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TIIK NOKFOLIC NKWS : nUOAY , MAY 2li , 1002 ,
Frightful Disaster in Fratervillc
Colliery in Tennessee ,
'IMPRISONED MEN MEET DOOM
Rescuers Force Entrance Into Mine
and Find Every Soul Within It
Dead Disaster Due to Gas Explo
sion Many Bodies Recovered.
Coal Creek , Tann. , May 20. The
worst disaster hi the history of Ten *
nessco mining occurred yesterday ,
when 225 men and boys met instant
death at the Fratorvlllo coal mlno ,
located two miles west of this town ,
A gas explosion was the cause of the
Out of the largo number of men and
. uoyo who went to work yottorday ,
only one Is allvo and ho IB so badly
Injured that he cannot llvo. This man
Is William Morgan , lin aged English
man , "who " was a road man in the
mlno. He was blown out of the en *
trance by the force of the explosion.
One hundred and so.venty-flvo mln-
era were checked In for work by the
mlno boss. In addition to these there
wore boys who acted as helpers and
drivers and road men , and others to
the number of perhaps 50. Prater-1
vllle mtno Is the oldest mine In the
Coal Creek district , having been
opened in 1870. It Is fully three miles
from the opening of the mlno to the
point when the men wore at work.
They had not been at work long before
the terrible explosion occurred. There
was w fearful roar and then flames
shot from the entrance and the air-
shafts. As soon as order could be
brought out of chaos , two rescuing
parties were started in , one at the
main entrance , tiie otuer tnrougli
Thistle mine , which adjoins , and in
which no men were at work. The
Thistle party was unable to make any
headway , as the gas stifled the work
ers. The Praterville party went fully
two miles under the earth , until a
Jieavy fall of slate was encountered.
At this barrier the men worked like
demons , hoping against hope that
those beyond might be safe. The news
of the disaster spread quickly and the
eceues at the mouth of the mine while
the workers were within were beyond
description. Duslness was suspended
in Coal Creek and all Its mines as soon
as the news became known , and men ,
women and children gathered around
the Fratervlllo entrance. Women
whoso husbands and sons were within
.wore wild with grief.
All day long the rescuers tolled at
the slate obstruction and not until
5 o'clock did they force an entrance
through It. Up to that hour only five
dead bodies had been recovered , and
liopo was still high that many within
were safe. The hopes of the living
.were doomed , however , for when once
the rescuers could enter and proceed
they walked along one continuous
tomb of death. There was not a sign
of life. Every man had perished.
Eight dead bodies were recovered
and these were sent to Coal Creek.
Twenty-six were soon found. They
were not disfigured beyond Identifica
tion , and each corpse as it was borne
from the mouth of the great tomb was
surrounded by eager crowds of rela
tives of the men who had been strick
en down. The mine was not on fire ,
except in remote portions.
Partial list of victims : George Alk-
ens , mine foreman , head blown off ;
James HIghtower , Robert Smith , R.
Trice , James Slovor , W. Price , Roscoe -
coo Bradley , W. Bradley , T. McGee ,
Charles Vangrlt , W. Evans , C. Evans ,
C. Brooks , O. Mucray , W. Murray , M.
.Wilson , R. Wilson , M. Webber , C. Dis
cern , E. Discern , L. White , J. White ,
W. White , B. Vowell and two sons , R.
Massengill , S. Hudson , G. Adkins , J.
Whitten and ten-year-old son , E. Sor-
rell and 15-year-old son , J. Alkens and
two sons , J. Strickland , P. Chlldress ,
W. Chlldress , John Chlldress , James
Childress , J. Smlttey , E. Smittoy , C.
Adkins , B. Adkins , Frank Sharp , O.
Sharp , R , Webb , L.Miller , R. Miller , B.
Sharp , A. Goodman , C. HIghtower , T.
Tornado Hits Chetopa.
Chetopa , Kan. , May 20. A tornado
passed over this place last night , nn-
roofing or destroying numerous houses
and tearing down the poles of the
electric light and telephone companies.
Miss Emma Edington was carried from
her house to the- street by the wind
and in falling sustained serious inju
ry. Others received minor injuries.
Rain accompanied the storm.
