OCR Interpretation

Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.) 1893-1920, August 04, 1902, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92053934/1902-08-04/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

VOL. LI. XO. 24G.
rock: island, ill., Monday, august 4; 1002.
Three Alarms During the
Night Keep Shenandoah
Militia Stirring.
Quiet, However, Reigns
Today in the Trou
bled Locality.
Shenandoah, Pa., Aug. 4. Kvery
thing is quiet in this region today.
The arrests of several men who took
part in the riots of last week were
made today. The funeral of Joseph
Reddall, killed in Thursday's riot,
was held this afternoon.
Shenandoah, Pa., Aug. 4. The en
the regiment was called to arms dur
ing Saturday night as a result of three
attac ks made by a band of men in am
bush, who threw stones at the troops.
These attacks are becoiniug so fre
quent that Brigadier General Gobin
has d-cied to adopt stern measures to
end them. Bast night a doublo guard
supplied with ball cartridges surround
ed the camp and the sentries were In
structed that if Saturday night's stone
throwing was repeated they must shoot
to kill and investigate afterwards. One
of the attacking party, a Lithuanian
named William Stoppanitz. is under
arrest, and the provost marshal is on
the trail of others.
Three Attacks Were Made.
It Is not known how many were In
the crowd, but the officers of the
Kighth regiment believe the number to
, , rr i . .
nave uecn more man a uozen. ju
tirst attack was made at 10:45 p. m.
Saturday, the sentry being knocked
down with a stone. lie tired in the
air, the regiment turned out, the brush
was beaten all around the camp, but
no one was found. Fifteen minutes
after the regiment had been called to
quarters a shower of stones was
thrown at the state guard. Three men
were seen running away shortly after
3 a. m. Yesterday the third attack was
made again on the state guard, and
still nobody was taught, the only catch
of the night being Stoppauitz, who
was caught by an outpost on the lirst
attack. .
t-'sly reeling Against the Troop.
Brigadier General Gobin put Stop
panitz through a searching examina
tion. The prisoner said there were
onlv four men In the body." lie gave
the name of one of them as Michael!
Bavotiz. and said he did not know who
the others were. While under examin
ation he made several contradictory
statements. There Is an ugly feeling
among many persons against the
troops. Reports are being made to him
daily of soldiers being elbowed and
otherwise annoyed on the streets. Yes
terday Gen. Gobin gave out the fol
lowing statement: "The published re
ports to the effect that members of the
National Guard refused to work laying
water pipe to the camp and that cer
tain soldiers had suggested that they
were union men, and therefore could
not assist In the work, as absolutely
nntrue and without any foundation."
Explaining the Bearings and Distance of
Injunctions, as It Were,
Charleston, W. Va.. Aug. 4. At the
close of court Saturday, "after fixing
Aug. 12 as the date for the arguments
on the Richards case, Judge Keller
released the defendants on their own
recognizance and then called them be
fore him to explain to them some of
the reasons why injunctions were is
sued against them. lie began with
that part of the injunction forbidding
trespass, saying:
"Any man has the right at any time
to post trespass notices uion his prop
erty and to require all persons to seek
permission before they go upon his
property. and it txyames the
duty, .of every man having Knowledge
of these trespass notices to .take not
of them. Different conditions make a
difference In the rights of all of us.
-"A small assemblage of -persons
seeking peacefully and peaceably to
gain a lawful and righteous end may
do things which a large lody of men
with ostensibly the same purpose have
no right to do, for the reason that that
body of men may overawe, and in
many instances do overawe, people
who have rights that must be re-
Tf I step up to one of you men and
In a pleasant and respectful way say,
'I wish you would give me your money
and your watch,' it is not likely to
terrorize you at all. If I have COO
men at my back and I say in the
same tone. "I would dike to have your
money and watch,' the effect upon
your mind is very different.
"The question, and the hard ques
tion, for you men to solve, and for the
court to solve. Is as to what 'precisely
you may do at any given time with
out violating the rights of those men
who desire to peacefully labor. It is
a hard matter, men, to define that in
advance. You can readily see that it
Is a hard matter to define that. The
court says in the injunction that you
shall not make tBenj alraid; that lou
Short Bat Distinct Vibrations Not
Far From Hel
ena. Helena, Mont., Aug-. 4. An earth
quake visited Missoula county last
evening, causing some light damage
It lasted about" two seconds, the vi
brations being quick and short.
