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The Diamond Drill
TIIOS. CON LI NT, Editor. , CRYSTAL FALLS, - MICHIGAN 1903 APRIL 1903 SCI. 101. TTIS. VIS. TICl. ril. Bit. T"T2?To IT T2 13 TTT5 TTyTi 19 20 2? 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 77 A WEEK'S RECORD All tho News of the Past Seven Days Condensed. HOME AND FOREIGN ITEMS News of tho Industrial Field, Personal ami Political Items, Happenings at Homo and Abroad. THE NEWS FRO II ALL THE WORLD DOMESTIC. In addressing grand army men nt New Orleans, Mo., Con. Thomas Stew art, commander in chief, said preju dice was rapidly dying out in both north and south. The flood hit nation in the &outh con tinues to improve. Fmrglars broke into the safe in the post oflice at Fairport, ()., and secured about $500 in stamps. It is Mated that the authorities at RulTalo do not believe IVnnell lulled Psirdick, but that n woman, who is al leged to have had a strong motive, com mit ted the crime. Mrs. Margaret O'Day, of Chicago, was killed by a bullet from a rifle which Miss Nellie O'Day, her niece, accidental ly fired. The Fort Wayne (Ind.) car building hint of the Pennsylvania railroad Buf fered $100,000 loss by fire. Under a revision of the civil service rules, to take effect April 15, the classi fied mtv ice is extended to all positions which are subject to classification un der the civil service net. Fire which broke out in the Ilayden building nt Rochester, N. Y., resulted in damage of $300,000, which is divided among several concerns. The post office supply contract con- piracy is now under investigation by fix Inspectors, in Washington. The ring apparently has existed for years, while certain officials have grown rich off small salaries. The two young sons of J. Y.Johnson died at Glenwood, la., as the result of eating the roots of an unknown plant growing in the yard. John V. Connolly, a noted horseman, was thrown to the street by the horse he was riding in Madison, Ind., and killed. 1 J. Cogan, of Saxton, Pa., shot and killed his vv ife nnd then himself nt the Paltiraore A, Ohio depot at llynman, Ta. Jfraocis Hare and wife were assassi nated nt Ravia, I. T each being shot in the breast. Hare was n political leader among the Chickasaw s. High oflicials of "the New Jersey Traction company, including A. J. Cas satt, president have been indicted in Newark, N. ,1., for n railway accident In which nine high school girls were killed. Abolishment of excess fares on fast trains may be forced by the Klkins lawi The Missouri legislature, which ha Adjourned, mode appropriations Amounting to $6,463,022. Fire destroyed the plants of the American Cycle company nnd the In dia Rubber company at Akron, O. the loss being $250,000. Secretary Shaw announces that he will resume the refunding of old bonds with new two per cents. This is ex pected tolncreake the circulation $2d), 000,000. Th! llurdlck inquest nt Ruffalo closed without disclosing identity of the mur . dered. The verdict will be withheld "intil finding of Inquest on Arthur It. ncrnnell nnd his wife Is rendered, on Lowell (Mass.) Textile council tietul V rik because ten per cent. Write. qnTf aFe lH rtr,1!8rd. Seven plants r Alfred A. Knapp, charged with mur dering four of his- wives, has been indicted at Hamilton, (&for murder. Tho weekly trade reviews report business accelerated by the early opening of spring. , Diamonds valued at $1,000 were stolen from a Minneapolis jewelry house by unknown persons. A. L. Holding was hanged at Tort- land, Ore., for the murder July 12, 1902, of his wife, his mother-in-law, Mrs. McCro.sk ey, and Frank Wood ward. The Cuban government has been no tilled by President Roosevelt that an extra session of congress will be called to ratify the reciprocity treaty if the island congress accept It as amended by the United States. Will Dorsey (colored) was hanged at Birmingham, Ala., for highway robbery. A break in the levee at Greenville, Miss., flooded a large section of fine farm land and many lives were report ed lost, a woman and five children perishing in one house. President