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GEN WH[ELER DEAD
Here.c f Two Wars and Great
LOST BRATTLE WITi FNEUIMONIA
Fame-:s Confederate Cavalry Leader
and 3rigadier General in United
States Army Since Spanish War,
WiTn Intervening Career in Con
gress, Passes Away.
New York. Special-General Joseph
Wie ler, the famous Confederate
1te-r and brigadier gener:l of the
United States Army. since the war
wi. Spain. died at 5::;5 Thursdlay
afternoon at the home of his sister,
-Mrs. Sterling Smith. in Brooklyn.
The veteran of two wars was (! years
old. Out iln spite of his age. there was
hope until Thursday of* ills recovering
Iiiru the attack of pneuronia which
caused his death.
It has not yet been decided where
he body will be buried, but probabiy
it will be in Arlington Ceinetary, near
General Wheeler was taken ill six
,davs ag-o at his sister's home. where
he has been living recently. Ie con
a severe cold, which develop
ed into pleurisy and pneumnoiiia. From
the first, his age told against him.
but the family did not give up 1ope
until the discease was found to have
affpeted both lungs.
Y neral Wheeler's immediate rela
evis were all with bin. His daugh
tr. Mrs. W. J. Harris. and the Miss
-s Anne, Lucile and carrie Wheeler,
had been sommoned from the South
:Cd arrived early iii the 'week. His
son. Major Joseph Wheeler. Jr.. U. S.
A.. now stationed at West Point. was
:I!so present, as well as General
Wheeler's sister, Mrs. Sterling Smith,
:mid her son.
re family were suninoieit to the
bedide of the patient at midnight
when" the doctors in consultation con
lhided that +'e end was but a matter
.'f hours. The general was then
a'ake :md conscious and his mind was
airpearently active. He seemed to
kamv that death was approaehing.
.-4 Gn. Wheeler was never agaun more
than semi-conscious. 41e lingered un
ti eveningr and then passed away.
To Be Buried at Arlington.
Washingrton. Specia.--Geueral Jos
eph Wheeler. whose death occurred in
New York, wiUA be buried in the Nat
ional Cenetary at Arliigiton with the
full milatary honors due an ouieer of
the U~nited1 States army.
Fror Big Robbery 4Years Ago.
New York. Special.-I entra! otfie
<letectives of this city arrestedi a man
o' r whom they declare the 1)(dice of
lile world have been searching for
or) maore than four years. The pris
oner. who was pieked up onl thme
st reet is declared to b~e James Manes.
fo'reecrly an American book-miaker,
wh~o is wvanted in connection with4 the
famous Bank of Liverpool robbery of
Nov. 22, 1901. in which the English
insituItli, through forgtorv and con
spirley. was defrauded of more thau
$S0ti.000). Subsequently $380.0(00 of
1 his iimlounit was recoveredl from the
counimators, the bank having sustain
ed net loss of more t han $400t. tl(.
Porter Kills College Boy.
M-mtgomlery. Ala.. Sper~al.-Grady
Miller, th~e IS-year-old son of Dr. R.
L. Miller. was shot and killed by the
negro porter of the Lakeview Hotel.
There were no0 eye wamnesses to the
shoing but &- pistot shiots were
heard. A search was made and near
hv was found the negro ini a dying
conl(iti->n. He' liveil long~ enough to
say that he and Miller had engaged
in a pistol duel. There is no way to
ascertain the cause of tile tregedy.
Bill For Erection of Tablets at Ap
Washington. Special .-Representra
live Flood, of Virginia. introduced a
bi to provide for thle purchase of
$ The McLean property andl adjacent
land at Appomattox. Va.. and to erect
inbiets there in commeinoration ot the
surrender of the Army of Northern
Virginia to General Grant.
Jury Acquits of Libel.
New York. Special.-An tunusnally
sensational trial camae to an cnd when
thin jury in the crimina1l brancht of
I he Supreme Court reporte ~d that Nor
man Hapgood. editor of Collier's
Week!v. was not gutili v of criinal
, ie. The ease hadl beeni on trial
s''ral weeks. The chlar'&e against
?.- apg)ood was brlomrbit at the in
segin of Justice Jei.ph M. Dehutl.
o :he Court of Speciaul Sessi'ins, and
w aased utpon an editorial in whiich
*th editor criticised Junst iie IDeuel for
i connect ion with To wnl Topis.
