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The Professional World.
RUFUS L. LOGAN, 8. S. D.
Editor.
REJECT THE MINE SCALE
DEADLOCK OVER DEMANDS OF
COLLIERS.
Operators Reject Every Proposition
Advanced in Behalf of the Work
t'i'8, and Issue is Referred to Sub
committee and Back to the Joint
Conference Indications Point to
Prolonged Struggle Over Issue.
Indianapolis. Ind . Fell. 5. The
mine opcrnlors and mine workers. In
a secret session of the joint wale com
mittee, today disagreed upon every
iropo.dlion submitted iy the miners,
and the whole matter was referred for
discussion to the open joint conference
hold this afternoon.
Operntors Reject Scale.
There Hie operators voted unani
mously against the scale proposition
offered by the miners, and the whole
matter was finally re ferred back to the
joint committee.
President .Mitchell argued in behalf
of the miners, and Frank L. Robbing
represent! (1 the operators.
All Propositions Vot'd Down.
On motion of Delegate Reese of
iowa the scale was taken up seriatim
and action, and each of the seven prop
ositions was voted down by the opera
tors, it became plain that the opera
tors will not grant the scale asked by
the miners.
The failure to "set together" in
joint conference, as well as In the de
liberations of tin; joint, scale commit
tee will lead to a reference of the (lis--pitted
'questions to the sub-scale com
mittee of the operators and miners and
prolongation of the conference.
Railway Strike Imminent.
Cumberland. Mil.. Feb. 4 It is relia
bly stated that a general strike of the
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen,
conductors, engineers and firemen of
the Baltimore & Ohio, especially along
the Pittsburg division, is imminent. The
above information comes from promin
ent members of one of the local broth
erhoods, who said the different brother
hoods had been notified this morning
that President Lores of the Baltimore &
Ohio had refused to recognize the above
brotherhoods, giving his reason that
the road was now under the control of
a. different company.
GIRL STEALS FROM MOTHER.
New York Ingenue Pilfers from
Home to Buy Presents for
Sweetheart.
New York. Feb. 4. When Mrs. Mar
garet Colgan of 210 East Thirty-eighth
street, a widow, went to her bureau to
get $7 which she had saved for the rent,
it was gone. She told her 13-year-old
daughter. Minnie, that they would he
dispossessed, and the girl began to cry.
She ronfessed later that she had stolen
the money and had bought two silver
watches, one for her sweetheart. 8-year-old
Johnny Burke, who lives next door,
and the other for herself.
Mrs. Colgan told the police. A detec
tive went with her to the jeweler who
had sold the watches, and he tool; them
back and returned the $7 he had re
ceived. So. Mrs. Colgan will not bo dis
possessed. HIGH PRICE FOR A HEIFER.
Black Cap Judy Sells for $6,300 in
Chicago, Surpassing- All Pre
! jf ceding- Marks.
Chicago. Fell 1. The Aberdeen-Angus
heifer, "Black Cap Judy," was sold
at auction at the stock yards this af
ternoon to C. P. Gardner of Blandins
ville. 111., for $0,300. This makes the
female record price for all breeds since
1S73 a, Missie, a short horn heifer, sell
ing for $0,000 in Chicago on Dec. 5
last. The previous high record on an
Angus was $2,800.
MEETS DEATH FROM COL'D
Body of Well-Known Wisconsoi Con
tractor Found Froai"
Near Melleny''
Ashland. Wis., Fob.,Y The body of
Patrick Corrlgan, a well known con
tractor and loggerfor Mineral Lake, was
found today nenrMollen. Corrlgan had
been missing aimce Sunday. It is sup
posed he styrcumbed to the intensely
cold weatheJ and was frozen to death.
There wer no marks of violence upon
the body
WILL INVITE THE PRESENT.
Chicago Clubs Hold Joint Meeting
- and Decide to Ask Him to
Visit City.
Chicago. Feb. 4. A joint Invitation,
to President Roosevelt to visit Chicago
was decided upon tonight at a meeting
of the committees representing the
Hamilton. Lincoln and Marquette clubs.
