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Mr. Choate In English Eye*.
But the States will be glad to have [
him back: anil we must not grudge j J
him, an American of tbe Americans,
to his native land after .70 long an absence.
New York will be herself once 1
more when her most brilliant advocate
has returned to the courts wherein
his name is so familiar. Harvard will
be glad to have the President of her
alumni again within hail; public and
private life across the Atlantic will
welcome a popular favorite home.
Of his diplomatic career in this country
there is but one opinion. lie has <
obeyed, as we believe, not only the instructions
of his Foreign Office, but :
also the instincts of his own heart. He
has believed implicitly in the common
destiny of our eomnun race: and history
will show that during his term
of office the United States have been
served by a great American, and to
England has been accredited a good ,
friend. How difficult it is, then, to
say "Good-bye" to him and to his
charming consort, whoso popularity
in England is scarcely secind to his
own? Once, at the Guildhall, Mr. Clio- '
ate spoke of Downing Street, our "via
sacra." as an American thoroughfare. 1
Let him be assured that, by his native
courtesy and unfailing tact, he has won I 1
for himself another . nd a permanent I 1
"right of way" which leads to the '
hearts of the British people.?Ian Mrl- j
colm, M. P., in the London Mail.
Oliver Herford, while recently ex- % j
goring a remote part of New York. ]
found himself beset by pangs of hun- \
ger. Entering a small restaurant of i
somewhat doubtful aspect, he ordered 1
a mutton chop. The waiter, after a 1
long delay, returned, bearing a plate j
on which reposed a daub of mashed potato
and a much overdone chop of
microscopic proportions and with a re- j
markably long and slender rib attached.
Clapping this down briskly <
before the famished artist, the waiter <
started off to attend to another cus- 1
tomer without further ceremony. 1
4-See here," cried Herford, "I ordered \
a chop." j
"Yessir," answered the man. "There ?
It is." (
"Oh. beg pardon; that's true," re- a
turned Herford, peering at it closely, e
"I though it was a crack in the plate."
?Philadelphia Saturday Evening
The Most Widely Clicul&ted Book.
At the annual meeting of the Brit- J
ish and Foreign Bible Society, in May, z
at Exeter Hall, the secretary gave a
most interesting account of the socle- 3
ty's gigantic work during the past t
year. Nearly 6,000,000 copies of the 3
Scriptures were issued, showing an In- c
crease of 1G0.000 over the previous F
year. The total issue since the incep- |
tion of the society has reached the 0
colossal figures of 192,000,000. The r
list now includes the complete Bible o
in 100 languages, the New Testament
in ninety-four, and at least one book >
of Scripture In 19f> more. Some 3T>0,- jj
000 copies of the Russian and Japan- ?
ese Scriptures have been distributed ^
among the beligerents in the Far East, jj
A Partial Victory.
The young physician was jubilant. ^
"Held a post-mortem on old Scraw- t
ney this morning," he said. "You re- r
member that Doc Green said he had a e
cancer, Wiggles called it a tumor and I C
eaid it was heart trouble." r
"And were you right?" asked his t
"Right?" echoed the M. D. "No! But
an examination of the stomach proved ^
conclusively that my medicine didn't o
kill him!" s
His wife, howevor, was not pleased
with the news, for when he gets on *
good terns with himself he becomes ^
almost insufferable.?Detroit Tribune. ?
tne vnauneur 8 recuiiar rraccurey.
Perhaps it is not with unmingled
regret that we may look upon some of ^
the performances of the motor ear- a
riage. It seems that the chauffeur is b
exposed to certain injuries of the fore- Ii
arm, especially at its lower portion, ?
produced by a recoil of the crank when ^
the motor is started. Two examples ^
are recorded by C. Deutschlander in i,
German surgical magazine, both frac- j
tures in the epiphyseal region, one of f
them attended with much overriding d
*f fragments.?New York Medical
FOOD IN SERMONS. C
Ceed the Doininie Right and the Sermon* I
A conscientious, hard-working and ^
eminently successful clergyman writes: T
"I am glad to bear testimony to the c
pleasure and increased measure of h
efficiency and health that have come to >
me from adopting Grape-Nuts food as v
one of my articles of diet. v
"For, several years I was much distressed
during the early part of each
uajr uy mui^uuu. jiy urcutwi.;iai,
usually consisting of oatmeal, milk and ?
eggs, seemed to turn sour and failed
to digest. After dinner the headache
and other symptoms following the
breakfast would wear away, only to return,
however, next morning. c
"Having heard of Grape-Nuts food^I c
finally concluded to give it a fair trial. L
I quit the use of oatmeal and eggs, and
made my breakfasts of Grape-Nuts,
cream, toast and Postum. The result
was surprising in improved health and t
total absence of the distress that had, f
for so long a time, followed the morning
meal. My digestion became
once more satisfactory, the headaches ^
ceased, and trie old feeling of energy |
returned. Since that time, four years t
ago, I have always had Grape-Nuts ;
food on my breakfast table.