Roosevelt will start April 1 on his tour of the west. lie will travel 14,000 miles, visiting 22 states and two territories. The National Council of Women, in session at New Orleans, elected Mrs. Mary Wood Swift, of San Francifcco, president. The United States armored cruiser West Virginia will be launched at Newport News April 18. C. K. fl. Hillings entertained hid friends in New York at an equestrian fea-st, guests, dining while seated on the backs of horses. . The total expense of the coal strike commission was about $38,000. The arrival of 4,569 immigrants at Ellis island broke all records for Sun day in the history of the harbor of New York. President Roosevelt has arranged a series or speeches Tor ns -western trip. The keynote of his addresses will be tariff revision, for which he seeks a pledge from his part-. Fourteen of the largest tanning firms in Chicago have organized an employers' association so as to oppose the demands of union employes. The seventy-first legislature of Maine has adjourned James S. Harlan, of Chicago, called on President Roosevelt to resign his of fice as attorney general for Porto Rico. The St. Louis exposition dedicatory programme will include a military parade on April 30 and dedication ad dresses by President Roosevelt and Grovcr Cleveland. Tlie Mississippi river flood is rising nt Greenville, Miss., nnd people are rowing through the streets in skiffs. Senator William H. Allison in an in terview predicted that tariff would be. the issue of the next national campaign. A rich anthraetie coal mine has been discovered ten miles south of Havre, Mont. Cold finds in the Tanana district in Alaska are- said to be richer and more extensive than those of the Klondike. IT.HSOAL AU POLITICAL. William H. Dyers, a Colorado pioneer and founder of the Rocky Mountain News, the first daily newspaper pub lished in Denver, died in that city, aged ! years. . George P. Haworth, who invented the corn planter, wheat drills and other agricultural implements, died in Decatur, 111., aged 70 years. Uriah H. Crosby, a pioneer Chicago resident and builder of the Crosby op. ara house, died at l5rcwster,Mass.,aged years. Isaac It. Price celebrated his one hundred and first birthdnv in New York, lie has only been out of the city once in his long life. Nathaniel K. Fairbanks, philanthro pist and one of Chicago's most prom inent pioneer business men, died at his home at the age of 73 years. William V, MeKean, for nearly 30 years editor in chief, or the Public Ledger, died nt his home in Philadel phia, aged 83 years. Gustavus P. Swift, head of the Swift A- Co. packing industries, died suddenly nt his home in Chicago, aged 64 years. lie was the originator of the present system of preparing and marketing dressed meats and was a multimillionaire. Dr. John P. Wood, a prncticiiKrphvsi- cian for 75 years, died at Thomas, Okln., need 101 years. The Hritlsh ministry has been warned by JrUh nationalists of de feat if the land bill in not amended to meet their demands, a The German empiM w as thrown from her horse near Jllerlin and her right arm was fractured. Maeabebe scouts defeated San Mi guel force of Philippine ladrones after a brisk battle, and the enemy left 45 dead on the field. Three passengers were burned tt death and 19 others injured in a rail way collision at La Coste, Mexico. The season's- catch for the New foundland fleet- is expected to reach ful l3- 3C0,O0O seals. The reciprocity treaty between Cuba and the United States, as amended by the senate of the United States, has been approved by the Cuban senate by a vote of 12 to 9. The sultan of Turkey ha asked Miss Alice Roosevelttochristen the Ottoman cruiser Medjidia when that vessel is launched from the Cramp yard in May. San Miguel, the Filipino lender, was killed iu a fight near Mariquina. LATEIU onauvo, - r , A. A .minim mrrwiiff ll II1C I TH nke nnlversjv" 1 fessJ1 in fl J v 11 u re s in UwlMie seven lJ Mnit 205 FOHKIC.tf. Maj. Gen. Sir Hector Mncdonald, Hritlsh military commander at Cey lon and Doer war hero, committed sui cide in a Paris hotel while en route to face court-martial for immoral conduct. The Toronto (Ont.) opera house has ieen burned, the estimated loss being $1 .10,000 f 'v' nHmmOTi1"0 read hi special message is net: ""-- - . Mgnation or me presi 1S SO I 'vt thL',am n51' Introduced in the jinnni nrovhle n. loan of sllin,,y tJl(, nriihh povernment tt S (tenants to purchase their ular ( ttt Can Tnon T,.