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KILLED BY FALLING WALL
Tons of Brick and Mortar Crash
Through Minneapolis Hotel.
SLEEPING PEOPLE ARE CAUGHT.
Ruins of Building Topple Over In
Gale Upon a Three-Story
The side wall of the O. II. Peek
Building In Fifth street, south, Min
neapolis, which was left standing, by
the great fire of last week, toppled
over In a gale early Tuesday onto the
Crocker hotel, a three-Btory structure
adjoining. The tons of brick and mor
tar crashed completely down through
the fllmsily-constructed building,
carrying floor nnd all Into a mass
of debris in the basement. The 14
btroiis who were sleeping In the
various apartments were caught In
the crushed structure. Eight of them
The dead: Hans Anderson, employ
ed at Ronner's livery; Janus Hamil
ton, employed at Ronner's livery; C.
M. Kenvon. foreman of Daniels's lin
seed oil mill: William Llllyblado. em
ployed In Daniels's Unseed oil mill;
Mrs. Maggie Leelalre, cook; William
Emmer"nion, laborer; William Bray,
contractor; Joseph Violet coachman.
The Injured: Mrs. Carrie Uoyce, cut
about face and bruised; W. J. Crock
er, badly bruised and suffering from
exposure; Mrs. Jennie Murphy, chest
Injured; ' Mrs. Evelyn Williams, face
cut nnd badly bruised; Mrs. Annn Mc
Nevlns, fhee cut and badly bruised.
Some of those Injured were In the
Belmont Hotel adjoining the Crocker
and were hurt by the debris thnt was
forced through the wnll separnting the
A passerby, who heard the crash,
turned In a fire alarm nnd the depart
ment arrived In time to check nn in
cipient blaze. The firemen and police
men at once turned their attention to
rescuing those still alive and recov
ering the dead.
FOR BAREFOOT TROOPS.
Philippine Scouts Said to Be Burden
ed With Too Much Clothes.
General Wood, commanding the De
partment of Mlndnnao, Philippine di
vision, in his annual report to the
War Department says the troops have
been In the field a great portion of tho
year. Conditions among the Moros
are now generally peaceful. General
"The establishment of civil govern
ment nnd the extension over them of
certain laws and regulations has
caused some excitement and nt times
serious resistance, especially tho law
"In Jolo affairs are quiet. The
prompt crushing of Hassan's upris
ing has made a deep Impression on
tho people, and the abrogation of the
Bates agreement has done much to
bring to nn end the unfortunate con
ditons which existed under It."
Tlnfrt All' imiHv t Vin ivinnrl alrla lu
the only band of Moros now openly
hostile, nnd It Is small and Is being
followed by troops and scouts. Gen
eral Wood says:
"The scout's ability to do excellent
marching barefoot should be Improv
ed and his feet kept In condition so
to do. We have swnthed and toggled
.our troplenl nntlve soldier, whose na
tive clothes weighed only a few oun
ces and hung loosely on him, with all
the clothing 'requirements of those
for the temperate zone."
Death of Bishop Phelan.
The Rt. Rev. Richard Phelan, bish
op of the Pittsburg diocese of the
Roman Catholic church, died at St.
Paul's Orphan asylum In Idle wood.
Ho bud been In a comntose condition
for several days and passed peacefully
away, without recovering conscious
ness. Richard Phelan was one of the
most distinguished men of the Ameri
can Roman Catholic church. He
possessed a strong nnd great mind
and exceptional business skill. He
was straightforward and blunt, charit
able and kind, and simple in his hab
its. He was born In the townlnnd
of Stralee, near Bnllyragget, County
Kilkenny, Ireland, January 1, 1828.
SEIZED BY JAPANESE.
Both Vessels Were Carrying Russian
The Jupnnese protected cruiser
Tsushima seized the British Btoam
er, Nlgretla, bound for Vladivostok,
oil tUson, Korea.
The Nlgretla was sent to Susebo
for trial before the prize court. It la
reported she had on board officer 8 and
men of Russian torpedo boat destroy
ers who hud escaped from Intern
ment at Shanghai and were attempt
ins; to regain the Russian lines.
The British steamer King Arthur
was captured while attempting to
leave Port Arthur yesterday by the
Japanese gunrdshlp Asaglrt. She has
on board Russian naval officers who
were attempting to join the Russian
second Pacific squadron. She was
taken to Basedo for trial.
Aged Woman Victim of Flames.
