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CLARKSVIEiLE EVENING TOBACCO LEAF-CHRONICLE.
VOL. 2. NO. 11G. CLARKSVILLE, TENN., TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 11, 1890. FIFTEEN CENTS A WEEK; .1 pr A NEW CARPET onsr FIRST FLOOR. New Carpets New Bug's New Oilcloths New Matting New Styles AT B0TT01 - PRICES A NEW CARPET JOHN W KAXON. wlu ilOyeur sexperlciu'e ns an Underwriter. f3? y mm w. faxqiu & co.9 General Insurance Agent, ClaxlrsTrille, Torm. We represent a Honor tlroslorngeHt FOREIGN, AMERICAN AND HOHB COMPA NIES aud write Insurance at (lie lowest rules the hazard will Justify. LIST OF COMPANIES. American, of Philadelphia. Fire Ass'n, of Philadelphia. Hartford, of Hratford. Phoenix, of Hartford. Connecticut, of Hartford. Grernian American, of N. Y. Underwriters Agency, N. Y. lUiHlneiw entrusted to lis shall rwelve prompt and careful attention. We make n specialty of ItiBiirliiK Kami Property, Dwelling, Household Furniture Libra ries Church Property anil Tobacco in Wareliuumst, Htemmerles and Prizing Houses. Largo line" of Insurance will receive prompt aud close attention. A share of your Business Respectfully Solicited. JNO. W. FAXON & CO. Central Roller Mills Kendrick, Pettus & CoM Manufacturers ol High Grade Patent Family Flours AND ROLLER COTCN MEAL. Wo exelmne any day in the week Flour and Meal for Wheat and Corn, DEPARTMENT DEPARTMENT ICK i FRANK T. HODOHON. North British & Mercantile, Lon Queen, of London. (don. Northern, of London. Guardian, of London. London & Lancashire, of London Home, of Nashville. Continenatl, of New York. BURNED ALIVE. Awful Holocaust in the Little Tillage of St. Michael, Que. A Mother and Seven Children Perish in a Burning House. The Husband and Father Burned So Terely In Attempting1 td Rescue Hl Loved Onea That There is No Hops or Hi Recovery A 16-Year-Old Daughter Being at School Escapes. Montreal, March 11. A -.orrible holocaust occurred early Sunday morn ing at the little village of St. Michael, by which a woman and seven cltildren were burned to 'death and the husband and father received fatal injuries in an heroic effort to effect a rescue. The village of St. Michael is situated some twenty-two miles from this city, and the most prominent man in the little town was Francois Colbrette, who owned an extensive farm on the out skirts of the village, and the manor house on the farm was the scene of the awful tragedy. At 6 o'clock Mr. Colbrette, with his hired men, after lighting a lire in the kitchen stove, started for the barn, 500 yards from the dwelling, to tend to the cattle. A short time afterward the hired man shouted to his master that the house was on fire. Colbrette rushing to the door, was horritied to see the entire lower part of the house iu llamos. He at once hastened to the scene, the shrieks of his unfortun ate family even at that distance being plainly heard. On arriving he at once saw tnat it was impossible to enter the lower part of the. house, so he secured a ladder and tried to effect an entrance by a second-story window. No sooner had he burst in the sash than he was en velojwd in a great sheet of flames and his clothes on fire in several places. Willi his hair singed from his head and face, and his hands a mass of burns, he fell from the ladder. No bones were broken by the fall, and the stirieks of his loved ones, which he could still hear, made him forget his own shocking in juries, and, picking himself up, with his clothes still blazing, he rushed to alarm the neighbors. When those arrived the hre was past extinguishing, and ua largo manor house was simply a mass of smouldering ruins. Mrs. Colbrette and her seven children had fallen victims to the fire demon. 1-ater on in the day the remains of the unfortunate mother, with the youngest child clasped in her arms, were found. The other six had been burned to ashes and no trace of their bodies could be found. The eldest child, Miss Marie Colbrette, aged HI, had a fortunate es cape from a similar fate, as only on Sat urday she had been sent to the convent of the Sacred Heart at Sault au liecollet. Colbrette himself was so seriously burned In his brave efforts to save his family that no hope w entertained of his recovery. A KENTUCKY KILLING. Drunken Toughs Kill One Man and Fatally Wonnd Another. Badieville, Ky., March 11. Another bloody tragedy occurred Saturday night Biz miles south of here, at a small place called Muddy Fork, in Scott county. A protracted meeting was in progress, and Sam ..Sellers, W. True. Dennis Sweeny and John Cook, being well filled with whisky, took in the meeting. After the crowd had dispersed James Bobinson, "William Baifay aud a Mr. Slade started home with Kobinson, and were overtaken by the above-named parties, when a slight altercation took place, in which some hot words were indulged in.' Sam. Sellars drew his pistol and began fixing at Kobinson and Bailey, two shots taking effect in Robinson's body, killing liim instantly, and one striking Bailey in the neck, which is considered danger ous. All four of the parties were promptly arrested by indignant citizens immediately after the shooting, and were taken by Deputy Sheriff J. L. Luke to Georgetown Sunday morning and lodged in jaiL James Kobinson leaves a wife and live small children. He was formerly a constable iu this county, and was known as a faithful officer, a de vout memlier of the Methodist church and an upright citizen, and highly re apectetl by all good citizens. MOVABLE DAMS. It is Possible the Ohio River Nay Be Made Navigable the Year Bound. Washington, March 11. Col. E. W. Merrill, of Cincinnati, was given a hear ing by the river and harbor committee of the house Saturday morning with reference to a system of movable dams for the Ohio river, by,., he con tends, he can make tlV ; Jh naviga ble all the year rouriu: 1 i lie dams are similar to what is known to boatmen as the 1 'avis Island dam, below Pittsburg, which raises the level of the river dur ing very low water. lie proposed that the river and harbor committee should authorize in its forth coming bill the construction of four such darns lietweeu Wheeling and Pittsburg, which is the most shallow part of the stream during the low water season. The committee was much impressed I with the plan which he proposed, and they practically gave him to understand that they would authorize this year the , construction of one such dam just above Wheeling. Col. Merrill says from what j he gathers from the committee he thinks the system will lx adopted and applied ; generally to all navigable tributaries 1 where low watr during the dry beason ; prevents navigation. SUFFERING IN THE DAKOTAS. Am Appeal from the 1'rrsldent of the Bed Cross Society. j Wasiunutos, March 11. Miss Clara Barton, president of the American Na tional Association of the Keel Cross, has been investigating the statements con- j cerning the sulfering and destitu-! tion existing among the pioneer settlers of North and South Dakota with a view of aiding those in need of help. She has nsceriained that there is urgent necessity for immediate action, and now appeals to. the public for cash subscriptions large enough to meet every emergency. She has infer- j mation that there are" at least 0,(HK) peo- j pie dependent, and many more who, though they ha- provisions for them selves, need food for their stock. H. T. lfi'lgkn. stale commissioner of agriculture. rand l ork. N. Dak., will dwyibuU? all fund stMiC to his addr. j MINERS ENTOMBED. One Hundred Miners Iinpiiaoned In m Welsh Colliery. London, March 11. An explosion oc curred Monday in the Morsa colliery at Glamorgan, Wales. One hundred miners were entombed. Communication with the unfortunate miners is impossible, and it is feared that they have all perished. THF WORLD'S PAIR COMMITTEE Presents a Bill to the He an Bub-Cora mtUee in Chsrgs si tbs Fair 18S or 1893 Provisions of ths Bill. Washington, March 11. The com mittee of Chicagoans who have been in consultation with members of the world's fair committee for several days past, Monday presented a completed bill providing for holding tha fair in Chica go, to Messrs. Hitt and Springer of the sub-committee, in charge of the bill. The bill is really the joint compilation of the ideas of the sub-committee and the Chicago delegation. While it con tains some chancres radically different from the original bill, it is provided that there shall be a' corporation under the laws of the state of Illinois, with power to elect it s own officers, ana to nave con trol of all receipts and disbursements of money s subscribed. This corporation will have power to se lect a suitable site and erect buildings These buildings are to be delivered to a government commission to consist or two commissioners from each state and territory, one. to be a Republican and one a Democrat, these commissioners to be nominated by the governors of the slates and appointed by the president. The local corporation is to have execu tive control of the fair