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E. B. THAYER. Publisher. VtVSin, WIBCOHBIK. OUTRAGES HER SIRE. 'sGlf*L ESCAPES WITH LOVER TO 3E MARRIED. Haid and Suitor Ride Sixty-five Miles oil One Horse and Reach Safety— Weak-Minded Girl Cased in House Like Beast. Miss Belle Bi-ay of Heath, Neb., has proved as loyal uml as daring as the fair Ellen of young Loehinvar in keeping troth with a sailor worthy but out of favor with the girl’s parents. She was married to her cousin. T. J. Bray, after a ride of sixty-live miles by night, a sin gle horse carrying the two young fugi tives. Miss Bray chafed under the iso lation of the plains. During * visit to Cheyenne an :■ turbulent sprang up be tween her and her cousin, who is employ ed in that city as a clerk. Ranchman Bray bad more lofty ambitions for his daughter, and refused the young man any enoonragemeut. When he found that the suitor was still persevering lie forbade the young man to come upon the prem ises. Young Bray visited a neighbor of the Brays oil the best steed, as he thought, in all the range country. The neighbor’s sympathy was enlisted and that night Belle B-a.v slipped away from her father's home. She mounted liefore her lover and the good horse carried them toward Cheyenne. “There was running and racing on Baruaby lea" when the disappearanee was discovered. The young people had too long a start over the fath er and his ranchmen. HORROR IN BROOKLYN HOUSE. Weak-Minded Girl, Caged Like Beast by Father, la Foaad. A young girl, caged like a wild beast in a wooden pen in a dark back room, with only a few square feet in which to turn between the hard, bare walls wherein she is boxed; with food fed to her as if she were an animal; with a fearful odor filling the air slie had to breathe, is the horror that has existed for months in the little two-story frame house at 1905% Atlantic avenue, Brooklyn, X. Y. Two years ago Christina Doran, dang l of well-to-do plumber, disappear' She had never been bright and her ban-idiot ic mind had grown weaker and wilder ev ery day. Her father, Edward Doran, is a man who attended to his own business and demands that other people attend to theirs. He imprisoned liis daughter, hired an'old woman to take care of his house and to be the keeper of his caged daughter. Then he went about his work, lie and his sou. as if there were nothing to disturb the peace and happiness o. their home. TWENTY-EIGHT PERISH. Disaster to British Ship Nelson on Pacilic Const In Reported. The lives of the twenty-eight members of the crew of the British ship Nelson, Captain Remain, were snuffed out th<’ other night when that vessel, according to a report which reached Astoria. Ore., turned *turtie off the mouth of the Colum bia river in a gale and almost immedi ately sank. Caught under the heavily laden ship, the helpless sailors are saio to Imre la-eii carried drowning to the bottom while men on a companion vessel, willing but unable to aid, looked ou in consternation. Osteopathy Is Made Legal. By the decision of the Supreme Court in Ohio au indictment charging 11. 11. tiravett of Darke County with unlaw fully practicing osteopathy is annulled. The court holds that the practice of os teopathy is the practice of medicine and that it will be necessary for osteopaths to lie examined as the doctors of any •other school. Played William Tell. Charles Matshkn, 8 years old, was probably fatally wounded at Bowling Green. Ohio, by a companion, who was emulating the example of William Tell. A tin can was placed on Marshka’s head as a substitute for an apple. His com panion's aim was bad and the bullet lodged in Marshka’s head. Liverpool Hank Robber Cauclit, Thomas I’uterson Hoodie, the default ing clerk of the Bank of Liverpool. Eng land. was arrested at Bootle, a suburb of Uverpool. He had 51.5*10 ill his pocket when captured, although he is accused of embezzliug nearly $1,000,000. Auto Racer Badly Injured. William Thompson received injuries by Iwing thrown from ail auto on the half mile frack at Minola. N. Y. He was with Foxhall Keene and young Willie K. Van derbilt. They were trying to beat rec ords when the accident occurred. American Force Fmbark*. Tii•> Navy Department has received tin following cablegram from Captain Perry, commanding the battleship lowa, at Ran nma: "I have re-embarked all of out force from the isthmus, perfect security of transit being effectually restored." Blame Company for Wreck. At Adrian, Mich , the coroner's jury found that the disastrous collision on lilt* Wabash Railroad near Seneca was caus ed by the negligence of the railroad com pany and the crew of train No. 4. General A. t>. Hu/.en Dead. Hen. A. D. llazen, who was third as sistant Postmaster General under Post masters General Wanamaker and Bissell. died at his residence in Washington. He *u 01 years old. Death Follow. Long Sleep. J. S. Lytle, a Kansas pioneer, died at Hiawatha. His sickness lasted three years and was particularly noticeable in -that he slept most of the time. He died a few momenta after awakening. During his long sleep he was fed with a rubber tube. Kictat Killed; seventy-live Injure:!. Figures have been compiled showing the deaths and serious accidents occur ring on the football held. There were eight death' and seventy-five players seriously hurt. Failure in Akron* Ohio* A. T. Paige, ex-citv commissioner and one of Akron’s mo't prominent citizens, filed a petition in bankruptcy, with st>ol.