E. B. THAYER, Publisher.
WAUSAU, - - WISCONSIN.
MUTINY AT CANTON, 0.
PRISONER IN WORKHOUSE KILLS
Me Also Wounds a Guard and IfeHim
* >elf Shot—Order Kestored with Aid
of Local Police—Love Impels to Queer
Foreman George Jacobs was killed
and Guard Homer Stone wu dangerous
ly shot at the Starke County workhouse,
Canton. Ohio, by a prisoner who had ob
tained a revolver arid opened lire on the
guards. The prisoner with the revolver
was Charles Gigante, a voting man. re
cently sent tip from Canton for driving a
horse to death. He pulled the revolver
out of the pocket of anew guard who
was passing through the workshop and
shot George Jacobs, formerly a guard,
■but at the time foreman for the company
having the contract or prison labor.
Ja cobs died instantly. Gigante then tired
at Homer Stone, struck him twice and
inflicted wounds from which the man
probably will die. Guards fired at Gi
gn’Me and there is not much chance of
lie, recovery. There was great excite
ment among the prisoners, but with the
aid of flie local police order was restored
and none escaped.
WOULD WRECK TRAIN FOR LOVE.
Oklahoma .Man Tries Htiange Plan to
Get Wedding Funds.
In order that he might have sufficient
money to wed the girl he loved Willard
S. Tillibridge, it is said, attempted *o
wreck a Santa Fe train on the Eastern
Oklahoma line near IVrkins, Ok. He
wrote letters to the Santi Fe company
after setting tire to two bridges over the
Clminanin liver that if $1 <IOO was drop
ped from a handcar on a certain day be
tween the Santa Fe rails no further dis
aster would result to the toad from him.
He was engaged to marry Miss Ella
Uiarcy of Bartletsville, I. TANARUS., he admit
ted in his confession, but she postponed
the wedding until he should have enough
money for housekeeping purposes.
League Base-Bat I Race.
Following is the standing of the clubs
of the National Baseball League:
W. L. VV. li.
Pittsburg .. ,2-T C Cincinnati ...11 18
Chicago ....IT !• Brooklyn ....11 18
New York.. .15 1-Philadelphia. 10 17
Boston 11 14 St. L.uis... . y 10
'Die clubs of the American League
stand as follows:
W. L. W. L.
Chicago 13 8 St. I.mis 11 U
Detroit .....13 8 Baltimore ...10 13
Philadelphia 13 1< Washington. 10 14
Boston 13 10 Cleveland ... 0 18
Murdered bjr ‘‘Crup ,; Players.
On returning to his home in Nor. Yore
with news for his wife and six children
of success in finding employment aftei
two months’ idleness. Thomas Kilty
found three Italians shooting "craps” in
front of his house. He kicked i’ue dice
into the street. 'The Italians drew knives
and revolvers and in a moment Kilty lay
dead ou the stairway.
Rothschild Retires from Chicago Store
A. M. Rothschild sold h * entire hold
ings in the firm of A. M. Rothschild &
<3o. in Chicago on the seventh anniver
sary of the founding of the big depart
ment store. Nelson Morris, who has
been a large stockholder from the begin
ning. purchased Mr. Rothschild's hold
Lehman Giveti Two Years in Prison.
The jury in the case of Julius Leh
mann. on trial for perjury in connection
with the St. latuis “boodle’ scandal, re
turned a verdict of guilty and fixed iiis
punishment at two years in the peniten
Flumes Sweep Over Lisbon.
The lower part of Lisbon, Portugal,
has Ixvu partly destroyed by tire. The
municipal petroleum store; are burned
and the garrison has turned out to assist
iu checking the fire. The losses are in
Gift to Railroud Y. M. C. A.
President Ripley of the Santa Fe has
offered the railroad Y. M. C. A. of To
peka. Kan.. $20,000 for anew building.
He stipulates that the association secure
a site and SIO,OOO. The proposition has
Ten Arc Indicted at Toledo.
'Hie grand jury impanelled several
weeks ago in Toledo, Ohio, and charged
by Judge Kinkude to investigate the ru
mors of bribery and official dereliction,
made a partial report. Ten indictments
were found against officials.
President Addresses Presbyteriun*.
President Roosevelt, in address to
Presbyterian General Assembly de
nounced citizens who stay at home and
criticise men who are reclaiming savage
Tries Peculiar Mode of Suicide.
George Shirley of Pittsburg, under rc
straiut at laniisville. attempted to com
mit suicide by driving an eighty-penny
nail into his head.
Murderer Gets Eight Years.
Joseph Boucher was found guilty of
manslaughter at Springview. Neb., for
killing John Belleisle nud was sentenced
to the penitentiary for eight years.
Increase in Chicano’o Population.
Chicago's population, us estimated from
city directory compilers, will reach 2.14!*.-
000 for 1902, an increase of about 140,-
000 over 11kg*.
Florence Burns Set Free.
The .v-rdict at the inquest on Walter
Brooks, who was shot at the Glen Island
Hotel Feb. 14. was returned in New
York as death at the hand* of a person
or persons unknown. Foster M. Backus,
counsel for Florence Burns broke down
and wept on hearing the verdict.
Bov Shoot* (iff llis Head.
Charles Middleton, aged 14, of Marine.
Mo., blew off the top of his head with a
shotgun. Rheumatism baT caused the
boy the most intense |a:u for mouths
Kastman Form* Kodak Combination.
The largest combination oi photograph
ic supply interests ever effected has just
been consummated by George La- mau.
the kodak manufacturer of Rochester,
N. Y. The factories involved are the
largest in the world, including the Ham
mer. Seed and Stanley concerns, besides
the big Eastman dry plate works.
Hoar to Go on Suprtm : Bench.
It is said iu Boston on the best aothcr
i*r that Samuel Hoar of CVioord, Mass.,
a Boston lawyer of wide repute, has been
tendered by President Roosevelt the po
m: on on t'le lrtc i S ales Supreme
tsnch now occupied by Justice Horace
Niece of McKinley tc Wed.
Cards sent to immediate relatives an
nounce the- coaling marria re of M:s<
Sarah Duncan of Cleveland, niece of
President McKinley, who n fused to live
at the White House and be the belle of
Washington society when aged to do so
by her illustrious uncle and aunt.
Many Killed by Hnr^ic.tiie.
