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VOL. Ii. NO. 1SG.
BOCK ISIuJlNT), Hili.. SATURDAYS MAY. 2.". 1901. TWELVE PAGES.
PKICE THREE CENTS
Fierce Gale Doinj? 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 30 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
Ceaeral IHtmag 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 a
sister was submitted to the general
assembly of the United Tresbyterian
church this morning in 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declared repealed and submitted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
Wilmiogtou. May 25. Ernest Dat-
toa, colored, who pleaded guilty to
administering poison to William Klle-
good, his father-in-law, with murder
ous intent, was sentenced to receive
60 lashes, stand an hour in pillory, be
imprisoned four vears and pay a fine
LIVES ARE LOST IN
A SWOLLEN STREAM
Elkton, Ky.. Mty 25 Mrs. Ramor
row's 7-y ear-old daughter and Miss
Annie Craig were drowned last eight
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 $25,000 last ni"ht, 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 DE WET
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.
Jicrlin, May 25. A dispatch from
Waldenburg. l'russia, says as me re
sult of a tire which broke out today in
the Ilarmann mine, SI mirers pci
isbed. In 1 ted Fre.bjt.riaa..
Tie. Moines. Ia.. Mty 'Si. Yesterday
morn in or the entire rime of the general
jscmblv of the I'niled Presbyterian
church "was taken tip with a dlscus
inn on changes offered by the commit
tee on revision to article fifteen of the
creed of the church, with regard to
the' admission of nine candidate for
mom hot-shin belonging to secret or
ders. It Js proposed to revise the arti
cle so as to give the sessions a "wise
discretion" in It execution.
Will Bo at Chicago Memorial Day.
snHnirfield. Ills.. May 25. The gov-
rrnor will participate in the parade in
t'bicago Memorial Iay. and has or
dered the members t his staff, through
Adjutant General Reece. to reiort nt
Chicago in full unuorm io renew vuv
Baptist May Analarsarla
Springfield. Mas.. May 23. On the
fifth day of the Baptist May anniver
saries yesterday a distinguished guest
Mas Rev. J. M. Gwy nee-Owen, pastor
of the Hagley Road Baptist church
of Birmingham. Kngland m ,
Disabled Ministers and i amille..
Little Rock, Ark.. May 25. Prn
ri.inn for the os re of disabled minis
ters and their families wa the prin
cipal topic in the sutnern rresoju-
rian geiieal.aeTyTejterday. -
EX-COV. TANNER'S FUNERAL.
rrsmlatt To He lh. Moat Notable Sine
Fprlngfield. Ills.. May 25. The re
mains of ex-Governor John R- Tanner
will tt not far from those of rresl
dent Lincoln in Oakridge cemetery,
Mrs. Tanner, bis widow, yesterday
purchased a large lot. contaiulng 7.01 mi
net, located probably 300 feet from
the Lincolu monument and directly
south of it. In this lot the rmeains of
Governor Tanuer will be laid to rest
tomorrow afternoon. The funeral
promises to be the largest attended
tint has been held lu Springfield since
Lincoln was buried. Military and civil
organization from all over 4 be state
will be present. Th following are the
active pall-bearers: Assitant 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. Springtield;
Judge i nomas . Scott. Fairfield;
Honorable Charles II. I'aunells. Jack
sonville, and Lewis II. Miner, of the
Sii.te Journal. Springfield, all close
friend of the late governor:
Among the honorary pall-bearers are
Governor Richard Yates. Senator Ma
sou, Lieutenant Governor Xorthcutt.
Secretary of State -Rose. Auditor of
Public Accounts J. A. McCulloiigh.
Superintendent of Iublie Instruction
Baylisn anil Attorney (General Hamlin.
A meeting of union miners of the
state has been called for 4 i. ui. today
in this city by the state officers of the
L'uited Mine Workers for the purpose
of arranging for miners to attend the
funeral in a body. The funeral will
1h military aud tesides (lie Fifth regi
ment. I. X. i.. .there will be in line
ne troop of cavalry, a section of ar
tillery and the ciigluecr company.
