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His Body Interred in the Family Lot in
Crown Hill Cemetery.
SERVICES MARKED BY SIMPLICITY
At Both Charcb and tin Ceresaonles
Are Caes.entatlous Grave Bcautitltd
bj Maajr flowers Large Number In
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 18
In the center of a hollow square com
posed of fully 15,000 of his fellow cit
izens, the remains of Benjamin Harri
son were yesterday afternoon interred
In the family lot In Crown Hlllceme
tery. Close by the grave were the
members of his family. President Mc
Kinley and other visitors of distinc
tion and the more Intimate friends
of General Harrison. Back a dis
tance 'of fifty yards oehlnd ropes,
guarded zealously by a large force of
police, stood with uncoveied heads a
Of passionate grief there was little
beyond the members of his family,
but the tribute of respect was univer
sal. It came from all alike; from
those of his political faith and from
those who differed with him concern
ing what is best for the nation's good;
rom men wno nave Dcen. nis meione
friends and from those who knew
him merely by sight and to whom he
never spoke. It came from women
and children, Irom wtilte and black,
from all conditions and kinds of peo
ple. The weather, like that cf yesterday,
was unsurpassable, with the warm
breath of spring In every breezj, and
yet in the air a touch of winter.
The services at the church and
grave were simple In extreme, all in
most excellent taste, and like the pro
ceedings yesterday there was an utter
absence of friction In everything that
was done. All was well ordered and
At the Harrison home before the re-
mains were tanken to the First Presby
terian church, where the full funeral
service was he'.d, there were brief ex
ercises for the members of the family
and more intimate friends of General
Jllrrrigon. Possibly 150 persons were
present. Mrs. Harrison did not ap
pear, but remained In her loom until
It was time to leave for the church.
President McKInley, accompanied
by Governor Durbin, called at the
house about 1 o'clock. At nbsut the
same time came the membe's cf Pres
ident Harrison's cabinet, and others
continually arrived until the short ser
vices were over. The people sat In the
parlors, filled the halls and a number
sat on the stairs while Dr. Haynes
read a short passage from the scrip
tures and made a few remarks touch
ing the life of General Harrison, as did
Dr. Niccol of St. Louis, and after a
brief prayer by Dr. Haynes the serv
ices were over.
The florist's wagon backed up to the
front of the house and a few of the
larger pieces were loa-led Into the ve
hicle preparatory to being taken to the
church. Word was then sent to
Mrs. Harrison that the time had come
for the body to be removed to the
church and she at once crme down
from her room Into the parlor. There
was a few minutes of bustle, whis
pered directions by the undertaker
and hi assistants and a marshaling
of the honorary pallbearers into n
column of twos.
Services took place at the church.
Mr. Haines advanced to the front of
the pulpit platform and, resting his
left hand upon tho large church bi
ble, opened the service by saying:
"I am the resurrection and the life.
He that believeth on Me, though he
were dead, yet shall he live, and ho
that liveth and believeth on Me shall
After the prayer the choir rendered
the hymn "Rock of Ages," This wis
General Harrison's favorite hymn and
It is said It is the only one he ever
attempted to sing.
After the services at the grave wera
over and tho people had left, carts of
earth were unloaded at the gravpslde
and the tomb filled and flowers placed
over all. As the people slowly left
the cemetery the distant boom of can
non, firing the national salute, came
to their ears, and by the time the last
gun was fired, the night was down and
the grave alone.
Six masked men held up a College
Hill car in Wichita, Kansas, and shot
the conductor who resisted them. The
bullet passed through the conductor's
body and he Is In a precarious con
dition. end Ihe Japs Back Home,
SEATTLE, Wash., March 18
United States Immigration Inspector
Lavln arrested fourteen Japanese who
came from Victoria, II. C, by steamer
and lodged them In Jail. The men
were healthy and bad the funds re
quired by the statute, but were taken
before a board vt Inquiry on the
ground that the were liable to be
come paupers. Tbe board upheld this
rlew and the Japanese will be at once
mhlppsd for British Columbia.
WILL COACH THE NAWAIIANS.
Agrlrultaral Department rianalof to
Establish) Island Esperlment station.
