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BOCK ISJCiAND. HJ.. MONDAY, JTXNE 10, 1901. -
PEICB THEEE CENTS.
Said to Be Shown in the South
African War Settle
ment. TO BRING IT TO AN END
Sequence of Queen Wilhcl
mina's Visit Causes
Berlin, Jans 10. Kleitea Journal
today prints adispatca from The
Hague saying that Queen Wilhelmina's
Tccent visit here meant to obtain
Emperor William's consent to end
the South African war, both the zwei
bnnd and dreibund being willing to
do so, through The Hague arbitration
court, and the emperor consented and
the court began work thereon. The
dispatch created a sensation here.
Krug.r at Th Hague.
The Hague, Jane 10. Kruger and
Dr. Leids arrived today. They are
staying at the residence of Mr. Wbl
maransone of the peace envojs.
Movement of Mr. Botba.
London, June 10. The Sun hears
that Mrs. Botha starts Wednesday for
The Hague, where Kruger is sum
moned to attend a conference of Boer
agents to consider the report she
brought from her husband, in which
Botha advised Kruger to sue for peace
at the best terms obtainable.
A Honth'i 8lafhf r for Empire.
London, June 10. Kitchener re
ports 2,640 Boers killed, imprisoned
and surrendered during the last
ON CHINESE INDEMNITY.
Washington, June 10. The govern
ment formally communicated to the
foreign powers the impossibility of
joining in the joint guarantee for the
payment of the Chinese indemnity.
The difficulties in the way of such an
arrangement are set forth in the com.
ruunication. particularly those relat
ing to the constitutional restrictions
on the president in making a joint
guarantee of this character.
SEEMS TO BE IMPROVING
Sin. McKlnley. Conditio Reported to Be
Washington, June 10. After the
usual consultation of Mrs. McKlnley'
physicians this morning the following
statement was issued: Mrs. Mo
Kinley'a physicians report her con
dition favorable. She continues to
show gradual improvement.1
Washington, June 10. The xlight
Improvement in Mrs. JicKiuley's
health which manifested itself the hit
ter part of last week, continue, ami
IitiH? begins to 1 felt-that she may,
after all. recover from the prevent at
tack. The improvement, however, is
.so slight as not to change materially
the extreme gravity of the eape. Mrs.
Mc Kin ley's physicians fay her illness
was caused ly Mood infection from a
lone felon. While In California thin
was aggravated by diarrhea, which is
now under control.
The principal cause of anxiety in her
case since he rarrival in Washington
has been acute endocarditis (Inflamma
tion of the lining membrance of the
- heart, involving the mitral valve, the
result of the same blood iufection.
CAUGHT HIS RIVAL
AND KILLED HIM
Newport, Ohio, June 10. While
watching a house of his wife in order
to obtain evidence against her in di
vorce proceedings. James A. Hamil
ton saw Robert Arey, the suspected
corespondent, appear at the door. An
encounter followed in which Hamil
ton shot and killed Arey and then
Bamberga, Bavaria, June 10 Fi r
rocr United States Commend! Ageut
Louis Stone shot and killed himself
today in the public gardens near the
FITZHUGH LEE'S SON
HAS NOT BEEN KILLED
Manila, J vine 10. It was Lieut.
Lee, of the engineers, not Lieut. Fitz
bugh Lee, Jr., who was killed in a
recent battle with the insurgents in
the province of Batangas.
IN A COLLISION
Klizabethtown, Ky., June 10. In a
collision between a freight engine and
a southbound train near Coie.burg
this morning on the Louisville &
! Nashville seven trainmen were ser
piously injured. None of the pas
sengers wre hurt.
HELD TO BE LEGAL
Chicago, June 10 Judge Water
man in the circuit court to lay an
nounced bi decision on tr Hack it
1 n;; of a nu tnrer of striker by stock
jarda firm . holding it to bi legal.
The case will be appealed.
DR. tOtTLE IS DEAD.
rre.lO.nt of We.be.nh College for Thirty
I Veer. I. at Best.
ICrawfordsville, Ind.. June 10. Jo
Kepli Farrand Tuttle, I). I)., who for
tuirly years was president of Wabash
college, died Saturday afternoon from
heart failure. He was confined to his
bed but one week, although he had
Ik-cii In HI health since his retirement
from the presidency in ixrj. Ills
wife and children were with him at
Dr. Tuttle was born in Bloomlield.
