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THE PERRYSBURG JOURNAL, FRIDAY, AUGUST U, 1903.
B. I.. M.UU, Editor and Publisher.
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SHOET NEWS NOTES
They Come From Jinny Paris
ol' Hie World.
Infoi'iuntloii or ICrcout Onto Collected
In Vnrlnun Way nnil Conilotiaoil
(or tho Convenience of
Our llin-y Homier".
A bronze clint'iot which is believed
to be the oldest relle of its kind in
the world, hns been purchased in
Paris by the Metropolitan Museum oE
.Art, Xew York City. The relic, which
is in n state of excellent preservation,
is believed to date from about 700
15. C. It wns discovered n year ago
in an excavation on a private estate
near Home and was offered for sale to
European museums at $200,000. How
much it eost the New York museum
is not known.
Hobcrt ,T. Kilpatrick, employed as a
laborer at the United States mint in
rhilndelphia, has been arrested by
secret service operatives, charged
with stealing 85S silver dollars, from
n mint vault. The money was stolen
while the coins in the mint were
being transferred from one vault to
A thousand laborers employed in
the building' trades of Minneapolis,
Minn., are on strike for n raise in pay
from 20 to 25 cents an hour.
Advices received from Monastir in
dicate that the situation in Mace
donia is constantly growing worse.
At a meeting of the Turkish minis
ters it has been decided therefore to
adopt measures of extreme severity
in order to suppress the revolution.
It is reported that Albanian troops
will be employed, in which event mas
sacres are almost inevitable.
Attorneys for Mrs. Lena Lillic, con
victed of the murder of her husband,
have filcil in the supreme court of
Nebraska an appeal containing 13,000
allegations of errors. The work is in
four volumes and is the longest ap
peal ever Hied in the state. Mrs.
I.illie was sentenced to imprisonment
for life for the murder of Harvey Lil
lie, October 2-1, 1002. He was shot
At Kicff, Russia, three workmen
were killed and 24 wounded when the
Cossacks tired on and charged strik
ers who were attempting to interfere
with railroad traffic. The rioters
numbered 2,000. A magistrate, an of
ficer and several soldiers were in
jured by stones.
During a family fight In the town of
Seif, Wis,, Gottlieb Schultz shot and
lulled his daughter, Mrs. Patrick Ley
don. Leydon himself received a bul
let in the chest and is expected to die.
Sehultz's skull was crushed, but ho
is expected to recover. Mrs. Schultz
wns injured also. Schultz has been
awaiting trial for an alleged attempt
to kill liis wife and is believed to be
Three of the 10 mills of the Home
stead (I'a.) steel works have closed
down for necessary repairs, throwing
out of employment about 500. The
suspension at this time is not un
usual and the officials say is without
significance. During the next few
weeks many of the mills and furnaces
of the Carnegie Steel Co. will be
closed down for repairs.
The textile strike in Philadelphia
which was inaugurated ten weeks
ago hns been practically declared off,
20,000 of the strikers through their
executive board deciding to return to
work. It is estimated that about 00,
O00 textile strikers were on a strike
mid the determination of one-third of
these to return to work it is believed
will force the collapse of the strike.
Sheriff L. V. "Williamson, of Do
Soto county, Mississippi, was shot
Jind probably mortally wounded at
Hernando, Miss., in a pistol duel with
County Surveyor W. 11. Moody, of De
The American Window Glass Co. has
officially announced that the wage
scale for the coming fire in all of its
pot plants has been signed. The now
scale is an advance of 10 per cent,
above last year and is the highest
ever paid in the glass trade. The
company also makes known that only
o00 pots, or about one-fourth of its
former capacity, will be operated. The
other throe-fourths, comprising the
tank plants, will be equipped With
tlic now blowing machines.
Thomas Tharp, who was a witness
for the defense in the Curtis-Jolt
trial at Cyniliiunn, Ky went to his
liome at Klkafawn, Ky., set fire to
the house and stood guard over the
blazing building and shot at all who
attempted to extinguish the flames,
The aged father of Tharp received a
slight flesh wound.
Aiice France, 05 years old, at one
time a well known actress and a
member of a famous English family
of actors and actresses, died sudden
ly in a cheap lodging house at Naw
York- City the other day.
