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i cdstom union.
The Fan-American Congress Di
vided on the Subject.
Majority and Minority Reports
The Former Recommend the Rejection
of the Whole Subject and Give. Its
Seasons for So Doing Radical Changes
tn the Nations Reipcctive C.iii.41tu
tlons Would lie Necessary.
New York, March 6. The Pan-American
conference has finally adopted the
report of the committee on international
law. - -
Majority and minority reports were
made by the committee on custom union.
The majority say that the establishment
of a custom union, as generally under
Btood, would require not only a partial
sacrifice of the National sovereignty of
the American nations, but more radical
changes in their respective constitutions
than they are willing to accept.
The majority therefore deems the
adoption of a customs union as impracti
cable. They propose to recommend,
however, to such of the governments a
may desire a partial reciprocity, .o
make commercial treaties, with one or
more of the American countries under
such a basis as may be accepted to each
The minority report recommends the
rejection of the whole subject.
Nebraska Farmer. Become Enamored of
ach Other's Wives and Kxehange.
Sidney, Nob., March . A swap that
was something out of the ordinary was
made by two farmers living near Sidney
a few days ago, but the detals havo just
become public. J. II. Fox and I. Schad
were neighbors in Colton precinct. Both
were young married men, and Schad
had 0110 child. The latter was consider
ed by the good people of Colton an ex
emplary young man. lie taught the
district school, was superintendent of
the Sunday school, an exhorter in the
Universalist church, and, above all, a
dyed-in-the-wool Spiritualist. His wife
was young and pretty.
Fox was and is simply a farmer. He,
too, was the possessor of an attractive
wife. The two families became intimate,
and it developed in time that Mr. Schad
and Mrs. Fox had become enamored of
each other, and that a similar state of
affairs existed between Mr. Fox and Mrs.
Schad. The four became acquainted
with each other's feelings, and finally
the two men struck a bargain and
wapped wives. Schad bade his wife an
affectionate adieu, kissed his little one
good-by, loaded Mrs. Fox into a neigh
bor's wagon and together they were
driven to ('rook, a station on the Color
ado division of the Lmon Pacific, and
then took passage for Denver. Fox and
Mrs. Schad and the latter's child re
mained at Colton.
SHE DIDN'T SCREAM.
A North Carolina Young Lady Shoots a
Negro Burglar Dead.
Charlotte, N. C, March 6. Monday
morning about 3 o'clock, Miss Alice
Kinney, 19 years of age, who, with her
mother, lives alone on a farm in Samp
son county, was aroused by the noise of
BOtno one in an adjoining room. She at
once realized that a burglar was in the
house. She took a revolver from under
her pillow and, holding it in her hand,
concealed it under the quilt. Then she
lay as if asleep, and when the burglar
entered the room he walked up to the
bed, and concluding that the young
woman was sleeping soundly began
looking alxnit the room.
As he turned away from her she heard
him whisper to himself: "She is purty,
and I guess I'll hab to see her later."
When he turned his face Miss Kinney
raised herself in bed, took aim at the
man's head, and tired. Instantly the
burglar whirled around, and as he did so
she tired, and he then fell to the floor
with a groan. He died in about five
minutes. The alarm was then given,
and a crowd gathered at the house. The
burglar proved to be Sam. Kearns, a ne
gro w ho has given much trouble.
NATURAL. GAS TRUST.
Nearly All the Oas In Hooaierdoin Now
I'nder Its Control.
Kokomo, Ind., March 6. About a
dozen leading natural gas companies
operating in the northern and eastern
portions of Indiana within the last few
days combined their interests, forming
an immense trust, with an aggregate
capital of $;S,500,(W0. The trust will
have control of nearly all the gas pro
duced in the state, both developed and
undeveloped. The amount of their leases
at the present time is not far from 200,
000 acres. The Chicago Pipe Line com
pany supposed to be the originator of
the trust scheme, with a capital stock of
$3,000,000, ha9 just announced that it
will begin immediately to lay its pipe
line to that city, a distance of 150 miles.
Cruelty In Our Navy.
