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C W. METSKHR. Pb. and Prop. PLYMOUTH, - - - INDIANA. 0 :n CALFNDR. .'A 1 W T 1 '0 . w Swn!'r&iTuc m in b fi22j2324l3ai3fl- II WBU 1 IKI Items of Gnral Interest Told in Paragraphs. COMPLETE NEWS SUMMARY Record of ll.tpiiiiH of MimJi or Little I mporUnM-t from All 1'art of the C'iv illttl Word! Price of Kami Product hi Wt-ri Murkftti Police cf Hruscls foiled a plot to kill Prime Aibcrt on the occasion oi the v.v'.cine to hinuclf and brid. a fLi::g oi.imunilie s ask for free Iii. Ii Vr TV iii th maiis much faster than the roLcnlee eh partim :it can furnish it. CMca.vo turfman cfuvs plan to re-da-o iui::iKi" of form reversals, ("aii at o ir.ter.st ie:nh in Wall street. Seu'ptrs plan to fight unti-sealping legislation ia congress. The general movement of the stock market is upward. A man who was taken to Glasgow from Govan on the Clyde, just b:low Glasgow, and received at the city hos pital on Sept. 20. died there Sunday of the bubonic plague. A seaman named Garnrtt died in I.landaff, Wales, of the plague. Cadets of Bishop Anthony Kozlow ski's churrh were stoned by a crowd. The board of education of Edwards ville, III., has ordered the public school closed because of scarlet fever. A Convention of the chiefs of fire departments in the United States will be held at Charleston. S. C, this week. A London elispaich states the Red Boy mine near linker City, Ore., b03 Leen sold to an English syndicate. It is said the purchase price i3 in ex- cesr. of $2,CU,0r.0. The i'.cad tody of an unknown man wan found on the Nit 'Hf l Plate tracks at Thomaston. 111. The body wa ! lit-rally cut to pieces. The victim was about 4( year old. The week's carnival for four s'atrs. which tlcnd in Sioux City Saturday, waö a notable eroi h. It is estimated that Tr,tU0 people visited the city dur ing the week. The syndicate of mid way shows went to Mattoon, 111. Mr.s. M. W. Smith, wife of whole sale grocer. New York, shot her three children and killed herself. Two children dead, other may live. New York police now say Million aire Rice was poisoned. Patrick and .Jons heM in $10,000 bonds on forgery charge. Testimony of Cleveland councilman tended to show Creiger was concerned in bribery charges. General Fitzhugh Lee sent report to Washington criticising Cuban judiciary and jails. , Lord Fairfax is clerk in a New York tan!:. Filipino Junta in Paris said to have received help from anti-imperialists in United States. Cape Colony Presbyterian, Dutch Re formed church', asks home rule for lioers. Kale of London Times said to be again under consideration. Mark Twain talks of plans before leaving London for New York. Western Indiana road may use elec tric locomotives for local passenger station service. Two Joliet steel plants will resume work on Monday, giving employment to 1,100 men. Mining expert says Cape Nome beach is worked out. Thursday's election returns in Great Rritain shew increased ministerial ma jorities. Sanitary truatefs of Chicago canal dis.jo::e of their $2.500,000 bond Issu3 in New York. Social ist-s had encounter with troop3 It: Ghent, Belgium. Faroo'M Wei beck Abbey in Eng'and paitly destroyed by fire. Naval efneers complain that naval reserves took little interest in sum mer cruises, and conclude they would not be valuable In ease of trouble. Paris papers waging campaign to prevent Charles T. Yerkes building tramways In the c'.ty. Dr. W. A. Stoker resigned as su perintendent of insaneasylum at Anna, 111., to take charge of asylum at Evans ville. Ind. Justice Mott scored Police Capta'n Stephenson, New York, for not sup pressing crime on the Bowery. Annual corn carnival at Peoria, 111., opened with large attendance. First infantry and General Hare sent to Marinduque from Manila with in struction to pacify island. I JJ2 i 7 J aj o ftA ih U 4 2 S 4 ft Ö 9 lümT 27 g LAND OF HUMMING BIRD. Phenomenon Tliat follow Digging In Triiil.l.id- Atpliiilt Lake. The tourist may take passage to the "land of the humming bird" as Trin idad people like their country to be called and after securing accommoda tion at the