Loss of from 100 to 200 ires and de
struction of much property t vaulted from
a hurricane, which swept t .ireugh large
part of southern aad western Texas. The
town of Goliad was pracrically destroy
ed, seventy-four persons being kUieil
there and 200 injured.
CRAZED YOUTH KILLS SIX.
Florida Man Shoots 13-Year-Old Girl
and Four Other Persons.
Crazed by his infatuation for little
Abitha McCullough, a 13-year-old girl,
William Austin, a young man, killed the
gi'd and four other persons and then
committed suicide in a lonely farm
house of William Wiikinsoa, near Hast
ings. Fla. The crime was discovered
by John Keller, who found six corpses
scarcely cold, and but one living witness
to the tragedy—a helpless infapt. Aus
tin had been madly infatuated with the
McCullough girl and it is said he killed
the entire family because his advances
were rejected and his desire to marry
the girl was opposed. He went to the
AN ilkinson house the other night and pro
posed marriage to Abitha McCullough.
He was rejected, and vowing he would
marry her, he hurried to St. Augustine
and procured a marriage license. He
went to church the following night and
told every one he met that he was to be
married that night. About 3 o’clock in
the morning several pistol shots were
heard, but no one went to investigate un
til the next morning, when Wilkinson
failed to appear at a neighbor's house,
where he was engaged in harvesting a
crop. John Kellar, a farm hand who
was sent to Wilkinson’s house, found the
whole family murdered and Austin with
a bullet hole in his breast aud the re
volver clutched in his hand.
BOTH TO THE ROCK ISLAND.
Rnmor Sells Kansas City Southern and
Arkansas and Choctaw.
Control of the Kansas City Southern,
running from Kansas City to the Gulf of
Mexico, has been acquired by the Moores
and John W. Gates for the Rock Island
road by the purchase of the Dutch stock.
The same interests have probably acquir
ed the Arkansas nnd Choctaw, which has
changed hands, but the name of the pur
chaser has not been divulged. The Kan
sas City Southern voting trust has three
years more to run. but there has always
been a serious question as to its legal
ity, and it is supposed that with the Rock
Island holding the majority of stock
there will be no question that the prop
erty will be turned over to it at once
President Knott said that he knew noth
ing of the deal. Announcement of the
sale of the Arkansas and Choctaw is
made on the authority of a large holder
of stock, who declined to say who w-as
the purchaser. John Scullin of St. Louis
is president of the road.
WATERSPOUT IN MINNESOTA.
hour Persons Drowned and One Killed
News has come from Preston, Minn.,
that a waterspout struck a few miles
from there, deluging the country for
miles around and causing the death by
drowning of four people and the death
of another by being struck by lightning,
besides a great property loss. Aid. Con
key was the man killed by the lightning.
According to the reports eight feet of
water swept over the town, moving eight
or ten houses, fifteen to twenty feet
from where they originally stood. The
Milwaukee road’s tracks were washed
out for four miles out of town, the depot
twisted around by the water. Reports
have come ip from the western part of
the county that this was one of the worst
storms ever witnessed in the county. On
the level prairie in the township of York
it was reported that many farmers lost
a great deal of stock, and near Granger
about twenty buildings were demolished.
FIRE IN CHICAGO STOCK YARDS.
Half of Armonr'ii Lard Refinery Burns
—Seven Person* ltadly Injured.
Over thirty persons were hurt, seven
of them probably fatally, in the collapse
of a hog runway at the Chicago stock
yards, from which 2,000 spectators were
watching the destruction by tire of Ar
mour 5c Co.’s new lard refinery, which
entailed a loss of $500,000. Insurance
fully covers the less. The blaze furnish
ed the firemen one of the hardest battles
they have been called upon to fight in
years, and many were the narrow es
capes they had from falling walls aud
showers of melted lard, which came from
every direction. The lard house was built
about three months ago and was consid
ered the finest of Us kind in the country.
The west half of the structure, five
stories in height and 300 feet iu length,
was iu rums in less than an hour.
HITS IOWA PROHIBITION LAW.
State Supreme Court Decision May
Nulify Temperance Act.
The lowa Supreme Court has decided
that agents for liquor concerns iu other
States can legally sell liquor in that
State. The effect of the decision is fear
ed by temperance people. The opinion
prevails that it will result in flooding ev
ery community in the State with liquor
shipped in on cash or delivery orders and
that the prohibitory law, which is in
actual effect in more than half the coun
ties of the State, will be absolutely nulli
Serious Rioting at Kingston.
A riot occurred at Kiugston, Jamaica,
between soldiers and civilians, in which
twenty of the populace were wounded.
Parties of soldiers from the AVest Indian
colored regiment made a sortie from the
camp and attacked people in the streets
with razors lashed to sticks. The civil
ians usihl nail-studded clubs. Numbers
ou both sides were injured.
Gasoline Tank Blow* Up.
One man is reported dead and eight in
jured as a result of the explosion of a
tank of gasoline at I*oß Winnebago street,
Pittsburg. The injured were ail badly
burned and several are in a serious con
dition. 'The cause of the explosion is not
Carrie Get* Thirty Day*.
Mrs. Carrie Nation has been sentenc
ed to thirty days iu prison and to pay a
SIOO flue by Judge Hazen in the District
Court at Topeka. Kan., for smashing
bar fixtures. She will not appeal the
case, and has gone to jail.
k ’>-an Republic Born.
The republic of Cuba is born. At noon
Tuesday the flag of the new republic in
the family of nations was hoisted amid
enthusiastic cheers from Cuban patriots
who have fought for years for what has
finally been given them.
Servian Cabinet Resign*.
King Alexander has accepted the resig
nations of the Servian cabinet. M. Pus
sies. formerly a Radical, has bet'll in
trusted with the formation of anew min
Locusts Have Appeared.
Large numbers of 17-year locusts hare
made the:r appearance in Washington,
ami reports of similar visitation have
reached the Department of Agriculture
from Altoona. Pa., and Nashville, Tenn.
Plot Against Alfonso’* Life.
Gabriel Lope* and fifteen other an
archists arrested at Madrid confessed a
plot to kill King Alfonso at coronation.
Nine dvr.an :e cartridges were found in
Explosion in Coat Mine.
