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ROCK ISLAND, IliLi., FRIDAY, APRIL. 1, 1U04
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TOGO COMES BACK TO SEE W,LL UEET
DAMS MAY BREAK
WHAT DAMAGE WAS DONE
Panama Canal Stockholders to
Celina, Ohio, in Danger From
Shortly Hold a Con
ference. Waters of Lake Mercer
Makes Another Night
Assault on Port
NO DETAILS ARE HAD
Russians Celebrate the
Last Battle as a
London. Ami! 1. A dispatch from
the Central Xi-ws from Tokio say
Yie-e Admiral Togo mude another at
tack on I'ort Arthur during the
night of March ::o-:M. The dispatch
a Id- it is understood tin- attack was
for the purpoe i f taking soundings
:iml ascertaining the effects of the
la-t attempt to bottle the Itussian
fleet. X details of the attack are ob
Cc-lc-lirste a a Victory.
St. Pcte-i .-hurir. April 1. The fol
low ing emi-ol!ieiaI dispatch has been
n-e-cive-d frm Liao Yang: I n th
first e-ne-oiinte-r with the Japanese in
northern Korea, which was cm win
with victory for IJiis-ian arm.-, the
cnciliiV It sm-- were 11) times those of
"According to Korean reports the
.Japanese hnried .10 men. while 12U
wounded were removcd witli the help
of .'j Mi Korean- to the headquarters of
the Japanese main force.
"lie confusion of t he Japanese was
mi great that t hev hoisted two Ke;l
Cross flags iri token of surrender
The people- are in high spirits over
the news of the fir.-t brilliant fight in
Corrnpondfnli to Front-
Tokio, April 1. Tlie first party; of
foreign correspondents left Tokio ;for
the front today. It consisted of lei
newspaper incii. mostly Itrit isli ind
American. From here the party fles
to Moii. leaving there Aprif t fit n
.iapanese transport for Iheir destna
tion. which is kejit secret.
font lotion Sklrmlhliit
louden. April 1. Th corrcsion
of The- Iiailv Telegraph at Seoul ;rc
port.- ihat tin re is continuous skiru-rdi-ing
lctween Pirg-Yung and Wlju, ind
tbal manv Jaiancsc.hnyp.hccn killel.
Covrrnmcot I Sat lulled. I
sr. Petersburg. April 1. In official
circles ti:e aetie n of so:re of the nt'Vs
Iipcrs here in attoii-ptirg 4o revive
hostile feeling against the I'ldf-el
States on account of the Vie-kshurg jn
i ide nt (at Chemulpoi is sincerely c
1 Treated. The Assx-iateiJ Pi ess is iu-th-
rizeel to announce that the govejn
ment has nothing ot eritiet-e in lie
acticn of Comn-atidcr M-ir-hall. of lie
Yi-ksht:rg. :.t Chemulpo. Moreovordt
dors l.rt Fjmpathixe with The Xovftc
Vi emya's editoi ia lot Wnlm s.l;iy g t.
ing to the I':iited States ;is the ri I
e-oiiwne-ie-ial and political foe of Greiit
I'.ri'ain nnd Ki.'t-.sia.
OET BUTTONS TO BOOM
PARKER FOR PRESIDENT
Washinaton. April' 1. Tlie Parklr
presidential Immhi is the first to li
supjorted in c-on-ress ly a cainpaiti
button. Kepn'si'ntatlve l-'itzar:ihL t"
New York. uppea rod in the hou.-c weal
ina in the lapel of his coat a handsoml
button op which was photoaraphe
the likeness of .ludae Parker and q
caption declarlna his candidacy for th
ILLNESS OF ALLISON IS I
NOT THOUGHT SERIOUS
Washinaton. April 1. Senator Alli
son, of Iowa, who liecame ill at the
Capitol, is sti'.J at his home. Ir. J. J.
Kichardson said that there were no
da nacrous symptoms, that the senator
is improvina and miaht be able to re
sume his duties at the senate a'jout
TURKEY WILL EXHIBIT
AT THE ST. LOUIS FAI1
Wshinatoti. Aprif 1. According tf
n dispatch re-eiveil here it is learned
that the council of ministers t f Tin
key has unanimously approve tin
proposition for an exhibit at the St.
