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Elkhart Daily Review (Newspaper) - January 3, 1902, Elkhart, Indiana ESTABLISHED IN 1872. ELKHART, INDIANA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 3/1902. DD irre Saturday edition 3 cents AU other Issues î cents. L. S. & M. S TIME TABLE. On and after Nov. 31901, Laiie store at Mlcn-Southern trains to and from EUtliart Yrtll -na as follows ; Ea«t Bound. 32 VIA OLD ROAD LEAVES u g 11 li (I (1 ^ •> it «k tt j4 '1 " •> <1 2 VIA AIB lilNB LBATES 10 " 16 " " " 5 25 a m 5 00 a 13 10 55 a m 11 15 am 6 40 pm 11 20 am 1 30p m 4 40 pm 8 20 p m 11 45 p m 1 Oil am 5 am 2 20 pm No iio >io No Vo >io Jio Mo-22 No '26 No 28 No 532 to qwanu kaphis " NcSlO " " " • West Bound. .<0 37 Pacific Express Leaves 3 45 a m No 3 Fast Mall Ltd. ' 5 05 a m No 175 Elk. & Cbgo. acoom.' 6 30 a m Nc 15 Boston and Ctiicago ' 9 15 a m .Vo 2J N. Y. & Chgo. Ex. " 1 05 p m ■x......-Jo 19 Lake Shore Limited I 50 p m 7 Day Express " 3-3.t p rn ■■ WA.stort) Express 6 rs 3 tr SU^DAY 1KA !Ns Nos lu. 14. 16, 32, 26, 28. 32. 532, East Boun ^os 3. tr.. 31.! 9 23. 37, West Bound The Lake Shore via Cleveland in connoctw tth the Erie and P & L E Ks form the auic'r and most direct route to Pittsburg G. J. GKAMMER. Gen'l TrafRo Mgr. A.. J. SMITH, Gen'l Pass Agent - --------Tifi i T f^.-lT-TV * r .T" pV-f>t AppTi C. C. C. & St. L. R. R •^íTití" FOUR ItOOTE, Nov. 2, 1901. going south. going south. No No. No. STATIONS. 83 25 27 a m p m p m Uenton Harbor____ 7 00 1 00 8 iJV Niles.............. 8 IS 1 56 13 Elkhart.......... 8 41 2 35 7 IP Goshen .......... 9 03 a òti MiUorcl Jot........ 9 27 3 19 iVarsaw.......... 9 58 3 51 íío. Manchester... 10 35 4 30 «T'abash........ Î 1.=» 5 05 Marlon............ 11 58 5 52 p m 4.nderson......... 1 15 7 15 Greensburg....... 4 05 Cincinnat.l, o...... 6 00 Louisville, Ky____ 6 SO ''ndianapQiis______ 2 35 8 20 p m Terra Haute — 5 07 St. Louis, Mü..... 9 45 ftluncie, Ind....... 3 05 Dayton, O......... - coing north 1 No. No. No stations. 28 2J 22" St. LiOuis, Mo..... Terre Haute...... a m a m Indianapolis...... 11 15 6 45 tiOUisville, Ky.... 8 00 Greensburg. ..... 10 20 p m a ni Anderson......... 12 40 8 15 Marion .......... 1 56 9 22 Wabash .......... 2 35 9 52 N. Maaehester • ■ • • 3 12 0 35 Warsaw....... ... 3 50 11 08 Mlliord Jc......... 4 13 11 34 jroshen............ 4 32 II 55 a m p m tSlkhart........... 7 20 4 50 12 15 Niles............... 8 01 5 25 12 50 Beaten Harbor____ 8 50 6 20 1 43 The new Big Four train No. 5 makes connections for Terre Haute. St. Louis, Mo., Muneie •nd points east and west of Anderson J Lynct» P & T Agt, Cincinnati, Ohio A. Henry. ISlkhart Aereiit The new Big Four train No. 5 makes connections for Terre Haute. St. Louis, Mo., Muneie •nd points east and west of Anderson J Lynct» P & T Agt, Cincinnati, Ohio A. Henry. ISlkhart Aereiit Attorrisys-at-Law- lohn M. VanFleet Vernon W. VanFleet VanFleet Ä VanFleet, LAW V «RS. Indiana Xatloxie-x »anlc Bulldlne B. lU:. Jolmson. J. D. Osborne. JOHKSOii & OSBOKSTE, ATTOKNJEYS-AT-LAW. Practice in all the courts of Indiana. Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. U. S. Flag Building. 210 South Main street. References by permission: St. Joseph Valley Bank; Indiana National Bank E. Corbett. CORBETT & C. C. Raymer RAYMER. Attorneys and Counsellors-at.Law. Indiana National Bank Bnilding. Heme 'Phone, 704. OEllSTTISTS- iCimtuc^ C)cntist. •--• giolA Work a Snecîaltv 40« S Main. St., Odo. P O ; ,, MÄliCOLM POUNDER, „, DENTIST... •ÎÎ Lexington *ve. owaf Df, Hatjgertsi's OfSe» HOME PHOISTE 521 mrnm and surgeons. a a BAUMGABTNEB. A .1. BATTMGABTNrBi Drs. Baumgartner & Son. Office No. 106 Division street, 3d door eastol the Central Block. Special attention given to ihrohic diseases and affections of the throat nose and ".ars. German and English spoken. n (. Northeast corner of Sec- ur, OpOHn. ond and Franklin Sts. .Bpecialty. Diseases oi the Nose, Thi oat. Bye and Bar, Edward C. Crow.D.O. l Elizabeth M. Crow, D.O, CROW & CROW, Osteopataiic Physicians. (Successors to Dr. W. L. Riggs.) . Offices, Spohn building. Hours, 9 to 12,1 to 4 Other hours by appointment. Residence 416 Jefferson St. Home phones office. 653; residence, 580 I-' I DR. W. H. -THOMAS. Office and Residence. AU calls attended In «Ity and country. Office 115 Harrlsoa street <I«^Idence 211 Marion street. MRS. J. Q. QUERARD, No. 505 Past Jacksoa Street Opposite Sage's Mill, ts prepared to repair and renovate LACB CURtAINS. and make them a-, equal to new. Prices reasonalile and tioo snaraoteed. Eyes examined Jree by ' URS. J. BUKKB Si XEIUCK -' r.