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The number of farms in the United
States by the last census is 5,800,000, an
increase since 1890 of about a million
and a quarter.
Most readers are familiar with By
ron's famous song, "Maid of Athens."
The maid in question was Theresa
Maori, daughter of the English vice
consul at Athens, who afterwards mar
ried a man by the name of Black. She
was born in 1709, and died October 31,
This has been a year of scares and
catastrophes. We have looked upon
famine in India, wars in South Africa,
the Philippines and China, the great
steamship horror in New York, the
prodigious desolation at Galveston,
and minor events have stirred our
emotions from day to day.
The Hawaiian band is known to
every visitor to Honolulu and to the
popular music world everywhere. It
has just completed 30 years of con
tinuous existence, and the present
bandmaster, Capt. Henri Berger, has
been in charge of the organization
during 28 vears of that period.
The Island of Guam is shaped like
the sole of a shoe, and has presumably
a total area of about 150 square miles,
although it has never been surveyed.
The narrowest part has a diameter of
seven miles and is about 15 miles in
length. The water there is not good
to drink, but it is not missed, for when
anybody is thirsty a native climbs a
tree and throws down a cocoanut, the
milk of which is a refreshing bever
Ships can now go to sea with frozen
ammunition. A method of utilizing
liquid air on warships has been dis
covered which will render the explo
sion of a magazine, even when the
ship is in action, almost impossible.
The method is to so place the liquid
air that it will feeze the ammunition
to several hundred degress below zero.
In that condition it could not ex
plode, even if a shell should burst in
It is a singular fact that more than
half of the present population of the
United States, or their parents, have
lhed in the 159 princ.pal cities of the
nation at some time during their lives.
The cities of 25,000 or more have been
largely influential in making the
United States the greatest people on
the earth, but back of them, and push
ing them on, has been the power of
the farms which have created and
maintained the cities.
Rest rooms for farmers' wives are
bein^- established in some towns in
the west. They arc located in the
business center and are made cozy
and comfortable w!a casj chairs,
lounges, books and magazines. Some
offer tea at the nominal price of three
cents a cup. These room,? are sus
tained by women's clubs in the cit
ies, or the merchants of the cities
contribute to them, with the idea that
they help to draw trade.
"Over Edom will I my shoe,"
cays the psalmist, the throwing of a
shoe being the symbol of new owner
chip, a testimony in Israel of posses
sion. In Anglo-Saxon times the fa
ther delivered the bride's shoe to the
bridegroom, who touched her with it
to 6how his authority. The custom
of throwing an old shoe after the bride
in England and Scotland signifies that
the parents ga-.e up all right or do
minion over the daughter.
Pneumatic tubes for carrying mes
sages are an old story in tae largest
European cities. Lut the largest in
•use there, those in London, are only
three inches in diameter. It is only in
the United States that the whole bulk
of letter mail is handled between giv
en points. In New York a tube reach
ing to Brooklyn is 3% miles long and
eight inches in diameter, allowing the
passage of a pouch containing 600 let
ters in about seven minutes.
A few years ago when there was a
threatened ivory famine, the inventive
genius came to the rescue with that
remarkable imitation known as cel
luloid, and now the immitation has
itself been imtiated, and a German
named Snipers has made a discovery
that will furnish a still cheaper sub*
ctitute. It is a preparation of potato
pulp, and will be used largely in the
manufacture of buttons. The in
ventors can furnish, a substitute for
Chronicles of diays long before those
of Abraham have been unearthed from
the desert sands of Mesopotamia. Dr.
Herman V. Hilprecht, curator of the
Babylonian section of the University of
Pennsylvania museum, returned to
Philadelphia from Asia Minor and told
of the discovery of the library of the
temple of Baal at Nippur. In it were
found records of a civilization dating
back thousands of years before Christ.
Dr. Hilprecht with reason regards this
discovery as perhaps the most impor
tant archaeological work of the nine
Within the United States are 159 cit
ies with population in excess of 25,000.
Of this number 19 have a population of
snore than 200,000, 19 between 100,000
and 200,000, 40 between 50,000 and 100,
000 and 81 between 25,COO and 50,000.
The total population of the 159 cities is
19.794,625, or more than one-fourth of
the total population of the country.
Their increase in the last ten years was
4,£39,136, which is about 82,400 lesa than
their increase in the preceding diecade.
In 1890 the number of cities in the
United States with over 25,000 popula
tion was only 124.
