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VOL. XXXVII-NO. 30.
BOLIYAE, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1902.
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A WEEK'S RECORD
All the News of the Past Seven
HOME AND FOREIGN ITEMS
News of tho Industrial Field, Personal
and Political Items, Happening's
at Home and Abroad.
THE XETS FROM ALL THE WOBLD
The senate on the 3d discussed the Phil
ippine tariff bill and the measure provid
ing for an increase in the salaries of Unit
ed States judges, an amendment providing
for increase of the salaries of senators and
representatives to $7,500 being defeated.
In the house the urgent deficiency bill
(J:'0,2C9,620) was reported, as was also the
bill repealing the Spanish revenue taxes,
and the measure to impose a tax of ten
cents a pound upon oleomargarine, colored
in imitation of butter, was discussed.
A bill was passed In the senate on the
4th providing for a 25 per cent, increase In
the salaries of United States Judges, and
during the remainder of the session the
urgent deficiency appropriation bill was
under consideration In the house Dele
gate Wilcox, of Hawaii, introduced a bill
increasing annual salaries as follows:
President of the United States, $100,000;
vice president, $25,000; cabinet officers, $16,
OvO each; members of congress, $10,000. A
joint resolution was introduced inviting
Paul Kruger to visit the United States as
a guest of the nation. The oleomargarine
bill was further debated.
The urgent deficiency bill was passed in
the senate on the 5th, and a bill was intro
duced by Senator Hoar increasing the
salaries of senators and members of thi
house to $7,500 and the salaries of the
speaker and the president pro tern, of the
senate to $15,C00 each. The committee on
foreign relations' ordered a favorable re
port on the treaty to acquire the Danish
West Indies In the house a joint resolu
tion was introduced providing for state
hood for Cuba, and the oleomargarine bill
was further ciscussd.
In the senate on the 6th the Philippine
tariff bill caused another warm debate be
tween Senators Foraker, Hoar and Till
man. Senator Scott (W. Va.) in a speech
advocated an investigation of the San Bias
route for an isthmian canal. ...The house
spent the day on the legislative, executive
and judicial appropriation bill. Mr. Grif
fith (Ind.) introduced a bill to provide for
coupon currency, in order that small sums
In multiples' of five cents may be conven
iently sent by mall.
M. C. Lawler, II. F. Pancake, Chris
Ferndon and C. R. Blunt, Iowa stock
men, were killed in a railway wreck at
Apple Hirer, III.
The United States supreme court has
affirmed the Illinois Central railroad's
title to lake front land in Chicago
valued at $10,000,000.
Miss Agnes Inglis, of Detroit, a
loader in h'er classes, committed sui
cide at the University of Michigan in
Many vessels were wrecked in a
storm along the Atlantic coast. Big
ships were driven ashore in many
places and several lives lost.
The losses by the fire at Water
bury, Conn., aggregate nearly $4,
000,000. Thirty acres of business
buildings are in ruins and hundreds
of persons are homeless.
Fire at Mentone, Ind., wiped out
half the business portion of the
Gov. Taft told the senate commit
tee on the Philippines that American
aid is necessary to establish civil
government in the islands.
A blizzard has been raging through
New York, Pennsjlvania and in New
England for 30 hours, and trains are
stalled, wires are down and business
Every law enacted by the last Wy
oming legislature, is invalid, for the
reason that the bills were not read
and recorded properly in the lower
Three barges loaded with coal were
lost on their way from Newport News
to Boston and crews of 13 persons
were drowned. ,
Three 3-011 ng women were fatally
hurt and six others injured while
coasting at Cumberland, Md.
The lower house of the Ohio legis
lature defeated a resolution declar
ing for election of senators by popu
Ten St. Louis firemen were killed and
six injured by the burning of the Amer
ican Tent & Awning company's build-in?-
The explosion of a boiler on a tow
boat in Pittsburg killed six persons.
The laboratorj- and hotel conducted
hy the Leslie E. Keeley company at
Dwight, 111., were destroyed 03- fire, the
loss being $200,000.
Dowie compromised the suit in Chi
cago of his brother-in-law, Stevenson,
nod further proceedings in court were
dropped. The latter is said to have
been paid $17S,00O by the Zion leader.