"I was delighted to find also, that
whereas before I began to use Grape- f
Nuts food I was quite nervous and be- came
easily wearied in the work of
preparing sermons and in study, a
marked improvement In this respect resulted
from the change in my diet. I ^
am convinced that Grape-Nuts food 1
produced this result and helped me to a
sturdy condition of mental and physical
"I have known several persons who
were formerly troubled as I was, and
who have been helped as I have been,
by the use of Grape-Nuts food, on my
recommendation, among whom may be
mentioned the Rev. , now a missionary
to China." Name given by
Postura Company, Battle Creek, Mich.
' "There's a reason."
Read the little book, "The Read to
Wollville," in each pkg. ]
MEANDER AND HYDE OUT
President and First Vice-President of
the Equitable Vacate Posts, ^
MORTON ACCEFTS RESIGNATIONS
Chairman of the >'ew Board of Directors
to Sue Old Officers For All Misused
Funds of the Life Assurance SocietyMr.
Alexander Receives the >'ewi on
Slclc Bed?Hyde Won't Talk.
New Yorl: City.?Secretary of the
Navy Paul Morton, tlie new head of the
Equitable Life Assurance Society, accepted
the resignations of James W.
Alexander as President and James II.
Hyde as First Vice-President of the
society, and they at once ceased to be
officers of the company which their
families have dominated since it was
founded forty-six years ago.
At tiie time Mr. Morton accepted the
resignations Mr. Alexander, who Iiad
ilevoted forty years of liis life to the
upbuilding of tlie Equitable, was lying
ill in bed in the home of his married
[laughter, at Xo. 11(? East Sixty-fifth
street. For a time his family feared
to communicate the news that he was
no longer an officer of the Equitable
Society to him. A polite letter had been
sent to him by Mr. Morton, in -n-hich
the latter briffly stated that he believed
it to be for the best interests of
the Equitable to accept the resignation
which Mr. Alexander had placed
n hi? hands on June 10, :.he day Mr.
Morton was elected Chairman of the
Mr. Alexander took the news calmly,
James H. Hyde was in his magnifi:ent
suite of offices on the main floor
)f the Equitable when Mr. Morton's
etter accepting his resignation reached
lim. A few minutes later Mr. Hyde
eft his offices, entered his brougham
md was driven to his home at No. 0
List Fortieth, street. Soon after his
irrival there lie summoned his electric
;ab .and took a ride up Fifth avenue
md back, reaching his home about 7.30
Hyde Has Nothing to Say.
Mr. Alexander's family refused to
lermit him to'see newspaper men or
make any statement. Mr. Hyde sent
rord by one of his under-secretarles <
hat he had nothing to say to the :
It was not until 5 p. m. that Mr.
lorton announced his acceptance of <
he resignations of Mr. Alexander and
Ir. Hyde. At that hour nearly all the
lerks had gone, but most of the de- <
>artment heads were still in the build- '
g. When they learned of Mr. Mor- <
oil's action every man had some word 1
f sympathy for Mr. Alexander and
egret for his retirement as President <
f the society. 1
No action had been taken by Mr. i
lorton on the resignations which were !
lso placed in his hands on June 10 by .1
Second Vice-President Gage E. Tar- i
ell. Third Vice-President George T. 1
Vilson and Fourth Vice-President Wil- 1
am H. Mclntyre. i
Morton Will Sue Directors.
It was authoritatively announced <
rom sources ciose to j/nomas jr. ivy an <
Lint frequent consultations with emiiet
lawyers and with the three trustes?Ex-President
)'Brien and Mr. Westinghouse?had i
esulted in Chairman Morton taking <
he position that as rapidly as the re- ]
iorts of the expert accountants are <
eady he will prosecute all directors <
nd officers, big and little, who have 1
bused their trust by using the funds <
f the Equitable for their own personal i
peculation and private profit. <
Many suits are already in contempla- |
ion and will be brought as fast as <
evelopraents warrant the preparation i
f the papers, against all these men to 1
ompel restitution of all profits ille- 1
ally acquired by the use of the funds <
f the Equitable Life.