"ibe Grand Army of the ltepublic and
Si-us of Veterans will le largely rep
resented lu the procession, ami niaiiv
of the prominent men of the state will
also attend, while a numler from out
ride the state will be there. The body
will ie in state iln the lower retiiud.-t
of the state house from S a. in. to
p. ni. Sunday. The ofilcers of the
state militia have been ordered to wear
the usual badge of niouruing, wheu on
duty, for thirty days.
HE MARRIED A FILIPINO.
And Uer Iowa Neighbor. Find Her Rrlgbt
and VI radon.
Clirinda. la.. May 25. Mrs. Car
men Ben ware, the wife of Kurt Ben.
ware, cf Villisca. is perhaps the only
J- .lipmo woman in Iowa. She was
married to Hen ware in the Philippines
iitid aecoinpanied him on his rimu to
bis native state. She lias an linusu
ally bright intellect, aud Is a vivacious
and intelligent conversationalist. Tli
story of the courtship that preceded
the wldiug of Beuware ami Carmen
k? Perfectos y la Azora would read
like a composite of Paul and Virginia
ami one of Zola s novels.
Beuware went to the Philippines as
a .private and has the reputation of
having lieeii a good solu.er aud a lrav
man. According- to the story, he fell
in love, not with Carmen, but with hr
r-lfter. Senora Cblca y Portuoudo.
Cbiea. being married, failed to rcsioud
to the affection of the American, ami
bis heart was captured on the rebound
Fighting for Kerognition of the I'alon.
MinueaiMilis. Minn.. May 25. A dis
pute between 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
poMsiitilify that all tire union force
will go out. The men are satisfied
with the wages, which are alove the
scale, but mean to force recognition.
No non-union men.
Iowa Christian Chore lies.
Marsualltown. Ia.. May 25. The an
nual convention of the northeastern
Iowa Christiau churches closed a suc
cessful three days convention here
Thursday night'. Officers elected were:
Ii. C. Sargent. Mason CH3-. president;
.1. T. Nichols. Vinton, secretary-treas
urer: snixTintendent or Bible school
and Christian Endeavor, C. II. Mat
tox. Arlington. Mason City was se
lected as the next meeting place.
Chicago Clergyman Marrlea.
Jacksonville. 111.. May 'St. Rev.
James Marquis Inier. of the Fourth
Presbyterian church. Chicago, and
Miss Martha McCartney Chambers,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Cham
bers, and a lelle of Jacksonville, were
married Thursday night in thr State
Street Presbyterian church here. Rev.
Tr. A. II. Morey officiating, assisted
by Rev. Dr. C. M. Browii.
Mlanle Hensan Sell, for $1,030.
Ies Moines. Ia.. May 2-". Martin
I-'lynn. of this city, yesterday Mild at
auction forty-eight head of Shorthorn
cattle for an aggregate of S1.".:Ks. Tire
highest price paid was for .Minnie Ben
son, soiii to II. t. i.rown. of Minne-
aimlis. Minn., for $1.0. n. W. Welsc.
of Sutherland. Ia.. ixiid ?1.IHKI fur the
cow "Gem of (Jloster."
Minister Conger at litm Moines.
Des Moines. Ia.. May 2-"V Minister
K. II. Conger was the guest Thursday
night of 4 he Grant club, the leading
Republican organization of the state.
Mauy out-of-town guests were present.
After a repast Minister Conger siokc
at length of the Chinese iieople and
the experieii-es of himself and others
at the siege of Peking.
Fell Tea Stories and Lives.
Milwaukee. 'Wis., May IS. William
Peyser, a young man engaged on the
rew Wells building as a painter, fell
ten stories and came out alive. The
physicians held out hopes for his re
covery. Iowa Comtnerrial Travelers.
Sioux City. Ia.. May 23. Traveling
men from all parts of Iowa are here in
attendance on the second grand coun
cil of the United Commercial Travel
ers of Iowa.
A aw Railway Aran red.
Arkansas City. Ark.. May 23. A
railway from Arkansas City, Kan., to
the southeast Is now assured, is
Information given out here.
Discussed at the Taxation Con
ference by an Expert
from St. Louis.
01 WHAT A MORTGAGOR COMPLAINS
Present System Does Not Beach the
Trouble Some Iowa Tax Dodg
ers in Dancer.