Ou leaving home iu Youngstown, O.,
Mr. and Mrs. John Hartshorne left
their children In charge of Mr. Harts
horne's mother, 78 years old. She
smoked her pipe and her clothes
caught fire. Neighbors found her on
a bed enveloped In flames. The wo
man was burned to a crisp.
Express Co. Loses Large 8um.
The Adams Express Company lost
nearly $250,000 by the Are which de
stroyed one of their cars on the Owl
train on the Boston & Albany railroad,
which left New York Thursday night
The loss Includes $200)000 lu bank
bills and coupon bonds, all negotiable
paper; $4,000 worth of bills consigned
from New York to the Worcester Na-
lonal bank; $30,000 worth of tuer-
-. i - i 1 . 0 111(1 . L
nanuise ana jenm g,vuv wunu t
iwelry and other valuables.
KEKWAN HILL TAKEN.
Japanese Occupy Another of Port Ar
thur's Defenses. .
The Japanese fired an Immense
mine under portions of the North fort
ot East Kekwan mountain at Port
Arthur. Tho Infantry Immediately
charged nnd occupied the fort with a
The following report of the capture
wns telegraphed from General Nogl's
headquarters on the 19th:
"At 2:15 o'clock on the afternoon of
December IS part of our army blew
up the pnrnpets of the North fort of
Fast Kekwnn mountain nnd then char
ged. A fierce bntfln with hnnd gren
ades ensued. Owing to the stubborn
reslHtnnce of the enemy with his ma
chine guns; as well as plenty ot am
"Subsequently, at 7 o'clock In the
evening, General Semenmiam, com
manding the support, advanced Into
the casemates nnd threw his support
Into the fight Inn line In a Inst brave
"At 11:50 o'clock at night we com
pletely occupied the fort and Immedl
nicly engaged In the construction of
defensive works. Our occupation bo
ennie firmly nsxiirod to-riny.
"Before retiring the enemy exploded
four mines In the neighborhood of the
neck of the fort. We raptured five
nine-centimeter field guns and two ma
chine guns our operations were tem
ninnltion. The enemy left 40 or 50
d"nd. Our casualties have not been
Investigated, but they are not heavy."
A SPECTACULAR FIRE.
Destroys Property Value) at $200,000
and Attracts Huge Crowd.
The large three-story building at
Nos. 919 nnd 921 Walnut street, Phila
delphia, occupied by hnlf a dozen
business concerns, wns destroyed by
fire entailing a loss of $200,000.
Among tho occupants of the building
which extended from Walnut to Snn
Rom Rtreeis, were He"ry T. Contes &
Co.. book publishers; Longhead & Co.,
printers; H. E. Sehultz & Co., milli
nery and dress trimmings; A. K. Bill
stein, millinery goods, and D. Klein
& Co., tailors.
The Irving house, which Is largely
patronized by the theatrical profes
sion, and the Racquet club which ad
joins the burned property, were dam
aged principally by smoke and wat
er. The fire was one of the most ex
citing and spectacular that has occur
red In a long time. Thousands of
Christmas shoppers were nttracted by
the sight, nnd for a long time greatly
hindered the firemen.
Report From Commissioner of Cor
porations Stir Things Up.
Characterizing the present Static
system of Incorporation as a situation
of anarchy, James R. Garfield, Com
missioner of Corporations, In render
ing the first report of his burenu's
Investigations of lnter-Sinto corpora
tions, advocates Federal franchises
or licenses as a solution of the trust
problem. Independent State action,
he declares, is totally Inadequate.
Cullers -at tho White House say tho
President Is as deeply Interested In
this as In the proposal to extend the
power of the Inter-State Commerce
Commission. The views of Mr. Gar
field are those of the President.
Hence, the report Is regarded as of
the utmost Importance. It Is con
sidered to be the flrRt. word officially
spoken of a comprehensive program
me, revolutionary In some respects,
which will be the most .Important
work of the Roosevelt administra
tion. FATAL WRECK QN B., R. A p.
Conductors of Trains Had Different
Orders Two Killed, One Scalded.
' Two freight trains, each drawn by
two engines, crashed together on
Jewettvllle curve about two miles
north of West Fall on the Buffalo,
Rochester A Pittsburg railroad.
James Brogon, brakeman, and L. Colo,
flremnn, both of Buffalo, were killed,
und T. M. Brntton, a fireman, was
The conductor of tho extra south
bound train claims he had orders to
meet the troln going north at W'est
Falls. The crew of the northbound
train sny they had orders to meet
the extra freight at Hamburg, the
next station north of West Falls.
KIDNAPED GIRL FOUND.
Father Successful After Searching for
Her for Fifteen Years.