Instructions have been forwarded
io the managers of the cotton mills
of the China, Webster and Pembroke
manufacturing companies ut Sun
cook, X. II., to shut down the three
corporations until August 2-1. The
action was decided iipon because of
the high cost of cotton and the un
satisfactory condition of the market
or print cloths.
At Atlantic Highlands, X. JCliarlcs
Pinch, flic town's only policeman, was
ordered out of Murphy's saloon by
Bartender John Vandcrburger. Finch
returned with n small cannon used for
firing salutes at. the bathing pavilion.
Placing if on the bar, ho discharged
it in Vnnderbergcr's face. Ono of
the bartender's eyes was shot out and
Ids face horribly mangled.
A general lockout affecting more
-than 1,40(1 jewelry workers was decid
ed on at a recent meeting of the Xew
York Manufacturing Jewelers' asso
ciation on account of demands by the
JCcw York local of the International
JejycJry Workers' union,
Tlic strike of the employes of the
Iluffalo (X. ) Union Furnace Co
hns been settled aivd the men have re
turned to work. The company will
not recognize (lie Furnace Workers
union, but will deal witli the varioui
strikers through ii.e unions with
which fhoy are. afllliatcd. The strike
originally was declared ns a result ol
trouble with a blacksmith employed
by the company. Five hundred men
Thomas J. Stewart, coniinander-in
chief of the Grand Army of the He
public, accompanied by the Phlhidcl
phiti delegates, has left Philadelphia
for San Francisco to attend tlic na
tional encampment of the Grand
Army. Thlrty-flvo battle flags that
were carried In tlic civil- war were
taken along by the delegates to be
carried in the encampment parade.
Parsons, Kan., was visited recently
by the most severe windstorm that
ever struck the city and heavy dam
age resulted. The new blacksmith
and boiler shops of t.ie Missouri, Kan
sas fc Texas railroad were demolish
ed, while in the residence sections
many small buildings were wrecked.
Several stores were badly wrecked.
A tornado passed through the
thickly populated mining district
north and east of Pittsburg, Kan.,
destroying hundreds of houses, mine
tipples and buildings of every de
scription and converting into ruin a
strip of thickly populated territory
eight miles long and two miles wide.
At least two persons were killed and
fully 00 were injured.
In deciding several pending auto
mobile cases the court of spe
cial sessions nt Xew York; City in n
case against James T. MeWilliams
held that the provisions of the Bailey
law requiring owners of automobiles
to register with and obtain certifi
cates from the secretary of state is
The portc has sent instructions to
the wills of the Armenian provinces
of Asia Minor, holding them person
ally responsible for any Kurdish ex
cesses and ordering vigorous meas
ures to be taken to prevent fighting.
Little Ted Kendall, who disappeared
from the home of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Kendall, in Indian
apolis, and for whom a diligent
search had been made by the neigh
bors and the. entire police force, was
found dead in a cistern a few doors
from the Kendall home. It is sup
posed he walked into the cistern and
At Columbia, S. C, Lizzie Aiken, n
negro woman, 4S years old, has been
committed to jail for beheading her
two daughters, 3 and 5 years old. The
heads were severed with an axe and
she threw them into a fire. The
woman admitted the crime, saying
she had received a message from God
ordering the crime.
Almost all work is at a standstill
in the manufacturing jewelry trade ni
Xow York City as a result of the
lockout by the Xew York Manufac
turing Jewelers' association. Some
men are at work, but their numbers
are confined to non-union operatives
and those who have individual agree
ments with the bosses.
Gen. Miles has accepted the oflice of
president of the Thomas Jefferson
Memorial association and the associa
tion nnnounces that his election is for
the remainder of its existence.
The German government's efVorts
to check the tropical worm disease
among the mine operatives in the Ks
scn district hare proved unsuccessful.
The disease is spreading.
In consequence of the assassina
tion of King Alexander and Queen
Draga and the subsequent attitude of
the Servian military officers, both
Hussia and Austria have decided to
send home all the Servian officers
studying in their military schools.
The "Katy flyer" of the Missouri,
Kansas & Texas railroad was derailed
near Sedalia.Mo., and 21 persons were
injured, none seriously. Xo one was
Bert Leroy Woodward, n trapshoot
er of international reputation and a
member of the American team which
contested in the international tour
nament in Kngland two years ago, is
dead at Brockton, Mass.
