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A TO) TN TT u. VOIi. M. NO. 25G. 'ROCK ISLAND, IIjI,., FEIDAY, AUGUST 15, 1902. PRICE TWO CENTS. AWFUL CRIME ISCOtlFESSED James Gallagher, Iowa Stockman, Killed by His Wife. AIDED BY PARAMOUR Illicit Love the Only Mo tive for the Deed Hol ada's Admission. Des Moines, Iowa, Aug1. 15. An Iowa City special states that Charles Ilolada will make a confession stat ing1 that James Gallagher, a wealthy stockman, -was murdered by Mrs Gallagher, with his complicity, and that the crime was committed be cause he and Mrs. Gallagher were in love. Killed While Asleep. Gallagher was murdered four months ago while asleep beside his wife. Ilolada was arrested on suspicion. SOCIETY OF THE PHILIPPINES Meeting at Council Pilaffs Select Officers and Next Placo of Meeting. Council Muffs, Iowa, Aug. 15. At the morning session of the reunion of the National Society of the Army of the Philippines the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President (Jen. Irving Hale, Den ver. First Vice President Lieut. Don ald McUae, Council Bluffs. Secretary F. M. Schuttc, St. Paul. Treasurer C. 11. Lewis, Colorado. Chaplain Rev. Charles Mailley. Ne braska. St. Paul was chosen as the place of the next meeting. funeral of senator McMillan at Detroit Detroit, Mich., Aug. 15. Funeral services over the remains of the late Senator James McMillan were held at 2:30 this afternoon and were marked by simplicity. Services were held at the residence of the late sen ator, and both branches of congress, and the state legislature, and all de partments of the state and city gov ernment were represented. Gov. Bliss was present with his staff. At the conclusion of the services the re mains were taken to Elmwood cem etery for interment. FORESTERS OF IOWA MEET AT OTTUMWA Ottumwa, Iowa, Aug. 15. The an nual convention of the state associa tion of Foresters of America opened here today with a thousand in at tendance. The election of oilicers occurs this afternoon. MARY BAKER EDDY ON KEENE'S LATE PUBLICATION Concord, N, II.. Aug. 15. -An emi nent lawyer of Baltimore, Md., TJohn Henry Keene, has recently written and published a wonderful booklet entitled, "Christian Science and its Enemies," in which he startlingly condemns the pulpit's a.ttacks upon Rev. Mary Baker Eddy .and Christian Science. ' A representative of the press called on Mrs. Eddy to enquire as to her in dorsement of this book. In reply she said: "Upon reading the grand pre face of Mr. Keenc's book, I laid it aside from lack of time just then, and sent my compliments to the author with an order for said books. After perusing his book thoroughly, I changed my opinion, not of the au thor's talents, scholarship, and high intent (although I have never seen him), but of the advisability of pub lishing the book, and imtnediat6ly requested the parties to discontinue publishing it in its present form of treating the subject. I did this, sole ly, because the author's vehemence in denouncing the pulpit's, furious at tacks upon me was not consonant with my Christian sentiment. It is written of our' great Master whose life and teachings furnish my model that "When he was reviled he re viled not again." Cured of All Habit Now. Lansing. Mich., Aug. 15. Declaring that he would cure himself of the drink habit, an unknown man jumped , off the Michigan avenue bridge ami ' drowned. . ' GLADYS MOTHER DISLIKES STORJES Mrs. Deacon Says Her Daughter Is Engaged, But Not to Crown Prince. Paris, Aug. 15. Mrs. Edward Parker Deacon sent a lawyer to the omce or Le Matin, threatening legal proceedings j She said that her daugh ter Gladys was engaged to be married six months hence and that the storv of her romance with the crown prince of Germany, was not true. Berlin, Aug. 13. Reports of a love analr between Miss Gladys Deacon and Crown Prime Frederick William are ridiculed In Iter! in. Leaders in so ciety and politics declare the emperor's sou never had any Infatuation for this United States girl and that the era peror and his family will ignore the story. The editor of a semi-official pa per announces that the members of the royal household suspect that Miss Deacon mistook the extensipn of so- , . . ciai .courtesies ior a wooing. REV. HILL SURPRISED. When Told That lie Uad Confessed to the Killing of a Woman. Brazil, Ind., Aug. 15. A stir was caused here by published statements to the effect that Rev. Charles