Says Green Offered Bribe.
avannah. Speciai.-Thle mos' in
Greeae-Gmavnor trial was mn reierene
to e charge made byX one' W. R. Curtis
wh'o hadQ beeni ani inspector (in the
work being done by Greene and G;ay
ne.t, the effect that G reene nuinle au
naetfmpt to bribe him. This was in
Elks Drag River For Body.
Bristol. Vai.. Special.-Over 100
men atn dragging the WVatauga river
ir Jlohnson coutyt. Tenniessee. near
he re. in search of t.he bo- of. George
'. Luppert, a wvealthy yotmur lumber
w n, who wvas dro wned( Wednesday
r iht. The search is being coinducted
ti' the Bristol lodge of Elks, of which
vf'tnl Luppitert was a 'uembe~r. anid his
ecntinued for ever 24 hours with tic
CONGRSS AT WORK
What Our National Law Makers Are
Doing Day by Day.
Want License Record.
Mr. llumhireys li.; discussed a
meaure he has plndin into make the
'oer~nmnt recordls o, Fedleral liquor
axaers nd lice -e-ho!ders avaia
!bl ;S ed-!l'Pe. InI prolhibition and
loeal o1ptin s<-etionls of 1te.ty
he sail. the present practiee of with
holding this information really placed
the Federal governnent in the posi
tion of niding the violators of local
laws. Persons operating,, "blind ti
iers," said Ir. Humphrevs. obtain
r ederal license and thus avoid pursuit
by government agents. but the govern
ment record.s were withheld by the
rules of the Internal Revenue Bureau
from being availablc by State officials
in making prosecutions. The rule of
the internal Revenue Bureau. he said,
contravened the well-establihed rules
of evidence of our jurisprudence.
Rate Fixing Discussed.
The question of regulating railroad
rates occupied practically all of the
time of the Senate, notwithstanding
that no bill with that end in view
has been reported from the inter
State commerce committee. The Jis
CuSSn011 of the subject was in conlinee
tion with Mr. Clay's speech, Messrs.
Aldrich. Foraker, Bailey and New
lands being the principal participants
in addition to Mr. Clay himself.
Mr. Clay advocated the passage of
a bill which would give the inter
State commerce commission power to
regulate rates when complained of,
and said that if there was no legisla
-ion along that line the counry might
count upon an agitation of the ques
tieu of government ownership. He re
ferred to the large vote given Mr.
Hearst in the late New York munici
pal election as an indication of the
popularity of municipal ownership of
the public utilities.
Statehood Bill Passed.
The House passed lie statehood bill
exactly according to schedule. The Re
publican opposition to the measure
spent its entire force and no effort
was made to defeat the bill on its
final passage. only 33 of the "instir
zents' voting against the measure.
The bill passed by a vote of 194 to
The debate which preceded the vote
began at 11 o'clock and was practi
cally featureless so far as any hopE
was entertained of changing the meas
ure in the slightest degree. The abvo
eates of the measure placed in The
Record through the medium of several
speeches, tihe arguments upon which
the joint statehood policy is founded.
Likewise, the opponents of joining
Arizona anid New Mexico, embracing
the entire opposition to the bill, pro
duced their reasons for The Record.
Several of the "insurgents'' made
plain the ground of their opposition.
The bill as passed provides that
Oklahoma and Indian Territory shall
constitute one State under the namne
of "'Oklahoma."' and that Arizona
and New Mexico shall constitute one
State under the name of "Arizona."'
Should the terms of admission be rati
fed by the residents of the Territories
inl question. their respect ive State
constitutions must contain cEauses
prohibiting the sale of intoxicating
liquors to Indians ar.d plural marriag
es. There are many other stipulations
governing schools, courts and politi
cal sub-divisions of the proposed new
Senate and Foreign Affairs.
