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CAPE GIRARDEAU. - MISSOURI.
"Mrs. Booth-Tucker of the Salva
tion army was reported, on the 29th,
dangerously ill in San Francisco.
"Warres Fhwf.r. who was involved
Sn the famous Mulligan letters with
James Ci. Blaine, died at his home in
Roxbury, Mass., on the 30th, at the
ape of Ti.
The -shah of Persia was shot and
Icilled by an assassin disguised as a
woman at the shrine of Shah Abdul
.Azim, near Teheran, Uis capital city,
on the 1st.
Fifty-one political prisoners were
deported from Havana, on the 30th, '.iy
the Spanish mail steamer. They are
to be sent to the convict establisment
The city of Cripple Creek, Cok, was
visited by a second great conflagra
tion, on the 29th, m which many
casualties and a loss estimated at 82,-
000,0(10 were incurred.
For the month of April the excess
of government expenditures over re
ceipts was $4,500,000. For the ten
months of the fiscal year, to May 1, the
deficit was 823,200,000.
On the 20th, Mrs. Margaret E. Drake,
widow of the late Chief-Justice Charles
D. Drake of the United Suites court of
claims, died at her residence in Wash
ington city at the ae of S5.
News of the landing of another ex
pedition on the shores of Cuba, with
a large quantity of arms and ammuni
tion for the insurgents, was received by
the Cubans in New York city on the
The London colonial office received a
dispatch from Pretoria, on the 20th,
baying that the death sentences im
posed upon the leaders of the Johan
nesburg Reform union had been com
muted. Failures throughout the United
States for the week ended on the 1st,
as reported by R. G. Dun & Co., were
239, against 231 for the corresponding
week last year. For Canada the fail
ures were 31, against 34 last year.
A men vein of silver was struck by
the New York and Pennsylvania pros
pectors at South Canaan, Wayne coun
ty, Pa., on the 21th. How extensive it
cannot yet be ascertained. There is
much excitement over the discovery.
The Buenos Ayres press states that
a "defensive and neutral"" alliance has
been concluded between Brazil, Bolivia,
Uruguay and Paraguay to meet any
emergency that might occur in case
of war between Chili and Argentina.
The Berlin Industrial exhibition was
formally' opened by the emperor, on
the 1st, although the preparations for
its inauguration were by no means
complete. The weather was bright
and clear and the crowds large and
Andrew Carnegie has purchased for
25,000 a plot of ground at Duquesne,
Pa., on which he will erect two hand
some buildings, one for a public li
brary, the other for a gymnasium and
natatorium. The estimated cost of the
buildings is 8150,000.
Reports to the United States marine
hospital service from its agents in
Cuba indicate that the annual yellow
fever scourge, which is relied upon to
aid the war of independence, promises
to be- exceptionally malignant this
year among the unacclimated Spanish
' The president, on the 1st, approved
the joint resolution to secure a proper
distribution of the publication enti
tled: "Messages and Papers of the
Presidents." The edition of this valu
able collection is extremely limited,
and the resolution provides for plac
ing copies in appreciative hands.
W. L. SACim.r.nEN, of Alton, I1L,
who went to Turkey in search of the
missing Pittsburgh (Pa.) wheelman,
Frank Lcnz, and ascertained that he
had been murdered by Kurds, spent
the day, on the 27th, at the home of
Lenz' mother, giving her a detailed re
port of his search aud discoveries.
Speaking of Consul-General Williams
at Havana, Dr. Diaz, just liberated
and banished from Cuba as a rebel
sympathizer, said on the 1st: "He is
in truth a Spanish spy, and cross-examined
my wife to find out if I had
held communication with insurgents,
and to learn if I sympathized with
Ox the 2Sth the sentence of death
was pronounced upon Messrs. Phillips,
Hammond, Karrer and Rhodes, of the
Johannesburg reform committee, who
recently pleaded guilty to the charge
of high treason. Several others, among
whom are four Americans, were sen
tenced to heavy fines, imprisonment
JIr. C. II. Knight. United States '
vice-consul at Cape Town. South Afri
ca, cabled Secretary Oiney, on the
SHth, that the sentence of John Hays
Hammond, the American engineer con
demned to death at Pretoria for high
treason in conspiring to overthrow the
Transvaal government, was under
stood to have been commuted.
