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VOl- L,lil. NO. 8.
ROCK ISliANO, ILL.., TUMAY, PJSIlItU AltY ::, lsiOl.
rBICJS TWO CENTS.
GR0FF NEVER SPOKE
BUT ONCE TO MACHEN
Decline of a Cent and a
Judge Holds Legislative Appor
tionment Contrary to
Young Man, Well-to-Do, Tries to
Kill His Mother and a
Testifies at Trial That He Made No
Reference to a
Russia Calls Out an Ad
ditional Force of
PREPARES FOR WORST
Officer Defines What
Japan Will Insist
St. Petersburg. I "r-l. 2. In :pi:-' J
(lie expressed hope of llussinii mi
Ihorities thiit tin present crisis wll
be passed ami th.it a piuilic solution
of tlu; Uusso-.lapa nose negotiations
will be i cached, it in "no longer con
cealed that Hussia is practically pre
pared for eventualities. The mobiliza
tion of the .Maii-hiirian reserves, has
been annoum ed.
lew of a Japanese Ottlrial,
London. I'cb. 2. One of Ihe high
est Japanese otlicials in London, who
has been intimately acquaint d with
every possible detail of the Kusso-.Iap-niieso
negotiations up to tin present,
math the following statement t the
Associated Press: T am oouvim --d
that the delay in sending Russia's '.e
pi.x is not for the purwso of enabling
th Bussian govcrnim lit to make fur
tler preparations for war. but that
Coin. t I.anistloilT is honestly trying to
bring the iratter in dispute to an am c
ahle settlement. The delay ehntly
means that a Una I struggle is joins
tin between the peace ami war parties
ill Itussia. I hope, ami I think, I may
add that I believe the peace iarty v. ill
I'oint I'poii Which .Inpan InHist-.
''l'he crux of tht" whole matter is
Russia's a-siwam-es regarding C'li iiiesi
ovoreignty over Ma nehiiria. On other
points Japan may agree to ccrta'n
modifications. Imt naless Itussia gives
;.n assurance, binding ami in writing.
lognrdlng Manchuria Jai.ui will break 1
off ihe negotiations ami adopt meas
ures to safeguard her interests. Japan
Is sineerely anxious for peaee, not
withstanding reports to the contrary,
ai:d if Itussia gives the very re.tsoi.a
Me assuram-e asked for there will ho
no war. Otherwise peaee cannot Ik;
ITALIAN COUNT PAYS A
VISIT TO NAVAL ACADEMY
AiM'.i.poIi. .Mil., J'eli. J. -- th.vcimr
Vk'arlield l as received an liiii:.i vi.-il
t':vrii fa tail; fount I'.iolo 'liiani:n Ii
Hovel, co'icnaiider tif tin Italian cadet
: hiii Amerigo Vespucci, now at anchor
in Italtimore haihor. The count wa
.;c-on;pani (1 liy four otliceis f i.i
slaif. They were esi-eited io the c
ecuiixe mansion liy Adjutant feneral
i'liiitou I.. Itiirgs. The visitors spcM
:ilout half an hour at the execulixt
mansion, where they were enteria ined
ly tin" governor. The adjutant goneml
then iiej-ompanied them to the naval
academy, where they paid their re-t-jects
to Superintendent I'.rowi.sou and
renianied to witness the graduation ri
ertises. Wrote I.t Itrtrf on leatli ltel.
tMianule. Kan.. Tel.. fiiarU-s A.
fox. ono of the liest-kliown ciiinili.l!
Iii u cfK and IC"mlIian politicians in
ihe slate, i- lead Itright's disease,
after a long illness. He partly regain
ed his mental uvers hist month, and
won a hig damage suit in the suprrtnr
court, writing the brief while in lied.
11 1 Wn a Scout Tor Cn-trr.
Slatford. Kan.. Feb. - Walter
SctUt. w!o was a scout with t,iu-ra'
f uster prior to the battle of the Little
I'.ig Horn, committed suicide at his
home here by taking m rphiiic. No
i-ati-e is assigned. He was one of the
oldest residents in the state.
Kiuployr Siiliiwrili' for stiM-k.
