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I . MOCK
VOL. LiLII. NO. 54.
HOCK ISLAND, Ilili., MONDAY, DJEC1GMBE1K 21, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SAYS HER HUSBAND
CAN GUESS AGAIN
REPLY OF THE JAP
HONOR MEMORY OF
A LAST SURVIVOR
1 A WRECK
FIVE DEAD IN
Roscoe VV. Derby Mur
ders His Wife and
WILL NOT MISS HER
Rorr.e Tribuna Was Too Enter
prising in Finding That Money
for the Pontiff.
Russia Asked to Recognize Cer
Why Mrs. Marie Danfurths Wants
Block of Granite Dedicated to David
Kennison of Boston
Divorce Married Bliss
Another Force of Colom
SHIPS ARB' ON GUARD
rormidaDle rleet on
Both Sides of the
Colon, Dec. 21. Information is re
ceived tliat alwnit 100 Colombian
troops have landed at the Island of
l'ines, at the western ent ranee of the
C 11 1 f of Darien. in Panama territory.
It offers ever3v facility for camping
and as a base of observation. The
United States cruiser Mayflower left
yesterday for the Island of Pines to
obtain confirmation of the report.
Washington. Doc. 21. The navy de
partment has now a very, formidable
array of vessels on duty at the isth
mus of ranama. To the south of the
isthmus are the Concord, the P.cston,
the Wyoming and the Marbleliead. to
be augmented by the New York. Hear
Admiral Class' regular flagship. To the
cast of the isthmus are the Mayflower,
the Prairie, the Atlanta, the Nashville
and the Bancroft. Proceeding south
ward to join the other vessels under
immediate command of Hear Admiral
Coghlan- is the Olympia, his regular
flagship. Naval officials say that so
far as the rer.oits at hand show no
Colombian troops have, been discov
ered on the southern part of the isth
mus, while on the other side the only
one seen have been those on the shore
bordering on the Gulf of Darien.
More Columbian Troops Moving.
The following has beem received
from Admiral Glass, dated at Colon:
Hanihurg-Amcricau Steam Packet
company s steamer (. hristiania, from
Cartagena, Dec. 17, reports that
cruiser Carta gona sailed to the north
ward date missing . with r.fo men
to go to rendezvous in Gulf of Darien."
Colombian I.oyal to Colombia.
Colon, Dee. 21. News received from
the coast is to the effect that San
tander. Antioquia and oilier depart
ments In Colombia continue tlu.r of
fers to raise money and enlist new
battalions to defend the national in
tegrity. At a large meeting held by
Cartagena Liberals on Nov. "0 resolu
tions were passed offering their serv
ices in defense of t-he republic and
in the maintenance of public order. A
board of control consisting of rivemem
bers was appointed to raise pub
lie subscriptions throughout the de
partment of Holivar in aid of the na
tional government, and in order to
meet the heavy expenditure arising
from the critical situation.
"Wires" Between Marroqnin and Keyes.
Panama. Dee. 21. News lias been
brought here by thesteamer Martinique
from Savanilla that two battalions of
Colombian troops have left Savanilla
for Quidedo. A passenger on the Mar
tinique declares that there is a growing
feeling on the part of the -people, of
the department of Polivar to accept
the situation on the isthmus. It is re
ported that President Marroqnin "re
cently sent this cablegram to General
Iioyos at Washington: "Any negotia
tions which do not look to the re
establishment of the integrity of Co
lombia will not bo acceptable." Gener
al Heyes is said to have replied in
part, as follows: "All aggression
against Panama will be disastrous for
Colombia. I will undertake further
Washington. I). C, Dec. 21. The
secretary e.f the treasury has receiv
ed an envelope postmarked Dubuque,
Iowa, with a conscience contribution
Our Minister to
Washington, 1). C. Dee. 21. llecause
his silk hat touches the eaes of the
legation when he stands on its steps.
Horace X. Allen, United States minis
ter to Corea. wants a new building
erected. He lias written the state de
partment about it.
