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"H"'" p"ff - THE EVENING BULLETIN w " VOLUME XXIII. MAYSVILLE, KY., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1904. NUMBER 48 MINERS' MEETING. A Decided Opposition Against In creasing the Per Capita Tax Five Per Cent. ALSO THE PROPOSED MINERS BANK At a Meeting of the Illinois Delegates a Scale Committee Was Appointed to Represent Their Demands. Congress Will Be Asked to Enact a Law Placing Japanese Mine Work ers Under the Same Exclusion Act Governing Chinese. Indianapolis, Ind., 'Jon. 20. Mem bers of the1 credentials committee said Tuesday evening that the final com mittee report would bo ready at the opening of tho convention Wednesday morning. Decided opposition has sprung iip against levying a five per cent, increase In the per capita tax for the purpose of publishing the Unled Mine Worker as a monthly mag azine for freo distribution to members of tho organization. There Is also op position to tho proposal to engage in the hanking business. At a meeting of tho delegates from the Illinois district, a scale committeo was appointed to represent their de mands. Illinois will ask for an in crease with tho remainder of the com petitive states. Ono of tho delegates said that they hoped to get tho 10 cent increase if possible, but that In any vent they would not stand for the run-of-mlno basis. The scale commit tee appointed by Illinois comprises H. C. Perry, A. Suttlo, Robert Osborn, of seal district No. 1; J. H. Walker and J. D. Davis, of scale district No. 2; Joe Hurget and J. Parsons, of scale dis trict No. 3; David Maloy and William Welsh, of scalo district No. 4; John Green and J. W. Bayer, of scale dis trict No. 5; Georgo McCarthy and A. Sullivan, of scalo district No. 7; M. Guthrie and James Edward, of scale district No. 8; Frank J. Hayes and Henry Jackson, of scale district No. 9. It was learned late Tuesday night that a resolution will be submitted by a Wyoming delegate asking congress to enact a law placing Japanese mine workers employed In Wyoming, Col orado, Montana and other fields under the samo exclusion act governing the Chinese. BIG DISTILLERY FIRE. The L0S3 Will Aggregate Over $200, 000 Firemen Hurt. Cincinnati, Jan. 20. Fire broke out in tho distillery warehouse of Mlhalo vitch, Flotcher & Co., 501 to 505 East Pearl street, Tuesday morning. The fire started in some straw on tho third floor. Tho building was com pletely gutted, entailing a loss of over $200,000. ' An explosion caused ono of the walls -to fall. Joseph Brocklago, of Com pany No. 5, was cut In the head. Jo seph Rlgney, of tho samo firo com pany, received Internal Injuries; Chas. Burko, Company 14, was bruised. Tho first floor of tho building was occu pied by representatives of tho follow ing firms: B. T. Fox & Co., Pan-Handle Distilling Co., American Cordial & Distilling Co., of San Francisco, Casno & Co., of Cleveland, Mt Vernon Dlstllllnc Co.. of Covlnston. and Allen Distilling Co., of Chicago. Tho owner of tho building is C. C. Brouer, a retired capitalist, and his loss Is estimated at $150,000. The Mil ler, Du Brul & Peters Co., lumber deal 'ors, adjacent, wore damaged to tho amount of $4,000. Mlhalov.ltch, Fletch er &'Co.'s loss on stock is $90,000, ful 3y insured. To Establish More Rural Routes. Washington, Jan. 20. An urgent de ficiency appropriation of $3QO,Q0O was requested of tho house by Postmaster General Payne to enable tho establish ment Jf rural freo delivery routes tifli er March 1, when the present funds will be exhausted. Death of Judge Spender. Lawrence, Kan., Jan. 20. Judge Shelton C. Spender Is dead at his home here after a long illness, aged, 74. He took an, active part in tho ear ly border troubles and in the civil war was commissioned major In tho 13th, Kansas volunteers, The Amended Panama Treaty. Washington, Jan. 20. Tho Panama, treaty aa amended by tho committeo on foreign gelations w,as read in. execu tive, session, of tho EonataTuesday. No discussion was had and it was am nounccd that dohato on tho treaty will begin Wednesday. Theatrical Manager Injured. M,t Sterling Ky., Jan. 20. N. A. Wllkerson, manager of tho opera house, fell from tho stage at Masonic