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? /ac/s About Lightning %
Sj' Garrett P. Seruiss ?&
IGHTNING is still more or less a mystery. We canlb imi
tate it on a small scale in the laboratory, but its gigantic
manifestations in the sky, and its wonderful vagaries, make
the wisest savants shake their heads. We know, at any
rate, that lightning is the electric discharge at high ten
sion between masses oppositely electrified. Every little
particle of moisture in the air. carries a charge, and when
the particles coalesce in a cloud their electricity collects on
the surface, until the tension becomes enormous. If two
clouds are oppositely eleci.rifled they will bombard each other until- equili
brium is established between them. If the opposition is between the sur
charged cloud and an object on the ground, a terrific bolt passing between
"the earth and the sky will relieve the electric strain without regard to the
?well-being of any creature that stands In the way.
A lightning flash often darts for miles through the air. It begins with a
discharge between two adjacent particles. The next panicle receives the
shock and transmits it to its nearest neighbor, and thus it rushes on, zigzag
" ging along the line of leas: resistance, until the unbalance J energies are re
stored to equality. The wey of lightning is a crooked way, when the path is
long, because the distribution of the electric charges in the clouds is irregu
lar. The positive seeks the1 negative, and rushes to its embrace wherever it
The eye is not quick enough to unravel a lightning stroke, but photog
raphy can do it to a certain degree, and photographs prove that the path of
the discharge is a waving line. No discharge occurs until the tension has
reached the breaking point, i. e., the point where the resistance of the air can
no longer restrain the force of the gathering charge.
What might be called the inner structure of a lightning; stroke is a mar
vel. Prof. Henry proved that every stroke is an alternating current, the
oscillations occupying but a few millionths of a second, while the duration
of the flash may be a considerable fraction of a second. '
Terrific strokes sometimes occur in clouds which hug the ground. A his
toric Instance happened at Admont, in S3'ria. A lightning stroke entered the
great convent of the Benedictines in the valley of the river Ens and killed
two young priests at the altar. A philosopher who chanced to be in a castle
on a rock above the convent saw what happened. Even the gilded cross on
the convent was above the fatal cloud. But 2,000 feet above that cloud hov
ered another, invisible from below, and between the two the lightning played,
only it was the lower cloud that bombarded the upper one.
? "doe Me Jfeither Poverty S
By Theodore Roosevelt
T is to be wished that some of those who preach and
practise a gospel of mere materialism and greed, and who
speak as if the heaping up of wealth by the community or
by the individual was in itself the be-all and end-all of life,
would learn from the most widely read and oldest of books
. that true wisdom which teaches that it is well to have
neither great poverty nor great riches.
The movement which has become so strong during Lhe
past few years to secure on behalf of th a nation both an
adequate supervision of and an effective taxation of vast fortunes, so far as
their business use is concerned, is a healthy movement. It aims to replace
pullen discontent, restless pessimism, and evil preparation ;!or revolution, by
an aggressive, heaithy determination to get to the bottom ol our troubles and
The multi-millionaire is not per se a hoonw *
The Dread of Leprosy
By L. Duncan Bulkeley, M. IX
HE great dread of the disease has undoubtedly been fur
thered by many writers of fiction, and suc h books as "Ben
Hur" have had great influence; on the ether hand, there
has been very little said or done to check or lessen the pop
ular prejudice in this direction, which has been too often
shared by physicians, who, not having devoted special at-,
tention to the matter, accept thoughtlessly the general
Undoubtedly this popular prejudice against leprosy has
also been fostered by the faot that in many countries it has seemed advisable
%o provide special hospitals or asylums for lepers, where they can be better
cared for than in their poor crowded homes, and also by means of which the
.slight possibility of the spread of the disease, by methods thus far unknown,
So that today it may sa,
terror into the heart of its
of the average layman, or
sease known; and yet, to tf
parjson to either cancer o:
cause in those afflicted, wbB
#far more dread of contagw
rosy is really a harmless al
-From the Medical Recoil
. iy*he is
?nee. But experience mislrJ
to say that we fail to appr
reaching influence of an ur
failure of making a good
ment of the modern spirit
are very few generalizado
seasoning, and perhaps thi
cles and happily found in
A Boston school teacher receive
rather a shock the ofher day when
she got an insight into thc mind of
o?e. of her little scholars. The teach
er had asked the children to write
an answer to the question, "What
do you wish to be when you are
One little pale faced girl, with a
prematurely old face, wrote this sin
gle sentence: "I want to be an old
anald."-Eoe ton Record. .
