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.AND A ROT
SIXTIETH YEAR. NO.
Efforts of Mediator Neill
Bring About Agree
ment. FEW DETAILS STATED
Final Conference Held at Noon
at Which Last Obstacles
( Chicago, Dec. 24. -r-"No
strike on the railroads west,
north and south of Chicago by
This was the brief announcement
piven out today at the close of a
Xnidday conference between the rail
way managers, the engineers, repre
sented by Grand Chief Stone, and
None of the details of the settle
ment was given out with the first
announcement. It was explained the
xact features of the agreement have
to be drawn up in their specific forms
and the whole signed, before the
basis on which a settlement was
reached will be given out.
RAISE OF 40 t EMS A II Y.
The settlement provides for a gen- a section of dynamited track. An SO
eral increase of wages of lit !-: per-1 foot trestle between Lona and Cone
rent, which on normal service amounts i jos has been burned and every bridge
to about 40 cents a day. jof importance for miles is in flames.
The engineers originally
rnanded an increase of 11
cent. The railroads offered
Thursday both sides made conces
sions but it was not until today the ti
r.al compromise was reached, and it
was then in compliance with an appeal
sh;n i.atk in iv.
Actual signatures to tiie agreement;
ere not -expected before late in the!
afternoon or fofnght and the termor
will not be announced until it is sign- j American who has been with the inert-
'surrecto forces has returned, bringing
ME A XS MII.MONS IX 1F.AR.
The agreement gives the engineers
cn the railroads affected a total of
pome $3,Sf9,ono annually, or approxi
nately $192 for every man in the broth
erhood. Tliri interests of the business
community -was the chief factor in i!
ciding the engineers to accept an aver- force and do battle, but it waiting rein
sge increase of ID 1-3 per cent instend rforr-ements.
of 17 per cent they had settled on. j (Jerald B'-andon, the Mexican Herald
THOi fiHT OF' siTTni(i. I correspondent, who has been with the
This is evidenced by a statement of ' federal forces and for whose safety
Grand Chief Stone, in which he declar- grave fears have ben entertained, re
writhe engineers "had in mind the suf-! 'urned here last night. He left the
fering it would entail if we struck, and ; army pursuant to a war office order
we were not bo selfish as to use it as !That no more correspondents be allow
U means of personal gain. We thought j erl with the troops. F. A. Sommerficld,
:of the country and settled. That's all." wh bas heen observing operations
'from the insurrecto side, also return-
PI.EASES EXOIXKKKS. j ed.
Rock Island engineers, talking of the nMiTO otTevtTmo rmr
P'rike settlement, this afternoon ex-j MUM Mb OlAnllNu Tint
nroccorl m u V nloaaitro Tn a man thov I ' ' '
had dreaded a different outcome of the !
negotiations. Rock Island would have
greatly in the event of a
CHEAPER COAL IS
AN XK1AS PRESENT
President Iiovett of lnion I'acific
Heeds Protest From Western
Cheyenne, Wyo.. Dec. 24. President
3ovett of the Union Tacific railroad
Pent a message from New York last
night to Rock Springs, ordering the
price of coal at the mine reduced 35
rents a ton. The order came as a
Christmas present to all coal consum
ers cn the line of the Union Pacific
In Wyoming, Colorado, and Xebraska,
and 1s the result of a vigorous pro
test against the recent increase.
DELAY CAPlfAL HEARING
Bucket Shop Prosecution Will He
Taken Up at Chicago Dec. -.
Chicago. Dec. 24. The prelimin
ary hearing of the Capital Invest
ment company, Sidraon McHie, its
reputed head, and a score of em
ployes, and William J. Lloyd, district
traffic manager of the Western Union
following the raid on the company a
week ago as an alleged bucket shop,
was yesterday postponed until Dec. 20
on request of the government attor
neys. FOUR FALL 500
FEET IN H
Eccles. W. Va., Dec. 24. Four
men met death when a bucket in
which they were descending Xo. 5
shaft In the New River collieries to
day overturned throwing them, 500
eet to the bottom of the mine.
Forecast Till 7 P. M.f Sunday
Rock Island, Davenport, Mo
lina and Vicinity.
