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H. Hiwuf, Pibliikw
Science now claim* to tell the age ol
fish by their scales. No scientist, how
ever, has yet discovered a method by
which to tell, the age of a fish story.
It will be shown by the United
6tates census that folly 1,000,000 mar
ried women are employed in the fac
tories of the country. It is rather a
sad commentary upon the married men
of the land.
A sanitary Testament for use in the
administration of oaths has been put
on the market. It is bound with white
celluloid instead of leather, sind it can
therefore be washed and disinfected
from time to time.
Political buttons cannot be worn in
Canada during the heat of a cam
paign. This is due to a clause in the
dominion franchise act which says
that no person shall exhibit any sign
of his political faith after the official
nominations are made.
The plan of a town in Missouri for
portable schools to keep up with the
shifting population never will appeal
to the small boy. From his point of
view it is bad enough to have to go to
the school without having the school
come tagging around after him.
One of the most frequent uses to
which the telephone is put by French
country subscribers is that of an
alarm to wake them in the morning.
Those who wish to. be aroused at a
given hour have only to advise the
telephone administration the night be
fore of the hour at which they wish
to be rung up.
Thanksgiving day originated in 1621,
when Oov. Bradford, of the Plymouth
colony, appointed a day for public
praise and prayer after the first har
vest. The practice was taken up by
the other colonies and during the revo
lution was introduced in a number of
the middle states, since then extending
to all states and being
tional holiday since 1863.
It is believed by the engineers who
are repairing the Galveston-Mexico
cable, which was broken by the Gal
veston hurricane, that the storm was
accompanied by a submarine eruption.
The evidence of this eruption is found
in the twisted condition of the cable.
The sheathing is found to have been re
versed and the wires binding it to the
core turned the wrong way.
Just previous to the recent election
a Tennessee editor ventured on a fore
cast of coming events and invited his
readers to watch the result and see how
far he missed. In his latest issue he
manfully owned up as follows: "We
are now able to state we missfed it by
exactly the space between the Atlantic
and' Pacific oceans east and west- and
from the great lakes to the Gulf of
Mexico north and south."
The recent loss of the cruiser Yose
mite during the typhoon at Guam was
fortunately not attended with heavy
loss of life. It means one ship less, and
a very efficient ship she was, ever
though she was nothing more than a
merchant steamer converted into an
auxiliary cruiser. Oriental waters seem
to be extraordinarily dangerous to
American ships. First the Charleston
was wrecked, then the Oregon narrow
ly escaped destruction, and now the
Yosemite is a total loss.
A two-story street is now being
planned for crowded London. It is pro
posed to have an elevated iron sidewalk
directly above the ordinary walk, and
at street corners light steel bridges will
provide passageways from one side to
another, while at every other street
corner there will be stairways, and the
shops along the street can have show
windows and entrance* on the second
floor as well as the first. The idea is
credited to Charles Dickens, who sug
gested such a plan as far back as 1864.
Great Britain and Ireland, with a
population of 40,000,000, cast only 4,316,
703 votes at the recent parliamentary
election. As compared with the vote
of some 15,000,000 in this country this
would seem to indicate an apathetic
feeling, but in reality it was not so
much apathy as the very conservative
suffrage laws that kept the vote down.
The ruling classes in England have not
yet reached the point where they will
fully trust the common people to par
ticipate in the government.
The census shows some queer things
about Texas. For instance, Bailey
county has but four residents, Cdckran
has 25, Andrews 37, Lynn 17, Dawson
36. Twenty-five others have less than
500. Some counties have no running
stream within their borders, some are
hundreds of miles from a railroad and
others are almost wholly inhabited by
prairie dogs, jackrabbits and rattle
snakes. Tom Green county, the largest
in the state, has 45,000 square miles,
which is larger than the whole state of
Ohio, and has but 6,804 inhabitants.
Whether Mr. Kruger's reception in
France has any political significance
and results or not, it furnishes a pic
turesque page in history. It is a re
markable experience for an old man
who has spent most of his life in trek
kinjj and fighting savages in South Af
rica to find himself suddenly lionised
by one of the greatest nations and most
cultured peoples in the world. Of
rse the animus of the whole busi
b, as far as. the French are con
----»ed, is plain enough, but that does
not lessen the contrast between Oom
Paul's former occupations and his pres
They have woman suffrage out In
Wyoming, and one recent candidate has
learned that to his cost. A bad "break"
caused his defeat, fie is John Thomp
son, and he ran for representative in
•congress. In\ an evil hour he made a
public statement that the woman vote
was the easiest to get, the 'easiest to
keep and the easiest to manipulate.
These words ran like wildfire, among'
the women voters of the state, and so
exasperated them that they" turned
cut .en masse on election day and cast
h«ir ballots against Thompson and be
lb Important Hwadap «f a
Week Briefly ToU.
Of AtL PABTS
All the News of Interest from
WMfaingtavRrom the But, the
West and the South.
