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May its sizo never grow less. Praaidant ttooaernlCa liiiooin Any BBaneh was made in the aama palatial bamiuet hall where the sesxions of tlie. American Hankers* Assoeiation were hehl last Beptamber and where the Kditor of this journal made a spee<:h as President of (he Miehan ies Savings Bank of Riehnn.nd. OlIRSSTUfG THB <a ti/iv OMBB, The sworn offleera of the law are doiug their duty in the case of the inurder of George Honder.son. the colotvid man, who was hounded to his death and foreed ae.rt).^ a dam, where he was drowned. As a re sult Sheriff Sedwick on last Tues day night earried to the Jail at Lu ray, Va., David Corner, white. He waa. later bailed in the sum of $300. and released from eustody. Warrants are out for Harry Key ser, Junius Corner, Marcua l)offle naagnr, Pearl Kite and DatrM Cave, all white. They have left thn neigh borhood. Efforts are itill being made to recover UaB oi^rod n an'3 body. The excuse given for aUlling the colored man is that some eolored nmn cut out the tongue of a child tweuty-tive years ago and was lynch ed for the crlme. Thia reminds us of the story told on an Irishman, who It is alleged waa. beating a Jew, whom he met on.the street. The Jew protested that he had done nothing. whereup on the Irishman declared that he had done something?he had killed Jesus Christ. The Jew reininded himr that Christ was killed eighteen hundred years ago. "That's noth? ing." responded the Irishman, "I've just heard of it," and kept on with the punishment. These murderers at lmray. Va., seem to have just about the same degree of intelligence aa that partlcular Irishman. They will now" have an opportunity to pay counsel fees and be marked in the future aa guilty of having human btood. on their handa and nmrder on their consclences. I>RIVEN TO HIS DKATH. A' most distreaaing story comea from Luray, Va., under date of f*eh. 28th. which ahowa that a num aaer ot white men aaat hoys in that ?etghJborhood are guilty of the raur der_ of George Henderson, a color? ed man, whose home is in North Carolira. The unfortunate man waa. on. his way to Martinsburg. West Vlrginia, and had been put off a frclght train at Grove Hlll, Va., a alation about three miles south of lnghara. Va. When it was ascertained that he was in the place a crowd of white men and boya drove him away. He was pursuod by them and reach? ed Ingham, being again hunted and pursued by tho white residents. To eseapo. in his desperatiou. he at tempted to cross the river on the dam and when near the middle was washed into the swiftly moving cur rent. the river being about fifteen feet at this point He was drown ed. and his body has not as yet been recovered. It is said that he was houndcd in this nianner because of an unwritten law that no colored man shall be permitted to stop over or pass through that neighborhood. lt is evident that some action should be taken in order that it may l>e known whether such out laudish notions and dangerous practic.es shall prevail. Sheriff Sedwick, Coroner Hudson andCom monwealth Attorney Keyser are said to be investigating the matter. They owe it to the people of this state as a duty that the guilty parties be arraigned in a court of law and an effort made to mete the punishment coiniiiensurate with the crime com mitted. lt is just such occurren ces as these that give the Southland such a bad name and cause the av arngB immigrant to shun the section with an alacrity like that born of a fear of sniall-pox or yellow fever. No arrests have beeu made, but we see no reason why there should not be. The parlies to the crime are evidently known by white inhabi tants there within a radius of flve miles. This is a revised form of lynching and it must go. COL.ORKI) I?KOIM,K AXI> T1IK IX AIHUJKATIOX. The rntnl loaahlp bntwaea the whito nnd colored people must ne.es sarily hccoinc more friendly as long as such BtintlmantB are expressed as will and la discounteuance the sense less uproar agaiust us. The cditorl al Bttarnnena of he Ricfimond. Va. N"?s- iivadt-r of the issue of March lst, 1905 were along this line and caused general satisfaction on the part ot tlie conservative white and colored people who read them. It said:? "Now let'.s try and avoid the quad rennial sensation.il nonsense about Nngroea at tho bjanajnrnl bnll and in the parado Bt Washington. Some Southern poeple and nowspapers seein to make a speeialty of being foola 0B Ihis subjeet. Suppose |g a crowd of seven or eight thousand people at the ball there is a NegTO or two, or a dosen? Suppose, even, v are ?