JoIiH. III-. Feb. II. I.'mplive of the
Toliet plants of the Fnited State Steel
f orimnition have subscrilied for ri"0
sbarep of stock at ?"." a share.
Omaha Girl Falls Three
Eighty-Foot Well and
.'. - Mil iiie
ids.' a H- ear-old girl.
foot well three time., hi.-t Sat un!ay I
and is alive to tell the st-.ry. The '
("larkson hospital surgeons at tending !
girl sav death is only a matter of
a few hours as the result of her in-j the next to l.wer the nie and ;rr?g
.-juries. The girl i the daughter of 'the girl to the top. She fell again.
VkiTp DanieN. of KM South. Figh-;The girl was finally rescued by John
teenth street. She wer.t to the w ell 1 la rt w ell. who lowered himself by the
vith a tin bucket ,to get water.) ripe. Doth legs were broken ' below
roiin I the well, wlsich is i f br'ckjthe knees, oue hip. and two ribs were
ami three feet in diameter, the ice j fractured, there was n fracture of her
ha ! fcrmed. A her bucket came to kull and her brxlv was bruised.
VICTORY FOB THE DEMOCRATS
Most Be Remedied Quickly to Avoid
Delaying the Nomina
tions. rbar.ou, Ii:d.. Feb. 2. Judge Sam
uel 11. Artman. R publican ai d former
speaker of the In. iana Louse of np
l f! rntntivcs. has rendered Irs deeisit a
in th" suit recently tiled hire !y the
J )en (M-rats to test the constitutionality
of the last legislative apportionment
ut-t. He holds the law um-onstituticii-al.
and in commenting upon it says:
'Theaetof March !. !:. was evident
ly constructed on Bavid llarum's tbe
ory that self-defense is to do to the
other fellow what he would tlo 1o you.
and do it. liist." In his decision Juilue
Artman ioiiius out in detail whereiii
the law of V.C. is defective.
Dist rlct. Too Large.
llie Jodgo glvis the tot. 1 1 VOtlll
illation of the .'tab
and the unit for a representative as
;.!).: a nd a senator as i:5,N.st; votes,
and then says: "It a;. pears that by
the act of 1 : m i: ; forty-six of the ninety-two
counties w re formed into twen
ty senatorial districts. ten of those hav
ing a voting population of 1.V.,7".7. or
an average of l.".f7t'. voters to each sen
ator, which is n.i ; m in excess of the
ot.'icial unit. The other ten of said
twenty senatorial districts have n vot
ing population of 117.".'!. or an aver
age of 11.7:i; votei;; to each senator,
which is '.l.'o less then the oiiicial
unit. A senator in one of the first ten
tlist ricts would represent 4.220 more
voters than would a senator in the sec
Appeal Will e Hurried.
No time will lie Inst in perfecting t he
fipl al to the supreme court. ISoth
parties will join to have an tarly de
cision reRiiereci iy the court at once.
Tie- party managers are anxious to
know under which law the legislative
light must he conducted and there will
he a yreat deal of delay in making
nominations unless the suit Is decided
within a few weeks.
NAVAL CADETS ARE
Ciradaation Four Months Farly
Supply Needed Naval
Fcl). T'ne gadu
the .iiidsiiipi.: i of
were h !d at the na
: : t i n IT exrrci-es oi
l.'e class of 1!io
val academy, a lid were of a very impos
ing nature. Secretary of the Navy
Moody delivered an address a nd handed
out the diplomas to graduates. The ccr
eionies were atfiided liy a large num
l i r of the friends of the graduates
Mid other strangers.
fovenior Warn. Id made a hrief ad
dress to the irraduates preceding Sec
retary Moody's. The early graduation
day was made necessary on account of
the urgent rued of officers in the navy
to mill the new ship-. The regular
oou.-se f instruction at the academy
makes the graduation come in June.
TWO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
NARROWLY ESCAPE INJURY
Washington. Feb. '2. Ibpiesiut
atives Martin Fnn-ridi v.r,.l W. F.
? iahi. cy. of ( hicago. n.irrr)vly e-
iip-'d seriou- In jury anl possibly death
in the house. They were sitting with
f! desk between them prior to the open
ing of the session when a huge pane
of plate glass in the ceiling of the
chandter was dislodged by a sweeper.
