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1'IIE NORFOLK NBWftt FRIDAY , MAIiCTI l'i,1 0i
Conference on Cuba Adjourns
With Nothing Achieved.
" * * * *
BIDLEY OFFERS A COMPROMISE ,
Proposes Reciprocity Arrangement to
Last Until Dec. 1 , 1903 Advocates
of Pending Measure Win What Ap
pears to De Slight Victory.
"Washington , Murch 12. The fourth
conference of the house Republicans
on the reciprocity question wn fruitless -
less , the conference adjourning at mid
night until next Tuesday. The victory
was with the advocates of reciprocity ,
as the motion to uiljourn was carried
ftftor n motion < o amend the motion t < t
make it a sine dlo adjournment hn < l
been voted down. Th motion to ad
journ \M S nuido by Speaker Hender
son and the opponents of .reciprocity
claimed uftw the adjournment that
nontn of their friends did not care to
offend the speaker by Mocllnltrg to
becd lila 7 > peal for a further confer
ence. Kanllqr In the evening the op
ponents of reciprocity luid Insisted on
a vote last nlRlit upon the main propo
sition. The HCBRlon last night was a
stormy one. Mr Slbluy < V PoJimiylva-
nia offered a compronilso proposition
for a reciprocal nrrangomoat to last
until Dec. 1 , 1903 , which ho clalmeil
Jmd the approval anQ endorsement ol
Trcsldcnt Hotwovolt. Tie al o said lit
hail nKsurancos that If the benne Kraut
cd n 20 per cent concession the HcnaU
Would not IncreaBo It.
BRINGS IN SUGAR TRUST.
IThayer Proposes Committee to Investi
gate , but Is Voted .Down.
"Washington. March 12. The house
yesterday juitorod on the .consideration
of a\o \ postofllco appropriation bill ,
font , as usnal , during general debate on
an-aiijvroprlatlou 1)111 the .members Avho
fipoke devoted themselves to < wory-
thins except .the bill before the "bouse.
ICarly In tUo day Thaycr ( Mass , ) at
tempted to take advantage of the 01-
Tlsion among the Republicans on the
eubjcct of. reciprocity by bringing for
ward n resolution to Investigate rc-
porta that the sugar trust would bo the
chief beneficiary of Cuban reciprocity.
Jlo Itrjed to overturn a decision of the
epeak'er In order to secure action on
Lls resolution , but the Republicans
cnmo up solidly against such u course
and ho was checkmated. IJrantley , a
Georgia Democrat , made a speech in
Jaror of Cuban reciprocity , and Meyer ,
a l oulslana Democrat , one against It.
Hill ( Conn. ) made BO mo remarks on
liis monetary bill. The feature of the
day. however , was a speech by Burle-
eon , attacking Secretary Hay for de >
dining to request the Ilrltlsh author
ities to furnish passports to go through
thn British lines to Rev. Hiram W.
Thomas and wife , who desire to go to
South Africa to distribute Doer relief
lunds collected in Illinois.
Illtt ( Ills. ) , chairman of the foreign
Affairs committee , made a spirited re
ply to Durleson , charging the Texas
member with attempting to prejudge
the case before the evidence was In.
llitt pointed out that relief funds could
be distributed through the Red Crosser
or the American consuls and added
.that It was eontrnrv to International
law antl ttsages to allow those in sym-
jwthy with the enemy to go through
the lines In time of war.
MALLORY ATTACKS SHIP BILL.
Florida Senator Finds No Excuse for
'Washington. March 12. For several
Jioiirs yesterday the iicnato had the
ship subsidy bill under consideration.
JMallory ( Flu. ) made an extended
speech In opposition to the measure.
lie analyzed the bill carefully and held
that there was no good reason for its
enactment into lam * . Baying he believed
Jt would not accomplish the results
loped for It by It * promoters. His
opposition was based chiefly on the
ground that It would extend thp ta.vor
of the United States treasury to pri
vate Individuals and corporations with
out a Just return for the expenditure.
Prior to consideration of the sub
sidy measure a Jlvely debate occurred
over an effort on the part of Berry
( Ark. ) to ascertain when the commit
tco on privileges and elections might
be expected to report to tbe senate
the resolution providing for the elec
tion of senators by tbe direct vote of
Herr ( Mass. ) Indicated his vigorous
opposition to such a resolution on the
ground that It would subvert the prln
clples upon which the senate was
Railroad Tax Bill Passes.
