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r»f- V , l. : •I m gs ,, —. $1.00 PEU YEAR. RATHDRUM, IDAHO, FRIDAY, MARCH 27. 1903. VOLUME VIII. NUMBER 50. uo D pion FROM ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHE8. CULLED is on day has lege, 9, York St. sary the has of veto A Review of Happenings In Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, Historical, Political and Personal Events Tersely Told. Congressman Charles J. Former Boatuer of Louisiana is dead. William J. Bryan spent his birthday recently serving on a jury in the dis tritt couru Mont Pelee volcano, on the island of Martinique, clouds of reddish smoke. Count Boni de Castelaine, accompa nied by the countess, was received by President Roosevelt recently. There was a sharp earthquake shock, accompanied by subterranean noises, at La Union, Mexico, recently. The entire plant of the Jennings (Mich.) Iron and Engine works wa3 burned recently. Loss, $50,000. Very Rev. F'redrick William Farrar, dean of Canterbury since 1895, died recently in London in his 72d year. Hamilton Fish, recently appointed assistant treasurer of the United States at New York, took the oath of oliice recently. Col. John R. Gieven, aged 85, a Mex ican war veteran, formerly on editor in St. Louis and later in Davenport, Iowa, is dead. The Union Pacific has let contracts to the extent of $10,000,000, chiefly for double tracking the main line from Omaha to Ogden. Some of the Roman Catholic mis sionaries in north China are arming their missions because of the fear ol further Boxer uprisings. At Halifax, N. S., a plot to permit emigrants suffering from disease to es cape into the United States is believ ed to have come to light. At Lorain, Ohio, the strike of the American shipbuilding plant, involving about 1500 men, inaugurated several weeks ago, has been settled. Captain C. W. Hacket, a veteran of the civil war and one of the most prom inent wholesale hardware men in the west, died at St. Paul recently. At Paducah. Ky., robbers recently blew open the vault in the deposit bank of Bardwell and secured in the neighborhood of $5000. The robbers escaped. Rev. Edward Clark, foster father ol Rev. FTancis E. Clark, D. D., founder of the society of Christian Endeavor, is dead of old age. Mr. Clark was born in 1820. Ernest Lyon, the new minister to Liberia, was presented to the president recently by Senator McComas of Mary land. Lyon, who is a negro, will leave at once for his post. At Des Moines, Iowa, James Burns, accused of the murder of Jerry Cor coran, was found guilty of murder in the first degree and life imprisonment was recommended. Marcus B. Raun, editor of the Aus tria-Hungarian Gazette of New York, has been appointed a special immi gration inspector to go abroad to ex amine into immigration conditions. A summons has been issued for Mrs. Hetty Green, reputed to be the wealthi est woman in the United States, to ap pear before Recorder Stanton and ex plain why she has failed to obtain a aog license for her pet terrier. Two wagons have been found five miles north of Atlanta, Ga., containing eight or more dead bodies. Investiga tion by the authorities developed that me bodies were being sent out of town by a medical college for interment. ' Five men of the crew of the tug Pilot of Philadelphia were drowned in a collision between the tug and the steamship Winifred, in the Delaware river off Marcus Hook, Pa., recenuy. The remaining three members of the crew were saved. Nathan M. Halleck, president of the Mechanics' National bank of Middle town, N. Y., died suddenly at Los An geles, Cal. He was on an extended pleasure trip. Mr. Hallock was veteran of the civil war, and had re ceived a special medal from congress for bravery in service. The handsome residence of the Hum bert. family on the Avenue de la Grand Armee, Paris, which was the scene of its triumph and eventual downfall fol lowing the discovery of the empty safe, was sold at auction recently to satisfy the creditors of the Humberts, brought $64,400. Robert Stokes and his wife öf Port land, Ore., were found dead on the floor of their cabin, a few miles from Booneville, Cal., by a brother of Stokes, who lives some distance from their cabin. He heard two shots and commenced an investigation which resulted in the finding of the bodies of his brother and sister in law with bullets through their bodies. The case is shrouded in mystery. Treasurer Harry Niedlinger of the Marguerita Sylva company, in Milwau kee, was robbed of cash and notes amounting in all to about $3000 recent ly, the money having been taken from beneath his head while he slept. A member of the company who slept with Mr. Niedlinger is missing and is suspected of the theft. At Cripple Creek, Col., the strike situation is rapidly assuming an acute phase and there is every indication that every mine in the district, with the exception of the Woods and the Portland companies, will be closed down. Miss Zeralda McVickers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McVickers of Sumpter, Ore., shot and killed herself at the family home recently. The is dlscnarging dense pany new stock tho the who ed to dy vate' ler of Two of ern ance first had fore in and who at two pot la. a & 9 of a It youug lauy » ua aiuue at tue ume and uo motive loi- tue ueeu is Known, ifiuwatu uooaricn, wno ucmeved no toriety some time ago ab tue ex-cnam pion üi'oncnu buster of the west, incidentally won $ioûü by nuiug a Heretofore Cl lit! unmanageable througn Main street, Billings, Mont., is in serious truuule, he having been arrested at Helena on the charge 01 adultery. The third consecutive daily wreck on the Rocky Mountain division of the Northern Pacific occurred last Mon day near Weeksville, Mont, a small station eight miles west of Missoula. Governor McBride of Washington, has appointed Senator J. P. Sharp of Ellensburg a member of the board of regents of the state agricultural col lege, vice H. W. Canfield of Colfax, resigned, for the term ending March 9, 1905. It is considered certain in New York that the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul will have to extend to the Pacific coast. This is made neces sary to recover traffic lost through the control of the Burlington by the James J. Hill merger lines. Governor McBride of Washington has filed the bill "Providing for the assessment and taxation of mining claims and improvements thereon and of the net proceeds of mines" with a veto attached. horse vides per the in 10 been get only ges that hour A to three tors tions, of No re of fol the $5000 of be and orders, case the from A slept is acute with the of The motives In use Whitaker Wright is still in Jail. The Guggenheim Exploration com pany increases its stock $6,500,000, to 317,000,000, offering it at par and .seeping $4,000,000 in the treasury. The new capital will be partly used in acquiring Coeur d'Aiene mines. The stock does not yet pay dividends, as tho earnings have heretofore been spent on the property. More than $6000 is the price put on the heads of the trio of highwaymen who murdered a passenger and wound ed three others in a desperate attempt to hold up a Santa Monica car. United States Consul General Gow dy has succeeded in locating in a pri vate' sanitarium in Paris Moses Fow ler Chase of Lafayette, Ind., whose whereabouts have been the subject of a diligent search for several years. Two French physicians examined the vouth and pronounced him Incurably insane. place ing. nize tors the the ings fect. coal It coal men by their the rates PICKPOCKETS AT SPOKANE. Their Victims Lose Nearly $2000— Over $500 in Cash. Spokane, March 28.—Pickpockets "tore off" three victims in Spokane Thursday, to the extent of $1840. Two of the hauls were made at the North ern Pacific depot, and one at Great Northern depot. Of the amount stolen, only $535 was in cash, the bal ance being in drafts and notes. George Proctor, a Dakotan, was the first victim. He came in on morning Northern Pacific train, and had scarcely gotten off the train be fore his pockets were picked of $275 in cash and three notes for $125, $100 and $50 respectively. H, H. Ames of Hutchinson, Minn., who came in on the same train with Proctor, also had his pockets picked at the depot. He lost $35 in cash and two New York drafts for $100 each. Both Proctor and Ames say there was quite a crowd in the depot, and they have no idea who went through them. John O'Conner reported that he had been robbed at the Great Northern de pot while waiting for an eastbound train to take him back to Danbury, la. He says he lost $225 in cash and a certificate of deposit for $634.99. The victims in each instance were homeseekers. the the bor that due 1, in 1, the Hold-Ups Took $500. North Yakima, Wash., March 27 — The store of the Bickner Mercantile & Trading company at Mabton was robbed of $500 by two robbers. About 9 o'clock at night two men walked Into the store and commanded Mr. Bick ner, who was alone, to throw up his hands. He complied and at the point of a revolver was commanded to open the safe, which was locked. He hesi tated a moment, but the robbers threatened to shoot him if he did not comply. He then turned the combina tion. One man stood over him with a revolver while the other went through the safe. In which they found the The robbers then disappeared a money, in the darkness. Packer* Fined $5000. Jefferson City. Mo., March 23.