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VOLUME XXXJII.-NUMBER 36.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 10. 1902.
WHOLE NUMBER 1.700,
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HOUSE COMMITTEE SUPPORTS
UITLEFIELD'S BILL REPOTTED
Measure Will Now Be Considered with
Others Affecting Combines Infbr-
matien in Which Particulars Are
Required to Se Given.
"WASHINGTON. Tie subcommittee
of tie hcuse judiciary committee, to
which was referred anti-trust bills, oa
Friday reported favorably to the full
committee on Mr. Littlefield's bill pro
Tiding for giving publicity to the af
fairs of commercial combinations.
The acting chairman of the judiciary
committee appointed a subcommittee
consisting of "Representatives Littie
fleld (Me.), Overstreet (lad.). Powers
(Mass.). De Armond (Mo.), and Clay
ton (Ala.), to which all anti-trust cms.
including the publicity bill, have been
referred. A meteing of the committee
ia cauea ror tomorrow.
The publicity bin. as amended, pro-
Tiaes that evtrr earnorannii icin
stock company or similar organization
engaged ia interstate or foreign com
merce, and every such
which shall hereafter be organized,
shall file with the interstate commerce
commission en or before September
i. each year, a return stating its name,
date of organization, where and when
organized, the statutes under which
organized, and, if consolidated, the
name of the constituent companies
and the same information concerning
If the concerns have been reorgan
ized the original corporation is to te
stated, with information concerning it.
The following particulars must also
(1) Amount of authorized capital
stock, shares into which divided, their
par value, whether common or pre
ferred and distinction between each.
(2) Amount issued and outstanding,
Meant nairf in. how much, if anv in
property, and if paid in prcperty a de-
scription and cash value of the prop-
erty at the time it was received.
(3) Indebtedness, its nature azd
for what purpose incurred.
(4) A statement of the assets at
their present cash market value, giv
ing the elements upon which the mar
ket value is based.
(a) The total earnings and income,
operating expenses, interest, tares,
permanent improvements, net earn
ings, dividends declared. w:th rate and
date, during the period preceding the
first preceding July, salaries of omc'aTs
. and wages of employes.
It is further provided that the treas
urer or other officer of concerns af
fected shall answer en oath all inquir
ies that may be made in writing, under
the direction of the interstate com
merce commission, relative to its
financial condition and its cap.tal
stock. Such answer is not to be used
as evidence again?t the person mak ns
it, except in prosecutions under the
A tax cf 1 per cent per annum is im
posed on so- much cf the capital sto:k
outstanding which is not fully pa.d in
cash or property at its full cash mar
ket value, and provision is made fcr
cpllecting the tax. '
Any concern failing to make the re
turn as required, and any concern fail
ing to pay the tax impescd. is to be
restrained, en the suit of the United
States from engaging in interstate cr
Honduras Facrs Resolution. J
PANAMA A revolutionary move- .
ment is threatened in Honduras. Gen-
eral Sierra has been induced to refuse
-to turn over the presidential power
to Senor Monilla. who was elected
president in October. It is believed
thai the Honduras congress will try to
declare the last elections illegal, and
Senor Eonilla's numerous partisans f
threaten to protect their leader's (
rights b- force. Juan Angelarias. the ,
defeated candidate, has been, appoint
ed minister of state- j
CHAFFEE SEES PRESIDENT.
Goes to Washington and Receives
"WASHINGTON Major General
GhaSee reported to Secretary Root
on Monday. He appeared in uniform '
and upon his arrival held an impromp-
tu reception in the secretaary's office, j
Later, accompanied by Adjutant .
General Corbin, he made official calls i
' nn jr.mM7-r Wv riri 5wrrfarr Moo- '
". , . . . " ,. j
cy-- Subsequently he had a long tals
srith. Secretary Root upon conditions
ia the Philippines, with, especial ref
erence to the plans of the department
for the reduction of the army. As a
.result of his recommendations a gen-
"eral order relative to the methods of
reducing the army win be issued.
Later in the day Secretary Root pre-
' scnted- him to the president, who cor
dially congratulated General Chaffee
on his work in China and the Philip
pines. Nominated by President.
