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OUR CLIMATE NO BARRIER"
fInifpri States tn Rpat the World on
Products of the Soil.
WORK OF SECRETARY WILSON
, Head of Agricultural Department Says
We Will Soon Compete With All Conntries
In Their Own Special Cropa?Will
Grow Better Tobacco Than Cuba and
Blake Better Macaroni Than Italy.
! Washington, D. C.?American in?
genuity Is to overcome the laws of
climate and put the United States
khead of all other countries In their
own natural specialties. At least Sec
retary of Agriculture Wilson baa so
told President McKlnley and bis Cabinet.
Secretary Wilson told of the experiments
which are to accomplish won'ders
for the United States in the matter
of products of the soil and the
manufacture of these products. In
the matter of tobacco we are soon to
be independent of Cuba as to quality,
and the Italian macaroni eater will
have to Import his favorite dish from
the United States if he wants the best.
"This country now sells $30,000,000
.worth of tobacco and buys $13,000,000
worth of high priced varieties." said
Secretary Wilson. "Now, our department
is teaching Americans how to
produce these high-priced varieties.
.We took the medal at Paris for Suma- I
tra wrappers, which have been costing
us $5,000,000 per year. We have been
paying $8,000,000 per year for filler tobacco,
mostly Cuban. Our experiments,
,we hope, will result in our producing
both wrappers and fillers to meet all
"Heretofore, American-made macaroni
has been considered Inferior to the
Imported, because we did not have
suitable macaroni wheats. Experiments
have corrected this, so that 100,000
bushels of wheat will be grown
this year, especially ror the macaroni
mills. In a few years we will make
all our macaroni."
Secretary Wilson alao told of experiments
in rice culture, through researches
in the Far East, that will result
soon in our producing all the rice
We use, and that of the finest quality.
To Organize a Fore?try Keitrve.
Washington, D. C.?Secretary Hitchcock
announced after a Cabinet meeting
that he is preparing to organize
a forestry bureau in the Interior Department,
to carry oht an extensive
system of reforestration, somewhat on
i the plan successfully pursued in Germany.
It was too early to go into detail?.
he said, but thfc President and
his colleagues were satisfied with the
practicability of the scheme, and Impressed
with the results which could
be achieved in restoring the rapidly
disappearing woodlands of the country.
A NEW YORK BANK FAILS.
xae 3?ventn national unaoie to meei
ligations ?nd Controller's Requirements.
New York City.?The Seventh National
Bank has closed Its doors. Clearing
House officials do not predict that
It will resume business. Its counsel,
however, hints that it may be reorganized.
The bank received no comfort from
the Clearing House, and its plight
came of inability to settle a debit balance
there of $G44,108.95, and to meet
the demands of its country correspond- .
ents and the requirements of the Controller
of the Currency that cash be
substituted for the $1,600,000 of Marfluand
& Co.'s paper.
There was Clearing House authority
for the statement that no weak spots
have so far been detected In any other
bank or financial institution. Officers
of several concerns supposed to- be
Identified with Seventh National In
terests said that the failure bad not
Failure of Mkrqtund & Co.
' New YdA City.?The banking and
"brokerage house of Henry Marquand '
-& Co. has made a general assignment
without preferences to Frank Sullivan
Smith. The generally credited explanation
of the failure Avas *he inability
<of the firm to secure enough financial .
support to take up its $1,GOO,000 paper
at the Seventh National Bank. As- 1
flignee Smith at once put an accountant
at "work 011 the books of the firm. ,
He said that he had no idea yet as to
the accuracy of the report in banking ;
\ circles, which placed the liabilities at
$6,000,000, outside of $2,000,000, believed
to be due to Henry G. Marquand,
father of Henry Marquand, of
I Four Periont Drowned.
1 "William E. Clarke, his two daugh- 1
a t* a x .1... ^ ? "
"jers, .uary jo., ugeu iweivu, ?uu i mutes
B? aged nine, and George B.
Bryan, tbe ten-year-old eon of Green
JJryan, -were drowned at New Berne,
W. C. Tbe party was out rowing opj,>oslte
the water works wben tbe boat
was swamped by tbe waves. Mr.
Clarke bad at different times been
State Senator, Representative, Deputy
Collector of Customs and Postmastp"
of New Berne.
Barker Get* Five Tears In Prison,
Tbomas G. Barker, who fihot the
itev. John Keller In Arlington, N.
was sentenced to five years Imprison?
ment at hard labor.
Collected bjr. tbe VTur Taxes.
