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Doadly dangers lurk In th9 ground
left bare by the departing snow. All
Winter long there have been accumulating
deadly disease germs.
These have been protected and
kept alive by the covering of snow
and now. with the first warm days,
those death-bringing microbes are
awakened by tha rays of the sun, and
as the ground drlca they are carried to
all corners of tho community in the
dust that is blown overywhere by the
The human body at this time is particularly
susceptible to these germs,
especially the germs of fevers. The
system has been depleted by the forecoins
Winter. The blood is sluggish
and filled with Impurities. The nerves
tavo not recovered from tho tension
they have been under for the past
months. The stcmach, the bowels, the
kidneys, the liver are all at their
It is, therefore, not strange that
thes9 germs cf disease find fertile
ground In which to thrive, flourish and
develop into deadly ills.
Spring i3 the time of year when one
should fear an attack of fever, especially
when the system is depleted,one
should dread any severe illness. The
vitality is at a low ebb. There is less
power of resistance to throw off disease,
and it is on this account that
fatalities are so much greater during
the Spring months than at any other
time of the year.
There is but one way to ward off
such dangers, and that ia to fortify
Sunflower Cultivation Encouraged.
Professor Wiley, chemist of the Agri
cultural Department, lias been making
experiments in raising sunflowers with
a view to the general introduction of
the industry in this country. In Russia
this plant is cultivated as a staple
crop. There are thousands of tous of
the seed raised in the Ohio valley and
elsewhere every year, but it is believed
that the acreage can be increased
many fold, to advantage. In
Russia the sunflower seeds are an article
of diet, being eaten either raw or
roasted. The oil is also used liberally
iu cooking, being practically equal to
olive oil. It is also useful fo: dressing
wool and for soap and candle making,
etc. The seed makes an excellent food
for poultry and stock, the oil imparting
a peculiar sleekuess to them. Any soil
that will grow corn is suitable for sunflowers.
The average crop is about S00
to 1000 pounds to the acre, worth from
$1 to $2.75 a hundred weight. When
txiillo are built to extract the oil the
value of the crop will be increased.
WCU9 ai d *v ujucu auu kino!
Why should this be the cai
Because they have neglect
Every one of these patients
; of warning in that bearing-do^
right of the womb, nervous ex
the back. All of these things i
condition of the ovaries or woi
. What a terrifying thougl
there on those hospital beds av
Do not drag alone at hom
ment until you are obliged to ?
an examination and possible o
system, cure the derangemen
selves by danger signals, ar
Pinkham's vegetable Coi
of women from tne hospital,
with the full consent of the
the knife by a faithful reliai
and the consistent treatment c
Mrs. Knapp tells of
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kinnio Avenue, Milwaukee, Wis.
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ealed on the Disapir's
the human body so that It will become
impregnable to the germs of invading
To do this take Dr. Greene's Nervura
blood and nerve remedy. It will
build you up quickly, it will re-establish
your waning appetite, it will give
you restful nights of sleep, it will give
vim and vigor to the nerves, and It
will dispel all existing poisons that
have accumulated in the body besides
counteracting the effects of others
that may accumulate.
Following Is an instance that will
illustrate the wonderful power of Dr.
Greene's Nervura blood and nerve
snerin jonas r. otevens, wuu ia
sheriff of Hyde Park, Vt.. says:?"I
have used Dr. Greene's Nervura blood
and nerve remedy especially as a blood
purifier. I had a very severe humor
on my arms, accompanied by a very
bad Itching, so severe that I could not
sleep nights, causing me great Inconvenience
by the loss of sleep by the
Itching. A friend advised me to take
Dr. Greene's Nervura blood and nerve
remedy, which I did with the most
satisfactory results, for the trouble
has entirely disappeared, and I can
now rest comfortably nights and have
none of my former misery from th?
burning, itching sensations."
Remember Dr. Greene's advice will
be given to any one desiring same absolutely
free if they will write or call
upon him at his office, 35 W. 14th St.,
New York City.
Easter at Rome.
