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•3 *8 l'- ki rj 1 il m-m ••:, r^.^v-'y^' ::'.••• ST l"'! y.'.f 7. .A— ~}. i:News 5%'^V iiai'T:® HI (ope Pioneef i&'ICeene, Publishers. .ad .s-- hh N. DAK. ., ,„ n(AU the News of the Past Seven Days Condensed. AND FOEEIGN ITEMS of the Industrial Field, Personal and Political Items, Happenings at Home and Abroad. no THE NEWS FROM ALL THE WORLD CONGRESSIONAL. The senate passed the naval approprla "Utllon bill, carrying JS1,507,412, and the mlll ., tary academy bill on the 27th Senator Morgan resumed his speech in opposition to the Panama canal treaty In the house the agricultural, sundry civil, military academy a,nd post office appropriation bills were sent to conference and the confer ence report on the Indian appropriation ... iblll was adopted. The senate on the 28th ult. passed the fortifications appropriation bill and the house immigration bill. At a ses .:Blon on the 1st eulogies of four .de ceased members of the house were .pro nounced... .In the house the District of Columbia appropriation bill and the Alaska homestead bill were disposed of and the conference reports on the railroad safety appliance bill, the military academy ap propriation bills, the post office and the omnibus public building bills were adopted. On the 2d the senate passed the general deficiency appropriation bill,, and! the con ference reports on the fortifications appro priation bill, the Alaska homestead bill, the post office and agricultural appropria tion bills and the immigration bill were agreed to—In the house bills were passed making provision for a delegate in con gress from Porto Rico, and to prohibit deal .ers in tobacco from giving prizes or prize coupons with their wares. The conference reports on the Alaska homestead bili and the fortifications appropriation bill were agreed to. The conferees on the. sundry civil appropriation bill struck out the sen ate amendment appropriating $200,000 for the payment of the claims of ex-Queen liiliouokalani, of Hawaii. On the 3d all conference reports before the senate were agreed to and a joint resolution was adopted transferring all the authority and jurisdiction con ferred on the secretary of the treas ury by the immigration bill to the secretary .. of the department of commerce and labor. The new senators from Delaware were sworn in....In. the house conference re ports were adopted and a bill to give former soldiers arid sailors preference for appoint ments and retention in the civil service was passed. DOMESTIC. Harry Forbes, of Chicago, won the world's bantam weight championship by defeating Andy Tokell, of Eng land, at Detroit. Joseph Keenan (colored) was hanged at Greenville, S. C., for the murder of Samuel Williamson, a white man. The Daughters of the American Revolution were received by Presi dent Roosevelt at the white house. The Hubbard private bank at Cedar Springs, Mich., was robbed of about $5,000. There were 211 business failures in the United States during "the seven days ended on the 27th, against 215 the same iveek in 1902. Samuel Harris, a miner, fell 102 feet down a shaft at Terre Haute, Ind and escaped with nothing more serious than a broken leg. John Mitchell of the United Mine Workers denies the reports of union combine against the use of non union products. 1 Weekly reports say trade is acceler ated by milder weather, business con tinuing to be very active. Edward L. Burdick, of Buffalo, N. Y., prominent in business and social life, was found dead in his home with his head crushed. President Boosevelt\ sent a special message to congress asking passage of the bill reducing tariff on Philippine products. Dan Jones, of Milwaukee, won the bowling championship of the United States at Indianapolis. An explosion in powder works at Cherokee, Mo., killed three men and in jured 15 others, three of them fatally. Bobbers blew the post office safe at Garrett, Ind., and carried away $1,000 in cash and $300 in stamps. Ten thousand St. Louis brick \pakers will strike unless wages are advanced. Mary Anderson, wife of a wealthy farmer near Columbus, Neb., blinded her husband with acid, poisoned her daughter, and then killed herself. The Armour Packing company has heen deprived of land worth $1,000, 000 at Kansas City, Kan., by a jury in a suit brought by heirs of an In dian. Boston surgeons used an X-ray and decided that the Korean twins, who are joined