A tribute to the memory of their
henefactor, the late Baron de Ilirsch,
has been paid by the folk of the Rus
sian Hebrew colony at Woodbine, X.
J. All the clubs and fraternal organi
zations have adopted resolutions favor
ing the erection of a monument to the
memory of the baron. Mourning badges
will be worn by the colonists for a
year, and all male children born in the
settlement during this year will be
named after the dead baron.
THE NEWS IS BRIEF.
Is the "senate, on the 27th. the entire day's
session was taken up with consideration of the
naval appropriation bill, carryine between
thirty-one and thirty-two million dollars. The
appropriation lor "reserve jruns lor auxiliary
cruisers'' was increased f rem $251,001 to$4tw.-
0.) In the house consideration of the pen-
eral pension bill, after three days discussion,
was concluded, an amendment providing for
a liberal construction of the law by the pen
sion bureau in the interest of claimants being
adopted, and the bill ordered to be engrossed
and to a third readinp by a vote of 113 to 14.
The senate amendments to the sundry civil
appropriations bill were disagreed to and a
Is the senate, on the 2"th, the entire day's
session was occupied in consideration of the
naval appropriation bill. T.'e committee
amendment prohibiting officers of the navy
or marine corps on the retired list engaging
with those having contracts for the supply
of materials to the government was adopted.
The Gorman amendment to reduce the num
ber of battleships provided for In the bill from
four to two was pending when the senate ad
journed In the house the general pen
sion bill was passed by a vote of 187 to 54. and
a five days' consideration of the bankruptcy
bill was entered upon. Some miscellaneous
business was transacted.
Is the senate, on the 29th. the Marquette
statue was presented, with many eulogistic
speeches, and accepted. The naval appropri
ation bill was taken up. nnd the remainder of
the session was given up to political speeches.
Without action on the naval bill, the senate, at
6 p.m.. adjourned In the house. Mr. Mc-
Cormlck (rep.. X. Y.) asked consideration of
a bill for a lighthouse on Orient Point. I f..
which led to an animated discussion of the
magnitude of the expenditures of the present
session. In the contested-election case of
Pearce against Dell, from the Second district
of Colorado. John C Hell (pop. and dem.) was
confirmed in his seat. The remainder of the
day was spent, in committee of the whole, in
discussing the bankruptcy bill.
Is the senate, on the With, consideration of
the naval appropriation bill occupied the entire
session, but at the close no progress had been
made upon the bill beyond the exclusion, on a
point of order, of Mr. Quay's amendment to in
crease the number of battleships from four to
six. Mr. ('orman's amendment to reduce the
number to two being the proposition before the
senate In the house three contested elec
tion cases from Mississippi were decided in
favor of the sitting members. Allison. Williams
and Sponre (dems. 1. Five hours were devoted
to a further discussion of the bankruptcy bill,
developing an almost unanimous sentiment in
favor of a bill providing for voluntary bank
ruptcy. Is the senate, on the 1st. a vote was taken on
Mr. (iorman's motion to reduce the numler of
battleships provided for in the naval appro
priation bill from four to two (a reduction of
$7..Vn I.UOO in expenditures), and it was carried
yeas. 31; nays. 27. An amendment appro
priating fl.WO.000 for SO torpedo boats and
four torpedo boat destroyers did not reach
a vote before adjournment In the house
a bill was passed to admit duty free arti
cles of foreign manufacture intended for
exhibition at the Nashville exposition in 197.
A bill to give Alaska a delegate in congress
was practically defeated. Most of the session
was occupied in discussing, under the flve
minute rule and In committee of the whole,
the section of the bankruptcy bill reciting
causes for which proceedings may be brought
against a debtor.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
Martin Nkily, a poor prospector,
has discovered a huge bowlder of gold
ore, weighing fully 60,(KK) tons, at the
foot of Lookout mountain, in British
Columbia. Assays show it to run as
high as $65 to the ton.
William Tai'L was executed at the
Ohio penitentiary, early on the morn
ing of the 2!th, for the murder of his
father-in-law. His neck was broken
and life was pronounced extinct in 11
minutes. He protested his innocence
to the last.
A report comes from Cuba that the
Spanish turned loose three pack mules
loaded with poisoned provisions in the
hope that they would fall into the
hands of the insurgents and do deadly
A ci.oriMU'RST struck the village of
Waldo, O., on the night of the 2th,
and four persons are said to have been
killed. The Olentangg river rose two
feet in an hour.
