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JANUARY 13. 1905
Condensed News of the Week
Wbito Jetton, a nogro of Hope, Ark., was
lynched by a mob of men for assaulting a white
man. Jetton was under eighteen years of age.
Benjamin W. Thomas, a scientist of interna
tional repute, died at Chicago, Jan. 1, aged 83
John D. Churchill, president of the Kansas
board of agriculture, wandered away from his
homo and died of exposure in the woods near Pal
Colonel William M. Ferry, a well-known vet
eran of the civil war, ia dead at his home in
Park City, Utah., at the age' of 80 years. He was
secretary of the democratic national- convention
President Loubet of France has decorated
Francis B. Loomis, assistant secretary of the
United States, with the Legion of Honor. This ia
the second highest honor which tlio president of
France can bestow and it was given in recognition
of the interest Mr. Loomis aroused in France by
his speech in behalf of international arbitration.
The first state in the consolidation of the Unit
ed States Electric Light and Power company and
the Consolidated Gas company was consummated
a few days ago when the former company pur
chased the majority of the stock of the latter com
pany. The capital of the reorganized company
will be more than $30,000,000.
Philander C. Knox of Pittsburg, Pa., was unan
imously nominated to succeed the late United
States Senator Matthew S. Quay.
By quick action on'the part of a signal man,
a serious collision was averted in a suburb of
Chicago. The signal to stop wa3 apparently un
noticed by the engineer of one of the trains and to
prevent its crashing into another passenger train
the man in the signal tower turned the derailing
device. This overturned the baggage car and the
first coach and several persons were slightly in
Chief Justice Mason of Massachusetts died at
his home in Brookline Jan. 2, of pneumonia. He
was 68 Tears old.
' "Robert Heider, a 16-year old boy, while return
ing to his home in Oakland, Cal., from the S't.
Louis exposition, became demented and wandered
around the plains near Stanton, Texas. He was
almost famished when found.
The New York Times is established in its new
home in Times Square New York. The building
i3 referred to by experts as one of the most not
able architectural triumphs of the world. It is
the tallest structure in New York, being thirty-one
stories high with an extreme height of 476 feet.
It contains a thirty-ton girder in the construction
of which 80,000 driven rivets were used. A fifty
foot railroad runs obliquely through its basement
without contact at any point.
The coolness of Rev. Dumoulin averted a panic
at an Episcopal church in Chicago. Just before tho
close of the evening services tho decorations abovo
the a tar took fire from a gas jet. Tho minister
took in the situation at once and raised his hand,
dismissing his congregation immediately in perfect
order, after which the flro was extinguished.
William H. Baldwin, jr., president of tho Long
Island railroad, died at his home in Locustvllle,
L. I., Jan. 2, of cancer.
In a fire which consumed the home of Frank
Noweski, a Polish miner at Morris Run, Pa., tho
entire family of ton, except the oldest son, agod 18,
was burned to death. It was with tho greatest dif
ficulty that the boy saved his own life.
An Associated Press dispatch dated Dallas,
Tex., Jan. 2. say3: "A special from Jefferson, O.
T., says: Nathan F. Chidister is announced today
by tho attending physicians to be out of danger,
although hisfuneral was preached two days ago
and his body was in the coffin, ready for burial.
Chidister was reported dead and all arrangements
for tho funeral and interment were completed.
Just before starting for the cemetery the under
taker removed the cofiln lid that the friends might
have a last look at the remains. The underside of
tho lid was moist and it was discovered that Chid
ister was breathing. Physicians were summoned
and he is getting well."
Dr. Chadwick, who has returned from Europe,
had an' interview .with his wife in her cell at tho
jail in Cleveland, Ohio. The meeting was most
pathetic, Mrs. Chadwick proclaiming her innocence
and Doctor Chadwick telling her that he would
believe her so until proven guilty.
While excavating t for the foundation of tho
new National theatre.' at Mexico City, Jan. 2, an
ancient fountain was found, covered with-hiero-glyphics,
figures of Indian warriors, priests, etc.
Immen3o pieces of the foundations of some ancient
buildings were also found.
The death of Mrs. -Margaret Trailor, aged 83
years, took place as she had predicted just as
the bells heralded the dawn of the new year at
5ier home In East St. Louis. Several months ago
she began preparing her shroud in anticipation
of her death. She was attacked with chronic bron
chitis a few weelra ago, and this resulted in her
The city of San Francisco was visited by a
number of earthquakes January 1. While not very
severe, the shock shattered several plate glass win
dows and twisted a towor on the city hall.
John Alexander Dowle has confirmed the report
that he proposes to establish a second Zion City
in Mexico and will occupy part of 4 tract of 1,000,
000 acres fronting on the gulf of Mexico. He
announces that lie will have the Mexican Zion City
completed before Jan. 1, '1906.
Two persons were killed and four others wore
wounded at St. Louis, Mo., by stray bullets used
in the celebrations on New Year's eve.