At Rome the day is ushered in with
the firing of cannon from the castle at
St. Angelo, and about 7 o'clock in the
morning carriages filled with richly
dressed occupants pour toward St.
Peter's. Formerly the Pontiff officiated.
On his head he wore a jeweled
tiara, and his vestments blazed with
gold. He was escorted to his throne
by soldiers of his court, the Noble
Guard lining the way. When the Sacred
Host was elevated the military
men aroppea on ineir kuees huu inesented
arms, and the Nobles drew their
swords. The silver trumpets were
then sounded. After mass there was a
great deal of* the same kind of ceremony.
and civic and religious festivities
followed. The cardinal arch-priest
now says mass, and the Pope officiates
at a private mass in the consistory
within the Vatican.
Queensland, Australia, is twelve
times larger than England, with a
population about equal to that of Birmingham.
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ss are sad places to visit,
nts lying on those snow-white
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i in the hospital beds had plenty
vn feeling, pain at the left or
haustion, pain in the small of
ire indications of an unhealthy
it! these poor souls are lying
raiting a fearful operation,
e or in your place of emplov;o
to the hospital and submit to
peration. Build up the female
ts which have signified themid
remember that Lydia E.
npound has saved thousands
Read the letter here published
vriter, and see how she escaped
ace on Mrs. Pinkham's advice
>f her medicines. ...
her Great Gratitude. ..
received much benefit from using your
Vash. After my child was born, blood
in, which left me with granulated inin
of the womb and congested ovaries,
ffered from suppressed and painful
tion from a girl. The doctors told me
?s would have to be removed. I took
b two years to escape an operation,
emained in miserable health in both
mind, expecting to part with my
th each coming month. After using
a of the Compound, I became entirely
trouble in my head. I continued to
remedies until cured.
last nine months have been passed in
?od health. This, I know, I owe enLydia
E. Pinkham's Vege'Diii
;ratituae is great maeea to tne one to
many women owe their health and
l"?Mes. F. M. Kkapp, 1528 Kinnio|
Owing to the fact that ?orae skeptical
1 U 11 people have from time to time questioned
\|m t'le genuinenessof the testimonial letter*
we are constantly publishing, we have
the National City Bank, of Lynn, Mas*., $5,000,
laid to any person who will ahow that th? a Wore
ot genuine, or waa published before obtaining the
permission.?Ltsia I. rUHUUM MsoiCtKf ( '
SEE! BM OF REFUGE
The Doukho'oors Are Dissatisfied With
Their Lot in Canada.
FIND FREE LAWS TOO OPPRESSIVE
Their Queer Religious Relief* Conflict
With Canadian Ideas of Right and
Wrong ? Issue an Appeal to All Nations
For a Place to Live In Accordance
With Their Consciences.
Montreal, Que.?The 5000 Doukho*
bors, or Russian Quakers, who were
brought out to Canada a few years
since in order to escape the persecutions
to which they were subjected in
the Czar's domains, now threaten to
leave Canada because they considei
the free laws of this country too oppressive
The Russians were invited to come
to Cauada by the Dominion Government.
which paid the expenses of their
transportation from Southern Russia
and gave them free grants of land in
Manitoba and the Canadian NorthJ
west. Count Tolstoi also aided these
unfortunate peoplfc. and until quite
recently it was thought that their
prospects were bright.
Now, however, their queer religious
beliefs have come into conflict with
I Canadian ideas of right and wrong,
and they have issued an appeal to the
nations of the world to give them
refuge from the tyranny of the Canadian
laws and to afford them a place
to live in accordance with their consciences.
The first trouble was over the land
regulations. They objected to taking
up land individually on the ground
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posed to the law of God, and they
asked to have a tract of land set apart
for their brotherhood in the same
manner that the Government apportions
the Indian reserves, the title of
the whole tract to be vested in the sect
and not in the individual member of
The Government was willing to
meet them by agreeing that after the
land was earned the patents could be
transferred by the individuals to the
community, and pointed to a provision
in the land act by which they were
permitted to perform their homestead
duties while living in community.
