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JOH1 BI1U FaMUher. Mexico tilt Missouri . London motor 'bin drivers who void accidents for a week receive a bonus. They are fined for accident. Senator La toilette, of Wisconsin, it one of the closest students of Shake leare In tho senate and the only vegetarian In that body. Consul Hanna, In Monterey, Mex ico, reports a good demand for Amer ican musical Instruments of the cheaper variety, except pianos. High grade pianos are eaRy to sell there. In the United Slates are S'.O.ono acres of peanut land and 170,000 pea nutters. Threo hundred million pounds of peanuts, worth $11,000,000, are produced here every year. The island on which Eddystcme lighthouse stands Is the smallest in habited island In the world. At low water it is only 30 foot la diameter and at high water the base or tho lighthouse, which has a diameter of only a little over 28 feet, completely covered by water. It is admitted In the military world that Turkey's army is gradually as suming strength and efficiency to such an extent that, as an ally to one of the larger powers, or independently, Fhe will soon prove a formidable foe. Turkey's military progress is mainly due to German Influence. It is estimated that 10,000 Russians of all ages and ranks have taken refuge in Switzerland during the past year as a result of the unsettled state of affairs in their own country. Among these are members of the Rus sian aristocracy, who have lost their fortunes during the strikes, and ara now obliged to work for their living. Out of 4,217 arrivals of all classses of vessels from foreign ports at New York last year the American flag flew over 760 ships. According to figures given out at the barge office recently, 47S of the 7G0 vessels were steam pow ered, six brigs and 246 schooners among the sailing vessels. In this time there were 2,841 steamships un der foreign flags entered at the custom house, of which 1,335 were British and 521 German.' Frederick de Martens, who was. one of the Russian commissioners at Ports mouth, has Just resigned the professor ship of international law in the Uni versity of St. Petersburg, which he has held for many years. Prof, de Martens is a member of The Hague court, 13 one of tho most eminent authorities on international law, and has served as an arbitrator in the set tlement of a large number of import ant controversies. No South American country has made such strides in every respect in recent years as the Argentine repub lic. For the first nine months of 1905 Imports were $155,051,400 and exports $247,110,133, showing an Increase of imports of $lG,8S9,iy7, and of exports of $13,917,214, over the same period for the previous year. This enormous export trade was substantially all ag ricultural and pastoral, while the lm ports were miscellaneous. Amon tho wedding presents sent to Miss Alice Roosevelt was one from Abilene, Kan. Charles Parker made a tiny merry-go-round of the latest du sign, and decorated In white and gold, with a little gold-plated engine to pro pel the machinery. Tho horses are only two Inches long, but are perfect in every particular, and flaxen-haired dolls are the passengers. Tho toy will run as smoothly as any carry-ua-all or carnival features, and was sent to Jjiss Alice with Mr. Parker's compli oients. The vitality and the Influence of the Jews are one of the marvels of the modern age. Persecuted almost ev erywhere, except in England and the United States, they still keep up their Identity all over the world and in crease In numbers. Without a govern ment of any sort, and without a sin gle person to speak for them, col loctively and officially, they wield a powerful influence In nearly every government. Even Russia, through the crar and Premier Witte, is obliged to defer to the views of the Jewish bankers and merchants. Speaker Cannon once paid a tribute to the "young man on my right." Mr. Cannon made reference to Asher C Hinds, whose modest title is that of clerk at the speaker's desk. He knows more parliamentary law than any member of the house, and Is fa miliar with all the rules and prece dents. No speaker could have the knowledge he possesses, and in a whirl of parliamentary motions, when quick decisions are necessary, Mjr. Hinds stands near the speaker and prompts blm at every turn. The speaker re lies upon him absolutely. Now comet Prof. Dr. Elm II Fischer, the celebrated chemist of the Berlin university, announcing that he ' has succeeded in concocting an albumen as pure and wholesome aa that cor. Uslnad In the egg. In a learned lec ture before a large audience of savants ha demonstrated a protest, and he promisee to give to the world the re sult of his experiment in a carefully prepared treatise. Coming from such a source the announcement may be taken as a solution of the problem, for which the civilized world has waited fc lung. AN EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES. n. u i nW '.