At Clinton several old buildings col
Clearfield, Iowa, Aug. 4. Carl Pel
gier, a tenant farmer, quarreled with
his landlord, Urich Basto, over a di
vision of the wheat crop. The wives
of the men were present during the
In the fight which followed Mrs.
Pelgier probably fatally cut Mrs.
Basto with a hoe.
Deal Completed hy Which It Will lio
. . Huilt and Kt)titpped.
Sioux City. Ia.. Aug., 4. The Journal
says: John O. Coombs, of Boston, has
purchased for cash the entire assets of
the Credits Commutation company, In
cluding the combination bridge across
the Missouri river here. These assets
will be hypothecated by Coombs as se
curity for a loan which will be used
for the building and equipping of the
Omaha Northern railroad.
Arrangements to this end have been
completed, and the construction of the
railroad will be begun at an early day.
The survey for the Omaha Northern
railroad is complete, all the right-of-way
either has been contracted for or
paid for, and the termiual arrange
ments have been made in Omaha and
Sioux City. -
As Exhibited by the Murder and Mutila
tion of a Sheep Herder.
Florence, Colo., Aug. 4. Samuel
Raindall, a cattleman of this town,
while on the prairie south of Granada,
Cold., near the Kansas line, found the
body of a Mexican sheep herder who
had been murdered. His heart had
been cut out and thrust into his mouth.
The man's, herd of sheep had been
scattered. The crime is thought to
have been due to trouble between
sheep and cattle owners.
Raindall, fearing that he might be
come involved in the trouble, said
nothing of the matter until reaching
home. He has notified the authorities
of l'rowers county.
Washington, Aug. 4. The state de
partment has received the following
cablegram from Minister Squires at
"The house passed the bill author
izing a loan of $.'53,000,000, minimum
issue, at 00 per cent; maximum in
terest. 5 per cent; redeemable in 40
shall not intimidate those "men. -j ne
court practically goes further it has
the right to If the circumstances are
properly made in the bill and says
you shall not force unwholesome per
suasion iqiou "them under these cir
cumstances. "Now', at any time that you meet
these men In the ordinary course you
have the right to persuade them to
Join your union a perfect right. And
if you can show to them that it is to
their interest to join your union, why,
do it. You have no right in any way
to make those people think your way
because they do not quite.think it safe
to think otherwise.
"Now that in a general way is the
limit of this thing. I take it. men, that
you know that when a large body of
men get together with the most peace
fully declared purposes In the world,
but they have men among them who
have made and are making threats,
and they are close to another and
smaller body of men who do not think
os they do, and hold a ratification and
rejoicing meeting of their own side,
that has a different effect under those
circumstances on the minds of mer
who desire to go on with their, work,
than a small gahering peacefully per
suading." The judge added that What he had
aid did not Indicate any view that la
held regarding the Issue, but he want
ed the men to take what he had said
a kindly as it was means and try
not to put themselves ia contempt of
Finds Some More Smallpox.
Springfield. Ills., Aug. 4. Ir. K. S.
Baker, of Jacksonville, the smallpox
expert, who was sent to Adair, Mc
Donough county, to Investigate a re
cent report of smallpox epidemic at
that place, reports that thirty or forty
well-developed cases of the diseaso
have been found there within the last
two months. The local health author
ities have taken precautionary meas
ires and the contagion Is under con
trol. Dan Patch Better Than Two. Minnies.
. Columbus, O.. Aug. 4. Dan Patch,
QH)A. succeeded In breaking his sire
Joe Patchen's record of Satur
day over the -Columbus track, pacing
the milelntJ.-OOSi. Mcllenry saw he had
Patchen's mark beaten and slowed up
in the stretch, or Dan Patch would
have beaten two minutes.
Commercial Travelers Meet Early.
Ottawa Beach. Mich., Aug. 4. The
International Federation of Commer
cial Travelers' Organizations has ad
journed, after sessions lasting three
days. The following oflieers were
elected: President, It. A. Cavanaugh,
Chicago: secretary-treasurer, A. I
Sheetz. Omaha..
Regulates the Matter of Who
Shall Have .Crazing Privi
leges Out West.
Using It Very Like a Tyrant, While
the State Stands by and
Does Nothing.