Coasting bobs on w hich six bo3s were
racing at Peoria, 111., ran into a street
car and all were badly hurt, three prob-nblj-
President Roosevelt has consented to
his daughter's going to KingEdward's
coronation as the guest of Whitelaw
A special session of the Minnesota
legislature convened in St. Paul to en
act a tax code.
Four men were fatall- injured in
an explosion at the Pintsch gas
works at Ogden, Utah.
Francis E. Baker, of Indiana, took
the oath of office in Chicago as Unit
ed States circuit judge for the Sev
Caesar O. Ilartz, a wealthy Chicago
livery man, was shot and killed b3' Ed
ward Coughlin, an employe, in a dis
pute over seven dollars.
At Frankfort, Ky., Judge Cantrill
overruled the motion for a newtrialin
the Jim Howard case and sentenced
him to imprisonment for life.
An Alton limited train was derailed
liy'an open switch near Pontiac, III.,
the coaches overturned and five per
Secretary Shaw, of the .treasury
department, attended his first cabi
Judge Taft told the senate Philip
pines committee that the great ma
jorit3' of the islanders desire peace
and an opportunity fo resume agri
Gas mains exploded in Chicago,
wrecking two buildings and killing
Otto Trostel and his wife and six
children and three other persons
Over 20 persons were injured.
Merritt Chism, a wealthy man, has
been convicted at Bloomington, 111.,
of the murder of his wife and sen
tenced to 17 3-ears' imprisonment.
Gov. Van Sant in a message to the
Minnesota legislature gave the tie
tails of the state's fight against the
Three hundred bills for public
buildings have been introduced in
congress so far this session, calling
for an appropriation of $35,000,000,
Of this amount Illinois' share is $1,-
475,000, Iowa, $1,81S,000; Indiana, $1,
325,000, and Wisconsin, $S60,000.
Judge Taft told the senate Philip
pine committee if political rights are
to be granted to the islanders the
ballot should be given to women in
stead of the men.
The trustees of a church at New
market, Md., refused to permit it to
be used for the funeral of a tuber
Six men robbed a bank at Clarks
ville, Ark., of $6,000 and escaped, aft
er killing the sheriff.
Illinois day at the Charleston expo
sition will be observed on March 11
A priest at the annual alumni din
ner of Manhattan college in New
York scored Carnegie for not giving
to Catholic schools.
Mrs. Kushner and two children were
burned to death in a fire at Water
Tom Brown (colored) was lynched
by a mob at Nicholasville, Ky., for as
saulting a white girl.
The treat3' for the sale of the Dan
ish West Indies to the United States
has been made public. The price to be
paid is $5,000,000.
Euless Whittaker (colored), charged
with the murder of John Dorster, was
taken from jail at Lynchburg, Tenn.,
and hanged by a mob.
The state department acknowledges
that negotiations for the release of
Miss Stone have come to an end and
that there is no present prospect that
the brigands will be willing to reopen
A Cincinnati judge ruled that strikers
must not employ persuasion or adj
other means to interfere with non
union men desiring to work.
The Chicago health department is
organizing a cooperative crusade to
crush out smallpox in the middle west.
Fort3'-seven . families were made
homeless by a fire in a Chicago flat
Armstrong Hensley was hanged at
Erwin, Tenn., for the murder of his
The senate committee was informed
by Judge Taft that the majority of
the Filipinos favor American rule.
Dr. James E. Russell, of Brooktyn,
offered his body to surgeons for pur
poses of vivisection for a j-ear unless
lie dies sooner.
Admiral Schley ended his southern
tour with a reception at Knoxville,
Gold assaying $75 a ton has been
discovered on a farm near Depeyster,
Joseph Kriiml in a fit of jealousy
killed Mary Alexa in Chicago and then
fatally shot himself.
PEHSOXAL ATfD POLITICAL.
James W. Tufts, the millionaire
soda fountain manufacturer of Bos
ton, died suddenly of apoplexy at
Pinehurst, N. C.
Mrs. Hannah Torrens aged 104 years
7 months and 14 da3s, and Mrs. Dora
Exteine, aged 104 years and 1 day, died
in Toledo, O.
Miss Helen IIa3', daughter of Secre
tary Ha3 and Payne Whitney, son of
W. C. Whitney, were married at Wash
An extensive conspiracy to assassin
ate the empress dowager of China has
Miss Stone is still a captive owing
to failure to agree on the place for
pa3'ment of the ransom.
