Reports are again In circulation of
Rusp'-Vrf need to raise money.
' las been discovered near New
4iy' Klondike miner, and
great excitement In that sec-
" 4Ts emanate from various quar
at trouble is imminent between
and CMna; but there' is no au
M,news to this effect.
Aood and ship subsidy will be
ires of the house proceeding
iilngton this week, with con-
reports and minor bills to fill
iperor William is credited with
ng stated that he would bo ready
meet President Loubet, should the
;cas!on arise, before the end of the
Amar Nath, an Indian prince from
Lahore,, India, was knocked from a
bicycle at Latajfette, .na., una prob
ably fatally injured. Nath Is a stu
dent at Perdue university.
According to the reports of spies,
the Japanese troops in Korea have
been ravaged by various diseases. One
of these diseases, called "Imblon," Is a
kind of Intermittent typhus.
Ex-Congressman Andrew Harrison
Ward, who in the years immediately
following the civil war was the fore
most lawyer of Kentucky, is dead at
Cynthlana. Ky, aged 70 years.
One man was killed, two girls were
dangerously burned and eight other
persons injured by an explosion In the
dyeing establishment of William Mels
ter, in the Williamsburg section of
Judging from the Information which
It has received, the Italian government
considers as groundless the plot al
leged to have ben hatched at Marseil
les to kill President Ioubet during his
coming visit to Italy, . p.; j;t ;
It is reported from Budapest that
negotiations are proceeding between
prominent Hungarian financiers and
the Hamburg-American lino, looking
to the organization of an independent
steamship company In Hungary. ;
Lewis Pesant was hanged in Chi
. cago for the murder of Mrs. Mary
Spllka, He entered the woman's
home while she was alone and struck
her on the head with a club. Then he
kicked and pounded her to death.
About 75 per cent of the wlndow
glaBs manufacturers of the Vnlted
States met In Cincinnati and decided
to lucrease the price of glass 16 per
cent within the next three months and
to shut down the mills on June 1st
A. believed h fabor. th
escaped convict from the Foluom,
Cal., prison, fought a duel with of
ficers near Hanford, Cal. and when
he saw capture was inevitable, shot
himself In the' head, Inflicting a 'fatal
University of Miqliigan "co-eds"
hire the carriages, buy the flowers and
foot all tho bills of the leap year
promenade given in the university
gymnasium. The only mannish func
tion left for thi young men IS to call
for the girls.
It Is deemed Improbable . that,, the
Pacific Mall liner Colon will t ever
leave the beach near Acjuita, on
which she was driven to save her
from foundering. The Pacific Mall
company has received word that the
vessel's back was broken. .....
George Clausery. aged 40; Edith M.
Metzler, aged 15, and Stella Knaus,
aged 17, were struck and Instantly
killed by a Reading railway passen
ger train near their home at Macun
gio, Pa., while walking home from
church on the railroad track. , .
A dramatic turn was given to the
trial of Roeski, the Chicago car barn
bandit. Gustax Marx, who Is' under
sentence to hang next week, took the
witness stand and swore that he, not
Roeski, fired the fatal shot In the
murder for which Roeski Is on trial.
The Iroquois theatre In Chicago, In
which 600 lives were lost during a Are
last December, has been sold to Rich
& Harris of New York and Boston.
The playhouse will, bo reconstructed,
refurnished and opened early next fall
as a vaudeylle theatre, untie anothor
In view , of the demands made by
the war ori the financial resources of
Russia, the emperor has directed that
j the .operations of the nobles and
'peasants hinlts which make loans to
the nobility and peasantry respec
tively, shall 'be restricted for the
Judge Wickersham wires from
Fairbanks, Alaska, in the Tanana
district, that the clean-up there this
winter, will exceed $400.0(10. , Also that
there -?:iil . be good summer digging.
Wages are SI an hour. Labor and
'" 'provisions are scarce. The town Is
building up rapidly.
A few minutes before losing con
sciousness1, 'Joseph Haley of Kalama
zoo, Mich., formorly a circus acronat,
.pleaded, for-a cigarette, ' which he
calmly lighted, saying he would die
happy . Excessive cigarette smoking
had Induced consumption, which
caused Haley's death.
