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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL PART TWO , N011FOL1C , NEBRASKA , FRIDAY , MARCH 27 , 11)08. ) PAGES 9 TO 12 Two Persons Killed and Many Others Injured. -DUG FROM HOLE IN FIERY CAR. iFour Cars nro Lost by Flro After the Wreck Occurred nt Thompson This Morning People dust Saved After Noon. Thompson , 111. , March 27 , 8:05 : p. tn. Special to The News : In the wrook that occurred hero this morning the passengers have boon taken from the burning curs , through n hole in the floor. Two nro dead and twenty in jured severely. Four oars nro totnly .burnod. Burlington Train Wrecked. Thompson , 111. , March 27 Special to 'Tho News : The Burlington's St. Paul- 'Chicago train was wrecked hero this morning , the cars being piled up in the ditch. The sleeper imd chair car were "buried and'many of the passengers were injured. At this report the number of the persons injured has not boon learned. General In Wreck. La Costa , Texas , March 21. Special to The News : The Southern Pacific "Sunset Limited" collided with a pas- 'Bongor train at this place this morning. 'Three persons were killed and niuo seriously injured. The Pullman sleep ing oar was telescoped and its contents killed or injured. The private car of the Mexican general - oral , Troviuos , was attached to the train , but the general escaped serious injury. The entire train of cars was burned and both locomotives destroyed. FATAL WRECK ON OMAHA ROAD. Passenger Collides With Logging Train , Killing Fireman. Haywnrd , Wls. , March 27. In a wreck on the Omaha road hero a pas- -Benger train collided with a logging train , telescoping the engine , mail and baggage cars. Fireman Frank 33apen of the passenger train was killed and J. 0. Hlner , the passenger V -engineer , was badly bruised. No oth ers were hurt. The fault lay with the logging train , which thought the pas- 'Benger had gone. A blinding snow storm made it impossible to see but a short distance or both engineers -could have seen the danger. Freight Cuts Train In Two. Kansas City , March 27. At a crossIng - Ing at Kansas City , Kan. , a heavy Mis souri Pacific freight train ran into the St. Paul express on the Chicago Great Western railway , cutting the lat ter train in two and badly wrecking the rear chair car and sleeper. Most of the passengers were In the ordinary coach and all , as well as both crows , escaped injury. LEVEE OUT-WORST IN HISTORY , Crevasse Three Miles Wide Whole Country is Flooded. Greenville , Miss. , 4:15 p. m. Special to The kNows : The levee below thTs city has jnst broken and there is a cre vasse throe miles wide. The whole country is flooded. It is the worst breakin the history of the Mississippi. VAST CONTINENT IN SOUTH. 'Pole Is Surrounded by Land , Much of It Made Up of Lofty Mountains. 'London ' , March 27. President Mark- .ham of the Royal Geographical socle- ty , commenting on the achievements of the British Antarctic ship Discov ery , says It has been proved conclu sively that the greater part of the Ant arctic region Is a vast continent. Captain Scott , the commander of the Discovery , penetrated 100 miles farther south than any previous ex plorer , and discovered an extensive mountainous region , hitherto abso lutely unknown , extending to 83.20 south. He thinks this Indicates that the land stretches to the polo in a se ries of very lofty mountains , which Is considered to bo far the most import ant geographical result ever achieved In Antarctic explorations. The Dis covery wintered 400 miles farther south than any vessl bad previously wintered. Louisiana Levee Cut. New Orleans , March 27. The first crevasse In Louisiana occurred early this morning , 150 feet of the levee near Lucy , forty miles above the city , giving way. It is the dividing line . between St. Charles and St. John par ishes. It is a big levee , four feet above the water , and is presumed to " have been cut. Tangier Asks for Aid. Now York , March 27. Tangier , according - . cording to a dispatch to the Times from that city , via London , has sent pressing letters to Fez asking for mili tary assistance , without which , it is . declared , the disturbances among the mountain tribes will bo very serious. It is stated that over 1,000 men are reaulred. Boy Kills His Stepfather. Peorla , March 27. Leslie Zeine . aged seventeen , shot and almost In stantly killed hla stepfather , Charles Kranso , a farmer , aged forty-four. The latter was abusing the boy's mother . and when Zelno remonstrated attack - ed.ihlm. Zelno grabbed a tun aad i -killed him. . STEEL PLANTS ARE MERGED. National Steel Company Is the Name of the New Concern. Trenton , N. J. , March 27. Artlclca of merger were filed in the office of the secretary of sinio , merging tno American Steel Switch company , Na tional Steel company nnd the Carnegie company , The merged corporation late to bo known as the National Stool company , with a capitalization of $03,000,000. The combined capital of the old companies amounted to $2G2 , 000,000. By this merger the now corporation will save over $7,000 each year In feus paid to the state of Now Jemoy. The directors of the now corporation nro W. E. Corey , C. M. Schwab , F. II. Gray , W. W. Blackburn and Tromas Murray. In this now merger there appeared to bo evidence that the nnina of Car negie would bo obliterated from the business of the United States Stcol corporation. A careful examination , however , shows that whllo the Car- ncglo Steel company Is merged with the others , that the National Stool company , under Its now form , becomes a subsidiary corporation to the Car- neglo company. EMPRESS BREAKS HER ARM. Augusta of Germany Was Thrown From Her Horse Today. Berlin , March 87. Special to The News : The empress of Germany , Augusta Victoria , was this morning thrown from her riding horse and sus tained from the fall a broken arm. She is resting as easily as could bo expected , although she is somewhat nervous from the shock. CUBA MAY INSIST ON TERMS. Deolrcs That Treaty Be Finally Ap proved Before Year Closes. Havana , March 27. The chance for carrying through the reciprocity treaty appears slender , unless the United States government concedes the Cuban senate the right to provide that the treaty shall not bo effective unless it is ratified by the United States congress during the present year. The senate committee on foreign relations decided to report today in favor of the adoption of all the amend ments to the treaty , but also to adopt a separate provision as an accompani ment to the effect that the notification must be complete before Dec. 31. Guayaquil Post , Still Vacant. WashlngCon , March 27. Guayaquil is acquiring a bad reputation as a con Bular post. First came the pathetic details of the death of Artist Nash , then Mr. Sawter went to the city and fled incontinently because of the yel low epidemic , leaving a vacancy , and within a few months has occurred the third vacancy , which remains to be filled , for Dr. William Shaw Bowen will not take the place , though ho was nominated and confirmed by the sen ate as consul. It is said that some old court-martial record has been revived to his detriment. Jamaican Reciprocity Treaty Falls. Washington , March 27. The an. nouncement in the Jamaican leglsla ture of the failure of the reciprocity treaty with the United States is but a forerunner of what may be expected In the case of all agreements of a similar character which failed to secure ac tlon by the United States senate. It was evident from the attitude of the body that the members were opposed to the reciprocity idea , as outlined in the reciprocity treaties that were sent to It by the president , and all efforts along that line have been abandoned by the administration. Children to Wave Flags. DCS Moines , March 27. Sixteen thousand school children , with flags waving , have been engaged by the committee on arrangements to greet President Roosevelt on his visit to this city April 28. The children will bo formed on the commons of the state house in such a manner as to spell the word "Roosevelt. " The campus is a gradual slope and presents a splendid opportunity to make a beauti ful display. Death of William E. Annln. Phoenix , Ariz. , March 27. William E. Annln , a special agent in charge of the rural mail route service of the Denver division , died hero of tubercu losis , aged forty-seven years. Ho leaves a wlfo and two children. For years Mr. Annln was one of the mosl brilliant newspaper of the congres sional gallery at Washington. Akron Has $250,000 Fire. Akron , O. , March 27. The explo sion Of a can of gasoline at the plant of the American Cycle company here resulted in the destruction by flro o : the entire works and also the plant o : the India Rubber company , adjoining Charles Leroy and Lewis Hlroman workmen In the bicycle plant , were painfully burned by the exploding gasoline. The losses will aggregate $250,000 , with $140,000 Insurance. Freight Embargo Lifted. Chicago , March 27. Eastern railway lines gave general notice that the embargo barge which 1ms existed for months against traffic from western lines baa been raised , and that the eastern lines are in normal condition. The sltua tlon was relieved somewhat by the loading of about 2,000,000 bushels o wheat on lake steamers to await the opening