while the govern ment commissioners are to allot space to exhibitors and appoint juries of award who shall have control or the prizes. etc., to be given at the expense of the United States. Tlie date of holding the fair is left blank in the bill, and will be decided on at the next meeting of the full commit-. tee. The Chicago delegation told the sub-committee that this wan a matter that they were not concerned about, m Chicago Gould be ready to hold the fair in 180a as well as at any other time. They agreed, however, to leave the point for the action of the committee, several members of which are in favor of holding the fair in 1893, and a cele bration in 1892. When the corpor ation assures the president that it has at liana that sum and that $o,00Q,000 capital and that 5j.000.UOO additional can be had if neces sary, he is to appoint the government commission, which will proceea to mi- cago and proceed to make preliminary arrangements for holding the fair. . The section providing for a govern ment appropriation of. $1,500,000 was not clianged. SITUATION IN HAYTI. Interview With the Formsr British Mln later There. New York, March 11. Mr. James Zohrab, British minister to Hayti, who is in the city on his way to England Bays: "Everything is quiet in Hayti, but H seems to be the calm before a storm. I look for another revolution there very soon . It seems to me that the people are in a conuiuon wiat uiuai precipive another light "Hayti is naturally one of the very richest countries in the world for its area. I believe that under a firmly or ganized government, a government where property was secure, the island would support a population of 20,000,000 souls. One can form no idea of the wealth of the island without a visit there. "There are the coffee forests; for in stance. The coffee bush is not cultivated at all, but the trees grow wild in such luxuriance tliat it is utterly impossible for a man to penetrate them. Paths are cut through t'iem from one village to another, and that is all. When the cof fee harvest comes around the people gather the berries from the edges of the groves and the rest sroes to waste. It is a very conservative estimate when I say that for every 1,000 tons gathered 800 toiw go to waste. "It is much the same with the sugar cane. The peo'fAe do not cultivate the sugarcane. It grows wild. You can tell that by looking at it when it is brought to town. It is crooked. You could not for $5 get a straight piece two feet long. Everything grows in such confusion that the people live in spite of revolutions. In no other country could the drain of such constant warfare be sustained. "The ordinary government is terribly expensive. Every year when the coffee season comes around the government collects from $4,000,000 to $.",000,000. But under the system there the officials in power know that their,turn to go into exile will soon come. "I have been there two years, but the third set of officials is in power. Each set, knowing that its time would soon end, had to prepare to go, so they pock eted all the money in sight "llavti has a bad debt now. The last revolution added to it materially, so that it is over $30,000,000. With a reasonably good government this debt could be paid off. As it is there is no great hope." OBJECTIONS WITHDRAWN. Bishop Fink Willing That Catholics Should Join ths Farmers' Alliance. Lkavenworth, Kan. March 11. Bishop Fink has consented to have his recent letter prohibiting Catholics from joining the Farmers' Alliance modified. Representatives of the state and county alliances were given an audience by the bishop, and assured him that there was no desire to conflict with the views of the church, and that all religious part of the constitution would be eliminated. In view of these assurances Bishop r'ixtk has addressed a letter to Mr. A. M. Thistlewaiter, Leavenworth,' Kan., a memlx-r of the alliance, stating that his objeciions to Catholics joining the al liance are withdrawn. Heavy Pustnfles Kokfc.rry. Greenvimjr, Te., March 11. The postoffice at this place was robbed of several thousand dollars Friday night. The thieves succeeded in breaking open the mail boxes of the First -National bank and other firms and abstracted the contents. No olew. Jay Gould In Texas. Fort Worth, Tex . March 11. Jar Gould, George Gould, J. M. Eddy. 8. IL H. Clark and seven minor railroad offi cials arrived here from the i a-.t Sunday afternoon. After inspecting the Texas and Pacific property the party proceeded