A. J. March 1, 1SJS. His parents
moved to Ohio. At the age of IS years
he entered Marietta college, being
graduated four lean later. In Septem-
ier, i.M.5, ue became a tutor at .Mar
ietta colleg. which position lie held
oue year. In 1844 be was licensed a
nini.-'ter of the Presbyterian denomina
tion. He continued preaching until his
election to the presidency of Wabash
college, iu 1S01, and the institution
mw great progress during hi iiicmn
beucy. Dr. Tuttle resigned in 18yj and
was succeeded by Dr. George S. Bur
roughs, of Amherst.
WE'RE BUYING UP MEXICO
801110 Large Purcb.ee. of I .and In the
m, ' . Balll IcK of lHaz.
, Mexico City. June 10. C. C. Mc
Cormack. of Pennsylvania, has re
ceived title for a tract of 525,000 acres
of land in the state of Cam pet-he, on
the eastern Yucatan peninsula. The
land was bought from Luis Garcia
Tenia, of this city, for a company of
Pennsylvanians. A Chicago company
last year bought 300,0110 acres in the
Connecticut capitalists have sent a
representative here to investigate rub
ier lands and they will probably pur
chase hinds on the isthmus of Tehu
antepec. Albert Volney Foster, son of
Hon. Volney Foster, of Chicago, has
returned from a long exploration of
the state of Shianns on behalf 0 n
group of Chicago capitalists. He re
ports the soil and climate suitable for
agriculture and labor both cheap and
Attempt atida to Blow l"p e Foundry and
Marion. Iud., June 10. In the hope
of obtaining some clew as to the guilty
parties, the fact that an effort was
made to blow up the foundry and ma
chine shop of Alexander Fink, at Fast
Converse." this county. last Friday
week has just liecome public.
Saturday morning, when Mr. Fink
went to the plant he found the gas
lighted tinder the boiler, and turned on
The lKIIer was red-hot. having boiled
dry. and gas was escaping throughout
the plant. Thirty molds bad Iteen de
stroyed., and other damage had leen
done to the machinery. The lantern
which the guilty ones carried in per
forming their work was forgotten, and
this lantern may lead to the detection
and arrest of the principals. Mr. Fink
enn not estimate his loss, but it will be
several hundred -dollars. It was not
known tlidt he had any enemies.
Very Little Beason for Solctde
North Vernon. Ind.. June 10. John
Neely. a prosperous young farmer liv
ing south of this place, shot himself
on his sweetheart's doorstep because
rhe refused to marry biui as early as
be wished. He had called on his af
fianced bride and asked her to marry
h'ui July 4. She declined, saying the
wedding should be in the fall. He
left the house, but soon returned and
shot himself on her doorstep. Miss
Hrinton heard the shot, and when she
found It was her lover dying she at
tempted to shoot herself, but was dis
armed by .friends. She accuses her
self of having caused his death.
Mrs. Kennedy. Collapse In Court.
Kansas City. Mo.. ii.Ine 10. Lulu
Prince-Kennedy, who Saturday morn.
Ing gave way under the strain Inci
dent to her trial for murdering her
husband, necesist.'tting an adjournment
of court, was very much better yes
terday. Her collapse was caused ap
parently by testimony showing that
her brother Bert had foreknowledge of
her intention to kill her husband, and
approved it. The state charges the
woman, her father and her two broth
ers with conspiracy.
Major Daly Commit, lulclde.
Pittsburg. June 10. Major W. n.
Daly, surgeon general on the staff of
Lieutenant General Miles iu Porto
ltico. committed suicide at his home
here yesterday by shooting himself In
the right temple. He was one of the
witnesses called by General Miles to
prove his charges against the lieef sup
plied to the United States army during
the war against Spain. Recently he
had been greatly bereaved, and he also
suffered with grip.
Coal Dealer. Go to Buffalo.
Chicago. .Tune 10. After closing the
business of their sixth 'unuual con
vention here Saturday over 275 mem
bers of the Retail Coal Dealers' asso
ciation of Illinois and Wisconsin left
for a lake trip to the Buffalo exposi
tion. The following officers were elect
ed: President. It. C. Brown, Oshkosh,
Wis.; secretary, Frank E. Lukens, Chi
cago. Fatal Hath of Alcohol.
