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THE WEEKLY INDEPENDENT.
C W. METSKER, Pub. and Prop. PLYMOUTH, - - INDIANA II Items cf General Interest Told in Paragraphs. COMPLETE NEWS SUMMARY. Record of Happening of Moh or Llttlo Importance from All Parts of the Civ lllzel World Inoident. Eaterprls. Accldtntt, Verdict. CrimM aid Wan Paul Revere, great-grandson of Colo nel Paul Revere of revolutionary fame. Is dead at Morristown, N. J. Otto M. Ekberg, a non-union team ster, was murdered in Sau Francisco by an unknown man. , During the re cent strike Ekberg and another non union teamster got into a fight with union men. It is thought this occur rence supplied the motive for the mur der. French fleet ordered to leave Mity- Iene and i roceed to island of Syra. Diplomatic relations between France and Turkey restored. Schooners Emily Taylor and George Irving v. recked on Lake Michigan and Saginaw Bay, but the crews rescued. Twenty-four students of St. Stanis laus' college, Day SL Louis, Miss., were expelled for going to a circus. Patients who died while under the charge of Miss l'oppan in Massachu setts to be exhumed and examined for traces of poison. Boy kidnaped by tramps returned to his West Virginia home and accused captors of minders. Arkansas editor declared governor of state accepted a bribe, and latter may go gunning for him. Horse carried boy rider into burning barn near Rochester, X. Y., and both perished. Army paymaster robbed of $1,S00 while on his way to Pensacola, Fla. Convicts who escaped from the Fort Leaveu worth (Kan.) penitentiary cap tured a sheriff and his deputy," who were pursuing them, and used them as a shield to escape from posse. Insurance company charged attempt to swindle it out of $4.000 by pretend ed death of an insured man at Little Rock, Ark. Bulgarian government notified it would be held responsible il Miss Stone Is killed by bandits, who are said to be treating her with more cruelty. Mrs. William Textor of Leaven worth, Kan., committed suicide at her home by netting fire to her clothing. which she first thoroughly saturated with coal oil. Mrs. Textor was injured three weeks ago and her mind is be lieved to have been deranged. The fire in the Mikado mine at Bes semer, Mich., was extinguished after a damage of $10,00) had resulted. Two hundred men are thrown out of em ployment. The body of Erick Johnson was found clinging to a ladder in the mine 130 feet from the surface. A through west-bound freight train on the Chicago Great Western railroad ran into the rear end of an extra stock train, killing Charles Cook, who was asleep in the caboose. One stock car and the caboose were burnt. W. X. Miller of Parkersburg. W. Va., special counsel in the Ellis Glenn case employed for the state, was notified that Judxe Nathan Goff had granted an appeal to the United States supreme court. Frank McCoy, an electrician, was electrocuted yesterday at the top of a löf'-ioot electric tower at Council Bluffs, Iowa. George Fusting, an engineer, was killed and three employes injured by a boiler explosion at the Central stock yards at Louisville, Ky. Mrs. Kathleen White, wife of the president of the National Salt Com pany, killed by a fall in her bathroom in Greater New York. Druggist at Wareham, Mass., de clared he sold poison in July to Miss Toppan, who is accused of killing sev eral persons. London's dense fog spreads to Paris, the pall of darkness being thickei than ever. President's sister, the wife of Com mander Cowles, either lost or was robbed of a $5,000 diamond brooch, which was lust seen when she was visiting at Farmington, Conn. Detec tives searching for the jewelry. C. B. Thompson of Port Huron, Mich, Supreme Finance Keeper of the Knights of Maccabees, confessed a shortage of $57,000 in his accounts. The Rev. S. C. Swallow of Harris burg, Pa., once candidate for President, unfrocked by Jury of Methodist min isters for lying. Trouble grew out of attack on McKinley while he 'as dy ing. Agreement upon the amount of ran Eom for Miss Stone Is reported reached, but difficulties on the manner and place of payment block her libera tion. David B. Hill refuses to discuss the move to overthrow Tammany, but sig nificance is seen In his visit to New "xork on the heels of the election. American who recently returned to London from Congo State charged Bel gian troops with slaughtering hun dreds of the natives. Cablegram from Peking Indicates the appointment of Wang-Wen-shao as the successor