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DELOIHO, MICHIGAN, Senator Morlarty's 1 1 1 1 Riving the state librarian the sum of $Vmm) tc purchase, tho record! and briefs of the United States Supreme Court passed the senate Tuesday. These publica tions are said to be very valuable, one et recently having sold for $8,000. There are only live sets In existence, and If the state purchases them It vil be the only et west of the Allegheny mountains. The attorney-general ad vised the purchase and said that In bis case with the Michigan Central 11 would be necessary to send an attor ney to Washington to consult them If they wero not purchased by the state. The house on Wednesday gave the attempt to revive the matter of city ownership of street ear lines a crush ing defeat. So that matter now seems put to sleep. There was a lively scrap over the question of cutting out the Job of deputy game warden and only a few votes were lacking to have ut Deputy Warden ltrewster out of business. It is said that Colby and Crtuscl hae another scheme to ex loit to put in force the city owner ship of street car lines. It Is a propo sition permitting Detroit to bond for bout $lO,fHK).(KK, the proceeds to be used to purchase lines as the fran chises expire. The legislature went buck to work Monday night in the usual wtyle. The senate did business for only a short time, but the house, confronted with a general order of 75 bill-, went Into committee of the whole and did some business. The Kerry bill regulating tontine investment concerns was agreed to. It permits the secretary of state to appoint a special Inspector for such concerns, to be paid $7 a day and expenses. A bill, which stirred up some opposition, was one providing ten years' Imprisonment for hunters who may carelessly kill or wound some other person. It was agreed to. The house met at 9 o'clock Friday morning for a short session and passed 10 bills which were agreed to Thursday In committee of tho whole. No sesMon of the senate was held, only eight senators answering to roll rail. Rep. Hunt had the rules sus fended and his bill to establish u ja 'venila court In Detroit placed on im mediate passage. On motion of Hep. Van Zoereti its rending was dispensed with. The bill was passed without de bate or dissenting vote. The senate has passed a resolution authorizing the governor to appoint an jigent or attorney to prosecute all th old civil war claims L- 'Just the fed eral government. 'I,- resolution al lows the governor to tlx the compensa tion out of any money collected ami gives the attorney the power to pool whatever claims tin? state has with those of other states, the purpose be ing to have the several states unite hi This legislation to be asked from the federal government. Senator Fuller's bill Increasing th salary of tint superintendent of fish eries from Sl.'joo to $l,S00, which passed the senate Tuesday, is for the purpose of legalizing the action of the state board of tlsh commissioners. The board for tho past few years has had lo make private compensation to tho 'superintendent to keep him In their employ, and they did not desire to take the responsibility any longer. One of the 'bills n creed to In house committee of the whole Tuesday was that glviiu' the railroad commissioner the same control over iuterurban elec tric lines as he exerrises over steam railways. Some Detroit electric people at tir.-t opposed the bill, but when they examined the measure thorough ly their objections were withdrawn. The measure does nut apply to city A I'll! uf Representative Combs, passed by the house provides that pupils of hijh schools, etc.. who may be entitled to help from county scholarship funds, may elect any Michigan normal school or college In which to complete their education. The law now limits them to the Uni versity of Michigan. Under a bill introduced by pre ventative Dunn, and which was passed by the house Wednesday, only botelkeepers will be privileged to seil liquor in St Clair county in townships or villace.s having less than r.o) in habitants. Senator Scripps suggests that a leg islative recos be taken until late this j ear to give special committee op portunity to Investigate the exemption of mortgages and other credits from taxation. There is talk among some Detroit members of reviving the matter of city ownership of street railways. It be ing said that men who voted' agalr?t the Creusfl bill now say they did not fully understand the situation. !overnor Itliss has signed the bill Increasing the sire at which brook trout may be legally caught from six to seven Inches, the state tfsh commis sion having asked for the change. The bouse on Tuesday