only decent hotel In the colony, proceed to the lake by one of the small government steamers plying coastwise three times weekly, disem bark at the Brighten pier, and proceed to the scene of "digging." Of all the crude, rough and ready means of ex tracting wealth from mother earth, the Trinidad lake asphalt operations are the most striking, says a writer in the New York Post. The Visitor arrives on a fairly level plateau, spotted here and there with tiny pools of water, be neath which the soft shiny substance known as asphalt glitters in the re flections of a fierce tropical sun. Scat tered over the surface of the lake dcz ens of swarthy negroes are plying pick and hoe, extracting the tar-coaly look ing stuff from the earth. One may sit in the shade of a near-by shrub or under the protecting shelter of an um brella and watch the negroes pile heap after heap of the asphalt into tho end of the endless chain of tubs that hurry along to the pier, from which one has but recently landed, until a yawning excavation of twenty or more feet sug gests to the supervising darky that the time has come to move a bit further on. In the course of a few hours the excavation resulting from the morn ing's disin.cs begins to look less deep, and by the evening the spot from which more than five or ten tons have be-on dug is asrain level with the sur rounding earth and ready to bo dug over by the gang of noisy black3. From the point of digging to the pier is about a mile or less of endless chain descent; moored to the pier are bi.? sailing vcss:,Is and sometimes steamers, into whos capacious holds the tubs discharge the pitch at the rate of two or three hundred ton:: er day. JACKSON'S PERIL. Almost Forgotten Attempt on the Pre idetit' I.iO. On March 30. 1SZ7, Gen. Jackson was attending the funeral of Warren U. Davis, a member of congress from South Carolina at the capitol, and while walking in procession to take a carriage on the east fnnt of the capi tol he was approached by a man named Richard Lawrence, who pre sented a pistol within a few feet of him. The cap exploded, but did not ig nite the charge. Lawrence threw the pistol away and drew another, which also missed fire. Gen. Jackson was on the arm of Mr. Woodbury, secretary of the treasury, but pursued the assassin with raised cane. Lieut. Gedney of the navy knocked Lawrence down, an J the friends of the president tried to re strain him. but he said: "Let me go, gentlemen; I am not afraid. They can't kill me. I can protect myself." Law rence was arrested and arraigned be fore Judge Cranch and committed. At the trial he behaved much as Guiteau did, interrupting the proceedings and talking all the time, until the Judge ordered hira to be removed from the court room. A commission appointed to examine Into his condition reported him of unsound mind. He was com mitted to an insane asylum, where he lived for many years. There, was an attempt made to involve some political adversaries of Gen. Jackson Jn this at tempt on his life, but the examination and trial revealed nothing but that it was th act of a roadman. Gen. J.ck- son's escape from death was providen tial. The pistol were loaded very heavily, and ufter the arrest of Law rence were fired, the caps exploding and igniting the powder readily In iho pistol and sending the balls through several inches of plank. It was stated that Gen. Jackson said at the time that he knew where the attempt originated. Washington Post. Growth of r.ulf. Six years ago there were only live clubs in the United States Golf Asso ciation. Now there are twenty-five associate and 22j allied clubs on the roll. There are now In existence about twenty state or other branch leagues subordinate to the United States Golf Association, and that in many instances a golf club is content to remain only a member of its local organization is shown by the record In Newman's Official Golf Guide for 1S00, which gives a list of nearly 900 regularly organized clubs. New York heads the list, with 153. The same au thority estimates that there are at least 200,000 golfers in the United States. Mtxlcl