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A Sacramento Girl Com
mits Suicide by
Poisoning .
Admonitions of Her Lover to
Reform Her Ways Made
Her Angry.
After Leaving: Him She Buys Car
bolic Acid and Swallows the
Fatal Draught.
Sacramksto, March 10.— A young woman
named Georgie Montgomery ended her
life this morning by swallowing the con
tents of a two-ounce vial of carbolic acid
at the residence of her parents, 111:; J!
Mreet, in this city. The cause of the act is
supposed to lie a misunderstanding which
she is reported to have had with her lover,
who is employed in a down-town barber
The girl left her home Saturday evening
at 7 o'clock, apparently in the best of
spirits. She promised to return at an early
hour. About midnight the girl's mother
was awakened by her cries for help, and
rushing into her daughter's room, found
her tossing in agony upon her couch. She
asked what was the matter, and was horri
fied to learn that the daughter bad taken
poison. The services of a physician were
procured, but every antidote applied was
ineffectual and she soon died.
Miss Montgomery's parents are respect
able people, her father being an old resi
dent of Sacramento, who several years
hack was engaged in the undertaking busi
ness but at present is in the employ of the
Southern) Pacific Railroad Company as a
carpenter. The girl herself has been way
ward and has associated with unworthy
characters. In fact, the misunderstanding
she had with her lover was on account of
her associates and because she had been
teen in a dancehouse. Before she left home
last night her mother besought her to give
up her method of life and she would en
deavor to furnish her ample means for en
Efforts at Sacramento to Propagate Its
Sacramento. March 10. — Senator E. C.
Voorheis called a meeting of the Equitable
Protection League in room 14 of the Capi
tol buiMfng at 3 o'clock this afternoon for
the purpose of preparing an address to the
public setting forth the objects and pur
poses of the league, to interest the press of
California in the proposition and to push
the organization of local clubs.
A committee of three was appointed to
visit San Francisco and endeavor to enlist
the advocacy of a metropolitan journal.
A committee was also appointed to secure
canvassers throughout the State. The
league is growing rapidly in Sacramento,
over sixty new names being secured to
day, and nearly all the Republican mem
bers of the Assembly Lave joined the asso
ciation up to date.
The Agricultural Committee of the
House has indorsed the plan of a bounty
on agricultural exports, and the league
bids fair to become a power throughout
the land
A Mother and Her Daughter Seriously
Injured in a Runaway.
Newcastle, March 10. — Mrs. Marie Bil
lings and daughter, Miss Edith, while
driving about 10 a. m. to-day, met with a
serious accident. The horse suddenly be
rame frightened and when turning a sharp
bend in the road the occupants were
thrown violently from the buggy to the
ground, both sustaining serious injuries.
Mrs. Billings' head struck a rock, break
ing her skull and forcing out her eye. She
[< not expected to live. Miss Edith is suf
fering from concussion of the brain and
also sustained internal injuries. Although
bo seriously injured it is expected that she
will recover. The buggy was wrecked.
Looting of the Residence of a Prominent
San Jose, March 10.— The residence of E.
L. Auzerais, on Alum Rock avenue in this
city, was entered by two burglars at 3:30
o'clock this morning and a large amount
of silverware and clothing was secured.
The burglars were heard entering the
premises by a rear door, but the family up
stairs were afraid to molest the intruders.
They rumaged around and secured the
plunder and made good their escape.
Before entering the place they broke
open two carpenter chests in a house near
by and secured the tools with which they
gained an entrance to the Auzerais house.
There is no clew to the burglars.
The Hydraulic Mining Bills.
Sacramento, March 10. — The Governor
will to-morrow at 1 p. m. hear all persons
interested in two hydraulic mining bills
now pending. One of these provides that
hydraulic miners found guilty of contempt
may appeal to the Supreme Court. The
other provides that all injunctions against
hydraulic mining shall hold no longer
than twelve months.
Phoenix Railroad Fete.
Phoenix, Ariz., March 10. — George H.
Schneider, president of the Illinois
National Bank, and treasurer of the As
sociated Press of Chicago, arrived with the
Fairbank party last evening to participate
in the festivities incidental to the opening
of the Santa Fe, . Phoenix and Prescott
Tlie New Religious Woman Discussed in
New York Churches.