In behalf of Chairman Morton and 1
he trustees, the lawyers and others i
dvising tflfcra, have looked over the 1
ooks of the Equitable Life for the <
ist fifteen years. These lawyers have- i
aade a special study of the statute or <
imitations and it is said they are now
rwAt-r> nffoint-f O 11 1
ii> uiv > c u^uiiici. uti
ntl directors who began fifteen years i
go tlie systematic application of the ]
Equitable funds to personal ventures
or their own private sain, to the great !
etriment 'of the policy-holders. !
IEFORM REACHES DEADWOOD. I
Jambling Houses Closed For First
Time in Town's History.
Deadwood. S. D.?For the first time
ince gold was discovered in the Black
lills there is no gambling in Deadrood
and the other mining towns and '<
amps in this county. All gambling 1
ouses are closed by order of the '
layor and county authorities. Dead- 1
rood without gambliug is like a river :
Old Vesuvius in Commission. '"
Aiier ueiujj oui 01 swmuc soca
ears the old dynamite cruiser Vcsuv- ]
us has been commissioned at Boston, <
lass., as a torpedo training chip.
Killed ia Quarrel.
Renewing an old quarrel John Plum- :
oer shot and killed L. Dale, assistant <
nine foreman at Bevier, Mo., and was
timself fatally wounded by a posso.
Further improvement in tlio condiion
of cotton is very generally iudi- <
ated throughout the cotton belt.
Spanish Cabinet Out.
The entire Villaverde Cabinet, in Ma*
Irid. Spain, has resigned, and its res- <
gnation has been accepted by King
Wholesale Grocers' Convention.
The annual convention of the South>rn
Wholesale Grocers was held at
Piano Dealers Convene.
The National Association of Piano
Dealers of America hekl its fourtli anlual
convention at Put-in-Bay. O.
Killed Showing How Brother Died.
Two boys, Vincent and Antonio Pa:raeci.
were passing along the street at
Kenosha, Wis., when Vincent, tho'eld>r,
grasped a live wire which had broken
and hung from a pole and was
silled instantly. Then l_e younger
ad. while explaining to the crc~u how
:t occurred took hold jf th:> -ud
lie. too, was killed.
Prominent Tcacher a Suicide.
In a ravine east of Richmond, Van-as
round the body of Leon N. Haslefr,
i prominent teacher, evidently a sui- !
:ide from poison. |
DEATH REVEALS FORGERY
The Late G. H. Gaskill, of Philadelphia,
a Stock "Raiser."
Certificates Altered to the Extent of a
Million Dollars?Scion of Honored
Philadelphia. Pa.?If a gnost had
stalked forth and proclaimed Benjamin
Franklin a robber or Stephen Girard
a pauper it could not have occasioned
much more surprise than the announcement
that Benjamin II. Gaskill, who
died four weeks ago, was involved iu
a series of forgeries which has resulted
in a loss of almost $1,000,000 tc
banks and trust companies here?the
majority of them representing the ultra-conservative
type of fiduciary institutions.
It was disclosed that certificates
calling for small numbers of
shares of stock had been "raised"
by a skillful process and without exciting
the slightest suspicion.
Benjamin II. Gaskill was the sole
member of the banking and brokerage
firm which carried on business under
the title of Benjamin H. Gaskill & Co.
He had fine offices in the financial district
and his credit was gilt-edged.
At the time of his death Gaskill was
reputed to be worth about ?500,000.
He left no will, juid when the administrators
started to close up the estate
the remarkable story was revealed.
One of the customers of the firm,
whose name has not been disclosed.
Dougct irora me estate iuu snares ui
Philadelphia Traction Company stock
and 100 shares of stock of the United
States Steel Corporation. He tnrned
the account over to E. C. Miller & Co..
which firm sent the 100 shares of traction
stock to the Philadelphia Traction
Company's office to have the transfer
recorded. The certificate did not agree
with the company's books, and an investigation
showed that the certificate
had been raised from six shares to
100. The discovery was reported to
E. C. Miller & Co., which firm immediately
notified the Stock Exchange of
which Gaskill was a member, which
in turn sent out notices to its members
not to receive stock certificates from
the Gaskill estate.
Other FraudP Discovered.
