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THE ST. JOHNSBURY CALEDONIAN, JUNE 14, 1899..
LIFE IN CUBA. A Told by n HI. Johmbiiry Nurne who Ilnd Four .llonth' Oulr There. Miss Jessie E. Hiscock returned Friday from Cuba and is now nt lier home on Cliff street. Knowing that our readers would be greatly interested in her exper iences, a representative of the Caledon ian asked her to tell about her army life. Miss Hiscock alter leaving here spent two months at Jacksonville and two months at Savannah, at both of which places she saw more suffering than while in Cuba. She was in Cuba four months, returning to the states in April. She started from Savannah December 18th, there being 40 nurses and 250 men in the hospital corps, also doctors and officers of the 1st division of the 7th army corps. The trip was taken on the hospital ship Missouri, w hich was fitted out by Miss Helen Gould. The trip was very pleas ant, sunshine very acceptably taking the place of storms. They were all one day with Cuba in sight coming towards them, showing its beautiful scenery, whose hills reminded them of the Ver mont hills, except there were no trees. They arrived there Wednesday night at 7 o'clock, going around old Morro into the harbor. They were anchored within 15 yards of the wreck of the Maine, where they stayed over night and next day were taken by tug tip to the wharf where tncy stayed on board the boat until about 4- o'clock. Arrange ments were then made for them to be taken to the depot through the heart of Havana city, in old-fashioned Victorias. Immediately upon landing crowds of native women and naked children gath ered to watch them, gestulating and talking in their own language, which was of course unintelligible to them. They made quite a procession going to the depot, as only three or lour could be accommodated in a carriage, and they were followed by children talking and bcgL'ing for pennies. Many of them . . . r , I,- i i i.:.,,. were origin laeeu, itucmgeni miukiuk children. The party was especially interested in the oldness of the buildings of stone that they passed, and where the windows were barred, with no glass, and all members of the family crowded to them to sec them pass. Women ap peared on the streets generally barehead ed, but some with mantillas on their heads. At the depot they were passed by the Spanish soldiers going to the boats on their way back to Spain. They were a ragged and thin looking company, but smiled pleasantly on the nurses and seemed to show no spirit of antagonism. The sick ones took the carriages vacated by the nurses. From the station the hospital partv was conveyed in an old fashioned train with willow seats, and engines run with wood fires, eight miles out to the suburban province of Havana where the hospital camp was to be situated. No preparations had been made for their arrival and they were obliged to walk half a mile carrying bundles containing their blankets and toilet articles. A fesv stones taken from a stone wall let them into a pasture with some cows and there they ate their lunch of bread and butter which they had brought from the ship and which was the last bread and butter they had lor about ten days. That night a regiment near where they were they located took their tables out of their mess shack and all of the party slept there. During the night Miss Hiscock was awakened by what she thought must be a freshet but which proved to be only a drop of dew that had fallen through a crack into her ear. They washed themselves in the morning in water held in a pint dipper, and under these disadvantages two or three nights were spent before any better arrangements could be made. Then temporary tents were put up with no floors and containing only two cots and no other furniture, for lack of room. The first night they were awakened by a guard calling "halt" three times, and three bullet shots, which greatly alarmed them as they did not know which way they were coming. No one was hurt, however, and the disturbance was caused by some Cubans prowling around the nurses' tents. This happened several times and proved as startling each time as they little knew what might be the cause. In a few days larger tents were erected, but for four weeks no floors were provided and spiders and insects were'tree to occupy the tents with them. The food for ten days was very monoto nous, consisting of hard tack and coffee for three days with no variation and after that baked beans and "embalmed" beef added to their fare. They had no plates but used paper and ate with their fingers. They borrowed the boys' cups provided by the government, for their coffee. The boys of the hospital corps slept on the ground with only their blankets for beds. In the mornings the nurses took delightful walks, but saw innumerable vultures flying about. The cottages they passed in these walks were of log with thatched roofs. Many children of the reconcentrndos crowded around them while they were eating, who seemed to be half starved and who would snatch at crusts of bread which were thrown away. Many of these children came out of cane brakes where they had been hiding since their parents were killed by the Spaniards