acted on twenty-seven bills in committee of the whole, besides passing, on third read ing, those agreed to in committee Mon day night. It was the biggest day's work of the session. In point of the number of bills acted upon. The senate on Tuesday, by a vote of 14 to .'t. refused to concur in the amendments made by the house to Senator Burns' bill to punish the hooting of human beings by persons in pursuit of game. The bill was laid on tio t,tb!e. JoV. Wis has signed the Fuller bill, providing that brewers and wholesale liquor dealers may establish cold storage stations upon payment of for each such station. A bill by Representative Fish, agreed lo in house committee of the who'e, changes the b cal age at which plilldren shall hfte school rights from I to U cars. j MICHIGAN LEGISLATURE. ; I THE MICHIGAN NEWS I t t What Is Doing In All Sections of the State Detroit's Suntlr Horror. Grand Trunk passenger train No. 8. duo In Detroit from Chicago at 8 o'clock, standard time, plowed Its way through a crowd of several hundred Polish excursionists from Toledo wht were boarding a special Lake Shore & Michigan Southern train, at the corner of Canfleld and Dequlndre streets, shortly after 8 o'clock Sunday night. Seven persons jyV killed outright or died of their Injuries and 23 others wero Injured, several of whom are In a precarious condition. It was one of tho most appalling horrors that has occurred In Detroit for years, the un fortunate victims being literally ground and thrown to death without warning and before the eyes of a thousand panic stricken spectators, who were powerless to render any as sistance until the frightful work was done. Some received their death blows on the spot, others were terribly maim ed and bruised, while those fortunate enough to escape were bemoaning the fate of relatives or friends. Port Huron' t-'lnnncra. The controller of Fort Huron reports an Increase in the bonded Indebtedness of the city during the fiscal year just closed of $1811.77.". making a present total bonded indebtedness. Including that payable from special assessments, of $821,780. The rate of interest aver ages per cent. Hal luces on hand in treasury at date, $112,728.37, inclu sive of the unexpended balance In the canal fund. The total disbursements during the year aggregate $421,714.24 for all departments of tho city govern ment, Including public Improvement expenditures. The total receipts, not Including returns from the sale of bonds, aggregated $202,770.50. Forget Indorsement. With a view lo unloading on the un wary several mining concerns have Is sued reports ostensibly Indorsed by graduates of the Michigan College of Mines. President McNalr, of the col lege, has been forced to call attention to this unscrupulous use of tho reputa tion of the college. A report Issued recently gave extracts from the report of .1. W. Carroll, an alleged "expert" and graduate of the college. Presi dent McNalr brands its writer as an Impester, for no one of that name ever was a student or ever was employed in any position in the college. Dratally .nIiel. Mrs. Julia Kills, aged U3 years, wife of .7 oli it Kills, a dairyman farmer, liv ing two miles west and half a mile south of Dearborn, was lienten to the floor with an ax and left for dead at 7 o'clock Friday njo'mg by a 10-year-old polish boy, jyt his, name .as WIllIm Brown, n no went to worlcon the farm a week ago. The object was robbery and the murderer secured a watch and chain worth $25 escap ing with his 1 ooty. The crime was dis covered by Fanner Kills about S o'clock. The search parties out after the boy were in high temper which may lvsult in something more than ones:. Mill He loed. The votes on the proposition to re move the Review and Herald plant from I rand Rapids were counted Wednesday morning, and of 2.274 cast .'.) 7 were in favor of turning the plant over to the general conference unci having it taken to some state In the eusr. Miiny of the votes for re moval wore cast on proxies, of which the general conference committee took goesl care to get possession. There are more than 1.40U stockholders, but most of their holdings are very small. It is likely that the sanitarium interest will start or back a new printing of fice to trtke the place of the Review and Herald. Tax I.ovy Wmm Illcs.nl. That tho state board of assessors pursued a wrong method In determin ing the rate for the taxation of rail ways and kindred corporations is tho unanimous decision of the Supremo Court, which on Friday granted the mandamus prayed for by the Detroit board of education, requiring tho as sessors to reconvene and determine a new rate, which will be higher. When reconvened the