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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY' 14, 1807.
CUBA IN THE SENATE.
THE FIRE ON THE LEONA.
TO PROTECT CITIZENS.
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
An Interesting Collection of Item From
tho Now nd the Old 'World In a
Condensed and Comprehensive Form
The Brussels exposition has been
formally opened. King Leopold and
the diplomatic corps were present.
Prince Bismarck was .honored at
' Friedrjchsruhe, Germany by a ' torch
light prooession given by his townsmen.
The agricultural department crop re
port pnts the condition of wheat at 80.3
against 81.4 last month and 72 on May
1 last year. , , .
' The interests of United States citi
zens at Puerto Cortez, the seat of the
revolution in Honduras, will be looked
after by the cruiser Marblehead. The
vessel is now on her way there.
A petition is now being circulated in
New York and signed by bankers and
business men, urging President McKin
ley to do all in his power to effect a
speedy settlement of the Cuban insur
, rectioni ; - .
Lewis L. McArthur, member of the
legal firm of Bronaugh, McArthur, Fen
ton & Bronaugh, of Portland, Or., and
one of the prominent lawyers of the
state, died in Walla Walla, Wash.', of
heart disease. '
The supreme court of the United
',- States has decided the Berliner patent
case in favor of the Bell Telephone
Company. The decision is against the
government and has been pending since
' 1891. According to the decision the
Bell Company will control the patent
for ten years.
: Frank Barz, his two sons and a
brother, Chris Barz, prosperous Ger
man farmers of Kedfleld, S. D., were
asphyxiated in a well on their farm.
Frank Barz was overcome by gas while
at work in the well. The others de
scended one at a time in an attempt to
rescue him, and all met the same fate.
The British ship County of Had
dington, which has just arrived out at
Cardiff, Wales, reports a terrible acoi
dent. whioh happened last December,
just as the vessel was getting away from
the Columbia river, after letting go
the tug's hawser. Four seamen were
sent aloft to unfurl the main topgallant
sail, and one of them named Edward
Butt slipped and fell to the deok, break
ing bis neck and both of his legs, death
being instantaneous. The body ' was
buried at sea the same day, and the
ship proceeded on her way, making a
good run home.
According to a dispatch to the Lon
don News ,from St. Petersburg, a ter
rible crime, the result of superstition,
has been committed at Tirespot, In
the government of Kherson, where are
a number of hermitages ocoupied by
sectarians. Recently, seventeen of the
hermits disappeared, and it was be
lieved that they had emigrated in fear
"ot the impending day of judgment.
But a hermit named Kowalin has oon
tes8ed that he walled them up alive in
response to their earnest entreaties,
that' they might receive the martyr's
crown. The police have examined the
spot and verify the story.
A collision occurred at the Girdleness
lighthouse, near Aberdeen, Scotland,
between the British steamer Coldyne
and the Grangoe. The Coldyne sank
i and eleven of her crew were drowned.
A ponderous rock, weigh in? ten tons,
while- being swung from a flat car,
crashed through the sides of two cars
on the westbound Chicago & Alton
passenger train near Chicago, wrecking
the cars and injuring a number of peo
Another citizenship question has
arisen between this government and
Germany. An American citizen named
Mayer has been impressed into military
service ,by the German government.
The state department has requested his
ftelease. . ; v
Eight-year-old Emelia Kilssling.who
drank some lemonade which was kept
in a tin bucket over night, died at
! Danville, Cal., from the effects of the
poison. Eighteen scholars who drank
1 of the stun" are sick. ' The ladies of the
Rebekah lodge used a part of the lemon
ade at a social. The remainder was
presented to the school children next
dy-, . '
Consul-General Mclvor, at Kanaga
wa, Japan, reports to the state depart'
ment that, according to ourrent reports,
the Japanese government is about to
send a commission to Washington for
the purpose of influencing a reduction
of the increased import duties, which,
. according to the American papers.it
, is proposed to levy on silk. The im
perial diet has passed a bill allowing a
bonus to exporters of raw silk. :
There will be an encampment of the
Oregon National Guard this year. It
will be the latter part of June or first
of July. It will ' continue from six to
ten days. An effort is being made by
the agricultural board at Salem to have
the encampment postponed until Sep
tember 80, and to have it then held on
the 'state fair grounds, in conjunction
with the fair. The selection of a place
has been left to General Beebe, -
Some Oppodition . Shown to Senator
Washington, May 12. The Morgan
Cuban resolutions was'discusssed at
considerable length in the senate. For
the first time since the debate began,
the opposition sentiment expressed it
self. The speeches were not ot a kind
to stimulate the galleries,, being in the
main calm and dispassionate reviews of
the situation in Cuba.
