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THE MORNING OEEGONLAN, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1903.
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Expected This Morning.
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UK1UTC 1TBCCI1 lO I'OlIll nillllu
Seven allies of Village of In lug
Aftthran Prevents III Under
EUGENE. Or.. Feb. 8. Word was tele-
.nn- i " I . Choriff
the streets, vehicles, were pressed Into
nnn rr- i ro it is PTnprim k 11.11
Lyons was seen yesterday at the home
t. x iiuiiiuD AvAia. icatiiiH iiitic
n nnn .lnnriinn ititv- iir h.vnns sava
IV. and KiavfMi tnnr ovr nixni. ana
Evans did not know of the shooting of
tl"U. At.l,A IA , l--- T --nna nl.
hnuirh hp knew his brothers. Tile way
description of the man Taylor at once
JVnntir rpnnrt mmo in that Lvons had
II RUTmPr K lin Tlf'lllllt- V. lilt UL'IC ,-
unction iznv. immr-diaieiv noon rcceni
or juyuns iu inune iu cbwujju.
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A 1 1 IT illUICLrU M11I1 XSlilUSU.. U.1IU - "
His brothers are very badly broken up
npv are tihsl iu vcani uiu. duu
Lyons" wife now occupies the woman s
en in tiie couniv jm. oiiu vto twiaih"--
. I a. 1 neelctlnir In 1
pioniDUS hll anu Luiiiuiiun stiu mu
DIG GAME IS PLEXTIFUL.
TILLAMbOK, On, Feb. S. (Special.)
VU IIKC 111 CIO L'iC UiUUklli tV
tie cais were Kiuea on me oanuiatLu
Owincr to so much snow In the moun-
1 1 fii i v ui nut; ouuuujih iui huui-w.
Dramatic Company In Trouble.
HELENA, Mont., Feb. 8. The box office
. . . . .. 1 1.
laying here for two nights, have been at-
ached ana the scenery as wen. une at-
achment Is at the Instance of a nnn ot
. 1 n .n.-An tn ha.., o ntnlm
f Bait Lake, which Is backing the com-
mi I n n1A in 1, tilnttun 1 "jVl
t was said tonight that help is ex-
tan, so me comDany may Eei qui ui
Died of Ilenrt Failure.
EUGENE, Or., Feb. 8. (SpeclaL) Mrs.
lght. She was going to an entertainment
f the Ladles ot the G. A. K. She was
iron ill fin ins. Miiri'L miiii jib
her home, where she died In a short
lme. Her trouble was heart failure.
STEAMER ELMORE SUNK.
Feet Under Water.
DAYTON. Or.. Feb. S. Special.) The
t earner Elmore, belonging to the O. R.
- "V f?n Ktruck a sunken snair in the
nmnin tuver ill, i uviiuk a uuic ucium
VTnn . pun v ihhl kv i. iiiii. uiui boiiil.
lmost Immediately, the, water covering
he lower deck to a oeptn or several
eet. The accident occurred at a cune
ailed Pikepole Bend, and as the river
narrow in this place the ooat in eink-
it Rwunic ncnjsa Lilt: iiici niui uic uuv
. l 1 I I . U . V. n V. .
gcapnmra l!nntnln Alpn Hnrdnn find
be other members of the crew had no
lfllculty in escaping from the sinking
teamer. At the time the' accident oc
urred the Tamhlll was falling rapidly
nd the snag had been passed over on
he former trip without nonce.
The steamer was relieved from her
mrernuR naslUon this, mornlnir bv the
tern swinging clear and drifting down
tream. lodging against the other bink
n which the bow had struck when the
nag was struck. The water began to
ise last evening and the hull rising with
floated clear. The Elmore carried 12,-
handise for the Dayton merchants. The
ttt hit will in i l in' uumiKea in 1111 nav
overlng the lower deck to & depth of
The steamer Ruth and a barge are on
he way from Portland to aid in the rals-
11 Ufl nmuirnt rrnm Clrpcrnn ( Itv All
he damage sustained to the steamer is
hole several feet in diameter in the
SCHOONER 2VEARLY WRECKED.
cm u cr iujuku xiiir una x Iiri
ASTORIA, Or.. Feb. E. (SpeclaL) The
team schooner Sequoli made an attempt
o go to sea this morning over a very
ough bar and was nearly lost. As the
urnlng from the mouth of the river and
o go out. but Captain Winkle continued
nil the Seauola had hardly reached thn
rut Dreaxer ociore a sea went over ner.
