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THE ST JOHNSBURY CALEDONIAN, AUGUST 30, 1899.
7 NEWS SUMMARY. james Sheldon, aged 67, a prominenv ,,! wealthy resident of New Haven, dl(,a suddenly while driving. Archie Whiting, aged 10, fell from a boat on Lake Wlnnepesaukee, near Glendale, N. H., and was drowned. Fire at Reading, Mich., a town of 1500 population, destroyed 21 buildings. ?he aggregate loss Is about $76,000. Joseph White, aged 30, employed In a lumber mill, was killed at Lincoln, N. II., while rolling logs Into a sluiceway. Bridget O'Brien was burned to death at Fall River, Mass., by her clothing catching fire from an overturned lamp. jlrs. Mary Harriet Robinson, the only direct descendant of Columbus In Amer ica, died at her home In Sandusky, O., . aged 80. The bench moulders of the Highland stove foundry, Boston, are on strike for a restoration of a 10 pot-cent cut In wages made two years ago. The navy department Is Informed of the arrival of the gunboat Wilmington at Montevideo and of the arrival of the jlarblehead at Acapulco. Colonel Robert Stewart Webb died at Pomfret, Conn. He was 75 years old. Colonel Webb waa the eldest son of the late General James Watson Webb. Commander Blockllnger of the cruiser Charleston has returned from the Philip pines. He thinks the wealth of the Isl ands has been greatly exaggerated. The body of Antone Manuel, aged 35, a farmer, was found In the river at Kehoboth, Mass. He went In bathing, and It Is supposed he accidentally drowned. Charles W. Wells, vice president of the San Domingo Improvement com pany, discredits the rumors that the city of San Domingo has capitulated to the Insurgents. The body of Arthur Colprltt, aged 8, was found on (he beach at Eastport, Me. It Is supposed that the boy fell Into the water while playing near the bank and was drowned. The smelter and chlorinatlon plant of the Golden Reward company at Dead wood, S. D., burned. This was the larg est plant of the kind in the Black hills. Loss, $150,000. Mrs. Thomas W. Gardner of New Lon don, Conn., died as the result of Injuries received by being thrown from her car riage during a runaway. She suffered from concussion of the brain. The brass and iron bedstead factory of Oliver Bros., at Lockport, N. Y., was de itroyed by fire. Loss, $250,000. James McVlttie was fatally burned. Three hundred men are thrown out of work. Rev. Thomas Lynch, vicar general of Vermont, was stricken with paralysis of the heart while out riding, and died be fore medical aid could be summoned. Fathw Lynch was born In Ireland In 1S31. Lorln D. Avery, 46, was found dead on the tracks of the New England rail road at East Longmeadow, Mass. The head and both legs were crushed, and It Is supposed that he was struck by a train. While the men In brickyards at West Catskill, N. Y., were building up a kiln ol new brick, getting them ready to burn, the Pile suddenly collapsed, burying four men under the brick. The bodies were taken out. Fire in the Bryant building at Brock ton, Mass., caused damage exceeding 125,000. The block contained eight large tores and half a dozen smaller ones. D, T. Burrlll, a photographer, was the chief loser. Rev. Dr. Benjamin F. De Costa, rector of St. John the Evangelist Protestant Episcopal church, New York, has handed his resignation to the wardens. He says the resignation has solely to do with his idvanced age. The supreme lodge, Daughters of St. George, In session at Pittsburg, elected officers, Including the following: Presi dent, Mrs. Minnie Stewart, Bridgeport, Conn.; vice president, Mrs. S. P. Cook Kn, Fitchburg, Mass. ' The Young Men's Christian association of Lowell, Mass., has received a check for loOOO as a gift from Frederick F. Aver of New York city. This makes IS00O that Mr. Ayer has given to the as sociation within a very short time. Captain Austin, engineer on the staff of General Smith of the Fifth brigade, ho was appointed a captain of volun teers on the recommendation of Major General Greene, has declined the ap pointment' on the ground of business. Rev. Edward J. Fink, S. J has been ppointed president of Gonzaga college, Vt'ashington. The appointment was made from Rome by Father Martin, S. J., the provincial of the Jesuit order. Father Fink was born In New York city In 1855. Orders han been Issued for carrying out the provisions of the law allowing a Boldier serving on distant duty to have Part of his pay sent to his family. Pay ments to the families of soldiers will be made by direction of the paymaster general. H. Walter Webb, vice president of the New York Central railroad, Is critically "1 at H. McKlnley Twombly's camp on cPPer St. Regis lake. He Is suffering from a complication of diseases, and the Paves t fears are entertained for his re- Pm, The body of John M. Southwlck, who appeared from Claremont, N. H., My 25, was