ever visit you nowadays?"
"Yes, he and his ramily come back
to the neighborhood occasionally. Look
on the trip as a son. of slumming ex
pedition, I think.'*-Louisville Cour
Next year Memphis will try the
commission form of government,
which has been so nuccessful at Gal
veston and Des Moines.
Great Financier and Worl
Organizar Passes A
Home At Ard
Arden, N. Y., Special.-Edward H.
Hardman, tho greatest organizer of
railroads the world has ever known,
met the only lasting defeat of his ac
tive life Thursday at the hand? of
death. Secluded in the magnificent
home on Tower Hill, surrounded by
members of his family, physicians
and nurses, he succumbed to an intes
tinal disorder Thursday afternoon
after a fight against disease wnich
will rank for sheer grit with his re
markable struggles in the financial
The time was given to the world as
3:35 p. m., but Mrs. Mary Simons,
sister of the dead man, said that the
end bad come at 1:30, more than two
hours previous. Whether this appar
ent discrepancy has any bearing on
the current belief that every effort
was made to lessen the influence of
the financier 's death on the New York
stock market is problematical. But
it is significant that the time of his
death as officially announced was just
35 minutes after the trading bad
ceased on the exchange.
Mr. Harriman died peacefully-and
almost to the end his brilliant mind
retained its integrity. After a re
lapse on Sunday he sank steadily and
soon after the noon hour Thursday
there came a relapse which marked
the approach of the end. His wife,
two daughters, the Misses Mary rind
Carol, and his sons, who have been
constantly with him.
No spiritual adviser ,was at hand.
The swiftest automobile in the Ber
riman garage had been despatched
for the Rev. Dr. J. Helmes MeGuiressj
an Episcopal rector of Arden parish,
and Mr. Harriman's personal chap
lain, but Dr. McGuinoss was not at
home. When found later, although
rushed up the mountainside at break
?eck speed he did not arrive until
death had come to Arden house.
With the secrecy that has been
maintained at tho Harriman resi
dence unbroken to the very end, news
of Mr. Harriman's death was convey
ed to New York before it came to
Arden and the valley below.
Without pomp or ceremony E. H.
Harriman was interred in the lit
tle country churchyard beside his
oldest son, E. H. Harriman, Jr., at
Arden, Sunday at 3 p. m. Rev. J.
Holmes McGuirness r??^- ~*
?^.iv u* me .arden farms, and W. A.
McClelland, superintendent of stores
of the Harriman estate. These men
were pall-bearers according to Mr.
Mr. Harriman was born February
25, 1848, and was therefore in his
Mr. Harriman, like many other
men who startle the world, came up
from poverty and started out with
little education, but step by step,
with an unflagging ambition, rose to
be a factor to be recknoed with by
the great financiers of the world.
At the time the Union Pacific stock
was going begging and the road vas
the despair of many moneyed inter
ests, whose brains and capital had
failed to place it on a paying basis,
Harriman, backed by Kuhn, Loeb &
Co., and Standard Oil interests, un
SOUTHERN COLLEGE FOR!
