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USE FORCE ON THE GERMAN CONSUL.
British and Ainerlcnn Consnls Want
Right* of Tlieir Respective Govern
ments Itespecteil Bloody Dnttle
Foatcht Over Succession to tlie
'J Throne.
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Auckland, New~Zealand, Jan. is.—
Samoan advices just received here say
that Chief Justice Chambers, on De
cember 31, declared Malietoa Tanus to
have been elected king, in succession to
the late King Malietoa. The chief jus
tice also announced that Tamasese
^jiad been elected vice king. Chief
^Ijlataafe was disqualified. The consuls
the ynited States and Great Britain
*nnd the captains of the German war
ship" Falke and the British -war
ship Porpoise met the German consul,
Who refused to i-ecognize Malietoa
Tanus, and declined to cooperate in the 1
dispersal of the Samoans, who there- I
upon assembled in large numbers at
Mulinu armed themselves and sur
rounded the municipality. Malietoa
Tanus and Tamasese mustered about
2,000men,well armed, but supplied with
defective ammunition. The British and
American consuls endeavored to avert
hostilities, but they commenced on Jan
uary 1. Malietoa Tanus and Tamasese
fought bravely, but 500 of their follow
ers were captured. Then, disheartened
and outnumbered, the two chiefs
sought refuge on the British warship
and their followers sought protection
under the guns of the Porpoise. Ma
taafe's loss was G1 men killed and
wounded, and Maiieto Tanus lost 72 men
killed and wounded.
Apia Burned..
The foreign residents were placed
ider the protection, of a detachment of
men belonging to the British ship, and
Chief Justice Chambers and his family
went on board of her. The followers of
ssS*rMataafe looted and burned Apia, de
stroyed the plantations and pillaged
considerably in the country. The con
suls later decided to recognize Mataafe
and his chiefs as a provisional govern-
Sts
ent, pending the receipt of instruc
from the powers. Afterward Dr.
Rafael and the Gernjan consul closed
the. supreme court, declaring that the
power was vested in them. The British
and American consuls then appealed to
the captain of the British warship Por
poise, who landed a force of bluejack
ets, and Chief Justice Chambers, un
der their guard, took his seat. Mataafe
held aloof from these last develop
ments. The excitement continues.
British Warships to Go.
Wellington, N. Z., Jan. ^9. It is re
ported that, owing to the trouble at
Samoa, growing out of the election of a
successor to King Malietoa, three Brit
ish warships will proceed there and
that one American warship will start
for the islands from Honolulu.
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Philadelphia Ordered to Samoa.
Washington, Jan. 19.—The navy de
partment has prepared orders for the
}cruiser Philadelphia to proceed to
.Samoa at once to represent the United
•instates* interests there.
i^r San Diego-, Cal., Jan. 19.—The United
.States steamer Philadelphia, with Ad
.' ntical Kautz on board, arrived here
Thursday morning from Acapulco.
Ousted the German Consul.
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London, Jan. 19.—A special dispatch
•'from Auckland, N. Z.,
Bays
the British
and American consuls were compelled
to force the door® of the supreme court
at Apia, Samoa, in which the German
consul had established himself and to
push him into the street.
All partiesi at Apia, the special dis
•Jpatch continues, unite in condemning
the German consul for the fighting
which has taken place between the
rival kings. It is pointed out that. in.
violation of all agreements, the consul
accompanied Mataafa's forces when
the claimant invaded the town and en
.' couraged the opposition to' Malieota
Tanus.
1/ When the British and American con
\y aula were informed as to the situation'
they adjourned the court and locked
the building. The German consul then
demanded the keys, which were re
fused him. He then broke open the
indoors, removed the locks and replaced
them with others. lie afterwards
Jjrought the German municipal presi
dent into the chamber and the latter
S went upon the balcony and shouted to
the British and American marine* as
aembled on the square:
"I am the supreme court.' I am the
eh'ef justice."