<m , ae.l u th . Of Negro u aiter s OB that o< or a Negro drutu eorps soniewhere iti the parado?or mayhap a scat tered Negro here and there in a New Kngland militia coiniiany? All this is no business of ours. There is no necossity for us to mix with tlu-se People or even to en COantar them. If we did. they wouldn'I hurt us. We eannot im agino that iu a parado live or six milos long anybody's Caueasian ehastity will be impaired by the pres enee aonaBwhaie bj it of a few .\v e.roes." "Nobody believes in drawing the social race line tighter or holding it harder than does The Nows-Lead er, but there is no sense in going to extremes or turning silly about it or lulking a lot of nonsensical bosh. If some of th idiot newspapers with which we are afflicted in the South choose to stir up this subjeet, as they usually do, and If some sap py youths from Georgia or that neighborhood see fit to fuddle them selves with liquor and say absurd things concerning it. the best eourse for the rest of us is to ignore them entirely, let the subjeet go by de fault, and go on calmly about our business or ploastire." We see in this rather remarkable dissertation on common-sense, ad vice for us as well as for the Ne gro-haters. Certainly, If the con? servative white people are to pay no attention to these exhibitions of race prejudico, and are to proceed to ignore those who practice them, we of the conservative class of col? ored people can afford to do like wise and demonstrate to this pro gressive southern white element that a fricadly cooperative move? ment is on foot on our side of the line with & hope that the time will soon come when a .union of forces and efforts for the South's better ment will result in the transcend ent prospority of one of the most promising sections on the face of the globe. NEL80N DEFEATS CORBETT Beconda Threw Up the Sponge to Avoid Complete Knockout. 8an Franclsoo, March 1.?"Battling Nelaon. of Chicago, made Young Cor? bett, of Denver, appear the poorest tyro at the nghting game, when he practically knocked him out in the middle of the nlnth round. In order to aave their man a oomplete knock? out the seconds threw up the sponge. In the early part of the nght on Bev eral occaalons Corbett straightened Nelaon up with rlghts and lefts on the Jaw. but when It came to following up hia advantage hia awlngs were wlld. He seemed to ae over anxious, while Nelaon at all tlmog waa oool and coa fldent ln tho seventh round, when it ap peared aa If Corbett were. practically gone, he ahowod a flash of his old tlme apeed and landed several severe punchea on Nelaon'a ribs and jaw. It waa only a apurt. hovrever, and Young Corbett Bo*-n lapaed into hls eemi ' groggy condltion. wbich laat- ' nntt) Ihe flght's end. In the nlnth round Nel son swung his right over the Jaw and Corbett went down on bls back. He remalned down and then stood up against the ropes with his hands low ered. unable to proteet himaelf. Nel son partly toppled him over with a swing on the Jaw, but before Corbett was fairly on the mat his seconds threw up the sponge. After the flght was over Corbett had but very little to say. He had no ex ajaaaa to offer. Nelson, of course, was very happy that his next effort would be to obtain a tight with Britt, who has onoa defeated him. KILLED BY REJECTED LOVER Chicago Policeman Shot Heiresa and Then Committed Suicide. Chicago. Feb. 28.?Miss Mary Cath erine Mulvtw, an helress, was mur dered by Daniel Herman, a policeman, whose love she had refused. The crime was committed ln the most fashionable part of MIchigan Boule vard at a time when the avenue was filled with pedestrians and carrlages. Herman. after killing the young wom an. escaped and committed suicide ln a lodging house by shooting himself through the brain with the same re volver with which he had killed Miss Mulvell. Herman became infatuated with the girl through hearlng her play at St. James' Roman Catholic Church, where she was organisL and he had for a long time