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THE NORFOLK NEWS : FRIDAY. MAROII 21 , lf)0i )
. 'Frye's Pet Measure Goes
"FINAL VOTE 18 42 TO 31.
.Allison Time Limit and Spooner
| Amendment Empowering Congress
to Repeal Bill at Will Are Adopted.
All Other Amendments Rejected.
Washington , March 18. After pro
longed debate the senate yesterday
.passed the ship subsidy bill , the final
vote upon Uio measure being 42 to 31.
Senators Allison and Dolltver of Iowa ,
Spooner and Quartos of Wisconsin ,
and Proctor and Dllllngham of Ver
mont , Republicans , voted against
final passage of the bill , and Senator
McLturln of South Carolina voted for
It. Some amendments to the bill were
adopted , but they were all agreeable
to those In charge of the measure , the
friends of the bill voting down all
- other amendments. With the excep
tion of amendments offered by Mr.
-JAlllson and accepted by Mr. Fryo , llm-
Iting the tlmo of-the operation of con
tracts made under the provisions of
the bill to July 1 , 1920 , and providing
that the amount of the expenditure
under the mall subsidy paragraph
should not at any tlmo exceed $8,000 , *
COO annually , none of the amendments
agreed to materially affected the bill.
, . Amendments Voted Down.
The voting upon amendments began
at 3 o'clock , and such a flood of them
was offered that a flnal vote upon the
bill , as amended , was not reached un
til just before 6 o'clock. Amendments
offered by Vest , providing for "free
hlps" and for the application of the
provisions of the antitrust law , to the
chipping industry , were rejected , as
; was the amendment proposed by Pat
terson , providing that no Chinese per-
con should bo a member of a crow
of a subsidized vessel. Mr. Pettus of
Alabama offered an amendment pro-
Tiding that the total expenditure un
der the bill should not exceed ? 9,000-
000 In any year. It was adopted in
committee of the whole , but later In
the senate was rejected.
The senate agreed to an amendment
offered by Mr. Spooner , providing that
congress should have power to amend
or repeal the act without impairing
ny contract made under its authority.
Mr. Hanna of Ohio offered and the
cenato adopted three- amendments ap
plying directly to the acquisition by
U. Pierpont Morgan and his associates
of the Leyland line of British steam-
-chips. They provide that no foreign
.built ship shall participate in the proposed -
posed subsidy , that nothing In the
net shall be construed to prevent
American citizens or corporations
from holding or operating foreign ships
In the ocean carrying trade ; and that
no foreign built ships of any line thus
acquired by American citizens shall
be admitted hereafter to American
! Provisions of the Bill.
1 The title of the bill passed by the
-eenate is : "To provide for ocean mail
eervlce between the United States and
.foreign ports and common defense , to
.promote commerce , and to encourage
.the deep sea fisheries. "
Title 1 of the measure as passed
Heals with ocean mall steamships and
dthelr subsidies. The postal subsidy
act of 1891 is so amended as to direct
the postmaster general to enter Into
.contract . for not less than five or more
than IB years with American citizens
for the carrying of malls on American
steamships to such a foreign port as
rwlll best promote the postal , commer
cial and maritime Interests of the
( United States ; the mail service on
euch lines to bo equitably distributed
among the Atlantic , Mexican gulf ,
and Pacific ports , and the contracts to
be made with the lowest responsible
The vessels employed in the mail
eervlce shall be American built and
owned and officered by American cltl-
eens. During the first two years one-
fourth of the crow must be American
citizens ; during the next three years
one-third must DO American citizens ,
and during the remaining life of the
contract at least one-half must bo
'American citizens. The ships must
( bo screw steamships , of Iron or steel ,
and divided into the following classes ,
according to speed : First class , 20
knots or over ; second class , 19 knots ;
third class , 18 knots ; fourth class , 17
knots ; fifth class , 16 knots ; sixth
class , 16 knots ; seventh class , 14
1 All steamships of the first four
classes shall bo constructed with par
ticular reference to prompt conversion
Into auxiliary naval cruisers , and shall
be of the highest rating known to mar
The rates of compensation to any
vessel carrying malls to a foreign port
la North America not to exceed 70 per
eont of the maximum rates cstab-
Title 2 of the bill provides for the
( general subsidy to bo paid. It directs
the secretary of the treasury to pay to
the owners of any vessel In the United
States duly registered and engaged In
1 the foreign trade of the United States
a compensation amounting to 1 cent
i per gross registered ton for each 100
nautical miles sailed , not exceeding
16 entries In any one year , for a period
< of five years from the data of regis
tration of a vessel of 1,000 tons gross ,
which shall bo completed after the
passage of this bill , one-fourth of 1
per cent per gross ton for oacn 100
nautical miles sailed In addition to
the above mentioned compensation.