No definite time was named, but it Is
understood the president will not be
:l:!c ta come west before fall.
Cuban Reciprocity.
Washington. Fell. 4. Representa
tives brock and Lonr; of I lit ways
and means committee called on Prosi
lc".t Boorcveii. today and disci'.s.sci!
villi him the qurf-tion of Cuban reci
proeitv. It. Wd rtateil todiy by a Re
publican member of the commit Ice
that there little further doubt that
the conrnllU'c would report home
mraeuro i:f Cuban reciprocity. Ai:
oiler i in:l.iT c.vnri vr.-tl the conviction
that tli tv.tr of reduction would be
about. 0 or " percnt. Other members
Ot t!;e eiv.mnluee insist tb.nl the mini!;;
of Hi". rul i',!c.;nbcrfl are rtill open, and
defirit.' ("ivicl jsiona as to the course of
the roir.nl" c.e are not yet v.nn 'tr.totl.
CONNECTICUT TOWN SWEPT BY
BLAZE CAUSING LOSS OF
f 2, 500,000.
BUSINESS CENTER HARD HIT.
Smouldering Ruins and Debris Mark
Site of One Hundred Buildings
Razed by Flames.
Waterbury, Conn., Feb. 3. There Is a
very Btrong suspicion that the fire
which completely destroyed the Scovell
house was the work of an incendiary.
The fire originated In the pool and bil
liard room In the basement. The room
was locked, and no one was supposed
to be there. No fire was kept in the
room, all the heat being supplied from
a boiler in another part of the build
ing. People in a Panic.
The lire came so close on the heels
of the big conflagration that the thott-
sanus of spectators who witnessed it
were thrown Ino a more complete panic
than the original lire caused. The
flames had only begun to die out along
the bank, and on Grand and South Main
streets, when the flames leaped up
ward, as if by magic, and the people
feared the city was doomed after all.
The tire burned far into the day, and
was not extinguished entirely until
evening.
Scene of Desolation.
The scene about the citv today was
only a little less remarkable than that
of the previous evening. Thousands of
people stumbled around the icy streets.
and with the greatest difficulty were re
strained by the militia and police from
venturing within the danger lines. The
tangled network of wires' on the bank
and on South Main street greatly hin
dered the work of extinguishing the
last flames and clearing away the
wreckage.
A revised list of the losses and insur
ance is very difficult to obtain. Few-
know just what the loss was on their
buildings and stock. It is believed that
when the truth is known $4, 000,000 will
lie not far from the correct estimate.
Work of Rebuilding.
A remarkable feature of the fire was
undoubtedly the absence, so far as is
known, of the loss of life. Two men who
were asleep In the Scovell house were
reported missing, but both have been
located. Temporary quarters have been
secured by all the firemen. Many have
already telegraphed for new stock, and
will resume Immediately. The Ameri
can Publishing company is among the
heaviest losers, the building being en
tirely ruined, but the paper was issued
in abbreviated form tonight. There has
been more or less disorder about the
streets today, but the police are very
active and the militia is of great service
In handling the crowds.
Confusion Reigns.
The streets were piled with household
goods and strewn with small articles
thrown from the windows. Some of
tins property was confiscated by pass
ersby. but the amount of thieving was
small compared with the opportunities
offered by the confusion. The number
of injured was very small, and in all
but one or two cases the injuries are
slight. The streets are rapidly being
cleared.
Origin of the Fire.
The big fire originated in tin- up
holstering department on the third floor
of the store of the Reid & Hughes dry
goods company, and that store, as well
as many adjoining buildings, are in
ruins.
The first, building to catch from the
Reid & Hughes company store was a
tall structure to the westward, occupied
by the Salvation Army barracks and a
Turkish bath house. A moment or two
later the flames leaped back to the east
ward and across Bank street and wiped
out the Ryan and Fltzmauri.ce block.
Cannon & Webster's drug store, Davis'
cigar store and the store of J. B. Mai
lings & Sons. They burned rapidly
through to South Main street, jumped
across that street, shriveling the build
ings like paper.
