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AEGU VOL. MI. NO. 21. ROCK ISLAND, ILL,., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1902. PRICE TV.xO CENTS. BAER REPLIES TOTHEIWINERS Declares the Operators Are the Whole Thing in Controversy. Ht lU II UnfcO III ITU HELL Attacks Effect of the Ex- ! t istence of the Work ers' Union. Washing-ton, Nov. 11. The reply of President I'.aer. of the Philadelphia & Heading Coal company, to the charges of President Mitchell, of the United .Mine Workers, which has been pre sented to the anthracite coal strike commission, was today, given to the public, Baer makes no reference to Mitchell as president of the miners' organization and refers to him simply as an individual. Taking up the specifications in Mit chell's charges heriatim, Baer tirst admits that his company owns '!7 col lieries: that before the strike it em ployed .,G.S:,J people. Ilenouncn Lnlior'ii Positton- The company denounces as "arbi trary, unreasonable and unjust" tht ilemaiiil for a -0 per cent increase in the wages and for the reduction of '20 per cent in the hours "without redu lion of pay," and says: "Because o the injury to the mines by the strike the cost of producing coal has Ih-cii greatly increased and the temporary advance in prices which was made by Ihis companv it will be impracticable to continue when the mining opera tions become normal." Hear says since the admission of Ihe Mine Workers organization into the anthracite fields business condi lions there have been intolerable; the output of the mines has decreased and discipline has been destroyed strikes have been almost or daily oc currence; men have worked when and as they pleased, and the cost of min ing has been greatly increased. lie takes the position that the jur isdiction of the commission is limited to the condition named by the coal companv presidents which excludes the United Mine Workers from anv recognition in the proceedings. Generally AKalnst Miners Union. He says: "When the labor organiz ation limited to the anthracite mine workers is created winch shall ooev the law and respect the right of ev ery man to work honestly and coop erate with emplovers, trade agree ments may become practicable." WEALTHY FARMER'S FATE: TAKES HIS OWN LIFE P.looinington. Nov. 11. III health caused .John Warner, aged "0, a weal- thv farmer from Mason Citv, to com mit suicide yesterday, lie placed the muzzle of a shot gun against his heart and pulled the trigger with a poker. Had a Nnrrow Escape from Death. Ypsilanti. Mich.. Nov. 11. Charles Smith, a farm hand who works for Harvey Janis. of Ypsiiantl township. narrowly escaped death from tlie pois onous fumes of carlon bisulphide. He was painting the inside of a cider vat. and the carbon bisulphide from the composition he was using tirst made him deathly sick, and then, when he laid down in the house, caused him to lose consciousness. He was roused with difficulty by a doctor. Miss Lula DM About Right. Ponlar Blutfs. Mo., Nov. 11. Miss Lula Dees shot and instantly killed Sumner Johnson, n negro, Sunday night, when lu was attempting to force an entrance into her home. Johnson has a brother who is serving a term in the penitentiary for attempting to as sault a white woman. George Ade Is Coming Home. London, Nov. 11. The White Star line steamer Majestic which sails from Liverpool for New York tomorrow takes among her passengers George Ade. of Chicago, and Jaroslai Kocian, the violinist. Donkbobon Start Homeward. Winnipeg. Man., Nov. 11. The Doukhobors were unloaded and start ed homeward yesterday morning from Yorkton. Little trouble was experi enced In getting them to go. President in New York. New York, Nov. 11. President Uoosevelt reached Jersey city at 7 this j morning, lie was met by Cornelius II. Bliss, Jr., who accompanied him across the river to this citv. After breakfasting the president visited his sister, Mrs. Douglas Robinson. THE LAW AS TO HONOR. MEDALS Recipients Must Be in the Service of the United States "When Honor v is Recommended. Washington, Nov. 11. An opinion has been rendered by Attorney Gen eral Knox which will have far-reach ing effect upon medals of honor and certificates of merit. It sustains the opinion of ex-Secretary General Dev ens, who held that a certificate of hon or could not be granted to a man who was no longer in the service of the United States. This did not apply to I men who have been recommended for such certificates previous to the time they left the service. been Pr!"