The bill specifies certain Teasels which
Bhall not receive compensation under
Its provisions , among themibeing YOB-
trels engaged in the coastwlao trade
DRIVES FAMILIES INTO COLD.
Large Chicago Flats Burn and Inmates
Escape In Night Clothing.
Chicago , March 18. Twenty-four
families occupying the St. Catherine
flats at Fortieth street and Grand
boulevard were driven from the buildIng -
Ing by flro last night. A strong wind
was blowing and the firemen had to
work vigorously to confine tha flames
to the flats. The tenants had barely
tlmo to oscnpo and shivered In tholr
tight clothes till neighbors wore
aroused and gave thorn shelter. Near
ly all tholr household goods and per
sonal effects wore lost. George Pattern
jumped from a third story window and
broke ono of his legs. Ho watted so
long In getting momboro of his family
out that when ho was prepared to fol
low them he found egress by the stair
way cut off. Martin Scannoll , a police
man , proved himself a hero. Three
women wore penned In on the third
floor. Scannoll had reached them be
fore the fire blocked the stairway.
Ho make a rope of bed sheets and let
the women down the elevator shaft
by moans of It. Ho then tied It and
attempted to slldo down after them.
The makeshift rope gave way , how
ever , and the policeman sustained a
broken ankle. Firemen rescued him.
The total loss was $00,000.
RIVER AND HARBOR BILL.
Congressman Burton Explains the
Measure In Detail.
Washington , March 18. The house
yesterday began consideration of the
rlvor and harbor bill. Burton ( O. )
made an extended speech in explana
tion of the measure , In the course of
which he presented many Interesting
facts relative to It. Several other
members spoke briefly on the meas
ure , among them being Bellamy ( N.
C. ) , who protested against the treat
ment his state had roclved. Foster
( Ills. ) and Cocbran ( Mo. ) discussed
the Boer war , criticising the majority
severely for failure to allovv congress
to express the sympathy of the Amer
ican people with the struggling repub
lics. At the conclusion of the proceed
ings , Wachter ( Md. ) denied a news
paper story to the effect that Speaker
Henderson had attempted to Influence
his course on the question of Cuban
EVANS WILL BE PROMOTED.
Pension Commissioner" Is to Get
Washington , March 18. There Is no
longer any doubt that Pension Com
missioner Evans will within the next
few months at least sever his connec
tion with the pension bureau to ac
cept from the president a position
which will ho a substantial promotion ,
but which has not yet been definitely
selected. It Is will known that Mr.
Evans has the entire confidence of the
president and the latter will not con
sider the question of his retirement
until a position entirely satisfactory
to the commissioner has been provid
ed. No decision has been reached
concerning a successor to Mr. Evans.
Boston Monument Unveiled.
Boston , March 18. The 12Cth anni
versary of the evacuation of Boston
by the British was celebrated In
South Boston yesterday by the un
veiling of a monument erected on the
breastworks of the colonial army on
Dorchester heights. This monument
was erected by the state of Massachu
setts as a memorial to the valor of
the New England militia and the mili
tary genius of Washington. A military
parade preceded the ceremony and
following It Senator Henry Cabot
Lodge delivered an eloquent historical
oration. Rear Admiral Schley was
the guest of honor at the banquet last
evening In honor of the occasion.
Concha Presents Credentials.
Washington , March 18. Senor Jose
Vlncente Concha , the newly appointed
minister from Colombia , presented his
credentials to President Roosevelt
yesterday. He was accompanied to
the state department by Dr. Sllvo , the
retiring minister. The speeches ex
changed had as their keynote the ex
pression of hope for closer relations
between the United States and Colom
New Spanish Cabinet.
