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LAST EDITION" p A 4:30 O'CLOCK, I VOL L.11I. NO. 103. SOCK ISLsAXD, tXLu. Til UllSD AY, 18, ly 04. L'KICK TWO CENTS. THIRD FIGHT THOU BIG FRAUD IN LAND METBYTHOUSANDS F EUROPE TO HAVE TAKI Grand Jury of District of Colum Citizens of Cleveland Turn Out WE T bia Reports Fcur True Bills. to Show Respect for Senator Hanna. GHT U. S. VESSEL OPENS FIRE WAR i HEART 0 ii PLAGE BELIEVED TO BE Meeting of Fleets Due at Sea Off Port Arthur. RUSSIANS LEAVE PORT Czar's Troops Are Mass ing in Vicinity of Wiju. Snsabo, Japan, Fob. IS. The opinion of Japanese naval officers hero Is that a third light has occurred off Port Ar thur, some of the Ilusc-ian war vesse ls having been reported aa leaving that place. JtdMlan Hold TOIJa. Seoul. Feb. 1. Three thousand Kiissian troops have arrived at Chin Tien Chong. opposite Wiju, on the Yalu river. Wiju itself is occupied by :5.;M) Kussian troops. The first col lision is expected somewhere in that ticinity. Alexleft" Hboota Lieutenant. London. Feb. IS. The St. Peters burg corresponient of the Kxprcss telegraphs: "1 learn from official sources news of Ihe dramatic serpiel to the Kussian disaster at Port Arthur. It is to the etTeet that alter the attack by the Japanese Admiral Alexiett" summoned before him the Kussian officers whose culpable, negligence was the main cause of the Iisaster. "After cross-examining them as to their conduct the admiral, convinced of the guilt of a lieutenant anionic them, is declared to have drawn 'his revolver and shot the young officer dead in front of his comrades. The lieutenant is stated to have taken a party of officers ashore on a torpedo boat, whereas he should have on guard." been ItrltUh Strainer Fired On. Shanghai. Feb. Is. The Kritish steamer Ilsiping arrived here today arid reports she was tired on by Rus sian ships ami forts when seeking shelter near Port Arthur. She was ordered to Dalny. where she was de tained four days. The Kussian run boat Mandjur remains at this port in defiance of orders of Chinese officials to leave. Kay Many Were Killed. Merlin. Feb. IS. A Chemuipo dis patch reasserts thai 17 officers and 4'.l'. men if the Ilussian wnrshis Ya riag and Korietz were either killed or drowned1 when the esseN " w ere de sl royed. Accepting Volunteers St. Petersburg. Feb. is. The gen eral sJatT announces today the war office is willing to accept vobmleers for service in the far east. They mnsf be under 40 years of aire and have had military training. Safe In Port. Tien Tsin. Feb. is. The P.ritish steamer Ilsiping believeil to have Im-ch captured by the Kussians arrived to day from Shanghai. Offer to Help Kutmla. Washington. Feb. is. The Kussian embassy is being Hooded with offers of assistance from Americans in vari ous walks of life. The Kussian am bassador has been obliged to abandon his original intention to answer each f these offers with a personal letter, but a cordial letter of thanks is sent by the embassy to each writer. The offers are declined, as Kusia does not stand in need of medical or military aid. Tell or Torpedo float Attack. Washington. Feb. IS. The Japanese legation has received from the for eign office at Tokio the following elis pateh. giving details of the toriodo attack at Port Arthur on the morn ing of the 14th. "On the 1.1th of Fet-rr-ary a detachment of torpedo boat destroy er proceeded. . braving the tierce north storm, towards Port Ar thur. At 3 o'clock the next morning the Asueiri, a Japanese torpedo loat destroyer, amidst a shower of shells from the enemy's fort and ships, tor pedoed a Kussian man-of-war, and fur ther firing ou the enemy's guard loat Kifely returned to it tieadquarters. Anothrr Torpnlo Srnt Home. "The Hayatori.another Japanese tor--evIo beat destroyer, at 5 o'clock of the same morning, a pproai bod tothe mouth of the port, where she found two of the enemy's men-of-war. and in defi ance of their tiring Immediately tr pedod on? of them with effective ex plosion and safely withdrew." It ai la's Report la ntfferent. St. Petersburg. FeU IS. A dis patch received liere from Port Arthur, dated Feb, 17MT? tfcat la the action YATES FORCES WIN IMPORTANT FIGHTS Overcome Difficulties at Peoria and Best Ijowden in Whiteside. Peoria, III., Feb. IS. (Jov. Yates met the enemy on his own ground in the Pecria county convention, and when he left the city last night he had the enemy in his pocket, lie routed a hostile force and captured 21 of the 27 delegates to the state convention. The other six probably