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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. AUGUST 24. 1907 TEX PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. XO. '2i7.
CANDIDATE IS HERE
Secures Control of Chicago &
Alton From Harriman and
Rock Island Interests.
Charles W. Baldwin, Seeking
Pythian Office, Pays Visit to
American Federation Executive Boarn
Also Wants Government Owner
slip of Telegraph.
Decision of Cortelyou to
Use Federal Funds
Felt at Once.
CLOVER LEAF BUYS
HOW TO GET
WOULD KEEP OUT ALL
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Demonstrations in Phil
ippines Are Suppressed
by the Authorities.
STOCKS ARE SUFFER
Deposits to be Made in Big
Centers Under New Plan of
DEAL JUST MADE PUBLIC
Terms Agreed Upon Without Consult
ing Union Pacific People and
Without Their Knowledge.
This Burden of Taft's
Speech to Republicans
at Oklahoma City
New York. Aug. 24 The action of
Secretary Cortelyou in offering relief
to the money market In the cumins
crop movement period imparted a
strong tone to today's stock market,
prices of all leading issues opening 1
to 2lj points higher than yesterday
Annuunee II Im I'Iiiii.
New York. Aug. 24 Secretary of
the Treasury Cortelyou announced
yesterday a nv plan of depositing
government funds in New York, Bos
ton and other cities, to afford relief to
the money market in the approachin..;
crop movement period.
The plan of the secretary for mon--tary
relief is new to the financial
world, and one which he believes will
prove more elhcacious than tlie om
method of the treasury department i-i
waiting until the country was severei".'
shaken financially and then coining to
the relief at the last moment by plac
ing a large deposit :f government
funds in New York banks.
Statement to 1'rt-MN.
The plan for financial relief was
made known in the following omnia!
statement to the Associated Press:
"Secretary CoiU'lvou announced l"
dny that beginning next week the
treasury department will make each
week for a period of not less than five
weeks deposits in national banks i.t
New York. Boston and other points.
the understanding being that if callel
for, such deposits will be .returned af j
ter Jan. 1 next, installments to bi
fixed by the secretary of the treasury. road
The secretary desires to supersede th-i
present system by one which shall
have as iis ultimate object the adjust
ment of the operations of the treasury
department as rapidly as may he
practicable und:r existing lay. in suc'i
a manner as shall preclude there lin
ing in any sense a disturbing facto.
In the business world."
First Copies of Publication to Help
Telegraphers Out Little Change
In the Situation.
New York. Aug. 24. Control of the
Chicago and Alton, which the Rock Is
land party wrested .from E. H. Harri
man and his associates last June after
a contest which began three years ago.
has to all intents and purposes been
t ransferied to the Toledo, St. Louis
and Western, the stock which wi.!
change hands on the formal ratification
of the contract is the majority interest
owned by the Rock Island company.
Neither Mr. Harriman nor any of hu'
associates was consulted in regard to
the transaction, and the formal an-
nouneenient of it is as much of a sur
prise to them as to any one else in th--financial
What Mr. Harriman will do with tlv
Union Pacific's minority interest seem
ed to interest no representatives of
either the buying or selling company.
Illirrliiiiiii'x KnciiiifN in Control.
The men in control of the Toledo. St
i.ouis anu Western, better known a?
the Clover Leaf, are as hostile to M
llairinian as any of the Rock Island
party have shown themselves. Edwin
Hawley, one of the most prominent cf
them, fell out with Mr. Harriman
when the Rock Island party showed it?
hand in the Alton in 194. Mr. Haw
ley has since resigned from the Union
Associated with Mr. Hawley in th
Clover Leaf are General Thomas H.
Hubbard, a former Southern Pacifi
director, who is suing that Harrmiiui
line to compel payment of interest on
a bond issue: II. K. Huntington, in
terested as plaintiff in the same sui
James N. Wallace, president of the
Central Trust company; Charles a
Tweed, until lately a member of Spey-
er & Co.; William A. Read of tin
banking house of W. A. Read & Co.
and Theodore P. Shonts, president o
the .Interboiough-Meirupolitan. Mr.
Shouts is president of the Clover Leaf,
but has not been in charge of oper-
atiens since he took charge of the la
The deal brings about one of tha
most important enanges or tne rail
map that have been made for
many months. Eventually the fou'
roads will be merged into one compact
StrpiiKthenM (lover l.enf Itonil.
