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B. II. ADAMS, Publisher.
CAPE GIRARDEAU. - MISSOURI
The News Condensed.
Important Intelligence From All Parts.
Joseph BoyER, a miserly farmer who
lived near Sedalia, Ma, died without
revealing the hiding place of his
Six United States prisoners escaped
from jail at Fort Scott, Kan., among
them being Bill West, the notorious
Is a fight with shotguns in Macon
county, Ala., the result of a long
standing feud between the Riddle and
Christian families, Slab Biddle was
killed and Charles and Andrew Biddle
were fatally wounded.
The town of Gilmanton, Wis., was
nearly wiped out by fire.
Mrs. John F. Core, of Marion, Pa.,
took her 2-year-old child to a well and
dropped it in and the infant was
The report of the experts in Chicago
who investigated the whisky trust ac
counts says that a discrepancy of 81,
Severe wind storms swept over Ohio,
Illinois and other towns. Dust storms
prevailed in Iowa and Illinois.
The mutilated bodies of Mrs. Sam
Butler (colored) and her 8-year-old son
were found at Meridian, Miss. They
were supposed to have been murdered
by the husband of the woman.
A toexado visited Delaware, O.,
and surrounding sections, unroofing
houses, uprooting trees and demolish
The Steel Edee Stamping and Retin
xting company, of Millis, Mass., failed
The 150th anniversary of the foun
dation of the Second Parish Unitarian
church was celebrated at Binghamton,
Mass., in the meeting-house which was
erected in 1742.
The survivors of the invading army
that marched to Washington under
Gen. Coxey a year ago had a reunion
at Massillon, O.
Coal operators in Indiana were dis
cussing a plan to form a pool like the
one recently effected in Ohio.
Citizens of Lexington, Neb., were
urging Sam Woi Tai, a Chinaman, to
make the race for mayor of the place.
The bank at Mount Morris, 111., was
robbed, the safe being wrecked with
dynamite. It was thought that only
$150 was taken.
Incendiaries caused the total de
struction of Robinson & Co.'s stock
barns near Decatur, Ind. Over 150
bogs and some cattle and horses were
Flames that started in the furniture
store of A. F. Tanner & Co. in Mil
waukee burned out twenty business
bouses, the total loss being 81,000,000.
The president appointed CoL Thad-
deus H. Stanton to be paymaster gen
eral of the army, to succeed Gen. Wil
liam Smith, retired.
A bill was introduced in the New
Tork senate to prohibit the wearing of
tights by women.
The commission sitting in Washing
ton in the claims of American citizens
against the Venezuelan government
decided in the former s favor.
Minister Thurston, of Hawaii, de
cided to depart from Washington be
fore his government could officially re
At Greenville, Miss., fire destroyed
the Planters' oil mill, the loss being
The Nashua savings bank, the third
largest in New Hampshire, closed its
doors with liabilities of 83,000,000.
John R. Tucker, aged 51, an attor
ney at Jeffersonville, Ind., was killed
in an encounter with William lay lor,
Maggie Tiller, convicted of the
murder of Freda Huntington in Chi
cago, was sentenced to be hanged
This was the first time that a woman
had been condemned to death in the
courts of Cook county.
Another shortage of 8400.000 was
found in Chicago in the accounts of the
The seventeenth annual encampment
of the G. A. R. department of Michigan
commenced at Mount Clemens.
Gov. Altgeld issued a proclamation
designating Friday, April 19, as Arbor
day in Illinois.
Two men were killed and three others
badly injured by the explosion of a
sawmill boiler near v an V ert, O.
Closing arguments were made in the
Debs case before the United States su
preme court in Washington. An early
decision was expected.
Frank Sutler, an assayer, shot and
fatally wounded his wife at San Fran
cisco and killed himself.
A fire in the Bell clothing store in
Chicago caused a loss of 8175,000.
It was said that a prominent citizen
of Jacksonville, Fla.. was under con
tract with sympathizers of the Cuban
patriots to engage 10,000 negroes from
Florida to go to Cuba to aid the pa
triots. Gen. S. B. Daboll, of St Johns, was
elected department commander of the
Michigan G. A. R. at the annual en
campment in Mount Clemens.
The Commercial bank at Cincinnati,
a state institution long regarded as
financially solid, closed its doors with
liabilities of 81,000,000.
