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MINE-OWNER HANNA TAKES
TiME BY THE FORELOCK.
Force the Mea Kmptoyed In Ilia Mlnea
to Mga Tear's Contract at Hxtjr
Centa a Toa-Koowa tbe Dcprcaaioa
Will Grow Deeper.
Dora Not Look for Proaperlty.
Tbe dcwi that Mr. Mark A. Ha una,
who heralded Mr. McKInley a the ad
vance aeut of prosperity, ha forced
the men employed In his mines at Pitts
burg to sign a contrail to work for a
year for 0" ecuta a ton is of considerable
public importance. The men, it in said,
were given the option of signing the
contract or refusing to work, and they
nigued It rather than we their families
utarve. They had been expecting to
get 75 cent a a ton.
Now. If any other employer except
Sir. II ju na had compelled h'.ii men to
aign a contract to nceept the low est rate
of a;ca tor the next twelve mouth,
the fact would have been Interesting,
but It would have possessed no public
importance. Hut Mr. Hunnil Is known
and recognized everywhere as the drum
major of the Republican procession, lie
caused Mr. McKInley to be nominated
by declaring In the West that his can
didate was for projection and bimetal
lism, and In the Kast that Mr. MeKlu
ley was for gold and a fairly reason
able amount of protection.
The nomination w as male according
ly, and when the campaign was under
way Mr. Manna declared that Jr. Mc
KInley was "tlie advance agent of pros
perity." All the orators and organs
took it up and hailed the Ohio major
ns "the advance agent of prosperity."
Mr. McKInley himself, accepting Hie
title with a smile, announced that he
and his Republican friends would
"oKn the mills to hilxtr," and, by "rais
ing the prices of manufactured prod
ucts, make better markets for the farm
ers." On numbers of occasions he ask
ed the crowds that assembled at his
front door: "Have the Democrats
made you rich? Well, put your trust
In the Republican parly. We know
how to make the people prosperous."
Now, tlie question arl:cs, and It Is a
very serious one, does Mr. Manna be
lieve that Mr. McKInley is really the
advance agent of prosperity? Does he
really think that the Republican party
can restore prosperity? If so, It Is,
Indeed, passing strange that he should
bind workmen In his employ to accept
stravatlon wages for twelve months.
DM not Mr. Manna realize, w hen he net
about tills business of compelling the
unfortunate- miner In bis employ to
bind thcinsclies to accept panic wages
for another twelve mouths, that his po
sition as tlie great drum major of the
Republican Jubilee band would leave
a horribly bad taste In the mouth of
tlie public? Or did he feel that his
great feat of electing McKInley gave
him the right to apply the screws to his
There Is but one reasonable Infer
ence to be drawn from Mr. Ilauna's
action In this n atter. Me knows that
the Kepubllcau program will not re
store prosperity, and he Is taking time
by the forelock. Me knows that the de
pression now prevailing will grow deep
er, and he therefore makes haste to
protect himself by compelling his min
ers to accept starvation wagea for the
nest twelve month.
And la this Die answer that the great
Republican manager gives to the hopes
and expectations of the people?
Meanwhile we hope Mr. Manna la
mistaken lu his private views. We
hope tlie Republicans will restore pros
perity before the year Is out Atlanta
Silver the Isanr.
Senator Mill of New York, who Is
almut to drop Into the abyss of obliv
ion, has contributed to a magazine i.n
article telling why lie thinks the fusion
between Democrats and Populists
nhould not continue. Me sees nothing
Inconsistent In a fusion between Demo
crat and Republicans. Me Justified
ouch a fusion last year. To the ordin
ary mind, however, such a fusion Is the
acme of political dishonesty.
The Sound Moiley Icague Just or
ganized In New York repivsents mil
lions of dollars In wealth. It Includes
both Republicans and ex-Democrats
who left their party on the money
question. In Its niemlM-rshlp we find
Xloswell P. Flower and August Bel
mont cheek by Jowl with J. Plerpotit
Morgan and Russell Sage. We find
Ilourke (Jockran at Canton In long con
ference with McKInley and Manna.
