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A Brlrk Country Road.
The first brick country roud laid In
lie United States has been put down
n Monmouth Township. Warren Coun
:y. Illinois, nays the Iioatou Traiwerlpt.
The road Is the culmination of a series
f experiments In road-building, anl
:hough It Is regarded as more or less
n probation, the utmoxt confidence In
lis Kiicci-KH is expressed. When hard
road building began in the township
four yearn ago It was decided to ex
pend the money on hand In an experl
icatal way. Monmouth Township
had long been a sufferer from lml
"oadn. In winter the town had often
een completely I)lockaded by mud too
leep for wagoiiH. Even within the
!own lt-self the etreetn were bo lor
ihat at times the "bus" line were
hllged to suspend business, and ma il
- ind Iwggitge were carrlel to the ra II
ivny station on wheelbarrows. The
iiranuer In which the rondway was laid
is described as follows: The ground
wan prepared for It by grading and
!h'Iijk allowed to stand for two months.
It was treated to an ni-inn'owil scrap
ing, so that It would pack evenly, and
when the contractors were ready to
iay brick It was as hard and even as
l floor. The first thing was setting the
mrblikg. Th In wan ma.de by two-Inch
by six-inch oak plank, set seven feet
ipart, and held by oak stakes eighteen
Inches long, and put down every four
feet. Inside this was put a five-foot
bed of sand. This was evened up, and
the single course of No. 1 paving brick
was put down. They were set on edge,
mid mnde a line roadbed. Outside of
the curb two fe-t of crushed rock was
laid, graded up to make an easy ap
proach. This makes a road eleven feet
wide. The en rlh on each side was
(traded ami worked, making It all forty
feet wide, and affording tracks on each
side for use In dry weather. The aver
age cost of the stone roads lias been 70
cents per foot. The brick road cost
$1,1100 for 3,( KM) feet, or alxilit !)0 cents
a running loot.
Good KnndM unil lirond Tire.
The movement In favor of good roads
which has at last really begun to agi
tate rural communities all over the
country Involves many contributory
Issues of considerable Importance. For
Instance, assoclu lions which have un
dertaken the task of Improving the
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'"uiitij 1'iii'in air Knn-mii, nuiiMii
fanners to make use of broad tires
upon their wniron-wheels, Instead of
the narrow tires which cut luid rut a
Itoft rtxid so deeply.
It Is riot easy to induce the farmers
to follow tills advice, because it Im
plies nnd requires at the outset the re
pairing of the road. Rroiid-t ired wag
ons could make little or no progress
over some of the muddy and rough
mads which are too often found not
far from the busiest and most thriving
cities. Narrow wheels cut their way
through more easily, but only at the
cost of exhausting the horses which
draw the wagon, and of still further
Injuring the road as a thoroughfare.
If the highway could but be, Im
proved suflicleiitly to Iwar the heavy
tires, the wheels would act like n min
iature nmd roller, and assist In keep,
lng the road in good condition Instead
of tearing It to pli-ecs.
As an immediate result, access to
mnrkeis would le made much more
easy, draught animals would gain In
efficiency h ml length of service, and it
would be possible to transort larger
loads with greater ease anil convenience-
than is the case at present.
The f.iruicis ai.d the rural communi
ties which they control hesitate to take
the tlrnt step because of the Immediate
expense Involved. It ought not to be
hard to convince so Intelligent a jor
tlon of the community that real econ
ojuy, Imth of labor and money, would
ue gained by improved roadbeds and
lie use of broader tires. Youth's Coni-
Catinl from Tehiimiti-pro totlie (ulf.
I'reviotis to any great undertaking
ft km i-1 1 . " 1 1 1 s 1" u I. !!. gener
ally arise to leli of the probable tol.f
niieiices in i.i- e !l should I t- a success.
When the llrst railroads were built in
England many letters were written to
the Knglish new spajsTs proving that
beyond n doubt I Ik; smoke from the
engliKu would poison the foliage, prove
Injurious to human ami animal life,
and that there was danger of the Brit
ish Islands lining converted into a
howling wilderness through the Instru
mentality of the locomotive and Its
deadly Influence on the atmosphere.
