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VOLUME XXXIV. NUMBER .
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 3. 1903.
WHOLE NUMBER 1.725.
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IT SWALLOWS TWO THOUSAND J
A TOWN TOTALLY DESTROYED
A Settlement in the Valley ef the Eu- j
ph rates Chcaen for Destruction
Shcck Lasts Thirty Seconds, but
- that is Sufficient fcr Devastation.
CONSTANTINOPLE Advices that
reached here from Asiatic Turkey
show that a terrible earthquake oc
curred April 23 at Melazzherd. in the
valley of Erzeroum. on the Euphrates.
The wxn was totally destroyed, -with
its entire population, nnmbennz 2.000
souls, including 700 Armenians, as well
as the troops forming the garrison of
"Melazsherd. "in addition, over 400
houses in the neighboring villages col
lapsed. A somewhat severe earthquake
shock wt5 felt here, but no damage
The foreign offlce here received
some details from the British consul
at Erzeroum rpcardme the recent
earthquake at Melazeherd. according
to which a stronz shook, lasting thirty
seconds, was felt on the morning of
April 23, throughout the entire district
b'efween Lake Van and the Russian
frontier, and as far -ast as Kharput.
The town of Mlazgherd. consisting
cf 500 houses, was destroyed and
much havoc was wrouzht in the sur
roundinz viilazes. Colonel Khalil
3ey. commanding the garrison of Jle
lazgherd. with his whole family, three
other officers and eighty soldiers per
ished in the rums. Lieutenant Colo
nel Tayib Bey. whose family perished,
The telegraph operator who sent the
news of the catastrophe said he him
self was badly injured and that his
wife and sister had been killed.
The foreign office has appealed for
. subscriptions for the relief of the des
titute of the Melazgherd district.
WASHINGTON Vice Consul Ojal
vo at Erzeroum. Turkey, reports to
the state department that an earth
quake in the canton of Melazgherd.
district of Fitlis. ou the 29tn ult caus
ed the death of 500 persons and left
the city in rums.
SHAW STARTS FOR THE WEST
After Touring Iowa Will Attend Cor
"WASHINGTON Secretary Shaw
left Washington today for Chicago. On
June 2 he will join the president at
Council Bluffs, la., and accompany him
to Denison, the secretary's home
town, and probably remain with the
party durinc the trip through the
state. On June 17 the secretary will
attend the commencement exercises
of the Cornell college at Mount Ver
non, la., his alma mater. His daugh
ter Enidia is a member of the grad
uating class. Two days later the sec
retary will deliver an address to the
graduating class in the Armour In
stitute of Technology at Chicago.
LOVING CUP FOR DE YOUNG.
Way in Whicn He Handled Rocsevelt
SAN FRANCISCO A pleasing
sequel to President Roosevelt's visit
to San Francisco was a banquet to
M. K. De Young Thursday nizht.
He was the honored guest of the
executive committee of the recent
Roosevelt reception. During the even
ing eclat was given the occasion by
the presentation to him of a large
silver loving cup. The motive of the
presentation was told by the inscrip
tion, as follows:
"A Fouvenir from the citizens" com
mittee to the Hon. 31 D De Young,
in acknowledgment of his executive
ability and the masterly and success
ful manner in vinch he handled the
functions given in honor of the visit
of President Roosevelt to San Fran
cisco, May. 1303.
Editcr Describes Seen- at Pauline.
LAWRENCE, Neb Editor D. Liv
ingston of the Locomotive, who re
turned from the vicinity of Sundays
tornado near Pauline, says the scene
was almost beyond description. The
bodies of the victims were fearfully
mangled. One woman's head was
mashed to a pulp, and the others had
almost every bone In their bodies
broken. Editor Livingston says the
funeral ef the victims held in the little
church was a most impressive and
sad affair The wreck of the buildings
was most complete, and the lumber
and contents were found in all sorts
Mr. Wu Gets New Job.
PEKIN An imperial edict issued
here appoints Wu Ting Fane, the for
mer Chinese minister at "Washington.
to be a member of the foreign office.
His rank win be ielaw that of the
five officials designated in the proto
ccL Eleven Children Drown.
POSEN A ferryman and eievm
childrcr. were dro"?Tied as tha result
cf tht capsizing ei a ferryboat on the
river Warthe. near DerLro
Five Years for Hannigan.