We And the Republicans lu Congress
defending Cleveland agnlnst the rcpre
Kciitatlvcii of the outraged party which
What fatuity Is it that. In the face
of Unite things, Insists that the people
who stand for opposition to concen
trated wealth and privilege shall divide
their forces? Never was the New York
Senator more a peanut politician than
In fathering this proposition. Clearly
a time of great reconstructive move
ment In politics Is too large for a man
who assumed unreal proportions In the
shadow of the dark lantern of an Al
The tendency of the time la toward
consolidation of political force. Noth
ing can prevent It. Tbe people know
what they want. They will luive lead
er who lead the way they want to go.
Croesus might pile up gold to charm
the wind of every "cyclone" In Texas.
Mammon might crape the middle of
the road for grovolern and And them.
Hut the Issues are made and the line
of battle are formed. And the battle
will he fought to a finish on three line,
fit. Louie Poet Dispatch.
We Want More Dollars.
Oongrenamoa Stone, Chairman of
the House Committee on Coinage, baa
mode a report In favor of tbe adoption
of the metric system of weights and
uiciuur. Nome of our representatives
abroad have got uwd to It and want to
mix up tbe people and busiuexs affair
of tbe United Stati for a while. We
ran get along witU the prewnt system
of weighing and measuring thing if
tin? Committee on (yolnage will gel
dow n to real business and push a plan
for the enlargement of our coinage of
dollar. Cincinnati ICuqulrer.
The Rrform I'rena Mrettnir.
The Memphis Reform Press meeting
has done great good. It has lined up
the true populists. It has dismayed the
conspirators. The ailver republicans
have deelai.il for neparate action. It
will leave the false and deceitful de
mocracy forlorn and vagrant orphans
on the shoreless sea. We have declared
against fusion in terms that cannot he
mistaken. The action of the middle of
the road isipulists has been vindicated.
They have also shown their earnest de
sire to harmonize the party and bring
Into active allegiance ail who have Is-eu
They have no words too (severe for
against fusion In terms that cannot be
the falsi' lenders who betrayed us, but
they art magnanimous and warm
hearted In the faaterual feeling toward
They were honest In their Intentions.
They did not know Mr. Bryan like the
writer and many others. They nj,w
know he Is not a populist, that he has
no iKipullst Intentions and that he is a
democrat dyed lu the wk1 and wants
to absorb and ibntroy our party. The
Hipulisls who wandered away firmly
believe lu the doctrines we advocate
and will be delighted that we have an
nounced our determination to preach
the true fulth.
They should nt once pull loose from
silver clulw ami change to People's
jwirty (-IiiIhs. These clubs are our only
hope and through them we muni push
our oamimigii of education. Koch
newsaper should go actively at work
organizing clul. Let all our pnitein
take hold of tills work. Chicago Sen
tinel. An Object I.eon,
The great steel rail iol Is dissolved
for the time, anil there is hot competi
tion N't wwn the consolidation of inter
ests of which J. Plerpotit Morgan Is
the head and a similar consolidation
headed by Rockefeller and Carnegie,
says the St. Louis Pifst-Dlspatrh. This
great battle In the Industrial world will
be watched with Intercut. It will
doubtless riwult In a single pool or
monopoly more binding and more last
Ing than the one that haa Just gone to
Meanwhile the temporary breaking
up of this trUHt has furnished an object
lcion on the influence of trusts upon
tlie lulsir market and upon prosperity
In general. Owing to the new com pet I
tlve conditions, the steel Industry has
been aost.linulated that on Monday next
every mill in Illinois will be opened
and the Pennsylvania mills will is- put
on full time. This will give work to
thousands of men and will stimulate
many other brauchea of Industry and
trade. It will probably have an effect
that will be felt all over the country.
This shows what an enormous lmie
tus would lie given to bnnlneKS If tlie
trusts could be broken down. Closed
mills would open In nil direction, new
enterprises would lie Htartcd, and the
opMirtuiilties for lnlxir would be corre
If the temporary disruption of a sin
gle trust has the effect of starting woree
of mill and furnishing work to thou
sands of men, what would tie the effect
of smashing all the trusts? They mut
be smashed, and the country saved
from the paralysis which they have
Jobbery and Plunder.
Thi' house of representatives passed
without amendment and with only
twenty minutes to inch side for "de
lta te" the sundry civil appropriation
bill, carrying ?.'o,fH4.74:i.
Fifty millions In forty minutes! But
extravagance Is not the worst fen t lire
of tlifl bill. It Is loaded dow n with job-
Itcry. Every public building ami river
and harbor grab tlmt the committee
dared to adopt Including more than
$7.0uo,(MK) for statins represented by
member of the committee was put
Into tills bill. It was openly asserted
iqtou the floor, and by a Republican
memltor, that these Items were tacked
on to a general appropriation bill In
order to avoid a veto.