They were ragged and dirty, but they soon found that the nurses wanted some things that llicy would have to buy so brought native hats, oranges and cigar ettes, which later to their surprise the nurses did not want. On account of the heavy dews the nurses went to bed early going into their tents at 7 o'clock, as there was no sick ness there then so they had no duties to perform. On Christmas eve they were all feeling quite lonesome and homesick. In the evening in the perfectly white moonlight they took their cots out of the tents and all gathering together, sung, to make themselves think, at least, that they were not homesick. They gave it up about nine o'clock and return ed to their tents. They still had no patients so had their time to themselves. On Christmas day they had their break fast, dinner and supper of bread, beans, coffee with no milk and "embalm beef." The boys busied themselves "policing" the grounds, as they called it, picking up papers etc., and generally cleaning up, and fixing the tents. It was extremely hot, and by this time the nurses had be gun to rebel against their unvaried diet, for they did not think it was as good as might be obtained. All day Christmas they walked around, not being allowed to go farther than a space of four or five acres as it was thought unsafe on ac count of the Spaniards or Cubans that might be near. The .Gth was rainy, but they received their first mail on that day which was a happy surprise. On the 27th tomatoes and biscuit were added to their foods and potatoes with their beef. The water they used for drinking and washing they had to carry up a hill U of a mile and they washed theirclothes in a little brook at the foot of this hill. January 2d Miss Hiscock began duty ol six hours a day, two captains being Fick, but one of the nurses was taken sick and she was taken off regular duty to do special duty there. They found much less sickness at Cuba than any where else they had been. January 11th the Spanish flag was taken down from Old Morro and our flag was put up with the Cuban flag beneath it. Thev found suburban Havana beauti ful, although the crops had just been planted, having been destroyed by the Spaniards. They saw the trenches they had read so much about and the barbed wire fences, but none ot these were then in use. The extreme oldness of every thing greatly impressed them, old forts, old bridges, and old stone work, and still thev all showed such great strength. The mules used lor everything were vtrv small but were heavily loaded and the drivers were ottcn seen on top of the loads fast asleep, but appearing perfectly contented that their mules would take them home safely. Cristobal Colon cemetery was visited and the bone yard which cannot be to the slightest degree imagined. Some pictures in Miss His cock's possession show very vividly that the newspaper accounts were in many respects not in the least exaggerated, but were only too true to reahtv. The intense heat was remarkable. While in the tents if the sides were thrown up thev got the benefit of the breezes but only in this way were they conscious of any coolness, lhey were greatly sur prised New Year's night after a heavy thunder shower to see a perfectly clear rainbow at 12 o'clock at night. They came in contact with few native Cubans, and with only one extreme case. This was where they found a little boy and girl in an old church nearly starved. Their parents had undoubtedly been killed and they in tear had hidden them selves there. The nurses took them to their tents and they soon became to know they were tenderly eared lor and lost their (ear. The boy recovered but the girl was so nearly starved that she lived only about three weeks. The Cubans had no ideas of cleanliness but lived most of the time out of doors. One of their customs is to powder their luces and this they do freely, but use very little paint. They smoke cigarettes as freely as the men. While Miss Hiscock's experiences were not extremely unpleasant there she says she most thoroughly realizes now that "there is no place like home" and was gieatly delighted to return. VERflONT NEWS. While a social giveu by the Ladies' Aid Society at Washington was in progress in schoolhouse hall recently Arthur Jet fords, a lad eight years old, fell back wards from a second story window of the building. One leg was broken above the knee, and he received other bad liruises. How he escaped instant death is a mystery. Mai. F. W. Childs of Urattleboro is in possession ol a handsome souvenir of the Spanish-American war which he values very highlv. It is a walking stick made from the wood which was a part of the prison in which Lieut. Ilohson was con fined in Santiago niter his daring exploit n attempting to block the channel ol Santiago Hay. The stick was presented to Mai. Childs in Washington recently by a niece ot the late ex-Oov. Oreeuhalge of Massachusetts. 