The foreign affairs of the United,
States continued to hold the atten
tion of the Senate, the Moroccan and
Dominican matters being the ques
tions immediately at issui. Mr. Money
was the principal speaker and he talk
ed for over two hours in opposition
to the course of the administration
with reference to both Santo Domin
go and Morocco. He contended that
there was danger of becoming involv
ed unnecessarily in the affairs of other
countries by participating in thle
Algeiras' conference. and that this
country was not sufficently concerned
with the conduct of affairs in Santo
Domingo to justify our course in that
island. He also took the position that
the President had transcended his
Mr. Money contended that the Pres
ident had made one explanation and
his frlinds another of our attitude to
wards Santo Domingo. Mr. Money
declared that lie felt no concern about
Santo Doming-o. "As Senator of the
Uted States. I don't care a conti
nentaml about it,'' he said, emphat i
cally. Mr. Money agreed with Mr.
Lodge that the annexationi of Santo
Dominzo was undesirable, and declar
ed that ''if to-day the Unitedl States
would relieve herself of every island
of the sea the country would be im
measurably stronger.'' He added that
if we continue our olicy of taking
inferior people the nation must sink
of its owvn weight unless we changed
our form of government.
Mr. Hepburn followed Mir. Money.
advocating the annexation of Santo
Domingo, saying that the' present
populat ion would soon '.ecome Ameri
canized und~er the rule of the United
Mr. Tillmnan suggestedl that as the
President of Santo Domingo is at
present within our islands we shouli
proceed to negotiate with him, and
th: very easily add to our colored
population if "gluttonous for more
Mr. Hepburn replied that if his
ideas should prevail, the colored pee
pe of the island would be supplanted
"I wish." replied the South Caro
lina Sena:or. "that the Senator would
be mo'.re consistent with reference to
the colored race and that lhe would not
be so kind to those near us and so
WYARSH1IP BLOWN UPI
Hundreds of Lives Lost On a
212 DIE, INCLU1ING 4 ADMIRALS
Turret Ship Aquidaban is Sunk at a
Port South of Rio Janeiro by an
Expl.ion in Her Powder Magazine
and Great Loss of Life Results.
Rio Janeiro. Brazil. By Cable.
Brazilian turret ship Aqjuidaban has
>een sunk at Port ducarepagua, south
)f Rio Janeiro. as the result of an ex
>losion on hoard, and the dead num
>er 212. The cruiser Baroso has ar
rived here from Purt Jacarepagua
with those injured, numbering- 3b. The
Aquidaban blew up at 10.4-> Monday
iibIt. Nearly all the officers were
killed or injured.
Four rear admirals perished on
>oard the Aquidaban, which had been
ised for the accomodation of a num
ber of superaunierary officers and
men attached to the flotilla escorting
the eruiser Baroso. The Baroso had
on board the Minister of Marine and
his staff, who were inspecting the
sites proposed for a new arsenal.
The explosion on the Aquidaban oe
eurred in the powder magazine. The
vessel sank in three minutes.
The following members of the com
mission which left the arsenal on
board the Aquidaban, accompanying
the Minister of Marine, were drowned
Rear Admiral Rodigo Jose Da Ro
cha. Rear Admiral Francisco Calhei
-os Da Graca, Rear Admiral Jono,
captain Alves De Larrigo.
Two commanders, two German pho
tographers and one reporter also were
Irowned. Later advices show that 98
>f those aboard were saved. The
bodies will be brought to Rio Janei
ro and given natural funeral.
Death From Alleged Hazing.
Natchez, Miss., Special.-Telegra
phie advices received here from
Greensburg, La., state that Joseph
Sitman, a sub-freshman who left Jef
Cerson Military Academy is dead at
is home at that place and it is alleg
2d that his death was due to injuries
received at the hands of a crowd of
azers at the college. The boy's fath
r. Dr. C. W. Sitman. will demand an
invest iga tion. Lieutenant Gus Morris
who was day officer at the college
denies that there has been any hazing
at the college and said that Sitman
was suffering from a carbuncle and
took Frer.ch leave of the institution.
Assaulted Aged Negro.
Winston-Salem. Special. --Lon
Thacker. colored, was arrested Satur
ay night and committed to jail on
the charge of assaulting. with intent
to rob, Jim Watlington. According
to Watlington's story, Thacker came
to his home on Chestnut street and
borrowed a lantern for the alleged
purpose of finding a quarter. The
lantern syent out and Watiington was
called ont to light it. While stooping
down, Thacker grabbed the lantern
and struck Watlington several blowrs.