About $600,000,000 has been collected
In the past two years by the special
Mew Coaling Station 8317,81S.
The Navy Department, at Washington,
has awarded to Augustus Smith,
of New York City, the contract, for
establishing the extensive coaling station
on Narragansctt Bay, at a cost
No Amusement* on Memorial Day*
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xne uatii'ies itueocn * uoi, *w. , u,
A. K., of Boston, Muss., has started a
movement for a new law to provide
that no gaums or other amusements
shall take place on Memorial Day bey
tween the hours of 9 a. m. uud 'i p. in.
An English Arm is manufacturing
In Sweden gardens are adjuncts of
the public schools.
Mexico's jurisdiction extends to
more than thirty islands.
In Bavaria only Ave per cent, of tho
Army recruits have sound teeth.
Durins the past twelve months 23,600,000
hog3 have squealed their last
iflueal In the Western packiug houses.
Government olllcials scout the Idea
that ft foroign trade combination
gainst tho United States will be
MS. 4 * -
BUFFALO BANK FAILURES
The Niagara Dragged Down by the
Crash of the City National.
Fears of Depositors Were Qnlckly Allayed
by Superintendent K llbum?
Declared Other Banks Safe.
Buffalo, N. Y.?State Superintendent
of Banks F. D. Kilburn has closed the
doors of the Niagara Bank, a State
institution. The first that the depositors
knew of the bank's trouble was
when the notice closing It was posted.
The clerks of the institution were as
much surprised as the depositors. The
bank is a small one, with a capital
stock of $100,000 and no surplus. Its
failure is due to the recent failure of
the City National Bank.
The City National Bank, according
to one statement, had loaned $400,000
to the different concerns In which P.
H. Griffin, Its Vice-President, and also
President of the Niagara Bank, was
interested. The failure of the City National
under the burden of paper which
thp Controller of the Currency claimed
represented injudicious loans, taken In
connection with the fact that concerns,
in which Mr. Griffin Is interested had
borrowed from the Niagara Bank
nearly twice the amount of its capital
stock, $100,000, leaving It with its surplus
entirely wiped out. It Is said,
caused Superintendent Kilburn to close
As the news oX the second failure
spread over town depositors flocked to
other banks to draw their money. The
savings banks, as well as the discount
banks, were called upon. Every demand
Superintendent Kilburn made a positive
statement that no other bank In
Buffalo Is at present In an embarrassed
condition, and he does not think any
more failures will follow the crash of
the City National and the Niagara.
When this statement became public
depositors In the various banks began
to feel easier, and soon business affairs
were back to their normal condition.
The last statement showing the condition
of the Niagara Bank, filed with
the State Department in Albany on
June 3, gave its total resources as
t\A mi.i. i ,1 l
JLillS ILICluueu luaus, ,876;
liability of directors as makers,
$8S,230; due from banks, $88,809; real
estate, $37,694; mortgages, $9647;
stocks and bonds, $83,762; specie, $46,122;
cash Items, $27,386.
Among the liabilities are: capital,
$100,000; undivided profits, $35,033;
dye depositors, $676,772; due banks,
$40,203; due savings banks, $105,184;
due State Treasurer, $15,000; other
liabilities, $80,000. This report saya
the bank had no surplus fund on
SENATOR JAMES H. KYLE DEAD.
He NeTer Fully Recovered From a Stroke
of Par?lT>U in 1898.
Aberdeen, S. D.?Senator Kyle is
dead. He had been ill for ten days. .
Senator Kyle was stricken with paralysis
In a hotel in. Cleveland, on September
14, 1898. He was in that city
visiting a college classmate. Efe never
fully recovered from the a^?k.
James Henderson Kyle was born
near Xenia, Ohio, in 1854. He entered
tne university or Illinois in io<i, uuc
left it in 1873 to enter Oberlib College.
He was graduated from the classical
course in 187S; prepared for admission
to .the bar, but afterward entered the
Western Theological Seminary at Allegheny,
Penn., being graduated in
He was elected to the State Senate
on the Independent ticket in 1890.
After a contest lasting twenty-seven
days, upon the fortieth ballot he was
elected as an Independent to the United
States Senate to succeed Gideon
C. Moody. He took his seat March
4, 1891. He was re-elected in 1897.
In 1899 Senator Kyle announced his
abandonment of the Populist Party.
Since then he had been classified in
the Congressional Directory as a Republican.
A GIFT TO BRITISH NAVY.
