THE NORFOLK NEWS : FRIDAY , APRIL 11,1U)2. ! )
President Roosevelt Reviews
1 Great Military Parade.
TENDERED FORMAL RECEPTION.
One of the Day' * Features la Presents
.tlon of Sword by Nation's Chief
Executive to Major Mlcalt Jenklni ,
a Rough Rider.
Charleston , 8. C. , April 10. Greeted
and honored by manifestations of re *
upect and esteem of enthusiastic thou-
Bands , 1'rosldent Roosevelt was tlio
Cticst of tliu South Carolina IntcrHtnto
nil West Indian exposition ycRterduy.
The wonthor WUH Ideal. The ovenla of
Iho dny began with a Brand proeoB-
lon through the streets of ChailcBton
and afterwards there wcro speeches
in the- auditorium , the presentation of
a sword by thu president to Major
Mlrnh Jenkins , a luncheon at the Wo
man's building and InHpcctton of the
grounds and buildings. Thu enthusi
asm of the pee | > Iu was unbounded and
there was standing room only on the
fddmvalkH and porches and doorways
and wldo piazzas of the IIOUNOB alone
the line of march. The parade start
ed from the St. John hotel , the presi
dent's quarters , at 10 a. m , and was
roinpoacd of marines , Beamen , cadets ,
artillerymen and militiamen of four
etatos , under eommand of Colonel
GhnrlcB Morris of thu garrison at
Arriving at the exposition grounds
the' president reviewed the troops
from a stand near the auditorium.
JMre. Roosevelt stood at the presi
dent's left. The president was partic
ularly pleased with the appearance
And marching ; of thu jaeklcs and made
several complimentary remarks as
various state trooju passed before
lilm. When the president entered the
Auditorium ho bowed and a in I led his
acknowledgments to the chevrlne
which creeled him from 10,000
throats. Kings and bunting were
draped within the building and a dais
reserved for Mrs. Roosevelt , was cov
ered with a largo ( lug. The audience
licard the speakers vrlth attentive ap
preciation and cheered to the echo
many of the sentiments expressed ,
Imt the president was the center of
Attraction at all times. , President
Roosevelt's Incisive , clear cut words
sever fell on moro attentive ears.
At the conclusion of the president's
epccch , President Wagoner an
nounced that the fi lends and admirers
h of Major Jenkins In South Carolina
wished to present a sword to him on
this occasion. The president came
forward with evident delight and ,
taking the sword from the hands of
Governor Thompson , gave It to Major
Jenkins , who was In the undress uni
form of a major of rough riders.
After the exorcises In the Auditor
ium the president and his party made
on Inspection of the different build
ings and viewed all the exhibits they
could see In the limited time at their
command. Before the Inspection , all
the buildings wcro cleared of visitors
JIB far as possible by the United
'States marines. Guards wore at the
doors of buildings and while the
president was In a building no ono
was allowed to enter. A luncheon
nt the woman's building was the clos
ing event in the president's visit. Ho
ald ho had enjoyed every minute of
l la stay , that It was Impossible to do
Justice to the hospitality of Charles
hrT ton , adding : "I mean every word I
FAIL TO DEFEAT TREATY.
Opponents of West India Sale Again
Repulsed In Landsthlng.
Copenhagen , April 10. Yesterday's
cession of the landsthlng was very
exciting. The opposition moved to
reject the treaty outright , but the mo-
lion was lost by 23 to 35 votes. The
majority report is understood to be
couched in extreme terms , for the
purpose of exacting concessions * on
-4.be part of the folkthlng. The Unit
ed States minister to Denmark. Mr.
Swenson , Ignores the communication
which Captain Christmas addressed to
him , denying the alleged bribery of
Small Riot at a Banquet.
Chicago , April 10. Rivalry between
telephone companies represented at
the convention of the Independent
Telephone association caused riotous
disorder at a banquet at the Sherman
house last night. Policemen were
called to preserve even a semblance
cf order and oven their efforts failed
lor an hour to qulot the banqueters.
During this time fist fights were en
gaged In and men who attempted to
cpeak were compelled'- take their
ceats after having been made targets
for pieces of bread and other edibles.
The banqueters climbed over tables
and chairs and hauled each other
around by the arms.
