The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on June 24, 1891 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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reetud to htn namo of whether h> or not, 1« responsible for the pay. 8 have decided th*t mf lifting to tftto firm petiotiicaig ffom the pMrnfjfen. n<v ivtngf thxvm uncalled tnr. - ISTHtf FRAUD *T, BABNUM left property to the ttitle Oi $4,270,583. THE Congo river is fifteen miles wide tn some places. Steamers often pass ftach other, but out of sight. BISMARCK intends to publish his Oaemoirs during his life, so that he can defend them if they are attacked. THE last act of the Florida legislature was to pass an act making the birthday of Jefferson Davis a legal hoik day. TIIBRR is a project for laying a new submarine telegraphic cable from Per- narabuco, in eastern Brazil, to a point on the western coast of Africa. Sra HENRY PABKES, the Australian statesman, to whom is due the fact that Australia is now virtually a federal republic, began life as a farm laborer in England. ^^^^^^^^^^^^ EX-SPEAKEB REED, with whom the French language has for years been a Study, is now able to rattle it off with the fluency of a native, owing to his intercourse with French people abroad. BEAUTIFUL meteorological photographs of clouds and the aspect of the sky have been taken by reflecting the object in a mirror of black glass placed in front of the object glass of the camera. THE baccarat trial ends with a verdict for defendants, thus virtually find- .ing that the plaintiff, Sir William Gordon Gumming, was guilty of cheating at cards. It is a crushing verdict for him. THE annual readjustment of the salaries of first-class postmasters shows that there are now 128 first-class offices, a net increase of fourteen during the last year. The aggregate salaries of these 128 postmasters is $450,600. THE department of the interior is about to establish a station on St. Lawrence island in Behring sea for the breeding of reindeer for the Innuits ^and Esquimeaux in Alaska to use for ! sledging and for food in cases of emergency. _ - _________^___ THE fire losses in the United States for May were extremely large, being more than twice as much as for the same month last year. The total foots <np a little over $22,000.000, and the loss for the five months of this year has been $68,905,468. Six weeks ago "VV. A. Martin, a Harlam (N. Y.) boy suffering from typhoic fever, swallowed a thermometer that the nurse put in his mouth to obtain tis temperature. He is now first rate . and feels no inconvenience from the mercury which dropped so suddenly in his case. THE slot machine has been put to a new use in Birmingham, Eng., being applied to the gas meter in tenement houses. When gas is wanted you drop 'a two-penny piece in the slot and get 1 gas for an hour, at the end of which time it goes out and it requires another coin to turn it on. THE merry constable of Woodruff, S. <U., met a young lady on the street whom he knew, and in the exuberance of his spirits playfully placed a pair of handcuffs on her wrists. Then he found that he had no key with which to unlock the "bracelets," and the lady .had to endure them for five hours until they were filed off. A NOVEL and interesting feature of the immigration to this country is the Danish immigration to Maryland. The first arrival some time since was a colony of 463 under the leadership of Peter Ceder, of Copenhagen, and now 100 more have arrived. They will buy 1,700 acres of land in Prince George's county, near the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, between Baltimore and Washington, and will devote themselves to dairy and truck farming, in which the Danes are adepts. THE politeness of the French and English commanders at the battle of Fontenoy was nothing compared with the politeness of the Chilian insurgents in surrendering the Itata by request and just to oblige, The capture of suspected vessels would be a simple affair if the precedent set by the accommodating Chilians should be followed. It must be admitted, however, that the Itata had a good deal of fun before consenting to return to San Diego and the unsuspecting marshal whose confidence she abused. MBS. PEAKY, the wife of Lieutenant B. E. Peary, of the U. S. navy, who has gone with her husband on his expedition to the land of the Aurora, is the first white woman who ever dared the rigors and privations of the northern regions. This brave and devoted woman is really beautiful, a brunette, small and delicately formed, but with