A terrific gale on the .North se
caused many wrecks and great loss
of life. The French ship Chanaral
was wrecked off Ushant. and only
one of the crew of 22 was saved.
Shocking reports are coming to the
war department from Manila con
cerning the continued atrocities of
the insurgents in the warfare against
Municipal elections in the Philip
pines resulted in the choice of many
natives for governors of provinces.
The Venezuelan revolutionary boat
Libertador, undergoing repairs at
Porto Colombia, is reported sunk by
a government gunboat.
Venezuela insurgents under Gen.
Sientalta defeated the government
forces at Paraguana.
Great Britain has declined the offer
of Holland to mediate in the Boer war
and says she will only treat with the
Boers in South Africa.
In his weekly report to the war of
fice Lord Kitchener states that for
the week ended February 1 29 Boers
were killed, six wounded. 142 taken
prisoners and 48 surrendered.
Hadda Mullah, whose influence is
said to dominate the ameer, is
preaching holy war in Afghanistan.
Three more bodies have been re
covered from the ruins of a fire at
St. Louis, making seven in all.
The pajment of Miss Stone's ransom
is blocked by the sultan of Turkey, and
the United States government may ask
for an explanation.
Gen. De Wet's last gun and his chief
lieutenant commandant. Wese!s, have
been captured by the Eritish.
"R. H E R.O v4 OX
WHO WAS ST. VALENTINE?
jtjtt Some thi rjg of the Christian Martyr and the Day
L'T VALENTINE flour
ished, or rather, suffered
mart3-rdom during the
reign of Emperor Claudius,
about 270. He had been
canonized and his festival
celebrated by the time of Gregory the
Great, elected pope in 590. What con
nection the Christian martyr should
have with Cupid's day, the 14th of Feb
ruary, it would be pretty difficult to
imagine. Some historians say that the
custom of sending valentines had its
origin in heathen instead of Christian
practices, being concerned with some
ni3-sterious rite in honor of the god
dess Juno. The explanation that
seems more or less plausible that the
holiday originating in the worship of
Juno should have received the name
of the Christian Saint Valentine is that
both Juno's da3' and the saint's festival
occurred on, or about, the same da3'.
It seems to us perhaps after all the
pood Saint Valentine did have some
thing to do with the day, in spite of
delvers in musty records to the con
trary. The Catholics have given is
many a pretty piece of imagery as well
as so many masterpieces of art, and
what prettier thought than that old
one of theirs in regard to the good
bishop's natal da3', the 14th of Febru
ary? They said on that birthday the
birds chose their mates, and as long
ago as Shakespeare's time poets hand
led the theme. It made the simple folk
feel 3-et. more tenderly toward their
Baint, feel that even Nature was help
ing in keeping his memory green.
And what more natural the idea, in
the course of 3-ears, should have grown
that Valentine's day was not only a
mating time for the feathered tribe,
but also for maids and men? It was
rushing the spring a little, to be sure,
but one is allowed to stretch a point
now and tiien.
When the idea that Saint's day was
becoming mating day for lads and
lasses, it became customary for the
men and women to choose each his or
her valentine, to whom he or she would
be mated for the rest of the 3-ear. An
old book, Misson's "Travels in Eng
land," reports that on the eve of St.
Valentine's "an equal number of maids
and bachelors get together, each writes
their true or some feigned name upon
separate billets, which they roll up
and draw by way of lots, the maids
taking the men's billets, and the men
the maids'; so that each of the young
men lights upon a girl he calls his
valentine, and each of the girls upon
a 3-oung man which she calls her's. By
this means each has two valentines
but the man sticks faster to the val
entine that is fallen to him than to
the valentine to whom he is fallen.
Fortune having thus divided the com
pany into so many couples, the val
entines give balls and treats to their
mistresses, wear their billets several
da-s upon their bosoms or sleeves, and
this little sport often ends in love."
Further on Misson tells "There is
another kind of valentine, which is the
first 3-oung man or woman chance
throws in 3-our way in the street or
elsewhere" on Valentine s da3. The
occasion when one met one's valentine
was usually marked by the presenta
tion by the gentleman of a gift and
of some poetic- effusion to the lady.
In tiis time of Pepys, that immortal
gossip, the custom was in full swing,
and prudent Pepys noted in his diary
that "I am also this year my wife's
.icnilne. and it will cost me 5."