- C ' tt-m Wedding Presents for Miss Alice Are HE WAS DETERMINED TO DIE SUICIDE OF F. B. AVERT, OF PE ORIA, ILL., BY DROWNING. Follonlnar Fsllurc, With Poison, Cairn, lie Stuck Ilia Heart In at Shallow I'uod at Centerville. St. Louis. Feb. 16. F. R. Avery, sec retary of the Avery Manufacturing Co. of Peoria, III., an associate of Rev. G. Simmons, who recently committed suicide In Peoria, ended his life, Thurs day, at Centerville, a station on the Il linois Central railroad, six miles from East St. Louis. He left a train coming from Cairo, stuck his head into the wa ter of a shallow pond and drowned with his body lying on the bank Avery tried to kill himself Wednes day night at a hotel in Cairo, but was saved by a physician. He afterward es caped from a guard and left Cairo, hoarding a morning train for TSast St. Loui. He did not attract any particu lar attention on the train, which he left Centerville. He walked across the track to a pond, broke the thin ice at the edge with his foot, removed his coat and then lay down and stuck his head In the water. t Several passengers noted the man's queer actions. They at first thought he was preparing to wash his face, but as the train moved off they saw that he remained prone on the ground. They Fpoke to the conductor about the inci dent. The conductor mentioned the matter to Yardmaster Bennett when the train reached East St. Louis at 11 a. ra., and he telegraphed to Centerville making inquiries. An answer was received saying that the man's body had been found. Bennett went to Centerville on a switch engine and examined the body. Two notes were found. One was writ ten on the back of a receipt and read: "To My Dear Wife: If I am dead it Is not by my own hand. A tough gang have me rn bad. F. R. AVERY." The other note was in an envelope addressed to J. B. Bartholomew, Peoria, 111. The envelope was sealed, but there was no paper inside. The note was scribbled on the inside of the envelope and read: "I am going In the river at St. Lbu'.s. February 15, 1900. F. R. AVERY." IMMIGRANTS IN A WRECK One Killed, Five Seriously Hurt ani Other llecelve Minor Injuries Leaving; Boston. Boston, Feb. 1G. The Pacific express train on the Boston & Albany division of the New York Central system, which left tho South Union station for Chica go and other western points via Buffalo at eight o'clock Thursday night, was wrecked in the Huntington avenue yard, about a mile from the terminal. Melke Jobassen, 14 years old, of Stockholm, Sweden, was killed, Ave were seriously hurt and several others sustained minor Injuries. The express was making good head way when it collided slde-on with a moving string of empty coaches. The majority of the injur-ed were immi grants going to the western states. MADE LIBERAL RESPONSE The Christian Herald, of Kerr York, Sends Ten Thousand Dollars For Starving Japanese Washington, Feb. 15. The Red Cross has received from the Christian Herald, of New York, $10,000 for the relief of the f amlne-Btrlcken Japanese as the 're sult of the appeal Issued by President Roosevelt. The Japanese embassy here has re ceived a cablegram from the Japanese government expressing its appreciation and thanks for the president's appeal. Mississippi Child Labor Law Killed. Jackson, Miss., Feb. 15. After de bate lasting nearly two days, the Mis sissippi senate killed the child labor law, proposed; by the code commission ers. It mado the age limit 12 years, but permitted children as young as 10 to work in fcctorles six months In the year. Valuable Hobo Stolen Front Ctrl. Lawton, Okla., Feb. 15. Lizzie Pen dleton, daughter of David Pendleton, a full-blood Cheyenne Indian, was robbed of a robe which was ornamented with 1,000 elk teeth and Valued at $4,000. Being Received at the White House. IN HONOR OF AMERICANS Cereninnlen Alteuillnir the Unveil ing; of the Monument to American Dead at El Cnoej, Cuba. Santiago Do Cuba, Feb. 15. Cuban gratitude. American cordiality and of ficial dignity marked the celebration of the unveiling, Wednesday afternoon, of the monument at El Caney In honor of the Americans who lost their lives dur ing the slego of Santiago. Many thou sands of people witnessed the cere monies. Lleut.