The Denver Manufacturing Co.'s big
brass and lock factory plant at Lake
wood, Col., was entirely destroyed by
fire on the 2!tth. Loss, $100,000; in
The Calhoun claimants and the con
testants of the will of the millionaire
m rr.tr of Montana, Andrew J. Davis,
have been asked to compromise and to
end the litigation which has ben in
progress for so many years.
til'AN Yick Nam, a Chinaman who
has been attached to the district at
torney's office as an intepreter, applied
to the New York police commissioners,
on the 29th, for appointment on the
police force. Quan is an American
citizen, has forsaken his queue, and is
cordially hated in Chinatown. It is
said the Highbinders have offered a re
ward of 515,000 for his head.
Dispatches from Nice, France, on
the 2Uth said that the health of Cue
czarowitz, which has been precarious
for a long time, had taken a sudden
turn for the worse. Great anxiety was
felt at St. Petersburg.
The little town of Epiphany, S. D..
was completely wiped off the face of
the earth, on the 2Sth, by a cyclone,
not a building being left standing.
Three persons were fatally and 15 more
or less seriously injured in the imme
The Poe Memorial association of
New York has made a final appeal to
(lov. Morton, protesting against the
bill which provides for the widening
of the Kings Bridge road on the site
of the Poe cottage, and for the removal
of the cottage to a small park to be
laid out across the street.
It was reported from Grey Horse. I.
T., in the Osage reservation, on the
29th, that the Osage Indians were ex
cited over the killing of one of their
number by a white man named Mc
Laughlin, near Blackburn, and were
holding a war dance and threatening
vengeance on the whites unless Mc
Laughlin is punished.
The Virginia court of appeals, on the
29th, upheld the validity of the Manpfn
anti-racing law of the state, but dis
charged from custody Lacey, whose
case was brought to test the law, on a
technical question of jurisdiction.
Louise Adams, aged 27 years, and
Annie Shirap, aged 14, were drowned
in the Delaware river at Philadelphia,
on the 30th, by the capsizing of a row-boat.
A dispatch from Cape Town, South
Africa, on the morning of the 20th,
said it was reported from Johannes
burg, on good authority, that John
Hays Ilaminond had died from excite
ment and the shock, on an official mes
sage being received ci the death sen
tence being comniftted.
CoMMANiiEit Booth-Tucker was ar
raigned in the Center Street court.
New York city, on the 29th, and asked
to explain his slumming tour, which
was interrupted by his arrest while
strolling through Chinatown. Justice
Simnis, after hearing the commander's
version of the affair, discharged him
with a reprimand, warning him that
the law against masquerading would
be strictly enforced.
T. J. Movnahax, owner of the Port
land hotel, in which the fire at Cripple
Creek, Col., started on the 29th, called
at the office of the state insurance de
partment in Denver, the same day, and
made a statement which stands to
show that the fire was of incendiary
origin. Mr. Moynahan stated that
$6,000 insurance was carried on half of
the furniture, and that the furniture
had cost but SSoo.
A company of militia from Pueblo,
Col., was ordered to Cripple Creek, on
the 30th, to prevent pillage and pre
serve peace, should it be necessary.
On the 30th Cleveland, O., was "isited
by the heaviest rain storm ever known
there, and much damage was done, the
sewers being unable to carry off the
surplus water. Many basements were
flooded. Girls at work in the base
ment of the store of Levy & Stern, toy
manufacturers, were caught unawares
and narrowly escaped with their lives.
Shade and fruit trees were uprooted
all over the city.
Edwin Brtiikl. the Boston actor whe
fired four shots at his wife, known as
Miss Dallas Tyler, at the Hotel Heu
blan in Hartford, Conn., on the 29th,
was arraigned in the police court, on
the 30th. charged with assault with in
tent to kill, aud held in 83,000 bail for
Bol'RKE CocnBAN, the ex-congressman,
while riding his bicycle in New
York city, on the 30th, fell over an
other rider, who had met with a mis
hap, and was painfully but not dan
A hispatcii from Havana, on the 1st,
said: "One of the the men captured in
the Competitor filibustering expedi
tion is an American citizen named
Onna Milton. He will, with the others,
be summarily tried, which means swift
punishment if found guilty.'
The public debt statement issued on
the 1st, showed a net increase in the
debt, less cash in the treasury, during
April, of S5.945.416. Total cash in the
t reasu ry . SM'.s, 799, 5.W.
