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The tomb of the bull Mneris, whicn
was worshiped in Heliopolis, has just
been discovered a short distance west
of Matarieh. The stones of the tomb
were covered with hieroglyphics. They
are being removed to the museum,
where several other smaller antiquities
which were found in the tomb have al
ready been transferred.
The late John W. Mackay was one of
the best expert gold and silver pros
pectors in the United States. In the
early days on the coast he was quite
famous for his abilities along this line,
and, while unable to find "paying
leads" for himself, made a living by
giving expert opinions upon other peo
ple's "claims."
The head of Prussia's state railways
has announced that for the future as
many women as possible will be em
ployed by them in those posts suitable
for women. They will hold positions
in ticket offices, telegraph offices, be
telephone clerks at the counting
offices and at the goods offices. In
Prussia a great many women are al
leady employed in various government
posts and each year sees fresh open
ings made for them.
In the manufacture of artists' colors
animal, vegetable and mineral sub
stances are largely used. Crimson
and purple lakes and carmine are all
obtained from the cochineal insect.
Sepia is the dark fluid discharged by
the cuttlefish to render the water
opaque for its own concealment when
attacked by a larger fish. Prussian
blue is made by fusing the hoofs of
horses with impure potassium carbon
ate, and ultramarine is obtained from
the precious mineral known as lapis
Not many persons are aware of the
fact that the best brown paint used by
artists is made from human bodies
The bones and skin, which are groun-1
up by artists' color men and sold in
tiny tubes, are those of mummies tak
en out of the Egyptian mausoleums.
hen a person died in Egypt a cen
tury or nvo B. C. he -was preserved in
the finest bitumen. The remains of a
body tieated thus in those times, on
beins unwrapped to-day, presents an
appearance similar to light-coiaied
Estimates published here put the
late John W. Mackay's fortune at $40,
OuO.000 to $70,000,uu0, and in legal cir
cles it is considered a nice point
whether the British government is
not entitled to claim a death duty of 5
per cent on what Mrs. Mackay inher
its under her husband's wia, as, though
not naturalised, she is domiciled in
England Then a death duty will have
to be paid on all the testator's invest
ments in English securities. Mack
a's English investments are said to
be nearly $10,000,000.
Charles G. Bennett, of Utica, N. Y.
believes he is hoodooed, and he will
go to the Northern Seas on a whaling
\essel to see if he can not lose his bad
luck. Bennett seems to be a mark for 1 suicide at El Reno. O.
lightning and sunstrokes. Physicians
say that the man is so charged with
magnetism that he attracts lightning
is, in fact, a living lightning rod—and
is unusually affected by the sun's
rays. Bennett has suffered three sun
strokes and was struck by lightning
What is stated to be the oldest ship
in the world has recently been sold
at Teneriffe to be broken up. This is
th9 Italian ship Anita, registered at
tto port of Genoa. The Anita, which
resembled Christopher Columbus' ship,
the Santa Maria, was built in Genoa in
1548, and effected her last voyage at
the end of March, 1902, from Naples to
Teneriffe. The Anita was of tremend
ously stout build and had weathered
countless storms and tornauoes in all
parts of the world.
A corn crop of fully two and one
half billion bushels, which is three
hundred million bushels more than
the biggest crop in the history of the
country, is predicted for this year by
traffic men and grain statisticians, says
the Railway Age. Two and a hall
billion bushels of corn means 140.000,
000,000 pounds, which means 70,000,000
tons, which, at the liberal average ol
thirty tons to the car, means 2,333,333
carloads which, at fifty cars to th*3
train, means 46,666 trains.
Gold and silver silk are coming
from South Africa. The fibers arc
spun by two remarkable spiders of
Rhodesia, and an experimenter Iiai
found that the creatures may be reared
iu captivity, and that the silk can be
utilized. The webs are Btretched on
bushes and trees, often in a vast net
work. Both filaments have a brilliant
metallic luster, and are very fine and
strong, the fineness of the golden silk
being about that of th"e silkworm's
thread, but the strength being much
To-day the British have more ships
than any other people of the world.