1'rof. W. M. Thomas, for the past three years principal ol the llanlwick schools, las accepted a similar position at VV lute Kiver Junction. The bids lor constructing the addition to the Mate House were opened at Montpelier last week. The sum appro printed for this purpose was $10,000 Only two bids were received, and asboth of these were in excess ol the appropna turn they were rejected. A movement is on loot to establish a private banking institution in Orange One business man has offered to put in $25,000 toward the capital, and it is firmly believed that $100,000 capital could be easily raised in a very shor time. William Clogston of Springfield, Mass, a former Straffurd boy, while in Wood stock recently recalled a little incident i connection with the late Senator Morrill When a small boy he took a basket of eggs to the store Mr. Morrill kept before Ins entrance into political lile, and when Mr. Morrill paid him, a stick ot striped candy accompanied the money. Mr. Clogston says that he has forgotten many things of greater importance, but the gilt from Mr. Morrill has been held steadily in rememprdiicc. The Canada Atlantic railway people have been missing brass for some time at Swanton, and have been making a quiet search. Ileputy Sheriff lichee arrested a lot ot boys Inst week and at a hearing four were sentenced to the state indus trial school for the remainder of their minority. Three others had their trial postponed. THE FILIPINO WAR. Manila. June 13. The Filipino occupa tion of the province of Cavlte has been brokfro and, as the result of the present movement, the Americans now control the Important coast towns of Faranaque end Las Plnas, while a long line of In surgent trenches, facing our south line, has bean cleared. The Insurgents' have again proved their facility as dodgers, between 3000 and 4000 warriors, who seemed destined to be captured, having disappeared, the majority sliding away under cover of the night, after fighting the Americans all day. Some others came to meet our troops, with protestations of friendship. The Thirteenth Infantry lost one man killed and six wounded; the Ninth In fantry one man killed and five wounded; the Fourteenth infantry three wounded, and the First Colorado volunteer regi ment 11 wounded. Saturday's work was the hardest our army has seen. The battlefield stretched out across the entire Isthmus from I.aguna de Hay to the harbor. While the troops were advancing the army gun boat Napldan, In the river near Taguig, killed several FllLpinos. The United States monitor Monadnook and the gunboat Helena shelled Par anque and Las Plnas all day with the full power of their batteries. The rebel sharpshooters kept in hiding until the American lines had passed and then endeavored to pot stragglers from the trees. Thanks to their poor marks manship, this was without result. The whole country proved to be a suc cession of small hills, with boggy ground between the high, thick grass, and bushes In the hollows, which greatly ndded to the difficulty of the advance. but gave shelter that saved many from the enemy's bullets. Our men threw away their blankets, coats and even haversacks, stripping to the waist and trusting to luck for food. Water eould not be obtained and there was much dis comfort after the canteens were emptied. At the outset the Colorados, the Ninth infantry and the Twenty-first infantry forced the line of Insurgent trenches, wheeled to the left and drove the enemy toward the lake. During the maneuver the Filipinos, in concealed trenches on the right, opened an enfilading Pre, but the brigade, partly owing to high grass, had few hit. The Ninth infantry crept around to th? right, flanking the trenches, driving out the Filipinos and killing many of them. The Colorado regiment advanced to the lake. Two companies encountered trenches on top of a knoll, where the Filipinos stood waist-high above a trench, pouring a volley upon the ad vancing Americans. The Coloradoans charged and drove them out, Lieutenant Colonel Moses being wounded In the arm as he jumped into the trench. In the meantime General Wheaton's column advanced one and a naif miles toward Paranque, where the Americans found a strong trench on a ri Ige, out of which they drove the Filipinos by '.ard pV'-"T'"- Ihe enemy fcrled to Hank the dismount ed troops or tiie Fourth cavalry, accom panying Major General Lawton, and, at the same time, they made their only ad vance, throwing a skirmish line to flank the Fourteenth Infantry. But they were easily repulsed, the American artillery omlng to the crest of the hill and shell ing them. About 3 o'clock in the afternoon Gen ial Wheaton's brigade, headed by Gen ral Lawton, circled to the south of Las Inns, encountering a large force of Filipinos In the shelter of the trees. General Lawton had a narrow escape. n the first volley of the enemy the horses f three of his staff officers were shot from under them. The Colorado regi ment bore the brunt of this attack and dispersed the Filipinos. Hardly had they finished off that lot when a large force appeared In tne rear, which the Ninth infantry and a part of the Colorado regiment drove away. By this time nearly the whole division was around Las Plnas. The Americans camped for the night 60uth of the town and In the midst of a heavy rain. At 6 o clock Sunday morning General Wheaton advanced upon Las Pinas with a troop of cavalry, the Twenty-first In fantry, the Colorado regiment, part of the Ninth Infantry and