Unsettled with snow tonight or Sun
day, warmer. The lowest temperature
tonight will be about 10 degrees above
Temperature at 7 a. m., zero. High
est yesterday, 2S Lowest last night,
Wind velocity at 7 a. m., 9 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 82; at
7 n. m., 93.
' J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 4:34, rises 7:19; moon rises
1:42 a. m.; 1 p. m., planet Mercnry at
greatest elongation east of the sun. 19
degrees 54 minutes, accounting for its I
visibility low in southwest after sun- J
set for several nights;- noon today, sun
URN THE BRIDGES
Mexican Insurrectos Effectual
ly Block Traffic on North
SEIZE PART OF TRAIN
Denied That Government Troops Are
in Danger Merely Await Re
inforcements. El Paso. Texas, "Dec. 24. A Mexico i
Northwestern passenger train which j
left here yesterday for Cacas Grandes,
running without orders, has returned j
and reports dozens of bridges burned !
below Lena station. The train was J
first stopped Co miles below Juarez by i
SKI7.F. PART OF TRA IX.
Washington. Dec. 2 4. The state
department's telegram from Ameri-
can Consul Edwards at Ciudad j
Juarez records the seizure of part of j
a northwestern incoming train by a j
band of insurgents last Thursday.
Tiie passengers were not molested. '
Such provisions and ammunition a I
v, ere taken were paid for. i
HKBKI.S SI. AY CIVILIANS.
chihuahua. Mexico, Dec. 24. An
news that the latter executed ten civil
ians ho were hostile to the revolt.
Those executed included one judge.
! While the revolutionists surround
j Navarro, the federal commander, at
. Federn iles, his situation is not prccar
(io'is. He could march out with his
Hunted Philadelphia Plant.
Philadelphia, Dec. 24. John Korne
go, a Pole, living in a lodging house at
Front and Broad streets, has surren
dered to the police, declaring that ho
had set fire to the plant of the Fried
lander Leather Remnants company
Wednesday night, and thus started th?
blaze which resulted in the killing of
13 firemen and a policeman.
Kornego said he started the flre for
revenge. He declared in broken Eng
lish that he had worked for David
Fried lander until a year ago, when he
va- discharged; that three weeks ago
he applied for another job, but was re
fused, and that after much brooding
over his rebuff made up his mind to
set the factory on fire.
FREEDOM IS GIFT FOR 100
Alabama Governor Pardons Convicts,
Including 20 "Lifers."
Montgomery, Ala., Dec. 24. The
doors of Alabama's prison yesterday
were thrown open to more than 100
convicts pardoned and paroled by Gov
ernor Comer for Christmas. Among
the number are 20 Ufa prisoners and
fully 40 convicts imprisoned for homi
cides. DETECTIVE WOUNDED, DIES
Chicago Officer Killed Alan He Was
Attempting to Arrest.
Chicago, Dec. 24. Detective Jesse
Gilman. who was shot during a revol
ver, fight in which his assailant, Gre
gori Gracl, was killed last night, died
today. The encounter followed an at-
j tempt to arrest Graci after he had fired
four shots in a quarrel with a former
employer, the owner of a laundry.
LIFE TERM GIVEN
Iouisville, Ky.. Dec. 2 4. Joseph
Wendling, convicted Dec. 3 of the mur
der of S-year-old Alma Kellner. was
today formally sentenced to the peni
tentiary for life.
l! CHRISTMAS !
feesa-sgsflislP i wtf Sl:vsJi
mxM & a zn mm.. , i ... -gn i mi i i
cvii x.. p 4 r t r 'a y ? i ' n nr i s
llinill BTJ II n UBn i-DT.,Tmir5wir, cpauauea toaay a n we. m
, 9wua Cecil S. Grace, the aviator who has!1
Dfiffr'ra ri n fin
American Sugar Refining
Company to Pay Gov
TAKEN IN DRAWBACKS
Will Make $3,000,000 Dis
gorged After Being Caught
in the Act.
New York, Dec. 21. The American
Sugar Refining company, will shortly
hand to the United States government
a check for $7o.oihi in settlement of
a further series oi customs frauds, ac
cording to the Herald today. This will
bring the total amount recovered from
this company tip to nearly $3,000,000.