aklng a portion of the deckload and
mlnst the breakers the vessel was soon
- M .tin tiaA 1 f l (V hap ttiA
A -n-n i- KnnJ.l I fl
trj rt tha Whovf fit 1T1oa1 Tfl,n
bout 30.000 feet of her deckload of lum-
lll hA rifrh?irirrt M n tn nla, .Vin
1 m B.rAn 11 km K. O I
ecelved no other damage than losing
nortioa of her deckload she win be
cady to go to sea tomorrow it the wcath
. Mnrlltinn are favorable.
When the Sequoia nude the attempt
a go out it was at the top of high
water, but the bar was very rough, the
sea was breaking In 15 fathoms and It Is
questionable If one of the bar tugs could
have gone out in safety at the time.
AMERICAN SCHOONER ABANDONED.
Crew Mutinied and Vessel Vu
Lcakinir "VVIicn Last Seen.
LONDON. Feb. S. The British steamer
Westhall, Captain Morgan, New Orleans
January IS for Glafgow. passed Brow
head today, and signalled that the crew
has abandoned the American schooner
Anna L. Mulford. t
A dispatch from Bremerhaven February
C stated that Captain Webster, of the
British steamer Mount Royal, reported
liaving sighted January 16 the Anna L.
Mulford, Charleston January 4 for New
York. leaking badly. Captain Flentge re
ported that his crew mutinied' January
13 and attacked him. The captain, how
ever declined the offer of Captain Web
ster to transfer blm to the Mount Royal
and requested to be towed to New York.
This could not be done, and Captain
Flentge then asked for the latitude and
longitude, which were given him. together
with the course to ateer for Sandy Hook
and tbe distance to that point. Today's
report from Browhead is the first news
of the Anna L. Mulford since the Mount
Royal sighted her.
Domestic nnd Fore Inn I'orts.
ASTORIA. Feb. a Arrived down at 10 A. M.
French bark St. Xualrt. Arrived In at 10 A.
M. Steamer Vobunr. from Tillamook. Condi
tion of the bar at S 1 It., rough: wind south;
from lioiton. for Naples and Genoa.
San Francisco. Feb. 8. Arrived Schooner
Sailor Bor. from Gray's Harbor. Sailed
Steamer Chlco. for Coqullle Itlver; schooner
James A. Garfield, for Gray's Harbor; schoon
er Lizzie I'lien. for Coaullle River; steamer
Despatch, for Portland.
Naples. Feb. 7. Arrived New England, from
Liverpool. Feb. 7. Arrived Etrurla. from
New York: Laurentlan. from New York, for
fit. Michael, Feb. 8. Arrived Cambroman.
from Dostot for Naples and eGnoa.
Movllle. Feb. 8. Sailed Fuernessla, from
Glafrow. for New York.
Naples, Feb. 8. Vancouver, from Genoa, for
Queens town. Feb. 8. Sailed Lucanla, from
Liverpool, for New York.
SHE KILLED HER HUSBAND
He Drank and Abused His Family
MONTICELLO, nTy., Feb. 8. Mrs. La
Fayette Taylor, of Centcrvllle, Sullivan
County, today confessed to having killed
her husband. La Fayette Taylor, and
burned the body on January 23, to escape
detection. Taylor dlmppeared on the
night of January 13 ard was supposed to
have deserted his family. On February
6, Mrs. Taylor attempted to sell a horse
to a Centcrvllle man who would not buy
for fear that Taylor might come back and
claim It. Mrs. Taylor told him to rest
easy on that point, for she had killed him
and burned hln body.
The 14-year-old daughter of the' Taylors
was asked about the story her mother
told about having killed her father. She
said the story was true. Mrs. Taylor
was arrested and today made a confession.
Her etory Is that her husband, who was
a hard drinker, came home on the night
of January 25 very drunk and began to
abuse her. She secured a revolver, which
she had purchased a few days before and
tried to frighten him. He attempted to
take it from her and In the struggle it
went off. the bullet striking him over the
eye. killing him Instantly. She was so
frightened for fear of being arrested for
murder that she decided to cut up .and
burn the body. Her 14-year-old daughter
witnessed the shooting and helped her to
cut up the body in small pieces with an
ax and burn it In the kitchen stove, to
gether with the clothing of the victim.
