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THE NORFOLK NRVVR : FRIDAY , MARCTT 21,11)02. )
Democrats Will Urge Congress
to Take Action.
WANT TO PETITION THE DWTISH.
paucuo Dcclareo In Favor of Cessa-
tlon of Hostilities and Strict Neu-
' trallty by the United States Ran
dall Resolution Adopted ,
' Washington , March 20. Thu TJomo-
cmtlc members of tlio house , at n can-
CUB hold lust nlKlit , unanimously
adopted rcBolullntiH declaring Unit
congress Hhuuld uxproBH the sympathy
of tlio American people for the strug-
cling Boor republics and pledging
themselves to UBO tholr utinoHt on *
denvora to force the committees to re
port rt'HohitloiiH oxproaslvo of such
sympathy. If only that conpi-osa may
Imvu an opportunity to act.
The committee iinka rcsolutlonn to
JnvostlRato the friuiohlfio question ,
which was not conaldorcd at last
tjight'B CIUICUB. Ro : > rosontatlvo Huy
of VirRlnlni presided at the caucus.
The nttt'iidancu wan larRO. There was
310 dlvlBlon of sentiment aa to tlio
coin-Bo to bo taUon , the question pro-
nontoil boliiR Hlmply one of choice be-
twcon rcBolutloiiH , one offered by Ran
dall of Texaa and the other by Sulzor
of Now York. The Handall resolution
; waa adopted , aa follows :
"Resolved , by the Democratic mom-
lor of the hoiiHo of representatives ,
Jn cauuna aaaombled , that the cougrcflH
of the United States should , by resolu
tion , exproBB the sympathy of the
\rwttilit t\f Hirt Itnltiiil Rtnlitu fnr Min
Jfllljjliu Ul lllv Wllll ll uinnjr , twf
Tcoples of the South African republics
In their heroic struggle to maintain
tlielr liberty and Independence.
"Resolved. That the eongrcsB should ,
In the spirit of amity and friendship ,
appeal to the llrltlsh government In
the Interest of humanity to accept
overtures for peace , cease hostilities
nnd endeavor to bring about a just
and honorable settlement of existing
differences , to the end that peace may
"Resolved , That the United States
ehould fairly and honorably maintain
a position of strict neutrality In this
contest between nations friendly to
ma , and see to it that the neutrality
laws are impartially enforced.
"Resolved , That we , aa Democrats
and representatives of the people ,
will nso our utmost endeavor to force
the committees now dominated by the
Hopubllcan party , having in tholr
-charge resolutions similar to the
shove , to report the same back to the
TIOUBO , BO that the congress may Rlvo
expression thereon , declaring the sen-
ftiincnta of the American people. "
In pursuance of the act'lon taken at
the caucus a resolution will bo framed
lor introduction in the house and
Iicreafter the Democrats will do every
thing in their power to secure action
.ANTI-ANARCHY BILL DISCUSSED.
Spooner and Hoar Declare Special
Legislation Is Necesary.
Washington , March 20. During the
entire session of the senate yester
day the bill providing for the protec
tion of the president of the United
.States was under consideration.
Epooncr ( WIs. ) contended that the
Kovcrnment had an absolute and In-
Jiorcnt rlRht to protect Itself aRalnst
assaults , made cither upon Itself or
upon any of Its officers. Ho main
tained that an assault on the president
"was In the very nature of things an as
sault , on the government , for there
never was u time when the president
was not In the exorcise of the duties
of his office. Ills argument was
largely legal and constitutional , and
throughout was forceful , entertaining
and in. ructive.
Hoar. In clmrco of the measure , olnn
Jdated some arguments ho had made
previously nnd Teller ( Colo. ) and Bal
ley ( Tex. ) spoke briefly on the bill
The Texas senator said ho could not
support the measure as It stands , because -
cause he could conceive of an as
eault made on the president as a per
son and not as an official of the gov
crnmont. The assailant In that event
ought to be punished precisely as i
ie had assaulted any other citizen
HOUSE HAS CUBAN MEASURE
Chairman Payne Introduces BUI for
20 Per Cent Cut in Tariff.
"Washington , March 20. Chairman
Payne of the ways and means com
mlttee yesterday introduced a bill en
titled "to provide for reciprocal trade
relations with Cuba , " as a result o
THO uepuuucan conierenco decision
Jast night. It provides for a 20 per
cent reduction of tariff until Decem
Jjer , 1903.