-l TM 1 HC I'Allce Roosevelt a grand re OnC the thente r, . . r William lm IntMcil it.. I. K$l of the United Stntesln North avican waters to visit Kiel, Ger. ny, during regattn week In May. vc:iw VI.I...I t tT-it ;'- m iiiimi 11 11 m, u 11 mi's .n ifiinn, ; 'Iujh McCallum and 11. Holton were I drowned Jn p.ass lake, near Owen T. c .....1 n.i tt n. i.i iniiiiii.., will., vtiiiitr 11 nil 1 11. The Cnrthvulnn monks, the richest religious order in Prance, have been re fused permission to remain in the re public. " ' ' " The revolution which broke out Jn Nicarngna is rapldlj- being suppressed and the government!! confident of re storing order soon. ?o. .larch New during Judge Hnnecy failed to order the arrest of the Chicago election board for opening Lorimer-Durborow con gressional ballots in spite of injunc tion. Forrest MeCord, a barber at Dower ville, O., killed Charity Storts, his sweetheart, and ended his own life. Eighteen arrests have been made at Waterbury, Conn., in connection with violence during the trolley strike sev eral weeks ago. Capt. John T. Roper, proprietor of the Ohio Soldier and a civil war vet eran, died at Chillicothe, O., aged 62 years. A violent storm which prevailed at Newport News, Va., for 24 hours did much damage. Senor Qursada, the Cuban minister, called upon Secretary Hay nnd official ly notified him of the ratification of the treaty by the Cuban senate. Frank Robertson, a negro in jail at Dradley, Ark., charged with arson, was lynched by a mob. The United States senate subcom mittee 011 finance will meet at New York this week to plan more elastic currency system. Maj. Gen. MacArthur has assumed command of the department of Cali fornia. Gen. Will inm Dooth, Salvation army commander, was welcomed home to London from America by 10,000 peo ple. James K. Pearl and his wife, he col ored and she white, were killed by the cars at Quiney, 111. A counterfeit of the $"10 silver cer tificate of the series of 181)9, jniorly executed, has been discovered. Indignation against th? United States is at high pitch in Derlin be cause or Admiral Dewey s remarks on the German nav3 It is officially announced that King Kdward and Queen Alexandra will visit Ireland In July or August. Work has begun on a canal be tween Lake Michigan and small lakes near Hammond, Ind. It will be 250 feet wide and 21 feet deep. Flections were held in Iowa cities of the second clnss, politics generally being subordinated to local issues. The management of the Lake Shore railroad has decided to four-track the line lwtween Chicago and ItufTalo. Junius D. Clay, son of Cassius M. Clay, and one of the largest land own ers near Paris, Ky.. was accidentally shot and killed by his wfe. The finding 011 the IMwin L. Durdick inquest at nun a 10 declares the murder er unknown, but that Arthur R. Pcn nell's arrest would be justified if he were living. Six men were killed b' a gas explo sion in a Sandoval (111.) coal mine and five others were seriously burned. Noah Raby celebrated his one hun dred and thirty-first birthday in New Prunswick, N. J. He wan born at F.ntontow n, N. ('., on April 1, 1772. The Lake Shore twentieth century limited train made a run of 31 miles In 368 minutes. King Oscar of Sweden and Norway has resumed his duties of ruler of the kingdom after a rest since Jan uary 27 because of illness. Miss Alice Roosevelt sailed from Snn Juan for New York on board the steamer Con mo. The president hns selected Wayne MacVeagh to represent the United States in the Venezuelan case before the Hague tribunal. Denedict S: Co., "get-rich-quiek"con-cern, abandoned its South F.eml (Ind.) offices, leaving many creditors. Judge Simson of Terre Haute. Ii.d., says that boards of health cannot exclini. nnvaccinatcd children from public school. Secretary Hay nnd Senor Qucsnda exchanged ratifications of the Cuban reciprocity treaty. 