Buffalo. May 23. The taxation con
ference of the National Civil Federa
tion resumed its discussions of the
question of taxation yesterday, the
topic Ix'ing the taxation of mortgages
aud Inheritances and local option lu
taxation. James A. tJarfield. of Ohio,
presided. Frederick N. Judson. of St.
Louis, the tirst speaker, spoke of taxa
tion of mortgage. J ml son 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 than in the
experience of the states, especially the
recent experiences of California and
Missouri, in the taxation of mortgaged
Involves Double Taxation.
"Lauds within the limits of state
are tmbject to its taxing power and
cannot escape taxation, but the mort
gages uon real estate are represented
by notes or other twt-urttles which are
subject to be listed by the holder for
taxation at bis domicile. like other
personal property. This theory of the
general property tax Involves double
taxation where It is effective that is,
the taxation of lth the property and
the credit whose value rests upon the
property. But It has failed to le effect
ive so far as the taxation of mortgages
is com-crucd. for the same reasons
that the taxation of all intangible per
sonal property Is ineffective.
Mortgagor Ilea to Fay the Tai.
"It has been found iiuiossilIe. cer
tainly In our cities, for the tax collec
tor to reach mortgaged notes or any
ersoual security, and with the excep
tion of the comparatively small
amount secured from administrations
and trustees, mortgages have 1 (Tac
tically gone untaxed. The result,
therefore, Is to throw the entire bur
den ut(ii the mortgagor, ami the seiiM
of injustice which he feels in being J
required to pay a tax on the full as
Keshed value of his land, when Its
value to him is reduced by the amount
of the mortgage, is Intensified by the
recognized fact that the mortgage, a
a rule, escapes taxation."
Comes to an Inevitable Conclusion.
After dlccussing the experiences of
several states with various tax .ys
teius. Judson said: "The Inevitsblecoti
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 leyefit
from free coiiietlt ion of capital, in
that he can 1hitov at the lowest rate
of interest. The holder of real estate,
certainly in our cites, expects to re
ceive a normal income on his property
after paying taxes.
Effective 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 4t to
0O ht cent. It Is Idle to excct that
such a tax can l(e collected under any
form of self-assessment. It is not
within the scoim? of this paper to dis
cuss how the wealth invested in per
sonal securities and mortgages shall
1s taxed, but certainly it should be by
an eff-tive system, and it should be
the first retiuiste of any ratonal sys
tem of taxaton that the assessorshould
only assess what he can see and
HOW TAXES ARC DODGED.
I'ropofe to M10. to the KzCent
or SI OO.OOO la Iowa.
Sioux City, la.. May Woodbury
county Is short In Its taxes and the
county supervisor have about decided
to enter into a new tax-ferret contract
to make the tax dodgers pay. up. John
J. Carnahati. of the Fleencr-Carnahau
company, has continued his presenta
tion of a proKsitiou which he makes
for the collection of the omi-tied taxes
In Woodbury county. Carnahati de
clared that his company could turn at
least $10O.N0 taxes Into the county
... . . .1. . r .1. 1 I . .
treasury iiiai arc iue 1 umii i hc oik iui
dodgers. So confident was he of this l
that he offered to accept In payment
tor the servi"es- or 11 is ceanpany.
should It be employed, whatever might.
in collected In excess of $7."(.0.'U
through its instrumentality.
We will -olIect this sum." he said,
with very. little friction, without in
justice to anylwxly and to the entire
satisfaction of the county and Its citi
zens. Our work dM not empty the
pocketl(ook of the small property own
er or the widow with just enough to
sustain her. They are not tax dlg
ers. Your real, live, healthy, tax dodg
er Is rleji and lives in the city. There
Is where our work will be done and
there Is where the greater part of thL
$1immk) or more will l(e collected."
The proposition of the I-'leener-Car-
nahan company Is to list all omitteI
taxes and co-operate with the -ounty
treasurer and county auditor In mak
ing their collection. This work will be
done upon the payment of 13 per -ent.
commission of the entire amount col
lected. For an additional TVs per cent.
the company will agree to iKtir every
expense of litigation that may Arise.
Furthermore, the company will agree
that if Is to receive not a single cent
of compensation If It falls to turn at
least $::f,t!i into the county treasury.
