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ies Savings Bank of Riehnn.nd.
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.
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.
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
"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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
Japanese Attacking Knropatkin Along
the Whole Line.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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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
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
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.**
Church Floor Collapsed While Crowd.
ed to Hold Funeral Services.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Monday, Feb'-uary 27.
Philip Burk and his wife Kliza were
sent to jail at Chicago for 18 years for
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
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
Tuesday, February 28.
.loseph \V. J. Lae, of Maryland. has
been appointed consul general at
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
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?
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.
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?
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
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

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