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Two Sections of Wallace Bros. Cir
cus Train Come Together With
Fearful Results Three Iowa Men
Among the Killed.
DURAND, MiclK A a:r brake on
the second section of Wallace Bros.'
circus train refused to work in the
Grand Trunk railway yards here Fri
m day, causing a collision between the
two sections, in which twenty-three
people were killed and thirty .injured.
The circus travels in two trains of
about thirty-five cars each.1 ...After
Thursday night's exhibition at Char
lotte the two trains left for La Pore,
over the Grand Trunk road, the sec
ond sect t ion leaving a half hour after
tho first. It was .'5:45 when the first
beet ion pulled into the west end of the
Grand Trunk yaj-ds here. A red light
was hung oa the rqar car to stop the
second section.
Engineer Probst of Battle Creek,
who was running the engine of the
rear train, says he saw Uiis light and
applied the air brakes. To his horror
they refused to work. He reversed
his engine, but the momentum of the
train behind him was too great and
with a crash that aroused the town
the two trains met. '
Tfiree cars of the stationary fflrst
. section were telescoped and the en
gine and five cars of the moving train
were demolished. The rear ca'r of the
first section was a caboose in which
the trainmen v. ere sleeping and the
next two cars were filled with sleep
ing circus employes.
The greatest loss of life was in the
caboose. One of the wrecked cars of
the second section was occupied by
five elephants and several camels. One
of the elephant and two of the camels
were killed outright, while the other
elephants and their trainers escaped.
With the exception of this car none
of the menagerie was wrecked, the
other wrecked cars containing the
As soon as they recovered from the
first shock the trainers rushed among
the cages quieting the beasts .that
were excited. The elephants in the
wrecked car behaved with surprising
calmness and were led out of the
Vreck without trouble.1
-. The escaping steam and screams
nd cries of those pinned in -the wreck
was a horrible spectacle in the gray
of the early morning; wjien the train
men in the yards and the aroused
townspeople first reached the scene.
'.Many feared at first that some of the
animalshad escaped, as they could be
beard crying. The fire whistle, was
immediately sounded and tho whole
town aroused. The rescuers could see
the unfortunates through the tangled
When the wrecking train crews
nan finished pulling to pieces the
tangled aqd broken carp," seventeen
dead men were lying on .the grass
awaiting removal to the morgue. A
niajority of them 'were killed 'while
asleep. The circus performers' were
on the rear of the moving train and
escaped injury. Wallace brothers say
that their loss will be very heavy,
but" can give no estimate yet This
is the second wreck that the Wallace
shows have suffered within a month.
Engineer Propst. Fireman Colter
and Head Brakeman Benedict, who
was on the engine of the second sec
tion, all agree that if the brakes had
worked as they should when the en
gineer tried to use them there would
have beeen no collision.
Prelate for Privy Council.
LONDON According to the Chron
icle it is not impossible that the king's
Irish visit will result in the appoint
ment ot Archbishop William J. Walsh
of Dublin to the Irish privy council.
Hitherto no Catholic prelate has
ever been on the council, but it is
said to have been a long cher
ished dream of Lord Beaconsfield to
appoint a prelate possessing the
confidence of tho Irish people and the
Roosevelt's Namesake Dies.
TOLEDO, O. Theodore Roosevelt
Spychalski. the remaining boy of the
quadruplets born to Mr. and Mrs.
Stanislaus Spychalski, died Sunday of
cholera infantum. The other boy.
Samuel Jones, died last Tuesday. The
two girls are also ill, but will prob
ably recover.
Czar Receives a Petition.
LONDON The Times Sunday morn
ing prints a Vienna dispatch saying
that the emperor of Russia received
with benevolence from the Croatians
in the United States a petition de
scribing the condition, of Croatia in
the darkest terms. The same dis
patch says that Prince Urasci who,
July 17, was reported as having' Leen
wounded in the Razan district by
the peasants, has since become in
sane. Vacancy in Carr.e&Te Company.
. PITTSBURG. Pa. The election of?