When the Hue Canal was projected
several men of science row to explain
that the MedlterraiMftn Sift was at ft
much higher level than the Ued, and
that as soon n I'e Iesseps finished his
task all the water from the Mediter
ranean would run Into the lied Hea;
the Imy of Naples would be emptied
and biMonu simply a beautiful mem
ory; Venice, Instead of a city of canals,
would lie left high ami dry, with Its
tre-t twenty to thirty feet lower
than It houses; the rtg of Marseilles,
Itarceioiia, I'nlerino-and Halotdca would
be miles lirland, while wen ('onstantl
nople would prolmbly bo affected by
the change. The eaual was cut, but
hothln? of the kind hnnrirned. A slm'
lar outcry was rained when the l'ana
hm Canal was projected, for some
body loudly asserted Ihat the Iaclfle
Ocean was au murh higher than the
Atlantic tuat the cutting of a (final
Would probably In time demolish all
$ha lathmua of Itorlen, and poealbly
weep away a good deal of Central
America. TU canal aurreya prorad
that there was lo dlll'elenc. In Height!
bi-tween the sens on the Atlantic and
PacihV sides, and the canal, even If flu- j
Islied, would not have the slightest in-j
fluence on either ocean. There !s no'
rwisoii to believe that If the Panama
Canal, the Nicaragua Canal anil t lie
IlllK h-talked-of Tehuantei.cc Canal
should all become realilles. the least
effect would In- produced cli the i il
mate or the currents of the Gulf of
PEARLS AND PEARL SHELLS.
Treaaiirea that Are Taken from the
Indian Ocean mi l I'eraian Gulf.
In St. Nicholas, Captain II. I). Smith,
of the United States lievenue Cutter
Servlee, tells of hLs exiMrience, "Hu'lt
Liig for Shells," from the Island of Cey
lon to the Dry Tertugius. Captain SmiitJi
Pearl-iihelLs ure valuable, and tine
specimen are .ha rd to obta.:ji- They a r
fouiul In the Trnaniotee, Cnmble.r, and
Trliimii groups of islands. The clioie
ost come from Mttcassar; t.h's are the
white-edged slu-ILs, worth if.SiMl a ton,
aiul from thie the tiiu-st pearl bullous
Tlie most celebrated pearl-lishcries
lix' near the coiust of Ceylon, the Per
sian Gulf, and in the waters of Java
and Sumatra. The Australian coast in
the neighborhood of Shank'H Hay and
at Itoelmck Hay furnishes some very
large shells, some of th,"ni weighing
from two to three pounds each. The
fisheries of Haja. Gulf of California,
are very rich, France controlling the
gem procured t.here. The meat of the
is-arl-oyster is n-iidlly lsMight by the
('hUiiiinen. w.ho dry tin leathery little
bivalves or wal them uii in cans and
ship them to their countrymen in San
IvraimlHco. The pearl-shells readily
w.U Usn the spot at from $1..V) to if.-j
Pearls and tears liave for ages been
associated, and the nia.ic virtues of
the pearl wen- held in high esteem In
early tlim-s, as they are to-day wLth
the Kast Iiwliji
It Ls said that Queen Margaret Tudor,
ciULsort of .Iame IV. of S'othind,
previous to the battle of I'Ulden KieUI,
had many preseiit.lmeiits of the di.vas
t.rous Ixsue of that conflict, owing to a
d rent u she had three nights in succes
sion, that Jewels and sparkling coronet -t
were suddenly tunned Into carls
whieh the siiiensUtioiis boHevid wenj
a s-ljru of com1!!;,' widowhood and c,i
Piiiiis ari' of various colors. a,nd in
Imlla tlie nil js-arls were, highly prize-. I
by the Kuddhists, who used tihem in
adorning t.liolr tiMuples. Pearls arn
fifrmoil to protect the shell-fish. They
are due to a secretion of .shelly sub
stance around some Irrituting particle,
and their comiKLtlou is the sjune n
that of motJer-of-M'arl.
