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The Carlisle (Pa.) school is helping
vc the India problem. Th ere are
this year 600 Indian pupils enrolled.
In New Jersey the feeling against
gamblers and their various methods
has lead to a constitutional amendment
to prohibit gambling, which will be
voted on thivfall.
Nevada is the most sparsely settled
srtate in America. There are nearly 2%
square miles to each inhabitant next
comes Idaho, with one Inhabitant to
each square mile.
An eastern scientist has discovered
that "kissing is a cure for dyspepsia."
The chances are that dyspepsia will be
the most popular disease in sight, and
drugsof theapothecary will mold and go
On the eve-of returning home, Lord
Kelvin remarks that this coutitry leads
the world in the development of elec
tricity as a motive power. It is a great
achievement.in the opinion of the fam
ous British seientist.
A Florida paper says the tobacco crop
in the state this year will bring $10,000,
000. in addition to which there will be
300,000 crates of pineapples, to say noth
ing of vegetables, melons, turpentine,
lumber and a "pretty good smattering
Electric railway equipmenta have
been ordered from this country in Dub
lin, Bristol. Coventry and several Aus
tralian cities, as well as London. Our
inventors and skilled workers in this
field are apparently without any rival
ry in the world.
Accordingto an old tradition the Brit
ish frigate Hussar, which sank in East
river in 1780, carried an immense treas
ure in gold, and divers have been inter
ested accordingly. A recent thorough
search of the records proves that there
was no gold^op the ship when she went
down. After 117 years investigation be
gan at theright end of the story.
C. M. Bailey, the Winthrop (Me.) oil
cloth manufacturer, deserves a vaca
tion. He secently told a reporter that
in the 48 years he had been in business
he never .had taken a holiday himself
or closed his shops. And he now has
men working for him who have been in
his employ the whole 48 years, though
most of them have had both holidays
A new French machine called a
menometer registers a man's will power
and shows the intensity of his thought.
When a person near it goes against a
hard mental proposition the register
ing needle jumps around like a nervous
man in the presence of an annoyed hor
net but in the presence of an idiot the
needle clings to zero like a thumb tack
to a bicycle tire.
The electric light Is comparatively a
new star in the sky, but there was $100,
000,000 of invested capital represented
by the Edison illuminating companies
recently convened at Niagara Falls.
The Niagara cataract itself is an illus
tration of the extent of the use df elec
tricity as a motive power, which not
many years ago was confined to Jersey
lightning in a bottle.
For some years Uncle Sam has been,
breeding reindeer in Alaska. The gov
ernment farm is on the lower Yukon,
containsover 1,000 reindeer, and
none of the animals ever are put to
work. It would seem as if this was the
time to harness up the bucks and let
them help develop the countryi They
could doubtless be used with great
profit upon the frozen rivers during the
T\he oldest postmaster, who is found at
Hammondsville Station, O., has been
giving some recollections of his service
of 68 years under 34 postmasters-gen
eral. He remembers the time when mail
robbing was a capital offense, and he
saw two men 'hanged for the crime at
Balitimore. Sixty-six years ago he was
a passenger over the first 13 miles of
railroad built in the United States
by the Baltimore & Ohio. The speed
was ten miles an hour. This venerable
official of 86 formerly charged 25 cents
postage on a letter carried 400 miles.
Stop and think what two cents will do
Recent remarks on the powerful ef
fect of extreme hot weather on the brain
have called forth from a man hispereon
al experience. One day after applying
himself: intensely to the study of ge
ometry, he ate his dinner like one in! a
dream, and finally rushed upon his
brother with a pocket knife, and the
brother only saved himself by flight,
this, happily, breaking the spell. Here
is a new opportunity for criminal law
yers. A sudden solar seizure ought to
be more serviceable to them than hyp
notism. Perhaps with a little expert as
sistance it cari also be made to cover a
Within the memory of man by no
means old "2 40 on the plank road" was
an expression significant of the highest
•peed to be attained by a pacer or a
trotter. Mr. ^Bonner's faith in the in
vincibility of Dexter and his 2:16% or.
2:l7is.also of comparatively recent date.
Yet here we.have Star Pointer pacing a
mile in 1:59%, with the probability that
fasten time would have been attained
but fbr a momentary faltar at the head
of the stretch. It-would be idle to say
that this record isfostand for any
lengt^pf time. Pe^hoanoes on the
turfbfcve been so marvelous that proph
ets are charv ofpreflfakfons.
Epitome of the Week.
INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION.
In the forthcoming reports of bureau
chiefs of the navy department the
necessity of increasing the personnel of
the navy will be presented to congress.
The first meeting of the monetary
commission appointed under the au
thority of the convention of business
men held last January in Indianapolis
was held in Washington. Ex-Senator
George F. Edmunds, of Vermont,x was
The navy department sent orders to
San Francisco to have the gunboat
Wheeling sent to Honolulu.
