Mount Vernon Signal,
K. S. aMMMUUT, Publisher,
Ml VKRNON, KENTUCKY.
An American woman living in Manila
writes that the two greatest deprivations
that she and hist!. -American
friends have to undergo are fresh fruit
nnd sweet milk. 'j..iere is no berry of
nny sort to be had and no small fruit.
There are plenty of bananas, but they
have an insipid taste.
The present population of the province
of Tumses, Peru, is 5,000 souls,
in sad eoritract with its former prosperity,
when 100 miles of canal on
either bank of thnt river furnished occupation
for 80,000 agriculturists
alone. Vestiges o.f roads and aqueducts
are found throughout the country.
Senator Harris, a member of the
committee on privileges and elections,
rarely speaks out in meeting. Days
pass without a comment falling from
the lips of the Kansas statesman. He
Js said to be even tnciturn among his
close friends. Senator Harris was
born in London county, Va., and waa
graduated at Columbian college.
. The population of India Is about
four times that of the United States,
while the latter has about double the
area of the former. The bulk of tho
ptople arc employed in agriculture.
Each man rents, generally, but a few
acres. There are, of course, occasional
large plantations run by a rich man
or Jlojah, but they are exceptional.
Some curious secrets as to matrimony
are seen in the following statistics:
May and November are tho
most murrying months. Fewer people
are married in March than in any
other month. When bachelors marry
widows the widow is generally the
older, but when widowers marry
maids the maid is usually the younger.
Sunny Slope, Gal., enjoys the distinction
of being the largest vineyard
in the world. It is situated amid tho
most beautiful scenery of that favored
land, two miles from San
Of a total of 1,000 acres, 735
are devoted to grape vine, the remainder
being distributed among orange
trees (of which there are 12,000), lemon
and olive trees.
The first electric Inunch to be used
in the canals of Venice, Italy, has
been delivered from England. The
launch, which is called tlie
Volta, will accommodate fifty passengers.
Its length is nbout fifty-six
iect and width ten feet. It is equipped
with u storage battery of 100 cells
and will travel at a speed of about
nine miles an hour.
In Berlin Ihe police authorities control
many little things about which
.the police of American cities would
not cencern themselves once in a
thousand years. Three courts decided
recently that if tho Berlin police
judged any particular color scheme
of a house to be improper or too
gaudy or in bad taste, otherwise they
could order the painter to change it.
No member of the house is more
particular with his correspondence
than Representative Bradley, of New
York. lie makes it a point to answer
every letter the same day it is
received. Tho letters he receives are
carefully filed away. He believed in
preserving nil correspondence no matter
how insignificant, for, as he says,
It often happens that what may appear
as a trifling note may at somo
time be of great value in more waya
After nearly half a century of
newspaper and literary work in this
country Mrs. Jennie June Croly will
soon leave for England, the land of
her birth, where she intends to pass
the remaining years of her life. Mrs.
Croly began her newspaper work in
New York in 1S35, was one of tho
founders of Sorosls in 18CS, was twice
elected president of Hint organization
and in 1SS1) founded and became
president ot the woman's press club.
. Sir Isaac ritmun invented tho
"vegetarian bed," composed not of
feathers, but of mosses, ferns, flowers
and hay. This bedding mnterlnl, commended
as ltenlthy and health-giving
by many doctors and others, has become
famous in vegetnrian circles,
and deserves to be more widely
known. "It smells like ozone," is tho
testimony of more than one 'physician,
and many say that sleeping upon
it "gives rest to brain and mind."
Coal and woo.l will be superseded by
electricity in the twentieth century
Jritchen. The electric oven bakes
bread ideally, and meats prepared by
It do not require watching or basting,
while broiling or frying may be done
Jn superior style. The electric chafing
dish is attachable to an ordinary light
vrirv.', the current is turned and immediately
the oysters bcrln to stew or
the eggs to frizzle. n the electric
kitchen there will be no coal, no ashes,
no smoke, no fuel, and not even u battery.
The Britis.il, Under Lord Roberts,
Only a Few Miles Away.
.V Rattle- Is Hxpcetcil to lie
1'otiKlit, Iim tlie IJooivm Haw Kluh-
tecii CuitH In Position I, utest
Xenn I'i'itm tin' Kront.
London. March 13. The war office,
lias a dispatch from Lord
lloberts, ut Vetera Vleit, announcing
thnt, after a light with the Boers,
Ucn. French reached a station on the
railway six miles south of
There were :m men wounded
and CO or 70 killed or arc missing:
Col. Uinphery has died of his
wounds. Lieut. Pratt, of the Essex
regiment, is wounded severely. The
wounds are, us a rule, of nmp,st serjjf
ous and unusual eliaractciow'ing to
expansive bullets, which arc freely
used by the Boers.