two mountain guns, crossing two streams and entering the town without firing a Bhot. He then advanced upon Paranque. The women and children, and, for that matter, many men, remained In the towns. No houses were destroyed, though many were torn by the sheila from the warships. Everywhere the Americans fownd white flags flying. So far as can yet be ascertained the Filipinos' loss is about DO killed, about iifl wounded and 20 taken prisoners. The whole country' la networked with trenches and the enemy scurried from shelter to shelter. Long trains of com missary wagons are carrying provisions to the 1'nited States troops along the road which only Saturday was the stronghold of the enemy, and the natives, who yesterday were probably carrying arms, are today dolling their hats and grovelling before the Americans with tffuslve greetings of welcome. Two Wrongdoers Sentenced. Boston, June 13. In the superior crim inal court yesterday Philip Carroll, an old soldier, homeless, without relatives or friends, was found guilty of assault and of breaking and entering. He was sent to the state prison for not more than '.'0 years nor less than 13 years. George A. Steele, a forger, came up to be sen tenced for the third time. He was sent to the state prison for from five to seven years. He was released last March after nerving a sentence. Launchina of the Mender. Bristol, H. I., June 13. America's new cup defender, the representation of the best boatbuilding skill and materials ot which the western continent can boast. was curefully lowered Into the water at the Herr'cahnff works at 8:30 o'clock Sat urday night, and. as she started down the ways, Mrs. C. U. Iselin christened her "Columbia. To Mki'itirnl Anlhillnlim. The truly marvelous cures of Asthiu which have already been effected by Dr Rudolph Schifl'mann, certainlv call for notice. His preparation (Schiffmann'i Asthma Cure), not only gives instun relief in the most stubborn and obstinate cases, but positively cures, in proof of which hear what the Town Clerk nt Cavalier, N. D Mr. W. Sererus, snys "I wbb troubled with asthma for 20 years, about 8 years ago I started to use your Asthma Cure, and have not had an attack lor six years." FRENCH MINISTRY RESIGNED. Paris, June 13. Shortly before 6 o'clock last evening the boulevards presented a typical Parisian scene. The sidewalks were crowded with lounging boulevard lers and every seat at little tables In front of cjes was occupied by a Parisian, anlmately discussing the races at Autell and everything but the debate In the chamber of deputies. Suddenly the newspaper! venders rushed along with batches of papers hot from the press, shouting "Fall of the ministry" and "Special editions." Prom enaders looked at each other half In credulously; but the next moment each newspaper boy was the center of a mob, everybody snatching up the papers. Carriages, fiacres and big four-horse char-a-bancs were just returning along the grand boulevards from the races, and their occupants Jumped out and joined In the melee fop the possession of the papers. M. DUPCY. Then the people settled down again at the tables, read the brief bulletin, "The government has been defeated in the chamber and tendered its resignation," shugged their shoulders and looked at each other with a half amused air. Every trace of Interest seemed to dis appear and the matter was barely dis cussed throughout the remainder of the evening. The first news came as a surprise; but after that Paris accepted the event in the spirit of oriental fatalism. The fact Is Dupuy's fall was merely a, matter of date. Every Parisian knew he was standing on the threshold of resignation. He was not Dreyfusite enough for the Dreyfusards and too Dreyfusite for the anti-revisionists. Nevertheless the vote In the chamber yesterday came as a surprise even to the voters, and the lobbies of the Palais Bourbon were afterward crowded with excited deputies warmly discussing the prospective results of their own election. The vote in the chamber of 37G against 109 in favor of the priority of M. Vail lant's motion instead of the order of the day submitted by MM. Saumande and Charruyer as asked tiy M. Dupuy, was the first tolling of the ministry's funeral bell. The general opinion among po litical men is that Dupuy should then have accepted the situation, Instead of draining the cup to the dregs. The minority in the final vote on the motion of M. Ruau. consisted of moder ate Republicans, while the rightist re actionaries, the extreme Republicans and the Socialists joined in the unholy pact to overthrow Dupuy, who Imme-di- tely left the chamber amid leftist shouts of "vive la republique" and proceeded to a private room. After a brief consul tation with his colleagues he drove to the Elysee palace with the resignation of the cabinet. The fall of the cabinet was probably as little of a surprise to M. Dupuy him self as to parliament or the country, though It Is said he looked rather for a presidential crisis, and had an eye on the presidency for himself. The crisis lias come, however, rather sooner than ho expected. People were becoming tired of M. Dupuy's shifty and oppor- tunist policy, and he Is blamed, first, for