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-Uron Ccunty lister.
By EU D. IKE.
At Duhith, Minn., on the 5th, James
McKusick was killed by a tihork of
electricity, while talking through a
It Is stated that, the Dominion gov
ernment will send a contingent of
fiver one hundred school teachers to
South Africa within a month or so.
The Austro-Ilungnrian mission at
Washington will be raised to an em
bassy in 1903, as evidence of the cor
dial relations existing between Austria-Hungary
and the United States.
The secretary of the treasury, on
the 4th, purchased $1,000,000 short
four-per-cent. bonds, which makes
the total purchased since July 1, 1901,
$220.127.116.110, of all denominations, at a
cost of $64,908,622.
Dr. Scholtz, the principal witness
In the case, at. Cape Town, against
Princess Itnd.iwill, charged with
forgery in connection with notes pur'
porting to have been signed by Cecil
Ithndes, died, on the 7th, of pneu
monia. The prince of Wales, on the 5th,
turned the first sod for the new dock
at Avonmouth, tiloucestershire, on
which the sum of 2.000,000 is to be
expended, and by which it is hoped
to recover a portion of the American
traffic formerly enjoyed by the port
The German crown prince, Freder
ick William, started, on the 5th, or
the states of Alsace and Loruine,
where he will study the battlefields.
He is accompanied by military tutors
and professors who will explain on
the spot the strategy of the great
The United States court of appeals
on the 4th, dismissed the injunction
proceedings instituted by Delos K.
Lonevvolf, chief, and others of the
Kiowa, Comanche and Apache tribes,
against. Secretary Hitchcock, to pre
vent, the sale and allotment, of theil
lands in Indian territory.
The London Daily Mail, on the 8th,
published u letter from its Madrid
correspondent stating that, all the
important Spanish newspapers are
discussing the possible necessity of
prolonging the regency, owing to the
incapacity of King Alfonso to exer
cise the functions of a sovereign.
Prominent among the list of posi
bilities to fill the vacancy to be
caused by Secretary Long's retire
ment from the cabinet is the name of
William Henry Moody, a republican
representative from the sixih dis
trict of Massachusetts, and said to be
connected by marriage with Senatot
The senate committee on immigra
tion, on the 4th, began executive con
sideration of the Chinese exclusion
bill. The members will consider the
measure with great care, and decided
to take it up section by section. The
opinion is expressed that several
meetings will be necessary to com
plete the. committee's work.
The commander of the department
of the Potomac, (i. A. R., on the Gth,
invited the president to deliver the
principal address ut. the Memorial
day exercises to be held at Arlington,
May 30. The president thought it
might be possible for him to uccept,
and promised to give the commander
his answer within a short time.
The viceroy of India, Lord Cnrzon
of Kedleston, telegraphed, on the 3d,
as follows: "The rainfall has been
light and scattered and of no benefit
to the affected districts. About 359,
1)00 persons are now receiving relief."
A dispatch to the Kxchange Tele
graph Co. from Lahore says 3.000,000
acres of wheat in the Punjab is suf
fering from total drought.
The United States has received
fresh pledges from Russia and also
from (iermany as to the conserva
tion of the commercial rights of oth
er nations in China, within the zones
of influence of the above-named pow
ers. The Russian promise had been
repeated at short intervals, and is re
garded as tpiite as binding as any
written statement can be made.
The stage driver, F. 0. Austin, who
drove the stage running between
Ouray, Ironton anil Ked Mountain,
Col., which left On ray, on the20th uit.,
for those points, returned to Ouray,
on the nth, on snowshoes. The stage
and United States mail had been
buried under an avalanche about two
and a half miles north of Ironton.
The three passengers who were on
the stuge escaped.
The sale of the Viedomostl, on the
streets of St. Petersburg, has been
forbidden for three months on ac
count of the paper's editorials on the
forty-first anniversary (March 3) of
the emancipation of the serfs, la
menting recent reactionary measures,
which, it Is said, had largely disil
lusionized the political and social as
pirations raised by the emancipation
of the peasants.
United States Ambassador to Eng
land Choate, ou the 7th, received a
deputation of music publishers, In
terested in the copyright of Ameri
can songs, who are suffering from the
piracy prevalent in Great Britain
They desire that Washington bring
the matter to the notice of the Brit-
ish government. Mr. Choute promised
to transmit their representations to
the proper quarter.