After 15 years' search James B. Mc
Donald of Cincinnati has found In the
forest at Twlsp, Okoning county,
Washington, many miles from rail
roads, IiIb 19 year old daughter Llllie
McDonald, who was kidnaped by two
rough looking men June 10, 1889, while
playing neur her home a mile from
Plainfield, N. J.
The kidnaping of Llllie broke up the
McDonald home and a year later Mrs.
McDonald died in Orange from a brok
en heart, resulting from terrible sus
pense. McDonald moved to Dayton
and luter to Clnciunut'. , He has spent
a fortune In bis effot to recover his
child who was found last week, as the
adopted daughter of Mrs. Mary L.
High Mark of Immigration.
The prediction that the ilscal year
ending June, 1905, will see the great
est Influx of Immigrants Into the
United 8tutes was made by Commis
sioner Oeneral of Immigration Prank
P. Surgent. Mr. Sargent added that
the Incoming foreigners are Inferior
morally and physically, while .finan
cially they are almost paupers.
BARS AND PLATE8 ADVANCED.
Manufacturers of Both Products Meet
and Boost the Prices.
The Steel Bar association ot a meet
ing In Jersey City advanced the price
of steel - burs $2 ' a ton. The steel
plate manufacturers held a meeting
there also and voted to advance the
price of stoel plates $2 a ton.
The manufacturers of structural
steel also advanced the price of their
product about $2 too. .
'pious OF 1.10
What Is Expected to Happen on
Appearance of Baltic! Fleet.
WARSHIPS ARE NOT SEAWORTHY
Port Arthur Fleet Not Considered a
Factor In Coming Fight With Ad
While declining to give details the
admiralty admits that Russian advi
ces from Port Arthur sent by Gen.
Stoesscl substantially confirmed tho
Japanese advices ot the partial
wrecking of the Russian ships In the
harbor. It Is claimed that several ot
tho larger ships and a respectable
number of torpedo boat destroyers
are still seaworthy, but they are not
being considered as a factor In the
coming fight between Admiral Togo's
ships ond the Russian second Pacific
The whole series of misfortunes
which has ot tended tho Port Arthur
squardon Is a bitter chapter In Rus
sian naal annals, but since the nrrl
vnl of the latest advices there has
been less disposition to criticise Rear
Admiral Wlren's failure to make a
sortie. Gen. Stoessel having decided
thnt further defense of the fortress
would be impossible If tho guns of
the worships and tho sailors landed
were reembarked. Had tho ships
been able to go out under the condi
tions existing, they would have been
at the mercy of the Japanese and
have been sacrificed without hope of
Inflicting commensurate damage. If
the fortress Is relieved. It Is believed
thnt most of the ships will be raised
EIGHT-HOUR REST LAW.
Bill In Congress Proposes Intermis
sion in Day's Work.
It Is proposed by Representative
Norrls of Nebraska to enact what Is
known nmong railway men as the
eight-hour rest rule Into law nnd give
the Interstnto commerce commission
tho power to see that It Is enforced.
By the provUlonB of the Norrls bill
thnt wns Introduced It shall not be
lawful to employ trainmen, engine
men, dispatchers or telegraph opera
tors on railways engaged In Inter
state commerce for a longer period
thnn 24 hours without a rest of eight
hours Intervening. The Intent of the
bill Is to give men In the train ser
vice eight hours rest between trips.
This Idea is Incorporated Into the
rules of most of the large systems,
but Is not always enforced.
There Is a provision In tho bill that
makes It not applicable In the case of
unavoidable accidents which will
permit railways to employ men extra
timo In clearing up wrecks. The en
forcement of the law Is placed In the
hands of the Interstate commerce
commission, which Is empowered to
Investigate all alleged violations and
report them to the courts in the dis
tricts In which they occur. A fine of
$500 Is attached to each violation.
DINNER GIVEN TO PARKER.
Republicans as Well as Democrats
Welcome Him Back to the Bar.
Alton Brooks Parker,- former Chief
Justice of the Court of Appeals and
Democratic candidate for the Presi
dency In the last campaign, was the
guest of honor at a dinner at the
V aldorf-Astorla. The dinner was
given by the bench and bar of tho
city of New York and Republicans
and Democrats alike were present.
Former Justice D'Cady Herrlck also
wns a guest.
Justice Morgan J. O'Brien of the
appellate division of the Supreme
Court was tho presiding officer. The
spenkefs Included ex-Governor Frank
8. Block, ex-Socrotary of War Ellhu
Root, William B. Hornblower and
Judge Parker. The list of subscribers
included nearly all of the Justices of
the Supreme Court and other courts
ot the city.