Tlio Ho-calleil Mndstone.
The so-called madstones, of which
several are known to be in existence
In this couriti-v nre small ,!iloinr l.ltu
of grayish brown pebble, als.ut half
the size and somewhat the shape of a
lemon cut In twain lengthwise. It Is
said that when these stones are mois
tened and laid upon the wound Inflict
ed by the teeth of a rabid dog theji
strongly adhere, while the patient feels
a "drawing sensation," as though sue. I ;o state that the situation at the present
lion were applied to the sixit. After ' .ime in all branches of labor is critical
a time the stones are said to drop offjind that they have no desire to make
are then placed In water, exude a my move that would cast odium on the
greenish matter and are again applied, . jperators of Pittsburg.
time after time, until they refuse to
adhere. The comisisltion of these
stones Is unknown, as they are consid
ered too valuable to lie destroyed or
mutilated for punsises of analysis.
Scientific men have no confidence in
their virtues, but by many persons
they are deemed efllcacious, and tin.
merous Instances are, It Is said, nar
rated of their successful npplii-ation.
Poor U, Hehlml the Plow. , P 81tio" of tlie nH'raturs ! also a final
William Shakspeare, an Araii.ihoe In., notie 10 the ininura that the mines
dian on the lower Shoshone HK(.n,.y( i ere ready to be operated as soon as the
reports to the Indian guide of Fort nen expressed a desire to go to work.
Washakie that the Indians on the sub-
agency are working on their farms, Th. Lut.rt Tri.
more Industriously this year than ever' Ciiicauo, 111., Aug. 27. hxamination
lie fore. They me breaking up a large )f veniremen for the jury to try Adolph
amount, of new land, and where last L-letgert charged with tnur lering his
year the sage brush was thh-k th'To'i fe whs resumed Wednesday. Attor
are now good farms. lie says: 'The .icy Vincent for the defense was very
old Indians always used to talk of go-' jxacting and puzzled many veniremen
lng to war. and now they talk different;
they tell us about farming, and how
to fa rni, and they Ml us young men to
work hard nt farming. I have In
aloui twelve acres of wheat, five of
outs, one of potatoes, and a big ga rdeii
of watermelons, squash and other vcg. 1
etables. I have twenty-two acres this
year instead or ten last, ami all tnc'
inner inoiaiis are uie same way, plow
ing much more land this year than
last."-I-ander, Wyo., htter to Denvei
HI rouges! I'ower on tlie (lobe.
The nrnied strength of Europe Is not
generally appreciated In this land of
peace. At the clse of 1WHI the mill,
tnry strength of Germany on n war
footing was 07,120 ofllcers and 4,7-IH,-1)72
non-commlssloned ofllcers and men;
France, 00.041 ofllcers, n,5;t0,IKK) t i;
Italy, 3.'t,242 and 1,0(11,014; Austria
Hungary, 411,554 ofllcers, l,(M17,7r5 men;
Ilussla, 111.071, 4,840.51(1; Grent Britain,
of Isith olllcem and men, has 570,034;
Turkey, 022,127; Spain, 1,270,042; Bel
glum, 170,221); the Netherlands, 228,040;
Den in ark, 127,203; Greece, 215,770;
Switzerland, 408.238; Norway nnd Swe
den, 240,077; Bulgaria, 222,301; Hervla,
27.1,870, and Iloumanla, 250,720.
Killed by a NtulTed I,eont.
A fctuif'd leopard recently killed k
man In Paris. 1 lie animal had been
the sH of an eccentric wld lady, who
had It well done, and the leopard lie.
came an offend ve that the aerrant waa
told to get rid of R. 8he threw It oirt
of the window, when It landed on tb
head of a dork paaaln through tlx
afreet, who waa to frightened that b
dlad at once of apoplexy.