Columbia, S. C., Special.-Fire at
2:30 o'clock Wednesday morning
totally destroyed ? Columbia College,
built by popular subscription from
Metfcodists all over this State. The
plant was valued at $250,000, and was
ingured for $75,000 with $10,000 more
on equipment. The property was
bonded for $60,000 and there were
about $20,009 more in floating debts.
THE ROOSEVELT TO BE~??
New York, Special.-Commander
Peary's ship, the Roosevelt, will be
one of the features of the Hudson
Fulton naval parade on the opening
day of the celebration. The follow
ing telegram was received here Fri
"Sydney, C. B., Sept. 10.
''Hudson-Fulton Celebration Com
"Peary Arctic Club applies for
position for its steamer Roosevelt
with the North Pole in tercentennial
"IL L. BRIDGMAN.
?lW~TORK STOCK MARO
New York, Special.-Wall Street's
response Friday to the death of Ed
ward H. Harriman was a bouyantly
strong stock market in which se
curities made sensational gains and
held them to the end. The volume
of business was enormous-well over
1,500,000 shares-and to this vast
amount the better known Harriman
stocks, namely Union Pacific comn.au
and Southern Pacific, alone eontribut
MEXICO AGAIN SUFFERS F
Mexico City, Special-Another ter
rible flood has visited the Jamitejv?c
district in the State of Oaxaca. Sugar
plantations and mills have been de
stroyed, hundreds of head of cattle
have been killed and scores of farm
laborers have lost their lives in the
waters. The scenes of this latest in
undation is in the southern part of
the republic, many miles from Mon
terey and Tamaulipas. The Atoyac
river overflowed its banks and swept
d's Phenomenal Railroad
way At His Princely
en, New York.
dertook the rehabilitation of the rail
road. He secured a controlling in
terest, reorganized the management,
and through his transcendent genius,
converted the bankrupt company into
one of the best dividend-paying roads
in the country. In this and later,
when he took hold of the Southern
Pacific, narriman's policy was one
of lavish ?xpendituse, which made
the properties as near physically per
fect as possible. The matter of div
idends was allowed to wait upon their
perfection. This policy has continued
on all the Harriman lines, and to it
has been added a close study of th?
territories adjacent to the property
and which contributed, or could be
made to contribute to their welfare.
Harriman's most spectacular per
formance and that which made his
name familiar to all the reading pub
lic was im May, 1891, when he strug
gled with the Morgan and Hill in
terests for control of the Northern
Pacific. On May 9 of that year the
historic Northern Pacific corner re
sulted in the stock of the company
going to $1,000. At the ''show down"
Harriman produced $78,000,000 in
stocks. However, the Hill-Morgan
people held the whip-hand through a
by-law of the company which permit
ted the retirement of preferred stock
at any time. Of his holdings $41,
000,000 was preferred, but Harriman
secured a compromise and he and
some of his associates were elected
to the Northern Pacific directorate.
Harriman, it is said, controlled
18,000 miles of railway, or six times
across the continent; that these lines
employ 80,000 men; that, in addilrbn,
he directed 5*4,000 miles of steamship
lines, making 72,000 miles of trans
portation in all; that one could go
from New York to Hongkong without
ever leaving the Harriman lines and
that he could return by another route
on Harriman lines nearly all the way.
Financiers in recent estimates
of Harriman's personal wealth
have varied all the way from $50,
000,000 to $100,000,000. He was, of
course, a large holder of securities of
thc various corporations with which
he was identified, including in addi
tion to the Union Pacific and South
ern Pacific systems, over a score of
smaller or tributary properties, not
only in this country but in Mexieo
as well. -Report credited him with
large personal holdings in various
is to give the public the best equip
ment, the best time, the best track."
Shock to Progress of Suth.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Special.-Jas.
