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WHOLE NUMBER 1.728.
VOLUME XXXIV.-NUMBER 12.
NESDAY. JUNE 24.1903.
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PASSENGER AND FREIGHT MEET
TBI PEOPLE LOSE THEIR LIVES
Five Waterloo Men Are Among Those
Slain in the Wreck A Misunder
stood Order is the Cause of the I
Trains Ccming Together.
CEDAR FALLS. la. Ten people
were killed and rsvo seriously "wound
ed in a head-end collision one mile
west of Raveond on the Illinois Cen
tral at 2-40 Friday morning. The
eastbound limited, due at Cedar Falls
at 2:15. crashed into the westbound
.freight The killed:
JOHX R. GRIFFIN passenger en
D. J. BANTZ, passenger fireman.
FRED STOXE3LLN, freight engi
C. P. 5TICKNET. freight brake
L C. MILLER, freight fireman. "Wat
erloo. F. L. GJROOM. Dubuque, skull frac
tured, died m hospital ar "Waterloo
shortly after removal there.
THREE UNIDENTIFIED TRAMPS.
ONE UNIDENTIFIED EMIGRANT.
Charles Morran. Independence, steal
inp nde on reint.
George Hurrl. negro. Independence,
stealing ride on the passenger.
The collision was due to a misunder
standinz of the orders given the
freight crev at "Waterloo and which
were misread by them.
The passenger was seven minutes
late out of Cedar Falls, but made up
the time. Neither crew saw the other
until they were but a few rods apart.
The wreck occurred in a deep cut
en what is known as Raymond hill,
both trains running at a high rate of
speed at the time of the collision.
Passenger No. 2, which is due to leave
Waterloo at 2 .".3 a. m., pulled out of
the station on time according to the
report of the train crew at the depot.
A relief train was dispatched to the
scene of the wreck from this city a
little after 3 o'clock, returning about
S o'clock with seven bodies. Three
bodies were still buried under the
wreck at the time the relief train
made the second trip.
The wreck occurred just as the pas
senger tram dropped over the brow of
the hill, the deep cut and a curve
shuttins off the view of tie approach
ing trains. Both, engine crews were
killed at their posts. The dead and
wcunded wre brought to this city.
The basgage and mail cars and seven
teen freight cars are piled up to the
height of rfae telegrapn wires. Both
engines were completely demolished.
STRIKE OF WAITERS ENDS.
Employers Reserve Right to Employ
Whom They Please. J
CHICAGO. Ill- The strike of the ,
waiters and cooks is a thing of the '
past, and the majority of the men will
return to work at once. The settle
ment of the trouble was reached after
a meeting, which had lasted for the
greater part of the day. It was agreed
that 75 pr cent of the strikers shall
resume their old places, and the re
mainder are to have their positions
within ten days.
On the question or aDsoIute recoeni- .
tion of the union, on which the strik
ers have bven so obdurate, the agree
ment provides for freedom on both
sides. The hotel and restaurant pro
prietors are to have the right to em
ploy what help they choose, no mat
ter whether it belongs to the union or ,
He Wished a Simple Funeral. '
DAYTON. O. Extreme simplicity
marked the funeral services over the
remains of the late General Alexanaer
McDowell McCook. at the residence
of his daughter. Mrs. Charles A. Craig
head. Monday. There were present
only relatives of the family, close
friends and members of the Loyal Le
gion. The service by Rev. Maurice
E. Wilson consisted of reading scrip
ture lessons, prayers and hymns. The
tuneral was in accordance with tho
wishes of General McCook. who did t
not desire any display. The remains (
were taken to Spring Grove cemetery. '
Cincinnati, for interment. ;
Robbers Take tr.e stamps. ,
DES MOINES Robbers broke Into
the postofice at Oiodes, Marshall I
county, twenty miles northeast, and
cleaned out the place of every stamp
in the possession of the postmaster.
The loss will be si.000.
Death List Is Grswing.
BTrppvTT? Pal. The develoDments
of yesterday and today show the Hepp- j
ner death list will exceed the esti-;
mates of the last two days. There I
are several large shifts of men at
work and corpses are being found nine j
miles away At the rate bodies are
coming in the list will easily reach
200 aetually found identified and j
buried. The name of Otis Bullis. 25
years old. of Tower City, N. D.. is
added to those missing.