To this the Doukhobors wrote a
long reply, declining to accept any
concession, on the ground that their
consciences would not allow them to
go through forms in which they did
not believe. For a man to secure a
homestead patent in his owg name,
even if he afterwards transferred the
land to the sect, constituted ownership
and was a sin.
The marriage laws of Canada are
another stumbling block to these people.
They do not believe a civil or
any other ceremony is necessaray to
constitute a marriage, and they consider
it a violation of the law of God
to be compelled to take out a marriage
license and pay $2 therefor.
Thpv obipct also to the law requiring
all births and deaths to be registered
on the ground that the Creator knows
who is born and who dies, and does
not require to have it recorded in a
Mr. Maude, the English Quaker who
was instrumental in bringing the
Doukhobnrs to Canada, sought to
pacify them, but they would not
listen to him. Compliance with the
laws they regarded as equivalent to
the "denunciation of the power of the
law of God and human conscience."
So now the Doukhobors have issued
an appeal to the nations of the world,
asking for a haven where they can
live their lives uutrammeled by manmaue
BREWINC PLANT DESTROYED.
Explosion Cnusen Three Deaths and Doei
McKeesport, Fenn.?'The McKeesport
brewing plant, valued at $100,000,
was completely demolished by an
explosion of the "cooker." Two persons
were killed and two injured by
the collapse of the building, following
the explosion. Another man, who was
standing on a freight car watching
tne rescuers at worK, was Knocseu
from the car aud was beheaded by
a passing engine. The dead are:
William Fiereckle, watchman; Matthew
Mauer, brewer; Jumes Ashton,
The force of the explosion completely
demolished the large brick structure.
One wall fell on the dwelling of
Patrick Spencer, adjoining, aud the
occupants were buried iu the ruins.
Patrick Spencer was badly crushed
and his wife was cut and bruised.
FIND OF $40,000 IN COLD.
Henry Sanders's Children's Curiosity Amply
Cumberland, Md.?The children of
Henry Sanders, an aged resident, who
died a few days ago, comparatively a
poor man, were not satisfied with the
extent of the estate in sight and had
an expert locksmith to drill open an
antiquated iron safe in which Mr.
Sanders was supposed to have wealth
After the safe was opened $40,000
in twenty-dollar gold pieces was
found, there being $1000 in each of
forty bags. Besides. $23,000 in negotiable
paper 'was discovered. The
find of the gold will raise the value of
the estate to $100,000.
Death Message In a Bottle.
A message was picked up at Harwich.
England, in a sealed bottle
which read thus: "Schooner Wildfire,
of Halifax, foundered; all hands lost
In Bay of Biscay, January 3."
Savage Duel in Hungary.
A ferocious duel with swords has
just been fought at Lentsc-hau. Hungary,
between Lieutenant Enderle and
Lieutenant Exler. The former was
was killed, and the latter, who is now
in hospital, received more than twenty
Minister Conger Starts For Home.
United States Minister Conner left
Pekln, China. All the foreign Ministers
and a large number of other persons
bade him farewell at the railway
Gold has been discovered near Apia,
Army enlistments show a fifty prr
cent, increase for January.
Andrew Carnegie has offered a $25,000
library to Jackson, Tenn.
The Increased output of the Canadian
gold fields last year amounted to
The new library at Athens, Greece,
is now completed. It has room for
A little railway at Onset Bay, on
Cape Cod, operates the only bora# oar
ia New England. 1
THE NEWS EPITOMIZED
Senator Proctor, of Vermont, left
for Cuba, supposedly to investigate
conditions there for the Administration.
A delegation of Porto Ricans called
on President McKinley to protest
against the Hollander revenue lavr.
The orders detaching Rear-Admiral
Schley from the command of the
South Atlantic station were mailed to
him. He is directed to return home I
and wait orders. ?
James McCallum, son-in-law of the
late John Sherman, was appointed to
edit tl laws of Congress.
The Senate adjourned sine die.
