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Summary of tbe Dally Nows.
Skcbkt.Vhv Wilsos", of tho agricul
tural department, lias given instruc
tions to agents to purchase some good
American butter, have it put up in dif
ferent ways unci shipped to the London
market and tho comments of tho Eng
lish noted on the product. The secre
tary believes Americans can find a
good market In London for butter If
they know just what Is wanted over
The first meeting of tho cxecutlvo
committee of the National Association
of Democratic clubs took place at Wash
ington on tho lth. An address to the
democratic voters of tho country to
carry tho election of 1000 was adopted.
A UEKTixa of tho advisory board of
tho American Federation of Labor was
recently held at Washington for tho
purpose of agitating tho universal in
troduction of tho eight-hour day. He
quests will be inado to all workers
throughout tho country to hold mass
meetings on May 1, next, to declare
their determination to enforce tho
eight-hour day as soon as practicable
before, but certainly on, May 1, 1&03.
The government report for April on
Tioga makes the loss by disease 14.4 per
cent., against 13.8 per cent. In tho
April report for 1808. Tho hogs Janu
ary 1 were reported as 40,000,000, and
14.4 per cent of that number would
mean a loss by disease of 5,640,000 hogs.
Dkuocratio leaders celebrated the
154th anniversary of Jefferson's birth
day at Washington on the 13th by a
dinner. The toasts were briefly re
sponded to, except in tho case of Wll;
Ham J. Bryan, of Nebraska, who spoke
at length to the toast, "Thomas Jeffer
son." Richard P. Wand, of Missouri,
answered to the toast "Equal and exact
justice to all men."
Tiik agricultural department has
taken steps looking to tho extermina
tion of hog cholera and, as an initia
tive, has sought the co-operation of
the states of Tennessee and Iowa in an
experiment to determine how econom
ically the malady, which is devastat
ing the swine interests, can be stamped
out ,
Congressman Shattuck, of Ohio, on
the 14th nominated D. J. Bundy, a
colored lad of Cincinnati, to a cadet
ship at Annapolis. He has been urged
to withdraw his name, but says ho
will stand by tho appointment There
have been threats from tho students of
the naval academy of resigning.
President McKinlkv sent a special
message to congress on the 14th urg
ing it to make suitable provision for
the adequate representation of the
United States at tho Paris exposition
in 1000.
Tiik department of agriculture has
sent out to farmers and to experiment
al stations n large amount of beet
sugar seed with a view to. determlno
the feasibility of growing tho seed in
certain sections of the country. Bulle
tins will be prepared from time to time
and the people kept informed regard
ing the matter.
Congressman W, S. Holman, of In
diana, was lying critically ill at his
home in Washington on tho 15th. Ho
had a bad fall about ten days ago and
his condition was the result of the
United States Consul Little tele
graphed from Tegucigalpa, the capital
of Iionduras, on the 15th that a revolu
tion had broken out and that the re
public was under martial law.
It was current gossip at Washington
on tho 15th that Alan Arthur, son of
the late cx-Prcsldcnt Chester A. Arthur,
will soon be appointed minister to Hol
land. ,
The failures for the week ended the
loth in the United States, according to
Ilrodstreot'8 report, were 105, against
344 in the corresponding week last
The two sons of Mr. Ilesson, aged 0
and 15 years, living at Greenland, Ark.,
took a bath, dressed themselves in their
best clothes, took a dose of strychnine
and then went to bed after pinning a
note on the door bidding their parents
jrood-by. Tho act was done because
their parents had gone out and left
them at home.
Cassimek Keglen, a monk of tho Or
der of Resurrectionists at Chicago, has
Invented a bullet-proof eloth of silk
and wool, treated chemically. A piece
of tho cloth stopped a steel jacketed
bullet fired into It from a regular
United States rifle at a distance of 150
Dr. Luis Morkja, a prominent phy
sician of Merida, Mex., claims to have
discovered a certain euro for yellow
fever. This euro is in tho form of a
liquid preparation from the root of a
plant of that region, and its efficacy
has been tested in a number of cases
and proved successful in every case.
William Kaufmann, of Wright coun
ty, la., was attacked by hiccoughs tho
other day. Ho was a man of strong
constitution, but was compelled to take
tohls bed and succumbed, passing away
in terriblo agony.
A dynamite explosion recently oo
currcd in n deep mino at I'Langlaarte,
Africa. Eight English and S3 native
miners were killed.