The Fraterville aud Thistle coal mines
at Coal Creek, Teen., exploded. Only
one man escaped, he being blown out of
the mine. About 21*0 men were at work
in the mines.
Lovers Commit Snicide.
Anton Regier and Hannah Kickel. wh.,
left a note stating they were too poor
to get married, committed suicide to
gether at St. Louts by taking carbolic
Five Kilted ami Six Hurt.
In a e ...-.on on the Burlington’s Bil
lings line, near Hyannis. Neb., let ween
the Portland St. L a:s flyer and at. extra
stock traiu, five m, a were killed and six
Doubles Tax on Car Line*.
The Omaha City Council completed its
sittings as a reconvened board of equal
isation to cons dcr complaints, against
public service corporations. It increased
the valuation of the Omaha Street Rail
way. from $550,000 to $1,300,000. This
brings the total of increased assessment
against the corporations to $1.523,HK1
and will increase the city’s tax receipts
by about $50,000.
PRESENT OUTLOOK IN CHINA.
Agent of the American Bible Society
Snbmits j Report.
Rev. John R. Hyues, I*. D., agent of
the American Bib*c Society in Shanghai,
China, has submitted a report to the
society on conditions and the outlook iu
China. I *r. Hykes says the question of a
recurrence of the recent troubles in
Chiua depends on whether the govern
ment of the empire wants another out
break. If it doe* the uprising will take
place aud in the manner prescribed, ac
cording to l)r. Hykes. Asa result of an
edict directing that the nous of Manchus
and Mongois shall lie chosen to go
abroad and study, there has been an uu
heardof demand for fordign books, -crije
tores included. One government college
has applied for a grant c f fifty Bibles
for the use of its students aad old schol
ars are scattered over the worm : u the
government service in the capacity of
translators, interpreters and teacher* of
English. "One of the signs of the
times.” says Dr. Hykes, “is a remarkable
movement on the part of some of the
highest officials in the laud to make a re
trauslation or revision of the Bible with
the view of putting it into what they
consider a more worthy literary form,
and this work * 8 now in progress with
imperial sanction. The officials hope thus
to acquaint the official class with the con
tents of tiie Bible aud remove their pre
judice against it and thereby against
Christians and Christianity.”
GIRL’S RIDE AVERTS WRECK.
Mia* Peden of Montana Prevent* Train
Kashins’ on Burning Bridge.
'The heroic action of Miss Peden, aged
15, who made a thrilling ride to Miles
City, Mont., to warn the railroad agent
that the bridge four miles east of Mi’-s
City was on fire, saved the west-boi- id
Northern Pacific train from being wreck
ed. She was riding in the vicinity of
the bridge, which is nearly 100 feet long,
when she discovered it was on fire. She
determined to avert a calamity and rode
for life to Miles City. The agent stop
ped the train. Miss Peden is an accom
plished equestrienne, having won numer
ous races at Miles City. AVhen she.found
the bridge burning she urged the horse
to top speed and kept up the pace every
foot of the way to Miles City. AA’hen the
town was reached she threw herself
from her panting steed and dashed into
the station with a cry of joy to learn
that she had arrived in time. The traiu
was heid four hours till the bridge could
WATERSPOUT HITS CINCINNATI.
Six Lives Are Lost ami Proserty Is
Death aud destruction mark the pro
gress of a waterspout, which descended
upon Cincinnati and the surrounding
country Tuesday. It came from the hills
back of Covington, Ky., rushing down in
a column twenty feet high and 100 yards
wide, sweeping all before it. Houses
were lifted from their foundations and
borne along in the resistless tide. Oue
dwelling, in which four families lived,
was carried * quarter of a mile aud two
of its occupant' lost their lives. Great
damage was caused on both sides of the
river. Although the fury of the storm
abated within half an hour the amount
of rain which fell was unprecedented aud
the wind blew sixty miles an hour. Cel
lars were filled and the sewers could hot
carry off the water. The dead numbered
six, and property was damaged to the
extent of over $2,000,000.
CONVERT BECOMES INSANE.
John Teeters, Who Joined Band of Man
Named Harris, Attempts Suicide.
'The Rev. Mr. Harris, who has been
conducting revival services at Bardyville,
Ohio, in a tent, was arrested by the sher
iff of Brown County aud taken to George
town. John Teeters, a wealthy farmer,
who was a member of Harris' band, went
violently insane. Teeters attempted to
drown himself, but was rescued before
he accomplished his purpose. He was
taken to the asylum. It is claimed that
the peculiar religion preached by Harris
drove his followers mad, consequently he
was arrested. A mob at Ellslierry would
have done Harris serious injury had not
the sheriff arrived.
Gaynor and Green Escape.
The second act of the Gaynor-Green
comedy was played when the two fttgi-'
tives were kidnaped back to Quebec by
the defense. They went by special train,
which had come all the way from Que
bec and which had been started within
an hour after Judge La Fontaine had
given his decision there to the effect that
the two men should be taken to jail.
Startling developments may follow.
Great Fall* Inundated.
One of the worst storms in the history
of Great Falls, Mont., struck the city
the other day. Three inches of rain fell
in four hours. 'The basements of many
stores were tilled with water ten feet
deep. Over 300 people were made home
less. Several miles of track of the Great
Northern Railway is washed out.
Deluding the Filipino*.
Returned army officer says Filipinos
are deluded into continuing the struggle
by the Hongkong junta, which represents
I’resider.t Roosevelt as a prisoner in ti ••
White House, menaced by Americans,
who demand independence for the aiehi
Collapse of Hardware Trust.
Officers of the Simmons Hardware
Company of St. Louis have acknowledged
that the SI2*LOOO.OOO hardware trust
was a thing of the past and that their
company had withdrawn from the com
Alphonso XIII. I* Crowned.
Alfonso XIII.. attaiuiug his majority,
has become King of Spain in fact as well
as in name. When he had taken lis oath
to uphold the constitution. hi iQother.
the queen regent, kissed his extended
hand in tok u of allegiance.
Hobson Gets a Job.
Naval Constructor Richmond P. Hob
sou is reported to have been appointed
superintending constructor in the ship
yard of Lewis Nixon at Elizabethport.
N. J. Four government vessels are l>e
ing con struct ed at the yards.
Dog’s Death Cause* Suicide.
