Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, April 05, 1906, Image 2

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    The Valentine Democrat
Valentine , Neb.
1. M. Rice. Publisher
Iowa Field is in Doubt Union Leader
Predicts Operators Will Yield
Southwest is Not Hopeful All
Work Has Ceased.
A Des Moines , la. , special says : Immediately
mediately after receiving- word of fa
vorable action on the Perry resolution
nt Indianapolis the joint conference
" Iowa miners and operators in ses-
Bion here agreed to undertake the ad
justment of a new scale and contract.
A joint committee was appointed and
asked to report Tuesday. The old
scale expired Saturday night and Icwa
mines will be .shut down pending an
agreement , the miners furnishing
enough men to protect the mines.
It is understood that the miners will
nsk a 5.55 per cent increase , but
"whether this demand will be granted
by the operators or not it is generally
believed an amicable settlement will
be reached because both parties are
anxious for an early resumption of
The national convention of United
Inline Workers of America adjourned
sine die at Indianapolis , Ind. , Friday
after authorizing the national and dis
trict officers to sign a wage agreement
with any coal operators who would
agree to pay the scale of 1903 or its
equivalent for a period of two years.
This is an advance of 5.55 per cent
in wages in Illinois , Indiana , Ohio and
western Pennsylvania and all other
districts except the southwest , com
posed of Missouri , Kansas. Texas , Ar
kansas and Indian Territory , where
an advance of ? cents per ton Is de
manded , as the 1903 scale is practi
cally in force in that district. The
convention declined an offer made by
the operators of Illinois , Indiana and
Ohio to submit the wage differences
to arbitration. Where a coal operator
owns mines in different districts the
scale must be signed for all the prop
erties at the same time before any
will be allowed to run.
The action of the convention will
bring out of the mines of the country
immediately 509,500 men in the an-
tracite and bituminous fields. These
-will remain on strike until settlements
have been signed by districts or with
Individual operators.
President Mitchell said he believed
one-half of the tonnage of Illinois , In
diana. Ohio and western Pennsylvania
would sign very soon.
Xo Light Is Shed On the Minneapolis
Instead of clearing the mystery of
the murder of six Bulgarians in a Min-
aieapolis dwelling the arrest in Duluth
of ten persons on suspicion has only
deepened the mystery. It was be-
lived that those now iiv custody were
in some way connected with the crime.
This suspicion was confirmed in a way
during the later developments of the
case Thursday night , when it was
learned by the police that six hunt
ing knives were sold by the Kelly
Hardware Company of Duluth to
foreigners one day last week.
An employe of the company has left
for Minneapolis for the purpose of.
( identifying the hunting knives found
in the house where the crime was
Miners Rescued After Being Entomb
ed 20 Days.
At Lens. France , fourteen of the
1,200 miners who were entombed in the
coal mines at Courrieres twenty days
ago were taken from the mine alive
and well Friday. They had lived on
hay found in one 'of the underground
) stables , and morsels of food which
ithey took into the mine.
All attempts to rescue the entombed
men was abandoned more than two
'weeks ago.
He Stole for Many Years.
Joseph P. Tinney , a note teller In
the National Bank of North America ,
at New York , was arrested and ar
raigned in police court Friday on the
charge of stealing $34,000. The al
leged peculations , it is charged , have
been going on for twenty-five years. s
Fire at Moscow , Idaho. I
The main building of the University tl
of Idaho at Moscow was completely , tlt
; destroyed by flre early Friday. One to
tman was asleep in the building , but E
' escaped injury. a
Sioux City Live Stock Market.
Friday's quotations on the Sioux
City live stock market follow : Butch- P
jer steers , $4.15 @ 5.25. Top hogs , ci
J6.27& . rr
Labor Wins Big Victory.
A London special says : TI- govern
1 ment has surrendered to the labor a <
1e e party on the trades dispute bill. The Ii
'foil ' ! passed Its second reading Friday , si
1456 to 55. It siej
provides complete im- est
'munity for trades union funds. ejB <
_ _ _ ,
May Use Polish Language. B
Under orders from St. Petersburg ,
the inspectors of schools will permit
( the use of Polish as the language of di
n dib
< instruction in all the schools and uni b
versities of Poland. 51
Suspension Begins Saturday In Both
Great Fields.