An Associated Press dispatch, dated Frankfort,
Ky., Jan. 2, says: "attorney General Hays today
filed a petition for a rehearing in the caso of
Caleb Powers. The Powere caso now stands with
the last verdict of guilty reversed. Attorney Gen
eral Hays' appeal is for a rehearing on the de
cision by the court of appeals. The court of ap
peals in reversing the death sentence ordered a
new trial. The attorney general's petition today
asks for a rehearing of the decision of the court
of appeals. In other words, the court of appeals
is asked to reverse itself and allow the death sen
tence to stand."
pounds of tobacco. Losaca, $G0,000; Insurance $10,
000. The flro In bolievcd to have been Incendiary,
Tho total capitalization ol 1,191 companies,
which Incorporated in the Diatrlct of Columbia
during tho calendar year Just ended, aggregated
$2,23G,G2,7GQ. Tho total capitalization exceeded
the previous year by almost ono billion dollar.
Tho discontent In tho WoHtphalian coal floldfl
In Germany has roachod an ocuto stoga, and a
general strike, affecting 260,000 minor, n impending.
IU. Ilov. W. O'Connell, blHhop or Portland,
Me., received a papal brief nppolntlng htm asslst
ant to the pontifical throne, accompanied by a com
plimentary letter from Pope Plus X.
Brevet Brigadier General Edward R. Warner,
retired, died suddenly of heart disease in the
Marlborough hotel. New York, Jan. 2.
The monthly circulation statement issued by
the comptroller of tho currency shows the total
circulation of national bank notes on December
31 to have been $464,794,156, an increase for the
year of $39,631,138 and for the month of $4,115,081.
United States Minister Conger has cabled from
Pekin to the Christian Herald, New York, con
firming the death of Francis H. Nichol3, the Amer
ican explorer and correspondent at Tibet. Mr.
Nichols left this country March 29, 1903.
The comparative monthly statement of the
covernment receipts and expenditures issued shows
the total receipts for December, 1904, to have been
4E5 047 905 and the expenditures $41,497,098, leaving
a surplus for the month of $3,550,207.
The Hungarian parliament died hard. Its ex
niring struggles were continued for nearly three
SouS f with two intermissions and came to an end
amid scenes of disorder and jeers from the oppo
sition. J& states durIns
December, 19o4, was '$709,644.
Plunsing down a steep grade in Sixteenth ave-
liungiub " " . trolley jumped the rails
nUB' , at B'eS'en'street frtSii a steel trolley
Z'c f aid Ml ove" on its side, pinning the motor-
K bm? $ taUf e former. Slip
pery rails caused the accident,
faGremanunS. besides M0M0O
The statement published in tho Unitod Stntca
that further proceedings of tho International com
mission on tho North sea affair havo boon ad
journed until Fobruary is untrue. Roar Admiral
Davis points out thnt tho commission Itself has
taken no such action.
State Treasurer Newton of Colorado, In his
annual report states that the Rtrlko cost tho stnto
$776,404, and ho recommends that the legislature
authorize tho issue of $800,000 worth of "insur
rection bonds," payablo in twenty-flve years.
An Associated Press dispatch dated Boston,
Mass., Jan. 5, sayB: "Henry G. Poor, widely known
for many years as a railroad authority and an ex
pert on financial affairs, is dead at his homo In
Brookline. Mr. Poor foil on the loo and broko
his ankle three weeks ago and tho shock to his
83'stem eventually affected his heart. Ho won
born in Maine. In 1813. He was the oldest gradu
ate of Bowdoln college."
Former Governor William Claflln died at hlH
home on Walnut street, Nowtonvlllc, Mass. Death
followed an illness of a fow weeks, Incident to old
age. Ho. was governor in 1872, 1873 andl874.
The number of the surrendered garrison at
Port Arthur is placed at 32,000 exclusive of about
1G.000 sick men. making a total of about 48,000.
General S'toessel Is said to be suffering from cancer.
The steamer Dora from Colon and Panama
has brought to Havana 111 passengers, three of
whom aro 111 with what may prove to be yellow
fover. They have been tnken to tho detention
hospital The others have been sent to the Marlel
lighters and quarantined.
The Dodge Jewels which were seized by cus
toms ofilcers In New York were sold at public auc
tion, at less than half their original coat.
An Associated Press dispatch, dated Berlin,
Jan. 5, says: "A number of German papers aro
discussing with all seriousness tho proposition of
Dr. Ioa Hilslker of Zurich .that women be called
upon to serve the state one year after the analogy
of the military service of tho men. They do not
go so far as Dr. Hilslker In demanding compulsory
service, pointing out that the cost ia prohibitive,
but suggest that a year of voluntary service might
have many advantages, especially educational and
disciplinary. The state, it is argued, could utilize
women In army hospitals, asylums, public nur
aeries and also to train In tho household arts.
A call has been issued for a meeting of the
Santa Fo stockholders on January 24. A vote will
be taken on a proposition to increase the capital
stock by $50,000,000 and to issue bonds for that
amount It ia stated that most of this money
will be used In building new road and Imprpvlng
the Santa Fe lines In the southwest
Bishop Spalding of Peoria, III., suffered a,
stroke of paralysis and Is seriously ill.
General Stoesael has presented his favorite
Arabian horso to General Nogi, the latter accept
ing the animal In the name of the Japanese array.
An Associated Press dispatch, dated Chicago,
Jan. G, says: "At a meeting today of representa
tives of 100 shoo manufacturers, members of tho
Western Association of Shoo Wholesalers, a reso
lution was adopted opposing the tariff on leather.
In the resolution it is stated that congress will be
asked to repeal the rates now existing on hides and
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