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I'.l'FUS L. LOGAN, H. S. D Kdltor.
All the Ships Ordered to be in Full
Dress on the Hay of Prince Hen
ry's Arrival Kaiser's Brother to
be Greeted by Mighty Salute as
the Steamer Passes tin- Line Visit
to the Hohenzollern.
New York, Fob. lit. Rear Ad mi nil
Kvans today issued orders to the cap
tains of the fleet concerning the duties
on Washington's birthday, the day
Prince Henry is expected to arrive
The first orders direct that at S a. m.
the vessels of the squadron will "full
dress" ship and remain so dressed until
sunset. At the meridian the national
salute will be fired.
When the Kron Prln. Wilhelm ar
rives. Admiral Evans and staff will
hoard her at or near quarantine. When
the liner passes Admiral Kvans" squad
ron the vessels will man the military
tops, turrets and rails. A salute of 21
guns will be fired by each ship, the
German flag being broken at the main
1 at the first gun. At the last gun of the
salute, each vessel will haul down the
German flag and rehoist the American.
When the Hohenzollern hoists the
imperial standard, a salute of 21 guns
will he fired by each ship of the squad
ron. After the imperial standard has
hen saluted, the commanding ofiicers
of the squadron will visit the Hohen
zollern and pay their respects to Prince
Ships of the squadron will he illum
inated, and mottoes furnished for the
purpose from 7 p. m. to 9 p. m.
The builders of the emperor's yacht
said tonight that the platform around
the yacht would only accommodate 200
people. These will he Prince Henry
and party. President Roosevelt and del
egates, and such others as can he ac
commodated. At Historic Chattanooga.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Feb. IS. The of
ficial program for the entertainment of
Prince Henry has been completed. If.
the weather he fair a short drive
through the principal streets will he
taken after which the party will go to
the summit of Lookout Mountain.
Should the weather be cloudy or threat
ening the trip to the mountain will, he
abandoned, and instead the party will
be taken to the crest of Missionary
General II. V. Boynton will accom
pany the party, and explain the military
movements in and about Chattanooga
during the civil war.
Columbia University Program.
New York, Feb. IS. Prince Henry
will Visit Columbia University on Feb.
2ti. He will be met upon the univer
sity grounds, directly in front of the
main entrance to the library, by Prof.
William Carpenter Yillard, professor
of Germanic philology and secretary of
the university council, who will con
duct the visiting party to the library
building through the main entrance,.
where the ollicers of the institution
will be presented to the prince.
Syndicate Headed by Magnate Plans
to Operate More Proper
ties in Ohio.
Columbus, O.. Feb. IS. Reports are
current of a new coal company by the
Morgan syndicate to accuire 15 inde
pendent mines on the Hocking Valley
and Ohio Central railroads. The new
company Is to be known as the Con
tinental Coal company, it is said, and
win have a capitalization of $5,000,000.
The new combine will include all the
mining properties in the Hocking and
Sunday Creek valleys, with the excep
tion of the new Pittsburg and Glendale
mines, which have been acquired by
the Pittsburg Coal company. There is
a probability that the larger mines on
the Columbus. Shawnee & Hocking
railroad may also be included in the
Husband of Her Companion Arrested
for Complicity in the
. Kidnaping.
Paris Feb. 18 The Temps this even
ing publishes a dispatch from Constan
tinople announcing that Miss Stone
has been released by the brigands
who held her captive since Sept. 3,
last, and has been handed over in good
health to the dragoman of the Ameri
can legation.
The dispatch adds that "Reverend
Tsllka" has been arestotl on the charge
of complicity in the kidnapping.
Financier Distributes Ten Millions to
Syndicate Which Underwrote
Steel Corporation.
New York, Feb. 18. J. P. Morgan &
Co., distributed a dividend of $10,000,
000 today to the members of the syndi
cate formed .to underwrite the United
States Steel corporation. The dividend
represents five per cent of the $200,000,
000 for which the syndicate was liable.
Place for Gage.
