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THE EVENING BULLETIN VOLUME XXIII. MAYSVILLE, KY., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1903. NUMBER 15. NEW DEPARTMENT First Annual Report of Secre tary of Commerce and Labor, George B. Cortelyou. THE BRANCHES OF THE SERVICE. The Personnel of the Department on July 1, 1903,Compriscd 10.125 Employes In All. The Appropriations to Be Expended Under the Direction of the Depart- ment Amounted to $9,796,847 'Other Matters. Washington, Dec. 10. The following aro abstracts from tho lengthy first an; nual report of tho secretary of com merce and labor, Georgo B. Cortelyou: On July 1, 1903, the following offices, bureaus, divisions and branches of the public service became parts of tho de partment of commerce and labor: Light-house board, light-house estab lishment, steamboat inspection serv ice, bureau of navigation. United States shipping commissioners, nation al bureau of standards, coast and geo detic survey, commissioner general of Immigration, commissioners of immi gration, bureau of immigration, Immi gration service at largo, bureau of sta tistics, census office, department of la bor, fish commission, office of commis sioner of flsh and fisheries, bureau of foreign commerce, Alaskan fur-seal and salmon fisheries. The personnel of the department on that date comprised 10,125 employes, of which number 1,289 were on duty in Washington and 8,836 in tho coun try at large. Tho appropriations to bo oxpended under tho direction of tho de partment amounted to $9,796,847. The department Is empowered to ac quire and diffuse among tho people of tho United States useful Information on subjects connected with labor, in the most general and comprehensive sense of tho word, especially regarding Its relation to capital, such as tho hours of labor and the earnings of la boring men and women; the means in general of promoting their material, social, intellectual and moral condi tion; the elements of cost, or approxi mate cost, of products; tho compara tive cost of living, and tho kind of liv ing; tho articles controlled by trusts or other combinations of capital, busi ness operations, or labor, and the ef fect such trusts or other combinations have on production and prices; tho causes of and facts relating to all con troversies and disputes between em ployers and employes. Capitalists and wage receivers aro to be treated on an equality, for In theso matters relating to labor and capital and to their respective representatives the department must stamKln tho po sition of an educational office, collect ing and publishing such information as will enable each party to under stand more fully the prevailing condi tions. The department has no executive functions relative to the settlement of labor disputes. It can not interfere on behalf of either employer or employe In controversies arising between them. As a result of the killing of fur seals on the Prlbllof Islands during the sea son ended August, 1903, there were ta ken 19,292 sealskins for tho quota of 1903, and 82 rejected skins shipped by order of the department and charged to tho quota of 1902. Of tho 19,292 skins so taken, 3,092 were from St. George and 16,200 from St Paul. Tho 82 rejected skins came' from the lat ter Island. Tho catch of 1903 was 3, 094 less than that of 1902. The department has under consider ation tho question of establishing. In connection with the bureau of fisher ies, a national aquarium of such slzo and architectural excellence that It will be a credit to tho nation. Public aquaria are recognized as Important aids to education and are among tho most attractive and useful exhibits that can bo maintained at public ex pense. An appropriation for such an aquarium will In due courso bo rec ommended. The work of constructing the Pana ma canal will probably soon bo under taken. It will Involvo the transporta tion of considerable material and somo passengors from tho United States. Trade by way of tho Isthmus between our Atlantic and Pacific coast ports is now confined to American vessels. American control over the strip of ter ritory through which tho canal is to bo built is to bo guaranteed. Tho sit uation suggestB tho Inquiry whether the special trado between the United States and tho Isthmus, Involved In canal construction, Bhall bo confined to American vessels. Washington, Dec. 10. Chairman J. K. 