They have, all told, about 35,000 ves
sels in the United Kingdom and the
colonies, and their tonnage amounts
to more than ten millions. They carry
about two-thirds of their own goods,
and a large proportion of those of
other nations. They carry more than 50
per cent of our exports and imports.
They carry 44 per cent of the foreign
trade of Russia and a like amount of
that of Belgium and Holland 43 per
cent of the imports and exports of
Leroy Beaulieu, a well-known econo
mist of Paris, has declared that the
leisure class of men will have to work
for their living in 1952. He made this
interesting statement in a lecture on
the conversion of the French 3% per
cent, debt into 3 per cent, bonds. He
said that the rate of interest is con
stantly decreasing, and predicted that
in the next 25 'years capital will be
•glad to get 2 per cent, and that bO
-,' years hence such first-class securities
as government bonds and railway se
curities will probably hear only 1 per
^-'sent interest *?.*-+ ,t^
rhe Important Happenings of a
Week Briefly Told.
ill tW Latest News of Interest from
Washington, From the East, the
West and the South.
During the fiscal year ended 'June
30 last 648,743 immigrants landed in
the United States, against 437,918
during the previous year.
The commissioner of pensions says
that legislation enacted by the last
session of congress -will result in at
least 10,000 new pensioners, making
a total of over 1,000,000.
It is said that Senator Hanna -will re
sign as republican national chairman
before the next presidential campaign.
The weekly crop report of the gov
ernment shows that corn is making
good progress.
In session in Washington the Na
tional Retail Butchers*' association de
nounced the alleged beef trust and de
vised methods of curbing its power.
In the National league the per
centages of the baseball clubs for
the week ended August 3 w.ei*e: Pitts
burg, .756 Brooklyn, .544 Chicago,
.529 Boston, .524 Cincinnati, .464
St. Louis, .455 Philadelphia, .409
New York, .329.
Percentages of the baseball clubs
in the American league for the week
ended August 3 were: Chicago, .578
St. Louis, .549 Philadelphia, .544
Boston, .541 Washington, .477 De
troit, .444 Cleveland, .443 Baltimore,
At Horton's, N. Y., a collision be
tween milk trains resulted in the
death of four persons and the wreck
ing1 of two engines.
In the anthracite strike region au
thorities are exercising unusual vigi
lance owing to rumors of plots
against the soldiers at Shenandoah.
In Newr York Russell Sage cele
brated his eighty-bixth birthday by
working all daj.
For the murder of Mary McCarthy
Mav 17, 1900, Aaron Halle was put to
death in the electric chair in Sing
Sing (N. Y.) prison.
To report personally concerning his
trip to England Whitelavv Reid visit
ed the president at Oyster Bay.
At Yoik, Ale the two hundredth and
fiftieth anniversary of the settlement
of the town was obseived.
Fne los=e-s TII the United States and
Canada in Jvlj amounted to $10,02S,
000, against $15,740,000 in the same
mon'h in 1901.
At Shenandoah armed peace pre
vails, although the Pennsylvania
strike district shows much unrest and
outbreaks are feared.
Joseph Podavvski, despondent be
cause of illness, stabbed his wife and
12-v ear-old daughter and committed
The people's party will hold a
state convention in Springfield, 111.,
August 26.
The manufacturers of oleomarga
rine ask permission to use palm oil
in their product, claiming it is high
ly nutritive, in addition to being a
fine coloring agent.
Anna Merlihan saved her daughter
from being run down by an automo
bile in Chicago and was instantly
killed herself by a runaway horse.
In a speech at a conference with
Washington farmers James J. Hill
said freight rates could not be ad
justed bj law, tkat farmers should
treat with railroad officials instead.
John Shandrow and wife, of South
Haven, Mich., adopted 22 children
from the Minneapolis orphan asj-lum
who came for a summer outing on
their 100-acre fruit farm.
In the store of the Laddsdale Sup
ply company at Laddsdale, la,,
cracksmen blew the safe and se
cured an unknown sum of money.
\A illiam Thompson, of Vilas, Col.,
on his deathbed confessed that he
killed his son Benjamin, and that Zeb
Nicholson, serving a sentence in pris
on, is innocent.
