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Nl.VMK R IM ( UHlVl M- Pu'bvhws
Tho prince, of course, dirt not fire
the shot, but It vm heard around the
Radium I at last within reach rt
the masses. The price has fallen to
$2,000 per grain.
Colombia' Irouhle about gelling an
army to the Isthmus I a Croat argtt
ment In favor of gtitwl roda.
The Virginia senator who spent
J'ft ton rent In his sncc-essf u! cam
paign in nut have begrudged It awfully.
A lake of whitewash ha been din
covered In Jolo. There are some men
out there who ought to bathe In it at
A Washington tiard makes Isthmus
rhyme with strabismus. Yet some
critics claim we have bo more strong
Perhaps If Herbert Spencer had
been happily married he wouldn't
have died of senile decay at the aga
Where did that German army officer
who is charged with 1.000 separate
case of cruelty get time fur his
A Toledo woman has been sent to
the Insane asylum because she read
Emerson which was evidence enough
Of more than 2,000 prisoner re
ceived at the Ohio sute prison last
year not one could repeat the ten com
mandments. By fifteen minutes' active use of a
snow shovel a man can pile op a beau
tiful reputation for public spirit ainocg
- Dr. Sargent found that champion
Jeffries' right arm has shrunk a little
since he examined him in 1SS9, but his
The Antlprofanlty league requests
you kindly not to swear. IX you must
say something to express your feel
ings, say "O fudge."
Perhaps the Chicago doctor who
thinks bathing shortens life bases his
theory upon the fact that tramps
never seem to die off.
One day Russia considers Japan's
proposals and the next day Japan
considers Russia's proposals, but ail
this has ceased to be news.
Wo y Cll took $:oo.o0 in cash with
him when he left San Domingo. It
pays to be president down there" if
one coesn i aeiay nis departure 100
Which writer of vaudeville sketches
will be the lucky one to receive an
order from Sara Bernhardt when she
comes to America for her "last fare
well"? It would take the entire population
of the United States 100 days to shell
the corn crop by hand. Fortunately
for all of us, the steam sheller was in
vented. A story from abroad has it that a
man has gone crazy from eating corn.
Is the writer sure it wasn't a certain
popular corn product teat befuddled
A dairyman in New York slate milk
cows by electricity. But no device
has been invented that will get good
niilk from a cow that baa been visit
lng the onions.
The report that I-ondon court and
society circles are greatly startled by
the plan to establish a censorship of
society morals can hardly be oouald
King Victor Emmanuel's gift of
f I.ooo to the fund fr the relief of the
Macedonian refugee Is from bis pri
vate pure, but some would say be
dMu't earn the money.
What's this! Ilcord In the I too ins
family? Ami yet both Mma Nordics,
tlm distinguished prima donna, and
lo-r husband, the fascinating tenor,
have souls that are Jusi clunk full of
As proof that !ti3la and Japan are
working liarmuiilously the ministries
ran lnt out that the two powers
have even selected the same time for
putting their irspct-tive fluels into
No doubt there are literary men who
will have their doubts about the great
ness of Herbert Spent cr or the secur
ity of his fame. When did any one
ever photograph hi in in various effec
tive poses In his home?
A Massachusetts lady who la also
a pluler madu a burglar howl tor
mercy by biting him. When a Manna
cbusetts cplnuter gets man in a
corner she la pretty sure to lake ad
vantage of the situation.
W. K. Vanderbiit thinks the salaries
of preachers should be reduced. Mr.
Vsnderbill seems to be rather un
grateful. A preacher did him quite
a favor when he wanted to get mar
ried awhile ago ami the laws of the
Chinch of Knfclaud almost thwarted
FIVE. MEN LOOTED A KIOWA, I. T,
BANK UNDER FIRE.
CHCWGARS AND KSTKO CLYCERIH USED
Th Bandit Secured 12.800 In Cash
Several Hundred Shot Exchanged,
but the Robber Mad Thslr E
.ep en Hor- A Pos of O. B.
Marshals In Pursuit.