London, March 13. Lord Roberts
telegraphs from Venters Vlei at 3:20
o'clock this luo'rning as follows:
"I directed CJen. French, if there
were time, to seize the railway station
at Bloemfontein, and thus secure
the rolling stock. At midnight 1 receded
a report from him that, after
considerable oposition, he had been
able to occupy two hills close to the
railway station which commanded
"A brother of President Steyn has
been made a prisoner.
"The telegraph line leading northward
has been cut and the' railway
"I am now starting with the 3d cavalry
brigade, which ;I called up from
the seventh division near Petrus'berg
yesterday, and the mounted infantry
to reinforce the cavalry division. Tho
rest of the force will follow as quickly
Venters Vlei, Orange Free State,
March 12 Evening. The British
forces, which since the lighting at
Drcifontein have been marching rapidly
hither, have turned the Boer position.
Our cavalry are ahead. Tho
Boers' were reported this morning
about 12,000 strong, with 18 guns in
position, on a range of kopjes commanding
the direct road to
which is distant 15 miles.
London, March 13. In the house of
commons Mr. Balfour, the first lord
of the treasury and government leader,
replying to n question as to
whether, consistently with public interests,
he could state the essential
conditions on which alone the government
would entertain peace proposals
from the South African republics,
promised that papers in this connection
would shortly be presented to
Being asked if there was any foundation
for the report that President
Krugcr had addressed a communication
to the go eminent, Mr. Balfour
reiterated his promise that papers
bearing on this subject would be pre-i
"ntcd to the house within a short
It is learned that the papers promised
by Mr. Balfour will confirm in
every respect the news cabled Friday
last, that the peace rumors were
founded on the fact that President
Kruger had appealed to Lord Salisbury
for a cessation of hostilities,
setting forth ut length by cable the
terms which he was willing to accept,
and also that the cabled dispatch
,to the premier was signed by
President Steyn its well as by President
The advances met with an emphatic
rejection at the hands of Lord Salisbury,
who said that no attempt to retain
the independence of the Transvaal
could be considered for n moment
by the British government.
Taris, March 1.1. The Gaulois publishes
the following from its London
"According to good authority, President
Kruger and President Steyn
hac not made a formal proposition
of peace, but have nsked the British
government through the United
States the conditions it would accept
for the opening of negotiations on
the basis of the independence of the
republics. President Kruger is alleged
to have said that he would accept
mediation, but the United States
ifovcrnment, in transmitting this
tary of the interior bus decided that
soiumunicnlion took care to declare
that it did not assume the responsibility
for the initiative in mediation."
The London correspondent of the
Matin says: "E learn that United
States Ambassador Chonte hits revived
u long and important cable
from the United States government
relathe to South Africa, which he
will communicate to Lord Salisbury."
Alleged Imlliin IM'liivu .Arretted.
New Haven, Ct March 13. An alleged
Indian prince nnd Bombay
merchant, calling himself "And-ling
Ajecking Advnni," ni)d who is
jrestitnably the impostor who 'lias
money from people in Canada
mil vurious pnrtB of the United
States, including the Pacific coast,
.vas arrested here, charged with
a fraudulent elm 1:.
OIIh RciiortM to "WnMilnu'ton
'J'lint tilKlit Soldier 'Have Uccn
Killed mid Mnctecii 'Wounded.
Washington, March 13. Gen. Otis-transmits
tho following list of cnsual1
ties in the Philippines, nunilng eight
killed nnd 111 wounded:
Killed Patrick W. Enright, corporal;
Fred Daniel, David 0. Goldman,
Wlllsoit Bellis:, John K. Morrison; musician;
William Dtigan, Dennis L.
Hayes, Michael Tracy. y "''
Wounded Acting Assistant Surgeon
Walter C. Chidestcr, wounded in
back, serious,;' Anthony West rate,
scalp, slight; "Ernest F. Trepto, corporal,
cheek,' moderate; Jacob Lucas,
lung, severe; Lieut. Guy A. Boyle, leg,
moderate; Charles A. Duckworth,
arm, moderate; James L. Jones,
severe; Fred Clin', thigh, moderate;
First Lieut. Frank T.
thigh, slight; David,'. Kennedy,
hip, slight; First Lieut. Adjt. John B.
Gnlleher, abdomen, severe; Albert A.
Widdick, corporal, chest, slight; John
F. Landinge, corporal, side, slight; C.
J. Sick, corporal, head, serious; Robert
D. Stewart, finger, slight; Earl R.
Hutchinson, sergeant, thigh, scrioiu;
William 12. Biggs, thigh, slight; Ed-gar
11. Garrett, shoulder, slight; Guy
M. Ingcrsoll, breast, slight.
Manila, March 13. Advices received
from Aparri, province of Cagayan, say
that while Maj. Ward nnd company of
the 10th regiment was lenving that
place they were attacked at lauding
on the river bank opposite the town.