U. Jackson, of Augusta, Ga., one of
the business associates of the late
Edward H. Harriman, and part own
er of the Augusta street railway sys
tem', in speaking of the great finan
cier's death said:
"I do not know what the policy of
Mr. Harriman's successor will be,
but I know that his death will be one
of the greatest shocks to the pro
gress of the South that could have
been received. I am in a position to
know that it was Mr. Harriman's in
tention to use his Illior-.is Central and
Central of Georgia lines for the de
veloping of the South's resources and
to further the interests of the more
WOMEN CONSUMED BY FIRE
A liquidation would leave nothing
but the rock foundation and the
grounds; but arrangements are going
right ahead for rebuilding and the
opening for the present session in the
Colonial hotel property, the former
plant of the college. The fire was
evidently caused by the cross circuit
ing of wires in the northwest dormi
? HUDSON RIVER PARADE
A favorable reply was promptly
sent, and the Roosevlt will be as
signed to a place of honor close to
thc Half Moon and Clermont, which
will lead the parade. In all probabil
ity Peary himself will be on board,
together with the members of the
Peary Arctic Club, and possibly other
distinguished explorers. Dr. Cook,
it is expected, will be in New York
City at the time, but the celebration
committee regards it as unlikely that
he will be invited to join the Peary
;T IS BUOYANTLY STRONG
ed over one-third, while other prop
erties in which the late magnet was
more remotely interested added prob
ably as much more to the sum total.
The day resulted in a complete route
of the short interest, which was prob
ably more extensive than even the
best informed had imagined. Even
before the opening here it was evi
dent from the tone of American se
curities in London that the strongest
support was forthcoming.
ROM A DISASTROUS FLOOD
miles of a rich country with devas
tating force. The Jamiltepec district
is one of the richest on the Pacific
coast and it is said that 100.000 per
sons will suffer from this most recent
flood owing to the great area of land
laid to waste. The initial overflow
of the Atoyac river was caused hy a
cloudburst. The situation in the
northern part of the republic is still
serious, in spite of the fact that the
flood sufferers in the State of Tama
ulipas are receiving their first relief.
Both thc North and the South Have
Had a Season of Unparalleled Ac
tivity-Statement Showing the Pro
duction and Consumption hy the
Mills of the Southern States.
New Orleans, La., Special.-Supple
menting his report on the cutton crop
for 1908-!09, as issued on August 31,
Secretary Hestor, of the New Orleans
Cotton Exchange, Tuesday made a
detailed report of the crops of the
different States as follows:
Alabama 1,428,000, against 1,171,000
Arkansas 1,052,000, against 787,
Florida 75,000, against 60,000.
Georgia 2,118,000, against 1,964,
Mississippi 1,673,000, against 1,
Louisiana 485,000, against 673,000.
North Carolina 747,000, against
South Carolina 1,298,000, against
Tennessee 426,000, against 335.000.
Texas 3,819,000, against 2,221,000.
Oklahoma 704.000,^ against 950,000.
Total crop. 13,825,000, against 11,
572,000 last year.
He puts the spindles in the South
at 11,255.787, including old, idle, and
not complete, against 10,661,308 last
year, an increase of 594,479.
Referring to tho consumption hy
American mills Mr. Hester says that
North and South they have had a sea
son of unparalleled activity. In no
past year, he states, have they con
sumed so much cotton, and phenome
nal as the extent of the business has
boen it has not reached the limit of
The money value of the past com
mercial crop, he states, is in round
figures $6S3,794.000, showing that
while the number of bales marketed
was 2,243,000 bales more than last
year, the increase in money received
was but $11,509,000, equivalent - to
$5.11 per bale for the excess, and yet
Mr. Hester contends that considering
all the circumstances, if ever a crop
was sold at a good round price, it was
the one under review.
In thc South Mr. Hester makes tho
consumption 366,596 more than last
year, and 120,765 over the year before
last. Twenty-one new mills are
building in the Southern States, and
including additions to old establish
ments, 10,000 new looms and 511,294
now spindles are under way.
The year's consumption has been
divided as follows:
State. Consumption. Increase.