Berkeley. Cal.. June 10. Weir Allen,
a 0-year-old deaf mute, was burned to
death Saturday at the state Institute
for the deaf, dumb and blind. The boy
was being bathed In alcohol by George
Hoffman, an attendant. Hoffman
lighted a cigarette and threw the
match In the alcohol, which Immedi
ately took fire.
For Cruel aod Inhuman Treatment. -.
Sioux City. Ia., June 10. On the
grounds of cruel and inhuman treat
ment Mrs. Helen Francis Brown has
been granted a divorce from her hus
band. Giles W. Brown, formerly own
er of the Sioux City Milling company,
and now manager of the Western
Clgarevte Fiend Trie, fculrlde.
Chicago. June 10. Bert McMahou, :
22 years of age. crazed from the ex- ,
evssive use of cigarettes, shot himself ,
Saturday. He will probably die.
Impact and Detonation Combine
to Destroy Human Life and
- Property on the Rail.
DYNAMITE CAUSES THE BLOW UP
In Which Five Persons Die TTorrlblr
Other 1 tail way Fatalities Storm
Kills Three Oklahomans.
Binghamptou. X. Y Juue 10. While
a freight train on the Lackawanna
was taking water at Vestal, ten miles
west of here, at 0:45 p. m. Saturday
it was run into from behind by a double-header
wildcat freight. In the
second car from the caboose of the
stationary train was a large quantity
of dynamite, which was exploded by
the impact. Five men were killed aud
seven injured by the explosion. The
dead are: John P. Kelly, head brake
man of wildcat train; S. 1L Pol bam us,
conductor of freight: Elmer Polhamus,
trainman of freight; John Coulter,
fireman of the first engine of the wild
cat; Fred Witherby. fireman of the
second engine of the wildcat. Seven
others, all but two of them trainmen,
were Injured; several thought to be
fatally hurt recovered from the con
cussion and figure In the list of slight
Blew Ono Victim 440 Vards.
The explosion completely demolished
four freight cars. Much damage was
done by the concussion, most of the
windows in Vestal and Union, across
the rivr from Vestal, being shattered.
Binghamton's plate glass fronts did
not escape, many of the largest glasses
in the center of the city being broken.
The shock was Telt at a distance of
thirty miles. All through the early
morning hours . the rescuers toiled
about and among the burning freight
cars at the scene of the explosion, but
it was not until late yestrday after
noon that Krtions of the last dismem
bered body to le accounted for were
discovered a quarter of a mile from
where the explosion occurred.
Fatal Accident In Kansas.
Wichita, Kan., Juue 10. The east
bound 'Frisco passenger train No. 10S,
which left here Saturday afternoon,
was wrecked at Greenwood, a station
sixty miles east of here, lujuriug ten
Iersoiis. two of whom will die. The
fatally injured are Mrs. II. W. Smith,
of New Kirk. O. T., and Conductor K.
A. Eckers. The train was going at
the rate of thirty miles an hour, and
at an abrupt turn near Greenwood sta
tion the dining car and a sleeper
jumped the track. A range iu the din
ing car was upset and the live coals
from the range set tire to the dining
car. and within thirty minutes both
of the ttoraileil-varti were consumed.
FIERCE WIND FLAYS MITCH HAVOC
Kill. Three Persons. Wound. Seven and
Destroy. Wheat on 400 Farm..
Wichita. Kan., June 10. A corres
pondent who arrived here last night
from the scene of storm devastation
iu Kay county, O. T., says that the
storm of Friday night ruined the wheat
crop of 4oo farms west and northwest
of Black wcil. These farms are all iu
oue body of territory. The farmers,
who had purchased twine and harvest
machinery are askiug the local dealers
to take them back, and the dealers
have referred the matter to the fac
tories. The loss of crops will cause
110 distress, as the farmers are iu good
condition financially, owing to a suc
cession of good crops during the past
The storm did not confine its havoc
to inanimate things, hmvexcr. Three
persons were killed and a number
wounded at Kddy. The storm covered
u stretch of country ten mile wide
and thirty-six miles long, destroving
towns, farm houses and crops. The
three ersuns killed at Kdiry are: Mrs.