San FltANTlst'O, M;irch 6. An investi
gation of the charges of cruelty and
misconduct against Capt M. A. Healy,
of the revenue cutter Hear, is in prog
ress here. James Hughes, master-at-arms'of
the Hear, testified that while in
the Arctic. Capt. Healey caused him to
trice up two sadors for aboul i-ix min
utes. The men were then handcuffed
to the stanchions ilielow deck seven
hours and then triced up attain. At an
other time twenty-nno culors were
placed in irons, and six of l hem fainted.
The hearing will continue next week.
Preferred Oeath ! '' mi'.
Kingston, Can., Mar. h 6 Kudolph
De (juehrv. a school tnn'm-r. aged 50
years, was arrested for outraging pupils,
and was ta-ing conveyed to the Pem
broke jail by oiiicers, when he w as seized
by spasms and died. It appears that be
fore he lot t his home he went up stairs
and took a heavy dose ot strvihnine,
He wro e in Gorman on the back of his
will that he was not guilty, but he pre
ferred death to trial.
Tekrk Haute, Ind., March 0. An
drew Alexander's saloon at Imcaster
mines in Owen couuty, was destroyed
by fire Sunday night and Alexander was
burned to death. He had always had
considerable money nlmut him and Sun
day was known to have a bag of silver
coin which cannot be found.
POSTAL TELEGRAPHY, ,
D. H. Bates, of New York, Favors th
Washington, March 6. D. H. Bates,
of New York, representing, as he said, a
number of gentlemen interested in postal
telegraphy, addressed the house oora
mittee on postotnees and post roads on
that subject Tuesday morning. He ana
lyzed some of the statistics presented by
President Green, of the Western Union
Telegraph company, with the result of
establishing, as he asserted, that the av
erage rate on Western Union messages j
for districts over 500 miles was forty-1
nine ceDts. The people, he said, wanted
the government to step in and compete
to a certain extent. The postmaster
general's bill would do this. It did not
propose to pvit tlve government to any
expense, nor would it require additional
Chairman Bingham remarked that the
bill would require the contracting com
panies to maintain the lines, but the
government was to furnish the operat
ive, delivery and collection services.
Continuing, Mr. Bates said that, by
implication only, it provided for a gov
ernment staff. A uniform rate for the
3atire country would be desirable, but
was impracticable. The rate he would
suggest on the basis of the new telegraph
company doing all of the service except
cpllection and delivery, and including
operators (no other basis would be possi
ble), would be: Under 500 miles, fifteen
cents; above 600 miles and east of the
Mississippi, twenty-five or thirty cents;
west or the Mississippi, twenty-five or
thirty cents; between &"th and lOoth
Earallel, twenty-five or thirty cents; with
fty cents as a maximum.
At the conclusion of Mr. Bates' state
ment the chairman read a letter from Dr.
Green, in which he thanked the com
mittee for the kindness shown him, and
expressed his impartiality. He adds
that he had been informed by an exper
ienced lawyer that his language on Sat
urday, "coaching the committee," would
be interpreted as directing the commit
tee. Therefore ho wished to withdraw
those words and substitute "urging the
committee," which was all that he
meant to imply. The change wan made,
and the committee adjourned.
BUFFALO BILL'S COWBOYS.'
Give the Romans Pointers so l'ralnlun
Rome, M.ir-h 6. All Rome was ex
cited Tuesday over the trial of Buffalo
Bill's cowboys on the wild horses fur
nished by the Duke of Sermoncta. For
several days the Roman authorities have
been superintending the erection of extra
barriers to keep the savage steeds from
reaching the audience. The animals came
from the duke's famorhird ou the Pon
tine marshes, and lie declared that no
cowboy on earth could ride one. The
cowboys laughed at the boast. Then the
duke dared them to mount any one of
Every man, woman and child in Rome
expected that two or three men would
be killed in the experiment. Over two
thousand carriages were driven to the
Prati di Castello. and an audience of two
himdrod thousand people biased the
dripping rain. Ixrd Dutferin and many
other (liploinates were present in the
special tribune, and among the Romans
-ere trie wite ot J 'rentier urispi, jluc ae
Torlouia, Mme. lJipretis. Princess Col
lona, Countess Antonelli, Baroness de
Keugis, Princess liraneaceia, lOunt Uian
notti, and the scions of all the noble
Two of the wild horses were driven
into the arena. Thev had neither saddle
nor bridle. Buffalo Bill announced that
they would be conquered. In five min
utes the cowboys had lassoed, saddled,
bridled and mounted the horses. The
animals" leaped in the air, writhed,
bucked and roared madly all in vain.