Hill, a former Congregational minister, who is now employed in the mines in this district, had confessed to the killing of a woinan named Smith, at Benwocd, xnu., nrteen years ago. It was further asserted in the published statements that the confession had been made by nev. Jir. Hill to Rev. Mr. Dauttridge. at Cardouia, a small mining town near here. As the story ran. Hill was said to have confessed that he and a man named William Trager were tiring at a target, and that one of Hill's shots went wild, accidentally killing the wonia n Hill's hom Is in this citv. and nei ther he nor the familv heard of the alleged confession until Tuesday night. mil could not be seen Wednesday, as he was at work down in the mines: but his wife stated that she had called his attention to the story and that he denied absolutely having made any such confession to" anvlKxlv. In fact he considers the matter a huge joke, and said that if he was respon sible for the death of anybody he had no knowledge of it. He could not understand how the .story got out. CARNIVAL AT SOUTH HAVEN Selection of a "Queen the Matter of Interest ' Iut o w. South Haven. Mich.. Aug. 15. South Haven is arranging for a water carnival to be held Aug. :( to 'M. I here will be yacht races and water sports of all kinds, each day's pro gramme to end with a grand water parade, which will tnfcp nim-.. nmhi a display of marine fireworks. Already inucn excitement is being evinced over the VOtlllg contest for tlii ,irriW-:il queen, many of the larger resorts Placing canuiaates in the held. I .oca l residents are much lntfrstol In a candidate. The contest has been open several days. Miss Mamie Goe litz, a Chicagoan at Sleepy Hollow, is the favorite, with Mrs. I,. E. Parsons, of this city, second, and Mrs. S. K. Darby, of Avery Beach, wife of Com mander Darby, of thf Tlm-ntlio.i tlitr.l Miss Goelitz lias had considerable pub lic note lately over being one of the heirs to an estate of $3,000,000 left by a deceased uncle. Cobbed o f A 1 1" n Is 3a v 1 n ST. Allegan, Mich., Aug. 15. K. Kuhs, of Chicago, was here some time ago and bargained for the Barth farm in Cheshire, paying $50 down to W. J. Henell, a real estate agent. Tuesday he arrived in Holland by boat with his family. While on the wharf a pick pocket nabbed his pocketbook, contain ing a draft for $(o0 and $150 In cur rency, all of which he Intended to ap ply on the projM-rty. Payment has been stopped on the draft, but the of ficers thus far have been unable to lo cate the thief. The family would have been penniless had not Ilonzell re turned them the $50 paid on the prop erty. - - Rural Route In Tippecanoe. Lafayette, Ind.. Aug. 15'. Examina tion papers of eighty-two applicants for rural route carriers have been for warded to Washington by Edward F. Hutches, a special agent, and H. C. Coles and George E. Fox. board of ex aminers. Thirty-three new rural routes were established and will be started as soon as the appointments are made. This gives Tippecanoe county thirty nine routes. Every resident of the county is being served. ' Torrance at the National Capital. Washington,. Aug. 15. General Ell Torrance, commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, accom panied by General Silas II. Towler, his adjutant general, arrived in Wash ington yesterday, and from now on will maintain quarters here until the close of the annual encampment of the Grand Army in October. . Gone Into Oregon Timber. Houghton, Mich., Aug. 15. The Sparrow-Kroll Lumber company, of Kenton. Mich., has purchased 11.000 acres of fir and spruce timberland on the coast of Oregon. The deal in volves more than S.HX),000. The com pany will continue operations at Ken ton.. Riant Knocked HIni Off the Clilt LaCrosse, Wis., Aug. 15. J. August Lund, a quarryman, was killed at the Wooleny & Hanson quarry by being olown from a ledge by a charge of dynamite to the jagged rocks fifty feet below. ' Death, of Capt. Ratchelor, Jr. - Washington, Aug. 15. General Chaf fee announces the death from cholera of Captain Joseph E. Batchelor, Jr retired, at N'atividad, P. I., Aug. 7. LAST AUTO TRAGEDY Its Victims One of the Wealthiest Young Couples in the eWorld, Probably. CHARLES L. FAIR AND HIS WIPE Picked Up on a French Itoad Crushed and Mangled Anions an , Auto's Hums. Paris, Atig. 15. A fatal automobile accident near this city has throw n the United States colony into mourning. The victims were