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E. B. THAYER. Publisher.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Supreme Court Decides Against
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”
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
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.
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,
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.
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
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
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
Cornell .24 Pennsylvania 0
Columbia 40 Carlisle 12
Dartmouth 22 Brown 0
Georgetown 22 Lehigh 0
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
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
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
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,
Bodies of Wreck Victims Con
sumed in Blazing Ruins.
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
* • *
The policy of the government should tie
to aid irrigation iu the several States and
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
* 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
* * •
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.
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.
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
“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
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.

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