THE LATEST FOREIGN DISPATCHES
A bill providing for a bridge across
the Mississippi at Dubuque, la., was
passed in the United States senate on
the 6th. The rest of the time was de
voted to consideration of the Hay
Pauncefote treaty in executive session.
In thehouse the army reorganization
bill was passed by a vote of 166 to 133,
with an amendment prohibiting the
After an executive session, in which
no business of importance was trans
acted, the United States senate on the
7th adjourned to the 10th. In the
house the Grout bill, intended to pre
vent the sale of 'butterine for butter,
was passed. The war revenue bill
and a measure authorizing the ap
poinment of Mr. Boutelle, of Maine,
as a captain on the retired list of the
navy upon his resignation from Con
gress were favorably reported.
The United States senate was not in
session on the 8th. In the house a bill
was introduced to provide habitations
and employment for the homeless poor.
The day was devoted to paying tribute
to the memory of the late Representa
tive Alfred C. Harmer, of Pennsylvania.
During the past year the total re
ceipts from all sources of postal rev
enue amounted to $102,354,579 and the
expenditures reached $107,740,267.
In the last fiscal year 448,572 immi
grants arrived in this country, an in
crease of 136,857 over the previous
The postmaster general in his annual
report says that during the fiscal year
the total receipts from all sources ag
gregated $102,354,579 total expendi
tures, $107,740,268, leaving a deficit of
Mary L. McLean, mother of John R.
McLean, of the Cincinnati Enquirer,
and of Mrs. Dewey, wife of Admiral
Dewey, died at her residence in Wash
ington, aged 72 years*
The exports from the United States
to Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philip
pines, Hawaiian and Samoan is*and3
will aggregate $50,000,000 this year,
against $41,000,000 in 1899.
At the leading clearing houses in
the United States the exchanges dur
ing the week ended on the 7th ag
gregated $2,253,620,544, against $1,782,
744,333 the previous week. The in
crease compared with the correspond
ing week of 1899 was 15.3.
In the United States there were 287
business failures in the seven days
ended on the 7th, against 184 the week
previous and 221 the corresponding
period of 1899.
The Harvard men won the annual
debate with Yale at Cambridge, Mass.
H. J. Hayden, second vice pres
ident of the New York Central road,
was killed by a fall from his residence
in New York.
The barge Charles Foster foundered
off Erie, Pa., and'the crew of eight per
In New York John McAuliffe, a well
known artist, aged 70 years, was killed
accidentally by falling from a window
of his residence.
James Parker, of Ellisdale, N. J.,
was found to be innocent and released
after serving seven years of a 13-year a'
sentence in the penitentiary in Phila
The death of George Knight, aged 83,
whose prison service of 43 years is a
record unequaled, occurred at the state
prison at Thomaston, Me.
WEST AND SOUTH.
A packing firm in New York paid
$2,145, or $1.50 a pound, for a steer at
the fat stock show.in Chicago.
A mob lynched Dan Long, a negro,
near Ivanhoe, Va., for criminally as
saulting Mrs. Fisher.
A row and a split in the organiza
tion ended the Ohio Federation of
A bill was passed by the Alabama
legislature calling for a constitutional
convention to restrict the negro vote.
In the past season 110 persons lost
their lives on the great lakes, against
100 in 1899.
At Pontiac, Mich., J. J. Axtell, ex
parson, barber and pugilist, was
knocked out in 43 seconds by Kid
O'Hara, of Detroit.
The death of John Lawrence Manning
Irby, formerly United States senator,
occurred at his home in Laurens, S. C.
At .the Morgan Park (111.) academy
students celebrated a victory at foot
ball by burning a building.
A skeleton of a woman chained to a
rock on the edge of Great Salt Lake
gave a clew to a tragedy 50 years ago.
The oldest mason in the world, Adna
Adams Treat, died at Denver, Col., aged
103 years and 8 months.
In Canton, O., the Saxton block,
owneB by Mrs. M. C. Barber, sister of
Mrs. McKinley, was destroyed by fire,
the loss being $300,000.
At the age of 91 years William N.
Jacksonj the oldest man in active rail
road service in the! United States, died
About 2,000 telegraph operators on
the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe rail
road, covering the territory from Chf
cago to San Francisco, went on a
strike, badly crippling the road.
J.. W. Coppinger, former United
States consul to Toronto, died at Al
ton. HI., aged 49 years.
Fire destroyed the main building of
the State Agricultural college at Ames,
la. Loss, about $9Q,000.
On the Nehtco river in Luzon Gen.
Funston attacked and routed 100 Fil
For murdering Miss Annie Griffin,
his sweetheart, George Arthur Pear
son was hanged at Hamilton, 0nt.
ate unable tp ^Ind si Filipino Junta la
Wl km mm.
Consols la/ Tttrkey report dread*
ful condition «t affairs In ArjnenUi,
and state vast hundreds 6f Armenians
are dally being killed, '$
Warships Iowa and Philadelphia
hive, been orde*e| from San Diego,
Cal.» to South America on a mys
terious mission, with Admiral Ksutz
In a speech at Durban Lord 96b
erts indicated th^ beginning of a eon-'
dilatory policy by Great Britain to
ward the Boers.