Several navy and marine corps officers
were advanced for gallantry in
China and the Philippines.
Rear-Admiral Francis T. Bowles assumed
his duties as chief constructor
of the navy.
The reports that Lord Pauncefote,
the British Ambasador. would remain
in Washington were confirmed.
Senator William P. Frye, of Maine,
was re-elected unanimously President
pro tem. of the Senate.
The War Department received from
Judge Taft at Manila a highly encouraging
report on the condition of affairs
in the Philippines.
OUR ADOPTED ISLANDS.
The municipal budget of Havana.
Cuba, amounts to $2,350,000. which is
$000,000 in excess of last year's budget.
The leper colony in the Hawaiian
Islands will have self-government.
General Mariano de Dios, a noted
Filipino leader, has surrendered.
Colonel Gardner. Thirtieth Volunteer
Infantry, was appointed Civil Governor
of Tayabas Province, P. I.
More than 41.000 natives of Panay,
P. I., took the oath of allegiance to the
The Administration has no purpose
of increasing the military force in
The Cuban Constitutional Convention
decided to continue its sessions
and treat with the United States.
The first Territorial Legislature of
Hawaii be^an its sessions in Honolulu.
Mrs. John H. Allen was acquitted of
of instigating the murder of her husband,
a wealthy merchant, at Ottumwa,
Secretary Gage, in Chicago, said he
feared no tariff war as the result of
his order placing a countervailing duty
on Russian sugar.
Deputy Sheriff Halman, of Calaveras
County. Cal., was killed while trying
to arrest two highwaymen.
The new battleship Illinois had a
satisfactory builders' test trial.
Robbers murdered Mrs. Jerry Hess,
aged sixty-seven years, at Bladensburg,
The Malone officials captured fortyrMght
Chinameu on the border north of
Malone, N. Y. They were placed in
City Treasurer John L. Walters, of
Charlottesville, Va., was killed by his
Andrew Carnegie gave money for
five new libraries, including Springfield,
111.: Lincoln, 111.; Davenport,
Iowa; Sheboygan, Wis., aud Cohoes,
The Kansas Legislature adjourned
after sixt.v-threp days' session, during
which 427 bills were passed.
Paris Gibson, a Democrat, was elected
from Montana to the United States
The Delaware Legislature adjourned
without electing United States SenafA
fill fhn frrn vor?nnnloQ in flip
State. v ! * '
An escaped pray wolf was shot in
the Public Gardens of Boston, Mass.
The town of Wills-Point, Texas, was
partly destroyed by a tornado. Five
?hildren were killed and several persons
During a free fisht at Hindman, Ky.,
Benton Messeus shot and killed Rufus
Wooten and John Everage.
Three men were arrested in North
Carolina for the lynching of a white
Mrs. Myrtle Webster was arrested,
charged with killing her husband at
Topeka. Kan. Webster's throat was
cut while he slept. Mrs. Webster is
thought to be insane.
William Wisely, colored was jailed
at Knobnostor. Mo., charged with the
murder of Nellie Allen, a seventeenyear-old
The Grand Jury at Anderson. S. C.,
recommends the indictment of farmers
for holding negroes in slavery.
Despondent orer his recent discharge
from the Duluth Diocese of the Catholic
Church, the Rov. Francis Budziowski
shot himself through the heart at
Minneapolis, Minn. Death was instantaneous.
Isaac La Rue. eighty-seven years old,
inventor of the system of using colors
on steamboat stacks, died at Plainfleld,
China's appeal to the United States
concerning intervention in Manchuria
will be ignored.
President Cnmpos Salles, of Brazil,
gave assurance that the Republic is
not in peril from a monarchist plot.
The differences between the Sultan
or TurKey and rne ivneuive 01
Bavarians celebrated the eightieth <J
anniversary of the birth of their Regeut,
M. Beau will succeed M. Pichon as
French Minister to China.
The British naval estimates show an
increase of over $2,000,000, chiefly for
new warships, five vessels of the Holland
submarine type being Included.