Hale maintained that it would be
most unwise to embraass the president
by the adoption of the resolution at a
time when he was investigating the
subject. He intimated also that the
acceptance of the resolution would
lead to the withdrawal of the Spanish
minister, and a termination of diplo
matic, relations between Spain and the
United States. The senator said few
real Americans were imprisoned in Cu
ba. ' He had never heard of a genuine
Yankee being among them. They
were all Sanguillys or Delgados ot
Ruizs. Returning to his associates,
Hale said that no one ever heard of a
Jones or a Smith or a Frye as a viotim
of one of these outrages. The senator
said the real motive for the Morgan
resolution was shown in the recent
statement of . Morgan that the passage
of the resolution would prevent Spain
from making a loan, and thus prevent
her from putting down the insurrec
tion. Gallinger dissented from this state
ment, showing the question of a loan
was but one ground on which the
friend of Cuba had favored the recogni
tion of Cuban belligerency. There
were, he said, other and higher grounds.
Morgan also dissented.
Referring to the reports that another
Spanish loan was being negotiated,
Turpie said: .
"Spain is now on its last legs finan
cially. Shall we fill up her treasuiy?
Are we oharged with supporting and
maintaining the Spanish credit? It is
our duty to support the ' armies and
navies of Spain on land and sea in her
vain efforts to subject the patriots of
Cuba once more to the oppression of the
Spanish yoke? I think not. But the
senator from Maine says that if we pass
the resolution, the Spanish minister
will ask for his passports, break up dip
lomatic relations and go home. I do
not vttach much importance to that
consequence.' Ministers have hereto
fore received their passports and gone
away without destroying the political,
geographical or physical equilibrium of
the American hemisphere. I do not
attach the slightest importance to the
fact that the ' Spanish minister may be
instructed to ask for his papers, sus
pend diplomatic relations and go home.
Vest secured an agreement to a reso
lution directing the committee on com
merce to inquire into the causes of the
recent floods on the Mississippi river
and report to the senate next December.
Among the favorable reports was one
for a public building at Aberdeen, S.
D., to cost $100,000. ; ;r- 4 .
Chandler,; from the committee on
census, reported a bitl for taking the
twelfth census. ' '
A resolution was agreed to reauest
ing the secretary of war for information
as to the steps to locate a deep-water
harbor at Po't Los Angeles, or San
Pedro,' Cal.,'-in accordance with the
report of the commission.
' - t f In the House. . '
Washington, May; 12, The house
today resumed the transaction of publio
business, which had been suspended
since the Indian, appropriation bill was
sent to conference, three weeks ago.
The consideration of the senate amend
ments to the sundry civil appropriation
bill was entered upon '; under a special
order providing for a recess each day
until disposed of.
Simpson- pursued his tactics of the
last few weeks, attempting to harass
the majority with points of no quorum,
but without success. 1 Nothing was
done except discuss the various amend
ments. ' ' - -' -ww,-.. f
, GREECE'S GREAT MISTAKE.
On the Eve of Victory, the Retreat
From Larlssa Was Ordered.
London, May 12. The Athens corre
spondent of the Daily Chronicle says:
The real and only cause of the Greek
retreat to Pharsala was the blunder of
one of who mistook the retreat of the
enemy for a forward movement de
signed to outflank the Greeks, and
therefore ordered a . hasty retreat.
Crown Prince Constantino left Larissa
because he believed the exaggerated re
ports of danger to his forces. It is a
fact, however, that on the evening of
the retreat, Edhem Pasha, despairing
of breaking the Greek lines, had order
ed his army to retire to Elassona, while
the sultan h'ad dispatched a special
commissioner to the GreeSf government.
The state of the Turkish army at the
moment was simply pitiful, and terror
reigned at the Yildiz kiosk.
The Archbishop at San Qaentln.
San Francisco, May 12. Archbishop
Riordan visited San Quentin peniten
tiary today and, in the presenoe of
1,000 convicts, administered the sacra-
ment of communion and confirmation
. to sixty-two, who constituted the tri
ennial class. Great interest was man
ifested by the prisoners, the majority
of whom were present to witness the
. oeremonies, and all devoutly - followed
the servioe from beginning to end.
Sixteen Burned to Death on
Steamship Leona. ,
THIRTEEN WERE IN STEERAGE
Vessel, Bound From - New York to
Galveston, Was Off Delaware Capes
When Flames Were Discovered.
