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VOL. Iill. NO. 105.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY liO, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
EAD AND INJUR
IM IOWA HOTEL Fl
Clifton House at Cedar
Rapids is Destroyed
DEAD IN DEBRIS
Panic Stricken Guests
Jump From Windows
Cedar Rapids, Feb. 20. The Clifton
house was destroyed by lire which
broke out ah early hour this morning.
There were 120 guests in the hotel
at the tinier The flames spread so
rapidly that all escape was cut olT.
-Many jumped from the windows to
the pavement below, and as a result
there are 13 to 20 persons dead.
Twice' that number are seriously in
jured. Most of the dead are buried in the
debris, and owing to the destruction
of the hotel register, their names at
present are unobtainable.
Mont of Victims Are Delegate.
Most of the victims are delegates to
the Young Men's Christian Associa
tiou and district Knights of Pythias
conventions, which are now holding
sessions here. The fatally burned
L. C. BURNETT, Nebraska City.
CINA (URNS, head waitress.
The seriously injured:
CONDUCTOR STRICKLAND, of the
Northwestern, Clinton, Iowa.
F. C. OUTING, Center Toint, Iowa.
.M. GARJMNER, Woodburn.
F. TAYLOR, Davenport.
DR. GROVES, Cedar Rapids, seri
C M. LARSEX. Oelwein.
L. C. VERXOX, Delia.
C. J. DAILY. Clinton. III.
C. F. II AWES, Docorah, Iowa.
ED. TKMPLO.V, Month-el I o.
GEORGE TAGGART, St. Paul.
JOHN W. LEADS, Ottumwa.
KuIdm Still Burning.
At 10 o'clock all but ten of
missing had been accounted
These are supposed to lie in tin
bris, although it is possible they may
be located among the rescued. The
ruins are still burning, and it is im
possible to search for the bodies.
The bodies of W. A. Mowry, of What
Cheer, Iowa, and an unknown woihan
were taken from the ruins at 11
o'clock. "The bodies were frightfully
charred. Searchers are now at work,
as the ruins are cooling enough" to
permit some work in that direction.
Three More Bodies Removed
Three more bodies were removed
from the ruins shortly before 2 this
afternoon. Their condition is such as
to preclude identification. Three or
four of the injured are believed to 1k
JOKE RESULTS IN
YOUNG MAN'S DEATH
Ilock Island Fireman, Fearing a
Wreck, Jumps and Frac
St. .Joseph. Mo.. Feb. 20 W. C.
Clark, aged 25, n firman in the em
ploy of the Rock Island railway, run
ning east of this city, was fatally in
jured yesterday as the result of the
work of a practical joker. Clark was
on the tender of his engine when a
brakeman on top of a box car shout
ed to him to jump or he would be
killed, at the same time indicating a
wreck and that he himself was about
to jump. Clark leaped into a snow
bank ami struck on his head, tearing
off his scalp and fracturing his skull.
ASSURED FOR TUESDAY
The entertainment to be given at
the Illinois next Tuesday evening
promises to be far the best amateur
vaudeville yet seen in this city.
Mrs. lien T. Cable has taken per
sonal charge of. the entire production,
and consequently its success from an
artistic sense is assured. A profes
sional balletmaster from Chicago has
been in the city for some time re
hearsing the ' performers in the sev
eral dances, and the costumes are be
ing made esecially for that night.
The vaudeville' will open with a one
act farce, by 12 society ladies of the
city, followed .by specialties by well
known local people.