The Hospital Ship Maine Presented to
London.?The Earl of Selborne, First
Lord of the Admiralty, announced In
the House of Lords that he had great
gratification In Informing the House
that the hospital ship Maine, which
svas fitted out by a committee of American
women for the use of the wounded
and sick in South Africa, had been
presented to the British Navy and accepted.
The Earl of Selborne read a letter
from Bernard Baker, offering the
Maine, and also read the Government's
reply, accepting the ship. Lord
Selborne added that the women of
the Maine committee had given the
ship's hospital fittings. This gift of
citizens and women of the United
States was, ha said, a most gracious
WIFE WATCHED HIM STRANGLE.
Professor Blrtvrell Cangbt in a Noose He
Had Used Climbing a Trur.
Albuquerque, N. M. ? Professor
Francis J. Birtwell, of Bos on. was
high up in a tree after a bird's nest at
Rio Pecos when a rope he was using
caught on a limb, the loop tightened
around his neck and he was slowly
strangled to death before the eyes of
his bride of a month, who with two
men stood at the foot of the tree unable
to help the unfortunate man.
A ladder had to be secured to get
the body down. Mr. and Mrs. Birtwell
were married here about a month
ago, and were spending their honeymoon
on the Rio Pecos forest Reserve.
Lodr Island Crop* In Dancer.
The drought and heat have wrought
havoc among the farmers ajl through
the eastern-and central parts of Long
Island. There has not been a drop of
rain to afford relief to the burning
crops, and there is danger that unless
rain comes soon there will be yreat
Banlness Failure* For a WMk.
Bu8iucss failures during the past
week, according to R. G. Dun & Conumbered
204 In the United States and
twenty-three in Canada.
"Tom? Cooper has won a ten mile
1- VoUahurT N .T in record
L'J V'W iavc ??. ? M..vww.n, ...
"Tom" Daly has been made President
of the Baseball Players' Protective
Banaster has been fired and blistered
and is not at all likely to be seen out
again this year.
W. C. Whitney's American bred filly
Elizabeth M. lias won the Fern Hill
Stakes at Ascot, England.
The first team of the Philadelphia
Country Club has won at polo from
the second team by 7 to 0%.
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BIG SURPLUS FOR THE YEAR
Government Receipts About $76,"
000,000 Above Expenditures,
HASH BALANCE OF $175,000,000
Comparative Statement of the Governxnent
Receipts and Expenditures For
the Fiscal Tear Just Ended ? Record
Breaking: National Treasury Figures
?Surplus For June, 817,288,700.
WooKlnflr+rtn T"fc P Tho nrtmnoT*OHun
TT UOUIU^IUU, A-r . V/, AUb VVUipwiUbl ? V
statement of the Government receipts
and expenditures shows that during
the fiscal year ended June 30, 1901,
the total receipts from all sources
amounted to $585,848,309, and the disbursements
to $509,9S3,310, leaving a
surplus for the year of $75,864,999.
The receipts from customs during
the year amounted to $238,786,740, as
against $233,164,871 for the fiscal year
Internal revenue receipts were $305,514,410,
as against $295,327,926 for last
Miscellaneous receipts were $41,547,157,
as against $38,74S,053 for last
THE "JAG"?OF THE &
The disbursements during the year
are given as follows:
Civil and miscellaneous. .$122,310,434
The total disbursements for the
year were $22,269,519 in excess of
those for last year.
The monthly statement shows that
during June the receipts amounted to
$50,333,907, and the disbursements to
$33,045,147, leaving a surplus for the
month of $17,288,760.
The receipts from customs were $18,409,378;
from internal revenue, $25,431,802,
and from miscellaneous
sources, $6,402,727. The total receipts
for the month were about $1,100,000
less than In June la?t year.
The statement of the public debt
shows that at the close of the fiscal
year, June so, itnn, cue aeoc ies? ca.su
in the Treasury, amounted to $1,044,739,120,
a decrease during June of
$17,737,374. This decrease is accounted
for In the main by an increase in
the cash on hand.
The debt is recapitulated as follows:
Interest-bearing debt ... .$987,141,'040
Debt on which interest has
ceased since maturity.. 1,415,620
Debt bearing no interest.. 383,015,584
This total does not include $771,754,6S9
in certificates and Treasury
notes outstanding, which are offset
by an equal amout of cash on hand
held for their redemption.
The cash in the Treasury is classified
Gold reserve fund $150,000,000
Trust funds 771,754,689
General fund ? 158,697,248
In National bank depositories
Against this total there are demand
liabilities outstanding amounting to
$855,035,786, which leaves a easn Balance
on hand of $326,833,124.