The steering committee of the ele
oient which has opposed the ways and
aneans committee reciprocity plan
met at the call of Representative
Tawney of Minnesota , chairman of th
committee , and with several othe
leaders In the movement canvassed
the situation carefully. Individual ) )
most of those present expressed a do
elre to carry the contest to the flee
of the house. It was considered dc
8lrahle , however , to take no action
until all those who voted In confer
ence against reciprocity were calle
In to confer. This meeting will h
lield later In the week. Beyond th !
decision no action was taken.
River and Harbor Bll [ Talk.
Wabhlngton , March 20. The nous
yesterday made fair progress with ti
river and harbor bill. After the clos
of general debate , 27 of the 116 page
of the bill were disposed of. N
amendments were ndpoted , The general -
eral debate was featureless.
ENVOYS PNAI8E THE IRISH.
Bay Boer Alliance With Them Hao
Now York , March 20. Messrs. Wol-
manuiB and WossolB , the lloer envoys ,
will null for Franco today on the
steamship LaGartcogno. Mr. Wol-
mnrniw Bald , In the course of an Inter
view : "Since wo have been In this
country It baa been said that our alli
ance with the Irish has hurt our
cause. On the eve of our return wo
must deny that statement and declare
that the alliance has been profitable to
us both on the battlelleld and by the
fight which In holiiR waged for us hy
the Irish members In the Kngllah
house of parliament. First , wo have
to thank the Dutch , next the Irlah , nnd
thnn the Hermans. Wo know also
that the people of the United States
arc with UB heart and BOU ! and we bo-
llovo that a few words of aympathy
from the United States Bonato nnd
house of representatives would go a
great way In helping UH with the tin-
tlona of the ol.l world. "
HIGH POST FOR WOLCOTT.
Colorado Man May Be New Secretary
"WaBhliiRton , March 20. The Post
nays : It la understood that Senator
Edward O. Wolcolt of Colorado is bo-
IIIK considered by the president as the
poBslble successor of Secretary Hitch
cock , who , It la understood , will soon
retire from the cabinet. Mr. Wolcott
was provlouly considered for the ln >
terlor portfolio at the time of Mr. Me-
Klnloy'a second Inauguration , when It
was thought probable Sccrotary Hitch
coek would retire. At that time , It war
also understood ho waa willing to accept
copt the honor.
The death of the brother of Sccro
tary Hitchcock on Tuesday caused the
rumois that the cabinet member from
MlBBourl waa to retire to he more
persistent than for several days. It
la bollovod the attention of the Bccro-
tary will now he In demand at home
In settling up his brother's estate.
REFORM SCHOOL IN ASHES.
Building Occupied by 287 Children
Prey of Flames.
Lexington , Ky. , March 20. At 1
o'clock this morning the fire depart-
uont was notified that the state school
f reform , six miles from this city ,
nd in which 287 children nro confined ,
was in flames. The Inmates are thought
o have all gotten out In safety. A
ire engine was sent from the city. At
:10 o'clock the boys' building col-
apscd. The building In which the tel
ephone waa located was on flro and
olio of the guards , who was answering
ho telephone , declared that ho must
run , as the heat and smoke made It 1m-
) osslblo to remain. The Institution
vas erected at a cost of $100,000.
Thcro are eight buildings.
Democrats and Populists Meet.
Lincoln. March 20. The Democratic
and 1'opullst committees mot yester
day. The Democrats authorized tholr
executive committee to flx a time and
place of holding the state convention
and notified the Populists of such ac-
.Ion. The Populists took similar ac
tion , hut expressed a desire for an
early convention. Later the two
executive committees will meet Joint
ly and settle the time and place. Mr.
Bryan was a visitor at both meetings ,
and made a short address at each.
Two Lives Lost In Blizzard.
Jamestown , N. D. , March 20. Two
men are reported lost 50 miles north
west of here. Ranchman Stewart and
Herder Dan McLaughlln have not
been found since the storm. Neigh
bors found the house vacant and
about 200 sheep have perished. Stew-
art's father Is an Iowa banker and
lie bus wired anxiously regarding his
son. The stock loss Is heavy , 200 cattle -
tlo on the Marston Moor ranch , 30
miles from here , drifted before the
storm and were drowned In a lake.