—The Armour, Cudahy, Swift, Hammond and the Schwarzschild & Sulzberger paok companies, the nve defendants in "" ,r ' r ïr?Mf. r °o U arï t .g , .l»ï attorney general of Missouri 8 ZeS $ b 50 e 00 C e°a m cn in the Missouri supreme court and orfiered to pay the costs of the case, which amount to Unless the fines and costs afe within 30 days the defendants will ousted from the state, so the court ing the It paid Fire in Philadelphia. Philadelphia, March fires in the northwestern section of the city caused a loss aggregating $ 175 , 000 . The greatest damage curred at the morocco works of Coey, Costello & Co., on Orthodox street Bridesburg. The loss Is estimated at $ 100 , 000 . . 24.—Three oc Both Guilty. Boise. Idaho, March 26 ,-The slot machine is a gambling device, and those who drop nickels In the slots guilty of a misdemeanor as well those owning or operating the ® the opinion of Attorney Gen are as This is eral Bagley. loaded Into lake schoon rate of 7000 tons an hour. Ore is now ers at the In Japan 4P0 out of about 1200 loco are American. ceived ley cuss pany of THEIR REPORT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THE PUBLIC. Miners Get 10 Per Cent Raise—Eight Hours a Day's Work—Provides for Board of Conciliation—Union Not Recognized—Operators Condemned for' Refusing to Arbitrate at First. on view. ed I In the been after not tne the nual for $4.50 ask the scale more best three the first The report of the anthracite com mission has been made public. It pro vides in general an increase of 10 per cent in the rate of wages paid to the contract miners and a reduction in the hours per day of the other mine workers. Water hoisting engineers will work hereafter in eight-hour shifts with a 10 per cent increase, where they have been working heretofore in such shifts. Other- engineers and pumpmen will get a 5 per cent increase. Firemen will have eight-hour shifts only without an increase. Other mine workers are to be paid the same wa ges on the basis of an eight-hour day that they have been receiving for 10 hour service. A board of conciliation is provided to settle disputes arising out of any misinterpretation or application of the commission's awards. It consists of three members selected by the opera tors and three by the miners' organiza tions, and umpire to be chosen in case of disagreement by one of the circuit judges of the Third judicial district. No strikes or lock-outs are to take place while such adjudication is pend ing. The commission declines to recog nize the United Mine Workers of America as such by compelling opera tors to enter into an agreement with the organization, but modifies this in the manner above stated, and by pro viding the organization shall have a hand-in the machinery where the find ings of the commission are put in ef fect. cüma the time feet of ter It of G. of The third demand of the miners that coal be paid by weight wherever prac ticable is refused, the commission re fusing to make an obligatory decision. It declined to fix a standard ton where coal ts paid for by weight, and from imposing on the owners of collieries, where coal is now mined by car, any obligation to pay by weight. It fs necessary, therefore, that check weigk men shall be employed when requested by a majority of the contract minei'E. their wages to be paid on the miners' sliding scale. Wages are provided whereby the miners may increase their earnings according to the increase in the market price of coal above the rates awarded, being in all cases the minimum. There shall be no discrimination against any workman because membership or non-membership in la bor organizations, nor shall there be interference by union men with non unionists, force until March 31, 1906. Particular stress is laid on the fact that the findings are unanimous. The entire report requires 87 printed pages, 50,000 words. One chapter reviews the losses oc casioned by the strike, which aggre gate approximately $ 100,900,000. amount of increase under the award due for work done between November 1, 1902, and April 1, 1903, is dealt with separate clause, which provides ■ ■I Awards shall continue In The in a that It shall be paid on or before June 1, 1903. One interesting