BY M. A. KNAPPEN.
8ISSET0N -SOUTH DAKOTA
What Is better than good fishing?
For that blue feeling try the sunny
•lde of the street
Cats should be shaved, for their
whiskers are full of microbes.
As a leader of society Col. John
Jacob Astor is wearing a harem shirt.
New halrdressing styles reveal that
woman's crowning glory is amenable
to sudden shifts.
An expert has found three distinct
kind of germs on a cat's whiskers.
Shave your cat.
This iB the appointed time to eat
op what remains of the canned fruit
left from last winter.
The campaign cigar Is barred. Poli
ticians will have to devise some new
means of puffing candidates.
Now, If our pitchers and the weath
er man only hold out, the pennant 1»
merely a matter of a few weeks.
A Chicago policeman recently out
ran the fastest burglar In the city. But
why was the burglar chasing him?
A coltish Callfornlan of ninety-two
years elopes with a blushing maid of
.seventy. That's a wonderful climate!
A bellboy of the Waldorf-Astoria It
ij to wed an heiress. Surely, he Is im
pelled thereto by ne financial neces
Clocked hosiery Is said to be the
latest thing In women's apparel, but
why clocked with the harem skirt to
The government Is talking of coin
ing a two-and-a-half-cent piece. You
can Just smell the cigar that would go
New York Is suffering from a lob
^eter famine of the crustacean variety.
Human lobsters are still as plentiful
Now that a woman has become the
owner of a big league baseball fran
«chise, will she institute a weekly "gen
The head waiter who has advised
the public not to tip under certain
conditions should watch his soup keen
«a»«ly for parts green.
C"" A Wisconsin farmer uses a phono
graph to call his cows from the fields.
Thus science and agriculture are go
ing along hand in hand.
A Connecticut pastor has adopted
the practice of serving refreshments
to-Induce.his flack 4b attend church.
Feeding his flock, as It were.
Toung society women of Washing
ton are ambitious to be aviators. In
other words, those up-to-date In the
styles will be literal high-flyers.
When Wu Tin Fang comes back for
the third time he will no doubt have a
new set of questions In his throat
ready to spring on an unoffending peo
A woman In Passaic, N. J., who ap
parently has fasted for 25 days, says
that angels feed her. Which tends to
confirm the suspicion that she is act
New Tork shipped 13,000,000 in
worn out currency to Washington,
there to be destroyed. New Tork Is
an awful place to wear out one's
A Chicago prophet declares the pop
ulation of that city will be 13,000,000
fifty years hence. But why should we
worry over troubles so far In the
It Is estimated that Americans will
pay 15,000,000 for seats from which to
tiew the coronation procession. Eng
land must have boosted the cost of
A Hartford' motorman is In court
charged with committing an assault
•with a trolley car. What's the use of
passing laws against carrying con
Chicago Is now trying to solve tibe
hired help problem by letting the
housework by contract The has
professional hours. Also her prices
"8ev«ty-flve per cent of the na
.tlon's c««l 1s sold without profit" avers
vA'* commercial journal It will be hard
make the ultimate consumer ballera
anything like that
The simplified spellers are *st6l
working^lo reform the nation's SDCII
A'tfvan example of cheerful per
»^es,ihey «re at leiat. doing the
One matrimonial ex
thflr tendency to keep
•na aaothfer declares
FLYER IS DEADLY
HENRI M. BERTEAUX DEAD,
PRIME MINISTER MONIS AND
200,000 SEE THE TRAGEDY
De La Mourthe, Well Known Sports
man, Also Hurt—Pilot and Passen
ger of lll-Fated Craft Escape
Without a Scratch.
Paris, France. A monoplane, the
driver of which lost control, plunged
into a group of members of the cab
inet, who had gathered to witness the
start of the race from Paris to Ma
drid, killing the minister of war and
injuring the prime minister, his son
and a well known sportsman.
Henri Maurice Berteaux, minister of
Antolne Emmanuel Ernest Monis,
premier and minister of the interior.
