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NO. 14.
Perished on Big Battleship With About 700 of Tliose Aboard?Terrible
Accident as the Fleet Was Going Ont to Give Battle?Turned
Turtle and Went Down.
London, (Ry Cable).? Thc St.
Petersburg officials announce that at
daybreak Wedr 'ay the battleship
Petropavlovsk was destroyed at Port
Arthur, with 700 men and officers,
including Vice-Admiral Makaroff.
The Russian advices declare the
vessel was blown up by a mine that
had drifted from its moorings, but
dispatches from Wei Hai Wei induce
the confident belief here that a naval
engagement occured off Port Arthur
of a severe character and that later
telegrams will show that the Russians
suffered a severer loss than is yet
A rumor has reached Rome that
Vice-Admiral Makan.ff's squadron
was attacked by the whole Japanese
fleet, concealed behind Miatoao is?
lands. His retreat was cut off and
he was forced to fight against odds,
with the result that all his ships were
damaged, while the Petropavlovsk was
surrounded by torpedo boats, struck
by five torpedoes and blown up.
Another report is to the effect that
Rear Admiral Molas is among those
killed aboard the Petropavlovsk.
Dramatic Description of tbe Loss of the
St. Petersburg, (By Cable). ?All
Russia was stunned by dispatches
from Port Arthur telling of the blow?
ing up and sinking of the first class
battleship Pethopavlovsk by a mine
and the death of Vice-Admiral Maka?
roff and all but a score of the 700
men and officers on his flagship.
The whole population of St. Peters?
burg is awake, waiting for further
particulars of the disaster; and ex?
citement throughout the city, and par?
ticularly among the crowds of thous?
ands who throng the streets, is at
fever heat.
Despair prevails everywhere. The
ftreets are patrolled by largely in?
creased guards.
At the palace the high officials of
the gove-nment are in constant con?
ference. Thc censors are planning a
more rigid surveillance of war news.
The only circumstance in connection
with the awful affair that affords satis?
faction is the fact that the Grand
Duke Cyril, the Czar's cousin and
first officer of the fated vessel, was
saved. He sustained injuries, the
nature of which is not known. His
aid lost his life.
The rather formal dispatches re?
ceived so far do not make clear
whether the mine was a Russian or
Japanese, but it it thought it was one
of the former, which had drifted out
of place.
It is also uncertain as to whether
there was fighting after the destruc?
tion of the Petropavlovsk, but one
dispatch indicates that a severe en?
gagement was on.
The account of the disaster is dra?
The Russian fleet steamed out of
the harbor of Port Arthur ot daylight.
Vice-Admiral Makaroff, the com?
mander of the Russian Pacific fleet,
had hoisted his flag on the formidable
Petropavlovsk and led the big array
of fighting ships as then went to en?
gage the enemy.
Admiral Togo's vessels were far
cut on the horizon, maneuvering to
gain the best position to meet their
oncoming foes. The great hulks of
the Russians moved in dignified
columns seaward, manned for action.
Makaroff, with the first officer of his
ship, Grand Duke Cyril, Captain
Jakovleff and the other officers the
vessel, were on the bridge laying their
course and planning the expected bat?
tle. Every man was at his post and
ihe great guns were being ranged for
thc fray.
On the other vessels of tho fleet the
same methodical preparations were
1h ing made to do battle. From their
bridges their officers eagerly watched
the big vessel in the morning mist
ahead of them from which signals
were being displayed for their dispo?
sition in the line of battle.
The sea fighters were well out of
the harbor when suddenly the watch
ers on the trailing boats saw an im?
mense column of water spout up
amidships of the starboard side of the
Petropavlovsk, reaching far above the
fighting masts and descending in a
deluge on the stripped decks of thc
vessel. There was an accompanying
muffled roar.
The giant vessel paused as if stayed
by an unseen hand, lurched, sprang
forward and began to settle to star?
The nearest ships lowered boats,
wbjcfa pulled away for the distressed
battleship. A score of such rescuers
were in the water in a few minutes.
On the Petropavlosvk there must
have been scenes of thc direst horror.
Of the 700 men all but a score were
below decks or in the turrets.
When the explosion occurred the
ofticers immediately divined the cause.