'Terry McGovern was knocked out In the eleventh round by "Young" CorWtt. in a fight for iVs world's light-weight championship at San Francisco. President Roosevelt left Washington on hi western trip covering 14.000 miles and 22 states. -Tan thousand Indiana miners struck because the operators' 'ultimatum ig nored the demand for extra men to fire explosives. Six men were killed and ten prob ably fatnlly Injured by an accident in a mine nt Rraddoek, Pn. A bill increasing the liquor license fees throughout the state by 50 per cent has passed the New, York legis lature. Trains collided near South Prooklvn. Cnn., killing Engineer Chapman and I ireman Nevvninn and Injuring If. per sons. The old wage scale between the Mil- turn! nous miners and operators of nearly 20 states has expired nnd the total, advance in wages aggregates $135,000,000. WILL REFUND BONDS. frerrlnrr &Jmvr Announce I'laa Avert I'usalblr Money stringency. to Washington, March 27. Tie secre tary of the treasury on Thursday pub lished a circular announcing that, on and after April 1, 1903, he will receive for refunding, under authority of sec tion 11 of the art of March 14, 1900, to an amount not exceeding $100,000, 000, any of the bonds of the three per cent, loan of 1908-1918 and the four per cent, funded loan of 1907. They may be surrendered at prices yielding to ihc investor an income of 2V per cent, per annum, and the new bonds will be issued in exchange at a pre mium of two per cent. Accrued in terest on both old and new bonds will be calculated to date of exchange. There are now outstanding about $97,000,000 three per cent, bonds nnd $233,000,000 fours of 1907 which are affected, by the circular issued Wednes day. There are also outstanding about $146,000,000 of the two per cent, consols of 1930 issued under the act of March 14, 1900. These two per cent, bonds were issued in 1900 at par, under provisions of the refunding net. If the new bonds were to be issued now at par there would be a profit to the owners of the bonds, taking the pres ent market valuation as a basis, of about four per cent, for the three per cent, bonds surrendered and about 5 j per cent, for the fours of 1907. The secretary desires to obtain an equita ble share at this profit for the gov ernment, which Is the reason for charging a premium of two per cent, upon the new bonds to be issued. IRISH LAND BILL. Menaurr- for the Keller of Tenants Introdurril in Ilrltlah lloue of Co Hint 011. London, March 26. The Irish secre tary, Mr. Wyndham, introduced the government's long anticipated Irish land bill in the house of commons Wednesday afternoon. It proposes a free grant of $60,000,000 for the pur poses of the bill. Tenants are to pay 3 per ceut. interest on loans from the government. Mr. Wyndham said he thought the scheme would not involve $500,000,000, but that $750,000,000 could safely be advanced on Irish land. The advances to tenants) are limited to $2, 500 in the congested districts and $5,000 elsewhere. The bill also pro vides that untenanted farms nnd graz ing lands shall be sold to neighboring tenants nnd that three commissioners, to be known as estate commissioners, shall supervise the sales. The names of the three commissioners nre Michael Finucane, secretary to the government of Dengal revenue, general and statis tical department : Frederick S. Wrench, now one of the Irish land commission ers, and William F. Dagley, one of the assistant commissioners on the Irish land question. They will be under the control of the lord lieutenant of Ire land. The bill will become efTectivt November 12. CAPTURE MANY SEALS. The Sfon' C'nfeh for the Fle-et la Ciprefeil " Hench Fally ;mo,ooo. St. Johns, N. P., March 30. The seal ing steamers Virginia Lake nnd Au rora arrived here Sunday morning from the ice fields, the former with 25,0'X) seals and the latter with 23.000. They report, the following catches: (rand Lake, 2S.0O0; Neptune, 