ST. LOOS. 3Io. Five years in the
penitentiary was the verdict returnee
by the jury in the bribery case of
J. J. Hannigan. a former member in
the house of delegates. Wa?mtg -ws
found guilty of accepting a bribe in
connection with the passage of the
Suburban railway bilL When the ver
dict was announced Hannigan made no
sign cf concern. He is the eighteenth
man tried on charges resulting froa
the local boodle mvesugation.
IMMENSE IRRIGATION DAM.
Geelsftcal Survey Completes Plans
for the Same.
WASHINGTON The Geological
surrey has had prepared a model of
the extensive dam to be constructed
on Salt river, sixty-five miles above
Phoenix. Ariz. This dam will be
among the first and also among the
largest irrigation enterprises to be
undertaken by the government under
the new law.
The model shows the exact pro
portions of the dam, which is to be
1SS feet thick at the base. 830 feet
long at the top, and 250 feet high.
It will contain 1L600.000 cubic feet
The reservoir to be constructed
will drain over 6,000 square miles of
territory and add 300.000 acres to the
tillable area in the vicinity of
ORDER IN BEEP TRUST CASE.
Restrained from Violating the Sher
man Anti-Trust Law.
CHICAGO. I1L Judge Grosscup in
the federal court Tuesday entereu the
final order in the bef trust case, re
straining the packers from combining
to regulate the trade. The order cov
ers all the points in the previous de
cision and is received as a complete
victory for the government. An appeal
will be taken.
The order covers all the large pack
ing concerns doing business in this
district and in substance permanently
enjoins them from doing anything in
violation of the Sherman anti-trust
act. The name of the late Gustavus
F. Swift was eliminated from the list,
though the firm of Swift & Co. is still
covered by the decree.
THE DEADLY AUTOMOBILE.
Six are Killed, Two Fatally and Ten
Others Badly Injured.
PARIS It is now possible to as
semble from the many reports along J
the route of the first stage of the
Paris-Madrid automobile race a com
plete list of casualties. This shows
six persons killed, two so dangerously
injured that they may die and ten
During the day it was asserted here
that seventeen persons had been killed
and that seventeen were injured, but
this was not warranted.
Estate of $60000,000.
PITTSBURG. Pa. The will of Ben
jamin F Jones, the well known steel '
manufacturer, was filed for probate.
No estimate is made of the value of
the estate, but it is said to be not less
than $60,000,000. The widow is to get '
the bulk of the estate, the bal-1
ance to go to four children. On Mrs.
Jones death the balance is to be
divided each year among the four
children. On the death of the four
children the principal is to be
divided equally among all the testa
OKLAHOMA IS IN BAD SHAPE-
Crops in Many Localities Are Totally
GUTHRIE. O. T. Official reports
from Anadarko to territorial officials
place the flood losses at three times
that of any former year There will
be no trains over the 'Frisco. Choctaw.
Enid & Anadarko and Rock Island rail
road in that vicinity under ten or
From Hobart the estimate of losses
is placed at S500.000 All telephone
and telegraph lines are down and thirty-two
miles of the Rock Island tracks
are ou between Kobarr and Anadarko
The Rock Island's loss art Hobart is
3250,000 and the 'Frisco's S30.0V) The
wheat and oats crops in that vicinity
are total failures as a result of the
terrific hail storms.
Chicago Faces Hunger.
CHICAGO. III. The breach between
the restaurant employes and the own
ers association opened wide Thurs
day.. The joint board of the eight un
ions making demands have opeaed
strike headquarters and appointed
committees to arrange for the handling
of pickets. The unions declare a gen
eral walkout will occur Monday in all
places where the union scale has not
Lawrence Suecceca Miller.
WASHINGTON. D. a Edward ,W.
Lawrence of Rutland. Vt was on
Wednesday appointed assistant attor
ney general for the postoffice de
partment to succeed Daniel V. Miller,
recently removed. Mr Lawrence is '
a member of the Vermont bar. The :
investigation of affairs in the assist-1
ant attorney general's office continues.
Both Sidss Get Divorces.
LONDON Lady Margaret Cowell-
Stepney. daughter of Lord de Tabley.
was granted a judicial separation from
her husband. Sir Arthur Coweil-Step-
ney. on the ground of desertion. The
baronet, who is a former member of
parliament and a wealthy landed pro
prietor of Wales, is now in Boise
City. Idaho, wehre he recently re
nounced his title and became an
American citizen and also secured a
Against a Consolidation.
