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Official Journal ofthe Parish o* LafoupoH« a
! b4 Guardian of the Interest of time Town. VOL. 12. THIBODAUX, LA.. SAADAY. APRIL 25, 1908. NO. 45 GUILTY AS CHARGED VIVIAN MERCHANT CONVICT ED OF ARSON. NEGROES FIGHT OVER DICE Italian Saloonkeeper Suicides —White Man Caught Trying to Dispose of Booze in Church.—Land Brings , Fancy Price. Found Guilty of Arstfh. J. L. Williams, the Vivian mer chant on second trial for arson was *' found guilty a#eWarge<h Owing to the reputation of Williams, who owned the plantation near Vivian and con ducted a general merchandise store at that place, the case has attracted wide attention. Williams' business estab lishment was under seizure when it burned, and Williams came to Snreve port just before the fire. Two men, named Measles and Patrick were cap tured by a posse shortly after the fire, which destroyed several buildings and one of tliem confessed, saying Williams owed him money and prom ised that if he burned the store ha could take the debt out in flour which he had when arrested. Fight Over Dice. Three negroes, Ed Oatis, Wiley Blackwell and Isaiah Brumfield, en gaged in a three-cornered fight near Franklinton. The nearroes fell out about a crap game. Ed Oatis was . dangerously cut and Brumfield re ceived a few slight cuts. Blackwell came out without a scratch. Coronor Brock dressed the wounds of Oatis and Brumfield and Blackwell were placed in the parish jail. Suicides. Louis Lalmoia, Italian saloonkeeper of this town, committed suicide at his home in St. Michael street by shooting himself with a revolver. Lal moia was thirty-three years old. He was an Italian who saw and spoke to Stephen Monfre, one of the men concerned in the celebrated Lamana kidnaping and murder case, during Monfre's brief stay in Donaldson ville last summer. Land Brings $22,000. Papers were filed for record in the clerk of court's office at Lake Charles in the transfer of a tract of land in the northern part of the parish, that brought more than the usual price of this section. The tract is woodland, with some buildings thereon. It, con tains 390 acres, and sold for $22,000, or a little over $56 per acre. To Build High School. The Police Jury passed an ordi nance ordering an election May 19 to vote on a $25,000 scriool bond issue for the purpose of building a graded high school at Gueydan. The bonds have already been sold, providing the election is favorable, of which there is no question. Under these favorable conditions the building will be begun at an early date. , Completes Season's Work. About one hundred Bohemians, em ployed in the cannery of the Pelican Lake Oyster Packing Company, Ltd. wound up the oyster season here and left for Baltimore. This plant enjoy ed a profitable season. During the warm months shrimp, vegetables and fruit will be canned. The cannery is managed by Dr. L. H. Jastremski, its president. , Continue Schools. The citizens of Plaquemine are de termined to continue the public schools of the town for two months more, so that the pupils may comply with the regulations as to promotion. Sufficient money has been raised by private subscription. The money will be handled by a committee of citizens and the same corps of teachers will be emplo3" , ed. Crushed to Death. Joseph Nicholls, manager of the Gullett Gin Company's saw mill met with a tragic death at Amite City by being crushed by a falling tree. Nicholls was superintending the cut ting down of two large trees which grew close together. One tree lodged against the other. Knocked Down and Robbed. O. Gonsoulin, a white carpenter of New Iberia was knocked down and robbed of $4 and a pocketknife last night near his residence in Madison and Lourd 's streets. He was knocked unconscious, and when he came to about an hour later found himself covered with blood from a blow on the head. Choose Fiscal Agencies. At the meeting of the police jury, the Crowley State Bank and Trust Company and the Bank of Acadia were chosen as fiscal agencies for the parish for the ensuing year. Both banks made bids of 5 per cent in terest on daily balances, and the po lice jury accepted both bids. In place of the funds being kept in one insti tution, as heretofore, they will be divided between the two banks. Wants Vets to Attend Inaugural. Edmund Maurin of Donaldsonville, commander of the United Sons of Confederate Veterans, has written the following to Secretary Amiss of the committee in charge of the in augural ceremonies: "I beg to ac knowledge the receipt of your es teemed favor of the 9th inst., invit ing the Louisiana division U. S. C. V., to participate in the gubernato rial inauguration ceremonies of Com rade Jared Y. Sanders, a member of Beauregard Camp No. 130 of the Di vision Advisory Board and chairman of the committee on monuments. The Louisiana division, it is unnecessary to state, is proud of the election of