A persistent fight followed, resulting
in eight Americans, including Maj.
Ward, being wounded. The natives in
the Cagayan valley presumably in
stigated the attack. The dispatchci
udd lhat the Tagalogs are harrasslng
TO RESTORE PEACE.
It, In Ilclieved Our Government in
'L'hIiii? Itn Good OfllceH lletweeu
JUucr mid CiikIImIi
Washington, Mnreh 13. There is
reason to believe that the United
States government is urging its good
offices to -restore peace in the Greut
Britain and South- African republics.
This has not taken the shape of mediation.
That would be distinctly repugnant
to Great Britain, and, according
to the rule of international
law, which has, without exception,
governed the btate department In the
could be volunteered its'
past, .... not ' by .
until it was' known to be acceptable
to both parties in the war.
But the United States might very
properly serve as an intermediary to
transmit an appeal for peace and the
terms upon which peace can be secured.
The United States has successfully
served in this capacity in the
past, notably in the termination of
'.he China-Japan war, and it is believed,
its good offices in this line are
now being extended.
"IN HIS STEPS."
lev. CluirleH M. Sheldon IIckIiih Ella
Wei'U'n Work on the Cnpltnl
at Topekn, Knn.
Topeka, Kan., March 13. The "main
purpose of this paper will be to
its renders to seek first the
kingdom of God." The Rev. Charles
M. Sheldon, who has assumed editorial
and business control of the Daily
Capital, which he will retain one
week, makes this announcement in
his editorinl leads outlining his policy.
The Capital during this time
will Tie a "newspaper," the word
"news" being defined by Mr. Sheldon
as anything in the way of current
events that the public ought to know
for its moral and spiritual development.
The paper will be absolutely nonpartisan,
nnd partisan political news
will be given scant notice. All editorial
nnd important local matter will
be signed by the writers. There will
be no Sunday paper, but instead a
Saturday evening paper suitable for
More Men Thrown Out.
Chicngo, March 13. Another serious
complication in the great building
strike came when the sash, door
and blind manufacturers of Chicago
and vicinity voted to close their mills
until the labor troubles are adjusted.
Hy this action 4,000 men nre added to
the 50,000 now idle, and their interests
ure further crippled.
JIlW Itlnze In Iloxtun.
Boston, Mnrch 13. Fire in the
building of the Massachusetts Macaroni
Co., on North street, caused the
death of one flrman (P. J. McCarthy),
the probable fatal injury of another
and the serious injury of three
others, besides entailing a financial
loss variously estiinnted at from $73,-000
Srerctitry Hoot Kept Ilimy.
Havana, Mnrch 13. secretary of
War Root is kept busy receiving the
heads pf .the various departments ol
government and conferring with
them. Co'tector Bliss, Maj, .Ladd,
Mrs. Roosevelt, Mrs'. Chafl'ec and soma
members of Secretnry Rool'a party
visited Morro castle and l.'nbaun?
RE II A TEIHT.
Fifteen Persons, Many of Them
j. . Children, Burned tn Death.
Several rroiii Were Injured ljy
Jumping From Upper Story
dowii IlodlcN I'imied Down by
Newark, N..T.,Mareh 13. Fifteen persons,
a majority of whom were ehil
dren, were burned to death at a tenement
house at Morris and Fourteenth
avenues nbout 5 o'clock Mon
day morning. Thirteen bodies have
been recovered from the ruins within
three hours after the flames had been
extinguished. The building
three-story frame structure, formerly
used as a church, but transformed
into a tenement house with small
rooms, scarcely eight by ten feet in
dimensions, opening into a narrow,
hallway on both the second tind'thlrd
floors, making a veritable fire trap.
This is right in the heart of the
Italian district nnd the greatest excitement
Three or four minutes after
o'eloek Monday morning the fire was
discovered, but long before the fire,
npparatus reached the scene the interior
of the burning tenement wnt
peopled with wild Italians, running
hither and thither, unable to find
menus of escape.
Every room emptied its occupants
into these narrow little halls, and
there was no escape for the frightened
tenants because of the jam, and
they could not get out. There wen
nt least 12 families, in the place, yfi0.
persons in all, of whom perjinps 50
were children, unable to care for.
Tour men jumped from a front
.vindow. Several were hurt.
One ufter another the women nni
then the men were tnken down, while
other firemen devoted their attention
to drowning out the fiames. This
they succeeded in doing in less than
an hour, but during that hour a
frightful sacrifice had been offered
Nearly every room in the house contained
its victim. Few were really
burned to death. Most of them were
smothered. The bodies were carried
out by the firemen.