•Advices to the state department show
that there are more than 10,000 Eu
ropeans and Americans resident in
The bureau of statistics of the treas
ury department says the total imports
of dutiable sugar during the last
fiscal year were 4,381,403,687 pounds,
valued at $85,901,902.
In afire in a grocery store at Chester,
Pa., six persons were seriously injured
by the explosion of a barrel of gasoline.
At the leading clearing houses in the
United States the exchanges during
the week ended on the 24th aggregated
$1,368,804,677, against $1,386,354,242 the
previous week. The increase compared
with the corresponding week'of 1896
In the United States there were 200
business failures in the seven days
ended on the 24th, against 204 the week
previous and 315 in the corresponding
period of 1896.
In an interview in Boston Lieut.
Peary, the explorer, said that he should
start on his next polar expedition in
the latter part of July, 1898, and. that
he would reach the north pole or lose
his life in the attempt.
In the National league the percent
ages 'of the baseball clubs for the week
ended on the 24th were: Baltimore,
.704 Boston, .703 New York, .638 Cin
cinnati, .571 Cleveland, .531 Brooklyn,
.465 Washington, .460 Pittsburgh,
.448 Chicago, .441 Philadelphia, .419
Louisville, \402 St. Louis, 218.
The new steamer of the North Ger
man line, Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse,
made the trip from Bremen to New
York in 5 days, 22 "hours and 45 min
utes, making a new record.
Arthur W. May, aged 24, killed Cora
Ease-man, aged 18, and tihen took his
own life at Shamokin, Pa. Refusal of
the parents of the girl to allow them
to marry was the cause.
In Maine severe earthquake shocks
were felt at Belfast, Ellsworth, Bangor
and several other towns.
WEST AND SOUTH.
Nebraska "gold" democrats met in
Omaha and nominated James Wool
worth, of that city, for supreme court
Judge C. Buckley Kilgore, a member
of the Fiftieth, Fifty-first and Fifty
second congresses from Texas, died in
Ardmore, I. T., aged 62 years.
Almost the entire business portion of
Bainbridge, O., was destroyed by fire,
and W. P. Beardsley and TTiomas Hig
gins were burned to death and seven
other persons were badly injured.
Three mdles from Liverjnore, Ky., the
sawmill boiler of E. D. Dex blew up and
three men were killed and ten injured.
M. J. Sholey, Henry Feldshaw and W.
J. Grunsten testified in the Luetgert
murder trial in Chicago that they saw
Mrs. Luetgert alive in Kenosha, Wis.,
May 3 and 4.
Flames destroyed the major ffortion
of the John Gund Brewing company's
plant at La Crosse, Wis., entailing a loss
David, Ridge, sheriff of the district
Jesse Sunday, sheriff-elect (both Indi
ans), and Thomas Baggot (white) were
killed in a drunken row at Saline, I. T.,
by Samson Batt.
Rev. L. D. Morris, of Greencastle, Ind.,
was delivering an address to a conven
tion of Christian churches when he was
fatally stricken with paralysis.
In a runaway near Coy, Ark., John
Trafford and his wife were fatally in
jured and their 14-year-old girl killed.
For assault Sylvanus Johnson was
hanged at Key West, Fla.
In Kentucky and Tennessee frqst
seriously damaged the tobacco crop.
The seasons of the Western league and
the Western association baseball clubs
closed, the Indianapolis club winning
the pennant in the former and the
Cedar Rapids club in the latter.
There were 98 cases of yellow fever
in New Orleans and 15 deaths, up to the
24th 41 cases at Mobile, Ala., and 6
deaths 123 cases at Edwards, ^iss., and
20 deaths, and 75 cases at Biloxi, Miss.,
and 4 deaths.
Fire nearly wiped out the village of
Archibald Blakely, of Pittsburgh,
was elected national commander at the
national encampment in Columbus, O.,
of the Union Veteran Legion.
An explosion of black damp in the
Williamson county coal mines at Johnsr
ton City, 331., killed five men and sev
eral others were badly injured.
At Flat Rock, Ind., Wesley Nading, a
grain merchant, shot and killed his wife
and then attempted suicide. No cause
was known for the deed.
In the town of A#ton, I. T., every busi
ness house was destroyed by fire.
The doors of the State Bank of Dav
enport, Neb., were closed because it
could not secure borrowers for its de
The Society of the Army of the Cum
berland in session at Columbus, O.,
elected Gen. W. S. Rosecrans as presi
On the Dyeaf trail in Alaska a land
slide killed 18 persons.
This season the rye crop will be 25*
000,000 bushels—1,000,000 more than
last year and 2,000,000 less than in 1895.
A mob of 800 men at Hawesville, Ky.,
lynched Raymond Bushrod, a negro,
accused of assaulting 14-year-old Mag
At Whiteside, Mich., Victor Ander
son, a well-to-do farmer, killed his aged
mother and himself. No cause for the
deed was known.