WASHINGTON The president sent
the following nominations to the sen
ate on Tkaxsdayr
Robert M. M. Wade, Pennsylvania
(now consul), to be consul general at
Martin A- Ksapn. New York; inter-'
at Monrorhj, Lfteria. ;
Foreign Affairs Come in for Considera
tion. WASHINGTON, D. C Foreign af
fairs were discussed briefly at the cab-
Linet meeting Tuesday. Secretary Hay
has had encouraging reports from
Havana, where Minister Squiers and
General Bliss are working in harmony
with a special commission designated
by President Palma, to draw up a sat
is factory reciprocity treaty.
Venezuelan conditions also were
touched upon, especially with refer
ence to the plan of some New York
financiers to relieve Venezuela's em
barrassment by Seating a loan. The
government would be glad to see this
done if it could be accomplished with
out involving the United States in any
liability for the repayment of any
debt or place the government under
the obligation to ccerce Venezuela. It
has a.ixady been, made perfectly clear
to theDromoters of this plan that the
state department wculd not bind itself
by any promises in this matter and
, this attitude of the department was
thoroughly approved by the members
i of the cabinet.
j The case
of Lieutenant Owens of
the navy, who was recently tried by
ccurt-martial for financial irregulari
ties and absence from his ship with
out leave, was also considered. The
verdict of the court was that he
..... . . . .
i saoua oe aismissea. rrom tne service,
j appeal was by UeMat
Owens to the president, as it was urg
ed that while he was absent from his
ship he was suffering from a tempor
ary aberration of mind. It was de
cided at the meeting that a ccurt
t auuiuu ue uuuuLUieu lu miiLUic iuuj
( aenl:il cccditioa. That court will
be appointed by Secretary Moody as
scon as possible.
DIE IN A FIRE TRAP.
Fourteen Guests .Perish in Another
CHICAGO. Fourteen persons
among the scores crowded into the
"Lhrcoln. hotel, at 176 Madison street,
, met death shortly before 6 o'clock
Thursday morning in a fire. Death ,
came suddenly to a few, but with
) aul slowness to others, who were
penned in the death trap and suffocat
ed or burned to death. Some died in
their rooms, some chanced all in
jumping and Jest, while others were
found in the hallways, where they had
expired with their fingers dug into the
cracks cf the floor.
All the bodies were recovered, as
the hotel was not destroyed.
The building was a fire trap of the
worst kind, according fc experts.
There were but two exits, a narrow
stairway leading down- the four floors
of the building and an incomplete fire
e-cape ia the rear.
The fire started on the second floor,
i prsumaily from a lighted cigar
dropped, on the carpet. Guests occupy
ing rooms in the front pan. of the
hcsielry. aroused by the screams of
a weman. were able to escape down
the stairway, and about thirty popie
reached safety by means of the fire
escape. To add to the horror, how
ever, this gave way while others were
attempting to escape and three men
were dashed to death on the pavement
of the alley below.
MEET AND TALK ON TREATY.
General Bliss Says Things Are Moving
HAVANA. General Tasker H. Bliss,
who is here to arrange a basis for
a reciprocity treaty between the Unit
ed States and Cuba had another con
ference Tuesday with Secretary of
State Zalco and Secretary of Finances
Manos. General Bliss afterward said:
'We expect to conclude the conference
by next Saturday. Everything is pro
It is generally understood that the
Cuban commissions have accepted all
propositions which General Bliss has
advanced thus far on behalf of the
ENGLAND TAKES FIRM STAND.
i She will Net Permit Cattle in Bond to
I OTTAWA. Ont. Sydney Fisher,
j minister cf agriculture, received a ca
' blegram Tuesday afternoon from Lord
stratchona. in London, stating that the
, imperial government would not ap-1
prove of cattle being shipped in bond
through the state of Maine to SL
Johns for HnlifaT Neither will the
imperial government allow cattle to
be transported in ships that have
touched at any New Engiand port
until twenty-one days after they have-
cleared from that port.
Rate en Ccal Is Increasing.
DULL'TH. Minn. The Pittsburg
j Steamship company has just dosed a
contract to bring to the head of Lake
"Superior this fall 100.000 tons of ccal.
mostly anthracite, the freight rate be
ing $1 a ton. Coal has been carried
up all the year at 30 cents a ton, but
tne western shortage and the urgency
of western shippers led to this price.
AH the twenty to twenty-five ships
.that bring up this coal will remain
here for the winter, and all the coal
will he delivered in the next fifteen
Stmts Out Wild West Shew.
LONDON Mr. Hanbttry, president
of the board of agriculture, has de-l
cided Oat owing to the existence of
the foot and month disease in soste
of tile New England states he wflT be
anable to permit the landing- in Eag
snd of a herd of bwffaJoes belonging
so the Wild West show, which opens
in Tjm om December 26.
