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THE HEWS IN BSLEF.
In the senate, on the 23d, Washington's
farewell :thlrt-ss was reud by Mr. JJubois
(Idaho;. The omnibus public building
bill was passed and the post office appro
priation bill v.as considered without tinal
action. Mr. Tillman spoke for nearly two
hours, principally in reply to Mr. Spoon-
er on the Indianola post office case
The house passed the general deficiency
appropriation bill, the last of the regular
supply bills. The only amendment ofm"
portance was one appropriating $1,100,000
to replace the stores and storehouses at
the Kock Island arsenal recently de
stroyed bv tire. The bill to amend the
railroad safety appliance act was sent to
conference and the conferees were In
structed not to insist on that portion or
the hou.-e amendment giving the inter
state commerce commission power to re
duce below 50 per cent, the number of
cars equipped with patent air brakes.
In the senate, on the 24th. the major
portion of the session was taken up with
the Indianola (Miss.) post office case. Mr.
Tillman spoke for three hours, in contin
uation of his remarks, begun Monday, on
the race question, and was followed by
Mr. Carmack (Tenn.). During the morn
ing hour several bills and resolutions
were passed and consideration was given
the bill to further provide for the safe
keeping of public money on deposit in na
tional banks. The agricultural appropri
ation bill was also considered and the
committee amendments were agreed to
except the statehood rider, which was
passed over The house passed the
Philippine currency bill, accepting the
senate bill so far as it relates to the isl
ands. The committee amendment strid
ing out the international monetary con
ference was agreed to. The contested
election case ot Wagoner vs. Butler was
'tinder consideration for a time, and the
democrats began to filibuster, which they
threaten to continue if the case ia
pressed. The case was laid over till tne
Tn the senate, on the 2.th, the statehood
riders to the agricultural and post of
fice appropriation bills were withdrawn
and both bills passed. The house amend
ments to the Philippine currency bill were
agreed to, thus sending the bill to the
president. The sundry civil bill was near
ly completed, and a large number of pen
sion bills were passed The house
adopted the conference report on the
army appropriation bill and sent the bill
to the president. The bill to establish a
union station in Washington was finally
passed, the house abandoning its amend
ment to reduce the amount to be given to
the Pennslyvania and Baltimore fc Ohio
railroads from $1.5'0,0fi0 each as fixed in
tho senate bill, to $1,000,000 each as fixed
by the houso. The Fowler currency bill
was debated in a desultory way. The
speaker appointed the following members
to represent the house at the dedication
of the liouisiana Purchase exposition:
Messrs. Tawnev (rep.. Minn.), Sherman
(rep., N. Y.K Mahon rep.. Pa.). Bartholdt
(rep.. Mo.). Vanvoorhis (rep., O.). Parker
rep., N. J.), Overstreet (rep., Ind.), Mann
(rep.. 111 ). Smith rep., Ia.). Miller (rep.,
Kas.). Burkett (rep.. Neb.). Robertson
(dem., I,a.. Bartlett (dem., Ga.). Shafroth
(dem.. Col.) and Hay (dem., Va.).
The senate, on the 26th, passed the sun
dry civil bill aftei a number of amend
ments had been added to it. The advisa
bility and legality of the appointment by
the president of senators and members
on commissions formed the subject of
considerable discussion. During the dis
cussion it was made clar that no reflec
tion was intended on Mr. Lodge and Mr.
Turner who have been selected as mem
bers of the Alaskan boundary commis
sion In the house James J. Butler
(dem.. Mo.) was unseated and George C
11. Wagoner, (rep.) was seated in his
place. A spirited debate of two hours
followed when the case was called up.
The democrats had decided at their cau
cus that if the case was called up they
would prosecute a filibuster until March
4. and thev began to fight when the gavel
fell at noon. Finally, after repeated roll
calls, the matter was brought to a vote,
and Mr. Butler was unseated on tho
ground that he had not been duly elected.