G. Oya, a member of the board of
directors of railways in Japan, nearly
all of which are owned by the govern
ment, is in Pueblo, Col., after visit
ing the principal steel works, and lias
made arrangements for Japan to get
. its supplies of railroad steel from
steel works in Colorado. ; He will
recommend the arrangement, ftnd it
is expected that it will be closed. -It
will mean an immense saving in cost
' of transportation to the Japanese
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TOPICS OF THE DAY.
NEWS FEOM EVEBYWHEBE.
In the senate, on the 3d, atter the pas
Base of a number of minor measures, ccn
eiiler.'itlim of the shipping bill was benun.
Mr. Krye IM., chairman of the comn.it
tee on finance, made the openlntc state
ment In favor of the bill, occupying the
floor for nearly two hours... iln the house
consideration of the bill to classify the
rural free delivery service and place the
carriers under the contract system was
becun. Debate was Interrupted by pre
sentation of the conference report on the
Philippine tariff bill, followed by tilibuster
lns. In the senate, on the 4th, the ship sub
sidy bill was further discussed by Senator
Krye, who held that the bill was a logical
responfe to the demands arid principles
of the republican party. No other sena
tor desiring to speak, the bill was laid
aside, and a number of minor bills were
passed In the house the day was
spent in discussing the bill to classify the
rural free delivery Bervice and place the
carriers under the contract system. No
vote was reached, and the fate of the bill
In the senate, on the 5th, the legisla
tive, executive and judicial appropriation
bill was passed. The 17th was tacitly
agreed to as the date, 'or taking a vote
on the shin subsidy bill. Mr. Clay (Ga.)
made a forceful speech In opposition to
tne bill, wmcn he had not conciuuea wnen
the senate adjourned In the house,
the debate on the bill to classify tho ru
ral free delivery service was continued,
but without action the house adjourned
out of respect to the memory ot repre
sentative Polk (Pa.), whose death oc
curred suddenly on the 4th at Philadel
phia. A committee of 15 was appointed to
attend the funeral.
In the senate, on the 6th, before con
sideration of the shipping bill was re
sumed, an extended debate occurred on
tho measure providing for the protection
of the president ot the United tatcs.
Mr. Hiinna (O.) made a notable speech on
the ship subsidy bill, arguing the ques
tion from the point of an American busi
ness man In the house the day was
devoted to further debate of the bill to
classify the rural free delivery and to
place the carriers under contract. But
little interest was manifested in the dis
cussion. In the senate, on the 7th. the cilplnnw'lc
and consular bill was passed, and the
measure for the protection of the presi
dent and vice-nresident of the United
States was taken no. It was agreed to
make the bill the unfinished business at
the conclusion of consideration of the
ship subsidv bill In the house the bill
to classify the rural free devlivery service
and to place the carriers under the con
tract system occupied the day's session.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
Iteports emanating from Mr. Kru
ger's confidantes are. to the effect
that he is very much disappointed at
the outcome of the interviews of the
Boer envoys.Muller, Wessels and Wol
marans, with President. Roosevelt
and Secretary of State Hay.
The students of the. Kentucky
school of medicine, at Louisville, de
clare that they will quit t he institu
tion unless Dr. W. II. Wathen restores
to the classes two women whom he
Neil firyant, an old-time minstrel,
died in Brooklyn on the fit h. He was
72 years old. Bryant was the oldest
of those who inaugurated black face
Harvard university,and was launched
by the faculty.
A Washington dispatch to the Lon
don Times, published on the ith, says
that Miss Alice Itoosewlt has aban
doned her proposed tr.p to the eor-
t the cabinet meeting, on the 7th,
President Roosevelt requested the
members not to talk to newspaper
correspondents about matters under
discussion at the semi-weekly' meet
ings. It was thought best for the
president himself to make public - ueli
matter as he deemed proper to be
given out. Hereafter the president
will do this.
The statement of the treasury bal
ances in the general fund, exclusive
of the $150,000,000 gold reserve in the
division of redemption, issued on the
7th, showed: Available cash bal
ances, $177,704,559; gold, $9:1,103,300.
On the 7th 1!. (i. Dun & Co. report
ed: "Failures for the week num
bered 170 in the United States,
against 208 last year, and 17 in Cana
da, against 20 last year."
Lord Malcolm, of Polnlloeh. who
married an American, Marie Lillian
Lister, widow of H. Gardiner Lister,
died, on the 7th, at llyres, Fraice.
