Newspaper Page Text
FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 127.
THE ARGUS. SATURDAY. MARCH u, 1908J--TWELYE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
BEGINS TO S
First Squadron to Sail at
Once Under Secret
MAY BE BLOW AT CHINA
News, However, Comes With
Announcement That Differ
ences are Patched Up.
Hongkong, March 14. Information
lias been received from Formosa that
the first Japanese naval squadron will
sail today on secret service. The
cruisers Yaumo, Akitstishima, Asania
and a flotilla of smaller vessels have
been coaled and ready to sail at a few
minutes notice since March 7. At Sa
sebo, the naval station, everything is
exceedingly busy. The Tatsu affair
has caused a sensation in the navy.
Some action in this department is sur
Scllfiiieiil Reported Xenr.
Pikin, March 34. Negotiations look
ing to a settlement of the difficulties
between China and Japan growing out
ot the seizure of the steamer Tatsu
Maru. are making favorable progress
The Chinese foreign board today ap
proved the draft of a document in
which China accepts the proposals
made by Japan yesterday.
Will herp the, Arms.
China will .pay Japan $10,700 and
retain the arms that formed the cargo
of the Tatsu Maru. It will pay also
about $5,000 demurrage on the steam
er. It Is expected the steamer will be
released March 1G.
ALL FOUR GUILTY
Quartet Accused in First Penn
sylvania Caoitol Graft Case
FACING A TERM IN PRISON
reports concerning the investigation
which Commissioner of Corporations
Smith is making into laws affecting
"bucket shop" operations. Secretary
Straus of the department of eomcrce ! o...u ...j ...
d labor yesterday issued the follow- f ...
ing statement: t
Secretary Straus states in regard to
the matter of bucket shops, that theJ
president has simply referred the sub
ject to this department with the re
quest to have Herbert Knox Smith,
commissioner of corporations, examine
certain bills aimed at bucket shops,
and io report his views on the general
"The president has not ordered any
general investigation of stock exchang
es, and Mr. Smith has been instructed
to use his own judgment in reporting
upon the subject and getting the facts
that the president desires."
. by" Election of Democrat as
TELLS OF HEROINE
Harrisburg, Pa., March 14. The
jury in the first of the capitol con
spiracy cases to be tried gave a ver
dict last night of guilty as to every
one of the four men who have been
on trial here for the last seven weeks.
The men found guilty are JolmH.
Sanderson, contractor; William " 1
Snyder, former auditor general; W.
L. j Mathues, former state treasurer,
and James M. Shumaker. former su
perintendent of public buildings and
grounds. The state claims that fraud
to the amount of $,VU0,(K0 were com
jury came into court at 8:52,
Dr. C. W. Foss Lectures on
Work and Life of French Char
acter, Joan of Arc.
FULFILLED GREAT MISSION
Executed as a Witch, She Was Tried
20 Years After ier Death and
Found Not Guilty.
Ohio Operators Block
Mine Meeting Dated
for March 24
UNDER THE UNIT RULE
Indicates No Step to Settle
Wage Question is Possible
Till After April 1.
Indianapolis, Martli 14. The scale
committee of the United Mine Work
ers of America has not received re
plies from all the operators to whom
and a minute later- Foreman Iluukle 1 invitations were, tent to meet here
announced that they had agreed upon h 0uio opera(ors set word
a yerd.ct. The jury was not pohed. wou,d uQt ))e )( meet the
but when the clerk read the verdict
convicting all of conspiracy, each man
gave his assent by a nod.
The maximum penalty for each de-
miners in joint conference until after
Looks Over 'situation. '
Tv T Rent socrPtniv.trraciifor rt
"J iW yearS' impriSOnment, the "Illinois operators', arrived today to
consider the situation before replying
PIER AND 5 DROWN
River Disaster Reported 15 Have -Occurred
in the Vicinity of .Ash
"Joan of Arc is undoubtedly the
most remarkable character in history,"
said Dr. C. W. Foss in a lecture before
the Adelphic society' of Augustana
and 11,000 fine,
The fourmen were convicted of de
frauding the state in furnishing the
new capitol, -which cost the state
about $13,000,000 instead of $1,000,000.
the figures at which the contract was
The prosecution was the outcome
of the poliiical upheaval in Pennsyl
vania in 1903. which resulted in the
Indications Are v, Mrs. r Hawes
Will Win High Honor at '
Hands of R.-N. A.