The entire proceeds are to be given
to the Cemetery Road Improvement
THREE LOSE LIVES IN
FIRE AT SPRINGFIELD
Young Men's Christian Association
and Theatre Burned Dam
Springfield, O., Feb. 20. Fire yes
terday destroyed the new building of
the Young Men's Christian association,
the Fountain Square theater, and sev
eral adjacent buildings, causing a loss
of $325,000, with insurance of two
thirds of that sum. The falling of one
wall of the theater crushed the little
Jewelry store of Mulholland adjoining,
and give rise to the report that three
inch had been killed, which proved
Mulholland was known to have just
entered his store before the walls fell,
and it was Iso known that two men
from the great crowd of bystanders
had gone in to assist hiinreniove goods,
when it came to examining the ruins
the disaster was found to be worse
than supposed. At this writing the
following dead have been taken out:
J. II. Mulholland. Dorsey Crane and
Albert Voorhees. The injured removed:
are: Harry Freer, "Warren, " Rickard
and Fireman Peter Rude. All but Rude
are expected to recover.
ROUGH RIDERS ROMANCE
Weds a Widow Whom He Had Not Diet
for Sixteen Years and Does
Kalamazoo, .Mich.. Feb. 20. Ttarry
JleKinley, of Denver, a second cousin
of the late President McKinlcy, and a
captain of Rough Riders during th
Spanish - American war, married
Wednesday evening Mrs. Jennie M.
Kendall. McKinley met Mrs. Kendall
in Kalamazoo sixteen years ago.
Shortly afterward he left Kalamazoo.
He wrote several letters to Mrs. Ken
dall, but never received a reply.
McKinley on his way home from a
business trip jn the east, reached Kala
mazoo last Monday. Mrs. Kendall's
name came to Ins mind in looking
over a time table, and ujon arriving
in Kalamazoo he left the train and be
gan a search for her. He found Mrs.
Kendall and immediately pmposi-d
marriage. The proposal was accepted.
IN JAIL FOR FOUR HOURS
For Taking a Chair That Was Held for a
Bent flttl Against Another
Kenosha, Wis., Feb. 20. Dr. Robin
son, a Chicago dentist who refused to
give his full name and address, was ar
rested in this city on a charge of house
breaking. Before the matter was set
tled Dr. Robinson remained in Jail four
It was alleged that the doctor had
opened au office in the Meyers block
and had removed a dentist c hair which
was beingheld for a rent bill alleged to
have been due from another dentist of
Chicago. After the arrest Robinson
paid the bill by allowing the sale of
. War Veterans to Consolidate.
Washington, Feb. 20. At the meet
ing yesterday of the joint committee
of the Spanish War Veterans and the
Spanish-American War Veterans a res
olution was adopted providing that the
two organizations shall consolidate.
Another resolution adopted authorizes
committees to select a name, select a
constitution, by-laws. etc.. for the amal
gamated organization. These commit
tees were immediately appointed, and
went to work.
Fuel Famine Is Imminent.
Rloomington. Ills., Feb. 20. Central
Illinois railroads rejiort traffic delayed
more Wednesda y than before during
the present frigid spell. The move
ment of the freight dropped to one
third the usual amount and the re
duced movement of coal is likely to
create fuel famine. Only perishable
freight is moving. The temperature
Wednesday night was 5 below zero.
The Pope's Jfnbilee Begins.
Rome, Feb. 20. The pope's jubilee,
or twenty-fifth anniversary of his elec
tion, today was ushered in by a high
mass in the Basilica, celebrated by
Cardinal Rampolla. Later the iontlff
received the cardinals and other digni
taries, who presented him with a gold
tfara. the jubilee present of the Ro
man Catholic world, which cost $25,
OflTfor a High Old Time.
Chicago, Feb. 2u The special train
hearing members of the Milwaukee
board of aldermen and city officials to
the Mardi Gists carnival at New Or
leans left Chicago at 7 p. m. yesterday
over the Chicago and Eastern Illinois
Odd Fellows of Iowa.
Ottumwa. Ia., Feb. 20. Over 100
Odd Fellows were in attendance' at
the opening session of the state con
vention yesterday. Reports of officers
were read. The convention will con
tinue till tonight ........ ...
WARD IS WATCHFUL
He Who Guards the Lake Front
Park at Chicago Still Is
BLOCKS THE MOST RECENT SCHEME
To Utilize the Ground for a Building
Supreme Court Law Quoted
on the Sut-ject.