NO I'lll. Oil KM A I. 1,1,1, I,
arrival Vroiu the Klondike
Port Townsknd, Wash., A ig. 27.
, iie "--hooner J. M. Tolman, which left
; it. Michaels at the mouth of the Yukon,
fulv 28. waa unnlrPn Wwlnftidav niht
iff Race rocks at 9:30 by the Associated
ress tug Vigilant, which was in the
"traits watching for the arrival of the
Portland. She bringB four passengers
ho have been in the Klondike and who
eft Dawnon City, July 17. The paeseD
ere are Charles il. Metcalfe of Detroit,
Mich., B. I:. Soiies, Berkeley, Cal., an
iseayer or the Alaska Commercial ':cm
)any at Dawson ; C. B. and Z B. Pat
ick, brothers from Humboldt Cal.
They left Dawson ten days after the
Thorp party who arrived at Seattle last
veek on the steamer George E. Starr
They ail tell stories of the richness of
he Klondike, Bonanza and Kldoiado
:reekn, but all say that very few clean
i)i have been made since the early
iimnier. Mr. Metcalfe has been en-
;ngea in the merchandise bumness at
)awsoii City, Circle City and other
loints fo' three years over the Dyea
:rail and last spring he took in twenty
ens of freight, it took him from March
I, to May 1, to get his freight over the
)ass with one man, two horses and
light dogs. From Lake Linderman to
)awson City he was fourteen days.
When the Tolman left St. Michaels,
here were twelve men waiting to come
lutonthe steamer Portlan I, and an
Hher steamer with passengers was ex
M-cted down the river before the time
let for the sailing of Portland.
The men waiting at St. Michaels all
lad from $ ,()00 to $15,000, hut no pbe
lomenal strikes were reported by them.
With regard to ascending the Yukon,
Mr. Metcalfe said it takes from twenty
lo twenty-live days to go from St. Mich
lels to Dawson City and passengers
eaving Seattle later than August 20,
vill have no chance of reddling Dawson
3ity this fall. The hippy claim on
3onanza creek, from which gold amount
ng to $ 12.00J was taken, he said, was
'ne of the bent developed claims in the
rroi.p. OtherH will doubtlei-g piove junf
ta rich when fully developed.
A Change of Front
PiTTsm no, Aug. 27. Coal operators
if the Pittsburg district made a decided
:hange in front since Tuesday. Inter
lal dissensions, mixed with fear on the
jart of pome, caused a Hiilit in their
orces and a change of base. On ita
lace the uuve looked to many like a
emporary ftirrender to theuni'.ed mine
vorkers of America. This, however, ie
lenieil in most emphatic terms by the
uost prominent lake shippers, who say
;hey are going to start their nines and
uipply the demand from the northwest
I ml not stand idly by and let a laree
, 'oI,,n,e (,f K' to operators of
Hher states'. They claim that thev are
nilling to wait for a week or ten days
before any move is made. Tney claim
Jiat this will give them ample time to
jet the hike trade. Some of the opera
tors in the meeiing were frank enough
It was under these conditions that
the operators went into session. There
were many who had not signed the
lgreement to share their portion to
ward the expense that might accrue in
;he effort to st;-.rt the mines and they
cre the loudest in the appeals to hold
lloof to await developments. It was
p'opo ed that notice., printed in var
i.ais languages, embracing briefly the
iu his demands lor a clear and expei t
Jefinition of "circumstantial evidence."
A rather toui'hing incident was the
ippcarrnco of the prisoner'a two young
. ion, liOUis ami JMmer. Luetgert can e
;orwarj quickly, caught the lads audi
kiHHud tljenl Tuen 1(s azeii fixedly at
ti.em, while an expression oi pain come
v(.r hi8 ,uaturea. Luetgert soon re
j ivered himself, however, and his face
took on its habitual scowl.
Liuis, twelve yeas old, will be a wli-
Had WhlHky 1 . Fatal.