Oil ] DIOW in MCW TOPK.
New York , March 20. High north
west winds , which had swept over this
city In the morning. Increased sudden
ly yesterday afternoon and blow In
gusts about the city between 48 nnd
72 miles an hour. This equalled the
gale of Feb. 2 , which up to yesterday
was the strongest of the year. The
gale practically stopped shipping busi
ness In the harbor and towing lines
made no effort to shift vessels or do
any other work during the afternoon.
Death of Christian Scientist.
Junction City , Kan. , March 20.
Christian Mann died at his residence
hero yesterday of peritonitis. Mr.
Mann was the loader of the Christian
Science church here and refused medi
cal attention during his illness.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
The National Distribution company
of Cincinnati bought 40,000 barrels of
whisky of the Tyrone distilleries for
Fifty Russian nnd Polish students
have been expelled from Prussia tech
nical schools on charges of political
The best marksmen In the police
forces of Chicago and St. Louis will
hold a revolver contest by telegraph
on May 2.
The warehouse of the Farmers' Fer
tilizer company at Columbus , O. , cov
ering about two acres , burned Wednes
day night. Loss , J60.000 ; fully In
The Royal Tailors' company and the
Chicago Clothing Makers' union have
come to an amicable settlement. The
settlement ends a long lockout , affect
ing 500 men.
Thomas Howard was shot and killed
at Knoxvllle , Tenn. , Wednesday by
Josh Jones and Miles Jones. The
shooting was the result of a feud , In
which five lives have been lost.
Trial of Accused Man Is Draw
ing to an End.
COURT INSTRUCTS THE JURY.
Judge Orders Either a Verdict of Mur
der In the First or Second Degree or
Acquittal Attorney Sanders De
fends Character of Mrs. Richardson.
Savannah , Mo. , March 20. In the
trial of Stewart Flfo for the inyBtorl-
OUH murder of Frank W. Richardson ,
the Instructions wore given at the
night acBHlon of court and the argu
ments of the attorneys were com
menced. The Instructions call for a
verdict of murder In the llrat or second
end degree or acquittal. The dofcnao
tried to got inatrucllona for murder
In the llrBt degree alone. Prosecuting
Attorney Hoolior opened for Use state
and reviewed the evidence by which
Flfo wan traced in his movements the
night of the Richardson tragedy. Attorney -
tornoy Sanders , for the defendant ,
made the point that the state's ovl-
donco had not placed Flfo ncarcr to
the Rlchardmm house than King's
corner on the night of the murder.
Sanders charged that the revolver
found hy the lllckoff boy had been
placed under the culvert for a pur
pose. He defended the character of
Mrs. Richardson throughout his ar-
Rumont , devoting aa much time to her
defense aa to that of Fife. The de
fense Imaos Fife's alibi upon the evi
dence of the wltnoasea who said they
saw him about the saloons and other
on i in , ' Hciuuro auoni uio unit : i
of the murder.
MURRELL GOES TO MEXICO.
Defendant In Bribery Case Has Two
Days' Start of Officers.
St. Louia , March 20. The case
against J. K. Murrell , member of the
house of delegates , accused of bribery
In connection with the passage of the
suburban franchise bill , was called in j
Judge Douglasa' court yesterday.
The defendant did not respond.
The case against Emll Meyscnhurg ,
former member of council , also indict
ed for bribery , was called and an at
torney of the defense stated that Mr.
Moysonburg was ready for trial.
It was learned that Mr. Murroll de
parted last Sunday night for Mexico ,
having 48 hours' start of the officers of
the law. The offense of bribery Is
not extraditable under the treaty be
tween the United States and Mexico.
No Trace of McKee.
Indianapolis , March 20. Adams Ex
press company officials confirmed the
disappearance of L. S. MoKoo. the
messenger running from Indianapolis
to St. Louis , on March 3 and that abso
lutely no clew had boon found. The
whole country has been flooded with
pictures nnd descriptions of McKec.