The old1 negro called for help and
Thacker skipped out. In an hour or
two thereafter he was arrested and
Baron Boris Korff, who was ordered
to Livonia, Russia, to help crush the
uprising, commit ted suicide rather, he
said, than kIl helpless persons.
Because Saturday was the Mo
hammedan Sunday there was no ses
sion of the Moroccan conference.
Governor Glenn. of North Carolina,
visited the Virginia Legislature.
The Senate committee investigating
Panama Canal affairs decided not to
puni;h Pouitney Biglow for not dis
closing his sources of information.
Phares May was sentenced to be
hanged and BerI Lamb sent to the
penitentiary for life for the murder of
a Syrian peddcler in Pocahontas
county, West Virginia.
The Walter Wellman-Chicago Re
cord-Herald North Pole Expedition
was incorporated in Augusta, Maine.
China proposes in the future to have
a voice in the management of foreign
settlements within her borders.
Wecst Belfast. for. many years a
Unionist stronghold. elected Joseph
Devlin, Irish Nationalist, to the Brit
In Santo Domingo it is said the ati
tude of the United States during the
1:-te revolution has strengthened ihe
Speciker Cannon and the H~ouse
leaders decided to bring the Joint
Statehood bill to a test in the House
early next week.
Secretary Root anuounced that
Gen. Luke E. Wright, of Tennessee,
has been selected as Ambassador to
Japan; Judge HIenry C. Ide to succeed
him as Gevernor-General of the Phil
President John Mitchell, of the
Unied Mine Workers, in the course of
a debate on1 the motion to accept
transfer cards from the tihe Western
Federation of Miners, accused that
organization of trying to disrupt the
United Mine Workers.
Chairman Shonts Defends Canal Com
Cincinnati, Special.-Theodore P
Shonts, chairman of the Isthmian
Canal commission, was the guest of
honor and sole speaker at tihe January
meeting of the Commercial Club. Mr
Shots defended theC work of the
canal commission against "seandle
mogers,'' his speech taking much the
same turn as the recent writing~s ci
President Roosevelt and Seciretar.1
WIN[ WORTH MILLIONS
)iscovery of Very Valtable Deposits
of Iron Ore Near Southcrn Town.
Greenville. S. C.. Special.-Jion ore
:as exhibited in the city whiiich wa;
:ound in tie mountains above ireen
ille, and analysis show that it e-il
ains not lcs.s than 63 pr Cent. Tlhe
>re was exhibited by i. E. Johnston
)f this city who has options on the
>rop-rty. Ie says the iron vein ex
:2'nds nvross an entire ridge and is I
nils in length. Mr. Johnston whilt
verlooking a secti on ot orest notice
he a1or. paid little attention tc
t at firs,-t but, wen he found that ii
was so extensive. h? selected a num.
>er of samples from Cifferent part.
> the ridge. Tise samples wer
:eently analysed in- Philadelphia
with the results mentioned. This i:
said to be as high grade ore as ii
to be found in the w.rld vith th<
iingle exception of a pocket mine ir
Spain. It has been hinted to Mr
Johnston. by a steel comrpany in Penn
sylvania. that $5.000.000 might not bi
too much for the property.
Brooklyn "L" Car Derailed.
New York, Specia.-The middli
!oaci of a three-car elevated train or
he Cypress Hills branch of thei
Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company
was derailed at an "uncontrolled'
switch and plunged 30 feet from thi
overhead structure to a vacant lot
The forward end of the car struck :
iavy boulder and was split from en
Lo end, collapsing into a mass oj
wreckage. Of the 12 passengers wli
went down with the car, one was kill,
ad and the others seriously injured
A guard was standing on the fron
platform was so badly injured by be
ing hurled to the ground that lie is no
nxpected to live.
Fell in Whiskey Vat.