to Wu Ting Fang. Death of Li Hung Chang Is followed by the selection of Yuan-Shl-kai a3 viceroy of Chi-LI. Andrew Carnegie elected Lord Rec tor of St. Andrew's University. Switchman Philip Baker dropped dead at Chicago and Western Indiana track and Fortieth street, in Chicago, after throwing switch giving train a clear way. Rebels In Java defeated by Dutch troops in two engagements. Hotel to cost $2,500,000 to be erected in Park avenue, between Forty-first and Forty-second streets. New York. Colombian rebels captured Town of Tumaco. Yuan Shin Kal appointed viceroy of Chili Province to succeed U Hung m m vim MISS STONE IS HEARD FROM, Letter Dated Nor. 1 Say Writer nd Companion Ar WelL New York dispatch: The messenger sent by M. Bakhmeteff, the Russian diplomatic agent, to the brigands has returned, bearing a letter from Miss Stone to a former pupil at Sofia, says the Sofia correspondent of the Journal and Advertiser. M. Bakhmetoff, hav ing thus established communications, has turned the letter and details over to Mr. Dickinson, the American consul-general, saying the latter has the ransom, and upon him rests the re sponsibility. The messenger was ab sent nine days. The letter Is dated Nov. 1 and Is written In Bulgarian by Miss Stone, but controlled by the brig ands. It consists of half a page, say ing Miss Stone and Mme. Tsilka are Tvell and that the latter expects a baby In three weeks. It expresses hope for speedy release. M. Bakhmeteff's mes senger also brought a letter to Mr. Dickinson from Miss Stone. The brig ands decline to trust Mr. Dickinson's men and characterize his offer as paltry. professor" c. a. bacon dead. Member of Helolt Faculty Succumbs to Septic I'olnoninjj. Beloit, Wis., dispatch: Professor Charles A. Bacon, connected with the faculty of Beloit college for fifteen years, died in the afternoon In Strong hospital in this city from a complica tion of diseases resulting in septic poisoning. Professor Bacon's most val uable service to Beloit college was In connection with his work in the li brary and in Smith observatory, which has been listed by the German and French governments among the best observatories in the world. He wrote numerous articles for metropolitan newspapers on astronomical subjects, especially regarding meteoric showers and eclipses. In the last few years he has devoted little attention to astron omy, but has been instructor in French and has spent much time in the col lege library, where he was continually perfecting methods of handling the 23,000 volumes in the library. LATEST M ARKE fQ UÖ T AT 1 0 N S . Spring wheat No. 1 northern. 7ö?ic; No. 2, 70071c, No. 3, 6$'a,0Vac. No. 4. ö 67&C Winter wheat No. 2 red. 70?4c; No. 8. 70-Q72c; No. 2 hard. 7070c: No. 3, 70ic. Corn No. 2. övc; No. 2 yellow, 69Vic; No. S, foc; No. 3 yellow, S'.S'tWie; No. 4, 56c. Oats No. 3 white. 4QRic; No. 2, 2Sc: No. 4 white, 4 40', ic ; No. 3. öiic: No. 3 white. 40ti41c: No. 2. Ss'a'tfS'Jiäc; No. 2 white, 4'VtJl,.ic Cattle Choice beef steers, $3. MUG. 50: fair to good, $1.73'i5.n0; stockers and feed ers, S2&4.25; western-fed steers. S4.251iG.3'J: western range stetrs. ."Va 5.25; Texas and Indian steers, $;'( 4.05; Texas cows. JJff3; native cows, $2. tii; 4 .50; heifers, S3.25''ir.25: bulls, $2y4; calves, Wilö. Hogs Heavy. $ &6.1U; niixed packers, tZ.iywi; light. $5.3u 05.00; pigs, $l.tö 'a 5.25. Sheep Native lambs, 51J4 is5: western lamb?. $3.Söi4.ö0; native wethers, $3. 25'' 3. SO; western weth ers. $3.15 2. &; ewes. $2.i"Jlf 3.4'.; culls, t'2'l 3.50. Poultry Iced stock: Turkey gobblers. 7 5Sc; chickens and hens, scalded, 8c; chickens, hens and springs, dry picked. 7c: roosters. 5'ic; ducks, tic; geese. 6 Sc; spring chickens, 3c. Beans Pea beans, hand picked, Sl. 1.90; medium, hand picked. $1.55. Butter Creamery, ex tra choice. 2P-c; seconds, W'nW.zc; dai ries, choice, lc. Eggs 21c. Apples, brls, greening, $3.75't4.25; northern spies. $2.75? 