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WASHINGTON, Muck 4. Despite
the beautiful weather and ununial at
tractloaa. particularly at this time, of
toe national capital, the galleries of
the senate were thronged with Strang -era
today when the senate resumed ita
mm loo this afternoon. The senate
convened at 3 p. m. and proceeded di
rectly to the business of facilitating
the enactment of the remaining ap
A conference waa agreed to on the
general deficiency bill, the conferees
of the preaent aenate being Mr. Hale,
Mr. Alllaon and Mr. Teller. Mr. Alli
son preaented a partial report on the
undry civil bill. The bill waa aent
It to conference, with nr. Ailisnn
Mr. Hale and Mr. Cockrell aa aenate
Two bllla were paaaed aa folio we:
Granting a right of way through the
Devll'e Lake Indian reaervatlon In
North Dakota to the Jamestown &
Northern railway company; authoriz
ing the Portland, Mehalem ft Tilla
mook Railway company to construct
a bridge across Mehalem bay in Ore
gon. Consideration of the bill relating to
safety appliances on railroad trains
and reqtlring railway managers un
der oath to make monthly reports to
the Interstate commerce commission
of all accident that may occur to pas
sengers and employes and the attend
ing circumstances, was resumed.
Pending discussion Senators Net
son, McMillan and Berry were named
aa conferees on the river and harbor
bill. The final conference report upon
the general deficiency bill was agreed
to without comment.
Mr. Hoar secured the adoption of a
resolution directing the secretary of
war to aend to the senate all Infor
mation In hla possession as to the au
thenticity of the alleged order for the
massacre of foregaers In Manila on
the night of February 15, 1899, and to
state whether the original of the al
leged order ever was In possesion of
the war department tnd where It now
Mr. Hale aubmltted a partial report
opon the naval appropriation bill, and
aid that aa the time of the session
waa growing abort he would offer a
resolution discharging the present
-senate oonfereea and requesting that
the bouse grant further conference on
the naval Mil. It waa adopted.
The safety appliance bill was then
paaaed without further discussion.
At S: 10 p. m. a partial report to the
conferees on the river and hartnr bill
was presented by Mr. Nelson and it
was agreed to. A further conference
At :45 p. m. Mr. Wolcott made a
report upon the postoffice appropria
tion bill, saying there was no further
disagreement except upon the two
amendments of the aenate concerning
the extension of the rural free deliv
ery ayateo to small towns and di
recting the postmaster general to re
port upon the feaalblllty of the usi
of the telegraph and telephone wires
M part of the postal system. Ti:c
report waa agreed to and a further
conference waa ordered on the Items
Mr. Hale made a second report of
the conference upon the naval appro
priation bill saying that a complete
agreement had been arrived at on all
notnta nf dliraranna on that bill except
upon the senate amendment authoris
ing the construction of three addi
tional submarine torpedo boats. The
senate voted to recede from this
amendment, 32 to 18.
AK3TCER UTTER f ROM CROWE
Fat Write to tka Pablle to Clear III
Masse of. Aeoenlon.
OMAHA. Neb.. March 4.-A letter
written by Pat Crowe, mailed t Den
laon, la., March 2, waa received Sun
day by an Omaha newspaper. The
purport of this letter la the aame as
that of the one received by E. A. Cud
any. sr., tea days ago and is to the
E. affect that the writ or Is Innocent cf
- tfcc- sMstUsu cf Eiiii trfsa? and
that ha baa no knowledge of the crime
exeept such aa he baa gleaned from
eat Hash freaa Caaada.
R068LAND, B. C. March 4.-E. B.
Brenner of Vancouver and Edward
Williams, dominion labor commission
era, hare been looking Into the mattw
of alien labor and aa a result of their
Corte aixteen men In the employ "f
Maaan. Winters, Parsons ft Boomer,
who have a contract to do some work
for the Red Mountain railroad, were
ordered deported. Tha contractors
will and these man back to the United
State, where they ware engaged.
LOUDON, March 4. The Japanese
decided to withdraw their troops
darlag March, says the Pekln corre
tywtwt Of the Morning Post, wiring
Saturday, and to replacs them by 1,
S freak troops, MO of whom will l
sndHlsa Draws lead-
-W'M HmA J TV. hit.
ttztt a threading hart. Five
tcr;:i, O cf atsma per tons, have
itr crsi t3M ftaterday morning.