The burned bones were ground fine and
fed to the hem The blood spots were
covered up with paint.
The Taylors lived on a farm a mile from
the main road and the chances of dis
covery were few. Mrs. Taylor is about
40 years of age. She says she confessed
because the crime haunted her. She waa
brought to the Montlcello Jail tonight.
SKULL WAS CRUSHED.
Fate of Dealer In Old Iron In Nctv
York Corpse Robbed.
NEW YORK. Feb. 8. Louis Mandell. a
dealer In old iron, was murdered today In
his office in Twenty-third street, his skull
being crushed by blows struck with a
heavy Iron bar. He was found in an
unconscious condition and died In a hos
pital. Robbery evidently was the motive
of the crime, as the desk at which Mandell
was sitting when he was attacked was
rifled and his gold watch and chain and
diamond pin were taken. The murderer
overlooked a large sum of money which
Mandell had in an Inner pocket.
According to the statement of Jamea
Murphy, employed In the Iron-yard. Man
dell reproved an Italian, known aa Joe, for
neglecting his work, and ordered him to
go and wash a wagon. The Italian com
plied, grumbling, and Murphy went to
breakfast. On his return he found Man
dell unconscious on the floor in the office
and the Italian Is missing.
Furtlrer InveMlcntlon as to Ktlllnsr.
WILKES BARRE, Pa., Feb. S.-The testi
mony of James Burke, of Dorrancetown
before the Coal Strike Commission In
Philadelphia on Friday last will lead to
a further Investigation ot the murder of
an Italian named TjiMi v.nM,. ...v,
shot and killed near William, 'a colliery.
-"i iiurjea. aunng tno strike.
Burke, who was working behind the stock
ade at the mine at the time the shooting
occurred, rays the shot was fired by one
of the men on duty there. District At
torney Lewis, of Lackawanna County
will Issue warrants on the evidence of
Burke and will try to clear up the murder
mystery and secure conviction. It U
said tonight that the warrants will be
served tomorrow and that some Luzern
County men are Implicated.
Row Iletneen Whites and nincks.
MACON. Ga., Feb. 8. A telegraph'speclal
from Waycrass says a race riot occurred
at McDonald today between two white
men on one side and a crowd of negroes
on the other, the result being that two
negroes were killed, one mortally wounded
and eight others badly wounded, among
them three women. No further partic
ulars are now obtainable by telegraph or
BUTTE, Mont., Feb. 8. A special to the
Miner from Red Lodge. Mont,, says that
word has been received from Sheriff M.
W. Potter, at Brookings, S. D.. to the
Effect that he has again recaptured Tauren
M. Ringer, who Is recognized by the
authorities as one of the most desperate
characters In Carbon County. After his
arrest for assault last October he has
broken Jail twice.
Rafrpetldler Dend nnd 3Intilnted.
CLEVELAND. Feb. 8. Solomon Spiegel
stein, a ragpeddler, 40 years old, was
found dead in a lower room of his apart
ments at 132 Orange etreet today, with his
head and body crushed and mutilated in
a horrible manner. Ignatz Zahn, his
roommate, has been arrested by the police
and Is being held on suspicion.
Boys Harp Serious Street Flirht,
ST. LOUIS, Feb. a As the result of a
street fight among a crowd of boya
Thomas J. Boyd, aged 13. shot Frank
BIHskl. aged 14. through the brain. Blllski
will probably die. Boyd Is under arrest.
He said he shot to scare and had no idea
of hurting anyone.
Woman Wounded, 3Inn Dead.
DULUTH. Minn.. Feb. S. Walter Tripp,
24 years of age. attempted to kill his
former sweetheart, Nellie Tanner, aged
S2, and then committed suicide tonight.