--"y ignored for many years and cert lhea tea or merit nave leen issued up to the present time to men who served in the civil war. The latest opinion will put an end to such certificates, not only for the civil war but also for the Spanish war ami in most instances for service in the Phil ippines, especially when performed by volunteers. LAW SEEMS PLAIN ENOUGH 'Last Twenty Days" Need No Interpreta tion Deer Hunters Vate a Day in the Woods. Milwaukee, Nov. 11. Deer hunter! who hurried into the woods Sunday In order to be ready to begin hunting yes terday had their trouble for their pains and a dull day yesterday. The state game warden has decided that the open season for deer did not begin yes terday, but today. The law reads that the open season comprises the last twenty days of No vember, and under the ruling of the warden this includes the 30tb and ex cludes the 10th. Therefore hunters were not allowed to bag a dter le fore midnight yesterday. The deputy game warden were given explicit or ders to see tl.at no shooting was done until the time fixed. REMARKABLE ACCIDENT necanse One Gnn Goes Off Prematurely Others Follow Suit Four Hoys Wounded. Ottumwa, la., Nov. 11. Frank Ter- klns. 17 years old, is dead; Asa Noe, 20 years old. is minus a hand; Oliver Fothergill has a bullet in his thigh. and Frank Ccjka may die, as the re sult of a careless examination of shot guns bv the four youths. The boys were comparing- guns preparatory to going hunting. Perkins weapon was . discharged In his face. and during the excitement that fol lowed, the other hunters were wound ed by a general discharge of their fowling pieces. Not Thought of Much Importance. Washington. Nov. 11. Little impor tances Is attached at the Colombian le gation to the refusal of General Ver- gas-Santos, director of the Colombian revolution to attend the conference ar ranged to have been held on the United States battleship Wisconsin Sunday. It is asserted at the legation that the insurrection is at an end and that the government is now master of the sit uation. Prince Pays a Visit to the Presl tent. Washington. Nov. 11. Count Quadt, charge d'affaires of the German em bassy, called at the White House yes terday to introduce to the president Prince Henry of Pless. The presi dent received theui In his office In the executive building. The call lasted but a few moments, ine visitors merely u ch airing to pay their respects. - Residents Felt a Shock. Houghton, Midi., Nov. 11. Resi dents of Hancock and Houghton Avcre greatly alarmed Friday night by a ter rific shock which occurred at S:40 o'clock. Houses were rocked and win dows rattled as if an earthquake had occurred. Investigation in all direc tions failed to disclose the cause of the shock. This is the second occur rence of the kind within three months. Well and Hravely Rescued. Cleveland, O., Nov. 11. John Fcrew dove fifty feet and rescued a drowning man here yesterday. John Dugan fell from a boat at the Pittsburg Coal com pany's pbtnt. Perew was at work on the machinery fifty feet above the wat er. lugan was going down for the third time. Perew sprang and cleared the boat. He seized Dugan just in time. Markle's Miners to Return to Work. Hazlcton, Pa., .Nov. 11. At a meet ing or the tt. 15. Markle miners yes terday afternoon at Frecland it was de cided to return to work. John Markle has agreed to reinstate all men except those who were evicted, and they also abide by the findings of the arbitration commission. War on the Cigarette. Grand Rapids. Mich., Nov. 11. A vigorous anti-cigarette camiuilgn has been begun here in the schools by F. V. Irish, national superintendent of the Anti-Cigarette League. Addresses will be made at the schools and Irish will organize anti-cigarette leagues. Indiana Enterprise Incorporated Abroad. Dover, Del., Nov, 11. A certificate of incorporation has been filed here for the Hammond Elevator company, of Hanimnd, Ind., to buy, sell and deal In craln. etc. Capital stock. $200,000. MOREPOSTALFIGURES Wynne Gives a Few of the Mat ters He Would Like to Have Arranged. FAVOES BUBAL IEEE DELIVERY And Also Better Terms for Some of the Postmasters and Post office Clerks. Washington, Nov. 11. The annual report of oUbert J. Wyiuie, first as sistant postmaster general, urges that in view of the success of the rural free delivery establishment and its fu ture necessities th? recommendation for $12,035,800 in the estimates for that purpose Is reasonable The amount is an Increase of a little more than .? 