-Gen. S. B. M. Young, repre senting President Roosevelt, greeted the Cuban officials and people. Gen. An drada, representing President Palma, responded and eloquently expressed the national gratitude to the United States and the desire of Cuba to co-operate with the United States in every respect. He said in an emergency America can depend upon Cuba as a military or a commercial ally. Rear-Admiral Higginson, Brlg.-Gen. W. H. Bisbee, Brig.-Gen. A. L. Mills, Capt. H. C. Clark and Col. A. C. Sharpe, Americans, and Gen. Garcia Valez, Cu ban, made patriotic speeches. Both the Cuban and the United States artillery fired a salute, and Col. Webb C. Hayes unveiled the mcnument amid great en thusiasm. Lieut.-Gen. Chaffee, ho presided, spoke eloquently of the achievements of the army and compli mented Cuba upon her efficient gov ernment. RELEASE FROM LIABILITY Action Taken Dy the School Inspec tors of I'eorla, IiL, In Connec tion 'With Douicherty Shortage. Peoria, 111., Feb. 15. After an ex ceedingly stormy session the school in spectors of Peoria, Wednesday night, adopted a resolution, the clauses of which lease from liability for the shortage caused by the forgery and em bezzlement of N. C. Dougherty, all the treasurers and bondsmen for the past IS years, the Peoria national bank and other banks which have handled school funds in 18 years since Dougherty be came secretary of the school board as well as superintendent, and calls for the immediate possession of means neces sary to collect from the estate or Dougherty In bo far as that estate goes. The supporters of tho resolution based their argument upon sympathy for the widows and orphans who would suffer from the prosecution of the bank, and for tit bondsmen who would be ruined by the pressing of suits. A HARD FIGHT WITH FIRE ft. I.ouls Firemen Have a Stubborn and Dangerous Task In the Wholesale District. St, Louis, Feb. 16. Firemen had thrilling experiences Thursday in fight ing a Are which destroyed three six story buildings in the wholesale dis trict on Lucas avenue, ruining the stocks of several factories and whole sale houses and throwing hundreds of women and men out of employment. The financial loss is $170,000. The dan ger and discomfort of the firemen and salvage corps were Increased by the cold, which quickly covered floors and walls with Ice. Two were injured and several had narrow ' escapes from death. The wrecked buildings were oc cupied by the following firms: No. 810 Lucas avenue, Epstein & Whlser. No. 812 Lucas avenue, A. D. Gross & Co., Samuel Haas, Robblns & Levi, Frank Rosenfeld. No. 814 Lucas avenue, I. Ruscack & Sons.' No. 816 Lucas avenue, M. Kory & Son. Bride Fatally Injured. Dublin, Ird., Feb. 17. Mrs. Lizzie Strong, aged 19, of near New Lisbon, while driving her buggy across the railroad track, was struck by a train and fatally Injured. Mrs. Strong was a bride of six weeks. Flro at Independence, Ho. Independence, Mo., , Feb. 16. Fire Thursday destroyed the Clintou block, on the public 'square here, occupied by seven firms. Lobs, $65,000. George -W, Clinton, owner of the building, may die from excitement and overexertion in trying to save some of Ms property. Another Cardinal For America t Rome, Italy, Feb. 16. One of the most prominent members of the sa cred college says he considers it cer tain the pope will create an American archbishop a cardinal at the consistory la March, WITH EIGHTEEN GOLD TEETH WHO KNOWS OF A MISSING HAN WHO BAD THEM. Discovery of m Skeleton Hear if. Louis That Point to a Murtf.er Darius; tha World's Fair. St. Louis, Feb. 17. Thursday even ing, while clearing away some under brush on the Clecburg place, three miles west of Bonflls, St. Louis coun ty, Frederick Schroeder discovered the skeleton of a man partially Im bedded In silt that had been deposited by the overflow of the Missouri river. The skeleton was that of a man about 5 feet 7 inches in height, and appeared to havo been dressed in clothes of good quality. The fact that the hat was still upon the head and that the undergrowth was dense indicated that the body had not been washed in there by the flood. A good prospect of Identification Is afforded In the fact that the skeleton has 18 gold teeth, four- gold-capped