Maude McGathey, Louis ' Mc 'at hcy
and BolM-rt McGiffin; injured. Charles
Goldsmith, skull fractured; John Mc-
Brnin, leg broken; Hugh Prather, nose
broken: Judd McWilliams, head
crushed: Howard Hamagan. head bad
ly crushed: ltuhy Higinbothen, face
crushed and internal injuries; A. D.
Lvans, leg brokeu.
The rain simply fell in torrents from
early iu the evening until midnight.
I he fury of the storm centered at
about :30 p. in. at a point near the
Kansas state line, and just 011 the
county lines of Kay and Grant. O. T.
In the little town of Kddy of twelve or
fifteen buildings in the place all were
leveled to the ground except the rail
road station and elevator. The track
of the cyclone lietween this jioint and
Tonka wa, a distance of eight miles,
was laid waste. Five farm houses,
with barns and outbuildings, were
ldown away, but the occupants es
caped unharmed. The tail end of tho
storm fell tiKi Tonka wa. Thirty
dwellings and business houses were
scattered like so much loose lumber.
The citizens of uie town had lieen
watching the advance of the storm,
and had sought shelter Iu caves ami
cellars. No fatalities are reported at
I'uiengcra Were Lucky.
New Hampton. Ia.. June 10.
Through passenger train No. 5, going
north on the Chicago Great Wstcrn,
wns wrecked yesterday morning two
miles south of here. The express,
bagagge and mail cars and the tender
were thrown Into the ditch and more
or less demolished. No lives were
Batnafrlng Wind Iu Wisconsin.
LaCroyse. Wis.. June lo. A terrible
wind storm passd over this city and
vicinity yesterday afternoon, doing
lvnch damage. Several small build
ings were overturned, besides-lumber
plies ami loose articles were blown
pway. The storm lasted a short time,
but I he damage will le heavy.
Two Woman and at Man Drowned.
Dubuque, la.. June 10. Julius Gud-
era in and his wife aud Mrs. Nicholas
Kolle were drowned yesterday by the
upsetting of a skiff.
'UNWRITTEN LAW" AFICTION
Sou roe renor Says, and Tb.t Washington
Was Alrald to Bun.
Cincinnati, O.. June 10. "There has
leeii no time In our history when con
ditions would so justify the election of
u president to a third term as iu the
CHARLES H. GROSVENOIi.
case of McKlnley," remarked Repre
sentative Grosvenor to a group of
friends with whom he was chatting fa
miliarly. "McKlnley Is personally the
most popular president we have had in
a long time, and he has certainly most
creditably performed the duties of his
'I think it is time, furthermore, to
demolish the fiction -that there Is an
unwritten law. established by Wash
ington, that no president of the United
States may accept a third term. The
facts are as any student of the times
may discover that it was fear of tie
feat which implied Washington to de
cline a third nomination. Being a Fed-
1 eralist he was the object of very vio
j lent attacks on the part of the Detno
' crats of his day. and recognizing the
j growing strength of hl opponents, he
I doubted, as I believe, his ability to
again secure an election if he should
HE WEDS A NEGRO GIRL.
White Man tilve HI. Family a Shock by
Follow III); 1IU Inclination.
Bclvidere. Ills.. June M. Fred Zc
gar. a white man. married Miss Pernio
Newman, a colored girl, Saturday even
iug at Camp Kpworth. the Methodist
camp meeting grounds. Xegar liecnuie
iufatuated with Miss Newman, who is
a very attractive young lady, and de
spite the protests of relatives and
friends, insisted on having her bet-ome
Kcv. T. W. Ilyland. pastor of the
South Baptist church, performed the
ceremony. Ilev. Mr. Hyland said he
kuew of no reason why he should not
join a. negro and a white person. A
peculiar feature of the affair is that an
cider sister of the girl is married to a
whito man. Her husband is in charge
of Camp Kpworth. and the marriage
ceremony was performed at his house.
DASTARD COMMITS SUICIDE.