WAGES OF MINERS
WORKMEN APPEAR BEFORE THE
The Commission Decides ts Invite
. Mine Inspectors ts Appear Before It
Rumors of Negotiations Looking
to Settlement Continue.
SCRANTON. At Thursday's ses
sions of the strike commission prac
tical miners told their story of condi
tions in the Hazleton coal fields. The
miners tried to show that the Coxe
and other companies violated the
agreement, that the strikers should re
turn to work and given their old p.aces
where they had not really teen filled.
The commission decided to invite
j the mine inspectors to appear bifore
it, because the miners claim that work
men fear to mention dangtrous or
unhealthy places in the mines because
the inspectors are usually accompan
ied by some representative of the com
pany. Burners cf possible negotiations
looking to a settlement continue.
Whatever is dene will first be decided
upon in New York, where those in
, authority are located. -The opinion
s -m .,;t., i ... -u ,,i,,
orators and the miners'
will agree on most points before the
commission concludes its hearings.
Andrew Mattey, a Slavonian, who
was employed at Coxe Bros. company,
was the first witness. He was the
president of his local union and was
told by thet company, he said, that
if he quit the union he would be
given a boss job. He refused, and
later was given such bad work that
he gave up his job. He said he was
the means of bringing fourteen Slav
onians to this country at the instance
of a breaker boss at the Coxe mines.
They were promised JL10 a day, but
received only 63 or SO cents.
When the witness was asked by Mr.
Darrow how many times he had seen
the mine inspector in the nines, Ccm
imissioner Watkins asked the purpose
of the question. Mr. Darroy said as
a rule the mine inspector was accom
panied by a company official and.
therefore, a miner was afraid to make
a complaint in the presence of his
boss. He maintained inspectors should
be unaccompanied and their attention
not diverted from bad places in the
In consequence of this allegation all
mine inspectors will be invited to tes
tify regarding the point raised.
John G. Strenix. an Englishman,
followed Mattey. He said he aver
aged about. $300 a year and had work
ed in the mines for thirty years.
John Farari. an Austrian, formerly
employed by the Coxe company, said
he was able to save only 60 in seven
IOWA IS AGAIN SUCCESSFUL.
Takes Many Leading Prizes at Live
CHICAGO. Despite the inclement
weather Tuesday proved one of the
biggest in. point of attendance in the
history of the international live stock
exposition. 40,000 people passing the
The Iowa Agricultural college came
off with flying colors, capturing the
principal prizes in cattle and hogs.
Shamrock, the grand champion of the
show, entered by the Iowa college in
the fat Angus grades, won everything
and aggregated over $500 in cash
The Iowa college also won the prize
for the best general exhibit of cattle,
sheep and swine.
Alderman Fowler of Chicago sold
his Percheron stallion. Perquo-Pas. to
McLaughlin Bros, of Columbus. Ohio.
after having won the championship
over all stallions in the show
SEEK TO SAVE PUBLIC
Bills to Repeal All Laws Except
WASHINGTON Senator Quarles
(Wis.) on Wednesday introduced a
bill to repeal the desert land law and
the law authorizing the entry to tim
ber and stone lands under the placer
mining laws, and also a provision for
homestead law permitting the
commutation of homestead entries.
The intention of the bill is to pre
serve the public lands for actual set
tlers and to that end he desired to
have all laws for the opening of pub
lic lands, except the homestead law,.
Mr. Powers (Mass.) introduced a
similar bin in the house.
Want Into the British Market.
BCENOS AYRES, The senate has
reported sanitary laws relative to the
admission of foreign cattle which I
were presented by the Argentine gov
ernment in order to facilitate the open
ing of British ports to Argentine
Senate Ready for Reciprocity.
WASHINGTON President Roose
velt is assured that if the negotiations
with. Cuba, for a reciprocity treaty are
eoncladed satisfactorily by the state
department tire treaty win he ratiled
fay the senate dnrisnr the
WASHINGTON Ofiver Wendell
Holmes war oa Tknrssy fumtxmt-H
by tike senate to succeed the late Jns-j
tice Gray as a member of the bench
of the United States
THE SICK CATTLE,
UnsriflcisJd Dealer -aid s Hm
BOSTON. Dr. Salmom
ton frost Washimstom
first actios was to hold a aHifgrw.ee
vita Dr. Samuel E. Bennett, tkc Bos
ton agent of the bureau. Dr. Asstin
Peters, chief of the Massachusetts An
imal Bureau, and Dr. John E. Mok
irn. chief of the pathological dirMoa
at "Washington, James Law of Cornell
university and Dr. Leonard Pearson of
the University of Pennsylvania.