A mine had been struck and a greal
hole torn in the side of the vessel be?
low the water line. Into this the sea
poured, listing the vessel rapidly.
Orders were issued to flood thc
compartments on the port side of thc
ship in order to bring it to an even
keel, but these instructions could not
be carried out.
Gradually over went the big battle?
ship. Into a few boats scrambled
such of the men as were above deck.
The first thought was for the Grand
Duke Cyril and he was helped to a
boat by his lieutenants.
St. Petersburg, (Ry Cable).?Barely
recovering from the shock of the
catastrophe to the battleship Petro
palvlovsk, the city and nation were
again plunged more deeply plunged
into grief when official telegrams were
given out announcing the sinking of
the torpedo-boat destroyer Rezstra
.-hni, with a crew of forty-five, and
the damaging of the battleship Po
bieda on a mine in thc Port Arthur
No news was .received from Port
Arthur until io o'clock in the morn?
ing, when a long cipher message
was received and hurried to the naval
officials and translated. The message
was from Rear Admiral Prince Ouk
tomsky, who tersely told of the new
misfortune which had overcome the
squadron. The message after con?
firming the loss of the Petropalovsk,
"The torpedo boat Vestrashni was
sent out with others, on a night ex
j pidition, and was unable to return.
[ ewing to the stress of weather. She
1 was surrounded by the enemy's tor?
pedo boats and sank fighting. Five
men were saved.
"After the sinking of the Petro?
pavlovsk I took over temporarily the
command of the fleet.
"WWI* surrounded by the enemy's
squadron, the battleship Pobieda ran
into a mine, which struck her star?
board side amidship The Pobieda
succeeded in making the harbor with
out aid. No one on board was hurt."
The Pobieda is a battleship of 12,
674 tons displacement and of 14.500
horsepower. She is 401J4 feet long,
has 71^2 feet beam and draws 26 feet
ot water and is heavily armored with
steel. She was completed in 1901:
has a complement of 732 men. Her
estimated speed is 18 knots. The
steel armor of the battleship varies
in thickness from four to nine and a
ualf inches along her belt, he arma?
ment of the Pobieda consists of four
ton-inch gutia. eleven six-inch guns,
sixteen three-inch guns, ten 1.8-inch
guns and seventeen 1.4-inch guns.
She has six torpedo tubes.
United States Battleship Missouri Was Holding Its First Target Practice
When Gun Exploded?Big Warship Barely Escapes Destruction.
Pensacola, Fla., (Special). ? The
newest battleship of the navy, the Mis?
souri, had a narrow escape from be?
ing blown to pieces by the explosion
of a magazine and also being beached
has just come to light.
Capt. William S. Cowies prevented
the latter when the vessel was within
250 yards of the beach by giving
crders that the ship's course be chang?
ed. Chief Gunner's Mate Monson
saved the ship and the lives of over
600 men by jumping into the open
magazine and closing the door behind
It is stated, though not by officers
of the Missouri, that when the officers
heard the explosion in the turret and
saw the fire lapping through the top
they realized the hot magazine would
next explode and headed the ship for
the beach, intending to beach her
if possible before the explosion. Cap?
tain Cowies quickly stopped the plan
i-nd put the ship back to sea.
Ready for Service.
Washington, (Special).?Rear Ad?
miral Cooper, commanding the Asiatic
fleet, cabled the Navy Department
from Cavite that Lieutenant Chandler,
commanding the torpedo boat flotilla
which just arrived at that port after
a run of about 15,000 miles from
Hampton Roads, "reports flotilla ready
for service."
This news is very gratifying to the
officials of the Navy department and
speaks well for the seaworthiness of
the torpedo boats and the fine sea?
manship of officers and men
When the first explosion occurred
in the turret the men in the handling
room knew in an instant what had
occured. The big magazine door was
open and standing against it were
lour charges of powder. Without a
moment's hesitation Gunner's Mate
Monson shoved these aside, and jump?
ing into the magazine pulled the door
closed after him.
The magazine was totally flooded
with water, and when the men opened
the door found Monson barely alive/
thc water having reached his neck.
The damage to the battleship is
much greater than was stated at first.
In addition to the large amount of
ammunition ruined by the magazine
being flooded, which will amount to
thousands of dollars, the after turret
is badly injured, the top being burned
away and all brass work melted in?
side. The hoist is a charred mass,
and the mechanism of the guns is
completely ruined.
