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VOL. MI. NO. 93.
ROCK ISLAND, ILIi., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY G, 1903.
PRICE TTTO CENTS.
AlUlB ASSADO R
in America Hears
From Home. '
OVER BOWEN INCIDENT
Became Gay Over Ven
Washington." Feb. C. Confirmation
of the London dispatch of yesterday
that Bowen and the P.ritish ambas
sador at their interview Monday had
a somewhat heated argument, was
obtained here today. It is Mated that
should the character of the cable
grams that the British ambassador
has been sending1 to hiss government
regarding the attitude of I'owcn, be
come public, the country would be
furnished with a sensational diplo
matic incident. Jt is the opinion that
the Pritish ambassador is directly" re
sponsible for the abrupt breaking off
of negotiations with l.owen.
It is stated today that Lord ljins-.
downe has sent an exceedingly tart
cablegram to the British ambassador,
in which he reminds Jhc British am
bassador that he is here to' obey or
ders. The London View.
1.ondoii. Feb. C". At the foreign of
fice her this evening it was said the
otlicials regarded the Herbi'rt-Bowen
incident closed and that they did not
consider it to be the slightest bar to
si satisfactory settlement of the Vene
zuelan dispute. It was added the am
bassador has the complete coopera
tion of his colleagues.
Allies Are Agitated.
Washington." Fob. 0. Irritate.l by
the note of Minister Fowen, "Venezue
la's representative, addressed to the
British ambassador on Monday last,
refusing to accept the allies proposal
for a scheme of preferential payments
by which Gr?at. Britain, Germany -and
Italy were to receive 20 per cent, and
the remaining eight creditor nations
10 per cent, of the customs of La
Guayra and Porto Cabel'o. the all'ecl
powers have instructed their represent
atives here to submit the question of
preferential treatment for settlement to
President Roosevelt, and in the ev.nt
that he declines to act as arbiter to
take this. and possibly the entire Vere
zuclan, question to The Hague for set
tlement thereby breaking off negotia
tions with oltwen.
Allies Hold m Conference.
At 10 n. m. today at the British em
bassy -there was a conference of the
representatives here of the allies. In
view of the fact that the Iomlon gov
ernment is now taking the lead in the
negotiations the British ambassador
presided at this conference. In the
meantime he probably had an inter
view with the secretary of state whom
he founded as to the probability of
the president's acceptance of the allies'
request. The British ambassador was
the first of tfc? representative to re
ceive instruetion.along this line.
Doesn't Surprise Washington.
Announcement of the decision of the
allies to abandon further negotiations
with Bowen has not fceon received
with surprise by "the few officials of
the Washington government who have
been advised of it. Whether Presi
dent Roosevelt will accept this invita
tion of the iiUies Is not known. The
instructions received by the British
ambassador ate not quite clear as to
the alternative to be pursued In the
event that the president declines to
act as arbiter of the question; The
drafting of a protocol will occupy some
time, but it is the understanding that
upon the submission of the matter
either to the president or The Hague
the blockade is to be raised at once.
MINE SCALE MAY BE SETTLED
IN THIRTY-SIX HOURS
Indianapolis, Feb. 6. The miners"
and operators' joint scale committee
went into closed session today on the
question of differentials. It- is believ
ed an agreement will be . reached in
the next 30 hours.
SEVERE FIRE LOSS
OCCURS AT LEBANON
Lebanon, Ind., Feb. G. A fire caro
tins morning destroyed the Neal &
Cason building, in which, there were
four business firms-. The loss will be
WELL KNOWN BALLPLAYER
KILLED BY A TROLLEY CAR
Philadelphia, Feb. 6. Harelie Hen
derson, the former well-known base
ball player, was instantly killed by
being struck by a trolley car today
Misfortune Attends a Strange Joke
at the Kankakee
' Kankakee, Ills., Feb. G. A blow
from a bunch of keys, thrown or tossed
by Attendant C. W. Carpenter, of the
Eastern Illinois Hospital for the In
sane, may cost "William Emerick the
one eye which an accident, of years
ago had left himL Emerick is 7.3 years
old, a victim of senile dementia. Dr.
