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GIGANTIC mm DEAL
Company Formed With $400,000,
000 to Operate Western Systems.
THE N. P, CONTEST SETTLED
A' Securities" Company Organized to Take
Over the Great Northern and the
Northern Pacific Stock ? Union Pacific
Interests Safeguarded in tlie
Northwest and Everybody Content.
New York City. ? Tremendous progress
was made toward arranging
the final details of the great alliance
of the railroads of the Northwest. A
holding company, with a capital of
$400.01(0,000, was incorporated under
the laws of New Jersey to take over
the stock of the Great Northern and
Northern Pacific. Resolutions to retire
the preferred stock of the Northern
Pacific were passed, and it tyecame
known that the Great Northern and
Northern Pacific companies would
lease the Burlington system to the
new Burlington Railway Company, a
concern whose hoard of directors will
be composed of an even number of
representatives of either faction?Hill%c
1 XT J ? ? ^ L'?Kn T rs.aU
.Mur.^uu nun nuniiiiau, miuu, ?.
parties to the Northern Pacific contest.
Stripped of their technical character,
these statements mean the first steps
toward official settlement of the Northern
Pacific controversy, also an agreev
ment on a plan among the bankers to
put the securities in marketable shape,
and. further, harmonious operation of
all the railroads controlled by the two
factions separately or jointly, practically
all the bijr railroads of the West.
Both parties to the Northern Pacific
controversy claim a victory?one
in that it acquires an equal voice in
the management of the Burlington,
and the other in that it maintains contains
control of the Northern Pacific.
It was the purchase of a majority of
the stock of the latter line that precipitated
the May panic.
To the outsider the settlement appeared
more like a compromise, forced
because each side was drawn unwittingly
Into a position where further
control meant further loss. Wall
Street took this latter view and the
market for securities was not stimu-'
lated Into active buoyancy.
The corporation which came into
oi TVnnfAn nrlll Kn L'tiattti oo
the Northern Securities Company. It
Is the second largest corporation ever
formed, its capital being exceeded only
by that of the United States Steel
Company. It was organized under the
laws of New Jersey, because this is
the only Commonwealth under whose
statutes the company could acquire
tne powers which it needed. The
amount of the filing fee, paid by the
check of J. P.- Morgan & Co., was
The powers conferred upon the company
by the articles of incorporation
"To acquire by purchase, subscription
or otherwise, and to hold as investment
any bonds or other securities
of indebtedness or any share of capital
stock created or issued by any other
corporation or corporations, association
or associations of the State of
New Jersey or any other State, Territory
"To purchase, hold. sell, assign,
transfer, mortgage or otherwise to dispose
of any bonds or other securities
or evidences of debt created or issued
by any other corporation or corporations,
association or associations of the
State of New Jersey or any other
State. Territorv or countrv. and while
owner thereof to exercise all the
rights, powers and privileges of such
A special provision in the charter
sets forth that the company may do
any acts or things designed to protect,
preserve, improve or enhance the value
of any bonds or other securities or eviv
dence of indebtedness or stock of companies
which It may acquire.
The charter is perpetual, and in order
to guard against undesirable publicity
it provides that the directors
shall determine from time to time
where, when and how the books of the
company shall be opened to the inspection
of the stockholders.
The capital stock of the company !s
divided into 4,000.000 shares at $100
each, all of which is to be common
The papers were filed by the law
firm of Stetson. Jennings & Russell, of
this city, and the incorporators men,w
tioned in them are George F. ^1^.
Jr., of New York City; Richard-Trimble.
of New York City, Abrain M.
Hyatt, of AllenhTTrftN. j.
While the (Retails of the plan for the
acquisitjmr' of the Northern Pacific
and-f?feat Northern stock by the new
_ company are not set forth in the charter,
some of the particulars were
learned from the representatives of
y" one of the interests concerned in the
settlement. According to this authority.
it may be stntod unreservedly that
the basis on which the stock of these
two companies will be exchanged for
the stock of the new company will be
ISO for every share of Great Northern
stock and 115 for every share of Northern
Pacific stock. The exact amount
needed for such an exchange on the
basis above mentioned would be $403.000.000.
or $3,000,000 more than charter
of the company provides for. But
as the stock of the new company may i
be increased at any time, this excess
is not material, especially as some of I
the stock of the two railroad com-1
panics will probably never he turned
in. It is understood that the Union
Pacific will pet an extra bonus of $15.000.000
to compensate it for the loss
Argentina Will Buy American shoe*.