Iuls exposition. A srent minder of
natives are iiermitted to partake In
lmpMilblr to ( unr lu Triini
Louisville. April 1. The- committer
of coal min operators and miners eft'
the ww tern Kentucky district, wli.fc
has Iwen tryina for several dajs o
reach au aaTHmeiit as to u waae sc:.!
for the comlta year has reported tLt
it was impossible to come to terixs.
UlUwa rMlmUtr at lb Fair.
Evansville, Ind.. April 1. Miss Da1
Pritchett. of Oaklat,! City, has lei n
appointed postmistress at the iBdian.i
Lulldin? of the Worlifs fair, at bti
BOWEN TELLS OF
Minister to Venezuela Pat Stop
Insinuating Press Com
A ashington, April 1. Secretary
Hay has received a iersonal note from
HerbeTt XV. IJoweu, the United State
minister at Caracas, briefly ree-ountin
a recent cxiK-rience he Las had with
President Castro. It appears that a
Caracas newspaper published in an ap
parently official form the charge that
I'owcn had pockete-d several hundred
thousand dollars of Venezuelan's mon
ey. Ilowen promptly sent a persor.al
note to President Castro calling on
hitn to take action against the iapor.
President Catro pleaded that he was
unable to interfere with the paper,
whereupon Ilowen replied that he in
terfered whenever lie chose to
While P.owen refused to dignify
the matter by an offic ial protest his
action in briiising It so vigoroue-ly to
the attention of President Castro Is
heartily approved by the officials here,
and r.owcn will lie so advised.
CALLS ON PRESIDENT
WITH LOADED GUN
Now Will Submit to Kxamf nation of
Ilia Mental Condi
tion. ritts' r.i;, April 1. Kd.vard Ile-lr.r.
woo on l ob. create i a sensation in
Washington bv on-!ea voring to see
President Koosevclt on otlir'al i:i.itt-rs.
find w ho is said to have carried a load
ed revolver when searched by the se
cret sen lee oti.eers. !.;'s iiren ai rested
In Pittsbnrs and will be held pendini?
un lnvesti-.'ation Into his mental con
dition. I'cplar called on Attorney John I).
Viit"!i for lcfrnl advice en a claim of
fT.VMxi which he alleged he had
iij;u!lit the I niteii Mates, representing
the os he had sustainetl by the Unit
ed States In allowing the natives on
the other side of the Atlantic and Pa-
ifie oceans to blockade trade. When
asked if he carried arms, he said the
Washington authorities had taken a
fine revolver from him.
WON FORTUNE BUT DID
NOT LIVE TO ENJOY IT
Iiii t St. I.oi:;s. III.. April 1. After
coiietstin-i h:s wires will, winch cut
him off with .- and loft $r,O,0O0 to
uroie.iii relatives, and wir.rdng the
suit two weeks at: for "i'.MHi, .To!;n
I'horiiU ru rrjo!ed t-i sr.ch all extent
that he broke his lea and died from
jno.l jioisnnliia. There lKi:i no c hil-
dreii the ssriO.fK'O c-state will po to rela
tive lirt" and in Kuroi
BRIDGE AT HILLSDALE
APPEARS HIGH ENOUGH
It h.ts been decided that the rais
iny of the hridjre across Hock rhcr at
llillsda'a- for whieli the piers hae
becMi built will not le necessary. Some
of the inhabit;. nt s of that vicinity
several weeks afro expressed the opin
ion that the structure as planned
would ii"t lie hifrh enough to be out
of danirer in time of hifrh water and
the committee of supervisors took
tlu- trouble to learn that it would
c o-t st'uo to build it a couple of feet
h ii! her. Several das afr lloc-k river
made a new hifrh water mark and it
was found that the flood did not conn
within 'Is inches of tiie top of the
piers. So tlie supervi-Drs have been
satisfied that there is very little dan-
frer of the bridge ever beinfr endan
gered from hifrh water and will not
l likelv to take any further action.
All the material for the bridfre is now
on the- ground and construction will
continue as soon as the stajre of wa
CALL FOR CONDITION OF
NATIONAL BANKS MARCH 28
Washinaton. April 1. The comp
troller of the currency, lias i-ud a
call for the condition f nation;.
banks at the cli.se of busine-s March
Slarlial Lar in a Frrurli Ir paninrnt.