"Why does lie stand on the steps?"
Assistant Secretary Adee, who is the
joker of the state department, asked
when he read the letter.
Or he might get a golf cap. or take
off his silk hat." suggested Chief Clerk
Michaels, of the state department.
Without intending to afford amuse
ment, for the officials of the depart
ment, Minister Allen thinks it hard
enough leing this government's rep
resentative at Seoul without having
to live in a tumble down legation.
Chicago, Dee. 21. "He said he was
tired of married life, and that it was
not what it was cracked up to be," said
Marie Danfurth in Judge Kavanagh's
court of her husband, Albert Danfurth,
former president of a boiler company
and later secretary of a commission
sent by the St. Louis exposition to Mo
rocco. In January. 1101, he scut me to
school in Itoston, saying I could pre
pare myself to make by own living
said Mrs. Danfurth.
"lie came to see me only once, and
then it was for only ten minutes. We
were married July 21, I'.MH), at Deca
tur. 111. He took me to live with his
parents after we were married. One
day his mother and I went through his
suit case and found a pair of woman's
stockings. His mother reprimanded
him, but it didn't tlo any good, as he
said lie wanted his freedom, and could
not stand it to be married." Danfurth
is said to be living in Charleston, 111.
POLITICIANS IN A
FIGHT DOWN SOUTH
Arkansas Governor and Supreme
Court Judge in Personal
Hope. Ark.: Dec. 21. lulling the
joint discussion here by the three can
didates for the Democratic nomination
for governor a personal encounter oe
curred between two of the candidates.
Governor Jefferson Davis and Asso
ciate Justice Carroll D. Wood, of the
supreme court. Governor Davis struck
Judge Wood on the side of the head,
causing blood to flow freely.
As .Indue Wood attempted to re
taliate he was seized and kept from
reaching the governor. Later he dis
engage I himself and struck the gov
ernor on the arm. The two principals
were arrested and placed under lvond
for their apeparance in the mayor's
court, Jan. 1. Davis had charged
Wood with being a traitor and "knif
ing" him (Davisi.
SULTAN CLIMBS DOWN AGAIN
After Protesting That I'ncle Sam Wan All
1Vr.o nt Aliwanilri'ttaniKl the
Turks All KIght.
Constantinople, Dec. 21. The porte
has agreed to the demands of the
United States government, and lias or
dered the governor of Aiexandretta to
make ample apology to Consul Davis
for the insults and assault to which
he was subjected by the police of Alex
andretva while he was escorting to a
departing steamer a naturalized Unit
ed States citizen named Attarin. who
had been liberated from prison through
the intervention of Davis.
United States Minister Leishman tir
rhed at a friendly understanding in
the premises with Tewfik Pasha, the
Turkish foreign minister, who agreed
to the demands of Minister Leisbnian.
The porte notified the United States
legation orally and in' writing of the
instructions telegraphed to the vali of
Aleppo to order the governor of Alex-andrctt-i
to call on Consul Davis im
mediately upon his arrival at Aiexan
dretta and offer to him a complete
apology. The porte has also promised
to punish the police officials who as
saulted Consul Davis, and will allow
Attarin to depart unhindered.
Historic Chnrch Destroyed.
Salem. Mass.. Dee. 21. The historic
South Congregational church, whose
100th anniversary was to have lieon
celebrated next month, has boon com
pletely destroyed by tire. The church
was topped by a spire Mui feet high,
which was based on plans of Sir Chris
topher Wren, the famous Iondon archi
tect of the seventeenth century. The
bell was cast in London in ISO".
Kednctfon In Fri.ce or Co&i.
Torre Haute, Ind.. Dee. 21.
A reduction in the price of coal at
the mines in Sullivan and Greene coun
ties lias been made from $2.2r to $2
for lump, and from $1.75 to $1.50 for
run of mine.
Tall for His Job
"I am 0 feet 2 inches tall without
my hat," proudly boasts Minister Al
len. "My office is 12xH, with a ceiling
0 feet 0 inches high."