Antoine Monis, son of the premier.
Henri Deutsch De La Mourthe, the
aged patron of aeronautics.
A large number of other persons of
note had narrow escapes from injury.
The accident occurred on the aviation
field at Issy Les Mollneaux, where
200,000 persons had gathered to see
the start of the race.
M. Train was piloting the mono
plane that wrought such havoc. With
him In the car was M. Bounier, a pas
senger. Neither of these men was
injured. The machine was wrecked.
Minister of War Berteaux was hor
ribly mangled. The swiftly revolving
propeller cut oft cleanly his left arm,
which was found ten feet away from
the spot where he was struck the
back of his head was crushed in, his
throat gashed and the whole of his
left side cut and lacerated.
Premier Monis was buried beneath
the wreckage of the monoplane. He
was taken out as quickly as possible
and examined by military surgeons
who found that he had sustained com
pound fractures of two bones in the
right leg that his nose was broken,
his face badly contused, and that there
were bruises on the breast and abdo
M. Deutsch and M. Monis were not
Among those who had narrow es
capes from injury was M. Lepine, the
prefect of police.
The breeze had been steadily fresh
ening and the meteorological observer
In the Eiffel Tower telephoned that
his gauge showed a velocity of close
to 30 miles an hour.
Train, however, left the ground.
Ascending swiftly, he circled the great
Held, curving round to the starting
line, and then, flying down the course
at a 40-mile-an-hour gait, the machine
rocking In the" gusty wind.
The pilot's attention seemed mo
mentarily to have been diverted from
his course, and he made a quick turn
to the left, toward where the party of
officials were standing. Then he lost
control of the craft altogether and It
dashed violently into the ministerial
The Impact knocked M. Berteaux 10
feet away, where he lay in a pool of
blood, badly mangled, while under the
wreckage of the monoplane lay Pre
mier Monis, his son and Mr. Deutsch.
Train and M. Bounier emerged from
the wreck uninjured.
A scene of frightful confusion fol
lowed the fall of the monoplane.
From all parts of the aviation field
arose cries of alarm and dismay, and
tens of thousands of persons broke
through the lines and moved toward
the scene of the accident. The caval
ry, by repeated charges, managed to
clear the field, and the injured men
were given first-aid-to-the-lnjured treat
ment by the field surgeons.
There are various versions as to
the cause of the accident, but every
one seems agreed that it occurred with
such frightful rapidity that there was
no time for Mr. Berteaux, M. Monis
and the others injured to escape.
M. Berteaux' body was placed in
a closed automobile and escorted from
the field by a squadron of dragoons,
with swords at salute, while tens of
thousands of persons stood uncovered.
The body of the late minister of war
lies at the ministry in the same room
from which his predecessor. General
Brun, was buried.
MRS: CUDAHY LOSES CHILDREN.
Spirited Away From California by
Los Angeles, Calif. Mrs. Mlcha«l
Cudahy, widow of the millionaire pack
er and guardian of the four children
of her son Jack, has secretly removed
the children from the convent near
Alhambra where they have been and
taken them, east Mrs. Jack Cudahy
went but to visit her. children and
learned u^jr bad been gone for several
FRENCH PRBMIEK MUCH BETTER.
So Par Recovered as to Hear of Bar.
I: teaux't Death.