This led to a further investigation,
and with startling results. It was
found that Gaskill had credited himself
on his own books with G000 shares
of Philadelphia Traction stock valued
at approximately $000,000, while the
traction company's books showed he
had only 400 shares. It was also discovered
that he had raised stock certificates
of the United Railways of
Wn- .Tprspv frnm 2 tr> 200. nnrl the*
certificates of the Frankford & Southtvark
Street Railwuy Company of this
city from 2 to 20. The latter stock is
?*orth $450 a share.
Ga skill kept two accounts?onej recording
the transactions of his /customers,
which was correct, and another
giving his own transactions. His books
showed that he was losing from$15,000
to $25,000 a year in his business. His
method of operation was to obtain certificates
of gilt-edged securities calling
for one, two, three or some other small
number of shares, raise the figures and
jive them as securities for large loaus.
;\t least six banks and trust companies
3f this city admit holding fraudulent
securities for large loans.
Scion of an Old Family.
The Gaskill family in Philadelphia
ranks with the Birineys. the Prices, the
Cadwalladers, the Biddies ana Kittenliouses.
and perhaps has a greater
:laim to pride of ancestry than any
me of them. The early members of
the Gaskill family -were the stoutest
champions of Tom Paine when he was
i consultant of John Hancock in the
Jrafting of the Declaration of Independence,
and the original Benjamin
Gaskill, after whom a street is named
in the southern part of the city, was
Hancock's most valiant defender when
\e was assailed in front of the old
Gaskill was only forty-one years old
rc-hen he died. He w,it a member of
the Manufacturers' Club, the Union
League, the Country Club, the Clover
Club, and other organizations, and
the revelations astound even the severest
of his critics.'
The administrators of tho estate,
Lincoln L. Eyre and George M. Wagtier.
have retained John G. Johnson to
protect the interests of the estate.
Gaskill left a widow, to whom the
Stock Exchange a few days ago paid
?.">000 as life insurance. His seat on
the Stock Exchange is valued at
100 WORKMEN SHOT DOWN.
30,000 Paraders at Lodz Sudflenly Attacked
Lodz.?Eighteen persons were killed
uid 100 were wounded by volleys fired
by dragoons and Cossacks on a procession
of 50,000 workmen which had
been organized as a demonstration
against the Government.
Trouble 'n Hungary.
The United Opposition of the lower
house of the Hungarian Diet at Budapest
passed a motion of want of confidence
in the Fejervary Cabinet.
Appointed as Peac? Ambassador.
M. NelidofT, the Russian Ambassador
at Paris, France, was appointed one
of the peacc envoys to Washington,
France Treats With Germany.
A note, inviting Germany to define
the limits of the proposed conference
on Morocco, was transmitted from
Paris to Berlin.
For More Indian Troops.
Mr. Brodrick asked tho British House
of Commons at London to voto an increase
of $12,000,000 in tho charge for
military service in India.
Iligh Price For a Collar.
A collar, composed of 717 pearls, Fays
a special cable despatch, was S'Md r.t
Paris, France, for $12,^20.
Drive Russians North.
The Japanese troops in Manemria
continued to drive the* Russian advance
The Czar cf Russia, it is said, has
$25,000,000 invested in English securities.
William Dean Howells and family
have settled for the summer at Kittery
Paderewski, it is said, can play from
memory more than five hundred compositions.
Mao, Rejane, the noted French actress,
proposes to establish a French
theatre in London.
Kaiser Wilhelra often notifies young
officers to leave the hall, as their dancing
is not up to the mark.
MN 18 DISMISSED7
President Roosevelt Acts on Venezuelan
(LOOMIS SEVERELY REBUKED
Monomania In Bowen's Case?President
Reviews Entire Affair in His Letter
to Secretary Xaft?I-oomls May Get a
j Minor Post ? Mr. Bnwen Refases to ^
Give Ont Any Immediate Statement.
Washington, D. C.?Tlie dismissal of w
Minister Herbert W. Bowen from the h
Diplomatic Service and the retention ri
of Assistant Secretary of State Francis m
B. Loomis, although after such a G
scorching rebuke as has seldom been
administered to an officer of his rank, ni
are the results of Secretary Taft's b
| Jong investigation of the scandal af- c<
I fecting the two men. The report of ^
! Mr. Taft and the President's reply si
j were made public at the War Depart- rr
| ment. p.
i Mr. Bowen's departure from the ser
[ vice was anticipated, dui it was supposed
that lie A.'ould be permitted to T-'
resign. Mr. Bowen made bis dismissal <1
necessary by telling tbe President that u:
be would regard a resignation as an
admission of misconduct. The Presi- n
dent in his letter says that until this A
scandal came up he had intended to it
promote Mr. Bowen. c<
The action taken with regard to Mr. it
Loomis is more of a surprise. It had e:
been expected that the Assistant Sec- P'
retary would escape either scot fre| cl
or with a light rebuke. Instead, Mr. ti
Taft, while acquitting him of the n
charges brought against him by Bowen, lj
scores in strong language his behavior h
in mixing up in business investments r<
in Venezuela. The President adopts G
this language cs his own. p
Mr. Loomis is a candidate for an embassy.
