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M- If S77J i HI I' i 1 I I 1 ! I f M Js ' U : i- r lO.GENTS A WEEK. 0N: THE WING. The Cripple Creekers Sarraount All Obstacles, Or Else They Build Tracks Around Them. The . Industrial Army Is Now in Kansas. IT READIED HORACE At 1 1 O'clock A. M. and Is Com- ing Eastward. The Train Was Ditched Once But Starts Again. 'the u. s. marshals With B. P. Wagener's Special Leave Salina To Meet the Common wealers and Stop Them. The Tains Within 25 Miles of Each Other. Salina, Kans May 10. The Cripple Creek industrial army with its stolen train came to grief at 3 o'clock this morning' when ita train was. ditched and badly wrecked near Chivington, Colo rado, a short distance west' of the state line. General Sanders and his common wealers after the ditching of the train went into camp at Chiviugton for the night and the men got what rest they could between the time of the accident and daylight this morning' when they were summoned to the work of getting their train out of the ditch. The men worked with a will, and although their train waa badly wrecked, they had it on the track again and were ready for travel shortly after 9 o'clock. Tln-y it 1 Wo Water. . Some dilliculty was experienced in getting fuel and water, but the men car ried water for their engine from a neigh boring well and i roke open a Missouri Pacific coal house and secured the neces sary' fuel. The Cripple Creekers cheered lustily as the train pulled out of Chivington for the east at 9:4(5 a. in. There was nothing ft special interest about the trip until about 11 o'clock, when General Sanders and his army pulled into the town of Horace, Greeley county, Kansas. Sheriff James Hurt of Greeley county, who is at Tribune, the county seat, the first station east of Horace, shortly before noon wired Governor Lewelling for as sistance. Sheriff Hurt informed the gov ernor that he waa absolutely unable to muster sufficient force to capture the de termined common wealers and asked the governor to send him the necessary help. Mora Ohitruc luu Placed. The Missouri '-ILacific ollicials have been at work all morning placing ob structions on their track between Horace aud Selkirk, fifteen miles further east. The railroad officials are coufident that the wealers will- be unable to either re move the obstructions or build around them. General Attorney Waggener in his special train with United States Marshal Neely and his deputies left Salina for the west at lu o'clock for the purpose of arresting General Sanders and the lead ers of his army. Waggeuer's special train of United States deputies reached Geneseo at noon. There the number of deputies was in creased by reinforcements from the south. The possa now number over 100, nearly all armed with Winchester rifles. Mtnbitl Neely Id Charge. The train consists of five coaches and the special car containing the Missouri Pacific officials. Marshal Neely is in charge of the force. Marshal Neely has writs from the United States court for the entire army to be arrested for stealing the Missouri Pacific train, and interfering with the " transmission of the United States mail. The train of deputies is running swiftly, and expects to get as far west as Scott City by half past four this evening. BEST EXfilNElxTHE VARUS. At Uarac the Industrial Engines. Chang Their , IIorack. Kaa., May 10. The stolen train arrived her about noon. The Cox eyites abandoned the stolen Denver & Rio Grande switch engine which had be come almost useless and seized the best passenger engine in the Missouri Pacific yard. At 1:15 they were still here waiting for the east bound passenger train to pass them. They will not iuterfere with the running of any regular passenger trains. Keaoh.es Loot!. Leoti, May 10. 3 p. m. The Sanders Coxey ite train ha just reached this point having passed by ail the obstructions be tween Horace and Selkirk. This brings the two trains within twenty-live miles of each other. THE GOVERNOR NOT IX A II I UK Y. Towelling Apparently Opposed to Inter fering 'With, the Train. When Governor Lewelling was going , to dinner about 1 o'clock this afternoon the following telegram was handed to him by a Aiisaouri Pacific local official: IIokack, Kaa, May 10, 1894. I D. Lewelling, Governor, Topeka. Kansas: Am called upon to arrest here a body of over 5u0 men who have taken forcible possession of a train of Missouri Pacific railway and getting ready to start east .wit.i it. I cannot get force enough