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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 100.
THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 19, 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
House Committee Over
rides the Will of Pres
HAS NOT CEASED
IN SNOW DRIFTS
THANKED BY KING
P OUT OF
Blizzard Conditions Slow to
Subside at Chicago and
Automobile Racers Find Them
selves Opposed by Seri
ous Obstacles. .
American Battleship Fleet
Dr. Lindberg, Acting President
of AuQustana, Receives Let
ter From Sweden
Short Distance From Port
VOTE IS UNANIMOUS
Senator Knox Introduces Bill
for Postal Savings Bank
Favored by Meyer.
Washington, Feb. 10. President
Roosevelt was overridden today by the
house committee on coinage, weights
mm measures when, by unanimous
vote it was agreed to report favorably
the MtKinley Illinois) bill requiring
the restoration to gold and silver coins
of the national motto "In God We
ur Navy t he ltrxt.
Washington. Feb. 1!). That our
present system of naval construction
is the best possible is the verdict of
Senator Hale of the senate committee
on naval a If airs. The opinion was an
nounccd in th? course of a speech in
the senate to -lav and was given, as
he said, as a result of P.O years' ex
perionce in navil legislation. He said
the new iiuvv as it exists today had
I'uvorN I'reiK-li Trent).
After hearing Secretary Root in ex
planation of the proposed new French
arbitration treaty today the senate
committee on toieign relations ordered
a favorable report upon the treaty.
A I'omIiiI Savin Ilankn. '
Washington, Feb. 19. Senator Knox
today introduced a bill to establish a
system of pnsti'l savings banks. Thi
bill embodies the plan outlined by
Postmaster General Meyer in his an
luial ' report and which he has advo
cated in publi-? :iddresses as being cal-
culatfd to aid economy and thrift and
efford a place of deposit free from
any possibility of doubt or suspicion
for vast sums oi money wnicn migiu
be otherwise N-aided and kept out of
circulation through ignorance or lack
of confidi-nee. The bill authorizes the
postmaster general to establish the
postal savings bank comprised at such
money order o'hees as he may desig
nate for that pin pose.
Will llenr IVonnge Henort.
Washington. Feb. 19. Resolutions
introduced by Representatives Humph
reys of Mississippi and Clark of Flo
rida, calling for the report of Mrs. J
Mary Grace Quaekenbos of New York
on peonage conditions in 'he south,
were considered by the house com
mittee on rules yesterday. Assistant
Attorney General Russell, under whom
Mrs. QuackenbDs performed this work
for the government, and Mrs. Quaeken
bos herself appeared before the com
mittee and outlined the work which
had been done by the latter. Upon
request of the committee it was agreed
to submit the report of Mrs. Quaeken
bos now on filo In the department, of
justice for tho inspection of the com
mittee. OH crowd Accused.
It is alleged that real instigators
or the fight being made- against Mrs.
Quaekenbos- and other government
agents working to put down the sys
tem of peonage are the big men of
the Standard Oil crowd who are inter
ested with H?nry M. Flagler in the
Florida East Coast railroad. These
interests are ?old to have been busy
throughout the south rousing local
feeling against the peonage proseeu
lions and making it impossible to se
cure indictments on evidence furnish
ed by the government agents. The
Flagler road is said to have in its
employ thousand:; of ignorant foreign
ers decoyed from New York on false
WOMAN AGED 96 IS
BURNED TO DEATH
Two Other Members of the Family are
Injured and Neighbor Drops Dead
Wintered. Iowa, Feb. 19. Mrs. SUn
son, aged 90, was burned to death in
a fire which destroyed the home of
Roe Deeter last night. Mrs. Albert
Hills, a neighbor, dropped dead of ex
citement while watching the fire. Mrs.
Deeter. daughter of Mrs. Stinson, was
badly burned, and Deeter was slightly
No Receivership Contemplated
New York, Feb. 19. Reports to the
effect that a receivership was about
to be asked for the Missouri Pacific
railroad was given positive denial to-
day by George J. Gould, president
the road. - .
STILL RAGING IN MICHIGAN
Snow Reaches Depth of 18 Inche6
Places and Is Drifting
Chicago, Feb. 19. The blizzard
which began hero yesterday is still in
progress today, although the greatest
fury of the storm has passed. The
light snow of the early part of the
day was piled into deep drifts by the
strong wind. . Rail traffic is greatly de-
Jayed. Trains from the west were from
one to eight hours late.
