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onr LAST EDITION. 4:30 O'CLOCK. It " M VOL. L.IJI. NO. 12G ROCK ISIiAND, HiL., AyjsOysJDAT, MKCll 3 6, 104. PKICB TWO CJ5KTS. INSIST IT'S FALSE HAS TAKEN LID OFF U AWFUL TORTURES Russians Assert They Have No And the House Is Wroth at It3 Inflicted Upon German Settlers Intention of Leaving Port Arthur. Own Work, Says a Geor gia Statesman. in Southwest Africa. ; T ISLAND NO STRIKE OF HERS HOT MANY LIKE THIS imi law REPEALED STONES AT THE PALACE 1 Decided by a Vote Taken in District Yes terday OH THE WAGE SCALE it is Accepted With Reduction of 5 Per Cent. a Indianapolis. March V. National officers of Ihe United Mine Workers of American say today from reports received from local.-, which yesterday voted mi ihe s nljj-t of accepting the off it of the operators that the two-tear.-.- cale is -accepted, and that there will le no strike. The result will bo announced as soon as the fount is completed. Oult Work to Vote. Indianapolis, March 10. T;,e 1CM. di) 1 mini i-m of the U. M. XV. in Indiana. Illinois, Ohio, western and cfiitrul Pennsylvania. Michigan. Iowa, eatern Kentucky, West Virginia aiid Maryland dropped their pkks at noon yesterday to mst their ballots on the proisition to accept or rcfue the of fer of the mine owners for a two years' scale at a reducticn of 0V2 per cent, from the present scale of wages. Tin' voting was done Ly ballot. Yntr Srettv To I W- .Mixed. So Information ran Ie obtain d at the national hindquarters of the U. M. XV. regarding t lio result of the vote. Telegrams from Indiana towns say that at r.oonillo the report is cr.r- J Tint that the miners, except In one instance, voted in favi r, of rejecting the operators" compromise. The min ors at the!'. 1. Scales coal mine voted in favor of an acceptance of the pro posed reduction. At Xulliv;n the pre jiondrrancp of sent iniciit seemed to bo in favor of accepting the reduction. . Ilrs7.il L-M-al Xoten "No," ; The vote of the liazil local result ed in 174 to against the acceptance of the reduction. Two locals in the northern part of the district, where sentimeut was supposed to have Ix-cn. in favor of a ctrike, gave a large ma jority in favT of 11 cct.nl nig the riduc tion in wages. At Petersburg the vote of the loiil was 41 to HI in favor of rojeding the compromise proposition. The three miners locals of Daviess county voted against the acceptance of the proposed reduction by a total vote of 210 to 119. Michigan For AiVeptane-e. . Ita y City, Mich., March 10. A re port that is Ix-ing generally accepted here, coming from a reliable source, is to the effect that the vote of the miners of the Saginaw valley on the proposition submitted by the opera tors at the. Iudianapolis convention Is two to one in favor of accept ance. The vote will not be given out until after It is counted at national Jieadqtiarters. Coshocton. .. March Id. Ixm-pI members of the United Mine Worker? voted almost unanimously against a strike. ELKHART LOSES A BIG STORE IN $100,000 FIRE Klkbart. Ind.. M'anh !'. Fire here Tuesday totally destroyed II. It. Sykes V t'o.'s news store. Falling walls in jured three firemen and two bystand ers. .John Mlddleton and .1. W. Whea ton. The loss is complete and it is estimated at $!). mi. Insurance on the goods and building is ?TMXK. FRENCH STEAMER THOUGHT LOST HAS ARRIVED SAFELY Halifax. -V S.. March 1C. -The French line t earner Pro Patria. thought to liiMi' been Iot. arrive.! at M. Pierre today. She wa- caught in the ice and remained helpless many da s. ASKS PROMOTION IN POSTAL SERVICE . ON THE SCORE OF HONESTY. THE IDEA! Dtfhith, Minn.. March K'.- Samuel t. P.ute, a rural mail carrier t.f Stan hope, Iiva. has caused sonic amuse ment in department circles in Wash ington, ltute wrote a letter tinder date of Feb. 21 to Presi U nt Ibs. wlt, observing he bad noticed that the foiirlh assistant postmaster gen eral had been convicted, that the aet inir asuMant was on the sick list, and anticipating that an appointment was to he made, wrote to the president to sav that he would like substantial prmiotion himself. "I nm not a poli tician." P.ute wrote, "but I trust 1 am an honest man. While I am a small potato politically, my ambition is as COMES TROTS. HIGH AUTHORITY Important Developments Still Lack ing the Fr Eastern" , War. St Petersburg, March 10. From the Light's-1 official quarter the Associated Press ha.