3.25; Ben Davis, $2jj2.5; common stock. $1.3uftl.75. Cattlemen Waat Protection. At the National Live Stock Asso ciation convention in Chicago next month a proposition will be presented to petition Congress to appoint a com mission to investigate the western land situation, and lake whatever action is necessary to protect the cattle indus try. The encouragement of small stock farms and government aid in building storage reservoirs on the ranges will also be recommended. Stockmen claim that there has been an enormous decrease in the number of cattle in this country during the last five years, and that unless Con gress takes speedy action beef will soon be selling at fabulous prices. Die to Save Her Husband. Chicago dispatch: Rushing to her husband'3 rescue, Mrs. Julius Yankee met death by fire. The husband, equal ly heroic, was seriously, if not fatally, injured, for after his wife had ex tinguished the flames that had seized his clothing he turned to aid her and barely escaped with his life. The tragedy occurred in the kitchen of the couple's home in the flat building at 151 Larrabee street. Yankee's cloth ing had caught fire while he was melt ing tar, which boiled over. Schwant (iullty of Murder. Schwante's murder case, which has been on trial at Manchester, Wis., for the last two weeks, came to a close. The Jury was out all night, and at 11 a. m. brought in a verdict of guilty in the first degree. The convicted man Is a young farmer living near Spencer, and was charged with burning the home of an aged couple named Klokow last November while they were asleep. Banker W. K. Lacey Is Freed. At Grand Rapids Judge Wanty took the case of W. K. Lacey of Niles, Mich., from the jury, directing that a verdict of "Not guilty" be returned. This course was taken after Lacey had tes tified that he was elected president of the bank with the understanding that he was not to give bank matters bis whole attention. Exploding Lump Kills Two. South Norwalk, Conn., dispatch: Mrs. Guy Pimbell cf Xorwalk at tempted to replenish the oil in a light ed lamp and an explosion followed, which scattered the blazing oil in all directions. Mrs. Pimbell and her three children were covered with the burn ing liquid, and two of them Rose, aged 8 years, and Louis, aged 5 were burned to death. The mother and an other daughter, Catherine, were also terribly burned and were removed to a hospital, where it was stated that neither would live. Shuts OfT Detroit's Oat. J. B. Gibson, attorney general of Ontario, has sent a notice to Sheriff Her of Essex county to seize the sub marine pipes which are used by the Interior Construction Company of De troit to convey natural gas from Wind aor to Detroit This action has been taken as a result of the failure of the company to obey the order In council passed by the Ontario cabinet some time ago for the purpose of having the pipes removed from the Canadian bed of the Detroit river. D 110 Miss Stone's Case Stir Up President Roosevelt. STATE DEPARTMENT'S VIEWS. Secretary Hay Thinks Iloth. Turkey and Bulgaria Should 13 e Compelled, by Force It Necessary, to Get liandlts Keportt to White House. "Washington, D. C, dispatch: "The plan by which France coerced Turkey and the success of that plan are both a justification and a precedent for ac tion by the United States with respect both to Turkey and Bulgaria. "It has been demonstrated by French diplomacy that it is possible to deal with Turkey summarily , without pre cipitating an international war." The foregoing are official views which have been conveyed by the State Department to the White House, and which will be the keynotes of impor tant diplomatic representations, both to Turkey and Bulgaria, growing out of the Miss Stone incident, which is ex tremely embarrassing and annoying to the President The settlement of the French claims will be followed prompt ly by a statement of policy by the President toward Turkey and Bulgaria, which will be in the form of an ul timatum and will bring both of these powers to terms, even if a repetition of the prompt and decisive naval dem onstrations of France is necessary. Smyrna, in Asia Minor, is the port at which the State Department casts its eye, and no doubt it would b3 seized by an American squadron should cir cumstances demand it to enforce the President's demands. President Roosevelt is exasperated. He will not let Turkey or Bulgaria ignore the de sire of this government that the Miss Stone incident cease to be an open question. The Chief Executive pro poses to show in the early part of his administration that American citizens must be respected and protected every where. President Roosevelt feels that the United States navy is strong enough to make its claims good any where in the world, either alone or in a combination that can always be se cured. Secretary Hay believes prompt and drastic measures are necessary to force Turkey and Bulgaria to action if Miss Stone is to be rescued. He believes that demonstration in Turk ish waters or the seizure of a custom