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VOL. LV. NO. 81).
CONGRESS CATCHES THE
Lower House on Trail of
A MEMBER'S PEDIGREE
Senate Wrestles With Resolu
tion to Probe the Chi
Washington. Jan. 29. The house
statehood bill was reported favorably
to the senate today by Beveridge. chair
man of the committee on territories.
Patterson, from the territories commit
tee, pave notice there would be a mi
Tillman Ha timolol Inn.
A resolution by Tillman asking the
committee on immigration to investi
gate the facts of the Chinese, boycott
of American goods was laid before the
senate. The preamble, which alleged
Wti Ting Fang, former Chinese minis
ter to the United States, had been a
leader in the movement, was objected
to by Teller, Lodge and Warren. The
latter senator said Wu Ting Fang had
explicitly denied the charge in conver
sation with the senator when he was
in China last summer.
Invetlictr IIIInoiM rungrrninian.
On meeting today the house authoriz
ed its elections committee No. 1 to take
testimony regarding the charpe that
Anthony Miehalek. elected to congress
from Illinois, is not a citizen of the
United States. It also passed three
hills extending the time for the con
struction of bridges.
tirr Railway Combine.
The house today adopted a resolu
tion asking for information regarding
an alleged railroad combination be
tween the Pennsylvania. Norfolk &
Western. Baltimore & Ohio. Baltimore
& Washington. Northern Central, and
Chesapeake & Ohio railroad companies
Bntrfc of Nomination.
Washington. Jan. 29. The president
today sent to the senate the nomina
tions of Gen. George B. Davis to be
judge avocate general, and Gen. Wil
liam Crozier chief of ordinance, and
the following postmasters in Illinois:
Alice Sumner, Pocantonica: John W.
Hancock, .Casey; Richard F. Lawson,
Effingham; Otto W. Balgoman, Elm
hurst; Emory Gregg, Fairbury; Smith
D. Atkins, Freeport; Thomas S. Rey
nolds, Harrisburg; C. A. Simington,
THREW BOMB AT TENEMENT
But Slight Injuries Result from Mur
derous Attempt in Massachusetts.
Worcester, Mass., Jan. 29. With a
noise that was heard a mile away by
people who were awake and which
awoke nearly every man, woman and
child within a radius of a quarter of
a mile, a dynamite bomb was set off
y-terday with murderous intent In a
dwelling house occupied by 20 sleep
ing Poles. The bomb exploded at 2:20
o'clock in the morning at 40 Union
avenue, tearing the inside of the house
to pieces and forcing out the rear wall,
but not injuring, beyond a few slight
scratches, a single inmate.
WHITE HOUSE AS
NEATLY PLAYED UPON BY GRIDIRON CLUB IN ANNUAL DINNER AT
WASHINGTON CONGRESSMEN SHOWN PROPER WAY
TO DIG PANAMA CANAL.
Washington, Jan. 29. From Wash
ington to Panama, the Gridiron club
took its guest 3 Saturday night and
showed them how to construct the Isth
mian canal. From the reception room
of the new Willard hotel, preceded by
the Marine band and led by President
Fearn of the Gridiron club, the presi
dent of the United States, members
and guests wended their way through
a maze or labyrinth of palms and trop
ical plants to the dining room kwhlch
was transformed to resemble the pla
za in front of Gov. Magoon's residence
in Panama. From' that time forward
the dinner was conducted as if the cor
respondents and their guests were be
side the big ditch.
lilt I'poa Canal llaildiar-
There were scores of hits upon canal
building. One member was rushing
hastily across the plaza, and when
asked what he was doing, shouted:
"Don't stop me, I have got to write
20,000 words attacking the canal and
have only got 10 minutes to stay."
Another member with a telescope
said that he was looking at the canal
system of Mars, which was successful
because on that planet there were "no
TWO RUSSIAN LAND
Count Lamsdorff and Baron Roenne
Attacked While Out Driv
ing. Tekum. Courland. Jan. 29. Count
Frederic Lamsdorff and Baron Roenne.
two of the most prominent land own
ers in this district were attacked yes
terday while out driving by a band of
revolutionists and were murdered.
