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oration the car may be ordered
on to Chicago or New York City.
There are some men who will put
up their hands when they are told to
do so by a man with a gun, and others
gt will not. When the man is found
ill not do it, the chances are that
also found whose courage is
8 han the other's gunpowder.
An express messenger, who, with a
hole blown through his car by dyna-
ite, with bombs exploding around
him and with pistols leveled at him
by hold-ups, can pick up a lighted
bomb and hurl it out of his car, at the
same time defying all the bandits who
"are threatening him, certainly deserves
to be called a brave man. This was
what Express Messenger Charles did
in Oregon the other day, and in doing
it he foiled, single handed the attempt
to fob his car. There are few finer
instances on record of the triumph of
one man’s courage and determination
over brute force.
Reporters are often more active and
more gifted with an instinct for de-
tail than the officers, says Charles E
Grinnell in the Atlantic. Together
they make a formidable combination.
But they are often divided in opinion,
and yet oftener in their sympathies.
Reporters, like the average citizen, are
bre apt to pity the prisoner, if for
othing else for the very reason that
the police are down upon him. It is
an ambition of reporters to unearth
more facts than the police. Newspa-
pers print news from a prisoner's
friends as readily as news from his
persecutors. Nevertheless, they spread
abroad the charge against a suspected
erson more than he or his friends
wish. Since the newspapers begin
ong before a trial to work up a popu-
ar interest in all the persons con-
erned, the results cannot be other
jhan an exaggeration of the impor-
ance to the public of what stimulates
nd gratifies curiosity, whether or not
affects the question of the prisoner's
Four Young ‘Girls Dead as tke Result ©
ing Fire With Kerosene. Te
Pittsburg, Pa. (Special).—Four per-
sons were burfded to death and two se-
riously injured in a fire at 4.30 o'clock
A. Mi!'which’ destroyed the residefice of
J. G. Miller," on Charles street, Knox-
ville, a suburb of this city. The dead:
Rose Miller, aged 23 years, terribly
burned and died on the way to the hos-
pital; Amelia Miller, aged 19 years, suf-
focated by- the “smoke; Amanda Miller,
aged: ‘16 ‘years, suffocated ;' Sylvia Miller,
aged: 9 years; suffocated. :
Two other daughters aged 11 and 13
years, escaped without injury.
The fire was caused..by the eldest
daughter, = Rose, . pouring . kerosene in
the stove to start the fire for breakfast.
The oil in the cari ignited, and the ex-
plosfori’ which “followed scattered the
forced “to jumip: from ‘the ‘second-story
window, hHafter: rescuing * his wife ‘and
two of his younger daughters: :: Rose
was; burned. almost. to. a. crisp and died
before reaching the hospital. The three
others were overcome by the smoke.
Theit * bodies’ were found ‘in the ruins
after” thé "firé'' had been extinguished.
Mrs. Miller was just: recovering from a
severe illness, and is almost distracted
over: the: terrible ‘affair: Fears are en-
tertained that she: will not survive the
._..-. Robbed of $',000.
Wheeling, ,. W. Va, (Special).—At
Belton, Marshall county, four masked
men assaulted and robbed Lindsay Bur-
leyand ‘members of his family, securing
over $1,000 in cash, besides other valua-
bles.” The family, consisting of father,
mother, son and daughter, were bound
hand and foot by the robbers. While one
stood guard over them the others ran-
sacked the house. The robbers tortured
the father and made him reveal the hid-
ing place of the money. A posse of citi-
tens and bloodhounds are scouring the
country in search of the robbers.
China to Learn From Japan.
(By Cable). —“China
asked Japan,” says a dispatch from
Shanghai to the Daily Express, “to
lend one general and 50 officers to drill
the Chinese troops, and also to lend
| experts to reorganize * the Chinese fi-
| nancial and police departments.”
Canadians for South Africa.
London, (By Cable).—The War Of-
fice has announced that it has accepted
Canada’s offer of 600 mounted men dor
service in South Africa.
-lease of Miss Stone.
James etcher, for 18 years United
burdifty oil ‘over’ tie room. The flames.
spread so quickly that Mr. Miller was |
less wife and |
tw of hundreds of |
Nov ed that the brigands will |
wait until fhe disappearance ot snow be-
fore resuming negotiations for the re-
States cofsul at Genoa, Italy, is dead.
Sir Thomas W. Reid, in an article
in the Nineteenth Century, quotes a
member of President Roosevelt's Cabi-
net as saying that English people do
not realize the depth of feeling existing
outside of England on the subject of
the South African War, nor the ex-
treme gravity of the situation. It was
also stated that appeals are being made
to the United States by European pow-
ers to take some step to end the war.
Sir Thomas Lipton, at a banquet
given in his honor in London, an-
nounced that should no one else chal-
lenge, he was willing to consider mak-
ing another attempt to lift the America
The German Foreign Office an-
nounced that the report that the nations
to the Triple Alliance were making a
concentrated demonstration in South
American waters was false.