At the office of Theodore P. Shontf.
president of the Interborough Metro
politan company, as well as of the
Clover Leaf, the following statement
of tha transfer was given out:
"The acquisition of the Chicago and
Alton by the Toledo. St. Louis and
Western railroad places the lattar
company in a potential position in tho
transportation affairs of the midd'o
wc:-t. A system which reaches with it.;
own rails, Detroit. Toledo. St. Loui.7.
Chicago. Peoria, and Kansas City and
serves the rich and populous territory
Biggest Crowd Ever in Streets
of City Present on Occasion
of Secretary's Visit.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Aug. 24. Sec
retary Taft today was the guest of Ok-
Xorfolk, Aug. 24. The executive
board of the American Federation of
Labor last night instructed all civic or
ganizations to cooperate with the fed
eration in the effort to have the next
congress enact some stringent immi
gration laws providing for the exclu
sion of Asiatic laborers of every de
scription. President Roosevelt and congress
were asked to investigate the cost of
buyirtg the telegraph lines for govern
POSSES SHOOT EACH
OTHER FOR MOONSHINERS
Government Officers in a Fierce Battle
Near Durham, Va. Night Hid
Men from View.
Durham, Va., Aug. 24. Shrouded by
the inky blackness of a foggv night,
of tli republican party for supremacy
in controlling the new state of Okla
(irrntext Crowd Kver in City.
The greatest crowd the city has ever
known thronged the streets today.
Many visitors were unable to secure
accommodations at the hotels and re
mained up all night or slept in the
doorways. This afternoon a monster
parade, with Taft as the principal fig
ure, traversed the principal streets.
The secretary was accorded an enthusi
lahoma City, and tonight in a sjeech and guided only by the sounds of
will sound the kevnote of the eamnaiun . stealthily approaching footsteps, two
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hunting in separate posses for moon
shiners, poured a deadly volley of bul
lets into each other near here last
night. Each posse mistook the other
IN A SERIOUS PHASE
Congressman McKinney Ad
dresses Meeting to Foster
THE GRAND LODGE PLANS
Will Take Up Ratification of Commit
tee Action in Regard to the
Home at Decatur.
FOIL A PLOT TO KILL DIAZ
Mexican Revolutionists DiscoverSd
Los Angeles. Cal.. Aug. 21. A plot
to assassinate President Diaz has been
frustrated here. It is claimed that the
movement was headed by Senor Villa
real, formerly of S;. Louis, who has led
a large Mexican revolutionary junta.
He escaped from St. Iiuis after the
exposure of a plot ift that city and
came here. The federal authorities are
probing the matter.
ANOTHER WISCONSIN TORNADO
Town of Bruswick Struck and
Fan Claire. Wis., Aug. 24. A torna
do struck the town of Bruswick last
night and several houses and wind
mills were blown down. Reports say
Fall Creek was struck by a tornado
about T o'clock and six people were
body for lawbreakers. Every man but
one was shot down. The single excep
tion was Deputy Collector Hendryx,
who headed the government party from
Raleigh. N. C.
Deputy Collector Henry, who ied the
posse trom Uuraam, was seriously
wounded. Deputy Marshal Gordon was
mortally wounded, and two possemen
were badly Injured.
A rigorous fight will be renewed
against the moonshiners of the district.
LEGISLATORS TO FISH
AT G. A. COOKE'S CAMP
Aledo Man Invites Sixty Former Fel
low Members of House to
Peoria, 111., Aug. 24. During all of
next week CO legislators and friends of
former State Representative George
A. Cooke of Aledo, Mercer county, will
be his guests at the Aietio clubhouse
on English Bend, a celebrated fishing
spot on the Mississippi - river. When
he was a member of the legislature
Manila, Aug. 24. A law was enacted
yesterday prohibiting the exposure in
private or public places of the emb
lems, flags .or uniforms of the recent
insurrection, including the devices ana
flag of the Katipunan society, under a
penalty of $250 to $2,500 fine or impris
onment for five years.
The police quietly suppressed sever
al insurrectionary flags in a political
parade held Thursday. They have re
quired merchants to withdraw frooi
sale insurrection buttons and cap de
vices and have confiscated a few Kati
The collector of customs refused en
try to a consignment of English cot
ton textiles which bore Katipunau
labels. Thereupon the importers re
moved the objectionable labels.
I.eiiKiie I'reKentM A polon y.