Lamsdorff is not the foreign minister.
STAY OF MANDATE
FOR JAMES HOWARD
United States Supreme Court Suspends
Sentence in Goebel Murder
Washington, Jan. 29. The supreme
court of the United States today issued
an order for a stay of mandate until
March 2 in the case of James B. How
ard, under sentence in Kentucky to life
imprisonment on charge of complicity
In the murder of Gov. Goebel.
Insane Peorian, Former Member
of Force, Holds Crowd at
Bay All Night.
CAPTURED EARLY IN MORNING
Decoyed Into Station and Knocked
Down Poor Cartridge Thwarts
Peoria. Jan. 29. After holding a
large number of police officers at bay
all night, Charles Harwood. a former
poJiceman and insane, was captured
shortly before G this morning. Capt.
Wilson induced Harwood to walk with
him about 5 o'clock. Harwood consent
ed to walk to police headquarters and
talk matters over, but stated he would
kill the first policeman who made a
At the city hall Harwood demanded
that all policemen walk ahead of him
into the back room, and as Sergeant
Welsh and Officer Couch passed close
to him they wielded their billies with
good effect, knocking Harwood down
and out before he could fire a shot.
Harwood entered the police head
quarters yesterday afternoon and at
the point of a revolver held up the
chief and seven officers for 15 minutes
while he vented his insane wrath in o
deluge of curses. After threatening to
shoot the entire crowd and failing be
cause a snapped cartridge did not dis
charge, he backed out of the station
and made his escape.
An hour later Harwood entered the
residence of a Mrs. Montgomery, whom
he attacked with the butt of his gain
and knocked to the floor.
Taking a shotgun and revolver from
this house, he barricaded himself in
his own residence.
Those who made interesting speech
es were the president, Secretaries
Root and Taft, "Mark Twain," and the
Some Mrnn Dexpriptloaa.
The menu was a "Guide to Washing
ton. Following are some of the de
scriptions: "The White House This is a school
for the education, of senators and re
publicans, as to their duty to their
country. The head master is Prof. T.
Roosevelt, A. B. A. M. I. L. D. L. I. T.
D. (Harvard. 1880).
"There is a gymnasium connected
with the institution. The motto Is:
'Hit first and frequent.'
"The senate chamber is the assem
bly room of the finest club on earth.
The deliberations of the senate are
public, except when the doors, are clos
ed for an executive session. Then
they are published.
The Pontoffire Drpnrtmmt.
"Postoffice Department. Passing
rapidly through Postmaster General
Cortelyou's ante-room, we come to the
headquarters of the republican national
committee. It has direct private tele
phone communication with the White
Mrs. C. A. Caufield. Wife of Mil
lionaire Oil Magnate. Shot
at Los Angeles
BY A DISCHARGED EMPLOYE
Act Committed on Front Porch, Where
Man Had Come Demanding
Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 29. Mrs. C
A. Canfield, wife of C. A. Canfield, the
millionaire oil magnate, was shot and
killed by a discharged coachman Sat
urday night as she sat in front of the
family residence. The assassin was
The shooting was done by Morris
Buck, a former family coachman. Ac
cording to his own story. Buck wrote
to Mrs. Canfield, soliciting an inter
view and demanding the payment of a
large sum of money, which he claimed
was due him. He said his letter re
ceived no response, and he determined
to seek a personal interview with Mrs.
Shot Mtllnie on I'ort-h.
Saturday evening he found Mrs. Can
field sitting on the front porch. When
he made his demand for money she or
dered him ofT the porch. A servant
started toward him. and Buck drew a
pistol. Mrs. Canfield seized the pistol
and attempted to wrest it from him.
During the scuffle he pulled the trig
ger and the bullet struck Mrs. Canfield
and she fell.
According to the version of neigh
bors who witnessed a portion of the
tragedy. Buck first shot Mrs. Canfield
in the breast, and when she fell on the
porch he leaned and deliberately fired
another shot into her abdomen.
Shot Through Hrnrt.
The first shot went directly through
On Buc k's person, in addition to the
pistol with which he had clone the kill
ing, were found a "S-calibre revolver,
a long dirk knife, sharpened to a razor
edge, and several loose cartridges.