The crowd replied with jeers and the
British consul demanded the keys of
the building, which were refused.
A Scotchman named Mackie there
upon climbed on top of the building and
hoisted the Samoan flag, while the Brit
i»h and American consuls and a sum
|»er of marines invaded the building,
forced the doors open and pushed the
German consul into the street.
Then the two consuls formally dnd
legally, according to the. sptoiuL disK
patch, opened the couift* a issued a
warning again-st any further interfer
ence wUh its jurisdiction, threatening
to arrest and imprison anyone attempt
ing to do so.
MINERS AND OPERATORS.
Joint Interstate Meeting Begins Its
Sessions at Pittsburgh—
The Attendance.
Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 19.—The joint
interstate meeting of the coal opera
tors and miners was caller) to order at
2:45 p. m. Wednesday in Carnegie hall,
Allegheny, by Alexander Dempster.
The greater part of the afternoon was
taken up with the report and discus
sion of the committee on credentials.
The report of the committee showed
the following were entitled to repre
sentation:
Illinois, operators. 5S: miners, 129. In
dlana, operators, 18 miners, 33. Ohio,
operators, 33 miners, 77. Pennsylvania,
operators, 95 miners, G6. Total operators,
204 miners, 305.
Outside of these states the following
were represented:
Alabama, 20 operators, 5 miners Arkan
sas, 20 operators, 2 miners Kansas, 20
operators, 1 miner Kentucky, 4 operators,
4 miners Indian territory, 20 operators, 2
miners Iowa, 20 operators, 4 miners Ten
nessee, 20 operators, 2 miners West Vir
ginia, 20 operators, 4 miners.
W. S. Bogle moved that the repre
sentatives from the outside states be
given a voice, but no vote in the delib
erations of the convention. M. D.
Ratchford insisted that The miners in
the newly organized states should have
all the privileges of the convention. A
vote on the motion resulted in a tie, the
miners voting in the negative. Chair
man Dempster decided the motion car
ried. The committee on rules and reg
ulations made a report, which was
adopted, although the miners voted
against it.
TO CONTROL CUBAN TOBACCO.
Syndicate of Bis Bankers Formed
—Will Take Active Hand in Pro
duction and Distribution.
New York, Jan. 19. A dispatch to
the Tribune from Havana says: Propo
sitions of American capitalists! to con
trol the Cuban tobacco production and
manufactures are talcing definite shape.
It is not yet settled whether this will be
in conjunction with an English syndi
cate or in opposition, to it. The plan
originates with some New York banks,
and includes banks in Boston, Wash
ington and other cities. The proposi
tion is to obtain control of tobacco
lands in the Vuelta Abaja of Pinar Del
Rio'district, and also of the Partido dis
trict in Havana province. These dis
tricts comprise two-thirds of the pro
duction. of the island. It tobacco-pro
ducing lands can be secured, the next
step will be to manufacture the leaf en
tirely in Cuba, enabling the prices to be
controlled, and driving imitation Ha
vana cigars out of the market.
The value of the product of theVuelta
Abaja and Partido districts is esti
mated at from $10,000,000 to $12,000,000.
In. the present scheme account. i» not
taken of the Remediosidisirict, in.Santa
Clara,-or of Santiago, comprising the
cheap prod uct. The assumption, is that
they would follow the course of the
product in the western part of the is
land.
SETTLED BY ARBITRATION.
Mine Owners and Strikers of the
North Leavenworth (Kan.) Coal
Shaft Settle Differences.
Leavenworth, Kan., Jan. 19.—The
mine owners and strikers of the North
Leavenworth shaft, where 320 men are
employed, have settled their differences
by arbitration. A proposition agreed
upon by a committee wa9 ratified
whereby the miners return to work,
and the coal sent up for a certain num
ber of days will be weighed and re
corded as the mine run. It will then
be run over lawful screens and the
shale removed and a second recording
weight made. The difference is to form
the percentage to be deducted from
mine run coal in the future.