Flames Sweep on.
At the same time the flames caught
the Masonic temple and traveled from
the Salvation Army building to the rear
of the Franklin house on Grand street,
and the entire block, consisting of sev
en or eight handsome five-story build
ings, with 30 tenants, and the large and
commodious headquarters of the Water
bury American were in ruins before
midnight.
In all about 100 business houses were
burned.
Militia on Guard.
During the night two of the com
panies of militia were called out, and
the city was practically placed under
martial law. The armory, city hall,
churches and other public buildings
have been turned into shelters for the
hundreds rendered homeless.
Fire Loss Reduced.
Waterbury, Conn., Feb. 3. Estimates
by experts tonight place the total loss
at close to $2,500,000.
Bavarian Loan.
Beilin. Feb. 3. Emperor William has
presented Count von Waldersee, form
erly commander-in-chief of the allied
forces in China, with a bronze cannon
captured in that country which was
cast under the supervision of Jesuit
missionaries in 17f0. In sending this
gift, the emperor wrote: "In cordial
recognition of your services performed
in China."
Priceless Treasures Scorched.
Chicago, Feb. 3. The garments worn
by the Egyptian kings when the pyr
amids were new, utensils from royal
homes that wove reduced to dust ages
before Rome rose, and Inscribed pottery
shaped by workmen who lived before
the days of Moses were threatened with
destruction bv a fire in the basement
of the Haskell museum of the Universi
ty of Chicago today.
Child Burns to Death.
Pjrkr.rnburg. Ya Feb. 3. In a fire
near the Wl.jo postonicc, Blanche, an
ir.f.int child of Thompson Clover, was
burned to death. Two other children
v.?ro p'ThapM fatally and Mr. and Mrs.
(Hover Kcrlomdy burned while trying to
:;cApe fra::i their hou;-e.
THE NEWS CONDENSED.
MATTERS OF INTEREST FROM
VARIOUS LOCALITIES.
General Happenings of the Past Few
Days Taken from the Wires and
Condensed to Suit Of Interest to
All Who Wish to Know What Has
Been Going On in This and Other
Countries.
Eighty-two new cases of smallpox
were reported In London Friday.
Seals of the dowager empress, obtain
ed In the loot of Pckln, sold at auction
In London for $1,930.
A railroad between Edlnburg and
Glasgow has been planned, with trains
running 117 miles an hour.
The National Wholesale Lumber
Dealers' association will meet at the
Auditorium hotel, Chicago, on March
5 and G.
The Atlantic hotel. Columbia office
building, and a block of stores were de
stroyed by fire at Norfolk, Va. Loss,
$500,000.
The Boer war debate in parliament
brought out the fact that the struggle
so far has cost the British government
.t 620.350,000.
As a result of successful experi
ments of wireless telegraphy between
the steamship Philadelphia and shorn
stations on the other side of the At-
At Province, Ok. T., Walter Childs
was shot and killed by Ella Pitts, the
result of a quarrel. The woman is
under arrest at Ardmore.
Calvin A. Black, traveling man for
a Chicago firm, fell over a banister
in a hotel stairway at Wichita, Kas ,
and was killed. His home was in
Somerville, Mass.
Bubonic plague is reported at Naples,
Italy, and several cases occur daily at
Rio Janeiro. In Manila 42 cases were
reported during the month of August.
Eleven cases are known of in Egypt.
Sister Mary Constance Bontlvoglio,
mother superior of the Omaha convent
of St.. Clare, and relative of Pope Leo,
died this week at the monastery of
pneumonia, after two weeks' illnosa.
Gilbert Parker, the English author
.and member of parliament, said before
sailing from New York for home: "In
my opinion the American workman is
more enterprising than the British."
Bertha, aged 10, and Edgar, aged 5,
children of Harry Burrows, a contract
or, of Bellaire, O., were bitten by a
dog afflicted wltii hydrophobia and
were taken to Chicago for treatment.