'A remarkable strike has just passed
. its second anniversary at Monotala,
N. J. Two years ago the union em
ployees of a glass company there were
called out and they are Btill on strika
. ; wlfh the filaas. Bottle-Blowers' asso-
' diatlon maintaining busy r, beadnuart-
i ers opposite the,wcrks. -
'.in .tie- CslviHe Htikf, "Washington,
the water Is the highest- It has been
in ten years-. iOTB' T undr water,
ana -citizens' ha trf taken j to the hill-
r sides. An efectric light plant at Mey-
ers Fajtsvwmeupptt several mmA.awtond.Kh'I:Vetoonnt Mark Bris
towns with Hfefit, is flooded and the M g jdge aqvtK(vte.
, towns are Jn darkness,. :- ;.... '
FIRE IN A HOSHTAL
ONE WOMAN LEAPS TO HER
DEATH FROM FOURTH FLOOR.
Fir in Indianapolis Hospital Causes
Panic In Which One Life Is
Lost and Several Are Injured.
While the city Are department ol
Indianapolis, Ind., reinforced by com
panies from the suburbs, was being
taxed, to Its utmost, flhting the Oc
cidental hotel lire early Sunday morn
ing, an alarm was sent In from St.
Vincent'a hospital. Whon the first
fire company arrived one life had been
lost and several people were seriously
Injured In the panic that followed.
For a time it seemed that the
flames, which started' In a pile of rags
under the east stairway, would find
their way to the upper floors, result
ing In a frightful holocaust.
At every window on the third and
fourth floors were crowded the panic
stricken men and women screaming
for help to those on the street below.
The panic that raged on the third
and fourth floors continued until long
after the Are had been extinguished.
Patients who had Just undergone sur
gical operations rushed from their
beds to the windows and attempted
to throw themselves to the ground.
Harriet Leahy, an old employee of
the hospital, leaped from a window
on the fourth floor, and when picked
up was dead.
In the rear men and women were
making ropes of bed clothing, by
which they escaped to the ground be.
low. Kate Beach, less fortunate than
the rest, lost her hold and fell from
the third floor, and is now In a critical
condition from internal Injuries sus
tained. An unusual number of siftglcal
operations were performed In the aos
Dital on Saturday. Many of the pa
tients carried from thoir beds by the
rescuers were in a critical condition,
and the physicians in charge fear
that many fatalities may result. The
uatlents were carried to the male
ward., which is on the first floor, and
was not seriously affected by the
panic which raged on the upper
Improvised cots and mattreses were
brought into use and a general call
for medical assistance sent througn-
out the city. WltUln a short time
about a hundred physicians arrived
and the patients were cared for.
Harry Nichols, who underwent an
operation for appendicitis a few hours
before the outbreak of the fire. Jumped
from his bed and ran down four
fllEhts of stairs Into the street. His
condition is critical.
James Dawson, an emaciated ' pa
tient, worked heroically among the
panic-stricken men and women on the
third floor. One after another he
pulled away from the windows those
who were preparing to Jump to the
street below and piloted them through
the smoke to places of safety on the
After saving twenty-seven nurses
and patients from possible Injury In
this manner, Dawson lost conscious
ness, and was carried Into the male
ward, where medical attention was
given him. For a time it was
thought that he could not uudergo the
terrible strain to which he had. been
ALMOST ASPHYXIATES CITY.
Gat Main Bursts at Night and Flooded
Homes While Families Slept
Bursting of a large gas main at
night placed Mt. Vernon and Pelbam,
N. Y., In peril. The accident befell
the Westchester Lighting company,
which furnishes gas to these places,
as a result of which the gas went out
for a time and then started up again,
pouring out Its poisonous fumes In the
homes when nine-tenths of the resi
dents were asleep,
i Police and firemen were hurriedly
summoned, and they made a rapid
house to house canvass, notifying the
householders of danger. Bells were
rung and whistles shrieked to spread
the alarm. Telephones were called
Into requisition. A number of nar
row escapes from death are reported.
BLUEJACKETS ON WARPATH.
One Man Killed In Fight Between
Police and Sailor Boys.
In a riot at Pensacola, Fla., Sat
urday night between police and blue
jackets from the warships and a few
artillerymen from Fort Barrancas,
one enlisted man named Banks of
the Seventh artillery was killed, and
four bluejackets from the Iowa and
Alabama were wounded, although not
seriously. The riot started over the
arrest of a bluejacket by the local
Killed Her Husband and Then Her
V ' self.