Representatives of Iowa , operators
and miners , held a joint meeting
at Des Moines Friday for the purpose
of declaring a suspension of work in
I Iowa mines for sixty days , to become
effective Saturday , when the present
agreement expires. The suspension
will throw about 34,000 m n out of
employment and cause a seriwts short
age of coal. {
Iowa operators , however , still see
hope of avoiding a prolonged suspen
sion. They said at Des lolnes Thurs
day night that If the Jniners' conven
tion at Indianapolis sliould rescind the
Ryan resolution prohibiting a settle
ment in any district except when a ba
sis is fixed for all districts , and should
accept the offer of a 5.55 per cent ad
vance made by the Pennsylvania bitu
minous interests , they would make the
same offer to prevent a shut-down in
Secretary Perry , for the Iowa min
ers , said that if a contract should be
signed in Pennsylvania every other op
erator would be offered a contract
based upon this.
The operators of Iowa Thursday de
cided to offer arbitration as a last ef
fort to prevent a prolonged shut-down.
Over 14,000 mine workers and 326
mines in Iowa are involved.
Iowa miners have a strike fund of
At Indianapolis , Ind. , the joint meet
ings of the bituminous coal operators
and miners of the central competitive
district , composed of western Pennsyl
vania , Ohio , Indiana and Illinois and
ot the southwestern district , composed
of Missouri , Kansas , Texas , Arkansas ,
Oklahoma and Indian Territory , reach
ed a final disagreement Thursday on
the wage scale to go into effect at the
expiration of the present scale on April
1 , and the conference of the central
district adjourned sine die , while the
joint scale committee of the south
western district decided to report a
disagreement to the joint conference
of that district at once. It is expected
that this conference will at once ad
journ sine die without an agreement.
The action of the two conferences
will directly cause the suspension from
work after Saturday of 178,000 min
ers unless something unforeseen , like
submission of the differences to arbi
tration , should intervene and indirect
ly will affect 206,500 more miners , not
including its effect on 150,000 miners
in the anthracite field , who Thursday
night were ordered to suspend work
Eleven Thousand Arrived in Xe\v
York Thursday.
Over 11,000 immigrants arrived in
the harbor of Xew York Thursday on
board seven steamships from Euro
pean ports.
This number is the record for a sin
gle day which has been made thus far
during the annual spring inrush of
Ellis island , where the immigrants
are examined and either rejected or
admitted to the United States , can care |
for less than half of Thursday's ar
rivals , its limit being 5,000 daily.
Those who cannot be landed will be
kept 1 in the harbor on their steamers
until later in the week.
These immigrants include the fol
lowing nationalities : English. Irish ,
Germans , Swedes , Hungarians , Ital
ians , Portuguese and Russians.
Arrests in Connection with Minneapo
lis Tragedy.
A Duluth , Minn. , special says : The
police have arrested eleven foreigners
believed to have come from the j
"house of murder" in Minneapolis. All t
are well supplied with money.
The leader of the men arrested here
is Kuzman Sckuloff. Sckuloff admit
ted to Chief Troyer that he is the man
who rented the Minneapolis house and
took the party there , but maintains
everything was all right when he left I
there with the party.
The police have in custody eight
men , two boys and one woman. Some
are Bulgarians and some Macedon
ians. None speak English to any great ti
Five Overcome by Gas.
Ignorant of the mechanism of a gas
fixture , a family of Austrian immi a
grants , who recently arrived at Phil o
adelphia , Pa. , was overcome by illu e
minating gas Wednesday night in a s1
tenement house. Schaye Weistein , S
father , died Thursday , and his Avife S
and three daughters are said to be b
Great Revival for Chicago.
An evangelical revival that will h
sweep Chicago with a wave of religious w
awakening was planned by the Union P-
Evangelist committee , of Chicago , in 11
the First Methodist church. All Pro ei
testant ( denominations are to be asked eioJ
< aid in the calling to Chicago of
Evangelists Torrey and Alexander for
series of revival meetings.
