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I Tired Out
"I wai very poorly and could I
hardly get about the house. I was
tired out all the time. Then I tried
Ayer's Sarsaparilla, and it only
took two bottles to make me feel
perfectly well."? Mrs. N. S. Swinney,
Tired when you go to
bed, tired when you get
up, tired all the time,
why? Your blood is im
| pure, that's the reason.
Vou are living on the
border line of nerve exhaustion.
Sarsaparilla and be
quickly cured. SftijSS:
Ask your doctor what he thinki of Ayer'a
8ir??parilla. He knows all about this (rand
old family medicine, follow hU adrlce and
we will b? satisfied.
J. C. atks Co, Lowell, vui.
A Keen Obrerrer.
Prince Edward of Wales appears to
be a been observer for one of such tender
years. A story is being told which
illustrates this. It happened during
some or nis eariy meojogieai hiuuico
when a kind teacher -was endeavoring
to convey to him some Idea of the future
abode of bliss. She told him that
there all men and -women would be
completely equal In happiness. He
meditated over this thoughtfully and
then inquired: "Shall we all, everybody.
be really equal?" "Yes, my
dear.'' "All of us, really?" "Yes, darling."
"Great-grandma," referring to
Queen Victoria, "and all?" "Yes, darling.
even great-grandma." "I am quite
sure," said the young prince decidedly,
"that great-grandma won't like that at
all. Quite sure."?London Tatler.
The classified civil service now embraces
134,017 positions. N. Y.?19
An ideal Woman's Medicine,
So says Mrs. Josie Irwin, of
325 So. College St., Nashville,
Tenn., o! Lydla E. Pinkham's
Never in the history of medicine has
the demand for one particular remedy
,lor female diseases equalled that at 'tained
by Lvdia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound, and never
during1 the lifetime of this wonderful
medicine has the demand for it been
o great as it is to-day.
From the Atlantic to the Pacific,
and throughout the length and breadth
of this great continent come the glad
tidings of woman's sufferings relieved
by it, and thousands upon thousands
ox letters are pouring in from grateful
women saying that it will and positively
does cure the worst forms of
Mrs. Pinkham invites all wo >>ft
orn nii77lpd n 1 >f> 111
UU^ll If 1IV M1V
their health to write her at Lynn,
Mass., for aavice. Such correspondence
is seen by women only,
and no elm"""' i* made.
The Vornciou* North S?-a.
Heligoland is not the only land which
is gradually giving way before the continued
onslaughts of the North Sea. A
strip of thirty-six miles of English
coast between Flamborough and Spurn
Head toses on an average two yards
and a quarter, or thirty acres, a year.
Over a mile has gone since the Norman
conquest. Nothing has yet been devised
to stop the inroads of the waves.
A Sperm Whale'i Diet.
As many as fourteen seals have been
taken from the stomach of a sperm
whale, says Nature, and his ordinary
diet consists of squids, which often
weigh several tons.
Recent British experience is claimed
to show that propeller blades of circu
lar shape have a much more'powerful
grip of the water than those of oval
The 1902 prune crop of Oregon la
estimated commercially at 15,000,000
The old, invariable virtue of '
I St. Jacobs Oilj
X makes it the king cure for <
W U11U "
v Price, 25c. and 50c. <
"the postoffice wuibi
Investigation to Extend to All Largi
Cities, Says Mr. Payne.
THE STORY OF AN AUTOMOBILI
A Costly Machine Bought For the Nei
York Office, Ostensibly For Bnslnes
I'nrposes, Bnt Keally For Private Us?The
Inqalry Will Embrace Ever;
Phase of Administration.
"Washington, D. C.?Postmaster Yai
Cott's automobile was the upperruos
topic In the Postofflce Department in
vestigation a few days ago. The In
formation to be had at the departmen
is that the automobile Is a good one
and that It cost nearly $3000. It wai
bought by Mr. Beavers, the late heac
of the salaries and allowance division
on pretext that it was a daily neces
sity to carry money from the mail
postofflce In New York City to the banl
for deposit, and for safety and dispatcl
an automobile was Indispensable.
Mr. Van Cott, It seems, did not as!
for the machine and did not realiz<
that the office could not get alonj;
without one. Mr. Beavers practically
gave him the machine. It is of th<
coupe pattern, with the platform foi
the chauffeur up behind. The front Is
curved and of the finest plate glass.
From accounts received at the de
partment It has not been used so mucl
for the transportation of money froir
the postofflce to the bank as for per
sonal pleasure, and the statement was
made by a prominent official at th(
department that It is believed the rea!
motive In buying the machine was t(
provide an automobile for Mr. Beavers
use in ftew York City.