together by a strip of flesh, can safely be cut apart. A passenger train of the Cincinnati Southern railroad was thrown from the .track near Lenoir, Tenn., and three persons were killed and 25 in jured. The report of the receiver of the private bank of Boughton, Ford & Co., which suspended a month ago at Chardon, O., show£ liabilities of $600, 000. At Jonesboro, Ga., William Farmer, a deputy sheriff, killed his father-in law,, James Christian, mortally wounded his wife and then killed himself. March made a lionlike entrance. Blizzards raged in the west,'floods devasted large sections of the south •and cold winds swept all the centra] part Of the countrj-, Ifore than 2,000 painters end deco rators in Pittsburg went on strike tor en advance of wages. 1 .'• :. •-$•'•' '.!'' t- '. vF •^•'"o^.:- ••-. ,: ''. -t- Dr. Joseph Mills has resigned the presidency of Earlham college at Richmond, tnd., and Prof. R. Kelly has been chosen as his successor. George Cole, who held up a^Burling on train near Butte, Mont.,-three weeks ago, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment. Six persons were drowned while try ing to cross the Ohio river at Hickman. Ky. The public debt statement issued on the 2d shows that the debt decreased $5,969,665 during the month of: Febru ary. Cash in the treasury, $374,543,470. Total debt, less cash in the treasury, $937,972,898. Patrons of western railrorids have been warned' that no favors of any kind can be accorded, them under the provi sions of theElkinslaw. Government receipts in February were $43,028,179 and expenditures $37,750,749, leaving a surplus for the month of $5,277,430. At the close of business February 28 the total national bank circulation was $382,796,645, an increase for the year of $24,363,978. Data gathered at the University, of Michigan shows that of the 1,835 Women graduates in the past ten years but 533 were married. At Philadelphia several thousand union garment workers struck for better conditions, higher pay and rec ognition of union. Farmers along the Wabash in In diana have lost about $150,000 through floods. The coinage at the mints in Feb ruary amounted to $9,196,880, as fol lows: Gold, $7,450,510 silver, $1, 521,000 minor coins, $1S7,370. By an explosion at the Edison ce ment plant at New Village, N. J., six men were killed and £5 injured. Fifteen horses were cremated in a fire in the livery stable of F. J. Zie mer at Milwaukee, Wis. The president has signed the army appropriation and the Philippine coinage bills. The United States government crop report for March shows winter wheat to be well protected during the oold weather and conditions satisfactory. The body of Mrs. Hannah G. Knapp, third wife of Alfred Knapp, the Ham ilton (O.) strangler, was found in. the Ohio river at New Albany, Ind. The president has called an extra ses sion of the senate to meet March 5 to consider treaties. An injunction against ordering a Wabash railroad, strike, or urging em ployes to quit work, was issued by the United States district court at St. Louis against the Brotherhood of Bail road Trainmen and Locomotive Fire men. The state departmenthas secured an extension of the option for the pur chase of property and franchises of the Panama Canal company. Admiral Crowninshield, displeased with, his flagship, asked* to be placed on the retired list and his request was granted. The fire loss in. the United Spates and Canada in February was $16,000,000, against $21,010,000 in the same month in 1902. Secretary Hay and Sir Michael Her bert have exchanged ratification of the Alaskan boundary treaty. The terms of 30 members of the United States senate have expired, but the political balance of power remains the same. Thousands of cattle dead and dying in the snow on. the plajns in Colorado can be seen from every railroad throughout the range country. Gov. Pea body, of Colorado, calledout troops t-o\protect the United States' re ducing- plant from strikers. Gen. William Booth, in a farewell to America at a New York meeting, says he loves this country and believes in its destiny. Many southern Illinois jails and alms houses are declared by the state charity board to be dangerous to health. Gov. Bailey has dssueci a proclama tion calling upon the people of Kansas for contributions to aid the famine sufferers in Sweden. A National and International Good Boads congress will beheld in St. Louis from April 27 to May 