Because her pet dog died Mrs. Eliza
beth Slawson. 65 years old. committed
suicide by cutting her throat with a razor
in Albany. X. Y. The dog had been the
woman's pe't for many years.
Emperor William May Come.
Emperor William may come to Amer
ica to unveil a statue of Frederick the
Great to be erected in Washington as
his gift to this country and as a token
of international amity.
Device to Cool Rooms in Summer.
Prof. Willis L. Moore has asked a pat
ent on a cooling machine by which he
says living rooms may be kept at 72 de
grees in the hottest weather.
Bomb in Emperor's Train.
A bomb was discovered in apartment
of tram occupied by Emperor F ranch.
Joseph shortly before his departure from
Vienna for Budapest.
Bace Riot Near Atlanta.
Four white men nd four negroes were
killed, five white men wounded and a
block of houses burned in a race riot at
Pittsburg, a suburb of Atlanta. Ga.
Toombs to Be Hanged.
Louis J. Toombs, who murdered Carrie
Larsen in the cabin of the steamer Peer*
less in the Chicago river, was sentenced
by Judge Brentano to be banged June 13.
Killed in a Runaway.
In Cleveland Miss Elizabeth Stnren
was thrown from a carriage in a run
away accident anJ probably fatally in
jured, her skull being fractured.
ALFONSO NOW KING.
YOUTH PROCLAIMED RULER OF
For the First Time in Sixteen Ytar
the Castilian Nation Has a Man
at Its Head Gala Day in Old
For the first time in more than six
teen years the proud but decadent Cas
tilian nation has a king. Amid shouts
of acclaim from the throats of thousands
of his subjects Alfouso XIII.. the only
boy monarch of the present time in the
civilized world, Saturday was given hi*
scepter and has ascended the throne.
The young King's mother, who since her
husband's death, several months before
Alfonso's birth, has ruled with fortitude
and ability the Spanish monarchy, and
at the same time reared for its new
head, retires from the glories of queen
hood, of which no doubt she tired long
Bgo, looking forward to the day on which
her first-born child should be crowned.
Being of the age of majority—l 6 year*
—the child trained from his birth to be a
monarch has been launched upon his ca
reer. and not alone his subjects but the
people of all other countries have turned
their eyes on him to see what he will
do. The boy king now has full control
over his sorely tried kingdom, relieving
a heroic woman from the cares of state
which many a stronger man would have
abandoned years ago.
The day of coronation has been the
grandest day Spain lias seen in many
years. 'The events which had been car-
STAIN'S YOUNG RULER.
Tied out during the week of celebration
closed fittingly with the greatest of pa
geants. Madrid was tilled with an im
mense crowd of visitors from all parts
of Spain and the world. Just as in Lon
don, where members of the aristocracy
vie with one anoth' in attempting to
make the most e' r ,e opportunity, the
grandees ,f c ' on mis occasion en
deavored '• maintain their reputation
Throughout the proceedings the queen
mother, who for the last sixteen years
lias been unremitting in her care and at
tention to this boy. remained t his side.
She, too, was acclaimed in the streets of
the capital during the procession to aud
from the Cortes, for the queen Las won
the hearts of the Spaniards, who a first
were inclined to look upon her with dis
All Eyes on Alfonso,
Will Alfonso be a good king? Will he
be strong enough to combat the thou
sand and oue discordant elements that
harass Spain? Will he be a master or
merely a titular sovereign? Will he be
able to cope with the intrigue that has
paralyzed the activities of his country
for many years? In short, will he be
king in fact as well as in name? These
are questions which are uppermost in
the minds not only of Spaniards but
of responsible statesmen throughout Eu
rope. Some affect to have discovered in
him the weaknesses of his father, who
EX-QUEEN REGENT CHRISTINA.
was not strong enough to fight the royal
tattle. Others, and among them are some
of the shrewdest men iii Spain, feel cer
tain that he will do what he has sworn
and uphold the honor of Spain against
all the world; that he will sacrifice his
life for the service and protection of his
country and his people, and that nothing
will cause him to swerve from the path
Alfonso considered the Cuban war a
mistake. He has his own ideas on the
management of his army and no doubt
will make an attempt at a dean sweep
as soon as he is old enough or when he
finds himself firmly in the saddle. Then
will come the test of kingship—the strug
gle between inalienable custom and mod
ernity, the tug of war between the sov
ereign and his proud, never-changing
MINE BLAST KILLS 150.
Terrible Result of an Exploaion at
Coal Creek. Tenn.
The Fraterville and Thist]*- coal mines
at Coal Creek. Tenn.. exploded Monday
morning. Only one n. escaped, he be
ing blown out of the m.ne. About 300
men were at work in the mines. Flames
issued from mouths and vent holes.
The Fraterville mine is in Anderson
County. Tennessee. This is the oldest
mine in the Coal Creek district, having
been opened in 1870. A large area has
been developed and worked in it. The
Coal Creek coal seam is struck by this
mine, the hard and tenacious top averag
ing four and a half feet in thickness.
Fraterville mine always had been con
sidered one of the safest in the Coal
George N. Camp, superintendent of the
Thistle mine. gaTe out an official state
ment estimating the number killed in
both mines a: 150.
Two rescuing parties were started into
the Thistle and Fraterville entrances as
soon as possible after the explosion. The
Thistle party was unable to make head
way, as the gas stifled the men almost as
soon as they entered the shaft. The Fra
terrille party went as far as the ‘ part
ing of the ways,” where a heavy fail ©f
slate was encountered, which prevented
progress into the mine until the obstacle
could be removed.
Henry O. Havemeyer has just gteen
2.000 voiarr.es to the library of the $300.’-
000 public school at Greenwich, Conn.,
encted by himself and his wife aa a
TIES IT BEEF TRUST.
FEDERAL COURT ENJOINS PACK
ERS FROM COMBINING.
-^ ea t Trust Made Subject of Temporary
Order Against Conspiracy to Control
Prices—Defendants Present No Proof
to Offset Evidence Against Them.
