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l'ubllnheil Kvrry Friday Mornlnr
TII.I.MAN 1I'I'F, Vriiv'rlrliirs.
Chicago has a highway robber who
travels In n cab whJlc engaged In pro
fcsslona' duties
Manifestly, Andrew Carnegie ought
to have made that palace of peace do
nation to Portsmouth, N. II.
The German empress Invariably
writes with a swan quill, and wherever
she goes packets of these quills nra
among her Incase.
Four hundred and twenty million
eggs and 1,7SO,000 hundred weight of
butter were exported from Denmark
to the United Kingdom during 1901.
Instead of the country supplying
London with farm and dairy produce,
It is apparently London mat supplier
tho country with foreign butter and
eggs as well as meat.
The vanilla bean crop in Mexico
this year promises to bo unusually
large. The demand in the United
States and Europe for tho Mexican
vanilla bean far exceeds tho supply.
Americans, the greatest coffee
drinkers In the world, drank 57,000,
000,000 cups of coffee last year and
consumed half of the world's product,
says a little monograph issued by tho
department of commerce.
A wealthy lady of Memphis, Tcnn.,
named 'Adams, possesses a reversible
tiara which, by pressing a spring,
shows either diamonds and rubles, or
emeralds and pearls. The owner bor
rowed the Idea from the stage, and
sometimes startles her society fricndi
by changing her adornment In the mid
dle of a dance.
Quite the most remarkable school In
New York City, and ono which ha3
hail no precedent In this .country, ii
the conservatory of music, where chil
dren and adults aro taught piano,
'cello and violin playing at ton cents a
lesson, and are given the privilege of
using tho Instruments for practice
without extra charge.
Henceforth tho "detrimental" should
cease to be a terror to mothers and
chaperons. Henceforth should the
green-eyed monster He quelled at th'i
feet of lovers and husbands and hence
forth tho jilted may take heart and
the lovesick be made whole. For a
means has been discovered by which
love can hi measured, reduced, cured
and generally treated, like any other
A good many stories aro told of the
Ingenious tricks resorted to by moon
shiners in disposing of illicit whisky.
Perhaps tho most common is one used
by the natives. It is to leave, a jug
and a half dollar on some partieu'ar
Mump or log. The next move is to ;o
away for a short time, and on return
ing the half dollar will bo gone, but
the jug will bo covered (Inside) with
"mountain dew."
Lightning can only bo photographed
at night. It Is also impossible to use
nny cap or shutter for this work, In
asmuch as tho eyes do not observe a
flash of lightning till at least a tenth
of a second after It has passed. So
that, having fncussed your camera he
fotohnnd, draw tho shutter and hold
the camera In tho direction you think
the Hash will lake, and you must trust
to the courtesy of tho lightning to bo
there on time.
To reach Far Hills, a distance of
less than a mile, a letter mailed at tho
post otllce at liedmlnstcr, Pa., must
go to Summit, 'JD miles from Far Hills.
Tho mall from the Hedminster iost
oirice does not go to the Far Hills
post office direct to be distributed, but
Is tnken to the Lackawanna station at
Far Hills by a regular carrier and put
on tho train there. A letter from Far
Hills to Hedminster also goes by way
of Summit. This takes a day.
Opals may bo no more impular now
than they have ever been, but accord
ing to the jewelers tho demand for
these stones is annually Increasing In
Mexico City. That opals aro no long
er believed unlucky Is the reason as
signed by the men who deal In pro.
clous stones. It was not many years
ago, however, thnt the opal was a lit
tle favored stono In any market. In
Mexico tho superstitious dread of the
Ilre-bearlng gem was probably greater
than In the United States.
The ono chance In 100,000, which
physicians say Is the averago percent
age of quadruplets, fell to tho lot of
Mrs. David Johnson, or Kingston, N.
J n farmer's wife. All are boys and
aro expected to live. President Hooso
velt will bo naked to name them.
Quadruplet births aro very rare, ami a
particularly strange feature is that
they aro hardly ever females. In July,
189 quadruplets wero born to tho
lC-year-old wlfo of James Piatt, of
Union Mills, Ind. At the time theio
were onlv five cases In the country.
Gov. La Follette Has Intimated That He Would Make a Bid for the Nom
ination for the Presidency. Washington Dispatch.
Peoria, 111., Startled By a Heavy
Shortage In Its School Funds.
Kenton C. DoiiKhcrty, For Many
Yeara Superintendent of School",
I Clint-K'l With Forery.
Peoria, 111., Oct. C Newton C.