RF.SI I.T OK ''DIHWmt K" FRttns,
The latest settlement is in connec
tion with the so-called "drawback, "
frauds, which have been under inves
tigation since the original customs
frauds were detected two 3'ears ago.
BRITISH AVIATOR MISSING
Xo Trace of Cecil S. Grace Since He j
Started Across Channel. j
London, Dec. 24. The search for!
Cecil Grace, the aviator, who lost his
way in a fog while attempting to re-
turn over the English channel to
ARMY AND NAVY COST ENOUGH
TO BE OF SOME SERVICE TO U. S.
fSperial Correspondence of The Atrus )
Washington, Dec. 22 If the army
and navy are wholly unprepared for
war, what have the
heads of these de
partments been do
ing with the more
each year Dy . con
gress for the express
purpose of keeping
this nation in a
state of miytary j
preparedness? This !
Is a question for
Secretary of War Dickinson particu
larly to answer, inasmuch as he ad
mits not culy that the United States is
DECEMBER 24, 1910. TWELVE PAGES.
wtthiqrgXrirm.'B: y- .
- Ioirrton, Dec. 24. It is feared that
Cecil S. Grace, the aviator who has
been missing since Thursday, when he
started on his return cross channel
flight, has fallen into the North sea
A great fleet of motor cars all night
and all day vainly searched the east
coast of Kngland, while warships just
as -vainly swept the waters with wire
less inquiry concerning the airman.
Grace was trying for the Paron de for
est prize of $20,000, offered to the Brit
ish aviator, who. In a British made
aeroplane shall cover the greatest dis
tance, including the passage of the En
glish channel, the present year.
LOOK OUT FOR THE HORNET
I. S. Xavy Will Seize lioat if Anna
Are Kniind Aboard.
Washington. Dec. 24. Officials of
! the state and navy departments have
instructed consuls and naval officers
in Central America to look out for
the Hornet as a suspected filibuster
ing vessel, if it appears off the coast
! of Honduras. If arms are found
aboard the vessel will be seized.
OAS STOVE IN
DIE OF FUMES
Kenton. Ohio, Dec. 21. Two wo
men and four men were found dead
today in two rooms in a building at
the rear of the opera house. The
clerk nf a restaurant on the first
flofr received no response to his re-
peated calls and went to the rear
room and saw four bodies lying
about the room. A fire had been
burning in a gas stove which had.no
stove pipe to it and it is supposed
the fumes of this stove killed all six
t unprepared for war, but that his army
Is not even in a condition to "repel in
vasion if attempted on our coast by
any fltEt class power."
The amount spent on the army since
1807 is $1,044.101, 1SS. This is mora
than twice as much than has been
spent in the same period for free rural
delivery, rivers and harbors, and pub
lic buildings and grounds combined.
Despite this awful mijitary cost.
Chairman Hull of the house committee
on mil'tary affairs, states In a lansuid
tone ofMoice that "if war should come,
our supply of ammunition for the field
artillery would be exhausted in one ex-
The navy, under republican admin- j
istration, has cost the people even
Trains Meet at Nevada,
Ohio, in Headon
Engineer Blamed for Disre
garding Block Signal Is
Among the Dead.
Fort Wayne, Ind., Dec. 2 4. In a
headon collision at Nevada. Ohio, to
day, between west bound passenger
train No. I . and east bound express
train No. 4 on the Pennsylvania rail
road, six persons were killed, and
half a dozen others injured, none fa
tally. The dead:
CHRISTIAN' C. CRAID, engineer.
( bARI'.Ni K C. MILLER, engin
eer. HEWITT C. BKEBK. baggageman.
GEORGE 11. HORTOX. baggage
man. WILLIAM A. DOWLER, passen
The wreck, it is reported, was
caused by the engineer of the east
bound train disregarding b.'ock sig -
RK.IIT kim.kii i KM.i.wi).
Kirkby, Stephen. England. Dec. i
more than the array. Congress
appropriated $1.12fi.21'U",0 for
navy since 1S97.