average rate must be made from a computation of the as sessment made by the local assessors. This will materially Increase the rate over that previously tixed. Memorial Day. General orders have been issued by Commander Anthony, of the Michigan O. A. It., calling upon the posts throughout the state to properly ob serve Memorial Day. The general or ders say: "Let the sacredness of the day be upheld by discouraging all ef forts on the part of selfish Interests to make It a day of sports and games. The day is sacred to the memory of our noble dead. Let us strive to keep t so." "Million In It.' The exchequer of the state of Michi gan at the close of business Thursday contained $.",2.".o.lS;.tK). The receipts cf the month have about equalled the expenditures. During the coming month the cash balance will bo ma terially reduced by the payment of the semiannual allowance of primary sc hool money. Tho auditor general has decided to apportion 00 cents per capita which will require $442,010.40. Governor Aaka for Facia. Gov. Bliss has asked 'State dame and Fish Warden Chapman for the de tails of the killing of Christian Mr Lain at Frankfort by Deputy Warden SpafTord. Chief Deputy Brewster has been dispatched to the scene. One story is that SpafTord was pinned to tho ground by a spear when be tired; another Is that he shot In revenge for a spear Jab when McLaln was retreat ing. As an ofllcer, SpafTord once killed n train robber. The prosecuting at torney of Benzie county has ordered Bpafford's release, being satisfied ap parently that the deputy acted In felf-UePrnse. state: kewi is dkiuk. The Socialists polled f0 votes at the recent election In Benzie county. Gas lias been struck on tho farm of E. W. Lane, four miles west of Ad vance. The P. M. depot at Shelby was broken Into, but tho burglars got only 15 cents. The Traverse Iron works, which were destroyed by tire, will be rebuilt at once. Fire destroyed the Coburn hotel and Its contents Thursday evening. The house was built 33 years ago. Metamora Is to have the old Lapeer depot which will be replaced by a new one. Both places need new buildings. Tho battleship Iowa Is now totally disabled at Pensncola. Fla.. having burst a steam pipe which tore away the steering gear. Business men of Saginaw are con sidering what inducements shall be of fered to bring the proposed new insti- uue ror the blind there. The body of Thomas DeVrles. who disappeared from his home In Crand Rapids April 11. was found floating in Crand river Tuesday morning. A government official who Is In a position to know, says that one drag gist In Van Buren county sells twen-ty-flve barrels of whisky every year. France Is preparing to step In and suppress the Insurrection of 100.000 Chinese rebels In Kwung-Sl province which borders the French colony of Tonquln. There Is consternation among the fair sex In Battle Creek, as a Chicago man, George Delmater. announces that ho will open a barber shop, of 12 chairs, each with a female operator. Lansing's new municipal court, pro vided by the present legislature, began business Monday. The first prisoner before It was a penitent drunk, In whoso case Judge Hoe suspended sen tence. Fifteen men were overcome by the gases In the Port Huron tunnel while laying ties, because of a defect In the ventilating system. They were dis covered by trackmen and rescued In the nick of time. Tiie business men of Caro have forn'.ed a syndicate to raise beets for th Peninsular Sugar Co., of this town. They have subscribed $1.".Oik) to rent 200 acres of land near Curo and raise the beets. Mrs. Jennie C. Kinley. widow, of Saranac. Mich., Is the victim of a mar riage advertisement. W. K. Bickford is the husband she got. and it 's charged that he ransacked her trunk, took $50 and ran awav. A married wmaa who lives n the House with a relative In Battle Creek, was arrested and the following com plaint made to the officer, who includ ed it In his report: "Singing, whist ling and talking to herself." After a trial lasting two hours, Sa rah Boblnson, who paid Mexican live peso bills to Lansing merchants and got American money in exchange, as if the pesos were dollars, was acquitted on the charge of false pretenses. Frederick Hagen. tho 7-year-old son of Dr. W. A. Hagen. a prominent Mus. kegon physician, played truant from school Friday afternoon, and while on Hackley & Hume's dock by Muskegon lake, slipped in and was drowned. Only 12 retail saloons are open in St. Joseph as compared with Id opera ted last year. Mayor Starr's promise for reform has been honored, and all questionable resorts closed for the first time in the history of St. Joseph. Several hundred acres of pine bar rens