Dougherty, for many years city super
intendent of schools, and one of tho
most prominent educators In the coun
try. Is under arrest following an In
dictment by tho grand Jury, charging
Tho arrest of Dougherty follows tne
most astounding revelations by the
grand Jury now In session and which
ha3 been examining tho book of tho
Peoria school board.
Within a comparatively brief space
of time a shortago of $75,000 was dis
covered, but tho further discovery was
mado that the peculations have been
extending over a long term of years.
Tho shortago will reach hundreds of
thousands of dollars.
Mr. Dougherty has been city super
ntendent of schools for 25 years. He is
Immensely wealthy, and is president of
tho Peoria national bunk, is a heavy
stockholder in tho IMmo Savings &
Trust Co.. the Title & Trust Co., tho
Peoria Livery Co. and other concerns
Ho Is a trustee of tho fund of $175,-
000 held by tho National Educational
association and Is a past president of
tho association.
Tho nmount Dougherty is said to be
short is estimated all tho way up to
Following his arrest on tho charge
of forgery, Prof. Dougherty sent In his
resignation as president and director
of the Peoria national bank.
The Kxumiile of N mln In ItcvnU
tnif tin- Coiiiiiuiij 'h I. locum- tiny
be Folluncd I.utcr ly HUxourl.
Jefferson City, Mo., Oct. 5. Superin
tendent W. D. Vandlver of tho Mlssou
rl Insurance department in all proba
bility will take action to revoke tho II
cense of tho New York Llfo Iusuranco
Co. to do business In this state, along
tho snmo lines followed in Nevada and
Unless certain money Improperly di
verted from the New York Life's trust
funds aro replaced and President Me
Call resigns his office, Mr. Vandlver
cays ho will undoubtedly take action
within a few days.
Instruct Attorney tleuernl to Pro
ceed Aicnluat Urlilice anil Ferry
lit St. I.uuln.
Washington, Oct. 7. Upon leaving
tho Whlto House after tho session of
the cabinet, Attorney-General Moody
mado tho following announcement:
"It was determined by tho president
that upon complain pending In the de
partment of Justice against tho monop
olization of the bridges and tho ferry
across tho Mississippi Into St. Louis,
appropriate action should bo begun by
tho attorney-general."
Prluhtftil Quarry Accident Near
tirnnvllle, '. V Company I'renl-
ileut Anionic Demi.
Troy, N. Y., Oct. 7. Fourteen men
were killed by a cate-ln at tho Vermont
Slate Co's. quarry, about two and one
half miles from Granville, N. Y. Among
the dead Is J. B. Williams, president
of tho company. The others were
Hungarian laborers.
Ithlnclnndcr, Win., Suffer tt l.oaa at
fllM),01MJ li rire Four Hun
dred I'coiilo Iloiueleaa.
Ilhlnelander. Wis.. Oct. 6. Fire in
the lumber district of this town de
stroyed property valued at $GOO,000 and
rendered 400 people homeless. The fire
started in the lumber yard of the Brown
Brothers Lumber Co., and after sweep
ing that yard clean, It spread to the
Robblns lumber yards, which were en
tirely destroyed. A high wind was
blowing, which carried tho fire Into the
residence district adjoining the lumber
yards, destroying bout 75 small dwell
ing houses. About 40,000,000 feet of
lumber was destroyed. After burning
over the greater portion of eight blocks
the fire was got under control. The
homeless people are being cared for In
the city hall and other public build
ings. Tho total insurance Is about
The principal los.rs are Brown
Bros. Lumber Co.. lumber, $250,000; in
surance, $175,000. lloibins Lumber Co.,
$225,000; insurance, $105,000. Two
school houses an i ot.glne house, $25,-
000. Tho loss on dwelling housca is
about $75,000.
Oli- of tin- Oirnera of the Aliimoiu
(Col.) Hunk In .lull In Default
or iit),ooo iiomix.
Denver, Col., Oct. G. A special to the
Republican from Alamosa, Col., says:
I. V. Schiffer, ono of the owners of
the Alamosa bank, which went Into
the hands of a receiver n day or so ago,
has been arrested on the charge of em
bezzlement of a sum In excess of $5,000
belonging to the San Luis Building
and Loan Association, of which ho is
treasurer A preliminary examination
was held and bonds were placed at
$10,000. Six other warrants wero
sworn out against Schiffer, charging
him with receiving deposits when ho
knew the Alamosa bank was Insolvent.
Bonds In theso cases totalled $0,000.
Failing to supply tho entire bond of
$10,000, Schiffer was placed In Jail.
In Snlil tn He to Itnlae Fumla
Finance it Itevoliitliin In the
Culinn Ilenuhllc.
Washington, Oct.C Gen. Jose Miguel
Gomez, former liberal candidate for
president of Cuba, Is In tho United
Slates to raise funds with which to
finance a revolution in Cuba, according
to tho best Information obtainable here.