to ko the arr.,L Will you send me two j or three companies of militia? Answer f quick. - James Hurt, Sheriff. When the governor had eaten his din ner and returned to the state house which was about 2:20 p. m. he held a long con ference with Secretary of State Osborn and then wired the following reply to the sheriff of Greeley county: James Hurt. Sheriff, Horace. Kansas: Telegram asking for troops to arrest 500 men who have stolen Missouri Pa cific train received. Was train stolen in Kansas? Have any depredations been committed in your . county? Have war rants been issued and process been re sisted? Are the men still in your county? Lw D. Lewelling, Governor. While Governor Lewelling was con sidering what reply to make to Sheriff Hurt's dispatch. Secretary of State Os born made the suggestion that he did not see how Governor Lewelling could have the men arrested without a requisi tion from the governor of Colorado, the men having committed no depredations in Kansas. Governor Lewelling thought it rather strange that the telegram he received should be on a Missouri Pacific telegraph blank instead of'fin the regular Western Union paper and it also lacked the usual sending and receiving marks. EXPECT TO It IDE CLEAR THROUGH The Industrials Tallc to the People at Sheridan JLake, Colo. Sheridan Lake, Colo., May 10. San ders' industrials passed through here at 10 o'clock today, the obstructions near Chivington having been removed by the united effort of the railroad employes and industrials about midnight. The army stopped here half an hour, expect ing to receive supplies, but only a sack of flour and one lof of bread were donated by the citizens. Although the men were hungry when the general called all abroad, they climbed on the box cars and cheered the crowd good naturedly. To an Associated Press representative one said: "We have met with every con ceivable obstruction since we left Pueb lo. The company ,has ditched three en gines in the worst cuts on the road, and emptied every water tank, and our en gine will hardly steam from using bad water out of creeks. The damage the company has done to its own property will amount to thousands of dollars. However I have received a message from Division Superintendent Derby saying the right of way is clear and we expect to ride clear through to Washington." The railroad company has decided not to put any more obstacles in the way of the train. THE SITUATION HERE. Interesting Correspondence Retween Rlie Waggener and the Governor. General Attorney B. P. Waggener of the Missouri Pacific, arrived in Topeka in-his special Missouri Pacific train of four coaches and a private car, over the Santa Fe from Atchison at 5 o'clock last evening. Mr. Waggener had before leaving Atch ison instructed the local Missouri Pacific attorney at Salina to have warrants sworn out for the arrest of all of General San ders' commonwealers on the charge of bringing stolen property into the state. When he arrived in Topeka Mr. Wag gener was informed that the Saline coun ty officials had refused to issue the war rants, but that the mayor of Salina had said that he would not allow the com monwealers to stop in the town. When Mr. Waggener was informed of Governor Leweliing's having said "Let them come," he said, "I will just make a written request on the governor and make him show his hand." Mr. Waggener immediately wrote the following which was belivered to the governor by a special messenger: Topeka, May 9. Hon. I.. I. Lewellin?, fiovernor of Kansas: My Dear Sir: A mob consisting of about 500 men have stolen a train of cars belonging to the Missouri Pacific Kail- i road company and are now proceeding east with it on the tracks of the "com pany, and in a manner to endanger the life and property of the traveling public. I have applied to the authorities of Saline county to issue warrants for the arrest of these parties for bringing stolen property into the state, aud they decline to comply with my request, although proper affidavits therefor have been made and addressed to the county attor ney. In this emergency the Missouri Pacific Railroad company appeals to you as governor of Kansas to render such assistance as may be necessary to rescue its property, protect the traveling public 1 11 (4 piCCUII A LA 1 till. I Ul1VULIVUJ J fcUtO organized mob. Kindly advise me at once, by bearer, what, if any, steps you will take in the premises. Yours truly, B. P. Wta6eneb, General Attorney. Governor Lewelling took the