found In the Woods north c'lhat village. It was suspended from t tree by a strap. There was a bullet lole In the head and a pistol on the Pound. The Grand Trunk railway has notified 'ts employes that the passenger service n the Norway (Me.) branch will be dis continued on Sept. 1. The branch ex tends two miles from the main line to South Paris, and has been In operation 2" I'ears. The will of the late Samuel Johnson ot Boston contained two public be quests, The beneficiaries are the Young Men's Christian association and the oung Women's Christian association f Boston, and each received a bequest " $5000. Mrs. Madson of South Portland, Me., ho Identified the dead body of George Betinett, one of those drowned In the t, Desert ferry horror, as that of her pother, writes that her brother has "ce been heard from, alive and well, In Maryland. . The life saving bureau has received "formation that the Diamond shoals 'entshlp at Cape Hatteras was torn "om her moorings and drifted ashore 'urlng the recent hurricane and is high '"d dry on the coast near Creed's life aving Btatlon. The bodies of A. L. Stevens and A. E. nazlett, two ot the men executed with hn Brown at Harper's Ferry, were '''Interred at Perth Amboy, N. J., and ""l be shipped to NorUi Elba. N. Y., where they will lie beside those of the others of the party. The comptroller of the treasury has decided that a volunteer, who enlistPd in the navy for the war with Spain, and Who was discharged at his own request before the expiration of his term, Is entitled to the extra pay provided In the act of March 3, 1899. Dr.. Charles F. Smith, professor of Greek and classical philosophy in the University of Wisconsin, and head of the graduaute department of the Insti tution, was probably fatally lnlured hv being thrown from his bicycle while go- me aown a steeD hill. Postmaster General Smith has IshiipiI an order declaring that the use of the words "private mailing cards" on printed matter or cards which do not conform to the prescribed size and qual ity or card, is unauthorized, and that such cards accordingly are unmallable. Sosthenes Justin Lucchetti. late consul for France at St. Thomas, W. I., died at New York of a complication of diseases. Mr. Lucchetti was knight of the Legion of Honor, knight commander of St. Gregory the Great (conferred by Pope Leo XIII), knight of Isabella la Catollca' and various other orders. Captain Francis W. Dlcklns, for some time assistant chief and acting chief of the bureau of navigation, navy depart ment, Is about to be detached from his post, and after a brief rest will take command of the battleship Indiana. succeeding Captain H. C. Taylor, who nas asKea to be relieved. Charles Whlttier, who served In the Massachusetts senate in 1884, died at Boston, aged 70. He was born In Vienna, Me., and, being apprenticed as a ma chinist, worked his way through various grades as a mechanic. Mr. Whlttier had held many executive positions In Boston financial Institutions. The tanners of the east and middle west, who have been recently trying to effect a combination of upper leather manufacturers, expect that the organiz ation will take place soon. It will Include all the calfskin and cowhide leather manufacturers as far west as Wisconsin, with the exception of several large tanneries in Milwaukee. The Dewey reception committee In New York has been notified that the navy department found it inexpedient to grant -the request to have the old frigate Constitution take part In the naval parade, because the ship U re garded as too valuable a relic to be subjected to the risk of fog attend ing a trip from Boston to New York. Mrs. Mary Russell Bradford, believed to have been the oldest woman In New England, died at her home In Cambridge, Mass., at the age of 106 years, 2 months, 17 days. Mrs. Bradford was born In Bos ton In 1793, and was in excellent health up to a year ago, retaining her faculties to a remarkable degree and remember ing many events of the last century. Lieutenant C. E. Johnston of the rev enue cutter service, who has Just re turned from a tour of Inspection of the hurricane-swept coast of North Caro lina, reports that, although the devasta tion caused by the storm was very great, the number of wrecks and the losses of life, as reported by the press dispatches, were exaggerated. FOREIGN SUMMARY. The bubonic plague has appeared at New-Chwang, China. The outbreak is not regarded as serious. Edmound Routledge, head of the well known publishing firm of Routledge & Sons, Limited, died suddenly at London. King Charles of Portugal has signed a decree establishing a sanitary cordon around Oporto during the continuance of the bubonic plague there. From 50 to 60 vagrants are being ar rested daily at Havana, and each of them Is compelled to break stone for 10 days, the stone being used by the engineer's