not preventing the antl-Loubet demon stration at Auteuil, which It Is held ha might easily have done, and, secondly, for overdoing the military preparations last Sunday at Longchamp, as If to show that M. Loubet dared not show himself in public without ah army to protect him. Dupuy s Idea was prob ably the same in both cases to discredit the president In the eyes of the nation, Another cause of dissatisfaction Is his failure to order the Immediate prosecu tion of General Mercler. But the last straw was the overbearing conduct of the police Sunday, which greatly an noyed the Socialists. Negotiations had already been going on amongst the discontented deputies, and, when the chamber met yesterday, M. Dupuy, seeing the large majority wishing his fall, deliberately rode for It. He might perhaps have averted defeat by accepting a colorless order of the aay, nut ne oustiiiatoiy insisted on a vote of absolute confidence. It is understood that M. Loubet is well content to be rid of a premier who has brought 111 luck, as the super stltu-ous believe, tn every president un der whom he has served, namely. Car not, Caslmir, Perier and Faure. Dcwoy Visits Mitchell. Singapore, June 13. Admiral Dewey landed yesterday from the cruiser Olym. pia to pay a visit to Governor Mitchell of the Straits settlement at the govern ment house. He u as received with mill' tary honors. On his .return to the Olym- pia he wiii visited by the governor. Admiral Dewey says he feels sure his health will be quite restortd ere he reaches the United States. Oil as a Dust Layer. lioston, June l:;. Seventy thousand gallons of residuum petroleum was dis persed along the tracks of the western division of the lioston and Maine rail road Sunday, it being the first at- tempi ny tne minasement to over come the dust nuisance on its extensive system. A run over the section treated showed that the results were fully up to expectations. The trackage covered was from isomervllli' t0 Wilmington Junc tion, 16'i miles. The oll-sprlnkling equipment will 1M- transferred to about 161 miles of single track, at a total cost for oil alone of $100,000. Illll'lili'ii'a Irnirn Nnlro. The best salve in the world lor cuts. bruises, sores, uUers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains, corns, and all skin eruntions. and rjosi- tivcly cures piles, or no pay required. It Is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or money refunded. Price 25 cents per oox. for Baieby Flint Bros. Weekly Trade Review. Bradstreet'a Weekly review of trade fays: Exceptional nrraeess in prices at the highest level reached, a reason ably small rate of business mortality, undiminished Industrial activity, per haps most manifest In all branches of trade in which Iron, steel and other metals enter, and large bank clearings, reflect to some extent the improved tone of stocks; but likewise, large payments on previous profitable business are among the features reflected in trade advices. Enlarged shipments of bread- stuffs, induced by crop damage reports at home and abroad, have not been suf ficient to offset liquidation on the late moderate rise, but this is partially ex plained by continued good advices from the spring wheat crop, confirmed by liberal receipts at primary points. Iron and steel display all of their old and some new strength In the urgent de mand for the balance of the year. Tha outlook in the trade as regards next season's labor scale is still unsettled. Union operatives are asking materia, advances, which are, to some extent, likely to still further enhance values. Active demand for refined sugar has apparently Induced some relaxation in the war among refiners, and raw sugars share in the advance this week. Business failures for the week number 178, as against 120 last week, but com pare with 221 In this week a year ago, 256 in 1897, 234 In 1896 and 232 in 1895. Bank clearings are of course In excess of last week's small total, due to holidays, aggregating $1,816,125,980, or 32 percent larger than last week, and are 1 per cent heavier than in this week a year ago, 80 percent larger than in 1897, are nearly double those of 1896, and 53 per cent In excess of 1892. Retail trade has been improved at the east by the very warm weather, and tex tiles show no sign of weakening. There Is less speculative demand for wool, but more general inquiry, resulting in a fair business, and the statistical position of this trade is apparently unimpaired. Firmness of cotton goods is still a feature and higher prices for finished products are foreshadowed. The Weather and Crops. Boston, June 13. The United States department of agriculture, New Eng land section, issues the following climate and crop bulletin for the week ending June 12: The weather has been generally partly Cloudy to cloudy, with an average amount of sunshine. Intense heat prevailed dur ing the first part of the week, the daily mean temperature ranging 10 to 20 de grees above the normal, with maxima of 90 to 95 degrees. The latter half of the week was considerably cooler. The weekly mean temperature for the dis trict at large was CG degrees, 2 degrees above the mean of the previous week. The precipitation consisted