on a brldge.ln the front of the upper Jaw and at each end of the bridge a solid gold tooth, four capped with gold on the upper left side and two capped with gold on the upper right side. There were three of solid gold in the lower front and two on the left lower side of solid gold, and one capped. That he could afford to spend on dentistry as much as tho gold teeth must have cost Indicates that his cir cumstances were pwbably such as to offer Inducements to the criminals who operated in St. Louis county dur ing the World's fair to kill Urn for his money. A VERDICT OF ACQUITTAL The Jury In the Case of Pat Crowe Say "Not Guilty" After Being; Out 17 Hours. Omaha, Neb., Feb. 17 The Jury in the trial of Pat Crowe, charged with the robbery of Edward A. Cudahy, the Omaha packer, of $25,000 In connec tion with the kidnaping of the latter's son, five years ago, Friday afternoon, after 15 hours' deliberation, brought In a verdict of not guilty. ' The verdict of acquittal was cheered by the crowd In the court room, and Judge Sutton ordered the room cleared, saying that he was surprised at the expression ct satisfaction on the acquittal of a notorious criminal. Crowe was rearrested and held for the Iowa authorities on a charge of holding up and robbing two street cars between Omaha and Council Bluffs last summer. Removed to Council Bluffs. Council Bluffs, la., Feb. 17. Pat Crowe is now a prisoner In the Pot- tawattomie county Jail here, and will be arraigned this morning on the charge of street car robbery. Crowe declares himself as confident oi ac quittal. A BIG DEAL IN ELEVATORS It Will Hare the Effect of Diverting Grain From Kansas City to Omaha. Omaha, Neb., Feb. 17. The an nouncement is made that the Updyke Grain Co. has purchased the W. H. Fonguson line of elevators, 75 in number, all on the lines of the Bur lington road, and all in Nebraska, ex cept the one at Fort Morgan, Col These elevators are said to havo been handling about 10,000,000 bushels of grain, which has practically all gone to the Kansas City market heretofore It will all now come to Omaha. The Updyke company previously operated 32 elevators, four of which were in South Dakota and the rest in Nebraska, HE RETIRES IN GOOD ODOR President Loubet of Franco Bids Council of Ministers Adeu. Paris, Feb. 17. President Loubet Friday, presided at the last meeting of the council of ministers before his re tirement from his position Saturday, Loubet bade adieu to all ministers, thanking the'm for all their services in the past, and expressing the hope that they will remain in office, with Premier Rouvler at tha head of the cabinet, for the good of the nation. Rouvler replied, and assured the president he carries with him the affections -of all Frenchmen and the esteem of all for eign governments. BAD WRECK ON THEWABASH i Twenty-One Persons Injured In Wreck On the Wsrbash, Ten Miles From Columbia, Ho. Sturgeon, Mo., Feb.- 17. Twenty one persons were Injured In the wreck ing of the Wabash accommodation train ten miles out from Columbia at five o'clock Friday afternoon. There were 24 passengers on board, most of them from Columbia and points on the branch line to Centralla, only three of whom escaped Injury. The Injured were taken to the company hospital at Moberly. - The County Fay the Costs. , Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 17. Thomas B, Scandrett, director of the Allegheny department of safety, who wasrharged with extortion In connection with the recent reform crusade In that city, was acquitted. The Jury placed the coats of prosecution on Allegheny county. Actio Mot Common Labor. Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 16. Judge Waite, In police court, decided that dramatlo acting was not common la bor, and dismissed several actors from various theaters arrested and charged with vloltttla? tie Sunday clonics lnw, MONT PELEEJS BELCHING I The . Famous Volcano Again, la) Flames Earthquake la St. Vin cent Cassia Terror, Castries, St. Lucia, B. W. I., Feb. 17. The United States cruiser Denver, Commander J. C. Colwell, arrived here to-day from the island of Martinique. She rcportes that Mount Pelee was' ac- ve when the Denver left Martinique. Terror Oa St. Vincent. Kingstown, St. Vincent. B. W. I., Feb. 19. The severest and most pro tracted shock of earthquake that has been experienced in this island since 1902 was felt at 1:40 p. m. last Friday. Buildings of every description' were rocked