000,01)0 over the current fiscal year. To correct what the report considers the injustice of compelling a postmaster to pay part of his, salary for clerk hire Wynne urges legislation authorizing the postoflice department to make al lowances for clerk hire at third-class potoilices, when it Is . satisfactorily shown that the postmaster, by devot ing his tfcne and attention to the of fice, is unable to transact the iostof fice business. Hours and I'ay of Clerks. The advisability of erecting public buildings for the establishment of branch postotfices in cities is discussed, and the plan Is indorsed as economical to the government. The report savs the establishment and extension of pneumatic tube service will make it necessary to secure permanent sites for stations in the larger cities. An ef fort has been made to equalize the sal aries of clerks in tirst and seond class postoflices by promotion of low salaried but efficient clerks. At the kirgcr first class offices clerks are not now work ing in excess of eight hours a day, but it is iinpraticable in existing conditions to give clerks in the smaller olfiecs eight hours continuous service. An effort is being made to reduce their hours to a fair basis. Itetter Wages for Carriers. Ill the city delivery service a plan Is proposed whereby in the larger cities sul-carriers shall receive at least .n'.O i month anil In the smaller cities .25 a month. Sub-carriers cannot now count on a fixed income. STEAM Kit FOR. LAKE WOIIK ToHel'sed to Expedite the Handling of the Mails ICural Delivery. Authority is asked to charter for period of ten years (six years beyond the limit fixed by law) a small, swift steamer, constructed with special refer ence to handling mails to and from the great lake steamers while passing at full speed. This service, begun sev eral years ago at Detroit, has grown in efficiency and appreciation until It has become an almost IndisiK-nsable feature of lake navigation. The rural free delivery system, the report says, has become a permanent feature of the postal service and the service has increased the iostaI re ceipts and improved conditions wherev er it has been put In operation. No deficiency, It is said, will be created by this service. It will be left to con gress to say whether establishment of routes already laid out shall be has tened, and the Installation of routes In course of investigation expedited. Ad ditional appropriations must be made for this purpr.se. It is recommended that congress make provision for a leave of absence, with full pay. for rural carriers not to exceed fifteen days lii n fiscal year. Extension to rural carriers of iovcr to receive and register letters has proved so acceptable a public licnefit that it Is purposed further to increase their usefulness by adding, under prop er regulations, an extension of the money order system to rural routes. Rural carriers arc now empowered to receipt for money orders. It Is Intend ed after the 1st of January next to em- lower them also to pay money orders at the residences of known patrons of the routes. SUICIDE CLUB, PERHAPS Fourth Death by Ills Own Hand in a Coterie by Young Men of IonlvlI1e. Louisville, Nov. 11. Mrs. Julia Long, the mother of John McAtee, a Kansas City Southern clerk who la reported to have committed suicide in Kansas City Sunday because of an accusation of attempted robbery, re jects the story of theft as the motive. She says John McAtee is an oiUy son, and could have had financial assistance had he asked for it. A grewsome coincidence comes to light in connection with the death of McAtee. When lie was a young man he was Intimate with three other well known young men Irvln Gillis, Dud ley Key nolds and Will Coker. Each of these men has since died by his owu hand and McAtee Is the last of the quartette to take his life. EVIDENCE OF A CRIME AT CHARITON, IOWA Chariton, Iowa, Nov. 11. Thomas Baxter, an aged resident, was cre mated in a fire which burned his res idence last night. It is thought he was murdered and the house fired to conceal the crime. BOLIVIA NOW IN WAR. STATE -Notices Proclaiming a Siege Cause Intense Incite ment. T .. .. i, l - -v- .. u.nis., i.onvia, -o. ii. (ireat as tonishment and excitement was cans ed here Saturday when the "overn- ment. officials posted placards declar ing the whole republic in :, state o; siege owing to the country beint threatened. It is not known 'definite ly the cause for the decree, but it h rumored the liolivians hae been com pieieiy ueleated at Acre, and that .) Peruvians were on the frontier, vol. iiojas, commanding the Roliv- ian forces in Acre, lias surrendered for lack of ammunition. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DEDICATED IN NEW YORK New York. Nov. n. The new ciiainoer 01 commerce oniMing was .i i . . t . . . . formally dedicated .today. Among the guests of honor were President Roosevelt, Former President Cleve land, representatives of foreign gov- rnments and other distinguished men. -Air. I leve land was orator of the nay, i-resuieiiT liooscteu. and Alavor Low making brief addresses. THROUGH PETTICOAT LANE London Lord Mayor's Parade Passes Along a Thoroughfare in the "Ghetto" of the C ity. London, Nov. 11. Yesterday for th first time in the history of London the lord mayor's procession traversed the unfashionable thoroughfare of Petti coat Lane, in the heart of the ghetto, in reognition of the Jewish ancestry of Sir Manns Samuel, the new lord mayor. Hebrew London especially celebrated the event, and the poorest inhabitants of Whitechapcl and Hounds Ditch were banqueted at the expense of their wealthier coreligionists. The quaint annual progress of the chief executive of the city through the streets of the metropolis -was probably more brilliant than usual. Seven rich ly decorated floats and fifteen band representing the crack regiments, to gether with the city oilicials anil the London guilds, made up a long pa geant. A novel feature was a float representative of the Anglo-Japanese alliance, surmounted by the arms of lKth countries and surrounded by a guard of Japanese and I'.ritish blue jackets. Had a Majority of bnt Two. Lewlston. Ills.. Nov. 11. The official count in Fulton county was completed Saturday, after which the loard of canvassers decided t'mt M. II. Cone, Republican candidate for county treas urer, bad a majority of two votes over A. J. Shepley. his Democratic oppo nent. The Democrats say that the de cision was unfair, and that they pro pose to contest it. Roman Catholic Church Consecrated. I!lo luiington, Ills., Nov. It. The beautiful new church of St. John at Fairbury was consecrated by the Ro man Catholics of central Illinois Suiv day. Priests and laymen from Rloom ington and numerous other adjacent cities were present. Much regret was expressed over the absence of Bishop Sr-palding. Henderson Declines to Talk. Dubuque, la.. Nov. 11. David I?. Henderson. speaker of the house of rep resentatives, declines to discuss hi probablecandidacy for governor. While he does not deny that he would enter the race, he In disinclined to say any thing on the subject. Cbaflee Is Home Again. San Francisco, Nov. 11. The Unit ea Mates transport Sumner has ar rived in port, with General A. R. Chaf fee and wife, and Yice Governor Vright and wife, from the Philippines, tn board. Interview With Chamlxerlaln. London. Nov. 11. Pot ha and IV- larey had a private interview today with Chamberlain. The Djij'k I.rnKlh. Professor Woodward has gone over the calculations of Laplace by the aid of modern data and concludes that, though In theory the length of the day on the earth must be increasing owing to the increasing mass of the planet due to the constant deposit of meteors, etc., yet the change is so infinitesimal that there has not lcen a half second of difference, in 10,000.000 years. For the 7ne of the Illffht Hand. The buttons on coats, etc., are placed on the right side and the shed of the hair In boys to the left evidently to suit manipulation by the right hand. The great philosopher Newton records that at first he conficed his astronomical bservatlons to his right eye, but after ward he managed to train his left. Rut there are persons whA could not do this owing to the unequal strength of their eyes. Chambers Joul-nal Entertained Her. "Did Miss Gaddy entertain your pro posal?" asked the close friend. "No, was the sad answer. "It Beemed to work just the other way. Exchange. The