New York, March. 10.— Services were
held in the various Methodist Episcopal
churches of the city to-day under the aus
pices of the Deaconesses Advocate, and
Miss Kate Curtis of this city spoke at the
Creal M. E. Church, where the usual Sab
bath services were conducted by the pastor,
the Rev. Dr. George Gregory.
Miss Horton spoke on "The Growth and
The San Francisco Call.
Development of the Deaconess Work in
America," and Miss Curtis related some
personal experiences. Mrs. Lucy Ryder-
Meyer of Chicago, the originator of the
movement, spoke in Grace M. E. Church.
Miss Mary Lunn of Boston spoke in St.
Luke's M. E. Church. Rev. Dr. Weakly of
Cincinnati lectured in St. Luke's Madison
avenue Church on "The Ministry of the
Deaconess Among the Sick."
Miss Hila Larson spoke at the West
Thirty-fifth-street M. E. Church. Rev.
Carl Streekerof Amsterdam, >". V., spoke
at the East Seventeenth-street Methodist
Church on "The Deaconess in the Hos
A New President Elected and a. Consti
tution Adopt*'.!.
Chicago, March 10. — The Switchmen's
Mutual Aid Association, of which Charles
Booty was elected president at the last
meeting, met this evening with 400 mem
bers present. The new constitution was
adopted. The most important feature is
the entire omission of anything which
may be construed as countenancing
The remaining offices, yet unfilled, were
provided for to-night by the election of J.
J. Carroll, treasurer; H. R. Rumbold,
chairman of the board of directors; John
Reston and William Burns, all of Chicago,
members of the board of directors. The
corresponding secretary, G. S. Cusack,
lives at Chicago, in which city the head
quarters of the order are located.
He Has Not liecn Appointed to the. Mon
etary Conference.
New York, March 10.— The letter of Dr.
Andrews to Professor Turnbull of Colo
rado Springs has been taken to imply
that Dr. Andrews had been ap
pointed by President Cleveland as
j one of the Monetary Commissioners
; and that the conference had actually been
called, but a telegraphic inquiry to Dr.
Andrews brought the following reply:
Pkovidknce, R. 1., March 10.
The Editor of the World: Inference from
letter to Turnbull wholly unwar
ranted. Have received no new ap
pointment. Know absolutely nothing of Presi
dent's plans. Mean to attend next conference,
but not necessarily as a member. Andrews.
Dr. Andrews was one of the American
delegates to the Brussels conference in
Effect of a Judge's Decision in
the Case of an Oregon
The White People Fear the
Results of So Radical
a Change.
Pendleton, Or., March 10. —Umatilla
County had an addition to its citizenship
of 1000 Indians yesterday when Judge Fee
rendered his decision. The effect of this
decision, no doubt, if sustained by the
higher courts, will be to remove all restric
tions from the Umatilla Indians, except in
handling their lands, which were allotted
under condition.
The Indian chiefs who have been under
arrest for defying the authority of the In
dian Court were immediately released and
a council called at Young Chief's camp,
fifteen miles above the agency, of all the
Indians to consider matters.
Near the agency Captain Richards has
camped with Troop D, Fourth Cavalry,
from Fort Walla Walla, accoutered for
heavy service. Agent Harper said: "I
called for the troops because Judge Fee's
decision removes all my authority over the
Indians. No power now exists to prevent
the Indians becoming intoxicated and en
dangering the lives of all on the reserva
tion. They are now free to follow their
natural inclinations and drift back to
This radical change in the relations of
the Indians to the people of this county
renders some people timid. There are
expressions of fear that dire results may
follow. The Indian agent under the new
regime can merely rent the Indian lands
to whites. The Indian Court is done away
with, the Indian policemen are discharged
and the State courts have complete and
sole jurisdiction.
Ohio's New Trotting Circuit.
Canton, Ohio, March 10. — Dates for a new
trotting circuit organized in Canton have
been announced as follows:
Rockport, June IS, 19, 20; Canton, June
25, 28, 27; Younestown, July 2, 3, 4.
