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TIIOS. CON LIN. r.dltor. ,'IYSTA Li FALLS, - MICHIGAN. A WEEK'S RECORD All tho News of tho Past Seven Dav3 Condensed. IIOME AND FOREIGN ITEMS News of tho Industrial Field, Personal and Political Items, Happcnlnff3 at Homo and Abroad. TILE NEWS FROM ALL THE WORLD COXG11ES9IOXAI. A spirited debate took place In the senate on the 18th over Senator Quay's resolution declaring; It to be the senae of the senate that there should be a vote on the statehood Mil before the adjournment of congress The post office appropriation bill, with statehood rider, was reported, and Senator Morgan spoke against the Panama canal till. ...In the house the conference report on the army appropriation bill was rejected because of Its provisions for the retirement of civil war officers at an advanced grade The remainder of the day was devoted to the naval appropriation bill. In the senate on the 19th routine business occupied the time. The house bill, amend Injr the pensions laws applying to rtmar rled widows, was passed, and the rest of the day was devoted to an executive session debate on the Panama, canal treaty. ...In the house the naval appropriation bill, pro viding for construction of three battleships. one cruiser, two training ships and a train Ing brig was passed, v, It h Jiuo.OOO for a sub marine boat added. The entire day on the 20th was spent by the senate considering the Panama conal treaty. No vote was taken on any ot the amendments offeretI.....In the house the fortifications appropriations bill was passed, and the conference report on ths 1111 for the protection of the presldrnt and on the IfKlslntlve, executive and Judicial appropriation bill were adopted. IIO.VIF..VT1C. Cole Younger confirms the report that ho intends to run a "wild west" fliow. George II. Cortelyou has taken th oath of office as secretary of the de partment of commerce and labor. Booker T. Washing-ton, In an address at Tuskegce, Ala., before (he twelfth annual negro conference, urged race friendliness. Justice Shiras of the United States supremo court has presented- to the president his resignation, to take ef fect February 24. The names of Brig. Gens. Breckin ridge, Ludington and Wade have been Bent to the senate for promotion to the grade of major general. The Illinois supreme court has sus tained the anti-trust law of 1891 and nmendments of 1803. Corporations are held, liable for fines in case of failure to make yearly report on affiliation with combines. The opera house block and public library nt Ashland, O., were destroyed by fire. A bill to prohibit football in the Illi nois Stato university and schools has been introduced in the legislature. - By a series of frauds carried on for years a band of Italians has swindled ft dozen life insurance companies in New York out of more than $1,000,000. Three thousand Chicago apartment houses are threatened by the janitors' union with strike unless their demands for better pay are granted. Reports from all oer the country, cast and west, show that record-breaking cold weather is being experienced. The Second battalion of the Four teenth United States infantry, which has been stationed at Fort Wayne, near Detroit, has left for the Philippines. Albert W. Wishard, of Indiana, so licitor of internal revenue, has re signed. John Mitchell, president of the Unit ed Mine Workers' union, refused n $4,000 offer from the Chautauqua alli ance for a lecture series. Pendingdisputcs between the United States and Canada wilt proKnbly be taken up soon by a high joint commis sion. Millions of dollars in fines w ill be de manded of Illinois corporations under anti-trust laws declared constitutional ly the state supreme court. A fire at Marion, Tj, loss estimated at A trolley car at hif Both houses of the Wyoming- legis lature adopted a joint resolution strongly IwJorslng wvoinarr suffrage The anthracite coal strike comxnls sion becan work on Its report it Washincton. The meetincrs are se cret. Smallpox Is said to be more widely spread over the United States now than ever before and the disease of the deadliest type ever known. Horace White has retired from his position as chief editor of the New York Evening Post. K. O. Dun fc Co.'s review reported railroad freight congestion again