Postma&ter-General Payne said to the
twenty newspaper men who made theii
customary call late in the afternooi
that the investigation authorized bj
Congress wguld take in all the first
ciass postomces 01 me country. j.ut
scope of the inquiry will embrace everj
phase of administration, including pos
sible extravagance and dishonesty, nnc
any other thing that had been or might
be suggested as meriting investigation
He had conferred with the President
about that general investlgatior
early last session of Congress, he said.
When the Idea was first considered
there was no talk of dishonest practices
any more than the general matter oi
extravagant and wastful methods and
practices In the purchase of supplies,
Latex*, when charges of all sorts of Irregularities
were made, the present in
vestigation was precipitated, and th(
pending inquiry had developed a good
deal that had not been contemplated
in the original plan.
There was a revival of comment oe
the recent visit of Senator Lodge tc
Washington, to see the PostmasterGeneral.
It Is denied positively, however,
that Mr. Lodge came here as the
President's personal representative oi
that he had told Mr. Payne that the
latter would be forced out of the Cab
inet if he did not at once suspend A,
W. Machen, the Chief of Free Delivery
from office pending the conclusion ol
It is true that Mr. Lodge did appea]
to Mr. Payne in the strongest terms tc
I suspend Machen, but he did not men
tion the President nor make any allusion
to Mr. Payne's possible retire
ment from the Cabinet. He put tht
matter on party grounds and said thai
Machen, as a matter of common de
cency, should not stay in the .department
while he was under investigation
Mr. Payne said that he had not yel
taken any action looking to Machen's
suspension or dismissal.
SWEPT FROM RIGGING INTO SEA.
Sailors In Wrecked Schooner Battle Foi
Canso. N. S.?The American fishing
schooner Glorlania, Captain George
Stoddart, of Gloucester, ran ashore
during a thick fog on the cliffs ir
Whale Cove, near White Point Ledges
and fifteen of the crew, including the
captain, were drowned out of a total oi
The Gloriania left Sable Island bounc
for Canso, in a heavy easterly gal.'
and a thick fog. She brought up or
the inner reef in Whale Cove, buttec
against a cliff and fell off into the sea
When she strutk the cliff the three
survivors rushed out on the bowsprii
and climbed up on the rocks before J
receding -wave carried tne vessel on
again. Others of the crew started t(
lower the dories, but each boat was
smashed. Four of the crew jumpec
overboard and were dashed against tlx
i rocks. The others who were on th<
vessel took to the rigging, but one bj
one they were swept away. When das
dawned only one man was left in th(
rigging. When the survivors got as
sistance he was taken down, but h<
MIXED ON HISTORY. *
Kohne BeTarldge'i Sculptural Version o
the Charge at San Jnan. .
London.?The World says that Mrs
Kuhne Beveridge, the sculptor, has
taken a house in Park street and com
menced work on a monumental bas re
lief depicting the charge of the Rougl
Riders at San Jnan Hill. Preslden
' Roosevelt is leading the charge and ai
1 his feet lies Hamilton Fish.
Sergeant Hamilton Fish was killed a
1 Las Guaslinas several days before th<
? fight at San Juan.
Ill Health Cause ol Suicide.
Despondent through 111 health, H. E
Moran, of Helena, Mont., killed him
self at Baltimore, Md.
43,038,800 Taxable Property In Hewpor
The tax assessors of Newport, R. I
have completed their labors and turnei
over to the city clerk their books. A
stated by them the total valuation o
the city is placed at ?42.032.SOO. (livid
ed as follows: Real estate. $34.GG8,20C
personal estate. $7,304,000, on whic
the tax is S504.393.00.
Kins Edward Welcomed Homo.
King Edward was welcomed on hi
return to London by cheeking crowd
which lined his path from the raiivca
station to Buckingham PalacL*.
Three Men Fnll Dead.
> 'J.uree suuuuii uuuuis ucvurrea 111 iij
> streets of Boston, Mass., within a da;
J In all cases heart disease was tli
! cause. William Jones, eighty-one yoai
> old; John H. Buckley, seventy-foi
J years old, and Alexander MeLou<
> forty-five years old, were the victims.
> Cuba's First Consul to Germany.
> The German Foreign Office hj
) granted the exequatur of the Cuba
> Consul-General, Senor Velez, at Han
> burg, who Is the first Cuban Consult
> officer to be appointed to a post J
I LAST ACT OF DYING MAN
Unknown to Family Left Death-Bed
a to Pav Insurance Premiums.
The Strange Case of a Cmnmlulon Merchant
of St. Loots, Mo.?Fact DI?7
covcred After H1r Death.
St. Paul, Mo.?From his dying bed
w Frank S. Powell arose, went down*
town and paid the premium on his
0 $5000 life insurance policy and re'
turned home without the knowledge of
his wife or anyone in the family. That
night he died.
1 The fact that he had even left the
t house did not become known until ne
gotiations toward settling up the policy
. were begun. In a statement of the circumstances
of Powell's death, Charles
W. Morgan, secretary of the Mer.
fhnnts' 'Ryohflncp whn mnnaered the
3 matter for the widow, told the insur1
ance company that Powell was confined
to his bed for seven days prior
to his death.
