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ROOK ISLAND ARGU
VOL.. I. NO. 18G.
JKOCK ISLAND. LX.Xi.. SATURDAY; MAY. 25. 19 01. -TWELVE PAGES.
PKICE THEEE CENTS.
Fierce Gale Doing Much
Damage in the
BLOWING 50 MILES AN HOUR
Telegraph and Telephone
Salt Like, May '25. A. heavy wind
has been sweeping over Nevada
Utah, Southern Idaho and Wyoming
the past SO hours, the velocity at
times reaching -0 miles an hour and
over. The storm has resulted in al
most complete prostration of tele
graph and telephone service in all di
General Damift Don.
Meagre reports from outside cities
tell of uprooted trees, wrecked out
buildings, and other damage.
IS HERE INVOLVED
Das Moines. May 25. The question
of whether a man can marry his wife's
sister was submitted to the genera!
assembly of the United Tresbyterian
church this morning ia the form of
report of a change recommended by
the committee on bills and overtures
in the confession of faith. The com
mittee recommends that inasmuch as
the overture submitted to churches
has received a majority, the section be
declared repealed and submitted
resolution to that effect.
OLD FASHIONED PENALTY
FOR ERNEST DUTTON
Wilmington. May 25. Ernest Dut-
ton. colored, who pleaded guilty to
administering poison to William Elle-
good, his father-in-law, with murder
ous intent, was sentenced to receive
60 lashes, stand an hour in pillory, be
imprisoned four years and pay a fane
of f 5.000.
LIVES ARE LOST IN
A SWOLLEN STREAM
Elkton, Ky., My 25 Mrs. Ramor
row's 7-year-old daughter and Miss
Annie Craig were drowned last night
while endeavoring to cross a stream
swollen by the heaviest rainfall cf this
BANK ROBBED AT
MINERAL POINT, WIS.
Madison. Wfi.. May 25 The First
National bank, of Mineral Point, was
robbed of 125,000 last night, the safe
being blown open.
EARTHQUAKE AT MALAGA
CAUSES A PANIC
Madrid, May 25. An earthquake
occurred in Malaga. A number of
houses were damaged and a panic
created among the inhabitants.
BOTHA WANTS DEWET
TO DISCUSS MATTERS
London, May 25. "Botha has
asked De Wet to meet-him " says a
Pretoria correspondent of the Daily
Mail 'to ditcuss the tituatlon."
IN A FOREIGN MINE.
JJcrlin. May 25. A dispatch from
Waldenburg, Prussia, says as the re
sult of a fire which broke out today in
the Harmann mine, 21 miters pei
isbed. L'nited Preebjteriana.
Des Moines. May 25. Yesterday
looming the entire time of tin general
ssemblv of the l'nited Presbyterian
church was taken up with a discus
sion on changes offered by the commit
tee on revision to article flfteeir of the
creed of the church, with regard to
the" admission of nine candidates for
membership belonging to secret or
ders. It J proposed to revise the arti
cle so as to give the sessions u "wise
discretion" in Its execution.
Will Bo at Cbleag Mamerlnl Day.
Springfield. Ills.. May 25. -The gov
ernor will participate in the parade in
i'bicago Memorial Day, and has or
dered the members f his staff, through
Adjutant General Reece. to report nt
Chicago In full uniform to review the
Baptist Hay Anniversaries.
Springfield. Mass., May 25. On the
fifth day of the Baptist May anniver
saries yesterday a distinguished guest
was Itcv. J. M. Gwynee-Owen, pastor
of the Hagley Road Baptist church
Of Birmingham. England .
Disabled I in liters and Families.
Little Rock. Ark.. May 23. Pro
vision for the care of disabled minis
tors and their families wa the prin
cipal topic in the Southern rresbyte
jrian gejieal.aaeml;yT3lIaT -
EX-GOV. TANNER'S FUNERAL
PremlMt To He the Most Notable Siare
Springfield. Ills., May 23. The re
mains of ex-Governor John R. Tauucr
will rest not far from those of Presi
dent Lincoln in Oakrldge cemetery,
Mrs. Tanner, Lin widow, yesterday
purchased a large lot. containing i.tnnt
feet. located probably 3U0 feet from
the Lincoln monument and directly
youth of it. In this lot the rmeains of
Governor Tunuer will be laid to rest
tomorrow afternoon. The funeral
promises to be the largest attended
tlat has been held lu Springfield since
l.iiuoin was buried. Military and civil
organizations from all over he state
w ill be present. Th following are the
active pall-learers: Assitaut State
Treasurer Whltemore and Colonel.
