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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. XO. 37.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1900.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Varren andClark Put in
Doubtful Light in
BIG STEAL IS ALLEGED
Italian Tenor Makes First Appear
ance Since His Recent
THE AUDIENCE CHEERS HIM
Opera Singer Breaks Down and Weep3
as Chorus of "Vivas" Strikes
Department of Interior No
Anxious to Investigate,
Salt Lake. Utah, Nov. 29. Fla
charges, dragging the names of Unite
States Senators Warren and Clark an
Unifeel States Land Commissioner int
the Union Pacific and Rio Grande coa
land scandal, were sworn to before tin
interstate commerce commission hero
yesterday. George F. Pollock, chief of
division B of the interior department
is aiso included. ine charges were
sworn to by Michael A. Myendorff,
special agent of the government.
Would (nil It orr.
Myendorff in an affidavit accuses iuo
Wyoming senators of trying to induce
him to give up the investigation.
He charges that Land Commissioner
Richards suppressed evidence against
the Union Pacific.
Me accuses George F. Pollock of in
structing him to destroy four affidavits
he had stcured against the Union Pa
cific Coal coxpauy.
Sign Kit'titiuuN amni.
Myendorff's affidavit alleges that on
one occasion 77 men were taken into
offices in the union station at Denver,
before W. I. Gifford, agent of the Union
Pacific, and signed their names to ixw
ers of attorney, relinquishments, an 1
affidavits which were used to acquire
title to coal lands in Wyoming. Some
of these men, it is asserted, signed fic
titious names. The men who signed
received $4 each for their trouble.
Counsel for the Union Pacific moved
that all the matter contained in the
affidavits be stricken out, but the mo
tion was overruled and the affidavits
will be included in the report to con
gress. Some l.nnil Ofl'.ff MeihotlM.
P. S. Sowers, a special agent of the
land department, was again called as
witness, and told of his inability to in
duce the land department to act in
matters relating to coal lands. Wit
ness told of numerous letters written
to the land commissioner and of the
submission of affidavits bearing on
land fraud and suggestions that in
vestigations be made, but his letters
were not answered.
New York, Nov. 29. Enrico Caruso,
the tenor, who was found guilty of an
noying women in the Central park
monkey house and fined $10, appearel
on the Metropolitan opera house stage
last night as Rudolfo in "La Boheme."
It was the tenor's first appearance be
fore an audience since his arrest and
if his popularity as a singer has been
impaired by the occurrences of the last
two weeks it wasn't apparent last
Krw II !(.
There were a few hisses when he
first appeared on the stage, but they
were completely drowned out m tne
applause. The tenor was called before
the curtain seven times at the close of
the first act. New York's most promi
nent society folks, who occupied the
stockholders' boxes, joining heartily in
At the raising of the curtain Caruso
broke down ami wept while the big
auditorium rang with "vivas" from tho
lips of his countrymen and the ap
plause of many Americans.
POISON FOR SIX
Philadelphia Woman Alleged to
Have Done Crimes for
ALL WITHIN A YEAR'S TIME
Husband, Two Children, and Two Ten
ants Have Died Mysteriously.
IS NOW FREE FROM DEBT
Fine Financial Showing Made at Meet
ing of Trustees at Washington.
Washington. Nov. 29. The trustees
of the Catholic University of America
met in semi-annual session Tuesday.
Treasurer Michael Jenkins renorted
hat the university is entirely free of
debt, despite the fact that the endow
ment, amounts to onlv $Pmi.imh and
hat its only either source of revenue
s from collections taken in various
Catholic churches throughout the
country for this special purpose. The
faculty ef the university, which was
entirely reorganized last spring. 's
proving eminently satisfactory, accord
ing to the report of Cardinal Gibbons,
president of the board of trustees.
DAIRYMEN FIGHT COMBINE
ROMANCE IN TEXAS
T. Meeieus, Proprietor and Owner
of Copyright, and Miss Coral
White Are Wedded Here.
Herman T. Meeieus of Oshkosh.
Wis., and Miss Coral M. White, of
Vv'est field. Wis., members of the "Tex
as Ranger" company which played
here a few nights ago, surprised the
other members of the company yester
day afternoon by being quietly married
at the home of Rev. R. G. Pearce of
this city. Nothing was known of the
couple's plans by the members of the
company until they returned to Rock
Island after the evening performance
at the Burtis in Davenport. Mr. Mee
ieus is the sole proprietor of the com
pany and has a copyright on the play
which he presents. The company will
appear in Jloline this evening at the
Illinois and Missouri Milk Producers
Organize to Resist "Trust."
