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VOL. L.LII. NO.
ROCK ISLAND, IliL., TUESDAY, JANUAllY 12, 1U04.
PKICE TWO CENTS.
SAW MILL BOILER
JURY IS STARTLED
YALE IN A PROTEST
COMES TO ITALY
Said to be Selecting
Place for Concen
tration of Troops
TO SECURE HELP
Woman at Chicago Swears That
Six Doors in the Iroquois
Theater Were Locked.
TALK OF W
Professor and Citizens Object to
Approval of Panama
Clew I'p Killins Six Men and Ser
Leader of Macedonians Aeks Sara-
forf to Lead an Expedition.
Bryan Declares It Will
Win in National
SPEAKS AT NEW HAVEN
Contest With Organized
Wealth the Only
Xrw u. ( .nn.. Jan. I.'. Wil-
ll.'im .1. P.ryan, at :i banquet here last
night sp d;e ii "A Conscience Cam
paign." He -aid the grentc.-t issue iit
present is IrlHr'-li plutocracy and
"Tin word campaign."" !: contin
ued, "sugge-is warfare. It is good
tactics to strike the enemy nln-ri1 lie
is Hcukisl illil t i 1 1 - the weapons
which are iiin-l effect iv . The weak
point (' every bad policy i- flint it
sacrifices human l iir i 1 1 s. in selfish in-li'i'csl-.
it ii' I todav. to prove ;i system
il. we onlv have to hti tli:i1 it vio
lates 1l:;it scn-e if ju-tico that is sat
isfied with nothing cs ll:;in 1(ii;il
lights to ;iii! . pccial pri v i leges, to
Conscience Must llrclde.
"The only appeal tli.-it i- pcruia in-iil
in it effect iveness an I enduring in
its ii-efu I j i : is tin- ; 1 1 -: 1 1 to con
science, .-tin! while il may ---ni wriik-iii-ss
in the I c i T : 1 :inl folly to the
sordid, it arouses ;i re-pell-o that is at
h-a-I irre- ist i Mi-. If w c would touch
t he conscience of otlll-rs we il!l "ivc
ov it It-lice thiit our consciences have
bootl j i ii i-kl IH-i ! .
'In- cnat i--ne ill ll:i 1 i 1 1 o- i- tlii-i-Mii'
Ic'vveeii man an I im:i ii1 ii'i.,1. be
tween plutooracv ;i:nl I'onmcra'- v . All
sill face quest ion - of puliev. of taxa
tion. ;;in! of icl' ii I;: t ion. en i of finance
;i : c I t : t h;.-es of that : Mnrv Im-g.
that w i i!i! wide struggle I "t w n the
common pi'i p!- and oi ya nicd wealth.
To s;iv that it (iocs not pav for ;i i
tion to violate tin- rights of I lie peo-pli-
of :i not her n:i t ion involves -n iniiili
rf ;m ! .' i t ii hi . subtraction in u ' t i pi ioa -lion
and tiivi-ioii flint nianv u"l lo I
in a iiini- of ma t hema t ic-. I'.ttt to :i
that "tin- wages of -in i s lioalh" is in
give an epitome of history that ac
cords with each person's experience.
Vliw from Moral Point.
"In dealing with the lin-l-. with fi
1 1 :i I n--. with labor pioli!iin. an! with
all thf othif 1 1 n-s l i n at isiii-. wi-imi-t
ii-w th-iii from a moral -tn'n!-i.i'inl
ami airaiiMi nrrv i I at the liar
i-f the pnliiii i'oii-ii'i.ii-.
"Will it win'.' Nothing -!- ili 'f
pel ma n ii i -nrci--. s ih-- tnartvr.
who. lsnii t-ais a''o. kni'i-linLr in pra
it whi'i- hnn'.'i ln-at i ! i 1 1 f !