a heart as courageous as a lion. The lieutenant has calculated the chances and will keep her by his side, and it is to be hoped they will fulfill their mission and return safe and sound. A PAMPHLET issued by the Bradstreet Co., gives some curious and interesting statistics relative to business failures in 1890. A classification of the causes of failures shows that there are other causes more potent in producing business failures than hard times or Scarcity of currency. Thus, out of 10,- ttfS failures, we find 65 per cent, attributed to lack of capital, 19 per cent, to incompetence, 4 per cent, to inexperience, % per cent, to unwise credits, 2 per cent. to speculation, 3 per cent to neglect of business, 5 per cent to disasters, and so on. These causes cover much the iarg- »«* oart of the WORK OF A WATERSPOUT. t n«lttg>«A A Mine In Mexico—Twenty* Three Lives Lost—An town THwn In* undated And tita Girls ftfttwtted— Victims of Lightning In tfebttWKa. City o* MEXICO, June 1&—A wate*- tpout in the mountains in the neigh* iwhood of the San trtiis PotoSl sllvef es caused great Idas of life. The .atest telegrams from San Luis PotOsi place the number of bodies recovered from the flooded mine at twenty-three. 9o far thirty persons are known to ;iave been hurt. Work at the Con* cepcion mine is entirely suspended. The pecuniary loss will be heavy. DBS MOINES, la., June 18,—Reports from all over the state show that the rain has been extremely heavy and some damage and loss of life are reported. The Bock Island railroad at Casey was washed out and trains delayed. The town was inundated and two girls are reported drowned. Lighty struck the insane asylum at Clar- Lu.'.a, but little damage was done. OMAHA, Neb., June 18.—The heaviest rain known for years fell Tuesday night all over the state. Along the line of the Burlington & Missouri in southern Nebraska and in Kansas several washouts resulted, the most serious being in the vicinity of New Orleans. Several small washouts occurred on the branch line between Orleans and Oxford. Trains on that branch are delayed and some have been abandoned altogether. On the Elkhorn Valley road a bad washout occurred at Battle Creek, inundated the town, sweeping away several houses and endangering a number of lives. All in clanger were helped out in wagons and no lives were lost. The town is half overflowed at present and people have to go about in boats. It is thought that the mill dam will go, and ln.rge damage has already Been done to crops. Several miles of track have been washed out and several bridges, which will delay trains for two days. At Oakdale the precipitation was 5 inches. Gel lars are filled, sidewalks are gone and 300 feet of railroad track is removed, with one bridge, near town. The damage to crops is not known. At Humphrey, Bartholomew Bogus, a farmer, was killed by lightning, as was also the team with which he was plowing. PALMER, Neb., June 18.—During the thunderstorm Tuesday the wife and grandmother of V. Lauton took two children and went with them to a storm-oellar near their house to avoid the lightning. During the storm the lightning entered the door of the cellar and instantly killed both of the women, but did not hurt the children. Mr. Lauton was not at home at the time of the accident and the bodies were found cold and stiff two hours after the storm. READING, Pa., June 18.—A hail and windstorm of unusual severity passed over a portion of Berks county Tuesday night. At Bernville several farmhouses were struck by lightning and slight damage done. All around Bernville hail fell as large as shellbarks and some of the fields were covered to the depth of several inches, while the country presented a winter scene. Trees were uprooted, telephone poles prostrated and fences carried away and tipple ana other trees stripped of their fruit and cornfields devastated. Near Dougiass- ville, this county, barns belonging to John Boyer and several others were unroofed. At Minersville Mrs. David A. Jones was struck by lightning and is still paralyzed from the shock. KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 18.—Three hundred acres of celery ground was flooded from 1 to 4 feet deep Wednesday night by the race from the paper mill breaking as a result of heavy rains. All the south part of town is flooded. Houses were removed from their foundations and can be reached only with boats. The celery will be ruined if the water remains long on it NEW YORK, June 18.