He was born in 1.S33.
The French senate, on the 7th,
passed the ship bounty bill, with a
few changes in the text, ns previ
ously adopted by the chamber of dep
uties. The national congress of French
miners, at Aluis, Department, of Gard,
on the 7th, by a vote of 105 to 98,
adopted a resolution to postpone a
Cnpt. Casati, the African explorer,
died in London on the 8t.li.
Ilev. Joseph Parker created quite a
sensation in the London City Temple,
when, in the course of a recent ser
mon, he rebuked King Edward for
taking part in the brewing of a hutch
of Burton ale and for attending a
Sunday concert, on the ground that
he was setting his subjects a bad ex
Benj. D. Green and John F. Gaynor,
the leading defendants in the charges
of conspiracy to defraud the United
States government, failed to respond
when their cases were called in the
United States court, at Savannah, Ga.,
on the 7th, and their bonds were de
clared forfeited. Judge Speer issued
bench warrants for them.
By the wreck of a Southern Pacific
passenger train, near Maxon station,
Tex., early on the morning of the
7th, 15 lives were lost and 28 persons
injured. Most of the victims were
incinerated in the cars, Which took
fire from tho engine.
Gov. Gen. Wood of Cuba has been
called to Washington fov the purpose"
of conferring with the president and
the secretary of war in regard to the
necessary steps to be taken to wind
up the affairs of military government
in Cuba and the establishment of the
The remains of Wra. B. Cox end
wife were burled, at Evansvilto, Ind-,
on the 7th, in the same grave, rela
tives from Louisville having aban
doned their fight for the body of Mrs.
Cox. Cox killed his wife and then
The house committee on territories
has decided to report the bill giving
Indian .territory a territorial form of
government, to be known as the Ter
ritory of Jefferson, with a legislature
similar to the other territories, a gov
ernor and a delegate in congress.
United States District Attorney
Bethea, at Chicago, has Geen instruct
ed to begin legal proceedings against
all railroads centering in Chicago
whose officials recently testified be
fore the interstate commerce com
mission as to infractions of the law.
Prince Henry of Prussia visited Al
bnny, N. Y., on the 7th, going thence
to West Point, where he reviewed the
military academy cadet battalion
and witnessed their exercises in the
riding school and gymnasium. He
expressed himself ns highly pleased
with all he saw.
It is now accepted in Washington
as settled that Itepresentative Will
iam Henry Moody, of Haverhill.Mass..
will be appointed secretary of the
navy when John D. Long retires, ,ts
it is thought he will do between now
and May 1.
President Roosevelt, on the 7th
signed the bill creating a permanent
census bureau. The bureau will re
main under present conditions until
July 1, when the permanent force, to
have been selected meanwhile, will be
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
Word was received, on the 9th, that
Cornelius Van Ness, the octogenarian
millionaire of Port Jervis, N. V., for
merly of New York city, had been
baptised in the lliver Jordan by Uev.
William K. Hall, of Newburgh. N. Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Van Ness sailed on the
steamer Celtic, for a trip to the
orient, his desire being to gratify an
ambition of years to be baptised in
The British ship Bnnn, the last of
the storm-bound fleet off the entrance
to the Straits of Euca, arrived at Port
Townsend, Wash., on the 0th, OS days
from Iquique, 31 days of which she
was storm-bound off the straits. Sev
en times the llann got inside Cape
Flattery, but. as no tug was there to
pick her up she was compelled to put
back to sea.
The Italian government has agreed
to contribute by installments during
three years 1.320.000 to the total
sum of 1,080,000 exacted by the rail
road men as provisional concessions
to their demands. The government
will introduce a bill in the chamber
sanctioning this outlay, and will
make its adoption a cabinet question.
Gov. Itichurd Yates of Illinois and
party arrived at Chattanooga. Tenn.,
on the !th. and immediately left for
the summit of Lookout mountain,
where they remained three hours.
While on the mountain Mrs. Yates
was seized with u fainting spell, but
soon recovered. The governor was en
route for the Charleston exposition.
