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ANGERED BY MUSIC OF BAND CONCERT HE GOES GUNNING. THREE KILLED AND THREE DYING OPENS FIRE WITH SHOTGUN ON CROWD OF THREE THOUSAND PERSONS. POLICEMAN KILLS THE MURBERM MANY OF THE CROWD INJURED IN PANIC WHICH SHOOTING CAUSED. Winfield, Kan., Aug. 15.Angered by the music of a band concert, Gilbert Twigg, once a soldier in the Philip pines, armed himself last night with a double-barreled shotgun and a re volver and attacked a crowd of 3,000 persons tnat surrounded the band stand, killing three men, probably far tally wounding three others and injur ing twenty more before he was shot by a policeman Besides Twigg, the dead are Sterling Rice, Dawson Tillotson and D. Bowman. The band had just finished "playing "Hiawatha" when Twigg came up and fired both barrels of his shotgun 3t the bandstand. R. B. Oliver, a mu sician, fell with his back and arms full of shot. The crowd surged toward Twigg and he, having reloaded his piece, fired two charges into the audience. Men and women fell to the ground in paTn, crushing children beneath them. Those who were not injure'd Scattered in Every Direction, knocking many others to the ground. This panic allowed Twigg to reload and fire several times at the fleeing women and men. At last Tjliceman George Nichols came up and, waiting behind a tree for an opportune mo ment, confronted Twigg just as the madman had discharged his fowling piece. Twigg dropped his gun and, drawing a pistol, fired at the police man. The bullet went wild. Before Twigg had time to fire a second shot Nichols put. a bullet through the man's abdomen. Twigg fell mortally wound ed. He endeavored to fire again at Nichols, but he was so helpless that the bullet entered his own chin, pass ing out through the top of his head. The frightened fugitives then re turned to the bandstand and aided the wounded. Twigg was a miller and* the men about .own referred to him as Crazy Twigg, but no one thought him dangerous. He lived in New Mexico for some time before he enlisted as a soldier to fight in the Philippines. TO PURCHASE GREAT WESTERN. President Stickney Admits That Nego tiations for Sale Are On. Chicago, Aug. 15."Negotiations are in progress for the sale of the Chicago Great Western." President Stickney made this state ment yesterday morning, but declined to state with whom he is negotiating. The Gould interests are supposed to be the parties The officials of the community-of interest roads are now more than anxious to secure the Great Western on account of the legal victory won by the latter in compelling the Union Pacific to furnish it. an entrance into Omaha. It is believed the purchase of the Great Western is absolutely neces sary to stop rate wars. NO DISPATCHES RECEIVEtt State Department Has No Advices Re garding Canadian Cutter's Action. Washington, Aug. 15. No dis patches were received yesterday by the state department concerning ihe firing upon a fishing vessel by a Can adian revenue cutter in Lake Erie. Several officers of the department upon reading the press dispatches of the occurrence searched for prece dents, and in such cases none can be found. The fact that no telegraphic advices have been received leads to the belief in the department that the case is not of such serious conse quences as to make it an international complication. TRAIN RUNS OVER BOY. Then Gerhard Finds His Hat and Hurries Homeward.' Hastings, Minn., Aug. 15.Gerhard Wiesen of Randolph had a very narrow escape last night. As the Chicago Great Western passenger was pulling out he attempted to cross the track in front of the locomotive, which knocked him down and the entire train passed over him. The spectators wore great ly surprised to see him find his little hat and run for home. The doctor took a few stitches in a cut in his head, the only injury. MINES ON FIRE AGAIN. Verde Copper Shafts Burning With Redoubled Fierceness. Austin, Tex., Aug. 15.T. F. Polter, who arrived here yesterday from Je rome, Ariz., says that the Are in the famous United Verde copper mines at that place, which was thought to have been extinguished a few months ago, has broken forth with redoubled fierce ness. The fresh outbreak occurred OP. the 500-foot level and has reached the bottom of the mine at the 700-foot level, according tc, Mr. Polter.. THE SMALL BOY'S LONGING. Part of the Show That Was Woefully Disappointing. "Little Willie's father took him to the show. It was a variety show, end ing with a sketch called "The African Belle," in which, after a missionary had been bound to a stake by a lot of dancing savages, he is repcued by the chief's daughter after the manner of Capt John Smith. This last part of the show Willie's father thought would please the boy Immensely but %he son and heir fell Into a state of gloom at its close. On the way home the fond parent inquired: "Willie, didn't you like the part where all the savages come out?" "No," replied Willie with a