LEXINGTON". Va The Southern
Presbyterian general assembly decid
ed against consolidating the offices of
the general superintendemt of Sunday
schools and young people's societies.
The report of the committee on the
ological seminaries, which was adopt
ed, showed that the character of the
work of the student bodies of these
institutions have teen highly satisfac
tory. This year there will be thirty
IOWA IS SMITTEN
STORM FIEND BRINGS DEATH
SERIAL DEAD AT CLEMWIOD
Scfcaol ef the Feeble Minded Stmck
With Deadly Effect Ocs Mmet
ami Buxton AIm Sufferers From the
DES MOINES la. Iowa has bees
storm swept for the past twenty-four
hours. Three tornadoes caused the
loss of six lives, the fatal injury of
three persons and the serious injury
of a score more, besides great prop
erty loss. The dead at Glenwood are:
Maggie Blettner Adaza, la.; Hazel
Wright, Adaza, la. The dead near
.fluxtmu. Georgia, Blakealey .Herbert
Rhodes. The dead at South Des
Moines are Russell A. Knauff, aged
30; Floyd Knaoft. his S-months-old
Injured at Glenwood: -Mary Eck
ert, Annie Delaney, Myrtle Dickinson.
Etta Newton. Harrison Johnson and
The injured near Buxton: Molietas
Rhodes, fatally; Mollie Rhodes, fatal
ly: Eliza Blakesley, Seward, Lucy.
George and Addison Rhodes, Buddie
Reasby and Mary Walker.
The injured at South Des Moines:
Mrs. Knauff. bruised and cut: Mrs.
Margaret Barston. skull injured by
falling brick: Charles McNutt. hurt
by falling tree; Mrs. John McCoy,
breast and head cut by flying glass.
The victims at Glenwood were all
inmates of the school for the feeble
minded, where the storm struck at
9:30 p. m. The tornado struck the
girls' dormitory, commonly known as
the old building, first. The roof was
torn oft. and. with a terrible crash,
fell back again upon the wrecked
building. All the buildings of the
group, including the hospital, dormi
tory. boy3' building, custodian's build
ing, farm colleges and the boiler room
were more or less damaged by the
The superintendent estimates that
the loss will be at least $75,000.
The buildings of the institution are
situated on a slight raise and were a
mark for the heavy wind which swept
down upon them with terrible fury.
The eleven girls who were injured are
being cared for in the hospital, which
is practically intact.
The tornado near Buxton struck, at
about 9 30 p. m. near what is known
as No. 10 Junction, a mining settle
ment. All the victims were colored.
The storm came from the southwest
and the destructive wind seemed to
descend suddenly from a great bank
of clouds which was sweeping toward
The houses occupied by the Rhodes
and Blakeleys were smashed to
kindling wood. Half a dozen boxes
were shattered and scattered over the
From all sections of the state come
reports of exceptionally heavy rain
fall, accompanied in most cases by
severe wind and lightning.
In the northern part of Iowa there
was a fall of hail in such size that
lambs, calves and pigs are reported
killed and in another case a horse.
Rivers are swollen out of the banks
everywhere. The flood is at its crest
in northwest Iowa. Numerous wash
outs are reported in that section, and
two railroad wrecks due to that cause
were attended with one death each.
Wires are prostrated so generally as
to preclude obtaining particulars.
Insurgents Badly Defeated.
MANILA Lieutenant Javier, com
manding a force of constabulary and
volnntters, has defeated 200 fanatical
insurgents in the island r.f Cebu. kill
ing sixty-eight of them an.I capturing
twenty-nine- The fight occurred in
the mountains of Takogan. No de
tails of the engagement have bee a re
ceived and the government losses are
Mrs. Tibbies Dead.
BANCROFT, Neb. Mrs. T. H. Tib
bies, well known as a correspondent
and writer, under the name of
"Bright Eyes." died at her home near
this place Tuesday night. Her hus
band. T. H. Tibbies, was formerly
connected with the Nebraska Inde
pendent. King Alfonso Is Enriched.
LONDON. A special dispatch from
Madrid says: King Alfonso has inher
ited f7.500.000 under the will cf his
grandfather. King Francis. The will
was opened about a month ago in ac
cordance with the desire of King
Francis that it should not be read un
til twelve months after his death.
Buried the Wrong Man.