In Italy the persons arrested as
anarchists after the assassination of
the king numbered .early 2,200. In
addition to these scores of persons
were thrown into prison for speaking
in apology of Bresci's deed. Arrests
tor this offense continue to be made
daily all over Italy, followed in due
course by trial and sentence. During
the month of August the tribunal of
lAneona alone tried 132 persona for
•peaking apologetically of Bresci's
crime, and passed sentences aggre
ixgatlng 144 years of imprisonment, and
Ansa to amount of 183,000 francs.
The Important Happenings of a
Week Briefly Told.
IN ALL PARTS OF THE UNION
All the Latest News of Interest from
Washington, From the East, toe
West and the South.
THE LATEST FOREIGN DISPATCHES
President McKinley has issued an ex
ecutive order admitting free of duty
Christmas presents and souvenirs sent
by soldiers in China to friends in the
In a football game John McQuade.
clerk in the war department at Wash
ington, was probablj* fatally hurt.
Gov. Roosevelt ended his campaign
of eight weeks, in which he traveled
21,209 miles and made 673 speeches, a
record never equaled.
In the Tarrant fire in New York the
dead and missing are placed at 18.
On the 24th inst. the former flag
ship New York will go out of com
mission at the Brooklyn navy vard.
At sea the Atlantic liner St. Paul
suffered damages of $250,000 and
reached New York late.
New York laundrymen have de
clared war against Chinese compet
In 38 hours and 30 minutes Alexan
der Winton rode from Cleveland, O.,
to New York in automobile
In Portland, Me., Charles Davis, aged
30 years, shot and- killed his wife and
then shot himself.
At the age of 80 years J. W. P. White,
presiding judge of Allegheny county,
(Pa.) courts, died at hs home in Se
The death of Rev. Dr. Lafayette M.
Gordon, a missionary of the American
board in Japan for 28 3 ears, occurred
in Boston, aged 58 years.
In New York Chief of Police Devery
was indicted for interfering with the
work of State Superintendent of Elec
The steamships Baron Eldon and
Baron Innerdale arrived at Philadel
phia from Java, finishing a race of
15,000 miles within four hours of each
other, the Eldon arriving first.
Fire destroyed the office of the
Press-Knickerbocker-Express, the old
est established paper in Albany, N. Y.
WEST AND SOUTH.
By an explosion of dynamite in the
coal mines at Berrysberg, W. Va., 12
men were killed and two fatally in
Through pride, being in need and
ashamed to send home for money,
Elsie Smith, a stenographer, killed her
self in Chicago.
In a collision of electric cars near
Cleves, O., 11 passengers were injured.
A mob handled two Dowie elders
roughly at Mansfield. O.
Two men were killed and three oth
ers injured in the wreck of a South
ern Pacific freight train near Keswie,
In Chicago Lloyd J. Smith was ac
quitted of the charge of shipping
grain without canceling warehouse
•Burglars robbed the private bank
of Charles Peterson at Benson, Neb.,
At Jackson Center, O., the Farm
ers' and Merchants' bank was blown
open by robbers, who secured $5,500.
In a room full of gas in the Metro
politan hotel in Chicago William
Segelson, an Iowa cattleman, was
The report of Gen. Randall states
order has been restored at Cape Nome
In Chicago a company has been incor
porated to establish the pneumatic
tube mail and package service.
Indiana's population is 2.516,462.
against 2,192,404 in 1890, an increase of
324,058, or 14.7 per cent.
The population of Florida is 528,542.
against 391.422 in 1890, an increase of
137,120, or 35 per cent.
David S. Gibbon, principal of the
school of Osfakosh, Wis., died while vis
iting friends at Kenosha.
C. B. Beardsley accidentally killed
his young wife in Chicago while giving
a lesson in the use of firearms.
As the result of the explosion in the
Berrysburg mines in West Virginia 13
persons are dead and three fatally in
Richard Wall and James D. Noe were
drowned in crossing the Ohio river at
The constiutional convention of
Cuba met at Havana.
The Logan left Manila for San Fran
cisco with 278 sick soldiers on board.
During a fight over politics at Casey
ville, Ind., Wallace Graves was killed
and eight other men were wounded.
O. O. Bacon (dem.) has been re*
elected United States senator from
One of the jurymen in the Youtsey
trial, James A. Norton, was burned
to death in the prison at, Sadieville,
At Midway, Ky., Chief of Police
George Woodruff shot and killed Al
fred Stanhope, internal revenue agent.