In five minutes they were ridden easily
around, while the vast crowd, unmind
ful of the rain, roared and shrieked with
delight. Buffalo Bill now .dares any
Roman to ride his bucking brochos.
SHOT BY BURGLAHS.
A Detroit Policeman's Vigilance I.lkely
to Cost II I in Hi Life.
Detroit, Mich., March 8. Shortly
after 10 o'clock Tuesday evening Pa
trolman Edward Shoemaker found the
rear door of a store on Larned street un
fastened, and uion entering discovered
two burglars at work. The men ran out,
hotly pursued by the officer, who fired a
shot without effect.
In front of Hotel Benedict both of the
fugitives wheeled and fired. The officer
fell and the thieves made their escape.
Shoemaker was carried into the hotel,
and subsequently taken to the hospital.
The doc-tors found that the bullet had
entered the abdomen, and the wound is
believed to bo mortal.
PftfM TURE EXPLOSION
Two Mfii Fatall i.i.i .i-.i.i in a B eaker
at Wilkexb n i e.
Wilkesbarue, Pa., March 6. Thomas
Owe. is and James Leonard, two rock
miners in the employ of the Plymouth
Mine company were fatally injured at
noon Wednesday by a premature explo
sion in No. 1 breaker, where they had
been attempting to remove an immense
rock in the mine at Plymouth. Rumors
were sent out here that five men had
been Killed, but only the two named
A 3OO,000 Fire.
New Yurk. March 6. The dry goods
district here wa visited try a nre I ues
day evening which destroyed the five-
story iron front building, .o. AWi Uroaa
v ami burned u D everrthinfl- within
its walls, involving a total loss of 300,-
000. The principal losers are M. & C,
Maver. importers of hosiery and gloves
and Basen & Eaton, manufacturers of
fine umbrellas and parasols. At one time
it was feared that the structures on either
side of the burning buildings wer
doomed, but they were saved.
Death nr (Inly u Tranrs
Fountain, Minn., March 6. Mr. M.
Manager, residing two miles east of
Preston, to all appearances died Sunday.
The funeral was to be, held Tuesday, but
the priest refused to perform the cere
mony on the ground that the woman
was not dead. The supposed corpse is
now lying in the church. Physicians
cannot determine whether the woman ia
dead or not. She once before lay in m
tiance a number of days.
Wealthy Clevelander Dead.
Cleveland, O.. March 1. Joseph
Stanley, one of the wealthy street rail
road magnates of this city, and president
of the Broadway line, died at nil home
Wednesday morning from injuries re
ceived in a fall from one of his own elec
tric cars', last Friday evening. Stanley
came to this city a poor boy but amassed
wealth steadily. His ' railroad is one of
Ute longest and bent paying in the city.
llemarkable Growth of Their Al
liance in Kansas.
No Longer to Be Regarded as
They Have Hopes of Having a Majority
ia the Next Legislature Will or Will
Not the Alliance Support Senator Iti
galls for Re-Klectlmi Annual Session
of the Mtuaosota Alliance.
Chicago, March 6. A Herald special
from Topeka, Kas., says;
The continued rapid growth of the
Farmers' Alliance in Kansas is phenom
enal, la some counties of the state-nine
out of ten of the farmers belong to the
organization, which is destined to revo
lutionize politics in the sunflower state.