At Vincent, la., Mons Minson fatally
shot two brothers named Petefs6n3&
cause they objected to his
their sister-in-law, and then killed him
In southern Kansas a strange disease
is doing great damage to hogs and they
are dying by the hundreds.
As equalized the valuation of the
state of Michigan is $1,105,100,000*
In Chicago five acres of buildings
comprising the works of the Chicago
Bridge and Iron company were burned
,4 ^-:Tfi !~57 N.»..|K,.AI-
Among gold seekers on the Skagusy
and Dyea trails in Alaska terrible suf
fering was reported because of the set
ting in of winter.
At Morrison, O. T., Peter Praxton and
John Rantfbo killed each other in a po
litical quarrels 0-r%::
Fire destroyed the Musee theater in
Toronto, Ont., and in the panic that
ensued one person was killed and many
others were injured.
An announcement thai" Mrs. Lilly
Langtry, the actress, will marry I\rince
Esterhazy is confirmed.
The Colombian government has sus
pended the export duty on coffee.
While lying off the town of Ufa,
Russia, tfbe steamer Admiral Gervais,
with 200 passengers, took fire and many
persons jumped overboard and were
A resolution was adopted at large
meeting in .Athens calling .upon King
George and the cabinet to renew the
war with Turkey rather than acceptthe
terms of peace offered by the confer
In a silver mine 1& miles from El
Paso, Tex., in Mexico, a eave in killed 17
There was said to be a fair prospect
that Spain would accept the good of
fices of the United States as to Cuba.
It is said that the sultan of Turkey
will address the powers shortly on the
subject of Great Britain's evacuation of
Gen. Weyler cabled a request to the
government in Madrid to send 113 ad
ditional administrative officials to
From' the Michipicoten region on
Like Superior reports of rich gold findls
continue to come.
The Marquis of Salisbury has' not
withdrawn from the Bering sea con
ference, but has simply objected to the
presence of .Russia and Japan. Ne
gotiations on the subject are proceed*
ding. Great Britain is willing to take
part in the conferenoe and is endeavor
ing to secure the acquiescence bf Can
Charles Bass made a murderous as
sault upon Mrs. Walter Owens, at her
home in Minneapolis, with a large cali
bre revolver, causflbg a dangerous
wound. Bass wajs infatuated with Mrs.
Owens, but she resented his attentions.
Both are colored.
A locomotive just out of the shops
exploded at Georgetown, Pa., killing
E. B. Mitchell instantly. Fireman
Crawley was badly scalded. The boiler
was blown 150 feet and alighted on a
An unknown man was hanged along
the Alaska trail to the gold mines for
stealing a pair of socks.
B. F. Lamar, a member of the Okla
homa legislature, was found dead in
front of the Gaiety theater in St. Louis.
The united democracy of .New York
has nominated Henry George for
mayor of Greater New York.
Mrs. A. M. Paul has been anpointed
to take charge of the down town street
cleaning and garbage forces of Chicago.
Two Americans, Harry TuHerton
and Prof. D. J. Holmes, of Meadville,
Pa., wfere captured by Swiss bandits,
who demand a ransom for their ra
A row occurred, in a Polish boarding
house at Girardville, Pa., which in
volved 75 or 80 men. When quiet was
restored, 36 were found to have been
wotinded, nine of them fatally.
Ex-Secretary of the Navy John M.
Robeson died at Trenton, N. J.
Minneapolis® Sept. 27.
Wheat—No'. 1 northern, new, 89 to
89%c No. 2 northern 85% to 86 De
Corn—No. 3 26c.
Oate—No. 3 white, 20 to 20%c.
Cattle—Steers, $8.20 to 3.75 cows,
Hogs--$3.80 to 4.00.
Sheep—Muttons, 93.10 to 4.50 lambs.
Butter—Crean^ei^, extras, 20 to 20%c
creamery, first*, 18 & 19c dairy, fancy,
17 to 18c dairy, choice, 14 to 15c.
Poultry—Turkeys, 7 to 8c SDring
chickens, 7 to 8c.
MINOR NtWS 11
A cross of Scotch granite 12 feet high
has been ordered over the grave of
Harriet Beecher Stowe at Andover,
The park commissioners of Roches
ter, N. Y., will place a statue, of Fred
erick ©ougtess in one of the parks'of
There are 49 Washingtonsin the Kan
sas City directory, and 43 of them are
colored persons. Ten bear the name of
the immortal George.
Cardinal Gibbons has given his ap
proval to the movement for the es
tablishment of a Catholic university for
women in Washington.
A German aripy lieutenant, Baron
Max von Schrader, poisoned himself at
Ostend after losing 2,000,000 francs at
the gamibliing tables there.