mainly of local showers and rain on the 7th, insuf ficient in quantity to relieve the drought. In southern and northwestern Connec ticut, western and central Massachu setts, little or no rain fell. The total fall In Rhode Island was very small. In other sections from .25 inch to .75 inch was recorded. The drought may be broken this week, as heavy rains have fallen south and west. Our correspondents are practically unanimous in the opinion that the gen eral situation has not improved during the past week, notwithstanding that showers oecuYred In numerous localities, which, under ordinary conditions, would have been sufficient for all needs. As it was, the ground greedily received all the rain that came, and would have readily absorbed a much more copious supply. If anything, the drought has increased, and crops on soils quickly affected by dry weather have ceased growing, and in many cases have gone backward. On the other hand, crops on moist soils have, in certain instances, made satisfactory growth, especially when well cultivated. Many farmers are considering the ad visability of cutting grass immediately, and, in fact, In somaof the southern sec tions haying has already begun. In other sections corn Is being extensively plant ed to replace grass. Streams continue low and falling. Cows are failing in milk, and stock Is being fed at the barn. The outlook is assuredly of a discourag ing character, and a serious crop short age seems inevitable. May Result Fatally. Fitchburg, Mass., June 13. Willis L. Russell, a farmer of Lunenburg, is locked up In Fitoh'burg jail charged with shoot ing Peter Uustafson, a Swede, employed by him on his farm, from the effects of which it is believed the Swede will die. Gustafson, who has been In Russell's employ for some time past, has lately been addicted to drinking, and Mrs. Rus sell's patience had become exhausted. Sunday, while Mr. Russell wus away, Mrs. Russell ordered the man to clear cut. When Sir. Russell returned he sent his wifeto the village for an officer while he nvmained at home. During her ab sence Gustafson returned -and attempted to entir the door,, but'Russell barred it against mm, and ordered nun away. Gustafson then tried to force an en trance through a window, when Russell fired at him, the bullet striking him in the shoulder, passing through into the lung. Aged Woman Assaulted. Bridgeport, Conn., June 13. DeDutv faheriff Stagg of Stratford Sunday arrested the negro, who, it Is believed, brutally assaulted aged Mrs. Roberts at her home in Stratford Saturday. The man was found asleep in a lot a short distance east of Satigatuck In the town of WestpoLnt. When he was brought back to Stratford the woman whom he choked into seml-unconsclousness and then gagged before the assault at once identified him, and several others recog nized him as being In the vicinity. The man gave the name of "William Morri son, and claimed to belong In Provl dence. A Flattering Testimonial. Havana, June 13. The municipality of H vana has presented to General Max imo Gomez a certificate naming him as an adopted son of the city. The cere mony is regarded as a high honor, which has only been bestowed upon such men as Marti, the elder Cespedes, Callxto Garcia and Antonio Maceo. Gomez, In receiving the distinction, Is the choice of the principal cities of the Island, all of which have named streets after him. The action Is generally approved except by those who habitually oppose him. They say it is merely flattering a man who la close to the Americans. NEWS SUMMARY. The contributions to- the Dewey home fund now amount to $6789. Edward Staples, aged 22, was drowned while bathing at Bristol, Vt. Isaac E. Razee, aged 60, committed uicide at Franklin, Mass., by taking chloroform. Henrv C. Lorenson. a brakeman, was instantly killed by being run over by an engine at Boston. James Kane of Boston tripped over a piece of carpet in his room, and falling, broke his neck and died. May Thurston, 3 years old, was In stantly killed at Exeter, N. H by being run over by an electric car. The will of Maria E. Ames of Concord, Mass., provides for public bequests ag gregating more than $25,000. J. D. Murphree, dramatic critic and actor, shot and fatally Injured Postmas ter Goulden at Mansfield, Tex. Archie Leonard, 8 years old, was drowned while swimming in the Merri mack river at Manchester, N. H. Jesse D. Dana. 1900, of Lewiston, Me.. was elected president and manager of the Yale Track Athletic association. Edward F. Corey, 14 years old, fell from a train at Boston, and died later. He was a student at the Boston art school Rev. Frank J. Goodwin of Glen Ridge, N. J., was installed as pastor ot tne Pawtucket (R. I.) Congregational church. The Dane county (Wis.) state bank, doing a general banking business, has suspended. The bank was capitalized at $60,000. Edward L. Macomber of New Bed ford, a blacksmith, was kicked in the breast by a horse and probably fatally Injured. Olaf Gajdo, 4 years old, fell Into the cellar of a storehouse at Salem, Mass., containing four feet of water, and was drowned. George Robblns of Bates college and Cobb divinity school has accepted a call to the First Baptist church of Gar