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EOCK . ISLAND ARGU
VOL. Til. NO. 247.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 1902.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Such Seems to be the
General Outlook at
NO BREAK IN RANKS
Distribution of Relief
Causing Some Dis
satisfaction. Shenandoah Fa.. A hit. ". Kvery
thing is quiet in this region today.
Soldiers remained in camp during the
iiigiit, ami were not eaueii to
press any disorder.
Wilkcsharre. Fa.. Aug. 5. The day
ha vhii: passed without a resumption
of mining in the strike region caused
rejoicing at President Mitchell's head
quarters last night. There was some
fears that work might ' lie started at
the Woodward colliery of the I Una
ware, I.nckn wanna and Western com
pany, near Plymouth, and a large
number of strikers and their sympa
thizers were stationed in the vicinity;
lmt when it became known for a cer
tainty that the mine would not resume
the strikers returned to their homes.
At the ofiic-s of the coal companies
the only information that would he
given out was that when the operators
got ready to resume work they would
do so. but l ow soon that would be
they would i6t say.
Apurebenive of a Surprise.
Those in charge at strike headquar
ters are apprehensive that some of the
coal companies will spring a surprise
some morning, and they will have a
colliery in operation before the strik
ers know it. To prevent such a sur
prise the strikers are watching the col
lieries very closely and also the move
ments of all men who go in and out of
Trouble Over Relief IMstrlbutlon.
A dispatch from Shenandoah says:
"The headquarters of the ninth dis
trict of the United Mine Workers were
visited yesterday by hundreds of men
asking for aid. They were accom
panied by wives and children. Orders
on stores for provisions wet.' issued
only to strikers in good standing In
the union. A nundicr of applicants
who have worked in the mines for
years tried to obtain aid, but were re
fused, whcreujion they threatened to
go to work as non-union men.
Sentries Shoot at a 1'rowlrr.
"The Kighth regiment had another
call to arms last night. The pickets
in the vicinity of the stable saw a
man stealthily approaching the horses
and he was commanded to stop. lie
probably did not see the sentry, be
cause the instant he heard the sol
dier's command the prowler turned
ami fled down the side of the hill.
Three bullets were sent after him. but
he escaped. Colonel Hoffman is of the
opinion that the intruder was about
to make an attack on the horses by
hamstringing them or otherwise injur
ing them so as to make the animals
JfO KEDCCTIOX OF WAGES
Tinplate Men Refuse to Assist In Compet
ing for the Standard Oil .lob.
Pittsburg, Aug. 5. The projiosition
made by the American Tinplate com
pany to its employes that thoy accept
u reduction in wages of 25 per cent,
has been rejected. The vote, which
has been in progress for several weeks,
was tabulated yesterday with the
above result. Another conference be
tween the company and the Amalga
mated association officials has been
arranged for and will probably be held
in New York within the next two
The proposition was thoroughly un
derstood by the workers, it having
been explained that in order to secure
foreign trade amounting to about
l.."iO MXNJ boxes the general wage re
duction would not be more than ZV
per icent., and that production would
be increased fully 1J per cent., which
would increase the earnings of the
workers about Viy-t per cent.
It is explained that while the ma
jority of the men would work at a
slight reduction in order to secure
more employment, most of tl em are
Welshmen, and they are .friendly to
their fellow workmen across the ocean.
If the proposition had been accepted
the tinplate workers in Wales wouid
be deprived of employment. This fact
influenced many to vote against ac
cepting the offer.
The American Tinplate company will
now be unable to secure this in
creased business, and as stocks are
large it is forced to close a number
of its plants. The-largest in the world,
the Shenango works at Xow Castle,
has been shut down Indefinitely, and
several in Indiana have, closed. The
two works at New Kensington are
also idle. All the non-union plants of
the company are in full operation.
Ohio Street Railway Strike Ends. .