Mrs.Dunsmuir. wifeof Premier Dnns
niuir, of the Dominion, received a
letter, on the 9th, from an anonymous
writer, warning her that, if she did
not keep her husband at home he
would be shot. The premier handed
the letter to the police, but took no
Cornelius Shields, general manager
of the Dominion Coal Co., staled, at
Montreal, on the 0th, that borings
made by the company near Butler's
lake had revealed the presence of a
coal deposit estimated to contain at
least one billion tons of bituminous
Signor Marconi arrived at Montreal,
on the 9th, en route to Ottawa. He
expects to leave Sidney, N. S. W., nf
ter making arrangements with the
Canadian government and local firms
for the necessary equipment for his
In the senate, on the 10th, after
the passage of a number of unobject
ed bills on the calendar, the ship
subsidy bill was tnlcen up, and Mr.
st (Mo.) spoke for two hours in
opposition to the measure, eoinmand-
ng the most flatteringly close atten
tion of the senate. Despite his evi
dent, feebleness, he -;poke with force
and fire, mid at times became brill
iantly eloquent. . . .In the house, the
bill to classify the rural free deliv
ery service and place the carriers tin
der the contract system was passed,
but only after the adoption of
amendments which completely
changed the purpose for which it was
framed, all the provisions placing
carriers Under the contract system
being stricken out.
Knight W. Jules committed suicide,
on the 10th, at Perry, Okla., by hold
ing a stick of dynamite under his
head until it exploded, blowing off
his head and both hands. He had
been nrrested on the charge of burn
ing the -mail which he was employed
to carry. He confessed, but said he
hud only burned papers to keep from
The carriage makers, machinists,
mattress makers, indoor wire work
ers and fuel handlers of Denver, Col.
went on strike, on the 10th, for an
eight-hour day and union wages. It
is said the unions are determined to
make a fight for an eight-hour day
in all branches of labor, and the
struggle may involve 7,000 workmen
Several property owners in Victor,
and Cripple Creek, Col., on the 10th,
received, through the mail, letters
signed 'Committee," warning them
not to lease buildings to buyers of
stolen ore. A number of ussnyers
also received warnings, which they
declined to make public.
The body of Benjamin F. Stevens,
thii American Bibliophile, who died,
on the Stb, at Surbiton, Englund, was
burled in Kensal Green cemetery on
the 10th. Mr. Choate, the United
States ambassador, and the members
of the United States embassy attend
ed the-funeral services. '
Mrs. Sybil Taylor, of ltockford, la..
was held tip by highwaymen r.car
Guthrie, Okla., on the night of the
0th. Het pockets were cut from her
dress, robbing her of money, railroad
tickets, post office order and other
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
A Bold Barglar at Sprlngfleld.
Springfield has been at the mercy
of a burglar, and several thousand
dollars in money and jewels have
been stolen. Bloodhounds wera
brought from Lamar, but they were
unable to trail the man long enough
for his capture. On several occasions
he has returned watches to owners
when Informed they fevere highly
prized for their history. At one
house he phoned to the police before
he left that he was there, but when
they arrived no trace f him could
be found. He always awakens his
victims and tells them to direct him
to the money and valuables, and nev
er fails to apologize for his visit. The
mayor of Springfield has offered a re
ward of $200 for his capture.
The Coning Wheat Crop.
Says the Missouri crop report for
February: In a number of the south
eastern counties, and also in the ex
treme southern counties of the south
west section, the thick coating of ice
which covered the ground at the
close of January remained unmelted
during February, and in those dis
tricts it is feared that the wheat has
been injured, but the extent of the
injury, if any, can not yet be de
termined. Slight damage was also
done in a few counties by alternate
thawing and freezing during the last
week of the month. In some districts
wheat is reported in much better con
dition than it was at the close of January.
Complains He Can't Dance.
One of the grounds of complaint of
Frederick Armstrong, of Poplar Bluff,
who is suing James Stewart & Co. in
Judge Talty's division of the circuit
court, at St. Louis, for $25,000 for the
alleged breaking of his leg, is that he
can not dance. Armstrong states that
in July, 1890, he was employed by
Stewart & Co., contractors, who were
building a barrel and stave factory at
Poplar Bluff, and that he was struck
by a derrick and his left leg broken.
After his leg got well he attended a
dunce, he said, and tried to dance.
After dancing half a set he had to
take a rest. He has not danced since.
A Penny and a Match.
A saleswoman dropped a penny on
the floor in J. M. Cannon's dry goods
store in Sedalia and lit a match to
aid her in her search for the coin.
A cotton batting was set on fire, and
the flames spread, consuming $100,-
D00 worth of property.
Drowned In Arkansas.