Greenville, S. C.. Special.-Olli
Smith. 12 years of age, fell into i
teaming vat of mush at a governmen1
iistillery, seven miles from this citi
Saturday afternoon and was literalli
zooked. He cannot live through th<
aight, physicians say. The boy wa;
feeding cows from a cool vat and, a
4e watched them eat the boiled con
meal, he leaned againet a post, sup
posed to proteel the steaming vat. Th
post gave way and he fell in, onli
bis head and one shoulder being hel
above the boiling mass of meal. fou
feet deep. When pulled out he dash
ed himself in a cool mountain strean
in the hope of easing the pain. Wher
bis clothing was removed most of th<
skin came with it.
17 Washouts Near Roanoke.
Roanoke, Va., Special.-The train
on the Norfolk & Western Railwa,
west of Roanoke are badly delaye<
as the result of washouts along th<
line. It was reported that ther<
were 17 washouts between Roanok<
and Bluefield. Of this number, li
of them are said to be between Blue
field and Lurich on the New rivel
division, and two others are near Mar
icn. Westbound passenger train No
3, which left Roanoke was caught i:
an onrush near Lurich and stood fo:
two hours in five feet of water.
Hung to City Scales.
Hopkinsville, Ky.. Special.-A mol
f .300 men, early Sunday morning
took Ei-nest Baker, a negro. from th<
eounty jail and hianged him from:
heam of the cite sen!as in the r-entei
of the city. Baiker sittempted. Sal
urday night, a criminal assault o:
Miss Mary Gentry. aged 18, whor
be knocked down and dragged by th<
heels into an allev. Her screams at
tracted neighbors anid the negro fie
but later was captured by oflicers. Thi
mob's work was so secretly do0ne tha
the prosiners in the jail next to Bak
er did not know of the lynching uin
Mishaps in Fog at :Brunswick.
Brunswick, Ga. Special-The steam
er Hessie, plying betwecen Brunswiel
a:2d Darlen, was sunk in five feet o:
water off St. Simon pier. Fortunate
ly the accident occurred in shallov
water and the crew and passenger:
were not in any great danger. Th<
Ffessie was returning from Darnei
anad in feeling her way through th<
dense fog struck an obscure piling
Train Kills Two.
Greenville, S. C., Specia.-Carrol
Hall, a negro boy, was killed by
Southern train here The boy was o1
his way home from school and wa
holding an umbrella, which probabl;
prevented him from seeing the ap
Preston Crawford a mill opera tiv
from Easley, was run over and kille,
by the Southern's fast train fror
Yew York to New Orleans. The ac(
cident occurred a mile north of th
station and his body was brought t
t:2e city on the pilct of the locomo
t:.ve to which he was fastened.
5 Years on th~e Roads
Wadesboro. Special.-Hery Riel
ardson, a negro who claimed to rep
resent a New York Iirmt and who wa
arrested some time ago on a warrma
sworn ouit by three neroes living nea
Wadeshoro, on the charge of .btain
ing mronev tinder false pretence, wa
secntenced by Judgre Moore to fiv
years at hard labor on the count;
Deep Water For Brunswick.
Washington. Special -The Secre
tary of War has transmitted to th
House a letter from the chief of en
gineers with reports of a prelimninar
examination and survey of Brinswic
Harbor, Ga. The board of engineer
who reviewed the reports stated tha
tne "improvement to a depth of 3
feet at mean high water throughou
thbe harbor'' should be undertake:
and recommends adoption of the pre
jet as proposed by the district office;
DEATH LI LARGER
Practically All on Board the
Valencia Went Down
SCENES WERE lEARTBRLAKING
Thrilling Stories of the Sea Tr.gedy
On The Rocks Near Cape Beale On
\'iltorila. B. C.. Speti al.-Tie fatil
wreck of lie steamer Valencia. which
:>urred( oi the rocks of Cape B'eale
last week was one of the most tra-ie
ror of a few years ago.
A vague hope was entertained that
some of the passengers and crew who
were not taken ofJ may still be alive,
but it is feared that the death list
will reavu 110. Twenty-two sur
rivors have been accounted for.
A special dispatch received from
Pachena telegraph hut reports the
steamer Salvor and whaler Orion and
another steamer. believed to he the
Citv of Toneka. off the mouth of
Darling river. A small boat from the
Salvor tried to get through the surf
to make a landingg and sucor the sur
vivors there, but failed. The boat
returned to the steamer. The surf
will not be navigable for several days.