Sehastian Gkahenhai'er, of Mar
shalltown, la., committed suicide, on
the 1st. by leaping overboard from the
inward-bound steamer Spree near Fire
Jennie, the daughter of Lorenzo Q.
Powell, of Centerville, X. Y., was
burned to death, on the 1st, her cloth
ing catching from a bonfire. Mrs.
Powell, in tr3"ing to save the life of
her daughter, was so badly burned
about the arms and chest that great
pieces of flesh dropped from the bones,
and her condition was considered crib
The Swiss national exhibition was
formally opened in Geneva, on the 1st,
by Dr. Adolphe Duecher, vice-president
of the Swiss confederation.
The third and probably final at
tempt to tie up the lines of the Union
Traction Co. of Philadelphia ended in
failure on the 1st.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
In the senate, on the 2d, the naval ap'
propriation bill was passed aud sent to
conference to reconcile the differences
between the two houses in the num
ber of battleships ordered to be built.
The amendment appropriating Sl.OOtt,-
)00 for 20 additional torpedo boats was
rejected. .. .In the house, after a de
bate continuing over five days, the
bankruptcy bill, reported by (Jen.
Henderson from the committee on the
ju.lieary, was passed 157 to 81. The
575,00!) to defray the expenses of the
commission to determine the claims
for damages for the seizure of alleged
Bearing sea seal poachers was passed.
The weekly statement of the asso
ciated banks of New York city, issued
on the 2d. showed the following
changes: Reserve, increase, $2,265,000;
loans-, increase. 83,380,800; specie, in
crease, $ i'Jl,40J: legal tenders, increase,
S:i,!67.1'JO: deposits, increase, $7,691,-
000; circulation, increase, $53,300.
The Japanese minister in Washing
ton Mr. Kurino, received notice from
his government, on the 3d, that ho
would bo transferred to the Italian
mission. His successor will be Mr.
Tori, a distinguished Japanese,foriner
lv president of the lower house in the
Motor car 75 of the Detroit, Mich.,
railway jumped the track in rounding
the curve at the corner tf Parquette
avenue aud Hastings street, at an
early hour on the 3d, injuring the
inotorman and three passengers more
or less seriously.
Walter Dvuekt, the young man
from Illinois, who was recently re
leased from a Cuban prison, says he
believes he has excellent grounds for
a damage suit against Spain, and that
he is collecting evidence for use in the
In the inter-collegiate oratorical con
test between representatives of Ne
braska and Kansas universities, at
Lincoln. ICeb.. the Nebraskans won.
II. W. (juaintance was given first place.
John T. Jonas, formerly melter and
refiner at the Carson City (Nev.) mint,
was found guilty.on the 2d. of stealing
bullion from that institution aud was
sentenced on the 4th.
James Walimin. a landed farmer of
Rush county. Ind., lying on a con
sumptive's deathbed has confessed to
the murder of Paul Sprague H years
ON the 2d the associated banks of
New York city held $22,944,275 in ex
cess of the requirements of t'w 25-percent,
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
The "X" Kara and Diphtheria,
The Roentgen rays will cure diph
theria by killing the bacilli. This is
the discovery which the electrical de-
I partment of the University of Mbv
souri announces. Experiments have
been carried on for some time in the
electrical laboratory to test the effect
of the famous ray upon the diphtheria
bacilli. The experiments demonstrated
I that the germs were killed, the micro
scopic examination showing that the
diphtheria bacilli had almost entirely
disappeared. The arrangement of the
testing apparatus is different from the
ordinary method. Further experi
ments will be made at once. If they
continue successful, the cure of dipth
theria by the application of Roentgen
rays to the afflicted throat will become
part of medical practice.
Assaulted Hii Brother.
Harvey Rembaugh. the 18-year-old
son of B. & Rembaugh, a miller, was
assaulted with a hatchet by his broth
er, Alonzo, married, aged 24, at Seda
lia. The trouble arose over Alonzo's
wife, who had quarreled with Harvey
a couple of days before and, ft is said,
threatend to shoot him. Alonzo fled.
Harvey's injury is believed to be fatal.
Next morning Alonzo was found in a
room over his father's place of business
with his throat cut. Remorse had led
to the attempt at suicide. It was be
lieved he would recover.
MJ. H. J. HeCIanahan.