Madrid , March 18. The composition
of the now cabinet Is practically set
tled. Senor Sogasta Is to bo the pre
mier , General Weyler is to be minister
of war , Senor Moret is to be minister
of the interior , the duke of Almodovar
will fill the post of minister of foreign
affairs , while Senor Canalajas Is to be
minister of public works.
Manley Offered Place.
Washington , March 18. Joseph H.
Manley of Augusta , the Maine
member of the Republican national
committee , is being pressed by the
administration to accept the office of
first assistant postmaster general , but
It Is not yet known whether Mr. Man-
ley will accept the office.
Says Charges Are False.
Washington , March 18. A telegram
has boon received by Secretary Hay
from Powell Clayton , United States
ambassador to Mexico , declaring that
the charges made against him , con
necting his name with the ownership
of Mexican mining stock are false.
Find True BUI Against Batson.
Lake Charles , La. , March 17. The
grand jury of Calcaalus parish , In spe
cial session , yesterday found a true
bill against Edward Batson , charging
him with the murder of J. N. Earl ,
bis wife and four sons. The trial
will bo set for an early date.
MoHenry Gets Judgeshlp.
Des Molnes , March 18. Governor
Cummins yesterday appointed W , H.
McHcnry of this city judge of the
Ninth judicial district to succeed C.
A. Bishop , resigned.
Seven Life Savers Perish in
Attempt to Save Others.
FIVE ON STRANDED BARGE LOST.
All but One Go Down In Rough Sea
Off Monomoy Point Solitary Sur
vivor Is Saved by a Brave Captain.
Chatham , Mass. , March 18. Dy the
capsizing of a life boat yesterday ,
seven life savors , practically the entire -
tire crow of the Monotuoy station , on
the south end of Capo Cod , met death
at tholr post of duty , and with thorn
Into the sea went ilvo men from the
stranded barge Wudona , whom they
tried to bring In safety to the shore.
Ono man , l.emuul Ellis , through the
heroic work of Captain Elmer Muyo ,
of another stranded barge , the John
C. Fltzpatrlck , was rescued from the
bottom of the upturned lifeboat.
Among the lost was William H.
Mack of Cleveland , who was on the
barge representing his company , the
Boutollo Towing and Transportation
company of that city , while Captain
Marshall N. Eldrodgo , ono of the old
est llfosavors of the coast , wont down
with his men. All the llfcsavors came
from Chatham and Harwich. The
names of those lost are :
Llfosavors : Marshall N. Eldrodgo ,
Edgar Small , Elijah Kendrlck , Osborn
Chase , Arthur Rogers , Isaac Thomas
Foyo , Valentino Nlckorson. From
the barge : William H. Mack , Captain
Christian Olson , Robert Molonaux ,
Walter A. Sevedgo , Manuel Enos.
The scene of the accident was In
the well known tide rips off Monomoy
Point. Last Thursday the barges
Wadena and John C. Fltzpatrlck , on
the way to Boston with cargoes of
coal , stranded on the Shovelful shoal ,
about three-quarters of a mlle off
Monomoy Point. Slnco then every ef
fort has been made to float the bargon.
Sunday night the tug Peter C. Smith ,
which has been lying beside the
barges , ran alongside the Wadena and
told those on board that a storm was
coming on. All the wreckers were
taken on hoard the tug with the ex
ception of the flvc men who met tholr
fate. Mr. Mack , who had come on
from Cleveland , refused to leave.
Yesterday Captain Eldrodge , who
had been watching the barges , sighted
signals of distress on the Wadena. Ho
got out his crew and surfboat. The
wind was blowing nearly a gale. Cap
tain Eldredge steered the lifeboat un
der the lee of the Wadena and ono
after another the flvc men. dropped
Into the boat. With the wind astern ,
It seemed comparatively easy to gain
the smooth waters behind the point.
The seas were tossing and turning
in the rips and Captain Eldrodgo was
constantly looking for smooth spots.
When about half way In ho thought
ho discovered one over what la
called a hole , and the boat was
sheered off for It. As she did so a
tremendous sea caught her over the
stern , and she went over , throwing
all the men Into the water. Being
used to the sea all the llfcsavers
clung to the boat and managed to pull
the Wadena. men along with them.