- IGS liabilities and practically no assets. The indebtedness was incurred almost wholly in connection with New York aqueduct contracts undertaken by Paige. Carey & Cos. Kitts Self Because of Name. Because her name brought ridieuic upon her children Mrs. Martha A. Damn, wife of a prosperous East Bane. N. Y.. fanner, committed suicide by drowning her self in a cistern. Ever since her mar riage Mrs. Damn has been very sensi tive over the name she bore. Wilhelm in a Wants a Divorce. No scandal which has occurred for the past century has occasioned so much pop ular feeling as the setup-official announce ment that Queen Wilheluiina of Holland will apply for a divorce from the prince consort oa the grounds of cruelty and im proper behavior. Horning of Denver City Hall. Fire that started on the fourth floor of the Denver. Colo., city hall practically gutted the building, destroying valuable records. The fire is supposed to have been due to defective electric wiring. The building cost $500,000, was built iu 1880 and was insured for SBO,OOO. MURDER IS SUSPECTED. Well-Known South Dakota Cattle Deal er Missing—Arrest Is Made. Peace officers in the western part of South Dakota are investigating a sup posed murder mystery. John 8. Vaughn, a well-known cattle raiser, has disap peared as effectually as though the ground bad opened and swallowed him. That he was murdered there seems little doubt, but a prolonged search lias failed to reveal his body or what has become of him George Brownfield, a Beulah (Wyo.) saloonkeeper, is under arrest on the charge of l>eiug responsible for the disappearance of Vaughn, but the failure to find the liody of the missing man leaves the evidence against him purely circumstantial. Vauglni was a cattle raiser, whose herds ranged in southeast ern Kansas. Brownfield made an agree ment with Vaughn to purchase the lat ter’s bunch of cattle at $25 per head, and assured Vaughn that the cash for the purchase was in a bank at Belle Fourche. S. D. A bill of sale was drawn transfer ring the cattle from Vaughn to Brown field, and the two men started across country for Belle Fourche to get the money supposed to be on deposit there. That was the last seen of Vaughn, and nothing has ever been heard of him since he left his ranch in company with Brown field. REVEALS CRIME OF HUSBAND. Woman Becomes Hysterical After See ing Her Husband Kill a Man. .John Kr ibse, who kept a little cigar store in Tien ton, N. 2., was murdered the other night in his apartments in the rear of the store. The police are looking for Frank Williams, who, according to ti e statements of Mrs. Williams, com mitted the crime. Williams was an em ploye of Krause, and, accompanied by his wife, went to Krause’s place to col lect some back wages due him. Krause was unable to pay the money, and the men quarreled. Williams, in a fit of an ger, Mrs. Williams says, picked up a stick and struck Krause, fracturing his skull, killing hint instantly. After the murder Krause’s body was tied up in a bundle l;v bending the legs, and then Williams, taking his wife with him, went to a livery stable to hire a wagon, os tensibly for the purpose of carting the body away. Mrs. Williams remained out side the livery stable office, and as a man approached became hysterical and asked him to save her. She said she was afraid some man who was in the livery stable was going to kill her. She was directed to go to a saloon near by to get out of the way. This she did, aud to the sa loon-keeper, Anton Jaeger, she told of the killing of Krause by her husband. FALSEHOOD ANNULS A POLICY. United States Appellate Court Holds Insurance Agreement Invalid. The validity of an insurance policy de pends on the truthful answer to questions propounded by the company when appli cation for insurance is made, according to au opinion handed down by the United States Court of Appeals at St. Louis in the case of John Q. Meyers, administra tor of the estate of Raul B. Swotlick, against the Home Life Insurance Com pany of New York. The plaintiff was a Kansas farmer, who died in November, 1802, and his heirs sought to recover $25,000, in which amount his life was In sured. At the trial it developed that when Swetlick applied for the policy lie denied he had any other insurance, when in reality lie had. The Circuit Court found for the plaintiff and the insurance company appealed the case. Judge El mer B. Adams, who delivered the Appel late Court’s decision, remanded the case to the Circuit Court for anew trial. REPORT MUCH OIL IN ALASKA. Steamers Arriving at Tacoma Tell of Remarkable Discoveries. Steamers from southern Alaska bring news of important petroleum discoveries in the Cook Inlet region. Oil is found floating from numerous springs and in one place there is a lake covering thirty acres filled with oil from springs. Most of the oil is around Innerskin bay and Coal Oil bay. One drilling plant is now in operation, having reached a depth of several hundred feet. During the summer over 50,000 acres were set aside as oil lands. Many locations were made for a Philadelphia syndicate. Several drilling plants v, ill Ik* sent north next spring. The Sta ulard Oil Company has experts on the ground investigating. Osborne Deignan in insane Asylum. Among a number of insane patients taken to the hospital at Ukiah, Cal., from the Mare Island navy yard, was Warrant Officer Osborne Degnan, who was with Hobson on the Merrimac iu the Spanish- American oar. Deignau was recently assigned to Mare Island, but served only a few days before being placed on the sick list. Business Blocks Hum. The Union block, the best business blocck in the city, and the Kent building were burned to the ground at Yankton. S. D. Loss SIOO,OOO. William Pierson, city marshal, who slept in the building, jumped from a third-story window and may die. Several people were rescued from the upper stt ries with ropes. Lent* Will Rush His Claim. John J. Lentz, former Congressman at Columbus, Ohio, will push his claim to the seat in the national House of Rep resentatives. for which Emmet Tomp kins, Republican, holds a certificate of election. Mr. Lentz in a brief filed with the House committee charges gross frauds. Fatuous Outlaws Captured. The famous Summers gang of outlaws have been arrested in the Arbuckle Mountains of the Cherokee Nation and will be tried at Vinita at once on the charge of robbing a number of stage coach lines and a "Katy” passenger train during the latter part of last year. Eight Men Drop 7,000 Feet. At the Lambert mines, near Mason town, Ra., eight men, after dropping 700 feet down a mine shaft, were brought to the surface alive, but all are probably fatally hurt. Just as they got aboard the cage the cable parted and the cage drop ped. Assistant Cashier Admit* Shortn—e. Theodore Lluddleston. assistant cashier of the Stock Yards Bank at East St. Louis, has been relieved from duty pend ing investigation of a discrepancy of about $13,000 in accounts. President Knox said Poddieston had admitted the lack of balance of his books. Colon Is Recapture 1. A cablegram has been received at the State Department iu Washington from Consul General Gudger. dated Panama, saying that the Liberals have been de feated and that the government fortes are in possession of Colon. RoBinCW Poor im Gerraanj. Business that was booming at a terrific pace in Germany a year and a half ago is now lifeles'. Speculators sunk ail their capital in electrical shares aud neg lected all other lines of trade. Omaha s uff.