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VQLXJME 5, NUMBER 10 '
Condensed News of the Week
In tho joint (lomocrjitic caucus for
-United SUtcs somitor for Tennessee,
Governor James 13. Fra.icr was nomi
nated by acclamation to succeed the
lato Senator Hate. Mr. Frazlor has
served two months of his second term
us governor of Tennessee. Ho was
born in Tennessee forty-nine years
ago, and is a lawyer. His great-grandfather
was a member of the first con
Htitutional convention of Tennessee in
179G. His father was appointed judge
of tho criminal court at Nashville by
Andrew Johnson, and was impeached
by the Brownlow legislature. He
was, howevor, restored to his civil
rights by tho constitutional conven
tion of JS70, and elected to his old position.
Daniel J. Sully and Edward Hadlcy
of the failed firm of cotton brokers
of D. J. Sully & Co., received dis
charges in bankruptcy from Judge
Adams in the United States district
court at Now York. Tho discharges
were granted without opposition on the
part of many of the firm's creditors.
This discharge wipes out all of Mr.
sorted, begin in Chicago Marcu u,
whon tho special federal grand jury be
gins its investigation or the affairs of
tho beef combination. A fund of Wr
000,000 has been raised to carry on
the fight against the beef combine
and sot the claims of independent pack
ers squarely before the public."
The attorneys for Mrs. Cassie Chad
wick have filed a motion for a new
trial on the erounds. of errors in ad
mitting Incompetent testimony and er
rors of law in the trial. One of the
attorneys for Mrs. Chadwick intimated
that He believed the jurors wore prejudiced.
An interesting character died at El
Paso, 111., March 14. Ho was David
Strother, the first negro who ever
voted in tho United States. Strother
was a respected citizen of El Paso
for forty-one years.
. !t J-Viltttra
her. The attending pnyiumu w
that the soothing influence of the mu
sic will eventually restore her to
The dining car of the Missouri Pa
cific passenger train No. 11, was over
turned and ten persons were injured,
in a collision with the Denver & Rio
Grando passenger train No. 14 near
An earthquake shock sufficient to
shake houses was felt Sunday night
nr. MpnomliiGe. Mich. Several loud
rumbling reports were heard and were
followed by a violent shaking of the
Tho Glass block, one of the largest
buildings in Mankato, Minn., was en
tirely destroyed by fire and a number
of adjacent buildings damaged. Only
tho strenuous efforts of the fire de
partment and a fall of wet snow pre
vented a much greater conflagration.
The total loss is estimated at $150,000,
partly covered by insurance.
In tho lower house of tho Illinois
stato legislature, Representative Mc-
Kinley of Chicago has introduced an
anti-trust bill drawn by tho attorney
general and indorsed by Governor De
noon. The definition of a trust is
enlarged to include both life insur
ance companies and underwriters.
An Associated Press dispatch, dated
San Francisco, Cal., March 14, says:
"The law departments of the Southern
Pacific and Santa Fe have reached an
agreement respecting the orange rates.
They have decided to ignore the re
cent decision of the Interstate com
merce commission, which decided that
the rate of $1.26 on oranges from Cal
ifornia to all eastern points was un
reasonable and should be reduced to
$1.15. In other words, the railroads
purpose to require the payment of
the existing rate unless the orange
shippers can find relief through the
courts, which means that the shippers
will not obtain any of the fruits of
their big victory before the interstate
commerce commission for a year or
An Associated Press dispatch, dated
St. Louis, Mo., March 14, says: "After
having been pronounced dead by two
physicians and a nurse, Mrs. Charles
A. Sweet, wife of a provision merchant,
was restored by the infusion of a salt
solution into her veins and is riow be
lieved to be recovering her health.
Five weeks ago Mrs. Sweet, suffering
from gastritis, went to Hot Springs,
Ark., in the hope of recovery. On the
night of February 13 she seemed to
be dying and eventually her he'art
ceased beating and respiration
stopped. She was pronounced dead.
A third physician, however, decided
to try a salt solution infusion, and
there followed signs of animation. The
operation was continued and Mrs.
Sweet revived. She has returned to
her home in St. Louis and is now ap
parently recovering her health."
a national bank, convicting her
the seven . counts in the indictment
The maximum penalty for her crime is
fourteen years iri prison and a heaw
fine. Mrs. Chadwick, when informed
of the result, burst into tears whilo
her faithful son, Emil, who has been
in attendance upon his mother during
all her trouble, tried to comfort her
It required the efforts of two deputies
to control her when she was taken
from the court room. She cried out
continually that she was not guilty,
The, next step in the case will doubt'
less be the trial of ' Dr. Leroy Chad
wick, her husband, on the charge oi
forging the name of Andrew Carnegie
to $5,uuu,uuu notes ana it is likely that
Mrs. Chadwick will be a witness.
President Roosevelt has signified his
willingness that government workmen
join labor unions. The workmen them
selves are to decide whether or not
they will join, and no compulsion on
the part of the unions will be tolerated.
On March 11, the jury sitting in
the case of Mrs. Cassie L. Chadwick
found her guilty of conspiring to wreck
Joseph C. Wingate, who for nearly
twenty-five, years was- United States
consul in China, died at the residence
of his nephew in Winchester, Mass.,
aged 74. Mr. Wingate's grandfather,
Paine Wingate, was the representative
from New Hampshire in the first con
gress under the confederation, and
United- States senator in the con
gresses under the federal government.
