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VOL. Ij. NO. 191.
HOCK ISJCiAND. Hill.. FRIDAY. MAY 31,
PRICE THREE CENTS.
KING IS GUILTY
Former Army Officer Con
victed of Receiving
THE CASES AGAINST DOWIE
Grand Jury at Chicago Com
pletes Its Work and May
Mobile, Ala.. May 31. The sealed
verdict in the bribery case against the
former captain and quartermaster.
Cyril W. King, returned thnrsday,
was opened in 'the United States cir
cuit court this morning.
It finds him guilty, as charged, ot
receiving money with intent to influ
ence hit official actions.
No Indlctmt ata folk Dowta.
Chicago, May 31. The grand jary
today concluded its work on the va
rious eharges brought against John
Alexander Dowie and others accused
of neglect, which resulted in the
death of Mrs. Judd, wife of one of
Dowie's followers. - The jury, it it
said, will refuse to vote indictments
GETAWAY ON A HILL
Wilmington, Del., May 31. Three
trolley cars carryicg about one hun
dred passengers each, returning to the
city from lirandy Wine Park with
people of the street railway, ran away
while going down a steep hill in this
city early this morning. Joshua
Gillman fell beneath the cars and was
instantly killed. Conductor Elmer
Jones was fatally injured and 25
other persons more or less seriously
hurt. The lice opened yesterday and
it is presumed the motorman was ua
familiar with the heavy grade.
BLOW FOR BRITISH
IN SOUTH AFRICAN FIGHT
London. May 31. Kitchener re
ports to the war office that ' Gen.
Dixen'a force at Viadfontein was at
tacked, yesterday by Del&Tey's forces,
and there was severe lighting. The
enemy was eventually driven off with
heavy Io-cj, leaving 35 dead. I regret
that our casualties were severe. The
killed numbered 174 and foar officers
GEN. THOMAS WILSON
DIES. IN NEW YORK
New York, May 31. Brig. (Jen.
Tnomaa Wilson. U. S A., retired, is
dead, aged 70.
Martballtown, laws, May 31
Thomas Kimball, representative from
Marshall county in the state legisla
ture, and wealthy, died at Lnmo, III.,
aged 53, of consumption.
' Kalctlas Wis.tr.
Wagner when a young niau wrote a
notmja which bad a fair success, but in
cftcr life be made every effort to sup
press It. Going to the publisher, be
raid. "Hare you auy copies of that mis
erable thin? still unsold?" "Yes." was
the reply; "1 have quite a number of
them In stock." "Send them to me at
once, with a bill. said the composer.
A thousand copies were soon after
ward delivered at bis door. The bill
was a biz oue. but.lt was paid. some-
what grudgingly, and Wagner thought
... w,,. !
ho had done witu ine inmg. nat
was his surprise, then, at receiving two
or three months later on another con
signment, this time of 000 copies.
"I thought you had only a thousand
of these things." he protested- "That
was all 1 had ia stock," explained the
dealer, "but these have been returned
by my agents, to whom I wrote that
you wished to have the sonata sup
pressed." Wagner winced, but there
was nothing for It but to pay the bill.
And thereafter whenever business was
dull with this crafty publisher a few
. i . . . T , 1 .
nunarca copies oi .uu touai oum ""iny ,s v.llPfl nt ?17,Mn.r;..V.. and
struck off on shop worn paper nnd de-j ,is iml;Julapolis roaty s appraised ut
iivereti at iuc comioser uovr, uu a -
memorandum to the effect that they
had Just come back from remote places
where they bad been sent for sale.
John Allen Pair.
When the bouse voted to prohibit liq
uor selling In army canteens, John Al
len of Mississippi was not recorded.
Some good women of Mississippi noted
the fact that he did not vote and
called on blm for an explanation,
knowing that Mr. Allen had been at
one time quite active In the Congres
sional Temperance society. Mr. Allen
replied that be was paired on the can
teen question. "You see, ladies," he
i?ald, "the situation was this: My wife
thinks very much as jou do about this
legislation in regard to the canteen. I
bare some doubts as to whether con
gress will really promote temperance
among soldiers inthia. way. So I pair
ed my Judgment with my wife's con
science and decided not to Tote. St.