An attempt was made to right the
bout but the llfesavers only managed to
get her partially cleared. They had
some hope , however , of reaching land ,
until another wave again capsized the
boat. Mr. Mack was the first to suc
cumb , and one by one the others
dropped away until there were only
four loft and these climbed on the
bottom of the overturned boat. All
were fearfully exhausted. The four
men drifted down In the direction of
the Fltzpatrlck , whore Captain Mayo
of that boat caught sight of them.
With much daring he dropped a dory
overboard , then Jumping Into It ,
started after the exhausted men. Be
fore he reached the lifeboat three of
the men had fallen into the sea. Ellis
managed to hold on and caught the
rope which Captain 'Mayo threw to
him. He was dragged aboard and
then Captain Mayo , being an expert
surfman , pulled around the point Into
the smooth water and landed the only
survivor of the 13 who started from
the barge. Two men still remain on
board the barge Fltzpatrlck , but the
storm has subsided and they are In
Disabled Yacht Plqked Up at Sea.
Norfolk , Va. , March 18. The Now
York yacht Endymlon , with George
Lander , her owner , aboard , has been
picked up at sea In a helpless condi
tion by the tug I. J. Merrltt , The Mer-
rltt left for Cape Lookout , on the Carolina
lina coast , to work on an unknown
tramp steamer ashore there. While
going down the coast she sighted the
Endymlon in a dismantled condition.
Two Trainmen Killed.
New Albany , Ind. , March 18.
Spreading rails caused a wreck yester
day on the St Louis and Louisville di
vision of the Southern railway , near
Kyana , 60 miles west of this city , In
which Freight Brakeman William
Fields of Louisville and Fireman
Frank Glcason of Louisville were
killed , and Engineer Claudet Slttauon
of this city was badly Injured.
Vessel Pounding to Pieces.
Morehead City , N. C. , March 18.
The unknown steamship on Cape
Lookout shoals will probably go to
pieces. It is impossible to reach her
on account of high seas and wind.
The llfesavlng crew have tried In vain
to rescue the crow.
Funston Dines at White House.
Washington , March 18. Brigadier
General Frederick Funston dined wltU
President and Mrs. Roosevelt at the
white house last night.
CZAR'3 COURIER IN HURRY.
Every Effort Made to Hasten His Jour
ney to St. Petersburg ,
Now York , March 18. Speeding to
St. PotursbtifR with secret dispatches
on muttoni In Manohurln , from the
KuRnlun ombnHRlun In Toklo and WashIngton -
Ington , Is Prince Ixjbnnow-ltoutownky ,
a confidential agent of thu czar. Ho la
making his Journey an short and no
rapid as stoani , endurance and an un
limited supply of money cnn make U ,
The courier of the czar loft this city
on the BtoaniHhlp Aqultalno for Havro.
The mystery and the hnsto of bin
transit began In Toklo , wluiro ho hud
been sent out nt the Hpeolal request
of the czar to watch the developments
of the alltnncu which was then In
progress , and which won designed to
chuck UtiHHlu'H inovo to obtain the
ponimnont occupation of Manchuria.
The Russian mulmtmy In the Japa
nese capital Know that thu Anglo-Japa
nese treaty was an accomplished fact
for days before thu official announce-
tnuut of HH ratification. Count Lob-
anow-RostowHky In now huHtonlng to
St. Petersburg to luy before the czar
Important confidential Information concerning -
corning the Immediate prospects of
The Russian foreign ofTlcc Is said to
have had humiliating experiences with
cable messages transmitted In codes
which failed to keep tholr secret , and
no Prince Lobanow-Rostowsky sot out
to bear the dispatches himself.
TROOPS REFUSED TO FIRE.
Russian Soldiers Are Now Arrayed
With the People.
London , March 18. Referring to
the student disorders In St. Potorn-
' burg Sunday , the correspondent of the
| Times In the Russian capital nays
i the soldiers were ordered to use the
' flat of their swords In dispersing the
rioters , but that they became oxcltod
1 and struck wildly. Several persons
1 were wounded and there Is little doubt
' that several rioters wore killed. The
j revolutionary movement In St. Peters
burg , concludes the correpsondcnt , Is ,
however , loss serious than In the prov-
1 luces. Disquieting reports arc dally
' received from various parts of the
country. At Tula the soldiers refused
to fire on the strikers at a small arms
factory. A grenadier regiment has
been removed from Moscow because It
i could not bo trusted to flro1 on the pco-
1 pie , and there are evidences elsewhere
of the sympathy of the troops with
i the revolutionary movement.