I The survivors at Darling river are
from boats No. 2 and No. 5 of the
Valencia. They report that 15 men
started from the steamer in boat No.
2. It capsized, and seven of its oc
cupants were washed ashore. The
other eight perished. All wore life
preservers. Boat No. .~ left the wreck
with six or seven on board. It was
also capsized. and only two. Rich
lev and Bunker. the former a fire
man and the latter a passenger bound
to Seattle made the land. The wife
and two children of. F. F. Bunker
went down before his eves.
Bluejackets to the Rescue.
The tui- Lorne. sent out by the
Puget Sound Tugboat Company,
reached the vicinity of the wreck soon
after daylight. having on board a
party of British bluejackets from
Esquimalt. who went in surfboats to
see if any possible survivors could
be rescued and recover what they
In an interview at Bamfield Creek
Boatswain McCarthy told a story of
the Valencia . wreek. He said the
steamer had been going by dead reek
-niig and overran her distance.
Soundings had been made three and
four times an hour. The steamer
struck at 11 :45 P. M., Monday night.
abour . amidships. the first officer,
quartermaster and a seaman engaged
in sounding having 10 minutes be
fore got :30 fathoms.
Shortly before the steamer struck
she was going at half speed. Cap
tain JIohnson immediately shouted,
"Hard a-starboard!'' to the quarter
master and gave orders to sound the
bilges. which was done. The steam
er did not seem to be making much
water. The captain then called to
the engineer and asked if the steam
er wvas making much wvater. Before
the officer's reply firemen began clam
bering up from the fire room. telling
the engineers on the companionway
she was tiling up. Captain JIohnson
rang. for full speed astern and made
for the b)each. The propeller had
madie only a few revolutions wvhen
the vessel struck and listed to port.
Captain .Johnson was on the bridge
when the vessel struck, with the see
oid ollicer. He ran down andl gave
orders to have two of the seven boats
lowered to the saloon (leek rail. In
staitly the passengers crowded to the
rail and overerowded the boats. Dur
ing the excitement they cut whatever
lies they could lay hands on. The
davits broke about the same time the
lines were cut. and both boats were
smashed at the sides of the vessel,
throwing out the passengers and
crew in them. The crew threw lines
out and succeeded in getting about
six passengers thrown out of the
boats on board again. The boats
when lost were mostly filled with1 wo
men and children.
Life Raft Crushed.
One very sad incident .was wit
nessed. A lady and gentleman with
a little tzirl tried to get into a boat.
The father succeeded and the mother
triedl to pass the child, but a wave
struck her and washed the child from
her arms. The ebild was lost before
her eves. One lift raft was also
loered. but it was dashed to pieces.
After this four boats succeeded in
~getting away from the ship. all full
of passengr1. This left one boat
and two life rafts. The captain, af
ter conullting~ with the mate. asked
Botswvain Mc~arthy to take charge.
whch lhe did. and called for volun
ters andl the five sailors who reached
shoe in safety resp~onded. The cap
tan instructed them to pull along
the beach and tind a place to gect
ashore. They landed at 1 :10 P. M..
Tuesday and madle Cape Beale at
3 P. M. Before making Cape Beale
they tried to get back to the vessel
by the beach. but could not do so.
During the excitemeiit Captain .Johni
son was cool and calm and al the
crew were at their stat ions. The res
eued1 sailors cannot give the light
ehouse keeper at eflale too much
Scredit for the manner in which they
100 Miles in 75:40 2-5.
Ormond-Daytona Beach. Fla., Spec
i al.-With the tire of one rear wheel
on the bare rim at top speed and
Mcheered by thousands on thme beach
side, Clifford Earp, in a 90-horse-pow.
Ser English car, broke the world 's
Srecord for 100 railes Saturday after
Unoon, making the dlistance in one hour
15 minutes and 40 2-5 seconds. The
Sformer world record, made by Fletch
er last year on ,the same course, was
one hour, 18 minutes and 24 seconds.
BOMB THROWN IN H1OUS[
Deadly Missile is Hurled Through)
Second-Story Window of House in
Which 22 Persons Were Asleep,
Creating Havoc and Rendering a I
Sick Woman Insane.