The estimated damage caused by
ihe explosion will reach $50,000.
The total list of the dead now
numbers thirty-two.
The Missouri will not conclude her
target practice, but will go to New
York to be docked as soon as the
court of inquiry makest its findings.
Skrydloff to Command.
St. Petersburg, (By Cable).?Tt has
been definitely decided that Vice-Ad?
miral Skrydloff, commander of the
Black sea fleet, will succeed the late
Vice-Admiral Makaroff as Comman?
der-in-Chief of the Russian naval
forces in the Far East.
Orders have been sent to Vice-Ad?
miral Skrydloff to come to St Peters?
burg for the purpose of receiving in?
structions, after which he will leave
immediately for the Far East.
The Latest Happenings Condensed for Rapid
Two Chicago negroes caused the ar?
rest of several Chinamen for violation
of the Civil Rights Law by refusing
to serve them in a restaurant.
Six men were injured by a collapse
of a building at Eighth avenue and
Thirty-fifth street. New York. Four
of the injured were passersby.
Two St. Louis physicians arc using
a new drug in the treatment of con?
sumption with promising results.
Four persons were injured by a
gasoline explosion in an automobile
factory in Detroit.
The first trip through the new sub?
way of Ney York City was made.
hix men were injured by the col?
lapse of a building in New York.
W. H. Kenworthy, an American
Kxpress Company messenger, and
Harry Drake, a baggagemaster on thc
Big Four Railroad, have confessed to
the Cincinnati police that for a year
they have been robbing trunks and
express packages.
A settlement was reached in thc
sheet and tin-plate wage, dispute and
B strike avoided that would have in?
volved thousands of men.
"Monk" Eastman, the leader of a
notorious gang of thugs of the East
Side. New York, was convicteJ of as?
sault in the first degree.
A fine of $3,000 was imposed on R.
Friedlander & Co., of Chicago, for
making false affidavits to undervalue
Dr. George W. Webster, of the Ill?
inois State Board of Health, gave
whisky-drinking as one of the causes
'f typhoid.
Thc Standard Oil Company an?
nounced another reduction of half per
cent, on all grades of refined petro?
The Circuit Court, in Richmond,
Ky., threw out as invalid all thc vari
>us wills of the late Gen. Cassius M.
Harry T. Hill, the veteran theatri?
cal manager, died at his home, in
Saratoga, N. Y.
The United States torpedo-boat flo
tilla arrived at Cavite.
Thousands of men employed in the
cigar factories and breweries of Ma?
nila united in a demonstration against
proposed measures of thc government
to secure internal revenue.
The San Francisco Merchants' Ex?
change has received a cablegram stat?
ing that the steamer Colon has been
wrecked at Punta Rcmedios.
Mrs. Joseph B. Hall, proprietor of
the Catskill Recorder, one of thc old?
est newspapers in thc United States,
died at Catskill.
The car barn and paint shop of the
International Traction Company at
Cold Springs, near Buffalo, were de?
stroyed by fire.
Former Police Chief Devcry has
made demand on Commissioner Mc
Adoo for $35,000 as damages for
breach of contract.
The flour mills at Minneapolis will
close down for an indefinite period
because of railroad discrimination.
Charles A. Beecher, a friend and
adviser of Abraham Lincoln, died sud?
denly at Marysville, O.
A fire in the hold of thc steamer
Havana caused a damage of $20,000.
The House of Commons sanctioned
by resolution the employment of In?
dian troops in the political mission
to Tibet. It was announced that
Colonel Younghusband had reached
Gyangste, Tibet, which was his goal.
An imposing funeral service was
held over the body of Queen Isabella
in Paris, after which the body was
taken to Madrid.
The police in Barcelona have ar?
rested an acomplice to Joaquin Miguel
Artao, who attempted to assassinate
Premier Maura.
Colonel Marchant), the hero of the
Fashoda affair, bitterly resents his
treatment by the French War Office.
Bebel, the Socialist leader, criticised
:n the Reichstag the German govern?
ment for permitting the sale of a
steamship by the Hamburg-American
Company to a Russian company.