The view of his conduct taken b
by the President and Mr. Taft makes ti
it unlikely that he will get it. Mr. d
Xaft's language, however, is taken here tl
as indicating that he may be let down p
with a less important post. y.
Secretary Taft's letter is fully re- ai
viewed in the President's letter. I a
Bowen at East Orange. | A
Herbert W. Bowen, who has been
dismissed from the diplomatic service, S
returned to East Orange, N. J., late tl
in the evening, unexpectedly to his f1
family. He was stopping at the home i*
of Arthur Clegg. 124 Prospect street, si
"I will say nothing now," said Mr.
Bowen. after listening to a synopsis b
of the President's letter. "Such a doe- si
ument calls for a careful and full re- tl
DECLARES WAR ON LOBBYISTS. J1
Herrick Proposes to Drive Bribers of
Legislators From Ohio. p
Sandusky, Ohio.?An open declara- *
tion of war against professional lobby- s<
ing in the Legislature "of Ohio, made
by Governor Herrick. has stirred up *1
politicians all over the State. In a T
| speech at the banquet ot tue unio as|
sociated Dailies, at Cedar Point, the
I Governor said: **
"Lobbying is a deadly poison in the k
well-spring of legislation. It is respon- ?
sible, in tlie main, for the low estimate
in which our law making bodies are
held by many throughout the entire ?
"The professional lobbyist is a crim- "
inal. By that I mean the man who offers
a fixed bribe to promote or restrict *1
legislation. His great crime lies in the 11
destruction of the faith in the honesty 0
of our citizens and the honesty of man- A
"We must do more than arrest, we
must exterminate the professional a
"Other communities have /isen and n
eradicated this pernicious practice, and
Ohio should move with no laggard step ?
to do likewise. As far as it lies within C
my power I purpose to set on foot this
BOSTON HOLDS RECORD. J
Cost of Running Public Buildings De- d
partment Highest of American Cities. f;
Boston. Mass.?According to official
figures Boston municipal "grafters" 1
hold the record. The statistics prepared
by Harvey S. Chase, an expert, E
in the Mayor's office, show that the expense
per capita of running the Public
Buildings Department alone is twenty- y
four cents a year, estimating Boston's ^
population at GOO,000. This, according
to the same source of information, is
against the per capita cost in New York
for the same department of twen- ..
ty cents; Philadelphia, fourteen cents; ?
St. Louis, ten cents, and Baltimore,
Fictitious names have been found on
the rolls and syndicates have been organized
to do carpenter work and electric
wiring for public buildings for .
which men were already carried on the
pay rolls, while one concern has a mo- tJ
nopoly in disinfectants which is making
Mayor Weaver Arrests J. W. Hill. j
Mayor Weaver, of Philadelphia, Pa.,
caused the arrest of John W. Hill on
the charges of forgery and of falsifyI
inrr nnd nnnorc holnnfrinc fn the ?
100 a Day Die at Harbin. <1
Cholera and dysentery are still raging fr
at Harbin, the Russian city in Man- a
ehuria. The death rate is 100 a day. J
There are now 5)0,000 sick and wound- d
ed Russian soldiers at Harbin. e
Prosecution of Gorki Abandoned.
The proceedings against Maxim Gorki,
the author, who was charged with s
inciting the disturbances in St. Peters- t
burg, Russia, last January, have been s
Plague of Caterpillars.
Eastern and Southeastern Texas z
have a plague of caterpillars. *
One Million For Playgrounds.
The New York City Board of Aldermen
voted $1,000,000 for playgrounds. I
Sporting Brevities. .
James Braid, with a score of 31S, won
the open golf championship at St. An- t
Thirteen automobilists completed the d
economy tour of the Long Island Automobile
Club within schedule time. i
Michel Ephrussi's Finassour. with
Nasli Turner, tlio American jockey, up,
won the Grand Prix at Longchainps, 1
Beals C. White and William A.