A Chinese reformer says the Chi-,
nese people hate the dowager empress
and blame her for the calamities of
the nation, and that the emperor's
restoration is the.only plan for peace.
In the British parliament Joseph
Chamberlain said that civil rule
would soon be established in the
South African republics, with Sir Al
fred Milner as governor.
Portugal and Holland have quar
reled over the question of the Dutch
consul at Lorenzo Marques and have
recalled their ministers.
Great Britain has not formally noti
fied the powers of its annexation ol
the Transvaial and Orange Free State.
Orders have been given all the for
eign ministers in. Peking except the
British envoy to sign the joint demand
The czar of Russia wrote to Krugeiy
expressing sympathy, but saying that
owing to illness he could not receive
him nor help histcause.
In the states of Jalisco and Guerrero,
Mexico, floods drowned hundreds of
American advance in the Philip
pines is being rapidly made, with but
little actual fighting.
A burglar in a black mask boldly en
tered the office of the Anderson hotel
at Mason City, Io., and compelled the
night plerk to deliver thq cash ih the
money drawer, amounting to 960.
There is no clue.
The Roth hotel at Oconto, Wis., was
destroyed by fire. All who were in
the hotel escaped except Edward Kim
ball, who lost his life through suffo
-Judge Sneed, of the Knox county'
court, decides the anti-cigarette law
passed by the Tennessee legislature
in 189U as unconstitutional and void.
Seth Duncan shot and killed H. T.
Slaughter and E. A. Simonton while
they were drinking at a bar in Madi
At noon the 10th Charles A. Towne
took the oath of allegiance to the
United States as a member of the sen
ate to succeed Cushman K. Davis, de
ceased. He was accompanied to the
presiding officer's desk by Senator
Nelson, the two walking through the
chamber arm in arm.
The transport Hancock arrived at
San Francisco from Manilla via Na
gasaki with a gruesome
cargo. It con
sisted of the bodies of about 1,500 sail
ors and soldiers who either died in
battle or succumbed to the ravages of
disease in the Philippines, China, Gu
am and Honolulu.
Gen. Wood severed the official con
nection of the Havana bar association
with the government in consequence
of the action of the association in
electing to the board of governors five
deposed judges who had been removed
The postoffice at Evanston, Iowa,
together with mail, stamps and fix
tures, was destroyed by fire.
The czar of Russia has refused to in
tervene in Transvaal matters.
A disastrous gas explosion occurred
in the new Union Pacific railroad tun
nel, by which four men lost their lives
and several others were injured.
Gov. Roosevelt has presented the
African-American conference with a
parsonage at Oyster Bay, N. J.
An armed uprising against the ex
isting state' government of Yucatan
took place a few days ago at Solferino.
The rising was quickly quelled, and
the leaders taken to Kofell for trial.
They will probably be shot.
Edward Swanson, a snake charmer,
while giving an exhibition at Ham
mond, Ind., was bitten by a rattle
snake, causing death in.a few hours.
GOSSIP OF EUROPEAN COURTS.
There is a story current in Paris
that. Emperor William twice visited
the Paris exposition incognito.
There is a movement on foot to
bestow on Queen Victoria the addi
tional title of queen of Australia.
During the short period that King
Victor Emmanuel II. has reigned over
Italy he has received a million beg
The queen wrought four scarfs with
her own hands, tov be given to the
four "best all-around men" in the
South African wars.
Emperor William has purchased the
Villa Konig, at Bonn, for 450,000
marks, as a residence for the crown
prince, who will probably enter the
university there next summer.
Physically many of the sovereigns
of Europe would come under the gen
eral classification of "squatty." The
new king of Italy is five feet three
inches.tall, but still he is not the short
est sovereign. The czar of all the
Russia* is only five feet two inches.
The prince of Wales is five feet four
King Victor Emmanuel of Italy has
announced that for the i. future the
palace of Capodimento is to be the
country residence of the Italian royal
family, instead of Monza, which is
now associated with the tragic death
of the late king. Capodimento is
beautifully situated, and is in many
respects superior to Monza.
GOATS NAMED FOR MEN.
The best known of all is the Prince
Albert, named after the present prince
Of .Wales,-and which has been held |n
favor for many years.
A topcoat was named for the earl
of Chesterfield, who died in 1773, end
was the most distinguished courtier
and politician of his time.
The Cardigan warm, close-fitting,
knitted, woolen jacket, or waistcoat,
was named after the earl of Cardigan.
He was born in 1797, and died In 1868,
being a British general.