Superintendent Brabllng of Columbus ,
O , , says the company will not know
how much money has boon taken until
the business of the route is checked
up. Ho says it might run up to a largo
figure. McKee left at the Indianapo
lis end of his run.
Two Freshmen Shot.
Zanesvllle , O. , March 20. Whllo
members of the freshmen class were
raising a disturbance and destroying
property outside the house of Mrs.
M. E. Crisswell , where the sopho
mores of Musklngum college were
holding a banquet last night , Mrs.
Crlsswell's 12-year-old son opened flre
on the crowd outside from an upstair's
window , seriously Injuring Floyd
Kramer of Webber. O. . and slightly
wounding Harry Roy of Concord , N. II.
Train Plunges Through Trestle.
Louisville , March 20. A northbound
freight train on the North Ohio and
uig bandy division of the Chesapeake
and Ohio plunged through a trestle
near here yesterday. Engineer Boll-
vor of Ashland , Tenn. . and Frank
Bland , conductor , of Cattletsburg , Ky. ,
wore severely hurt. Several others
were slightly injured.
Two Women Drowned in Platte.
Schuyler. Neb. , March 20. Mrs
Frank Rlma and ' her niece were
drowned In the Platte river , near here ,
yesterday. They were driving across
the bridge , and meeting another team
tholr horses became frightened ant
fell from the bridge , carrying the bug
gy and occupants with them.
Old-Time Ball Player Dead.
New York , March 20. Thomas E
Burns , manager of the Jersey City
uaseoaii club and an old-time player ,
was fqund dead in bed at the home of
P. T. Powers , president of the Eastern
League. A physician who was called
Eald death was due to heart disease.
First Train In Five Days.
Billings , Mon. , March 20. The first
through train from the east arrived
In Billings last night after having been
tied up by the blizzard in North Da
kota for five days. The track west of
Billings is clear and no further delays -
lays are anticipated.
Searching for Missing Cattlemen.
Park River , N. D. , March 20.
Searchers are scouring the country for
John Delaney , a rich cattleman of
the Dakotas and Minnesota , who has
been missing since the blizzard. Ono
of his horses was found frozen to
Husband of Hetty Green Dead.
Bellows Falls , Vt. . March 20. Edward -
ward Green , husbc.d of Hetty Green ,
known as the richest woman In Amer
ica , died at his home here yesterday.
Ho had been 111 for a long time of a
complication of diseases.
GUCVERRA 13 TIRED OF WAR.
Successor of Lukban Agrees to Give
Up Men and Guns ,
Manila , Mnrch 20. General Liilc-
ban'H efforts In Influencing Guovorra ,
who recently Issued a proclamation
declaring himself the puccosaor of Gen
eral Luklmn In the Island of Samar , to
uurrcnder , have been successful.
Holh General Smith , In command of
the United Stales forcea in the Island
of Samar , and Guoverra have agreed
to an nrmlatlco to facilitate the collec
tion of Guoverra'a ' men with their
rlllea , when the formal surrender will
ho iniul6. Tlio arms will bo paid in at
General Smith cabloB that Guoverra
has 400 rifles and guaranteea the abso
lute peaccfulnesa of Ills men.
General Chnffco is greatly pleased
with what ho conalderB closing the ac
tive Insurrection. The rcalBtanco In
Batangas and Laguna provinces la
practically over. There are dally aur-
renders there of men and guna. The
Insurgents have been completely
starved Into Btibmlaslon by General
Bell's aggressive tactics In prevent
ing any exterior assistance from
HEARING ON THE MERGER SUIT.
Banker Kennedy Testifies Before the
Now York , March 20. There waa a
hearing In thla city yesterday before
William A. Lancaster of Minneapolis ,
special examiner in the suit of Peter
Power against the Northern Pacific
j Railroad company. The object of the
' suit is to overthrow the transfer to
] the Northern Securities company of
' the control of the Northern Pacific.
' John S. Kennedy , a banker , was the
i first witness. He said ho went to Eu-
I rope In the spring of 1901. and when
ho loft James J. Hill and Lord Strath-
cona , George F. Baker , himself and
other friends of James J. Hill owned
a majority of the common stock of the
Northern Pacific. The witness under
stood that much of the stock was held
by J. P. Morgan & Co. The witness
did not know before he went to Europe
that E. H. Harrlman sought to acquire
a majority of Northern Pacific com
mon. He learned from J. P. Morgan
about May 5 or 6 that some interests
in New York were making largo pur
chases of Northern Pacific , and later
10 was informed that these purchases
were for Mr. Harrlman.