Denver, Aug. 4. At least a dozea
men killed, three times that number
wounded, 000,000 sheein with an ap
proximate value of ?1400,000 killed,
and thousands of dollars worth of
sheep wagons, outfits, ranch buildings
and hay stacks burned by raiders dur
ing the last ten years is a conservative
estimate of the cost of the frontier
sheep war, which has now broken out
again more virulent than ever. Ten
thousand sheep have been killed in the
last three months.
This llercest "and most uuique of all
frontier vendettas is growing in Inten
sity with each succeeding day, and un
less the general government soon takes
a hand and enacts laws that will con
trol the public grazing lands and es
tablish the rights of the sheep and cat
tlemen the sheep industry of southern
Wyoming and northern Colorado will
be thoroughly demoralized. Conflicts
between cattle and sheep men are be
coming more frequent, and the slaugh
ter of sheep and killing of flock ten
ders are rousing the people to a pitch
of fury that will result in a general
outbreak unless some relief comes
Cattle and Sheep Won't Mix.
This odd conflict of grazing interests
had its inception in the natural an
tipathy that cattlehave for sheep. This
antipathy is so strong that It extends
even to the land upon which- sheep
have grazed, and the water, unless it
be running, of which they have drunk.
Sheep are herded closely. In bodies. of
oOO to 1.000, ami are usually moved
slowly In one direction. They nibble
off every blade of vegetation so close
to the earth that even the roots are de
stroyed, their feet trample what Is left
into the earth, and ns a result the land
over which they have passed is left an
almost barren waste, uion which grass
will not reappear for several seasons.
The odor left behind by the sheep is
very offensive to cattle, and the latter
would rather starve than feed where
sheep have been.
Once There Was Plenty of Itoom.
When sheep raising on a large scale
was lirst introduced Into Wyoming,
when that region was almost exclu
sively devoted to cattle raising, there
seemed to lx plenty of room for both.
Rapidly Increasing flocks of sheep and
coincident decreasing of open ranges
brought about a clash between the two
interests that has never been subdued.
nave for Their Tlnsls the Motto "Mlyht Is
KiRht" Slate Cowardice.
The methods practiced by the cntJ
tlenien In driving off the sheep and
the flocktenders exemplifies the fron
tier idea that "right is might and
might is right." Being the last com
ers, tlio sheep and their tenders were
regarded by the cattlemen as trespass
ers, and were and are being dealt with
accordingly. Warnings to vacate, un
heeded by the sheepmen, were fol
lowed by raids by the cowboys: sheep
were slaughtered by hundreds, outfits
Wffe. destroyed, resisting sheepmen
were bound, kidnaped, wounded, and
In many cases killed outright. The
land belongs to the commonwealth,
and neither side pays a cent of com
pensation. Kfhieally speaking, the
sheepmen have as much right to the
land as the cattlemen.
There are two figures in this conflict
who arouse one's admiration. They
are Griff Edwards, now a leading
sheepman of eastern Oregon, the lirst J
man to dare the cattlemen. . and Mrs.
Nancy P.. Irving, a former Chicago
woman, whose goat ranch was recent
ly raided and 1.200 goats slaughtered.
In the years from 1SOO to n." Kdwards
was a flockmastcr In Routt county.
For three successive years he cssayxl
to graze his 'sheep on the public range
bordering the Colorado line. He disre
garded the warnings of the cattlemen
and lost his flocks. County and state
authorities, fearful of the cattlemen's
Influence, refused to back him up In
his light for his rights. He gathered
n hand of retainers to defend his
flocks. A larger band of cattlemen de
feated lils armj-, bound and gagged
Hhem. tied them to trees and slaugh
tered the flocks before their eyes. At
last he became dis-onragcd. and for
two years has not taken part in the
struggle, most of his Interests now be
ing In Oregon.
Mrs. Irving came out here from Chi
cago alout a year ago and established
a new Industry the raising of finely
bred Angora goats for the manufac
ture of mohair. The goats were pas
tured on rocky land that the cattle
men disdained to use. But there were
plenty of yucca plants upon which
the goats subsisted well. They did not
encroach upon the stockmen's pastures
nor interfere with them, but the out
law raiders swooped down upon this
peaceful community. tmnnd and
gagged the herder, Lloyd Kellogg, and
killed a large portion of the goats.
Now Mrs. Irving has placed an armed
guard at her camp on Plnon Mesa,
prepared to resist another raid, and
has notified District Attorney Mullen,
at Grand Junction, of her act and her
intentions. She has also r pea led to
the -Humane society for aid. contend
ing that the killing of the goats is cru
elty to animals. It Is said that she
already has several deputies of the
Humane society among her guard. She
pluckilv declares that she will resist
the raiders to the bitter end -
Flames lu a Clear Factory.