New Philadelphia and Canal Dover were
rejected through a conflict of dates and
two cities are wanted in their sipad. Ak
ron and Warren will probably come in.
James B. Kennedy of Youngstown is presi
dent and A. M. McCarthy of Canton sec
New York Pastor Resigns.
New York, March 10.— Rev. Thomas
Dixon offered his resignation as pastor of
the Twenty-third-street Baptist Church at
the morning service to-day. He gives as
his reason that the work he especially de
sires to follow is to reach non-church
going people. He says he remains in
fundamental creed a Baptist, but he pur
poses to place his work on a union evan
gelical platform with vital faith in Jesus
Madge York's Murderer.
Philadelphia, March 10.— This after
noon James B. Gentry, the murderer of
Miss York, was removed from the hospital
to Moyamens prison. Gentry while at the
hospital was given every luxury he de
sired. At the prison all this is changed.
The doctors declare that Gentry will not
live to stand trial if he has to put up with
the prison fare.
Mining Company Incorporated.
Pierre, S. D., March 10.— Articles of in
corporation have been filed for the Mexi
can-American Mining Company, with
headquarters at Sioux Falls and Jurra,
Mexico. Capital stock $3,000,000. Incor
porators, J. C. Palmer, George W. Abbot
and P. S. Royde, Sioux Falls, S. D.; J. D.
McCarrier and M. S. Wright, Kansas City,
Ex-President Harrison Is Better.
Indianapolis, March . 10.— Ex-President
Harrison, after a w ek of illness that
threatened at one time to take a dangerous
turn, is rapidly recovering and will be
able to be out in a few days. This evening
Mr. Harrison's physician expressed the
belief that his patient would be up in a
few days. The danger point has , been
An Observation of the
Phenomenon at Mt.
The Disk of the Orb Was Vis
ible at All Times During
A Clear Atmosphere at Sacramento
Enables the People to Obtain
a Good View.
Lick Observatory, Hamilton,
Cal., March 10.— The total eclipse of the
moon, which occurred this evening, was ob
served- at the Lick Observatory under
somewhat unfavorable circumstances, the
sky being obscured during the entire time
by a thin haze.
The moon was obscured by half the
earth's shadow when it appeared at 6h.
om., Pacific standard time. Totality began
at 6h. 51m. 555., and lasted until Bh. 27m.
30s. The moon left the earth's shadow at.
9h. 25m. 205., and the penumbra about
10b. 35m.
The moon's disk was visible at all times,
being conspicuous a greater portion of
totality. The color of the uhobscufed por
tion of the disk varied from yellow to a
light coppery hue. The times at which
the edge of the shadow passed across some
of the prominent craters were noted and
the times of occultation of several small
stars were observed.
Edward S. Hoi-den.
General Photographs of the Eclipse at
Various Points of Contact.
Chicago, March 10.— eclipse to-night
was viewed at the Northwestern University
observatory at Evanstown by Director
George W. Hough and others.
The moon entered the penumbra at 7:30
o'clock. The first contact when the moon
entered the shadow took place at 7:45.
Professor Hough photographed the lunar
disk in partial eclipse and later secured six
photographs at various points of contact.
The total eclipse took place at 8:52. The
third contact, when the moon began to
emerge, was at 10:47 and the fourth con
tact occurred at 11:35.
After the first half hour the sky was re
markably clear and the moon presented a
beautiful picture of delicate colors, varying
from light yellow or golden to dark red
copper. . 7^5-. ; r; *■;', S :
Not Seen at New Tork.
New York, March 10.— The eclipse of the
moon was not to be seen in New York City
to-night in a satisfactory way. Thick,
fleecy clouds obscured the phenomenon
and no special scientific data were obtained
in this city.
The View at Sacramento.
Sacramento, March 10.— total eclipse
of the moon was perfect here to-night.
The transit lasted from 7:45 till 9:15 o'clock
and was witnessed by thousands of per
The Professor Hints at His Appointment
by Cleveland.
Colorado Springs, Colo., March 10.— A
letter just received by the Summer Uni
versity managers here from President E.
B. Andrews of Brown University, Provi
dence, R. 1., cancels that ■ gentleman's en
gagement for next summer. He says: "I
expect to be, in Ju'y, either abroad at the
monetary conference or else using every
minute in getting ready to go."