Colnrade Sanders to the executive of fice of .his native state, and bespeaks for him an abîe/brilliâÉhi fui term as governor. It is eminently appropriate that the Louisiana divi sion should join with the other good people of the state in fittingly ob serving the inauguration as governor of the state of one of her distinguish ed sons, and its subsequent general orders I shall call upon the division to rally at Baton Rouge on May 18 and thereby express the gratification and pride which permeates us all iby the election of Comrade Jared Y. Sanders. For myself and staff, as well as on behalf of the division, I beg to accept your invitation and to tender bo younseïf and your committee thanks therefor." $10 Note Prompts Tragedy. A shooting affray occurred at Can ton, a small sawmill town up the Watkins railroad, between Oberlin and Oakdale, in which a negro named Allen received what is believed to be a fatal wound. The party accused of the shooting is another negro, Lau rence Berry. The latter was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Y. O. Reid, and brought to the parish jail last night. A negress and a $10-bill were the cause of the trouble between Berry and Allen. Insane Over Friend's Death. At Shreveport, George Washington Pike, aged 70 years, became insane a few days ago as the result of brood ing over the death of his warm per sonal friend, Harry Aulds, who was assassinated near Forbes, this par ish, and was placed in jail here in order to prevent doing himself harm. A deputy sheriff found him dead in the cell, his body swinging from an iron beam, to which he had fastened some underwear, which was tied around his neck. Lumber Company Incorporated. Articles of incorporation of the Louisiana Manufacturing and Mercan tile Company were filed for record in the office of the Clerk of Court. The Company is domiciled at Merry ville, is capitalized at $25,000, and the business it proposes to carry on is general merchandising, manufac turing and lumbering. District Court Proceedings. At Plaquemine in the District Court Ruben Johnson, a negro from White Castle, who was convicted of robbing box cars and sentenced to ten years in the state penitentiary last week, abandoned his appeal to the Supreme Court and will serve his sentence. Gets Lumber Output. The Southern Manufacturing Com pany of New Orleans was awarded the 1908 lumber output of Angola Convict farm, amounting to 3,500.000 feet. The Belle Helene Company se cured the cane crop of Oakley and Monticello Far ms. Water Mains LaM. The laying of the water mains of the Bunkie waterworks was completed and the well will be in readiness in a short time. Bunkie will then have a first class system. The large iron tank now in course of erection will be completed soon. New Bank for Monroe. A new bank will be opened in Mon roe within the^next week or ten days. The institution will bear the name of the Ouachita Valley Bank and will have its domicile in the Kaliski Build ing, where the old Ouachita National was located. Good Record This. A remarkable record is that of Mrs. Lucinda Deville, who has just died at Buckeye, this parish, at the age of eighty-four years, leaving ten child ren, eighty -three grandchidren and 134 great grandchildren. Rice Mill Closes. The American Rice Milling Com pany closed its Crowley mill for the season after a very successful yea^ The mill opened abeut the 1st of September and has had a fairly steady Contract for Sidewalk. A contract for the construction of about ten thousand dollars of new sidewalks has been awarded by the city of Opelousas to J. E. Allen, a local contractor. Ruston, the commencement pro gramme for the? Louisiana Industrial Institute has been perfected. The dates are from Friday, May 22, to Mondav Mav 25. TURNS UP AT LAST J. 0. LAKE APPEARS COMMITTEE. BEFORE NO DISCRIMINATION ALLOWED Snit to be Brought Against Railroad For Not Giving Negroes Same Accommodations as Whites— Don't Need Foreign Ships. Lake Bobs Up. C. Lake, vice president of the Torpédo Boat Company, whom committee charge« the Electric Boat Company has been enxious to secure as a witness, appear ed before that committee. Mr. Lake left this country for Havana subse quently to the introduction of the Lilley resolution. He said the trip was taken for the benefit of Mrs. Lake's health and the first intima tion he had that he was wanted by the committee, was received last Tuesday upon his arrival in New York. Will Sue N., C. & S. L. The department of Justice decided to institute proceedings under the in terstate commerce act to compel the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway Company to furnish accom modations to negro passengers paying first-class fare equal in all respects <to those furnished to white passen gers. The case grew out of a com plaint filed with the interstate com merce commission against the rail road company by a negro woman al leging