DEVELOPMENTS. FAVOR HER
Charges Made Against Her During the
Illinois Campaign Are Flatly (
OF ANY 1 WORLD
to the invitations. The Indiana oper
ators are ready to meet the miners at
any time. As-the, operators and min
ers are still proceeding under the old
unit rule, the actloa of the Ohio oper
ators will preventcU .joint meeting of
the central competitive field March 24.
college last night. "The story of her .'election of llliam H. Berry, a demo
ns .i0..fi fco tf i, K". as state treasurer in the fall of
lv. o . &j nvmu uiii (.11 a. i ii oiiv nau
been born" seven centuries earlier she
I that yrar. Berry threw open the
books of the state troasnrv and show-
would hove been regarded as a purely ,e(i that the cost of building the capitol
Dr. . Foss .told the story of this re
markable girl in his own inimitable
way. The account of the visions that
appeared to Joan of Arc and the de
scription of her march to the.relief of
Orleans -were especially interesting.
Then . followed the story of her cap-
was more than thiee times the amount
of the contract. The case was- laid
before the attorney general and in
dictments were found against 14 per
Others to be Tried.
When the cases now pending
against the four persons who were
DIED BY OWN HAND
Last of Seven Girls Who Came
to New York From St. Paul
Fails in Attempt.
OTHERS MORE SUCCESSFUL
ture and betrayal , into the hands of convicted yesterday are concluded the
Ashland, Ky., March 14. Today the!
tow boat Boaz, with 12 coal boats, 1
barges, three fuel boats and a crew of
about "5 men, ran into a heavy fog
and struck a pier a mile below this
city. It Is reported five men were
drowned and 'nearly all the barges
-lfLJEilSt's'Wl)rIIl. condemnation , as . a.
witch and her execution at the stake.
Iliul Kitllilled Her MImhIoii.
"Her mission was completed.-" said
the speaker. "She had saved France
and placed the unworthy king on the
throne. But through her martyrdom
Mic had awakened the entire nation
to a deeper sense patriotism and
justice. In short, she was the deliver
er of her country. Twenty years after
her death she was . given a second
trial at which she was declared to be
BINKS HAVE MUCH CASH
Weekly Statement Fails to Show Any
Evidence of Weakness at New York.
New York, March 11. The weekly
bank statement follows:
Banks o $30,C;r,000 more than
the requirements of the 23 per cent
reserve rule. ;
Ixwns. -decreased $2,630,000. .
Deposits decreased $3,S1,000.
Reserve decreased $439,000.
Surplus increased $529,000.
Ex. IT. S. deposits decreased $774,
- 000. ,
The statement of banks and trust
companies' not members of the clear
ing house show deposits of $740,353,
000; cash on hand, $53,730,000, and
GETTING FILTERS READY
Qilicdfeudaata:will be heaxd.
JUDGE OLMSTED IS
TO GIVE ADDRESS
Will Be Principal Speaker at the Ban
quet of the Tri-City Railway
Men in Davenport.
lee Out of Way and Cleaning Is Pro
' gressing Rapidly.
The force at the city filter plant is
hard at work with the spring cleaning
up and by. tonight Waterworks Super
intendent J. W. Cavanaugh hopes that
one of the filters will be in full oper
ation. Owing to the ice it lias been
impossible to use the plant effectively
for the last three months. The Ice,
however, has bean melting rapidly
and that, which is not gone can now
be handled so that the sand beds can
be cleaned. The other filters will be
put in operation as qnickly as possible.
Prominent , Ohian Suicide.
' Akron, Ohio,'' March 11. Attorney
George C. . Koehler, son of former
State Attorney General Koehler, com
mitted stiicide early today by shoot
ing. Koehler is said to have lieen
heavily involved financially.
TRIES TO ESCAPE
Slayer of Father Helnrichs at
Denver Slashes Trusty With'
Razor but is Held.
Denver, March 14. An attempt was
made today by Giuseppe Alia, con
demned for the murder of Father
Heinrichs, to escape from jail where
he Ui under heavy guard day and
night. ' He used a razor blade and
slashed the neck of a "trusty" who
was cleaning a comb, and made a rush
to get away. The "trusty." despite
bis cut, rushed after Alia and pinioned
liim and he was quickly overpowered
with the help of a deputy warden.
LIGHT0N BUCKET SHOP ORDER
The committee arranging for the
banquet of the Tri-city Railway' men's
club at the new Kimball hotel in Davenport,-
next i Thursday evening, has
secured County-Judge R. W. Olmsted
as the principal speaker of the occa
sion. Superintendent H. S. Cable is
to preside ns toastmaster. Readings
are to be given by .Miss Charlotte
Patterson of Chicago, daughter of M.