DCS Molnes , March 12. The first
piece of general legislation which has
attracted state-wide attention came
up for consideration in the senate yes
terday morning , being the committee
bill for revision of the law relating to
the matter of assessing railway prop-
rty. The bill occupied the entire
diy and was finally passed by a de
Graeme Stewart Is Named.
'Washington , March 12. The office
of first assistant postmaster general
lias been tendered to Graeme Stewart
of Chicago , a member of tb j Republic
an national committee from Illinois.
Js'o final answer has been received.
Congrresman Bowcrsock Renomlnated.
Fort Scott. Kan. . March 12. Con
gressman J. D. Dowereock of Lawrence
was rcnomlnated here yesterday by
the Republican convention of tbe Second
end district on the first ballot by a
jrote of 63 to 29 ,
CYCLONE DOES DAMAGE IN TEXAS
One Person Killed and Several Injured
Dallas , Tex. , March 11 ! . The cyclone
that Hwopt through the Houthern BU-
burlm of Dallas continued to the north-
oust , levelling fences and defraying
small farm bulldlncB In Hit path. The
extent of damage to persons and prop
erty In the farming district huti not
boon learned , as the terrific downpour
of rain him put country roads In an al
most linpassablu condition. Telephone -
phone rcportH Htatu that at Dosoto 14
dwellings and two Rtoron , In o o of
which WIIH located the poutofllcc , were
demolished. One of the dwelling
hoimcfl destroyed wau that of J. M.
Johnson- Ills 14yoarolddaughter
\vnu IHIIni ! . Al Itnntiiim'n itnhnol lloilHO.
hroo inllcH cast of Dallas , the dwell-
.ng IIOUHO of T. Rvegon was wrecked.
The family one * pod without Injury.
In QiujH'ii City , the oxtrcmo southern
Huburtt of lalla , six dwelling houses
wore blown to pieces. Mrs. George
Briny received fatal injuries. Mr ,
Bray and twe 'children were Injured.
Albert lOwlngfH house was .literally
toni to plcoun and a negro tiorvnnt
WTIB badly hurt. A BCWO or more of
other hoiiHos were fcadly damaged.
The property loss tti Dallas ccranty
reach nearly $100,000.
WINDSTORM STRIKES VALLEY.
Coal Cttute Drops on Union Pacific
Valltry , Neb. , March 12. Train No.
G. duo at 12:24 : a. in. , arrived just at
the time the high wind had unlocked
( the coal pocketH at the chute. The
pocket struck the stack of .tho engine
and corner of the cab and strung coal
the length of the train. The wind
wan fiotn woKt to northwest. C. B.
llvnru' lini-linr till nn linfl Ilin frnnt
blown In jind ono side blown complete
ly 'off. The 4'ront of John Butcher's
pool hall wan blown In nnd the Byers'
hardware Btoro was blown In. Charles
Collcn'B general store front was blown
In and the roof damaged. Peter Pout ? '
building Tvr.s twisted and the roof
damaged. The opera 'house windows
were brolojn on the "west side and a
-shod of "William Harriers was blown
flown , one side carfliM 100 yards and
: a corner "broke Into the kitchen of P.
J'Marrs. A'bout a dozen chlmnoya were
( demolished , shingles blown from roofs ,
outhouses and small buildings scat
tered In Yho streets. "Reports from the
country nro that no serious damage
was flono except to small buildings ,
fences , cattle turned loose and great
damage 'to haystadks.
FREMONT HAS -A COSTLY F.IKE.
Printing Plant of the Tribune De
stroyed at Loss of $50,000.
Fremont , N h. , March 12. Flro
"broke out at 12:36 : yesterday In the
"brick block at the corner of Fifth and
F streets , owned aiid occupied by the
Tribune as a newspaper and Job print
ing establishment , and before It was
gotten under control the contents were
destroyed and nothing was loft of the
building but the walls and lower floor.
The Tribune appeared last night as
usual , 11. D. Kelley of the Leader hav
ing furnished the Hammonds' office
facilities. The firm employs seventy
"hands. Hammond Bros , had ? 13,000
Insurance on their stock , machinery
and flupplles. nnd $5,000 on the build
ing. Their totnl loss will reach $40-
000. Hammond Bros. & Stubens haa
$3,000 Insurance on supplies ; their
Joss has been estimated at $13,000.