Paris. April 1. Alartial law jrac
tically prevails in the !ei!5rtineiat of
the north, owimr to the inctuaina at
tittule of the ftrikii:a textile worker.
Cnie hundred and sixteen estal4i-n-nieiits.
Inchid.ina various c-otton. linen
nnd woolen miJs. and 12.1'W t-trikers
are now involved. Anticipating au out
break at Roubaix. that cfry was oc
cupied by cavalry and infantry, the
city ball being surrounded.
Traction Company Le $30,030.
Indianapolis. April 1. Otlicials of
the Indiana I'nion Traction company
announces that their losses resulting
from the Cood amounts to $200,000.
HAS BEEN POSTPONED TILL NQW
FIftJ Mi,llon W1U be Pald OTer ,n
leaner -art or me
Washington, April 1. President
Itocsevelt and Attorney (leneral Knox
had a conference subseeuent to the re
ceipt of the information that the gov
ernment of Colombia had lost its suit
in the Frenc h courts against the new
Panama Canal company and that now
there was no longer any reason for de
lay in the transfer of the company's
concessions and property to the Unit
ed! States. They discussed carefully
the facts of the situation.
Simple aa a 20-Foot Lot.
At the conclusion of the interview
Attorney tleneral Knox announced
that there now was no more reasons
for delay than might l-e occasioned by
tht transfer of a title to a twenty-foot
lot in Washington. The attorney gen
eral said that the government had Ik n
procoedinus on the assumption that the
French court would take precisely the
action it liad taken, and that at :io
time had very serious eoinsideraticn
been given to the proceeding instituted
by Colombia. He addt) that the ac
tion of the French court had disposed
of the late legal obstacle in the way of
the transfer of tho canal companies'
Conrteny to French.
As a matter of courtesy to the
French court the canal company h.-.d
refrained from e-.tlling a mcetiii.a of
the stockholders until the case pending
had been determined, but steps have
now been taken to call tlie meeting.
The dissolution of the Panama Canal
company so far as the transfer of the
projHTty tj this country is coneornoet.
prolMibly will take place In the latter
Iart of April. The payment of the
$40.CiK.0(0 to the eomininy will be
made about that time. It is not I ilee -
ly that the payment of the $l(i.0tiO.CO
to the republic of Panama will be
made prior to that to the canal com-
Frenc h Court Uerlivlon.
Tlie decision says: -It results from
what is established before this til
bircal that Colombia is not in posses
sion of the territory traversed by the
eau:il. Ity coming 1m -fore a French
court -In order to sustain its tight
over the canal. Colombia tacitly ad-
mils lis inability itself to control the
canal. It therefore follows naturally
that it has lost soverelanty over the
territory traversed by the canal. It
also anx-nrs that this sovoroianty is
maintained by the new republic of
Panama, which Is in actual possession
of the authority and power of admin
istration nnd of polic e.
Muftt Accept the Situation.
In such cirVumstauces it only re
mains for the Panama e-ompnny to ac
cept the actual situation of authority
and the facts relative to the territory
embraced by the concession. There
fore the action commenced by Colom
bia Is not receivable." The decision
concludeH with the spec-ili- recital tin
der the French code that none of tl
claims set up by Colombia Is vallrl.
that ir. request to enjoin jM-neiing ac
tions It not warranted, that its plea
for costs against the company is not
Justilied. and that the entire costs of
the procedure are assessed against the
Will Probably It Appealed.
The court announced tlc.it the other
case, relative to Colombia's right to
hold rl.twiO shares of t-tock. will be
heard April V.I. Although no formal
notice of appeal was given it was
Ftated nt the close of the court tLat
Colombia nnd Honaparte Wyse. the
original conc-essionalre. would appeal.
It is said that an appeal will not cause
elelaj', since the foregoing decision is
held to confirm tjieccmiany's full ripht
GOVERNMENT MAY WITHDRAW FINANCIAL
Wa-L:nrtn. April 1. V."..i n cm
s'derativii ot the sundry civil a.ppro
liiation bill was rcsriced by the hou.-e
ami the provision iciatii:': to state or
territorial homes for di.-abled soldiers
and sailors was rc.iched Hell (Dem i
of California asaile the policy in
force at these institutions regarding
the disposition of the inmates. He
strongly urged the holding of their
lensio!is Ly the home otlicials in ti list.
