Investigation
by the state department has disclosed
that they have returned to Russia and
offered their services to their govern
ment. The violation of their pledges
by the engineer and two midshipmen
is regarded by officials here as an ex
ceedingly serious affair, and the state
department has made if plain to Rus
sia that the breach must be remedied.
AGROUND OFF KIEL
Berlin. Feb. 17. The German battle-
ship Woerth grounded in the fog yea-
terday off Kiel. All attempts to get
her off have been fruitless. J
Ministers Pledged to Se
crecy Give Out No
GRIPENBERG IS HOME
Frankly Admits He Has Come
to Make Complant Against
St. Petersburg, Feb. 17. The Asso
ciated Press learns on good authority
that the question of peace was for
mally considered by the emperor and
his ministers at the conference held at
Tsarskoe Selo yesterday.
No particulars are obtainable as be
fore the discussion began the emper
or exacted from each one present a
solemn pledge not to divulge the slight
est hint of what transpired.
Conrlualun Hear tied.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 17. The Asso
ciated Press is in a position to an
nounce" iKsitively that after the long
consultation which he held yesterday
at Tsarskoe Selo with the committee
o ministers headed by its president.
M. Witte, on the advisability of sum
moning a zemsky sober, the emperor
arrived at no definite decision.
C.rlpenlierK nt M. I'eternburic.
St. Petersburg. Feb. 17. The arrival
at St. Petersburg of (Jen. Gripenberg.
former commander of the second Man
churian army, caused a considerable
sensation in military c ircles. The gener
al frankly avows he relinquished com
mand aner the recent attempt of the
Russians to flank Oyatna. because he
claims Kuropatkin refused to help him
when victory was in Grlpenberg'a
hands, instead of ordering the latter to
withdraw. Gripenberg will personally
rej)ort on the situation to the emperor.
It Is too early to say what the result
will be, although It is evident Ktiropat
kin's enemies are pushing their cam
paign against him. Kuropatkln's
friends claim he only Intended to make
a demonstration in force and that.
Grijx-nberg pressed the attack too far
and became too much Involved.
Japa Tell ot Oprrnlloua.
Tokio' Feb. 17. The following offi
cial announcement was made today:
"On Thursday the enemy's artillery
bombarded our positions in front of.
Shaeiopoa. Manchenpao, Mengtapao.
and their vicinities. Today our scouts
encountered and repulsed a detach
ment of the enemy's infantry about,
lull strong near I'imiiiihipao. The en
emy who had come southward since
Wednesday retre,atcl north to Mtikan
fang." Operate Aicalnnt Itunil.
St. Petersburg. Feb. 17. A Saehe
tun. Manchuria, dispatch says 11.O00
Japanese troops and Chinese bandits
are reported to be in southwest Man
churia 45 miles northwest of Gunshu
pass whence they Intend to operato
against the railroad.
Innh of (iiiMrtlH.
A detachment of Russian frontier
guards encountered the Japanese Feb.
14 and defeated them. The detach
ment, however, while advancing was
surrounded by two regiments of Japa
nese cavalry, four companies of In
fantry and a large band of Chinese
bandits about 15 miles northwest of
Gunshu pass and lost heavily. One
gun was lost and nearly all gun horse-
and a number of gunners were killed.
ENGLISH OFFICER'S BODY
FOUND ON THE SEA SHORE
Sheds Light on Mysterious Disappear
ance of Maj. Pakenham on
Feb. 17. The- mystery sur
the disappearance of Ma J.
Marry Pakenham while on his honey
moon at Folkestone, Kent, laxt week,
has been partially cleared up by the
discovery of his body on the seashore
near there toda.
WEATHER REPORTS BY PHONE
Arrangements were completed to
day whereby the daily weather reports
of the department of arglciiiture. Is
sued from the Davenport observatory,
will be furnished to 25.0u0 tsubHcriberx
of the Union Klectric Telephone com
pany in Rock Island and Scott coun
ties. The report will be given to th
toll operators In Davenport, Rock Isf
and and Moline at U o'ckjck each
morning, beginning next week, and the
operators will transmit them to all of
the lines In the two counties. The op
erators on the local switchboards will
also be furnished with the reports a?
that time, and the forecasts will be
furnished to any of the subscribers of