Vito Credavo is locked up on suspicion
of having set fire to the building.
Credavo, with his wife and two.
children, occupied the rear portion
of one of the upper stories, lie was
arrested on a statement made by
Virginia Di Prula, who was a boarder
in the house. Di Prula told Capt, Edwards
that when he wns awakened by
the smoke he found Credavo and his
family fully dressed and ready tu
leave the burning building. When
Credavo was taken to the station
house ho became much excited, but
denied that he had set fire to the
building or had any knowledge as to
the origin of the fire.
THE MINE HORROR.
It In .Vow llellevcd Thnt All tho
UodleH in the lied AnIi Shaft
Have Ileen Recovered.
Charleston, W. Va., March 13. It i3
oclicvcd that all the bodies in the
IJcd Ash mine have been recovered.
L'he work of rescue wns suspended
Sunday, but was resumed Monday,
when two bodies were recovered
which are believed to be. the last in
the mine. A full list shows 40 dead
and injured. Two of the latter are
III" the hospital here and will probably
recover. ,An' .Inquest will be held
Tuesday. The cause of the explosion
is still a matter of theory, and will
never be determined. The
fund for the benefit of the bereuved
families is still growing.
ThotiHiindH Are Starving.
Kingston, Jamaica, March 13. The
condition of the laboring population
in Barbadoes is so bad that arrange-"
ments ore on foot to send 20,000 people
to St. Lucia. Starvation is driving
the black population of the island
to desperation, and the troops, who,
under the scheme of imperial defense,
should have left Barbadoes for St. Lucia,
have been ordered to remain in
Barbadoes. Incendiarism continues
Chicago, March 11. The entire Chicago
suburmn train service of the
Pennsylvania railroad probably will
be abandoned. Local olllccrs of the
company, it is said, have recommended
to tho management in Pittsburgh
that all of the trains, with tho exception
of one in each direction morning
and evening, be discontinued as soen
as practicable. Trolley competition
is the principal cause of the action.
Washington, March 12. The president
Saturday sent the following
nominations 'to the senate: To be assistant
surgeons in the marine
Berviee, Thomas 1). Barry, of
Texas; B..1I. Earle, of South Carolina;
M. W. Glover, of West Virginir.; 7 J.
Lloyd, of Texas; John D. Lonp, of
Pennsylvania; AUun J. McLaughlin,
of New Jersey.
ItloYr the Genua Arc Nurtured and tba
Ulncaxc Ix Sprcnd.
It would seem t'hnt people will never
learn to be careful. The recent alarming
spread of that dire epidemic,
smallpox, throughout different sections
of the country hns been traced
by physicians and sanitarians in many
instances, directly to tho moldy and
rotting' layers of paper nnd paste
which cover the walls of many houses.
The practice of laying layer after
layer of paper on a wall, using common
fiour paste, is especially calculated
to crentc homes for disease
germs. People could not do more to
effect such a result if they tried. Tho
rotting vegetable matter affords caves
from which arc ready to dart forth
the infection nt every opportunity.
There is no excuse for this practice,
as walls and ceilings can be coated
with a pure, cleanly nnd sanitary material
like Alabastine, for instance, nt
no greater expense. Alabastine is u
rock-base cement, which incorporates
itself with the wall or celling. It is
easily applied, comes ready to mix
"with cold water, requires no washing
or scraping before renewing or re-tinting,
is beautiful, and
For walls that have been infected,
nothing is equal to Alabastine as a
disinfectant to render them pure and
clean and the rooms once more habitable.
Some people of fair intelligence are o
stubborn that they refuse to acquire practical
sense. Atchison Globe.
There's no season when good
medicine is bo much needed as in
Spring, and there's no medicine
which uuua rsu iuuuii uuu iu k
Spring as flood's Sarsaparilln. y
In fact, Spring Medicine is another
name for Hood's Sarsapa
rilla. Do not delay taking it..
Don't put it off till your health
tone gets too low to be lilted
t Will give you a pood appetite",. fc
puriiy mill vunr
e overcome thnt tired feelinir. trlvu r
you mental and digestive strength
0 and steady nerves. Be suro to $
nslc for HOOD'S, and be sure thnt a
A you get Hood's, the best medicine A
i money can buy. Get a bottle a
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CURE SICK HEADACHE.
Hejry LaMar of the Henry LaMar
Comedy Co. 'wrote from Hiram, Me.
January a8, moo. " Sena mo another
quick. I thank you for recommending
it." He -was troubled with
or pustules on his face from which a
dozen doctors had failed to relievo him.
TJso LOTION SOAP
in connection with the Lotion.
Curos Croup and
Unexcelled for Consumptives. Qiv G3
quick, sure rttultt. Heuuc substitutes.
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