Chicago, Feb. 20. The Chicago
morning papers yesterday "played up"
a story that Marshall Field had agreed
to give ?10.000.0()0 for the construction
of a museum building to hold the col
lection now in the World's fair art
building at Jackson park, provided a
suitable site Was supplied, and it was
immediately taken for granted that the
site would be the Lake Front park
which has heretofore frequently been
mentioned in that relation. But those
who "in their minds" supplied this site
reckoned without Montgomery Ward,
the "watchdog of the Lake Front,"
as he is called sometimes.
Wrl Will Never Consent.
Attorney George I. Merrick, repre
senting Montgomery Ward in tiis pro
test against all comers who desire to
transform the Lake Front into any
thing else than as a public park, yes
terday pointed to excerpts from su
premecourt decisions and declared that
the latest project to erect a $10,000.
000 Field museum on the lake shore
site is but the work of builders of air
castles. Montgomery Ward has au
thortafd hini to say that he will never
give his consent to the erection of
any building on the lake park site -
Decisions of the Supreme Cour' f"
The excerpts from the K-tme
court decision are as follows: "In
the absence of consent from abutting
owners the city of Chicago has no
right to erect or cause the erection of
an j-.buildings upon the tract of land
known as the Lake Front park." "The
extension of the Lake Front park by
filling in from the shore line of Lake
Michigan to the east did not deprive
the owners of lots bordering upon the
park as originally dedicated of the
right to have the ground between such
lots and the lake kept free from build
ings. The park as extended between
the lots and the lake is subject to the
same conditions as the oricinal dedica
tion." . Where the Story Came From.
A story grew out of a meeting of the
south park commission Wednesday
that the contemplated mammoth mu
seum would be erected by Marshall
Field just as soon as the board se
cured the passage of an act at Spring
field giving control of all the Lake
Front park to the south park com
mission under state ownership.
SATS TUB TALK IS IILE
6tate Could Not Assume Ownership Unless
Ward Is Willing;.
Inasmuch as the two supreme court
decisions quoted by him deny to both
the state and city the right to put up
buildings on the Lake Front Attorney
Merrick says that talk of the state
assuming ownership of the property
is idle. If such an act were passed
and the state of Illinois did assume
ownership cf this property Attorney
Merrick asserts it would not be pos
sible even then unless all of the' prop
erty owners gave their consent.
Merrick added: "This much coveted
strip of land bordering Michigan boule
vard as far south as Twelfth street
is reserved for park purposes for all
time to com'. It is for the people
and it will be kept free from buildings.
Signatures of a majority of the abut
ting property owners will not open the
way for the erection of buildings. Ev
ery owner must sign his consent before
a building can lawfully be constructed
upon any part of the tract."
Montgomery Ward is spending the
winter in California. Judging from
the tenor of a lette- he recently wrote
to his attorney from Coronado Beach,
there is little likelihood that he will
ever consent to the erection of a mu
seum, city ti.tll, armory or any other
kind of building upon the land be has
guarded so cautiously with the aid of
legal talent. .
Following Is a copy of Ward's let
ter to Merrick: "I anvery sorry that
the stadium ieople insist on putting
up an amphitheater on the Lake Front
park and pave the way to having this
case reopened in the higher c;ourt. You
can say for nv that I positively refuse
to give my consent for any structure
to be erected on the Lake Front park
anywhere. Xo delegation sent to Cali
fornia can change my position, and you
can convey this Information to the
stadium people when they call, and to
all others. Make It plain, so they can
not make a mistake In my inisitioh.
and I empower you to resist any and
all attempts, to occupy any position of
the Lake Front park to the fullest ex
tent of the law."
"Xow, as or the characterization of
Mr. Ward as the watchdog of the
lake park property." remarked Attor
ney Merrick, "I wish to say there is
no financial benefit that Mr. Ward can
derive by keeping buildings off the
Lake Front park. He is not actuated
by any other motive than to preserve
the tract of land as a public park."