chapter in the sum is that of the condition of the mi The commission finds the contention Is not fully justified that the wages paid are insufficient to main tain an American standard of living. During the last 20 years there has steady improvement In the The social conditions a mary ner's life. an it been a miner's home. good and the percentage of churches Is above the average. The wages of the anthracite miners not lower than those paid the bitu The average dally are are minous workers. _ of earnings compares favorably with other industries requiring equal skill and training. The annual earn of the contract miners are be Mining rate ings tween $550 and $600 a year, should, however, be classed as a dan industry, ranking with the most gerous hazardous. Regarding lawlessness the report says the governor was justified in call ing out troops, but that the mine work whole was well dis in iU~~ ««' I*« •"« hnvpo(t as immoral, anti social, cruel and cowardly where applied to defense the to afe 1 less women and children. the blacklist Is equally bad be frowned down by all It says and should honorable men. It condemns the practice of employ ing deputies upon request and at the of the employers. It irritates expense the men, secures the service of many unprincipled persons and is against doctrine that the county and state abundantly able to prß of at the officers are serve the peace and protect property. employment of coal and Iron police is unwise. The commission can not recommend compulsory arbitration. think, however, that federal government should machinery for what may be oc The the It does state and provide — _ called a compulsory investigation contentions when they arise. It condemns the operators In not agreeing to arbitration at first, commission could not see its way make a concession. slot and slots well Gen of The to the presi New York.—When seen dents of the operating coal roa^s re fused to discuss the fini g . « hour. loco President Truesdale of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western was the only president found who said he had re ceived a copy. President Thomas of the Lehigh Val ley said he could not undertake to dlB cuss the matter until he had read the report. George F. Baer, president of the Philadelphia & Reading Railway com pany declined to discuss the award of the strike commission. A Detroit, Mich.—"The decision of the anthracite coal strike commission is on the whole a decided victory for the miners, and I am pleased with it," said President John Mitchell of the United Mineworkers of America, in an Inter view. "The anthracite miners of Penn sylvania have reason to be much pleas ed with the commission's award, and I am sure they are," he added. In reply to a question as to whether the miners were given as much as had been hoped for, Mr. Mitchell answered, after an instant's deliberation, "I do not care to say." "The most Important feature of the award," he continued, "is, of course, tne increase of 10 per cent given to the miners. This will result In an an nual increase in the wages of 140,000 anthracite miners of Pennsylvania of $6,000,000. The sliding scale provided for by the commission is very satis factory, inasmuch as a minimum of $4.50 per ton is fixed. With white ask coal at $5.50 per ton at tidewater, the increase provided in the sliding scale will be equivalent to 20 per cent more in the miners' wages." Prospect of Bonus. Shamokin, Pa., March 24.—Coal operators of this vicinity at an in formal meeting have decided that the best plan In reference to paying the mineworkers back wages since No vember 1, awarded by the strike com mission was to divide the amount into three parts and add each amount to the three ensuing regular paydays, the first of which will fall due on March 30. uoidup zer. toad line just suit A. other lieved killed. ed car. at mile came aeavy tney up,' the was to later, more dre. als ileve fire. oft the there into bers at ing bers of WASHINGTON ITEM8. Conductors and gripmen of the Ta cüma Street Car Company went on a strike Sunday morning. The funeral of the late S. S. GUdden, the Spokane banker, was held Monday afternoon from the family residence in Spokane. For the first time in the history of Tacoma the gambling * houses are closed, and closed for good. "Deep Creek" Jones was recently appointed by Governor McBride a member of the state board of control. The law requiring saloons to remain closed 011 Sundays was observed at Vancouver last Sunday for the first time in a number of years. A monster snow