Br tho explosion of an imperfect
blast in the Monarch mine near Mad
lsonvllle, Ky., twp men, named Robert
Charlton and -Theodore- Stone, lost
thelMlvcs. , i
lN"a drunken flght on a shanty boat
at Bellaire, O., Jim Williams, the own
er, killed his vifo and Charles Horner
with a club' and then floated down the
river with tho dead,bodies. Tho story
was told by one of the combatants who
escaped. v
Cashier Stickney, of the Great Falls
national bank at Somcrsworth, N. 11.,
was brutally murdered by two desper
adoes, who robbed the bank and es
caped with nearly all tho cash.
John Randall, a tramp, was run
down on the C, B. & Q. tracks at Rock
Island, 111., and had both legs cut off.
Ho died from the injuries at the hos
pital. Harrison Dawson, a big colored min
ister, has astonished his brethren at
Mayfield, Ky., by deserting hiswifo
and 13 children. Ho eloped with a
buxom colored sister.
Mrs. Elizareth R. Tilton, tho wife
of Henry Ward Beccher's accuser, died
recently at her homo in Brooklyn.
Sinco the famous Beccher trial she had
lived in strict retirement Theodore
Tilton, her husband, is in Paris, where
he has lived ever since tho Beccher
A fire at Lindsey, a village eight
miles west of Fremont, O., on the 15th
destroyed tho post ofllco, a drug store,
a grocery, a meat market, tho new
produce exchange building, town hall
and G. A. R. hall. Tho villagers fought
the fire heroically with hand engines.
The recent report of tho viceroy of
India on the famine situation showed
that 2,o53,000 persons were employed
on the relief works, against 3,141,323
persons so employed a month previous.
The condition of tho people In the
affected districts was pronounced to be
from fair to good.
The big sawmill plant of the Can
field Lumber Co. at Canfield, Ark., was
completely destroyed by fire on the
15th. Estimated loss, 850,000; insur
ance, 920,000.
While tapping a blast at the Repub
lican iron works at Pittsburgh, Pa.,
the other morning, the molten metal
boiled over into a pit of water causing
an explosion. Five men were badly
burned, two of whom will probably die.
Because he could not write William
Mitchell was arrested in East St Louis
and taken to the Chester, 111., peniten
tiary. Mitchell was a paroled convict
under tho new Illinois law and prison
ers taking advantage of the law must
report by mail once a month to the
warden. Mitchell relied upon a friend
to write to the warden, but the friend
forgot his promise
The hill immediately over tho mouth
of the Yorkville mines, near Bellaire,
0., gavo way the other morulng and
7,000 tons of dirt and rock crashed
down completely closing up the en
trance and breaking the archway 100
feet A driver named Jeffrey was en
tombed and was not rescued until sev
eral hours afterward.
The 21st and decisive game of tho
Plllsbnry-Showalter chess match at
New York was won by Pillsbury. The
final score was: Pillsbury, 10; Sho
waiter, 8; drawn, 3.
Dan A. Stuart at Chicago on the
14th denied the -story that tho pictures
of the Carson fight had proved worth
less. They were, he said, entirely sat
isfactory. Three London papers tho Globe,
tho St James Gazette and the Pall
Mall Gazette ridicule the idea of the
United States bimetallic commission
having any practical result
While a train was passing out of
Johnsonburg, PA., tho trainmen were
horrified to sec a man on a burning
pile of ties on the track. The train
was stopped and the man rescued. He
was badly burned and said ho was
bound and put on the pile by some
AN explosion oi gasonno soi nre to
tho Bradley block at Cleveland, O. and
the occupants were panic-stricken.
Three men were badly burned.
While seated at the breakfast table
at Chicago on tho 14th Mathias Ouster,
22 years old, was shot and killed by his
stepfather, John Formillcr. Formiller
then blew out his own brains. Family
quarrels caused the tragedy.
Jesse Evans, a negro, charged with
accosting two little white girls, was
riddled with bullets by a posse at Ed
wards, Miss., and the body left In tho
public street The cvidenco against
the negro was conclusive.
A Chicago dispatch stated that natu
ral gas had been struck in unlimited
quantities within the city limits, a
market gardaner of Rosehlll, while
boring for water, stumbling upon the
flow of gas.
Ten persons were killed by an explo
sion of fire damp in the Oberhausen
pit at Essen-on-the-Ruhr.