The officers of the Home and River
side shafts have announced that they
would grant the same terms and the
strike is over.
Three Bodies Found.
Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 19.—-Three bod
ies have been found in the debris of
the burned steamer Ouachita, which
was destroyed by fire at an early hour
Thursday morning. The bodies are
charred and burned beyond all recog
nition, but are believed to be the re
mains of Mr. and Mrs. Keck, en route
from Columbus, O., to Greenville, Miss.,
and Dr. Murray, of Vicksburg. All of
the other passengers have been ac
counted for. ....
Indorses the President.
.Augusta, Me., Jan. 19. A resolu
tion indorsing the expansion policy of
the administration, and inviting Presi
dent McKinley to visit Augusta, passed
the house Thursday by a unanimous
rising vote and amid much enthusiasm
The member who moved the resolution
explained that he did so to correct any
wrong impression concerning the atti
tude of Maine that may have resulted
from the reelection of Senator Hale.
itJnit^'&fstiVk charge has
just
1cabfed',4h1?'6tate
Lord Saliwbury, the British premier,
bad haul lliai her majesty would be glad
vo receive Mr. Choate as ambassador.
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SIXTEEN PAGES A WEEK— P^RT TWO. PENISON, IOWA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 1899. VOLU.viE XXXIV KO. 6,
Opening Day of the Crawford County
Agricultural Association.
MANY FARMERS THERE.
Everything Points to a Successful Meet
ing.—Large Crowd Expected to
Hear Gov. Shaw.
THE FARMERS' MEET CAUGHT B¥ THE CARS
The members of the Crawford
Connty Agricultural Society met in
their lirst regular session at Dow City
this morning. County Supervisor G.
W. Lungley was made chairman and
callpd the meeting to order. Mr. Chas.
McIIenry was the the lirst on the pro
gram with a bass solo. This was well
rendered and received hearty applause
by all present. F. S. Stone theu gave
the opening address, and on behalf of
Dow City gave a cordial welcome to all
visitors present. Hon. Tin o. C. Blume
responded to this and gave a short out
line of the "work of the society. He
said "that Crawford county was wholly
an agricultural county. As there are
no mines or factories, the people de
pended entirely upon the soil for their
hvlihuod. An das a greater number of
the inhabitants were farmers, a society
ot'this kind would be very beneficial."
The meeting then adjourned until after
dinner.
Great' preparations have been made
by the people of Dow City far enter-
taining all who may attend the conven
tion. A large crowd is expected to
morrow to hear Gov. Shaw speak.
LEGISLATIVE DEADLOCKS.
Votes Taken itt Many States to Select
United States Senator But
No Choices Made.
Harrisburg, Pa., Jan. 19.—The second
joint assembly ballot resulted:
Quay (rep.),
Ill
Olympia, Wash., Jan. 19.—The vote
for United States senator Thursday
was as follows: Foster, 27 Wilson, 27
Humes, 21 Ankeny, 7 Lewis (dem.),
26 Allen, 1. Necessary to a choice, 57.
Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 19.—The
Serious Accident Occurs at Arion on
Wednesday Horning.
MAX MAIMED FOR LIFE.
Fred Bucher, Supposedly a Tramp, Ban
Over by a Northwestern Stock Train
and Seriously Injured. '.'(l
morning, alone tramp, in attempting
to board the rapidly moving train, slip
pod and fell beneath the cruel wheels.
He was picked up and carried to the de
pot and a surgeou summoned to dress
bis wounds.
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It was found that the wheels had
passed over his right arm and lett foot,
and th^ surgeons found them crushed
so badly that it was necessary to ampu
tate all of the toes on the left foot and
the right hand at the wrist, besides
having to dress several severe scalp
wounds. He gave his name as Fred
Bncher and his home as Zambo Falls,
Minnesota.
He was taken to the county farm
where h^is now getting along as nicely
as could be expected. It seems very
hard indeed that this young and utterly
luckless man should be so unfortunate.