W. E. Corey to the presidency of 'the
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said, win cause a vacancy in the of
fice of tne president of the Carnegie
Steel company. The directors are ex
pected within a few days in Pittsburg
to elect a successor to Mr. Ccrey. A.
C Dinkey, superintendent of the Ed
gar Tho-ison Steel-iWorks at Brad
dock, is reported to he slated to be
the new head.
Retirinf Lieutenant General Issues
Valedictory to Military Forces.
WASHINGTON Lieutenant Gener
al Nelson A. Miles, commanding the
army, will retire from active service
at noon Saturday, having reached the
asc limit of 64 years. The following
order was issued:
"WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 1903.
The retirement from active service by
the president on August 8, 1903, of
Lieutenant General Nelson A. Miles,
U. S. A., by operation of law, under
the provisions of the act of congress
approved June SO. 1882 is announced.
Lieutenant General Miles will proceed
to his home. The travel enjoined is
necessary for the public service. By
order of thesecretary of war.
"Adjutant General Major General,
U. S. A."
Several other orders resulting from
the retirement of General Miles' have
been Issued, one assigning Lientenant
General Young to the command of the
army until August 15, when he will
assume the duties of chief of staff;
another assigning Major General Cor
biaas president of the Soldiers' Home
board; another assigning Brigadier
General Gilespie as president of the
Board of Ordnance and Frtiflcations,
and still another assigning General
Young as a member of the Sherman
statue committee.
Expects to Lower Record for Trip
Around the World.
' SEATTLE, Wash. According to a
cablegram received here, J. W. Sayer,
who is traveling around the world for
the Seattle Times in an effort to break
the best previous record, sailed on
Friday from Germany on the steamer
Campania and will reach Seattle in
just fifty-five davs after he left: If
he makes it in fifty-five days he will
have broken the world's record of six
ty days thirteen and one-half hours,
made by Charles Cecil Fltzmorris, be
fore the completion of the trans-Siberian
railway. The previous record
for a trip around the world was made
by engaging, in many cases, special
conveyances. Mr. Sayer is making
his trip entirely by, 'public convey
Removes Fear that New Pope Might
Be Reactionary.
PARIS The election of Cardinal
Sarto as pope has created a distinctly
favorable impression in governmental
quarters here, removing the fear that
the office might fall upon a radical
or reactionary candidate. The For
eign office received the first informa
tion of the election from press sources,
the news spreading rapidly among the
officials and causing widespread com
ment. Although not espousing any partic
ular candidacy, official feeling has
been favorable to one who would con
tinue the conservative policy of the
late pope.
British Take Optimistic View.
LONDON Confidential official re
ports received at the foreign office re
garding Macedonia have caused the
British government to adopt the view
that the situation is not very seri
ous for the moment, although suffi
ciently so to warrant takirig of pre
cautions. British officials do not be
lieve that Turkey contemplates an at
tack on Bulgaria in view of the known
attitude of the powers, especially Rus
sia and Austria.
Fatal Altercation.
sult of an altercation over the ques
tion of moving the town of Mountain
Park to Snyder, Hon. George S. Bai
ley shot and killed W. Brown. The
quarrel started between Bailey, who is
a prominent politician, and R. K. Kel
ley. president of the El Paso, Moun
tain Park & Oklahoma Central rail
road, who was opposed to moving
the town. Brown was a Kclley par
Regrets That the American Cannot
Remain Longer in Rome.
ROME. Cardinal Gibbons was re
ceived by the pope Friday in private
audience. In a lengthy conference
Pius X. renewed his expressions of
interest in America, already made
manifest by his reception Wednesday
to the pilgrims from the United
Entertained on a Warship.
LISBON Admiral Cotton gave an
entertainment on the Brooklyn Tues
day night in honor of the women of
Lsibon. All officialdom was present,
and members of the diplomatic corps.
Admiral Cotton, United States Minis
ter Bryan and the American officers
proved, themselves lavish hosts. One
or he features was a "cake walk,"
wnich was performed by two negro
sailors at the request of Admiral Cot
ton. Election Pleases Ryan.