—At 3:30 p. m. Tuesday the thermometer marked 99 degrees in the shade, and nobody knovi'S how much more in the sun. So far the record of deaths from the heat foots up nine and those overcome thirty-three. MARIO X, Ind., June 18.—William Stanley, aged 06, was overcome by the heat Tuesday and died in a few minutes. He was an inmate of the soldiers' home. DUBUQUE, la., June 17.—The weather has been intensely hot for two days— 90 degrees in the shade. MILWAUKEE, June 18. — John Kegan died from the effects of a sunstroke Tuesday afternoon. Alexander Lawboski was also sunstruck and is in a serious condition. The temperature reached 87 degrees in the shade. CLAKION, Pa., June 18.—A heavy thunderstorm passed over this place Tuesday afternoou. A young' man named Taylor was struck by lightning and instantly killed. Davis Lawson's barn was struck and burned to the ground. The national bank building and the residence of John Brown were also struck and considerably damaged. PITTSBURGH, Pa., June 18.—The hig-hest temperature recorded Tuesday was 91 at 3 o'clock. Many cases of prostration occurred, but one being fatal, lleports from, all sections indicate severe electrical storms At Alliance, O., Alfred Barnhart, while plowing, was struck by lightning and killed; in liutler county, Pa., a boy named Robert Taylor was killed: near Emlenton, Pa., young Clarence Ashbaugh was struck and killed and several derricks throughout the oil country were struck and burned. HE TRAIN-WRECKERS DID IT. Wonld-Be Robber* Obstruct ft Railway fa Iowa, Causing A Train to Plung^ttitift * Rivet-Frightened Off j|pfef6*8|f £ h«y tottid fcoty *h«it ViettHtt-lrtt^ Mew Killed MM* & Sottfe tnJurM, " . Wreck of the Omaha express on this Chi eaffo, Milwaukee & St. P>&1 *aii£bsd at Coon Rapids Tuesday flight wal oHiiaed by a tie fastened to the trestle wofk of the bridge-approach by train wreckers. The motive that prompted the crime was undoubtedly robbery but thug far no depredations have been reported. There is no clew to the perpetrators of the foul deed. At the point where the accident occurred the train was not running at its usual rate of speed and the light loss of life is due to this. The fact that so many of the passengers and trainmen escaped uninjured and promptly scrambled out of the wreck probably frightened the train-robbers off. The train consisted of an engine, mail car, baggage car, two coaches, one chair car and three sleepers and was well filled with passengers. It reached Coon Rapids at 9:45 o'clock in a blinding rainstorm. Three thousand feet east of the station is the little stream Coon creek, spanned by an iron bridge. The stream is an insignificant 'one, dry for portions of the year, but now swelled by spring freshets. Engineer William Liddell was in charge of the engine with Fireman Albert Rouse. Two hundred feet from the bridge the engine struck the obstruction and left the track. ' Liddell reversed the lever and applied the air-brakes, but it was impossible to stop the train. The locomotive and mail car crashed into the covered bridge and, toppling over, fell to' the bed of the stream, 50 feet below. The baggage car, day coaches, chair car and one sleeper fell from the side of the trestle and whirling over in the air struck the ground with trucks up. The train was electric-lighted and the added horror of a fire was thus probably avoided. Those passengers who were not injured promptly began the work of rescuing their unfortunate fellow travelers, whose shouts for help could be heard from the wrecked cars. Word was sent back to the station at Coon Rapids, and all the physicians and able-bodied men who could be reached were summoned to the rescue. The rain continued unabated and in the face of the blinding storm, aided by flashes of lightning and the lanterns brought from the station and adjacent farmhouses, the work was carried on. A special train with physicians and workmen was sent to the wreck from Perry, the eastern end of the division, iipon receipt of telegrams announcing the accident. The list of killed and injured is: Henry Candon, of Perry, la., Wiled outright; express messenger Aldroyd idlled outright; John McCarthy, of Dunkirk. N. Y., fatally In jurod internally; R. W. Chambers, bralteman, left hip dislocated; "William Larkin, bralteman, bruised; C. B. Cornelius, conductor, bruised and arm broken ; Thomas Jamca, electric light engineer, slight bruises about leg and hip; John Williams, baggagemaster, head and legs bruised; F. E. Watson, postal clerk, head and shoulders bruised; G. F. Mitchell, train dispatcher, spine and hip bruised; Albert Rouse, fireman, side