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VOLUME 52.
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Hon. Oalvin Manning is Plain
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PAPERS NOW ON FILE
County Treasurer John H. Spry is
the Defendant.
CAS PENSION MONEY BE TAXED?
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Suit Has Grown Out of the Taxa-
I tion by ,the County Board, of Money
Held by Calvin Manning for John
I Schwabkey, an Insane Person.
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This is said to be a question that
has never before been raised in any
of the courts of this country. It will
come up for decision in district court
in Wapello county March 26, 1901. On
account of the principle envolved the
out come will be watched for with un
usual interest.
The question is to be. raised in a case
entitled "Calvin Manning, guardian of
John Schwabkey, insane, plaintiff, vs.
_John H. Spry, treasurer of Wapello
county Iowa and Wapello county,
Iowa, defendants." The amount of
money involved is $1,741.93, but this
so far as the lawyers and the pension
ers of the country are concerned, 'is
only a secondary consideration. To
the guardian and his ward it has a
deeper meaning.
Messrs Mitchell & Hunter'' and S. E.
Adler are attorneys for the plaintiff,
and the 'efendant will be represented
by the ninty attorney. It is possi
ble, so the attorneys say, that the mat
er will be carried ino the higher courts
of the country, even to the United
States supreme court. 4
Plaintiff's Representations!
The plaintiff in his petition repre
sents that on January 30,1899, Charles
P. Blake, now deceased, was duly ap
pointed by the district court of Wa
pello county as guardian of "the person
and property of the said John Schwab
key, an insane person, and that such
letters of guardianship remained in
force and effect to the time? of the
death of said C. P. Blake, which oc
curred March 23, 1897. On March 25,
the petitioner, 'Calvin Manning, was
appointed to succeed C. F. Blake as
guardian of John Schwabkey, and that
his letters of guardianship are still in
force and effect.
In the second clause of the petition
It is shown that for the year of 1900,
the assessor of the city of Ottumwa
listed and assessed as against the
plaintiff, as guardian of John Schwab
key, monies and credits to the amount
of $8,585, on which the board of super
visors levied taxes aggregating for
said year, the sum of $359.90 now
^charged against the plaintiff on the
tax books in the office of the defend
ant, John H. Spry.
Amount Involved.
The third clause of the petition is
to the effect that John H. Spry, as
treasurer, acting under pretense of
chapter 50 of the Acts of the 28th
General Assembly of Iowa, in Jan
uary 1901, listed and assessed against
such plaintiff as a tax charge against
him, sums as follows
For 1895 ....$ 374.52
For 1896 375.89
For 1897 410.95
For 1898 220,40
For 1899 360,17
Total $1,741.93
In the fourth clause it is represent
ed that the monies so assessed, being
$8,231 for 1895, etc., were and are mon
ies paid to the plaintiff as the guard
ian of John Schwabkey, and to his
predecessor, C. P. Blake, by the Unit
ed States government, as a pension
to the said Schwabkey, under the gen
eral pension laws of the United States
and for the account of physical disa
bilities received and sustained by him
while a soldier in the regular army
during the civil war and credits on
which such assessments were made
and are made, and on account of
which such levies were made, were
and are promissory notes, taken anrl
held by the plaintiff for mqney loan
ed him for the said Schwabkey. such
money having been received by plain
tiff from the United States govern
ment, on account of the pension. al
lowed his ward.
Received $72 Per Month.||pj
It is further shown that John Sch
waokey's pension was allowed March
9, 1899, and that at about that time
the theq guardian, C. P. Blake, receiv
ed as back and accrued pension for
Schwabkey,$3,752,and that afterwards
Schwabkey's pension was increased to
$14 per month, and that the said plain
tiff, Mr. Blake having departed this
life, previously, received as back and
accrued pension the sum of $11,244,
and that ever since that time he has
received for th'e said Schwabkey the
sum of $216 per quarter from the gov
ernment, on account of suqh pension.
It is also shown that during all of this
time that the said ward has been, in
sane and utterly helpless- and-that
RUINED BY ANTHRAX.
08K03H, Wis., Jan. 31.—The
farm of Anton Brotz In the town
of Winchester, has suffered a vis
itation of malignant anthrax, and
in two weeks he has lost two
horses, ten head of cattle, forty
chickens, fifteen geese, a number
of
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turk«ys
and ducks, and a flock
of sheep. Brotz moved from Wit
tenberg to Winchester and ship
ped his stock by rail, and it is
thought the cars were infected
with anthrax. The family has
been quarantined.