New York, Feb. 18. John A. Stow
art, president of the United States
Trust company, tendered his resigna
tion at a meeting of the trustees to
day. Stewart recommended ex-Secrc-tary
Lyman J. Gage, be elected to suc
ceed him. It is understood Gage will
be elected as soon as the necessary le
gal requirements are complied with.
Boss Tweed's Son.
Stamford, Conn., Feb. 18. Wm. M.
Tweed, aged 55, a son of the late Tam
many chieftain of that name, dropped
dead at his home here today of heart
Approves the Pact for tin- Acquisi
tion of the West Indinn
Washington. Feb. 18. Today, in Utile
more than an hour's time, the senate
disposed of the treaty with Denmark
wiling to the Vnited States for the con
sideration of $3,01)0,000 the islands of
St. Thomas, St. John and, St. Croix,
composing the group of the Antilles
known as the Danish West Indies and
lying east of Porto Rico, and thus, so
far as this country Is concerned, oon
suii'inated the transaction which has
been under consideration intermittently
since the administration of President
The treaty and report on it were read
at. length, and more or less discussion
of the proposition was indulged in. Sen
ator Ciillom, chairman of the committee
on foreign relations, made a speech ex
plaining the advantages of the acquisi
tion of the islands, and senators Bacon
and McLaurin (Miss.) made brief re
marks, saying that while they could not
Indorse all the provisions nf the agree
ment they would place no obstacles in
the way of ratification.
At the conclusion of the remarks on
Senator Cullom's motion the treaty was
ratified by a vivi voce vote.
Minnesota Agent Uncertain as to His
Authority to Seize Nets
in Wisconsin.
St. Paul, Minn.. Feb. 1S. Executive
Agent Fullerton of the state fish and
game commission today applied to At
torney General Douglas for an opinion
on the right of the Minnesota authori
ties to seize fish nets on or near the
Wiscon shore of Lake Pepin. Agent
Fullerton and his deputies made a raid
on nets at Lake Pepin Friday, mid
burned the houses and destroyed the
nets on the Minnesota side. They tried
the same performance on the other side
of the lake. The Wisconsin men stood
them off with Winchester rifles and va
rious side arms. The wardens, being
outnumbered and uncertain as to their
authority, wer forced to retreat. Agent
Fullerton threatens. If he has the au
thority, to seize nets wherever found,
and, if necessary, will take the militia
to assist in the seizure.
Quincy Banker Pays Nearly Half a
Million for Hereford Cattle
Company Property.
Kansas City. Mo., Feb. 18. A deal
was consummated here today by which
the Riverside Hereford Cattle company
sold its ranch and herd of pure blood
Hereford cattle at Ashland, Neb., to
Geo. A. Ricker, a prominent banker
of Quincy. HI., for $481,000. The cattle
compose the largest herd of pure blood
Herefords in the world, and are esti
mated in the deal as being worth $300,
(100. The herd is headed by the famous
bulls. Admiral and Thickset, for the lat
ter of which $5,050 was paid at the sale
in tills city. The ranch consists of 11, -500
acres of land.
Kills Dilating Suitor.
Mnnctt tin P'pll 17 C Tnntinr
an eccentric bachelor, was shot and kill
ed by Ernst Stringer today. Young
Stringer's mother witnessed the shoot
ing. Topper had promised to marry
Mrs. Stringer, but postponed the event
several times.
Injured by Collapsing Shed.
Guernsey, Wyo., Feb. 17. Engineer
H. C. Taylor was fatally.and Fireman
J. A. Johnson and Brakeman A. T.
Flynn and A. W. Sawyer seriously, in
jured by the collapse of the Burlington
coal shed here tonight.
Chicago Grain.
rhiciiK". hVb. 19. Flour The market
was quiet nut! unchanged.
Wheat There w as u fair trade. The
market was Htrimgor curly, but weakened
and closed lower. May opened at 7lWji
7N-V highest. 7!i; lowest, TSiiiffTS'-J ; closing,
I'oi-ii The market was unsettled, clos
ing lower. May opened at 2V45iKi?i: high
est, IK,; lowest, Iili4: closing. 61,.