injured; Frank Smith, train news agent, slightly injured; William Worth, Decorah, la., three ribs broken, right leg bruised; Mrs. William Worth, Decorah, la., right arm and hand cut and bruised; William Langendorfer, Watsonville, t!al., has internal injuries: Charles Barrett, Cincinnati, O., slight bruises; H. C. Blake, Mount Carroll, 111., back bruised; Reinhart Kochman, Mount Vernon, N. Y., left clavicle broken and contusion of forehead and chin; Clnrenee Grable, Omaha, Neb., contusion of head; right leg and spina injured; James T. Walsh. Chicago, sprained ankle and side hurt; O. B. Jaokman, Boone, la., side and back bruised: Peter Goers. tver, Montreal, Que., left chest bruised; M. Rust, Boulder, Col., slight body bruises. Engineer William Liddell escaped without the slightest injury, although he was borne down in the crash to the bottom of the ravine and the. care composing the train were with two exceptions hurled like an avalanche about the engulfed locomotive.. A 'HORRIBLE DEED. A Madmiin Near Philadelphia Seizes Two Little Girls and Jumps Into tli* S«?huyl- kiH Canal—He Is Drownod wltli One of Hb» Victims—The Other Saved. PHILADELPHIA, June 18.—Crazed by drink and possibly affected mentally by the excessive heat a brawny foun- dryman named Bixby, of Royersford, on the Schuylkill Valley railroad,, did a dreadful deed. By a device he succeeded at Parkerford, just above the foundry where he is employed, in coaxing two little girls of the Knecr family to accompany him a short distance. He dragged them swiftly forward with a vise-like grip and before they realized what he intended he leaped, into the Schuylkill canal with both of them. One of the children tore awuy from him as the trio went diown the towpath and made her escape after a ducking. Bixby and the other little girl, however, did not rise again. Their bodies were soon recovered, locked together by the madman's, embrace. The little victim was 9 years <wf age. Starved Their Homes. PINE BLUFFS, Ark., Jua^e IS.—The white drivers on the Citizens Consolidated street railroad quit the- service of the company Tuesday because the stock had not been fed. The drivers say the mules had nothing to eat for four days. Negroes took the places of the strikers. The company claim that they conld not se» cure horse feed, but the produce companies offer to supply all demands. Some public action will probably be taken. A NEVVQpUWT. ft t* tfutltttted at Chicago by dta»ti«* fitarlan~lt» tSntl«* Art to tighten th« Burdens of the Supreme fiefteh—it* tower* Described. CHICAGO, Jane if.^Tfctt niw, States court of ap'peftls, Wnleh Id footed to remote an tometise weight from the already ar^ded fctt* preme court at Washingtdn, wis for* maTiy organized in this district at aooti Tuesday. At exactly 12 o'clock Justice Harlan and Judge Gresham entered the courtroom, followed by Judges Allen, Woods, Jenkins and Ulbd* gett. . Judge Bunn was not among them. The courtroom ( ivftB crowded when the judges ascended the bench add took the seats arranged in r semi-circle. The formation of the new court was not attended by any elaborate cotemony, but a great deal of inter* eat was manifested in the proceedings. AH the district judges of this (the seventh) judicial circuit were present l»y invitation. They were Judge J. E. Jenkins, of the eastern district of Wisconsin, who holds court at Milwaukee; Judge R. Bxinn, of the western district of Wisconsin, with headquarters at Madison; Judge Willttim J. Allen, of Springfield, who presides over the southern district of Illinois, arid Judge W. A, Wpod, of Indianapolis. T-f 1 '* ' '" / f . "*»f T> .. There was no business for the now tribunal to transact except to appoint officers. These were a marshal, clerk 1 and crier. The first-named position has attached to it a salary of $2,600 per year,, while the clerk will receive $8,000. The further business of the court was to formally adopt rules of practice as laid down in the act of congress which created the court. Capt L. O. Oilman was appointed marshal) and Oliver T. Morton, a son of Indiana's famous war governor and senator, was appointed clerk. Judge Blodgett was assigned as a judge on the new court, temporarily. The new court as it was constituted is only temporary. A similar court will be organized in each judicial circuit of the United States, and when Cpngrels inects next winter the president will appoint an appellate judge for each one. The judge appointed for this circuit will take the place of Judge Blodgett, and the tribunal will then consist of Justice Harlan, Judge