St. Iouis, Nov. 29. It is said a big
milk combine is now being formed in
St. Louis to boost the price of milk and
virtually control the output of all the
dairies in Missouri and Illinois. This
news has frightened dairymen and as
a result the producers of Missouri and
Illinois met here and elected these offi
cers: President D. I. Finbeck.
Vice President A. M. Schultz.
Secretary and Treasurer William
The new association issued an invi
tation to all dairymen in the two states
to join the organization and assist in
the fight against the combine.
TOOK ADVICE OF MEDIUM
A Fast Train.
On the Riviera Hue near Ventlmlglla.
Italy, the train, after ambling gently
along, stopped suddenly. An impatient
passenger put his head out and asked
crustily. "Is this Bordighera?" No an
swer. "Guard, is this Bordighera?" he
shouted again. A voice came from the
fore part of the train, "No, monsieur.
It Is not Bordighera It is a cow."
When the cow had been removed from
the line the train ambled on again.
Two minutes later it once more camo
to a dead stop. "Another cow, I sup
pose?"' shouted the testy passenger
withertngly. "No, monsieur. It is not,"
said the guard placidly. "It Is the
Mrs. Pauline Youngberg of Denver Was
Separated from $4,000.
Colorado Springs, Col., Nov. 29.
The powers of mediums were employ
ed to influence Mrs. Pauline Young
herg cf Denver to invest $4,000 in a
bath house company, according to Mrs.
Youngberg's testimony here in the
trial of a suit brought by the stock
holders in the concern to secure an
accounting of funds turnetl over to D.
N. Hitchcock, its president. Mrs,
Youngberg testified that she had at
tended spiritualistic meetings, with
Hitchcock, and that the spirits told
her she would make money if
would go into business with him.
Philadelphia, Nov. 29. The most re
markable case of wholesale poisoning
of persons to secure insurance money
ever unearthed in this city, is charged
ainst Bridget Carey, who has been
arrested. The woman who Is 32 years
old, is charged with having poisoned
her husband, Patrick, her two children
Mary, aged 8. and Annie, aged C, who
died a week ago, and Patrick and Cece
lia Cook, tenants in the Carey house
All the alleged victhns died within 11
months, and the police alleges Mrs
Carey benefited by their deaths to the
extent of $1,0(10, through collection of
Followed Invent iuntiou.
The woman's arrest followed an in
vestigation made into the deaths of
her two children which occurred last
week. It was said at that time that
their deaths were caused by eatin
poisoned candy or candy that contain
ed deleterious substances. An analy
sis of the candy showed it contained
no poisonous- substances. An analysis
of the stomachs of the children showed
that they died from arsenical poison
ing. The authorities say the children
were insured for $12." each and that
Mrs. Carey collected this after their
Secured Itat l'olsou.
The police say they learned that the
woman had secured rat poison, and
on further investigation found that
Patrick and Cecelia Cook, brother and
sister, who lived with Mrs. Carey, had
died within a few months under sus
picious circumstances. Miss Conk had
been the lessor of the house, and Mrs.
Carey was a tenant. The police say
Miss Coek was insured for $20 in
favor of Patrick Cook, her brother, and
that on Aug. 13 she died. Patrick hail
been insured for $."no in favor tf his
sister. He collected the insurance on
her policy after her death and Mrs.
Carey took up the lease of the house.
Thereupon Patrick Cook made his in
surance in favor of Mrs. Carey and.
shortly thereafter died.
When Miss Cook died the physician
who had attended her ' was visited by
Mrs. Carey, the ioIice say, and asked
to sign a death certificate for the in
surance, attesting that she died of
heart elisease. As he had previously at
tended her for heart trouble and knew
she was liable to die at any moment
he signed the certificate, though he had I
not been in attendance on the woman
just prior to her death. Miss Cook
died Aug. 12. and on Sept. 17 her broth
er died suddenly, in much the same
manner as his sister. The police say
Mrs. Carey secured the insurance.
IlotlieM Kx limned.