Ironton. O., Aug. 5. The street rail
way strike was amicably settled at 1
a. iu. yesterday after a conference
between Secretary Joseph Bishop, of
the state board of arbitration; Geu-'-?iJ
Attorney. Z. T. Vinson.. and .Local
AS TO HOSPITAL
Orders Investigation of Kankakee
Springfield, Aug-. 5. Acting Gover
nor Northeott today ordered Dr.
William Jayne, president of the Il
linois State Board of Charities, to
make a full investigation of the
charges of immorality and crucify
which have been made against the
attendants at the Kastern Hospital
for the Insane at Kankakee. The in
vestigation is likel3' to be commenced
FISHING WILL BE GOOD
IN BLOOMINGTON PARK
Bloomington, 111.. Aug. 5. All
l.loomington will take a holiday to
morrow, the annual fish day, and
business will be generally suspended,
while all classes try their luck in
Miller Park lake. The fishing there
is very fine some specimens of black
bass weighing1 five pounds. Thex 10
acre body of water fairly swarms
with fish, and there will be no re
strictions as to time or bait. The
commissioners have no fear that the
lake will be depopulated. Last year
5,000 persons cast their lines into
the water, and as many more stood
upon the banks as spectators. From
the interest displayed since the date
was announced, it is likely that the
attendance tomorrow will be a record-breaker.
Anyone is privileged to
fish without charge, no matter
whether a resident of Bloomington
or not. As a result, hundreds of farm
ers lay aside their pursuits and bring
their families and lunch baskets for
a dav's outing.
CUT OUT HIS FRIEND
How It Was That Miss Minnirk Kid Not
Marry Ciraut Mann.
Marion, I ml., Aug. 5. The elope
ment of Miss Cora Minnick. of this
city, and her marriage to Walter
Thompson at Indianapolis Saturday
was the climax of an odd romance. It
was a case of love at first sight. Grant
Mann, a local merchant, was engaged
to Miss Minnick. and their wedding
was to have been celebrated the com
ing week. Three months ago he Intro
duced his fiancee to Thompson, who
then resided here and was his room
mate. Thompson became infatuated with
her. and when he moved from this
city to Waterloo. Ia.. he commenced a
correspondence with her. He won her
heart and hand, and her engagement
to Maun was broken. After their mar
riage Thompson and his bride left for
Iowa, where they will reside. Mann
is broken hearted and has gone to Cal
ifornia, where he will endeavor to for
get his lost love.
HUNTINGTON CAR STRIKE
Huntington, W. Ya., Aug. 5. TWe
street car strike was adjusted satis
factorily to all concerned at a con
ference of the officials of the railway
and representatives of the strikers
today. This refers to the Kentucky,
West Virginia and Ohio divisions.
SENDS HIS RESIGNATION
Berlin, Aug. 5. Ambassador White
mailed his resignation to the United
States several days ago. It is to
take effect early in November.
Attorney A. It. Johnson, of the Cam
den company, and a committee of live
strikers. An agreement was effected
by the recognition of the union and
the reinstatement of discharged, union
men who are considered holiest and
Teamsters Support Strike.
.Toliet, 111.', Aug. 5. The Teamsters'
National Union, in convention- here
today, adopted resolutions of moral
and financial support for the striking
miners in the east, and condemned
Judges .Jackson arid Kellar for issu
ing the injunction writs.
Ho Robbed the Government.
Washington, Aug. .". The grand
jury yesterday indicted Harry A. Bar
rows, formerly disbursing clerk of the
United States census bureau, on three
charges. The first charge alleges em
bezzlement and the larc eny of $7,oO.
The second describes the alleged of
fense as a violation of section 3.4SS of
the revised and says Barrows stated
that the money had been lost in
gamblingat cards and betting on horse
races and that he had "applied the
residue in payment of his personal
Some More of Savagery.