After First Trying to I'olton and Then
Shooting a Wayward tilrl-
Dctroir. June 10. Herbert Bonslett,
aged about years and married, Sat
urday lured Teresa Darowskl, aged
about 1M years, in to a I.arucd street
saloon, and after offering her a drink
which the police believed was poison
ed, but which she refused, shot her
several times in tho neck. The girl Is
in a hospital and may recover.
After shoot-ing the girl Bonslett
swallowed the Kiisoned drink and died
shortly afterward. The olice say he
was a man of dissolute habits and al
leue that the girl had lieen his mis
tress. They had quarreled and it was
only by promising the girl money tliat
Bonslett sui-eeiled in getting her to
come to the saloon, where he was
waiting to killfx'r.
In Memory of Confode'ate Dead.
Columbus. O., June M. Memorial
exercises were held over the graves of
the Confederate dead at Camp Chase.
School children sang aud addresses
were made by Uev. John X. Hewitt,
Congressman-elect Kminett Tompkins,
General Charles H. Grosvencr. Kx
Confederate General J. A. Arnold and
Howard A. M. Henderson and others.
A large quantity of floral offerings re
ceived from the south were placed ou
Republican Folate. Iu Iowa.
. Des Moines. Ia.. June 10. ix Re
publican county conventions were held
In Iowa Saturday. The governorship
I was the Issue in all. Madison instruct
' cd for Conger in accordance with the
! result of Friday's primary election.
I Montgomery indorsed no candidate for
governor. Clarke selected an anti
Cummins delegation without express-
Ing n choice. Dubuuqe instructed for
' Harriman. Blackhawk selected a
Harriuian delegation without Instruc
tions, and Cass indorsed H err lot t.
- Decision of Iowa Fopulista.
Des Moines, la.. Juue 10. The Popu
list state central committee has de
cided "in view of the probable Demo
cratic idatform. as forecasted by meni-
. bers of the Democratic state central
committee, favoring municipal owner
ship of public utilities and other press
ing reforms, not to call a state con
vention, provided the platform of the
Democratic party proves satifactory."
I 'cigarette Tax Law Legal.
Marshalltown, Ia.. June 10. Judge
Buruhatn. of the district court, decided
that the Iowa cigarette tax law Is con
stitutional and that the property of
' dealers in cigarettes and owners of
I buildings where they are sold may be
attached and sold for said tax. There
are several thousand dollars In this
county alone in back tax money due
Mow Wa Bit Infuriated" Kids.
Pana. "Ills., June 10. The infant
child of William Dewese, northeast of
here. Is dead, the result of a gunshit
wound. The 0-year-old son was left
In charge of the Infant, and lecame
infuriated because the ': child, cried,
seized the shotgun and killed it.
INEVITABLE TO OCCUR
Cubans Will "Kick" but They
:,.Wi!l Swallow Piatt's Dose
LATE NEWS FB.0M THE PHILIPPINES
Fute of the Missing MaJ. Hockefcller
Tatt Busy Organizing Govern
iiients Several Fights
Havana, June 10. The Conservative
members fo the constitutional conven
tion are absolutely confident that the
Piatt amendment will be accepted, and
that several Kadicals will joiu with
the fifteen delegates who have hereto
fore voted iu favor of acceptance. The
last few days sems to have brought
about a decided change iu the attitude
of delegates wh had been bitterly ar
raigning the AVashington government
for rejecting'the convention interpre
tations of the amendment. The strong
pressure from the outside brought to
liear upon the convention to finish its
business and to place the couutry on a
settled basis has had an excellent ef
fect uiion-the Uadieals, inducing them
to accept the Inevitable; and some of
them now argue that it would be iier
haps better to accept the amendment,
hoping for some form of independence,
than to prolong the military occupa
tion of the islam.. The convention
will meet in secret session today. It
is exacted that several days will
elapse before a vote is taken.
Major Hockefcller'. Fata Learned.
Syracuse, X. Y., June lo. A letter
from Paul J. Spillane. of the Xinth
infantry, stationed in the Philippines,
has been received by a friend in Wat
crtown. It states that while Spillane
was a prisoner of the Filipinos at Tar
lac lie learned fro minsurgeiit officers
the fate of Major Rockefeller, whose
mysterious disappearance early in the
war puzzled the American army. Major
Rockefeller, acc ording to the Filipinos,
was taken -prisoner aud went inml
while in captivity. Soon nfterwyPrTi be
died. Spillane says that the story of
the major's suicide after learning that
he bad killed his own son iu battle is
uu true, as Rockefeller was ill no en
gagements. I'rovinclol Governments Organized.