department. The cruiser Chicago reports her ar rival at Rio Janeiro from Cape Town. Admiral Howlson will come north, ar riving In New York about Oct. 5. He retires on Oct. 10. Assistant Surgeon Helser, at Naples, cables the marine hospital bureau that there Is absolutely no truth In the re port that the plague has appeared at Naples and Palermo. The Sultan of Morocco has notified the powers that he Is destroying the native boats on the Riff coast and is establish ing a gunboat service In order to protect foreign shipping from piracy. Thomas Temple, Canadian senator for York, N. B died at Falmouth, N. S., where he was visiting. Senator Temple was Si years old, aJid for many years had sat In the provincial parliament as a Conservative. Although the tremendous storms that have been raging for a fortnight throughout Chill continue, there has been some abatement. Advices from various points Indicate widespread dis tress and misery. The Dublin Independent announces that the lord mayor of Dublin has been invited to visit New York city in con nection with the movement to erect a totno In memorv of Charles S. Parnell. John Redmond has received a similar invitation. The pope, according to the Rome cor respondent of the London Daily Mall, conferred with Father Martin, the head of the Jesuits, with the view ot persuad ing the French Jesuits to moderate their violence toward Dreyfus, the pope being alarmed at the trend of events In France. The Red Cross society has news from Manila that' Agulnaldo has promised to release all sick Spanish prisoners. BOSTON PRODUCE MARKET. The flour market Is a little firmer, on the continued firmness of cash wheat at Minneapolis, with the millers re fusing to accept of bids, except at stronger prices. Cornmeal Is unchanged, with oatmeal and the cereals quiet. Corn Is little changed, with a quiet demand. Oats are a little firmer, at least on oats to arrive. Hay and straw are quiet, with little change. Minreea is easy. No changes are noted In pork and lard. A better trade was noted In beef, with forequarters firmer. Pork and lard are steady. Muttons are fairly Bteady, with veals .11 aiinnlv find fl.flV. , poultry Is not much changed, with alive easy. Butter is firm, with better prlceB real- i nviaauA la woll anarntnprl. Kflrrfft are in lulet demand, but reported fairly austainea. Beans are In quiet request, and un changed. Apple; continue dull and fiftgV, Potatoes are a little firmer, with good weeta firmer and higher. . - . . -ssssssssssssssssssssssRasssssj AFFAIRS IN FRANCE. Dreyfus replied vigorously to his enemies In Wednesday's proceedings, calling the charges against his character tittle-tattle, and demanding that facta be given. Esterhazy's blackmailing let ter to the President of France, In which he threatened to appeal to the kaiser, was read. Laborl made the prosecution wince by showing that Esterhazy was shielded by the general staff. Thursday was another field day for Labor!. He showed up Mercler In a very bad light, the latter admitting that he did nqt follow the Esterhazy trial. Col onel Maurel, president of the former court-martial, on the stand confessed that one document of the secret docsler convinced him of Dreyfus' guilt, Drey fus denied making a confession. Friday was appurently a good day in the prisoner's cause. Bertlllon, the anti-Dreyfus handwriting expert, oc cupied almost the entire session In ex pounding his theories. Gobert stated clearly that Dreyfus was not guilty, and told how he was harshly treated because of that opinion. Obscure physicians say De Clam is sick. M. Bertlllon resumed his testimony this morning regarding the handwriting of Dreyfus and his reasons for believing the artillery officer guilty. Saturday's testimony showed that the army chiefs are trying to hide the truth behind dead men. The villlany of Mercler and his gang was exposed by Captain Freystaetter, who declared that Mercler and Maurel have deliberately lied about examining the secret dossier. Maurel stands before the world a self confessed liar, having fallen into a trap laid by Laborl. Jouaust on Monday ordered' a commis sion to take the deposition of De Clam. Experts in handwriting gave varied testimony. One who ascribed the bor dereau to Dreyfus at the first court martial testified that It was written by Esterhazy. CROPS GREATLY INJURED, Severllyjof 'the Drought Felt In the. Greater Portion ot New England. Following Is a statement of the weath er and crop conditions of New England, compiled from the reports of correspond ents throughout the section, for the week ending Aug. 28: General showers fell during the early part of the week In coast sections of the district, and were also fairly well dis tributed over the interior section of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Con necticut. The amounts, in numerous in stances, were