The tragedy was the outcome of an
John A. Burr, night transfer agent
of the United States Express com
pany at Green Bay, Wis., was missing,
and currency and gold coin estimated
to have amounted to between $6,000
and $7,000 had also disappeared.
In a fight at the polls in Derver,
Col., two men were killed and four
William J. Sanford, governor-elect,
was suddenly stricken with heart dis
ease at his home in Opelika, Ala., and
his recovery was doubtful.
'In Bay City, Mich., Frank McPhil
lips, editor of the Tribune, fell over
the banister of the stairway in the old
library building and was killed.
Wyoming's population, as officially
announced by the census bureau, is
92,531, against 65,705 in 1890, an in
crease of 31,826.
Advices front'China state that "the
Germans have defeated a force of
Boxers near Kaumi, province of
Shantunsr. killing a of them*
O account of the CarlittTeroifrSpaiir
has been declared under martial law.
In Admiralty islands a German
warship quelled the rebellion, shell
ing and destroying a native village.
Portugal's queen jumped into the
sea and saved a fisherman from
Fire destroyed a large tannery at
Rancho Del Chopo, Mexico, with a
loss of ^500,000.
China's emperor will not return to
Peking while the city is occupied by
In the past week active scouting
by American troops had a depressing
effect on Filipino insurgents.
The latest advices from Minister Con
ger to the state department indicate
that satisfactory progress is being
made bj- th& ministerial corps at Pe
king toward the arrangement of a
basis upon which negotiations shall be
had with the Chinese government for
a final settlement.
Next year Russia is to place orders
with American shipbuilders for five
new battleships, to cost $20,000,000.
The leader of the Zionist church in
Chicago, John Alexander Dowie, was
mobbed'by 4,000 students in Edinburgh,
Toronto welcomed home the Canadi
an contingent from the South African
war with much enthusiasm.
The members of the French Boer
committee are confident Russia will in
tervene for Kruger short!} after his
arrival in Europe
A Russian proposition to China to
rule Manchuria under Russian pro
tectorate is taken to mean ultimate ab
sorption of the province.
The Philippine revenue for October is
$2,200,000, which breaks the record.
Latest returns from the election in
dicate that President McKinley has se
cured at least 292 electoral votes. This
is a gain of 18 over 1896. In 1896 Mc
Kinley carried 23 states. Now 20
states have elected the republican
electors. The states carried for Mc
Kinley and Roosevelt are California,
Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indi
ana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Maine,
Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota,
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New
York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Da
kota, Utah, Vermont, Washington,
West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyom
ing. Both sides claim Nebraska for
the national ticket. The legislature
is republican. Kentucky is also
claimed for both parties. The next
congress will probablj stand: Senate,
republicans 51, democrats 30, inde
pendents 9 house, republicans 202,
democrats 147, independents 8.
Mrs. David Morse died in Roselle, N.
J., aged 104 vears.
Canadian election returns indicate
an overwhelming success for the lib
eral party. Sir Charles Tupper was
defeated for the first time in 40' ears.
President McKinlej was enthusiasti
cally cheered by great crowds on his
waj from Canton to Washington.
The nine months' strike of the 2,500
cigarmakers in New York ended by
the men resuming work on the old
McKinlej's plurality in Indiana is
between 27,000 and 32,000. Durbin's,
for governor, probably 25,000.
In a prize fight at Detroit, Mich.,
Michael Goldman recehed a blow from
Bernard Carroll that causeu his death.
In a railway collision at Belleville, O.,
Conductor John Oatman and Engineer
Henrj Hall were killed.
John Thompson and his wife and
Jarvis James were fatally injured by
the cars at a railwaj crossing near New
Charitj Jane Robinson died in Fond
dlu Lac. Wis., aged 102 v.ears.
Joseph Freitag, a piano polisher,
killed his, wife and himself in New York.
Jea*ous3' was the cause.
Ex-President Kruger will ariive at
Par's on the 19th inst.
The Russian press asserts that anew
alliance between Russia, France, Japan
and the United States has been formed
to counterbalance the Anglo-German
treatv. Dispatches from China report
the execution by order of court-mar
tial of three Chinese officials.
MINOR NEWS ITEMS.
More than four-fifths of the popula
tion of Mexico are of mixed or Indian
The Missouri is now claimed to be
the longer by 200 miles than the Mis
For the first time since the opening
of Oklahoma farmers complain of too
Some statistician discovers that the
average woman carries 40 to 60 miles
of hair on her head.
Railroads centering in St. Louis ask
their employes to work for the pro
posed exposition in 1903.