matter under advisement. United States Marshal Neely arrived from Fort Scott in a special train over the Missouri Pacific while the other railroad officers were at supper. Atout 8:30 o'clock Police Captain Gish called on 3Ir. Waggener in behalf of the governor and asked if the report that 250 deputy United States marshals had been sworn in was true. He was in formed that it was simply a rumor and he took that word back to the governor. About 9 o'clock a writ of replevin was issued by United States Commissioner E. A. Wagener for the stolen train and it was decided that Commissioner Wagener should accompany the special train for the purpose of swearing out warrants and issuing writs as might be required. It was a few minutes after 10 o'clack that Governor Lewelling sent his reply to Mr. Waggoner's request. The mes sage, which was delivered by State Printer E. IL Snow's son. was as follows: Topeka, May 9. Mr. B. P. Wagspner, Ueneral Attorney for the Missouri Pacific: Dear Sir: lam in receipt of your communication of May 9, 1894, haiided me by a special messenger one hour ago, in which you state that a mob of about 500 men have stolen a train of cars be longing to your company, and are pro ceeding east with it, endangering the life and property of the traveling public. You ask ma in this emergency as gover nor of the state to render assistance in securing your property and protecting the traveling public. In reply permit me to say that no offi cial information has been received at this office that the peace-officers of any par TOPEKA, KANSAS, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 10, ticular county have failed or refused to perform their duty. ' "-. If, as stated, the county authorities have failed to act as demanded by your company, it is safe to presume that in their opinion" no criminal offense has been committed. I beg to say therefore that without additional evidence and un til the peace officers themselves or the citizens of the respective counties are heard from, I would deem it unwise to take official action. Indeed, if the peace officers themselves have failed to perform their duties, it still remains that no au thority is conferred by the statutes upon the executive except the power to order out the militia of the state, and I am con strained to believe that the circumstances Jin the case are not sufficient to warrant such action. Yours respectfully, L. D. Lewelling, Governor. About 11 o'clock the special train which brought Mr. Wraggener from Atchison, was again put in motion and left Topeka over the Santa Fe for Osage City. It was the plan when leaving to take the Missouri Pacific at Osage City and go west until they would meet the commonwealers with the stolen train. . Before leaving Topeka the United States marshal made an effort to enlist some deputies but did not have much success although he had a small posse when the train pulled out of the depot - . Those on . board the special train were General Attorney Waggener of the Mis souri Pacific and his private secretary General Superintendent Clark, of the Missouri Pacific; United States Marshal Neely and his deputies; United States Commissioner E. A. Wagener,and a corps of reporters who will keep the public in formed of the news at the front. Who Went From Topeka? The brave men who accompanied United States Marshal Neely as his posse of deputy marshals on the Missouri Pa cific special train last night did not go because they wanted to fight common wealers, but because they wanted to see the fun. Marshal Neely only succeeded in en listing ten deputies before the special train left Topeka. Those who accompanied the party were: Dee Wilkerson, I. A. Strauss; ex-policeman, Frank Lyman, an old sol dier by the name of Briggs, a young man by the name of Baker, Mike Thomp-i son, County Clerk Chas. T. McCabe, Dick Hodges and Ed Horner. Two writs of replevin were issued by the clerk of the United States court be fore the party left Topeka. One writ was for the engine which belongs to the Denver and liio Grande and the other was for the cars, which belong to th-3 Missouri Pacific. - GOLD CLAUSE IN CONTRACT Kew York Bankers Say Commissioned ltreidenthal Is Mlsiatormed. New York, May 10. From conversa tion had with a number of prominent bank officers of this city, it appears that the state bank commissioner of Kansas is . somewhat mis informed, as far as " his utterances have been published, as to the extent to which New York banks compel the making