of navigation. Nationalists and Conservatives Approve Irish Measure. ULSTER LANDLORDS OPPOSE IT. Majority of Them Not Likely to Sell Tholr Estates William O'Brien Says BUI Has Some Weak Spots , but Sees Good In It. London , March 27. Mr. Wyndhnin has no cause to bo dlssnttBllud with the reception BO far given to the IrlBli land bill. A day's rolluctlon has not modified the first favorable opinions expressed. Perhaps the strongest In dlcatlons of opposition yet ovlnccil have como from the Ulster landlordH , the majority of whom nro said to bo unlikely to neil their ostatofl. T. W. Russell , member for ono of the Ulster divisions , declares that this difficulty , arising from the absence of a compul sory law In the bill , will result In a continuance of the agitation In Ulster by the tenants , who thus are deprived of availing themselves of the now measure. William O'Brien has Issued a mani festo criticising many features of the bill' ' but strongly deprecating any thing llko a hasty condemnation by the nationalist convention. Generally speaking , the nationalists heartily wel come the bill , not because they regard it Is perfect , but because it gives min isterial sanction to the principle of state aid in the shape of the bonus provided for under the bill , and be cause It Is hold to contain the germs of a future measure of self-govern- mont for Ircl-Ad. Mr. Asqulth , speaking nt St. Albans. said that without being sanguine , cred ulous or optimistic , ho could not help thinking that If , by a concordat such as this bill , they could hope for a sat isfactory land settlement , it was not beyond the bounds of statesmanship that by a llko concordat between Ire land on one side and all the parties In England on the other , they should make an equally substantial advance towards settling the problem of Irish government. Among the provisions which Mr. Wyndham had not time to explain Is a very Important one , swooping away all arrears of rent , except for a year preceding the passage of the net. Several other extremely good features of the measure will como to light when the text is distributed. Immigration la Increasing. New York , March 27. Immigration figures for March show that Immigra tion is increasing In splto of the un usual strictness of Inspection on both sides of the ocean. During the first twenty-five days of March 49,102 Immi grants arrived , or 4,000 more than dur ing Iho same period last year. About 10,000 arc duo to land during the rest of the month. WILL ADJOURN APRIL 7. Nebraska Law Makers Will Stop Work Week From Tuesday. Lincoln , March 27. Special to The News : The legislature will adjourn April 7. MAY CLOSE COTTON MILLS. Textile Council Orders Strike on Mon day Next If Demands Not Granted. Lowell , Mass. , March 27. The tex tile council , made up of delegates from seven labor unions , formally or dered a strike on Monday next In Bovcn of the big cotton mill corpora tions In this city , If the request for a 10 per cent Increase of wages Is not granted by that time. This action was anticipated , as each of the seven unions had Instructed its delegates to the council to vote In favor of "forcing the issue. " The members of the coun cil believe that the order will not be come effective on Monday morning , but will bo observed to the extent that by the same evening nearly 20- 000 persons employed in seven mills will bo out of work. * Says Day of Strikes Is Past. Peorla , 111. , March 27. Bishop Spauldlng. who has just returned from his labors on the authracite Btriko commission , in an interview in this city , gave it as his opinion that the period of strikes In the United States has passed forever and that arbltra tlon would bo used to settle all labor difficulties In the future. The bishop thinks that the precedent established by the commission will do much to brine about this state otaffalra. _ Jefferson In New Role. West Palm Beach , Fla. , March 27. Joseph Jefferson , the distinguished actor , will appear here in a new role as president of an electric light and power company , which has been or ganized hero with a $50,000 capital. Street Car Tleup at Seattle. Seattle , Wash. , March 27. The tie- up of the street car service was almost complete on the first day of the strike. But seven cars were operated during the day and these ran only spasmodrc- olly. New York Senate Passes Canal Bill. Albany , N. Y. , March 27. The $101- 000,000 canal referendum bill passed the assembly by a vote of 78 ayes to 85 noes , after a discussion of nine hours , in which party lines were prao- tlcallr abandoned. t BURDICK INQUEST ENDED. Investigation Hao Thrown Little Light Upon the Murder. Buffalo , March 