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fJMILY UNO STOCK
eSFTEft CRIME IS OOMMITTEED HE
SETS FIRE TO BUILDING AND
' CUTS HI8 THROAT.
IK' CIMEnJE CREMATED
Neighbors Attracted to the Sceno
i bulled the Crazed Man From the
,,''" Burning Building But He Died
"Wl'thln a Few Momenta,
"Mondovl, Wis., Feb, 23. While In a
sSsmporary fit of Insanity early Mon-
4ay, Honry H. Hanson, a farmer aged
33 years, Hying near the village of
aJtram, In Trempeleau county, killed
Scs lour p'hJldrOn In. their home and
3ter set ,'fire to the house. The mad
parent ls-Buppood to havo used either
sx bntchei; 'knife? or crushed ilio child
ren skull jfjttt a hawnj.rVJAB a nam
isaae was . found, in the ashes sear tholr
Qxxaea. itailjop. . aftet; filing his
children and'atnuinber of? Rvo stook,
extded bft) 9wtfexistence toy cutting
Brts -fhvojit ' Thdj dealt are; Hugh,
aged 14'.vears,'i Mabel, 12 yearji; Sadie,
3Jb year's; jEfaonaa,; -7 years..
4' Oris ',9'rL Survives; ' '
Thl0lden( ltiElsniB. ased, is; alona
vsscxad death at the hands of her
sxazod parent Ella is employed In the
TisaOai of 3Strum and was away frgui
Some at tho time of tlie tragedy.
Alter kllllnt kls children, Hanson
3iilred to the-barn where he stabbod
Kswmnral ioraes, ows, calves and pigs
xsxiK t4n kilted- the house cat. He
ker poared parts green In the hog
tfefeuxft. Having 'cotnpleted bis acts
auttfb.srr, Hanson sought to destroy
otU traces ot tko tragedy by pouriag
aerosan on tho house and barn and
ae8ng ttr Wthtt- bUlUlngs. He then
etarel' the house where his children
Jjr Victims ot his dastardly deed and
wot a. saarp knif across bis own'
Drags M'sh freni Building.
T&e vonnagration brought neighbors
1b the scene. Upon their arrival Han
aui v found hanging In a. wVadow
4to which he had fallen after cutting
J&Ss luoat. He was pulled out ot the
Wurahiff building but died in a few
2saiuU. The fire bad advanced too
Bsz-tn yercsit f getting out the bodies
a itlu ohlldrsn and they were cr-
vAljeev Hanaosi attended church Sun
iay'wlth his four children nothing
iiiiiiitl was notice In his actlas.
IK -was aa Inmate of an asylum about
S3 years ago. Hanson was a widower.
Want jte Shield Women.
TJolttsasua, 'S. C. Feb. 20. A bill
''A 9ass4 general assembly ol
$&& state making it a mUdemeattet
3br -any newspaper or magazine it
jtafUesv the name of aiy maid or
reman upon aa attempt to ravish oi
) .mm. .assault bos keen coBMultted.
risel( Dtfaata Attsll.
-NeWTTerk, )Tb. 10. Jena Drlscoll,
Xf English featherweight champion
jtaat, JUae Attell, ot Man Ftanclseo,
3ktJr Of the world's championship la
titet 3laM met ta a ten round boat
aVtSsy IWt, and Prlsooll had s
takade Ike better of the contest
"TJirie Killed In Cave-In.
! Angeles, Feb. 10. While worfc
Jb the Cross shaft of the fameui
iSHlca mlae ear this city, three mes
were killed and one was injured bj
t-x cave-In. The men wore gatttni
rmxOy io -ti fxnch when the earth fell
iGs m 'tbeni,
miittald. tf. .. m.'hQ.Of&i Kerilt
twarth race track; waa sold Friday al
ixation In foreclosure "proceedings ts
August nelaiont far $80450. ' '
SEVERE BLIZZARDS IN WEST
Fears ars Entertained That Loss
Live Stock Will be Heavy In
Cheyenne, Wyo Feb. 23. A general
blizzard Is raging fMonday night over
Wyoming and western Nebraska. The
snow Is from 10 to 12 inches deep and
in drifting badly. It is feared that the
storm will cause heavy loss to the,
stock on the range. Trains have been
delayed but the snow plows are In
operation and traffic Is stllT open.