-: received information that there is absolutely no foundation for the rumors ier.sistently sent out from Tokio that the Russians are abandon ing Port Arthur. 'Tt is the veriest onsense," said the official Informant of the Associated Press. Fleet Probably Innide London, Mar i'h 10. The latest re ps rt from Tokio says that it is be lieved there that the Russian Port Ar thur fleet has left that harbor for parts unknown, probably Vladivostok. Japanese scouts can see nothing of Makaroff's squadron in the harbor at Port Arthur. All the Russian ships are inside the harbor now if they have not left as reported the Ret vizan having been towed in fast week, anil it would not be easy to see tlit-in from the outside. American Arret1 a -Spy. envmuipo, March It;. A miner, a citizen of the United States, returning from the mines at Unsan. was :ir rested north of Pinir Yamr bv .Tar- mese on suspicion of being a Russian spy. He was speedily released whtu bi.s identfty was establL-hed. ItuRMlan Wan Traitor. St. Petersburg. March 10. (apt. vkov. of the Manchurian commis sariat seriee, is to be court martialeI ind shot for acting as a snv in the iay of the .Japanese. NFATUATED ILLINOIS KAN IS FOUND INSANE Springfield. 111., March 10.-A dis patch from I.os Angeles. Cab, says: 'Lucia n F. Harkin. a machinist who scaped from the state insane asylum at FIgin. III., and who fallowed Mi.-s Auteii. daughter of a Chicago 4-ap4tal-ist. across the continent in an effort to renew his unwelcome attention her. lias, been adjudged insane in the probate eor.rt hero. The court ordered liim committed pending a jury trial. GERMANY APPROPRIATES FOR LITTLE AFRICAN WAR P.erlin, March' 107 The government has sent to the reichstag two supple mentary appropriation bills to the Ibiti-IIMU budget, asking $ 1 .07.1.0OO for expenses connected with suppressing the Ilercro rebellion in Ccruian South west Afri-a. This includes a pro visional estimate of J?."iiO,00O for dam ages to settlers for losses in property destroyed. PROMINENT INDIANA JURIST DIES AT LAP0RTE LatMrte. Ind.. Man-h Id. Judge Jonathan XV. t'rni'pai !( r. asseciaie justice of the supreme court of New Mexico during President McKiniey's administration, antl a cousin of Repre sentative ( 'rumpacker, is lead of typhoid fever, aged oO. Judge Cium packer had served two terms as state senator, and was for years a leader in Indiana Republican ioIitics. FREAK OF FACTORY E0YS flicy I'infl the tV (-titling Vi.-intM ami Tum a t liaravari in a tsl of tiood Tilings. rr.nwfordsville. Ind.. M;.rch V: Oliver Canine and Miss Cinderella Mil ler were irfarried at thefurnb-lied home ITcpared by the lTidegrooni. but the merry wehling guests, whose antici pations of a lounteous feast had been high, were disappointed. The Valads and sandwiches, the ice cream and cake hal all been placed cn the back porch during the ceremony, nm when the caterer went to sorve tiiem they were gone. It. developed that a large party of factory lnys had come to the place with the intention of givii'g the couple a charavari. before they began the nois however, they discovered the viands en the itorch and quietly de canjited with them. lig have a good-ied thun!ertorin. I also written Dolliver and t'011- hit. The letter u;i referred to lo-.t mas ter tieneral Payne, who Teferrctl ii to ( ii! Service Coiiiinissioner A. W. ( uni fy, vvilh the comment: "1 think you will agree with me that the writer, on account of his genera! information, is entitled to rapid promotion." Mr. Ci!fv returnel the letter to Mr Pay tie. with the following com- , ment: "The commNsioii entirely t. ere room, a building separate from agrees that Mr. Ibtte is entitled to j ,j,e prison, an d thus had a good oppor every consirieratirn. but regrets to no-j tunjty to away. Cole went east tire that he regards as prima facie i on' an early train, having bluffed a evidence of honesty the fact t!:t lie -f policeman at the deiot. Officers all is not a politician." i ait, the line Lave been notified. Murderer Wants His Sentence Czr- ried Out. WRITES TO GOVERNOR Repudiates Meddling of Attorneys but in Vain. Albany, X. V.. March 1-5. ( i . ( ue!l has recent"! a mot ext raordlnarv let ter from Frank II. I'.nrms-. a sailor. etiiidcniiieil to death fi r the murder of his captain, requesting the inter ference f the executive to prevent any attempt to delay the ei cm ion. Rurness i confined in S"ng Sing am! was to have been executed Fel. s, but the executirin a stayi'd by an appeal to the court ( f appeals by his attorney s. L-nervFH IJeatti