Alabama. 251,871 46,261
Arkansas. 6,038 2,190
Georgia. 556,lli3 74,757
In conclusion, Mr. Hester says the
facts concerning this remarkable year
in cotton consumption speak for them
selves, but it is safe to say that had
they been estimated,instead of plain
unvarnished truths, even extremists
would have been justified in classing
them a-s exaggerations.
In the South he says: "We have
brushed 2,600,000 bales closely dur
ing thc past year and this close on
the heels of the panic with 215 out of
a total of 786 active mills from one
to two months late in getting under
headway. Most of the new not com
plete spindles will be in working or
der before the coming year's close,
and with these on the basis of the
1904-'05 consumption per spindle the
capacity of the Southern mills will be
something like 2,800.000 to 2,900,000
bales." " '
Marshal Killed By Blow.
Jesup, Ga., Special.-Marshal G.
B. Pope was killed Friday afternoon
hy a blow over his heart in a des
perate struggle with Edward Tyre,
Brantley Tyre and Jas. Tyro, prom
inent young white men whom he was
attempting to arrest. It is not known
which one of the Tyres inflicted the
fatal blow. All were arrested as they
attempted to escape and lodged in
Wayne- county jail.
Say Stories Agree.
New York, Special.-Scientists and
explorers here comparing the latost
dispatches regarding Commander
Peary's achievement with the reports
which Dr. Cook has sent out wer?
very generally agreed that Peary's
findings seem to confirm Dr. Cook's
storj' in ceveral significant particu
lars, thus far raise no points of dis
agreement. Thes cientists were more
positive than ever that the contro
versy can be settled beyond reason
able doubt by an inquiry before a
recognized scientific body.
Could Hare Been Worse.
"The thing might have been so
much worse than it was," said Dr.
Daniel, with reference to the burning
of Columbia College, lying in bed
nursing his aching feet and patting a
burned place on his cheek, but smiling
good naturedly through it all. "Had
the fire come in tho way it did at the
hour it did when the colloge was full
of girls two weeks later, we might
have seen sights that would have
xiade strong man weep.
New York limes Loses.
New York, Special.-Judge Hand,
in the United Sirtos Circuit Court,
settled a novel legal controversy Fri
day in favor of The New York Sun
and The New York World, defendants
in proceedings, brought by The New
York Timos. Friday the Times ob
tained a temportry injunction re
straining The Sun and The World
from printing any of Peary's cabled
account of his discovery, which he
had agreed to furnish exclusively to
The Times but the court Friday dis
solved the restraining order.
An enormous quantity of French
junk is to be sold by the United
States to the highest bidder. The
junk includes dd locomotives, dump
cars, tanks, boilers, girders, dredges,
sheet iron, parts of old machinery,
?nd the like whieh was left on the
isthmus by the French before opera
tions were begun by the Americans.
Among this huge amount of debris
are hundreds of pounds of copper and
brass, of which a great quantity has
been sent to the Philadelphia mint
to be made into Canal medals.
Four torpedo boats, comprising the
second division of the Atlantic tor
pedo flotilla, have left Hampton
Hoads, under orders from the navy
department to proceed to St. Louis
and accompany President Taft down
the Mississippi river to New Orleans
as a feature of his coming tran?i-con
tinental tour. The vessels are the
destroyer Macdonough and the tor
pedo boats Thornton, Tingley and
"Wilkes. On their way around to St.
Louis they will make short stops at
Charleston, Key West, New Orleana
and other cities on the Mississippi.
They are scheduled to arrive at St.
Louis October 3.
AB a preliminary step to a complete
reorganization of the division of Far
Eastern affairs in the State Depart
ment, official announcement of ap
pointment in that division have been
made as follows: Chief-Ransford S.
Miller, Jr., Japanese secretary and
interpreter of the embassy at Tokio.
