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What the Birth of Our Savior Has Done for the Hu
man Race From a Chaotic State of Debauch
ery in Which all Nations Revelled the
World To-day Reveals Sun
shine and Happiness.
To properly remomber Christians
floes not mean to open your purse to
every beggar you come across lint to
help the deserving poor, rest from la
lor, and have a reckoning with time
and to remember the cMHation en
joyed to day is but the outgrowth of
that wonderous eve. when in a lowly
manger a balw was found, above its
head a aureole, and in its eyes the
light of a mighty revolution. It was
in this light the long, cold, cruel, ter
rible night of paganism began to
wane. The voice that cried his com
ing in the wilderness, echoing the till
ing?, of a new Jerusalem, but foretold
the happy conditions of today. It is
true politics debauches It, uulversltles
corrupt it, materialism obscure it, per
nicious pulpit teachings emasculate it,
and brutal sectarianism all but cats it
Hut the fact remains, with the birth
of Christ, began the delivery uf thehu
nmn race. The birth of our Savior
was the most glorious event in all his
tory, previous to this. At the time of
hi, birth Tiberius Caesar was n mons
ter in everything beastly and horrible
in lust and cruelty. Home, then the
mistress of all known laud and water,
was given to war, murder, pilllagc,
rape, gladltorlal butcheries and ex
cesses of all kinds so monstrous and
unnatural that historians have shrank
from recounting them. Chastity was
the exception, women were the beast
of burden. Slavey in the most intol
erable form existed. War was no less
than extermination. In tho Roman
amphitheatre tho prisoner of war, the
convict and the aged, were fed to tho
wild beasts to make a holiday. And
why was all this?
ik-canse there was no universal
standard of truth! No accepted code
of right! And no order of men to in
struct the masses in morals. Univers
al cruelty ovcrswept the laud. This is
history hid . .liable.
The last scene In n Roman coliseum.
It Is a holiday; two gladitors have en
tered the arena amid tho plaudits of
twenty thousand people; they tire to
light unto death; their sharp swords
art; about to clash in mortal combat,
when, from over the balustrade, there
leaps a follower of Christ and hurries
toward the two would-bo murderers,
holding aloft tho image of the cross,
and in the soft words that como from
.In ilea, pleads, "Peace, on earth; good
will toward men."
Tho stars had gazed like plttying
eyes from heaven for centuries for that
scene, and it was the last of bloody en
actments In the Roman coliseum. A
new philosophy had come from tho
lowly Nazarlne a new codo of morals
given 'to man, destined to encompass
This sccno was nearly two thousand
years ago. Now mark tho procession
of tho centuries.
Nero is prosecuting tho Christians
now, and the century closes with the
same bloody stains upon Trajan wear
ing tho imperial crown. The next
century finds Marcus Aurclius sup
pressing persecution. Tho next, nnd
Constantino has embraced Christianity
and:the closing seo tho Etriplrc divided
Another century and tlioGoth has in
vaded Italy and plundered Rome. Then
comes the century that sees Moham
med's plagiarism of tho Hible his
.. 6e Corpie TliroucH Glasi.
A ci.talh "common Informer," who
lived under tho Stuarts, died, and left
money and lands to one of tho groat
city companies for schools' and other
charltablo purposes. He directed In
his will that hla body should bo kept
abovo ground in such a way that It
could be seen through glass, and that
tho governing body of tho company
should, each year, undor penalty of
forfeiting tho property, visit his tomb
und see tho body. This visitation Is
still carried out cvory year.
All r-nnRimjfct Spoken.
A Chlcagoan who has Just rcturnon
from Paris says that on most restaur
ants there aro signs announcing "All
languages spoken hore." Ho remarked
to tho manager of one of theso places:
"You must havo a great many Inter
preters In your establishment." "Not
ono," was tho surprising reply. "Then
who speaks all tho languages?" asked
tho Chlcagoan. "Tho customers," said
the Frechman, blandly.
Wasp Storm n Ileehlve.
A story of a curlotia battle between
bees and wasps comes from Sompcrlng
ham, Eneland. A band of wasps en
tered a beohlvo 'In search of honoy.