Mani t&w1)4y111) 1 32 iwi t h . 4ugf arl\
Sundlay minm_- ,exploded iind tore
away the rear pai of the house. blow
iug out the floors and the rear wall.
Twentv-two persons were asleep in
son Hotel, one ot the leading public
houses in this city early Saturday
morning. The fire started a few min
utes before 2 o'clock and the flames
rapidly communicated to various
parts of the structure. A large num
ber of guests were in the hotel and
those who were in the upper part of
the building had little chance to es
cape by the stairways. The firemen
at 2:30 o'clock found the dead bodies
of six women in the top floor of the
Crazy Ex-Policeman's Acts.
Peoria, Ill.. Special.-Charles Har
wood, a former policeman, thought to
be insane, entered police headquar
ters and with a revolver held up Chief
Kenney and seven officers for 15 min
utes while he cursed them and thret
cned to shoot the entire crowd. He
snapped a cartridge, but it did not
discharge. He then backed out of the
station and escaped. An hour later
Harwood entered the home of Mrs.
Montgomer, whom he knocked down
with the but of a revolver.. He then
entered his own home, taking a shot
gun and a revolver, and barricaded
himself. Saturday night, Harwood
compelled his wife to disrobe, and
thea he drove her naked into the
street. Later he attempted to
take the life of his children.
Alabama Nail Mill Burns.
Birmingham, Special-The nail mill
of the Southern Steel Company, form
erly known as the Alabama Wire and
Nail Company, controlled by the
Messrs. Schuelers, was destroyed by
fire at Ensley, entailing a loss be
tween $70,000 and $90,000. Adjacent
property valued at millions was jeop
ardized but hard work on the part of
firemen prevented its spread.
Guilty of Poisoning Bride.
Abbeville, Ala., Special.-The jury
in case of Walter Nordan returlned
a verdict of gilty and fixed his punish
ment at life imprisonment. Nordan
is a prominent young merchant of
Abbeville. His bride of three weeks
lied suddenly in September, 1902, and
it was found that her death was due
to strichnine poisoning.
Decide for Lock Canal.
Washington, Special.-The Isth
mian Canal commission met Saturday
and concluded its consideration of
the report of the board of consulting
engineers with respect to the type of
canal that should be constructed.
While no officeial announcement is
made with reference to the commis
sion's report, there is good reason to
believe that they have recommended
the construction of a lock canal wid
ani S5-foot level, practically following
the recommendations of the minority
of the consulting engineers.
Slocum's Captain Guilty.
New York, Special.-Captain Wil
liam H. Van Schaiek was found guil
tv of criminal negligence in failing
to hold fire drills on the steamer Gen
eral Slocubm, which he commanded in
June, 1904, when the steamer burned
with the loss of over 1.000 lives. He
was immediately sentenced to teun
years' imprisonment by Judge
Thomas. of the United States District
Excited Over Report.
Washington, Special.-The 'follow
ing cablegram has been received by
the Secretary of War from Gener:d
Ide, at Manila: "Natives much dis
turbed by cable stating Ambaseoi
Wright has beeni authorized to n'oo
tiate sale of islands to hJ:,
Authentic denial from von in
useful.'' Secretary Taftr
"The cable statement referr
your cablegram has not
vestige of truth. It is not only
true but absurdly so.''
R OA D S.
Covernment and Wazon Utsada.