New York , April 10. Authoritative
announcement of a consolidation of
the great hardware jobbing interests
of the country , capitalized at f 120,000.-
000 is mode by the Iron Ago today.
The consolidation embraces 50 houses
representing nearly every important
trade center of the country. Negotia
tions are still pending with other
houses , and It is expected that there
Trill be further accession to the num
ber already enrolled In the combina
Chcctsw Road Changes Hands.
Philadelphia , April 10. Announce
ment was made yesterday by Edward
R. Smith & Co. , bankers , of this city ,
that the Choctaw , Oklahoma and Gulf
Railroad company has been sold to
Jpeyer & Co. , bankers , of New York.
SEVEN INJURED IN RUNAWAY.
Poll Dearers and Driver Thrown From
Vehicle Returning From Funeral.
Clu-yenno , April 10. A serious runaway -
away accident occurred yesterday dur
ing the funeral of John Meyers , an
old time resident , nnd as a result
Boven men are suffering from broken
limbs , cuts nnd bruises.
The funeral procession was return.
Ing from the cemetery and Iho horses
attached to the three-seated carriage
carrying the pall bearers became
frightened. The driver , Ed Hotollng ,
was thrown junior the wheels and
both logs were crushod. The tram
dashed down Capitol avenue to Fif
teenth street , where the carriage wan
turned over on the cuih , All of the
occupant ! ! wore thrown out and seri
SAYS HE IS EMBEZZLER.
Paying Teller In First National at St.
Joseph Makes Confession.
St. Joseph , April 10. Leo Gallher ,
the paying teller of the First National
bank of this city , was arrested last
night on a charge of omlie/zllng
funds of the bank. President Jacob
Ford swore to the complaint. The
apeclllc sum Is alleged to bo $20,000.
The money Is nald to have been stolen
In small amounts. Gallhor Is 3d
years old , married and Is well con
nected. Ho refused to make a state
ment concerning the charges , but con
fessed that ho Is an embezzler.
POWDER PLANT 10 WRECKED.
Two Men Lose Their Lives In a Ter
rific Explosion at Cleveland.
Cleveland , April 10. Two men were
killed as the result of an explosion
of nearly 3,000 pounds of powder at
the plant of the Austin Powder com
pany at Glen Willow , a few miles
southeast of the city , early yesterday.
The powder plant was completely
The dead are Lemuel Evans and
Charles Yonkcrs , who wcro employed
In the mill. The cause of the explo
sion is not known.
THREE BLOWN TO ATOMS.
Workmen In Sawmill Near Grlnnell
Killed In Explosion.
Gilnnoll , la. , April 10. Prank Mcy-
era , Dildley Boyd and James Shaffer
were Instantly Killed in a boiler explo
sion at Peorla , a small town south of
this place. The men were employed
In a sawmill. James Carter , the pro
prietor , sustained serious Injuries.
The three victims were literally
blown to fragments. "
Stormy Weather Off Atlantic Coast.
Now York , April 10. The North
German Lloyd line steamer Trave ,
from Genoa , which arrived off Sandy
Hook yesterday , was prevented from
crossing the bar by the gnlo nnd
heavy sea. In attempting to anchor
she lost her starboard anchor and
was obliged to go to sea for the night.
All In-coming vessels report stormy
weather off the coast. A number of
steamships arrived from Mediterra
nean ports , but none saw the Gorman
emperor's yacht Meteor or her con
sort , the Scotia.
Dam Swept Before Flood.
Huron , S. D. , April 10. A largo dam
which conflnod water In a lake cov-
01 Ing many acres on the Fred M. Wilcox -
cox ranch In Mllford township , broke
and the water flooded nn immense
acreage of lowland. The lake was
fed from artesian wells , but the late
rains and melting snow Increased the
pressure of water beyond the strength
of the dam and It suddenly gave way.
The loss Is very heavy.
Side Stake Twenty Thousand.
New York , April 10. A. J. Welsh
of the Charter Oak track has arrived
here with articles of agreement for
the match race between F. F. Smath-
cr'a Lord Derby and Thomas Law-
son's Boralma for 01 side stake of $20-
000. The articles call for the race to
take place on Sept. 2 , which Is the
second dny of the Charter Oak meet
Wreck Victim Dies.