Hkatti.b, Wash., Aug. 27. The steam
, sol.ier Wiliametto brought an account
' of a wholesale poisoning case at Sitka,
which it is ft a red will result in a lyncb
jing. Ten Indians bought several bottles
o( whi'-ky from Mickey McGee, a Sitka
taloonkeeper, became violently drunk
mil when tlie steamer Bailed live were
dead and the balance dying. The fatal
concoction was a mixture of whisky,
e at oil, lemon juice and alcohol. Mc
Cee was arrested and afterwards ad
mitted to bail, claimed be did not know
of the fatal adulteration.
llaliluiorn 4tla It.
MiNKBAfoi-is, Minn., Aug. 27. The
American PharmaceuUI association
Wednesday after a hot Btru.!le between
Omaha and Baltimore deleuatious, de
cided upon the lattar place m the place
for the next convention. The afternoon
waa tfiven up to the commercial section
which discussed price cutting through
out the country thoroughly abd alter
deciding that it waa an unmitigated
evil, ended by electing Joseph Jaooba,
of Atlanta, Ga., as cbaliman tor the an
ulng years . , . . .
Ado'.ph Luetgert on Tr'al for Peculk'
TRIAL MAY DEVELOP SENSATIONS
Both i lie Urfrnae and Proneeutlou Wi
FlBht the t'ae llitlerly May Hav to
l laiiiin. 1,000 Veniremen.
Chicago, Aug. 24. After two pre
liiriinary hearings and three month
confinement in the county jail, Adolpl
L. Luetgert, the rich sausage maker
waa put on trial, charged with tin
murder of bis wife, before Judge Tui
hill in the criminal court yeeter lay
The big Baupage maker has declared h
his attorneys, ex-Judge Willi irn A
Vincent and Albert Phalen, that hi
desires no further delay. Both tin
the state and the defense prophesy
that 1.0U0 veniremen will be examined
and that a week will pass before twelve
men who are acceptable to both sidei
are found. Then the trial will begin in
Tlie theory of the state is that Luet
geit induced big wife to accompany
bim to his sleeping apartment in the
lai tory ofPce. and there strangled bur.
Then he is thought to have taken her
body to the basement and to have
immersed it in a vat filled with a solu
Hon of caustic potash, heated to the
boiling point. What remained of the
body after this process, it is alleged,
was gathered together and thrown into
the furnace of one of the factory boil
ers. The fire had been kept up under
one of the boilers on express orderi
piven by Luetgert to bis watchman,
The slate has made several experi
ments in support of this theory. Luet
gert's attorneys will also experiment
with crude potash. With the results
they hope to successfully combat the
testimony to be introduced by the state
leyarding the disintegration of a cad
aver in a solution similar to that found
in the vat of the factory in which Mrs.
Luetgert'a remains are alleged to have
been destroyed. The cadaver used by
the state, say the attorneys for the de
fense, was several days old. In it
there was not the resisting power ol
nerves and muscles which a body from
which life has just passed would offer
to the action of the solution. Acting
upon this belief, the defense has em
ployed experts to conduct experiments
with a fresh body, and tlie defense pro
fesses the utmost confidence that the
results will utterly disprove the theory
of the prosecution.
While the trial is in progress detec
tives all over the country and Germany
will be searching for Mrs. Luetgert,
who has been reported to have been
sent to various places since ber hus
band's arrest. All of these stories have
tmen run down by the police, who say
they have proven that they had little
foundation. Nevertheless, the defenst
expects to raise the question of doubtf
in the minds of the jurymen.
Ieith Come Oulck in Georgia.
Savannah, Ga., Aug. 24. A dispatch
to the Morning News from Tentille, Ga.,
At Lovett yesterday afternoon a negro,
enraged by "blind tiger" whisky, killed
one of the tow n's leading merchants,
dangerously wounded a negress and wae
himself shot to death by a posse of citi-
Tlie negro named Andrew Green, was
jealous of his wife and forhade her vis
iting the town. His wife, disobeying
his commands, took to the village from
their home at Garbutt's Mills and An
drew pursued her. On arriving at the
station he found her near the depot in
convention wiili auoiher womau. 1 Uewai t and Sam Gossett, who at
Without a word of warning be opened .erupted to rescue a prisoner from the
tire with a pistol, two shots taking effect iflicers. Withers w as fatally wounded,
in the woman in conversation with his I 'oliceman Cobbs was shot through the
wife. Thinking he had killed his wife.irm while attempting to arrest Gossett.
ho whipped up his mule and attempted
t ctcape. George Heath, a prominent
white citiren, attempted to stop him.
