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'keln India Causes Great
p cf Life and Property.
30PS CRUSHED TO DEATH
dumber of Europeans, Including
Children, Among Those That Lose
Their Lives.
The Kangra valley, a district north
of Lahore, having an area of over
8,700 square miles, and a population
of 800,000 people, is believed to have
been devastated by the earthquake.
The town of Kangra, with a population
of over 60,000, is reported to have
been reduced to ruins. The loss of
life must be enormous, but no authen
tic details are obtainable.
Terrible news Is at hand from
Dhnrmsala, 400 men of the Seventh
Gurkha regiment, 20 men of the Sec
ond, and 50 men of the First battal
ion of the First Gurkhas, were
burled alive, and it is impossible to
Tescue them. The- mortality among
the Gurkha troops is ascribed to their
occupying a new stone barracks, which
was thrown up from the ground two
feet by the movement of the earth,
causing its 'total collapse.
There were many women, children
and camp-followers in the building,
and they are among the victims. The
survivors seemed to be paralyzed by
the suddenness and awfulnoss of the
catastrophe, and for some time made
no attempt to rescue the burled.
When the masses of masonry were
removed more than 200 persons were
strlcated. Many of these were ter-:
rlbly crushed. Nine more Europeans I
nre to be added to the death roll at !
Dharmsala. j
The shock was so sudden that oc-,
cupants had no time to leave their j
bouses. Some perished on the thres
bolds. j
The movement of the earth, was nc- j
companied by a roaring sound re- '
sembllng thunder. Unofficial reports
state that the number of deaths In
the area nffected by the earthquake
exceed 2,000.
A private telegram reports that the
town of Palampoor, with 20,000 in
habitants, was levelled to the ground.
Not a single house escaped damage
in the town of Sialkot.
TOWN ALMOST WIPED OUT
Eighty Per Cent of Inhabitants of
Dharmsala, Ina'ia, Deadi
Tt is ronnrfed here that 80 per cent
of the inhabitants of Dharmsala, the
hill station, 95 miles northwest of
Simla, were killed, as a result of re
cent earthquake there. The govern
ment has dispatched from Lahore for
tents, food, blankets, doctors, nurses,
otc., for the sufferers at Dharmsala.
The earthquake was severely felt at
Kasuluh, but no lives were lost, and
the Pasteur Institute escaped. A sec
ond shock at Simla Tuesday evening,
caused such a panic that the residents
rushed from their houses and slept all
night .i the open.
A dispatch to a news agency from
Calcutta says Lady Curzon. formerly
Miss Letter, of Chicago, wife of the
viceroy of India, had a narrow es
cape during the earthquake at Simla.
A massive chimney fell through the
roof and celling into the room above
that in which she was sleeping.
WATER BOILS IN CRATER
La Soufriere Again Shows Signs of
Disturbance.
In view of the fact that earthquake
Shocks - were experienced on the
Islands of St. Christopher, Dominica
and Antigua and at Polnte-a-Pltre. !
Guadeloupe and of the prevalence of :
Intense heat -at Kingston, the chief
of police nnd two constables, April '
3, made the ascent of La Soufriere. ;
They found the area of the lake di
minished, and met with water, green!
and boiling, on the north side of tho
lake, steam rising from all over the
lake, for the first time since tlte j
eruptions of 1902. Steam was also
exuding from a large creek in the lip
of the crater, and from numerous fis
sures inside the crater. '
MORMONS SUSTAIN SMITH
Apostles Taylor and Cowley, Accused
of Polygamy, Also Sustained.
Joseph F. Smith was sustained as
prophet, seer and revelator of the
Mormon church by unanimous vote of
the niifc'ibers at the opening session
of the seventy-fifth annual confer
ence. When a vote was taken to sustain
the 12 apostles two hands were rais
ed in dissent. One of the dissenters
rose to explain his vote, but was not
permitted to speak. President Smith
merely saying that he could present
his objection to the proper authori
ties. The members w:io dissented
afterward said that they desired to
protest against sustaining such offi
cers of the church as live in poyg
amy. Among the apostles sustained were
Taylor and Cowley. They had been
accused of living In polygamy. Sena
tor Smoot was not present, nor were
Apostius Taylor nnd Cowley.