Oil Tanks Ablaze.
Jollet , Ills. , May 20. The tanks of
the Illinois- Oil company , south of
Jollet , containing hundreds of bar
rels of kerosene oil , gasoline , etc. ,
caught fire yesterday and were do-
etroyed. Portions of the works were
blown up and scores of people , at
tracted by the flames , were placed In
One Dead and Eight Hurt ,
Plttsburg , May 20. Ono man is
dead and eight injured as a result of
the explosion of a tank of gasoline
yesterday at 98 Wlnnebago street.
Adam Grlpp , aged 18 , was buried in
the ruins and his body has not been
recovered. The injured were all bad
ly burned and several are in ai serious
Hurricane In East India.
Bombay , May 20. A destructive
hurricane has swept over the prov
ince of Sclnde , British India. Forty
miles of the Sclndo railroad woa
washed away and bridges , houses and
embankments disappeared. Fifty
mlles of telegraph wires also wore de
stroyed. Many lives were lost.
MAD LOVE ENDS IN TRAGEDY.
tifatuated Young Man Kills the Girl
and Four Othsr Persons.
St. AuRUstlne , Fin. . , May 20. Crazed
by his Infatuation for llttlo Abotha
HcCollough , a 13-year-old girl , William
Austin , a young man , killed tuo girl
ind four other persons and then com-
ulttcd sulcldo In a lonely farm hotiso
) f William Wilkinson , near Hastings.
The dead are : William Wllkln-
ion , aged 52 ; Mrs. Wilkinson , his
R'lfo ; Miss Abotha McColIough , aged
13 ; Miss Wilkinson , slstor of William
Wilkinson ; ono child ; William Austin ,
the murderer and sulcldo , aged 25.
The crime was first discovered by
John Keller , who visited the Wilkin
son house , whore he found six corpses
scarcely cold and but ono living wit
ness to the tragedy , a helpless Infant.
Austin had been madly Infatuated
with the McColIough girl , and it ifl
claimed that ho killed the entire fam
ily because his advances wore rejected
lml because the girl was also opposed.
ATTACK VALIDITY OF WRIT.
Packers Enter Motion to Have Mis
souri Order Revoked ,
Jefferson City , Mo. , May 20. Attor
neys representing the Armour PackIng -
Ing company , the Cudahy Packing
company , the Hammond Packing com
pany , Armour & Co. , and Swift & Co. ,
filed a motion in the supreme court
hero to quash the alternative writ Is
sued a few days ago by the court
against these companies on the
ground that the order was Improvl-
dentlally Issued , In that It was re
turnable to the court in vacation.
These attorneys hold that the order of
the court will not be valid because
It was made returnable to the court
when It is not in session. Tills
will dispose of the case until the
court meets on June ! , at which time
It Is likely to pass upon this motion
to quash the writ.
CAPTAIN DEMING WINS CASE.
Supreme Court Decides Court-Martial
Which Tried Him Was Illegal.
Washington , May 20 , In nn opinion
delivered yesterday by Justice Peck-
ham , the United States supreme court
decided the case of Captain Peter C.
Doming in that officer's favor.
The case Involved the right of a
court-martial , composed entirely of
officers of the rejgular army , to pass
upon a case involving the rights of a
The effect of the opinion is that
such a trial is illegal.
Greenhill Brothers Acquitted.
Hlllsboro , Mo. , May 20 "Not
guilty" was the verdict returned by
the jury yesterday after hearing the
evidence in the case of William and
Daniel Greenhill , who were charged
with killing John Meloy , a railroad
Brakeman , at De Soto , Mo. , last Sep
tember. Meloy and Mrs. Urrey , a sis
ter of the Greenhill hoys , were found
dead at the home of the latter. They
had been shot and their bodies hacked
with some sharp Instrument. The
Greenhill brothers were arrested and
confessed to mutilating the bodies ,
but declared the man and woman had
previously committed suicide.
Arrested for Montgomery Murder.
Winfleld , Kan. , May 20. George M.
Miller was arrested yesterday , charged
with the murder in this city last Octo
ber of George C. Montgomery , a Santa
Fe railway detective , who was killed
while seated in his parlor from a
shot fired through the window. Evi
dence connecting Miller with the mur
der was brought out 3t the recent trial
of O. W. Coffelt , who had been arrest
ed in Texas on the same charge.