The premier R. .1. Serdon, announces
that the government of New Zealand
was prepared to give preferential treat
ment in the shape of rebate duty, to
British goods, carried on British ships.
Denver Christian Endeavorors are
urging the society to hold its national
convention there in 1903. Work will
be begun at once to raise funds to de
fray the expenses of that great meet
ing. The idea that all coughs are produced
In the chest is erroneous. Many coughs
come from intestinal parasites, para
sites in the stomach, foreign bodies In
the ear, enlarged tonsils and numerous
other causes.
Canton, O., is to have a hotel named
the McKinley. Announcement has been
made by Austin Lynch, attorney for
Mrs. McKinley, that she had consented
to allow the Saxton Hotel company to
use the name.
About 100 union bakers and bench
hands, employed by the six leading
firms in Kansas City, have been Kicked
out because of an attempt of the indus
trial council to form a union ot bread
wagon drivers.
The Dominion government has ap
proved of an issue of $20,000,000 stock
of the Canadian Pacific railway, sub
ject to the sanction of the company's
shareholders, the proceeds of which
are to be applied to improvements.
Disputes between hotel porters and
dragomans over a division of back
shish culminated in a shooting affray
in front of a leading hotel in Constan
tinople, in which the head porter killed
two dragomans and wounded a third.
It is announced that Rev. Charles S.
Olmstead of Philadelphia has decided to
nccept the position of coadjutor bishop
of the Episcopal diocese of Colorado, to
which he was recently elected, and he
tvill bo installed shortly after Easter.
All the factories and mills In south
western Michigan and Indiana that
depend on water from St. Joseph riv
er to furnish motive power have been
compelled to shut down owing to lo-v
water. Several thousand men are
idle as a result.
All students at the state school ot
mines, Golden, Col., absented them
selves from the classes recently in
consequence of the recent suspension
of seven students hy the faculty. An
Investigation is to ho made by the
board of control.
Tho will of Henry Barnard, probat
ed at Kokomo, Ind., leaves an estate"
of $00,000 to a young wife, whom ho
recently married, and gives his four
grown children $5 each. All his blood
relatives are ignored. The children
will contest the will.
The Neues Wiener Tageblatt of
Vienna asserts that negotiations are
in progress for Hie sale of the Philip
pine islands to Germany, and that the
visit of Admiral Prince Henry to tho
United States is preliminary to the an
nouncement of this sale.
J. B. Haggin arrived in Lexington,
Ky.. on a special train with six archi
tects and contractors employed on tho
residence of Green Hills. They will
meet Mr. Haggln at the place and dis
cus:! certain alterations be desires in
his $350,1100 residence there. Ho has
decided to enlarge tho former plans.
John Willis Tiaer, general secretary
of the World's Christian Endeavor
Union, who arrived in Denver, will go
e?.i t in-r.ring an einhii.slastic invitation
from tho city of Denver to the society
to hold Its national convention there
In Ji'0.1. Work will he begun at once
to raise $15,000 at the least to defray
the cxpenscu of that great meeting.
Vice Admiral Sir Henry H. Raws-oii,
who v;'.s commander of the British
char.ivd squadron f'nn 18'itl to 1X01,
biii hc-ri appointed governor of New
South Wales. Th!a Is the first time
in history that ' the Brltlch govern
ment ha.-; appointed an admiral to a
colonial govwnors'jlp. which had long
been a e re point vith(Mio navy.
At Niles, Mlcb., Michael Kennedy
was given a judgment ot $1,500 against
bis son, Richard Kennedy, for false im
prisonment in an asylum for the in
sane. Henry A. Faulkner and Julius 1h
man of the St. Louis bouse of deputies
were arrested on the charge of perjury
In connection with the council boodle
Investigation by the grand Jury.
Fearing she would kill her 4-months-old
baby, Mrs. Fred Hlpsklnd of Wa
bash. Ind., committed suicide. For two
years she had been in delicate health
and feared she was losing her mind.
