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FIFTV-SIXTII YEAK. NO. 112.
MONDAY. FEBRUARY 25. 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
EVELYN THAW HELPS CASE
IN FACE OF DIFFICULTIES
Clears Up Some'Damag
L ing Evidence on Cross
STATE MOVES SLOWLY
Witness Denies a Nunbsr of
Searching Questions Deal
i ing With Her Past.
New York, Feb. 25. During
tlic emit inuance today of his
ross examination t if Kvclyn Neso';
Thaw testifying in the trial of Hartv
K. Thaw for the murder of Stanford
While. District Attorney Jerome con
fronted ihi witness with Ir. Cailtoi
Flint and asked if she had not burn
io him with .lack Hiinymmv. Mrs.
Thaw looked at the doctor who ha i
been placed within a few fee' of he:-,
hesitated a moment and then dcokitv 1
she had never ft en the man before.
It was on of ;he most dramatic iuei
uents of the trial.
Millie- l.itlle I'rourc..
At the conclusion of the menuing
session of court Jerome seemed '
have made little progress today li
! lit n. li the cro-s examination g still
far from completion. As a natter !'
tact t!ie prosecutor enabled Mrs.
Thaw to oxphiri a number of thiii'j
which appealed very mir-h a,';ii:i-t
her ami the defendant last week.
MoIImt (Utit Whllr'N It t .
Willi reuaid lo While's Utter of
credit which she had in Europe, lic
declared she hail not been informed
of the letter uuiil at sea. She deniei
ever having used a penny of ji be
st If, but said l; r moiher got ii ail.
Thaw Miming ii over to hr. Yhuw de
clared the money "poison."
Il.nl I Willi iliu-lif.
Willi regard to. cabling While fro; 1
London. Mrs. Thaw declared ii had io
do with her mother and an attache i f
the Amuican embassy in the Knglisti
capital. This attache, she said, ha 1
"sneaked tip to her molh'-r's bedroom
and insulted her." Mrs. Thaw deni. i
the cablegram had anything to do
with her going off to Europe with
Ilml fl.OIMI or 'Miiiw'n Moii.-v.
Alter recess Mrs. Thaw said when
she left Paris in W. she had about
a thousand ded.ars which Thaw ha 1
given her. She stayed at the Savoy
and Navarre hotels in New York for
While at Ihj Savov she began M
BIG SUM IS MYSTERIOUSLY STOLEN
FROM U. S. SUBTREASURY AT CHICAGO
questions, in the form of an affidavit
from her mother. A letter and euve'
ope were shown Mrs. Thaw, who iden
tified the writing as that of White.
The envelope was postmarked Boston.
Jan. 2u, l:"'2. It was addressed to
Charles llartnett. White's private sec
retary, requesting him to notify th'i
Mercantile Tnisi compr.ay. when F e '
lyn was leady to start on her vacation. '
to send her weekly checks for $25 ana 1
an additional check tor ?2uo.
i;il'r-lie il Memory.
The introduction of this lei if r an!
several clucks signed by Evelyn an!
Iter mother lefreshed Mrs. Thaw's
memoiy to the extent she said she
lived at the Audubon apartments from
Feb. lo io April 1. 1:102.
Ilo'wten April 1 and April 17, Mi;;.
Thaw and iter mother went to live ;i
Wellington. .Jerome spent some time
in ue eloping t!:is point ami apparetu
!y at '.allies mi.rii importance io it.
Checks given in payment of hotel bills
wile drawn ag.rns; the deposit made
in the New Amsierdam bank b White
! :ho joint nedii of Mrs. No bit and
Met Tli:tv ( Dinner.
Witness ies;ili.'d sl.e first me1 Thaw
Between $175,000 and $200,000 Missing for a Week and All
of Secret Service Are Brought
J t ween E
Feb. 25. Somewhere be
lli (i and $200,1100, it was
learned today, has completely disap
peared from the local subtreasiiry in
the last week. The authorities here
and in Washington have been working
night and day mi the robbery since it
thief YAilkle oiniiiK.
Chief Wilkie of the I'nited Slates
secret service has left Washington f r
Chicago to take personal charge of the
investigation. . Secretary Shaw was
told of the theft when in Chicago last
week and was in conference with Sub
Treasurer William Itoldenweck and se
cret service ollicials.. Th? money was
taken either a week ago Saturday, the
next day, or last Monday.