sigh. "Me and the other boys play that. When you pay to go to a show I should think they might kill the missionary." PEA8 FROM PHARAOHS' TOMB. Their Product Unlike Anything Known at Present. There are bargains and finds to be made in the plant world equal to any picked up in old curiosity shops. Some time ago a Glasgow gentleman re ceived from his son in Egypt an en velope full of peas, which were said to have been found in the tomb of one of the Pharaohs. He sent them to a friend of his at Karnes, in the Isle of Bute, who sowed them. They grew up into plants quite unlike anything known at present, strong and about six feet high, with a great white flow er having a red center. The pods were long and full of excellent peas. This new old variety found a ready sale at good prices. Muscular Christianity. Prof. Bryce, in his biographical study of Bishop Fraser, of Manches ter, tells of a clergyman of Fraser's diocese who had knocked a man down who had insulted him. The bishop wrote him a letter of reproof, point ing out that exposed as the Church of England was to much criticism on all hands, her ministers ought to be very careful of their demeanor. The of fender replied by saying: "I must re gretfully admit that, being grossly Insulted, and forgetting in the heat of the moment the critical position of the Church of England, I did knock the man down, etc." Fraser was de lighted with the turning of the tables on himself, and afterward invited the clergyman to visit him. Superfluous Boys. A British parliamentary paper shows that, as usual, nearly 20,000 more boys than girls were born in the British i6les last year. Whence, then, the "superfluous woman?" The boys die, during the first weeks and months of life, at a far greater rate than the supposed "weaker vessels." In a few months they have sunk' to an equality and soon woman takes the lead, numerically, and keeps it, nu merically. The reason is not uncon nected with the larger size of the baby boy's head, for which he either pays the penalty very early or reaps the rewardif woman will forgive the hintlater. Why He Disliked Spelling Reform. Senator F. Dumont Smith of Kins ley lectured on "Words" in Wichita, Kan., a few nights ago. He is for spelling reform, and in advocating it in his lecture said that he knew of only one argument In favor of the old way and that was given by an Eng lish bishop who declared that the present method of spelling helped the churches. According, to the bishop: "By the time you canlmake a boy be lieve that 't-h-r-o-ugh' spells 'through,' that 't-h-o-ug-h' spells 'though' and 't-o-u-g-h' spells 'tough' you can make him believe anything." Motor Cars in Switzerland. Should the experiments in progress in the neighborhood of Berne prove as successful as is anticipated travelers to Switzerland in the summer of this year will be able to cross the moun tains by motor car instead of the usual post diligence. The actual trials will be made in tne spring, and the result, if successful, will be not only to allow travelers to make the differ ent journeys in half the time, but to open the mountain roads, which are at present closed to them on account of the horses. Much Money in Tramp-s Clothes. A lot of young fellows in an Ohio town had a good time with a tramp last week. They took him into a shed, gave him a good bath, shaved him and cut his hair. They then bought a new suit of clothes, white shirt and stand-up collar and dressed him out complete. But when they attempted to burn his hobo clothes he objected and fought for them with such des peration their suspicions were aroused, and upon searching they found $1,400 sewed up in the coat. Girl an Excellent Athlete. Miss Agnes S. Wood, the champion basket ball player and all-around ath lete of Vassar college, has beaten the girls' record at running and almost equaled that of men, despite the fact that her gait was some-what impeded by a rather cumbrous costume. She does not allow athletics to interfere with her studies and will graduate near the head of her class. Few Automobiles in Washington. Official Washington does not take kindly to the automobile and very few persons in the executive or dip lomatic service are seen in vehicles other than carriages. The president is too fond of horses ever to take up the craze. He has always shown a preference for surreys and seldom drives out of town in any other kind of vehicle. HONOR NORWAY'S GREAT MAN- TO GET RID OF RATS. Soldiers Accord Popular Author a Magnificent Demonstration. One day while in .Norway an oppor tunity was given to an American trav eler to see that the name of Bjorn stjerne Bjornson moans much to all Norwegians. "A battalion of Nor wegian and Swedish cavalry, Infantry and artillery, between 3,u00 and 4,0oi strong, was returning from its maneu vers to the post in Christianla," he says. "In passing Aulestad the gen eral in command sent his adjutant in advance to get Bjornson's permission to give him