Judge VV. A. Pilfer, editor of The
Kansas Farmer and the recognized leader
of the alliance movement, asserts boldly
at this early day that the alliance is cer
tain to elect the next legislature. When
asked, Tuesday, if members elected by
the alliance would support Senator In
galls for re-election, he said:
"That depends entirely upon the posi
tion taken by Mr. Ingalls. I some time
since addressed a letter to Mr. Ingalls
with the questions:
"first wnat legislation, it any, uo
you recommend by way of relief to
fanners in the present depressed con
dition of agriculture?
"Second Do you ravor an increase in
the volume of circulating money? If
yes, to what extent, in what way do
you propose to effect the change, and
how pet the money in circulation ?
"Third In what respect, if at all, and
for what purpose do you favor changing
the National banking law ?
'Fourth -Do you favor free and un
limited coinage of silver at present
weight and fineness?
"Up to this date the request had not
been complied with. My opinion is that
Senator Ingalls and the "farmers of Kan
sas cannot get together upon these im
St. Paul, March 8. The annual ses
sion of the Minnesota Farmers' alliance
met here Tuesday. Nearly four hun
dred delegates were present.
Deputy stute Lecturer Fish painted a
dark picture of how the farmers are
being robbed by the boards of trade of
Minneapolis and Chicago, which raised
or lowered the price of wheat as they
pleased and held the starving farmers at
their mercy. It was time he declared
that the big gambling hell in Chicago
was wiped out of existence, and if the
farmers rose in- their might that might
W. S. Grove, county lecturer, followed
in a similar strain.
During the morning hours it devel
oped that there are three factions, one
favoring an endorsement of Albert Shef
ferj the Republican candidate for gov
ernor; a second wants Merriam, the
present governor, endorsed, and a third
asks that the alliance break away from
the old partita and place Ignatius Don
nelly, the sage of Nmniger, in the field
on a Farmers' Alliance tariff reform
The Sheffer people we in power and
will likely remain o. There are now
nearly 770 alliances in the state, with
a total membership of over 80,000. Of
thse alliances 5i.ri0 are new ones. The
most rapjd growth has been in the north
ern part of the state.
YOUNG LINCOLN DEAD.
Demise of the Only Hon of Oar Minister
London, March 6. -Yaung Abraham
Lincoln, only son of United States
died at 11:07
d a y morning.
passed r w a y
quietly. He was
in a comatose
state this morn
ing and his stom
ach rejected all
:. ..,,. ti.
limn iniiifit-iib. njv;
cians, after care
opinion that their patient s end was only
a matter of a few hours. For a time
previous to his death he was entirely free
from pain. All the members of Minister
Lincoln's family were present at the bed
side. The long struggle made for life by
young Lincoln developed a sympathy
for the lad entirely outride of the inter
est felt in him as the grandson of the
martyred president and son of the
United States minister to England.
After his fathers appointment he was
afflicted by an abcess and was taken to
France for treatment, but the results
were not good. Blood poisoning fol
lowed an operation, and after returning
to LiOUdon tne patient lauea rapiuiy.
He waa t7 years of age.
The oueen has sent to Minister Lincoln
a message of sympathy and condolence
upon the death of his son.
The body of the deceased will lie era
bahned and sent to the United States for
Millionaire Coqnillard's Will.
Laportk, Ind., March 6. The will of
the late Alexis Coqmllard, the million
aire waeon " manufacturer, of ' South
Bend, was admitted V probate yester
day in the St Joseph county circuit
., . I - rw u :
court, in cnarname donations t i.""" "
eiven to the St. Joseph Catholic church,
$5,000 appropriated for a monument
over i.oquuuiru s rnvc.
among relatives, and the remainder of
the estate equally apportioned to the
wiuow anu ins iwo unuurcii. vuc Hun
dred thousand doliare is to I placed on
interest and be kept as a separate fund
for educating the children. The estate
ia valued, all the way from $500,000 to
$1,000,000, and includes the mammoth
Co juulard wagon work.
In the senate Mr. Voorhees" resolution for
the invetiKation of the fur seal lease was re
ported adversely. An appropriation of .'(0,-
000 was passed for a monument to commtm
orate the battle of Trenton. At 1 p. m. a
secret session waa ordered.