Lou Is' G lo he- Dcmocra t.
HE PLAYED CHIEF INDIAN.
Aid Cawe NurLmlut HI. Life In a "Wild
I Chicago. May 31. The glory of be-
(' ins chief Indian in a wild west show
almost cost the life of Iarry O'Dono-
uuc, i ne i i-year-oiu kou ui juuics
O'jonohii. 4161 Ashland avenue. The
loy was iu danger of being burned at
the stake when bin companion! res
rutnl him. Twenty or more boys had
decided to play "wild wet." Henry
Bennett was chosen to lead the "cow
1k.vs" and O'Donohue thw "Indians."
By a reversal of the usual order of
things, it was planned to . capture
O'Donohue. tie hi m to a Make, and get
a lire around him. Then at a given
signal the "Indians" Mere to rush in.
stampede the "cowboys," and rescue
.coruiug to programme, the "cow-
boys" charged the "Indians," and after
a sdicrt struggle captured O'Douonue
and liore hiui away. Then the bov
was tied to a stake and bits of wood
which had been placed around him at
a Kiipposedly safe distance were set on
tire. Then the "cowboys" retired. In
the meantime the "Indians" had with
drawn to such a distance that they
not notice the grass had taken
(ire and was rating its way toward
O'Donohue" s legs. The Ioy screamed
lustily and his "Indians" came rushing
np just as lils trousers caught tire,
loung O Donohue'i legs were badly
burned bpror he was cut loose.
REMARKABLE CASE THIS.
I'rvnionitiun of Death to a Hw Who Died
Lexington. Ky.. May 31. Lincoln J.
McCarty. aged died at a hospital
lieie. Physicians say he died of hy
tirnphohi.i. but because of remarkable
circumstances attaching to tin case.
will hold an autopsy. Mcfarty's wife
left for Cincinnati Tuesday. Kidding
her good-bye. apparently well. Mi-Car-ty
told her that site would never see
him alive again, as he felf sure be
w.mld die that night.
loiter he visited his son and invited
him to he present at his death, which
again he said would in-ctir that night
Going home he quickly, developed
-ymptonis attending hydrophobia. He
was removed to the hospital, where
death ensued after great MtiftVring.
ri'.ysiciaus attribute his apparent pre
monition of death to disorders follow
in;; the use of stimulants.
ELECTROYLSIS IS COSTLY.
Hot Overhead Trolley Wire Companies
Will Have tho Hill lo Par.
Chicago. May 31. To the return
current of single overhead trolley wires
is attributed the destruction of water
mains. This opinion has Ix-en given
to Judge Grosscup. and with It is a
recommendation that an injunction !
granted forbidding, the operating of
electric street car lines with vingle
overhead wires. The rinding is made
in the noted I'eorla water case. Mas
ter In Chancery Frank I.. Wean up
holding the coiiterftTOTTThat- elemTFIj -Kis.
caused by the return current, is
lest roving the proerty of the l'coria
w hue the case is a local one in I'e-
otln. it will be national in its effects if
.linlce Grosscup sustains the findings
' the master. Chicago and other cities
ill begin proceeding against tho
rnction companies to compel them to
nstall- the double overhead wire, or
pay for the pipes destroyed by lcctro-
Von an Soldier I. MU.Ing.
Duttle Creek. Mich.. Mav 31. Prank
Parrow came home some months nsn
troin the Philippines, houorahlv di-
harged from Company I-'. Thirtv-
si-venth I'uited States volunteers. He
concluded to re-cnlit. and March 2
left this city for iib-smo for that pur
Kise, since which time his parents
have- not heard a word from him. A
letter received from the Chicago re-
iiiitinz stJ.t ion states that no such
li.au has rtilt-tcil there. II is MopIi
here fear that he has met with foul
V.lg Crop of Ilrnum Corn.
Areola. Ills.. May 31. The farmers
of central Illinois sire in the midst of
broom-corn planting, and tin-re Is a
decided increase in acreage over last
year. Last year there were c.I.inm)
acre planted, and this year the total
promi.-cs to reach sn.ono.
round Kvlilenro of M order.