The let ter says in substance t he writer believes himself deserving of the death penalty, which lie wants inflicted with all the speed possible. He trial declares he does not want a new as he has a violent temper which he is unable to control and probably would commit other crimes. The gov ernor will take no action in the mat ter. CAPS CAUSE LOSS OF THREE LIVES Kxploion at Chicago Followed by Kire That Hums Bodies. Chicago. March 1;. A box of per Cissian c;:js exploded i:i the factory o' the Chicago T y cud Novelty icni !! n.v. Lightcenih stnvt and Western nvemte. causing the death of three or more persons and the Injury of sever al others. Fire followed the explo sion, and the plant was practically destroyed. The l'ames made the le moval of the dea.d and iujuicd tliiii cult. The known dead are: Harry Jor dan, foreman, instantly killed; J. XV. I,i:i.'ki. ltj years old; Joseph I.andow ski. laborer, burnt d to death. Other employes are thought tf be buried in the ruins, but at this writing no more deaths have been reported. The injured Frank Stuckzyowskl. legs and head crushed; Peter Jacob son, crushed .ilrtut the legs and ai domcn: Flnu r WicksUom. burned; Ma tilda Itossborotigh. odice girl and sle liographer. bur:;ed and crushed; John Ad;ins. burned and lK't:isd; Charles Nelson, burned and crush. 'd. not seri ous; Pernard Sehaeffer, burned and crushed aiiout boly; May Jordan, sis terof the foreman, burned and bruised by the explosion. Jordan, the foreman, was 'handling the box of percussion e.ps when the accident occurred. He had placed the box on a shelf, when in some manner a toy riCe oa the shelf pierced the box and s-et off the explosives. The property loss was about .-l(000. di vided between the building and three tirms. HAY GO TO WORK AT BIG REDUCTION T.n Workers Offered Choice of 20 I'er Cent Ia-hh or No Em ployment. Pitts! ur ! - s 1 ci :t Sheet and . March A piepositlon :I p-itted by the American j'in Plate company to the Am;il'.:i ma ted S;t-el and Tin Association of Iron. Workers, which, if ac- ceptisl, s:infcs will give employment to thotj of idle union sheet and tin plate workers. The offer was the re--rit of si series of i-onfcrcucos be tween otlieers of the company and the A ma Igauia tel A ssocia t ion. It iTovid.'s for a general reduction from the association wage M-ale of 2i icr cent, and the company agrees to put all of its idle plants in opera tion as soon as the association accepts the terms. "TraBly" brapet from I'rison. Slaniuette, Mich., March A trusty of the name of Cole, who has 1 three vcars to serve, has escap"d from , i, rwnitentiarv. He. was erm.Ioved in BRISTOW REPORT IS UP AGAIN Griggs Makes Merry with the Situa tion and liaises the Laugh. Rural Mail Carriers. Washington, March 10. The house had another lively debate while consid ering the postoffiee bill, the Pi ;tow report ebniing up again. Also the ru ral free delivery matter was the sub ject of a good deal of debate. The clainK of the letter earners for in creased pay also watt espoused by Cromer of Indiana. He speke if the insulhcicncy i f the pay i f the. rural mail carriers, and said they should not be denied the privilege of acting as agents for newspapers. "At whoe suggestion was it," in quired Mann, "that this privilege has been dcuiedV" Think All the 1'r.ttul i)iscv-rel. Cronrer saKl It came from Fourth Assistant Postmaster Pristow tirst, and then from the y.osto!Iice commit tee. He had. lie said, no criticism to i-fl'er against tJeneral Pristow. "I think," tsaid he. "lie Las been houest in the administration of postal affairs." and he received Pepublicau applause; when he at!d"d: "I am no well satis tied with the investigation he Las made in the posiol.ee department that I be lieve 1:0 fraud cr i-onuption yet ri rnains there tf be exposed to the peo ple." Until the status of rural letter carriers should be lixed. and their pay increased, he thought thfy should be allowed to serve newspapers to the patrons of the rural route. Nome Kemark 011 'Lobbying. Griggs of Georgia assailed the let ter carriers' organization for the man ner of making its demands on con gress and aid the carriers had made an effort to intimidate confess into .1 feeding to these demands. He wan interrupted by Purleson of Texas, who asked, if the executive order prohibit ing government employes from lobby ing before congress was a "jest." "I always have thought so," Griggs re plied; and he said further that if he was representing the