George Kusie, aged 17, of South
Sharon, Pa., is insane because of the
sudden shrieking of a locomotive
whistle on the Krie railroad. He has
been in this country but a short time
and never saw a locomotive at close
Warden Bridges, of the state peni
tentiary at C'1'.arlcstown, Mass., is re
sponsible for an innovation in the
line of exercise for prisoners. lie
has organized two baseball nines
from prisoners in the institution, who
piny every Saturday, and those of
their fellow convicts that have earned
the privilege by good behavior are
permitted to witness flic game. Po
sitions on tlie teams also come as re
wards of merit and a consequent im
provement in discipline has resulted.
The San Francisco Kxaminer says
that Dr. August Greth, an aeronaut
of 20 years' experience, has made an
ascension from that city in a dirigible
balloon or airship which he con
structed. Ho did not cut loose from
cable connections witli the ground,
but claimed that the balloon was
fully under control and that he steer
ed it up and down, back and forth,
and around at will.
The police of Philadelphia have nr
rested four merchants charged with
violating the law regarding the: sale
of firearms to minors. The arrests
are the outcome of an- investigation
Into the cause of death of four chil
dren from lockjaw, the result of pis
in a deposition given before Com
missioner Saunders at St. Xouis
Thomas A. Cleage, tiie main factor of
the Cleage Commission Co., admitted
that lie could not tell within $100,000
what he laid paid his brokers, mid
that lie could not tell within MOO.OOO
what he lost in corn last December.
A contract has been awarded by the
Baltimore & Ohio Hullrond Co. for
additional passenger equipment, in
volving an expenditure of about $000,
000, and wllli this new rolling stock
the company will be equipped to
handle the world's fair business to
and from St. Louis next year. The
order covers 40 passenger cars nnd 40
baggage und postal cars.
POPE IS CROWNED.
Rite Performed with GrcatPomp
Nct'clit.V TlioiiHttiiil I'coplo WltucK'cil
the Itlumilllronl Kitcvtncln ivlilcli
IiiiNlctt Vivo Hours l'rocon-
mIuii Numbered 500 Uii-
Home, Aug. 10. The ceremony of
tlic coronation of Pope Plus X took
place Sunday In the basilica of St.
Peter's in the presence of tlic princes
and high dignitaries of the church,
diplomats and itoniau nobles and with
nil the solemnity and splendor asso
ciated with tills, the most magnificent
rife in the Homan Catholic church.
As Cardinal Macohl, the dean of the
cardinal deacons, placed the triple
crown on the head of the venerable
pontiff the throng of 70,000 persons
PLACIXG TILE T1AHA UPOX THE POPE'S HEAD
gathered within the cathedral burst
into restrained acclamations, the
choir intoned a hymn of triumph and
the bells of Home rang out a joyful
It is 37 years since the Homans and
Europe assisted at such a function
as was held in St. Peter's yesterday.
The great basilica, popularly suppos
ed never to have been quite full, was
overflowing with humanity. The
papal throne, a bewildering mixture
of gold, red nnd silver, was erected
in front of the high altar.
After their entrance the people
had long hours of waiting and it is
computed that the majority were on
their feet altogether ten hours, five
before the ceremony and another five
hours while it lasted.
Inside the Vatican palace there was
no less movement and bustle as the
papal procession, composed of about
500 persons, all of whom had gath
ered early in -the apostolic palace,
The central figure in the long
cortege was Pius X, borne in the
On the appearance of the pontiff it
seemed ns though the people would
seek to carry him in their arms, so
great was their enthusiasm. Cries
of "Pius, our pope, our father," and
"Long live Pius X"' wore raised, not
withstanding the large placards post
ed all over the basilica saying: "Ac
clamations are forbidden."
A quaint ceremony was then car
ried out. The master of ceremonies
knelt three times before the pontiff,
each time lighting a handful of hemp
which surmounted a silver torch and
as the flame flashed and then died out
he chanted "Pater Sancte, Sic Transit
Gloria Mundi" (holy Fnther, thus
passcth away the glory of the
The procession then proceeded. At
the chapel of the sacrament there
was another halt and his holiness left
the sedia gestatoria and prayed at the
nlfar. On re-entering the chair he
was carried to the chapel of St. Greg
ory, where he oflleiated at a mass.
