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VOL.. IiT., NO. 253.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., TIITJKSDAX, AUGUST 14, 1902.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
BOCK
ISLAND
RACE RIOT AT
AN ARMY POST
Fort Sheridan Negro Sol
dier Fires on White
Troopers.
THREATS OF LYNCHING
Flees to Guardhouse to
Escape Maddened
Crowd.
Chicago, Aug. 14. Race hatred that
lias been smoldering1 among the sol
diers at Fort Sheridan, for some time
broke out yesterday afternoon when
Sylvester Jaekson, a negro trooper,
shot three times at Allen White, a
white soldier, and subsequently had
a race nearly av mile to the guard
house to escape, lynching at the
hands of a mob of infuriated infan
trymen. The beginning of the trouble was
in front of the Fort Sheridan park.
About 4:U0 o'clock White and four
companions left the resort after
having had several drinks together.
Outside, as White was walking
away from the place, he brushed
against Jackson, who immediately
took offense, believing that he had
been deliberately insulted because of
his color.
A violent altercation followed.
White is a strapping fellow and the
black trooper was visibly afraid of
him. Jackson in the midst of his
wrathful words backed slowly out of
arm's reach of the white soldier, who
was fast becoming enraged.
Sfero Fires at Assailant.
A final taunt from Jackson caused
White to leap forward to strike, but
before the blow could descend the
colored soldier drew his revolver and
lired three shots. None of the bul
lets took effect, but all lodged behind
White's head.
The flashing of the weapon held so
close to his head caused White in
stantly to draw back, while the
crowd of spectators scattered in
fear of their lives. There were
screams and shouts as the frightened
people fled for places of safety. For
a while it was thought lhat a murder
had been committed.
Jackson for a time believed lie had
killed White. Seeing the white sol
dier stagger back in the tirst shock
of fear of the exploding weapon, the
negro turned to flee.
The soldiers who were with White
immediately gave chase, shouting:
"Catch him! Catch him!?'
At first the fugitive seemed to de
sire to escape from the fort, but the
on-pressing pursuers soon convinced
him that he could not have gone far
without being overtaken, for he sud
denly veered toward the military
guardhouse, nearly a mile away, as
though preferring the walls of the
prison to falling into the hands of
his pursuers.
When the panting, breathless negro
ran up to the sentry on guard at the
door the others were close behind.
Pursuers t-ry "Lynch Him!
Jackson knew there was no time to
lose. A little delay woidd enable the
angry soldiers to - drag him away
from the shelter of the guardhouse.
Already there were voices shouting:
"Lynch him! Lynch him!"
Meanwhile Jackson at the guard
house door was trying to explain to
the sentry. In a paroxysm of fear
he almost fell upon his knees to the
soldier, begging him to close the door
of the prison upon him.
The guard was quick. to act when
he saw the soldiers rushing up and
heard their cries of rage, lie thrust
Jackson within the guardhouse door
and then barred the entrance.
WOULD DAM THE MISSISSIPPI
Cities on That ttlrer and the Lumber In
terest Will Puh the Idea.
Keokuk, la., Aug. 14.-r-MissIsslppl
river cities, lumber interests ot th
northwest, ar.d steamboat lines of the
Mississippi river, hare determined on
a combined and strong effort to In
duce the Trans-MisslssIppl Commer
cial Congress meeting at St. Paul iltxt
week to actively favor the building
of a great dam entirely across t he-river
at Keokuk at the foot of the Dcs
Moines rapids.
The effect of such a dam would be
to render unnecessary the-use of the
government canal now in use, and In
cidentally develop (iO.000 electrical
horse power for commercial use. The
Rurvey and report to the war depart
ment ordered by the last national con
gress is now being made. The next
congress will be asked to order the
dam built. The cities specially Inter
ested are all within fifty miles of Keo
huk. Dubuque, Davenport and Rock
Island. .....'. - -
LITTLE ONES ARE
LEFT ORPHANS
Father and Mother Dying In Two
Months Matter's Horri
ble End.