Tho bees not unnaturally defended
tholr pioporty and tried to turn th
enemy but. They were, howover, bad
ly beaten, and tho wasna gained pos
eesslon. Whon,tho DeWeoper exam
ined tho hlyo later on he found that
nearly all his bees had been killed and
that tho wasps wero enjoying the
frulta of tholr victory.
lllght am! death. Another, that elos..
es with Charlemagne Christianizing
the present Austrian Empire. The
next century and Alfred, the Orout is
on the Rrltlsh throne. Tho next and
a Christian king rules Trance. A
thousand years havo passed Harold Is
king of Euglnnd, and the next century
Ireland Is conquered; King John anil
his feudal lords rule England. Anoth
er passes and John Sobeski before the
wall of Vienna saves Europe from the
yoke of Moslem Empire, .loan of Are
dies at the stake; Martin Luther Is
born; Columbus sails tho hummer seas
of the Antilles, Aiuerica is discovered;
mdocrn history is begun. The light
of univcrhal knowledge Is breaking,
until, atlast, there pass before us the
wonders of the nineteenth century.
And there, In the very midst of Its
glory, in the midst of Its inventions
and plans, In the midst of its enlight
ened governments, there has come
through all the blood and tears and
tyrannies centuries, "marching with
slow and stately tread across the
realms and across the ages," the Man
Ood the Clod-Man the Christ of mod
ern Christianity; and, with a gentle
ness unutterable, and a majesty un
speakable, is winning the hearts, and
moulding the characters of men who
have naught for a guide but Illm who
died on Calvary.
Empires have been swept away as
autumn leaves before the wintry gale;
battles fought that changed the des
tiny of continents; Inventions that rev
olutionized the world; principles pro
mulgated that changed the form of
governments; and through all these
epochs there has come tho soft whisper
of Jesus C irist, "Peace on earth,
good will toward men." Millions have
passed away, on mountain, plain and
desert, in the solitude of prison cells,
in the trackless forest, on wintry seas
and battlefields, and with white faces
of dispair have raised imploring hands
to heaven and cried in anguished
voices, "What bhall I do to be saved?"
And there has como the Image of the
cross and loving whisper, "llelieve on
thy Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt
be saved." Is It any wonder, therefore,
that a Christian world hallows tho
birthday of such a Redeemer of such
n God showcriug upon it such a multi
tude of inestimuble blessings'.' Tho
whole plan of salvation fraught
as it is with so many glorious promises
Is one of the simplest, purest, and
most cablly adopted of all tho other
aggregated mass of teachings revel
moots, the ingeuuity of man or tho in
spiration of the so-called potentates,
prophets, or powers ever intellectually
encompassed. It appeals to everything
that is pure, truthful and upright in
It asks for nothing that lb not good
to grant, cither as tho individual or
citizen. Millions have embraced it
and died as only those can die who are
filled with an eternal peace. To the
poor and afflicted it has brought con
solation. It has made nations more
merciful, and the strong more tolerant
of tho weak. It has resisted all as
saults and stood tho test of time, into
whose crucible all impostors must go.
Blessed, therefore, is the land which
hallows, reveres und celebrates its
Christmas. There is not another day
so momentous in all ancient or modern
hronology. Robert MeReynolds.
Machinery on the Farm.
There Is scarcely a hlnx done on a
farm today In which patent machinery
does not perform a greater part of tho
labor. The grain Is sowed, cut, bound,
threshed, cleaned, sacked, stored and
transported by machinery; tho corn la
planted, cultivated and cut by machin
ery, while tho mower cuts, the tedder
spreads, tho horscrako gathers, the
hayloadcr loads and tho carrier un
loads tho hay. Tho potatoes are plant
ed and dug by patented machines or
Implements, nnd even the hogs uro
slaughtered and tho chickens 'batched
Modern Unlvorlty Education.
A fow days ago tho rector of Oxford
university received from a gentleman
tho following : "How much would I
havo to pay for tho education of my
son in your university? Lot mo know
if I shall have to pay In caso my' son,
besides rowing, should wish to learn to
read and write." Oxford Magazine.