Inquiries are being made for his rela
tives.
GOV. M. SHAW I
WILL SPEAK AT
Dow Citu Saturday Evening,
BEFORE THE FARHERS' INSTITUTE.
Everyone Should Go and Hear this
Great Non-Partisan Speech.
George A. Jenks (dem.),
85 John Dalzell (rep.), 17 John Stewart
(rep.), 9 Charles W. Stone (rep.), 8 George
F. Huff, (rep.), 5 Alvin Markle (rep.), 1
G. A. Grow (rep.), 1 Charles E. Rice (rep.),
2 Charles E. Smith (rep.), 1 J. P. Down
ing (rep.), 2 E. A. Xrvin (rep.), 3 Charles
Tubbs (rep.), 3.
Absentees not voting, Senators John
H. Brown (rep.) and Higgins (dem.)
Representatives T. M. Brophy (dem.),
B. W. Weaver (rep.). Necessary to a
choice, 125 votes.
Sacramento, Cal., Jan.
19.—The twen
ty-second ballot for United States sen
ator resulted in several changes.
Barnes dropped to fourth place, Bulla
taking third position. Burns received the largest retailshoe^ealers
25 votes Grant, 28 Bulla, 13.
legislature took nine ballots Thursday. Sarofina looking to Tm^achment of W.
The result of the first: King, 19 Mo
Cune, 14 Powers, 7 Cannon, 7 Al
thomas (rep.), 13 Nebeker, 1 Allen,
1 not voting, 1. On the seventh ballot
King gained 1 and McCune lost 1.
This position was maintained on the
last two ballots, when adjournment
was taken.
Bismarck, N. D., Jan. 19.—The ballot
for senator in joint session Thursday
resulted: Johnson (rep.), 30 Thomp
son (dem.), 14 Marshall (rep.), 12 Lit
tle (rep.), 8 Lamoure (rep.), 7 Mc
Cumber (rep.), 7 Hanna (rep.), 8
Cooper (rep.), 6. The assembly dis«
solved after one ballot:
President Invited to New Orleans.
Washington, Jan. 19. Gov. Foster,
of Louisiana, and Mayor Flower, of
New Orleans, called on President Mc
Kinley Thursday and invited him to at
tend the fair at New Orleans next May.
The president thanked them, but made
no definite promise.
Satis for the Philippines.
New York, Jan. 19. The transport
Grant, bound for the Philippines with
the Fourth infantry and battalion of
the Seventeenth infantry aboard, sailed
Thursday.
Ordered to Slunila.
Leavenworth, Kan., Jan. 19. The!
Twentieth Kansas infantry, ordered to
Manila via San Francisco, have re
ceived positive orders for the departure
from Fort Leavenworth, and will leave
for the west in threes sections on Satur-
l|lil*l
department that
wW'riiililW Pwrt Townsend.
Ptirt1 Towhsetid Wa&h'.i an. 19.—The
As a fast Northwestern stock freight
pulled out of Arion early Wednesdy anti-expansion resolution of Senator
Vest (Mo.). He/opposed our acquiring
the Philippines and said the noble ship
NEWSY BREVITIES.
The famed I^awson carnation sold in Bos
ton Wednesday for $30,000.
The pr&tdent has sent to the senate a
new extradition treaty between this coun
try and Brazil.
Emperor William has been decorated by
the emperor of China with the insignia of
the double dragon. I
At Kimball Station, Minn., Alfred Ol- I
sen and Olaf Alund were struck by a
Soo train and instantly killed.
The Catlln Tobacco company's plant in
St. Louis has been sold to the American
Tobacco company for about $2,500,000.
Benjamin I. Greenebaum, a prominent
building contractor of Chicago, has filed
a petition in voluntary bankruptcy in the
federal court.
The Kansas City Times in an editorial
urges the candidacy of Senator Francis
M. Cockrell for the democratic presiden
tial nomination in 1900.