An earthquake shook Missoula
county, Mont., a number of old
buildings at Clinton collapsing.
With high-gear cars specially built
for the new Aurora, Elgin & Chicago
electric line it is expected that a
speed of 160 miles an hour will be
At the state prison at Nashville,
Tenn., convicts blew a hole in a wall
and 15 made their escape.
The mayor of Cleveland won three
cent fare fight by court decision,
but employes were told reduction
means starvation wages.
Miss Mabel Strong, aged 18, and
W. E. Hillagross, aged 19, both of
Mattoon, 111., were killed by the cars
at a crossing.
W. M. Beardshear, president of the
Iowa state agricultural college at
Ames and one of the leading educators
of the state, died at the age of 52
Flames of uncertain origin burned
the major portion of the business dis
trict of Lucas, la.
In Chicago the state pure food com
mission started 52 suits against gro
cers and others accused of violating
Near Savanna, 111., two masked men
held up a Burlington limited west
bound train at midnight, blew up the
express car safe and secured $?0,000
and escaped.
The repubHcans have nominated Le
roy Anderson, of Taylorville, for con
gress in th» Twenty-first Illinois dis
In convention in Chicago Roman
Catholic prelates ignored the warning
of Archbishop Ireland and discussed
the fri,ar problem and other matters
pertaining to the Philippines.
W. J. Husey,. the astronomer at the
University of Calif ornia.announces the
discover}- of 100 pairs of double stars
never before catalogued.
Flames destroyed' the opera house
and 34 other buildings at Washing
ton, La,
^MsSt ^Ci^iM^Uui^N^^J^^^X^^i*
F. M. Downer, of Longmont, Col.,
has been appointed assayer of the
Denver mint.
Union machinists in the Allis-Chal
mers plant in Chicago rushed eight
nonunion men from the plant, pound
ed them, and then struck because five
ringleaders were discharged.
Ex-United States Senator J. Don
Cameron, of Pennsylvania, was
thrown from his carriage in Scot
land and seriously injured.
A bond issue of $35,000,000 has been
voted by the Cuban house and Presi
dent Roosevelt may notify Palma
that the Piatt amendment is vio
The king for the first time since
his illness walked up and down a
flight of stairs without assistance.
Italy's government has ordered
that the Marconi wireless telegraphy
apparatus be established on all war
The terms of the Cuban loan, passed
by the senate, call for an immediate
bond issue of $5,000,000 for agricul
tural relief and $30,000,000 in six
months to pay the army.
A. D. White, American ambassador
to Germanj, has resigned, to take ef
fect November 7. Ill health is given
as the cause.
Steamers City of Venice and Seguin
collided in Lake Erie off Rondeau, Can
ada, and the former sank in deep wa
ter. Three persons were drowned and
three injured.
The Kasagi, a Japanese cruisuer, re
turned from Marcus island to Tokio
after landing 12 marines, who hold the
territory claimed by Americans by
right of discovery.
Later reports show that six men
took part in the train robbery near
Savanna, 111., that one of the robbers
was killed, and that the amount stolen
would not exceed $2,500.
A northwest gale swept Lake Michi
gan, wrecking two yachts and causing
a big vv aterspout near St. Joseph, Mich.
Gen. Gobin, at Shenandoah, Pa., has
been warned bv a priest that the Li
thuanians are planning to attack the
William Stein, state mine inspector
for the Shenandoah region, sav that
five collieries valued at $1,500 000 have
been flooded and ruined.
The Philippine friars have trans
ferred the title to apart of their land
to an American syndicate, according
to a Paris rumor.
Senator Hanna, in an address at Ur
bana, O declared that all labor dis
putes could be settled bj arbitration,
and said the Civic federation's efforts
for ten months failed but once
Leo Wilder, wife and three children
were burned to death at their coun
try home near Elliott, Cal.
Jasper D. Ward, a Colorado pioneer
and one of. the most prominent attor
neys in the state, died at Denver. He
was*a member of congress from Illi
nois in 1872.