^Thirner's office. Glasses jatted for anj-Satisfaction guaranteed. We carry a e^iliie of Christmas Optloal-goods.' v-l^ain of' AFTEyRIPPE Vinol Will Restore . Strength and Appetite Quickly. Take It To Prevent The Grippe. The ijrippe is a disease which seems to becomt) more prevalent every year. It becomos almost a habit. Those who have had it (jnce can scarcely get through the following winter without having it again, sometimes twice. Everjone should keep their systems toned up. Fortify the human citadel so that it will be impregnable to the on-slaughis of this most distressing of all maladies. There is nothing that will keep you in condition and help better to ward o£E diseases tl ian Vinol. There are many people who last winter took Vinol simply as a preventative and have proved conclusively that by keeping themselves in good condition they escaped the grippe that attacked other members of the family who neglect ed to take the same precautions. we cjan tell those who have had thé grippe what to take to help them towards speedy recovery. It is this same VinoL Take il; when you first have the grippe. It will not go so hard with you. Tour tecovei.y will be quicker, and when you are ab":!e to be out, you will not sufier from those terrible after effects that make this disease so dangerous. Rem ember that Vinol is strengthening, flesh creating and an arrester of all wastin T diseases. "I bought a bottle of Vinol for my wife aiid two children who were suffering from the after effects of grippe. *^hey had taken several remedies without doing them E ny good. The effect of the medicine w;is so marked that I bought another bottle which made a complete cure, and restore d my wife and children to perfect health." N. B. Trowne, travelling agent I'or the Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Co., Atlanta, Ga. Our good opinion of Vinol increases every day. Our faith in it is unbounded. To prove to you that we believe all we say we will gladly refund its cost if you do not find that it is every-thins we claim it to be. CmiLES H. LEONiBD DRUGGIST. No Place Like Home when there's a cheerful coal fire to sit by cosily. Use Old Lee Coal and you will have a clean product and a satisfactory one. We sell Wood. Wni. Brussman & Co. Both Phones. 330 Main St. ....FOE- ... SPORT!NQ (jOODS....... ... GrO TO.... THE GUN STORE 126 S. Main St. .-.FOR... Sterling Silver, Jewelry, Watches, Plated Ware, Gold Clocks, Mantel Clocks, Albums, roilefc Sets, Collar & CufE Boxes, Glove and Handkerchief Boxes, Books, Purs<-s, Bibles, China, Glass, Gloves, Sant [kerchiefs, Neckties, .M[ufB.t'rs, Medalions, Mirrors, Praqies and hundreds of novelties ....GO TO.... NORRIS E. FELT, 213 Main St. ... THE NE W---- Fi^ueral ülrector and EMBAXMER C. H. BEECHER, UöMirion St. HomoPhoneßOl D iy or Nlght Calls Promptly Attended. : FOR R13NT New Eight Room Flat Second & Sycamore Sts. DELOS N. WEAVER RÍIHD-M6NALLY S Everett-Moore Syndicate, Which Has Been Booming Telephones and Trolleys. AFFAIRS IS A COMMITTEE'S HANDS Found It Hard to Obtain Money to Meet Current Liialjilities, AI-thoush Solvent. Cleveland, O., .Tan. 3.—The financial affairs of the Everett-Moore syndicate, owniug: 01- coDtroIIiug a nuuil)er of urban and iuterurban electric railways and an extensive system of local and long-distance telephone lines in Ohio iinil Mielii.sian, passed hito tlie control of .a committee composed of seven prominent bankers of this city yesterday. This action was taken, it is stated, as the result of temporary financial embarrassment on the pait of the syndicate, which has for some time past been affected by the stringency in the money market. The committee chosen has been at w'orlt investigating the affairs of the syndicate, and expresses the firm belief that the concern is entirely solvent, and that its embarrassment will be only temporary. Properties Controlled by the Syndicate. Tlie Everett-Moore syndicate is accredited with controlling more than 1,200 miles of urban and internrban electric lines in Ohio and Michigan, with many new extensions still in course of construction. Among the telephone properties owned outright or controlled by the syndicate are the Cuyahoga Telephone company, of this city, witli upward of lO.iKK) subscribers: the United States Telephone company (long distance), the Federal Telephone company, the Stark County (O.) Telephone company, the Columbiann County (O.) Teleplione company; the People's Telephone company, of Detroit; the Wood County (O.