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ROCK ISLAND, ILL., SATURDAY, MAY 31, 1902.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
KING'S NATAL DAY
ARMY IS ORDEREI
A SHOCK TO ST. LOUIS
Officially It Is Celebrated Six
Months Ahead of the -Correct
Tribute of Citizens of Muskegon
REDUCED BY PRESIDENT
is Fittingly Dedicated.
Grand Jury Pronounces Discoveries There the
Worst in the
AND ARE OF AN
Are Beyond Belief and Will Take Years to
Fully Realize Their
St. Louis, May 31. The April grand
jury which has been investigating' the
municipal corruption made its final
report today. The report says:
"While there may have been corrup
tion in other cities as great as we
have had here, yet in no place in the
world, in no time known to history
has so much official corruption been
uncovered and evidence shown so that
all could see and understand.
Revelations Are Appalling.
"These revelations have been so
palling as to be almost Wyond belief.
It will be years before the extent of
the discoveries is fullv realized."
Two of Them To Be Made by
the President Next
ONE TO NORTH AND OTHER TO SOUTH
And May . Include a Bear Hunt
Down In Missis
sippi. Washington. May 31. President
Roosevelt has undertaken to make two
trips through the western country next
full. One will be in the southwest
ind the other in the northwest. They
will lie made in rcdcjnptioiiof promises
more or less specific made by the pres
ident last winter. About the last of
September the president will go to
Springfield. Ills., and to Detroit,
Mich., stopping en route nt some oth
er Itoint not vet" determined ilium.
Mar Include Hear Hunt.
In the latter part or Oototior lie will
go s far into the southwest as San
Antonio. Tex. He has been strongly
urged to go on a, bear hunt in Mississ
ippi as the giict fit the governor of
thestate.and it is osslpMcthat lie may
avail of this opjiortuiiity to accept tin
Invitation, for he must visit New Or
leans, which is nearby, on this trip.
TROUBLE FOR US.
Dulutli I'rognost icator Says I'uropc
i To Conspire Against
Duliith. Minn.. May 31. Ir. Arthur
Kcker. of iMiiuth. who foretold the as
sassination of President McKinley,
nnd who gained the respectful atten
tion of many on account of the result,
has just written to President Roose
velt warning him that the Kuropeaii
powers are conspiring to bring about
a war with the United States and urg
ing him to prepare for the conflict with
nil iossible rlispatch. He says that he
saw a spirit vision n short time ago,
and that the Interpretation of it means
that four or live European iovers will
combine against the United States.and
that the shedding of blood will 1m?
something awful to contemplate. We
are booked to win.
TABLET IS UNVEILED
TO ARCHIBALD FORBES
London. May 31. Field Marshal
Lord Woolsey this afternoon unveiled
a memorial tablet to Archibald
Forbes, the war correspondent, in
the crypt of St. Paul's cathedral.
Iowa .lrl Gom on a Tramp.
Madison. Wis.. May 31. Miss Fran
ces Shetterly. the pretty IS-ycar-old
daughter of a prominent and wealthy
hardware denier of lien Moines, la.,
was arrested in the railroad yards
here as a tramp, and is lK-ing held by
the police pending action by her rela
tives. She left home live weeks ago
because of some trouble she had with
a sweetheart, ami has since been
tramping about the country.
Jockey Killed on the Track.
Toronto, Ont., May 31. Pat Mea
gher, the well known steeplechase
Jockey, was killed yesterday at the
track. He was riding St. Sulphice In
the steeplechase, and while taking the
jump opiosite the grand stand his
mount fell, Meagher being under
neath. The horse rolled over him.
Meagher's Imek was broken.
Pennsylvania ln tbe Iioat Race.
Philadelphia. May 31. The trian
gular boat race letween the Junior
crews of Colunibuin. Pennsylvania and
Cornell, which was rowed on the
bckurlkil river lute . yesterday, wasj
won by Pennsylvania; Columbia' was
second nnd Cornell third. Time. 8:4S.