Oats There was a fair trade, the mar
ket being unsettled and closing higher
lor Hay and lower for July and Septem
ber. No. 4 white, HiiilS; No. II while, 1,'iMi.
Muy opened at 4!i?ii4:! : highest, 44"-; low
cut. W, ; closing. H(fi44. '
'lose on Uye May, .W40 bid.
Close on Flax ('ash N. W., 1.7Hi; S. W.
It.tfT bid; May, J1.71V4.
Close on Harle) Cash .Wilitc.
Chicago Live Stock.
Chleugn. Feb. Cattle The receipts
today were about 22,(100 bead against 20,Gl;i
head last Monday. While the supply whh
liberal thee was such a giMid general de
mand that last week's closing prices were
well maintained on the whole. The export
trade enutimicH to Increase. Good to
prime steers, $6.5U0f7.M); poor to medium,
$4.Mii'il.JS: stockers and feeders. $2.2.VU4.60;
heifers, $2.2.jU'5.i; calves, 2.5U'ii'7.0O; cows,
:S.ru :)'); Texans, ti.25iii5.T5.
J logs The receipts today were In the
neighborhood of til), 000 head against 53.4G3
head last Monday. This unexpectedly big
supply caused a decline of 10c to 15o with
a fair trade. Mixed butchers. $ii.00ffiti.2u;
good to choice heavy, $i!.10riti.:!ri; rough
heavy, fcY7.ViMi.00; light, 3.4r'5.75; bulk
.ales, $.'.7.V?j4).0f..
Hl'.ecp Receipt. I 2.0lO head were market
ed here today against 18, 160 head last Mon
day. The liberal offerings caused a weak-"I-
feeling in lambs which sold about 15c
to 25c lower than last week's best figures,
at sheep and yearlings were about steady,
thorn being a god general demand. Sheep,
$'I.VW3.2Ti; lambs, H00ii0.(j.
Chicago Produce.
Ciieago, Feb. 10.-Hut tor The market
v-: In 111. Creameries, 17f(2Sc; dairies, lti'u)
Kggs The market was strong at 304
I .nil ry-The market was steady. Tur
keys, p'Oille; chickens, WlOc.
St. Louis Live Stock.
St. Louis. Feb. 1!). Cattle Receipts. G,
0n) head. Them arket wan slow to lower.
Heef steers, 3.504r8.20; stockers and feed
ers, fc'.GOCii I. SO; cows and heifers, $2.00fj5.25;
Texas steers. W.'XXiiZ.M.
Hogs Receipts, 6,000 head The market
was Be to JOc lower and the "range was
Minneapolis Grain. 1
Minneapolis. Feb. 19. Whfat The mar
ket was weaker. Push, 7(,4&74'j; May.
74!(,Ti7o: July, 7Kfi78tt. Oi track No. J
hard. 76V4i No. 1 Northern, TfWTcW; No. 2
Northern, 731i374.
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
The two house of the legislature In
Joint session at Trenton, N. J., have
elected Frank O. Briggs state treasurer.-
The steamship Minneapolis, which
has arrived at New York from London,
brought 33 race horses owned by Ed
Corrlgan. All the horses ore in good
Safe blowers forced the vaults of the
Lemon Banking company at Ackworth.
Oa securing $5,000 in gold, a $5,000
Georgia state bond and a large amount
of stock certificates.
A dispatch from Rome says that at a
meeting of representatives of the Italian
lodges of Free Masons it was decided
that Italian Free Masonry should cease
to be a secret society.
It is rported at El Paso, Tex., that In
formation has been received that Pres
ident Diaz of Mexico intends to retire
within six months, and that General
Reyes will succeed him.
A solid silver statuette of Rear Ad
miral Schley, six Inches high, has been
received by Isador Raynor, at Balti
more, counsel for the admiral. Mr. Ray
nor has no idea who sent him the statu
Senator Hoar, from the committee
on judiciary, has favorably report
ed the bill for the protection of
the president of the United States, the
vice president, and others. Its provi
sions have been published.