22.000; Vanguard, 21,000; Greenland, 20.000; Iceland, 1S.0IK); Southern Cross, 17, 000; Terranova, 16,000; Labrador, 12, 000; Diana, 110,000; Leopold, 10,000; Krick, 8,000, and Kite, 7,000. The fore going shows t!je total of 23fi,OOo seals for two-thirds of the fleet and this 3 ear's catch Is likely to reach 360,000 seals altogether. Irlre of Tonl Iledneetl. Philadelphia. March 31. The Phil adelphia and Reading Coal and Iron company gave notice of a cut of 50 cents a ton in the price of domestic an thracite for the month of April. There will be no change in the prices of fur nace and steam coal. The price nre the snme as those announced at the close of the strike, w ith the exception that a rebate of 50 cents a ton is al lowed. Sales agents of the Pennsyl vania railroad have adopted the Rend ing' scole. A Snd Affnlr. Paris, K3., March 31. Junius H. Clay, one of the largest landowners of this county, was nccidentnlly shot and killed hy hi wife while they were at tnrget practice Monday nt their home nenr here. The shooting w:is done with n shotgun. The charge sev ered the jugular vein and then entered the left lung. He was a son of Hon. Casslus M. Clay, president of Ihc late const it utional convention. Trnuerir In Ohio. Chillicothe, O., March 31. Forrest MeCord, a barber, nged 24 years, living at Bournville, this county, on Monday killed Charity Storts, a girl aged 20 years, by cutting her throat from ear to esr, after which he cut his own Ihroat In a like manner. The deed was done at the girl's home near South Sa lem. ! Ilrttlah ;enerl Omntlta sulcltfr. Paris, March 26. Maj. (ien. Hector Mat-Donald, commanding the ItritUh forces in Ceylon, and one of the fore most officers In the Hritlsh army, against whom charges based tin im moral nets were filed wmie time ngo, committed suicide Wednesdav at the Hotel Reginn here. era lir Wlreleaa syalrm. London, March .30. The Times this morning publishes twodispatches. from New York, which it announces were transmitted hy Marconi system of wireless telegraphy. The dispatches contain about 150 words. VOTES TO RATIFY. ' Aaaaretl of I'.&tra Sraalon of C'onraa. Cnb Acerpla (be- HecJproc Ity Trent r. Havana. March 30. The reciprocity treaty between Cuba and the United States, as amended by thesenate of the United States, was approved in the Cuban senate Saturday night by a vote it 12 to 9." This approval is absolute and is not hampered by any conditions, the questionable time limit amend ment having been dispensed with through the receipt of the cable mes sage from Secretary Hay in which it was positive' declared that President Roosevlt would call a special session of congress prior to December 1. Th purport of this assurance was trans mitted to the senate by President Pal ma and read at the beginning of the session, an understanding having been reached previously with Senators Dus tamente. Capote and Dolz, composing the majority of the foreign relations committee, that the objectionable con dition in the report be eliminated. This was done by the offering of amendments by the other administra tion senators substltutingthe uncondi tional adoption of the amendments to the treaty by the American senate for the qualified acceptance contained in the original report. Final action was delayed for a long time by the discus sion of an amendment offered l3' Sen ators Sangullv, Tama3-oand Recio re quiring the house to pass upon the treaty. G. F. SWIFT IS DEAD. C0RBETT WINS FIGHT. I'realtleut of the Illir PscUIiik Firm In Cbleaaco l'naara Awny I uexirv(rilly. Chicago, March 30. Gustavus Frank lin Swift, president of the great pack ing firm of Swift A: Co., whose effort made possible the present method of suppling fresh meats to cver3' city ind 4 own in the United States and the world, died sudden Sunday at his home 484S Fllisavenue. Death wasdue to'heniorrhnge, resulting from an op eration performed March 22 for an in fection of the gall bladder. He had reached the age of 64 years. The end was entire unexpected, ns he was ap pnrentl3' well on the road to recovery. The sudden death of