$200,000 Fire at Dover. X. H. tl
At Dover , N. H. , the Masonic tem cc
ple , the largest business block in the ci
city , was destroyed by flre Thursday ce
morning , entailing a loss of $200,000. se
Great Irrigation Project.
The United States government has
accepted the offer of the Washington bl
Irrigation Company to sell the Sunnyst
side canal and lateral works , the larggr
private Irrigation system in the se
northwest , located in Yakima and he
Benton Counties , Wash. , for 5250,000. pe
Fire at Fort Worth.
Th wholesale Wadsworth-Cameron
drug house at Foil Worth , Tex. , has sa
been totally destroyed by fire. Loss , wl
J10C.OOC ; insurance , $95,006. $1
Havoc of Xorth Platte Flood In
A Denver , Colo. , special Pays : Wyo
ming is experiencing the worst floods
in recent years , according to dispatch
es from Cheyenne and other points
received here Wednesday night. The
Platte River from the Colorado to the
Nebraska line , a distance of 500 miles ,
is running over its banks and flooding
the adjacent country. Nearly all the
streams in the state are floods. Re
ports of missing ranchmen , damage
to ranch and other property and
drowning of live stock are being re-
.ceived. The railroads are having diffi
culty in traversing the flood territory.
The floods are due to melting snow.
In the eastern portion of Colorado
snov- and rain fell Wednesday night.
At Casper , Wyo. , the Xorth Platte
River has been rising at an alarming
rate for forty-eight hours. The great
dam at Colva , erected by the reclama
tion service as a temporary construc
tion to divert the waters of the river
while the Pathfinder dam is being
built , has been washed away and
its loss will seriously interrupt the
completion of the government enter
Although the heavy rains of the
last few days had caused much appre
hension among residents of this part
of Wyoming , none was prepared for
the overthrow of such a piece of en
gineering as the huge dam. When
the waters swept through the immense
masonry many workmen barely es
caped with their lives.
The dam had been built at a cost of
nearly $100,000. The steel bridge
built by the government six miles below -
low the dam at Pathfinder was also
carried away.
Small cabins , barns and property of
all descriptions are floating down on
the swollen stream , which is spreading
over the lowlands and causing great
loss to stockmen and ranchmen. Miles
upon miles of lowlands are flooded ,
and it is feared much stock may have
been drowned.
A report from Lander says that 300
sheep belonging to Charles Souther
which were housed in a large shed
were drowned and swept away.
Fearful Tragedj * Occurs in Italian
Lodging House in Minneapolis.
A Minneapolis , Minn. , special says :
The bodies of six Italian laborers were
found in a room in Tenth Avenue ear
ly ] "Wednesday. Neighbors called the
police , who entered the shack and
found the bodies of the men literally
stabbed to pieces.
Four murderous dirks of a razor-
like keeness were found. All the bod-
les were dressed as laborers. The
house was an Italian lodging place.
The men apparently had been dead for
two days.
Xone was identified , and none of
the residents in the neighborhood ad
mits a knowledge of the affair.
The shanty' where the tragedy occurred
curred was rented to nine Italians.
Avho are believed by the police to have
constituted a Mafia or "black hand"s
Hi h License Will Force Five Thou <
sand to Close. -
A Columbus , O. , dispatch says : Be
tween 10.000 and 15,000 men will be
thrown out of employment by the en
forcement of the Aiken $1,000 liquor 1
tax law just passed.
Five thousand proprietors of saloons
that will close and 2,500 bartenders
will be made idle. Bakers and brew
ery employes lalso \ \ suffer. I
It is estimated the gain in the state's
revenue will be $3,450,000.