an ovation. With his fam ily and' guests assembled about him on the veranda the monumental figure stood with bared head to receive the military greeting. As each regiment passed in review below, presenting arms as to their chieftain, there went up a deafening shout of personal salutation from each of the soldiers, who then joined in singing the nation al hymn, to whose author they were offering this spontaneous salute. There waB the unique spectacle of a man in private life, being accorded a military demonstration by the nation's army which a blag might envy." RELIEF FOR RUSSIAN WOMEN. Newly Enacted Law a Blessing to Abused Peasants' Wives. By a newly enacted Russian law a peasant's wife, on showing to the dis trict judge d'instruction that she is habitually ill treated by her husband, or that he will not support her, and makes her the drudge for his own sup port, can demand a separate passport, with which she is at liberty to leave her oppressor and earn a living else where. Hitherto there was no possible redress or release for the long-suffer ing victim so long as it was obligatory that the wife's name was entered In the husband's passport and papers of legitimate. Anyone at all intimately acquainted with village life in Russia will readily appreciate the relief this brings to tens of thousands of peasant women who are the grievously abused domestic slaves and beasts of burden to their drunken and brutal conjugal proprietors. Bird Vengeance. A naturalist recently witnessed an encounter between a large swan and a little brown duck. The duck had apparently insulted the swan by trying to cross its path, for it was suddenly seized by the swan and held under the water until he was sure it would be drowned. But at last the swan let it go and sailed majestically away. The duck, after taking breath, looked around to see where its enemy was, and seeing it rose into the air and deliberately came down, flapping its wings, on the astonished swan's back. The swan fled in terror, and the duck, apparently satisfied, quietly swam away.Pearson's Weekly. To Clean a Sewing Machine. Place it near the fire to get warm, that the congealed oil about it may melt, and then oil it thoroughly with paraffin. Work it quickly for a few minutes, then wipe off all the paraffin and dirt and treat it to a little more clean paraffin, Wipe it again, and after the application of a very little of the ordinary lubricating oil it will be ready for use. People often shirk the trouble of thoroughly cleaning their machines like this, but a clogged and "heavy" machine under this treat ment will become like new, and its easy working will be an ample reward for any trouble incurred. Fllmflammed Again? Has the alert J. Pierpont Morgan been fooled again? In consequence of the announcement that he would place on exhibition a collection of car pets that formerly belonged to the royal house of Spain several Spanish newspapers have asked for an investi gation, as before the reign of Alfonso XII. the royal collection was complete. The Heraldo of Madrid insinuates that Pierpont Morgan has been the victim of unscrupulous dealers, who, it al leges, have palmed off imitations on the multimillionaire. Queen Victoria's Love of Flowers. Queen Victoria was a great flower lover from the days when a toddling child she made daisy chains on the lawns of Kensington palace, and per haps wore them with more pride than she ever did her jewels. When she paid her one and only visit to Spain, Queen Christina asked, "Is there any thing the queen is especially fond of?" "Yes, flowers," was the answer, and so flowers In lavish profusion decorated the streets, the houses, the railway station, and the palace. A Lingual Phenomenon. "An' you says, Brer Eph'm," said the convert, thoughtfully, "dat Ah kain't cuss nor sw'ar none atter I'se been baptize'?" "De Bible says so, Brer Saul." "NOT say 'Good Lor',' nor one o' dem t'ings "Not unless you's in meetin', Brer Saul." "Umh! I ain't drive no mules in meetin' en I kain't take de meeting ter de mules. Dat Baptis' 'ligion ain' no 'ligion fu'. a mule driver. De baptism li'ble ter swink his bocabulary."Washington Times. Feather Beds Coming Back. The feather bed, after its banish ment duriDg about half a century, is being received back into favor in cold er countries. Hygiene experts con demned it on account of its heating nature and the difficulty of thoroughly airing and purifying nevertheless, it is actually being recommended during the winter for delicate, nervous, neu ralgic women, and particularly for el derly persons and those who are trou bled with insomnia. I Writer Recommends Dipping the Ver min in Varnish. All tradesmen being liable to the incursions and depredations of rats, It may not be out of place to mention a method of getting rid of these pests which is recommended by a corres pondent of the Birmingham Daily Post. This consists in thinning down with petroleum ordinary slow-drying