Tenement IInnev Three hundred plans were submit ted in an architects competition in New York for model tenement houses and the first prize plan la to bo used at once. The new buildings will be fire proof throughout and will occupy 70 per cent of the ground space, leav ing 30 per cent for light and air. In each room a window will open Into the outer air and each apartment will be connected with private hall and baths, play grounds, clothes drying chambers and storage rooms. It is calculated that a rental of $1 a week per room will give satisfactory profit. Oriental n Soldler. No European nation has succeded In holding or controlling tropical posses sions without the aid of native troop3. Moreover, these can b.e maintained at a much smaller cost than white sol diers, not to speak of the great expense of transportation. Two-thirds of the Dutch army in Java Is composed of aative troops; Spain, before the Insur rection, had over 13,000 natives doing military service in the Philippines, and England's success in converting the Egyptian fellahs Into good soldiers Is another example of how apparently poor material can be utilized. tool I nder Fl". That "man get3 used to anything" has been shown again by the extra ordiaary casc3 of coo'ness under fire a the front in the South African war. t Labuschagne's nek a private in the deadly zone of fire tore open a letter from his sister and began to read it eagerly; a wounded batsman at Lady ranith finished hi run at cricket before dropping dead; a trooper named Charles Hands kept his cigarette i alight between faring from his horse with a fractured thigh and being taken to the hospital. 1 dOIRUB roil Work for Detectives at Crown Point, Ind. A WOMAN'S SKULL IS FOUND. Dental plate In the Mouth the Possible Clew That May Lead to Identity of the Dectatfd Look 1.1 We Uurder Case Sleuth Work liecius. Citizens of Crown Point, lad., and vicinity are wrought up over the find ing of a grewsome skull in Cedar Lake Saturday, by little Tony Ilertzler. The lad was fishing and his hoak brought up the bony framework of j what is supposed to have been the head cf a woman. The fine hair on the skull and the peculiarly delicate curve of the tooth plate these are their chief proofs. An important clew is believed to exist in the peculiar fashioning of a dental plate found in the mouth. The teeth were upper incisors, run ning from lae left eye tooth to the front of the mouth. The plate, which ttCvTS TOTE hoUND 1H raw Kca.ra.trt Dr. Iniiviiain said was not of the most approved make, was only an inch across in its widest part, that fitting across from gum to gum of the back teeth. From the "soft palate" end to the point where the teeth were atiarh:d was one and one-quarter inches, and the point where the teeth were attach- ed wes nine-sixteenths of an inch across. There was no gum work on the plate. Dr. Joseph Van OsinskI, deputy coro ner, told Sheriff Lawrence of Lake county, that he had placed the plate and teeth in the little coffin in which he had buried the crumbled skull af ter the inquest, in which he declared murder had been done. The Importance of the plate as a clew was so great that arrangements were made to exhume it. Dr. Osinski was preparing to accompany the sher iff to the cemetery, when he put his hand into his overcoat pocket. There he found the plate. Sheriff Lawrence seized it eagerly. He had not seen it before. Wmle Dr. OsinskI was inclined to think the head was that of a man, ho admitted that he based his opinion en tirely on his examination of the hair. He found two grades. ne coarse and one very fine. Before the head fell to pieces in Sheriff Lawrence's hands he , had noticed hair clinKins to the lime like substance that answered for flesh, and he believed the head was that of a man with a beard. From the fact that there were fine and coarso hairs Dr. Osinski figured the same way, although he never saw the head before it broke into frag ments. Sheriff Lawrence is proceeding en tirely on the theory that a woman was the victim of ffca lake murder mystery. All about Cedar Lake, among the regular