27. At the c'lonn of the Inquest Into the death of ICilwIn 1. . Burdlck , who WIXR murilprod Junt n nunth ago , Judge Murphy annnuncoil that an official Inquiry Into the tragic dwith of Arthur II. Ponnoll , who ban flgurod BO prominently In the Burdlck InquoBt , will begin Monday. The Burdlck Inquest has served to develop Bovoral theorlos rolntlvo to the crlino that had boon suggested many days ago , but It would bo hardly correct to Bay that Iho Investigation has added anything langlblo to any of these Ihcorlcn. Asldo from the fail ure of the authorities to Bccuro evi dence bearing directly upon the commission - mission of the crlmo or to establish the Identity of the murderer , ( hero la a fooling of satisfaction that thn namn of Mr. Burdlck IHIB boon lifted front Iho mlro In which It wan llmt dragged , and bin character flhown In Its true light. The ovldencn brought out un der the examination of wltnonsos by District Attorney Coatswnrth ban nlimvn Burdlck to have boon a loving father , always willing to Bacrlflco his own happlnons and prldo for the Bnko of hlB children ; that ho was the vic tim of false charges , broken plodgon and , In face of It all , an Indulgent and loving husband. The offortn of the au thorities to fix the crlma upon someone ono will not end with the Inquoflt. At the sarno tlmo there IB now little hope of BUCCCBB In thin undertaking , and the murder probably will go down In criminal history us ono of the great unsolved mysteries. COAL OPERATORS BACK OUT. Marklo & Pardoo Try to Slide Through Commission's Findings , Hazeltowu , Pa. , March 27. Spcoinl to The News : There IB trouble here in regard to the coal minors' situation. M-irklo & Pardeo , operators , are at tempting to back out of the ilndlngH ( it ! the oomtniHBlon appointed by President Roosevelt to investigate the matter. AH a resnlt the minors , themselves , Imvo olVored resistance and the end is un certain. New Venire for Stratton Case. Colorado Springs , Colo. , March 27. Judge Seeds granted the motion of the attorneys for the executors of W. S. Stratton's will to quash the panel of jurors In attendance upon the district court and ordered a new venire , re turnable tomorrow , when tlio aclcc- tlon of a Jury to try the will contest will bo begun. Holbrook Has a Bad Fire. Holbrook , Nob. , March 27. Hoi. brook had the most disastrous flro elnco Its Incorporation. The entire business portion of the town , Including North Miller's and Cooper's gen eral stores , was consumed by fire. The probable loss will bo $20,000 , with only P0,000 insurance. Edward Is In Good Health. London , March 27. The vnguo Bug- Ecstlon of the Liverpool Post thai King Edward Is In poor health and suffers from depression docs not find confirmation In well Informed quar ters. The king Is frequently scon In public and is apparently in excellent health and spirits. Ho will start for Lisbon on Monday , and then will go on a yachting tour. Funeral of General MacDonald. London , March 27. The funeral of General MacDonald will be private , because It Is the custom in the Brit ish army not to accord military honors to an officer who has committed sui cide. The war office has Issued an ex planation that It Is in accordance with the wishes of the dead officer's rela tions that the funeral will take place in Paris. May Abolish Grain Tax. London , March 27. According to the Pall Mall Gazette , Chancellor of tha Exchequer Ritchie Is likely to abolish the grain tax in the forthcoming budget , making a reduction of 3 ponce In the Income tax. This belief , how ever , Is hardly borne out by the chan cellor's recent statement to a deputa tion of grain dealers. o + o .o4o > -.o4o.--o + o. o + oo4o * WORTH-WHILE FEATURES IN NORFOLK TODAY , -.o4o.--o4o .o4o ° 4 ° > - - ° 4 < > THE INCREASE in circulation of THE NEWS since the new telegraphic service has been added , has surpassed all expectations of the publisher. It was anticipated that the improved ser vice must bring n larger list of sub scribers , and therefrom advertising , but it was hardly hoped that the now readers wonld come in BO rapidly. The circulation is being worked constantly nnd as soon as people learn that the tolo- graphio news may bo had nearly twenty hours ahead of morning dailies and twent.y-BGvon hears ahead of Omaha or Lincoln evening papers , they want THE NIJWS. The paper is better suited to bring profitable results to advertisers ) both locally and in surrounding towns , than over before. _ DR. O. A. MoKIM , veterinarian. 