Later on the agent of the company
i called on Morgan and in the course of
j the conversation remarked that Mr.
^ Morgan had made a mistake in saying
that Powell had been kept at home so
? 'He was downtown and paid the pre*
; mlum to me the day before his death,"
' asserted the agent.
} Mrs. Powell was asked to decide the
I point. She was positive that she had
' been with him constantly during his
' illness, and that he certainly could not
have been outside the house without
j her knowledge. Told the agent's story,
j she recalled that her husband had
asked her to go downtown for some5
thing he desired and had asked her to
, tell other members of the family that
[ he was not to be disturbed while she
j was away. She said she had gone
i downtown by the most direct route
and had returned without delay.
> On her arrival home she found her
' husband in bed. He said nothing abqut
| having left the house, and did not menr
tion his life Insurance.
Powell was a well-to-do commission
, man. His illness had lasted barely a
; week, when it terminated fatally.
"It is the strangest case I ever en[
countered," said Mr. Morgan. "The
t evidence would seem conclusive that it
could not have been possible for Mr.
[ Powell to leave his home at all, and
' certainly not to go downtown and back
without being noticed by any one of
I his family. Yet the agent received the
. premium on the policy from Powell,
! whom he knew well. He recalls that
[ Powell looked pale, almost ghostly.
and had nothing to say. I am almost
' tempted to believe that, if there is any
such thing, Powell projected his astral
[ body into the presence of that agent
j and paid him the coin of the spirit
, land. It makes my flesh creep to think
1 ABUSES IN THE CONCO STATE.
American Missionary Tells of the Tyranny
of the Whites.
> London.?The Rev. William Morri
son, of Lexington, Va., a member of
> the American Presbyterian Mission,
. who is here on his way home after six
, years' work along the Kassai River,
, about 1200 miles in the interior of the
! Congo State, fully confirms the stories
of the abuses in the Congo administra[
> He has furnished an exhaustive re.
port on the situation to the Congo State
. authorities, to the American and Brit.
ish Ministers at Brussels, and to For;
elgn Secretary Landsdowne, detailing
t the results of his personal investiga.
tion. He shows that the situation is
. growing worse, as a result of the rubber
monopoly's introduction of forced
I labor, virtually amounting to slavery.
, On his way to tl?e coast Mr. Morrison
covered 800 miles of the Kassai River,
formerly thickly dotted with villages,
, and he says there are now less thau a
dozen villages there, the people having
fled into the forests to escape the tyranny
of the whites. The missionary i
p declares it is Impossible for the natives
! to get any redress from the Congo State
. officials for the flagrant abuses and
t cruelties to which they are subjected.
;| BANKER'S J3AUGHTER SLAIN.
She "Was Defending Her Father From a
' Boston, Mass.?Miss Nellie Sturte5
vant, daughter of .Tames Sturtevant,
1 President of the Medford Co-Operative
' Bank, "was shot down on her father's
doorstep on Sturtevant Terrace, Med^
ford, late at night by an unknown
1 The case is one of the most rnysf
terious which the police of that city
) have ever had to contend with. Jfhe
| young woman was shot at three tunes
' by her assassin, each of the bullets
J taking effect in her body.
i Miss Sturtevant was one of the best
\ known young women In the Hillside
7 district of this city. She was twenty
Ave years old. Jt?er ramuy is one 01 me
* oldest la the city and is highly re1
The assassin "was attempting to rob
Miss Sturtevant's father, as he was returning
from a bank meeting with a
t satchel filled with checks and money.
After the shooting the man jumped upon
a bicycle and escaped.
J BRITISH MONROE DOCTRINE.
* No Power Can Have a Nayal Vase In the
1 Persian Gnlf.
1 London.?Foreign Secretary Lanst
downe has proclaimed a British Monroe
Doctrine in the Persian Gulf.
"I say without hesitation," said the
t Foreign Secretary in the House of
? Lords, "that we should regard the establishment
of a naval base or a fortified
port in the Persian Gulf by any
other Power as a very grave menace to
' British interests, and we should cer*
tainly resist it with all the means at
' RESTRAINS 3000 STRIKERS.
^ Federal Court Bar? Interference With
f Freight tn Oinalia.
I- Omaha, Neb.?Judge Munger, in the
>; Federal Court, has issued a sweepiug
h injunction against the 3000 strikers.