Concord" Kmbattled Schnolina'm.
We aro informed that an uncommon
ndvonturo occurred In this vicinity
lately on tho Emerson road, across tho
plains to East Concord. A well known
lady teacher In tho public schools,
while enjoying a blcyclo trip, encoun
tered u largo blacksnako near tho road.
( Dismounting, sho opened fire with a
revolver, which caused tho reptile to
turn on her. After firing sovcral shots
sho succeeded In dispatching hla
.snnkeshlp by blowing oft his head.
J Concord (N. H.) Evening Monitor.
Black Diamond Steel Works in
Pittsburg tho Scene.
THREE KILLED AND A DOZEN INJURED
lloitlUI Mum nt Mnrlllc. Mo. Three
NeR-nc Shot li, Death llnikcmiiu
nX l'mtiniit Mnetn With Aril-
Three dead, one missing, and twelve
Injured Is the result of a terrllle boiler
explosion at the IMacIc Diamond hteel
works of Park liros., at Pittsburg, Pa.
From what can be learned the four
boilers exploded at one time, reducing
the mill to u heap of burned and
elr red timbers and twisted Iron.
There is not a straight piece of Iron or
steel left In the entire building, Even
the bolts in the beams and stringers
are twisted like screw nails.
The mill had sixty men on each
turn nnd It is thought that almost 120
men, comprising both .crows, were In
the plant at thetlmeof the explosion. A
few mlnutesaftcr the boilers let go
the big mill was in ruins. The Injured
and dead were found under the wreck
age and In the mill yard, where they
had fallen In the race for life. The
No. .'I ten-Inch mill was a big iron-clad
structure, bullion a steel frame. In
tho rear of the plant on Twenty-nlneth
Is the big boiler works of Jumes Mc
Neil. One of the boilers went through
the Park llros.' mill nnd crashed Into
tho McNeil plant, almost completely
demolishing It. The only man n't
work In tho McNeil plant was Rudolph
KorfT, tho night watchman. He was
found In the plant and taken to the
West Penn hospital, badly Injured.
Three Negroen Killed.
Wayne Demon, an eighteen-year-old
boy, shot three negroes to death In u
saloon at the mining town of Davv,
W. Va. It was pay day at the Davy
mines, and the negroes had beguu
their holiday celebration. About a
dozen of the big blacks entered Eugene
Dyes saloon, on the leading street, re
volvers In hand and demanded that all
the whites within retire.
The bartender stepped into an ad
jo ulng room for his pistol'and all the
other whites save Demon made a run
to get away. Demon refused to obey
the command to ilnnm-f i.. i i...
pulled his revolver and hhot three of
the negroes to death, the others fall
ing over themselves to get awav.
In the excitement, Demon," whose
home is in Uatlettshurg, Ky., left the
saloon by a rear door and up to u late
hour had not been captured.
In fact, but very little effort is being
made to apprehend hlui. He is an as
Mstant bookkeeper for Cole, Crano &
Co., of Clnefnnati, who arc engaged
extensively in timberiug in Virginia.
llriikemnn All lint Killed.
Mat Henrickhon.a switchman for tho
Llkhorn, almost lost his life in the
freight ynrds at Fremont, Neb., but
was lucky enough to escape with a few
minor Injuries and borne torn clothing.
He went to step from the rear platform
of a caboose onto the head end of an
engine that was pushing n train out of
town, when his feet slipped on the
btepsand were thrown beneath the
platform. He grasped tho railing on
tho caboose and held on whllo his feet
and lerr.s il rn irrro.l nl... ,l... . i mi
I ---a- ftb muil(j HIU MUUU. J.HO
engineer oi tno Helping locomotive saw
his plight and stopped the engine.
A special from Maryville, Mo., says:
St. Joseph's hospital was almost com
pletely destroyed by flro recently and
tho lives of twenty-five patients were
jeopardized, fatal result lixim. ..n-,i
in sovcral cases, owing to tho bhock
and the zero weather into which the
sick ones were carried for refuge from
the llamcs. Tho theremometer regis
tered 13 below zero nt the tlmo of the
lire. An overheated furnncc was tho
origin. Tho estimated loss Is 80,000,
fully covered by insurance. Residences
wore thrown open for the temporary
accommodation of the patients.