'Phonos , ofllco 105 , residence , 14. NEW PIOTURB nnuldinga-Mxoy. SHORT ORDER restaurant , Hnmmol BEEF and pork today. The Palace. FEED STORE for seeds. National Council of Women Opens at New Orleans. NO NEGRO DELEGATES PRESENT. Announcement of the Feasibility of Colored Women Attending Makes Reception by National OHIcoro a Sllmly.Attcnded Affair. Now OrluniiB , March 27 , The threatened trouble * over the color question having Blmmorod down , the National Council of Women of I ho United StntoH opunotl tlinlr executive oosHlon horu and the gunornl olllcerH hold tholr pnbllo recaption. No no * iroo were present on either occnHlan , Mm. May Wright Howall , prcHldont of the International council , mild there had never been any probability of tha attendance of a colored woman nt the social function. Similar rocoptlonn had always boon given In the north , but on no Oceanian had a negro wotnun attended. Thorn nro only two col ored women in the world entitled to bo prcHont at the business Hussions here , iiulil Mrs. Bewail , Ono wan Mm. YatoH of MlBHOiirl. The other was Mm. WIlllamH of thin city. Mm. Yaton could not come nnd ttont her proxy. "Hut Mrs. Williams , to whom the proxy was forwarded , has written tome mo that she never had any Intention of participating In the mooting , " con tinued Mm. Hawaii , "and BO there never has boon any danger of a min gling of the whiles nnd blacks during our stay In Now Orleans. " Mm. Mary Swift presided over the mooting , which wno executive. Mrs. Sowall , president of ( ho International council , and Miss SIIHIUI Hi Anthony , honorary president of the National Woman's Suffrage association , were the guests of honor. Mm. Via Jamison Miller , corresponding nocrotary , pre sented a report reviewing the work of the council during the year and calling special attention to the serious blow which it had sustained In the death of its president , Mm. Ilolmuth. At the buslnopB Reunion , the na tional bureau showed that not only had many moro secretaries boon ap pointed , but that many moro newspa pers throughout the country had con sented to publish Itcmn concerning the work. The peace and arbitration committee presented a report show ing the spread ot the movement. The unfortunate announcement of the possibility of colored delegates at tending , which Impelled local women to withdraw from the reception nr rangemonlB , not only made the recep tion by the national officials n sllmly attended affair , but will probably ro suit In the future separation of the conventions of the National Woman's Suffrage association and the National Council of Women , which have hereto fore always boon held' In the same city at the same time. CHESS BY WIRE. Anglo-American Chess Match Com mences Today. Boston , March 27. Special to The News : The annual Anglo-American university chess match by cable was commenced today. The contestants are Yale , Harvard , Columbia nnd Princeton on the one nido and Oxford and Cambridge ) on the other. i Convicts Have Tuberculosis. Albany , N. Y. , March 27. One-fourth of the population of the Clinton state prison at Dnnnemora is afflicted with tuberculosis , according to Dr. J. B. Ransom , physician at the Institution , in an argument submitted to the ways and means commltteo of the as sembly in favor of the bill making an appropriation for the construction of a building at the prison for the pris oners thus afflicted. There are 250 tuberculosis Inmates In the institu tion , of whom 195 were transferred from other Institutions. Accuser Is Now Accused. Independence , la. , March 27. W. P. Dickinson of Chicago , who has Just been acquitted hero of the charge of embezzlement from the Boone Valley Coal company , of which ho was an of- fleer , has sued Hamilton Browne , the Btockholder who Instituted the prose cutlon , for an accounting and for $100 , 000 damages. The First National bank also sues Browne for the value of the $5,000 note Involved in the em bezzlemcnt case. Mountain Falls on Tracks. Keyaer , W. Va. , March 27. The top it the mountain fell down on the Baltl moro nnd Ohio railroad tracks near DawBon. The slide covers 200 feet and some of the rocks are as big as ooxcars. A dynamite steam crane Is Icing used to remove the obstructions Fears for Safety of Overdue Steamer. Mobile , Ala. , March 27. Great con cern is oxprcssed hero over the fate of the British iron freight steamship Salopla , which cleared from this port for Antwerp Jan. 30. She should bavo been reported from the other side not later than March 1. Nothing has been heard from the vessel. Greensburg Bank Is Robbed. Grcensburg , Kan. , March 27. Three men wrecked the vault and safe of the State bank of Qrcensburg with dyna mite and got away with $400. They escaped ' caped on a freight train. . - OCHOONER SUNK IN COLLISION. Qteamer Silvia Sends Marrett to tha Dottom