The woman waa seriously "-winded, but
1 illS YY
New Today: Spring Walking Skirts, Spring Wash
Dress Goods, New Royal Worcester Corsets, Spring
Waisting Flannels, French and American Dinner Sets
FIRST GREAT CLEANING-UP SALE
PORTLAND WOOLEN MILLS
These mills have started on their Fall lines, and all that
remain of their Spring manufacture is to be sold by us at
a big bargain. The lines are suitings and cloths for
ladies' skirts, suits and jackets, and blankets. These
goods are all wool, new and perfect, the best goods of
their kind. This cleaning up of the mill stock gives a
most extraordinary opportunity for most desirable bar
gains note the following prices:
In Spring weights, this season's colorings and weaves, that will
make very handsome suits,
$1.50 values, for
New Spring Styles at Sale Prices
Ladies' black vici kid, both light
and medium weight soles, new
lasts, heels and toes, $3.50
quality, this week q-j q
only, per pair .. lp--txO
Ladies' Heavy Shoes
Made especially heavy for golf
and walking wear, 8 and 10
inch tops, vici kid and box calf,
best $3 grade, this 0 f O
week only .". 4 O
WHY EXCHANGE FAILED
TOO BIG A CHANCE FOR LAN'D
GltANT HOLDERS TO PROFIT.
Representative Jones, of Washing
ton, Did Much to Kill the Check
erboard Consolidation Dill.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Feb. 4. In vain did Chairman
Laccy of the House public lands commit
tee plead for the passage ot tho "checker
board" land bill; In vain did Representa
tive Bates, of Pennsylvania, urge the
passage of the bllL The support of other
members went for naught. When the bill
was considered In committee some weeks
ago Representative Jones, of Washing
ton, served notice that It the bill was
called up and an attempt made to pass It,
he would fight It to the end. And he
"made good" In the very best style. His
speech waa brief, as but 20 minutes was"
allowed to a side, but It accomplished hU
purpose. His denunciation of the meas
ure was backed up by two Democratic
members, and when the bill came to a vote
Its supporters were in a hopeless minority,
although a two-thirds vote was necessary
to pass It. as it came up under suspension
of the rules. The following extracts are
made from Representative Jones' speech:
"This. Is a measure that I consider of
very great Importance. It Involves the
disposition of an Immense amount of the
public domain. The question was asked
a while ago how much land this bill In
volved, and It was stated that the "land
grant unsold amounted to 17,000,000 acres.
Why, gentlemen of this House, tbe land
grant of the Northern Pacific Railroad
alone, unsold, amounts to over 17.000,000
acres, according to htelr annual report
of 1902. The whole amount of land In
grants Involved In this bill. Is from 50.000,-
000 to CO.OOO,OCO, and It may be 73.000.000
acres no man can tell. The friends of
the bill cannot tell.
"This Is a proportion that Involves al
most one-fifth of the public domain of the
United States, and we are asked to pass
upon It In a 20-mlnute debate on a side.
1 say. If for" no other reason, this propo
sition to suspend the rules and consider
this bill ought to be voted down.
"It Is surprising, gentlemen, to see the
forces behind this bllL The gentleman
from Pennsylvania, Mr.. Bates, who has
no arid lands In his state, who has no
land grants to railroads In his state,
is pushing this bill. Why? I do not ques
tion his motive. He Is representing the
interests of some cf his constituents who
have holdings that will be affected. I re
ceived a letter from a gentleman In Penn
sylvania a few days ago urging tho pass
age of this bllL Why? Because he has
400,000 or SO0.0O0 acres of land In Montana
that he bought from the railroad company,
knowing the condition, knowing the
checker-board plan, and now he wants
the Government to come In and help him
to get his land together In one body so
he can use It to better advantage. The
only purpose In this bill in that those who
own thousands and hundreds of thousands
of acres In this country, within railroad
grants, who purchased those lands know
ing their situation, knowing their circum
stances, knowing the relation they had to
the public lands, now come to the Govern
ment and want us at the Government ex
pense, upon the Investigation by Govern
ment agents, to pass legislation for their
sale benefit, and not for tho benefit of the
Oh.' our friends say, 'pass this bill and
the public lands will be put into a com
pact body, and that will help the Govern
ment by Inducing settlement.'
Xo Reneflt to Settlers.
"Now, If a section of land today Is of
no benefit to a settler under the present
conditions, how can It be when It is segre
gated? Remember that the settler today
after the passage of this bill, can only
tako 160 acres as a homestead. If 100
acres on one side of a section today will
not support a family, how will It when
placed In any other part of the public do
main? Now, what lands under thU bill
will be surrendered? The poorest lands
of course. What lands will they select?