According to Washington specials.
the supreme court is divided 011 the In-
wtlar question, the ma
- the governrnent,.
REGULAR OLD-TIME SCRAP.
One of the Participants Comes Out With
.Some Rad Ibjurlea.
T'uion City, lud.. May -". A Il8t
light between I. N. tJluut. of Creen
vllle, O.. and Wesley Ross, seven miles
southeast of this city, may result se
tlpusly. Ross is tilunt's tenant, aud
they became Involved in a dispute,
coining to blows. Both are strong
men, but Ross knocked (Jluut down
and continued to raiu blows upon him
until , he cried enough." Ross then
helped Clunt to bis feet nud assisted
In dressing his injuries. The men
shook hands and separated, seemingly
After arrival home, however. Olun
filed a complaint against Ross, alleg
ing; assault with intent to kill, am
Ross was placed under $3K bond.
now develops that Glunt Is badlv in
jtired. bis nose being broken and hi
t-knll slightly fractured, and there
fear that a blood-clot Is forming on hi
brain. The prosecuting attorney
moving to have Ross' liond increased.
So Shown by an Overwhelming
Vote in the Presbyteriin
G eneral Assembly.
ATTEMPT TO DISMISS THE SUBJECT
lias Very Few Supporters Tro posed
Declaratory Statement lr.
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
sembly adjourned at noon until Mon
day in order to visit Princeton uoi-
Philadelphia. May The Presby-
tfiiau general assembly, by a vole
which showed conclusively that a re
vision of the coufessiou of faith is de
sued by the church, yesterday defeat
ed an amendment dismissing the whob
subject offered by Rev. Ceorge 1. Bak
er. 01 l'hiiatiripina. 1 ue usscuiniy i
elded by an overwhelming; majority to
continue consideration of the question
At the opening of jestciday after
noon's sesslou the -tssembly decided
to vote on the ameuytneni at -L.'IO p.
lit., and speeches were limited to ten
minutes. The time. lcvevcr, was ex-
ttixled in order to give a number of
commissioners, who wished to be heard
au opportunity of speaking.
Pith of the Principal Talks.
The principal addresses of the day
were made by Rev. Ir. John Hewitt,
In the morning, ami Itev. Ir. Charles
A. IMckey. closing the debate. Pr. le
witt favored dismissal, declaring that
though there might le a slight di
vcrgenco of opinion on the confession
the chunk was united on the Word
fcf Cod. lr. IUckey took a decided
stand against dismissal. He said that
as the question of revision was not
before the assembly 110 evil could re
sult from a further consideration tf
the committee's reimrt. lr. W. H.
Roberts made a plea for 11 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 Iwlieve
the confession of faith' The doctor
was quickly called to order and loyally
obeyed 'the call. Dr. Patterson coti-
cliniea ins speech with the announce
ment that lie was uualterably opposed
to any change iu the confession.
Dr. Koberia Declaratory Statement.
The nub of Dr. Roberts' proposed
declaratory statement was that the
scriptures are supreme as 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 aud other jiersons men
tally Incapable of faith, that they are
I saved by the electing grace of that"
ami "mat the terms 01 sub
scription to the confession are not
ipslssisima verva. but to the system
of doctrine taught in Holy Scripture."
Dlrkey Cloeea the Debate.
Dr. Dickey closed the debate with
the declaration that "the question of
revision is not before the assembly.
I NoImrI.v is trying fo lead the
1 church Into a revolutiou or blind re
j vision.. The clause prohibiting a man
: from marrying his dead wife's sister
was repudiated. Is it more Important
whose sister a man should marry, or
that infants are saved? I believe that
only, elect Infants are saved, but I want
It written In the confession that all in
fants are elect."
FIRE LOSS OF 3150.000
IN A SOUTHERN CITY
Wcalherford, Tex., Maj '25. A lire
that started at .'1 this morning in the
wholesale hardware store of J. R
Ixj wis destroyed property estimated
at f 150. U0). The insurance is half
MANY PEOPLE PERISH
BY VOLCANO ERUPTION
Batavia, Java, May 25 -A report
sava threo Europeans and 17 natives
erwpwuu ui iuo t menu u r&eioot.