At Plinitz, near Dresden, is the lar
gest camellia in Europe. It is 100 years
old, about fifty feet high and has 50,
Question of How Much
FIGHT OVER CANAL
Quay Has Now Leagued
Himself With Mor
gan. Washington. Feb. 20. When the
senate went into executive session on
the Panama canal bill yesterday, the
executive session had hardly been
called to order when Quay took the
copy of the Colombian constitution
from quite a large pile of documents
which lay on his desk, and then he
asked to have it read the Republic
an senators sitting near him immedi
ately reached the conclusion that he
had united his forces with Morgan,
and that the step was intended to force
the acceptance of the statehood bill.
Without giving voice to such a suppo
sition A Id rich objected to the reading
of the document by the clerk, say
ing that evidently the proceeding w;is
merely iuteuded for the purpose 'of de
lav. Quay replied that such was not'his
Intention, and that he would ask to
have nothing read which would not
throw light upon the subject under
consideration. Morgan also said that
so far as he was concerned there was
no collusion. It was then agreed that
"for the present, and until it should
become evident that the reading was
for delay" it should continue. The
anti-statehood Republican senators
made no concealment of their surprise
at Quay's proceeding, and all of them
who would express an" opinion at all
said that the move would not result iu
the passage of the statehood bill, what
ever might be its effect upon the treaty.
Morgan's Important Point.
After the reading i the Colombian
constitution had been concluded, which
required about two hours' time, Ie
pew asked if the translation was cor
rect. Mason replied that it was, which
assurance Depew said was thorough
ly satisfactory. Morgan then continued
the speech he had begun Wednesday,
lie discussed' especially what he char
acterized as a discrepancy between the
terms of the act of June 2' last author
izing the purchase of the Panama Can
al company's franchises and property
and the terms of the treaty. He quoted
from the treaty the clause providing
for the lease of the canal zone, and
from the act the language of the sec
ond section which authorizes the pres
ident to acquire perpetual control of a
strip of laud six miles in width and
charged that the two were utterly in
ISKIKGS ON A WARM DEBATE
On the l'olnt of "Perpetual" Control
Night Session Held.
The presentation .of this point led
to an animated debate iu which sev
en or eight senators joined, Rawlins,
Bacon and Daniels being among the
speakers on tne Democratic side of the
chamber and Hoar, fcpooner and De
pew among the Republicans who
spoke. Iu the main the Democratic
senators contended that the treaty does
not coincide with or carry out the
terms of the act, and that therefore
another act of appropriation would be
necessary before the treaty could be
made effective. Tlie Republicans
pointed out that -the lease provision
in the treaty looked to the continual
renewal of the lease, which in effect,
they said, would give the "perpetual
control"' provided for in the canal act.
At rU) o'clock Quay asked Morgan
if he was willing to; desist. Morgan
yielded and Quay moved to adjourn.
The vote resulted 15, ayes to SS noes.
Finally the senate took recess to 8
p. m., and when it reconvened there
were comparatively few senators pres
ent, and the presiding officer scarcely
had called those present to order when
the K)int of no quorum was made. Aft
er thirty-five minutes a quorum was
secured and Morgan proceeded until 11
o'clock, when on motion of Cullom'the
senate took a recess until 11 a. m.
today. Morgan, devqtod his evening
discourse largely to j the relation of
the Colombian government to the Ro
man Catholic church
He quoted at lengtp the concordant
between the pope and the president
of the republic, and asserted that the
isthmian government is practically dic
tated by the Roman Catholic church,
and especially by the Jesuit order.
This, he said, would be true In the
canal zone as well as in other parts
of the country, and he contended that
if the treaty should be ratified the
Fnited States would find that it had
entered into an undesirable and un
American alliance. - lie .was not will-
Continued on Page Eight. '
TRAGEDIES OF RAIL
More of the Details of the New
ark Trolley Car
SEVERAL OF INJURED WILL DIE
Twenty Hurt in an Accident on the
Grand Trunk in
Newark, N. J., Feb. L'0. A fast ex
press on the Lackawanna railroad cut
through a trolley car crowded with
school pupils at the Clifton avenue
crossing yesterday. Fight of the chil
dren were killed, and a score or more
of them injured. The motorman of
the car, who stuck to his post, will
die, and the engineer of the express
was so badly hurl that there is little
hope of his recovery. Roth the ex
press and the trolley were on steep
grades, going at right angles. The
express was signaled and the crossing
gates were lowered while the trolley
car was yet half way down the hill.