Heavy Snow In Colorado.
Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 23,
Ono of the worst storms of the winter
Is raging in Colorado Springs and A)fi
Plkos Pak region. Snow has been
falling since Sunday night. -j
BOY KILLED; LYNCHING FEARED
Negro Hurls Rock at Boys but Misses
Them and Crushes Skull f a
Ponsacola, Feb. 23. Ernest Mertlns,
15 years old, was struck on the temple,
with a rock and Instantly killed Mon-.
day afternoon by Eastman Spears,
colored. - Some white and negro boys
werfe fighting &nd the negro Spears
hurlod at, tlie white boys,, missing them;
and striking young Mertlns, -who was
awaiting the retwAi of a parade.
Officers captured Spears- and took
him to tho Jail. The police dispersed
a small mob. After darkness fell, how
ever, crowds began gathering again
and it was feared an attempt to get
SpearS might he made.
MISSING DEATH MASK FOUND
After Havlnq Been Missing for Forty
Years it Is Presented to Now '
New Orleans, Feb. 23. After liavlh j
been missing from the city for forty
years, the famous death mask of Na
poleon which recently came to light In
(he possession ot Captain W. G. Raul
ot Atlanta has hen returned to Now
Orleans. Capt. Raoul presented if as
a gift to the city.
The mask reached hero Monday and'
was placed on exhibition In the
mayor's parlors where it will remain
until It is turned ovor to the Louisiana
Herse Show a Private Enterprise;
New York, Feb. 19. Official an
nouncement waa made here Thursday
by Cornelius Fellowes, president bf
tho National Horse Show association
that Alfred Q. Vanderbllt had ac
quired control of the association and
would hereafter handle its affairs as
a purely private Investment.
Pleaded Guilty to Bribery Charge.
Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. S3. A. A. Vll
sack, former cashlor ot the German
National aBnk, pleaded "ao defenso"
to a ebarge et bribery in connection
with the $17,100 said to have been
given U a oounellman la payment for
an ordinance to make that bank a city
Priest Seeretly Married.
Denver, Colo., Feb. 13. Disregard
ing his vow o celibacy Rev. Father J.
A. Ryan, until recently connected with
St. Leo's Catholic church in this city
was married to Miss Sadie Moran, of
Ogdon, Utah, on January 10. The wed
ding took placo at Colorado Springs.
Blaekmattcr Taken te pen.
Kansas City, lo.. Feb. 12. Robert
V. Bledsoe, who demanded $7,000 from
L. II. Jones, a millionaire dry goods
merchant, threatening the Uvea ot the
Jeaea' family, was taken to stale pem
ltetlary to begin his thirty years sen.
Psolfle Fleet atacallae.
Panama, Feb. 33. The United
States Paclfle sauadron, under Rear
Admiral Swinburne arrived hf re Mty
day, from Callao. The SQuadrouwUti
remain here until March 7, when it.
will sail for Magdalena Bay,
OF NOBEt Jfrr
It to 8tart VWrld.WwTfe
tltlon fof Peijce. -
Chrlstlanla. The Nobel peaco prizes
present at tlio awarding of the prizes,
announced tlint ho would devoto tho
monoy received to organizing an Inter
national demonstration In favor of
pence. Every ndult man and woman
will bo Invited to sign adhesion to a
protest against war, expressing also
the doelro that all. disputes between
nnttnna Tin atihmltt in nrtilfvatfon I
, In receiving the prize Mr. Arnold'son
made a speech submitting a plan, to
keop tho world at neaco. He said:
"Let every nation bo asked to sign a
peace address. Let all mon and wom
en of the whole world ,bo invited to
sign a demand for the abolition ,ot
armaments and tho Introduction ot a
common system, of defenso throughout
tho world. It Is to be hoped this will
give the next Hague conferenco. the
moral support which will. enable tho
Tarlous governments to .make a, prac
tical start towards .general dlsarmav;
ment." , ...,,.