Lord Raglan, who. lost his right arm
at the battle of Waterloo, and was.
commander in chief of the British
forces In the Crimean wai*,f gave the
name to this
,loose overcoat with eape
sleeves, whieh has been worn more or
The Btoge CharleeFound-
easel pie txjtiwr"
Seven Men and Ol
Erie, Pa., Dec. 10. In
of one of the most bitler gales
that ever swept Lake I rie the
iron ore barge Charles Fostc r*'in tow
of the Iron Duke, went to tli bottom
at four o'clock Sunday mor king ten
miles off Erie, and eight per onS were
drowned, as follows: Ca] it.- John
Bridge, of Cleveland first in ite, name
unkrowni second mate, ame un
known Seamen Robert Wooc and Wil
liam Kelly, of Port Austin, ]|[fch. Cook
Mrs. May, of Detroit two lu^known
deck hands. The Charles Foster was
one of the fleet of James Corrigan, of
Cleveland, and for two months has been
running from Duluth to Erie with iron
ore. Her cargo consisted of j,506 tons
of ore. Capt. Ashley, of the Iron Duke,
made Erie in safety. In an interview he
•The Foster was In tow, about 800 feet
astern. I was up all night, and there were
three meii on watch with me. The seas
were rolling tremendously from the north
west, and the gale carried with it
snowstorm. We made the harbor light all
right. When we turned for the harbor a
sea much heavier than any other experi
enced struck us. I ran to the stern. Just
as I got there the Foster plunged, in an
awful sea and dove down nose first. There
was not a cry from a soul of the :rew of
eight she carried. Just as-she pitched
down I saw a man on her forecastle with a
lantern. The -tow line parted when she
went down. The storm was so heavy that
I could not put about to hunt for anyone.
There would not have been a particle of use
anyhow, because In those tremendous seas
no one could have lived a minute,' even If
the water had not been icy cold. Had there
been a cry for help, I would have turned
and risked my ship, but It was no &se. I had
all I could do to make port In safety myself.
Apparently everything was all right aboard
her until she took that fatal dip. There had
not been a single signal of distress from
her up to that time."
There are 80 to 100. feet of water
where the wreck occurred, and there
is little hope of ever, being able to lo
cate the place. The Foster was valued
at $19,000, but there was no insurance,
as it elapsed December 1. The cargo
was not insured.
The loss of the Foster's crew runs the
number of lives lost on the ldkes this
season up to 118. The previous total of
110 was already the largest for many
THE POSTAL SERVICE.
Interesting Extracts from the Annual
Report -of Postmaster Gen*
Washington. Dec. 10.—Postmaster Gener
al Charles Emory Smith, in his annual re
port. besides discussing domestic and in
sular operations In the last fiscal'year, de
votes particular attention to the abuses of
the second-class mail matter privileges and
extension of rural free delivery. He makes
the following recommendations for legisla
tion: Compulsory separation by publish
ers of second class mall matter amendment
of the interstate commerce law to prohibit
telegraph and express companies or their
employes from aiding or abetting in the
green goodfe or lottery swftidles. or any other
wrongful scheme carried on jointly by mail
and common carriers punishment of per-
sons who forcibly attempt to etiter mail
cars, or who asault a railway mall clerk
while on duty authority for post'office In
spectors to take out search warrants when
ever necessary an appropriation for con
structing Inspectors' lookouts In post of
fices wherever the postmaster general
deems them necessary payment of inci
dental expenses,incurred by local officers
or others In the arrest, detention and keep
ing of prisoners charged with violation of
postal laws until thetTnlted States marshal
takes custody of the prisoners.
During the past fiscal year the total Re
ceipts from all sources aggregated $102,354,
579 total expenditures, $107,740,268. The ex
cess of expenditures over receipts was $S.
386,689. The revenues have now passed the
hundred million: mark. The, deficits have
shrunk from $9,020,066 for the fiscal year
1897-98 to $5,385,6§8 for the last fiscal year, a
decrease of $3,633,217 In three years notwith
standing the large expenditures now made
for Several new features. The estimates
follow: Total postal revenue for 1900,1102,
864,579 add 7% per cent, for estimated
increase year end)ng June 30, 1901, $7,676,593
total estimated revenue for 1901, 8110,031,172.
Add six. per cent, for estimated' increase
fear ending June 30,1902, $6,601,870 Estimated
revenue for 1902, $116,633,042. Estimated ex
penditure for 1908, $121,276,349 deficiency for
1902 estimated, $4,634,307.
The extraordinary extension of rural free
delivery Is characterised as the most far
reachirtg feature of postal development In
recent times. It Is a factor, says the post
master general, In the social and economic
life, and makes communities feel a new
pulsation. "We are confronted," he says,
"with the problem of gradually extending
the delivery service over the whole area of
the country where it is physically1 feasible,
or where the population Is not so feparoe as
to make It unreasonable. The gross annual
cost of maintaining rural free delivery
through such territory Is approximately
estimated at $20,566,600: It can be extended
over practically the whole county at an
annual cost of less than $14,000,000, allowing
for savings for discontinuance of offices
and routes and Increased receipts."
The total estimate for maintaining free
delivery during the ensuing year ls'43,600,
000. The report urges additional postal fa
cilities for New York city, and Indorses the
project for a hall of records in Washington.
Made a Confession.