Harry Foster, formerly of St. Louis.
a son of Prof. Charles M. Foster, as
sistant superintendent of the St.
Louis city schools, was drowned in
the Saline river near Warren, Ark.,
while trying to stop the break of a
tuub of lumber logs.
Prayer Meeting; In Saloon.
From the influence of a revival
meeting, which is in progress at Co
bad, with Ilev. Youebrough, of Neo
sho, in charge, a large crowd of
Christian people gathered at a sa
loon and held a spirited prayer meet
I.mintlc Joined the Army.
L. W. Loomas, an insane patient in
the asylum at St. Louis, escaped and
enlisted in the United States army.
He was returned to the asylum, where
it was said he is crazy on the subject
of war. He came from Linn county.
Killed by a Street Car.
James MeAuley, deaf and dumb, tho
five-year-old son of Mrs. Mary Me
Auley, No. 3535 Cass avenue, St. Louis,
was killed by a street car while at
tempting to follow his mother across
Had Been Married 07 Years.
Herman Jacobson died in St. Louis.
aged 90. Mr. and Mrs. Jacobson were
St. Louis' oldest married couple, hav-
ng been married 07 years. Six grand
sons acted as pallbearers.
Charged With Bribery.
John II. Becker, deputy factory in
spector of St. Louis, has been ar
rested on a charge of attempting to
bribe the jury commissioner in the
Kratz bribery case.
Baptist Ministers Meet.
Western Missouri theological insti
tute, comprising ministers and lay
men from Baptist churches in the
western half of the state, met at
Vaccinated in the Fin iter.
Dr. Henacker, of St. Louis, while
vaccinating a patient, accidentally,
scratched his finger. The virus was
effective, and the digit is terribly
Death of Miss Florence Blnnd.
Miss Frances A. Bland, aged 25,
daughter of the late Richard P.
Bland, died at Summerville, S. C, a
winter resort, 22 miles from Charles
ton. Child Bnrned to Death.
Helen, the four-year-old daughter ol
Noah Fogle, Kilwinning, Scotland
county, was burned to death while
playing with fire in the kitchen stove.
"Snake" Kinney In Trouble.
Thomns E. ("Snake") Kinney, nn
"Indian" chief in St. Louis politics,
is charged with assault to kill. Kin
ney shot Daniel Shea in a restaurant.
nan Over and Killed.
William C. Allen, of Toronto, Cana
da, was run over 'and killed by an
Iron Mountain train at the Stein
street crossing in St. Louis.
Post Office Bobbed.
Burglars entered the post office at
Marcelene, and got away with about
1300. Package of postage stamps and
registered letters were left. ,
Epidemic of Mad Dona.
Dr. Netherton, of St. Joseph, has
been called to King City, for the pur
pose of investigating an epidemic of
mad dogs in the vicinity.
Kansas City Haa Hopes,
Kansas City believes It Is to have a
union station superior to the union
station in St. Louis, to be built at a
cost of $4,000,000. ;
Wu a Minister Many Years. .
Rev. R. A. Austin, who had been a
Methodist minister for many years,
died at Carrollton. a few days ago.
II I 11.
Great Britain Has Taken a Leaf
From Uncle Sam's Book on
"TOMMY ATKINS" WILL BE THE GAINER
The British Army Will et a Better
Class of Hecrnlts Instead of, as
Sow Depending Upon the More
Worthless Elements to Keep the
London, March 9. The new army
regulations proposed by the war sec
retary, Mr. Brodrick, providing for
increased pay and other reforms,
which have' created so much com
ment, appear to have been directly
copied from the United States. Maj.
Arthur Lee,,M. P., formerly British
military attache at Washington, said
to a press representative:
"At last we have taken out a leaf
from your excellent book, though I
do not believe we have gone quite so
far in that direction as we might,
or hope we may. Under Mr. Brod
rick's proposed changes, a private in
the British infantry now receives al
most as much as a private in the
United States army. With this
change, which I frequently advocated
while military attache at Washing
ton, we hope to get a class of re
cruits similar to those secured in
America. Under the old pay we
were gradually lowering the physical
standard, yet still finding it hard to
get men, while our desertion percent
age was at a rate which showed
there was something radically w rong
with the system. The American army
was the only other voluntarily en
listed body in the world with which
we could make serviceable compari
sons, the continental armies, owing
to conscription and other causes, be
ing perfectly worthless as examples.