A cable message received at London
from the Transvaal chamber of mines
at Johannesburg, announces that the
output for the month of January was
70,740 ounces of fine gold, as compared
with 52,897 ounces in December last.
The directors of the Texas & Pacific
Railway company have declared 5 per
cent on the second Income mortgage
bonds out of the earnings of the year
1901. This is an increase of 1 percent
over the payment make a year ago.
In New York Wednesday it was re
ported in financial circles that the
presidency of the United States
Trust company of that city had been
offered to Lyman J. Gage, former
secretary of the treasury, and that he
would accept.
Mrs. Louisa Vennalta, aged 25, and
her 2-year-old child were found dead in
bed in their home at Philadelphia Tues
day, having been asphyxiated by il
luminating gas. Two other children
were found almost dead, but were re
suscitated. Railroad companies entering at Chi
cago have decided that every employe
fchall be vaccinated before Monday un
der penalty of discharge. All passen
ger cars are to be subjected to fumi
gation for six hours before passengers
are allowed to enter them.
The Macedonians at Sofia utilized
the occasion of the funeral of M. Kamt
cheff, the minister of public instruction,
who was assassinated last Thursday, by
making a political demonstration. They
gathered in considerable numbers and
fired volleys from revolvers in all di
rei Hons.
Subscribers to the new German and
Prussian loans, on which the first in
stallments of 50 percent were payable
Feb. 8, availed themselves so largely of
the option of paying in full that the
syndicate underwriting the issues have
been relieved from all further respon
sibility. ...
It is reported In Victoria, Mex., that
Miguel Gonzales has arranged to
transfer a large tract of oil lands be
low Victoria to the Southern Califor
nia Oil company for $1,250,000. It is
said that the contract has been drawn
up and all that is necessary to the act
ual transfer is the deed.
Mrs. Catherine Estell of Terro
Haute, Intl., committed suicide be
cause of despondency growing out of
her failure to manage a small farm
since the death of her husband two
years ago. She left four children and
wrote a note to her mother asking her
to take the children. '
Miss Octavla Wheaton, daughter of
Major General Wheaton, retired, was
married at Washington, D. C to Fred
erick H. Morley of Colorado Springs, at
St. John's church. Rev. Dr. Mackay
Smith officiating. Owing to a recent
death In the groom's family, only rela
tives and a few close friends were pres
ent. The Baldwin locomotive works in
Philadelphia closed the most successful
year in Its history in the number of
engines turned out and in the value of
the product. The output for the years
1901 was 1,375 locomotives, represent
ing a money value of about $17,000,000,
of which number 174 were exported to
foreign countries.
At the annual convention of the
Michigan' League of Republican clubs
Wednesday resolutions were adopted
commending the state and national ad
ministrations; favoring the present
duty on raw sugar; urgently requesting
the senators and representatives from
Michigan to use their best endeavors to
maintain the duty.
Property covering a total area of five
blocks In St. Louis was transferred to
George J. Gould, president of the Mis
souri Pacific and Iron Mountain rail
ways. The consideration was $825,000.
It is rumored that Mr. Gould has made
the purchase for the purpose of build
ing an Immense freight depot and to
extend freight yard facilities.
Sylvester L. Savignac and Charles
Myers were arrested at St, Louis Wed
nesday, charged with having robbed the
National Stock Yards bank on Jan. 9
last. The robbery was one of the bold
est on record. The watchmen and the
fireman were bound and gagged and
tied to the -posts in the press room of
the stock yards paper. The safe was
blown open and $12,000 cash secured.
Rev. Amos Messier, a Seventh Day
Advontlst preacher at Marlon, Ind., was
arrested on the charge of being a fugi
tive from Justice. He was later taken
to Huntington, Ind., where he was
wanted on the charge of embezzling be
twen $6,000 and $7,000 from his brother,
ureal Messier, a rarmer near iluntlng
ton. He gave up a largo part of the
Presley M. Rlxey, the new surgeon
general of the navy, has entered on the
duties of that office.