"Well, he shouldn't wear his hat in
the house, anyway," declared llepre
sentative Dinsmore, of Arkansas, a
member of the committee cn foreign
"The kitchen unfortunately is at the
front of the house." complains Mr.
Allen, "and this is disagreeable. The
four bedrooms are satisfactory ex
cept that they are right down on the
ground and are most unhealthf ul in
the summer rainy season. Having
barely escaped with my life after a
three months' run with malarial fe
ut, I have been comjH'lled to build
myself a summer home in the coun
try. I do not stay at the legation at
night or during the summer months."
SO THEY SAY AT THE VATICAN
They Wish It Had Been True, for the
J?ope Is in Need of Money Pe
ter's Pence Fall Off.
Rome, Dee. 21. At the Vatican the
statemeutof The Tribuna that Cardinal
Gotti. prefect of the propaganda, had
handed Pope Pius $'UHX,000 iu hank
notes, said to have been confided to
Cardinal Gotti by the late Pope Leo,
was denied. The facts are said to be
that the present pope. Immediately aft
er his ascension to the throne, received
$8,400,000. as indicated in a part of the
late pope's will which was not made
public. The delivery of the money was
effected by Cardinals Gotti, Kampolla
and Cretoni, Pope Leo's executors, and
this gave rise to the story in The Tri
buna. Holy See in ed of Money.
The financial condition of the holy
see is unsatisfactory and causes the
pope preoccupation. When the tem
poral power fell Pius IX maintained
the salaries of all the clerks, officers
and soldiers who did not take service
under the Italian government, which
represented a great outlay for years.
Keeently salaries and pensions were di
minished, but even now the annual ex
penditure of the Vatican amounts to
about $1,400,000. At the death of Pope
Pius IX the amount at the disposal of
the holy see did not reach $8,000,000.
The contributions known as "Peter's
pence," which have been one of tho
chief sources of the holy see, have di
minished, especially in France.
She Sent Him to the Republican.
A priest of one of the aristocratic
French parishes was in the habit while
in the quest of "Peter's p;nee" to call
yearly on a devout lady, and receive
$4,000 from her. After the papal adhe
sion to the republic the priest paid his
annual visit to the lady, who said: "Oh,
yes. It is our duty to assist the holy
father." Thereupon she gave the priest
$4. Xotieing the look of stupefaction
she remarked: "The pontiff is now the
friend of the Republicans. They will
help him." In a Jesuit church here.
one of the most fashionable in Koine, it
has been difficult to collect $20 for "Pe
ter's iH-iice." Such a situation render
ed it necessary to use the capital of
the holy see. which is a matter of most
serious thought on the part of Pope
Pius, who lias ordered that the strict
est economy be observed.
Congratulations to Hi Holiness.
Some of the personages who were
received in audience by the pope con
gratulated him upon the receipt of the
unexpected millions alleged to, have
been taken to him by Cardinal Gotti.
In answer the iontiff smiled and said:
"While it is almost to the contrary. I
wish it were true, as it is most ditti
cult to settle the finances of the Vati
can so that there will be enough for all
Trihunn Sticks to Its Story.
The Tribuna insists on Hie correct
ness of its story regarding the finding
of the money, but says that it may
have been mistaken as to the figures.
The paper also says that behind the
hangings in the late Leo's bedroom
was found the ring given Leo by the
sultan of Turkey at the time of the
late pope's illness. The ring, the pa
per says, cost $210,000.
THIRTEEN MAY HAVE PERISHED
Seven Known To lie Dead ami Six Missing
of the Students of a Iturned
Nashville, Tcnn.. Dec. 21. It has
developed that six of the negro girl
students who occupied Iiust dormitory
of Walden university, which burned,
are missing. They are: Maggie
Shroufe. Dover, Ky.; Mabel Stewart,
Quito, Tenii.: Pessie M. Oliver. Tus
caloosa. Ala.: Eva Jamison. Winches
ter. Tenn.: Cora liryant. Cleveland.