house will force the Porte to grant better security to American citizens within his territory. Bulgaria Taken to Task. Sofia, Bulgaria, Nov. 11. The gov ernment has caused the arrest of a man who was visiting United States Consul General Dickinson and searched him, presumably thinking he was an emissary of the brigands and expecting to seize a communication from or to Miss Ellen M. Stone, the American missionary. The man was subsequently released. This action of the authorities was, seemingly, a de liberate attempt to frighten delegates who might visit Mr. Dickinson and thus prevent negotiations from taking place in Bulgarian territory The atti tude of the authorities hampers Mr. Dickinson, as the brigands refuse to treat in Turkey. Mr. Dickinson, in his reply to Miss Stone's letter, urged the brigands to still further reduce their demands and accept the amount sub scribed, in view of the determination More Fighting In Leyte. The Insurgents are becoming more active in the Island of Leyte. Tho town of Matalon has been attacked. At Inopacan the Insurgents cut tho telegraph line. While a detachment of American troops were repairing It they were fired upon by a band of insur gents. After a brief skirmish the reb els were dispersed. First Lieutenant Robert T. Crawford of the First infan try, a sergeani and five men, while at tempting to cross the Babyon river in Samar, were drowned. Kidnaps Her Own Child. Frank Gross and wife of Battle Creek created a sensation in Belding, Mich., by kidnaping Edna Passmore, a five-year-old child of Mrs. Gross by a former marriage. The child was forci bly taken from a kindergarten. A chase by the teacher and scholars took place down the street, but the kidnap ers jumped into a carriage and drove rapidly toward Lowell. Richard Bris tol, grandfather of the child, with whom ehe has always made hex home, pursued the fugitives, but failed to overtake them. I LI HUNG CHANG. of the government not to contribute j toward the ransom and the impossl- Dinty or collecting iurtner suoscrip tions. Brigands Kxpected to Agree. It is believed the brigands will agree to this, as they are now beginning to feel hard pressed and want money for current expenses, such as bribery of officials, peasants and others. The letter insists that the surrender of the prisoners must precede or be sim ultaneous with the payment, but leaves the question of the place open. A mes senger has brought a letter from Miss Stone, written in English. All the pre vious communications from Miss Stone have been in Bulgarian. The letter says she is still well and gives valu able information about her captors and other circumstances which Miss Stone was debarred from sending in Bulgarian. E, S. STOKES' WILL FILED. Lat-e Fluanrlr'g Cousin Is Made the Chief Beneliclary. New York dispatch: The will of Ed ward S. Stokes, who died on Saturday last at the residence of his sister, Mrs. McNutt, was filed in the surrogate's of fice. The will was executed on Feb. 13, 1S91, before Mr. Stokes had the dis agreement with his cousin, W. E. D. Stokes, and W. E. D. Stokes is the chief beneficiary under the will. No petitioa setting forth the value of the property left by Mr. Stokes was filed with the will. Mr. Stokes declares that his en tire estate is to be held in trust by his executor, who is to pay legacies of $2,000 to his mother. Nancy Stokes; 12,000 to his brother, Horace, and $2.00 to his sister. Mary .T. McNutt. The re siduary estate he directs shall be divid ed between his brother Horace and his sister, Mrs. McNutt, and in case neith er of them leaves children, the entire estate is to go to W. E. D. Stokes. Mr. Stokes says in the last clause of the will that he is unmarried and has no children. Unna I Sentenced for I-ife.. The Circuit Court jury at Fort Wayne, Ind., returned a verdict finding Charles Dunn guilty of murder in the first degree and fixing his punishment at imprisonment for life. A motion for a new trial will be made, and if it is refused appeal will be taken to the Supreme Court. Alice Cothrell disap peared from her home at Wallen on Julj Her father was a teamster in the employ of Charles Dunn, aged 62. a wealthy sawmill owner. Every well and cistern was searched except Dunn's, who refused to allow search ers to enter his place. Finally a body of rural police forcibly entered and found the body in his cistern. The evidence of physicians who made a post-mortem examination disclosed that the child bad been assaulted