Fontiac, Mlcb'Ang. 4. The large
cigar factory of Ward & Co. here was
destroyed by fire Saturday night. Loss,
$70,000: insurance. S54.QO0. -
Boralma Hurts Himself and Is Un
able to Finish With Lord
Hartford, Conn., Aug1. '4. An acci
dent Saturday marred" what was ex
pected would prove to be the greatest
trotting event in turf history. In prob
ably the second heat of the ?rO,000
race between Lord Derby,
by K. K. Smathers. of New
York, and Boralma, of which Thomas
W. Lawson, of Boston, is the owner,
the latter horse sustained an injury
which caused him to be drawn in the
third heat and. the race was given to
Lord Derby.
The injury to Boralma is such
that fie will probably be prevented
from racing for some time to come.
By overreaching in the second heat.
It Is thought, he gashed the qiiarter of
his nigh fore leg badly and was unable
to start in the fourth heat. Of the two
heats really contested Boralma won
the lirst In 2:08, four lengths ahead,
and Lord Derby the secoud In 2:00,
two lengths ahead, Boralma showing
signs of lameness. In the third heat
Boralma went to pieces, and It was
plain that something was the matter.
Oaiclnls IiKjnlre Into A flair of an Awylum
for Feeltle-Miudcd.
Springfield. Ills., Aug. 4. The man
agement of the state institution for
feeble minded children at Lincoln un
derwent an investigation Friday con
ducted by Dr. William .Tayne. presi
dent, and Colonel .1. Mack Tanner, sec
retary of the state board of charities.
The inquiry was directed at the otli
cial acts of Superintendent Dr. II. S.
McLean. Colonel Tanner, secretary
of tlii board, while declining to give
iTny information regarding the charac
ter of the report which the committee
would make, stated nothing sensation
al developed in the Investigation.
He said that there was nothing
strange in the fact that 2s.'t cases af
smallox should develop, in an institu
tion where there were over 1,'JiKi in
mates, ii ml where It had been a week
after the disease had been contracted
before it was discovered. He coiiskl
ered.it very creditable -that there had
been no more than two deaths from
the disease. Regarding the clalui of
the two nurses that because they were
immune they had been, compelled to
nm-ua wui!i Hi hit l in t i.ktit ( tllf tfwt fllionv
showed that they were nursing the
patients or their own nceoru, inn max
they asked for an Increase in their
wages, which was refused.
Aluliaiua Republicans Practically Read
Him Out of the Party.
RiYmingham. Ala., Aug. 4. A meet
ing of the state Republican executive
committee was held here at which it
was decided to call a state convention
in Birmingham Sept. 1 1 j to nominate
a full state ticket, and a resolution
was adopted which. It is claimed, will
practically deprive the negroes of rep
resentation in the party. The resolu
tion says:
"Only those shall be recognized and
be permitted to participate in the state
and county conventions and be present
at meetings who are duly qualified
voters under the new constitution of
Alabami." The effect of this will be
to make the Republican party lu Ala
bama a white man's party, as under
the new constitution of Alabama the
negroes re pracically all disfranchised,
Wichita, Kans., Aug. 4. Today was
the third successive scorcher. The
temperature. is above the 100 mark.
German Emperor Sails for Keval to Attend
Naval Maneuvers-
Kiel. A u it. 4. The imperial yacht
Ilohenzollcrii with the emperor Wil
liam on board sailed this morning for
Keval. Russia, where his majesty is
going to pay a visit'to the czar on the
occasion of the Russian naval maneu
7llchiiran Republican Campaign.
Grand Rapids. Mich.. Aug.4. The
Republican state campaign will be
opened in this city Sept -" The state
convention to nominate the successor
of the late Justice Ixnjg will be held
here on that day. and in the evening
thvre will be a mass meeting to hear
speakers of national reputation. Rep
resentative Hamilton will be the tem
porary chairman of the convention.
The Republican state .committee has
decided to open headquarters in De
troit early in September.
He Did It for a 'Joke."
Muncie, Ind., Aug. 4. Mrs. Erastus
Johnson, wife of a local railroad man,
donned widow's yeeds a fortnight ago
when she was told her husband had
been - killed In the east. When he
walked into her home sound and well
she promptly went into hysterics and
later yielded to nervous prostration.