Larned won in singles in tli- round t
robin lawn tennis touruament at 1
Crescent A. C. t
PARLEY WITH MOROCCO
ill' Government Invited tc Participate
in General Confer?noe.
Cher Powers Also Asked to Hilp Settle
tbe Franco-German Mediterranean
Washington, D. C.?The long cspeci1
note from the Snlt.in of Morocco
3king the United States Government
participate in an international conjrence
on the affairs of that country,
hich have brought about a crisis beveen
France and Germany, has arved
at the State Department. The
ate came from United States Minister
ummere, to whom it was handed sev\al
weeks ago, when the Sultan made
formal announcement that he would
at entertain the proposals which, had
een made by the French Government
mcerning the policy of the Moroccan
overnment. Mr. Gummere made a
anslation of the note, which has long
nee reached tlie European Governlents,
and mailed it to the State Deartment.
No decision has been reached as to
le course of the Government of the
nited States in tlie matter. The
uestion was taken up at a Cabinet
leeting and discussed thoroughly.
The German Emperor, through Barn
Speck von Sternburg, the German
mbassador here, has urged tlie Proslent
to participate in the proposed
inference. Germany contends that
T\*ill amicably settle the differences
sisting between the interested Euroean
powers, which have come very
lose to causing an open breach beveen
the French and German Governtent3.
President Roosevelt has deep
interested himself in the matter and
as conferred with the diplomatic rep^sentatives
of Germany. France and
reat Britain many times within the
a st few weeks.
The course of this Government will
e guided to a great extent by the attude
of the Powers which are more
eeply interested in Morocco than is
lis country. The United States has
radically no commercial interests in
[orocco, and there is nothing at stake
s far as this country is concerned, but
s one of the Powers th#United States
lovernment is expected to, and probbly
will, if it can do so without of?nse
to any one, participate. The
tate Department has been informed
tho Ttnlinn nrul AnstriflTi ftrvvprn
lents will take part in the conference
' the other Powers unanimously conjnt
to do so.
Government officers and diplomats
ere have watched the impending cris
between Germany and France with
je greatest of interest and no little
nxiety. All of the Powers of the
orld have been urged by Germany,
le prime mover in the proposed plan.
> enter into the conference. Thus far
ranee has refused to accede, so far
s is officially known, although disatches
from Paris indicate that the
rench Government has given its conjnt
to the conference.
If Germany and France reach a setement
there will be nothing to preent
the United States Government's
cceptance of the invitation of the Sulm
of Morocco. While the invitation
self comes from the Sultan, it is yell
nowii hero that the conference is a
erman scheme, but it is not expected
lat this will stand in the way of a
ivorable action on the part of this
overnment if the President decides
lat this Government should enter the
Paris, France.?It is considered hero
lat the German press is assuming too
urriedly that everything is running
ptimistically in the Morocco affair,
s yet France has actually accepted
othing. The conversations between
le representatives of the two Powers
re continuing satisfactorily, but it
*ould be premature to think that defiite
conclusions have been reached.
The Government was interrogated
bout the Morocco situation in the
hamber of Deputies.
Commenting upon the situation the
'igaro says that the announcement
liat Great Britain may accept the initation
to take part in the ioternation1
conference, is of the greatest signifiance.
There could not be a better inication
of the favorable course of aJlirs.
REPULSES WOULD-BE BKIDES.
Hoping Couples From Pittsburg Were
Sent Back From Ohio Unmarried.
Pittsburg. Pa.?No more can Pennsylania
would-be brides invade Ohio and
e legally married. The Probate Court
f Ohio has decided that the justices
f Columbiana County, the "Gretna
freen" of Ohio, cannot secure marriage
censes by telephone as heretofore,
'hen, again, the marriage license canot
be granted, unless the prospective
ride is a resident of the State.
Recently numerous couples who have
ot become acquainted "with the new
rder of things have been disappointed
l not being able to get married. Eight
ouples were turned away by one jusIce
in East Liverpool recently
DEATH FOLLOWED LAUGH.
tusiness Man Expires After Hearing
Funny Story on Train.
Fort Dodge. Iowa.?Ralph T. Jackon,
a Dubuque business man, laughec
mmoderately at a story told him by
lie conductor on tbe Illinois Central
rain. Twenty minutes later the conuctor
passed Jackson, who appeared
o be asleep. The conductor shook liin
nd asked if he wanted another story
o r?/*v I'OCmAIICO Ck TVfl C
UV.AOUU UiUUC UV/ AAV
lead. A Coroner's jury declared hf
xpirad of heart failure.