By the explosion of an oil stove In
a New York apartment house, Alice
Swlnson, Charles Reynolds and Char
les Painter, children, were burned to
death an ' "Isaae Smith and Charles
Reynolds Tre seriously Injured.
CLAIMS AGAINST BANKERS.
Officers of Wooster Bank ars Declar
L. P. Ohllger, president, and J. R.
Zimmerman, chairman of the board of
directors of the Wooster, (O.), Na
tional bank, which recently suspend
ed, were adjudged bankrupts hero
by Referee W. F. an.
Judgment is agufhst them as in
dividuals and as partners of Zimmer
man & Co. December 31 was fixed
as the date for the first meeting of
Ohllger and Zimmerman have been
absent since the suspension of the
bank and of the firm of Zimmerman
& CO. Nearly 200 concerns have
filed claims against the firm.
Big Orders for Steel Ralls.
Orders for the steel rail require
ment of the Pennsylvania Railroad
Co. for Its Unas east and wast of
Pittsburg for the year 1905, amounting
to 102,700 tons, were placed as fol
lows: United States Steel Corpora
tion, 55,500 tons; Lackawanna Steel
Co., 7,000 tons; Cambria Steel Co.,
20,100 tons; Pennsylvania Steel Co.,
One Killed and Others Hurt.
Effle Phipps of Rome, O., was killed
Ola Smith and Mattle Rice were fa
tally Injured and a score of others
hurt by jumping from windows after
an explosion had wrecked Lloyd, Ad
ams & Simpson's toy pistol factory
at Portsmouth, O. Flumes cut off the
escape of some and the frantic girls
leaped from the second and ' third
Mary Lachman, a six-year-old girl,
of Wauaeon, O., died in a Chicago Pas
teur institute of hydrophobia)
BUSINESS BLOCK IS BURNED.
Firs at East Liverpool Causes Loss
Fire In the Exchange building, one
of the finest business blocks In F.nst
Liverpool, O., caused a loss Of $80,
000. Several of the firemen were ov
ercome, among them Assistant Chief
James McCullough and Fireman
Patrick Woods, who were fotind un
conscious and revived with difficulty.
The principal losses were: D. M.
Ogllvle St Company, dry goods slock,
$10,000; J. C. & C. C. Thompson, on
building, $10,000; Lewis Bros., furni
ture dealers, $4,000; (Irnnd Army of
the Republic, $1,000; other tenants,
$5,000. All were fully Insured.
CURRENT NEWS EVENTS.
President Roosevelt accepted an In
vitation to visit the city of Richmond,
Va., some time during the Reproach
The Metropolitan Club house, the
home of the most fashionable club in
Washington City, Was burned out. In
volving an estimated loss of from
$00,000 to $100,noi), pnrtlnlly covered
by Insurance. The fire was caused
by a spnrk from nn olecUlc wire near
the elevator shaft.
Secretary Toft Issued an order di
recting the Quartermaster General to
award the making of some 55,000
pairs of trousers for the enlisted men
of the tinny at the Schuylkill arsenal,
Philadelphia, to seamstresses In that
city, mainly the widows and orphans
The President sent lo the Senate
the following nominations: Naval
Officer of Customs, Walter T. Mer
rick, In the District of Phtlndelphln,
Pa. Postmasters Pennsylvania, Ja
cob D. Lnelnr, Wllkesbarre; Ohio,
Granville W. Springer, Crooksvllle;
West Virginia, Nathan C. McNeill,
Mnrllnton; Wllllnm R. Brown, West
Mrs. John Johnson and her two
young sons were cremnted In a fire
which destroyed their home at Ban
Ten distinct earthquake shocks
were experienced In various parts of
Panama, and In some places houses
were so damaged that people were
forced to vncate them.
New York Central directors declar
ed the regular quarterly dividend of
per cent, payable January 10 to
stock of record December 31.
A semi-annual dividend of 1V4 per
cent, was declared on Reading com
mon, the first in Its history.
As a result of diphtheria, the
public schools at West Waynesburg,
Pa., have been ordered closed by the
George Laird Shoup, former United
States Senator from Idaho, died at
his home, in Boise, Idaho, after an
Illness of several weeks.
Postmaster-General Wynne to-day
removed two more rural carriers for
alleged efforts to Influence legisla
tion, tho employes being H. E. Nlvln,
of Berthoud, Col., and J. W. White
head, of Medina, O.