Lord Pauncefote, the British Ambassador
at Washington, was appointed
a member of the Privy Council.
Henry White, the secretary of the
American Embassy at London, bought
a house in Whitehall Gardens, overlooking
the Thames Embankment.
The Russian Government decreed a
demobilization of troops in Transhaiklia
to pu' down the Kan-Su rebellion
under Prince Tuau.
The British land-forces are to be increased
by 120,500 regulars and 40,000
It was understood at Berlin that the
Imperial Chancellor has directed
Count Von Waldersee to cease preparations
for further operations.
General Kitchener granted a seven
days' armistice to General Botha in
Evidences that the Brazilian Government
is carefully guarding against a
monarchist uprising are reported.
At Constantinople the representatives
of Young Turkey threaten to
meet with violence any violence on the
part of the Government.
The Former President Dies of Pneumonia
at Indianapolis, Ind.
HiS ILLNESS FATAL IN SIX DAYS
The Disease Developed From an Attack
of the Grip?He Passed Away Without
a Sign of Recognition of His Relatives
? Son and Daughter Failed to
R?ach the Honse Before Death Came.
Indianapolis, Ind.?Benjamin Harrison.
former President of the United
States, died at 4.45 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon. His death was quiet and
painless, there being a gradual sinking
until the end came, which was marked
by a single gasp for breath as life departed
from the body of the great
statesman. The relatives, with a few
exceptions, and several of his old and
tried friends, were at the bedside when
he passed away.
None of General Harrison's children
was present at his death. Neither
Russell Harrison nor Mrs. McKee had
reached the city, although both were
hurrying on their way as fast as steam
could carry them.
Tlie group at toe oeusiue iiiciuueu
Mrs. Harrison, William H. H. Miller,
Samuel Miller, his son; the Rev. Dr.
M. L. Haines, pastor of the First Presbyterian
Church, which General Harrison
hail attended for eo many years;
-> ^ FORMER PRESIDENT
Secretary Tibbett, Drs. Jameson and
Dorsey, Colouel Daniel M. Ransdell,
Sergeant-at-Arms of the United States
Senate and a close personal friend of
the dead statesman; Clifford Arrick.
and the two nurses who have been in
constant attendance. General Harri
soil S UVU S1SLC13 aau ill! uuut ircic
Mrs. Harrison kneeled at the righthand
side of the bed, her husband's
right hand grasped in hers, while Dr.
Jameson held the left hand of the
dying man, counting the feeble pulse
beats. In a few moments after the
friends had been summoned to the
room the end came, Dr. Jameson announcing
the fact. The silence that
fell on the sorvowing watchers by the
bedside was broken by the voice of
Dr. Haines raised in prayer, supplicating
consolation for the bereaved
tvife and family.
The story of the General's illness is
brief. On Wednesday afternoon he
walked downtown appparently in the
best of health to visit his old law partners,
Miller & Elam." At night he was
well enough to make a social call. He
was well when he arose Thursday
morning, but shortly after breakfast
at 9 he was seized with a chill.
Tim r>hvoi^ion<5 whn wprp summoned
Immediately said the chill was an evidence
of grip. Not until Saturday did
the General's condition give his family
and friends cause for alarm. Then
the left lung showed inflammation,
and pneumonia developed rapidly.
General Harrison's wealth Is variously
estimated, public opinion rating
it as high as half a million dollars.
Those who are best informed about
the former President's affairs, however,
say he was worth about $300,000.
CAREER OF GENERAL HARRISON.
Began Life as a Poor Boy and Advanced
Himself to Nation's Highest Officer.
Benjamin Harrison, twenty-third
President of the United States, grandson
of a President, and great-grandson
of a signer of the Declaration of
Independence, was the son of a farmer,
John Scott Harrison. His blrthnlnce
was the farm near North Bend.
Ohio, which came to John Scott Harrison
when he married Miss Elizabeth
Irwin. The date of his birth ia August
20, 1833. He remained on the
farm until he was sixteen, one of a
'family of six children, piously reared
by a sweet-tempered mother, who performed
her own housework, including
the knitting of endless stockings.
