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tCH 17, 1005,
ondensed News of the Week
Andrew Carnerrin arrived in rttnvAinmi lvrnrMi
to appear as a witness in tho trial of Mrs. Chad
Ick. The Jurv returned n. vm-cHnf-. nf tniflfv nni
frs. Chadwick will doubtless serve a term in
Upon hearing of the death of her brother.
iron Lambermont, the Belgian minister, his aeed
Ister dropped dead at her homo in the country
The remains of Edward 0. Wolcott, who died
Monte Carlo, March 1, were cremated at, Paris
the presence of Ambassador Porter and a few
Ltimate friends. His ashes will be brought to the
An Associated Press dispatch dated Pittsburg,
a., March 5, says: "Train No. 5 on the Baltimore
Ohio railroad, filled with passengers bound for
tome from Washington, was saved from destruc
tion tonight by the quick wit of Thomas Bain, a
coal miner at Possum Hollow, twenty-four miles
feast of here, tonight. Bain was on his way home
en he discovered that a heavy landslide had
fcovered the Crack. Rushing to a nearby, switch he
Store the. lamp from it-'and succeeding in flagging
Ithe train, which stopped within three feet of the
obstruction. Tho passengers raised a purse of
'$100 for bain. The train reached Pittsburg five
A quaint old In:an, Klathla Harjo, of the
Seminole tribe, died at Shawnee, O. T., March 5, at
Ithe age of 110 years. He wa3 born in the Florida
E" erglades, fought m the war of 1812 against tho
United States and also served in the Seminole
jwdrs. During the civil war he enlisted as a volun
teer soldier of the United "States and his service
ras marked with valor. Since then he has lived
as a doctor among the Indians of his tribe.
H,hrt Slim nf ifcKfl flfM r Violn rollniro lm nnnnal
jdeficiency existing at the Harvard University,
ina uvvu buuaunuuu ay oumuei mu oi oeatue,
R. C. Luther, executive head of all the Phila
delphia & Reading company's coal interests, and a
member of tho anthracite coal board of concilia-
' tion, created by the coal strike commission of 1902,
is said to be dying at Pottsville, Pa.
The will of Mrs. Jane Lathrop Stanford, whose
death was caused by poisoning at Honolulu, was
filed at San Francisco, March 4. By the terms of
the will Stanford University receives the bulk of
u the fortune, while her servants and two or three
R charitable institutions receive the residue.
Samuel Knox, a nrominent attorney of St.
I; Louis, and a member of the Thirty-eighth con-
r gress, died at his home in Blandford, Mass., at
the age of 90 years.
About 5,000 employes of the Interborough
Rapid Transit company, operating the Subway
and Manhattan elevated lines of New York city,
went on a strike March 7. The ticket sellers, who
are under bond, remained at their posts, but re
fused to sell tickets and pasted up signs announc
ing the strike. The agitation leading up, to this
Btrike began( several months ago, when the subway
was first put in operation. Hundreds of non-union
men sought employment, but most of them
were inexperienced and business Is" practically at
Chief of Police George O. Purdy, of East St
Louis, 111., announced to the members of the police
department a few days ago: "I will give $100 to
any business man who kills a safe-blower in the
act of blowing a safe in his place of business." The
men were instructed to notify business men that
this reward will be given, and Mayor Cook who
'discussed the situation with, the chief, approved of
his action, in 'consideration of the number of safe
robberies that have occurred lately.
Tho largest oat meal plant m the world was
destroyed by fire at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, March 8.
By a vote of 76 to 1 the legislature of Wiscon
ein passed a bill prohibiting the sale or manufac
ture of cigarette papers.
Tho grand Jury of Sangamon county, 111.,
commenced an investigation of tho charges of brib
ery and corruption made by Frank D. Comerford
against several members of tho legislature of Illi
nois, of which he was formerly a member.
Ah Associated Press dispatch dated Jefferson
City, Mo., March 7, says: "The senate today passed
the maximum rate bill after having amended tho
measure as it came from the house. The bill is
considered tho most important railroad legislation
passed by tho Missouri legislature in years. Tho
measure reduces tho rate of live stock $4 per car
and was amended by striking out the entire sec
tion relating to coal and brick."
Tho Bank of Yarmouth and the, firm of Red
ding & Sons, boot and shoe manufacturers, at
Yarmouth, N. S., went Into bankruptcy March G,
with liabilities amounting to $1,000,000.
A. M. Palmer, well known a3 a theatrical man
ager, was stricken with apoplexy, March GJ and
died on tho following day. He was G7 years of
The Sons of S'aint Patrick, an Irish organiza
tion in New York, have invited President Rooise
velt to be their guest on St. Patrick's day, March
17, and he has accepted the Invitation. The dinner
wil be given at Delmonico's, and addresses will bo
made by Mr. Roosevelt, Burke Cochran, and other
Sir Henry Irving, who has been ill at Wolver
hampton, England, is reported to bo convalescing
Mrs. L. C.Bohle, widow of former United States
Marshall Bohle, lost a package containing $7,000
in currency on a St. Louis street, a few days ago.
Mrs. Bohje was crossing the street, and in jump
ing out of the road of an automobile, she dropped
her package containing the money, but did not
miss it immediately. Detectives are working on
Two young men received dangerous wounds
in a hair-cutting hazing episode at Ann Arbor,
Mich., a few days ago. One of them, L. A. War
ren, was stabbed in the back and the knife thrust
penetrated his lungs, while the other, Harold Cor
son, had tho membrane sheathing the heart pene
trated by a knife. No arrests have been made.