Ilii-in. iiiM'ki-ii a powrr in I, t iir than
tin- iiL'ii ii- of 1,'nmi-. ni:;i it i- I'nt
onl po-ilili-. Imt iii'ii a r tii appeal
to that inoial -in t i ii n 1 1 1 wheh. when
aro;leii. will pioe nn'ie pnietit than
the i ii-i'."
HAVE BEEN WRONGED
(ovrrnor I'rgfM a Krruiul to lilt
Iowa Insurance Con
cerns. Ics Moinc-. Jan. 1.. ( . t iMnniins
todax read hi- own mc.age to the
.".oth general acmh! . i . t i ;.tteii-
ti"n ;ien to the recent cap":- I fir.
am! the ;it niKli a- ntL-cl t.i lake
i m media t e slcp- to ti.i:r the liain
age. The- govei iii.r irt uaiiv C l.ire.i
that i e-ii i a ncc in pa n ic- in Iowa
hae been limlcted to the am- mi t i f
mere th. in " '. Ti c .i-i'iiii' wa
urge! to reimburse ll.isr eon. t.i n :e
f. r ;nnii!!i' paid fi r "-pc i.ii" i ain
11 ! ate l in.it; lo ft i i air li.-ft.-i.
W;is'.:mi-i t. .I.in. 12 - Tin- th-; p:-"r
i f licii'eiiant general's sl.ncl.i.-r strap
l:ic!i (b-nc-al Cl.affee will wear were
pri-se!-tel to him by I.icutinn.t ilen--ral
Vnng with a note dated J in. p.
which si s that "Private Yoi.ng. o-n-ji.iiiy
K. Twelfth Pi-niis U a nia liiii-t'-er
infantry. pre-en?s his oi;'p::n.ents
to Priv.-ite CharT'. troi.ji K. Sixt'i
l"nit'd Stat- i-inilrr. and asks him io
aeeejit this pair of lietife:i :::t gi iier.'.l's
wrrt.ry Hay Out iifllif llniir.
Washington. Jan. 12 For the first
time in several weeks Secretary Hay
lias aiijMaril at the state department.
It had Iteen hi intention to make th
tay a short one. but somehow news
if his presence spread and he was
kept t his desk well along in the aft
ernoon. The secretary is looking very
Roll consklrTins bis long confinement. '
Tnstin, Mieh.. Jan. rj. The 1 toiler
in tlif saw- mill ovih1 ly II. W. Marsh,
of Manistee, located at Hiek.s" lake,
in Oseeola HIl.ty. exphxleil. -wreokeil
the mill and killed six men, iiijurinr
four others, perhaps fatally. The dead,
are: Ilert Lester. Ix-n (Hmse. Mark
r.radley. I". L. Morris. I-n Palton unJ
K. Ivers. Ail were married men aiid
lived at J Million.
The injured are: William Ward,
Iii;htnn: Iiorton Kather. Mi!llnok,
l'rneture of skull, ri'ht arm broken;
Alhert Iou;Iass. IMhton. sea lp wound
and one arm broken: inikiutwn man,
injr.red intei luilly.
Tie- explosion fK-eurril just sis the
men were preparing to start up lor
the a f ternoon. and the foree of the ex
ploiiiiiir Liiler tore tlie mill in p eees.
hurlini; the men in all directions. Itr-
tioiis oi' ih- mill were thrown hundreds
of leer. It is believed the explosion
was due to low water in the boiler.
ALD. ELLEN FIRST OF WATER
BOODLEES PLACED ON TRIAL
Orand Ki.ii.ls. M:-l... Jan. 12. In
tlr superior court has been begun the
trials of the oCieials. ex-oilicials and
prominent citizens arrested on charges
of corruption, with the Lake Michigan
wnter ileal, a a result of the sensa-
ional coiife s!on of I.ant K. Salsbury,
former ci.y attorney, alleging Avhole-
sale bribery and also perjury. It was
that of e.-Ah!erinati Jacib Kllen. on
the -ha rg of accepting a bribe to aid
the desil in th" coutn-il. Ex-Alderman
Malachi Kinney was to have been
placed on trial, but he was too ill to
appear in co'irt.