'Jones Wednesday issued a call for tho meeting of 'the democratic national committee, naming January 12 as tho date, and tho Shoreham hotel, Wash ington, as tho place. THE COURT OF APPEALS. It Defines the Willful Waste of Nat ural Gas. Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 10. Tho court of appeals Wednesday delivered a very Important decision as to what consti tuted a willful waste of natural gas as contemplated by tho statute. Tho style of tho case decided Is common wealth against J. II. Trent, Jr., etc., from Meade county. Tho action was brought by the state, charging conspiracy to waste the nat ural gas In tho Meade county fields. Trent and tho others claimed to bo making lampblack out of the gas, but the state charged that the sole purpose was to waste tho gas and dostioy tho supply. Judge Hobson, delivering tho opinion says: "Tho purpose of tho legislative act Is to prevent waste of tho natural gas, and If defendants ma liciously and willfully wasted and In tended to waste the gas from their wells it is immaterial whether they suffered tho gas to escape at tho well or piped it off to another place and there allowed It to escape. It must bo presumed that appellees knew the law, and when they knew that they could not leave their wells open they can not bo allowed willfully to accomplish tho same result under a pretext of using It. To hold such a state of facts not within tho statute would be to allow a mere evasion to defeat It. The posi tion that they may do as they pleaso with the gas after It Is reduced to pos session can not be maintained." BIG APPROPRIATION. The Legislature Will Be Asked to Pro vide Funds For Asylums. Lexington, Ky., Dec. 10. The next Kentucky legislature will be asked to appropriate tho sum of $1,250,000 to Improve and make additions to tho In sano asylums In Lexington, Lakeland and Hopkinsvlllo; also, for the feeble minded Institute and the deaf and dumb asylum, to be equally divided be tween them, or $250,000 for each of tho institutions. Tho suggestion camo from Stato Auditor Gus C. Coulter, and acting thereon representatives of these institutions will meet in this city Thursday to draft a petition. Went Up in Smoke. Petersburg, Ky., Dec. 10. The Boono County Tobacco Growers' association met at Burlington Wednesday for tho purpose of paying over to the county treasurer the amount of their subscrip tion. Boone failed to produce tho re quired amount and the Burley Tobac co Growers' association went up In smoke. Postmaster Klrby Dead. Warsaw, Ky., Dec. 10. Thomas IT. Klrby, aged 49, postmaster of this place, and prominent republican poli tician of the Sixth district, died at his homo hero. Mr. Klrby had been post master for about 20 years under dif ferent republican administrations. Prof. H. H. White Dead. Lexington, Ky., Dec. 10. Prof. H. H. White, 82, former president of Ken tucky university and later professor of mathematics in the same college, died Wednesday. Ho was one of the most noted educators in tho south. Henry W. White, of Chicago, is his son. Died in a Sanitarium. Sturgls, Ky., Dec. 10. A telegram from St. Louis announces that both Dr. W. A. Gill and wife He dead in a sanitarium there. Dr. Gill was a prom inent physician at Casoyvillo, near here. The bodies will bo brought home for interment. One of Morgan's Men. Georgetown, Ky., Dec. 10. Henry S. Halley, 62, a farmer, died near Payne Depot. Ho served In tho con federate army throughout the civil war, and was a member of Company A, Ninth cavalry, Morgan's famous command. Soon Followed Hs Father. Owlngsvllle, Ky., Dec. 10. Charles 'J. Vlco. aged 42 years, died of pneu monia at his home In the county after a short illness. His father, Geo. Vice, died one week before him of the samo disease. Both men were well-known farmers. Died In Oklrhoma City. Nowport, Ky., Dec. 10. Dr. James R. Mcllvaln died Wednesday In Okla homa city, Okla. Dr. Mcllvaln was a former resident of Newport', but left the city ton years ago for the west, whero bo built up a successful prac tice Logan County Farmer Dead. Adalrvillo, Ky., Dec. 10. William Gilbert, 88, ono of Logan county's old est and best-known citizens, Is dead. Mr. Gilbert had always been one of tho influential farmers of this county. The Interment took placo Wednesday. A Constitutional Law. Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 10. Tho court of appeals decided that tho statuto prohibiting tho sale of m He from cows that had been fed on JlstHlery slop was constitutional, and the seller of the milk Is liable to a fine. ON A LONG JOURNEY The Cruiser Baltimore Will Con voy the First Torpedo Flo tilla to Key West. WILL SAIL FROM HAMPTON ROADS, Flotilla Will Then Ho Convoyed From Key West to Manila by the Cruiser Buffalo. The Discovery Was Made That Heavy Plates of the Latter Vessel Were Damaged and Rivets Badly Strained In Collision. Washington, Dec. 10. The cruiser Baltimore will convoy tho first torpe do flotilla, which has been fitting out at the Norfolk navy yard hero prepa ratory to a voyage to the Asiatic sta tion nnd which will sail from Hamp ton Roads Saturday next with the board of Inspection and survey aboard, for Port Royal and Key West. The Baltimore will return from Key West to Hampton Roads, and tho flo tilla will be convoyed from Key West to Manila by tho cruiser Buffalo. It was said at tho bureau of navigation Wednesday that the object of having tho Inspection board accompany the flotilla to Key West was to make sure that tho fleet Is In shape to make tho long Journey. New York, Dec. 10. The discovery was made Wednesday at the Brooklyn navy yard that six of the heavy plates forward on the cruiser Buffalo were damaged and tho rivets badly strain ed. In addition to repairs required on tho plates the Buffalo will also havo several old propeller blades replaced by blades of new composition, and It Is thought tho vessel may not bo able to leave the yard on Sunday. Tho damage to tho cruiser, which Is being put In readiness to convoy tho torpedo boat flotilla to tho Philippines, is said to havo resulted from a collision with a wreck In Boston harbor. IN THE SENATE. The Cuban Bill and the Canal Ques tion Discussed. Washington, Dec. 10. Senate Sen ator Teller concluded his speech In op position to tho Cuban reciprocity bill Wednesday and Senator Morgan also was heard In opposition to that meas ure. The Alabama senator devlted the greater share of his attention to the Panama canal question. Ho said that the United States had broken faith In falling to obey the Spooner law and warned Cuba that tho same courso might bo followed by us to wards that country In case the pending bill should become a law. BIG ARTESIAN WELL. A Six-Inch Column of Water Spouts to a Height of 40 Feet. Cheyenne, Wyo., Dec. 10. In sink ing nn artesian well on a ranch six miles west of hero the drill, at a depth of 2G5 feet, penetrated n lake or stream and a column of water six inches hi diameter spouted out to a height of 40 feet. Soundings failed to find bottom. Tho flow is so great that it Is estimated moro than ample to supply the entire needs of the city of Cheyenne. AGED LABORERS. Congress to Be Asked to Give Them a Pension of $12 a Month. Knoxvllle, Tenn., Dec. 10. Tho Ten nessee stato labor convention, In ses sion hero Wednesday, passed a resolu tion asking congress to pass a law granting a pension of $12 a month to every worklngman who shall havo reached the ago of GO years and earned less than $1,000 per year. The law Is to be modeled along tho lines of the Now Zealand pension law for laborers. Col. Butter Discharged. Jefferson City, Mo., Dec. 10. Tho supreme court reversed the decision of tho lower court In the case of Col. Edward Butler, of St. Louis, convicted at Columbia, Mo., in October, 1902, of attempted bribery, and discharged tho prisoner. Private Soldier Dangerously Wounded. Cheyenne, Wyo., Dec. 10. Thomas Burton, a private in Company E, Sec ond infantry, was shot and danger ously wounded hero by Private Georgo Hood. Burton was dressed in citizens clothes and is said to have been at tempting to escape. The Forestry Movement. Washington, Dec. 10. Secretary of Agriculture Wilson presided nt tha opening session of tho American For estry association Wednesday. The