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eaeares rawi la tka Lower Braaeh at
WASHINGTON, March 4. Under
the unanimous consent arrangement
the following house bills were passed,
To establish a code of laws tor the
District of Columbia; amending the
act In relation to the exchange of gold
coin for gold bars; to restore certain
wldowa to the pension roll; the bill
providing that a widow who Is draw
ing a pension at the time of her re
marriage and subsequently becomes a
widow again shall benentltled to a
pension; to Incorporate the Society of
American Florists; amending the
law of the DUtrict of Columbia relat
ing to wills Involving real estate; dis
charging Aqulla J. Dauj;herty, collec
tor of Internal revenue for the Fifth
Illinois district, from responsibility
for 130,000 worth of government
stamps stolen from his offlec; mak
ing all national banking associations
'United States depositories; authoris
ing the construction of a bridge across
the Monongshela river by the Cbarle
yol and Monessen Bridge company;
authorizing the city of Nashville,
Ten a., to construct a free bridge
across the Cumberland river, within
the city limits; authorizing the Pars.
Choctaw ft Little Rock Railway com
pany to construct a bridge across the
Red river In Texas; to provide an
American register for the foreign
built ship Balcthua; to establish a na
tional bureau of standardization; to
loan certain naval equipment to
schools; authorising the Pigeon River
Slide and Boom company to improve
Pigeon river at the cisrades In Minne
sota. In addition fifty-four private
pension bllla were pasted.
EXTRA SESSION If NECESSARY
Onmor Dtetrtca Drclmrr Urn Wiii Keep
LegUUtore at Werk.
WASHINGTON, March 4. Governor
Dietrich, to a crowd of Nebraakans as
sembled in the Raleigh hotel tonight,
said that aa governor of Nebraska he
believed it to be his duty to see that
the legislature elected two republicans
to the United States senate.
"II the legislature should adjourn
without electing," he said, "I will call
It in extraordinary session and keep
legislators at work until their terms
expire. I believe the people demand
this, and I for one will never shirk
a duty that seems so clear to me."
National Commltteemsn Schneider,
speaking of the senatorial situation,
Mild that the legislature had at least
thirty working days before it and he
saw no good reason for predicting a
complete deadlock to the end of the
sow-Ion. "While I admit the situation
Is very serious," he added, "I do not
believe that the republicans are going
to fall in the Important duty of send
ing two republicans to the senate.
Should the legislature adjourn without
as election It would be an awful blow
to republicanism in c.ir state."
SIORTEST SESSION IN YEARS
Preeeat CaafrcM Lived 17 Day a, Dis
posed of 14,83 Bills.
WASHINGTON, March 4. The vol
ume of work done by the congresa
Just closing was shown today In a
supplement to the house calendar pre
pared by Tally Clerk Wakefield of
the house staff. The congress was In
session 197 days, which is less than
any congress for years. The follow
ing count Is given of bills, acts, e'e:
number of bills, 14,336; number of re
ports, 3,000; public acts, 345; private
acts, 1.250; total acts 1,595; number of
joint resolutions, 395.
IninrfrnU Loaa tk Day.
COLON, Columbia, March 2. (via
Galveston). News has Just been re
ceived her that a bloody battle was
fought uit February 20 sear Maria (a
Baja, betwen a small force of gov
ernmnt troops and 500 Insurgents
under Rozles, resulting in a victory
for the government forces. The In
surgents lost thirty killed and ten
wounded and the government troops,
eight officers and seven men killed
and many men wounded.
IrUk Party Bkart of raada.
LONDON, Feb. 27. The Pall Mall
Gazette, commenting today on the al
leged shortage of the Irish parliament
ary funds, tays:
"It Is becoming a aerioua matter to
the party that not a alngle American
dollar la reaching the official exchequer
and It Is generally accepted among the
Iriili KcnAcrs thai Jn - Rdmond
will shortly have to undertake a freih
visit to the United State and try to
secure financial help."
Mora Mllwaakas Bead Stock.
NEW YORK. March 1. A Wall
street news bureau aaya that the dl
rectora oi the Chicago, Milwaukee ft
St Paul Railway company haa decid
ed to lasue 10 per cent additional
capital stock at par to stockholders on
record March 11. The amount la to be
$4,300,000, and Is to pay for the Kan
sas City cut-off.