copious, thoroughly wet ting the surface of the ground, filling streams and temporarily breaking the drought. Scattered showers also oc curred In parts of Vermont. For the remaining parts of New England the weather was fair, though with more or less cloudiness and fog. The showers and moist weather have Improved crops, though with few exceptions the drought continues severe and is injuring corn and late vegetables. The average rainfall for the week was .43 of an Inch. It was, however, very unevenJy distributed. While plenteous showers occurred In many sections of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Con necticut, there were numerous localities in the northern portion of the district where there was no rain. The heaviest rainfall of the week was In the vicinity of Boston and occurred chiefly on the afternoon or night of the 22nd. Rain Is still needed in all sections of New Eng land, and for the greater portion of it the drought, at the present writing. Is unusually severe. With slight exceptions crops remain at a standstill In Maine, due to a con tinuation of the dry weather. The same conditions obtain for a large portion of New Hampshire and Vermont, All crops, In territory mentioned, are suf fering and many are permanently in jured, past recovery, and, in a few in stances, have been destroyed. The In Jury is greatest to late corn, meadows, pastures, gat-den vegetables, beans,' vines, berries, and to fruit generally. Rain, if It comes soon, will save many crops, and greatly improve others that will otherwise prove a total loss. In the southern parts of the district, where general showers occurred the early part of the week, followed by several days of moist, cloudy weather, with dense fogs In coast sections, crops are greatly Im proved, grass and vegetation generally being refreshed and again making rapid growth. More rain Is much needed here and would be very beneficial to all late crops, especially to grass. Yet crops will mature without great loss, even If .the dry weather continues, unless dam aged by early frost. In addition to In juring crops the dry weather Is also de laying fall plowing and seeding. PRICES SOARING UPWARD. Many Strong Fea'ures In the Trade Situation. Scarcity ot Beef Cattle. Strength of prices and steadiness of de mand are stJll the salient features of the trade sltuatlan. Iron, steel and other metals, most;) f the cereals, leather and cotton goods manifest upward tenden cies as to prices. Other staples, with the exception of Bugar and anthracite coal, retain all their old firmness. Fall demand Is expanding at most markets, particularly good reports being received from the northwest, and that portion of the corn-growing country which this year seems likely to be notable for sur plus production. Current railway earn ings maintain the promise of earlier weeks. Aggressive strength Is noted in Iron and steel. Consideration of next year's needs now seems to be the most prominent feature of the trade, aside from complaints of slow deliveries on nearby orders. Wheat hus been quite firm all the week, partly owing to the whittling down of northwestern estimates, but also due to steady demand for the cash article, alike on foreign and domestic account. Additionally strong features in the general trade situation are the active demand for lumber at most markets at steady prices, and the firmness In the higher grades of wool, notwithstanding less active buying. A supporting fea ture In this latter case, however, ts the active demand reported alike for men's and women's wear woolens. ' Conditions of supply and demand seem to be at the bottom of the recent rise In beef prices. This advance has attracted Increased receipts of grass fed cattle, and some Bhadlng of quota; tlons is noted. ' "Don't swear, boys; shoot." Colonel Wood to the Kough Kiders. New Hampshire's Festival. Concord, N. H., Aug. 29. New Hamp shire's new festival, "old home week," was auspiciously Inaugurated at Rol Hnsford, the home of the ancestors of Governor Rollins, for whom the town was noimed. The governor and other distinguished people were present. The exercises Included a reception, a dinner and a literary program. A poem by Dr. William Hale of Gloucester was read. Mrs. Annie W. Baer delivered an historical address, and speeches were made by Governor Rollins, Judge Pike of the supreme court, and others. In the course of his address, Gov ernor Rollins spoke of the significance of the day, claiming, among other things, that over 10,000 natives of New Hampshire reside within a radius of 10 mlles of the state house in Boston. The Idea of old home week was first mani fested In a speech by the governor at a dinner of the Sons of New Hampshire held in Boston. The Idea met with ap proval, and of the hundred associations formed In the cities and towns of the state, Rolllnsford