will fro to I.owden. while Lawrence Y. Sherman, who expected much in Peo ria, got nothing. Kxcept for a time honored custom permitting the wards and precincts to select their own quota of the delegation, the governor would have "Tabbed off the entire 27 votes, but precedent alone saved the Lowden-Sherman followers from com plete disaster. Sterling'. III.. Feb. is. After a hard fight the Yate.s and Deneen alliance overwhelming! v defeated Frank O. Low den for indorsement in the White side county primaries, the fcrmer se curing 17" delegates to the county oon vent ion and I.owden Ks, giving the alliance a majority of (7. The al liance carried Prophetstown and leneseo. off 'that 'i oiT of Feb. 14th the Ku'-sian volunteer fleet steamer Kherson was struck by a U-inch shell in her upper work?. A slight lire broke out. w hich was quickly extinguished. There was no loss of life. Our Mlii. .fat-kef May Me Landed. Washington. Feb. IS. Kear Ad ntirnl Kvans. commanding the Asiatic station, has t ra n.-mit ted to the navy dep irtinent a cahlcgiam from Com mander Staunton, of ti e gunhnat Hel ena, now In mud dock at Niuchwantr, China, in which h says that condi tions there are greatly disturbed, and that he is viy;:usly investigating the repci-t that the Kussian officials have delayed cert :i in United States and F.rit ain merchant m i. In the event that the I'nited ;Jt.Us consulate i endan gered it is slated that Commander Kt.ic.nton will land blue jackets and murines for the protection cf Consul Miller. i:imian Warship on tlie Move. Copenhagen. Fob. IS. A dispatch has loen received her.' from Wisly. island of Cnthlam?. s,iyii:g that ix Russian warships passed the island Fib. 1, going south. Cothland is In the I altic sea. and if tins reiort is true it u."aiis that n Russian smart ron has left Kronstadt. probably en route for the seat of war. m:.si:itvATKN nv tiik mikado Relative to Hi Acceptance of the Hay Note Regarding C hina. Tokio. Feb. IS. It is stated on high authority that the Japanese govern ment. In responding through United Stales Minister Criscoui to Stcretary llay's note, agreed to the neutraliza tion of China, excluding Manchuria, which Russia is. now occupying. Jap au. it is also said, n-serves the right ti eouutrr-balaiioe any action of Kus bia in violating China's neutrality. The emperor, the supreme council of war. the privy council, and a ma jority of the cabinet will probably dc part on Feb. :! for Kyoto, w here it is planned to temiorarily establish ini 1 rial headquarters. The iate. how ever, has not yet leen definitely de cided upon. Later, it is exected. the emperor ami councillors will go to Hiroshima, where the cnqierior will personally watch the embarkation of the troops. UNION FIREMEN'S PLANS FOILED BY CHICAGO FIRM Chicago, 'Fob. is. Union firemen planned to tie up the elevator servh-e. shut off the heat and put the build ing of Montgomery Ward & Co. into darkness, but failed. Non-union lire men had been engaged and were work ing as freight handlers when the or der to walk out was given the united stokers. Non-union engineers were em ployed, having taken the place of thf unionists wlio struck, and it was against these that the union firemen ttruck. . .1 - STREETS IN BURNED AREA CLEARED OF FIRE DEBRIS I .:iiUi:'e. Feb. is. The work of clearing the slncls in the htmi"d dis trict has Uen o mp'.oted. and the rest of the "week the gang of street clean ers will follow- up the work of throw ing walls and buildings. City Kugine-r 1-Ynea'u said that by Sat unlay perudLS would le issmtl to rebuild. IOWA MAN SAID TO BE THE OLDEST ODD FELLOW, DEAD Iowa City. Ia.. Feb. 1S.S John Nor wood Clark, aged tx. longsr a contin uous memlter of-the Odd Fellows than any ether person, is d-ad. He joimd the enler at Baltimore In 1S37. MEN OF PROMINENCE INVOLVED Scheme Was to Purchase School Lands by Use of Ficti tious Names. Washington, Feb. IS. As a result of the investigation of the alleged wholesale public land frauds In many western states the grand jury of the District of Columbia Las repotted a joint indictment fer conspiracy against John A. Benson, a wealthy real estate operator of San Francisco: Frederick A. Hyde, of San Francisco, closely identitied with Benson In land affairs; Henry C. DimouJ. of California, an attorney representing Benson and Hyde, and Joost II. Schneider, of Tucson, A. T., an agent of Benson and Hide. Ilond Made $20,000. Bench warrants were immediately issued and Schneider was arrested' i'-i this cstv. Schneider was t:l;en before