Wiithin the last two weeks notices of
intention to construct 3,000 miles of
new railways have been fifed with the
territorial secretary of Arizona.
Lord Farrar predicts that the ulti
mate solution of the question of bi
metallism and the Indian mint will be
the adoption of the gold standard for
For the first time in the history of the
English colonial 'courts a woman has
been admitted to the bar, in the person
of a young Jewess, Miss Ethel Ben
This season, for the first time in 30
years, Rosa' Boribeur exhibited some of
her pictures in Paris. She lives in great
seclusion all the year round near Fon
The women of the Presbyterian
church last year paid into the treasury
of the foreign board $229,114.93, which
is $28,535.09 more than was paid by
Ex-President Guzman Blanco, of Ven
ezuela, is said to be the richest man in
the world, owning 6,000,000 square-miles
of land and 2,600,000 virtual slaves, oiiftk
enjoydng an- annual income of $37,000,
J, SSii^onfrVho biis beSpp^iit
e^:.United.States minister to Ecuador,
lives in Phoenix, iA. T. He is a lawyer
by profession and was the first attor
ney-general of Colorado after that state
was admitted into the union.
Mrs. Lucio 0. Case, the female mem
ber df the-Topeka bar and the only Kan
sas women in the. active practice of law,
has announced her candidacy for as
sociate justice of the supreme court on
Spanish Version of Programme of
the United States.
Intimate That. O'nr Policy Doe* Not
Contemplate War If the Offer
of Mediation In Cuban
Trouble's I* Rejected.
Madrid, Septi 27.—The ari'ival of
United. States Minister Woodford from
San Sebastian^ has made a sensation
The programme of the United States
has been ascertained. This does not
contemplate a declaration of war if
Spain rejects mediation, but, accord
ing to report, an "ostentatious" procla
mation to the world of disapproval of
the Cuban regime by suspending diplo
matic relations by withdrawing the
United States minister.
Gen. Woodford has declined to be in
terviewed on the subject further than
to say that his conference with the
duke of Tetuan, the foreign minister,
was of the most satisfactory character.
The unexpected bitterness of the press
and of public opinion has painfully im
pressed him, but he hopes this will soon
be allayed, as he believes his mission
favorable to Spanish interests and can
not comprehend that Spain could reject
mediation designed to end an impover
ishing War. He has not named a time
at which the war must be terminated,
but he hopesi as the result of his ten
ders, that it will be ended quickly. He
helieves the -war is. inflicting incalcu
lable loss .upon the United States and
that it is impossible to prevent the or
ganization of filibustering expeditions.
Unusual measures were taken to pro
tect Minister Woodford on his journey
from San Sebastian to this city, but the
trip was quite" uneventful. A party of
gendarmes commanded by a sublieuten
ant guarded the Southern express, on
which he was a passenger. Secret po
lice were posted at the station and the
prefect of police was in waiting to es
cort him to his hotel. The drive through
the streets was marked by no special in
cident, though several people saluted
him, receiving a bow in return.
Sqme comment has been caused by
the fact that Minister Woodford's fam
ily has not accompanied him, but re
mains behind the French frontier. Min
ister Woodford explains that his p^rty
is a large one, requiring a commodious
home, and prefers spending a pleasant
October at Biarritz until a suitable res
idence can. b^. secured here. The lega
tion cannot USfM$ a residence. Gen.
Woodford has alteady engaged a box
at the Roysil opera house" and has pur
Paris, Sept 27. The Gaulois Satur
day says it learns that during the re
cent visit of. Emperpr William to Buda
Pesth, Emperor Francis Joseph and the
German emperpr discussed the"interfer
ence" of the United States in the affairs
of Spain, the Austrian emperor point
ing out the serious embarrassments
which this "interference" had caused
the queen regent and the government
The Gaulois adds: "Probably Ger
many and Austria will do all in their
power to prevent the situation becom
ing embittered, although unwilling to
interpose too directly. Similar views
are said to have been exchanged be
tween France and Russia .so, if the oc
casion arises, the European poweirig,
while respecting the feeling of inde-.
pendence of both countries, will find
themselves in agreement in insisting
that a policy of conciliation and peace
I*endn, Sept 27.—A dispatch to the
Standard from,Madrid says: The ru
mor of Austrian mediation between
Spain and the United States in the event
of hostilities, has created surprise min
gled with much incredulity. Spaniards
fail to see what Austria could do unless
seconded by naval powers or at least by
the combined pacific action of several
Washington, Sept. 27.—Spain may ac
cept the good offices of the United States
as to Cuba after all. A member of the
administration, who is known to have
been in conference with officials of the
Spanish legation here, said Sunday
night there was now at least a fair pros
pect that Spain would accept our tender
of help. At the time Minister Wood
ford was sent to Madrid it was believed
by the state department that Spain
would reject our offer. Now the pre
vailing belief is that Spain will accept,
if not fully, at least, sufficiently to af
ford a basis for future negotiations.