Then all the cardinals donned their
silver copes and white mitres and the
pope was borne to the throne amid
The scone presented on his mount
ing tlio throne formed a magnificent
picture to which no pen could do jus
tice. The central figure was the ven
erable pontiff seated on the throne.
Two lines of cardinals clad in silver
and scarlet reached to Hie high altar
with its burden of burning candles
and sacred vessels, while around
stood the papal guards, the pontifical
court, monks and officials. The cathe
dral was illuminated wil,h twinkling
lights, while the marble columns nnd
walls rendered the color scheme more
vivid. Overhead was the most mag
nificent dome in tho world, up to
which floated tho harmony of music.
From the throne Pius X, surround
ed by his suite, walked to the high
altar, standing over the crypt of St.
Peter, into which meanwhile Car
dinal Macchl descended to pray. The
popo then blessed tho altar and after
saying the "Indulgentlnm," the mani
ple, a symbol of the cord with which
Christ was bound on his capture, was
placed, witli great ceremony, upon
the pope's arm, while at tho snmu
time prayers for tne coronation wore
recited by Cnrdinnls Vannutelll, Mo-
Undo Hutu Sui'N Cattlemen.
Topeka, Kan., Aug. 13. Three suits
were filed in the United States dis
trict court yesterday by the United
States against extensive cattle ranch
firms in western Kansas, charging
them with having government land
under fence.- The Circle Land and
Cattle Co., in Sheridan and Wallace
counties, is charged witli having 11,
000 acres unlawfully fenced; the 0.
P. Dewey Cattle Co., 8,000 acres in
Cheyenne, nnd tlio Mills-Wood Cattle
C'o'about. tun sections. Twelve other
milts are in course of preparation
against western cattlemen of the
cenni, Agltnrdi nnd Satolli. He
turning from the crypt, Cardinal
Macchl placed upon the shoulders of
tlio pope the pontifical pallium and
nttnehed it with three golden jeweled
Mass was then celebrated witli
great pomp and ceremony, the voice
of flic pope becoming gradually more
firm nnd sonorous uutlKit was even
audible In the most distant corner of
the Immense church. Following this,
Cardinal Macchl performed the rito
of incensing the pope, whom lie sub
sequently kissed three times on tlio
cheeks and chest, as did Cardinals
Segna and Vnnnutellh Upon the
pope's return to the throne the car
dinals offered their last obedience to
the pontiff, kissing his hand and feet,
nnd being embraced by him twice in
turn. The bishops nnd archbishops
kissed liis foot and right knee, while
the abbots kissed only liis foot. Tlio
holy father then walked to the
shrine of St. Peter for the, cuhnlnat-
ing rites of the ceremony. The whole
sacred college gathered about the
pope singing Palestinian's "Corona
Aurea Super Caput Ejus," while the
choir burst forth into song.
Cardinal Deacon Segna then raised
the pontiff's mitre nnd Senior Car
dinal Deacon Mucoid placed on the
venerable white head the triple
crown. At this moment the church
was filled with the ringing of bells,
the blowing of silver trumpets and
flie acclamations of the people.
SECRETARY ROOT TO RESIGN.
Gov. Tnl't, of tho IMillmlur, Will
l'rolmbly be BIIj Successor.
Washington, Aug. 12. Before Sec
retary Hoot sails for London to sit
with the Alaskan commission lie will
place his resignation in the hands of
President lioosevelt, in order that the
president may appoint a secretary of
war if it is deemed necessary during
Mr. Hoot's absence. It is expected,
however, that the resignation will
not be acted upon until after congress
It has been known for some time
that Secretary Hoot intended to re
tire, but lie did not wish to leave the,
department until the general staff bill
was in operation and other matters
pertaining to tlio department were
well under way. It is understood
that the matter of his successor has
been discussed, nnd while nothing of
ficial can be obtnined, it is believed
that the position will be tendered to
While Secretary Hoot i.s in London
he will remain in communication witli
the war department nnd matters per
taining to the general staff and other
important affairs will be referred to
him. If the sittings of the Alaskan
commission extend beyond December
1 it is likely that the secretary's res
ignation will be accepted and his suc
cessor appointed at that time, and if
the situation in the war department
becomes such tlint a secretary is
needed to fake charge of affairs, one
will lie appointed cnrlier. it is believ
ed here that there will be a great
deal of delay in consideration of the.