James P. B. Van Cleave, Springfield;
Colonel Randolph Smith. Flora; Col
onel James It. Smith. Clay City; Hon
orable John T. Peters. Springfield;
Judge Thomas W. Scott. Fairfield;
Honorable Charles II. Paunells. Jack
sonville, and Lewis II. Miner, of the
Sii.ie Journal. Springfield, all close
friends of the late governor:
Among the honorary pall bearers are
Joveruor Richard Yates. Senator Ma
sou, Lieutenant Governor Nortbcutt.
Secretary of State Hose. Auditor of
Public Accounts J. A. McCullough.
Siieriiiteiident of Iiihlic Instruction
Rayliss and Attorney General Hamlin.
A meeting of union miners of the
state has been called for 4 p. ui. today
in this city by the state officers of the
United Mine Workers for the purpose
of arranging for miners to attend the
funeral iu a liody. The funeral will
be military and besides the Fifth regi
ment. I. X. G.. there will be in line
one troop of cavalry, a section of ar
tillery and the engiueer company,
'lhe Grand Army of the Republic and
Scus of Veteraus will le largely rep
resented lu the procession, and many
of the prominent men of the state will
nlso atteud. while a number from out
side the state will be there. The body
will ie in state iln the lower retund.-t
of the state house from S a. in. to 2
p. ni. Sunday. The ohicers of the
state militia have been ordered to wear
the usual badge of mourning, when ou
duty, for thirty days.
HE MARRIED A FILIPINO.
And Herlosi Nrllibors Find Her Bright
Clarinda. la.. May 25. Mrs. Car
men Ren ware, the wife of Burt Ben
ware, cf Villisca, is perhaps the only
llipi:io woman in Iowa. She was
married to Benware in the Philippines
.aid accompanied hi in on his Zttiuv.ii to
his native state. She has an tinusu
ally bright intellect, and is a vivacious
and intelligent conversationalist. Tu
story of the courtship that preceded
the wedding of Benware and Carmen
k? Perfect os y la Azof a would read
like a composite of Paul and Virginia
and one of Zola s novels.
Benware went to the Philipipnes as
private and has the reputation of
having lieeu a good soldier and a brave
man. According to the story, tie fell
in love, not with Carmen, but with her
sifter, Senora Chica y Portiinndu.
Chica. being married, failed to rcsoiid
t- the affection of the American, and
his heart was captured on the rctouud
Flchtina; for Recognition of the I'alon.
MinneaiHIis. Minn.. May 25. A dis
pute lietween the electrical workers of
Minneapolis and St. Paul with the em
ploying companies over the recognition
of the union and formal signing of the
scale has led to a strike of twenty-five
wire stringers In this city, with the
possibility that all tire union forces
will go out. The men are satisfied
with the wages, which are aliove the
scale, but mean to force recognition.
No non-union men.
Iowa Christian diarrhea.
Marshalltown. Ia.. May 25. The an
nual convention of the northeastern
Iowa Christian churches closed a suc
cessful three days' convention u"re
'hursday night. Officers elected were:
R. C. 'argent. Mason City, president:
J. T. Nichols. Vinton, secretary-treasurer;
superintendent of Bible school
and Christian Kndeavor. C. II. Mat-
ox. Arlington. Mason City was se
lected as the next meeting place.
Chicago Clergyman Marries.
Jacksonville. 'lis.. May 25. Rev.
James Marquis Iuer. of the Fourth
Presbyterian church. Chicago, and
Miss Martha McCartney Chambers,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Cham
bers, and a belle of Jacksonville, were
married Thursday night in th? State
Street Presbyterian church here. Rev.
Pr. A. II. Morey officiating, assisted
bv Rev. Dr. C. M. Brown.
Minnie Renisn Sells for 1,030.