A. Patterson, formerly or this city,
now general traffic manager of the
Rock Island. Mr. Patterson will at
tend ' the,' banquet. A. H. Lovett of
Davenport is to give a vocal solo, and
short talks; will be made by H. A.
Bush of Davenport and other. local
When Saved fror
Helen ' Baxter
New York, March 14. A startlin
story of. how five young girls who
came to New York from Si. Paul a
little more than a year ago died each
bv her own hand was told today by
17-year-old Helen Baxter after she had
made a vain effort to end her own life.
Helen.said she was' one of a party "of
six girls ;Vho came to New York to
make- their way in the world after re
ceiving a course of training in a busi
ness school in St. Paul.
Found Hint Life Saved.
She turned on the gas in her room
last night but was found this morning
in time for her life to be saved. The
girl refused to give the names of any
of her girl friends.
PASSENGER CRAFT ASHORE
Sylvia, New York to Halifax, Meets
Accident Off Massachusetts. -
Woods Hole, Mass., March 14. The
British steamer Sylvia which left New
York yesterday with passengers and
freight for Halifax, N. S., is ashore
on Sow and Pigs r,eef off Cuttyhunk.
It compartments are full of water.
isew uenrora, aiass.. ."viarcQ 'n.
The revenue cutter Mohawk' arrived
here this afternoon with the passen
gers of the stranded steamer. Sylvia.
Mann Hits at Drug Habit.
"Washington, March 14. Representa
tive Mann of Illinois, by " request, in
troduced a bill yesterday which makes
t unlawful to send from one state to
another any habit forming drug except
on Unoriginal prescription or writ
ten order of a 'physician qr veterinary
surgeon. . .. ; : .
ADOPT A ; LARGE CLASS
Royal Arcanum Members Have Im
portant Session. -
Rock Island council, No. 1952,4 of the
Royal Arcanum, held a' very large and
enthusiastic meeting last night at
Math's hall. A number of prominent
members of the society were present.
Including Past Grand Regent Bernard
McHugh of Chicago, Supreme Deputy-
Frank Mtise.'wTio l as his headquarters
In Davenport at present, and Deputy
McMullan.of East St. Louis. There
were large - delegations from Moline
and Davenport present at the invita
tion of the local council. A class of
20 . new. members was initiated and a
short program . was rendered consist
ing "of several vocal duets by the
Rogers brothers of .Moline and a solo
by F. C. Sampson, of 'Colorado, and
talks, by H, B. Hayden, Supreme Dep
uty Muse and Secretary H. H. Robb
J Another big class is to be. adopted
. Fire in Odd Fellows Home. '
New York,, March 14j One hundred
i . J ' .11 T. It .1
Mrs. Gates Gets Divorce. BRea men ana manj smau cunuren
tiiti.flnL0 r,h iir-ortr,,He.were driven out or ,tne uerman uaa
Ruel Moulton-Gates was today grant-j11 nome 1,1 : 'the- "Bronx "today b
ed absolute divorce from Millionaire ?a which sted in thenar ot the
jnm t . ; r.atAu th rtmr nf msuuuion. s-everai agea inmates were
cruelty and inhuman treatment. -I confined ta beds by illness and were
reseueu iium iue uuuamg oy police
men and attendants., y
Secretary Straus of Commerce and La
bor Gives Out Statement.
Washington!, March .14. To correct
any misapprehension "that may exist
through the circulation of erroneous
Terms of Treaty 'Promulgated.
. Washington, Maich 14. The presi
dent today issued a proclamation pfo-
Mrs. Mary Fay Hawes, for 13 years
a member of - the 'board of supreme
managers, of the Royal Neighbors of
America, has virtually won her elec
tion a9 supreme oracle of the society,
to succeed Mrs. E. D. Watt of Omaha.
At the Illinois state camp meeting,
held in Peoria last Wednesday, Mrs.
Hawes'. candidacy was endorsed by a
vote of 254 to 52. The conventions
in other states in which the Eociety
does business were held on the same
date. v In addition to Illinois, the states
of Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio, Michigan and
Wisconsin have endorsed Mrs. Hawes'
candidacy. The state of Missouri did
not instruct, "but a majority of the del
egates will, it is stated, support Mrs.