The glass fell on the desk between
the representatives, ju.-t missing thtlr
WANTS CAR BARN BANDIT
HYPNOTIZED BEFORE COURT
the car-b.tin b:
. '2. The attorney for
irtdit Fmil Iloeski has
intention to go before
and ask permission to
have Koeski hypnotized. The afton:ov
rciterated a previous declaration that
Tbie.hi nas b vpiiot i.od by Neider
ineit r. another of the bandits. A test,
the attorney said, would demonstrate
that Koeski is an easy subject to hypno
tize. Times Into an
Sustains Fatal Injuries
tin- tup she
t,, i he well.
reached for it at id fell ia
A neighbor. Mrs. Vodick.
, and lowering the rope of
wim'lass dragged her to the top.
girl lost h-r hiid on the rope an!
back. I.o uis l.;i Ts'orft r w as
Senator Fairbanks Says
Publish the Panama
DISCUSSED IN HOUSE
Loan to St. Louis for
Washiiigtn. leh. t iiie '
ing todav the senate witnessed
unusual spectacle of a religious serv
ice conducted by a pn.testant minis
ter and a Jewish rabbi. The daily
prayer was delivered by llablii l)aid
I'hilip.-oii. professor in the Hebrew
college at Cincinnati, who was accom
panied by Chaplain Hale.
The Haci.n re-olntion looking to the
arbitration of claims if Colombia
against the Fnited Slates on account
of the Panama revolt was laid before
1 he serial e a nd Mr. Fairbanks wa rec
ognized to speak. Ilis remarks were
devoted largely to a discussion of the
iiestion whether the Fnited States
wa in complicity with I'anama in the
revolt last November He poke of
t he import since of show ing 1 his charge
to In' without foundation am! iletenc;-
ed the course of the administration
in the matter.
The senate committee on appropria
tions authorized a favorable report
on the urgenev lelicienev in:!. -u
intendment was adopted appropria
ting .st.ooo.oou as a loan io the Loui
siana l'urchase exposition.
Washington. Feb. 2. With the
diplomatic ami consular appropriation
bill before it the house took the usual
course on appropriation bills and dis
cussed any old thing except the sub
ject before ii. In this case it was
the Panama iuestioii. and Thayer of
Massachusetts (Dem.i began the trou
ble by asking the question: "Are we
iu this miserable Panama liafco sus
taining the dignity, the honor and
glory of ihe American republic";" lie
continued by dechiri?:g that personally
the president seemed anxious to im
press upon the American people that
they had a strenuous man at the hcim
who did not slop at trifles one who
would tide any kind of a broncho,
where others more cautious dare not
tread. It was a mere subterfuge, he
said, to claim that we used our troops
to protfct citizens at Colon or else
where. Ohio l."HilT Makes Kcpl v.
tJiosvenor replied, declaring that
"If the FnilM States was gudty t.f
violation of international law it was
thai violation, ami that alone, that
made ;h' republic, or .government, or
combination, whatever it may be
called, possible in the isthmus of Pan
ama. Therefore. I point out to the
genthinau from Massachusetts that
while he condemns the United Stairs
iu unmeasured terms of bitterness, and
makes insiiHt.it ions against the presi
dent of a character to which I do
not wish to reft r. the great nations
of the world aie also receivers of these
Laugh n ltotli sides of the Houe.
He alleged that the president's
course was uuiual:tiedly approevd by
t". out of every Joi people iu the
United States, except the Massachu
setts "uiugwuiaps." Thayer asked
Urosvenor what newspaper of any
standing justified the president in his
course in recognizing Panama in the
way he did. tJrosveiior as-ked what
newspaper condemns it. Thayer said
he would refer the gentleman to the
statement made by the professors of
"th. my lb!." s.n'd iJiosvo'ior. amid
laughter. Subsequently ;resenor
ni:d he had been informed that lifty
professors of Yale coih-ge strongly iu
ihirsed the president's conduct.
"Tin n what are you ridicurug tl.em
for." hundred Thayer, auiitl applause
on the Democratic Fide.
Crosvenor insisted that he did not
ridicule them and then said:
r.rorrnor Slates Hi Creed.