InterurbnnM Suffer nt Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. 19. The bliz
zard which started yesterday continues
with but slightly abated fierceness to
day. About a foot of snow has fallen
in Milwaukee and vicinity, which drift
ed badly in many instances, driven by
a high wind. Traffic is more or less
interrupted, some interurban electric
lines being entirely out of commission.
Michigan linn IS IuelieM.
Detroit, Feb. 19. The blizzard which
swept down upon the lower portion of
Michigan from the west yesterday still
prevails with great severity. Already
the snowfall ranges from eight inches
in Detroit to IS inches In the south
western section of the state. Trains
are late everywhere. The storm was
most severe in that part of the state
below a line drawn from Saginaw bay
across to Lake Michigan.
At St. I .on Is. S
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 19. The tem
perature dropped to 22 degrees above
zero today and n stinging snow storm
prevails driven by a fierce northwest
STOESSEL'S FATE IN
THE COURT'S HANDS
General Who Has Assumed Full Re
sponsibility May Hear Ver
St. Petersburg, Feb. 19. The court
which has been trying Lieutenant Gen
cral Stoessel for the surrender of Port
Arthur to the Japanese retired for de
liberation at noon today, ordering
Stoessel and the other defendants in
the court martial proceedings, Gen
erals Fock and Reiss, to appear Feb.
20, when sentence is expected to be
St. Petersburg, Feb. 19. The trial
of Lieutenant General Stoessel reached
the last act yesterday, the prosecution
waiving the privilege of putting in re
buttal to. the defense. The last word
was given tu the accused general, who
uttered only a few sentences in a firm
voice and sh juldered the entire re
sponsibility for the surrender of Port
"If the court decides that the sur
render was a crime," he concluded, "I
ask for the death sentence."
The court is expected to close the
proceedings today with its decision.
CHURCH MAY OUST HAMILTON
Relations Between Family and Late
Tom Snell to Be Probed.
Bloomlngton, III., Feb. 19. It is an
nounced that when the Illinois confer
ence meets next fall to consider the
affairs of the Methodist church in this
district, it will be called upon to take
up the case of Rev. E. A. Hamilton
who, with his wife and daughter, has
been mixed up in the Snell will case
at Clinton. Mr. Hamilton, who has
preached for a number of years in the
Illinois conference and who has been
stationed at Newman for some time,
will not be permitted to remain in the
conference, it is said, without a pro
test. BLAZE AT KEWANEE HOTEL
Guests Driven Out at 6 O'clock in the
Evening Saving Their Baggage.
Kewanee, 111., Feb. 19. When the
dining room of the Kewanee house was
crowded at G:;:0 o'clock last night fire
was discovered m the hotel basement.
The fire was not under control for
over an hour. The guests left the
totel, taking their baggage . The loss
is $10,000. ' i
President Roosevelt Takes Notice
Birth of a Daughter Recently.
Rome, Feb. 19. Ambassador Gris-
com has sent officially to King Victor
ugh the foreign minister,
Himnnnei rnronen me ioreifn minister i
a letter from President Roosevelt con
gratulating his majesty upon the birth.
Nov. 13, 1907, of a daughter, the Prin-
cess Giovanna. The king has ex-
T, tA ri1ai.iiia of 4ViK rafdrt ft
this communication particularly as the
observance is a new departure for the
American govarnment. In the past the
ot united States tcok no notice of such
ALL KEEPING ON THEIR WAY
American Car Is First Out of Cleve
land, Closely Followed by the
Leading French Machine.
Chicago, Feb. 19. The New York-to-Parls
endurance automobile racing
cars were reported today as follows:
The American left Toledo at 9 o'clock
and the French at 10. The German
left Ashtabula at 11:25 and the French
(Goddard) left Buffalo at 7.30. Heavy
snow drifts were encountered by all
The Italian car passed through To
ledo at 1 p. m.
Tho-nnn Car nt Toledo.
Toledo, O., Feb. 19. The longest
and most exciting run since the con
testants in the New York-Paris race
left New York on Wednesday, Feb. 12,
was made yesterday by the Thomas,
De Dion and Zust cars. When the
Thomas arrived at 9:45 last night in a
heavy snow storm it had covered 220
miles. The French car stopped at
The Zust car, which was held up at
Ripley, 27 miles east of Erie, Monaay
night through trouble with its radia
tor, left there at 9:30 yesterday morn
ing, passed through Erie at 11:40, ar
riving at Cleveland at 7 p. m., and
stayed there last night.