Mr. Arnoldson is the author of 'The
Friend of Peace" , and other works
against war. He has been editor of
Stockholm Morgonblad and iof other
Swedish newspapers and periodicals
since he entered newspaper jvork in
1870. From 18S2 to 1887 he was. the"
lender of the second chamberpot the,.
Swedish parilament. . Mr, Baler. ,Js, oJ
tormer member of the. Danish parlia
ment. .'. ..',, J '.! -
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MAY HEAD HARVARD UNIVERSITY
James J. Storrow Likely to ' Succeed'
President C. W. Eliot.
Boston.-James J; StorrOW.'-who. It
is generally believed, will bo the pres
ident dC Harvard university", fsei
Heved to bo tho best qualified of men
named for tho position. sHo was. born
in Boston January 21, 18G4, and ho was
.graduated' from Harvard In 1885, and
from Harvard law school, In-1888. After
ten yearjj of law practice Mr StorrflW
entered tho banking firm, of Lee, Hlg
glnson & Co., which partnership, .he
tAfC t. TOWOW
haB since maintained. While in col
lege he was nptod as an athlete, hav
ing been a member of the varsity
crew that defeatedTYale in 1883, and in
1885 ho was captain of the crow that
again humbled tho Ells. In 1897 Mr.
Storrow wbb oloctod aa overseer of
Harvard, receiving the largest vote
given a candidate for that office. Ho
also Is a trustee of the Harvard union.
For Bevernl years, he has been a mem
ber of tho Boston school committee,
and now holds tho position of chair
man of the board. Jf
A Frenchwoman's Unexpected Reply.
A very demure little Frenchwoman,
who teachos her native tongue in a
well-known southern college, learned
recently, under embarrassing circum
stances, that it is not always safe to
accept as a final standard of correct
English what one may casually hear.
L One night at supper, the president ot
tho college announced to the assem
bled young ladles and teachers that
an Informal musical program would
be given presently in the collogo
Turning to the dainty Parisian,
who, in addition to horother accom
plishments, plays the piano well, he
"Perhaps Mme. Petit will be so
good as to assist us."
The lady addressed arose, and coy
"I vlll-do my durndost, professour."
John E. Rosser, in Llpplncott's.
were awarded thn othpr day to K. P.
'Aawlilson m ISwpdon and M. F. Bajoj
at Denmark. Mr.'Arnoldaon, who was
K. P. Arnnoldson.
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iSpreadt'JTelephone1 In Africa, '-
The Kuqnch luiVo moa'rly completed, a1
telephone .-uyattJni. which covers tholr
great possessions, iu Afrlea. "' v J"
It Made Trouble in the
When Daniel FnrhWorth reached
homo rocontly ho fdmd his wife
and llttlo Albert busy over one
of the ninny cut-out puzzles that tho
child had received for Christmas. Tho
cut-out puzzle, ns every ono knows,
consists of about 11,000 pieces of wood
or heavy cardboard, that, when prop
ly put togother, form a squaro on
which thoro Is nn nttractivo picture.
"What nro you doing?" nskod Mr.
Farnsworth, seeing his wlfo and son
earnestly bonding ovor tho couiponont
parts or tho puzzle.
"Don't bother us, doar," replied Mrs.
Farnsworth. "Wo're gottlng It. Wo
havo found six blocks that fit to
"I should think," tho gentleman said,
with somo severity, 'that you wore old
enough to leave such things for chil
dren. O, I don't mean to lnslnuato that
you nro gottlng nnclcnt or anything
llko that but you'ro not a mere child
any more, You'll admit that, I think.
Haven't you nny better way to put in
yourtimo? How about dinner? Is it
anywhoro near ready? I'vo got to
work on a report I shall havo to make
to our directors to-morrow, and I want
to havo dinner early this evening."
"O, well, if you are going to be a
bear, I supposo I shall havo to run. Be
careful, Albert, not to scatter the
pieces wo have flttod together."