The letter is important from the fact
conveyed that the international monetary
conference is to be held this year, and that
President Andrews is to be one of Mr.
Cleveland's appointees thereto.
A Woman Killed Where Two Men Met
Death Last Week.
St. Joseph, Mo., March 10.— At the cross
ing where Mallory and Mcßride were killed
Thursday night Mrs. Thomas Allen was
instantly killed to-night, Gertie Allen, her
19-year-old daughter, dangerously, and
Miss Martha Deacon, 11 years of age,
fatally injured.
The three ladies were returning from
church and drove upon the crossing just as
the Missouri Pacific fast mail from the
East thundered up. Mrs. Allen's body
was shockingly mutilated and she and her
daughter were carried 300 feet on the
engine pilot before it could be stopped.
Strikers Quiet at New Orleans.
New Orleans, March Among the
striking screw men on the river-front to
day there was perfect quiet. A mob last
night threw about $1000 worth of screws
and other loading implements into the
river. A number of arrests have been
made. The levee is lined with policemen.
Order of Iron Hall Cash.
Baltimore, March 10.— Iron Hall
fund of $73,000, contributed by members of
the order in this State, has been sent to
Indianapolis to swell the fund in the hands
of James F. Failey, the general receiver.
Senator George Not After Re-Eleetion.
Greenville, Miss., March 10. It is au
thoritatively announced here that United
States Senator J. Z. George will not be a
candidate for re-election at the expiration
of his present term.
A Missing City Treasurer.
Gloucester. N. J., March 10.— City Treas
urer George E. King has been missing
since last Tuesday and a special meeting
of the Council has been called to inquire
into the reasons for bis diappearance.
Eclipse Observed in Colorado.
Pueblo, Colo., March 10.— Not a cloud
obscured the sky in Colorado, and the lunar
eclipse was observable most satisfactorily.
Nineteen Elders Ordained.
Baltimore, March 10.— Nineteen' elders
were ordained this afternoon and author
ized to speak the gospel and administer
the sacraments of the Methodist Episcopal
church. The services were conducted by
Bishop Andrews, assisted by Bishop Joyce.
The reverend delegates to the Methodist
conference now in session preached in the
pulpits of the denomination in this city
and in many out-of-town churches to-day.
A.I Todd, Who Eloped With a White Girl,
TJnionvilee, Mo., March 10.— The elope
ment about a year ago ot Al Todd, a
negro, with the daughter of City Marshal
William Clark (white) led to murder early
this morning. The couple returned
yesterday to the woman's home* to stay
during tier confinement.
Upon the promise that Todd would
never again show himself Clark told him
to go, as he did not want to give the case
publicity. At a late hour last night, how
ever, Todd went to Clark's home and
called the latter up. Clark ordered him
away, but instead of going he held a re
volver in a menacing manner, when Clark
shot him. Todd ran about a block and
fell dead. At the Coroner's jury Clark
was exonerated.
A. Condemned Negro Says He Killed
Cashier McCullough.
St. Louis, March 10.— Murray, a
negro now in jail at Clayton under sen
tence of death for killing Edgar Fitzwil
liams. made a confession to-day in which
he implicates Harry Smart and William
Hensley in the murder of M. B. McCul
lough, who at the time of his death was
the paying teller of the State Bank of St.
McCullough was killed in May, 1893, at
his home in Woodstock, a suburb of this
city. Murray says he took no part in the
murder, but was present when it was com
mitted. He makes this confession hoping
to gain a respite from Governsr Stone.
The Political Headsman's Ax
Is Still in Full
, Swing.
A New Naval Constructor to
Arrive Soon From the
Norfolk Yard.
Vallejo, March 10. — The political heads
man's ax seems to be still swinging, as
during the past week four messengers felt
the effect of its keen edge, and their places
have been filled by those of another politi
cal faith.
It is believed by many that within a
month the Board of Labor will be abol
Naval Constructor William J. Baxter,
U. S. N., is announced to come to the
navy-yard as head of the Department of
Construction and Repair, vice the late
Naval Constructor S. W. Armistead. Con
structor Baxter has recently been at the
Norfolk yard. ,«j?
