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THB OBIOAQO E!A.GHjB3. "tV V TWfv M TUBERCULOSIS AND BEEF TRUST FARCE. Government Meat Inspectors Chosen from Beef Trust Employes Under the New Inspection Law. Everything: to Be Sold in Cans to the Public Without Any Restraint. "With a corps of Beef Trust lnsiicc torti the fate of ttio public will be worse Dun It over wits. Tlw Chicago Tribune, which will Mt U accused by anyone of being nn twenty f the Hoof Trust, fitter calling attention to the fact Hint only 27 out f I"') tiic.it product In sectors luul Ota to work under the now law, said 4 Tuesday, Sept. 11, 1000: "It will se Ncixwaty to hold another exnmlna- Won before the full complement of 120 tramline the public put up a hard Men can be Installed, tuid It Is doubt- ait utMHit the enforcement of tho Cnl If sulllelont number will bo avail- visions of tho new law which re jrale for duty when the now law goes ,n,10i, tucm i Mate plainly on their lt offset Oct. 1. The new Inspectors j,,,cl4 jM,t vvimt their cans contain. -will look after sanitary eruditions at Judging from tho following dispatch the plants principally, and .Mr. Cooley lo ucor rrni p.per tho Hoof Trust Traced them where they could do the m, wtm j point. .stoet effective work In the four estab- T)l0 BWlndlIiiK and poisoning of the Mshniciit". They will Inspect the truck, 1ut,n0 u to continue. rooms, lungers, tables, pipes and floors. noro I the tclcBram giving the Sixty-live of those who took the exam-' ncj . laatloii recently passed but only twen-1 Washington, I). C, Sept. . After tjMwvcn reported for duty. ThU U uc- J muncroii! conferences between Score esuated for by tho fact that of those tliry wilson, Dr. Melvln, chief of the a pawed a number arc now cm- bureau of animal Industry, and about yteyed lu the packing house nt ?iuo a tnonth. The salary of an Inspector Is -but $SS.'.KI a month." A. creat portion of the "lumpy Jaw" "Vwf tilniiglitered In tho United States tied to the satisfaction of all concern d passi.il as "sound" by the Inspect- ed. What probably was the last con on Is Hold and consumed in Chicago, ' fcrenco was held at tho Department of -accordtag to a recent article lu tho ' Agriculture to-day and the packers an Chicago Tribune. St. I-ouls prohibits nounccd that they at once would pre IteU the slaughter and sale of "lumpy ' pare tho labels by Oct. 1, when tho law Jaw" cattle In that city, and Kansas City, while it permits the slaughtering f fiicli cattle, prohibits the nale of the Utct. Tkat Chicago lias, become tho "dump ing ground" for practically nil tho -lampy Jaw" beef In tho country was j revealed by food Inspectors, At ouo plant are slaughtered every ' IftJday from 100 to 200 head of "lumpy iaw" cattle. Of those only a small fraction Is condemned as unlit for eon jwmptioa. Tho rest, with the diseased parts cut out, Is sold for prime leef, ami brings the retailer as good prices ax the bet beef. This Is possible by reason of tho fact that tho consumer has no way of telling whether the beef ho buys Is part of n ""lumpy Jaw" steer or not. If tho In swctors nana an Infected nulmnl, after ike post-mortem Inspection, tho beof Is placed In tho cooler and sold just nn any other beof. Of courso tho nttltude C Health Commissioner Whalen tuul tfctn Is that tho locally Infected cattle re not genera ly unfit for food. Out of a total day's slaughter of 120 head of "lumpy Jaw" and otherwise In fected animals only twelve car, awvs wore condemned after post aaarteia inspection. This means that nt a nTerago weight of 1,200 pound each there will bo sold in Chicago during the aext few days at least 129,(100 pounds of "lumpy Jaw" beef. How avaca of the same kind of moat U hipped Into Chicago from Kansas Olty ail other places wltore Its Halo Is pro ttfclted would bo ditllcult to estlnmtc, awt the quantity Is undoubtedly large. la most of tho Eastern cities ordl auoM nro In forco prohibiting the sale T meat from nnlmnls with actinomy cosis, tlw scientific namo for "lumpy Jaw." Thus Chicago remains as tho nly large market where that class