Not a single juror was accept d at
the close of the first day. Ten had been
passed by the proseeul ion and seven
by the defense witii no peremptory
challenges by either side, of the twenty-nine
names drawn twelve were still
in the bov. The witnesses subpi enaed
in the I'llen case ate Kant K. Salsbury.
Promoter I M. Carman. Judge K. I..
Xcwnham (who in addition to being a
witness presides at t Lie ttiali. M. I .
Sonii-k (cashier of the State Hiink of
Miehigatii. and Clay 1 1. 1 lollister (cash
ier of the Old National bank).
I'lan of Train WreoKer.
Florence. Colo.. Jan. 11. A freight
train was wrecked on the 1 enver and
Kio tiratide railroad at Adobe, near
this city, and on examination it was
discovered that the spikes arid tih
plates had been removed from two
rails. It is believed that tie- train
wreckers had planned to wreck tie
Pacific coast limited west-bound, which
was due to Adobe at the time of t he
accident, but which was ln hind time.
I'rrsiflcnt C. rants a Rspitf.
Washington. Jan. Tin president
has granted a respite until March
IN. l'.Nit. to ;ori.e Shclton. convicted
in Indian Territory of rape and sen
tenced to ! hanged on the l.'ith int
There is a n application ponding for
commutation of sentence based upon
allegations of insanity, and other ex
tenuating circumstances, and the re
spite is grafted in order to permit a
careful examination into tiie matter.
Will Not -- the .Arbitrator.
St. Louis. Jan. 12. The state board
of arbitration which has been consid
ering the strike of the St. Louis Trans
fer company's cab. carriage and bag
gage drivers, inaugurab'd Pec. 12. has
decided that the strike was called in
advisably and recommends that the
men return to work at the old wages.
Ceorge I tines, of I ml ia na tlis. nationnl
organizer of the Teamsters union. said
the men would not return to work.
I'ocim Moiioy I I'letit iful.
Louisville. Jan. 12. Never before in
the history of the Louisville Itailway
company has. so much counterfeit tin u
ey been passed on the vnriotts cmidue
tors as w itliin tin past ten days. The
conductors on the Sei-ond street line
have been the principal sufferers, al
though the men on other routes have
been victimized. Most of the money is
in Collars and half dollars.
Alliaiiianft Kailnir Troulito
Vienna. Jan. 12. According to n
dispatch from S.ira jevo. Itosnia. to The
Neue Freie Pre-so. -i.i.io Albanian
have dosed the road between Prizieii.
eighty-eight miles from Motistair. Ma
cedonia, and Sciitnri. capital of the
vilajet of the same name, their inten
tion In'itlg to oppose the new getld
armie orga niziil under the Aitstro-Ri.s-sian
Fight for sire-t Car Comlnrtnrm.
LaClosse. Wis.. Jan. 12 Chief of
Police Ityrne stopied all street car
which were without conductors, and
.'irr stcl the motormeii operating them.
Thi- was done ia accordance with the
ordinance passed some weeks ago pro
iding t'uat all strett cars in the ciiy
must have conductors. Tiie can's will
'e taken to the supreini' -ourt.
Mrikr of lilalrr ltrokrn.
Phiiadeipi ia. Jan. 12 Tlie strike of
glaziers inaugurated last nctoN-r at
the Surpass Hhired Kid factory of .1.
P. Matschue A; ". has t-n broken
and tLo niiil ha rsnnieil operat'.'iiit;
with a fu.I force. The glaziers were
taken back at their eld wa?es.