Mr. Swift re moves the second of the great figures in the meat nnd packing industry in the United States. P. D. Armour died a little over two years ago. Mr. Swift began his business career as a butcher, and left a fortune estimated at from $7,000,000 to $10,000,000. All of this inonej he made in the course of 45 years by hard work. He was'bornnt Sandwich, on Cape God, Mass., June 24, 1839, of parents who had been Ameri cans for several general ions, and when he enme to Chicago in lfr75 he cameas a genuine New England 3ankee, deter mined to win a fortune in the great west. KILLED IN RAILWAY WRECK. ftnnart Limited on Southern I'nHlle lload Collides with a Train In Tesaa Tlire Head. San Antonio, Tex., March 28. The Sunset limited of the Southern Pacific and another passenger train collided at Lacoste, 18 miles west of here, at 9:55 o'clock Thursday night. Three passengers, all Mexicans, were killed, and nine injured. The bodies of the dead were burned. The dead are: Guadalupe Cantee, Monterey; Antonio Aripe, Sabinns, and Manuel Trevino Santo, Sabinas. The three dead Mexicans were rela fives of (Jen. Geronimo Trevino, of Monterey, who was on his way to San Antonio, accompanied by his wife and son. The Trevinos were not injured. The dead men were In the com partment of the private car of (Jen. Trevino. 'The Pullman car in the rear telescoped the privale car, crushing them to death. Their bodies were not recovered until they had been burned to a crisp in the fire, which destroyed the entire train, including 1 he engine. 'The fire originated from the oil in the tender. Combine of ComMnea. Trenton, N. J., March 27. Articles of merger were filed in the oflice of the secretary of state Thursday, merging 1he American Steel Hoop Co., National Steel Co. and the Carnegie company. The merged corporation is to be known ns the Carnegie Steel Co., with a capitalization of $63,000,000. The combined capital of the old companies amounted to $252,000,000. Will Stop Lobbying. Madison, Wis.. March 30. The as sembly, bill prohibiting political lobby Ists from attempting to influence votes of members of the legislature or can didates for any elective office and from receiving or soliciting money from cor poratl ons nnd other sources for per sonal use in return for influencing votes, wus Saturday n commended for passage. I'dwnrd tioea to Torlnicnl. London. March 31. King Edward, wfth a suite consisting of half a doen persons, started for Lisbon Mondnv having a few hours previously srej, Al exandra ott for Copenhagen. The Portuguese minister to Great Itrlt n I n Marquis de Sovernl, accompanied the king on his journey. To Hold sanitary Conjcrraa. Washington, March 27. Ami ill Skarlor Choate has informed the merit that a snnitnry congress which will consider matters of lnter..ntlr,ni 'mportanee will be held nt Dradford. i.ngianu, from July 7 to 11. United States representative nr. vited. , " Antl-Clanrett I.nrtr foVV agonal a. Madison, Wis.. March 27. Th nnii. effdrctte,blU was passed in theassem- 1113 Aiiursuay without a word of de bate. It prohibits the manufiieHir. r.t r sale of cigarettes or cigarette paper Itetalna the Cliaoiplonauln by Knock Inif Out MrUovrrniin tbe Klf irulli Hound. San Francisco, April 1. Young Cor-, bett is ptill champion. In the eleventh round of one of the hardest fought battles in California ring history the Denver lad gave the once invincible Terry McGovern another decisive de feat Tuesday night ami gained for himself the undisputed chain, pionship of the so-called "feath er weights." A right to the jaw put McGovern down for the count. The bout took place in the Mechanics' Pavilion. It was u. wonderful fight, without a moment of idleness in it but at times marred by noticeable foul tactics on the part of the infuriated McGovern. 