Montgomery at the time of his death
was working on a case that conflicted
with the " 101 Ranch , " which is one
of the most extensive in Kansas.
Attempt to Kill Russian Governor.
St. Petersburg , May 20. An unsuc
cessful attempt was made yesterday
evening to assasslnato the governor of
Vllna. According to the record
books available Lieutenant General
von Wahl is the governor of Vilna ,
European Russia. General von Wahl
was formerly chief of police of St.
Petersburg and had a great deal of
trouble with the students there a num
ber of years back.
Other Districts In Danger.
Paris , May 20. Governor L'Huerro
of Martinique has cabled to the colonial
nial minister , M. DeCrais , announcing
that Mont Pelco continues to throw up
immense quantities of cinders , which ,
owing to a change in the direction of
the wind , are now covering the south
ern districts of the Island. Violent ex
plosions have been heard at LeCarbet.
Prominent Merchant Shot.
Webb City , Mo. , May 20. H. W.
Mayes , a prominent merchant of this
city , was shot and Instantly killed
last night by W. H. Wagner , a laborer.
After the shooting Wagner gave him
self up and stated that Mayes was In
fatuated with Mrs. Wagner and would
not cease annoying her with his atten
Two Outlaws Killed.
Mlddlcsboro , Ky. , May 20. A
bloody flght between Sheriff Broad-
water of Scott county , Virginia , and
the Wright gang of outlaws took place
in the mountains of Vannock , Tenn.
Two outlaws , John Van Sant and John
Templeton , were killed. Sheriff Broad-
water says the outlaws cannot es
Earthquake in California.
San Francisco , May 20. Reports
from nearly every section of northern
California indicate the earthquake ,
which was felt hero yesterday , was
general. Slight damage is reported
from ono or two interior towns , but
the shako was not heavy enougu to
Gaynorand Greene Taken from
LEGAL CONFLICT TRANSFERRED
Prisoners Wanted In United States
for Defrauding the Government Win
First Step In Their Fight Against
Montreal , May 20. Colonel Gaynor
and Captain ( Iroono have won the tlrat
skirmish In the light against extradi
tion to the United States , and today
the two men are In the old city of
Quebec , where they bullovo proceed
ings to force them to return to the
United States to answer the charge of
defrauding the United States govern ,
mont can bo successfully fought.
Last night a special train on the Ca
nadian Pacific arrived from Quebec
with High Constnhlo Gale and assist
ants on board , annod with a writ of
habeas corpus. They got Into a cab
and drove to the Montreal Jail , to
which Institution Gaynor and Greene
COLONEL .JOHN F. OAYNOH.
had been committed by Judge Lafon-
talno during the afternoon. The stay
of the high constable In the jail was
of very short duration. Evidently
Governor Valeo and his guests awaited
their coming , for In a short tlmo Gale
reappeared , accompanied by Governor
Valeo and Messrs. Gaynor and Greene.
A quick drive was made to the station
and nn hour after the arrival of the
special train it departed with the
much-sought fugitives from the Amer
ican courts on board. Half an hour
later the regular train for Quebec de
parted , having on Donald MacMnster
and Chief Carpenter. They went to
answer the writ of habeas corpus
served on Carpenter.
Incidentally , Mr. MacMastcr will
use all his efforts to pee that Governor.
Valeo returns his prisoners to the
WOOD CLEANS UP AFFAIRS.
Last Day of American Occupation of
Cuba Proves a Busy One.
Havana , May 20. The last day of
the American occupation of Cuba was
devoted by Governor General Wood
and his staff to arranging the final de
tails of the evacuation today. The
palace was fairly besieged all day by
Importunate persons appealing for
some favor before the curtain drops.
There was also a constant stream of
callers to say a formal farewell.
A number of appointments were
made during the day , the most Im
portant of which was that of Dr.
Carlos Findley as health officer of the
island. Dr. Findley first advanced
the theory that yellow fever is spread
by mesquites , the adoption of which
has done so much to rid Cuba of the
The number of visitors In Havana
is estimated at 15,000 and special
trains will bo run to the city today.