Chancellor von Buelow replied that
the sale did not affect Germany's neu?
trality, and that Japan had an equal
right to buy ships from Germany.
Emperor William went on board
the American steam yacht North Star,
at Syracuse, Sicily, and had a chat
with Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vander?
An infernal machine concealed in
in anarchist's trunk in a hotel in St.
Petersburg exploded, blowing him in?
to bits and causing a fire in the hotel.
The British torpedo-boat destroyer
Teazer, which ran ashore during the
naval maneuvers at Portsmouth, has
been towed off.
The Mad Mullah, whom thc British
have been trying to catch, "has es?
caped into Italian territory.
The matter of a Zionist settlement
in Uganda, East Africa, has been ar
langed satisfactorily.
The Berlin canals and waterways
bills just presented to the Prussian
Diet propose the expenditure of $100,
000,000 on new waterways, including
c canal from Berlin to Stettin, for
large vessels.
Nearly $4,000,000 of Japanese gold
has just arrived at San Francisco.
When Lake Superior gets that $2,
CMJ.ooo from Canada, things ought to
look up.
There has been better buying of Unit?
ed States Steel common this week
than for three months.
"I'm bullish," says John W. Gates.
That doesn't quite carry the weight
such a remark once had.
Export business of thc United States
Steel Company is falling off.
The "big fellows" are leaving Wall
Street. J. J. Hill and E. H. Harriman
have gone West and J. P. Morgan is
on the Atlantic;
American petroleum sold in Europe
last year was $37,482,000 worth of re?
fined and $5,298,000 worth of crude oil.
Seventy-one railroads in February
earned gross $80,648,000, an increase
of $2,964,000, but net earnings were
$19,586,000, a decrease of $1,470,000.
For eight months of the fiscal year
gross revenue has risen $50,000,000,
and net ofofits $8,535,000. j
The Japanese irmy Maj Soon Try to
Cross the River.
About 20,000 Prepared to Resift a Japanese
Invasion of Manchuria The Russians
Occupying Strongly Fortified Positions on
the Manchurian Side North of Aft tung ?
Japanese Submarine Boats.
London, Sunday, (By Cable).?Ad?
vices from Seoul and points near the
Yalu River indicate that the Japanese
will soon make an attempt to cross
the river and invade Manchuria.
Rumors of a battle at Wiju are not
confirmed, though an engagement may
begin at any moment.
The Russians occupy strongly for?
tified positions at Chiu Tien Chen, oi
the Manchurian side of the river ant
about ten miles north of Anning, am
on Tiger Hill, a rock promontory jut?
ting out into the Yalu River. Th.
Japanese forces and batteries art
screened behind thc hill between th<
river and Wiju.
A recent dispatch from Lioyang sak
the Russian intrenchments on tin
Yalu had been completed. The centei
of the line of fortified positions is al
Antung. The right flank rests ai
Tatting Koa, about 25 miles south
west of Antung, and the left al
Chiu Tien Cheng. It has been re
ported that there are about 20,000 Ru*
sians, composed of infantry, calvary
and artillery, at Antung ready to op
pose the Japanese if they attempt ti
cross the river, and a recent dispatch
from Tokio says it is known there that
the Russians were in force on thc
Manchurian side of the Yalu.
The major force of the first Japan
ese army to land in Korea is neal
Wiju, according to a dispatch fror*
Korea, and the Japanese arc said tc
be landing at Chulsan. near the monti:
of the Yalu.
There have ben frequent skirmisher
between Russian and Japan'.c troup'
in the vicinity of Wiju during the last
A Woman Leaps From Fourth Story and is
Indianapolis, Ind., (Special).?While
the city fire department, reinforced by
companies from the.suburbs, was be?
ing taxed to its utmost fighting thc
Occidental Hotel fire an alarm wa?
turned in from St. Vincent's Hospital
When the first fire company arrive. 1
one life had been lost and several wert
seriously injured in the fire that fol?
lowed. Af
The dead: ^^ .
Harriet Leahy; jumped from thc
i.Mirth floor and instantly killed.
The injured:
Miss Kate Beach; believed to bc
atally injured by falling from thc
third floor while trying to escape by
means of a rope made of bcd cloth
Sister Superior Stella; seriously in?
jured by shock following a surgical
Sister Nordica; seriously injured by
William Schneider, a patient, who
at the time of the fire was undergoing
an operation.