In the bouse, the Arkansas contested
election case of Feathers one vs. fate was
considered and continued until adjourn
ment. SniaUpox epidemic at Meriden, Conn,
Over Rninored Negro Colonization Sev
eral Families Ordered to l eave.
Guthrie, I. T., March 6. Press re
ports emanating from Topeka. concern
ing the alleged scheme to colonize Okla
homa and make a negro state, have
aroused the settlers to a high pitch of ex
citement. Twenty miles west of here,
at Downs, a small station on the King
fisher and Guthrie stage route, the set
tlers have been especially roused in the
matter, and a secret organization there
has decided to drive out the few colored
men and allow no more of that race to
Four miles northeast of Downs resides
a colored family named Hawkins, and
near him another colored family, Bur
gess by name. Hawkins was suspected
of firing the prarie grass' a short time
ago on a neighbor's claim, and the feel
ing against him became very bitter. At
an early hour Tuesday morning a party
of ten masked men from Downs broke
into Hawkins' house, took him from his
bed and severely whipped him. During
the whipping Buck Hawkins, a son, ran
and arouoed the Burgess family. Abe
Clark and Sam Burgoss firmed them
selves with shotguns and returned with
the younger Hawkins to the scene of the
outrage. They fired at the masked party
The masked partv were utterly pep
pered with shot, and Henry Chambers
was badly hurt about the head and face.
The negroes were pursued'," and before
tney could load again the whole party
was surrounded by the irate settlers,
who held their W inchesters on thein.
The negroes were thoroughly frightened
and promised to leave the country. The
elder Hawkins arrived at Kingfisher
Tuesday night and asked protection. He
claims that the outrage was planned by
Wood Davis, who is contesting his
IN NO MAN'S LAND.
Three l arge Distilleries Seized hy Gov
Clayton, N. M., March C For some
time it h.'is been rumored that moon
shiners were at work in No Man's Land,
fortv miles north of here. News has
been received of the seizure of three
large distilleries with a large amount of
machinery and whisky by United States
officers. The three distilleries were
doing an enormous business not only
supplj ing the neutral strip and New
Mexico with whisky, but also shipping
hundreds of barrels into that portion of
nausas that surrounds No Mans J .ana.
The fact that they were doing a large
business is proved by the announcement
that tiie parties running the places, and
who supposed they were sate from inter
ference by the government, were making
arrangements to enlarge their plants.
The material was already upon the
Female and Child Labor lu Virginia.
' Ru HMONn, Vn., March 0. The bill to
regulate the hours of labor in factories
where females and children under four
teen years of ago are employed passed
both houses and went to the governor a
few davs ago. Since its passage the
governor has received numerous protests
against it from Lynchburg, Danville
and other prominent tobacco manufac
turing points of the state, with urgent
request to withhold his signature unless
he wished to see their factories ruined.
Notwithstanding those applications and
protests the governor Tuesday signed
the bill and it is now a law.
InvcHtigatliii; ChrUt's Institute.
Baltimore, March 6. The health de
partment is about to begin an investiga
tion of an establishment known as
Christ's Institute, presided over by a
colored man calling himself Dr'. Kin
nard, and who claims that he can cure
all diseases by faith. The death of a
woman in the place under suspicious
circumstances led to the discovery of the
methods of the doctor. A number of
white and colored people were found in
the place undergoing treatment, and it
is believed that the death is but one of
many resulting from faith in the insti
tute. THE MARKETS.
ltevlew of the Stock, Money and Cattle
Markets' for March A.
Mouey on call loaned at 4S'5 per cent.
Currency sixes 110 bid; fours coupon
bill; tour-aml-a-haJfs eouuon 103 bid.
The stock market was dull again this
morning and tuei-e mis very little activity
iii even the leading stoeks. Westeru Union,
tit. Paul, Now England, Louisville and Nash
ville, Tennessee Coal, Heading, Wheeling and
Lake Erie preferred alisorbed what little
S)eculative fever there was. The course of
prices was very irregular and at noon values
were but little changed from those of yester
day. The wirlptit fluctuations were in Man
tmttau, the Sugar Trusts and Tennessee Coal.