ASSASSINATIONS Three Promised by the Russian Nihilists Thursday. The Czar, the Czarina and the Czarewitch. A Warning Letter Shown ths Cxar by ths Moscow Psllce The Data is the Anni versary of tha Murder sf Alexander II, Father of ths Present Csar Various Other Foreign News. . London, March 11. A letter is said to have been shown to the czar by the chief of police at Moscow, warning him that on March 13, the czar, the czarina and the czarewitch will meet certain death, and that no power on earth can avert their doom. It is asserted among the Nihilists in London, Berlin and Paris, that on the same date, the anni versary of the murder of the Emperor Alexander II, will be celebrated by an attempt to assassinate Alexander III. Silver Money iu Kusihu London, March 11. A dispatch from St.P etersburg says that it is learned on good authority that the czar is taking a remarkable interest in the financial ex periments of M. Vishnigradsky, his min ister of finance, who is doing his ut most to re-introduce into Russia the former silver metallic currency in place of the paper rouble. In case exchange continues to hold good, there is little doubt that the finance minister will gain his end, as the difference between the silver and paper rouble now only amounts to five cents. The czar is exceedingly economical in his own personal expenditures, and does what he can in order to further the plans of his minister, which do not please certain of the grand dukes, accus tomed as they are to throwing money about ad libitum. A Sister of Charity Murdered. Moscow, March 11. Tremendous ex citement prevails here over the horrible murder of a bister of Charity named PiutnUky, a woman of 40 years, well known for her many charitable deeds. Her body was found cut into small pieces, thrown into a sack, which was sewed up and flung into a secreted spot, where detectives found it. The head was rudely cut from the trunk, and blood ap peared in clots in another part of the city. As nearly as could be determined the woman was strangled, and from some evidence which the police will not dis close the murder was put upon a young medical student named Belsousoff, who was arrested in the province of Vladi mir and immediately committed suicide. Ths Portuguese Trouble. Londok, March 11. The Standard's Lisbon correspondent eays: "Mr. Mag mac, director of the Delagoa Bay rail way, who has been here ten days trying to effect a settlement of the railway trouble has satisfied himself that the Portuguese government is determined, at whatever cost or hazard, to keep the railway and its lands, and to exclude England entirely from Mozambique. The company claims 1,750,000. America's claim on behalf of the McMurdo estate is 700,006. In view of Portugal's deliber ate attempt at forcible confiscation, En gland and America will insist upon am ple compensation for their outraged citi zens. - French Interest In Africa. Paws, March 11, Advices received from M. Bayol, French agent on thel 11. i 1 ; a j i .1. ii . i -fl yv esc Ainctui wjnui, Butte tutu uiu situa tion in regard to the trouble with the Dahomiaiia was unchanged. The Republican press approve the statement of M. Etienne in the chamber of deputies Saturday that the govern ment intended to confine its operations to punishing the King of Dahomey, ami did not contemplate carrying on war into the interior. Indignant Romans. Rome, March 11. Buffalo Bill, dur ing his exhibition on the Compagna Saturday, offered a sum of monevtoany outsider who should succeed in riding a certain horse. Some peasant succeed ed in rid ins- the animal, but payment jvas refused on the ground that they had not mounted within the required time. The audience was indignant, and round ly hissed the managers. Gsrnaany Embarrassed. London, March 11. The Chronicle learns that Germany is treating with the Vatican with a view to the representa tion of the pope at the Berlin laloi con ference. The fact that Italy will send delegates to the conference proves an obstacle in the path of the German gov ernment. A Talnnhls Bible. London. March 1 1. A Bible printed in an Indian language at Cambridge, Mass., in lrjrtl, was among the rare books in a collection just sold at auction here and brought $"10. Foreign Motes. Only 13 per cent, of tbe population of Rus sia can read and write. 