^ Telephone company, and a number of others in wliich the Federal Telephone company is the controlling factor. street Jtailway Property Solvent. Among tlie more important electric street raih-oad properties In wJiicli the syndicate is largely interested are the Cleveland Electric Kailway compan>, the Detroit United Railway company, the Toledo Railw'ay and Light com-pauj"-, the Northera Ohio Traction company, the Cleveland. Tainesville and Eastern K;^Uway company, the Detroit and Toledo Shore Line Railroad company. and the Lake Sliore Elcctric Railroad company. All of tliese lines rre declared by the committee to be, witli scarcely an exception, in good physical condition, perfectly solvent and in no wise embarrassed. The aggregate capitalization of all tlie various, properties owned or controlled by the syndicate is said to be about iPlSO,-000,000. Expert accountants liave been employed by the committee in charge to examine and report upon tlie condition of all the constituent companies. No statement has as yet been given out. indicating the liabilities of the syndicate. BIEN IN CHARGE OF THE CONCERN Wliat Tliey Say of the Situation—Herrlck's Conservative Statement. Henry A. Everett and E. W. Moore refused to be interviewed concerning their affairs. The trustees who will have charge of the Everett-Moore affairs are: Edwin G. Tillotson, secretary and treasurer Cleveland Trust company; Harrison E. Newcomb, vice president Savings and Trust company; Myron T. Herrlck, president Society for Savings; .1. J. Sullivan, president Central National bank; Calvary Morris, president Western. Reserve Trust company; Kaufman Hayes, vice president Euclid Avenue National bank, and William G. Mather, president American Trust company. These risen, all w^ell-knowii bankers, have issued a statement in which they say that in spite of the fact that the syndicate owns several million dollars in property more than it owes in money, the tightness In the money market made it impossible for It to meet its oibligations without temporary assistance. Some of the syndicate members made an investigation and discovered in their opinion that the equities owned by the company w'ere far In excess of Its liabilities and that the situation was not at all serious, provided proper jnanagenient was adopted. So it w^as proposed to turn the business over to the committee which now has charge. The committee organized by electing H. R. Newcomb as chairman and E. C. C. Tillotson secretary. At the conclusion of the committee statement is a separate one signed by Myron T. Herrlck. which says: "Personally I have had no connection with and no knowledge of tlie operations of tlie Everett-Moore syndicate. Although I am named as one of the members of the committee for the reorganization of their affairs I have now no actual knowledge of their condition, except as informed by another committee, » * » which has spent more than a week in making an investigation. While I have taken no part in this investigation the bankers who conducted It are among our safe and conservative men, and whose report should inspire confidence. The entire affairs of the syndicate are now undergoing a thorough investigation .with the assistance of chartered accountants, and all persons concerned should, in my judgment, feel assured that the Interests of all classes of creditors will be conserved by competent business management at the hands of the committee chosen." Openingr of Blgr Utlgation. Toledo, O., Jan. 3.—The Everett-Moore syndicate, through the Maumee Valley Electric road, is the plaintiiF in three of. the biggest suits ever bi-ought in the local courts, in'which it seeks injunction to restrain execution on three cognovit Judgments. The suits are the starters of big litigation. The allegations are sensational, alleging fraud, conspiracy and double dealing on the part of the defendants. Traportant Project Involved. Cirlcago, Jan. 3.—One of the most, amibitious of all the Interurban projects la which members of the Everett-Moore syndicate have been Interested Is the Aurora, Elgin and Chicago railway, an electric line now under process of construction on plans designed to secure the swiftest form of transportation "between the three cities, and to,i>arallel thè Chicago and Northwestern railway. Trains runnihg almost a mile a ininnte over à. right-of-way devoid, of crossings and fenced in on either side for its entire length are the chief features of the new electric I'ailway. - ... When the n^Uemiiam arrives, the quiet, NOT A CASE OF BLUNDER Simply a Matter of Gallantry in a German X>ipIomat. Washln.giion, Jan. 3.