While Mrs. Farnsworth was down
8ta,rs helping tho maid to hurry tho
a"ner, ner nusoana waicned mtlo Al-
hert, as tho boy hunted for tho dluslvo
sections of thcpuzzlo. ' . '
"Here," ho said, leaning over and
picking out a small block that was
without shape, "this fits in hero,
Ho tried tq put tho piece into tho
place that ho had Indicated, but It,
would not go. Then he sat down bo
side llttlo Albert and began to help
hlih. Fifteen minutes later Mrs. Fares,
worth called from tho dining-room:
"Conio to dinner. Everything's on
"In a minute,' her husband replied.
"Say, Albort, here's a piece under your
thumb that belongs In this corner."V'
Albert tried to fit tho pfeco Into thti
corner nis rather pointed out but it
could not be done. Fivo minutes later'
itrs. Farnsworth called:
"Aro you coming to dinner? Things
nrd gottlng cold." : J
""YOs, ltt',a nilnutc," replied tho head
bf;th8 house. "Hurrah! hero's one that
'it really did, and Daniel Farnsworth
got up w'ith a look of triumph, say-'
"There's nothing very puzzling
about this. Como on. Albert. Ipt'n en
,to dinner'." " -"
He disposed of' tho meal in short
order, and'wltho'ut waiting-to paVtako"
of desert left the table. It was nearly
eigne tioiocK wnen Mrs. FarnswOrtli,
looking over his shoulder, said:
' "fiapa, It's timo for Albert to be .go
ing to ed now, and I thought you
had' 'to prepare d report for your di
-Yes, yos," he replied. "I must' really
gpt to WoVlfat it. Confound this puz'
zle. What was it over brought Into the
house for, anyhow? AIMort, go to bed.
Don't' IcMne hear n whlno oUt of you,
either.1 You -con work at puzzles du
,ing the day timo."
Albert : reluctantly permitted' ,04
nn'd thore, when his shoos had been
taken off, she" discovered that jils
stockings B?ebdeY Immediate inendlng.
Forgetting her other troubles, she
hulitDd,ilp' W& darning Implements' and
worif to' work'. ' It was nearly 'ten
o'clock when sho put tho stocking
aside, and little Albert was, sleeping
"Daniel," sho called, stepping out
Into tlie hall, "are you still worklug?"
t'Uh, uh," he answered.
"Well, don't stay up too late. I am
going to bed. I'm tired, and you'ro
no company when you have to prepare
"All right," Mr. Farnsworth an-
It was 12:1C when Mrs. Farnsworth
awoke .from a dream In which she had
seemed to see a great castle which
had been built of cards suddenly turn
bio to tho ground. As sho sat up in
bed thore was n sound as of many
small, hard particles being dashed
against a wall, and theri she heard her
husband muttering in a way that
"What is it, dear?" she cried, Jump,
ing out of bed and running to him.
Sho found him Standing bcsldo tho
table on which the puzzle blocks had
been heaped, but they had all been
swept oft upon the floor.
"What are you doing here?" the lady
asked. "I supposed you wore in the li
brary working on your report."
Mr. Farnsworth looked severely at
Ills wlfo and pressed his lips.' firmly
together, perhaps to keep from saying
things which he mlgkt regret. When
he could control himself he said:
"Don't you worry about my report
You don't havo to prepare it, do you 7
Well, then, don't lot it make you nerv
ous. It's mighty strango that I can't
sit up and work oven In my own house
without having to be cross-questioned.
Go back to bod and don't bother me.
If I have to stay up all night. I'm the
ono that has to stand it, am I not?
You don't need to Buffer, do you?
And if anybody ove.r dares lo bring an
other of these fool puzzles Into this
I Vfll - . m ...
uoueo, iv-vyfloitfvWa.jaucMet me-4
alone. Confound R, jo$ yW,I Jj.adJ
a report to Rrepare or our directors,
I -fTr1 BRIGADE, i ' 1 t
1E of f
polemics 'to the shade ot Lord
Halt a step, hnlf a step,
Halt a step onwardl
Ovir there the bargains lie
On the counters pllort so high,
lJirlng the unnumbered.
Forward the fair brigade!
"Charge through tho aisles I" they cried.
(Three know what they want to buy
Dargalns to right of them; '
Bargains to Inft of themi
Dargalns In front of them,
Thero to be plundered.