A double tragedy which was at first
believed to be the suicide of a man
and his wife, in an Ogden lodging
house, Is now regarded as a graver
crime. The landlady heard groans,
and, breaking a door, found Clarence
J. Stone cold in death and bis wife
writhing In the ag"ny of morphine
poisoning. The woman died in a short
time. It is now believed by the of
ficials that Stcne was poisoned by his
wlfo, who then suicided. It is believed
the woman was jealous of her hus
band and had planned the crime. ,
Centenarian to be Best Man at Grand
' son's Wedding,
Joseph Fields Morris of Balford, N.
J., will be 100 years old on April 25th,
and will act as the best roan at the
wedding of Miss Annie Maxey of
New Bedford, Mass., to his grandson,
Fred M. Morris of Bclford. The cere
mony will be performed in the Belford
Methodist Episcopal church at 8 p.
m. Major Joseph Shepard, a Salva
tion Army clflcer of Newark, aged 96,
will tie the knot. A reception will be
held in the Salvation Army hall after
the wedding. r
Will inquire Into Cause of Accident.
The navy department has received
a dispatch from Rear-Admiral A. S.
Barker, commanding the North Atlan
tic fleet, giving the personnel of the
court of Inquiry that is engaged In
making an investigation- of' the cause
of the recent accident on the Mis
souri. They are Rear Admiral Chad
wick, president pr Hie court, captain
Joseph N. Homphjll commanding the
Kearsarge, and Cpmnu.nder William
TJ W flnihftrlmuj SnntmiTienrlfnw tha
JAP8 SHELL KRT ARTHUR.
Little Brown Men Bombard Fortres
and Town Alternately.
A telegram from Admiral Alexleff
from Port Arthur to the emperor a
St, Petersburg says that from 9:11
o'clock 8unday morning to midday the
Japanese fleet in two divisions bom
barded the fortress and the town al
ternately from the Llao Tahan prom
ontory, firing 185 projectiles.
The Russian squadron, ' Including
the battleship Pobleda, replied from
the anchorage by a plunging fire. The
batteries also participated. The losses
on land were seven Chinese killed and
five soldiers and three Chinese wound
ed. The Russian warships sustained
no damage, and there was no loss of
life on them.
The St. Petersburg correspondent of
the London Standard sends a rumor
to the effect that Vice Admiral Togo's
fleet escorted a Japanese landing of
troops to the westward of the Yalu
river. When 12,000 men had been
landed the Russian troops, which were
lying concealed, suddenly attacKea
them, driving them back to the ships
with heavy losses In men and guns.
8AVEO BY GUNNER'S MATE.
Battleship Missouri Came Near Being
Blown to Pieces,
That the newest battleship of the
navy, the Missouri, had a narrow es
cape from being blown to pieces by
the explosion of a magazine, and also
beached, has come to light. Captain
William 8. Cowles prevented the lat
ter when the vessel was within 350
yards of the beach, by giving orders
that the ship's course be changed.
Chief Gunner's Mate Monson saved
the ship and the lives of over 600 men
by Jumping Into the open magazine
and closing the door behind him.
The magazine was totally flooded with
water, and when the men opened the
door they found Monson barely alive,
the water having reached his neck.'
Russia Forbids Use of Wireless Tele
graph by Correspondent.
The Russian government has given
notice that newspaper correspond
ents using wireless telegraph will be
treated as spies and shot. This notice
was sorved on the state department
by Count Casslnl, the Russian ambas
sador, and It is understood that simi
lar communications were made to all
foreign offices. This notice opens up
an entirely new line of treatment of
correspondents. The reference to ex
isting conventions Is taken to express
the belief of the Russian government
that If wireless telegraphy had been
practiced prior to The Hague declara
tion concerning Implements and prac
tices of war, it would surely have been,
prohibited even in neutral hands. It
happens that some of the leading Brit
ish newspaper correspondents are
making free use of the wireless tele
graph for transmission of their war
news and it Is possible that they will
appeal to their government to define
their status, and to secure an official
determination of the question as to
whether a neutral on his own ship out
side the territorial waters of a bellig
erent power and without contraband
of war aboard can be treated as a spy.