Ies Moines, Ia., May 25. Martin
lynn. of this city, yesterday sold at
auction forty-eight head of Shorthorn
.ittle for an aggregate of $15.:V.h. Tire
highest price paid was for Minnie Ben
son, sohi to li. 1-. Brown, or yimne-
aiiolis. Minn., for $l.iOi. TI. W. Weise.
of Sutherland, Ia., paid $I.IXK fur the
cow "Gem of Gloster.
Minister Conger at Ilea Moines.
Des Moines, Ia., May 25. Minister
K. II. Conger was the guest Thursday
night of he Grant club, the leading
Cepublican organization of the state.
Many out-of-town guests were present.
After a repast Minister Conger spoke
at length of the Chinese iieople and
the exierieiices of himself and others
at the siege of Peking.
Fell Ten Storlee and Lives.
Milwaukee. Wis.. May 25. William
'eyser. a voting man engaged on the
rfw Wells building as a painter, fell
ten stories and came out alive. The
physicians held out hopes for his re
covery. Iowa Commercial Travelers.
Sioux City. Ia.. May 25. Traveling
men from all parts of Iowa are here in
attendance on the second grand coun-
il of the United Commercial Travel
ers of Iowa.
Maw Railway Assured.
Arkansas Cltv. Ark Mar 'Si. A
railway from Arkansas City, Kan., to 1
the southeast la now assured. Is the 1
Information given out b.ere. . . "
Discussed at the Taxation Con
ference by an Expert
from St. Louis.
7THAT A M0BTG AG0E COMPLAINS
Present System Does Not Reach the
Trouble Some Iowa Tax Dodg
er, in Danger. -
Buffalo. May 25. The taxation con
ference of the National Civil Federa
tion resumed its discussions of the
question of taxation yesterday, the
topic lielng the taxation of mortgages,
ami inheritances and local option iu
taxation. James A. Garfield, of Ohio,
presided. Frederick N. Judson. of St.
Louis, the first speaker, spoke of taxa
tion of mortgages. Judson said in
part: "The chaotic condition of Amer
ican taxation in the now confessed fail
ure of the general property tax can
not be better illustrated thau in the
experience of the states, especially the
recent experiences of California and
Missouri. In the taxation of mortgaged
Involves loiible Taxation.
"Lauds within the limits of -a state
are subject to its taxing power and
cannot escape taxation, but the mort
gages upon real estate are represented
by notes or other securities which are
subject to be listed by the bolder for
taxation at his domicile. like other
personal property. This theory of the
general property tax involves double
taxation where it Is effective that Is,
the taxation of lioth the property and
the credit whose value rests upon the
prajierty. But It has failed to lie effect
ive so far as the taxation of mortgages
is concerned, for the same reasons
that the taxation of all intangible per
sonal property is ineffective.
Mortgagor Has to Fay the Tax.
"'It has been found impossible, cer
tainly in our cities, for the tax collec
tor to reach mortgaged notes or any
personal security, and with the excep
tion of the comparatively small
amount secured from administrations
and trustees, mortgages have prac
tically gone untaxed. The result,
therefore, Is to throw the entire bur
den upon the mortgagor, and the sene
of Injustice which he feels in being
required to pay a tax on the full as
sessed value of his laud, when its
value to him is reduced by the amount
of the mortgage, is Intensified by the
recognized fact that the mortgage, as
a rule, escapes taxation."
Comes t an Inevitable Conclusion.
After discussing the experiences of
several states with various tax sys
tem. Judson said: "The luevitablecoii
clusion is that land should be taxed
without reduction for mortgage lien
and that no attempt should be made
to tax mortgages. It is Idle to at
tempt equality in taxation by a sys
tem which Is necessarily ineffective.
The real estate owner derives lieyefit
from free -oinpctitiou of capital. In
that he can Inn-row at the lowest rate
of interest. The holder of real estate,
certainly iu our cites, expects to re
ceive a normal income on h;s property
after paying taxes.
KRectivo System Is Needed.
"But the unfortunate holder of mort
gages or other personal securities who
Is caught by 4 he assessor In the pro
bate court or elsewhere Is from 4o to
OO imt cent. It Is Idle to exjH-ct that
such a tax can Ik collected under any
form of self-assessment. It is not
within the scojw of this paper to dis
cuss how the wealth invested in per
sonal securities and mortgages shall
tie taxed, but certainly it should be by
an effective- system, and It should lo
the first roipiiste of any ratonal sys
tem of taxaton that the assessorshould
only assess what he can see and
IIOW TAXKS ARE DODGED
Propose to Show to tlia Extent
ofSlOO.OOO In Iowa.