The senate, on the 27th, passed the
naval and the military academy appro
priation bills. The total carried by the
naval bill is $1,507,412. The immigration
bill was considered and a number of
amendments made to meet the views of
various senators, but the bill failed of a
vote on objection from New Kngland sen
ators who feared it would exclude French
Canadian labor. Senator Blackburn se
cured a vote on his motion to take up the
Littletield anti-trust bill, and lost by 2S
to 3S. The senate was in executive ses
sion from 1:15 p. m. to 5:15 p. m An
other stormy session was held in the
house, and two special rules were adopt
ed to expedite appropriation bills and re
duce as much as possible the minority's
power to obstruct legislation. Kven with,
the special rules in operation, getting ap
propriation bills into conference was a
tedious and laborious process, and an
eight-hour session and l: roll calls being
necessary to get the agricultural, sundry
civil, military academy and post office ap
propriation bids into conference and to
adopt the conference report on the In
dian appropriation bill.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
The retirement of Speaker Hender
son from his old law firm in Dubuque,
Ia., was announced on the 27th. Mr.
Henderson will probably take ex
Speaker Heed's place in a Xew York
At a cabinet meeting, on the 2?th,
it was generally agreed that a special
session of the senate, would be neces
sary to complete work on the canal
treaty and Cuban reciprocity.
Announcement was made in Lon
don, on the 27th, that the prince of
Wales would probably be made honor
ary president of the commission to
the St. Louis World's fair.
The grand jury in Chicago, on the
27th, indicted Miss Klsie Barrett for
assaulting and seriously injuring her
roommate, Miss Bessie Palmer, aa
.Republican editors in national con
vention in Washington adopted reso
lutions, on the 27th, declaring the
purpose to be to promote the prin
ciples of their party.
A storm in Great Britain, on the
27th, wrecked houses and hurled a
train from the rails. Several persons
were killed and a number of. vessels
were driven ashore.
Ten rioting miners were locked up
at Charleston, W. Va., on the 2Gth.
Five are dead as a result of the bat
tle on the 23th.
The Mississippi river went above
the danger line, on the 27th, near
Memphis, Tenn., and earthworks
showed signs of giving way.
A GREAT RUSSIAN GRAFTER.
He Conld (ilTe American Grafters
Card anil Spades and AVI a
Ont on Sweeps.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 28. Michael
Schafroff, master of police of Kron
Btadt, is on trial for malfeasance in
office, but a verdict of not guilty will
probably be returned in order to. up
hold the prestige of the force. The
record of crimes charged against the
Russian Devery, as he is called, fill a
book of 200 closely printed pages.
Here are some of the items:
1. Stealing the money appropriated
for the clothing of policemen and
firemen, and causing them to suffer
from frost and illness, particularly as
the. chief also stole the money for
heating the police stations, dormi
tories, etc. This went on for five
2. Stealing all mone3-s donated by
the czar and private persons for the
benefit of police and firemen.
3. Taxing vice of all grades and
shades; encouraging unlawful acts in
disorderly houses, in order to fine the
keepers, the fines going into the
chief's pocket. He punished the com
mission of theft by a fine of 100 ru
bles, and it cost from 1,000 to 5,00C
rubles to be mixed up in a shooting
affray in the brothels he tolerated.
4. Selling policemen's and firemen's
places to the highest bidder. Men who
paid 2,000 rubles need not render any
service to the city at all.
5. Appropriating, bail moneys to the
amount of 100,000 rubles, and allow
ing criminals to escape. The greater
part of the force was compelled by
the chief to saw the wood he stole
from the city and to do other stunts
that brought him money.
THE PRISON SHIP MARTYRS.
Movement for a Mnnnmcnt to Revo
lution a ry ."Martyr Seemst
Likely to Succeed.
Xew York, Feb. 2S. The movement
to btiild to the martyrs of the prison
ships in the revolution seems likely
to be successful. It is to cost $200,
000 and all but $11,000 is subscribed.
Congress, the state of Xew York and
the city of Xew York nave appro
priated amounts aggregating $175,000.