Storm they with right good-will;
HoUlly they push and well; t
Into the jaws ot death,
Where tho boat bargains sell,
Push the unnumbered!
Whert will their rourago fade?
Oh, tho wild charge thoy made!
AH the men wondered,
Vat "honored" nil tho charges made,
As oft boforo they'd paid
For their wlvos' plunder.
Forward the fair brigade)
Myrtle Conger, In Judge.
ROME AND ROAM.
"Do all roads lead to Rome,
"Well, I never see ono that led mo
to do anything else." Now York Her
Comparisons Are Odious.
Mrs. Cbrlmsonbeak This paper
says that about twlco as much power
Is required to stop an express train
as to start one.
Mr. Crlnlsonbeak Very likely, but
that idoes not give us any adequate
idea of tho additional power needed
to stop a woman talking as compared
with what la required to Btart her.
Speaking of the "Yellows."
Church I seo somo of tho Chinese
newspapers aro printed in a roll, so
that when a portion has been read
it may be torn off and thrown away.
Gotham It might bo well to adopt
tho printing of newspapers in that
form in this country and In that case
certain parts could bo torn ' off and
thrown away before read. Yonkcra
- - -Important;' ' " t'-JC-The
man was suing a southern rail
road for damages, owing to a delay
which made lilm miss an appointment,
and. the ordinary preliminary ques
tions were bdlng put to him.
"Age, please?" asked the judge.
"Well, your honor," said tho plain
tiff, "do you want my age when I got
on the train or when I got off?"
Bacon Do you have any trouble
with your cook?
Egbert I certainly do.
"Does she talk back to you?"
"I shouldn't think you'd allow if
"You couldn't help it it you were
married to her, as I am!" Yonkers
No Further Proof Needed.
Ranter I thought this paper
friendly to me?
Editor So it is. What's the
Ranter I made & speech at that
banquet last night, and you didn't
print a line ot it.
Editor Well? What further proof
did you want ot our friendship?
HIppI They tell ' me Tortoise has
passed away. What was the trouble?
Boa He died of chagrin. After
holding tho apoad booby prizes for
years with unquestioned supremacy,
some envious rival inveigled him into
a match race with a government con
The Ways of Modern Literature.
Nice Old Lady Will you kindly tell
me If the person who writes the
mothers' nago every week in your pa
per is In? I want to tell her how much
I have enjoyed reading her articles on
"The Evening Hour in the Nurstvy."
Office Boy That's im over there
with a pink shirt, smokln' a pipe.
Of One Purpose.
The stranger advanced towards the
door. Mrs. O'Toolo stood In the door
way with a rough stick In her left
hand and a frown on her brow.
"Good-morning," said the stranger
politely. "I'm looking for Mr. O-Toolo."
"Bo'm 1," said Mrs. O'Toole, shifting
her club over to the other hand.
Excited Woman Are you going to
run away with mo?
Reckless Driver (slightly lntoxi
cated) Horry, muni; but but I can't
oblige you, I'm mar-married already.
He Had to Watch It.
"What does It cost you, Ferdinand
that handsome umbrella ot yours?"
"Kternai ilglliac. ai bay.V.. rj
Yv ? '" A
ri,iiw7 o ;.i i .
Tho council of tho llttlo town of DIa
mondvlllo wub In session.
Dlamondvlllo was peculiar In ono ro
spect It wns composed exclusively
clthor of millionaires or of thoso who
woro Indopondontly woll off.
Stiddonly thoro was a sensation. Tho
door oponed and a man canio In. Ills
nnmo was Joplot. and ho was tho only
poor man in town.
Thoro was an nwkwnrd pauso. The
mayor iwltchod norvouBly In his seat
The town clork who owned throo
railroads lookod anxiously toward
tho nowcomor. Evorybody was un
"Woll, Mr. Joplot." said tho mayor,
"what can wo do for you? I hope that
you had n pleasant Christmas. I un
derstand that your chlldron fared prof
'ly well?" - if
Joplot hlmsolf was plainly uneasy.
"Yes," he said, "thank you. All wont
well. Nevertheless, I am determined,
to leavo you."
Every face In tho room blanched.