dwellers and the cottage, is intense excitement, and a demand for the fulle?t Investigation. Foreman McKinnon of the Armour ice house at Cedar Lake, admitted that one of the 300 men employed there last winter had failed to call for three days pay due him, and that the amount was still to his credit on Ar mour & Co.'s books In the Chicago office. But he said it was nothing un usual for the ice cutters to wander away in that manner. There had been no serious quarrels among the men during the past few winters, as far as he knew. Hat NnatcHrr I Taken. The "hat snatcher" of Chicago has come to grief. She was arrested Thursday afternoon by Policeman John H. Meyers at State and Washing ton streets, after she had made an unsuccessful attempt to gain posses sion of the hat of Mrs. J. H. Teuheft, who lives at 3228 State street Crevr Is Main by Native. The steamer Miowera, which arrived at Vancouver, B. C, from the South seas, brought news that Capt Robert Lyne, two officers, three white men and fifteen native members of the crew of the trading bark Almond were killed by the natives of Los Negros island. The vessel had a short but adventurous existence and ended its career on a coral reef. Five men lost their lives in the snowflelds of the Tasmanian mountains Aug. 28. They were members of a scientific party from Melbourne. Port Huron Kiev tor Horned. The eievaior naut of the McAlorran Milling company, Port Huron and isot tuwtöieiu Elevator couiuauy und i. McMorran & Co. was destroyed by fire at Port Huron, Mich., entailing a loss of $22G,uoO, fully covered by in urance. A train of cars was backed into the elevator and an effort made to save part of Its contents, but the smoke forced the men to quit work. Wilbur Inslee, a business man, wag in jured during the progress of ths Are by fallin on the track. mm iw 1- NEGRO BURNED AT STAKE. Alabama DIaek Lynched for Attack on a 'White Woman. Winfield Townsend, a negro who Monday made an attack upon Mrs. Lonnle Harrington, was burned at the stake in the village of Eclectic, Ala., arly Tuesday morning. The husband of the negro's victim applied the torch to the pile of pine knots above which the culprit had been bound, and, with several dozen of his friends and neigh- , bors, stood by while the flames did their work. As they leaped to the flesh of the negro he cried wildly for mercy and writhed in agony until he lost consciousness. The crowd stood silently about the pyre for half an hour, at the end of which time noth ing remained of tne heap of wood and the human body but ashes. The negro had run away after the commission of the crime, but was traced with bloodhounds, and found sitting on the limb of a tree. He was taken before Mrs. Harrington, who identified him, and then to a lonely spot to be slain. Then a halt was called and the man ner of death discussed by the mob. A vote was taken, and the balloting showed a majority of the crowd to favor death at the stake The stake v.MR;KM)Vo5fca;a Via2ITFEar0HEC& was prepared, the negro bound to It with chains and the fire was started. After the negro's body had been con sumed the crowd quietly dispersed. LATEST MARKET QUOTATIONS, Winter Wh at-No. 2 red. TC'fTSc: No. 3 rol. 72'i'(;74c: No. 4 red CT i Tu Vic: no irrade red, r&v. No. 3 hard and No. 4 hard. 71-Xc: No. 4 white. 9ic. Spring Wheat-No. 1 Northern, TC T7Vc: No. 3. :.'-; 7G '2c: No. 4. Go'aTSc: no grade, CU'uCc; No. 3 white, 70c. Corn-No. 2, WuWkc: No. 2 yel ow, 40'4c: No. 2, 40W10V.c: No. 3 white. 4u'kc: No. 3 yellow. 40Ura40-ic: No. 4. i$i 39"c. Oats No. 4. 21 Vic: No. 4 while. 23! 22c: No. 3 white. 24c; No. 2, 22ic Hop Products Mess pork, regular, J12.W fil2.Sö: lard, regular. J7.22Vtf7.25; short rib sides. SS.NKiS.30: pickled hams. 1W12 lbH, Wi?c: pickled hams. 16 lbs, hb& fcc: picnic bams. JiTfe'ergc: bellies. SJVV'f 'Jsc: smoked hains. SalOUc: skinned hams, io8Sli;c: shoulders, WS'ttec: pic nic hams. 6iiTVic. Cattle Native shipping and export. $1.85 (Tif.70: dressed beef and butcher steers. $4 fi.i5.30; Fteers under I.Oiki lbt, J3.5U'fi5: stock ers and feeders, $2.50'' 1.75: cow? and hei fers. $2.