A settlement of the Davis will con
test was effected by the heirs of the
A RESOLrnoN fixing May 2 as the
date for final adjournment was adopted
by the Illinois senate.
It was stated in Chicago that the
prices of all kinds of meats would be
higher this summer than they have
been for ten years past.
Ten horses and twelve cows perished
by the burning of Charles Jarrett's
barn near Fort Dodge. la.
Fire at West Superior, Wis., de
stroyed J. P. Nelson's property and his
wife and three children were probably
At Jefferson la., the thermometer
registered 90 degrees in the shade on
The mayor and board of . trustees of
Madison, I1L, were found guilty of
malfeasance in office for permitting a
gambling house to run.
Burglars, in an attempt to find hid
den money, cruelly tortured Mrs. Mary
Berger, aged 86 years, at Springfield,
Four counterfeiters. Jefferson May
and John, James and Chauncey Boyer,
were arrested at Rockford, I1L
The Clarence bank at Clarence. Mo.,
suspended with liabilities of 880.000.
Attornet General Olnet says that
the printing of facsimiles of fopeign
postage stamps is a violation of the act
of 1691, which prohibits the counter
feiting of foreign obligations or se
curities. The Auburn state bank, located at
the village of Auburn. 111., was robbed
of something over 81.000 by burglars.
Officers of the Queen & Crescent
railroad intercepted train robbers at
Greenwood, Ky., and killed two of
Miss Amt Thill, an actress, aged 24,
was murdered in New York by John
Bigelow, an actor, who then ended his
Mrs. Frank Annis perished in her
burning home near Fenton, Mich.
The firm of Malcolm & Waterbury,
of Chicago, which did an extensive
bucket-shop business in Illinois, Mis
souri, Nebraska and Iowa, failed for
Statistics show that 373 railroad
companies in this country are now
building, or contemplating doing so
soon. 20,547 miles of new road.
Br the bursting of a reservoir near
Newcastle, Col., several bridges were
swept away and many farms were
A fire at St. Augustine, Fla., de
stroyed forty-nine residences and busi
ness houses, besides several smaller
structures, entailing a loss of 8100,000.
At Jackson. Miss., a negro who in
sisted upon riding in a wagon with
three white women was shot to death.
Treasit.t officials in Washington
agree in the opinion that the income
tax applies to foreigners owning any
property in this country, whether resi
dents or nonresidents.
The entire business portion of Can
aseraga, N. Y., and thirty dwellings
were burned, the loss being 8100,000.
The St. Paul Railway company dis
charged eleven engineers and thirty
five firemen from its division running
into Fort Howard, Wis., because they
Mrs. Reach, an eccentric character,
died at Oshkosh, Wis., aged 100 years.
Twenty years ago she purchased a
coffin, and at her own request she was
buried in it after she had used it a
score of years for a bed.
Terrible prairie fires were raging
in the Otoe and Ponca Indian reserva
tions several miles north of Perry, O. T.
The district between Pleasantville,
N. J., and Bricantine Junction was
burned over by a forest fire, many
buildings and a large quantity of tim
ber being consumed, the loss aggregat
ing thousand of dollars.
C. L. Williams, of St. Louis, while
temporarily insane, killed Catherine
Kaeser, his annt, and then committed
Wtckoff, Minn., a town of about 600
inhabitants, was almost completely
wiped out by fire.
The New England coast was visited
by a hurricane, the wind attaining a
velocity of seventy-five miles an hour,
and doing much damage to shipping.
Central Iowa was swept by dust
storms, which partially obscured the
sun and hindered railroad traffic.
The boiler of the Langston sawmill
near Apple Valley, Ga.. exploded, kill
ing William Goode, John Langston and
a negro woman.
The Nonpartisan Women's Christian
Temperance union at Kansas City de
cided to remove their hats at church
services and all indoor meetings.
Samuel McWilliams, a notorious
bandit, and a companion were shot
down while robbing a store at Braggs
Federal officials at San Francisco
unearthed a gang engaged in circu
lating forged Chinese residence papers.
The wind reached a velocity of 73
miles an hour in New York, doing
much damage to shipping.
The theatrical company that left St.