WASHINGTON, March 18. Jared
Smith, who has been in charge of the
offices of seed and plant introduction
in the department of agriculture, has
been directed to start in a few days
for Honolulu to establish an arglcul
tural experiment station there.
As director, his first work will be to
teach the Hawaiian people how to
groV garden truck. Most of the veg
etables now consumed itf the Island
are imported from San Francisco.
Tbey will be taught also the value of
dairy cows among poor families, but
ter and cheese making, the forage
plants most economically produced for
Hawaiian consumption and the value
of poor families raising chickens and
This agricultural missionary work
In the interest of the common people
of the islands will be essayed before
other agricultural problems will be
considered. There are 200 acres, run
ning from the coast to the top of a
mountain, set apart by the Hawaiian
legislature for this purpose. These
matters will be given attention near
the coast, coffee raising will be stud
led on the higher elevations and for
estry work will be done on the moun
Regarding agricultural experiment
work In the Philippines, Secretary
Wilson said today:
"Congress will not appropriate
money for experimenting In the Phil
ippines until the people there have
quieted down. Then the departmut
of agriculture will be ready to conduct
researches; in fact, the green houses
of the department here now have
plants growing for shlpmnt there as
soon as conditions are ripe. Among
these is rubber, seeds of which aro
being brought from all parts of thy
world for sending to the new islands
under the American flag."
INCLE SAM'S AGENT JAILED.
Vetieguelnns I'erpetrcte a Second Ontrage
on Hal at Barcelona.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, March
18. (Via Haytlen Cable.) News has
reached here that the United consular
agent at Barcelona, Venezuela, Mr.
Ignace Balz, has been arrested by Venj
ezuelan officials and imprisoned with
out adeo.uate cause. This is the sec-'
ond time he has been treated In this
fashion within the last five monthii,
and he will resign unless protected by,
the Washington government. It ap
pears that several sums of money
have been forced from him by Vene
zuelan officials under threat of im
prisonment. The protest of Mr. Balz to Wash
ington seems to have resulted in no
response thus far. Three months ago
Mr. Loomis, the United States minis
ter at Caracas, made a demand on the
Venezuelan government for an apol
ogy for the first outrage, but his com
munication was quite ignored.
CORNED BEEF REALLY NEEDED.
Germany' Decree Forbidding- IU Im
portation Work Hardship.
WASHINGTON, March 18. The.
German meat inspection law, absolute
ly prohibiting the importation d
American corned beef, sausages, etc.,
which went Into effect some time ago,
has made no friends, according to a
report received at the state depart
ment from United States Consul Dlod
erlch at Bremen. The law has been
the object of very severe criticism jii
Germany, according to the consul, and
one of the most pointed arguments
against Its avowed purpose of pro
moting public health, because the re
sultant high prices on meat lessen its
consumption, while the health of the
German nation demands an increase.
I'allliesrers at Mr. Harrison's Funeral.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 18.
Following were the active pall bearers
at General Hurrison's funeral: A. L.
Mason, James Whitcomb Itiley, Evans
Woollen, Harry J. Milllgnn, Clifford
Arrick. William C. Bootts, Harry S.
New, Howard Cale, John T. Orlmthu,
Newton B. Tarklnfton. Hilton U,
Brown and Samuel Iteid.
I'eacc Prospects II ope fa I.
PRETORIA, March 18. The pros
pects of pface are still eonsldersd hope
ful. The Boer losses last month were
ICO killed, 400 wounded and 1,000
captured and surrendered. Owing to
the heavy rains General French's
transport difficulties aro still enor
mous. Stains to Andrew Carnegie.
NEW YORK, March 18. The Trlb
une says: On Tuesday Counclllman
Francisco of Brooklyn will introduce
a resolution for the appointment by
the mayor of a committee of nine tc
take Into consideration the advlrabll
ity of erecting a statue to Andrew Car
negle because of his gift of 6,2O0,00C
to New York City for libraries and be
cause of similar gifts to numerous
TO EVACUATE IN APRIL
American Troops Instructed to Withdraw
From China Next Month.