Fort Benton, Mont., Aug. 5. Sun
day night in a quarrel over a card
game John Allan, a sheep herder, shot
and probably fatally wounded John
Reavis In the office of the Overland ho
tel at this place. Before Keuvis fell he
knocked Allan down, took his gun
away from him and beat his head to
a jelly with the butt of it. Allan's
skull is crushed in and it is likely that
he will also die.
Pod aw os lei's Insane Deed.
EI Reno, O. T., Ang. 5. At their
home here Joseph Podawoski stabbfd
his wife four times in the. back;
stabbed his 12-year-old daughter
twice, and then shot himself and
cut his throat, dying later. His wife
and daughter will probably die. The
man was despondent because of long
CENSURE FOR TAILOR
German Editor Disapproves of
Remarks Made by One of
Cur Rear Admiral.
UNCLi; SAM WARNED TO BE READY
Five Years from Xow, When There
Is To De a Test of the Monroe
Berlin, Aug. !. The utterances at
tributed to Rear Admiral Taylor, of
the United States navy, as to a prolv
able conflict between Germany and
the United States in 1007. was printed
conspicuously here. The Tageblatt says
it requires all the wrongheadednoss of
a Jingo, combined with complete ig
norance of European affairs, to Imag
ine that (Jermany Intends to annex the
Netherlands. Any German admiral so
indiscreet. The Tageblatt continues,
would be relieved of his duties imme
diately. What Itear Admiral Tnylor Said.
In a recent dispatch from the United
States Rear Admiral Taylor, chief of
the bureau of navigation at Washing
ton, was credited with having given
expression to the ideas referred to in
the foregolug. in this dispatch Rear
Admiral Taylor was described as
thoroughly alive to the steady set of i:
current which is carrying the United
States and Germany along converging
linos in many parts of the glolie and
bringing these two nations into closer
Fixed the Time of a Crisis.
To Rear Admiral Taylor was given
the credit of warning the leaders of
the United States navy and army that
preparations must begin at once and
be vigorously prosecuted from, this
time forth for a grave crisis In German-American
relations in the spring
of 1X)7. The time of this crisis is
fixed coincident with the most etlicient
sea power Germany now contemidates.
Will Test the Monroe Iloctrine.
It will, the rear admiral thinks, also
ie the time when the Panama canal
will be occupying much attention in
this country, when the Cuban republic
may have about reached the end of Its
tether, when Jamaica and other West
Indian Islands will be prostrate in
bankruptcy, when the Netherlands
according to Admiral Taylor's predic
tions will have been absorbed by Ger
many, leaving Curacoa aiid the other
Dutch islands of the Caribbean sea as
bones of contention to force a supreme
test of the Monroe doctrine.
DON CAMERON IN MISHAP
Et-r. S. Senator Thrown from Vehicle
and .Severely Hurt.
London. Aug. 5. Kx-United States
Senator J. Don Cameron and Mrs.
Cameron were driving yesterday after
noon from Fort William. Inverness
is hi re, Scotland, to Invcrlochy castle,
Lochaber. which ho has leased for the
summer, the horses shied and the car
riage collided with a cart.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Cameron were
thrown out and the senator was se
verely injured in the groin. With the
exception of shock Mrs. Cameron was
Chicago Men Make a Ileal.
Houghton. Mich.. Aug. ."i. O. IT.
Worcester A: Co.. dealers in cellar and
with headquarters In Chicago, have
purchased the plant of the Sturgeon
River Lumber company at Chassell for
?90.00O. Besides one of the finest
plants in the upper pen'.isula, the Wor
cester interests acquire 17,500 acres of
cedar and hemlock. The new owners
will put the mill in shape to begin bus
iness this fall. They will handle tele
phone poles and railroad ties.
Carrie Seems a Had filrJ.