Some time this country will have n
president possessed of sufficient cour
age to veto every general appropriation
bill that comes to lilm freighted with
log rolled schemes of Jobbery and
plunder. Cutll then, apparently, the
people must p'-t up with billion dollar
appropriations In the face of a $.10,01)0,
000 deficiency .-New York World.
No person him a natural right to In
jure any other person, and no Just gov
ernment ought to enable or permit any
person to Injure another. All should
stand equal before the law. That I
the great principle that underl.es gov
ernment. Yet It I not rare to flud that
a man who pay $5 In taxes ought to
pay $10, while the man who pay flO
In taxes very ofteu should pay only $5.
1'njimt taxation mean robbery by law
mean more dangerous than any
highwayman would use and the man
who aid In iinsslng a law making such
an unfair condition of things possible
lacks the courage of the highwayman.
You take from those who are assessed
too much and give to those who are as
sessed too little. William J. Bryan.
It Means Henrwed Life.
Tho Indications of strong differences
of opinion between sections of tbe Pop
ulist Is one of tbe moat gratifying
atjrna visible of great rigor and coming
activity In tba party. It meant that
the radical ring that forced the nomina
tion of Wataon and prevented tbe In
dorsement of Platontt Bewail baa rt-
tallty enough to see to It that a single j
issue Is not p-r milled to obm-ure all
others. There Is no reason on earth
why retaining the demand for the re- j
forms tliat gave birth to the Populist j
party should Injure the cause of free
silver. On the contrary. It will bring to
tae silver i-ause Immense numbers of
people who would otherwise decline to
supiMirt It. I'ntll It can be shown that
the vital reforms demanded by the
Populist pbuforui tend to retard In
stead of advance the Idea of free coin
age those who now demand a single
Issue have very poor ground to stand '
tipou. We are all agreed that free em
age of the product of American mines 1
Is a necessity. But, while working to
that end, there is no necessity for fool-
Ishly neglecting other reform, of great
Importance to the w hole people. Lead
The true measure of value is labor.
Peaceful revolution comes through
livery man has a right to demand
and obtain labor.
If gold can stand on Ita own merits, I
why back It up by law ?
Free homes anil fair wages consti
tute Die strength of a nation.
The school of experience Is always
open, but the tuition conies high.
Denv men justice and they become
listless slaves or dangerous fiends. j
Banks of Issue cannot be depended
upon to maintain a stable currency.
Now Is the time to push the demand
for government ownership of railroads.
The Ioild bill Is a blow at our pos
tal system; every Populist should oi
Interest has cost more dollars and
more huiiuui suffering than war, itestl
As ipTas laboring men are divided
agalu)iemsi'lves capital will take
undue advantage of them.
What the government can do better
and cheaper to the people than the In
dividual, tha. i should do.
Improved i. i iiods of production
should lesson the hours of labor In
stead of throwing men out of employ
ment. Capital Is tint the child of labor, but
It seems to In ve t:tk. u puss siioii of to. 1
ranch and orders Its parents around
The magnificence of the Inaugural
parade has been a great subject for re
mark, but look at the procession of of
fice seekers that follows.
Tlie government should foreclose Its
mortgages ou the Pacific roads, but it
should sec that there is no dead Afri
can lu the wood-pile when the sale is
Why follow a precedent that was
made when conditions were entirely
different? We should progress in the
science of government as wpil as In
Capital seems to have rope enough,
and will probably break its own neck;
the in!! trust failed, and now the cof
fee c ,i. jlne and sugar trust are fight
ing each other.
If you can't legislate a man rich or
poor, why do the corporations want
legislation in their interests? Legisla
tion h"" rvch to do with the prosperity
of t:c . ' '.
A I t,:;; .'. :':.i;e bank patterned after
the Bank of England will be the out
come of Republican financial legisla
tion, and while It will give temporary
relief to flood the country with these
bank notes, the final smash-up will
only be more severe.
Nature provides land, sunshine, air
and rain with a plentiful hand, but
man rcfuws to make the mediums that
are needed to facilitate exchange, hence
there are thousands of hungry people
In a land overflowing with pleuty.
An Audacious A nlograph-heekcr.
