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e. B. THAYER, Publisher. WAUSAU, - - . WISCONSIN. g. ■' ■■ ■' ■ ■ LEGACIES Foil MA.xY. ECCENTRIC NEW YORKER LEAVES QUEER WILL. i -A Fort tine f SIOO,OOO Lit Divided Ain out; Family of Friends in linei peeted Portions Witness V. lio Was' Contradicted by Lincoln Is Dead. William Augustus Tyler, known as mi; eccentric character, died a few days ag > and a will was found which disposed of: property amounting to nearly $100.006: to persons in various cities of the Unit es! States. Tyler was of a frugal dispo-: sit ion and though 82 years old enjoyed! the best of healtli until quite recently.' when without an overcoat <>r adequate; protection he walked from his home to Binghamton, a distance of five miles, and hack through a blizzard, contracting pneumonia, which pr >vcd fatal. The will which was offered for prohate, after pro viding handsomely for his wife and dis posing of numerous bequests to friends, gives $4,000 to Judge Edward I*. Kirby of Jacksonville, 111., Willis I*. Dickinson, who is said to have an office in the Ma sonic Temple of Chicago, is named for $&500 and Lewis Mason of Chicago, a conductor on the Chicago and Alton Kail mad, will receive SI.tKH) for courteous treatment accorded Mr. Tyler. Other Illinois persons named are Wilson Wood, $3,000: Iv. ■an Wood, $3,000; James an I Mary Wood, $3,000. FOLLOWS SISTER TO PRISON, Will Prince Fountl Guilty of Aiding in Murder of Brother-in-Law. Will I'rinee was found guilty of man slaughter in the fourth degree at Kansas City. His punishment was fixed at two years in the penitentiary. Prince was convicted of complicity in the murder of Philip H. Kennedy, who was shot and killed by his wife Jan. 10, 1901. Prince will appeal the case. Kennedy was con tracting agent of the Merchants’ Dis patch Transportation Company. He mar ried Lulu Prince under compulsion a month before he was killed, hut he re fused to live with her. Ilis wife's fath er and two brothers sought to compel him to support her. Because of their threats against Kennedy before the tra gedy Prosecutor liadlcy, acting upon the Jheory that they influenced Mrs. Ken nedy to fire the fatal shots, charged their with complicity in the crime. Mrs. Ken nedy was given a sentence of ten years. (1. \Y\ Prlnee, the fath'v, and Bert Prince, the other brother, tre yet to be tried. HISTORIC WITNESS IS DEAD. Kmomiiu Whose Talc Was Disproved by Abraham Lincoln Dies by Uu’*- Jnseph A. Douglas was killed the other night at his home in Lyndon, Kan., by falling front a load of corn. Mr. Douglas was the witness in the historical Arm strong murder trial in Illinois, when M il- Uam Armstrong was cleared by Abra ham Lincoln. Douglas swore at the trial that he saw young Armstrong strike the fatal blow, saying that the moon was very bright at the time. Mr. Lincoln thru produced an old almanac as his only witness, by which he proved that there was no moon on the night in question. Fire Destroys Big Plant, An early tire at Ilarmarville, Fa., on the West Pennsylvania Railroad, de stroyed $75,000 worth "f property and for n time threatened the entire place. The fire started in the plant of tile Dn spic.stu* Distributing Company, and before it was controlled consumed the main structure, a four story brick building, 'lie First Methodist Episcopal Church, post office, Thompson’s general store and several small buildings. Outlaws Fight for Ransom. Die Information (a Vienna newspaper) reports that two bauds of brigands are at war for the possession of Miss Stone, one being that whieh originally captured her, the other desiring to seize her now so as to claim the ransom. In an engagement between the two bands on the border be tween Turkey and Bulgaria the total casualties were twenty killed and twenty wounded. Two Killed in a Duel, liouis Chandlers and Telesen Trujillo fought a duel with pistols in a saloon at Bowen. Colo., in which Trujillo was kill ed instantly and Chambers received wounds from which he died several hours later. Dies Umler Fallen Wall. The Utica. N\ Y., Maennerchor build ing, or Music Hall, was destroyed by tiro. One fireman was killed. One was fatally and two were seriously injured. The building was valued at $100.00(1. Officers Will Be Removed. As the result of the investigation into the deaths from antitoxin at St. Louis the city bacteriologist and the janitor at the city chemist’s oltice are to be removed fmni office. Foot bull Leads to Death. William Senate. 22 years old. of Brook lyn. N. Y„ is dead from injuries received in a football game I'Yb. !, when he was kicked in the stomach. Pacific Steamer Wrecked. Pacific steamer Bertha lias been wrecked in Qiuam Charlotte Sound. Her passengers and crew were saved. Knossllde Kills Three. A disastrous snow slide, in which three lives were lost, occurred at Seowlarm. nr.tr Ketchikan. Alaska. Collision on the Fort Wayne. One man killed. one seriously injured, several cars consumed by tiro aud a lot of live stock slaughtered is the result of u collision of two Fort Wayne Railroad freight trains, near llaysviUe. Pa. After the collision the wreck took tiro and a number of ears wore consumed. Train Wrecked In Ohio, Yht ( \ Erie Railway was ditched near Mahon ing.' Ohio. Private car of Presideir Ramsey of the Walv.sh u included : n Che wreckage. One rar w is 'ita’iv hurt Change in Preshvte-ian Creed. **AU elect infants are -avod” U s -section in chapter 10 on t u si.lvati .:t >f infants, which has caused a -Hu; .f criticism to sweep a ant the Presbyterian Church for a hundred ye..rs. is to he changed. It is to be so modernised th.it none can assort the Presbyterian creed Minneapolis Hotel Lures. ■Fins destroyed the \ endome Hotel, a three-story building ;n The building is in the heart of the rota;, sec tion. but good work bv the tire depart ment confined the fl .es to the hotel. Many guests in the hotel had narrow es capes. The loss is estimated at $75,000 Robbers Make Good Hauls. Burglars broke into the postotfioe at Meyers Falls. Wash., took all the money mod stamps in sight and cut open many of the letters. The Spokane Falls and Northern station was .Cso visited, the **fe blown open by dynamite and several eapres- packages taken from it. Springfield. Ohio, Shops Burn. Tar elve manufacturing firms suffered