Tomplo and sustained serious Injuries. Ho was at first thought to be danger ously hurt, but will recover. THE GENERAL A88EMBLY. The Farrls Election Bill Passed In the Senate. Frankfort, Jan, 20. Senate The senate Tuesday passed tho Farrls election bill, w.hich. is the same bill that was passed, by both houses two years ago, but was lost or abstracted after it was enrolled. It extends reg istration to fifth-class towns, and re quires a voter to present a registra tion certificate beforo ho can vote. Senator Cox's bill to repeal tho state tax on tobacco and cigars manufac tured in this state passed unanimous ly. Tho bill creating the now county of Beckham was reported favorably by the committee on propositions and grievances, and made a special order for Wednesday at 10:35 o'clock. The joint resolution to pay extra clerks and messengers in the house and sen ate was adopted. Senator Byron pre sented President Thome with a gavel from the manual training school at Frankfort House Mr. Kennedy presented a resolution to limit tho number of bills to 100 that may be Introduced by one member. He was hitting at Judge Guffy,. who has already offered over half a hundred. The committee on ed ucation reported favorably the Can trill school book bill, with somo amendments which have heretofore been mentioned, and it was read the first time. Tho capltol appropriation bill was advanced on tho calendar. When tho houso was Informed that the Joint resolution had passed the senate inviting Senator Gorman, of Maryland, to address tho legislature, the speaker appointed Messrs. Alverson, Carl, Day and Barton to arrange for the date of tho address if Gorman accepts. Tho Rogers resolution Inviting Senator Mark Hanna to address tho legisla ture was adopted. Resolutions to in vite Grover Cleveland and Judge A. B. Parker were offered, but He over. KU-KLUX GANG'S DEED. Sprinkled Salt In Wounds on Her Back After Whipping Her. Whltesburg, Ky., Jan. 20. A ku klux klan in Letcher county took Mrs. Elizabeth Mulllns, a widow, from her bed and whipped her unmercifully with switches, sprinkling her naked back with salt after the lashes had drawn blood. The ku-klux were attacked while at their ghastly work by a posse of neigh bors, led by James Mulllns, a brother-in-law of tho widow, and a desperate fight with revolvers and Winchesters followed. Mulllns and ono of his fol lowers, Harvey Mooro were killed. Two of the ku-klux klan, whose names are said to be Hooker Smith and Haley, are members of a notorious Cumberland mountain gang. Both. wore wounded and taken prisoners. They were beund to a stake and a firo started under them, causing them to reveal the names of their associates, who were recognized as among tho most desperate of mountain outlaws. They made for the Cumberland mount ains, and a posse is now in pursuit. Scandalmongers had connected the name of Mrs. Mulllns with that of ono of her hired men, but as shown by the developments of the battlo, tho neigh, hors took up for her. Her assailants were people who came from at least 30 miles up the country. It Is said tha officers In pursuit will be killed if they corner tho men, of whom there are ten. His Body Severed. Louisville, Ky., Jan. 20. Squire J. Humphrey, a track foreman for the Illinois Central railroad, was standing on a pllo of sand besldo "tho track Tuesday morning, Inspecting a cut of cars, when the Band shifted and ha slipped between two cars. His body was severed. Began Service Under Lincoln. Lexington, Ky., Jan. 20. Harry C. Swift, for 40 years superintendent of delivery at tho Lexington post office, died Tuesday. He had been In office ever since Lincoln's presidency, being appointed by Postmaster L. B. Todd, a kinsman of Lincoln. Back In the Game. Louisville, Ky., Jan. 20. Ex-Gov. W. O. Bradley has returned to politics as the champion of President Roosevelt. Ho Tuesday announced that he would bo a candldato at largo to tho coming republican national convention to be hold In Chicago.. Bqy Accidentally Killed. Versailles, Ky., Jan. 20.