Turkey 1b preparing for a struggle,
expecting to have to light for ex
istence against the European pow
ers. I
I
WIFE AND BAIRNS CREMATED
Husband and Fatier Arrested, Charged
With the Crime.
The charred remains of Mrs. W. J.
Thompson nnd her two children were
fuond in t lie ruins of their burned
home at Shadwell. Albermiirle coun
ty, Xa. The husband of the woman
was arrested en the charge of murd
ering the turr-e.
fhadwell is near Charlottesville,
where a former Mayor. J. Samuel Mc
Cue. was rocatly executed fur wife
nmrd'T.
MANY STEEL OR13ER3
General Increase in Wages of Work
men an indication of Improved
Business Conditions.
n. G. Dun & Co.'s "Weekly Review
of Trade" says: Recent gains in the
volume of business are fully main
tained, but further improvement is
somewhat retarded by unfavorable
weather in some sections. Buyers are
still arriving at the leading cities,
placing additional spring orders, and
most fall lines that have been opened
are meeting with an encouraging re
ception. Despite occasional requests
for extensions collections ore more
prompt on the whole. Manufacturing
returns are all that could be desired,
building operations expand as the sea
son advances, and agricultural pros
pects are bettor than normal. There
is little friction between capital nnd
labor, most new wnge scales being
arranged on the old basis, and in some
cases advances are granted, while the
number of unemployed is steadily de
creasing. Freight traffic is very heavy
some congestion occurring, nnd rail
way earnings in March were 9.2 per
cent, larger than last year.
Foreign commerce at New York Is
vry heavy, exports for the last week
exceeding the same week In 1904 by
$1,530,709, while Imports Increased j
$1,975,298. A general increase of
wages at. the plants of the greatest I
iron nnd steel producers Is another j
tangible evidence of the improvement j
in that industry. New orders nre j
coming forward constantly and It is
probable that the tonnage of ad- !
vance business on the books now sur
passes all previous high-water marks,
although there is some discussion re
garding the low prices at which some
of this business wn3 accepted last fall.
Railway equipment of all kinds con
tinues to find a ready market, and
there is seasonable activity in struc
tural steel, while machine shops in
all parts of the country nre working
at full capacity. '
Commercial failures for the week
in the United States are 2"2. against
244 last week, 255 the preceding week
and 235 the corresponding week last
yer.r. Failures in Canada number 2S
against 33 last week, 16 the preced
ing week and 29 last year.
DECREASE IN FATALITIES
Report on Railway Accidents Shows
Many Killed and Hurt.
A report of the railroad accidents
in the United States during the
months of October, November and
December, 1904, as compiled by the
Inter-State Commerce Commission.
It shows that in the quarter 5 pas
sengers and 1S9 employes were kill
ed, and 1,430 passengers and 1,808
employes injured, a total of. 242 per
siAis killed and 3.298 Injured in train
accidents. Other accidents to pas
sengers and employes not the result
of collisions or derailments during fue
months bring the total number of
casualties up to 14.97S 931 killed and
14,027 injured.
The report indicates a decrease of
175 killed and 624 Injured, as com
pared with the last preceding quar
ter. Of the total number of 53 pas
sengers killed in train accidents, 29
were killed in one collision between
a passenger train and a freight train.
The total number of collisions and
derailments in the quarter was 2,950,
the financial damage aggregating $2,
400,081. The number of employes killed in
coupling and uncoupling cars In the
quarter was 71 12 more than in the
preceding three months.
Santo Domingo Accepts Terms.
A dispatch to Washington from
Minister Dawson announces that
President Morales has accepted the
terms for collection of ths revenues
of San Domlniro, especially regarding
the salary of $500 a month to be paid
Supt. Colton. It is suggested, how
ever, that Coltcn go to Santo Do
mingo before the other collectors and
arrange with the Dominican govern
ment for their salaries.
Gives $50,C00 to Knox College.
The authorities of Knox college at
Galesburg, 111., announced a gift of
50.000 by Andrew Carnegie to that In
stitution for a new science build
ing. j BLOCKED BY ENGLAND
Refused to Allow Nation's Repre
sentative to Receive Money.
A serious hitch in the agreement re
cently signed between FVltish and
German bondholders and the Vene
zuela government threatens to ren
der the scheme for the satisfaction
yOt the nation's claims unworkable,
i A claU?S in the contract providas
i that the proportion of the revenue
! allotted to the bondholders shall bo
paid to the British legation and
consular officials in Venezuela, but
the British government . refuses
consent.