St. Paul, Aug. 14. Mrs. .Vincent
Market, Edmund street, died yes
terday morning after four hours of
the most terrible agony, as the result
of a most horrible accident. Rising at
an early hour to heat some milk for
her C-weeks-old baby she in some way
tripped over an ulcohol lamp, igniting
ii gallon can filled with alcohol, which
exploded with such territic force as
to practically set the entire room on
fire and burn her body until there was
not an inch of flesh that was not
charred and black.
Her husband died at the City hos
pital less than two months ago, and
her baby was born since his death.
Three chllren are left orphan by her
death- a baby 0 weeks old, one a
year old, and one under 5.
CHARLEVOIX HAS "HOPES
That She Will Be Selected as a Naval
Training station.
Charlevoix. Mich., Aug. 14. On ac
count of the long stretch of shore line
In the state of Michigan on I.nkes
Michigan and Huron to bo examined
for a suitable site for a naval train
ing station, and the length of time
Required to mako a careful examina
tion. It has been found
divide the work among the members
or the lMard. Rear Admiral II. C. Tay
lor is proceeding from Mackinac to
the south in the lighthouse tender
Marigold In Ijike II uron to pt:i mln
points on the east side of the stato of
Auemgan.
At the same time Lieutenant Com
mander C. Melt. Winslow and Civil
Entrlnoer II. II. lioiiswnn urn xM!itinT
localities on Lake Michl? .in mi tho
west side of the state of Michigan.
on tn lighthouse tender Dahlia. The
Dahlia arrived here Sntunbtv evening
With a rartV Which incluiel rnninmn.
der Lucius Young, lighthouse inspector
ror this district. Charlevoix still
claims to be the best location for the
training station.
DANGER IN FALSE TEETH
Sudden' Laughter Sometimes Will Carry
Them Doicn Tour Tliruat,
Janesville, Wis., Aug. 14. While
laughing heartily over a funny story.
It is said, John CI. Kobertsoi. of
Cookesville, a village near here, swal
lowed his false teeth. July 5, and has
since suffered to intensely that he has
been sent to Chicago to undergo an
X-ray examination and a possible op
eration. The man swallowed his teeth
when he suddenly hurst into laughter,
ami for sometime afterward his health
remained as usual.
Ills condition, however, has grown
much worse wthin the last few days.
At times hts suffering has almost killed
him. The plate is of extra large size
and physicians here sent th patient
to Chicago for nn operation, which, it
is feared, may result fatally on ac
count of Robertson's advanced age.
SITUATION AT CARACAS
IS REPORTED CRITICAL
Washington. Auc. 14. Under date
of Wednesday, the 13th, Minister
ISowen. at Caracas, reports to the
state department that the situation
there is very critical. At the time of
filing the dispatch he had heard noth
ing from the Cincinnati or -Marietta.
He savs the sacking of Rarcelona
continues, and much valuable proper
ty is being destroyed.
At the navv department a cable
gram was received from Commander
McLean renortinr the arrival of the
Cincinnati at Rarcelona. The Mari
etta is at Port of Spain, Trinidad,
and is subject to the orders of Mc
Lean. The department also received
a cablegram from MeCrea, of the Ma-
chias, dated St. Haytien, Wednesday,
announcing that the blockade estab
lished bv Admiral Killick was ineffec
tual and had been abandoned.
Effect of the CninUln.it Ion.
Elizabeth, X. J., Aug. 14. Lewis
Xixon resigned yesterday ns president
of the Crescent Shipbuilding company,
and Mason F. Chace. of Elizabeth,
was elected in Ills place. Nixon's res
ignation is incident to the recent or
ganization of the I'nited States Ship
building company.
Our Duchess Conies to See Us.
Txvndon, Aug. 14. Among the pas
sengers on the North German Lloyd
steamer Kron Prinz Wilhelin yester
day for New York, were the Duke
and Duchess of Marltmrough and Mr.
and Mrs. O. II. I. ISelmont. The
duchess was Miss Consuelo Vanderbilt.