Gresham and the new appointee. In the absence of the supreme court justice the judge of the district court will sit with the other two. The appellate court will have power to render a final decision in all cases tried in the United States circuit or district courts in which there is no constitutional question involved. It will have jurisdiction in all patent, revenue, criminal and admiralty cases, except when questions arise which can only be settled under the construction by the United States supreme court. In this way the new courts of appeal will greatly lessen the work of the. supreme court and at the same time, it is believed, they will facilitate business for lawyers and litigants. It has always been that, even in cases small in them selves, but of great importance to the parties concerned in them, years were required to get a final decision on account of the overburdened-docket of the great tribunal at Washington. Now a decision, in ordinary cases, will be reached at the most in a few months and a great burden lifted from the parties involved, The judges of the new court will wear gowns, such as are worn by the justices of the United States supreme court. ST. Louis, June 17.—In accordance with an act of congress a new United States court of appeals was organized Tuesday morning by Associate Justice Brewer of the United States supreme court, assisted by Circuit Judge Caldwell andi District Judge Thayer, who, until the president appoints the regular judge, will constitute the court. Prominent members of the bar were present from Kansas and Texas. Judge Brewei* appointed John J. Jordan, of Des Moines, la., clerk, and William R. v of St. Louis, marshal. SAN FisANCisco, June 17.—The new court of appeals for the Ninth- judicial circuit of the United States was- formally opened here Tuesday by Justice Field, of the United States supreme court, and Circuit Judge Sawyer, win* were robed after . the fashion of supreme court justices. District J radge Hoffman is unable on account of sickness to take his seat. His place therefore will bft filled by Judge Deady, of Oregon, who will be here on Monday next. Court adjourned until that, time, after having appointed Frank Moaackton as clerk of the court ft* 8** WOMEN ON A STRIKE. IS NO MORE. Kx-Gov. Ludiiigton, of Wigcousln, Dlea at Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE, June 18.—Ex-Gov. Harrison Ludington died Tuesday night at his residence on Jefferson street. [Harrison Ludington was born in Putnam county, N. Y.. July 30, 1811. In 1838 he located in Milwaukee and became at once a prominent luctor in tlut business interests of the then struggling young city. He vras tor years at the head of the extensive lumber nrmof Ludlugton, Wells & Van SUuick. He wan for several terms mayor of the city, and iu 16r;R was elected governor of the state while serving as mayor. For some years he had lived a retired life, not having enjoyed the besf of health and considering rest of more importance than political or ijUiQt excitement. He leaves it large fortuue,j| London Laundresses Inaugurate a lUvely Struggle fur the Eight-Hour I>ay. LONDON, June 17. — Th& expected strike of the laundry women was- inaugurated in a vigorous manner Tuesday morning. Three hundred female employes of the laundries of North London went out to enforce a demand Eor a working day of eight hours with, pay ait the rate of 43 pence per 3iem for the same. Later in the diay the striking: women formed in procession and marched from laundry to laundry, smashed the windows of the different establishments where non-union labor •was employed and dragged out such ol the laundry women as manifested a disposition to remain at work. When the police appeared upon the seene it was pnl j to be jeered at by the belligerent women, who went right ahead with thair work of destruction and intimidation without regard to the officers. Dead on Her Wedding Day. CHICAGO, .Tune 18.—Dressed in her intended bridal robe, in a casket heaped with flowers, the corpse of pretty Katie Mclntyre lay Wednesday night in the little parlosr of 43 North Morgan street. It was to have been her wedding night. She was dead as the result of a dose of poison taken with suicidal intent because she could not make up her mind to wed the man she had promised, but whom she had been urged to engage herself to by relatives. Bather than keep her promise to her would-be h/usbaa.4 &e took * 9t "ivugh on rap," / • TO PftOTEOT THE SEALS. United State* fcftd KfaglAnd Sign Agreement to Close tft* B ft SMttlBteent ftf Iff* fttt the< J*i4n»tnn«Jif of*f»otahe*», li, how' a closed 'sea/ t6 seal poachefs. ^ kttlstm'a ffroelttmatfon ia< Mied Monday id oftMftt ndltficatton to all th$?