The prisoners for whom the monu
ment is to be built are those who
were confined in the prison hulks an
chored in the East river r.enr the
present site of the Brooklyn navy
yard. Four thousand of Washing
ton's soldiers, captured at the battle
of Long Island, were confined in these
hulks, and subsequent captives were
added to their number until a con
siderable fleet was employe! for the
purpose. Beleasc was continually of
fered to all who would forswear the
cause for which they had fought, but
only one man a Hessian accepted
liberty on that condition, while more
than 1 .1,000 died in their floating pris
ons. SUBURBS ALL INUNDATED.
Friday Vilit's Downpour in Ten
ffe Created Havoc on Hail
roads and Telesrapli Lines,
Chattanooga, Tenn., Feb. 23. The
rain storm that visited this section,
Friday night at times assumed the
proportions of a cloudburst. Low
lands in this city and suburbs are
inundated and telegraph Unes in sev
eral, places are down. Washouts are
reported on all railroads, the most
serious being on the Cincinnati South
ern, necessitating the running of
trains via the Southern to Harriman
and thence to Cincinnati. Streams are
out of their banks and the Tenessee
is rising rapidlj'.
A CAPITOL OF PURE GOLD.
A Miniature of Colorado' Capitol,
Valued at $10,000,000, to lie a
Feature of the World's Fair.
Colorado Springs, Col., Feb. 23.
Van F. Bouse, treasurer of the board
of Colorado commissioners of the St.
Louis exposition, is authority for the
statement that the board will have
no difficulty in securing the greater
part of the $10,000,000 of gold bullion
to be used in reproducing the state
capitol in miniature at the St. Louts
exposition. In an interview Mr.
Bouse is credited with saying that
Thomas F. Walsh and - James F.
Burns, millionaire mine owners of
Colorado, have each agreed to loan
bars to be used in carrying out the
A Georgian Asphyxiated.
Philadelphia, Feb. 28. D. J. Yates
42 years of age, of Savannah, Ga., was
asphyxiated in his room at a hotel
here Friday night. The coroner will
determine whether the case is one ol
accident or suicide. Yates was a trav
eling horse dealer.
Mexico and Oil 11.
Santiago do' Chili, Feb. 2S. A Mex
ican delegation having in view tht
fostering of commercial relations be
tween this country and Mexico has
arrived here and has been well re
Chopped Open Urother's Skull.
Golden City, Mo., Feb. 2S. The
five-year-old daughter of Gus Coiner
seriously wounded her brother, aged
three years, while playfully wielding
an ax. The boy's scalp was cut open,
but the child may recover.
ot I'ntil Spring of 1004.
Berlin, Feb. 28. Emperor William
has instructed Minister Von Stern- j
berg to inform. Fresident Koosevelt
that the statue of Frederick the
Great will net be sent la the United;
States until the spring of iyOt. '
Knoxvllle Pauper Burial Frauds.
Thtf Knox county court investiga
tion committee into burial frauds
resumed its work of examining
graves in the county paupers' cem
etery last week. Twenty-eight cof
fins were exhumed, and of these
twenty were found to give no evi
dence of ever having contained hu
man bodies. These were buried in
1901. The committee announces
its intention to exhume every coffin
buried within the past six years.
This means the entering of 1,000
graves. The task, will be pushed to
early completion. It is expected
that evidence will be secured to
prove or disprove alleged grave rob
bing for medical college purposes.
Jim Coins, the negro charged with
having committed "fake" burials
during the past few months for the
purpose of securing payment for the
same from the county treasury, was
tried and bound over to court. He
swore on -the stand that he had tak
en coffins to the county cemetery,
knowing there was nothing in them.
W. C. McCoy, the undertaker em
ploying Coins, disclaims responsibil
ity for Coins' actions, and also de
nies ever having had knowledge of
the committing of frauds. lie ad
mitted, however, that he had
charged the county for coffins or
dered for two persons who died at
the city hospital whose bodies Mere
turned over to a medical college.