New York, May 11. The Mallory
line steamer Leona, which left her pier
on Saturday, bound for Galveston, took
fire at sea, put back and arrived in port
tonight with sixteen corpses on board.
The dead were thirteen steerage pas-,
sengers and three members of the crew,
who succumbed to a terrible fire whioh
occurred off the Delaware capes at an
early hour this morning. ,'
The horror of the story can hardly
be told tonight. Those who are dead
were penned up below decks, and, al
though frantio efforts were made by
the officers of the vessel to save them,
the fire had gained such headway before
the danger was discovered that all es
cape was cut off.
The steamer carried in her cargo
many bales of cotton. It is not cer
tain how the fire originated,. but when
discovered it burst forthwith such fury
that it was impossible to reach the
steerage. Even' then the steerage pasv
sengers were apparently unmindful of
the danger, else the smoke and flames
had reached them., The saloon passen
gers were first roused, and in such a
manner as to occasion little alarm.
When it beoame apparent that the fire
had cut off the' steerage, the captain
and his men poured great quantities of
water down the ventilators, and -the
most frantio efforts were made to aid
the escape of those penned up. In this
way eight steerage passengers made
their escape. The dead are:
Bridget Sullivan, R. Catine,.Mrs, C.
Gnzza, Miss Guzza, Miss Hannah Solo
manson, Mrs. Valicks, -Miss Valicks,
Sophie Schwartz, Maria Wades, two un
known children, two unidentified; Al
fred Hardy, waiter, New York; Alfred
Lang, waiter, New York; H. Hartman,
butcher, New York.
The steamer left here Saturday at 3
p. m. She had eleven saloon passen
gers and carried a general cargo of mer
chandise. . Captain Wilder was In com
mand, with First Mate Wallace and
Second Mate Sweeney assisting. The
engineer was Taylor, with three assist
ants, and a crew of seventy-five men,
inoluding firemen and deckhands.
THE SHIP FRANCIS BURNED.
Fire Discovered While Oft" the New
Jersey Coast Crew Saved.
Beach Haven, N. J., May 11. The
full-rigged ship Franois, of New Bed
ford, from San Francisco for New York
with a general cargo, oaught fire in her
hold while off this coast yesterday
afternoon. She was headed for the
beach, where she struck last night.
Her captain and crew were safely landed
by the Little Egg Harbor lifesaving
crew. The vessel was burned to the
water's edge, and the cargo will prove
a total loss.
The fire was first discovered at 4 P.
M. and was burning fiercely in the hold.
All hands were ordered on de "., and
the pumps manned to extinguish the
flames, but they had gained too much
headway, and it was as much as the
men could do to prevent the fire spread
ing so rapidly as to necessitate their
taking to the boats.
The captain saw that his only hope
lay in reaching shore, where' he could
possibly have a ohanoe of saving the
ship and part of the cargo. With this
end in view, he headed the Franois to
ward the beach, while the crew kept
pouring water in the hold. ' It was well
after dark, and the position of the men
on board was perilous. With her bow
pointed well on shore, the ship struck
hard and fast. r Meanwhile, the fire
was raging even more furiously than
before, and all hands were forced to
leave with nothing but the clothes on
their backs. They were assisted in
reaching shore by the life guards, and
were supplied with needed clothing
Today.'the tugs Merritt and North
America arrived, and endeavored to
put out the fire. They were unable to
accomplish anything, and finally gave
it up. 'The captain and mate left on
one of the -tugs for New York, and the
crew will go by train.
launching- of the Umatilla Beef.
Portland, Or., May 11. In the pres
ence of a great crowd of cheering spec
tators, who stood on the shore, ' on
steamers in the river, on buildings and
on barges, Umatilla Reef lightship No.
67, was successfully launched by
Messrs. Wolff & Zwicker from the
ways at Steffens' yard at 2:50 yesterday
afternoon. Not a hitch nor a pause
marred the launohing of the vessel.
From the knocking away of the first
prop under her bow to the moment
when the last obstacle was removed,
and she gradually gathered headway
for her plunge into the river, every
thing moved with the smothness and
regularity of clockwork. The launch
ing was witnessed by fully 5,000 peo
ple, and such a shouting, hurrahing
and waving of handkerchiefs has sel
dom attended any publio celebration in
Portland. . .