Sioux City, Ia., May 25. Woodbury
county is hort In Its taxes and the
county supervisors have about decided
to enter into a new tax-ferret contract
to make the tax dodgers pay. up. John
J. Ca run ha ii, of the neetier-Carnahaii
company, has continued his presenta
tion of a proMisitiou which he makes
for the collection of the omitted taxes
in Woodbury county. Carnahan de
clared that his company could turn at
least J510O.000 taxes into the county
treasury that are due from the big tax
dodgers. So confident was he of this I
that he offered to accept In payment
for the service or tils ctunpany,
should It be employed, whatever might
lie collected in excess of $75.UOO
through its instrumentality.
"We will collect this sum," he said,
with very. little friction, without in
. .. - ---- -- - - I
Jus he to anybody and to the entire
satisfaction of the county and Its citi
zens. Our work does not empty the
pocketbook of the small property own
er or the widow with Just enough to
sustain her. They are not tax dodg
ers. Your real. live, healthy, tax dodg
er Is rl-h aud lives iu the city. There
Is where our work will be done and
there Is where the greater part of thLi
$lx.noO or more will lie collected.'
The proposition of the Pleener-Csir-
nahan i-umpany Is to list all omitted
taxes and co-operate with the county
treasurer and county auditor in mak
ing their collection. This work will be
done upon the payment of 13 per cent,
commission of the entire amount col
lected. For an additional 7Va per cent.
the company will agree to liear every
expense of litigation that may arise.
Furthermore, the company will agree
that it is to receive not a single cent
of compensation if It falls to turn at
least ?:;o,!x into the county treasury.
Vccording to Washington specials.
the supreme court Is divided on the In
wilar question, the majority favoring
REGULAR 0LD:TIME SCRAP.
On. of the Participants Comes Out With
Soma Had Injuries.
t'uiou City, Iud., May 'Si. A fist
light between I. N. Glunt. of Green
ville. O.. and Wesley Ross, seven miles
southeast of this city, may result se
riously. Ross is Glunt'a tenant, aud
they became involved iu a dispute,
coining to blows. Both are strong
men, but Ross knocked Gluut down
and continued to rain blows upon him
until he cried "enough." Ross then
helped Glunt to hi feet and assisted
In dressing" his injuries. The men
shook hands and separated, seemingly
After arrival home, however. Glunt
fded a -omplaiut against Ross, alleg
ing assault with intent to kill, and
Ross was placed under JM' Ismd. It
now develops that Glunt is badly iu
jured, his nose being broken and his
s-kull slightly fractured, and there, is
fear that a blood-clot Is forming on hi
brain. The prosecuting attorney is
moving to have Ross IkuiiI increased.
DESIREIS FOH REVISIOH
So Shown by an Overwhelming
Vote in the Presbyterian
ATTEMPT TO DISMISS THE SUBJECT
Very Few Supporters Proposed.
Declaratory Statement Ir.
Philadelphia. May 25 The Presby
tenan general assembly today defeat
ed the minority recommendation "IV
by a vote of 234 to 271. The majority
and minority reports agreed on every
thing but this recommendation. The
motion for the previous question was
overwhelmingly defeated. The as
sembiy adjourned at noon until Mon
day in order to visit Princeton uni
Philadelphia. May 'St. The Presby-
teriau general assembly, by a vote
which showed conclusively that a re
vision of the confession of faith is de
sired by the church, yesterday defeat
ed an amendment dismissing the whole
subject offered by Rev. George I. I'.ak
r. of Philadelphia. The assembly de
cided by an overwhelming majority to
continue consideration of the question
At the opening of j esterday after
noon's session the -assembly decided
to vote on the auieiiuent at -L.'IO p.
iu., and speeches were limited to ten
minutes. The time, biwever, was ex-
ti nded in order to give a number of
commissioners who wished to be heard
an opportunity of ieaking.
Pith of Hi Principal Talks.
The principal addresses of the day
were made by Rev. lr. John Iewitt.