Brunswlck-Balke Warehouse Burned.
Chicago , March 12. The five-story
brick warehouse of the Brunswlck-
Balke Collcndor company , located at
Wells and Superior streets , was prac
tically destroyed by fire last night.
The names spread so rapidly that for
a time the company's factory , which
adjoins the warehouse , was threat
ened. A largo quantity of ammonia
and Inflammable material stored In the
building handicapped the firemen , as
an explosion was expected at any mo
ment. Several special calls for extra
cnglnos wcro sent In and after a stub
born fight the flumes were subdued ,
with a loss of $175,000. The principal
Item of loss was a largo amount of
glass recently Imported and which
would have been used for making mir
rors. The value of the glass destroyed
was $100,000. All losses arc covered
Insurance Rates Advanced.
Chicago , March 12. The governing
committee of the Western Insurance
union haa ordered a 25 per cent ad
vance In rates in certain classes of
Insurance In the west , to take effect
on March 17. The advance Is on mer
cantile stocks In all holdings except
such as are occupied as dwellings
above the ground floor and on all man
ufacturing rlskH and other special haz
ards , Including cold storage and ware-
bouses , mill lumber yards and grain
elevators , which have not been rated
under union schedules within one
year. These rates are to apply only
until the risks affected can be rated
under union schedules.
Mistaken for Burglar and Shot.
Cameron , Mo. , March 12. Abe Edle
has been shot and killed by Frank
Huff , aged 12 years. Edlo Jiud gone
to the Huff residence on a friendly
errand , and the Huff boy , who , with
his twin brother , were alone in the
house , thought a burglar was attemptIng -
Ing to gain an entrance , when he
seized a shotgun , threw open the door
and fired , the load taking effect In
Edle's neck. Edle was a well-to-do
Charged With $43,000 Shortage.
Portland , Me. . March 12. Granvllle
I W. Lclghton , teller of the National
i Traders' bank of this city , has been
placed under arrest on the accusation
of being a defaulter. The officials of
tbe bank place the shortage at $43,000.
Americans Bid Royal Visitor a
Cordial Farewell ,
PARTING SALUTES ARE FIRED.
Last Day One of Continuous Ovations.
Emperor's Brother Regrets to Leave
th United States and Wishes for
Now York , March 12. Prince Henry
of Prussia sailed for Germany on board
tb Hamburg-American liner Deutsch-
Hind. Ills last day in America wan
spent entirely on board thu Deutsch-
Innd , hut It was well filled with pleas
ing IncldontB. The prince breakfasted
early nnd about 10 o'clock began to
receive ofllolal farewell visits , Includ-l
Ing representatives of Germany In this ]
country , and those of the United
States government , Mayor Low of
New York was also n caller , md the
prince , In bidding him farewell , gave
a , hint that he had had some Intention
of returning to America for a second
The Doiitschland sailed at 3:45 : p.
m. As she moved away from the pier
the chcorlng was continuous. The
prince appeared on the bridge and
bowed. All down North river the pass
ing tugs nnd crnft of every descrip
tion gave the great liner and her dis
tinguished passenger a noisy send
off. The Doutschlnnd Is duo at Ham
burg Monday next.
ALTGELD FALLS IN A FAINT.
Drops Unconscious at Conclusion ot
Appeal for the Boers.
Jollet , Mnrch 12. At the conclu
sion of nn impassioned appeal In be
half of the Boers , delivered last night
in the opera house , ex-Governor John
P. Altgeld fell Into n faint as ho was
walking from the stage. Restoratives ,
such as could bo found , were called
Into use and after much effort Mr. Alt-
geld regained consciousness. He wna
taken to the Monroe hotel , uhero ho
was cnrod for , anfl It was announced
that ho was In a .critical condition.
Professor Swings on the Stand.
Now York , March 12. Professor
James Swings of the mcdioal depart
ment ttf Cornell mnlverslty , who testi
fied yesterday for the defense in the
Patrick trial , wlio Is accused of the
murder of William M. Rico , was on
the stand . His
tion "was continued by Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Oaborno and was almost
wholly devoted to hypothetical ques
tions -and answers relating to possible
causes of death , pertaining to the dead
Taft Submits to Operation.
Cincinnati , March 12. William II.