ONLY LEGATION GUARD REMAINS
C ha flea and Entire Command to Oo,
Leafing But ISO Man This Will Prac
tically Knd Uecnpaacy by Aaaerieaa
WASHINGTON, March 16. An or
der was sent to General Chaffee today
for the evacuation of China by Amer
ican troops, leaving only a legation
guard of ISO men. The troops will be
removed front China the last of April.
The dispatch to General Chaffee in
Pekin Is as follows:
"Adjutant General's Office, March 16.
Chaffee, Pekin: In reply to your
telegram secretary of war directs you
complete arrangements to sail for Ma
nila with your command and staff offi
cers by the end of April, leaving as le
gation guard Infantry company com
posed of 150 men having, at least one
year to serve, or those intending to
re-enlist, with full complement of offi
cers, medical officers, sufficient hospi
tal corps men and, if you think best,
field officer especially qualified to com
mand guard. Retain and instruct
officer quartermaster's department to
proceed to erect necessary buildings
for guard according to plan and esti
mates you approve. Colonel Charl"S
F. Humphrey on arrival will make an
inspection of quartermaster's depart
ment, Philippine islands, until July 1,
when he will be assigned to duty as
chief quartermaster at Manila and
Miller ordered to the United States.
All stores and supplies not required
for legation guard to be disposed of
in your best judgment, of courso.
Serviceable supplies needed in Philip
pine Islands will be sent to Manila. Di
vision of the Philippines will furnish
supplies for legation guard. MacAr
thur notified. ' CORBIN."
It was said at the war department
that this clears up the Chinese situa
tion so far as the war department Is
concerned, as the protection of the le
gation can in no sense b taken as an
occupation of Chinese territory, and
the guard cannot be used for any othor
The transports Sumner and Indiana
will be sent to Taku to take the troops
in China to Manila. These troops con
sist of the Ninth infantry, four troop3
of tho Sixth cavalry and the light bat
tery formerly commanded by Captain
Rellley. Two transports will bring
away the 1,100 animals which have
been used by the army in China.
General Chaffee has advised the de
partment that the best place of em
barkation Is Taku, which no doubt
will be clear of Ice on the date fixed
FIXED BAYONETS IN FRONT
Haitians Entrenched In Disputed Ter
LONDON, March 16. A dispatch re
ceived here from Tien Tsin by Ren
ter's Telegram company, dated from
that city today, at 3:20 a. m says:
'The Russians are now entrenching
In the disputed territory. A company
of the Honk Kong regiment, with fixed
bayonets, Is fn front, while two com
panies of the Madras Pioneers, under
the command of Major Johnson, are
held In -reserve.
'Both the Russians and the Britls'.i
are awaiting instructions from their
TIEN TSIN, March 16. The Britisn
and Russians are still disputing over
the limits or railway property in the
Russian concession, and the guards of
the two nations are in close proximity
to each other. The British have been
strongly reinforced and trouble Is im
minent unless the Russians retire.
NEBRASKA 0RATARS LOSE
Minnesota Defeats the University In a
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., March 1G.
Minnesota won the oratorical contest
held in the University chapel this
evening from the I'nlversUy of Ne
braska, gaining first and thlru places.
Guy L. Caldwell was marked first by
the Judges, W. 10. Hannan of Nebraska
second, L. H. Johnson of Minnesota
third and N. M. Graham of Nebraska
fourth. The Judges were Dr. Charles
M. Jordan and Rev. Marion D. Shut
ter of Minneapolis and Dr. Bridgeman,
president of Hamllne ulversity. Dr.
Frank McVey presided. Each orator
was given fifteen minutes for his ad
dress.' Minn Morrow tlets llond.
El.DOP.AHO Kan., March M..te.V
sie Morrison, charged Win killing
Clara Wiley Castle, today furnished
a $5,000 bond, signed by reputable
business men, for the continuance of
her ense. The bond wua accepted and
Miss Morrison will be released to
norrow T:ie trial of ihe caw will Its
held during the June term.
Missouri to Tax leverages.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., March 18.
The senate today passed the house
Mil taxing whisky, brandy, rum, gin,
distilled spirits of all kinds, wines
and vinous liquors sold in the state.
The house bill levied a tax of 20 cents
per gallon, but the senate reduced
the rate to 10 cents per ganon.