Alaskan boundary case and that the
United States commissioners may be
detained in London several months.
Secretary Hoot's desire to leave
public life is based largely on per
sonal grounds. His family does not
like life In Washington and the sec
retary desires to return to his law
practice in Xew York. The great
questions that were pending in the
war department, relating mainly to
the administration of the islands ac
quired from Spain nnd the establish
ment of n government in Cuba, have
been accomplished during Secretary
Hoot's administration. The reorgan
ization of thenrmy under the general
staff plan is now under way and the
secretary feels that ho lias accom
plished the work that he was called
on to do when he became secretary
Attempted AsmiftHl tuition,
Marseilles, Aug. 10. Two shots
were fired at Premier Combes yester
dayns he was riding. Ho was not hit.
The man who fired tho. shots was ar
rested, as wns his companion. Tlio
man said his name was Snnvalre
Pieolo and spoke with an Italian ac
cent. GomporM- Challenge l'nrry.
Indianapolis, Aug. IS. Samuel
Oompers, president of the. American
Federation of Labor, hns placed a
challenge in the hands of a commit
tee, addressed to D. M. Parry, offer
ing to meet the hitter on the stump
at the Labor day celebration at the
fair grounds in this city and tu-giiu
with lif in the question of unionism.
When told of tho challenge, Mr. l'ar
ry, who is president of the National
Manufacturers' association, , said he
would await the delivery of the chal
lenge with interest, but lie Iind no
desire to "parade Mr," (lompcrs as n
rival attraction at a' baby show."
AN AWFUL H0KR0B
Ono Hundred People Lose Their
Lives in a Tunnel.
Tlio Dreadful Arclilcnt Occurred on
tile Metropolitan Klcctrlc Knll-
wuy In Furls, Ifriuico-Tlirco
Trains IStiriicil IIcurt
Paris, Aug. 12. Eighty-four bod
ies have been recovered and the dentil
list probably will exceed 100 in the
underground railway disaster which
occurred here Monday night. The ac
cident, which occurred on the Metro
politan electric railway, assumed the
proportions of nu awful catastrophe
yesterday when more than four score
bodies of the burned and suffocated
victims were removed from the sub
The scones at tne mnutlt of the tun
nel where tho victims were brought
forth were of tlio most heartrending
description crowds of weeping men,
women and children struggling for
ward in an effort to recognize their
missing relatives and friends. Most
of the victims are from the middle
nnd working classes, as tlio trains
were carrying them home from their
Although the accident occurred at S
o'clock Monday evening, the officials
and firemen were unable until early
Tuesday morning to descend into the
tunnel owing to the blinding clouds of
smoke from the burning train. Fre
quent attempts were made by heroic
volunteers, whom it was necessary to
The causes of the accident are en
g'igiii2T the attention of the officials.
Several versions of the disaster are
given, but the main facts which have
been established are the following:
Train Xo. 43, which caused tlic acci
dent, came from Porte Dauphlne, at
the entrance to the Bois De Bou
logne, in the western part of Paris,
and circled the northerly quarter of
the city. In this northern quarter
n manufacturing section the train
picked up numbers of workmen, who,
after their day s work, were return
ing to their homes in the eastern sec
tion of the city. On reaching tlio
neighborhood of the cemetery of
Pore La Chaise the electrical motor
failed to act properly and the train
waited at the station of Les Cliouron
nes until the arrival of a second train,
which pushed the crippled train for
ward, making a total of 1G coaches.
After proceeding about 200 yards
towards Menilmontant station the
damaged dynamo set fire to the en
gine of the first train. The fire burn
ed fiercely, raising quantities of
smoke. Simultaneously the electric
lights on the trains went out, leaving
the passengers in tf.tal darkness ex
cept for the light of the burning en
gine far ahead. This Impeded the
progress of the trains toward Menil
montant. The terror-stricken pas
sengers got out nnd tried to grope
their way back to Les Couronnes.