John Wanamaker has been reelected
president of the Pennsylvania State
Sabbath School association.
Chinese vicerovs memorialized the
throne to punish Boxer leaoers and
save the empire from disruption.
The Woman's club, of Medford,
Mass., withdrew frcm the general fed
eration on account of the race ques
Bresci, slayer of King Humbert,
wrote to his wile in New York that
he is kept in a damp well and com
pelled to stand all the time.
Capt. Hassell, who commanded a
company of American scouts in the
Boer army, thinks the Boers will-re
sume fighting in the spring.
Turkey has been taking a census of
Islam, and finds mat the m.niber of
Mohammedans in the world is" 196,
500,000. Of these 18,000,000 are in Tur
James M. Lynch, the new president
of the International Typographical
union, succeeded S. ±J. Donnelly, the
retiring president. Headquarters of
the union are at Indianapolis, Ind.
The Fairmount Park association of
Philadelphia has decided to erect a
statue of Robert Morris, to cost $15,
000. His home was a meeting place
of the celebrities of colonial days.
Prof. Hilprecht, of the University of
Pennsylvania, returned from Meso
potamia and tells of the discovery of
an ancient Babylonian library in the
Temple of Nippur, which sheds new
light on the world's history
But five per cent, of the money and
valuables taken from the Galveston
dead has been claimed, and the money
still held by the committee aggregates
many thousands of dollars, while the
Jewelry is worth at least $100,000,
3^ i^fc^- £&J2$^
The Seven Republican Congress
men are Returned.
•an Sant Seems to be a Winner. Returns
from Nearly aU the Counties Give
Him a Lead of Five Thousand.
Both sides Claim State.
Minneapolis, Nov. 8.—With returns
from every county in the state, mostly
complete, but partly estimated, the lat
est footings on the governorship con
test are as follows:
Van Sant 146,750
Van Sant's plurality 4,811
In the estimated counties an effort
has been made to give Lind the long
end of it and the above figures are
therefore believed to be conservative
Complete returns are in from 63 of the
84 counties and of the remaining 19
there area number in which only one
precinct is missing
It would seem, therefore, that there is
small doubt of the election of Captam
Chairman Rosing, however, doesn't
yet give up the fight He says the re
vised returns are helping Lind right
along, and he hopes he will yet win out.
Joel P. Heatwole has 6,738 plurality
in the third congressional district
Schaller carried three counties in the
district, but lost his own. Dakota
Congressman McCleary has unofficial
returns from the entire second district,
showing that for the first time he has
carried e\ery county in the district
His plurality reaches 11,500, whereas
the greatest plurality he ever received
before was 8,300. This is in spite ol
postoffice fights and his vote on Porto
Rican bill and is a splendid indorse
At 3 o'clock this afternoon Congress
man Eddy's plurality over Daly in the
seventh had reached 4,338 His total
plurality will not be far from 4,500.
Minneapolis, Nov. 7—The Repub
licans claim the election of the follow
Governor—S. R. Van Sant.
Lieutenant Governor—Lyndon A.
Secretary of State—Peter E Hanson.
State Treasurer—Julius Block.
Attorney General—Wallace P. Doug
Chief Justice Supreme Court—
Charles M. Start.
Associate Justice Supreme Court—
Loren W. Collins.
Railroad and Warehouse Commis
sioners—Four years, Ira B. Mills, Jo
seph G. Miller two years, Charles F.
Hernepin county, which has been
looked upon as a Lind safeguard, has
gone back on him this year, and has
exceeded the hopes of the most san
guine Republicans by the vote polled
for Van Sant.
In the other parts of the state the
Van Sant gains are steady and certain,
and point to victory for the Republican
As reports have come in since morn
ing they have steadily reduced Van
Hennepin county, supposed at one
time to have given Van Sant 2,500,
gives him only 793 with twenty-nine
precincts missing, thirteen of them in
the city and sixteen in the country It
looks as if the remaining precincts
would still further reduce Van Sant's
On the other hand, Ramsey county,
complete, gives Lind 2,068 plurality
In some counties Van Sant is run
nirg better than Clough in 1896 and in
others he is not running so well. The
lesult is a toss up with the chances
still favoring Van Sant by a few thous
and But it would not be surprising il
the result should be as close as in 1896,
when Clough had only 3,700 over Lind
Washington county turned in a sur
prise by giving Lind a bare majority
It was expected that Van Sant would
carry this county by a good plurality
Lind is not running so well in the
southwestern counties as it was ex
pected he would, but, on the other
hand, he seems to be doing a little
better in the first
But, again, his supposed strongholds
in the seventh district, Otter Tail, Polk,
Red Lake and other popuhstic counties
have not yet reported
While it «eems reasonably certain
that Van Sant will be the next gov
ernor, it may well take the official count
to determine it as the matter now
Meager returns shed very little hght
upon the result in the contested con
gressional districts of the state, but the
democrats concede Judge Page Mor
ns' re-election in the sixth district, and
his plurality over Truelsen will prob
ably be somewhere in the neighbor
hood of 5.000.