-rs Fire Los*. Fire iu the local supply house of the Creamery Package Manufacturing Com pany at Eleventh and Jones streets, Omaha, resulted iu the serious injury of three firemen and a loss of $125,000. Attc apti Suicide in f'cpot. Carl Clement, an immigrant, attempt ed to commit suicide at the union depot in St. Rani, Minn., by cutting his throat with a razor. Clem Studehnkcr Dead. Clem Stndebakcr died at South Ben.l. lud. Studebaker wagons have made the naihe familiar in every land known to civilization. TeetotalUm Sweep' Part of Ohio, A wave of reform is sweeping over the towns of Auglaize County, Ohio. The Council of Waynestield has repealed the “wet" ordinance and given the saloons notice to quit. The citizens of New Hampshire have driven the saloons out of town. The Mayor of St. Mary’s has ordered the saloons closed on Sunday. The dramshops of New Bremen ha\e been closed on Sunday tight as a drum for several weeks. In M apakoneta the ministers are circulating a petition i0 have the saloons closed on Sunday. RICH FURS SMUGGLED. United States Cnstoms Officers Tell of Illegal Entries Worth SIOO,OOO, Detectives from the Treasury Depart ment of the United States government believe they have unearthed one of the most extensive smuggling schemes in the historv of the country. They estimate that SIOO,OOO worth of furs have be,m smuggled into this country from Canada, and of this quantity about $25,000 worth have beeu confiscated by the government from some of the most fashionable people of northern Ohio. Collector of Customs Charles F. Leach and his deputies have charge of the work of confiscation. The victims live in Youngstown, Canton. Mas sillon. Cleveland and several other north ern Ohio towns, hut Collector Leach re fused to make public their names. The furs are of the most beautiful and costly kinds. One lot recovered from Youngs town cost at least $1,500. A big fur firm in Montreal is accused of seeding goods into this country and avoi<h the duty. They were shipped, it is to " hite River Junction. Vermont, a small place on the Canadian border. From this point they were sent by express to their des tinations. Mr. Leach says the members of the fur firm are under indictment in the United States Court iu Vermont, charged with smuggling. BURGLAR WAS TOWN MARSHAL. Ignored Complaint* in Official Capac ity, a* He Couldn’t Arrest Self. For about eighteen mouths the general store of John Banta at Wiltshire, Ohio, has been robbed very often, and up until a few weeks ago there was no clew to the intruders. The village marshal was appealed to in vain. Finally Detective George Harrod of Fort Wayne went to work ou the case and found a wagon load of the stolen goods, which had l>een sold to farmers, in the vicinity of Hoagliu. Ind. A description of the men who sold the articles tallied with Charles Fainter, the marshal of Willshire, and Charles Tague, a bartender. They were arrested and both pleaded guilty and are now in the county jail awaiting sentence. Fain ter was elected marshal of Willshire last spring, and according to his own con fession he was a professional burglar be fore he was elected marshal and night watchman of the village. MUST KEEP OUT OF POLITICS, Attorney General Knox Gives Orders to Gnide Federal Officeholders. The United States marshal and the district attorney at Kansas City have re ceived copies of a circular from Attorney General Knox, with orders to post it in their offices. The circular says: "To All Officers and Employes of the Department of Justice: The spirit of the eivii service laws and rules renders it highly unde sirable for federal officers and employes to take an active part in political conven tions or in the direction of other parts of political machinery. Persons in the gov ernment service under the department should not act ns chairmen of political organizations or make themselves unduly prominent in local political matters.” The circular also forbids federal officers and employes to collect or receive funds for political campaigns. EVADE MIDDLEMEN’S CHARGES. Kansas Farmers by Shipping Surplus Wheat to Germany Get Good Prices. The farmers of Dickinson County, Kansas, have recently made arrange ments to ship nil the wheat which they do not sell direct to American mills to co-operative associations in Germany. The wheat is billed direct from Solomon to Berlin, and it is, therefore, sold direct from the producer to the consumer with out passing through the hands of a sin gle middleman. It goes by rail from Sol omon to New York, where it goes through an elevator which has been leased by the German associations, and it then is ship ped by steamer to Berlin. The Solomon fanners have to pay local freight rates on their wheat from Solomon to Missouri river points, but from there they get a through rate of 21 ceuts a hundred pounds to Berlin. ISLES ARE AMERICAN. The Supreme Court Decides Against Government. By the decision of the United States Supreme Court the Philippiue Islands are domestic territory of the United States, this status being acquired at the moment of the ratification of the peace treaty with Spain. This decision was handed down in the case of Emil