a total loss of ail their stocks and machin ery and 1.000 men were thrown out of wwk when tire destroyed the East street •bops in Springfield. Ohio. The aggre gate ioaa is $700,000. LOST MINISTER IS FOUND, Settlement Worker Missing Since 1896 Is in San Francisco. After five years' absence Rev. Edward A. Waldo, formerly connected with ‘he University Settlement Society of New York City, has been heard from at San Francisco. Although detectives have searched this country and Europe, Waldo himself, after the long silence following his mysterious disappearance from New York in the summer of 1890, first sent word to his family, which long ago had given him up as dead. His brother. Geo. B. Waldo, an artist of New York, has started for San Francisco. It was to his aged father, Simon S. Waldo, one of the leading business men of New Haven. Uonn.. that the minister sent the letter. Realizing the probable fears of a joke, he had taken the precaution to have the letter countersigned by a San Francisco minister with whom lie is staying tempo rarily. Rev. Mr. Waldo left the head quarters of the New York Un’versify Settleinent.Soctety the afternoon of July 13. 1890. and between there and his home he disappeared. Detectives traced him as far as a Mississippi river town, where he was supposed to have hoarded a boat for New Orleans, bat there the clew ended. Once before Mr. Waldo dis appeared in a similar way. He labored in Chicago before going to New York, and while doing mission work there was lost often. He had been .raising a large fund to buy provisions for the poor of Chicago. Several weeks later he was found wandering aimlessly about the streets of Tallahassee. Fla. It was three weeks before he could tell his name. TELLS ROBBERY AND MURDER. Kansas Woman Confesses Complicity in a Double Crime. Khoda Taylor made a written confes sion to the police of Argentine. Kan., /hat Noah Long, who disappeared mys teriously from his home there a week ago. had been robbed and his body thrown into the Kaw river. Long was 'an old soldier and had drawn slllO pen sion money front the bank. He visited a saloon in Argentine that night, which .was the last! time he had been seen. Ac cording to tlje woman's confession. Henry ■Donohue and James Goff were with her .end I-amg at Donohue’s house on the night Long disappeared. Donohue taunt ed her with not being able to secure the Imoney from Long, who, it appears, had ;also paid her some attention. During ;the evening, she declared, the men rob .bed the old man aud then compelled her ■to start with him across a bridge over !the Kaw. While in the middle of the bridge the men caught up with them, held Long and ordered her to hurry on and not turn back. A moment later she heard a splash, she says, and knew that they had thrown long into the water. HINDOO TWINS CUT APART. Ligament Attaching Them Together Severed by Paris Surgeon. The Hindoo twins, Bodica and Doo dica, who since their birth have been joined together at the hips by a ligament of flesh, were cut apart the other day in Rousseau hospital, Paris. The operation, which was performed by Dr. Doyen, oc cupied twenty minutes. In severing the membrane connecting their bodies three arteries were cut, and blood to the amount of from thirty to forty grams was lost. The girls were suffering from tuberculosis, and the operation was de cided upon in the hope of giving the twins a stronger chance for life. The signs seemed to point to the absence of blood copiniunicutiou in the connecting liga nnjnt. FATAL FIRE IN CAR SHOP. President of I he Board of Education at Horton Loses His Life. The great car works of the Rock Island Railroad located in Horton. Kan., were swept by tire. Two lives wore lost aud property worth $250,000 was destroyed. The flames were first discovered in the hair-sorting room of the cabinet depart ment and spread with alarming vapidity. Employes on the second floor leaped through the windows, clambered down fire escapes and there were many narrow escapes. \V. 11. Davis, the oldest em ploye of the factory, was penned up and unable to get out. P. 11. MeKeon, super intendent of the Board of Education, plunged into the burning building and endeavored to rescue his old friend, bat both perished together. Detroit Bunk Is Closed. City Savings Bank of Detroit is closed because of operations of its vice-presi dent, Frank C. Andrews, who has been arrested on charge of wrongfully securing over $1,000,000 of the institution's funds. The institution has deposits of over $3,- 000.000, which directors hope to pay in full. Andrews turned over property worth nearly a million as part payment of claims against him. Dies Before Marriage Day. George Sutton, a grocer and a bachelor, 4G years old. was found dead in his broth er's store in Wichita. Kan. He had been shot and a revolver lay at his side. Indi cations point to suicide, although no mo tive is known. He was to be married the next Sunday and spent his last evening with his fiancee. The police suspect murder. Meet Death on the Rail. The locomotive of a freight train on the Lake Erie and Western road blew up at St. Mary's, Ohio, killing Engineer Edward Casey and Fireman Floyd Brown of Lima, aud injuring the head brakeraan. A number of cars were wrecked. A defective crown sheet is sup posed to have caused the explosion. Hanged for Murder. Frederick Schultz was hanged at S.nilt Ste. Marie, Out. One night in the first week of August last Schultz returned home intoxicated, and after a quarrel with Mrs. Craig, a woman who passed as his wife, deliberately shot her. II ( > was arrested, found guilty aud sentenced to death. Offers Body for Vivisection. Dr. James Edwin Russell, a Brooklyn physician, has made the startling offer of his life to science. Over his signature he invites physicians and surgeons to use Lis body as a subject for vivisection for one year’s time or until death, if he suc cumb to the experiments before the ex piration of twelve months. Hurt by Subway Explosion. An explosion of dynamite in rapid tran sit subway cotistrit :ion in New York hurled a piece of rock weighing thirty pounds through the plate glass door of the Grand Union Hotel and broke several windows in that esta dishiueut. Two persons were hurt by flying fragments. Man Kills Wife with Flatiron. Because she was about to secure a di vorce from him John Kay best his n fc to death with a flatiron in Topeka, Kan. He then attempted to take his ctra life by hanging himself from a bridge near his home. He was ent down before life was extinct and revived. Death Due to Fall. I . A. Garner, assistant superintendent of the American Express Company, died in Omaha, Neb., from the effects of a fall on an icy sidewalk. He had been in the service of the company for thirty years. He left a widow and six children. Death Tells Secret. Death has disclosed the name of the man who stole the famous Gainsborough painting of the Duchess of Devonshire. Adam Worth, noted in the criminal an nals of the world, is the man. He died Jan. 10. Great Fire in Paterson. N. J. Fire in Paterson. N. J.. destroyed tnra ty-six blocks, consuming 500 dwellings in addition to the main business section of the city, and causing a loss of $10,000.