Ihe fir*t blow against the big packing
houses charged with maintaining a meat
trust was struck in the United States
Circuit Court at Chicago Tuesday after
noon. Judge Peter S. Grosscap, after a
hearing, granted the motion of the United
States for a temporary injunction re
straining the defendant packers from fur
ther operations under the alleged illegal
agreements “in restraint of trade and
commerce'’ complained of in the bill for
There was no resistance on the part of
the defendants to the granting of the
motion. John 8. Miller, as their general
counsel, consented to the entering of the
order as prayed by the government. At
the same time Mr. Miller stated the l>o
sitioo the packers would take in the
case. In effect the statement amounts
to a denial of the allegations of the gov
ernment and a demand for a full and
complete hearing of the case later, in
accordance with the practice of the Unit
ed States courts.
Evidence which is expected to play a
prominent part in the prosecution of the
cases was disclosed in the affidavit of D.
W. Meredith, a former employe of Ar
mour & Cos. and Swift & Cos. Meredith
gives the detaMs of alleged meetings of
the packers’ I astern agents to regulate
prices, apportion territory, and take oth
er steps to p-event unprofitable competi
tion. Mr. Meredith charges that, to force
up prices, the shipment of cattle to the
East was cheesed at different times. The
former enip oje also gives the details of
the alleged ‘'blacklist” maintained by
the packers, and declares that when a
company was lined for violation of agree
ment that the employe at fault was com
pelled to pay the tine or be discharged.
Once discharged, the affidavit alleges, the
man found it impossible to secure em
ployment from any of the "big six.”
Says They Are Nut Guilty.
In consenting t • the granting of the
restraining <>*-<ler tne eounsel for the de
fendants specifically r.tated that in view
of the fact the defendants denied all the
charges against them they could not be
harmed by an order intended to prevent
operations of which they had not been
guilty and which they did not contem
Thereupon, after an argument between
the opposing eounsel erei the wording of
the restraining order. Judge Grosscup
himself dictated an order acceptable to all
and it was entered of record in the court.
The injunction is now in full
force and effect.
In case of a violation of any of the
term.: of the order the defendants would
be subject to contempt proceedings, pun
ishable by a fine or by imprisonment or
both in the discretion of the court.
In the regular course of practice the
defendants have until July 7 to enter
their appearance and until Aug. 4 to file
an answer, demurrer, or plea. Unless
the defens • should move a dissolution of
the restraining order no developments are
expected in the case until that time.
That the defendants will seek to in
terpose a legal defense to the govern
ment's suit is regarded as assured as a
result of the preliminary hearing. That
is the opinion of Solicitor General .T. Iv.
Richards and United States Attorney S.
H. Bethea and others interested in the
DOESN’T CARE FOR A FLAG.
Carnegie Says There Is No Question of
Patriotism in Trade.
Andrew Carnegie, upon arriving in
London from New York the other day,
talked freely regarding the recent steam
ship merger and trusts.
“To combine the shipping traffic,” said
Mr. Carnegie, “is a big order. There is
free right of way on the ocean, and the
tramp steamers are always with us. The
merger may give regular daily sailings to
passengers, which would be advan
tageous. lam not in the navigation syn
dicate, having retired from business and
reformed, so I cannot advise you as to
the exact character and bearing of the
combination. But. in my opinion, the
combine is purely a matter of money
“There is no question of patriotism in
trade. It does not care a tig for a Hag.
It is dividends that count. Of course,
every citizen worth a cent wishes his
own country to be first in everything, and
a peaceful, industrial victory is the only
“Victory through war generally costs
more than it is worth. If Great Britain
continues her costly wars for shadowy as
cendency in distant parts and the United
States develops her industrial army, there
can only be one result, Great Britain
will have the shadow and the United
States the substance.”
| Religious %
News and Notes $
Pope Leo XIII. is 92 years of age.
There is talk of raising Bishop Pot
ter's sala~v. It is now $12,300.
Bishop Warne of India wants i mis
sionary superintendent for an industrial
and agricultural mission in India.
Dr. Wallis Budge, one of the first of
living Egyptologists, has nearly reedy a
history of Egypt from the earliest tunes.
The New York Baptists propose to
raise $1,000,000 for an advance move
ment. The erection of a large building
like Tremont Temple, Boston, is contem
The choirmaster of St. Clement's
Church, Brooklyn, undertook to impose
fines on the choir boys for breaches of
his rules. The boys forced him to re
Mother St. Gabriel. an Ursa line nnn
of Cleveland, is dead. She was a native
of Philadelphia, and before entering the
sisterhood was Miss Annette Me An
Pope Leo probably figures as legatee
in more wills than any other person in
the world. He was named in more than
700 wills las-t year, the legacies aggregat
ing about $600,000.
It is stated that a deficit of £O.OOO
($30,000) was reported at the foreign'
missionary anniversary of the English
Wesleyan Church. Expenditure has ex
ceeded the estimates by £3,000.
The reorganized Latter Day Saints, the
branch of Mormons of which the son of
Joseph Smith is the head, at their world
conference, voted unanimously for the
abolition of polygamy in the United
The Japan Evangelical Alliance has
i assed. by an overwhelming majority, a
- -solution a** ming its belief in the di
vinity of C*'. .-t. and declaring the Bible
to be the only perfect rule of Christian
faith and practice.
The drapery of President McKinley's
pew in the First Methodist Episcopal
Church of Canton, Ohio, was removed
the other day.
The Rev. Joseph Lofthonse of York,
in the unorganized district of Keewatin,
Canada, has been elected Bishop of the
Anglican diocese of Keewatin. which has
an area of 736.000 square miles.
A eons:double number of ministers of
other church--* have offered themselves
this year as candidates for the Wesleyan
ministry in England. The ecmndtt*" ap
pointed by the conference specially to
consider such offers has declined to rec
ommend but one, whose name is with
Thursday in the Senate was chiefly oc
cupied with debate on the Philippine bill.
The bill providing for the erection of a
union railway station in Washington and
the fortifications appropriations bill were
passed, the former by a vote of 45 to L’4.
and the latter without division after the
adoption of an amendment proposed by
Mr. Proctor, making the acceptance of
disappearing gun carriages conditional
upon tests. A conference on the agri
cultural appropriation bill was agreed ?o.
with Messrs. Proctor. Ilansbrough and
Bate as conferees. The conference re
port on the omnibus claims bili was pre
sented by Mr. Warren, the conferees be
ing unable to agree on the Selfridge board
claims. The report was agreed to. A
bill to establish an Indian agricultural
school at Wahpeton. N. If., was passed.