SB.OOO OOO From Caraegle.
PITTSBURG, March 16. The dis
patch says: Intimate friends of An
drew Carnegie say It Is the Intention
of the steel master to give at leant
120,000,000 for the erection of build
ings and for the endowment of the
proposed technical school for Pitts
burg. It Is declared by those who have
talked with Mr. Carnegie that he In
tends to mske his school the finest of
IU kind In the world and that It will
lend as much fame to Pittsburg on tho
theoretical side of Iron and steel mak
ing as his famous works have done In
TAKES MEIKELJOMN'S PLACE.
Cot Sanger Given Commission as Assis
tant Secretary of War.
WASHINGTON, March 15. Colonel
William Cary Sanger of New York to
day was appointed assistant secretary
of war and immediately entered upon
the discharge of the duties. His com
mission was made out in tbe War de
partment this morning and was signed
by the president during the forenoon.
Soon afterward Colonel Sanger ap
peared at the War department and
was immediately ushered into the pri
vate office of Secretary Root. There
In the presence of Lieutenant General
Miles and Chief Clerk Schofleld, he
subscribed to the regulation cath of
office. In It he states his residence as
Sangerfieid, N. T.
The new assistant secretary is a
guest at the house of Secretary Root
and the two took luncheon there this
afternoon. According to an arrange
ment made in the morning, Colonel
Sanger at once took formal possession
of the office of assistant sceretary and
was introduced to the bureau chiefs
and all other principal officers of the
department. Later he was presented to
the president by Secretary Root.
The following official statement was
made by the scretary of war this af
ternoon in regard to the appointment
Some time before the expiration of
the last administration and before the
re-appointment of the cabinet. Assist
ant Secretary Melklejohn notified the
president that by reason of his candi
dacy for the senate, the long canvass
attending it and the necessity that
there should be an assistant secretary
who coftld be present in Washington
to perform the duties of the office, he
was unwilling to permit his name to
be considered for reappointment. Mr.
William Cary ganger, has accordingly,
been appointed and will immediately
enter upon the discharge of his duties.
Senators Piatt and Depew of New
York called at the White House today
and were with the president for an
hour. When they left the following
official statement was made as to their
The New York senators Piatt and
Depew, calledupon the president this
morning, and for the first time the
subject of Colonel Sanger's appoint
ment as assistant secretary of war was
referred to. Having gone over the
matter fully with the secretary of war,
they desired to offer no opposition to
Colonel Sanger's appointment.
While the New York senators had
been disposed to oppose Colonel San
ger, they realized that the assistant to
a cabinet officer should be in harmony
with his chief and they decided not to
carry their opposition any further.
STATE CASKET IS SELECTED.
Made ot Ked Cedar and Plain in Its
INDIANAPOLIS, March 15. Late
yesterday afternoon W. H. H. Miller,
Colonel Russell Harison, Secretary
Tibbett and Colonel Ransdell, who is
in constant attendance at the Harri
son, home visited an undertaking es
tablishment, selected a casket and gave
directions concerning the funeral ar
rangements. What is known as a state casket was
decided upon. It Is made of red cedar
and is provided with a copper lining,
which makes the compartment abso
lutely air tight. Over the copper is a
silk lining, on which the body will
rest. The casket is decorated at the
corners with simply hand-carved orna
ments and has a heavy carved molding.
The top is absolutely plain and the
only ornament will be a plain oxidized
plate, on which will be engraved the
words, "Benjamin Harrison, 1833
1301." The covering Is of black broadcloth.
Heavy oxidized handles and ornaments
will be used. The casket complete will
weigh nearly 300 pounds. "A heavy red
cedar outside box will be used with
the casket. It will be deposited in an
airtight vault and the casket will then
bo placed inside. The casket will be
removed to the home tomorrow after
noon and the body will then be pre
pared for burial and placed in it.
FAIR TO OPEN FIRST OF MAY.
President McKInley Expected to Start the
BUFFALO, N. Y., March 15. With
the return of Director General Bu
chanan from Washington the plans
for opening the. Panamerkan exposi
tion are assuming definite shape.