The bondholders are discussing an
alternative arrangement, but consld
i erable doubt exists that, the contract
: will be carried out.
Threatened Roosevelt.
At Minneapolis, Alexander E. Gran
ville Gordon, charged with sending
a threatening letter to President
Roosevelt was sentenced to one year
In the Stlllwnter prison by the United
State's circuit court. Gordon asked
for leniency, saying that he was under
the influence of cocaine at the time
he wrote the letter. He is a descen
dant of tn honored English family.
I Burton Will Resign.
J. R. Burton will resign his sent as
j United States senator from Kansas
' !n a short time, according to Informa-
tkn givm out by one of his close p'r
; sonal friends here. He is now sound
! lug his lieutenants over the state hi
regard to the matter. When Burtun
was first indicted, according to a
fiknd. he felt sure of acquittal. After
. he was convicted, and pending his
appeal to the Supreme Court, he
could not resign, for fear It would be
taken us an aainUsiun of bis guilt.
POLICE FQRSiO FUNERAL
Cossacks Disperse Crowds of
Angry Polish Workingmen.
RAID ON REVOLUTIONARIES
A General Upheavel is Expected In
St. Petersburg After the Rus
sian Easter.
In anticipation of the funeral of a
girl who died of wounds received in
the fighting in Dzika street, Warsaw,
last Sunday, workmen of all the fac
tories in the northern part of the city
left work and crowded Elekoralna and
Leszno streets. The police, fearing a
hostile demonstration, forbade the
funeral and summoned Cossacks, who,
using their knouts and swords freely,
succeeded in dispersing the gather
ing. Owing to the closing of the Uni
versity of Warsaw, 1,600 students
were dismissed. All students whose
conscription 'was postponed during
their university year, will be com
pelled to serve now.
A non-striking workman at the gas
works, whom strikers had condemned
to death, was shot and severely
wounded in Wolska street, by a work
man, who escaped.
The police und military made a
house-to-house visitation in the suburb
of Wela Tuesday night, where they
arrested 14 persons and c.scoverea
great quantities of revolutionary
proclamations.
Prospects of a general upheavel ot
the city of St. Petersburg and coun
try with the advent of spring Increase
daily. Evidence accumulates that the
radical forces are act'ng in unlsoft,
awaiting a signal, which it is gener
ally believed will be given shortly
after the Russian Easter.
Terrorists are showing great activi
ty, and reports from all over the
country prove that the workmen who,
In many cases, have been formulating
petty demands, which are no sooner
granted than they are succeeded by
others, are acting under instructions
ficm the revolutionary leaders, who
are only biding their time. The em
ployers admit It is impossible to
continue their businesses, and some
of them have already shut down. The
people are plainly becoming panicky,
and the authorities also cannot con
ceal their alarm.
FATAL EARTHQUAKE IN INDIA
Serious Loss of Life and Great Dam
age to Buildings.
A violent earthquake has occurred
accompanied by serious loss of life
and great damage to public and other
buildings. The town hall is almost
razed and the cathedral and Juma
Masjid, one of the finest mosques In
India, are seriously Injured. Other
big buildings are cracked and fissured.
Many houses in the native quarter
collapsed.
At Mussoree, eleven earthquake
shocks were experienced in one day.
The first was continued for three
minutes. It was impossible to stand
without support. The left wing of the
Savoy hotel entirely collapsed, the new
Catholic church was wrecked and
every house in the place damaged.
The Mall cracked in five places. One
woman was killed and many natives
Injured. Reports from the Debra
Dun and Rajpur districts show exten
sive damage has been done.
INDIANS ON WARPATH
Shooting Down Mexicans and Devas
tating Country.
John St. Clair, ax trustworthy pros
pector, has returned rrom the Yaqui
country, near Ures, Sonora, Mexico,
and he reports that the Yaqui Indians
are still on the warpath. He says
that Malpuche, an old chief, is at tire
head of a band of 50 Ducks, and s
devastating the country. While go
ing, from Ures to his camp in the
mountains, St. Clair neard firing and
ran Into what had been nn Indian
ambuscade. He found two dead
Mexicans, who had been killed only
a few minutes before he reached the
place, he says.