SOCTH MALESTFR, I. T. (Spe
cial.) A gang of burglars looted the
bank In Kiowa, a small town sixteen
mile north of thia city Sunday morn
ing aud escaped after several hun
dred shot had been exchanged be
tween the burglara and a possee of
forty or fifty citizens of the village.
The robbers secured about $2,8i0 in
cash, some of which la believed to
have been mutilated in the explosion.
The bank building was partially
wrecked by the explosion and the loss
will reach $1,500 on the building. The
safe is a complete wreck. There were
five men, the citizens believe. In the
An entrance to the bank was
gained by the use of crowbars, stolen
from the section house in Savannah,
an adjoining town. The burglars en
tered a rear window and, while two
of the men did the work of blowing
the safe, three were left outside the
buildings a guards.
The first explosion was a failure.
the nltro-gtycerine making a loud re
port but doing little damage. It was
the noise of the explosion that awoke
the sleeping Tillage. The cltixens.
arming themselves with revolvers and
shotguns, hurried to the banX build
ing. The light made by the robbers
was visible through the closed shut
ters. At the command of a leader a
volley wa fired at the building. The
fire was returned by the guards, se
creted oq the outside.
While the two men on the Inside
worked, the three men outside kept
The French government I happy ovr
over xpnsss for the current year.
up a steady fire with the posse of
citizens. It took three explosions to
open the safe. After the last explo
sion the burglars gathered up the
mouey and, leaving through the front
of the batik, got away in the darkness.
The posse followed the gang fcr some
distance but lost the trail. The rob
bers went In a southerly direction
The burglar had their horse secret
ed outside of the town, and as soon
as they reached them, mounted snd
r away. The cltixens were not
While the cltln-ns believe that one
of the robber was Injured, not one
of the citUeti was struck. The 1st
t.-r were protected from the fire of
the robin rs by stock pen lo the rear
ot the bank building
A posse of 1'nltcd Slate niarnhsU
Is In pursuit with little chance of lm
meil.atii result, as the men had scv.
ersl hours' start. It I believed that
the rang Is composed of crook who
have l,.-en operating In this vicinity
for several week. Monday the p.mt
office safe In Kr-b, near here, was
blown in thw Mttuo manner. 3
A compliment maki-a a wrtruan f ' 1
good, evi-n when she know It ! only
Butter Supply Falls Off.
SIOI X CITV. I A (SixM lal ) Re
ports of the dairy commissioner of
Iowa and South liakota. two of the
ruoet ImjKjrtact dairying stati-s, re
cently made public, show that the but
ter output of both is shrinking at a
rate that cannot but alarm people
who are prejuolced against oleomar
garine. In South Iasoia the number
of creameries dxreased from IDS lo
130. Id Iowa it has been oduced in
the last five years by about 150
RICH SAW WOOD FOR CHARITY.
Capitalists In Street Contest Real!
1100 for Salvation Army,
AKRON, O. (Special ) To music,
furnished by the Salvatlott Army band,
Hun. William Huchtel, SI yearn of ae;
Ohio C. Barber, president of the HI
mon 4 Match Company,, Mayor Kern
pel and Judge C. I. drant engaaed in
an old-time wood sawing bee Thur
day, to attract the crowd of shoppers
to the Salvation Army "kettle." Near
ly half a cord of wood was sawed In
this way and Inter was auctioned off,
resulting in $:loo for the Army's
1 he contest was the result of a
casual remark made by Judge Grant
in his private office at the Akron Sav
ings bank on Saturday. He and Mr.
Uuchtel were watching the crowds
pass the Salvation Army kettle on the
corner. Turning to Mr. Iluehtel he
said: "If the army would pile up a
cord of wood, provide saws and young
men to saw it they would attract a
large crowd and greatly swell their
receipts." Mr. Btichtel thought the
Idea good and declared he would help
if a contest were arranged. The Army
saw to It.
THREE YULfcTID TRAGEDIES.
Tht Spirit of Chrlatmaatid Figured
In Each of Them.
KNOXVILLE. TLNN. (Special.)