Green turned his pistol on Heath, killing
him almost instantly. The negro fled, but
in a short time a posse of lifty men, well
mounted and armed, went in hot pur
suit of th murderer. Green was cap.
tured in short order and Bhot.
McKinlcy Tallin of 1'ronperity.
Kkw York, Aug. 24 A dispatch
Jrjiu Hotel Champlain, N. Y., says:
President McKinley stated that it
should be a source ol pleasure to every
American citizen to know that there
was a return of prosperity to the cou e
try. "The cause of the present boom
In the west," be said, "is undoubtedly
due in a largo measure to the largi
crops and high prices caused by tl,
failure of crops in other countries. Kul
the fact that prosperity has set in in
the eat cannot be accounted for in anj
other way than by the wise policy ol
the republican party in restoring a pro.
tective tariff. The present boom is nol
spasmodic, but will continue to in
crease, and not only the manufacturers,
but the people generally will soon real
ize that it is only with a protective
tariff and lound financial principle!
that the country will be prosperoin
and remain in that condition. With
the restoration of confidence will comt
a restoration of prosper Ity."
SriiiNGKimn, III., Aug. 24. Judgi
Allen, in the United States circuit
comt yciteulay approved the report ol
Fred C. Dodds, of this city, whom I t
has appointed receiver of the North
and Mouth Rolling Stock company and
ordered Mr. Dodds to turn over thi
property to Charles Becker of Belle
ville, III., who has been appointed re
Oliver in the St. Clair county circuit
emrt, thus tattling the controversy ir
ird to the receivanhlp.
A HOMI MOTK
UMtae) Strike of All Worker Propoxd
PiTTSBiiaa, Aug. 25. P. Hatch
ford, national president of the united
mine workers of America, and Herre-
tary-Treasurer W. G. Pearce, of the
same organization, spoke encouragingly
ol the big mass meeting of the heads of
the various labor organizations of the
country which will be held at St. Louis
nxt Monday. Tbey predicted that it
will be one of the most notable and
most important gatherings that wag
ever held in the history of the country.
They c:aiin that its remits will have a
marked effect on the industrial situa
tion of the United States. President
Ratchford said :
"We-will take steps to discontinue
the use of the un-American injunctions
that some of our courts have geen fit to
rant. If the St. Louis conference does
what I believe it will, it will bring
about a general strike of all the branch
es of trade in the United fctates. It
will bring out not only thofe in sym
pathy with the miners altogether, but
will also make a demand for an eight
hour work day and a readjustment of
the wage questions. It hag been said
that it will mean an insurrection. The
time has come when labor must defend
labor and stand up unitedly against the
usurpation of law forbidding the right
of free speech and public meeting."
Shot In the Flamei.
Baxter, Ark., Aug 25. Ed William.
a negro who aiaaulted a colored woman,
was killed and then burned up in his
home Monday morning. Mrs. Williams
declared her husband was not at borne.
The actions of the woman led the sher
iff to believe otherwise. As Williams
would not come out the bouse waa set'
on Are. As the roof was about to fall
the woman ran out and in the ODen'
doorway Williams was pecn with a
Winchester. As he was about to shoot-
one of the posse fired and William ell.
The roof fell in almost at the uma in.
stant the desperado fell, and all went
np in smoke together.
C0XKTANTlN0ei.lt, Aug. 25. It is
given out here that the French minis
ter lor foreign affairs, M. Hanotaux, re
plying to the Marquis of Salisbury, who
insists upon the Turkish evacuation of
Thes.saly before the Greek indemnity is
paid, says he shares the belief of the
British premier but submits that the
occupation of Thesssily is of less import
ance than the conclusion of peace.