KANSAS CITT. Mo. A curious
complication over the suicide of
George Littleton in St. Joseph. May
1. by drowning in the Missouri river,
has arisen. The identified body of
Littleton was found in the Missouri
river at Atchison. Kas- Saturday and
buried by relatives at De Kalb, Mc
but Wednesday a floater was picked
up in Kansas City, with papers on it
showing it to be the body of Little
ton. Ten Cases ef Plague.
SANTIAGO DE CHILE The report
that cases of bubonic plague had
been discovered at the seaport of
Iquique is confirmed. There were tsa.
cases Monday, six of which were fa
tal. The disease was brought to
Iquique in a cargo of rice from India.
Exntkit ef Irish industries.
LONDON The Irish department of
agriculture has decided to organize a
special exhibit of Irish industries for
the St. Louis expositlsz.
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RECLAIMING OF ARID LANDS.
Expenditures in Past Two Years Were
WASHINGTON, D. C. Commission
er Rirhards of the general land office
has had prepared a statement giving
the exact amount of the fund set apart
for the reclamation of arid lands un
der the irrigation act of 1302. It
shows a total of J7.530.33S for the fis
cal years 1901 and 1902. distributed
among the states and territories as
Arizona. $81,773; California. $303,
270; Colorado. $628,995; Idaho, $507,
448; Kansas, $49,135; Montana. $772.
377; Nebraska. $235.194 ; Nevada. $23.
414; New Mexico, $147,237; North Da
kota. $1,227,496; Oklahoma. $1,008,795,
Oregon. $910,961. South Dakota. $307.
562; Utah, $146.5524. Washington.
$734,088; Wyoming. $385,762.
The total for 1901 was $3J.44,S61 and.
for 19L-2 $4,565,516.
The returns of tne sale of public
lands for the fir3t threa quarters of
the present fiscal year indicate hat
the receipts will be about eiiial to the
two preceding years, so tha; by J.ily
1 next the" irrigation fund in the treas
ury department will amount to about
BOILER MAKERS GO TO WORK.
Old Union Pacific Employes Return to
OMAHA After being out on strike
for over eleven months Union Pa
cific boiler makers returned to work
Thursday morning, at least some of
them. This is the ultimate result of
the conrerence in New York with
President Burt whereby a settlement
was effected and the immediate out
come of a conference Wednesday aft
ernoon with Superintendent McKeen
of the motive power department, when
minor differences arising since the
New York conference were disposed
Forty-five boiler makers and their
helpers went out of the local shops
June IS of last year. Thirty-six on
vednesday went down to the shops
and reported to Master Mechanic
Thompson and re-entered the com
Veterans N?me New Haven.
WASHINGTON Colonel E. 31.
Urel. commander-in-chief of the Span
ish War Veterans, announced Wed
nesday that the national encampment
this year would be held in New Ha
ven. Conn. The dates have not been
fixed definitely, but they probably will
be September 28-30. It is expected
that President Roosevelt will attend
the encampment. The cities which
were candidates for the encampment
were Cleveland. Asheville and New,
Tragedy at a Wedding Ball.
ARRAS. France A wedding party
at the Citadel barracks here Tuesday.
night ended tragically with the deatt
of three women and the injury of
twenty-seven other persons. At the
dance following the wedding a lamp
was overturned and set fire to the deco
rative hangings. A panic ensued, the
doors were blocked and thre of the
women were unable to escape and per
ished in the flames.
Rockefeller Helps Y. M. C. A.
WASHINGTON The Post will an
nounce Monday that John D. Rocke
feller has given $50,000 to the Wash-
ingtcn Young Men's Christian asso-'
tiation. This announcement has been
made by Mr Rockefeller thrcugh
HI B. Macfariand, president of thef
Board of District Commissioners. '
The gift is conditioned on the com
pletion cf a canvass for $300,000 for
use of the association before Jan
uary 1. 1904.
Dr. Wendt Takes His Life.
PARIS. Dr. E. Charles Wendt cf
New York shot and killed himself,
with s pistol in his apartments here
Temporary aberration of mind is sup
posed to be the cause.
Trampled ta Death in Car.
CHEYENNE. Wyo. Alies Kaldy.
who -was raking two tTF 2nd an
elephant to Minneapolis to jcir a cr-'
ens. was trampled to death by the ele
phant in a. car ax Medicine Bow stance-i
the English-Speaking Wortd.'