Reports of the condition of national
banks throughout the country show
remarkable growth and prosperity,
the greatest gain being in individual
A general rain has fallen all over
eastern Colorado, breaking a long
drought. In many places it amounted
to a cloudburst, doing great damage.
Indiana Knights of Pj thias, en route
to California, narrowly escaped death
by a cloudburst near Florence, Col.
Judge Goff, at Clarksburg, W. Va.,
decided a habeas corpus case against
the miners, and thev must serve jail
sentences imposed bj Judge Jackson
for contempt of court.
King Edward returned to London
and was greeted bj cheering throngs
en route to Buckingham palace. He
appeared to be well.
Thirteen men were killed and 30in
jured in a collision between fi-eight
and woi"k trains near Rhodes, la.
Harry Tracy, escaped Oresfon con
vict, committed suicide near Creston,
Wash., after citizens from that town
wounded and chased him into a wheat
field. He had been hunted since June
9, and had killed no less than six per
The silver peso is declared no longer
current in the republic of Guatemala.
Reports to the comptroller of the
currency in the last ten months show
remarkable prosperity of banks.
The war department is busy with
plans to relieve officers in the Phil
ippines by a sj stem of transfers.
Andrew Carnegie has presented
Lord Acton's librarv of 100,000 books,
considered the best private collection
in existence, to Rt. Hon. John Morley.
Rose Coghlan, actress, known in
private life as Mrs. John S. Sullivan,
has declaied her intention in Oregon
to become a citizen of the United
Charles Howard, the famous old-time
minstrel, was picked up on the street
in Baltimore and sent to the poor
house for one jear on the charge of
Secretary Moody caused a stir in the
navy department by ruling that sal
aries must be governed bj work done,
not bv pull. Lieut. S. H. Gibson's sal
ary was cut $200.
Rear Admiral O'Neil declares the
new fuse and explosive will penetrate
the best armor yet made. The limit of
thickness is already reached and
harder plate must be invented.
Officials declare there is no friction
or misunderstanding between the
United States and Cuba over the loca
tion of a naval station, and that a Eite
in Havana harbor is not desired.
Senor Valdez, a Manila editor who
was fined $400 and banished under the
Spanish law for libeling Filipino mem
bers of the American commission, re
printed his charge and was arrested.
War department honor medals have
been given to Gen. Horace Porter for
gallantry at Chickamauga, to Gen.
Funston for capturing Aguinaldo, and
to Col. A. L. Mills for services in Cuba.
A special train is to start from Chi
cago August 15 to carry a party of ex
perts from the agricultural depart
ment to give demonstrations of good
road building throughout the north
What undoubtedly is the largest
known tree in the world has been dis
covered on the government reserva
tion far up in the Sierras in California.
Six feet from the ground it took a line
154 feet 8 inches long to encircle the
tree, malting it over 51 feet in diam
eter. ._
The Island Congress Authorizes the
Negotiation of a,
Bltf Loan.
New York, Aug. 5.—The firBt impor
tant work of the Cuban congress is
•approaching a conclusion after a sit
ting of a little more than two
months. At Saturday night's session
of the senate the way was prepared
for circulating $35,000,000 throughout
the island substantially approving the
house bill for the circulation of this
President Palma will be authorized
to borrow $35,000,000 in American
gold and to issue national 30 year
five per cent, bonds within six
months. Four million dollars will be
applied to the aid of the cane grow
ers and the agricultural and cattle
industry generally. The money will
be loaned at the rate of 50 cents for
every 2,500 pounds of sugar grown in
the last crop. The money is to be
repaid in February, March or April
of next year, drawing six per cent,
interest. The bondholders will have
the custom house receipts as guaran
tee for the repayment of the $4,
000,000. President Palma will be au
thorized to increase the tariff duties
on certain articles accordingly.
The rest of the $35,000,000 loan will
be used for the payment of debts
contracted by the New York junta to
support the revolution, amounting to
about $3,000,000, also for payment of
the services of the army, amounting
to $23,000,000.
It is believed such a loan can be ne
gotiated and taken care of without
great difficulty. It will be Cuba's
only national debt. Business depres
sion in the towns and poverty in the
country has not decreased. There
have been 128 business failures since
the last 12 months, against 23 the
year before.