The fii-st two numed advanced 'i per cent,
each and then declined 1 per cunt. each.
Manhattan afterwards fully recovered the
decline, Tennessee Coal fell 2 per cent, to 51.
Atchisvn '33k Mich. Cent A3
C, B. & y 10i',i N. Y. Central.. 1I6J
("., C, C. & I. .. Northwestern ..1UH
Del. & Huilson,.14s?i Ohio Miss.... 9f
I)., L. & W l;Bt Paciflo Mail.... W
Krie W Rock Island UO
Lake Shore ....104 St; Paul 67
L. Si N tH)i Westeru Union. 81S
' Corn 2h-U4v.
WOOL Unwashed, Ann merino, Hti9sQc,
Jf-Mlond combing. !ti.$24c;.nedinin delaine
anil clothing, VMciit'i'ie; braid, lN(j20e; ni
(hum combing, 'Mm'S'xr. (w washed, tins
merino, X and YX, gMufriWc; medium cloth
ing, ijOllc; delaine, :jotf31c.
Hay Choice timothy at I1(i.."iOi311.iJ0
iwr ton; prsiri hring tli.0U3S..'iO; straw,
L'ATTLg Good to choice butchers, $.t.7,Vt
4.: fair, $2.75A-3.50; common, tl.Wm'VH,
starker and feeders, $2.7.Vrf4.0O,
Hoos Sclertt butchers and hvy ship
ping. 4.1"j(S4.d0;fair to good parking, $4.(
H. 1."); common and rough packing, $3.50J
3'; fair to good light, $4.004.111; pigs,
l.AMRS $3.?5(i,H 2.".
Cattle Prime, 4.504.7."; good, ts.mvfc
4.; lair, $3.80itf.:i.(i.': bulls, stags and fat
cows, JJO.OWitKUiO; calve, f.j.UMO.'Ji
Hoos All grade, $4.'iW4.40.
Hhekf Extra, $1.75((t.00; good, $1.4(S
8.50; fair to good, .1.7."(.?4.tjO; common, $2.00
3.(K; lambs, $L00(46.S.
CHoos Light, 3.80(34.; mixoL $.1.W
4.05; heavy, $3.&44.US.
Cattle Extra beeves, $4.ft(35.15; steers,
$3..44.0; mixed, $1.. 50.1.35; stockers and
feeders, $2. 5; 3. 70.
Lambs t5,5u (7.311.
Whhat No. S rJ winter, 8Hc; May,
Coast Mixed, Dtio.
Oat No, 2 mixed, 25c; May. 27Jtfc.
NO SMALL JOB.
The Iteeent Project of the Oer
Jo Dig a Ship Canal from
Berlin to the Baitic.
French Paper 8em to Hope They Will
Try It "It Would Be Cheaper to Ootid
a New Capital ay the Sea" Ileported
Battle Between Kusstau Troops and
Chinese fJold Miners Foreign.
London. March 6. Tne project of a
ship canal from Berlin to the Baltic sea
has elicited from the French papers
opinions which may be interpreted to
mean that they only hope the kaiser
will try it. The Panama canal is still a
painful memory in France, and the
Gauls would view with much philoso
phy the spectacle of the uerman people
undergoing a similar experience.
London Engineering, rehearsing Ithe
expense and difficulties attending the
construction of the comparatively short
ship canal to Manchester, thinks it would
be cheaper to build a new uerman capi
tal by the sea, a la St, Petersburg.
ON THE LOWER AMOOR
Reported Conflict Between s
Troops and Chinese ttold Digger.
London, March 8, A conflict in which
several lives were lost is reported to
have occurred on the Lower Amour be
tween irregular Russian troo and Chi
nese gold diggers, who resisted an at
tempt to drive them from the placers
there which they have worked for the
last generation. It is known that troops
were on the way there, but the report of
their arrival and tlie consequent conflict
is perhaps, premature.
A Brave (?) Prlr.e Fighter !