FIFTEEN ARE KILLED.
Disastrous Tornado in Central Ne
braska. PAULINE, Neb. At 6 o clock Sun
day night a disastrous tornado struck
the farm house of John Mumma. which
was located two miles southeast c"
Pauline, and killed six people.
JOHN MUMMA. aged 51.
MRS. JOHN MUMMA. aged 47.
MISS GERTRUDE MUMMA. aged
MISS FLORENCE PALMER, agei
JOHN PALMER, aged IS.
RAT QUIGG. agpd 21.
All the horses and cattle about tho
premises were killed with the excep
tion cf a horse belonging to young
Quigg. which escaped, after the buggy
had been torn loose and broken into
bits. Miss Florence Palme- and broth
er John, daughter and son of Mr. and
Mrs. Emma D. Hughes, were visiting
at the Mumma hcuse and Ray Quigg
was spending the afternoon with Mi?3
Gertrude Mumma, to whom ho was
enzaged to be married.
The entire family and visitor", were
seated around the table partaking of
the evening meal when the tornado
nrnved without a moment's warning.
The house was lifted 150 feet in tho
air. where it was quickly shattered
and scattered for miles around. The
bodies were terribly mutilated. They
were dropped into the canyon on the
southwest, one on the east side and
one on the west side of the ravine.
The head of John Mumma was smash
ed to a pulp.
Mrs. William Overy, a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Mumma, is tae only close
relative who survives the Mumma fam
ily, and she and her husband witness
ed the catastrophe from their farm
house, which is located within a mile
of the scene. Mr. Overy described the
tornado as coming frcm the southeast
in a lazy sort of manner. It had the
appearance ot a huge balloon and was
hugging close to tne ground without
making much noise, which accounts for
its stealing upon the Mumma home
without givmg warning.
After it struck the Mumma farm it
turned and headed northwest, direct
for Pauline, after striking the railroad-Huge
trees were uprooted, telegraph
poles rulled out and rods and rods of
barb wire were twisted into one large
balL The tornado tore every piece ol
clothing from Mrs. Mumma and de
posited them in a heap a mile away.
The bodies were taken to William
Overy "s home, from where the funeral
In the storm's wake, so far it Lj
known that nfteen people lost their
Man Sees Humor in Murder.
ST. LOUIS Laughing, as if mur
der and suicide were jokes. Charles
E. Wolz. a contractor, while talking
to Mrs. Louis P. Nelson on Wednes
day at. the corner of Grand and Chou
teau avenues, suddenly drew a revol
ver and shot her twice in the head
and then sent a bullet into his own
brain. Passersby heard Wolz plead
ing with the woman and then he sud
denly laughed loudly and fired the
shots. It is believed both will die.
Haytien Ministry Resigns.
PORT AU PRINCE. Hayti. The
entrie Haytien ministry with the min
ister for war,, have resigned. The
ministry are opposed to continuing
the investigation into the alleged
frauds in the issuing of Haytien gov
ernment securities amounting to $2.
000,000. The commicsion of inquiry
are supported by President Alexis
Nond. who insisted on the investiga
tion being continued. The ministry
handed in its resignation.
Government. Accepts Bids.
WASHINGTON. D. C Colonel Pat
ten, acting quartemiasteT general cf
the army, decided to accept two bids
for carrying freight from the Pacific
coast, to the Philippines- -The bids
frere the same mi miscellaneous
freight and passengers. The contract
w31 te made with the Pacific Mail
Steamship company for San Frcn-:
Cisco freight and with, the Eos-!
ton Steamship cempaay fcr Jreisfcr j
front Sexttlu. I
SLAYER OF MR. AND MRS.
CHURCH PAYS PENALTY.
HANEO TO A HIGH BRIDGE
A Drop ef Forty Feet Sewers the Head
Frwn the Body Mounted Ranch
men Make Short Work sf Their
NEW CASTLE, Wyo. VT. C. Clif
ton, murderer of Mr. and Mrs. John
W. Church, formerly of Council
Bluffs, Iowa, was lynched by a mob
from Gillette Tuesday night.
The mob battered down the jail
door, holding up the sheriff and dep
uty while, they hung Clifton to a
bridge west of town. Clifton's head
was cut off by the fall of forty feet
The mob, which was composed of
fifty mounted ranchmen, was perfect
ly organized and proceeded with
The sheriff and his deputies were
bound and confined. Clifton's cries
were stifled with a gag. He was
bound hand and foot and was roughly
dragged to the scene of execution.