J. Rekpe vs. the United States government, commonly known as the “Fourteen Diamond Rings” case. Train Robber Admits Crime. Deputy Sheriff Ledbetter has arrested at Neihart, Mont., a man known as Bob Collins, who is believed to be O. C. Hanks, au accomplice of Harry Long baugb, Kid Curry and George Parker in the Malta, Mont., Great Northern train robbery on July 3 last. Collins admits he helped to rob the train and that he has $12,500 buried. Fifteen Prisoners Sink. News of the foundering of a launch at Noumea, causing the drowning of fifteen prisoners, was received by the steamer Miowera. which has arrived from Hono lulu. The accident was witnessed by several hundred people from the wharf. Collision at Tu ley, N. Y. A special train north bound on the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, carrying 300 Syracuse Knights of Columbus, ran into a freight train on a siding at Tully, N. Y.. wrecking both trains. Several were injured. Drink Causes Two Deaths. Mack Montroy and Dave Cummings, employed in one of the Xester estate lumber camps near Two Harbors, Minn., secured some stuff they supposed was alcohol and drank it. Monroy died in an hour and Cummings a short time after. Crazy snake Gives Trouble. Crazy Snake, who led the rebellion last spring against the government, is causing the Creek council much trouble. The Snake band will send a strong delegation to Washington to protest against tiie deeding of Creek lands. New Terror to Warfare. The invention of anew machine gun. which, it is stated, is capable of firing bullets at tb’e same rate as a Maxim gun with a range of 0,000 yards, is interesting Louden military circles. The bullet is ot .5-inch caliber. Horror on Waba.h Railroad. Eighty lives were lost in a wreck on the Wabash Railroad near Seneca. Mich. Passenger trains crashed together iu head-end collision, the wreckage caught fire and emigrants met an awful fate. Concress I* in Session. The Fifty-seventh Congress formally assembled ou Monday, the roll call show ing the absence of a number of unique characters from the Senate and several changes in the House. Cotton Moved on Flat Cars. Traffic is so heavy in the South that cotton is moved on flat cars and merchan dise in express ears. Much cotton has been ruined for want of ears. Ferryboats in Collision. Crowded ferryboats collided in San Francisco during a dense fog and several passengers were drowned. Charleston Exposition Opens. Greeting from President Roosevelt and oration by Senator Depew marked the opening of the Charleston exposition. I UNCLE SAM’S RESTRAINING HAND AT COLON. r IBUTEXANT COMMANDER HENRY M’CREA of the United States ll* gunboat Machias, whose prompt action at Colon prevented the bombardment t-O of the town aud saved much property and probably many lives, is regarded as one of the ablest all-around officers in the navy. His discretionary powers while in command at Colon have been wide, and his actions at various stages of the trouble there have met with tl*e full approval of the State and Naw De partments. He prevented tile landing of troops for an attack on the town, which would have been extremely dangerous to the life and property of foreigners, nud at a conference held with the commander of the Colombian gunboat General Pinzon secured au indefinite postponement of the proposed bombardment. Lieu tenant Commander McCrea has been in the navy since lSGti, when he was ap pointed to Annapolis from Indiana. GEN. CASTRO KILLED. Coloinbiar Leader Falls in Engage* ment with Insurgents. A dispatch from Colon, Colombia, says: Gen. Francisco Castro, who led the gov ernment troops in the capture of the Bar t bacons bridge on Tuesday, was kill ed early Thursday morning during au engagement w it h the insurgent force at Bohio Soldado. ond in command of the government force ou' the isth- GEX. CASTRO. mils. The Liberal troops which held Colon for a week surrendered to the govern ment forces Friday. The terms of sur render were arranged at a filial confer ence held oil board the United States gunboat Marietta between Gens. Alban and Jeffries, representing the govern ment, and Senor de la Rosa, secretary to Gen. Domingo Diaz, who represented the Liberal party. Capt. Perry of the bat tleship lowa, Lieutenant Commander McCrea of the guuboat Machias, the commanding officers of the Marietta, of the British cruiser Tribune and of the French cruiser Sttcbet were present dur ing the conference. It was agreed that the liberal forces be tween Colon and Bohio should surrender —pi——i mi. ■agaTlH 1 *y ll with arms, their life and liberty being guaranteed by the government. United States marines were on siiore guarding railroad property and the consulate. Brit ish and French mar'nos were landed to assist in preserving order and to protect life and property when the Liberals sur rendered and the government troops marched in. To Captain Perry of the battleship lowa is due largely the settlement of the difficult situation, STOKER BECOMES A MAYOR. Dennis Mnlvihlll Goes from Factory Furnace to the City Hall, Dennis Mnlvihill, who is now Mayor of Bridgeport, Conn., was two weeks before the election drawing a salary of sl4 a week as a fireman in the plant e* ty’ will be the denis mi LViHiLL. iu Ireland fif ty-six years ago. Iu 1890 he was elected Alderman. The workingmen rallied to the support of Mul vihill almost to a man and his majority was 3,387 votes. Mr. Mulvihill was so confident of suc cess that four days before election he went from the fire pit to the office of the factory and resigned his employment, saying he niigh’t lie back after two years. GOVERNORS FIGHT COMBINE. Heads of Northwestern States Agree to Co-op rate with Van Sant. The Governors of the Northwestern States have replied to the invitation of Gov. \ an Sant of Minnesota asking their co-operation in an effort to prevent the impending railway consolidation. All agree in extending their moral support to Minnesota's Governor. Gov. White of North Dakota and Gov. Toole of Montana f re willing to arrange for a meeting