Kendallville. Ind.. May 31. While
workmen were opening a gravel bank
,, Vt'.lann f-. 1 1
on 1 ni u lUnn Turin th.v nnoflrthiwl
'tli bones of a human skeleton. The
liody h.nl evidently lieen placed In a
small hole, not two feet underground.
Hecause of the shallow depth In which
the iKidy was placed there is A sus
picion that foul play was enacted at
an early day.
Gen. Harrison's Kttate.
Indianapolis. May 31. The Union
Trust company, as executor, ha filed
with Probate Commissioner Walker
the appraisement of the personal prop
ly held by General Itenjamin Har
rison at the time of his death. The re
port shows that his total personal
Offer Haflo to Strikers.
Hartford. Conn.. May 31. The Pope
Hicycle company and the Pratt Whit
ney company have issued n "communi
cation to the striking machinists and
metal worke k to the effect that com
incncMtg this morning, both shops will
run on the basis of nine hours'
work for ten hours' pay. About 4oU
men are concerned.
fiot aiO.OOO for Uer Work.
I'elphi. Ind.. May 31. The case of
Margaret Knettle against tfelf estate
of her father, the late Jacob Knettle.
has iK-en settled br agreement. Mlsw i
Knettle claimed $14,000 nm services 1
for caring for her father during the
last venrs of his life. Py agreement
of ali the heirs he Is glvn $10.000. j
Ku.li lo tho CJolU fields. I
Seattle. Wnsh.. May 31. It is estl-1
mated thut 'fMi men re in the city
w.-iiting transportation to Nome. "All
fold out," is the invariable answer
tbey receive at the trautfbortaticu of
fices. . .
EIGHT WENT BOATIIIG
But! Only One Came Back to His
Friends Alive, the Seven
MEEEY PAETY, PILOTED BY DEATH
And a Poor Boatman. Plunges Over a
Twelve-Foot Kali In the Schuyl
"Philadelphia. May 31. A rowboat
containing a merry party of eight
j-oung persons was swept over Flat
Hock dam in the Schuylkill river yes
terday afternoon, and t-even of them
five girls and two boys were
drowned. The victims, all of whom
were Pbiladelpblans. were: Florence
Ieusmore, aged 19; Koy Kicker, 18;
Mazie Kennedy. IS: Maud Itutter. 10;
Mamie Sullivan, til; Florence Bond,
21; Bertram Osmond, 19. The young
man saved is John Moore, aged 21.
The party was composed of members
of the Kim Social clubone of the nu
merous associations In this city or
ganized for the promotion of picnics
and other social functions. The above
named persons, with a lurge number
of others, most of whom resided in,the
southern section of the city, organized
a picnic for yesterday. They em
barked in gaily decorated wagons
early yesterday morning and pitched
their camp at Koss Glen, along the
Schuylkill river, on the northern out
skirts of this city.
Fatal Kow on the Klver.
Following their usual custom the
party split up after dinner for a row
cu the river, and those above men
tioned decided to go in one boat. This
was shortly after 2 o'clock. Boats
were accordingly hired and the two
parties set forth for an hour's row on
the river, aud tho unfortunate parly
Immediately struck out for midstream.
All the girls were huddled in the
fctern. one of the boys was rowing, and
the other was sitting in I lie 1kv of the
boat. After getting in the middle of
the river aud finding the current too
swift for comfort the boat was rowed
In toward shore. During this time it
was curried slowly ilowj stream.
The boy doing the rowing decided lo
go through "the locks, anil as he ap
proached the dam he was hailed by
the lock keeper not to approach any
liil -Sot Heetl tho Warning.
The warning was not heeded, and
the young o.irsuian kf-t on rowing un
til he found that the lock was closed,
lie attempted to turn the boat, which
was' then about fifty feet from the
dam and twrnty-Mve feet from shore.
but he tnriud the wrong way. A mo
ment later and the boat was In the
swiftly moving current. localizing
then for the liist time that tliev were
iu danger, the girls began screaming.
and the oarsman lost control of the
1 Kin t. Swiftly it was carried toward
the brink of the faliiug waters, and
just at it reached the bivast of the
lain, over which thirty inches of water
vns passing, the entire eight stood up.
and the boat went over stern first.