" The Bennington is expected to arrive
shortly at the yard, and it will then be
seen just what is the matter with her boil
ers. She will be taken in dock and have
a coat of fresh paint, and her valves will be
overhauled. •
Orders have been issued to have the
Monterey ready to leave the yard by the
-"tli inst. She will probably go to San
Francisco ana remain there for a few
weeks. The ordnance alterations in her
turrets are nearly completed.
The increase of men for the navy seems
to meet with general favor with the offi
cers, as it will offer an opportunity to com
mission the Marion, which for the past
months has been only waiting for a crew.
The Boston will also have an opportunity,
when her repairs are completed, to be put
in commission.
The cruiser Olympia has been shifted
and is now loaded with coal.
The Albatross will probably come out of
the drydoek the latter part of the week.
Work on the tug for the yard is pro
gressing as well as can be without having
all the material on hand.
Nearly 100 men are engaged on the
Hartford tearing up her berth and spar
Work of driving piling about the dry
dock continues right along. The locomo
tive jib crane, to be run on the track to be
laid on the pile foundation, has not yet
been received, though it should have ar
rived from the East long ago.
Pay Inspector R. W. Allen left for
Washington the first of last week and
Paymaster A. W. Bacon' is now perform
ing duty on the Olympia. For the present
his family will reside in Vallejo.'
• After this week the address of Com
mander and Mrs. J. J. Brice will be at
Santa Barbara, where they will remain for
Lawn tennis is the principal pastime for
the ladies and gentlemen at the yard and
stationed on the ships during the present
beautiful weather.
No More Bodies Found.
Cincinnati, March 10.— The wrecking
crews and divers have been working all
day but recovered no additional bodies of
those who were lost when the Longfellow
was sunk last Friday. Much of the bag
gage and effects of passengers and most of
the freight has been recovered.
Dooming a Speakership Candidate.^]
London, March 11. The Daily News in a
leader urges the claims of the Right Hon.
Leonard Henry Courtney to the Speaker
ship of the House of Commons in succes
sion to the Right Hon. Arthur Peel, whose
resignation is imminent. Mr. Courtney is
an Advanced Liberal.
Found a Body in a Barrel.
Nevada, Mo., March There is con
siderable excitement at Bronaugh, Vernon
County, over the finding of a body doubled
up in a coal-oil barrel. The man is un
known. The police are making an investi
gation and bint at a sensation.
A Chicago Foundry Burned.
Chicago. March 10. The extensive foun
dry plant, occupied jointly by Harry Perry
and the Challenge Machine Company,
burned to-night. Loss $75,000, partly in
sured. ! ,r;
Cardinal Gibbons' Trip to Rome.
Baltimore, March 10.— Cardinal Gibbons
leaves New York for Rome the first week
in May, and Rev. Cornelius F. Thomas,
I rector of the cathedral, - will accompany
him. 7 : L.^^;:-t:l^: r i';'\-.,
Gre.sham Is Better.
Washington, March 10. — Secretary
Gresham's condition continues to improve,
and it is hoped that be will be out to-mor
The Assembly Is Not Yet
Ready for an Ad
It May Be Necessary to Con
tinue the Session ipr
Another Week.
The San Bernardino Senator's Bill
Which Is In Conflict With Fed
eral Statutes.
Sacramento, March 10. — It was decided
by the Senate Judiciary Committee to
night to fix arbitrarily the classification
scale of the county government bill.
This was the subject which was referred
to the Judiciary Committee last night by
the Senate. A proposition was offered to
estimate the population of the various
counties by multiplying the vote cast for
Governor in the last general election by
five. This was objected to as an unconsti
tutional provision. In order to determine
the class to which a county shall belong
the committee estimated a population for
each classification, so that practically the
estimate is made for each of the fifty-seven
In some instances the last Federal cen
sus figures are taken for the basis of the
estimate. This was the case in San Fran
cisco, as the first class is determined to
have a population in excess of ,298,000. Los
Angeles is made the second class, with a
population estimated at 124,000, and Ala
meda takes third rank, though the actual
difference in population between the two
counties is a slight one.