discrimination. No Need of Foreign Ships. The United States has taken steps which will make it unnecessary and even suspicious for any foreign gov erment to assemble a strong fleet of warships in the waters near Hayti. Two vessels will be maintained in that territory by the government and six other vessels will be near at hand, engaged in target practice at Vera Cruz. This is an absolute guarantee of law and order and makes such pre caution by a foreign nation unneces sary. President's Hobby Defeated. The administration's programme for four battleships of the first class, met with decisive defeat in the house The action of the president in sending a special message to congress proved futile. John Sharp Williams practi cally defeated the plan, for he made it a party issue, cracked the party whip and won away the democratic votes necessary to put the bill through The vote was 199 against to 83 for. Complains of Aldrich Bill. Alfred O. Crozier, of Wilmington, Del. made complaint before the House Committee on Banking and Curren cy that there was a conspiracy in the Currency Committee of the National Bankers' Association to amend the Aldrich currency (bill by reducing the rate of interest from 6 to 3 per cent on surplus circulation provided in that measure. Reserve Agents. The New Hibernia National Bank of New Orleans has been approved as reserve agent for the First Nation al Bank of Lake Charles, La., and th« National Bank of Kentucky of Louis ville, and Whitney-Central National of New Orleans for the Citi National Bank of Meridian, Bank zens' Miss. Italians in Demand. That Italians, especially Northern Italians, are very much in damand on the farms of the Southern States, despite statement to the contrary by several prominent men in that sec tion, is the claim made by T. V. Pow derly, Chief of the Division of Infor mation of bhe Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization. Charges Against Cortelyou Edwin C. Madden, former Third Assistant Postmaster General, has published a book in which he charges George B. Cortelyou with using the Postoffice Department as an engine of oppression while Cortelyou was Portmaster Ge neral. Report Favorably. The Senate Committee on Postof fices and Postroads voted to report favorably the postal savings bank bill. Teddy Mai President Roosevelt is said to be highly wrought up over the defeat of the Administration's measures in Congress. Panama Canal Employes. Hereafter in accordance with a rul ing of the Isthmian Canal Commis sion, no special appointments of em ployes are to be requested, except in special cases, to be approved by the Chaii^nan of the Isthmian Canal Com mission, and all appointments in the United States to be made with Wash ington office and in accordance with approved practice. Human life and asset of t struction of il genee of mini of steam an burning of the things t tification of' will be the made by the to be held h 13 to provide serve the country, notable one. meet at the ident, and state, tmkm Assets. » greatest resource •t&try, and the de J thé criminal negli the operators Q railroads and tidings is one of nd immediate rec '•government. That "* au address to be ent at a meeting the week of May and means to con ïeteources of the sting is to be a as been called ouse by the ptes r of 'every, of 4he_^United tfyePfl ffi bers ys commission, Pp James, J. Hill, Grover Cleveland, Wil liam J. Bryan, Andrew Carnegie and John Mitchell "kill participate. Postmaster Appointed. Louisiana—Johmon, Livingston par ish, O. W. Herring; Vernon, Jackson parish. James M. McDowell ; Lawhon, Bienville parish, Robert P. Madden. Mississippi—Boyce, Wayne county, Hiram G. Fonde; Burns, Smith coun ty. William H. Robinson; Langford, Rankin county, Charlie O. Rouse; Lawrence, Newton county, Melisa C. Beaver; Nevilles, Kemper county, Thomas, W. Marble ; Ofahoma, Leake county, Isabella A. Johnson; Parkers burg, Chickasaw county, Zora X. Ray, Rounsaville, Greene county, Ella Dur ham; Sarah, Tate county, Asa H. Moon; Silver City, Yazoo county, Christopher T. Partee; Stoneville, Washington county, Reavis Kittle. Rural Route No. 1 was ordered es tablished June 1 at Homer, Claiborne parish, serving 400 people and eighty, eight families. Vetoes Dam Bill. In a special message vetoing a dam bill, President Roosevelt warned con gress that there are pending in this session bills which propose to give away without price stream rights ca pable of developing 1,300,000 horse power, whose production would cost annually 25,000,000 tons of coal, and urged in vigorous terms the estab lishment of a policy, such às the fili bustering minority in the house grant ing of (bridge and dam privileges and require the grantees to pay for them. He definitely announced a future pol icy on his part with regard to prompt utilization and construction pri vi lles by refusing his signature to a bill giving an additional three years to the