annoyed her with his atten tions, constantly urging her to marry him. Miss Mulveil had refused him re peatedly, and had told several of her frlends a short time ago that he had threatened to kill her unless she mar? ried him. She said she feared that she might. meet Herman. who followed her wherever she went. Herman had been a member of the Chicago police forco for several years. acting as a "plain clothts" man. For a year he had been >n furlough. EUGENE BLOCH HANGED Allentown, Pa., Murderer Pays Death Penalty For Killing a Woman. Allentown. Pa., March 1.?Eugene Bloch was hanged in the Lehlgh coun? ty jail yard here for the murder of Mra. Kate Fatzinger in her rooms on August 6, 1903. Bloch marched to the gallows unaided. He said nothing on the scaffohi. The body fell six feet and the neck was broken. Berks coun ty's gallows was borrowed for the oc casion. Bloch cut the woman's throat and afterward attempted suicide. Bloch dlctated a statement to Rev. T. F. Her? man, his splrltual advlser. He stated that Mrs. Fatzinger cut his throaL He begged her. he said, to send for a doetor and to spare his life. He then aald he became unconscious and re mained so until found. The story dif fers from hia flrst statement made to the police, and lt is also different from that he made on the wltness stand during hts trial. His flrst story was thnt a stranger cut the woman's throat and assaulted him when he trled to defend her. Chaffee Names Diviaion Commanders. Feb. 2K. ?? T leutenant General Chaffee*, grand r.tars) s>> ot tne inaugural parade, has ;.dvised the in augural committee of the following ap pointments of division commanders: Mllitary grand division. Major General James F. Wade. First division. Brlga dler General F. D. GranL Second di? vision. Governor S. \V. Pennypaeker, of Pennsylvania, Third division, Gov? ernor Frank W. Higgius, of New York. Veteran division, General O. O. How ard. Civlc grand division. B. H. War ner. First division, General O. O. Howard; Second division, General Joseph Wheeler. Thlrd division, Jud anfj W. Lyons. Swallowed Hia Falae Teeth. Clncinnati. March 1.?Charles H. Meyer, a New York sculptor, who has been visiting frlends in this city, waa given an X-ray examlnatlon at the city hospital in order to locate his false teeth. The teeth were dislodged by a hearty laugh and slipped part way down his throat. The teeth inter? fered somewhat with the patlent's breathing, but the physiclans say that no operation will be necessary and that the sculptor ls in no danger. It was learned later In the day that Mey er's real name ls Charles H. Nlehaus. Had $10,800 Hidden in Houae. Aurora, Ind., Feb. 28.?The aum of $10,800 was found ln the home of Mrs. Jacob Frank, of Cockran, Ind., lately deceased. The money was in gold and bills and represented the savings of 50 years. It was tied up in sacks and secreted about the house. Statue For Lew Wallace. Indianapolis, Ind.. March 1.?The In diana senate paased a bill approprta tlng $500 for a statue of General Lew Wallaoe, to b? placed ln the capltol at Waahington. GENERAL BATTLE IS NOW RAC1NG Japanese Attacking Knropatkin Along the Whole Line. REPULSED AT MANY PLA0ES SL Petersburg, March 1. ? The lateat news from Manchurla is of the most important nature, the Associatad Press dispatch from Mukden, which was tranamitted at noon of Tuesday, ladicating that a general battle was beglnning along the whole of the 100 miles of front occupled by the two armles. General Kuropatkin appears to have taken a leaf out of Fleld Mar shal Oyama's book and replied to Gen? eral Kurokl's attack en the Russian left by a counter attack on the Japa neae left, ln which General Kaulbar's Initial aucceaa is better for the Rus ilana than the best efforts of General Jrlpenberg, the Ruasian vanguard be? ing eatabllshed at the outskirta of ^andlapu. At the same time General Kuropatkin delivered a blow against tha Japaneae center, saising a ra.il road bridga across the Shakha river. Theae reporta. therefore, give a more hope fnl aapect to the aituation, aa the Rua? sian army, though drlvan out of Da Paaa, appeara to have auecaeded ln atopplng. at leaat for the moment, the further advanec of the Japanese east ward and beabti. off the attaek on the ceater. The effect of resterday's develop menta on Genern