At Elkhart, Ind., Ora Strlne, aged
24. who killed his wife at the home of
her parents on Dec. 14, was given a life
sentence. Strlne married Alice Coch
ran on Nov. 23, only three weeks before
he killed her.
The Bulletin of the American Iron
and Steel association says: "The to
tal production of pig iron In 1901 was
15, 878,354 gross tons, against 13, 789.
242 tons in 1900, 13.G20.703 tons in
1899. 11.773.934 tons in 1898, and 9.
652,680 tons in 1897."
Postm tster General Payne has reis
sued an order promulgated by previous
administrations prohibiting all em
ployes in the service from visiting
Washington, whether on leave with or
without, pay, for the purpose of Influ
encing congressional legislation.
A series of visits to the chief Europ
ean courts and countries is shortly to
be paid by the young king of Spain. It
will form at once his debut In the world
and the finishing touches, so to' speak,
to his royal education. The boy king
has now entered his 16th year.
It has been practically decided to
place Admiral Dewey at the head of
the special commission of three mem
bers that will be sent to Europe to
arouse a more active Interest in the St.
Louis fair than Is now being manifested
by many of the Old World nations.
The Platte Valley State bank at
Bellwood. Neb., closed its doors short
ly after noon Wednesday, and is now
In the hands of a state examiner. The
suspension was unexpected and lias
caused much excitement. A. H.
Gould, the cashier, is under arrest,
charged with forgery.
After 34 years of blindness J. R.
Perry of Portland, Mich., was given
back the faculty of sight at the home
opathic hospital tfi the university of
Michigan. The operation was per
formed by Dr. Royal S. Copeland, and
was one of the most successful of its
kind in the history ot the hospital.
John W.Gates, the Chicago steel mag
nate, has Just secured another of Rem
brarldt's oldest and finest paintings,
entitled "St. Paul." which represents
the apostle in prison. It was pur
chased of a New York dealer at a price
somewhere In the neighborhood of
$75,000.
Former City Treasurer Moses T.
Hale's shortage has been fixed by an
expert accountant at $27,800. The city
of Colorado Springs, Col., will not lose,
as Hale's brother of New Berryport,
N. Y advanced $50,000 some mouths
ago with which to make good the de
falcation. Alwln Charles, aged 65 years, has
been arrested at Maryvllle, Mo., on
the charge of embezzling $1,600 be
longing to the local Odd Fellows'
lodge, of which he was for 13 years
secretary. Charles is a justice of the
peace and has lived in Maryvillj all
of his life.
C. D. Pierce., consul of the Orange
Free State, at Nek York, said in regard
to the report that Paul Kruger might
come to this country in April, In re
sponse to the many invitations lie had
received, that it had been definitely set
tled that he would not come. He spoke
as If this decision was final.
Secretary of the Treasury Gage w ill
go to New York Monday to consider
the offer made to him by the Interna
tional Banking corporation. Of the
many offers received by the retiring1
secretary this and an offer to become
president of tho Chicago Title and
Trust company are the only ones
whose acceptance he is seriously con
sidering. Go. Reeder, a Northern Pacific
freight conductor, Is dead as a result
of a peculiar accident. Reeder was
running an extra to Duluth, Minn.,
from Urn west and discovered that a
brake shoe was frozen to one of the
wheels. Procuring a lining bar he
leaned over on the step and struck at
the. shoe with the rod. While in this
position one end of the rod happened
tc Ftrlke the ground and the other end
pointed straight, at Mr. Reeder. The
rush of the train forced the rod heavily
against hi3 stomach, producing Internal
injuries from which he died.
Mrj. Lease, the former Kansas ora
tor, now of New York, advanced the
following original idea the other day,
apropos of tho liquor question now
being agitated there: "I would make
whisky as free as water; 1 would let
tho man who wants It drink his fill. It
would result beneficially in killing oft
a lot of saloon frequenters, who are
only a burden to the world and to
themselves, and eliminating their
progeny, who furnish the recruits for
the great army of crime and disease,
and would bring into actual operation
the law of the survival of the fittest."