serl oiu because of heavy snow fall. Febru ary earnings were 17.6 per cent, great er than for 1901. Enormous orders for raw silk imports are given. Fire and panic at night in the Clifton hotel at Cedar Kapids, la., resulted in the death of at least nine persons and injury to 42. Guests finding escape cut off, jumped from windows to the frozen ground or sank back into the flame. After a deadlock which has lasted since the beginning of the term, repub licans of the Oregon legislature united and elected C. W, Fulton United States senator. The decisive ballot was taken only a few minutes before the expira tion of the legislature. The Kansas house of representatives has recommended for passing astrln gent law against lynching. , ; Both houses of thoNew Mexico legis lature have passed the bills creating Roosevelt and Quay counties. (Jov Otero will sign the bills. The president has signed the Elkins rebate bill. With the signing of this measure the administration's anti trust programme for. this session of cbngress is completed. .A.eorge oione, wno- ten years ago murdered llobert Jelon fled to Eng land and w as finally .brought back by Chicago detectives, (wn found guilty ,)y, a. jury and sentenced, to.33 years in thepep.itentiar W. II. Van (lurtran ordnance man who was severely inju're'cT'nt Fort La fayettc Thursday, is dentj.jtnak-ivg.tlie lilt n death as the resultof the accident Three children of Mr. and Mrs. A. J, Kansom, near Scio, ()., were burned to death in a fire which destroyed their home. A-ttorney Edward Knight, of Eorl mer, la., was shot and killed by a man named Wilson as a result of a quarrel John A. Nordgren wafc ftmnd guilty in Chicago of .murdtring his wife with poison and was- given a 30 years sen tencc. Arthur Pair lost his life in an at tempt to save his coat during a firo which cimscd $30,000 lojts in. the factory or Mtirges, cornisn as Jturns, t. iiicago ' Six men have been arrey ted at -"ev York charged with violating the lot tery law, and are. said 'to lraVC.'Vlctim ied thousands .of persons in , the last two years. " . ; Over 1,000 students have left Cornell university owing to the epldiriid of typhoid fever in Hhe citv of.Ithnch Many students have died ami hundreds are tick. 'O. -'...iX'. fr. .TnmM flnrrt nniV he'! 12 year-old daughter Patsy were ydicteil at Yhitcburg, Ky., on charge of scald ing to death Jason L. Craft for pur pnves of robbery. A posse of citizen w ith bloodhounds is pursuing Cordon Ilnney, who is charged w ith murdering his w ife near Queen City, Mo. Lynching i threat ened in cae of capture. The frozen body of Frank X. Itlch ardson, a banker of Wyoming, 111., yvho disappeared Tuesday, was found near that place Saturday. It is thought he was- insane and wandered away. A final compromise offer on state hood bill has- been reached by repub lican leaders. Oklahoma would be ad mitted as one state, Indian Territory added to it after three years and.Ari zona and New Mexico admitted at c4;ce as one Mate and divided later. Quay is willing. Minister Bowen refused, the demand of Germany for immediale payment of JC5..100, the request being contrary to the terms of the protocol for settle ment of the Venezuelan trouble. Booker T. Washington in an address at New York advocated acommittreof northerners, southerner and negroes to settle race problem. nn down by a trv n yvere killed,. od nuJ .ny w J S f. frl (and idi- ;Vt -the y i join the a Ives ton, ".Jmberman. shot '.-liaffer near Eddie, ;iled hlmtelf. Jealousy .musand- acres of coal naksr Station, Va., have v-d by Chicago and Pitts ts. Fcveml million. dol railroad. late John W, "elected to take jt the United States C th Alatkan loun Cowmission, a rail Nof St i innxox.i. ami political. Friends of (Jov. Cummins, of Iowa, assert that he will be a candidate for the nomination to the vice presidency before the next national republican U'on vent ion. y Mrs. Julia Duplieei died nt Chlppe- .va Falls. Wis., aged 103 years. ) Miss Ellen Smith, yvho, during the .pat 25 years has been, in turn in ( struct or, professor and registrar of the University of Nebraska, died ot Lin coin. Neb. jMr. Horace White has fefired from his position as chief editor of the New York Evening Post. ' Ma j. Gen. Charles C. Doolittle is dead at Jils home. He made a record for bravery