present occupant of the Wliite House as his attorney he would enter plea of guilt- and stop further investigation. ' KRI9TOV7 KKl'OUT COMES IT AGAIN Hearting of the. Keport Is Criticised by Itep resmat i vrs. During his remarks Griggs referred to the recent report of the postoffice department as the "Pristow report." and this opened up afresh the dis cussion of that document which had brought forth isuch a storm of indigna tion from members of the house. He pain i nar as a memncr or the com mittee he did not see how the com mittee could have done otherwise than to m.ike the report public. "Was there any tiling in it which authorized the committee to print that data under tin h -ading ChargesConeerning Mem 1" of Congress.' Inquired Cooper of Wisconsin. c; :tgs -aid he, of course, did' not indorse that, and it was unfortunate, whtienpou Ovei street. chairman of the committee, explained that as soon as he sivv the heading he notified the government printing office that it was r.ot justified by the manuscript. Coop er sarcastically remarked that he nev er had known the government print ing odice to print anything that was not in the copy. "I understand the heading was writ ten in the posiotlice department," Griggs said in reply. P.artlett of Georgia said the houe FOfUi would tind out who was responsi ble for it. Grcsvonnr suggested that it would be wise to wait until the house knew more about the matter, but Cooper insisted that tie report should not le credited to General Prls tow. HOIST 11Y Til KIR OWN PUTAKD Situation of Itrprc-iitati ve as I-scriltrl l)jr lie nrvftcntativr l.rigi. (Iriggs. however, maintained that it was I!ristov"s rei;rt. Continuing be called attention to what ho termed the "ridiculous itosition the house had placed itself in." "We sought to tn vestmato the iwistoffke department." he said, "and you gentlemen turned out hi-re like hornets and insisted that th. whole department from top to bot tom must be investigated." Ilotlv lie pu'iiicans and Homoirats. lie aid. had declared that they wouid "tear the roof off the old thing.' and h inquired "what did you doV The house got scared and turned tail." Amid laugh ter and applause he chided the mem-lrf-rs of the house with having started out to investigate the department, and Laving wound up by having the de partment investigate them. "That was a great coup on the part of the department." be said, with sar casm. He poked fun at thel'epublicans for having ro ressdily yielded to the persuasions of the party leaders and voted against a departmental investi gation, adopting instead "a miserable resolution investigation yourselves." The IJepnbliean organiaation, lie said, was the finest la the "world. ."T&cre j Republicans of Delaware Oppose Civil Ser vice IN STATE CONVENTION Addicks Reads Resolu tion Indorsing Roosevelt. Uover. i;el., .March Id. i lie union republican state convention was held here today. The platform adopted fav.-r.s the pre.-ent tariff and advo cates the repeal of the civil service law. Roosevelt Indorsed. On behalf of ihe resolutions com mittee. Ao'dicks read the resolution commending President Koosevelt and his administration and inst meting t he celcgates to the Chicago convention to vote for los nomination. The res oi'ilion was adonted. THIRD ASSAULT ON U. M. W. OFFICER Indignation Expressed Over Colora do Action at the National Headquarters. Indianapolis, March Hi. At the" ra tional headquarters of the United Mine Workers indignation was . expressed over the assault In Colorado en Chris. Kvans. Evans is, nearly r.O years-old and despite his long service in vari ous olhei.'.l capacities with the min ers had never before been assaulted. He was editor of the United Mine Workers Journal in this city for sev eral years, and served as national statistician for the organization. Prior to being sent to Colorado Ins November by the natior;il executive board he had charge of the disburse ment of funds in West Virginia to the strikers. He is the third official of the United Mine Workers who recently has been assaulted in Colorado. The other two men were assaulted and seriously Injun d were XV. II. Fairley, member of the national executive board from Alabama, and James Kooney, member of the national ex eeutive board from Missouri. Socialists JIaUe Nonjinallons. Jackson. Mich.. March 10. The Socialists have nominated city and ward tickets, as follows: For mayor, Ceorge Iiimond; recorder. James S Shannon: justice of the peace, tleorge M. Stanley; for school inspector John l'megar. 