- Richard Shlpp, the oldest son of J. VandografC Shi,pp, a well-known, breeder of thor oughbred horses, was almost instantly, killed by tho accidental discharge of a 22-callber revolver at Sunny Slope stock farm. , Celebrated Gen. Lee's Birth. Hopklnsvlllo, Ky., Jan. 20. The birthday of Gen. Robert E. Leo was colebrated hero Tuesday. Tho Chris tian county chaptor of Daughters of the Confederacy conforred iron crosses of honor on 27 veterans in Odd Fellows' hall. THE THEATER FIRE. Up to Date an Average of $100 a Day Has Been Extracted From the Refuse. MUCH LOOSE MONEY DISCOVERED. As Far as Possible All Articles Found Arc Turned Over to tho Owners. The Body of Prof. Dreisel, Who Lost His Life, Was Found to Have Been Robbed of About $350 By Ghouls. Chicago, Jan. 20. Tho municipal placer mine in tho debris removed from tho Iroquois theater is panning out better than at first expected. Up to tho present an average of over $100 a day has been extracted from tho re fuse. As far as possible all articles found are returned to owners, but all loose money, which is impossible to Identi fy, will be applied to the police pen sion fund. Another Instanco of the work of ghouls during tho excitement follow ing the Iroquois firo is believed by the police to have been unearthed In a re port received Tuesday that tho body of Herman O. Dreisel, a teacher in the normal practice school who lost his life, was found to have been robbed. When the body of the school principal was found 15 cents was in the pockets of his clothes. He had taken $350 with him on the day that he met his death and had expected to make nu merous purchases. Tho body of his wife was found nead him in tho ruins, but the ghouls had not dlspoiled the corpse of tho woman. The police Tuesday arrested Frank Uhler, a printer, 19 years old, on a charge of robbing tho dead after tho fire in tho Iroquois theater. Uhler at tempted to dispose of a diamond ring valued at $800, and when taken Into custody confessed that ho had stolen it from the hand of a dead man which was hanging over the edge of a wagon when the load of corpses was backed up In front of tho morgue. Chicago, Jan. 20. Eight more churches and a number of halls were closed Tuesday by order of City Build ing Commissioner "Williams for viola tion of the city ordinances. THE COUNCIL'S ACTION. It Will Probably Result in Closing All Theaters For the Season. Chicago, Jan. 20. Tho city council Tuesday night took action that will, in all probability, result In the closing of nearly all of the theaters of Chicago for the remainder of the present the atrical season. Monday night the council passed an ordinance setting forth what must bo done by tho thea ters of this city before they are al lowed to remain In continuous operat tlon. It convened Tuesday night to consider tho passage of an enabling act that would allow the theaters to operate for the remainder of this sea son without being compelled to fulfill all the requirements of the ordinance as some of tho conditions are of a na ture that will require the practical re construction of some of the play houses. After a long debate the coun cil decided on tho following essen tials which the theaters must meet be foro they will bo allowed to reopen their doors: A steel curtain; an auto matic sprinkling system; a bond of $25,000 guaranteeing the performance by August 1, 1904, of all the require ments of tho ordinance; tho widening of doors and exits. All of tho above to bo performed under 'such conditions, terms and re strictions as shall bo Imposed by tho mayor of the city, the commissioner of buildings and a sub-commltteo of three to bo appointed by the mayor. The managers of theaters declared Tuesday night that it would bejm- possible for them to meet the demands of tho enabling act in sufficient tlmo to do business during tho remainder of this season, and several of them de clared that they had no Intention of trying to reopen their doors. Tho manager of ono theater declared that he thought ho could be In shape by February 1, but was not sur of it. He folt certain, however, that he would bo ablo to reopen tho doors of his place long before the close of tho theatrical season. The First General Primary. New Orleans, Jan. 20. A general primary to nominate a democratic stato ticket to bo voted for in April was held in Louisiana. It was