Said to Have Been Caused by the Care
lessness of the Crew. -
New York, May 12. There was a
grewsome sight presented on the Mal
lory steamer Leona today. Thirteen
bodies, blackened by fire and smoke,
were lying in the steamer's steerage.
The men and women on deck looked as
! though they had passed through an aw
ful ordeal. Nobody was allowed either
to leave or board the vessel until after
the. coroner viewed the bodies and gave
permission for their removal.
. Coroner Hoeber, as a matter of form,
placed Captain Wilder under .arrest
He was paroled in custody of Mr. Mal
lory. -. : " '-' ' '
Thomas Doyle, aged 67, of Paterson,
N. J., who was on his way to Vallejo,
Cal., to see his uncle and aunt, will be
detained until the inquest. Doyle was
among the steerage passengers who oo
cupied bunks on the starboard side of
the vessel. He said that among the
passengers who could speak English'
was a young Irish girl, Lizzie Sullivan,
on her way to Los Angeles, Cal.
Doyle stated he was lying asleep
early Sunday morning, when awakened
by a suffocating feeling. The apart
ment was filled with smoke. He made
for the companionway leading to the
upper deck. At the entranoe to the
companionway the steward was shout
ing. Doyle started up, and found two
men preceded him. He fell back, hav
ing lost his balanoe, and when he start
ed up again was assisted by some one
from behind, who pushed him- up.
' On reaching the deck, Doyle says
hisvfirst thought was for Lizzie ' Sulli
van. He started into the women's side
of the steerage to resoue her, but was
pulled back by members of the crew.
The crew worked like beavers to put
out the flames. The matches, burlaps,
etc., which caught fire, Doyle says,
were stored only a short distance from
the steerage apartments. .
Samuel D. Schillraut, from Hungary,
on his way to settle at Columbus, Tex.,
"Many lives might have been saved
if the crew had done anything to help
the smothering passengers."
Schilleraut says the general impres
sion was that the fire was caused by a
lighted match dropped into the cargo.
He declares he "saw members of the
crew smoking, and they were very care
less in throwing away matches.
Along the shore today it was thought
strange the fire was not discovered
earlier. It must have been smoldering
for seyeral days. ,
The bodies of the victims were taken
to tie morgue today.
MAY VISIT THE WEST.
President Invited to Attend the
. Lake Celebration. -y
Washington, May 12. By appoint
ment, a large delegation of Western
senators, representatives and prominent
men called upon the president just be
fore 10 this morning to invite him to
attend the semioentenary celebration of
the founding of Salt Lake City, Utah.
There were among the callers, Senators
Cannon, Rawlins, Shoup, Perkins,
White, Warren, Carter and Wilson,
Representative King, Delegate Mark
Smith, Judge Barch and P. H. Lan
nan, proprietor of the Salt Lake Tri
bune. ' . '"' ;
.;. The president received the visitors
cordially, had them shown into the
cabinet room (a rather unusual cour
tesy), and seated them at the cabinet
Mr. Lannan presented the invitation
to the celebration, plainly but neatly
engrossed on one large sheet of parch
ment paper, bearing at the top a repre
sentation of the buffalo Bkulls which
formerly dotted the plains in every di
rection and were used by pioneers as
signboards for the benefit of other
travelers. On this skull was the in
scription: .'-' .
"Pioneers camped here June 3, 1847.
All well; made fifteen ; miles today.
The invitation itself began with the
statement that the delegation had come
in the name of the people of Utah and
the whole intermountain country, to
urge the president to visit the state the
24th of. next July, the fiftieth anni
versary of the entry of the pioneers into
the valley of the Great Salt lake. The
formal invitation was read, and then
the members of -the delegation added
strong verbal requests that the presi
dent should make the trip. ,
The president expressed a strong de
sire to acoede to the invitation. It
would not, however, he said, be pos
sible now to make, an engagement so
far in advance, but he could promise to
attend the celebration if, at the time
set, congress was not in session, and
the state of public business wouldper
Should Amend Revenue Tax Bates.
Washington, May 12. In reply to
a senate resolution inquiring as to the
effect of the present rate of the internal
revenue tax on distillation of spirits,
collection of revenue, etc., Secretary
Gage today replied that according to
tables of previous years the highest
revenue rate would be 7Q cents a gal
lon. He recommends a rate of 90 cents
and if a reduction be made, to return
to the bonded period of three years.
Among other changes he recommends
is that a special tax of not less than
$500 or more than $1,000 a year be im
posed on the industry of distilling, to
be determined by the oapacitv of the
Turks Force Them , to Re
treat From Pharsala.-
fiOTH SIDES LOSE HEAVILY
f he Greeks Transfer Their Supplies
, to ; Domokui Volo Is Evacuated
Edhem Pasha Still Pushing South.'