Veteran Found Frozen.
Mathlas Oarthocffer, nn old soldier
and an inmate of the Leavenworth,
Kas., Soldiers' home, was found frozen
to deatli beneath a trestle of the Chi
cago Great Western railway tracks,
near the. Leavenworth brick nlnnt..
Workmen on tholr way to tho brick
plant discovered tho body. It was
frozen stiff and lay In a ravine as if
having fallen from the embankment
Compromise With Carnegie.
The city council of Lawrence, Kns.,
at a special meeting agreed to set apart
an annual.'; percent mninlntumen fn,i
for a library If Andrew Carneglo will
give any hum under Sr.0,000 for u li
brary building. C. S. Gleed and lien
era! McCook will present the matter to
Mr. Carnegie. The building was ollered
if the city would appropriate 10 per
cent annually for maintenance.
Mine. Tulllci! I Head,
"Scmi-oillclal news received from
Ccnhtantlnople," tho Rome correspond
ent of the Loudon Dally Telegraph ca
bles, "asserts that Mine. Tsltkn is dead
and that Miss Stone, tho American captive,-
will bo released almost Imme
diately." Iloth Killed.
When Constable J. W. Murray wont
to arrest F, M, Slmcock, a dentist at
Rurnett. Tex., tho latter drew a revol
ver to rcblst. Slmcoclc and tho ofllcer
fired at the same moment and both
men were killed,
A CARLOAD OF PRISONERS
rorlrf-elBlit .Mom t'riini .MiKkngee tj
A Carload of forlv-clirht inisoucrs ar
rived" at Leavenworth Dee. 13, from
the Indian Territory. It was the larg
est cviislgniucut of convicts ever trans-porti-d
f.ioin the Territory to Leaven
womb at one time. '
lflu; Seminole Indians, llollycoduxy
anil Ponoskey, under life sentence for
miAdcr, were In the lot. Lltlletowu
ltldhrad, ulin Is M'liteneed to 15 years
forissuult, and Dlek Saugo, SI years,
weiei.ulsn long-iliner.N, The others var
iously; sentenced from t."i months to six
Diet; Sango Is a negro and a desper
ado of eonslderoble note. Ills eontinc
incut at Muskogee has broken down'
his powerful frame. Ills ease dragged
foi u year or t mi. It Is one of the
most b-utal eases in the Territory's
history. Sango utmost murdered an
old Indian, Adam King. The Indian
had caught Sango stealing his hogs.
King was larlatted by Sango and taken
Into tli woods. He was shot, dragged
a mile with a lariat around his neck,
and beaten In tlie head with a stone,
according to the testimony. Hut the
Indian made a mistake in getting up
and being around for a month before
he died, and thereby saved Saugo from
STIRRED IOLA UP
l'li Hundred round or II) tmiiilte El-
An explosion of r00 pounds of dynn
mite in tho store room at the cement
plant at loin, Kas., rocked the town
and brought people out of bed. The
explosion was stored In a hinall brlelc
building built especially for the pur
pose and warmed by a brick Incased
stove. Nothing was left, of the build
ing. Only a deep hole indicates where
it stood. Windows were smashed
everywhere In the cement plant and hi
all parts of the town glass windows
were broken. People thought it an
earthquake. None were hurt by the
explosion. An engineer about StH) feet
away was thrown about ten feet. Hun
dreds of panes of glass were broken.
The damage will amount to hundreds
The shock was felt distinctly at Fort
Scott, (larnctt, Parsons and Cherry
vale, forty-live miles away. In a more
distant magazine the company had fif
teen tons of dynamite stored, but this
fortunately did not explode from the
One lire resulted from the shaking.
A gns lamp in Dr, McMullcn's otllcc
was broken and fell on a sofa. Smoko
was discovered issuing from the win
dows. The lire department extin
guished the flames.