The Nationalist league presented to
the chairman of the American masi
meeting called to protest against Fili
pino insults to the stars and stripes :
species cf apology, alleging that the in
sults to the American flag were unin
tentional. The chairman has for
warded the document to Governor Gen
eral Smith. No disturbances are an
ticipated. Two thousand five hundred Amer
icans of the city, with them 2o0 Amer
ican women, nacked the theater last
night and listened for three hours to
a dignified exposition of American pa
triotism. They returned to their
homes vastly satisfied-withwhat - was
the grandest united demonstration of
Charles W. Baldwin, past chancellor
of Peerless lodge 194 of the Knights
of Pythias of Chicago, was in the city
yesterday in the interest of the Pythian
Record and incidentally his candidacy
for grand inner guard of the grand
lodge which convenes in Moline in an
nual session Sept. 15-1G-17. Mr. Bald
win stated that in years gone by it
has been an unwritten law that all offi
cers of the grand lodge should be ad
vanced in grade at each election and
that the only new officer" should be
the grand outer guard, hence his candi
dacy for grand inner guard is against
the precedent of the order.
Mr. Baldwin stated that Grand Chan
cellor L. D. Gass of Danville and Grand
Keeper of Record and Seal H. P. Cald
well of Chicago would be in Moline
next week to make the final arrange
ments for the meeting of the grand
lodg. About 1,200 visitors are expect
ed to be in attendance, as there are
more than 700 lodges- in the state, rep
resenting over C0.0O0 members of the
order, and each lodge sends one dele
gate. These with their ladies are cal
culated to bring the total to the figure
Decide on I'lnnn for Home.
An important action which will come
before the grand lodge will be the rat
ification of the action of the committee
in regard to the selection of Decatur
as the site, the formulation of the
plans and the letting of the contract
for the $125,000 orphans' home of the
For 12 years Mr. Baldwin was en
grossing clerk of the senate and house
at Springfield, and in that capacity
made a host of friends over the entire
state of Illinois.
Atlantic Battleship Fleet
Will Start on Cruise
DATE MADE DEFINITE
President Issues Statement
After Conference With High
Cooke made many friends among both Americanism that has been glv-n
parties in the house, and the invita-1 since the stars and stripes was raised
New York, Aug. 24. President Smail
of the telegraphers' union is expected
tomorrow night from Chicago to look
into the strike situation here. .The
strikers issued today the first copies
of a magazine which they are publish
ing to obtain funds for the union treas
ury. Officials of the Western Union and
Postal Telegraph companies say bus
iness is moving smoothly and so far as
the companies are concerned the strike
is over and no reason exists for arbitration.
"BLACK HAND" IN MURDER
lying between these cities, must be an
important factor in the transportation
"The connections which the Toledo,
St. Louis and Western railroad will
make by this arrangement at Kansas
City with the Rock Island, the Unio.i
Pacific, the Santa Fe, the Missouri,
Kansas and Texas, the Kansas City
Southern, and other important roads.
should add greatly to its strength.
TerniM of the Transfer.
"The terms under which the Chica';.
and Alton has been acquired provide
that the Clover Leaf shall issue its col
lateral trust bonds secured by the Chi
cago and Alton common and preferred
stock, purhcased on the basis of 4 pe
I cent at par. for G3.800 shares of the
DOWAGER IN BEST OF HEALTH
Denial Received That Chinese Empress
Is Near Death.
Paris, Aug. 24. The Chinese lega
tion has been informed by cable from
Pekin there is no truth in the reports
that the dowager empress is suffering
from an incurable disease. Her health
Postpone Firemen's Meet.
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 24. Peter B.
McCaithy, secretary of the National
Firemen's association, announced last
night that the dates for holding the
annual convention of the order at
Oklahoma City this year have been
postponed from Sept. 3, 4 and 5, to
Sept. 5. 0 and 7. The change was
made to take advantage of the har
vester excursion rates.
Hon grew out of his boasting of the
superior fishing and camping facilities
afforded by the Mississippi river.
8,000 Prisoners Released.
Bucharest, Roumania, Aug. 24. King '
Charles has granted amnesty to all'
those who were implicated in the re-'
cent agrarian revo.t. with the excep-l
tion of about 2on militant priests and
those already sentenced for murders
committed during the uprising. The j
prisoners, who total about 8,000, will
on the walls of Manila.
( ODileiiin Violent DemonHtrntlunM.