Washington, Aug. 5.—The state de
partment has received the following
cablegram from Minister Squiers,
dated Havana, August 4:
"The house has passed) the bill authoriz
ing the loan of $35,000,000, minimum rate of
issue, 90 per cent. Maximum Interest, five
per cent. redeemable In 40 years
The rights of the United States un
der the Piatt amendment will be en
forced, and it is doubtful whether this
government will quietlv and without
protest permit the Cuban government
to issue such a large amount of bonds
at this time.
Article 2 of the amendment, relating
to the public debt, was drawn with the
object of keeping Cuba upon a firm
financial footing. The necessity for
the loan has not been explained, nor
are our officials aware of its purpose.
Lands at Portsmouth and Is Taken
by Special Train to City, Where
He Will Be Crowned.
London, Aug. 7.—The royal yacht
Victoria and Albert, with King Ed
ward on board, left Cowes at 1:30
Wednesday afternoon for Ports
mouth. The harbor station at Ports
mouth was reached shortly after two
o'clock. A special train to convey his
majesty to London, awaited his arrival
at Portsmouth.
The king left the train without
assistance and entered an open car
riage, which started after a few min
utes' delay for Buckingham palace.
He looked extremely well. Repeat
edly he bowed his acknowledgment
of the cheers by the crowd at the sta
tion, and he shook hands heartily with
various friends who greeted him on
the platform, and to whom he waved
adieu on entering his carriage. He
appeared to be in excellent spirits.
Death of an Editor.
La Crosse, Wis., Aug. 5.—John
Baenziger, editor of the Volksfreund,
a German paper of this city, died at
the age of 65 years. He was stricken
with paralysis three weeks ago. Mr.
Baenziger was an old resident of La
Crosse, as well as an old newspaper
man, and was well known in German
circles about the state.
Two Yonnff La-dies Killed.
Hopkinsville, Ky., Aug. 7.—An excur
sion train on the Illinois Central caught
five young ladies on a trestle at Daw
son Springs Wednesday afternoon.
Two were crushed to death and the
others, jumping, were probably fatal
ly injured.
Commander of Troop* at Shenandoah
Keeps Close Watch on Strikers
to Prevent Trouble.
Westminister Abbey Arranged for the Coronation, Showing Royal Box
Thrones and Coronation Chair.
Shenandoah, Pa., Aug. 6. The
peace of this troop-protected town
remains unbroken. The unsettled,
feeling which has been apparent for
the last few days, however, continues.
Shenandoah, Pa., Aug. 5.—While the
situation in this region is calm, the
troops encamped here showed more
activity Monday than they have on any
day since they were ordered to Shenan
doah. There was nothing on the sur
face to indicate anything, jet there
was a feeling of uneasiness which
caused the commanding officers to in
crease their vigilance and hold the
soldiers in a state of preparedness.
The greater part of this vigilance was
due to the fact that the funeral of
Joseph Beddall, who died as a result
of injuries received in Wednesday
night's riot, took place Monday. Bed
dall was a brother of Deputy Sheriff
Thomas Beddall, who was one of the
principal figures in the fight and a
nephew of Sheriff S. R. Beddall. These
men attended the funeral, and in con
sequence there were many rumors
afloat that they would be attacked.
Rumors of a resumption of work in
this territory are still circulation,
but there is nothing to indicate that
these reports have any foundation
Shenandoah, Pa., Aug. 4.—The en
tire Eighth regiment was called to
arms during Saturday night as a re
sult of three attacks made by a band
of men in ambush, who threw stones
at the troops now in camp on the
plateau outside the town. These at
tacks are becoming so frequent that
Brig. Gen. Gobin has decided to adopt
stern measures to end them. Sundaj
night a double guard supplied with
ball cartridges surrounded the camp,
and the sentries were instructed that
if the stone throwing was repeated
they must shoct to kill and investigate
afterwards. One of the attacking
party, a Lithuanian named William
Stoponitz, is under arrest and is con
fined in the guard tent, and the pro
vost marshal is on the trail of others.
President Roosevelt Discusses the
Problem with Archbishop Ryan,
of Philadelphia.