during the civil war, and rose to the rank of brigadier general, com manding a brigade at Nashville. At the close of the war he was regularly brev eted major general. FOUR Hi. A German engineer at a meetlngheld in Spain is said to have pledged himself to kill Emperor William of Germany. The supreme court of Venezuela has given a judgmrnt for $700,000 to heirs of Americans as damages for annul ment of concession. The Montreal express on the Grand Trunk road left the track near Whit by Junction, Ont., and a ucore of pas sengers were injured. Pope Leo celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of his election, and de clared it the happiest day of his life. The scene In the great reception-room in St. Peter's church nt Rome was very impressive. Many persons assembled. More I ban $25,000 jn jif t wrif pre sented. , r - The czar of Kussia, talking tc Em bassador MsCormick. at' St Petoxsj burg, expressed the greatest friend ship for the United States. A total of 317 municipal ownership corporations is reported In England, yvlth $05,000,000 yearly Income. Venezuela has placed an additional duty of 30 per cent, upon all imports as a war measure, ' The twenty-fifth anniversary of the election of the pope was celebrated ia Borne with high mass. European powers hare united In a joint note to the sultan on the sub ject of reforms In Turkey. Great armies of unemployed are marching about England and the pub lic is beginning to associate the lack of work with the growing unpopular ity of the ministry. A force of ladrones under Gen. San Miguel captured three detachments of constabulary near Manila. Scouts are In pursuit. One "thousand of the poor of Home were guests of the pope at a dinner in honor of the papal jubrtee. LATKIl. y In the United States senate on the 23d Washington's farewell address was read by Senator Dubois, of Idaho. The own ai bus public-buildiug bill was passed, and the postofilce' appropria tion bill was considered, without final action. An agreement was reached on the statehood question and a set tlement of the deadlock was predicted in a short time. In the house the gen eral deficiency appropriation bill, the last of the regular supply bills, was passed. It carried $13,6U8,7S1. The committee on merchant marine and fisheries decided against n favorable report on the ship subsidy bill. The Indiauola (Miss.) post office cuse occupied the major portion of the time of the. United States senate on the 24th, Senator Tillman con tinuing his remarks on the race ques tion, -The ngricultiiraliappropriatioit bil was considered and toe" commit tee amendments agreed . to, ; excejjt. the statehood rider, which w.ns passed over. In the house the Philippine currency bill was passed. The con tested election caw of Wagoner vs. Butler, from Missouri, was decided in favor of Wagoner. Washington's, birthday was appro priately celebrated throughout the country. Bear Admiral Henry C. Taylor, com mander of the battleship Indiana in the Spanish war, was preseuted with a syvord by Indiana citizens. While a gang on the Baltimore & Ohio road were thn ingdynamlte near Rockwood, Pa., .an explosion killed four men. The Island of Guam has been raised six inches by n series of prolonged earthquakes. Col. Paul R. Hakin, of Spring field, M.,ss., was elected commander of Vhe Legion of Spanish War Veterans at LjtKvrencei Mas,s;-' Germans have returned tho ':m- flred gunbontrTT-sTT.Vurad(r to Vene zuelan authorities nt Porto Cabello. Routine organization occupied most o( the' first session in Washington of the Jvelfth continental congress of the Daughters of t lie American Revolution. Secretary Cortelynu asks for' a building for tho new dfpartment of commerce and labor to cost'$7,00(),000, exclusive of the site. Fred A.Bopp, a banker nt Hawkeye, la., was kilhM and 13 other persons injured in a railway accident near A tlicd, S. D. A bitter war in the Chicago cloth ing trade has been brought to an end after a struggle lasting seven weeks anl costing uu immense sum. The British still refuse todeliver the ships of the Venezuelan navy which they seized unless the transfers are made at Port of Spain, Trinidad. Cornell university at Ithaca, N. Y., is in danger of being deserted on account of the typhoid fever epi demic, nearly half of the students