Grand Rapids, Mich., Dec. 10.—A1
Scharsch, head bookkeeper in- the
Fourth national -bank, a popular-club
man and active in society and military
affairs, confessed that he had appro
priated $2,423 of the bank funds during
the past year and had spent it all. He
was locked up.
Rome, Ga..Dec. 10.—The negro, Bud
Rufus, who,Friday Assaulted and fatal
ly wounded Mrs. Joseph White, the
wife of a farmer^Ifving 12 miles from
Rome, was caught and lynched near
here Saturday morning. Mrs. White's
death is expected hourly.
Lived Over 103 Years.
Denver, Col., Dec. 10.—Adnah Ad
ams Treat died here Sunday, aged 103
years and eight months. He had long
been the oldest living mason, in! point
of age, and the second oldest mason,
in point of time, connected with the
Floods In Bclilnm.
Brussels, Dec. 10.—Owing to recent
heavy rains the River Seine has over-,
flowed the^ suburbs and inundated a
portion of the city. The Rue du Cercle
is under water, The inhabitants are
imprisoned in their/house* and some
stock has been drowned.
A torave Tonne Woman.
Huntington,:, W. Va.* ltec. ift.*-~The
Boweii building at Gu^hdottb Wrned
8fttnrday morning. Mta* Anh& Cook.
aged 16,...ran.info tjitt: bnildii|g and
.carried a. ihreeyeft£olcl ehiid to ft
plice pt safety. but was herself fatal
•folnt Hot* Haa Been Aprreed te hy
the, Powers Bkeeyt
Peking, Dec. 10.—All the foreign en
yoys, except Sir Ernest Mason Satowf
the British minister have received hit
structions ^from their governments
agtetfing to the jc^ni note proposed at
the list meeting. Another meeting will
probably be called for Tuesday. Should
the British minister have received his
Instructions to sign the' joint note by
that time communication will be im
mediately opened with Prince Ching
and W Hung Chang, who are in daily
touch with the court by the Chinese
Washington, Dec, 10.—The nextt im
portant step in the Chinese situation
will be the formal presentation to
the Chinese plenipotentiaries of the
'agreement arrived at between the rep
resentatives of the powers at Peking
for reparation for the Boxer outrages.
•In just what- manner this will be done
Mr Conger has not informed the state
department, although the probability
is that the document will be handed tc
the Chinese by the dean of the diplo
matic corps. As has been stated al
ready, the agreement is simply a state
ment of the terms upon which the
powers will negotiate with China-fox
final settlement, and is laid before the
Chinese officials as a matter of form
The negotia'tions for final, settlement
will come later, after the Chinese have
been given a reasonable opportunity
for .the consideration of the conditions
laid down by the powers. The' complete
agreement deciphered from the code
is now in the hands of the president
Officials decline to make its text public
in advance of the receipt of informa
tion that it has been formally accepted
by the powers, although the advices
which have heretofore come from Mr
Conger leave no doubt that this will be
.the cas». The essential features of th6
agreement already have been outlined
in the press dispatches.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 10.—The Novot
Vremya, in an articlex evidently in
spired, referring to the recent dis
patch from Dr. Morrison, in Peking tc
the London Times saying that all the
credit for securing softened terms is
given by the Chinese to the Russians,
remarks: "The credit for the existing
entente really belongs to America. Eng
land begrudges President McKinley his
just prestige because he has empha
sized America's friendship for Russia.''
The Russian journal regards the alter
ations which America has procured in
the peace preliminaries as of the great
SLIPS BY THE BRITISH*
Gen. De "Wet Succeeds in Extricate
Ins Himself from a Very
Aliwal North, Cape Colony, Friday,
Dec. 7.—Gen. De Wet appears to be
in a most dangerous position and to
need all his strategy to extricate his
force. With strong British columns
on three sides and two swollen rivers
barring his front, the British com
manders begin to be hopeful that the
great -chase by four columns, which
has been one of the most exciting
operations of 'the war, will result in
the capture of De Wet. Definite news
of his whereabouts was first received
December 2. The next mbrning Gen.
Knox started in hot pursuit and
Pilcher's and Herbert's columns were
detached to make a turning move
After three hours' march Gen.
Knox learned that during the night
De Wet had doubled back past the
British right, necessitating a com
plete change of plans. During the
night of December 3 Gen. Knox en
camped on the Carmel farm, the site
of the Boer laager, which evidently
recently and hurriedly moved. Gen.
Knox started again at daylight, hop
ing to corner De Wet while crossing
Karrepoort drift, but he arrived too
late. The British experienced very
great difficulty- in following De Wet,
owing to the rise in the river, but
they succeeded in crossing without
the loss of a man or a beast. From
that time on the pursuit of the Boers
was taken up without baggage, the
troops being supplied by foragers
enabling thenl to make more* rapid
movements, and keep in touch with
Johannesburg, Dec. 10.—The Boers
have captured 17,000 sheep from a
small detachment of British troops in
the vicinity of Krugersdorp.
SOUSA GOING ABROAD.
Famous Leader and His Band Will
Make a Tour of England, Scot
land And Ireland.