longest pendulum ever made was 377 feet In length and was swung from the second platform of the Eiffel tower. UNIONLABOR'SPOWER Shown in Three Notable Incidents of the Recent Elections in . the States. WHAT HAPPENED IN CALIFORNIA Also That Groundswell as "Khody' Administration View of "Lily White' Republicanism. Washington!, Nov. 11. The impor tant part played by the labor vote in many sections of the country in the re cent election has not failed to impress itself on the minds of students of pol itics here. The workingmen's vote in many places puzzled both political par ties, but indicates strongly that organ ized labor is beginning to use the bal lot as a means of immense power. Tak ing last Tuesday's results as a sample, the unions in the future may nominate their own candidates and act inde pendently of the old parties or may throw their votes to men who believe in their iolicies and demands. Union Labor Vote in California. In at least three sections of the coun try the labor vote, cast almost as a body, cut a most important figure. In many other places it wielded an indi rect inlluence that amounted to a great deal. In California the union labor vote overturned two Republican repre sentatives and put union men in their places. Representatives Kahn and Loud both are to be succeeded by un ion men who receivHl the Democratic nominations. Theunion labor vote came near electing a Democratic governor in California, the Republican nominee receiving a majority of only a few thousand. The same interests some time ago elected one of their number, a musician, mayor of San Francisco. fn of the lihode Island Slump. A street car strike at Providence. R. I., last summer caused the election of a Democratic member of emigre uiKi a i n-iiiocrai ic governor and lien tenant governor in Rhode Island. The Democratic congressional committee had made no pretense of claiming district In Rhode Island, and not even the most optimistic Democratic prophets ptteiupted to claim the elec tion of a Democratic governor in rock-ribbed Republican state like Rhode Island. The change was brought about by the lalnr vote. In the Eleventh Pennsvlvania dis trict the United Mine Workers took hand and surprised leaders of both parties. Tin miners elected George Howell, a Democrat, to congress from that district in place of Represent.! live t oiineii. me millionaire -oal oi- erator. who has represented the dis trict for years. The miners not onlv elected Howell, but chose thnc mem hers of the lower house of the legisla inre. tieicnung Kepuniican nominees by unexpected majorities. r.nri'm.ic.NiiM in the soitii Ully-IVhitc" lCuslness Not Approved by the Washington Leaders. Washington, Nov. 11. .lulian II. TSIngham, collector of internal revenue for the district of Alabama, has been removed from his office and Joseph O. Thompson appointed to succeed him. The change was made as a result of a political condition which recently arose in Alabama. Colored Republicans were excluded from participation in the state convent ion. a 'id Collector Ringham was held responsible, at least in a meas ure, for their exclusion. Postmaster General Payne visited the WhiJt House yesterday, and as he left the executive offices he made public the following statement defining the rea sons for the change: "The change in the office of collector of internal revenue for the district of Alabama in nowise reflects upon the. integrity or ability of Mr. Ringham. It is ono of those things which oc casionally happen In politics. The po sition taken by the Republicans of Ala bama at their recent state convention, as understood by the Republicans of the north, is looked upon as a per version of the fundamental principles of the Republican party, and Mr. Ring ham is in a measure held responsible for that action: hence the change. "Neither the administration nor the Republican party of the north will stand for th" exclusion of any sec tion of our people by reason of their race or color, when, in other respects, such persons have complied with the laws and are eligible under the law to full and free participation In political action and art of a high standard of personal character." CONTEMPT CASE AT DENVER Defendant Replies to the Complaint of the ICepublicans. , Denver, Nov. 11. County Clerk Julius Aichele has asked Judge John son to permit a jury to hear the charge of