BATTLE WITH HEREROS.
More Germans Killed by Natives in
According to a dispatch from Wind
hoek, German Southwest Africa, a
captain, a first lieutenant and six men
we're killed, and a lieutenant and
seven mon severely and five men
slightly wounded, In a battle with the
Hereros on April 13 at Okatumba,
five miles southwest of Katjapla. No
other details have been received. The
enemy's right Bank retired to Oka
tumba after the battle of Onganjira,
RUSSIANS LOSE ANOTHER VES
SEL. Torpedo Boat Destroyer It Sunk by
Rear Admiral Outomsky wires from
Port Arthur to St. Petersburg that the
Bezztrachnl, one of the Russian tor
pedo boat destroyers sent out during
the night to reconnoitre, became sep
arated from the rest of the fleet, owing
to the bad weather prevailing, was
surrounded by Japanese torpedo boat
destroyers and was sunk in the fight
Five men were saved.
Admiral Skrydloff Will Take Charge
of Naval Forces.
It has been definitely decided that
Vice Admiral Skrydloff, commander of
the Black sea fleet, will succeed the
late Admiral Makaroff as commander-in-chief
of the Russian naval forces In
the far east. Orders have been sent
to Vice Admiral Skrydloff to come to
St. Petersburg for the purpose of re
ceiving instructions, after which he
will leave Immediately for the tar
, - Dietrich Net Guilty.
' Senator Dietrich of Nebraska has
been declared by a special committee
of congress to be not guilty of any
violation of the statutes of the United
States or of any corrupt or unworthy
conduct relating to either the appoint
ment of Jacob Fisher as postmaster at
Hastings,- Neb., or the leasing of the
building in that city to the United
States for a postoftlee. The commit
tee which Investigated the charges
against Senator Dietrich was com
posed, of Senators Hoar, Piatt of Con.
necticut, Spooner, Cockrell and Pettus,
Anarchist Killed by Infernal Machine.
; According 'to a St. Petersburg dis
patch, an anarchist named Kazaniff,
stopping at the hotel Du Nord, on the
Novsky Prcspekt, concealed an infer
nal machine in his trunk. It prema
turely exploded during the night. Kaz
aniff was blown to pieces, the celling
and window s of his room were smash
ed, "several persons were injured . and
fire broke out in the hotel. The flames
were quickly extinguished. The police
found bo' evidence of a plot
THAT GIRL of JOHNSON'S
By JEA.J K.A. T L WL VM.
Anilur 'f"M CirVt Mira," lc.
Entered Accordini lo Act ol Conareae
In the Office of the Librtriaa ol
The Strayed Cow.
Dolores sat In the doorway wait-
Ing for her father's return from the
tavern. He had been to the house
while she was over the mountain, and
had his supper. She herself had eaten
nothing, for she had no appetite In
spite of her walk over the mountain.
She was quite idle, her nanus u
their old listless attitude In ber lap,
ber dark head resting against the
unpalnted door post, her grave face
and thoughtful eyes raised to the
Heavens. The moonlight falling across
her face defined It clear and perfect
is marble: upon the clean bare floor
behind her lay her shadow long and
The night was silent; the distant
sound of rude singing from the tav
ern died away; the lights went out
one after another in the long, tow
houses. Dolores began to wonder
vaguely why her father did not come.
Midnight had passed; the hours ticked
away one by one on the big clock
In the corner, the moon hung round
and golden above the mountain peaks
In the west; In the east a streak of
whiter light appeared, broadened and
deepened. The girl's shadow disap
peared from the floor; it lay in front
of her on the door stone.
The cow was cropping the grass on
the roadside, her breathing deep and
contented. Lodle, the next neighbor,
came up the road with a bucket His
wrII low In this dry weather;
Johnson's well was public property at
"A sheer day," he said apologetlcal
Iv looklne at the brlndle.
Dolores roused horself, a slow
thought coming to her mind. "I have
been waiting for my father, sne saiu
"ia h atlll at the tavern?"
Lodle be d the bucket suspended
half wit down the well; a dun sur
prise was the leading expression on
"Don't ye know where he went,
mores? Warn't ye hyar when he
bom n fer his gun an' started ter
I hunt Uer cow ower yander on ther
mounting? Ther cow is nyar,
hare'ti ver fevther?"