The commands of the mob leader
were given quietly and none of the
townspeople were aroused by the
When the body of Clifton was re
moved from under the bridge the fol
lowing message was found pinned to
"We think the law too slow in hang
ing this most cold blooded murderer,
who took the lives of our dear friends
and neighbors, and wo take it upon
ourselves to revenge in behalf of the
parents. Hoping that the action on
our part will meet the approval of
the community at large, we remain.
(Signed) THE MOB-
DENVER. John W. Church and
his wife, who lived on a homestead
claim seventy-five miles southwest of
Newcastle, were never seen alive after
March 14 last. Clifton, whose ranch
adjoined Church's, was arrested April
of sale covering personal property to
secure payment of $600 advanced him
Their bodies were found at the place
indicated by him. Clifton claimed
that he had killed the couple in self
defense. He had given Church a bill
of sale covering prsonal proprry to
scure payment of $6.0 advanced him
He said he had repaid this sum and
obtained the bill of sale and that Mrs.
Church had then threatened him with
a six-shooter, demanding the return
of the papers. He shot her, he ad
mitted, and. being attacked by her
husband, killed him also. This story
was discredited, as Mrs. Church was
a slender little woman of 22 years
Church was formerly a stenographer
in the Union Pacific offices in Omaha.
His family and Clifton resided in
Council Bluffs. About a year ago
Church and Clifton made an agree
ment to go into the cattle business
in Wyoming together and Church then
took up a homestead adjoining Clif
ton's. Clifton was 31 years of ae.
SUES AN AMERICAN OFFICER.
Gabrial Galza. a Filipino. Seeks to Rs -
MANILA Gabrial Galza. living m
the island ot Leyte. has sued Major
Edward Gleen of the Fifth infantry for
25.030 pesos damages on the ground
of alleged false imprisonment. Galza.
who was an insurgent sympathizer,
was suspected of aiding the Samar in
surgents. In 1201 he was arrested by
Major Glenn's orders, General Smth
approving, and was confined in Sa
mar. Ultimately Galza was released.
Major Glenn has reported the filing of
the suit to Major General Davis, who
will probably refer the matter to Sec
MICKEY POSTPONES ACTION.
Governor of Nebraska Will Mak
Decision in Rhea Case.
INDIANAPOLIS A telegram Wed
nesday from Governor John H. Mick
ey of Nebraska to Governor Durbia
announced that th-re would be no ac
tion this week in the case of William
Rhea, the Mount Vernon. Ind.. young
man now under sentence to be hang
ed for murder in that state. Con
gressman Hemenway of the First In
diana district. Major G. V Mensies of
Mount Vernon and Governor Durbin
interceded in behalf of young Rhra
and Governor Mickey has promised to
make a thorough investigation of the
case before allowing the execution to
To Improve Upoer Missouri.
SIOUX CITY. la. Captain W. H.
Gould of the government snagboat
Mandan has arrived here to consult
with Lieutenant E. D. Vincent, engi
neer in charge of the work on the
upper Missouri river. It is expected
by Lieutenant Vincent that the chief
work en the upper section of the river
will be done at Yankton, where about
$20.000 will be expended in building
extensions to the dikes now standing
Mrs. Patterson Brings Suit.
CHICAGO. A damage suit of $10.
000. as a sequel to the sensationaj at
tack of Mrs. Elizabeth V. Cronk of
Omaha, on Mrs. Cora Larhrop Patter
son on an Illinois Central train at.
Council Bluffs, Ia. a week ago last
Saturday, has been filed in the so-
perior court. A deputy sheriff served
the notice late Saturday evening as
Mrs. Cronkr was going through Chi
cago with her husband on their way
tome from Washington.
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B. F. Swain of Seymour. IntL. was
elected president of the National
Hardwood Lumbermen's association
Senor Montoro. the Cuban minister
to Great Britain, will leave Havana,
for London on May 28 instead of May
f31, the date previously fixed.
A serious motor cycle accident oc
curred at Bristol. England. The moeor
swerved into a crowd of spectators,
two of whom were killed and many
others seriously injurtd.
Nicomedes Zuloaga. a lawyer, has
been appointed Venezuelan represent
ative at Caracas on the mixed claims
commission in the matter of the Ital
ian claim against Venezuela.