I ne stolen money was in bills of the
denomination of Sl.ooo, $.-,,11110 and $lo,
either in Dec lr.her,
1 ai a ilitm. r at
Thaw. This dinner
nie. and lasted cr
was taki n
l'.'ol. r January.
Kei-'or's given by
was after a ma.i
iaps ;;n hour. Sh"
to the dinner by another
da'e of the next meeting
TOSSED SILK FLAG AT PRESIDENT;
OETEGTIVES THOUGHT IT WAS BOMB
Hoston. Im b. 25. What was thought
for a moment to be an attempt to as
sassinate President Roosevelt causd
a (Mimii otioti yesterday morning at 'he
railway station fiotn which
ident stalled lor Gtoton. .!
train bearing; the
par:y was starting
pel lee: ly
not roc;. 11.
aske ! .leroni-rational?"
iim- I 11 t l-'ebriinry. Ittca.
Fp lo Ft bi nary. i:to2, witness had
1101 observed anything irrational about
not proposed mariiagj
aft ntions we re not
;in those of other men.
lid soon atier her ac
Thaw he sent her '"
. but she returned
w. The 111 xt t i in-
requested hi 111 Hot
Thaw. He had
to In r .and hi;
more marked th
Mis. Thaw si
wilii some tlow i
the money to Th;
she saw Thaw slit
to do such a thing again. He apolo
gized. She denied her mother made
In r leturn the money. Witness said
she hnd often been at dinner with
Ccorge l.tikn r and .Jac k Harrymore.
t oiirrniilcil with Diii lnr.
Mrs. Thaw was then confronted by
Ir. Coellem Flint. She denied posi
tively she had ever seen him before
or that she hud gone to him with Rar
rymore. Justice Fitzgerald ruled out the ques
tion whin .1: rome asked witness if
White had not urged her to have liar
rymoie anxsltd on the charge of se
duction. Hull I siiia VAiiilr- li.Mtf.v.
In teliing of her trip to Europe Mis.
Thaw said she used only some ;f
While's letters of credit and it wis
for her moth- r. She got all of 11.
Thaw had said the money was pee
ihe IV; -
esitknt and hi.
u; a mitidle-aged
niiiu lan quickly down tiirougli the
crowd and down the platform after
til;! ! 1 a in.
President Uoo-evelt was siauding o-i
ihe platform. As ihe m.ui apiiro tcii. d
wi'hin a few tie; of him he hurh-l
wiiii all his might a paper-cover .1
parcel toward Mr. Koo.-evc!'.
"It's a bomb." 1 xchiime i : ome oa.
in the crowd, and there was a ru-ii
toward ihe '"bomb tiirower." One
the detectives tried to ward off til-
was throwing it.
ly. though harn-
aifc'e as ihe man
but ii landed salt
When it was seen that no explosion
followed, a sigh of selief wen; up from
every i.:u . The p:ii kagt ii was learn
ed, was ;i silk Hag inclo.-e;! in a pe
per bag. the gift of an. admirer to the
His unofficial vir it of two days 1:1':
ed. the pre.-iiieni r.ii.l ,iiembers of !iis
family departed for Washington la-U
night in a special car.
Tiie pnsideni devoteil Sunday to a
1 rip to llroion, whic h is In miles from
Rosli.n, where his son Keniei is a p-i-P'l
at a prcpataterv se'x '. M .
itt ti.-evi it and Miss E nel i'oo .evtdt
were alieady there, ami the president i 1I ''u"t nia'
was accompanied by Mrs. Nicholas
Young Greeks Brought to Amer
' ica Kept Under Rule of
boys ARE slaves HARRIMAN TELLS OF VAST
DEALINGS HE ENGINEERED
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ACTS
Protests of Governors and Mayors from 1
All Over Country at Last Are
ALICE NELSON'S VOICE CHECKS A
PANIC IN AUDITORIUM AT CHICAGO
Washington. Feb. L'V President I ished the first vi 1
ojsi,vilt arrived at Washington a
:''! on the renin! irip from llo-ion.