haing nlready gone. Post offices nt Mexico and Denver, III., East Atchison, Kan., and Morgan, Mo., have been robbed. Senator Quay has given up the statehood fight, making unlikely any legislation on the subject at this session. Charles Grether was hanged at Stroudjsburg, Pa., for the murder of Constable St run k in Septemler, 1001. The 1). A. R. congress in Washing ton ndoptcd nn amendment removing the obstacle to reelection of the pres ident general, Mrs. Fairbanks. A joint resolution has Wen intro duced in the Hawaii legislature peti tioning for statehood. Earl Woods, the 17-year-old son of a well-known farmer lit inr near Frank fort, lnri.,.frliot and killed his father, fatallxwouw!d.hU ,uwyier nixlTliterr and then took his own lifo rJM, -VIOLENT ERUPTION. Volcano of folmt la Mexico, R " Hm Artlvlty, Accompanied Kartbqoake Shocks. by City of Mexico, Feb. 25. A dispatch from Ciudad Guzman says that the most violent eruption of the Colima volcano in years occurred at a quarter past 5 o'clock Tuesdaj- afternoon. At 3 o'clock in the afternoon there were 20 severe earthquake shocks of 14seo onda duration. At Tuxpaiv a heavy pall of smoke hung over he .entire vicinity. During the eruption of Sat urday afternoon stones of all sizes were hurled from the crater. Clouds of volcanic dust descended for miles around. A deafening explosion shook the surrounding country. Simultane ously there was- a discharge of fire and smoke, dust and stones. Dust and stones fell upon Ciudad Guzman and Tuxpan, which are near iht vol cano. No details have been received concerning Tuesday afternoon's erup tion. fColima Is one of the largest moun tains of Mexico. It is near the Pacific coast, in the province of Jalisco, form ing the southwestern extremity of the chain which traverses "the country from east to west. It is 12,750 feet high. Its most violent eruption in moilern times was in 1869, when after 40 years of inactivity and at a time when it was supposed to be extinct it sent forth great volume of pumice stone in tensely heated, covering hundreds of acres of land nearby. Another erup tion occurred in- 1881, and again in lf00 the volcano became active. Since, then there have been many signs of approaching eruption, which have greatly alarmed the inhabitants of the region. . These were particularly noticeable soon after the Martinique disaster. Near the vojejtno are the cities of Tux pan and Ciudad Guzman, the former. place of about 7,000 in habitants. The country Jibou.tr the vol ;ano is very fertile.. but is inhabited, mostly by Indians. DEED OF INDIANA BOY. KIM ITIa Father, Slinotn III Mother and Slater, and '1'nUm Ilia Oirn Life. Frankfort, Ind., Feb. 25. Earl Woods, the 17-year-old son of a promi nent farmer seven miles west of this city, Tuesday evening murdered his father, shot and fatally wounded his mother and sister and then committed suicide. The motive for the boy's bloody crime Is not known. After the shooting the young man went to tho home of a neighbor and said that rob bers had entered the Woods home nnd killed his father, mother and sister, and that lie escaped after n running battle with the desperadoes, lie was apparently greatly excited, and said he was organizing a posse to pursue his father's slayers. The boy then continued on his way towards this city, and, stopping nt the next house, told the same story. When he was ques tioned concerning the shooting he be came confused, and resented the in quisititenrss of the farmer to whom he told the story. Young Woods said he had no lime for further words, as he had to run down the robbers, and he started toward the barnyard at the fanner's home. After the boy disap peared behind the barn a shot "was heard, and the farmer to whom the boy had been talking but a moment before hastened to the barn, to find theyouth- ful murderer dying with a bullet through his breast. The father of the boy is dead, and it is said his mother and sister cannot recover from their wounds. The sheriff nnd coroner have left for the scene of thecrime. FLEE TO THE MOUNTAINS. Hand if I'Mllplnrt Inanrwrnla I'ndrr (irn. nn ytllKiirl Hrtrrnt llr forr Amerlrn. No cause U known-for llie crime. "' ' ' The Illinois legislature has passed lull appropriating $0,000 for u life- sio statue of tin. 1 11 to l.'rn tif-oa 