In the eastern portion of Grand Tracers- county and the western part of Kalkaska county, the property of J. A. Coffin of Machiag. Me., will at once be devoted to the cultivation of blueberries. , An explosion that caused death and destruction occurred In the plant of the Thor Manufacturing Co., Cleve land, Saturday afternoon. Four per sons are dead, while 27 others are lying at hospitals, omc fatally and others seriously Injured. K. G. Bennett, who is serving a sen tence In Jackson for the death of Agnes Kberstein, of Battle Creek, has petitioned for a pardon. Bennett has many friends, and a strong effort will be made to get him out before Decem ber 2.'5, ll07, when his time would ex pire. Mrs. Almir.i Katon. the aged Sagi naw woman who was taken HI at the home of W. W. Rcdtlold, In Flint, two weeks ago while peddling notions, has been taken to the poorhouse. She was so fee,;e that it was necessary to carry her to the county house on a stretcher. Morse and Perry White, of Lansing, aged 23 and l." respectively, are under arrest on a charge of arson in connec tion with an attempt to fire a house from which their mother was about to move. The officers lay the blame on the older boy, who has often quarreled with his mother. Charles II. Johnson, ex-prosecutlng attorney of Genessee county, was ac quitted In the Circuit Oourt Saturday of conspiracy. He was charged with being Implicated with Joseph "W. Stockwell and others In fleecing Jacob Kaquer, a wealthy Saginaw brewer, out of $3,000 on June 14, 1000. All the others were convicted. Halstend's private bank at Concord was roblied some time after midnight Thursday. The safe was blown open with dynamite. It Is stated that all the money In the bank was taken. In cluding postoftko money and stamps. Bank officials are reticent regarding the a mount stolen. Kric Beck, a troodsman. Is In the Sault Ste. Marie hospital, fatally wounded by a bonrdlrighousp keeper named Robert Bell. The shooting ts claimed to be the result of the admis sion of familiarity with Mrs. Bell, which Beck thought Bell was charging In fun, but In vihleh the husbai.d proved terribly In earnest. Killed hy Game Warden, Chris. McLaln, a farmer living In the vicinity of Hound Lake, about 12 miles northeast of Frankfort, was killed at an early hour Tuesday morning by II. B. SpafTord, of Cadillac. a deputy game warden. SpafTord came at once to Frankfort and gave himself up. He claims self-defense. The story of the tragedy Is that SpafTord' and a fellow officer caught McLtiin. lib two sons, David Jewel and Steven Winters on Hound Lake Ashing. The officers went out to them, an attack resulted, and he went ashore closely followed by tho usnermen. a melee ensued In which tlsts and spears came Into play. The warden was finally thrown down and pinned to the earth with a spear through his coat, in which position he drew a revolver and shot, the bullet taking effect In McLaln's spine, killlug mm instantly. A Guilt)- Conscience. lias remorse for the murder of his parents driven John Hartman, of Ben nington. Insane? He went suddenly Insane and was placed In Owosso Jail, where he paces his cell, muttering con stantly to himself: "I did It. I got the stuff. Yes, yes, I'm the mau!" About six years ago he lived with hlrf aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hart man, on their tine large farm near Laingsburg. Mis. William Hoehrn, wife of an Owosso stock dealer, also lived at t ho house. The old people died suddenly, the death of the elder Hartman being followed by that of his wife in a few months, both poi soned. Arrests followed, but proof was not strong enough, and Hartman and the woman escaped being bound over to the Circuit Court. Twenty thousand acres of delinquent tax lands In Arenac county have been deeded to the state. Land Commis sioner Wildey will hold monthly sales of these lands during the summer. Citizens of all classes are not at all pleased with the story that Is going the rounds that Three Hlvers already has one government building and Is therefore not entitled to the new nor mal school. The Commercial Savings bank of Grand Haplds. capital $200,000; Ameri can Savings bank of Pont lac. $."0.000, and Farmers' State bank of Mlddie vllle. $37,000, were all authorized Monday br Commissioner Moore to commence business. Mrs. Margaret McClellan. the oldest woman In northern Michigan, died In the home of her daughter, Sunday. She was born April 1. 