5s nothing like it. he continued, "from J:.lii!s Caesar down to 'tJeneral' Koose voir, which latter remark provoked much laughter. Townsend rf Michigan gave notice of an a uh nduient he would offer to the hiil to Increase the salaries of ru ral free delivery carriers to SJ-OO a year. Cockran critici.-ed Cleveland, McKinley and Koosevelt for "using naval vessels as private yachts." and the departments, for ti e number of horses and carriages they used and tho amounts expended for "flunkies. bras- buttons and the like. Hughes of Xt'W Jersey vigorously upheld the right of letter carriers through their members in congress to ask for fair treatment. CLKKK 1IIKB ALLOtVANTES Iowa ?Ian' Bills for an Increase Tbersa ij. Ortain I'ontofflce. Washinu'li.u. March 30. Two bills have been introduced by Keprcsenta tive Ibrdsall. of Iowa. Hue authorizes the postmaster general to allow to pr-t masters in third-class ollices out of tin surplus revenue of the respec tive others an amount for clerk hire in niU'ition to allowance for "separat ing MTvioe." as follows: In ofh'ces where the salary of the' postmaster is ?1.;. where the salary is Sl.- Vi ;. .c.vai; where the -.ihtry is 1.7fO. St-: m 1. and whre the salary is Sl.MO, 531 0. The other bill authorise the post master gem;;I t design it. ofMcrs at thtf ir.t: rs(-i ion of mail routes as '.'k tribr.Tirjg cr sepaiating offices and make reasonable allovvatue for c'cik hire for tl.b. work. SAntle (nil Hons in Brief. WashhigbHi, Jfjircli 1;. Th senate passi.il the fortilieation apiTopriatien bill afte- a three hours' discussion of the aiH.ndn.ei.t authorizing the pur chase? of an experimental toi-ix do loat and the provision for the purchase of sites of defense works In the Hawaiian islands, both of which were agreed to. An executive session was held. OVER A HUNDRED VICTIMS Put to Death by Incb.ee, Bodies DU tnembered and Nailed to Doore. Perlin, March 16. Letters from tier man southwest Africa have arrived here giving details of terrible treat ment of German settlers, 113 of whom were killed outright or tortured to tieai u 111 tne uistrict 01 Ukanaudja ah ne. ISidirs Dismembered. Women cut raged. dismembered ind with pieces of their budu u;:iie:l to the doors of hoil vs and boys mutilated and left t t die slowlv were frequent spectacles. CAN WORKERS AT CHICAGO FIGHT Attack Teamsters for llefusinc to Join in a General 'Walkout. Chicago. March 1(5. A labor riot broke out between striking can work ers formerly employed at the Ameri can Can company plant, -!7 Indiana street, and union teamsters, which was only suppressed after a battle with the police. For t-everal days the strikers have been attacking drivers for the company because they would not joint in a sympathetic walk-out. The light reached a cliaif.x in a des perate effort to beat up the men who drove the wagons. Having been appealed to for assist ance the Teamsters' union sent a bod3'- guard of strciig -aim men to the barns. with instructions to allow no one to interfere with the wagons. When the wagons apptarcd they were attacked with stones and other missiles and the ngnt continued until tne police ::r rived and dispersed" the mob, arresting two of the strikers. SEEKING TO RETIRE ONLY DEMOCRAT IN CONGRESS Des Moines. Iowa. March 10. The onlv democratic congressman in the Iowa delegation is to be legislated out of oftice if the bill introduced into the Iowa legislature by Representative (ireene, of Madison county, becomes law. The bill has for its sole object the securing- of a solidly republican delegation from Iowa. It provides for a redist riding of the state bv which the present republican eon pressmen, 10 in number, will be care tor 111 separate 01st net s. ami tne one democratic member. Congressman Martin .1. Wade, of John. -011 county will be placed in a solidly republican district with Maj. .1. F. I.aeey, of the Sixth district, .as his opponent. REPUBLICANS PUT UP MEN FOR LOWER HOUSE Knox.. Ind., March 10. Uepublic ans of the Thirteenth congressional district renominated Iteprcscnkitive ISriek by acclamation. Mount Vernon. Ind., March 10. Representative llcmenwny was renom inated without opposition by the Re publicans of the First Indiana dis trict. Joseph M. Hudspeth, of Hoone- ville.