Senator Beard and Assemblyman Fas
sett were discussing the salary schedule
for Alameda County to-day. Assembly
man Fassett thinks the salaries are too
high and will make an effort in the lower
House for a reduction.
The talk of an early adjournment is dy
ing out. The really important bills to be
considered are the county government bill,
the general appropriation bill, the National
Guard bill and the bill to enable the valley
road to secure terminal facilities in San
Francisco. They might be disposed of this
week, but hardly before Saturday, so there
is little likelihood of the Assembly concur
ring in the Senate resolution to adjourn on
Many of the Assemblymen who have
local bills in which they are deeply inter
ested and see little hope of securing their
passage are talking to-night of continuing
the session into next week.
The Proposed Law in Conflict
With Federal Statutes.
Sacramento, March 10. — This is the text
of a queer proposition advanced in a bill
framed by Senator Seymour of San Ber
Section 1. That a new section be added to
the Political Code, to be known and numbered
as Section 2466%.
Sec. 2. Section 2466%: All vessels entering
any port or harbor in this State, built on the
Pacific Coast, or whose home port is in this
State, shall be exempt from all the provisions
of Section 2466 of the Political Code.
Sec. 3. All acts or parts of acts in conflict
with this act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in
force from and after its passage.
Ostensibly the bill has for its object the
worthy purpose of encouraging the home
merchant marine. The effect of the bill
would be to exempt vessels referred to in
the act from the pilotage charges collected
on foreign and Atlantic shipping coming
to San Francisco or other California ports.
But there is a snag which the bill will en
counter in a United States statute.
An act relating to pilots and pilot regu
lations approved April 13, 1866, by the
President of the United States, reads as
Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of
Representatives of the United States ot
America in Congress assembled, that no regu
lations or provisions shall be adopted by any
State of the United States of America which
shall make any discrimination in the rate of
pilotage or half pilotage between vessels sail
ing between the ports of one State and vessels
sailing between the ports of different States, or
any discrimination against vessels propelled in
whole or in part by steam or against national
vessels of the United States, and all existing
regulations or provisions making such dis
crimination as herein mentioned are hereby
annulled and abrogated.
Notwithstanding this plain Federal
statute, an attempt is being made to pass
the bill. It has been made a case of
urgency on the Senate file, has been read
the first time, and will come up for second
reading to-morrow. It also has a favorable
recommendation from the Committee on
Labor and Capital.
Another Effort to be Made to
Pass Davis' Bill.
Sacramento, March 10.— As stated in the
Call recently, another attempt to pass a
general county division bill is to be made.
The bill introduced by Assemblyman
Davis, which was withdrawn when Senator
Linder's bill was killed* in the Senate, has
been restored to the file and will come up
for consideration to-morrow night.
There May Be No Appropriations
For Them.
- Sacramento, March Representatives
of the State University are fearful that they
may have the forestry stations left on their
hands without a sufficient appropriation to
carry them on. .
The stations were forced on the univer
sity two years ago, with an allowance so
small that two deficiency bills, amounting
Ito $1000, had to be incurred to keep the
property from going to rack and ruin, j
The money was paid out of the college
coffers, thus practically making the re
gents loan it to the State. They are averse !
to repeating the experience, and if they
find the Legislature unwilling to grant the
necessary appropriations they will ask for
permission to dispose of the property, as it
is too valuable to be allowed to go to waste.
The appropriation bill has passed the
Assembly, but some opposition is antici
pated in the Senate.
Picnic to Assemblymen for Vot
ing Funds for a Fair.
Sacramento, March 10.— Sacramento is
grateful to the San Francisco delegation
for voting for the #40,000 appropriation for
the State Fair. As an acknowledgment of
this, Assemblyman Brusie of this city took
the delegation out to the Haggin ranch on
a picnic. A party of sixteen accepted the
invitation and were driven out in a four-in
hand. They spent the day in looking at
the trotters in the stables and had an elab
orate lunch that was furnished by their
host. Those in attendance from San Fran
cisco were: Messrs. Devitt. Wilkinson,
Zocchi, Devine, Healey, Coghlin and
O'Day. "
Robbers Piled Ties on the Track, but Got
Valparaiso, Ind., March 10. An attempt
was made last night to wreck the midnight
passenger train on the New York, Chicago
and St. Louis Railroad, about file miles
west of this city.