and land slide, 300 feet wide, carried away the Spokane Falls & Northern railroad bridge at Hendricks' cut last week. The bridge spanned the Columbia river. Officers of the First National Bank of Clarkston, which has just been or ganized, have received the bank char ter from the comptroller of currency. It is said the bank will be opened for business about May 1. Brigadier General Frederick R. Fun ston has arrived at Vancouver bar racks, where he will assume command of the department of the Columbia, re lieving General George M. Randall, who has been ordered to the Philip pines. New station agents on the Rocky Mountain division of the Northern Pa cific have been announced as follows: G. F. Mapes, Hope, Idaho; A. Duflleld, Burke, Idaho; F. A. Brown, Rathdrum, Idaho; W. Lemoine, Florence, Mont., and G. C. Burke, Stevensvtlle, Mont. The game law passed by the last leg islature is more complicated than any of its predecessors, for the reason that effort was made to suit the condi tions of every county. Sportsmen who have examined the new law pronounce can of the of for ber to 111 an it satisfactory. The Seattle grand jury has voted to indict Justice T. H. Cann and Police Judge George of Seattle precinct, ac cused of malfeasance In office in their failure to take steps to suppress gam bling and other vices tolerated by tho present administration. D. A. Brodie, chief of the Puyallup experiment station, has received a commission from the department of ag riculture at Washington, D. C., to re port at once to St. Louis, Mo., to take charge of an exhibit to be made next year by the bureau of plant Industry. One of the largest real estate deals made in the Palouse country was of be call dis •"« ever closed at Colfax last week. By its terms 8 O 0 O acres of land in Whitman and Garfield counties, Washington, and Latah county, Idaho, have been sold and a vast sum of eastern money brought into that country. Governor McBride has filed the gen eral appropriation bill, after paring it down in the amount of $77,309.73. In addition to this he vetoed the section of the Portland fair bill that appropri ates $50,000 and disapproved in their entirety seven other bills carrying ap propriations, thus reaucing the burden the general fund of the state in the grand total of $399,960.12. Only one other bill making an appro priation now remains In the gover nor's hands. It Is the tax commission bill and carries $15,000. If this Is not vetoed the appropriations of the eighth legislature will aggregate $2.407,459.84 the general fund and $706,892.92 on special funds. bad all the state prß on Iron be the not on of Tax Bill Vetoed. Olympia, Wash., March 26.—Gover McBride has filed nis veto of the tax commission bill in which he scores the eighth legislature by intimation as untrue to the people and party pledges and subservient to private Interests. The nor to presi __ re ^ PennS yivania hotelkeeper was fin ee nts f SWBar i ng at his servanl Built the Wash. City, A yard could tion men built on The from The men. thigh it ing ner men may THUG8 KILL ONE AND WOUND TWO IN 8TREET CAR ROBBERY. A General Fight Took Place Between Passengers and Thieves—It Is Be lieved One Robber Was Killed— Story of the Episode Told by C. A. Henderson, a Passenger. Los Angeles, Cal., March 23.—A uoidup of an electric car on the Santa Monica line that for desperate daring surpassed the deed ot Bui ae aud Met zer. who successfully robbed a car toad of passengers on the Pasadeua line a month ago, occurred at night just outside the city limits. As a re suit of the fight that fdllowed betweeu passengers and highwaymen, George A. Griswold was shot dead and two other passengers wounded. It is be lieved one of the highwaymen was killed. Information of the holdup first reach ed the police through Charles A. Hen derson, who was a passenger on the car. He tells the following story: "The car left F'ourth and Broadway at 9:05 p. m., for Santa Monica. At concord street, about a quarter of a mile outside the city limits, the cat came to a standstill because of some obstructions across the rails. No zooner had it stopped than three men appeared, all wearing masks and with aeavy revolvers in their hands, which tney trained upon the carload of pas sengers. 'Hands up, everybody hands up,' called out the highwaymen. 