CHICAGO ELECTS DEMOCRAT
City Committed to Policy of Public
Ownership.
The Republican party met defeat in
a memorable effort to capture the
mayoralty of Chicago. As a direct
result the city is officially committed
to the policy of the quickest possible"
cessation of private franchises for
public utilities. Municipal ownership
is especially threatening Btreet car
; lines.
I After winning successively four re
j maskable biennial fights of inde
pendents against the regular Repub
I lican party organization, John May.
nard Harlan, son of Associate Justice
I Harlan, of the United States Supreme
rourt, was loser as Republican .candi
date for mayor. The victor is Judge
Edward F. Dunne, Democrat.
Russian Troops Go Toward India,
The Times of India authentically
says Russian troops . have replaced
those of the Ameer of Bokhara at all
posts on the Upper Oxus, and that
4,000 men have been detached from
the Merv garrison as a permanent
addition to the Kushk and Murghab
river force.
Will Increase Unicn Pacific Stock.
Official announcement was made
that a meeilng of the Union Pacific
Railroad company stockholders will
be held at Suit Lake City, Utah, May
5, for the purpose of considering and
actiug upon a proposed amendment of
the articles of incorporation of the
company increasing its preferred
capital stock by the amount of $100,
nno.iio') and of authorizing the issue
of such additional otork.
The Whiteside hotel at Morrison,
in w.i liim,l. Imui'nnnu
TWO MEN KILLED IN WRECK
The Steubenvllle Accommodation on
C. and P. Crashes Into Freight.
Two trainmen were killed and a
third Injured in a wreck on the Cleve
land and Pittsburgh Railroad at Cos
tonla, O. The Steubenvllle accom
modation, eastbound, was struck by
extra freight No. 7241, head-on. The
engine of the passenger train was de
railed, nnd went over nn embankment.
The cars of both trains were badly
damaged. No passengers were in
jured. The dead are: Edward Fuller,
of Wellsvllle, O., engineer, passenger
train. H. C. Ewlng, of Mansfield, O.,
fireman, passenger train.
The injured trainman Is: M. C.
Mclntire, of Cleveland, brakeman,
passenger train.
The freight train was running at a
much higher rate of speed than the
passenger, and the nature of the
country there Is such that the en
gineer of neither train could see the
other until the collision was ine
vitable. Engineer Fuller and Fire
man Ewlng attempted to escape by
jumping, but were carried along with
the locomotive when it went over
the embankment.
UNSIGNED BANK NOTES
Decision of Supreme Court Makes
These Notes Good.
Information at the Treasury depart
ment that the National bank notes
without the signatures of the proper
officials of the banks to whom th9
notes were issued were being circu
lated in Western Pennsylvania has
caused a stir among the officials of
the express companies under whose
care and supervision these bank notes
left the Treasury for their destination.
It is understood these notes bear
evidence that they have been in a fira
and are believed to be part of thosa
supposed to have been consumed in
a recent burning of a mail car on the
Baltimore and Ohio railroad near
Connellsville.
The Supreme court has held that
unsigned jiotes as issued to the Na
tional banks are the "promises to
pay" of the Federal government se
cured by bonds deposited before the
notes are issued and that the signa
tures are not necessary to make them
negotiable.
LOST IN BOTH BANKS
Many Oberlin People Caught In the
Lorain Failure Also,
A director of the wrecked Citizens
Savings bank of Lorain, said that the
shortage due In the stock speculations
of Cashier Keneen nnd his two assis
tants would reach $132,000, and that
the findings of the expert account
ant promises to furnish another sen
sation. Many Oberlin people who lost
heavily as stockholders of the Citi
zens National bank of that city,
wrecked by the operations of Mrs.
Chadwick and President Beckwith,
will also lose as a result of their
holdings in (lie Lorain savings bank.
Of the 1,000 shares of stock of the
defunct local bank, 400 are owned by
Oberlin people.
CABLE BRIEFS.
Ambassador Meyer has left Paris
for St. Petersburg, to assume his new
duties as Ambassador to Russia.
Emperor Joseph has left Budapest
for Vienna. There Is no prospect of
an early formation of a Hungarian
Ciblnet.