Joe Miller , legislative agent for the
breweries ) , is authority for the state
ment that between 10,000 and 15,000
people will lose their jobs by the closing - s
ing of the saloons. e
eS ev
Tells of Doodling : . S
The man who gave his name as Jas. S
Howard , when he was arrested in e
Vienna last October f"or robbing a depositor -
positor at the tellers' window of a
bank there , admitted to the judge be
fore who'm he was arraigned his identity
tity was Joseph Killoran , an American }
postofllce and bank robber. fi
Fast Trains In Collision. a
The California limited , westbound , P
and the Atlantic express , eastbound. c
on the Santa Fe railway , met in head
end collision at Cosnino. near Flag
staff , Ariz. , Tuesday evening. No per
son ( was killed or seriously injured. v
Several : passengers were slightly
May Check Gas Well Fire. r
A sixth attempt made Wednesday to st
hood the big gas well at Caney , Kan. ,
was partially successful. A six-inch
pipe was lowered into the blaze and
the flame now bursts from the upper O
end of the pipe and rises to a height Si
150 feet. olai
Death Sentences Commuted.
At Chita , East Siberia , Gov. Gen.
Rennenkampff Thursday commuted
the : sentences of death imposed by 01
courtmartial on thirteen postal offi 01m
cials who had participated In the re Ifl
cent strike to various terms of penal re
servitude. ev
Village Slipping Into Sea.
The village of Muehlheim , near Co-
olenz , Germany , is threatened with destruction - | P
struction by a hill which has been _
gradually slipping into the valley for fO
several days. Up to this time 150 , d
louses have been damaged and 300 im
3ersons rendered homeless. de
Robbers Loot Kansas Bank.
Robbers early Tuesday wrecked the
afe of the Bank of Bentley , Kan. , >
vith dynamite and escaped with cii
I1.500. ; he
Admits Taking Eight Thousand Dollars -
lars Assistant Cashier Mead of
Beemer Bank Acknowledges Big
Assistant Cashier Mead , of the
Beemer State Bank of Beemer , has
made an open confession in writing
over his own signature that a deft-
ciency in the cash reserves of that
bank was due to his defalcation of
the round sum of $8,300. Furthermore -
more , in the same manner he con
fessed that approximately $ S,000 of
this money had passed into the hands
of a stranger who represented him
self to be a member of the Chicago
board of trade and that the money
was taken in small amounts , an even
$100 or some multiple thereof , at a
time covering a period of several
years. That by a skillful manipulation
of the totals in the ledger account of
certificates of deposit he had succeed
ed in hiding this defalcation from time
to time when the bank was undergo
ing examination. l
The active ofiicers of the bank be
came aware of a mysterious discrepan
cy in the reserves of the bank early in
January last following the examina
tion 1 by State Examiner .Emmett. but
felt no particular alarm as to the actual
ual fact about this sum appearing to
be short , trusting it would prove nothing
ing : more serious than a clerical er
Examiner Emmett returned Friday
to make sure of the facts , but Mr.
Mead cut matters short by making a
clean breast of the matter. The di
rectors of the bank immediately made
good if every dollar of the defalcation ,
after allowing for some property be
longing to Mr. Mead turned over ty
the bank. They have placed the
young man in the hands of the law to
be dealt with according to the neces
sities of his case.
Mr. Mead was raised in that com
munity , and his parents are highly
respected people , and the whole com
munity is deeply stirred with sympa
thy for the boy and his parents.
State Geologist Says Prospects for
Fuel Are Good.
State Geologist Barber visited Peru
Thursday and inspected the new coal
mine on Honey creek , south of that
town. Mr. Barber found the vein
measured thirty-eight Inches and pro
nounced the coal of good quality. He
said Peru's mine was the best out
look for coal he had seen in Nebraska.
A lump weighing sixty pounds was
taken back with the geologist. While
the party was inspecting the mine j
the men digging the coal knocked ;
down a piece of coal weighing close to j
600 pounds. The miners have tuii- j -
neled back about fifty feet already. j
Wreck on Great Northern. |
The Great Northern had a wreck
'Thursday night about four miles north
of Fremont , smashing the commissary
car and derailing several others. A
soft track was the cause of it. Time
keeper , Frank Kdmiston and Cool : i
Oswald Grunken , the only persons in .
the car , escaped by jumping and were
considerably bruised. There were
'about seventy-five laborers in the cars j
at the rear who escaped with nothing j
" -vorse than a shaking up. ;
- i
Duck Hunter Injured. j
Henry Egelback , living near Brock. |
met } with a serious accident while out I
hunting ducks. He was shooting a
llS . 8 shotgun and one of the shells
seemed to be heavier loaded than ! "
common. When he fired it exploded , I Cl
blowing ) the stock of the gun completely - i
pletely off , breaking Mr. Egelbacks' j
right arm in two places and left a bad i
flesh wound. j t
I ti
Japanese Return to Work.