Harry G. llardt, of the hospital staff,
said that while Emerick would prob
ably recover from the injury his eye
would never be as strong as it had
been. Here is the statement made by
Carpenter to Superintendent Corbus:
"Emerick had been sullen and morose,
and the only way in which lie could be
interested was by tossing a ball to him.
We had an indoor base ball, bnt it had
been mislaid, and Thursday we used
my bunch of keys instead. I tossed my
keys to the old man, but he missed
catching them and one of them struck
him in the eye.
DEFENSE IS OFFERED
BY ITALIAN ANARCHIST
Brussels, Feb. C The trial of Uen-
naro Uubino. the Italian anarchist,
on the charge of attempting to as
sassinate King Leopold Nov. 15, open
The prisoner bitterly assailed the
cause of all evil, declaring" he 'onlv at
tempted to take the life of the king
because the latter was the highest
representative of society.
ADDICKS' OUT OF THE FIGHT
Delaware Republican Can Now Unite and
Elect Two United States
Dover. Del., Feb. 0. J. Edward Ad-
dicks. In a statement issued yesterday.
withdrew as a candidate for Fnited
States senator in the interest of two
Republican senators. In ids statement
Addicks says that his withdrawal is
on condition that the Republicans of
the house and senate meet in joint
caucus and elect, two candidates for
United States senator by majority ride.
His friends in the legislature interrupt-.
ed his remarks with protests against
The sudden announcement that J.
Edward Addicks had withdrawn fioni
the candidacy for Fnited States sena
tor, which he has urged so persistent
ly since 180.". created an immense sen
sation. The belief is general that the
refusal of the. United States senate to
confirm United States District Attor
ney William M. Pyrne had the effect
of bringing about Addicks' withdraw
al. The Union Republican choice for
senator in place of Addicks will prob
ably be Governor Hunn or Secretary
of State Layton. State Senator Alice,
the Addicks leader, has repeatedly dee-hired
that he would not accept the
United States senatorship.
MONTREAL CAR STRIKE
0PE1TS WITH VIOLENCE
Montreal, Feb. . Two hours after
the declaration oT the employes of
the Montreal street railway to strike
a car was wrecked by a mob and 1 lie
motorman roughly handled. Another
motornian was assaulted and proba
bly fatally injured. The majority of
the strikers are French Canadians.
About 1,200 are out..
MISTAKE IN ALCOHOL
CAUSES TWO DEATHS
Columbus, Ind., Feb. fi. Charles
Fitzgibbons and wife are. dead as the
result of purchasing at a local d'"g
store wood alcohol for pure al.-ohol.
The couple used- the liquid as a stiinu-lant-for
GRAND TRUNK TO ACQUIRE
ILLINOIS CENTRAL LINE
Chicago, Fe4. t. The Post today
said: "Keports from apparently reli
able sources are- to the effect that
the Grand Trunk road has made a bid
for the control f the Wisconsin Cen
tral and that the dea-1 is very likely
to be consummated.
H0BS0N WILL BE LET 00
He Insist on Resigning' and the Secretary
Will Agree and Give Him a Good ,
Washington. Feb. 0. Captain Rich
mond P. Hobson, of the corps of naval
constructors. Insists on the acceptance
of his resignation from the naval serv
ice. Secretary Moody received a tele
grain, from, him yesterday to that ef
fect. He thanked the elepartment for
its indulgence in the matter, but said
his decision to resign was final. His
telegram was In reply to one from the
secretary of the navy requesting the
withdrawal of his resignation.
Secretary Moody has decided to ac
cept the resignation. He will take oc
casion formally to record the navy's
high appreciation of the officer's
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Des Moines Has an Arctic .
Des Moines, la., Feb. 6. Des Moines
Wednesday night was the Coldest placj
in the United States south of Moor
head. Minn., according to . the local
weather bureau.' 'The-mercury regis
tered 3 decrees below: zero.