A year ago Mr. Brodrick pooh
poohed the idea of copying from the
United States. Now he has changed
his mind and has done what the ma
jority of the members of the house,
regardless of party, believe to be the
very best thing that could have hap
pened to the army since Mr. Card
well (in 1872) effected his sweeping
reforms. For the first time 'Tom
my,', with everything found and high
er pay, will be in a better position
than his agricultural brother, and
from that class we ought now to get
the best instead of the worst. Yes,
it may hurt the agricultural interest,
or what is left of it in Kngland, but
I do not. believe that this damage
will be as serious as the evils which
the change will correct. Not only is
it. interesting to note the influence
of the American system in these
sweeping changes, but they will have
a tremendous negntive importance.
Last year the government clearly
indicated its fears that it might
have to resort to conscription. The
present move bnnishes all possibility
of this, for I understand Mr. tBrod
trick is willing to go even further in
copying the United States' excellent
treatment of enlisted men, and by
liberal finance build up the standard
of the army. The increase in pay
means nn. additional annual cost of
about, 8,000,000, but I maintain that
it will be a direct saving of money,
for the better class of men secured
will mean fewer men in the hospitals
and prisons, as well as obviating oth
er forms of wastage, and will quick
ly make up for tlie additional initial
outlay. Some day, perhaps, we may
be able to adopt the sensible plan of
the United States of paying the en
listed men of all arms at the same
rate. But traditions here die hard."
THE CASYOFMRS. MAYBRICK.
Her Mother Has No Hopes of Hci
Release In Connection With
London, March 0. The Baroness
De Uoques denies all the reports
that her daughter, Mrs. Florence
Maybrick, will be included 'in the
coronation amnesty. She said:
"I have not received information
of any sort relating to Mrs. May-
brick's possible release. I nave no
anticipation of such relense or
knowledge of any intended corona
A BOER AMMUNITION CACHE.
An Important Find Made by Cana
dian Scouts In Orange Biver
London, March 0. Lord Kitchener
in a dispatch from Pretoria, dated
Saturday, reports the discovery of u
Boer magazine in n cave northeast
ward of Iiietz, Orange Ifiver Colony,
containing 310,000 rounds of rifle am
munition, hundreda of shells and
fuses, 200 pounds of powder, a Maxim
gun, helios, field telegraphs and
quantities of stores,
Omaha, Neb., March 9. Hector E.
McLeod, contracting agent for the
Merchants' iDspatch Transporation
Co., has beenmisHing since last Sat
urday, when he drew his month's
salary. He had a goot) position and
stood well with the company.
Subornation of Perjury Charged.
Cripple Creek, Cp., March 9.- Eu
gene Ungley, former attorney gen
eral of Colorado under ex-Oov. Waite,
Tias been arrested charged with sab
ornation of perjury and released on
Gen. Chaklr Pasha Liberated.
Constantinople, March 10. Gen
Chakir I'asha, a brother of the late
grand vizier, who was recently ar
rested by order of the sultan, and
the other officers taken into custody
with him, have been liberated.
Cholera at Mecca.
Constantinople, March 10. Cholera
has broken out at Mecca.
Note. It was announced in a dis
patch last week from Constantinople
that cholera had broken out at Ma'
dlna, Arabia, 218 miles from Mecca.
A Fast Freight Rons Over a Track
Beset With Dead Men's
New Brunswick, N. J., March 10.
The fast freight , east-bound, due
here at two o'clock yesterday morn
ing, had a rather unusual and un
pleasant experience between Trenton
and this city. Two dead men were"
encountered, one of them Laving
been killed by the train itself, and
once the train was stopped, to search
for a body which could not be found.
The run from Philadelphio was un
eventful until as the train ap
proached Princeton Junction, it hit
and killed a man. The train stopped
and the body was cared for and left
at the Junction to be shipped to Tren
When near Monmouth Junction the
train was stopped ut a signal from
the head brakemun, who said it had
hit another man, and be had seen the
body hurled into a ditch. A search
of the track for a mile bade failed to
locate the supposed victim.
The train was again started east,
and as it neared Millstone the glars
of the headlight revealed the body of
another man lying by the rails. The
engineer stopped, und the body was
picked tip aud brought to this place.
It was that of Howard It. Breese, of
New Brunswick. He is supposed to
have been struck about 11 o'clock by
another train while walkiiijf home
from Franklin Park.
MYSTERY OF KLtfMP CASE.