An Associated Press dispatch dated Denver,
Colo., March 6, says: "A plan for disposing of the
contest over the governorship and retaining Adams
in the chair was announced tonight by the Adams
supporters. It is to be brought about by the aid
of certain republicans, though they will not be
required to vote directly to seat Adams. According
to the claims Of the Adams people they have se
cured the signatures of twenty-two republican
members of the legislature to an agreement to
vote down all three reports in the contest commit
tee. With the thirty-one members, who, it Is re
ported, will act with the republicans above men
tioned, the result will be a majority of four. By
'defeating all three reports, 'the effect will be to
allow Adams to retain his seat. On the other hand
the Peabody republicans claim that they have
forty-six pledged to stand together for Peabody
and that this pledge was made at tonight's caucus.
A steering committee was named and Instructed
.to use every effort to keep before the joint as
sembly the Alexander report in favor of seating
Lieutenant Governor McDonald and ignoring the
claims of both Adams and Peabody. They hope
in this way to eventually win away enough of tho
McDonald men to give a majority for Peabody."
Admiral Ellwood Houston, U. S. N., retired,
died at Lausanne, Switzerland, March 8, whither
ho .had gone for his health. .He wa3 60 years old.
Premier Balfour announced in the house of
commons March 6, that Mr. Wyndham, chief sec
retary for Ireland, had resigned.
A dispatch to the Chicago Tribune, under dato
of Chanute, Kansas, March 7, says: "The oil pro
ducers are not satisfied with the statement made
by Commissioner Garfield as to the method to bo
pursued in the investigation into the Standard Oil
company. The Producers' association has writ
ten Congressman Campbell to convey to the presi
dent a request that the investigation take the form
of a court of inquiry, that tho hearings ho advor
tisod in the paporo, and that both sides appear and
toll tho story. Tho producers say this la tho only
way in which an impartial investigation can bo
Seven men who were being hoisted 'in a car
riage in tho Clear Springs colliery at West Pitts
ton, Pa., wero hurled to tho bottom, a distance of
250 feet and all were killed.
Reports from Calcutta say that tho pcoplo
there aro dying at tho rate of 31,000 per week from
bubonic plague. The Indian government Is seg
gregating tho inhabitants and burning tho towns
In tho hope of uprooting tho disease.
Tho law committee of the National Board of
Fire Underwriters has issued a call for a meeting
in Now York next Wednesday, when a formal pro
test will bo mado against the so-called anti-compact
law recently passed by tho Arkansas legisla
Sir Henry Irving has signed a contract for an
American tour under the management of Charles
Frohman and beginning In October. He will prob
ably open in New York, between October 10 and
October 15, and will make a farwell tour, lasting
twenty weeks, of all the principal cities.
Tho cabinet crisis In Norway has been settled
by tho formation of a coalition ministry, of which
M. Micholsen is the premier. Lovland, a former
minister, will head the section of tho state council
sitting at Stockholm.
In Delaware the ballot for United States sena
tor resulted: Addlcks, 13; Saulsbury, 13; Henry
A. Dupont, 9; Richardson, 5; Hughes, 4 total vote,
44 necessary for a choice, 23.
Emporor William, addressing tho naval, re
cruits at Wilhelmshaven, held up' the Japanese
soldiers as a luminous example of patriotism and
Andrew D. White, formerly American minister
to Germany, delivered a lecture on the diplomatic
service of tho United States, with some hlnt3 to
ward its reform.
Reports from Mombasa, British West Africa,
say that 9,000 Somalis attacked the town of Merka
and annihilated tho inhabitants.
An Associated Press dispatch dated Meridian,
Mias, March 10, says: "Mrs. Margaret H. Hayes,
of Colorado Springs, Colo., daughter of Jefferson
Davis, has written a letter urging the confederate
veterans of Mississippi to use every endeavor to
havo tho state of Mississippi recognized on tho
Davis monument to be erected at Richmond, Va.
Sho 3ays her father always regarded himself as
a Mississippian, taught his children such, and that
it will be a great disappointment to the family 'If
tho best beloved state of Davis is Ignored on tho
monument' Mrs. Hayes asks that Major General
Lowry and other leading confederate veterans make
efforts to have the inscription on the monument
changed and says it would have been better had
the widow of the dead chieftain written -the In
scription, as she best knew what her husband
would have wanted on the monument"
The tax officials of New York assessed tho
United States Steel corporation for $10,000,000. Tho
capitalization of the company is $1,100,000,000.
This $10,000,000 was in excess of its real estate
and debts. Tho company yesterday made Ita for
mal answer, or return, on the assessment and its
attorney has sworn off all save $2,000,000 of the assessment.
The coroner's jury of Honolulu, sitting in tho
case of tho death of Mrs. Leland Stanford, returned
a verdict that Mrs. Stanford came to her death
by strychnine poison, the poison having been In
troduced into a bottle of bicarbonate of soda, with
felonious intent by some person or persons to tho
jury unknown. This verdict was returned after
"abflut two minutes' deliberation.
An explosion in the wheel house of the Buck
eye Powder company at Edwardsvllle, 111., wrecked
the-building and caused a property loss of $25,000.
The report could be heard five miles away.
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