REVOLUTIONISTS ARE ACTIVE.
Apparently Making Headway Against
the Venezuelan Government.
Port of Spain , Island of Trinidad ,
March 18. The Venezuelan Insurgents
commanded by General Moimgns cap
tured the port of Quanta March 13.
Six custom house officers were wound
ed. A Dutch steamer arrived off
Guantu shortly after the Insurgents
had taken possession of that place ,
and transferred to the revolutionists
several bags of mall matter , the steam
er's officers thinking they were deal
ing with the legal authorities.
Government troops , commanded by
General Velutln , recaptured Quanta
The Insurgents have taken posses
sion of Carlaco and are marching on
Cumana. The Insurgents also con
tinue to threaten Carupano , which
place , It Is said , they will most likely
Serious Situation In Ireland.
London , March 18. The Vatican
has received confidential news , says
I the Rome correspondent of the Dally
Chronicle , of a serious situation In
Ireland. The Fenians have for some
' months been engaged In an active
propaganda with a view to organizing
j for a general rising. It Is believed
the Vatican will Instruct the Irish
clergy to hold aloof from revolutionary
Shoots Wife , Kills Himself.
Qulncy , Ills. , March 18. Frederick
Moreker , a well known young man ,
i shot his wife twice In the breast yesterday -
! terday and then sent two bullets Into
I nls own brain. Ho Is dead , but his
wife will live. The couple had bean
separated for some time. He loft a
( note showing that he had Intended
also to kill their little child.
Laborers Burled by Cave-In.
New York , March 18. Four laborers -
! ors wore burled under a cave-In of a
sand bank at Forty-eighth street and
Eighth avenue , Brooklyn. Louis Tro-
malne was taken out dead. Carlo
Cenato died on the way to a hospital.
Tony Castorl was Injured Internally
and may die , and Angelo Montalbo
had three ribs broken.
Await Action of Scale Committee.
Dos Molnes , March 18. The Joint
convention of Iowa miners and oper
ators resumed at 2 oclock yesterday
afternoon. Indefinite adjournment
was Immediately taken , to await a re
port of the scale commlttoo.
King Is Not Going Abroad.
London , March 18. It was officially
announced yesterday that King Ed
ward will not go abroad this yoar. Ho
will cruise In British waters on board
the royal yacht Victoria and Albert.
TELEGRAMS TERSELY TOLD.
Frank , Erne , the lightweight cham
pion , knocked out Curley Supples In
the sixth round at Buffalo Monday
Granvlllo Shepp , for ten years Mun-
clo's chief of the fire department , was
shot in the mouth by a negro at Mont-
pollor , Ind. , Monday. His chances for
recovery are slight.
The G. H. Hammond company has
decided to abandon its packing plant
at Hammond , Ind. , and establish a new
ono at the Chicago stock yards , to em
ploy 3,000 man. The plant will cost
Trains in the Northwest Arc
Being : Slowly Released.
GOME LOSSES IN SOUTH DAKOTA.
Reports of Fatalities to Live Stock
Begin to Come In from Beadle
County Storm Subsides , but In
tense Cold Prevails.
St. Paul , March 18. The great
jllzzurd which hud raged ever the
Dukntiui and Manitoba iilnco last Fri
day Hiibuldod ! c.nt night and the
wcnthor lu gunorally fair but Inlunuuly
cold , the thermometer ranging from
10 to 10 bulow euro. With the uub-
olduncu of thu storm the railroads are
bonding tbelr energy to again opun
thulr linen far traffic and lmmonne
rotary HHOW plows and gangs of mon
with pick and iiliovul are attacking
.lie mountainous drifts that block the
tracks. The Great Northern has sue-
cuudud In opening Its line an far went
as Mlnot. If all goou well , the coast
train that should have arrived In St.
Paul last Saturday morning will got
lioro some time tomorrow. The
Northern Pacific oxpoctii to have Itn
road open again today and thu through
trains that have boon hold at Mandan
In the wont , and Fargo in the east ,
will bo restarted upon tbolr journey a.