"I believe that Theodore Koosevelt
placed a star in the crown of his ad
ministration brighter than It had been
the good fortune of any American pres
ident in the last thirty years to have
established. I believe it will go down
to the latest generation1 of our coun
try's history as an illustration of
what one mau or one administration
can do to redeem the character of tne
nation from the possibility of the
charge of imliecility ami lack of
courage in an hour of extreme peril
KNOX SAYS -AIlOH'TELY NO"
Xo Question M to Ilis Approval of the
Foraker Hi It.
Washington, Feb. 2. Attorney Gen
Washington, Feb. '2. Samuel A.
Graff, the inventor of the street letter
box fastener contracts for the furnish
ing of which are alleged to have been
improperly obtained, took the stand in
the postal trials and told how he con
ceived the idea of getting tip the de
vice, and the efforts made by him to
find some one beside his brother to
take tin active interest iu placing it.
The fastener had Ieen adopted and an
order for the Washington postoffice
pai l for. he testified, before Lorenz.
in 1V..". proposed to work up a senti
ment in favor of ir among the post
masters of the country.
The witness declared he never spoke
a word to .Mai-hen about the fastener
other than to admit, in response to a
question put by Mnehen at a public
tesr. that it littel too. tightly. Up to
that time he said. he never had heard
of Lorenz. ami after making the agreement-
with l.im witness said he never
saw him again until last summer, tine
FOR A MURDERER
Sent to Prison for Life OO Hours Af
ter Commit tinjc
Detroit. I'oh. '2. Joseph Molltlicr.
alias Miller; who gave himself up to
tii" police and confessed that he biu
taily stabbed to death -Mrs. J. T. Se
ville, in her rooms Satutday afternoon,
was arraigned in police court and
waived examination, saying he wanted
to get his ordeal over with as oon as
possible and begin his imprisonment.
Mcunicr was taken before Judge
Phelan. of the recorder's court, less
than two hours after he had waived
examination in the police court nnd
pleaded gtiilty to the murder of Mrs.
Seville. He repeated his plea of guilty
to .ludge Phelan. and after a short
private examination the plea was ac
cepted in ojien court and Meunier sen
tenced to Jackson prison for life. He
has been taken to Jackson, a convict
under life sentence less than sixty
hours after his crime was committed.
YATES AND L0WDEN JOIN
IN BATTLE IN WHITESIDE
Slerling. III., Feb. 2. The contest
between Yates and l.owden for the
Whiteside county delegation was in
augurated today. l.owden speaking in
Krie. Tampico and Prophetstown.
Tampico and Krie are looked upon as
Yates" strongholds, l.owden also will
.-peak in Morrison, which is conceded
to l.owden by the Yates lenders. The
bovvden people have conceded Ster
ling to Yates, nevertheless, in view of
the fact that the Yates people intend
to make an attempt to carry Moiri
on. the l.owden pciiplc will make a
fight for Sterling.
l.owden will invade Sterling with a
l.ia-s band, and hisj managers here
have leased the largest hall in the city
for his meeting tcmorrtiw night.
MADAME N0RDIGA GETS
A DECREE OF DIVORCE
New" York. I-'oL ''. Madame N'or
dica. ihe prima donna, who in private
life !s Mrs. Lillian M. I oeme, has been
granted an interlocutory decree of di
vorce by Justice Uisehoff, in the tu
eral Kuox in answer to inquiries as to
whether the bill recently introduced
in the senate by Foraker to amend
the i!it'-rstat" commerce ami anti-trust
laws so as to relieve foreign commerce
of their operation, and so as to enable
cot.tratts to be entered into iu reaxui
abie restraint of touniierce. was intro
duced with the knowledge and ap
proval of the administration replied
Iu response to a ip!estion as to his
views on the wisdom of suchan anici !
meiit of th" law. he replied: ".lust
o!i" year ago it was proposed to offer
lis an amendment to one of the pend
ing bills in congress 'act!y this same
onaress "exactly this same
t that tine the presiib l; t
i expn;on of my views
reposed 'amendment with
as to the pr
the remark that its iopenents oiaiimd
that it was in harmony with a sug
gestion leade by n:e in an address at
"I then prepared and submitted to
the j resident an expression of my
views. I then said, and still think,
the scope of the proposed amendment
is so broad that ot; ugl;t not lo at
tempt to define its limit without long
roilection. TLeproiosed amend
ment overlooks the fact that the pub
lic welfare is involved iu any restraint
that public corioru t ions may imj.ose
mil for I,alxr Arbitration.