Maj. H. T. McClanahan, died at
Milan, aged 6S. He was one of the
most prominent democrats in north
Missouri. He served as circuit clerk
and recorder for nearly 30 years. He
was honored by his party with the
nomination for state senator in 1894.
For a number of years he served as a
member of the board of managers of
the asylum for the blind in St. Louis
and manifested a great interest in the
Head First Into Boiling Starch.
Ethel Whitman, aged 11 months, met
a shocking death in St. Louis. While
sitting in her high chair at the table
the little one began to rock to and fro.
The chair tipped over and the child
was precipitated headlong into a kettle
of boiling starch. Her mother, who
was in the room, rushed to her rescue
and summoned a physician, but he
could not save her.
Her I'ncle Was Said to Be Jealous.
Amelia Bauerie. a girl, was found
dead in her room at her home in Lex
ington, with a bullet hole in her breast.
It was given out that she had com
mitted suicide. From the evidence ad
duced at the coroner's inquest the
girl's uncle. Otto Bauerie, aged 20, was
committed to jail on suspicion of hav
ing murdered her. Jealousy is alleged
as the cause.
Wealthy Farmer Murdered.
Nick Linhardt. a wealthy farmer of
Lohtnan station, 12 miles from Jeffer
son City, was murdered and robbed on
the highway. Ed McKcnzie, colored,
was found spending money rather free
ly in Jefferson City, and he was ar--ested.
Victim of Confidence Men.
II. C. Duncan, a stock-shipper of Mill
Springs, Wayne county, was the victim
of confidence men while returning
home from St. Louis on an Iron
Mountain train. One engaged him in
conversation while the other picked
his pockets of $450.
An Aped Conple Married.
Mrs. liettie Finnel, aged 75. of Mar
celine, and Peter Dowell. aged 0, were
married recently. Fifteen of 20 chil
dren aud grandchildren of the couple
witnessed the ceremony. Mr. Dowell
is a well-to-do farmer near New Cam
bria. Possessor of a Hairless Calf.
M. Carroll, of White's station, six
miles south of Sedalia, owns a hairless
three weeks old. It is healthy and
well developed, and natural in every
particular, except that it is as bald as
a Mexican dog.
To He I'lilized as Fertilizers.
Refuse matter can no longer be
dumped into the river at St. Louis, and
farmers of St. Louis county are ar
ranging to haul street-sweepings to the
country for use as fertilizers.
Why She Tork Poison.
Mrs. John Gallagher, of Forest City,
Holt county, took "Rough on Rats"
because, it is alleged, her husband re
fused to permit her children by a
former marriage to visit her.
Child Killed In a It una way.
The seven-months-old child of Henry
Rodus was thrown from a wagon ten
miles north of Salisbury and instantly
killed. The mother and father were
both thrown out.
During a thunder-storm J. Holland's
sfore at Peg-y, Carter county, was
s'.ruck by lightning and burned to the
ground. Loss, $12,000; insurance, $2,-
St. Locls' New Runic.
The comptroller of the currency has
granted a charter for a new bank at
St. Louis, to be known as the Commer
cial national bank; capital, Sl,5o0,000.
Fatal Fainting Spell.
August Imhauser, a retired farmer
and capitalist of Pettis county, was
seized with a fainting spell and iied,
never having regained consciousness.
Hied From Lockjaw.
Mrs. Maggie T. Clark, wife of Police
man John I. Clark, died at her home
in St. Joseph of lockjaw. She stepped
on a nail which penetrated her foot.
Heath of Mother I'pchurch.
Mother Upehurch, the widow of the
founder of the A. O. U. V., died in
Steelville a few days ago. Interment
in St. Louis beside her husband.
To Go to Another Chnrch.
Rev. J. N. Jenkins, pastor of th
Morgan Street Baptist church, Seda
lia, has resigned in order to accept .
call to another church.
One Western Bidder Wants the Whole
Issue at Sixty Per. Cent Great Rejoicing
at me Junta Headquarters In Mew York
New York. May 4. Cubans at the
Junta headquarters, in New street,
are pleased at information that has
leaked out that all the Cuban bonds
lately pat on the market by the revo
lutionary party havebeen asked for by
one bidder, who offers 00 per cent, in
cash. A favorable continuation of the
news came from Benjamin J. Guerra,
the treasurer of the Cuban delegation,
and also treasurer of the bond
committee. Mr. Guerra said:
"We have an offer from a single bid
der for all the bonds that we have now
on the market, and his offer is under
consideration. We printed bonds
worth $10,000,000. but decided to offer
only $2,000,000. For the bonds now
on the market we have sufficient bids.