Colorado to lift t'kargos.
DENVER, March 2. The house of
representatives today appointed a com
mittee of five to Investigate charges
made by 8peaker Montgomery on the
floor of the house that certain mem
bers of the houas had been Influenced
In their vote on a pending bill by
money. The committee haa full pow
er to compel teitlmony.
Latest Whale to Bvart.
WINDSOR, Vt, atareh 4,-Th r.
malna of Hon. William M. Evarts, who
died In New York hut Thursday wars
brrught to Windsor la spsctal ear
last evening, accompanied by SMmbers
of ths family, save Mrs. Bmrtg and
Mrs. Bamaa, who wsrt Ukso to tk
Evtru mansion for tka !,
A brief service was MM at tk bout
tonight for tha family, JrJ t paMi
errfcM were held at ft Fnxl's chttrek
t noon, Rev. B. N. Qitlzti, lU rse
WILL NOT IM1LE
Do Extra Elation of Congress Scsmi
Likely to Be Held.
THE A35MY APTROfRIATIQN BILL
leaae Coaean ia Aataadaieata aad tka
Maasare Mow (ion to tk Proahtoat
Loglalatloa Over Oar Xtw I'omomIou
Otker Cong rotsloasl Matters,
WASHINGTON, March 2. The
bouse removed all possibility of an
extra cession by concurring in the
senate amendments to the army apro
prlatlon bill. The vote stood 159 to
134. It was n strict party vote with
the exception of Mr. McCall of Ms
cachusetts, Mr. Loud of Ca:iforn!a,
Mr. Driscoll of New York and Mr.
Mann of Illinois, who vo:ed with the
democrats. Mr. Cooper of Wisconsin
anawered present and was not paired.
The-bill now goes to the president.
The bouse was brought to a vote
by a special order prepared by the
committee on rules, whicS permitted
an hour's debate on a side. The de
bate was not especially noteworthy.
The Philippine and Cuban amend
ments wre defended by the republi
cans and assailed by the democrats.
The only exciting incident occurred
at the close of the debate, wbea Mr.
Hull of Iowa, whoso name had been
connected with a lumber and devel
opment company In the Philippines,
frankly acknowledged that he had in
vested money In It. . He sal.l It was a
legitimate enterprise which wa not
looking for government favors. Sub
sequently when he said that the cam
pany wouid not have invested mouey
if Bryan had been elected the demo
crats Jeerd and hiBsed ami shouted
that it was because If Bryan had been
elcted the Philippines would not have
btn exploited. Mr. Lentz of Ohio
challenged Mr. Hull's right to vote,
but Mr. Hull voted aye.
The final conference report upon the
Indian appropriation bill was adopted
and a number of minor bills were
put through the final stages.
The house met at 11 o'clcck. A
resolution was adopted, closing the
house wing of the capltol fram mid
night, March 4, to 2 p. m. March 4,
except for the members, members
elect and former members, employes
of the house and ticket holders.
The bouse defeated ths motion of
Mr. Elliott to concur in the Charleston
exposition amendment to the Louis
iana purchase bill, ayes 84, noes 132.
The committee on rules then re
ported the special order for the con
sideration of the army bill and a
roll call on a demand for the previ
ous question ensued. The result was.
ayes 139, noes 120. This allowed
twenty minutes on a side upon the
adoption of the rule.
The speaker announced the appoint
ment of Mr. Bull of Rhode Island,
Mr. Joyce of Missouri and Mr. Batt
lett of Geargia aa temporary commit
tee on accounts until the meeting of
the Fifty-seventh congress.
Mr. Hepburn of Iowa, with the rev
nue cutter bill, and Mr. Cannon, chair
man of the appropriations committee,
struggled for the right of way. The
speaker pounded the gavel for order.
Some one complained that he could
not hear what was going on.
"That Is not the fault of the chair."
said the speaker. "He cannot pat
lungs into members." (Laughter.)
Mr. Hepburn moved that the house
go into committee of the whole to con
sider the revenue cutter service bill
and Mr. Cannon appeald to the nou-e
in the interest cf the public buiineai
to vote down the motion. The mo
tion was voted down 122 to 132. Mr.