JrMico Barnard and the latter fixed his bail at SL't UXX. The scheme out lined in the indictment and alleged to have lwen practiced in these transac-tioih-s was to obtain school or other lands by applications, assignments and purchases In the names of. fictitious persons, or of persons not really de- eirmg, or qualitieel to purcnase wieui. Hyde and Benson paying them small sums for the lanus. DESIRE ACTION AGAINST TRUSTS Newspaper Publishers Wish Proceed' ings Against Paper Manu facturers. New Yen k, Feb. is. At a meeting of the American Newspaper Publish ing association held today the famine in white paper was iliseused. A res olution was unanimously adopted i-e-(iiestmg 'Pret-hV.Mit Roosevelt autl the attorney general to institute a suit against any of three paper combina tions to test the legality of their ex istence and w bet her "they do not stifle competition. THOMPSON WILL NOT BE IN THE RACE FOR SENATOR Lincoln. Ne'o.. Feb. IS. D. E. Thompson, I'nited Stales minister to Brazil, hfis siinplilud Nebraska poli tics by announcing that lie- will not again be a candidate for United States senator. He believes he can perform better service as minister to Brazil. He was a candidate for senator during the great struggle which resulted In a compromise on Charles II. Dietrich. ABNER M'KINLEY IS VERY ILL IN PENNSYLVANIA Johnstown. Pa.. Feb. is. Abner McKinley. brother of the late presi dent, who has been suffering from !'tvoiis pt'ost rat ion. is reported w orst' at his Inline in Somerset, being con fined to his room. MINISTER BUCHANAN HAS PRESENTED HIS RESIGNATION Washington. Fob. 1. The taU de partment has received and accepted the resignation .f W. K. Buchanan. American minister to Panama. No successor has been appointed. CLEVELAND SEES OPPORTUNITY FOR DEMOCRATIC VICTORY NEXT FALL Philadelphia. Feb. IS. In an article written for this w eek s Saturday liven ing Post ex-President Cleveland urges his "rank and lile associates" i f the Democratic party te unite and take advantage of the opportunities of ne:.t November. "I am one of those." he wiites. "who believe tint there is an opportunity for Deinovratic suci-ess in the coming pivsi.lenti.il election. Though attachment to the party n which I ant enlisted, and an intense desire for its ascendancy, make s::ch a belief exceedingly welcome they cer taiuly do aiot create it. It is built up on an unshaken and abiding trut itt the iatriotisin anu intelligence of my f el lo vv-c-ouu t ry turn. Cleveland's paper opens with a re iteration of the declaration that he made thn-e years ago: "Our lighting forces will respond listlessly ar.d fal teringly if summoned to a third defeat in a strange -aie; but if they hear the rallying of true Democracy thy will gather for battle with old-time Deimxratie enthusiasm and courage." Kef erring to his faith in his Demo cratic associates he continues: "This trust will not permit me to overlook the meaning of the daily increasing unrest among our people, growing out of the startling and nippant abandonment by the party in jower of bur national traditions and maimims, its disre gard of onr national moral restraints. Reported Bombarding of Insurgents in Santo Domingo. TALK OF ANNEXATION Opinion at Washington Such Step Will Soon be Taken. San Juan, Forfo Kico. Feb. IS. A private message nas been receive! here from Santo Domingo City, dated Feb. 17, saying that a Fniied States warship bombarded the insurgents at Pajarlto. near Santo Domingo, and then landed marine These men. however, sub sequently re-embarked. Talk of Annexutlon. Washington. Feb. IS. Annexation of San Domingo by the I'nited States is predicted by men high in public life and closely in touch with the pol icy f the administration. The island would have been annexed several weeks ago. it is deflated, but for the Panama treaty pendbig in the I'nited States senate. This authority assert that the government is quietly wait ing for the ratification of the treaty Tuesday next and' will then take ac tive steps in the direction of annex ing San Domingo. Anarchy Prevads. The conditions there have become unbearable. Anarchy and revolution reign supreme, business is paralyzed, and the troubles of the little black republic- are regarded as a sore spot frein which may spread much trouble to perplex this government, and per haps cati.