The powerful electrical current which
continued in the rails is believed to
have stunned or killed many.
Mnny of the passengers managed to
reach Les Couronnes station, but the
main body of the passengers was
overcome by the heat and smoke.
A terrific panic occurred among
those behind, and the horror of the
situation wa"s increased by a third
train crashing into the liery mass and
adding another crowd of panic
stricken passengers to those seeking
Will It Alleet tlio I.alco Level!
Ogdensburg, X". X., Aug. 12. By or
der of the secretary of war, Maj.
Bingham, of the engineer corps, held
o public hearing here Tuesday to as
certain whether the construction of a
dam across the channel between
Adams and Galoup islands will mate
rially affect the level of Lake Ontario
or the rights of any citizen of the
United States. The Canadian govern
ment constructed a new channel to
the head of the St. Lawrence rapids,
and, finding that strong cross cur
rents interfered witli traffic in the
channel by forcing many vessels
nground, hns petitioned the United
States government for permission to
construct a dam HOO feet long to ob
viate the difficulty.
A Dimgei-oii Counterfeit.
Washington, Aug. 12. The secret
service hns discovered a now counter
feit $10 silver certificate. The gen
eral appearance of the note is said
to be excellent and calculated to de
ceive oven careful handlers of money.
It is in imitation of the series of
18'Jl, check letter D, Tillman, regis
ter; bears the portrait of Hendricks
and apparently is printed from plates
of photo-mechanical process. Three
specimens of tiie notce have been
Clerk mill 810,001) i1IIlnu.
Atlantic City, X. .T., Aug. 12. The
police hist night had reported to them
the disappearance of the night clerk
at a Chelsea hotel and witli him dis
appeared some $10,000. The man got
out. Monday morning, but tlio rob
bery was kepi a secret in hope he
would return. Chelsea is n suburb
of this resort.
din nl Treaty In Doomed.
Panama, Aug. 12. The latest news
from Bogota is not fuvorublu to the
ratification of the canal treaty. A
correspondent writes that seven sen
ators favor and 17 oppose ratifica
tion and that unless some radical
change occurs soon all efforts to so
cure its ratification will fall.
I'l'It'O Of falllOM to l0 IClllHCtl.
Pittsburg, Aug. 12. Wage scales
for the window glass workmen have
been agreed to by the various groups
into which the manufacturers are di
vided on the highest basin ever paid
in tho United States. It is stated
that the I'JOII-IH fire will begin Qe to
iler 15 nnd continue until May" 15,
1001. By delaying tlio starting of
manufacture until October is it ifi
expected tlio stock on hand, will be
pretty well sold up, and in anticipa
tion of tills condition prices tiro listed
to bo advanced 20 por cent, on Sep
tember 1, one-half of which advance
the workers get In increased wages,
Woman Killed by n Train. '
Olmsted Falls, Aug. 11. Sick ins
Mind and body and mourning over the
taking away of her babe, Mrs, Lillian
Edwards was the victim of a sad
tragedy here Monday. She was rim.
over by a- L. S. & M. S. train within li
feet of the homo of her father, Ed
ward Damp, proprietor of the Olm
sted Falls roller mills. Her body was
found nt daybreak by railroad men.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Edwards live in Akron.
The husband was a tinner. When till),
wife became ill she went to her
parents' home in Olmsted Falls to be
cared for, taking the baby along. T he
child became sick. Mrs. Edwards not
being able to give it proper care, she
consented to have it sent to relatives,
Hum No 1'oivcr to I'l.v Valuation.
Columbus, Aug. 11. According to a.
decision made .Monday by State Audi
tor Gullbert to tlio Cleveland board
of review, Tax Inquisitor Morgen
tlialc'r lias no jurisdiction in fixing
valuations after the board of reiev
has passed upon them. Auditor Gull
bert holds that Morgcnthaler's ac
tions in boosting valuations after the
board oT review lias equalized them is
illegal. The acts of the board of re-t
view in equalizing valuations are held Av
to be final. The decision is of much
importance to taxpayers in general
and to several In particular whose
property valuations Morgcnthnler is
at present attempting to increase,
notwithstanding tlie remonstrance of
the board of review.