Shorthorns Bring Fancy Prices.
Kansas City , March 20. The dis
persion sale of W. R. Nelson's thor
oughbred shorthorn cattle began hero
yesterday and fancy prices were real-
Izod. Fifty-seven lots were offered ,
Including Imported animals bred by
the queen of England and other noted
Scotch and English breeders. In ad
dition to the Imported animals a num
ber of the best Bates bred cattle were
fntt1nmnn ! f tr\r i oil r\n * nf
the country attended the salp , which
Included some of the best cattle ever
offered In a sale ring.
rTtz Is Holding Off.
Los Angeles , Gal. , March 20. The
time which Fitzslmmons had for ac
ceptance or rejection of the offer of
the Century club for the prospec
tive Jeffrles-FItzsimmons flght ex
pired last night without any final de
cision by the Cornlshman. In reply
to Jeffries' personal message , Fitzslm
mons telegraphed that he was holding
off with the hope that some eastern
club would raise the ? 25,000 bid of the
Los Angeles people.
Extra Session Near End.
Denver , March 20. The conference
committee of the two houses of the
state legislature announced that an
agreement has been reached on the
revenue bill and would be reported to
the legislature today. The belief la
general that the agreement will be ac
cepted by both houses and that final
adjournment of the extra session will
occur next Friday.
Number of Dead In
New York , March 20. No estimate
could bo made of the loss of life In
the fire that started Tuesday night on
the Phoenix line pier in Hoboken nnd
it was thought the number of dead
never would bo known. Patrick Hus-
sey , a 'longshoreman , who was burned
while trying to escape from the pier ,
died from the effects of his Injuries.
Besler Gets Better Berth.
Philadelphia , March 20. President
Baer of the Central Railroad of New
Jersey yesterday announced the ap
pointment of W. G. Besler , to be gen
eral manager of the company. Mr.
Besler has been general superintend
ent of the Reading railway since Sep
tember , 1900. Ho resigned this po
sition to accept his new berth.
TELEGRAMS TERSELY TOLD.
James H. Falrchild , the "Grand Old
Man of Oberlin , " died Wednesday ,
Jack O'Brien knocked out Ed Den-
fass of Philadelphia at the Penn Ath
letic club In the fifth round.
Fifteen fishermen carried out into
the lake on an ice floe at Marlnetto ,
WIs. , are believed to have perished.
General Otis told the senate Philip
pine committee the natives of the Isl
ands are Incapable of self-govern
The Louisville nnd Nashville road
was indicted by a federal grand jury
at Louisvll.'e for giving rebates to
Recruits , discharged men , and civil-
lans engaged in a saloon flght near
Fort Morgan , Ala. One man was killed
and 11 injured.
The owner of the steamer Fanlta ,
which was chartered by the govern
ment during the Spanish war , declared
that It was used as a filibuster to aid
Jlminez In establishing his rule In
Imperial Troops Unable to
Cope With Boxers.
CALLS FOR REINFORCEMENTS.
Viceroy at Canton Requests Province
of Chi LI to Help Him Out Rebel
Forcea Now Hold Many Important
Hong Kong , March 20. The rebels
In the southern provinces continue to
crushlngly defeat the troops sent to
Biibduo them. General Mu and Mar-
Bhal Su report that It Is impossible
to suppress the rebellion with the
troops at their disposal , and the vice
roy of China has requested Yuan Shi
Kal , the viceroy of Chi Li , to send
reinforcements overland from Chi LI.
The imperial troops have been de
feated at Sck Shlng , in Kwaug Tung
province , and at Popak. in Kwang SI
province. In Yuan Nan Chuon , 20
miles northwest of the prefcctural
town of Nuau Yan. They also have
captured the town of Liu Chou , In
Kwang SI province , and the town of
Yung Nlng , in Kwel Chou province.
HOLDS VALUABLE RECORDS.
Collector of Customs Takes Chinese
Relics Away From Private Soldier.
