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fQR THE BUST MIIN
MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS OF
THE PAST WEEK TOLD IN
ROUND ABOUT THE WORLD
Complete Review of Happenings of
Greatest Interest from All Parts of
the Globe—Latest Home and For
STRIKE OF TELEGRAPHERS.
President S. J. Small's order for a
general strike of commercial teleg
raphers did not seem to meet with the
response the union officials had ex
pected. In Chicago the additions to
the strikers^ forces were few, and in
New York the order had little appar
ent effect on the situation. The
strikers said nearly all union men
were out already. President Small
said a fund of $-,00U,00O would he
raised within two months. After he
and Samuel Gompers had conferred
the talk of arbitration was revived.
President S. J. Small, of the Com
mercial Telegraphers' union, arrived
in Chicago, conferred with Samuel
Gompers and other leaders and then
issued a general strike order calling
out all commercial operators not
working under union contracts. It
was decided that the railway teleg
raphers should not strike.
Commercial Telegraphers' union sent
a warning to all boards of trade and
commercial bodies to adjust their af
fairs in preparation for a general walk
out. President Roosevelt would not
interfere in the strike, referring num
erous appeals to Labor Commissioner
Neill. The operators employed by Ar
mour & Co. at Chicago and in the
Union Stock yards at East St. Louis
quit their keys.
Criminal and civil proceedings
against all persons concerned in the
fraudulent transactions in connection
with the construction and furnishing
of Pennsylvania’s $13,000,000 capitol
were recommended in the final report
of the capitol investigation commis
sion.'made to Gov. Stuart, who prom
ised that action should be prompt
That the practices of the Marathon
County Railroad company, owned by
Lieut. Gov. W. D. Connor, are "un
lawful, inequitable and socially and
economically parasitic” was the con
clusion of a decision handed down by
the Wisconsin railroad commission.
I. Warren Hastings, since 1864 a
trusted official at the United States
subtreasury in Boston, was arrested
on tho charge of embezsliug $3,000
from the government.
Several thousand gallons of gasoline
in the Standard Oil company’s tank
at ^rodhead, Wis., exploded, destroy
ing the tank and causing a panic in
A suit to annul the franchises of
1900 which were granted to the Mil
waukee Electric Railv\v.y & Light com
pany was begun in the circuit court
at Milwaukee by Attorney General F.
L. Gilbert on behalf of the state of
A fake check for the exact amount
of the fine recently imposed upon the
Standard Oil company by Judge
Landis at Chicago was received at the
treasury department in Washington
from an unknown sender. It was
mailed at Toledo, O.
Miss Elizabeth Gallighan, of St.
Louis, leaned too near a fast revolving
fly wheel in the shoe factory in which
she is employed and htv entire scalp
was torn from her head. The scalp
was removed from the fly wheel intact
and surgeons performed a rare opera
tion by sewing it back in place.
Attorney General Bonaparte, reply
ing to criticisms of Wall street, as
serted that his department would con
tinue to prosecute wealthy men and
corporations that violate the laws, and
that honest business men should be
glad of it
The Burlington Railroad company
was found guilty of violating the eight
hour telegraphic law and was fined
$200 by Judge thrall at Cbillioothe, Mo.
During an excursion of the Vermont
Association of Boston, to South Hero
island, Lake Champlain, George Cou
ture, of Burlington, was drowned and
Mrs. Fletcher D. Proctor, wife of the
governor of Vermont, narrowly es
Assessor Henry Alexander of Abse
con, N. J., has raised the taxes of
wealthy bachelors In his district $100
because of the fact that they are
A large portion of the business sec
tion of Princess Anne, the county
seat of Somerset county, Maryland,
was destroyed by fire.
The Hudson river steamer Adiron
dack caught fire and was grounded
at Roseton, where her 500 passengers
were safely taken off by other vessels.
Fred Nye, a brother of the late
“Bill” Nye and an assistant editor of
the New York Sunday World, died of
Injuries received by being struck by
a trolley car.
An agreement was reached for the
ending of the strike of Southern Pa
cific railway boilermakers.