PHILADELPHIA. Pa. Archbishop
Ryaa. isgreatly pleased ith the elec
tion of Cardinal Sarto as the suc
cessor to Leo XIII. In speaking of
the selection, the archbishop said: "I
am much gratified at Cardinal Sar
to's election. In -my mind : he was
one of the strongest candidates and
the resalt of the balloting is no sur
prise to. me. Itiwill be received by
the church with universal satisfac
tion, I am sure."
Great Preparations Being Made for
the Same Pope is to Be Received
on the Threshold of the Basilica by
Cardinal Rampolla.
ROME The attention of Rome' Is
centered in the cerfimony of Satur
day, and for which great prepara
tions are being made. The throne of
St Peter, which Plus X will occcupy,
will be surrounded by a canopy forty
feet high. The pope has informed
the Vatican officials that he wishes
to be received on the threshold of
the basilica by Cardinal Rampolla,
who, as arebpriest of the church, will
address the formal greetings to him.
At the conclusion of the ceremony
the pope will confer his blessing upon
the people, but it has not yet been
decided whether he will do so inside
the cathedral or from the balcony
looking out upon the piazza, where
many hoped he would bestow his ben
ediction on the day of his election.
It is said that Pius X is in favor of
the latter plan, but the influence of
the Vatican officials is against it, on
the ground that it might be interpret
ed as a recognition of the present
state of affairs in Italy. The holding
of the coronation ceremonies in St.
Peter's itself represents a concession,
as in the case of Leo it occurred in
the Sistine chapel. Although it is es
timated that 60,000 tickets will be is
sued for the event, the demand for
them is very great.
At the consistories to be held Mon
day and Thursday next, the pope will
confer the red hat on Cardinals Ajuti,
Taliani, Katschtaler and Herrero y
Espinosa, who were raised from the
purple June 25, but who have not re
ceived these symbols of rank because
of the illness and death of Leo'. It
is believed that the Spanish Cardinal
Herrero will not be able to be pres
ent at the coronation ceremonies.
During one full hour Thursday
morning there seemed to be nothing
but vibrating sounds, so penetrating
were the strokes of- the bells of about
500 churches, which, all ringing to
gether, absorbed all other noises. The
ringing was in honor of the election
of Pius X a welcome unique of its
kind, and ordered ay Cardinal Res
phigi, vicar of Rome, who issued spe
cial instructions therefor. All the
churches contemporaneously celebrat
ed masses for the event, the intoning
of the Oremus combining with the
The bells involuntarily served an
other purpose, that of ringing in the
great ceremony of the reception of
the diplomatic body accredited to the
holy see. Rome has lately been sur
feited with Vatican functions, but
that of Thursday morning was so
striking that it held its own with the
Cubans Claim American Soil.
SANTIAGO, Cuba Some engineers
who were surveying a site for a ter
minal of the Cuban Eastern railway
on the United States naval reserva
tion at Guantanamo were warned off
by American officers, but refused to
go. Admiral Coghlan thereupon no
tified the Cuban government and
President Palma sent a revenue cut
ter, which forcibly elected the tres
passers. The railway, having acquir
ed the lands, claims heavy damages.
Resigns Position of President of the
Steel Corporation.
NEW YORK The resignation of
Charles M. Schwab as president of
the United States Steel corporation
was tendered and accepted at a meet
ing of the directors Tuesday. Wil
liam E. Corey was elected as his suc
cessor. Mr. Schwab's resignation caused no
surprise in financial circles, where it
had for some time been foreshadowed.
The new president was for years one
of Andrew Carnegie's ablest lieuten
ants and is now president of the Car
nogie Steel company, one of the sub
sidiary concerns of the United States
Steel corporation. It is scarcely more
than a month ago that Mr. Corey was
made assistant to the president be
cause of Mr. Schwab's continued ill
Guilty of Violating Injunction.
DENVER, Colo. Joseph Scott, a
member of the smcltermcn's union,
was found guilty by Judge Dixon of
violating the injunction that prohibits
interference with the employe of the
Globe plant. The court sentenced
Scott to two months in the county
jail, but as the case will be taken
to the supreme court on a writ of
error for supersedeas, he was released
on $1,000 bonds, returnable Aug
ust 15.
Railroads Get More Time.