As a result of last week's investiga
tion 17!) more graves were opened
and of this number only sixty-four
contained bodies. This makes a to
tal, of 219 graves opened, in which
seventy-seven bodies have been
Gov. rrazlers Attitude.
Thfre have been several publica
tions recently as to Gov. Frazier's
attitude toward bills abolishing
town charters where the intention is
to secure the advantages of the Ad
ams law. Gov. Frazier signed the
bill abolishing the charter of Pu
laski, where an agreement had been
reached by the saloon and temper
ance people, and of course can find
no objection to such a measure.
While' it could, of course, not be.
stated what he would do with n bill
abolishing a charter where there has
been no agreement or expression of
opinion by the voters, it is under
stood that lie thinks it democratic
and at the same time the best policy
to leave the question to an election
by the qualified voters where there
has been no preliminary agreement
Greenfield Veterans Organize.
Greenfield Camp, TJ. C. V., met
last week and organized for the Xew
Orleans reunion by electing the fol
lowing officers: Thomas Campbell,
captain company; W. B. Marrow,
first lieutenant; V. E. Kirby, sec
ond lieutenant; G. W. Harrington,
third .lieutenant; J. W. Rambo,
fourth lieutenant; Thomas B. Lane,
adjutant; J. W. Tillman, quarter
master; R. A. Orrell, commissary;
V. J. Demniings, chaplain; .7. F.
Holder, treasurer; L. 11. Knight, of
ficer of the daj-; Miss Josie Camp
bell, sponsor. Delegates will be
elected about May 1. There will be
many old soldiers to attend the re
union from Weakley count7.
lile Sensation at Gallatin.
The statements of Secretary Or
man of the State board of charities
as to the disgraceful condition of
the Sumner county jail and his find
ing of an insane white woman's
dead body in the insane department
of the poor house, where it had been
neglected for several hours, has cre
ated a great sensation at Gallatin
and throughout Sumner count.
Chairman Hall of the County Court
denies that the jail is in such bad
shape, but he has appointed a com
mittee to investigate the, death and
alleged neglect of the woman at tht
Accident at Rldgetop.
An acicdent occurred at Jtidge
top last week which resulted in the
deatli of one negro workman, the
probable deatli of another and the
serious wounding of two. A bucket,
which was used to haul the men up
and down a shaft for the tunnel
slipped and fell and the men crashed
through the opening the entire
length. The work is being done on
the building of a spur of the Louis
ville & Xashville railroad under one
of the steepest railroad grades in the
country, connecting Ridgeton and
Library for Cleveland.
Andrew Carnegie has offered the
little town of Cleveland 10,000 for a
public library, provided the town
will give one thousand dollars annu
ally to maintain it.
Historic Building Collapsed.
The historic Lynn store at Kings
port, a frame and brick structure,
collapsed last week. The store was
built by John Lynn and was prob
ably the first mercantile house es
tablished in Tennessee east of
Killed 13 y a Dynamite Explosion.
Bud Martin, a white man, and
Joe'Voutree and Wm. Bennett, ne
groes, Avere accidental! killed at a
railroad camp in the western out
skirts of Xashville last week by the
accidental explosion of two sticks of
dynamite. The men's bodies were
fearfully mangled and are unrecog
nizable. Just how the explosion oc
curred is not known. The negroes
were employes of the road. The
white man was not. Martin, the
white man, was hurled loO feet.
Portions of one negro's body and
fragments of his clothing were land
ed in a tree seventy-five feet away.
Gibson Farmers Institute.
An executive committee composed
of two farmers from each civil dis
trict in Gibson county will meet at
the court house in Trenton early in
March, to arrange a program and
appoint a place for the next session
of the Gibson County Farmers' In
stitute, which will meet some time
in May next.- The farmers of this
county are fast falling in line with
progressive and up-to-date farming
and are abreast of nearly all thc
best methods in this line of business
and arc taking part in the building
up of the great agricultural interest
of the country.
A Xew Branch Railroad.