Gen. Gomez' coming at this tlmo Is
thought to bo a direct outgrowth of
present political conditions In Cuba.
Like men of his typo when defeated
through the arbitrament of tho polls,
they turn to revolution as their best
means of securing their personal ambi
'Willi tliu llellreiuent of fien. Han
dull the I'rraldent Will JlaUc lien.
Wcatun n Major-ticncrul.
Washington, Oct. C. Tho president
has decided to promote Brlg.-
Gen. John F. Weston, now commissary
general of subsistence of tho army, to
bo a major general, to succeed MaJ,
Gen. Gcorgo M. Randall, who will bo
retired on tho 9th Inst. Gen. Weston
will take his place In tho line of tho
army and will be assigned to the com
mand, probably, of a division or a de
partment when a vacancy occurs.
Honors Paid to "the Soul of the
Defense' of Port Arthur.
The Most Imprcaalve Mllltnrr and.
Civil Spectacle Wltneaacd Since
the Early Day of the War.
St- Petersburg, Oct. 9. Tho arrival
of tho body of MaJ.-Gen. Krondratenko,
commander of the Seventh East Si
berian rifles, who was killed last De
cember at Port Arthur, and Its Inter
ment In tho venerable Alexander Nev
sky monastery, wero marked by the
most Impressive military and civil (
spcctaclo witnessed hero since the early
days of the war.
Thousands of spectators, standing un
covercd In a drizzling rain, walled tho
broad Novsky Prospect from tho Mos
cow station to the gates of tho monas
tery, while grand dukes, ministers of
state, courtiers and the highest officers
of tho army and navy, many of whom
had won distinction at Port Arthur and
In Manchuria, followed tho coffin on
foot through the muddy streets, as com
mon mourners with tho widow and son
of the dead general.
In the procession could be seen the
uniforms of every Russian military or
ganization. Each regiment of tho St.
Petersburg garrison sent a detachment
of veterans, many bearing tho 30-year
service medals, to form the military es
cort. The emperor had been expected to
attend, but as ho was unable to do so
ho was represented by Grand Duke
Metropolitan Antonlus, assisted by
tho Imperial choristers, celebrated the
"Panlcheda" for requiem, and eulogized
Gen. Krondratenko as "the soul of tho
defense, for when ho died the fortress
Secretory of War lMannlwr n Trip to
the Ciiniil Site llurinir the
Month of Xavember.
Washington, Oct. 8. Following the
announcement thai it had been decided
to make no change regarding the de
partment of tho government which
should control tho affairs of the Pan
ama canal, Secretary Taft announced
that ho would go to the Isthmus, unless
something unforeseen prevents. Ho
will leave Washington about tho first
weok In November, although conditions
may bo such that ho will be delayed
until tho 15th. 1 he decision to keep
the control of tho canal In tho war de
partment, instead of transferring It to
tho stato department, was definitely
reached In a discussion that followed
a cabinet meeting. When Secretary
Taft returns from New York, in a few
days, hrj will take up the question of
tho finances of tho Isthmian canal com
mission with President Roosevelt. Tho
great problem to bo decided is whether
tho work on tho Isthmus stall bo car
ried on by money obtained by appro
priations from congress, or whether con
gress shall bo asked to authorize tho
issue of Panama bonds, the proceeds
of which will bo applied to tho con
struction of tho canal.
Three Men Killed, One Injured and
it Car l.oiul of Itnee lloraca Ile
atroyed Near MIUcraburK, l'u.
Millersburg, Pa., Oct. 9. Three men
wero killed, ono man was Injured and
a carload of raco horses wero either
killed or so badly hurt that they had
to bo shot, as tho result of a collision
at tho Junction of tho Lykens Valley
branch of tiie Pennsylvania railroad, a
quarter of a mile south of this place.
Tho dead are:
Thcodoro Scott, Northumberland, fire
man. Ralph Hendershott, Sunbury, freight
Charle-j E. Berry, Sunbury, freight
The Injured man la Julius Desh, of
Sunbury, engineer, whoso leg was
crushed and body bruised. All the vic
tims were married.
The Culmination of an Italian Fam
ily Qu.xrrel Iteuehed In the
Cbuuiber of lltutli.
Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 9, A special
to the Times from Hastings, Neb., says:
Over tho dead body of his mother,
John Hudeuek shot his sister, his broth
er and his brother-in-law. Miss Fran
cis Uudcnck, aged 22, was shot in the
right hand; Jacob Hudenek, aged 52,
shot above the right eyo; Peter Smeall,
shot through tho left leg, through tho
abdomen, In tho left thigh and through
the left shoulder. To latter two are in
the left shoulder. Tho lyattcr two are in
curred In a death chamber at tho home
of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Smeall, 1350 West
Second street, where Mrs. M. Budenek
died Saturday night, and was tho culmi
nation of a family quarrel that had ex
isted for years.