Why, the very best lands they posslbly
can, of course. How can this help the
Government? How will it encourage
settlement? It would not,
Oh,' but they say 'the selection must
have the approval of the President of the
United States and the Secretary." What
docs that amount to. gentlemen? No
man has more confidence In the President
of the United States and the Secretary of
the Interior than I havo, but do you pro
pose that they shall go and examine these
tracts of land? Certainly not. They
must take the representation of their sur
ordlnates and their agents. Every pot
ent Issued today Is issued with the ap
proval of the President of the United
States and the Secretary of the Interior,
and yet the report of the Secretary of the
Interior bristles with charges of frauds
against the public-land laws and the pro
curing of patents to the public domain.
4 Commencement of the 'New JP
Spring Goods Opening . . . .
jackets ana skirts, Dest Q o
Special Demonstration Sale Again This Week
The celebrated W. L. & Co. gold-filled rings for 25c, 50c, $1.00
and $1.50. Five years' satisfactory wear guaranteed The
greatest value for the price ever offered. All sorts of stones,
cluster and solitaire settings, plain rings and chased. Come
in and examine them.
Special Sale New Wash Silks
in it rr rr . r .
They must depend upon the reports and
examinations of subordlnato officers.
"And we know how easy It Is for a per
son to get a report from a subordlnato
officer. Supposo tho gentleman from
Pennsylvania should go Into the arid and
semi-arid regions and examlno the lands
proposed to be surrendered and those to
be 'selected. He would probably report
them as being of comparatively little
value. Yet, within a year or five years
these tracts of land may be of very great
value. I know that In the state of Wash
ington I speak more from my own knowl
edge of conditions In that state than from
any knowledge as to conditions In other
states I say that In the stnto of Wash
ington lands within the grant of tho
Northern Pacific Rail id which Ave years
ago sold for SO cents an acre are today
selling at J10. II! and SIS an acre, and
arc producing from 33 to 40 bushels of
wheat to an acre. At that time they
would have been considered as arid lands.
We do not know what this arid and semi
arid land may prove to be worth. Arid or
semi-arid today. It may be very valuable
and productive next year.
"What does It mean to pass this bill?
It means to entail upon the Department
of the Interior an Immense expense. The
Commissioner of the Land Office recom
mends this year an Increased appropria
tion of 3100.000 for special agents. Tho de
partment has not sufficient force at Its
command to Investigate the condition of
things as they are now. Yet this bill
proposes that an Investigation of these
millions of acres of land must be done by
tho Government at the Government's ex
pense for the benefit of these private
holders. That means thousands and
thousands of special agents to be paid out
of the treasury of the United States.
Gentlemen, this Is a bill which ought not
to pass under any circumstances, much
less under a suspension of the rules.
"We have thousands of acres of arid
and semi-arid lands there, but there Is no
desire on the part of our people generally
that there should be a segregation. Some
of my friends who have largo holdings
would like the bill, but the masses of the
people do not want It, and thos'e who do
are perfectly willing to subordinate their
personal views to tho general good. I
believe that we ore affected by this bill as
much as any other stato In this Union.
"This bill does not limit tho selections
of these lands to surveyed lands. They
may go ans-where, between the limits of
their grants, and select In the same county
any surveyed or unsurveyed lands. They
need not be contiguous. Oh, but gentle
men say they are confined to the county!
That Is true, but what docs this mean In
som6 of the counties of the West? In tho
county In which I live they can surrender
land in one part of that county and select
land a hundred miles away and still come
within the terms of this bill. I venture
to say that In Oklahoma, Arizona, Mon
tana and New Mexico they can go a still
farther distance and be within the? terms
of this bllL As has been said here. It
involves an entire departure from the,
policy of this Government with reference
to land grants. When those grants were
made they were made In this "checker
board" way for a particular purpese The
object of this bill is to do away with that
"It Is to allow these holdings to be con
centrated for the benefit of the railroads
and those who have- purchased lands with
in these place limits. Who have been
urging this bill? None of the people
from my state. The cattlemen of my state
oppose this measure. The masses of the
people generally oppose It, I do not blame
these people for pressing this measure
They have a perfect right to urge meas
ures for their benefit. It is for us 03
representing the wholo people and the
public Interests to act in accordance with
our views of the general welfare.