The Argentine Republic desires to
place a contract for an annual supply
of 00,000 pairs of shoes in the United
States. This is not only a tribute to
the superiority of United States manufactures,
but is also an example of
Argentina's wish to cultivate and extend
her business relations with this
Business Brisk Throughout the Country
.Business COIIUIUOUS wuuugiiuiu mtr
country continue sound and prosperous.
Scotchmen now propose an annual
A bill prohibiting divorces bas been
introduced in the Georgia Legislature.
Diplomats tbink tbe Sultan's yielding
to France saved bis empire from
a quick collapse.
Tbe New England Free Trade
League bas changed its name to tbe
American Free Trade Leagtla.
President Roosevelt is expected to
urge new laws to strengthen the Interstate
Commerce Commission's work.
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on the NortMorn Pacific preferred stock
acquired by it.
This stock was retired at a meeting
of the Board of Directors of the
Northern Pacific Railway. This meeting
was only another step in the direction
of the settlement which has
now become permanent.
There are at present $75,000,000 pre- I
ferred stock and S80.000.O00 common
stock of the Northern Pacific Railway
outstanding. Under a resolution which
was adopted, so it was explained, the
owners of the common stock alone
would be permitted to subscribe for
the new bonds. The owners of the
preferred stock will receive the money
raised by this subscription. This would ,
mean that the control of the Northern
Pacific rested with the Morgan faction.
who own a majority of the common
stock, were it not for the fact
that these entire holdings of common
stock are to be taken over by the new
proprietary company, in which the
various factious will have a joiut interest,
on a basis which all concerned
declined to divulge, but which, it is
believed, will be a one-half iuterest
for the Morgan-Hill "faction and a
one-half interest for the Harriman faction.
The only other business transacted
at the meeting of the board was the
re-election of the present officers and
the Board of Directors with the exception
of Robert Bacon, who resigned,
and in whose place Samuel Spencer
was elected. The Executive Committee
will consist of President Mellen
(or in his absence vice-rresiaeiu m- j
mont), George F. Baker, E. H. Haniman,
James J. Hill. John S. Kennedy
and Samuel Spencer.
The effect of the settlement will be
felt in London. Paris and Berlin
scarcely less than in this country. The
interests involved are of almost unparalleled
magnitude. The settlement
means that hereafter one harmonious
power will administer the wealth of
three formerly independent companies
whose combined capital stock is over
$500,000,000. whose bonded debt exceeds
$325,000,000, and whose trains
run over 20,000 miles of track.
SCORES DEAD IN BRITISH WRECKS
Gale Sends Many Vessels on the RocksDestruction
In Denmark and Sweden.
London.?The disasters caused by a
heavy gale have reached alarming
The Swedish bark Trio has been
wrecked at Hartlepool and seven of
K/%*. A?iAnv n?At>a r\ rATrnorl
Lici ucw ncic uiv??uvu.
The Norwegian bark Imga has been
wrecked at Shields and fifteen of her
The steamer Whiteaboy has stranded
on the coast of County Down. Ireland.
and nine persons aboard of her
lost their lives.
One of the worst disasters during
the gale is the loss of the revenue cutter
Active in the Firth of Forth. The
Admiralty issues the following telegram
from the district captain at
"The mate of the cruiser Active reports
that the Active was lost during
I the nighi on the Granton breakwater.
Her captain and nineteen men were
(lrowned. Five were saved. The
Cockchafer, with divers, is proceeding
to salve her."
A French vessel has been wrecked
off Sunderland and nineteen lives lost.
A three-masted schooner disappeared
outside Sunderland. It is believed
that the crew must have perished.
It is estimated that 150 lives have
been lost on the British coasts since
the gale began.
Copenhagen.?Denmark and most of
Sweden have been tempest-swept for
hours. A heavy snowstorm has prevailed.
There has been a general leveling
of telegraph lines and the railways
are blocked. Many shipwrecks
fira ronnrtorl nnrl tllprp hns been fl
heavy loss of life.
OMAHA DOCS JTOO NOISY.
Proposed Ordinance Says Owners Musi
Keep Them Quiet or Be Fined.
Omaha, Neb.?An ordinance to prohibit
the barking of dogs in the City
of Omaha to the annoyance of citizens
and residents, and providing penalties
lor the violation thereof, was introduced
in the City Council.
The ordinance was prepared by the
City Attorney at the request of a
prominent citizen, who avows that he
is much bothered, and that his nights
have been made unhappy and full of
care by the constant yelping of one or
more canines of doubtful pedigree in
the immediate vicinity of his residence
The ordinance provides that barking
dogs be declared a nuisance and a fine
of $20 is provided for those maintaining
The owner of such a dog, upon be
Ing nolifiecKhat his doj?'is in ti)e~ii:*bTt
-of barking at night, must kill, shut up,
or otherwise dispose of the animal
Killed in a Folding: Bed.