Rainey River Improvement Company, within which to build a dam in the Rainey river. To Test Commodity Clause. Attorney-General Bonaparte took the first official steps to enforce the commodity clause of the Hepburn rate law. This clause makes it ille gal, on and after May 1, for railroad companies to transport coal or other commodities mined or manufactured by themselves. Mr. Bonaparte has been preparing for some time to be gin prosecutions on May 1 to test the constitutionality of the act, and Col. Allison Wilmer was designated as a special attorney-general to pros ecute these cases. Complainte From the Banks. The response of the Secretary of the Treasury to the Senate resolution calling for the correspondence rela tive to the refusal of the national banks to supply currency to the inte rior banks last fall was sent to the senate. The statement shows that complaints were received from forty three banks in the interior cities and that every effort was made by both the Treasury and the banks of the larger cities to meet the needs of the smaller institutions. Public Lands and Irrigation. The Public-Lands Committee of the House reported favorably a bill to ex tend the provisions of the Carey act to the Territory of New Mexico. The act authorizes states to select public lands to be reclaimed by irrigation. Off On Cruise. The Rainbow, the flagship of Reai Admiral Hemphill, and the gunboats Helena and Concord, sailed from Olongapo for Hong Kong. The ships are starting out on their regular sum mer cruise and will visit various Asi atic porte. Clarke on the Rules Committee. Senator Clarke of Arkansas, has been selected by the Democratic steer ing committee of the Senate, for the democratic vacancy on the senate com mittee on rules. No More Betting. The Senate passed the House bill prohibiting betting on races in the District of Columbia. Discuss Manchurian Question. S°,^retary Root had a long confer ence at the state department with the Russian ambassarioi, Baron Rosen, the feature of whiiii was the ManeLurian question, and in consequence when the ambassador left Washington for New York on his way to Rusisa he bore with him the last words of the Amer ican state department on that import ant subject. The interview was em inently satisfactory on both sides. TEXAS S TORM SWEPT NORTH AND WEST TEXAS VIC TIMS OF DELUGE. THE TRAFFIC IS DEMORALIZED Circus Tent Blown Down and Lions Escape Creating Terror—Losses Will Reach an Enormous Aggregate. Fort Worth. Texas.—That the storm of rain and wind that has raged over north and west Texas almost without a century is indicated hy From Grayson county on the north east to Potter county in the far north west and southwest to' Tom Green county, about one-third of the entire area of the state, the country is lit erally covered with water, all modes of travel are demoralized and business is practically suspended; in every di rection railroad bridges are down, hundreds of yard of track have been washed away entirely and other hun dreds of yards are so badly undermin ed that rebuilding will be necessary. If the weather should clear up im mediately railroad traffic cannot be restored to normal conditions in less than ten days. A circus, whose tents were pitched in the western section of the city, was completely wrecked, two lions es caped and prowled about town for an hour, throwing the people into a panic, and c(ie eanvasman was caught under the wreckage of the main tent and fatally injured. The loss to the circus is estimated at $12,000. Identity Revealed. San Francisco.—Information was received here that Maud Allen, the mysterious danseuse at the Palace theater in London, who has taken that great city by storm, is none oth er than Maud Durant, of San Francis co, sister of Theodore Durant, who was hanged for the murder of Blanche Lamont and Minnie Williams, thir teen years ago. In a letter to a girl friend who attended the Polytechnic school with her, sh« reveals her iden tity. Miners Return to Work. Toledo ,Ohio.—The 200.000 idle miners in the central competitive dis trict will go to work next Monday. An amicable agreement between mi ners and operators has been reached by members of the scale committee, and this agreement was ratified iby the joint meeting of miners and ope rators. Both sides are satisfied with the results of the convention and the conference adjourned with the best of feelings between the two par ties to the controversy. Took Whipping to See Ball. Hot Springs, Ark.—"He selected to voluntarily take a whipping rather than be kept in after school each day for a period of two weeks, which was his truancy penalty, saying he want ed to go to the ball games," said Su perintendent of the High School Boardman in a statement concerning his arrest for having administered corporal punishment to Hugh Smith, son of Constable Smith. Killed Over Hogs. Clarksdale, Ark.