NO AGREEMENT IN
BEEF TRUST CASE
Evidence Introduced to Show Garfield
Promised Immunity from Pun
Chicago. Jan. 29. All efforts by the
attorneys in the packers case to reach
an agreement upon the facts at issue
having failed, the case was resumed to
day and the taking of evidence com
menced. The first witness was Louis
C. Krauthoff, of New York, formerly
general counsel for Armour & Co. He
was placed on the stand to narrate his
interview with Commissioner of Cor
porations Garfield in Chicago April 13
last. when, the packers allege, Garfield
said certain things, the import of
which was that if he received the in
formation for which he asked the pack
ers shduld never be prosecuted crim
inally. FIRE BURNS NAVAL HOUSES
Loss of $100,000 Results from Destruc
tion of Government Buildings.
Newport. R. I.. Jan. 29. Seven
buildings connected with the United
States naval training station at Coast
ers Harbor island. In this city, were
destroyed by fire last night, causing an
estimated loss of f 100,000. The build
ings destroyed were the detention
building, machine shop, paint shop,
paymaster's storehouse, carpenter's
shop, and two small storehouses.
Teachers at Galesburg Feb. 23-24.
Official announcement has been
made that the next meeting of the Illi
nois Teachers' association will be held
at Galesburg, March 23 and 24.
THREE KILLED ON
SANTA FE ROAD
Passenger Collides Head-On With
Freight at Edelstern, ,
Peoria, 111., Jan. 29. In a head-on
collision between a passenger and a
freight train, near Edelstern this morn
ing, three men were killed and another
fatally injured, the express car with
all its contents was burned and much
damage done to train property. The
JAMES SHEA, Chicago, engineer of
GOGGINS. Chicago, fireman of the
HOKUL. Chillicothe, brakeman.
The express messenger, named
Mockler, of Ft. Madison, Iowa, had a
leg torn off and sustained fatal inju
ries. None of the passengers were in
jured. Louisville, Ky.. Jan. 29. In a head
on collision during a dense fog. be
tween passenger trains on the Big Four
railroad near Nabb. Ind., this morning,
three employes 'were severely injured
and several passengers shaken up.
THE AltGUS, MONDAY JANUARY 20, 1900
TYPOGRAPHICAL ONION AND ITS
PRESIDENT FINED FOR CONTEMPT
Chicago Judge Arraigjfs Those Who Violated the Injunction
Against Interfering With Affairs of Typothetae Not
Question of Right and Wrong.
Chicago. Jan. 29. Presidi'pt Edwin
E. Wright of Typographies! Union No.
1G today was fined by Judge Holdom of
the superior court, $100 and-sentenced
to 30 days in jail for -contempt o
court. Edward Bessett, member of
the union, was fined $50 and? sentenced
to 30 days in jail. The union itself was
fined $1,000. The charge against the
union and its members was the viola
tion of the injunction granted some
weeks ago by which members of the
union were enjoined from .interfering
in any manner with the operation of
the printing establishments operated
by members of the Chicago Typothetae.
Not Quentlon of Uitcjit.
In announcing the decision, the
judge said, "It cannot be tolerated that
any class, condition, of .combination.
of men can show their bostih'ty to this
eourt. and flount its judgment, and in
open meetings express their contempt
Or lilt" onifi nmi i .jmt-,, n iw "
A GREAT STRIKE OF
BUILDING TRADES IS IMMINENT
New York. Jan. 29. A strike em
bracing 150,000 men and involving the
entire building industry of . New York
s now beings eagerly aimed at by
he Structural Steel Workers of the
city. Such a desperate step is neces-
sarv. they saw in order to preserve
their waning organization from com-
nlete ruin as a result' of thj strike m
which they have been engaged for the
past seven weeks. .
Delegates of the ifouse'smiths and
Bridgemen's union, which embraces
the Structural Steel' Worker, prevail
ed on the central federated union yes
terday to order overy labor'organiza
tion still at peace with their employers
to break tluse peaceful relations and
ally themselves wilh the strikers.