diner, Me. The steam sawmill of Phelps & Dodge In Belmont Village, N. H., was burned, also the Belmont electric light plant. Loss, $3000. C. A. Zoobiseh of New York was re elected president of the board of trus tees of the Moravfan seminary and col lege for women. The Harvard track team has begun training in preparation for the games In England. Nothing is yet known about the makeup of the teams. The millinery store and stock of Samuel Meserve at Dover, N. II., was damaged by fire to the extent of $3500, caused by a curtain Igniting from a gas jet. The Saginaw House at East Corinth, Vt., was burned. The village is without protection from fire, but by hard work the fire was confined to the hotel. T. G. Shaughnessy was elected presi dent of the Canadian racillc railway, vice William Van Horn, resigned. Van Horn becomes advisor to the board of directors. The 90th birthday anniversary of ex Secretary of the Navy Richard Thomp son was celebrated at Terre Haute, Ind. by a banquet given In his honor by the Thompson club. Moses Richardson of Boston will pre sent the town of Templcton, Mass., with $25,000 to build a hotel on the common, to be erected under the direction of a com mittee of citizens. A medical examiner, after an autopsj on the body of Ada Mazzeo, reported tha the woman committed suicide. Mrs Mazzeo was found dead in bed at Boston with her clothing on fire The New Jersey electric railway was sold at auction by Special Master James F. Howell of Newark, N. J., at the power house of the company in Seacaucus. The sale price was $1,500,000. The Afro-American council of the United States has issued an appeal ad dressed to the officials of the southern States urging them to do everything possible to prevent lynching. Tom Sharkey has Issued a statement in which he says he' is "still the champion heavyweight of the world," and that Jeffries will have to dispose of him be fore laying craim to that title. Lyman Daniels, a prominent citizen of the town of Montvllle, Conn., who Is more than 70 years old, has been missing from his home since last Thursday. He was In good health and spirits. Edwin Fairfield of Wauregan, Conn. is missing, and search Is being made in the Manexit river for his body, under the belief that he was thrown from his bicycle while crossing a bridge. A state celebration is being arranged for the welcoming of Admiral Dewey to his old home at Montpelier, Vt., al though the exact form which it will take has not, as yet, been decided upon The rolling mill of Norton Bros.' tin can factory in Maywood, Ills., where the workmen are on a strike, was burned Loss, $10,000. The factory officials claim the fire was started by the strikers Fire tn the Trdtnoit and Suffolk mills, Lowell, Mass., caused an estimated loss of $25,000. The fire started from spon taneous combustion In a shed in which was stored 1000 bales of raw cotton. At the annual commencement of the New York university the honorary de gree of doctor of laws was conferred on the Hon. William R. Day, former secre tary of state and peace commissioner Agent Pollock telegraphs from Okla homa, in response to an official Inquiry In connection with recent alleeed evin. tlons of Intruders, that there Is no trouble Whatever on the Osage Indian reserva tion Six large open air meetings under the auspices or the Chicago Single Tax clu were held In Chicago. The sneakers In vigorous terms espoused the doctrine and ineories maae lamous by the late Henry George. John Kuhn, a Hungarian, aged 45, who was taken to the town farm at South Nurwalk, Conn., for examination as to ms sanity, set lire to the small building In which he was confined and was burned 10 a crisp, It Is announced that the gum trust Is ouw hii uciumuy. -me company has ueen organized, the stock all under written and the working details p, To obtain the necessary force of clerks for the census, Director Merriam has adopted a plan of allotting a pro-rata number to each state, dividing this num ber among the members of each congres- At the final conference at Detroit be tween the representatives of the iron and Eleel manufacturers and the Iron and steel wage committee ot the amal gamated association, the men secured a 2u-percent advance. ua Articles of Incorporation were filed at Trenton of the Xelton company, with an authorized capital of $5,000,000. The company is organized for the purposa of manufacturing xelton, which Is a substitute for rubber. George H. Wanton, Fitz Lee. William H. Tompkins and Dennis Bell, all mem bers of the Tenth cavalry, a colored regl ment, have been awarded medals of honor for distinguished gallantry af Tayabacoa June 30, 1898. An Incendiary Are started In a stabla Bt Woonsocket, R. I., occupied by James Pratt, destroying that building, a 2ya story tenement house In the rear, and amaglng several adjoining buildlnts. Thirteen horses were burned. Assistant Secretary Spauldlng holds that certain silk gauze ribbons imported at New York are dutiable at the rate of 60 percent ad valorem as "trimmings," thus sustaining the ruling of the board of general appraisers of May 4, 1899. At a meeting of the Chicago presbytery Moderator Boyd strongly condemned ecclesiastical llbelers and