Larissa, May 10. A dispatch from
Pharsala, dated 1! A. M. today, de
scribes the battle there, which begun
yesterday morning. A Turkish corps
appeared on the summit of Mount
Tekke yesterday morning. Securing a
formidable entrenched position on the
hillside, they attacked the Fourth regi
ment of Evzones about noon. The lat
ter made a strong resistance, but were
finally compelled to slowly fall back.
The Turks then cannonaded and de
stroyed the village of Ordskiniwof,
whioh is about two hours"' march north
of Pharsala. The crown prince having
ordered the army to draw up in line of
battle, the Greeks advanced about 2
' The Turks, numbering 80,000, imme
diately desoended the slopes of Mount
Tekke and planted batteries, which be
gan to bombard the regiments. Owing
to superiority of weight, the Turkish
cannon inflicted heavy losses upon the
Greeks, and especially near the station.
The Turks continued to advance until
they came into close quarters, and then
the crown prince decided to retire to
more commanding positions.
All the ammunition and supplies
have been transported to Domokos, oh
the heights of which the Greek batteries
were prepared for action.
The Turks have burned the village
Df Tatia, and have massacred a priest
ind the entire family in the village of
Steady Advance of the Turks.
Lodon, May 10. The Daily Mail's
correspondent with the Turkish forces
at Pharsala, telegraphing, yesterday
morning, says: , ' , ' V
Yesterday's battle was the most de
cisive of the entire war. It was not
intended at the beginning that the
fight should be a regular pitohed en
gagement, but on the arrival of Edhem
Pasha at the outposts a furious firing
began. The weathrer was cool and the
sky somewhat cloudy after a thunder
storm. The village of Pharsala could
be see, huddled, as it were,,, under a
line of low, peaked hills. Higher and
roundabout were black hills rising be
hind the others, while between us and
the tillage ran the small stream known
to the anoients as the Raipeus, crossed
by a bridge at the railway.
Between the stream and the village
were the Greeks, in an excellent posi
tion, well defended , by earthworks.
Their advance line .consisted of two
bridges, and their reserve of two half
brigades, altogether about 20,000 men.
Against them were 50,000 Turks.
The artillery began the engagement,
the Greek practice being much better
than usual, but after two hours they
began to retire aoross the river. This
was a great mistake, as they were thus
inclosed between the river and the
mountains, with no room to deploy.
The sight was superb. In many
cases the Greeks fought with the cour
age of despair. The great black masses
forming the rear guards to hold the
bridges covered the whole rich green
plain. The endurance and dash of the
Turks was magnificent, too. - I reached
the battlefield with a regiment whose
men ' immediately began to run for
ward, dancing under fire, and shouting
like - children when they saw the en
emy. The Greeks repulsed them vigor
ously and followed up the repulse.
The Turks had formed in a semi-circle
of thundering batteries and crack
ling battalions. The division on the
extreme right tried to cut off the retreat
to Domokos, while the remainder of the
force flung itself upon Pharsala. J t "
The battle was but littlelike the bat
tles described in books. There was n,o
firing of volleys, no bayonet assaults,
no cheering, no rush only, a steady,
leisurely advance into the open in per
fect order. There was some individual
firing, and the soldiers shouted, "Allah 1
Allahl" until the constant repetition
swelled into one heavy, moritonous
shout. I saw men suddenly fling up
their hands and fall face downward, but
the Greek fire in the main Was ineffec
Before 5 o'clock, the last village
north of the river had been taken.
Then the village of Vasili and the en
trenchments near the river wi.s
stormed, with conbiderable loss to the
Turks, and the battle ceased at night
fall, the flanking division having estab
lished itself behind the Greeks and cut
off the best line of retreat to Athens.
'- Edhem Pasha Announces It.
, Constantinople, May 10. The min
istry of war has received the following
dispatch from Edhem Pasha, the Turk
ish commander in Thessaly, dated yes
'"The Turks today won a great vio
tory. 1 Turkish shells .are commencing
to fall near Pharsala. Details will be
forwarded later. Sabah says a division
of Turkish troops commanded by Hakki
Pasha earried the first line of Greek
defenses at Velestino and the attack ii
proceeding against the other lines.",
The Marblehead Ordered to Puerto
i .. Cortez, Honduras.,
Washington, May 11. The interests
of the United States citizens at Puerto
Cortez, the seat of the revolution in
Honduras, will be looked after by the
cruiser Marblehead. The vessel is now
on her way from Key West, orders hav-"
ing been given her commander, yester
day to proceed at once. -These orders
were issued at the request of the state
department officials, who felt that the
United States should be represented
there by a warship, so that if occasion
should arise there might be no delay in
affording the necessary protection to
citizens of this government.