Magnnto Smith, ono pf tho leading
mon ot the placo, and noted through-'
out tho nation for his philanthropy;
'sprang to his feet
"Can It bo posslblo, Joplot," ho ex
claimed, "that you aro going to treat
us with such ingratitude?"
"Sorry, Blr, but"'
Magnate Smith fixed him with his
"Lot us undorstand each other, Jop
lot," ho said. "As you. kilow, you aro
tho only poor family In our pleasant
and attractive Utile borough. For
years you have gone on luyrlng chil
dren with absolutely no moons ot sup
porting thorn. You havo been depend
ent upon tho charity of cithers, and you
havo been practlcajly tho only mearta
by which wo could display our own
"Our ladles hnvo Como' to rely upon
you, Jeplot, to vent thole hlghor Im
pulses. When things wore' dull In tho
Woman's club, and fio Old Masters
had beon disposed fti temporarily, or
the suftrago nuostlo lulled to sleep,
thoy have filled In the time by making
a personal visit to Mrs. Joplot and
gottlng up subscriptions of old clothes
for your chlldron. What would wo
have dono without you at Christmas,
Joplet? Why, for somo yeare now, as
I gathered my boy around me, I have
been enabled to say to him:
"Just think, Robert, of tho -poor llt
tlo JOpIot children who shiver in .thejr
miserable hovel, while you are sur
rounded with luxury.' But how can I.
say that now, Joplet, If you aro going"
away? You mustn't leavo us In the
lurch llko this."
He sot down amid subdued applause
Tho mayor spoko.
. "Citizens,", bo said', "wo aro Indeed'
.ronfronU'd b i? crfsls ltiol?'&itM
How can we go on enjoying ourselves
without some poor family to cater to?
And who can take the place of the
Jeplots? Thoy were so absolutely
worthless and offered so many outlets
for our activities that tholr I6ua will
ba Irreparable. Why, as I look at Jep-'
let now my heart swells to think that
ho Is wearing ray clothes'. Joplet, you
mustn't go! Wo cannot do without
you!" ' '
Jeplot shifted uneasily.
"I'm awful sorry, your honor," he
snld, "but I don't see no way out of
it." ' -
"Is thero anything that you need?"
asked tho mayor, "anytlilug that any1'
of us may have forgotten? Haven't all
of our children visited you regularly?
Just mention anything that you may
want and I am surer-"
A confused murmur of abject will
ingness on the part ot every ono was'
Joplet, undor this pressure, was'
plainly uncomfortable. Ho looked1
around, and as ho saw tho anxious
faces tears filled his eyos.
".Well," ho said at last, "I suppose if
you feel that way I shall havo to Btay.
but would you mind letting mo off for
the summer?" '
"Certainly not, said tho mayor.
"May wo lnqulrb where you are go-
,DT ' 'til;
jopiei Binucu raintiy.
"You boo," fco answered, "you havo
boon so good to me all theso years
that I am pretty woll off myself, and
I thought If you didn't mind I'd like to
get a llttlo Vacation and take my fam
lly to Europe."
Relics Lost to Germany.
"The nrt-lovlng publlp of Germany
sustained a heavy blow," says the
Morgen Post, Berlin, "when the won
ilerful Marfels collection of watchos,
Including unique specimens of the sev
enteenth century and enamels of beau
tiful deslgyi, acquired after many years
add nt a greut cost, wns purchased by
an art dealer in ParlB. Tho collection
contains many Bpodinens which can
not be found In any German museum,
uud It 1b to be hoped Aiat the fate ol
tneae valuable trinkets will not ho
like that which of lata has overtaken
so many art treasures, (hut thoy be
sent to tho new world and become lost
foroyer to Europe.
Men and Dress.
There Is no doubt that a natural
tasto for "frillies" Is luherent in both
man and woman. Tho beat pf men
succumb to it, and nil but tho most
pious of women. After all, it was
man who first discovered the possibil
ities of dress. It, was ho who startod
tho fa8hlonltbf gay and gorgeous rul
nieht;"ana fib'f Sly" gave It up when"
b founds hb'4otfiiRi no longer com.
pete with woman; ouco she had taken
to imitating him, - -
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