Mauiht. June M. The Philipipno
commission returned to Manila yester
day from the province of Xueva Kcija.
I.11.011. liavir.K organized provinc.al
.ovfintuciils :;t Sun IsSro. capita! of
th" province, with Captain Jacob F.
Rieps. .f the 'lwfiily -ciniiil ii.fantry.
as j!ovcr:!-r: l.iciiiciiant Ricbard t".
Day. of Use Thirty-fourth volunteers,
11s treasurer, and Lieutenant De Wilt
C. I.ybs, of t!ie s;in:e regiment, as su-pervi.-or.
Judo Tiiit toid the people
that if no power were given to levy
customs the O'poUst-s of the central
government would be provided by ad
t':t':il i:it;ri;.il taxes. He pointed
cut also that if the decision of the au
t in itios at Washington should result
in free trade with the Fnited Stales.
op niiig up such a great market, tho
increase in land values would enable
the people to respond to the increased
They Are still r'lglitlni; In Luron.
Lieutenant Wray's command has
Lal six engagements with tho insurg
ents in the province of Sorsogon. Lu
zon, killing six. Twenty-three instirg
nts were cantured at and near Ati
mouan. province of Tayabas, and sev
eral minor captures are reported from
oilier parts of southern Luzon, where
the insurgents are still active. The
icport that Ueneral Cailles has ur
rendered is unfounded.
Concluded To lie Graduated.
Jacksonville, Ills.. June 10. The
members of the senior class of Illi
nois college, who resolved not to be
graduated because two of their num
ber were . ref usd diplomas, decided
after a lengthy debate to be graduated
next Thursday. Their action, they
say.- was brought alwiut by the belief
that a coucellation of the commence
ment programme would injure the col
lege. Uow a State Solon Died.
Lansing. Mich., June lo. Michael
Doyle, reperesentatlve from liaton
county in the lower house of the leg
islature, died Friday in the rooms of
Edith Mandcrs. a hotel domestic, as
the result of taking a dose of carbolic
acid, which the woman said she gave
him In mistake for whisky. Miss
Mandcrs is a high school graduate of
Took On Too Heavy a Load.
Charlevoix. Mich.. June 10. The
steamer Kmina K.Thompson was so
heavily loaded with lumtier Saturday
that when it left the dock it careened
and filled with water, linking to the
bottom of the harbor. The boat now
lies with Its decks 'below the water.
iSome of the engineers and tiremeu had
Tills Desperado Has a Kecord.
Middlesboro, Ky.. June 10. Louis
Myers, alias Williams, n notorious
moonshiner and de.icrado, has been
captured here. He Is charged with
the murder of two women in Virginia,
three men in Xorth Carolina, one In
ivmtb Carolina, and the ehcrilt of
Uniccl county. Tenn.
Llone. Attack, a Trainer.
New Albany. Ind.. June 10. During
a perforniiuff lion show here a lioness
sprang jipon the back of Vasile Pope
sou, the tamer, burying her teeth in
the man's right shoulder. Two show
men beat off the lioness with iron
Missing Kedskln I. Heard From.
LaCrosse, Wis.. June 10. 'White
l!oy, the Indian chief who so myste
riously disappeared from view at this
place some days ago, and who was
feared to have beeu foully dealt with,
has turned up in Nebraska, where he
here, is dead, the result of a gunshot
Rut him a wealthy, xejlskl.n.
SAYS IT IS A BIG DELUSION
Man Who Runs United State. Weather
Write, of a French Idea.
Washington, June 10. The exten
sile reports of United States Consul
Covert, at Lyons, France, relative 4o
the success of caunon firing in France
as a means of protecting' orchards and
vineyards from hail storms, aud also
for the purpose of mitigating or nulli
fying the effects of frosts upon vegeta
tion, have prompted numerous In
quiries by horticulturists in this coun
try as to when, if at all, our govern
ment would adopt similar methods of
Professor Willis L. Mao re, the chief
of the weather bureau, actingunderthe
direction of Secretary Wilson, there
fore has issued to the press a state
ment of which the following is the
nub: "After an examination of all that
been published during the past tnvo
years my conviction is that we have
here to do with a popular delusion as
remarka'ble as is the belief In the ef
fect of the moon on the weather.