The agricultural machine factory of
John Thompson & Son, at Belolt,
Mich., was destroyed by fire, cuusing
a loss of $100,000;
Jacob Bellhart, head of the Spirit
Fruit society at Lisbon, O., has been
sued for alimony by his wife.
At Camden, N. J., John Carroll, a
saloon keeper, fatally shot Ernest
Bnker, a negro, while the hitter wus
attempting to rob the saloon. Frank
Johnston, on alleged accomplice of
Baker, was arrested.-
The Holy Rosary Church, of Minne
apolis, one ot the finest Catholic
structures In the northwest was burn
ed. The loss Is $05,000. The Insur
William Stevenson and wife and
Mrs. William Barrett, a visitor, were
cremated by the burning ot the Steve
son home near Montlcello, Ark.
Antonio Flores, former president of
Ecuador, has been appointed minister
to Germany with the special purpose
of urging Emperor Nicholas to accept
the designation of arbitrator in tho
boundary dispute between Ecuador
Boston Wool Market.
The little demand for wool now In
evidence in the wool market is prin
cipally for lots of scoured wool, es
pecially for B supers and wools of
that grade. Prices are steady. The
general opinion is that the available
supply of domestic wool In the mar
ket here is less than one-half than
was on hand last year. Territory
wools are quiet and pulled grades are
steady. The market is firm for for
eign wools. Quotations In this mar
ket are about as follows: Ohio and
Pennsylvania, XX and above, 35
3Cc; X, 3031c; No. 1, 3839c; No.
2, 3738c; fine unwashed, 2425c;
V blood, unwashed, 32 33c;
blood, 32 33c.
Depositors Take Action.
J. A.i Morris, representing himself
and all ot the depositors of the de
funct Lima (O.) SavlngB Bunk and
Trust company, filed an action
against the directors and stockhold
ers aKklng judgment ot $50,000. The
petition states that the liabilities are
$75,000, and assets but $25,000. Tho
court Is asked to prevent the defend
ants from encumbering any property
available to be levied upon.
Will Make Copper Plate.
Announcement was made that Ber
thold Goldsmith and sevdral assis
tants, all of whom were until recent
ly connected with the American Tin
Piute company, have bought that com
pany's tin mill at Lisbon, O., and will
manufacture copper plate.
Radical Victory In Switzerland.
The Bundesrath elected M. Ruchet,
Vice President of the Federal Council,
President, and M. Forrer, minister ot
commerce, Industry and agriculture,
to be vice president of the Confeder
ation for 1905. Both are Radicals.
The National Association of Carpet
Merchants, at Its meeting In Washing
ton, decided to hold Its next meeting
iu Pltteburg In July, 1905. Cyrus
Roberts, of Pittsburg, was elected
SEVEN PERISH IN A MINE
Suffocated Owing to Firs ot the
Mouth of. Mine.
NINE OTHERS WERE INJURED.
Rescued, but Their Condition Is Criti
calOthers Taken Out Unhurt.
Man Bravely Qlves Warning.
Beven men were suffocated In the
Indlnnn mine of tho Reese-Hammond
Fire Brick Company, near Bolivar, Pa.,
Twenty-two miners were In the work
ings when the cherkhouse at the mine
entrancl) took fire. Of this number
15 escaped death. Nine of the sur
vivors are In a critical condition as
tho result of exposure, tollowtng their
The dend: Michael Msrcno, 27 years
old; Evan Banco, 18 years old;
George Banco, 35 years old; Mlllen
Norsuk, 22 years old; Joseph Mien,
30 yeors old; John Stlmerk, 45 years
old; John Gergewlck, 19 years old.
All the dead were single, with the
exception of George Bunco, who Is
survived by his wife and n throe
months old child.
The Injured were Fred Johns, Harry
Johns, John Felton, Samuel Devlin,
Henry Gibson, George Krrnick, Geo
rge Htullck, Jacob Uclilno, Andy
Tho fire Is supposed to have origi
nated In a small shanty, where the
miners left their clothing.' It Is be
lieved a coat became Ignited from a
lamp which smoldered until the men
entered the mine and then set fire
to tho shanty, tho blase being com
municated to tho checkhouse. The
smoke was sucked Into the main en
trance. Jack Felton first noticed It.
He ran back and warned the miners
and then, partially suffocated, fought
his way to the entrance and through
tho checkhouse, his coat being ablaze
as he emerged. Mareno, the Banco
brothers, Norilsk, Stlmerk, Mien and
Gergewlck ran toward the main en
trance, although warned by the Ameri
can miners not to do bo and perish
ed 250 feet from the outlet. Devlin,
the Johns brothers, Felton, Gibson,
Kernlck, Budlck, Vlchlno and Bucns
retreated further Into the mine and
huddled about the air chute. The
miners who escaped Injury ran to the
extreme end of the heading and were
little affected by tho smoke.