In the morning, and Rev. Ir. Charles
A. ldckev. closing the debate. Mr. He
witt favored dismissal, declaring 111.
though there might he a slight di
vergence of opinion on the confession
the chunk was united on the Word
fcf Sod. Ir. Ii-key look a decided
stand against dismissal. He said that
as thelites! ion of revision was not
before the assembly no evil could re
si.lt from a further consideration of
the committee's reHti-t. Dr. W. II
lUtberts made a pica for a declarative
statement asserting the supremacy of
Holy Scripture as the only source of
Dr. Johnson Wants to Know.
During the debate in the afternoon
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Patterson, of Penn
sylvania, declared it had been said on
the floor of the assembly that the con
fession of faith was not believed.
This brought Dr. Johnson, of Chicago,
to his feet with the query: "I want
to know who says , we do not believe
the confession of faith?" The doctor
was quickly called to order and loyally
obeyed " the call. Dr. Patterson con
cluded his sieech with the announce
ment that be was unalterably opposed
to any change in the eonfessioii.
Dr. Koberis Declaratory Statement.
The nub of Dr. Roberts proposed
declaratory statement was that the
scriptures are supreme s the source
of doctrine, and "that this church has
always held, and now holds in -the
matter of the salvation of infants dy
ing in infancy and other iersons men
tally Incapable of faith, that they are
j saved by the electing grace of that"
w m w and "that the terms or sub
scription to the confession are not
ipslssisima verva. but to the system
of doctrine taught in Holy Scripture."
Ilirker Closes the Debate.
Dr. Dickey closed the debate with
The declaration that '"the question of
revision is not before the assembly.
- - - Aoiaiuy is trying to lean me
vhuvch into rpvolutiou or blind re-
j vision.. The clause prohibiting a man
from marrying Jus iead wife s sister
was repudiated. Is it more important
whose sister a man should marry, or
that infants are saved? J believe that
on!y elect infants are saved, but 1 want
it written in the confession that all in
fants are elect."
FIRE LOSS OF 5150,000
IN A SOUTHERN CITY
Wcatherford, Tex., May 25. A lire
that started at :5 this morning in the
wholesale hardware store of J. R
Ijwis destroyed property estimated
at f 150.000. The insurance is half
MANY PEOPLE PERISH
BY VOLCANO ERUPTION
Batavia, Java, May 25 -A report
says threo Europeans and 173 natives -perished
as a result cf the recent
eruption of the volcano Keloot. 1
TWO CREWS GO DOWN
Wild Waters of the Lake Swallow
Nineteen Persons, Includ
ing a Woman.
ETEALIEE BALTIMORE MEETS FATE
! Goes to the Bottom with All the Crew
but Two Two Barges Disappear
w ith Six Men on Board.
Hay City. Mich.. May 25. A special
to The Tribune from Tawas City, re
ceived yesterday, says: "A terrific
northeaster prevailed all day aud last
night. The steamer Haiti more, coal
laden, bloke in two and sank off Au
Sable this nioruing before daylight.
Thirteen were drowned, iiieludiug' a
woman aud a boy. The tug Columbia
of Detroit, with a government steam
dredge and two loaded lighters for the
Soo. was caught iu the storm. The
lighters and dredge were lost, parting
their six-inch cable. The crew of six
men 1 missing. While searching to
day for her tow the Columbia picked
up two men from the Baltimore on a
raft. They were almost dead, and
were taken to Fjist Tawus. Another
man was on the raft, but was lost, de
spite the efforts to save him.
Xreds;a Found but No Men.
"The Columbia picked up her dredge
tonight, but the lighters and the ex
pensive machinery they carried aud the
six men are still missing. The Haiti
more was owned by I. II. Fleming &
Co.. Chicago. The wind is now going
down. The schooner Montmorency,
which w-eut aground on the Charity
islands several days ago. has gone to
pieces. Her i-rew left her Thursday
The Tawas life-saving crew made a
trip to her at midnight and rowed
eighteen miles in the storm and against
the wind, lint found no one aboard."