Slipped on the ley Kails.
The niotoi-man shut off the power
and applied the brakes, but almost im
mediately the car began' to slip along
the icy rails. It gained tremendous
momentum, and at the liottom of the
hill crashed through the gates direct
ly in the track of the on-coining train.
The locomotive plowed its way
through the folley. throwing the boys
and girls in every direction.
List of Those Who Were Killed.
The dead are: Viola III. 17 years
old: Maude Raker. 10 years: Frnestine
1. Mueller, 13 years of this city; Ma
bel E. Karschner, 17 years. Tiffin. O.;
Alma Loehnberg. 10 years; Rosebud
Kolm; Ella Werpupp. 10 years: Evan
L. Eastwood, Jr., 10 years all of this
Injured Feter Brady, motorman.
will die: Oscar Backliff, engineer of
train, probably fatally; Jennie McLel
land. 10 years, skull fractured and oth
er injuries, pi obably ' fatal: Florence
Doll, ankle broken and badly hurt
about head and shoulders; Mabel
Smith. 14 years, head injured: Fred
erick Allsop. head and body; George
Smith (colored t, leg fractured: Carl
Raduet, cut about face and bruised
about body; Maud Van Vaien. 17 years,
bruised about head and arms; Walter
Rauerraann. 17 years, ribs broken: Su
san DeCamp, arm fractured; Edith
Fox, Pauline Rich. Marian Lyttle,
Margaret Commerford, Frances Nevius,
Helen McCord. Allen Coursen, Mina
P.ull. Lillian Geraghty, Marion Price,
Frederick Lindsley. Emily Knight. Ar
thur Luland and Jacob Wallack were
more or less hurt.
ROLLED DOWN AN EMBANKMENT
Four Passenger Cars, and the Baggage and
Ei press Over Twenty IlurU
Toronto,' Ont., Feb. 20. The Mon
treal express on the Grand Trunk rail
road, consisting of a baggage car. ex
press, day coach, sleeper and two Pull
mans, was derailed at Whiteby Junc
tion yesterday. All the cars left the
rails and rolled down a twenty-five-foot
embankment, hurling the passengers
about as they turned over. There was
no ditch to cause a piling of the cars
at the bottom of the bank, and to this
is due the marvelous escape of the
passengers. Xo one was killed, though
over twenty suffered more or less se
vere injuries. The injured were
brought to Toronto.
Those removed to the hospital were:
David L. Carver.-Bangor. Me., left foot
badly gashed, right hand jammed;
Henry Lindsay, Forest Lake, Wis.,
head cut, knee hurt; Nathan Spark,
Chelsea, Mass., ear torn, right hand
cut; I-u F. Dunlap. Westford. Vt.. bad
ly cut about head; Archibald Mains,
Toronto, head cut.
Others injured were: William Tul
loch. Toronto, head cut, bad gash on
left wrist; George Lappage, Toronto,
baggage man. internal Injuries; Michael
Cusack. brakeman. left leg. shoulder
and ribs broken: Charles Stewart, con
ductor, gashed in neck; Miss Louise
Langill, Waltham. Mass., hip dislo
cated; John Langill. Waltham, Mass.,
injuries to groin: G. Gouquint, Los
Angeles, spine injured; A. II. Allen,
Lowell. Mass.. leb torn. Ten others
were less severely hurt.
WILL BE THE DEATH OF SIX
Explosion In the Work Room of a Naval
Storage Magazine Plays Havoc.