-e international complica tions of serious consequences. DECIDES IT WILL PROCRASTINATE Interstate Commerce Commission Not Iteady to Proceed Against Railroads. Washington. Feb. IS. The inter state commerce commission today an nounced as a result of its investiga tion of the feasibility of requiring railroads to publish tariffs for the movement of export and import traf fic, the same as domestic traffic, it has decided to leave the matter in abeyance for a time. GIFTS FROM OFFICERS IN ISLANDS SUBJECT TO TARIFF Washington. Feb. IS. The presi dent has issul an executive order re voking those of President McKinley, allowing gifts from officers of the army and navy and the-ei vie establishment in Porto Bico. Cuba, the Philippines, etc.. to be admitted into the lnited States free of duty on the ground that conditions justifying the same no long er exist. its iflcoiisldetate tendency to set nsuie national good faith, its willingness to break jtway from Kife and accustomed moorings, ami its contemptuous nig lect of our national mission. Surely these conditions, together with the broken pledges and forgot ten promise's ef refwrin tliat vex the sight on every side, nol only abundant ly explain the popular dtstru-t and fear prevailing everywhere in the land, but suggest that in such stressor ioliti cal weather those of our fellow-citizens who thoughtfully and -onstantIy love or.r f:"o institutums will neit be unmindful of such wafityand ejuiet as may I e offered them lf a patriotic and conservative I emocra v." Cie eland justify the opportunity. thinks these conditions assertion Juf Democracy's He siivHt -It should lo reaiemlered, however, that opporunity i may be only distantly related to actual accomplishment, and that it does not of Itself, unaided and alone, warrant the expectation of reaching success ful results. This is no time for cun ning finesse, nor for the use of words that conceal intentions or carry a double meaning. The Democratic par ty has a message to send to Its fol lowers and to the masses of the Amer ican people. "Det that message le expressed In language easily understood, uncon fusedi by evasion,, and untouched by TRAIN DELAYED BY A WRECK Men Stand With Bared Heads Storm as Remains Pass Through Streets. in Cleveland, Feb. IS. The special train bearing the body of the late Senator Hanna, members of the fam ily and' friends arrived here at 11 to day. The train was delayed an hour by a freight wreck at (irinville. Pa. At Salem the governor's staff boarded the train and the Cleveland commit tee joined the funeral party at Ba venna. Many thousands of citizens gathered in the vicinity of the station here. Bare Ilead in Storm. I'nder the escort of a troop of cav alry the body of the c-natc.r was tak en to the chamber of commerce, where it will lie in state until Friday noon. All along the line of inarch the reverence, respect and love felt for the dead- senator were shown. Men stood with bared heads, in an al most blinding snow stom while the cortege passed ami many eyes were filled with tears. MINE WORKERS HAVE MANY RESOLUTIONS One Hundred Presented Discussing Blacklisting of Mem bers. Chicago. Feb. IS. Delegates to the coal miners slate convention here to day ti.ok up the question of black listing. Charges were made that op erators have instituted a system of blacklisting members of the I'nited Mine Workers who took a prominent part in local affairs. More than a hundred resolutions were presented anil referred to committees. HELD GUILTY OF KILLING, BUT MERCY RECOMMENDED St. Paul. "Feb. IS. The coroner's jury which investigatml the killing of Fred Watson by David Parker, ren dered n verdict placing the responsi bility for Watson's death on Parker, but recommending tlntt the grand jury exercise clemency in its indictment against Parker. Parker is a negro, ami was employed as a hostler in a barn owned by Fred Watson's father. Fred Watson and his brother entered the barn early Sunday morning with the intention, it is said, of frightening the negro. The latter struck Watson on the head with a piece of gas pipe, kill ing lnm instantly. STATE PRESS ASSOCIATION JOINS HISTORICAL SOCIETY Calesburg. III.. Feb. IS. Yesterday's session of the Illinois State Press as sociation was devoted largely to rou tine proceedings. On request of (Sen. Smith D. Atkins, of Freeport. it was decided to unite with the State His torical society. The annual address was delivered by 11. N. Wheeler, of the Quincy Journal. who contended strongly that partis-iin politics should have m place in the association. He advised the members not-to be docile and long-suffering donkeys for poli ticians r gratuitous pack-horses for parties. The papers of the day re lated almost entirely to