A CARNEGIE IN RUSSIA.
If. SolodovnlkofT Lesm StO.000,000 For
Schools and Worker*.
St. Petersburg, Russia.?A Moscow
millionaire, M. Solodovnikoff, bequeathed
princely sums for educational
purposes, and his will has just been
approved by the courts after a hard
legal struggle. The relatives received
modest allowances. The remainder of
the estate, estimated at $10,500,000,
Is to be divided Into three parts, of
which two will form funds for the establishing
of elementary and professional
schools in. the governments of
Vologoda, Archangel and Tver, and
the remainder will be devoted to the
erec.t}ng of workingmen's dwellings
In Moscow. /The rent for each family
shall not exceed $2.50 a month.
Li|htelng Kills an Elephant.
Lightning struck the animal tent of
a circus at Eau Claire, Wis., killing
the trick elephant and stunning the
entire menagerie. Many persons were
N?ps Corporal Promoted.
Another "negro soldier has been
added to the list, which number bot
eight, of <iegro officers of the United
States Army. He la Corporal L. E.
Green, Company H, Twenty-fourth
Infantry, who has been appointed a
Second Lieutenant and assigned to the
930 CaptlTe Boers mt Bermuda.
The British transport Armenian has
I arrived at Hamilton, Bermuda, with
| 930 Boers, who were captured by BrltI
??K t i*Anna In Smith Afrlon.
1DU VWJ/u s/vmv*. ? - - - ?
Lord Salisbury rides bis tricycle before
breakfast on bright mornings.
Extensive golf links have been laid
out at Frogmore for King Edward
Former Governor Campbell, of Ohio,
is preparing to acquire citizenship in
Kalamazoo College has conferred the
degree of LL.D. upon Senator J. C.
Burrows, of Michigan.
The Czar has accepted Emperor William's
invitation to view the grand
army manoeuvres at Dantzlc, West
LIGHTNING KILLS ELEVEN
Ten Boys and One Man Struck Dead
UriHfira fliinaco Pier.
llern Fishing and Sought Refuge
From a Storm?Bodies Mixed In
2 a Tangled Mass.
Chicago. ? Huddled under Montrose
Pier, a mile above the north end of
Lincoln Park, ten boys and one man
were struck dead in a heap by lightning
which swept Lakevlew. A
twelfth victim, a boy, was found alive
under the pile of bodies. He was unconscious
and badly burned. He was
taken as rapidly as possible to the
Alexian Brothers' Hospital.
The survivor Is William Andersqn.
He regained consciousness at the hospital,
but js paralyzed from his hips
down. He was so weak he could
hardly talk, but he gave the names of
two of his comrades who were killed.
They are Fritz Kusel, eleven years
old, Robey and Addison streets; George
Bravham, twelve years old, Robey
and Addison streets.
The victims had been fishing and
enjoying the cooling breezes, and when
the storm came up they got under the
pier for safety. The lightning which
caused the accident burned out all the
telephone wires In the neighborhood,
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?From the New York World.
and it was some time before the police
The top of t?e pier was covered with
zinc, one of the best conductors
known, and the bolt of lightning tore
it to pieces. Dr. Sawtell, of the Marine
Hospital, one of the first to arrive
on the scene, said the bodies were
twisted together like so many worms
or snakes and every one of the eleven
was dead when he reached them.
One of the bodies Is that of a man
forty-five years old and well dressed.
Of the ten other bodies four were well
dressed and appear to be sons of wellto-do
families. All of the others were
The same bolt of lightning also
struck ap Evanston aveilue trolley
just as It was passing Buena Terrace,
a short distance away from the pier.
It knocked the car from the track,
turned It about and threw the passengers
Into a panic, besides burning out
the motor. The car was in charge of
Conductor Kemp, and he and the passengers
all felt the shock severely.
TWO KILLED >N IOWA FEUD.
Han Wltfr Shotgun Killed Father and
Son After Being "Wounded.
Fort Dodge, Iowa.?In a feud, C.^D.
Guild and Ms eighteen-year-old soa,
Clarence,, were shot to deatb at Dayton,
Iown. The man who did the shooting
is Oliver Brieker, a neighbor.
Bricker's story Is that Guild shot
him three tinv?. All Ms wounds are
slight Bricki. says that Ms brother
George handed him a shotgun. He
fired one barrel at the boy, who held a
revolver.. The boy fell, and as the
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ratuer sprang. lo' u|< iuC *wv.~? .
Bricker shot and killed him. Both
Brickecs were arrested.
GENERAL SHAFTER RETIRES.