MRS. NATION STARTS
1 OUT WITH HATCHET
Started on Crusade Aganst Topeka
Saloons This Morning—Was
Ejected From First Saloon.
Topeka, Kan., Jan. 31.—Mrs. Carrie
Nation, armed with a brand new hat
chet started on a crusade against To
peka "joints" this morning. She call
ed on five of the best places. At the
first one visited no damage was done,
as she was ejected. The police tried
to arrest her, but a crowd of sympa
thizers prevented it.
the expense of his keeping, care, med
ical attendance have largely exceeded
any interest income, that either Mr.
Blake or Mr. Manning could have de
rived from said pension by loaning
tna same out. It is also stated that
no part of the money has been used
productively, other than being loaned
out at interest, and that the said ward
does not own any other property or
monies whatever, than that received
for him from the government pension
department.
Alleged Illegality
It is alleged in the sixth clause that
the before mentioned assessments,
and the tax levies thereon, are illegal
and utterly null and void, for under
and by virtue of the laws of the Uni
ted States and especially under and
by virtue of section 4747 of the revis
ed statutes of 1878 of the United
States, monies received as pension
money from the United States, on ac
count of disabilities received by the
pensioner while in military service of
the United States, are not subject to
assesment or taxaton in the. hands of
the pensioner. It Is especially pleaded
by the plaintiff that under the afore
said section of the revised statutes of
the United States, that he be given ab
solute immunity against the. aforesaid
assessments and' tax levies.
In another clause it is pleaded that
under the laws of Iowa, said monies
and credits are exempt from assess
ment, etc. Another reason for claim
ing exemption from the levies made
by the defendant is that they antedate
for the term of Ave years, the time
when actually made, thus rendering
them null and void, being barred by
the statute of limitations.
FRATERNAL ORDERS MEET.
Congress of Societies Urges Passage of
Uniform Insurance Laws.
Des Moines, Jan. 31.—The Iowa Fra
ternal congress held its anual con
vention here today. Representatives
of thirty orders attended. The con
vention voted to memoralize congress
and the state legislature on the pas
sage of uniform insurance laws cov
ering all kinds of insurance. The fol
lowing officers were elected tonight:
President, A. M. Potter, Red Cross,
Waverly vice president, P. A. Hawley
Knights of Maccabees, Marshalltown
secretary and treasurer, George B. Al
bert, Modern Woodmen of America,
Marshalltown.
SHIP CANAL IN INDIANA.
Legislature Considering a Bill That
Affects Chicago Interests.
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 31.—Senator
Agnew's new bill providing for the con
struction of a ship canal from Lake
Michigan, at East Chicago, to the Cal
umet river, a distance of about three
miles, was passed by the state senate
yetersday. The project, which the
bill authorizes will take $2,000,000 or
$3,000,000 and will provide for the en
trance of large lake steamers into the
canal, making the ground along its
borders of immense value for the lo
cation of factories.
ASKS $10,000 FROM BANKER.
Re-
Charles Briggs, of Calumet, Mich
.ceives Threatening Leter.
Houghton, Mich., Jan. 31.—Police
authorities at Calumet are looking for
the writer of a letter signed "E. M. D."
addressed to Charles Briggs, president
of the Merchants and Miners' bank.
A demand was made for $10,000 in
gold to be left at a designated point
on a lonely road near town, the threat
ened penalty .of refusal being the kid
naping of a member of Mr. Brigg's
family.
BIG FOUR FAIR DATE.
The Association Has Decided on Sep
tember 3-6 as the Time.
H. R. Baker, secretary of the Big
Four Fair association, at Eldon, in
forms the Courier that the association
has chosen September 3, 4, 5 and 6
as the dates for the big fair to be
given next fall.
He says that the association will
arrange to give a better fair than ever
before and that it. will greatly increase
the size of the special purses to be of
fered.
Iowa Dog Show March 2.
Cedar Rapids, Jan. 30.—The board
of control of the Cedar Rapids Kennel
club held a meeting yesterday after
noon at 4 o'clock, and after talking
ever dates for the proposed show de
cided to hold it the week beginning
March 25.
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HOT WORDS.