Tuft , governor of the Philippines , un
derwent a surgical operation yester
day nt the Jewish hospital in this
city , as ho has contemplated over since
his consultation with an expert In New
York immediately after his return to
this country. The operation is not re
garded as serious , and it was success
fully performed. The patient is re
ported as doing nicely. He will be in
"hospital perhaps three weeks.
Star Witness Disappears.
Savannah , Mo. , March 12. One of
tne state s best witnesses In the case
of Stewart Fife , charged with the mur
der of Frank W. Richardson , Is miss
ing and It Is believed he has disap
peared to avoid testifying. The wit
ness Is E. E. Norrls of St. Joseph , a
saloon keeper. Norrls was expected
to swear that Fife was In his saloon
before the killing of Richardson and
had made threats of the taking of
Discover Lake of OH.
Lander , Wy. . March 12. Two sheep
men recently discovered near the
Brldger mountains and not far from
Lost Cabin , Wy. , 27 flowing oil springs
together with a lake of oil. The forma
tion resembles that of the Lander oil
fields and the oil Is the same as found
hero. A rush haa set In. nnd a largo
number of claims have been located.
Family Asphyxiated by Coal Gas.
Slsseton , S. D. , March 12. Two
daughters were dead and the three re
maining members of the family of
L. P. Stone were In a helpless condi
tion when discovered at their farm
house near here yesterday. The fam
ily had succumbed to escaping coal
gas while asleep. Mrs. Stone and her
young son will not live.
Democrats Endorse Hartenbower.
Des Molnes , March 12. At the city
Democratic convention yesterday ac
tion was taken endorsing the renom-
Inatlon of Mayor Hartonbower by a
special committee , composed of citi
zens of both parties opposed to James
Brenton , the Republican nominee.
Brazil Elects President.
Now York , March 12. Senor A.
Fontara Xavlor. Brazilian consul gen
eral In this city , has received a pri
vate cable dispatch from Ulo Janeiro ,
announcing the election of Dr. Fran
cisco do Paula Rodriguez Alvcs as
president of Brazil.
Cleveland Molders Strike.
Cleveland , March 12. After a long
session last night'between 400 and
500 employes of local funndrles de
cided to strike today for a minimum
day wage of $3. The strike has the
sanction of the National Molders'
Fatal Lightning Bolt.
DCS Mollies , March 12. Charles
Pierce was instantly killed by a bolt
of lightning while at work on a farm
at New Hartford last night.
MAKE CHANGES IN TAX LAVA
Special Sesclon of Minnesota LegTc-
latUre Turns Down Commission.
St. Paul'March 12. The Hist spe
cial suRBlon of the Minnesota leglslat-
uro In 21 yonrH and the third special
session In the history of the stnto .ad
journed yesterday , having boon in iica-
slon exactly five weeks. The session
mot Feb. 4 to consider the ti < cede
and constitutional amendments pre
pared by the tax commission provided
for by the regular session ono year
ago. The work of that commission
was rejected , however , the bills having
been defeated n's t - > radical In the
changes proposed. Within 24 hours of
adjournment other tax measures were
passed and provision wns made for
the submission of other constitutional
amendments to a vote of the people.
Those amendments allow the legislat
ure to Impose a regular Income tax
In lieu of all taxes on personal prop
The last bill to pass both houses was
the bill appropriating $50,000 for n
state exhibit at St. Louts next year.
IOWA-DAKOTA LEAGUE BREAKS.
Sioux City and Sioux Falls Withdraw
and Iowa Promises to Go It Alone.
Sioux City , March 12. The Iowa-
Dakota Baseball league Is no more.
A mooting of the magnates at the Elks'
clubhouse here broke up In a row.
Sioux City nnd Sioux Falls wanted
moro of the gate receipts than Shel
don , LeMnrs and Rock Rapids were
willing to glvo. The smaller cltlea
turned down the Sioux City and Sioux
Falls candidate for the presidency , W ,
E. Lockhurt of Sioux City , and elected
Frank Koob of LeMars.
Sioux City then withdrew , and was
followed by Sioux Falls and Flandreau
S. D. , which was dependent on Slou >
Falls for Its success , The three towns
which were left declared they wouli
organize nn Iowa league and take li
Manson and Storm Lake.
TWO YEARS' SERVICE ENOUGH.