Kallspel. Mon. , April 10. W. O.Cher-
rler , who was badly scalded and oth
erwise Injured in the wreck of a Great
Northern passenger train east of this
place , died last night. The other In
jured are doing well nnd it is believed
all will recover. A soft track , caused
by the spring thaw , Is thought to have
been responsible for the disaster.
Train Does Deadly Work.
Grlnnoll , la. , April 10. While
crossing the Milwaukee tracks be
tween Albla and Foster , Mrs. John
W. Madison , Sr , , and her daughtor-In-
law were run Into by a westbound
freight. The elder vroma < n was in
stantly killed and her daughter badly
injured. A 3-montliB-old baby in the
vehicle escaped unhurt
White to Succeed Whltfield.
Milwaukee , April 10. According to
W. Van Brunt , president of the St.
Joseph club of the Western Ucaguo.'Vv * .
D. White , formerly president of the
Eastern League , will In all probability
be elected president bf the Western
League , to succeed James A. Whit-
field , at a mooting to bo held in Kan
sas City tomorrow.
His Life Crushed Out In Car.
Humboldt , Neb. , April 10. David
Gather , a colored boy about 20 years
old , was killed in the railroad yards
here yesterday whllo stealing a ride
in a boxcar loaded with lumber. Dur
ing some switching of the car the
lumber was precipitated upon him.
Fatally Crushed by Cars.
Falrbury , Nob. , April 10. Roy Hartman -
man , an employe of the car repair de
partment of the Rock Island , wan
caught between two cars on the repair -
pair track yesterday and so badly
ryue < l that be died in 16 minutes.
Insane Woman Slays Her Hus
band , Son and Self.
MAN WAS PROMINENT BANKER.
Mrs. Shepard E. Bucey of Everett ,
Wash. , Performs the Deed With Re
volver No Cause Can Be Assigned
fo- the Tragedy Except Insanity.
Everett , Wash. , April 10. A shock
ing tragedy occurred shortly after 7
o'clock last night , when Mrs. Shepard
It. itticoy , wife of the assistant cashier
of the American National bank , killed
her husband , their 4-year-old son and
herHcll' In a lit of insanity. When as
sistance arrived at the house , the
clinched hand of Mrs. Bueey retained
the smoking revolver. In the parlor
lay the form of Mrs. Hucey , shot
through the heart , lly her aide was
her BOH , Eugene , with a bullet hole
through his head. In thu dining room
was Ducey's body with two bullet
holes behind the left ear. The most
reliable account of the tragedy Is
told by a servant , Elizabeth McNulty ,
who said : "I was in the kitchen
when Mrs. Hucey IIred the first shot.
I started In , but seeing her approachIng -
Ing with a smoking revolver , I re
turned to the kitchen , where Mr.
Hueoy's mother was with the baby.
With the second Bhot , the old lady
started Into the room , when Mrs.
Bucey ran up to her husband nnd
fired two shots thioiiRh his head.
She then Killed herself. "
LIGHT ON MURDER MYSTERY.
Witness McAullffe May Have Met
Death In Police Station.
Now York , April 10. Continued ef
forts to solve the mystery in the death
of James McAullffe , chief witness
against Wardman Glcnuon , who waa
convicted and sentenced to Sing Sing
for I'alliuo to suppress a disorderly
house a few months ago , resulted In
a sensation lust night at the West
Forty-seventh street police station.
McAullffo was found dead on a side
walk near his home several wcoks
ago. Owing to the bruised condition
of the body , his friends declared ho
had met foul play. It transpired he
had spent the night in the West Forty-
seventh street station on a charge of
drunkenness and had been discharged
In comt the next morning. Efforts
to trace ills movements from the court
room have been continued. Two per
sons wcro fou 1 who declared they
saw a man answering the description
of McAullffe put Into a cab at the sta
tion. Two others declare they saw
the same man thrown from a vehicle
near where McAullffo was found dead.
The olllcers attached to the station
were paraded before two of these men
Aaron Cohen and John Lennon. Both
declared that Detective Sergeant
James Klernan was one of the two
men they saw carrying a man from
the door of the station house toward a
cab standing at the curb.