A pile of ties had been placed on the
track, which was struck with great force
by the engine, knocking it from the track
and plowing up the track for about 200
yards before the train could be stopped.
None of the passengers were injured. It is
supposed to have been the work of train
Bethlehem. Operators .. Will Begin on a
Big Rail Order To-Day.
Bethlehem, Pa., March 10— The Beth
lehem Iron Company to-day notified 1000
steel-workers to report to-morrow, when
operations in the steel works will resume
after two months' idleness. Work will be
gin on a 12,000 ton order of rails for a
Georgia railroad.
A Blacksmith Defrauds a Bank
During a Period of
Three Years.
When an Officer Tries to Ar
rest Him the Criminal
Shoots Himself.
Omaha, March 10. At Cromwell, a little
town near Creston, lowa, Dave Blossar, a
prominent citizen, committed suicide yes
terday while an officer was trying to arrest
him. It developed to-day that Blossar
was a forger, but to what extent is not
definitely known and probably never will
The Creston National Bank became
aware that it had collateral on Blossar that
was forged and the investigations revealed
that the peculations of Blossar extended
over a period of three years. All this time
Blossar bore the best reputation.
It is variously estimated that Blossar's
forgeries will reach $5000. Besides he has
borrowed large sums from wealthy citizens
on his own notes. These notes will prob
ably reach $15,000.
Last evening the Creston National Bank
of this city filed attachments against
Blossar for $1350, the amount that Blossar
has forged on the bank. When the officer
went to the blacksmith-shop owned by
Blossar to arrest him, he endeavored to
evade the officer and failing, drew a revol
ver and shot himself in the right temple.
It was learned that within a week he at
tempted to commit suicide by taking
Explosion of Chemicals in a
Toledo Educational
Complete Destruction of the
Handsome and Valuable
Toledo, Ohio, March 10.— Toledo
High School building, a four-story brick
structure occupying the square bounded
by Madison, Adams, Michigan and Tenth
streets, and one of the best appointed edu
cational institutions in this part of the
country, was almost completely destroyed
by fire between 1 and 2 o'clock this (Mon
day) morning.
A little before 1 o'clock an explosion that
blew out part of the east wing of the build
ing startled the few pedestrians who hap
pened to be on the street, and a mo
ment later fire burst out in the heart of
the structure. The flames spread so rapidly
that before an alarm could be given the
main part of the building was doomed.
The explosion was caused by chemicals
in the laboratory. The loss is estimated at
$150,000; insurance not known.
Shoe Strike Declared Off.
Haverhill, Mass., March 10. At a
largely attended ' meeting of the striking
shoe-workers to-day a motion to declare
the strike off was carried. This met with
considerable opposition by several speak
ers and the proposition was debated at
considerable length. The motion was
carried by 296 to 195.
All operatives who have been out on
strike against the contract system in
Haverhill shoe factories are free to return
to work to-morrow morning, and those
whose places are not already taken by non
union employes will probably be taken
back on the same conditions that existed
previous to the strike.
Kansas Women Slumming.
Wellington, Kans., March 10.— A dele
gation of W. C. T. IT. women, accompanied
by a number of young men, visited ah the
"joints" in : the city last night and held
religious services in each. i They were
treated politely and no unusual disturb
ances occurred.
Eight Miners in New
Mexico Caught in a
Burning Mine.
Rescuing Parties Have Not
Been Able to Enter the
Fiery Shaft.
One Man Fell Two Hundred Feet,
but Recovered and Escaped
Through the Tunnel.
Denver, March 10.— A special to the
Rocky Mountain News from White Oaks,
N. Mex., says: At 3 o'clock this morning
fire broke out' in the changeroom of the
hoisthouse at the Old Abe mine, and in a
few moments the structure, a large and
well built one. was a mass of flames. It
was completely destroyed, together with
the wood and smith shops, The mill,
sixty feet away, escaped without damage.
The woodwork of the shaft was burned out
and the hoisting machinery destroyed.
The damage runs high up into the
thousands, but the most distressing fea
ture is that eight men are imprisoned in
the dark depths whose fate is unknown.