tho first test ever mado in tho state on tho primary method of direct nomina tion. San Francisco, Jan. 21). Seymour R. Church, who formerly controlled tho pig Iron business In this city, Tuesday filed a petition in insolvency, POST OFFICE INVESTIGATION. The Senate Disposed of the Motion to Refer It to the Committee. Washington, Jan. 20. Senate Tho senate required less than a minute Tuesday to dispose of the motion to refer to the committeo on post offices the various resolutions looking to an investigation of the post office depart ment. Tho question had been previ ously debated for hours at 'a time, but Tuesday no senator manifested any disposition to discuss It further and it was adopted without negative vote. After the passage of a half dozen bills tho senate returned to consideration of the Panama question. Mr. Quarles spoke for almost two hours In sup port of tho course of tho administra tion and was followed by Mr. Patter son, who criticised tho president's course in Panama, House Tho houso considered the Hepburn pure food bill, but did not complete it. When tho house was ready to adjourn on motion of Mr. Hepburn a recess was taken until 11:55 Wednesday. This course will re tain tho bill before tho houso without Interruption for consideration Wednes day. Just before tho recess an amend ment coming from tho democratic side was adopted Inserting tho word "wil fully" relative to the sale of prohib ited adulterated goods by retailers, which would mako it Incumbent on the government to prove knowledge on the part of tho retailers that such goods was contrary to law. PANAMA UNPLEASANTNESS. Minister Beaupre Says It Will Be Ami cably Settled. Chicago, Jan. 20. Arthur M. Beau pre, United States minister to Colom bia, said Tuesday that there would be no war between the United States and that country, but that tho Httlo Pana ma unpleasantness would bo amicably arranged. Mr. Beaupro arrived In Chicago from Washington and at once went to the residence of his slster-ln-law, Mrs. T. D. Micken, In Lakeviev. Speaking about Colombian affairs Mr. Beaupre said: "I do not want to say anything about the feeling in Colombia at the present time. I will say this: I do not be lieve there will be any war. Matters aro going to be amicably arranged and we will unquestionably have the Pan ama canal. Everything will be peace ful." COTTON BOLL WEEVIL. A Campaign Will Be Waged Against the Pest. Washington, Jan. 20. Secretary Wilson Is arranging tho details of tho campaign authorized by congress to be waged against tho cotton boll weevil. A number of government entomolo gists and scientists already are en route to tho ravaged Texas fields and to the Sabine river valley in Louisi ana, the pest having been" reported from three places In that section. There will be 30 or 40 scientists at work against Jhe pest before long. They will organize the farmers to fight tho weevil and will educate them In tho best methods of attack. Secretary Wilson expects to make another trip to the districts Involved while tho fight Is on and Drs. Gallaway and How ard, of tho entomological division, will keep In close touch with the situation. NAVAL OFFICERS. The Government Will Have Enough In 1907 to Mann All Vessels. Washington, Jon. 20. According to the testimony of Capt. Bronson, super intendent of the naval academy, beforo the houso committeo on naval affairs Tuesday, the United States will hnvo naval officers enough in 1907 to mann all naval vessels. There will be nn Increaso in tho classes graduating each from the academy. Capt. Bron son declared tho practice of hazing In the academy was being eliminated. National Board of Trade. Washington, Jan. 20. Tho National board of trade met here Tuesday for its 34th annual session with about 75 delegates present, representing ap proximately 35 commercial organiza tions In different parts of the coun try. Postmasters Can Be Delegates. Washington, Jan. 20, -Postmaster Genoral Payne Tuesday said there was nothing to bar postmasters or other federal office-holders from serving as delegates to political conventions, whether national, stato or county. Prof. Turneaure Elected Dean. Madison, Wis., Jan. 20. Prof. F. E. Turneaure, of