was the first to ob serve the occasion in a public celebra tion. Governor Rollins said that he had re ceived hundreds of responses signifying the Intentions of former residents to return for the week, many from per sons who had not visited their homes for 25 years. The speaker gave the grange credit for putting the movement through, and, in conclusion, he spoke of the help the grange will be in pro moting good roads and developing the natural resources of the state. Carroll, Freedom and Bridgewater were about the only other places to hold special celebrations, most of the towns in which old homestead week associa tions have been organized having se lected some day when a larger attend ance might be expected. In answer to an expressed wish of Governor Rollins, bonfires were lighted on many hilltops In the state, In token of welcome to sons and daughters of New Hampshire returning to their native towns to enjoy reunion with relatives and friends of earlier days. Eight o'clock was the hour set for the kindling of the beacon flames, but the blazing of the fire on top ot Beech hill, In Hopklnton, at 7:30 o'clock, was taken as a signal for the firing of a huge pile of combustibles on the summit of Rat tlesnake hill, the highest point within Concord city limits. Kearsarge mountain was quick to re spond with a bonfire, prepared by di rection of A. N. Batchelder, secretary of the State Old Home association. From a point commanding a view of country stretching over distances from 25 to 50 or 75 miles, toward various points of the compass, fires could be seen one on Sandborntown mountain, one on Knowl ton's hill, Vn Boscawen, another on Dun barton's hill, and a fourth on Oak hill, In London. Crowds of people In this city sought advantageous points from which to see the chain of beacon fires. Judging from what is known here as to the plans of the different town com mittees, New Hampshire must have been dotted by fires from Coos to the sea, from the PIscataqua to the Con necticut it was an auspicious and pic turesque opening for old home week. In the well-remembered church on the hill, the.chapel In the pines, or the more modern temples on the busy city streets, were held yesterday throughout the state, appropriate religious services as a part of the observance of old home week. Former pastors occupied pulpits where in days gone by they had expounded the doctrine, past members of the choir sought the singers' seats and Joined In the old tunes, while the member's of the congregation again sat in the old pews and recalled the Sundays of their child hood days. Nearly every church In the state had a congregation composed more or less of seeming strangers, but who, In reality, were old members. The services were greatly enjoyed by all, and In near ly every case the week's observance was the theme of the day's sermon. Concord, N. H., Aug. 29. There was somewhat of a lull In Monday's cele bration of Old Home Week. The In dividual town celebrations which had been planned are now about to begin. Mount Vernon and South Hampton, however, brought their special ob servances to a close, each with a village basket picnic, attended by many hun dreds of visitors. The shops and fac tories will close on Thursday and special trains will bring into the city the larg est throngs in its history. It Is evident that the chief end and aim of Old Home Week, which was to secure the return of song and daughters of the state for a visit, has been reached, for reports from all sections of the state show that the mission has been well performed In this regard. A Consul's Indiscretion. Washington, Aug. 29. Consul Edward Bedloe, who has been stationed at Can ton, China, during the administration of President McKlnley, has been suspended by the state department and granted permission to return to the United States. His suspension was not due to charges of giving aid to the Filipinos, but arose, In part, out of the certificate of American ownership, said to have been granted by him to the Bteamer Abbey. The Abbey was seized by the gunboat McCulloch at Batangas, where she had landed a cargo of arms and am munition. The authorities feel that Dr. Bedloe is innocent of any Intentional wrong. To Call In Depositois' Books. Norway, Me., Aug. 29. An order from the supreme court has been filed au thorizing the Norway Savings bank to call In depositors' books for examination and restraining the bank from tran sacting business until the examination Is completed according to a new statute. This examination will require ab'out 30 days and no new developments are ex pected during the Interval. The solvency of the bank Is not threatened, as the shortage, If any, Is amply covered. The bank has been doing business for almost 40 years, and Is capitalized at (300,000. dire the Children a Drink called Grain-O. It is a delicious, appe tizing, nourishing food drink to take the place of coffee. Sold by all grocers and liked by all who have used it because when properly prepared it tastes like the finest coffee but is free from all its injuri ous properties. Grain-0 aids digestion and strengthens the nerves. It is not a stimulant but a health builder, and chil dren, aa well as adults, can dnink it with great benefit. Costs about li as much as coffee. 