A sudden sharp fear woke In her
mind; she arose and faced Lodle, the
sunlight on her head.
If he went over on the opposite
mountain to hunt Brlndle and has not
returned he must have lost his road,
pr gotten hurt, or something to keep
Yes." said Lodle, slowly. An
Iheys want him et ther court ter-day;
tf he ain't thyar they'll kern ler mm,
theys sweared they'd bev him, fer
Iher thing kyant be settled leu no
He swung the duckoi up uu mo
edge of the well and passed down the
road la silence, his slouching figure
like a blot on the exquisite landscape.
Breakfast was ready, and Dolores
irent la and set the potatoes and ba
son at one side of the hearth; the
toffee was ready to make; she never
nade that till it was ready to be
Irank. When all was ready within
the went out to the bank under the
fines. The sun was high and warm,
ut under the pines the shadows were
tool and dark; and there she waited
tor her father.
By and by the men of the settle
Beat started over the mountain In
roups of twos and threes. Dolores
aatcaed them go, scarce taking her
lyes from them till their slouching
Igures faded and blended with the
rellow road and the rugged paths. As
they passed they asked for her father,
ivery one receiving the same reply.
Later, as Dolores watched, a yellow
eloud of dust arose where the road
ind the sky seemed to meet. She
watched it mechanically. As the cloud
appeared and drew nearer out of it
appeared a body of horsemen riding
It a sharp pace down the rough road,
they slackened their pace as they
came up. The girl was plainly dis
ternlble In her print gown under the
Sines. They halted at the rickety
fate, and one of them dismounted and
She arose and faced Lodle.
went up the walk. He removed his
hat as he drew near Dolores.
She hesitated a moment; the name
was unfamiliar to her save as used
by young Green. Then she bent her
bead in reply.
"He 1b not here," she said, siowly.
"Where can we find him?"
"I do not know."
"But we must find him." He
frowned sternly; his face and voice
were authoritative. "He Is summoned
to appear In court to-day In the Green
case; the law cannot wait. . Can you
give us no idea where we can find
He returned to his companions and
reported that Johnson was not there;
his daughter did not know where he
was. They held a consultation. If it
were possible Johnson must be found
and brought to court that day; law
and right must not be delayed. Riding
ia the Year 1 by Street a Smith,
Com raw, at Waahinitoo, D. C.
down the mountain they halted at the
tavern. The tavern-k per's wife came
out to meet them.
They asked for water; she said
water was scarce on the mountain,
but she could give them cider if that
They replied that cider would do
very well in fact, much better than
water for their purpose, for they had
a rough time before them.
As they drank they asked lor tne
host. He was away, she said, gone
over the mountain to the town; a
trial was being held there, had they
not heard of it? Nearly every one had
heard of It; it was making a stir.
Folks were excited about It; there
was to be a trial there, and Johnson
had they ever heard of Johnson?
was all they were waiting for to lay
the guilt where it belonged; he knew
"But we must find him.'
more about it than most folks; some
Did Johnson go? No,-not that she
knew of. and she would know. He
went over to the opposite mountain
last night to hunt bis cow.
In what direction did Johnson go?
She was not sure; she believed he
went right down the road across the
valley. There was a bridge across
the river if one followed the roao
alone the foot of the mountain a bit
Jenkins bad seen her there, and he
told Johnson so at the tavern; John
Ron went rlirht over to hunt her; he
took his gun in case he came across
game, but that was useless unless he
were luckier than usual, for Johnson
was too shiftless to have luck.
Yes. the cow came back; she had
lost her boll; he would expect to find
her by that; doubtless he would keep
on hunting; he hadn't sense enough
to know she would most likely come
home, by herself. But U he did not
wUh to return for reasons nest Known
to himself Johnson was shiftless, but
he was no fool about some things.
His girl now had about as little
sense as was possible. She did not
even know when she was well off; she
was like her mother for all the world
As for Dolores, she seemed to like
him to talk to her; she was not In the
habit of talking much; she never
talked with her neighbors, she felt
above them; he was the judge's son,
and, no doubt, she felt Battered that
he took notice of her. Their men
never said much to her, for they did
not like her. Maybe she went over
the mountain. Well, maybe she went
because she wished to go. How could
she answer for her? Perhaps-
Could they find Johnson If they
tried? She did not know. The oppo
site mountain was a dangerous place;
there were sharp ledges and turns and
deep chasms; folks seluom ventured
over there except for hunting; they
had no cause to go.