- 000. Tried to Pass Forged Checks. A young man who gave his name as R. G. Sutton of New Orleans, bat who was subsequently identified as Ray Sut- ton Garlick of Tacoma, has been arrest ed in Saa Francisco on charges of for gery and obtaining goods by false pre tenses. Representing himself as the nephew of William Alvord. president of the Bank of California. Garlick bought a gold watch and a diamond ring from W. E. Vandersliee & Cos. and offered ;n payment a check for SIOO. to which Mr. Alvord's signature was forged. MAY' CASH INDIAN TRUST FUNDS. Plan to Dixide $75,000,000 Among the Various Tribes. Secretary Hitchcock and Commissioner of Indian Affairs Jones are now engaged in the formulation of a policy which, if approved by Congress, will result in the payment by the federal government of nearly $75,000,000 to the Indian tribes throughout the country within the next few years. The plan contemplates the cashing of the Indian trust fends which the government has held in trust for the Indians and upon which it has been pay ing them interest at the rate of 5 per cent per annum. The Oteos have on deposit with the treasury $717,000. There are 202 members of the tribe, so that they will receive approximately $2,000 each. The Pawnees have a trust fund of $400,- 000 and a permanent annuity fund of *000.900. making a total of $1.1X10.000. There are 000 members of the tribe, so that they will receive a per capita pay ment of approximately $1,900. The Pawnees have only $50,000, while the Towankas have $30,000. The Kaws have a trust fund of $135,000 and a treaty fund of $135,000, making a total of $270,000. DIVORCED \\ ll l-f AS SKR\ ANT. Mrs. Elliott Is Atoning for Her Folly— Kan Off With Coachman. Alfred F. Elliott, a wealthy resident of Cadiz, Ohio, has his divorced wife work ing for him as a servant. She ran away with his coachman a year ago. Then tfie man deserted her and she came hack to beg her husband’s forgiveness. He would not give her this, but agreed to engage her as a paid servant, because “the chil dren would find her useful.” Mrs. Elliott accepted the situation thankfully She taken the orders of her husband and her children more humbly than if she were a servant girl engaged in the ordinary way. Not only does Mrs. Elliott humbly take orders from the family, but also from the cook. She helps in the witchen, cleans her husband's and her children’s shoes, waits at table and generally acts as a maid of all work. She is a refined and educated woman. Her former hus band and the children address her as “Mary” while she always says “Sir” to Elliott. The children have been told that they must never speak to her or of her as their mother. SAW RICHARDSON MURDERED. Reported Discovery of an Eyewitness of St. Joseph Crime. Prosecuting Attorney Boober of St. Jo seph, Mo., claims lie has at last secured an eye-witness to the murder of Million aire Frank Richardson at his home in Savannah. Mo., on Christmas eve. 1900. Prosecutor Boolier for several days has been in communication with a man at Council Bluffs. lowa, who has given him the details of the murder. The name of this man Mr. Ilooher refuses to reveal. The man said he had broken into the Richardson home to secure something to eat. While he was there Richardson came home and was shot by a man who had been visiting with a woman in the parlor. This man claims to have seen the light that preceded the murder. PAYS AFTER FORTY YEARS. Sends Boyhood Friend $lO in Letter, So He May Die in Peace. For over forty years, haunted by the nrunory of a small crime committed when a hoy, and making reparation in his old age that he might die in peace, is the story revealed in a letter received by Albert Morse of Bowling Green. Ohio. The letter contained a draft on a Chi cago bank for $lO, and the writer stated that over forty years ago. when they ’were boys together, he had stolon the $lO from Morse when Morse was sleep ing. and that the burden of guilt on his soul was sueii that he could not die in peace. Mr. Morse never knew he had lost $lO that way. ASK EXPULSION OF FRIARS. Insular Presidentes of Philippines Plan Petition to Papal Delegate. The insular presidentes will present a petition to Mousiguore Sbarretti, the apostolic delegate in the'Philippines, or. liis arrival at Manila from Rome, pray ing for the expulsion of the t’riars and friar bishops in the interest of the church, as tile Filipinos consider them unfit to serve in the house of God. A majority of the presidentes have already signed the petition. Negro Is Lynched in Kentucky. At Xicholasville, Ky.. Thomas Brown, a negro, aged 10, who attacked Miss Em ma Powell, a IG-ycar-old school teacher, was taken to the home of his victim and fully identified. As the officers were en deavoring to get the prisoner back into the jail he was seized by a mob of 200 determined citizens, led by the girl’s brother, and hanged in the court house yard. Settles Young’s Shortage. The bond company which was surety for the late Stuart U. Young, formerly city treasurer of Louisville, who commit ted suicide last November after a short age in his accounts had been discovered, sent to Mayor Grainger a check for $42.