—Henry Smith, a young farmer, 22 years of age, was shot and killed near Clarksdale 'by R. A. Morrison. The shooting took place at Morrison's house. Morrison had put up some of Smith's hogs, which caused an altercation. Smith was unmarried. Morrison is about 50 years of age and has a family. Threaten Turkey. Rome.—Orders have been issued for an Italian squadron to make a demonstration in Turkish waters, the reason being that Turkey has objected to the opening of Italian postoffices in Turkish territory, such as are main tainted by other countries. This pro posed demonstration is in no way connected with the Tripoli situation. Already Married. Paris.—The Cri de Paris, which professes to chronicle the doings of the fashionable set of Paris, insists in its altest issue that the marriage of Mme. Anna Gould, formerly the wife of Count Boni de Castellane, and Prince Helie d-e Sagan his cous in, already has taken place. Nine Drown. Winnipeg, Manitoba.—By the up setting of a scow crossing Battle river which was swollen by freshets nine workmen were thrown into the water and four of them were drowned. Shoots Daughter. Asheville, N. C.—Dr. C. O. Swinney, who recently came here from New York, shot and fatally wounded his sixteen-year-old daughter Nellie and then killed himself in the reception room of a girl's boarding school in this city. It is said Dr. Swinney be came- enraged 'because his daughter took part in an April fool prank when she, together with a number of other students, absented themselves from sshool. PREVENTS JAIL BREAK. Chief of Police of Bristol Has a Re markable Experience. Bristol, Tenn.—"You may write me down as a believer in dreams," said Chief of Police Sam Keller, of Bristol, Va. The chief had been aroused at midnight by a vivid dream that the state prisoners confined in the city jail were about to escape. Leaping from his be dhe hurried to the jail. Putting his ear to a keyhole he heard the sound of the rapidly mov ing steel saw that was surely cutting the hinges of the doors to the main corridor. But for his timely arrival every prisoner in the jail would have escaped. ist Dissolv ed. ichmond. V a.—ATëporl American Tobacco Company. witL branches all over the civilized and semi-civilized world, is about to dis solve. is practically admitted by of ficials of the company in this city, who will not allow their names to be mentioned. This step has been decided on by the advice of attorneys of the company in Washington, who are of the opinion that the company will be liable under the terms of the Sher man anti-trust laws. Tornado Kills One. Spartanburg, S. C—A tornado pass ed over the Southern section of Spar tanburg county killing a negro man, seriously his wife at West Springs, and destroying a number of houses at other points. A number of persons are reported injured and many houses blown down near the Union county line. Some damage is also reported from Glenn Springs, a summer resort. The path of the storm was fifteen miles wide. Young Girl Kills Self. Paducah, Ky.—After dressing her self to return to her home at Eliza bethtown, 111., Alice Graham, aged 18 years, stepped in front of a mirror and shot herself in the left breast, dying almost instantly. It is said she was disappointed in life and de spondent because she had been sepa rated from girl friends at school in Louisiville, Ky. Miss Graham was an exceptionally handsome girl. To Punish Japanese. Pekin.—With regard to the assault committed recently by a Japanese postman and other Japanese upon the native servar/^of the American con sul-general at Mukden, Willard D. Straight, Baron Hayashi, the Japa nese minister to China has given as surances that if any Japanese official has offended full reparation for his discourtesy will be made. In Service 50 Years. New York.—Hosmer B. Parsons, vice president of the Wells-Fargo Ex press company and president of the Wells-Fargo bank, died at his home in Brooklyn from pneumonia. Dur ing his fifty years service with the Wells-Fargo Express company Mr. Parsons has held many official posi tions. ■ » I To Curtail Crop. Atlanta, Ga.—Reports from those regions of the South where the Far mers' Union predominates, in all of the cotton growing states except in the Delta region, are to the effect that a concerted movement has been formulated whereby it is proposed to practically enforce curtailment of the coming crop. Quiet Capture. Seattle, Wash.—Without firing a shot, Deputy Sheriffs Matt Starwich and John Liner, heading an exhaust ed posse in the snow-bound fastness of the Cascade mountains, south of Stampede pass, closed in on Mike Pe trige and John Bosavick, Servian bandits, and captured them. New Russian Destroyers. St. Petersburg.—According to the Russ the Admirality has decided to order four 900-ton torpedo boat de stroyers from England. These ves sels are to have turbine engines. For Extension of Railroad. Rio Janeiro.