of Governors and the lat ter appears very much in earnest. Gov. Geer of Oregon would favor a confer ence. hut cannot come East for That pur pose. He would attend it if heal on the coast. Of the three States only Montana •*;> pears to hare as effective laws again consolidation as Minnesota. North Da kota’s constitution is very plain, but the statutory prohibition is rather general and vague. Montana's Jaw prohibits the consolidation of parallel and competing lines, and has other sacral legislation. Oregon's law does not pr-juibit combina tions of any sort. Hunter by H * Brother. At Lexington. Mo., while hunting. Kirk Workcuff was shot and killed by his brother, George Workcuff, whose gun ifras out of order and was discharged pre maturely. RESULTS OF THANKSGIVING DAY FOOTBALL GAMES. WESTERN. Michigan 50 lowa O Wisconsin 35 Chicago 0 Minnesota Mi Illiuois U Northwestern .. .10 I‘urdue 3 Notre Dame 22 South Bend A. C. 0 Indiana .. 24 Depauw 0 Nebraska IS Haskell Indians..lo Beloit 11 Milwaukee Med.. 0 Missouri IS Kansas 12 Knox 17 Lake Forest 0 Grinnell 0 Drake 0 Ohio ..IV Ivenyon 0 EASTERN. Cornell .24 Pennsylvania 0 Columbia 40 Carlisle 12 Dartmouth 22 Brown 0 Georgetown 22 Lehigh 0 M’GOVERN KNOCKED OUT. Young Corbett Wins Feather-Weight Championship of the World. William 11. Itothwell, known to the sporting world as Young Corbett, defeat ed Terry McGovern in a light for the featherweight championship of the world in two rounds at Hartford, Conn. Thurs day afternoon. This gives Young Cor bett a clean hold on the featherweight championship, and the young man who defeated Frank Erne at low weights, Joe Gnus in a so-called fake tight and won his way through the bantam and feather- weight class, taking all comers, including the once famous George Dixon, feather weight champion, took his first knock out. Corbett fought the fight of a man who was not frightened by Terry’s reputa tion. He was game, gave punch for punch, and as a 4 to 1 shot won in a walk. lie had Terry down and almost out: had him fighting wildly, hitting and swinging with both hands, both lads tak ing punch for punch, until the finish came. Both men were fighting viciously, as McGovern had done often before. The second round was well on. It was a ease of who would get there first. Mc- Govern had been down for the count of seven. Corbett had been forced to one knee. Corbett swung a left and caught Terry ou the head. McGovern wabbled, wavered, guard half dropped for a sec ond, when Corbett started the right. Flush to the point of the jay it landed, and McGovern went dowu and out. Dr. Abraham Knyper, the preset prime minister in Holland, is the first cleric who has ever htdd that position. Miss Kate Livingstone, a sister of Dr. Livingstone, the explorer, has just cele brated her 100th birthday at her home on the Isle of Mull. Luigi Carreno, a journalist of Home, in order to get up a story on the Pope’s daily life, recently secured employment in the Vatican as a gardener. Gen. Greely, the meteorologist, who has been seeing the London fogs, expresses the opinion that with proper data it would be quite possible to forecast them. Jules Verne has begun his niuety-ninth book, and has lived to see many of his fantastical tales of adventure liy land and sea and air come within the bounds of possibility. A. G. Jones, the governor of Nova Scotia, is reported to have twice de clined the honor of knighthood, offered while the Duke of Cornwall and York was in Canada. Leonard King has left London, on be half of the British museum, for the pur pose of inspecting the mounds of Ivou vnnjik, the traditional site of the city of Nineveh, and reporting on their con dition. Paul Du Chaillu, the famous adven turer, is in St. Petersburg, where he is studying the Russian language, and is making progress with his coming work on Russia. The Bnller Men toriai committee of Devonshire. England, of which the May or of Exeter is chairman, has issue.] an appeal for shillin" subscriptions for a memorial to Gen. Bailer. When the Shah returned to Persia af ter his recent visit to Paris he once more buried himself within the walls of his paiace, 'ike his ancestors. Ilis subjects, however, have had a chance to see him occasionally on his automobile, which he purchased in Paris, DEAD HE IN ASK Bodies of Wreck Victims Con sumed in Blazing Ruins. HORROR ON WABASH. V Crash, Explosions and Fire Add Ttoi 1o Smash Near Seneca. Mich. Estimate of the Dead In Eighty and the Fatalities May Yet Reach One Hun dred Corpses of the Victims Are Taken Out of Wreck age in Fragments Not Recognizable—Blame Placed on Engineer of the East-Bound Limited Train. A w"ho!e car load of Italian immigrants eaten up by fire as completely and al most as rapidly as straws in a furnace: another car full of Italians squeezed to gether till it occupied a space less than eight feet long on the tracks, half its oc cupants killed and the car and the bodies then burned to ashes; these are the two central horrors in a fearful railroad wreck on the Wabash road near Seneca, Mich. Though only fifteen persons are posi tively known to be dead, and very few bodies have been recovered, the full death list, it is thought, will prove to be very close to eighty. In addition seventy-six men, women and children were injured, some of them seriously. The dead and injured together will foot up about half of the 300 passengers who were carried into collision on the ill-fated trains. Italians Bonn I for Colorado. The Italians, of whom there were about seventy- ive, were all on their way to work in the coal mines at Trinita, Colo. They were riding in two light, and in comparison with vestibuled cars, flimsy, second-class coaches. Of the thirty-five in the front ear none is accounted for. From the second car about half were res cued. The bodies of the dead were burn ed so completely that the fragments are not only impossible to identify, but they cannot even be separated from one anoth er as different human bodies. The blame for the collision is placed on Conductor George