8r Peter Coatee of tha firm of J. and P. Coates, threadinakers, is dead. Mr. Robert Lincoln, Uniteu States minis ter to England, denies tbe statement that he Intends to resign. Tbe Duke of Fi fa is to preside at Stanley's first lecture in London. AU the scats have been sold, although the lowest price was $500. At Prague a number of students who were making a demonstration Sunday at tbe graves of young Czech notables at VV'alacLau ware arrested by tbe police. An Englishman has invented a desk for the use of persons traveling, the table of which is Axed in such a way that it remains steady in spite of the swaying of the boat or train. The latest rumor is that another daughter of tbs Prince of Wales is to follow tha ex ample of the Duchess of Fife aud marry out of royalty, tbe man of her choice being an English earl. Owing to a disagreement betweei.Signor Biancheri, the president of the Italian cham ber of deputies, and Premier Crispi, the resignation of ths former is expected. A crisis Is impending. At Bnda-Pesth recently two men met to fight a duel to the death. Tbe distance was twenty-five paces, and each man was to have six shots. JJeither party managed to hit the other in that time; and tha affair was aban doned in disgust. Paris public schools are overcrowded, and taw ssstawrwsss 4jtm to help to railed the difficulty by forbidding the attendance at them of children of foreigners. There er 00,000 foreign children in the city, and at least 6,000 of them are getting a French edu cation rroe at the pnbhc schools. In Kent, England, a farm of 600 acres that has been let for Jfi.OOO per year has just been relet to ths same tenant for f 2,500. This is said to be a fair illustration of tha decline of farm values in England of late years. Detective Mosor tfomfes that he was in America at tbe time that Mr. T. Harrington in the debate oa the Parnsil commission re port, asserted that he exchanged cable dis patches with Solicitor Sonnies with regard w procuring evidence ror The Tunes. Tho Socialists, Krause and Rieckman, have been sentenced to eighteen montlis im prisonment at hard labor for committing perjury ax too recent Socialist' trial at El- berfeld. Geinmor, another Socialist, re ceived a sentence of one year at hard lubor for a similar offense. Mr. Pyne, distinguished Irishman, is said to wear a watch upon the face of which is engraved the motto, "Pay no rent." When a tenant comes to hira complaining about somo act of his landlord and asking for advice, Mr. Pyne says: "1 cannot give you advice on that subject because Mr. Balfour says that it would be illegal, but I cau toll you the time of day," Then he pulls out his watch and shows it to the tenant. NEWS IN BRIEF. Condensation of Interesting Itemt i Various Subjects. Burglars burned the Emmet house, at Wheatland, Pa, fl Indiana Grand Army encamps at Indian apolis this week. Mary Gallagher died at Cleveland, O., Sunday, at tue age or lUtf years. Investigation of the Are department scan dal is iu progress at Indianapolis. A preacher named Fritch was arrested near Heading, Pa., on a charge of larceny. The United States gunboat Concordia was successfully launched at Chester, Pa., Saturday. The exocutive mansion at Washington has been filled with a perfect system of fire- alarm boxes. The senate committee on elections has de cided in favor of the republican contestants from Montana. Frank Mingus, of Lagrange, Ind., killed his mother-in-law because she refused to let him see his child. Georgs Avery was drowned ot Youngs town, O., while trying to save the life of a man named bovitz. Mr. McComas, of Maryland, has completed his bill to prohibit partisan reapportionment of congressional districts, and it will be de bated in congress this week. Bishop Fink has eonsented to have his re cent totter prohibiting Catholics from join ing tbe Fanners' Alliance modified so that Catholics may now join ths order. A man supposed to be John Thompson uaruuer, ana thought to bs of Philadelphia. died at Alexandria, Va., of a pistol shot wound, fie was picked up in a gully. Fruit is entirely knocked out at Muncie, Ind., and wheat arises to remark that it will be compelled to throw up the sponge if this cold weather comes in for another round. George H. Abbey and William George at tempted to cross tire river on tho ice, at Youngstown, Saturday. The ice gave way, and George was swept under and drowned. George H. Hill, a young man living near Sandusky, O., was thrown from a wagon by a runaway boi-se Friday night. The linos caught about his neck and he was dragged to death. It is announced with a positiveness that makes it almost indisputable, that Attorney General Trowbridge, of Michigan, will be