Johnson said he had caused the report
of his death to reach his . wife . "Just
lor a joke. . . . .,
ffff Boft,,maa:o7;
By the Note She Sent the Powers
- Recently Relative to the
Duty on Sugar.
As lie Is Getting All That's Coming
to Him Already for His
Saccharine Slis.
"Washington, Aug. 4. Mr. M. Rout
kowsky, the financial agent of the
Russian government at Washington,
has by direction of the home authori
ties made the following ollicial state
ment, regarding the recent note of the
Russian minister of finance, relating
to the Brussels sugar convention: "In
view of the erroneous interpretation
by many, organs of the American
press of the object and meaning of the
recent note of the Russian minister
of finance sent to various governments
whose representatives have sigmnl the
Brussels convention on suppression of
bounties on sugar, M. Routkowsky,
financial agent of the Russian govern
ment In the United States, has been
instructed to communicate to the
American press that in case of the
negative answer of powers to the
above mentioned' note and the estab
lishmen of a countervailing duty on
Russian sugar the imperial Russian
government shall consider the estab
lishment of such a duty as an infrac
tion of its commercial treaties with
powers so doing, ami therefor free
from obligations imposed by them and
at liberty not to comply with their
stipulations, whenever it will be to the
advantage of Russia."
We Are (letting AH That's Coming to Vs
Many of the United States newspa
pers, M. Routkowsky explained, have
inetrpreted the note referred to as a
move on the part of the Russian gov
ernment to inaugurate a l'uropean co
alition against United States trade.
Such Til understanding, he declares,
is entirely incorrect, and does the Russian-
government an Injuetico. The
note was sent by Russia to the govern
ments participating in the Brussels
sugar conference, and also to the Unit
ed States government merely as an
act of courtesy, the United States not
having been a party to that confer
ence. In retaliation for the counter
vailing duty against Russian bounty
sugars imposed by the United States,
Russia now imposes her maximum tar
iff rates. The object of the statement
Issued yesterday, M. Routkowsky
says. Is to show that Russia Is not
engaged In any effort to wage a cam
paign against United States trade, but
to make plain to the parties to the
Brussels conference that the Imposi
tion of countervailing duties against
Russian sugar will be met as it was
in the case of the United States. The
question of the legality of the coun
tervailing duty on Russian sugar now
Is pending in the United States su
preme court
Aaron Halle Iles in New Vork Klectrle
Chair for Sweetheart's Murder.
Ossining, X. Y., Aug. 4. Aaron
Halle, a bartender, was put to death
iiix the electric chair at Sing Sing
today for the murder of his sweet
heart, Mary McCarthy, because she
refused to marry him. and whom he
shot and killed in a New York de
partment stort' last year.
North western Rowing Association.
Spring Bake, Mich., Aug. 4. In the
closing event of the Northwestern Row
ing association regatta here Saturday
the Western Rowing club, of St. Boiiis,
carried off the honors of the day by
winning the junior double scull race
and the intermediate four oars, in the
lirst race closely pushed over the en
tire course by the Detroit boys. In the
intermediate four-oared shell race
Grand Rapids crew Xo. 2 fought for
honors with the St. Louis crew, but
couldn't win, lacking less than a length.
Fanner Was Taken In.
LaCrosse, Wis., Aug. 4. Henry Pe
terson, a farmer residing a short dis
tance north of Viroqua, purchased
from an. a gent a tin rooster which was
guaranteed to turn red six hours be
fore each and every storm, thus giv
ing him plenty of time to prepare for
the blow. But It-never changed any
thin;. Peterson gave the tin rooster
man a check for $30, which he found
on inquiry to the bank bad been,
changed to $."00. '
Charged with llreach of Contract.
Omaha, Xeb., Aug. 4. William A.
Welch, of Chicago, has filed in the fed
eral court a suit for $3(io,ouo damages
against George A. Joslyn. of this city,
for breach of contract. Welch alleges
that he concluded an agreement with
Joslyn for $700,000 worth of stock in
the Western Newspaper Union; that
the price of the stock advanced, and
Joslyn broke faith and refused to keep
the contract.
Would Run for Governor.
Milwaukee, Aug. 4. Burr V. Jones,
of Madison, is being strongly pushed
for governor of the state by prominent
Democrats. While he has tnot an
nounced publicly that he will b'e a can
didate he has admitted that he would
be 1rlad to receive the honor if the
convention so wills, and it is said that
he will command the solid delegation
from Dane county.