James Orcutt, 10 years old, living at
St Xouis, jumped off of a freight train
in tho Illinois Central yards and had
both his feet cut off.
George W. Gunter, 15 years old, shot
his 15-year-old sweetheart, Alberta
Stanford, In a jealous rage at Hot
Springs, Ark. The girl died instantly.
Near Do Koven, Union county, Ky.,
William Green, a deputy constable,
and James Green were shot dead and
Constable William Beset severely
wounded by William Cody and Thomas
nite, who were under arrest for post
office robbery. Cody and Hite escaped.
The I. O. 0. F. grand lodgo of the
Indian territory, recently in session at
Muskogee, elected I. R. Mason, of Ard
morc, grand master and C. W. Hatfield,
of Wagoner, grand secretary.
The deop water committees from
Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma met
with a like committee appointed by
Gov. Culberson at Austin, Tex'., on"
the 10th. Gov. Leedy, of Kansas, ad
dressed the meeting and said that the
people of his state were in need of re
duced freight rates and that, if they
could not get them, they proposed to
build a state road from Kansas to tho
Cait. Daniel Haynes, formerly
claim agent of tho St Louis South
western railway, was convicted at Pino
Bluffs, Ark., of embezzling S40.000 of
tho company's money.
William Harrison, amcinployo In
tho coal mines, near Harrison, Ky., at
tempted to commit suicides by shooting
himself through the breast with a
pistol, after trying to kill his wifo and
her father-in-law, who escaped and hid
themselves. He was jealous of his
A dispatch from New Haven, Conn.,
said that Clarence Verrill had broken
the strength record made by Charles
Chadwick, of Yale, recently. Chad
wick's total was 1.038 kilos. Vcrrill's
was 1,070. Verrill is a scientific school
freshman. Ho weighs only 145 pounds.
Four boat riders went over tho dam
at Ottumua, la., tho other night
Lizzie Fird, 111 years old, was drowned.
Tho man rowing lost control of tho
A'rnorostTioN has been made to tho
Cuban junta at Washington by a rep
rescntntivo of the American Volunteer
league, an organization with branches
in Kansas, Missouri, Texas and at least
20 western states, mostly composed of
the militia, to put 15,000 American sot
diers in Cuba within 00 days, "to
march from one end of the Island to
tho other and to lick every Spanish
forco in the way." The offer was being
The St Louis Dairy Co. was found
guilty in the United States district
court at St Louis of having imported
contract labor and will have to pay
$1,000, the penalty provided by law.
Tho complaint in the case charged that
on May 14, 1802, the defendant com
pany contracted with one Edward T.
Nulls, then a resident of Worcester,
Eng., to como to St Louis and engage
in Its service as dairyman, and that
the sum ot S100 was advanced Nulls to
enable him to pay for his passage.
A financial delegate of the Russian
government at Paris, speaking in re
gard to the American bimetallic com
mission, said that M. De Witt's finan
cial policy was now definitely accepted
by Russia, which is irrevocably com
mitted to the gold standard. Tho
delegate udded that in his opinion
Great Britain, Austria and Germany
would place insuperable difficulties in
the way of the adoption of Interna
tional bimetallism.
One of the most picturesque struc
tures In New Orleans, known as the
Moresque block; was totally destroyed
by fire on tho 15th. Its walls were
built entirely of iron, in a Moorish de
sign. Dottie Farnsworth defeated Helen
Baldwin in the 25-mile bicycle race at
Detroit, Midi. Time, 1:08:30.
Mail advices from Honolulu stated
that Japanese soldiers have been pour
ing into Hawaii in disguise as immi
grants. It was asserted that Japasi
was scheming to secure control of tho
The Brook' vn Eacle published an
Interview with Lieut Peary on tho1
17th, in which the arctic explorer said
that tho 8150,000 needed for the new
polar expedition was all raised and a
trip would be made this summer to ar
range all the necessary details.
B. Frank Butts, of Kansas City, Ma,
who assisted Rev. J. B. Culpepper, tho
evangelist, in a religious meeting at
Sherman, Tex., was ordered to leave
that town by a delegation of citizens,
because ho made some remarks reflect
ing on the virtue of southern women.
Thk pngue ot buffalo gnats was re
I ported spreadlng throughout the low.
er coast counties in Texas and It was
estimated that the pests had caused the
death of over 1,000 horses and other
farm animals in the counties east of
The Blakcslce family of misers at
Flndjay, 0., were robbed of 81,000 by
12 masked men, who broke into tho
house, bound the two men and two
women, burned their feet and tortured
them until they revealed where their
money was hidden.