-and J. II. Os!orn. of this place. well! Mdectcil as delegates to the Chi cago .convention. Mrong resolutions instructing for President Iloosevilt were adopted. WOULD HAVE A NATIONAL PARK IN SHENANDOAH Wa sh i ngton, M rch' 10. Itepresenta- tive Flood, of Virginia, has introduced bill providing for the appointment of a commission of three army om eers to acquire a Kite for a civil war memorial park in the Shenandoah VaJ.'ey, Va., near Staunton, Va. ONLY ONE BOAT MISSING IN WRECK AT QUEENSLAND I'risbnne, Cjueetisland. March 10.- Ml but one of the boats of the I'rit- ish steamer Aramac, which was wrecked Sunday morning on the Ilreak Sea Spit, off Queensland, are safe. The missing boat contained between twen ty and thirty persons. GALLANTRY TO ORDER CLUB OF PHILADELPHIA YOUNG MEN Philadelphia, Pa.. March K,. -Thirty oung men of fashionable West Phil adelphia have organized a society for the side purpose of f iirnishimr atli- piatf male protection to the gentler ex who are compelled t 1.0 ..... night or who ir alone to places of imusemeiit. It matters not whether the eseort-s-ckiiig maid le fair or ark, 'Jit or CO. fat or slim, according to John Dougherty, who is president and founder of the club. All that in Austrian Students Break Windows of Royalty. IHANY ARE HURT Russian Students Ex pelled for Advising Government. Vienna. March 1(5. The palaces of Emperor Francis .Joseph and Arch Duchess Clothilde at lliulapest were stoned by a mob composed of stu dents and workmen vesterdav even ing, resulting in windows being brok en, because the buildings were not decorated in honor of the anniversary of tire revolution of 1S4S. A number f persons were injured. Many ar rests have been made. Russian Students In Troultlr. Herlin, March 10. Thirty I'ussiaii Indents, several of them women, have received from the police notices of ex pulsion in consequence of participat ing a meeting Saturdav to prolest igainst Ihe government's permitting' KusMan police agents to watch Rus sian residents in (lerniany. FLINT, MICHIGAN, HAS WORST BOYS Mothers Told so by It. fl. Kirtland, Superintendent of City Schools. Flint, Mich., March 10. Superin tendent It. II. Kirtland. of the Flint public schools, in addresses befor mothers' meetings, has charged ttmt the youth of this city Is in a wors condition morally than anywhere elsi in the state. The direct cause of the superintendent's charges whs a type written ioom of indecent nature cir culated in school. Heeause of this he had lioy McLean a boy of 17, ar rested on ii serious charge. Kartland assumes to have control over the boys and girls out of schiol as well as In, and is making a fight on the tobacco merchants. Recently Rev. XV. Dudley Powers, rector of St.' Paul's Kpiseopal church; J. Dallas Dort and XV. A. Paterson. who are at the head of Fliu't big carriage fac tories, and others, started4 mo vent en t to organize a young men's club, so that the bo.vu could have some nice place in which to spend their spare time. This club was roasted by Su perintendent Kirtlahd. IMPORTANT POINT AT ISSUE National Supreme Court l Ierll as to the finality of Immlgrmilon Com ninviourr'it Itiilitii;. San Francisco. March 10. In the United States district court Judge de Haven h.s denied the motion of the United States attorney that the writ of habeas corpus f-ued oiu in. the case of Lee Wing Chang be dismissed. A notice of appeal was given and :the matter will be taken directly to the United States supreme court. An interesting ipiestion is Involved in the final outcome of the case. 'It will determine whether or not the rul ing of the immigration commissioner Is hn:il in cases of Chinese who seek to enter this country on the pleas that thev are natives thereof. Recently Judge Ray. of the northern district of New York and Judge Wheeler, of Vermont, held that such was the case. The matter is now tiending In the ap peal courts. "ancn of Bepnblican. Washington. March 10. A call hai been issued for a caucus of the Re publican members of the senate and house to be held in the hall of the house Monday evening next at 8 o'clock to elect members of the na tional Republican congressional cam paign committee. MAY BE HAD OF necessary to secure an ccort in to apply Jt the club any evening and pick out any member, who in compell ed by the by-laws of the organization to perform hi duty or else pay a fine. Members of ihe club are enthusiastic over the success which has greeted their project. It is said they will shortly publish, a book containing photograph of various members. Then the escort bureau can be called up on the telephone and the desired protector ordered out. V.