It has been decided to open the ex
position on May 1. At that time Pres
ident McKInley and his cabinet are
expected to be on their way to the
Pacific coast. It is proposed to con
nect tho president's train with the
Temple of Music. Direct telegraphic
communications will alHo be estab
lished with the executive offices of the
presidents of all the republics of the
western hemispheres and the governor
general of Canada. At precisely 2
o'clock, Buffalo time, they will all be
requested to touch electric buttons In
their offices which will start pieces of
machinery at the exposition. At the
same time it Is expected that they will
transmit a message of greeting. Pres
ident McKInley, from his special car,
surounded by his cabinet, will then
start the great fountain pumps and
will transmit over the wires a message
Ex-Senator Carter wa "-'he- White
Hovyj- VrsOdlscuHsed wli ,s.A-retarjr
Corn jMomo plans regarding the
presl- western trip. It is under
Btooifyat the presidential party is to
visit 'Vne Yellowstone National park
and Mr. Carter desired to make ar
rangements for the party when it pass
ed through Montana and while In the
MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT.
aods Condolences to WrSaw of Oenersl
EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASH
INGTON, March 14, 1901. Mrs. eBn
Jamln Harrison, Indianapolis: In the
death of General Harrison tbe country
has lost a distinguished statesman, a
devoted patriot and an exemplary cltl
len. The people of the nation mourn
with you. You have the heartfelt sym
pathy of Mrs. McKInley and myself In
this hour of -overwhelming sorrow In
your home. WILLIAM M KINLBY.
Constant Stream of Telegrams Being
Received at Harrison Home.
ONE MESSAGE IS FROM CLEVELAND
Former Members of Harrison Cabinet
Are Represented Testimony of Inl
vrrsal Sorrow at Ueatb of General
Harrison The Funeral Arrangements
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 15. No
sooner was the uews of the death of
ex-President Harrison flashed to the
world than tbe messages of inquiry
which had bw-n pouring in for several
days changed to messages of sympathy
and condoltccfc. Duriug the first part
of last nlgbt a large number of such
mesages were received from every sec
tion of the country, and at an early
hour this morning there was a steady
line of messenger boys to the Harrison
home in North Delaware street. The
messages came from, intimate friends
and admirers of the general and from
men who had been associated with him
in public life at one time or another.
The greater part ot them were of such
an intimate, personal nature that Mrs.
Harrison felt that their contents
should not be given to the public. One
ot the first messages received was from
ex-President Cleveland, who was twice
the rival of General Harrison for the
piesicJency, once successful and once
defeated. He telegraphed as fallows:
"PRINCETON, N. J., March 13, 1901.
Mrs Benjamin Harrison, Indianapo
lis: Accept my heartfelt sympathy in
an alflictlon which millions share with
3 on. GROVER CLEVELAND."
Chief Justice Fuller, Justice Harlan,
and Justice McKomia of the supreme
court sent messages . expressing their
grief and sympathy last night.
All the members of General Harri
son's cabinet when he was president
sent telegrams. Messages were re
ceived from Cliailes Foster, who was
Secretary of the treasury; John W.
roster, ex-secretary of state, the lat
ter telegraphing from California, where
he Is enroute to Washington from Mex
ico; ex-Secretary t;f War and Senator
S. B. Elklna, ex-Secretary of the Inter
ior John W. Noble and ex-Postmaster
General John Wanamaker. The latter
telegraphed that he would be here to
attend the funeral of General Harrison
and it is expected that a number of
other ex-cabinet officers will be pres
ent. Among other men of .prominence
from whom messages were received
last night were ex-Senator Thomas W.
Palmer of Michigan, Senor Aspiroz,
the Mexican miniKter at Washington;
Murat Halstead and William McAdoo.
The latter as asswtant secretary of
the navy under President Cleveland.
This morning the first message re
ceived was that of President McKinley.
This was followed in a few minutes by
a telegram from Whitelaw Reid, who
was the nominee for vice president on
the ticket in 1892 with General Harri
son. Mr. Reid telegraphed Mrs. Har
rison from Millbrae, 3aJ., as follows:
"We are profoundly shocked by this
sudden and terrible bereavement for
you and the calamity for the country.