Paris, France.—Premier Monis, who
so: fiarrbwljr escaped death at the
opening of the Paris-to-Madrld^vla
tlon race Sunday, when Train's mono
thej. .plane dashed into a -group of .official
spectators and killed Minister of War
Berteaux, passed a 'good night, in
^ftct, thepremier^ .condition was re
tarded Mtlffnctory that he.was In-
CHINESE ARE MASSACRED
NEW COMPLICATION IN MEXICAN
Mexican Chamber of Deputies Expects
Mexico City. Mexico. Official re
ports reaching here by courier travers
ing the devious trails of the plains
and mountains before arriving at a
telegraph station, tell the story of a
massacre of 206 Chinese at Torreon
following the rebel occupation of that
city last week. Upon receipt of the
news at the Chinese legation the
charge a'affairs immediately made
formal representation to the Mexican
The details of the story of the three
day battle and sacking of the city of
Torreon is replete with incidents of
cruelty that show clearly that the reb
el leaders did not hold their men in
control or that they deliberately turned
them loose to prey upon the conquered
and defenseless people. The official
advices do not give the number of
dead, but taking the 206 Chinese as a
basis it is certain that the number is
The last day of the Torreon battle
was May 15. On that day Gen. Lejero
retired with his federal forces and the
rebels entered the city. Citizens found
themselves utterly unable to control
the mob and reports indicate that
scores of innocent residents were add
ed to the list of victims.
None Was Spared.
Always antagonistic to the yellow
race, the Mexican rebels and members
of the mob engaged in a race riot. A
great part of the business of Torreon
is conducted by Chinese, some of
whom are wealthy and according to re
ports the rioters shot down or stabbed
without mercy every oriental encount
That the Chinese charge d'affaires
will be able to secure indemnity for
many of the victims is doubted here
for it is a fact that since Sir Chentung
Liang Cheng visited this country five
years ago and advised his countrymen
to become Mexican citizens almost all
have taken out naturalization papers.
By an immense majority the cham
ber of deputies passed the bill pro
viding amnesty to political prisoners.
It becomes effective immediately.
No effort is made to disguise the
fact that Gen. Diaz will leave the
country at an early date. It is ex
pected he will spend several months
visiting Europe and it is reliably re
ported that a passage has already been
arranged for him on one of the boats
of a French steamship line.
Chinese Armed, Editor Says.
Eagle Pass, Texas. The Chinese
at Torreson, Mexico, were under arms
when the rebel troops entered that city
after a three days' battle, May 15} and
fired the first bullets that culminated
in a concentrated attack by the in
surrecto soldiers and the practical ex
termination of the Chinese colony in
that city, according to W. T. Lampe,
editor of the Torreon Enterprise, who
arrived in Eagle Pass. No anti-Amer
ican sentiment was manifested by the
revolutionists, Lampe declared, and no
foreigners other than Chinese were
Japanese Are Involved.
Ciudad Porfirio Diaz, Mexico. The
manager of the railroad hotel, Foon
Chuck is advised of a wholesale
slaughter of bis countrymen at Tor
reon. Four Chinese were killed at a
laundry, nine at the railroad hotel,
32 on a ranch, and that 179 Chinese
and' 70 Japanese were shot down on
Rumor has it that one German and
12 Spaniards ere killed at the Fran
cis hotel, and quite a number of gov
ernment sympathizers also were killed.
DREXEL 8PEEDS AGAIN.
This Time He Will Have to Pay a
New York, N. Y. Anthony .J,
Drexel, Jr. was arrested on Staten Is
land for overspeedlhg his automobile.
With him was his wife, who was Mar
jorie Gould, and they drove to a po
lice court where Drexel admitted he
was going too fast and paid $5 fine.
A few weeks ago Drexel was arrested
In Hudson,county, N. J., where he was
let off without a fine because it was
his first offense there.
Son of Deitz Recovering
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Doctors
who are attending Clarence Deitz re
port him out of danger, following oper
ation for appendicitis at Stl Agnes' hos
pital here. Deitz is doing well, and
will probably be out of the hospital in
Once Prominent Turfman Dead.
Auburn, New York. Edward B.
Jewhurst, once a well known turfman,
died here. Jewhurst drove the famous
"Sorrel Dapper," which, in 1865. made
the world's record for a mile.
Editor Sentenced For Blackmail.
Columbus, Ohio. —John A: Feller,
owner and editor of the Graph
lc-Sentipgl, a weekly newspaper pub
lished In Cleveland, will have to serve
a three years' sentence in the penl.'
tentiary for blackmail.
Train. Wreck Fatal to Two.