After the death of the children the
police learned that the woman's hus
band had died suddenly about 10
months ago. and from physicians who
were called in at various times during
the illness of the alleged victims, they
were urged to make a rigid investiga
tion. The bodies of Patrick Ceok and
his sister have been exhumed and
that of the woman's husband will also
President Samuel Spen
cer of Southern
FIRE CHARS REMAINS
IS NOT EQUITABLE
Decision of State Board of Equal
ization Favors Franchise
fAXED ON LOW VALUATION
Adopts Rule Assessing Property
State at 70 Per Cent of Fair
SCHZ IS HOME
Frisco Mayor Arre&ted on Train
as Soon as He Reaches
BUT RECEPTION IS SPOILED
Private Car on Rear of Limited
Destroyed in Collision at
Lynchburg, Va. Nov. 29. President
Samuel Spencer of the Southern rail
way, was killed and his body burned
beyond recognition at Lawyer. 11
miles below here, this morning. Phil
ip Schuyler of New York, of Spencer'.-
party, Train Despatcher E. W. Davis
Engineer Terry, and one unidentified
man were also Killed, Eignt negroes
were injured one probably fatally.
KeNiilteri from CoIIUioii.
The accident resulted from a col
lision between the Washington anc
southern western vestibuled limited
rain, which ran into the rear end of
the Jacksonville limited. Speneer'u.
private? coach was entirely burned.
SEND THE PRESIDENT
GOURD AS BIG STICK
Democratic Admirers of Marion, Ohio,
Advise Use on Congress.
Marion, Ohio, Nov. 29. Congress
man Grant E. Mouser has received a
large gourd from one of his cons! int
ents, with a note requesting that it bo
delivered to President Roosevelt. The
gourd is about four feet long and Is
said to resemble the published pic
tures of the "big stick." Attached to
the gourd was the follnvin?jtiSjingej
"Mr. KooseveTt: Please accept this
"L)ig stick" and send to congress ar
taehed to your next message and tell
them to be good. It was apparently
designed by Providence for your offi
"From your trust busting democratic
admirers of Marion, Ohio."
Springfield, 111., Nov. 29. After nu
merous anmendments and substitutes
were offered, the state board ot
equalization has adopted a reso
lution introduced by Mr. McMahon of
Chicago, in which it is declared to be
the opinion of the board that the real
and personal property of the state is
assessed at not to exceed 70 per cent
of its fair cash value.
The same resolution was adcpted a
year ago by the board, but a fight was
made on it. this time. On the face of
it the resolution appears harmless, but
when carried into effect it means that
the board, which is required to assess
all property on the snme basis, must
take 70 per cent of the sworn values
of railroad property and franchise cor-
potations as the full value upon whioi
to determine assessments.
iliiCKlioiiN lt:iril'H Itittlit.
The point was raised by Mr. Colburn
trom tne Second district in Chicago;
that the board had no right to epiestion
the action of local assessors and boards
of review, but must take it for grant
ed that they had done their duty. Mr.
Jackson said that to pass such a reso
lution would be to make perjurers of
It was insisted by Dr. Barnes, chair
man of the capital stock committee,
that it was a notorious fact that the
real and personal property of the state
was not assessed at to exceed HO per.
cent of its fair cash value. He claimed
to be in possession of information that!
Ti - ii'jMwK'iv ntnl i i ni ni if tlirt 1 i I - o '
n Chicago were assessed upon a basis
it two-thirds of their actual value, and
hat mercantile property in the city of
Chicago was assessed upon a basis of
only 45 per cent of its true value.
SLme ICiinim for All.
Dr. Barnes declared that he did not
want to be understood as standing as
he champion of any corporation or set
ef jLip4iUioii!;, what he wanted was
nat all property in the state be as
sessed upon Ihe same basis
not want the board to make any as
essnient, he said, that would be knock
ed out. uut one that would stand in
iny court in the state.
Train So Late Crowd is Disappointed
Only Fall of Snow to Greet
San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 29. Mayor
Schmitz was arrested yesterday after
noon on the train which was bearing
him to San Francisco as soon as the
train reached Truckee, just over the
nne irom Nevada. I lie train was so
late that the great reception planned
for the mayor had to be abandoned.
I. Hie Truiu Spoilx Iteeepllon.
The mayor's train was due at
Trucke-e at 10 o'clock in the morning,
but it. was three hours late. This was
a great disappointment to Ruef, who
had made arrangements with the
Southern Pacific for a whirlwind trip
through the Sierras anil into San Fran
cisco, so as to bring the mayor into
t lie city in time for a monster demon
stration by the workingmen.