These are for all sums, but we have
already one bid for the full amount
This bid came from a western man,
who represents a syndicate of capital
ists. He wants all of the $2 0u0,0o0
aud will pay CO per ceut. for them.
He is now on his way to New York to
perfect the transaction."'
NOT SO BAD, AFTER ALL.
A Report that the Competitor Had LanJ ;d
Her Men and Munittous lie
Tampa, Fla., May 4. It is stated on
authority which is considered reli
able, that the ammunition, guns aud
supplies carried by the Competitor
were successfully lauded in Cuba and
are uow safe in the hands of the in
surgents, ll is stated that Alfredo la
Borde, who commanded the expedi
tion, a woman aud a child and two
men were all the persons found on the
boat when captured. The statement
is made that he had landed his men
and munitions of war and had started
to come back to Key West when he
was overhauled by the Spanish gun
boat. Official information is expeeted
in a day or so which will confirm this
And Reported as Killed in Battle Mere
Children Among the Victims.
Jacksonville, Fla., May 4. Rev.
Alberto Diaz, Southern Baptist mis
sionary expelled from Cuba by Wey
ler, in a long interview, tells appalling
stories of atrocities being committed
by Spaniards. In the last two weeks
in the rural districts of San Miguel del
Pardron and Minas, Mr. Diaz says Col.
Foudeville has had more than one
hundred persons butchered, and then
reported them to the outside world as
having been killed in battle. Among
those killed were children 12 and 13
years old. The victims were compelled
to dig their own graves before being
Thinks lie Has Excellent Grounds for
Haulages Agniut Spain.
Woodstock, IlL, May 4. Walter
Dygert, the young man from this
county, who was recently released
from a Cuban prison, has not arrived
here as yet. His father lias received a
letter from Tampa saying he was well
and would start for home in a few
days. He says he believes he has ex
cellent grounds for a damage suit
against Spain, aud that he is collect
ing evidence for use in the suit. He
will take no active steps, he adds, un
til he consults with Representative
Hopkins aud others instrumental in
securing his release.
JUMPED THE TRACK.
Frightful Accident to a Street Car at De
Detroit, Mich., May 4. Motor car
75 of the Detroit railway jumped the
track in rounding the curve at the
corner of Parqnette avenue and Hast
ings street,. at an early hour yesterday
morning, injuring the motorman and
three passengers more or less seri
ously. The motormau was unfamiliar with
the route, and the ear was running at
a rapid rate of speed when it struck
the curve. It jumped free of the
tracks, ran 40 feet over the pavement,
jumped the curbstoue and crashed into
an iron trolley pole, badly wrecking
the body of the car.
.Motorman Johu Hart and Miss
Martha Winkler, a passenger, were the
most seriously hurt. They were re
moved to Harper hospital, and both
James Waldon Confesses to the Murder
of I'aul prague.
RrsnviLLE, Ind., May 4. James
Waldon, a lauded farmer living in the
eastern part of the county, on a con
sumptive's death-bed, Saturday, con
fessed to the murder of Paul Sprague
If years ago.
The motive of the murderer was
unknown. Sprague was aii cxemplary
young man ami was to have been mar
ried on tiie day following the night of
Waldon, who has confessed to the
killing, said he was jealous of
Sprague. He was in love vvita a Miss
Collins a young woman w:i was to
liecome the wife of Sprague. Miss
Collins, was prostrated with grief over
the death of her intended husband,
and died in a few months after tiu
THE DAY'S FADS AND FANCIES.
Tretty blouse waists to wear with
black satin skirt are made of flowered
sash ribbons, with the addition of a soft
vest of lace or chiffon to complete the
front. The sleeves should be of satin,
iike the sRirt, or of black chiffon over
Handles of umbrellas at last show a
departure from the conventional silver
or porcelain balls. Wonderfully real
istic buds and flowers are represented
instead, or a transverse bar of gold, run
through a boll of crystal, is seen on
some of the latest.
SHAH NASR ED-DIN,
Emperor of Persia, Assassinated at m
Shrine He Was Persia's Most Liberal
Ruler, Having Traveled Extensively and
Imbibed Progressive Western Ideas
The Monarch Wbj Diplomat!. Re
lations with America Were Broken Off.