E. M. Harrlman, president of the
Southern Pacific system and chairman
of the Union Pacific lines, will, It is
said, leave New York in about two
weeks for the City of Mexico.
The state senate of Colorado has
adopted by a strict party vote the
joint resolutions which already passed
the house, appealing to President
Roosevelt to interfere In the British
Boer war.
The United States transport, Wright,
wlilcn was wrecked Nov. 28 last by
striking an unchartered rock at the en
trance of San Jacinto harbor and sink
ing In 15 feet of water, has been suc
cessfully raised.
George S. Gould has been arrested at
Bellwood', Neb., charged with conspiracy
in connection with the failure of the
Platte Valley bank at Bellwood. He la
the third of the Gould brothers to be
placed under arrest.
By way of experiment August Bel
mont, New York, has ordered a string
of horses shipped from his Long Isl
and training quarters to Aiken, S. C.
This will permit of earlier training
owing to milder climate.
The Egyptian postal administration
has advised the American government
that postofllce8 for the receipt and dis
patch of registered mails have been
established at Khartoum, Fashoda and
25 other places in the Soudan.
A mahogany piano stands In Rear Ad
miral Schley's apartments in Washing
ton, and the rear admiral and Mrs.
Schley are wondering where it came
from. In the rear admiral's desk is a
receipted bill of $1,000 for the instru
ment. Nora Fuller's murdere is still at
large, and it is believed thousands of
miles from San Francisco, but the
whole police force is still following
every clue to the whereabouts of tho
mysterious John Bennett, alias G. B.
Frank C. White,, for many years the
"official banker" of New York, Is dead
at Whitehouse, N. J., from paralysis.
He supplied bread for the public Insti
tutions of New York and was rated as
a millionaire. He was widely known
for his charity.
' News of the new placer findings on
the Peace river north of the Cariboo
gold district in British Columbia, is
contained in a private letter from J.
H. Reed, a prospector. Reed says he
found ground that averages $35 per
day per man on the surface.
The American delegates remaining at
Seres. Macedonia, after the failure re
cently of negotiations for the ransoming
of the abducted American missionary,
Miss Ellen M. Stone, and her compan
ion, Mme. Tsllka, have again started
negotiations with the brigands.
A school of law and jurisprudence, to
be known as the school of law and jur
isprudence of the University of Chicago,
will be opened by the university Oct. 1.
This will be the only law school west of
New York requiring a bachelor's degree
of three years of college work for ad
mission. Dr. Joklcl Takamine, a Japanese,
claims to have discovered the possibili
ty of bloodless surgery through the me
dium of a chemical composition called
adrenalin, in solution, operations may
bo performed, it is said, on the nose,
ear and eye without the Bpllllng of a
drop of blood. At present adrenalin
costs $7,000 a pound.
F. M. Zellers, a patient in the hospital
at the national militia home at Dan
ville, 111., has received a letter from the
American consul at Tien Tsin, China,
stating that his daughter, Margaret Zel
lers, had committed suicide there Dec.
23, and that he held $25,000 in gold
which she had left for her father.
Ex-Congressman Charles F. Boohcr,
leading attorney In the prosecution of
the Richardson murder case, says there
will bn evidence, of a highly sensation
al nature at the trial of Stuart Fife,
the business partner of the murdered
man, when it is expected an eye wit
ness to the shooting will be produced.
Mrs. Robert Johnson, aged DO years,
of Sleeth, Ind., died suddenly at her
home Wednesday of hemorrhage of the
brain. Mrs. Johnson was a singer of
national fame and a leading member of
tho Methodist church of that place. It
was at the church that she had started,
having just finised te corus of "Near
er, My God, to Thee," when she dropped
At the annual meeting of the Atlantic
Yacht club resolutions were adopted
electing Kaiser William of Germany
and his brother, Admiral Prince Henry,
of Prussia honorary members of fhe
club. The action was taken as a token
of appreciation for the kaiser's action
in ordering an American yacht and his
expressions of good will toward the
United States.