((meiif Or JuHt n I-'roHtf
It was snowing at Truckee, and the
weather was exceedingly cold. Ruef
and the two deputies put in their tim?
while waiting for the delayed train
walking up and down the main street
ot Truckee. At one time Ruef said to
"You can say that as Mayor Schmits
entered California he was greeted by n
fall of beautiful white snow, emblemat
ic of purity and his own innocence, er
ytju can say that his homecoming was
a frost, and it is a might v chilly one
Roburit Factory in
Germany Blown Off
Face of Earth.
Twenty-four Known to Have
Been Killed and 96
REMOVAL OF OFFICIAL
RESULT OF TRIP SOUTH
President Announces Dismissal of Dis
trict Attorney Pettingill in
"MRS. GRAHAM"' WIFE OF
A BASEBALL PLAYER
New York World Claims to Have
Found Woman Who Complained
TRANSFER DEVLIN PROPERTY
Illinois Holdings of Bankrupt Subject
of New Order by Referee.
Topeka. Kan., Nov. 29. N. II
Ixjomls, referee in bankruptcy, has
handed down an order permitting th
Devlin trustees to transfer Illinois
property valued at $300,000 from C. J.
Devlin's personal estate, to the Toluca,
Marquette & Northern Railway com
pany. An appeal has been taken to
the federal court from the order by
she, the attorneys for the creditors and the
I state of Kansas.
CHANCELLOR ANDREWS OF NEBRASKA
UNIVERSITY WARRING ON TOBACCO
A Costly Desk.
There is a famous old desk In the
British war office in London. It is a
desk to which old hands point with
emotion. That desk cost the nation
$23,000,000. In it is a pigeonhole with
a story. It was into that pigeonhole
that the dispatch of King Theodore of
Abyssinia was thrust and forgotten.
After we had been to war the docu
ment wag found in the desk, and we
all learned that there ought to hare
been no war. London Sketch.
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 29. Chancellor
Andrews of . Nebraska university
is determined to ascertain whether it
is necessary for a law student to get
inspiration frcm tobacco chewing as
well as from Blackstone. While the
chancellor does not attempt to prohibit
the mastication of the weed by embryo
attorneys, he objects to target practice
at the cuspidors where the aim is not
true. He has even gone so far as to
post a notice that where bad marks
manship becomes habitual the offend
ing student shall be expelled. In a let
ter to Dean Roscoe Pound of the col
lege of law the chancellor says:
"The superintendent of buildings re
ports that, though the law students
have much improved, many of them
still spit on the floor, in corners' and
around radiators and in cracks. H
seems to me that a resolute effort by
' all your colleagues might end this. 1
recommend that you push the reform,
suspending a few men if necessary.
I hope you will."
The chancellor has for several years
waged a war against the use of tobac
co on the -university grounds. He first
commenced over a year ago by order
ing the Installation of cuspidors, with
regulations for. their use. The theft of
the entire lot by the offended law stu
dents did not deter him, and they
were replaced by new ones made sta
tionary. Next the chancellor made
rules that there should be no smoking
on the university grounds, the result
being that at the chapel hour every
morning the sidewalks just outside the
gates are congested by crowds of
young men inhaling cigaret smoke
while the services go on in the convo
cation hall. Chancellor Andrews per
sonally believes that the use of tobac
co is unnecessary. The percentage of
users among the faculty, however, is
New York. Nov. 29. The evenin
world says the woman who gave her
name as Hannah Graham and who
failed to appear in iolice court to pro
secute charges which sho made
against Caruso, the Italian tenor. ha3
bee-n found. She is Mrs. Stanhope,
wife of Adam Stanhope, a baseball
player, the World says. It quotes Mrs.
Stanhope as saying there is no ques
tion but what the insult offered by
Caruso was an intentional one, --She
did not desire to make any complaint
against the man, but finally did so be
cause Policeman Cain said the man
had insulted other women there that
day and he wanted to lock him up.
ARE GIVEN TIME TO EAT
Burlington Switchmen Get an Hour at
Noon Under New Rules.