—A misunderstanding which is patlicularly annoying to the oliicials who were at the White House reception Wednesday appeal's to have arisen from the fact LADY PACNCEFOTE. that Lady Pauncefotc. the Avife of the British ambassador, witli the embassy staff, held the place of honor at the Ik ,.d (1 ilu- diploma tic line as the reception began. The rule in such cases is quite clear and well establl.sliod in precedents—namely, that the ambassador present longest in continuous service at the capital shall head the line. It was through an act of gallnntry and graciousness on the part of the German ambassador himself that this rule was not applied Wednesday. Lady Pauncefote informed the German ambassador of her husband's illness and of her recognition of the fact that lie. Herr von Ilolleben, wai? for the day dean of the diplomatic body. The ambassador declined, licvwevor, to take advantage of his position, and himself assi.gned to Lady I'auncefote the place she oi'cupiod at the head of the line with the embassy staff. PNEUMATIC TOOL COMBINE It Is to Control Almost tlte Entire Output of tlie AVorld. Chicago, Jan. 3.—Announcement was made yesterday of the final details in formin.g the combination of pneumatic tool companies, which is to control almost the entire output of the world. The new corporation, organized recently under the laws of New Jersey, Is known as the Chicago Pneumatic Tool company. On Dec. 31 it tooli over the properties of the following concerns: Chlc-cago Pneumatic Tool company of Illinois, Boyer Machine company, of Detroit; Chisholm & Moore .Manufacturing company, of Cleveland; Franklin Air Compressor company, of Pennsylvania; New York Air Compre.ssor com pany, of New York, and the New Taite-Howai'd Pneumatic Tool company, of London, England. Its capital is .$10.000,000, and all its officers are Chicago men. TWO BLOWN TO ATOMS GEN. CiSTBO'S SCSLP WhatMato and His Brother Patriots of Venezuela Seem for to Yearn. BAU EIO-H AN EFFICIENT WAESHIP Loaded with Munitions of War and Armed Insurgents—Plans of the Kevolutioiiists. Fort de France, Martinique, ,Tan. 3. —The Ban Rlgh, a vessel that was loaded with arms In Europe for the Venezuela revolutionists, has been converted Into a fairly formidable war vessel. Her vital parts (engines, etc..) have been protected by thick plates of steel, for one thing. The work was done here, at the works of the General Trans-Atlantic company. In addition tlie steamer's bridge has been protected by steel plates and her stern post and rudder have been similarly shielded. The Ban Righ's armament consists of several guns capable of firing 300 shots per minute, and four ten-centimeter rapid-fire guns. The officer in charge of the Ban Righ's guns is a European. The vessel's crew is com-por:ed of En.glishmen and natives of the i.sland of Martinique. Plans of the Insurrectionists. Reinforcements for the 300 volunteers now on board the Ban High will reach the war steamer in sloops and schooners, which are to be met at various points. If the plans of the revo lutionists are carried out. The departing volunteers appeared to be vory determined men. Previous to sailing they had learned of the decree Issued by President Castro declaring the Ban Rlgh to be a pirate, and offering a reward of ,$10,000 for her capture, but they showed no sign of apprehension, and Insisted that the revolution will Explosion of a Loconiotix-e Boiler at Macon, Ga., Plays Tej-i-lble Havoc. Macon, Ga., Jan. 3.—A freight engine just ov.t of the repair shop, and fired up in the round house of the Central Railroad of Georgia, exploded yesterday morning, shaking the entire city. The report Avas heard seven miles, and bouses three miles distant felt the shock. The news instantlj' spread that many were killed, and in a. few minutes there had gathered at the gates hundreds of people, including Avives and cliikb'en of shop emiihjye.s, Aveeping and clamoring for information. The dead are: E. W. Hodges and J. M. McDonald, machinists; Uriah Cornelius, colored helper. The injured are: J. J. O'Neal and Henry Fox, machinists, AVill die: R. L. Willis, blacksmith, seA'erely scalded; F. D. Ham-brick, caiiienter, head lacerated; Will-lam Wilson, carpenter, fractured ribs; J. M. MeadoAvs, carpenter, general bruises; Peter Hammock, colored, scalp AA'ound: Wesley .Tolinson. colored, face cut: Peter Adams, colored, contused shoulder. The negro Cornelius w-as in the cab assisting the inspector, .Tohn IMcDon-ald, Avho AA'as on top of the engine. They AA^ere bloAvn to atoms. The others Avere at some distance from the engine. The cause of the accident Is not knoAvn. It Is supposed, hoAA'ever, tliat the negro had found the Avater in the boiler too Ioav and had suddenly injected a stream of cold Avater on the red-hot croAA'ii sheet. MIGHT EASILY HAVE BEEN tondon Times Tlilnlts of a Story It Prlnta About Russia. London, Jan. 3.