Dr. James Irvington Marclny had hi*
life crushed out in a folding bed al
Buffalo. N. Y. Persons living on a
floor beneath heard a crash in the doctor's
room juid upon investigation
found the folding bed lying upon the
floor. It was opened and Dr. Marclay's
lifeless body was found inside.
The dead man has relatives in Plain
field. X. J.
800,000 Fire in Wlnsted, Conn.
The Opera House block, containing
several stores and offices, as well as
the city postoffice at Wiusted, Conn.,
caught fire, and about $00,000 damage
was done. The theatre was gutted
and several tenants suffered loss. The
contents ot' the postoffice were saved.
Filipino Official a Traitor.
Diaz, the Presidente of Tacloban,
Island of Leyte, P. I., who has been
proved to be an agent of the Filipino
^ " . i ;?.
J until at tlOIlgKUIlg, lias uccu uucoicu.
I Many incriminating papers, implicat
j ing numerous officials, were seized at
i the time of his arrest. '
Great Britain Ravaged by Storms.
Terrific storms, attended with mucli
loss of life and resulting in a great
number of disasters to shipping, are
reported from all parts of the United
Kingdom. Various coast towns Lave
been badly damaged.
Havana Prefectoa Go.
Governor-General Wood has abol
ished the Prefectos of Havana, Cuba,
which will save about $00,000 a year
to the city. The Prefectos are ward
officers, stationed in eacli ward, and
are under the direction of the Mayor.
The New York Bible Society distri
buted -10,570 Bibles during the past
An unknown man fired two shots at
General Kleigel, the Russian Prefect of
Police, at St. Petersburg, but did not
The boilers of steam motor carriages
in Chicago must be inspected by the:
regular boiler inspection department
of the city.
Owen MeCarty, 102 years old, of Saratoga,
the oldest voter in the State oJ
New York, walked to the election
, booth and cast his vote early.
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<?nrmiie Pace !n I ittlp Rnrk Ff) 110 V
a Death in Jeffersonville, Ind.
A DESERTER'S POSSIBLE MURD
A Former Member of tho United Sti
Army Placed HIu Paj>ern lit Poc*
of Dead Companion?Body Shlppec
Little Rock and Deception DIncove
?Plotter, Under Arrer,t, Admits Gu
Louisville, Ky.?Newell C. Rathb
who was supposed to have died ii
Jeffersonville, Ind., hotel last Thu
dav. has been arrested in Louisvi
According to Rftthbun the cor]
which was shipped to Little Rock
burial as his body, was the body
W. L. Ten Eyke. The police say Ra
bun has confessed to desertion fr
the United States Army, and to havi
formed a plan to fraudulently coll
$4000 insurance on his life, but tl
he denies having killed the man w
died in the Jeflersonville hotel.
Rathbun was arrested at the Unii
Stnes recruiting station in Louisvi;
He is held as a fugitive from justi
The arrest was made on informat)
from Sergeant Skinner cf the Unii
States recruiting station. Rathbun <
listed under the name of "Lou Rc
Sergeant Skinner had read the st<
of the Jeffersonville case and circu
stances connected with the new rec:1
aroused his suspicions.
At the detective's office, Raihb
was put through the "sweating" p
ccss and under pressure made the 1
lowing statement, according to 1
"My name is Newel! C. Rathbi
and my home is in Little Rock, A
Severai months ago I deserted fn
the army post at Plattsburg, N. Y.t
company with anotner recruit ny 1
name of W. H. Ellis. I soon lost sij
of him and went to Little Rock. Thi
I was married, and afterward tool: <
the insurance policies.
"I came to Louisville about ten
ago and formed a plan to make i
insurance company think I was dej
so that I could collect the insuran
I fell in with a man who said 1
name was W. L. Ten Eyke. in frout
the Salvation Army headquarters
Louisville, and told him of my pi
and lie agreed to help me. Our pi
was to obtain a corpse from soi
place, put it in a hotel in Jeffers*
ville, and then set fire to the hotel.
"Whilo we were lu Jeffersonv!
we took a number of drinks, and T
Eyke got drunk. I think his dej
was caused by drinking. I put t
letters addressed to me in his pocl
and left. I did not kill him. I th
came to Louisville and went to 1
recruiting office and enlisted. My ri
home is in Detroit."
The police are trying to establi
*he identity of the dead man. One
their theories is that he was a trai
that Rathbun had fallen in with.
The Body Held by Coroner.