2 next. The United States transport Sheri dan arrived in San. Francisco from Manila with nearly 1,200 soldiers. Andrew Carnegie has given Prince ton university $1,000,000 for the con struction of a graduate school. PERSONAL P'D POLITICAL,. John C. Feliroore, founder of the Or der of United Commercial Travelers, died at his home in Columbus, O., aged 55 years. Former Congressman Jehu Baker died at Belleville, 111., aged 81 years. He' had 'served also as minister to Venezuela. Ex-Congressman Rodney Wallace died at his home in Fitchburg, Mass. Gen. William Farrar Smith, better known as "Baldy" Smith, one of the prominent figures of the civil war, died at-his home in Philadelphia, aged 80 years. Delaware's long senatorial fight lias- been ended by the election of J. Frank Allee to the long term and Con gress-man Louis Heisler Ball to the short period. Maj. Gen., Robert Sanford Fos-ter died at Indianapolis. He was one of the distinguished' generals of the civil war. Mrs. Josephine Quintal, aged 102 yea-rss died at her home in Jackson ville, 111. Dr. Charles N. Ohr, the oldest,past grand master mason in the world, dired at Cumberland, Md., aged 93 years. FOREIGN. Pope Leo celebrated in Rome bia ninety-third birthday. ._ Five hundred Chinese government troops were ambushed and killecZ by rebels in Yang-Ning and the revolt is spreading into Hunan. NpMMia tag iffe t&r V. A cyclone in England! Ireland and Wales killed scores of people and a railroad train was blown from the track and ,the British steamer Otter caps sank with 30 persons. The United States will be appealed to by Bolivia to pi-event war with Brazil over the Acre territory. The break-up of Turkey withjn three years is predicted as an outcome of the Balkan troubles. Nineteen ladrones were killed in an encounter with American troops near the. village of Mariquina, seven miles from Manila. Jose Batele Ordonez-has .been el ect ed president of Uruguay. The sole survivor from a crew of 20 reached Hamburg1, from the eteamer Cambrian Prince, WTecked in the North sea on February 27. The -twenty-fifth anniversary of the coronation, of Pope Leo XIII. was cele brated at Rome in the presence of 75, 000 persons. The three Venezuelan warships cap tured by the British during the block ade have been returned to Venezuela. LATJECa. The Fifty-seventh congress ad journed sine die on the 4th after having disposed of all the appropri ation bills. In the senate Senator Al lison stated that the appropriations aggregated $1,554,108,514. The usual resolution, of thanks to the presiding officer was adopted.' In the house the speaker delivered his valedictory and was thanked for his services. It is estimated that over 3,000 head of cattle perished in Kansas during the recent storm. Business failures throughout the country in February amounted to $10,907,454, against $11,302,029 in the same month in 1902. Prohibition in Vermont is believed killed by referendum adoption of high license under local option law. Reports from China show that the rebels in the northern districts are gaining in strength and that foreign ers are openly threatened. Increasing numbers of Bulgarian rev olutionary bands are operating in Macedonia. Forty structural iron companies, with capital aggregating $1,000,000, 000, have combined to resist iron workers and other employes' de mands -for wage increase. Preston Garland (colored) celebrated his one hundred and fourth birthday at Norris-town, N. J. He served under Gen. Butler in the civil war. President Roosevelt has signed all the appropriation bills passed by con gress. The practically complete failure of the rice crop last- year has caused fam ine in the northeastern provinces of Japan. The Indiana legislature has passed a bill appropriating *$150,000 for the In diana exhibit and building at the St. Louis exposition. Seventeen persons were injured in a railway collision near Kansas City, Mo. The Frankfurter Journal has sus pend publication at Berlin. It was es tablished in 1673. Senator Quay predicts that four states will be admitted as the result of the fight by friends of the omni bus- bill before the next congress. W. A. Scott,' general manager of the Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Paul & Omaha railroad, died in St. Paul.' Alfred Knapp, in^ explaining at Hamilton, O., his confessions, said his sister betrayed him, and he deter mined to tell the story in order to