CHICAGO -The interstate com
merce commission has again extended
the time within which a number ol
railroads must complete their safety
equipment to October 15. The com
mission will meantime consider the
farther extension of the law and the
question of the location of grabirone
on engines. Among the roads that
are granted, the extension are the
Pennsylvania. Ere. Santa Fe and the
Denver & Rio Grande.
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How the Newly Elected Pope is Re
garded. ROME. Cardinal Sarto, the new
elected pope, enjoys great popularity
in his diocese, and is honored, by all
for his purity, for the strict upright
ness of his life, and for 'liberal ideas.
He is a modest and agreeable man,
highly cultivated, very kind hearted,
still strong and robust in spite of his
68 years. He has never taken great
part in the. political and public life
of the church, but divided his time
between study and good works.
Although most faithful to the Holy
See, he was presented to the king and
queen of Italy in Venice. He may be
considered among the more liberal
members of the Italian episcopate and
sacred college. He is rather timid in
expressing an opinion. It is, said that
Leo XIII always thought very highly
of him, and sided with bim on one oc
casion when Sarto disapproved of
Rampolla's policy.
He has been known for many years
as one of the greatest preachers in
the' church.
While Prince Chigi. the master of
the conclave, was drawing up the offi
cial act of the election and acceptance
of the newly elected pope, the latter,
surrounded by his friends, disappeared
into a small room near the altar, where
he donned with feelings of triumph
and humility the white robes of his
office. Pius X was assisted by his
conclavists, who first knelt and ki3scd
his master's hand and thus received
the first apostolic blessing given by
Pius X.
The new pope was attired all in
white, with the exception of red shoes,
which was quite regular, but he did
not stop to remove the red cardinal's
stockings for the white papal one3,
and these showed as he raised his
gown to move forward.
When he was quite robed, the sec
retary of the conclave, Mgr. Merry del
Val. kneeling, offered him the papal
white cap, amid breathless silence. He
did not follow precedent created by
Pope Leo, who declined to give his
red cap to the master of ceremonies,
as a sign that he would scon be cre
ated a cardinal, but with a slight
smile, Sarto took the white cap, placed
it calmly on his head and dropped th
red one lightly on the head of Mgr.
Merry del Val, amidst a murmur of
approval. This was taken as a cer
tain indication that the happy recip
ient is to be raised to the cardinalate.
Net Proceeds the Past Year Show
Increase of $386319.
NEW YORK The report of the
Union Pacific Railroad company for
the year ending June 30 shows: Gross
earnings, $51,075,188; increase, 3,
574,909. Operating- expenses and
taxes. $28,747,215; increase, $3,187,
389. Net .earnings, $22,327,972; in
crease $386,919.
To the net earnings were added
dividends on Northern Securities
company stock of $3,888,053, and eith
er incomes to make the total income
$27,392,182, an increase of $870,527.
The total fixed charges were $12,071,
068, an increase of $80,935.
After payment of dividends there
remained a surplus of $6,9G4,159, an
increase of 5648,198.
Long Terms fn Prison.
MANILA Fifty ladrones. who
were implicated in the recent raids
near Surigao, in the province of Min
danao, have been sentenced to , long
terms of imprisonment. '
Recalls Lincoln's Schooling.
DECATUR. III. Mrs. Joseph Shoaf,
aged 79, was killed by a falL here.
Her father was Dennis Hanks, a cou
sin of Abraham Lincoln, who taught
bim to read and write.
Establishes Military Academy.
WASHINGTON. D. C Mail advices
from Caracas to the state department
say that the Venezuelan government
established a military academy for the
training of officers fcr the army.
India Files a Protest.
S5MLA Viceroy Curzon has 'tele
graphed a lengthy protestto the home
government against .saddling India
with the cost of the South Africa garrison.
Marie." Where la she?
Export of Hemp and Copra Has In
WASHINGTON, D. C Tho official
reports of the Philippine trade for
the month of March, 1903, have been
received at the insular bureau of the
war department, from whose summary
of commerce the achipelago,,' it 'is
shown that during the nine month3
ending March 31, 1903, exclusive of
gold and silver and government sup
pliccs, the value of merchandise im
ported and exported amounted .to $46,
S68,485, against $42,300,308 In 1902,
and $4,332,196 during-the same period
of 1901.