Charles L. Fair and his wife, and the accident occurred at the Village of Saint Aguilln. Fair had a forty-five-horse-powor auto, of which he was very proud, and was driving it himself at a high rate of speed when UBS. CHARLES U FAIR. one of the pneumatic tires burst machine swerved, collided with a The tree with a terrible crash, and was over turned. Mr. and Mrs. Fair were killed outright and their chauffeur was badly Injured. Fair was the son of the late Senator .Tames G. Fair and the brother of Mrs. Willam K. Yanderbilt, Jr., who was Miss Virginia Fair. Description of the Accident. The accident occurred at -M) p. m. and almost In front of the Chateau Buisson du Mai. The Fairs intended to d'.ne and spend the ninlit in Paris and return to Trouvllle for lunch to day. The wife of the gatekeeper of the chateau was the only witness of the disaster. She says she noticed a big red automobile coming along the road at n tremendous pace. Suddenly something happened ' and the heavy machine slid sideways from the right to- the left side of the road for about sixty . yards. It then dashed up an embankment, turned a complete; com- ersault and crashed into a big elm tree in front o fthe gate of the cha teau. The automobile was completely wrecked. Threw The in High In the Air. When the automobile turned over the wife of the gatekeeper says she saw Mr. and Mrs. l air thrown high in the ulr and fall with a heavy thud to the ground. The chauffeur, who was sitting belling the Fairs, was pre cipitated into "a ditch. He staggered to liis feet, calling for help. The gate keeper's wif rushed to his assistance and aided him in extricating Mr. and Mrs. Fair, who were burled beneath the wrecked machine and in the last throes of death. Both had sustained ghastly injuries, and were almost un recognizable. Fair's head had been crushed in, while his wife's skull was solit. . AlTOJIOnitES WERE HIS FAD Worth Abont $0,000,000, III Share of Jatnea G. Fnlr's Wealth. San Francisco, Aug. 15. Charles L. Fair had been enthusiastic about au tomobiles ever since the machines came into use abroad. He was one of the first to bring automobiles to this coast, and he owned three or four of them. He had what was perhaps the largest and swiftest auto in California. Fair was interested also in yachting, and owned the steam yacht Lueero. He and his wife left San Francisco for Europe on May t0 last, to stay two or three months. He was the third of the four children of the late Mr. and Mrs. James G. Fair, and the only living male representative of his father's family. In the spring of 1S91 Charles mar ried 'Maude Nelson. - The ceremony took place in Oakland, and "it was al most a secret one. Charles Fair was one of the three heirs to an Immense estate., estimated in value at between $25,000,000 and '.0,000.000. The other two are his sisters. There is now much speculation n s to what will be come of Charles Fair's share. On this IoInt Attorney Haggerty, Charles L. Fair's lawyer, says: "Under the law of California, when a couple are vic tims of a common calamity and both are between US and 70 years of age, and there is no evidence as -to which dietl first, the man is presumed to have lived the longer. In such a case all the property would go to Mr. Fair's relatives, ids sisters. On the other hand, if there is evidence to show that Airs. Fair lived longer than Charles Fair, her relatives iii the cast would inherit the property involved." So little is known here of Mrs. Fair's relatives that Haggerty says he does not know where her heirs' reside. Charles Fair . was born in Virginia City, Nev., on April 21, JSG7. and was consequently 3. years or ige. lie was also greatly interested in photography, and constructed one of the largest cameras ever built in the United st.ites. ITIs - brother-in-law. uerman Oelrichs. says he is shocked but not surprised, ; a he had written young Fair that If he kept on experimenting . . .1.1 fnffil us ne was me resun vuum sooner or later.. - - POSTOFFICE IS DYNAMITED Gang ol Robbers Get $000 at East Palestine, Ohio, and Escape. East Palestine, Ohio, Aug. 15. gang of robbers early this morning dynamited the postoffice safe here, anu secured $000 in cash and about $000 in stamps and stationery. The noise of the explosion aroused citi zens and nn exchange of shots occur red, but the robbers escaped with the booty. ONE-TENTH TO THE LORD S.vStem Advocated' by the Tithers, .gsera - lueii at itioiia Luke. Warsaw, Ind., Aug. 15. Yesterday was testimony day at the National Tithfrs' convention, in session at Wi nona. A number of men of means told how the system of sitting aside the first tenth of one s income onera ted with tliem is indf vi.ln.