Little Rock. Ark.?The body shipji
here from Jeffersonville, Ind., as tt
of Newell C. Rathbun, was to ha
been burled at Oakland Cemetei
but S. M. Powell, State Agent for t
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co
pany, declared that it was not that
Rathbun. On the request of t
Louisville Chief of Police, received
telegraph, the body was held by t
Attorney Henry M. Armistead. w
has been representing the interei
of the family, says that Mrs. Rathb
is so hysterical and nervous that s
hardly knows what she has said. J
declares that she has seen the bo
only once, and that was but a br
glance, and since that time has be
too nearly prostrated to undergo t
ordeal again. Mr. Armistead declai
that there is not the remotest evider
of collusion on the part of any me
ber of the family in the perpetrati
of any fraud.
Mr. Powell said that several perso
who knew Rathbun well were prese
when the body was examined, a
when it was exposed to view it w
the general opinion that the body w
not that of Rathbun.
The Myaterlor.s Death.
Jeffersonville, Ind.?The followi
facts have been ascertained regard!
the case of Newell C. Rathbun, whe
alleged sudden and mysterious dea
here is being investigated by life
surance representatives and the J
thorities at Little Rock, Ark.
Two men who registered as Willie
Ten Eyke, of Watertown, N. Y., a
Newell C. Rathbun, entered thi
names at a hotel last Wednesd
night. On Thursday the man w
registered as Rathbun was found de
In bed. The Coroner says that t
post-mortem examination show
laudanum enough in the man's sto
ach to have killed two men. The v<
diet of the Coroner's jury, it is sa
will be that death was caused
morphine poisoning. The man w
had registered as William Ten Ey
had left the hotel when the dead bo
The supposed Rathbun was helple:
ly intoxicated, it is said, when he i
turned to the hotel Wednesday nig!
The man who registered as Rnthb
was very shabbily dressed. Neither
the men was known to any one in t
To Wear the Koh-I-Noor.
King Edward has decided to ha
the celebrated Koh-i-Noor diamo
mounted in the crown of Queen Al(
andra f<jr the coronation.
An Economical State Board.
Daniel N. Lockwood, Chairman
the New York State Board of Tj
American Commissioners, at Buffa
announces that $125,000 and perha
more of the State appropriation
$350,000 was not used by the St.'
Board, and will revert to the State.
TurkH Feel Humiliated.
The Mussulman population in Ti
key. says the Constantinople cor
spondent of the London Times. f<
acutely humiliations like the recc
News of the Toilers.
Art Increase in tli3 number of unio
in the large cities is reported.
Southern trades unions ifyuu ?
prosperous year. Labor is genera
employed, while wages are uuusua
The shipbuilding trade is havi
such booming times that a dearth
skilled mechanics is feared in the ni
On account of the failure of crc
thousands of agricultural 1 .borers ?
experiencing the terrors of famine
various sections of Russia.
|jj POSTOFFICE ROBBERIES Q,
Crimos Against the Postal Law3
ipg Are Increasing-. 01
The Extension of the Rnral Delivery
Service Has Abolished Many Smal1
CD Offices?Annual Report. T
Ull 1 '
Washington. D. C.?The annual rerte?
port of the Fourth Assistant Postraas- 1,1
:etn ter-Goneral for the fiscal year ended
i to June 30, 1901. calls attention to an Inred
crease in mail depredations. It says:
ut* "Certain kinds of crime against the
UQ postal laws seem to be on the increase,
l a such as the burglarizing of postoffices k<
irs_ and the robbery of mall boxes. While y|
a greater number of arrests have been ai
lle- made and more convictions had cf
pse such offenders against the law during re
for the past year than during the preced- pi
Qf ing year, yet we have not had a suffl- m
clent number of inspectors to cope ^
t*1" with the persistent industry of this
om class of criminals. The department
Ing has therefore asked Congress to make le
a larger appropriation for the next tl
* fiscal year for this branch of the serv>at
'ho "The total number of arrests during t,(
the fiscal year "was 1611. Of this num- P'
ted ber 101 were postmasters, forty were "
lie. assistant postmasters, sixty-five were GI
ce. clerks in postofflces, ten were railway *e
ion postal clerks, thirty-seven were letted
ter carriers and nineteen were em- pf
en- ployed in minor positions in the postal
ot,. service. The total number of postoffice
burglars arrested was 327, and
)ry the remainder of 970 were persons in ei
m- nowise connected with the postal serv- PJ
uit ice. Of the total number arrested 1032 01
were disposed of in United States
,un courts, resulting in 634 convictions."
rc- The number of appointments during
:ol- the fiscal year was 15.657, as against
[lis 15.142 the preceding year, a gain of PJ
515. Of the total number of appoint- ?*
an, ments 15.058 were fourth-class post- 01
rk. masters and 5S9 Presidential postmas
3m ters. ??
in There ivere 3294 postofflces estab- ^
:he . lished during the year, a decrease as at
;ht compared with the previous year of ,n
?rc 3?5. There -were 3037 postofflces dis- te
)ut continued during the year, being 1125 re
more than the preceding year. The w
Lj3 principal causes for the large increase ^
:he in the number of postofflces discontin- ?