McCleary gets from 7,000 to 8,000
plurality in the second district
Incomplete returns from the fourth
district «how that Congressman Stev
ens has been re-elected by about 7,000
Returns from five covnties in the sev
enth district give Eddy a good lead
over Daly for congress, but with some
strong Daly counties to hear from the
indications are that the result is very
Tawney has about 6,000 in the first
With twenty precincts to hear from
"Your Uncle" Loren Fletcher is lead
ing S. A Stockwell in the congres
sional race by 10,000 and will probably
have as much at the finish.
Chaska, Minn., Nov. 6.—The city of
Chaska gives a majority to McKinley
of 108, Van Sant 78, Heatwole 68
Duluth, Minn., Nov. 6—Eleven pre
cincts out of 100 in St. Louis county
give McKinley 543, Bryan 123, Van
Sant 440, Lind 201.
Returns on the congressional contest
are not in except in a few precincts, but
there is no question of Morris' re-elec
tion by ja large majority, probably 5,
000. Thirty-two precincts out of fifty
in the Sixth give Morris 2,238, Truelsen
1,362, a majority for Morris of 876 and
net gain for Morris over his vote of
1898 of 827
Crookston, Minn., Nov. 6.—Seven
districts out of seventy-two in Polk
county give for president: McKinley
707, Bryan 460 for governor, Van Sant
570, Lind 554.
St. James, Minn., Nov. 6.—Three
districts heard from give McKinley 410,
Bryan 150, Van Sant 307, Lind 281,
McLeary for congress carrying every
THIS AND THAT,
Insurance for bathers is the newest
enterprise in the insurance line in
England. Penny-in-the-slot machines
are to be erected at the popular bath
'C'A. cube of red sandstone two feet
square, suitably inscribed, has been
erected in the old cemetery at Deer
feld, Mass. It will mark for the first
time in an appropriate way the grave
where 48 men* women and children
were buried after the massacre In 1704
by the French and Indians,
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The Cuban Constitutional Conven
tion Beg-ina ita Sessions at
Havana, Nov. 6.—The Cuban consti
tutional convention was called to or
der by Gov. Gen. Wood in the Marti
theater at two o'clock Monday aft
ernoon. Many evidences of friendship
for the United States were given
during the session. All proceedings
were harmonious, and the delegates
appeared satisfied with the outlook
for the island's future. The following
resolutions, signed by a majority of
the delegates as senders, were pre
sented to the temporary president of
the convention just as it was adjourn
ing for the dav. and doubtless will be
passed at the next session:
"The undersigned delegates propose that
the assembly adopt the follow irg resolu
'First—That a committee of the assem
bly proceed immediately to call on Gen
Wood and manifest the satisfaction with
which the delegates have seen him carry
out the dedicate mission intrusted to him
'Second—That the same committee re
quest? Gen. Wood to telegraph to the presi
dent cf the United States as follows:
"The delegates elected to the constitu
tional convention, assembled at their in
augural meeting, greet with profound grat
itude and affection the president ol the
United States of North America, and they
are satisfied with the honesty demonstrated
in the fulfillment of the declarations made
in favor of liberty and independence of the
Washington. Nov. G.—A cablegram
received at the war department late
Monday afternoon from Gen. Wood,
military governor of Cuba, reports the
enthusiastic opening of the constitu
tional convention at Havana. The dis
patch is as follows:
"Havana, Nov 5—Adlutant General.
Washington, Convention opened
promptly at two o'clock Immense enthu
siasm and cheering for the United States
Absolutely harmonious Every evidence
that satisfaction of the people was com
IN THE PHILIPPINES.
American Troop* Eng-asred in Active
Scouting—Intereat In the Presi
Manila, Nov. 5.—Last week was de
voted to active scouting The in
surgents, having failed to crush a sin
gle garrison, are now experiencing a
reaction. Lieuts. Wilson and Doritj,
of the Forty-fifth volunteer infantry,
destroyed large stores of rice four
granaries and a barracks near Bato.