MIS MAX A.i:li;T SHOWN,
If the army and navy are in a state j
or unprepareuness. it is not due to a
lack of money voted by congress, but
to military mismanagement and stu-i
pendents extravagance and wasteful
ness. At least this is the conclusion
long ago reached by army and navy
officers who are fully cognizant of the
unbusinesslike methods used' in both
the army and navy. These officials,
however, dare not tell what they know.
If they wcbp to do so, they would be
liable to court martial.
The men who are directing the ex
(Continued on rage Ten-i
Head of Engineers
Who Won Strike
WAB&EN 8. STONE.
24. Eight passengers are dead.
I some of them burned to a crisp, ana
25 more are injured as the result!
of the wreck of the Scotch express
near Hawes Junction today.
NEEDS A BIG SUM
Auditor Figures $7,653,023 Is!
Necessary to Runt State
for 18 Months.
UP TO FIRST OF NEXT JULY
Taves of 1fOJ Will Meet the I Cequi ce
ment and There Will I5e
Springfield, 111., Dec. 24. State Audi
tor McCullough. in his annual report to
Governor Deneen. estimates that It wl;l be clung. Adulph .lerge of South Hns
! require $7.'.f)3.n2:; to meet the expenses ton. Mass.. a taken from the pilot
of the state government for the period
between Oct. 1 last and June 30, 1911.
when the new appropriations become
The taxes for 1909 will meet the re-
quircmcnts and leave a few thousand
dollars on hand, according to the audi -
Educational, charitable and penal re -
I forniatory institutions will receive most
of the amount figured as necessary to
I run the. gtate government until new
ESTIMATES IX DETAIL,
Following are the. estimates:
For elm ri talde, educational, p
n:il ;miiI ref ormat'-ry instim-
K"r pa y nf m'lnhiTP. officers,
ri! plityc.. n mi oxpctifs of
47th jrciicrnl apmllv, stato
oflicers' salaries, rlerk hire,
a ml ex prnses of exec ut i ve d.
partnu'iits. salaries of .inilprns.
state's attorneys, expenses of
supremo and appellate eourts,
printing, himlintc. paprr. sta
tionery, healing- and liRhl-
1'or balance of miscellaneous
appropriations, including as
sociations, oomm issioners of
fish, fno.l. labor, live stock,
ptihlie highway Inspectors,
free emplo ment offices, far
mers' institute. libraries,
state hoards of arbitration,
rriua ligation, health, nitninR,
pardons, and prison indus
Knr expenses of Illinois Na
tional Guard , 24.. 926
For salaries county superin
tendents of schools 12. 212
rnit;i:D ON TAX HOOK.
The auditor's report shows there is
charged on the tax books for 1000 for
state taxes $7,G90.8fil. Taxes for other
purposes charged on the books for
1900 are as follows:
For countv purposes
IMstrict and city school taxc
Road and bridge faxes
Registered bond fund taxes.
Town, district, etc.. taxes...
. 1 7.T.9 7.:.
s 1 r..i l 4 7::t
. 2), 2 1 .1.."1- s
BAI.Wt K OCT. I.
On Oct. 1 last there remained a bal
ance of all funds in the state treas
ury amounting to $4.42 t.MG. divided a-
follows: Trust funds, $315. S07; gen
eral revenue fund, $3. S37.o20. :'.." :
school fund. $271,173.
People Oppose Signing a
lVace Willi Panama.
Bogota, Colombia, Dec. 24. -Dr.
Carlos Mendoza. special emissary of
Panama to Colombia, arrived here
yesterday. Mis visit caused much
popular feeling, but there has been
no rioting. It is understood Men-
mission if to n-otiate a
i treaty of peace between Colombia
ana ranama. ine public here is op-
n"SO(' Sllc'1 a treaty.
Sweaters tor Messengers.
New York. Dec. 2 1. Clarence 11.
Mackay, president of the Postal Tele
graph company and the Commercial
Cable company, has sent a woolen
sweater as a personal Christinas gift
from him' to every messenger boy
employed by bis companies in Amer- ,
ioa. about .1.00O. This is only one ;
of ' the many ways in w hich Mr.