The order restrains the striking
teamsters from interfering with freight
between warehouses and depots or dess
tined for other States; from congres
gating in large crowds on the streets, or
(1 in any way interfering with the transaction
e President Eliot, of Harvard, is sixtyr
nine years old.
ic Dr. Bertenson, one of the Czar's phy s
sicians, also professionally attends
ii* f!nunt Tolstoi
J. The Duchess of Marlborough's portrait
is to be placed in the National Library
John S. Cranston has been appointed
is head coach of the Harvard football
n eleven for J903.
a" The majority of ball players have
ir gray eyes. Gray eyes have a quicker
in and truer sight than eyes of any other
CRASH OF 8TE1EBS IN FOG
The Hamilton Sinks the Saginaw Cfl
the Virginia Coast.
AT LEAST A SCORE PERISH
The Wrecked Teasel Goes to the Bottom
Within a Few Minutes? Victims Asleep !
When Disaster Overtakes Them?Life*
boat, Filled With Fifteen Women, '
Swamps and All Drown.
Norfolk, Va.?Replete with the tragedy
and heroism which form so large
a part of the annals of the sea Is the
story of the sinking of the steamer
Saginaw, of the Clyde Line, from Rich,
mond and Norfolk, for Philadelphia,
and the drowning of at least twenty of
her passengers and crew off the Virginia
coast. The steel prow of the
steamer Hamilton, of the Old Dominion
Line, from New York City for Norfolk,
cut off twenty feet of the Saginaw's
stern, as though it was so much cheese,
and then, in the darkness of fog so thick
that objects a boat's length away could
hardly be discerned, with the almost
bisected Saginaw sinking, as the waters
rushed in, ensued a shipwreck scene
more thrilling than which the pages
of fact have seldom recorded.
From both steamers boats were lowered
into the pit of the fog amid the
clamor of panic and the silence of despair
from passengers who had been
aroused from sound sleep and rushed
on deck to see the water pouring into
the ship. As the first boat from the
Saginaw's side struck the water it capsized,
and fourteen negro women sank.
With the roar of a battleship's broadside
the decks of the Saginaw burst
and belched forth freight, crew and
passengers into the sea. Lashed to a
mast above it all was Captain Tunnell,
with some of his ribs broken, and
others of the crew and passengers who
had taken refuge there, and amid the
wreckage, the struggling and the
drowned sped the lifeboats of the Hamilton,
picking up those who had kept
- A *. \\TUrx~, +1?A GnMnA-nr annlr a
UUUttU ?T uca LJ1C kjuaiuun ciiiAivy u
few minutes after the collision, there
went to the bottom with her some who
had been killed In their bunks by parts
of the cargo, which had fallen on
The list of the dead and missing, so
far as known, is as follows: Passengers?A.
Gilmore, P. L. Pendleton,
Florence Newby, Edna Ward, M. E.
Jones and Mary Robertson. CrewEdward
Goslee, first mate; William
Bitters, first assistant engineer; Mnry
Anderson, stewardess; , cook;
William Morris, steward; unknown colored
waiter; Peter Swanson, missing.
The scene of the wreck was about
fourteen miles offshore between Winter
Quarter Lightship -and Fenwick Island
Lightship. The first officers of both
steamers were at the wheel, both were
proceeding under reduced speed and
both were sounding their fog sirens,
each hearing the other. Captain R. B.
"It was clear when we left New York
City, but we ran into a fog bank four
miles north of Egg Harbor, the fog
lasting until we reached Cape Charles.
It was about 4.40 o'clock a. m., and
we were proceeding at about nine
knots an hour. We had been under
reduced speed since encountering the
fog. We could not see a snip s lengtn
ahead, when we heard a whistle on the
starboard bow two points ahead. We
stopped the Hamilton and then l heard
another whistle. Suddenly the Saginaw
loomed up three points ou the
bow, and the Saginaw attempted to
run across the Hamilton's bow. We
backed at full speed, but sttuck the
Saginaw on the port quarter. In a
vefy short time she went down. When
the Hamilton backed off she was
settling. We lowered two boats, but
meanwhile the Saginaw had lowered
her boats and a raft. I picked up two
of these boats and the raft."
When the Saginaw was sighted after
the first impact her stern was under
water and her bow was high in the
air. Panic stricken people rushed over
her decks and scrambled toward the
Ik-w. A boat fronvthe Hamilton saved
Second Officer W. L. Morris and the
colored stewardess of the Saginaw,
who were in the lifeboat that capsizeu.
The woman died In the Hamilton's
boat. She had been held up by First
Mate Goslee, of the Saginaw, who sank
himself as the Hamilton's boat reached
The other two boats and the life raft
lowered from the Saginaw and the
Hamilton's two boats picked up the
people who clung to floating wreckage,
but so quickly did the Saginaw sink
that when the lifeboats of the Hamilton
reached her nothing but the topmasts
were visible, with the men cling,
ing to them. The lifeboats took them
The Hamilton hovered around the
sconu of the wreck for more than an
hour, but no sign of life could be seen
among the mass of floating freight
Two bodies, one of a rann and the other
of a woman, clad in nightgowns, were
seen drifting between bales of cotton
and cases of goods.