Averill Harriman, son of E. H. Har
riman, the railroad magnate, was
prostrated by heat in Omaha.
Louis C. Bath, an insane patient
who escaped from the asylum at Mid
dletown, N. Y., has been captured
through clews from souvenir postal
cards he mailed.
CLEVER TRICK OF THIEVES.
Use Offensive Odor of Onions to Aid
“Incredible as It may seem.” said
Lecoq, the detective, “there are a num
ber of shoplifters who steal by the
agency of the onion. These aband
oned men, before setting out upon
their contemplated crimes, eat of raw
onions abundantly. Then they stroll
into the silversmith’s or the haber
dasher’s or the jeweler’s that they pro
to rob. ‘Shew me those Urge
Receivers were appointed for the as
signed estate of Alexander Crow, Jr.,
a mill owner of Philadelphia. The lia
bilities are placed at $597,533, but it
is believed the assets will nearly
cover this amount.
The Republic Iron and Steel com
pany and the Western Bar Iron asso
ciation at Pittsburg have agreed to
the scale approved by the board of
Lipman’s dry goods store at Beloit,
Wis., was robbed of $2,000 worth of
silks and furs.
J. Ogden Armour has bought two
English gray shires and will exhibit
them in Chicago.
Diamonds and other precious
stones, valued at $35,000, were stolen
from "the mansion of Count Secken
dorf, at Ramseys, N. J.
Three big thread factories at New
York, the greatest of their kind in the
world, locked up their doors for ten
days, because their employes demand
ed a vacation on threat of strike.
Robert Fitzsimmons, the pugilist,
has been asked to accept the position
of physical director in the school of
instruction for policemen just organ
ized by Mayor Charles J. Fisk of
Plainfield, N. J.
Will Clifford, colored, who had con
fessed to assaulting and killing two
white women, was lynched at Maple,
Five persons were killed and many
injured by the collapsing of a tene
ment building during a windstorm in
Fires have destroyed about 1,500
acres of woodland on Cape Cod,_ the
damage amounting to many thousands
King Edward arrived at Ischl, Aus
tria, on his visit to Emperor Francis
Joseph. The exchanges between the
two monarchs were cordial and cer
tain political matters were discussed
and cleared up satisfactorily.
George Wasser, 57 years of age,
murdered his wife and was in turn
slain by his daughter at the home of
the women in New York. Wasser fired
upon his wife and then exchanged
shots with the daughter. The latter
was not wounded.
Vice Admiral Philibert reported Iso
lated attacks on Casablanca which the
troops easily repulsed, being assisted
jby the shell fire of the French cruiser
A work tram on tne i^ong isiana
railroad backed into a crowded street
car at a crossing in Brooklyn, hurling
the trolley from its tracks and causing
the death of three passengers and the
injury of 16 others.
Seventeen summer hotels, 16 sum
mer cottages and a score of buildings
occupied by stores were burned in a
fire which swept the eastern section
of Old Orchard, Me., causing a loss es
timated at half a million dollars. An
urVnown man -was killed and two
others were injured severely by a sofla
water tank which exploded in a burn
ing drug store.
The fast Burlington train from Den
ver to Chicago was wrecked a mile
east of Russell, la., injuring 11 per
sons, two of whom may die.
Burlington passenger train No. 20,
south-bound, was wrecked near Wes
ton, Mo., resulting in the death of one
man and serious injury to four other
The Belfast strike was settled, the
men receiving more pay but giving up
the “closed shop.”
Miss Kate C. Knight, of Pittsburg,
Pa., prominent as a club woman and
philanthropist and president of 20
women's clubs about the country, died
at a sanatorium at Danville, Pa., of
Eight persons were Kinea, n were
severely and 61 slightly injured as a
result of an explosion in a dynamite
factory in Doemitz, Germany.
With an attendance surpassing all
other notable day celebrations and
estimated at‘40,000 North Carolina
day was observed at the Jamestown
Justice Warren G. Foster of New
York settled the bigamy case of Her
mann Keuhn by decreeing that he
should live with one of his wives and
support them both.