Frank Stevens, one of the two
Americans Injured In an automobile
accident near Monte Carlo, April 3,
Is dead. Stevens' companion, Louis
Hay, is recovering.
Emperor William has arrived at
Naples on the steamer Hamburg,
amidst the booming of cannon and
ringing hurrahs from thousands. He
was welcomed by the Duke of Aosta
and will see the King Thursday.
Hans Bicrman, editor of the Olden
burg Residenzboten, has been sen
tenced to a year's imprisonment for
accusing Franz Ruhstrntt II., Minister
of Public Worship, ' Education and
Justice of Oldenburg, of gambling, and
alleging that he was not fit to su
perintend the clergy, schooh and
courts.
A ROYAL MATCH
King Alfonso, Will Wed Arch-Duchccs
Eleonore Marie of Austria.
After comparing the charms'" of
the daughter of the duke of Edinburgh
with those of the princesses of the
German royal families, the affections
of King Alfonso of Spain have settled
upon Arch-Duchess Eleonore Maria of
Austria.
While as yet the formal announce
ment of their engagement has not
been made, It Is expected that It will
be announced when the young king
and his future queen meet in June
at Cannes.
Stay Granted Mrs. Chadwick.
Mrs. Cassia L. Chadwick was
granted a stay of execution by the
United States circuit court of appeals
at Cincinnati, to hold until the further
order, It appearing that a writ of
error had been sued, out within the
required sixty days and a copy of the
same had been lodged In the clerk's
office of the lower court. Judge
Francis J. Wing, counsel for Mrs.
Chadwick, said that he expected to be
able to present the appeal sometime
during the month of May.
Operators Sign Mining Scale.
The threatened strike of the soft
coal mines in the Central Pennsyl
vania field has been averted, the
operators granting the miners' de
mands. The Bcale calls for C2 cents
a ton nnd 37 cents a ton for machine
mining. Skilled laborers will bo paid
$2.25 to $2.75 a day and laborers from
$1.75 to $2.08 a day. 'Ine nu'n will
resume work at once.
Dr. L. B. R. Smith has been ap
pointed a pension examining sisgoa
at Greensburg. Pa.
iil! KILLED IH HE
Terrible Disaster at Ze gler, 111.,
Entombs Workmen.
BODIES TERRIBLY BLACKENED
Theory That Explosion Was Caused
by Union Men on Account of
Strike Not True.. ,
About fifty miners were entombed
In Joseph Letter's mine at Zelgler,
111., by a terlflc explosion of , gas. It
is probable 30 or more of the burled
men are dead. The explosion, It, is
said, was due to the fact that the
Lelter mines are not worked on Sun
day, thus allowing gas to accumulate
In the lower workings.
When between 35 and 45 miners
had descended into the mine Monday
to resume work, an explosion blew
the mouth of the mine high into the
air. One of the steel cages was
blown to the surface from the bottom
of a 500-foot shaft. The shock of the
explosion wus felt at Benton, 12 miles
northeast of Zelgler. A teamster
driving along a road half a mile from
the mine was covered with falling
cinders, and debris covered the floor
of his wagon half an inch deep.
One miner was killed and" four
were severely injured at the mouth
of the shaft in whlcli the explosion
occurred. The work of rescue was
begun at once by miners who were
arriving when the explosion took
place. The main shaft was demolish
ed, so rescue work has to be carried
on through the air shaft. This lui3
hindered the work of aiding the en
tombed men.
A committee of union miners" from
Duquoln and other neighboring min
ing towns, headed by District Presi
dent Morris, hastened to Zelgler soon
after the explosion, nnd offered their
aid.
The bodies of the dead are so
blackened ' that identification was
difficult. Three men came out
alive?
There was much excitement among
minors when the accident became
known, because . thore had been a
strike of long duration, and many
conflicts had occurred between strik
ers and non-union miners. An all
day Investigation tends to show that
the catastrophe was due to the ac
cidental explosion of accumulated
gas.
WAGES INCREASED
Nearly 8,000 Workmen In Wheeling
District Wil be Affected.
Official notices of the advance In
wages by the United States Steel
corporation were posted at the Laugh
lln, Aetna-Standard and Bellalre
plants of the Carnegie Steel com
pany and Riverside department of
the National Tube company. The
increase will run on all besides ton
nage men from 5 to 7 Vb per cent.