The Hamilton has been in several
serious collisions since she was
launched In 1899, at Roach's yard,
i Chester. Pa. On June 13, 1900, she
struck and sink the steamship Macedonia,
seriously damaging her own
bows. Ten days later she sank the
schooner John H. Ker, and on October
7, of the same year, she sank the
schooner A. A. Shaw.
Waterloo Vet?r?n Dies at 105.
Louis Reep, of West Bay City, Mich.,
Is dead at the age of 105. It Is said he
was in the Battle of Waterloo under
Salvador Mast Pay Up,
The State Department, in Washington,
has cabled Instructions to Minister
Merry to notify Salvador that she Is expected
to settle the El Triunfo claim
without delay. This is expected to
produce some definite statement of Salvador's
Doorcase 'n Navies Favored.
The Italian Under Secretary of State
said that Mr. Balfour had declared that
Great Britain was ready to diminish
h?r navy if the other Powers would
follow the same course.
Head of Steel Trust Re-Elected.
Hhnrles M. Schwab, at a meeting of
the Bonrd of Directors of the United
States Steel Corporation, in New York
City, was unnnimously re-elected to
serve as President for the ensuing
year. All the present officers of the
corporation were re-elected. Senator
John F. Dryden, of New Jersey, was
elected a director to take the place of
the late Abram S. Hewitt.
Bank Bobber* Get S3000. , ,
'About $3000 was taken from the
Merchants' State Bank of Freeman, S,
D., by robber8. who escaped.
GIRL STRANGELY SLAIN
A Priest Charged With Murder at
Tracked by Bloodhounds to His Bed Ik
Hospital?Victim'* Brother, Also a
Priest, Believes 111 in Innocent.
Loraine, Ohio.?The Rev. Ferdinand
\\alzer, a Toledo priest, was arrested,
charged with the murder of Miss
Agatha Reichlin. Mr. YValzer was a
guest at the Reichlin home when the
crime was committed. He was taken
to the county jail at Elyria.
The Rer. Mr. Walzer celebrated his
silver jubilee at St. Joseph's College,
Rensselaer, Ind., on March 15. He was
fifty-one years old. On the Sunday
following his jubilee a great reception
at Sacred Heart Church was tendered
to him. He had been assistant pastor
of Sacred Heart Church, In Toledo,
for about six months.
Mr. Walzer came to Loraine as a
guest of the Rev. Charles Reichlin, pastor
of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, in
this city. The latter was called to Kelly's
Island to officiate at a funeral late
in the afternoon. At his home he left
his sister and housekeeper, Agatha,
and a younger brother. Casimer, to entertain
the visiting priest. During the
night, according to the story of Mr.
Walzer, he heard screams from the
room occupied by the girl, and declared
that he trained the liallwav lust in
time to see a man disappearing through
an open window.
When Mr. Reichlin reached his sister's
room she was dead. Her head
had been pounded nearly to a pulp
with a rock or some blunt'instrument.
Bloodhounds were brought here from
Fort Wayne, Ind., and given the scent
of the murderer. The dogs circled
round the house several times and finally
went to the room occupied by the
priest on the night of the murder. They
again took the trail and led the ofecers
directly to St. Joseph's Hospital, where
the priest slept on the following night.
He was found at the hospital and
placed under arrest, the officers claimnig
there were many suspicious circumstances
against him, in addition to the
bloodhounds following his trail. The
priest showed no excitement when
placed under arrest and declared that
he was innocent.
Before he was locked up in the county
jail Walzer repeatedly declared his
"Oh, my God!" he cried. "What e
position to be in! I came to Loraine
to have a quiet visit and this had to
happen. I am as innocent as a baby.
I have nothing to offer in defense.
They will have to prove me guilty."
Mr. Reichlin. in a sermon, declared
his belief that his sister was not murdered
President Sent Him Sleasage on Annl*
erjarjr of Manila Fight.
Washington, D. C.?President Roosevelt
recognized the anniversary of the
great naval victory In Manila Bay. five
years ago, by sending the following
personal telegram to Admiral Dewey
"Admiral George Dewey, U. S. N.:
"On this anniversary of your great
services to the Nation. I wish you all
possible happiness and a long life.
% "THEODORE ROOSEVELT."
The delivery of this message was delayed
because Admiral Dewey was at
sea on the Mayflower inspecting the
North Atlantic fleet on the anniversary,
and did not receive the message until
his arrival in this city.
DICUAD UIIRUT nFAD.
Methodist Divine Hnd Been In Failing
Health For Two lenri.
Washington, D. C.?Bishop John
Fletcher Hurst, of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, is dead.
Bishop Hurst had been in failing
health for nearly two years, and for
more than a year It had been recognized
that -a fatal termination of hia
malady was but a question of months.
He was stricken with paralysis in
London last September a year ago,
when attending the Ecumenical Conference.