- 4.70; canners. JL5(K52.76: bulls. Wi.Zi): Texas and Indian "teers, J3'tf4.W; cows and heifers. S2.2yi.0. Hokk PiRS and liRhts, iä.ya5.A0; pack ers, lö. 2Yi 5.40; butchers. J5..'i()fi5.o0. Sheep Native muttons, S3..r0Jf4.2": lambs. ic5.2f.: culls and bucks, $2.&'a3J6; Block ers. 13.33. Unttr Kxtra crranacry. 2W21Vc: firsts. ix'sli'MVe: scoivls. l'lCic: imltat:on creameries. ICTilSlfcc; dfUrles, choice. 18c: firsts, lCc. Cheese-Full cream, twins. lOViWOHe: off prades. VM0e: dairies. IH'flle: Youns Amorlca. llro HV.-c; clieddars. 10 Vic Kegs-Fresh, loss oil, cases returned, 10- t' r doz. f'rvfii Kruit Apples. tV'iZ per brl. no I fiinlip" ti minlitv !'i.mr:il rim SI urarts. Mack. Mb baskets, S'-iinic: white. 1 ivs lie. I'o;ir. I?;rt!its. J2'f4 per brl othr varieties, Jl..ri:;.i.". Poultry Live turkeys, good to choice. S fSV.e ptr lb: gobblers. Sc; young turkeys. :f'.i'!.e: ehickeiis. hens, fc'.i-e: FpriiiRS. S'.-c; roosters. To per lb; ducks, tic per lb; geese. j;!..7'0.:ri per doz. P tatet. -s Ihirbanks. 3Ko24e: Peerless, EO'fj.me; lletiron. 3K"2io; Kose. 3tpL2c; erly Ohio, 2i;.'Wc per bu. Political 'ot. Gov. Pingree has called a special session of the Michigan legislature for next Wednesday. He desires a charge in the system of railway taxation, and the people must first vote on a con stitutional amendment. Gov. Roosevelt reached Rock Island, 111., Friday night wearied with his 13, 0C0 miles of campaigning. The registration of 102,888 votes In the city of Baltimore is claimed by each of the parties as a certain indica tion of its own success at the election. Mr. Bryan visited nine counties in Indiana Friday, and spoke to twelve large gatherings. Col. Roosevelt was set upon by a crowd of young ruliians as he was leav ing church in Chicago Sunday and made the victim of abuse. Roosevelt spoke to 20.000 peop'e at Coliseum in Chicago Saturday night. Republicans are planning a lively campaign In New York. William Jennings Bryan spent Sun day on the old homestead at Salem. 111. Politics was laid aside for the day, while old companions, friends and relatives visited him and renewed their ancient bonds. Italy Protent to America. Le Journal of Paris publishes a dis patch from Its Rome correspondent saying that the Italian government has sent to Washington a protest against the "excessive liberty" accorded to anarchists in the United States. Itusln Men Clean Streets. Grave business men, armed with broom and shovel, started a crusade for cleanliness by removing the dirt from Main street, Kenosha, Wis. City officials took the hint and had the dirt hauled away. Pork May Keat h 20. With the world's visible supply lim ited to 33,000 barrels, it Is said by those who are in a position to know that pork will soon touch the $20 mark. At Chicago Saturday the shorts did the bidding and the price went from $14 to $17 a barrel, closing strong. With this advance thero was a total purchase of 2,500 barrels, which represented a loss as high as $12,000 to $18.000, according to the date when the short sales were made. a r ' STRIKE IS Iff SEIllfB. No Offer of a Compromise Has Been " Announced. MITCHELL SURE OF VICTORY. A ISlg I"jr 'e Tufmliiy In Wllkesbarre, pa. Tea Thousand Men and Hoya Marched Through the Street The L'uiou Clniuia It IIa Come to May. "The strike is drawing rapidly to a close," said President Mitchell to 20, OOo striking mint is at Wiikesbaire Tuesday alteration, and the u.ü.O cheered wildly. Then came the sur prise of the day, which had been ex pected to mark the turning pint in the strike. President Mitchell brought no news of a compromise, lie made no statement to show tnat the coal com panies would grant more thau the.r formal notices indicated. He had no tidings from the independent opera tors, who at piesent hold the key to the situation. Ten thousand miners, men and boys, paraded through the stieets of Wilkes barre Tuesday. Another 1Ü,0UU ßcood ou the sidewalks and cheered the marchers, while probably 20,000 gath ered at the West Side Park, and listened to the speeches of Mitchell, Ditcher, Purceil, and their other lead ers. These