SAW PEOPLE FIGHTING FOB LIFE
Behind Them, She Deolaretl, but They
Proved To He Six Largo
Chicago. Jan. 12. Stat lie il by testi
mony to the effect that six additional
door opening from the see nd balcony
of the Iroipiois theater were closed
while th people fought frantically
ba.k of them to c-seajie fro: i the holo
caust, the coroner's jury adjourned to
verify personally the evidence. Amid
the ruins of the phi y hot; se the witness,
who accompanied the jurors, corrected
her testimony and admitted that what
she had taken tcr doors wire mirrors
over the foyer front of the second bal
cony. Tlie members of the jury heaved
a sight of relief at this discovery, for
the woman's evidence w:t the most
fctartling yet submitted.
Saw People Fighting to Get Out.
The witness who gave the jury and
the -oriner's officers such a fright was
Mrs. Kosa Lang. is::(i Oakdale ave
nue. Her testimony made a graphic
story of the lire, and with the exov'jK
lion of tie mistake in regard to the six
doors was clear and intelligent. In
its original form it was dramatic. In
her frantic flight from death in the
top bah-ony. Mrs. Lang Mopped at the
foot of the grand staircase and count
ed what she supposed to be six doors
back of which humanity fought to es
cape from terrible death. Since the
day of the holocaust Mrs. Lang h:'d
carried that horrible picture in her
Hit Much General Testimony.
When she first saw the tire she
thought it was a part of the play, but
it so alarmed her that she had no
in'nd for the performance of the dan
gers, and shortly afterward started out
and gained safety. The immediate ef
fect of the sensation caused by Mrs.
Lang's testimony and its correction is
a blow to much of the general testi
mony being taken by the coroner, as
showing the mistakes into which wit
nesses to the tire and panic fell, under
the strain of great excitement.
Diamond l!l us in tin? Deltri.
A diamond ring valued at 20 is
the tirst important tiud in the placer
mine" ojK-rated in the debris of tiie
Iroquois theater tire. Minute records
of the places In the theater from which
the debris comes, besides the value of
the articles found and other descrip
tive matter, are recorded to facilitate
WAIF OF A BATTLEFIELD
Iniiian llaliy Fonuii at Wounded Knee,
( linking; to II Ieal Mother's
Sioux Falls. S. I).. Jan. 12. Among
the in'w students at All Saints' school
is Lost Bird, the Indian baby which
was found clinging to its mother's
breast on Wounded Knee tvttlctiold
two days after the battle.
She was adopted by (Jeneral and
Mrs. Colby, theu of Nebraska, but now
of Washington, and has been sent to
Jtish' p Hare to be educated. She is
U years old.
Coiil Mine Strike SeltleiU
Taylorsvillp. 111., Jan. 12. The
strike of ; miners tit the Springtield
Coal company's mine here has ltten
settled, the company giving Andrew
Flesher. the engim-f-r to w hom the min
ers ob jected Itec.-iuse of hisalleged care
lessness, another plat-e. and substitut
ii:g William Sprevey in his place. The
uieti returned to work.
Promotion for General Itronke.
Washington. Jan. 12. Senator Quay
has introduced a bill authorizing the
president to appoint Major tJenoral
John II. F.rooko a lieutenant general
ou the retired list.
CHICAGO CITIZEN SEEKS ARREST OF THE
STATE OF OHIO ON GROUND THAT
IT IS IN REBELLION.
Chicago. Jan. 12. Declaring em
phatically that the slate of Ohio is in
rebellion against the Fniiod States, at.d
carrying a mass of 1-ook.s and papers
in a bundle on his back, the weight
of which almes; staggers him. a man
giving the name of George Gremm has
for several days been hcsio-aig offi
cers in the federal courts. Gremm
asked Fnifed States Commissioner
Foote to cause the arrest of Ohio, and
when the commissioner asked in wh.it
mant'.erOiuowasiu relwllioa his visitor
began unloading the bundle of liks to
provchisassertiou. Commissioner Foote
informed ; return there would biioplace
In which to lm k up Ohio if it were ar
rested, whereui-oii Gremm left the of
fice, greatly perturbed. loiter Com
missioner Foote received the following
et'er from Gremm:
"Ifar Sir I was in your office Sat
urday for the purpose to tile a charge
against jhe e-tute.cf l.M.io for a rebJIJoa
Secretary Root is Mov
to Make a Statement.