There is little ground for hope that they
have escaped suffocation. It will not be
possible to enter the mine to search for
them until some time to-morrow.
Rescuing parties have been unable to pet
down further than the third level by the
air-shaft. The smoke and pases from the
charred wood of the hoist-shaft have pene
trated the upper levels, and it is impos
sible to pass them.
The entombed men are: Charles Sher
rick, W. J. Williams, Frank Wilson, John
Davis, George Baxter, — . White, Jerry
Conver and W. B. Mitchell.
Williams and Sherrick are old miners of
experience and have faced like dangers be
fore. They are cool-headed, and if any
place of safety was to be found they
found it.
The fire drove the engineer from the
hoist while George Wilkinson was going
down in the bucket. He had reached the
ninth level when the hoist was abandoned
and was shot down 200 feet to the thir
teenth, where the bucket struck, tipped
and threw him into the drift. He was
stunned, but recovered, climbed back to
the second level and escaped by the air
shaft. " - ■■'■'Vr-
This is the only serious mining accident
here since the burning of the South Home
stake shaft several years ago, when two
men were smothere '..
Tfie Worst Fire in Tears Raging in Ee
high Valley.
Hazelton, Pa., March 10.— worst
mine fire in the anthracite region for some
time is now raging in the Hazelton slope
of the Lehigh Valley Coal Company.
When the fire broke out, six weeks ago, it
was at first thought to be of little conse
quence. The slope was closed shortly
afterward. Since then hundreds of thou
sands of dollars have been spent in efforts
to subdue the flames. The chances of get
ting the fire out soon are dubious.
The mine was the most valuable oper
ated by the company, employing 1100 men.
The subterranean openings connect the
Hazelton mines with three other valuable
properties, and these latter are also in
danger. It is estimated that before the
outbreak itself shall have been overcome
$1,000,000 will have to be expended.
Prospectors Robbed in Mexico.
Sierra Mojado, Mexico, March 10. —
Frank Ward and H. D. Samle, American
prospectors, who left here a few weeks ago
for the new mining camp of Carmen, near
the Rio Grande border, were attacked by a
band of Mexican outlaws and robbed of
their money and horses. The outlaws es
caped across the river into Texas.
Hard Work and Indigestion go
Hand in Hand.
Concentrated thought, continued in,
robs the stomach of necessary blood,
and this is also true of hard physical
When a five horse-power engine is
made to do ten horse-power work some-
thing is going to break. Very often the
hard-worked man coming from the field
or the office will "bolt" his food in a
few minutes which will take hours to
digest. Then too, many foods are about
as useful in the stomach as a kef? of
nails would be in a fire under a boiler.
The ill-used stomach refuses to do its
work without the proper stimulus which
it gets from the blood and nerves. The
nerves are weak and "ready to break,"
because they do not get the nourish-
ment they require from the ' blood,
finally the ill-used brain is morbidly
wide awake when the overworked man
attempts to find rest in bed.
The application of common sense in
the treatment of the stomach and the
whole system brings to the busy man
the full enjoyment of life and healthy
digestion when he takes Dr. Pierces
Pleasant Pellets to relieve a bilious
stomach or after a too hearty meal,
and Dr. Pierces Golden Medical Discov-
ery to purify, enrich and vitalize the
blood. The "Pellets" are tiny sugar-
coated pills made of. highly concentrated
vegetable ingredients which relieve the
stomach of all offending matters easily
and thoroughly. They need only be
taken for a short time to cure the bili-
ousness, constipation and slothfulness,
or torpor, of the liver : then the " Medi-
cal Discovery" should be taken in tea-
spoonful doses to increase the blood
and enrich it. It has a peculiar effect
upon the lining membranes of the stom-
ach and bowels, toning up and strength-
ening them for all time. The whole
system feels the effect of the pure blood
coursing through the body and the
nerves are vitalized and strengthened,
not deadened, or put to sleep," as the
so-called celery compounds and nerve
mixtures — but refreshed and fed on
the food they need for health. If you
suffer from indigestion, dyspepsia, nerv-
ousness, or impure blood and disordered
stomach, you can cure yourself with
Dr. Pierces Golden Medical Discovery.
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