. Dr. Salmon said:
"The situation is very disquieting,
principally because cattle dealers save
been selling diseased, animals and
scattering the contagion and because
there has been no adequate conception
of the danger of carrying the disease r
by persons who have visited diseased
Dr. Salmon will take offices so as
to be in the closest touch with the
Dr. Peters on Tuesday issued a no
tice calling attention to the statutes
which direct local board of health to
report all cases cf contagion among
cattle as soon as their presence is
WASHINGTON. Official notice of
the action of the British government
prohibiting; the landing of stock from
New England was received Tnesday.
Mr. Moore on Tuesday ordered about
twenty veterinary surgeons in various
western cities to proceed to New Eng
land to augment the force of experts
already fighting the epidemic This
force also will be added to by the in
spectors relieved from duty owing to
the cessation of exportation to Great
PORTLAND, Me. The steamship
officials have stopped loading cattle
at this port until word Is received
from England that cattle shipped from
Canada via Maine will be allowed to
CUBAN TREATY IS READY.
President Palma Will Sign Document
at Havana Next Wednesday.
HAVANA After a conference with
Secretaries Zaldo and Montes Friday
night President Palma said:
"My commissioners, Senores Zaldo
and Montes, will sign the reciprocity
agreement with General Bliss Taes
day or Wednesday next. It will be
then sent to Washington, where the
treaty rrill be signed by Secretary
Hay and Minister Quesada.
"After confirmation by the United
States senate I will send the treaty
to the Cuban senate for approval. I
shall not send it to the house of rep
resentatives because that house- has,
with the approval of the senate, the
right, according to the constitution,
to make a treaty which does not affect
"This agreement provides for cer
tain, reductions in the duties on im
ports from the United States, but the
tariff on those articles is not changed.
A 4-as -V a Afinfwifral j-i - a wnaw T ? . 1
-j,Hi .. ev i
tend to send a message to the senate
and the house asking for a revision
of the tariff in order to keep up- the
revenues which will be necessarily
lessened by the treaty."
A senator who represents the ad
ministration gives his opinion that the
reciprocity agreement must be ap
proved by the house o- representa
tives. The matter of issuing a loan
for $35,000,000 is again being taken
up in the senate.
Discussion of Measure Entailing Pub
licity on Combines.
WASHINGTON The subcommittee
of the house judiciary committee,
consisting of Representatives Little
field (Me.). Thomas (la.) and Clayton
(Ala.), to which was referred the anti
trust bills, met on Wednesday. One
of the bills before the committee pro
poses an amendment to the Sherman
anti-trust law and another provides
Considerable attention was devoted
to consideration of the latter, which
requires all corporations engaged in
interstate commerce to file returns
disclosing their true financial condi
tion and their capital stock and im
poses a tax upon such as have out
standing capital stock unpaid in whole
or in part.
While no conclusions were reach
ed, good progress was made and the
committee hopes to be able to report
before the holiday recess.
Finds Women Mail Carriers.
WASHINGTON It has recently
been brought to the attention of the
postmaster general that about twenty-five
women are holding "positions
as carriers in the rnral free delivery
service and a-call has been, made for
information about thvn jm inves
tigation win be made to learn whether
they are performing their duties in a
satisfactory manner. It appears the
appointments were- made without the
department knowing the sex. of the
Mm m liitereatin and OrieanaL
PARIS Most of the morning papers
here give considerable space to Pres
ident Roosevelt's message. The-few
journals that comment oa the mes
sage pronounce it an original aM
highly interesting doenssent, inspired
by ardent patriotism- and maiUml! ij
great courage on -part of its qtfrqr
These approve his ensndatkns re
garding the foreign policy of the
United States and the
Happiness is the
BOARD GETS CASK
BILL TO PAY PRESIDENTS ARBI
b pitssa n hie
DivisisR, After Attempt to Include
JtJrn Mitchell is Voted Down.