Second French far at IlufTalo.
Buffalo, N. Y., Feb. 19. The Moto
Bloc, the second French car in the
New York to Paris automobile race,
driven by Godard, arrived here last
night with its rear axle bent nearly
double. There were three drivers on
the motor, none of whom speaks Eng
lish, and they found great difficulty in
getting into town. ,
Herman Car nt Erie.
Erie, Pa., Feb. 19. The German car
arrived here at 8:30 last night. Occu
pants reported the roads between Buf
falo and Erie as in fairly good condi
R0HIB1TI0N FAILS TO CARRY
Mississippi House Defeats Plan and
Causes Much Surprise.
Jackson, Miss., Feb. 19. The sur
prise of the legislative session occur
red yesterday morning when an amend
ment seeking to establish constitution
al prohibition was defeated in the low
er house, lacking two votes of the re
quired majority of two-thirds. A sin
gular feature of the defeat was that
all the members from open saloon
counties favored the amendment and
many who had voted for statutory pro
hibition were against it. Those favor
ing the calling of a constitutional con
vention are credited with having de
feated the amendment in the hope
that it would strengthen their cause.
GIVEN 10 DAYS TO LEAVE
Dr. Dubouchet, American Citizen, Ac
cused by Russian Government.
Odessa, Feb. 19. Dr. Dubouchet. the
American citizen arrested recently in
Odessa on the charge of being con
nected with the revolutionary organi
zation, was released today, but was
ordered to leave Russia within 10 days.
DES MOINES FORM
STANDS THE TEST
Des Moines, Iowa, Feb. 19. The Des !
i Moines plan by a commission govern
ment yesterday was declared constitu
tional in every detail by the Iowa su
preme cour.t. The plan will be given
its first trial in Des Moines and Cedar
Rapids when the commissions to be
elected In both cities March 30 assume
the reigns of government.
Ia Entirely New.
This new Iowa idea is something en
tirely novel in the administration of
jan American city.- The project abol
,shes lhe mayon council, solicitor, and
other municipal offices, and establishes
In charge of the whole municipal bus-
THAW MARRIAGE TO BE ANNULLED IS.
RUMOR CIRCULATED AT PITTSBURG
Pittsburg, Feb; 19. Following on
the heels of the report from New York
, that Evelyn Nesbit Thaw and Harr
- e iegany separ-
- ated comes tho rumor that the mar
. riage of this unfortunate couple, like
J that of the sister of Harry Thaw, the
former countess of Yarmouth, is to be
fi Fl T 11 11 f'H AnH 'flat tha fltfi'nn ttrtll Ka
brought in the courts of Allegheny
'county, where the two were married.
i The laws, of the state of Pennsyl-
vania provide that an Insane person
cannot legally wed. The Thaws will
Points Danger of Trou
ble on Roads.
RESULT OF DECISION
Directs Interstate Commerce
Commission to Proceed
Washington, Feb. 19. President
Roosevelt has sent a letter to the in
terstate commerce commission in
which lie indicates the importance of
the commission's action with respect
to limitation of hours of labor of rail
way employes and points out the pos
bibility of serious differences arising
between railroad companies and their
employes with respect to wages and
hours of labor. 1
Deprecate Milking; Inmup.
The president strongly deprecates
the making of any issue between the
railroad companies and their employes
in the matter of wages if that can be
avoided. He instructs the commission
to secure all possible information in
advance that the responsibility may
be fairly placed and to hold itself in
readiness to mediate.
ILLINOIS MINERS ARE
IN ANNUAL SESSION
Convention at Peoria Canvasses Vote
Showing President Walker
Peoria, 111., Feb. 19. The 19th an
nual Illinois convention of the United
Mine Workers of America convened
here yesterday, with over 350 dele
gates in attendance. The report of
tellers on the recent mail election
showed over f0,v0 ballots had been
cast, and that President John A. Walk
er was reelected by an overwhelming
vote. John Farrington of Streator was
elected vice president, and James Rad
ford of Springfield secretary-treasurer.
The report of the retiring secretary-
treasurer, W. D. Ryan, showed that
there were over Ct,000 members in
good standing in the Illinois organiza
tion, and that there was a balance in
the treasury of $930,032.