The import 'figures Indicate that
there has been no material 'change in
the volume of this class of trade as
compared with the previous year, the
gain being confined exclusively to an
increase in exports, principally hemp
and copra, both of which products
doubtless will be shipped in large
quantities for some time to come. The
prospects for greater exportation of
sugar and tobacco, especially the lat
ter, are good.
Election of Ssrto Proves Very Accep
tably BERLIN The election of Cardinal
Sarto as the new pope was mado
known here at 1 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon, through extra editions of
the newspapers, which were eagerly
The Foreign Office at that hour had
no confirmation of the news, but re
garded it as probable, it having been
learned that Sarto had strongly in
creased his vote yesterday. Replying
to the question whether the election
was acceptable to Germany, a repre
sentative of the foreign office an
"Unqualifiedly so from an omcial
view point. Sarto is a mild manner
man and has never been active polit
ically." In other quarters, it was remarked
that Sarto is the pnly Italian cardinal
whom the kins of Italy received. His
repeated visits to the king and his
aversion to politics are regarded as
an auspicious eign for the triple al
U. P., Wabash, Mo. P. and Maple Leaf
Make Low Records.
NEW YORK. Two more Stock Ex
change tailures, making a total of six
in the last eleven business days, were
recorded Wednesday, when Sharp 4;
Bryan and Hurlbntt, Hatch tc Co., an
nounced -their inability to meet their
obligations. Neither failure occasion
ed the slightest surprise; in fact both
had been discounted for a week or
The failure of Sharp & Bryan camo
during the morning session shortly j j.nockg have been fe,t durIng tne
shortly after the market had recovered , twenty-four hours. No reports cf se
frosi its demoralized opening. Thati riouadainage have been received, but
of Hurlmitt, Hatch & Co. was . an.the peop,e ,n the nearby vI,lageg are
nounced in the afternoon just as prices eatly a,armed d many have-,eft'
wruusuuui. me uuc wer ""--ns-.
lower than at any time before.
,The day's business can best be sum
marized by the statement that almost
four score of stocks, folly two-thirds
of the active list,' touched the lowest
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Road Has Commenced Building.
SALT LAKE CrTY The Western
Pacific railway, which is to build from j Robert Emmet of New York an ex
the Pacific coast to Salt Lake via the wninction w?'s ade Thursday of the
Beckwith Pass, has commenced active ! Brave 8UPP8ed to that of tho
operations on the east end of the con-1 Patriot EmmeL A skeleton was found,
templated "route. A survevlng party.! M,d to that ofva man six feet nigh,
left for a point near Reno, NevJ whereas Emmet was, only five feet
where the line crosses the Southern ' seven inches. A curious circumstance
Pacific. The surveying party will ' was tnat tne 8kuI1 instead of being
bring the line across the desert to ' found lvln& Prone attached to the
Salt Lake. The party is a large one trunk, was found lying in a-: upright
and work will be rushed.
Or. Vanderlip Dies.
NEW YORK Rev. George Malrs
Vanderlip, D. D., throne- whose in
strumentality the Young Men's Chris-!
tian association was established la
America, also ope of' the founders of
the Metropolitan museum of art and
for a long time president' of the '
American Baptist Publication society, t
is dead at his home in Brooklyn. Hik'
death was due to heart disease. Dr.:
Vanderlin was born in Argyle, N. T-
in 1832.
Announcement of Choice Being Made
Received with Great Enthusiasm-
He Appeared Outside of the Baeilica
and Blessed the Populace.
ROME. Cardinal Sartr., patriarch
of Venice, has been elected pope.
Cardinal Macchi, secretary of apos
tolic briefs, announced to the crowd
assembled before St. Peter's that Car
dinal Sarto hfd been elected pope,
and that he bad taken the name of
Pius X. The-troops on duty Imme
diately lined up on tho pfazza and pre
sented "",- , ... ,, x ,
Announcement of Cardinal Sarto's
election was received with wild en
thusiasm by thousands of people who
had gathered outside of SL Peter's.