, i
Storm Strikes Hanna's Siding.
Des Moines. Ia., Aug. 4. A cyclone
struck the little town of n.nnna's Sid
ing, just east of I.uverne, on the Min
neapolis and -St. Bonis, early Satur
day. II. A. Shaw and wife are lying
at the point of death as the result of
injuries received from falling timbers.
Several others were slightly Injured.
The elevator of Way, Johnson &. Qt.
was among the buildings destroyed.
Iowa Legislator Whose Demise Slay
Have Been a Case of
- 'Des Moines, Ia., Aug. 4. Hon. Al
bert Totter, of Waveily, a member of
the Iowa legislature, died at Mercy
hospital Saturday afternoon from the
effects of poison. It is not known
whether he administered the dose him
self or was murdered. He was found
in his room in the Kirkwood hotel
and taken to Mercy hospital. For
years he was ut the head of the Red
Cross Fraternal association, a mutual
insurance organization, and for some
time there has been a dispute over
the accounts which Putter had In
It has been learned that Totter
bought laudanum Friday night at Mc
Kay's drug store, and the erupty bot
tle was found concealed under the win
dow in the room he occupied at the
Kirkwood. Frank K. Scott, of Musca
tine, who was with Potter Friday
night, could not remember what the
two men did. Mrs. Potter stated that
her husband had a weak heart, and
she inclined to the belief that death
was "due to natural causes. A post
mortem will beJiehL
Until There's Nothing Left for the Present
Alleged Owners 1'erhaps.
Indianapolis. Aug. 4. Daniel Peggs
heirs claim that a tract of thirty-five
acres In the heart of Philadelphia be
longs to them. Several claimants live
here, and also In Lebanon. Winchester,
Xoblesville, Xeedham and other Indi
ana towns. Others live in Michigan,
Colorado and Ohio. Millions of dollars
are involved. One hundred of the heirs
have been called to meet here the last
of the month to raise a fund to send
legal representatives to Philadelphia
to establish their claim to the prop
erty. Daniel Pegg leased the lands in the
city of Philadelphia for ninety-nine
years. This lease expired live years
ago, and the claimants contend that
they are entitled to jmssesslon of the
land rental for the term of the lease,
with Interest thereon for the period.
The lease on record In Philadelphia
provided for the holding in trust of
the lunds by the municipality of Phil
adelphia and the reversion to the heirs
at the expiration of the time.
TclU of Hi Determination to Murder the
Woman He "Lornl."
Grand Rapids. Mich.. Aug. 4. ITer
maincs II euvel hoist, win is in Jackson
prison serving a life sentence for the
killing of his slster-in-l.i w. Mrs. Belin
da Ileuvelliorst. expressed regret for
his deed after sentence, and said that
it was not his lirst intention to kill
the woman. He secured the gun and
hid it in the woodshed with the inten
tion of shooting in the air to scare her.
Then he changed his mind and decided
to kill the woman and then shoot him
self. For this purpose he took" along a re
volver, but after the shooting, when
he attempted to end his life, he found
the revolver would not explode the
cartridges. He then ran to his home
on the west side and endeavored to
extract and replace the cartridges with
others, but they had rusted in the
chambers and could not be removed,
so he threw the revolver away. Frus
trated in his attempts to end his own
life, he decided to give himself up to
the police, and was on his way to the
station when arrested by the- officers.
Wants a Matter of $4,111,000 as a Civil
War Claim.
Trenton, X. J.. Aug. 4. The state
of New Jersey tomorrow will file a
claim with the United States court of
claims against the federal government
for $4,111,000. This represents inter
est claimed to be due on account of
$3.00,000 war bonds that were Issued
by the state on the civil war account.
The state was reimbursed by the
national government so far as the
principal was concerned, but never as
to the interest.
Allies, Iowa, Aug. 4. Dr. William
M. Beardshcar, president of the Iowa
Agricultural college, is slowly sink
ing and the end cannot be .far off.
The attending physicians are now
working with him in the hope of pro
longing life. Oxygen is being used.
Narrow Kscape of an Aeronaut.
Council Bluffs, Ia.. Aug. 4. The bal
loonist at Lake Manawa had a nar
row escape from drowning Saturday
when he descended in his parachute.
The wind carried him over the lake
and would have carried him over the
Missouri river had he not t'ronped in
the lake. He came down In about
forty feet of water, and but for the
close proximity of an excursion lioat
would have leen drowned. The par
achute came down on top of him and
he was nearly drowned when rescued.