leaders predicted gr.at re sults from this show o numbers, for the L'u.voo, to a man, promised not to go Lack to work until they went as a solid Lody, m;,ouu strong. A nu:ii- bcr of opo;;toi-s watched the vcte at the meeting, but made no move to com- pionii.se. The parade was oik; hour and thirty- five niiiniU'S passing the reviewing place, and several thousand marche:s from outlying districts never found that place. Many marched with tho piecision of soldiers, for a l:.rge por tion of the miners here are foreigners who have served in Kuropean armies. Mot toe on tlie Painter. There were numerous banners in the column, all voicing steadfast devo tion to Mitchell and the miner' cause. Among the most noticeable were theire: "We want our dinner pails filled with substantial food, ne:t coal baron's taffy." "We arc fighting a cause that is just and right." "Stand by President Mitchell and the union." "Our union must be recognized." "We will no longer be slaves." "2,240 pounds for a ton." "We want two weeks pay." The breaker boys carried banners which read: "We need schooling, but must work." Will Ijjnore Operator' Offer. The operators are in no hurry and will wait the Dleasure of the strikers, The miners, nowever, have about made up their minds that they will not consider the offer. The increase, they say, is a mere trifle and not worthy of consideration. The fact that the operator.! have made what appears to be a studied effort to ignore the miners' union is what aggravates the strikers most. They say it is useless to talk of a settlement unless the presidents of the big coal companies make up their minds to recognize th union. One of the officers of the United Mine Work ers -ouncil of this district said today: "I don't we how au agreement can be reached so iong as the union is P'ft out of the negotiations. The operators might a.s well understand now as la!er on that the union has come to stay and that it will insist on its demands being granted." There is a strong feeling at Scran- ton that the strike of the miners la PICKING COAL FROM SLATG Mat DUpUy Tlielr Fla?. Mr. Jackson, secretary of the le gatlon at Berlin, has supplied to the state department at Washington a proclamation by the German govern ment rejecting the display of nation al llgs, prescribing the conditions un der which these are to be exhib.ted. Foreign ships are required to show their Hags when meeting a German naval vessel, or passing a German fortress, if within the three-mile limit, and when entering a German harbor. Indiana lo Have NUI Hr Marshal. A bill is to be Introduced in the In diana legislature this winter creating the office of state fire marshal. Audi tor of State Hart is behind the proposition. The duties of the office would be to investigate the cause o.! fires and fix the responsibility. It Is believed he would be able to dis:over danger from spontaneous combustion 1 In large manufacturing concerns In The case of Henry Youtsey, the season to save heavy losses, thus sav- Goebel suspect, was called at George Ine the insurance companies large ; town, Ky., Wednesday and continued I sums and thereby aid In reducing i raiu. I nearing Its end. While there is no positive announcement to that effect, there are indications that the big com panies and individual operators aro getting ready to concede the demands of the men that their union be recog nized, and this, with the 10 per cent increase in wages granted, will at once start up every coliiery in Pennsyl vania, leaving minor differences to be adjusted by arbitration. The com panies realize that they must surrender and are preparing to do so as grace fully as the circumstances will admit of. Discu the "Help" Problem. The National Household Economic association meeting at Toronto, Ont., wrestled with the household help prob lern without suggesting any rew or j radical methods of dealing with the j trouble. Mrs. Shailer of New York . introduced the subject and asked for light and experience. One of the speakers said there were 1(0 typewrit ers wanting situations to one cook. Prisoners F.rape from Iowa .Tall. Kenned' and