The news of President McKinley's
assassination prostrated him,
and the shock brought on rapidly the
decline that finally ended in his death.
TEXAS FAMILY BUTCHERED.
Mother and Sou Chopped Up and Father's
Braini Blown Out.
Ennis, Texas.?Xews" has reached
here of a triple tragedy in B'-istol, an
inland town ten miles north. Mrs.
Lineburger. a woman of about sixty,
and hpr son Vestus were found dead,
both having been chopped to pieces
with an axe.
The husband and father. W. C. Lineburger,
seventy years old, later was
found 011 his farm, four miles north
nf Bristol, with his brains blown out
with a shotgun.
The Lineburgers came here from
Tennessee. No cause for the tragedy
RESIDENTS ABANDON FRANK:
Town Pronounced Unsafe a? More of tn?
Mountain May Fall.
St. Paul, Minn.?A dispatch from
Frank, N. W. T., says that the citizens
are leaving the town, as Engineer McHenry.
of the Canadian Pacitic Railroad,
has stated that the remaining
peak of the mountain Is creeping
At a mass meeting Premier Haultain
stated that the town was unsafe. The
railroad is providing special trains for
those who desire to remove. The railroad
itself Is moving its rolling stock,
and everything is being done to avert
Automobiles Shut Out of Suffolk. Vs.
The Town Council of Suffolk, Va.,
has prohibited the use on the streets
of automobiles or other vehicles propelled
by steam, gasoline or electricity
which make noise sufficient to. frighten
horses. Automobile accidcnts caused
Big Indian Flacno Mortality. ,
According to an official statement the
weekly plague mortality in India ex- j
coeds thirty thousand persons. The infected
area includes nine British provinces
and fifty-one native States.
Conrt-Martlal to Try Murder Case. |
The Navy Department, at Washing-,
ton. has detailed a court-martial which
will try William Anthouy, a colored
sailor on the Olympia, for killing another
colored sailor while the ship was
In the maneuvres. It will be the first
murder trial in the Navy for many
Killed Wife In ? Quarrel.
Mrs. Edward Morrison T?as killed by
her husband, at Henderson, 111. Her
husband levelled a gun at her brother
Jn a quarrel, and "the woman jumped
between the men. J
IINOR EVEHTSOF THE WEEK
Senator Lodge urged Postmaster*
General Payne to remove Superintendent
Maehen. Mr. Payne declined to
act as Mr. Lodge suggested.
f ho TTnlfpri Stnloa Siirtrpmp Court de
elded that the statute relative to bribery
at elections of persons protected by
the Fifteenth Amendment Is unconstitutional.
Secretary Hay asked China to make
Pekin an open port, a course that
would render the carving of China
The opinion of the United States Supreme
Court in the Alabama case, refusing
the petition of negro voters for
relief from disfranchisement, was made
Attorney-General Knox appointed J.
C. McReynoIds, of Tennessee, Assist*
ant Attorney-General, to succeed
James M. Beck, resigned.
Secretary Hay expressed regret to
the Russian Government that he misunderstood
Its purpose as to Manchuria.
The case of the United States on the
Alaskan boundary question was delivered
to the British Ambassador In
OUB ADOPTED ISLA2TD8.
Three vessels for the Philippines
coastguard fleet, built in Japan, were
found to be defective.
Of ten deaths .lust reported in the
Army In the Philippines, seven were
do? to cholera.
It is expected that the Pacific table
will be completed to Manila by July 4,
and that President Roosevelt and Governor
Taft will exchange messages on
O. G. Milne, postmaster of Tacloban,
Island of Leyte, P. I., was convicted
of misappropriating funds.
Governor Callles, of Laguna Province,
and a party of volunteers captured
RIos, the fanatical Filipino lender
in that part of th? Island of Luzon,
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court atfirmed
a ruling which refused to grant
a charter to a Christian Science Association.
Struck by a Georgia Railroad train.
Major James W. Warren, secretary to
the Governor of Georgia, was killed at
A torp?do factory in Cleveland, Ohio,
blew up, killing many of the employes,
and wrecking all the neighboring buildings.
The election of United State Senators
by direct vote was defeated by the
In a debate at Chapel Hill, N. C.,
Johns Hopkins University, of Baltimore,
Md., was defeated by the University
of North Carolina team.
To secure the repeal of obnoxious
Sunday closing laws at Pensacola,
Fla., fifteen citizens had every business
stopped for the day.
His money gone in speculation, Bernado
Bueno, formerly a millionaire
Cuban planter, killed himself in New
Hallman Sims pleaded guilty to embezzling
$94,000 from Capital City National
Bnnk, at Atlanta, Ga., and was
sentenced to six years in prison. Sims
was once prominent In social circles
A. i*. Kussen, postomce ciers at
Knoxville, Tenn., was arrested for abstracting
a sack of registered mall.