END OF TESTIMONY
Last Witness Has Been Heard by
the Anthracite Strike
FIFTY-ONE DAYS IS THE REOOED
Of the RoareVs Sessions Some Ora
tory to Follow Soft
Philadelphia, Feb. C AfteY a sitting
of exactly fifty-one days the anthra
cite coal strike commission concluded
the healing of witnesses at 5 ji. m.
yesterday and adjourned until next
Monday, when it wMl begin to hear
the arguments of counsel representing
the several sides. The arguments will
take up live and a half days, the op
erators having been assigned three
days and the miners the remainder of
the tiuie. Yesterday's sessions were
taken up in hearing the last witnesses
presented by the miners in rebuttal.
Much of it related to the alleged un
equal distribution of mine cars, nearly
a dozen witnesses testifying that they
could load more cars than the com
panies furnished them.
Charge of Discrimination.
The lirst throe witnesses were Philip
Clifford, of the Law colliery: John S.
Sheridan. Avoca, and William Atwell.
Forest City, all cf whom testified that
it was the coal companies and not the
miners who were restricting the output
of coal. Atwell claimed that some of
the miners in the consolidated colliery
at Moosic are discriminated against.
XV. A. May. of Scran ton, general man
ger of the Erie company, said th e oin
pany tried to treat all men alik and
there was no discrimination. He ad
mitted there bad been a shortage of
mine cars because of the difficulty of
the company in getting material t
build cars. Shortage of large railroad
cars was also a factor in the men not
getting all the cars they can load.
Too Many Men for the .lob.
The miner' counsel tried to show
that the company discriminated in fa
vor of non-union men. but May siid
he did not know that this was the
case. He said, however, that the com
pany was standing by the men who
stood by the company during the
strike. In reply to the chairman May
paid that if the non-union men were
favored it would be a bad thing for
the discipline of the men in the mine,
Patrick Toolan, a miner at the Coal
Brook colliery of the Delaware and
Hudson at Carbondale, in answer to a
question by one of the commissioners,
said it appeared to him that there were
too many men in the mines. . Chairman
Gray said: "That has been running
in my mind for a good many weeks.
It seems that 100,000 men want to do
the work that 75,000 men can do."
DOCTOR SHOWS MINERS' LUNGS
Many Are Black with Coal Dust Reputa
tions of the Police Attacked.
At the afternoon session it was
brought out that three coal and iron
policemen had been charged with the
killing of an Italian, but that the Lack
awanna county graud jury ignored the
bill of indictment. On cross-examination
a witness said dynamite had been
thrown into Hie stockadeseveral nights
prior to the killing of the Italian. Dr.
XV. M. I... Cbplin. professor of patholo
gy at Jefferson Medical college, Phila
delphia, was then called by the miners.
He showed live specimens of lungs,
one a normal organ and the other four
those of mine workers, which were as
black ascoal from coal dust.
XV. I'" Jenkins, of Pottsville, was
called I f the miners to liow that the
Reading company employed as coal and
iron policemen all sorts of men. re
gardless of their characters. Jenkins,
In reply to questions, volunteered the
information that he had been engaged
as a lieutenant of the coal, and iron
police for the Reading company: that
he had been arrested for burglary, as
sault and battery and larceny. He also
6aid he had been charged with shoot
ing two coal and iron policemen.
"Mr. Jenkins, you were known
throughout Schuylkill county as 'Blood
aqd Thunder Jenkins,' were ygu not?"
inquired counsel for the miners. "Yes,
Kir," was the reply.
"Cross-examine," said the lawyer.
"I don't think this witness should
be cross-examined," exclaimed Chair
man Gray, with considerable feeling.
"He has discredited himself as a wit
ness. You may leave the stand."
The attorneys for the operators and
the miners then presented some statis
tics on various subjects, and. the case
was closed. Chairman Gray, s-peaking
on behalf of the commission s.iid,
among other things: "Well, gentle
men, we have had a very protracted
hearing. In some respects the lnaring
has been an unexampled one. I think.