The distance was oue and a half miles
MAY OATS CORNERED
James A. Patten, of Chicago Doard
of Trade, Manipulates
Chicago, May 31. James A. Patten,
a prominent board of trade operator,
today brought to a successful close
a former corner in May oats which
has dominated the oats market since
last fall. It is said Patten had be
tween 10.1)00.000 and 12.000,000 bushels
of -May and his profits will reach
nearly a million. Yesterday May
closed at 43, but today jumped six
cents to 4ft Vi- There was little ex
citement but the corner didn't effect
WESTERN RECORD TOR
MILE RUN IS LOWERED
Chicago, May 31. There was a large
crowd at Marshall field this afternoon
to witness the contests in the second
annual western intercollegiate track
meet. The list of contestants in the
fourteen events was a notable one.
making the result in eacli a matter
of great speculation. Koechie. Wis
consin, wort the mile run, with Perry,
Michigan, second. Time 4::1 2-5. This
breaks the western intercollegiate
They Think the Karth Shook.
East Hampton. Conn.. May 31.
Many residents of the southern part
of this town felt what they tielicve
were earthquake shocks Thursday
night. The disturbance occurred at
9:30 o'clock, awakening sleeping per
sons. Jarring buildings and rattling
dishes. It lasted only alout thirty
Got It on the ftOlut liallot.
Adrian. Mich.. May 31. In the Sec
ond district Republican congressional
convention Charles K. Townsend, of
Jackson, received the nomination on
the S)lst ballot. The Washtenaw del
egation, which had been supporting
Wedeiueyer, of Ann Arbor, went to his
aid on this ballot.
Three Suspected Thuc Wounded.
Sioux City. Ia.. May 31. Three men
who were wounded in a light with
officers at Yankton. S. I.. are 1k-
lieved to be menilM-rs of a gang which
has lieen robbing South Dakota banks.
A supply of burglars tools was found
In their ossessIon.
Ghoul Itaid an Undertaker.
Ottuniwa, la.. May 31. tlhouls yes
terday morning raided John 0"b)ii
nell's undertaking establishment in
this city. They were discovered with
the corpse of A. J. Raymond, of Char
lton. In., and were routed. There were
Iowa Postoftlce Clerks.
Marshalltown. Ia.. May 31. The
Iowa State Association of Postollice
Clerks chose the following officers:
President. P. A. Hawley. Marshall
town: secretary. C. N. Tenner. Sioux
City. Cetlar Rapids secured the 11KXI
Kentucky Holds Her Uand.
Louisville, May .31. As a result of
a conference between the Indiana and
Kontneky state boards of health the
Kentucky lioard agreed to postopne
the quarantine order which was to be
come ffeetive June 1 for ten days from
Thin Settles the Matter.
Lincoln. Neb.. May 31. In a signal
statement published here. Chancellor
E. Renjamin Andrews says he intends
to remain with Nebraska university
everal years, unless the regents decide
otherwise or his health fails.
In Memory of Lafayette.
Paris. May 31. A number of United
Statesans made the usual pilgrimage
to Pic-pun cemetery yesterday and
placed wreaths on the tomb of Lafay
ette. Missing from the Connty Asylum.
Franklin, Ind., May 31. Mary
Ryan, an inmate of the county asy
lum, has disapiieared from that Insti
tution and efforts to find her have
proved unavailing. .
Little Girl Ilurned to IKeath.
Kokomo, Ind., May 31. Margaret
Bowersox, 8 years old. was burned to
death by overturning a cabiuct con
taining matches and alcohol.
CENEEAL OBSERVANCE IN BRITAIN
Feature of the Day at London Is
Trooping the Colors "
London, May 31. The birthday of
King Edward, who was born Nov. 9,
141. was officially celebrated yester
day, it having been decided as an
nounced in The Official Gazette on
April l." that his majesty's natal day
was to be celebrated in London and
on the home stations on May 30, as be
ing the most suitable time for a mil
tary display. On the other hand, for
eign stations will celebrate it Nov. 0,
CUKE OF CONS AUGHT.
the actual anniversary of his majesty's
birth. General interest in the celebra
tion was. apparently, not seriously di
minished by the expectations of the
greater series of events surrounding
the coronation. The towns throughout
tlii kingdom were gaily dt corn ted and
the shipping at the various ports made
the gajest displays of bunting.
"Trooping the Colors."
The day was observed at all the
home mtlitaiiv and naval headquarters
with parades and salutes. The chief
celebration was the ceremony of
"trooping the colors." on the Horse
Guards parade here, and the presenta
tion of colors to the new Irish Guards.
Stands covered with crimson cloth
were erected on three sides of the pa
rade ground and Were occupied by
thousands of privileged spectators, in
cluding the I'liitcd States Ambassador
and Mrs. Choate. and the secretary of
the I'nitod States embassy. Henry
White. Thousands of other persons
were grouped closely around the lines
KInjr t:ntIiulaMoalIy ltccelveil.