BRUTAL MURDER AT DETROIT.
Girl Clubbed to Death and Her Body
Lacerated With Knife.
Detroit , April 10. Just before mid
night the most brutal murder of re
cent years In this city was committed
on One Hundred and Thirty-seventh
street , between Antoinette and Me-
Graw streets. A young girl , who has
not yet been Identified , was stabbed
and pounded to death. Her throat
was cut from ear to ear , a kuifo wan
thrust Into her brain behind the ear ,
and a dent in her forehead showed
that she had been clubbed. A resi
dent ol the neighborhood , Harry Jew
ell , heaid cries and screams , and lookIng -
Ing out , saw a man striking a girl
down. After felling her and running
away a short dlstatico , Jewell says
the assailant turned again and re
newed his attack on her prostrate
body. Jewell notified the police , who
found the girl dead. She was appar
ently a working girl. Several people
residing In the vicinity of the murder
were taken to the morgue by the po
lice , but none of them could identify
the girl. No trace of her murderer
has been found.
Coroner Hoffman says that the
girl was In a. delicate condition and
he believes this Is the reason she was
Drove Nail Into Husband's Head.
Wellington. Kan. , April 10. In
Grnntcounty , OklahomaJustncross' the
line from here , Mrs. Peoples , a Bohe
mian , is reported to have killed her
husband by driving a nail into his
head. Peoples , who was a farmer ,
went homo drunk , beat his wlfo and
after ordering her to got supper , went
to sleep with his head leaning against
a pine partition. When supper was
ready the woman tried to awaken him ,
hut failed. Fearing that he would beat
her again when he awoke for not call
ing him , she drove a nail through from
the other side of the partition into
the man's head , killing him. Mrs.
Peoples made on attempt to escape.
Jessie Morrison Released on Bond.
Eldorado , Kan. , April 10. After nn
Imprisonment of eight days in the
county jail. Jesslo Morrison , awaiting
her third trial for the murder of Mn > .
Olln Castle , was yesterday released
In $10,000 bond. There were four
signers to the bond , who qualified for
Recapture McCoy Jeanette.
Sioux Falls , S. D , April 10. Me-
Coy Jeunotte , the young desperado
who escaped from the county jail In
this city about ten days ago , has been
recaptured at Hopkins , Neb. A tele
gram to thin effect hau been received
by the local authorities ,
KINO LEOPOLD IS MOBBED.
Surrounded by Socialists Who Wave
Ked Flafls In His l/iajccty's Face.
RriisHols , April 10. King Leopold
was mobbed by socialists yesterday
on his arrival hero from Biarritz. The
mooting between the socialists nnd
the king was quite accidental , but It
was none the leas unpleasnut for his
majesty , whoso automobile wc.s sur
rounded by excltod soclallsta who
shouted : "Long IIvo the republic , "
'Long live universal suffrage , " and
waved red Hags In the king's faco.
The socialists had collected nt the
railroad stctlon to bid farewell to the
members of a delegation of Spanish
republican deputies who had attended
the socialist gatherings hero. The
pollco Informed the Spaniards that
they must leave Brussels forthwith
ami the delegates were escorted to the
station by a largo gathering 'of so
cialists , bearing rod Hags. The king
happened to arrive at the same tlmo
and had difficulty in getting his auto
mobile out of the crowd , but ho final
ly found an opening r.nd outdistanced
The Incident has aroused Intense
excitement and there are fours of fur
ther disturbances and complications.
The minister of war , General Alkem-
ado , has ordered the mllltla reserves
of 18 rcglmento to bo In readiness to
rejoin the colors , and gendarmes of
all the divisions are held In instant
readiness to march wherever required.
LAST RITES OVER RHODES.
Services at Buluwayo Attended by
Great Throng of Mourners.
Buluwayo , Matabeleland , April 10.
After an Impressive service hold at
the drill hall yesterday by the bish
op of Mashonaland , the coflln contain
ing the remains of Cecil Rhodes start
ed on the last stage of Its journey to
the Mntoppo hills. At the service
there occurred a remarkable demon
stration of sorrow , in which the whole
surrounding count ly participated.