A panic in the
tiring the gr.ia 1
pre.-i nee tf min.l
Chicago, i'eb. :.
A I'elitorium heie 1
was iiveiied bv the
t:f Miss Alice Nitdson. who was singing
;he prima domta role. A small bhiz
underneath the stage caused the siage
manager to order the steel lire cur
tain lowitel. Tile sigh! of the bar
rier and the smel! of smoke lirought
the aiidienr-e of over l.UiiU persons t i
their feet in alarm.
A dash for ihe e.xils had already be
lli wii' n AMss .:eisoii dartca midi r
t:!e desci nding i iuiain ami caileil to
the orchestra conductor:
"Play ihe 'Star Spangled Rainier'!
Her voice ro.-e over the tumult and
tilled Ihe panic before she had fin-
believe the "terrible stories" Whit-
hail told her about Thaw, and went
out with While several Units, (idling
him of her travels with Thaw.
Kurw All ltiMit Her Mother.
"Did you tell him about vour liio'li
"He k'new more about mamma tha:i
"What did he tell you he knew
about, your mother?" I
Dilmas objecled and was sustained.
Jerome, reading from a statement he
secureti from Mrs. Holir.an. asked t.e;
witness if her mother and Miss Sinion-
lon had not gone to White upon their
return from IJtaope and t:;ed him
with the girl's story of her downfall,
ihe architect replying. "My wife is on
one side and my son on the other, an 1
may God strike me dead if I ever
Tlirin-il Colli tien eeortl.
"Yes, he told me." said Mrs. Thaw,
"and he told me his body turned ic
cohl when they accused him. He said
he could handle a dozen mamas, but
was afraid of this Simoiitcm woman."
-Mrs. Thaw said Thaw hail sent fori
Miss Sinionto-i to accompany Mrs.'
Nesbit home, as she was determined
lo go. She declared that Thaw had
paid Miss N'esbit's fare to America. I
Witness never had seen Thaw take'
cocaine, and did not tell Abraham j
Humniell she had, nor that Thaw ha 1 1
tiled to administer cocaine to her. I
lr. 'Minn- lli f r-li-il. I
New York, Feb. 2.V Kvelyn Nesbit
Thaw resumed the stand in the Thaw
case (his morning.
Mrs. Thaw looked refreshed after her
tiiree days respite ami answered the
first question put to her confidently.
Jerome, a son the previous days of his
ross-examination, continued to jump
about from point to ioint in the wit
Dt-nird Mir Kan tvny.
Mrs. Thaw lenied she had run away
from home with another girl before
going to Philadelphia. She said it
was perhaps a month after the drug
ging in the Twenty-fourth street house
that an account was opened for her
in the Amsterdam bank by White.
Ilrnm'ril ly Molhrr'a Att'uliivll.
Jerome continued to hold the niu
fioe of documentary evidence before
the witness, before answering hii
CONFESSION OF MURDER
OF STEUNENBERG READ
Steve Adams Implicates Haywood,
Moyer and Pettibone, Miners'
Wallace, Idaho. Feb. LT,
)f the plot to assassinate
Sieunenberg was Saturday read to the
jury which is trying Steve Adams for
the murder of Fred lyler.
I Adams' confession states that he join
ed the Western Federation of Miners
a- Cripple Creek; that he knew Moyer
Haywood, and Pettibone; that Petti
bone told him to go to Idaho and see
Simpkins. tiiat thty wanted to "get''
bteum nlierg; that 'Pettibone wen: lo
.Haywood and got $1111 for his expens
es: that the manner of "getting" Stjit
I nenberg was iett to htm; that he went
.to Idaho, met Simpkins, and there plan
ned the crime. According to the story,
after reaching Wallace, Adams and
01 hers engaged for the purpose went
to the timber and shot claim jumpers
He says he then went back to Denver
but as 110 money had been sent to at
tend to the Steunenberg matter, he let
BOYS START PANIC
Open Radiators During Services
in Italian Church at
STEAM SUPPOSED SMOKE
MRS. BRADLEY DENIES GUILT
Woman Who Killed Ex-Senator Brown
of Utah Arraigned in Court.
Washington. Feb. 25. Mrs. Annie M
. I Rradley, indicied for murder in the
first degree for the alleged killing of
former Senator Arthur M. Brown of
L'tah, when arraigned today pleaded
not guilty. No time was set for tlu
trial of the case.