Burton, chairman of the committee
on rivers and harbors then aBked
unanimous consent that the house
non-concur in the senate amendments
to the river and harbor bill and
agreed to a conference. Mr. Hepburn
objected. The speaker thereupon re
ferred the bill to the river and har
Several conference reports upon mi
nor bills were adopted.
Mr. Tawney presented the confer
ence report upon the St. Louis expo
sition bill, which agreed to the sen
ate smendment providing for the clos
ing of the exposition on Sunday and
dlaagreed to the Charles exposition
amendment. The report waa adopted.
WILL SHOW. TEE fARMERS ROW.
Stsiiessi $orf - Hcadr Asjb eta lluu frs
poaas a Plaa.
CHICAGO, March 2. Through the
efforta of the National Good Roads
association arrangement have been
been made for the giving of a series
of practical dmonatrations in the
building of country roada along the
lines of the Illinois Central, between
Chicago and New Orleana. During
the present month a special train car
rying a commissary coach and flat
cars bearing modern road-making ma
chinery will be run out of New Or
leans and at twenty or more points
on the way to Chicago the train will
be sldetrlcked while experienced men
give Instructions In road-making. At
each point about a mile of roadway
will be built.
The train will be preceded by ad
vance agents who will endeavor to
Interest farmers In - the work at the
points screed anon. The farmer
will be expected to provide the mat
terlal for the demonstration.
lew farsaoT Maraers alls Boy aad Cre
ssete Ufa Ue Steak.
DOfUONv It., March L-4nry
Wan, farmer whams home was
six miles north of Dsnleoa, In a It et
nana fury killed and cremated kit
so, tniUam, serned hi hones, bar,
towt, eatus, gran and all fm !
BteoMts ami lu: eaah, cM tka
earraKJtl waMU y mctiej irn
tit trsxirs kan asft ttfzj amc j
BIO LOSS TO NEBRASKA.
Tk Penitentiary at Lincoln Datroyad
LINCOLN, Neb., March 1 The Ne
braska state pententiary is in ruins.
Fire, which broke out shortly before
midnight, swept through the great
Stone buildines and hnrnprl thorn to
the ground. A company of militia is
leaving on a special Burlington train
to guard the convicts, who have been
herded within the stone-walled orison
Fire, which started ia the living
rooms of the warden of the state Deni-
tentiary at mldnght, seems certan to
destroy the entire main building, to
gtuer with the cell house and ether
Just after 2 o'clock this morning a
telephone message came saying the
room in Which tho telenhnna was In.
cated waa In flames and must be va
cated. This cuts off the only means
of immediate communication with the
prison. Which is nearlv fnnr mllaa frnm
from the business district of the city.
aetweeu I and 2 o'clock, however, a
message from a memhp.r nf the Are de
partment stated that the penitentiary
proper was doomd and that the Are
Before the flames had arainl a rrMl
headway Warden Davis gave orders to
eiease me convicts rrom the cells and
march them under guard to the prison
yard and there Dlace them undnr
double guard. The removal was ac
complished safely and without disor
der. Extra guards were also nosted on
the stockade walls, armed with shot
guns, with orders to permit no escapes.
ine origin or the Are is unknown.
When flrst discovered the officers of
the institution immediately set to
work all the small flrn snnaratna nf
the prison. Water was used in abun
dance, but assistance from the city
tire department was called for and a
steamer and hosecart wer 1 Innate hod
In response to a telephone message.
a snort time after midnight Warden
Davis said he did not have the Are
under control, but he could not tell
now uaa it wrs. Burning in the upper
story and at the front of the building
its spread Was Slow. It wa hnnnrt
that it could be conflned to the front
of the building. Later the report
came mat the nre waa a very bad one.
At i:w a. m. the city Are depart
ment arrived and beaan throwlmr via.
ter on the walls. The flames had
gained too great headwav. however
and the firemen directed their efforts
to saving some of the remote shop
By request of the warden Chief of
Police Hoagland sent all the available
policement to aid In preserving order.
Later, as au add! tonal
safety, lieutenant Governor Savage,
acting in llie absence of Governor
Dietrich, In response to the suggestion
of the warden, ordered out the local
company of militia. -
Captain Ringer, with a malorltv nf
the members. Is at the armorv nn1 a
Burlington engine and coach will start
witn tnem at 3 o ciocbj, .
AOUNAIDO ISSUES AN EDICT.