Kamn of the People on Hoard
Chicago. May Si. P. H. Fleming &
Co. give the list of those ou board th
previous trip of the steamer Baltimore
as follows: M. H. Place, captain, of
Cleveland; Mrs. M. II. Place, his wife.
stewardess; Michael Brethren, firsl
mate: Kdward Owen and C. W. Sears
wheelmen; G. W. Scott and Herbert
Wining, watchmen; August Anderson
and George McGinn!, deck hands
John Delgers. second steward: P. Mar
ceaux.- of Chicago, tirst engineer
Thomas Murphy, of Milwaukee, sec
ond engineer: W. M. Parker and F
Krueger. tin-men. the owners sav
that if any changes in the crew had
been made before the trip which ended
disastrously vesterdav tliev have not
not lieen not i tied of the fact, and be
lieve the list of names given to repre
sent those who were on lioard when
the boat went down. The Baltimore
was built at Gibraltar. Mich., in lssi:
rate A 1. and was valued at .?40.tKM.
Her cargo was valued at about $.1,hh.
Seliooner tloes Anliore.
Milwaukee. Wis.. May S. The
schooner A. Bradley. Captain Will
lam C. Krtel. went ashore in a north
east gale off Port Washington at V2:V
p. in. yesterday. The Milwaukee life
saving crew was notified nml at once
went to the scene of the wreck with a
wrecking tug. After considerable ex
ertion the six members of the crew
were rescnew anu brought back to tins
city, tliomrh the schooner is an utter
wreck. She broke in two on the rocks.
and her crew was hanging to the rig
ging nearly exhausted wlieu the life-
saving crew arrived.
WAS A FAKE CONFESSION.
TN egro Ferguson !!! Not Confess to Pol
onlng Dr. Itarnes.
Jacksonville. Ills.. May 2.". The
story which was published as an al
leged confession of -Ferguson, the ne
gro in the Harm's case, is a fabrica
tion. It was not sent from this city
our originate! at ijumcy. lhe negro
still refuses to admit his guilt except
as It may be inferred from hypotlieti
cal cases stated bY him.
Ferguson and Mrs. Barnes were held
jointly Thursday by the grand jury
charged with the poisoning of Dr. J
I. Barnes by means of strychnine, ad
ministered in apples, oranges and can
dy. The case will be tried at the No-
vemlier term of court.
The only witness examined by the
grand jury who was not liefore the
coroner's jury was Harry Gage, a Wa
bash ticket clerk from Springfield, who
Is supposed to have sold the ticket
upon which Ferguson came. here.
Cup Races Begin on Sept. XI,
New York. May S. The challenge
committee of the New York Yacht
club, at a meeting yolerday afternoon,
decided to extend the time for the in
ternational yacht race one mouth, in
accordance with tne wish for this
length of time expressed by Sir Thom
as Upton in a cable received yesterday
by the challenge committee, in which
he asks until Sept. 21 if it would bet
ter suit the club's wishes.
German Baptists in Conference.-
Lincoln. Xeb.. May "."i. Incoming
trains from the east yesterday brought
nearly J.tKX German Baptists to join
a like numbep already here for the bl
eunial conference of Dunkards. The
conference is being held on the state
fair grounds, and the seventy-acre
tract is covered with tents, in which
the memlicrs will make their tomes
the coming week.
Grinnell Wins First Place.
lies Moines, la.. May 25. Grinnell
won first place at the intercollegiate
state field meet yesterday afternoon.
The record by points was: Iowa col
lege, Grinnell. 42: Drake university,
lies Moiues. 25: State college. Ames,
2TJ: State university. Iowa City. 15:
Cornell college. Mount Vernon, 4; State
normal school. Cedar Falls. S.
Shirts and Cuff's to Combine.
Chicago. May 25. A spVdal to The
Evening- Post from Troy. X. Y., savs
that the leading shirt aud cuff manu
facturers of the country are to corn
Vine. . . . .
THAT FORTUNE IS A MITH.
Mrs. C'ostrllo Jm Sat the Heiress tt an Ks
tate Worth :1 OO.OOO.
Kalamazoo, Mich., May 25. Mrs.
John Moon, mother of Mrs. Ethel Cos
lello. who claimed to have been left a
fortune of .fCUHi.tnio by an uncle of her
first husband, came here Wednesday
to see Mrs. Costello. tint found she
Lad left the city. Mrs. Moon says her
daughter was never married to-a man
rained Costello. and that the story of
the fortune is a fake. She says her
daughter was only married once, and
theu to Ira Washington, of Port Tam
pa, Fla. Mrs. Moon says she wrote to
her daughter that she must deny the
story of her lieing an heiress that was
circulating through the press or she
would expose it herself. Hearing noth
ing from her she wrote to her that she
was coming to this city. It is sup
posed Mrs. Costello left the city upon
the receipt of the last letter.