Many readers, says the Youth's Com
panion, may reaill experiences In get
ting the autograph of Henry W. Long
fellow. The author of "Chats with
Celebrities" h:is something to say
nlsiut this very thing:
I remember one very pleasant ixirty
at the isH-t's dinner-table,, writes Mr,
Oulld, at which Mr. Monti, Prof. E. N.
Morsford and -myself were present,
Mr. Monti, Prof. E. N. Morsford and
myself were present, when Mr. Iotig
fellow related a number of amusing
anecdotes respecting applications that
were made to him for autographs. Me
was very kind to autograph-seekers,
and used to keep In a little Isix upon his
wrltlng-fnble a number of slips uism
which were written,
Yours very truly,
Henry W. Iongfellow.
One of these would be sent, to the
applicant by a member of his family to
whom he passed over their requests.
But the autograph-seekers were not
always satisfied with a mere signature,
and he often sent a verse, from one of
his lsiems, signed with his name. Te
most remarkable request, however,
mine from a lady In Boston, who, the
pKt said, sent him by cxpn-ss a pack
age of one hundred and fifty blank visiting-cards,
wltih a letter requesting
that he would Inscrllte his name on
each of them the next day, as she was
tr have a grand reception at which a
numlter of lWemry people would Ite
present, and she wished to present each
one of her gueeta with the pott's auto
This was too much for even Itng
fellow's good nature, and would aeem
to be lmrdly credible, bad I not heard
It from the poet 'a own Ups.
"That," aald tbe waiter to the lonely
man who waa taking bla dinner at a
cheap restaurant, "that la real, genuine
country-bred mutton, air." "Yea," re
turned tha guest, thoughtfully, 'Ifa
ten what 70a might call dled-ln-tbe-wool."-ClnciBDti
UtTIINU Wi'HSK Ai Wi uK.
p lo'i onditluu l,ul-t" I'nl'T Vurs-
rra B I Ue-tliu tan.
New Yoau, March 17. A do-patch to
the Herald from Havana via ILi-y West
" The news of Spanish reverses in the
Philippines and the repulse of Pola
vieja before Cavi'e aid bis re? ii:na!iou
in trout of tlie en-my, added, if. that
were possible, t the gloom and depres
sii n that prevailed in official circles
Now it is understood why General
Wt-yler received telegraphic instruct ions
on the 9lh not to embark oil the 10th.
Prime Min ster Ie Rivera, who was lo
have silence led him in the hopeless task
of suhduinjr Cuba is destined for the
supreme command of the Pliillippim-s,
and it is not known who will be ent
Six thousand troops hat were to have
failed from Cadiz for Havana this week,
will lie sent to Mannilla, and General
Weyler has tieen acked to s-end as many
troops as be can snare to Spain. These
are to be transshipped for the far east
ern an hipe ago, or are to replace the
regiments of the home garrisons which
are destined for service in the Philip
General Weyler has stated that he
can on'y spure 10,000 men, and thene
will shortly ! embarked for the penin
f ill 1 in the (juice of invalids and men
whose time has expired.
The situation here is grave, and be
comes more critical every day. The
opinion prevails that a crisis is ap
proaching. It is difficult to pay whether the suff
ering amooK tlie troops or the pacilicos
in this province is tlie greater. The
troops wear tattered rags and are racked
with fever. They sit in the sun all day
with horse blankets wrapped about
them. The pacifioos are dying like
summer fliei before the frost, of starva
tion nd fever.
The arrears due to troops and for
supplies now amount to f 4G,(XN),000, and
there is not a cent of good money in tbe
treasury for the daily" expenses. Span
iards are now openly saying that tlie
only hope ! in negotiating w ith Gomez,
but they know that this is impossible as
long as General Weyler remains upon
St. l.oula IU( Fire
St. Louts', March 17. Fire broke out
in the fourth floor .f tbe building occu
pied by the Ely-Wafker Dry Goods
company, southwest corner of Eighth
street and Washington avenue, at 8
o'clock yexterday evening. The fire de
partment was badly hampe-ed, and it
was fifteen minutes ufter tlie first en
gine arrived before a stream of water
was playing. The maze of overhead
n ires hal to be cut away and the street
was jammed with tbe cais of four lines
that use the Washington avenue tracks.