Kuroyatkin's report ed intention to withl^w from the Shakhe is prob'ematical. Retirement in the face of an enetny. whieh is ex tremely ha/ardous under any clrcum stances. is doohij dangerous when the annies are grar jling in a general en gagement; bu: General Kuroki suc ceeds ln roll:.. ; up the Russian left much further ihe perilous expedient may beeome i eeaaaary. The counter 3trokes on tb< right and eenter may posslbly be rftended to <*over ;.ne withdrawing ?t rrains and stores. If, bowever, Gener.l Kuropatkin is deter mined to stand and fight out the bat? tle on the line which he has held dur ine: thp winter and if he should be able to iidmi; ? ter a vigorous check to.General K .i. he has secured a good positirn i ?i his second move ln the great gar Fighting All Along the Line. Mukden. Marcii 1.? Fighting is In proaresa along the whole line. the Japanese attaCBing every where. All attarks were b<>aten back, and the Russians mae. counter attaeks at many plaees. >n the right flank the Kussiam: oocup'ed the village of Boa tatzsi, whieh U lose to Sandiapu, and from that po^t.on hurled hand gren ades across the intervening ravine into the Japanese trenches in Sandia pu. causing h? avy loss and great dis order. The Russian s have seited the head of the bridg*' p cross the Shakhe river ln the cent* r of the Japanese Unca, asslsted by a l llery firing otf particular energy from r'utiloff Hill and Nov gorod Hill. The seizurr* of the railroad bridge across the Shakhe river was the oc? casion of a sharp combat. The Rus slans succee lod in surprising the Jap? anese bridg viards and. reinforceJ, beat off all att'iflapis of the Japaiu??.. to regain possesalon of it. The Japanese are usin?: heavy sicgo artillery in the bombardment of Puti loff Hill and Novgorod Hill. and this is belleved t-> r preliminary to an at tempt to storm ' hem. The losses to the defending forr are insigninep.nt. The roar of artill.ti \ firing is echoing un ceasingly from the inountaina to the eaatward to ii* low fiats of the Hun river valiey. the acene *of General Grlpenberg's r. ?pulse. The fight .\ppears to be developing ln intensity an ig the whole line. Ten deterwlned attaeks oppoaite Yansintung and west of Vanupudzi were all repulsed with heavy loss. The situation on the Russian left flank is unchanged as compared with Monday evening. Russiana Left 205 Dead. General Kuroki's Headquarters, Feb. 27, ? an. March 1? The Japanese s ir ;,kV achleved a signal victory over hr (orcea comnaanded by Lleutenan eneral Rennenkampf. While thta 1 >*' is important in it self it 1 ) because of the stra toglc iln??-' ?? tbe -T esa Pn< .. ik waa o^r a talnoub con intween 30 and 4". miles east ut Ventai, which is about 15 miles nc;theast of Llaoyang. General Kuroki's Infantry again dls played renaai :able qualitlea as hlll flghters. an<" oved their Buperiority to the famou- cavalry of the Russians. The right of the Japanese winter position has been near Ponchl. extend Ing towards ah< Boutheaat on the south of the Shal ri\er and west of the Taltse rlver. ln the movemenl a body of Japanese tr<?ops whicb had been ad vancing from Ponchl awung aronnd toward the i rtheast and swept the Russians before them. The prin<- pal engagement was northeast o' Tsinkheteherr, where the Russians 1 bl strougly defended en tronekment The Russians left 20.1 dead on the fleld there and lost several machine guns. Their casualties are estiniated at over 2000 On Frlday night the Japanese took Tekiteki Hlll, which is south of tha '-aakhe river and a short distance northwest of Waltao Moun tain. Gorky Baniahed to Riga. St. Petersburg. March 1.?Maxim Gorky. who was relaaaed from the fortreas on ?2500 bail, was banlshed to Rlga after be had been informed of the decision of Governor General Tre? poff that he could not reside in St. Petersburg. ,- Accordlng to the official statement, Gorky hlmself preferred a request that he be allowed to reside at Riga. and thereupon General Tre poff acceded and the author was con veyed to the railroad station. In the meantime Madame Gorky had been In? formed of the author's release, and went to th?? railroad station to bld hhn farewell. Madame Gorky and her son will joln Gorky ln Riga immedi ately. REV. CORDOVA AGAIN ELOPE8 Knocked Down His Wife and Fled With Miss Julia Bowne. New York. March 1.?Rev. J. F. Cor dova, the Methodist minlster who shocked Soath Rlver, N. J., last spring by desertii ?