of oatlle may bo slaughtered and sold with profit. Th averngo weekly receipts of cattle at the stock yards aro 70,000 head, and among these always aro found from 100 to 200 animals Infected In one -ay or another. Several foreign governments would -4a well to send secret investigators aero to ascertain the kind of meats ox yortod to their countries. According to all accounts several of their represent ativcfl are very friendly to the lleef Trust. So markedly m that comment upon tbc fact has quite a decided and -oosltlvu tone. Th Ueef Truit Is happy over its vic tory la the matter of labels. It can feed tho people what It likes aad make them pay for what they do mmt want. Tbc now government law has fallen dtown already on the lalwls as It has In other details. The label on tho canned goods of the Bcftf Trust will continue to He. False iabols on Iltot Trust canned jods havo received government sane Unix. Witness: Washington, D. C, Sept. VI. Canned roast beef will eoutlntie to bear the label of "roast leef," notwithstanding the fact that It n-ally Is boiled beef. This was n decision rendered at a con ference to-day between Secretary Wil- wa and Senator Hopkins, of Illinois, ind Thomas L Wilson, general man aser of tho Nelson Morris Packing Company of Chicago. Mr. "Wilson explained that tho nieth cd of preparing canned ro.tst hecf was fa prlioll tho meat tit flftet-n minutes ( and then put it In fans and subject It in steam heat for three hours. .Mr. i WINon !iild that the melhoil hud been eopletl by Australian nnd South Ainer lean packers, who would prollt by It If the American packers were forced to abandon It. It was decided that tho cam mlKtit bear the label roast beef, but that It should be stated on tho labels how the beef was prepareil and cooked. Tho Chicago p.ieKors who have been fo,.ty representative of tho various meat packing houses, the pronienw which have arisen over the question of labels which, under tho law, must Iks nut upon meat products, nave neon hci- goes Into effect. Throughout tho discussions Secretary Wilson stood for labels which would state what tho package contained and this tho packers refused to accept, therefore, by way of compromise tho t-ecretary did not Insist upon stating tlw percentages of different meats eon tallied In any canned article put out under one name. Kalamazoo, .Mich., Sept. 10. Ten per sons lu three different families or this city have been lying at the point of death for over twelvo hours, suffering from the effects of eating dried beet de livered to their houses Saturday. A partial investigation has revealed tho fact that tho meat came originally from one of tho large packing homes. Tho physicians are of the opinion that some hort of embalming fluid, used ns a prcervntlvo, was used In tho beef and was tho cause of tho poisoning. Sterling, III., Sept. 11. The physl clans or this city report that during last night there wore forty cases of ptomaine polt-oulug, and that several of the patients are still lu a precarious condition. The poisoning was caused by eating pressed corn beef purchased at a local market. Tho food came orig inally from a Chicago packing-house. Tho families of Henry lturmclster, Itev. Louis Gresseus, Henry Auincnt, Will lam K. Myers, Fred Avery and Harry Deuulson were among tho sufferers. London, Sept. 12. Lieutenant Colo nel Percy Kyra Ilobbs, who was select ed by War Secretary llaldano to go to tho United States and Inspect tho pack lug of beef Intended for tho Ilrltlsh army, has returned to this country. It Is understood that ho will lu a few days present a volumluous report, tho gUt of which Is that the sanitary con ditions at tho stockyards have been un satisfactory. " The report will condemn methods in rogue. Creat Indignation Is felt In Knghind over tho action of tho lleef Trust lu hiring Ihiglish butchers who handle Its goods, to go to America and bring back a report whitewashing tho lleef Trust and Its methods. Indianapolis, Aug. SO. Tainted meat delivered at the camp of regulars at Fort llenjamln Harrison nearly caused a riot this morning