Louis to walk to New York in 105 days
on a wager gave np the job at Effing
A mysterious man. alleged to have
been private secretary to the king of
Sweden, died in poverty at Clinton. Ia.
Two American warships were or
dered to Nicaragua, presumably to pro
tect American interests.
The exchanges at the leading clear
ing houses in the United States during
the week ended on the 29th aggregated
SSsS.359,404. against 8952,491,395 the
previous week. The increase, com
pared with the corresponding week in
1&94. was 20.8.
An anti-cigarette ordinance went into
effect in Lawrence, Kan., and no
cigarettes can be purchased in that
Silver in very rich quantities was
discovered in the mountains in Wayne
county, W. Va.
The Bank of Canton. Kan., sus
pended. It had 86,000 capital and 817,
000 deposits and was a privateconcern.
All the plate glass factories in the
country, with a few exceptions, have
closed down and will not resume until
There were 234 bnsiness failures in
the United States in the seven days
evded on the 29th, against 278 the
week previous and 238 in the corre
spondinfr time in 1894.
The Bristol (Tenn.) Bank and Trust
company assigned with liabilities of
The hottest weather ever known in
the northwest in March prevailed on
the 29th, the mercury reaching 90 de
grees above zero in some places. The
average in Iowa and Illinois was 80 de
grees. The residence of Israel Higbie, a
wealthy farmer of Northport, L. L,
was burned, and his daughter. Mrs.
William Reeves, and her young daugh
ter were burned to death.
The direct inheritance tax levied by
the last Ohio legislature was declared
unconstitutional by the circuit court at
Reports from the middle and north
western states indicated that crops
were in great danger by reason of
A million pounds of sugar, alleged
to contain arsenic, was sold at auction
at Philadelphia for 84.000.
John A. Brown, aged 30, shot his
wife, aged 24, in Philadelphia, and
then committed suicide. Domestic
trouble was the cause.
The questicn of removing the capi
tal of Minnesota from St. Paul to Min
neapolis was decided in favor of St.
The boiler in a sawmill at East Leon,
O., blew up. D. J. Ingersoll, the own
er, and his uncle, Denziel Ingersoll,
were instantly killed.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL,
William Sweenet, a . 76-year-old
wealthy resident of Fairland, L T.,
was married to Miss Zena Taylor, a
16-year-old girl of Southwest City, Ma
Aunt Julia Thompson, a colored
woman who claimed to be 153 years of
age, died in Dallas county, Tex.
Jane Harris, of Monticello, N. Y.,
died at the age of 104 years.
Mrs. Agnks Monroe Russel, for
many years the editor of the Club
magazine, and a writer of note, died in
Presiding Elder W. S. Bir.cn. of
Kokomo, InC died while attending
conference at Logansport, aged 70
Maturin M. Ballou, of Boston, the
well-known editor, publisher and
writer, died in Cairo, Egypt, aged 75
years. He was editor and publisher of
the first illustrated weekly paper
in this country, known as Ballou's
Dr. William Hotciikiss, who was
buried at St. Lou's, is supposed to have
reached the age of 140 years. He had
been a mason 100 years.
Sknor de Lome was appointed Span
ish minister to the United States to
succeed Senor Muruaga.
Dispatches from Havana alarmed
the Spanish government, as they indi
cated that the insurrection was spread
ing rapidly and was already beyond
the control of the local commanders.
Manitoba was in a state of open re
bellion against Canada over the order
to restore separate Catholic schools.
Great Britain will demand of Spain
an explanation of the wanton killing
of an English sailor at Cuba.
The Spanish prime minister said that
he would send 100,000 troops to Cuba if
that number was necessary to put down
Premier Greenwat adjourned the
legislature of Manitoba nntil May,
pending legal opinions on the Catholic
Field Marshal Patrick Grant, the
oldest officer in the British army, died
at his home in London, aged 81 years.
There was talk oi war between
France and England as a result of
France's sending an expedition to the
Niger in Africa.
In the British house of commons a
resolution to give home rule to Eng
land, Ireland, Scotland and Wales was
It was announced that the emperor
of Japan had declared an unconditional
armistice pending peace negotiations
The government forces won a de
cisive victory over the rebels in Colom
bia and the revolution was believed to
be at an end.