- 404. covering the entire amount of tiie shortage, with the exception of $332, which was paid by Cos!. Bennett LI. Young, father of the dra I official. Schooner Burns at Sea. An unknown three-masted schooner was burned at sea. The schooner came to a point r'.hout six miles off shore in a northeast direction from Cape May light house. New Jersey, an ! was caught u tiie ice fields flowing out of Delaware bay. Made Homeless by Fire. Fire burned a row of frame dwellings in South Chicago. II!.. and rendered eighteen families homeless- The suffer ers were forced into the street in scanty attire and lost nearly all their personal effects. The loss of the buildings was about SIO,OOO. Death of Marin Hatpin. Maria Ilalpin. who figured in the first C vein;. 1 campaign. di> 1 at her bom- in Koeai'lo, x. Y„ wlit -in- ia-1 b.—n l.Uag quietly for several years a- the .;r v of Wallace Hunt. The cause of her death was pneumonia. Bulgarian Minister Is slai’i. M. Kamtcbeff. the Bulgarian minister of public instruction was assassinated in his study by a Macedonian who pre- The assassin subsequently committed Helen Hay Is Married. One of the most important social events of the season in Washmgton took place at noon Thursday, when Miss Helen Hav, daughter of Secretary nn! Mrs Hay. was married to Pay no Whitney of New York City. Minors Agree to Old Scale. In a -secret session the massed delegates of the United Mine Workers, acting finally upon the advice of their national officers, adopted the report of the joint scale committee, which reaffirmed the scale of 1901 as a whole. Born in a Lodging House. The Empire Hotel, a three-story lodg ing house fof men in St Louis, burned and ten men and one woman were cre mated. Eight others are badly injatod. The property loss is $20,000. Big Fire* in Chicago. Two big firvs in the downtown district of Chicago caused destruction of property worth $222,000. Gage millinery store and Trade building damaged. SECTION OF PATERSON, N. J., WHICH WAS DEVASTATED BY THE GREAT EIRE. 'NIUUJi HJULJL l —l i POTT" p| YOUNG ROOSEVELT BETTER. Ini provement in the Condition of the President’s Son. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., young, son of the President, who has been seriously ill at Groton, Mass., with double pneumonia, showed enough ini provement Wodu‘ s “teddy” boosevelt lad’s bedside, and so alarming was his condition that the President and Sec retary Cortelyou immediately followed. The boy was reported to have more than held his own all day, and that his condi tion was favorable. Hopefulness was increased by an additional and voluntary report on Mr. Cortelyou’s part at 8 o’clock in the evening that the lad was in better condition than at the same time the previous night, although he said there had not been much change during the day—meaning that the favorable condi tion of the morning had been practically maintained. An interesting event of the day was the receipt of a telegram from Ambassa dor Pauncefote at Washington, convey ing King Edward’s expression of sym pathy for the President and hope for the speedy recovery of his son. Emperor William of Germany also sent a message of sympathy. Mr. Long, Secretary of the Navy, arrived unexpectedly early in the afternoon. President Roosevelt was in the sick room at the infirmary when word MBS. ROOSEVEI.T. of Secretary Long’s arrival was sent to him. Secretary Icing remained about an hour. Secretary Cortelyou said after he had gone that the visit was purely a per sonal one. Secretary Long said frankly that the boy was better, and that both the President and his wife were much encouraged. TROOPS TO GUARD PRESIDENT. Anti-anarchy Bill Favorably Reported with Two Amendments. The committee on judiciary of the Sen ate made a favorable report on the lloar anti-anarchy bill with two important amendments. The principal features of the bill are that it prescribes the death penalty l’or all persons who shall attempt the life of the President or any official in the line of succession or who shall aid such would-be assassin to escape cap ture: also for any one who shall attempt in this country tiie life of the chief ruier of another nation. Imprisonment for not exceeding ten years is prescribed for all who threaten, advise or instigate such assassination. The Secretary of War is authorized and directed to select and detail, from the regular army, a sufficient number of officers and men to guard and protect the person of ;fie l*resideut of the United States without any unnecessary display. The provision regarding threats and ut terances against the life of the President is very drastic. It provides that any per son who shall, within the limits of the United States or place subject to the jur isdiction thereof, by spoken words or by written words, uttered or published, threaten to kill, or advise, or instigate another to kill, the President or the Vice- President of the United States, or any officer thereof upon whom the power and duties of the office of President of the United States may devolve under the constitution and laws, shall he punished by imprisonment not exceeding ten years. CLEAR PRESBYTERIAN CREED. Sections on Predestination and Elect infants Made Plain. Predestination and elect infants have been finally dispo- -d of <o a- the Presbyterian .-elision committee sitting in Philadelphia ■- concerned. In regard to the former the committee decided on the form of a declaratory statement, de claring that the doctrine of predestina tion is held in harmony with God’s love for all mankind, and that no man is con demned except on the ground of his own sin. The declaratory statement regarding o’—t infants adopted by the committe: rts that the Presbyterian Uhtm-h does not ‘each that those dying in In fancy are but that all dying in in fancy are included in the election of ' These declaratory statements received the unanimous approval of the commit tee. and are intended to make clear cer tain passages in the ooE.