Miss Helen Vanderbilt Wackerman
became violent and tried to throttle her
nurse in a London asylum. She was
placed in a padded cell. ;
The French Chamber of Deputies, by
a vote of 205 to 249. adopted the sum
of 265000000 francs for the Chi-
nese indemnity loan. i
Dick Burge, the pugilist, was arrested
in London on a charge of complicity in
the recent Bank of Liverpool frauds.
It is reported from Sofia that Consul
General Dickinson will ‘notify the brig-
ands, fixing 10 days as the period within
which they must accept £10,000 as Miss
Stone's ransom, or the United States
will stop all dealings with them.
Count von Hatzfeldt-Wildenburg, for-
mer German ambassador to Great Brit-
ain, died at the embassy, in Londen.
Through the dishonesty and betting
transactions of a bookkeeper the Bank of
Liverpool loses $850,000.
The New York Subtreasury statement
shows that the banks lost $2,882,000 last
It is said a $2,000,000 car wheel com-
pany is to be incorporated under the laws
of New Jersey. oe
One report. has it that the rise in Jer-
sey Central is due to a supplementary
offer by Reading interests for outstand-
ing stock of the company.
Lee, Higginson & Co., of Boston, were
awarded the $1,00000 Boston & Maine
Railroad 3% per cent twentysyear
physical educa -
non-alcoholic medication, $35
chise, $175; total appropriatio
Boulder,” Col., (Special).—Dr. Wil-
liam Duane, professor of physics at the
State University, has been granted a pat-
ent for an invention by which a large
number of telegraph messages can be
sent over one wire and return at the
same time. It is said he has had as many
as eighteen circuits working on the same
wire and return all at the same time.
On any of these circuits the Morse in-
strument can be placed and used exactly
as with the single wire now in use. Dr.
Duane’s invention is based on the prin-
ciple of synchronizing motors.
Bought by the B. & O.
Marietta, Ohio, (Special).—The Ohio
and Little Kanawha Railway between
this city and Zanesville, which was sup-
posed to have been sold some time ago
to the Wabash system, has been sold to
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Both
systems were anxious to acquire the
road, the former to complete its line
from the lakes to the seaboard by way
of the undeveloped coal lands of West
Virginia. The latter wants it to con-
nect its Southwestern system with the
main line. The purchase gives the Bal-
timiore and Ohio connections with its
own line both at Marietta and Zanes-
Captain Jumped Overboard.
Mobile, Ala., (Special.)—The British
bark Birman, Wood, from Rio Janeiro,
in charge of Mate Poe, arrived here and
reports that on November 18, the cap-
tain, named Morris, killed the vessel's
steward. The body was buried at
sea. The captain ket in his cabin, pac-
ing up and down. When informed that
Sand Island light was sighted Novem-
ber 22, he gave the mate the course,
picked up a sea lead, jumped overboard
and was drowned.
Stole $20,000 in Silver.
El Paso, Texas, (Special).—The fact
that 112 bars of gold and silver bullion
valued at over $20,000, were stolen six
months ago in transit from the smelt-
ers here to Eastern refiners, has just
come to light. The shipment wag gg
over the Galveston, Harrisb
Antonio Railway under |
was not missed until
New Orleans. It has bl
that the bullion had bq
the car near the city an
bends at $102.92.
buried in Western Tex
IONS FOR RC
Expenditures by the
penditures to be madd
vania Railroad Company
rolling stock will aggregate $25,000,0
a sum believed to be unprecedented
Of this amount about $19,000,000
be expended for cars and the other §
000,000 for locomotives. As already a
nounced, the company will require 19,
new freight cars for 1002, the grea
number of which have already been |
dered. While no locomotives for 14
delivery have been ordered, the requi
ments in that direction for next y
have been determined upon approxima
ly at 400 locomotives. Of this num
300 will be required for the lines eas
Pittsburg and 100 for the Western li
All of these locomotives will be of
heavy modern type. With the except
of about 100 all of them will be di
by the Baldwin Locomotive Works ;
the American Locomotive Building C
200 Believed to be Lost.
Manila, (By Cable).—The 1
steamer Alerta, with 200 passengers,
cluding some discharged American
diers, bound from Olongapo, Subig
for Manila, is believed to have H
lost. The United States distilling
Iris has been aground on a reef
Iloilo for three days. The cruiser
York and the gunboat Yorktown H
gone to her assistance.
Big Fire at Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Special.]
Fire started in the warehouse of J
Rather & Co. here and soon spread
the entire Depot Hill district wag
flames. About $80,000 worth of prope]
is in ashes.
ODDS AND ENDS OF THE NEWS.
The grand jury in Jeffersonville, Ij
indicted Newell C. Rathbone,
fessed insurance swindler, for
in the first dgmeee.
Charles en, aged 32 years,
Boston hospital from the effect
off his tongue. :
e Commissioner John J. Sca
ew York, and William Mar
Foker, were accused of conspiracy.
The Louisvilie and Nashville Rail
advanced the wages of all its shg
in Louisville 10 per cent.