Soldiers Become Debilitated In Philip
pines If Kept There Too Long.
Washington , March 12. General
Hughes continued his testimony be
fore the senate Philippine committee
yesterday. In reply to a question by
Senator Patterson be said Uie death
rate among Spanish prisoners was fai
beyond what It shonld have "been. In
vestigation proved that the prisoners
we.ro so debilitated by reason of their
long stay In the heat and by their mili
tary service that they were unable to
rally from any illness which attacked
them. Ho said lie had -urged the re
turn of "United States soldiers to this
country after two years' service.
Unveil Tablet on the St. Paul.
New York , March 12. To commemorate -
orate the war service of the American
liner St. Paul a bronro tablet was un
veiled yesterday on board that vessel.
'The presentation was made by the
Commercial -club of St. Paul , Minn.
On the tablet is represented the St.
Paul in her battle with Spanish tor
pedo boats off San Juan and under
neath nro recorded her "various ser
vices. Captain Slgsbeo made an ad
dress and Miss Anita Furuess , granddaughter
-daughter of the late ex-Governor Alex
ander Ramsey of Mlnnessota , unveiled
Gaynor and Greene "Located.
Quebec , March 12. Colonel John F.
Gaynor , who , with his wife and his
partner , TJ. B. Greene , Is stopping at
the Chateau Frontenac In this city ,
salfl to mi Associated Press reporter
that he and Mr. Greene are not here
InTildlng from the United States court
at Savannah , Gn. TJpmi being asked
If they intended returning to the United -
ed States , Mr. Gaynor replied that
they might return Mnrch 17.
Funston the Guest of Honor.
Chicago. March 12. General Fred-
crick S. Funston was the guest of
"honor at an elaborate banquet held yes
terday In the clubhouse of the Mar-
quctto club , members the Lincoln
club also sharing in the occasion.
General Funston arrived in the city at
3 o'clock in the afternoon for a stay
of three days , during which time he
will be the guest of various clubs and
of the city as well.
Shoots Man Who "Stole Wife.
Weston. March 12. Lewis Woolum
shot nnd killed Ward Meadows , who , a
year ago , eloped with bis wife and
then returned to this city. After the
shooting Woolum went to bis wife and
told her what he had done. He made
no effort to escape. Woolum Is highly
Three hundred miners employed In
the Congress mine at Congress , A. T. ,
went out on strike Tuesday. Tha
strike resulted from th organization
of a local union.
The grand Jury found a true bill
against James WIlcox , the young man
In jail at Elizabeth City. N. C. . charced
with killing bis sweetheart , Miss Nel
lie Cropsey , last November.
President Roosevelt has approved
the bill granting an Increased pension
to Herman Cronk of New York , who
Is the last surviving soldier pensioner
of the war of 1812. He Is now 102'
L'Ambnssadeur. one of the finest
bull dogs known to the history of ca
nine aristocracy , was found dead In
the box In which ho had arrived nt
Chicago from the east to compete for
the honors of the annual dog show.
The funeral of the late Billy Rico
was held at Hot Springs , Ark. , Tues
day. The famous old minstrel died
here March 1 and his body has been
awaiting the action of Rice's former
wife or friends. But two carriages
followed the hearse to the burial
Sixteen Thousand Teamsters
and Longshoremen on Strike.
SECOND DAY OF THE STRIKE.
Six Thousand More Decide to Join
the Ranks Hauling and Teaming of
All Kinds at a Standstill Express
Drivers Quit Work.
Boston , March 12. The second day
of the strike found largo additions to
the ranks of the strikers. Nearly
C.OOO union men.were ordered out ,
bringing the grand total of Idle men
up to about 10,000. Ono of the great
est developments of the day was the
ordering' out of 'longshoremen at the
docks of the Philadelphia and Metro
politan steamship companies , In con
sequence of which vessels of those
lines wore compelled to depart with
only partially filled cargoes , while the
wharves are filled with freight which
the men refused to handle. Other
docks are In similar condition.
The Teamsters' union , comprising
1,200 brick , sand and lime teamsters ,
went out this morning , which virtually
ties up the building trade by depriv
ing thorn of material with which to
work. Nearly nil the drivers of the
New York nnd Boston Dispatch and
Adams and American express com-
panlos struck. The streets have been
unusally quiet , considering the number
of men idle.