Kalamazoo. Mich.. Aug. f. Carrie
Walker, an incorrigible girl. 13 years
of age. attempted suicide when Coun
ty Agent Johnson went to her house
to arrest her. She rushed Into another
room and tried to swallow carbolic
acid, but was prevented and taken to
jail. On the way she swore she would 1
kill herself at the first opportunity,
but afterward calmed down. .The girl
has been causing her mother much
Looking for a Naval Station.
Chicago, Aug. Rear Admiral II.
C. Taylor, chief of the naval bureau
of navigation; Commander C. M. R.
WInslow, and Lieutenant II. II. Rous
seau, civil engineer, comprising the
naval board to inspect and recommend
a site on the great lakes for a naval
station and training school, arrived
here Sunday and yesterday started on
a cruise that will. Include both sides
of the lake, inspecting points.
Clnb Uuililinif Hurned.
Grand Rapids, Mich., Aug. 5. The
Lakeside club building at Reed's lake,
the local summer resort, was destroyed
by lire. The" loss on buildings and con
tents is nearly $."0.Hio. with insurance
of .2(MXH. The Lakeside club is a
social organization with .'.(V) members.
Among the contents destroyed were
several costly paintings. Defective
electric wiring was the cause of the
stones Better Thau a l'istol.
Ilopkinsville, Ky.. Aug. 5. In a
quarrel about n woman m ar Trenton.
Mose Tyler, a farm hand, advanced
with a drawn pistol on Thad Coleman.
Coleman hurled two stones at Tyler."
The first stunned him and the second
struck him on the head and killed' him
instantly. The coroner's -verdict ex
onerated Colema n.
Attempt to Blow I'p a Uuitdlns.
Richfield. Utah, Aug. 5. An attempt
was made Sunday night to destroy the
Chrlstenson Opera House with dyna
mite. The odor of coal oil. caused a
hasty search, which resulted in the
finding of a burning fuse leading to a
keg of giant powder in the midst of a
large pile of ojl-soaked paner.
MORE WARS AND
RUMORS OF WARS
New President of Hajti Proclaims
Hlmseir-Battles in South
Washington, Aug. 5. A cablegram
received at the state department
from Panama, dated the 5th, conveys
the information that there are revo
lutionary war vessels in the bay and
that a fierce battle has been fought
at Agua Uulce and that the results
of the battle are not yet known.
The government, however, claims a
The Ranger is in the bay.
Washington, Aug. 5. The state de
partment today received a cablegram
from Minister Powell, at Port Au
Prince, llayti, stating that Gen. 1'ir
min on the 4th inst., set up a new
government, dominated the provis
ional government of Artivorite and
the northwest and proclaimed him
Washington, "Aug. T.. A dispatch
dated yesterday, received at the Co
lombian legation last night, from Gov
ernor Salazar. of the department of
Panama, reports that lighting between
the government troops and the revolu
tionists at Agua Dulce still continues.
The battle has now raged since last
Panama. Colombia. Aug. r. Tele
graphic commuuication with San Car
los was re-established yesterday after
noon, and at 5 p. m. General Salazar
received a telegram from San Carlos
saying that some revolutionary otlieers
belonging to the forces of General
Ilerrera had passed that town in flight.
They reported the defeat of the revo
lutionists at Agua IMilce. This news
has not. been confi'-ui'id.
I'oort au Prince. Ilaytl. Aug. !".-
General Jumeau, the Firminist com
mander, has started for Gonaives in
order to defend that city, which prob
ably will be attacked by the govern
ment troops under General Nord.
Ilrutea Wliip a Man ' Alino-t to shrcii
i lilt n liat'ksii:iU.H
Oweiisl.oio, Ky., Ang. T. William
Dodwcll, a farmer living near Velving
ton. this county, .was taken from his
home si t midnight Sunday, bound to a
tree and beaten with a blacksnake
whip until he was almost unconscious
from loss of blood. Over seventy-five
lashes were administered, and there
are more than fifty wounds from two
inches to a foot long on his face and
The bark was worn from the tree
where the ropes whieli. bound the un
fortunate man touched it, and the
whip left marks on the tree as if it
had been cut with a knife. Dodwcll's
wife and daughter attempted to get
to his rescue but were prevented by
the members of the mob. The cause
for the whipping is not known.