Tii at it cost gentlemen of high degree
a good round sum to obtain a valen
3y iuA'jdoAH a tut faAle,
XaAjd omJL daAjh iit. tew4 ad- &vW
CLn 'TAArn. ?uy ojulL inQifitJLj.i tyrour4 i f
llJPJjUtJU &u rLctu, JuJ cMLnlj
fayjuuly, tua. e OJzi- s'
tine is shown in this same diary, which
chronicles that "the duke of York be
ing her (Miss Stuart's) valentine, did
give her a jewel of about 800; and
my Lord Mandeville, her valentine this
3-ear, a ring of about 300."
Walsh, in his very interesting "Curi
osities of Popular Customs," gives
what data he has been able to gather
in regard to this February festival.
He found that Baile3's, the first of the
great English dictionaries, sa3-s in re
gard to the da3: "Valentines (in Eng
land). About this time of the 3-ear
month of Februar3 the birds choose
their mates, and probably thence came
the custom of the 3'oung men and
maidens choosing valentines, or spe
cial loving friends, on that da3'." The
antiquar3 Sir Francis Douce, suggests
that St. Valentine's day is the Chris
tianized form f that classic Luper
calia, which were feasts held in Iiome
during the month of Februarj- in hon
or of Pan and Juno, when among other
ceremonies it was customary to put
the names of 3-oung men in a box from
which they were drawn b3" the men
as chance directed, and that the Chris
tian clerg3, finding it difficult or im
possible to extirpate the pagan prac
tice, gave it at least a religious aspect
b3' substituting the names of particu
lar saints for those of the women.
Not a few of the clergy felt it a part
of their work to suppress the custom
that .was spreading so fast, and in
the sixteenth centur3' St. Franci3 de
Sales severe' forbade the custom of
valentines, or giving 003-8 in writing
the names of girls to be admired and
attended on b3' them; and, to abol
ish it, he changed it into giving billets
with the names of certain saints for
them to honor and imitate in a par
But, as 3-ou can easily believe, this
method of observing the day did not
appeal to the 3-oung gallants, much
more given to meditating on maids
It would seem that the idea of choos
ing one's own valentine is a compara
tively modern idea, although in those
old da3's the element of choice entered
somewhat. Pep3's tells his wife kept
her eyes hid all morning so she would
not look upon the masons that were
working next door, and tells how a
certain Will Bo3'er, wishing to be Mrs.
Pep3's valentine, came up in the morn
ing to her bed chamber. Be sure even
those old-fashioned 3'ouths and maid
ens, and also the elderly lovers, would
find out a wa3'.
The Puritans, who did not take kind
ly to the Christmas festivities of the
old England the3r had left behind, hard
I3' could have accepted with much ap
proval the frivolous observances of
Saint Valentine's day. A picture has
been handed down of a cavalier, a lit
tle the worse for wear, offering a po
etic effusion to a Puritan maiden. The
maiden seems not to be affected by
the cavalier's offering, appears proof
against even his courtly manner and
speech, and inclines toward another
companion, a Presb-terian minister in
black garb. It would seem the Bcarlet
coated cavalier must look elsewhere
for his valentine, ma3-hap have to go
back to tne nome land, where such lev
it3' as May da- and Valentine day were
not only tolerated but were made
much of. KATHERI.VE POPE.
Miss Summit Sometimes I long to
spend y-ears of my life in absolute soli
tude. Miss Palisade Why don't you get
married? Town Topics,
TENNESSEE STATE NEWS
Nashville's Nw Library.
A beautiful library building will bo
erected at once upon the historic
James K. Polk property in the central
portion of Nashville. Recently the old
mansion of President Polk was demol
ished and modern flat buildings erected
upon a large portion of the ground. A
few months ago Andrew Carnegie do
nated $100,000 for a library in that city
with the understanding that Nashville
should provide a fund of $5,000 and
appropriate $10,000 each year for main
tenance. The Rev. J. Craig McLana
han, owner of the Polk property, came
forward with a proposition to give the
city a lot about 100 feet square. The
lot was accepted by the new Carnegie
Library Association, and a $50,000
building will be put up. The historic
property on which the library is to be
located will add greatly to the interest
in the undertaking. The Howard Li
brary is to be merged into tht new in
stitution, while perhaps $50,000 worth
of valuable books, now at the State
Capitol Library, will be transferred to
the new Carnegie Library.