If the impression nOw current in ad
ministration circles provfes to be well
founded Spain will accept our tender,
but with the distinct reservation that
the sovereignity of Spain and Cuba is
not to be disturbed or modified in the
slightest. In other words, Spain will be
willing to discuss the matter, and to
listen to any suggestions which the
United States may make, but will not
surrender any of her authority in Cuba.
Men who are in close touch with the
Spanish legation here expect to see the
negotiations between Spain and the
United States about Cuba going on for
a year or more before any conclusion is
Want the War Renewed.
Athens, Sept. 27.—A large meeting
was held Sunday afternoon in Concord
square, where a resolution was adopted
calling upon King George and the cabi
net to renew the war with Turkey rath
er than accept the terms. of peace of
fered by the peace conference.
Arratcncd for Murder!
Belle ^laiqe, Ia„ Sept. 27.—Frank A.
Novak* was formally arraigned in court
Saturday morning before Judge Cas
well, charged with murdering Edward
Murray. Through the reading of the
indictment Novak remained standing,
.cool and calm, and in pleading to the
charge, in clear and .distinct words, re
Bombay, Sept. 27.—Recent advices
.from the scene of the wreck of the
bridge of the Bangalore-Mysore rail
road, near Maddur, indicates that 150
persons were killed and 14 injured.
Held on a Charge of Murder.
Milwaukee, Sept. 27.—Leo N. iTroeh
lich, son of a South side sa'Ioon keeper,
who engaged in a fight with Nels God
friedson last'Monday night in which the
latter received injuries from which he
died, was on Saturday arraigned on a
charge of murder. The hearing was
continued until September 29 and bail
fixed at $10,000.
Fell ISO Feet.
'•Paris, HI., Sept 27.—-At 1,he Garvin
Bros.' coal mine Jam$s Garvin, one of
the- partners, made a misstep and fell
130 feet to the.
was killed. V/
ttOm of the shaft and last, has
A BRUTE LYNCHED.
Hanfced by a Mob at Hawesville, Ky.,
After a Revolting Confession.
Hawesville, Ky., Sept. 27.—At five a.
m. Sunday, in the presence of SCO in
furiated people, Raymond Bushrod, a
negro, was lynched as a penalty for a
hellish assault upon the person of 14-'
year-old Maggie Roberts on Saturday.
He was hanged from a limb of a tree in
the courthouse yard. Bushrod was f^bm
Rockport, Ind., and had just servea a
term in the county jail for theft. Sat
urday afternoon near Petri, three miles',
from this place, he met the little Rob
erts girl, and after outraging her beat
and bruised her with an iron coupling
pin and left her on the railroad grade
The news of the revolting outrage
spread and searching paities were sent
in every direction. He vas captured
in hiding under the waiting station at
Falcon, a mining town four miles be
low the scene of the crime. Bushrod
fell in with a fortunate crowd of four
who brought him quietly to Hawesville
and surrendered him to the jailer while
the town was deserted searching for
him. In the meantime the officers got
wind of a mob and he was secretly
guarded in the graveyard on the hill
until morning, when he was again
locked up. But the people had been de
termined all day. Early they came,
afoot, on horseback, in wagons and in
trains. They were impatient for dark
ness to cover the ground. It was ru
mored that militia would arrive at 4:40
from Owensboro for his protection
The angry crowd would not stand this
and they placed "trusty sentinels on the
hill overlooking to give a sign if the
train bore such protection. They failed
to come, but at this time the officers
thought it opportune to play a ruse,
and the mob, now already furious, were
led to believe that he had escaped from
behind and a hot pursuit followed.
The trail was followed only a square
when the broad, open attempt to spirit
Bushrod over the hills and out of town
was discovered. A few well-chosen
guards, however, stayed at the jail, and
as he was brought out the mob formed
in front and the officers were made to
yield. The excitement at this time was
intense. At five o'clock the march to
the court square, but a few steps away,
was begun. Halting in front of a great,
shady poplar, with limbs and twigs
overhanging the most public street in
town, a selection was made. Some de
lay was caused for want of a rope, but
directly a bran new half inch plow line
was furnished and everything was in
readiness for the first lynching in Han
In the meantime Bushrod was given
an opportunity for confession and
prayer. His confession was complete.
He stated that he was guilty and this
was the third offense, one successful ef
fort having been made upon his 60
year-old aunt. After offering up his
last supplication, a long and fervent
prayer on bended knee, the signal to
haul away was given, and, with pin
ioned arms behind and legs beneath, he
was dangled between brick and tree.