Within half an hour the ftie swert up
tbe elevator shaft, and all the upper
floors were ablaze Two more alarms
were sounded, and every engine in the
central district responded. The build
ing is seven stories high, and every floor
was filled with merchandise. The ori
gin of the fire is conjectural, but is sup
posed to have been cau-ed by crossed
electric light wires. Fireman Lee Hmi h
fell from the third floor through to the
basement and was fatally injured.
Maik Barton, a porter, w as overcome
with smoke, and is in a dangeious con
dition. At 9:30 a member of the i8rm esti
mated the loss at $1,000,000 on stock.
The concern is the largest wholesale dry
goods house in tlie city, and their stock
is valued at $1 ,50t),( 00. The loss on
building will be 100,000, covered by in
surance The dry goods company is
insured for $1,000,000.
Iihclied by llo-teii.
Kansas City, March 17, The Mis
souri Pacillo pacsener train, north
bound, leaving here at 0:15 o'clock
Sunday night, was wrecked at Wolf
Creek, Kas., one and a half mi'es eaat
of Hiawatha, at midnight Sunday night
by runn;ng nto a bunch of horses. Tlie
engineer and fireman were killed, ex
press mesfenger, baggageman and con
ductor badly injured, and three passen
gers hurt, one of them seriously. The
Ed Nye, engineer, Kansas City, aged
forty yea,rs; leaves a wife.
Patrick Connor, fireman, aged thi-ty-two,
Kansas City; leaves wife and three
The injured are:
John M. Myers, conductor, Kanpns
City, slightly injurod.
Jack Appleton, Pacific express mes
senger, badly scratched and hruised.
J. P. Meadows, travelling man, Atchi
son, Kas., both legs broken.
L. F. Bacon, Kansas City, tiavelling
meerenger and ticket agent of the Santa
Fe, slightly injured.
Hun Kiplo-lun oa a Kir Ship
Can&a, March 17. A terrible accident
occurred yesterduy on board the Rus
sian warship 8010, Veliki. The vessel
was practicing outside ol Suda bay,
when one of her turret guns exploded,
owing to the breech not having been
properly cloed. The noise ol tbe ex plosion
was terrific, and its results
were most disasirous. The turret was
blown to pieces and evervone of its oc
cupants were killed, the turret and
cupalo in falling killed a number of
others who were on deck. The killed
numbered fifteen, including two officers.
Raf to Succeed Hararit.
Washington, D. C, March 17. The
president yesterday sent to the senate
the following nominations:
To be ambassadors extraordinary and
plenipotentiary of the United States.
John Hay of the District of Colombia,
to Great Britain, ,
Horace Porter ol New York to
Henry White of Rhode Island, to ba
MeraUrjr ol tba ambaaty ol tho United
State at Groat Britain.
THE BIG FLOOD
Tennessee and Arkansas Hirer Townf
Suffer Prom a Flood.
MISSISSIPPI IS CAUSING TROUBLE
Number of I.lvrl t,',nt by Diowaiug-.-I'ropaity
Itu-iimgrd rtft-ea lJuudrd
beek fehrlt-r Mt Memphis.
Mpmi-hib, Tenn., March 18.--Xewa
reaches here that seven negroes were
drowned yesterday in Arkansas, across
the rifer from Memphis. Another re
port cays five arsons were drowned by
the collapse of a bridge on which they
were crossing, and yet another has a
whole family, number unknown, lost,
but tlie two latter teports lack confirma
tion. There are now not less than fif
teen hundred refugees in this city.
The river at this point continues to
rise very slowly. The weather is cloudy
ami threatening, but there has been no
rain in the pan twenty-four hours. At
12:30 o'clock yesterday morning the
steamer Rowena Lee arrived in port
from Friar's Point, Mies. It had on
board a score or more refugees picked
up at Scan Landing. They were all
colored people, and brought with them
their tiedding and numerous other per
sonal effects. The captain of the boat
reported that he had len able to hear
of no I'.bs of life to the inhabitant wf
the flooded country to the south of tne
city. The levees, so far ae be had heard
from them, were in good condition, and
were holding the water well. Up to the
prepent time, eo far ae reliably reported,
there have not been ovei Bix deaths as
the result of the rise of the Mississippi
river. All these occurred in eastern
Arkansas and all were negroes.
Tlie river at Cairo, III., is twenty-five
miles ide, the water being about up to
the fifty-foot mark and rising slowly.