15 and 25c. FIRE IN A CONVENT. Blauvett, N. Y., Aug. 29. Fire was dis covered in one of the buildings of the convent of the Dominican Sisters, at Sparklll and in a few minutes the several buildings were In flames. Four persons were killed. The fire destroyed nine out of the 10 buildings In the group, and that It did not claim more victims Is due to the bravery of the Sisters of Chlrlty, who conducted the convent and orphanage, and of some of the older inmates. day morning, and found the 400 tenants of the institution asleep. There was a hasty, but timely, warning that started the work of rescue. Hundreds were gotten out in almost perfect order, but a score, who risked their lives to save others, were finally forced to either jump from the upper stories or make desperate dashes through stuirwaysand corridors filled with flame and smoke. It Is charged that the buildings were fired by an Incendiary. The known dead are: Helen Brown, 6 years old; Emma Mackin, aged 7; Jane , aged 70; Mary K. McCarthy, aged 28. The missing and unaccounted for are: Therese Murphy, aged 16; Mary Brown, aged 4. The seriously injured are: Sister Sienna, shock and collapse, Berlous; Sister Marie, burns and concussion, moderate; Sister Bertrand, concussion of the spine and shock, serious; Sister Katherine, broken arm; Sister Ignatius, slightly injured by fall; Sister Llgurl, shock and hurt by fall, slight; Hanna Shea, leg broken. Twenty-five Inmates were injured by falls, jumps and burns, none very seriously. The fire was discovered In the lava tory, a separate building, which stood In a corner of the square formed by the 10 buildings. It was seen first at 12:50 o'clock by Watchman Lynch, who gave the alarm. The lavatory adjoined the No. 1 dormitory, In which over 200 boys slept, and was connected with it and with the other buildings by an enclosed archway or corridor that ran clear 'across the grounds and tapped the rear of every structure. i The clang of the electric gongs and the -cries of the watchman had hardly begun to ring through the convent be fore the fire had attacked the archway and was eating Its way Into the first dormitory. The archway acted as a great flue that gave a furious draught that grew In intensity at every corridor 'that opened into It. Flames shot down this horizontal chimney, and the con vent proper and chapel, at the extreme eastern end of the grounds, were afire before the first dormitory was fairly ablaze. The boys in the first dormitory got the first warning. Sister Reginald, who had trained the lads in the fire drill, rushed down the line of white beds, and, arousing the sleepers, clapped her hands. The boys turned out with. a rush, and while some waited to hustle into clothes, the majority hastened to the front of the building and gained the lawn In their night clothes. By that time the second dormitory, where the little boys slept, was ablaze. The older lads made a dash for the building, and were soon carrying the smaller fellows out. The buildings were all finished with Georgia pine, which burned like fireworks. Forks of flames gained the roof of the second dormitory, and great blasts of fire swept through the windows, doors and halls. But the sisters stood' at their posts, and little squads of heroes rushed in, bundled up the sleeping waifs, and dashed out with them. Meantime there were other stirring scenes. The convent and chapel made a great stack of flames, and between them and the second dormitory the girls' dormitory blazed and cracked as the Are leaped up its wooden walls. A dozen sisters were cut off in the upper stories of the convent building, They were forced to the windows, and while some climbed out to the sills, others knelt In prayer, there were cries for aid. Engineer Otto placed a long ladder against the outer wall, and by speedy and heroic work managed to rescue half a dozen. Six were forced to Jump for their lives, but, with one exception, Sister Bertrand, all escaped without serious injury. The escape of Sister Agnes seemed al most a miracle. She was cut off on the fourth floor.. Climbing out upon the window sill, she seized the shutter and swung out clear of the building. Then she loosened her hold and shot downward She struck the ground squarely upon her feet, and then fell over on her side. Immediately she got up and walked quickly away from the burning wall. She had escaped unhurt. The fire reached the girls' dormitory