Anton Casper Hesing, father of
Washington Hesing, the tpostmaster at
Chicago, died suddenly at his residence,
on the 31st, of apoplexy. He retired the
previous night after finishing his work
for the following morning's Staats
Zcitung, in apparently good health.
Early next morning his attendant no
ticed something wrong and sent for
the postmaster, but the old gentleman
died before he arrived.
The eastern and central portions of
the state of Kansas were visited, on
th; 31st. by copious rains. The rains
were very warm, but were closely fol
lowed by a blizzard, which caused
much apprehension for the safety of
the fruit crop, especially peaches and
apricots. The rains left the soil in
good condition fur spring work, which
was already well under way.
United States Consul Tingle at
Brunswick. Germany, in a letter re
ceived at the state department-on the
31st, suggests that American packers
turn their attention to furnishing the
German market with horse meat,
which he says is used in the larger
cities in equal quantities with beef and
mutton, on account of the high price
of the latter commodities.
Edward Bradford Barnes, of St.
Louis, a prominent young journalist,
died at his mother's home in Corning,
X. , on the 31st, of fever contracted
in Cuba, where he went as representa
tive of the Northwestern Miller news
paper. He was a young man of great
promise and the most exemplary char
acter. The statement cf the associated
banks of New York city for the week
ended the 30th showed the following
changes: Reserve, decrease, S733.050;
loans, decrease, 82.128,300; specie, in
crease, 8465.500; legal tenders, de
crease. S2,S93,300: deposits, decrease,
84.087,000; circulation, increase, 8529,
300. Passengers from Santiago de Cuba
reported, on the Slth, that two Ameri
can citizens were dying in prison in
that city. According to the passen
gers' story the imprisoned Americans
had all the passports and papers re
quired by law, and their incarceration
was declared to be an outrage.
Mrs. H. B. Ledvard, wife of the
president of the Michigan Central
railway, dropped dead on the street in
Detroit, Mich., on the 30th. The
cause of death is given as heart dis
ease. The associated banks of New York
city held 813,413,450 in excess of the 25
percent, rale on the 30th.
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Craycroft Said to Be In Mexico.
Ex-Mayor Frank Craycrof t, who fled
from Sedalia seven years ago, with a
shortage of several thousand dollars,
due the McCormick Harvesting Co., for
which he was general western agent,
and who ha:, been missing since, was
seen and recognized and talked with in
Austin. Tex., recently, by Hugh Fitz
gerald, a former Sedalia newspaper
man, who had been intimately ac
quainted with Craycroft for years.
Many believed that Craycroft had com
mitted snicide, but the belief now is
that he has been engaged in mining in
Old Mexico, and has prospered. His
family has resided in north Missouri,
with relatives, ever since his departure.
A Hard Man to Hold.
Says a dispatch sent from Dexter:
Sherman Woodrey, who escaped from
the Bloomfield jail Sunday night and
was caught Monday afternoon and re
placed in jail, escaped ajain Tuesday
night. He pretended to be sick, and
when the jailer opened his cell in the
morning a dummy was found in Wood
rey 's bed. Woodrey, after placing it
in his bed, concealed himself in an un
used cell. After the jailer locked np
the dummy Woodrey picked the cor
ridor lock and crawled out through
the hole he had made in the wall Sun
day night. He is charged with having
robbed a jewelry store in Dexter of
Silas Durbau Pariloncd.
The governor pardoned Silas, the last
of the famous Durban gang of outlaws
to leave the state's prison. lie was
convicted at the March term, 1SS5, of
the Lafayette county criminal court,
with his four brothers. Pius, Pros,
Amos and William, of burglary and
larceny, and sentenced to lif teen years.
The other brothers got shorter terms,
and have all served their terms and
gone out. The governor says that there
is no reason why Silas should suffer
more than the others, and, inasmuch
as he has been an exceptional! good
convict, he grants the pardon.
Murder and Anon.
Seven miles south of Cuba the par
tially charred body of David Ililder
brand, a farmer on the Meramec river,
was found in the ruins of his burned
house. It is evident that he was mur
dered and then thrown into the build
ing and the house burned. In the up
per part of the trunk buckshot were
found, showing that he had first been
shot and then his throat cut. Bloody
clothing was found, and tracks of his
murderers discovered. The verdict of
the coroner's jury was "murdered by
Injured In a Runaway.