Forty-five Japanese who have been
spending the winter in Kansas return
ed the latter part of last week and j
will work on the steel gang west of I
Sutherland. Between that point and j p
Sidney about GOO Japs will be employ- j
ed in laying the new steel on the main : p
'tine of the Union Pacific. '
Ilarrington-Crofton Line.
The contractors for building the ai
extension : of the Chicago , St. Paul , | tl
Minneapolis and Omaha railroad j ! y
from Harington to Crofton. fifteen and j oj
half miles , will commence work in j In
few days and the road will be completed - I
pleted in time to move the .small grain
crop : early this fall.
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To Enlarge Tekamah Depot. i re
News from the headquarters of disc ]
vision superintendent confirms the repz ;
port that the Northwestern railroad : Cl
will in the immediate future enlarge j
the Tekamah depot by an addition of j
thirty feet , and remodel the present I
rooms. < Electric lights will be in- ! jn
stalled. " i
m :
To Be Sent to an Asylum. j li
John Schwaarting , living near
Oakdale , was brought before the in
sanity board at Neligh on complaint'
his son that he was an inebriate , i co
and he will probably be t--ent to the j rn.
asylum. j th :
Xcw Club House. j
Contractors have commenced work j
the new home of the York Commercial - j
mercial club , which will be one of the ' n
finest ] and best in the west. The !
rooms will be large and will have I
svery convenience. _ .
Death Was Accidental. /
The coroner's jury at O'Neill completed - '
pleted the inquest held upon the rera |
nains of Dr. S. F. Hunt , killed in the } us
railroad yards Friday evening and { Nt
'ound that the deceased came to his ' Ho
Jeath while attempting to board a fci
noving train and that death was acci-
Water Bonds Sustained. J.
A Gibbon special says : The fightjtr
ver the water works bonds was dethi [ [
sided In court at Kearney in favor cf j r
bonds. Iff
Child Left Alone Pours Oil on Stove
and Is Dead When Found.
While the mother was out on a
shopping expedition , the little 4-year-
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira
Bonebright , living at Cortland. poured
kerosene on the cook stove and was
burned to death.
Mrs. Bonebright had left her two
children , one less than a year old ,
and the other 4 years old. alone in
the house. During her absence the
older of the two secured a can contain
ing I kerosene oil and poured its con
tents Ii into the cook stove. ' The oil
ignited i and set fire to the child's
clothing with the result that she wa ?
burned to death. The little one's
charred and blackened body , on which
there was not a stitch of clothing , was
found lying near the stove by Mrs.
Bonebright upon her return home.
The other tot was playing around the
room as though nothing had hap
Escaped Prisoner Is Brought Back
from Washington.
A Neligh special says : Sheriff J. D.
Miller has returned from Spokane ,
Wash. , with an escaped prisoner ,
Frank Donner. who was convicted of
cattle stealing last year and who es
caped from the jail in this city before
being taken to the penitentiary. He
was wounded in a fracas at a little
town near Spokane and was taken tea
a hospital , recognized and informa
tion sent here which led to his rear-
rest and return.
His escape from the jail here was
somewhat sensational. He removed
an iron bar from the wall of the brick
jail and walked out , about noon , into
the country , where he was aided in
his escape by a young man of his ac
quaintance. He is in a serious con
dition anil has to have his wound
treated daily. This time he will prob
ably be more carefully guarded.
Biilk-t Mueller Fired Into Child Wife
Struck a Rib.