As a result of the conference recent
ly held between representatives of the
switchmen employed by the Burling
ton and representatives of the opera
tors ef that road one particular
change, aside from the granting of a
4-cent increase to all switchmen irre
spective of yard classification, was
made which will be heard with pleas
ure by switchmen over the entire sys
tem. This new arrangement is in
regard to a regular meal hcTur. a mat
ter which up to now has never been
satisfactorily adjusted. Following Is
the new rule:
"Yardmen will be given one hour
for meals between the hours of 11:30
and 1, noon and midnight. If required
to work later than 12:20 they will be
paid for the hour and allowed 30 min
utes within which to eat. Yardmen
will not be required to work longer
than 8 hours continuously without be
ing allowed time to eat, except where
prevented by wreck or snow blockade."
Brigadier General Baird Dead.
New York, Nov. 29. Word Is re
ceived here of the death last night at
Ashville, N. C, of Brigadier General
George W. Baird of the United State3
PUNISH MINORS IN SALOONS
Court Holds Municipalities Have Right
to Impose Fine.
Springfield, III., Nov. 29. Municipal
ities have a legal right to pass an or
dinance providing a fine for mimir.:
who visit saloons and dramshops, ac
cording to a decision of the apoellate
court. The original case came from
Lewistown, where several boy", were
arrested under the village ordinance.
The cases were dismissed in ine lower
court aud the appellate court reverses
that decision and remands thm for a
hearing. The appellate court sa." s thai
municipalities have a righ'. to enact
laws to protect young men wiio may
be enticed into saloons.
Washington. Nov. 29. Presidenl
Roosevelt has directed the dismissal
from office of Noah U. Pettingill, I'ni
ted States district attorney for Porto
Rico. Before the president left Wash
ington on his Panama trip charges af
fecting Mr. Pettingill' had reached here
and were referred to the attorney gem-
I , t r. i- r , a i m
He did coiisiuerauon. i nese were
tnat while district attorney he had in
the capacity of a private attorney en
tered suit against another government
official charging gross misconduct in
office. During the president's absence
Attorney General Moody received an
answer to the charges from Mr. Pettln
gill, but this was not satisfactory te
Mr. Moody or the presidenl, and the
latter directed that dismissal follow
The action of the district attorney, the
president said, amounted practically to
malfeasance in office.
Dortmond, Germany. Nov. 29. So
far as ascertained today 24 persons
were Killed, :(, dangerously wounded
and several hundred slightly injured
as a result of the explosion last night
of the roburit factory near Anneii.
loetl from I'uce of Knrtli.
Berlin, Nov. 29. A roburit factory
near Witten, Westphalia, exploded last
evening and was wipeel from the face'
of the earth. The de tonation was heard
through the entire surrounding in
elustrial re-gion, which is thickly
settleel. All the winelows in the adja
cent town of Annen were- destroyed by
the concussion ami many Iioum-k were
unroedeel. No house escape-el Injury.
The inhabitants of the- immediate
nefghhorhooe Heel, anticipating another
explosion in the vaults of the factory.
i:lie of 1 1 lull I'iimit,
Roburit is an explosive1 ef high pow
er, compose! of saltpe-tre, ammemla,
sulphur ami other ingredients. It i.i
net e-asily e xploded by a blow, and it
can be binned wiih safety In the o'leii
air. Its power is second to that of
SLAVE AND UNION
SOLDIER IN 1864-
FALLS ON HEAD; REMARRIES
Man Bla-nes a Bump for His Posses
1 sion of Two Wives.
Chicago, Nov. 29. Before Adolph
W:VB rath ring. 215 Walnut street, t!i
.locomotive he was happy with
oncV.wife. The fall caved in a number
of 'bumps, ami Drathring became a big
atnist; 1 At any rate, in Justice Roth's
court he blamed the fall for
his having two wives. He was a lire-
man when he fell. After being bumpe i
and wedded again he becama a claim
agent. Wife No. 1 said her husband
sent. her home to her mother ia August
and married Rese A. Kenna'Vt. lie
was held to the grand jury.
Henderson Bincr.-nan, One of Oldest
Coloretbftizens of Rock Island
FOR JUDGES IN THE EIGHTH
Williams and Jarman Picked at Cor,
ventions to Fill Vacancy.
Jacksonville, 111., Nov. 29. Each of
the two eld parties has nominated
candidate for circuit judge in ih
Eighth judicial district, the elemocrats
in this city selecting Guy R. Williams
of Mason county, and the republicans
at Quincy putting Lewis Jarman of
Rushville in the field. The vacancy
caused by the recent death of Jueh
Thomas N. Median of Havana. The
election will be held Dec. 27. The dis
irici is maeie uu oi tne counties of
Adams. Brown, Mason, Pike, Calhoun,
Ca.ss, Menard and Schuyler.