Friday morning tho convention will
go into joint session with the Illinois
coal operators for the purpose of draft
ing a new agreement, the present
agreement expiring April 1. "No re
duction either in the wage scale or
output under any circumstances" is
the slogan which the majority of the
delegates will carry into this joint
Flood at Indianapolis Is Serious.
Indianapolis, ind., Feb. 19. The
situation in -outhern Indianapolis is
more serious today. The rivers in
creased their d'.'pta during the night
and thousands oi additional acres of
lands are submerged.
IN SUPREME COURT
iness a commission of five members
elected at large. These five men con
trol the city government just as the
affairs of a bank or other corporation
is placed in the hands of a board of
Five Ilnve Entire Charge.
, The five commissioners, known tech
nically under the law as four council
men and a mayor, will have complete
charge of the government, employing,
under civil service regulations, all
workers for the community, from the
solicitor to janitors, and discharging
them for cause. The .commissioners
hold office for two years, and draw
make a claim that if Harry Thaw was
insane when lie killed Stanford White
as the New York courts decided he
was, then he wa3 also insane when he
married Evelyi Nesbit. The Thaws,
it is declared here, are very glad to
accept this loophole through which
legally to separate, the couple.
It is said that Evelyn Nesbit Thaw
is equally pleased and that the only
person who ebjects to the arrange
ment is the m m now confined in the
asylum of Matteawan, who still has
an insane passicn for the little Dres-
1.n wh.-mi h maria hia wif .
A REVIEW AT SAN FRANCISCO
Nebraska. First of Nine Big First Class!
Warships Which Are to Assem- I
ble by Saturday. . I
Lima, Peru, Feb. 19. A wireless dis-1
patch dated Wednesday at 12:45 from 0f Augustana college, yesterday re
the American battleship fleet says the ceiyed R ,eUer from m Gustaf of
squadron was then 224 miles from , , , ..
Callao. The speed has been reduced
to eight miles per hour. The message
says also Evans has not yet recovered
It is believed the vessels
Callao harbor Thursday
Nebrnxkn at Frlnco.
San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 19. The
United States battleship Nebraska,
Captain Nicholson, arrived yesterday
from Magdalena bay as a vanguard of
the fleet, which will be in this harbor
by Saturday, and which, though not so
large as that on its way here under
Admiral Evans' command, will be the
most imposing array of fighting ma
chines ever assembled inside the Gold
Oilier Come Friday.
Admiral Dayton's "big four," West
Virginia, Maryland, Colorado, Pennsyl
vania, and Admiral Sebree's big arm
ored cruisers, Tennessee and Wash
ington,' will be here Friday, and will
be joined Saturday by the South Da
kota and California, now anchored be
tween here and Mare Island
These, with the Nebraska, will make
nine big first class war ships with
about 800 officers and men on each
Japanewe VeHnel on Watch
Valparaiso, Feb. 19. The doings on
the coast of Chile of the Japanese
steamer Kasato Maru have, in view
of the proximity of the American bat
tleship fleet, attracted considerable at
tention here. The Kasato Maru left
Iquique on Jan. 23 and steamed out
to sea. Nothing was heard from it un
til two days ago, when It arrived at
Tocopilla, a small maritime town in
Antofagasta province, 140 miles dis
tant from Iquique.
The fact that the vessel spent 24
Alftyn I-mIm-mm iluna-two poxU-Jeads to
the suspicion in some quarters that it
has been observing the progress of
the American fleet or studying the
Chilean coast n the vicinity of Toco-
pilla. The Kasato Maru is equipped
with wireless telegraphy.
DECISION IS NEAR
Judge Ball in the Superior Court at
Chicago Announces He Will De
cide Issue Tomorrow.
Chicago, Feb. 19. Judge Ball, in the
superior court, will tomorrow morning
render a decision in the famous Illinois
Central railroad case. The chief legal
point involved is whether or not it is
lawful for corporations outside of II
linois to control and vote stock In II-
linois corporations. Incidentally the de-
cision will settle whether Stuyvesant
Fish or E. H. Harriman Is to control
the Illinois- Central railroad during the
BRYAN INDORSED BY OH 10 ANS
Members of Democratic State Central
Committee Uphold Candidacy.
Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 19. William J.