DanCreedon has signed articles at
New York to box "Kid" McCoy 20 to 40
rounds for the middleweight cham
pionship of the world at 153 pounds
The body of Gen. Grant was trans
ferred from tho temporary tomb and
put into its final resting place within
the huge granite sarcophagus In the
mausoleum at Rlversido cemetery, N.
Y.. on the 17th.
Misr Francis Willard and tho Chi
cago W. C. T. U. have declared war on
tho soda fountains, saying that somo
of them dispense drinks to women
which are strong enough and varied
enough to serve as mixed drinks in any
saloon and are thus educating young
girls in a taste for strong drinks.
Following tho news of tho incursion
by the Greeks on Turkish territory,
the council of ministers at Constanti
nople declared that war had broken
out and recalled the assembly, gavo his
passports to the Greek minister and
ordered tho Turkish military com
mander to tako the offeusive. On the
18th half a dozen battles raged be
between the Greeks and Turks and
it was said that tho Greeks got tho
wont of tho skirmishes.
Fiends Apply tho Torch In the Busi
ness Center of gamma City.
Mora Than Half Dosen Flree QalcUy
Started Scarrett Estate torn Valu
able Buildings A Night of Terror
Failed, by Business Hen.
Kansas City, Mo., April 15. The fire
fiend was busy in Kansas City last
night Over tbe business center of t
the town tho torch of destruction was '
brandished and a stiff breeze caught
up and scattered myriad sparUs as they
welled from a flame-engulfed building
and menaced millions of dollars' worth
of property and threatened for a while
to blaze a charred and blackened path
along Walnut and Main streets as long
as thero was food to feed upon.
Never before in the city's history has
tho alarm of fire carried such a feeling
of terror to the people. The wild cry
of fire sounding In the night had added
horrors last night Thero was every
cvidenco that a well-organized and
systematic band of firebugs was indus
triously at work. Thousands assem
bled to witness the illumination.
Thieves circulated In the crowds.
When the alarms began to come in,
men and women pushed and jostled
through tho streets, shouting "Fire,
fire!" in a delirium of excitement Tho
feeling that firebugs were at work
spread among the crowd, nnd muttered
threats could bo ncara on every siae.
Many merchants took tho precaution
to throw out guards to protect their
property from incendiaries. It was
thought that an effort was made by
gamblers to burn the town; another
theory was that robbers did tho work
to enable them to loot the homes of
the people.
At 9:15 last evening a great sheet of
flame suddenly broke through the win
dows ot the fourth and fifth floors of
tho big five-story building located in
tho middle of the block on Walnut
street, between Eighth and Ninth
streets, directly opposite tho fire de
partment's headquarters. The big
building was practically unoccupied.
Last week it had been used for the pure
food show, and all the exhibits of
the show had been removed. While
the walls are still standing, the
building is a total wreck. It cost
800,000 when it was built and was well
worth this amount The buildings in
the rear, fronting on Main street, were
also damaged. The entire loss, Includ
ing the damage done by water, will not
be more than 8100,000.
While all tho flre-flghtlng force of
the city was engaged in stopping the
big blaze in the Scarritt buildings
alarm after alarm came In from differ
ent parts of town. Thero were eight
separate alarms besides the first two
summoning tho department to the big
fire on Walnut street as follows: At
10:15 p. m., a small fruit stand at 515
Delaware; at 10:25, a stairway leading
to a deserted cellar at 510 Delaware
street; at 10:45, a false alarm of fire at
Twelfth street and Grand avenue; at
11:10, a shanty at Second and-Wyan-dotte
streets; at 11:20, a bicycle ware
house belonging to Lawrence Bros,
at 1210 Walnut street; shortly after
it was discovered that the floor of tho
D. 8. Mayer Liquor Co., at 114 East
Twelfth street, had been saturated
with coal oil and was reudy for the
torch, but tho proprietor had guards
surround the building and saved it
from destruction. At 12:20 a. m., the
southeast corner of Eighth and Main
streets, top of Economy furniture
building was discovered on fire; at 1:10
G. W. Lovcjoy's planing mill. Four
teenth and Main streets, and at 2:20 a
Shanty on Guinotto avenue, near
Helm's brewery, was burned.