Miss.; Adele Christian, Greensboro.
Search of the ruins lias resulted in
the recovery of two charred and un
recognizable bodies, which makes the
number of known dead seven. Those
who escaped from the burning building
were clad only in their night robes,
and saved nothing, and though con
tributions have been liberal wearing
apparel is still badly needed by the
unfortunates. Among the many tele
grams of condolence is one from Hook
er T. Washington.
AVeJI, Who Kohhed the Rank ?
St. Francis. Kan.. Dee. 21. The jury
in the ease of A. Wilson, charged with
robbing the Ilawlins county treasury
in lt)01, rendered a verdict of not guil
ty. Wilson was charged with hiring a
cracksman from Chicago named Kelly
to break open the vaults in the treas
ury. Kelly is in jail hut it is thought
that case against him will now be dis
missed. Warner in His Home Town.
Clinton. 111., Dec. 21. The people of
Clinton. Representative Vpasian
Warner's home town, gave hini a not
able reception on the occasion of his
home coming, the first since he be
came a formal candidate for governor
on the ReDublic.au ticket.
Fast Train Runs Into
an Open Switch Near
Fort Scott, Kas.
And Precipitated Down
Kansas City, Mo., Dee. 21. The Me
teor, the fast train on the St. Louis &
San Francisco railroad, was w recked
at Godfrey. 15 miles south of Fort
Scott. Kans.. earlv today.
The train ran into a switch and all
cars except the sleeper were derailed
ind turned over.
Nine persons were killed and over
twenty injured. The dead and injur
ed were taken to Fort Scott.
The crew of the freight train which
preceded the Meteor left the switch
open. The pussenger train was run
ning at full speed when the switch
was reached, and was precipitated
down a slight embankment. The
FNGINKKK I)i:Wi:i:s. Fort Scott.
COXm'CTOn HOYT. Topeka.
I'll! KM AX KISIIAKD. Fort Scott.
News agent. .
JOHN i;i;i'l.A KKK, news agent.
.IAMKS 11. TWV.MAX. colored.
ASA M OKI LAX 11. Kansas.
IOIIX ( Ol.Itl.V Oklahoma.
.IOK COUP, IX. Oklahoma.
In j it red:
SlIKUIIJAX KAXAP.LK. Oklahoma,
I'.. F. GAi;i;OWAV. .lonesboro. Ark.,
Among the serious.! injured are .1.
I). Itryant. of Da eupuri . Iowa: .1. W.
Guill, of Olliuuwa. Iowa, and Joseph
II. Donahue, of Franklin. III.
Kxpivss Messenger Fell died later,
making the total number dead 10.
lew Ksc-ape I'nhuil.
Almost every passenger on the
train except those in the sleeper, who
escaped with a severe shake-up, was
injured, some serioiis.1v.
F. R. COUDERT DEAD:
A NOTED LAWYER
Closes Career at Age of 71 Passes
Away in Wash
ington. Washington. Dee. 121. Frederick R.
Couilert, the welt-known lawyer of
New York city, is dead of an effect ion
of the heart with which he had suf-
FREDERIC B. COUDERT.
fered for several years. He was 71
years old. Coudert wth his wife and
an unmarried daughter was spending
the winter in Washington, where he
hoped to escaiK! the; severity of the
climate of the more northern city.
In addition to the -members of his
Immediate household there were with
him when the end came Mrs. Fred.
Honed let. of New York, a widowed
daughter, and Mrs. Colonel J. P.. P.ell
iiiiger. a married daughter. Frederick
Ii. Coudert. Jr.. a son. is expected here
from the south. Funeral services will
he held at St. Patrick's cathedral in
New York city tomorrow morning, and
interment will be made at Calvery
cemetery in I'rooklyn.
WirE MURDERER HANGS
HIMSELF IN CHICAGO JAIL
Chicago, Dec. til. Saloonkeeper
lames Vleck, who a f;w days ago
choked his wife to death, killed him
self in his cell in the county jail today
by strangulation, tying a handker
chief tightly about his throat.