New York, Dec. 10.—Theintetrnationa!
exposition of 1901 at Glasgow^ Scotland,
has engaged John Philip Sousa and his
band to play at ^he exposition for foui
weeks next October. After his Glasgow
season Sousa will take his band to Lon
don for a series of concerts, after whict
he will make a tour of the principal
cities of Great Britain and Ireland, re
turning to America about Christmas
time. Sousa starts on a17-weeks' toui
of the United States on January 3
playing- in 160 different cities in al]
parts of this country.
Three Men Killed.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Dec. 10. A
freight wreck Saturday night on the
Southern railway three miles south ol
Sanford, Tenn., resulted in the death oi
Conductor David L. Glover and two un
known tramps. Thirty-two cars got
loose on a grade and. ran into an engine
that was aiding in pulling on the track
two derailed cars.
College Bnlldlnars Burned.
Des Moines, la., Dec. 10.—Fire de
stroyed the main building of the State
Agricultural college at Anjes, la., Sat
urday morning. Loss about $90,000.
Will Greet. Lord Roberta.
London, Dec. 10.—Lord Roberts is
expected to arrive ih London January
3. He will be met by the prince and
princess oi Wales and will proceed
immediately in triupmphal progress
to St. Paul's cathedral, where all will
attend a^ special service of thanksgiv
ing. .• .. -a
San Francisco, Dec. 10.—-Hairy
Weit. knoWn as ••Kid'* West, who on
Angtost 1 left .ftew York on ft wager,
that he would wftlk to San Francisco
in i[3Jr§9yg, ha* arrived here six days,
ahefed of time.
Saltshnry KetseftiM hr Krnger .«
Grant fa Andlenee to Dteenss
l«e«ti«« of Settlement.
London, Dec. 10.—Lord, Salisbury
has received from Paul Kruger at The
Hague si request for a conference !or
the .discussion of terms Of settlement
of the war between Great Britain
and the Transvfcal. Strenuous efforts
were made by the premier to prevent
the fact that Mr. Kruger had .asked
an interview front becoming public,
but it. quickly became known in court
circles and soon Was common prop
erty throughout London.
While Lord Salisbury has not yet
replied to Mr. Kruger's request, it is
believed that the conference asked
for will be granted. Statesmen in
speaking of the matter said Saturday
night that such a reply from the
premier yniiId, be counted on as al
It is not considered' within the
bounds of probability, however, that
a meeting between the former presi
dent of the now extinct republic and
Lord Salisbury would be rich in re
sults. Lord Salisbury has made his
position on the subject of the treat
ment of the Transvaal question* sa
well known and has so tenaciously
held to his-views that it is not at all
likely that anything that Mr. Krugei
could say would alter his views.
The selection of a place for the
mee.ting, of course, has not yet been
even considered. It is understood that
Mr. Kruger gave no expression on .this
point. The Hague, the birthplace oi
international arbitration, may be se
lected, or some still more advan
tageous point on the continent may
be decided upon. That LOrd Salisbury
and Mr. Kruger will soon meet is th«
one point that those in a position to
discuss the matter intelligently ar*
practically agreed. Talk of the de
tails and the outcome, they say, is
matter of speculation.
The Hague, Dec. 10.—Queen Wil
helmina received Mr. Kruger in audi
ence Saturday. As the Boer states
ihan was traveling incognito the visii
was not attended by the ceremony
usually paid to a chief of state. A
court official proceeded to his hote)
and accompanied Mr. Kruger to the
royal palace in a state carriage. Dr
Leyds received Mr. Kruger at the
door of the palace, but was not pres
ent at the audience.
The visit lasted a quarter ,of ar
hour. The queen, queen's mother and
Mr. Kruger alone were present. The
latter thanked the queen for placing
the cruiser Gelderland at his disposal.
According to court attendants whe
were present at the meeting of Mr.
Kruger and Holland's sovereign, Wil
helmina gave the exile no hope of im
mediate help. She is quoted as hav
ing said: "Have confidence in God,
who will protect you and yours. 1
will show my friendship when the
time arrives, but not now."
Mr. Kruger did not display any
marked enthusiasm over this defer
ring of his hopes. He bowed and
thanked the queen, but made no other
comment. His message to Lord Salis
bury was sent a few hours later.
The Hague, Dec. 10.—President Kru
ger has been refused aid by the power
upon which he placed his last hope.
The czar of Russia wrote to inform the
Boer leader in the most delicate yet'un
mistakable manner that recent ill
health made it impossible for him to
interfere in any way in the Transvaal
affairs. He expressed the highest
esteem for Kruger and the sincerity of
his purpose, lout let it be understood
that beyond that he could not go. The
message from the czar wais received
by the old chieftain last Friday, and he
felt the blow so keenly that the matter
was kept as secret as possible.