%Brid that the United States and English governments will act together. As some of the seal poachers sail under- German colors the Importance of warning off every* body is plain. The modus Vivendi leads flp tb arbitration. Cdlticident with the president's proclamation instructions go from the navy and the treasury departments. The president -sent letters to Secretary Tracy and Secretary Poster calling "their fttten* tion to the adoption of the modus vlvendl and directing them to co« operate with the British government in policing the sea. The navy will be represented by the warships Mohican and Alert, which are now at San Fran* cisco, and the treasury department by the revenue cutters Bear, Corwin and Bush. This fleet will rendezvous at San Point, where the British vessels will also rendezvous. By the agreement both governments, with a view to promote the friendly settlement of the questions pending relative to the respective rights of each in the Behring sea, and for the preservation of the seal species, will prohibit until May next killing of seals in that part of the sea lying eastward of the line of demarkation described in article No. 1 of the treaty of 1867 between the United States and Russia, and the United States further agrees to prohibit the. killing of seals on the shores and islands of Behring sea, the property of this government, In excess of 7,500 to be taken on the islands for the subsistence of the natives. Both governments are to use their best and most prompt efforts to insure the observance of this prohibition by their subjects. Every vessel or person offending against this prohibition in the' said waters of Behring sea outside of the ordinary territorial limits of the United States may be seized and detained by the naval or other duly commissioned officers of either of the high contracting parties, but they shall be handed over as soon as practicable to the authorities of the nation to which they respectively belong, who shall alone have jurisdiction to try the offense and impose the penalties for the same. The agreement was signed Monday morning by Sir Julian Pauncefote and Mr. Wharton, and the presidential proclamation followed as quickly as it could be prepared. It will be noticed that the agreement authorizes the United States vessels to seize offending British vessels, which, however, are to be turned over to the British authorities for trial, and this feature of the agreement is expected to prove of great value in the pressing emergency that has held to exist of clearing out the law-breaking vessels before irreparable damage will be done to the seal fisheries. The correspondence between the United States government and that of Great Britain, covering the Behring sea negotiations since that already published, is made public. It is very voluminous. A synopsis is as follows: It befctns with a proposal by the British minister for a modus Vivendi, in which Great Britain and the United States shall Jointly agree to suspend the taking of seals in Eehrinc sea until May next, except the 7,800 seals which the United States had insisted should be taken by the company having the lease. It also provides that the British government may send consuls to visit the sealing islands, and closes byt a requirement that unless Russia shall agree to the convention it shall not go into- operation. This was sent June S, being thirty days after Mr. Blalne's definite proposition, of May 4, already published. To this the acting secretary of state replies that the president suggests that the agreement should only apply to the portion of Behring sea lying west of the line agreed upon by the agreement between the United States and Great Britain, Ha declines, however, to consent to the appointment of consols by Great Britain at the sealing islands, but says in the event of an agreement with reference to arbitration the "United States government will extend, reasonable facilities to the government of Great Britain for an, investigation of the islands Into any ports involved in the controversy. He also objects to the clause by which Russia is to be made a party to the agreement. He closes with the request for a prompt re spouse. To this Lord Salisbury replies insisting that the agreement should cover all the Behring sea and that the agreement as 'to arbitration should be made simultaneous with the modus Vivendi. The acting