< his family and eloping with Julia Bowne, a pretty young singer in his choir, and daughter of Conover Bowne, the village blaxk smith. has again eloped with the girl. Last week Cordova went to Jersey City and took a room ln Grand street. He had s~e r.ed a situatlon with a flrm ln the O and Iron building. at Cort landt an Church atreets. Mrs. Cor? dova learced that the two were to gether again, and immedlately started out to finri her husband. She got his business ar'dress and appeared in the corTidor of the Coal and Iron building. She aget Cordova coming out and trled to stop him. According to her story, her husband knqcked her down and ran toward the street Several men who had seen the assault started after Cordova, and a policeman on the street, aeeing the purauit, yalled to him to atop. Cordova only ran the faster, however, and flnally got on a Broadway ar and made good hia ea ; cape. M- Cordova then went to Chief of Police Murphy, of Jeraey Clty. D?ve?tlve Bennett trailed Cor , dova to tha Pennaylvanla railroad da ! pot Pive minutea before Bennett ar rived Cordova had taken a traln for the weat, accompanled by a young woman whose description answers that of Miss Bowne. MKS. CHAOWICK LOSES Motion to Quaah Indictment Overruled By Court. Cleveland. Mareh l.?Judge Tayler. Of the Fnlted States distriet court. ov. rraJed the Baetftoa of JLtlotaei J. p. Dawley, counsel for Mrs. Chadwiek that tho two indlctuicr's r,turned against her by the feaawul graad Jury on February 21 be quashed. Mrs. Chadwiek in an interview de clared that her attorneys would apply for a change of venue in eOBBBCttoa with her trial in the United Stat-s distriet court. She said the action would be taken on the grouad that Distriet Attorney Sullivan. who will prosecute her case If tried here. is re lated to Judge Tayler. and that BWing to the strong public feeling existing against her in this city a fair and un prejudiced trial could not be secured. J. P. Dawley. counsel for Mrs. Chad? wick, referring to the statenient made by hia ep.ont. said that no such step as indicated by Mrs. Chdwick was con templated. He added that he was sat lsfied to have the case tried before Judge Tayler, whom he declared be believed to be fair and impartial. A government ofTicial pointed out that the federal statutes make no pro vision for a change of venue in crinii nal cases. SWAYNE NOT GUILTY Florida Judge Acquitted in Impeach? ment Proceedlnga. V.'ashington, Feb. 28?The senate sitting as a court of impeachment for the trial of Charles Swayne. distriet judge for the northern distriet of Flor? ida. acquitted him on all of the 12 articles of impeachment brought by the house of representatives. On none of the articles was there even a ma jority for coBviction, although it re QUired two-thirds to convict. The closest vote was on the last article. the contempt case of W. C. O'Neal, where g| senators voted guilty and 47 not guilty. while on two articles only 13 senators voted for convictioc. The voting for the most part was on party lincs though there was not a strirt alip.nment on any article. At the conclusion of the voting the pre siding officer direeted the secretary to enter an acquittal upon the records and the court then adjourned without ?day. Judge Swayne was not in the senate during the roll calls. but in the presldent's room just back of the ehamber. The result of each ballot was sent to him by hls attorney. Morton McMichael, 3d, Dead. Philadelphia. I'ob. gg,?A cable dls patch from Pajrtn announces the death at Nice of Mortcui McMichael, 3d, of this city. His father, Morton Mc? Michael. Jr.. president of the First National Hank of this city, and his mother dted within the last 18 nionths. Mr MeMiehael. who was 47 years of age, had for years been the foreign correspondent for several Araerican newspapers. , Found 6:1 in AJabama. Mebla. Ala., Peb. 28.?Authentic io lorma.iou reached tbi city i .at Oi been round in the lower end of Baldwin county. A well has been sunk |0d feet. and Saturday oi] was pumped out. Ex- | perts deciare the eonditions identical with those at Jennint;s. La. Miners Killed By Fall of Coal. Shamokin. Pa.. March