M. Martin and Engi neer A. F. Strong of the east-bound train. No. 4, known as the Continental limited. They had been ordered to stop for the west-bound train. No. 13, with which they collided, at Seneca, and to stop at Sand Creek, four and a half miles far ther east, for another train. Consequent ly the train for the west was obeying orders and they were not. Eng’neer Strong has been taken to De troit, badly injured. He asserts positive ly that he was ordered to stop at Sand Creek and not at Seneca. That he either Torgot his orders or misread them are the only two alternatives which Superinten dent Burns sees. The disaster had its marvelous escapes, as well as its fearful deaths. On the west bound train the Italians became a vica rious sacrifice for the passengers in tin* six ears behind them. Their two frail coaches broke the force of tho crash for the rear cars, and before the latter burn ed the occupants, little injured, got safelj away. As for the other train, the east-nound one, only one of its ears suffered severe ly. It was a day coach, between the smoker and the dining car. There is left besides the i - on work just the roof of the car and some splinters. Its body has been utterly destroyed. In it were fif teen to eighteen passengers. fome Miraculous Escape*. Six were taken out dead, five were se verely injured, and the others escaped a! most miraculously, with slight bruises. The engineers of the two trains knew what was coming when they were stii! three miles apart, ’j’he track between Adrian and Sand Creek is straight and clear. Each engineer saw the other's headlight and thought it waiting at the coming station for him. The east-hound train slowed from sixty-five to fifty miles an hour. The west-bound train was run ning at thirty miles. The few miles of separation when the engineers realized the situation were cut down so quickly that they had barely time to reverse their engines and jump. The little margin of time saved the en gineers, but not the firemen. The two firemen on the engines of the rear train both jumped too late, and were crushed to death. The crash of the collision shook houses 300 yard* away. The big mogul engine No. 009, east bound, fairly ate up the little engine, No. 88. at the head of the other train. After this destruction of one engine and half of another, the big mogul reared backward, turned a half somer sault, plowed a hole several feet deep in the ditch cn the right side of the track and lay with her cupola toward the sta tion from which she had just come, and her machinery shrieking and belching steam. Fire Sprend Rapidly. The front cars of each train piled them selves*,upor. the Engines. The flames, whether stnrted by the stoves, the light ing plant or the engine fire, had full pos session almost on the instant. The un hurt passengers swarmed ont, and rushed to the rescue of those imprisoned under car seats and broken beams in the burn ing cars. But those outside were as help less to satre as those inside were to es cape. Five minutes and the fire was so hot that no one could approach within 300 or 400 feet. Meantime rescuing parties, with nmbn lance trains, if they can he so styled, were hurrying toward the scene from Adrian, from Montpelier. Ohio, and from Peru, Ind. Two unhurt Pullman cars had been made into hospitals and were hauled back to Adrian. A score of injured were taken to Peru and many others to De troit. The loss to the railroad is placed by Superintendent Burns at 818,000. The list of dead and injured given out •by the railroad company is much smaller than the one above. If shows but ten dead and forty-eight injured. Brief News Items. John Kramer, Lorain. Ohio, was rob bed of SI,OOO in New York. Chicago business men want Roosevelt to establish a department of commerce. Minister \Vu denies that he has been offered the chair of Chinese iu Columbia University. Fossils found recently in the State of Illinois prore that cockroaches -are the oldest of living insects. C. tV. Seville an! Ella Dial of Der maugh, Kar., were married while aitting in a buggy hn a principal street of Fort Scott. Director <IZ the Census Merriain. in his report to the Secretary of the Interior, says the four principal reports of the last census will be in the hands cf the public by July 1, as provided by law. In fifteen test cases Drought against Welsh coal miners for damage because of stoppage of work by strikes, verdicts were rendered for the employers by a court in Wales. The cases were ap pealed. The President has appointed William F. Willoughby of the District of Colum bia- treasurer of the island of Porto Rico, Mr. Willoughby will succeed Jacob Hol lander of Maryland, who resigned some time ago. PERTINENT PARAGRAPHS FROM ROOSEVELT’S MESSAGE. The man v.i„> ai!rc‘*?t<>s anarchy directly or indirectly hi auy shape or fashion, or the man who apologises for anarchists and their deeds makes himself moral y access rv to murder before the fact. The system of making the appoint ments is in its- essence as demo.-rat.e and American as the common school system it self. * • * The policy of the government should tie to aid irrigation iu the several States and Territories. Reciprocity must l>c treated as the hand maiden of protection. * • The phenomenal growth of onr export trade emphasises the urgency of the need for wider markets and for a liberal policy in dealing with foreign nations. • • • The well-being of the wageworke • Is • prime consideration. * * * Ships work for their own countries just as railroads work for their terminal points. The preservation of our forests is an im perative busiueifs nee sslty. • * * We can all host help ourselves by joining togetherdu the work that i> of common iu terest to all. It is not tine that as the rich have grown richer the poor have grown poorer. • * * The personal equation is the most Impor tant factor in a business operation. * • DLasu-r tf great business enterprises can never have Its effects limited to tne men at the top. The capitalist may be shorn of his luxuries, hut the