When Superintendent W. D. Rob
erts arrived at the mine ho ordered
tho nlr compressor operated, full ca
pacity, which undoubtedly saved the
lives of those afterward rescued.
Decrease of 460,078 Votes Compared
The official canvass of the votes cast
November 8 for Presidential electors
was completed, when tho result was
announced In Minnesota, North Dako
ta and Washington. As compiled by
the Associated Press, the total of the
45 States Is 13,508.490, against 13,
B08.574 In 1900, a decrease of 4(0,07S.
Tho ballots were divided as follows:
Roosevelt, Republican 7,027,032
Parker, Democrat 5,oso,t54
Debs, Socialist 391,587
Swallow, Prohibitionist 2tW.Hl'3
Wntson, Peoples 114.637
Corregan, Soclullnt-l.uhor. . . . 33,453
Holcomb, Continental Labor... 830
Roosevelt over all 1,710,7(18
Roosevelt over Pnrker 2,547,578
In 1900 McKlnley had 407.010 more
than all the other candidates, and
859,984 more thnn Bryan. The vote
for Roosevelt was 409.822 more than
for McKlnl-vy, whllo that for Parker
was 1,277,772 less than for Bryan. Mc
Klnley polled more votes thnn Roose
velt In Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Malno, Muryhmd, Missis
sippi, New Hampshire, North Caro
lina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Tex
as and VIrglnln. Roosevelt got more
thnn McKlnley In the other 32
Pnrker received more votes than
Bryan In Delnwuro, Georgia, Missis
sippi, New Jersey, New York, Rhode
Island, South Carolina and West Vir
ginia, while Bryan got more than
Parker in the remaining 37 States.
The Republicans made gains over
their vote of 1900 In 32 States and
the official figures show losses In 13.
Roosevelt carried 32 States against
28 by McKlnley, and has 330 elector
al votes under tho apportionment of
1900. McKlnley hod 292 under the
apportionment of 1880, there having
been an addition of 29 by the last ap
portionment. Parker carried 13
States against 17 by Bryan, nnd has
140 electoral votes. Bryan had 155
under the apportionment in force In
WOMEN CHARGE THE POLICE.
Destitute Wives of Reservists In Po
land Put Officers to Flight.
An antiwar' riot was started by the
women of the town of Dombrowa,
Poland. The wives of the reservists
who had been mobilized, gathered, do
mnndlng relief from their destitute
condition. The police tried to dis
perse the gathering, but the women
charged them with sticks in their
hnnds and fired a volley of stones.
The police were put to flight.
- Tho women stormed the town hall
and captured the mayor. They said
that they would keep him prisoner
until he has agreed to their demands.
Cossacks were summoned, and they
drove, the women off with knouts, re
leasing the mayor.
Purchased a New Rolling Mill.
W. F. Burdell, II. A. Lanman and
other Columbus business men have
purchased the new rolling mm at
Cuyahoga Falls, O., and will dismantle
the plant and move It to Columbus.
The plant cost $250,000 six months
ago, but has not been successful. The
purchase price Is not stated.
The Pennsylvania and Mahoning
Valley Electrlo Street Railway com
pany, which secured a perpetual fran
chise over certain streets at New Cas
tle, Pa., has already started to lay its
Oath to the Church Mors st) In ding
Than National Laws.
The case against the Mormon church
as brought out by testimony adduced
to prove the unfitness of Reed Smoot
as a member of thnt church to serve
as a senator of the United States may
bo summed up as follows:
By confession of John Henry Smith,
chief apostle to the Mormons his oath
to his church Is more sacred than his
allegiance to his nation. By his testi
mony It Is proved by the senate com
mittee on elections and privileges that
polygamy In Idaho Is Increasing; that
lie has known of polygamous marri
ages subsequent to the manifesto;
that. In no manner does he seek to
excuse them. He continues to live
plurally with wives; he received the
general amnesty of 1890 -and Is part
of It, yet he willfully has violated Its
By confession of the same Mormon
authority: "I do, and shall so long
as breath remains In my body, be
lieve In polygamy, Its practices, Its
harmony with the very covenants of
By confession of Bishop Budge of
I dn ho: Plural marriages are held In
greater reverence thnn edicts of the
supreme court of tho United Btates;
thnt the law of tho land Is one thing;
the law of God as revealed to his peo
ple through tho apostles another.