—The Times thl.s morning publishes three alleged secret documents communicated by Dr. Ular, a prominent student of Chinese affairs, Avho recently returned to Europe from Manchuria and Mongolia, Avhich go to proA'e the existence of a bargain negotiated between the late LI Hung Chang and Russia, through the medium of the Russian Prince TJkhtomsky. Under the terms of this bargain the "Boxer" movement, Avhich it Is hinted was fomented by Russia, Avas to lie turned against the foreigners, Russia engaging to protect the doAvager empress against the westren poAvers, in return for permission to occupy Manchuria and a very free hand in Mongolia. Commenting editorially on this matter The Times says it sees nothing In the recent history of Rus-sian action in the far east inconsistent with the story contained in the documents supplied by Dr. TJlar. FOR WHAT IT IS WORTH News from Vienna That Miss Stone Has Been Released. London, Jan. 3.—A dispatch to the Central News from Vienna says a report has been received there via Sofia to the effect that Miss Ellen M. Stone, the captive American missionary, has been released. The report lacks confirmation. London, Jan. 3.-^The Sofia coiTe-spondent of The Dally Telegraph haa cabled an unconfirmed rumor to the effect that Miss Stone and lime. Tsll-ka were liberated In Turkey on Jan. 1, and that the Americans who conducted the negotiations resulting in this reported release agreed, in tlie presence of the captives, to maintain absolute silence concerning the captors. If this promise is broken, concludes the correspondent, vengeance will be Avreaked upon the Americau mission. Senator Bcvertdg^o's Sister Dead. Peoria, Ills., Jau. 3.—Mrs. Eva BroAvn, wife of B. W. BroAvn, a well-knoAvn traveling man, and sister of! United States Senator Beverldge, of Indiana, died in this city yesterday. Senator Beverldge was at the bedside when the>end came and left, for homo at noon yesterday. He."\yUI return for the fuueral, which will be held tomor- PRESIDENT CIPRIANO CASTRO, triumph. The volunteers also said that their lauding on the coast of Venezuela AA^as planned to coincide Avlth a for-AA'ard movement on the part of the Colombian troops and the landing in Venezuela of other revolutionists, Avho had concentrated at the islands of Trinidad and Curacoa. Mato Says Castro Must Go. The text of General Mato's (.the rcA'-olutionary leader) manifesto is published. It declares that ''Our native country is moanin.g; she is perishing. The pride and folly of a perjured magistrate have brought our country to the ed.ge of an abyss. * * * j^et us remoA'e this faithless magistrate, who alone is responsible for the misfortunes of Venezuela, and united In tlie bonds of sincere brotherhood let us at once re-establish interior peace in our country, harmonious relations between Venezuela and foreign powers, and let us bring about the respectful observance in our land of every man's right and the strict accoiuplisliment of every man's duties. Thus you Avil' regain your good name. Avin back your beloved country, and the great Liberal cause Avill once again become invested with its merited prestige." Ban Rig:h En Route to Fame. The Ban Rlgh has left port, her name having first been changed to La Libertador. She carries among her passengers Senor Matos. Avho is now referred to as General Matos, and several generals and other Important personages of Venezuela Avho joined General Matos here. Among these notabilities are Nicolas Rolando. Domingo Monagas, Penaloza Dúchame, Eduardo Ortege Cordova, Carlos Azugary E.geamier, Tomas Garcia,"»Mervez Marro, Chrlstianl Antolles Bartazal, An-tolne Esp.inoza and Morendl Sambrano Rendon. PROMINENT lOWAN WEDS Gets the Knot Tied and Slips Aivay Before It Is Known. Des Moines, la., Jan. 3.