when rations were Issued to tho soldiers. Tho regulars demanded that tho moat bo taken from tho camp at once. A board of Inspec tion was appointed and recommended that only a part of tho moat bo thrown away, as tho rest, It held, was good. This report was far from satis factory, and thero was considerable murmuring over It, but Oeiieral Carter ordered It all destroyed and n new Isiuo made. Ilurllngton, Vt Sept .1. Following closely ou tho iillldavlt niado by F. T. Hutchinson, of Worcester, that he saw his condemned cattle slaughtered In this city, -with every Indication that they woro to bo sold ns meat, comes a statement made today by W. O. anil C. S. White, of Illchniond, which Is even more startling. That of tho elder .Mr. White Is to tho effect that last October tho State Cat- tie Commission condemned llfty-seu'u . animals of his herd as being affected with tuberculosis; that ho was paid SO per cent of tho appraised value; that tho fifty seven head of cattle, In compnrij with cattle condemned from tho herd of M, S, Itldiinond, wero shipped away from Itleluaond, and that his sou followed them to tea what final disposition was mado of them. Tho son states that ho followed tho cattle to Haverhill and ltoston, ono carload being w)t off nt Haverhill and I Who Will the remainder shipped to ltoston; that ho saw the animals unloaded from the cars and about 120 of them slaughtered at tho slaughter houses of a lloston company, dressed as beef nnd run to ward the cooling room; that ho saw the government Inspector Inspecting the same carcasses; that only nine of the 120 were condemned, the other be ing stamped "U. S. Inspected." Washington, D. C, Sept. -1. Whether tho attractive nature tint given to cured meats, sausage nnd other meat trust products by saltpetro Is causing the race to die off more rapidly Is the problem with which Dr. 11. W. Itlley, chief of the bureau of chemistry of tho Department of Agriculture, has undertaken to wrestle. There Is a suspicion lu tho minds of Secretary Wilson nnd Dr. Wiley that saltpetro Is Injurious to tho kidneys. It has come to tho knowledge of the Department of Agriculture that In a number of beef trust plants saltpetre Is used recklessly. Its uso to tho ex tent of one pound lu KM) pounds of meat Is reported lu somo Instances. "Thero Is reason to suppose that salttctre Is extremely Injurious If used In such quantities," said Dr. Wiley. Toledo, 0 Sept. 13. Mr. nnd Mrs. McLaln nnd ISmonths-old child, 2T21 Summit street, and Mrs. A. C. Stable ton, 2718 Summit street, were poi soned by eating dried beef said to have been shipped here from n Chicago packing house. All had n narrow cs capo fronvdeatb. Sterling, III., Sept. 2.V-Member of a picnic party yesterday cast of this city wcro taken very 111 caused by ptomaine poisoning hi canned meats. It was feared that Mrs, Clair Hrumley would not survive. This morning six of tho members of tho Henry Oebhart family of this city wcro similarly af fected. During tho summer there were about ono hundred cases of ptomaine poisoning In this city duo to canned meats. Tho spirits of thousand of poor boys who went out to fight- for the United States In tho Spanish-American war, must hover over tho fortunes of the IWtf Trust In. a douuiud for vengeance' Theso thousands woro killed by the "embalmed beof" of tho Deof Trust nnd by tho poisons used In tho makeup of their lleef Trust rations. Neither tho bullets of tho Spaniards or tho terrors of tho Cuban climate did any havoc to tho American soldier, poor boy, at all comparable with the damage dono by the frightful embalm ed food of tho lleef Trust. The young fellows who offered their lives to the American government, did not for a moment Imaglno that the country for which they wero fighting would permit a lleef Trust to furnish them with poisoned rations. Hut It did. The Holdlers trusted their country and ato the poison. The result was death, disease, broken constitutions for thousands. Theso aro facts which tho war roc ords will corroborate. One hundred and sixteen articles pro duced by tho lleef