If they fa'il to do so. they are to b;s
suspended from the central federated
union. An extraordinary situation will
be thus created.
BEAVERS IS DtfNIED
RELIEF BY COURT
Demurrers to Indictments for Alleged
Postal Crookedness Are
Washington. Jan. 29. .Tustice Gould
today overruled the derriurrers of
George W. Beavers. to the indictments
charging him with conspiring with for
mer State Senator George. E. Green,
of Binghampton. N. Y., and'.W. D. Do-
remus to defraud the government in
connection with the furnishing of post-
office supplies and also to indictments
against Beavers individuallyjcharging
him with bribery. ""'
Justice Gould also overruled pleas in
abatement of Green and Doremus to
indictments charging them with con
spiring in connection with Beavers to
defraud the government in furnishing
postoffice supplies. ,f
EPITOME OF DOINGS IN
Washineton. D. C. Jan. .-Follow-
In r la a hriff rpsnme taken from the
"" r I
official records of Saturday'sproeeed-
Ings in Dotn houses 01 congress:
.. 1 . .-. I. ........ 11 c-.i iT (ho n rin.n t
deficiency appropriation btl..-with the
amendment walvinir Ihf eistbt-tiour day
imemlment waiving the tigbt-tiour day
or nlion labor on the Pafiama. canal.
Die vote on the amendment was 120 to
luS. 15v spt-oial order the iortion cal
endar was cleared. 262 bil's btlni? dis-
I or alien laooi
nosed of in C5 minutes. After j-eadinj?
Mr. Mann's omnibus bridpe UUVmakinK
it unfinished business for today, the
house adjourned at 2:0: oVlooJA
SKSATK There was no session of
the senate. s .
ROBBERSMAKE RICH HAUL
Take $20,000 Worth of Jewelry Sam
ples from Traveling Man.
Colorado Springs. Col.. Jan. 24. Rob
bers broke into the baggage .room of
the Colorado Midland railway at Man
itou and escaped with the cohttents of
two sample trunks belonging James
Nettle, salesman for the RiderVJewelry
company., of St. Ixniis. The. vlue of
the stolen property is said to lie $20,-
OBSERVED IN EAST
Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 29. Fift thous
and persons today1 observed tbbirfh
day of William McKinley by Rearing
Columbus. Ohio. Jan. 29. "Carna
tion Day," in honor of the anniversary
of the birth of President Meftinley,
was generally observed in Ohio: by peo-
I pie wearing carnations. ' f i.-
merely the instrument of the law, as
has been done in this case. It is not a
question whether the injunction is
right or wrong that will be decided by
the upper courts, but while it is in
force and effect, it must be obeyed.
"In this case it has not been a
mere technical violation of the
injunction, but a persistent one.
and an utter disregard for the or
der of the court. If this court cannot
be upheld then government is a fraud."
Before the announcement of the de
cision, counsel for the union asked
leave to file an affidavit signed by CO
members of the union, which stated
they are opposed to violence in any
form in connection with the strike. At
torneys for the Typothetae objected
to the admission of this, but it was
allowed by the court to go into the
ALL NEW YORK
A large number of labor unions,
among them carpenters, stonecutters,
roofers, masons and plasterers, are not
only at peace with the Building Trades
Employers association, but many of
them are represented on the joint
board of arbitration. Should they
stick to the Structural Steel Workers
they will not. only have to strike, but
also will have to withdraw and in ef
fect repudiate the principal of arbitra
tion, which they have been upholding.
Next Friday will decide the fate of the
proposed strike. On that day the or
ganizations which are at work are to
appear before the central federated
union and answer how they stand,
whether for or against the strike.
(iomiM-r . iMilel To.
Samuel Gompers. president of the
American Federal ion of Labor, is also
to he. appealed to by the Structural
KING OF SPAIN TO
MARRY IN APRIL
Goes to London Next Month to Sign
Marriage Contract Visits
Madrid. Jan. 29. The wedding of
Jving Alfonso and Princess Ena of
Battenberg will take place in April,
according to a reiort circulated here.