L?While g miner was attempting to loosen coal '? In a breast at Ri< hards' colliery, a huge fall OCCnrred, killing Anthony ' W'elcome and injuring .loseph Antums-' ky so badly that he died soon after wards. A iiuihIxt of other worknien had narrow cscapos. General R. A. Donnelly Dead. Trenton, N. J., Peb. 28.?General Richard A. Donnelly. quartenuaster of the National Guard of New. Jersey, died at his home in this city of Brights dlsease aggravated by heart trouble. DRINK AND DIVORCE. _ : The 1.1 >1 lle Ila|.iiir-?;4? of n Snloon lfMM UI...S l> I .Ml II Cawtter City, Kan., clahns niore hap pily married people than any other town of 1,200 people in the I'nited States. . Ttiere have been only three divoree ! cases in tifteen years. and these were graated on the ground of lncompatl< bllity. There are very few young wo inen over tweuly wlm are uninarrletl. The absenee of saloons is given as tbe reason for tbe happtneaa of tbe coni muulty. Deadlr AHnlnlli. Statistics abow a ateadlly contlnolng increase ln tbe consumption of ab slnth In Pranee. Between 1S8B and 1892 there was an inerease of 83.000 hectollters. From 1802 only four years more were needod to add anotber So. 000 llters to the consumption. A recent experiment demonstrated that six drops of essence of absinth in three aills of water were as deadly to flsh life as six drops of prussic acld in the same quantity of water. Lord Robrrta on Temperanee. There never was a more temperate army than tbat which marched under my command from the Modder rlver to Bloonifontein. Nothing but good can result l'rom so many soldiers being brought together in an arduous cani paign when they see how splendidly our temperanee men have borne up against the hurdshlps and dangers they have had to face.?Lord Roberts. Power of the Vmrrlcaii Woman. The great power for the furtheranee of temperanee today is the God fearing American woman. In the olden days we were sneoessful ln a measun?, but Without the help of woman. Today we are success'iil beyond all expectatlons, and it is to the door of woman that we can lay the eredit.?Arehbishop John Ireland. Two Trmnrrate Potentatea. The sultan of Turkey and the queen of llolland are said to be the only crownecl beuds who do not drink. Worae Than tfrloan Slarery. Abraham Lineoln aald, "The slavery of the rum power is a greater tyrant to depoee than Afrlean alavery.** ELEVEN PERSONS CRUSHED TO DEATH Church Floor Collapsed While Crowd. ed to Hold Funeral Services. OVER FIFTY OTHERS INJURED New York. Feb. 2S. ? Eleven per BOna were killed and upwards of 50 lnjure<l. som.- probably fatally. by the Collapse ot the fiooring of the Fleet | Ktreet African Methodist Epiacopal Church, in Urooklyn. Of those killed. | eight were women. two men and one a child. The building was an aneicnt. rara 8haekle frame strueture, erected 60 years ago, in the heart of the colored section ot Mrooklyu in Fleet street near Myrtle avenue. Arramjenients had been made to hold funeral services over Sydney Paintar, one of the oidest members of the church, and the auditorium, which is on the second floor of the building, the ground tloor being used by the Sunday school, was crowded with an audience of upwards of 300 persons, of whom the majority were women. The congregation was waiting in si lence for the arrlval of the body, and Pastor Jacobs was standing at the altar awaiting *he summons to meet the funeral procession at the door, when a sharp cracking of tlmbers was heard. and in an instant the half of the auditorium nearest the dooi col lapsed, earrying down more than 100 persons, who were crushed in the wreckage of the fiooring and pews. A great volume of dust for a few mo ments hid from vlew the vlctims. The remalnder of the audience. finding themselves cut off from the door, and expcctlng every instant that the rest of the fiooring would collapse under them, fought madly to reach the win- I dows, and in some instances leaped \ from them and sustained serlous in- j Jai laa On the arrival of the police and flre men the work of reecue began. Thoso remaining uninjured on the portlon of the floor remaining intact were taken from the windows by ladders. Those lylng in the mass of wreckage on the lower floor could only be got at after the firemen had hewed their way to them with