President of Colorado Mine
Oalls Mitchell an Autocrat
ARRAIGNED THE MINERS
Says He Would Close Every Mine Be­
longing to Colorado Fuel & Iron
Company Rather Than Submit to the
Dictations of the Union.
Denver, "Jan. 31.—President Osgood
of the Colorado Fuel & Iron company,
in his testimony before the legislative
committee which is investigating the
coal miners strike, severely arraigned
the organization and the ofticers of the
United Mine Workers. He declared
the company would sooner close every
mine than submit to the dictation of
the union that President Mitchell is
the greatest autocrat of the present
day and that the company has dis
charged employes because they joined
the union.
WANTS A NEW METHOD.
Dalzell Finds Fault With Manner of
Counting Electoral Vote.
Washington, Jan. 31.—In the house
today Dalzell, from the committee cn
rules, reported a substitute for the
senate resolution for counting the
electoral vote. Dalzell explained the
law passed in 1887, prescribing the
method in which the vote should be
counted, and declared it had not been
followed, and that the senate had
adopted the old, abrogated resolution
under which the count had been
made prior to 1887, in the house as a
substitute in the language o£ the law.
There should be no declaration, by the
presiding officer, but simply a state
ment of the vote, which the law de
clared would be sufficient. It was
adopted.
The fortification and appropriation
bill was taken up.
v.:.:'." :, Senate.
The senate resumed consideration
in the conference and reported upon
the army re-organization bill, Petti
grew addressing the senate upon it.
The senate committefe ou -fintiiice'tb
day reported a number of amend
ments to the war revenue reduction
act.
A new section relating to stock
transactions, provides that every
transaction on the board of trade ex
change and in bucket shops shall pay
a stamp tax of one cent on each $100
in value of merchandise covered and
two cents on each $100 in val
ue of stocks, bonds and other
securities covered. Rebate provisions
relating to tobacco were added and a
new section provided for the appoint
ment of a competent person to en
force th etax on legacies and distribu
tive personal property. Existing
laws relating to the tax on bills of ex
change were amended.
ST. LOUIS AGREES TO BOND.
Municipal Assembly Passes Bill Pro
viding for $5,000,000 Issue.
St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 31.—By a prac
ti-ally unanimous vote the municipal
assembly yesterday passed a bill pro
viding for the issuance of $5,000,000 of
bonds, bearing
3/4
per cent interest,
for the world's fair to be held in St.
Louis in 1903 to commemorate the
one hundredth anniversary of the
Louisiana purchase. The measure
now goes to the mayor for his signa
ture. The sum will supplement the
$5,000,000 secured on popular sub
scriptions in St. Louis and a like
amount to be appropriated by con
gresss.
EAGLE FLIES OFF WITH BABY.
Child of Four Is Rescued After a Diz
zy Journey.
Denver, Col, Jan. 31.—Tony Giovan
ni, aged 4, was seized Monday by a
large bald eagle, carried 100 feet in
to the air and afterward rescued by
his parents. The bird flew with its
burden to an island In the Platte riv
er. There the shawl around the child
caught in the bushes. By this time
a crowd, with the boy's parents in the
lead, had rushed thru the water to the
island and the eagle abandoned its
prey and flew away. The child's
shoulders bore the marks of the bird's
talons, but he was not seriously in
jured.
DAILY CROWE BULLETIN.
Joplin, Mo., Authorities Arrest Alleg
ed Cudahy Kidnaper.
Joplin, Mo., Jan. 31.—A man is un
der arrest here on suspicion that he
is Pat Crowe, wanted for kidnaping
young Cudahy, of Omaha. He was
arrested for creating a disturbance
and gave his name as Johnson. Jim
my Maloney, former chief of police in
South Omaha, who is in Joplin, has,
however, failed to recognize the pris
oner as Crowfe,
AlBchuler to Practice Law in Chicago.
Chicago, Jan. 31.—Samuel Alschul
el of Aurora, late democratic candi
date for governor, will begin the prac
tice of law in Chicago Feb. 14 with
Adolph Kraus and C. R. Holden. The
firm will be styled Kraus, Alschuler &
Holden and will have offices in the
Unity building. „.
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$85,000 Worth of Paint Burned.
Toledo, O., Jan. 31.—Fire today de
stroyed the Dolphin Paint & Color
Works and injured adjoining buildings,
The total loss is $85,000.