-ssion of faith. The members of the committee deny that the doctrine of infant damnation was ever taught in the American Presbyte rian Church, aud declare that their ac tion will not change the creed of the church. Boston Publishers Assign. Small, Maynard & Cos., publishers <>? Boston, have made an assignment. No statement of assets and liabilities can be given at present. The trouble is attrib uted by the assignee to bad judgment in handling finances during this past year. Gen. Booth, the leader #f the (f.iiva t: -n army. Ut* inaugurated a sqv:al temperance campaign a> a feature of the work of the army daring the present year. H. A. Drake, a braketnan on the Mis souri Pacific, living at Council Grove, Jkan_ fell from his train and was killed. AMERICAN GIRL MAY WED A PRINCE. MISS LENA MORTON. I Lis royal highness Prime Victor Em manuel of Savoy, Count of Turifi, first cousin of the King of Italy, is coming to the United States once more. It is reported from Rome that a love affair is the cause of this journey, and that the object of the royal devotion is a beautiful American heiress. Persons fa miliar with society, both in this country and abroad, say that no other heiress can he intended tlinu Miss Lena Morton, daughter of Hon. Levi P. Morton, ex- Vice-President of the United States aud ex-Governor of the State of New York. The report is coyly denied by the Mor ton family, but it is evident that the af fair is at a stage where no definite an nouncement can b-> made. She is a beauty and an heiress.- jcinnati Post. PEARSON STEPS OUT. Resigns from University anil (Juits Methodist Church. Charles William Pearson, professor of English literature at Northwestern Uni versity for thirty years, b. s tendered his resignation, and the p — . ... is admitted that the cause of ins \ severing the con- Methodism, yet it t’KOE. iearson. is asserted by the trustees that the ac tion was entirely voluntary on his part, and that no pressure was used by that body. Prof. Pearson lias made a clean sweep in leaving the Methodists, i.ud has also asked for and received a letter of dis missal from the First Methodist Church of Evanston, of wliieh lie lias been a member for years. Since Prof. Pearson’s announcement that in his estimation the miracles should not he credited as true, a storm of criticism from one end of the country to the other has been heard from Methodists. LORD DUFFERIN DEAD. Was Former Governor of Canada aud Viceroy of India. The Marquis of Dufferin died Wednes day at his Irish seat, Clandeboye, sur rounded by all the members of his family, except Lord Frederick Blackwood, who is with his regiment in India, nnd Lady Clandeboye, wife of his eldest son, who was compelled to remain in L r.don. In the death of laird Duff* .-in corn* to an end. under conditions saddened by re ceut financial disaster, the most brilliant, and picturesque diplomatic career of the Victorian era. He was former Governor of Canada and V iceroy of India. Ms s&* 1 atersou, X. J., at last lias made it hot for its anarchists. If those bandits don’t hasten Miss Stone may die of old age. Perhaps Hobson’s weak eyes explain his indiscriminate kissing exploits. The British war scandal appears to be approaching the embalmed mule stage. Crowned heads of Europe and Asia are just learning that the United States is a good place to visit. British statesmen stand ready to end the war. as they have stood for sorns time, bat the Boers will not let them. Ninety-four political prisoners have es caped from the Columbian government —enough to start a dozen revolutions if bition to make the surplus look like 30 cents and endeavor earnestly to cause it Mrs. Leslie M. Shaw’s first reception iu Washington was largely attended and now the ladies of the capital know Whether r not the lowa dressmakers are We shall next be told that Spain was the only friend we had in EurojK.- at the breaking <>ut of the war and that it trie 1 Mia St fc-oiing around in the mountains with a will he iu great IncK if a detachment of the brigands does not surround them some night and take it away from them. looters will shed tears to read that $48,000,000 in gold and -liver was buried in Pekin all the time and they did not find it. A bad kind of railroad merger i t that in which two moving trains try to pass on the same track in the center of a dark tunnel. Dewet’s last gun has been ct ptnred. bnt he still has the last ditch hid away in the mountains where FPebeier has not been able to find it. If the government will kindly make the new piece the same size and thickness as the nickel the public can find a use for it wherever a slot machine yawn*. CITY SWEPT BY FIRE; BUSINESS SECTION OF PATER SON, N. J., IN RUINS. Flames, Starting in Car Sheds Are Fanned by Gale tintit Twenty-six City Blocks Are Burned Over uud Ten Millions Damage Done. The business district of Paterson. X. .T.. has been wiped out by flames. In addition 500 houses and apartment buildings are but heaps of ashes. Quo thousand fami lies are homeless. The acres of desola tion marking the path of the uncontrolla ble fire that raged sixteen hours were cov ered Saturday night with buildings which with their contents were valued at $lO,- 000,000. Flames Start in Car Barns. The fire began its work of far-reaching destruction at the power house of the Jer sey City, Hoboken and Paterson Traction Company, which fronted on Broadway and extended a block to the rear on Van Iloutcn street. It commenced in the ear shed, catching, it seems probable, from a neglected car stove, and was burning fiercely when one of the employes detect ed it. It was leaping through the roof and the gale was lifting it in forks anil j swirls when the fire apparatus came clanging into Broadway. Alain and A'a a Ilrtuten. The men tried to hem in the blaze, but it speedily crossed Van Honten street in one direction. Alain street in another, and. gaining vigor as it went, burned un checked down into the business district. Every piece of tire mechanism in lie city was called out, but lire and gale were masters. A great torch at fame rose high in the air, lighting up the country for miles and carrying a threat and warning to the peo ple and pijjperty'in its path. There ’were I efforts to rescue furniture and stock, but. the speed with-V’hlch the fire moved gave the rescuers little time. Property was often moved to a place of presumed safe ty, only to be reached and eventually do stroyed. i Races to the City Hull. Alain street was soon arched over with a canopy of fire for a block, and then for two blocks as the flames fastened them selves upon building after building. Calls for relief went out to every city in that portion of the State and the jaded fire men labored on through the hopeless hours of the morning. The City Hall, a magnificent structure, surmounted by a great clock tower, situated