1(jt ued has been the extension of the rural
Cet' free delivery service and the establish- "
hig ment of rural free delivery stations In
0f lieu of fourth class postofflces. The
in extension of rural free delivery has re- le
an suited in the discontinuance of 1225 01
an postofflces during the year, the sala- af
ries of postmasters of said offices ag5Q.
gregating $79,330. si
It is pointed out that out of 20,814,- Sl
jje 501 pieces of registered mail handled a?
^en by the department actual loss occurred
in only 466 cases.
h<; A LETTER FROM CAPTAIN KIDD. at
jet ? ^
len Epistle 200 Tears Old Given Location of ^
:lie Burled Treasure.
eal Providence, R. I.?A letter, 200 years 1
old, from Captain Kidd, the pirate T1
ish chief, to John Bailey, Esq., of New
of York, which, from evidence contained
ap 'n it, is believed to be genuine by those ^
to whom it has become an' heirloom,
has been deposited for safe keeping in .
the office of the Record Commissioners T]
>ed of this city. A
The letter is the property of Edward
ve Field, clerk of the Municipal Court of
T. Providence, a descendant of the War- .
he ner family, which was among the .
m- first to settle in what is now the town
of of Warwick. It was found among ?
he family papers. Apparently the com- R:
by munication was written after the cap- .
he ture of Captain Kidd. It Is dated Boston.
1700-1, and it says, in part:
ho "I fear we are in a bad situation. ?
sts We are taken for pirates, and you
un must come to Boston as soon as you _
he get this: there is no one I can depend
Ele upon. If I do not see you I will tell r.
dy you where my money is. It is * * * .
ief buried on * * * Island in Boston .
en Harbor, on the * * * Island in
he two chests containing from ?15.000 to y
es ?20,000 in money, jewels and diaipo
r. onds. They are buried about four
m- feet deep, with a flat stone on them
on and a pile of stone near by. There is n
no one knows where it is but me, now
ns llvinsr. It is about * * * up the
:nt hillside." gi;
nd The letter contains much more mat- p\
as ter, and refers ,to many incidents T1
ag which have been found to be histori- h(
cally correct. The words which would fr
tell exactly where the treasure' was
buried are omitted and their places
ng are taken by crosses. It is considered <jl
ng likely that along with the letter went <j(
,se another writing in which was given te
tii the key to the omitted portions.
? CARNEClE GIVES S2,000,000. ?5
He Increases His Donations to Two Pitts
eir Pittsburg, Tenn. ? Andrew Carnegie jj(
? has surprised and delighted the mem?*
bcrs of the Board of Trustees of the
ad Carnegie Institute by the announce,
ment that he had decided to increase c,
pf1 by $2,000,000 his already large dona- jn
tions, $1,000,000 to the Carnegie Insti- sv
tute and $1,000,000 to the new Poly,/
technical School. Mr. Carnegie said ^
. ' he would increase his original offer to jn
end^w a polytechnic school from $1,- a?
- 000.000 to S2.000.000, provided the city
? of Pittsburg would give a site. ai
His original proposition was t^ furnish
money for the erection and equip- ^
?s* ment of a polytechnic school, at whatever
cost the Bpard of Trustees agreed
upon, and start it with an endowment
u? of 81.000,000. This endowment he or
, has raised to $2,000,000, because of the Sc
"e rapid growth of the institute, which G
comprises the art, music and literary cl
Conaul-General Osborn Dcncl.
n(* Luther W. Osborn. United States ar
!X' Consul-General at Apia, Samoa, is jU
Broods Over Assault, Goes Insane. 1
ot William Hughes became violently in- Bi
'n sane on the streets of Troy, X. Y.. and ti<
10* vas locked up. Brooding over an as- m
aul't he had committed a year ago, m
? ..n-1 which resulted in the death of The cl;
^ victim, was the cause of his mental de- io
Glr'. Dies of Lockjaw From Vaccination. P'
Thirrppn-vonr-olrl I?liznhf?tli fivifSrh.
?e] of Atlantic City. N. J., died of lockjaw ,
(llt caused by vaccination. .She was inoculated
at the city hospital eighteen I*
days previous to her death. 0
Youtli Kills Girl and Himself.