secretary of state replies that this government can not consent to the delay which would be necessary to agree upon the details ol arbitration, as tha modus Vivendi should go-into operation at once, but that ir in expectation that an agreement tor arbitra tion will be reached, the United States government will permit the British govern ment to send suitable persons to-the sealing islands this season. To this Lord Salisbury replies on June 8, with a new form of modus vivendi, which closes •with a plan for the appointment of a commission to examine and report on what international arrangements ore necessary between the United States, Great Britain and Russia for the preservation of the fur seals, and that the United States and Great Britain shall request Russia to tor told, her subjects taking seals east of the Una Indicated in the plan outlined above. The state department replies regretting that new propositions are now brought in and insisting upon, a speedy termination of the negotiation*. The British minister replies on June 13 that while there is great reluctance on the part of Great Britain to jieW the points it has named, it will consent to do so if the United States will consent to the appointment of a commit sion to consider the protection of the seal species. The secretary of state represents that the United States government will apree to the appointment ql such a committee simultaneously with the appointment of a committee ol arbitration. SEES HI9 ERROR, Prince of tVAi«» Inform* the JlaflM of Command Thai He 1« 8o«y tot Sot Itepoftingr ftatttrnfttf. / ' \ LbSUdff,, «futie id. y* tiofc. fidwaira Staohope<Ifeeretafy.dr'state for waf, replying m tite hdtise Bf coanftdns ttf a Question puV:by M*. William 8umtnelt% (Gladstone ll%al)iia M&frd to the biifc' carat scandal, Said iftttt Sif Willfartt Qordon-Cummlng'-was the cWei ftott who had broltttt faith, toe did not report the case \K> his ebttt* landing officer, if an offense wad . committed by any other person it could Only have consisted in advising and pressing him to take ft differeiat course than laid dovyi by the army regulations Of the three officers concerned, (Jot. Owen Williams was ft retired officer of the army t and was, there* fore, not subject to the Regulations, but the oth<,r two—Field Marshal, the ptince of Wales and Lieut. Berkeley Levett—undoubtedly were. With this preliminary statement the secretary of state for war, amid profound silence and followed by the close and anxious attention of the house and the people in the gallery, speaking with the utmost deliberation, said: '•The army regulations In question had nn- doubtedly never been specially brought to the notice of the prince of Wales, but .when they bad been, and looking back at all the oiroumv stances of the case, the prince of Wales saw his error of judgment in not requiring Sir William Gordon Gumming to make an immediate report to his commanding officer. In his view I concur, but I should like to express my personal opinion'that hud anyone else suddenly heard that a friend who had greatly distinguished himself in tho service had been accused of such an offense he would certainly hesitate before at once adopting a course that would bring an immediate and Irre- * trlevable blight on his whole future." Lieut. Berkeley Levett, on the other hand, continued Mri Stanhope, had Written a letter to his commanding officer expressing deep regret that he had n6t acted in accordance with, the army regulations. Consequently, said the secretary of war, in conclusion, it was not proposed to take any further action in the matter. When Mr. Stanhope had finished his authorized statement on behalf of the prince there was a generous outburst of applause, but when in his concluding remarks he declared the matter dropped by the government cheers came only from tory benches. SIX SCORE PERISHED. CANADA'S CABINET. Uuctar All the Ministers Wtto S«rv«4 John Are Ketaiued. OTTAWA, Out., June 17.—The mem- Vers of the old cabinet have been reappointed to their old portfolios. The following is tue composition of the new cabinet: > prime minister and president privy council, J. J. C. Abbott; minister public works, Sir Hector Lungevin; customs, McKenzie Bowell; mUit!» and defense—Sir Adolph Ctironj agriculture, John Carting; Inland revenue, John Costigau; secretary of state, J. A. Ctxapleau; Justice, Sir John Thompson; finance, George P. faster; marine and fisheries, Charles H. Tup» per; po»tm».ster general, Jo\t» G. Hagg&rtj ttiui»ter V( tin- interior, gdyaj powdney. More News of the Awful Railway Wreck In Switzerland—The Number of Dead Placed at 180. BASLE, June 16.