Deputy Sheriff L. R. May shot and
killed Lee Lewis at Powell's Station
Friday night, the result of a political
quarrel while the men were returning
from a Christmas entertainment. Carl
Woolsey was shot In the hip and se
verely wounded by a stray shot.
Wesley Bright, while cleaning his
gun Thursday preparing to go hunting
on Christmas, tried to ascertain
whether It was loaded by placing the
munle In his mouth to blow through
the barret. With the toe of his shoe
be pushed back the hammer. The
hammer slipped from his toe and the
load went through his head, tearing It
Near Madisonville. Tenn.. Lon Cagle
the possession of a small surplus
Unci Samuel smilts.
Friday shot and killed Lee Raser
while they were Involved In a quarrel
due to too much Christmas whisky. I
Delay for Car Barn Bandit.
CHICAGO, (Special ) Emll lloe
kl. one of the car barn bandit,
Wednvuday formally requested a dlay
lu hi trial. An affidavit mado by
hoeskl states that the public mind lias
t-ecome uuduly prrjuitKvd, auj that it
would bu difficult to secure a luir
trial at this time. The position tnkun
ty itoeskl Is said to be similar to that
taken by the other defendants, liull
tations are that the rases will be con
tinned until a future term of court.
Albert Lea College Assign.
AI.HKHT I.KA, MINN. (Sporlal )
The trustees of Albert !. colli-i)
have mailo ah assignment for the bra
eflt of creditor of tho college. The
liabilities are from fs.nui) to flO.ouO
and the as-t five time aa mixh,
Irrbiding school building, residence
property, etc. C. II. Freeman i as
signee. The assignment, it Is said,
wa brought aUntl In part by friction
I -el seen Albert l-ea college and an
other I'resbyteriaa stale school.
Carried Off Ssf and All.
ItorUiCH. MONT.-1 Special.) The
sheriff here lias reeilved word from
Klkhorn, a mining ramp, that cracks
men entered a aaloon at that place
and carried away the Iron safe ou a
A quarter of a mile away from
town the robber blew the safe open
and secured ft. (.. o iu gold coin aud
BRI6.F BITS OF NEWS.
Cardinal It ui polls, former papal
secretary of state, I suffering from a
kllfchl attack of Itit'uuUia.
63 W KILLED
DISASTROUS WRECK ON B. A O.
NEAR CONNELLSVILLE, PA.
NOT A CAR UfT CS THE TRACK
Most of Thm Wr Scsldsd by Steam
From the Engine Forty of th
Killed Wr In th Smokr, Nxt
to th Engine Engine and All the
Car Wr Barly mshd.
CONNKLlVILLEL PA tKneclaU
With a terrible crash and a grinding
noise, the Duuuesne limited, the fst-
et through pasnger train from
Ittsburg to New York on the Haiti-
more A Ohio, plowed Into a oile of
lumber at Laurel Run. two miles west
Dawson, at 7:45 o'clock Wednes
day evening and it Is believed that
sixty-three lives were lost and thirty
persons were Injured.
The train left Pittsburg runnlnir a
few minutes late. In charge of En
gineer William Thornley, of Connells
vllle. When approaching Laurel Run.
bleh Is a particularly fine niece of
roadbed, the train was running at a
high rate of speed. Suddenly th?
passenger were thrown from their
seats by the llghtninslike ainIlcation
of the airbrake and a moment later
there was a terrific crash.
The train waa made un of two baa-
gage, two day coaches, one sleeper
and one dining car and at the
time wa carrying, at the the lowest
estimate, 150 passengers.
The train plowed alone for a con-
Iderable distance and the car were
torn, to pieces, passengers Jumping.
creaming, falling from the wreck as
tore along. Suddenly the enclna
werved to the left and the coaches
plunged down over the embankment
to the edge of the Youghlogheny
The minute the car stonned rolllns
there wa a wild scene. Many were
pinioned beneath the wreckage and
the screams and cries that rent the
air were beyond description. Many
of the Injured. In their mad excite
ment, plunged into the river. Others,
pinioned beneath the heavy timber,
pleaded in agonized tone for release.