Bryan's visit to Columbus yesterday
was signalized by the democratic state
central committee unanimously endors-
ing his candidacy for the presidency,
After taking luncheon with the mem-
bers of the reception committee of
the general assembly at the resldtnce
of Colonel James Kilbourne, Mr. Bry-
an addressed the general assembly in
joint session in the hall of representa
tlves on the subject of guaranteeing
last night Mr. Bryan was the sole
speaker at a dollar dinner given at
Memorial hall under the auspices of
the democratic members of the assem
NIGHT RIDERS AGAIN BUSY
Whip Supposed Detective and Order
Him Out of Town at Gracey, Ky
Hopkinsvllle, Ky., Feb.
town of Gracey, in West Christian
county, .was visited last night by a
band of 25 masked night riders. After
i i . . ii,.
taking possession of the telephone ex-
change and making the town marshal
thov terrorized the Inhahi-
prisoner tne terronzea me innaDi-
tants by firing guns and pistols. They
forced James Wooten. who was sus
pected of bein-; a detective, from his
room at the hotel to the outskirts of
town, whipping him, and ordered him
ts tAim hir mnrn nir
Pontiac Millionaire uone.
PnnHic ni . Feh. 19. M. A. Caroth
. . , . t, . . t.
ers died here today of Bright s dis
ease.;' Carothers was 45 years old and
. . mimnnnlrP.
i was a millionaire.
AT COMMAND OF GUSTAF
Monarch and Younger Son of Late
King Oscar Acknowledge Memo-
rial from College Here
Dr. C. E. Lindberg, acting president
&weaeD -cn King mauKsmm
tor the memorial address delivered by
Dr. Lindberg at the memorial services
held by the college Dec. 15 in memory
of King Oscar. The stationery on '
which the letter is written and also
the envelope have wide black bands
around the borders, much wider than
that of ordinary mourning stationery.
In place of a seal, the words, "His
Majesty, the King's Bureau," are
stamped on the t back of the envelope
in embossed letters.
At Ivlng'n Command.
The letter is dated at Stockholm,
Feb. 4, and reads as follows.
"Herr Professor C. E. Lindberg:
His majesty, the king, who is warmly
interested in the Swedish people in
America, has commanded me to ex
press to you, professor, his sincere
thanks for the beautiful address de
livered by you at the memorial serv
ices in memory of his majesty. King
Oscar, the text of which he has re
ceived with great pleasure. His maj
esty appreciates with deep emotion
the warm and general participation in
the deep sorrow which has overtaken
the royal house and the whole Swedish
nationality through the demise of
King Oscar, and his majesty has com
manded me to express, especially to
you and to the Augustana college, the
1 , m. tr i . ,i . t
uiuesL oweuisu conege in America, nis i
sincere gratitude. i
"With the very best regards,
Chief of His Majesty, ihe King's Bu
From Second Son, Too.
Dr. Lindberg has also received a let
ter of thanks from Prince Wilhelm,
second son of' the king, who last sum
mer visited the United States on the
Swedish cruiser Fylgia. Dr. Lindberg
became personally acquainted with the
prince during the latter's visit, being
one ?r tne guests at the banquet given
in New York in honor of the prince,
and preaching a sermon on board the
Fylgia as it lay at anchor in New-
York harbor. Iu his letter, Prince
Wilhelm makes mention of the ac
quaintance formed during his visit.
Folk Sons Program.
Tomorrow evening the chapel choir
will appear in the college auditorium
as the fourth number on the Lyceum
course. The program to be rendered
will consist almost exclusively of
TAFT C0NTINUEST0KEEP PACE
Taken in Tow Early in Morning by
Committee from Nashua, N. H.
Manchester. N. H., Feb. 19. Follow-
ing a crowded day and a night of trav-
eling, speechmaking and sightseeing,
Secretary Taft arose early today and
I began another strenuous day's cam-
paign. He was guest during the night
at the residence of Governor Floyd. A
committee of Nashua citizens came to
Manchester this morning to escort tne
secretary to their city, where he will
make an address this, afternoon.
Same Action in New Mexico.
Albuquerque, N. M., Feb. 19. The
New Mexico republican territorial corn-
mittee in session here yesterday adopt
ed by unanimous vote a strong resolu
tion endorsing the candidacy of Taft
for the presidential nomination and
pledging the committee and the re
publican organization to do all in their
power to further his candidacy.
Grand Chief Ranger Dead.
Rochester, N. Y.. Feb. 19. Charles
F. A. Young, grand chief ranger of tne
Foresters of America, died today at
his home of typhoid pneumonia. He
was ill only a few days.