Capt. Atkinson, with 34 men of the
Thirtj'-seventh volunteer infantry, at
tacked 190 insurgents under Col. Val
encia, recovering two American pris
oners and capturing a considerable
quantity of ammunition and supplies
A native orchestra lured the United
States troops from their quarters near
Dagupan, while the insurgents at
tacked the rear, killing two Ameri
cans and wounding three. Senor
Buencamio, representing the princi
pal ex-insurgents in Manila, has re
quested Judge Taft to forward to
Washington a signed expression of
their loyalty. There is considerable
excitement over the approaching
presidential election, with a good
deal of betting on the result.
Sugar Trust Defeated.
Washington, Nov. 6.—The federal su
preme court has affirmed the decision
of the lower court in the case of the
American Sugar Refining company vs.
the state of Louisiana. This was
brought on a writ of error from the
supreme court of Louisiana and in
volved the right of Louisiana to ex
empt from the operation of a gen
eral license tax on manufacturers
planters and farmers who refine their
own product. The court held that it
had Ceen the policy of both the states
and the general government to enact
legislation in favor of home products.
Accused of Misappropriating Funds.
Milwaukee, Nov. 8.—John A. Burr.
Jr., night transfer agent of the Unit
ed States Express company at Green
Bay, Wis., is missing. Burr is accused
by General Superintendent E. S. Av
erill, of the express company, of hav
ing appropriated between $14,000 and
$15,000. Superintendent Averill has
been investigating Burr's accounts for
the past two days, and what was at
first thought to be a comparatively
small shortage turns out to reach the
amount named above.
Shoots Farmer's Wife.
Lacon, 111., Nov. 6.—W. J. Linn went
to the home of Joseph Shafer. who re
sides ten miles west of this city, Mon
day morning and when the door was
opened shot Mrs. Shafer dead. He also
shot at Mr. Shafer. but missed him. Jo
seph Shafer is a farmer. A month
ago Linn eloped' with Mrs. Shafer,
but her husband induced her to re
turn. Mondaj morning Linn ap
peared at the Shafer home, when the
Trenton, N. J., Nov. 6.—The board of
bishops of the Methodist Episcopal
church of the United States concluded
their semiannual meeting in this city
Monday night. The sessions were all
held in private, and the only business of
public importance transacted was the
selecting of the bishops to preside at
tha different conferences throughout
the United States during the next six
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 8.—Michael Gold
man, of Bay City, known in the ring as
"Kid" O'Brien, who was knocked down
and out Tuesday night by Bernard Car
roll, of this citj% before the Cadillac'
Athletic club, died at St. Mary's hos
pital early Wednesday from concus
sion of the brain, without recovering
consciousness. Carroll is under arrest
at police headquarters.
Hastings, Minn., Nov. 5.—Mr. and
Mrs. Lucius M. Drake, aged respect
ively 88 and 80, were found dead in
their bed Sunday morning. Death was
evidently caused by asphyxiation from
escaping coal gas, generated by a
heating stove. The aged couple were
prominent and highly esteemed pio
neer settlers of this town, having
come here in 1864.
A Fatal Fall.
Bay City, Mich., Nov. 7.—Frank Mc
Phillips, editor of the Bay City Trib
une, fell over the banister of the stair
way in the1 old library building at
midnight and fractured his skull. He
died about ten minutes later. Mc
Phillips was well known in many
Michigan newspaper offices, having
formerly been a nrinter~,
Eleven Men Known to Have Been
Killed by Premature Explosion
of Dynamite In a-Collie*?.
Philippi, W. Va., Nov. 5.—The South*
era Coal and Transportation com
pany's coal mines at Berrysburg, six
miles from here, was the scene of an
awful catastrophe about 1:30 Satur
day morning. A terrific explosion,
heard for fully a- dozen miles around,
was the signal that alarmed the neigh
borhood and caused hundreds of peo
ple to hurry to the scene to see what
had happened. The sight appalled
them, and the result of the explosion
fills scores of homes with grief.
Eleven men are known to be dead, and
the list maj prove to be much longer.
The explosion was not of gas, but was
caused by dynamite. There had been
a fall of top rock in the mine and in
clearing this up dj'namite was being
used. Several shots had been pre
pared and one of these produced con
cussion sufficient to discharge 27
sticks of djnamite which were lying
on the ground in too close proximity.