TOWN OF LUCAS, IOWA,
SUFFERS FROM FIRE
Ottumwa, Iowa, Aug. 5. Fire of
unknown origin burned the major
portion of the business district of
Lucas. The loss is estimated at $:!
000. The fire companies of surround
ing towns saved the place from en
STATE FIRE FIGHTERS
MEET AT BLUE ISLAND
Chicago. Aug. a. Fire fighters
from all parts of the state assembled
at Blue Island today for the opening
of the 14th annual tournament of the
Illinois State Firemen's association.
The program included a parade of
the volunteer department, athletic
contests, and exhibition anil contests
in fire fighting.
Trust Deed Recorded.
Cincinnati. Aug. r. A trust deed for
$iK,(l given by tliL Old Colony
Trust company by the Cincinnati and
Indiana Western Railway comixiny
was recorded here yesterday. It Is to
secure bonds issued by the company,
to run fifty years at 5 per cent. This
is the road to be built from Cincinnati
through Hamilton and Rurler counties
in Ohio to the Indiana state line, to
connect with the Cincinnati, Richmond
and Muncie railroad.
tierman War Veteran.
Hamilton, O.. Aug. .".The conven
tion of the German War Veterans of
America was called to order yesterday
by the president. Conrad Frank Krling,
the hall being crowded. Mayor Bosch
was unavoidably absent. Rev. C. A.
Herrmann delivered the welcome ad
dress, which was responded to by the
Innocent Man in I'rison.
Denver. Colo.. Aug. 5. On his death
bed William Thompson, of Vilas. Baca
county. has confessed that he killed his
son Benjamin, aged i:t. and that Zob
Nicholson, who was convicted of hav
ing murdered the loy and is serving
a sentence of ten to twenty years in
the penitentiary. Is entirely innocent.
Holland Has a Long- Felt Want.
Holland. Mich., Aug. o. Strong ef
fort is being made to have a naval
station located here, with the assist
ance of Representative William Alden
Death or a Frrcport Banker.
Freeport.Ills., Aug. ri. Hon Alfred
II. Wise, aged 71 yeaijs. since 1848 a
resident of this citjvfand ir many
years president of the fecond National
bank, died suddenly at his home here
Sunday. He was a brother-in-law of
John M. Sehoneld and was widely
known in toe. Tvest." . ,i
SAYS HE MUST HURRY
Or He Will Not Have Completed
the Work He Has Set
Out to Do.
BEFORE HE IS CALLED TO HIS REST
President Hill's Remarks to the
Farmers with Whom He Is
Spokane, Wash., Aug. ".. Grain
rates will lie reduced from all ioints
in eastern Washington, and the reduc
tion will take place in time to benefit
the farmers on this year's crop. That
Is the result of the conference between
Presidents Hill and Mellcn and the
Spokane. Wash.. Aug. T. ,-I am
getting to lie an old man. I have not
many years to live. If I accomplish
all I have set out to do things must
move with celerity." Such is the
statement of James J. Hill, president
of the Great Northern railway, who,
in company with Charles S. Mellen,
president of the Northern Pacific; A.
L. Mohler, president of the Oregon
Railway and Navigation company,
and a number of minor officials, ar
rived at Davenport yesterday morning
to confer with the farmers of the "Pig
Bend' country in regard to railway
rates and shipping conditions. Dele
gates are present from Spokane. Stev
ens Whitman and Adams counties,
representing a region that it is esti
mated may harvest 20.maUHH) bushels
of wheat tnis year.
Attacks Kail nay Rate Legislation.