The total losses amounted to about
Family of Seven Drowned Wlillo Trying ta
ICscape front the Flood In Arkansas.
Helena, Ark., April 15. A distress
ing accident occurred ten miles west
of this city, resulting in the drowning
of a family of seven negroes. Sylvester
Sanders, a tenant on the Joal Higglns
farm, where the current has been so
swift as to threaten the destruction of
the houses, left with his family, wife)
and five children, for high ground.
Unfortunately, ho took into his flat
boat a largo bull which ho valued
highly. When near the Call cot t place
and within a mile of the hills, the bull,
which was almost famished, attempt
ed to eat the small limbs of the willow
trees through which the boat was be
ing laboriously pushed. Tho animal's
action tipped the boat and frightened
the inmates, v ho made frantic efforts
to right it In the excitement the ani
mal kicked the side of tho boat to
pieces and the entire family was
drowned. Some negroes saw them, but
were unable to render any assistance.
Edward Lacy, a Kansas City Negro, Gives)
09 Years for Murder.
Kansas City. Mo., April 15. Ed
Lacey was found guilty by a jury in
the criminal court yesterday of murder
in the second degreo for stabbing
Moses Henshaw to death on the night
of October 17 last His punishment
was fixed at 99 years in the peniten
tiary. Lacey's aged mother created a
scene when the verdict was announced,
shrieking wildly and then falling to
the floor in a faint Lacey received tho
verdict with composure. He had ex
pected a hanging sentences and was
much Telle red at escaping the gal lows.
A Great Discovery, In Egypt la ,18S1
Barneses 1L '
The greatest discovery of mummies
ever made in Egypt was in the year
1881, when the remains of 89 royal
personages were brought to light at
Dier-el-Bahari, Thebes. One of these
was proved to be the mummy of King
Barneses, IL, tho third king of the
ninth dynasty and the Pharaoh of the
Jewish captivity. This mummy was !
in a perfect state of preservation. The
mummy case itself was of sycamore
wood, plain and unvarnished, and
without a spot or stripe of paint, some
thing reckoned as unusual. The case
was, however, carved to represent
Rameses In the position of Osiris. '1 ne
crossed arms rested upon tho breast
In the right hand was the royal whip
-and in the left the royal book.
The features were most delicately
carved in the soft wood, and the
whole was surmounted with the
crown of upper and lower Egypt and
surrounded by n carved representation
of the uracus serpent The name off
Rameses was written in plain black
characters upon the case, which bore
no other text or representation what
ever, strongly contrasting with the ex
aggerated dedications noted on almost
nil the other cases found in tho same
pit The mummy Itself was carefully
wrapped in rose colored and yellow
linen of a texture finer than tho very
finest India muslin. In different fold
of this linen several dried lotus flowers.
and leaves were found. In the folds ot
one of the bands which passed across!
the graveclothes to keep them in shape
was a folded papyrus bearing inscrip
tions which informed the reader that
this, the mummy of Rameses II., was
concealed in the pit, where it was
found at a time when a foreign army
invaded Egypt This quaint bit of in
formation, which was probably writ
ten 2,000 or 2,500 years ago, is as plain '
as though it had been penned but yes
terday. St Louis Republic
Family Frlda.
A raw Scotch lad joined the volun
teers and on the first parade day his
sister came with his mother to see the
regiment On the march past Jock
was out of step. "Look, mither," said
his sister, "they're a' oot o step but
oor JockP Glasgow Herald.
Impure Blood
"My blood wss out of order, and I be
gan taking Hood's SaraaparUls. It has
purified my blood and relieved me of
rheumatism, kidney trouble and siclc
headaches. I am now able to do a good
day's work. Rheumatism has troubled me
since I wss a child, but I am now entirely
well." Miss Piieobs Buur, Box 445,
Pasadena, California. Remember
Hood's Sarsaparilla
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Indorsed by over 1,000.000 wearers as ths
best In style, fit and durability of any shoe ever
offered at efca.OO.
It to made In all the XJLTBST SHATE8 and.
styles and of every variety of leather.
One dealer In a town siren exclusive sale and
advertised In local paper on receipt of reason
able order. W Write for catalogue to W. X.
SOUOnAS, Brockton, Has.
Any child can see at a glance the
saving to the purchaser of the
Waverley Bicycle. Th famous
model of last year Is greatly Im
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We have no new machinery to buy.
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