Views of an Expert.
JV.mes Dalrymple, Glasgow expert
ays municipal ownership of railway.'
rill not succeed in America unless ab
oluiely divorced from politics.
Drowned in Canoe.
Seven men were '..'owned near Ha
leton, B. C., by their c^.noo beino
New Canal Open.
The Truckee-Carson Canal, below
VUIIV, .M'V., IViLt Ul'VllCU.
The Empress Eugenie recently en
erecl on her eightieth year.
Mrs. William J. Eryan and hei
laughter Grace have gone to Germany
Signora Cousino, of South America
s said to be the richest woman in tin
Queen Alexandra's campaign in Eng
and against live pigeon shooting i:
laving its effect.
Mrs. Rorer, the New York cookin?
eacher, invariably prefaces her clas;
essons with a story, even if it is some
imes against herself.
CENTRAL FLIER WRECKED;
| Switch Open and Locked at Mentor,
Ohio, the Cause,
j CARS DESTROYED BY FIRE
A Score of Passengers Injured and Over
a Dozen Killed?Act of Heroism by
One Farmer?Fire Apparatus, Doctors
and Nurses So?? on the Scene From
Mentor, Ohio.?'The. Twentieth Century
Limited, east-bound, the new
eighteen-hour flier from Chicago,. 111.,
to New York City over the Lake Shore
and New York' Central Railroads, was
wrecked and partly burned opposite
the passenger station of the Lake
Shore & Michigan Southern Railway
in this village at 9.30 p. m. Eleven
of the passengers and trainmen were
killed and eighteen or twenty injured.
The identified dead and injured are:
BENNETT, JOHN R., lawyer, New
York, burned to death.
BLAIR, ?, brakeman, Detroit, Mich.
FRENCH, , colored barber.
MORGAN. T. R.. Secretary of Well
man - Seaver - Morgan Company,
NICKEY, W. D., New York City;
identified by Y. M. C. A. card.
GIBSON, J. R., Chicago, 111., passenger.
RODGERS, ?. fireman, New Rochelle,
TYLER, ALLEN, engineer. Colling*
wood, Ohio; crushed under engine.
WALTERS, N. B., baggage, master.
Hamburg, N. Y.
One unidentified man.
ARTHUR, ALVIN, Milwaukee, Wis.
BRYANT, J. F., Toledo, Ohio.
BEDSMITH, S. C., New York City,
CORDUA, R. C.. salesman, Brooklyn,
N. Y.; slightly.
HEDD, A. P., London, England, of
Otis Steel Company.
KENNEDY, J. A., San Francisco, Cal.;
LANGDON. J. H., Chicago, 111.; probably
MORGAN. T. R., Cleveland. Ohio.
RODGERS. , Dayton, Ohio.
WELLMAN, C. H., Cleveland. Os,??.
WRIGHT, H. H., Chicago, 111.; wiJg.
GRAHAM, ?, fireman of train.
This was the fourth trip of the new
flier. The train loft Cleveland, twenty
mlle9 west of Mentor, a few minutes
late, and was running at full speed,
about seventy miles an hour, when the
In front of the passenger station here
a new switch had Just been put in.
When the engine struck the switch it
left the rails, dragging after it the
first three cars of the train, and dashed
at full speed into the Lake Shore
freight station on the opposite Side of
the track from the passenger station.
The engine dashed into the freight
house' and turned over on its side,
pinning the engineer in the wreckage
and killing him instantly. From the
r?oals of the firebox fire started at
once, and the first two cars of the
train?the combination baggage and
smoker and a sleeper? were destroyed,
together with the freight station.
The people of Mentor flocked to the
scene within a few minutes after the
accident occurred. Among the men
and women of Mentor and those who
were uninjured there were rfiany deeds
of heroism. Women vied with the men
in the wort of rescue. When the work
was begun one man in overalls, whose,
name is unknown, heard a moan near
the engine. N
Snatching a blanket from one of the
n-omtn he wranned it around his head
and shoulders and rushed Into the hissing
steam and heat. For a few moments
it was thought that he was lost,
but he soon appeared, dragging out
one of the wounded passengers. There
was a cheer from the crowd, and when
the doctors had taken care of the passengers
he calmly held out two scalded
hands and arms, and laconically remarked:
"Doc, I reckon there is a little oil
coming to me."