New York, Feb. 20. Three men
were killed outright, one man so in
jured that he died later, two other men
were fatally and at least seven scjious
ly hurt in an explosion in he work
room of the naval storage magazine at
Fort Lafayette in New York bay about
2 o'clock . yesterday afternoon. The
dead are: George Rotham. of Brook
lyn: Gustave Dozier. of Bay Ridge;
John Mason, of Brooklyn, and an un
known man, thought to be Martin
Thargensen. of Brooklyn. The injured,
so far as known: W. A. Vangurp and
Charles John Muller. of Brooklyn; E.
I). Muller. Manhattan, and Frank
Muuden, address unknown.
All the dead and injured were work
men at the fcrt. The explosion could
be heard for miles around. Accounts
as to how the fatal blast was set off
differ. One report has it that the men
were tilling a .l:-inc-h shell, while an
other is that the men were removing
DEAD CLERK SHORT
Charges Made by the Firm of Cas
satt & Co., of Phila
delphia. Philadelphia. Feb. 20. J. Gardner
Cassatt, head of the banking house of
Cassatt-& Co., gives out a statement
in which he says that Howard T.
Goodwin, formerly confidential" clerk
of the firm, who committed suicide
last December, was a defaulter to the
extent of fron $00,000 to $80,000. Good
win killed himself in the company's
office, and the cause of his act twas
never made public? until now.
Cassatt in his statements says that
"Goodwin's downfall was due to his
love of books. He was an enthusiast
over rare editions and expensive bind
ings. His early -embezzlements were
to gratify this taste. As years passed
he found. his shortage becoming great
er, and took more money for specula
tion in cheap stocks in the hope of
recovering himself. I had the utmost
confidence in Goodwin, as he had been
with the lirm thirty years."
INQUEST HELD OVER
REMAINS OF CALLAHAN
The inquest held yesterday after
noon over the remains of Charles Cal
lahan, the man who was killed by a
Rock Island passenger at the Forti
eth street iaduct yesterday at
noon, found in accordance with the
facts as published, in yesterday's Ar
gus, making no attempt to fix the
The jury was composed of Karl
Bickel. foreman; 11. K. Robb. II. 1.
Keys. .1. F. Johnson. John Young and
Officer Charles Moody. Little fur
ther information concerning the un
fortunate man's past was brought out
in the evidence.
The general impression among his
fellow workmen was that he was sin
gle. He had expressed an intention
of going to Chicago as soon as he had
saved etioiiirh money to do so.
The. body lies .unclaimed at the
Knox undertaking establishment,
none of the relatives having been lo
cated and nothing more learned of
the dead man's past.
ANOTHER SUCCESS SCORED
BY THE CHORAL SOCIETY
The third in the series of concerts
arranged by the Rock Island Choral
society was given before a large audi
ence last evening- at Augnstana chap
el, this excellently trained organiza
tion repeating the former successes
that have made for it a permanent
place in local musical affairs. Prof.
C. F. Toenniges. to whose efforts the
high standard reached by the chorus
is due. directed, as usual, having the
assistance of W. A. Paarmann as vi
olinist. Mrs. .1. W. Conk, organist, and
Miss Mae Culton, pianiste. The pro
gram consisted of a variety of. selec
tions, the majority of which were on
the lighter order, and all of which
proved immensely popular with the
MR. JOHNSON CONFIDENT
OF CARRYING KANSAS
Head Attorney J. G. Johnson, of the
Modern Woodmen. left last night for
his homo iu Kansas. Before his de
parture he stated at the head office
that he expected to carry his home
state. vhich was equivalent to say
ing that he expected the support of
Kansas for the head consulship of the
The board of directors of the WimkI
men adjourned last evening and all
the members except R. I). Smith have
departed for heme. The law commit
tee is still in session, but is expected
to adjourn this evening.
I.ooklnE Ktvtne Over.