In the experience of this country. The
commission has endeavored to keep
wide open the doors by which testi
mony could come to us that would
throw any light upon the various very
serious questions that we have to con
sidet; and we wish now to thank the
counsel on both sides for their co
operation and assistance in elucidating
the complex questions that we have
presented to us. On the whole, we
congratulate the counsel on the fair
ness and thoroughness with which they
presented their several ides of the
. .Id all L-to-.3?njLsioa. ; heard. 565
DAWES DID MUCH
IN FRAMING OF LAWS
Sketch of the Former United States
Senator Who Died Yes
terday. rittsfield. Mass.. Feb. d. Ex-United
States Senator Henry Laurens Dawes,
8t years old. father of Chester M.
Dawes, of Chicago, died at his home
HEX RY L. DAWES.
In this city yesterday morning. The
veteran statesman had been uncon
scious since1 Sunday evening. He clcsed
his public- life ten years ao after con
tinuous sservio in congress for thiity
six years, during which ho saw the
beginning and end of the civil war
and helped make history for this coun
try until 18!t2.
His personal legislative achieve
ments are these: Establishment of
the lish commission, establishment of
the weather bureau, establishment of
the system of Indian education and
protection, and completion of theWash
ington monument. He was born at
Cummington. Mass., Oct. oU, 181U, and
graduated from Yale'.
INDICTED IN IOWA
Des Moines Grand Jury Charges
Sale of Imitation
Des Moines. Feb.ti. The grand jury
bus brought in a report :inI among
the indictments is one against the Ar
mour Packing company, charging
that corporation v.Jfh using eoloring
matter :.nd scllinr, an imitation prod
uct for butter. The indictment found
is made against the corporation rath
er than against the local manager for
the reason that the county attorney
proposes to test the law and to tight
the use of imitation material to the
end. The bill is found under a state
law and- the case, when it comes to
trial, proposes to furnish interesting
material for the public.
witnesses. Nine cr these were cnllid
by the commission. -14 by the rn
ion miners, loo by the non-union nun
ers and 11 by the operators. The ste
nographers took down approximately
O.L'OO typewritten pages of testimony
of 2,400,000 words.
OPERATORS MAKE A PROPOSITION
Increase for Miners of Indiana, Illinois,
Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Indianapolis. Feb.! f.. The soft coal
miners of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and
western Pennsylvania were yesterday
offered an advance jin wages for the
ensuing year by the operators, that
for the most part will he 12 per cent.
As a settlement of. the wage scale in
this district is the basis on which a!
other districts make settlement, the
proposition can 1h said to be to the
soft coal miners of the country.
The offer pas not yet been accepted,
as the miners are holding out" for a fl -t
differential between pick and machine
mined coakanel are demanding that
the price of machine-mined coal be ad
vanced the. same number of cents as
the operators offer on pick-mined coal.
There Is a chance that. a suggestion
made by Vice President T. L. Lewis,
of the- miners, that he would favor
referring the question of differentials
for ali four states to arbitration will
be taken up. .The Illinois e poi nters,
who are already on a lower differential
than those -of other states, will, it I
thought, .favor such a proposition.
The 7."0 Indiana, western Pennsyl
vania, Ohio ami Illinois minrr dele
gates and- oKrtors who were cal'ei
into open general conference yeser
day received the report of the sub
scale committee. F. L. Robbins. In
making his statement for the opera
tors, said that the 10 cent Increase
wns 12M: per cent., that the day labor
would get 12 perl cent., and the ad
vance to drivers rip fared 22 per cent.
COLLAPSE OF BUILDING
RESULTS IN FIVE DEATHS
Ruff a I o, X. Y.. ifeb. C Five men
were killed and several others were
injured today by the collapse of a
building at Williams street and Fill
more avenue which was being razed.
' Drarfm AflUr To fi BSTlrad.
Taris, Feb. (1 The Liberte reasserts
In spite of contradictions that an or
ganized effort will be mad- to resus
citate the Dreyfus! affair. : . .
X 1 I TV m j K
THE GAME BLOCKED
That Had Been Arranged for Cole
Younger to Play When
He Cot Free.