The Hage, Dec. 10.—The govern
ment of the Netherlands has instruct
ed the Dutch minister in London,
Baron Van Goltstein van Oldenaller,
to disavow in the name of the govern
ment all responsibility for the letter
addressed to Mr. Kruger by the presi
dent of the first chamber of the states
general, Dr. A. Van Naamen van
Fomnes, approving his "noble pur
pose" and expressing a hope that the
independence of the two Dutch re
publics would be secured.
London, Dec. 10.—Special dispatches
from The Hague represent the feeling
there as one of alarm at the prospect
of an Anglo-German-Portuguese com
bination, yirhich might snatch the
Dutch seaboard or seize Java. It is re
ported at the Dutch capital that the
possibility of a war with England has
even been discussed by the cabinet
Queen Wilhelinina will give a dinner
in honor of Mr. Kruger, but he has
abandoned all hope of any effective re
sult of his visit to Europe, although he
does not despair of meeting Emperor
Nicholas, possibly on the Riviera.
Gold Badse for Mrs. McKinley.
Washington, Dec. 10.—President De
Young and Thomas F. Walsh, of the
Paris exposition commission, called
upon President McKinley and pre
sented him a gold badge on behalf of
the commission, to be "handed to Mrs.
McKinley with their compliments.
The badge' is one of the finest pieces
of workmanship produced by Parisian
goldsmiths, and the president pro
nounced it the moSt beautiful .he had
Trnin Wrecks Street Car.
Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec. 10.—The Cum
berland accommodation for Pittsburgh
on the Baltimore & Ohio road crashed
into a United Traction car filled with
people at Rankin. One man was killed
outright, his wife so badly hurt that
she can hardly recover, his baby was
seriously injured and a score of other
passengers were badly hurt.
Due to Overheated Stove.
Virginia, 111., Dec. 10.—Fire de
stroyed all but two buildings on the
east side of the square, causing a loss
of $20,000, which is partly insured. An
overheated stove caused the fire,
Costly Fire at Canton.
Canton, O., Dec.
10.—The Saxton block,
owned by Mrs.. M. C. Barber 6ister of
Mrs. McKinley, was destroyed by fire
Saturday night. Twenty families who
occupied robins above the business
places are&omelest. The entire loss will
probably reach $30p,000, vrith insur
ance, of one-third.: Four firemen wer6
seriously but not fatally injured by
falling wall*. .'
A ratal Fall..
New York, Dec, 10.—John McAuliffe,
a well-known artist, aged TO years, was
accidentally Wiled Sunday hy falling
from a window of his residence.
fa Troy. N. Y* butcher is namefl
A man Mined Boatinan runs a ferry
Hoss A Harness is a livery stable
firm in Itadlaxta.
Out of 100 people born, only one
to the age of 65.
In Marion* Ind., a law firm bore tlM
name qt Robb & Steele.
In South Pittsburgh tibere ia ft l»w
firm named Bright A Early.
There are fewest children, compared
to the population, in France and
In Japan it is customary for the
Bride to give all her wedding presents
to her parents.
Bandmaster Sousa says the Arncr
ican- people as a mass are the most
musical in the world.
Apples' and several Other Australian
fruits are exported packed in the
shredded bark of the tea tree.
Almost every class of skilled labor
eaid to be scarce in Texas,:
good mechanics -are in great demand.
During the short period that King
Victor Emmanuel II. has reigned over
Italy he has received a million beg*
Mr^ Woolley, the prohibitionist can-,
didate for president, received upward
of 400,000 votes, the largest a candi
date of that party ever received,
There is an inexpensive cure for
rheumatism which is rarely tried and
will never be popular. It is the sting
of the bee, the ordinary every-day
Forty tomato growers of Ohio, In
diana and Kentucky met at Cincin
nati and made an agreement to raise
the price of their product 30 per cent,
over last season.
Col. Don Augustin Cervantes, of
Havana, Cuba, is a man who can
•truthfully declare that he'd rather
fight than eat. His 35 duels are proof
sufficient of such ai statement.
The government of Canada has ait
last, after repeated efforts, been pre
vailed upon to permit the celebrated
48t& Highlanders' Regimental band,
of Toronto, to make an official con
cert tour of America.
Over 5,000 miners employed in the
Scranton (Pa.) region left for other
fields of employment during the re
cent strike. Many of the Slav and
Hungarian miners returned to their
former homes in Europe.
A philosophical statistician calcu
lates that in the year 'J000 there will
be 1,700,000,000 people who speak the
English language, and that the other
European languages wil! be spoken
byf only 500,000,000 people.
Mojeska was a comic opera singer
before she attempted tragedy, and
one. of Lecocq's most brilliant com
positions was written for her, and
she sang it in French, afterward in
German, and finally in "Polish.
A Chicago woman talked herself to
death not long since literally and
actually cut off her lifespan with her
tongue and her teeth. For over ten
years she had never stopped talking,
by night or by day, asleep or awake.
Always in One.
Grimes—Is your wife fond of pets?
Harum—I snould say she was. She is al
most always in one.—Boston Transcript.