1!. Willard, to bo placed in the National Statuary hall in Washington. YUIIiam l ambro (colored), w ho in sulted a white woman, was slu t dead in his home at Griffin, Ga., by a mob. .Man i lerks t.. W. Smiley. F. W. K re karma , V. 11. Dinekwetl and I W. Walworth, all of Cleveland, and t wo unknown men were killed in a railway wreck near Berea, O. All the negroes nt Webrum. Pa., have been drUen from town by the white residents. President Truesdale, of the Lack- owanna railroad, in n rnu.H o....i bituminous cckiI interests with incit ing the anthracite coal strike. John Quinn, n member of the Flflv. first cnrgreM, died in New York, nireo C3 years. Mr. Bow en, with approval nf th state department, has suggested to the ollles that the Czar of Ruml name arbitrators to pass on the Vene zuelan qucttu n vl preferential treit. ment. Manila, Feb. 25. Gen. San Miguel's force of insurgent ladrones has aban doned Montalban, 1(1 miles from here, and probably has fled to the Morong mountains. Reports from Bosoboso indicate the presence of ladrones in that vicinity. Reinforce ments for the government troops reached Montalban too late ami failed to overtake the retreating ladrones. San Miguel has about 300 men with him. It is not believed that they can subsist for any length of time in the mountains. The govern ment Is preparing to occupy the val leys ami passes and force San Miguel 'o fight or disband his followers. San Miguel has issued n manifesto directing bis adherents to avoid u eontllctjyllljulba Americans and to content themsches with harassing bc police. Oltbrrtlon In Havana. Hauna, Feb. 25.- The eighth anni versary of the uprUingat Baire, which wttshe beginning of the Cuban revolu tion against Spanish rule, w hich final ly resulted In Cuba's freedom, was gayly celebrated in Havana Tuesday. Busim . was suspended nnd the streets and buildings were everywhere dec orated with fiagH. Salutes were fired by the fortrrnnrs and the newly pre sented flags were hoisted on Morro Castle. May C'auae More General Tatatloa. Chicago, Feb. 25. A recent decision of the United States supieme court, that is said practically to reverse the Illinois supreme bench, may, it l said, lead to more general tnxir.g of prop erties held by religious and educa tional institutions, nnd materially add to the county's revenue. CZAR TO AHe ARBITRATORS. Minister llovrva Propoaea to AMIt That llnaalan Itoler Select Yea .riaelan Judgtt. Washington, Feb. 25. Mr. Bowen, the Venezuelan plenipotentiary, has proposed to the allies tWt the czar of Kussia be asked to name the three ar bitrators who, as The Hague tribunal. shall decide the question of preferen tial treatment. The suggestion has been approved by the state depart ment. In diplomatic circles the announce ment of the proposed compliment to the - czar ia a subject of comment. The allies have not yet signified their acceptance of the suggestion, but this ia regarded as well-nigh certain. Comte Cassini, the Russian ambassa dor, will not be officially iuformed of the fact until all the powers have agreed to the suggestion, when he will be asked to present the Invita tion to his sovereign. The ambassa dor evidently was pleased' on hear ing of this renewed evidence of friendship for his country on the part of the United States and expressed his appreciation of the courtesy of Mr. 'iowen in suggesting the czar for this Important duty. "I can only say," the ambassador said, "that his majesty will deeply appreciate the compliment to hini, which Mr. Bowen has proposed. As the parent of The Hague tribunal, his majesty has all along watched with gratifying interest the support the great peace court has received from the United States, and for whose president and people he cherished the friendliest esteem nnd regard." At the French embassy, an offi cial suggested that it was nn espe cially appropriate tribute to the founder of The Hague tribunal,' that he be invited to select the personnel of the court which will pass on tho firs't .case to be submitted to it ;by European powers. , . A feature of the protocol for send ing the question of preferential treat ment, to The Hague, as proposed by Mr. Bowen, is that the court of arbi tration is to begin the consideration of the question on the first of Sep tomber. ii ml that its decision