make the family disgrace complete. MINOR NLWS ITEMS. In western Canada, 260,000,000 acres of arable land today await the plow. Union veterans who lost an arm in the war are to have their pensions in creased to $46. With a gift of $250,000recently to Co lumbia college a department of health and science will be established. It is said that King Leopold of Bel gium will visit the United States dur ing the Easter holidays nextyear. The Prussian statistical office re ports that there are 70,829 insane pa tients in the 279 asylums of Prussia. New measurements confirm the re port that Mount McKinley, in Alaska, is the highest peak in North America. The Nickel Plate road has granted an increase in wages averaging about 7 per cent, to conductors, trainmen and switchmen. The department of superintendence of the National Educational/associa tion has elected- Henry R. Emerson, of Buffalo, president. The French Chamber of Deputies has adopted an amendment to the army bill appropriating $240,000 to provide wine for the soldiers. It is reported that the Rock Island railroad has secured control of the 'Frisco system, which will make it the largest railway in the world. King Edward has conferred the grand cross of St. Michael and St. George on Sir Michael Herbert, tl^e British ambassador at Washington. The first work has been struck on the work of constructing the Pennsyl vania railroad tunnel under the East and North rivers and through New York city. An alleged plot of New York bell boj to rob hotels astounds the police, who say the accused had correspond ents in leading cities and were compil ing a list of wealthy persons. Public business was suspondedin the lower house of the Nebraska legisla ture recently to permit of memorial exercises in honor of J. Sterling Mor ton, founder of Arbor day and former secretary of agriculture. The Baltimore and Ohio railroad an nounces a 76-mile cutoff will be built through the Alleghany mountains from Dexter to Irvin- (Pa) two-thirds of the needed 37,389 feet tunneling are already finished. The work will cost $20,000,000. )?:. '^liwiss UBHWI Attorneys for Trainmen and Fire men on Wabash Preparing to Have Injunction Dissolved. Without an Order from the Broth erhood. St. Louis, March 6.—The Wabash strike situation is resolving itself into a legal battle for the dissolution of the injunction granted two days ago by Judge Adams. Attorneys for the fire men and trainmen are still at work on the affidavits, to be filed in court, show ing why the restraining order should not be made permanent. At an early hour a conference was feegun in the offices'of Judson & Green, St. Louis attorneys. Attorneys E.'J. Pinney, of Cleveland, and W. T. Irwin, of Peoria, with Grand Masters Mor- risSfey and Hannahan, were present, as were also members of the local fire men. They were in consultation be hind closed doors for some time decid ing on a course of action to be taken in respect to the dissolution of the in junction. Will Seek to Break Injunction. At the conclusion of the conference it was announced that Messrs. Judson and Green had become.associated with the counsel representing the trainmen and firemen and that the motion for a dissolution of the restraining order would not be ready for presentation for several days. John H. Murphy, of Peoria, general counsel for the Broth erhood of Locomotive Firemen, who reached here Thursday, was present at the conference. President Ramsey said Thursday that he had no state ment to make on the situation, as the questions at issue are nowinthe-hands of the courts. May Strike Without Orders. The possibility of the firemen andi trainmen of the Wabash striking as in dividuals, without waiting for word from their leaders, is now being dis cussed. It is stated that- the men are ready to go -o-utl at a moment's notice. Unless President Ramsey yields it is further declared that engineers, con ductors, telegraphers, brakemen and trackmen, to the number of 50,000, may become involved in the struggle. Rumors of a secret compact between the men and the leaders to go out even if the di^solvation of Judge Adams' in junction is not granted are abundant. The rules of the brotherhood prohib it striking without sanction of the grand masters of the order. At Wabash headquarters everything was reported quiet and the men still at work. Sentenced to Death. Toledo, O., March 6.