After the visit of the Portugese sov
ereigns on Feb. 24. King Alfonso will
go to London to sign the marriage con
tract. Much interest was shown in Alfon
so's visit, to Biarritz yesterday, where
he met his fiancee and conducted her
to San Sebastian in an automobile.
The visit of the queen mother also
to San Sebastian is declared to be for
the purpose of putting an end to the
malicious and persistent rumors that
she greatly is displeased at her son's
betrothal to a Protestant and a Batten
berg. PROTECTED WOMAN; STABBED
Sioux City Colored Man Dies Death of
Sioux City, Iowa, Jan. 29. While
protecting Miss Dossie Carr, daughter
of the proprietor of the Carr hotel,
from the attacks of a drunken man,
Henry Burris, Clarence Tannor was
stabbed through the heart early this
morning. He died within two minutes.
Both men are colored.
MINERS WANT MORE;
ARE OFFERED LESS
Southwestern District Conference On
With Poor Outlook for Set
tlement. Indianapolis, Jan. 29. The scale
committee joint conference of coal op
erators and miners of the central com
petitive district met today to discuss
the demands of the miners. The south
western field scale committee of Mine
Workers today presented to the oiera
tois formal demands for a general ad
vance of 2'z per cent, run of mine
basis, differential between machine
and pick mining to be 7 cents a ton,
uniform wage scale, that no boy under
1(5 be employed in anl around the
mines, that all international differences
be referred to the districts affected for
adjustment, eight-hour day, readjust
ment of engineer and firemen scale, and
the contract to become effective April
1. 1900, and expire March 31, 1907. The
operators demand a decrease In wages
of 15 per cent.
KING CHRISTIAN, THE AGED
RULER OF DENMARK, DEAD
Attempt to Assassinate Danish Minis
ter of Justice
Copenhagen, Jan. 29. An attempt to
shoot M. Alberta, minister of justice,
today was frustrated by the bravery of
the minister who grappled with his as
sailant and wrested the revolver from
him before it could be discharged.
The minister's assailant, who was
promptly arrested, was formerly an in
surance agent, named Boye, who had
been sentenced to a term of imprison
ment for burglary in spite of his pro
tests he was innocent.
WAY TO GERMANY
Action Averts All Possibility of War
as Result of African
Washington, D. C. Jan. 29. Official
information which has reached Wash
ington indicating that France will
abandon her extreme pretensions in
resard to the policing of Morocco by
Frenchmen only is accepted as proof
that war will not result from the Al
Body of "Little Joe" Interred With
Unusual Honors at
LEADERS OF NATION ATTEND
Veterans of Two Wars in Which De
ceased Fought Take Part in
Washington. Jan. 29. With full mili
tary honors the body of Gen. Joseph
Wheeler, was laid at rest today in the
national cemetery at Arlington. Hom
age was paid by veterans of the two
conflicts in which Wheeler distinguish
ed himself as a gallant soldier and
dashing cavalry leader, personal
friends and representatives of the two
houses of congress and citizens.
The funeral cortege was a most im
pressing one. The guard of honor was
selected from the ranks of the Spanish
war veterans here which met the body
on its arrival from New York last night
and escorted it to St. John's Episcopal
church, remaining in charge of the
casket during the night unti relieved
this forenoon by the regular army
guard. From 10 a. m. until 2 p. m.,
the body lay in state in the church and
was viewed by thousands.
At 2 p. ni. brief services were con
ducted, by Rev. Dr. Roland C. Smith,
rector, and Rev. Dr. Ernest Stires, of
St. Thomas' church. New York. When
services were concluded, the solemn
procession to the cemetery was started.
FAVORS MATCHES FOR STANDARD OIL
KANSAS EX-JUDGE SUGGESTS SUBSTITUTE FOR INVESTIGATIONS
CITES EXAMPLE OF JOHN BROWN AND OFFERS TO
BE A PARTY TO THE UNDERTAKING.
Chanute. Kans., Jan. 20. "I would
willingly be one of a crowd of men who
would go out and burn up every barrel
of oil the Standard Oil company has in
storage in Kansas," was the sensation
al remark made here yesterday by H.