THAT 13 THE STOEY CHICAGO TELLS
But Cole Says It Is a Fairy Tale Chief
Points of the Windy City
Chicago. Feb. 0. Local theatrical
promoters those who didn't get bit
ten, or stung, as the vocabulary of the
Rialto hath it are just now cachinat
ing gleefully over the alleged heavy
fall down of certaui drama-lifters and
ambitious scribes, whose hopes of se
curing rolls of yellow-backs were
blighted Wednesday. The blight came
when Cole Younger was pardoned by
the Minnesota authorities with the
proviso that he must l:ot go upon the
stage. For many moons ever since
Younger was let out upon parole R.
L. Crescy, a local business man who
has large theatrical interests, has been
planning to star the 'cx-baudit in a
wild west drama, the same to be as
full of gun plays and blazing powder
as ever the galleries beheld in the most
strenuous Kremer "melo."
They II ad Everything Arranged.
Krnest Stout, who once wrote a
playette for May Ilosmer, in which
that actress could hae played
"L'Aiglon" with pink and-u hite trou
serloons, and Ren II. Atwell. who once
wrote a burlesque on Dr. Dowie, were
engaged to fabricate the play. The
Ureve Lithographing company, of Mil
waukee, got up about $r.(K!0 worth of
fiery pictures, showing "'ole Younsier
rescuing the heroine, with a gun in
each hand, a knife in his teeth, and a
hammer uu the tail of his faithful
dog. "Fverything was ready; the melo
drama was so mellow that it had to
be packed up carefully lest it burst:
the listers had been reinforced by an
other set showing Cole Younger hold
ing up a tr.i infill of prohibition' sts.
and excellent "time" had been booked
ahead. Then came the crash, and the
pardon board barred Younger from the
Much Money Has Been Sank.
Thousands had been spent to pet
Younger free. Thousands more had
been sunk in the lithographs. All this
is wasted. The Crescy syndicate, it is
said, will offer the state of Minnesota
S20O a week for three years, to be
donated to any charity, and. if this
does not work, will try to tight the
case on the ground that the state of
Minnesota can not govern the actions
of Younger when playing , in another
state. Meantime, the promoters are
fighting like wild men among them
selves, appeals to the courts may be
necessary before the losses are ad
justed, and the two playwrights want
to write a masterpiece called "The
Flipflop of the Syndicate."
Cole Says It's .'.tl m Fake.
A dispatch from Paul says that
Cole Younger denies having agreed to
go upon the -tripe. The promoters,
however, f-ay that he has to make this
dec laration to keep the pardon board in
WITHDRAWAL 01' ADDICKS
WITHOUT RESULT SO FAR
)ocr. Feb. (i. The regular repul
licans nslcd the Addick republicans
for an extension .f time until Mon
day and the latter reluctantly agreed,
in view of the 1.1th ballot without
AGAINST DR. ALEXANDER
Indianapolis. Feb. l. Today in the
trial of Dr. Alexander in the graxe
i i.hliirii' 2ise. Samuel Martin, color-
ed. testified that he had taken seeral
bodies from various cemeteries and
delivered them to Alexander, the lat
ter paying $.1 to $10 apiece for the
STRIKE STILL UNSETTLED
Vice President Smith, of the Indiana Rail
way Company, Will Not Talk
Mishawaka. Ind.. Feb. 0. The strike
on the Indiana railway is further from
settlement than ever, despite the ef
forts of the citizens' committee to se
cure arbitration. The committee will
issue a repent c-onsuring Vice; Presi
dent Smith, general manager of the
company. The committee consists of
John A. Ilerzog. ex-city clerk of Mis
hawaka; It. F. Deahl. former mayor
of Goshen; Walter Ilrown. Elkhart,
chairman of the Republican organiza
tion in the Thirteenth Indiana district,
and J. E. Williams, South Rend, presi
dent of the National Association of
The committee had a conference
with Smith, which ended at midnight.