"I admit that I received a letter from
one of the best friends I have in Yakima
County, and representing and expressing
the views of a certain association there
composed of friends of mine, ursine the
passage of this bill. But friendship can
not control my Judgment upon a propo
?i ,n.vo'vcs tno Pub"c domain and
..buvj. vi me people, nor would they
Frcluht Clear at Baltimore.
BALTIMORE. Feb. S.-OmclaIs of the
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad rtated tonight
that the freight embargo which had ex
isted for several weeks, has been lifted
and that there is no congestion of freight
at any point on the line. Freight Is now
being accepted from all connections. Whlls
there is a great deal of freight being
handled, there Is little or no delay to its
Dislocated Her Shoulder.
Mrs. Johanna Soderholm. of Fergus
Falls, Minn . tell and dislocated her shoul
der. She had a surgeon get It back In
place as soon as possible, but It was quite
sore and pained her very much. Her son
mentioned that he had seen Chamberlain's
Pain Balm advertised for sprains and sore
ness and she. asked him to buy her a
bottle of it. which he did. It quickly re
lieved her and enabled Tier to sleep, which
she had not dono for several days. The
eon was -so much pleased with the relief
It gave Ms mother that he has since
recommended It to many others. For ale
by aU dniggUts.
Ail tuc new opricg cnects in coiorea coraea stripes, line r
50c values, this week but, a yard 3sC
Oxford grays, tiger mottled, vi
cuna, tan, scarlet and navy at
following marked reductions:
All 3.50 blankets at
. . . . . ..
MAY WALK UP STAIRS
DILE3I3IA OF OCCUPANTS OF CHI
All Depends on Conference to Be
Held This MornlriK Managers
"Willing to Arbitrate.
CHICAGO, Feb. 8. Unless the trouble
between the Business Managers' Associa
tion ana the elevator conductors and Jan
itors, who went on strike four days ago. In
13 of the big office buildings in down
town districts, shall be settled at a con
ference to be held tomorrow morning, tho
men employed In the other 51 buildings
controlled by the association will be or
dered put on strike.
When the Business Managers' Associa
tion representative endeavored today to
reach the leaders of the strike, he was
Informed 'that settlement must be made
through Albert Young, president of the
National Teamsters' Union; that this set
tlement must Include the sliming of an
agreement with the teamsters for two
years by tho owners of the buildings where
the strike Is now In progress relative to
the exclusive use of either coal or gas,
besides complete surrender to the de
mands of the elevator conductors and
J. H. Balnes. business agent of tho ele
vator conductors, said tonight:
"Tho Business Managers' Association
has no escape from recognition of our
union. They declare we shall not ar
bitrate our grievances. We will arbitrate
aiier our union has been recognized and
not before. If the managers shall refuse
to give us this recognition before arbitra
tion there can be no settlement of this
trouble tomorrow, and there will be a big
strike on in Chicago beforo many hours,
for we will call out our men In all tho
buildings controlled by the Association."
The managers claim to be willing to ar
bitrate and to recognize the union and
the grievances of the men together, but
will make no further concessions.
WORK OF MINERS' UNIOX.
Better Organization the Corning
Year Xevr Scale Reaches Wide.
INDIANAPOLIS. Feb. 7. The executive
committee of tho miners will meet hero
tomorrow. All members will be present
except James Wood, of Kentucky: Will
iam Morgan, of Ohio; Harry Bosflcld, ot
Kansas, and Miles Dougherty and J. P.
Gallagher, of the anthracite district.
The board will conclude Its work to
morrow, and President Mitchell will
leave for Philadelphia. The officers of
the mtneworkers will all be very busy at
tending the different district conferences
which will be held In the various states
between now and AdHI 1.
The times for holding the Joint confer
ences in the several states have not all
been fixed. The Indiana bituminous con
vention will be held at Terre Haute, be
ginning March 2. and the Joint conference
on March 10. That of Illinois will bo held
at Springfield, February 13. The Kentucky
miners and operators will meet In March.
Other conventions which have been ar
ranged for are the Michigan convention
at Saginaw. March 13. and the joint con
ference Immediately afterward at Bay
City and nine Joint conferences In Ohio
during the month of March. It Is tho In
tention of the officers to devote much
tune this year to the unorganized districts
of the country.
The wngo scale signed directly and Indi
rectly affects the wages of 300.000 miners.
Those directly affected are the miners In
the states of the central competitive dis
trict, composed of Ohio. Indiana, Illinois
and the Pittsburg district of Pennsylvania.