contempt entered against him in the election case filed by Chairman Low ry, of the Republican county commit tee. The demand is made in the an swer filed by the defendant yesterday, and the court has set Friday as the time for the hearing. The clerk was rited for contempt because he disre garded a w:t of injunction issued by Judge Johnson which forbade him to certify names on the registration lists which were declared to be fictitious. Clerk Alcbele's answer. denies the BAD FIRE OCCURS HIGH IN THE AIR Half a Million Dollars Damage the New York-Brooklyn Bridge. to New York, Nov. 11. The new East River bridge, in process of construc tion between New York and Brooklyn, was damaged to the amount of at least a half million dollars last night by a fire that for four hours raged 3."3 feet in the air, on the summit of the great steel tower on the New York side. Three men w ho were at work on the top of the tower when the fire broke out are reported to have fallen into the river. CHICAGOANS IN CLOVES Texas Is Treating That Roving Hand of lturilness H Hitlers .lust Too Sweet for Anything. Wharton, Tex., Nov. 11. Unique ex pressions of their hospitality are de vised by the hosts of the Chicago tour ists through Texas at the various towns in their itinerary. When their special rolled into Victoria, the first town visited yesterday, a large mini ber of vehicles appeared lined up at the station, and the young women, with a pretty impersonation of the cabby, importuned the visitors to per mit themselves to be driven about. In the guests absence the cars were showered with u profusion of flowers at EI Campo. at tlw threshold of the rice lands, where a brief stop was made to admit an iiisH'ction of the lands and to hear an address on the subject of "Rice Culture" delivered by Colonel S. F. P.. Morse, of the Southern Pacific railroad. NO CHANGE IN CONDITION OF GOVERNOR YATES Srrmgliehl. Nov. II. Ihere is no material change in the condition of Gov. Yates this morning. jurisdiction of the court. lie denies that he violated any order of Judge Johnson, asserting that the certification of registration to the election bookf been completed before the ser lc (.: the writ of injunction: that he Lad uo means of knowing what names were fraudulent, if any. and that he was forced to assume that the lists sent out contained the names of thosu entitled to vote. Inquiry Into Alleged Fraud at St. Louis. St. Louis. Nov. 11. The grand jury yesterday began the investigation of alleged fraud-; committed in the elec tion last Tuesday. The addresses of the witnesses summoned indicate that the grand jury will investigate elec tion day occurrences at the ixdling place of th Ninth precinct of the Fourth ward, where Marshall, a Re publican judge, alleged that Tot ten. a Democratic olticial. placed a revolver in Marshall's pocket and then caused his arrest for carrying concealed weap ons. Contest in North Carolina. Asheville. N. C Nov. 11. Represen tative Moody. Republican, who was defeated by .Tjiines M. Gmlger. Demo crat, in this district, has filed notice that he will contest Gudgcr's election. Hunters Kills an Kagle. St. Joseph. Mich., Nov. 11. While Richard Tucker, of this city, was hunt ing for ducks near Iligman's Park he saw a large bald eagle sweep through the trees just above where he stood. In another instant the eagle retraced its flight and attacked the hunter. Tucked shot once at it. but failed to kill it.. The shot seemed to madden the bird and it returned for a new attack. The hunter then seized a club and suc ceeded in killing the eagle, whic h had been partly crippled in the wing. Domestic Trouble and Homicide. Norfolk, Va.. Nov. 11. J. A. Cahoon, a motorman of the Norfolk and Atlan tic Terminal company, shot Captain Winfield Tucker, of the Merritt & Chapman Wrecking company, three times and inflicted fatal wounds. Tucker was drawing a pistol to shoot Cahoon on account of domestic troubles when Cahoon fired. The Monocle In Berlin. There has been an unprecedented de mand for monocles in Berlin since the officers have learned that the kaiser uses one. His majesty's monocle was first discovered last week while he was sitting at table on his sieeial train en route to visit the Prince Yondhona. According to the dispatches, when the train stopped at a station observers saw the kaiser reading a paper with a monocle in his