The pay roll of the National Tub"
employes will be increased $125,000
annually. Nearly 8,000 men are, af
fected In the Wheeling District. The
Semet-Solvay Chemical company In
creased the wages of employes at the
Benwood plant 6 per cent.
Portable Wireless Service.
During his hunting trip In Colorado,
President Roosevelt will keep In ;
constant touch with Secretary Loeb j
and his official staff at Glenwood. i
This will be accomplished by means j
of the wireless telegraph under the
supervision of the military arm of .
the government, where the receiving j
station will be located on top of
Lookout Mountain. Two wires will
be strung temporarily up Lookout !
Mountain and connected with the lo-;
cnl lighting system which will furnish ;
current for operating the induction i
colls. Messages will be telephoned '
to nnd from 'ho lintel where Sucre-:
tary Loeb will be located. , ;
Russia's plans for the reconstruction
of her navy include th3 building of 10
iinttleshlps and 39 armored cruisers,
betides torpedo boats, destroyers, sub
marines end mine boats.
FOUR KILLED IN W3ECK
Caused by Engineer's Wa lh Being
Thirty Minutes Slow. !
As a result of a wreck on the
Southern railway, near Badham, four ;
persons are dead. The through freight j
train from Columbia to Charleston, and j
the fast passenger train from
Charleston to Columbia collided at
Badham during a dense fog.
' It is alleged that Freight Engineer.
Reed's watch was 20 minutes slow, j
and that this was the direct cause
of tho wreck. The dead are: Thomas ;
Conlln, engineer on pas3engsr train; I
Stoker, . white brakeman; i
Adams and Stephens, negro brakemen.
Freight Engineer Arthur Reed was
fatally injured. '
Boxer Movement not Alarming. j
Russia has been informed by the ,
United States that so far as the I
American minister at Pekin, Mr. Con- j
ger, has been able to find out, the re- j
ported anti-foreign movements In i
China are not unusual in extent or !
character. The Russian government j
rcoently requested Secretary Hay to !
Inquire into this matter. . j
Sues Nephew f- $1,200,000.
Former Judgo Samuel L. Bronsnn
.of New Haven, Conn., v.-ho was the
Democratic governor of Connecticut
in 1900, lias been tna.Ho df".ident in
a suit for $1,2)0.000 damages, brought
!v his aunt. Miss Sust'.n Branson of
Waterbury, who al!"g?s her neplnnv
h.is not rendered a proper ai'co;:ntlng
of her business entrusted to him.
A mob at Fulton, Kx-, twice at
tempted to lynch thr: negroes in
lull there charg.'d wit.l killing Oifieer
Baker. )
ARTILLERY DEPOT BLOWN UP
Man Exploded Bomb at Harbin, Kill
ing Himself and 75 Others.
Seventy-five persons Including four
artillerymen' and 40 Chinese coolles,
were killed by the toriflic explosion
of a bomb in 'the artillery depot in
Hiirbln, Manchuria. The man who
caused the explosion was also killed.
The entire laboratory, a huge estab
lishment, was wrecked and 10,000.000
projectiles were destroyed 2,000
packing cases containing 5.000 each.
Millions of other projectiles not yet
completed were made useless.
Boston Wool Market.
Since the strong closing of the
London wool sales, more confidence
appears on the part of dealers In the
wool market. The foreign wools are
firm. Leading quotations follow:
Ohio and Pennsylvania XX and
above, 3334c; X, 3031c; No. 1,
3637c; No. 2, 3738c; fine unwash
ed, 2425c; quarter blood, unwashed,
3031c; three-elghts-blood, 3031c;
half-blood, 29 Q) 30c; unwashed de
laine, 272Sc; unmerchantable,
29(330c; fine washed delaine, 3GVi
37c. Michlgnn Fine unwashed, 20
21c; quarter-blood, unwashed, 29
30c; three-elghts-blood, 30c; half
blood, 2S29c; unwashed delaine, 25
27.
Hay's Health Improved.
The steamship Cretic with Secre
tary of State Hay hnd Mrs. Hay on
board arrived at Naples, after a
pleasant voyage. Mr. Hay declares
that his health has been greatly im
proved by the trip and Mrs. Hay
also is enjoying the voyage.
Three Men Killed by Nitro-Glycerln.
A small tank used for the storage
of nitroglycerin exploded at the
dynamite manufacturing plant of H.