The republican convention for the nom
ination of Justice of the supreme court and
regents of the university, will be held at
Jackson, Mich., March 1.
It Is said Representative S. E. Payne, of
New York, will succeed to the chairman
ship of the ways and means committee,
made vacant by the death of Mr. Dingley.
Fire Wednesday evening in the big build
ing occupied by A. J. Can\meyer, one of
rgest retail shoe dealers in New
York, caused a loss estimated variously-
from $500,000 to $750,00*.
A dispatch to the London Daily Mail from
Bucharest, Roumania, says that a pack of
wolves, emboldened by hunger, recent
ly attacked a monastery at Lopevean, in
the Moldavian mountains, and killed
A
a
friar.
A resolution has been Introduced in the
house of the general assembly of North
Norwood, judge of the superior court In the
the Twelfth judicial district, on a charge of
drunkenness. A committee will be ap
pointed to investigate the advisability of:
impeachment and report back to the house.
Named for Senator Hanna.
Cleveland, O., Jan. 19. The big
freight steamer building at the yard of
the Globe Iron Works company here
for the Cleveland Steamship company,
the stockholders of which are among
the leading vessel owners and coal and
ore shippers, will be named for Senator
M. A. Hanna. The Hanna will be 430
feet over all, 410 feet keel, 50 feet beam
and 28 feet molded depth.
Flair (or the Tenth Cavalry.
Huntsville, Ala., Jan. 19.—Brig. Gen.
Richard Comba, now in command of
Camp Forse, his independent infantry
brigade being dissolved, will remain in
command until all troops go. The citi
zens of Huntsville presented the Tenth
cavalry with a flag. T. W. Pratt made
the presentation speech, Col. S. White
sides responding.
Fire Cost Nearly Million.
British warship Peasant, Capt. Gran- Ueu^
ville Sm h, arrived here and went into
the straits for target practice. She at once
New York, Jan. 19.—The fire which
destroyed the Cammeyer building
burned until sax o'clock Thursday
morning, when it was finally extin
guished. Three-quarters of a million
dollars is the estimate of the loss.
.Nearly 600 people, of whom over 500 are
women, are temporarily thrown out of
employment.
British Columbia liars Aliens
Victoria, B. C., Jan. 19.—The act
prohibit aliens from owning placer
mines in British Columbia has finally
non
*he
act goes int0
ISSUED IN TWO PARTS—TUESDAY AND FRIDAY.
IN CONGRESS.
Senate Takes Up the Nicaragua Canal
Bill—Uoune Paae» Several
Minor Measures.
Washington, Jan. 19.—Senator Mills
(Tex.) Thursday presented a joint res
olution directing the secretary of war
to have made a survey and estimate of
cost of a channel between Texas City
and Galveston and it was adopted.
Senator Turner (Wash.) then took
the floor to address the senate on the
of state, its chart having been torn to
tatters, was now drifting whither she
would on a wild and unknown sea.
At 2:10 p. m. the Nicaragua canal bill
was taken up and Senator Allison spoke
in favor of his amendment introduced
Wednesday.
Washington, Jan. 19.—Senate bills
were passed authorizing the Arkansas
& Choctaw Railroad company to con
struct a railroad .through the Choctaw
and Chickasaw nations in Indian terri
tory, and authorizing the Georgia &
Alabama Railroad company to con
struct a bridge across the Savannah
river from the mainland to'Hutchinson
island.
Mr. Crumpacker (rep., Ind.) then
called up the contested election case of
Brown vs. Swaiilon, from the Fifth Vir
ginia district. Mr. Miers (dem., Ind.)
opposed consideration and the house
decided, 79 to 138, not to consider the
case. President James 1). Angell, of
Michigan university, was reappointed
regent of the Smithsonian institution.
A bill was passed granting a site on
the Fort Supply military reservation
to Oklahoma for an insane asylum. The
house then went into committee of the
whole on the post office appropriation
bill.