All Hand Saved, not the Paaaensrera
Suffered Canalderahly Prom the
Vnaannl Bxnoaure.
Eureka, Cal., Oct. 7. Fast upon the
rocks, ono and one-half miles south of
Point Gorda, the San Francisco & Port
land Co.'s steamer, St. Paul, Capt.
Randall, lies a total wreck. Its 93 pas
sengers and crew of 05 men arc safe.
Some are on board of the steamer
Pomona, en route to San Francisco,
but the greater number are In Eureka,
having arrived on the tug Ranger and
the steamer Vanguard. The captain,
and most of the crew are in Eureka.
The steamer passengers suffered
much from exposure, and a number of
them fainted when they realized their
J. F. Wlckman, of San Francisco,
who arrived hero on tho Vanguard,
gavo the following account of the
"Tho first bump was as though we
wero rushing over stones. There wa3
a short interval of quiet, then a severs
rumbling, throwing tho boat from side
to side. I Jumped from my berth and
opened tho door. It was raining, and
the deck was apparently deserted, I
thought wo had been struck by some
heavy sea. Just then I heard some bells
ringing and loud talk and know that
wo were In for It.
"I saw officers and members of tho
crew awakening tho passengers. Some
women were In a stato of excitement.
After making a poor attempt at dress
ing, they appeared to gain control of
themselves, when assured by tho offi
cers that they had plenty of time.
"I left the ship in the second boat.
Wo stood by tho steamer according to
Instructions from tho captain, when a
heavy fog shut down and we put out
to sea. Two hours later wo sighted tho
St. Paul and shortly after tho Ranger
hovo in slgdt"
Capt. Randall says tho disaster was
duo to tho thick fog and attaches
blame to no ono.
Tho vessel will provo a total wreck.
The cargo, 1,100 tons of miscellaneous
freight, will also bs a total loss.
The Volume of Snrly Fall Trade,
While Not Unite So Active, Still
I.nrircr Thuii lMectcd.
New York, Oet. 7 Bradstreefs
weekly review says:
Whilo not so activo as In recently
preceding weeks, tho volume of trade
still exceeds expectations. Contributing
to this aro better reports from retail
lines, necessitating reorders of reason
able goods, fall festivals, enlarging
crop movement and a continued 1m
menso turnover in idustrlal lines. Com
plaints as to car shortages Increase,
the grain, coal, coke, iron and lumber
trades all reporting congestion from
this cause. Undiminished activity is
witnessed in the iron trade, demand for
crude and finished products surpassing
previous years at this period. Higher
levels of future cost, particularly as to
coke and ore, confront these trades.
Collections for tho country as a wholo
are good. Money is still moving to the
country and whilo In liberal supply
for ordinary trado purposes, higher
quotations at homo and abroad seem
certain, Hank clearings testify to new
heights being reached for this season
of tho year.
The Peoria National Hunk, of Which
X. C, Home hcrty Wan l'reNldent(
to tao Into Liquidation.
Peoria, 111., Oct. 7. As a direct result
of tho Indictment of N. C Dougherty
for forgery, tho directors of the Peoria
national bank, of which he was presU
dent, announced shortly after midnight
that they decided to discontinue busi
ness and would call In tho comptroller
of the currency to wind up tho affairs
of tho Institution. The meeting of di
rectors ijuUed all evening behind closed,
doors. It was admitted that a disas
trous run would be inevitable, and tho
only recourse was to liquidate at ouce.
Tho loan of $100,000 by the Peoria
clearinghouse was tied up In such
wise that It could not bo accepted. It
was learned that quiet withdrawals
from tho bank had been going on all
day, most of tho calls coming from,
banks In neighboring towns. The bank
was capitalized at $200,000.
Thirty-Five Miner Kntombed Tea
Iteacued and the Heat lu Mo
luiiueillnte lluiiiter.
Pueblo, Colo., Oct. 7. A defective
electrical generator started a destruc
tive flro at tho Fremont coal mine near
Florence, Col. All tho buildings, In
cluding the shaft house, were destroyed.
Thlrty-tlvo men wero working In the
mine at tho tlmo the flro started. Ten
of them wore rescued with difficulty
and 25 were still In the mine at 4 p. ra.
By some rood fortune tho air com
pressor was not damaged by the flames,
and It is confidently stated that the
entombed men are In no Immediate
danger. Tho loss will be about $80,000,

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