H. A. Crow of Connellsville, Pa.,
former captain of the Tenth Pennsyl
vania Volunteer infantry, was elected
commander-in-chief of the Society
Army of the Philippines at Kansas
City, Mo. The meeting next year
will be at Galesburg, 111.
The American government wUl es
tablish a great training school for the
coast artillery at Fort Monroe.
The strike of the Brotherhood, of
Railway Trainmen members employed
by the Colorado & Southern railroad
was' settled by the granting of one
cent an honr increase to yardmen and
switchmen. It was agreed to arbitrate
the demand for another cent.
An heir to William Waldorf Astor's
millions was born at Cliveden. He is
the son of Waldorf Astor, Jr., and will
be called Waldorf III.
The lives of 60 strike breakers in
the Erie machine shops at Susquehan
na, Pa., were imperiled when the mam
moth storehouse of the company was
destroyed by fire.
Capt. C. E. Fox is to command the
cruiser South Dakota as soon as that
vessel is put into commission as one
of the new cruiser squadron intended
for the Pacific coast.
Ten men were injured, four serious
ly, when gas, which escaped from a
pressure main connecting with a large
tank, exploded in a one-story brick
building used by the People’s Gas
Light & Coke company in South Chi
Gov. Folk, of Missouri, signed an or
der commuting to life imprisonment
the sentence of “Lord” Frederick Bar
rington, who was condemned to death
for the murder of James McCann.
Dynamiters destroyed the dam at
the outlet of Winona lake, Indiana,
causing the lake surface level to drop
solitaires surrounded with pigeon-blood
rubies, please,' says the jeweler thief.
The clerk brings forth the tray of
gems and, bending over it, the thief
sighs with admiration. Ills face close
to the clerks’, he sighs again. And the
clerk’s nostrils quiver and he turns
away his head. The inspection of dia
monds continues for some minutes.
Throughout it the thief keeps breath
ing hard, the clerk keeps turning his
head away And hence it is no wonder
at the day’s end that a couple of cost
ly rings are missing."
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David E. Evans, president of the
Maryland Telephone company at Bal
timore, Md., died of peritonitis.
City Food Inspector W. P. Cutler of
Kansas City, Mo., has notified the
national government that* his test of
California and Arkansas dried fruit,
cured with sulphine, shows that the
fruit when cooked is entirely whole
Mrs. Helen Odell of Chicago and
four other women were injured in a
street car accident at Oshkosh, Wis.
Distrust of the government’s atti
tude toward the corporations, a threat
ened monetary stringency in all the
leading markets of the world and the
financial embarrassment of the Pope
Manufacturing company combined to
demoralize the stock market in New
York. Prices melted in sensational
fashion and the average level of de
clincs was-below that reached In the
memorable Northern Pacific panic ol
May, 1901. Stocks were sold lower
than ever before in their history.
The Maryland Republican conven
tion made the following nominations:
For governor, George R. Gaither; foi
attorney general, Hammond Urner;
for comptroller, James P. Baker; for
clerk of court of appeals, Thomas Par
Nathan Jaffa, of Roswell, N. M.,1
was appointed secretary of New Mexi
co to succeed Secretary Reynolds, re
The primary election in San Fran
cisco resulted In a sweeping victory
for the Republican league or Ryan
ticket, which stood for earnest support
of the bribery graft prosecution and
the present mayor and board of su
Lord Ashtown, one of the Irish land
lords whose activity in the cattle
grazing war has aroused bitter ani
mosity, narrowly escaped death from
the explosion of a bomb which partly
destroyed the hunting lodge where he j
Receivers for the Pope Manufactur
ing company and its subsidiary com
pany, the Pope Motor Car company,
which are engaged in the manufacture
of automobiles and bicycles, with j
main offices and plant at Hartford,
Conn., were appointed in New York,
New Jersey, Connecticut and Massa
chusetts. The failure was ascribed to
the stringency of the money market, i
J. W. Meyer, of Chicago, was elected :
worthy grand president of the Sons of |
St. George, Illinois district, at Rock-1
French officials denied that France
intended to embark on a conquest of
Morocco. Thousands of Moors re
newed the attacks on the French camp
at Casablanca and were repulsed with
Judge Landis adjourned the grand j
jury investigation of the Alton road
until September 3 to give the govern
ment's legal department a 'chance to
convince him that the promise of im f
munity should be fulfilled.