LEATHER TRADE GROWING
Industry Contributes $150,000,000
Commerce of United States.
Washington. Feb. 25. The leather
industry contributed $15H.nU.0n0 to
the foreign commerce of the Unite 1
Slates in the year lDiHJ, against les
than $55.11110.011(1 a decade earlier. The
value of hides and skins imported i
the calendar ear was $S4.M)U.0h). ha
ing quadrupled in 10 years. Of leath
er ami us 11: tiiiuacture's exported, th?
figures for 1'JoO were over $45.diirr,(irt;
and in lSOC were less than ?1!j,00),uihi.
am was raised
d 0:1 the stage
heme ;.lld ii'.i
ci e 1 a
Then ihe cur
v a -
Washington, Feb. 25. A determined
effort is about 10 be made by the fed
eral government to break up the opera
tions of certain padrones who for sev
eral yeais have been engaged in the
iraflic of importing Greek boys, who
are held for long periods in what
amounts to absolute slavery.
The governors of several states, the
mayors of maa large ci:ies, and other
persons have tiled complaints with the
s'eietary of commerce and labor that
has resulted in an order calling for a
thorough investigation of the padrone
system with special reference to the
importation of (h'tek boys.
Si--i:il Am-nls nl Work.
Special agents of the
already at work in
the diiec'ion of Alchilbiatles Seraphic,
a Greek inspector at ports in Florida
wiiiie aliens are admiitet'.
In the movement just started by the
1 tiefiil aiiiiitiiiiies to i.r:'ak up this
t'allic I hi good oibces of the; Greek
government have been enlisted and the
foieign office at Athens has given as
surances that everything will be1 done
at that end 10 prevent tlte shipment of
Greek children to the I'nited States,
ii is understood that the Greek gov-
even go fun Iter, in con-
sequence ot the steady inroads
department are t.u
New York under Mn ii -:h i
was adopted appropriating $100,000 ad
ditional for clerks in third class post
offices. A change also was made in the pro
vision for paymeut to land granted rail
roads for carrying mails. The view
provides that $17.1') should be paid per
ton for all mail carried over S.OuO.OiMj
pounds, and the senate committee re
duced the weight to 5.im'U,ikm) pounds.
On imiiiii li-rllliii-.
The controversy between newspapers
and magazines which carry coupon ad
vertisements was disposed of by the
adoption of the following:
"That hereafter newspapers anil per
iodicals may carry blank or printed re
turn coupons as part of an advertise
ment eir other blank space for writing
concerning subjects treated, not in ex
cess of one -ihird . of ihe superficial
area occupied by the advertisement or
article, without impairing their rights
to second class rates of postage. No
discrimination siiail hereafter be made
in inclusion or exclusion of any publi
cation 1 111 end or offered for entry as
second class mail, but the rule of in-
ion or exclusion shall be uniform
111 regaiti to all inimical ions ot the
same class or character or relating to
the same subject or matter, anil all of
such publications ail other included or
IturH i 'it 11 teen.
Washington. Feb. 25 The house
Siiluro.iv niiih' adopted an r.nii ndm-:it
tei ihe sundry civil bill providing that
no bar or cam ee u w here 'intoxicating
liquor is sold shall be maintained ui
the National Soldiers' home.
.Mr. Howei suck of Kansas precipitat
ed the ele iiate. which has been aniici-
Insists There ' Was No
Speculation in $4-0,-000.000
BUT PAID BIG DIVIDEND
Attorney Objects When He is
Crowded Too Closely by
upon I parcel for elay j. iy offering the amend
the population of the country by mi-ir.em providing that no part of the ap
gratioii. and refuse to issue passports pi op iat i:ns carrie'd in ihe Dill for sol-
tiieis' home- dr:ulil be a p;e rt tone el to
iive America as their
home where a cf.ntcen is
to subjects who
I'ra.l ii-.-illv llt-lil in liiinl:m-.
Information has ueen in the hands of
the commissioner general of immigra
tion for a Ions lime that Greek bovs.
many of them of tender age, cmploved ! Fir at Sandusky Results in Fatal In-
in boot and shoe shining snops iind I
GIRLS IN A PANIC
alier a wild owibitrsi of che: nng.