The Last of tiln Volunteer#- Exro Been
M ustored 0at at th? Fresiiilo.
San Francisco, Cal.?Saturday was
characterized by the greatest military
activity at the Presidio- It was the
last day of the volunteers' term of enlistment,
and was marked by the mustering
out of four regiments,, numbering
more than 4000 troops,, and the retirement
of Major-GeneraJ. W. R.
Shafter from active dutyGeneral
Shafter ha? relinquished
command of the department of California
to- General S. H. B,. Young.
Steel Workers G* ml Strike.
Pursuant to. the order issued by
President T. J. Shaffer* of the Amalgamated
Association of Iron and
Steel and Tin Workers,, more than
25,000' men employed by the American.
Sheet Steel company ana xne American
Steel Hoop Company, with employes
of many independent concerns,
refused to go to work because of the
failure of the concerns to sign the
wage scale for the work year beginning
I M. dt Glera Transferred.
M. de Giers, the Russian Minister at
Pekin. China, has been appointed Minister
of Russia at Munich. Bavaria.
His appointment is a virtual degradation.
Witt Not Abaadoa Naval Militia.
The Navy Department at Washington.
gave out a statement to the effect
that it is ready to give every encouragement
to the Naval Militia. Tula
was called out by reports that the department
bad decided to abandon the
Hauled Down the Union Jack.
A British flag flying over the Canadian
customs office at Skagway, Alaska,
has been cut down by George Miller,
of Eugene, Ore., a brother of Joa
quin Miller, the Cnllfornia poet.
Strikers at the cash register works,
Dayton, Ohio, have returned to work.
The Blacksmiths' and Wagonraakers'
Helpers at Cincinnati, Ohio, have
formed a union.
The income of a poor farmer or regular
laborer's family in Italy seldom
S12S n vp.ir.
Municipal employes of Waterbury,
Conn., have been granted a nine-hour
day with ten hours' pay.
The great Belgian glassworkers*
strike lias ended in a victory for the
employers. It lasted ten mouths and
cost S2.00U.000 ft) wa*ea .
11N 0 R EVENT80F THE WEEM
tvio low rpnenline the war taxes on /
telegrams and bank checks went into
Mrs. McKlnley, with the President,
took the first carriage ride she had had
in a long while. |
At the State Department a protocol
was signed, which extends for one
year the pending reciprocity treaty be- y
tween the United States and Santo
While trying to save a yellow dog
from drowning George B. Washington,
of Washington, was drowned.
President McKlnley appointed F. H.
Hawks, of Huntington, W. Va., ward- .
en of the new Federal Prison at Atlanta,
There were 25,598 patents issued by 4
ha Pntonf fifflrp fnr the fiscal vear <
just closed, breaking the record. !
OUR ADOPTED ISLANDS. j
The Grand Jury called to investigate a
the charges of bribery in the Ha- j
waiian L^jrislature reported that it
found no exrdence of bribery. ^
No more to raise the battleship
Maine, sunk in Havana Harbor, was j1
made. ' ^
General A. W. Grecly arrived at ji
Manila, as did fifty teachers from the c
United States. t
Atanaslo Taitano Peres was ap- J
pointed to be the first postmaster of
the island of Guam. . v
All Cubans must be vaccinated, a J
Commission having been appointed for '
Harold M. Pitt, Government con- j.
tractor, was acquitted of the charge E
of improperly purchasing Government 8
stores at Manila. t
In a fight with insurgents in Samar,
P. I., Lieutenant Edward B. Downes, r
First Infantry, was killed.
The Navy Department will order an ?
investigation of the trouble between *
Commander Schroeder, the Governor ?
of Guam, and his men.
A cave-In of the roof of the Pennsyl- E
vanla Railroad tunnel in Baltimore, 7
Md., caught the express car of a pas- f
senger train, a catastrophe being nar- ?
With his head crushed, and throat t
cut, Robert Crompton, a farmer, was ?
found murdered in his barn at Saun- ,3
dersville, R. I.
By a vote of sixty-nine to fourteen t
the Virginia Constitutional Convention 1
refused to take an oath to support the c
Constitution of the United States. ?
The State of South Carolina will test
the constitutionality of the decision ^
requiring tax stamps for dispensaries. ^
Improperly secured loans to manu- t
facturhig concerns and losses on real
estate caused closing of the City Na- n
tlonal Bank of Buffalo, N. Y. I
The only six-masted schooners In the t
world were in collision ofT Cape Cod. 1
Both were badly damaged.