It has been learned that Caid Sir
Harry MacLean, Englishman in the
service of the Sultan of Morocco, who
has been a prisoner of the bandit
Raisuli since early in July, has not
been set at liberty, as previously re
Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy, head of
the Christian Scientist church, under-1
went a mental examination by the
masters who had been appointed to
determine her competency in business
matters. The examination was made
at Mrs. Eddy's home. Pleasantview, in
Concord, N. H.
Secretary of the Treasury Cortelyou
has decided to distribute government
funds to aid the movement of this
year's crops. The plan pursued last I
year, with some modifications, is to be |
The Hotel Brooklyn, at Central
Moriches, L. I., was destroyed by Are.
There were 300 guests In the hotel.
No one was injured.
Attorney General Bonaparte is re
ported to have decided that the Inter !
national Harvester company belongs j
to the class of “bad trusts” and that it j
is the duty of the government to prose
The former Chilean warship, Magal
lanes, which fired the first shot in the
Peruvian-Chilean war, later converted
into a lumber ship, foundered at sea.
The crew was saved.
Roger Wetmore, son of Senator Wet
more of Rhode Island, was arrested
in Washington, D. C., charged with
having run down and seriously in
jured Mrs. Mary Chase with 4lis auto- ,
So great is the demand for the gov
ernment's book on “Special Diseases
of the Horse" that over 1,000,000 cop- j
ies have been printed and a new edi
tion of 250,000 copies is being pre
Officers in the artillery service at
New York say that Maxim, Colt, Milli
meter and Gatling guns will soon be
turned over to infantry and cavalry
Edward M. Morgan was appointed
postmaster of New York city to suc
ceed W. R. Willcox, whO resigned to
become a member of the New York
city public utilities commission.
The Wisconsin Central Railway
company has taken an appeal from
the decision of Judge Page Morris in
the United States court, fining that
railway $17,000 for granting rebates
to Minneapolis grain firms.
The plant of the International Flax
Twine company at Hazel Park, a su
burb of St. Paul, was partly destroyed
by fire. The loss is about $50,000.
District Attorney Jerome and New
York police declare the ringleaders of
the Hunchakist secret society have
been arrested and have confessed
crimes, including the murder of
Father Kasper Vastasian and the rug
Mobs in Belfast made vicious at
tacks on troops that were sent to dis
perse them and the soldiers fired into
the crowds, killing a man and woman
and wounding many others.
An Ambassador’s Butter.
The practice of tipping is not entire
ly bad; the recipients at least derive
some benefit. A former butler of Mr.
Choate, American ambassador to Eng
land before Mr. Reid, has built a large
hotel on the coast on the tips he re
ceived from visitors to the American
embassy, whose servants make more
money than those attached to other
embassies,-chiefly because of the num
ber of wealthy Americans who visit
the ambassador and scatter tips with
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HOUSE WRECKED; FIVE DIE
A CHICAGO TENEMENT COL
LAPSES DURING STORM.
Victims Are Crushed to Death While
Asleep—Structure Was About to
Chicago. — Five persons instant
ly killed, nearly a score of others
seriously injured, three fatally; build
ings wrecked, roofs hurled through
the air, vast sections of the city in
undated by torrents of water, was a
portion of the toll exacted by a
storm that swept through the city
The storm broke shortly after one
o’clock. The heavy wind increased in
velocity until at 1:30 o’clock if as
sumed an extreme velocity of 45
miles an hour, carrying death and dis
aster in its wake.
The collapse of a tenement build
ing at 55 Fry street, crushing out the
lives of the five sleeping victims and
dealing injury to lfi others, was the
worst incident of the havoc wrought
by the winds.
Twenty-five persons were sleeping
in the house when the dilapidated
structure rocked by heavy wind, its
foundations weakened by the razing
of adjacent houses for a new city
park, crashed to the ground.