The Rev. Dr. Rossiter, pastor of th ;
Presbyterian church here, formeily of
New York, presented resolutions con
demning the : inflammatory political
parades that have been held since the
election, and the display of Katipunan
flags, devoid of national status and
symbolizing a spirit cf disorder and ?f
hositlity to the government. The resi
lutions set forth that unless checkel
those displeased would bring 'revolt.
NO SENSATIONS ON
LAST DAY OF RACES
Robert Whitely, an Outsider, Wins tru
2:25 Pace With Ease Over Di
rectum Jr. the Favorite. "
be released forthwith. The commission was congratulate 1
upon its amendment to the sedition act
niul the enactment of a flag law for-
Cuts Wife's Throat.
Crawfordsville. Ind., Aug. 24. Otto
Walker. 35 years old murdered
wife, Laura Walker, by cutting her
threat from ear to ear. Walker then
slashed his own throat and is in a ser
ious condition. Domestic trouble was
the cause of the act.
Death in Aged Woman's Pipe.
Roekford. 111.. Aug. 24. Mrs. Lavina
Crosby of Ridott. 94 years old. set fire
to her clothing while lighting her pipe
i and was burned to death.
bidding the use or sale of insurrection-
1 ary flags or emblems.
AilmonlNheil by McKinney.
Congressman McKinney complimeni
ed the audience and declared that the
persons who would insult the Ame"-
ican flag constituted the greatest ene
mies of Filipino autonomy.
ROOSEVELT AND TAFT ROBBING THE
DEMOCRATIC NEST, SAYS BRYAN
Two Men Assassinated at Coaldale, I preferred stock and 2 per cent for1 th
Pa., in Mysterious Fashion.
Coaldale, Pa., Aug. 24. A double
murder, for which the "black hand" is
held responsible, was committed here
yesterday. While Frank Peknolas and
Samuel Ambrose were walking togeth
er along Ridge street they were, at
tacked by several men, and before they
couid otter effective resistance they
were stabbed to death. Peknolas'
fir;1 five years aCi' 4 per cent fcr k
second five years on 41,200 shares or
common stock at 35.
"Under these terms, if the Chicago
and Alton continues to earn 4 per cent
on its preferred, as it has done during
the last five years, with a surplus over
and above this amount, ranging froin
a minimum of $G9,250 for the ye:-.r
ended June 30, 1903, to a maxirmun
thioat was. cut almost from ear to ear,' of J1.O10.229 for the year ended .Tuna
ana Ambrose received a
that pierced his heart.
knife wound 30, 1907. the only risk to the Toledo.
St. Louis-and Western will be $100,-
At!antic, Iowa, Aug. 24. In an al
dress yesterday at the Cass county
Chautauqua William J. Bryan charge!
that President Roosevelt and Secre
tary Taft in outlining their attitude jn
national issues were robbing the dem
ocratic nest of ils feathers. His ad
dress was a direct reply to the re
cent speeches of the two republican
"Mr. Taft's recent speech at Colum
bus is not likely to please anybody,"
said Mr. Bryan. "He uses top much
denunciation to satisfyy the trust
magnates, but when he comes to dis
cuss the remedies he is so weak and
ineffectual as to disappoint reformers.
It is known that Peknolas and Am- 000 for the first five years and $200..
broRe had expressed fear of vengeance no for the second five years.
at the hands of enemies.
-Z Negotiating New Treaty.
Madrid, Aug. 24. The America.!
minister, Mr. Collier, is negotiating an
extradition treaty between the United
States and Spain.
ZIMMER DENIED NEW TRIAL
FLEEING FROM FEZ
"The two speeches show that tho
president is Hamiltonian in his views
of the respective spheres of state and
federal governments and that Secre
tary Taft is not much of a, reformer.
Taft does not go quite as far as th'1
president. Where Taft favors tari:T
reform he qualifies it by postponing it
"No threat of the punishment of big
offenders can counterbalance the pro
position to deprive the states of their
power to regulate the railroads and
other corporations doing business
within the state, national incorpor
ation is the biggest step toward cen
tralization that has ever been suggested."
Mealth Forces Father Marsile cf
St. Viateur's to Retire.
Kankakee, 111.. Aug. 24 Rev. Father
M. J. Marsile. for 2o years presiaei i
at St. Viateur's college at Bourbon
nais, 111., has been forced by ill health
to resign. The announcement was
made at the close of a retreat at th-
college and at the same time it was an
nounced that Rev. Father P. J. O'Mu-
honev. prefect of studies, had beer.
chosen as his successor. Father Mar
sile is now at the Misercordia hospit'i
in Oak Park recuperating. His health
was shattered by the fire which do
stroyed the colloge in February, 1900
and by the arduous work of rebuilJ
ing the institution.