Today a similar conference is to be
held at Colfax. The president's spe
cial arrived at Daicnport about S::0
yesterday morning. The day's pro
gramme included a public meeting at
10 a. m., addressed by President Hill,
a dinner with the farmers, and a con
ference between the railroad presi
dents and tlie representatives of the
farmers in the afternoon. Iu his speech
to the farmers President Hill vigor
ously attacked legislation on railway
rates, saying: "As well attempt to set
a broken limb by statutes as to adjust
rates. Von can legislate until the barn
doors rot off.
New Markets the Great N-ed.
"The best thing to do is to act as
you have here, with the officials. We
will try to act in such a way that
you will realize that we are doing
jsomcthjug fair and in good faith.
What you want is the highest price
from any store. You want a new mar
ket. You must make more people use
your stuff. Statesmen will tell us how
to do this, but they get a consideration
for doing so. I cannot find in public
acts one Intelligent thing that you
have done to get new markets. I
don't know any place where you have
not been left to shift for yourselves as
farmers. You have crops that keep
you busy for four months In the year.
You want to do something the rest of
the time besides whittling or holding
down a nail keg. What you should do
is to raise stock, roots, forage. There
is nothing better than raising stock."
WHAT THE FA KM KI!S WANT
Ten Cent a liushrl Rate for Wheat
I'reslrient Mellen's Remark.
While no definite decision as to rates
was expected yesterday the farmers
hope to secure a rate of 30 cents per
bushel for wheat shipped from all Big
Bend points to the coast. The present
rate is ll1 to 1 Hi cents. The con
ference may also take up the proposi
tion of shipping Washington grain via
Minneapolis in case Pacific coast buy
ers should attempt to form a combine.
The feature of the conference was the
announcement of President Mellen
that after consultation with President
Hill the Northern Pacitie lias ordered
the building of a railway from the
terminus of the Central Washington at
Coulee City to Adrian, on the Great
Northern, about twenty-five miles
Til's will cut off l."0 miles of the
haul to the coast. The estimated cost
of this railway Is $.'.." H.M N m I. which
President Mellen declares is a gift to
the people of Big Bend, as the road
goes through a barren country. It is
thought the new line may be completed
by November. 1SMC5.
In his speech President Mellen said:
"The whole rate fabric is like a card
house. We can do nothing here with
out lining something jit other points.
We are all bound to gain something
by the spirit in which you called this
conference, coming to us not by inter
medaries politicians who work you
and try to work us but you work
with us as allies; you thus freeze out
the middle man."
PASSES FROM EARTH
Ames, Iowa, Aug. 3. Dr. William M.
Heardshear, president of the Iowa
State college, died this morning as
the result of nervous prostration.
J'lre Dentroys a flaning 31111.
Mooresville. Ind.. Aug. .". The large
saw and planing mill owned by the
Comer Scearce company was destroyed
here by fire with a loss of about !?".
00O. The mill was surrounded by lum
ber piles, sheds and a grain elevator,
and a remarkable feature of the fire
was the fact that the mills were re
duced to ashes while no damage was
done to the surrounding property
The Deadly Hubert Hide.
Springfield, Ills., Aug. 5. Albert
Aberto, aged 1 years, was accidental
ly killed bv his brother. Joe Aberto,
aged 14. While the younger brother
was carelessly examining a Flobert
rifle the weapon was discharged, the
bullet entering the stomach of the el
der brother, resulting in death eight
hoursi later. .. .
CUBA MAY NEED
But She Must Ask Her Uncle Samuel
Before She Can Bor
row, Washington. Aug. .". Official news
has been riveived from Cuba through
Minister Squit rs that the Cuban house
of representatives has passed a bill
authorizing a loan of ?35,OCO,000, the
senate having previously passed the
same bilL The money is to be used
to pay the Cuban army and to help
the Ida liters, and Is to be borrowed in
Under the Piatt amendment which
was passed to more perfectly redeem
the promise of the Teller resolution
to make Cuba free and IndejietKlent,
Cuba cannot borrow this money if the
United States objects, that amendment
nroviding that "said government
(Cuba shall not assume or contract
any public debt to pay the interest
upon which, and to make reasonable
sinking fund provision for the ultimate
discharge of which, the ordinary rev
enues cf the island of Cuba, after de
fraying the current expenses of the
government, shall be inadeouate."