Referring to the home in his own
state lie said its othcials bad degraded
the ptate to the iio-dtion of conduct
ing a aloe tii and groirship. I'mh r the
rule now existing, he declared, the of
ficials comtHd the soldie r to surrender
his pension ami then pay it back to
him hi canteen checks'.
lie asserted that the result of this
system is a complete monopoly of
nearly every dollar that goes into that
home in the form of i-oions. In
stead, he said, of l ing an Instrument
and means of tenijK-rnnc-e the home
offer inducemenU for the old FolCicr
to march up the adjutants desk ami
Last Moment Miners
Recede From Po
sition. ACCEPT FOR STATE
Truce - Proclaimed
15 Days in
Sprinrfield. 111.. April 1. There will
be ne strike in the Illinois coal fields.
After another conference had lieen
held between representatives of the
miners 'and the oprators, the miners
f the northern Illinois field, who had
been holding out against a cut in their
istriet, voted at S o'clock last night
o withdraw their demand.
National President Mitchell and of
ficers of the state organization sup
ported the northern miners in their
ontc-ntion. :ui, up'to d o'clock indi
atieiis were that liiere would be a
trike, in this field at leapt.
Arbitration In Iowa.
Des Moin.'f-. ia.. April 1. Propo
sitions for a settlement of the mine
trike have lieen submitted by both
the c-iMTiitors and the mint i s. Ilotu
pro-joso a board of three arbitrators,
the miners desiring the scale arbl-1
trated and the operators limiting the;
question to the acceptance of the Indi
ana pol is scale.
HOPE AGAIN DIES
Chicago Car Barn Bandits Resen
tenced to Conform With
SAME DATE AS ORIGINALLY SET
Mistake Was Made In lindeavor to
ISrinjr the Hanging on a
t Iiicago. April I. I ciday owing to
tlie ai;eieti technical error, the car
barn bandits Van Dine, . iedermeier
and .Marx were resentenced. The
bandits will be cxccuteel April J-. the
date named in the original sentence.
It is claimed this removes all danger
of the murderers getting free on the
plea eif irregularity in the original
"Votlre SertrtMl Yenterrlay.
Notice that he would today move
the vacation of the former siMitenee,
and the imposition of a new sentence,
selling the same date, April T2. for
the hanging, was served on the ban
dits' attorney by Assistant State's At
torney Harry Olson esterday after
noon. The principal contention raised by
Marx in his petition for a writ of ha
beas corpus, which was granted tem
porarily by Judge Chytraus, was that
the date set for the hanging was twe
days later than the time limit placed
by the statutes.
. The bandits were se-ntenced March
26. and in an effort make the execu
tion fall on a Fridjiy. as is the cus
tom. Judge Kersten named April 22,
which was 27 davs later.
to transfer to the T!nitecT Statl-s. Tlie
other suit, relative to Colombia's right
to hold shares, does iot flt tljvi Vuit
IF CANTEEN IS NOT
get his canteen clienc. iiconcrea au
amendment to the bill In terms along
the lines of the law applying to the
Soldiers' Home in this city.
Heme 'ii way. in cliuge of the bill,
opposed the ainendiu.'iit lice-ause it was
new legislation on an nppropriatich
bill. In the course of the discussion
which followed Hornet-way declared
that state homes not only secure from
the govefnment S10 a year for the
cjire of each soldier but withhold a
part of the soldiers' pension, thereby
speculating on they generoity of the
Bell Interrupted': to 'Inquire if the
shite was not pecfMatii:g on the pen
sions of the old soldSei-s when the mon
ey was spent in canteen chec ks.
"I am ashamed "of any state that
would do that." remarked Ilemeiiway.
"And 1 am asbarjccl to say my state
does It." IJell declared: "and I am here
to stop it.
llemenw-jy replied that he would Ik?
ashamed to repreevnt'a istate that
robbed old srtaiieru. No such -ondi-tiones,
he said, existed in Indiana or
In any of the states where such homes
MIGHT MEAN LOSS OF LIFE
Ravages of Flooda in Various He
giona Continue to be
l euna, Ohio. April l. Heavy rains
have caused a big rise in Lake Mercer
reservoir, notwithstanding the gate
have been removed. .V large force of
men is at work strengthening abut
meiits. Ihere is much apprehension
a;r:ong people living in the adjacent
vailev lest the reservoir break over
Vinccmies, Inl., April 1. The
iJelgrade levee has broken again and
the Wabash is rising an inch au hour.