shall be rendered within six months. Tho court, he proposes, shall decide when, how ami by whom the costs of the arbitration are to be paid. The pre sumption Is that by tho first of next September all the mixed commissions which are to sit at Caracas unit ad judicate the claims of tho various nations will have passed on all the claims presented. The claims of some of the nations are small, one of them being as low as $20,000, nnd the suggestion is that The Haguo court in view of this fact may pro rate the. charges incidental to the arbitration according to the amount of the claims allowed, Instead of as sessing each one an equal amount. Berlin, Feb. 25. German foreign of fice attaches no importance to the re quest made to Mr. Bowen by Ilerr Bal tazi, the former German charge d'affaires at Caracas, for the immediate payment of the $27.M)0 forming the first installment of the sum to be paid to Germany by Venezuela, but vthich is not due until March 15. Foreign Sec retary von Richthofen sent no such Instructions to Minister von Sternberg, and it is assumed that there has been a misunderstanding in the matter. The foreign office does not doubt that Ven ezuela will strictly Carry out the terms of the protocol. Sinned tty the I'realdent. Washington, Fib. 25. President Roosevelt has signed the agreement drawn under the terms of the Piatt amendment proiding for the acquisi tion by the United States of a naval station at Guantanamo nnd a coaling station at Rahiu Honda, both in Cuba. The document had been previously signed by President Palma nnd was brought to Washington by Minister Squlers. It does not specify the price of the properties to be acquired by the United States and this detail is left to be settled by the usual legal condemna tory proceedings after the navy de partment has decided exactly the amount of land it wishes nt each place. II a (T n I lllll'a Dannhirr Wed a. North Platte. Mo Feb. 25. The mar riage of Miss Irma Cody, daughter of Col. William F.Cody, and Lieut. Clarence Armstrong htott. of the Twelfth cav air v. stationed at Fort flm L- T . j olemuictI at noon Tucdir. Conarraa of Solenoe and Art. New York, Feb. 25. One cf the fea tures of the Louisiana Purchase expo sition at St. Louis next year is to be the world's congress of science and arts. This congress will differ from those previously held at world's fairs in that, instead of comprising a great number of independent bodies of men, there will be but a single congress, which, however, w ill be divided and sub divided, as necessaiy, in order that every branch of pure and applied sci ence may be duly represented. .Horde re r Hanged. Stroutsburg, Pa., Feb. 25. Charles Grether w as hanged here at 10:54 Tues day for the murder of Constable Strunk In September, 1001. Strunk had gone to Grethcr's home to arrest him for robbery, when the latter shot the offi cer dead. Grether was convicted of murder in the first degree ond sen tenced to be hanged. Since his incar ceration he has twice broken jail, and the sheriff who conducted the execu tion Tuesday is under indictment for allowing Grether to escape. Sr He Slew Her Slater. Toledo. ().. Feb. 25. "That'n t h who split my istcr's head open; that'n the man who killed my sister; that's the man, there, there," cried aged .To- anna Sullivan in court Tuesday when Al Wade was brought into the-courtroom to be tried on the charge of mur dering Kate Sullivan. rtnrned la Her fled. Lu Crosse, Wis., Feb. 25. ir. Minnie Lark, aged 50 years, v'.fe of a prominent farmer, was ln4ned to death in her bed. The hddlng In thought to have caught ,re from a ove tl.nt was near by. j t 1 - SCHOOL CHILDREN SLAIN. CollUlon UetiveM Tralav nd.Stresjl Car Caaaea Death of Hlht Toplla. I'realdent Annanneea Klevntlon of Judue Day to Snpreme Court Other Xomlnutlona. Washington, Feb. 20. The presi dent . announced Thursday the. ap pointment of Judge William R. Day, of Ohio, to be justice of the supreme court of the United States in place 'o'f Just Ice Shiras, resigned. The announcement also was made of the appointment of Solicitor Gen eral John K. Richards to the vacancy on the circuit bench of the Sixth cir cuit, conseepient on the appointment of Judge Day to the supreme court. The appointment was nt the request of Attorney General Knox and upon the