re port .of the directors Indicated a sub stantial advance In tho forestry movement. CONFESSED TO LARCENY. He Robbed Harvard Students and Ex press Companies of $2,500. Boston, Dec. 10. Clarence Lee, the Negro who was arrested at Brockton, charged by the federal officers with obtaining by forgery registered pack ages from the malls and by the Cam bridge police with larceny, Wednesday confessed to tho larceny of goods val ued at nearly $2,500 from Harvard students and from express companies. He said ho pried open the students' closets with a Jimmy. Lee claims that he Is a son of former Congressman Lee, of South Carolina, and that he was sent to Harvard to complete his education. The charge made by federal authori ties against Lee is that of represent ing another in the obtaining of regis tered letters from the Cambridge post offico and thus obtaining 45 tickets to the Yale-Harvard football game, which were reported stolen. MRS. M'CORMICK DISCHARGED. The Prosecuting Attorney Could Not Get Witnesses to Appear. Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 10. Mrs. Liz zie McCormlck, who was arrested hero several months ago at the Instigation of the Cincinnati police on a charge of having sent a bottle of poisoned whis ky by express to a woman In that city, was discharged In the criminal court upon request of tho prosecuting attor ney, who announced that ho could not get witnesses to como hero from Ohio. J. B. Flcker, an express employe at Cincinnati, died, and other employes of that office were seriously poisoned by drinking from a poisoned bottle of whisky alleged to have been sent by Mrs. McCormlck. FOR CRIMINAL LIBEL. The Attorney of the Striking Miners Jailed at Scofield, Utah. Scofield, Utah, Dec. 10. Much ex citement exists here over tho arrest Wednesday afternoon of Attorney Ed ler, of Salt Lake, who had been em ployed to look after tho Interests of striking miners, who havo been Im prisoned upon various charges. Edler was arrested as ho stepped from tho train, and although he at tempted to resist he was hustled to Jail by a deputy sheriff and several company guards. The charge against him is criminal libel, based upon a re cent newspaper interview and Is pre ferred against him by Noah Potter, one of the guards. ' THE DOWIE RECEIVERSHIP. Settlement May Not Pass as Quietly as at First Indicated. Chicago, Dec. 10. Settlement of the Dowle receivership may not pass ns quietly as the order signed by Judge Kohlsaat Tuesday indicated. Attor ney for ono of the creditors served notice Wednesday on representatives of all the other Interested parties that a motion would be presented before Judge Kohlsaat Thursday to strike out that part of tho order providing for payment by Dowic of nil expenses of the receivership. The point will be made that Dowle has no right to agree to pay these costs until he Is proved solvent. NEW ORGANIZATION. The Suspended Lodges of Boilermak ers Held a Meeting. Pittsburg, Dec. 10. The contention between the eight lodges of suspended bollormakers and the national organi zation which resulted In the calling of a special convention terminated Wed nesday when a new organization was formed by tho suspended lodges. In the national organization are 20,000 and of this number 1,400 wero repre sented nt tho special convention. Tho new organization will meet In Chattanooga, Tenn., on March 1, 1904. on tho same day tbe nationnl organi zation holds Its convention. A TRAY OF DIAMONDS. A Stone Hurled Through a Jeweler's Window and Gems Stolen. St. Louis, Dec. 10. An unknown man hurled a stone through tho win dow of tho E. H. Kostkamp Jewelry Co., seized a tray of diamond rings valued at $6,000 and escaped. Two clerks heard the glass crash and run ning to tho door, saw a man disappear ing In tho distance. They gavo chaso and fired two shots but tho man ran into an entry way and escaped. Later tho police arrested Samuel E. Kondrick, a laborer, and Thos. Trens ter, his brother-in-law, on suspicion. Writ of Habeas Corpus Suspended. Denver, Col., Dec. 10. Gov. Peabody Issued a proclamation suspending tho writ of habeas corpus in tho case of Victor Poole, tho unIonminer now held by tho military at Crlpplo Creek and In whoso case Judge Seeds has grant ed a writ. AN APPEAL FOR AID To Stamp Out the Typhoid Epi- demic at Butler, Pa., $100,- 000 is Necessary. CONTRIBUTIONS ARE ASKED FOR, More Than 1,'J00 Persons Arc III; iu Many Instances Whole Fami lies Aro Prostrated. Money Is Needed to Employ Physi cians, Nurses and Domestics The Poor Are the Greatest Suffer ers For Food and Care. Butler, Pa., Dec. 10.