A new railroad is being surveyed
from Lancing, a small place on the
Cincinnati Southern, ninety-seven
miles from Chattanooga, to South
Pittsburg. This line will pass
through the richest coal fields in
Tennessee, and will enter some of
the territory now traversed by
branch lines of the Xashville, Chat
tanooga & St. Louis. J. H. Mc
Cord, president of tho company
building the line, when asked
whether or not the Southern was
backing the new road, refused to an
Cigarette Act Faulty.
The Supreme Court last week in
a case which went up from Xash
ville decided that the act of 1901,
preventing the importation or sale
of cigarettes or cigarette-papers in
Tennessee, did not prevent the giv
ing away of cigarette papers, where
the giving away is not coupled with
the importation. The court held
that the act was faulty in its word
ing, although valid except as to the
giving away of the paper.
Sardines Cause a Tragedy.
Sylvester Willard shot and in
stantly killed Kichard Arnold at
Milton, last week. Arnold and oth
ers were drinking and Arnold re
fused to pay for some sardines
which he had bought and eaten in
Willard's store. A quarrel followed
and Willard says Arnold attempted
to draw a pistol, but lie drew his and
shot Arnold dead. Willard tele
phoned the sheriff to come and get
Pushing a Railroad.
The question of building a rail
road from Jackson via Dycrsburg to
the Mississipip river has been active
ly revived and local parties have
been in correspondence with Eastern
capitalists with a view of interest
ing them in the proposed line. The
matter has now reached a stage
where it is very probable that the
road will be built. A charter is to
be secured at once and the matter
For a World's Fair Exhibit.
The chamber of commerce of
Xashville last week took steps to
bring about concerted action among
all the chambers of commerce and
other business organizations in the
State in the interest of a Tennessee
exhibit at the World's Fair. The
purpose is to get the legislature to
make an- appropriation for such an
"A petition is being circulated at
Dyer asking the legislature to de
feat the dispensary bill now before
that body. Dyer has always been
one of the strongest temperance
towns-in the State and is untiring
in temperance work.
Bad Roads Suspend Business.
The roads entering Martin, also
the city's streets, are in a terrible
condition. The proprietors of the
fourteen groceries have had to sus
pend delivering goods. Farmers
are unable to get to town to do their
trading, and business is almost at a
Truckers Still Have Hope.
Truckers around Trenton whose
tomato plants were killed by the re
cent cold spell are resowing, as it
is not too late to raise plants in time
for the transplatting season. To
mato plants will bring a higher
price this year than last.
Smallpox at Klves.
Rives has a well developed case
of smallpox. The health authori
ties do not fear a spread of the dis
ease and hope to confine if to ilia
OTHERWISE UNNOTICED. !
A general war in Central America
Virginia has decided not to have a
separate World's fair building-.
Capt. John J. Mitchell, for many
jears a director of the Chicago &
Alton Railroad Co., died at his home
In St. Louis Friday night.
The body of James Xoonan, of St.
Louis, has been recovered from the
Yazoo canal, near Vieksburg, Miss.
August Kleykamp, Jr., was found
dead in his room, at St. Louis, from
asphyxiation; coroner's verdict, "ac
cident." Secretary Hay has invited foreign
countries to participate in the Good
Koads convention to be held in St.
Louis in April.
The Filipinos and the republicans
in the Missouri house saved the militia
appropriation from being cut from
$100,000 to $30,000.'
The Kansas legislature is rushing
its work night and day in an attempt
to complete its work before the time
for adjournment, a week hence.
President Francis of the St. Louis
World's Fair Co. was the guest of
honor at a luncheon given by Ameri
can Ambassador Choate in London.
President I'oosevelt, in a special
message to the senate, urges tariff
legislation to avert the threatened
ruin of industries in the Philippines.
Former Gov. Pingree of Michigan
will either go into bankruptcy ot
make an assignment as the result of
the failure of the Citizens' savings
bank of Detroit.