Matt Hunter who, a year ago, at Mt.
Ayre, Iowa, shot and killed Homer
Holland, a college athlete, was sentenced
to twenty-five years in the Iowa
Thomas Moffatt, a wealthy farmer,
of Clifton Park, Saratoga County, N.
Y., died from burns received when attempting
to extinguish a brush fire.
At ihe second days' proceedings of
the St. Louis Fair dedication the
French Ambassador and the Spanish
Minister were the principal speakers.
William Williams, the oldest man in
Buffalo. N. Y.. is dead. He was 102
years old. having- been born in Portsmouth.
England. In 1801. Williams
never had been ill a day in his life.
Andrew. Carnegie,s offer of $150,000
for a library was accepted by the city
of Montreal, Que.
Thousands of poor Hebrews fled
from Kieff in consequence of reports
that an anti-Semitic crusade was lm-a
minent. Troops were patrolling the
Ten Turkish officers are reported to
have been killed in a battle with revolutionists
in the district of Mouastir.
King Edward left Paris and arrived
at Cherbourg, where he went on board
his yacht for England; an enormous
crowd acclaimed him in the streets of
Paris as he rode to the statipn with
Emperor William reviewed twentyfive
thousand Italian troops on a plain
near Rome; afterward he dhwd nv the
German Embassy and received the dip|
lomatic corps in Rome.
The Presidential message to the Argentine
Congress took an optimistic
view of that country's prospects.
It was authoritatively stated in
Shannghai that no Russian troops have
crossed the Yalu River.
A Mexican officer, Colonel Alns, was
killed in an ambuscade prepared by
hostile Maya Indians.
Saloniea, it appears, was thoroughly
mined, and only the premature attack
on the Ottoman bank prevented a genoi??i
1 rlaafmntiAn r\f frlua pltv
German politicians were much disturbed
over the unexpected success, of
the Socialists in the recent elections.
Quiet prevailed throughout San Domingo,
and political prisoners there
had been released.
The American and Japanese treaties
with China provide, among other
things, for the opening of Mancburian
United States Consul Langer at SoIlngen,
Prussia, was fined and sentenced
to one day in Jail for impertinence
to a local justice.
General James F. Bell, Interviewed
in London on General Miles' report on
the Philippines, declared all the alleged
cases had been investigated.
An appeal was issued by the United
Irish League asking Irishmen throughout
the world to start immediate subscriptions
to the Parliamentary fund of
? ?- - a xt ttt m
L,are reports rrom rruuK., ?. >v. x.,
are that fifty-six persons lost their
lives ill the landslide.
Emperor William and Queen Wilhelmina
were among those present; at the
wedding of the Grand Duke of SaxeWeimar
and Princess Caroline of
Reuss, at Buckeberg Castle.
Turkey declared Saloniea in state of
Luigl Arditi, the conductor and com*
coser. died in England.
r/ll V ? M (At * A A I l *1 I Al "f^flt ' fl
KILLtU IN A ULUn I HUUTOL |
Former Judge J. B. Marouri Mur- 8
derod in Jackson, Ky. j
He Wa* the lait Surviving Leader o* 'I
the Coclcrilli, \Yhn Had a Feud .-J8
With the nargliea. /
Lexington, Ky.?James B, Marcnm, J|
United States Commissioner in eastern H
Kentucky, former County Judge ot ':M
Jackson, Ky., and once prominent can- " 1
didate for the Court of Appeals, was 1
assassinated "while standing in front of "."-i
the court house uoor at Jackson. He
was shot in the head from behind bjr-*|9
some person standing in the dark hall ?!
This murder is another chapter in the J
long-standing feud existing in eastern ;.j
Kentucky between the Hargig- and \ 'v
Cockrill factions, in which in the last 1m
twetee months the lives of thirty-five
men have been sacrificed. Marcum
was the last recognized leader of the [Jg
The feud originated over a contest
for the office: of town marshal In 1896k 'M
as the result of which John O. Hargis
was killed by Jerry Cardwell. The.,
feud smouldered until the spring elec-'
tlon of 1901, when the Hargi? fa'ctJod
overran the independent ticket and g
took possession of the offices of County
Judge and Sheriff. Marcum was ft''
attorney for Teny and Davis, tte j
testants for these offices.
County Judge Tom Cockrill, a Card- J
well man, shot and killed Ben Hargis Sicj
in a saloon. Directly after this Dr. D:
B. Cox, the guardian of the Cockrill \:'M
bovs. was assassinated. Then Jim ^
Cockrill was sliot from a window in
the court house.
Marcum was Trrtrned to leave the .. >
county, and through spies he learned
of a plot to assassinate him. He fe-r , /*j
fused tor go and barricaded himself M jga
his house for seventy-two days. He
then slipped away, com lug to Lexln$*;v$?j
ton. He fought his opponent? in the
courts from this place.