Waukegan, Illinois.,— Two train
men were killed and a third so serious
ly Injured he probably will die, when
two freight trains on the Wisconsin
Central met head on at Doollttle cross
ln£, near Qr,*ys Lako.
Itii .Sps Jpb
PEACE IS SIGNED
AGREEMENT SIGNED IN JUAREZ
INTENDED TO END THE
WAR LASTED SIX MONTHS
Practically Records Concessions of De
mands That Caused Revolution
Troops to be Withdrawn
Juarez, Mexico. Officially desig
nated representatives of the Mexican
government and the revolutionists
signed, at the customs house here, a
peace agreement intended to end hos
tilities. Though covering only the
principal points negotiated thus far,
the agreement practically records the
concessions by the government of
those demands which, on November
22 last, started armed revolution in
Constitutional restrictions prevented
the inclusion in the agreement of the
statement that the rebels will be per
mitted to suggest to various state
legislatures the names of provisional
governors and likewise that six of the
eight members of the new cabinet
have been chosen by the revolution
ists. The agreement records, how
ever, that President Diaz and Vice
President Corral will resign, and that
the government is to concentrate its
attentions on desired reforms.
In the same room where President
Taft and President Diaz met two
years ago, where the portrait of Pres
ident Taft looks down upon the peace
commissioners (the portrait of Presi
dent Diaz which once hung beside the
Taft picture having long since been
removed), peace was formally de
Judge Carbajal represented the fed
eral government, and Dr. Vasquez
Gomez, Francisco I. Madero, Sr., and
Senor Pino Suarez acted for the revo
The agreement was signed after
three days of indecision, Francisco I.
Madero, Jr., leader of the revolution,
expressing the view that peace could
be declared only when Senor De la
Barra became provisional president
and the new cabinet was installed.
Some of his chiefs expressed a fear
that armed forces in the field in the
interim might precipitate trouble. It
was suggested, too, that in deference
to the wish of President Diaz to retire
when tranquility was restored the
peace agreement be made immediately
effective as his resignation is expected
within four or five days. The latter
Senor Madero's hesitancy was based
on the idea that a peace agreement
could have no legal effect inasmuch as
one of the parties, the revolutionists,
would cease to exist when peace was
declared. It was pointed out however,
that a peace treaty in the legal sense
of the word was not desired but mere
ly a signed declaration recording what
had been done toward satisfying the
demands of the revolutionists.
The troops, it is provided in the
agreement, will be disbanded propor
tionately as each state is restored to
NEW BATTLESHIP IS AFLOAT.
Dreadnought Wyoming Is Launched at
Philadelphia, Penn. The United
States battleship Wyoming, unsur
passed by any fighting vessel in the
world, was launched at the Cramp
shipyards, and as she slid down
the ways into the water Miss Dorothy
Knight, daughter of former Supreme
Court Judge Jesse Knight of Wyom
ing, hurled a magnum of Champagne
at the bow.
Standing with Miss Knight were dig
nitaries from Washington, a scatter
ing of society folk from Washington
and Philadelphia, and representatives
of the state of Wyoming and other
states In the Union.
The Wyoming, as she floats today,
Is only a little more than one-half com
pleted. When she is put into commis
sion, she will be as powerful as any
dreadnought on the seas being of equal
displacement and armament with her
sister ship the Arkansas, launched
last January. In 1900 the first Wyo
ming was 'launched. She was a moni
tor, and was built for coast defence in
the Pacific ocean. The present Wyo
ming is one of a group of six first-class
battleships yet under construction.
When the whole number is completed
another fleet will be added to the Am
erican navy, and one stronger in fight
ing ability than the whole American
navy at the close of the Spanish-Amer
j. Reporters Shy at Bribery Trial.
Columbus, Ohio. Four legislative
correspondents, representing Ohio
newspapers, refused to testify before
the senate committee which is inves
tigating alleged bribery of legislators.
PORTUGUESE SEEK MONARCHY.
Rising Against President Braga 8aId
Sail to be Hourly Expected.