—The Brazilian govern ment has made a contract with the Northwest Brazil Railway for an ex tension of its lines to the frontier of Bolivia. Resigns to Become Candidate. Panama.— Ricardo Arias has re signed his office as Secretary of For eign Relations, giving as his reason the fact that he is a presidential can didate. On a Tour of America. Tokio — M. Sakatani, ex -Minister of Finance, has sailed on the Japanese steamer Kaea on a tour of America. Fleet at San Diego. San Diego, Cal. —A parade of blue jackets and marines landed from the American battleship fleet, five thou sand fighting men, fresh from a cruise of more than 13,000 miles marked the ceremonies of official welcome from the state of California. Sixty four companies of sailormen in their togs of the sea and sixteen compa nies of marines, soldierly aiid straight j formed, this most notable, of the na \and display. r\— HELPUP THE CASHIER TWO MEN TURN THE TRICK GET AWAY WITH $3,000 . ITALIANS DRIVEN OUT BY MOB Black Hand Letter to Mayor, and Employment in Place of Ameri cans Caused All of the Trouble. Coffeeville, Kas.— Two men entered the Citizens State Bank at Chautau qua, twenty-five miles west of Cof feeville, and after forcing Caghier C. ~ «WaUesbous» and Del Easley, a business mau.tQ enter the vault, lock fUB WWHTWP ed them in ana secc cy in sight , amounting to about $3, 000 and escaped in to the Osage Hills across the line in Oklahoma. Four posses are in pursuit and as the roads are muddy, it is believed the rob bers will be catpured. The robbers secured but half an hour's start. Teh robbery was one of the most daring ever executed in this part of Kansas, the scene of many bold hold ups on the part of the Dalton, Starr and oth er gangs of outlaws. Bloomington, 111.—Thirty Italians, who have been employed by the Illi nois Central at Clinton, were driv en from the town by a mob, who in timidated them with a fusilade of shots from guns and revolvers. There has been much indignation against the Italians since Mayor Edmondson re ceived a "Black Hand" letter threat ening his life. The Italians were charged with the authorship. The railroad has been employing the Ital ians to the alleged exclusion of sev eral hundred American born residents who were unemployed. The author ities have been unable to secure any clew leading to the arrest of the men composing the mob. Elephants on War Path. R.iverside, Cal. —Just before the performance of the Sells-Floto circus here, two tanks of the Standard Oil : Company, about 200 feet from the i circus tents, exploded. The menag i elite tent caught fire from the flying sparks and four of the elephants ■ broke loose from their chr/.is and i stampeded wildly through the streets I of the town. Before they were caught one woman, Miss Gibbs, a deaconess j of the Methodist church, was knocked dawn and injured by one of the terror-stricken elephants, and died later; a man was badly crushed by an j other of the big animals; a barber ! shop was almost demolished, and the 1 entire front of a music store caved Night Riders Issue Orders. Nashville, Tenn.—Advices from the peanut section along the Tennessee river, in this state, are to the effect that night riders have extended their operations into that territory. It is said that the steamboats Savannah and Kentucky have been warned in notes, sent .out by night riders, not fo carry any more peanuts. These boats carry large quantities of the nuts to St .Louis from the Tennessee river section. Trouble has been brew ing for some time and drummers re port that some of their number who denounced violence, were run out of the section. Delaware For Gray. Dover, Del.—Despite the written declaration of Judge George Gray, that he could not under any circum stance consent to have the delegates instructed for him, the Deleware state convention officially placed his name before the democracy of the country for that party's nomination for pres ident of the United States. Russian Troops Invade Persia. Tiflis, Trans-Caucasia—Russian troops have invaded Persian territo ry in the vicinity of Lenkoran, a port on the Caspian sea, for the purpose of pursuing Kurdish raiders. This step was taken in consequence of the renewal of the attack upon the Rus sian garrison at Belesuvar, a frontier post. Seven Burned To Death. St. Paul Minn—Lewis Orian, his wife and five children, are believed to have perished in a prairie fire which swept the country twelve miles west of Cogswell, N. D. Their build ings were burned and no clue can be found of thei r presence any where. Ferdinand Schumacher Dead. Akron, O.—Ferdinand Schumacher, for many years known as the oatmeal king, is dead. Disastrous Fire. Chicago—A disastrous fire occurred at the quarry of the Dolese & Shepard Co., at Gary, 111., causing a property loss of $150,000. A number of valu able stone crushing machines w«re ruined. Gold Going to France. New York.— Lazard Freres engaged $1,000,000 in gold for shipment to Paris.