A horse ran off with a buggy at
Nevada in which were seated Bert
Kinney and Misses Nannie Kinney,
Josie Greenstreet and Maud Watt. All
of the occupants were thrown out.
Miss Watt's right leg was broken be
tween the knee and hip. Miss Green
street suffered a sprained wrist, and
Miss Kinney was hurt about the head
( hone a Horrible Death.
Sam Reed, son of Rev. William Reed,
who died suddenly at Trenton, burned
himself to death in a building he oc
cupied within 100 feet of the family
residence, where the body of his dead
sister lay. He had not slept for sev
eral nights, and was probably insane.
His mother, aunt and two sisters were
at the point of death.
Hound Over for Assault.
The preliminary trial of Emmett
Switzer and Ora Boone, at Excelsior
Springs, charged with assaulting B. L.
Morton, a teamster, who died as a re
sult of the wound, came np the other
day. Boone wasacquitted and Switzer
held in 83,000 bonds to await the action
of the grand jury in June.
A Monster Dynamo.
A St. Louis street railway company
has contracted for a mammoth gener
ator or dynamo. Total weight, 180,
000 pounds; weight of armature, 95,000
pounds. Cost, about, 825,000.
Miss Etta Hancock, who was recent
ly awarded judgment for 83,500
against Prof. Blackwell for slander,
was married in Chariton county to
Mr. M. F. Courtney.
Abandoned the Conrthonse.
The Ray county courthouse has be
come unsafe, and the sheriff has or
dered all officers to vacate. The build
ing is of brick, and was erected forty
K. C. Meacham.
E. C. Meacham, president of the
Meacham Arms Co., St. Louis, died re
cently, aged 50. He was born in Mas
sachusetts and settled in St. Louis in
John T. Wolff, a cigar-maker, aged
42, who resided at 3130 Iowa avenue,
St. Louis, hanged himself with a
slothes line, lie was found by his
Won First Honors.
Thomas L. Anderson, of Louisiana,
representing Central college at Fayette,
won first honors in the Missouri inter
collegiate oratorical co ntest at Kansas
Groom, 76; Bride, 16.
Wm. Sweeney, aged 70, of Fairland,
L T., and Miss Zena Taylor, aged 16,
of Southwest City, were married at Ne
osho. The groom is reported rich.
Cut Off His Head.
Willie McGrath, aged 4, son of
Walter McGrath. 406 North Eleventh
street, St. Louis, was run over by an
electric car and his head severed.
Louis Martin, aged S, and a com
panion, attempted to cross a creek in
Pettis county, when their boat filled,
ind young Martin was drowned.
An Aged Bachelor.
Joseph Boyer, a bachelor, aged 85,
juite wealthy, died near Sedalia a few
days ago. He is believed to have had
several thousand dollars buried.
A BRUTAL MURDER.
The Horribly Mutilated Body of a JJegro
Woman Found In Sixth Avenue. Near
Tork The Unfortunate Vlrtlm Had Keen
Strangled to Death and Her Limbs Sev
ered from Her Body Pinioned with a
New York, April 1. The body of a
negro woman, strangled to death and
with both legs cut off at the knees,
and a large gash at the rig-lit hip, was
found at 6 o'clock yesterday in front of
67 Sixth avenue.
Around the neck was a piece of pink
gauze or cheese cloth, about five feet
long, which was twisted to serve as a
rope. This was knotted once over the
windpipe and drawn so tightly that
the skin was broken and a few drops
of blood oozed out. The tongue was
protruding, and it was evident that
death was caused by strangulation.
At the outer side of the right hip
and extending to the lower part of the
abdomen was a large and jugged gash.
The skin was drawn away from the
borders of the wound and the severed
muscles stuck out as though cut in a
rough manner. An examination of
the legs showed that they had been
cut off just below the knees. In both
cases the knee cap remained on the
There was no mutilation as in the
case of the victims of "Jack the Rip
per" in London. Bloody serum oozed
from the mouth of the dead woman.
The arms lay across the breast, the
right band crossed over the left and
tied with what appeared to be a sec
tion of ordinary clothesline. A slip
noose was made over the left wrist,
then passed around the right wrist.
The rope was then passed around the
body once, pinioning the arms closely
to the chest, the end being secured in
a double knot.