Proclamation Contatacd la Orgaa of Pill
WASHINGTON, March 1. A recent
edition of Fillplnas Aneerupa, an organ
of the Filipino insurgents published
at Madrid, contains a proclamation is
sued by Agulnaldo under date of No
vember 20, 1900. which sets forth that
"inasmuch as me evaders give as a
pretext for the cruelty and for the
present war that we are an undisci
plined and ungovernable people, etc.,"
Aguinaldo maklns use of "the extreme
powers granted him by the constitu
tion, orders and commands, among oth
er things, that all people who commit
murder or acts of brigandage, as well
as nil traitors, shall be summarily
Half Mates for t. A. R. EncampuivDi.
SIOUX CITY, Ia., March 2. The
Western Passenger association has
granted to the Iowa department of the
G. A. R. a rate of one fare for the
round trip for the state encampment
to be held at Dubuque June 4 and 5.
Colonel M. P. Davis, commander of
the department, received this Informa
tion in a letter from Chairman Mac
Leod of the association, and bo is
much gratified with It.
Mabjr fllrl Roaatad to Ucatb.
CEDAR FALLS, la., March 2. The
Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James
White of New Sharon was found by
the mother roasted to death on her re
turn from an errand near tha home.
Sha fastened tha Utt'.o one In a chair
and left her in care of a 3-year-o!d
girl. The babe fell noar the fire and
was literally roasted to death.
Low Rata to toe Paelfle.
CHICAGO, Mp.rch 1. The Union Pa
cific announced today Its Intention of
making n colonist rate of 125 from
Mlsosurl river points to i.orth Pacific
coast points. The rate already en
Joyed by Chicago, via St. Paul, will
be effective till April 1, and is of Im
portance chief! t to Missouri and Iowa
Proaldaat Avarsa to Drliy.
WASHINGTON, Marca 1. Special
Commissioner Rockhlll at Pekln haa
been Instructed to make it known to
the foreign ministers that the presi
dent strongly deprecates any action
that will tend to delay or check the
present negotiations there and espe
cially Is he desirous that there shall
be no further unnecessary bloodshed.
Places Lee oa Ratirad Llat.
. WASHINGTON, March L An order
was Issued at tue War department to
day placing Brigadier Generals Wilson
and Lm on the retired list of the
Ceefat oa LoalslaBa BUI.
WAC3INOTON, March l.-Th eoa
(arees oa the Louisiana Purchase expo
sition Mil met today. They agreed upon
the amendment to close the gat on
QnAzf sad disagreed to the irjn
yrlstri far the CsAriestoa, ft, C x-
Committee Has All in Seadinesj for tie
VETERANS DECLINE AN INVITATION
Bajaet Graaaa's Coaiproaalalaf Saaf ra
tion That Back Poat Saad a Oapatatloa
fVorklocaaaa Arrange for Tlaltora'
WASHINGTON. March 1. The Inau
gural committee has completed every
detail of the program. Events to mark
President McKinley's second induction
Into office have ben outlined as fol
lows: 11 a. m. Gathering of high govern
ment officials, diplomats and espec
ially Invited guests in the senate cham
ber. . - -
11:50 a. m. Inauguration of Theb
doreRooseveit of New lork as vice
president of the United States. Cere
monies In the senate attended by the
president and a distinguished com
pany. 12 m. Prelsdent McKinley takes the
oath of office In the presence oi the as
sembled multitude. Delivers Inaugural
1:30 p. m. Inaugural parade moves
from the capltol up Pennsylvania ave
nue. 7:30 p. m. Illumination of the court
of honor in front of the White House.
7:46 p. m. Display of aerial fire
works from Washington monument
8 p. m. Doors of pension office open
for reception of guests of the Inau
9 p. m. Inaugural ball opened by
Tuesday, March 5:
10:30 a. m. Dedicatory concert at
pension office in honor of the United
States army, by Marine band.
2 p. m. Dedicatory concert at pen
sion office In honor of the states of the
union, by Marine band.
Wednesday, March 6:
2 p. m. Dedicatory concert at pen
sion office in honor of the congress of
the United States, by Marine band.
8 p. m. Dedicatory concert at pen
sion office in honor of the vice presi
dent and speaicer of the house, by Ma
rine band and grand chorus.