Mrs. Reed Joins me in the expression
of sincere and deep sympathy."
The first cablegram to be received
by Mrs. Harriwou came at 8:30 this
morning. It was from First Assistant
Secretary Jackson of the American
embassy at Berlin. Mr. Jackson re
ceived his appointment to this position
from President Harrison during his
late incumbency of the White House.
He is now Anieriian charge d'affaires.
The message was an expression of
grief and Mr. Jackson felt the loss of
a personal friend.
The second 'cablegram came a few
minutes later from Addison C. Harris
of Indianapolis, United States minister
SENTENCED FOR DESERTION.
Private George Cupples to Spend Seven
If ears In Prison.
WASHINGTON, March 14. Private
George Cupples, Company D, Nine
teenth infantry, win tried by court
martial at C'bn, Philippine islands,
and found guilty of desrtlon from the
Sixty-seventh artillery. He was sen
tenced to be tfhot. As his case in
volve the dith penalty, it was sub
mitted to the president for his action.
He has Issued an order commuting the
sentence to dishonor:) bio discharge
from the service of th" United States,
with forfeiture f all pay and allow
ancpsdue, or to become, due, and con
finement at hard labor for the period
of seven years.
More Smallpox Cases.
DES MOINES, la., March 16. The
State Board of Health lias received in
formation of smalljMix canes at Jewell,
Nashua, Webster City, Ladora, Dun
comlje, Kimlialltown, Mystic, Auburn,
Marlon, Jacks awnnhlp, Henton coun
ty; Center township, Mills county, and
Jefferson township, Powtshlek county.
The report from Nanliua is that there
are ten or twelve canes In the town.
' Mrs. Richardson Indicted.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., March 15. The
Indictment of Mrs., Addle Richnrdson
for the murder of her husband, Frank
L. Richardson, tbe millionaire mer
chant of Savannah, wa entirely unex
pelted. Mrf. l;.i;:!:n.rrtKin some time
after the indictment was returned
said: "I have no f"nrs as to the out
come of the 1 rifil. I know pifcolutely
nothing of the dime more than I have
told to the pionei'iitliig attorney. Fur
thermore, 1 Ulicvc hq knows that I
Rich Find In Copper Mine,
CHEYENNE, Wyo., March 15. W.
F. Baker, one. of the owners of the
Iconoclast copper mine, In the Halleck
canyon dlstriit Mit of iaramle, re
ceived word from the mine to(!ay that
a rich discovery was tuade a few days
ago. A v-in of hlffh grade ore was
uncovered at a doirth of 125 feet In a
fifty-three-foot drift. The ore runs
upward of 30 m cent copper and tho
indications i-re that the body Is a
large one. The owners were about
to close a deal for the safe of tt
mine to a Bovton company,
There fs an order from the United
States government for 1,000 cavalry
horses for the regular army service.
The Standard G!as company plant,
south of Grtensburg, Pa., was totally
destroyed by fire. The plant recently
was leased frcm the National Glass
company and was to be started up
Robert C. Ogden, philanthropist, will
start from New York City on or about
April 15 with forty Invited guests oa
a visit to the educational institutions
of the south. The party will be com
posed of persons interested in educa
tion. The postofflce department has re
jected all bids for furnishing street
letter boxes for the postal service and
new advertisements will be issued
calling for steel boxes only. The sam
ple boxes submitted were not satis4
Tiie bodies of all the miners who
perished in the fire at tbe Diamond
ville, Wyoming, mine have been re
covered, the twenty-eighth and last be
ing taken cut. The fire is out and
mining operations will be resumed In
a few days.
Four suits aggregating in all $180,
(00 were entered at Pittsburg in the
United States court against the Erie
railroad to recover for the loss of oil
wells located along the defendant
company's roads in McKean county,
The tonnage carried through the
1st nt the outlet of Lake
Superior last season Involved freight
charges of $25,000,000, though the
JJJ1 it. t7 JJCI LUll iui o.l u
was tho almost infinitesimal figure of
Experiments just completed have
flomnnctrntcd if practicability Of
lighting up Niagara Falls by electric
ity to be generated ny tne iaus. new
and powerful aparatus operating
searchlights will hereafter enable vis
itors to Bee the falls at night.