From the country school at the age
Three rhlldren Perish In a Fire.
During the absence of the parents,
the residence of Guy Williams, near
Washington, Tenn., w;.s destroyed,
and their three children, aged one,
three and five years, were burued to
Assasnlna After Qneon TVIlhelmlno.
Acting on representations from The
Hague. Holland, Roumanian police
have been instructed to watch certain
persons at Jnssy, suspected of being
engaged In a conspiracy agaiusi
Queen Wilhelinina and her husband.
Anti-Tax Rioting in Spain,
While officials collecting the octroi
at Madrid, Spain, were maltreating
* Ti-nrkmnn who had attempted to
evade the tax, a large crowd gathered,
angrily protesting, and the affair culminated
in a riot. The gendarmes
dispersed the demonstrators. Serious
riots are reported from several towns
in Catalonia and Cardova.
American Flour For China.
Contracts have been closed at Taco
ma. Wash., by a Chinese firm for 50,000
barrels of flour per month for shipment
to China during the year.
of sixteen, Benjamin went to Cincin
nati. entering Farmer's College. Her
political science grew to engross hie
above all other studies, and here h
discovered his power in debate. Fron
Farmer's College he went to Miam
University at Oxford, Ohio.
Before he left college Benjamin Hai
rison had determined to become \
lawyer. Upon graduating he was r
ceived into the law office of Storer <!
Guyune, of Cincinnati. Two year
later be married Caroline Lavini
Scott, daughter of a seminary princ
pal in Oxford. They Degau rue won
with $800, derived from the sale of
Cincinnati lot which he had inheritec
He moved to Indianapolis, where h
set up a law office.
In a one-story cottage, where Mri
Ilarison did her own housework, an
the husband carried wood and wate
mornings before going to his office, i
1S54, their first child ? Russell?wa
bom. Four years afterward thei
daughter, Mary, who was to becom
Mrs. McKee and a person of influenc
in the White House, was born. Whe
she was two years old Harrison wa
elected to his first political office?R<
porter of the Supreme Court.
When the Civil War broke out. at tb
request of Governor Morton, he raise
a company and was commissioned
second lieutenant, then captain, an
afterwards colonel of the Seventeent
Indiana Regiment. With that reg
ment he went to the front, bi
had little opportunity to distil
guisb himself, his command onl
having guard or garrison duty (
do. An opportunity soon came, hoT
ever, and at Resaca he achieved r<
nown. It was then, according to hi;
tory, that General Hooker rode up t
him and'said: "By God. Ben Harrlsoi
I'll make you a brigadier for tms day
work." Shortly afterward Colon*
Harrison was brevetted a brigadie
general. General Harrison served wit
nrilhnnl Inlitrxr until thp Pfli
of the war.
General Harrison was elected to th
United States Senate in 1880, and fille
that office for six years. As a mernbe
of the Foreign Affairs Committee li
assisted in the consideration an
amendment and united in the unani
mous favorable committee report ol
and voted in the Senate for. the Ch:
nese Restriction bill. His Senate ten
expired on March 4. 1887. and he the
returned to the practice of his profci
In the Chicago convention, iu Jun(
1SSS, he was nominated as the cand
date of the Republican party for Pre:
ident of the United States, and wa
selected on the eighth oallot. He ra
as an avowed protectionist and wa
elected, defeating Grover Clevelam
He was inaugurated twenty-thir
President of the United States Marc
4, 1889. His Administration is famou
foi the passage of the McKlnley bil
a high tariff measure: the negotiatio
of several commercial and reciproclt
treaties and controversies with Chil<
Italy and Great Britain, growing ou
of the Chilean revolution; the New Oi
leans lynching and the Bering Se
I difficulty. He was renominated fc
President on tbe first bnliot in Minn<
apolis on June 10, 1S92, and was d(
feated at the polls by Grover Clevi
General Harrison's public service
were valuable to the country after b
left the Presidential chair. He a)
peared for the republic of Vencznel
as the agent before the tribunal i
which Chief Justice Fuller and Assis
ant Justice Brewer were selected t
represent that country, and was ass<
elated with General Benjamin I
General Harrison was twice mnrrie<
His second wife was Mrs. Mary Lor
Dimmick. The wedding took plac
in April. 18015, and in Februarj'. 189'
a baby girl was born. General Harr
son was then sixty-four and his wif
twenty years younger.