1S00, In Scot land, and lived in Alpena 40 years. She was In full possession of all her faculties up to the time of her death. The Michigan earnings of railroad companies continue to increase. Com missioner Atwood reports that these earnings for March wero $4,lo4.300, an Increase of $."77.r04 over March, 1002. The Michigan earnings for the first quarter of this year were $11, 7fii.7(;. This is an Increase of $1,010, 400. or 1.V00 per cent over the same period of lust venr. Russia' niil. aan are. quarreling over a tlmbei concession claimed by a Husslan agent at the mouth of the Yalu river. Upon going there to op erate It it was found that Japanese were In possession and they would not vacate. Noted Inventor Dfea. St. Louis, Mo., dispatch: Simeon Lord, 66, died at the home of his niece, Mrs. H. M. Edmunds. Mr. Lord was born in England. He was a noted Inventor, among his inventions being the escape valve. AMlsf MRNTS IX DKTKOIT Week Ending May t. Detroit Opeha Mors. -James and Warde fa 'The TemiH-M Sat. Mat. at i'; Kve'njfs at S. I.TCKCM TiitATEH-Pike Theuter Co , "Captain si(l"- Summer Prices, 'S and M) cents. Whitnkt Th r atk u--"A Trip to Chinatown"-- Mats. loc. lu' und ! c; Kve'ngs IOj. kj andilOc. Temple Thka i kh And Wondkkund-After- noon ,'; ., loc to Joe ; Kvemngs 8:1 i, luc to ooo 'I UK M4HKKTS. Detroit, cattle Choice Fteers. $." 00; pood to choice Imtrher HtecrH, 1,000 to l,3o0 pounds, J i"i4 73; Usht to Rood butcher steers end hflfer. Too to D0 pounds aver ae. " 7.V(j i H.'i ; mixed butchers' fat cows. J3 Z'Ai? m. canncrs, II !ra2 10; common nulls. $2 W't'i 25. jrood uhlppers bulla. 13 GO U3 s"; common leeders. ;i UbffZ 75; good well bred feeders, S3 7.VM 25; lltfht stock crs. W r'3 75. Venl Calves Market dull and 25 to 1 1 cents lower, $4 00'j6 00. Milch Cows and SprlriKrs steady. :io ongfCi oo. Sheep H. st wool Umba. $7 00; fair to ffood wool limbs. $5 WVi 50; llpht to com mon lamM. $4 ("Ku5 &; yearllnrs. $5 &0r IK); fair t. koI butcher sheep. $4 O0ft) 5 TpO; culls iind common, (3 00ij3 CO; best clipped lainlis. $tj S,. Hoks Mthi to (rood butchers. $0 7(v fi 7fi; p!r. (, 6 H6; llht yorkcrs. $6 60 6 70; roughs, tf 10 6 26; utags, 1-3 off. Kaft Huffalo. cattle Receipts UrM; sup ply steady; veals, steady. Hons Heavy mixed and yorkers. $7 1.V&7 20; pigs. J7 Vlp 7 20; ro uhe. $ 4ow to; ftags. $"'a5 2T. Sheep St -olv. lamls. 15c lower; top limbs. 7 K'7 25, culls to tood. $li7; year lings, $5 S-j'ifi; ewes. $1 WKH 75. Chicago, cattle Cood to prime steers, l.'.r. 50, poor to medium. SI LVuS; stockers and fee. rs. $.i4 W: cows and helfern. 11 .W?5 dinners. SI Xi'l SO; bulls, fi 5) f4 50; calves. Texas fed uteers. Si fii 75. lings Mixed and butchers, SO-'J 7; Rood to hoice liejvy, Wttl 15; rouffh Iienvy, V- hv.if. V, light. W 6"VgC 90; bulk of sales S'l Sn-ri 7 Sheep Good to choice weth ers. SI 75fi5 50; fair to choice mixed. $1 75 ri4 M; native lntnbs, St 50&6 75; western 'ambs, St 006 75. Crnln, Detroit. Wheat-No. 2 white. 7Uc; N. rd. 7 cars at 7.;c; May, 25.000 bu at 7fte. 15.000 bu at 76'ic; July. 15,000 bu at 72c, closing 7,1 - nominal; No, 3 red, 3 cars at 73'ic per bu. Corn No. 3 mixed. 1 car at 44c; No. I yellow. 44e bid. Oata No. 3 white. 37ic, No. 4 white, 36 per bu. Rye No. 2 spot. 53c; Na. 3 ry, EOtfc per bu Chicago (cash sala). wheat No. 3 spring. 7v4c; No. 3. 74c; No. 2 red, 1tQ 77Ve. Corn No. 2. 44c; No. 2 y allow, 44c. Oats-No 2, 33c; No. 3 white, 323. Rj -No. 2. 48fl4c. The Canadian Hoo was rlsited Wed nesday morning with one of the most disastrous fires In many years. Almost $HXMm worth of property was de stroyed, some of the largest business houses in tho heart of the city being burned. Janus Miller, n mail carrier of Jeff, prson, Ind., was arrested by the post Ilice authorities for nelectlng to turn in two cents collected over a year ago mi an overdue stamp. The matter has been under Investigation ever since by !ialf a dozen government officers. Mil 'er is the irothcr of the attorney-gen-pral of Indiana. I NEWS OF THE WORLD i Brief Chronicle Klnar Ylalta Tope. King Edward visited Tope Leo nt the Vatican Wednesday afternoon, going direct to the Rritlsh embassy In n closed carriage. He was accompan ied by Col. Lamb, the Hritlsh military attache. The carriage bearing the king was followed by another contain ing members of his majesty's suite. The pope received the king lu his prl vato apartment, where they were closeted for twenty minutes. The aged pontiff stood at the threshold of the apartment where, with extended hand, he received the Ilrltlsh king. His holiness was dressed in robes of white and a red velvet cape bordered with ermine. Even King Edward paused a moment upon seeing the pontiff In h's whlto garments. The pope's face was the color of Ivory, but he moved without aid and with no apparent dif ficulty. From his entire person there seemed to emanate sentiments of be nevolence and spirituality. The king and the head of the church clasped hands and exchanged a few words in French. King Edward passed within' tho papal apartment, the door was closed and the pope and his guest wero left alone. Condemns Mile The Army and Navy Register, which for many years has been an ardent supporter of Lieut.