The scene within the basilica when,
the pope pronounced his benediction,
was one of unparalleled excitement
and enthusiasm. Thousands of per
sons within the cathedral cheered and
waved their hats.
Ten minutes after 12 o'clock Pope
Pius X appeared inside the balcony
of the basilica and blessed the popu-
f lace, amid the acclamations of- the
enormous crowds assembled upon the
Pope Pius X, who was Cardinal
Giuseppe Sarto, the patriarch of
Venice, was at one time regarded as
Pope Leo's personal choice for the
succession to the chair of St. Peter.
His name suddenly sprang into prom
inence a year ago in connection with
the names of Rampolla, Vannutclli and
Gotti, as cmong the cardinals most
apt to win the high place.
He was born in 1835 and made
patriarch in 1891, being proclaimed
cardinal two years later. He is a
great preacher and fairly well known
as a writer, and he has the reputa
tion of accomplishing all the works
that he has undertaken. He is a
member of the congregations of Bish
ops and Regulars, Sacred Rites, In
dulgences and Sacred Relics and
Cardinal Sarto, prooably the most
able administrator of the Italian epis
copacy, combines firmness and deter
mination with abundant tact and com
mon sense, and has managed to in
augurate a number of very practical
reforms in his archdiocese of Venice
without giving offense either to the
clergy or to the laity.
He avoids all newspaper notoriety.
Indeed, his name is rarely mentioned
in the press. He has always under
stood how to maintain an agreeable,
yet dienifled "modus Vivendi" with
the Italian authorities, from which he
derives his stipend, and has shown his
enlightenment by the vigorous cam
paign which he has carried on against
the veneration of relics of question
able authenticity.
He is on friendly terms with the
members of the reigning house of
Italy; during the late reign took part
with King Humbert and Queen Mar
gherita in the launching of a man-of-war,
at Venice, as well as in other
ceremonies at which they were pres
ent, and would certainly be a most
agreeable choice as, pope to the pres
ent ruler of Italy.
Clouds of Black Smoke Issue from
MEXICO A dispatch from Colima
Sunday morning states that the Co
lima volcano is in eruption. Great
cloud3 of smoke are issuing from the
volcano and are being carried to the
northeast by a strong wind from the
sea. It is believed that another
overflow of lava has occurred, but
the dense smoke that surrounds the
mountain makes it impossible to de
termine exactly what has happened.
The outbreak has been accompanied
j by loud detonations. Information from
I the surrounding districts is to the ef-
fGC, that- . ,nd mrrrmnA
for other districts,
Government Buys More Silver.
WASHINGTON. D. C The treas-
, ury department has bought 159,000
. ounces cf silver for Philinnine enin- I
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age at an average or S0.54U3, all for
deilTery at San Francisco.
Open Robert Emmet's Grave.
DUBLIN. At the instigation of Dr.
Russia to lnsjstu on -Conditions.
BERLIN The papers print a state
ment, which is regarded as semi
official, to the effect tb.it Russia will
insist on two conditions as indispen
sable to the new German commercial
:reaty with Russia. First, a heavy
reduction in the duties on meats and
animals; second," to confine the mini
mum duties on grain to-statfs enter
ing into treaty relations with Ger
many, to the exclusion of the United
States and Argentina.
UNtf TUtttAMS.
Ex-Governor .Barceloa of Lewistoa,
Me., although 90 years old, continues
:o practice medicine and makes long
louraeys. , , '
. The pleasure yacht Florodora wa3
track by ligntaiag off the wharf at
Poiat Clear on- Mobile bay, klllias
three men.
Scnor Cores, who has just arrived
in London, tells the Associated Press
that he will return to Washington in
the autumn.
At St. Paul, Minn., Archbishop Ire
land received from Cardinal Gibbons
in Rcme this message: "The pope
is r. man of God."
Lord Harrington, who has Jast cele
Dratcd his 59th birthday, is one of the
most fearless riders in England and a
first rate sportsman.
There are' mofe"wrecks" In the Bal-"
tic sea than In any other plaee in the
world. The average is one wreck a
jay throughout the year.