-Burgess Wil liam Kennedy Wednesday night Issued a general appeal to tho American pub lic for aid. lie wants $100,000 more to stamp out the epidemic and earnestly urges the support of the people of the United States. The letter Is addressed to the American public. It reads: In Justice to all, in behalf of tho borough government and tho entire people of Butler, I beg leave to state so far wo havo been able to help our peo ple without a general call for outside aid. We contributed $8,000 to the re lief fund and outside cities raised this amount to $1C,000. We have been carefully using this since November 10 Now wo aro forced to admit our funds aro getting low. Wo feel as a commltteo for tho relief of our suffer ing people that necessity compels us to issuo a general appeal for outside assistance. Wo havo been criticised in various ways. We wish to assure tho public that we have boon doing our very best to relievo suffering, sorrow and want. We were inexperienced In an epidemic scourge such as this is. It camo upon us so suddenly that it took a little time for us to realize the awful truth that has been forced on us and to prepare ourselves to best fight the epidemic. Wo are now thor oughly organized and working togeth er as a committee and as a people perfectly in harmony, sympathy and kindness, as a single individual, doing all In our power to relieve tho suffer ing and needy ones in our community. We will be able to give to the public an accurate account of all money re ceived and expended. It is stated that It will take $100,000 to carry us through this siege of dis ease. We can not raise it. Necessity compels us to Issuo a general appeal for outside aid and assistance. Wo want the public to realize that wo all have been and are doing our very best, giving time and money where needed. But we feel we have exhausted our supplies In every way and many pre cious lives may still be sacrificed If outside aid is not furnished us. We. as a people, are thankful for tho aid already received and for the grent sympathy shown us. If need be wo will accept the criticism also. And wo appeal ns n stricken people unable longer to help themselves, for aid In our distress. William Kennedy, Bur gess. Pittsburg. Pee. 10 Word received Wednesday by Mayor Hays from C. M. Ilelman, chairman of the relief com mittee of Butler, tells of the critical situation and the great need for finan cial aid. More than 1.CC0 persons are 111. hi many Instances whole families are prostrated: the poor are groat suf ferers for food and enre: money Is needed to employ phvslclans, nurses nnd domestics. In view of theso facts the mayor has Issued a special appeal to the citizens of Pittsburg for aid and Thursday systematic effort will ho made to securo a general response. The Report Not Confirmed. Washington. Dec. 10. Count Cas slnL Russian ambassador, has heard nothing from St. Petersburg regarding the report that a Russlnn fleet had ar rived off Yongampho. The Japanese minister is also without Information. Naval Aid to the President. Washington, Dec. 10. Commander Cameron McR. Winslow was designat ed Wednesday as naval aid to thepres idont to succeed Capt. W. S. Cowles, who has been assigned to command the new battleship Missouri. Made Favorable Report. Washington, Dec. 10. Tho senate In executive session Wednesday received tho favorable report of tho foreign re lations commltteo on tho extension of tho naturalization treaty between tho United States and Uaytl. Denmark Recognizes Panama. Washington, Dec. 10. M. Bunau-Va-rllla, tho minister from Panama, has received Information that tho govern ment of Denmark has recognized tho now republic. May Be Ordered to Colon. Washington, Dec. 10. It is probnblo that tho training ship Pralrlo with' a battalion of marines will bo ordered to Colon. Tho vessel Is now at Guan-tannmo.