President-elect Palma held a meetIng -
Ing of his cabinet yesterday to dis
cuss his message to the Cuban con
PLOT ON EMPEROR'S LIFE.
Bomb Found on Imperial Train at
London , May 20. The correspond
ent of the Dally Chronicle at Budapest
reports the frustration of a plot
against the life of Emperor Francis
Joseph. The emperor was recently
going on a night train from Vienna
to Budapest. In the final inspection
of the imperial train at the terminus
of the state railroad at Vienna , made
ten minutes before his majesty's ar
rival there , a bomb , covered with pa
per , was found in the emperor's com
partment. It was evidently calculated
that this bomb would explode the mo
ment his majesty entered the car.
An Investigation of the matter led to
the dismissal of several railroad em
ployes. The greatoat secrecy concern
ing the plot has been observed , con
cludes the correspondent , and the em
peror forbade the newspapers , of
Vienna to mention the affair.
McCoy Almost Out.
Philadelphia , May 20. "Kid" Me-
Coy was twice saved by the bell in a
Blx-round bout with "Kid" Carter at
Industrial hall last night. Ho was
knocked down five times and was
much the weaker at the finish , al
though Carter was badly punished.
General Funston III.
Denver , May 20. General Funston
is confined to his bed by an attack of
remittent malarial fever. His tem
perature rose to 103U , . but subsequent
ly dropped to 101. His illness IB not
regarded as serious.
WESTERN LINES IN SPEED WAR ,
Rock Island Violates Agreement nnd
Other Roads Retaliate.
Chicago , May 20. The fuHt tlmo
made by the Hook Inland's now Irliln
has Htarted u Mpood war hutuuon the
western rondn. A Hpoud war , whlah
began last fall , was yuttlod In Ducom *
tier by nn nKroumunt botwuun the
executive olllcurn of the rullnmdn that
the fautuHl tlmo of passenger tratnn
between here and Omaha should bo
13 hours and 30 mliuiteit and between
Chicago uml St. Paul 12 hours and 55
The Rock Island train runit from
here to Omaha In 13 bourn and makes
the return trip In 12 hours and 30 inln-
utoM , or an hour less than the mini
mum tlmo llxoil by the agreement of
the hlghor officials of the western
The first road to retaliate against
the Rock Island la the Northwestern ,
which has added a nlooplng cnr to Itn
mall train , which ninii from Omaha
to Chicago In II bourn. The Burling
ton road undoubtedly will rot'fucu the
tlmo of its trains between hero and
HOME MISSIONS CENTENNIAL.
Celebration Being Held In Connection
With Presbyterian Assembly.
Now York , May 20. Ono of the feat
ures of the Presbyterian general as
sembly yesterday was the report of
the board of education.
The board announces that they have
met all the financial engagements of
the year without Incurring any debt ,
but have a somewhat diminished 1ml-
anco In the hands of the treasurer.
The receipts fiom the churches , Sab
bath schools and young peoples' no-
defies amounted to $11,170 , as com
pared with JI3.SMO last year. Only the
fact that the number of candidates
enrolled for the year was abnormally
small maclo It possible to carry out
the purpose to malin a bolter provls
Ion for them Hum In recent years , $10(1 (
bolng given to students In the col
Icglate and seminary courses and $ iC )
to students In the preparatory courno
This Is the highest rate paid since
1X1)1. ) The
number of candidates tin
der the care of the board during thu
year was 572.
BAPTISTS IN CONVENTION.
Various National Organizations Ir
Session at St. Paul. *
St. Paul , May 20. A national gain
erlng of Baptists , representing half n
dozen national organizations of thai
church , began here yesterday and wll ,
continue Into next week. Many fa
niotis workers In the church are pren
out for the various sessions. The
matter about which probably most
interest centers Is the proposal u
combine several of the Important so
cietles of the church whoso worl
Beems to overlap. The proposition al
present Is simply for the federation
of the various organizations. Th <
Women's Baptist Homo Mission HO
cloty began its 25th annual mcctlnc
with an executive session of churcl
Back to the Land.