During the 'r.fu.-.on -onto one 'li
st led the dressing twnn 01 M. Consian-
line. leading tenor of the San Carlos i
Opera company, and s'ole a diamond I
pin which had b; em presented te him
by the king of Spain. The trinket;
wa v.itued at several thousand ehd
lars. Baltimore. Feb. 25. President Uoose
velt passed through Baltimore on his
return to Washington at noon. Owing
to an accident to an accommodation
train on the I'emisyl vania in a tunnel
here, the federal express to which is
aftaehe d the president's car. was shift
eel to the Hacks of the Baltimore &
Ohio and the train proceeded over the
other piaces. were practically heiei m
bondage. Ffforts have Ijeen made re
peatedly to secure evidence to this ef
fect, but officials heretofore
eel in the step tnkeM--ti
That padiones are engaged in the bus
iness of importing Greeiv boys and that
boye come here under contracts gen
erally mailt1 with moir parents is
known as a mailer tif fact, but i- has
been found to be almost impossible to
secure positive evidence on this point.
juries to One Man and $50,000 Loss.
Sandusky. Ohio, Feb. 25. The Bitt-
' ner building burned today, following a
Iteirirle explosion of gas in the base
1 . .
have tail- n,an ,1;,mMl t-Iemmer was
-d44eliiJj;r,,!,a,,I-v fi,all' hume.l. The loss is
! jf.jii.iiiin. 1 nere was a panic among
I the "it girls employed in an adjoining
laundry and many of tiieni fainted.
from the unconscious or si niggling
mass of humanity, women, young boys
and girls say it was miraculous that
none of theun we re killed. It is cer
tain the greater number of the m won...
have been suffocated had it not been
for the prompt rescue measures of
three or four men who worked with
frenzied haste, dragging out the women
and children first.
WHO SHALL PAY?
Question With Regard to Meat
Inspection Now Before
Blaze at Pittsburg.
Bin. -burg, Fe-b. 25. Fire today de
stroyed two large buildings in Liberty
street occupied by the! Derby Desk
company and the Baker Office Furni
ture company. Adjacent buildings
we re somewhat damaged. The Sev
enth Avenue holed caught fire. The
1 building was savttl. but the furnishings
, were ruined by water. The guests es
caped in safely. The loss is $:;5o,mii.
Frenzied Congregation Pile 20 Deep
in Stairway and 30 or More
Chicago, Feb. 25. The cry of "fire"
111 a west side Italian Koman Catholic
church yesterday morning miring a
children's mass lestilted in a panic in
which lid persons, nearly all of them
women and children, were injured.
Father James Gamber.i was singing
the service in the Sancta .Maria Adilo-
oiata church. Grand avenue and I'eoria
street, when the alarm came. The
church auditorium is on the second
hh;or, anil escaping steam from radi
ators on the first lloor was mistaken
Down a flight of IS stairs the people
rushed or fell, shrieking in terror, ami
piled up in a small landing until the
layer of struggling, groaning humanity
was more than 20 deep.
l ike Iroeiiiul Miiirtmf,
It re-embled in a small way tlv
death stairway of the Iroquois theater
fire. Most of those injured were tram
pled upon by nearly a hundred per
sons, who broke through a window at
the 'foot of the stairway and jumped to
the ground 10 feet Indow. Ten or fif
teen were pulled out unconscious.
Many others were cut by the broken
Three mischievous boys were . the
cause of the pauic. They slipped into
the church and .oosened the valves of
two steam radiators on either side of
the main entrance and then ran out
letting the steam escape in an ascend
mg ciomi tnat looked like smoke to
the frightened Italians. The police are
looking for them, g
SEE FIRE; DIES
Man Victim of Paralysis at
Alloona. Pa.. Feb. 25. The Lyric
theater was eies'royed by tire early
yesterday morning. W. W. Reading,
aged. 7". of Dixon. 111., while hurrying
to the tire, died from a stroke of paralysis.
PROMISES FINISH FIGHT
Total Appropriation Bill Provides
Increases for Rural Carriers.
Boy and Girl are Married.