Water is standing in the jaincipal
streets here. It has leen raining hard
in oTi thorn Indiana nnd a still high
er stage of water i.- feared where the
rivers had begun to fall. This county
and I.-iwrenco county. 111., are largely
under water. On Holy Thursday the
people attended church in Ixv.ts. In
Lawrence county the water is in the
second stories of tarns and houses.
Live stock is living quartcnVu in the
hay mows. In one house forty refuge-es
ure living. In one1 sclied honr-e twenty-
seven women and c hildren are staying.
w idle the men come here in boats for
Hallway TratKc I'aratylznel.
Water ove r the tracks and landslides
have -topped' railroad t radio atrain. The
Indian.-.pc.lis and Vineeniie's railreeid
has had r.o train for a week. It is re
ported that Mary ressie-r. aged IS. was
drowned' at Pons' c reek w hile rescuing
bedding from her Hooded house.
Illinois Town Abandoned.
WestiKirt. opiMisite here on the Illi
nois side, has been totally abandoned.
Stock on the hills is living fed by men
in boats. One hundred refugees are
hottscd in an old hotel south of here.
There is a continuous lake for eight
miles. The situation at (.'rayville, lit.,
is very critical. The waterworks will
close with six Iticlies more water. A
heavy wind has blown down weakemd
poles, and all wire commuidcition Is
broken off with Hazleton. lecker. lii
sellville nnd many other small Indi
ana towns which it is believed are
flooded. In many places where levee.n j
have' not broken the water Is within
eight or ten inches of vhe top.
Miles City Submerged.
Miles City. Mont.. April 1. 1'ully
two-thirdis of the residen-es and busi
ness portion of Miles City are suli
merged by the Hood waters of Tongue?
river. So far there are no casualties,
but one-luilf of the homes in the Sec
ond! ward are deserted, some of the
families being sheltered in publicbulld
mgs. Schools are olor-od Indefinitely
and all business Is practically at a
CHILDREN BURN TO
DEATH IN HOME
Terrible Fate of Four little Ones
Alma. Mieh.. April 1. The f:um
house of Wetdey Sv. it;:!er. six miles
west and three north of Alma, burned
four c hildren, one ( years old, one '.'
ami twins aged 1 year. losing their
lives. The father was working in the
mill near by and the mother went to
a neighbor's a few rods distant.
As she was starting home fifteen
minutes later she nw the house en
tirely wrapped in flanns. The mill
ha nds 'carried water, in ail lo ex tin
guish the' fire, but when it was under
control sufficiently to jMTinit any one
to enter, they found the charred IkxHos
of the little children huddied in the
ecntT of the room.
SUPPORT FROM SOL
."tie fii.'iiiii.iuic .. .
ISell invested that he was pr;t:d
of Lis st.-!te. but ashamed c,f the- board
of gejvernc.rs of the home. ih vigor
ously protested against the canteen at
the- California slate home and tuged
the aeloptio'n of his amendment, which
provided that no part of the appro
priation shall apply to any stale or
territorial home Into which th wives
ami da u ii liters of soldiers are admit
ted and luiintaimd: i or shall any part
of it l-e npiM.rt ioi:ed to any rtate or
tertitorial home that maintains a bar
or canteen where intoxh ating liear-rs
Sherly iHem.i of Kentucky offered
an ame ndment to tlname ndnu nt strik
ing out its anti-en r.te-en feature. lie
was. he Kiid. as deeply grieve il over
the condition of affairs in the Cali
fornia feme as was lie!, but he cn?
pha tic-ally d-cl;u-el against "that
.sjiecieri of pat-nia!im which under
takes to legislate the -morals of jmo
ple." He was. be told, opi)fel to
any anti-canteen law. Hit ameiiel
metit wa lo4, and Itell's amendment
was ag-reeds to 50 to 31.
HEINZE PAYS FINE
AND AVOIDS JAIL
Montana Operator Forks Oier $20.