EMI-
BARS TOBACCO.
CHICAGO, Jan. 30.—Tobacco
was officially barred from the
rooms of students in south divin
ity hall at a meeting of the Uni
verslty of Chicago students room
ing there held last night, and as a
result three divinity students who
think it is not contrary to good
religious principles to smoke Ha
vana cigars and pipes must give
up their obnoxious habits or be
voted out of residence in the dor
mitory. Head E. A. Hanley of
the south divinity hall was order
ed by the students' council to no
tify the three trespassers of the
ultimatum of their brethren.
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GAVE OFFICER THE SLIP.
Alleged Bootlegger Shams Intoxica
tion and Gets Away From Marshal.
Burlington, Jan. 30.—Frank Smith,
a government prisoner bn his way to
Keokuk to be tried by the United
States court for bootlegging in and
about Davenport, cleverly escaped
here last night. He pretended to ue
intoxicated, and Deputy United States
Marshall Harry Fulton who was in
charge of him, left him in the waiting
room and went out to look after some
baggage. When he returned the
prisoner had disappeared, and altho
the local force has been searching for
him he is still missing.
MINERS MAKE CHANGE.
CONVICT GETS A FORTUNE.
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Left
Husband of Fayne Moore is
$500,000 by-an Uncle.
Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 30.—By the
will of the late Captain J. W. Moore,
of .this city, a wealthy vessel owner,
William A.*~F. Moopo, his nephew, who
is now serving a nineteen-year sen
tence in- Sing Sing prison, New York,
is made a rich' man. Moore is the
husband of Fayne Moore, and his trial
and conviction of having worked the
badger, game attracted wide attention.
MOSQUITO FLEET REPORTS^
En-
Touched. at the Canary Islands
route to Manila.
Washington, Jan. 30.—The navy de
partment received a cablegram today
announcing the arrival of the Mo
squito fleet, consisting of the convert
ed yacht "Frolic," and the tugs "Wam
patuclc" and "Piscataqua," at the Ca
nary Islands, enroute to Manila for
patrol duty. The department was
much alarmed as to the safety of --.e
fleet, because mechant shiping in the
same waters had suffered severely.
CIGARETTES LED TO DIVORCE.
Judge Decides Smoking to Excess is
Ground for Separation.
Oshkosh, Wis., Jan. 30.—That cigar
ette smoking to excess is good ground
for divorce is the ruling made by
Judge Burnell of the circuit court.
Mrs. Beatrice Tracey sued for separa
tion from Rolla Tracey and the prin
cipal allegation was that he was a
cigarette "fiend." The judge granted
an absolute decree of divorce.
FIRST PREACHER DEAD.
Pioneer Scandinavian Baptist Minis
ter in America1 Passes Away.
Preston, Minn., Jan. 30.—Hans Vald
er is dead at his home in Neburg, aged
86 years. He emigrated from Norway
in 1845 and settled in LaSalle county,
Illinois. He was the first Scandinav
ian Baptist minister in America.
NEWSPAPER PLANT GUTTED.
Indianapolis Sun Sustained a Fire Loss
of $30,000.
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 30.—The
plant of the Indianapolis Sun, an
evening paper in East Ohio street,
was gutted by fire yesterday. The loss
is $30,000 insurance $15,000. The
paper will be published from the office
of a morning paper.
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j". VERDI'S FUNERAL.
Musical Composer Laid to Rest Today
—Ceremony Was Simple.
Milan, Jan. 30.—The ftxneral of Ver
di took place today. All the authori
ties and a vast concourse of people
followed the bier. The' ceremony was
simple and impressive.
,'E'S BETTAH.
Duke of Cornwall Has the Measles
and is Progressing Satisfactorily.
Cowes, Jan. 30:—An official bulletin
iBSued today says the Duke of Corn
wall and York, who is suffering from
German measles, is progressing satis
factorily.
IT MAY BE JUDGE WADE.
Said He May Accept Chancellorship
of Law School.
Iowa City Jan. 30.—It is said that
Judge Wade, at present on the bench
in this district, may resign and ac
cept the chancellorship gf the St.
Louis law school.
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OTTTJMWA, "WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1901. NUMBER 92^h
A SENSATION.
Physician Arrested Charged
With Attempt to Blackmail
WIFE AND SON ARE IN IT
Said He Threatened to Expose Fam­
ily Secrets of a Leading Cincinnati
Attorney and Demanded $7,000
Price of Silence.