WASHEIGTON. The house on
Wednesday passed the bill appropri
ating $50,000 to defray the expenses
of the strike commission and then ad
josrned until Friday, when the Lon
don, dock "charge bill win be consid
ered. There were two hoars discussion on
the commission bilL in which the
president's action was highly com
mended, except by Mr. Burton (Mo.)
who contended that the commission
was created without authority of law
There was some criticism of the
clause allowing double salaries to
members of the commission now in
government employ, and also cf that
leaving the amount of compensation
of members to the president. But all
amendments were voted down. The
bill was passed without division.
The speaker announced the ap
pointment of the following commit
teesr To -Visit the Naval Academy
Messrs. Watson, (Ind.),A dams, (Pa),
and Clark. (Mo.).
To Visit the Military Academy
Messrs. Hull. (Ia.), Steele, (Pa.), and
The house then went into commit
tee of the whole. Mr. Grcsevnor (0.),
in the chair, and took up the coal
strike commission bilL
Before the discussion began Mr.
Gaines (Tenn.) stated that he decided
to offer an amendment. The chair
having ruled that amendments were
not in order at this time: Mr. Can-
nan, in charge of the bill, agjeed that
the amendment should be read for
information. It proposed to place an
thracite on the free list.
Mr. Burton (Mo.), a member cf the
appropriations committee, to whom
Mr Cannon yielded, declared that he
could not support the bilL The pres
ident, he said, .had, no legal authority
to create the commission and the bill
besides placed 150,000 in the presi
dent' shands without any limitation.
'Mr. Livingston (Ga.) and Under
wood (Ala.) supported the bill, al
though they agreed that the presi
dent's action was irregular.
Mr. Bailey (Ga.) said the president
had acted patriotically. Mr. Cochran
(Mo.). Mr. Feeley, (EL). Mr. Gaines,
(Tenn.) and Mr. Maddox. Ga.). endorsed-
the act of the president.
Mr. H'Timrav fTrrrl .1 and Ar Uf-
., v j . .
ey (la.) warmly defended the couxse
of the president, the latter character
izing it as one of the "boldest" acts
in the- history of the executive.
i Mr. Jicuermott f j. nointed out
that the strike
commission had no
power behind it. He thought it should
he given power- to make an investi
gation and report its findings to con
gress. Mr. Cannon (HL) argued that the
bill should pass in the form in which
it was presented. If the president's
action had been without authority of
law or constitution, it had been taker
in response to an overwhelming pub
The bill passed without division.
MUST STAY AT THEIR POSTS.
Leaves or Absence Will Be Hard to
Get in the Philippines.
WASHINGTON. Owing to the nu
merous applications from officers serv
ing in the Philippines for leaves of
absence and transfers to the United
states. Major General Davis, com
manding the division, has established
a series of rules to govern such cases.
Permission to visit the United States
win not be granted except under very
extraordinary circumstances, unless
the applicant has been in the Philip
pines three years, of which time the
two years immediately preceding the
application shall have been contin
uous, and in such cases only when
the officers services-can be spared and
conditions warrant. After two years'
continuous service an officer whose
services can ie spared may be granted
two months' leave to travel in the
Orient, the leave to begin and end in
Manila. Officers in poor health mav
be sent to San. Francisco for treat
ment, provided the medical board re
ports that such change of climate is
Choctaw Indians Moving.
ARDMORE, L T. The emigration
of hundreds of Choctaw Tndfsng resid
ing in. Mississippi to Indian Territory
has commenced. Many families
reached this city Friday to appear be
fore the Dawes commission for en
rollment. Under the law these In
dians must reside in the Indian coun
try for a certain period and prove
they are Choctaw Indians before they
are entitled to allotment. It is ex
pected that several thousand will
reach the territory before February r.
the sate of ther beginning: of the allot
icanst Applaud the
WASHINGTON. The house was in
an hour and forty !mT
-. One hoar of the h-ti was
In reading- the president's
The reading-was listened to
with Utis Hi in by members without
regard ta party, hut without: demon-!
stiaUeu except at -the conclucion of
the issiFifc. when the republicans ap-j
COMMITTEE FAVORS OKLAHOMA,
New Mexico and Arizona Are ts B:
Left Out of the Bill.
WASHINGTON The committeo on
territories has agreed to report a bill
for the- admission of Oklahoma and
Indian territories as one state under
the name of Oklahoma. New Mexico
axd Arizona are not in the bilL.