Ilrapi Tw.ltt Feet to tlio Rorti.
The drop to the rocks below is ap
proximately twelve feet. The Iniat
struck the water lttoui up. and ns it
disappeared the whole party was un
der it. Nothing more was seen bv the
few persons who saw the accident for
almost a minute, when the boat reap-
Icared with one boy clinging to its
keel. I hen the other young man was
seen to come to the surface and make
frantic effort to reach shore by
swimming. 1 he six girls never rose to
the surface. The bov was was swim
ming, and who proved to be Osmond.
lecamp exhausted and sank "efore he
ouhl be rescued. Moore, the other
boy. who was clinging to the Imi.-iI.
floated fully n half-mile down the
river liofore he was rescued.
Said tt Hate Told Something.
flrand Kapids. Mich.. May 31. The
grand Jury had a dozen witnesses on
the gridiron Tuesday, but none is sup
posed to have such close connection
with the alleged lioodling ns to have
given miicli information. i lie orny
wirness long In t he .Jury-room was
Iteprcsentntive Vandereock. nud he is
said to have told some particulars as
to what legislation the promoters hoped
to get through to aid their enter
prise. Pythian Insurance All Might.
Indianapolis, May 31. Union
Hunt, supreme representative iu
order of Knights of Pythias, says
every policy holder in the endowment
rani: of the order will tie paid iu full.
From reports, he says, the public
might be led to infer that the institu
tion is now under bad management,
whereas, he says, in fact, there has
been a change of management, and
since this change a general renovation
and cluraing of the atmosphere.
Unveiling at Ilattle Creek.
Battle Creek. Mich.. May 31. A
eautiful soldiers' monument erected ,
In memory of dead soldiers of the civ- j
il war was unveiled here yesterday in t
1 lie presence of a large gathering. The
occasion was made auspicious by the
presence of Senator .Vdiu C. Burrows
and tleneral Klwell who made
brief addresses. "
Indictment Was Too Much for Him.
Qniuey. Ills..' May
ker. 75 year
Ileiuemeyer. a basketmaker.
old, committed suicide by jumping In
the Qnincy bay. Ihe grand jury I;
week indicted him for arson for bu"
ing down his barn for- Insure -
iimney. Heineineycr furnished Co
and then wont and drowned himsr
CarneSU. loof tho Case
. London. My 31 Andrew CiTThJ??
Ti . . nrl I. lu 1.. -filiw VI111-II1.I1II1 'ull? .
furv 011 the tiulusirial outlook, in Creat.
Britain. "What is gone from ling-
land. says Caruegie. "is its monopoly.,
There has been Htf retrogression." I
MISS S1GSBEE TO WED.
Will Ucoorae tlie Wire or the Sob or Row
Washington. May 31. The engage
ment wan anuounced In Washington
Wednesday of Miss Ethel Sigsbee,
daughter of Captain Charles D. Sigs
U1S3 ETHZIi SIGSBEE.
bee, l . S. N.. and Robert l. Small, son
of the well-known evangelist, ttev
Sam Small. The date of the wedding
has not been fixed, but it will probably
take place iu the early full.
Miss Sigsbee is the only unmarried
! daughter of the family and is a hand
some and talented young woman. She
has an exceptionally jjue voice, and at
one time wished to study for the oper
atic stage. Mr. Smait.-w engaged iu
newspaiK-r work in this .city.
AT HIS OLD BUSINESS.
Paroled Convict Who liail I'lanneil the
Kohherjr of a lialik.
Churlesion. Ills.. May 31. I.indley
tones, of .leffcrsotivillc. Ind.. a detec
tive, wrio gives his ,ime to p.-irolcd and
escaped convicts, left JcllVrsonvilie
Sunday night, came here mi. I located
Bert Colip. a paroled convict, at Straw-
town. Colip disclosed plans for a
Charleston tills.) robbery, naiiiin
William Lyons, alias Klu.n Lnnis
alias Frank Hose, an escaped convict
as his accomplice. Joiit-s located
Lyons soon after.
.ile- racKing tiuo SUK roMwrv were
planned for two of the large dry
goods stores. Miice Lyons escape in
January. It is alleged, he ha- been en
gag"d in robbery, lie Is wanted in
Indiana on several charges.