,ns At Ellzabethtown, Tenn., Frank Kidwell,
twenty-three years old. shot and sa
>ry killed his sweetheart. Ada ThompWy
son. eighteen years old. and then com- js
lly mitted suicide. The cause of the tragedy
is said to be the refusal of the
n<r girl's father to allow Kidwell to visit (jl
0f his daughter.
> Illinois Bank Robbed.
The Bank of Chatham, at Chatham, c
>ps 111., was robbed of $1500 by burglars,
u'e who blew open the safe. The robbers
in escaped on a hnnd-car. Congressman
B. F. Caldwell is almost the exclusive
owner of the bank.
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ULTAN GRANTS SSF
^cial Irade Issued and France Recalls
URKEY'S BACK DOWN COMPLETE
!gal Existence of French Schools, Religious
Establishments and Hospitals
Recognized?Proof Given That the Saltan
"Will Carry Oat His Promises?
May Be Hidden Dangers.
Paris, France.?The Sultan of Tur?y
has Issued an lracle. which, after
elding all the material French claims
id accepting France's new demands,
(cognizes the legal existence of the .
esent schools and accords them lm* J
unity from the payment o* customs
In conformity -with the actual treat- ]
s it recognizes the legal existence of 1
le French religious establishments i
id hospitals, according them exemp- ]
on from the property tax and from <
lying customs duties. It further nr.- ^
lorlzes the building, repairing an 1
ilarging of scholastic, hospital a*ad |.
ligious .establishments which were
jstroyed or damaged during 1S04.
595 and 1S9G In Asiatic Turkey and
The Sultan also encages to recoeze
as authorized the foundations,
llargements, constructions and relirs
that France may desire to carry
it In the future unless the Porte preints
objections within six months afr
notification of the French intenons.
The election of a Chaldean Palarch
is sanctioned. Furthermore,
oof is given to M. Bapst. Councillor
' the French Embassy, that these desions
will be nut into execution.
M. Delcasse. Minister of Foreign Attirs.
has telegraphed to M. Bapst,
ouncillor of the French Embassy
: Constantinople, instructing him to
form Tewfik Pasha, Turkish Minisr
of Foreign Affairs, that diplomatic
lations between France and Turkey ,
ere resumed. Meanwhile M. B.ipst '
regularly accredited as Charge
Affaires, awaiting the prompt return
Constantinople of M. Constans, the
Admiral Caillard has received or?rs
to re-embark his sailors at Mityne
and to take his souadron to one i
! the islands of the Greek Archipelro.
The Figaro, commenting upon the
tuation. says: "The sudden news of
ich a retreat is not calculated to reisure
us; on the contrary, it makes
j believe in hidden dangers."
A writer in the Eclaire says that
om the moment the word protectore
was uttered France was confrontl
no longer by Abdul Hamid, but by
rilllam II. of Germany.
STUDENTS [PREFERRED CIRCUS.
iej Go to Forbidden Show and Are Expelled
From a MiflslMlppi College.
New Orleans. La.?Twenty-four stusnts
of St. Stanislaus College. Bay t
Louis. Miss., wanted to go to the j
reus which exhibited in that town,
tielr application to he allowed to atnd
was denied by the President, and
ey attended the performance'ln deince
of his command. When the
iow was over they .returned to the
stitutlon to find that they had heen
:pelled, that their trunks had been
icked and sent to the station, and
at the only communication the col!?e
authorities would hold with them
as to present them with money
lough to reach their respective
The students were panic-stricken,
hey made all manner of apologies,
id begged forgiveness with tears in
eir eyes. The President was oblrate,
and even denied permission
spend the night there. Thoy were
>t even given the opportunity to
lange their clothes.
TOOK THE SHERIFF PRISONER.
ro Desperate Fugitive Federal Convteta
t f oil a naniHS ruBBu.
Topeka, Kan.?Two of the twenty- f
x convicts who escaped from tbe j
ederal prison at Leavenworth on
bursday were chased into the farm- 1
>use of Frank Worcester, seven miles 1
om Topeka. They were white men.
The Sheriff followed them into the
>use, where he was overpowered and I
sarmed. Worcester was knocked
>wn and rendered unconscious for inrfering.
At dark the convicts ordered the t
>sse, which had surrounded the ,
)use, to withdraw a few yards, un- #
?r threat of death to the Sheriff, j
hen using the Sheriff and Worces- ^
r's wife for shields the convicts left t
>use, backed into a cornfield and fled. ^
Little Children Burned to Death.