Be
Executive Board Will Hereafter
Composed of District Members.
Indianapolis, Jan. 29.—By the action
of the miners' convention today the
constitution of the organization was
radically changed. The executive
board at present is composed of eight
members, elected at national conven
tions, but will hereafter be composed
of one member from each district
elected by the district from which he
comes. Hereafter the Mine Workers'
Journal will be printed entirely in the
English language. This afternoon the
convention continued the considera
tion of the constitution committees'
report.
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Cincinnati, Jan. 31.—Today the Unf
ted States deputy marshal arrested
Dr. Fred B. Herman and his wife and
her son by a former marriage, Clyde
Sheehan, for the alleged attempt to
blackmail Howard Dougless, a, lead
ing attorney who is prominent in Pyth
ian elides, his wife and Dr. Crank,
their family physician. Herman has
been for twenty-five years the confiden
tial secretary and office man for Doug
less and a fellow member inthe same
castle of the Knights of Pythias. The
form of blackmail attempted is said to
have been is sending anonymous
letters to the Douglasses and Dr.
Crank demanding $7,000 for the sup
pression of alleged information which
the writers said would ruin them if
made public. The prisoners were
brought before United States Commis
sioner Adler for hearing.
LAFE YOUNG'S CURE.
Remedy for Yellow Journalism Is in
Country Newspapers.
Chicago, Jan. 31.—Members of the
Illinois Press association, who are
holding their annual meeting in this
city today, listened to an address by
Lafayette Young, of Des Moines, ed
itor of the Daily Capital, who Is a
guest of the association. Nearly one
hundred and fifty editors. and their
wives were present when President
Bentley called the meeting to order.
Young, in general, spoke on the posi
tion and influence of the country news
paper and among other recommenda
tions, advocated the establishment of
advertising agencies. He also bitter
ly condemned .yellow journalism,, and
said in the hands of the'eountry pa
pers lay the best cure. Young was
given a rising vote of thanks for the
address.
A resolution was unanimously
adopted recommending the retention
on the Illinois state board of pardons,
of Ethan H. Snively. Snively, as
legislative committeman of the asso
ciation, made several recommenda
tions in regard to needed legisla
tion affecting public printing.
Members of the association were
guests of Swift & Co. this afternoon.
Tomorrow's program will include ihe
election of officers. General Smith
D. Adkins of Freeport will undoubted
ly be elected president, as no other
candidate is being mentioned.
POOR OIL IN BIG GUSHER.
Analytical Test of Texas Well Product
Shows Low Quality.
Marietta, O., Jan. 31.—Since the
striking of the great oil gusher at
Beaumont, Texas, every oil man in the
country is anxious to know the qual
ity. The first analytical test was
completed at the local refinery last
night and shows that the oil would
not answer for lubricating fine ma
chinery but could be used in its crude
state for lubricating railroad cars and
heavy machinery. The oil is of no
value for refining purposes owing to
the absence of the light gravity dis
tillater from which illuminating oils
are obtained.
BANK PRESIDENT GETS $40,000.
Richard Delafield Now Leads All Like
Officers in America.
New York, Jan. 31.—Richard Dela
field, the president of the National
Park bank of this city, received by a
vote of the directors the largest sal
ary ever paid to a bank president in
this city, and probably in the United
States. His stipend of $25,000 was
raised to $40,000. The reason given
for the increase is that the size of the
bank has become so great that the
responsibilities of the executive head
merit a salary only $10,000 less than
that of the president of the United
States.
FOR BIG IOWA REFINERY.
One Will Be Erected in Sioux City,
Perhaps. 'v.
Sioux City. Jan. 31.—The success of
drillings on the thousands of acres of
Woodbury county lands which an Ohio
oil company of unlimited financial
backing purposes to lease to further
investigate the discovery that oil ex
ists in this county will result in a big
oil refinery being established here
The representative of the company
who was here some days ago admit
ted that this was the company's inten
tion.
MEET TO URGE STATEHOOD.
Delegates From Every County in Ok
lahoma Territory in Convention.
Guthrie, Ok., Jan. 31.—Immediate
statehood was demanded from con
gress in an enthusiastic convention
called to order here yesterday, by Sid
ney E. Cleak of Oklahoma City, chair
man of the statehood executive com
mittee. Every county in both terri
tories was well represented. The 200
or more delegates here are unanimous
for statehood at the earliest minute
possible.