@j m1': e:;ra hFo derail
ermeth:! h(2 benmak
uipon wvhich tis has been'1 perm1fiss~ile
is that the improveent:or i::sportO
zion llitis i.; a -atter o' vAia puis
lie coem'. a'd that th1e wei l w
get enalgh good therefriom to morc
than warrant the expenditures. The
acceptance of the soundness of this
ntention must carry with it the en
rsement of Government aid in the
nstruction and improvement of
agon roads. These highways afford
ansportation facilities which, after
.1, most directly affect and come clos
st home to the greatest number of
eople. The produce which forms so
rge a part of the f;eight carried by
he railroads must first be hauled by
ragons from the farms.. This is a large
em in the aggregate, very much larg
r than is generally appreciated, be
ause so widely distributed and be
use each. individual haul, taken by
-elf, is a small affair. Thl General
7overnment is. supposed to have an in
erest in the welfare of all the people
nd a willingness to improve and pro
ote it whenever and wherever possi
le. If this view:' obtains. the General
overnment cannot long withhold its
id to road improvement along the line
f the Brownlow-Latimer bill now be
ore Congress. for certain-I wagon
oad conditions affect more people
han any and all other internal im
royement projects. The main argu
ent in favor of river and harbor im
rovements is that they promot6 the
general welfare, and that the improve
ments entail an expense too heavy to
be borne by the people of the localities
most directly interested, and hence
wonld never be made if the Govern
ment refused to foot the bills. The
same arguments apply with equal
force to the improvement of the public
highways; It is equally certain that
his great work will remain undone,
as it has through a century of our his
tory. if the whole burden of the ex
pense is left to be carried by the farm
ing classes of the States. The farmers
are the producers of the wealth of the
country. preserving ,the balance of
trade in our favor year by year. Sec
retary Wilson has just given us some
astounding figures as the result of
agriculture for the year 1905. The
people who .create this vast national
wealth are certainly entitled to the
nation's consideration. The enormous
cost of bad roads to the farmers is not
only destructive of the profits that
should be saved to them, but is sick
ening to agricultural ambition and dis
heartening to increased effort. Bad
roads form the greatest menace to
farm life, and by their hurtful influ
ence are driving young men from rural
communities to the cities. Nothing
can be more harmful to the, national
welfare. The farm home is the bul
wark of the republic. Everything pos
sible should be done to encourage the
farmers of the land. Nothing that this
great Government can do would be so
profitable at this time as to extend its
aid to highway improvement, and
nothing that .the people can do for
themselves is more important than to
demand of Congress the enactment
into law of what is known as the
BrownlowLatimer Good Roads bill.
This paper urges the measure as one
most essential to the national well-be
ing, and we hope our readers will in
stantly take the matter up by personal
letters and petitions to our Senators
and Representatives in Congress.
Hon. W. P. Brownlow will be pleased
to send a copy of the bill to any oge
who writes for it.-Brooklyn~ Uptowr
Hard Roads Across Jersey.
'he final completion of the New
BrunswickFranklin Park macadam
road and the Kingston extension road
closes two important gaps in what is
now an almost continuous strip of
macadam from Newark to Camden,
via Elizabeth, Rahlway. New Bruns
wick, Franklin Park, Princeton and
Trenton. It gives the automobilist a
stone road direct to Princeton, through
an interesting and pretty country, and
shortens materially the distance be
tween New York and Philadelphia,.
The two strips of macadam lately com
pleted will obviate the necessity of
going to Trenton by way of the Cran
bury turnpike, a roundabout route,
which has been the popular one, how
ever because of the good road. The
Franklin Par"' road and the Kingston
strip were line' roads between Somer
set and Middlesex counties, and it was
difficult to get concentrated action
looking to their improvement. Free
holder .Tames DeHart. of North Bruns
wick Township, Middlesex County.
whose constituency included residents
along the Franklin Park road, has
been working for years to secure the
improvement which was cons'ummated
when, at a joint meeting of the Free
holders of Middlesex and Somerset
counties. the roads were accepted.
Temptations of a Valet.
"'Us valets has our temptations. ir,"
he said. "Only yesterday, when I was
to pay Mr. Henny.'s tailor bill, you'd
ought to have heard w-hat the manr
ager said-to me.
-He says, says he, handing me a
.'Why,' he says, 'this here bill ain't
iarf big enough for a man of Mr. Hen
ny's position,' he says. 'Look a here.
my man.' he says. 'the truth is that
you don't brush your marster's clothes
hard enough .'
"'No'?' says I.
"-No.' says he. 'And now.' he says.
'i'll put you up in a wrinkle that'll put
.9 a year in your pocket if you use
Then he brought from his office a
stick all roughened on the end.
-- erub this here rough stiek,' he
ays. 'over the elbows of your marster's.
'oats.' he says. 'and now and then
to'h up his trousers about the knees
a bit.. Itl do wondcers. vsed right. It
on:zht to double hie a: nal i1-.1 and
if it does there's $.30 a y'ar' in It for
"I tool: the M->k" alid,