of a gold note by their correspondents. A few banks do retain the gold clause in their contracts with banks, the Bank of America being the most prominent of these institutions. They do it, not with the idea of forcing payment of the principal in gold, which is seldom done, but be cause they have never seen lit to go back to the old form of contract used before the currency panic of last summer, when nearly all banks inserted the gold clause in their printed notes for use with bank customers. Probably not twenty per cent of the bank loans with banks are now made in New York with the gold clause. A different policy obtains with respect to loans between , banks and brokerage houses in which nearly every bank in New York insists upon the gold note. It is not a separate contract from the loan agree ment, but merely a single line inserted that the payment is to be made in gold coin. The legality of the operation has never been questioned by the New York on eastern banking author ities and bank officers here believe the Kansas regulation now brought to light could be shown to be without founda tion. LOCAL MENTION. Capt. W. A. Whitaker of light battery A, at Wichita, inspected light battery B last night at the armory. The. military board wa3 present and witnessed the in spection and pronounced the battery in good condition. Rev. B. L. Smith of the Frist Christian church is in receipt of telegram from Rev. J. H. Hardin announcing his un avoidable detention in Oklahoma, and that he will be unable to be present and preach tonight as has been announced. Dr. J. L. Gilbert has completed the chemical examination of the stomach of William Beasendahl, of Smith Center, whujdied under mysterious circumstan ces and found traces df morphine. By a mistake in the bill the appropria tion bill for maintenance and repairs for the Girls Reform school was made to read $ 1,2J0 instead of $12,000, End Attor ney General Little holds that the law must staud. The repairs contemplated on the building will consequently have to be abandoned. Not to Be 1J Is concerted. "Yes, madam," said the cement seller, holding up a plate whose frag ments had been glued together, "you will observe that Stickum's Patent Family Comfort cement holds any thing firmly and lastingly. To this plate, for instance, I now suspend by a wire a twenty-five-pound weight and the cement holds firm. I increase the weight to thirty pounds and " Here the plate broke along its cracked lines. "And you will observe, madam, that the plate breaks with ease, thus giv ing an opportunity to cemetit the edges more evenly whenever it is de sirable to do so." All Fourth ward Republicans are in vited to the caucus at the court house this evening. STILL TALKS COXEY. The Senate Again Discusses Allen's Resolution. Ir. Teller Profits by Wolcott's ' .. Fate, AND TALKS MILDLY About the Doings of Coxey and His Men. Says They Should Not Have Been Molested. Washington, May 10. When the sen ate met today a bunch of La France roses graced the desk to be occupied by Mr. Patton. the new senator from Mich igan, appointed to succeed the late Sen ator Stockbridge. v: Mr. Allen, the Populist senator from Nebraska, introduced a bill to repeal the act regulating the use of the capitol grounds, under which Coxey and his lieutenants were prosecuted. Air. Peffer introduced a resolution for the appointment of a special committee of three senators to investigate the con dition of the country with especial refer ence to the prevailing business depres sion, and what, if any, legislation will afford relief. Tire Allen resalution to investigate the alleged police clubbing on May 1, then came up-, and Mr. Gordon, (Dem. Ga.) took the floor. Result of the Paternal Idea. . Mr. Gordon said that the Coxey move ment was the child of the paternal the ory of government. The remedies for existing conditions, he said, were to be found in the decentralization of power. Mr. Teller favored the resolution. Coxey was a law-abiding citizen. He and his followers had trudged here through the rain and mud and were entitled to respectable consideration. He did not endorse the statute under which they were arrested; he did not think the sen ate could refuse to investigate the police clubbing. He himself would furnish the names of witnesses. Whether Coxey was a crank, or not, did not matter. His scheme was absurd, as were many others put forward in the hour of distress. But it was not a wicked scheme; it only asked congress to provide