Assistant Chief-Edward P. Wil
liams, Consul-General at Tientsin and
formerly Chinese secretary of the le
gation at Pekin. Assistant-Percival
Heintzleman, Consul at Chungking,
A season's work in the establish
ment of a Government horse pasture
near Front Royal, Va., by Capt. C.
H. Conrad, Jr., of the Third Cavalry,
has confirmed Quartermaster General
Aleshire's belief that animals suit
able for thc military service could bc
obtained in that section. The prices
are reasonable and, indeed, lower
than those paid for animals in the
West. They are of a fine stock and
are expected to prove a valuable ac
quisition to the collection of animal?
at the army remount depot at Fort
Bolivia's serious dispute with Peru
over the Acre arbitral award may bc
settled through the "kindly inter
~* ed States within the
s-olving appro xima
?llars in reparation
he. Interstate Com
l. It included claims
wn as the Central
sippi and Western
^..uuaiiia-ana involved a refunding
of amounts paid by a large number
of shippers df yellow pine lumber
from the territory to points in other
States of which an overcharge of
two cents a hundred pounds was
collected by various railroads.
Three thousand old soldiers at
tended the encampment of the "Union
The President has approved the
sentence of, dismissal imposed by
a general court martial appointed by
him at Denver, Col., in the case of
First t'aeut. Clarence S. Nettles, U. S.
A., retired. According to the War De
partment's announcement Lieutenant
Nettles was convicted of neglecting
to pay many private d?bts, making
false statement to the department
commander in regard thereto, and
giving a worthless check.
The Washington Aero Club has
decided to bid for the world's avia
tion contests to be held next year.
Citizens from Norfolk ana New
port New6 presented Acting Secre
tary Winthrop with evidence that
health conditioas near Hampton
Roads are not a menace to the mea
of the battleship fleet.
"Through car? from Seattle to
. Panama" is the report that come?
'to the United States Government
from Consul-General Arnold Shank
lin at Mexico. The proposed rail
way is one of the Harriman ideas and
plans to run Pullman cars from
Seattle ?ll the way to Panama.
Th? ?ward of the contracts for the
two new American Brcadnaughts of
26,000 tons each, the battleship?
Wyoming and the Arkansas, will be
made to William Cramp & Sons,
Philadelphia, and the New York
Shipbuilding Company, Camden, N. J.
Secretary of State Knox spent the
day at the State Department. He
came from New England, where re
cently he has been in conference with
President Taft. The President in
vited Mr. Knox to join him on his
trip through the West. He will meet
Mr. Taft at San Francisco October
5 and accompany him to El Paso and
very likely through the rest of his
Postmaster General Hitchcock has
set about the big task of cutting down
the yearly deficit in his department
and announces that, if he can pre
vent it there will not be another year
when he will run $16,000,000 behind
in its expenses. He proposes among
other means that of limiting the
franking privileges of members of
It is estimated that 200.000 people
saw Orville Wright fly at Berlin,
SNAPPY ?ND BRI
Items Gathered and Told Whil
You Hold Your Breath.
SOME EVERY DAY HAPPENING
Lively Jt* CrisP as Tliey Are G
nered From the Fields of AcSio
at Home and Abroad.
At Rawhide, Nevada, a cloud burs
sent a roll of water through I the cit
estimated as much as twelve fee
high. One hundred and sixty-five
houses were destroyed. Six wome
and several children failed to escape
and were lost.
Mexico will hold a centenary cele
bration September, 1910. The com
mittee will offer prizes aggregating
from $50,000 to $100,000 to air ships
if the international meet can be se
cured for the occasion.
Examinations will be held through
out the county October 23 to secure
eligibles for 3,000 temporary posi
tions in the Census Bureau.