Did they want Johnson 7 He was
not In the habit of go.ns off; he never
went hunting except on their own
mountain; he had no g) ahead in him;
he was shiftless and si was his daugh
They had accomplished their errand
and paid her liberally as they arose
to go, more determined than ever to
find Johnson were it a possible thing,
The deputies rode slowly down the
mountain. The road was hard for
their horses and uncertain, besides it
was strange to them and strange
ground was unsafe. They talked Ut
tie. On leaving the tavern one of
them remarked that the woman knew
what she was talkfng about, and now
they would find Johnson if such a
thing were possible, for they had more
reason than ever to find him.
They rode along the ' foot of the
mountain in search of the path of
which the woman spoke. There was
no road here as along the other moun
tain; a narrow line half hidden by
long grass and tangled bushes strag
gled In and out capriciously, as though
to puzzle its followers, now up the
mountain side, again straying out into
the valley meadows nearer the river's
moaning. Above, among tho pines, the
blue haze was tangled, hiding all be
yond; the dread mystery of the moun
tain clung like a garment about it,
The men rode on in silence; there
was a solemnity around them that
hushed all light words. The enormity
of their undertaking dawned more
and more upon them; to search for a
man in that wilderness with the moun
tain's haert for his hiding place and
its robe of haze for his shield was ab
surd. There were chasms and dan
gerous places, Bharp turnings and
winding paths, ledges hidden by hazo
that would swallow a man as com
pletely as a sepulcher, and leave no
trace, massive rocks overhead that a
tremor of the mountain would hurl
upon them. No wonder the men grew
silent and allowed the horses to have
their way; man could not follow the
dangerous, hidden paths; only brute
Instinct could find the safe places,
They came at last to the path up
the mountain, and the horses refused
to take It until urged by whip and
spur. It was a path that shielded all
beyond it, as though tne mountain
had made a fastness that none could
break. The horses toiled up slowly,
slipping now and again on the treach
erous ground; the tangled bushes and
low boughs swept them as they
passed; above tho pine boughs parted
enough for a man's head to pass un
touched beneath, Now and again the
bushes and ferns; great rocks loomed
path seemed lost in the wilderness of
ahead and the path that seemed cut
off turned sharply and wound up the
mountain; again and again the horse
hoofs paused on the edge of a chasm
half hidden by baze, and the men
with white faces held them up by
main force from the ghastly depths
beneath their very feet. Their voices,
as they shouted in hopes of a reply
had Johnson lost his way, sounded
gruesome in the loneliness.
Halt way up the mountain they
paused and faced about. It was use
less, they said, and foolish to follow
the path up higher; no man would
wander up there of his own free will;
facing the law were preferable; one
knew what to expect from It. Here
death laid his traps in secret and
lured his victim on; he waited at
every corner and lurked near every
rock; he was above, below, and before
them; he reigned in the mountain's
heart. If Johnson were there he
might stay there; their lives were of
more value than his; they would re
turn to the town and report the utter
hopelessness of the search. It would
be wiser to search for him nearer
home; to hide from the law showed
that he was cowardly, and a coward
would never come there. They would
stop at the tavern and speak to the
woman again; her words mlw.,t be
wiser than they thought. And they
would speak again to that girl of
Johnson's; she might be more willing
to talk, and she was no fool.
(To be continued.)
EXTENT OF LIFE INSURANCE.
United 8tatea Easily Leads the Rest
of the World.
Everey one knows, of course, that
life Insurance has made great progress
In this country of recent years. The
United States easily leads the world
in this matter. The American com
panies do a big Insurance business
abroad, especially in England and Ger
many; and have so aroused the jeal
ousy of some of the German com
panies that they have tried to induce
the government to shut out American
life insurance, or at least, so discrim
inate against it as to discourage the
business. Even Americans, however,
have little idea of the life insurance
business In this country. The Insur
ance Press of New York, has collected
some figures for 1902. These returns
from 9333 cities ana towns, which
very nearly covered the whole coun
try, show a total of $320,169,382 paid
out by the Insurance companies for
last year. That the business Is In
creasing is shown by the fact that the
payments are $16,600,0u0 greater than
for 1901, $36,100,000 greater than for
1900 and $39,200,000 over 1899. New
York received $22,945,745 of life in
surance; Philadelphia, is.irtt.uss;
Chicago, $6,922,457; Brooklyn, $6,803,-
277; Boston, $6,024,582, and New Or
leans, $1,623,820. New Orleans makes
a good showing throughout.