RATH BONEANDN EELY.
t-'oruier Is Nil.
May 25. Regarding the
Ha va na.
case of K. G. Ruthlione. charged with
posf office lioodlery. it is the common
talk among attorneys and court offi
cials that there is not the least evi
ihnce against him. and that Rathboue
would have been discharged long ago
but for the iersistency with which in
spectors are continually bringing in
new but unimportant testimony which
the court must record and translate.
The case is Midi iu the court of first
instance, aud -while it remains there
the attorneys cannot ask for a trial.
The counsel of Charles F. W. Xeely
will object to the use of interrogatories
sent to the T'uited Slates, the Philip
pine islands a.d elsewhere, as evi
dence, on the ground that this is ex
parte testimony and that the law
granting extradition guaranteed Xeely
a fair aud impartial trial.
PETTIGREW AND RAILWAY.
fetory That He Is Going Into the Business
Will Not Down.
Minneapolis. Minn.. May 25. A spe
cial to The Times from Sioux Falls. S.
D.. sayts: Kx-Senator K. I. Pettigrew
does not admit he has had a tender of
any position by President Hill, and
says positively that there i- no truth
iu the story of the tender of the presi
dency of the Xorthern Pacific. Asked
whether he had been offered the head
of the legal department of the Great
Xorthern Mr. Pettigrewanswered: "I
have nothing to say."
It is understood here that Pettigrew
has been offered the position of man
ager of the land department of the
Northern Pacific ami Great Northern.
The senator and wife left Wednesday
ti'ght for the Pacific coast.
M. W. I'retorius. ex-president tf the
Transvaal, is dead, aged N.'. years.
David Beynolds. a farmer living two
miles from Schenectady, N. Y.. has
been found murdered In his barn.
Failures for the present week num
ber i:2. against 1!2 last week.
Humane society officers will patrol
the Chicago parks in an effort to pro
tect the song birds.
The I'nioii Castle Steamship com
pany, which mouoKli7.es South Afri
can traffic, defies threatened American
Charles Boysset. the oldest member
of the French chamber of deputies. Is
The opening of the French Sudau
to European traffic is announced.
Kail Eukelsjon. Norwegian spy o
the Filipino junta, has been arrested
The Kaiser has barred reporters from
all f mictions where he intends to
Workmen at El Paso. Tex., dug up
Spanish cannon and muskets of th
A intutsrerial crisis is imminent In
Spain as a result of the election dis
Association Knlarges 1 La Scope.
St. Louis. May 25. The scope of the
National Association of Bureaus of La-
lor Statistics, iu session at the Plant
ers' hotel, has been enlarged and offi
cials from bureaus of any country on
the American continent have lieen
made eligible for membership. The
name is changed from National" to
American." Carroll D. Wright, l'nit
ed States- labor cn'inmissioner and
president of the organization, presides.
Arrested for Stealing a Balloon.
Reed City. Mich.. May 25. Lillian
CIark.iti aeronaut of this place, and
Alfred Seeley. said 'to be the son of
wealthy parents living in Farwell,
Mich., were arrested at Chicago Thurs
day charged with the larcenv of a bal
loon and other paraphernalia used by
aeronauts, which were taken ou Fri
day last from the residence of William
Carroll in Heed City. The prisoners
were returned to Michigan Thursday.
Mrs. Oniuiby's Husband Involved.
Sf. Louis. Mich.. Mav 25. Elmer
Quiinby. husband of Mrs. Sarah Quim-
by. who killed her two children .lames
and Beatrice Bailey by giving ihem
poisou. has been arrested charged with
being an accessory to the murder of
the children. The testimony of a
couple of neighbors at the inquest was
very damaging to Quunby. it is said.
Deserted One Wife in Poland.
Oshkosh, Wis., May 25. Ten years
ago Josepii Suehorski deserted his wife
and child in Poland and shortly after
ward came to this city, where he agaiu
married. He was Thursday confront
ed by his first wife aud the child, who
came all the way from Poland to find
him. His arrest ou the charge of big-
amyaud confinement in jail followed
Confectioners Sleet in Secret.