The dead are:
Annie Marwaranski. 22 years old.
sister of Mrs. Nosal; Mrs. Annie Nosal,
35 years old, owner of the rooming
house; Kate Nosal. six years old,
daughter; John Nosal, 20 years old,
son: Albert Stehm, 33 years old,
Mrs. Annie Nosal, one of the vic
tims, was the owner of the ruined
house, whioh had been raised on
jacks preparatory to moving it away
in order to establish a small park.
Every- member of the household had
retired when the crash came without
warning at 1:30 a. m.
STOCK VALUES MELT.
Slump in Wall Street Sends Prices
to New Levels.
New York.—Distrust of the govern
ment’s attitude toward the corpora
tions, a threatened monetary strin
gency in all the leading markets of
the world and the financial embarrass
ment of the Pope Manufacturing com
pany combined to demoralize the stock
Prices melted in sensational fashion
and the average level of declines was
below that reached in the memorable
Northern Pacific panic of May, 1901.
Stocks were sold lower than ever be
fore in their history. Of the several
causes named, the failure of the New
England corporation probably excited
the greatest amount of apprehension.
During the early session of the mar
ket there was no hint of coming storm.
In fact, it was not until the failure of
the Pope company Became generally
known that the list became unsettled.
Then the speculators for a decline, en
couraged by their successful attacks
on prices during the past fortnight,
renewed their attacks, concentrating
their forces on the Harriman and Hill
issues, Reading, St. Paul, the coppers,
American Smelting and the steel
stocks. Under vigorous hammering, a
great many oyder to sell to stop
losses were uncovered, and, as is usual
in times of great excitement, numer
ous accounts were thrown over and
sold for what they would bring.
Burglars Rob Bank.
Crookston, Minn.—Bank robbers
blew open the safe in the Farmers
State bank at New Felden, a small
town near here, Wednesday night and
secured $2,200. The robbers escaped.
Found Not Guilty of Peonage.
Raleigh, N. C.—The jury in the
United States court at Beaufort try
ing E. A. Kline, the railroad construc
tion contractor, Friday rendered a
verdict of not guilty of peonage.
Kline was held in $1,000 ball on an
other indictment for peonage.
Goshen Wins Choral Contest.
Warsaw, Ind.—Goshen, Ind., Friday
won a majority of the numbers In the
National Junior Choral contest at
Winona Lake. Warsaw and Winona
also figured in the winning.
Frisco Reformers Successful.
San Francisco.—The primary elec
tion in this city resulted in a sweep
ing victory for the Republican league
w Ryan ticket, which stood for earnest
support of the bribery graft prosecu
tion and the present mayor and board
Made Secretary of New Mexico.
Washington.—Nathan Jaffa, of Ros
well, N. M., was appointed secretary
ol New Mexico Wednesday to succeed
Secretary Reynolds, who resigned re
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TWO DIE IN MAINE FIRE.
Blaze Sweeps Old Orchard Resort,
Wiping Out Seventeen Hotels.
Old Orchard, Me. — Two lives
were lost and five persons were
Injured, three seriously, as a result of
a fire which swept through this sea
shore resort Thursday night, causing
a loss estimated at $800,000.
Seventeen summer hotels, 60 cot
tages and a score of buildings occu
pied by stores were destroyed. The
explosion which caused so many in
juries occurred in Horgan's drug store
on Old Orchard avenue. It is believed
that the fire started from an over
turned lamp in the annex of the Hotel
Olympia. The total insurance on the
burned property, it is understood, will
nst exceed $150,000.
As a result of the fire, the season at
Old Orchard is brought to an abrupt
close, as only one large hotel, the Old
Orchard, remains. All trains, includ
ing several extras, were packed Fri
day with persons leaving the shore.
The burned area extends east along
the railroad, between the tracks and
the ocean, for nearly half a mile. The
people who were driven from the ho
tels were compelled to spend the night
on the beach. A stiff breeze blew in
from the sea and brushwood fires were
kept going all night, around which the
refugees sat in shivering groups wait
ing for the dawn and the warmth of
TRUSTED OFFICIAL ARRESTED.,
J. W. Hastings, of Boston Subtreasury,
Charged with Embezzlement.