business and equipment of newspaper plants. the taint of "jugglery. Obsolete issues and questions no longer challenging popular interest should be manfully abandoned." Cleveland urges tariff re form, pleads for economy in the ex Ienditure of public money, and charges the opposition with having made prom ises and broken them. He arraigns the administration's Philippine policy and refers to the isthmian caual in these words: "The Democratic party has been consistent and unremitting in its' advocacy of an inter-oeeanie canal, and has with the liveliest satisfaction looked forward to the day when such a highway of mm meree. built under the auspices of our government, would be contributed by America to, the world's progress and civilization. It is. nevertheless, not within the mandates of the Democrat ic ore-ed that, even in consummating so noble an enterprise as this, the ter ritorial rights of any other nation should bo disregarded, rr that our fwn national gfiod faith should le subject ed to reasonable suspicion." Cleveland concludes as follows: "At such a time as this tie Democratic party cannot with honor undertake the battle of the people except under a leader that not only represents Its liest traditions and purjKws. but fully real ize what' Is meant by the tremendous issues of the conflict; and his selection e-hould not depend upon so small a consideration as the Wutitv whence he comes." DISORDER MARKS ITALIAN FESTIVAL Socialists In Mask Insult State Offi cers and Police Take Hand. Rome. Feb. IS. The carnival fes tivities have resulted in disorder and bloodshed in southern Italy and Sicily. Troops and ioIice were obliged to in tervene, and a score or more persons has been wounded. M:ny arrests have also been made. At Trani a number of socialists in masquerade costumes started the trouble by insulting stat institutions, and in the lighting which followed several officers and soldiers were wounded. The police then stepped in and as a result the jail at Trani is now full. At Piazza Armerina. in Sicily, the mas querading brought altout a conflict be tween the menibers of two local politi cal parties, and an attack was made on the city h;tll. The disorder became so great that troops were called out and tired on the people to disperse them. Fourteen of the rioters were wounded Quiet wa sthen restored. WHOLESALE FRAUD IN NATURALIZATION Conditions in Montana. Itevealed by Italian at New York. New York. Feb. IS. Statements of tJiovanni .MorreJli. tin Italian miner of H title. Mont., who was stopped by the immigration authorities here ou his re turn from a visit to Italy. Indicate, it is said, wholesale natui alizat'.on fraud in that state. Morrelli was found to be suffering from a valvular disease of the heart and was ordered deiorted. He produced his I'nited States citi zenship papers, issued by the court at Iiutte, .Mont., but admitted that he first came to the United States only three years ago. He allegenl that he did not know about fhe residence qual ification, and that hundreds of Italian miners in P.utte. like him. had secured full citizenship papers without having resided in the United States the neces sary period. HAD AN AFFAIR IN GREECE Oilier Fellow I Now Coining Over Here to Seek Itevonge in tlio Fine Grecian Style. Muskegon, Mich., FtL. IS. Nichol as Katis.aOreek boatblack of this city. is living in mortal terror of assassina tion, owing to occurrences in J recce before he came to this country. Katis. who lived in the village of Oalcia. was sent a ticket by a Creek in this coun try to come here. A Creek city otticial who had embazzled a sum of money from the city heard of the fact and tried iv rob Katis in order to use the ticket to escape. Katis fought, and in the struggle stabbed the other While the wonded man was recovering his crime was found out. II was arrested and sent to prison for one year for robbery. lie was released some weeks ago and Ka tis' mother has written him here that he is on his way to this country to have revenge ou Kati. DISCUSSED. LABOR PROBLEMS icYKpaM-r Inl)IinhoiM Tell Kach Othrr of Iitrr-ain IMiiiiiut of llic Vari ous ( iiiun. New York. Feb. IS. Newspaper publishers who are attending the eighteenth aunuil convention of their us-ociatioii at the Waldorf-Astoria de voted a diiy to a cli-ccssion of labor problems. Kepresentative publishers from many citiis told of increuidng demands of the various unions and of the steps taken to avoid conflicts. It wjis suggested that the present union rules regarding ar-prentie-; have