The inaugural ceremonies proper, for
the flrst time, will be conducted by a
Joint committee of senate and bouse,
the custom heretofore -being to leave
the conduct of the inauguration entire
ly In the hanas of the upper body oi
After the delivery of his Inaugural
address the vice president will admin
ister the oath to the senators-elect.
At noon the oath will be adminis
tered to President McKinley by Chief
Justice Fuller in front, oi the main en
trance to the capltol where a stand
for this purpose has been constructed.
The president will then deliver his in
augural address. He will take his
lunch at the capltol before heading
the brilliant inaugural parade up
Pennsylvania avenue to the executive
mansion. General i rancis V. Greene
will head the parade as grand mar
shal. President McKinley wIL follow
escorted by troop A of Ohio.
The body of the parade is divided
Into two grand divisions, military and
civic, and will be a notable pageant in
many respects. A company of volun
teer troops from Porto Rico will form
a part of the first brigade and be an
attractive feature of the parade, as
will a large detachment of sailors and
Representatives of the various vet
eran organizations, who, through Gen
eral Daniel E. Sickles, declined to par
ticipate in the inaugural ceremonies
because they were dissatisfied with the
place assigned them in the parade,
have also declined the offer of Grand
Marshal Greene to send a guard of
honor of twents men from each local
post to act as an escort to the presi
dent. The veterans deemed to have
any part In the ceremonies unless this
invitation were extended to all mem
bers ot the veteran organization, both
local and visiting.
POSTOf EICES0EI A CHANCE.
Cat oa Battloablpa aad Stivers Leaves
Money for Balldlafa.
WASHINGTON, March 1. The cut
in the number of battleships provided
for in the naval bill and the whittle
In hA Hvera and harbnra bill, u-tilr.h
passed the senate todsy, will give
Chairman Mercer an opportunity to
pass the omnibus bill increasing the
appropriations for postoffice buildings
reported from his committee some
days ago. It is the intention of Sen
ator Fairbanks, chairman of the com
mittee on public buildings and
grounds, to offer the bill aa reported
by the house committee as an amend
ment to the sundry bill, which will
greatly insure its passage. Chairman
Mercer said he hoped to get recogni
tion from the speaker tomorrow to
put ths bill on Ita passsge. Should the
sundry civil bill get through the sen
ate, before the house acts on the meas
ure Mercer HI dvote his time to get
ting vote to concur In the senate
amendments, having an understanding
with Senator Fairbanks ss to the pro
cedure. The bill provides increases
for Aberdeen, 8. D.; Crescent, Ia.;
Cheyenne, Wyo.; Oskalooaa, Ia.; Du
buque, la.; and Salt Lake City, Utah.
Twelve Ballets Inter Ulni
HOLDENV ILLS, I. T March l.-At
12:30 a. m. today Johnson Miller, a
fullblood Creek Indian, waa shot te
death by a masked body of men. Mil
ler was under arrest for ths murder
of Herbert McDade December 22. He
was arrested early yesterday morning
seal Wetumka and brought here,
pending a hearing before tho United
States commissioner. More tbaa a
doses millet holes are to be seen In
his body. Seventy-five or more shots
H tl I I 1 1 M I II l tf 1 1 1 1 Ms
Hermwa, S. D., has an epidemic of
Range cattle are said to be scarce in
Kansas and Texas.
The Union Pcclfic is getting roidy
to build a third round bouse at Chey
Judge fit i awn of Omaha was found
dead in' bis room. Supposed -heart
Hon. iHfiW L. Morrison lies at the
point vi death at his home in Jack
John R. Brcnnan, agent at Fine
Ridge, raytt there ia no danger from
an Indian uprising.
The president h-.s nominated Ed
ward H. Anderson, of Utah, to bo
surveyor central of Utah.
The president sent to the aenate
the rjomiiiation of Brigadiei General
Shafter to be major general.
The president haa nominated Lieu
tenant Commander Theodore Porter to
be a commander In the navy.
The Duke )f WestmhMter and Miss
Shelagh Went were married "at fit.
Paul's church, Knlghtabridge, London.
Two more deaths from baconic
plague were officially reported at
Capetown.- Both victims were; white
William Singleton, secretary of the
Grand Lodge of the Masons of the Dis
trict ot Columbia, died at New York
The Universal Steel Company, cap
ital of 300,000, was incorporated at
Trenton, N. J., to manufacture iron
Dr. T. E. Potter received fatal In
juries in a runaway at St. Joseph, Mo.