and then choked to death. Ship Sighted on : Shoal. A square-rigged vessel was sighted ashore on Handkerchief shoal off Chat- i ham, Mass. The bark Benjamin F. j Hunt, Jr., from Rosario, for Boston, ! has been anchored olf the Handker chief and possibly she may have at tempted to get under way and was carried onto the shoal. Germany Buy Coal Here. Paris dispatch: Paris has been a marked increase recently in fore'gu orders for American anthracite coal, especially from Germany. The demand abroad Is said to be due largely to laoor troubles in Wales and France, result ing in a curtailment of supplier froM these countries. Arabian Acrobat Is Killed. Chester, Pa., dispatch: Ambark Ben hady, 23 years old, an Arabian acro bat, was instantly killed at the How ell street station of the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore railroad by an express train. Benhady lived la New York, and was one of four broth ers who have just completed the sea son with Pawnee Bill's show. The dhow was going into winter quarters, and In getting off the train the Ara bian stepped In front cf the express. Is Recalled by Nicaragua. Managua, Nicaragua, tel.: Presi dent Zelaya has recalled by cable Sonor Alexandro Bermudez, who was Nicaragua's commissioner at the Buf falo exposition, and Is secretary of the Nicaraguan legation at Washington. Trousers Factory Darned, Evansville, Ind., dispatch: The trou ers factory of Harrison & Rudd wai destroyed by fire. Loss, $100.000; In surance, $40,000. Several hundred peo ple are thrown out of employment. GfllGlS HJ IIll Overpower Guards and Escape from Prison. SEIZE THE PRISON ARMS. Ou Man Killed and Five Wounded in a Den m rate Battle Twenty-Six Out of 4ÖO Federal I'rhourm J-le from JLeaieiiMortli. Leavenworth, Kan., dispatch: While Warden R. W. McClaughry was absent in the atternoon 400 convicts mutinied and seized crms at the new federal prison. A long and desperate battle with the thirty guards followed. As the result one convict was t-hot dead, one was injured, four guards were wounded by the mutineers and twenty six desperadoes escaped to the woods. The freed convicts are now fleeing to ward Easton. Kan., holding up farm ers, stripping them of their clothing and, displacing their own prison stripes with the stolen garments, are seeking to outstiip pursuers by further flight on horses captured from the farmers. The dead: Ford Quinn, con vict from Ryan. I. T.. shot dead by Guard J. B. WalJrupe. The injured: J. 13. WalJrupe. guard, shot in head and neck by convicts, serious: Arthur Treelford. guard, shot in the leg by a convict, not serious; C. E. Burrows, guard, shot twice in neck by a convict, serious: Andrew Leonard, guard, leg broken in grand rush of convicts to escape at main entrance to stockade; Otter, convict, shot by guard, but managed to escape with the fugitives. Twenty-four members of the Fourth cavalry bastenen to the scene of trou ble, but when they anived the eoavicts had escaped and the soldiers could not participate in the chase without orders from their superior. Forty armed guards from the federal prison are in pursuit of the fugitives. The course that the fugitives have taken is indi cated by the localities in which they have committed deprt dations. Many of their robberie;; are being reported late at night. S. a. Davidson, a farm er ten miles southwest, was robbed of a horse and some clothing. Three of his employes were robbed of their coats and hats. C. T. Ferguson, a mail carrier, was nibbed of his horse and cart. No report of the pursuers having encountered any of the fugi tives had reached here at midnight. Two of the twenty-six convicts who escaped from the stockade of the fed eral prison :t Fort Leavenworth were killed in a running fight with citizens of Nortonville. Kan. Two others of the fugitives were shot and severely wounded during tho encounter and a fifth convict surrendered when sur rounded by the citizens' posse. Two other convicts were captured in a corn field near Jarbalo. two by the sheriff of Douglas county near Lawrence, and two in Topeka. Reports of the arrest of a number of other convicts come from various cities in the state, but none of the other men in custody has been Identified. Carpenter I'n'on I -one Cash. It is officially announced at Phila delphia that 1'. J. MeGuire. tempora rily suspended general secretary-treasurer of the Brotherhood of Carpenters. Is short in his accounts 10,074.93, and a warrant for his arrest has been is sued. The general executive board also preferred specific charges of breach of trust against hini. A vote by the 1.000 local unions of the broth erhood has been ordered, to be re turned on or before Dec. 10. on the advisability of making Mr. McGuire's suspension permanent. He was one of the founders of the American Fed eration of Labor, as well as the Broth erhood of Carpenters. Dynamite ('.inscs a fieatli. Bloomington. 