Of these. 23,000 are In the Pittsburg dis
trict: 33,000 are In Ohio; SCO are in the
Indiana bituminous fields and 3000 are In
the Indiana block coal fields, and 40,000
are In Illinois. Those whose, wages are
indirectly affected are the 30.000 miners
of Central Pennsylvania, 3000 of Michigan.
11.000 of Iowa. J000 of Kentucky. 15.000 of
Alabama. 13,000 of Tennessee, and about
30.000 of Kcnsas, Missouri. Arkansas and
Indian Territory. All of the latter base
their wage demands on the scale adopted
in the central district.
PACKING TRADES COUNCIL.
To Aslc for No Incrense of Wngea at
KANSAS CITY. Feb. 8. Delegates from
five of tbe leading labor organizations In
Kansas City. Kan.', representing about
0000 workers In the packing-house Indus
tries of that city, met today and formed
a new central labor body for Kansas
City, known as the "Packing Trade3
Council." Michael Donnelly, National
president of the Amalgamated Beef-Cutters
and Butcher Workers' Union of
Tollman's Panorama of Portland, lOc
Tollman's Panorama of Portland Postal Cdrds, Sc
Sale of Manufacturer's .
vSampie Line of
tSilK, Sateen and Gloria
at Little Prices
Great -Special Values
In Lace Lisle and Embroidered U , i Zf".
Stripe FasUblack OOSiery, JUC
Mow Is the best time to lay In a supply of "Llwo" Kid Gloves,
the best fl.SO Glove In the world.
Opening Display of
Opening Display of
New Wash Goods
Novelties in Hand
New Koeclilin Freres
Imported Challies, 50c
New SilK Stripe
See the New Spring Dress
Opening' Display of
500 New Couch Covers
3 yards long', Oriental
Coloring's and Desig'ns
fringed all around, $2.50
North America, addressed the meeting and
It was under his direction that the council
The unions represented at the meeting
today were the cattle butchers, the sheep
butchers, tho hog butchers, the beef
boners and the cooperage workers. T.ne
other unions which are eligible to repre
sentation In the new council are the packing-house
firemen and engineers' organi
zations, tin can workers, tho electrical
works, casing workers, oleo workers and
tho meat cutters unions, including the
cutters In retail establishments. Mr.
Donnelly will go to St, Joseph Tuesday
and organize a packing-house trades union
"The packing trades council will not
ask for an Increase In wages at present
at least," said Mr. Donnelly today. "That
Is not tho principal object of forming the
new council at this time. Experience
has taught us that tbe business ot the
packing-house workers can best be trans
acted through a central body composed
exclusively of men engaged In somo
branch of packing-house work."
Iloilon Carmen to Ask Advance".
BOSTON, Feb. 8. Delegates from vari
ous street railway unions of the Old
Colony and the Boston & Northern sys
tems of tho Massachusetts Electric Com
panies will meet In Boston tomorrow to
take preliminary steps toward securing
a substantial advance In wages, the recog
nition of their unions and generally Im
proved conditions. These delegates will
represent nearly 1000 men. In the Lynn
headquarters of the unions of employes
on tho Boston & Northern system, street
railway men say there Is little likeli
hood of a strike, the Idea being to ac
complish as much as possible by repeated
requests rather than by summary action
at this time.
General Strike In Bnrcelona.
BARCELONA, Spain. Feb. 8. The
Workmen's Associations here have de
vlded to commence a general strike to
morrow. Coal Famine Calls Forth Threats.
The passive suffering of people without
coal was changed to open threats Monday
on the part of some one In the Browns
ville section of Brooklyn, who sent a
warning postal card to a coal merchant
of East New York. The card was mailed
on Saturday to Rudolph Relmer, of Rel
mer & Son, 124 Williams avenue. The
address was In English, but the message
was In Yiddish. It Is as follows:
: Mr. Relmer, Coal Baron It you :
: raise the price ot coal, or If you at- :
: tempt to raise the price, we will burn :
: down your house at once. Don't :
: think this Is a Joke. It Is not Intend- :
: ed so. Wc mean business, and Just :
: so sure as you raise the price of coal :
: your house will be burned down. :
: Red Hands. :
Mr. Relmer and his son treated the card
as a Joke. Mrs. Relmer, however. Insist
ed on sending the card to the police. Act
ing Captain Early posted five patrolmen
at the coal yards, and two at the Relmer
residence. Relmer & Son have the repu
tation of being charitable to the poor.