H. Thomas six miles from Bay City,
Mich. An Indian, 40 years old, George
Godfrey of Kawkawlln, and George
Uhlbrlcht of Auburn were blown to
pieces.
Afterdamp Caused Explosion.
Afterdamp, due to an explosion of
blasting powder, set off by persons
as yet unknown, cnused tne death of
43 miners at Joseph Lelter'3 coal
mine at Zelgler, 111., according to the
-erdlct of a coroner's Jury, as re
turned. Calls for .$27,000,000.
Secretary Shaw Issuer: a call upon
the national bank depositories of the
treasury throughout the coun;ry for
payment Into the treasury of $27,000,.
000. Under the terms of the Secre
tary's call a part of thfs money must
be paid May 15 and a part July 1.
Coal Land Purchased.
The D. E. Mitchell farm at West
Alexander, Pa., comprising 10,200
acres of valuable coal land, was sold
April 5, through R. A. Whiteside of
Pittsburg to an eastern syndicate
headed by J. V. Thompson, for )6o
an acre.
Palace on Wheels.
The most expensive and luxurious
private car ever constructed Is build
ing at the Chicago wor;;s of the Pull
man company for W. K. Vanderbilt.
When finished It will 'cost Air. Vand
erbilt, $50,000.
NEWS NOTES.
Ralph Voorhees, of Now Jersey, has
donated $100,000 to th9 American
Tract Society.
On his trip, Presrsent Roosovelt
made speeches In Kansas, Indian ter
ritory and Texas.
Lord Mllrier, retiring governor of
the Transvaal, sailed for Great
Britain.
President Roosevelt has reorganized
the Isthmian canal commission, with
Theodore P. Shouts as chairman.
Three officials of the failed Lorain
(O.) hunk were arraigned at Elyrla
and pleaded not guilty. They must
furnish $S,()00 ball each.
The barn owned by A. Bailey, two
miles from Salem, O., was destroyed
by fire. Two horses, farm Implements
and machinery were also burned.
Loss 1,S00.
Harry E. Miller nnd Capt. Augustus
Oiender are believed to hive lost
their lives in an attempt to explore
Tiburn Island In Arizona.
France ha3 announced America has
indorsed her poucy in Morocco. Ger
many has sent an explanation to
Washington.
A Venezuelan court dnclsirn declares
that an officer of the Asphalt company
gave $100,000 to aid trie revolution
against President Castro.
James H. Hyde has won a not.ahl9
victory, his opponents in the Equitable
society agreeing to his plan for
mutualization.
Police Commissioner Szabalovicz, of
Lodz, Russian Polana, was seriously
Injured by a bomb thrown at him In
the street.
The report of the betrothal of
King Alfonso of Spain to Princess
Particia of Ccnnaught Is officially
declared In London to be unfounded.
An eastbound passengor and ex-
press train on the Lehigh Valley
railroad ran into a derailed car of a
freight train at Valois. near Seneca
lake. The engineer of the freight
train was killed and the fir:man bad
ly hurt.
I Many Killed in Earthquake.
i A message from Cntcut'a says:
I Eight natives were killed during the
i earthquakes at Mussor-jo, northwest
i provinces. Nine Europeans were
i killed at Dharmsala. Taey were:
; Mrs. Robinson, wife of the colonel
I commanding tho troops th.-re nnd her
i two daughters. Mrs. Hoiderness,
('apt. Mirjcroft and four members of
' the In.llan civil service. Seventy
! natives were killed and many Injur
ed.
KEYSTONE STATE CULLIIIG5
ILLEGAL VOTING ALLEGED
Man Accused of Not Paying Taxes
Within Two Years and Not
Being Naturalized.
At South Sharon Dr. W. G. Berry- '
hill entered complaint before Justice
of the Peace Peter Cook against Louis
Berger, charging him with illegal vot
ing at the February election. Berry-
hill alleges that Berger has not paid
taxes within two years and has no
naturalization papers. Mr. Berger
waived a bearing and gave ball for
court He denies the charges.
J. V. Thompson, of Uniontown, In
formed the board of trustees of
Washington and Jefferson College, ot
which he is a member, that he would
In a few days turn over to them the
$100,000 which he promised more than
two years ago for the endowment of
the President's chair. Mr. Thomp
son made the donation conditional
upon the sale ot a certain portion
of his coal holdings In Washington
ounty. This coal was sold last week
to the Vesta Coal Company. Mr.