There were 129 men emploved in the
mine, most of whom were negroes
who live in the neighborhood with
Phillippi, W. Va., Nov. 8—Ollie
Marks, mine boss on duty at Berrvs
burg mires when the e\plosion oc
curred, died Tuesddv night. This
makes the fatalities 14. Will Marks
and Joseph Jackson cannot reco\er.
Most of the men emploj ed are negroes,
and so far none of them will go back
into the mine
Georgia Legislature Again
Hon. A. O. Bacon to
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 7.—The general
assembly of Georgia, at a joint session
SENATOR A O BACON
Tuesday, elected Hon. A. O. Bacon
United States senator, to succeed him
OHIO BANE ROBBED.
Masked Men Blow Open Safe at Jack
son Center and Secure
Bellefontaine, O., Nov. 5. The
Farmers and Merchants' bank at
Jackson Center was blown up at two
o'clock Saturday morning. Citizens
aroused by the explosion poured into
the streets only to be driven in by
heavily armed and masked men who
left (town on a hand car over the
Ohio Southern railwaj. Lima talent
is suspected, the same gang having
undoubtedly performed •jobs at
Roundhead and East Liberty recently.
It is stated that $5 500 was obtained
by the robbers The bank building
was wrecked and damaged to the
amount of $1,000. Timbers were
blown through the windows and
across the street The bank was
owned bv Sidnev Baughman & Son.
Roberta Make* an Appeal.
London, Nov. 5.—Lord Roberts sends
from Pretoria a striking appea. to his
countrvmen to refrain from turning
the welcome of the home-coming
troops into a drunken orgy. He ex
presses the sincere hope tnat the wel
come will not take the form of treat
ing to stimulants and "thus lead to
excesses that will tend to degrade
those whom the nation delights to
honor and lower the soldiers of the
queen in the ejes of he world, which
has watched with undisguised admira
tion the grand work th°y have per
formed for their sovereign and coun
Chicago,Nov. 5.—After a second trial,
involving a desperate nine dajs' legal
fight, Lloyd J. Smith Sunday was de
clared not guilty by a jury in Judge
Holdom's court. The jury decided that
the former manager of the Chicago
Elevator company was not guilty of
shipping grain without canceling the
warehouse receipts. Three ballots were
taken, the first resulting 8 to 4 for ac
quittal, the second 10 to 2, and a verdict
being reached on the third.
Tragedy in Wisconsin.
Antigo, Wis Nov 5 —Tom Baker,
who stabbed John J. Connelton at
Brjant, a few miles from here, sev
eral days ago, during a political row,
has been shot and killed by George
Connelton, the latter accompanied by
a deputy sheriff, who was trying to
arrest Baker. Baker is said to have
killed several men in Kentucky, but
to have been pardoned, although once
sentenced to be hansred.
Big Price for a Mine.
Denver, Col., Nov. 8. The Times
says that the Portland mine at Crip
ple Creek has been sold to an English
.syndicate, including the Exploration
company, the Venture company and
WTerner, Beit & Co. The price is given
as $15,000,000. A new company will be
organized to take over the property
and its stock will be floated in London.
The Football Games.
Chicago, Nov. 5.—Baseball games on
Saturday resulted as follows: Iowa,
17 Chicago, 0. Northwestern, 11
Knox, 5. Michigan, 12 Indiana, 0.
Minnesota, 6 Wisconsin, 5. Illinois,
17 Purdue, 5. Harvard, 17 Pennsyl
vania, 5. Cornell, 12 Princeton,
Yale, 18 West Point, 0.
Burned to Death.
Georgetown, Ky., Nov. 7.—James A.
Norton who wa* one of the jurymen
of drunkenness. It 4s supposed the
bed clothes caught fire and ignited
the buildinjr. .
»4f ^ft '^l %\*i?iMi
She Runs a Farm.
Mrs, Antoinette Van Hoesen Wake
man formerly a well known news
paper woman in Chicago, has put a
herd of grade Jersey and Jersey-Hol
stein cows on her farm in Dakota
county, and made the first shipment
of milk to the Crescent Creamery com
pany, of St. Paul.
Mrs. Wakeman believes that Hast
ings is admirably situated to become a
point for the shipping of milk to the
Twin Cities. She proposes to devote
her place, which is less than a mile
from the court house, exclusively to
dairy products and fruit, and has built
a barn and proposes to have her herd
and milk cared for on the lines indi
cated by Prof. T. L. Haeker, of the
agricultural experiment station of the
state university. Mrs. Wakeman has
has arranged to ship from 20 to 30 gal
lons of milk daily.