Edward H. Harriman. the great
railroad king, is at his home at Ar
den, N. Y. His health is very delicate
and there is great fear that he will
The town of Tula, in thc State of
Taraaulipas, Mexico, was visited by
another Hood Sunday. A number o?
houses were carried away and rich
plantations were destroyed. <*
Two brothers, Louis and Horaci
McGinnis, near Salem. Ind., fought
last Sunday. Luther is mortally
wounded and Horace is in serious
condition. Their father was found
dead some weeks agc and bad blood
rose between the brothers.
Detroit, Mich., has a murder mys
tery in the person of a young woman
L. TM "Waters, Herbert Vandergrifl
and Monroe Hickman were killed
near Retro, 25 miles above Chatta
nooga last Saturday in a runaway o?
eight freight ears.
Six men were buried alive and are
believed to have been killed Saturday
afternoon in a cave-in of a new sewer
near East Shicago.
Miss Adeline Trapp, 20 years old-,
swam nine miles through Hell Gate,
New York, iast ' Sunday, distancing
all men and girl competitors.
The latest estimates from govern
mental sources, too, place the number
of deaths from the late floods at Mon
teray, Mexico, at 3,000 and from
places along the river below at 80?
making a total of fatalities 3,800.
Edward H. Harriman the great
financier and railroad king, died
Thursday at his home near, Arden,
The school authorities at Denver,
Col., refuse to allow a student to
register if he belongs to a fraternity.
Bloodgood Cutter, known as "The
Farmer Poet," who died recent!v,
left an estate valued at $900,062.95.
As the more minute reports come
in from the great Mexican floods of
recent date, it is shown that first re
ports were far inside the range of
horrors in loss of life and ruin of
Col. James T. Bacon, of Edgefield,
S. C., died at his home after a lin
gering illness on last "Wednesday.
Attorney General Denman has
brought suit in the Ohio courts
against thc National Cash Register
company, charging restraint of trade
and asking withdrawal of its charter.
Count Zeppelin took the King of
Saxony up for an hour's ride in hi?
airship Thursday at Friedriehshafen.
The King \?as delighted with his ex
The Baltimore Sun offers $500 to
the committee to have the world's
airship con!est for 1910 held in
Orville Wright took i.irs. Hilde
brand in his aeroplane Thursday on
a flight of 111-2 minutes at Berlin*
A. A. Robinson, owner of the
Commercial Supply company, Detroit,
Mich., his wife and Mrs. H. E. Tre
maine of Bay City were instantly kill
ed in Bay City when their automobile
was struck by a fast Michigan Cen
tral train Sunday. A daughter of
Mrs. Tremaine is fatally injured.
Miscreants wrecked the Royal
Blue Limited No. 2, near Newcastle,.
Pa., Saturday doubtless for purpose?
of robbery, but abandoned the wreck
and fled without obtaining the booty.
Two men were killed and many were
William Rouse shot William Bailey
dead in the former's home at Poulan,
Ga., Saturday. It seems that Bailey
was the aggressor and began the
shooting. Rouse returned the fire
with better aim than Bailey took.
The deposed Shah of Persia has
had to cede his vast estate to the gov
ernment, but his needs are to be met
with an allowance of $180,000 a year.
George F. Simmons, of Pottsville,
Pa., seems to have killed his mother
?nd after about a week shot himself
dead on last Thursday nighc at the
home of his lady friend.
A London dispatch says that Dr.
Cook's polar expedition cost -$50,000,
?10,000 was furnished by Jno. R.
Bradley, of New York, and the rest
was Dr. Cook's private fortune.
Last Saturday was Japan day in
the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
and nearly 7,000 Japs attended
Five section hands, all residing at
lilburn, near Springfield, III., were
crushed to death Saturday by the
r,*heels of a box car under which they
bad taken shelter in the rain. A
freight backed into the car while
;key were huddled there.
Walking from Buenos Ayres to
Sew York Franz Fred Truemper and
William Frey arrived at San An
tonio, Texas, on Friday. The podes
'.rians left Buenos Ayrt?s on May 1,
1907. for a $15,000 offered by the
Sociate de International de Sport of