The Marquis of Salisbury, in order to
aolve the difficulty, has suggested that
the powers co-operate in a scheme to
enable Greece to guarantee the interest
on a loan to pay off the Turkish indem
nity by international control, if neces
sary, or a portion of the Hellenic reve
nues. The powers are considering this
KuWai-t Break up a Picnic.
Gallioi'Olis, 0., Aug. 25. Without
provocation a gang of West Virginia
desperadoes swooped down on a picnic
party at Glen wood, eighteen miles be
low here, last night, and broke up a
party by their orgits.
Revolvers, knives, hames. single trees
ind clubs were used. The women fainted
ind others fled n the bills. Lew Holley
wns killed outright and William Porter
nd Van Donkfield, two members of the
picnic party, were fatally stabbed.
Alonzo Porter had his skull fractured
and half bis face cut off. John Wallace
had a part of bis hand cut off and one
eye gouged out.
The ruffians were the members of the
flolley band of outlaws, and they have
killed at least a dozen men.
A N. grtt Affray.
Keystonk, VV. V;i., Aug. 25. Sun
day a BhootingafTray occurred between
Pilicement Carter Withers and John
a ho was shot by Cobbs. All are colored,
ind excitement is high. There is talk'
if lynching Stewart and Gossett. Sam
Hartley, a bystinder, was hit by a stray
Juliet, which severed an artery, causing
iiis death b fore medical aid reached
!-.t!Ii uce i't C'r' tie.
Tcscri.A, 111., Aug. 25. The laree
wholesale poultry house of G. M. W.
Legg t Co., of Boston was burned Mon
d"y morning and aftvr the fire the
'bai'kened remains of Robert Lathrom
were totinu. As he was one of the
principal witnesses against William
Appleton of Arcchi lor the killing of
Scott Schwartz, it is believed that Lath
rom was murdered and tl.e building set
on fire to conceal the crime. A search
ing investigation is being made. Two
thousand live chickens in the building
were burned and the loss is about
Can't Tiavel to Klondike.
katti.k. Wash., Aug. 25. The
sieamer Rosalie, which arrived here
Mondav from Dyea and Skagaway, re
ports that there are about 4,000 people
at Skagaway, and that the trail is still
impiisBible. About 9(H) miners are work
ing on it and it is expected that it will
be ready in a few weekg. Not over
twenty men have crossed over in the
lagt three weekg.
Mimt Account for a fllg Sum.
Thknton, N. J., Aug. 25. -Peter Cro
rier, secretary and treasurer of the
V'Tr nnd Merchants' budding and
I mn association, is short $1)8,740 In his
in ," '( the report made Monday by
tiio committee of investigation it well
lounded. Crosier, who is about sixty
five yean old, hag not been arretted.
He hat a wife and family and until re
cently stood high in the community.
Hig only angwer to the charge it a de
nial of 4he correctness of the flgurti.
I HE IS SHOT DEAD
President of Uruguayan Bepnblio it
Assagginated br a Young Man.
PRESIDENT B0RDA DIES IMMERIATELY
Aman.im lou O run on 111" liny the Re
public A li lev. 1 Her Independence,
Which YVa lielug Oir bi ated.
Montevideo. Aug. 26. President Bor
da of the Uruguayan republic was
The assassination of the president
occurred just as he was leaving the ca
thedral, where a te deum had been
sung. The assassin was arrested.
Senor J. Liiarte Borda was elected
president of Uruguay, for the term ex
tending from March 1894, to 1898. The
fete at which he was assassinated was
being held in celebration of the inde
pendence of Uruguay, which was
achieved on August 25, 1825.