1 noticed that their guns were trained o a the passengers standing, and as i was seated I thought 1 was safe in making some move. "I shifted my revolver from my hip to an overcoat pocket, and a moment later, when one of the men was not more than five feet away, I opened dre. I fired four shots point blank at als breast. The man fell, and I be ileve he is mortally wounded. Imme diately the other two highwaymen, seeing their companion fall, opened fire. A regular fusilade of shots fol lowed. "I went across the car and jumped oft the opposite side and ran across the field to the road. There I ran across a horse and buggy tied to a fence. I supposed it had been left there by the highwaymen. I jumpen into the buggy and drove back tc town." During the fight between the rob bers and passengers the motormai turned on the current and made a run at the obstructions on the track, throw ing them aside and leaving the rob bers behind. The car proceeded to hanta Monica. The entire police and detective force of the city are out in search of the highwaymen. ber the to It the of MR8. MAYBRICK TO BE RELEASED Announcement Made That She Will Be Free Next Year. Mrs. Florence Maybrlck, the Ameri can woman who was convicted at Liverpool in 1889 on the charge ol poisoning her husband, James May urick, by arsenic, and whose sentenoe of death was commuted to penal ser vitude for life, will be released in 1904. The announcement comes from the home office, which authorize her Washington lawyers to use the fact of her release next year as a reason for securing the postponement of the trial of the lawsuits bearing on the prisoner's interest In land In Ken tucky, Virginia and West Virginia. Mrs. Maybrlck, who was Miss Flor ence Elizabeth Chandler and a mem ber of a well known and prosperous southern family, was married July 27, 1881, in St. James' church, Piccadilly, to James Maybrlck of Liverpool. She was then 18 years old, vivacious and beautiful and a social favorite. Her husband was 34 years old. In the spring of 1889 Mr. Maybrlck became 111 and In a few days he died. His brothers investigated his death and charged Mrs. Maybrlck with the mur der of her husband. A long trial fol lowed and a number of doctors swore Mr. Maybrick died of arsenical poison ing. The defense proved that for 20 years Mr. Maybrlck had been a con firmed arsenic eater and that he dally took doses that would have killed a dozen ordinary men. Mrs. Maybrick was eventually sentenced to death by the jufge, Sir Fltzjames Stephen, who spoke for two days in charging the and who said it was Impossible to a ag re its gen it In ap the not on jury for them to find her guilty in the face of the medical evidence. He died some time later In a mad house. Had she not been able to testify In the suit pending In the United States, Mrs. Maybrick and her mother would have lost all title and interest in large tracts of lands situated In Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia. Coal Strike Continues. Rossland, B. C., March 26.—A spe The miners' clal from F'emie says: vote here turned down the settlement approved of by the executive of district unions, No. 7, of Western Federation of Miners. The vote is reported as 168 to 20. Michel voted and by a close majority agreed to the terms, while Morrissey yesterday pronounced itself almost as decidedly as did Fernie. Many of the English speaking miners here did not vote at all. the as Coast Wheat Report. Portland, Ore—Walla Walla, 74® 75c; bluestem, 84c; valley, 78c. Tacoma.—Unchanged ; 81c; club, 70c. To support a delusion Is to court de feat. bluestem, fin TWO WAITER8 ARfc DEAD. Built Coal Fire in Boxcar—8uffocatea and Burned. Ellensburg, Wash., March 23.—Two numan lives were sacriiiced In the Northern Pacific railroad yards at this station Sunday night, as a result 01 the carelessness of the victims. The dead: Michael Hunt, waiter, of Tacoma, Wash. Frank McCiuskey, waiter, of Lake City, Ore. A refrigerator car standing in the yard was discovered on fire. It was quickly switched to where the fire could be extinguished, and an inspec tion of the car revealed two dead nodies badly burned. The conditions showed that the two men bad gone into the car for a night's sleep, had procured coal and built a fire In a tin can, lying down on either side .of the can to sleep. The car being air tight, the fumes from the coal had smothered them The floor of the car took fire and communicated to the clothing of the men. The arm of one man was burned completely off near the elbow and the thigh of the other badly burned. Papers were found in the pockets identifying one as Michael Hunt, a member of the cooks and waiters union of Tacoma; the other, Frank McCloskey, a member of the cooks and waiters' union at Lake City, Ore. One of the men had been Been aoout town for a couple of days past, it is supposed they were cooks look ing for employment. The Jury ren dered a verdict of "death by asphyxia tlon." The remains are in charge o( Undertakers Scott & Cameron. Coro ner Felch communicated with the unions mentioned and found that both men were in good standing and through them the homes of the men may be discovered. • 1 i a tc to er • us iuat and are oe is rived from ed ilood able the ish wiL LABOR UNIONS ARE TRU8TS. According to Belief Expressed by John Mitchell. Huntington, W. va., March 24.