The applause as he went up was deaf
ening,. It only showed the determina
tion of the people. In about four min
utes he was pronounced dead, and Cor
oner Mitchell, viewing the body, cut
it down and summoned a jury, whose
verdict was that Bushrod came to his
death at the! hands of unknown parties,
After a great deal of idle curiosity
was gratified the crowd and mob quiet
ly dispersed, and there are not
three men in Hancock county that are
ready to say that a wrong has been
done. No action by the authorities
against-any member of the mobJs like
ly. During the entire time of the lynch
ing not less than 200 women were on
the hill and hillside overlooking the
public square, and when his dangling
form went up cheers upon top of cheers
from them rent the air. In fact, the
women gave a double reassurance to
the ones engaged that the proper pun
ishment was being meted out.
MADE A QUICK PASSAGE
New Steamship Breaks the Record
from. Southampton to New York.
New York, Sept. 27.—The steamer
Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, the latest
acquisition to the large fleet of the
North German Lloyd Steamship com
pany, arrived Sunday night at quaran
tine at ten o'clock on her maiden voy
age, making the passage from South
ampton to New York in 5 days, 22 hours
and 45 minutes, the fastest voyage on
record. The Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse
is 648 feet long, 6G feet beam and 43
feet Beep and of 14,000 tons burden and
30,000 horse power. On this voyage with
a steam pressure of j8Q pounds and 77
revolutions of her screws she developed
a speed of 22 knots. She was built at
Stettin, Germany, by the Vulcan Ship
and Engine Ship Building company.
She is schooner rigged, has four funnels
and twin screws. Her engines are of
the triple expansion pattern. On a con
sumption of 500 tons of coal per day'
she developed a speed of 22 knots per
hour. She is commanded by Capt. H.
Warn AMlatant Korty-JTour lean.
Washington, Sept. 27.—Among the
fourth-class postmasters appointed
Saturday was R. G. Wallace, who was
named SOT the office at Hammondsville,
O., to succeed his father, who recently
died after serving the post office depart
ment for 68 years. Saturday's appointee
had been his father's assistant'trir'Nk
years prior to the latter'* death.
Traced? la Pennsylvania.
Shamokin, Pa., Sept. 27.—The bodies
of Arthur W. May, aged 24 years, and
Miss Cora Kaseman, aged 18 years, both
of Shamokin, were found lying side by
side Id the blacksmith-shop of Josepb
Sminlc Saturday morning. May had
shot his sweetheart and then blown out
bis own brains. The parents of the
young woman objected tb h^rmarriage
with May and this caused the tragedy.
Weyler Wants Help.
Madrid, Sept. 27.—Capt. Gen. Weyler
has cabled a request to the government
to send 113 additional administrative
officials to Cuba.
Matricide and Suicide.
Manistique, Mich., Sept. 27.—At
Whiteside, a small hamlet 12 miles east
of here, Victor Anderson shot and
killed his aged mother and himself at
noon Saturday. Anderson was a well
to-do farmer and unmarried. For two
years he was supervisor of Doyle town
ship. The cause of the matricide^and
suicide is unknown.
Bunker Hill, 111 Sept 27.—Capt. Fi-Yv
Hedley, whosshot and killed John
Richards, mayor of this places 2juie l2
MARY SIEMERING'S STORY.
The Girl Gives Strong Evidence
Chicago, Sept. 27.—The strongest wit
ness for the defense who has appeared
:n the Luetgert trial was on the stand
Saturday. The witness was Mary Siem
ering, the domestic in the Luetgert
household, for love of whom it is
charged by the state that the prisoner
.murdered his wife. There was no mis
taking the feeling of the girl toward
Luetgert. She was there to do him all
the gjbod in her power, and she stood by
him stoutly. She bad made statements
before the grand jury and to th4 state's
attorney before the trial began, and
when her assertions on the stand Sat
urday differed from the statements she
is said to have made at that time she
had not the slightest hesitation in re
pudiating anything she might have said
when not under oath.
The state's attorney subjected her to
a rigid cross-examination, and although
be succeeded at times in confusing her
she, was game and full of nerve to the
last. She contradicted herself several
times, but was quick to catch herself,
and the last statement that she made
in any part of her testimony was al
ways in favor of the prisoner.' She de
nied fn a most positive manner that she
had been the disturbing element be
tween Luetgert and his wife, and said
that neither by night or by day, alone
or in company, had she ever visited
Luetgert in his factory or elsewhere in
an improper manner. She insisted that
the prisoner had always been good to
his wife, and that in her opinion the lat
ter was out of her mind, andvhad been
so for Some time prior to her disappear
ance. :Her cross-examination was not
concluded Saturday and. will be taken
up again to-day.
The cross-examination during the aft
ernoon and up to the moment of ad
journment did not break her down She
clung to the more important elements
of her story, Contradicting herself-upon
many points of little material valtft.
State's Attorney Deneen, whose mode
of cross-examination- is of the electrical
order, remarked thrft she passed
through the ordeal well. "She is a re
markably self-possessed.young woman
for a person in her station in life," said
the state's attorney. -''But we are not
through with her yet."