Threatened With Death.
Consternation has been caused at
the University of the South, located at
Sewanee, back in the mountains from
Tullahoma, by mysterious threats of
death and damage by fire and dynamite
made by desperate and illiterate moun
taineers In that section toward Vice
Chancellor Wiggins, Steward R. L.
Colmore and others of the institution.
The life of the chancellor has been
openly threatened and the steward also
anonymously notified that he would ba
killed. Upon advice of friends both
have left the community, Chancellor
Wiggins going to New York, while the
destination of the steward is not
Lake Comity Levee.
Another week of favorable weather
will complete the Lake county levee
to the State line, and the work will
then be suspended until Congress
makes the $200,000 appropriation which
the Mississippi river commission has
recommended for its completion. Ever
since the Lake county" levee was com
menced, more than a year ago, resi
dents along the St. Francis levee in
Missouri have opposed the building of
protection on this side, claiming that
it would throw the force of the water
against the St. Francis levee and de
stroy the work. At one time it was
announced that the Missourians would
send a delegation to Washington to
fight the Tennessee appropriation, but
this was no done, so far as known.
Fence War in Lake County.
At its recent session the County
Court of Lake county passed a law
making four wires a legal fence. There
is a great deal of opposition to the
law. Land owners have commenced
building fences under condition of the
law, but the opposition is taking des
perate measures to compel the court
to repeal it. J. C. Harris was among
the first to construct four-wire fences,
and a few days ago a large section of
this fence was found destroyed. A no
tice was fastened to one of the posts
with the information -that all such
fences built in the county would re
ceive similar treatment.
A Reign of Terror.
Almost a reign of terror exists in
the vicinity of the Millstone mine of
the Cumberland Coal Company, seven
teen miles above Crossville, in Fentress
count-. Some dissatisfied miners and
a lot of toughs and bullies recently
posted a notice, signed with skull and
cross bones and In red ink, warning
the negroes, a few of whom are em
ployed about the mines and at the
company store, to leave at once. The
negroes did not leave, and the mob has
twice fired Into their cabins. The last
time the negroes returned the fire and
the mob retreated.
Xebraskans Coming- to Tennessee.
G. L. Keith, Wr. L. Keitn, C. G. Pe
lander, C. H. Larson and J. E. Grand
staff of Nebraska were in Nashville
last week consulting with J. B. Kille
brew, immigration agent of the Nash
ville, Chattanooga & St. Louis railway,
in regard to advantages and resources
of Tennessee. G. L. Keith is at the
head of a large firm of Nebraska land
owners who intend to locate in Ten
nessee and colonize an area of land.
A Pioneer Dead.
F. W. Turner, a pioneer citizen of
Carroll county, died at his home in the
Twenty-second district, last week, aged
80 years. He was a member of the
Baptist Church and a noble character.
Hopeful of an Appropriation.
Friends of the Tennessee river are
hopeful that an increased appropria
tion will be made for this stream at
this session of Congress.
The ' programme arranged for the
Farmers Institute of West Tennessee,
which will be held in Jackson Febru
ary 19, 20 and 21, includes many valu
The receipts of the State during Jan
uary were 28G,240, and disbursements
394,617.S leaving a balance of $52,860.
A Youthful Killer.
Taylor Goff was shot in the back and
Instantly killed at Spencer last week
by a 16-year-old boy named Curtis.
Sef.mingly there was a dispute over a
boundary, and Goff started to leave
and was shot as stated. Goff was a
man o family, one of the most promi
nent citizens of Van Buren county and
a brothir of Judge J. D. GcS of Spencer.
1 1 Mil I.
The City of Silk Mills, Locomotm
Shops and Anarchists Cool
LOSS ESTIMATED AT EIGHT MILLIONS.
Relief Meaiorei I'nder Way and
Food Provided For the Needy A
Gnnis of Looters Arrested An
archists Mourn the Loss of Fa
vorite Meetins Place.
Paterson, N. J., Feb. 10. The fierc
conflagration which burned its way
through the business section of
Paterson, Sunda3', has completely
spent its force and isquickly d3-ing
out in the ashes and broken brick
of its ruins. The firemen who hur
ried from other cities to save the
endangered city have gone back to
their homes, and several companies
of the local department have been
ordered to their houses for the rest
end refreshment they so sorel3' need.