The last day of the great Western
circuit races at Davenport was devoid
of sensational features. The surprise
was the case with which Robert Whitn
ey won the 2:25 pace, as Directum
Jr. and Lizzie O'Connell were picked t.i
beat him. The 3-year-old trot brought
out but two starters. The 2: 2d tro.
won by Silas, proved the best event n
the day. Summaries:
2:25 pace, purse $000;
Robert Whiteley, r. g.. by
Bermuda Boy (Dean) 4 1 1 1
Directum Jr.. br. h. (Her-
sey) 1 2 2 3
L!zzie O'Connell, s. m..
(Chindler ) 2 3 3 2
Wardmore. b. h.. (King) ...3 4 4 4
Time 2:11; 2:17 ; 2:13',4; 2:15V:.
Three year old trot, purse $500:
Wainbell. b. s., by Wainscot
(King) 1 1
John B. Donovan, b. g.,
(Niles) ' 2 2
Time 2:23y4; 2:23'4.
2:25 trot, purse $000:
Silas, b. g., by Silear (Mc-
Mahon) (i 1 1 7
Janita, s. m.. (Jones ) 1 7 3 5
Hazel Grattan, br. m..
Diamond Jim, b. g., (Curtis 2
Fishoda, b. m., (Wicker
Kane's Pride, b. m., (Dean). 7
Brightheart, blk. s.
(Davis) 3 C 7 J
Binai. br. m., (Connelly) . .d
Time 2:lCVi 2:15Vi: 2:14y4.
Oyster Bay, N. Y., Aug. 24. The At
lantic battleship fleet will start for the
Pacific next December, according to an
official statement Issued last night by
Secretary Loeb at the direction 6t
President Roosevelt. The statement
was made following a conference in
the afternoon between the president,
and representatives of the navy da
part ment. It follows: -
"A conference this afternoon be
tween President Roosevelt, Assistant
Secretary of the Navy Newberry, Rear
Admiral Brownson, chief of the bureau
of navigation, and Rear Admlnl
Evans, commander of the Atlantic
fleet, was held to decide some of the
details in connection with the fleet's
going to the Pacific.
Sixteen Bnttlesblpn Goln. . , .
"The fleet will consist of sixtee.i
battleships, and will start some time
in December, going through the straits
of Magellan and up to San Francisco,
and probably will visit Puget sounJ.
The question of the route by which It
will return has not yet been decided.
"The destroyer flotilla Will leave for
the Pacific about the same time as the
fleet, but will not accompany it."
The officials who attended the con
ference refused to tell the object of
their visit on their arrival here. Secre
tary Newberry and Rear Admiral
Biownson came early and went ' at
once to Sagamore hill. They wouid
not be interviewed. Admiral Evans
got in later. When he got notification
to join the conference he was flf:y
miles off the Chesapeake capes, on his
flagship, the Connecticut, which !s
maneuvering with the first and second
division of the Atlantic fleet.
I'.viinn' AnMwer la Emphatic.
"What are you here for?" someone
asked the admiral.
"I wish to h 1 you would tell mo
what I am here for." he replied.
The reporters told Admiral Evans
that they would see him later, to which
he replied: "Not if I see you first."
TAFT'S GRIP LOST IN ST. LOUIS
War Secretary's Speech Shifted to Sen
. ator Warner by Mistake.
St. Louis, ' Mo., Aug. 24. By Rome
strange chance Secretary Taft's grip
containing manuscript of his Oklahoma
City speech was shifted Into United
States Senator Warner's posesskm at
the station yesterday. The war secre
tary got the senator's grip. The mis
take was not discovered until Secre
tary Taft boarded his train after being
a guest of honor in the city. He said
to send the grip to Springfield, Mo.
Hague Stirs Brazil at United States.
Rio Janeiro, Aug. 24. A remarkable
change in the attitude of the press to
wards the United States is noticeable
since rating of Brazil, in the perma
nent court proposition at The Hague,
became known. A number of the pa
pers are inviting Latin-America to ar
ray itself against "Yankee pretentions."