The Capitol company or the X. I. L.
ranch, of which the Farwells of Chi
cago are the principal owners, has sold
to the Reynolds and and Cattle com
pany 18,000 acres, to L. T. Clark 40,000
acres, to William J. Tod 50,000 acres,
to the Matador Iand and Cattle com
pany 210,000 acres, to T. D. Wright
70,000 acres and about 40,000 acres in
smaller tracts to various purchasers.
An unusual use of hypnotic power
was made by Rev. W. H. Anderson, pas
tor of the Christian church at Pana, 111.,
in the case of Policeman James Macon
of Assumption, who far 36 hours had
been in a comatose condition which
baffled the atempts of physicians to
arouse him. Mr. Anderson, upon being
caller, used his power, and Macon im
mediately awoke. He was quite weak,
but recovered rapidly.
Herman Ridder, who is In charge of
tho arrangements for the dinner to be
given to the American press in honor of
Prince Henry of Prussia at the Waldorf
Astoria in New York, on the evening
of Feb. 26, says that both Archbishop
Corrlgan and Bishop Potter had been
Invited to attend, and that while no re
ply had been received from Bishop Pot
ter, it was expected he would be pres
ent. Archbishop Corrlgan accepted the
Madrid has the unenvlauie distinc
tion of being In every way the most
nheanlthy capital in Europe. Accord
ing to statistics just published, there
have beep 79,374 deaths during the past
five years among a population only
slightly exceeding half a million. In
1901 the deaths numbered 17,242, and
of these 4,064 were of children under 4
years old. This gives a rate of about
33 per 1,000. In the five years' period
i-aiiBumDtion carried off nearly 10.000
inhabitants and smallpox and measles
5,C00 more.
House Accepts the Challenge of the
Minority Lender, and Passes Bill
Repealing War Taxes Before Time
Contemplated Stormy Debate on
Rule Shutting Off Amendment!
f.enate Passes Census Bureau Bili
Washington, Feb. 18. Tho unexpect
ed happened In the house today when
the bill to repeal the war revenue taxes
passed unanimously without a word of
debate. This action was the outcome
of the challenge thrown down by Rep
resentative Richardson of Tennessee,
the minority leader, after the adoption
by a strict party vote of the special or
der for the consideration of the bill
which permitted debate upon it until 4
o'clock tomorrow afternoon, but cut off
all opportunity to offer amendments ex
cept such as had been agreed upon by
the ways and means committee.
The adoption of the rule had been
preceded by a stormy debate, In the
course of which the Democrats protest
ed against the application of "gag" rule
which Representative Hay of Virginia
charged was meant to prevent a free
expression, not only by Democrats, but
by some Republicans, attention being
especially directed toward Representa
tive Babcock of Wisconsin, father of
the bill, to amend the steel schedule of
the present tariff law. They also charged
that such a method of procedure was
minimizing the influence of the house,
and making it simply a machine to re
gister the decrees of a tew men in con
trol. Representative Babcock said he sup
ported the program on the ground thnt
the Isseu was presented for the repeal
of the war revenue taxes should not be
complicated with other matters. At the
same time he gave notice that he would
press his own bill at the first opportun
ity. Representative Dalzell of Pennsyl
vania scored a point against the minor
ity by recall'ng the time under Demo
cratic control of the house when 649
amendments to- the Wilson tariff bill
were forced through without being
When the rule was adopted bv a vote
of 159 to 120, Representative Richard
son, to emphasize the fact that the de
bate on the bill could accomplish noth
ing and that deliberation upon it would
be fruitless, asked that unanimous con
sent he given that the bill be placed
upon its passage. Not one objection
wa voiced, and tho vote taken forth
with. Every vote 278 in number was cast
in the affirmative, and thus quietly and
unanimously came the end of what at
one time had promised to be one of tho
most exciting contests of the session.
Census Bureau Bill Passes.