A Norfolk special states that all
three of the victims of August Mueller ,
who shot his wife and her parents in
Stanton County Thursday , will recov
By marvelous good.fortune the bul
let which Mueller pumped into the
breast ot" his child wife , struck a rib
and was- diverted from entering the
lungs , glancing off and plowing I
around the surface of her body , so that '
she has every chance to live. I i
Fred llohneke , her father , was | !
shot in a very vital spot , but he. too. | j
will live unless blood poisoning should .
set in. I
Mueller is still in jail at Stanton ,
and twenty-seven more shot were ex
tracted from his neck.
Raid on Gambling.
Bloomfield is agog over the raiding
of a gambling room by the sheriff of
Knox County at nearly midnight Sat- [ I
urday. Accompanied by Mayor
Harms and Councilman Neff , the sheriff - <
iff 5 ] entered the gambling room conducted - | '
ducted by John and Jim Hosteller , j I
Ten \ persons were arrested on the
charge of gambling- . Two other places
were to be i aided , but they got
"wine. "
\ViIl olrnjghtcr : a Creek.
A intiss meeting was held at Papili- '
ion by the citizens of the east end of
the county to consider the matter of
straightening the Papillion creek. It
was decided to go ahead with the
work. A committee was appointed to
make estimates of the work and report - i
port ; 't tl'e next meeting .which will '
be he'.d April ! ) .
Ili.c Lund Deal.
One of the largest land sales made
in Xfbr-iska ; this year has just been
closed by a real estate agent at Gib
bon. The principal part of the land
consisted of what is known as the j
Merritt ram-h near Lexington. This , I
together witlvother lands. ma\Ie a to1
tel acroagtof o.HOO acres. The con
sideration $79,500.
Farm Hand Arrested.
E. Piper , a farm hand from Madi
son , and T. O. Bottechcr. an ice chop
per , from that nlace wpr < * arrested at
Xcrfolk and pent back to Madison on '
the charge of stealing $57.50 from
Phillip Knapp , Pipper's employer.
Tokmuah Woman Dies Suddenly.
Mrs : J. C. Smith , a prominent wom
an of Tekamah. wife of J. C. Smith , !
the hardware merchant , died sudden- ,
at her home Wednesday from hem- '
nrrhagp of the brain , after a two '
Alc"icd I-'orgcr Arrested.
t' Bauman received a telegram -
from Aikansas City. Kan. , of the arrest - .
rest r.t that place of Isaac N. Diskin- .
son. who ! < ? wanted at Fremont for
pa.-.sfnp : a forced check for $21.10 on
L'h-.ules Hacker.
r iul Dead in His Home.
Ilibort .McCormick was found dead
his hous-e at Papillion. Mr. McCor-j .
niclvis never married , was well off , of "
nviittl r nice property in town and t
ia.d nioni-y in bank.
Vsi I Us Thumb. ' .J
Ceorc * Flagan. a prosperous Tork
o'.inty fa'cr. . met with an unfortu51
iut aaciil-nt Jn the loss of the right
hb .sl llo Ciillingvood on Lincoln of
Tair Dates.
7-0 T r"v/n county fair will be held PIai
rort'r > ber 26. 27 and 28. This aibt
air lias ! > eo- * held annually for a
r cf year ? , with increasing in-
P :
irrrrs Swept Away.
A special from Chadron says : Heavy
ain ; ; have fallen for two days on the
ipreslatts Klver , and in western J.
Cebra--a. and "U'yoming there Is a
lood. ccrrylr.cbridges and houses be- OT
ITn : Iars at Tekamah.
n- % r ine-f.i - " 1
store of T.
Freir. cf Tekamahas robbed Ca
riuay ii' ht. Entrance was gained
irough the rear window. The value * °
the < Ls talien will not exceed
i ; _ o. ch
th :
13CO Edmoml of Woodstock. Earl of
Kent , beheaded.
1321) College of France founded.
1549 Thomas Seymour , Lord High Ad
miral of England , beheaded.
15.T Archbishop Cranmer burned at Ox
lJO'r ( Queen Elizabeth diedl Succeeded
by James I.
1730 British Parliament prohibited Brit
ish subjects lending money to for
eigners' .
1744 France dec-la red war against Eng
177G Washington's 'triumphal entry into
Boston Congress authorized em
ployment of privateers.