Chicago. May 25. A secret meeting
of confectioners representing seven
candy manufacturers associations con
trolling a large percentage of the
candy output, was held here yester
day. The nieuibers refused to state
whether the -ost of confections was'
to be advaui-cd. but said it was prob
able no such action would be taken.
Officers of the United States
Army in Trouble in
TRADING IN PORT PERMITS.
Trial By Court Martial To
Dispose of Alleged
Manila, May 25. Capt.t Michtel S.
Pellman, Lieut. Delbert R. Jones,
and Surgeon Dudley W. Welch of
Company, G, 43d infantry, stationed
at Maasin, southern Leyte, have been
arrested on the charge of trading in
permits to ship hemp from closed
ports. They will be tried by court
CHARGED WITH CRIME
Wheeling, W. Va.. May 25.
Charles Luez, son of a prominent citi
zen of Moundsville, was arrested to
day charged with the murder of John
son Hammond, a wealthy farmer liv
ing near, whose body was found with
a ballet hole in the he&d.
IS DULY SIGNED
Muskogee, I. T., May 25. Chief
Porter today signed the Creek treaty
passed recently by the bodies of that
tribe at Okmulgee. Formal notifica
tion of the final acceptance of the
treaty will be made to McKinley at
once so that he may in turn issue a
proclamation authorizing the allot
ment of sale of Creek Indian lands.
AGREE TO TERMS:
STRIKE IS OFF
Shamokin, Pa., May 25. Robert
son & Co., operating the Corbin and
Excelsior collieries, today agreed to
hereafter pay its employes semi
monthly, whereupon -the strike of
1,000 men and, boys was declared off.
BOWEN APPOINTED -
MINISTER TO PERSIA
Washington, May 25. Herbert W.
Bowen, of New York, was appointed
envoy extraordinary and minister
plenipotentiary to Persia.
IS ORDERED HOME
Berlin, May 25. The German naval
division in the far east has been
ordered bv cable to return home.
70 MINERS ENTOMBED.
All Are Probably Dead Mine Horror In a.
London, May 25. Ahout 100 men
were in the pit of the I'niversal collier
ies at Senghenydd, in the Ithandda.
valley, yesterday, when an explosion
occurred. Ueseuers begau work im
luediately, and Ave bodies were soon
recovered. But the pit was wrecked
and all the miners were imprisoned,
w;tli little prospect of being rescued. .
loiter The rescuers have found a
f w more bodies, but there is no hope
that the seventy miners who are still
entombed will be brought out alive.
liovcrn.r top m Fries f Igtat.
Greenfield. Iud.. May 2,i. The prize
.sht advertised to take place at the
Siera house here last night between
Patsy Mogau. of Philadelphia, and
.lack Ityau. of Louisville, was stopped
by orders of Governor Durbio to Sher
iff Lara bee and Mayor Egan.
Car Innpectora CbooM a Chief.
Odumhus. O.. May 25. The Nation
al Association of Car Inspectors has
elected .lames .I.tckson. of Pittsburg,
supreme iuspectur. Next meeting- will
be held in Philadelphia in May. 10..
L. H. Hoffkins, of Rhode Island, was
chosen supreme secretary.
Iteiteptlon to President Lynch.
Omaha. Xeb.. May 25. President
J. M. Lynch, of the International Typo
graphical union, was tendered a re
ception aud banquet last night by the
local unions, at which 250 members
Drowned HImelf 111 Health.
Burlington. Ia., May 25. C. C.
Wright, of Burlington, a train dis
patcher, jumped from the railroad
bridge into the Mississippi Thnrsday
night and drowned. Ill health was the
Nothing Small About This Family.
South Bend, Ind.. May 25. Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel W'itmer, living near
North Liberty, have just celebrated
their fifty-eighth wedding anniversary.
They are the parents or fifteen chil
dren. Creedon Knocked Out by Hart.
Louisville, Ky., May 25. Marvin
Hart, of Louisville, last night knocked
out Dan Creedon, of Australia, in the
sixth round of a twenty-five-round
bout before rho Southern Athletic club.
tVUl Come and Stndy Us.
Berlin, -May 25. Herr Brefeld, for-
imorBrilruster of commerce adn indus
n. vrill ron a lonjr trip to study the
eomnieocJal situation in Great Britain