work for the unemployed. .' ;f The Allen Coxey resolution went over without action, and the tariff debate war resumed. - ",' OMAHA'S PROPOSED ARMY. Cavalry, Infantry and "Wheelmen" to - Move on Washington. Denver, May 10. Gov. Waite has re ceived the following letter: Omaha, Neb., May 7, 1894. Governor Waite, Denver. Dear Sir: My purpose is to recruit a regiment each of cavalry, infantry and wheelmen, either in Colorado or further west and march overland. We cannot procure railroad transportation until we reach the head of navigation upon the Red or Arkansas rivers. Then procure boats for the infantry while a cavalry pa trol will go ahead with a wheelman's pa trol on the other bank, arousing the in habitants and collecting sustenance. We will be accompanied by a good band and a glee club for campaign and patriotic song. We will advance either up the Ohio, Tennessee, or Cumberland rivers, to the head of navigation, and then march overland to Washington, in case we are refused railroad transportation. Signed J. J. Ferron, Captain of Co. B. THE COMMANDER GOT DBVNK. The St. Louie Army Deposes Its Leader and Breaks in Two. St. Loris, May 10. A special to the Republic from Vandalia, 111., says: After arriving here last night General Morri son, commander of the St. Louis brigade of commonwealers. became boisterously drunk. This morning the army prompt ly deposed him and elected in his stead John Schwart as their leader. Fully one-half of the army are Germans, and they decided to follow Schwart and to separate from the rest. They had met with very little sym-" pat hy all along the road, and when they arrived here the men were almost starved and ready to commit acts of depredation. A subscription of $25 was raised this morning to buy provisions and furnish them transportation by wagons to the next town east. The German contingent went east, while the balance of the wealers, with no leader, started north. SALT LAKE'S COMMON X EAL. A Train of Sand Curs to Be Ditched to Stop Them. Denver, May 10. The Salt Lake commonweal regiment, numbering 300. is marching peaceably along the line of the Rio Grande Western railroad toward the east and has not yet attempted to seize a train. The railroad company keeps a train of empty sand cars' on ahead of them ready to be ditched in order to block the pro gress of any train that might be stolen. A. CARLOAD FOR COX KV. Springfield, Mo., Send Food to the Com monweal. Springfield, Mo., May 10. As a re sult of a mass meeting held in Spring field Saturday night a car load of flour and provisions were today shipped to the Coxey army at Washington. The car contains besides 20,000 pounds of flour a cguantity of sugar, canned goods and 'miscellaneous provisions. The freight is paid through, and' the bill of lading forwarded to "Gen." Coxey. Benefit for lncleside. An entertainment of much merit will be given in Library hail about the mid dle of May. All friends of Ingleside si ild go and enjoy this evening with I. a hors.. ... 1894. A DRUNKEN CONGRESSMAN. Here's a Companion Place to Brccjpln-rldre-Hs't from BIlasourL. Washington, May 10. Congressman John J. O'Neill of Missouri, who needs no introduction, has distinguished him self by striking an inoffensive man. About 2 a. m. Dr. James H. Stone, of 1310 Rhode Island avenue, waa standing at the door of a drug store on Pennsyl vania avenue as O'Neill and two other men, all hilarious,' came along. , Seeing Dr. Stone, who was a stranger to the statesman from Kerry Patch, O'Neill said: - "Hey, old man, waiting for an angel?" Dr. Stone could not understand such language, and he said so. "Well, maybe you' don't like it," re sponded O'Neill. "No, 1 don't," said the doctor. "Well come and take a drink of Boda," said O'Neill. The doctor did not want any soda and he told O'Neill so with emphasis. "See here, maybe you are mad?" said O'Neill. The doctor replied that he was not in a very good humor over what had tran spired. . . ' About that time he turned his back. Then the fiery temper of the gentleman from Missouri asserted itself. He clinch ed his list, drew back his muscular arm and let drive. The blow struck the doc tor in the back of the head and came near knocking him down. Dr. Stone went out, the druggist closed his store, and the three hilarious gentle men proceeded to "take in the town." They had not gone far before Officer McGrath arrested Mr. O'Neill on com plaint filed by Dr. Stone. At police sta tion No. 1 he gave his name as Browne, and deposited $5 as a guarantee that he would appear in the police court to an swer to the charge of assault and battery. No. one appeared, however. The district has $5, Dr. Stone has a sore head, and Mr. O'Neill has no x recollection of any thing of the kind having occurred. O' Neill is the congressman recently seated, in place of Joy. OAKLAND REPUBLICANS. Delegates Nominated to Be Voted Oa at Saturday's Primaries. The Republicans of Oakland last even ing nominated delegates to be voted on at Saturday's primaries to be sent to the county convention. The caucus was called for Monday night by the central committeemen and the caucus met at that "time at the Oakland school house. M. W. Gibbon was elected chairman and A. E. Jones was chosen as secretary. The caucus then adjourned until last night, when the following delegates and alternates were selected: DELEGATES. ALTERNATES. Scott Kelsev, C. G. Sherer, C. H. Sheffield, E. Holcomb, M. A. Millard, J. E. Brown. The delegation is instructed to vote for the nomination, of Major Morrill for gov ernor. ' ONLY A FEW STRIKE. Two Companies in the Pittsburg:, Kaa, Mining; District Suspend Work. Pittsburg, Kas., May 10. As a result of the announcement last night by many of the miners that they would quit work today, the Western Coal & Aiming com pany's mines at Fleming and the Wear Coal company's mines at Kirkwood are both idle, the men having suspended work. All other mines in the district are running at full force. ARRESTED FOR BURGLAR Y Four Bad Characters Locked Up This Homing. The grocery store of Samuel Cunning ham, at the corner of Eighth and Lake, was broken into last night during the rain, and about $50 worth of goods stolen. The thieves broke a lock on the front door. This morning Captain Gish and Officer Perkins arrested ' four colored people, who are well known in police circles. Their names are Charles Caaen, Ernest Brown, Sarah Carmax and Mary Wade. They were brought to the sta tion in the patrol wagon, and are held on suspicion of having robbed the store. MRS. LEASE RECOVERS. Reports About Her Serious Illness Somewhat Exsggcrsted. Kassas City, Kas., May 10. Mrs. Marv E. Lease, member of the State Board of Charities, attended the quarterly meet ing of the board of directors of the Kan sas 'institution for the education of the blind, which was held here yesterday afternoon. When Mrs. Lease arrived in the city she was greatly fatigued, and at 9 o'clock Dr. Elliott was called to attend her. Dr. Elliott treated her for nervous prostra tion, and today she was much improved. Mrs. Lease went to her home in Wichita this morning. it. l. or k. St. Paul, May 10. The brotherhood of locomotive engineers formerly openec their biennial convention this afternoon. The formal welcoming addresses were delivered by Gov. Nelson, Mayor Wright of St. Paul and Mayor Eustis of Minne appolis, Archbishop Ireland and others. Grand Chief Arthur responded for the engineers. Henteneed to the Penitentiary. . Judge Hazen has sentenced Charley Patterson and William Hal ford to the penitentiary for one year each. Halford, who lives at Silver Lake, pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary, and Patterson is the young man who was caught carrying a sack full of stolen goods in the Santa Fe yards. Population of Oklahoma Cities). Oklahoma City, Okla,, May 10. The census report discloses the fact that Ok lahoma City is the largest city in the territory, the population being 7245, to Guthrie's 7221. The assessed valuation of this city is $2,203,000, an increase of $500,000 since last year. That of Guthrie is $1,705,000. Jadre Hanrerd's Injunction. Spokane, Wash., May 10. Judge Han ford has issued an injunction restraining all persons from interfering with, or trespassing upon property of the Great Northern. Any one so doing will be guilty of contempt of court and liable to immediate arrest. " - TWENTY-SECOND YEAR. III HOflOHF MARY. The Mother of Washington is Commemorated In a Beautiful Monument at Fredericksburg. CLEVELAND IS THERE. Many Other Distinguished Guests Present. Made a Gala Day hy tho People. Fredericksburg, Va., May 10. The special train with the presidential party for the ceremony of unveiling the Mary Washington monument, left Washington at 9 o'clock. President Cleveland was in a Pullman car in the rear with Sec taries Gresham, Carlisle, Lamont, Bissell and Morton and private Secretary Thurber, Mrs. Gresham, Mrs. Carlisle and other ladies. - Another car with Mrs. Waite, widow of