In view of the fury and suddenness
of the storm , It Is remarkable that HO
few lives are raportod lost. It IB the
general belief that not above eight
or ten persons perished throughout the
storm swept roglon. A family of four
Is reported to have perished near Ml
not , N. I ) . , and two or three others
are said to have been fro/on to death
In different localities. The IOHH to
Block la hard to estimate. A report
from Dickinson , N. O. , places the IOHS
at from 25 to 30 per cent , whllu rumor
places It In other localities nt a much
There has boon a good deal of Buf
fering among the now HottlorH , many
of whom arrived but recently and wore
111 prepared to withstand the severe
weather , but relief committees from
the older Inhabitants have taken
charge of this matter ami are doing
tholr best to alleviate the needB of
Worst Storm In Ten Years.
Huron , S. D. , March 18. Saturday
and Sunday's snow and wind storm
was the worst In this snctlon In ton
years. Telegraph and telephone com
munication was Interrupted and all
trains on the Chicago and Northwest
ern and the Great Northern railways
wore delayed from two to eight hotirH.
Eight hundred sheep and 100 head of
cattle are estimated to have per
ished In Headlc county.
SENSATION IN FIFE TRIAL.
Mrs. Blum Denies Taking Notes on
Savannah , Mo. , March 18. The ob
ject of the bulk of yesterday's testi
mony In the Fife murder trial seemed
to bo an effort to prove that there
was no secrecy as to Fife's address
while ho was In the state of Washing
ton , and to discredit the tentlmony of
E. A. Norrls , a witness for the state ,
by attacking his reputation. Some
thing of a sensation was created when
Mrs. Richardson was put on the stand ,
and was charged with breaking the
rule Imposed on the witnesses by the
"Hafl not your sister-in-law been
taking notes on the evidence given In
this trial , and showing them to you ? "
asked Mr. Booher.
"I have not done anything of the
kind , " Mrs , Blum exclaimed , from the
crowd outside of the railing , and again
she Interrupted when the question was
repeated , and the court was forced to
order the sheriff to have order In the
Mrs. Richardson then continued her
testimony , denying that she had seen
the notes taken by Mrs. Blum , but ad-
mlttlng that Mrs. Blum had told her
that the testimony given In this trial
was almost Identical with that given
at Plattsburg. Mrs. Richardson de
nied that Fife ever came to her home
when she was alone.
Put Poison In Coffee and Hash.
Washington , N. C. , March 18. Dr.
T. Tayloe of the state board of mod
leal examiners and his entire family
were poisoned yesterday from coffee
and hash containing arsenic , put there
by Jim Walker , a negro driver , who
had often threatened to kill the ne
gro nurse. When arrested rat poison
containing arsenic was In his pocket.
Quick aid saved the family , all of
whom were seriously ill. The negro
Is in jail and confessed that ho put
the poison In the coffee and in the
hash , but only to kill the old nurse ,
who had "conjured" him. Feeling Is
high against the negro and Governor
Aycock has granted the sheriff's re
quest to call out the troops to pro
Street Fight Ends Fatally.
Creston , la. , March 18. John Jack
son and John Robinson , both colored ,
quarreled yesterday. Robinson drew
a knlfo across Jackson's face and
Jackson Cihot Robinson several times ,
ono bullet hitting him In the left hip.
A stray bullet hit Olllo Ohlschtnger , a
newsboy , in the temple , killing him
almost instantly. Jackson Is in jail.
The fight was the outgrowth of an old
grudge. Gambling is back of the
Riot Threatened at Mines.
Bluefields , W. Va. , March 18. A riot
Is threatened among the strikers and
guards at Tom's Creek mines , where
1,000 men have been out for a month.
The armed guards will be doubled.
BOSTON STRIKE ENTIRELY OVEIt.
Men Return to Work Under Condi
tions but Slightly Changed.
Benton , March 17. The great Btrtk < r.
of last week , Involving 20,000 unloa
men , wan completely wiped out yon'or-
day , when practically every man went
bock to his work under conditions but
lightly changed from thono oxlntinc
whnn the trouble began. The only In
cident In the labor situation Is th r
strike of 75 'longnhoromon at th
Clyde line wharves. Thin In an Inrto-
pendent ntrlko , brought about by tw
dlflgruntlnd workmen. At the freight
nhodii of the rallroadn the number of.
men loft without Immediate employ
ment wan IUHH than COO.