Hundreds of persons were turned
away from the drill hall , which was
crowded to Its utmost capacity , and
thousands of voices In nnd around the
building took up the funeral anthem.
The streets through which the fu
neral procession passed were lined
with troops and everybody fell in be
hind the co111n as soon as the cortege
left the town limits. The entire popu
latlon of Buluwayo took part in the
procession , leaving the town deserted.
Disorders in Brussels.
Brussels , April 10. The anti-Catho
lic agitation culminated in a riot here
yesterday. A thousand socialists at
tended a meeting nnd afterwards
marched to Sentln street , where they
stoned the house of n Catholic depu
ty. The police chaigcd the rioters
with drawn swords. Several of the
latter were severely injured and 20
The smashing of windows , revolver
firing and other disorders continued
throughout the evening.
Chinese Attack Russians.
St. Petersburg , April 10. The Rug- '
slan military commander in the
Kwang Tung territory of Manchuria
reports that GOO Chunchus attacked
the Russian post on the Llao river
last month. The Chinese wore re
pulsed with the loss of 20 men killed.
Two Russians were killed and five
Dr. Talmagc's Condition Is Critical.
Washington , April 10. The prevailing -
ing symptoms In Dr. Talmago's case
have been aggravated by congestion
of the brain , which a consultation of
physicians determined now exists.
The patient has been most of the day
unconscious and his present condition
is now very grave.
TELEGRAMS TERSELY TOLD.
Two farmers named Kanser ami
Bustle were shot from ambush and
killed at Bernstadt , Ky. , Wednesday.
Major Waller , at the Manila court-
martial , testified that General Smith
ordered Samar natives over 10 years
old to be Killed.
Theprlnclpal portion of the business
district of Casey , Ills. , was destroyed
by fire Tuesday night and the loss
will exceed ? 50.000.
The machinery of the Canadian
military department has been set In
motion for the enlistment of 2,000
men for South Africa.
By the capsizing of the towboat
Acorn at Pittsbnrg Wednesday , Cap
tain Samuel Sllvey.and Lee Legg , a
fireman , were drowned.
Ralph Marcum , marshal of Fallburff ,
Ky. , was shot and killed by George
Cooksey , whom he was trying to ar
rest for some minor offense.
Judge Tuley announced Wednesday
that ho would appoint a receiver for
the Title and Trust Building and
Loan association of Chicago.
The American Smelting company
has decided to begin the treatment of
the low grade sulphide ores In which
the Leadvllle camp abounds.
Secretary Root. In a report to the
house on the army transport service ,
admitted that extravagance and bad
management had existed , but claimed
the service Is Improved.
Major Joseph S. Smith of Bates ,
one of the most prominent farmers
and stock raisers in central Illinois ,
died Wednesday at Corpus Chrlstl ,
Tex. , where had been for his health.
General MacArthur in his testi
mony before the senate committee ,
said that American ideas would win
the Filipinos. The present war , be
declared , was the most humane of
The All-Amerlcan bowling trio ,
made up of crack rollers from New
York , Chicago and one other city lo
cated in the middle west , will visit
all bowling centers west of the Mis
sissippi river to the Pacific coast
William Alden Smith Leads Op
position to Cuban Measure.
ASSAILS LEADERS OF HIS PARJY.
Michigan Man Urges Republicans Not
to Support the Bill No Limit to De
bate In House Chinese Exclusion
Measure In Senate.
Washington , April 10. The feature
of the second day's debate in the
IIOUBO on the Cuban reciprocity bill
was an Impassioned speech in opposi
tion to the measureby William A.
Smith , a Michigan Republican. Sen
ators Spooner , Quarlcs and Dolllvcr
and a group of Michigan beet sugar
manufacturers in the gallery were In
his audlonco and ho was liberally ap
plauded by his Republican supporters
as he assailed the Republican leaders
who were advocating the bill , boldy
charging them with being false to the
Republican doctrine of protection. He
announced that ho was willing to vote
to overrule the chair In order to sup
port an amendment to take the differ
ential off refined sugar. Morris
( Minn. ) , another Republican who
made a strong speech against the bill ,
also made a similar announcement.
The other speakers yesterday were
Ball ( Dem. , Tex. ) and Parkman
( Dem. , La. ) , both of whom opposed
the bill , and Mondell ( Wy. ) , who advocated -
vocated Its passage.