Hawes. These states; not counting
Missouri, insure Mrs.' Hawes election;
when the supreme camp convenes in
Chicago in May. ' " ' " "
So far as known at this time! Mrs.
Una M. Collins of St. Paul,Minn.,
has secured instruction only from her
home state, which was conceded to her
and in which Mrs. Hawes' supporters
made no contest, Mrs. Collins, how
ever, will have some other support
from several of the states with small
memberships and correspondingly
small representatirm in the supreme
.AnalyMiM of ( iinipnlsn.
In local Royal Neighbor circles the
events attending the meeting of the
Illinois ' state camp are live topics.
since three of the candidates coming
before that body for endorsement were
from this city. It is not explained by
what rule of politics three candidates,
for the three leading offices in the
society, hailing from the same city,
could all be expected to win.
Mrs. Hawes all along had been con
ceded the Illinois endorsement and had
no opposition in the state. The first
appearance of complication developed
in the announcement of "Miss Myrtle
uanes cantticiaey tor supreme re
coider and which proved a"sil!'i)rtW
to Mrs. Hawes and her friends!
Dr. Hada Burkhart's candidacy for
the office of supreme physjeian and
her combination with Miss Dade was
a feature of the session." Dr. Burk
hart has been a candidate before the
last three sessions of the Illinois state
camp and in the supreme camp, in op
position to the prsent incumbent, Dr
Franc E. Boi-relf -of West Pullman,
The Deeldlne Vote.' - " '
The vote of the state camp, which
decided the fate of -the Rock Island
candidates, resulted as follows.
FOR SUPREME ORACLE.
Mrs. Mary Fay Hawes, Rock Is- -
laud ........ ....... 251
Mrs. Una M. Collins, St. Paul.' ... . 52
Woodmen of America." The last sen
tence explains the location of the ben
eficiary department In this city. The
R. N. of A. was first incorporated as
a purely fraternal order. Later, the
beneficiary feature was added, the in
corporators of this department being
Hon. J. G. Johnson of Peabody, Kan.,
the" late Hon. John W. White,
former general attorney of the
Modern Woodmen, and Major
C. W. Hawes, ffead clerk of
the Modern Woodmen. Mr. Johnson
at. the time. was also a director of tho
Woodmen., These three, for years,
served as the beneficiary committee
of the R. N. of A. : -
The beneficiary department was first
located with, the Woodmen head office
because it was most convenient for
the beneficiary committee In charge,
and becausp at first it admitted many
members of the M. W. of A. It was
Europe Has Eyes Opened
by Orders to Circle
EXPECTED A FAILURE
Ability of Ships to Keep at Sea
Makes Our Naval Power
Equal to Great Britain's
Paris, March 14. News of the de-
Offiee Here by Tolerunee.
It Is claimed that while the accusa-
fouhd desirable many times to com- j cision to send the American battleship
pare applications made by the same fleet back to the Atlantic coast by wav
parties in both organizations. r a,,!! nn n, Mn,t re
ceived here as the crowning revela
tion of the efficiency of the American
tion was made against Mrs. Hawes 1 navv -
of trading away Rock Island's inter-j OpenM Frenek Eyew.
ests, at the state camp meeting, her, The statement that the cruise is to
accusers endeavored to create ; bt, extended m this manner has open
opposition to her on the ground j ed the eyes of tne French public
that she would endeavor to bring the,which nad been ,ed to believe tho
supreme recorder's office here in case American navv was a good deal of a
she was elected supreme oracle. ("bluff." and that the cruise around
No reference was made in the state Somh Anierica w0uld demon8ime the
camp to the consolidation of the two lncapacity of the vessels and that If
offices, because -the supreme camp set
tied- the matter at its Indianapolis ses
sion, held in May, 1903, by making an
appropriation of $33,000 for the erec
tion of a head office building at Peoria.
The consolidation of the two offices at
Peoria would seem to have been an
The date of this consolidation will
last meeting of the supreme
held at Topcka, Kan., in
resolution was adopted directing the
committee ori laws to submit to the
coming supreme camp meeting suita
ble amendments to the laws "so that
the . offices of supreme recorder and
beneficiary 'recorder shall be com-
Lbined.',' ,The matter will finally be dis
posed of at the Chicago meeting in
Tor Other Plm-o.
DECIDES IN FAVOR
OF LOCAL OPTION
State Election Committee Rules on
Objections to Petition at State
Mrs. Hawes" majority 202
FOR SUPREME RECORDER.