Trust In Chicago have been examined and condemned by the honest pure food commissioner of the Slate of North Dakota. Ilvory ono of them was condemned beeauso It contained a poison and was therefore detrimental to tho public health. Lack of space nlono prohibits us from print ing tho list and tho names of tho houses shipping tho stuff. Tho following taken from tho Old cago American July 111 necnU no com ment: "Chief Food Inspector Murray to-day CANCER IN CHICAGO E&F-i'H IKaBBBBBBK ' iHhtt BBBBHyfekiil' .BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBbI LHIIIIValHRfHLIIIIB'l M milBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBH BBHMBL9lLISsl( JlflflslllllLIIIIIIIIH llaBBBBBBBWWalBBBBBBBBBBV MIbHHbBBbIbBBBBBBbI BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBvRHLBUBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBnL'Gnr M JBBaH9BBBBBBmBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBaBBBBBBBBBBBBB CHARLES McGAVIN, Bo Re-elected to Congress In the Eighth District. renewed his nctlvltlos lu protecting tho people of Chicago against the sale of bad meal nnd other injurious products, by discovering new violations of the city ordinances, and by protesting against tho marketing of lumpy Jaw cattle. "In tho last week, seventy-six cattle with this disease have been tagged by tho Insficctors and held up for further examination, but of tlieso only seven wero condemned to bo used as fertilizer or sont to the soap rats. "Tho remaining sixty-nine were al lowed by tho government and Stirto In spectors to bo marketed and SOLD TO THR PHOl'LH OF CHICAGO. 'The excuso given wna Uiat lumpy Jaw does not affect tho whole carcass, and the marketing was nllowod, after tho Infected part woro cut away. There cattle are not to bo shipped. away, but will be sold lu this city. Under the law Mr. Murray could do nothing but protest, and hi protests woro disre garded by tlw govormnout Insjicetora." Tho following product wero export ed from tho United States to tho coun tries named In 1004. A largo per centage of them contained tuberculo sis and cancer ns they Vera taken from the lushlcs of cattlo and there fore NIIVKIt examined for tulierculo sK cancer or any other disease : Saussgo Casing. Tallow. Or't Ilrltaiu, value $.121,102 $1,707,204 Oonnany, value ... 023,000 013,031 France, value 184,330 403,514 Netherlands, value. 500,400 140,021 Itussla, valuo 30,505 51,508 Tho Amorlcun peoplo must put an end to tho lleof Trust or suffer the consequences of bad food. Ity tho way, what la Dr. Dyson, who used to ho government chief inspector, doing now? Tho Beef Trust saturate Chicago with stenche from Its rendering es tablishments and fdue factories. It robs the peoplo of Chicago through Its control of tho price of the food they cat and tho leather thoy wear. Itomembcr tho Deof Trust when you nro electing cnudldatcs for the Legis lature tills year. Tho numbor of dead and diseased hogs shipped by tho lleef Trust and sold as fowl Is something awful. Numbers nt hog die In the cars In transit to tho Deaf Trust; their bodies aro often oaton by tho other hogs and their pet dlsoaso transmitted by them to tho human race. Why Is not tho Illinois Anti-Trust Inw strictly enforced against tho real trusts? Tho law Is upon the statuto books and Is rigidly lived up to ns agnlust small and honest corporations which are obliged to make iillldavlt ouco a your and send tho same with ouo dol lar to Springfield to provo that they aro not In a trust. A Trust ha no more standing In law lu Illinois than a Hurglnr. Itoth oxst In violation of tho law and both are felons In tho eyes of tho law. How many murders Is tho Iteef Trust guilty of In Chicago? How many Innocent pooplo nrp killed every year by tuberculosis nnd cancer? Tho lleef Trust slaughter houses are like morgues. Tho lleef Trust mag nates lovo to prnlso their cleanliness In magazine articles. Of course theso slaughter joints are cleanly, They have to bo. They are sanitary In near ly every respect. Tho only unsani tary things about the Trust slaughter houses are the cancerous cattle, the