17S2 Spain acknowledged independence ?
of the United States.
1S01 Paul I. . Emperor of Russia , assas
sinated. Succeeded by Alexander I-
1S04 Duke of Enghien shot by order of
1SOS Murat entered Madrid.
1814 Battle of Tarbes.
1813 The "Hundred Days Treaty" of
A'ienna concluded by England , Aus
tria , llussia and Prussia.
1S19 Augustus P. Kotzebue , Germait
dramatist , assassinated.
1S21 Xaples ocupied by Austrian army-
1823 Abdication of Sturbide.
IS29 Duel between Wellington and Win-
IS31 Insurrection of slaves ia island of
1839 Ami-Corn Law league formed.
1848 Abdication of King of Bavaria.
1849 Raditzky defeated the Sardinians
ait battle of Xovara.
1854 Two earthquake shocks felt at Macon -
con , Ga.
I860 Cession of Savoy and Nice to-
France by treaty of Turin.
1802 Gen. Shields defeated "Stonewall' ' "
Jackson at Kernstown , Va.
ISG7 Winter Garden theater burned itt1
Xew York Labor riots renewed in.
France Gathering of Fenians at
St. Albans , Vt.
ISGS Earthquake shock at San Fran.-fT
cisco. J , J $
1871 Marriage of Princess Louise andu
Marquis of Lome French Assem
bly removed from Bordeaux to Ver
1875 j Destructive tornado in Georgia.
1877 John ] ) . Lee executed for complic
ity in Mountain Meadow massacre.
1878 i Paul Boynton swam the Straitc
of Gibraltar in five hours and five-
1881 Candahar surrendered to Ameer
Rahman Boer war ended ; British-
terms accepted Potchefstroom sur
rendered to the Boers.
1883 Destructive floods in Halifax.
1885 Earthquake shocks felt in Panama.
and Aspinwall Arabs defeated at
1SSG City of Helena , Ark. , nearly de-
stroj'ed by fire Steamer Carthage
passed through Suez canal at night
by electric light Kansas City
switchmen's strike ended. . . . Great
strikes in Belgium.
1SS9 Chi f Justice Fuller's daughter
eloped with Matt Aubrey.
1891 Prince Napoleon burned at Turin.
St. Pauls Episcopal church at
Xew Orleans burned.
1893 Bering sea court of arbitration as
sembled at Paris.
1895 German Reichstag rejected propos
al to send birthday congratulations
to Bismarck Sixty miners killed
by explosion at Evanston , Wyo. . . .
Attempted assassination of Li Hung :
Chang at Sirnonoaeki , Japan Chi
nese-Japanese peace conference b
gun at Shimonoseki.
1897 Blockade of Crete began.
1905 Fifty-eight persons killed by boiler-
explosion at Brockton , Mass.
Steel TrnKtK' BI r Earnings.
The report of the United States steel'
orporation ( for 1905 shows an increase-
over $4U.OOO,000 in net earnings , or &
total of nearly $120,000,000. The total
undivided surplus on Dec. 31 was $84-
738,450. The gross receipts reached tke-
vase . ' total of $585,331.736. There was de
cided improvement in the export trade , ,
both ! as to quantity and price. In defense-
the practice of selling to foreign cu-
tomers at lower prices than those prevail
ing at home , the report says that in thl -
wav surplus stocks are disposed of , thus
preventing increase ia cost of production
and the shutting down of works. The num
ber of employes increased to 180,158. Dur
ing the year 32.250 employes subscribed ,
for 23,989 shares of preferred stock at
The Chnrcli In Insurance.
Rev. E. F. Blanchard of Paterson , N-
, writing to the Christian Work of tk
recently exposed rascality in the insur
ance companies , says that the underlying
motive of present-day insurance is unChristian -
Christian , namely , selfishness , or the en
richment ( of a few promoters. He advo
cates a system of Christian insurance as
ane of the needs of the times. Its pur
poses would be to help people out in th * \ \
iard places of life. lie suggests that
churches , adopt a system of benefits far *
ir people.