Oyster Bay, N. Y., Aug. 5.—Arch
bishop Evan, of Philadelphia, was
among the president's visitors on
Monday. Archbishop Ryan talked
briefly with the president about the
work being done among the Indians
by the commission to which he was
appointed a few months ago as suc
cessor to Bishop Whipple. They dis
cussed also the Philippine friars'
question, the president speaking free
ly and frankly of his attitude in the
matter. Mr. Roosevelt is satisfied
thoroughly that the Philippine friars
have not the confidence of the na
tives. It is his wish, therefore, to
have withdrawn from the archipelago
the friars now there, to whom the
people will pay no heed and to re
place them with good men—as many
from America as possible—to whom
the natives will listen and in whom
they will have confidence.
The Vatican and France.
Rome, Aug. 5.—The Vatican regards
the present situation in France, arising
from the closing of unauthorized con
gregationist schools, as most grave.
It is reported that Cardinal Rampolli,
papal secretary of state, is still in fa
vor of temporizing with France, fear
ing that the hostile attitude of the
Vatican toward that country would
lead to graver complications. Some of
the .cardinals advocate an entire rup
ture with France, thus anticipating
that republic and prevent the passage
there of further anti-clerical laws.
Street Car Men in Riot.
Ironton, O., Aug. 4.—The strike of
the employes of the Camden Inter
state Electric railway almost com
pletely tied up the lines from Guy
andotte, W. Va., to Hanging Rock,
O., and intermediate points. In
seven hours all tho nonunion men
were driven from the cars in this
city by violence. Crowds gathered at
street intersections, hurling fruit,
eggs and other missiles at motormen
and conductors.
Spokane, Wash., Aug. 7.—Harry
Tracy, escaped felon, multi-murderer
and terror of Washington and Oregon,
is dead at last, slam by his own hand.
True to the dare-devil egotism of hi.s
spectacular career, he disdained cap
ture or death at any hands tu this own
and died a suicide, facing great odds
and coolly giving battle till his ebbing
blood made further escape or resist
ance impossible.
Tr*"?y was hunted down by a posse
of Cieston citizens. He was surround
ed in a wheat field near Fellows, a sta
tion on the Washington Central rail
road 50 miles west of Spokane. He had
engaged in a running fight with his
pursuers, but while his hitherto un
erring rifle had failed to find a victim
among them, two of their shots had
wounded him in the right leg, one bul
let severing an arteiy.
Hiding in the wheat field, he had
tried in vain to stanch the flow of life
blood. Baffled in his surgery and in
hib murderous enmilv to his hunters,
he put his revolver to his head and
sent a bullet into his brain. Soon after
dav light Wednesday morning his bodj
was found. Thus closed the career of
probably the most spectacular des
perado and outlaw ever known in the
fai west.
At dawn Sheiiff Gardner's posse
found Tracj's body ljing face upward
amid the grain. In his left hand he
held a revolver, and the shattered con
dition of his forehead left no dpubt
that he was his own ski3 er. He had
buckled a strap around his leg in an
effort to stop the blood that gushed
from the tibial arterj when it had been
cut by a bullet. The body was taken
directlj to Davenport by the sheriff.
Harry Tracy escaped from the Oregon
state peritentiarj at Salem on June 9, in
company with David Merrill, after killing
four men, Frank W Ferrell, Jones
ard Tiffanv. guards, ana Frank
Ingraham, a convict who tried to prevent
his flight On June 2S Tracv killed Merrill
near Napavine, Wash shooting h'm from
behn QI, and leaving his bodv in the forest,
here it was fourd on Jul\ 15 On Jul} 3.