COUPLE ON LONG WALK
Yon ii Elopers tioin IJurZc Home to Earn
Baltimore. Mil.. Aug. T. To walk
from Richmond. Va.. to Dayton, O., is
the task set by a young couple who
left here yesterday. They stated at
the office of the superintendent of char
ities that they had eloped from Day
ton four months ago. and had gone to
Washington, where they were married.
This part of the story was substanti
ated by the marriage certificate which
they exhibited. From Washington
they said they had gone to Richmond,
where the young man had secured em
ployment as a conductor on a trolley
Then came a strike and the husband
lost his position. His lungs were not
strong and they decided that he would
be better off at Dayton, especially as
there did not seem to be any way to
make a living for himself and wife in
Richmond, whereas he is confident of
securing employment in Dayton.
A PRErTlSTORIC FORT
Clioice lot of Mound Discovered in
Carbondale, Ills., Aug. 5. The
ruins of an old fort, probably built by
a prehistoric race, has recently been
discovered in the. northwestern part of
this county by John Crilley, who is a
student of ancient history and scien
tific subjects. The breastworks are sit
uated at the break in the bluffs where
a small stream runs into the Mississip
pi bottoms. The breastworks are ex
tensive, consisting of mounds anil a
circular line of works similar to mod
ern defensive breastworks.
The field in which they have been
discovcml has been under cultivation
for sixty years. On top of the line
is a series of mounds at intervals of
l.". to feet apart, there being seven
in all. The line is ;.3.5! feet long.
These mounds have never been opened.
The country surrounding these old
fortifications has been marked in a pe
culiar manner. Queer and mysterious
signs are to lie seen carved in trees
and on stones. Some of these charac
ters are in the shape of compasses,
reptiles, animals ;uid. human, beings.
Rrpnlillran Text Hook Is Out.
Washington. Aug. .". The Republic
an text book for the campaign of PJ02
has been issued by the Republican con
gressional committee. The book con
tains :5.N0 pages and makes lilieral
quotations from the speeches of both
McKinley and Roosevelt, and also ex
tracts from their messages to congress
in supiiort of Republican doctrines.
Illegal Fisherman Illown to Atoms.
Clinton. Ia., Aug. Ti. Arb. McDon
ald dropped a stick of dynamite from
a boat into the Maquoketa river for
the purpose of killing fish. ' The dy
namite exploded directly under the
boat and McDonald was blown to
atoms. John Ralston and Peter Mc
Cabe. who were In the lniat with Mc
Donald, had narrow escapes. They
will have to stand trial for violating
the game laws.
Hermit I'ound Murdered.
Devil's Lake, X. D.. Aug. 5. The
body of Nick Nachtsheim, an old
bachelor who lived alone, was found
in the cellar of his cottage late Sun
day night. His head was severed from
his shoulders and there was a bullet
hole in its crown. It is evident the
crimewas committed several days ago.
Kidnaped Girl Home Again.
Paris. Ills.. Aug. .". Deputy Sheriff
Robert Smith has returned from Bill
ings. Mont., with 12-year-old Ktfie
Carnes, who was kidnaped from this
city by her sister. Mrs. . Kdna Hall.
Mrs. Hall was told that if she object
ed she would 1m? brought to Illinois and
Says He Had to Shoot.
Munfordsville, Ky., Aug. .". R. L.
Johns, a prominent merchant of Wa
bash, this county, shot and killed his
uncle-in-Iaw, James Henry Tharp.
Johns claims that Tharp threatened to
kill him and that he was forced to
shoot in self-defense. He has surren
dered to the authorities.