11!.. tel.: An explo sion of dynamite killed one man. fa tally injured another and seriously hurt four more this afternoon on the farm of Dr. Adam Stevens, ten miles northwest of this city and near the village of Carlock. The dead: James Young, aged 30. The injured Thomas Iiasty, aged 35, fatally injured; Lewis Adams, shocked, condition critical. The other three men will recover. All six were professional dynamiters do ing a business of clearing farms of stump.-, boulders and other instruc tions. Klection of Smith Itatiiied. At a special conference of general officers of the Mormon church, held in the tabernacle in Salt Lake, the action of the council of apostles in the selec tion of Joseph F. Smith as president of the church in succession of the late Lorenzo Snow was sustained. The conference also ratified the selection of Joseph F. Smith, John R. Winder and Anton II. Lund as members of the first presidency. Cabinet Crisl Impending. Madrid dispatch: As the result of a difference with the budget committee of the Spanish chamber of deputies Senor Urzaiz, minister of finance, has resigned his roitfLo. A cabinet ctisis Is threatened. .loh it Kort Idcut tiled. St. Louis dispatch: John Rose, the man suspected of the robbery of an express car on the (Ire it Northern railroad, near Wagner, Mont., on July 3, and who was a: rested in t.is city by detectives, was identified as Harry Longbough, a celebrated western des perado. The identification was made by a St. Louisan, who is now in the employ of a brewing company here, but who was prosecuting attorney of Cook county, Wyoming, in 1SS7, and prosecuted Longbough in th:U year on a charge of horse stealing. New Orleans Wflrsmen Iry Ioek. New Orleans dispatch: The New Or leans floating dock of the United States navy was received here wita elaborate ceremonies. In which federal, state and city officials and members of Congress participated. The ceremonies com menced at 2 o'clock and lasted well Into the night, concluding with an elaborate land parade in Algiers and a display of fireworks. The programme Included addresses by Governor Heard, Mayor Capdevllle and representatives of the business and laboring bodies. JAMES CALLAHAN ACQUITTED. Alleged Accomplice of Tat Crowe la Cadahy Kidnaping Set Free. Omaha dispatch: James Callahan, charged with the kidnaping of Eddie Cudahy and subsequently with per jury in connection with his defense, has been finally set free. The jury in the perjury case brought in a verdict of not guilty after being out thirty three hours. The delay was due to de bate on the subject of Callahan's mus tache, which the prisoner swore had been shaved off before the date of the kidnaping, but which other witnesses distinctly remembered subsequent to that event. Callahan has been in jail nine months. There is now little to prevent Pat Crowe from returning to Omaha. The evidence on which Calla han has been tried would probably pre vail in the case of Crowe. Wild Heust Kill Cattle. A pair of strange and ferocious ani mals, which may be tigers or leopards escaped from some circus, are terror izing the farmers in the vicinity of Agency, Mo. Several hundred head of calves and pigs have been killed and partially devoured and no amount of vigilance on the part of the natives has proved successful in efforts at cap ture. J. H. King and W. II. Orwick, who own some of the finest herds of Holstein cattle in the world, have suf fered to the extent of several thou sands of dollars by reason of the raids of these beasts upon the herds of blooded stock. Large rewards are of fered by the farmers and the county court. Bloodhounds from Nebraska set upon the trail found their prey, but were so speedily dispatched by the beasts that further efforts at capture with the use of hounds are abandoned. "Corpse" Wants to Go to Work. John Seller gave a Painesville, Ohio, undertaker the scare of his life by his refusal to ronsider himself dead. Ses ler is subject to fits. He had one on his way to work and fell unconscious to the sidewalk on the main