In the House the debate on the naval ap
propriation bill veered into the Philippine
question, and when adjournment was tak
en the measure was being read for
amendment. The Senate amendments to
the agricultural appropriation bill were
disagreed to. and the bill was sent t
conference, with Messrs. Wadsworth.
Henry Ccrn.) and Williams (Miss.) as
the House conferees.
In the Senate on Friday Mr. McLaurin
concluded his speech in opposition to the
present Philippine policy of the govern
ment. Mr. Deboe supported the pending
measure in a carefully prepared speech.
Bills were passed appropriating SIO,OOO
for the establishment of a biological sta
tion on the great lakes under the con
trol of the United States commissioner
of fish and fisheries: to prevent a fa’se
branding or marking of food and dairy
products as to the State or territory in
which they are made or produced: the bill
regulating interstate commerce in tfiKe
ly branded goods, and ninety-five private
pension bills. In the House the naval
appropriation bill again had the right
of way. but the debate chiefly binged on
the Philippines and the Schley contro
versy. The bill turning over to Porto
Rico all the pijjilic lands of the island
ceded to the United States by Spain, ex
cept sites designated by the President
within ” js year for naval and coaling
stations, lpilitary posts and other United
States purposes, were passed. After some
discussion, the bill reported by Mr. Mc-
Call from? tbe ways and means commit
tee. refunding the tax on legacies naid
under the war revenue act by religious,
charitable, art anu educational institu
tions was passed.
The Senate held no session Saturday.
The House occupied the day with discus
sion of the naval appropriation bill.
Tbe conference report on the omnibus
claims bill was adopted by the Senate
Monday. As passed by the House the
bill aggregated $213,105. The net in
crease made by the Senate was $2,029,-
252. The conference report shows the
House agreed to $1,405,393 of the
amount added by the Senate; so the
amount carried by the measure as agreed
to is $1,618,408. Mr. Dolliver spoke at
length in support of the Philippine bill.
The House passed the naval appropria
tion bill with several amendments. The
bill limiting the hours of daily service on
government work to eight hours was
passed under suspension of the rules, as
was a House joint resolution fixing Dec.
31. 1902, as the date when entries under
the mining laws of the United States
of certain lands in the Spokane (Wash.)
Indian reservation shall take effect. A
Senate bill providing for the erection of
tbe northern branch of the National
Home for Disabled Soldiers at Hot
Springs, S. D., was also passed.
The Senate devoted Tuesday to discus
sion of the Philippine question. The
usual executive session preceded adjourn
ment. In the House the conference re
port on the omnibus claims bill was
agreed to. thus passing the measure. A
bill amending the passport law was pass
ed. The remainder of the day was de
voted to private claims bills.
Before consideration of the Philippine
bill was resumed on Wednesday a reso
lution was adopted by the Senate con
gratulating the republic of Cuba on its
entry into the family of independent na
tions. and the Secretary of State "as
directed to transmit the resolution to the
president ot the new republic. Mr. Wel
lington opposed the pending Philippine
measure and said the action of the l nit
ed States in the islands was indefensi
ble. The conference report on the agri
cultural appropriation bill was agreed to.
In the House consideration of the immi
gration bill was begun. The principal
speech was by Mr. Shattuc (Ohio), chair
man of the committee on immigration.
The resolutions seating (diaries U.
Thomas from the Third Norni Carolina
District: Emmett Tompkins from the
Twelfth Ohio District, whose scat was
contested by John J. Lentz, and Confirm
ing the right of Mr. Rhea of the Ninth
Virginia District were adopted. Bills
were passed authorizing the erection of
buildings by the International committee
of the Y. M. C. A. on military reserva
tions of the United States: authorizing
the sale of a part of the Fort Niobrara
military reservation in Nebraska, and
regulating * immutation for good conduct
for United States prisoners.
The President opposes “cattle men s
bill.” which proposes to lease public do
main for grazing purposes for 2 cents an
Captain Harry Littlefield, army sur
geon in Philippines, traced origia of
beriberi to Chinese white rice, by effect
•of diet on prisoners.
The United States Supreme Court de
cided that court martial of regular offi
cers had no jurisdiction to try charges
against Captain Peter C. Denting of the
British camp at New Orleans decided
by President Roosevelt to he lawful; no
recruiting done there, and mule shipments
do not violate neutrality, though contra
Admiral Coghlan is to be second in
command on the North Atlantic station.
This station has increased in magnitude
I and importance to a point where Admiral
Iligginson. the commander-in-chief, Joels
that it would be prudent to hare a sec
ond admiral attached to the station. Ad
miral C-og'nlsn’s successor as captain of
the yard at New York will be Captain
P. F. Harrington.
H. Clay Evans, commissioner of pen
iioes. has been appointed consul general
at London to succeed William McKinley
Cubans on the eve of the inauguration
of Presidt-nt-elect Palma expressed their
gratitude to the United States for inter
vention in their struggle with Spain for
Wm. W. Thomas. United States min
ister to Sweden and Norway, presented
to the President at tbe instance of King
Oscar of Sweden, a photograph of the
latter, representing him clad in full uni
form oi high admiral of the Swedish
navy. The portrait is signed by the
King’s own bf.’ij. "Oscar.”
John Gardner Coolidge of Massachu
setts has been selected for appointment
as first secretary of legation at Pekin,
succeeding Mr. Squlers. who is to be
United State* minister to Cuba. Mr.
Coolidge is a great grandson of Thomas
Jefferson, being grandson of Mrs. Ran
dolph. Jefferson’- daughter, and -on of
He was vice-con-nl of tbe United States
at Pretoria when Adeibert Hay filled the
office ef consul.
The committee on insular affairs of
the House ordered a favorable report on
the bill to provide for a delegate to the
House of Representatives from Porte
YEAR OF DISASTERS.
PREDICTIONS OF THE PROPHETS
Nature Hus Been Busy with Her Forces
of Devastation During the Bust Five
Months A Total of Sixty Thousand
Eivet: Thought to Have Been Lout.
“One woe doth tread upon another’s
heel, so fast they follow.” Public inter
est in the recent disasters among the
West Indian Islands has hardly begun
to abate before reports tome of others
which, but fqr the exceptional magnitude
of the form V-v. would be regarded a
-in thei: fatality. The cyclone
which struck the little town of Golinc.