on Washing ton, Ellison and Alarket streets, finally caught and with it went all of the splen did business structures that surrounded it. They made a great furnace of tire that burned with a fierce roar. There was a series of explosions and scores of walls fell when the fire left them strengthless. Flying firebrands car ried the conflagration over some buildings and around others, and it therefore burn ed in an irregular course. These brands finally cleared the tracks of the Erie Railroad and ltamnpo avenue, and alight ing on Straight street, started another great area of fire, in which the destruc tion and desolation wrought were nearly us great as in the other. Second Fire Started in Purk Avenue. Tliis sjecond great lire started at the angle of Park avenue and Washington street and swept almost unchecked until on these two thoroughfares there was no more fuel. On the right hand side of Market street it encountered Sandy Hill cemetery as a barrier to check it. but on the left hand side at Carroll street it claimed St. Joseph's Church, a great classic stone building. It was in this second great (ire that the volunteer firemen from the outside cities did their most heroic and effective work. They fell back only when they had to, and when the natural obstacle interposed they seized the chance and stopped the fire. The fire, destructive as it was, caused but three deaths. Two men were fatally injured and one aged woman died of ex citement. ELEVEN DIE IN FIRE. Hotel Guests in St. Bonis Perish at Nglit. Eleven persons perished in a fire which destroyed the Empire Hotel, a three story lodging house at 11700 and 2702 Olive street, St. Louis. Eight others were seriously hurt in leaping from win dows or burned as they tied through the blazing hallways. The dozen who escaped before the fire caught them fled to the street in their night clothes and were severely frost bit ten. There were about forty persons in the hotel, and it is believed all are ac counted for. The building and contents were destroyed at a loss of S2O.UK>. FLAMES VISIT JEFSEY CITY. Mammoth Pier and Other Property Worth $.->OO,OOO I Destroyed. Jersey City had a $500,000 fire Sunday. One of the eight mammoth piers of tin Lehigh Valley Railroad Company, on th< south side of what is known as th< ’•gap,” and located west of Washingtoi street, was burned to the water's edge. It was built twelve years ago at a cost of SIOO,OOO. In it were stored when the fire started 200 car loads of flour, valued at s2t>o.ooo; 8,000 bags of sugar, 5,000 bags of peas, thousands of boxes r>f flaked oats and innumerable cases of canned beans nml other vegetables. Bin Loss in Brooklyn Fire. An official estimate of the damage done by the fire which destroyed the plant oi the Shaboldt Manufacturing Company in Brooklyn. X. Y.. fixes the loss at $300.- 000. Fourteen people were injured and taken to the hospitals and a number of others were attended by ambulance phy sicians on the spot. Cti*rc < 1 crev. The Rev. F. 8. Penfold has been made assistant at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Quincy, 111. The Rev. E. S. Stuck* r, pastor of the Baptist Church at 8 . i;h Bead, ind., has resigned to enter the evangelistic field. The Rev. J. H. Parsons, late of the Episcopal diocese of Chicago, has taken up mission work in Grand Rapids, Mich. The members of the Baptist Church at Kenosha, AA’-is . whose meeting house was burned, will rebuild the church ass >n The burning of the Baptist Church at Kenosha, AA’is.. caused a total loss of $14,000, of which $4,000 was covered by insurance. Alethodists of Ontralia, 111., have de cided to erect anew house of worship next summer. The new building will cost about $15,000. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Mil waukee, has secured as rector the Rev. Philip G. Duffy, formerly of St. Mark's Church, Oconto, AY;-. The Cumberland Presbyterian dumb of East Liberty, Pa., baa pnrebae u a desirable property adjoining the church and will construct a chapel annex w,th in the next two years. St. Thomas' Komar Catholic Church of j Waterford. Wis., celebrated it* golden jubilee with fitting accessories. On the same day anew $4,000 parsonage was dedicated. The parishioners of St. Rose's Roman Catholic Church, Racine. Wis., have de cided to erect anew church building next year. The cost of the new building will be about $35,000. As soon as the new passenger station of the Chicago and Northwestern Rail way at Racine, Wis. is completed the old one will be removed to a position adjoining St. Stephen’s Episcopal Mis sion, where It will be used as a gfliid halL j Congress."} The House on Friday passed the legis lative. executive and judicial appropria tion bill, the second of the regular supply b : ss. It carries 525.171.9tt9. which is $503,721 in excess of the current law. Only two amendments of importance were adopted. One provides for a com mission to todistrict the leg Ula ive dis tricts of Oklahoma, and the other author izes the President, in his discretion, to cover into the civ i! service the temporary clerical force emlloyed on account of th*> war with Spain.* 'll ere are aln it 1.250 of those clerks s 'ill in the serv e. By the terms of the amendment the Presi dent must place ::! or none of them under the civil service.! The Philippine llfifl bill was taken tap early in the Senam. The ses.