OOO Another Victory for
Butte and Boston.
r.iitte. Mont.. April 1. K. August
lleii!ze pre siiient of the M ntana Ore
I'm chasing company: A T. Frank, su-
lierinteudent of the Johnstown mil e.
and J. H. Treerise. superintendent e:f
the Harus mine, have paid the ir tines
for violation of the otder of tlw fe chr
al court enjoining Ileinze and the
Amalgamated interests from mining
the Michael Ihivitt lode claim.
Alter much discussion and a strong
resistance on the part of the Montana
Ore Purchasing company attorneys
Judge Ieatty. in the federal court.
signed the order asked for by the at
torneys of the Tutte unci Itoston com
panj' granting the r.utte and Itoston a
perpetual insieetioii of the worklugs
of the Hams and Johnstown claims.
DEADBEAT CONVERTED BY
SUNDAY SQUARES HIMSELF
Kvangeli.-t Sunday is stirring up
the natives at (ialv.'i. where he ha
been holding services a week or more.
lie is drawing large audiences night-
y. surrounding towns sending large
1 lie revival concluded oy the evan
gelist is still the ediief topic of conver-
alion at Sterling. In evidence of the?
etieet it had upon the evildoers in
that burg the Sterling Standard rc-
ates the following:
"Two years ago during the Mineral
'prings fair a man bought a doen
umbiers of C. 11. Olmstead. He did
not pav for the tumblers, neither eiid
bring them back. Dun after dun
had no effect. The man returned the
umbiers Wednesday afternoon.. lie
had been ' convorte ;! at the Sunday
meetintrs and his conscience finally
made him dig up.
HEAVY RAINS IN MARCH
loods and a Backward Seaaan for Arrl-
caltare I)ltlnirnllilnir Feature.
The I'nited States department of
griciillure issues the following speci-
erop bulletin for the month of
March in Illinois:
The coldest pe-riod occurred on lh'
d and 4th. when minima near zero
e-re rccort'ed in the central and in
the northern districts. The cold spell
as of. short duration, and no materi
al damage en.-ued. Another period of
al norinally cold weather obtained on
the 2'ilh and 2Tth. The warmest pe
riod was about the 22nd. when maxima
f 75 degrees, and above, were record
ed in the southern, and .- degrees and
above in the northern district.
Precipitation was considerably above
the seasonable average, and wa- well
distributed throughout the month.
In the northern district the rainfall
was excessive the latter part of the
month. The following torrential 24
hours falls were recorded: Olney,
Kichlaul county. tl.'iO inches; Dul'oW,
Washington county. .".7'.i inches; Ml,
Carmel. Wabash coinilv. fi.p) inches.
The correspondent at M t . (armed re
ports the 21 hour fall to have- he-en the
hea v ie.-1 si nee- 1 "-77.
. The flood situation has asume
dangerous proportions at the end eil
the month, and general inundation en
sued in tlie low tain's. i lie storm on
the 2."th was of unusual severitv, high
Hinds destroying consnle-ralile pro-
pert v in manv localities. The coneli-
tion of wheat shows dee-ided improve
meut. In the northern and central
districts the emtlook is uniformly
promising; in the southern district
where adverse e-onditious have eibtain-
ed since sow ing-. the plant has been re
vive-!, and begins to show nearly av
live is in a thriftv stage, ami all
reports indicate- a promising outlook.
Tlie season is verv backward, anil the
soil too wet fir spring plowing. A
few lie-Ids have- been seivvn with oats,
but the operation lias been generally
de-layyd on account of rains. A oon-
iderab'e proportion of the- corn crop
III the noil lie in district has been fe-el
r sedd. In the- central distric t much
re-mams in tlie hands of tanners.
Manv complaints ;ne made of bad
condition. 1 he grain j. soft and
damp, and much loss has ensue-! from
spoiling in crib. Anxiety is expressed
relative to the- varietv of seed.
Pastures and meadows are generally
very promising, l e-aon onds are con-
ce-ded to be generally killed or injured,
but either fruits, c-pe-cially apples, are
uneat h-d. Stn-k has wintered well
ind is in good condition.