YESTERDAY IN CONGRESS
Washington, Feb. 19. Following are
in brief, the proceedings of the two
S WUSICM JCSlCIUUjr bi umeu
IV-,,. . . J 1.1
irom me omciai records:
SENATE The Aldrloh currency bill
was opposeu Dy Mr. stone or Missouri
He argued in advocacy of the plan for
(fuven -neni. guarantee oi ueposus in
atinat banks, and Senator Bacon of
Georgia took occasion to oppose that
Proposition. Mr. Bacon declared that if
sucn a plan were put lnto effect RtatP
banks would be put out of business, as
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criminal code was considered during- a
couple of hourand at 4:12 o'clock the
HOLSK Speaker Cannon's presiden
I iiai ouum was mven a ixiosi wnen air.
I l,1, VI -" villus a. oi a iia.il
I hour's speech. His remarks were based
- on the fact that yesterday was the 34th
I anniversary of Mr. Cannon's first speech
- ,n the house Most of the day was tak-
1 en up i by a discussion of the bill to pro
ll'y.?" I"?. "n,us in"
bouse at 4:27 adjourned.
Report That United States
is to Address Protest
to Japan Denied.
Reply From Tokio to Latest
American Note Handed to
Washington, Feb. 19. Rumors to the
effect that the state department is
about to address a protest to Japan
against its attitude in Manchuria and
that this is to be done upon the in
stance of the Chinese government
meets with an unequivocal denial at
the state department. It is admitted
complaints have been made to the state
department that American trade is suf
fering in the orient, but it is believed
other causes than Japan's attitude are
Keplj to "ote Received.
Tokio. Feb. 19. The memorandum
of the Japanese government in reply
to that of the United States on the
subject of emigration was handed to
Ambassador O'Brien today. It is un
derstood it agrees in general terms
with a number of suggestions made
by the American government and re
quiring further restriction of emigra
tion by the practical prohibition of
FRENCH FIGHT THE
MOORS AT FEDALA
Both Sides Lose Heavily in Latest
Battle, According to Ad
Paris, Feb. 19. A dispatch from
Vice Admiral Philibert, the French
naval commander in Morocco, says
Feb. 1C and 17 the French had a seri
ous battle with the Moors at a point
15 miles southeast of Fedala. The
French had two officers and several
soldiers killed T.d three officers and
20 wounded. The casualties of the
Moors were heavy.
MATRON DROVE TACK
THROUGH BOY'S TONGUE
Attempt to Secure Confession of
Theft of a Pencil May Cost
Woman Her Job.
Canal Dover, Ohio, Feb. 19. In or
der to secure a confession of the theft
of a pencil fro-n Sampson Fowler, 7
years old. Assistant Matron Clara
Sterling of the Ccunty Children's home
confessed to having driven a tack
through the end of the boy's tongue.
The case wa3 reported to Humane
Omcer Jacksjn by R. W. Chapman,
an employe at the home, and the for
mer caused the arrest of the woman
on a charge of ciuelty. She was taken
before Mayor Defenbacher of New
Philadelphia, nnd after confessing was
punished with a light fine. The mat
ter has been brought to the attention
of the board of directors of the insti
tution and the girl probably will be
CHESTER GILLETTE MUST DIE
Slayer of Sweetheart Doomed by Court
Albany. N. Y, Feb. 19. The court
of appeals has decided that Chester
Gillette of Cortland must die in the
electric chair for the murder of his
sweetheart, Grace ("Billy") Brown of
South Otselio at Big Moose lake July
11, 1906. The court affirms the con
viction of first degree murder and the
sentence of death rendered by the su
preme court in Herkimer county. Gil
lette is in the death cell at Auburn.
The court will soon fix a date for his
ALL COEDS TO BE VACCINATED
Steps Taken to Prevent Spread of
Smallpox in Illinois University.
Champaign, II!., Feb. 19. The Uni
versity of Illinois coeds, 500 In num
ber, are threatened with, wholesale
vaccination, which will retire them
from social sayety for weeks. Be
cause of semal cases' of smallpox
among students the state board of
health and the local authorities have
ordered a general vaccination of all
students' not vaccinated.
Copper Operator Dies.
Boston, Feb. 19. Daniel L. Demmon,
treasurer of the Franklin Mining com
pany and for many years identified
with the lake copper industry, died
suddenly today, aged 77.