tar varnish such as bedstead makers and japanners use and pouring the mixture into the runs of the rats. The vermin are said to loathe the smell of the stuff, and will do any thing to get clear of It. A still more effective plan is said to be to catch a rat alive, dip it up to the neck in the varnish and turn it loose. Its fel lows will flee from it as from the de'il. ..The dipping process is said to he harmless to the rat. But some ironmongers may not care to "dip a live rat up to its neck." A GOOD PLACE TO BE "AT." Incongruity of Surroundings in a Wild Country. One of the ctrangest sights I ever saw in a wild country was a little min ister garbed in solemn black, white "dog" collar, buttonless vest and stiff hlack straw hat. The dominie was standing in a leaky boat in the midst of a primeval woods, fishing the boil ing waters of a mountain torrent. At his back a cataract roared and pounded the rocks, churning the water to white suds above him the eternal i snow glistened on the mountains, and hut a few yards away a gaunt cinna mon bear was quietly nosing among the driftwood.Dan Beard in the World's Work. Here's a New "Drink" Cure. A novel remedy for the "drink hab it"or, rather, for enabling those who have "sworn off" to remain "on the water cart"consists of- ice water drunk through a raw potato. Take a bowl of ice water and a pota to. Peel the potato and cut down one end of it until it can be easily insert ed in the mouth, Dip the potato in the ice water and suck it every time a craving for strong drink comes on. It is claimed that this treatment will effect an absolute cure. The why and the wherefore are not stated, but the process is s^ch a simple one that there can be no harm in trying it if 1 any one is afflicted with a thirst i which they really and truly desire to lose: To Cut Record Diamond. In Amsterdam a syndicate has been formed which will bear the great ex pense and risk attending the cutting of what is the largest known diamond, the Excelsior. The Excelsior was found at the Jagersfontein diamond mines of South Africa in 1893. It has the size of a hen's egg and weighs in its present raw state 970 carats, which is nearly twice as much as the Kohi noor weighed before it was reduced to its present size. Specially con structed machinery has to be em ployed for cutting the Excelsior and great care is used in insuring its safe ty from theft. Luncheon a Decided Success. A lady in Buda-Pesth recently gave a charitable luncheon party to the poor of her district. She placed no limit on the number of invitations, and the result was that 3,000 people arrived, ali eager for the treat. Eventually the police had to draw their sabers to keep order among the revelers. There were no two opin ions about the success of the func tion. The guests to a man declared that they had never assisted at so in tense and exciting a luncheon before in their fives. They were quite cut up when the time came to go. Remarkable Sea Monster. A remarkable sea monster was re cently caught in Port Fairy bay by some fiishermen. It measured nine feet six inches in length, had a tail like that of a screw tail-shaft, no teeth, a nose like a rhinoceros, a head like an elephant, two dorsal fins, four side fins and two steering fins. The skin was black and very soft. The most experienced fishermen say the specimen is altogether new to them. They cannot hazard a guess as to the species. The fish has been sent on to the Melbourne museum. Corean a College Graduate. Roanoke college at Salem, Va., I which has had more foreign students than any other college in the south, will this year graduate the second I Corean to take the degree of bachelor of arts anywhere in the world, the first being Kin Beung Surb, who re ceived his A. B. at Roanoke in 1898 and his A. M. at Princeton in 1899. Kinsic Kimm, who will be graduated this year, is so good a speaker that he won a prize in declamation several years ago. From Immense Wealth to Poverty. George Kettler, an aged cobbler I who died recently in Argentine, Kan., at one time was worth $12,000,000. Kettler was of German birth, and dur ing the Franco-Prussian war operated a large shoe factory in Hanover. Profitable army contracts swelled his fortune to the figure named, but he I lost everything in speculation. Then he came to this country penniless to begin life anew. Woman's Logic. As one phase of life this is interest i ing. A woman was overheard to re [mark to her companion: "Yes, she I was terribly sore about that day she lost $45 on the races." "What did she do it for?" asked the man. "Why, she must have some fun: she works so I hard all the rest of the time." 1 1 THE TRAINING OF A CHILD. Several Important Points That Must Be Remembered. "To teach a child with success re quires only common sense, good judg ment and gentleness. There are, how ever, three other important points that must ever be foremost in the mind of the teacher. First of all, she must remember