Death of Judge Sprag-ue.
Richfield Springs. X. Y.. Aug. 14.
Judge D. X. Sprague. of the state dis
trict court of Iowa, died here yesterday
from heart failure, aged io years.
Judge Sprague was born in Exeter,
X. Y. - His remains were Bent to Wa
pello, la., Inst night.
Remorseful, lie Suicided.
Muncie, Ind.. Aug. 14. Remorseful
over being intoxicated for two days,
and also over the sorrow it had caused
his young wife. Moses McConnell, 23,
a well known iron worker, took mor
phln and died. He had been married
only a year.
lie Dines Our Navy Dnys.
Ft. Petersburg, Aug. 14. Admiral
Makaroff, governor of Kronstadt, gave
a dinner on Monday to the captains
and eight other officers of the United
States cruisers Chicago and Albany.
Fell from a High ViufT.
-Muhphysboro.Ills.. Aug. 14. Robert
Brice fell from a bluff 100 feet high
at Grand Tower and was Instantly
killed.
UNSEEN NAVAL PERIL
The Submarine, and What
Thought of It by Some cf
Our Heroes.
Is
NAVIES MUST POSSESS THE TEEEOB
Its Moral Effect a Consideration
. Not To Be Ignored France'
Iteccnt lisperimenta.
Washington, Aug. 14. It was
thought that in the coming naval evo
lutions the superiority of United
States marine boats over the French
type would be demonstrated, but from
present prospects, owiug to the recent
accident on the Holland, which pre
vents her from taking part in the man
euvers, such a test will not take place.
Naval officers who believe in the sub
marine boat as a formidable engine
are greatly interested in the result of
the sham battle last week of Hyeres,
on the French Mediterranean coast,
when the submarine boats Zedo and
Gymnote were sent from the harbor
to attack the Heet representing the
enemy. Traveling ten feet below the
surface they reached the fleet and
"torpedoed" three battleships, the
crews of which were unawares of the
presence of the submarines until the
"torpedoing" was done.
Fraucfl Leailes In submarines.
In the opinion of naval men favor
ing submarines this feat demonstrates
tht importance of considering them
as valuable adjuncts to the sea pow
er of any nation. France, the tirst
country to maintain this stand,' leads
the navies of the world In the number
of her submerine boats. M. de Lanses
san, who was: minister of marine iu
tins Waldeck-Rouueau cabinet, regards
the submarine boat Is a more formid
able Instrument of combHt than the
torpedo boat. Hefore resigning he de
clared that both from the military and
the economic ioint of view the French
naval forces should consist of two
kinds of submarine boats a small sizo
destined for defensive action within a
limited distance of the shore, and a
large size capable of carrying offen
sive operations even as far as tho ene
my's boats.
John Hull Is on the Alert.
He congratulated the French navy
on being the only one possessing a con
siderable number of submarine craft.
England, ever on the alert against her
hereditary enemy across the channel,
was not slow In reckoning with such a
condition and now has a small number
of submarines in commission, with ten
additional ones in process of construc
tion, nil of the A'-ierican type.
BELIEVED IN bV ADMIRAL DEWEY
And Others, Who Think the Submarine
Great for Harbor Uefense.
Such men in the United States navy
as Admiral Dewey, Captain Wa!n
wright nud Captain Sigsbee highly nj
prove submarine .boats for harljor de
fense. In discussing this subject yes
terday Captain Sigsbee, who as chief
intelligence ollicer of the navy and a
member of the board of construction
is well informed in such matters, de
clared himself, as in the past, in favor
of submarine boats. He was disposed
to dismiss the accident on the Holland
as of little consequence, arguing that
too greut significance was given to the
presence of gasoline on such boats as
a constant source of menace to the
safety of the crews.
"There is a certain danger in all
engines' of war," argued the captain,
"aud antagonism to submarines based
solely on the use of gasoline in the
engines is too trivial to be discussed.