Labor unions having a membership
of over 6,000 men voted to strike and
will join the army of unemployed. The
organizations include the coal teams
ters' union , lumber teamsters , wool
handlers , expressmen , 'longshoremen ,
freight handlers nnd freight clerks
employed by the Boston and Maine
railroad and switchmen employed In
the yards of the New York , New
Haven and Hartford railroad. This
will Increase the strike to between
20,000 and 25,000 men , and will prac
tically tie-up all the business of the
city. It was learned that Governor
Crane has been In conference with
the labor leaders and the other offi
cials In an endeavor to effect a settle
STRIKERS ASSAULT ENGINEERS.
Brewery Workers Bitter Against Them
for Remaining at Work.
Cincinnati , March 12. After the
failure of the conference to adjust the
differences between the proprietors
of Cincinnati , Covington and Newport
breweries and the United Brewery
Workmen there were several engi
neers assaulted and two of them are
reported seriously injured. There
were several acts of violence again to
day , which caused the patrol wagons
to haul away Injured men. As the
stationary engineers insist on remain
ing under the jurisdiction of the engi
neers' union and refuse to abide by
the orders of the United Brewery
Workmen , the engineers at the brew
eries are the ones attacked most , but
the new drivers and all others who
are working for the breweries at this
time are subject to assaults from the
crowds that assemble about the brew
Hofmelter Short In His Accounts.
St. Louis , March 12. William H.
Hofraelster , late supreme recorder of
the Legion of Honor , who committed
suicide Jan. 21 , within 12 hours after
having been defeated for re-election ,
was short In his accounts with the
lodge to the amount of $30,514.09 , as
was announced In a signed statement
last night by the officers of the order ,
who had finished nn examination of
the books in collaboration with an ex
pert accountant. The defalcations are
shown as extending over ten years.
Sealers' Strike Is Ended.
St. Johns , N. F. . March 12. The
sealers' strike hero Is ended and the
sealing steamers have sailed for the
ice floes. The men yesterday after
noon refused the owners' offer of $3.50
for seals , besides the abolition of all
berth charges. As a result of this re
fusal , public opinion strongly con
demned the men , the concessions ac
corded by the owners being regarded
as liberal. Some of the crews then
withdrew and a majority decided to
accept the owners' terras.
Citizens Rout Outlaws.
South McAlester , I. T. , March 12.
Citizens lay In wait for a gang of out
laws , who , they had received notice ,
would attempt to rob Holloman's store
near hero , at midnight. Fifty shots
were1 exchanged , the outlaws finally
escaping. Frank Stern and James
, Morrlssey , two of the gang , were captured -
tured In a hut near here. Stern's
body was riddled with shot. He will
probably die. None of the citizens
Klump Murder Still a Mystery.
Lowell , Mich. , March 12. The cor
oner's Jury , which has been Investigat
ing the death of Mrs. William Klump
from the effects of strychnine taken
in a headache powder sent her through
the mn'l , yesterday rendered Its ver
dict. It says Mrs. Klump's death was
caused by poison sent her through the
mallB by some person unknown , the
envelope containing it being delivered
to her by her husband ,
Meets Fiery Death at Hands of Wife.
Dayton , O. , Mnrch 12. While. Isaac
White , colored , wns asleep In bed , his
wife threw gasoline over him and Ig
nited it. White died at n hospital and
bis wife subsequently made i confes
sion. She Is under arrest , charged
with murder. The woman claims
i White beat and choked her before
I going to bed.
MESERVE PROSECUTION FAILS.
Judge Baxt'r Sustains Motion to Dl- '
rect Verdict of Acquittal.
Omaha , March 12. Judge Baxter
has decided that the trial In Douglas
county of John B. Mesorvc , former
state treasurer , on a charge of embez
zling $3,000 Interest on $60,000 of the
permanent school fund which ho de
posited In the Union Stock Yards Na
tional bank of South Omaha , must
como to an Immediate termination , the
Jury to bo Instructed to return a ver
dict of acquittal , because , according to
the law of the state , the Interest did
not belong to the state of Nebraska.
The Judge ruled , also , that the crlmo
charged , if committed at all , was com
mitted In Rod Willow county , not In
Douglas county. This practically sus
tains the two contentions raised by
HEAVY RAIN IN KANSAS. ' , ,1 ,
Will Be of Great Benefit to Wheati
Crops Throughout the State ,
Topcka , March 12. A general rain-
fell In Kansas last night , which will beef
of Incalculable benefit to the wheat.