Washington, May 2. Shortly after
the receipt of the news of the assassin
ation of the shah of Persia, Secretary
Oluey sent a cable message to Minis
ister McDonald, saying that the presi
dent directed that sincere condolences,
be tendered and abhorrence of the
crime expressed to the government of
Persia, and the family of the murdered
The shah was entering a shrine near
Teheran when his assassin drew a pis
tol and fired at him, the bullet striking
near his heart. The wounded ruler
was at once conveyed to the palace,
where he died two hours later. Tha
murderer, who was diguised as a wom
an was arrested, and proved to be a
religious fanatic It is believed that
he had accomplices.
Nasr Ed-Din. the assassinated mon
arch, was born July 17, 1S31. He was
the son and successor of Mohammed,
and succeeded to the throne Septem
ber 10, 1S49. Just after the commune
of Paris, Nasr Ed-Din made a tour to
Katr Ett-Dln, Shalt of Persia.
Europe and the educational advan
tages derived from his travels resulted
in the institution of a more liberal ad
ministration of government on his re
turn to Persia.
The new shah is Mouzafer Ed-Din,
who was born March 25, 1863. His of
ficial title is Mirza Valeahd, or heir
presumptive. He has five sons, of
whom the eldest is Mohammed Ali
Mirza, and five daughters.
The assassination of Nasr Ed-Dinet
by a fanatic becomes a greater source
of regret from the fact that his ex
tended travels had taught him a de
gree of religions tolerauee surpass
ing most eastern potentates.
The records of the state department
contain many communications attest
ing the shah's leanings toward liber
ality and justice.
Persia is not represented in the
United States in a diplomatic or consu
lar capacity, and probably will not be
until an incident that caused some em
barrassment in the relations of the
two countries is forgotten. Eight
years ago the shah, who was killed
yesterday, decided to send a di p
lomatic representative to Washington,
and the government was notified of
the intention. The new minister was.
Hadji Hassan Ghouli Khan Matamed
El Yessare. One day the state de
partment received a number of trunks,
and other baggage bearing the name
of Hadji Hassan, addressed to its
Time passed and nothing was heard
of the expected diplomat. Finally the
department sent a telegraphic inquiry
to its minister at Teheran requesting
information as to the Persian minis
ter's whereabouts, and the surprising
answer was returned that Hadji Has
san had left Persia months before and
was supposed to be in the United
States. The state department officials
were worried, and sent numerous dis
patches to representatives of the
United States at posts along the route
presumably taken by the minister in
his journey to America, but no satis
factory information was received in
In the course of time Hadji Hassan
reached Washington, and it was then
learned that he had succumbed to the
fascinations of Paris and spent a long;
period there incognito.
The newspapers published this story
very generally, and the paragraphers
made humorous comments on Hadji
Hassan's long name and his myste
rious disappearance from public view.
These things offended the minister
lie was also chagrined over the atten
tion attracted by his peculiar dress
and appearance. He wrote the secre
tary of state, complaining of these
matters, and withdrew with his suite,,
returning to Persia.
The reverence associated with the
person of the shah is well illustrated
in the text of the treaty of friendship
and commerce which Hon. Carroll
Speace, United States minister, made
with Persia in 185G. In the preaaible
the dead shah is described with true
oriental hyperbole in this language:
"The president of the United States,
of North America and his majesty, as
exalted as the planet Saturn, the sov
ereign to whom the sun serves as a
standard; whose splendor and mag
nificence are equal to that of the skies;
the sublime sovereign, the monarch
whose armies are as numerous as the
stars; whose greatness calU to mind
that of Jcinshid; whose magnificence
equals that of Darius; th j heir of the
crown and throne of the Kayanians;
the sublime emperor of all Persia."
ENDED IN FAILURE.
Ths Strike Against the Union Trad loo.
Co. of Philadelphia Off.
Philadklphia, May 2. The third
and probably tiie final attempt to tie
up the lines of the Union Traction Co.
in this city is ended. Nearly every
evidence of the fiasco of Thursday
vanished yesterday. Cars are run
ning on schedule time and the only in
dication that a strike had rwen fl f
clared was the squads of police that
Buii wtuntea me neighborhood of er
eral car barns, and later in the day
thee were entirely withdraws.