Mackay has evinced hi.? interest in
I tlin fnmfnrt unrl -velfnre nf I Iwica In '
t)l(, teIrKraph ami (lCoan ,.ablc b,lsii
,, lhat are unflcr hjs ,nanagement.
Big Gain Scored by Lewis.
Altoona. Pa.. Dec. 24. The returns
in the miners' election from district
No. 2. which are now complete, show
a big change from last year. National j
President T. U Iewis. who lost the
district last year by .4,00 votes, has
carried it ibis year by nearly l.ioo.
Aged 103; Dead.
Appleton, Wis.. Dee. 21. Mrs.
Anna Eehmann. aged 100 years 6
months, is dead.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Coroner Holds Dakota
Parents for Shocking
BABES GONE HALF DAY
When Found, One Dead and the
Other Dying, at the Rear
of Their Home. .
Grand Forks, X. D , Dec. 24. That
ithe 5-year-old son of Michael Ott of
Richardson. X. D., froze to death as a
; result of the paten'' neglect is the
; Verdirt retllrnerl hv the eorener'a inrv
today. A sis'er. 4 years old. who was
with the boy, will probably die of froru
Ol T Al.l. AFTKHNOOX.
The children disappeared from the
heu.se about noon, and it was evening
before tiie neighbors were called to
iie.p Fcarcji !or thtn. They wero
found at the rear of iheir home, one
I dead, and the other wtth her leg fro
j zen from the knees down and bo'h
I nmns pilot, hi t is prozf.x.
( Ithaca. X. V., Dee. 21. With hi
! hands frozen fast to the rod to which
' of the engine of an express train yes-
lerday after riding 11 miles in 40 mln-
, utrs in the teeth of an Icy wind.
His ears and hands were frozen and
be was hrough? back to life onlv bv
bard work. A few more mile would
: have meant death.
Jerge told the police that be was try-
! fng to beat his way home, and think-
j ing ihaf be could make belter tlm.
; Icrt a freight train at Geneva and
boarded tlte engine of the exprcs
William II. .Morris. Wanted for
Aurora Murder Tries to Kill
Aurora. III. Dec. 2 1 .--Wounded,
half starved and exhausted from ex
posure. William II. Morris, the al
! ;ed slayer of Estello Dumas at the
village of Montgomery, near here,
last Saturday night, was surrendered
yesterday to the police by his own
wife, who had sworn to show her
husband no mercy if she discovered
his place of hiding.
Shortly after his arrest Morris, In
the presence of three officers, made
a desperate effort to end his life by
swallowing a large quantity of bi
chloride of mercury. Medical assist
ance arrived in time, and the man
will recover. Morris is now in the
St. Charles hospital here, where he
was rushed after ; attempt at sui
cide, lie is under heavy guard and
as soon as he recovers be will bo
taken to the jail at Geneva. 111.
SCHOOL BOY RUM OVER
laeiiHii l Driver Py Deni ly for
Gunning Dntvri 4'liibl in Moline.
Walter, nod 0, pen of Peter
Stange, was run down by a Daven
port bakery wagon at Fortieth
street, Moline. yesterday afternoon,
but escaped serious injury. Waller
and some of his companion were
teasing Gust Eloctns. dtiver of tbe
wagon, and the latter directed the
horse info the crowd of boys. Eloctns
was lined $.1 for disorderly -conduct,
and paid $7 towards the injured
bov's doctor bill.
IS SENT TO THE HOSPITAL
Edward !iiy .Vol Surtfic
Edward Edwards, who was sent to
the county Jail Thursday on n
charge rf disorderly conduct. h;t?
been removed to St. Anthony's hos
pital as it is feared be will die from
the effects of delirium trfinens w b
which be is stifTerinR. lie was ar
rested Wednesday ninht while try
ing to climb a pole to escape from
snakes w hich be said were
Chicago. Dec. 2t. Former Police In-
Bpo'or Mctann, convicted r accept
,nR bribes in the west side levee dt
trict. today surrendered himself. The
mandate by the state supreme court
ordering his imprisonment destroyed
h'.s well-laid plan3 for a Christnvs
celebration at home, where several
'guetts had ben invited Next week
i he. will be taken to Juliet.