QUEER BILL OF A DRUGGIST
Ue Gets trl,9.0 for Taking Car. of a Man'.
in p u ta tedI.eg.
Concord, N. II., June 10. In the su
perior court A. 1. Fitch, a druggist, se
cured a verdict of $l,!.o for preserv
ing for ten years in alcohol the ampu
tated leg of the late John Pearson, a
wealthy resident of this city. In 1SS7
Pearson was attacked with a disease
which caused the amputation of the
leg. He turned the leg over to Fitch
with the instructions to preserve it In
Fitch followed the request, and for
ten years the leg rested in a glass jar
in the back office of the store. Shortly
after Pearson's death three years ago,
the leg was buried in the same grave
as its owner, and the druggist sent a
bill of $..1450 to the executors of the
estate. They refused to pay the bill,
with the result that Fitch brought suit
and got damages.
FORTUNE IN "OLD LETTERS."
Tliey Prove To Be a Lot of Rond. That Are
Worth Now $300,000.
Hartford, v'onu.. Juue 10. William
Warner, a drummer," of New Haven,
has just unearthed a fortune in a pe
culiar fashion. While rummaging
through an old haircloth trunk, the
property of a relative, he unearthed a
packet of letters. Thinking them a
bunch of sentimental effusions, the
work of his father, Warner stuffed
them into his grip and packed up his
sample cases for a trip.
While seated in the smoker he untied
the package, and great was his sur
prise ou finding them ootids of an early
issue of the New York, New Haven
and Hartford railroad with great par
cels of stock of both the Adams and
I'nited State express companies. Ar
riving in Hartford Warner hastened to
a brokerage firm, where he found he
had some $4S.000 of accrued interest
coming to him. as well us property
valued at ."i.oi'.
It is stated that the plague has
broken out ou the United States ttans
IKirt Kaiutuck, in quarantine at Na
gasaki. Copper veins have lieen found in the
hilis just east of P.utte, Mont.
Carnegie has turned over to the trus
tees the lo.OtHUHMJ he gave to the
Some of the highly civilized residents
of the national capital have beeu des
ecrating the graves of the heathen"
Chinese buried there.
Fire at Dallas, Tex., Saturday de
stroyed property worth nearly $90,000.
Somebody stepped on a match.
The Russian minister of finance has
raised the duty on United States bi
cycles 30 per cent.
Sarali IJernhardt says it is a joke
that story that she would play Romeo
to Maude Adams" Juliet.
The I'nited States is surpassed only
by rtJeat P.ritain In the matter of
by Croat Rritain in the matter of
Japanese imports of machinery, loco
motives, etc., Ilritish exports being
double those of the United States.
The United States furnishes more
than two-thirds of the rails used in
Members of the Midlothian Golf club
Chicago, attired iu old-time costumes,
competed for an automobile, which
turned out to be a goat.
Glasgow university is to confer the
degree of LL. D. on Andrew Carnegie.
Roman Catholics are makiug tre
mendous strides in Holland and likely
soon hold the balance of tower.
Secretary Hay has authorized Envoy
Rockhill to propose the submission of
the remaining issues growing out of
the Chinese indemnity to arbitration
by The Hague tribunal.
Snd End ofa Houcjrmoos,
. Umaha. Neb., June 10. Oscar
Thompson, of Hoone, Ia., Is in jail here
with a charge of horse stealing to an
swer, and his bride of a few days is
destitute among strangers. Her ward
robe, except what she has on. Is held
for debt, and her jewelry is in a pawn
shop. Thompson was married iu Des
Moines a few days ago. When he left
Roon with his intended bride it is
charged that he also took aloug a horse
bclouging to a tenant on his farm.
Tried a Sanguinary Suicide.
Pontiac. Mich., June IO. Frank
Taylor, a young man of Oxford who
became despondent because his sweet
heart married another man. attempt
ed to drown himself In a tank of blood
In Green's slaughter house yesterday.
He was rescued by his companions.
Cadet. Found Deficient.