CHIEF OF POLICE SHOl
Officer Mnnnins Croir, of SomeryllK1
N. J., Receives a Fatal Wound
While Chasing a Uurglar.
New York, Jan. 19.—Chief of Police
Manning Crow, of Somervllle, N. J.,
was shot and perhaps fatally wounded
early Thursday while chasing a bur
glar. The chief was in his home when
he heard the -noise of an explosion.
Going out to investigate he learned
that t#e safe in the office of Swift &
Co.,' Chicago beef dealers, had been
blown open, with dynamite.
As Chief Crow reached the office of
the company he saw a man coming
out. The chief chased him for a block,
when the burglar suddenly stopped and
fired at Chief Crow, the bullet penetrat
ing the lungs. The burglar then ran,
pursued by the chief until the latter
fell exhausted. The burglar got away.
The thieves, of whom there were three,
did not have time to rifle the safe.
SANITATION IN HAVANA.
People of Havana Will Now Have to
Keep Their Houses Clean—Va
grants Cared For.
Havana, Jan, 19. The sanitary in
spection of Havana has begun. The
city is divided int-o 100 districts and
Cuban doctor., are assigned to each dis
trict. The people will be forced to clean
their hou«es,. and after that a corps of
plumbers will *isit each district. It
will be the first time in the history of
Havana that plumbers have been ac
quainted with the inhabitants.
The plan of gathering up vagrants
and unfortunates from the streets at
night has filled all institutions provided
for them and additional quarters must
be found.
Compromise Will Contest
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 19.—The Jour
nal Thursday said: In a few days the
$400,000 estate of Charles Grandison
Hopkins, who died in this city in Oc
tober, 1896, will be divided among
Thomas M. Barr, his confidential agent
Harriet E. Calvert, his housekeeper,
and the Hopkins heirs. A compromise
has been reached and the contest suit
brought by the relatives will be dis
missed. By the terms of the compro
mise, as by the will, Mr. Barr and Miss
Calvert will receive the bulk of the
estate.
Mustered Out.
Columbus, 0., Jan. 19.—The Fourth
Ohio volunteers were paid oft here
Thursday by Majs. Guild and Thrift, of
the United States paymaster depart
ment, and mustered out of service. It
required $120,000 to pay the troops. A
precedent is established which is ex
pected to prevent trouble when the
Second, Sixth, Ninth and Tenth Ohio
volunteers are mustered out. The
claim of the state against the govern
ment for expensesin raising troops will
be fought over
lateT.
Rico.
The Fourth Ohio
saw service and was under
fire
in Porto
Dank Cashier Convicted.
Omaha, Neb., Jan. 19.—Frank M. Dor
sey, formerly cashier of the failed First
I national bank of Ponea, Neb., was
found guilty in the federal court Thurs-
found
it to
da'
°n-^ ^Wtft^harging
aoer- W.a^Jl©-Asb»e AfflWtlP t0:4hflS0inptT0l- pjj' 'jjeyjyjids (retired)- isicritically
ler,,^.misappropriation ofthe'-' babk'^
funds and other irregularities. He is
brother of ex-Congressman George
W. O Dorsey. who was president of the
1 and wus
Bails shortly for Seattle. I i-oinplieit.Y in tlji* failure. Ue is 77 years
n-led and acquitted of
Crew of Twenty-Three Men Takes
from the Sinking Steamer
Glendower.
1
TIMELY HELP SAVES ALL THE SAILORS.
Left Philadelphia December 27—Ex
perienced Bad Weather, Pumps
Wouldn't Work and She Filled'
with Water—Unknown Schooner
Wrecked-Oil l'olnt Ileyes.