C. Dryden, ex-police judge of Chanute.
"I am not crazy, either," he continued,
in his dry, humorous way, "that Is, not
crazier than I have ever been. My
old life is not worth much. It is about
worn out, and it would be worth more
used up in such a cause than in any
other way I can think.
Jtihn llromn'M Kimuplr.
"Remember that John Brown did
more for the cause he served by dying
at Harper's Ferry than ho could have
hoped to do by continuing to live, and
I want to say that something will hap
pen in- the Kansa oil fields before
many moons If the Standard refuses to
loose its grip, and it will not be fol
lowed by necktie parlies, either." con
tinued Mr. Dryden. "It has become a
struggle for self-preservation with the
people of Kansas, and 50 pounds of
dynamite and a penny box of matches
would have more Inherent virtues If
properly used than all the Investiga
PItlCE TWO CENTS,
End Comes Quietly With
Members of Family
by His Side.
CHILDREN MARRY WELL
Chief Power Lay In His Family
Connections Born in
Copenhagen, Jan, 29. King Chris
tian of Denmark died at 3:20 this Af
ternoon. The king passed away quietly, sur
rounded by the crown prince and
crown princess and their children and
the dowager empress of Russia. News
of his majesty's death, spread with
great rapidity and signs of greaieFt
grief were seen everywhere.
l-alh Warn Sudden.
The king's death was quiet and sud
den. Although for some time past he
had showed evidence the weight of his
years was beginning to tell upon him,
there was no indication of his ap
proaching end. His majesty gave long
audiences this morning lasting three
hours. At lunch, afterwards, the king
showed signs of great fatigue and al
Physicians were hastily summoned,
but they were unable to rally the aged
monarch's strength and at 3:20 p. ni.
he died in the bedroom to which he had
Tathrr-ia-l.nn tf Ruroj.M
London, Jan. 2M. Th Riidden death
of King Christian, called "the father-in-law
of Europe' will place the majority
of the royaj houses of Europe in
mourning. The rulers of Russia, Great
Britain, Greece, Sweden and Norway
are directly related to the dead mon
arch, either personally or through
their consorts, and hi sons and daugh
ters were preparing for their annual
trip to Copenhagen for the purpose of
celebrating his SSth birthday.
lurrn Hrnra Kevta.
Queen Alexandra received the newn
of the death of her father at Windsor.
It came as a great shock to her. as ap
parently there had been no previous ln
timation of any indisposition.
OlriVat nrlKnlns Monarch.
King Christian IX was the oldest
reigning monarch of a civilized coun
try. He was born April 8. 1818. and
had been on the throne of Denmark
since 1KC3. His power as head of his
nation was less than that which grew
out of his family connections. His
eldest daughter. Alexandra, is the wife
of King Edward VII. of England, and
his second daughter, Dagniar, Is moth
er of Emperor Nicholas, of Russia. HI
second son. (Jeorge. is king of Greece.
GIVES BALFOUR HIS SEAT
Conservative Member of Parliament
Resigns to Let Leader In.
London. Jan. 2!). At a meeting of
the Conservative association of the
city of Indon, today, the resignation
of A. G. Gibbs, member of parliament
for the city of I-ondon, was accepted
and the candidature of Arthur J. Flal
four for that constituency approved.
tions and court findings for the next
tO years." ,
This follower in the footsteps of
John Brown is one of the best known
men in Chanute and Neosho county.
He is-a tall, angular Missourian nearly
GO years old. He came from a country
of feuds, and brought to Kansas with
him a fearlessness of death that few
men possess. Several instances of hi
nerve are told that happened while he
was police Judge of this city, from
which office he retired last year. lie
and the chief of police had a controver
sy one day, during which the chief tie
came Incensed and drew n revolver.
lint He lu It Ilark.
"You might Just as well put that
back In your pocket." Judge Dryden
remarked, as coolly ns If he had been
talking about the weather, but there
was a glint in his eyet that caused the
revolver to go back to its usual resting
Cost of War to Japan.
Tokio. Jan. 29. An official report
submitted to the diet shows that the
actual outlay for the war from the be
ginning of hostilities to their end in
September last was for the army $493
000,000 and for the navy- $90,000,000.