NICARAGUA'S CIViL WAR,
K?ToIatfonlst* Claim SaccesM* ht
Panama.?The official news' emanatIng
from Managua, Nicaragua, to the J
effect that the revolution lias befen put . J
down, Is contradicted. The Nicaragua!* 4y
revolutionary Junta here has received ^
a report from General Emlllan'a Chamoro,
saying that the Nicaraguaa Gov-; V
emment steamer Once de JnTIo
been sunk by the rebel vessel Vfctortai-/<w
The entire crew of the Government ^
utaka 1ao4- nifKafon/1 IrtIv fKa - 'u?
uuai VTCIC ivoi, uuiuiiusuuiuuig uiv ?;i
efforts made to save them. The rebel
victory at Acoyapa and the ^aptisce of
Ometepe and San Carlos have been m
confirmed. The members of the Junta
are hopefnl of success, and declare
that the rebels cannot be .attacked,
the Government forces not beinjfc aufr Jy
flclently strong to do so.
TEXAS WINS LAND SUIT.
Owmerahlp of 376,000 Acre* Affected by * |
Decision of the Courts. . jS
Austin, Texas.?Tracts of land aggro- * .1
gating 375,000 acres, situated to the .:;J
sputhwestern part of the State, which ,'J
were originally a part of a Spanish &
land grant, will pass Into the owner- tw
ship of the State of Texas under a- de- v'l
clsion rendered by the Supreme Court :|
In the case of the State of Texas . '3
against Thomas O'Connor, for the recovery
of 20,000 acres of land. ...
The same question Is Involved to the
cases of other claijnants to these IandS<|]|
now pending in the courts. Some of |
these claimants have had possession of
the land for a half century or more, |
and Improvements valued at many^iw
thousands of dollars are located there- \J>
CUBAN VETERANS WANT PAT. >J|
Toll Falma and Cvrcrefi Ttury Ar? TIrod '
of Delay in Katilnjr Loan*.
Havana, Cuba.?The Veterans* Asso- W
ciatlon of Havana has sent a memorial ;
to President Palma and Congress petting
forth its dissatisfaction with the '
delay In raising the loan to pay the
Cuban soldiers and asking Congress to
appoint a committee to decide upon the 5
legality of the claims not recognized j|
by the commission which Is preparing j
tiie army lists.
It is said officially tliat no difficulty g
Is looked for in obtaining this $35,000,? |
000 loan, and that the collection of s
taxes in payment of the loan soon will' &
be begun. ?
LOURDES CROTTO OPEN.
Premier Combes Says It Will Not B*
Closed Till Cotirt Says So.
Paris, France.?A delegation from ?
Lourdes which waited on Premier
Combes was assured that the Orotto \
will not be closed until the courts have Kj
decided whether the law under which, *
the religious orders are expelled from &
France applies in this case.
This was considered equivalent to '
saying that the Grotto will not be dls*
turbed. * .
Buffalo Woman Shoots Rntbind. V
John H. Cistello. capitalist, mine
owner and lumber merchant, was shot
and seriously wounded by bis wife In %
the corridor of the Prudential building "
of PnffolA "NT V T rr? m/iil i o folrr oftan <
u L xjuu.aiu( lit A* JL miuv.uiu
the shooting Mrs. Costello walked: m
down to Police Headquarters and gave ' j
herself up. The shooting was the out- I
come of years of domestic infelicity J
and open warfare in the courts be- 1
tween Costello and his wife. I
U. 8. Congnl Eucapea Sentence. J
The sentences of the local court in- <; 1
Solingen, Rhenish Prussia, imposed on |
United States Consul Landger, a fine -M
of $7.50 and one day's arrest, for disor- ? \
derly conduct in the courtroom, have(
been canceled. j
Swift'# Estate Valued at S12.000.000. * '
Letters testamentary were granted
by Judge Cutting, at Chicago, to the
administrators of the Gustavus Swift
estate. The will provides that the estate
shall not be divided within ten
uyji lattri muii iwtrmj ^eaio. *
The estate is valued at $12,000,000.
Philippines Postmaster Sentenced.
O. G. Milne, postmaster at Tacloban,
Island of Leyte, P. I., who recently
"was convicted of misappropriating $
Government funds, lias been sentenced :
to seven years' imprisonment. . I
Doblin Hopelessly Insane.
The insane ward at Bellevue Hospk
tal, at New York City, has lost Philip
Doblin. the confessed perjurer of the 'J
Quigg-Lesler scandal before the Congressional
Committee. He has been
sent to the Manhattan State Hospital s
on Long Island, it being concluded that
nothing can be done toward improv
iug liis mental condition.
Two Perish in s Fire.
Mrs. Louis Piatt, aged ninety, andj* ~
| nine-year-old grandchild lost their lfte^
' In a fire which destroyed the home o?
I Mra. Piatt, near Union. Ohio.