The Democratic and Republican op
ponents of the measure are trying to
get together on the proposition to
take the differential oft refined sugar.
The Indications are that the debate
will bo protracted. The demand for
time to speak is great and there Is
now no expectation that general de
bate will be completed until next
CHINESE BILL IN SENATE.
Exclusion Measure Declared by Oppo
nents to Be Unjust and Unamerlcan.
Washington , April 10. Throughout
yesterday's session of the senate the
Chinese exclusion bill was under con
sideration. Galllnger ( N. H. ) and
Dllllngham ( Vt. ) opposed the bill and
Turner ( Wash. ) supported it. Gal
llnger urged that the pending bill was
unnecessary , unjust and un-American
and was clearly in contravention of
our treaty obligations with China. In
an extended address Turner appealed
to the senate to pass the proposed bill ,
not merely for the protection of the
people of the Pacific coast , but to pre
vent the entire body politic from be
ing contaminated by the Chinese. D1I-
.llngham advocated the re-enactment
of the present Geary law. He de
clared that representatives of the Pa
cific states had expressed themselves
as perfectly satisfied with the opera
tion of the existing law and that there
was no proper reason for a change ,
particularly as the change would In
volve great trouble and expense.
Commandant Egged by Students.
Lexington , Ky. , April 10. Insubor
dination at the Kentucky agricultural
and mechanical college here came tea
a climax last night , when in the dor
mitory Commandant Robert A. Me-
Kee was knocked down , deluged In
water and egged by a division of ca
dets. After the evening Inspection
he was leaving the dormitory when a
bucket of water was thrown over him
from a second story window. Ho reentered -
entered the building and ordered the
division to fall in. The order was
obeyed , but suddenly the light went
out and he was knocked down ,
pounded with bad eggs and water
poured over him. He has resigned.
Kitchener Preparing forAnother Drive
Pretoria , April 10. The British are
making preparations for a great series
of "drives" on the arrival or rein
forcements. The general outlook for
the Boers Is said to be most disheart
ening. It Is thought here that the
bulk of the rebels are only waiting
a promise that they will not be banIshed -
Ished to come in and surrender. Mr.
Steyn , the former president of the
Orange Free State , who is taking part
In the peace negotiations , Is suffering
from severe ophthalmia and is
threatened with total blindness.
Holland Is the Favorite.
Holland , April 10. A dispatch to
the Globe from Christiana , Norway ,
says the government commission ap
pointed to report upon submarine
boats has directed in favor of the
Holland typo. The minority expressed -
pressed the opinion that submarine
boats wore not sufficiently developed
to Justify their introduction Into the
Relief Fund for Indians.
Ardmore. I. T. , April 10. Secretary
Hitchcock has directed that $25,000
of the proceeds derived from the sale
of townslte property in the Choctaw
nation bo made Immediately available
for relieving distress now prevailing
among the Choctaw Indians. The
money will be distributed by Governor
Dukes and Agent Shoenfelt.
Blue Urged for Pension Chief.
Washington , April 10. The Kan
sas delegation in congress met In
conference and unanimously decided
to push Hon. R. W. Blue of Kansas
for pension commissioner , to succeed
II. Clay Evans. A committee was ap
pointed to sco the president when he
returns from the south.
Prisoner Escapes From Train.
Topeka , April 10. F. J. Deaver ,
charged with burglary , who was being
taken from Colorado to Nashville ,
Tcnn. , by Sheriff Hurt of Nashville ,
escaped from th train here yesterday.
WANT LAND LEASING BILL.
South Dakota Cattlemen Vote to Re
quest Passage of Measure.
lUpId City , S. D. , April 10.-A reso
lution calling upon congress to pass
the land leasing measure was passed
by the western South Dakota cattle
men after a spirited discussion among
themselves. Bartlctt Richards of
Chadron and Jerry Simpson wcro the
hardest workers In favor of tlio meas
ure and the debate lasted half the
The cattlemen donated J200 to the
' home President
South Dakota children's ,
dent Howard giving chock for $100.
The business of the meeting Is over.
The executive committee voted to
hold the next mooting at Rapid City.