Ann Arbor. Mich. . Mav 20. Tin
Hon. Luther Lallin Mills of Chicago
delivered an address before the Gooi
Government club of the University ol
Michigan last night. Ills subject was
"Back to the Land/ ' which Hlgnlfloc
the magnifying nnd developing of ag
rlcultur'e a remedy for many soda
ills and a natural and rational mcam
to human happiness. Ho made t
strong plea for popularizing the farm
urging colonization of the unsatlsflec
tellers of crowded communities nnc
those there who have no work.
O'Gorman Elected Grand Sachem.
New York , May 20 , Justice A
O'Gorman of the supreme court bend
was last night elected grand sacherr
of the Columbian Order of Tammanj
Hall , the deliberations lasting lesi
than half an hour. On the first hallo
Justice O'Gorman received 8 votes o
the 12 , the other 4 going to ex-Mayoi
Van Wyck. The meeting at whlct
Justice O'Gorman was elected was ar
adjourned ono , following the ono al
which the deadlock occurred which re
suited In Lewis Nixon resigning the
Baseball Results Yesterday.
National League Chicago. 5 ; Beaten
ton , 2 , Pittsburg , 2 ; Philadelphia , 1
St. Louis , 0 ; Brooklyn , C. Cincinnati
4 ; New York , 2.
American League Cleveland , 0 ; St
Louis , 5. Detroit. 0 ; Chicago , 1.
American Association Milwaukee
7 ; Indianapolis , 8. Minneapolis , G
Columbus , 15. St. Paul , 17 ; Toledo , 4
Western League Omaha , 5 ; Denver
vor , 4 , Des Mollies , 0 ; Colorado
Springs , 9. KanBosClty.il ; Peorla , 3
Death ot Lieutenant Day.
Vinlta. I. T. , May 20. Word was n
celvod hero yesterday of the deatl
from consumption of Lieutenant R. C
Day at San Isldro , Luzon. Day wa
during the Cuban campaign captait
of troop L , rough riders , and was promoted
meted by President Roosevelt for gal
laritry at San Juan hill. Ho wa
treasurer of Neuva Eclja. province
when he died. The family live at Colorado
At Mercy of a Mob.
Little Rock , Ark. , May 20. A spe
cial from England , Ark. , says : "A
young negro named William Jordan
who hod maltreated the 9-year-olc
daughter of James Sox , white , was
taken from a constable by a m.ob Sat
u relay night and ho has not bean hoard
of since. "
Educator Ends His Life.
Portland , Or. , May 20. Professo
Eugene L. Schaeffcr , senior master a
Bishop Scott academy , a school con
ducted under the direction of the
Episcopal church , committed oulcido
by cheating himself with a revolver
Property Loss at Gollaii Will
DIGGING GRAVES FOR VICTIMS
Supply of Colflnn Has Been Replen *
Ished From Surrounding Towns.
Hnvoo In Tornado's Narrow Path ,
Strip Over Mile Long Swept Clean ,
Houston , Tox. , May lit ) . The latest
reports from ( lollad titatn that OH per-
HOIIH wote killed and 1 > C > Injured by the
tornado \vhloli passed over that city
Sunday afternoon. The property loss
In the city and tiiiiToiiiulIng country
will probably reach $200.000. The
Htorm swept the city from end to nnd
and demolished ICO stores end resi
The tornado , which WIIH froemlnd
by a terrific downpour of hull , hutted
only a few minutes. The hailstorm
drove the people Into tholr houses ,
where they were omight by the death-
doiillng wind , which ciuno on them
with lerrllk'forco , leveling ovorythliiR
In Its path. The tornado uwopt an
area 250 yards wldo for a distance
of a nillo und a half. Houses col
lapsed as If built of cardboard , covr-
Ing the dead ami Injured with debris ,
which necessarily iiuido the work of
roseuoj slow. People flocked to the
town from all of Iho surrounding
country. The wipplv of coffins ban
been replenished from other towns
and a largo force of laboiers Is titlll
at work digging graves for many of
the victims. The Htorm wrought HO-
voro havou to the surrounding country ,
but no lives are reported lost thorn.
Governor Hayent has Issued an appeal
to the mayors of all cities of 3,000
people and over In the state of Toxab
asking them to nond food to Golliul
and i-iilse funds for the miffororn.