NOT IN NATURE OF ULTIMATUM
Conflicts Occur at Chemulpo and
Masampho Between In
habitants. Tokio. Dee. 21. Japan's reply to
lUis.sia- was handed to llarou De Kosen
this afternoon at a conference be
tween the Russian minister and For
eign Minister Koniuru at the Russian
Japan's reply is in no way in the
nature of an ultimatum, hut asks
Russia to rerognize certain essential
points in her reply to Japan. ISaron
De Rosen has sufficient I v recovered to
Numerous Conflicts Keported.
Paris. Dee. 21. A dispatch from
Seoul says: "Numerous conflicts have
occurred at Chemulpo and Masampho
between Japanese and Corea n inhabi
tants. "Japanese telegraph operators have
charge of the line from Svoul to the
coast. 'Hie possibility of Japanese
troops being landed to preserve order
is being discussed, but it would only
be done with the consent of the Rus
COMPLIMENT FOR LOOMIS
President Koosevelt Takes Pains to Em
phasize Ills Approval of the New
Washington, Dec. 121. In addition to
complimenting him publicly i i: the of
fice of. the White House before a
number of callers upon his ijuill club
speech devoted to the Panama ques
tion. President Roosevelt lias written
a personal letter to Acting Secretary
Looinis recording his appreciation of
the "energetic, tactful and comprehen
sive" treatment of a difficult subject
by the acting secretary. Letters also
are coining to Loomis from all parts
of the country congratulating him up
on his speech, i
Washington. Dec. 21. After a ses
sion of two and a quarter hours the
senate adjourned until Jan. 4. The sit
ting was devoted largely to a speech
by Pettus of Alabama on the situation
in Panama, in which he criticised the
administration's action from a legal
standpoint. During the executive ses
sion Morgan moved a reconsideration
of the con ruination of ltuchanan as
minister to Panama, l'uchanan is on
his way to his post.
The house after being in session for
half an hour adjourned for the holiday
recess. A resolution was agreed to by
which the iost master general was re
quested to forward to the house papers
in connection with the post office inves
tigation. This action followed the vaca
tion of the proceedings of the day be
fore by which the matter was put into
the hands of a house committee, and
was for the reason that the vote so dis
posing of the matter was found to be
TRACTION AND 'PHONE WIRES
Drt-lsio.i That Is Impnitant Where Those
Lines Come Into Contact - Case
To He Appealed.
.ebanoiv City. Ind.. Dec. 121. Judge
S. R. Art man- has rendered an im
portant decision in a case involving
the rights of telephone and electric
railway companies. The new Long
Distance Telephone company, of Indi
anapolis, was plaintiff in a suit against
Townsend. Reed & Co.. builders of the
Northwestern Traction line." and asked
that the latter be enjoined from inter
interfering with its wires. The court
found for the defendants.
Judge Artman held that where a
traction company has to string Its tiol
ley wires in a certain way telephone
companies are required to change their
wires to conform thereto. A telephone
company cannot enjoin a traction com
pany from this interir.g with its wires,
but may recover from the traction com
pany by n suit at law the expenses
incurred by the enforced change of
wires to conform to those of the elec
trie line. The plaintiff appealed the
case to the supreme court.
Had to Kat Snow lor Thirst.
East St. Louis, III.. Dec. 121 School
children were compelled to quench their
thirst by outing snow owing to the fail
ure of the water supply. The ice gorge
in the Mississippi river has left "o.OtK)
persons without water fit for use. To
relieve the stricken people fifteen tanks
of water will lo hauled each day from
P.ellevillo, 111., on the electric line.
! Cavalry Sail for the Philippines.
New York. Dec-. 21. With the sec
ond I'nited States cavalry on board the
United States army transport Kilpat
rick. bound to Manila by way of Suez,
has left iort. It is expected that the
voyage w ill occupy about fifty days.