Vessels of this kind have not reached
a high state approaching perfection,
but they have progressed sufficiently to
make thein exceedingly dangerous to
an enemy. Assuredly they have
passed the experimental stage. Nat
urally the submarine boat of say five
years hence will greatly excel the one
of today, but it must be considered
that the latter represents the best type
with which we are acquainted at pres
ent. There may be better boats In
vented, but they are on paper, and we
can only deal with those In practical
shape."
That the effectiveness of submarine
boats ever would reduce the number
of battleships in the navy, was ridi
culed by Captain Sigsbee. "First and
always battleships," he. said. "They
have the greatest offensive as well as
to greatest defensive power. Nev
ertheless, submarines could relieve tha
larger vessels in a great measure as
harbor defenses, for the effect on an
enemy contemplating an attack on a
port patrolled by submarines is tre
mendous. The moral effect of know
ing that there is real danger which
you cannot light effectively is im
mense, and such is the fear inspired
by the presence of submarine boats."
Admiral Dewey expressed his opin
ion on the question in 1SKX, when ho
said to the house committee on naval
affairs, in speaking of submarine
lioats: "If they had had two submarine
boats in Manila I never could have
held it with my squadron. The moral
effect, to my mind, is Infinitely supe
rior to mines or torpedoes, or anything
of the kind. With those craft, moving
under water It woud wear people out.
With two f these in Galveston all
the navies of the world could not
blockade that place."
BANKS AND TRUSTS OWE
GOVERNMENT $300,000
Washington, Aug. 14. Commission
er Yerkes, of the internal revenue
bureau, has directed immediate steps
to be taken for the, collect ion of the
tax on profit and loss accounts, or
undivided profits accounts, of banks,
trust companies or private banks un
der the war revenue net of June, 189S.
The amount to be collected will ap
proximate, it is said, $300,000.
MR. AND MRS. FAIR
KILLED IN FRANCE
Americans Victims of an Automo
bile Accident Near
raris.
Evreux, France, Aug. 14. Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Fair, Americans, related
to Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt, Jr., (Miss
Virginia Fair), were returning to
Paris from Trouville today when
their automobile swerved and crash
ed into a tree, 15 miles from here.
Roth were killed. The chaffeur be
came insane as a consequence of the
shock.
San Francisco, Aug. 14. Charles
Fair was a son of the late Senator
Fair and one of the heirs to the im
mense estate of "the late senator.
THERE WAS MONEY
IN THE MATTER.
Cause of the Shooting of His Daugh
ter by Albert I'hl
nran. Ocomoriowoc, Wis., Aug. 14. Rela
tive to the shooting of Ma Uhlnian
by her lather, Albert ridman, last
Sunday week, it seems that money
was at the bottom of the crime. He
met his daughter in a lonely piece of
woods, on her way to church, so he
declares, and deinandid to know what
she had done with' the money he
claimed she had stohii from his pock
ctbook March 4. Tli girl, according
to the man's story, disclaimed all
knowledge of the iubney, und when
threatened with a revolver she cried:
"If you should shoot me I could
not tell where tho money is." When
questioned about the shooting Uhl
man said he pulled the trigger, but
did not know It was a self-cocking
revolver. After the shooting the man
draggd his victim to the roadside.
He then walked back to this city. The
girl, on the ether hand, says her fath
er stole $."0 which she had saved for
a trip to Minnesota.
PHILIPPINE ARMY REUNION
lieglns at Council ll!uf! with 2,000 Dele
gates ITesi-iit.
Council Rluffs. la., Apg. 14. Tho
third annual reunion of the Society of
the Army of the Philippines began in
this city yesterday with nearly 2.1)00
delgates and veterans hi attendance.
After a brief reception early iu the
day the society wa called to order in
Arcanum hall by the president. Gen
eral Irving Hale.
Following the address of General
Hale routine business was taken up,
the session lasting a. greater part of
the afternoon. Last night a reception
was held ait Lake Mamiwa. There was
tin address of welcome by Governor
Cumuiius and other addresses by Gov
ernor Savage, of Neln-aska, and Gen
eral Hale.