Latest Estimate of Loss.
Conservative opinion is now in
clined to cut $2,000,000 from the ag
gregate estimate loss of $10,000,000
agreed upon Suncla3", and $3,000,000
probabl3' will be accepted finally as
the actual cost of the fire. No tabu
lation of individual losses that can
be accepted as reliable has 3et been
made, and it will be several da3 S be
fore satisfactor3" figures can be pre
pared. Equally incomplete is the es
timate of insurance. It was stated
here that the amount of insurance
was between $4,000,000 and $3,000,000,
but what gave basis to the calcula
tion was not clear. Several of the
largest losers said that they had not
3-et had an opportunit3' to examine
their policies, and that meantime
the3" could not tell what amount the3T
Cnsanlty List Small.
Probably 110 fire of equal magni
tude and wide-spread destructiveness
ever produced an equal- small cas
ualty list. Dozens of firemen and the
volunteers who labored with them
were slightl- injured by falling
bricks and timbers, and burned by
flying firebrands or temporarily over
come b3' smoke, but onl3' a few of
them needed either surgical or med
ical attendance. The small casual
list is explained by the fact that, the
people had ample warning and time
to abandon their homes before the
flames came upon them.
13 rend and Coffee Famine Averted.
A bread and coffee famine was
averted by outside aid. A Newark
bread compan3', earl- Monda3- morn
ing, started wagons loaded with .1,
000 loaves of bread for free distribu
tion in the stricken cit Wealth
residents of this CH3- ordered large
supplies of coffee and provisions
from Passaic. Newark and New York.
Relief Work Vnder Way.
The ladies relief committee has es
tablished its headquarters in St.
Paul's Ivpiscopal church, on Broad
wa3', and will provide food to all who
ma- appl3T for assistance.
In the hospitals are 63 persons in
jured in the long fight against the
flames. Two deaths were due to the
calamit'. One was that of an old
woman, who fell down stairs in her
anxiety to view the fire. The other
was a woman who had just become a
mother and who died as the result
of being removed from her home.
A Present Problem.
The sternest feature which Ma3'or
Tlinehcliffe and his co-workers find
confronting them is the necessity of
providing emplo3'ment and perma
nent homes for the destitute.
The fact that the great silk mills
escaped the ravages of the flames is
most important, as silk-making is the
principal industry of the cit3. About
half the population depends upon the
silk trade, and if their occupation
had been taken away the situation
would have been appalling. Another
important industry is that of locomo
tive building, and it was equally for
tunate that these works escaped the
Runningr as Isnal.
The great Rogers works and the
American locomotive works give em
ployment to thousands, and these are
running as usual.
Just before daybreak the militia
arrested, in one haul, 11 men caught
looting a building. Companies A, C
and M of the Fifth regiment; Co. F,
of Tassaic and 50 deputy sheriffs
were on guard all night. They had
orders to club anyone who did not
obey orders to move on. The 120
members of Paterson's police force
went on duty at eight o'clock, reliev
ing the militiamen.
Anarchists Mourn Losses.
The anarchists who have made this
cit3 their headquarters mourn the
loss of their favorite meeting place,
the office of La Quest ione Sociale.
The office of this newspaper was in
Market street, and -it went down in
the path of the flames. The home of
Miss Ernestine Cravella, the young
woman who attracted attention after
the murder of King Humbert, by her
inflammatory speeches in public
meetings, also was burned.
Anarchist Uomn Horned.
The homes of many others of "the
Paterson anarchists were destro3'ed,
though Partholdi's hall, which was
the boarding house of Bresci, the as
sassin if King Humbert, was un
touched by the fire. The houses near
it on Straight and Market streets
were all burned to the ground.
The business section of Elberton,
Ga., was destro3'ed by fire, Sunday;
America is said to lead in the for
eign trade of eastern Siberia.-
Several St. Louisans who have in
vested at Beaumont, Tex., expect to
become oil magnates.
Two little girls died from suffoca
tion, due to a fire in their home in
New York city.
Lithographs of Thomas Jefferson
have been distributed in the schools
of Porto Bico.
Tosenh B. Unton. of Bolivar, Mo., a
x x - - m
widely-known republican politician
and editor, is dead.
A venerable New York bunko man
worked two Kansas farmers with a
scheme to extract gold from goldfish.