The troops taking part in tin cere
monies were battalions of the Irish
Guards, Grenadier Guards. Scots
Guards and detachments of the Life
Guards. Tremendous cheering greeted
the appearonee of the king and his
brilliant escort, which Included many
notabilities. His majesty, who rode
between the Prince of Wales and the
Duke of Connaught. wore the uniform
of colonel of the Irish Guards. I.ord
Roberts, the commander-in-chief of the
forces, who led the procession, also
wore the uniform of colonel of the
Queen Looks on from Window.
Ouecti Alexandra and other mem
bers of the roj-al family viewed the
scene from the windows of the Horso
Guard. The crowds present bared
their heads while his majesty proceed
ed to the saluting point. After an in
spection of the line of trooi and the
presentation, of the colors the cere
monies ended with a review of all the
troops on-the ground. The king dur
ing the afternoon presented colors to
the king's company of the Grenadier
SUCCESSOR TO I.OKI) PACN'CKFOTB
Hon. Michael ilent y llerhert Said To lie
the Coming Man for Washington.
I-oiulon. May 31. The Hon. Michael
Henry Herbert, who is nominally sec
retary to the P.ritish embassy at Paris,
will probably be the next P.ritish am
bassador to the United States, in suc
cession to the late lArd Pauncefote.
Herbert's appointment will probably
not 1m announced until the remains of
Lord Pauncefote arrive in England.
The only iiiestion in regard to Her
bert's selection is the approval of
King Edward. The Associated Press
understands that his majesty is taking
a keen personal interest in the matter
of Lord Panncefote's successor, for ho
will not be asked officially to confirm
or disapprove the candidate of the for
eign otlice until the period of time dur
ing which the government pays re
spect to the late I-ord Pauncefote has
While there Is no reason to believe
that King Edward will object to Her
bert, who Iras the official backing of
both English and United States diplo
mats, there must always remain an
element of doubt in the matter until
the suggested appointment receives
the royal sanction, and especially in
view of the acute attention which his
majesty has given to this important
promotion. The matter of Herbert's
going to Washington has been still
further complicated by the unexiected
delay In sending over Lord Paunee
fote's remains. The Rritish govern
ment officially fully . expected Ixrd
Tauncefote's lody would arrive in
England prior to the coronation of
King Edward, and it is not a little
disconcerted by the receipt of dis
patches announcing that the obsequies
in England will not occur until July.
Herbert's marriage of Leila, daugh
ter of Richard T. Wilson, of New
York, as a result of which he became
Meat Owing to the
Matters Approaching a
Crisis and Drivers
Chicago, May 31. The teamsters'
strike today spread to the department
stores. Eight v-nine men working for
the "Fair" struck. It was stated 400
nvore men, employed by other big
down town stores would be out to
night. The effect of the strike will
be to practicaUy'shiit off the delivery
of goods to customers anil bringing
in new stock. The -men make the
same demand as the packers teams
ters for better hours, higher wages
and recosrnition of the union.
Chicago, May 31. Chicago has be
gun to realize that a 'meat famine is
imminent. P.utchers vllio have liought
of the packers lighting the striking
stock yards teamsters; have lost their
ice supply. Restaurants are in straits
to procure choice meats. The commod
ity has risen, in price and many shops
are shut down In different parts of
the city. Holiday crowds yesterday
blocked wagons and cheered the strik
ers. President Albert Young, of the
teamsters' national union, declared
that the strike would be backed by
union labor, and won if it took live
years. P.utchers have practically aban
doned the hauling of nit at from the
yards. All passes issued by the strik
ers have been called in. and all meat
that goes out In cars is followed aud
Supplies on Uand for a I'fnr l)aj.
Monday night a jojit council of the
local teamsters' uuiol will be held to
determine whether all t lis union retail
shop butchers ai'e to be called upon
to stand by the teamsters and refuse
to handle the moats of "unfair" con
corns. At the leading hotels and res
taurants it was stated yesterday that
the supplies would last three davs
longer. If the strike is not settled by
that time the managers do not know
what they will do. It might 1h pos
sible to get meat if they had only to
deal with the packers' teamsters, but
the sympathetic stand of the ice men
and coal teamsters leaves the restau
rateurs completely in the hands of the
lrlvers Now Carry Artillery.