The bill authorizes the inhabitants
of the two territories to adopt a state
constitution defining the- status of the
Indians as follows:
"Nothing contained in the said con
stitution shall be construed to limit
or impair the- rights of person or prop
erty pertaining to the Indians of said
territories so long as such rights shall
remain unextinguished, or to limit
or affect the authority of the govern
ment of the United States to make
any law or regulation respecting such
Indians, their lands, property or other
rights which it would have been com
petent to make if this act never pass
ed." Indians are made eligible to become
delegates to the constitutional con
vention. The statehood, convention ia
to be held at the seat of government
in Oklahoma territory. Among the
declarations prescribed for the pro
posed state is one "forever prohibiting
polygamous or plural marriages."
The new state is to be allowed four
representatives in congress until the
next census and also is to have two
United States senators. The state is
to be divided into two judicial dis
tricts. REVENUE HAS GOOO BALANCE.
Receipts Exceed Expenses by Nearly
WASHINGTON The monthly com
parative statement of the government
receipts and expenditures shows that
for November. 1902, the total receipts
were $43,009,001 and the disburse
ments $43,040,257, leaving a surplus
of $553,744. Last year the surplus was
The November receipts are given as
follows: Customs, $22.4S3.2Sj, an in
crease as compared with November.
190L of $3,000,000. Internal revenue,
$13,347,580, increase $4,202,145. Mis
cellaneous, $2,262,134. decrease $877,
500. The statement shows an increase of
$1,800,000 in the expenditure on ac
count of the war department and an
increase of $159,000 on account of the
Pensions show a falling off of $325,
000. For the five months of the present
fiscal year the receipts are $32,873,920
in excess of the expenditures.
Says Swift Buys Railways.
KANSAS CITY. George H. Ross of
Chicago, fcr several years traflic man-
ager of the Indiana. Illinois i Icwa
railway, has succeeded Theodore C.
Bates of Boston as president of the
Uniou Depot, Bridge fc Terminal Rail
way company. Mr. Bates says he re
signed so that the company's interests
might be in the hands of a practical
railroad man. A dispatch from Bos
ton however, positively asserts that
Mr. Bates sold his interests, and the
Winner bridge piers in the Missouri
river, and the valuable river land and
terminals owned by it. have been pur
chased by Swift & Company, who con
template building an independent
stock yards and a new plant.
Another rumor i3 to the effect that
the Rock Island system has purchased
but no reply had been received.
Fix Next Year's Fair Dates.
CHICAGO. The National Associa
tion of Fairs and Exhibitions met
on Tuesday and decided dates far
state fairs in 1903 as follows:
Missouri. August 17 to 22; Iowa.
August 24 to 29: New York. August
24 to 29; Minnesota. August 31 to
September 5; Ohio. August 31 to Sep- j
tember 5; Wisconsin. September 7 to
September 12; Nebraska. September 7
to 12; Indiana. September 14 to 19;
Kansas. September 14 to 19; Ken
tacky, September 21 to 26; Illinois
September 28 to October 3; St. Louis.
October 5 to 10.
Three Thousand Are Dead.
SAN FRANCISCO From the Guate
malan coast the Pacific Mail steamer
City of Sydney brings the news that
the deaths resulting from the recent
eruption cf Santa Maria volcano num
ber about 3,000. This estimate is bas
ed upon the latest information that
had been received at San Jose, Guate
mala, previous to the steamer's depart
ure for this port, but it is accompa
nied by the statement of Guatemalans
that reliable reports were uneb'.ainabTe.
Verdict Is SlGOOCO.
NEW YORK. A verdict for $100,000
damage was brought in Tuesday by
the jury in the suit of Mrs. Jennie
M. Leys against the New York Central
& Hudson River Railroad company.
Mrs. Leys sued fcr $230,000 for the
death of her husband, who was kflled
ia a collision in the company's tan
ner in this city in January hist. Mr.
Lets was manager cf a dnamnnf i
store and his eaminzs wen M f '
he $23,003 a year.
May Renounce Sugar Treaty.