So terrific waa the force of the
wreck that nearly every passenger suf
fered a moment's unconsciousness, and
many able-bodied men were unable to
help the Injured from the wreck on ac
count of having fainted.
The killed were mostlv forelaner
who were in tb smoker lust back of
the baggage ctr. They were literally
roasted to datb. the baggage and
moker telescoping the engine and Im
mediately catching fire. Many of tbelr
bodies are lying burned to a crisp In
the baggage room of the Baltimore A
Ohio depot, to be removed later to the
different undertaking shop In the city.
Tho population has turned out en
mssse to assist In caring for the ltvtua-
and in disposing of the dead. A ie-
cullar feature of the accident is the
fact that not a woman wa Injured, ex
The wreck wa caused by the break
lng or the casting on a carload of
bridge timber on a westbound freiaht
train, which had passed laurel riun
not more than fifteen minutes before
the 111 fated passenger train. Tho
wreck occurred on a curve, and It was
Impossible fur Engineer Thornley to
see far enough ahead to detect the ob
struction on the track. A big Atlantic
type engine plunged Into the timbers
at a velocity of sixty miles an hour.
The engine plowed Into the embauk-
ment and the baggage and express
car were thrown into the Yourhlrv
gheny river. The smoker followed the
engine and landed squarely on top of
It This allowed the escaping steam
from the engine to fill the car.
The smoker was packed to Ita ut
most capacity and all the passengers
were cooked alive. Not a slngte pas
senger In this car escaped alive, and
It la estimated that at least forty of
the dead were In the smoker.
THEY BOTH STUTTERED.
Trmr Knocked Negro Off the
Cl'THIUK, O. T. iHpeclal ) Hill."
a negro, familiar character about
Guthrie streets, came In from the
country Wednesday with his Jaw had-
ly swollen as If some one had tried to
kill blin with a club. The negro stut
ter distiesKtngly. and when he was
askt-d Ibo cause of his swollen jaw be
"Ah w was goln' out Into de r-c-c-
country and Ah asked a fahinah
ff-f-or a ride, lie let tne ride, and
wheu 1 r-c-c limbed up on the wation
I discovered that be s s tuttered
I t too. I hadu't said nollilu' w w when
he ld, 'Are you goln' out here t.i
work on the r r-r railroad?'
"Ah said, 'Yes, I'm gulu' out here
to work on the r r-r-r '
"Before I could say r r-r railroad be
thought I was luakln' fun of him and
he knocked me off the wagon."
For Poisoning Hr Hind Man.
OWOSSO, MICH (Special ) Mr.
Caroline Collin of New ljithrop has
ben bound over to the circuit court
for trial on the charge of poUonlug
her hired man, George I-cs.cbn-.iu.
1-achman died under somewhat u
pic lou circumstances, aud an luvcstt
gallon was started. Tbu body wa
exhumed and the vital organs sent to
tue I'nlverslty of Mlthlgnn for analy
sis. Polsou was found, and Mrs. Col
lius was arrestu'i
ASK MONEY FOR THE RIVER.
Cemmlttte Appointed to Oo to Wash
ington for It.
Hl'Ul.lNGTt N. I A. (Special.) In
accordance with resolution adopted
at the convention of the I'pper Mis
sissippi River Improvement Associa
tion In Iaverirt, la., October XI tl.
Thomas Wllkerson of Burlington, la.,
president of the association, ha ap
pointed a committee consisting of
Governor Vn Sant, St. Paul., chair
man; Kill It, t'sher, lacrosse. Win.
A Ion to I'.ryson, ttavenport. la.; IawI
H. Boswell. yi.lney. Ill ; Frank Gain
nle, St. 1 -on I a. to go to Washington
and present liefore the proper authori
ties the porjMisea of the association
and endeavor to get favorable action
on the memorial adopted by the con
tention, letting forth the Importance
of the five great state of Minnesota,
Wisconsin, Illnols. Iowa and Missouri.
contlgvou to the upper Mlsilsslppl
river and the necessity for petmanent
Improvement of the river o as to
establish and maintain a steareltoat
channel of six feet In depth at low
water from St, Anthony's Falls to the
mouth of the Ohio river, a distance of
1.100 miles, for which congress Is
asked to appropriate the sum of 15,
000,000. WISHES THEM PRO&PER1TYI
Cardinal Gibbons Senda Christmas
Greeting to Monarch.