Henry Nicholas, just operated upon
for appendicitis, ran down stairs.
Several other nurses and attendant
were more or less bruised in their en
deavor to escape from what they
thought would bc instant death.
The panic that raged on the thir.l
and fourth floors continued until long
after the fire had been extinguished.
Many of the patients who had rc
cently undergone operations became
rrantic and made violent efforts to e-^
cape. The attending physicians arc
fearful that fatalities may result l<
those whose wounds from operations
had not yet healed.
The financial loss is $75,000.
(iifts Made to Him and His Wife at Their Wed?
ding to Be Shown.
New York, (Special).?One of the
most unique exhibits destined for thc
Louisiana Purchase Exposition, at
St. Louis, arrived here on the steamer
Pretoria. The exhibit consists of 2c
cases of silverware. It is the per?
sonal exhibit of Emperor William ol
Germany, and is made up entirely ot
gifts that he and his consort received
At their wedding, in l88r. The silver
pieces were presented to thc royal
couple by the various Prussian cities
one from each city. They will be on
exhibition in the German Building at
the exposition. The value of the sil?
ver, which is in charge of Herr
Sachatt, an attache of the royal Pms
sian household, is roughly estimate.!
:->t $150,000.
Mines Laid By Japanese.
Cliefu, (By Cable).?It has been
learned from Japanese sources herc
that the attack on the Russian Pori
Arthur fleet was planned and put intr
effect in the following manner:
At daylight the Japanese torpedr.
boats made a demonstration before
the port and at the same time laid
mines across the outer entrance to
the harbor. They then returned and
joined the main squadron. The
squadron then advanced, and as it
drew near the Russian ships were
seen coming out.
Thc battleship Petropavlovsk struck
one of the mines laid bv the Japanese
torpedo boats and was destroyed.
Big Fire in Annapolis.
Annapolis, Md., (Special). ? Fire
broke out Saturday night in the large
livery stable belonging to R. G. Cha
ney, back of West street here, and de?
stroyed that building, another stable
and 11 dwelling houses. The losses
aggregated about $12,000 to $15,000,
and the greater part is covered by in?
surance. No livestock was lost. The
fire was finally controlled by the city
tire department and the Naval Acad?
emy engine, manned by midshipmen
and enlisted men.
Cash Given Away to Users of
We are going to be more liberal than ever in 1904 to users of Lion Coffee. Not only will the
Lion-Heads, cut from the packages, be good, as heretofore, for the valuable premiums we
have always given our customers, but
In Addition to the Regular Free Premiums
I the same Lion-Heads will entitle you to estimates in our ?50,000.00 Grand Prigs Contests, which will
make some of our patrons rich men and women. You can send in as many estimates as desired. There will be
The first contest will be on the July 4th attendance at the St. Louis World's Fair; the second relates to Total
Vote For President to be cast Nov. 8, 1904. fao, 000.00 will be distributed in each of these contests, making
$40,000.00 on the two, and, to make it still more interesting, in addition to this amount, we will give a
Pvamnai CivaI Dpiva t\$ $K fl fl tl fifi t0 the one who is nearest correct on both
Ul allll 11151 riflC Ol $U?UUUsUU contests, and thus your estimates have two
s??aflBaH?a?aaanaMafawRMaMMaaBM opportunities of winning a big cash prize.
Printed blanks to
vote on found in
every Lion Coffee Pack?
age. The 2 cent stamp
covers the expense of
our acknowledgment to
you that your es?
timate is recorded.
What will be the total Popular Vote catt for President < vote*
for all candidates combined' at the election November 8.1901? tn
1900 election, 13.959,653 people voted for President. For nearest cor?
rect estimates received In Woolson Spice Co.'s. office. Toledo. O.,
on or before Nov. 5,1904. we will five first prize for the nearest cor?
rect estimate, second prize to the next nsa-est.etc.,etc..a? follows:
1 First Frlit .S2.50O.00
1 Second Prise . 1,000.00
2 Prises-$600.00 each . 1.000.00
Five Lion-Heads
cut from Lion
Coffee Packages and
2 cent stamp entitle you
(in addition to the reg?
ular free f premiums)
to one vote in
either contest:
What will be the total July 4th attendance at the St. Louis
World's Pair? At Chicago, July 4,1893. tbe attendance was 283.273.