Smith said that there Avas nothing to
arbitrate, but reviewed the trouble
with the strikers and stated that the
authorities had not given his mid
proper protection. He threatened to
ask for state troops. Brown took ex
ception to the threat by saying that it
lay within his power to stay the march
of the National Guard, and that he
possessed the Influence to secure the
enactment of a bill by the legislature
within six days which would place in
jeopardy, the interests of the Indiana
company... .- -
NEW ALLIANCE IS
AN IMPORTANT ONE
Ftock Island Also Said to Have Made
v Bid Top Frisco Sys
The -new deal between the Rock Isl
and and Southern Pacific appears to
be of greater importance than was
at first supposed. Not only have the
relations between the two roads
been greatly strengthened as regards
their EI Paso connect ion and a fa
orable 1 rathe contract entered into,
but the Rock Island secures a direct
outlet to the gulf. Tie Rock Island
is said to have secured from Mr. Har
riinan important trackage rights over
the Houston -, Texas Central rail
road, the i!:i miles of which were
owned by the Southern Pacific. This
gives the Roc k Island a direct line to
Galveston, enabling it to handle traf
fic to the gulf with facility equal to
that of the Santa Fe. Missouri Pa
cific, or Mii-souri, Kansas : Texas.
The Rock Island now connects with
the Houston Texas Central both at
Fort Worth and Dallas. Texas. A
through line to the gulf has long
been desired by the Rock Island peo
ple, and they had surveys made some
time ago for the extension of their
Fort Worth line. Kxport traffic to
the gulf ports has been increasing at
a rapid rate. The failure of the east
lwmnd roads from Chicago to lake
prompt delivery fron their western
connections is causing a great diver
sion of tratlic to the gulf ports. For
this reason southwestern roads which
are not in possession f a gulf outlet
tjnd themselves at a great disadvan
tage and are seeking such outlet.
Rumors were current yesterday
that if was not the Soulhern railway
that was trying to secure control of
the St. Louis tvl- San Franeisco rail
way system, but that the Rock Island
interests had made a bid for the proj
erty that was to be submitted to the
stockholders of the 'Frisco at their
In addition to the prospective loca
tion of t he enormous shops east of Kast
Moline by the Rock Island road, it is
understood, another road is planning
to open activities in the same
neighborhood. "The C M. "
St. I. railway is said to be
planning, with the opening of the
Kansas City short line service, which
is to be started next fall, to establish
at East Moline terminals which are
exHete-'l to become a large factor in
the traffic of the road.
The company owns :;o acres of
ground there which was acquired
when the 1).. R. I. X. . road was
taken over it. and it is this tract
which is to be put to definite u.-e.
The ground lies in the angle formed
by the Burlington and Milwaukee
tracks and is north of the l.'nion Mal
leable : hops.
It is admirably located for the pur
poe intended and will be much need
ed when the new service starts. By
the cut-off" which is being built, the
fast line will pass the present division
point. Savanna, by several miles, ami
this is the first point n the river the
NEBRASKA IRRIGATION LAW.
Friends Thereof Claim a Victory In an
Opinion Kendered by the Su
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. O. Friends of Ir
rigation claim a great victory in an
opinion rendered Weelncsday by the
supreme court which sustains the con
stitutionality of the Nebraska irriga
tion law. and with it grants the right
of eminent domain to irrigation compa
nies. The case was that of the Craw
ford Irrigation coinpany against Leroy
Hull, an apieal from the district court
of Dawes countj.
The town of Crawford and individ
uals of that place expended S40.O00 in
irrigation and other projects on the
White river, but were stopped from
using the waters of the stream by an
injunction secured by Hall, a miller,
on the ground that riparian rights were
transgressed. The supreme court re
verses and remands the case. While
upholding the claim of riparian rights
the court says Hall's remedy is in a
damage suit, but that the irrigation
company cannot be denied the use .of
WIFE OF YALE PROFESSOR
FOUND DEAD IN PARK
New Haven. Conn., Feb. G. The
body of'Mrs. Mary Tracey Peck, wife
of Prof. Peek, of Yale university, was
found today in a park at Morey's
Cove. She disappeared yesterday.