Bric-a-brac is hard to define precisely. But
anything that you can afford and that there
is room for in your house is not, strictly,
Hit WAS KSADr FOK
Vdt Kven a Railway Collision
tte Ardor of a Po«£»:
Rei. Henry Lugferd entirely cured of Nervous Pits*
trafkHi by Dr. Breene's Rerrura Bleed
and Rem Kenedy.
two trains came togethfTlwith
awfulcrasK. Some one had blundered. 'That.
however, was a^ matter which
to be left for future investigation.
As soon as those who were uninjured could
extricate the»d«t from the wreck they
turned manfully to the work of rpsonng
It Was a sickening sight. Cars were heaped
on top of one another. People were pm*"^
ioned under seats, beams and trucks. Steatn &
was hissing from the overturned boilers, the
rails of the track were Warped and torn. 4
loose from the ties, and the moans ana craes ^X«|£
of tne injured could be heard afar off. '"••MM
Finally, after long, hard work, the res
cuers reached the bottom of the mass, where
the legs and: body of a man protruded from
beneath a twisted platform. Beside him lay
a cane decorated with colored ribbons, ana
along tin horn.
Fearfully and anxiously a score of strong
men lifted the weight from the head ana
shoulders of the prostrate one and carried
him up the embankment. As they reached
the higher level he opened'his eyes, passed a
hand in front of them, as if brushing away
ditn screen of some kind, and shouted:
"Rah! rah! rah! Sizs! boom, ah! Ki-yi!
p°o-gah-yah! Come on, fellows!
Which side has the ball!"
Excursion Sleepers Tin M„ K. T. Hr.
Weekly Excursion Sleepers leave St. Louu^
via Katy Flyer (M.K. &T.Ry.) everyTues
day at 8:16 p. m. for San Antonio, Los An
geles and San Francisco.
Weekly Excursion Sleepers leave Kinsa*
City via the M. K. & T. Ry. every Saturday
at 9:05 p. m. for San Antonio, Los AnP.i.«
and San Francisco.
News Note—The earl of Makearaise ha«
arrived in New York.
•rived in New York. I
Many Rich Fathers—What's his price?— 1
etroit Free Press.
SWOLLEN FEET 4l
vanced stage of Kidney disorder. It
one of the last special pleadings of na
ture to seek a remedy. Look out also
for backache, scalding urine, dizziness,
headache and brick-dust or other sedi
ment in urine which has been allowed
to stand. Heed these warnings before
it is too late.
are guaranteed under oath to be the
best remedy in existance for Bright's #,'
Disease or any other form of Kidney
Trouble. A cash forfeit is offered for
any case Kid-ne-oids will not cure.
WISCONSIN AND IOWA
BIT. HEHBY LASGPOKD.
Rev. Henry Langford, the eminent Baptist divine, of Weston, W. Va., has Jort es
caped utter nervous and physical prostration. He is pastor of four churchea For tea
vears." he said, I have been nervous and crowine worse all these years. During toe Ian
iwih and nepers without
bands and arms. I wasso nervous that I could
system was wrecked.
HAr GREENE'S OFFER OF FREEADVtOE.
Dr. Orteae, Nerv«*s
Feople eared by KID-XE-OID8. la writisg tken,
please cbcIom itmnped addressed esrelope.
J. H. Rose, lit Ward, Independence. Is.
Jolin W. lx)timer, 1610
Johnson St.. Keoknk. I*.
W. 8. Harden. 1428 West Held St^ Keoknk, la.
O. W. Wilsey, Delivery Clerk, Keoknk. Is.
Mrs. Wm. Thompson. 1111 Park St.. Keoknk. Ia.
Mr*. W: J. Morden, 410 K. Bromley St., Marshall,
1. Lefever, 14 8th St., 7ond-da-lac, wis.
Morrow's Kid-ne-oids are not pills,
but Yellow Tablets and sell at fifty
cents a box at drug stores.
JOHN MORROW *CO.. SPRINGFIELD. O.
in the pulpit, nor coold I hold or handle my
to the trembling and weakness of my
feed myself. In fact, my
triedmany remedies recommsnded by physicians, but found no permanent*eUef.
"One day I wasinthe store of R. S. Ogdrn, at Saidis, W. Va., and headd to me:
Yon take two bottles of Dr. Greenefe Nenmra blood and nerve remedy, and if you say ft
bottles, and now I amwonderfnlly improved in health and in strength. Dr. Greeo^sNer
vurablood i**:natwremedy didit. 1 can heartily andtrathfully recommend it to the
ride. thfrstilwdft* mwilrina. I say this for the good
ofother sufferers from nervous anaprostntLqg mseases who can be. cored by this remedy.
For myself,I ltm thankful to God that I found Dr. Greene's Kervura blood and nerve
ay own sermon notes after they had been laid aside
wm givsMs coaasel fres to all
wrttoorcaUspoahlRiat UtoCOc*, 35 Htl| Strpet, Now Yoik City,
advfcrlrfrQM fete gnatiidil and experlsneo nad wtt sborten tte road to
hspltk. Thposaindscomtohlaiiad wrttotohtecoaatMHy. Oo artprt