Council l'.lutTs, Iowa, Aug. 14. The
feature of the second day of the re
union of "the Society of the Army of
the Philippines was a military parade,
which occurred during the forenoon.
The parade, headed by Govs. Cum
mins and Savage and their staffs, was
participated in by the regular army
troops from Fort Crook, Neb., and
the Iowa National Guard and Vet
erans of the Philijipiiie war. The
marchers were revhfwed by the two
governors and Gensj
The meeting of the
during the afternoo
taken up the routim
vesterday. Gen. Jac
Hale and King.
Society was held
i. at which was
business begun
ib II. Smith, Col.
Cosgrove, of South Dakota, and Gen.
Charles King are mentioned as possi
bilities for the presidency of the so
ciety. TYPO CONVENTION DOINGS
Hours l'er Week Kcalricte.' to Fifty-Four
Lmllea Auxiliaries.
Cincinnati, Aug. 14. The conven
tion of the Intcruattomil Typographi
cal I'nion made many changes in Its
laws yesterday. After providing for
the oldest substitute getting the first
vacancy, it restricted the hours per
week to a maximum of fifty-four, put
evening papers with Sunday editions
on the seven-day basis, and made
many minor changes. An effort to in
clude superintendent as well ns fore
men in tho inemberjhlp failed.
It developed that tjiercwill be strong
opiKisition among the delegates to In
dorsing the newly organized Interna
tiona! Ladles' Auxiliary, although
there is no opiosition to local ladies'
auxiliaries. The convention defeated
a proposition to prohibit any member
from belonging to the militia. The
sentiment was generally expressed,
however, against union men belonging
to the militia.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug. H. The In
ternational Typographical conven
tion today voted t5 jucet next August
in Washington. .
Rloomingtou, 111., Aug. 14. The
Police Chiefs aiidtShcriiTs' associa
tion of Illinois today voted to meet
next year at Juliet.
t -
Death of Judge Hookwaller.,
Danville. Ills.. Aug. 14. Circuit
Judge Ferdinand ISookwallor died at
8:45 o'clock Tuesday night of Uright's
disease. Judge Rookwaller was born
Nov. 17, lSir, on a farm near Attica,
Fountain county, Ind. March 24, 18(12,
lie enlisted at a private in company
H, Sixtieth Indiana infantry. On ac
count of sickness he was honorably
discharged May 13, lStW. Later he was
graduated from the Michigan Univer
sity law department and located hcra
in the practice of his profession.
CANADA IS STILLSAFE
For Caynor and Craene, Wanted
by the United States with
a Great Want.
rHEIE FEAUDS REACHED MILLIONS
Unless There Is Some Mistake, and
Judge Caroii It e fuses to
Extradite Them. '
Quebec, Out., Aug. 14. Colonel John
F. Gaynor and Captain Benjamin 1).
Greene scored a decisive victory yes
terday in their tight against extradi
tion to the United States, where they
are wanted in connection with alleged
frauds In harbor work for the federal
government involving millions of dol
lars. Judge Caron, in the superior
court, discharged the prisoners from
the custody of Sheriffs Langelier, vl
Quebec, and Yalee, of Montreal, iu
whose official care they have beeii
since their sensational arrest in Que
bec last May. Many of the prlsonvU's'
friends were iu the court room, aud
they congratulated the two men upon
their release. Colonel Gaynor and
Captain Greene left the court room
soon after Judge Caron had concluded
aud proceeded to the Chateau l'route
nac. Point Made for the 1'rlsoners.
It is understood that the United
States government will institute new
proceedings for extradition. Judge
Caron, who spoke in French, occupied
about two hours In delivering his judg
ment. Iu reviewing the legal proceed
ings since the arrest of the two pris
oners he pointed out that their counsel
had raised an important question to
the effect that the warrant issued by
aMglstrate .Lafoiitalne was illegal on
the ground that it did not contain the
date nor the year in which the alleged
offense had been committed. lie could
Magistrate Lafoutaino was illegal ou
committed, and it may have been prev
ious to the signing of the treaty be
tween tho United States und Great
Rritain.