-tJon. Miles, con demns (Jen. Miles'8 recent report of atrocities In the Philippines. "In con sidering the conditions In the Philip pines, It should be considered that we have had In the Islands KW.OOO nvn nnd 0,0! X) officers. The so-called atroc ities were committed by not more than twelve officer.. This is a small per centage and might well justify silence when we consider that the subject has been and Is still the object of official Investigation. It was a mistake io have touched on the matter In this of ficial way unless something more dell, nlte could be given, and It is to be re gretted that (!en. Miles should have been betrayed Into such an expres sion." The Destruction of Krnnk, The terrible disaster which came upon the little town of Frank in southwestern Alberta and killed nt least one hundred and twenty people, is not the end", as the town is threat ened with "destruction by flood. Old Man's river, which flows through the center of the town. Is dammed up by the fallen rocks to the height of nearly 100 feet, and the entire valley above the town is flooded for miles. A big body of water is pressing with force upon the dam, tho only protec tion the town of Frank now has, un less the river shall Iind another chan nel. Should this impromptu dam break the entire tillage will be swept awn)'.- It ;was not an earthqur.ko or explosion as at first supposed that overwhelmed the town, but the open lug of the earth for three-quarters of a mile, and many feet in width. When tho whole northern face of Turtle mountain slipped from its place and countless thousands of to'is of rocks and earth were thrown over the town. St. Louis' Great ln. The dedication of the great exposi tion in St. Louis on Thursday marks an epoch in the history of that hust ling town which will be the scene of the greatest exposition known to the world. President Roosevelt and ex President Cleveland were the central luminaries of the occasion and both were guests of President Francis of tho exposition commission. The cere monies were held in the liberal arts building. Over 00,!00 people crowded Into the big auditorium, where in the presence of olticial representatives of all the civilized nations of the world, the words of dedication were spoken hy the president of the t'nited States There were 11.000 troops in the parade which was one of the most imposing that ever took place in St. Louis. The weather was raw and cold. It y Hn Cold. Duluth on Wednesday had the ex perience of a heavy, blustering snow storm, following several days of warm spilng weather. It commenced to rain Tuesday evening, turning to snow early In the morning. The storm in creased during the forenoon and sev eral Inches of snow fell, drifting con siderably in some places. The worst blizzard of the year raged In West Superior nil day Wednesday. There was a strong gale of wind and snow fell steadily. The temperature at 7 a. m. was 7 degrees below the freezing point. While wrestling with a friend nt his home in Pomfret. Conn.. Albert Peterson, aged 40 years, was thrown in such a way that his neck was broken. Mrs. Isalwlh Viola was held to be Justified in shooting Lieut. Kelly of tho Itoston fire department, who burst Into their apartment by mistake nnd attacked her husband. Tho cause of smallpox has been lemonstrated by Dr. Win. T. Council man, professor of pathology in tho Harvard medical school, to be a micro organism representative of the lowest form of animal life. Imaginlug she had contracted ty phoid pneumonia from nursing her hus band Mrs. Stephen Ilrowne. a wealthy woman of East Orange, N. J., loc ked herself In a room and took her own llfo with laudanum. Miss Yondorf Cudahy. niece of John Oiidahy, tho Chicago packer, fought a burglar to a finish. Hearing him til ing the door hinges she got a heavv cane nnd went for him. She beat him over the head until the stick broke, and the burglar lied. A volcanic explosion near the town of Frank. N. W. T., on the line of the Crow's Nest Pass railway, occurred early Wednesday. Seventy five per sons aro reported killed. Frank Is s small settlement n few years old. in tlm coal nnd iron district of Ilrltlsh Columbia, Just a few miles north of lb northwestern boundary of Mon- Matters of Importance Denounced the Arreat. Tho Iter. Charles Reh.hlln, pastor of St. Joseph's church In Lorain, O., nnd brother of Agatha ltelchlin, who was murdered