Madison, has been elect ed by tho University of Wisconsin, board of regents to bo dean of the Wisconsin college of engineering, in. place of 'J. B. Johnson, deceased. Lancaster, Ky., Jan. 20. Whlle pre paring breakfast, Mrs. John Holtzclaw, jr., of Preachersvllle, In Lincoln coun ty, near hero, droppeddead, EASTERN AFFAIRS. The Russians Claim That the Co- rean Soldiers Are Causing Trouble There. TENSION IN SEOUL INCREASES. The Native Press, Probably Inspired, is More Hitter Against the For eigners Than Formerly. Japan Will Neither Yield Her Stand point Nor Accept the Mediation of a Third Power China Will Maintain Neutrality. Seoul, Jan. 20. Russia complains that Corean soldiers are causing trou ble. Corea answers that Russia must not Interfere. The tension In Seoul Is Increasing and the native press, which probably Is Inspired, Is more bitter against for eigners than formerly. The emperor's trusted advisers have a dally council. The Russian and English legations have increased their guards by 16. The Japanese aro buying and storing much rice in Northern Corea. Tho ginseng trade is dead. Tho Corean general, Yihak Klun, whose sympathies aro pro-Russian, has made a veiled threat against for eigners. The Peking correspondent of tho Times declares in a dispatch that Ja pan's latest note Is stronger In tone than the preceding one, and that she will neither yield her moderate stand point nor accept tho mediation of a third power. Not only to tho Japan ese, but to tho American and British ministers, the correspondent continues, has China given satisfactory assur ances of her intention to maintain strict neutrality in accordance with Lord Lansdowno's advice. Tho German newspapers Tuesday morning appear to be paving the way to explain the Russian retreat in the negotiations with Japan, and in all the capitals of Europe, opinion now in clines to a peaceful Issue In the far east. ARMY APPROPRIATION BILL. The Measure Carries a Total of $73,956,000. Washington, Jan. 20. The army ap propriation bill which was completed by the house committee on military affairs Monday, carries a total of $73, 956.000. Tho appropriation for the current year amounts to $74,(537.000. Tho estimates on which the bill is based amounted to $77.1G1,000. The estimate for transportation of soldiers and supplies of $15,500,000 was cut down by 1.000,000. An appropriation of $400,000 is mado for a general army hospital in Washington. D. C, and $300,000 is made available for com pleting tho army war college In this city. SNOW STOPS TRAFFIC. Impossible to Keep the Tracks Clear Between Corry and Dunkirk. Oil City, Pa.. Jan. 20. For tho first time in tho history of the Chautauqua division of the Pennsylvania rnilroad the officials find "it impossible to keep the tracks clear of snow on the line between Corry and Dunkirk, which was abandoned. Botw'een the points tho snow is plied as hlch as the roofs of the coaches. The Pittsburg express, which left Buffalo at 8 o'clock Mon day night, arrived here Tuesday over lo hours late via the Erie. No freight trains have been sent out from Oil City since Wednesday of last week. The Cabinet Dinner. Washington, Jan 20 The cabinet dinner given by Postmaster General and Mrs. Payne Tuesday night was perhaps the largest function of that character ever given In Washington, aa In addition to the President and Mrs. Roosevelt, there were about 4,0 additional guests. Chas. W. Stoddard Seriously III. Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 20. Charles Warren Stoddard, tho author, who holds the chair of English literature in tho Catholic university at Washing ton and who has been spending somo timo In literary research here, is seri ously ill. A Mississippi Bank Robbed. Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 20. A long distance telephone messago has bjeen received by tho local police telling of tho robbery of tho bank of Jonestown, Miss. Thq safe was blown open and about $1,200 In silver and currency se cured. Chicago, Jan. 20. Wago reduction which went into effect with tho reopen lng of the mills of tho Illinois Steel Co. at South Chicago will, according to tho officers of tho machinists' union, result In a striko.