Meat is now delivered to hotels and
restaurants by armed drivers. This is
one of the results of the attacks made
on teamsters in the employ of Irwin
Pros. This firm lias equipped its driv
ers with revolvers, aud it is owing to
this fact that a load -of beef was de
livered early yesterday. Robert Ailing
was taking it to the Y. W. C. A.
building when three men waylaid his
team, tine of them soiy.itl the linos and
the other tried to pull Ailing from his
seat. The driver drew a revolver, and
a threat to shoot tin? man nt the
horses heads released the animals.
The driver theu turned his attention
to the men on the wagon, who also
Hod when he pointed the revolver at
them, threatening to kill them if they
did not get down.
WAR ON THE SALOONS
Grand Knpids Council is at Work-.
Hay City Triest Com
plains. Grand Rapids. Midi., May 31. The
new council, carrying out the wishes
of- the administration, lias refused
fourteen saloon men licenses after a
warm fight. What are considered to
be among the worst places in Grant!
Rapids will be closed as a result of this
notion as soon as the police authori
ties are ordered to carry out the wishes
of the aldermen. Six other saloon men,
two of them Frank Honueil and Frank
Anderson, conducting the finest re
sorts in the city. Wjcre granted one
week more of life it which to make
a showing before the committee on
licenses, and their applications re
Ray City, Mich.. Alay 31. Father
Kozlowskl. of St. Stanislaus church,
the largest congregation in this city,
says there are tixi mriny saloons in the
midst of his congregation. There Are
twenty in the Eighth ward, or altout
one to every fifty families. Several
children under 14 have recently been
arrested and let off with a lecture, for
buying "beer, while the dealers have
not been molested, a It hough several
are doing business without having as
yet taken out their licenses.
closely related to ine vantlernilts. the
Ogden-Goelets and theAstors, will not
In any way interfere, according to
opinion here, with his usefulness as
Great i'.ritaln's ambassador at Wash
ington. - .
GOV. BLISS PRESENT AT CEREMONY
Many Floral Tributes on Tomb of
Late President in
Muskegon. Mich., May 31. One of
the most impressive Memorial day
carried out in
tills city was
the one leading
up to and in
cluding the un
veiling of the
of the late Pres
gether with the
large bronze fig
ure of the mar
is a gift to the
of Muskegon by
Clias. II. Hack
ley, a million
of this city, and
it was erected
at a cost of
m'kivlet moxttmext AT was a fine pa
aiusKEiiox, Mini. ratio. Out lie re
viewing stand were Governor Rlissand
staff, Mr. Hackley, Charles II. Xie
haus, the sculptor. The programme
here consisted of n prayer by Rev.
Charles I hidden, an oration by Clar
ence V. Sisson, and patriotic music.
' Flowers on Tomb at Canton.
Canton. ().. May 31. Many beauti
ful flora 1 offerings t- bo placed upon
the tomb of the late President McKin
ley were received here, including a
large crate of choice flowers from the
White House at Washington. Other
offerings came from Chicago. Cleve
land, Pittsburg, and eastern points.
Later Mrs. McKinley took the flowers
to Westlawn and had them arranged
about the tomb.
HORSES KILL A TIGER
Gets Into a Car Containing Thirty
K1 nines and is Kicked
Poughkoepsie. X. Y.. May 31. A 2-year-t-ld
Indian tiger was killed In a
fight with horses on a circus train
while en route from Goshen to Pough
keepsie yesterday. The tiger, which
had beer, recently imiorted. escaped
from its wagon-den while the train
was in motion. It crawled over the
tops of four wagons and entered a
car containing thirty draught horses.
A' fierce battle ensued, the panic-
stricken horses plunging and kicking
at the savage intruder. When the
train reached here the tiger was found
doatl and mangled under the hoofs of
one of the horses. Six of the horses
were badly scratched and bitten.
RESULT OF VERDICT
Is Another Homicide in the McFct-
ridge Trial in Chi
cago. Chicago. May 31. The verdict in
the McFctridge murder trial was re
sMnsible for a murder which occurred
shortly after midnight. A party of
McFctridge' s friends called at his
house during the evening to congratu
late him upon his aciiuittal. ami after
arranging with 1dm for a dinner this
evening, at which his liberation was
to be celebrated, left his house.