The doctor dressed his wounds and
some one asked him his name. "Oh,
I'm just a farmer and happened to be
going through the town," he replied.
"You're a hero," remarked one of the
"No," he said, when his arms were
bandaged, "Just a farmer," and getting
on his wagon he drove homeward,
holding the reins In his burned and
Pullman Conductor O'Neil checked
up his berths and found that there
were exactly sixty-seven passengers
on the train. Of this number at least
twenty must have been in the combination
Every doctor and nurse in Painesville
and the entire Fire Department
went to the scene.
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quickly solved. Train hands reported
fiat immediately after the wreck they
inspected the switch and found it
locked open. H. C. Brodway is the
railway agent here and A. C. Liner the
Brodway said that when he left the
station for home at G o'clock the switch
was open and Liner said that when
No. 10 Eastbound had passed through,
forty-five minutes before, the switch
was closed and there was no difficulty.
So train passed East after that. The
fact that" the switch was open and
locked open seems to indicate that the
wreck was due to malice.
Accepts Views of King Oscar.
The Swedish Riksdag accepted the
views of King Oscar and the members
:>f the Council of State, who asked authority
to treat with the Norwegian
Storthing for a dissolution of the
Morton Accepts Resignations.
Taul Morton, in New York City,
r.ccepted the resignations of James W. 1
Alexander and James H. Hyde, president
and first vice-president of the ;
Equitable Life Assurance Society.
Rios For Spanish Premier.
Consequent upon the resignation of
the Villaverde Cabinet, King Alfonso,
at Madrid, has charged Montero Rios
with the formation of a new: Cabinet.
Boycott Talk in Singapore.
The Cantonese merchants at Singapore,
Straits Settlements, have held a
meeting to consider the question oX
boycotting American goods.
Grand Duke Vladimir Resigns.
It was stated that the Grand Duke
Vladimir has resigned the command of j
the military, district of_St. Petersburg.
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Miss Sadie Robinson, 4 Band street;, B
Maiden, Mass., writes: JH
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a year ago as an excellent remedy for th^H
troubles peculiar to our sex, and as I found^H
that ail that was said of this medicine wasflj
true, I am pleased to endorse it. " y
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Address Dr. S. B. Hartman, Preside *
of The Hartman Sanitarium. Columbus. I
0., for free medical advice. ' All correi
pondence strictly confidential.
It Seemed ImpoMlble.
A friend of James McNeil Whistlei
once came upon Mm in a London stre&i
while he was Questioning a very dir^
newsboy, says Harper's Weekly.
"Yes, sir," the boy was saying,
been selling papers three years."
"How old are you?"
"Oh, you must be more than that"
"No, sir, I ain't'"
"I say, Charley," said Whistler, turning
to his, friend, "I don't think lie
could get th. t dirty in seven years.
Jefferson'i Prayer and Poultice.
The late Joseph Jefferson was su<t
ienly taken ill while visiting at the
home of a friend. The wife or tne gen*
tleman whose hospitality he had enJoyed
became alarmed over his condition,
and, being of a religious turn of
mind, wished to instil in the mind of
the actor her belief in the necessity for
spiritual contemplation. A call to his
room for the purpose of applying a
poultice gave her the much desired opportunity.
"Mr. Jefferson," slip said, nervously
shifting the poultice from one hand to
the othe* "for your sake, for the sake
of your friends, your family, I?I would
like to pray for you."
The actor listened attentively, and
his answer came slowly. "Yes,
madam," he said, "you may?for my
sake, for your sake, for everybody's
sake, but for heaven's sake put on that
Prohibition Maxim From Japan.
It is difficult to beat the Japanese in
philosophy, too. One of their wise saws
is: "First the man takes a drink, then
J-i-i- ubu ? than fha drink
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you are unable to quietly and calmly^B
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era tire organs in women is so close^f
that nine-tenths of the nervous pros-^B
tration, nervous debility, the blnes,H
sleeplessness and nervous irritability?
arise from some derangement of the^H
organism which makes her a woman^H
Fits of depression or restlessness ancflj
irritability. Spirits easily affected. so^fl
that one minute she laughs, the nexljH
minute weeps. Pain in the ovaries and^R
between the shoulders. Loss of voice
nervous dyspepsia. A tendency to crj^J
at the least provocation. All this point^B
to nervous prostration.
Nothing will relieve this distressingflR
condition and prevent months of prosS|
I tration and suffering so surely as Lydia^H
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
Mrs. M. E. Shotwell, of 103 Flatbusfc^B
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