Virginia. 111.. Feb. 25. Harold Web
ster, aged IS, and Miss Cora Fielder,
agetl 111. members of prominent C'a.ts
county families, were wedded at the
bride's home here yesterday. They
are the youngest couple who have been
married here in 40 years.
BAILEY IS CLEARED
Texas Senate Dismisses Prob
ing Committee Before
iiiik'k ei tirk Mivr l.ivrM.
Those who assisted in 'pulling
Washington. Feb. 25. When
agi ictiltuial bill was taken up in
senate today imi ndnients adding
imii. Ooo to the appropriation lor
New York, Feb. 25. Edward J I. Har
rimaii was the first witness called when
the interstate commerce commission
re sumeil its inves'igai ion today intej
the so-called llarriman lines. Ilarri
nian ide ntified the staieinent prepared
by Controller Mali! showing the value
of stocks aceinired by the I'nion Pa
cific and Oregon Short Line since July
1 last amounted to $1::i.'mmi.uou.
Harriiiian testified the purchases of
the I'nion Pacific in Baltimore & Ohm
amounted to $45. ("to. emu were to lie
paid for in March and September.
nrnit'il He sim iriilnf iuu
llarriman denied 1m and his asso-
iciates had been speculating in securi
ties. I heir purcuase.s were a reinvest
ment of the proceeds of their sales of
Northern Pacific. They were- not niael
for the purpose id' securing 1011'rol of
the roads in question. The investments
were made for the purpose of improv
ing the income. Witness had no plan.-
as to future sab s of the present hold
ings. I':ii.l fat IVr I nil lit lilruii.
New York. Feb. 25. llarriman testi
fied I hat out of the proceeds of I he
sale of $1ii.ih)0.iiiiii in bonds of the Al
ton, a l!0 per cent dividend was paid to
SIiiiiiIk in Tre'lillii'lllit v.
When Counsel Kellogg for the com
mission endeavored : obtain from llar
riman the names of individuals wh.i
sedd Alton stock to the I'nion Pacific,
Milburn of Harriman's counsel inter
rupted and said the question was not
within the scope of interstate com
merce, and was purely a personal mai
ler. Kellogg declare el the valuation hael
been inflated beyond nil lvason. a 1011
spicuous example of inflation. He saiel
the commission announced il would
decide' the question eif power this af
llai rimati denied knowledge of or
participation in the sale of Jlo.imo.oO'i
JAMES STARR ECKELS DEAD
Lawyer of Princeton, III., and Father
of Former Controller. ,
Chicago. Feb. 25. James Starr Eck
els, for more than 5o years a prom
inent lawyer of Princeton. 11., and
father of James H. Eckels, former con
ti oiler of ihe currency, is dead at hi
hemie in Princeton. He had beer, in
feeble health for two years.
bonds of lite
York Life In
Alton at fitj to the
Austin, Texas, Feb. 25. The senate
today passetl a resolution dismissing
the Bailey investigation committee be
fore it could prepare its report, exon
erating Bailey in every particular.
The vote was 15 ayes to 11 nays.
Austin. Texas. Feb. 23. So far as
the house members of the joint legisla
tive' committee appointed to investi
gate the charges against Senator Bail
ey, are concerned, the investigation is
at an end. At an executive session of
these members Saturday it was decided
that no furtheu testimony should be
heard, and a sub-committee was ap
pointed to review the evidence, mak
ing findings on the undisputed facts
and report to the full commi'tee at the
earliest possible moment.
prevemeiits in forest preserve:', ami
providing that heieafter the dale of 1:4
pection ami canning must be placed
on lain Is et meat products. we;e
adopted. Bevoiidge offered an amend
ment placing the cost of meat inspec
tion on 1 he p ickers. Warren i.ave no
tice at the proper time he should make
a point of order against the amend
Vnn! In l- iclif II Out.
Interjecting an endorsement ef th?
nmendnieiit. G-iiiinger rental kod he
hoped if Beveri'lge was defeated today
en a point of order, he would bring the
question before the. senate in a speeda!
bill early in 'tie next congress, "and
we will fight th's matter to a finish,
ami see whether the American peo-
pie are 10 be taxeet wun an expense
which belongs to the packers."
ItriMirtw on l'Mlni tfl'nim.