HutrhiHOH "Oot There" All Kight.
Puffalo. N. Y.. Doc 21. The steam
er J. T. Hutchinson. Captain Smith
which left Detroit on Thursday for
this port, has arrived here under her
own steam. Durhig the voyage her
own pumps and two additional oi.es
placed aboard t Detroit were kept
constantly at work, four of her com
partments being filled with water.
Chicago. Dec. 21. The memory of
David Kennison. last siirvivt r of the
Uo-ton "ten party." lias been honored
by the unveiling of n huge bowlder
monument in Lincoln park. The stone
occupies a portion near the spot where
Kennison was buried in 1S."2, in what
was then the city cemetery of Cliiea
go. The ceremonies attending the un
veiling were conducted by the Soins of
the Revolution. Soils of the American
Revolution and Daughters of the Amer
ican Revolution, which societies are
the donors of the monument.
The bowlder was secured in north
ern Wisconsin. It is seven feet in
length, nliout four feet in breath
stand three feet above the ground
and weighs several tons. A bronze
plate upon it bears the names of the
societies and the date of Kennison's
death, which occurred in the 110th year
of his life.
$250,000 Fire at Keokuk. Iowa.
Today One Workman
Keokuk. Iowa. Dec-. 21. Fire today
destrrved the main buildings of the
Hubinger Pros", starch factorv. The
iss is 2.".0.()00: insurance of $100,000.
An explosion in the dryer room
tarted the blaze.
One workman is missing.
PASSENGERS ON DISABLED
STEAMER REACH LAND
Flushing. Holland. Dec. 21. Passen
ers of the Red Star line steamer Fin
land. Antwerp for New York, which
went ashore here, have been iaooed.
Ihe Finland is leaking. Her cargo is
FUNERAL TIE-UP AT CHICAGO
Bodies Have To He Taken to the Ceme
teries iu Any Sort of a Yehh-le
Chicago. Dee. 21. Undertakers'
wagons and street cars are used at
Chicago to convoy the dead to the
cemeteries. In nearly every instance
the funerals are watched by union
pickets, who are there to see that no
livery carriages form part of the fu
neral procession. The most promi
nent funeral was that of Judge Hutch
inson, for fifteen years on the bench
of the superior court. The reiiiain-s of
Judge Hutchinson were taken to Oak
woods cemetery in an undertaker's
wagon, while the private carriages of
his personal friends were used for the
pall-hearers and immediate friends of
While strike sympathizers surround
ed the home of Dr. O. W. Lewke. cor
oner's physician, the doe-tor told his
friends he would drive the hearse that
bore the body of his wife to Waldheim
cemetery. "I will have a loaded shot
gun across my knees and I will shoot
the first man who tries to interfere
with me." he is said to have declared
to his friends. To this condition has
the strike brought this city. The em
ployers say there are- plenty of men
willing and anxious to work, but they
are afraid in view of recent experi
ROUGH ON THE INVENTOR
Fire Destroys a New Compressed Air Mo
tor lie Had Invented Just Keady
Tor the Test-
Lansing. Mich., Dec. 21. liion J. Ar
nold, the Chicago engineer and inven
tor, sustained a heavy loss here in the
destruction by lire of his. new alter
nating current 'compressed air motor,
which, it was said, bid fair to revolu
tionize railway transitortation. The mo
tor was ready for the final test, which
was to have been made today
in the presence of experts from the
United States and foreign countries.
The Lansing. St. Johns and St. I-ouifl
Electric Railway company lost $100.
000 worth of oars and equipment In the
same fire. Arnold is in New York city,
and word was sent him there of the
Men Pursued Four Miles
Duluth. Minn.. Dec. 21 C. J. Chap
man, of Duluth. a traveling salesman
for a drug company, and a youth nam
ed Frank Terry, have just had a thrill
ing experience ith wolves in the
wilds of Minnesota. Chapman engag
ed a team at I'ine IJiver to take him
to Iiackus, 12 miles distant. l'erry
was in charge of the team.