For nearest correct estimates received In Woolson Spice Com?
pany's office. Toledo, Ohio, on or before June 30th. 1904, we will
give first prize for the nearest correct estimate, second prize to the
next nearest, etc., etc., as follows:
1 First Prize .$2,500.00
1 Second Prise . 1,000.00
2 Prises-$600.00 each .1,000.00
6 Prizes
10 Prizes?
20 Prizes?
60 Prizes?
260 Prises?
1800 Prises?
. 1,000.00
TOTAL. $20,000.00
6 Prises
10 Prises?
20 Prises?
50 Prizes?
260 Prise*?
1800 Prises?
2139 PHIZES.
TOTAL. $20,000.00
Distributed to the Public-aggregating S45,000.00?In addition to which we shall give $5,000
to Grocers' Clerks (see particulars In LION COFFEE oases) making a grand total of $50,000.00.
$5,000,000 FOR JERO FIND
A New Endowment By Mr. Andrew
Us Purpose ls to Place Those Following
Peaceful Vocations Who Have Been Injur?
ed in Heroic Effort to Save Human Life ia
Bolter Pecuniary Condition Than They Were
and to Provide for the Dependants.
Pittsburg, Pa,, (Special).?It was
learned here that Andrew Carnegie
bas created a fund ot $5,000,000 for
the benefit ot "the dependents ot those
losing their lives in heroic effort to
save their fellow-men, or for the
heroes themselves if injured only.'
Provision is also made for medals tc
be given in commemoration of heroic
The endowment is to be known ai
"thc Hero Fund/' and consists o!
$5,000,000 of first collateral 5 per cent
bond of the United States Stee
Corporation. Thc trust is placed ir
lire hands of a commission composed
of thc following gentlemen: \V. L
Abott, Edwin ri. Anderson, W. W
Blackburn. Edward M. Bigelow
Joseph Burlington, Wm. N. Frew. Kev
W. J. Holland, John B. Jackson
Thomas Lynch, Charles G. Mellor, T
N. Miller, Thomas Morrison, Fred?
erick C. Perkins, Robert Pitcairn, H
Kirk Porter, Ja. js li. Reed, W. L
Scaife, Willaim Scott, VV. H. Steven
son; F. M. Wilmot, secretary.
Thc commission held its first meet
ing here and made known its pro?
ject, lt is learned that the scheme wa?
conceived by Mr. Carnegie immediate
iv after the Harwick mine disaster
when he summoned to New VorV
Charles L Taylor, chairman, and F
M. Wilmot, manager, of the Andrew
Carnegie relief fund, to discuss witt
them plans for thc relief ol the suf?
ferers from this catastrophe. On thi*
occasion Mr. Carnegie announced tc
Messrs. Taylor and Wilmot his ill
mention to endow a fund for heroes
outlined his plane .ind asked thal
;hey consider the project and write
him regarding it. making such sug?
gestions aud giving such ideas a*
might occur to them. This they did,
and on March ia, just before his de?
parture for Europe, Mr. Carnegie for?
warded a letter to Mr. Taylor an?
nouncing the plan, and stating that
the certificates of thc bonds had been
placed in his hands.
lu a letter to the hero fund com?
mission Mr. Carnegie outlines t'lie
general scheme of the fund, which in
his own words is "to place those fol?
lowing peaceful vocations who have
been injured in heroic effort tc save
buman lif.- in somewhat better posi?
tion pecuniarily than before until again
able to work. In case of death the
Widow ar/,i cJiildj^iu or others ile
I pendent to be provided tor?the widow
j until she is remarried and the children
I until they have reached a self-sup?
porting age. For exceptional children
exceptional grants may be made for
exceptional education. Grants ot sums
of money may also be made to heroes
or heroines as the commission think'
.-.dviseable. each case to be judged
on its merits."
It is provided that no grant is to
be continued unless it be soberly and
properly n^eA, and recipients remain
respectable, well-behaved members ol
the community.
A medal shall be given to the herc
or widow, or next to kin. which shal*
recite the heroic deed -it com
memorates. The medal shall be giver
for the heroic act, even if thc doer bf
uninjured, aud also a sum of money
should the commission deem such
a gift desirable.