BALTIMORE. (Special.) Cardinal
Gibbon gave out Tuesday the follow
ing translation of hi Christmas greet
ings, recently aent lo each of the mem
ber of the College of Cardinal
throughout the world, and to the Cath
Otic crowned bead. The latter are
the Emperor of Austria, the King of
Rfl Reye. th Strcnuou Man t
Colombia. Who la Now Visiting
IWlglum, the King of Saxony and !
Prince of Ilavarla. The text of the let
ter to the crowned bead la a fol
low: "I'pon the approach of the nativity
of our Iilvlne Savior It Is my duty to
wish your most Catholic majesty all
prosperity and at the same time to of
fer iut fervent prayer to the Mot
High that He may shower down u,m
you every grace and all heavenly helps
for the true welfare of your kingdom.
"May it please your majesty to ac
cept this wlsn which I humbly o(ier,
together with the sentiment of hom
age In which I have the honor to de
clare myself, with moat profound re
RURAL FREE DELIVERY.
Llt of Routt to Be Established
WASHINGTON. (Special ) Rural
free delivery route to be established
Kansas Almena. Norton county;
length ot route. 27 miles; population
served. 4 IS. St. Mary's. Pottawatomie
county; length of route, Js miles;
population served. 4J0.
Rural letter carriers appointed:
Kansaa Haddam. carriers. Bert A.
Irlps. Nell A. Porter; substitutes. W.
A. Kelly, 8. T. Porter.
Missouri- Itearborn. carrier. Wed
dun W. Rogers; substitute, Jamo
Barnes, Illgbee, carrier, William Ran
kin, substitute, John Rankin, Jr.
Walker, carrier. W'lllK-r N. Vass; sub
stitute, George D. Vas.
Oklahoma Osarrhe, carrier,
Thomas W. Keller. Howard Hoime
holder, Anilsell II. Beam; substitutes.
Charles C Kellr, Joseph House
holder, V. Henry.
Postoffir at Chattanooga, (). T,
will becoinu diuu'tle money order
A Horse on the Payroll.
CROAK KAPIPS. IA- tHMclal ) W.
I Moore, street commissioner of this
city, wa this evening eomlcted of ob
taining money by fal pretense from
the city of Cedar Rapid by entering on
the payroll of the city a horse a "Wil
liam Martin." and drawing exresslve
pay for the horse In that manner for
a period of ten months.
Santa Claus Badly Burnsd.
LINCOLN. NKI). (Special.) A tel
phone message from the village of
Denton, fifteen mile from IJneolu.
asking for physician, says at a Chrlit
mas entertainment In a school house
two mile from here, Wednesday night
John Shield and Kate Sullivan were
perhaps fatally burm-d and others
slightly Injiited. Mis Sullivan, actlns
as Ssuta Claus. was enveloped in ct.l
ton, which took fire. Shield and Olh
cm wvut to her asUtauv.
A WINTER GALE
ICY BLAST FROM NORTH 00E8
DAMAGE OVER WIDE AREA,
BtCWS AT RATE CF fIFTY KILES HOUR
World' Fair Hotsl Damaged to tho
Amount of $75,000 Much Oamago
on World Fair GroundA Ferry
boat at Loulsvlll Hss Exciting.
Trip Mercury Orop.
RT. LOL'13. MO. (Special.) Al
most xero weather prevailed Friday
lu St, Iju and vicinity. Tho day
opened comparatively warm and.
cloudy, but that afternoon a dwlde-l
change set in, the sky clearing and
the temperature failing thirty-one de
grees iu four hours. This fall In tem
perature wa occompanled by a high
wind that gained a velocity of forty
mile an hour, doing considerable Jam
age in various parts of the city.