NO TROOPS TO PANAMA
Not Considered Likely
Any Will be Need
Wa.-hingti n. Jan. 1'. After 1 he cab
inet meeting to. lay Secretary Knot is
sued the following statement:
"The publication in various quar
ters of news iixiieating; that the gov
ernment is preparing to send troops
to the isthmus to carry on military
erat ions against Colombia has been
a source of cetisidcraSie annoyance
to the executive am!, the w;ir depart
ment ' War Kxlnts.
"No state of war exists betwei n the
two countries, and no i na ugu ra t ion of
hostilities is coiltemploted by this
government. No preparat ion for war
is being made.
"It is not believed by the president
nor by the sccrctarx of state that any
occasion f i r t he em plo v incut of troops
on tiie isthmus is likelv to ari-e."
ISSUE DISPOSED OF
New York Concerns Take the Entire
Amount at a
W a - hi nut on. Jan. P.. -The war de
part incut leiiay accepted the proposal
i f Harvey Kisk !v Sons, of New York,
representing Kisk A- I'ebin-on ami the
National Cit bank of New York, for
tin- entire S7.OtMi.iMM) la. ml i-sue of the
Phil'ppii.e government on account of
the paicha:C of the f.iai" laicN. at
HEAVY PENALTY FOR
F. II. Driggs Given Day in Jail and
rineofSlO.OOO for Postal
.cw York. Jan. 1 '2. - - K( 'ongrcss
niaii Kiiiiiunii II. Uriggs. f Brooklyn.
v:i today sentenced 1o i m pri-mi men t
for one day in jail air.! a tine of .lo.
uoo. Driggs was convicted of accept
ing money while congressman-elect
for securing a government contract
for the postollicc department.
JURY TO TRY MAGHEN AND
ASSOCIATES IS SECURED
Washington. Jan. P.'. The work of
impaneling a jury in the trial of Aug
ust Y. Maolien. the (ir)IT brolhers.
ami Dr. ami Mrs. Loreu on tin-charge
of conspiracy to defraud th'" govern
ment was completed today.
IN SISSION IN WASHINGTON
Washington. Jan. The demo
cratic national committee met hen
today for the purpose of deciding on
the time and place of Indding the next
democratic national convention.
.UD Ilst the l liiteil States, ai d J n'l
Mid you could not handle Mich a case
a!:d that you hail never hoard of sin h
a tiling. I realize such an expression
today, aial have come to the eoiiolns! .n
you must hai dle sin-la case. Yon are
an otiiocr sworn to uphold the rr.:i;j
tlltioll of the Fi:it d States. You ami
Mr. Chi'ds looked at me a if I was
dally. I say again the state of Onto
is in rebellion sigaii.t I'ni V Sam in
The highest degree, and I can jij-ov
it. I will make out an affidavit to ti.is
effect ii ml -cml it to yon today. If you
oommuniejite with the attorney gener
al of Ohio (Air. Sheets), he an tell jmi
about the lebeilien. but he Joid n . he
daren't pros"i-uto. s Le was w.irk.ng
for the Mate and not tigain-t it.
-it West Madison Str-t."
1-3 u ure of Jaeoh Meuser. prosecut
ing attort.y of Crawford county, O..
to prose tite a woman niomW-r of
lircnim's family fo-r the alieg-d mur
der of Lis 11-year-old daughter. Louise.
IN HANDS OF SENATOR HOAR
Tenets of International Lw Are
Declared to Have Been
New Haven. Conn... Jan. 12. Twen
ty prominent citizens of New 1 Liven,
headed by Professor Theodore S.