—A1 Wade Thursday was sentenced to be electro cuted on'June 27 at Columbus, O., for the murder of Kate Sullivan two years ago. This is the first capital punish ment to be inflicted, for a crime in this county since 1856. Wa le's brother Ben, and also Ben Landis, are to be. tried for the same murder next week. Small Library Brlngn Mlg Sum. New York, March 6.—Valentin Blacque has sold his library to Henry William Poor for $25,000. It has only 100 volumes. illfciHWiu ill MMMMM I S 1 A SECRET CONFERENCE IS HELD. Petition Will Not Be Ready for Sev eral Days—In the Meantime the Men Are Impatient and May Strike ST. PETER'S, ROME. Famous edifice in which took place some of the stirring events of Pope. Leo's jubilee early in the week, and where he contracted a cold from which he is now suffering. Considerable anxiety is felt in Rome over the pontiff's condition. an»m»i»niiMmm*flnni» STANBS BY CRUM. President Senda Colored Man's Name to the Senate a,Second yime^ :i" Other Appointments. Washington,:. March: 6i—The. presi dent sienit to the senate Thursday thie nomination of W.-D. Crnni- (colored.) to be collector of tite. port of Ch.arleston, S. C. This' will be the second nom ination of Crum, the senate at- the ses sion just closed having failed to con firni hiin' The nomination of Dr. Crum was reported adversely by the senate commerce committee of the Fifty seventh congress. His renomination will be referred to the same commit tee, but owing to changes in the personnel of the committee' the pres ident expects, a favorable report on it. It is understood to be the pres ident's intention not to exercise spe cial influence to secure favorable action on the nomination. In the event of its rejection by the senate, it is unlikely that the appointment will be renewed. It is simply the desire of the president to haye a vote of the senate on the nomina tion. He thinks the appointee is en titled to that. Two important appointments in high department of justice were agreed upon by President Roosevelt and At torney General Knox Thursday. Wil liam A. Day, of the District of Colum bia, is made assistant attorney to the attorney general, at a salary of $7,000 a j'ear, and Milton*D. Purdy, of Minne sota, is appointed assistant attorney general. Mr. Day has been for a long time the.attorney for the interstate commerce commission and Mr. Purdy is a prominent lawyer of St. Paul. He formerly was assistant United States district attorney of Minnesota. These, places were created by recent acts of congress. Xew Serum Found. Baltimore, Md., March 6.—The re cently discovered, cholera infantum serum has been injected: into animals at the Wilson sanitarium here and has been found to be wonderfully efficient. The effect of the serum, however, has not been, tried yet upon human beings. The discovery that cholera infantum was due to the existence of a germ was first learned through the research es of army surgeons in the Philippines. Cantrell Not to Go to Chicago. Indianapolis, Ind., March 6.—Rufus Cantrell will not be permitted to go to„£hicago to assist in uncovering the supposed thefts of corpses from ceme teries there. It had been planned that Cantrell, accompanied by detectives, should be taken to Chicago Friday to assist the Chicago authorities in their investigation. Judge Alford ruled Thursday that he would not permit the prisoner to leave the state. Victims Give Reward Money. St. Louis, March 6.—Now that Cir cuit Attorney Folk has indorsed the plan to raise money for a reward to be offered for the capture of fugi tive officers of the turf investment companies who have been indicted by the grand jury, letters are coming in from investors in different parts of the country containing subscriptions for this purpose. Hone of Injured Will Die. Kansas City, Mo,, March 6.—All of the passengers and crew injured in the Rock Island collision near here were l-eported improving early Thursday and none of them will die. L. A. Bunn, of Preston, Idaho, who was hurt in ternally and who it was first thought would die, is better and it is said will recover. wsm HI Method of Payment of Coal Btiners Discussed: Before Anthracite' 'v.' Strike Commission. REPRESENTATIVES OF BOTH PRESENT. This Question of Method of Payment Is Practically the Only Issue Wihlch Remains Unsettled, and the Hearing Thursday Foreshadows Early iReport to the President. Washington, March 6.