Sen or Don Fmilio de Ojeda, Spanish
minister, was entertained at the
World's fair grounds at St. Louis,
Friday, and at the St. Louis club at
The freight rates hearing at Wash
ington has ended. The general trend
of the evidence was that the advance
in. rates was the result of natural con
ditions. The Arkansas house of representa
tives, in committee of the whole, rec
ommended for passage the bill appro
priating $77,000 additional for a
World's fair exhibit.
Al Wade has confessed to the mur
der, two years ago, of Kate Sullivan,
at Toledo, O. The confession came at
the close of one of the most sensa
tional trials ever held in that city.
Bruce D. Gardiner, who was arrest
ed on a charge of impersonating a
government olliccr in representing
himself as a pension agent, was be d
for the federal grand jury at St.
A terrific explosion of 300 pounds
of dynamite occurred one and a half
miles east of Fortuna, Mo., demolish
ing nearly all the machinery of the
Standard Developing mine, and injur
ing several men.
Gen. von Manteuffel, who was a fa
mous commander in the Franco-Prussian
war, and who received the Iron
Cross, the most prized of German dec
orations, for his services, died in Ber
WILD WESTERN BLIZZARD.
I'nrlona Blizzards Sweeping; Across
lvansnn, Colorado itnd Por
tion of Montana.
Topeka, Kas., Feb. 2S. A fierce
blizzard is sweeping across this por
tion of the state to-day with the air
full of sleety snow. The temperature
registered 17 at seven o'clock, Satur
day morning, a fall of 27 degress since
seven o'clock Friday evening. This
will cause great suffering among
western range cattle where the
ground is covered with snow.
niizznrd in Colorado.
Denver, Col., Feb. 2S. A blizzard
is raging all over this state and the
temperature is falling. The weather
is clear except at some points in the
Fnrlonn Montana Blizr.nrd.
Ued Lodge, Mont., Feb. 28. A furi
ous blizzard has been raging through
out this section. Several inches of
snow have fallen and is being badly
drifted by the high winds.
KNAPP, THE WIFE-CHOKER
Rumor Current tliut the I'rinoner la
Considering the Making of
Hamilton, O., Feb. 28. It is cur
rently reported about the jail that
Knapp is considering another confes
sion that will cover other crimes.
Meantime, while the officers are seek
ing all the information possible from
him, it has been decided that his first
trial will be here for the murder of
his third wife, Hannah Goddard, un
less the trial judge holds that a cor
pus delicti has not been established
by the confession of Knapp and other
evidence that the officers have in their
BROKE THE WORLD'S RECORD.
Holstetn 1'riesinn Cow, Sadie Vale
Conronlln, fiave Pounds, 8 1-2
Ounces of Butter in '" Days.
Utica, X. Y., Feb. 28. The Hol
stein Friesian cow Sadie Yale Con
cordia, No. -J2259, II. F. II. P. A. P. O.,
1124, whose milk in seven days made
30 pounds and 10.16 ounces of butter,
breaking the world's record, finished
her 30 days' official test, breaking the
world's record for this period. Dur
ing the 30 days she gave 2,754.6
pounds of milk, containing 323
pounds SU ounces of butter. The
world's official record has heretofore
stood at 112 pounds. Sadie Yale goes
to the front with a good margin.
Six I'ernoni Injured.
Brownsville, Pa., Feb. 2S. Six per
sons were seriously injured and a
number slightry hurt in a collision be
tween a local passenger train and a
light engine on the Mongahela divi
sion of the Pcnns3lvania road at the
junction, near here.
The President of the Louisiana PuT'
etiase Exposition Co. to
Visit the Kaiser.
MAY ALSO CALL UPON PRESIDENT LOUBET
ConniriernMe Interest Belnu; Worked
Vp Among; the Ilritiali an the Re
sult of Mr. Kraiicia' Visit The Se
lection of n Royal Coniuilsxtitn it
London, Feb. 2. President David
P. Francis of the St. Louis World's
fair will leave London for Berlin Sun
day morning, where he will have an
audience with Kaiser Wilhelm, prob
ably stopping in Paris, on his return,
to call on President Loubet.
It is possible that as a result of his
interview, Prince Henry of Prussia
may revisit America at the time of
the opening of the World's fair in St.