last week, on Sunday made a sensational denunciation of the au thorities for the arrest of He v. Ferdin and Walser on the charge of murder ing his sister. Tho occasion was nt the morning services In that church and the place was from the altar steps. He said: "I am sorry to see that Father Walser i connected with the murder of my sister. I am sorry be cause I know and am convinced before (Jod that he Is absolutely Innocent nnd that no matter how strong public opin ion is. how spiteful, how atrocious that public opinion may be. It cannot make him out n murderer, the murderer of my sister. The time will come when I will give my ve rsion of the blood hound story upon which the character of public opinion seems to be based. My friends, I believe Father Walser innocent until he is proven guilty. Personally. I must say that I do not know which assault is most brutal, the assault of the murderer upon my sister or the assault upon the reputa tion of Father Walser. the assault made by public opinion upon that good priest. Shocking Murder. Rev. Ferdinand Walser. assistant of the Church of the Sac red Heart, at To ledo, lies in the county jail at Elyria, O., charged with the murder of Miss Agatha Reichlin, sister of Rev. Charles Reichlln. pastor of St. Joseph's Cath olic church at Lorain. O. It is charged by the authorities that Iter. Walser. who was a guest at the home of the latter, entered the young woman's room nt the parsonage Thursday night during the absence of Iter. Fr. Reich lln. and crushed her head with a big paving stone. The Town la Itiilaed. The citizens of Frank are leaving town, as Engineer McHenry, of the Canadian Pacific, has stated that the remaining peak of the mountain is creeping slowly. At a mass meeting Premier Ilaultain stated that the town was unsafe. The Canadian Pacific Is providing special trains for those who desire to remove. The railroad itself Is moving its rolling stock, and every thing is being done to avert, If possi ble, another calamity. i n: ms fiiovi i:vi:itvviir.nn. Forest fires In the Adirondacks were quenched by snow storms on Friday. George William Crawford, a negro, has carried off the highest oratorical honors at Vale. California is appealing for men to pick her fruit crop. The Chinese ex clusion ;iet has cut olf the former sup lily of labor. fc!5('!i. NeNon A. Miles Is to become a resident of Long Island after his re tirement. He has leased for the sum mer a cotfag' near East Hampton. W. II. Pope, Judge of the Court of First Instance of the Philippine Island, has resigned and. owing to shattered health, will return to Santa Fe. N M. The plant of the International Salt Co., located at South Chicago, witfi three boats lying in Hie O'lumet river, were destroyed by lire Tuesday night. The loss is olinialed at $1, -"'.! mm). Minister Leishmann at Pera cables the state department that the prohibi tion of American pork into Turkey, which had been in effect for five yea is. lias been removed and orders have been issued permitting entry after the customary Inspection. Patrolman James Raker, of New York, stopped a runaway team and saved I he life of a girl who turned out to be his old sweetheart, with whom he had qti.invled some years before. The quarrel was called off, and' a cap tain and o0 patrolmen attended their wedding. Susan Wilkinson, a New York widow of .".". lias taken to herself a blushing bridegroom of III. She says she lias known him since he was ,i baby, and that when he was m he asked her to marry him. but she made him wait a year. Frozen to death on a warm day was the late that befel the little daughter of . C. Prior, a Memphis druggist. The little one had been poking into an ice cream freezer and fell In, being frozen to death before she could be extricated. , Prayer books and church furniture we-re weapons used by belligerent fac tion in a tight in the Slavonic Roman Catholic church at Tolicf. III. Over men. mixed up women ami chihln-n were in the scrimmage when the police irrived and then all hands turned on the officers and drove them a w a.v. After .'i5 hours continuous service at the tire of the South Chicago salt trust's plant, and with face so sooted that his friends scarcely knew him, Fireman Richard Schoenhcrr. of Chi cago, who had been called almost from the altar by the fire, made a hustle and wedded his bride nmid the hearty congratulations of his fellew firemen. The Pere Marquette steel bridge across the Paw Paw river was wrecked Tuesday night while an at tempt was being made to open It. The overhanging arm snapped, leaving the iron structure partially open, but with one end on the bottom f the river. It was far Into the night before a train could pass The wholesale liquor men, it Is said, are having a bill prepared under whh h they hope to have their taxes reduced. The tax for both wholesale and retail business Is now $soe), and the county auditors of Wayne have been making them pay the full amount. The bill would place a new construction on the retail se-lling, and under which the wholesalers expect that they could got off 1th a $.