ROPE ROUTE FOR
AN AGED BUTCHER
Washington, Aug. 24. Wooed to
softer thoughts by his victories in war,
President Zelaya of Nicaragua has for-
Frisco Telephone Official, Convicted of
San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 24. Police
Judge Weller has overruled the mo
tions for arrest of judgment and a new given his 19-year-old son, who wedded
trial in the case of Emil J. Zimmer, an American girl without his consent,
vice president of the Pacific States The boy received a cablegram laconic-
Telephone company, convicted of con- ally saying: "Come back; all forgiv
, tempt in Judge Lawlor's court. He' en." Yesterday he and his wife went
Tangier, Aug. 24. Letters from Fez sentenced Zimmer to three months' im- from New York enroute to the native
dated Tuesday declare the situation prisonment in the county jail. Notice 'land.
there is most grave. The Europeans of appeal was given, and on the filing
ZELAYA FORGIVES SON FOR MARRYING
AMERICAN GIRL-COUPLE GO HOME
CANNON 10 QUIT SMOX NG
Uncle Joe Cuts Down Daily Cigar Total
of 15 to 3.'
Plattsburg, N. Y., Aug. 24. Speaker
Cannon, who has been rusticating here,
is trying to give up smoking. He has
told friends that although he has been
accustomed for 40 years to smoke from
12 to 15 cigars a day, he now smokes
only three or four.
Escape After Boat Explodes.
Janesville, Wis., Aug. 24. N. J. Har
rintoii anl wifp and Georee Powers
in order to support himself and hls nrt .if nrrnx.-iv psmupH dPaih in an
explosion of a gasoline tank ' in their
launch yesterday. They were thrown
'into the water, but were able to reach
wife, Miss Margaret Baker, daughter
of a well known government employe.
The young Nicaraguan secured work
as a piano player In music halls and lan(j
barrooms. Between numbers or his;
Burton Buys a Kansas Paper.
Abilene. Kan., Aug. 24. Former Uni-
repertoire he confirmed the fact of his
"Yes. I am going back." he said. 'It.ted States Senator J. R. Burton of Ab-
has come at last. I did not know.ilene, L. C. Houseland, and J. H. Yet-
Since his marriage rome months ago whether my father would ever forgive ter have purcnasea tne banna iKan.)
to leave Fez immedi- of an appeal bond in the sum of $1,000 'Alfonso has been compelled to wend 'me, but I have tried to be plucky and Union. 'The paper will be made a daily
and Burton will take editorial charge,
Zimmer was allowed his liberty.
Jhis way along the seamy walk of life brave and stick It out."
Frank Kippe of Davenport Ends Life
by Hanging in an Outbuilding
at His Home.
Frank Kippe, an aged butcher living
at Thirteenth and Harrison streets,
Davenport, 7was found hanging this
: n l ' r in i cfoarl hear
the shop owned by himself and broth-lnjurea-
Capuchin Head Dying.
Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 24. Very Rev.
P. Hyacinth Epp, five times head of
the Capuchin Order in America and
one of the oldest Capuchin priests in
the country is said to be dying in St.
Alphonsu's monastery in West Virginia.
Rail Accident at Galeaburg.
Galesburg, HI., Aug. 24. In a smash
up in the Chicago, Burlington and
Quincy yards yesterday T. R. Hancock,
a switchman, was killed and Randolph
Little and John Sharp, stockmen, were
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ers. He naa taken nis own me uunug
the night whUe despondent. Three
brothers are the only near relatives
surviving. He was 77 years of age.
Kirksville Gets $5,500 Hog. ',
Janesville, Wis.. Aug. 24. "Star Mas
terpiece," a Berkshire hog formerly;
owned by the Wisconsin state univer
sity, was sold at Whitehall 111, to res
idents of Kirksville, 111., Jor $ 5.509.
This is the largest price ever paid for
ASKS SPECIAL RATE SESSION
Commissioners in Kansas Want Flat
Topeka, Kan., Aug. 24. Frank Grat
tan, newly appointed attorney for the
state board of railway commissioners,
has given out a statement favoring the
calling of a special session of the leg-
Idatiiro hv'finvprnnr T4nfh f rr th tui r
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pose of passing a flat 2. cents a mile I abandoned at sea. No "details were
passenger fare in the state of Kansas.! given. The ere Wig reported safe.
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Ship is Abandoned. v. - c i
San Francisco, . CaL, Aug. ii:Tbk
Merchants' Exchange has received a
dispatch from London stating that the
ship Tillie E. Starbuck. which sailed
from New York to Honolulu, had been