While walking down the street the
men who had just left McFctridge.
among whom was Walter Xolan. a
prize fighter, met John and Robert
Warkc. the latter a one-armed railroad
When called upon to cheer for Mc
Fctridge the Warke brothers passed
on without replying. -Xolan thereupon
struck Robert Warke in the face. The
recipient of the blow turned uion the
prize tighter, but was struck down
with a club in a few moments. Xolan
and his party were arrested.
Culver Hoys to Go Hut
rourbon. Ind.. May 31. Culver Mil-.
itary academy, of Culver. Ind.. will
send fifty or more members of its
ivalry mitl infantry to visit sections
of Yellowstone park June J for some
practical field service as well as a
vacation. It is intended to make a
camping expedition through the park,
spending alternate nights in camp and
(.eft an Infant at Her Door.
Chicago. May 31. When Mrs Ida
Hodson heard a wail from the front
part of her home at iWdt; Wotxllawn
avenue she hurried to investigate. On
the front porch in a basket she found
an infant. The baby was taken to the
police station. Eater the police took
the child iu the patrol wagon to tuc
St- Vincent Orphan Asylum.
McClsughrj to His Critics.
Milwaukee. M:if 111. Warden Mc-
Claughry has made a reply to his crit
ics, stamping as raise uie cnarges
rainst him while, warden at w aupun
penitentiary. He especially denies j
chaining prisoners in dungeons, ana
sars he never accused officials of fur
nishing the convicts with saws and
revolvers . - .
of Permanent Military Establish
ment is To Be Cut to
Minority Members of Senate Committee Op
pose Views of Majority on
Washington, May 31. r.y direction
of the president Secretary Root issu
ed a general order decreasing the
strength of our permanent military
establishment, changing the ratio of
ts makeup as provided in the general
order issued last May to carry out
the armv reorganization law.
I'nder that order the total strength
of the army is fixed at 77,27 men.
Todav's order reduced it to 00,407.
Minority on Caanal.
Washington. May 31. The minority
members of the senate committee on
isthmian canals have prepared a re
port opposing the views of the ma
jority, which will be presented to the
senate today. It is directed mainly
to showing the impracticability of
the Xicaraguan route, and especially
on account of the volcanic disturb
ances, favors the Panama route.
PUMP RUNNERS TO
RESPECT MITCHELL'S ORDER
Wilksbarre, Pa., May 31. There is
every reason to believe the pump
runners will respond with practical
linaniniit v next Mondav to President
Mitchell's order to strike unless
granted the conditions prescribed by
the Shamokin convention.
That the operators do not propose
to yield is evident by the high fences
and barbed wire which they have
placed around the colleries and the
large number of cots, together with
bedding and provisions that are being
stored inside the colleries.
Hundreds of extra coal and iron
policemen have been employed and
armed, principally with revolvers.
NEW YORKER KILLED
IN AUTOMOBILE RACE
Xew York, May :1. Andrew Feath
crstone, assessor of the borough of
Richmond, was killed anil four other
persons hurt at Grasmere, Staten Is
land, today when automobile" speed
tests were being made to break the
world's record for a mile.
Thompson's Trial Not Set.
Port Huron. Midi.. May 31. Xo
date has yet been sot ,for the trial of
Charles I). Thompson.' the. defaulting
Maecabee official, nnd the probabilities
are the case will not be brought on
this summer. The jury cases for the
present term have been alwuit dis
posed of. anil according to the practice
in this circuit no jury is drawn for
the summer term of court.
Ilrltlsh 3rnle famp Ones North.
1-athrop. Mo.. May 31. The P.ritish
mule camp which lias been maintained
here since Xovember. irxil, during
which time SO.tXKI horses and mules
for use in South Africa have lioen han
dled, is to be moved to Toronto.-Canada,
immediately. Xearly ail the Brit
ish officers stationed here have already
Letter Carriers of lona.
Marshalltown. Ia.. May 31. The
Iowa State Letter Carriers" associa
tion .elected W. .1. Clark, of Cedar
Rapid, president, and W. II. Devine,
of Clinton, secretary. Clinton Is the
next meeting place.
Heart Trouble Carried Hi in OflC,
Dubuque, Ia.. May 31. J. R. Kis
selle. agent of the I'nitod States Ex
press company here for thirteen years,
and an employe of the company for
forty-five years, died suddenly of heart
Harrows Shown Improvement.
Oberlin, .. May 31. The reports
from the sick room of John H. Har
rows are very favorable, and so far as
present symptoms Indicate the outlook
is unite eneourw glnar.