axes. Out of the wreck 10 bodies were recovercd and taken to a station house aud about 30 were re moved to the Brooklyn hospital. where three women died soon after being ad mittod. All the ambulances in Brook? lyn were called out, and about a score of those hurt were able to go home after their injuries had been at tendcd to. lieartrending scenes were wltness??d in the station hnuse. which was thronged with relatlves an<l friends who came to identifv the dead. The cause or the collapse was the decayed condition of the boains and supports Of the floorin*,. Coroner Flaherty said that the church was condemned as unsafe sev ..... to prosecute a thorougu inquir> u, iu the reaaonalhillty for the disaster. Aceording to Pastor Jaeobs. money haxl been raised for a new church. the eractJon Of which was soon to have been begun. COUNTERFEITERS ARRE8TED Lebanon, Pa., Men Made Bogus Oollara and Half Dollars. Lebanon Pn., Fei>. 17.?J. c. Hoff man, Frank Shepley. George Young. James Young'and William Humniel. all of this eity, were arrcsted by United States Marshall Fnslerick C. Leonard. charged with making and passing counterfeit dollars and half doilars. OCeers are looking for Wil? liam Craig, whose eapture is expectcd soon. It is alleged that lloffman. who has been here for several weeks, is the leader of the gang. He is said to have DBaaed some counterfeit coins at Har risburg, and this led to the arrest of the gang. A number of secrct service men are here. It is believed that the counterfeit "mill" ls ln LeeunaBB. The accused will be arraigned before Com missioner Capp as soon as the sixth man is apprehended. UNEARTHED 20 SKELETONS Remains of Federal Soldiers Found in Excavations at Chattanooga, Tenn. Chattanooga, Tenn., March 1.?ln re movlng a hill in the eastern part of the city to supply earth for the ap proaches of a viaduct. workmen dur? ing the past two days have unearthed 20 skeletons, supposed to be the re? mains of federal soldiers. Brass but tons bearing the insignia of the Union forces were found near the skeletons. It ls the general opinion that the re .iiaiiis are those of soldiers killed in the desperate assaults on Missionary Ridge and who were haatlly burled in trenehes, being forgotten during the aubsequent severe battles and cam paigns in thia vlcinlty. The indica tlons are that more skeletons will be removed before the work ls completed. Naplea Censulate For Quay'e Brother. Harrlsburg, Pa, March 1.?On Mon? day next President Roosevelt will aend to the United States senate for confir roation the name of Jerome Quay, brother of the late Senator M. S. Quay, to be United States consul at Naples. Mr. Qupy is at the present time superintendent of the Reform School at Morganza. A "Religioua Minatrel Show." Peoria, 111., March 1.?A "religious minatrel show" is planned by the Peo? ria Central Y. M. C. A., to take place eaxly in May. Two prominent clergy men, whose names are kept secret, will act as end men. The receipts are to ge toward the purchaae of furniture for the aasociation rooma. A WEEK'S NEWS COHDENSEIX Thuraday, February 23. Mr. Takahlra. the Japanese minlster, apant aeveral days d.iek hun .ng la the Vligluia waters. Samuel 1. MeCornil. k. D. D.. LL.D., was made chan.ellor of the Western Unlversdty of Pcnnsyivanla at Pitts burg. John Gordon, aged 12 years, waa ahot and instnntly killed at Huntlng ton, W. Va. by Will Fowell. a boy. who escaped. Former City Treasurer George Hol romb. or Everett. Wash., is under ar rest charged with einbezzling 111.500 from the city. Friday, February 24. General Morteza Kahn, the now Per sian minister. presented his credentiala to President Rooseveit. Setting fire to her clothiag with a lamp Mrs. Virginia Freno. of Philadel? phia was burned to death. I'rederiek Wilmer, aged 15, had his right arm torn out of the socket by be? ing caught La a belt at the Altoona (Pa.) Silk mill. James Seme. a wealthy Italian con tractor. was shot to death on the street at Newark. N. J.. by Frank Sena, a former employe. Rev. Dr. J. A. Lefevre, at one time moderator of the Presbyterian Gen? eral Assembly of the United States, died at Columbia, Mo.. aged 75 years Saturday, February 25. Ridney D. Ripley, a prominent insur ance and clubman of New York. died as a result of an operation for appendi