—Ex-Senator J. B. Romans, of Denison, one of the Democratic leaders of loAA'a, Sunday married Mrs. ChrLstlne C. Snyder, president of the State Woman's Relief Corps. NeAVS of the wedding leaked out Wednesday, and the bride and bidegroom are uoaa' in the .east. It is said that before the ceremony Mr. Romans divided his property, valued at $14.000, giving half to his children and half to his wife. His former aa'ife was bunied to death a year ago as the result of a gasoline stove explosion. Senator Romans, though a political opponent, was the friend of Governor Leslie D. Shaw, and both served as deacons of the Methodist church at Denison. Reading Matter for the President; Washingtoji, .Tan. 3.—Representative Blchardson, of T<^nnessee, yesterday personally present'd the president with a set of his comi,::..tlons of the messages and papers of the presidents of the United States. In making the presentation Richardson laughingly asked the pi-esident to read carefully the constitution and declaration of Independence. The president replied that he would. ________ Gov. ShuAV Stops at Chicaero. Chicago, Jan. 3.—Governor Leslie M. Shaw, of lOAva, arrived here early yesterday on his Avay to Wasliington, where he Avill confer Avith President Roosevelt regarding ..Is appointment to the treasury portfolio to succeed Secretary Gage. Governor Shaw spent the gi-eater part of the day with friends and relatives In Chicago and left for the east late In the afternoon. Nothlngr New Vndfir the Snn. Richmond, Ind., Jan. 3.—Dr, R. E. Haiighton, of this city, claims that he anticipated the discovery of Professor Jacques Loeb, of Chicago university-, with regard to tlie identity of eleetrlC' ity. aud nerve force twenty years ago» and tliat his paper was published In The Medical KeTlew of Chicago in 1984.: He recently completed a new paper on tj^ same subject. - supposed forgers arrested Work thought to Have Profited Them Ahout $2u,000 in the Aggregate. mllaa-aukee, Jan. 3.—Tavo men who giA^e their names a;i Harry Williams and Charles Morgan Avere arrested hero late Tuesdaj- night, and Inspector Riemer, from InA'estigations made^ Wednesday, believes they are the men' who have been flooding the country with forged checks. About a year ago a number of forged checks were cashed at Ashland, Wausau, Hurley and other places in the northern part of the st-ate. No trace of the forgers aa-as obtained. A feAV months later mining companies in Colorado were defrauded in the same way. The next complaint A\'as from Omaha. The total forgeries which haA-e been worked by the gang, it is estimated, amounted to over $20,-DOO. _ college course pavored For Young Men Who Propose to Enter on a Railway Career. Cleveland, Jan. 3.—President Chas. F. ThAving, of the Western Reserve university, recently asked a number cf prominent railroad presidents to give him their vieAvs on the advisability of a boy of IS years taking a college course prior to entering upon a rail-roiid career. President. ThAving sums up the re-idies received by saying that the majority of all the great railroad presidents believe that the advantages of a college education far outAvelgh the disadvantages for one Avho is to enter the railroad service. Most, though not all. railroad presidents declare th.at it is better for a man who proposes to enter the railroad service to take first a college course. van sant begins work ' Battle Between Minnesota and the Merger Will Soon Be On. ■Minneapolis, .Tan. 3.—Governor Van Sant and xVttorney General Douglas reached home yesterday afternoon. Both droA-e straight to the capltol and Avent to Avork. The attorney general left last night for Washington, and will Institute the state's suit Monday in the federal supreme court. His appearance ilonday will be a formality. The court Avill set a date for the hearing and Douglas avIU return to Minnesota. When he next goes to Washington he Avill be accompanied by George P. Wilson and M. 1). ilunn, his associate.s in the case. Then the great battle Avill be on in earnest. Fire Does Weston $-15,000 Damage. Weston, la., Jan. 3.—Fire which started In the general store of Petrus Peterson early yesterday did $45,000 damage and destroyed four of the principal places of business and three dwellings. The principal losers are Klopping & Williams, general store and imiJlement Jiouse and tAA-^o buildings, $20,000; Petrus Peterson, general store, $0,000; H. A. Qulnn. lumber, $8,-OOO; R. T. Williams, residence, $2,000. Anybody Know This Man ? Chicago, Jan. 3.—William Jackson, a native of Morrlstown, N. J., aa-Iio when last heard of bj- his relatives, about tAVo years ago, Avas said to have joined a theatrical company in Chicago, has fallen heir to an estate of about $10,000 by the death of a sister In Arkansas. A search for him is being made by Collins & Fletcher, attorneys, of Chicago. Had Been Insane for Years. Cincinnati, .Tan. 3.