San Francisco , March 20. Ton
jabe tablets , on which almost 200 years
ago , the cunning hand of a Chinese
workman engraved , by order of his im
perial master , an acknowledgment of
the wisdom , power and goodness of
Shun Che. the founder of the Tartar
dynasty In China , are locked in the
safe of the customs appraiser , John
T. Dare , awaiting authority from
Washington to return them to the
emperor of China or his representa
tive. The stones are one foot In
length , six inches wide and nearly an
Inch thick. Through holes drilled
across their width cords are passed
to hold them together , and when taken
by the customs Inspector from a pri
vate soldier returning from service in
China they were wrapped in elaborate
ly embroidered yellow silk. It is be
lieved that they were taken as loot
from the imperial apartments in the
Forbidden city. Recognizing their
value to the Chinese ruler , as a de
scendant of the emperor whoso deeds
they commemorate , the customs au
thorities here notified the secretary of
the treasury and await notification as
to the arrangements he may have
made for the return of the tablets.
Vote to Ratify Treaty.
Copenhagen , March 20. The lands-
thing , the upper house , in committee
or tne wnoie anu in executive session ,
voted yesterday to ratify the treaty
providing for the sale of the Danish
West Indies to the United States.
After this action there will be two
readings , one of which is to be in open
session. The first of these readings
will not take place before March 25.
The opponents of the treaty are playIng -
Ing for delay , but the measure is now
assured of a majority of two votes In
favor of ratification.
Vatican Officials on Trial.
Rome , March 20. The trial before
a secular court of three officials of the
Vatican , charged with thefts from the
Vatican treasury , aggregating 16-
000 , commenced here yesterday. This
Is the first time the Vatican has had
recourse to a secular tribunal. A local
paper asserts that altogether 320-
000 , mostly the pope's personal prop
erty , has been embezzled.
Dumont Coming Over.
Paris , March ,20. M. Santos-Du-
mont accepted an invitation from the
St. Louia exposition to go to St. Louis ,
to assist the authorities in the pro-
nosed balloon contest and select a
site on which to erect a balloon shed
for himself. The aeronaut will sail
for New York on the steamer Detitsch-
land April 4. He will not take a bal
loon with him.
Fair Estate to Be Distributed.
San Francisco , March 20. The su
preme court of this state , in a de
cision handed down yesterday , de
clares the trust clause In the will of
the late Senator James G. Fair Invalid
and the property will at once be dis
tributed among the children of the de
ceased senator. It Is estimated that
the estate Is worth upwards of $20-
Turkey Refuses to Rebate.
London , March 20. A dispatch to
the Exchange Telegraph company
from Constantinople says : The Turk
ish government has flatly refused the
demand of the United States for the
repayment of the sum of $72,500 paid
to the brigands as a ransom for Miss
Ellen M. Stone and her companion ,
Gilbert Is High Gun.
Indianapolis , March 20. Fred Gil-
hort of Spirit Lake , la. , was high gun ,
with 141 out of a possible 150 , at the
Limited Gun club tournament yester
day. Ed Helkes of Dayton , O. , waa
second , with 140. There were 40 entries -
tries and nearly all of the experts of
the country were present.
Husband Shoots Eloper.
Milan , Mo. , March 20 , On the
streets hero yesterday Benjamin Har
mon shot Pat Brandon three times ,
fatally wounding him. Brandon had
eloped with Harmon's wife.
Cecil Rhodes Slightly Improved.
Capo Town , March 20. A bulletin
issued at midnight said that Cecil
Rhodes had taken nourishment , that
ho was slightly stronger and that at
that time he was sleeping.
COURT UPHOLCS BOYCOTTS.
Supreme Judges of Missouri Hand'
Down an Important Decision.
Jefferson City , Mo. , March 20. la
th o Bupromo court yesterday an opin
ion was rendered sustaining labor or-
ganlzatlons in the enforcement of the -
boycotts without interference of the
courts. The opinion , rendered by
Judge Sherwood , affirmed the judg
ment of a lower court , which had re
fused the application of the Marx &
Haas Jeans Clothing company of St.
Louis for an injunction to restrain
Anthony Watson and other officers of
a local Knights of Labor organization
and a branch of tlio United Garment
Workers of America in that city from
pushing a boycott.