On the body was a tightly-fitting
chemise, the lower part of which was
saturated with blood, where it had
come in contact with the severed
limbs. The other garment on the
hotly was a cheap black cloth shirt.
There was nothing to indicate the
identity of the dead woman. She was
apparently about 28 or 30 years old,
about 5 feet 4 inches high; was of
physical development, and probably
weighed 120 pounds.
The murder, the police reason, was
done in a house. The absence of
blood at the spot where the body was
found; the fact that the clothes about
the body were not more bloody, go to
show that the killing was done at
some other place. The object of cut
ting off the legs, the police believe,
was to place the body in a trunk, box
or other small space, for the purpose
of carrying it away from the scene of
Capt, Dclaney is bending all his
energies to learn who the woman is.
A "DRY" STATE WELL SOAKED.
Heavy Rains In Eastern and Central Kan
sasThe Fruit Buds.
Topeka, Kan., March 31. Kansas
has been pretty well soaked to-day,
especially in the central and eastern
portions. Good rains have fallen as
far west as Phillipsburg, Sterling and
Caldwell, the rains being very warm.
A blizzard struck the northwest part
of the state this afternoon and will
reach here early to-morrow. The
fruit buds are in a very critical condi
tion and a freeze cannot but injure
the crop, especially peaches and
apricots. Farmers are well along with
their spring work and the soil is in ex
AT HIS MOTHER'S HOME.
Death of a Promising Toung Journalist
of St. Louis.
Elmira, N. Y., April 1. Edward
Bradford Barnes, of St. Louis, a prom
inent young journalist died at his
mother's home in Corning last even
ing of fever contracted in Cuba, where
he went as representative of the
Northwestern Miller. He began his
work with the Elmira Advertiser.
Later he was graduated from Cornell
in the class of 18S1. Since that time
he has served on the Journal and
Tribune of Minneapolis, and a year
ago went to St, Louis in charge of the
local branch of the Northwestern
Miller. He came to Corning only
three days ago very ill and his condi
tion constantly grew worse until the
end. He was a man of great promise
and the most exemplary character.
All the Islands Forming the Group Now
In Possession of the Japanese.
London, April 1. The Central News
has advices from the Pescadore islands
under date of March 26. These dis
patches state that Col. Ito reports that
on March 24 the Ma-Kung fort was
taken easily by the Japanese. On the
25th tiie Japanese attacked and cap
tured Yent-Tung, taking nine heavy
guns and a number of smaller ones, as
well as many rilles and a large quan
tity of ammunition. In the engage
ment the Chinese lost thirty killed and
sixty taken prisoners. The Japanese
loss was seventeen wounded. The
Japanese fleet captured the forts on
the Fisher Islands and all the islands
forming the Pescadores group are now
in the possession of the Japanese.
Sudden Death of Anton Casper Hesing.
Chicago, April 1. Anton Casper
Hesing, father of Washington Hesing,
the postmaster at Chicago, died sud
denly at his residence yesterday morn
ing, of apoplexy. He retired last Sat
urday night after finishing his work
for yesterday morning's Staats Zei
tung.Jin apparently good health.
A VALUABLE AGENT.
Cellulose Proved the Salvation of a Japa
nese War Ship In the Tain Fight.
Philadelphia, March 31. The pres
ident of the company which manu
factures cellulose has received a cable
gram from Paris announcing that
news had been received there that at
the battle of Yaln the battle-ship
Matushima was pierced by a 6-inch
shot, bnt the ship suffered but slight
damage, because the cellulose in her
cofferdams quickly expanded and
closed the breach. This the firs,
test in a naval battle-
Interesting Operations on the Heads of
Two Infants Both of Which were Bora
Idiots, Which, If Successful, are Ex
pected to Transform Them Into Beings
of Fair Amount of Intelligence Botb
New York, April 1. Two most inter
esting operations were performed by
Dr. S. B. Bo well, at the New York Post
Graduate hospital last Tuesday. It
they prove to be successful, as there is.
every reason at present to believe will
be tiie case, two children may be trans
formed from idiots into beings possess
ing a fair amount of intelligence.
At a meeting of the county medical
society last Monday night Dr. Powell
read a paper describing operations on
the cranium for the purpose of aiding:
in the development of the brain.