The engagement is announced of
1 Honore Palmer, eldest soa of Mrs.
Potter Palmer, of Chicago, to Miss
Grace Greenway Brown, daughter of
the late George Brown, of Baltimore.
Justice Fletcher Ladd of the su
preme court of the Philippine Islanda
has resigned on account of the illness
of his wife and has left Manila for
home. He belongs at Lancaster, N. H-
Oliver T. Sherwood, the missing
cashier of the Southport (Conn.) Na
tional bank, who is said to be a de
faulter for more than $100,000. was
indicted on the charge of embezzle
ment. Paul Blouet (Max O'RcIl) died in
Paris. He had been ailing fcr sev
eral months and never recovered en
tirely from the effects of an operation
performed some time ago in New
The Malone (N. Y.) paper mill. o3
ed by the MaFone Paper company, was
destroyed by fire. Seven or eisht
dwellings were also burned. The loss
is estimated at $100,000; insurance,
Richard Croker is said to have of
fered to Mr Silver, the squire of
Lercombe. $135,000 for his extensive
Letcombe estates, including the
principal house in the district, called
John D. Rockefeller has offered to
increase his donation to the student
building fund of Indiana university,
from $30.00j to $."0.0n. on condition
that a fund of $50,000 be raised from
other sourr:s before July I.
Consul MrWade at Canton has ci
bled the sta"1 department tha: famine
is increasing in Kwang S: provtr." and
that relief is urgently needed. He alo
informed the department that spor
adic Asiatic cholera exists in Canton.
Samuel A. Ashby of Portland, near
Martin's Ferry, 0 murdered his wife
at their home in that place. Ashby
turned hi: wife out of the house, but
she returned. After a conversation he
drew a gun and shot her thrce times.
Suit to recover $1,600,000 was file I
in the supreme court of New York by
several preferred stockholders of the
National Salt company against the u
rectors of the company, fraud be-rg
alleged in the purchase of the ousi
ness of the United States Salt com
pany. Under the division of presidential
electors for 1904 New York continues
at the head of the list, with thirty
nine, while New Jersey will have
twelve a gain of nve for the twu
states. Tna states ot unio. inuiana.
and Michigan had forty-six electors in
13S2. 1835 and 1300 and will have the
same representation in 1304.
Lily. Duchess of Marlborough, for
merly Mrs. Hammerstein of New
York, who has been critically ill of
blood poisoning, contracted, it is be
lieved, through defective drainage at
Deepdene. her beautiful home in Sur
rey. England, is now well enough to
be removed to another house, which
Fshe has taken in the same country.
while the sanitary arrangements at
Deepdene are being rectinec.
The Kentucky court of appeals has
sustained the motion made by Com
monwealth's Attorney Frank in that
Circuit Judze Cantrill vacate the
bench in the trial of the case of tne
commonwealth azainst Caleb Powers,
charged with being an accessory to
the murder of William Goebel. Gov
ernor Beckham is expected to appoint
a special trial judge.
All reports received at Yokahama
agree as to the presence of 20 Rns
sian Toons at Yonsampho. on the
rvui r.ui. 2iUT ul cu-t ioiu n emu
against the occupation of which by
the Prussians the Korean government:
The Macedonian committee reports
that the Turks have burned the vil
lage of Banitzi. near Seres, and only
forty-eight of the 500 inhabitants es
caped, many women and girls beins
outraged and murdered and their
bodies cast into the water.
Theodore Richman, the famous bar
itone of the Vienna opera house, is
dead of apoplexy. He achieved his
richest triumph in New York in "The
Flying Dutchman" during the year
1S33, and afterward made a tour cf
the United States.
A motion for a change of venue in
the trial of J. J. Hannigan. a farmer
member of the house of delegates,
charged with bribery in connection
with the suburban bill, was denied in
Judge Ryan's division of the criminal
rnurt at St. Louis.
".Irs. Agnes Ethel Tracy, who. as
igaes EtheL ,as known on the staze
rhree decades ago. died at her heme
in New York City
Consul General Bellows at Yokoha
ma cables the department that plague
ProL Thompson Jay Hudson, author
of a number of psychological works
and a lecturer on those subjects, died
Zm,. r.I .1.T. V"Tm wi,.& ..4
Lat his home at Detroit, Mich-
Miss Alice Roosevelt is waiting for
her father to return, when she win
ask permission, to buy as. autosobile.
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