street of the town. A passing physician pro nounced the man dead. Some one tele phoned an undertaker, and an ambu lance was soon on the scene. The body v.as placed within the ambulf.nce, and the horse started towards Sesler's home on the outskirts of the town. Half way there the supposed corpse s;it up and asked where he was go ing. The driver gasped that they were taking him home. "I don't want to go home," -said Sesler. "I want to go to work." So the driver had to turn about and take him back to town. There Sesler climbed down and walked away whistling. l--l;tres CliMiiler Is Sane. Richmond, Va.. di-patch: The Albe marle County Court heard the peti tion to appoint a committee for John Armstrong Chanler, the divorced hus band of Amelie Rives, the Princess Troubetzkoy. the allegation being that Chanler is insane. After examining a number of witnesses the court re fused the petition, holding that no where did the testimony show insan ity. This decision settled the question of Chanler's ability to manage his own property interests in Virginia, which will now be turned over to him. Crowd Sees Woman ltnrned. Mrs. John Stinson, who occupies a fiat in the Burkhard block on Main street. St Joseph, Mich., was burned to death in the presence of a crowd of neighbors. Her clothing had become ignited from the explosion of a can of kerosene with which she was kindling a fire. She ran into the street, ablaze from head to foot, and perished before anything could be done to save her. FataliMe on ;t ltattleslii p. A terrible gun accident occurred on board the British battleship Royal Sov ereign outside of the Astoko harbor, Greece. An artilleryman forgot to close the breech before the gun was fired. One officer and six artillerymen were killed outright, the bodies being terribly mutilated, and the captain and thirteen sailors were seriously injured. Hold Up Mace Inside City. While a stage was on its way from Valley City to North Valley City about 7 o'clock p. m., it was held up by masked men and a number of the pas sengers robbed. There were seventeen passengers aboard the vehicle, and money and valuables worth $400 were taken. The hold-up took place within the city limits. Two Seek Heath Together. St. Joseph, Mich., tel.: Miss Sadie Yatau and Daniel Kellogg swallowed poison together at 115 State street. The woman's cries brought policemen to the house. City Physician Goudy was called and half an hour later he pro nounced both would-be suicides out of danger. Itoosevelt It lys Picture. London dispatth: The Telegraph says that President Roosevelt has pur chased, through the American embas sy, Partridge's original drawing of the cartoon in Punch representing Roose velt as a rough rider on the occasion of his succeeding to the Presidency. Vrl-it CiiHinWrlalu Diea. Chicago dispatch: William Cham berlain, warden of the state peniten tiary at Jackson, Mich., died at 10 o'clock p. m. in the Great Northern hotel. He was on his way to Kansas City to att f.id the prison congress and had been in Chicago but a few hours when he became ill, and a few hours later he was dead. At the coroner's inquest a verdict was returned to the effect that death was due to fatty de generation of the heart. Mr. Chamber lain was one of the best-known Repub licans in the state of Michigan. Kxpresa Messenger Is Shot. Grand Island, Neb., dispatch: Z. T. Fishnor, a Wells-Eargo express mes senger, was found in a dying condi tion in his car on a St Joseph and Grand Island train when It arrived at Elwood, Neb. There were two bullet holes just below the heart. The man was unable to tell anything of the cause of the shooting, and it Is not known whether he was shot accidental ly or In an attempt to rob the car. Everything In the safe was found In tact TEN Oil I'i (II llffl ML Show People Cremated at Nighi in Hurley, Wis. SLIM CHANCE TO ESCAPE. Klondike l'laylioiis Hums While Occu pants Sleep mid Several Are Hart Fire Starts on the Stage Second Hor ror at this Theater. Ten persons perished in the flames that completely destroyed the Klon dike theater in Hurley, Wis. Many others were seriously injured in fran tic efforts to find safety by jumping from windows. Mo?t of those kille i or injured were nv-nilsf.rs of the theatrical profession and were asleep when th? fire started at 3 o'clock a. m., presum ably from an oil stove. In addition to the theatre, the Cummings building and the Twentieth Century saloon ad joining the theater, were burned to the ground. The total loss is about $20. 