-il .1 T Porter, a business man of Pittsburg, stated that from an experience extend ing over a ueriod of twenty vears as n Tither the system pays, whether viewed from a financial, a mental or a spiritual standpoint. Other delegates who have been Tithers for years gave testimony, among them Ihoiuas Kane Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman and Judge J B. Hohsoii. In the afternoon Rev. E. B. Stewart, pastor Of the Third United Presbyte rian church of Chicago, delivered n strong address on the spirit and meth od of giving, his Idea being that the practice is worthy of 1 consideration either by church or individual. AH Tithers express themselves as averse to raising money for church purposes by giving fairs, socials, lawn fetes and uraw intra. PYTHIANS ELECT OFFICERS Tracey R. Hans, of Grand Forks, X. !., Is Supreme Chancellor. San Francisco, Aug. 15. Tracey R Bangs, of Grand Forks, N. D., for the past two years supreme vice chancel lor of the Knights of Pythias, was yesterday exalted to the supreme chan cellorship by the unanimous vote of the supreme iodge. He was nominated by Ogden H. Fethers, the retiring su preme chancellor, Charles E. Sehrive ley. of Indiana, was elected supreme vice chancellor. Up to the time of election Charles A. Barnes, of Illinois, was a strong candidate for the place. but at the last moment he refused to accept the nomination. George E. Church, of California, was elected supreme prelate. For supreme master-at-arms. L. F. Carnsworth was the choice. R. L. C. White was re elected supreme keeper, of records and souls, as was also Thomas Demarest to the chair of supreme master of the exchequer. The twenty-six years of faithful service of John . Thompson of Washington, D. C, as outside guard was rewarded Jur. re-election. WANT RUSSIAN RENTES? They Are Listed on the Gotham stork .Ex change, and Rear 5 I'er Cent. New York, Aug. 14. Russian 4 per cent, rentes, aggregatiug 2,310,000,000 roubles (1,1SS.4!K?.000, wero regularly listed on the stock exchange yester day, the application of Morgan & Co., Belmont & Co., Baring, Magoun & Co. and the National City bank hav ing been unanimously approved, it is said, by the committee on slock list. According to the statement submit ted to the stock exchange by the appli cants the rentes are. in coupon form, and range In denomination from 100 to 25.000 roubles. At the option of the holders they can be registered as to principal. Interest is payable quar terly on the 14th of March, June, Sei tember .vid Decemler lit the fiscal .agencies in the United; States, these dates being according tjr the Russian calendar, the firsjLjf.tlse mouths. m QUARTER OF MILLION FIRE OCCURS IN OHIO TOWN Hamilton, Ohio, Aug. 15. Fire ear ly today destroyed the large dry goods store of T. V. Howell & Son, and the Second National building was considerably damaged. The losses are estimated at a quarter of a million. McGovern Fight in Trotihlc. Louisville. Aug. 15. Robert Gray, managerof the Southern Athletic club, has left for New York to confer with Sam Harris, who acts for McGovern. and "Young" Corbett about trans ferring the fight between McGovern and Corbett to Louisville, the attitude of theConnecttcutautliorities being an tagonistic to the proposed meeting. Hadn't Time To He Mayor. Pana. Ills.. Aug. 15. Mayor R. B. Temple, of Taylorvilre. has tendered his resignation to the city council. The mayor gave as a reason for quitting the" ofliee of mayor that he is now agent for a large Kansas immigration company, which compels him to be absent from the city almost constant ly, and takes all his time. That $25,000 Didn't Materialize. New York, Aug. 15 J Santos Du mont. the aeronaut, hjs sailed for France. His intended departure was known only to a few friends, and was explained by the aeroiiuit himself as due to the failure of C ertain parties to put up the expectefl .525.000 prize for a sucessfnl flight in this city. Welsh Miners to Contribute. Cardiff. Wales, Aug. 15. The South Wales Miners' Federation has adopted a recommendation that the federation districts contribute $50,OOOto assist the striking miners In the United States, on the