near Seattle ir a fight with a posse, Tracy
shot and killed Charles Rajmond, a oep
ut\ sheriff, E E Breese, a policeman, and
mortallj wouided Neil Raw lev, who died
on the following dav and wounded Carl
AnCer^on and Louie Zafrite, newspaper re
Tracv committed mary feits of darirg
dur rg his flight, in the course of which he
e'ucod various po==es when apparcntlv sur
rouroi o, anc held up rume-ous farmers,
v, 1 om he forced to turnish food ard cloth
ing, and bv threats of murderi' their fam
ilies compelled them to cover up his tracks
Ptihaps his greatest show of darirg was
ci^plavea on Jul} 2 at South 3av, near
O'vmpid, when he held up six men and
force four, lrcluoing Capt Clark, of a
large gasohre launch to embark w^th him
on Puget sound and pilot him up stream
for ten hours
In 1S97 Tracv murdered Valertine Hoge,
a Coloraao cattleman, and William Strong,
a bo\, ir the same stale A total rew ara of
$5,600 was offered for his arrest Gov Mc
Bride, of Wa^bingtor, offering $.\500 for his
captu'e, d^ad or alive The state of Ore
goi offered. $3 000 and a brother of one of
the guards kihed at the p=mtentiarj of
fticd $1C0
The tew arc for Merrill capture amount
ec to $1 MX vv hich has been claimed Mrs.
Waggoner the berr picker and her son,
who lourd the bocj near their home
Dr. W illiam M. Beardshear Snccumbs
to Nervous Prostration at
His Home in Ames. .,
Hes Moines, la., Aug. 6.—Dr. A illiam
M. BeardOiear, president of Iowa
state college at Ameb, died earlj Tues
day morning as the result of nerv
ous prostration while attending the
meeting of the National Educational
association at Minneapolis a month
ago. Dr Beardshear was president of
the association.
Dr Beaitlshear was one of the fore
most echicators in Iowa. Prior to as
suming the pre«idencv of the state
Agricultural college ten vears ago he
was superintendent of schools for
Y\ est De^ Moines. Before that he had
been president, of Western college at
Tama. la When he became head of
the state college it was less than ha!*
its present si
its growth being due
in laige part to his efforts.
Disaster on Inn Arbor Railroad ftear
Cadillac, Midi.—\ Dozen
Persons Hurt.
Cadillac, Mich, Aug. 4—An excur
sion train on the Ann Arbor railway,
made up of 11 coaches and carrving
700 people, was wrecked six miles
noith of this place Sundaj- morning.
So far as known, no one was killed,
but about a do/en persons were in
jured, sbome seriously.
The train was bound from Durand to
Crystal Lake and Frankfort, and was
running about 35 miles an hour. It is
believed the wreck was caused bj the
flange breaking on one of the wheels
of the combination baggage and
srnoXer, next to the engine.
Fast Freight and Work Train Col
lide Near Rhodes, In., and Thir
teen Men Are Killed.
Marshalltown, la., Aug. 7.—Running
contrarj to orders, a work train, west
bound, crashed into an eastbound Chi
cago, Milwaukee St. Paul fast
freight, two miles west of Rhodes, at
3:20 o'clock Wednesday afternoon,
killing the engineers of both trains,
one fiieman and ten laborers. Both
trains were piled in a tangled heap
bv the collision, which occurred on a
curve, and came without a moment's
arning. None of the train crews had
time to jump, and the engineers met
their death under the ruins of their
splintered engines.
Raise Price of Bread.
Mexico City, Aug. 4.—There is
much popular indignation here over
the formation of a pool among the
bakers of this city to raise the price
of bread. This trade is in the hands
of half a dozen rich Spaniards from
old Spain who have signed an agree
ment to charge prices mutually
agreed on f.nd not in any way to en
ter into competition, as they have
.done hitherto The agreement is for
two years. The daily papers point
out that this agreement is vvholly
unjnstified, as the price of wheat
has not altered in two years, while
the taxes are the same. The cost of
living for poor people and the lower
middle class has been increasing
steadily and meat has been rising
two years past.
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Berlin, Aug. 6.—Ambassador White
mailed his resignation to the United
States several days ago. It is to take
effect early in November.
Mr. White's resignation may now be
in the hands of President Roosevelt.