Sultan Fears Things.
CONSTANTINOPLE The sultan
has warned Madame Chriarinch.
mother of Milan, to carefully- guard
her son. She is advised to keep her
son in the house and not to allow
him. to appear on the streets. It is
presumed that this advice was the
outcome cf fears that an attempt, may
be made to murder young 'Wilan. al
theegh it is not believed that there
will ever be any prospect of his suc
ceeding to the throae of Servia.
BURYING OF DEAD.
Hurries Interment of Victims ef the
HEPPNER, Ore. The -work of
burying the dead who lost their lives
in the terrible calamity Sunday even
ing has progressed steadily and 130
bodies had been recovered ana
buried. At least 150 more are miss
ing and at this time the most reliable
estimates place the number of dead
at COO. All day long help in the shape
of provisions, blankets and men has
poured in. The Oregon Railway and
Navigation track was opened as far
as Lexington, nine miles away Tues
day afternoon and from now on the
work of relief can proceed more ex
peditiously, as the wagon road from
here to Lexington is good and sup
plies can be brought in by team in a
few hoars after they reach the end
of the railroad. It will prooaMy be
several days before the track is open
ed all the way, as the railroad is
washed out for almost tne entire dis
tance. The scene from the hillside over
looking the town is one of desolation.
Huge piles of wreckage, in many
places fifty feet high, fill the canyon
for half a mile below the town. As
the debris which is covered many
feet by mud. is cleared away, more
bodies, are found. Immense boulders
weighing tons were rolled along by
the flood and deposited in the midst
of the town or lodged against build
ings. A telephone message from lone
In the fifty-foot wall of water that
swept through the town dozens of
bodies were carried down Willow
canyon for miles. In the rush of
subsiding waters during Sunday night
cries of distress were heard In monu
mental piles of debris and the first
volunteers worked like demons to hunt
out and find perishing wounded, but
in many cases it was too late by the
time the victims were located in the
A pall of devastation and death
hangs over Heppner. Frantic, half
crazed people are charging about the
ruins hunting for loved ones. Dozens
of families have been wiped out.
Among the incidents of the catas
trophe was the saving of three lives
by Julius Keithley, TO years old, who
rode one mile and a half on the roofs
of bouses and pulled in three people
from the flood.
Jim Kernan. the Oregon Railway
and Navigation agent, met his death
at the telegraph key trying to raise
Portland to inform the outside world
of the impending calamity.
His little daughter Katie, who was
saved by remaining in tne station
house, saw her father and mother
lost in the whirl of tM waters. Katie
stood by while her taffier was calling
the Portland office when the flood
swept in the lower floor and curled
around him. Mrs. Kernan rushed out
of the house and started for a high
point of ground. Kernan bravely
sought to save his wife and both were,
One of the most thrilling adven
tures was that of Tom Shuter, who.
with his family, were carried down
stream in his house for a mile and a
half. His wife and two children
stepped into the upper rooms. Below
town the house shot across the creek
to the west side, where it lodged in
the debris. 150 yards from the canyon
bank. Shuter then took his two little
ones on his shoulder and swam 200
yards In the boiling torrent. He land
ed the children and then struck out
for the house and rescued his wife.
The McBride family, which was lost,
went down in their hoose.
DISTRIBUTION OF THE FUNDS.
Governor Calls on County Ccmmis
siTiers to Send Lists.
TOPEKA. Kan. Governor Bailey
has invited the county commissioners ;
of the flood stricken counties to send.
him a detailed list of those in need of
help in their respective counties as .
far as possible and to send a repre
sentative far each county to be pres-
ent at the meeting next Tuesday of
the committee appointed to disburse
the general Kansas relief fund. At
rhis meeting the general situation will
be thoroughly canvassed and the com
mittee will be able to divide the funds
and supplies among the counties on
the basis of need.
Jews Need Nat Fear in Odessa. I
ST. PETERSBURG General Arsfi- i
eff. the new prefect cf police of Odes- j
sa. in receiving a deputation of rabbis
recently, assured them that the Jews
of Odessa could pursue their avoca
tions without fearing anti-Semite out
breaks. Mexico Settles Promptly.
WASHINGTON. Ambassador Clay
ton has cabled the state department
that the Mexican government on Wed
nesday deposited to his credit $1,420.