He wp.s one of the most prominent
physicians of the state.
- At Winnipeg, Man., the full court
killed . Hugh John MacDonald's pro
hibition law, -finding it unconstitution
al in almost every point.
The pope id credited with the inten
tion of delivering an important politi
cal speech- at a special gathering of
the cardinals in the course of the tnree
days' fctBKion now being held in honor
of his recession.
It is learned that the influential com
mandant, Piet Force, and several hun
dred Boere in the Dewetsdorp dlatriot
are willing to surrender if the com
mandant receives a proposition direct
from General Kitchener.
William R. Singleton, grand secre
tary of the grand lodge of Mauoncs of
the District of Columbia, died in
Washington, aged sixty-three years.
During the; early- years ot his life he
eerved as state surveyor of IH'nois.
Senator Hanabrough, from the sen
ate committee on library, reported fa
vorably an amendment to the sundry
civil bill for the purchase of a rep
lica of the bronze statue of Roc ham
beau recently unveiled at Vendome,
Insane from brooding over the death
of her brother, a soldier, who died
while coming home to be mustered
out. Miss Nonie Prowse, aged twenty,
daughter ' of County Clerk Jehu
Prows', of Hopklnsville. Ky.," commit
ted suicide by swallowing carbolic
The American syndicate prospecting
for oil in Egypt has, it la said Ktruck
it ricb. Thomas Sharkey, a driller int
the employ of the syndicate, writes
home tJhat the first well drllc!d is a
prodigious producer and that other
wells are being driled in t'.ie locality.
The first well struck oil at a depth
of 2.350 feet. It Is near the banks
of the Red sea.
Official statistics estimate the
French-vintage of 1900 at 67,352,661
hectoliters, which is an increase of
19,444,981 hectoliters over 1899. The
'harvest is the biggest since 1H75.
About 1,730,451 hectares were planted,
an increase of 82,717 hectares.- The
yield ' per hectare wai 39 hectoliters,
an increase of 11 hectoliters. The .
value of the harvest is estimated at
' Senator Teler offered au amendment
to tbe St. Louis exposition bill pro
viding for the closing of the exposition
The Williams bill, reducing passen
ger rates on steam railroads from 8
cents to 2 cents per mile, was de
feated in the Missouri bouse.
Robbers entered the general store
of Sanford Bros, et Mlnden, Mo.,
Tbu-rsday night and destroyed a safe
valued at $S00, but secured no booty.
The Delaware Construction company
of Wilmington has passed into the
hands of receivers. The liabilities
are about $75,000; estimated assets,
James McGonegal, one of the liest
known paving contractors of the west,
died at Kansas City, aged 80 years.
William Woed shot and instantly
killed M. P. Fhlllpps, his sister's fatb-er-ln-law,
in a quarrel over family
troubles at Woodburn, Macoupin coun
ty, 111., north of Alton, III.
Mrs. Mary Paschell, postmistress at
Trenton, Ind., celebrated her eighty
fifth birthday a few. days ago.
Santa Teresa, the "Mexican Joan ot .
Arc," who was accused of inciting the
Yaquis to revolt and who later as
tonished the Pacific states with her al
leged healing powers, is in New York,
on ber way to Europe.
It is said the Vnlon Pacific Is to
build a line from Wolcott, on s
main line, to Grand Encampment anal
Battle Lake, Wyo.
A dispatch from Count von Watdev-
see says over 100 Chines we refilled
when they attacked the Germans as
Tne engagement Is announced 4
Miss Gertrude Pullman, of Louisville,
Ky.. to Llent. Taylor Evans, son of .
Captain and. Mrs. Robisy D. Evans.
Senator Bard of California, uflerei
an amendment tq tka sundry eft II '
propria tion bill einvatia Mm fl cf ,
tbe industrial commission utll Crfk
lnfluanaa Is raginf at Orfcr'V
Hanrik Ibsen, tk Narwtn r V
aao ernianunv, on , ,
At Galveston, before tTt t.,. V
. . m a at - .
athletic dab Jos Cioyacj rw J
Johnson oat tt the tkirJ rsrr ; w
men were srrestsd k7 C '
theka of tbe eMtort. .
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