The asuusin is a youth named Ar
redond. President Borda died almost
immediately after he was shot. Senor
Cuestas, president of the senate, has
assumed the presidency of the republic
Washington, Aug. 26. The assasina
tion of President J. Idiarte Borda of
Uruauay was not altogether a surprise
to officials here who ha ;e watched the
recent outbreaks in Uruguay. Tee last
mail advices received here showed that
the revolution bad broken out afresh,
tlie peace delegates from the insurgents
having given up the hope of securing
peace and withdrawn to the Argentine
republic Further agitation was occa
sioned by the reports that the govern
ment receipts had shrunk $',6?0,000
during the year as a result of the revo
lution. The last issue of the Monte
video Times received here states that
t e president remained away from the
ttate house in evident fear of his life.
At the same time a "Colorado" or junta
of thote seeking to overthrow the gov
ernment bad established active opera
tions at the capitol. The assassination
of the president doubtless will bring
the country to a revolutionary crisis,
which has long been pending. The
i evolution thus far has been confined to
tlie country districts, which several ex
tensive engagements has been fought,
the government forces securing the ad
vantage. There is no Uruguayan rep
resentative in Washington.
I)e Lonif Ilfillcj to Mrs. Davis.
New York, Aug. 26. In response to
an appeal cabled to the queen of Spain
by Mrs. Jefferson Davis and other nota
ble American women urging clemency
for the young girl, Evauyelin Cosslo
Cisneros, incarcerated at Havana by the
Spanish military authorities, and who,
it was reported was to be exiled to the
penal colony at Ceuta Africa, th? resid
ent Spanish minister, Dupuy de Lome,
has adJressed a latter to Mrs. Dav , in
which he says :
" f he queen and the Spanish govern
ment have no knowledge of the arrest
of Miss Cisneros. Her majesty has given
or lers, as soon at it is received to report
to her the merits of the case and has
been pleased to command me to inform
you, it your message was true, that she
had received it favorably and with all
regard due to a lady so worthy ot re
speci a-i you are.
The information received from Cuba
by the Spanish government and laid be
fore her majesty and that has been
transmitted to me by cable shows, in
my opinion, that a shameless conspir
acy to prornite the interests of one or
more sensational papers is at the bot
tom of the romance that has touched
your good heart.
"The facts show that Miss Cisnerot
lured to her house the military com
mander of the island of Pines, and had
men concealed in it who tried to assas
sinate him in connection with an upris
ing of the prisoners in the island, for
that offense she baa not yet been tried
and her cai-e is not yet ready to be final
ly disposed of
"These (acts are very easy to prove.
TLe American consul-general, or any
of the foreign consule in Cuba, willing
to get information, can convince . them
selves of their r ith.
''1 1'in instructed to add that instrnc
'Jor.c hitvj been ccnmunicatcd to the
governor general of Cuba to bring a
speedy trial and to grant Miss Cisneros
all passible consideration."
Ilig tiun liny Steel.
NewYobk, Aug 26. -W. J. Arkel',
who I'lu.ms a larte p it n of the Alas
kan mining region under the right of
disioveryby an expedition fitted out
by him, has made a deal for the sale
of a part of his property to a syndicate.
Chauncey M. Depew is said to be a
member of the syndica'e which has
bought Mr. Arkell'c land and also a
slice of Joseph Ladue's holdings in
Dawson City. Besides Depew, H.
Walter Webb and other Vanderbilt di
rectors are reputed members of the
Hi In Kllli Mini
Lincoln Center Kas , Aug. 26.
John Soden, aged thirty-five, is dead at
Barnard. Kas., of blood poisoning, as a
result f .i bumble bee sting. He was n
pro nine it Chicago horse trader.
Minneapolis, Aug. 26. Senator Davii
of Minnesota delivered the opening ad
dress at the forty-flf'h annual conven
tion oT il.e .nit rniiii ''hannaceutieiil
association at Lake ..i,.i eionka Tues
day morning. Three hundred delegate!
were present, thegrei.t imijcrity of them
from the eastern and central sect ion 1
of the country. Reading of papers nnd
reports of officers completed the buti
nets program of the day and last night
a reception and ball were given in honot
of the visitor.
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