Boston.—J. Warren Hastings, since
1864 a trusted official at the United
States subtreasury in this city, was
arrested Friday on the charge of em
bezzling $3,000 from the government
June 7. The money was taken from a
package containing $105,000 in bills
prepared for shipment to Washington
to be retired from circulation, and the
shortage was made good by another
clerk who technically was responsible,
but who at no time was under sus
Hastings’ record for 43 years' serv
ice was practically faultless. The one
who made good the shortage because
of his technical responsibility was J.
H. Vassar, the specie clerk, who count
ed the money previous to shipment.
BLOODY TRAGEDY IN NEW YORK.
Man Murders His Wife and Is Killed
New York.—George Wasser, 57
years of age, murdered his wife and
was in tarn slain by his daughter at
the home of the women in Harlem
Thursday. Wasser fired upon his wife
and then exchanged shots with the
daughter. The latter was not wounded.
Mrs. Wasser soon succumbed to her
injuries and her husband died a little
later. The daughter was arrested.
She asserted that the father had per
sistently practiced cruelties upon his
Maryland Republican Ticket.
Baltimore, Md-—The Republican
state convention Wednesday made the
following nominations: For governor,
George R. Gaither, of this city; for
attorney general, Hammond Urner, of
Frederick; for comptroller, James P.
Baker, of Kent county: for clerk of
the court of appeals, Thomas Parran,
of Calvert county.
“Lord” Barrington Not to Die.
Kansas City, Mo.—Gov. Folk Tues
day signed an order commuting to
life imprisonment the sentence of
“Lord” Frederick Barrington, who was
condemned to death for the murder
of James McCann.
Michigan Woman Kills Her Husband.
Grand Rapids, Mich.—James A. Con
ley was shot and killed at 88 Com
merce street Thursday afternoon by
Madeline Conley, his wife. It is said
another man was the cause of the
trouble. The woman was arrested.
Digs Out of Jail.
Seattle, Wash.—George Everett,
alias Burton, alias Munson, almost
dug his way to freedom from the jail
Wednesday night. He is wanted for
burglary in Rockland. 111., and also in
Man 83 Weds Woman 80.
Lancaster, Pa.—Amos S. Miller,
aged 83 years, and Susan B. McClay,
aged 80, were married here and set up
housekeeping. They walked to and
from the home of the justice who
married them, four miles. Each liras
married three times before.
Japs to Settle in Brazil.
Rio Janiero.—Three Japanese set
tlements will be established in the
state of Rio Janeiro. The government
of the state has given its sanction to
ATTORNEY GENERAL ASSERTS
HE INTENDS TO ENFORCE LAW.
CAREFUL AT THE START
Department of Justice Bound to Pun
ish Wealthy Men and Big Cor
porations That Are
Baltimore, Md. — Attorney Gen
eral Bonaparte, in an interview
given the Washington correspondent
of the News, answers the criticisms of
Wall street by a flat statement that he
intends to continue the prosecution
of wealthy men and corporations that
break the laws.
Ihe interview is really a statement
carefully prepared by Mr. Bonaparte
himself. In part he says:
“I cannot understand how any
sensible person could be affected in
dealing with matters of business by
any remarks which have been at
tributed to me. I should say that
business men ought to wish to have
the laws strictly and impartially en
forced. If this is done, everybody
knows what he can do and what he
can’t, and everybody has a fair field
and no favorites. The department of
justice proposes to do precisely this
and nothing more. It is required by
law to enforce certain penal statutes
which make certain forms of action
crimes against the United States, and
also provide civil remedies for such
Careful Inquiry First.
“The department, since I have been
at its head, lias never taken proceed
ings to enforce the laws without a
very careful preliminary investigation
to determine whether there was good
reason to believe that the laws had
been, in fact, violated. Moreover, it
has consistently and frequently over
looked merely formal violations of
law, or offenses attended with trivial
consequences, and has invariably re
fused to intervene in such cases when
there was any reason to suspect that
its intervention was desired to further
Is After Big Law-Breakers.