Washington, Feb. 18. After extend
ed debate in the senate today, the sen
ate passed the bill establishing a Per
manent census office. The discussion
1 elated principally to the collection and
publication by the director of the cen
sus of statistics respecting the produc
tion of cotton. Senator Allison Vigor
ously opposed the provision, maintain
ing that the cotton statistics gathered
by the department of agriculture were
complete and accurate, and that no
necessity existed for their duplication.
Despite his opposition, however, the
provision was inserted in the bill.
Several bills of importance on tho
calendar were passed, among them one
extending the charters of the national
Report on Pacific Cable. '
Washington, Feb. 18. The minority
report on the Pacific cable bill, which
was filed today, dissents from the view
that the government should build the
cable, and states that a private organ
ization, the Commercial Pacific Cable
company, already had contracted for a
line to Hawaii by Nov. 1 next, intend
ing to extend the line to the Philippines
within two years thereafter. The mi
nority adds:
"We believe the government can ob
tain all advantage of governmental
ownership by allowing a private cor
poration to lay and operate the cable.
Moreover, we do not think it right for
tho government to lay this cable after
a private corporation has started to lay
such a cable."
Cuban Reciprocity Next.
Washington. Feb. 18. With the pas
sage of the war revenue reduction bill
In the house today, informal plans are
being considered on both sides for the
consideration of the Cuban reciprocity
, question now peiftling before the ways
and means committee. There is a
pretty general understanding among
the Republican members of the com
mittee that they will confer on the sub
ject later In tho week. The Democratic
members of the committee this after
noon considered plans for dealing with
the Cuban reciprocity question when it
comes up. No definite line of action
was determined upon.
United States Steel Corporation Re
elects Old Directors at An
nual Meeting.
New York, Feb. 18. The first annual
mating of tho United States Steel cor
poration was held today in Hohoken.
N. J. The annual report, made public
several weeks ago, was presented. The
following directors of Class 1, whose
terms expired today, were re-elected:
Marshall Field, Daniel G. Reid, John D.
Rockefeller, Jr.. Alfred Clifford, Will
iam E. Dodge, Nathaniel Thayer, Abra
ham S. Hewitt and Clement A. Grls-
com. The election of directors of the
other two class was ratified.
Shoots Four Stepsons.
Appleton. Wis., Feb. 17. John G
Holmes tonight shot George Walter
Martin Walter and Henry Walter, all
sons of Holmes wife, who was former
ly Mary Walter, widow of the late
George Walter, proprietor of tho Star
brewery. George is In a critical condi
tion, but the others will recover.
Holmes has been arrested. Mrs, Wal
ter married Holmes, who was employed
In the brewery, last year. The rela
tions between her sons and Holmes
have since been strained.
General Happenings Throughout the
State Prepared for Perusal
by Busy Readers.
At St. Louis Finis E. Marshall, for
mer cashier and recently elected presi
dent of the Continental National bank,
has been committed to produce before
the grand jury, which is investigating
municipal franchise bribery cases, a de
posit slip for $145,000 said to have been
deposited in tho bank in the name of
Mr. Marshall as trustee In escrow in
October, 1898. when he was cashier of
the bank. He Is also commanded to pro
duce the individual ledger of the bank,
showing the Individual accounts of
Robert N. Snyder with the Continental
National bank. Robert N. Snyder, who
came from Kansas City, was the pro
moter of the Central Traction company.
"The Most Beautiful Girl."
Miss Annye Mae Yeager of Monticel
lo, Mo., is the young woman whom the
Artists' guide of St. Louis has adjudged
to bo the most beautiful girl in the
lxuislana purchase territory. Prof.
Halsey C. Ives, chief of the art depart
ment of the St. Louis World's Fair, se
lected the jury which rendered this de
cision. The Jurors were: C. M. Kurtz,
assistant chief of the art department;
C. W. Rhodes of the St. Louis Art mil
sens and Rober Bringhurst. instructor
in sculpture in the St. Louis art school.
Their verdict was obtained by viewing
hundreds of photographs submitted by
the contestants or their friends. Be
sides Miss Yaeger five other beauties
were awarded the distinction of being
the fairest in their respective states.