Thompson la a graduate of the Insti
tution, and the donation of 100,000
is the amount his father spent on
tho son's education, together with in
terest. Tho home of the late Bn3on B.
Fordyce, the recluse who died a few
days ago near Smithfleld, has been
'urther searched for money. A lead
pipe was found between the upsta'r3
floors and the ceiling, full of gold
pieces, containing in all $200. In ths
same place was an old coffee pot with
$130 In gold, and a tin box contain
ing $5,000 in government bonds. The
money so far found on the premises,
Including the bonds, amounts to
$5,S00.
Paul, the 7-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Frederick Dresh, of Grove City,
was accidentally drowned h th9
Locke mill dam. The child was play
ing at the water's edge when he was
attacked by a spasm, to which he wa3
subject, and In his agony he rolled
into the stream. His body was re
covered.
Supt. J. A. McKay stated that th9
Greenville Carnegie steel mills would
resume. A large numner of men
from Greenville have made applica-
tton' for positions, but bo far the
Amalgamated association members
have remained firm In their determi
nation not to return to work at the
plant.
At Jamison mine. No. 1 near
Greensburg, Grachlmo 'Velati, an
Italian, was shot and killed by "Tony"
Frenlo. The two men along with
others had been drinking beer and
whisky. The murderer escaped. Ha
is about 25 years old, the murdered
man being about the same age.
Rev. Thomas Morgan, late of South
Wales, has begun his pastorate at tha
First Congregational church at Shar
on. He will be ordained on Easter
Sunday and early In May expects to
return to his old home In Wales and
bring his family to Sharon.
A deal was consummated at LI?
ier whereby the Llgonier Springs
tel Sanitarium, owned and condiu
by Dr. E. M. Clifford, formerly
Greensburg, was purchased by
Conkrlght and Dfenny Brunned
Pittsburg, the consideration, It 1s
being $90,000. i
J. Harvey Smith, manager of
Altoona branch of the Monongaheli
Smelting Company, of Pittsburg, was
arrested charged with embezzling $800
of the company's funds. Smith claims
others owe the money.
A school for Justice of the peace
nf ll'n.liiniTtnn nn.infn ...111 Kn V. ,1 I ,
Washington, on April 20. Judges
Mclivain and Taylor and District At
torney Undarwood will Inform th9
justices of their duties.
' A three-year-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Corbett, of Six
Points, Butler county, died from
burns received by her clothing Ignit
ing from an open grate. She leaves
a twin sister.
A well-dressed stranger was killed
by an Erie train at We3t Middlesex.
Th3 man was about. 38 years old,
wore a dark suit and weighed about
1G0 pounds.
The residence of Joseph Orbison,
an. aged and respected colored man,
living near Chicora, was destroyed
by fire. Citizens of Chicora are rais
ing funds to provide for him.
James R. Barnes lies sold to J. Q.
Van Swcarlngen and John F. Hopsstt
of Uniontown. 453 acres of coal land
in Morris and Amwell townships,
Washington county, for a price ex-
The Rev. R. W. Wilson, pastor of
the Maltland Memorial Primitive
Methodist church at New Ca3tle, has
resigned to' accept a call to the Fir3t
church at Scranton.
Alexander Knox, IS years old, com
mitted suicide by hanging himself
with a pair of leather shoestrings in
the Spangler lockup. He had been
drinking.
The residence of John Cunningham
was looted by burglars at New Castls,
while the family was absent in the
South.
The home of Can Linton, a farmer
living near Princeton, wa3 destroyad
by fire. The loss is about $1,500.
Mrs. E. P. Brown has entered a
Jj.000 damnrra suit against New-
Castle for the drowning of her 19-
vear-old daughter, Viola, in Apr
Kliii wfion Water street, having bel
undermined bv hitih wafr, gave wal
and the- girl lost aor Ufa by bc-hi)
swept away.
.Tnhn Rniko. a miner at Davidson.
fell 2on feet to h's death, lie had Just
come up from Ills work when a mis
step at the top of the shaft caused
the accident. Almost all his bones
were broken. Three w?eks aao hj
came hers from Austria.
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