Texas, on Sunday not only nearly d< -
stroyed tbe place, but left in its wake
ninety dead and over one hundred injur-
d —an unusual cyclone record for a sin-
Sj'e locality. The mine explosion at Coal
Creek. Teuii., Ts the worst of the yea
over 200 men and boys being killed. Sim
ultaneously with these events comes tbt
news of a terrible hurricane which has
swept over the province of Scinde, in
British India, carrying away houses,
bruige and embankments, and washing
away miles of railroad t racks. The few
words, "many lives were lost,” arc sig
The prophets who predicted that 1902
would be a year of disasters "cr cor
rect. They have been in the liabit if
uttering these prophecies year after year
without result, but this year they nave
been verified, though but five months
have passed. If one only prophesies p: -
tiently and persistently he will assuredly
be right. Nature lias mu been so busy
with her forces of devastation for many
years past as she mis been during the
first five months of the present yea .
Volcanic eruptions and earthquakes have
destroyed 48.450 lives, storms 704. torna
does 416. cyclones 220, ti tods 333, ava
lanches 228, tidal waves 103, snowsluh s
39, and waters|K>utn 1”, a total of Ml -
505 lives destroyed by nature’s element! I
disturbances. If to tilts total were ndt -
ed the lives lost by agencies over whica
man has more or less control, such s
fires, mine disasters, explosions, railroad
accidents and vessel wrecks, it would be
increased to over 60,900, and this takes
no account of individual lives lost ii
this country, which would bring the gram)
total up to about 100,(100 lives lest in me
short period of five months.
In the presence of thi st great natural
convulsions man is powerless and prob
ably always will be. As to the ilisn
ters occasioned by human ignorance or
carelessness or neglect the despair of the
situation is that the catastrophe of to
day is a sensation for the day and to
morrow is generally forgotten. It has
its lesson, but it is not often read.
JAIL I-OR WHITECAPS.
Indiana Authorities Promise to Avenge
Kecent Out raises.
A condition bordering on anarchy has
been revealed by the investigation int i
outrages committed by whiteonps upon
unoffending citizens of Brown Count}.
Ind. An agent of the Attorney General’s
office on the ground promises full reti
bution for the atrocities committed. Clues
are being followed which "fill in all prob
ability lead to the arrest of every mem
ber of the gang, a consummation eagerly
awaited by the peaceable citizens.
The worst feature seems to be that the
best class of citizens art so cowed by
the bands thut they profess ignoranct of
the identity of the men who Compos
them, and grand juries have either relus
ed to indict through fear of personal at
tack or. having indicted them, petit juries
have refused to convict for a similar rea
son. Gov. Durbin lias determined to in-
,1 ' p s 'fV' * l,
WORK OF TIIE WHITECAPS.
voke the authority of the State in the
matter, and the investigation will cover
five or six cases which have occurred
within a year. Men have been known to
boast openly of these crimes against so
ciety, and it is estimated by tbe Ht.Tte
that twenty or thirty families have re
cently left Brown County after receiving
wbitecap notices thut a longer stay will
be followed by a whipping. Nome of
these were industrious and fairly well
Three of the six outrages which the
State's agent lias investigated were at
tended by exceptional brutality, one of
them almost resulting in the death of the
victim and another having dethroned the
reason of the wife of the man who was
so severely punished. The grand jury
indicted several men. but they apparently
established alibis and the j(iry acquitted
Work for That Number at Good Wages
in the Wheat Fields. *
Circulars which are being sent out by
David W. Blaine of Pratt County, Kan.,
declare that 20,000 men. 1.000 women
and 3.000 teams can find employment In
Kansas wheat fields, beginning in June
and continuing thirty day*. This esti
mate is based on present indications of
the wheat crop. Should something uri*e
to decrease the wheat, yield, a !e--er
number will be required, bit no matter
what the weather condition! tnay be, nor
what the diminution in the crop, there
will certainly be need for a small army
of harvesters. Persons desiring to work
in the fields are to report to the Kansas
City employment bureau, whence they
will be assigned to the farms wherever
This method was adopted ast year and
it enabled the farmers, who had before
this been hampered in their harvesting
by lack of help, to get their yield off tbe
fieids in time. Blaine originated the
idea of having a central employment bu
reau and the farmers now look to him to
furnish them with tb* iwijed harvester*
He has aeouieo a list of the farmers
throughout the grain-raising belt and
they have apprised him of how many
horses they will need. From this he has
made h : - estimate that iD.'sm men "ill
he needed and they should apply to the
State employment agency at Kansas City
for assignnfent. Wat H i ram: tig from
$1.50 to $2.50 a day are paid for eight
hours' work, with double pay for extra
Twenty-five Story Sky-Scraper.
The Boreel building in New York, in
lower Broadway, between Cedar and
Thomas streets, a.'d not far from Wall
street, has been soil for $3.'>00,000. On
its site will be ere* *ed a 25-story sky
scraper, to cost another $.1,0)0.000. Die
present building is seven, stories and ele
gantly finished up. and was the finest
building in New York wh/- 1 opened in
1878. The land, which sold for $3,000,-
000, was purchased for $121,000 in 182S
by John Jacob Ast or.
Bridget McCormick died! at Flushing,
L. 1., at tbe age of 105 years. She v.*
born in Ireland and came here in 185<b
| 1 Weather and wages eon-
New York. tinite the only seriously dis-
L • ' turblng factors in the busi
ness situation. Excessive moisture and
low temperature made the crop outlook
more uncertain, and much depends on a
continuance of prosiierity in the agricul
tural sections. On the other hand, rer
ord-bnaking distribution of pay in the
Ifittsburg region accelerated retail trade,
while resumption of woolen and other
mills addt>d largely to the active force.
Transporting lines continue to make
splendid exhibits, railway earnings tor
the first w oek of May exceeding those of
n year ago by 6.2 per cent and surpass
ing the same week’s earnings in 1999
by 19.9 por cent.
The foivgoing summary is made of the
trade situation by R. G. Dun & Co.'s
Weekly Review. Continuing the review
As indicated by weekly reports, pig iron
production attained anew record for
the month of April nt 1.503.326 tons, and
the weekly capacity of furnaces in blast
on May 1, according to the Iron Age,
was 352,0*14 tons, far surpassing all pre
vious high-water marks. Such an enor
mous production would suggest accumu
lation of supplies, but consumption easily
keeps pace, furnace stocks showing a tit
crease of about 10.000 tons during April
to much the lowest jaunt iu recent years.