Paris, France.—Private letters re
ceived in Paris from Lisbon predict
that an attempt to restore the mon
archy will soon be made in Portugal,
probably before the elections are held.
It Is claimed that the movement will
be started at Oporto where business
Is at a standstill as a result at the
dockmen's strike. A secret directory,
composed of three men, it arming
6 NEGROES ARE LYNCHED
SHERIFF'S SON AT LAKE CITY,
Blacks Were Charged With Mtrder of
Lake City, Florida. Six ne
groes were lynched here after a party
of more than a dozen men, masquerad
ing as officers, appeared at the county
jail and secured possession of the men
by presenting a forged telegram to
the 16-year-old son of tho «neriff or
dering the release of the blacks to the
alleged posse of officers. The negroes
were being held here for safe keeping
on the charge of murdering B. B.
Smith, of Wadesborough, and wound
ing another man named Register, on
The lynchers who had come from
Tallahassee to Lake city in automo
biles, took the negroes about a mile
outside of Lake City where they com
pelled them to stand abreast. Ten
men then fired rifles and pistols at
the negroes until every one of the six
had been riddled with bullets. Citi
zens at daybreak found the dead bod
ies just after the automobiles contain
ing the lynchers had left the scene.
Boy Delivers Prisoners.
The telegram which the leader of
the mob showed the boy was sup
posedly from the sheriff of Leon coun
ty and stated that the sheriff had re
ceived intimations that a mob was be
ing formed in Tallahasbee to take the
negroes from the Lake City jail. The
message ordered that the men be car
ried further south to frustrate the sus
pected mob. As the six negroes have
been moved frequently the boy
thought the telegram authentic.
The crime for which the negroes
were held created strong feeling in
Leon county, as the men shot were
prominent and a general race war
was threatened at the time of the pre
liminnry hearing given the prisoners.
It was alleged that the negroes had
gathered together guns and were pre
pared for trouble.
FIVE CHILDREN DIE IN FIRE.
Mother Uses Gasoline to Fill a Lamp
and Explosion Burns Home.
Utica, Kansas. Five daughters
of Mr. and Mrs. Harve Roach, of
this place, ranging in ages from 7 to
16 years, were burned to death in a
fire which started in the Roach restau
rant. The parents were badly burned.
The mother of the young girls filled
a lamp with gasoline by mistake, Pre
paratory to ascending a stairway lead
ing to the second floor room, where
her daughters were asleep, she ap
plied a match to the lamp. An ex
plosion followed, the fire being com
municated to a two-gallon can of gas
61!ne, sending a burst of flame up the
Roach rushed up the burning stairs
and caught his youngest daughter, 5
years old, in his arms. Calling to the
other girls to follow him and leap Into
his arms, he ran to a rear window
and jumped to the ground, the little
girl safe in his arms.
For some reason the children failed
to follow him and a few minutes later,
when another window was broken in
to, the bedroom in which the girls
were sleeping was a seething mass of
flames. A half hour later the bodies
of the five were taken from their
charred beds. All had died where
they lay. The dead are: Bessie, aged
16 years Leah, aged 14 years Ruth,
aged 12 lears Hazel, aged 9 years,
and Fern, aged 7 years.
POST BANKS ARE INCREASED.
Northwest Gets 23 Depositories Out
of 50 New Ones.
Washington, D. C. Postmaster
General Hitchcock, impressed by the
reports of the successful operation of
the savings system, has decided to
designate hereafter for a considerable
iiuie, 100 additional postal depositories
each week, instead of 50, as announced
a month ago.
Announcement was made of the des
ignation of 50 additional depositories,
23 of them to be located in states
west of the Missouri river, where the
heaviest deposits heretofore have been
Among the post offices selected as
depositories which will open for postal
savings business on June 19 are:
Wallace, Idaho, Colfax, Iowa Calu
met, Mich. Virginia, Minn. Red
Lodge, Mont. Holdredge, Neb. WU
liston, N. D. The Dalles and Eugene,
Ore. Lead, S. D. Aberdeen and El
lensburg, Wash. Cudahy, and Chippe
wa Falls, Wis., and Rawlins, Wyo.