In the western and southern parts of
the state the rain Is especially heavy.
In Chetopa it Is the heaviest rain that
has fallen since early last fall. South
and west of Wichita rain has been fallIng -
Ing since early In the evening. The-
eastern part of the state Is receiving :
the first rain of any consequence that
has come this year. A largo part of
the wheat crop is badly Injured , but
the rain will save some of it. The ?
soft wheat Is reported as being nearly-
all killed , while the hard wheat will
make a good crop If there are favor
able weather conditions from now on
Oklahoma Gets a Soaking.
Oklahoma City , O. T. , March 12.
Two Inches of rain has fallen hero
and specials to the Journal report
heavy rains at Stroud , El Rjeno , King
fisher , Perry and Geary. This Is the
first good rain In the territory in six
months nnd it Is believed it has saved
a good per cent of the wheat crop.
Throughout the Chlckasaw nation a
general rain has fallen , soaking tho-
Marshall Gets Life Sentence.
Lincoln , Neb. , March 12. The Jury-
In the case of Frank Marshall , colored , ,
charged with the murder of his sister ,
Eliza Marshall , and her friend , Vernal
Leo , brought In a verdict of murder
In the first degree , fixing the punish
ment at Imprisonment for life.
Burlington to Build Cut-Off.
Frankford , Mo. , March 12. Tho-
Burlington railway Is surveying a
route from Reading switch , this coun
ty , to Monroe , Mo. The object of the
survey Is to shorten the distance of
the Burlington between Kansas City/
and St. Louis.
Baker Acknowledges Guilt.
Buffalo , March 12. Henry J. Baker ,
the defaulting cashier of the city treas
urer's office , pleaded guilty to grand1
larceny In the first degree In the crim
inal term of the supreme court yester
GcncHla of the Horaenlioe.
It Is known that the hoofs of horses-
were protected by boots of leather nt ai
very early period In the world's hlstoryr
nt a time which at least antedates
Pliny and Aristotle , both of whom
make mention of the fact. These leath-
er boots were sometimes studded with
metal nulls , but moro usually worn
without extra trimming , the cheapness
of that commodity making It possible
for the owner of the steed to "reboot"
hi in at any time.
"I wish I could hit on some scheme , "
snld the merchant , "to make people
stop In front of my store as they pass ,
If only for a moment. I think it would
ulp business. "
"I've got It , " put In his friend. "Put
up a sign 'Look Out For Paint. ' and ,
I'll bet my salary against n penny
cruller ninety-nine men out of a hun
dred will stop to see If It's dry. " Bal
IVlint Worried Her.
Mrs. O'Brien Good inurnln' , Mrc.
McCiibe. An' phwat makes ycz look so
Mrs. McCabe Shure , Dennis was
sint to the penitentiary fer six months.
Mm. O'Brien-Well ! Shure , don't
wurry. Six months will soon pass.
Mrs. McCabe Shure , that's what's
wurrles me. Leslie's Weekly.
All In the Finally.
Adams Do you believe it Is n sign
of good luck to find a horseshoe on the
Johnson Of course. It Is n sign of
| : ooJ luck for some blacksmith. De
troit Free Press.
Stittldtlca About tbe Lnkei.
Tbe following figures obtained from
reliable sources show the mean level
of the lake surfaces above the mean
tide nt New York and their maximum
lepths respectively : Lake Ontario , 240.-
01 feet , 738 feet deep ; Lake Erie , 572.80
feet and 210 feet deep ; Lake Michigan ?
581.28 feet , 870 feet deep ; Lake Illiron ,
581.28 feet , 750 feet deep ; Lake Superi
or , 001.78 feet , 1,008 feet deep. The
deepest water runs very fairly in mid-
Viko throughout the chain.
The area of water surface In square
miles according to Grossman's delinea
tion Is as follows : Lake Superior , 31-
200 ; Lake Huron , 23,800 ; Lake Michi
gan , 22,450 ; Luke Erie , 0,000 ; Lnko On.
turlo , 7,240 , or a total area of 04,050
Look For Good Point * ,
"If we'd spend only half as much
tlmo ns the photographer does trying
to see people In the best light , " said
the philosopher , "we'd have n much
better opinion of ' "
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