NAPOLEON OF FINANCE.
I ukiinwn Who iot Away IVIth $'!0,OIIO
at a .Swoop.
i London. May 31. The Maily Mail
has received the following dispatch
from Singapore: "Bank notes to the
value of .". KM. mostly .') pound
notes, have been stole from the
Singapore bratn-u of the Hong-Kong
and Shanghai bank. There is uo trace
of the thief."
l.M,!:trig tor a 4'nllrge Site.
B.-utoi- Harbor. Mich.. May 31.
President I'.. A . S-ui In il.m l and Iicnn
McWiiiiii. of the Battle Creek Advent
Nt college, was here looking for a sire
of t. "ill acres of land on which to estab
lish an auriciilmral college and con
duct a model farm. The college rep
resent. i es l-rnjHi-ii- to purcl)iie the
land and expend s".".u'i t!,o r.rt year
in huildinss and .-'pp.iratus. If a suit
able silo c.ri be fciiud.
Out of Cmliment t- t! filacier.
Sydney. N. S. W.. Mav 31. As the
luke of Cornwall and V rk. in the
to.val barge, crossed the harbor yes
.crd.iy to inspect the i.anl depot at
(ial'dcn island, all the r.riii.-h warships
were flying the Fuitrd States l!ag out
of compliment to the I'nited Stales
traii-port ;!acicr. which, was moored
iu the stream.
Colli Weather Drives llim Insane.
St. Joseph. Mich.. May 31. Charles
Boiniell. one of the wealthiest fruit
growers In this section, has become
violently insane, owing, it Is said, to
the extreme cold weather this mouth,
which he imagined was ruining his
peach crop. On Sunday lie -sharpened
a large carving knife and att.-ti-ked his
wife and children. The children es
caped from the house, ami their
screams attracted neighbors, who ar
rived just in time to prevent Bunnell
from cutting his wife's throat.
riaiiieopathliits of Iowa.
Pes Moines. Ia.. May 31. The Iowa
Homeopathic Medical society has con
cluded its annual session. Officers
were chosen as follows: President,
lr. F. A. K'emington. of Sioux Citv:
secretary, br. I. It. Ames, of llolfe.
'I he legislative committee was in-
siructeo 10 asK an appropriation or
&MMMHI to increase Ihe facilities of the
homeopathic department at the state
Soglnaw-firani! KaphU Klertrie Line.
Saginaw. Mich.. May 31. The proj
ect to connect Saginaw ami Urand
Bapids by mentis of uu electric rail
way is now issurcd of Success, the
company having been flucorporated
with Sl.non.tMHi capital and the Imuds.
having Ikvh taken by an, eastern syndicate.-
The route will be from (rand
I'ajkMs lo ;rocn!lle. tliltice to Stan
ton cre. Itke Odessa, Alma, and
n y. .May .il.
licit local ap-
n guard re-
t AT O t.-J- SI
ggar, "won t yer
q a. 55 i
and he started in-
5-y0 I, . t.
. P f" uy".-
Sin G ft
"Uat s wiei-e-erj
way orr keeps it on de bar wld
de cloves an orange pwl." Pblladcl-1
phla Kccord. " .
S' r ,! -I nail r ir.
f at - .
Kaiser Picks Out His Enemy's
Visiting Officers for Honor
at a Luncheon.
HE DRINKS TO THEIK GOOD HEALTH
Our Attache Also Honored Proposed
Welt. Boycott" Holla Call
011 the Czar.
Berlin, May 31. After the review of
the 4 tin rds' brigade Wednesday, the
emperor and other distinguished men
met at luncheon, aud. according to the
I-okal Anzeiger, the emperor spoke as
follows: "This is a very important
day. The understanding arrived at iu
China makes the conclusion of peace
and the withdrawal of troops possible
On this occasion I have received 1111
merous congratulations from all the
powers. The czar telegraphed:
thank your majesty for the great set-
vices you have performed iu the Chi
ncse affair. Count vou W'aldersee has
uccomplished his difficult and ungrate
ful task with ability and discretion.
and I assure him of my synipathj
"This brigade enjoys today still an
other honor. Two gallant French offi
cers are omoug us for the first time 111
many years, just as this is the first
time French and (jeruiau soldiers have
fought shoulder to shoulder for civil
ization against u common foe and in
the faithful and loyal brotherhood of
arms. I hail this fact with great sat
isfaction, and drink to the health of
these two gallant otticers and their
' Special Honor Shown Them.