wageworker may lie de prived of even bare necessities. * • Our people intend to Abide by the Monroe doctrine and to insist upon it as the one sure means of securing the peace of the western hemisphere. * e The American people must either build and maintain an adequate navy or else make up their minds definitely to accept a secondary position iu International affairs, not merely ill political but iu commercial matters. There is not a locality fitted for self-gov ernment whieh has not received it. * * • Probably no other groat nation in the worl(\ Is so anxious fur peace as we ate. Great corporations exist only because they ire created and safeguarded by our Institu tions. * * • If the farmer and the wageworker are well aff. it is absolutely certain that all others will be well off, too. • * • The rule of brotherhood remains as the Indispensable prerequisite to success In t In kind of national life for which we strive. COMPTROLLER’S REPORT. Wants Chances in Subtreasuries— Prosperity of Banks. Comptroller William B. Ritlgcly sent his report to Congress Monday. Com* inenting on the present system of sub treasuries the Comptroller calls attention to the disadvantages and derangements its operations cause in financial matters and says: “There could be no better illustration af this than its operations in the last few months. The result has been to needless ly lock tip and take out of circulation vast sums of money just at a time when It was badly needed for moving crpps and transacting the regular business of the country. The relief afforded by the pur chase of bonds by the Secretary of the Treasury only partially and temporarily meets the difficulty.” The report says the authorized capital stock of the 4.27!l national hanking asso ciations in existence on Oct. 31, 1001, was $003,224,103, a net increase of $30,- 721,800. Thirteen associations, with cap ital stock of $1,000,000. were placed in charge of receivers. Thirty-nine associa tions were placed in voluntary liquida tion. The number of reporting associa tions increased from 3,042 on Dec. 13, 1900, to 4.221 on Sept. 30, 1001. The aggregate resources reached a higher point than ever before in the history of the national hanking system—namely: $5,005,347,204.00 —an increase since Sept. J, 1000. of $047.208,700.07. On Feb. 13, 1900, tl/e aggregate amount if paid-in capital of 3,004 hanks reporting was $013,084,403. By Dec. 13, 1000. with an increase of banks to 3,042, there : was an increase of capital to $032,333,- 405. At date of las' report from the , 4.221 banks, tbeir paid-in capital stock is shown to have been $055,341,880. National banks held the greatest amount of individual deposits during the existence of the system on July 15, 1001 —namely: $2,041,837,428. Liabilities on Dec. 13, 1900, aggregated $2,023,997,521. , and at date of last report $2,037,753,233. MRS. SETH LOW. Public-Spiritel Wife of the Recently lS'ected Mayor of New York. Mrs. Seth Low, who becomes prominent by the election of her distinguished hus band to the mayoralty of Greater New York, is a woman culture and re- /t' finement. She has ji'/ litical career of [' J Mr. Low since h<‘ l_j j Brooklyn, and he \ debt lie has owed for ■ bis jfj til recently botn mrs. sktii low. Mr. and Mrs. Low have not desired that the wife of the Mayor-elect should be brought iutc public notice, but now Mrs. I/ow occu pies a unique place among the women of New York, and she is no longer eager to shrink from public notice, believing ns she does that she, as well as her husband, belong in a way, to the people. Manager Frank Selee is leaving nr stone unturned in getting good players for his Chicago club. Ned Hanlon, manager of the Brooklyn ball team, is said to receive the enormous sum of $12,.'>00 for his services. Young Peter Jackson, the colored boxer who is fast fighting his way to the front, has the reputation of having the hardest head of any tighter iu the business. John Huggins, the famous American trainer of rac-e horses, who preparer! Volodyovski for his victory in the Eng lish Derby, and who handled nli the horses of William ('. Whitney in England through tlx* year, will soon return to the United States, and from hit announced intention will remain in America. President Hart of the Chicago hall club announces that be will favor a readoption of the agreement entered into by tin National League magnates before tin 1 present season opened, that no team shall begin its preliminary work before April 1, and that southern trips be done away with. “Kid” McCoy is making considerable j noise on the other side of the water. He burls a defi at Jeffries, or any of the other big fighters who would like any ot his game, at the same time offering to stop “Philadelphia Jack” O’Brien, the champion of England, in fifteeu rounds. All toid Cresceus possesses no less than twelve "best records” on the trotting list. The all-conquering chestnut stallion re duced the world's trotting record first to 2:02 s ., at Cleveland, and then to 2:02)4, I at Columbus. Ohio. He reduced the race record to 2:03 1 , at Brighton Beach, and i his two heats there in 2:03% and 2:00% j also constitute the fastest two-heat rac I ever trotted. I While business in every line is iu an extremHy healthy condition there are many factors which always develop iu prosperous times and restrict manufac turing interests to a considerable ex tent. Labor troubles, a shortage in sup plies of raw material, slow deliveries, aud a scarcity of ears and motive power art incidents that mark the business situa tion. These things are always to be ex pected. The business of the country ha grown faster than the equipment of mo tive power, and cars of the railroads to successfully handle it notwithstanding their recent additions. The railroads have in the past found it is not advi*ihle to carry extensive equip ment, as tl*eir traffic has only been of the rush order for a few months at a time in the spring and fall, and then a larger percentage of their ours liud to he sidetracked to await a return