West roint. X. Y.. June 10. The fol
lowing cadets have leen found de
ficient in examinations and dis
charged: Stephen M. Barlow and
Archie L. Persons. Wisconsin, and
Cadet Cron. Michigan.
Pre pari ok for the Endea vorers.
Cincinnati. June 10. The most elab
orate arrangements have been made
for the twentieth International conven
tion of the Christiau ndcavor here
July 6 to 10. ,
Waylays and Frightfully Mal
treats a 1 9- Year
ATTACKED ON LONELY ROAD
Young Man Suspected of
Crime is Under
Carbondale, 111., June 10. Sarah
Toeb, aged 19, is lying at the point
of death as the result of an assault
committed on her yesterday near Mc
Clure, 20 miles from here. She was
on her way to her sister's home and
when two miles from home she was
waylaid aud thrown from her horse
and fearfully cut and mangled, the
blood flowing from 11 wounds.
She succeeded in reaching a neigh
The crime is charged to A. S. Cas
tleman, a yaung man in the neigh
borhood. Castleman was caught at his moth
er's home, and there is fear of mob
violence. He will be brought here
and placed in the Alexander county
Horrible Crime la the Booth.
Atlanta, Ga., J nne 10. Bessie Jack
son, the adopted daughter of R. C.
Flower, of Popular Springs, a suburb
of Atlanta, was found near her home
this morning with her throat cut. A
negro boy employed by Flower was
arrested on suspicion.
RETURN TO WORK
Buffalo. June 16. Five hundred
machinists and helpers who struck in
the Depew shop of the New York Cen
tral a few days ago returned to work
today in accordance with orders of the
International Association of Machin
ists, which decided the strike was too
TWO PROMINENT DEATHS
IN LITERARY WORLD
London, Jnne 10. Walter Besant,
the novelist, died yesterday, aged 65.
Robert Williatr 19 Bncbnon,
poet and prose writer, is deu.
They Don't Believe It at Home.
Home, June lo. No credence is given
in Vatican circles to the report circu
lated that the I'nited SUttes govern
ment intend- to establish a legation at
the Vatican, though this, naturally,
would le very agreeable to the .Vati
No Military Honor for How gate.
Washington, u.Ine 10. lhe inter
ment of Captain II. W. Howgate's
body in the national cemetery was re
fused by the war department because
his friends could not furnish a certifi
cate of honorable service.
George E. Foss I. Beceptlve.
Chicago, June 10. The latest can
didate for the 1'nited States senate
from Illinois is Representative',oss,
who is announced as a "receptive" can
didate, at least.
Sort of a Cannibal.
An old farmer forrmany years got his
dinner on market days at a email hotel
kept by a widow.
She had long suspected that he ate
more than the price (Is. Cd.) warranted,,
so she determined to test him. She ac
cordingly arranged matters so that
there was no room for him at table, but
she took him Into a private room the
table of which was graced by a steam
ing leg of mutton. lie set to in good
earnest, and soon nothing was left but
Highly delighted with bis cheap feed,
on passing the bar he tendered 2 shil
lings for his dinner and a quart of ale.
The widow declined to take any pay
ment on the ground of having incon
venienced him so much.
Chuckling to himself, the farmer lift
ed down his market basket from a
hook, and, finding it rather light, ho
tore off the covering and shouted:
"Here, Mrs. Brown, where's my leg
"Why, ye old silly," said the widow,
"ye have ate your leg for your dinner!"'
Conversion Thronrh Pork.
An old Cambridge friend of mine who
had a good deal of the wisdom of tho
serpent in him had a farmer in his par
ish in Norfolk whom he could not get
to church. Whenever he pressed upon
him his neglect or his bad example ne
was always met with the same excuse,
"You bo too young and do not know
enough to teach such as I." At last he
gave up the farmer in despair. But
one day he happened to pass by tho
farm while his parishioner was en
gaged in killing a fine pig. My friend
said: "What a pig! Why. he weighs 34
stone!" "What dost thou know ot
pigs?" replied the farmer. "I only wish
he weighed as much." When they next
met. the farmer, to his surprise, told
my friend that the pig had been found
to weight just 34 6tone. lie added,
much to my friend's gratification, "And
thou wilt see me at church next Sun
day, parson." Manchester Guardian.