Special honors were showu to the
Frenchmen, Major tJeneral Bonuat, di
rector of the Fcole Snperieure tie
Uiierre. and Lieutenant Colonel Gullet.
At the luncheon tin emperor had tJen
eral Bonuat 011 his left. His majesty
not only toasted the French guests, but
ulso engaged them in conversation at
considerable length. Hy the emper
or's invitation Major Kerr, the I'uitei
States military attache, was present
at the luncheon. In the military ex
ercises the kaiser led the attack iu
person for live hours. The American
expert praised the military efficiency of
tin emperor's work and his indefati
:,lle energy. On the return from the
i-iev of the Guards General Bonuat
as the guest of the kaiser, rode with
his majesty at the head of the Kaiser
brigade, just Ik fore t lie color com
TIMES THINKS IT IS UOPKT.OS.
That Proposed "VTelt-Hoycolf of Europe
AkuIiisI tho l ulled Stale.
Loii:!'.::i. May 31. Commenting edi
torially tui the ligitatioii 111 Germany
ami Austria for a combination agatml
America 11 commercial competition. The
limes says: "The sole hope for pan-
Lurope, according to these writers, is
to imitate Naiioleon and introduce the
continental system against the I nited
Slates. It uiut be owned that the
precedent is rat uer uisncarienmg. 11
the continental system failed 111 Na
poleon's Iron grasp it would hardly
suc-seed in the hands of our old friend,
the concert of Kurope.
"But it is quite certain that the con
cert of kurope could not bo got to
adopt it: and if. by any conceivable
infatuation, any or all the continental
powers were to combine for such an
end, the British empire would leave
them to their fate and worth! continue
to trade with Its Americaif kinsfolk.
Our interests, traditions and Inclina
tions all dictate that course to us.
"With the markets of Great Britain
aud her colonies remaining open, the
suggested welt-boycott against Amer
ica does not wear a hopeful aspect.
The scheme is preposterous and im
practicable oi the face of it: but the
editorial articles which propose it de
serve attentiou as a revelation of the
acute, continued jealousy ami fear of
American greatness aud prosperity
which prevail iu certain quarters on
1IOI.LS TALKS TO THE CZAK
Who Expresses Very Warm Sentiments of
Iteganl for Your I'm Ie Samuel.
St. Petersburg. May 31. Frederick
W. I lolls, of the international court of
arbitration, lias left for Warsaw after
having been received in special audi
ence by Kinperor -Nicholas at tne l'et-
crhof palace. The conference was ex
tended and most cordial. It Is under
stood that the emperor thanked Ilolls
for his history of the peace confer
ence, dedicated to his majesty, aud ex
pressed the deepest gratification for
the cordial support from the American
jieople and the L nited States govern
ment, declaring that he wished to
thauk the various I'nited States organ
izations, such as churches and cham
bers of commerce, for their enthusias
tic efforts in behalf of peace.
It is also understood that the em
peror spoke" warmly of the excellent
relations historical, traditional and
actual between the. United States and
ICussia, aud expressed n. hope that both
powers, with their great resources.
would coutinue to stand for peace and
the strengthening of The Hague tri-
uinal and the bloodless adjustment of
His majesty expressed a couviction
that the peace conference marked an
important step In advance, but that
the tribunal must seek support Urst
mid foremost in the intelligent opin
ion of the world, adding that in this
matter American opinion was univers
ally recognized as leading. Without
Ihe backing of the American govern
ment and people, the emperor olv
served. the conference could not have
been such a success.
His majstv charged Holls with a
personal message of good will to Pres
ident McKinley and with congratula
tions upon the recovery of Mrs. Mc
Kinley. The reception was absolutely
LASH FOR TOUGtt BOYS.