WASHINGTON NEW8 NOTES.
Representative Tawney introduced
a bill placing a tax on crude wood al
cohol at 90 cents a gallon and on re
fined 50 cents. The pnssage of the
bill will result In Government supervis
ion of the product
Tho President sent the nomination
of the following postmasters to the
Senate: Pennsylvania Christmas P.
Fitch. Wampum; Ell D. Robinson, But
ler. West Virginia Benjamin C. Hol
Representative Tawney Introduced
a bill placing a tax on wood alcohol.
Tho tox on crude wood alcohol Is plac
ed In the bill at 90 cents a gallon, and
on refined 50 cents. The bill Is In ac
cordance with the recommendation of
the commissioner of Internal revenue,
who says that refined wood alcohol
Is being used In the manufacture ot
whisky. At present there Is no tax on
wood alcohol, and the passage ot the
bill will result In governmental su
pervision of the product.
Senator and Vice President-elect
Fairbanks will put his resignation as
Senator In the hands of the Governor
of Indiana January 9, to take effect
The monthly statement of the col
lections of Internal revenue shows thai
totnl receipts for November $21,202,
332. nn Increase over November, 1903,
of $114,497. For the five months end
ed November 30 the receipts were
$101,073,067. a decrease as compared
with 1903 of $790,809.
The President accepted an Invita
tion to attend the Lincoln Day din
ner of the Republican Club of New
York February 13.
Vindication for all the officers and
men on the Massachusetts Is contain
ed In the report ot the board appoint
ed to Investigate the recent accident
on thnt vessel. In which the death of
several men was caused by the blow
ing oft of a gnsket.
BURNED OUT AND ROBBED.
Thieves Carry Away $10,000 in Prop
erty During Louisville Fire.
The suburban home1 of William Pat
terson ot Louisville, Ky was destroyed
by fire entailing a loss estimated by
Mr. Putterson at $30,000 over and
above all Insurance.
In addition to the devastation from
the fire thieves looted the premises of
valuable silverware, rich bric-a-brac,
fine old paintings, rich chinnware and
other valuables to the amount of sev
eral thousand dollars. The boldness
of the thieves was startling. They
cnrrled off oil paintings that were se
cured at great cost in Europe.
Moorish Anti-French Plot.
Tho report Is confirmed thnt the
Sultan of Morocco has notified the le
gations of his intention to dismiss the
foreign military attaches. Inquiries
show that there was a deeplald plot
to capture the French mission and
hold It as hostage till the political cri
sis was over. Severe tribal fighting
Is reported five hours' Journey from
FOUR PERISH IN FLAMES.
Crew of Oil Barge Covered With Burn
Four men were killed and four
others seriously Injured In the burn
ing of the big Standard Oil Co.
burge, No. 91, oft the New Jersey
coast. The tug Standard, which had
been towing the barge, arrived In port
with the wounded men. Her captain
reports that the fire on the barge had
started with an explosion off Point
Pleasant, N. J.
The dead are: Captain O. P. Stokes,
A. Salt, engineer; L. Brandt, fire
man; Seaman, name not known.
The Injured are: T. Peterson, mate;
O. Larson, cook; J. Saba, seaman;
Seaman, name unknown.
There was a terrific explosion which
blew up the deck and lu a few sec
onds the vessel, which was loaded
with 1,000,000 gallons of oil, was
aflame from stem to stern.
The Standard Immediately put back
to the barge and picked up the sur
vivors from the water. Some ot them
were floating about on broken timb
er. When the Standard reached here
the four Injured men were taken to
Great Merger of Trolley Lines.
An alliance ot traction Interests
from Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Toledo,
Cleveland and Philadelphia, is being
completed that will give to Western
Ohio and Eastern Indiana the most
fur-reaching system of suburban lines
lu the world. The main spirits of the
undertaking are the Elklns-Wldener
traction Interests of Philadelphia,
represented by W. Kelsey Scuoepf.
A squadron of powerful cruisers un
der Admiral Kumlmura has gone
south to the China sea to moot the
Russian second Paclflo squadron.
KEYSTONE STATE GIUIEES
VIOLATORS OF GAME LAWS.
HUGE CORPORATION FEES. ,
Report of Secretary of Common
wealth Shows Increase In New
The report of Secretary of the Com
monwealth Frank M. Fuller submit
ted to Governor Pemypncker shows
thnt during the year 194 charters
were granted to street railway com
panies; to locomotive 'railway com
panies, 54. There were 364 certifi
cates granted extending routes of
street railways. Charters granted
under the act of April 29, 1874, num
ber 2,982. Fifty-four bank charters
were Issued. Loan associations char
tered were 112. Foes due the Com
monwealth to the amount of $231,033.