a tendency to not only limit the sup ply of printers, but to drive men of intelligence to other trades. GERMAN VESSELS WILL ASCEND TH MISSISSIPPI Kcrliii. Feb. is. The Hanover Cour ier says several vessels of the Cer man West Indian squadron will go up the Missi-sippi to Ie present at the opening of the St. Ixmls exposition. Itntmaic Plague Mumped Out. Lima. Peru. Feb. IS. Xo new ens" of bubonic plague has devehqfed at Pa ca- mayo during the hist seven days and it Is hopd that the outl rrak has been stampetl out. Salvation Army to Hold Her !. New York. Feb. IS. The Salvation Army Mill hold memorial services for Senator Hanna next Sunday at the ra tional headquarters, conducted by Commander Itooth-Tucker. t Senator Hanna had for j-ears had taken in a keen interest in the work of the Salvation Army. Washington Has News Turk is to Invade Bulgaria. NOTE SENT TO POWERS Grave Danger All Eu rope Will Become Involved. Washingti n. 1'cb. is. War in the heart of Kurope is declared to be at. hand. Turkey is about to inai!e liul garia. This startling news has reach ed Washington in weil-authenticated form. .1 list when the first gun of actual warfare will be tired canncl be stated definitely, nor can it be safeiy predicied at- this time how large a general conflagration may follow af ter Ihe ignition of ihe first spark, but it is declared that there i-; danger of all Kurope becoming imolved. Has Sent a Note. Diplomats in Washington interested in the llalkau situation liae learned that. Turkey recently has a:!il rese I a note to Kuropean powers, and this note is ci lisidercd by the Turkish government, so they understand, as sufficient not i ticat ion of its purpose. The facts slated in tin note are be lieved lo warrant the stern measures which are con temphi t cd. CASE IN HANDS OF SUPREME COURT AN IMPORTANT ONE Springfield. 111.. Feb. IS. Viie i;si of the Weare Commission company s. the people, under adisintent by the supremo court, will determine w'.iether a member of the boa id of trade of the city of Chicago can opeiate :i branch establishment in another city in the ;-1ate. The case Is probably the nn::-t iui- ixirtaut liefwre the supn me court at this term. It came from P.unau co.m ty. where a decision was lendend against the Chicago conunij-sion til in. which I i.; a member of the Chicago Hoard of Trade. Weare established a branch at Princeton and telegraphed orders to Chicago, w'here purchases were made. SEARCH INSTITUTED FOR A STERLING YOUNG LADY Sterling, 111.. Feb. t.--Miss Crace I'cesler. a young lady of this city, has disappeared mysteriously. The police departments of Chicago. Washington and Philadelphia are working on the ease, but so far luMe found no trace of her. She left here about a year ago. going to Chicago. Later she wrote from New York City. The last letter recehed was about a month ago. saying she was to be married in Washington to Klery I'.nrg. The mar riage license department of f hi Dis trict of Columbia ha- no such name on its records. SPRING WATER FOUND TO BE FULL OF RADIO ACTIVITY Washington, l-l-b. is. Hichard Cucn ther. consul general at Frankfort. Cer many. has report id to the state de partment that a professor of the Uni versity of Freiburg, who has been in vestigating as to Ihe existence of ra dium in nature, has come to the con clusion that all natural springs of wat er, and also the petroleum wells, jhis sess a heavy gHS. whose radiations nr similar ti, and probably identical with, radium. f irenirfii Lose liii I. lie. Piedmont. W. Ya.. Feb. is. A' freight train of eighteen loaded rjiin ran away on a seventeen-mile grade near Kverctt tunnel, just west of this place, going over the embankment and .wrecking the oar. Firemsn Francis P. Kagau was killed, his body being buried under the wrecki-e. Porter Kenny, engineer, -sustained a brokeu lejf. Will Free I a t'ement Flaul. Saginaw. .Mich., Feb. IS. Wi lling- ton K. Kurt, of Saginaw, and his wm, CJeorge Kurt, have purchased the Mich igan Alkaili company's ipuirrieH nt Kollevno, fn Fatm county, for alout $.-,0,000. and will erect a Portland ce ment plant at a cost of X.soo.000. Ac cording to the Michigan I mentor th prrnluct of the Kurt plant will be near ly wUO.OOO barrels a year. Funeral of Dr. fiwenea. Salina, Kan., Feb. IS. The fuuerol of the late Dr. Carl A. Swetissen. th founder and head of Kethany college, will be held at Lindliorg on Tuenday next The services will be In charge" of Dr. Nore-lius, of Minnesota, presi dent of the ,SwHl!Kh Lutheran synoX of the United tSates.