-ion was notably quiet. Mr. I in ner of Washington delivered a carefully prepared speech ’on the general Philip pine question, and had not concluded when the bill was livid aside for the day. lie discussed particularly the legal and constitutional questions involved in the government and t f )i. ro! of the Ptdlippine archipelago by th* United States After the adoption of minor amendments the pension appropriation bill was passed early in the session. The House on Saturday devoted an hour to the transaction of minor business and the remainder rf the day to eulogies on the life and public services of the late Representative Burke of Texas. General debate* on the oleomargarine bill was closed Monday. The friend a of the bill have decided ro offer an amend ment to make the 10-cent tax apply to oleomargarine, in Imitation of butter, “of any shade of yellow.” The amendment is designed to meet the charge of the op ponents of the bill that without this amendment *h- language of the bill might be construed to absolutely prohibit the sale of oleomargarine. Throughout near ly the entire session of the Senate the Philippine tariff bill was under consid eration. Mr. Turner (Wash.) concluded his speech begun, the previous Friday on the legal and constitutional phases of the Philippine question. He held in the main that as the Filipino* had establish ed an independent government in the isl ands prior to the full of Manila, the United States under the principles of in ternational law had no right in the isl ands. Mr. Teller (Colo.) took the floor to deliver a speech an the pending measure, but had scarcely introduced his argument before he requested that he be allowed to continue liis address the next day. By a vote of 155 to 10(1. the opponents of the oleomargarine bill forced adjourn ment in the House late Tuesday after noon before the bill had been disposed of. The temporary defeat of the (till was complete, but not squarely upon its mer its. The dairy forces were repeatedly routed during the day. Without compe tent leaders the “cowboys,” as the friends of the bill have been dubbed, wire fre quently stampeded. The unusual aud wholly unexpected spectacle was present ed of a measure that was supposed un questionably to command the support of a *>.ife majority, being torn to pieces and kicked about the chamber. The joint resolution proposing a constitutional amendment making the commencement and termination of Congress and of the President’s and Vice-President’s terms of office the last Thursday in April instead of. the 4th day of March was taken up in the Senate, and after -ome opposition by Air. Stewart of Nevada was passed. The amendment is to become effective with the expiration of the Fifty-eighth Con gress ill April. 1005. It is believed the House will concur in the resolution. If it does President Roosevelt’s term of office will be extend' and nearly two in >nths. A stirring debate on the general Philip pine question was precipitated in the Sen ate late in the day. the principal partici pants being Air. Platt of Connecticut, a ’id Mr. lloar of Massachusetts. Tlte House of Representatives on-Wed nesday passed the oleo bill. The test of strength of the contending forces entile oil the motion of Mr. Wadsworth of Now York to refer the bill back to the. com mittee on agriculture, with instructions to report the substitute or minority oeas tire. This motion was defeated by ?i ma jority of forty-four, the vote being 1152 to 118. AVar claims ori-upied the attention of the House after the passage <-f the oleomargarine bill, and the day was made notable for the passage of the first I*sll for the payment of elaitns of United States citizens arising cut, of the Spanish war. It carried something over $53,000 for the payment of 202 lainis for proper ty taken within the l nifed State for the use of the army. *An omnibus bill carrying claims uggi-cluting $2.11 3 .552 for stores and *upplie* Itaken from -oyal citizens during the Civil War also! wits passed. These claims were allowed un der the provisions of the Bowman act. and the bill was identical with one puss ed by the House at the last session, l’vvo other bills, which have been Indore •’on gross for twenty-eight, years, to refer cer tain claims for additional compensation by the builders of certain monitors dur ing tile Civil War to tll> court of (-brims, were passed. AN'itli mli • exception of a sharp clash between Mi Lodge and Mr. Patterson over the mat er of admission of representatives of tlr- press to tli • in ' I tic is c.uniuctitic. the 'fi cti--ion of tie Piniipjiine tariff' >i,'l in I: S.-n tic tv.-i --quiet. Asr. Teller oocstpjed the attention of the Senate during ;th>; great, r part oi the session, and diet not conclude lip speech before adjournment. ' Wnftbitigtotn Notes*. Congressman Ncwlatnd* has iotrodi.ee*' a bill providing for stsdefiood for Cuba. Porto Rican importer- have asked tin government to reimburse-'them for mettej paid for duties. ' 1 Structure to cost $7.00.000 is pl.-iriu* for State Department and Depart uieiri <> J ustieo. i Admiral Schley h:h riven a SI,OOO piano by sonic on*- vi es,- identity is uu known. House of Roprt-entatjves ill n-is: uy attempt of tic- Senate to ■ :er ta • iff by reciprocity treat i* s. , The llmi-i- pa-sell hi, ao>r .p M 5.545 to pay f>r damages > explosion of enis.>n 1,1 ( i -"-"- Seeretary Root lias pWf f•' plan for handling insula'' aff lira to ri himself of acting as colonial secretary. tor I-'ryc has Pit -I pi ••• I * MU P'O V Ming that t:.•* i-.tnu*:iof tin- ttia ride corps shall have 'ln, rank, pay tilt allowances of a major general of :b< ; Secretary of tin* Navy Lori* is to 're tire from the cabinet s sou - tin | Schley case .in* been decided. G>v I It in nd < ■ ! The X.'.vy Department In - I*oll adii j ed bv Admiral Iliggi: util, * -i the N . th At i:iri - , ta;.: • the five-inch gmi* of the K< a marge b'**t while the ship wa* at target practice No one is reported to l.ne i* ri injured. President Roosevelt has indorsed tbe report of the board recommending hon ors for the heroes r.f tie Caban cam paign with one exception, aud that *s himself. Senator and Mrs. Bantu rare a recep tion at the AEmgton. which was att* n 1- ; by 1.500 guest*. Diplomatic “orps and all branches of the government were largely represented. The Navy Department s about to •ex periment with Texas oil. An estimate amounting to $20,000 is to be sent to Congress and if it i .appraved, a *npp y of oil wiii be obtained aud tested to as certain whether or not "it can be used m *h place of coal as fuel lot the navy. [~7~ ~ j The volume of business HfW T OrK. I was somewhat afiectgd ’during the last week by dis agreeable weather conditions. Trade was. not seriously interfered with, however, and orders continue to multiply in most manufacturing lines. It is natural to ex pert less activity in many directions in February, just before the spring b .si iies*j gets well under way. I'.ic surprising and growing demand by home consumers for iron and steel pro ducts has placed tin* country, according to slime authorities, close to a famine in s teei. The primary cause of this great consumption ;s the universal prosperity in tile l liited States. If tile