19 were paid Into the State treasury,
and the bonus paid In amounts to $1,
723,754.23. Charged with permitting school at
tendance of children not successfully
vacclnnted and because a board of
health physician had not endorsed the
school doctors Informations were fil
ed agnlnst five principals of Altoona
schools. D. L. Hoffman. W. W. Os
born, 8. M. Hnrkness, M. W. Black
ind W. C. Ream. The health author!- '
ties are said to have been defied and
ft test case Is to be made.
.ToReph Flnler, convicted of man
slaughter In the Beaver coiinty courts
for the killing of Frank Johnson at
the Rochester tumbler works Inst
June wns sentenced two years and six
months In the Western Penitentiary
by Judge J. Sharp Wilson. Johnson
was a striker nnd Flnler was a coal
and Iron policeman.
The Pennsylvania railroad added
eight new crews .of 48 men to the mid
dle division. The 110 crews on the
division were unable to handle the
trains and the number was increased
to avoid freight congestion. Extra
men will be promoted to regulars and
the men suspended last spring put
Tho New York Central railroad Is
said to have purchased 15 farms near
Plumvllle, Indiana county. The sec
tion Is on the line of the talked-of
extension of the New York Central
from Beech Creek to Kelleys station,
on the Allegheny river, 10 miles south
It Is estimated that $500,000 will be
disbursed In wages at the mills and
furnaces In Sharon and South Sharon,
this week. In many cases pay-day
would not fall due until after Christ
mas, but the men will get their money,
The $10,000 damage suit of Council
man C. M. Greer, - of Canonsburg,
against the burgess, a constable and
three councllmen of that borough,
ended In a verdict for Groer for $4,
300. The suit was the result of a dead
lock In the Canonsburg council.
The new Congregational church at
Lindsay, which was recently comple
ted at a cost of about $2,000, was dedi
cated free of encumbrances. Rev. J.
T. Jones, of Pittsburg, assisted by Rev.
James Jenkins, of Ehensburg, Pa., of
ficiated at the dedication.
Harriet, tha 10-year-old daughter
of Edwin Jones, slipped down a mine
breach in the rear of her home in
the Heckshervllle valley and landed
400 feet below, but was not Injured,
landing In the snow.
William Relfsteck, 63 years old, died
t Altoona, from Injuries received
from a fall on the Ice. Relfsteck was
employed In the Pennsylvania rail
road shops and leaves a wife and four
Chauncey Latshaw and Frederick
Hllliard were pluced on trial in But
ler county, on charges of burglary.
They are alleged to be two of the men
who committed the Elliott robbery at
Jacksvllle, last June.
Mrs. Elizabeth Dennle has entered
suit against B. P. Kettering of Sharon
for $20,000 for the death ot her tour-year-old
daughter, who was run down
and killed by an ice wagon of the de
fendant. Mtke Bollock, aged 35, a Slavish
miner, was killed by a fall of slate
at the Lelsenrlng No. 1 mine of the
H. C. Frlck Coke Company. His body
wos interred In the Slavish cemotery
At a meeting of the Jansen Iron
company, at Columbia, it was decided
to move Its plant at Oxford, N. J.,
employing 800 hands, to Columbia.
The company now has a plant at Col
The will of George Munsch has
been probated at Butler. St. STark's
German Lutheran church, Butler, re
ceives a legacy of $500 and the Ger
man Lutheran church ot Chlcora, Pa.,
Thomas Salisbury, colored, of More
wood, may die from Injuries received
in a fight at Mt. Pleasant. Michael
Green, his alleged assailant, has elud
Carl Pagant of Bruddock. was kill
ed by a train at Donohue statibn. He
Is supposed to have been on bis way
to New York when the accident oc
The home of Samuel Brent, eight
miles north ot Somerset, Pa., was de
stroyed by tire. Mrs. Brent and three
children escaped In their night clothes
and walked through the snow to the
The residence ot Samuel Gardner,
t Time, Greene county, was destroy
ed by fire. The mother was consid
erably burned by rushing Into the
building to rescue some heirlooms.
The bill for the extension ot the
time for the construction ot the
bridge across the Mononguhela river
in Washington and Westmoreland
counties, passed the Senate.
The trustees of the Polish Catholic
church of New Castle, were acquitted
on a charge ot conspiracy entered by
Anthony Glerlack, a member ot the