TWO CREWS GO OOWII
Wild Waters of the Lake Swallow
Nineteen Persons, Includ
ing a Woman.
BTEAMEE BALTIMORE MEETS FATE
oes to the Bottom witti All the Crew
but Two Two Barges Disappear
w ith Six Men on Board.
Bay City. Mich.. May 25. A special
to The Tribune from Tawas City, re
ceived yesterday, says: "A terrific
northeaster prevailed all day and last
night. The steamer Baltimore, coal
ladeii, broke in two and sank off Au
Sable this morning before daylight.
Thirteen were drowned. Including' a
woman and a boy. The tug Columbia
of Detroit, with a government s-team
dredge and two loaded lighters for the
Sn. was caught lu the storm. The
lighters and dredge were lost, parting
their six-inch cable. The crew of six
men is missing. While searchiug to
day for her tow the Columbia picked
up two men from the Baltimore on
raft. They were almost dead, and
were taken to Kast Tawas. Another
uian was on the raft, but was lost, de
spite the efforts to save him.
Dredge Found but No Men.
Tbe Columbia picked up her dredge
tonight, but the lighters ami the ex
pensive machinery they carried and the
six men are still missing. The Ha It i
more was owned by P. II. Fleming &
Co.. Chicago. The wind is now going
down. The 'schooner Montmorency,
whW-h went aground 011 the Charity
Islands several davs ago. has gone to
pieces. Her crew left her Thursday
The Tawas life-saving crew made 1
trip to her at midnight and rowed
eighteen miles lu the storm und against
the wiud. but found no one aboard."
Kamea of the People on Hoard-
Chicago. May .:(.. II. Fleming &
Co. give the list of those 011 board th
previous trip of the steamer Baltimore
as follows: M. II. Place, captain, of
Cleveland: Mrs. M. II. Place, his wife
stewardess: Michael Brethren, first
mate: Kdward Owen ami C. W. Sears,
wheelmen: H. W. Scott and Herbert
"Wining, watchmen: August Anderson
and tSeorge Mctilnni, d-ck hands
John Delgers. second steward: P. Mar
cemix.- of Chicago, first engineer:
Thomas Murphv. of Milwaukee, sec
ond engineer: W. M. Parker and I
Krueger, firemen. Ihe owners say
Ihat if any changes In the crew had
beti made before the trip which ended
disastrously yesterday they have not
not leeu notified of the fact, and be
lieve the list of names given to repre
sent those who were on l(oard when
tin- boat went down. The Baltimore
was built at Gibraltar. Mich.. In 1-ssi;
rate A 1U. and was valued at SUtl.lHMi.
Her cargo was valued at about $.-(,ihh,
Schooner Goes A.liorr.
Milwaukee. Wis.. May -27,. The
schooner a. uradiey. captain ill
lam C. Krtel. went ashore iu a north
east gale off Port Washington at 12:4. t
p. 111. yesterday. The Milwaukee life-
saving crow was notified and at once
went to the scene of the wreck with a
wrecking tug. After considerable ex
ertion the six members of the crew
were rescued and brought back to this
city, though the schooner is au utter
wreck. She broke in two 011 the rocks.
and her crew was hanging to the rig
ging nearly exhausted when the life-
saving crew arrived.
WAS A FAKE CONFESSION.
Negro Ferguson Did Not Confess to Pol
onlng Dr. Ilarnes.
Jacksonville. Ills.. May 2o. The
story which was published as an al
leged confession of -Fergusou, the ne
gro in the Barnes case, is a fabrica
tion. It was not sent from this city
our originate! at tjuim-y. 1 lie negro
still refuses to admit his guilt except
as it may be inferred from hypotheti
cal cases stated by him.
Ferguson and Mrs. 1 '.a rues were held
Jointly Thursday by the grand jury
charged with the poison lug of Dr. i.
L. Barnes by means of strychnine, ad
ministered in apples, oranges and can
iy. 1 lie case win ne irieu at ine .no-
vemlier term of court.
The only witness examined by tlu
grand jury who was not liefore the
coroner's jury was Harry (age. a Wa
bash ticket clerk from Springfield, who
Is supiosed to have sold the ticket
iqon which Ferguson came here.