Washington. Feb. 2. Kepresent
ntive MeHermott. of New Jersey, has
Introduced a Mil to authorize the np
Iintmcnt by the president of boards
of investigation and arbitration to in
vestigate and arbitrate in disputes be
tween employers and employes.
Shocking Fate of Chil
dren at Council
MOTHER WILL DIE
Only Charred Trunks
of Victims Are Re
covered. (-onncil I'.iutVs. Iowa. Feb. ::. At 1
o clock tliis ni. ruing tne resilience
f Peter ( h ri.-t ia nse.i on Sixteenth av
enue ami I hi!.! street was destroxcu
li- li ! l-'iiii cl. li-i-.iii l'i nirimr li'i tin
a liaiie in arms to ll years, hemg
burned lo death, si it-1 Mrs. Christian
sen mimed so lia ilv that she wil! !ie.
l'he husband and father was in the
country at the nine. .No one knows
how the lire started.
The dead are: lldna. aged 11 years;
Prank, aged s .years; l.ila. ageil -4
years; .lane, aged :.' ears; babe, aged
.hist before I o'clock Mrs. Chris
tiansen woke up and discovered the
interior of the house in flames.
Already io I'lamrn.
She rushed to the room where the
children were sleeping. The room
was a mass of thimes. and i! was im
possible to gain an entrance. She
gave the alarm an. I neighbors at
tempted to save the house. Ileing
frame, it burned rapidly
tally consumed before t
the lire department.
The bodies of the t
cremated, only the blacl
. and was toil-
Mother liarily Itnrnoci.
Mrs. Christiansen is terribly burnei
about the face
there was a tire
but it was low.
lire in the house.
in the kiti
-1 ov e.
PROTEST AGAINST CHAMPAGNE
Dakota Women Want Its I r Burred In
the Chri-lciiiiiic of President
Minneapolis. I'cb. '2. A protest
tigned by :!.hk women residing in the
lakofas has been received by Presi
dent .I...I. Hill.. of the Croat Northern.
This has been forwarded to Mrs. Hi'l.
at Xew York. The protest is against
champagne being used in christening
Hill's new steamship, the Dakota, at
Xew London. Conn.. I'cb. "..
In their protest to Hill ihe ".fi K (
signers allege that inasmuch as the
new boat is named after the two Pro
hibition states it would be mot inap
propriate to have Ihe prow of the no
ble vessel bearing their name splasheif
with an intoxicating fluid. Miss Mary
P.ell l'lemington. of Cram! Forks. X.
I.. has been selected to christen the
TXrKESSION OF gbatitude
Nurt U w e-lern Arj'lrm.' SleileiiM I'reseiit
ril Willi IHioiioihI King lor S:n hi;
a Voting Mini's I. ill-.
Chicago. I'cb. '2. A. Lincoln Stans
Pcld. a wealthy merchant of Kdaar.
111., ha presented Claire .laenke and
J. .1. Lescher. No; t hvvestei u academy
students, with diamond rings a an e
pr ssiim of l is. gratitude to them for
rescuing Ids son from Lake Michigan
last week. Ill- had come lo Kvanstou
to ihank them, ami wislnd to show
his appreciation in some manner.
"vVhi'o studying -e forma i ions last
week young St.uisiield fed info the i -y
water. For ten minutes he battled
with the waves, and was about to si:c
:umb when Jaenkeand Lescher formed
a human life chain and drew him out
of the water. All three suffer til from
l'..irtin Visit . M. IMiii.
St. Low i--. I"e!. 2. I nited Slate"
Sec-itor 1 irrtou has arrived at SI.
Louis from his hmne at "Abilene. Kan.,
to consult with his attorney and tin
federal ollictrs concerning his trial on
tie" indictments against him. He re
fused to talk to r porters of the mat
ter. National Council of Women,
In.lianajKilis. Feb. 2. The executive
committee of th" National Council of
Women met here. Plans will be made
for work at the o,uinijuci:jiial meeting
of the society in I'.eiiin in June and
for the special session of the National
Council at St. Louis in October.