tuberculosis cows nnd tho trichina hogs. The surroundings have to ho kept cleanly, like all building dovot cd to tho euro of cadavers. Even the embalmed beef turned out by the Trust Is sanitary from an embalmer's standpoint. Tho lleef Trust must bo downed. All the rotten old lleef Trust lobby Ists, consisting of crooked lawyers, cnstoir politician and scarecrowstatw men are getting ready. Hut when the Illinois Legislature meets these worthies will be pointed out so that be who runs may read. Tho Uecf Trust must bo stopped. Chicago Is the home nnd tho head quarters of tho lleef Trust All tho phiuu nt tho Stock Yards must come down. New buildings must take their place. Tlw old one nro so saturated with llltli, dlseaso and corruption that no matter what laws nro passed, the build ings tliemsclres will bo a standing men nco to food. A complete now outfit In necessary and overybody recognises that fact. Tho Deof Trust is still doing the same. Illinois Is not only the headquarters of the Iteef Trust, but the people of Illinois .are Us principal victims. Tho Illinois Legislature will hare to Investigate tllo lleof Trust Chicago Is at tho mercy of the Iteef Trust. Tho Illinois legislature must como to her rescue. Our grand Juries aro frequently sprinkled with loading citizens drawn from tho packing Industry. Men who nro busily engaged hi selling cniiccr and tuberculosis to their fellow-men nro tlno peoplo to draw ns grand Jurors. There aro more fraudulent get-rlch-quick schemes flourishing in Chicago to-day than over before. Squelch them! Tho IJeef Trust Just ns rotten a It ever was. Tho lleef Trust always did pay lib erally for lusldo Information on pure fowl Inws. With tho government Inspectors se lected from trusted lleof Trust em ployes, the outlook for puro beef anil pork Js certainly very good. Tho government Inspection ought to give cenlldenco to tho pooplo If lleef Trust employes ;iro to bo tho govern ment Inspectors, Why was Inspector .Murray taken oft tho packing house work last fall, Mr. Mayor? Tho lleef Trust can say what It likes ou lis labels and Its own men will In spect tho meat output. Tho best coal, prompt sorvlre and courteous treatment U what a customer receives from tho old and reliable Oeorgo LIU Coal Company. FOR EAGLE News from All Parts of the World Carefully Selected from the Press Telegrams. A Weekly Digest of the Most Important Facts and Happenings for Busy Readers. Itceent flood In the southern part of the State of .InlNco and In the Stato of Colimn, Mexico, have resulted In great destruction of property and loss of life. Tho number of fatalities from drowning along tho line of tliu Mananllln exten sion of the Mexican Central railway Is J23. Thousands of tons of earth anil roeks descended In great landslides from the mountains. The new steel railway" brldae below Tutp.ui was destroyed nnd a steam shovel wela'slng twenty-six tons was borne by the torrent for a consid erable distance. In one place (lie water roso sixty foot. Many houses were de stroyed by floods In the towns of Tuxpan and Znpotllllc. Twenl.v-llve lives wero lost during the recent Hoods In the San tiago river; fifteen were drowned by tho capsizing of n bout while crossing the river. All wero natives. PUPILS SEE TEACHER SLAIN. Rejected Suitor Murders Clovolnnd Girl nnd Later Commits Suicide. Sixty school children witnessed n hor rifying sight nnd were thrown Into n wild panic when Harry Smith, 2." years old, shot nnd killed their t-aelier, Miss Mary Shepard, 22 yours old. befuro their eyes In n hall In I lie South Kaclld school, Cleveland, Ohio. Two hours later, when cornered In the rear of his home. Smith turned tho weapon on himself, dying In stantly from a shot through the head. Tour Cleveland policemen, with drawn rcolvcrs nnd under cover of eight armed farmers, were about to rush on young Smith when lie ended his life. Disap pointment In hue Is Hjihl to havo been tho motive for the murder. Smith, who was a fourth coushrio Miss Shepard, had wooed her for some time and recently was rejected. OHIO SMASHES BRIDGE COMBINE. Oompanlos