—The state of terrible excitement into which the inhabitants of this city were plunged Sunday by the Moenchenstein railroad disaster continues. People are still flocking- to the scene, the majority on foot, others in all kinds of vehicles, until it may be almost said that every man and woman of Basle and its neighborhood have visited the broken bridge. The total number of people who lost their lives is placed at 120, with hundreds more or less injured. The victims are mostly leading citizens of Basle and its neighborhood. Two engines and three carriages loaded with excursionists fell into the stream which flowed beneath tHe iron bridge Which gave way and caused the disaster. Shortly after the first horror of tha crashing of the engines and cars through the bridge and into-the swMtly running stream had died away the survivors of the accident saw scenes which must have rivaled in horror the most heartrending features of the Johnstown disaster in «the United States. Beneath the bridge, or what remained of it, was a hideous mass of broken car wood, car wheels, engines, Ailroad car upholstery, seats, mats, axles, broken glass and twisted tin work, intermixed with still qrniivering heads bespattered with blood and brains, protruding, arms and legs, bloody garments of all descriptions, hats and bonnets, umbrellas and parasols, hands and feet, while floating down the stream were numbers of dead bodies'and struggling men, women and children, a few now a.nd then uttering cries of terror or emitting gurgling, moaning gasps peculiar to the drowning. "FRITZ" IS DEAD, Joseph K. Euiuiott, the Famous Comedian, Succumbs to a Sudden Attack of I'tiea- uionla. COBNWALI.K)K-THE-HUD8O», June W. — " Fritz" Emmett, the well-known comedian, died here at 11:15 o'clock a. m. Monday of pneumonia. [Joseph 1C. Emmett, commonly called "Our Fritz," had been for about twenty yea:-s the most popular comedian of his kind In the country. He was bora at St. Louis on March 13, 1841.. When be was a child ha showed ability as a scene painter, and at the age of eighteen was covering the fences of St. Louis with show pictures. At twenty he sang and played the bones in Morris and Wilson's- minstrel troupe in St. Louis. He made his- debut la New York at Bryant's opera house, in the Tammany ball building, shortly after that building was completed. He sang German songs with a black face, which proved a successful novelty. An engagement followed at the Tneater Oomlaue. Here be sang for tbe first time "The Doutcner Girl that Winked at Ma.' He returned to St. Louis and accepted an offer front Manager PeBar to fill an engagement as a Dutcb comedian. Through DeBar be met Charles Gaylor, who afterward wrote "Fritz." They en- tend into an agreement to last five years that Baylor should manage Emmett and write three suitable plays and that the profits should be divided equally, Gaylor wrot.a ''Fritz," which proved a tremendous sue- 3ess and with which Emmett has been identified ever since. He made bis first appearance in it at Buffalo in 1899. Gaylor wrota a second play called "Carl the Fiddler," wita which Emmett bad fairly good fortune, but bo sooo returned to "Frit::." His drinking habits which have been a matter of common know! eqge for some years past, are said to have been partly excused by unhappy domestic relations.! WILL SUE UNCLE SAM. Depositors of » Wrecked Philadelphia Biiuk Will Hold the GoveruH-iut Ke- •ponilble. PHILADELPHIA, June 16.—At P. meet? ing of the association of depositors of the wrecked Spring Garden national bank Monday night the following was adopted: "Resolved, That His the sens*of this meet- Ing that some arrangement b* made wberoby suit may be brought against the United States government to recover our lost money, as the government is mainly responsible (or Our los» through the incapacity of its »worn officials." Action will prpbably fce taken FOUR WERE DRQWNEQ. A. Fmrty of pleaauie Seeker* TUrowu Intq tbe Hirer at Bookford, I«. MAJSOS CITY, !»•> June 18.—4 terribly accident occurred at Roekford Sunday night. A party of four—Miss Jessie Eollin, Miss Anna Kochler, C. H. Anderson and A. D. Cooley, the two latter residents of Cedar Rapids—were out boat ridiog on the Shell Bock river J» Howe manner the rowboat capsized and all were thrown into tfce riyep. "Sbeb cries, for help were heard> but bafjur* they could be reached taey were «U Tberivfjr '---• th*

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