582 an account of the Pius fund award.
This promptness on the pan of the
government of Mexico in meeting its
obligations has broken all record in
arbitration. The money win be re
mitted to Archbishop Ricrdan. bishop
of San Francisco, CaL.. the titular
Cholera in the Philippines.
WASHINGTON. D. C Official ad
vices to the marine hospital service in
this city represent a sharp increase
cf cholera cases in the Philippine is
lands since the beginning of the rainy
season. Many of the cases have oc
curred in Manila, bnt a rapid spesd
down the coast of Luzon also is re
ported. About half of the Manila
cases have occurred aavmg the
crews of launches and other small
SUPERINTENDENT OF MONEY OR
DER SYSTEM REMOVED.
TROUBLE IS AMUT GONTBACTa
Authorities Deem Certain Indii
tions Sufficient to Warrant Dismissal
Two Firms Want Werk Which
Lowest Bidders Are Refused.
"WASHINGTON As a result of al
leged indiscretion in the award of con
tracts for printing money order forms
James T. Metcalfe, superintendent of
the money order system of the post
office department, was removed from
office by the postmaster general. A
full investigation will be made later.
The dismissal is the result of act
opposing the bid. of Pan! Hennas, ot
Rutherford. N. J., the lowest bidder byl
f45,000. and in favor of the next high
est bidder, the Wynkoop-Hallenbeck-Crawford
company of New York, of
which Mr. Metcalfe's son is an em
ploye. The storr is briefly told in the fol
lowing letter of dismissal signed by
Postmaster General Payne:
"Mr. James T. Metcalfe, Superin
tendent of Money Order System. Post
office Department. Dear Sir: You
are hereby removed from the position
of superintendent cf the money order
"The charges upon which your re
moval is based relate to your actions
in the matter of letting the contract
for money order forms. It appears
from your answer that when the pro
posals of the different competitors for
the contract of supplying money order
torms were opened Paul Herman of
Rutherford. N. J. (formerly employed
as foreman by the Wynkoop-Hallen-beck-Crawford
company of New York,
by which company it seems your son
is also employed), was found to be
the lowest bidder, his proposal being
145,010 below that of the next high
est bidder, namely the Wynkoop-Hal-lenback-Crawford
company; that the
bid of Herman as submitted was reg
ular in form and that he had deposit
ed a certified check, for $5,000 as a for
feit. It further appears that within a
day or two the Wynkoop-Hallenbeck-Crawford
company filed a protest
against awarding the contract to Her
man, alleging that he was not finan
cially responsible: that a short time
thereafter Mr. Herman called at your
office and you advised him tc with
draw his bid and re-enter the employ
of the Wynkoop-Hallenbeck-Crawford
company, understanding that at the
time such withdrawal would result in
the contract being awarded to said
company and consequently in a loss
to the government; that you offered
to write and did write a letter to said
company, apprising it of your inter
view with Herman and using your
good offices in his behalf; that you ad
vised Herman that his $5,000 deposit
would probably be returned to him if
he adopted your suggestion. It fur
ther appears that you regarded Mr.
Herman as possessing the mechanical
qualifications requisite to the perform
ance of the contract and that it was
not any part of your duty to pass upon
the question of his responsibility,
financial or otherwise. It also appears
that you did not acquaint your supe
rior. First Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral Wynee. with the fact that you
had endeavored to have Mr. Herman
withdraw his bid. It further appears
that a hearing had been had before
General Wynee on the question of the
financial responsibility of Mr. Her
man, although it has developed since
the submission of your answer this
morning that you discouraged such a
hearing and manifested a desire that
the contract be awarded to the Wya-koop-riallenbeck-Crawford
"E C. PAYNE.
Charged With Crookedness.
SCRANTON. Pa. A special com
mittee was appointed by the select
council to investigate an allegation
that eight members of the bodr bad
banded together to hold up the Dalton
Street Railway company for $400
apiece. At the last meeting of the
council the franchise was to come up
for passage, but the quorum was
broken by opponents of the measure.
Asks Aid for Flood Sufferers.
SPRINGFIELD. HI. A. L. Here
ford, supreme chancellor of the Court
cf Honor, issued an address to the lo
cal courts of the organization request
ing them to contribute to the aid cf
their brethren in Missouri. Iowa and
Illinois who have lost their homes and
ether property by reason of the
Repairing Mont Pelee Injuries.