WOMAN GIVEN NEW TRIAL.
Supreme Court of Iowa Reverses Ver
dict in the Hossack Murder Case.
Des Molnes , April 10. The supreme -
court yesterday reversed the verdict
and ordered a new trial in the Hos-
sack murder cose. The defendant ,
Margaret Hossack , is serving a life
sentence for the alleged muvdor ot
her husband , a wealthy farmer , who
resided near Indlanola. His head waa
split open with an ax two years ago.
He was asleep at the tlmo of the mur
der and his wife was by his side. She-
claimed the crime was committed by
Illinois Miners Give In.
Springfield , Ills. , April 10 The
threatened coal miners' strike In the
Seventh district has been settled.
The miners wanted 45 cents per ton
and the operators were willing to pay
only 42 cents , the old rate. A confer
ence was held , at which the miners
receded from their demands and re
turned to work at 42 cents. They
have been endeavoring for three years
to secure an Increase to 45 cents.
Will Form Reciprocity League.
Chicago , April 10. At the conven
tion of the Western Reciprocity
League , which opens here today , a na
tional reciprocity league will be
formed. Governor Stanley of Kansas ,
the chairman , arrived yesterday and
went in conference at once with Chicago
cage people who are Interested In
Mexican reciprocity. Governor Stanley - | |
ley said it was a question for the con- A "i t
vention whether he should retire from *
the chairmanship. df
Endorse Michigan Strike.
Indianapolis , April 10. The na
tional executive board of the United
Mine Workers of America endorsed
the strike now in progress in the
Michigan field , but Instructed the na
tional officers to urge another confer
ence between the miners and oper
ators , with a view to settling the dif
ferences. The strike has been on ,
since April 1 and affects 3,000 men.
Live Stock Rates Reduced.
Chicago , April 10. Traffic officials
of western lines have determined to
place live stock on a parity with
dressed beef in respect to the rates
charged. At a meeting yesterday It
was decided that between the Mis
souri and Chicago the rate on live
stock should be 18' , cents , Instead ot
Crmincd the Objector.
Booker T. Washington told an nrcus-
ing of old colored -
story nn preacher- i
who was endeavoring to explain to his J *
congregation bow It was that the chll- '
drcn of Israel passed over the Red sea
safely , while the Egyptians , who came
nfter them , were drowned. The old
man said :
"My brethren , It was thLs way : When
the Israelites passed over , it was early
In the morning , while it was cold , and
the Ice was strong enough so that they
went over all right ; but when the
Egyptians came along It was in the-
middle of the day , nnd the sun had
thawed the Ice so that It gave way
under them , nnd they were drowned. " J
At this a young man in the congrega
tion , who had been nwny to school nnd
had come home , rose nnd said : "I don't
see how that explanation can be right ,
parson. The geography that I've been
studying tells us that ice never forms If
under the equator , nnd the Red sea Is
nearly under the equator. "
"There , now. " said the old preacher.
"That's all right. I'ze been 'spectln'
some of you smart Alecks would bo
nskin' Jest some such fool question.
The time I was talkln' about was be
fore they had nny Jogafrles or 'quatora
A Nevr Rngllih Anther.
The traveler who happens to b
weather bound at Perugia may find
some amusement In the library of ono
of the leading hotels. Among the con
tents of the shelves there lg a consid
erable sprinkling of English books ;
but , to the visitor's surprise , n large
proportion of these are by a mysterious
author , "Bart , " of whose name he Is
probably Ignorant. But when he finds
that Bart has written "Ivnnhoc" nnd
"Tho Last Days of Pompeii" the key to
the mystery is discovered. The local
binder has taken the author's title for
his name , nnd Sir Walter Scott and
Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton are credit
ed with but one personality between
"Conscience money" In Great Britain
now amounts to thousands of pounds
annually. The first sum noticed was
on March 30 , 1789 , when 300 WOB cor-
tied to the public account in conse- ,
qucnce of a note received by the chan
cellor. The writer with troubled soul
Implored him , "as an honest man , to
consider the money the property of tho-
nation and to be so just as to apply
it to the of the
use state in such a
manner that the nation may not suffer
by its having been detained nud thus
to case the conscience of nn honest ,
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