Delicate women who are subject to nervous
spells, backache, bearintrdown and periodical
pains, take Anti-Pain Pills and And in them a
pleasant and sure relief. They cure by their
soothing Influence upon the nervous system.
They do not affect the bowels in the slightest
degree, and are perfectly harmless. 25 doses,
25c. Never sold in bulk.
Tho confederate war cemetery on
Johnson's Island, near Sandusky, O.,
has boon sold to the Robert Patton
chapter, United Daughters of the Con
federacy, of Cincinnati for $1,200. The
Cincinnati chapter contemplates im
proving and beautifying it. A small
piece of land adjoining the cemetery
was also bought, which will bo con
verted into a park.
President Roosevelt has refused per-1
mission t.n tho PiiHslnn forworn vn on f 1
to repair the Lena at the Union Ir.on
works, San Francisco, and the ship
will therefore be repaired at Mare Is
land by the regular yard employes.
Judgment for $1,050 was obtained
against Cassie L. Chadwick of Cleve
land, O., by default, yesterday in New
York in a suit brought by a .firm of
milliners to recover the amount due
on a check made by hor on November
!16, 1904. It was alleged that the
. chock was protested.
The Spanish government is consider
ing the advisability of giving General
Weyler a pension of $2,000 and the
grand cross of the Order of San Fer
nando, in recognition of his services
as governor general of Cuba. Tho
military journals are opposing the mea
sure but the government press in
sist that his record of services prior
to the war with the United States has
long been overlooked. The impression
prevails that the measure will not
UNDER OTHER FLAGS
Mr. Bryan's New Book
Travels, Speeches, Lectures.
Rev. Dr. John Watson (Ian Mac
Larcn) has resigned the pastorship of
tho Sefton Park church in Liverpool.
Poor health is the cause.
Several hundred of the most promi
nent passenger officials in the Unitail
v States, Canada and Mexico gathered
at Pittsburg, Pa., celebrating the
founding of tho American association
of General Agents in Pittsburfc, fifty
M. J. Burke, United States consul at
St. Thomas, Ont., died at that place
March 15, of pneumonia. He worked
as a journalist on the Chicago Inter
Ocean and his consular reports were
said to be among tho best received at
Washington. He was 48 years old.
An Associated Press dispatch, dated
Marqh 13, says: "Tho Dally News to-
. day says war to the knife betweon the
. 'big five' of the beef combine and twen-
ty-six firms and corporations classed
as Independent packers will, it is as-
With its POllc V Of lmni,
ment in passenger servi , tuu.,,.,.
Line has uniformed its Cafe Car Wai -'
era on. the "Banner Blue Limited" be
tween St. Louis and Chicago will,
white Tuxedo coats and low cut black
vests. The new uniform is very srik
ing and attractive. y llc
The bridge which spans the Los An
geles river, at Lps Angeles, Cal., fell
into the river carrying with it fifteen
persons, two of whom are believed to
have been drowned. Throngs of sight
seers had gathered to watch tho high
water in the river, caused by rains
when the bridge supports were sud
denly swept away.
The city of Pisacua. nhn h a
with a population of 20,000, has been
abandoned by the inhabitants, owing
to fear of bubonic plague from which
several hundreds of nnio i.
hundreds of people there have
S IL 2 ,.an f fEurPan tour a year ngo.ho has boon bcslogcd by requests for coplos of lot-
tors describing his travels abroad. Thoso lottors togothor with a nnmbor of his locturos ana
othor public addresses, have boon gathered togothor and publlshod in book form. Tho Bare-
t)Can lottors pnntnln Mr llnnonir 4j....A. . . .
J " ",'ttU B "uuin w ffuai no saw ana loarnou whuo in isuropo, anu
present Interesting views of Ireland, England, Scotland, Franco, Switzerland, Gormany, ltussla,
""""" "u,luin, anu io JNotnorlands, togothor with a description of his visits with Count
lolstoynndPopoLoo. His Thanksgiving address, dollvorod boforo tho Araorican Society In
London, 003, Is also included. In this volumo appoar Mr. Bryan's ascounts of his visits to
Cuba and Mexico, and ho writes entertainingly of tho "Birth of tho Cuban Republic." lie al
so Included his lectures on "A Conqnorlng Nation," and "Tho Value of an Ideal," both of
which ho has delivered a number of times boforo Chautauquas and othorgathorlngs.
umor articles In tho vnlumn nm htc nMHn ir ,., .. ,. . .... -t, ....,
of hisnomlna ion in 1900; "Tho attraction of Farming," written for tho'Saturday Evening
I ost, I eace, -tho addross dollvorod at tho Holland Society dlnnor in 10M; his St. Louis con
vontlon snecch snnnndinrr tiin nnrnini -. . . . ... .....i.
ti i Tii . . ""m'uumu Ui oonator uocicrou. "wabotn's Vlnoyara," "iirmsu
1 , .5 . ? aa'lr0S3 at th0 Bmvo of Phll, Sherman Bennett, and an account of his re
cent trip to tho Grand Canyon ontltlod "Wonder of tho West." Tho book is illustrated, woll
printed on good paper and substantially bound.
tun!hnV on Europe," written aftor his re
turn from abroad, and giving in brict fo a a rosumo of tho many interesting things ho saw.
Thrown into violent hysteria by an
encounter on the street with a font
pad who robbed hor of $10, Mamie
Bowers aged 18 years, lies at he?
home in East St. Louis, 111 , nml
to recognize thoso about her, anf is
quieted only when songs are'simg to
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