PATRICK M'GRATH, THE
SUICIDE, IS IDENTIFIED
i'iic- mystery surrounding the death
of Patrick McOath., found deael in a
hurch near Kansas City, Mondav,
with a written confession in his pock
et that he kill-d Policeman Xcibe-rt
of Muscatine in lV.r(. i clearing Mc-
(Jath was unmistakab! v identified e.
terday. He was accused of robbing a
postotlice near Muscatine and disnji-
J pea red soon after.
Bold Deed of Bandits
on the Pacific
THREE MASKED MEN
Escape With Unknown
Amount of Plun
der. Sacramente. ("al., April 1.
masked men la.-t night held
Oregon express, southbound.
Southern Pacific railroad at
killed W. .1. O'A'eil. the ex pre
senger, and carried otT the contents
of the express box.
As the train stopped at Copley
water three men jumped aboard
cut the train in two, taking the
gine ami express car down the t
a short distance.
MeHttena-er Standee CJroaod.
They stopped the engine and de
manded that Messenger O'Neit open
the express ear. He rcfu-eel. where
upon they blew up the express car
with dynamite and deliberately killed
OWeil bv shooting him throu-h the
head. It is not known how mucli
booty the bandits obtained.
Left Scene on Knelne.
After robbing the- express car the
men cut the- car Ici -e and getting on
the engine compelled 1 he- engineer .to
tro ahead. When near Keswick this
men dropped e;tT the engine and dis
APE SMUGGLED THROUGH
IN DISGUISE OF A SAVAGE
St. bonis, April 1. One member of
ie colony of Filipino tribesmen who
eil me lo the- worlds fair last week
las been sadly neglected by the press
and public. The- dog-devouring, head
hunting Jgorrotes, the pigmy Xegrl
tos, Ihe Kalingas and the dancing
Visayans have received their share e-f
attention, but Sambne was overlook
ed, for Sambae belongs to neither of
these tribes. His presence in the
band was discovered to the outride '
world but vesterdav.
Sambae is a monkey. To be more;
correct, he is an ape. lor lie lias no
tail. His re-e-mblance lo a human be
ing is so marked that il has led the
scientists to search many long years
among his spee-ies the world over for
the "missing link." Small wonder
then that Sambae should pass the
ustonis otlicials' of I'nele Sam in the;
gui-e of a l-ilipino. lie is about tiio
sie of a little, black-skinned, half
clad Xeg rit o In i .
The order that no animals, not even
the-ir be. .,, I water buffalo, i-oiild be;
brought oe-r from the Philippines
with the colony was the chum of
Sambac's taking the- part of a man.
The embargo ngain-t domestic ani
mals is the result of the ravage-s of
the rinderpest. A general 1 1 ua ra n t i lie
has been in fierce for some time, and
will probably prevent any of the na
tive cattle or horses from be-ing
brought to the fair.
TESTIMONY OF CHILD f
SAVES LIFE OF FATHER
Waterloo, III.. April 1. Anton
Stocked. Jr.. has Ihch acejultted by a
jury on the charge of uiurd-erlng M
wife. His ! year-old dauglite r testified
that while she nr. I be-rN-ycar-oId broth
er were tamp-rhig with a revolver it
was acclde-ntally discharged, the bul
let causing ihe death of her mother.
WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS
OUT FOR PRESIDENT M0YER
(rand Junction. Colo., April 1.
triet Judge Ste-ve-ns has issued a writ
of habeas carpus for Chai h-s H. Moyer,
president of the- Western Fede ration of
Miners, who Is being held prisoner by
the military at Telluride. Tlie writ l
directed to Adjutant (Jeneral Sherman
M. Dell and Captain P.ulkelcy Weils.
BIG FINANCIAL FIRMS
COMBINE AT CLEVELAND
Cleveland. O.. April 1, It It an
nounced that an agreement has beoii
renched whereby the Citizens' Saving
and Trust e-ompany will absorb the
Prudential Tnut company. The Pru
dential Trust company Is capitalized
at $X),000, with ? 1 ,S00, ) In depos
PR0P03E REDUCTION IN
TAX ON LEAF TOBACCO
wnennigton. April 1. The interrai
revenue tax of cent. 4 a j-ound on leaf
tobacco lit eliminated by the term of &
bill on which favorable action ban been
taken by the Internal revenue nuh-enn.
roittee of the house ways and LoeaEt
committ-t-e. . . ... .