Statement Officially Denied.
Rome. May 31. The statement pub
lished by The Daily Mail, of Ixuidon,
on May 29, that at the consistory to be
hold June 0 the pope will nominate
Archbishop Keane, of Dubuque, Ia.,
to succeed the late Archbishop Corri
gan, of Xew York, is without founda
tion in fatt.
Was a Nurse In the Civil War.
Litchfield. Ills., May 31. Mrs. Me
linda E. Rowley, wife of Alexander
Rowley, died at Litchfield, aged til.
During the civil war sln was a Union
nurse in St. James hospital. Xew Or
leans, and later at the barracks In
that city, where she met Rowley.
fow. Man Die. Suddenly.
Des Moines, Ia., May 31. Michael
II. King, a contractor and politician,
well-known throughout the state, died
suddeuLs: restore? sx from apoplejcy tie.
THE PANAMA ROUTE .
was a member of tne DeS- Moines
board of public works and the city)
council for fifteen years.
Young Woman Dies in Chicago
From Beauty Op
eration. SUTrOCATION AND heart failure
Follow Facial Massage and Circum
stances Are Otherwise
Chicago. May 31. Six hours after
having boon subjected to a face beauti
fying treatment at the hands of a
specialist Miss May Thompson, of
W-! West Monroe street, tlied. and tho
coroner and police are striving to ac
count for her sudden demise. Tho
facial massage physician, who was in
attendance on the young lady, mado
use of a plaster cast during the beau
tifying treatment, and it is thought
probable that Miss, Thompson diet!
from heart failure, superinduced. lyj
Theory That Is Not Accepted.
mis tneory. nowwor, is not accept
ed entirely by the police ami the caso
will lie invcstigatotL Miss Thompson
who came from Daraboo, Wis., was
employed as a stenographer by;
Sprague, Warner & Co.
ARE IN WAR PAINT
Outbreak of Yaqui Indians Against
Mexicans in Ari
zona. Xogales, Ariz., May 31. An out
break of Yaqui Indians occurred '.Id
miles from Ilermosillo in which eight
Yaqnis and two Mexicans werehill
ed. The Yaqnis set out in a souther
ly direction and another fight is ex
pected. The disaffected Indians num
ber about 400, of whom 100 are fight
ing men. The Yaqnis are not hostile
to the Americans.
Ohio Socialist 'Nominate a 1 irKet.
Columbus. .. May 31. The state,
convention of the Socialist party was
held here yesterday with fifty-sis dele
gates present. The platform was a
ratification of tho declaration of the
national convention at Indianapolis in,
10H. A full state ticket was nom
inated. Mother CoiumJM Murder anil Suicide.
Xew York. May 31. Mrs. Rosej
I'ioginow. wife of a news dealer, kill
ed her tj-year-oid daughter Rertha yes
terday by gas asphyxiation, and then
eon.mil tod suicide by taking carlmlic
aeitl. The woman had been a suffer
er from a nervous disease for several
Valuable Fresh Water Pearl.
Prairie du Chicn, Wis., May 31. Tha
finest fresh-water pearl yet obtained
from the Mississippi has been found
by t5olfrey Card inc. a clam fisher. It
is a delicate pink iu color, perfect, and!
weighs fiftv grains. It was purchased
ty P. O. Hei.ie for $2.000.
raase Away at the Age of 103.
Des Moines, Ia.. May 31. Xoah
Rrockway Racon. who was 102 years
af age on Dec. 10, 1001. is dead at his
home in this city. On his last birth
day he entertained the Octogenarian)
cluli. of Des Moines, of which he was
the oldest member.
Ex-Governor Pennoyer Is Dead.
Portland. Ore., May 31. Sylvester
Ponnoyer, ex-governor of Oregon, died
suddenly yesterday afternoon of heart
Fatal Gan Firing; Accident.
Wichita. Kan., May 31. While pre
paring to tire a Decoration day salutei
here a gun belonging to Rattery A,
Kansas state militia, exploded prema
turely, wounding three members off
the battery. George Hatter, of Peck,
was fatally hurt.
Pasains;" of a Star.
"Madam." said the facetious boarder.
"this turkey reminds me of a steadily
waning dramatic star."
"Well." said the landlady, I supposa
you want somebody to ask you why."
"Because." eald the facetious boara-
er. "It comes on In smaller and yet
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