Hnshand Held for Harder, but Oth
ers Snppostd to be Implicated
In the Case.
Grand Rapids, Mich.,March 10. The
mystery surrounding the sending
through the mails of a poisoned head
ache powder to Mrs. Ada Klump, of
Lowell, causing'her death a week ago,
Is seemingly no nearer a solution than
on the day of the arrest of William
Klump, the husband, last Thursday.
The. theory that some woman m the
affections of Klump, concocted the
plot and carried it out, still holds
with the officers who are coivlucting
the investigation. Klump appeai'eu
worried and restless in jail, yester
day, and was not disposed to talk
about his case. His brother visited
hiin during the day and advised him
to tell the truth, which William said
he had done and would do.
Sheriff Chapman stated Inst night
that he was working on a new clew,
but could not tell the nature of it
SCHOOL FOR GIRLS BURNED.
The Seventy-Five Inmates Saved
The Loss and Insurance In Fa
vor With the Natives.
Lebanon, Pa., March 10. Rev. Dr.
Joseph Lemberger, treasurer of the
board of commissioners for foreign
missions of the reformed church in
the United States, was informed by
cable, yesterday, that the school for
girls at Zendia, Japan, which is main
tained by the church, has been total
ly destroyed by fire. The school took
care of 75 girls, all of whom were
saved. The loss is estimated at $5,000,
which is partially covered by insur
ance in a London company, ine
school was established 15 years ago,
and enjoyed the favor of the Japanese
government, which at first was op
posed to it. Miss Lena Zurfluh, super
intendent of the school, is now ip
this country, and in her absence Miss
Sadie Lee Widener was in charge.
KILLED IN A MIMIC BATTLE.
One Lad Dead and Another Under
Arrest for Murder The Re
Denver, Col., March 10. Stewart
Hill, aged nine years, died here yes
terday from the effects of u bullet
wound in the breast received, Satur
day .while enegaged in a mimic Indian
battle. James Butson, aged 13 years,
is under arrest charged with murder.
Four boys, all 12 years f age or un
der, stationed themselves behind bar
ricades, about thirty yards apart, and
had exchanged about twenty shots
when Hill fell, pierced through the
lungs. According to the other boys.
Hill had stepped out in the open when
Butson took deliberate aim and fired,
Chief-of-Poliee Armstrong says he
intends to tuke measures ngainst
those who are responsible aor the
boys having firearms.
On a Derelict-Destroying Cruise.
New York, March 10. The United
States cruiser Cincinnati, which is out
on a derelict-destroying cruise under
orders frorii the navy department,
anchored off the Fire Island light
ship at 7:40 o'clock last night. It is
probable that she had been at work
blowing up the sunken four-mnsted
schooner John F. Randall, which went
down last month nine miles south
east of the lightship, und from whose
crew nothing has been heard since
leaving Baltimore on her voyage to
PRINCE HENRY'S VISIT.
Its Significance and Incidents Dis
cussed by the Berlin Dally
Press. ' ,
Berlin, March 10. Some of the
dally papers have begun summing up
Prince Henry's trip to the United
States. Their tone is one of com
plete satisfaction. They declare the
prince's trip was never intended to
hove any specific political aims, but
merely purposed to bring about an
Improvement in the popular feeling
in both countries.
Secretary Long's Bnssesaor.
Washington, March 9. It is now
accepted as settled that Represent
tive William Henry Moody, of Haver
hill, Mass., will be appointed secre
tary of the navy when John D. Long
retires, as it is thought he will do
between now and May 1. '
A Great Fire In France.
Paris, March 9. A great fire has
oocurred at the government arsenal
at IOrient. ' Documents, plans and
reports of great Importance) hav
THE ETRURIA AT HORTA.
The Diwbied Cunard Liner Towed Iota
Fort In the Azores By Steamer
Horta, Azores, March 9. The Can
ard line steamer Ktruria is now en
tering this harber.
The Etruria anchored here at sis
o'clock this (Sunday) morning. Ad
on board are well.