Will rire the Hell Telephone.
Alma. Mich.. Feb. 2. The home of
fice of th I 'nil n Telephone company,
at thi pl.Tco. ha I-en notified that
at a meeting of the grocers ami butch
ers of Clare it was decided to throw
out all IJell "phones and use the l'n
lon or Independent 'phone exclusively.
This is a result of the Independent an I
Bel! companies' fight that has been
waged In Clare, for some time.
THEY FLEE FOR THEIR LIVES
Stands Off Neighbors with a dm and
Filially Knds His Own
Colfax, Ind.. Feb. 2 After several
attempts to kill his mother and a
young school teacher. Anna Creswell,
llenton Ilinron.agtd I'd. commit ted sui
cide at the home of his mother, two
miles west of Clarkshill, by blowing
out his brains with a shotgun. Ilinti n
was a. prosperous young farmer, but
for three years he had been affected
with stomach trouble, which at times
prevented him from working. Occa
sionally he was despondent, and tatcd
lo his friends that life was a burden.
When not iu pain he was of a cheer
ful disposition, and took an interest
in the farm owned by his mother.
AttHrketl by Homicidal Madness.
Last Friday he returned home from
a sale, and for the tirst time the fami
ly noticed that he acted strangely. At
the supper table he talked of his plans
for the coming summer, asking advice
from his mother and conversing with
Miss CresvvoJI. who boarded with them,
loiter he became violent and imagined
that his mother and the teacher were
trying to do him harm. He obtained
a gun and attempted to shoot them.
It was necessary for them to tlee for
their lives, making their way to the
home of a neighbor, where they sought
refuge until morning.
Mood Off Willi a Shotgun.
. Mi. Hinton returned home next
morning, hoping that her son would
be iu his right mind. He again at
tempted to kill her. and she was com
pelled to tlee. Men from neighboring
farms tried to capture him. but were
met with a gun and gave up the at
tempt. In the afternoon he left the
place and went to a house some miles
away, but returned in the evening. In
the meantime hisniother had concealed
the guns and the shells, but he com
pelled her to tell him where they were,
saying that he needed them to pro
tect himself from .supposed enemies.
Neighbors mr.de an attempt to pacify
him, but they were told to keep their
distance, and none -was brave enough
lo face a shotgun in the hands of a
niew Oft the Top of His Head.
He Hiially barricaded himself in nn
upstairs room, defying any one to up
proaeh him. Sheriff Kay, of Lafayette,
was notified and hastened to the scene
but tin account of the heavy snow he
was several hours on the road, and
when he arrived he found Hinton with
his brains scattered over the room
About an hour before the sheriff ar
rived Hinton deliberately faced the
crowd that h;u.l been attacked by him,
removed his shoe and the stocking
from his right foot, tied a string from
his toe to the trigger of the gun, then
placed the muzzle of the gun ia
his mouth and tired. The entire upper
portion of his head was torn off.
Will Not 15.- n -Mn-iler 'ar.
St. l. -ui-:. Feb. ''. The condition of
Albert IJicksieiger. the association foot
ball pinycr who was .-eriously injured
by a blow from John Daly in ihe Kavv-Fngs-Spaldings
match at SMn sma n's
park, is greatly improved and the at
tending physicians say l:c will re
cover. I'ouml li'i Wile living lieari.
Hattle Creek. Mich.. Feb. ''. When
Fred r.ovversox went home to dinner
he found his wife lying dead on the
floor of her room. It is believed her
death was the result of an operation.
Sh was ISessie Niggs. of Marcellus.
before her marriage, and was '.' years
Wotilii Keiiinlate tlie. M iilfth ipmen.
Washing'on. Feb. '2. Senator For
aker has introduced a bill granting
authority to the secretary of the navy
to restore to the naval academy the
time midshipmen dismissed on Nov.
;, lUbJ. i
What "Paraifar Ia.