Poisoned lemonade la supposed to 5
have caused the death of Michael and ?
j Tony Budz, little boys, at Cleveland, ?
I Ohio. I
Dr. WIntner, formerly of New York j
City, who last April shot and killed
William Lenard, a gambler, for cheat- t
ing, was acquitted at Granite Falls, t
With about 900 passengers from
South Norwallc, Conu., aboard, the excursion
steamer Mohawk sank on the a
Ledger licet,, near Glen Island.
The United States GrandJury, at
Helena, Mont.T reported 102 indict- ?
ments against land grabbers In the c
Two guards, brothers named Nesbltt, (
of Baton Rougev at the State convict r
camp, near New Orleans, La., were t
killed by a third guard.
Geronimo,. the famous Apache chfef, t
arrived at the Exposition at Buffalo,. I
N. Y. He iff under guard. i c
Seven tobacco reliandling houses and J
thirty-two small residences at May- j!
field, Ky., were burned. Loss, $200,000; *
partially insured. *
Wholesale- grocers of Saginaw, : a
Mich., formed a trust capitalized at a
Dr. William SV Wyihan. was elected
President of the University of Alabama.
Stephen Clark, a gambler,, of Poplar
Bluff, Mo., killed Pearl Clark,, while in
a jealous rage and then fatally stabbed q
Lightning killed Robert Coke and his ?
son, at Piedmont, Ala.r and William E
Huss and two sons,, at Llncolnton, N. S
Blackmailers who demanded $3000 j
from W. C.. Carson, a Kansas farmer, ^
set fire to his house, and. nis wire was a
Jessie Morrison,, of Eldorado, Kan., ' L
was found guilty of manslaughter in t
the second degree' for killing Mrs. c
Olive Castle, bride of her old swee* t
The plan of Charles T. Yerkes to
electrify London's underground rail- ;
roads was approved.
The- Anchor Line steamship Armenia t
was- wrecked tn the Bay of Fundy, all t
ou board being saTed. : 5
Martial law was proclaimed in Pan- I
aout, the Colombian rebels having re- r
jeeted the Government's peaci terms; y
A street conflict took place in Lyons
between Socialists, and members of the P
League of Patriots. 0
The public sale of King Edward's
wines realized about $90,000.
Bandits seized four walled elties
near Mukden, Manchuria.
Emoeror William was entertained at
dinner at Berlin, by the American
Ambassador, Andrew D. White, and 1
Mrs. White. t
King Edward Issued a proclamation 1
announcing that bis coronation will 1
take place next June, the date not be- ?
ing tixed. *
Russian negotiations with China regarding
Mauchuria will not be reopened.
Charles Lily White, Am^kan cltl- J
zen, arrested in Wellington,Wew Zea- 1
land, on charge of being Arthur e
Hutch, a murderer, was released.
Twelve cases of bubonic plague and
four deaths occurred at Oporto, Portugal.
The Peruvian Government signed a <
contract for the construction of a lloatlng
pier and bonded stores at Iquitos. 1
Austria sent (Jount liiiueri nuueiiwart
von Uerlachstein at Minister to *
A Paris correspondent who talked 1
with Agonclllo previous to his depar- <
ture for Hong Kong, quoted the Filipino
as saying the struggle In the Phil- <
ippines is far from over. i
,, Rotterdam gave a royal reception to 1
President liruger. *
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me in ho nil
\n In'emaf N|achine is Sent to Jay
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iiOQKe s urdnuuaut^iier.
'RETTY GIRL'S NARROW ESCAPF
"he Failure to Obtain 810,000 From
Charles D. Barney by Threat* Against
His Family Leads to an Attempt to
Mcder ?. The Nature of the Box Dis'
covered by the Coachman>
Philadelphia, Penn.?Several efforts
hat have been made to blackmail
3harles D. Parney out of $10,000 by
hreats to kill members of his family
:ulminated In an attempt to Injure
Hiss Laura Barney, his youngest
laughter. A few days ago Charles
ttorm, Mr. Barney's coachman, went
ts usual for the mail to the Ogontz
'ostofflce. He received several letters
ind a package, the latter addressed to
tfiss Laura. It happened that an end
if the box had been broken, and from
t dropped several fine black grains of
lowder. Storm -showed them to the
lostmaster, who said they were gunlowder.
He then took the package
o the house, but before he gave It to
liss Barney warned her to be carefuL
She cut away the paper and found
within a two-pound candy box, and
vhen she removed the lid of this she
ound the box was nearly full of powler.
fastened to the lid waa a pin
chich held In place a diminutive
lammer attached to a spring, and beleath
It an explosive cap, which was
o placed that the spark from It would
lave ignited the powder. !