—George Hues-man, the policeman A\ho Avas publicly degr.ided and dismissed last fall for haA'ing spoken disrespectfully of President McKlnley Avhen he Avas shot, was yesterday declared insane and sent to an asylum. The testimony shOA\-ed that he had been iiisane for years. stole by the Wagon Load. DeSoto, la., Jan. 3.—BroAvn's dry goods store Avas entered by burglars Wednesday night and approximately two AA'agon loads of A'aluable plunder were carried aAvay. Manager D. J. Forbes estimates the loss at $2.000. Bolts of cloth Avere found scattered along the road. Prominent Fergus Falls Man Dead. Fergus Prills, Minn., Jan. 3.—B. F. Partridge, Avho has for years been one of the most prominent citizens here, died Wednesday night from apoplexy, aged GO years. He organized the Fergus Wagon company here fifteen years ago.___ Little Hero ajid His Sister Drown. Provldent-e, R. I., .Tan. 3.—^Joseph and Mamie Kelly, children, were droAvned in a pond at Hill's Grove yesterday while sliding. The boy perished In an effort to save his sister. Now tlie Soap Men Combine. Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 3.—From advices received here it is understood that southern soap manufacturers are or-}»anizlng for a consolidation of all ;)lants south of the Ohio river. Depew and His Wife Coming Home. Nice, .Tan. 3.—Senator and Mrs. Chauncey M. DepeAV left here yester-•!ay for the United States. news~facts in outline The state of Maine is in the best financial condition In its history. It has $300,000 in surplus. W. Murray Crane has taken the oath of office as governor of Massachusetts for his third term. The Chilian government Avill issue an Internal loan of £3,000,000 in 7 per cent, bonds. Mrs. .lames A. D. Earl, known in the dramatic Avorld as Hope Booth, has filed a petition in bankruptcy. The United States Rubber company has adopted the new policy this year of announcing its price lists on Jan. 1, instead of April 1. An ice boat dashed into a crowd of people at the Ncav Year's regatta at Madison, Wis., and John A. Fiscus was perhaps fatally injured. Three persons Avere killed and two Avounded at Robbins, N. C., In a fight at a Avatch party. William Madison, of Lemont, Ills., died at the county hospital, Chicago, froJii the effects of a frost bite received three years ago. Tomas Estrada Palma, who is the president-elect of Cuba, Is receiving numerous telegraphic congratulations from compatriots. Miss Beulah Wheeler, prominent in Detroit social circles, took ai-senic for antipyrlue and is dead. London, Jan. 3.^—'By a special collection taken up last Sunday, which is said to have realized £65,000, and by promises from other quarters, the Wesleyan ilethodlsts have practically completed the collection of the Wes-lej'an Methodist Seventieth Ceotury fund of a mllliou guineas, which was started three years ago. . Many famtlies Perch on Knolls. Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 3.—a hundred families living in the flats and loavlandi) around Chattanooga camped on the knolls Wednesday night ns a result of high water. EMOGRATSSELECTEO To Represent District Organza-tions in the State Central Committee. ONE OP POETO EIOO'S HOMANOES In Whicb Three Men Got l«ft—County Office at Terra Haut e Coii> iSi. tested—State Itenjs. Indianapolis, Jan. 3.—Tlie result of the conventions for the election of Democratic state committt emen, held in the thirteen congresisoial districts of Indiana yesterday. Is as follows: First district, J. J. Nolan, Svansville; Second, G. H. Hendren, Bloomfleld; Third, James R. Duffln, English; Fourth" Lincoln Dixon, North Vernon; Fifth, J. G. McNutt, Terre Haute; Sixth, J. D. Megee, Rushville; Seventh, Joseph T. Fanning, Indianapolis; Eighth, J. A. M. Adair, Portland; Ninth, A. T. Livengood, Covington; Tenth, Dan W. Slmnls, Lafayette; Eleventh, J. Fred li^-ance, Huntington; Twelfth, S. B. Fleming, Fort Wayne; Thirteenth, J. C. Fletcher, Knox. The reorganization of the state- committee will take place here next Wednesday, when a spirited fight for the chair is expected. He Met a Missionary W oman. Indianapolis, Jan. 3.