Not a Crime Included in the Treaty.
According to a depostttion made in
Montreal by Erwin, counsel for the
United States, in May last, continued
Judge Caron, the accusal were charged
with fraud committed on or about Jan.
1, 18!)7. That crime was. not included
iu the treaties, and that of receiving
money under false pretenses was only
Included in the treaty of 1000. This
was fatal to the prosecution, and the
warrant Issued by Judge Lafoutaine
was defective, as th eoffense included
therein did not fall under the extradi
tion treaty; consequently the arrest
was illegal and the accused must be
set at liberty.
COMMENTS OF OI K OFFICIALS
Will Pick Their Flints and Try the Matter
Again.
Puxbury, Mass., Aug. 14. The de
cision of Judge Caron, of Quebec, re
leasing Renjaniin 1. Greene and John
F. Gaynor, was shown to Solicitor
General Richards at his summer homo
here yesterday, lie expressed no sur
prise at th" action which had been
taken, and said that he would not at
this time enter into a discussion of
the case or express an opinion as to
the attitude ot Judge Caron. He would
say that if there were any technical
defects in the warrant these could be
easily corrected by the United States
government, and having done this the
government would renew its efforts
to get the two men back into this
country for trial.
Richards said that in ids own mind
he hail formed an opinion as to tho
standing of the men in tho light of
the law, for it had been part of his
duty to argue the original case that
against Captain Carter in its several
stages until it was before the supremo
court. Captain Carter had been con
victed and imprisoned.
When It came to the cases of
Greene aud Gaynor, he said there
might be some question as to extradi
tion under the treaty between the
United States and Great Rritain, but
if there was such a question this could
be argued. He had no reason to be
lieve that under the treaty Greene and
Gaynor could not be extradited. As
sistant Attorney General Hoyt, who
also is visiting here, would not com
ment on the release of Greene and
Gaynor.
Reverly, Mass., Aug. 14. Attorney
General Knox was informed by the
Associated Press last night of the re
lease of Greene und Gaynor nt Quebec,
and also was shown Judge Caron's
decision. He read tho latter carefully,
and thou said: "I have nothing to say
iu regard to -Judge Caron's decision.
It would be highly Improper and ex
tremely indelicate for me to make any
comment on any decision of a foreign
court in which the United States gov
ernment Is Involved, especially when
tho case goes against the govern
ment." CHICAGO MURDER SUSPECT
IDENTIFIED BY WOMAN
Chicago, Aug. 14. The identity of
the niysterious woman in black who
yesterday gave important evidence
to the police in the Bartholin murder
case, was cleared up today. The
woman is Mrs. Mary Tallerday. To
day she positively, identified Thomp
son's wagon and horse as those she
had seen with the men.
Akron to Join the Combine.
Akron, O., Aug. 14. Hon. George
Crouse, president of the Aultman
MUler company, makers of the Ruck
eye mower and reaper,- said yesterday
In regard to the combine of harvester
manufacturers: "I cannot say positive
ly that the Akron company will Join
the combination, but I think there is
no doubt bjitJOiat .we .will enter ii."-
DETEQTIVES DO v
THE HAMLET ACT
How Cleveland Officers Obtain the
Name of a Mur
derer. Cleveland, Aug. 14. Mrs. Igiiatz
Wiurchowski has made a written con
fession to the police that the man who
shot aud killed her husband Sunday
night was Charles Janaski, a former
boarder at the Wiurchowski home, aud
who is alleged to be infatuated with
Mrs. Wiurchowski. Mrs. Wiurchowski
and her husband were on their way
nonie late Sunday night whun a man
rushed from the bushes aud killed
Wiurchowski instantly. Mrs. Wiurch
owski told the police that it was a rob
ber that committed the crime.
Since the commission of the murder
Mrs. Wiurchowski and Janaski have
been under arrest. Tuesday night two
of the city detectives went through the
crime in mimic as nearly ns possible
from Mrs. Wiurchowksis description.
One detective acted as escort for Mrs.