— Coal operators, laboring people, pro fessional men and bankers, to the num ber of more than 2Q0, crowded about the front ot a local hotel here today to listen to an open air address by John Mitchell, president of the United Mine workers, on the subject of strikes. His remarks were directed almost entirely to the situation in West Virginia at this time. He said in part: "The capital and labor question de mands the' serious attention and In vestigation of the American people It is the paramount subject of the American thinking people, and all chimeras and theories must bow before the great facts pressing for solution and setlement. I am not an advocate of strikes, but there are times when they are necessary to clinch the argu ment of truth in the interests of the laboring people of this country. Strikes are a feature of civilization, and they are merely a means to an end In the great social evolution that is now con fronting the American, countries and states have no strikes; they are unknown there. Strikes are the sledge hammers that weld the con necting links of labor and capital and make the endless chain of prosperity. We want a better understanding be tween employer and employe, and we come with oherlngs of peace. The la bor unions are trusts just like your doctors' trusts, the ministers' trusts and the money trust, only we call those associations corporations, while we style ourselves unions. There is civilization without labor; there can be no progress without this potent factor, and why should we not protect and settlement. I am not an advocate and foster the interests of such an Im portant element In our national pro gress? "We desire an amicable settlement of the pressing questions of the labor movement In West Virginia, c and every fair means will be employed by the United Mineworkers to bring about this happy result." of by a Barbarous at ol in her the the 27, She and Her the His and mur fol 20 con dally a by who the no a Trade Report. BradBtreet's report of trade last week says: Excessive moisture In the form ol rains and floods, or of mereftj heavy bad roads, is an apparent drawback to distributive trade. Over against. this, nowever, is to be placed an improve ment In jobbing trade at some leading western centers, a shade better than heretofore reported In collections, a perceptible easing off of the car short trouole and increased strength In the Iron and steel trades. There is even some, though perhaps more ap parent than real, improvement In the labor situation, some strikes having been avoided or settled, but labor dis tendent J. P. O'Brien on the subject of turbance is still a possibly unsettled feature, especially in the building The next two weeks will see age face died In large trades. applied the test of demand In retail lines. Gross railway earnings for the first half of March show an aggregate gain over last year of fully 12 per cent. Wheat (Including flour) exports for the week ended March 19 aggregate 2,395,598 bushels. Wheat exports since July 1 aggregate 170,048,528 bushels. Business failures for the week end ing March 19 number 194, In Canada for the week failures spe as close while itself Fernie. miners number 14. Von Holleben to Return. Berlin, March 23.—Dr. Von Holle ben, the German ambassador, will re turn to Washington to present to the president his letter of recall, probably not later than May. Minister von Sternberg, according to the govern ment's intention, will succeed him to tbe ambassadorship. A corn on the toe of a Philadelphia mam caused his death. 74® de MISSISSIPPI RIVER FULLING FLOOD CONDITIONS BECOMING • BRIGHTER—WORST IS OVER. Levees North and South of Memphis, Tenn., are Holding Splendidly— Railroads Soon to Be Open—Many Refugees Being Cared for—Govern ment Furnished Tents. Memphis, Tenn., March 23.