ground that they are contend ing for the principles of international Importance., V" OUR SHIP IS ON GUARD Cincinnati Arrives at Barcelona, Venezuela, to Protect United States Interests. BOWEN'S ADVICES ABE INCORRECT Cable Has Not Been Cut by the Kebels, Who Have, However Done Much Looting. Washington, Aug. 15. A cable gram has been received from " Com mander McLean reporting the arrival of the Cincinnati at Barcelona. The Marietta is at Port of Spain, Trinidad, and is subject to the orders of Com mander McLean. Commander Mc Lean dispatch to the department was in part as follows: 'Barcelona occu pied by revolutionists. They have imprisoned all civil officials and mili tary oilicers are in possession of entire district. Some pillage uone, but every thing now quiet. Twenty-nine busi ness houses sacked, mostly foreign; also fifteen private dwellings." Cable Is Evidently Not Cut. The fact tlikt the navy department received the above dispatch directly from Commander McLean shows that Minister Bowen's dispatch from Ca racas saying that the Barcelona cable had been cut was incorrect. The pre sumption at the navy department is that the revolutionists in control at Barcelona refused to allow message's to go through to Caracas, where Cas tro has his headquarters, and that this accounted for the report from the Ven ezuela capital that the Barcelona cable had been severed. Had the cable been cut McLean would certainly have re Iortd the fact. Ken-s from I'orto Cabello. Just before the department o!osh1 a dispatch was received from Com mander Nichols, of the lopeka, at I'orto Cabello. stating that the revolu tionists were in control and that there was no danger of an attempt to retake the town by the government forces. Commander Nichols acknowledged the receipt of instructions directing him to land a force in case of necessity, but stated that the necessity for such a sten had not ar.!sin. TWELVE MILLIONS INVOLVED 111 a Mining Combine That Takes in Twenty-Three Coal I'lla. Springfield, Ills., Aug. 15. The coal mines in the Springfield district are to be purchased by a New Jersey cor poration known as the Illinois Coal and Coke company, and will be op erated under one management. Op tions of twenty-three mines near this city have been received from Newton Jackson, of Philadelphia, who heads the eorporatlou. The deal involves $12,000,000. The company will be for mally organized at a meeting ia Jer sey City this week, It is stated. DARK CONSPIRACY IS SCENTED BY M0LINE The Moline papers are endeavoring to show that a conspiracy existed be tween Rock Island and the Burling ton road to bring yesterday's excur sion from Fulton count v through to this city, to the detriment of the Wioduien picnic at Prospect park. An impart ial examination info the facts of the case ought to settle such nonsense at once. The ..truth is that the excursion was arranged for before the picnic in Moline was advertised, and Rock Isl- uul was from the first the objective mint. The Woodmen of Fulton onnty had decided to come to the lome of Woodcraft instead of hold ng u picnic at home, and the fact that the date selected was the same as that chosen for the picnic in Mo- ine was merely a coincidence. Many )f the excursionists did not know that a picnic was to be held in this vicinity till they were on the train, and very few were willing to pass up the opportunity to see the head of fice for the sake of attending a, plain. ordinary picnic. It must be admitted, however, that he number of the excursionists who came to this city was a matter of surprise here, for at first thought it appeared to the people of Rock Isl and, as it did to the people of Mo-. ine, that the picnic woidd offer greater allurements than the head dliee that all here are so familiar with. But when the sentiment of the visitors was canvassed the matter was placed in its true light, and it ap pears that. Moline, instead of com-; daiiiing, ought to be thankful for the iresence of such of the excursionists as chanced to stray up that way. At the head office those in charge f the building yesterday report that he total number of visitors waiter-j aiued during yesterday was some thing over 4,000. From this it is evi dent that some of those who came to Moline on other excursions than he one from Fulton comity found heir way to this city without the help of a "conspiracy. Oi!d rellown Temple Dedicated. Mattoon. Ills., Aug. 15. The