Cup Birrs Begin oa Sept. XI,
New York. May '2: The challenge
committee of the New York Yacht
dub. at a meetiug yel?rday afternoon,
dec Med to extend the time for the in-
ttrnational yacht race one mouth, in
accordance with fne wish for this
length of time expressed bv 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 Daptlsta in Conference.-'
Lincoln. Neb.. May 2.1. Incoming
trains from the east yesterday brought
nearly 2.iO erman Baptists to join
like 11 urn he already here for the bi
ennial 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 members will make their homes
the coming week.
Grinnell Wins First Place.
Des Moines. Ia.. May 2o. Grinnell
won first place at the intercollegiate
state field meet yesterday afternoon.
rhe ni'ord by jKints was: Iowa col
lege. Grinnell. 42: Drake university.
Des Moines. 2-": State college. Ames.
State university. Iowa City. 15;
Cornell college. Mount Vernon, 4; State
normal school. Cedar Falls. 3.
Shirte aad Cafla to Combine.
Chicago. May 2-".. A spVHal to The
Evening Post from Troy. N. says
that the leading shirt and cuff manu-
, facturers of the country are to com- ,
UU1V. ... .
THAT FORTUNE IS A MITH.
Mrs. C'ostello Is Not the Ileires tl on "s
ate Worth :tOO,O0O.
Kalamazoo. Mich., May 2.1. Mrs.
John Moou. mother of Mrs. Ethel Cos
lello, who claimed to have been left a
fori une of .:uki.imx by an uncle of her
I'.rst husband, came here Wednesday
to see Mrs. Costello. but fouud she
bad lert the city. Mrs. Moou says her
daughter was never married to-a man
named Costello. and that the story of
the fortune is a fake. She says her
daughter was only married once, and
theu to Ira Washiugtou. of Port Tam
pa, Fla. Mrs. Moou says she wrote to
her daughter that she must deny the
story of her leing 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 'BOTJEAN D N EELY.
Report That the Kvidenre Against the
i'oruier Is Nil.
Havana, May 2-". Kegardiug the
case of K. Rathlsuie. charged with
posfotlice ltoodlery. it is the common
talk anioag attorneys and court offi
cials that there is not the least evi
dmce against him. and that Rathbone
would have been discharged long ago
but for the persistency with which in
spectors are coiitiuually bringing iu
new but unimportant lestiuiony which
the court must record nud translate.
The case Is Mtill in the court of first
instance, aud -while it remains there
the attorneys cannot ask for a trial.
The counsel of Charles l- V. Neely
will object to the use of interrogatories
sent to the l'uited S-lates. the Philip
pine islauds a.d elsewhere, as evi
dence, on the ground that this is ex
parte testimony and that the law
granting extradition guaranteed Neely
a fair and impartial trial.
PETTIGREW AND RAILWAY.
Story 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.. says: Ex-Senator 11. F. Pettigrew
does not admit he has had a tender of
any position by President Hill, and
says positively that there is no truth
Iu the story of the tender of the presi
dency of the Northern Pacific. Asked
whether he had been offered the bead
of the legal department of the Great
Northern Mr. Pettigrew answered: "I
h.!ve nothing to say."
It Is understood here that Pettigrew
ba been offered the position of man
ager of the land department of the
Northern Pacific and treat Northern.
The senator and wife left Wednesday
li'ght for the Pacific coast.
M. W. Pretorius. ex-president of the
Transvaal, is dead, aged SJ! years.
David Reynolds, a farmer living two
miles from Schenectady. N. Y.. has
been found murdered In his barn.
Failures for the present week num
ber 1!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'nion Castle Steamship com
pany, which monopolizes South Afri
can traffic, defies threatened American
compel it ion.
Charles Boysset. the oldest member
of the French chamber of deputies. Is
The opening of the French Sudan
to European traffic is announced.
Kail Eukelsjon, Norwegian spy o
the Filipino junta, has been arrested
The Kaiser has barred reporters from
all functions where he intends to
Workmen at LI Paso, J ex.. dug up
Spanish cannon and muskets of th
A ministerial crisis is imminent In
Spain as a result of the elecLiem dis
Association Enlarges Its Scope.