Mrs. Guy Pimbell, of -Norwalk,
duu.. attempted to replenish the oil
a lighted lamp and an explosion reilted,
which scattered the oil in all ,
rections. Mrs. Pimbell and her
ree children were covered with the
irning liquid, and two of them, Rose,
fed eight years, and Louis, aged five,
ere burned to death before assistance
rived. The mother and another
mghter, Catherine, were also fatally
Killed on a British Warship. I
A terrible gun accident occurred *
i board tLe British battleship Roj'al *
>vereign, ootside of Astakos Harbor. '
reece. Au artilleryman torgot to '
ose the breech before the gun was' *
ed. One officer and sis artillerymen 1
ere killed outright, the bodies being 2
rrlbly mutilated, and the Captain 1
id thirteen sailors were seriously in- ?
Saltan Pay? French Claim*.
The Porte has sent a note to M.
ipst, Councillor of the French Lega)n,
at Constantinople, inclosing
onthly drafts on the customs in pay- (
ent of the Lorando and Tuboni '
aims, and embodying certain decis- i
us of the Turkish Government re- i
irding the quays difficulty. M. Bapst i
is forwarded the communication to i
815,000,000 For Steel Freight Cars. (
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company ;
ill spend 813,000,000 within a year ,
r steel freight cars. i
King Edward, the London Lancet
:ys, is in good health.
fresiueni wooseveu s lavumi; ujum
"How Firm a Foundation." 1
Lord Salisbury is one of the to;*: ^1
erman scholars in England.
The Right Rev. Samuel C. Edsall has
sou installed Bishop of Minnesota.
It is announced that the Duke of
srnwall and York will shortly receive
ie title of Prince of Wales.
is resumed his War Department du- '
es after six weeks in the Philippines
3R0THER KILLS HIS SISTER
ie Trips With Gun in Hand and
She is Shot in the Throat
^ad Rlden Five Miles Bareback For His
Father, But Their Return
Finds Her Dead.
Washington. N. J.?With his sister
ylng dying In their home?shot by
liimself?little Fred Stanley had to
eave hev and ride to find aid. In
that ride he covered ten miles of
-ough country in thirty-five minutes.
But, swift as he went, death was
swifter. When he and his father
reached home, after the second mad
;alIop, the girl was dead. Life must
tiave left her within a few minutes
ifter the frightened lad started on
James Stanley is a farmer near
Fohnsonburg. Frances, his daughter,
cvas eighteen years old, and the boy
Doy Fred is fifteen. Fred always has
3een fond of gunning, and has been
nore careless than the average boy In
:he use of firearms. A year ago he
landled a shotgun so clumsily one day
hat it was discharged, and his father
ivas shot in the leg.
The warning effect of that Incident
vas only temporary, and recently Fred
las shown his old carelessness with
lis gun. A few days ago he started
>ut after rabbits, his sister warning
lim jokingly not to shoot any cows or
)low off his fingers. Sport was good
ind Fred's bag was filled when he
jot home at fi o'clock.
Frances was lying on a sofa, asleep,
vith her baby sister on her arm.
"Hey, Fannie! See what I got! I
:an't shoot straight, can't I?" shouted
<Yed, as he ran Into the room, inlated
with his success.
She was rising to her feet, with a
yarning, "Sh! don't wake baby,"
vhen the eager boy's toe caught in a
ip in the carpet. He pitched headlong
oward her. The gun flew from his
lands. In grasping at it he clutched
he trigger. There was a report, tre)ly
loud in the small room, a cry of
igonj% and Frances, still with the
>aby in her arms, fell back upon the
"Fannie! Fannie!" he cried, drop)ing
on his knees by her elde, "Fanlie!
I didn't ruean to ? honest, I
Her eyes already were glaring an
ihe looked at him. The only answer
o his words was the baby's wall,
drying, "Don't die, Fannie?please
i?u Tilt i-? u a miniifa irlfh
ion I?I'll ue U?li;a. m a. U1UUI.V
'ather," the boy ran out and to the
)am. He felt that there was no time
o saddle a horse. He simply untied
>ld Tom's halter, jumped on his bare
jack and away they went.
The boy knew that his father was
n Blalrstown, five miles away, ^nd
lown the road to that place he sent
>ld Tom at a-speed the nag never had
mown before. Fred met his father in
'ront of the postofflce. One glance at
he boy's face was enough for the
"Fannie " he began.
"I shot her, dad, I shot her!" And
hen, with boyish hope, "Oh, but she
lin't dying. I know she won't die!"
In a second the father was on the
jatient back of old Tom, thrusting the
joy in front of him, and the horse
>earing this double burden galloped
)ack as best he could, sometimes comng
to a walk in his weakness, only
o be goaded on by the father, whose
ine thought was of his daughter's
Stanley threw himself and the boy
>ff at the gate, dashing up to the
louse, leaving old Tom to sink, exlausted.
in the road.