The Buenos Ayres correspondent of
the Northwestern Miller says: "The
harvest Is now In full swing and the
results In the provinces of Santa Fe,
Cordoba and Entre Rios are fully bear
ing out my predictions both as regards
wheat and flax. In the province . of
Buenos Ayres things are better, though
we are having rather too much rain; on
Wednesday a heavy storm swept over
the province and some damage was
done to the standing crops. On the
other hand, the corn crop is a magni
flcnet one and will help to make up for
the loss of tho others. It will be the
largest we have ever had and the qual
ity will also be magnificent."
Joseph Wade and B. II. Dalton were
banged nt Portland. Ore., Friday for
tho murder of .lames B. Morrow whom
they killed for 25 cents. Morrow was
stopped on Nov. 14 and ordered to
throw up his hands. Morrow made u
movement toward putting his hands In
his pockets when Wade fired the fatal
shot.
A Dawson letter says that after a
strong light Dawson decided nt tho
polls that it desires a city government
with a mayor and council rather than
government by a commission to be ap
pointed by the governor of the terri
tory. The total number of voters rog.
Istercd was 963. Only British sub
tents wero allowed to vote.
TWO REPORTS FILED
ON BILL TO REDUCE
WAR REVENUE IN TAXES
Democrats, While Approving the
Step, Want Congress to Engage In
General Revision but to Maintain
Tax on Accumulated Wealth)
Washington, Feb. 3. Both the ma
jority and minority reports were filed
on the war revenue repeal bill today.
The majority report says that the prob
ability of the early withdrawal of the
troops from Cuba and the reduction of
the force in the Philippines will make
further reductions possible, and also
reviews the condition of the treasury.
It ennnot be denied, It Bays, that a
largo surplus furnishes a temptation for
extravagant expenditure and, while
congress may generally be relied upon
to keep the national expenses within
reasonable bounds, it should be reliev
ed from the pressure which with plausi
ble schemes, from every quarter, to raid
an overflowing treasury.
Minority for General Revision.
The minority report approves of the
proposed reductions, but asserts that
they should have been made long ago.
It also advocates a general revision of
tariff taxation with a retention of taxes
on accum dated wealth. There is a
general denunciation of the Dingley
law as the "mother of trusts," and the
reports says it enables the manufactur
ers to charge a far greater price to the
home consumers than are received
abroad for tho same goods, which is
characterized in "plnin robbery."
Taxing Accumulated Wealth.
"While in approving la general the
roliey of repealing the war taxes," says
the minority, "we insist that certain
taxes on accumulated wealth should be
allowed to remain. We refer to such
taxes as are imposed on sugar and ne-
troleum refiners. A tax of one-fourth
of one per cent on the annual gross
receipts of sugar and petroleum refiners
in excess of $250.0(10 yields about $1.
000.000 annually. This tax has been
paid without demur or protest, and
there Is no reason why the great com-
mnatlons which monopolize these busi
ness and from 'which colossal individ
ual fortunes have been built up, should
not pay some part of the national ex
penses, as well as the masses of the
people who use and consume the vari
ous things which are the subject of cus
toms and International revenue taxa
tion.
Consider It Just.
"As the supreme court denied con
gress the right to tax incomes for the
support of the government, it is well to
Place accumulated wealth tinder some
form of contribution, and we know of
none more just or equal than a tax such
as tnat imposed by the war revenue act
on oil, and sugar refiners."
Chicago Lake Front Decision.
Washineton. Feb .1 IikMp. us,,.inn
Of the United StnteC Hlinronia xnnrt n-
day announced the conclusion of the
court in ne case or the States of Illinois
vs. the Illinois Central railroad. It is
a remnant of the old Chicago lake
front case, and involved the contention
or ine railroad that under its riparian
right it should have the iirlvib?n nf
constructing docks and piers so as to
reacn navigable wharfs. Both the cir
cuit court of the northern district of
Illinois and the circuit court of appeals
held that the company's piers did not
extend beyond the line of practicable
navigability, and they were, therefore,
allowable. These were affirmed by to
day's opinion.