NEW YORK Margnerita Stokes, a
child who barely escaped the fate of
her mother and brother in the Mont
Pelee diseaser. has been operated upon
at a hospital. Ugly scars on her chi
caused by her injuries in the volcan
outburst on Martinique, were covered
with skin from other part3 oi
her body and the third finger of
the right hand was sacrificed, in or
der that adjoining cnes would be made
Sheets at Italian Consul.
HAVANA While the Italian consul
here. Vlagio Tomielli. was seated in
the office, a young Italian sailor en
tered and Inquired whether he was the
consul. On receiving an affirmative
reply, he whipped out a revolver and
fired, the bullet grazing the consul's
head. The sailor tamed axd fled along
the street: pursued by the consnL The
miscreant ineffectively, fired the onl
charge in. tie revolver at his pursuers
It is believed that he is insane.
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HAIL PETER AS KING.
Servians Rejoice at Parliament's j
Unanimous Selection cf Ruler. semble on June 24.
BELGRADE-Prince Peter Kara- TOPEKA. Kan. Governor Bailey
georgevitch was dulv elected king oH113 issued e following proclamion
Servia Monday in joint session of theM"11 whether e legislature in spc
senate and skupshtina. The an-cial se33'01
nouncement was received with every1 "Whereas, The recent floods have,
manifestation cf rejoicing. in addition to the destruction of vast
The presiding officer of the joint amounts of property, svept away nu
session proposed the election 0fj serous bridges, the immediate re
Prince Peter as king. Cheers greeted ' bading of which is imperative, but
the proposals, which were repeated onJfor whica M adequate law exists,
the announcement that the vote waaitnereby brS bot an extraordi
unanlmous. The minister of justice 'nary occasion within the meaning of
hastened to the balconv and announc- the constitution authorizing a special
ed the fact to the waiting crowd. The session of tae legislature.
people received the notification, with
cheers and a royal salute of 101 guns
Lieutenant Lacar Javadovios of the
Sixth infntry shct and killed himself
Sunday because his fellow officers did
not permit him to participate in car-
rying out the plot against the late
king and queen.
DISEASE IS STAMPED OUT.
Offers Reward for Case of Foot and
WASHINGTON The secretary of
agriculture having completed a care
ful investigation of the states now in
quarantine for fcot and mouth dis-1
ease, without ffnding"any"casesorthe '
disease. Tuesday issued a circular of-'
fering a reward of $250 to any per- Peter Win Be Subservient to Servian
son who shalL before June 30. 1903.' Army or Follow Alexander.
first report to the chief of the bureau BELGRADE The position of King
of animal industry at Washington the Peter I, who takes the place of the
existence of any specific ''ase or cases assassinated ruler, promises to be lit
of foot and mouth disease in any an- tle more tilan a cf a royal captive,
imal in either Massazfmsetts or New The real government of the country
Hampshire. If no cases are reported
by July l, the quarantine will be re
moved and foreign countris asked to
receive live stock from New England
Appoints a New York Man.
"WASHINGTON. D. C. Alvord
Cooley of Westchester. N. Y.. has
been appointed civil service commis
sioner by President Roosevelt to suc
ceed James R. Garfield, appointed
commissioner of corporations.
Senator Piatt of New York took
luncheon with the president Saturday, I tQ the Mkphone. This policy has led
remaining at the white house until to one socd result not a single case
nearly 3 o'clock. After bis conference , of border anywhere has been rcport
with the president he announced Mr. et-
Cooley's appointment. He did not in-! I
dicate that Mr. Cooley was his selec- MRS- 'NGERSOLL BRINGS SUIT,
tion far the place. It is said the ap-
pointment was decided on some time Wants pe of $100,030 Earned by Her
ago and was acquiesced in by Sen- Husband,
ator Piatt. " BOSTON. Mass. A suit for $100.-
000 was filed in the United States cir
Steel Corporation Reports.