Latest information, received by the
minister of the Greater Republic in
this city is, that the rebels at Puerto
Cortez were awaiting the shipment of
arms from Belize, ' British " Honduras,
about which some trouble had arisen,
owing to the representations made to
the officials of that country. Nicaragua
and Salvador, it is said, already have
dispatched troops to the scene of trou
ble, but as the -journey is a difficult
one, it is probable that they have not
yet arrived. ! .
, - Stabbed at a Dance.
. Lafayette, Or., May 11. A serious
Btabbing affray oocurred about two
miles north of here, on the Will Green
place, at 2 ; o'oldck this morning. A ;
neighborhood dance was in progress,
and the Garner brothers, of Lafayette,
were therev They seemed to be dissat
isfied with everything from early even
ing until the dance ended in a row. It
seems a certain dance was called while
others wanted a different dance. , Then
the row began. The men were outside
the house on a porch, and there were
about six or seven of them, all fight
ing. Pistols were, brought out and
knives were used. After a few blows.
Will Hill said he was stabbed in the
abdomen, and went over to where Wirt
Garner was standing, and, with several
others, accused him of being the assail
ant. "Hills's abdomen was cut, the
gash being about two inches long. ; The
doctors say there is very little hope of
the man recvering. Some of those
who participated in this row were un
der the influence of whisky. The Gar
ner brothers were arrested this , morn
ing.. ,. ,-
SHOT FOUR MEN.
Sensational Affray in Which a Woman
Acted the Leading Part.
, Little Rock, Ark., May 11. A sen
sational shooting, in which a woman
shot and seriously wounded four men,
occurred at Lowell, Ark. , today. The
shooting was done by Mrs. Duerling,
and the wounded men are T. Bryant,
of Lowell, and three citizens of Spring
dale, names unknown. .
The shooting was the result of relig
ious excitement caused by a woman
known as Mrs. Benedict, who has been
holding a series of "holiness meetings" -in
the neigborhood. . Mrs. Benedict
gathered about her some twenty con
verts, among them Mrs. Duerling, who
deserted her husband. Citizens of
Springdale decided to run them out of
Tye county. The posse followed Mrs.
Benedict and Mrs. Duerling to a house
at Lowell, where the women fortified
themselves, and when the men arrived
Mrs. Duerling fired on them with a re
volver. She was arrested and charged
with attempted murder.
Suburban Mail Delivery.
Washington, May . 11. A vigorous
policy of extending the mail facilities
for. the suburbs of the large cities as far
as possible by both steam and , electric
cars has been adopted by Second Assist
ant Postmaster-General Shallenberger.
Many of the big cities will have addi
tional service for the suburbs if the
residents of those places co-operate
with the department to make it a suc
cess, and the statement will be a wel- '
come announcement to numerous
places, where feeling is evinced that
the demands of . the suburbs are not
met. Mr. Shallenberger is giving the
matter careful attention, and as an in-
itiative has just . made Contracts at
Pittsburg for additional .train service
to Various suburbs there, within a ,
range of about thirty miles from the
city, whereby from one to three mails
a day will result from the use of accom-
modation trains. -Electric cars will '
figure largely in the future postal operv
ations, owing to the large number of
settled districts where the stdam roads '
do not touch. '
Major McNamara Killed Himself.
Kansas City, May 11. Major Henry
McNamara, a veteran of the Fenian
army that invaded Canada in 1866, and
again in 1870, and who was later prom
inent in the Invinoibles, the Clan-na-Gael
and kindred Irish societies, killed
himself last night rather than suffer'
the disgrace of being sued for a $20
debt. An acquaintance who loaned
him the money threatened arrest if it
were not paid. McNamara had been un
able to sectire work, , and could not
meet the demand. Major McNamara
was 60 years old, and came West from
Boston. He was a newspaper writer,
and had done more or less work on
dailies in the Southwest for years. He
left a widow., ;.
A Montreal Fire. ' '
Montreal, May 11. Fire last , night
wrecked the building of E. A. Small &
Co., wholesale clothiers, on Beaver"
bill. The damage to the building and
stock is $125,009. " ;