compalled to resign his office, owing to men tal impairment. It has cost the Cincinnati Southern rail road $'Sj0 in the Georgetown , Ky., court to tell T. J. Bark ley bs was on the right train and then find that the train was a special and fire him oiT. John N. Hodgson, ths young man who shot himself at his boarding house at Cleveland last Thursday night four hours after hit marriage to Miss Addie May Bishop, was buried Sunday afternoon. A meeting of citizens of Saa Francisco was held in the roetns of ths chamber of com merce to devise means for aiding unemployed workiugmen. It was rssolved to put them at work on GvUen Gate park. Officer Brisce, of Chicago, shot Friday evening by. Patrirk Crowe, tha desperate young diamond thiof whom he was trying to arrest, may die. Officer Linnville, the other victim, is in a fair way of recovering. The squadroa of evolution has been ex perimenting with the torpedo apparatus In vented by Capt. Hewoll, commander of the Atlanta, of that squadron. The results show it to be superior to anything heretofore ex isting. Henry Bckerlie learns not to interfere with a Xenia, O., ollleer by receiving a probably fatal bullet from tbe revolver of a colored policeman, Lewis Clay, while try ing to keep him from arresting George Mansfiekl. The family of George H. Corliss, builder of tbe Centennial ugins, will soon erect a (50,000 Young Men's Christian association memorial building at Kewburyport, Moss. Among the features will be an amateur photograph gallery. Cigar dealers have been giving away lately, instead of pictures and other useless things, patent safety matches in a little book, one of the leaves of which is pre pared wilh ths composition upon which the match may bs ignited. Fire in Gray It BafTy's simtorr brick furniture factory, 08, W0 and 103 Congress street, Detroit, destroyed the building, to gether wit h t he Carrol & Hunt Chair com pany's establishment, on the west. Loss, (250,000; only partially insured. At San Diego. Cal., Judge Aitkin has rendered a decision in ths case of John Wolfskin against John G. Downey et al., directing the partition of the Ranch Ban Jacinto Nnevo among ten persons. The ranch contains over 45,000 acres. Drunken hoodlums named Sellers, True, Sweeney and Cook met Messrs. Robinson and Bailey returning from protracted meet ing at Muddy Ford, Ky., shot and instantly killed Robinson and badly wounding Bailey; drunken meanness; no quarrel; wanted to shoot somebody. At a prise fight near Wilkesbarre, Pa., Saturday, between Jack Heffermanand Jack Carter, HefT-rman was seconded by his mother, Bridget Ward, over 60. When her son finally came off victorious, she clasped him in her arms exclaiming: "Well done, me hey. Yer mithir didn't raise ye for nothing." CONGRESS. SI sty-Fourth Day. Tbe senate was not in session. In the bouse A bill was passed to compel the attendants of witnesses in land office ' cases. Public building bils rre then con- I gidcred in committor, and a number pswd aud reported to ths bouse. At 0.50 p. m. tbs i house ad jountsd. j Pill? IT FAILURE. lie Lesseps Ditch Across Isthmus of Panama. the Report of the Commission Sent to Investigate. After Hearing Thslr Report ths Hereto fore Enthusiastic Frenchman Is Obliged ts Confess That the Panama Canal Scheme Is a Definite and Disastrous Failuro - Refuses to Talk. Paris, March 11. -The commission of engineers which was .sent to Panama to report on the state of the. Do Lesseps canaljhave returned to Paris, and a most disastrous story they tell. M. De Lesseps, who always honied that the result of the report would be in the nature if a war rant for a further appeal for funds, is obliged to confess that the canal scheme is a deiinile und disastrous failure. De Lesseps is very much broken down alwut it. Refused to Talk. M. De Lesseps was seen Saturday. Contrary to his usual custom, he was unwilling to speak about the canal, al leging as an excuse that the report of the commission has not yet been laid be fore him. Monchicourt also refused to talk as to' the tenor of the report, but from other sources it has come to knowledge that all that has been done with the millions of money spent over the concern is the extraction of about one-fourth of the earth that has to be re moved for the construction of the canal according to the reformed plan of tha canal with lock gates, which is a great inomncation or the original scheme. There remains to be extracted for the construction of the canal, according to the second plan, 