demanded their punishment In accordance with the law of the church. The ministers pres ent heartily applauded the remarks of Mr. Boyd. Frank D. Hlgfaee, a real estate pro moter of New York city, has been eud for divorce at Chicago by his wife. lie. sides charging that her husband is guilty of infidelity, Mrs, Higbee asserts that he attempted to poison her, and makes charges of dishonest business methods against him. A freight train on the Boston and Maine road near Derry, N. H., was de layed by the derailment of a numbei of cars. The cause of the trouble was a piece of shafting which fell from a car and landed on the rails. The damage was considerable. Henry Cushing, sheriff of Middlesex county, died at Lowell, Mass., aged til. He served for two years during the Civil war, having the rank of first lieutenant. He was at the head of a large dry goods firm In Chicago when It was burned out by the great lire in 1872. According tot a report made to Chief Constructor Hichborn the battleship Kearsarge Is 91 percent advanced to wards completion; the Kentucky is WJ percent; the Alabama, 85 percent; tha "Wisconsin, 70 percent; the Illinois, C5 percent; the Maine, 6 percent, and the Ohio, & percent. Secretary Long has Issued the circular prepared by the board of naval bureau chiefs, giving the characteristics of the six new cruisers authorized by the last naval appropriation bills. These ship- will be valuable acquisitions to the navy, being small, swift, unarmored craft, a little larger than the cruiser Raleigh. Aniemphatic anti-polygamy resolution and a demand for the expulsion of Brlg- ham II. Roberts of Utah from the hous of representatives was adopted unani mously as the sentiment of the general synod of the Reformed church in Amer ica, composed of 110, 13 members. The resolution will be laid before congress. When the attention of the secretary of the navy was called to the very small amount of money thus far contributed for a home for Admiral Dewey, he said that he thought It Indicated no lack of appreciation of the admiral, but rather an inclination to await some expression of opinion from him as to whether such a gift would be agreeable to him or not. FOREIGN SUMMARY. There Is no truth In the report that the sultan Is dangerously 111. He Is enjoy ing perfect health. The market town of Ottensheim, Aus tria, has been totally destroyed by lire. Four women perished in the flames and a number of people were injured. Alfonso Lopez has provoked a heated newspaper controversy at Havana by attacking Chief of Police Monecal, who recently removed him from the detective bureau. Baron Saurma Von Jellsch, German ambassador to Italy, will retire In con sequence of ill health. He will probably be succeeded by Count Von Wedel, gen eral of cavalry" and governor of Berlin. The government of Colombia has granted a new trial to the American, Randolph, otherwise Radford, now in jail at Medellin, convicted of murder. Randolph has a checkered career, being a scion of one of the first families of Ala bama. With the conclusion of the negotiations for a FranCo-'Amerlcan reciprocity treaty the French ambassador, M. Cam bon, will go abroad for the summer. This is likely to renew speculation as to M. Cambon's transfer to one of the embassies of Europe. The site for the big works of the Do minion Iron and Steel company has been chosen at Sydney, N. S. The Dominion Iron and Steel company Is the 2O.OOn.t"'0 enterprise incorporated at the last ses sion of the Nova Scotia legislature, and of which Henry M. Whitney of Boston Is president. BOSTON PRODUCE MARKET. Floui The flour market was steady yesterday. Trade committee prices .'in steady at: Spring wheat, clears, Pr'( 3 50; patents, $;i.9084.75; winter wheat, clears, $3.3fi'3.85: straights, $3.50ji4; patents, $3.754.25. Meal No changes are noted in elth'.r cornmeal or oatmeal. Oats Oats were firmer to ship, with track stuff quiet: Track fancy barky, l)74)37VjC; No. 2 clipped, 36c; No. 3 clipped, 35Vjc. Hay and Straw Hay Is firm for go.nl to best; straw steady: Hay, $9ul"; fancy jobbing lots, $171S; rye straw, $9.G010. Pork Pork and lard are quiet and un changed: Barrel pork, $12.50; light backs, $11.50; lean ends, $14.50; fresh ribs. 8c; corned and fresh shoulders, tic; smoked shoulders, 6c; lard, B.lsc; in pails, 6'74c; hams, 910c; skinned B hams, 9c. Beef Beef Is quiet. Prices are un changed: Steers, 7 I68c; hindquarters, 71Mi)llc; forequarters, 5ol4c; rumps and loins, llllc. Mutton Muttons and lambs wevo quiet, with prices nominally unchanged: Springers, $37; fall lambs, D&lOe; Brighton fancy, 910V6c; muttons, 7i 8y2c; Brighton and fancy muttons, V,'iP 9c; veals, 69c. Poultry Iced fowls continue firm 111 UMs13c, with live fowls nominally"1 ll12c. Esgs Eggs are firm: Western, l"'; 14c; eastern, 13Vi14Msc; southern, V'iP 13; nearby and fancy, 1518c. Apples Apples are held at high prices, with a quiet trade: Baldwins, $45; re sets, $3.504.50; Bples, $40; No. 2, all kinds, $33.50. Potatoes Potatoes are quiet and t'"' changed: Aroostook and eastern rest'. 90(g)95c per bush; hebron, 8085c; Green mountains, 85&90c; northern and west ern, 75 c. Little things trouble us, and l'ttle things console us.