that to teach is to impart instruction not to find fault with ignorance, with lack of comprehension, with listlessness or with forgetfulness. Often, indeed, for these last named faults, poor teaching is to blame. Second, there is the inflexible rule that requires a teacher to prepare every lesson. carefully be fore giving it, in order to present it in an interesting and intelligible way. Third, there is the ever present dan ger of overdoing, against which the teacher must always be on guard. In the beginning short lessons fre quently varied give the best results. Ten or fifteen minutes for each study is enough, and this time limit must not be overstepped so long as to morrow represents another day.The Household. VITALITY OF BURNS' FAME. It Is One of the Great Facts of Our Literature. "The inquest" on Robert Burns was concluded long ago, but from time to time the findings are reviewed by crit ical writers, as in a recent symposium, says Collier's. A curious result thus chances. From every such inquisition the poet emerges the more radiant and triumphalthe critics are lost in the splendor chey have evoked. It is one thing to make literature it is another and quite different thing to write about literature and the makers thereof. This Is a truism, and yet the distinction is often confused, especially by the writ ers of criticism. Burns has survived several generations of critics, many of whom made a vain bid for remem brance by their praise or dispraise of him. The vitality of his fame is one of the great facts of our literature. Just an Incident in Georgia. Mr. Bud Spinks was awakened the other morning by a Strang, grunting noise in his room, which proved to be the voice of a medium-sized alligator that was warming itself by the smol dering ashes of his fireplace and inci dentally trying to swallow his boots, which be had placed there to dry, and which he had bought on the install ment plan and had only made one pay ment on them. The saurian had suc ceeded in swallowing one boot and had the other downclear to the straps, which Mr. Spinks seized and pulled it out. The 'gator is now on exhibition at Minche's drug store, but will soon be slain in order that Mr. Spinks, who is going around with one boot and one slipper, may recover the other boot.Adams Enterprise. The Roentgen Rays Failed. Hearing of the efficacy. of the Roentgen rays for the removal of hairs from the upper lip a lady in Hanover, age thirty-five, applied to Dr. Karl Bruno Schurmayer, a prop erly qualified doctor and Roentgen ray specialist, for treatment- He operated twice, but instead of remov ing the superfluous hairs the opera tion resulted in the skin of the face becoming red and the lips swollen. The lady thereupon brought an action against the doctor and was awarded $60 damages, against which he appealed, but the decision has just been upheld. The Development of Africa. In Ethiopia and the Soudan, the work of development and exploitation is progressing. The treaty recently concluded between King Menelek and the British government probably means the early construction of the Berber-Suakin railroad via Kassala (costing some $15,000,000) and the subsequent extension of the Kassala line southward to Lake Rudolph, where eventually it will form a junc tion with the Uganda railway, at tna same time marking a long step toward the realization of the Cape-to-Cairo scheme. This Lunch Was a Success. A lady in Budapest recently gave a charitable lunch party to the poor of her district. She placed no limit on the number of invitations, and the re sult was that 3,000 people arrived, all eager for the treat. Eventually the police had to draw their sabers to keep order among the revelers. There were no two opinions about the success of the function. The guests to a man declared they had never assisted in so intense and exciting a lunch before in their lives. They were quite cut'up when the time came to go. Different After Five Years. William Glackins, who admires Whistler, cited the other day two let ters written by a collector of etchings to a certain print seller. Between the letters there was an interval of five years. The first said: "I do not want etchings by Whistler. They impress me as if flies that had fallen in an ink well had walked on old paper." The second letter said: "Send me every etching by Whistler the price of which is not ruinous."Philadelphia Record. Got It. At the close of the third act the gifted tragedian was called before the curtain. "My friends," he said, ap parently much astonished and embar rassed, "your kindness overwhelms me. I have striven conscientiously to win your approval, but I was not pre pared for so magnificent a welcome and in the suprise of the moment I find myself utterlyI hesitate for want of a suitable word "Rats!" shouted a gallery hoodlum. 