The supreme court holds that If tho-
labor unions of the state are not per
mitted to tell the story of their wrongs
or tholr supposed wrongs by word of
mouth , or with pen and print , and to
endeavor to get other persons to aid
them by all peaceable means In secur
ing redress of such wrongs , what becomes -
comes of free speech.
IOWA MINERS MAY STRIKE.
Shot Firer Question Is Creating a De
Dos Molnes , March 20. The miners
who are in convention hero and aru
meeting with the operators for the
purpose of making the scale for next
year , are greatly excited over the shot
firing question. They have demanded
that the operators employ shot flrers-
and shot examiners In all mines. The
operators refuse to do this , and the-
miners threaten to strike unless they
President Reese of the miners re
fused to say whether or not , a strike
would take place if an agreement was
not reached , but admitted that the
situation was critical.
MACARTHUR GOES TO CHICAGO.
Funston Assigned to Colorado and
Kobbe Commands the Dakotas.
Washington , March 20. By decision
of the president Major General Arthur ,
MacArthur was assigned to the com
mand of the Department of the Lakes , , .
with headquarters at Chicago ; Brig"Y
adler General Frederick Funston to
the command of the Department of
the Colorado , headquarters at Denver ,
Colo. , and Brigadier General William
A. Kobbe to the command of the De
partment of the Dakotas , headquarters-
at St. Paul , Minn. These changes will
take effect March 26.
Deadlock Over Indiana Scale.
Brazil , Ind. , March 20. It now be
gins to look as If there would he a
deadlock between the block coal min
ers and the operators , who are In ses
sion here , on a second effort to reach
an agreement for the coming year
The operators object to the demand
for Increased waces for blacksmiths
and to the weekly pay , which the min
ers say is due them under a recent act
of the legislature. It Is also said that
the miners will make a determined
fight against the company stores.
Storm Signals Hoisted.
Norfolk , Va. , March 20. At 1 o'clock
the gale struck the coast here and
storm signals have been hoisted.
The Jewish Tornh.
Of the objects used In the Jewish
synagogue one of the most interesting'
Is the Tornh scroll. The Delineator de-
Bcrlbcs this as parchment scroll ID
Hebrew , mounted on wooden rollers ,
wrapped In a cloth of green velvet , em
broidered In silk , which Is held by a
silver worked belt and covered with a
mantle of black velvet embroidered in
gold. The upper handles of the rollers
arc of carved wood and the lower of
Ivory , with silver bells on the rollers.
The Jewish Torah , or the law , is con
sidered by the people of this race the
most important nnd sacred portion of
the Scriptures. In order that It may
be kept alive In the minds of the people
ple It is divided into as many "perl-
cones" na tlioro nro Snlibnthw In the
year , so that within a twelvemonth
the entire book will have been read ;
through. A manuscript copy is used ,
having been prepared by n professional
scribe on parchment made of the skin
of a clean animal that Is , one the flesh
of which may be eaten.
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A Domestic Blend.
A resourceful young matron had a
email dinner party. Covers were laid
for six , and the dinner was charming.
The red wine was not too cold , the
white wine not too warm and the black
coffee a masterpiece. At the begin
ning of the end of the dinner a cordial
was served. It happened to be Crcmo
Yvette , and when the husband tasted
H ho put down his glass with a look
of anguish nnd was about to speak.
His wife's eye silenced him. Nobody
took more than the first sip of the liq
ueur. After the last guest had depart
ed the husband braved hla wife's eye
"My dear , " said he , "what In the
name of all unspeakable things was
the matter with that liqueur ? "
His young wife smiled triumphantly.
"Why , " said she , "when I came to
look at the. bottle , Just before dinner , I
found there wasn't enough left to go
round. It was too late to get any
more. BO I Just added to it a bottle of
violet toilet water. It was the same
color , nnd it had the same Binell , and
I knew nobody would notice the dif
ference. Wasn't It good ? " Washing
Some years ago at a Mardi Gras ball
at the Hopkins Institute of Art a man ,
masked , approached a woman , masked ,
and asked her for a dance , as Is con-
Bldured * right and proper at Mardi
"But I don't know you , sir , " said the
lady In her most Icy tone.
"Well , I'm taking as big a risk as-
you are , " retorted the man ,
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