right eye. The kaiser was never before known to wear a glass. He Is farsight ed in his right eye. It is said that the monocle is be coming the rage among the officers, who always t-lavishly imitate the em peror. Anc;ora Goats to Clear Land. A company has been organized in St. Louis with a capital of $100,000. It pro loses to buy 13,000 acres of waste land in southwestern Missouri and northern Arkansas, which is covered principally with scrub oak, briers and hazel brush. Then it will turn loose several thousand Angora goats, which will clear the land better than men can and bring in an income while do ing so. Once the tract is cleared, it will be put on the market as fruit and form laud. ill em NOW FR VI A N New York Jury Acquits Him of Fil under charge. VERDICT GIVEN TODAY Mason Released and Perry Held in Mor ton Case. New York, Nov. 11. The Molineiix jury returned a verdict oi not guilty it 3:55. New York,. Nov. 11. Assistant Dis trict Attornev Osborne finished his address to the jury in t lie Moliiictix trial at noon, and at 1: 15 Justice Lam bert began his instructions to the jury. The jury retired at 0:10. Coucludlnr Proceeding. New York. No.. 11. The fate or Roland li. Moliiieux will be determined today that is the jury will get it. When com t adjourned last evening Justice Lambert announced that he would allow Assistant District Attor ney Osborne but two hours and a half more to finish summing up, which means that the court will deliver its; charge and the case will go to the jury, during the afternoon.' The court room was crowded to suf focation yesterday when ex-Governor i:i;ck rose to sum up for the defense. After a general defense of Molineux, whom he declared the prosecution had utterly failed to connect in any way with the death of Mrs. Adams Black passed to a scathing deimnciatiou of Harry Cornish, to whose guilt, and not that of Molineux, he declared every cir cumstance in the case directly pointed. a Mason Liberated. Cambridge. Mass., Nov. 11. At the hearing today Alan (. Mason, held for the murder of Clara A. Morton, at Waverly. was discharged from cus tody. George Perry, the negro held as a- witness, was charged with Mis:s Morton's murder. NORTHERN PACIFIC ANSWER FILED IN SUPREME C0UBT Washington, 1). C. Nov. 11. The answer of the Northern Pacific Rail way company to the bill of complaint of the state of Washington in the ease of that state against the North ern Securities companv was filed to day in the I'nited States supreme court. The brief is signed by General Counsel liiinn, of the Northern Pacific company and is a general denial of "all and all manner of unlawful com bination and confederacy wherewith it is charged." TOWN TO BE ENVIED Tays Its Mayor Only SO Cents a Tear and Its Aldermen hut 23 Cen ts u Year. Hoopeston, Ills., No.. 11. Jacob S. McFcrren. mayor of this city, is per haps the only mayor in the world who enjoys the distinction of presiding; over the destinies of a city of 5.00 people which pays its mayor a salary of 50 cents a year. Mayor Mc-Ferreu was the originator of this princely sal ary system, establishing the prcedent When he was first elected to the office in 1S77. There are four aldermen who draw on the city treasury for 23 centd each per annum. The city has never had a saloon, has many miles of paved streets, eight churches, five schools, electric lights and a $100,000 waterworks plant. Mayor McFcrren is an Ohion by birth who came to this city in 1S72. He i the head of the First National bank, and one of the wealthiest men in this, part of the state. He has liought am presented to the city a $0,000 piece of. property for a park. American Hankers Meet New Orleans, La., Ncv. 11. Thcf American Rankers association began its annual meeting here today. Crown Prince. In t'elora-i v Z3 Colorado springs,, Colo., "-Xu y,. It'.-.. Th" crown prince of Siaua &rxl 'jp.irt.v arrived here yesterday and took In lha sights of the Pike's Peak region, visit ing Palmer Park, the Garden of tho Gods and Manitou. Poultney Bigelow Ilrealis a Hone, Munich, Bavaria, Nov. 11. Poultney Bigelow, the author, was thrown from bis horse yesterday and broke his col lar bone, while bunting with the o Hi rers of the garrison. flare Bobbers Get fiiJOO. Sioux Falls, S. D., Nov. 11. Robbers blew open the safe of the Thompson, Lumber company at Bancroft, S. D-, and secured $2,500.