'The fight demonstrated beyond a doubt that it was no fluke that gave Cor bett the championship at Hartford a year and a half ago. The end of the eleventh round wan decisive. Corbett landed the blow at last square on the point of Vjjavv. Terry staggered and atten 'red to defend himself. Corbett lollowed him across the ring and ended it wjth another right swing on tho jaw. I It was a case of a wonderful lighting machine going up against a machine just ns wonderful, but endowed with brains. Corbett' ring generalship won and Terry's nast3 temper lost the fight. In every round Corbett, fighting like a machine, never over looking an opportunit3 to send home his blows, haul a shade the better of the argument, and when finally in the eleventhroundhegot the Hrooklyn boy fairly going he never let up on him until 'Terry sank to the floor a badly defeated man. Corbett also put Mc Govern down in the first round for a count of seven, and repeated it in the second. McGovern claimed after the fight that he arose at the count of nine and was on his feet ns the time keeper counted ten. The referee de clared he did not rise until ten was fully counted. SIX KILLED IN MINE. F.&ploalon In shaft at Snndovnl, III. Carrlea Heath SU Other Men re Injured. Cent ralia. 111., April 1. An explosion of gas and coal dust in the coal shaft, nt Sandoval, III., bi.v miles north of the city, Tuesday, resulted in the in stant death of four men, the death of one other before the top of the shaft was reached and the death of another who died soon after reaching home. Those who were killed in the mine were: Lnfe Leonny, Frank Deiro, Joe Thebasco, John Giacino and Joe Dian co. Six others were terribly burned about the head and chest. Those seri-01113- burned were: Allen and Henry New house, Her.y Wheeler, Frank Day, Charles T. Lewis and William McFad dcn. Henry' Nevvhouse died soon after being taken home. 'The accident was due to an accumulation of gases in the mine from Imperfect ventilation and coal dust, which has been allowed to gather two feet In depth in many places. The force of the explosion wrecked the interior of the mines, de stroying trap doors and knocking down props. The coal shaft is the property of the Sandoval Coal coni pnny. MORE PAY FOR MINERS. Total Advnnee In A nuea Over I.aat 1 ear U III AKKrewate About noo. 000. Indianapolis, hid., April 1. 'The old wage scale betw ecu the bituminous miners and operators of marly 20 Mate expired Tuesday. The 1902 agreement will cout Inue in Tt nnessee, Alabama and several other western nnd southern states, until June or July. In Illinois, Ohio. Iowa, Kentucky, Penn sylvania and other states where the miners and operators have agreed, a new scale, based on the action of the national convention here in January and February, will take effect. A few figures compiled by Secretary Wil son show that the bituminous min ers, ns n result of the national and state conventions, will this year re ceive an aggregate incrense of $19. 437,000 in wages over last year. This is based on the output of Inst year. It is probable the amount will be even more, ns the production is likely to be greater. Including the advance re relved by the nnthrneite men the total will be about $.'55,000,000 this year. Former senator Head. Portland, Ore.. April 1. H. W. Corbett, ex-banker and former United States senator from this state, died at his home In this city Tuesday from heart trouble." vVille his death was sudden it was'nrry-n-tlrely unexpected, as he has been in poor health for some time. v Tit I'oat OHlee In veatlnation. Washington, April 1. The investi gation of matters at the post office department is progressing quietly. The Investigation was begun by di rection of Postmaster General Payne and with his full approval. There were no new developments in the case Tuesday. K-Conf ederate Appointed. Natchez, Miss., April 1. Capt. John Russell, who has been appointed col lector of customs at Natchez, is n one armed confederate veteran nnd a demo crat. L. J. Winston, who resigned the office, is a colored attorney. He will go to Greenville, Miss., to live. , ' Not a Political Journey. Washington, . April I. President Roosevelt resents the suggestion that his record-breaking tour I Intended to capture the presidential nomina tion. He simply deklres to meet the people and give an account of his stevTurd&hlp.