citis. Major James C. Carlton. president of the National Mexicon War Veterans' Associatiou. died at Bedford, Ind.. aged 73 years. Fire which orlginated ln the base ment entirely destroyed the publio high school building at Plymouth, Pa., causing.a loss of 130.000. Bartholomew Marrion, ticket agent at North Asbury Park, N. J., railroad depot, was struck and killed by a traln while crosslng the traek in front of the station. Monday, Feb'-uary 27. Philip Burk and his wife Kliza were sent to jail at Chicago for 18 years for murder. Edward Cooper, former mayor of New York, died suddeuly of a stroke of apoplexy. The cruiser Boston, on which there was yellow fever at Panama, reached San Frandsco with two eonvalescents aboard. while retarning to his home, Jus tice of the Peace John G. Ayars, of Bridgeton. N. J., dropped dead in the street from heart failure. Because a friend oonld not repay $200(t borrowed several years ago, Stanislaus Zumeck, of Shamokin, Pa., grew insane and was romoved to an asylum. Tuesday, February 28. .loseph \V. J. Lae, of Maryland. has been appointed consul general at Panama. The battleship Minnesota will be launchod April 8 at the Newport News (Va.) shipyards. Dr K. S. l'reed, a prominent physi clan of Chambersburg. Pa., committed suicide by shooting. Baaaaa Joaea, 45 years old. and welgbing 101 poanda, dropped dead at West Chanter, Pa.. from heart disease. George S. Boutwell. former gover nor c>f Massaehusetts, and former I'nited Stat.s secretary of the treas ury. died at Oroton, Mass., aged 87 years. Wrdneeda> Mprch 1. The PortO Uiean logislature passed a bi!l to loan $4,000,000 to improve pub lic roads. Charles Yarnell was hanged in Phil? adelphia for murdering his mistress, Bella Boy.-e. Judge Klliott Rodgers, of the Alle gheny county. Pa.. common pleas court, has resigned to resume his law prac? tice. President Roosevelt has signed the Jolnt resolution providing for the re? turn of battle flags captured during the Civil War. Secretary of the Navy Morton an nounces that Rear Admiral James H. Sands will aacoaed Captain Brownson as anperiateadeat of the Annapolis naval acudemy. SOME TIMELY ADVICE. Bow to Avoid 1'iK-ii iikiii in ln Trratlaf a C'olil. A eold negleetinl is the lirst step in acquiring an BCUte Bttd <Iangerous pul monary or bronehial disease, and a eold baif enred is the Btraight and anirnw patb which leada to pneumonia Here are a few "eold don'ts" which every home maker will do well to hang ln her medlcMne closet along with the di rectlons for first ald to the injured, says the Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. Don't dose yourself with qulnine, an tlkamnia, phenacetin or other standard druga without flrst eouaultlng your family physiclan. Many of these druga act directly on the heart and weaken lt, ao that there is not suthVient vltality left to flght the eold. Don't pin your falth on the remedy which cured your next door neighbor. He may have had a teudency to pleurl ay, while you may be headed. for pneu? monia. Don't rub camphorated oll or similar lobricants on your chest unless you cover lt over with a flannel protector. Lubrlcants of this sort open the pores and aggravute the eold unless the af fected part is Bcapertj oovered. Don't experiment with the eold watar cure unless you thoroughly uuderstand it. This is sometimes etneacious, but If lmproperly admiulstered it is danger ous. Don't experlment with poultlces If syniptoms of pneumonia exist. Flax seed aud bread and milk poultices should be used only by a trained nurse, for if they are permitted to cool they aggravate rather than relieve the dla ; ease. Don't un.lertake the sweat process before retiring unless you have proper attendance. To soak the feet in hot murtiud water or to take a sits bath and then stop to turn out the light or trot around the room a few moments before getting into bed ls to do more harm than good. Have the bath right beaide tbe bed. the latter warm and well supplied with blankets. Turn in at once and cover up to the chln. Cold aheeta or a draft will more than coun teract tbe effect of tbe sweat. If you use iodine. don't fail to have glycerin udxed with it; otherwiae yon will bllster tbe akln. If you apply a mustard pluster, have white of egg or flour mixed with lt for the aame rea