Ituitlc Cashier IImsIh.
Cincinnati, Aug. 12. Tlie police af
ter searching for two days have been
unable to locate John K. Brown, cash
ier of tlie Union bank at Xew Hol
land, 0. Brown boarded a train for
Cincinnati last Saturday and he has
not been seen since. The bank was.
unable to open as Brown has the com
bination and dispatches received here
state that there is great excitement,
in Xew Holland,
The bank safe ns opened last
night by an expert and found to con-
tain only $35S in gold and silver. The
books are in bad shape and tlie loss,
will reach over $75,000. Tlio deposits
were nearly $200,000. The stockhold
ers are said to be good for onlj $25,
000. I.uyllu IIus a Little 1.1st.
Columbus, Aug. 12. Secretary of
State Laylin is preparing a list of
corporations that have failed to pay
the Willis tax, preparatory to their
certification to tlio attorney general
to be used for not only the collection
of the tax, but also tlie penalty of
$500 and $100 a day from June 1.
There nre about 250 delinquent iur
porations, ngainst whom tlie penal
ties Would aggregate about $1,025,000
to date, being $7,700 on each corpora
tion. Laylin will not make public
the list until it lias been verified.
Cleveland leads in the number of de
linquent corporations, having S7,
whoso penalties would aggregate
$000,900. Stone Succeed Arthur.
Cleveland, Aug. 12. W. S. Stone, of
Eldon, la., has been elected grand
chief of tlie Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Engineers to fill the unexpired'
term of P. M. Arthur, whose sudden
death occurred several weeks ago.
The announcement of Stone's elec
tion followed the Tuesday morning
session of the grand officers ofthet
brotherhood, who have been in Cleve
land for several days. He was the
unanimous choice of tlie otlicers and
his acceptance of tlic high honor con
ferred upon him was received witli
tlic utmost enthusiasm.
KxploMoii Caused Three Dentils,
Portsmouth, Aug. 11. Humphreys
& Ilognn's canning fnctory at Hut
land, near here, blew up at noon Mon
day, killing three persons nnd injur
ing a dozen others. The Killed are:
Said Xear, Don Mutchler nnd Dale
Hnwlings. They were workmen. The
factory was lighted yesterday for the
first time t liis season and ns a result
of the explosion tlio building was
blown to pieces.
r ": !ot n IjII'o Sentence. " .
Cincinnati, Aug, 12. Fred Gcigor,
wife murderer, was sentenced yestr
day to hard labor in tlie Columbus
penitentiary for life. lie killed his.
wne. with a pair of shears. Then
little child Stephen, aged 5, was the
only witness, nnd his testimony,
"Papa hit mamma with the scissors,"
together with eircunistanllal evi
dence, did much to convict him.
Vlrcbimx nt Work.
Warren, Aug, 12. Incondinries"
burned tlio Mahoning Valley waiting,
room nt Deforest Monthly night nnd
also sot fire to the pavilion nt Midway It
park and a barn belonging to Land
lord Bailey, of Deforest. The Inst
two were snvrd.
No Votliiu machines 'i'hlH Vcnr.
Cleveland, Aug. 7. Cleveland elec
tors will'have no opportunity to try
voting machines tins fall. Tills dy
decided by tho board of elcetiojiu
Thursday because othe grtat ex
pense and tlio luck of funds.
A .lull Unlivery, ,
Springfield, Aug. 11. Three prison
ers, nil nrrested for misdemeanors, es
caped from the city prison Sunday
night through the bars of a roar win
dow and all miido good their escupe.
Will IlKtubllitli n Chain of I'lipcr.
Ashland, Aug. 7. Postmaster V. S.
Cuppeller, of Mansfield, owner nnd
publisher of tho Mansfield Xews, has.
purchased tho Ashland, O., Daily and
Weekly Gazette and has consolidated:
the Gazette with ex-Senator HUde
brnnd's paper, tho Times. Tlio Mans
field Xews is a staunch republican
paper nnd Mr. Cappellor's now paper
will preach the doctrines of tlio re
publican party. It is reported Hint.
Mr. Cnppoller proposes to establish a.
syndicate of inland papers in adja
cent Ohio territory and that several
other newspaper plants will bo pur
chased in tho near future,