While President Francis would not
admit it, there is reason to believe
that he received a strong intimation
that it would be good policy to visit
the emperor in Berlin before return
It is a well-known fact that some of
the industries in Germany are op
posed to exhibiting at the St. Louis
exposition, and the visit of Gov. Fran
cis will do much toward dissipating
Gov. Francis suggested to King Fd
ward at Tuesday's private audience
that British royalty would be warmly
welcomed in St. Louis, but it is not
likely that any member of the royal
family will go.
The work of appointing a royal
commission is now almost finished. It
is expected that the Prince of Wales
will be made honorary president in
view of the keen interest hi-- majesty
is taking in the matter. Lord Peel
will be chairman and Col. Watson sec
retary. Lord Inverclyda will repre
sent the shipping interests, C. Law
rence, deputy chairman of the Lon
don and Northwestern railway, will
represent railways; Col. H. Jekyll,
the board of trade; sir Fdward Poyn
ter, art, and a high official of the
educational department, education.
The government is also considering
the question of a money grant, which
it is believed, in well-informed cir
cles, will be about 70.000. In the
opinion of experts about 200,000 will
be necessary to make as good a show
ing as France and Germany.
Mr. Francis was the guest of honor,
Friday, at a luncheon given by Amer
ican Ambassador Choate. Among the
guests who were especially invited to
meet Mr. Francis were Sir Edward
Poynter and Sir Gilbert Parker, the
author. There were also others inter
ested in the English exhibit.
Later in the day Mr. Francis called
upon Lord Peel, a member of the
English cabinet, whom he found en
thusiastic concerning Great Britain's
representation at the exposition.
Lord Peel assured ?iim of the hearty
co-operation of th? ministry.
So well has Mr. Francis put his
case during his stay here that the
Daily Mail says that the $330,000
which the government contemplates
appropriating is "utterly inadequate
to make any fitting representation,"
adding: "We regret to learn that
there is no real appreciation on the
part of the government as to the com
mercial value of the St. Louis exhibi
tion. The ministers appear to be of
the opinion that because of the Amer
ican tariff the matter has relatively
small importance to our exporters.
We vote millions for impossible, hope
less schemes of army reform, and we
vote only a tiny sum to an undertak
ing which may well prove, to be the
turning point in the commercial war
fare of the world. The nation should
insist on prompt and adequate atten
tion being given to the matter, which
is certain to prove, unless vigorous
action is taken, a melancholy object
lesson in British methods and British
lack of enterprise."
LADRONE LEADER CAPTURED.
With a. Reward of 200,000 Pesos on
Ills Head Col. Santos is Cap
tured in Riznl Province.
Manila, March 1. Gov. Dancel of
the Ilizal province has captured Col.
Santos, one of the ladrone leaders, at
San Jose De Xavotos, a village five
miles north of Manila, on a small is
land. Gov. Dancel learned the where
abouts of Santos and surrounded the
house in which he wa3 with police
and constabulary. He then entered
the house personallj- and made a pris
oner of Santos, who has been brought
to Manila. Col. Santos was the lead
er of the ladrones.in Ilizal province
and a comrade of Gen. San Miquel. A
reward of 200,000 pesos had been of
fered for his capture.
TRIPLE GEORGIA TRAGEDY.
William Farmer Kills His Father-In-Lair,
Mortally Wounds Ilia
Wife and Suicides.
.Tonesboro, Ga., Feb. 28. William
Farmer, deputy sheriff of Clayton
county, Friday night instantly killed
his father-in-law, James Christian,
mortally wounded nis wife and at
tempted to kill his son, but the gun
missed fire. The frenzied man then
turned the gun upon himself and
fired, dying instantly.
Sir Thomas LIpton in Paris.
Paris, Feb. 2S. Sir Thomas Up
ton, who has just arrived here from
"'ice; says he intends going to Glas
gow next Tuesday to make the final
arrangements and fix the date for the
launch of Shamrock III-
Flredamp Explosion in Hostettcr,
Connellsville Coke Co.'s Mine
Near Latrobe, Pa.