It has now passed the 18!I3 stage of 49.3
feet, last high water mark here, but
lacks nearly three feet of tl.e high water
mirk of 1883. The Mi"8ouri and Ken
tucky bottoms for a distance of twenty
five milen are covered with the over
flow. As the rise has been gradual,
nearly all of the inhabitants have had
ample time to save their stock and per
Cuban- ltlow up a Train,
New Yokk, March 18. A Preps spe
cial from Havana, via Key Weet, Fla.,
Tlie news that Spanish forces have
met with a serious dipaster in the west
is confirmed. It is learned through a
reliable source that a train carrying 600
troops, while going from Arlcmisa to
some southern point, waB blown up by
Cubans, more than F00 troops being
killed or wounded The details gave a
I The Cubans had learned that the
troops were to be sent on that train.
' They m'ned a long high trestle cropsing
St. Caroman channel. This bridge is
1 more than fifty feet high. The mines
: were exploded ss the train was passing
over it, with terrible effect. Half of the
entire train was lifted up and thrown
into a deep channel below.
The force of the explosion was terrific,
1 the ground being torn up for a great
distance. The cries of the wounded and
j the shouts of those unhurt added ex
I citement and terror,
j Ae the remainder of the troops rushed
' out of the ruins they were met with a
! withering fire from the concealed Cu
! bans, and dozens fell at the first volley,
j The engagement lasted an hour, the
, Spaniards bravely fighting behind cars,
but it was of no avail, and to save their
lives they surrendered.
The cars that had gone down caught
fire and were entirely destroyed, many
soldiers being caught in them and
burned to death. More than 300 troops
were found to be missing, and are sup
posed to have been killed.
The Cubans loet possibly forty men.
All the prisoners were released, save
the officers, who were held for the safety
of eight insurgent officers at ArtemiBa,
who had been sentenced to death by t he
Spanish commander, and Colonel I'en
co, the Cuban commander, sent word
that if these men were shot he would
order his hostages to be killed, and that
twenty of the soldiera would be shot,
too, in revenge for Cuban eoldies Bhot
It is said that the Cuban officers were
released from Artemisa.
Don't llaiittba Jpl.
8an Francisco, March 18. There is a
serious disagreement between tbe gov
ernment and the agents of the Japanese
steamship Sushin-Maru, which arrived
last week bringing 670 Japanese, of
whom only 136 are eligible to land, and
the law compelling every immigrant to
Show that he has $50. The captain has
been refused clearance papers unless
he takes back tlie disqualified passen
gers, which he refuses to do. The mat
ter has been carried into the court and
a protracted fight is promised.
Hanker rorReil 013,000 of Note.
Louisville, Ky., March 18. A special
from Paducah, Ky., says: M. 0. Oope,
ex-president of the First National bank
of Paducah It missing and haa forged
$13,000 worth of negotiable paper. He
made a confession, resigned and left
town. His bond is good. 1
Defeat tha Hpan'ard.
Niw Yonx, March 8. A special cable
dispatch to the Herald from Minito
says : Two thousand troops under Colo
nel Balodo, ordered to attack San Nicho
las, were led on March 9 by tho native
guards into an ambush near a position
occupied by tbe rebels.
Tbo latter, 8,000 in number, attacked
the Spaniard! and defeated then. Tbe
Bpaninrdi retreated in eonfusioo after
alnott a hand-to-hand fight. Tho
Spmtih lota h unknown.
MADMAN'S IJt AULV vrUKH.
Kllla Two PrrtoDsaud Wou nd' a ThlfaV
laallr lllow II lira us Out.
Odbbolt, la., March 19 Yeeterday
afternoon David Pennington, a worth
less character, who baa been loafing
around OJebolt all winter, loaded a shot
gun and s arted out lo kill a numlier of
people who had incurred his uumity.
Me firet bunteo for A. F. Walter, against
whom he had a grudge, but Walter saw
him coming and bid. Theu Pennington
went to the bouse of Hirm in Johnson,
a plasterer, and fired at Mrs Johnson,
seriously wounding her in the shoulder
and back. He next emptied both bar
rels into Luther Traver, an aged citizen
living a block westof Johnson's killing
him instantly. Then he juinted the
gun at Mrs. Frank Sloll, a neighbor,
w ho came to the door on bearii g the
noise. She ran into the doorway, clos
ing the storm door behind her, but he
fired through the door, fatally wounding
All this took place within fifteen min
utes in a residence, part f the town.