—Representa tives of both sides of the ooal strike question appeared before the ant-ra question appeared before the anthra cite coal strike, coon mission Thursday. All the members of the commission were present, Judge Gray, the chair maa, presiding. The session was held in the hearing room of tie interstate commerce commission. The following persons attended- Thursday'si meeting: President John Mitchell, John Fahey, Thoimas D. Nicholls and W. H. Dettry, district presidents of districts 1, 7 and 9 of the union Walter F. Weyl', statis tician for the miners S. P. Wolverton, counsel for the Philadelphia & Reading1. Coal and Iron company Francis I. Gowan for the Lehigh Valley Coal company James H. Torrey, Dela ware fc Hudson company Everett Warren, Delaware, Lackawanna- & Western, Temple." Iron company, Hill side Coal and Iron-company and Penn sylvania C6al company A. H. McClin toclc, Lehigh & Wilkesba-rre Coal com pany John B. Kerr, Scranton Coal company, and Samuel- Dickson, Ira H. Burns and H. O. Reynolds- for 1he inde pendent- operators. The main question discussed was that of determining the best meth od of payment for coal mined and hinged upon the point -as. to whether settlement shall be made with the men according to weight or measure. The hearing Thursday foreshadows an- early re port of the-commassiion- to- President Roosevelt, as it involves practically the only issue which remains unsettled in the minds of the commission. Itwas intended that Thursday's session of the commission, should be a secret one and strenuous efforts were put forth to attain this end. An Afternoon Session. There were two sessions Thursday. The first session adjourned shortly before one o'clock and the commis sion reassembled an hour later. The proceedings were in the nature of a general consultation regarding the matter of payment for coal mined, and all of those present expressed their viewsi in response to questions, propounded by members of the com mission. Mr. Mitchell, of course, was. among those who talked at consid erable length. Assisted by his disr trict lieutenant, he expounded in de tail the position which the Mine Workers' union lias taken in urging the' payment on the basis of the weight of coal before being taken from the miners and representatives oi the corporate interests similarly answered interrogatories, designed by the commission to make clear cer tain points involved in the case about which some of the members have been in doubt. Iowan Recovers Damages from China Onawa., Ia., March 6.—Charles A. An derson has received notice that his claim, filed with the state department at Washington against the govern ment of China, has been allowed and judgment rendered in his- favor for $5,443.. This claim was -made for the death of Anderson's two sisters, mis sionaries residing in Mongolia prov ince, China, and who were killed by Boxers during the uprising three years ago. Refuses Membership In Cluh. New Haven, Conn., March 6.—Pres ident Roosevelt has declined an invita tion to become an honorary member of the Boys' club, of this city, which is run in connection with the Y. M. C. A. He wrote he had no time to give to membership in the organization, and he never joined a club of this kind unless he had time to give to it. Population of Sew York. Ne.w York, March 6.—According to the report of President Lederle, of the health board, based on figures com piled bV his inspectors, the population of New York is 3,732,903, divided as fol lows: Manhattan, 1,917,670 Brook lyn, 1,291,597 The Bronx, 268,341 Queens, 182,681, and Richmond, 72,608. Tnrkey Wants Powder. Constantinople, March 6.—The min istry of 'war is negotiating with a German firm for a large supply of smokeless powder. A number of "re servists belonging to the Third army corps have been ordered^ to join their regiments. Would Subsidise Large Families. Harrisburg, Pa., March 6. Mr. Blumle, of Cameron county, the fa ther of 11 children, introduced in the house Thursday a bill to subsidize large families, and to provide for gold medals for mothers of large fam ilies. A Rome Appointment. New York, March 6.—Accotding to information received here, Rev. Wil liam G. Murphy, of this city, has been chosen by the authorities in Rome as vice rector of the American college there. Leaves Rome for Washington. Rome, March 6.—Rev. Dennis R. O'Connell, rector of the Catholic uni versity at Washington, started for the United States Thursday by way of Paris. v. j»SBSaSSSt .V .. Wi "V.