Sooli after dark, and while four
miles from lUickus, five wolves came
up Itehind them. Perry was frighten
ed and so were the horses. Chapman
took the re'ns and told Perry to beat
off the wo-ves with the whip. The
horses were urged to a run.
The team was becoming xhausted
when a happy thooght occurred to
AND THEN SUICIDES
Despondent Over Im
poverished Condi- .
tion of Family.
Cleveland. Dec. 21. Poscoe W. Den
by a machinist about 47 years old.
exterminated his family by shooting
his wife. Tii three children and then
himself. The crime is believed to have
been due to ilespoinh-iiey over the im
poverished condition of the family
purse and the near approach of Cbrkt
mas. The crimes were extraordinary
in their thoroughness, and there was
evidently no mishap in their enact
ment. The wife was killed first, while
sleeping at her husband's side in bed;
two of the children we re killed as they
rau hither and thither through the
hor.se in the darkness of early morn
ing, endeavoring to escaie their merci
less parent. Tin third c hild was killed
h its bed. after its elder brother and
sister had been killed.
Had Premeditated the Crime.
The dead are: Koseoe W. Derby;
his wife. Delia: Harold, aged ,N; Alice,
aged 7. and Thomas, aged 5. Derby
had been downtown as late as 11 p.
m.. ostensibly shopping, but in all
probability securing ammunition for
his revolver. When lie got home his
wife and he talked with a neighbor
who had bee" n calling over the ap
proaching festival. Derby seemed pale
and nervous. Shortly after his arrival
at home the lioighlx.r left and tin Der
by family went to bed.
Done in the Karlv Morninjr.
The crime is believed io have been
committed about 4 a. m. Mrs. Derby
was shot io death In bed. two bullet
having been fired into her forehead
and a third, probably tired after the
e-hildreii had 1'mi e'xterminated. in the
back of the neck. Mrs. Derby proba
bly was killed during sh ep. the ex
pression on her face being calm and
peaceful. The two oldest children
probably had a struggle with their in
furiated psire-nt. The boy evidently
was caught by his father in a strong
grasp ard held w hile the weapon was
placed against the little fellow's fore
head and the bullets sent into his
brain. There was also evidnce of ;t
struggle on Alice's part.
Had Tried His I.urk in Helling.
A number of poolroom race cheeks
were found about the house, showing
that Derby had been trying his luck
on betting. The first knowledge of
the crime was communicated in a let
ter written by Derby to a friend who
lived not far away, ami which was
sent, him by seeial delivery. The let
ter was to the effect that when It had
been received the Derby family would
le dead. When the friend hurried to
the house all that had been promised
was seen to have heen fulfilled.
JEALOUS HUSBAND KILLS
HIS WIFE AND HIMSELF
Centerville. Iowa. Dec. ,M. L. W.
Hern, a farmer residing southifst of
here, shot and fatally wounded his
wife at church last night and then
killed himself. Jeah us.
ALD. JOHN J. BRENNAN IS
GIVEN TEAR IN PRISON
Chicago. Dee. 21. Aid. John J. Uren
nan was today sentenced to one year
in the house of correct ion on a e-harge
of complicity in ward election frauds.
Sen. John C. lilark Accept.
Washington. Dec. 21. fleneral John
C. Black has accepted the c ivil service
commissionership. and the president
will send in his nomination when coifc
gress reconvenes Jan. 4.
By Ferocious Wolves
Perry. He had a well stocked lunch
basket, and begun throwing out its
contents to the wolves. The animal?
stopped to cpiarrel over the morsels,
and when they resumed the chase an
other small cjnantity of food was
One-half mile from Iiackus the last
bit of food was thrown out and the
empty lunch box with it. The wolves,
fiercer and more eager than ever,
gained every moment. Chapman stoexl
up in the sleigh and lashed the tired
horses to a final effort. At the edge
of town the wolves uttered angry
howls of disappointment and gave up
the pursuit. One of the horses will
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