LETS A BIG HORSE CONTRACT.
St , Joseph Firm Given Order for 12,000
for British Army.
St. Joseph , Mo. , March 18. Ono ot
the lurgoHt nlnele ordorn for homes
ever given In thin country ban boon
cloned with a buyer at the South Ht.
Jonuph homo and mule market. Tu
contract cnlln for 12,000 horncn , to ha
delivered at the rate of COO per month
for 24 months. While the contract In-
cludon many varieties of animals , It In
the genera ! belief that the greater
part of them are for the UHO of the
Brltlnh army In South Africa.
NEW YORK IRISH ON PARADE.
Fifteen Thousand Men Participate In
St. Patrick's Day Celebration.
Now York , March 18. St. Patrick' *
day wan observed In thin city by apo-
clal services In all Roman Catholic
churchou , by a parade and by a num
ber of dlnnorn. The parade contained
15,000 men , the line of march being
up l'"Uth ' avenue , and Included the Six
ty-ninth regiment , National Guard ;
the First regiment of Irlim volunteers
and the Hibernian Rifles , acting an
escort to the Ancient Order of Hiber
Justifies Fllley Shooting.
Fllloy , Nob. , March 18. A coronor'n
jury yuttturday held an Inquest on the
body of Wlllurd Smith , Ihu man who
attempted to blackmail C. fi. Lewul-
lon , a merchant of Hits placo. Lain
last night a vordlct wan rendered , Justt.
fylng thu killing. Two companion ! ! of
the dead man , who , It IH charged , were
Implicated In the attempt at black-
mall , will bo arrested if they can bo
Seeley Wants Receiver.
Den Molnea , March 18. C. H. See-
ley , senior member of the Seeloy-
Howe-LuVand department Hloro , filed a
pollllon In the district court yesterday
morning asking for a receiver and stat
ing that the firm has obligations ap
proximating ? 100,000 , wllh ttHsolH ttK-
KroBalltiK about $95,000. Sixty thou
sand dollars of the Indebtedness la
Paper From Sorghum Cane.
Independence , Kan , , March 18.
Plans were completed nt Applcton ,
Wls. , for a paper mill lo bo built hero
which will manufacluro paper from
sorghum cano by an Improved process.
Give Him a Chance to Vote.
The chroulclUH of our vice president *
are notoriously barren of Incident.
This probably was the reason for thu
way Adlal StevciiBon secured the cx-
erclBo of a constitutional prerogative.
It was one sleepy day toward the end
of his term as vice president. The
United States senate wns plowing
through the calendar and passing many
bills. Bills arc considered agreed to
In the Honnte If no oral objection Is
raised nflcr they have passed through
the preliminary stages , but the usual
form of dHklng for the yean and nay
In followed by the presiding officer.
The vice president had imld :
" .Senators In favor of tfcft bill will say
AyePause. . "Contrary , 'No. ' "
Not a single response.
"The vote Is a tie , " announced Mr.
The senator In charge of the bill
paused on his way to the cloakroom
and looked surprised.
"In case of a tie the vice president
may cast the deciding vote. In the ex
ercise of his constitutional privilege
the vice president votes 'Aye. ' " New
The Arctic Weniel.
In cold countries where snow pre
vails during a long winter many of the
animals change the hue of tholr coats
to a white tint. The arctic bent and
fox are white throughout the year.
The northern hare Is brown In summer
and white In winter. The wonsel Is
especially curious. It retains Its. brown
coat until the first snow appears and
then whitens In a few hours.
Wife ( revisiting the scene of her ue-
trothnl ) I remember , Algernon , so well
when you proposed to me how painful
ly embarrassed you were.
Algernon Yes. dear , and I remem
ber so well how kind and encouraging
you were and how easy you made It
for me. after nil. Tit-Bits.
Digests what you eat.
This preparation contains all of the
digeatants and digests all kinds ot
food. It gives Instant relief and never
fails to cure. It allows you to cat all
the food you want. The most sensitive
stomachs can take it. By Ita use many
thousands of dyspeptics have been
cured after every thing else fulled. Is
unequalled for the stomach. Child
ren with weak stomachs thrive on it.
Cures all stomach trouble *
prepared only by E. O. DEWin&Oo-Ohleut
twIl.bolUecontalnsSH times the We , ! * *
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