Ten Thousand Dollars is the Amount That ii
Washington. (Special). ? Secret*!*]
of the Navy Moody transmitted tc
thc House a request for a $io.ooc
appropriation to provide for the prope
care of the remains of the victims o
the explosion ou thc battleship
Tiie bureau of navigation of th<
navy department announces that th?
W. J. Bogard, named in the dispatch
of Admiral Barker of the 1.3th inst., a;
having been killed in the Missour
explosion, and whose name could nev
be found on the records, has beer
identified as William Joseph Bougard
of Brooklyn, N. V.. whose next of kir
is Janies Bougard, a brother, who live?
kt 250 Prospect avenue, Brooklyn, X
Y. This man was blown overboard
Mid bis body has not been recovered
The bureau of navigation also an
nounces that the B. J. Mulligan, men
tioned in the same dispatch as having
been killed, and whose name could no;
be found on the records, is John
Joseph Mulligan, landsman, of Provi?
dence, R. I. His next of kin is giver
as James Mulligan, of 206 Chestnut
street, Providence. R. I., his father.
Three Little Ones Saw Father Attempt
Mother's Lite.
South Hadley Falls, Mass. (Special)
?The three children of Daria Cape
stand, a wood chopper, died of poi?
soning, and Mrs. Capestand is ill wal?
lie same malady. Parts of the bodies
>f two of the children and the meal
'rom which it is suspected the poisoi
-ame have been taken to Harvard for
The three children?aged 6, 4, and
j. who died very suddenly ? wert
juried Friday. There were present al
: h e cemetery Medical Examiner
Branch,"of Amherst; Chief of Police
Buchey, of the Falls, and Maj. James
McWay, of the state police. They are
v ery rel iceut about their suspicions,
but claim that it is a case of murder.
Police Are Having Analysis Made and WU
Search for Murderer.
Philadelphia, Pa., (Special).?Fred
.?rick Scaife, aged ,?2 years, committee
Filicide after shooting his wife Mary
She will recover. Mrs. Schaife sate,
^hc knew of no reason for her hus
band's crime unless it was his ground?
less jealousy.
The woman saved her life by bet
pretence of mind. When her husband
drew bis revolver she threw her arm<
about him and a fierce struggle en?
sued. Schaife managed to discharge
the weapon, a bullet entering his wife*
back. She fell. and. thinking he had
klled her, he turned the weapon upon
himself and blew his brains out
The couple have three young child
ren and the shooting occurred in the
presence of the little ones.
Captain Linden Dead.
Philadelphia, Fa., (Special).?Capt
Robert J. Linden, formerly superin?
tendent of police of this city, a famotU
detective, died at his home here ol
meuinonia. after a month's illness. He
was 60 years old. Captain Cinder
vas instrumental in breaking up thc
notorious Molly Maguire gang, whicl
committed so many murders in tin
anthracite coal regious a number ol
years ago.
Crowded Church Dynamited.
Evansville, Ind., (Special). -Th,
Evening Lights Church at Blackburn
Pike county, was dynamited while ful
of people. No one was killel, but sev?
eral were hurt in thc panic that fol
lowed. The front end of the church
was blown out.
A woman 5 feet 3 inches high should
weigh 1.27 pounds.
In Sweden there is but one dniR
itore to every 15,000 people.
Pens are polished with emery
powder in a large revolving drum.
The Southern States are producing
lalf the lumber cut in America
Public benefactions in America dur
ng ten years aggregate $010,410,000
The Russian population of Siberia
now numbers not far from 8,000,000
We have now twelve battle-ships in
service, and fourteen more building or
That the cost of living has increa iee]
,sO per cent, in ten years in shown by
Dun's Index.
The Railway Exchange Buddins
Just completed in Chicago has office
100111 for 5,000 persons.
The English buy $.w,ooo.ooo of egs;<
abroad each year, the average price
being to cents a dozen.
An invention which secures the com?
plete combustion of coal was men?
tioned at a banquet at Glasgow.
Maximite, the secret explosive used
in shells by the Cnited States, is 5c
per cent, stronger than dynamite.
The manufacture of liquid 'ir foi
scientific and technical purposes has
issumed* considerable proportions in

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