WASHINGTON. During the post
week the United States Steel corpora-
tion has filed, through Secretary Cor
telyoa. with the bureau of corpora
tions of the department of commerce,
the financial report of its operations
for the year 1902. including schedules,
showing in detail its business and
financial transactions during that year. '
The report is very voluminous and ' from transferring the estate or per
complete. It is the first report of any ! sonal property cf the late 3Ir. Davis
large business concern filed with the and for the court to appoint a receiver,
new department. The allegation made by Mrs. Inger-
soil is that her husband did not re
Sporting Writer Dies.
DENVER, Colo. Nelson Innes. for
merly one of the best known sporting
writers in the country, died here cf'
consumption. Mr. Innes' illness was Italian Cabinet Quits.
the result of the cold contracted while ROME Premier Zanardelli has for
attending the Corbett-Fitzsimmons ; mally announced in the chamber of
fi?kt. j deputies that the cabinet has resigned
oaiiet First ana Examine Afterwards.
ST. PAL L, Minn. The supreme
lodge of Ancient Order of United decided, that the cheap rates of trans
Workmen, at its session, decided, af- porting harvest hands will be in. force
ter a long debate, to permit candi- this year from June 25 to July 10, in
dates for admission to the order to be elusive. The rate will be a one-third
balloted, for before undergoing a med- fare for parties of five or over to any
ical examination. This action re- point in Kansas. In 'spite of the
moves a long standing source of dis- flood3. which have de-astated some
satisfaction, for it has frequently hap-. of the valley lands of the state, the
pened that after a candidate has paid S need of a large number of harvest
his fee for the medical test he was re-
More Help for Kanras.
NEW YORK Addition? fnnf m
the amount of $9,000 has been sent,
from this cit? to relieve the wants of
the destitute in. the flood stricken dis
tricts. Ot this snm $1,000 was tele
graphed to Topeka. a like snm to Kan
sas City,. Kan and the remainder to
Gainesville. The committee now
received contrihotioBs amounting to
nearly $25.000 Probably $5,000 more
win be distribated, to the sufferers
CALLS KANSAS LEGISLATURE
Governor of State Directs It
I "ow, therefore. I, w. j. Bailey.
governor of the state of Kansas, by
virtue of the authority vested in me
by the constitution, do hereby con
vene the legislature of the state of
Kansas in special session at the capi
tal, in the city of Topeka. on Wednes-
da Jxme 24- 1903- at 2 'cIock P- m
for the purpose of enabling counties
and other municipalities to build nec
"In witness whereof. I have here
unto set my hand and caused tc be
afflxed reat seaJ q statfi
17th day of June, 1903.
(Signed) "W. J. BAILEY.
KING IN.NAME ONLY..
will be a military dictatorship under
the leaders of the revolution. Colonel
Mischin and Colonel Mitschilitsch.
The new king is almost without any
personal adherents, and the ruling
spirits of the army would just as read
ily murder him as they did his prede
cessor. At the present moment the whole
country is under military rale. and.
although no prefects in the country
districts have been revoked, each is
accompanied by an army officer who
attends him wherever he goes, even
cuit fourr Tuesday by Mrs. Eva A.
Ingersoll. administratrix of the estate
of the late Robert G. Ingersoll, against
Joseph A. Comm of Lowell. Mass.. and
others, heirs of the late Andrew J. Da
vis, for services which the libellant
claims were rendered by her deceased
husband. Mrs. Ingersoll also petitions
the court for a writ of injunction
against the heirs to restrain them
ceive the $100,000 for services from
the heirs for winning the case, as had
been agreed upon.
Kansas Wants Karvert Hands.
TOPEKA. Kas. The railroads have .
nands is very pressing and win have
to come rrcm otner stntes.
WTLLEMSTAD, Island of Curacoa
The report that General Mates has
issued a manifesto announcing a col
lapse of the Venezuelan revelation is
Rockefeller Gives 55,000.
NEW YORK Mayer Low- received
a. cheek: tor $S.0uG iiom. John D Rock
efeller for the fund for the relief. c
the sufferers from the floods in the i
FOR KING PETER
CALLED ON TO AVENGE MURDER
SOVUI AMY EXMHiAia
is a Whole Declare Innocent
ef Crime to Be Expiated Little
Kingdom Otherwise in
Strained Relations with Powers.