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VACCINATE A CAT.
ASBURY PARK,N.J.,Jan. 31.—
Dewey, a handsome big black cat
belonging in the household of Mr.
and Mrs. E. G. Miannay, First
avenue, has been vaccinated. All
the Miannay children were vaccin
ated recently, and as cats are li
able to carry contagion it was de
cided the big cat should also be
vaccinated. The operation was
performed by Mr. Miannay and
with such success that he believes
that whatever happens to Dewey
he will never have smallpox. The
virus was inserted in Dewey's
right leg and was left to do its
work.
LEGISLATORS MUST
ACCEPT NO PASSES
Bill to That Effect Introduced in the
Illinois Legislature Received
... With Laughter.
Springfield, Jan. 31.—Representa
tive Nohe today introduced a bill pro
hibiting mmbers of the legislature
(from accepting free transpor
tation from railroads. A pro
vision fixing the penalty at
imprisonment in the peniten
tiary was received with uproarous
laughter. The bill will be made a
tpecial order on second reading for
next Wednesday.
ASK DAMAGES FOR LYNCHING.
Parents of Negro Burned by Mob Seek
Aid From Courts.
Kansas City, Jan. 31.—The parents
of Fred Alexander, the negro who was
burned at the stake by a Leavenworth,
Kas., mob on Jan. 15. were in Kansas
City yesterday seeking advice about
suing the city and county of Leaven
worth for damages and support. The
father of the dead man is a Baptist
minister. He said he was confident
that an appeal to the colored people
of the United States owuld bring forth
a popular subscription large enough
to carry the case to the highest courts
in the country.
SAFE AT LAST.
Self Inoculated Physician Captured in
Milwaukee by Police.
Milwaukee. Wis., Jan. 31.—Dr. Rod
ermund, who made the sensational es
cape from, quarantine at Appleton,.
was arrested-here last night and,,^8
now in the isolation hospital under
guard. He was followed when he
Btepped off the St. Paul train last
evening at National avenue and plac
ed -under arrest when he reached the
center of the city. A traveling man
recognized him on the train and told
the conductor. The latter telegraph
ed for the Milwaukee police to meet
the train.
RESCUED THE SAILORS.
and
Were Adrift in a Dismantled
Waterlogged Vessel.
New York.. Jan. 31.—The steamer
Barcelonia which arrived today from
Hamburg brought the captain and
fourteen seamen from the Russian
bark Cuba which was abandoned at
sea January 13 in a dismantled and
waterlogged condition. The men were
rescued only after a severe struggle
against the gale and tempestuous
seas by the Barcelona's crew.
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THREAT TO MURDER.
Change Demanded in Treasury Disci
pline on Penalty of Death.
Washington, Jan. 31.—Assistant Sec
retary of the Treasury Vanderlip yes
terday received a threatening letter,
purporting to be from a clerk in the
treasury department, and warning him
that unless he mended liis ways as a
strict disciplinarian he would meet
the fate of Auditor Morris, who was
killed in his office a few weeks ago.
Mr. Vanderlip turned the letter over
to Chief Wilkie of the secret service.
IMBECILES MAY NOT MARRY.
Bill is Introduced in Minnesota Legis
lature to Check Insanity.
St. Paul,, Minn., Jan. 31.—Senator
Chilton yesterday introduced a bill
prohibiting any man or woman, either
of whom shall be afflicted with epi
lepsy, imbecility, feeble-mindednessor
with chronic insanity, from inter-mar
rying while the woman is under 65
years of age and providing severe pen
alties.
IOWA SUPREME COURT.
Decisions Handed Down by Iowa's
Highest Tribunal.
Des Moines, Jan. 31—Carroll against
C. M. & St. P. Railway company, ap
pellant, Woodbury affirmed.
Lindt against Schlitz Brewing com
pany, appellant, Council Bluffs super
ior court reversed.
Bird against Jacobus, appellant,
Polk affirmed.
1
MAYOR WON'T SIGN BILL.
Be
St. Louis Fair Project Blocked
cause Bill Is Wrong.
St. Louis, Jan. 31.—Mayor Ziegen
hein today refused to sign the bill
passed by the municipal assembly, au
thorizing the issuance of bonds to the
amount of $5,000,000 for the world's
fair in 1903, saying it is the loosest
measur eof its kind he has ever seen.