I'ollce Judge Says He Will EolloW
Kvunsville. Ind.. May 31. Police
Judge Clifford T. 4,'urry has announced
that he will follow in the footsteps of
his predecessor. Judge Winfrey, and
will order young Ikivs whipied when
brought before him. lie thinks the iol
icy of Judge Winfrey a good one.
When Judge Winfrey went to the
bench four years ago he often had to
leal with lys of tender age. aud he
did not like to send them to jail, where
they would become the associates of
hardened criminals. Hurifig his term
ns Judge he ordered about L'hi boys
whipjM'd in the corridors of t lie lock
up. The judge was severely criticised
for his methods of dealnig with the
boys, and received letters from various
parts of the country. One woman
wrote him from Boston in these words:
"Vou are certainly a brute. You
should 'be given the boy's place, and
the dost should be double. Yonr
course is one that would have been
indorsed iu the dark ages." The peo
ple of l-'vansville, however, indorsed
.Indue Winfrey's methods, and his
whipping post was recently establish
ed in other cities.
KING SOLOMON MINES.
Michigan Men Keturn and Tell Wonderful
Stories of Them.
Xegannee. Mich.. May 31. Several
diamond drill operatives have just re
turned from the 4 Sold Coast of West
Africa, where they went a year ago
under contract to reopen the alleged
lust mines .of King Solomon. The
Americans found there shafts sunk
'JiHt feet or more m the solid rock,
drifts and tunnels thousands of feet
long, and the remains of primitive
hoisting and drilling appliances, left
when the mines were abandoned many
The ancient workers stopped work
when they reached water level, having
no means of pumping water from that
depth. The mines contained a free
milling gold, easy to treat, and were
apparently very rich. What will be
found at greater depths is not given
out. Many relics of primitive work
ings were found in the mines, which
were evidently abandoned in haste as
the water came in. and were never
entered from that day to this. Human
bones were found.
King F.dward has expressed a wish
to receive delegates of the New York
4?lirt!iiber of Commerce when they
gather at London.
May has sina-ht-,1 all Gotham rain
reeowls. In twcniy nine days of The
mouth .57 Inches i.f rain full at New
Champion James .leffries has start
ed for San Francisco, where he may
meet Kuhlin in the ring.
It i stated that Kicliard Croker has
completed arrangements to return to
New York at an early dale.
4ne of tin heirs of the .lames Wood
estate ?su.iihi.ikmi in Fngland. is
Mrs. M. K. Patterson, of Newark,
An otliV-ial order of ihe porte prohib
its Armenia 11s who have become nat
uralized Americans or Itussians from
The Chinese have accepted the de
mand of the powers for 4 per cent.
Interest on the indemnity.
C. Arthur IVarson. the millionaire
newspaper and magazine proprietor of
Loudon, is coming to the I'nited States
16 study our newspaper methods.
l'etcr Loughren. of Ironwood. Mich.,
who has been lost in the woods for a
week, has returned home unable to
give any account of his absence.
I'hiii Schumacher, former paying
teller of the Teutonia bank of New
Orleans, has been indicted for tho al
leged embezzlement of $18,0(1.
Pittsburg capitalist are forming a
$."i.iMK.rMid trust to embrace ice making
plants in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky
KIgie M. Keyser. of Fort Wayne,
Ind.. has been appointed by the weath
er bureau as observer at Snrlngneld.
Still We Can Heat Them.
New York. May 31. Kvelyn K. Por
ter, an elect rieal engnlcer connected
with the cotton mills nt Shaughai,
China, is at a hotel here. He aava
that the six mills there, each having
40.000 spindles, cannot compete, even
with their cheap Chinese labor, with
the United tSates.
Birmingham Has a Sensation.
London. May 31. A sensation has
been caused at Birmingham by the
discovery of the bodies of thirty-one
laker's establishment. The bodies
takers' establishment. The bodies
were huddled together in soap boxes.
A cTieese Roast.