Walker, highway rob bers, under sentence for thre years in the penitentiary, and a burglar named Morris, sawed hinges from the cage door in the county jail Thursday a d escaped by rushing past an attendant at Muscatine, Iowa. Morris was cap tured and his sentence passed Thurs day evening, is for five years. The highwaymen escaped. SrtjS "Oiiii V;diH Ih I m moml. In his a-d dress at Appleton, W's , to five candidates about to lv ordained to the ministry, Bishop Mallilicu. the i presiding omcer or the Wisconsin I Methodist conference, denounced the prevalence of immoral .stories in cur rent literature, referring to "Quo z Vadis" as a l ook that no Methodist should permit in his homo. I'.osus IMitter in Pitl!urn- State Secretary of Agriculture John Hamilton cf Pittsburg caused infor mations to be entered against 413 dealers in oleomargarine in that city. About i'OO samples of butter were pro cured by detectives. Of these 433 were found to be oleomargarine. Mo-t of the oleomargarine sold at Pittsburg comes from Chicago. liil!el from Anilm!i. While reclining on a chair beside an open window at his home at Oriental. Juniata county. Pa., Adam doodling was shot through, the mouth by an un known assassin and instantly killed. On Sunday Mr. doodling was heard to remark that he had but two enemies in the world, of one of whom he was terribly afraid. Whites ami Negroe-i Clanli. A great negro uprising of negroes is feared at Georgetown, S. C. A riot broke out in the rice fields between the j whites and the blacks. Josiah Dar, editor of the Georgetown limes, was shot and had one leg amputated as the result of his wound. Troops are on the scene and a race war is im minent. K'cli CioUl Had In Australia. A newspaper received at Victoria. B. C, from Sydney, N. S. W., says a sen sational gold discovery has been made at Long Flat, near Gundagai, N. S. ... Pieces of gold covered with oxide or iron have been found, many pieces weighing up to three-quarters of a pound troy. Pt Paeer Drop DaL Wight, a black gilding, with a pac ing record of 2:17,4. dropped dead ou the last Quarter in the fourth hut of the 2: IS trot at Charlotte, Mich. Wight had second place when death came. The horse was owned by H. C. Knell of Port Huron and was valued at $2,000 BANKS, FltENCHTOWN, PA. Work of Hanken' Meeting. Thursday's session of the American Bankers' association at Richmond, Va., was devoted largely to hearing papers read. Charles A. Conant of the New York Journal of Commerce read the first paper. It was on the finan cial future of the United States. Alfred C. Barnes followed him on "Internal Revenue Laws." Other papers were read by James Pollard of Fort Madi son, Iowa, and George Hague of Can ada. I.argo Shoe factory llurned. Wednesday lire broke out in the large shoe factory of J. E. Dayton & Co. The plant was a total less. The factory and contents are valued at $300,000, partly covered by insurance. Adjoining property was in imminent danger of being burned. I The YoatMr Trui. j until Friday, the defense not being I rpnrlv for trial iit m m i. Contests Mostly of a Diplomatic Nature. NEW POLICY IS NOW SHAPING Chaffee Withdrawn Main HoJy of Troop from I'ekin. l- ttvm Knouli holdltn to iuanl Legation There liuiera Killt! Luk I.ao Mirlle.L. Totxlay, Ortotiep X. Li Hung Cxiang decided tu ttay away ! from Ptkin; will conduct negotiation!! "t Tientsin. Declasse issued note from Paris to powers suggesting com . remise agreement as to China. Ger- ' :aan trcojis killed forty Boxers in ea i.agemeut near Pekin. Wi -diiestiay, Oetolier 3. Commercial traveler, returned from China, fcays Boxer outbreak was re sult of interference with ancient cus toms by missionaries. British ves sels with Indian troops sailed froai Wei-Hri-Wei to Taku on short no tice. German diplomats are absorbed in discussion cf new turn in Chinese a'airs. Dr. Morrison urges powers to itu-ist on punishment before making reace. Americans will not take pirt in expedition against Shan-Hai-Kwaa. lliurlüy. 1ttT 4 Tinted States rcrld to German not-, .aying Conger is in.-tr!:c! d to 'earn vhat is to 1- puni.