SERIOUS CHARGES ARE MADE.
Witness Accuses Army Officers of In
toxication and Other Excesses.
Washington , May 20. During the
Philippine Investigation before the
senate committee yesterday a letter
was read from General Hughes deny
Ing that ho had ever given orders for
the water euro and saying that If Hiieh
a charge was made ho wanted thu full
est Investigation of It.
Corporal Richard O'Brien , formerly
of the Twenty-sixth volunteer Infiuv
try , testified to seeing the water euro
administered. He also said that ofll
corn violated a Spanish woman at ono
town. At Hello , ho said , three officers
Major Cook , Captain McDonald and
Lieutenant Pltimmor of company M
became Intoxicated at a reception ami
took off their coats , seized Homo of the
native woman and Insisted upon their
dancing with Ilium , much to the dls
gnat of the women , who were above
the peasant class. Ho said ho was not
on good terms with his captain. He
also said that at one place n woman
with two children was burned to
donli ( In fi lintnlinn HlmoU whoii ilto
troops were burning the town. "Hum
dum , " or explosive bullets , ho stated
were Issued to the troops In the reg
ular way and did horrible execution.
There were "unwritten orders to
take no prisoners , " which were car
ried out In one campaign. Ho did not
know who Issued the orders , but they
wore understood to bo In effect. Upon
cloBO questioning , lie admitted that
he had seen many < priBoncrs and they
were being treated kindly by the offi
cers and men.
House Passes Naval Bill.
Washington , May 20. Before ad
journment yesterday the IIOIIHO passed
the naval appropriation bill. The feat
ure of the debate was on the amend
ment offered by Roberts ( Mass. ) , pro
viding that three of the ships provided
for In the 1)111 , a battleship , a cruiser
and a gunboat , shall be built In govern
ment yards. Adams ( Pa. ) made a
point of order agalnt the amendment ,
which Sherman sustained , but on an
appeal by Roberts the chair was over
ruled , and the amendment was agreed
to. Under a suspension of the rules ,
thn bill for clcht hours work on all
government contracts was passed ,
also a bill authorizing the construc
tion of a national sanitarium for dis
abled soldiers at Hot Springs , S. D.
Dolllver Arraigns Democrats.
Washington , May 20. Only a brief
time was devoted by the senate yes
terday to consideration of the Philip
plno government bill. Dollivnr sup
ported the bill , which , ho said , was one
of the most important pieces of con
structive legislation presented since
the civil war. Ho arraigned the
Democratic minority for Its opposi
tion to the measure. He insisted that
the Philippine insurrection , as a mill
tary proposition , was a thing of the
past , and declared that under no cir
cumstances would the lilted States
relinquish the Philippines.
Kodak Concerns Combine.
New York , May 20. Details of the
plan for the consolidation of the kodak
enterprises have been published. The
aggregate cash value of all of these
enterprises Is estimated at $20.000,000
and capital stock of the consolidated
corporation is $35.000.000. The now
company , which has been Incorporated
In Now Jersey , will acquire properties
all over the world.
Nonunion Linemen Strike.
Chicago , May 20. Nonunion line
men in the employ of the Chicago Tel
nphono company In Chicago , Jollet ,
Elgin and Aurora have gone on
fitriho for union wages and union con
ditions. The strikers are the men
who look the places of the union line
men who went on strike last summer.
STRIKERS START FOR EUROPE-
Two Carloads of Foreigners Leave for
Their Native Lands.
Wllktmbarre , Pa. , May i0. ! - I'roat-
lent .John Mitchell of thu United Mlno
WorliorH of Amurlca arrlvot1 huro
Iroin Ilii/.luton laut night aim imtu' >
Inlnul strike huiidiiiartorH | at iho Ho *
: ol Hurt. Ho wan mut at the station
! iy several of the local loaders , who-
nold a brlof conference with him.
The national president fltntml that , seas
as thu minors' sldu of the contra-
vorsy was concerned , the situation
had not changed In the least.
Two carloads of foreigners left tlui
llazloton region yesterday. Most ot
Lliom were booked for New York ,
whence they will sail for tholr imtlvo
Homo of LjtO foreigner ! ) will
Hook work In the nUurnlnoim region.