She Committed Suicide.
Mrs. Ihiiac Gibson, a fanner's wife,
living near Pomona, committed snide
recently. Mrs. Gibson was llfty-two
years old and had been an invalid for a
number of years, For the past eight
years Mrs. Gibson had been despon
dent and at times demented. She had
sometimes talked of ending her life.
She had brooded much over a mediocre
poetry, cut from a country paper, re
lating to the woes of life and tho bliss
of deatli. The poetry was headed
"Content," and the crumpled clipping
was found in the woman's waist after
Mrs. Gibson took her life by hanging
herself to ft rafter over her head by
means of a noose made from strips of
AtchUon'a Water War.
Mayor J. W. Orr of Atchison, Kas.,
and the members of the city council
have begun n vigorous fight on tho
Atchison City Water Company. Tho
fight is the result of the water compa
ny's failure to eoniply with their agree
ments to give tho city better water
service. At tho last meeting of the
city council tho attorney was instruc
ted to proceed at onco with a suit in
tho courts for tho condemnation and
purchase of tho plant of tho Atchison
Water Company under the public util
ity act. The council also passed an
ordinance adopting a new schedule of
rates to be charged to consumers. An
ordinance was also prepared to force
tho water company to accept the new
Ht. Mary's Sinn Guilty.
The trial of Edward Williams for the
shooting of a man named Welch at
Westmoreland, Kas., last September,
has been concluded. After being out
twelvodiours the jury brought In a ver
dict of guilty as charged. Tho defense
was insanity, the theory being that
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lug over the Idea that Welch had been
unduly Intimate with Mrs. Williams.
Victory for Liquor Muii.
Mrs. 11. M. Stansbury sued five al
leged liquor dealers of Coffey vllle, Kas,,
for 810,000 damages for helling liquor
to her hon. The jury decided against
her after having been out only a few
minutes. Mrs. Stansbury alleged that
the defendants had made her son an
habitual drunkard. It was the first
wise of the kind in that county.
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Accuaod of Hank Itnhhcry.
N. R. Carlisle, ft livery stable man of
Faynttevtlle, Arte, was arrested on
tho charge of robbing the Springdale
bunk of 87,000. He Is held in 83,000
bonds for trial. About 8.1,000 of tlw
money has been recovered.
Crushed by a Jluutder,
A boulder weighing a ton crushed
the life out of William Price of Load,
S. D., n timber man for the Homes take
mine. Ilo was working on tho six-hundred-foot
level. Ills neck wai
One Killed nnd Another Wounded
in Attempting to Mako Arrost.
PROSPECTS ARE COOD FOR A LYNCHING
Hnte lllmii. 0ieii lit Attrnnd, Kit". South
l'n roll im Wnmiiii Kill Her lltiiluiuil
Verdict In rortliiiul .M loins Mult
Ill attempting to arrest Henry Por
ter, a desperate negro gambler of
Sparks, da., M. J. Kinard was shot hi
the right, hand and arm and J. J. Klrby
who tried to assist Marshal llluard was
Tho negro opened the on Kiuard and
Klrby as they approached Mm. Kin
ard's right, hand was badly shattered,
and then Klrby received his wound
and fell dead at Kinnrd's side. Kinard
picked ut Ids pistol with his left, hand
and snot the negro three times, The
negro lull several times; but escaped to
ft nearby swamp.
Special trains with dogs from Nash
ville and Tifton arrived and ran the
trail to Adel, where It was lost. About
100 men are hcourlng the country. If
caught he w ill be lynched.
Judgo Sentence jMrkminnud lilt Wife to
Theodore nnd Laura Jackson, the
latter best known In the United States
by the name of Anna Odellu Diss Do ltar
wero found guilty by a jury In the old
London llailey on charges of immoral
practices and fraud. The judge at
once Imposed sentences of fifteen and
seven years' penal servitude upon Jack
son and Ills reputed wife, respectively.
Tho prisoners listened to the passing
of sentence in evident nstoulsmeut,
but niaiued silence. As the judge fin
ished Jackson turned from thu prison
er's dock and walled down the steps.