Quit Stato and Five Sur render Their Chnrtors. , Five bridge companies surrendered their charters the other day, and all the other eUht under lire, with one exception, havo left tho Stato ns a result of war on tho bridge combine cirrinl on by Attorney General Kills of Ohio. The companies which gave up their dinners nro tho Clinmplon Company of Wilmington, Kins Company of Cleveland ami tint Canton, Ilellefontalno ami Masslllon companies. Tho Mount Vernon Company alone re mains to light the battle of the combine. Mr. Kills will attempt to have this com pany ousted and a receiver appointed for It. Tho combine nrgiies it has not violat ed State laws, nnd that If there havo lieen Illegal acts they have been committed .un der tho federal Sherman law. Inventor of Barbed Wire Dies. Joseph S. Glldden, known as tho In ventor and patentee of barbed wire, died at hit homo In Do Knlb, III., where ho has lived for many' years. Ho was 03 years old last January. Mr. Glldden wna associated In the manufacture of wire with Isaac L. Illlwood for mnny years. lit 187i'l ho begnn to mnko barbed who and It mado him a fortune. Broken Rati Wrecks Limited. Seven persons were injured seriously and many moro slightly In a wreck two miles east of Wamego, Kan., on tho Union Pacidc railway. Four enrs on tho Overland Limited, west bound, , wero thrown from tho track by n broken rail nnd the wreckage was. strewn over a dls tniico of n quarter of a mile. airl Thief Eludes Sleuth. A girl biirglnr, wearing a while sailor hat trimmed with red feathers, and de scribed as a brilliant conversationalist, is dodging tho Cleveland police. Mrs. Mny McGulrc, Lukeslilo avenue, says tho girl got enough things from her npartments to satisfy n bihle, Advocates Death Oponly. Denth for nil rebels and .Tews Is advo cated openly by tho president of tho Union of Ilusshiu People, who in a speech at Odessa said they must die. Two Moro Negroes Lynched. A Texas negro has been lynched by a mob of his own race for attempting as sault on n colored girl. Another negro hns Iipcii killed hijAigentn, Ark. Adopts Simplified Spelling. Tho Columbus, Ohio, Hoard of IMaca tlon upon tho recommendation of tho superintendent of hchools has decided to adopt tho simplified spelling so far as It Is practicable In tho schools of tho elty. Admits Theft of 880,500. Tames W. Fclker, formerly City Treas urer of Newburyport, Mass., pleaded guilty to charges of embezzlement of $80, &00 In funds of tho city. At tho request of tho prisoner's counsel sentenco was postponed until next January. . e 810,000 for Sbakspeare Book. A copy of tho third edition of Slink speare's "Passionate Pilgrim," of which the only other copy extnnt U In tho Mod lcian Library, has just lieen sold nt prl vnto salo In London for an American buyer nt $10,000. Three Hurt iu Auto Wreck, lu attempting to cross in front of a .anenvUlo Inti-rurhau car In Newark, O., Conductor A. C, Wallace's nutomobllo was wrecked. Phil Wyckhara was seriously hurt Internally, Joseph Iteed suffered a dislocated hip, and A. 0, Wallace sustain ed three ribs fractured. BEEF! READERS. KILLED IN SU3VAY BLAST. At Least El:: T-Icn Aro Doad in flill ndolphln Explosion. A terrific explosion of Illuminating sn In the subway of the Philadelphia Uapld Trannlt Company, under construction nt Sixth and Market streets, resulted in tho death of at least six men. About a down others were Injured nul property d.imago that will run Into tliMisimU of dollars was caused, l'lie explosion occurred shortly before 7 o'clock, -when few work men hid gathered. It was caused by a leak In n city gas main that hail been Im properly lepalred. Tin? escaping gas formed in a pocket nnd It Is believed that n workman carrying a lamp Into the great hole Ignited It. Tlio comer of Sixth nnd Market streets Is ono of tho busy polaU In tho city, but there was llttlo traffic there when the explosion occurred. Tho force of the explosion wracked the sub way for half a block ami all bo bcavy timbering and other structural work, In cluding tons of earth, fell Into tho exca vation. A