ST. PETERSBURG An official note
was published in the Gazette Thursday
recognizing Peter Karageorgevitca as
king of Servia and welcoming his ac
cession. In brief the note declares that
it is incumbent upon King Peter to
avenge the assassination of King Alex
ander and Queen Drags aad expresses
the- eearictkm taat-ae -win kmnr.aow
to severely punish the regicide?, whose
misdeeds should not be visited on the
entire Servian nation or army. The
text cf the note fallows:
A week has now elapsed since the
day of the bloody revolution at Bel
grade, an intimation of which could
not be given to the imperial govern
ment in the customary official form be
cause legal authority was lacking in
Strictly adhering to it3 standpoint ef
non-intervention ic the internal affairs
of the Balkan states, and at the same
time finding it impossible to hold any
intercourse with the persons who have
arbitrarily usurped power, Russia has
awaited the conclusion of the troubles
in order to define clearly its attitude
toward the events in the kingdom of
The skupshtina and senate assem
bled in exrraardinary session June 15,
the legal order of things was re-established
and Prince Peter Kara
georgevitch was unanimously elected
The prince, complying with the re
quest of the national assembly, has
consented to ascend the throne of Ser
via under the name of Peter L Imme
diately after the proclamation the new
king telegraphed to the czar asking
his imperial majesty to recognize him
as king, whereupon the reply of his
majesty in confirmation of this was
The Imperial government, while hail
ing the election of the new monarch,
scion of a glorious dynasty, and wish
ing all success to the supreme head
of the Servian people, which is allied
to Russia by ties of religion, can nev
ertheless not refrain from expressing
the confident hope that King Peter will
be able to give evidence of his sense
of justice and firmness of will by
adopting measures at the outset to in
vestigate the abominable deed that has
been committed and mete out rigorous
punishment to those traitorous crimi
nals who have stained themselves with
the infamy attaching to regtcides.
Of course the entire Servian nation
or its army cannot be held responsible
for the crime which revolts public con
science, yet it would be dangerous to
Servia's internal peace not to exact
expiation for the revolution carried out
with violence by the military. Such
neglect will inevitably react in an un
favorable manner on the relations of
all the states with Servia and would
create for Servia serious difficulties at
the very commencement of the reign
of King Peter L
Their Russian co-religionists offer to
God supplications for the repose of the
souls of King Alexander and his con
sort, who have met an untimely end.
and they invoke the blessings of the
Almighty on the rule of King Peter for
the welfare and prosperity of the Ser
Harriman Not in Control.
SALT LAKE CITY. Utah. It can
be stated officially and with absolute
accuracy, the Tribune 3ays. that while
he traffic arrangements between Sen
ator Clark's Salt Lake-Los Angeles
oad and the roads constituting the
Harriman system will have absolutely
nothing to do with directing the oper
itions of the Clark road, which will
io business with all roads entering
Salt Lake City.
New Trial for Tennessee Claflin.
LONDON The appeal court grant
ed the application of Lady Cook (for
merly Miss Tennesse Claflin of New
York) for a retrial of the charge
brought against her by J. H. Wallace,
her former private secretary, who.
was granted a veridct of $2,is0 on the
plea of libel-
Death of Rev. Or. Hathaway.
PASADENA. CaL Rev. Dr. Hatha
way, secretary of the American Sab
bath union with headquarters in New
York City, died here suddenly.
Driven frsm Heme by High Water.
VANCOUVER. 3. Ci Every region
of low lying land along the banks of
the Fraser river which is not dyked
is now under water, and many farm
hands are cut off from any communi
cation except by boat. Above the
Pitt river hundreds of acres of mead
ow land are flooded. At Mission peo
ple are moving their household goods
to higher ground in boats and canoes,
the river having inundated the
Crisis Continues in Itaiy.
ROME. The political cri&Is con
tinues. Former Premier Zanardelli
was unable to go to the quirinal to
see the king, owing to sickness. He
arose in the morning but was obliged
to return to bed- This circumstance
is delaying the solution of the crisis.
Orders a Court-Martial.
WASHINGTON Secretary Moody
Tuesday ordered the court-martial of
Assistant Paymaster Philip W Delano.
charged with embezzlement of $1,800.
The, avast powerful automobile ever
built is the Goerom-Brille racing car.
having 129 horse power.
In Scotland ia 1392 there were 204
insane persons in each 100,000 popula
tion; there are now S0.
The Doatcfllce deparrateat. announces
that July 4 next will be a complete
holiday for all the rural free delivery
carriers in the comntry.