The proposal to establish a public
park in or near Honolulu as a memo
rial to the late President McKInlcy
will probably be abandoned.
In Nuremberg. Germany. 800 work
men are employed making lead sol
diers and lead toys. They turn out
about 100,000 lead soldiers a day.
A great gathering ef royalty is ex
pected at Darmstadt to attend the
coming wedding of Prince Andrew of
Greece and Princess Alice of Batten
burg. Gcronimo and a dozen of his Apache
warriors have joined the Methodist
church at "Fort Sill, I. T., having been
baptized in the presence of a large
crowd of Indians and writes.
The Booth' liner Basil, who arrived
from Para and Barbados, is detained
at Quarantine for disinfection. Four
of the crew died of yellow fever on
the voyage from Para to Barbados.
It is reported that the sultan of
Sulu, who has been on a visit to Sing
a pore for several months, is so in
fatuated with the new life there that
he is contemplating a permanent stay.
A naval gun when fired sustains a
pressure of 15 to 17 tons to the square
inch. ., It .has-.previously stood a
charge .giving a force of 20. tons to
the square inch at the proving
George Van Horst, alias Van As
selt, alias Humboldt, an ex-convict,
confessed that he held np and beat
the Klondike millionaire, Thomas S.
Lippy. in his home at Seattle, Wash.,
Sunday night.
Captain W. D. Chitty. who had ask
ed for a transfer to rejoin his regi
ment at Jefferson barracks, has with
drawn his request and will remain at
the State university of Missouri as
commandant of cadets.
The text of the telegram sent by
King Charles to President Roosevelt
is as follows: "I had this moment
the pleasure of drinking your health
and the prosperity of the American
navy oa board the Brooklyn."
Acting Secretary Larling has sent
to Certain Hemphill, commander of
the Kearsarge, a letter of congratula
tions on the recent successful run of
the Kearsarge from Portsmouth, Eng
land, to Frenchman's Bay, Me.
Hilmi Pasha reports that a band of
150 Bulgarians fired the Turkish vil
lages of Dollindje and Ramna, in the
Mocastir district, destroyed a govern
ment building and the telegraph of
fice in the village of Korshovo.
According to reports from Ischl.
where Emperor Francis Joseph is
staying, the election of Cardinal Sar
to will not change Austria's relations
with the Vatican, neither will it re
lieve the existing uncomfortable situ
ation in regard to the emperor's visit
to Pome.
A new counterfeit S5 bill has been
discovered on the- Fourth National
bank of Boston, check letter A, se
ries of 1882, Tillman, register; Mor
gan, treasurer. This note is a pho
tographic production on ordinary bond
paper, bearing a few red ink lines in
.imitation of the silk fiber of the gen
.uine paper.
The Union Pacific reports that trav
el to the coast on the G. A. R. rate,
which went into- effect August 1,
grows heavier and that all the trains
arc packed to the limit. The rate
continues in effect until August 14,
when heavy travel will commence on
the east-bound business.
The famous Lincoln car has finally
been disposed of by the Union Pa
cific railroad" at a private sale to par
ties who will exhibit it at the St.
Louis exposition. This car was ex
hibited at the Trans-Mississippi expo
sition by the Union Pacific.
A strong movement against the par
ticipation of Chile in the St. Louis ex
position has been intimated. The
principal 'papers oppose official repre
sentation at the fair and the com
mission of deputies considering the
matter is also unfavorable to it.
Hiram H. Poole, a baker, was stab
bed to death in Sherman street, Can
ton, Mass., by one of three Italians.
His assailants fled after the murder
and have not been arrested. He was
stabbed tfcree time?, twice in the
neck and once in the breast.
Tho governor general of Canada
ha? presented to Miss Georgiana
Pope the Royal Red Cross in recogni
tion of her nursing services in South
Africa. She la the first woman la
Canada to become the recipient of thi3
At a meeting "of the -trustees of the
New Hampshire State college the
choice of Prof. William D. Gibbs of
the Texas State college as president
wa3 formally ratified.
There are nearly. 650.000 women
dressmakers In the United Kingdom.
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