Close the Schools.
The schools of Duluth are to be
further curtailed by the closed of the
Smithville school on account of small
pox. This is the second to be closed
for the same cause. The teacher and
children from the Adams that have
been quarantinad are about to be re
leased, the disease having run its
course without serious illness on the
part of any one. Many children whose
parents refuse to pei mit vaccination
are still out of school, but it is prob
able that test cases will be taken
through the courts at once. The
school board is to open cooking schools
soon in the Washington buildiner, is to
have fire alarm boxes put in each
school is to remove the tower of the
Longfellow school and fit up a number
of rooms in basement for school pur
poses, there being a crowding of most
schools in the city.
State institutions had a population
of 6,131 during the month of October,
an increase of 232 over the same month
a year ago.
The figures complied by the state
board of corrections and charities gives
the five institutions for the insane an
aggregate increase of 153 patients, in
a total population of 8,556.
Three hundred veterans were cared
for at the Soldiers' Home, and 242
children were enrolled at the state
public school in Owatonna.
There was an increase of 43 in the
number at the state training school at
Red Wing, and the number at the state
reformatory showed a decrease.
There were 467 convicts in the state
prison, six of whom were United
States prisoners from other states.
It Was Funny.
An amusing incident of the election
occurred at Fort Snelling while four
residents of that vicinity were going
to cast their votes. It appears the
companies were out for a drill, and
encountered the four. Without notic
ing them they went through their
ordinary maneuvers, presenting their
arms to them, making them feel very
much like they were in North Caroli
na, and finally discharging their blank
Lieut. Col. Reade, who was drilling
his men, treated the would-be voters
with the same contempt, carefully
taking his notes of the maneuvers of
the men. The latter finally recovered
from the surprise, if it was not frisfht,
and went to the polls and cast their
votes without molestation.
It is claimed that the pot-hunters at
Heron Lake have formed a combina
tion to prevent regular sportsman
from shooting in that vicinity. The
combine against spotsmen has been so
strong that the pot-hunters' patrols on
the lakes have succeeded, it is claimed,
in driving every man off the lake who
does not shoot for the Chicago mark
The shipments from Heron Lake to
game commission firms in Chicago have
aggregated from 500 to 1,500 birds a
week for nearly a month past. Even
this ruthless slaughter has made no
apparent effect on the supply. Last
week it was reported that the canvas
back and red-heads were coming by
Burned to Death.
William Rapp, a brakeman on the
St. Paul & Duluth division of the
Northern Pacific, was burned to death
in a wreck near Hinckley
The accident happened when the
limited, due in Minneapolis at 6:55. ran
on a siding and collided with a freight
train standing there.
Rapp was in the caboose at the time
the big engine of the limited plowed
through the caboose and was pinioned
so he could not escape A can of oil
was broken and the inflammable fluid
took fire and soon the caboose and the
car ahead of it became a mass of
The unfortunate brakeman could not
be released and perished in the blazing
Numerous Robberies Committed.
Sneak thieves and burglars have
been busy the past few weeks in
different portions of Red Wing. Sev
eral nights ago some one broke into
the saloon of Charles Ratz, carrying
away a small sum of money and a
quantity of cigars. Clothes hanging
out to dry in two neighboring yards
also disappeared. A business estab
lishment in the center of the city was
broken into and a few articles were
News in Brief.
Herman Schriber, 35 years of age,
for several years a resident of Alma,
Wis., fell from the Short Line bridge
at Minneapolis and w'as drowned. He
was working with a crew on the boom,
and slipped into the river and was
drowned before his companions could
Miss Charlotte Packard of Owatonna
was elected president of the Y. W. C. A.
convention for the coming year, and
Miss Mary Dana of. Carleton college,
North field, secretary.
William Randall and family narrow
ly escaped suffocation in Minneapolis
from fire caused by a lamp.
The season for catching whitefish
and trelipies in inland lakes in Min
nesota will open Nov 1 and continue
until Dec. 15. According to the law,
these fish cannot be caught for market
and cannot be sold.
Two moose calves were unloaded at
at the Great Northern station at
Crookston, having been shipped trout
in the Youtsey trial, was burned to to Grant Moss, state game
death~in the prison at Sadieville, in
which he bad been put on the charge
wunty,"*" and were
and fish warden. Detroit, Mich. They
were very fine specimens and were
and were much admired during the
couple of hours they remained in the