000. with $3,000 insurance. Following is a list of the deal and injured. The dead: CLEVELAND, C. W., attorney, Hur ley. RYAN. TIM. actor, Ironwoo 1. GAY, FRANK L, stage manager, St. Louis. LECLAIRE. THOMAS, Hurley. OZZONNE. THOMAS. RAYMOND. HARRY. BENOIT, GEORGE, pugilist. Can ada. CLIFFORD. H. P., comedian. BONNE. CLARA, actress. BARBER. JENNIE, actress. The injured: SCOTT. ANNA, actress. BENDER. JENNIE, actress. RUSSELL. LAl'RA. actress. RFCHBOLT. WILLIAM, barber, I ron wood. Mich. The Klondike was a vaudevile thea ter, and all of the dead and injured were connected with the theater as performers. Moit cf them live at Hurley, and Thomas Le Claire was a brother of the proprietor. The fire started on the stage and in a few minutes the entire structure was, a mass of flame;. The third story was us ?d as sleeping quarters and the fire spread so rapidly as to cut off the escape of the occupants. The theater building was quickly consumed and the fire spread to adjoining structures. The Ironwood. Miel:., fii department was called to the assistance of the Hurley firemen and only by the hard est work v.as the town saved fro::i be ing wiped out. The charred remains of six of tho victims have been re covered, and search is beinp made for the others. Miss Scott, one of the actresses who escaped, said: 4"I hard ly know bow I escaped. When j awoke my room was filled with sr.ioke, the roar of flames was deafening and tho tongues of fire already were curl ing around the joists and board--. Even while I noticed this in terror the flames L-uist into the r..om and I jump ed to the window. My hair was singed." The Klondike theater was burned once before, in July. 1SS7, when eleven women lost their lives. Dr. Swallow Suspended. Harrisburg. Pa., dispatch: Dr. Silas C. Swallow, editor of the Pennsylvania Methodist, a former candidate for state treasurer on the Prohibition tick et, received notice that he had been de barred "from all ministerial services and church privileges until the ensu ing annual conference." This mtion. was taken by r. committee of twelve, ministers from the Harrisburg district of the central Pennsylvania conference after a court inquiry lasting eight days. In which time they investigated charge, of lying brought by the Rev. C. V. Hartzell of this city. The suspension will continue until March, when the matter will be taken up at the annual conference. Itoosevelt to Await St sion. Washington, D. C, dispatch: Presi dent Roosevelt has decided not to make any more appointments o im portance until Congress meets. All recess appointees niu.-t be reappointed upon the assembling of Congress, and the President thinks that all tin- larger appointments shouM be held up until he can send the names directly to the senate. Wreck Near Ste-n I'oint. Wit. Milwaukee dispatch: Three trainmen were seriously hurt in a wreck on the Wisconsin Central Road near Stevens Point. Several gravel cars on a siding at Lake Emidi got away and jumped the switch at the main line and were run into by a freight train. The seri ously injured are: Engineer Dolman, Fireman McGregor, Brakeman Boyle. Ah Successor to Wa Pekin dispatch: The appointment of Yuan-Shi-kai as viceroy of Chi-Li meets with the general approval of both natives and foreigners. His ad ministration of the Province of Shan Tung during the troubles gave amplo evidence of his ability and wisdom. The appointment cf Wang-Wen-shao as plenipotentiary is also good. Fitzliiimoiiq a CMtizeu. New York dispatch: Robert Fitz simmons has become a citizen of the United States. Arrayed in a swagger automobile overcoat, with shining silk hat in hand. Bob Fitzslmmons, Aus tralian pugilist, was transformed by Judge Asplnall in Brooklyn. To thd judge's questions Fitzsimmons replied briefly. When asked his profession, he said he was at present an actor. Clark Ball, real estate dealer, swore that Fitzsimmons had been in the country twelve years. The actor-pud-11st took out his first papers in Artnr Py master It Robbed. Paymaster Stevens, U. S. A., arrived from Atlanta on Saturday, and befor leaving that city placed in a "hand satchel $200 in sliver and 14,800 in pa per money to pay the artillerymen at Fort Barancas and McRea. When he reached the fort at Pensacola he found that til the paper money had been ab stracted and that only the $200 In sll tw remained. Paymaster Steveni thinks some professional pickpocket followed him and stole the money dur Uf the trip.