DYNAMITE KILLS ITALIANS.
Small Keg Exploded in a Pennsylvania
Mine This Morning.
Wilkesbarre, Jan. 31.—A small keg
of dynamite exploded in the Fernwood
mine at Pittston, fatally injuring two
Italian miners.
LOVERS
FIGHT
A DUEL:
THE MINER IS THE LOSER
Cattleman Was Too Quick In the
Trigger.
WAS DONE IN TRUE WESTERN STYLE
Particulars as to Whether or Not the
Advices Say That Venezuelan Incident
Is Closed.
Willemstad, Island Curaco, Jan. 31.
—Advices received here from Vene
zuela confirm the reports of severe
fighting, probably Tuesday last, at
-Agua, Fria, in which the revolution
ists were completely defeated and
abandoned their arms and ammuni
tion. Two sons of General Acosta
were made prisoners. It is asserted
that the principal leaders of the revo
lution were subsequently made pris
oners. In Venezuelan government
_cir les- it ig considered that the' rev1)
olutioa is elided.
QUEEN'S COFFIN SOLDERED.
Was Enclosed in Outer Casket—War'
ships Assembling at Spithead.
Cowete, Jan. 31.—Prince Henry of
Prussia and staff landed at noon today
A squadron of German warships com
manded by Prince Henry reached Spit
head this morning. Foreign warships
and the British Fleet are rapidly as
suming an appearance of complete
ness. It is expected that all- of them
will be assembled this evening at
1,,
FLOWERS FOR THE QUEEN.
The President, Mrs. Garfield and Ami-'
bassador Choate Contribute.
London, Jan. 31—The United Statea
embassy sent to Windsor Castle thretf
magnificent floral pieces and wreaths
from President McKinley and Mrs.
Garfield, and a cross from Ambassador
Choate. All possible details of the
funeral ceremonies are being rehears
ed today.Thirty-three thousand sol
diers will be under arms. Three thou
sand will march in the procession and
the remainder will line the route.
WAS NOT UNANIMOUS.
Austrian Reichsrath Divided on Sym
pathizing With England.
Vienna, Jan. 21.—The newly elected
reichsrath met this morning. Presi
dent Weigel, of the lower house, re
ferred to the late Queen Victoria in
eulogistic terms and asked the depu
ties as a mark of their sympathy for
Great Britain, by rising to authoriz
ing the president to convey an ex
pression of sincere condilence to ther
house of commons. The proposal
evoked an expression of dissent in
some quarters.
MUST LAY DOWN ARMS.
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Cattleman and Miner jr-'
change Shots After Quar
rolling Over a Senorita.
Philipipne Commission Passes Act Or
ganizing Municipal'Governments./*^
Manila, Jan. 31.—An act organizing
municipal governments in the Philip,
pines was passed by the United States
commission today after the adoption
of amendments including a provision
disqualifying from voting and holding
office any person who after Aprill, is
in arms against or aiding those oppos
ing the United States authority.
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Formality of Choosing Seconds Was
Phoenix. Ariz., Jan. 31.—In a duel
between Thomas Childs, a wealthy
cattleman and Mimguel Lasado, a)
miner, at Ajo, a mine northwest oi
Phoenix, the latter was killed. Botbi
were in love with a Senorita over
whom they fought. ss
REVOLUTIONISTS BEATEN.
im
Observed Are Not Obtainable—Alfel
for Love of a Woman. 1 W
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their alotted moorings.
The Isle of Wright is fast filling
with visitors.' The coffin of Queen Vic
toria was finally soldered this morni--'?
ing and enclosed in an outer casket.
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GERMANS SEE THINGS.
Departure of British Minister Cause
for Much Speculation.
Berlin, Jan. 31.—British Ambassa
dor Lascelles has suddenly gone to
England in obedience to telepraphic
order. It is believed that the am
bassador's departure has a political
significance. t™
ROYALTY ARRIVING!
Notables Who Will Attend the Funer*
al of Victoria.
Loudon, Jan. 31.—The Crown Prince
of Sweden, Prince John George of Sax
ony, the Prince of Saxe-Altenburg,the
Prince of Waldeck-Pyramont, and the
Prince and Princess of Schaunburg
Lippe and their suites arrived thia
morning to attend the queen's funeraH
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