-h tax. A dozen skeletons of unusually tall men were unairthed by laborers ex cavating fop now grounds at Fort itiley, Kas. With the bones were many utensils and weapons apparent ly over -oo years old. DR. COFFEE Discovers Remedies Thot Restore Sight to Mind People. Dr. W. O. Coffee, a note J ocinlst, (Jood Mock, Dcs Moines. Iowa, has em covered medicines for the eyes that peo ple can use at home eend cure Ca aracs. Scums, CJrnnulatcd lAAs, Ulcers or lldnd ness and restore sluht. Dr. Coffee has nublhhei nn . fO-piK" 1ook on Eye Diseases which he will sen I Free to every reader of this paper. ThM hook tells how to prevent old 8 Kht a M make weak eyes strong. Wr.te Dr. Lo. fee today for his book. What the World Owes Every Man. The world owes to every man a liv ing, says Chauncey M. Depew, provid ed he has the industry and determina tion to collect It. The world owes to every man more pleasure than pain; more good than bad; more gain than loss; more happiness than sorrow; more success than failure; more love than hate; more friends than enemies; but It rests with the man himself whether he collects that debt, for the world holds fast to the good things which it possesses and lets free the bad; and it Is only by labor and en ergy, only by determination and char acter that the debt which the world owes to every one is collected. Oklahoma's Only Battlefield. The only battle ever fought on what is now Oklahoma soil took place on the Washita river near the Antelope hills. Here in 18C8 Gen. Cu3ter, with 900 cavalry, engaged In a deadly, com bat with Black Kettle, a Cheyenne chief, with an unknown number of warriors. Custer lost nineteen sol diers and one officer, but won the fight, killing Chief Black Kettle, with 103 braves, and taking fifty-three pris oners. Kansas City Jourril. Feels Younger and Stronger. Festus, Mo.. May 4th. Mr. January S. Lilly, a highly respected old gentle man, aged 7G, and whose home is in Festus, tays: "For many years I was falling in health. My kidneys were weak and gave me no end of trouble. I had pains In my back and hips so bad that 1 could not Bit up straight without bracing my back, and could not sit only a few minutes In any one posi tion. "I had to get up during every night very frequently to relieve myself. "Our doctor said I had Kidney and Bladder Inflammation. 1 have suffer ed for over five years in this way, always worse at night. "I could get no relief, and was get ting worse till I used Dodd's Kidney Pills. "After I had used a few boxes of this remedy I felt stronger and better than I have for years and years. My pains all left me and I can rest 'and sleep. "Every old man or woman who feels as I felt should use Dodd's Kid ney Pills and I am sure they will not bo disappointed. They brought me out wonderfully." A woman thinks it is just as terrible not to wear mourning after the death of a relative, as It is to be married by a justice of the peace. With Christ in the' ve-ssel I smile at the storm. John Newton. Do Your Feet Ache and Durn? Shake Into your shoes, Allen's Foot Kae, a powder for the feet. It makes tight or New Shoes feel Easy. Cures Swollen. Hot, Sweating Feet, Corns and Bunions. At all Druggists anl Shoe Stores. 25c. Sample sent FREK. Address Allen S. Olmsted. LeRoy, N. Y. I'overty or posse ss'ons need not be dis creditable; poverty of life always is. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken internally. Price. 75c. In cryinsr over spilt rnl k. n mm s(o;s ltnitf enough ' claim It was cream. DON'T SPOIL YOUR CLOTFIES. Use Red Cross Hall Iilue and keep them white as snow. All grocers. Sc. a package. A square mesl at a swell restaurant costs it round pnm. To Cure ti Colel In One elay. Take Laxative liromo Quinine Tablets. All frua;gist refund money if it falls to cure. 2Tc. Tb lance Is to be cone away with In the Husslan army. You can do your dyeing in half an hour with PUTNAM FADELESS DYES. As cur Inclinations, so our opinions.--r, or the Plso's f 'ure ennnot tie too hlk'Mv spoken of as n couth cure. .1. W. O'Hhf.ix, .T.'2 Third Ave., N., Minneapolis. Minn., Jan. t). woo. One active virtue Is worth 10 absent vices. i . TNfcDC MARK. The old. Invariable virtue of I St. Jacobs Oil i rr.akes it the kirg cure for f Sprains and Bruises , Price, 2Tc. and SOc.