Wodsey. professor of international lav.
at Yale university. hae signed and
forwardiM to Senator Hoar a petition
asking that the senate defer formal
ratification of the llay-P.unau-Ynrilia
treaty, and that this government's ae
lion in Panama be subjected to care
ful and delibera.teinvestigation. Among
the signers of the petition are Frank-
in Carter, ex-president of Williams
college: Henry Wade lingers, dean of
tln Yale law school, and Professors
William J. Sumner ami John C.
Schwab, of the department of political
economy at Yale.
IjUvv to Govern.
After declaring that there is a rec
ognized body of law which ought to
govern the conduct of nations, irre
spective of their strength, the petition
.says i hat a belief has arisen in Hie
minds of many in this country and
abroad "that in our dealings with the
state of Colombia we have violated
and are about to violate the rules of
international law. and that we are
adopting a line of conduct toward that
country which we would not have
taken against a stronger power."
The petition further says that the
fact of Colombia's comparative weak
ness should make us the more careful
lo avoid the suspicion that we ate nick
ing an unjust use of our greater mw
er: that the mere existence of such a
suspicion is injurious to our honor and
IMattNot Inf irmetl.
vVasiungtoii. .Ian. 12. Senator
Piatt. of Connecticut. ' says that
he has received no information
concerning the action of the New Ha
ven people who have forwarded a pe
tition t Senator Hoar. "They may
have thought I would not present the
petition." jocularly remarked Senator
Phttt. He added: "There is a very
ilrong niiti-imperialist in New Haven
who is much opposed to the ratifica
tion of the Panama treaty, and pos
sibly he inaugurated the movement."
Keyes Finally Leaven.
Washington. Jan. 12. fb-neiul
Ileyes. 1 he Colombia n special minister
here. Lad an hour's conference with
the secretary of state at the hitter's
homo respecting the Panama situation.
He announced at the conclusion of the
interview that he probably would leave
for New York, not expecting to return.
The Associated Press has been in
formed that General Ileyes. in his last
note to the slate department, threat
ened to publish tin- correspondence be
tween himself and the state depart
ment, if the department did not see tit
to .semi it to the senate or make it
public. The state department ignored
this threat. Ileyes has left for New
York and will sail Saturday direct for
AI70THER VANDAL ABROAD
Kan-rci Develops Another Style of ( rank
)oid Oil Fainting Are tlie
Nil Here ri.
Topcka. Kan.. Jan. 12. Semi; one
unknown entered the Historical Loom
in the state capitol and cut a H.-ttioii
eight inches long and six wide out of
the center of the picture "Custer's Last
Panic." vhich Miss P.Ianche P.oiss. a
follower of Mrs. Carrie Nation, at
tacked with an n.e on Saturday.
Miss Pioiss. who was arrested last
week but released promptly on bail,
said she intended to totally de
stroy the picture, which shesaid should
lie removed leoairso it was thu gift of
a brewing ririn.
in lSTt'i. is tiie specific charge upon
which Gremm bases his complaint of
tel.eliion against the state of Ohio.
Gremm is a middle-aged German and
a mechanic by trade. He was M-en
at his place of abode. Wagner's hotel,
P.) West Madison street, where he Las
re.-itled for a jear.
The proprietor and guests ,,f the ho
tel know little of the mat:, as he is of
an extremely retiring disposition.
Gremm evidently has brooded for near
ly thirty years over t he incident, w hich,
he stive. Masted his ontir.' life. Living
a lonely life in lodging hfiie- has not
verved to comfort li s mii.d.
I)iel of aTliiiK'n l&low.
Thoriiliort. O. Jan. 12. Marcus W.
Hoy. the Zaiicsvi.le aiid Western rail
road station agent here, i- Pad from
wounds inflated on his head by un
known roblers. The agent hud tn-en
robbed of his own purse, leit the day"
receipts of 5t and his watch were not
Rome. Jan. 12. Ttoris Sara f off. the
Macedonian revolutionary leader
whose arrival in Home the press here
erroneously announced ou the Xrd inst.,
has just reached here. One of the chief
objects of Sarafoff coming to Italy is
to induce General Kiccioti Garibaldi
to lead an expedition, having for its
object the lilter.itum of Macedonia from
Turkish rule, similar to the expedi
tion which Garibaldi headed at the
time of the Greco-Turkish war.