Lieutenant H. L. Roosevelt, pro
moted to be captain and asissrant
quartermaster in the marine corps, is
& cousin of the presidents
General Kuropaetkia. the Russian
minister of war, arrived at Tokio and
is the guest ef the emperor. The
press augurs weR ef his visit.
The horse-presented) to the president
by- the dt&eaa ot-'ltowejfsa. -Wye- ar
rived in Washington and has been in
stalled in the White House staMes.
The naatber of young men leaving
Austria and Hungary is so great that
the gavernaient of both countries are
making strenuous efforts to stop ir.
The largest and best stocked ma
rine aquarium in the world is in the
old moat of the abandoned Fort Jef
ferson on Groden Key, Dry Torrugas.
The ambassador of Italy has inform
ed the state department that the date
fixed for the meeting of the sanitary
conference in Paris is October 10
The- differences between the Kan
sas City Southern railroad and its
mechanics have been adjusted and
the strike has officially been declared
The rate of suicides per million in
London is 95; in Brussels. Berlin.
Stockholm and St. Petersburg. 300,
and in Paris and Vienna 400 per mil
lion. Work on the French national pavil
ion, a reproduction of the grand m
anon at Versailles, France, will be
begun soon at the World's fair. St.
The New York Central and Pennsyl
vania railroads each estimate their
respective receipts from summer va
cation travel at more than $1,000,000
Several conflicts have recently oc
curred in Macedonia between insur
gent fcsnds and Turkish troops. Some
thirty Bulgarians have been killed and
The Wisconsin Central road an
nounced a one-way rate of $8 to Chi
cago. This is a cur of $3.o0 over the
usual fare, and was done to meet the
cut in time made by competing lines.
General Baldwin has informed the
war department that the governor of
Arizona says United States troops are
no longer needed at Morenci and they
have been ordered back to their sta
tions. Former President Cleveland has
been offered the presidency of the
University of Virginia. When seen
Mr. Cleveland said: "I should be ut
terly unable to accept such a propo
sition." Among the passengers who arrived
by the steamer Auguste Victoria, from
Hamburg, were Catherina Fleischer
Ede. Wilhelm Barrew Koven and
Max Lahflng. singers for the musical
festival ar St. Louis.
The doctors who performed an au
topsy on King Alexander report that
the king's brain was not developed,
and showed weakness. Alexander
left $300.010. of which $100,000 was de
posited at Brusaells.
Members of the law and order league
of Nebraska City, which was organiz
ed several years ago, have notified
the management that they will allow
no more Sunday games and that in
the future no more games may Se
played in that city unless the play
ers desire to pay a heavy fine.
The secretary of the interior has or
dered the withdrawal from entry ot
SOO.OflO acres of public land in Idaho
in connection with the Blackfoot irri
gation project, and 500.000 acres in
Nevada in connection with the Rock
Creek, the Humbodlt river, North
Humboldt and South- Humboldt pro
jects. Fifty Iowa city physicians met in
Des Moines for the purpose of form
ing a state organization. Among the
papers read was one by Dr. Louis A.
Thomas of Red Oak. in which he urg
ed the establishment of bath rooms in
connection with school houses and
that pupils be required to bathe regu
larly. It is officially stated that there is
no truth in the report circulated in
America that Queen Wilheimina has
shown symptoms of a tuberculosis na
ture, or that she has any intention of
going to Madeira or Cairo on account
of her health.
Sir Frederick Pollock, the famous
English lawyer and law writer of Lon
don, has cabled his acceptance to an
invitation to read a paper before the
annual meeting of the American Bar
association, which will be held at Hot
Springs, Va-V August 26 to 29.
The Vladivostock, one of the Rus
sian journals, says orders have been
issued by the military authorities that
Chinese brigands in Mancnuria are
not to be attacked, as they have
shown themselves more devoted to
Russia than to China.
The wheat prospects in northern
Oklahoma were never better than they
are now. This is especially true of j
Kay county. There will also be a
splendid crop of oat3. and corn is do
ing well except that the rains have
made it a little late.
A battle occurred at the Shoshone
Indian, agency between five Shoshone
Indians and ten Indian police under i
Chief Dick Washakie, during which
over fifty shots were fired and one
of the policemen, was shot through ttw
leg, and another through the arm.
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