—The riv er continues slowly to fall at this noun, the gauge registering 39.6 feet. • us ilood conditions are becoming urighter, and it is generally accepted iuat the worst is over. Reports from the levees, both north and south of Memphis, are that they are holding splendidly. The railroads west of the river will oe open for traffic by Wednesday, it is believed. More refugees have ar rived from the south, and are being taken care of by the authorities. The shipment of tents by the government from Jefferson ville, Ind., is expected soon, and a refuge camp will be pitch ed with ample accommodations for all ilood sufferers. Reports from Natchez state that, while the weather has been most favor able for effective levee work, it was found necessary to send more men to the Sycamore levee in Concordia par ish in Louisiana. Tnere has not been enough sunshine to dry out the earth wiL -which the men have to work. The fears of the people have been In creased by the continued rise in the river, and, though'the levee men and engineers contend that Sycamore will hold, old timers who have experienced High waters are skeptical, as heavy pressure is yet to come. The Natchez tauge reads 49.3, a rise of .2 In the past 24 hours, and rising. by to at In all the the are con and be we la call is Im pro the GEN. FUNSTON AMU8ED. Dr. Parkhurst Accuses Him of Deceit and Treachery. Portland, Ore., March 26.—"I am disposed to feel amused rather than of fended at the eruption of this man Parkhurst, in New York, last Sunday," .aid Brigadier General Frederick Fun ston to a reporter, when asked for a statement in reply to the utterances of the well known divine, wherein he charged that General Funston's cap ture of Agulnaldo was accomplished by "deceit and treachery; violating ,the laws of war, the laws of hospitality and the laws of God." "1 laughed when I read the dis patch," continued the general, "but I shall not lend dignity to his effusion by offering a reply. I had supposed all along, until 1 saw his name in print last night that Parkhurst was in the pound, but it seems he is still at large. Evidently Parkhurst hasn't raided any . dance halls lately, and he wants to at tract public attention to himself by jumping on me, In the hope that 1 will answer him. But he needn't worry about that. I won't bother him. He is blowing off steam, and it he enjoys it, let him keep It up," and then, after a moment's meditation, the hero of the Philippines looked up and said:' "I notice the newspapers haven't been saying much about Parkhurst lately. I suppose this irritates him and he is taking a shot at me as a bid for public notice." IRISH TO OWN EMERALD ISLE. Wyndham's Bill Pave* the Way to That Reform. London.—The Irish secretary, Mr. Wyndham, has Introduced the govern ment's long anticipated Irish land bill in the house of commons. It proposes a free grant of $60,000,000 for the pur poses of the bill. Tenants are to pay 3 1-4 per cent interest on loans from the government. Mr. Wyndham said he thought the scheme would not In volve $500,000,000,but that $750,000,000 could safely be advanced on Irish land. The advances to tenants are limited 10 $2500 in the congested districts and $5000 elsewhere. The bill also pro vides that untenanted farms and graz ing lands shall be sold to neighboring tenants, and that three commission ers, to be known as estate commission ers, shall supervise the sales. The names of the three commissioners are Michael Flnucane, secretary to the government of Bengal, revenue, gen eral Frederick Wrench, now one of the Irish land commissioners, and William F. Bailey, one of the assistant com missioners on the IriBh land question. They will be under the control of the lord lieutenant of Ireland. The bill will become effective November 12. last ol to this, than a In is ap the dis of see and statistical departments ; Miss Barton Deposed. Washington, March 26.—The board of trustees of the American Red Cross society have decided to depose Clara Barton from active work in the asso ciation and to appoint Rear Admiral Van Reypen, surgeon general of the navy, as her successor. Miss Barton will be given the office of honorary president for Jlfe. retail the per for since end Missouri Appropriate* $10,000. Jefferson City, Mo., March 26.—The legislature has appropriated $10,000 for a state exhibition at the Lewis and Clark exposition at Portland, Ore., In 1906. Holle re the von govern to W. E. Smith Disappears. Boise, Ida., March 28.—News reach ed here from Roosevelt that W. E. Smith, a well known miner, had dis appeared, and fears are entertained that he has perished. A mine near pnoeutx. Art*., disap peared a week after the shaft had bon sunk.