Philadelphia, Boston and Cincinnati
carry relatively the largest amount of
life insurance, BrooKlyn, Baltimore,
Pittsburg and Providence are good In
surers. Chicago makes a very poor
showing; so do Cleveland, Buffalo,
Jersey City, Kansas City and San
In the matter of btates. New York
makes the best showing, then Penn
sylvania, Massachusetts, Ohio, Illinois
and New Jersey. New Orleans Times-
FIRS1 THING IN THE MORNING.
Maid Obeyed Employer's Instructions
The wife of D. S. Rltterband of New
York, recently engaged a new maid
who had arrived from Ireland only six
weeks before her engagement She
Is an earnest young woman who im
plicitly obeys instructions. The other
evening Mrs. Rltterband asked the
maid to get ber some sealing wax the
first thing the following morning. At
6 o'clock the next morning the maid
appeared at a neighboring drug store,
pounded at the door and awakened the
clerk, who rushed out an asked:
'What do you want?"
'I want 6 cents' worth of sealing
wax right away," replied the maid.
'Well, you'll run right back home
and go to bed without any sealing
wax," snapped the disheveled and dis
The maid returned to her mistress
much distressed and with a demand
that a request be made for the dis
charge of the "Insolent clerk."
Dr. Leonard Bacon, well-known not
only In his own state, Connecticut, but
in many parts of the United States,
had several sons who were clergy
men. One of them was for several
years the popular pastor of the First
Church of Christ in New London,
Conn. Being in delicate health, Mr.
Bacon was advised by his physician
to drink lager. So one day he went
into a beer saloon and Inquired the
price of the beverage.
"Well," said the proprietor, "It de
pends on what you want It for. Are
you going to drink It or sell it?"
New York Times.
Knew the Major.
"I hear the major Is coming up to
spend a week with you."
"Yes, and I am fitting up a room
for him to entertain his friends. I
put in ten chairs and a sideboard."
"Where is the major from?"
"Then you had better put in ten
sideboards add a chair."
Gut of Season.
"Why are ler so sad?" asked Dusty
"Why," growled Sandy Pikes, "dat
lady said if I'd spilt de wood she'd
give me ah old pair of shoes she
promised me Ia?t winter."
"An' did Siic?"
"Yes, she! give pie a pair'of snow
It's the neglect of
backache, sideache, pain
In the hips or loins that
finally prostrates the
strongest body. The
kidney warnings are
serious they tefl you
that they are naable to
filter the body's waste
and poison from the
blood the sewers Me
clogged and Impurities
are running wild to Im
pregnate nerves, heart,
brain and every organ
of the body with dis
ease elements. Doan's
Kidney Pills are quick to soethe and
strenethen sick kidneys and Deip mem
free the system from polBon. Read
how valuable they are, even In cases
of long standing.
L. C. Lovell ol 41a mono r irsi oi.,
Spoaane, Wash., says: "I have had
trouble from my kidneys for the past
ten years. It was caused by a strain
to which I paid little attention. ui
as I neglected the trouble It became
worse and worse until any Btraln or a
slight cold was sure to be followed
by severe pain across my back. Then
the action of the kidney secretions be
came deranged and I was caused muoh
annoyance besides loss of sleep.
Doan's Kidney Pills were brought to
my notice and after taking them a
short time their good effect was ap
parent All the pain was removed
from my back and the kidney secre
tions became normal. Doan's Kidney
Pills do all that is claimed for them."
A FREE TRIAL of this great rem
edy which cured Mr. Lovell will be
mailed on application to any part of
the United States. Address Foster
Mllburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. For sale
by all druggists, price 50 cents per
DIRE POVERTY IN RUSSIA.