"I'm here. Fannie!" shouted the
'ather. "I'll have you all right in a
ninute. I'll "
Then he stopped. The figure on the
;ofa spoke no word, made no stir. A
p*eat hole was In her throat. The
jaby crawled toward him, wailing,
le snatched the little one to his breast
md dropped beside the girl. He put
lis hand across her mouth; no breath
itirred. He clutched at her heart; it
jave no beat. Then he knew his loss.
The girl was buried without an in*
^ rtrt*. thlnV-tncr nnp
(UC91, I Liu IjUlUiiCl uut
lecessary. One mourner was a young
'armer of Independence Township,
vho "was to marry Fannie at Christnas.
LEADER OF MUTINY CAPTURED.
fegro Who Planned the Escape From
Fort Leavenworth In Custody.
Topeka, Kan.?Two more of the
wenty-six convicts who escaped from
he Federal prison at Fort Leavenworth
were recaptured. One is Frank
Thompson, a negro, who was the
eader of the mutiny. The other convict
is Lawrence Lewis, a white hoy,
wenty years of age. Both convicts
vere wounded in the efforts to capture
hem. Thompson slightly and Lewis
Thompson was captured eight miles
lorth of Council Grove by a posse unler
command of Deputy United States
??i._t a Pi-ttsrntt. Thompson
vculd not surrender, but was takeD
ifter a hard fight with the officers, in
vhich he was shot in the head, but
lot seriously injured. No member
)f the posse was hurt.
First McKInley Monument.
In the presence of several thousand
>eople. assembled from the mining
owns of Northern Minnesota, the first
HcKinley monument In the United
States was unveiled and dedicated
it Tower, Minn. Governor S. R. Van
>ant and members of his staff, a number
of State officials, and other cltl:ens
from various parts of the State
vere present. The monument Is a
iimple shaft, eighteen feet high, standng
on a pedestal of concrete aud iron
>re, aud cost $12,000.
Jefferson Statue Unveiled.
A statue of Thomas Jefferson was
unveiled in front of the Jefferson
bounty Court House at Louisville, Ivy.
The statue is bronze, of heroic size,
modeled by Sir Moses Ezekiel. It is
noun ted on a granite base, and the
pedestal is the liberty bell, on four
fides of which are designs depicting
iberty. justice, equality and the brotherhood
of man. The statue cost $85.?1
s? > "iff tn the city by I. W
/U", iiiju m ? ? ?
md Bernard Bernheim. Louisville merchants.
who have also provided a fund
Tor its maintenance.
Alabama Adopts New Constitution.
Alabama voted on the question of
the adoption or ratification of the
Constitution formed by the recent
convention, and from the returns rewived
it is evident that the instrument
has carried l>y a majority ranging between
23,000 and 30,000. The negroes
voted in much larger numbers than
had been expected, but were unable
to control the result.
Snow in the Adirondack*.
Snow has fallen generally throughout
the Adiroudacks, and in many
places reaches a depth of two inches.
" I bad a terrible cold and coulo
hardly breathe. I then tried Ayer't
Cherry Pectoral, and it gave me immediate
W. C. Layton, Sidell, 111.
i ? i ' v,:
How will vour cough
be tonight? Worse, probably.
For it's first a cold,
then a cough, then bronchitis
or pneumonia, and
at last consumption, m
Coughs always tend
downward. Stop this
downward tendency by J
taking Ayer's Cherry Pectoral.
Tine sizes: 25c,, 59c.,'SI. AlMnffMs.
? ! '
? .. ^
Iixmsmt jour oonui, it uo Bars ibko h. h
than do m he ?ays. If h? tell* jon not K
to take it, then don't take It. He know*.
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It -would not have required a Slierlock
Holmes to decide , that a newly
married couple were the occupants of
a hack that was driven to a hotel In
this city the other day. Dangling from
the axletree, and nearly reaching the
ground, were suspended two goodsized
shoes?a russet and a black.
The hack was driven through a nar- ^
row passageway to the hotel, when a v
head was thrust through a window of
the carriage and a male voice yelled? ,
"3ee here, -we don't want to stop at
the men's entrance. Drive around tothe
ladies' door." I'.
The driver did as bidden, and passers-by
stopped when they saw the nup- <
tial symbols hanging from the hack..
Bride and groom were surprised on : .
alighting to find they had to run the
gantiet or several sianng peopie, anu
they "will probably continue to wonder
until they are informed how they were
"given awayu by their friends.?Boston
Europe has five reigning princes
who are over eighty years old and
nine others who are more tfcan ser- enty
The largest Inland sea Is the Medlterranean,
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