At a meeting last night the Retail
Grocers' anHoclntlon decided to re-
ntrlct credit durliiK ( bo pendency of.
thu strike . Thu wholesalers In tha
afternoon decided to dunuuMl cash
tmymonlB from the rutallors.
The companies yoHtorday
In coal and Iron police.
SNOWSTORM IN WYOMING.
Sheep and Lambs Reported Dying by
Evauuton , Wy. , May 20. The HIIOW-
Htorin which struck this Hoctlon Sat
urday night has continued without ,
abatement. It IH estimated Hint 10 to
M Inches of wet snow has fallen , thu
greater part of which lias molted in
the valleys. Hheep and lambs are repotted -
petted to bo dying by thousamlH and
a pioiulnent nheopman estlmuteti thu
IOHH In Ulntah county alouo will readi
1100,000 head , repi'i'sontlug a market
value of over $1,000,000. If the storm
continues for another day It Is feared
nil of the lambs and many of the
Hlieop that have been sheared will bo
Wheat Belt Is Flooded.
St. Joseph. May 20. Another very
heavy rain fell over northern Mis
souri , sections of northern Kamms and
southern Nebraska yesterday. In the
last If ) days thorn has been u 12-Inch
rainfall at. Powell , Neb. , the heaviest
In the history of the ( Uato. As mtidi
as four Inches foil yesterday In the
course of two hours. At many points
tlioro was such floods that many people
ple belloved the downpour was an
Scarcity of Laborers In Chicago.
Chicago , May 20. The Inter-Ocean
"Scarcity of laborers threatens
to bring many Improvements In Chicago
cage to a HtainlHtlll. Thousands of.
men are In demand and 1111 Increase
In wages IH offered , but workmen can
not bo found. Employment agents are
uklimlshlng among the Hinull cltluu
within it radliiB of 100 miles of Chicago
cage trying to pick up a HiidlHcnt num
ber of luborc'i'H to nupply the urgent
Why u IlniM-l StU-Un.
The limpet IIIIH gained notoriety by
the strength with which It ndhercK to
the rock on which It decides to rest.
Tin1 force required to detach the limpet
from lln > rock him lntolv licon tcHlc'd liv
a well Known imturallHt , who round
that more than Hlxty pounds must bo
ex'Tted for the purpose. So thlH llttlu
thing , weighing about half an ounce ,
HtlekH HO tightly that a force equal to
two thousand tlmcH Its own weight l.t
necessary to drag It away
It waH at ono tlmo supposed that at-
r.ioHpliorlo pressure had HomothltiK to
3o with the adhesive power of the lim-
jM't , but it is now generally agreed that
the creature exudes a kind of glue for
thlH purpose. If you place your linger
on the rock Immediately after a limpet
has been detached , you will feel that
the surface IH Htlcky , and If you allow
your linger to remain there fi.r a short
time you will notice that it Is begin
ning to stick quite tightly. Pearson's.
I1 nupp ! < < In llvo.
A certain politician , eminent but not
roll nod , made Samuel J. Tllden a lui.sl-
ness call at hlB C5rnmercy Park man
sion. Wishing to bo particularly nice
to him , the old gentleman got out a
bottle of Johannlsberger Schloss , the
rarest of Rhine wines , and began to
decant the contents into a mlnuto
glass , snllllng the. savor of the juice
and lakliiir irreat nalns to Indicate that
a treat was coming. A tray with some
large glasses was at hand. The poli
tician reached for one and , grasping
the precious bottle by the neck , dump
ed half the contents Into It and drank
it all at ono gulp. Mr. Tllden eyed him
malevolently and did not try to pro
long the visit. When the dour closed
behind the guest , he f.ld with a snap :
"IJIast him ! The next time he comoa
I'll give him boer.-Xew York World.
e.xnni > prutliiK.
Grimes-Confound It , that's Just my
Hoyd What's the matter , Crimes ?
Grimes-Matter enough ! There's go
ing to be a reduction of fares on my
railroad , and I've Just got an annual
pass on It. Exchange ,
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thousands of dyspeptics have been
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