40,000,000 cubic meters of matter, besides which there is the very difficult work of changing the course of the Chagres river, removing and reconstructing the line of the Pana ma railroad, and the construction of lock gates would have' to lie carried out. It mav be added that the fourth already completed would need further very large expenditure before the work done -could be turned to useful account. In the present state of the company's finances any attempt to continue the work is totally out of the question. All concerned in the old scheme, except a few deluded shareholders, appear to be resigned to the fact. Contractors Criticised. The engineers' report contains little else beside these melancholy figures and a very full list of names of the people who are chiefly to blame for this colossal fiasco. The list is principally made up of the names of the different contractors who, if the allegations made against them are true, have acted in a most scandalous manner. Several of them are charged with deliberate neglect of their engagements with the view to being in vited to annul their contractu with the company and get out of them consider able profit. i he charges will be fully investigated and prosecutions instituted. So the directors of the company threaten. But, as such oroceedintrs will cost monev. it is more than lively that nothing will be done. The only thing in the report that has any comfort for the shareholders is the statement that most of the material and machinery is still in good condition and can be turned to prolitable account. it lias already neen suggested that this material should be acquired by the gov ernment for eventual use in" the con struction of the, canal between the Atlantic and the Mediteranean, which appears to be definitely decided upon. THEY MAY BE ALIVE. Ths Hlght Imprisoned Men in the Wilkes barre Coal Milieu. Wilkesbarre, Pa., March 11. It is said that the workmen who were en gaged in laying a pipe from tho Stanton mine to the Ilillman mine were startled Sunday evening by loud knocking on the maiu water pipe, which runs ail through . the mines. The men stopped work all at once. Ceorge McDonald cried out: "My God, wluit can it mean? Is it possible that the men are srin alive r It is thought bv well posted minera that, if the men are really alive, they must be on the top lift of . the Ilillman vein. They are able to get air there, and may have taken a mule along with them when they found themselves hemmed. The mule could have been kept for a day or two, and then the men, finding no release at hand, might have slaughtered him. This would be a re lief to the animal also, as he would have to die in' the course of time, If the men found themselves in the predicament stated tbe fact can be depended upon that they saved every drop of tho mule s blood for drinking purposes. The men will be able to subsist on the mule's flesh for a couple of weeks. If the air con- tinues good they could easily live that long. ror tbe first time since the Are began smoke ceased issuing from the South wilkesbarre shart Sunday afternoon. Over 1,000 gallons of water a minute have been poured into the mine for several days, and it has now reached the nre. Kev. Father Thomas, of Iloboken, conducted the requiem mass, celebrated in behalf of the entombed miners in the South Wilkesbarre shaft at 8 o'clock Monday morning in St. Mary's Catholic church. The services, which were of a most solemn and impressive nature were attended by about 2,000 people. Chicago Clgnrmakers to Strike. Chicago, March 11. Tho Herald says that it is verv probable that the union cigarmakers of this city, about 1,500 in muni- .., will strike shortly. The cause is said to be a concerted movement on the part of the manufacturers to reduce the wages. Already aloi!t 150 workmen aro idle, having been locked out by their employers. Father and Son Murdered. Kansas City. Mo., March 11. Mr. Charles Williams andh is 12-year-old son, HTHJg iu tut? BUUU11S H V1U1IM1U. una., were found murdered In their bed Bun- day morning. Williams was blind and Iiad lost both arms in a mine accident. The supjiosed murderer wa arrested at Prescott, Ark., Sunday afternoon. Tragedy Near Zaassrille, Ohio. Zakksvh.le. O., March 11. Frank Gray shot Kobert Thorn pstm in the head Sunday evening, three miles east of this city, killing him instantly. iray save he didn't know it was loaded and ohlv pointed the gun at bis companion "S. for "fun. Both are about 23 years of age. Ko arrests. i !