The witness was somewhat bitter in
her narrative of her alleged experience
with the police., While under arrest she
said she was insulted and threatened
by policemen, who informed her tjiat
they knew she and Luetgert had b^en
guilty of wrong-doing, and that to save
herself^she had better desert "the
Dutchman," as they called Luetgert,
and testify against him.
•JEALOUS HUSBAND'S CRIME.
Cold-Blooded Murder ut the Little
Vlllaare of Osrleaby, 111.
La" Salle, 111., Sept. 27.—At the little
village of Oglesby, a suburb of this city,
Andrew Rfejla was murdered Saturday
afternoon by Charles Gideon, a Belgian
coal miner. Rolla was an Italian em
ployed as a blacksmith Jby the Oglesby
Coal company and was at work in his
hind. hU&fLuA shot him in the back. The
blacksmith staggered a few paces and
then, fell dead without uttering a word.
Several men were near by, but in the ex
citement Gideon made his escape. The
fa Salle police were .notified and a
searching party at once organized. Aft
er a long hunt the murderer was cap
tured in a corn, field about ttvo miles
from where the shooting occurred, but
only after a hard fight, in which several
shfcts Nvere fired, none taking effect,
however. "The crime seems to have been
the outcome of a fit of jealousy, Gidfedh
claiming that .-Rolla had been familiar
with his wife. When arrested Gideon
asked: "Is Rolla dead?" Being told
that he was he experessed satisfaction.
PROGRESS OF THE FEVER.
A" Total of 17 Death* Have Occurred
In .New Orleans.
New Orleans, Sept. 27.—The board of
health of the state of Louisiana offi
cially reports the status of affairs in
New Orleans as regards yellow fever as
follows: During the 27 hours ending
Sunday, September 26, at nine p. m.
there were: Cases of yellow fever, 17
deaths, 0 total cases to date, 138 to
tal deaths from yellow fever to date,
17. Sunday was the quietest for a
week in New Orleans, and the fever sit
uation, in spite of the appearance of
a rather large number of new cases,
may be said to have shown much im
There have been no new cases at
Ocean Springs. Reports from the de
tention camp say that about ten refu
gees from New Orleans have arrived
there and 18 from Biloxi.
At Edwards, Miss., on Sunday there
was one death and 23 new cases. Total
cases to date, 176 total deaths* 7.
At Mobile, Aia., on Sunday there were
five new cases but no deaths.
Killed a Brutal Husband.:'
Paragould, Ark., Sept. 27.—AtBertig,
a little station on the Paragould South
eastern railroad mne miles east of this
place, Wi R. Worthy shot1 and almost
instantly killed A. C. Hopkins. Hop
kins and his wife recently separated.
He-returned Sunday afternoon and as
saulted 'his wife with- a knife. Worthy
interfered to save the woman's life, and,
drawing a pistol, shot Hopkins as he
jva? ftbout tp plunge.the knife|nto his
wife% body,. Worthy surrendered and
is in jail at. Paragould.
Fatal, to Swine.
Independence, la., Sept 27. A
strange disease is doing great damage
to hogs in southern Kansas. They are
dying by the hundreds.? Whole droves
almost ready ^or^ihark4t haye been atr
tacked by this'disease, and all have died
in a few days. Stock raisers and farm
ers: have suffered heavily. Some think
it is hogi etibtera, jwhile others claim
it is swine fever, which is similar to
Texas fever in cattle.
Valuation of Mlchlgran.
Lansing, Mich., Sept. 27.—The equal
ized valuation of the state of Michigan
Will Beat All Records.
Cleveland, O., Sept. 27.—From talks
with iron ore dealers it is learned that
the movement qf ore from the upper
lake mines this year^iyiU beat all rec
ords. it is n«|W .eirti^ted t$at atfeaSt
13,000,000 tons will be marketed this
season, and next spring is likely to find
aU the docks clear. That would be un
precedented. Last year the stocks in
the spring amounted to 3,000,000 tons,
Bancroft,^*he Maarleian, ,Dtea.
the well-knbwn magician, died'at the
Riverside inltmiary bfck-fcSundav morn
ing of typhmd fevey.
Comlnar of Winter Forces Many to
Abisndon Dyed and Skajfuay.
Tacoma, Wash., Sept. 27.—There is
terrible suffering on the Skaguay and
Dyea trails in consequence of winter's
setting in. The rainstorm that pre
vailed there last week was extremely
Severe upon the gold seekers, who were
scattered, along the way. The storms
have destroyed their provisions and
many are. left with scarcely enough dry
food for another jneal and without
money to return home. Passengers
who arrived on the City of Seattle Sat
urday morning estimate that there are
from 600 to 1,000 men on the two trails
who have not the means to purchase
tickets back to Puget sound. Their
statements are corroborated by letters
received by the same steamer. A small
number of these men may find work at
Skaguay, but for the great majority
there will be nothing to do for months.