Washington, Feb. 25. The senate
committee on postoffices and postroads
Saturday reported to the senate the
postoffice appropriation bill. It is es
timated that an increasre jf about
nOO.ooo has been made over the amount
appropriated by the house bill, which
was a Jittle more than $209.0itO,oOi).
The largest item of increase was an
amendment advancing the pay of rural
carriers to $900. The present pay of
such carriers is $720 and the house bill
increased this to $S40. The house
made appropriation to increase the sal
aries of clerks and carriers in post
offices of all grades, and to this the
senate committee added provisions to
carry into 'effect the plan of Fir6t As
sistant Postmaster General Hitchcock
for graduated promotion of clerks and
carriers up to $1,200. Special grades
are created above that amount where
emergencies and character of service
Edward C. Cooper Dead.
New York. Feb. 25. Edward
Cooper. ;,ged "' J ears., vice? preside
et Sieg'l. Co.tper & Cel.. of Chica
r.nel th:s citv. died here Saturday nig
ot doiiDle pneumon:a. He was horn .1
Peoria. 111., and came to New York
livti years ago.
Madrid Hears Philippines Experienced
Deadly and Disastrous Wind
Madrid, Feb. 25. A Manila dispatch
announces the southern Philippines
have been ravaged by a cyclone, 20 1
persons killed and thousands rendered
Former Fire Chief is Dead.
Chicago. Feb. 25. William 11. Mus-
hani. feirme r chief of the Chicago ti".;
department, died Saturday night of
DIES OF NICOTINE AT 6 YEARS
Connecticut Boy Smokes 70-Year-Old
Walerbtiry, Conn., Feb. 25. GuyTan
ni'r. agetl tl years, is dead of nicotine
poisoning. Death came with violent
convulsions. As an examination show-'
eel unmistakable signs of poison, the
nu'elical examine r. Dr. A. A. Crane, re
turned a certificate of dea'h by nico
tine poisoning, caused by a pipe 70
years old, which the boy had used clan
destinely for weeks. His father, Gil
bert Tanner, and his grandfather had
used the pipe all their lives.
ROOT RIVER ON RAMPAGE
Flooding Valley and Running Through
Streets of Houston, Minn.
La Crosse. Wis., Feb. 25. The Rex it
fiver, (lowing through southeastern
Minnesota, is on the worst rampage in
its history. Hundreds of tons of hav
storetl on 'he bottom land is ruined
ami farmers are moving their steick to
place's of sate'ty. I lie river is nowitij;
thiough the streets of Houston, a vil
lace 20 miles west of this city. All th.;
roads in the valley are inundated and
the rural mail carriers have been com
pelled to cease work.
Miss Johnson to Wed Italian.
Cleveland. Feb. 25. Miss Elizabeth
Flournoy Johnson, daughter of Mayor
and Mrs. Tonr L. Johnson, is -ngaged to
marry Signor Frederieo Mariani of
Milan, Italy. The date of the marriage
has not yet been set. Miss Johnson,
in adeiition to being the daughter o"
the famous "Best Mayor of the Best
Governed City," is well known in the
atrical circles, having been on the
stage with Annie Russell.
TO GIVE UP MANEUVERS
War Department to Abandon Drills
While Troops Are Absent in Cuba.
Washington, Feb. 25. The war de
partment has decitied that plans for
the joint maneuvers of the regulars
ami national guardsmen arranged for
next summer must be abandoned. The
absence of so many regulars in Cub
cripples the home forces and there are
no enough soldiers in the country to
make the camp effective.
Suicide Blames Whisky.
. Bloomington, III., Feb. 25. After
writing a note saying "Whisky did it."
James Steward, aged 32. of Weldo.v
make it necessary to provide advanced J drank carbolic acid yesterday and died
compensation. Anotner amenument toon after.
Jefferean City Scare Grows.
Jefferson City, Feb. 25. John M.
Dougherty, a clerk in the house of rep
resentatives, was removed to the
Emergency hospital last night, suffer
ing with smallpox. He is the fourth
man connected with the house of rep
resentatives to contract the disease.
Gunter, Novelist, Dead.
New York. Feb. 23. Archibald Cia
vering Gunter. publisher, novelist and
playwright, died suddenly Saturday
night of apoplexy at his home here.