'1 he sunreme court nlwn naasmi imnn
the motion to reopen the original ques
tion as to tne ownership of submerged
lands, declining to again consider thnr
point.
NEGROES WILL NOT LEAVE.
White Miners in South Undertake to
Make Them Do So, and
Trouble is Feared.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Feb. 3. Almost
a reign of terror exists in the vicinity
of the Millstone mines, 17 miles above
Crossville. Some dissatisfied miners
and others recently nosteil n notice
signed with a skull ami cross-bones ami
in red ink, warning the negroes to leave
at once. The negroes did not leave, and
tne mob has twice fired Into their
cabins. The last time the negroes re
turned the fire, and tho mob retreated,'
Sunday night tho mob attacked the
company's commissary, but William
Nixon, son of Manager Nixon, nt the
head of a number of white employes,
cnargeu the mot) with Winchester rifles
and a pitched battle ensued, the mob
retroatlnc to the woods. The Kltnntlnn
has been reported to Adjutant-General
Brandon, who has promised the com
any protection, and the Crossville com
pany of militia is ready to be called out.
TRACED TO DAK0TAN TOWN.
Missing Evanston Boy and Alleged
Abductor Said to Have
Been Located.
Chicago, Feb. 3. The chief of police
today received a telegram from Chief
Ballard of Caselton, N. D., saying that
Florence Ely and Frank Ely Rogers,
the boy whom the woman is said to
have kidnaped from Evanston last July,
are in that town. The telegram stated
that Miss Ely is said to have confessed
her identity.
Blaze in Toledo School.
Toedo, O.. Feb. 3. A fire in the Ne
braska nveuue school today caused
$10,000 loss. The prompt action of the
teachers prevented loss of life among
the pupils who were at first panic
stricken. Tragedy Over Dog Fight.
Grand Rapids. Wis., Feb. 3. In n
quarrel over a dog fight this afternoon
at the farm of William Moody, near
Arpin. Herman Heimz, it Is charged,
shot and probably fatally wounded A.
R. Moody. , Heimz was arrested. '
Shoe Factory Destroyed.
Janesvllle. Wis., Feb. 3. Fire to
night destroyed Manduf & Go's shoo
factory, one of the largest In the state.
Tho loss is $80,000.
NEWS OF MISSOURI
ALL ( SORTS OF THINGS CAUDU:
FROM THE WIRE3.
General Happenings Throughout tho
State Prepared for Perusal
by Busy Readers.
A bench warrant for bribery Issued
by Judge Fisher of St. Louis, for Ellis
Walnwrlght, millionaire president of
the St. Louis Brewing association, di
rector in the Suburban railroad, and one
of the most prominent and influential -captaitsts
of this city and New York.
He is wanted by the grand Jury in mu-
nlcipal corruption Investigation. Mr.
Walnwrlght has made his home in New
York for some time, and when the dep
uty sheriff returned to the court with
the information that Mr. Walnwrlght
was not In the city it was presumed that
he was in New York and could be
brought back here. It has been learned
that Mr. Walnwrlght Is In Cairo, Egypt,
on a pleasure trip.
Dramatic Scene in Court.
At St. Louis a dramatic incident
marked the hearing of the divorce pro
ceedings by Theresa Sohm against Jo
seph L. Sohm, before Judge Hough in
the circuit court. At 7 o'clock a heav
ily veiled woman took a stand at the
door of court room No. 1. The testi
mony for the plaintiff was proceeding,
when the veiled woman arose and
moved swiftly toward the bench. Fac-J
ing the judge and Mrs. Sohm. she threw
aside her thick veil, and with a paper
in her uplifted hand, said: "Before this
goes further, I want you to read this,
judge." As she brushed by the plaintiff
and ascended the steps to the witness
box, she said in a tone audible to all
within the rail inelosure: "You helped
part my husband nnd me; now Is my
turn." Judge Hough took the paper
from the woman. Mi's. Sohm was cad
et) to the stand and read the letter.