As a further illustration of the
milnVr nttiturtf? recently assumed by
the imperial government to ward Alsace-Lorraine,
the Berliner Tageblatt
mentions a r&port that Emperor Wil
liam la nta.nnluir to eive it a repre
sentative in the bundesrath.
After figuring with every large food
manufacturer in the country, Lieut.
Fvelvn B. Baldwin closed a contract
with the Chicago Packing company
for the entire supply or rood ior me
Ralrlwln-Zeieler polar expedition,
which will sail in the spring.
Fifteen Angora goats, offered by
Kansas and Missouri breeders, were
,iri uriov at the Kansas City stock
DUiu - -
yards sale pavilion. The registered!
animals were suid smg.y at f
ranging from $6 to $12.50. The grade
animals were sold in car lots.
The official statement of gross postal
receipts for February, 1901, compared
with February, 1900, at the fifty larg
est postoffices show for New York am
Increase ot 12.2 per cent and Chicago
20 per cent increase. The biggest in
crease, 38.7 per cent, Is at Dayton, O.,
end the only decrease at the fifty larg
est offices is 4.7 per cent, at Syracuse,
At Knnrlino- RriWII. O.. OdV McCSt"
thy, wno almost thrashed to death J
D. Insley, a school teacher of North;
Baltimore, and escaped to a house;
r,ao- iiat niprp where he defied ar
rest, was finally taken into custody by
Deputy Sheriff Farmer an t a posw.
McCarthy held the officers off all day,,
but, seeing that his capture was Inev
itable, finally gave himself up and was
placed in jail at Bowling ureen.
Secretary Wilson lias authorized
n c n,s nhiat nf thp weather bu-
rea to create three new forecasting
division under tne general auiuowLjr
of the last aprpopriation act. Those
,n,rltlr,n fcovn hepn selected H8 follows:
New England, headquarters at Bos
ton; Western Gull states, neatmum
ters at Galveston, and Central Rocky
Mountain Plateau, headquarters at
Denver. This will make a total of
seven foretasting divisions in the
The loss in the burning of the Iowa
university buildings is $250,000.
During the absence of the parents
the resideuce of Guy Williams, seven
miles north ot Washington, Pa., was
destroyed by fire, and their three chil
dren, aged 1, 3 and 5 years, were
burned to death.
Prince Albert Zolmel Braunsfels has
committed suicide at Wiesbaden, hav
ing learned that the disease from
which he was suffering was incurable.
The senate bill taxing Insurance
companies pa.s'-rt the New York assem
bly. As the bill was suggested by
Governor Odcll It is wire of executive
The Archer Gtarch company's fac
tory, just north of Kankake?, 111.,
burned. Involving a loss of $325,000.
Gayloid, Basing Co., one of the
oldest brokerage firms in St. Louis,
Mo., have filart a deed of assignment.
Liabilities are admitted to exceed tho
assets by $50,000.
Daniel Jon'?s, farmer, was frozen to
death near Preston, Kan. He was a
vetergn of the civil war.
Pro Henry Thatcher Fowier, of
Knox college, Illinois, has been elected
t the chair of Biblical literature and
history In Brown university, Provi
dence H. I., to succeed Prof. Charles
It Is reported that Russia Is keek
ing the support of the powers In a
scheme to prevent a s-idden outbreak
in the Balkans.
Captain John Palmer is the latest
candidate for commissioner of pensions
to succeed H. vhiy Evans of Tennessee,
when his resignation is handed In.
Lady Ciirzon, wife of Iord Curzon of
Kedleston, viceroy of India, .will sail
for England March S3.
Abraham 8'lmmer, the Waverly
banker, has promised the Bisters of
Mercy of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to dou
ble oil tho money they can raise for
new hospital up to $50,000, and th
city council has donated 'a sits.
A dispatch to the London Dally
Mally from Ixnranto Marques says
that a Mr. Matttnesen, who resigned
a post In the United Btatei army to
join tho Boers, was shipped for Lls
bon Sunday after he mads an tnsfltot
nal attempt to obtain consular pro
tection, v ,
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