the late Chief Justice Waite, who is pres ident of the Mary Washington Memorial association, Chief Justice Fuller and Daughters of the Revolution had two cars. The National Marine band was in an other. The Alexandria infantry boarded the train at that city. The run to Fred ericksburg occupied two hours. An immense crowd . surrounded the station as the train pulled in, a presi dential salute boomed forth from the guns of the Richmond and a scarlet coated band played "Hail Columbia." President Cleveland and his cabi net came to the platform of their car, where they were greeted by means of , a reception committee of whom one was Justice Harlan of lhe United States supreme court. The Richmond Light Infantry in dazzling uni forms of blue and silver, kept back the crowds with their bayomets. The procession was cheered by thous and of country men as it wound its way through the little town from the station to the green knoll topped with wooden stands, hidden in patriotic bunting where the Sons and Daughters of the Revolution, and distinguished guests, were assembled. One of the features of the procession was the ladies on horse back, who led the way. Then came the grand marshal, Adjutant General Charles J. Anderson of Rich mond and his staff, followed by Wm. J. Crawford, the architect of the mon ument. Then followed President Cleve land, " Vice President Stevenson and members of the cabinet in carriages, followed by the governor and staff and military organizations and se cret societies, conspicuous among them being the members of the Fredericks burg and Alexandria lodges of Masons, in which Washington had taken his de grees. The programme for the dedicatory ex ercises Included addresses of welcome by Mayor A. P. Rowe and Gov. Charles O'Ferrel, Masonic ceremonies an ad dress by Lawrence Washington, a de scendant of Mary Washington, and an oration by Senator John W. Daniel, the orator of the day. The monument was made at BuffaloN. Y. and is a plain granite monolith, 50 feet high, standing upon a base eleven feet square. It bears the inscription: "Mary the Mother of Washing ton." The monument was made possi ble by the persistant efforts of two patri otic women Mrs. Amelia C Waite, widow of the late chief justice of the United States supreme court and Mrs. Margaret Hetzel, of Clifton Station, Va. It was paid for by the contributions from almost every state in the union. The idea of building this monument has existed ever since 1830, In 18j3, Mr. Silas E. Burrough, a prominent mer chant of New York offered to construct in Fredericksburg at his own expense a memorial to the mother of Washington. The work was begun, but Mr. Burroughs met with financial re verses and died before he was able to resume work. In 1890, the Mary Wash ington memorial association was formed with Mrs. Waite and Mrs. Hetzel at the head and the work of raising money for the monument commenced in earnest. All the work had to be done over again, the stone work done under the direction of Mr. Burroughs having by this time crumbled away. The monument does not stand upon the site of the house in which George Wash ington was born. He was born near the village of Wakefield on the bank of the Potomac river, sixty-five miles below Washington. The monument has been raised over his mother's long neglected grave, a quarter of a mile or more be yond the city of Fredericksburg, or what was once the farm of Col. Fielding Lewis, husband of her daughter Betty. Whole Maine Town Burned. Norway, Me., May 10. Half of the people of this town of 3,000 inhabitants are homeless today in consequence of the conflagration that swept over the place last night. Two firemen were painfullv injured by falling from lad ders, and Rev. Mr. Hideout had It is shoulder blade broken. The loss will be about $239,000, upon which the insur ance is $139,000. Congressman Brattan Ietl. Baltimore, May 10. Congressman Brattan, Democratic congressman from the First district, died this morning at his home in Princess Anne, Md. Repre sentative Brattan was present at the ex tra session in apparently vigorous health. During the recess he was affected with heart trouble and later Bright's disease developed Nationalism In Msiehnctt. Boston, May 10. The bill to Suable cities and towns to manufacture and dis tribute gas has been rejected in the house. ,A bill to allow cities to furnish electric power for heating passed. Read the "Wants." Many of them ae as interesting as news itns. Se if S ia notso. ' ' "