London, March 6. Chesterfield Croode,
the middle-weight, who was recently de
feated in a glove tight with loff Wall at
the Pelican club, quarreled with ("barley
Mitchell while drinking Tuesday night
at the house of a' well known sporting
man named Baird. During a clinch both
men fell down a flight of stairs. Baird
urged Mitchell to punish Goode, and
Mitchell .seizing a poker smashed uoode
on the head twice, inflicting serious in
juries. Hoods is in the hospital. Mitchell
lias lieen arrested.
The Corn Show nt Krilnhiirgti. .
London, March 0. More funds are
needed to insure the holding of the pro
posed exhibition of maize and its pro
ducts at Edinburgh in May next. The
lord provost and Sir Thomas Clark are
active in its behalf, but the class for
whose benefit it is intended does not dis
play any great desire to see it come to
pass. The canny Scot is less prejudiced
than bis southern brother, but, perhaps,
he suspects a deep laid sclicmH-tfr-wooL. -' .
him from his ancestral oatmeal.
The (.rent Italian Singer May Vet Re-
cover His Voice.
Nkw York, March 6. Carnpanini,
who has not sung in opera since he lost
$00,000 by bringing out "Othello" alwut
four years :igo, had given up hope of be
ing anything more than a concert singer,
when he was told by a socialista month
ago that he had a hardening of the mem
branes m his throat which might be re
moved. For a fortnight ho has had sev
eral ojierations performed, and already
he is beginning to feel the result so that
ho is encouraged to believe that he will
soon reappear in opera, with his voice as
good as it was a dozen years ago. He is
only 44 years old.
Cnmpanini was seen Tuesday evening
in his rooms in Brignoli's restaurant. He
was enthusiastic at the improvement of
"You know, Campnnini said, ''iny voice
was never entirely lost. 1 had catarrh
dreadfully, and as I had never taken suf
ficient care of my voice or of my health
I suffered in consequence. Dr. llolhrook
Curtis heard me at a concert, and told
me afterward that he could cure mo. lie
has iierformed several operations for ca
tarrh, and recently began to operate on
my throat. Yes, I think I shall soon be
on the stage again and be able to com
mand a great salary.
Now Said t Be But 3',0(0-Ite Says
There Is None at All.
Jkffxksox City, Mo., March 6. Oov
ernor Francis Tuesday evening conclud
ed his examination of Treasurer No
land's books and suspended the treasurer
from oflico indefinitely. A shortage in
his accounts was found to exist in the
sum of aKut $32,000, ,
State Auditor Seibert says: "My books
show $1,54083.65. Somo warrants is
sued have not been presented for pay
ment, and accordingly there is more
money than this sum in the treasury, but
the difference will be -consumed when
the warrants are presented. I don't
think the investigation will reveal any
State Treasurer Noland, stoutly main
tains his innocence. He says: "There
is no shortage of any kind. 1 stand on
this statement and the investigation will
prove that I am correct."
i-L HOPE ABANDONED
Of Rescnlna; the Imprisoned Mon lnthe
South Wllhesbarre Mine.
Wilkf-sbarrr, Pa., March fi. Anoth
er rescuing jiarty went into the South
Wilkesliarre mine Wednesday morning,
but returned at 11 o'clock reporting that
D" tract- of the missing miners could be
found. The officials therefore have
abandoned all hope of finding them, and
the mine is being floodinl as rapidly as
Why the Professor Out Mad.
Charleston, S. C, March . Pro
fessor De Treville, of Clatiin university,
who caned Professor Cardozo, csolored,
Tuesday morning, says the reason for
his action was that Cardozo had made
certain remarks in a class-room reflect
ing upon him. Serious ' trouble was
threatened for a while after the caning
of Cardozo. Several hundred negroes
gathered together with the avowed pur
pose of lynching De Treville, The v. hitee
also assembled and a conflict seemed in
evitable. President Dunton, of the col
lege, heard of the affair and nui"t-d mat
ters by ordering the students" back to the
sollege. Clafliu college is one. of tiie
largest colored institutions in the south, .
javing upward ol tm pupils.
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