"Swauil,"nh the woman, head of the
so-called theocratic unity, has latterly
called herself, smiled, bowed to tho
judge and court, nnd followed her male
companion to where olllcers were wait
ing to take them to prison.
Lincoln roitnfllcn Hiiiiihhl.
Postmaster Rushuell of Lincoln was
in Washington recently nnd had an in
terview with President Roosevelt. Col.
W. II. Michael, chief clerk in the statu
department, is said to havo presented
Mr. Ihishnell to the president.
Referring to the Hushuell case two
members of the Nebraska delegation
uro reported to have expressed the
opinion that Mr. Hush noil's quest must
provo utterly fruitless ns will bo the
case with every non-favored candidate
who seeks to antagonize the combined
action of tho senators nnd representa
tives in favor of a new man. Tho
president has said repeatedly that
whero tho two senators of a state come
to him agreed upon a candidate for any
ofllcc in their state he will appoint,
throwing the responsibility on them.
In tho Ihishnell case Congressman Ilur
kett moved tho appointment of Mr.Sizer
Senators Dietrich und Millard seconded
tho motion nnd the president declared
tho question carried. Tho fact that
Mr. ltushnell has made a good record
in tho Lincoln postoflice will avail him
nothing in this case. Senators Millard
and Dietrich arc working in perfect
harmony in matters of patronage.
Secretary Ougt, to Itcdgu.
It is Secretary Gage's plan to relin
quish the treasury portfolio ns soon as
President Roosevelt can find it succes
sor, and ho has so informed tho presl
dent. Secretary Gatre will be relieved
before spring. Tho president haH done
all ho could do to dissuade Secretary
Gago from retiring, and will probably
continue to use his efforts in ttiat di
rection. Secretary Gage's determina
tion to retire was kown to the presi
dent some time ago.
"What I may or may not docvenutu
ally I am not prepared to bay now,"
said tho secretary, "but I cau bay that
tho relations between tho president
and myself aro perfectly cordial. He
wonui no almost anything I wish nnd I
would do ulraost anything ho might
Invlowcf the repeated publications
of lato to the general effect that Secre
tary Hay is about to retire, ft state
ment is given with full authority,
touching this subject, substantially to
tho effect that Secretary Hay does not
now contemplate retirement from the
Killed Thlrty-ilvo Coyotes.
Jim Landers, who lives eleven miles
south of Ablcno, holds tho champoin
ship of Dickinson county, Kansas, as n
coyote catcher. Mr. Landers has cap
turcd thirtyllvo ho far this winter,
having killed ten of them last week.
Ho has flvo fleet grey hounds ami a
.bulldog. Tho greyhounds bay the coy
ote, the bulldog is carried on horse
back, nnd when they arrive at the
scene of action tho bulldog is dropped
to tho ground nud tho coyote soon ex
pires. Iloino Hcitroyed by Fire.
Word reached Dubois Pa., of a terri
ble holocaust that occurred about three
miles from Summervllle. Jofferbon
county. Tho homo home of John Ash
baugh, a farmer, wa destroyed by flro
and four persons wero burned to death.
Ono other is burned in such a manner
that recovery Is very doubtful aud
four others are seriously burned aud
The uffair happened at an early hour
in the mording nud tho tiro was un
doubtedly caused by an overheated
Kny Nrhtt-y Wn TSnl In Connnnnil tj
Sunt lit en.
The objection of Admiral Sampson to
that portion of Admiral Dewey's report
of the Seh ley court of inquiry In which
he says Admiral Seh ley was In com
mand at the buttle of .Santiago and en
titled to the credit for the victory was
filed with Secretary Long. The docu
ment was brought to the navy depart
ment by Mr, E. S. Theall, the counsel
for Admiral Sampson, and handed to
the secretary. It Is as follows:
Sir: As counsel for Rear Admlanl
Sampson we have the honor to request
lint the department for Hie reasons
below state, strike out or disepprovo
that portion of Admiral Dewey's opln
ion tiled in connection with the pro
ceedings of tlie Schley court of Inquiry
In which he states his views to bo that
Commodore Schley was In absolute
command lit the naval battle of Santi
ago. l-('ominiidore Schley was not In
command tit that battle.