Economic Conditions Are Frightful In
The bad economic conditions of the
Russian peasantry may be shown by
the statistics of farm animals.. The
Russian novelist, Uspenskl, once
wrote a story of peasant life, which
he called "A Quarter of a Horse," and
which was intended ti set forth, In
the guise of fiction, the social and
economic status of an agricultural
population that had only one horse to
every four families. Statistics com
piled by the zemstvos of the central
provinces show that, even before the
agricultural crisis became as acute as
it is now 20 to 30 per cent of the peas
ant farmers In the formerly rich prov
inces of Chornlgof, Voronezh, Poltava,
Saratof, Kursk and Tambof did not
have even a single horse, while nearly
one-third of the entire population of
Voronezh had neither horse nor cow.
In the province of Riazan 32,000 peas
ant propreltors out of 80,000 had no
horse and 21,000 had neither horse nor
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Constipation, Feverishness, Bad Stomach,
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Italy's Macaroni Industry.
Italy has some 6,600 macaroni fac
tories employing nearly 26,009. X
number of these factories are large,
using improved machinery and steam
power. The total annual output of
macaroni exceeds 215,000 tons. It Is
a growing Industry. The local con
sumption, as well as the exports, In
crease steadily. The exports of maca
roni in 1889 were 7,719 tons; In 1900,
8,898 tns; in 1901, 9,673 tons; In 1902,
11,322 tons; and In 1903 (eight
months), 13,126 tons. Nearly bU per
cent of the above exports went to the
I am sure Plso's Cure tor Conaumptloa sand
mj Ufa three years tgo. Mrs. Thou. Bosbjss,
Uaple Street, Norwich, K. Y., Feb. IT, 1900.
Origin of Names.
In England the daw is hardly ever
mentioned but as Jack; yet daw and
not jackdaw is the proper name of
the species. It Is suggested that the
pie owes the "mag" to some corrup"
tion of Margaret or Meg. To mag Is
to chatter, but whether the verb was
derived from the name or the name
from the verb Ib a question. It Is more
probable that the Jlmcrow of America
(the old name for a negro boy) was
brought across from England In tbs
day when a crow was Jim as a swal
low was Dick.
Stats or Obio, City or Toi.ido, I
Lucas Couhty. (
7kXK J. Cuinbt makei nnth that ba la aantor
partner of tha firm of K. J. Cubnbv & Co.. aulug
builneM la the City of Tolutlo, Oumy ana State
aforeiald, and that paid nrtii win pujr ibe nam e(
ONB HOXDKF.II DOI.LAKS for e.b and every
jae of CATAMait that cannut ba cured by iba oaa of
Hall's Catabkh Cum.
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and aubacrfbed 1u uty uree
anoe. tbla tb day of Decembnr, A. I. two.
, , A. W. OLKASOS, .
1 iJ; f NOTABY FDBLIO.
Rail's Catarrh Cure la taken Internally and acta
directly on the blood and mucoua aurfaoaa of the
lyitem. Send for tcstluionlaln, free.
F. J. c HK.N'KV a CO.,Teledo,0,
Sold by all DruKRliu. 75c.
lake llairs Family I'liu foroonitlpaUoB.
Little Noise In Japan.
Japanese street crlos are all melodi
ous, and the avoidance of noise U
everywhere the first consideration.
The watchman who goes the rounds
at night beats two pieces of wood to
gether. The bells have no clappers,
but are struck with the hand on ths
outside. A melancholy, plover-Ilk
note on a reed pipe, which regularly
sounds In the streets every morning,
is the call of the blind. Thene havs
the monopoly of a lucrative profes
sion, being shampooers and masseurs.
Massage has been practiced in Japan
for centuries and brought to the high
est state of e!Tlcleiicy possible. Its
blind professors possess some knack
of hand or personal magnetism which
has subdued the mo t inveterate casei
of rheumatism and has even conquered
Old Sofas. Backs of Chairs, etc., can
be dyed, with PUTNAM FADELESS
Hungry Man Didn't Join.
One noted for great charities arose
to make speech tnd counselod thus
wise: "Do cot five a man money lest
he frivol It on meat and drink and call
again. See to it he receive that he
does not want Then is conscience
appeased, and the suppliant goes his
way, returning not." In the ensu
ing applause a hungry man on the
outskirts of the throng was observed
not to Join. New York World,
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