hand some new three-story Odd Fellows' temple In Shelbyville was dedicated in the presence of 5.000 ieople. The vis itors included delegations of Odd Fel Charleston, Kansas, I'ena, St. Elmo, Sullivan. Tuscola. Areola, Newman, Ashmere. Decatur. Tower Hill. Spring field and other places. Shelbyville Rebekahs banqueted the visitors ana in the evening crack visiting teams ex emplified the secret work in the new temple, one of the Handsomest iu in state. . . - . MAN PLUNGES. OVER. NIAGARA Commits Suicide in Sight of Several Hundred Specta tors. Niagara Falls, N." Y., Aug. 15. -A man about 00 years old committed sui cide yesterday by leaping into the upper rapids in Prospect park. Before entering the water he tied ids fedora hat on his head with a handkerchief, and when John M. Locher, Jr., called to him to come back he threw a silver dollar ct him. In a minute he passed over the brink of the falls feet first. He was still alive when he made the plunge, and 400 or 500 people witnessed the deed. FRANCE AND HER SCHOOLS People In Flnisterre Erect Rarrlcades Against the Troops Brest, France, Aug. 15. Soldiers gen d'armes left here Wednesday even ing to protect the. commlssaires in closing religious schools at Plougonve Iln and Ploumoguer. Flnisterre, and the schools were closed yesterday morning despite the protests of the people of the towns. It was rumored at first that the troops were going to St. Meen and Folgoet, and the peas antry flocked to those places, remain ing on guard until ( o'clock yesterday morning, when it was learned that the soldiers had gone to Plougouvelin and Ploumoguer. i At Ploudaniel the barricade of carts which barred the way to the sisters school has been replaced by a network of barbed wire, and pointed stakes have been driven Into the ground to Injure the horses of the gen d'armes. In addition a moat has been dug in front of the school door and filled with filth. . Tho cabinet met at the Elysee Tal ace yesterday. The premier, M. Combes, communicated reports on the situation in Finisterre, one of them being from the superior of the congre gation of the Holy Ghost, to which the resisting sisters lelong. In this report the superior said the sisters had been ordered twice to leave their schools, but the orders had not been obeyed owing to opposition by the peasantry and by the owners of the properties In which the schools are situated. Continuing. M. Combes declared that the official reports showed that the agitation over the closing of schools in Finisterre was purely a Royalist movement. There had been grave occurrences, said the premier, which came within the penal laws and which would result In prosecutions. Instructions for which had been sent to the procurer general. OMAHA STREET RAILWAYS Said to Have Ileen IlnuKht by a New York sviiilioule. Omaha. Neb;, --vvig. 15. According to an afternoon paper thu Omaha Street Railway company stock, aggre gating $l'..000.0O0. has been told in a lump to a New York syndicate headed by Ihe firm of J. & W. Seligman & Co. The price paid is V'2 cents on the dollar of the total capitalization of the company. The terms are cash ond the entire holdings of the Omaha stock holders, whuh amount to more than four-fifths of the shares, will go to the new owners. There are a few outside holdings, the better part of which are owned by Smith Bros, and Marchall Field, of Chicago; but it is stated by the banker making public the facts of the sale that all the small blocks have recently been gathered up. TWO COMMIT SUICIDE. Jessie Roue. Galestrarg. and C. II. Granger. MoIIenry. Kol Woes, Mcllenry, Aug. 15. Charles II. Granger, alderman and local mana- rer of the Wilbur Lumber company, committed suicide here yesterday by shooting himself through the heart. It is believed financial troubles were the cause. (ialesburg, Aug. 15. Mrs. Jessie Rose., wife of Smith Rose, a fanner living 10 miles from here, committed suicide by throwing herself in Hen derson creek. In her throat was a jagged -wound that she made with a carving knife. r lnii . Downing: Married. Virginia, Ills., Aug. 15. Ex-Representative Finis E. Downing and Mrs. Znra Grigsby, widow of the late Judge Urlgsby, of Pittsfield, were married quietly In this city Tuesday. They will spend their honeymoon at Mack inac island and other northern resorts, returning here Sept. 1 - to reside. Downing Is a prominent Democratic politician, and will be remembered in