With about twenty more furnaces in
course of construction or contemplated,
an annual output of 20,000,000 tons is
no longer considered remote, while tie
current yo.tr may exceed 18,000.000 tons
if no serious labor controversy or other
While it is generally agreed that there
has been much improvement in the win
ter wheat States since the opening ol
the month, prices became somewhat firm
er upon tin* publication of the official >v
port of condition on May 1. Export* for
ten months of the crop year assure the
heaviest outgo ever recorded, even if Ihe
last two months make poor exhibits. For
the past week ex|H>rts were 3.499.764
bushels, flour included, against 4.023.246
a year ago. Corn advanced on lighter
receipts ami reports of slow progress iu
Quotations continue to vary widely, ac
cording to date of delivery, and there is
less spot business owing to scanty sup
plies and to the growing tendency of coti
•iUtners to place orders for future-deliv
ery. There is now very little evidence
of buyers holding off for a break. Bails
aud structural supplies are ordered freely
for delivery next year.
Footwear manufacturers at ’be East
report an increased volume of orders
from western jobbers, but wholesalers in
the principal eastern renters arc placing
few fall contracts. Retailers are only
sending moderate duplicate orders for
summer goods, fair supplies remaining of
early purchases. Sole leather is quiet.
Hides again secured a moderate advance
in prices, both for domestic and foreign.
In the dry gmuls market there is evidence
of increas'd buying for fall and r,e\t
spring, but only small supplementary or
ders for tin- present season. Cold weath
er has retarded jobbing trade at many
joints. Domestic trade in cotton goods
is steady, with supplies in strong hands,
but exiKirt business is dull. More liberal
deliveries of woolen goods nre reported,
showing that fewer looms nre idle. The
best demand is for staple lines of men’s
wear and medium grades of fancy wool
Failures for the week numbered 228 ill
the United States, against 177 Inst year,
and 17 in C'ariudti, against 19 u year ago.
, j The most unfavorable do
' CiliCdOO. volopment of many weeks
Jin the business world oenir
| red when the strike in the Pennsylvania
coal fields was Inaugurated. In conse
quence of the strike and its attendant
possibilities n slight tinge of pessimism
lias colored the eastern reports. There
is nothing as yet, however, to occasion
fear of a set-back, and if we turn from
tliis district and view tbe industrial field
as a whole the situation is found to be
Good rains fell in the Southwest,
greatly stimulating winter wheat, and
this alone is sufficient to offset every un
favorable feature found elsewhere. It is
interesting to note that grain receipts at
Chicago last week, although light, were
the largest known this year. In Minne
apolis receipts continue very light, which
: is to be expected for a short time yet.
A considerable portion of the Northwest
acreage is still miscoded, and reports
received fully confirm the earner proph
ecy of a decrease in .wheat planting aud
an increase in corn and oats.
Retail buying increased with the ruins
in the West. Jobber* found considera
ble business for fall delivery, la the
produce lines prices liuve been easing
off, which is natural ns the season ad
vances. Meat prices hold relatively firm,
however, and material declines nre not
expected until the late summer or f ill.
The Northwest continues active in all
Chicago— Ca 1 lie, common to prime,
$4.00 to $7.35: hogs, shipping grades,
$4.25 to $7.50; sheep, fair to choice, $3.00
to $6.25; wheat. No. 2 ret!. 80c to M2e;
corn. No. 2,60 cto 61c; oats. No. 2,41 c
to 43e‘. rye. No. 2. 56c to 57c; hay, tim
othy. SIO.OO to $15.00; prairie, $5,50 to
$13.50; butter, choice creamery, 20c b<
21c: eggs. fresh. 13c to 15e; potatoes,
00c to 74c [ter bushel.
Indianapolis (’attic, shipping, $3.00 to
$7.10; hogs, choice light, $4.90 to $7.10;
sheep, common to prime, $2.50 to $5.00;
wheat, No, 2, 80 cto Hie; corn. No. 2
whtie, 63c to 04c; oats, No. 2 woite,
44c to 45c.
Nt. I*ouis Cattle, $4.50 to $7.10; hogs.
$3.00 to $7.15; sheep. $2.50 to $5.50.
wheat, S". 2, SO to Klc; corn. No. 2,
61c to 62c; oats. No. 2,42 cto 43c; rye,
No. 2. 59c to 60c.
Cincinnati—Cattle. $3.00 to $6.50; hogs.
$3.00 to $7.15; sheep, $3.25 to $5.90;
wheat, No. 2,84 cto 85c; corn, No. 2
mixed, 125 to no. outs. No. 2 mixed,
44c to 46c; rye. No. 2. 61c to 62c.
Detroit —Cattle, $2.50 to $6.30; hogs,
$3.00 to $6.85; sheep, $2.50 to $5.00.
wheat, No. 2. 87c to 88c; corn. No. .1
yellow, 63c to 64c; oat*. No. 2 white,
45c to 46< rye, 59c to 60c,
Toledo—Wheat, No. 2 mixed, 83c to
81c corn. No. 2 mixed, 00c to Ole; oats.
No. 2 mixed, 42c to 43*-; clover seed, *
Milwaukee Wheat. No. 2 northern.
76c to 77c; corn. No. 3. Ole to 63c; oats.
No. 2 white. 44<' to 45c; rye. No. 1,58 c
to 60c; barley, No. 2,72 cto 73c; pork.
T ,e*. $17.42.
New York—Cattle, $3.75 to $7.30; hogs,
-vheat, No. 2 red. 87c to 88c; corn. No. 2,
r7c to 68; oat*. No. 2 white. 50> to 61c;
butter, creamery, 21c to 22c; eggs, weat
i rn. 14c to 17c.
Buffalo —Cattle, choice shivping steers.
$3.00 to $7.15; hogs, fair to prime. $3,90
to $7.50; sheep, fair to choice, $3.25 (n
"5.75, lambs, common to choice, $4.00 to
The President summarily dismissed
John Grant, United States marshal for
the eastern district of Texas for receiv
ing a fee of $24)00 for service In secur
ing for a Beaumont, Texas, national
l ank a designation as a United State*
The British chancellor of the exchequer
lias announced tbe withdrawal of the.
extra tax >if one penny on and ecks.
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