last, but once it took hold of the building Jt burned fiercely. Most of the girls were on the upper floors, and It was with the greatest difficulty that they were gotten out. The sisters were the last to leave the building. Shortly after the last of the rescuers left the second dor mitory, It was discovered that two of the baby boys were missing. John Cody, a 15-year-old boy, ran Into the building, In spite of warnings. Nobody expected to see him alive again, but a minute later Cody come dashing out of the building, and under each arm he carried one of the missing boys. His friends em braced him in their joy. There were 326 children in the orphan age, 60 of whom were girls, and their ages ranged from 2 to 16 years. Mtxltl of them were from New York city, and were In most Instances committed by the Gerry society and city courts. : The value of the property destroyed Is placed at $150,000, and the insurance ts roughly stated at $75,000. The heav lest Individual loser Is Rev. Father Ed ward Cronln, chaplain, who lost his library, valued at $2500. and his per sonal effects.- ' The children are to be distributed among different houses of the order until fireproof buildings are erected. , Coroner Kirk viewed the bodies of the dead, Issued a burial permit, and will hold an Inquest Monday. To Bkrptlcal Asthmatics. The truly marvelous cures of Asthma which have already been effected by Dr, Rudolph SchifTmann, certainly call for notice. His preparation (Scliiffmann'i Asthma Cure), not only gives instant relief in the most stubborn and obstinate cases, but positively cures, in proof of which hear what the Town Clerk at Cavalier, N. D., Mr. W. Sererus, says: "I was troubled with asthma for 20 years, about 8 years ago I started to use your Asthma Cure, and have not had an attact for six years." Honorab'y Discharged. Washington, Aug. 29. An order has been Issued at the war department hon orably discharging from the volunteer army Brigadier General Irving Hale, to take effect Oct. 1. General Hale went GENERAL IRVING BALE. to the Philippines as colonel of the First Colorado and was made a brigadier gen eral for gallant service. General Hale arrived Wednesday at San Francisco. Our Sovereignly Over Moros. Manila, Aug. 29. General Bates has returned from Sulu, having successfully accomplished his mission there. After five-weeks' negotiation an agreement was signed, which In substance was as follows: "American sovereignty over Moros shall be recognized and there shall be no persecution against religion. The United States shall occupy and con trol such parts of the archipelago as public interest demands; any person can purchase land, with the sultan's consent; the introduction of firearms shall be prohibited; piracy shall be sup pressed; the American courts shall have jurisdiction, except between the Moros; the Americans shall protect the Moros against foreign imposition, and the sul tan's subsidy from Spain shall be con tinued." The sultan and several chiefs signed the agreement. New England Firemen's Muster. Fall River, Mass., Aug, 29. Thirty seven hand engine fire companies pumped hard for the honor of their re spective tubs In the annual tournament of the New England Veteran Firemen's association. The Haycart company of Pawtucket playrt the greatest distance, 192 feet and 3 inches. The Eureka of Arlington, Mass., was a good second at 190 feet 2 inches, while the Phoenix of Marblehead, Mass., was third, 187 feet 7 inches, and Eagle of Lynn, Mass., fourth, 185 feet 5 inches. There is some dis pute as to the booby prize between the Chauncy company of Hyde Park, Mass., tnd the Red Jackets of Cambridge, Mass. The latter, however, made no record at all, not being able to hit the paper, while the Chauncys' record was 137 feet 4 Inches, which was the lowest of the day. Trolley Car Knocked Out. Hampton, N. H., Aug. 29. The Bar Harbor express on the eastern division of the Boston and Maine struck an elec tric car which was stalled on the track late last night. There were no passen gers in the car, and the motorman and conductor were also off their platforms, one of them trying to adjust the trolley, while the other was endeavoring to signal the train. Neither was Injured. The car was almost completely demol ished. De Clam the Guilty One. London, Aug. 29. The Rome corre spondent of The Dally Mall says: Col onel Panlzzardl positively declares that the initial D In the Canaille De D document means Dubois, which is an alias for Colonel Du Paty de Clam. Be Sure. 