She had a comparatively uneventful
passage, except for the breakdown,
which occurred during the dinner
hour of February 26. When this oc
curred the Etruria had only just
finished speaking by wireless tel
egraphy with the Cunard line steam
er Umbria. After the accident wa
discovered the Etruria called the
Umbria wlrelessly for one hour, but
without success. Upon examination
it was found that the ship's pro-'
peller had broken off outside the
tube, and that the rudder had been
carried away by the propeller. , The
Etruria then sent up rockets, whicl)
were seen by the British steamer
William Cliff. The latter bore dowr;
and was alongside in 50 minutes after
the accident. She stood by until day
light, when, after several attempts,
she succeeded in passing a hawsef
aboard the Etruria. The tank steam'
er Ottawa arrived on the scene at!
this time. The William Cliff then at
tempted to tow the Etruria, while
the Ottawa attempted to steer her.
The hawser, however, snapped. The
Ottawa stood by for two days, and
then left for Fayal, bearing the sec
ond officer of the Etruria to report
the disaster and obtain assistance.
In the meanwhile the crew of the
Etruria had made every effort to
rig a jury rudder. The first such
rudder was carried away immediately
an attempt was made to use it. Af
ter further efforts lasting for two
days a second jury rudder was suc
cessfully adjusted and is still in posi
The passengers of the Etruria were
satisfied they were in no danger, and
they praise the conduct of the cap?
tain and crew of the1 vessel. After"
the accident the passengers amused
themselves with the usual deck
sports, and concerts were held in tho
first and second cabins. Only those
who were anxious concerning busi
ness matter chafed at the unavoida
The Etruria reports having sighted
the Italian mail steamer Sardegna,
from Naples, February 26, for New
York, last Wednesday, March 5. The
Sardegna stood by, but finding she
could be of no assistance, proceed
ed on her course.
The Etruria was hoping to com
municate with the North German
Lloyd steamer Kron Prinz Wilheltt.
by wireless telegraphy. But her
mast wire broke in several places,
and she was unable to repair it until
the weather had improved, when it
was too late.
After the accident the passage of
the Cunard steamer was entirely un
eventful, and there occurred nothiii"
of interest beyond the daily runs of
the vessel, which ranged from 60 ti
The Etruria will wait here for the
arrival of the Royal Mail Steaniw.
Elbe, which left Southampton foj
Horta yesterday. The Elbe will car
ry the Etruria's passengers to Eng
land. The Etruria will then be towed
home by the two tugs which ure tiotv
on their way out from Liverpool for
The passengers on the Etruria ate
looking longingly toward the shore
and waiting for to-morrow morning,
when they will be able to land and
become acquainted with Horta and
the Island of Fayal.
TO BE COURT-MARTIALED.
Serlons Charges Against American
Officers In the Philippines Ex
pressions of Sympathy.
Manila, March 10. Col. James For
ney, of the Marine corps, will preside
at the court-martial to try Maj. Lit
tleton, W. T. Waller and Lieut. John
H. A. Day, of the marine ;orps, March
17 next, on the charge of executing
natives of the islands of Samar with
out trial. The court-martial will be
composed of army officers and officers
of the marine corps. The charges
specify that Maj. Waller and Lieut.
Day killed three native stevedores on
the streets of Easy, Island of Samar,
without trial. These stevedores wera
among those who accompanied the
disastrous expedition of Maj. Waller
and a detachment of marines to the
Interior of Samar last December.
It is claimed theBe stevedores muti
niad and proceeded to the foothills
where they dug camotes (a variety of
sweet potato) and that thoy later
concealed and refused to turn them
over to the Americans, saying that
when the marines died of hunger thoy
would Kave a good supply of arms
Sympathy is expressed for Maj.
Waller who, at that time, was Buffer
ing" from mental and physical strain.
Lient. Day apparently obeyed .Maj.
Waller's orders. .
American Bankers In Mexico.. ,
Mexico City, March 10. American
activity in extending bf.r.king facili
ties here attracts notice. The new
State Bank of Chiapas, a remote
member of the federation on (he
Guatemalan border, has been opened
for business with half d million dol
lars' capital. '
The new Bank of Orizaba, with
paid-up capital of $150,000, is also -t
new American institution, the stock
being held hero in this city. Orizaba,
Is now an Important industrial cen
ter, and has hitherto lacked banking;
Memorial Window Unveiled,
The Hague, March 10. -At the re-,
quest of the resident clergy of thi
city, Stanford Newel, United State.'
minister to the Netherlands, yester
day unveiled the window in the Ar.
gelican church here presented by th
mayor of New York, us nn American
memorial of the work accomplished
by The Hague peace conference, to
which the mayor was a delegate
from the United States.
The window is in four sections, unit
represents Christ and Allegorical fig
ures of faith, hope and charity.