Kevvanee Press: Kevvanee has one
good hotel, but there is room in this
city for another one. And there are
rumors and rumors that there will be
a new first class hostelry built here
in the near future. The latest rumor
of this sort represents that the owners
of the National hotel of l'eoria and
the Harper house in Rock Island were
in Kowanee a few days ago looking
over the field with a view to securing
a site for a large hotel building. What
they finally decided to do in the mat
ter could not be learned.
a powder charge from a shell and un
dertook to unwind a fuse connecting
the powder chamber with the percus
slon cap. This caused sufficient fric
tion to Ket off the cap and explode the
Cold Closes the Schools.
Kalama'oo, Mich.. Feb. 20. Owing
to the intense cold Wednesday schools
were closed and traffic was at a stand
still. The wind. blew forty miles an
hour and was accompanied by a heavy
snow f all. .
But is Killed After Put
ting Up Desperate
IN BOARDING HOUSE
Locks Himself in Room
and Uses His
New .Orleans. La. Feb. 20. A nogrd
named Lafayette Sims barricaded
himself in a negro boarding house
early this morning and defied the po
lice, shooting frequently at them.
Sims was finally killed by the olli
cers, but not until after the tire de
partment had beer called out and a
cotton bale saturated with oil and
sulphur had been thrown into
Landlord Calls Pollc-e.
The- negro refused to unlock
door and the landlord sent for
UNDER FALSE COLORS
"Lieut. Col. F. Seymour Harrington''
Turns Out to Be Noted
St. Louis. Feb. 2i. The man serv
ing a six months" term at the city,
work house, who lived here for sonic
time as "Lieutenant Colonel F. Sey
mour Harrington, a member of tho
British nobility," and married a lady
of Kansas City who believed his
stories of wealth and title, was yes
terday positively identified as George
Barton, a noted English criminal. A'
picture of Barton received from Scot
land Yard completed the identification,
and finally the prisoner himself ad
mitted it too.
Barton said: "The crimes that I
committed in England are atoned for.
I have served my time and am not
out on a forged pardon as has been
stated and the records there will show
it." Barton was arrested several
weeks ago after an encounter with tho
brother of Wilhelmina Cochrane, of
Kansas City, whom lie had duped into
marrying him. It is said he has sev
eral other wives in the United States."
CRUSH AT THE POPE'S
JUBILEE THIS MORNING
Rome, Feb. '0. There was a tcr-
11 f? t
st niggle to get into the Hull of
lieutifi cranio n.
where Rope Leo held
his jubilee reception today. People
were swept' on their teet and women
overcome, but only one was really in
jured. His holiness was borne in a.
sedia. gestatoria on the shoulders of
eight men. The pope wore a gor
geous robe and u triple crown on his
head. He bestowed the benediction
right and left as he passed through
the cheering concourse.
The enthusiasm was great and tho
desire to touch the hem of the popes
gown was intense. The pope complet
ed the functions of hi jubilee with
out undue fatigue. I'pon returning
to his apartments he exclaimed:
'lhis is really Ihe happiest day or
MAN KILLED IN FALL OFF
SCAFFOLD AT DAVENPORT
.V ircaffold supporting five men I'D'
gaged in slating the roof of the or
phans' home in Northwest Davenport
broke this afternoon. The men were
precipitated to the ground, a distance,
of 25 feet, .loh n C. Davies. aged .V)
years and the .father of a family of
20 children, was killed. The others
were injured, but none fatally.
WHERE THEY SHOOT FIRST
AND THEN INQUIRE
New Decatur. Ala., Feb. 20. In Win
ston county yesterday, through a
misundVrstanding of the relation-hip
between his sweetheart and her
brother whom he had never met be
fore, William .Lines shot and killed
his affianced, Maggie SchafT. aged l'J,
and seriously wounded her brother,
Jones, and then shot) and killed him
self. HOUGHTON, MICH., HAS
EARLY MORNING BLAZE
Houghton, Mich.. Feb. 20. Fire
breaking out in Miller's department
store early this morning. did clamaga
of nearly $150,000. The heaviest los
ers are: L. Miller, general merchan
dise. $S5,000, anil .. F. Leopold, out