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Thorough training la the essentials of a practical education. Expenses very low in comparison with privileges afforded. Aim of the institution to promote industry, earnest ness of purpose, integrity, and a high sense of honor. Healthful location. Cases of serious III. ness In the school have been extremely rare. ine sanitary conditions are above criticism. The most modern and complete facilities for the profitable stud v of all the branches in its courses; Fine Library, Cabinets, Labora tories, Art Studio-all recently greatly en larged snd Imbroved. The best aoDllances and Instruction tor training in Commercial Branches and In Bus iness Methods and Practice. Fall Term begins Tuesday, Sept- 5. 1899. For catalogues and Information address D. Y. COMSTOCK, M. A., Principal, St. Johnsbury, Vt. LYNDON INSTITUTE. 1899. Fall term begins Monday, Sep tember 4. For catalogue write to F. L. PUGSLEY, Principal, Lyndon Center, Vermont. Peaks Island House AND Hotel Goronado. Both Enlarged and Improved, Eleetrle Bells, Hot and Cold Baths, Steam Heat, Eleetrle Lights, Strictly First-class. E. A. SAWYER, Proprietor. Peaks Island, Maine. SCREENS. Door and Window. Piazza Work and Door Hoods, Come in and see me if you think of building a piazza. Perhaps I can give you an idea, if not it don't cost anything to talk it over. E. E. GALER, Concord Avenue, SU Johnsbury, Vermont. SPECIAL SALE OF HOSIERY Mrs. A. M. Stanton's Millinery Store. Dissolution of Partnership. The partnership heretofore existing under the firm name of Hall & Stanley is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The books of the concern will remain at the old stand and all accounts can be settled at that place. S. W. Hall, C. A. Stanley. Ht. Johnsbury, Vt., Aug. IS, 1899. Probate of Will. LUCY ROBERTS' ESTATE. Statb op Vermont, Caledonia District, ss. Tn Probate Court, held at the Probate office in St. Johnsbury, within and for said district, on the 21st day of August A D. 1899. An instrument purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Lucy Roberts, late of Barnet In said district, deceased, being presented to court by Eva L. Gibson, custodian, named, for probate: It is ordered by said court that all persons concerned therein be notified to appear at session of said court, to be held at the Pro bate office in St. Johnsbury, on the 9th day of September A. D. 1899, and show cause, If any they may have, against the pro bate of said will, for which purpose it is further ordered that a copy of the record of this order be published three weeks succes sively in the Caledonian printed at St. Johnsbury, previous to said time appointed for hearing. By the Court, Attest: WALTER P. SMITH, Judge. ' A true copy of record, Attest: WALTER P. SMITH, Judge. Presentation of Account. DORINJA D. WINTER'S ESTATE. Statb op Vermont, Caledonia District, ss. In Probate Court, held at the probate office in St. Johnsbury, in said district, on the 22nd day of August A. D. 1899. Charles K. Morse and Eliza D. Morse, Exe cutors of the last Will and Testament of Dorinda D. Winter, late of St. Johnsbury, in said District deceased, present their admin istration account for examination and al lowance, and make application for decree of distribution and partition of the estate of said deceased. Whereupon, it is ordered by said court, that said account and said application be referred to a session thereof, to be held at the Probate office In said St. Johnsbury, on the 9th day of September A. D., 1899, for hearing and decision thereon : And It is fur ther ordered that notice hereof be given to all persons interested, by publication of the same three weeks successively in the Caledonian, a newspaper published at St. Johnsbury, previ ous to said time appointed for hearing, that they may appear at said time and place, and show cause, If any they may have, whv.said account should not be allowed and such decree made. By the Court, Attest : ' WALTER P. SMITH, Judge. ' Presentation of Account. WILLIARD A. COGOINS' ESTATE. Statb op Vbrmont, Caledonia District, ss. In Probate court, held at the probate office in St. Johnsbury, in said district, on the 22nd day of August A. D. 1899. William T. King, Administrator upon the Estate of Willlard A. Cogglns, late of St. Johnsbury In sulci district, deceased, pre sents his administration account for examin ation and allowance, and makes' application for decree of distribution and partition of the estate of said deceased. Whereupon, it is ordered by said court, that said account and said application be re ferred to a session thereof, to be held at the Srobate office in said 8t. Johnsburv, on the th day of September A. D. 1899, for hearing and decision thereon 1 and it Is further ordered that notice hereof be given to all persons Interested, by publication of the same three weeks successively la the Caledonian, a newspaper published at St. Johnsbury, previous to said time appointed for hearing, that they may ap pear at said time and place, and show cause, If any they may have, why said ac count should not be allowed and such decree made. By the Court, Attest, WALTER P. SMITH, Judge.