, hixteen Convicts Kucspe.
Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 5. Word has
just been received from the state
prison, four miles northwest of here,
that convicts blew a hole in the prison
wall with dynamite, sixteen of them
escaping. Three have been recaptured
and one, Ed Carney, was killed.
fatally Hurt by a Base Ball.
Taylorville, Ills., Aug. 5. William'
Clotfelter, a member of the local ball
team, sustained a fracture of the skull
in a game with the St. Louis Pastimes
by being struck in' the back of the
head with a ball thrown by Titcher
Weyth. of the Pastimes.
City of Venice is Sunk
by the Se-guin.
DUE TO CARELESSNESS
Few Lives Lost Fortu
natelyPecuniary Damage Heavy.
Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 5. The steam
ers City of Venice and Seguin collided
bow on off Rondeau, Ontario, last
night. The former sank almost in
stantly. The Seguin is in the harbor here
The steamer City of Chicago arriv
ed here early today with a number of
survivors of the wreck. The mate,
watchman and a fireman of the City
of Venice were drowned. John Sulli
van, a mate, was probably fatally in
jured. Two others of the crew were badly
bruised. The vause of the collision
is unknown. There was no fog, what
ever, and the night was very clear.
The second mate of the Seguin who
was on watch refuses to absolutely
give any information of the way the
accident happended, -which occurred
As soon as the vessels collided the
sleeping passengers and crew rushed
on deck, and there was a frightful
panic for the time. Within five min
utes after the accident occurred life
boats were in the water.
Went Down in Fifteen Minutes.
The City of Venice went down in
less than 15 minutes after the collis
in. She was owned by the .McUraw
Transportation company, of Bay
City, Mich., and valued at".T17j,00U.
REPLY OF THE BEEF TRUST
Iors Kot Deny tlie Cliarf;e. but Says They
Are of No Consequence.
Chicago, Aug. .". The government
suit against the alleged beef trust was
sent. a step forward bore yesterday by,
the filing in the Fnited States circuit
Court of demurrers of the defendants,
both as individuals and as corpora
tions. The demurrers set up at consid
'erable length that the complaint on
which an injunction is asked is in
sufficient. In specific terms the de
murrers assert that "so much of the
bill of complaint as asks a discovery"
of the several interests of the defend
ants and their business methods "has
not stated such a case as would entitle
the complainant to the relief prayed
The effect of the filing of the de
murrers is technically to admit all tho
allegations charged in the bill of com
plaint. The argument advanced in
support of the packers positions is
that, admitting the truth of - the.
charge, no sufficient ground has been
shown for the issuance of the peti
CONFERENCE PUT OFF
AS TO FREIGHT RATES
Springfield, Aug. 5. The confer
ence between the Illinois shippers,
railroad representatives and ware
house commission to reclassify the
freight rates of tlie state today was
post -Mined until October. The mat
ter was referred to a sub-committee,
composed of seven members each,
representing the railroads and ship
pers. HEAVY WIND STORM
SWEEPS OVER ST. LOUIS
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 5. A heavy
wind storm swept over St. Louis early
today and wrecked two of the four
towers of the Varied Industries build
ing in the course of erection at the
world's fair site.. Tlie damage will
reach several thousand dollars.
CHICKEN THIEVES KILL
Lexington, Mo., Aug. 5. George W.
Johnson, aged 45, one of the wealthi
est men in this county, was shot and
killed early today by chicken thieves
whom he surprised in his hen house.
Four suspects are under arrest.
Kitted by a Thresh lug: Maculiie.
Fort Wayne, Ind.. Aug. 5. George
Way, aged 21, from Ashland. O., at
work near Areola, was caught In a
threshing machine and so frightfully
mangled that death resulted in a short
another European Building: Crumbling,
Berlin, Aug. 3. The historical build
ing In Frankfort in which the old Ger
man emperorft were crowned is begin
ning to crumble.