violently, and the people rushed from them to the streets. So far as has been ascertained, no serious dam age resulted, beyond the cracking of waHa of houses here, at Georgetown and elsewhere. The cable between -St. Vincent and St. Lucia Is broken, and the transmis sion- of messages to J.he United States and elsewhere is delayed. DEATH OF JOHN A. M'CALL I The Former President of the Nevr York Life Passed Amr at Lakewood, N. J. New York, Feb. 19. John A. McCall, until recently president of the New York Life Insurance Co., died at 5:35 Sunday afternoon at the Laurel house, In Lake wood, N. J., where he had been taken, three weeks ago, in the hope that the change might benefit his health, which had suffered a breakdown two months ago. John A. McCall was born In Albany, . Y., March 2, 1849. He entered the Insurance business early in life, and in 18S5 was appointed state Insurance commissioner by Grover Cleveland, who was then governor of New York. He relinquished that position to become comptroller of tha Equitable Life As surance society, which position he held until he became president of the New York Life Insurance Co." in 1892. ' A BAD YEAR'S RECORD Great Increase In Casualties Railroads In Illinois For the Year 1005. Springfield, 111., Feb. 19. There was great increase in casualties to pas sengers carried during 1905 by the rail roads of Illinois, according to the an nual report of the state board of rail road and warehouse commissioners. During 1905, C6 passengers were killed on Illinois railroads, an increase of 41 over 1904, while 297 employes were killed. Seven hundred and seven pas sengers were injured, as compared with 245 In 1904, and 3,270 employes were in jured. The total mileage of steam rail roads In the state Is 11,365 miles, not including 415 miles of industrial tracks. Increase in main lines during 1905 la 107 miles. THREE BLOWN TO PIECES Terrible Accident At the Button- wood Mine About Two Miles From Wllkesbarre, Fa. Wllkesbarre, Pa., Feb. 19. Four men were killed by an explosion that oc curred Sunday morning in the Button- wood mine, operated by the Parish Coal Co., about two miles from this city. The explosion occurred In a small structure known as a tlmberman's shanty located along the gangway a short distance from the foot of the shaft. In this snanty was stored a lot of giant powder. A number of company hands had been at work dur ing the night in tne mine, and it is thought they went tq the shanty to get warm and eat their lunch. The supposition is that the heat from the steam pipes ignited the powder and ex ploded it. Three of the men were blown to pieces, FRANCE'S NEW PRESIDENT To the Thunder of Artillery Salntes From Every Garrison President Fallleres Assumes the Reins. Parts, Feb. 19. Clement Armand Fallleres, Sunday assumed the duties of President of France, while former President Loubet passed Into private life. The ceremony of the transmis sion of office took place in the Elysee palace at four o'clock In the afternoon, wbllo the crowds massed Jn the sur- rounding streets shouted "long live the nMoMant " Rnrl "lnTlir liVA lfB llereS. ' and every military garrison in France thundered a salute ot 21 guns. GREAT FIRE AT RUTLAND, VT Three Quarters of a Million Dollars Worth of Business Prop erty Destroyed. Rutland, Vt., Feb. 19. Six large blocks In the business section of the city, occupied by nearly a score of firms and manv smaller tenants, were de stroyed by Ore Sunday. The loss is es timated at three-quarters of a million dollars. The fire got beyond the con trol of the local department and help was summoned from Whitehall, N. Y., and other places. . ShlDwreckcd Sailors Rescued. : Honolulu', Feb. 19. The United States transport Buford arrived from Manila with 37 Jananese. who were picked up from the wreck of the barkentine Tuna motn. February 7. When the Buford met the Tunamoto she was dismasted and without provisions. 