liMvy rain during the night hnd slightly wr.tkenud the walls nnd lidd ed to the damage. Just ns the gas Ig nited a fnui-horsa dirt cart was being driven directly ncross the covered sub way by n driver of tho Millard Con tructlon Company, which Is building tho subway. Vehicle, horses nml man wcro blown high In tlio nlr nnd tho horses nnd cart fell Into the hole. Tlio driver land ed lu tho street and was only slightly hurt. Several workmen standing near tho derrick wero blown across the street and killed or Injured, nnd a numbor of other persons wero hurt by falling glass nnd sign. 180 MURDEKED TOR $000,000. Steamer Sirlo Sunk by Crow, Who Looted Strong: Box of Gold. Kvldcnro lending to provo conclusively that lobbcrs saerlllced the lives of 150 persons'aiid wrecked the. big trans-Atlantic steamer SIilo olT Cartagena, Spain, In order lo steal QKJ.HHi has bean discov ered. The strong box of tho steamer wn uncovered lu the wreckage and opened. It was found to be empty, although hermet ically kcnlcd when discovered, A tre mendous M.'iintlou has been caused by tho discovery. The secret survlco agents of the gomnnicnt Intimate that members of the steamer' crew are under suspicion and that arrests are likely to follow. -Tho nssUtnuro of the Italian government will bo nlcd lu clearing up the mystery. It Is declared that a conspiracy existed among the suspected members of tho crow nnd that after noting the strong box and sealing it again they deliberately wreck ed tlio steamer that they might have a chance to hind with their rick booty. Whether tho robbers actually escaped with tho great load of gold Is yet a mys tery, hut the authorities have unearthed a clew showing that a small boat landod several mysterious men near tho sceno of tho wreck long before any pasengor front tho wrecked steamer reached shore. DEATH IN SOUTHERN STORM. Tornado Strikes New Orleans and Vicinity Four Parsons Killed. A tornado passed diagonally across tho resldcneo sections of Now Orleans about 9 o'clock Friday morning, taking oft roofs, tearing down fences and doing other. dam age. A dispatch from Hammond. La., on the Illinois Central road, about fifty miles from New Orleans, says that a tornado truck Ponchntoula tho snmo morning, killing four persons nnd InJ.irlng a num ber, Tho damago to property wM heavy. Tho Jal Alnl skating rink at Milan and Carondelot streets, New Orleans, was blown to pieces nnd the dsbrls from It scattered In every direction. Along Its whole pnth of thrco miles or more dam ago wns done by the storm. FAST TIME AROUND WORLD, Present Servico Makos Forty Days Enough to Qlrdle Globe. Mail advices from Yokohama stato that at a conference of tlio Hussion Asiatic Steamship Company and Japanese lines at Vladivostok It was decided to establish weekly altcrnnto steamship servico be tween North Japan and Vladivostok, and tho Husslau Asiatic lino anuouncad It would extend Its lino to Sail Francisco. Tho officials said they would make ar rangements by which n traveler could journey around tho world In forty days. Strikes Child in Falling. Albert Herger nnd Henry Keidllnger, painters, wcro hurled from the fourth floor of a building on Woodward street, Cincinnati, by the breaking of the scat fold. Ucrgcr sustained u fractured skull. Internal Injuries and broken arm and leg and will die. Ho struck ltosclla Nlcraan, 4 year old, who suffered serious Internal Injuries and may die, lliedllugor man aged to catch tho rope and slide down safely, King of An'nam Kills Wives. Thatih Thai, King of Annum, has again been guilty of such atrocities that the French government may bo compelled to adopt rigorous disciplinary measures. Tun , malls report that In August tho king was . seized with a homicidal mania, ordered seven of his wives to bo executod and looked on with dollght wlillo they were slowly tortured to death. Doitroyov Uooa on Rook3. While going to the ah of ;i strandod s"li 'oner i lie torpedo boat ihstroycr Pro Mo went on tho vj-Im uorlh of Santa liar birn, I'd,, dutltsg a il'me fog. Sio'wai later pullo'l off with practically no damage.