Wiurchowski, while the other rushed
at them from the bushes. When the
revolver was pointed at the detective's
head the woman went into list erics
and cried out: "My God, it's Charles
Janaski." The confession was verified
and written out.
Later Janaski, the man necused by
Mrs. Wiurchowski, confessed having
committed the crime and implicated
Mrs. Wiurchowski.
CHARTERS CANCELLED
Thirty-Five Thousand Illinois Corpora
tioua Arc iu Trouble.
Springfield. Ills., Aug. 14. Over
three-fourths of the corporation ex
isting under the laws of. Illinois have
sacrificed their charters through fail
ure to comply with the law. A law
was enacted iu 1001 requiring fill cor
porations organized under the laws
of Illinois to make a report to the sec
reeary of state between Feb. 1 and
March 1 of each year, giving, among
other items, the location of principal
office, the kind of business engaged in,
and names of directors or managers,
and other Information.
It aho provided that the secretary
of state should file with the recorder
of deeds of the various counties In the
state a completelist of ull corporations
complying with the law, and provid
ing f nit her that he should enter up
on the records in ids office the cancel
lation of the charters of all corpora
tions failing to make the rirt. Un
der this law only about 10.000 of the
43,000 corporations appearing on the
records have made a report. On this
first of July tho secretary of state filed
his list with the recorder of state and
proceded to enter the cancellation of
charters of all other corporations.
WHAT CAN A POOR MAN DO
When' It's Against the Law to Tell of the
Due That Got Away ? ,
LaCrosse, Wis., Aug. 14. W. T.
Woodward, a LaCrosse Attorney, who
introduced Into the last Wisconsin leg
islature a bill containing drastic re
strictions auainst the marriage of peo
ple incapacitated by disease from
bearing healthy children, lias drafted
a bill which he will present to the leg
islature next winter, the pmiKtse of
which is to prevent the telling of "fish
stories."
The bill provides that every fisher
man must, under penalty of fine, reg
ister the weight of every fish taken
exceeding one pound in weight- It
provides for the uppolntment of a
state officer With county deputies,
with whom the register shall be made,
and whose duty it shall be to see that
the law is enforced.
ELKS TO HOLD NO
MORE STREET CARNIVALS
Slt Lake, Aug. 14. The grand
lodge of Klks today adopted a rec
ommendation of the committee ou
rules and laws absolutely prohibiting
the holding of street fairs or carni
vals under the auspices of Klks'
lodges. The law is to go into effect
Jan. 1 next.
Kid" Wants to Win Laurels.
Saginaw, Mich., Aug. 14. Kid La
vigne has arrived home from the Pa
cific coast, thin and lighter than usual.
He says ho Intends to stay at home
for several months to allow his brok
en arm to knit- He then promises to
go out and win back all the laurels
which he once gained and later lost.
Still Another I'arrlcide.
Ottumwa. Ia., Aug. 14. J. II. Sims,
a wealthy farmer, was shot and killed
by his son John, when endeavoring to
murder his wife with a butcherknife.
The dead man "was Intoxicated and
madea vicious attack uion his wife for
a fancied wrong, and the son inter
fered Just in time to save her life.
Charged with Fraud.
Poston, Aug. 14. Frederick E.
Fetts, broker. Is under arrest on a
charge of using the United States
mails in a conspiracy to defraud In
connection with the affairs of J. M.
Fisher & Co., whose affairs of J. M.
In the courts-for some time. Hetts Is
held under ?10.00O for hearing.
Wouldn't Be Appointed Collector.
Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 14. Sixty
five miners employe by the Middle
Iiidge con! mines near Coal Creek are
on a strike because the company re
fused to permit an official to withhold
10 per cent, of every union's miner's
wages to be given to the anthracite
coal strikers in Pennsylvania.
Status of tha C. and K. I.
St. Louis, Aug. 14. B. F. Yoakum
president of the St. Louis and San
Francisco Railroad company, has re
turned to St.- Louis from the east
"The Chicago and Eastern Illinois will
maintain the same. relations with all
of its connections and all other roads
as here tot ore., said Yoakum. . ......