indorsement t)f the justices of the supreme court. The announcement nlso was made of the appointment of Assistant At torney General Heury M. Hoyt to tho solicitor generalship in Mr. Kichnrd.s place. This step is in accordance with the idea of promotion in the civil service. Mr. Holmes Conrad, when assistant attorney general un der President Cleveland's second ad ministration, wns promoted to be solicitor general. The names of Judge Day, Mr. Rich ards, Mr. Hoyt and Mr. Morris were Bent to the senate at once. RETURNED BY GERMANY. Venectieln A unlit In l'onaeanlon Iter t'nptnred XVnmhlp, the Iteatitn rndor. of Porto Cabello, Feb. 21. The Venez uelan gunboat Restnurador, which was captured by the Germans, was handed over by them to the Venezuelan au thorities here Monday. At 11 o'clock Monday morning Commander Chal- baud, of this port, accompanied by an interpreter, and the German commo dore, Schedcr, went on bonrd the Res- taurador, which is now lying ;n this harbor, in order to effect the delivery of the ship to Venezuela. At 11:30 o clock the German flag was lowered, the German cruiser Vineta firing sa lute as the colors were brought down. At two o'clix-k Monday afternoon the Lestaurador hoisted the Venezuelan flag and was then handed over to Com mander Chnlbaud by Commodore. Schedcr. The Vine.! a immediately afterwards steamed out of this port. The British still refuse to deliver the ships of the Venezuelan navy which they seized unless the transfers are made at Port of Spain, Trinidad. Great indignation over the conduct of the Uritlsh prevails here. PLAN ELECTRIC LINE. Scheme to Ilnlld Ilond Hminln front Lnkea to (inlf nt r- Coat of 970,000,000. Newark, N. J., Feb. 20. A fast ex press on the Iickawanna railroad cut through a trolley car crowded with school children ut the Clifton avenue crossing Thursday, Eight of the children vvjere killed and a score or more of them injured. The mo torman of the car, yvho stuck to LU post, will die, and the engineer of the express was so badly hurt that ther is little hope of his recovery. Both the express and the trolley were on steep grades, going at right angles. The express was signaled, and the crossing gates werelowered. while the trolley car was yaiyfffit yvay down the hill. The motto-Jr ., shut off the power and appb'r brakes, but almost immedialA- f car began to Blip along the icy rL. It gained tremendous momentum 2bal at the bottom of the hill crasheei through the gates, directly In the track of the oncoming train. The locomotive plowed Its way through the trolley, throwing the children in every direction. The dead are: Viola 111. 17 years. Maude Baker, 16 years. j Ernestine P. Mueller, 15 years. Mabel E. Korschner, 17 years. Alma Loehnberg, 16 years. Rosebud Kohn. , Ella Werpupp, 19 years. lan L. Eastwood, Jr., 16 years. BATCH OF APPOINTMENTS. ft 1 i . St. Paul. Feb. 21. An electric mil- way, chiefly for freight, business, but which will eventually carry passeri- r gers, is to be built from Dnluth to the Gulf of Mexico. John W. Gates J and leading capitalist ' ,hw "twin I cities" and the East are identified J with the enterprise. Mr. Gates u said to be'7niLi''n.'': T"V"t!- mated cost will be $70,oo'ij3r-,Krc . will bo a double track, ami t.. : J1!0 "' . f will be through the "twin cili.AJv ' V Dcs Moines, thence to St. Lou''' 'A on to the gulf. Tho company known as tho Texas, Iowa nnd Mi'1 nesota Electric Railway "Knnpn"' Xev Senator Kltcted. Salem. Ore., Feb. 21.-C. W. Fulton U.s was Frltlay night elected senator . from Oregon in the closing minutest of the legislative session after a dead lock which had lasted since the be ginning of the term. Mr. Fulton, yvho Is a republican, will succeed Joseph SI- ( won for the term beginning March 4 next. . Illovr at I.otterlea. Washington, Feb. 21. The United' States supreme court decides in the case of Champion (Chicago) that the United States has the right to prohibit sending lottery tickets from one stale to another as a part of Its power to regulate commerce between the states. Declared llleaal. Janesville, Wis., Feb. 24-By a deci sion ef (he. Wisconsin supreme court the entire issue eif the bond of Janes rille, amounting to $1)0.000. is declared illegal nnd unless ratified by an set of the legislature will be a los to the holders.