WOMAN SUFFRAGE BEATEN
IN STATE OF MONTANA
P.utte. Mont, Feb. 6. A Helena spe
cial says: "Woman suffrage received
its death-blow in the senate yesterday
as far as the Eighth legislative as
sembly is concerned. When the bill
came up in the senate It was Indefinite
ly postponed by a vote of 10 to 1H.
GOV. TAFT AGAIN ILL
AT MANILA PALACE
Manila, Feb. . Governor Taft is
suffering from a recurrence of intesti
nal trouble, due to exiosure to the sun
and bad drink'ng water durnig his re
cent tour of the provinces, lie hi con
lined to his pilacfc. 4
Obliged to Sus
TROOPS ARE CALLED
Home. Feb. 0. Naples university
has been closed and serious rioting;
is em a moiig student s in consequence,
of unpopular government regulations.
The professors have been maltreat
ed, and the windows of the univer
sity smashed and a bonlire made of
Troops have been summoned te dis
perse the students.
MR. N0RTHC0TT ORATOR AT
ROCK ISLAND CLUB BANQUET
V. A. Xorthcott. lieutenant govern
er of llline'is. has I wen secured to de
liver the oration on the oe-casion of
the Koek Island Club membeTship
banepiet the evening ef Feb. ' in eb
servancc ef Washingt em's birthday.
Mr. Northceitt's subject is to be
"Washington." The elate of the ban
epiet has been changed for two rea
sems. lirst bce-an.-e Washington's birth
day comes on Sunday, and secondly
owing to the elate originally selecteel
cemtlictir.g with several other public;
W. W. BROOKS KILLS
HIS WIFE'S ADMIRER
P.utte.' Mont.. Feb. 0. Wiltcr XV.
Crooks, a local bartender, found his
wife and Finery C. Havrier, a barber,
in a remtii in the Dubois hotel ami
shot Havrier clown. He gave himself
up. Jiavr"er was instantly killed.
Mrs. I'mok j. in jail.
Kirksville. Mei.. Feb. C. John Uob
ertsem. who killed his- father-in-law,
(ieprge Conkle. at Krashier. Mo., last
November, was cemvicted ef murder
in the first degree in the circuit court
here. !bdertson shot Conkle because
the latter refused to endorse a note
HOUSE IN SESSION
AT 10 IN THE MORNING
Washington. Feb. 0. In .uceinlance
with a sjecial rule the house met at
le) this morning to e-ontinue the de
bate on the anti-trust bill. Foss. .f
Illinois, reported the naval appropri
CZAR IS TO PUNISH
Stockholm. Feb. ". Dispatches
from IK -lsingfors. Finland, announce,
that the czar has decreed disciplinary
measures feu all Finlanders who fail
ed to ceunply with their military obli
gations in ItHK-.
The total is lt.T'.t;:.
PATTI SIGNS CONTRACT
TO SING IN AMERICA
Liimlnii. Feb. (. Adelina Patti sign
ed a contract for ' concerts in Amer
ica, commencing Neiv. :'. next.
SERVED BEER AT A MEAL
Question Now Is Whether a Host Has a
Right to Give Ills Guests
Ionia. Mich.. Feb. tJ. A notiej- of
appeal in a case from the Ionia cir
cuit court Wednesday will le one of
general interest throughout the state.
Some time since Calvin L'ird. of this
city, had for a guest at his family
table Mattie White, a minor. Peer
was served and the young woman par
took of it. Rird was arrested and on
his trial was found guilty.
A stay of sentence was granted by
the trial judge on motion of Bird's
attorney, and the question as to wheth
er a person has a right to serve liquor
to guests, regardless of their age. will
be passed upon by the supreme court.
Ten Hoboes Rounded Up.
Lansing, Mich., Feb. 6. Ten hoboes
were rounded up here Monday. Four
of them claim to have been gold
bricked, having followed the officers
peaceably with the alleged understand
ing that they were to have a quiet
lest in the Mason jail for ten daye.
However, they had just come from
there and Chief Starmont ordered their
arrest for the second offense. There
was wailing in the jail when tbey
were sentenced to sixty-five dayg La
the Detroit house of correction.