but Saves Crew. City Inland , N. Y. , March 27. With n Imlo ntovo In her port bow , extending from below the water line in the haw- nor plpo and measuring eight foot by Tour foot , the Hod Cross line otunmor Silvia , In command of Captain Karroll , from St. Johnn to Now York , arrived lioro. On board the Silvia are Captain Pollen and liln crow of the Ilockland ( Mo. ) Bchoonor O. M. Marrott , which wan In collision with the Btoamor off flay Head , Mann. The Marrott nnnlc In llvo mlntitoB after the accident and nothing from lior wan navod. Sim luul a cargo of conl aboard , The mnto of the nchoonor , lloraco Hoz , wan se verely Injured , New York Town In Burning. Utlc.n , N. Y. , March 27. Klro brolto out In the iitoro IIOUHO of the Carthage TliiBuo mill , at Carthage , thin morning and It In n total lonn. It than com municated to the ntoro house of Ilytlt- or & Prlnglo , filled with hay. A Htroni ? wust wind IH blowing nnd Iho railway ntatlon IB now burning. Sparkn an netting nniall flron all ever the north ern part of the town. Asnlnlnnce ha boon asked from Watortown. CHOLERA REAPPEARS. The Dreaded Plague Has Broken Out Anew In Damascus. Damascus , March SJ7. Special to The NOWH : Oholorn has reappeared hum nnd IH canning great consternation. It was hoped that the plague had boon completely exterminated but from art unHUPpootod quarter it has broken out mow. TRUSTEES TALK OF WILSON. Secretary of Agriculture Is Suggested for Head of Iowa State College. DUB Molnefi , March 27. At a meet ing of the truntnus of the Iowa Bluto agricultural collugo , hold at AinoH , tha question of a succusuor to the late W. M. Bcnrdshuar an president of the In stitution WUB dluciiHued In executive ! session. Secretary James Wilson of the agri cultural department nt Washington was mentioned during the mooting ail a cnndfdato for the position. Chair man Hnngerford of the board , ever the telephone , stated that "Mr. Wil son's name was brought up with the rust of UIOHO who arc known to bo candldntcu for the position. Wo shall take no action at this meeting , but simply have an exchange of Individ ual views. " Washington , March 27. Soorotary Wilson said that ho was not a candi date for the ofllco of president of the Iowa state agricultural college. Ho has boon connected with the In stitution heretofore. Whllo ho would approclato very much the honor of election to Iho office , It Is known that Secretary Wilson would not ronlgn his scat In the cabinet to accept It , as ho is greatly Intorcstcd In the work of the national department of agricul ture. SETTLE ON MINERS' SCALE. Four Weeks' Labor Required to Com plete Details of Agreement. Dos Molncs , March 27. The con- fercnco of coal miners and mlno operators - orators , which has been In session hero for four weeks , Is practically concluded , every point in the matter of wages having been agreed to In the conference of the scale commit tees. The operators conceded im ad vance at the outset substantially the eamo as that of the Indianapolis con ference of from G to 10 cents a ton for mining. This has formed the basin for the negotiations. The prices run from 85 cents to $1.10 a ton for mining and the wages for the next year will give the miners of Iowa and northern Missouri an addition that will bo de cidedly welcome. It Is understood the operators will demand a little moro per ton for their coal next year. TELEGRAMS TERSELY TOLD. Judge James N. Tyner , assistant at torney general for the postoffico de partment , has resigned. W. J. Cogan of Saxton , Pa. , shot and killed his wlfo and then himself at the depot at Hyndman Thursday. Robert Wlnscott , who was married Thursday to Mrs. Mary Harmon at Bowling Grcon , Ky. , died suddenly a few moments later whllo receiving congratulations. Francis Hare and wlfo were assas- elnated at Ravla , I. T. , Thursday night , each being shot in the breast. Hare was n political leader among the Chlckasaws. The dead bodies of Peter Luttroll and wlfo , both past eighty years pld. were found In bed at their home near McMlnnville , Tenu. , Thursday , horri bly beaten and mutilated. Four men were drowned at Bass Lake , Ont. , Thursday. William Nichol. James McClellan , Hugh McCallum and H. Boulton were fishing in a leakIng - Ing flat boat , when it sank. J. W. Laudon , marshal of Drennon Springs , Ky. , was shot and instantly killed In a street fight in that vlllaco by John Popp , a suitor for the hand of Lauden's daughter. Popp made his escape. Tbo joint track arrangements be tween St. Louis and Kansas City for the Chicago and Alton and the Chica go , Burlington and Quincy railroads have been adopted and the work of construction will begin at once.