I IThe president, of the United
States and navy department had decid
ed that Admiral Sampson was hi com
mand at that, battle and Commodore
Schley second In command.
Ill The question as to who com
mnnded at Santiago was not referred
to the court for consideration and evi
dence, bearing on the point was exclud
ed. IV Commotio re Schley was not hi
command at. that battle.
(a) The disposition of the forces at
the beglulngof the battle, according
to Commodore Schley's own statement,
places Admiral Sampson in command.
IteoprnhiR l tho'Hchlcy Cnne. Vory I.lknly
to He Denied.
Judge Advocate Lcmty and Solicitor
Hannti submitted to Secretary Long
their report, upon the bill of objections
tiled by Admiral Schley, through his
counsel, to the findings of tho Schloy
court of inquiry. In substance this
report is nn argument supplementary
to the argument made by tho writers
before the court of inquiry. Tho prin
cipal points aro an instance upon their
contention that, the Urst report Is the
unanimous report of the court of in
quiry; that the court was justified hi
rejecting. Admiral Schley's evidence
by the number of witnesses who took
issues with him and that there is no
sutllclent reason for a reopening of thu
case as requested by Admlanl Sehley.
Two men cremated nnd another
frightfully burned about tho lower
part of his body, and tho destruction
of locomotives ami ears was Uio out
come of a rear end collision of two
south-bound special jrcigut trains on
the Northwestern railroad at Little
The first train, hi charge, of Conduc
tor Green and Engineer Oliver' had
reached Little Suamlco When Oliver
stopped his train on tho main track to
take water. The night was frosty but
clear. Suddenl ft headlight of the
special iwhind shot out from ft curve,'
near the depot, and n few seconds later
the collision occurred.
Verdict for Half u Million.
The jury In the Doylc-lturns mining
suit nt Council RltiffH, in which James
Doyle asks for a million dollars iu
stock and dividends of tho Portland
Mining company, returned n verdict
awarding the plaintiff 8145,022.73.'
Horns' attorneys at onco gave notice
for ft now trial, and will argue the case
Tho verdict decides that Rnrns and
Doyle entered iu tt contract in 1802 by
which each should havo share and
share alike In all claims that bail at
that time been acquired or they shouli'
In the future acquire.
Hall of Tarn to be Bold.
The place In which the Irish kings
wero crowned, th6 historic hall ofj
Tarn, has been offered at auction. A
wealth of legendary interest clusters
about tno spot, and that the monarchs
of Ireland were crowned there from
II. C, to CO A. 1). Thcru were only two
bidders when tho place was offered at
auction, nnd tho highest bid was 2,020
nonnds. and it has been reserved for
Criiclmnen Hccuro 111, (500.
The safe In the county treasurer's
ofllce at Atwood.Kas., was blown open
and about 81,500 taken. Although tho
ofllecrs were on tho ground in less
than ten minutes after the explosion,
not tho slightest cluo has yet been
found, Tho Manhattan bloodhounds
havo been sent for and are on tho road.
The county commissioners will offer a
substantial reward for the capture of
Woiuun DefoniU Hernelf.
Near Varnvllle, Hampton county,
S.. C, Mrs. John Philips killed her hus
band, who, It is said, in a drunken
condition had attempted to take the
Hfo of Mrs. Phillips and her son.
Phillips fired at tho woman, who fled
Into the yard whero sliu seized an nxo
and killed him instantly. The coron
er's jury exonerated Mrs. Phillips.
John Ro1erts of Lawton, Old., shot
and killed George and John Higgln
bottom, brothers, aud probably fafally
wounded their father, G. A. Hlggin
bottom, as tho result of a quarrel over
over tho tlUUlon of a quantity of hay.
Charles Moore, a hotel keeper at Hot
Springs, Ark,, shot and instantly killed
James A. Garner and mortally wounded
William Gamer, his' brother. Tho
trni'edv was tho result of a nuarrcl.
Moore gave himself up, claiming BclfrJ
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