Many of them are poorly equipped to
stand the weather even now prevailing,
which ranges from constant rain on the
coast to ice and snow on the summit.
Skaguay river is a raging stream no
longer fordable, and wherever there is
any soil the mud is now knee-deep.
Men who returned to Skaguay just be
fore the storm found many of their fel
lows who broke down and wept as they
related the story of their misfortunes.
An immense quantity of provisions has
been destroyed by the storms. The men
who arrived say that flour, bacon,
beans, apples and dried fruits_.may
be seen scattered along both trails be
tween the coast and the summit. Two
men from California worked hard pack
ing their outfits over, but at the end of
six weeks they gave up on the summit.
The rain has already destroyed part of
SLAIN BY BARRIOS.
Aparlelo Killed by Order of
MAIL TRAIN HELD UP.
Robbery on the Northern Pacific Near
Fargo, N. D., Sept. 27.—About one
o'clock Sunday morning the west
bound coast train on the Northern Pa
cific was held up three miles east of
.Moorhead,.Minn. -Three masked men,,
who had been riding on the blind bag
gage, crawled over the tender and com
pelled the engineer to stop the train,
while two others bro\ight the conductor
and brakeman out at the same time.
The engine and mail car were cut off
and run up the track a short distance,
where the registered packages in the
latter were looted and the train crew
robbed of their ready cash.
The robbers evidently made a mis
take and did not take the expres's car,
as intended, and their haul was prob
ably not large. They had 20 pounds of
dynamite and there must have been
eight or ten men implicated, as passen
gers who attempted an investigation
were hustled back in the coaches at
the pistol's point, though none was
robbed. Posses have been scouring the
country and eight arrests have been
made, though no criminating evidence
has been found on the prisoners.
SEVENTEEN ARE KILLED.
Men Employed In a Mexican Mine
Crushed by a Cave-In.
El Paso, Tex., Sept. 27.—News has
been received here that the San Pedro
mine in the Corralitos group, 12 miles
from this city, in Mexico, caved in Sat
urday, killing 17 men who were at work
in the mine at the time. The unfortun
ates were buried alive under 30 feet of
rock and dirt. The San Pedro is one of
the oldest mines in the group and rich
with silver. It is the property of the
wealthy Corralitos company, the prin
cipal stockholders of which reside in
Rapid Growth of London.
London, Sept. 27.—The growth of
London is astounding. The latest re
turns on the subject show that over
1,200 houses are erected monthly:
metropolis. Between the months of
August* ,1896,' and August,.
houses were built.
FOR THE HOUSEKEEPERS
When ink is spilled upon linen, try
dipping the damaged material in pure
melted tallow. The hot tallow seems
to absorb the ink, and, after washing*
the stain will be found to have disap
When the fingers are stained in peel
ing fruits, preparing green walnnts, or
in similar ways, dip them in strong teav
rubbing them well with a nail brush,
and afterward wash them in warm wa
ter and the stains will disappear.
VTo defend one's self from -the dust
and cinders from the open car Window
just in front- of a railway passenger,
take a newspaper, fold it in rough
plaits, and fasten it fanwise to the back
of the forward seat. The newspaper re
ceives the cinders, and the victim be
hind is relieved.,
The best pie plates are those of tin
with straight sides about an ineh high,
so there is no danger of the contents of
the pie running over. Porcelain lined
pie plates do not bake so well on the
bottom- as those of tin. The old-fash
ioned pie plate of yellow stoneware is
a mistake. It -is responsible for the sod
den under crusts of old time pies. W&*
Francisco, Sept. 27.—The fol
lowing dispatch was received here
Saturday: "Labertad,San Salvador. Sept.
24.—Barrios ordered the shooting of
Juan Aparacio in the -city of Que
saltenago on the day that the
revolutionists took San Marons. A
^telegram received Saturday by one of
the leading merchants of this city gives
the news that Morales and his 12,000 to
15,000 victorious troops are in Antfgue."
Juan Aparacio was the most promin
ent exporter and importer in Central
America, whose house is represented in
London, Paris and New York. This
news was confirmed by a dispatch re
ceived from Aparacio's business house
in New York. Members of-the.Central
American colony in this city say that if
Barrios is bold enough to cause the
murder of so eminent a man as Aparacio
he will not hesitate to carry out whole
sale slaughter among the people who
No cause is asstgned in the news re
ceived here for the killing of Aparacio.
but there is every reason to believe that
he was shot because he refused to give
moral and finanical aid to Barrios.
The greatest consternation prevailed
in the Central American colony in this
city when the news of Aparicio's death
was received here. Owing to the great
prominence and wealth of the victim
it seemed hardly creditable that Bar
rios would go to the extremity of put
ting him to death.