There was sufficient powder to kill a
lerson standing near had It exploded.
Vhen Mr. Barney returned home he
eported the case to the police here.
Ie also gave the police several threat
nlng letters. The first of these he rceived
on February 19. It demanded
hat $10,000, $1000 In ten-dollar notes
.nd the remainder In hundred-dollar
totes, be given to an agent of the
No attention was paid to the letter.
)n March 9 a second letter -was reelved
demanding that the money be
ent to Stanley Wood, Ogontz, and
hreatenlng that if It was not sent the
writer would kill Mrs. Barney or her
laughter and then kill himself.
Two dectectlves were employed In
he case, but they learned nothing.
Vo weeks later a third letter was reelved
by Mr. Barney. This demandd
that the money be placed near Chelon
Hills station, at the foot of the
ralk to John Wan^maker's country
ilace. A bundle was placed In the
lesignated spot and detectives hired
o watch It, with no success.
No more was thought of the letters
intll the box was received by Miss
jaura. The letters were printed, but
he addresses were written In a femnine
hand which was disguised by
rriting backward. Mr. Barney Is a
on-in-law of Jay Cooke, the veteran
[nancler, and Is a well-known stock
iroker. His home Is situated near
hose of many other millionaires,
mong them being William L. Elklns,
* A. B. Widener and John B. Stetson.
It Is said that letters making similar
hreats have been sent to other men
a the neighborhood.
KILLED WOULD-BE LYNCHERS.
refjro Hunted by > Hob Fight? at Bay
and Slays Two Assailants.
Panther, W. Va.?Peter Price, a nejo,
cornered In a house by a band of
litizens bent on lynching him, on a
harge of having insulted a woman,
:llled George Hooks and F. M. McJran
and stabbed Charles Davis. The
nurder occurred at Jaeger, ft small
own five miles south of here.
Price, on seeing bis pursuers, took
efuge In a room In the rear of a saoon.
The mob battered down the
foor, and as they entered the- room
*rlce threw himself at them, having a
mlfe in each hand. Hooks and McJran
fell to the floor. With one lunge
^ice stabbed Davfs and then he
eaped from the window. He was purued
pnd captured by officers*. who
ent him to the Jail at Welch.
A CHAIN OF TORPEDO BOATS.
Atlantic find Galf Coasts At* to Be
Washington. D. C.?The Naval Torpedo
Board has practically decided ?n
he points to be recommended as renlezvous
for the torpedo boat flotillas,,
lamely, Portsmouth Grove oa Narra;an8ett
Bay. seven miles from Newwrt.
as headquarters for the North
Ltlantic group; Charleston or Port
loyal as headquarters for the South
Ltlantic group^ and Peusacola, Fla.,.
a headquarters, for the Gulf group.
The plan of the board is to select
ntermedlat* stations as fast as possiiip
so that eventually there will be a
liain of torpedo-boat defenses along
lie Atlantic coast and the- Gulf.
PLAGUE KILLED 600*000;
'amine Cat Vown India** Fopulatlon
VLmxw Than 13,000,000.
London?A Blue Book, on India, just
isued, shows that the mortality from
he plague for the Ave years ending
larch, 1901. was nearly 61)0,000 and
hat $91,950,000 was expended for the
elief of fairiiue sufferers during the
The Increase in population in the
ast ten years Was only five to Bix
allllons, Instead of the normal nineeen
millions. The loss represents
eaths from famine and the decrease
a births in consequence of the famae.
" "- ? ? ?*<? p>tu MniiHT.
Warrants have been issued by the
Treasury Department, at Washingon.
In favor of Rear-Adinlral William
r. Sampson for $3330 and Captain
Trench E. Chadwick for $66tf for their
ibares of prize money decreed to them
>y the Court of Claims.
Troopc to 8U?y In Cuba.
There is no intention on the part of
he War Department, at Washington,
o reduce the military force in Cuba
it the present time or in the immediate
The National Game.
Toronto has in Louis Bruce an InHnn
McGinnity, of Baltimore, seems to
lave lost bis cunning.
President Soden says he favors a reurn
to the twelve-club league.
The Easton Club has withdrawn
.'roni the Pennsylvania League, thus
Pitcher High, of the Newport News
Dlub, to the star pitcher of his league,
md Is considered a second Matthewion
throughout Virginia League cir?
- c'f/.r, ' . r,; . , \
in Old, Old, Old Story ? An Inference ?