New York, Jan. 19. The Atlantic
transport line steamer Menominee,
which arrived Thursday from London,.
brought to port Capt. Honeyman andi
22 members of the crew of the Britisihr:
tramp steamer Glendower, which wasrsi ,,
abandoned at sea in a sinking condition:-:
on the 12th of January in latitude 49.8Sr
longitude 31.37, while on the voyage
from Philadelphia for Sligo with a car
go of maize. The Glendower left Phila
delphia December 27, clearingthe capes:
of the Delaware on the 28th. Shortly
afterward the Glendower experienced
bad weather, the wind coming out from .,
the west and shifting to the northwest
with a very heavy sea. On January 2
the storm increased and blew with,
great fury, and enormous seas boarded
the vessel, during which Peter West,
aDie seaman, was washed overboard and
lost. On the 7th the steamer dipped her
stern when an enormous wave broke
over her, washing everything before it.
The steamer filled rapidly. Every ef
fort was made by the crew to clear the
vessel, but without success. The pumps
became choked with cargo. Fortunate
ly on January 12 the Atlantic transport
line steamer Menominee hove in sight
and rescued the entire crew, consisting
of 23 men and their Scoteh collie dog,
and brought them to port.
Schooner and Crew Lost-
San Francisco, Jan. 19. From re
ports brought in by the1 steam collier
Wyefield, Capt. Cartmer, some un
known schooner has gone to pieces oft
Point Reyes and the probability is that
all hands were lost, as the wreck has
not "peen reported.
MAKES ITS REPORT.
Cnbnn Evacuation Commission Dis
solved—No Reference Made to Fu
ture Government of the Island.
Washington, Jan. 19. The Cuban
evacuation commission was dissolved
Thursday and its members submitted
to the president, secretary of state and
the secretary of war a report on their
labors. The report makes no reference
to the future government of the is
lands and embodies no political recom
mendations! whatsoever consisting
practically of a record of its proceed
ings with the voluminous correspond
ence passing mainly between it, the
Spanish commission and the adminis
tration at Washington. Secretary Alger
and the president warmly congratu
lated the commission on its successful
and expeditious work. v.
A. J. Ulackwell Dead.
David, O. T„ Jan. 19. Col. A. J.
Blackwell is dead at his home here. He
has been identified with many of the
large land and railroad deals affecting
Oklahoma and has led a very eventful
life. He married a rich Cherokee girl,
and he and his wife once saved the town
of David from an Indian massacre. He
was a figure in the Joplin (Mo.) minesiu
early days, and was years ago sent to
the Detroit penitentiary for ten year*
for counterfeiting. His trial was most
sensational.
Elect Officers.
Milwaukee, Jan. 19.—The second day
of the Northwestern Electrical conven
tion came together Thursday morning
in the Pfister hotel. The following of
ficers were elected: H. L. Doherty,
Madison, Wis., president J. H. Hard
ing, La Porte, Ind., first vice president
G. B. Livermore, Winona, Minn., second
vice president J. H. Mercein^ Milwau
kee, Wis., secretary Col. W. W. Bean,
St. Joseph, Mich. J. H. Culver, Decatur,
111., and George Innes, Eagle Grove, di
rectors.
Wemt Virginia Legislature.'
Charleston, W. Va., Jan. 19.—The gov
ernor recognized the house organiza
tion Thursday by sending his message
to that body. The message was sent to
the senate over a week ago. The senate
adjourned as usual immediately after
the reading of the journal and the
house is occupied with routine business.
Locked Out.
Hazelton, Pa., Jan. 19.—On account
of a threatened strike of the carpenter
force at the Honey brook colliery, of the
I Lehigh and Willcesbarre Coal company,
because of a wage disagreement, all the
works at Audenried and Honey brook
were shut down Thursday, throwing"
2,500 men out of employment-.
guilty lfl the teileral court-Ihurs- Mp4, Reynolds Critically 111.
vnolds of
noi,3Si Qf
iq.4vilaj.Gen.Jos-
ill here as the result of 'astroke'• of
paralysis and is not expected- to -live.'
Mrs. Reynolds and his sons,Capt. AlTredi--'
the army, and Lieut. Rey
na\y, are in attendance,
old. ..
the

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