At the height of the blow, portion
of the east and north wall of the
partially completed JI.OoiuhK) Buck
ingham hotel, at Wet Pine and King'
highway, were blown down, causing1
damage estimated at $75,000. Tha
lulldlng had been leased for the
world' fair period by the BucHng
ham Club, of which Miss Helen M.
Gould is a member, but the contractor
say this accident will not Interfere
tin. Its completion on time. On the
world' fair grounds, near by, consid
erable damage resulted from the wln-J,
which blew down scaffold and
wrecked some temporary structures.
At I o'clock the thermometer regis
tered 41 degree and at midnight th
mercury waa 7 degree above xrro,
with prospect of still colder weather
IXU'ISVILLE. KY. (Special.) A
gale blowing at the rate of fifty miles
an hour struck Louisville Friday aft
ernoon and within two hour the mer
cury dropped over twenty degrees.
The gale was accompanied by a brief
but blinding snowstorm. The ferry
boat City of Jefferson vl!!e, plying be
tween I-sm'.svlile and JeffersoqvUle,
Ind-, became unmanageable and, after
an exciting trip lasting two hours, wa
blown to the bank at the eastern end
of the city. The passenger were got
safely ashore and th boat made fast
for the night, with slight damage. Tho
storm destroyed many chimneys, show
COI.l Mni'S, O.f Special ) A blind
ing snow storm raged here Friday. Tfco
Ind reached a velocity of fifty mil-
an hour, according to the records of
the signal station, but up to mldr-lght
only minor damage had been reported.
Th storm was aceom(anled bv a
sharp fail in temperature. Traftlc la
maintained with great difficulty.
INDIANAPOLIS. IND. tS p. la ! )
Coming Just at the close of a delight
ful Christmas day. a raging Mir;.ard.
ccoir.ulc,i by a sudden and decided
dxip In the temperature, inirV t.
dianapolls Friday evening. The gala
was the worst experienced In the c.'tv
for some time. Karly reports from
other Indiana points from the north
ern boundary ' lo tho Ohio river Indi
cate a terrific windstorm.
At 5 o'clock Thursday evening the
temperature regUtered 32 above rero.
with the wind blowing a gale at a
forty miles per hour rate. At mid
night the thermometer stood 2 above
FKTKRSltl'itGTLN'lI tSpoelal. A
terrific snow and windstorm struck
thl place Friday afternoon. Tree
and sign were blown down and
Louse unroofed. Six Inches of now
fell and there was a rhanc of
eighteen degrees In an hour. Tb nat
ural gas power bouse caught fir and
NEW WARSHIPS BEING RUSHED.
Scrary Moody Sends Urgent Re-
mr h.wv.uw ior Armor,
WASHINGTON IS; I.I I liv r...
n of the greater rapidity with
which the new ship for the nvy ri
being advanced to connection ttecro.
tary Moody ). transmitted to Cou
rrrs an urgent request f-r an appro
priation of 2 Oon.0.w for armor and ar-
nmniein io i ml without delay.
The last appropriation mado for ar
mor and armament wa based on the
amount open. bd per month last )rar.
wt.xn was I. ..... Sinc.i Julr l.nt
thl Item ha amounted to $1 l"'Jon)
per month and the manufacturer of
armor have tiolllled the department
M'at after January I a material lu.
reae I to be made In their output.
Secretary Moody h also aU I lor
n Inmie.luti, appropriation of I. 'on..
"' to enable a payment to bo li s lo to
Cuba for the land acquired by the
Cnlted States for the (iuantanetno na
tal station and to inclose the rame
within a wall or fence, according to
the term of the treaty.
A Mayor Who Killed.
VINITA. I. T. (Special ) Andrew
Ku.isetl, post master and mayor of
-ians. I. T.. is dead. II was a I hero.
iee cltiien and held many official po
rtion under the Cherokee govern
nent. One day Tuck Martin and
anies ('bottle tried to ahot.it tip th
own of Can, and the mayor took
town h's rifle and when H.rt oke
Wred away the would be ton),
.ere dead. This troul l, preyed ou
lus-Il a mind so mut h that It ha.
utii-4 hi death.