Miss Myrtle E. Dade, Rock Island. 132
Mrs. Winnie Fielder, Peoria...... 175
Mrs. Fielder's majority 41
FOR SUPREME PHYSICIAN- "
Dr. Hada Burkhart, Rock Island.. 10S
Dr. Franc E. Borrell, West Pull
man ...... ...... 173
it was accomplished the ships would
be ready for the scrapheap.
Kvrn Xavnl MenAre SnrpriMeiL
Even in French naval" circles the
belief was a long vojage would' de
velop strong the structural weak
nesses in the vessels. Many French
officers now frankly say the impres-
not long be postponed, since at the !s,ve demonstration given by the Amer-
irem'e camp, ,c-an "eet or lts ability to keep at sea
May, 1905. a'raises tlle American navy to an equal-
uy wnn mat oi ureat iiritain, ana
that if the return journey is as suc
cessful as the trip around South
America has been the American navy
will have demonstrated it has no su
periors in the world, ..."
Wanfn a Report.
The French minister of marine, M.
Thomson, is so impressed with the re
sult of this cniise that he is instrnct-
The various state camps endorsed ; "g XieutenantjCpmniander 3e. Bian-
candidates for other offices aside from ' pre. French naval attache at Wash
that of supreme oracle. In Wisconsin ! ington. to proceed to San Francisco
Mrs'. Eva Childs of Hanover was en-land send in a fuil report of the con
tlorsed for' a member of the board of dition of the ships and the lessons of
supreme managers. In Iowa, Mrs. j the cruise.
Anna liair of Webster City, and inj Kiotnin t Panama.
Michigan. Mrs. CJara Richards of! Panama. March 14. The American
Grand Rapids were similarly endorsed. t torpedo boat flotilla under command
In Missouri, there were two candidates of Lieutenant Cone, which left Callao
contesting for the endorsement for March 9, arrived here unexpectedly
member of the board of supreme man- at 9 this morning, two days ahead of
agers, Mrs. Alice Capp of St. Louis i schedule time. The voyage from
end Mrs. Susie Boas of . Springfield.
The convention side-stepped by send
ing an uninstructed delegation. In "Ne
braska, Mrs. Eunice Wiiber of Beatrice
was endorsed for the office of supreme
Callao was most successful. The
weather was pleasant and the flotilla
experienced no delay. The boats are
in good condition and 'all on board
well.' Many prepatations are being
Springfield, 111., March 14. The
State elect ion commission yesterday
afternoon decided that the petition of
the Anti-Saloon league, asking that the
question of licensing saloons be plac
ed on the ballot at the city election
next month, contained the legal num
ber of registered voters, and complied
with the request, it is understood tne
saloon " Interests will now ask for a
wrU of prohibition.
H ANNA'S GRANDSON MARRIES
Mark A. Hanna, Yale Student, in Jus
tice of Peace Affair.
Bridgeport, Conn., March 14. Mark
A. Hanna, son of Daniel Hanna and
grandson of the late Marcus A. Hanna,
a freshman -at Yale university, was
married to Miss Adele Pratt of El
mira,' N. -Y., last evening by Justice
of the Peace' Hull. ' :
SEIZE TURK SHIP?
Rumor of Hostile Move by Rus
siain Black Sea is Not
r Confirmed -V
. St. Petersburg, March 14. A-rumor
has reached here by- way of Vienna
that two Turkish steamers with arms
and. ammunition on board have been
seized in the Black sea by Russian
- Ty, Hasn'J Signed. , .
Augusta, Ga., March 14 Tyrus
mulgating the terms of ihe treaty of Cobb. renof ted to have sinned witfi warshins 'Xo "confirmation of the re-
arbitration agreed upon by the United f the Detroit club for 1908, today denied ,4X)rt could be had at- either the foreign ria. . state of.IllinoV. It shall bear the
states ana trance. ' . any agreement hadbeen "reached, v.. J office or the admiralty.
Dr. Borrell'fr majority . . . : . .' CI
The vole was polled in the state
camp by congressional districts,- and
when it was announced, Mrs. Minerva
Smith of Mechanlcsburg moved that
the camp ratify it and that the dele
gates from Illinois to the supreme
camp be instructed to use their influ
ence in support -of , and to" vote for the
state campls selections. : The motion
was-adopted by a rising vote, there be
ing practically no opposition,
Xot a Trade.