New* For Papa?A Factor?Extreme!
?The Waring O't? Facta In the CM6"
A Kindly Warning, Etc., Etc.
A little boy, a little match,
A little hesitation,
A little smile, a little scratch,
And childish consternation.
A little scream,, a little gleam,
And then the sparks and crashes;
The end of some one's happy dream-*
A little pile of ashes.
Mrs. Wltherby?"I had to wait four
cable cars before one would stop."
Wltherby?"And then was there a;
News For Paps.
Miss Innocence?"Papa, how do the
weather observers find oat what sort
of weather we are going to have?"
Papa?"I was not aware they did."?
The Father?"How many detectives
do you think will be enough to guard
the wedding presents?"
Chief?"About how many guests will
there be?"?Harper's Bazar. <
Teacher?"Edmund, define the words
refuse and refusal."
Edmund?"Refusal is what a fellow
finds in a summer girl, and refuse is
what he finds in the streets of Chicago.
The Waving O't.
"Every few minutes she would say,
'Oh! go 'long!'"
"Then, when I would start towards
the door, she would say, 'Oh I sit
down! You aren't in any hurrr.' "?
Facta in the Case. ,
Wife?"John, I wish you would have
a new clothes wringer sent up to-day."
Husband (a butcher) ?"My dear,
that isn't exactly in my line."
Wife?"Then whose line is It In?"
Husband?'"Jn the clothesline probably."?Chicago
' . A
"I never can love you, Mr. Simpson
?I never can love you; I never can
"Well, please don't dwell on the subject
so, Miss Perkins; I am one of J
those dangerous, excitable beings to
whom opposition Is encouragement"
Fond Mother?"John, do look at that
,,-i- '? wofnK fn Kla m/mfh i
clij1u; lk; una jruui ?t aau w uuo ,
and "will swallow ftr
John (who is a bachelor brother-fnIaw
and very fond of babies)?'"Oh,
don't be the least bit alarmed; I have
got hold of the chain. It cant go far."
In Colonial D*t*.
''Whatever happens," said the young
man, dutifully, "I shall bear myself as
becomes a scion of a worthy stock."
"Do so, my son," said the sturdy oW'
ettler. "Act the man always; for,
r<? ?n toll inc which of
-main, jc, uk? ?? ?
<us may one day figure In an historical
Bag- Doll?"I'm stuffed with cotton;
What are you stuffed with2"
China Doll ? ".Sawdust I think;
maybe It's bran." , . :3
Rag Doll?"Bran? Goodness?if you
?ee a mouse come out of that hole
you'd better run like the mischief.''?
Bltrad?r? as Benefftr.
"Mister Gubbs, you'd ort t' raise my
"Raise your pay? You make more
mistakes than any other clerk: in. the
"Well,, but I've heard you say that
lots of my mistakes had saved you big
"I shall tender my resignation and
~ " *?"< nf fVila nrn-ftAr." ex
liiUliC U (.CO I vaoc v*. vu?w
claimed the politician hotly.
"All right," answered the friend.
"But you want to be careful how yoa
go about ft. This thing of resigning
has been occasionally know to cost an
officeholder his place." ? Washington
Efke Our Little Georg+e.
Papa (severely)?'"Did you a?k mamma
If you could have that apple?"
careful, now. I'll ask
mamma, and If she says you didn't
ask her I'll whip you for telling 8
story. Did you ask mamma?"
Five-Year-Old?"Papa, I asked her.
(A pause.) She said I couldn't have
Wh*? Hart HIob.
"I shall sue him for libel." said the
man who is making large sums ot
money out of the credulity of the
"He called me a common swindler.
Tfo nroMr hurri for a man who hat
worked as hard as I have to be orig
inal to be referred to as 'common.'
Th? New Style*.
"Henry is a brute." said Mr^. Justwed
to her mother, to whom she had
gone for sympathy.
"Why, what has he done, my pow \
"Why, he?he says that my new bonnet?the
one that is trimmed with
those lovely cherries. and thingsboo-hoo?
he says?he says it looks like
a boiled dinner."?Baltimore American.
The Bright Scholar.
Only one boy remained standing Is
the "spelling down" contest.
"Pseudoperlpteral," said the teacher
the bright scholar.
"Bed," said the teacher.
"B-e-d-d," said the bright scholar.
"Wrong," said the teacher. "So*
did you happen to fall down on suet
a simple word as bed?"
"Because," said the bright scholar"X
am tired, and I am sure there li
nothing better to fall down on."
And he rolled over and went tq sleep.