6eatk ot Mrs. W. J. Floreuoe. New York, Feb. 19. Mrs. W. J. Flor ence, widow of "Billy" Florence, the noted comedian, died at her home In this city, Sunday, after an illness ot several' months. Mrs. Florence was born In tills c'.ty in 1820. S ADVERSE TO MISSOURI DECISION RENDERED IN TUB ILLINOIS SEWAGE CABS. Supreme Court of United States Is ot the Unanimous Opinion That Mis souri Has No Proved Its Case. Washington. Feb. 20. The famous case of the State of Missouri vs. the State of Illinois, involving the right of Chicago to divert its sewage through the drainage canal and the Illinois river, 'was decided by the United States supreme court Monday in favor of the stte of Illinois. Justice Holmes delivered the opin ion of the court, which was that Mis souri did not prove its case. There was no dissension. In this case of the state of Missouri and the city of St. Louis attempted to close the Chicago drainage canal so as to prevent Chicago from sending its sewage- down 'theMIsslssIppl river instead of into Lake "Michigan, its nat ural drain: eenlng of the canal Chicago had been, digging the big ditch. It started from the headwaters of the Chicago river, which empties' into Lake Michigan, connects the Chicago river with the Desplalnes river,, which empties Into the Illinois river and thence into the Mississippi. The work consisted In cutting through the high ground which formed the sep aration between the watershed of tho lakes and the watershed of the Missis sippi. It cost up to the time of the opening of the canal $11,000,000. The plea constantly made by Chicago was that the ditch was a ship canal, not a eeweage canal, and Chicago has been working to make the ditch a true, ship canal by deepening it from Lockport to the Mississippi river. Since the suit was first filed both Chicago and St. Louis has been tak ing observations- and making chemical and bacteriological examlnatlons'of the water. These examinations were care fully compiled and submitted to the United States supreme court. The latest argument in the case was made before the supreme court on Jan uary 4 last by Atty-Gen. Hadley of Missouri, and the final point .made In his argument was that if one human life had been sacrificed by diverting Chicago's sewage Into the Mississippi, .then Missouri was entitled to a Judg ment in her suit. RAILROADS STRIKE BACK No More Cut Rates For Any One la Ohio Nothing But the Leral Two-Cent Fare. Chicago, Feb. 20. All forms of trans portation except the regular two cent rate provided by law, will be cut oft by the railroads in Ohio. The decision wafJ reached at a conference here ot passenger representatives of all rail roads wlthN lines in that state. It was agreed that by eliminating everything except two cent fares the roads could in a measure recompense themselves for the loss caused by the new rate law. The action, contemplated will deprive unioans or an reaucea iraasponauon for conventions; of the 1,000-mlle book; , of all charity business, and of all round trip rates and clergyman's rates. HE DECLINES THE HONOR President Mitchell of the Mine Workers Declines a Democratic Nomination for Congress. New York, Feb. 20. John Mitchell, president of the United Mine Workers of America, received' a telegram from Peoria, 111., Monday, In which he was offered the democratic nomination! for congress to represent that district. Mr. Mitchell immediately replied to the convention,' then In session in Peoria, declining the nomination. He stated that he would not accept any political office while head of the mine workers. Mr. Mitchell lives at Spring Valley, III OMAHA WOMEN INDIGNANT They Adopt Resolutions Protesting Against the Verdict Acquit ting Fat Crowe. Omaha, Neb., Feb. 20. More than 400 of the most prominent women In Omaha, at a meeting, Monday after noon, adopted resolutions protesting against the verdict In the case of Pat Crowe, who was,' last week, acquitted of the charge of robbing E..A. Cudahy of $25,000 through the kidnaping of the IS-llBr B SOU, 11VV IU BU. i"'S is said to be the preliminary to a general mass meeetlng of citizens to take sim ilar action. HER SENTENCE COMMUTED OUle Roberts has Returned to St. Louis to Testify In Cases of Police Grafting ' Jefferson City, Mo., Feb. 20. Gov. Folk has committed the sentence of Ollie Roberts, of St. Louis, serving a sentence of 15 years on conviction of murder in the second degree, that she may oo ueu a wuueas m me prose cution ot charges of graft in the St Louis police department She has de parted for St Louis. . Senator Farrls Discharged. St. Louis, Feb. 20. Circuit Attornej Eager entered a nolle prosequi In the case ot bribery against State Senator Farrls Monday, and defendant was discharged. This was the Indictment in this city against Farria on charge ot accepting $1,000 from Kclley through Bnrataa- Girl Saved Dy Men. ' Jasper, Ind., Fqb. 20. Conrad' Hem merleln and Rev. Helta: saved from certain death Mlaa OUle Merkel,. whoe clothing was afire. Her burns may yet j-rove f:;taL