Romantic Family Reunion.
On March 13, 1887. W. H. Clark, a
farmer residing near Manchester, Iowa,
left his family, consisting of a wife and
six children to go to South Dakota to
settle on government land. It was
agreed that Clark should send for his
wife and children as soon as he was
prepared to receive them.
In making the trip to Dakota Clark
was caught in a railroad wreck between
Sioux Falls and Minneapolis. He was
taken from the wreck badly in lured,
and sent to St. Luke's hospital In Min
neapolis. His mind was affected by a
fracture on the skull, and he was tin
able to tell his name or address. Ho
remained at the hospital two years be
fore he was able to Inform the physi
cians who he was. He was finallv re
leased, and wrote his family te'lling
them of his accident. He received no
reply to his letters. The family, be
lieving him dead, had moved to Arkan
sas and later to Joplin. Clark at once
started out to find them, and after a
long search a daughter was found at
Oaks. S. D. A reunion of the entire
family at Joplin soon followed.
t Injunction Was Granted.
Judge Teasdale of Kansas City in tho
circuit court granted the application of
Frank James for an injunction to stop
the production of "Tho James Boys in
Missouri," a drama depicting the James
boy3 as train robbers and bank looters,
which has been playing at a local thea
ter. The injunction proceedings were
brought by Frank James, his mother,
Zerelda Samuels, and his step-father,
Dr. Reuben Samuels. James' petition
alleges that the play is harmful to tho
youth of tho country in that it glorifies
outlawry and makes heroes out of out
laws, and said it unjustly revived a rep
utation that he had been trying to live
down for twenty years.
Judgment Reversed.
The judgment convicting aud fining
Mrs. Amanda J. Balrd. a Kansas Citv
Christian Science healer, but failing to
report to the city authorities a case of
diphtheria, was reversed by the Kansas
City court of appeals and Mrs.
Balrd was discharged. Mrs. Baird was
fined $50 In police court in November,
1897. for failing to report a case of al
leged diphtheria in a child that she was
treating. She appealed to the criminal
court, where the judgment of the police
court was affirmed. Then she appealed
to the Kansas City court of appeals,
which in its decision, rendered recently,
says that the ordinance under which '
Mrs. Baird was convicted is aimed at
physicians; that under the statutes of
Missouri she is not a physician, and
therefore, not liable to the ordinance
under which she was convicted. The
court also pointed out that Mi's. Baird
did not know that tho child had diph
theria, and therefore could not have re
ported it. "
Missouri in Brief.
Track laying has been commenced at
Mineral, Kan., on the Missouri. Kansas
& Texas extension to Joplin.
At St. Louis, property covering a to
tal area of five blocks was transferred
to George J. Gould, president of the
Missouri Pacific and Iron Mountain
railway companies. The consideration
was $825,000. It is rumored that Mr.
Gould has made the purchase for tho
purpose of building an immense
freighthonseand to extend freight-yard
At St. Louis John, alias "Shorty,"
Councelle was shot and killed by Pa
trolman Smyth while attempting to es
cape after holding up John W. Sollais,
a conductor on a Springfield avenue
car. Councelle and a man who escaped
help up the conductor at the point of a
pistol, taking his watch and money.'
Because he neglected to furnish his
building with Are escapes and life lines,
J. W. Gillham, proprietor of the Empire
Hotel at St. Louis, was held responsi
ble for the deaths of the eleven persons
who lost their lives when tho hotel was
burned last Sunday morning. The find
ing of the jury was based on the evi
dence of Police Sergeant Hall, who tes
tified that not a life would have been
lost had the building been equipped
with fire escapes.
The Kansas City Journal says MIs
jourl is under obligations to the Minne
sota Board of Pardons for Its decision.
A return of the Youngers to this state
would be the signal for a series of dem
onstrations on the part of same of our
people that would reflect anything but
credit upon Missouri. The people who
used to treat the James gang as heroes
are still alive, many of them, and there
Is no evidence that they have become
any healthier of mind with, tho lapse of
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