of tli. next busy season. For the past year business has run along with unprecedent ed regularity, and railroads have h-t-u busy all the time, their miscellaneous traffic exceeding all records. The car builders have been full of orders, and their books are loaded with them at pres* cut. Locomotive builders have also been rushed and are full of orders for months to come. The scarcity of motive power and of cars has become a serious factor in the iron and steel situation. Western furnaces are suffering from scarcity of coke and coal, and three in this section are idle, as the coke cannot he moved from Eastern furnaces to keep the West supplied. Operations by the foundries are also materially restricted, some hav ing suspended operations entirely. The big rush for holiday goods With, jobbing houses is over, but reassOTling orders, not only for fancy articles hut for staples, arc coming in in liberal vol ume. The stock-taking period is at hand and all houses are busy. Mild weather has somewhat interfered with sales of heavy clothing, shoes, and rubbers, but there is a fair business. Wholesale gro cers say that the big rush of business for this year is over and they arc only looking forward to a moderate run of small orders. The sugar trust has ad vanced prices on refitted sugars lyje at Missouri river points. " A broadening in specula - Chicago. ,ivt ‘ trading with a vrv and continuous buying of wheat by the public assisted liy local professionals car ried the price* up 2c last week and Un close was within %<• of the top at a net gain of le. It was largely a sentimental market with the Southwest and Wall street leading the buying. May sold b* 77%r and closed at 77c with a gain of I<'. December touched 73%c, the highest point since the August bulge, and was 73c to 73%c at the close. The public is buying wheat because corn and oats arc high and they have become impressed with the belief that wheat is cheap at around 75c and consumption will be largo enough-to cat up the supplies and make stocks very low before the advent Of a new crop. They have bought all tho wheat offered and carried the price to u new level. No change has come to the corn situa tion from a supply and demand point within a week. Speculative* trade has been large, although it shows a falling off at the last as wheat became more at tractive. The local talent on the whole are not enthusiastically bullish on corn, hut the ’country is long and has bought the market to a standstill. This has kept it in a fairly healthy shape. The South ern and Southwestern demand is good, and shipments from here last week wore 1,183,00(1 bushels, or about half of last year’s, and exceeded receipts by nearly 700,000 bushels. Oats made anew high record last, we- k, selling freely at 4!!V>e for May, an ad vance of le front the low point made parly in the week. 'The elose was at a gain of Ms- for the week. De cember was within A4c of May early, but fell to l%c discount at the last, i • Flour is somewhat: lower than a your ago, while wheat is slightly higher flu relation Is-ing changed by tlie advanced price for by-product. Corn shows an ad vance of 74’4 per cent, outs 90 per cent, rye 28 per cent, barley 13 per cent, lran 12 per cent, potatoes 100 per cent, hogs 20 per cent, heel cap. le 11 per cent. Sheep are slightly lower. More striking con trasts are reflected in values at Kansas City and elsewhere iu the West. For 1(H) pounds of each Of twelve items of foodstuffs the present valuation represents $20.39, compared with $22.32 a year ago, or a gain of over 17 per cent. May pork advanced from $15.92% to $1i.77%, and the close was at SIO.OO, a net gain for the week of 82%c. January sold at the highest of the season, $10.40, or the same price as during the Septem ber excitement recovering the recent de cline. Chicago--Guttle, common to prime, $3,00 to $0.50; hogs, shipping grades, $4.25 to $0.15; sheep, fair to choice, $3.00 to $4.25; wheat. No. 2 red, 75c to 7fie; corn. No. 2. 02c to 03c; oats. No. 2, 12 c to 43c; rye. No. 2,58 cto 59c; hay, tim othy. $9.00 to $14.00; prairie, $5.50 to $13.50; butter, choice creamery, 22c to 24c; eggs, fresh, 23c to 25c; potatoes-, 71c to 84c pel- bushel. Indianapolis—Cattle, shipping, $3 00 t 050.15; $0.15; lmgs. choi-e light, S4.(HI to $5.00; sheep, common to prime, $2.50 to $2.75: wheat, No. 2,74 cto 75'-; corn, No. 2 white, new, 04c to 05c; oats, No. 2 white, 45c to 40c. St. Luois —Cattle, $4.50 to $0.25; hogs, $3.00 to $5.80; sheep, $2.50 to $3.75; wheat, No. 2, TO- to NO-; corn. No. 2, (21c to 04c; oats. No. 2, 44-- to 45c; rye, No. 2,04 cto o.x*. Cincinnati—Cattle. $3.00 to $5.50; h >gs, $3.00 to $0.15; sheep, $2.25 to s3.<)o; wheat, No. 2. 7Se to 79c; corn, No. 2 mixed, 04c to 05c; junta, No. 2 mixed, 45c to 40c; . ye. No. 2. 02 - to 03c. Detroit Cattle. $2.50 lo $5.00; !i->g<, S3 r to $5.50: sheep, $2.50 to $3.50; ' at, No. 2, To-- to 77c; corn. No. 2 ,„,low, 02c t-- '23-; oats, No. 2 white, 45c to 40c; rye ~5- to 56c. Toledo Wh'-at, No. 2 mixed, TV 'o 80c; corn. No. 2 mixed, 03<- to <t4e; oat*, No. 2 mix- 1, 42<- to 43c; rye. No. 2, 5H<- to 59.-; Hover seed, prime, $5.00. Milwaukee -Wheat, No. 2 north a ra, 72c to 73c; corn. No. 3,02 cto 03c; o its. No. 2 white, 45c to 4<k-: rye. No. 1 ss*; to Ode; barley, No. 2,01 cto 02c; pork ness. $10.17. Buffalo—Cattle, choice shipping sfc —s. $3.00 to $0.40; hogs, fair to prime. s3.o# to $0.15; sheep, fair to choice, $2.50 to $3.50; lambs, common to choice, $3.75 to $5.15. • New Y’ork—flattie. $3.75 to $5.90; bogs, $3.00 to $5.75; sheep, $2.50 to $3.50, wheat. No. 2 red, 81 <• to 82--; corn. No. 2. 080 to 01k;-; oats, No. 2 white, 51c to 52e; butter, creamery, 22c to 25c; eggs, west-1 era, 24c to 20c. Commercial Notes. Minneapolis wheat st s are in-re**, ing at the rate of 100,tM] bushels p*r j day. i Exporters have already engaged sho-'J space on several Atlantic liners as fi§ ahead as next June and July. - The sheep m**n of Utah. Wyoming an f Idaho are happy these days over th-i bright outlook for winter pasturage.