Lightning Bolt in Chicago Fatal.
Chicago, III. Lightning instant
ly killed Mrs. Wm. F. Cantwell, 40
years old, severely burned Miss Elsie
Ochner and stunned several persons
when the bolt struck a double flat
Maine Will be Sunk at 8ea.
Washington, D. C. Unless other
wise directed by congress all that re
mains of the ill fated battleship Maine
after it has been raised from Havana
harbor and stripped of parts of value
wlll. be towed out to sea and sunk In
deep water. The board of engineers,
engaged in raising the vessel, so rec
ommended in their report which the
war department submitted to con
gress. Secretary Dickinson has ap
proved the recommendation and says:
"Action will be taken accordingly un
less congress directs otherwise."
DIAZ GIVES UP JOB
HIS LETTER STEPPING DOWN
KECEIVED WITH PROFOUND
NEWS PLEASES CROWDS
De la Bara Now is President of the
Republic of Mexico—No Assaults,
No Shooting, and No Wreck
ing of Buildings.
Mexico City, May 25. Mexico
changed presidents today without any
of those demonstrations of anarchy
of which the Diaz government had!
expressed apprehension. Citizens
thronged the streets, marching by
thousands until fat into the night,
but it was a demonstration of joy—
a celebration without a trace of mal
ice. Yseterday—Diam' last day aa
president—saw thousands of dollars
worth of property wrecked, and dead
and wounded in front of the national
palace. Tonight under Francisco do
la Barra as provisional president,
there were no assaults, no shootingi
and no wrecking of buildings.
For the first time in thirty yeara
the people were expressing themselves
without restraint, but it was not too*
much to state that there was lesa
disorder than on an election night in:
most any American city. The resig
nation of Diaz and his cabinet marks)
the complete triumphant of the revo
lution. Maderists declare with pro
found ciraviction tnat the ability of
the Mexican people to govern thenw
selves has been proven. They were
weighed in the scales tonight and notl
Mexico City, May 25.—President
Diaz is Dead! Long live citizen Por
President Diaz, in a letter read in
the chamber of deputies this after
noon, resigned the presidency of Mex
ico, and at 4:55 o'clock the accept
ance by the deputies was announced.
Every one had Expected an uproar and
demonstration when the announce
ment should be made, but within the
chamber, the words announcing the
retirement were followed by silence.
The deputies seemd awed by what had
taken place. In the streets, however,
crowded with people, news that Dia#
was at last ho more the president was
the Bignal for wild shouting and mani
festations. There was no violence or
destruction of property. On the mo
tion to accept the president's resigna
tion 167 deputies voted "Aye," while
two of them did not express them
selves. They were Renito Juarez, a.
descendant of President Juarez, and
Conception Del Valle.
As their names were called, the
legislators arose and bowed their af
firmation. In similar fashion the res
ignation of Vice President Corral, now
in France, was unanimously accepted,
and similarly Francisco Leon de la
Barra, late ambassador to Washing
ton, was chosen provisional president.
The latter will take the oath of office
at noon tomorrow, at the yellow par
lor of the national palace.
Fort Madison, Iowa, May 25'.—The
body of William Sourwlne, Jr., who
disappeared from Burlington last Sat
urday, was found floating near here
In the Mississippi river. The policer
suspect he was murdered.
Pierre, May 25.—The new city com
mission met and elected L. A. Mun
son, president and commissioner of
police C. E. Hannon, commissioner
of water and gas J. H. McKnight,
commissioner of finance, and J, O.
Dann, commissioner of streets.
Chicago. May 25.—Miss Ethel Lori
mer, the eldest daughter of William
lorimer, senator from Illinois, wad
married here today to Ralph Graham,
son of Andrew J. Graham, a west
side banker, recently democratic can
didate for the nomination for mayor.
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