Musically "Parsifal" i unique among
Wagner's achievements. It has not the
continual and flaming inspiration of
"Tristau.'' the tragic puissance of
"iJoetterdaemmemng," the unflagging
felicitous invention of "Siegfried," nor
are the themes in Vetera tely eloquent in
denotement. But in no other work has
he compassed the exquisitely dexterous
art, the emotional subtlety, the Insin
uating poignancy of this, score. North
Vessel Races to Safety
Flooding Boiler Room
Norfolk, Va.. Feb. J. With the pas
sengers in a panic and leaks Hooding
llie stokehole and threatening lo
cause an explosion of the boilers, the
passenger steamer Teddy was pre
vented frcm sinking in the James riv
er yesterday by being run ashore in
a creek after a thrilling race for life
in a storm. The news of the narrow
BROKERS ARE FRANTIC
Excitement at Highest
Point in Number
New York. Feb. 'I hen
sat'e mil I'eciine in cotloti
inn u. Max opiioiis falling
w iis a scii
a iiuaiier a in-'iin! frcm
v est e n 'a v "s
Scenes on the exchange Hour were
the wildest iu veals. As vaiues melted
away brokers seemed frantic to sell.
For a time all were sellers, and as
the news spread throughout the dis
trict that Daniel Sully had decided to
take a vacation, every man who own
ed a contract for the t'elivcrx of cot
ton seemed desirous to sell it almost
without regard to the price it Would
Fell Off Kapitll v.
In less than an hour Max option fell
a cent and a ipiarler. 'Ihe fall was
checked about an hour after it began
by renewed bull support.
ARRANGEMENTS TO BE MADE
FOR REPUBLICAN CONVENTION
Washington. Feb. "J. Senator Scolf.
chairman of th" committee on iiiriinge
meiits for the l'epublican national con
vention, has called a meeting at Chi
cago next Friday and Saturday, at
which time the preliminary work will
be outlined. The meeting probably
will decide on the manner of seating
the delegates and visitors in the hall.
PUBLIC DEBT SLIGHTLY
GREATER THIS MONTH
Washington. Feb. 2. The monthly
Rtatement of the public debt show
that at the close of business .Ian. '.V).
1W4. the total debt less cash in the
treasury amounted to fil,"i.Mi:2,rii:j,
which is an increase of .$!)11.;(kJ as
compared with the preceding month.
This increase is accounted by a cor
responding decrease in the cash ou
REDUCTION OF 10 PER CENT
FOR WIST VIRGINIA MINERS
Huntington. W. Va.. Feb. '.
Throughout the Pocahontas and Flit
Top teal fields a reduction in miners"
wages of about in per cent, has be
come effective. All the mines are run
ning as usual and there an no indica
tions of a strike.
!. Helen Wllinaii I'ont on Trial.
Jacksonville. Fhl.. Fib. 2. - Helen
Wilman Post. ,.f Sea Breeze. Fla.. ha
been placed on (rial in the Fnited
Slates court here on n charge of us
ing the Fnited Slates mail for fraudu
lent purposes. is said that Mis.
Post advertised extensively as a men
tal science heahr. and her patients'
answers thereto were transmitted
through the mails. The government is
now endeavoring to fliovv that her
menial science treatment is a fraud.
II.iiiiih (iii'l 'talk to Kent nek iaun.
Frankfort. K.v.. Feb. 2.- Iu Ihe sen
ate the reply of Senator II an mi to the
invUalicn to address the legislating
was reatl. iu' senator thanks the leg
islature for the invitation, bui finds it
impos." ibh lo accept.
Wiil ote on a t'Hrneie Library.
Ilobiusoii. 111.. Feb. 2. Andrew
Cainegie has promised the people of
ICoh'nsou a gift of a library, in ac
cordance with the usual lerms of his
beijiiosts. and a vote will be taken oil
l'rotlntt Is Mighty Small.
He nver. Fob. 2. - Jusihi Haynes. a
chemist, and Dr. V. I. Kngle, profes
sor of chemistry at the Denver univer
sity, have extracted cue t vvo-humlretlis
ijf a grain of radium from leu pound
scape from a fatal catastrophe was
brought here by Jhe crew of the Ted
dy. Baring the height of the dan
ger the men pa-.-enger- joinel with
the crew and bailed desperately to
keep the furnaces from being Hnled.
Many on board were women and chil
dren, and wh'-n at j.-i-t shallow water
was reached, they were taken ashore
first in launches, the men following.