An allegation made during the heat
of political controversy, .which her
friends are inclined to resent, how
ever. isthat Mrs. Hawes traded off
the interests , of this city to further
her candidacy. -.. - ?;
The specific allegation is that Mrs
Hawes favored consolidation of the
beneficiary; (insurance) department of
the Royal Neighbors, now located in
this city and "employing about 30 peo
ple, with the office of the supreme re
corder, located in Peoria, in order to
secure Peoria support. , . '
As a matter of fact, the beneficiary
department is a part of the' supreme
recorder's office and legally belongs in
Peoria, which the society's charter des
ignates, as the home office "city. Every
benefit certificate issued by the benefi
ciary department in this city bears, a
Peoria -date line,- as. if issued from. the
Peoria office, and the by-laws of the
society read: 'JThe name of this so
ciety: WhalV- : be 'Royal Neighbors of
America. Its principal office shall be
In the city of, Peoria, county of Peo-
the flotilla officers.
WINS FIRST FIGHT
ON THE WEST COAST
Johnny Coulon Easily Outpoints Young
McGovern, But' Fails to Land
receiver. Dr. Susan McG. Snyder of;niade ,lere for tho entertainment of
vouucn uiurcs, one or me-society s
present supreme physicians, was en
dorsed for reelection by the Iowa state
Mrs. Irene Bent fey of Oelwein, Iowr,
one of the present members of the
board of supreme managers, retires at
I he close of her pres-cnt term, declin
ing reelection. Mrs. Bair. the Iowa
choice, will succeed her. Mrs.. Lina
M. Collins of St. Paul, who is one of
Uie present supreme managers, is con
testing with Mrs. Hawes for the office
bf supreme oracle, and, if defeated, will
retire from the management. This
will leave a vacancy for either Mr.
Childs .of Wisconsin or Mrs. Richards
of Michigan. No advice has been re
ceived regarding the action of the Kan
sas camjf. Mrs. E. A. Enright of Kan
sas City, Kan., is a member of "the
board of 'supreme managers,1 and the
action of the Kansas state camp doubt
less determines whether or not she
shall, be reelected. " - "
Los Angeles, Cal., March 14.
Johnny Coulon, bantamweight vhain-
pion of America, defeated Young Mc
Govern here last night, though under
the law no ' decision Yould . be given
and there was no knockout-owing to
McGovern's determined stalling in the
latterrounds.. Coulon was on the ag
gressive all the way and there was no
donbt of his margin. ' McGovern's
hard hitting availed nothing against
YESTERDAY IN CONGRESS
; relation of auxiliary to the Modern
Washington, March 14. Following
are In brief the proceedings of the
two houses of congress yesterday as
itaken from the official records u
In the senate yesterday spoke of exec
utive encroachments' on the legislative
power or the jrovernment . and read
freely from newspaper reoorts to .show
tnat legislation la being- mapped out In
me wiiue- nouse at conteretii'tta at
Which congressmen are not even pres
ent. The bill providing for the ship
ment 9T material intended for the Farm
ma oani in i American, ships was
passed. Senator Simmons of North Car
olina spoke jn favor of the ocean mail
shippings hilt. . At 4:40 p. m. the senate
aujournco until .MOncifty.
holms .:arryinir the- larerest appro
priation In ail its "history I22-MS0.392
the-postofflce appropriation bill j-es-
teraay passea tne nouse. This ts fl.
425.000 -more than was reported bv the
canunlttee. . Chairman - Overstreet op
posl, the proposition to Increase the
pay or letter-carriers, which was voted
Into the bill last Wednesday, hut that
action- was-confirmed. 136 to 126.' .The
appropriation for the rural delivery ser
vice, was Jncerascd $200,0u0. Following
the passage of a number of private
bills and an agreement .to take up the
pension appropriation bill . toOay. the
house at 4:3$ p. m. adjourned until to
day. . . - , - -.
FINE WILL y STICK
New York & Bermudez Asphalt
Company Must Pay Five :
Million or Appeal
Caracas. Venezuela. March 14. The
superior court of ; Venezuela today
handed down a verdict confirming tjie
judgment of . the lower eonrt" which
condemned the New York and Bermu
dez Asphalt company of New York
to- pay a fine of '$5,000,000 to the
Venezuelan government for having ex
tended assistance to the Matas revo
lution which was directed against
President Castro. The company, will
appeal to the court of'cassatlon.
Plate Glass Cheaper. V
" Pittsburg. March 14.--The announce
ment is made by the Pittsburg Plate
Glass company of an average reduc
tion of 23 per cent in the price of plate
glass. -' . , . . . . : '