1 THE OUTLOOK FOR AUTHORS Really Good Writers Need Not Fear Discrimination. The rush of the crowd to read a book which may have no literary merit or vitality, either of material or of presentation, simply because it is talked about, is never wholesome, and if the crowd has grown more critical and clear-minded in its judgments, and has ceased to move upon sudden impulses and learned to decide for itself, the loss will fall, not oa writers of real merit, but on a few whose re wards were generally beyond their deserts. The average of literary work in this country in many departments is high. If great books are not pro duced in large numbers, good books are produced in very considerable numbers, and in soundness of knowl edge, in good taste and literary work manship, a great advance is evident over the work of an earlier generation. It is a period of quiet progress, a time of preparation rather than a time of accomplishment. JOKE ON SWEET CHARITY. And the Colored Porter, He Thorough ly Enjoyed It The other day a colored porter from one of the hotels was sent to buy some tin cups. After making the purchase he started back to the hotel and met one of the hostlery's best patronsa commercial travelerand the latter ashed the negro to carry his sample case to a Washington street store. A few minutes later the negro, sam ple case, and tin cups, were in front of the store. The traveling man was in the store. While waiting for him, the negro sat down on the sample case, and in less than a jiffy fell asleep. One of the tin cups was in his hand, and it fell forward, as does the cup held by a blind man. Perhaps you won't believe it, but that negro collected 43 cents while he slumbered. Passersby thought him a blind mendicant. And maybe that por ter didn't enjoy the Joke! He did 'deed he did.Indianapolis News. What One Man Said. At the City Federation meeting in the Waldorf there were many amusing incidents. Husbands of the broad minded women tarried in the ante room waiting for their spouses to go home. One of these patient escorts was Leroy Sunderland Smith. He gazed through the glass doors once, sighed and returned to his chair. Men would come, inquire for their wives, and then retreat to the cafe below. One man heard a few minutes of a certain paper. He said: "If these women's clnbs did not struggle with the prob lem of how to raise other women's children they would have no excuse for being." He flung out the last words savagely and then disappeared to the place where highballs are con cocted.New York Press. An Enterprising Woman. Miss Jessie McCubben of Alamo, Oregon, is the owner of a valuable mining claim in the Granite district, which she "Jumped" precisely as the year 1903 came inC Learning that the claim would be vacant the 1st day of January, she drove through a blind ing snowstorm on the night of Dec. 31, the mercury 14 degrees below zero, and, waiting the advent of the new year, staked her claim. Another pros pector had done likewise earlier in the evening, but Miss McCubben was legally in the right, and the court sus tained her. She is a Portland girl, 19 years old. Reminder of Old Times. A rich man who has joined the mul titude in New York since his quick fortune came to him was entertaining friends at dinner the other night. The service was magnificent and so was the dinner. The wife, gorgeously clad, reigned over the table. During a lull in conversation the rich man watched a servant who was dexterously remov ing crumbs from the table. Then he looked down the glittering table at his jeweled wife and remarked: "Sadie, remember when you used to shake the tablecloth out of the back door to the hens?" A Paper May Criticise. A trial jury in England gave the manager of a fifth-rate show a ver dict of $3,750 against a newspaper which published an adverse criticism. The Appeal Court reversed this, and held that the jury had no right to sub stitute its own opinion of the merits of the play for the critic's opinion. The court said it was of the highest importance to the public that the crit ic should not be exposed to the risk of having a jury pass upon his taste, and held that the trial judge misdi rected the jury. The Artist's Revenge. A Chinese story tell3 how a very stingy man took a paltry sum of money to an artist, who always ex acted payment in advance, and asked him to paint his portrait The artist at once complied with the request, but when the portrait was finished noth ing was visible save the back of the sitter's head. "What does this mean?" cried the sitter indignantly. "Well," replied the artist, "I thought a man who paid so little as you did wouldn't care to show his face." He Was Kept Busy. That was a curious little confession made to an interviewer the other day by Color-Sergeant Barry, for twenty i seven years keeper of the stage door at the Lyceum. In reply to a remark about his knowledge of plays and play i ers, Sergeant Barry remarked: "I have never seen a play in all my life. My place is at the stage door. I have never any time to see what is going I on on the stajta"Ijmdnn. Tit-Bits.