St. Louis. May 25. The scope of the
national Association of Bureaus of La
lor Statistics, in session at the Plant
ers' hotel, has been enlarged and offi
cials from bureaus of auy country on
the American continent have lieeii
made eligible for membership. The
name is changed from "National" to
American." Carroll D. Wright, I'nit-
ed States labor commissioner and
presideut of the organization, presides.
Arrested for Stealing a Balloon.
Reed City. Mich.. May 25. Lillian
Clark. m 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 tu Fri
day last from the residence of William
larroii in i;eet it y. ihe prisoners
were returned to Michigan Thursday.
Mrs. Oiitmby'a Husband Involved.
St. Louis. Mich.. May 25. Elmer
Qui 111 by. husband of Mrs. Sarah Ouim-
by. who killed her two children James
and Beatrice Bailey by giving 4 hem
poison, has been arrested charged wiUi
being an accessory to the murder of
the children. The testimony of a
couple of neighlKirs at the inquest was
very damaging to Quimby, it Is said.
Deserted One Wife In Poland.
Oshkosh. Wis.. May 25. Ten rears
ago Joseph Suehorski deserted his wife
and child in Polaud aud shortlv after
ward came' to this dry. where he agaiu
married. He wa Thursday confront
ed by his first wife aud the child, who
came all the way from Polaud to find
him. Ills arrest on the charge of big
amyand confinement in jail followed
Confectioners Meet in Secret.
Chicago. May 25. A secret meeting
of confectioners representing seven
candy manufacturers associations con
trolling a large percentage of the
andy output, was held here yester
day. The members refused to state
whether the -ost of confectious was
to be advanced, but said it was prob
able no such action would J)e taken. 1
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.lMichf el 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
Chatles 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 head.
IS DULY SIGNED
Muskogee, I. T., May 25 Chief
Porter today signed the Creek treaty
passed recently by the bodies of that
tribe at Ofcmulgee. 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
sou & 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 ana minister
plenipotentiary to Persia.
IS ORDERED HOME
Berlin, May 25. The German naval
division in the far east has been
ordered by cable to return home.
70 MINERS ENTOMBED.
All Are Probably Dead Mine Horror in A
London. May 25. Ahout 1X) men
were in the pit of the T":i!versal collier
ies at Senghenydd, in the Rhandda,
valley, yesterday, when an explosion
occurred. Rescuers begau work im
tuediately, and five bodies were soon
recovered. But the pit was wrecked
and all the miners were imprisoned,
w?th 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 le brought out alive.
liovemor .Mopt a i'rixe flgli t.
Cireenfleld. Ind.. May 25. The prize
?h-t advertised to take place at the
oiera. house here last night between
Patsy Ilog.-m. of Philadelphia, and
Jack Ryan, of Louisville, was stopped
by orders of (Jovernor lmrbin to Sher
iff Lara bee aud Mayor Kgan.
Car Inpector ChooM Chief.
Columbus. O.. May 25. The Nation
al Association of Oar Inspectors has
elected .lames .T.ickson. of Pittsburg,
supreme iuspector. Next meeting" will
be held in Philadelphia in May. 190.".
L. H. Hoffkins, of Rhode Island, was
chosen supreme secretary.
Keneptlon to Prenident Lynch.
Omaha. Neb.. May 25. President
J. M. Lynch, of the International Typo
graphical union, was tendered a re
ceptiou and banquet last night by the
local unions, at which 250 members
Drowned Hlmaelf 111 Health.
Burlington. Ia., May 25. C. C.
Wright, of Burlington, a train dis
patcher, jumped from the railroad
bridge into the Mississippi Thursday
night aud drowned. Ill health was the
Kothtnr Small About Thia Family.
South Bend. Ind.. May 25. Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Witmer, living near
North Liberty, have just celebrated
their fifty-eightb wedding anniversary.
They are the parents of fifteen chil
dren. Creed on Knocked Ont 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 tho Southern Athletic club.
Will Com and Stady Us.
Berlin, iiay 25. Herr Brefeld, for-
jfnarcolnisier of commerce adn indus
tnL vrill goon a long trip to study the
i(eamxseiicial situation in Great Britain