connection with the Rlnaker-Downiug scat contest In this district. Cortelyou Is At Washington. Washington, Aug. 15. George B. Cortelyou, secretary to the president, arrived in Washington yesterday from Rhode Island. He will remain here for two or three days completing some of the details of President Roosevelt's New England and northwestern trips. Milk Made Them Sick, Brazil, Ind., Aug. 15. Four mem bers of the family of ex-Township Trustee Samuel Uolden were poisoned by drinking milk winch probanly con tained formaldehyde.' Mrs. Holden is dangerously ill, but the others will re cover. - ' Divorce Snit Causes Sniclde. Williamsburg. Ky.. Aug. 15. Ex Scheriff James L. Sutton committed suicide by jumping from the county bridge into the Curaberlanl river. Sut ton" has had atacks of insanity for some time. The fact that his wife had sued for divorce is supposed to have been the Jmniediaie,.cause. TYPOS FOR 8-HOUR LAW Aggressive Campaign is Proposed by Inter national Union. ACTION BY CONVENTION Opera House Takes Fire, But No One is Injured. Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug. 15. The con vention of the International Typo graphical union today adopted a proposition for an aggressive cam paign next year for a universal eight hour law. President Lynch and Vice President Hawkes were directed to act with all local unions where the working day exceeds eight hours and secure observance of the eighf-hour law. Committee Keports Adopted. All committees were called and re ports adopted with various amend ments. Just after the delegates emerged from Pike's opera house for the noon recess the building was dis covered on fire, but the blaze was soon extinguished, with no lwss of life. ALGER IS OUT FOR THE SENATE Candidacy for McMillan's Place to Be Formally An nounced. Detroit, Aug. 15. The News this afternoon says: "At a meeting of the advisory council of the state league of republican clubs at the Ho tel Cadillac this noon President Fen ton announced that next Monday (Jen. Alger, former secretary of war, will come out with his formal an nouncement as a candidate for Uni led States senator to succeed the lato James McMillan." MR. CLARK IS IN TROUBLE Lecturer held to Grand Jury for Circnlat ine Obscene Literature William L. Clark, of Milan, publish er of Our True Friend, anti-Catholic, lecturer, and erstwhile publisher of the Milan News, has gotten into trouble at Paxton, 111., where he has been bound over to the grand jury ia the sum of $400 for circulating ob scene literature. Dooming the Tournament. E. W. Baker, of Davenport, made the round trip on the Helen Blair to Burlington and stopped in this city last evening, the boat lying in this; port until morning. While in Bur lington he interviewed Mayor H. G. Marquardt, also Chief L. F. Blank, of the fire department. They and many other citizens of the Orchard Citv as sured him that they would be in Dav enport the first week iu September in attendance at the state firemen's tournament. It begins Sept. 2, tho parade occurring on the 3rd, on the afternoon of which day the races begin and continue on the two fol lowing days; $3,000 in purses is offer ed to the winners of the hose races, the hook and ladder races and tho paid fire department races. Presi dent George Neibert and Secretary lioran, of the State Volunteer Fire men's association, have been in Dav enport several times of late inter viewing' the various committees on arrangements and feel confident that this 26th tournament of the associa tion will be a complete success. For the first time a citizens' purse of $1,000 has been made up, in addition to the $3,000 for the volunteer fife men's races, which will go to the paid departments, not less than eight of which will participate. Muscatine News-Tribune. Clinton Mayor Dead. E. A. -Hughes, mayor of Clinton, Iowa, died at his home last night, af ter a brief illness. Mr. Hughes suf fered an attack of tj-phoid fever last winter and since then has been in poor health. Death came while ho was serving his third term as major of Clinton. Delayed by Russians. Peking, Aug. 15. The restoration of Peking-Shao ilal-Kwnn railway is being delayed by the Russians, who re fuse to relinquish the New-Chwang-Shan Hai-Kwan section unless they are allowed to retain the machine shops and roundhouses at Shan Ha I Kwan. The Russians also object to foreign officials participating la tha mana gement. of .the. line. . .