“If the ground of complaint against
the department is that it proposes to
punish prominent and wealthy men or
corporations having vast amounts of
capital and engaged in very extensive
business, when these are shown to
have been wilful and persistent law
breakers on a great scale and with
grave injury to the purposes of the
law, I must admit that these com
plaints are well founded. That is pre
cisely what the department of justice
is trying to do, and, while I remain its
very unworthy head, will continue to
do, so far as it can.”
POPE COMPANIES FAIL.
Receivers Appointed for Big Concern
in Several States.
New York. — Receivers for the
Pope Manufacturing company and
its subsidiary company, the Pope
Motor Car company, which are en
gaged in the manufacture of automo
biles and bicycles, with main offices
and plant at Hartford, Conn., were ap
pointed Wednesday in New York,
New Jersey, Connecticut and Massa
chusetts. Similar action will be
taken shortly in Illinois, Ohio, Indi
ana and Maryland, where the com
panies own plants.
The petitions filed by the Monus
Kelly company, of Toledo, O., asking
for receivers, show the total assets
of both companies to be $11,205,570,
with total liabilities reaching $1,972,
826. The difficulties of the Pope com
panies were the direct result of a cur
tailment of loans and reduction of
loans on notes. Albert Rathbone,
counsel for Albert L. Pope, vice pres
ident of the Pope Manufacturing com
pany, who has been appointed a re
ceiver in New York, Massachusetts
and Connecticut, said that the troubles
of the companies were the outcome of
the present rigid monetary conditions.
New Test for Mrs. Eddy.
Concord, N. H. — Counsel for the
“next friends” have agreed to the
suggestion of the masters who are
inquiring into the competency of Mrs.
Mary Baker G. Eddy, the Christian
Science leader, that they accompany
two alienists to Pleasant View to
make "tests” of her mental condition.
Mr. Streeter, Mrs. Eddy’s counsel, ob
jected, but will consult with his
client before the next session of the
hearing on Tuesday, and it is possible
that he will then agree to the proposal
of the masters.
Burlington Railroad Fined.
Chillicothe, Mo. — The Burling
ton Railroad company was found
guilty Friday of violating the eight
hour telegraphic law and was fined
$200 by Justice Crall. This is the
first conviction obtained under the
law passed at the last session of the
legislature and which the railroads de
clare conflicts with a federal statute.
Negro Lynched in Kentucky.
Cincinnati, O.—Will Clifford, a ne
gro. was lynched at Maple, Ky., after
he had confessed assaulting Mrs. Mary
Cowan (white) and throwing her
body into the river, also that he
killed another woman.
Big Fire in Buenos Ayres.
Buenos Ayres.—The five-story fac
tory building occupied by A. G. Kauf
man & Co., cigar manufacturers, was
destroyed by fire, with a loss of $100,
000. Several hundred employes were
thrown out of work.
Train Hits Trolley; Three Dead.
New York.—A work train on the
Long Island railroad backed into a
crowded street car at a crossing on
Coney Island avenue, Brooklyn, Thurs
day, hurling the trolley from its tracks
and causing the death of three pas
sengers and the injury of 16 others.
Los Angeles Celebrates Founding.
Los Angeles, Cal.—The anniversary
of the founding of the city by Spanish
padres 125 years ago was celebrated
Thursday under auspices of the So
ciety Larrena DeLos Angeles.
1,000 DEAP AT CASABLAHCA
MOST OF THEM ARABS KILLED
BY FIRE OF THE WARSHIPS.
Immense Quantity of Loot Recovered
—French and Spanish Ready to
Casablanca, Morocco. — The town
is quiet and business is being
transacted. The French authorities
are still engaged in clearing up the
streets, burying the dead and collect
ing property. The commandant is
making domiciliary visits in search of
loot, of which an immense quantity
has been found. A meeting of the
foreign consuls will be held to decide
on its disposaal. It probably will be
sold for the benefit of the sufferers
from the bombardment and rioting.
The number of persons killed in
and about Casablanca has been great
ly exaggerated. Probably about a
thousand men were killed in the fight
ing and massacre. The majority were
Arabs killed by the fire of the war
ships. Only 5,000 people remain in
Casablanca; the others have fled to
Gibraltar, Tangier or Spain.