—James Hicks, a young man well knowi in society here, went to San Juan. Porto Rico, a foAA' weeks ago to bring he me a bride. He returned Wednesday Arithout her, and minus several hundred dollars. Hicks AA'aa In the army, and while at San .Tuan met a young missionary woman who had just reached the island from Australia, and whose great beauty at once secured for her widespread admiration. Amon;? those who stroA'e for her hand Avere an architect, the captain of a lighter and young Hicks. And Slie Waa Poetli^al. After reaching home Hicks continued his correspondence with the missionary, and finally, after proposing maiTla.ge and being accepted he sent her money to buy a welding outfit and pay her expenses to New York. A Aveek or two later he was notified that she would not come north at once. She asked him, however, to come to San Juan and meet her tiiere, "under the shade of the sheltedng palms where first Ave met and lored." Ho Went, and Three Met. He Avent to San .Tuan, tnd there he met the architect and "thi! captain of the lighter, each of whom declared he was on an errand simJkr to Hicks. Upon comparing notes it was found that the missionary had gotten money from each of them under one pretext and another, and that the total aggre-gater about $1,S00. Hick.' then called upon the woman and told her what he had learned. She confessed she had deceived them and asked forgiveness. He says the captain and he architect will sue to recover their money, but that he will not^_ GKEAT MIX-UP IN A CO UNTY JOB One Man Holds tlie Papers a nd the Other Has the Office. Terre Haute, Ind., Jan. 3.—^The contest for the office of coui ty treasurer has resulted in a complicated mix-up which the courts avIII have to straighten out. Clark, Republican, who was glA'en the certificate of election by the canA'assing board, has the tax duplicates, AA'hile Bolton, conb'stant. Is in possession of the office, guarded by armed men. The term of ; he old treasurer, Walsh, expired at midnight Tuesdaj-, but he resigjied t() the county commissioners Tuesday and they appointed Bolton to fill the vacancy for the feAV hours remaining, thus giving him possession. Wednesday Clark asked Judge Stelmson for a writ on Bolton to compel him to surrender the money and office paraiihernalla, to aa-hlch writ Bolton is to make ansAver on Saturday. Clark al eged in his petition that the action oi the county commissioners yesterday was an al-legal trick, for the reason that Walsh should haA'e resigned to the governor, and therefore no vacancy was created. Saved His I,lfe for J iistice. Crawfordsville, Ind., Jiin. 3.—A negro Avho refuses to give tis name, but who claims Cleveland as h Is home, was arrested at Greencastle after a desperate struggle. He was discovered In the act of robbing a houso and chased by angry citizens to Rock river, where he plunged into the raglnfj torrent and tried to swim across. Not to be outdone, Charles Allen pluneed into the water after him. He caught the half-drowned negro and handed him over to the police. _ Death of Mrs. Bachel C oodwin. Brookvllle, Ind., Jaa. 3.—Mrs. Rachel Goodwin, aged 74 ;, ears, widow of John Goodwin, Avho founded Asbury university (now DePauAA university) at Greencastle, died suddenly in her home In this city Wednesday. Mrs. GoodAA'in had been In ill health for some time, and her death was hastened by a stroke of apoplt'xy. Cremated Herself With Kerosene. Anderson, Ind., Jan. 3.—Mrs. Mattle House, wife of David House, living near Perkinsville, while temporarily insane, committed suicide Tuesday evening by saturating lier clothing with kerosene and applying a match. Hoosler state Short-Cnts. Lebanon—The neAvly-el ectetl Democratic central committee !>f this county has selected James i.. White for chairman and Henry L. Moore vice chairman. Lebanon ^—The annual Lincoln League banquet will be jjlven In this city early in February. Shelbyville—Henry Vac Cleave waa arrested while trying to rob Flailz & Warble's stock pens. Washington—James- Pelts, who attempted to murder his wife, has been captured at Cairo, Ills. Urbana—Mr. and Mrs. David Trick and child, while driving aerosa the railway tracks, were struck by a passing ; train and severely Injured. Richmond—The county assessor haa placed on the tax duplicate omitted property aggi-egating $750,000. k OSie>r« a Library to St. Ciitharin«*. .1 St. Catharines, Ont., Jan. 3.—Mayot Mclntyre has received an offer from) Carnegie of $20,000 for a free pu<bII<^ library building here, provided the tity will furnish a suitable site and maintain the library. ............ ' ' '' ' —™ / Smallpox In an Aim« tXouM. New York, Jan, 3.—Sniallpox broke'/ out yesterday in the Hrdson county,) N. J., jail, Jersey City, and at the' county alms house, Snake Hill. Whol^ sale TACCInation wae gofxe thcoDgb Wittt t^tdlately, ; ^
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