last year had not contained so bright a promise tor trade and the new year had not open ed so auspiciously tliis demand would not have arisen. But the encouraging sound ness of business emboldened railroads t* add to track facilities and equipment an '. manufacturers to expand. " heto the competitive export trade was sought a year ago by the makers of iron and steel, the home trade to-day makes demands they are not able to meet. So far above the capacity of the ltomc mills are these demands that fur ther imports from Germany an under consideration. The German mannfaetur ers have an opportunity now to get rid of their surplus stocks. There is talk *>! bringing back to this country foundry iron sold in l!h)l to European buyers. It is estimated that two-thirds of this year’s output of pig iron has already been dis posed of. For prompt shipments pre miums are offered. Eastern producers of pig have decided on an advance of s<i cents a ton. The structural aud bridg*- company of the United States Steel Cor poral ion is said to be sold ten months ahead. The busy state of the iron and steel trade is drawing some outside capital inti, the erection of new plants, lint tnc policy of the steel corporation to avoid advancc in prices tends to cheek activity in that, direction. The independent companies in the iron aud steel business are advancing prices, although the steel corporation is not doing so. Those companies intend tv, get front the consumers all the consumers, are willing to pay. The copper market is quiet. The largo sales at low prices to consumers have stocked them up for a shot-, time to come, and. with the smaller demand which this will i**ad to, there is a belief that lower prices* may bo reached again. Tip- strike in Rhode Island plants of the American Woolen Company is stiL going on. The company is tilling its or ders .without hindrance, as the closed plantj* turn out only one-seventh of its total I'titput. The United Aline Workers have finally decided to sign last year’s scale, but peace may not be kept through the year. I p, I‘lans for the construction LniCdQO. of several downtown build 1 , —lings will be advanced rap idly in view of the Council's action in removing the bar to high fireproof struc tures., Contracts for structural material noedejl for new buildings are in view, and whilejthey add In the already overtaxed, condition of structural mills, contractors and builders believed they will be able to get needed material. Building permits issued in January in Chicago represent n larger outlay than in tiny January since 1804. Improvement in the real estate market continues. Cotton is quiet, with the statisticians still at loggerheads ns to the crop. Sfn pie cottons are no more active, home buyers confining themselves to the supply of immediate needs. Demand for export purposes was limited. J*-libers are confi dent of a larger business this year than last. Prices of wool hold firm, but do m.epl is moderate. The output of New England shoe factories is larger this year than last. The leather market is active. Slight improvement is reported in bides. An agreement has been made between the Ktandar 1 Oil Company and four in dependent concerns to advance prices one cent it gallon. That absolute monopoly of the oil industry which the great cor poration would be glad to have is not enjoyed by it. Alny wheat was rather quiet, but near ly steady, the net result of the week being a loss of to V\e. A lighter demand caused weakness in Alny corn and a net loss of U,sc. The crop situation is being watched closely by stock market opera tors. The mousy market holds at 4 to 5 per cent and the demand is good. The Bank of England made a further reduction of one-half of 1 percent In its discount rate, flie second in two weeks. The rate now is 3 per cent. Gold exports of 81.250,000 were made to Europe from New York. Chi (’.ii th-. , .million to prime, $3.50 to SU.SU; hogs, shipping grades, $4.25 to $15.43; sheep, fair to choice, $3.00 to $5.25; wheat. No. 2 red, 83c to Hlc; corn. No. 2,58 cto si)e; oats. No. 2. lie to 42c; rye, No. 2, ~3c to (50e; hay, tim othy. s!>.<*) to s 13.50; prairie, $5.50 to $11.50; better, choice creamery, 24c to 27c; eggs, fresh, 23c to 20c; potatoes. 75c to Bt)c per bushel. Indianapolis -(’attic, shipping, $3.00 to $•, 50; hogs, choice light, $4.00 to $0.30. sheep, common to prime, $2.50 to $3.50; wheat. No. 2,85 cto 80c; corn. No. 2 white, new, 03e to (44c; outs. No. 2 while, 4*ie to 47c, St. Louis Cattle, $4.50 to $0.50; hogs, $3.00 to $0.25; sheep, $2.50 to $4.75; wheat. No. 2. S.V* to 80c; corn. No. 2. s!>c to OOe; oats. No 2,43 cto 4 4c; rye. No. 2,01 cto 02c. Cincinnati Cattle, $3.00t0 $0.00; hogs, $3.00 to $0.35; sheep. $2.25 to $4.25; wheat. No. 2. B!>e to txtc; corn. No. % mixed, 03c to 04c; oat*, No. 2 mixed, -4i'k* to 47c; rye. No. 2. (Km.- to 08c. I : -Cattle, $2.50 to $5.50; hogs, s;;.(* to 80.15; sheep, $2.50 to $4.00; wheat. No, 2. KOe t > 87c; corn. No. 3 yellow, 58- to 5Ue; mts, No. 2 white, 45e to I'kv, rye. 01c to 02c. Toledo- \Vli. at. No. 2 mixed. SOe to 87e; coni, No. 2 'nixed, 58c to 50>:; oat*. No. 2 r-ii.v 1,43 cto 44c; rye. No. 2,01 c to 02e clover seed, prime, $5.07. Mi uk‘ Wheat, No. 2 northern, 70- to 75 -; corn. No. 3,58 cto 59c; oata. No. 2 white, 45e to 4*4 ; ry - . No. 1, 59<- to do-: barley. No. 2,03 cto (41c; pork, mess, sls-80. Buffalo- ('attic, choice shipping steer*. .:;(** tn $0.75; h fair to prime, $3.30 j,, jtil Ad; i. fa r to choice, $2.1*0 t* $4.90; 1 mb-, common to choice, $3.75 to $0.25. v w York Cattle, $3.75 to $0 15, hoy*, s;;.<*> t" so.3'): sheep, $2 50 to $5.00; wheat. No. 2 red. 80c to 87c; corn. No. 2, 0;>- t.. 67c; * !s. No. 2 white. 48. t > 49c. butter, creamery, 23c to 28-.-; egg-, wort em. 2d- to 38c. The United States Philippine commie si n ha* appropriated $5,000 for improv ng rho harbor of Iloilo and $3 000 to Iwr xpended on the Cagelyan river, in north ern Luzon. Near Kingman, Kan.. Roth Diem. 15 years old, was killed by the accidental di*ehare -of a shotgun he was taking off a sled while out in a field hauling fod-lcr. A poitofflce has ts-en established ad Nare -so, I. TANARUS., with William H. Farrwtt a* post mister. * The poH”office at Cedar Grove, Mo., ha* been re-* *tablihe*l, with Jamea C. I*eri aa postniaster.