GALESBURG AND KEWANEE
MEN GOV. YATES' APPOINTEES
Springtield. 111.. J. in. 12. Governor
Yates has unpointed John H. Pierce,
of Kewame. to be a member of the
St. Louis fair board, vice Martin IL
Madden, of Chicago, resigned. Frank
Mott. of Galesburg. was named to fill
the vacancy in the bureau of labor
statistics caused by the resignation of
F. S. Foyer, of Gulcsburg.
BECHTEL MURDER CASE
other anil Hie Oilier Member of the
Faiuil.T To Ito Tried as Acoensorles
After the Fact.
Allentovvu. Pa.. Jan. 12. District
Attorney Lichtcn Warner has de
cided to abandon the indictment of
murder again-t Catherine Itecntel.
mother of Mabel P.echtel, who was
killed last October. The aged woman
will be tried with her children Myrtha.
John ami Charles, on the charge of be
ing an tictessory after the fact. Alois
Kokstein. Mabel Hetohcl's accepted
suitor, will be brought to trial last,
and David Weisenberg. who also was
attentive to the young woman, will be
the first to face the jury.
"Weisenberg." said the district at
torney, "will be tried first and acquit-t-d.
so that he may qualify as a com
petent, witness. The importance of
this movement is obvious. It may seem
unjust to have a man indicted on a se
rious charge, tried and acquitted, sim
ply to wring from him what he knows
of a certain case. Hut I was forced to
it by the condition of circumstances."
1'ei il In a (Vlluloitl Comb.
St. .'ohns. Mich., Jan. 12. Mrs. Km
ma Sherman was sitting close to the
stove when there was a blinding, flash
anil her hair became a muss of flames.
Her mother rushed lo her help and
burned her hands severely in putting
out the tire. The fire h:td been caused
by the explosion of a celluloid comb
which had become overheated by be
ing brought too close to the stove.
jtlorgan'it Latest Kettoliitinn.
Washington. Jan. 12. Senator Mor
gan has introduced a concurrent reso
lution calling upon the president to
proceed, under I In- terms of the Spoon-m-
act, to construct an isthmian canal
on the Costa Pica and Nicaragua
route. The resolution went over under
Iliirtilll Visits tlie 1'reKlde.iiL.
Washington, Jan. 12. Governor
Dnrbin. of Indiana. ac-ompauiod by
Henry Clay Harris, ex Fnited States
minister to Austria, paid their re
spects to the president. . They are in
Washington to attend the international
conference on arbitration.
Too Much Fiieiinioula in olli.-oii.
New York. Jan. 12. Deaths from
pneumonia in this city last week, ag
gregating 2:it). are a using the depart
ment of health toadopt energetic means
lo cheek The progress of the disease.
Wisconsin Man Appointed.
Wat:ington. Jan. 12. The president
his sen to the senate the nomination
as depuf auditor for the navy depart
ment of Iiolurt S. Cowie, of Wiscon
sin. C'ont rart lorn FoKtofttce lluiMliitc.
Washington. Jan. 12. --The contract
for the construction of tin- new post
office building at Iowa City. Li.. h:ts
been awarded to Puller Pros., of St.
Paul. Minn., at S42.."(ni. work to be
completed by May 1, llo5.
An K pensive Krror.
The commuter started up from his
cient. twisted about, frowned and sat
down again as the train moved.
"Anything the matter?" asked the
chap who had got on at the last sta
tion. "Yes," replied the commuter gloom
ily "yes. there is. For the second tin"
this week the conductor has punched
my meal instead of my railroad ticket.
I mtiPt get glasses for him or for mr
telf:" Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.
Little EInier Papa, what in iwlite
ness? Professor Proadhead Politeness, niy
foii. is the art of not letting other jeo
p!e know what you really think of
them. Town Topics.