Negro Burned byf Texan Mob.
As a culmination to many excitin
scenes of a few days John Hendei
son. the negro who murdered Mrs
Valley Younger at the family hom(
near Corsicana. Texas, paid the per
alty of his crime by being burned a
the stake by a mob comprised o
citizens from all over the surroundin
Revenue Stamp Cierit sjduu ou?ri,
It was discovered in the office of th
United States Revenue Collector, a
Rending. Penn.. that Stamp Clert
Irvin Becker was short $2o(SS in hi
stamp account. The four bondsme
of Mr. Becker were notified and the
promptly made the amount good. Mi
Becker was unable to account for th
present discrepancy. Pending fur the
investigation the office is in charge c
Clerk Cranston, while Mr. Becker i
assisting the officials to solve th
shortage. lie has held the office fo
four years at $1300 a year.
Murdered For S300.
George Hearn, aged sixty-five years
was murdered at Harrington, Del. Hi
body with the head crushed was foun
behind a mill in which he formerl
worked. His pockets were turned ic
side out, and It is believed that hi
murderers must have secured abou
$300. There Is no clue to the murdei
ers, but tramps are suspected.
Drought in Brazil.
There is great distress in Gear.'
Brazil, because of the long drought
One family of sis persona starved t
KILLED Id AN EIPLOSIOS
1 Employes of a Chicago Laundry
Buried Under-the Debris.
s SCORES INJURED, SOME FATALLY
^ The CaaM of the Boiler Explosion Is a
^ Mystery as the Engineer is Among
e the Dead ? Majority of the Victlmf
*? "!-* ?w??ai?!r T1i?afr# Knildlnc I
' In Raln??The Work of Rescue;
(t Chicago.?From the explosion of a
D boiler of tho Doremus laundry, occapying
part of the old Waverly Theatre
e building, in West Madison street,
e eight people wen instantly killed, for-'
D ty-two were injured and several ,&re
j missing. Several of the injured will
if The force of the explosion was so
^ terrific that buildings for blocks
j around were shaken as if by an earthb
quake and hundreds of windows were
i shattered. The cause of the explosion
>1 Is a mystery, and, as the engineer is
i dead, never may become known.
y The wreckage near the boiler and in
c the east part of the building at once
7' took fire, and the Fire Department, al*
& though at work five minutes after the
3- explosion, had great difficulty in extin0
guishing the flames. Through the
blinding clouds of dust and escaping
! steam could be seen struggling men. ;
J ? .-l, ?
itliu W LflilCU, OUUiC UL LliCUl uau UUL1CU
_ In wreckage.
The work of rescue began at once.
Here and therp dead bodies were
found, generally those of women, and
in two instances so frightfully mangled
that baskets were used by firemen
to carry them out.
Most of the dead were found In the
east end of the building, whei'e the
fire was hottest. Pinioned down under
tons of heavy timbers, crushed and.
mangled almost beyond identification,
and in one or two instances half1^
cooked, were found five of the dead.
Faint cries for help were heard from
two or three places under the piles of
brick and broken timbers, but these
ceased before they could be reached.
The explosion took place at a time
when many of the employes of the
laundry had gone to work, a time register
found in the ruins showing that
thirty-six had already reported for
duty, while two or three others were
known to have just entered the building.
Of these hardly one escaped inJury
of some sort.
In a restaurant owned by Peter';'.
Dean one of the fatalities occurred.