She denied having written it, and stated
that her signature to it was not genu
ine. Sohm was also given the letter to
read. He stated that it was written
and signed by his wife. On the stand,
the veiled woman stated she was Mrs.
A. C. Gould, and lives in Caronuelet.
Returned to First Love.
The little town of Harrisburg, in
Boone county, is all agog over the mat-
rimonial escapade of Jasper Rowland,
a thrifty and well-known young far
mer and stock dealer of that vicinity.
A few days ago Rowland went to Col
umbia and procured a license to wed
Miss Minnie Hawkins a popular young
lady of the neighborhood. Returning to
Harrisburg with the marriage document
in his pocket, he happened to meet Miss
Georgia Lyons, of Harrisburg, who was
an old sweetheart. After chatting a''
while Rowland told of his intended
marriage to Miss Hawkins. Miss Lyons ,
then made use of her persuasive powers
and induced her old lover to accom
pany her to Fayette, where another li
cense was procured, and repairing to-
the residence of Rev. F. H. Quinn. Mr.
Rowland and
But while han
home there
in another.
heard of the
tended, became crazed with grief and
remorse and atoniptod to take her life.
Projoct Big Trust Company.
A trust company, tho magnitude of'
which is greater than any ever before
organized in this country, is planned by
a number of St. Louis business and pro
fessional men. It is to bo called the
Associated Trust company or the Lou
isiana Trust company. It Is planned to
organize a corporation witli a capital
of $5,000,000 under the laws of South
Dakota. Then sub-corporations will be
formed with a capital each of from $50,
000 to $500,000 in every state iu the
tmion. AH the sub-companies will be
directly responsible to the parent com
pany, which will be located in St. Louis.
Says Bishop Kain Can Sell.
Judge Hough of the St. Louis circuit
court has decided that Archbishop Kain
has a right to sell the property ot the
Immaculate Conception church. Judge
Hough said he believed it had been
shown that the property was cathedral,
or diocesan property, according to the
canons of the church, and as such the
archbishop had a right to sell it it he
wished. The parishioners, he said, had
no property right in it to entitle them
to have an injunction granted. The ti
tle, he said, was held by tho bishop in
trust for cathedral purposes, and If the
liisihrln fnllrtivf,,-! 41,,, l,n n9 -1 x.
... ...... ,t llw ictuiuii liv UK cutim I1UGA.
sell it.
Missouri in Brief.
Tho Missouri State Amateur Shooting
association will hold its next annual
tournament in St. Joseph, April 15, 16
nnd 17.
H. B. Smith known as "Bate" Smith,
a prominent merchant of Carthage,
committed suicide by cutting his throat
from ear to ear with a razor. ,
Former Congressman Chas. E. Pearce
of t. Louis U suffering a serious at
tack of pulmonary trouble as a result of
a cold caught a short time ago.
The census bureau's preliminary re
port shows that the increase in capital
invested in manufacturing In St. Joseph
in the last decade Itl 119! nnr ,.Qt n,hll.
is 25 per cent, higher than that of KanVj
otuj v,ilj, wiui-u Biamis next m tne list.
The increase in the value of the manu
factured products of St. Joseph Is enor
mous. In the decade the value of the
products has increased lGfi per cent.
Tne products are less than $5,000,000
below those of Kansas City, whose in
crease is only 14 per cent.
Secretary George B. Ellis of the Ftafe
board of agriculture predicts a poor
peach crop this season, and predicts
only about one-third crop of small fruit,
such as raspberries, strawberries, and
blackberries. He predicts a good apple
crop.
At icast ten large wholesale drygoods
houses on the Missouri river have en
tered into a combination as a result of
wnicn uieir native traffic from New
York and New England will be con-
u-oiica uy one man C. L. Thomas, ot
one time contracting freight aeent o'
the Burlington in Kansas City, and for
the past several years agent for th:.i
road in New York. , ,
Miss Lyons were married.,
ipines3 reigned in onej
was a heart-reftuingipfffrw
Miss- Hawkins, when sho
unfaithfulness of her in-
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