", Strike Settled bjr Arbitration.
Burlington;". Ia., Aug. 4. The strike
of the Building Trades Council has
been. settled by arbitration, the men
agreeing to return to work with union
or non-union men. and the boycott
against the Gilbert Hedge Lumber
company, where the original trouble
startedis lifted.
. 4
Boers Visit the President.
Oyster Bay, X.Y., Aug. 4. President
Roosevelt received -a call from Com
mandants Snyman and Reitz, two
prominent Boer officers who have been
prisoners of war in Bermuda. They
passed a pleasant hour about the Saga
more Hill sxcuuida. ... -
So Far as Present Hay
tien Revolution is
Probabilities That the
Gunboat Machias Will
Come North.
Washington, Aug. 4. Captain Mc-
rv.:i ,f i-iinlo:it- l:i-lii;is- todav
. , -' - - - r " -
cabled the navy department that the
outbreak in llayti was practically
over. The cablegram is as follows:
"After interviewing the authorities
the aspect of affairs appears to be
more satisfactory. The Nationals are
well armed. The rebels have been
driven from critical positions. There
is little enthusiasm, and no further
danger of serious disturbances. '
Machias to Come North.
The Machias will probably come
nortii unless there is another out
break in llayti.
Peculiar, Fatal and Expensive Accident on
the Santa l e in California.
Los Angeles. Aug. 4. A Santa Fo
passenger train ran into an open
switch last night and crashed into an
oil train. The wreckage took fire and
the cars, engine and the oil refinery
plant of the Combs Refining company
were completely destroyed. A fire
man named Martin was killed and
three other trainmen and passengers
were injured.
Manila, Aug. 4. Gov. Bandholtz, of
the Tayabas province, has telegraph
ed Acting Governor Wright that the
combined police forces of live towns
attacked and defeated a force under
Roberto Rios, the leader of the fanat
ical Filipino society. Many of Rios
followers were killed or wounded ami
only a few police were hurt.
Gen. Smith to Attend the Itennion.
Council Bluffs. Ia., Aug. 4. Repre
sentative Walter I. Smith has re
ceived a telegram from General Jacob
H. Smith, just arrived in San Francis
co from the Philippines, accepting ait
Invitation to attend the third annual
reunion of the National Society of the
Army of the Philippines and stating
that he would arrive here 'Aug. 13.
Our Sewing Machinery Industry.
Washington. Aug. 4. The census bu
reau has issued a report on the manu
facture of sewing machines, showing
that the lands, buildings, machinery,
tools and implements involved in tho
industry aggregate $20,07'J..SO0 and that
tho products of the sixty-five establish
ments reporting for the United Statea
are valued at.S21.12!)JiCi.
Boot on His European Tonr.
Paris, Aug. 4. United States Secre
tary of War Root, who in company
with General Horace Porter, United
States ambassador to France, and Gen
eral Wood, arrived here Thursday
night, has proceeded' for Carlsbad,
Two Infant Musical Phenomenon.
Frankfort. Ind., Aug. 4. Mildred
and Merrill Munich, twins living here,
are prodigies at violin playing. Their
playing is remarkable for the rich, full
tone which they set from their instru
ments. They are each 7 years old.
Smothered in a Wheat Itin.
Grayvllle, Ills., Aug. 4. Kenneth,
Cooper, 10 years old. was smothered
in a wheat bin in the Henderson Ele
vator company's elevator In this city.
He was working in the elevator and
was not discovered until the chuie was
stopped up with his body".
Philippine Cholera Situation.
Manila, Aug. 4. While cholera la
decreasing In Manila the reports re
ceived from the provinces show a larg
number of cases and deaths.
Wise at Last.
Stockson Bonds Poor Lambley! Hft'
never could get on the rigbtjside of the
Cutten Kewpons Ob, but he has
been for the last three months or so.
Stockson Bonds Really? What . -Cutten
Kewpons The outside. He's
quit. Philadelphia Press.
Intentions VVere Good.
A Michigan minister closed bis re
marks at a funeral by saying, "An op
portunity will now be fircn to pass
around the bier." He meant all right.'
Los Angeles Times.
The Aztec language in nse In Mexi
co at the discovery of America lacked
the sounds Indicated by our lettem b, i
&t .?t & Ft h i and t. j '.

xml | txt