SEYEN LIVES SUPPOSED TO BE LOST.
The Cause of the Explosion a Mys
trey, and the Only Wonder is thai
More of the Elut Hundred Men
Employed Were Not Anions the
Latrobe, Ta., Feb. 28. The Ilostet-ter-Connellsville
Coke Co.'s mine near
here was the scene of a fire-damp ex
plosion Saturday in which, it lJ
though, seven men lost their lives.
Michael Flack, Jr.
Wm. II. Besser.
Charles It. Benny.
The explosion occurred when th
full force of men was at work and it
is considered almost a miracle that
there were no more fatalities.
About 800 men are employed in the
mine, which is located four and a
half miles west of this place on the
Whitney branch of the Pennsylvania
The cause of the explosion is a mys
tery. It occurred in what is known
as Xo. 7 left flat entry, which is near
the eastern end of the mine and about
two miles from the main entry. Most
of the force of miners at work were
in the vicinity of the entry in which
the explosion occurred.
The explosion was not heard out
side of the mine and none except
those at work knew anything of it
until those who escaped came rush
ing to the main entry and spread tha
news of the disaster. F6r some time it
was thought that 50 or more of the
men had been caught by the explo
sion. Gradually, however, the lamp
room in which each miner deposits
his safety lamp at the end of the
day's work began to fill up and It was
by this means that the real number
of the missing was ascertained.
Hopes are entertained that the men
may still be living, and three rescu
ing parties have made efforts to
reach them. The first party found
two men unconscious in one of tho
workings and they were revived after
being brought to the surface. It has
been impossible to reach the others
because of -the dense smoke and after
damp. The mine was owned b' Pitts
burgers and the loss will be about
$10,000 from flooding.
Seven .More Rescued.
The last rescuing party brought
out Michael Flack, Michael Flack, Jr.,
Wm. Besser, Charles K. Bennick, John
Penzeric, John Gakis and Steve Doo
They were all still living and after
an hour's work the physicians
brought them to. Only two men.
whose names are not known, are now
believed to be still in the mine and it
is thought they are dead.
THE ISLA DE LUZON FLOATED.
The Ganhoat, Which Grounded Near
the Month of the Alabama.
River, rulled Off.
Mobile, Ala., March 1. The United
States gunboat Isla de Luzon, which
went aground near the mouth of the
river late Friday afternoon during a
dense fog, was floated Saturday. She
came to this city under her own
steam and anchored in the river. Her
officers report that no damage, as far
as they know, was sustained by the
vessel, but a thorough examination
will be made. ' .
BIG FIRE AT HASTINGS, NEB.
A Solid Row of Brick Buildings
Burned, Involving a. Loas of
f 150,000 to f 200,000.
Ila stings, Xeb., Feb. 28. Friday
night during a very high wind, that
was accompanied with snow, a fire
broke out in the upper story of the
Shedd block, occupied by the Hast
ings business college, and for a time
it looked as though the business sec
tion of the city would go, but by
heroic work of firemen and citizens
the fire was brought under control
shortly before midnight after com- '
pletely gutting the Shedd block and
spreading to adjoining buildings,
burning a solid row of brick blocks
reaching from Lincoln to Burlington
avenues, causing a loss of $150,000 to
The Bill to Prohibit Sunday Base
ball in Missouri Practical
Jefferson City, Mo., Feb. 28. The
house practically killed Brittain's bill
to prohibit baseball playing on Sun
day when it adopted, by a vote of 40
to 36, an amendment by Huck to pro
hibit football on that day but to per
mit baseball. Brittain then moved
that the bill be postponed indefinite
ly, which was ordered. This, it is be
lieved, will end the matter at this ses
sion. Victim of mn Assassin.
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 28. Bert Mc
Kinsley, a farmer living near Monte
cello, Kas., was shot and mortally
wounded, Friday night, by some one
who fired a charge from a shotgun
through a window of Mc-Kinsley'a