Good Resnlts From Sernm.
MAZATLAN. Mexico. Feb. 8. There
were two deaths from the plague today.
Very satisfactory results are .obtained by
the use of the serum. Most of the pa
tients to whom it Is given begin Immedi
ately to recover. A number of hotels and
buildings are closed, owners of them fear
ing that In case the plague breaks out In
them, the buildings will be burned. The
flrse Insurance agents are taking no poll
cIpr. One Policeman Kills Another.
BRISTOL. Tcnn., Feb. S. Policeman
Grant Walke shot and Instantly killed
Policeman Hllders here today. The shoot
ing resulted from a quarrel. Walke
Death of Dnke of Tetnnri.
MADRID. Feb. 8. The Duke of Tetuan,
formerly Minister of Foreign Affairs, who
has been ill for some time past, died today.
IDAHO AFTER RAILROADS
INSTEAD OF A COMMISSION, POWER
TO BE IN ONE MAX.
He Will Fix Rates, Look After
Tracks, Condnct Investigations
Bill Sure, to Pass.
BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 8. It has developed
that a plan Is on foot to pass a, bill
through the Legislature providing for the
appointment of a Railway Commissioner.
Tbe matter Is kept very quiet, but It la
understood the leaders of both houses are
agreed upon the programme and they have
strength enough to pass It,
The bill Is to be similar to a measure
now pending In the State of Washington,
but will provide for a single commissioner
Instead of a commission. This commis
sioner 13 to bo given the power to regu
late and fix rates for passengers and
freight, to look after bridges, tracks, etc,
with a view of Insuring safety In travel.
A system of appeals will bo provided for.
Tho commissioner will have authority to
summon witnesses and to punish for re
fusal to give testimony. The understand
ing Is that the bill will be made a. party
GERMAN JOURNALIST DEAD
Had an Active Career In Old nnd
. NEW YORK, Feb. 8. Dr. Paul Hae
dlck, well known as a Journalist both la
Germany and America, died here today of
cirrhosis of the liver. Ho was born at
Brandenburg 51 years ago. Before com
pleting his education he entered tho Prus
sian army In 1S71 and served through
the war with France. Afterward he fin
ished his university course and entered
the service of the Wolff Bureau, the
leading news agency of Germany. Later
he came to the United States and entered
journalism, being connected at various
times with German papers In the West,
among them the Illinois State Zeltung,
of Chicago. After the lapse of 12 years,
ho returned to Germany and was for
sometime tho editor of the Nord Deutsche
Allgemelne Zeltung. leaving that paper to
resume his connection with the Wolff
Bureau and came to New York four
years ago as it resident correspondent:
Ohio Xcivspnper Man Dend.
SPRINGFIELD. O., Feb. 8.-C. M.
Nichols, ex-edltor of the Dally Republic
and secretary of the Board of Trade,
died here today, aged 84 years. He waa
an Intimate friend of AVhltelaw Reld. ot
the New York Tribune, and many other
newspaper men of National prominence.
He was one of the promoters of the Chau
tauqua Assembly and Intimately asso
ciated with Lewis Miller and Bishop Vin
cent In the Chautauqui movement. He
did much literary work, one of the best
known of his books being an excellent
life of Lincoln.
Dend Bnrltone Burled.
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 8. The body of Wit
Ham FauII, baritone of the Castle Square
Opera Company now at the Century The
ter here,, who was killed by a fill from
a sixth-story window of the Southern
Hotel Thursday, was burled at Bellefon
talne cemetery today. Ov:r 3000 persons
attended the funeral.
Old Settler of Chicago.
CHICAGO, Feb. 8. Henry S. Monroe,
one of the city's oldest settlers, died to
day, aged 77 years. He was an Intimate
friend of Stephen A. Douglas and other
prominent men of .early days.
Ex-Secretarj- Long Better.
BOSTON. Feb. 8. Ex-Secrctary ot the
Navy Long had a comfortable diy and
according to tho physicians" bulletin to
night, his condition continues to be fav
orable. Dentil of an Acronnnt.
LONDON, Feb. S. James Glalscher,
the meteorologist and aeronaut, Is dead.