The town is completely under the
control of the French and Spanish au
thorities and no further trouble need
be feared. French troops to the num
ber of 3,000 are camped about a mile
east of Casablanca. Their outposts
are in touch with the Moors and con
tinual skirmishing is taking place.
Five hundred Spanish troops have
arrived here and are camped in the
town. Fifteen hundred more are ex
pected shortly and two more French
transports with troops are due to ar
rive within a few days.
Gen. Drude, the FYench commander,
is holding a defensive position pend
ing the arrival of reenforcements. The
Moors have received large reenforce
ments and the French and Spanish
authorities hear that they are plan
ning a great attack on Casablanca.
There are enough troops available to
repulse any attack.
NATIONS TO CONFER ON FOOD.
United States Expected to Call a Con
ference on Adulteration.
Washington. — It is believed at
the state department that the out
come of the present visit to Europe
of Dr. Wiley of the department of
agriculture will be the calling of an
international gathering in this country
to endeavor to secure uniformity of
practice in the treatment of food
adulterations. Although taking an ad
vanced position in this matter, as re
vealed in the stringent legislation con
tained in the pure-food law, the gov
ernment of the United States has been
obliged at times to take sharp issue
with some of the European govern
ment officials as to the harmfulness
of certain ingredients of our food ex
ported. With the passage of the pure
food act, with the authority contained
therein to apply its provisions to im
ported food and drugs and wines, the
department finds its hands much
strengthened in dealing with Euro
pean governments, and is felt that it
will not be a difficult matter to in
duce other nations to second the ef
forts of the United States govern
ment either by an international gath
ering or by diplomatic correspondence
to reach an understanding upon a
general set of rules relative to the
use of preservatives in food products.
CONNOR’S RAILWAY HIT.
Wisconsin Commission Scores Prac
tices of Lieutenant Governor’s Road.
Madison, Wis.—That the practices
of the Marathon County Railroad
company owned by Lieut. Gov. W. D.
Connor, are “unlawful, inequitable and
socially and economically parasitic” is
the conclusion of a decision handed
down by the railroad commission Fri
day on a complaint lodged against the
road by Nicholas Streveler.
The commission found that in some
cases passengers were carried free
over this road and, in many cases
less than carload lots of lumber did
not have to pay freight. It was also
disclosed that the company did not
publish a tariff schedule as is re
quired by law.
Accused of Grabbing Railroad.
Washington.—A unique complaint
was filed with the* interstate commerce
commission Friday in which the Chi
cago & Alton Railroad company is
charged with having practically confls
cated another railroad which now
forms a part of the Chicago & Alton
system. The complainant is John B
Manning, of New York city, a minori
ty stockholder in the Louisiana & Mis
souri River railroad, and the defend
ants are the Chicago & Alton and the
Louisiana & Missouri River roads.
Car Kills Bill Nye’s Brother.
New York.—Fred Nye. a brother of
the late “Bill” Nye and an assistant
editor of the Sunday World, died ol
injuries received by being struck b>
a trolley car Monday night. Mr. Nye
had written many humorous poems
and the book of the comic opera, 'The
King and the Broker.”
Monster Explosion of Gasoline.
Janesville, Wis.—Several thousand
gallons of gasoline in the Standard
Oil company’s tank at Brodhead.
Wis., exploded Friday afternoon, de
stroying the tank and causing a
panic in the town.
More Yellow Fever in Cuba.
Washington.—Yellow fever appeared
Friday in a new place in Cuba, as
iisclosed by a cable report from Chiel
Surgeon Taylor, dated at Marianao
He says there are two cases at Ceiba
Bigamist ^Aust Support Both.
New York.—Justice Warren G. Fos
ter of the general sessions has just
iisposed of a bigamy case in highly
unusual fashion, suspending a jury
sentence on the bigamist and allowing
him to choose which wife he would
live with after he had promised
to support both. The man in
the case was Herman Keuhn, a
hatmaker. His two wives did
not want Keuhn to go to jail. The
older said that if he did she and her
three children would have to go to
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