-hmeut of lox- r lci.'-'vs and what is guaranty that they P.uss: I; be brought to account. Grr- submitt d modified note and and Fia!i-e joint notes, all tiiuir.g tow.iri. the powers. uml.n-staadlng among Germans said to be burning Boxers' villager aroit wl ppfcia. Dowager ord ) d t( :n'e erected in. memory of Von K' ttflcr. IriI.y, OctoHer . England, following American course, instructed Micdonald ca same lines as instructions to Conger. Japanese tQ ial suggested it would be well to have- tangible government to deal with before proceeding with negotia tions. Chinese Heet in Strnils of Formosa fir-d a shot at Russian cruiser Rurik, which retired. Rus sia will try tet have wilied fittt dis cipline offenders. SuikIüv. Octt-r 7. A Russian authority, dis'-us ing the results f the peace corgrr..ss, s:ays the hope for an cud of all warn li s in the fact that modern fighting would soon exhaust ;:ny nation's resources. Emperor of China admits he is to blame for Boxer uprising, but he Kaya it was the fault of his advisers, 2nd he orders Prince Tuan and others run ished. Right thousand Chinese troops forced tne Germans to retire from a fight near Tientsin. KASKASKIA U WASHED WAY. Misllppl Itivrr Now Klo w Over First Capital ctf Ililnol. By another peculiar shift of the current of the Mississippi river within the past few days every remaining trace of the vil.age of Old Kaskaski? has been swept into the waters, which now flow di rectly over the spot where was t n.e located the firet white settlement west of the Alleghany mountains and the i:rst capital ef the state of Illinois With the exception of a few public rec ords and documents picked U in orat of the de'cnj4 buildings before t!eir complete destruction, nothing mire than n memory of the historic old tet tlement remains. The e.ld Pope houfe, the first brick stnutiuc built west of the Ohio, in which the first seyiou of the first legislature of Illinois was held, was the last buiMine; to be washed into the waters. I.ltlif Hurt In Trollf.v Wr-eU. Eight persons were injured, one of them probably fatally, in a colli ion between a Calumet electric car and the engine of a Lake .Shore and Michigac Southern suburban train at Seventy ninth street and Stony Island avenue, Chicago. The car was reduced to splinters ami the tender of the ras senger train forced from the track. Mctorman Dowse, who had charge of the car only fenir days, probably will die as the result of his injuries Rev. Father Mathew Hanley of the St. Ailbe Catholic church. South Chlcrgo. escaped death in a marvelous man ner. He distinguished himself by his coolness and administered extreme unction te) several of the passenger who were thought to be near death. May !: In M-xlen KWxwl. Telegraphic advices fioai Vamrlco. Mex., jstate that the Panuco anii Tames rivers, which empty into the gtt f at that place, are on one of the biggest rises in their history and gieat dam age has been wrought by the Ikods in the populated and cultivated val leys above there?. At one roint near Chila station, on the line of the Mcxi eo Central railroad, the Tame liver is over fifty miles wide and has swept to destruction hundreds of hcusrs oc cupied by Mexican farmers and la borers. Many cases of drowning ar reported. Kays Carl Seliurs II" Not Kelc". The report sent out from New York that Carl Schurz has resigned as p si dent of the National Civil Service Ur form association is denied by the sec retary of the association. U is stated tuat Mr. Schurz has n intention of re signing. Fatal lnel ltetween Frenchmen. A mortal duel was fought at Paris Thursday between Joseph Marlier, a city councilman, and Due Ferottn. Deputy Marlier was wounded and dieft an hour later. low It auk Uebhetl of 81,000. Burglars entered the bank at Klk port, Jowa, blew open the tafe with nitroglycerin and eecured $1.000 in currency and some valuable papers. The robbers eseapcd to the woods. The bank Is owned by A. C Tiede & Co. Gold from Alank. The steamship City of Seattle arrived at Seattle, Wash., Wednesday from Skagway, Alaska, with $1.500 ia Klon dike treasure and 317 passengers.