Man Oh. yes; she refused me. and
gave me do reasons whatever.
Maid Isn't ahe a saint? Judge.
Nature knows no pause in progress
and attaches her curse on all inaction.
IN COREAN TERRITORY
Assurance That Rights
in Manchuria Will
Tokio. Jan. I".'. -The final confer
ence before the throne to decide upon
the response to Ktissia was of long
duration ami its result is unknown.
It is said the response, which was
halted yesterday, was approved ami
that it will soon be delivered to the
Russian minister. 'i'iiis answer of
lapan is icardeil as a final step in
he negotiations. Public interest in
n' outcome is at lever heat and oc-
iclopiiient s are anxiously awaited.
Pckin. Jan. I:.'. Authentic inforuia
ioii has reached the legations here
that two divisions of Kiisian troops
ire coining by the iberiau railroail.
Port Arthur. Jen. 11.'. It is reported
icre that owing to threatening news
from Korea the commander of the llh
iiissian brigade has ooiio to the alu
river to select a temporary camp and
effect a concentration of troops.
Itllflit Will lie Olmervetl.
Washington. Jan. The IJns-iau
ambassador called yc-tcrt!a.v upon the
secretary of state ami coiivevetl lo
him the assurance of los ov cm incut
that the b'isian authorities would
place no oli-larlc in the way of a full
en jov 1 1 1 1 -1 I bv the powers having
treaties with ( hiua of a , 1 he rights
and privileges guaranteed bv such
t i i a I ics in Ma neh u ria .
EX GOV. BUSHNELL
OF OHIO STRICKEN
Former Head of Itnckeje State I:
Columbus. Ohio. Jan. I'-'. I'.x-liov.
P.nshncll suffered a s .ml stroke of
apoplexv this morning. Hi- condition
Columbus, o., Jan. 12. --Just as ho
arrived at the Fnioti station to take
a train for Spi iuglicl l ex i.tv ernor Asa
S. l'.iishni II w as stricken vvil h apoplexy,
and is now in a serious condition. The
atiendiug physicians i-onsider his con
dition most critical, and hold out very
little hope of recovery.
His carriage had arrived at the sta
tion and I he driver iqioii opening fiio
door found him in an almost uncon
scious condition. Will Grant, of Spring
field, who was passing, recognized th
situation, and jumping in to (he car
riage had it hurriedly driven to a phy
sician's otlice and then to the Grunt
FORMALITY OF HANNA'S
REELECTION IN OHIO
Columbus, Ohio. Jan. I'.'. The house
and senate voted sepa ia I c! today for
Fnited States senator, the house cast
ing sii for llanua and "1 for John II.
( lark (tloiii.). two republicans and one
democrat being absent. In the senate
H.'nna received "".) votes ami ( lark
I.0N0RS TO GEN. GORDON
II i Funeral to Take Place 'l liurxlay ami
To Ite Made an Kient In
Atlanta. Ga.. Jan. 12. Funeral ex
ercises which will be participated in
by distinguished men of the Miuth will
le held over the renin ins of General
John It. Gordon on next Thursday In
this city. The exerci-es. which will
be of eulogistic character, will be con
ducted in the house of i epi esi-ti ta t i v es
in the state house in this city.
I'nder the escort of Florida troops
and in the private car of Henry M.
Flagler. General Gordon's body left
Miami this morning. At the state line
an escort from the Ccoi gia militia ne t
the party. A proclamation h beein
isiied by Governor Terrell, ordering
that the day of the funeral be ob
served throughout the state. 'lYie flag
over the slate house has been placed at
half-mast, and flags were lowered ia
many buildings as a tribute of re
spect. His Hrefere-e.
"Th"y always speak of pugilism a
the fighting game.' "
T'v? noticed it."
"Well, tf that's a gam I'd ratbe
work tfcao pi iy." Brooklyn Eagle,