Tne neighbors pave the alarm and Pen
nington retreated slowly ecoi-a some
vacant lots, loading his gun at he went,
with Constable Habere and Marshal
Stratb.com close after him. He called
to Flahers and dared him to shoot and
then exclaimed :
"Well, if you haven't the nerve to
Bhoot, I have." Tuen he placed the
muzzle of the gun to his forehead and
b ew the top of his head off, scattering
braineand pieces of skull fifty feet.
Pennington was undoubtedly insane.
He was a hard character, but not a
drinking man and resented comments
that he claimed had been made by his
victims on his relations with a married
woman living in the neighborhood. Tbe
town is in gloom over tlie tragedy. Mr.
Traver, Mrs. Stoll and Mrs. Johnson are
all highly reppected people. It is thought
tnat Mrs. Stoll cannot recover, but Mrs.
Johnson's injuries, while Bevere, are not
Increased liallway Construct on.
Chicago, March 19. The Railway
Age yesterday published the prospect
of railway ''uilJing in 1897. Its sum-'
mary of railr. ada under construction
or projected gives 300 lines and a total
mileage of 17,511. If 20 per cent of this
prospecting building is accomplished it
would mean nearly as much new con
struction as had been completed in the
last. two years combine 1. Although the
Indian and Oklahoma territories show
the greatest projected mileage, 1,917
miles, there is not mu .h work actually
under way at tlie present time, finan
cial provision not having been made for
the greater part of the mileage. Most
of the Texas lines, aggregating 1,656
miles, are placed in the same class, al
though grading is already under way on
Houston, March 19. The most dar
ing crime ever known here was frus
trated yesterday morning at 3 o'clock,
when detectives killed Walter H unties
as he was in the set of entering the
house of Frank Dunn, a wealthy resi
dent of thia city. The police received
Information pome time ago that a
scheme was on foot to kidnap Dunn's
little daughter. The purpose of the
kidnappers was to keep the girl in cap
tivity and demand $40,000 ransom for
restoring her to her parents. Detect
ives have been on guard at Mr. Dunn's
house for several nights, but no devel
opments occurred t'U yeeterday morni,
ing, when it was discovered that a man
waa attempting to force one of the win
dows of the Dunn residence. One of
the officers inadvertently attracted the
attention of the marauder, who, finding
that he was discovered, drew a revolver
and fired twice at the detective. The
detectives then opened fire and the in
truder fell dead.
When Hughes' body was searched a
revolver, a keen-edged butcher knife
and a bottle of chloroform was found.
An immense crowd has gathered in and
aiound the morgue where the body lies.
Mrs. Hughes has been arrested, but
will not talk.
Corhett U illue.
San Fbaxcisco, March 19 "Mr. Cor
bett is in bed and is feeling very badly
over the result of the fight. He would
rather not see any one just now, as he
does not feel aide to discuss it. He
wishes to say, though, that he was de
feated fairly and squarely and haa no
complaints to make. But he is not hurt
and he is willing and anxious to meet
Thii waa the mei sage which Mrs. J. J.
Corbett, wife of the ex-champion, gave
to callers at the St. Nicholas yesterday.
The ex-champion slept late this morn
ing and when he rose it was merely to
eat his breal fast, which waa eent in to
Mm. He made a good meal and then
lay down again. Late he again routed
himself, this time being because of the
yhit of a dentist, who came to repair
tlie damage ('one to one of bis teeth
th 0 gh Fits iinmons' fist having come
r..tner rudely in contact with it Wednes
day. Then he took another nap. Al
though suffering no ill effects physically,
from Wednesday's battle, Corbett did
not leave r. is room all day, and only re
ceived the members of his family.
WcsllhjrOln Kills Harsalf.
Chicaoo, March 19. Mill M. 8tra
cacker, whose parents live in fit. Louis,
Mo., wis the young woman who com
mitted suicide in the boarding bouse on
Chicago avenue by shooting haraaU
Tuesday. Tho body waa idoatlfled bj
Q. 0. Borgitede, her cousin, who ar
rived from 8t. Louis loot night Hot
fatber la August 8 trass acker, a catUo
bnyer in St Louis, and la wealthy. Ba
ton doming 1 1 Chicago tho young woa
'an had boon Tiaitia iw awvotoi wooU.
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