The operation, in brief, consists of
taking out a "piece of the skull bone
from the top of the head, thus afford
ing the cramped brain an opportunity
to grow and develop in cases where its
growth has been obstructed in infancy
by the premature closing of the fon
telles, as certain small bones in the
headsof children are termed.
A large number of surgeons wit
nessed the operation. The two chil
children were each 3 years old and had
been idiots since birth. The head of
the child selected for the first opera
tion having been shaved, it was put
under the influence of ether. A strip
of muslin was bound around its head,
to prevent loss of blood. Dr. Powell
then made a long cut down the center
of the head, beginning at the forehead
and ending in the crown. The scalp
was then laid back, and four trephine
openings were made in the skull. A
broad strip of silver was then thrust
gently into one of the openings and
worked along between the brain and
the skull until it protruded from the
next hole, thus forming a shield be
tween the brain and the skull, obvia
ting danger of accident if the saw
should'srip. A minute circular saw, operated by
electricity, was then brought into use.
A cut was made from one trephined
hole to the xither, and a second one
then made about one-eighth of an
inch from the first. The inter
vening piece of bone was then re
movea, leaving the brain exposed.
Two more cuts were made between the
other two trephined holes, the bone
removed, the silver strips withdrawn,
the flaps of scalp drawn back and.
stitchei and the requisite bandages,
The operation lasted twenty-five
The second operation was performed
in a similar manner. Both children
are doing well. The ultimate results,
of the oieration will be watched with,
Terms First Proposed by Japan and Those-.
Afterward Granted The Armistice Ex
pires by Limitation and Without Notice
on April 30 Unless Peace Xegotatioua.
Arc Broken Meanwhile or an Extension.
London-, April 1. A Tokio dispatch
to the Central News says that at the
first conference with the Japanese
plenipotentiaries Li Hung Chang
asked that an armistice be established.
The Japanese in reply to this proposi
tion stated that an armistice would be
granted on the following conditions:
The occupation by Japanese troops
of Shan Hakwan, Taku and Tien
Tsin, and Japanese control of the
Shan Hakwan & Tieu-Tsin railway;
also, that the forts, arms and ammu
nition at the places mentioned be
given into the possession of the Jap
anese and that war contributions nec
essary for such occupation be paid by
Li Hung Chang asked for more mod
erate conditions, but upon meeting
with a refusal he proposed to continue
the negotiations without a suspension,
Matters had progressed thus far at.
the third conference when the assault,
upon the Chinese viceroy occarred. In
view of this untoward event the em
peror of Japan ordered the plenipo
tentiaries to consent to a temporary
armistice, waiving all the above con
ditions. The principal points agreed
upon are as follows:
The locality of the enforcement of
the armistice comprises Fengtien.
Chihli and Shangtung. The opposing
armies are to maintain the positions
hitherto occupied, and are not to ad
vance beyond them. Neither jrorern
ment is precluded from making any
new distribution and arrangement oi
troops not intended to augment the
armies actually in the field, but at sea
transports conveying troops or mate
rial contraband of war are subject to
capture. The term of the armistice is three
weeks and expires without notice at
midday on April 20, providing the
peace negotiations are not broken off
in the meantime. The convention was
signed Saturday. Li Hung Chang ob
tained the signatures of the Japanesej
plenipotentiarics snd Count I to ob
tained the signature of LI UungChang.
The armistice does not apply to places
not specified in the convention.
Korami Sentenced fir IJfo at
London". March 31. A dispatch from,
Tokio to the Central New my that
Kovama, the young Japanese who shot
Li Hung Chang, the Chinese viceroy,
bas been sentenced to .imprisonment,
for life at hard labor.
SAUSAGE AND BEER
Enough to Cure the Iron Kx-rhaaeeltor aT
Fever the Best of Ilia Life.
Frikdrichsruhk. Aiiril 1. Some of
Prince Bismarck's admirers, evidently
recalling the story that when a stu
dent the prince cured himself of a fe
ver by eating two pounds of fcan.saa.ea
and drinking several liters of brer,
are sending to the ex-chancellor betr
and sausage enough to provision m be
sieged garrison. The platform of tho
railway station has been piled up with,
barrels and boxes, which men have
been busv nil day carting- to tliu castle.