LONDON Ia the house of com
mons an Wednesday the under secre
tary of state fcr foreign affairs said
the opposition to countervailing du
ties and the refusal to allow the im
portation of bounties sugar were not I
inconsistent with, the most favored na
tion clause of the Anglo-Russian com- j
mercial treaty of 1SS3. Russia, he
added, had been informed at tikis Ttew i ui!dui emsiderably damaged th
4 -r, m.,. w.r ,, . . robfcers only seznred H71 They nude
w . w wn 4nsHt; uw a. GAUiiAkt5
the treaty if Bnsnin did- not agree, .
f HllHIUmill Wim:il
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rtuxug over uxe Uraur sugar cunlar
ecce. Negroes and white children in the
schcoj of Oklahoma are to be separ
ated. It is said that Germany and Eng
land win unite to bring Venezuela to
No redistricting bUl win be passed
at the coming session of the Kinsaa
The win of Herr Krupp bequeaths
the big gun factory at Essen to his
Nearly 100.000 inhabitants in the
ncrthern districts of Sweden face
starvation on account of heavy rain
fails. John L. Suffivan, former pugilist.
ha3 filed a petition in bankruptcy in
New York to prevent his arrest for
debt in Bostcn.
Cangres3man-elect Wm. R. Hearst
of New York and party are In the City
of Mexico. Mr. Hearst is the recipient
Oi! many courtesies.
Rev. W. H. Miliburn. the blind chap
lain cf the senate who is now in Cal
ifornia, has forwarded his resignation
to President Fro Tern Frye.
It is stated in diplomatic circles that
Venezuela has yielded in part to the
demands cf Germany and England far
claims put in by tha citizens of those
Secretary Moody, in his annual re
port. Iay3 particular stress upon the
imperative need of more officera and
men to man the battleships now build
ing and authorized.
The Rock Island management has
authorized contracts for the construc
tion cf an extension of that system
from. Dallas to Galveston. Texas, a
distance of 270 miles.
The government case against the so
called "beef trust' has been set for
heraing in the United States circuit
ccurt on December 16. before Judge
Grosscup at Chicago.
To properly provide for the United
States government for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1904. it is estimated
by various departments that $589,1S9.
112.30 will be required.
The Southern Pacific has bought the
Shrevepcrt Red River VaHey rail
way, a valuable railroad between
Shreveport and Alexandria, with a
branch line to Mancura.
The Union Pacific Railroad company
has formally announced the installa
tion cf its pension system, effective
January 1, by a notice posted on the
bulletin boards at headquarters ia
Smarting under a rebuke adminis
tered by his employer. Albert Eth
ridge. a bey IS years old. shot and in
stantly killed John Kesner. proprietor
of the Western hotel at Pocahont23.
William E. Curtis says the adminis
tration will make no further move to
purchase the West Indies from Den
mark, but will welcome any negotia
tions looking to the acquisition of 5r
Of the $20,117 claimed bv the state
cf New York for expenses incurred in
aiding the United States to raise a
i volunteer army in the war with Spain.
the comptroller of the treasury only
William H. Murray, alias Howard,
was arrested at Dunlap. Tenn.. Satur
day by an Illinois officer on a warrant
charging him with the murder of a
man named Wocdrone at Williams
burg. El., twenty-eight years ago.
The anniversary of Clem Studebak
er's burial was made memorable at
South Bend. Ind., by his family pre
senting to the Epworth hospital direc
tors over $5O.C00 ia addition to other
contributions to pay in full for a $73,
C00 hospital building recently com
pleted. J. We:s. one cf the wealthiest cot
ton merchants cf New Orleans, was
fined $23 for violating the Wilson
separate car law. He sat in the sec
tion reserved for negroes and declined,
under the conductors' request, to get
up because there was no empty seats
in the white section.
Despite the negative action of the
Transcontinental Passenger associa
tion in St. Louis last month the Union
Pacific and Oregon Short Line and
Oregon Railroad and Navigation com
pany have- announced their intention
cf instituting the one way colonist
rate to point3 in the northwest.
The British mail steamer reports an
other eruption of Mcnt Pelee on the
island of Martinique.
Macedonian peasants, who were in
revolt last month, are subjected to
horrible cruelties by the Turkish au
thorities. Dr. Joseph Parker, the noted pastor
of the London City Temple, is dead
after a protracted illness.
western Lmon messengers struck.
at Des Moines for a guarantee of $20
a month. It was granted in thirty
J. M. Johnson, general manager of
the Mexican International, hs resign
ed after nineteen years of service. J
The French chamber cf deputies has
adopted a rule forbidding members
holding municipal offices in
Colombian invaders of Venezuela
were farced to retreat across the bor
ders, leaving many prisoners behind.
Solomon H. Bethen has been reap
pointed United States district attor
ney fcr the northern district of Illi
nois. The First National bank of Wick
liffe. Ky.. wae dynamited Friday night
uy iuur roooera. -vnue tae vault, was
completely destroyed and the hank
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