The rear of the restaurant was almost
opposite the boiler. Mr. Dean, his
wife and tvrn hr?v<i wprp pnHna> nf- the
time of the explosion which blew in
tne rear wall of the little establishment,
burying the Dean family. Win- .
iows along Madison stfreet were blown
to atoms, and many pedestrians were
;ut and bruised by the shower of glass.
'RESIDENT TO CROSS CONTINENT
(Vlll Make a Six Weeks' Tour With til*
Washington. D. C.?President Mc_
Kinley has given definite assurance to
his California friends that he will go,
r to the Pacific Coast this spring. The
11 Cabinet will accompany him. He will
d start, according to the present programme.
on Tuesday. April 30. and.
ie will proceed up the coast, probably as <
d far as Washington, returning through
r :he Northern Rocky Mountain States.
ie Several stops in Texas are contem?
plated, and there is talk that at El
'* Paso the President will meet a$d
' shake hands with President Diaz ofl*
Mexico. The stops on the coast will
11 oe numerous. Altogether, six weeks
n tvill he consumed in making the trip.
3" With the exception of General Harrison,
no other President ever made so
: extended a trip during his term of
office as that planned by Mr. McKin- B
n THE R?TE. '"
i 'ecreta^f'Gajje Takes Measures to Exp?>^|
dite a Final Decision. IBB
(1 Washington, D. C.?Information hag
h :eached the Treasury Department
s that a cargo of several thousand H
1, bags of Russia sugar has reached ^B
n iVew York City, and that the con-HI
y ?ignee has paid the countervailing ^B
3uty under protest, with a view tol|
it bringing the case promptly before the^B
Board of General Appraisers. Secre-H|
a tary Gage has given instructions tbat^B
?r the case be expedited in every pos-^B
i- sible way. flB
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? Hospital Razfld by a Mob. ^gj
Not discouraged by their failure to^B
is destroy the temporary smallpox hospi-^B
a tai in Ovann-A V .7. at which timers
> three of their number were arrested,
a mob, led presumably by the same per-M|
n sons, made another and thoronghly^H
t- successful attempt to destroy the^H
0 building, this time by chopping
3- down with axes, and the building isB|
\ now a complete wreck, the loss falling^H
upon the contractor. Benjamin FinnerBH
1. an. who had not turned over the build-^B
d ing to the health authorities. Bfl
7, S aveholdev Drops Dead. HH
i- P. B. Allen, owner of the largest^!
e plantation in Anderson County, S. C.^H
worth more than $100,000, and one o^H
the men presented by the Grand Jurj^H
in the slavery cases, drove into Colum^H
bla, S. C., from his plantation, hean^H
=> the news of the presentment an<^H
" dropped dead in the presence of J. SHB
[' Fowler, one of the other indicted men.HH
'* Iron and Steel Trade Active. ^B9
1 The iron and steel trade shows InflH
* creased activity, and large buying o^H
? crude material for steel purposes haj^H
caused a further advance in prices.
Three Handed 011 Same Scaffold.
- ? ^ nr:n:?^
0 Jtviruy uruves, umiuui ouuuwu
it Henry Brooks, negroes, were liange^H
on the same scaffold, at Richmond^H
s Little River County, Ark., for murdei^H
n Ing Edward Evans, white, and Franl^B
y Hopsou, colored. Bfl|
0 Made Treasurer of the Philippines. IM
r Frank A. Brannigan. disbursing oflS^H
,f cer to the American Philippines Coh^H
a sion, has been appointed Treasurer o^^B
e the Philippine Archipeiago at a yearlHI
r salary of $0000. Brannigan furniske^H
bonds in $200,000.
Labor "World. |BH
The number of women engaged i^H|
g the factories of Finland is 19,395. ' UH
j In the United States about twehHB
v thousand persons are engaged makinflB
s Armed men are guarding the LeaiHH
it ;oal mines at Seattle, Wash., whei^Hfl
the men are on strike. Ml
About half the firemen of Washin^^B
ton. D. C., have organized to secui^H
better pay and shorter hours. K9
l( Blast furnace employes of the Mfl9
I boning Valley, Ohio, are organizing
j loin the American Federation of L^H|