Those who insist upon eating cheese
should take the precaution to cook it
thoroughly before eating. It is for this
reason that some people who are un
able to eat raw cheese find themselves
able to eat toasted cheese without dif
ficulty. Toasting the cheese does not,
however, increase Its digestibility, but
rather the reverse. Its beneficial effect,
if any, is from the destruction of the
virulent microbes which are present
and which are capable of giving rise
to symptoms even more distressing
than those of ordinary indigestion. The
best method of dealing with cheese Is
to give it to the pigs, as It is nothing
more or less than decayed milk, fit only
fbr a scavenger diet. Sanitary and
A Trait of Angoitln Dal v.
A lovely trait of Mr. Daly's character
was his tendernessand thought for chil
3ren. I never knew him to pass a lit
tle newsboy on th street without buy
ing a paper, and he always took the
paper with a look in his eyes as much
as to say, "We must help the boys to
got a living." It was a beautiful trait
not giving as charity, but buying
what the boy had to sell. Mrs. Gilbert
In Scribner's 'Magazine.
President and Cabinet Reject
Cuba's Compliance With
NOT "SUBSTANTIAL" ENOUGH
Secretary of War Will Con
vey Information to the
Washington, May 81. The presi
dent and cabinet todaj at a meeting
decided that the action of the Cuban
constitutional convention was not a
"substantial" compliance with the
term- of the Piatt amendment. The
secretary of war will convey this
fact to the convention.
mrs. Mckinley improved
but still very sick.
Washington, May 31. rhysicians
who are in attendance upon Mrs. Mc
Kinley, after consultation, this after
noon, issued the following statement
of her condition.' "Mrs. McKinley ia
recovering from the fatigue of the
trip. The illness from which she was
suffering in San Francisco still con
tinues, though in less intense form.
She is still feeble and cannot be con
sidered out of danger. Her progress,
no doubt, will be slow, but improve
ment is looked for."
BEGINS IN CHICAGO.
Chicago, May 31. Chicago's big
machinists1 strike actually began to
day, more than a thousand men quit
ting work in the various shops and
factories because employers refused
to sign the agreement sent out yes
terday. FAVOR REPEAL
OF ANTI-CANTEEN LAW.
St. Paul, May 31. By unanimous
vote the Association of Military Sur-
mnm in aeaaion here tod.iv. nassi-.d &
e" - : .- r
resolution in favor of rec-i of the
Columbia, -S. C, May 31. Gov.
McSweeney rejected the resignations
of Senators Tillman and McLaurin to
give them time to consider their ac
tion. The Clothe Sloth.
We may marvel at grubs growing fat
and succulent upon such unpromising
fare as old timber affords, but that
achlere-nient Is Improved upon by tho
insects that prefer to draw their en
tire nutrition from woolen fabrics, fur.
horsehair, feathers, tanned leather and
the like and apparently without ever a
desire to "wet their whistles" by any
thing of a juicy nature. Any small,
silvery winged moth that is seen flit
ting about the house is regarded as a
"clothes moth," but every one killed Is
not an enemy, for there are a number
of moths of similar size and appearance
that come from outdoors and baye been
occupied as grubs in, destroying green
leaves. It is a common error to sup
pose that it Is the clothes moth that
does the mischief, though by destroy
ing the moth we prevent the laying of
innumerable eggs from which come the
consuming larva?, whose cutting jaws
would be actively and Incessantly em
ployed in mutilating choice fabrics and
valuable furs. These caterpillars are
rarely seen by the housewife because
their first care on leaving the egg Is to
disguise or hide themselves.
The clothes moth proper has yellow
ish gray wiugs, with three or four in
definite brownish spots upon them, and
In consequence of its-marked prefer
ence for furs it is known to science aa
Tinea pellionella. Good Words.
A Bllsplaced Letter.
The transposition of letters in the
same word sometimes produces the
most ludicrous results. In "The Still
Hour," which was written by Trofess
or Thelps, is the fine line. "The still
ness of the hour is the stillness of a
dead calm at sea." A large number
was printed and disposed Of before It
was discovered that "clam" had been
printed for "calm."
"And then," she 6aid in telling of the
romantic episode, "she sprang to his
-She did?" -
"Of course. Do you doubt it?"
"Oh, no," he replied, "but after see
ing her I can't help thinking that it
must have Jarred blm quite a bit."
It cannot be too often repeated that!
It is not helps, but obstacles, not facili-l
ties, but difficulties, that make men. I
W. Mathews. - - ' j