Reading Road Settles.
Reacting, Pa.j Nov. 29. Differences
between the management of the Phila
delphia & Reading Railway company
and its employes in coal, freight and
yard service has been settled, all train-'ants are unknown
men receiving an advance. lis serious.
ATTEMPT TO BURN VICTIM
Ohioan, Beaten by Robbers, Escapes
Fire and Drowning.
Steubenville, Ohio, Nov. 29. Frank
Coulter, glass- worker, aged 2S years.
while returning from West Virginia at
night was held up by four men, who
beat and reibbed and then tied him to a
stake and built a fire under him. The
fire burned the ropes, allowing him to
get loose. He staggered Into the Ohio
river and then crawled back to shore.
He was unconscious for hours, and
when he came to he crawled across
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REMARKABLE FIND OF PAPYRI IN
EGYPT GIVES HISTORICAL DATA
London, Nov. 29. It now is possible
to give further details of the remark
able find of papyri as a result of the
efforts of Drs. Grenfell and Hunt of
the Greco-Roman' branch of the Egypt
exploration fund at Oxyrhynchus. The
find consists of no fewer than 130 box
es of papyri ranging in date from the
second century B. C. to the sixth cen
tury A. D. They comprise all classes
of literature, many fragments of lost
or even unknown classical works and
Baptist Clergyman 100.
Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 29. Rev,
William Howe, a centenarian, anil the i some most Important fragments un
oldest BaDtist clervman in the wnrl.1 ' known to Christian literature
died yesterday, aged 100. j The most important find is a vellum
leaf containing 4o Iines of gospel
which has a variation from the author
ized versiem. The subject is the visit
of Jesus and his disciples te the tem
ple of Jerusalem and their meeting
there with the Pharisee who rebukes
them with their failure to perform the
necessary ceremonial of purification.
In the dialogue which fellows, which
resembles in some respects Mathew
xxiii., 25. the Pharisee elescribes with
considerable fullness and detail the
formalities- he has observed, where
upon Jesus delivers an eloquent. crush-
He nderson Bingman, one of the old
est e-ejlore el residents of the city an
ex-slave and a veteran of the civil
war in which he fought on the union
side, died at 4:20 this morning at his
home, Ml Fourteenth street. Ho was
born in Mississippi in ISP,.", being ol
years of age when he eiilisteel in Com
pany J. ;4th regiment in his native
state'. He was discharged two years
later, having been made corporal dur
ing his term of service. He came to
Rock Island 27 years ago and entered
the employ of the Rock Island Fuel
company with which he wa connectel
till a year ago, when the illness that
finally resulted in his death came on.
Mr. Ringman was married twice, the
secemel union being crmtrneteel during
the civil war. The wife and two sons,
Jeffrey and John, both of Mississippi,
survive. Frugal and industrieus in hab
its Mr. Bingman accumulates! some
property. The funeral will bo held at
2:::u Sunday afternejon at McKlnley
ORCHARD'S CASE GOES OVER
Man Accused of Killing Steuenberg,
Will Not be Tried This Term.
Boise, Idaho, Nov. 29. Harry Or
chard, the man who killed former Gov
ernor Steunenberg, was taken to Cald
well yesterday to appear in court. Bv
consent of both sieles the case wai
postponed until next term. Orchard
bxikeel perfectly well.
Weather Chief Reprimanded.
Washington, Nov. 29. Complying
with instructions from the president.
Secre tary Wilson hag administered to
Willis L. Moore, chief of the weather
bureau, a reprimand for his action In
urging a printer named Copper to pay
certain strike assessments Imposed by
the typographical union. The secre
tary declined to say anything about
the character of the reprimand.
Test on Employer's Liability.
Memphis, Nov. 29. Attemiey Gen
eral Moody and the attorneys of the.
leading railroads In the country will
fight to a finish In the United State-
cejurt here a legal battle involving the
constitutionality of the employer'; lia
bility act passed by the last congress,
with the suit of Damselle Howard for
$20,000 damages against the Illinois
Central Railroad company as a test
case. It Is expected here that Attor
ney General Moody will appear per
sonally when the case is called Dec
Denies She is Engaged.
New York, Nov. 29. Miss Theodora
Shonts, who has arrived from Colon,
denies absolutely any truth In the
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