FIRE IN AN
IOWA COLLEGE
State Institutional Ames
is Damaged
' $10,000.
ORIGIN IS A MYSTERY
South Wing of Main
Building Totally
Destroyed.
lies Moines, Iowa, Aug. 14. The
south wing of the main building of
the Iowa State College of Agricul
ture and Mechanic Arts at Ames waj
totally destroyed by lire at 4 o'clock
this morning.
The north wing of the same build
ing was destroyed in a similar iuau
ner in December, 1000.
Had Iteen Condemned. ZJ 1
The portion which was burned to
day had been condemned by the stato
architect ami was being torn down
to make room for a new- building pro
vided for bv the last general assem
bly. The loss to building and contents
will not exceed $10,000. A valuable
botanical collection and the equip
ment, together with the. museum
and ollice and school furniture, wero
saved.
No Insurance.
The origin of the fire is a mystery,
as there is no fire about the building
during vacation. The state carrier
no insurance on its property.
Minister Kills Two Men.
Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 14. Rev.
Whig Duncan, ISaptist minister, liv
ing near YVinfield, Scott county, kill
ed John and William Traniwell. broth
ers, in a battle on the streets thcro
today.
The Tramwells attacked Duncan,
whom they charged with paying too
much attention to John Tramwell's
wife. One of them attacked him
with a cowhide and the other with a
club.
The minister retreated, warning
file men not o approach nearer if
they valued their lives. The warning,
went unheeded, the men approaching
and striking Duncan.
The minister drew his revolver and
killed both men, John being shot
through the heart and William once
in the head and in the body, dying;
within a few hours.
lks Meet at Raltlihore Next.
Salt Lake City, Utah. Aug. 14.
The grand lodge of Klks yesterday
selected Ilalthuore ns the place of
meeting for the uiinnal reunion of the
grand lodge In 1!X)3. and practically
completed its business. The spectacu
lar feature of ihc programme was the
parade of the uniformed bodies of
Elks, in which over 3.0tK) of the fra
ternity took pOji-t. Prizes amounting
to $1,750 had In-en offered for the
marching clulw. and Joliet. Ills., with
a I tody of men In penitentiary strijies,
keeping the prison loekstep, was given
third prize in its class.
Three Injured Iu a Wreck.
Ies Moines, la., Aug. 14. While
running at full 'speed near Dunreith.
the brakebeam under the caboose of
a Wabash freight train broke, causing
the car to spring Into the air and turn
over. The conductor and two brake
men escaped miraculously with seri
ous though not fatal Injuries. The in
jured are: J. P. Childers, Des Moines,
conductor: T.E. Xewton, Moberly, Mo.,
brakeman; Art Sickas, Des Moines,
brakeman, scalp badly cut and haud
partly severed.
Cigarette Was the t'auie.
Indianapolis, Aug. 14. Arthur E.
Ferguson has filed a suit for divorce
from Goldle M. Ferguson, whom he
married two years ago. Ferguson al
leges that his wife is so addicted to
cigarette smoking that she forgot to
prepare his mean, lie says that he
had to cook his own meals.
Governor Under Arrest.
Los Angeles, Cal., Aug. 14. Gov
ernor Henry T. Gage was yesterday
placed under arrest by detectives of
San Francisco, who served on him a
warrant charging him with criminal
libel of John 1. Spreckels. The gov
ernor was immediately afterward re
leased on a writ of habeas corpus.
Brags Incident Ia Closed.
W'ashlngton, Aug. 14. Unless tho
Cuban government makes some fur
ther representations in the case of
General Bragg, the United States con
sul general ct Havana, aud Indicates
that he is not "wanted there any more,
the United States will not disturb its
representative. -
Explosion Was Fatal to Three.
Adrian, Mich., Aug. 14. Ben:
Boughey, another victim of the boiler
explosion in the Oram laundry Satur
day, is dead. This makes three deaths
from tho disaster. :

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