The date set by the ambassador for
his resignation to go into effect was
November 7. He is now at Homburg.
where he is taking the waters and
where he probably will remain till the
end of the month. There is much gos
sip at Berlin concerning Mr. White's
probable successor, and one circum
stantial story is that the president in
tends to transfer Amba^ador Tower
from St. Petersburg to Berlin, Minis*
(Ambassador to Germany Who Has Re
ter Storer from Spain to be ambas
sador to Rubsia, and to appoint Henry
White, now secretary of embassv at
London, as minister to Spain. Mr
Tower, who has been di«=atisfied with
St. Petersburg, e^pressed months ago
a wish to be transferred to some other
equally desirable post, preferably Ber
Ithaca, N. \u (5.^-The resig
nation of Ambassador White has
been expected bv his friends in this
city for many months, particularly
since the death of hib «on, Frederick
White, of Sj rcanse, in .Tulv, 1901
Dr. White will be 70 jears old No
ember pnd the reason a-signed here
ior his withdrawal from the honor
able post which he occupied at Ber
lin is that he is leaelj now to devote
himself to writing. He has com
pleted a vvoik on his experienceb and
reminiscences as a diplomat at Ber
lin and St. Petersburg- and is con
stantly ensfaqed in literary work
He has maintained his home on the
campus since he left Cornell univer
sity, and it is considered probable
that he will return here to live.
Bold Hold-In on tlie Burlington Ycai
Savanna, III.—Boot} Secured—
Oi.e Bandit Dead.
Savanna, ill Aug 6.—The Chicago
Minneapolis limited expiess tram on
the Chicago. Buihngton Quincj rail
road was held up, the express car dj
namited and $20,000 in the custodv of
the Adams Express companv made
avvaj with at 11:30 o'clock Tuesday
night. The scene of the robberv was
Marcus, a small flag station eight miles
from here. The engine and express cai
were detached from the tram and run
down the road a short distance, where
the robbers completed their work. It
is known that at least two men par
ticipated in the robbery. Both were
heavilv masked and armed.
Chicago, Aug 7—The bandits that
held up the Burlington limited tram
near Savanna, 111., Tuesdav night have
left but one clew behind them. This
clew is the bullet-riddled bodj of a
man who particupated in the robbery.
The belief is that, having been vv ound
ed bj a shot from Exprets Messenger
Bv l's revolver, the band, fearing that
the victim vv ould fall into the hands of
the train men and thus prove a wit
ness against them, decided that as
dead men tell no tales, it would be
policy to kill him. This thev did. cool
lv adding murder to the heinous crime
thev had already perpetrated.
Strenuous search and keen investi
gation by the detectives all day
Wednesday proved unavailing, with
the exception of the capture of two
suspects who maj be able to throw
some light on the affair. The onlj real
clew that the officers have is the re
mains of the dead bandit.
Mr. Bryan Modifies His Reported Re
fusal to Become a Presiden
tial Candidate.
Mason Citj, la., Aug. 7 —William J.
Bi3an addressed an audience of over
2,000 persons at the Clear Lake assem
bly Wednesday. He was asked if he
had been correctlj quoted when it was
leported he refused to again be a can
didate for president. He replied that
onlj a part of the interview was used
He said he was not a candidate in the
light of seeking to again lead the dem
ocratic partj, but if the partj should
decide he was the proper man to head
the ticket, he could not honorablj say
"No." He said he believed the money
issue to still be prominent, but that
the republican administration in the
Philippines and the trust problems
were sufficient issues to make a cam
paign upon.
Cholera in the Philippines.
Manila, Aug. 4.—While cholera is de
creasing in Manila, the reports re
ceived from the provinces show a large
number of cases and deaths. Last
Saturday there were 605 cases and 525
deaths from cholera in the provinces.
Since the outbreak of the epidemic
there have been throughout the ar
chipelago a total of 21,408 cases of
cholera and 16,105 deaths. It is be
lieved that many cases were not re
ported, and the total number of cases
is estimated at 28,000. Forty-eight
Americans and 18 Europeans- have died,
in Manila since the outbreak.
A Waterway Movement.
Joliet, 111., Aug. 5.—Local members
of the Illinois Valley Waterway asso
ciation have called a mass meeting of
representatives of the various cities
and towns along the Illinois river for
Tuesday afternoon, August 12, in
Joliet. The object is to discuss plans
for the development of the water
power at Joliet, and an effort will be
made to develop the waterway proj-
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