Seditious pamphlets ol tn a uipmo
junta at Hong Kong are being free
ly distributed throughout the paci
fied provinces of the Philippines.
An epidemic of smallpox is raging
in Loudon, New York, Boston, Chi
cago and Philadelphia, the most seri
ous in many years.
Maurice Grau has arranged a nve
Timir nroirramme for the occasion of
Prince Henry's visit to the Metropoli
tan opera-house at Isew lorK.
President Roosevelt is not expected
to return to Washington for several
days, being likely to remain with his
invalid son at Groton, Mass.
The funerals of Firemen Michael J.
Kehoe and Charles Krenning, victims
of the Chestnut street fire, were held
in St. Louis, Sunday, and were large
Miss .Tosie Schley, a relative of Ad
miral Schle3-, has caused an uproar
in the Milwaukee Artists society be
cause her pictures were rejected.
President Roosevelt is said to be
pvoeedinirlv anxious that congress
arrange for a relief measure for Cuba
before the time for the formal elec
tion of Senor Palma to the presiden-c.v-
Three lads who ran away from
their homes in Popular Bluff, Mo.,
and Texarkana. Ark., tired of their
tramping about the countrj", sur
rendered to the police at St. Louis.
Wall street brolcers are worried be
cause the general public does not
seem to be interested in speculation,
notwithstanding the high prices at
which stocks are held.
Harry Greenlee, a passenger on the
roof of the Fads bridge bus automo
bile, was killed by coming in contact
with a steel overhead girder on the
incline of the Fads bridge in East
St. Louis, 111.
The Hindoo twins, Radica and Dor
dina, who were united in a manner
similar to the Siamese twins, were
successfully separated in Paris, Sun
da3", b3 Dr. Do3'on.
THE ST. LOUIS HOLOCAUST.
Incidents of the Sunday Morning
Fire that Cost Eleven Lives
The Dead and Injured.
St. Louis, Feb. 10. The Empire ho
tel, Twenty-seventh and Olive streets,
St. Louis, was damaged $25,000 by
lire, and 11 lives were lost. The fire
occurred at an early hour Sunda3
morning. The hotel was run as a
The fire started either in the base
ment or on the first floor, tearing its
wa3' upward along the double stair
wa3' to the third floor. A remarkable
feature of the conflagration is that
many of the rooms in which men
were found dead were but little rav
aged by the flames. Lace curtains,
bedsteads, pictures, books and mural
ornaments were not scathed in most
apartments. Smoke and gases were
the primal cause of the fatalities.
Thrilling escapes are recorded by
survivors. John McMahon and Jo
seph J. Hart rescued their compan
ions from the second floor by form
ing a human ladder. Cornelius Ryan
escaped by racing down the steps
through the gauntlet of flames. C. W.
Park and J. Fisher, street car con
ductors, jumped from second-story
windows. Joseph Godfrey scaled th
roof from a third-story window and
dropped to -the ground in the back
yard. Similar experiences are relate
ed by others whose lives were
spared. One man, B. F. Woodley, of
Binghamton, N. Y., leaped from a
third-storj- window and was killed by
striking, head foremost, on a flag
stone. A pillow tossed out by John Mc
Mahon had $50 in bills concealed un
der the slip. McMahon and his com
panions managed to get out their
trunks. They say that many who
died would have been saved had they
exercised deliberation and not be
come excited. A life-liue, as good as
new, was found in the closet in the
room of George W. Thompson. Lizzie
Harris, the negro chambermaid, was
suffocated. Her room was some dis
tance from the fire, and nothing in
it was even scorched.
Morris Yall, formerly of No. 1802
State street, Chicago.
B. F. Woodlej-, of Binghamton,
John C. Lueders, carpenter.
George W. Thompson, switchman,
Vance Marlin, hoisting engineer.
J. A. McMullin, carpenter.
S. r. Cory, telegraph operator,
formerly orf Hamilton, O.
Tobe Davis, clerk.
Lizzie Harris, chambermaid.
A. J. Allen stonemason, Sedalia,
C. E. Coustant, a carpenter.
John Lall3-, manager of lodging
house; sprains in back.
Cornelius R3"an, slight burns.
Harr3- Cline, Marion, 111.
George Lane, Rich Hill, Mo.
Heny Robinson, negro porter; se
William Clark, Chicago; bruised.