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FOURTEEN LIVES ARE LOST IN CONVENT Nun. Nine Children and Four Old Women Burned to Death. Montreal: A disastrous fire broke out at an early hour Friday and re- dUCed to ashes the convent in the little Village of St. Genevieve. One nun, nine children and four old women lost their lives. The injured are Sister Marie Ther- e and Sister Marie Robertine, both probably fatally. Bucket brigades were hurriedly formed bY the villagers, but the fire had gained such headway that it was soon apparent there was no chance to save the building from destruction. Notwithstanding all efforts, there was a deplorable loss of life. Sister Marie AdJuteur, in heroic efforts to Save the lives of the children in her charge, succumbed to the smoke and flames. The puVlls who perishei were in a part of the building where the fire had obtained to much head- way before the alarm was given to enable those who responded to effect their rescue. The fire started about midnight. An ort was made to get Points Claire ihy telephone, so that assistance could lbe sent from Montreal, but for some lason yet to be explained no response as received from Points Claire. The fire started in the old ladies' 'hOSpice and the smoke was so thick that the children on the floor above 're unable to get down. The convent was called Ste. Anne's. and was a branch of the Convent of the Sisters of Ste. Anne's of Laebine. ] sy MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS CITIES STRUCK BY WIND Springfield and Bevler, Mo., Damaged by Storm and Hail. Peoria, Ill.: A tornado struck north. east of Peoria at 7 o'clock Thursday night, wrecking four houses, com. pletely destroying a half dozen bars and injuring a like number of persom slightly. There were no fatalities The storm described a semicircle touching four mocks, and lasted a see cud. An eyewitness said he hardly noted the blowing of the wind. Fore caster Seeley of the United States weather station says the wind was blowing forty miles and hour. On a previous evening, within ten days, it blew forty-two miles an hour. The storm performed freakish work. The first house was split in two and the second was blown some 25 feet from Its foundation. The third was driven into the ground, and the fourth was destroyed as though in- tentionally. In the house were Mr. and Mrs. Fabre, an aged couple, who were saved from the burning building by their nephew, who was uninjured. Mr. and Mrs. Fabre suffered broken arms. A block from the storm area no one knew of the tornado. Peoria has been singularly free from cyclones. In 1854 there was u severe wind unroofing commercia] buildings. Three years ago wind de stroyed freight buildings and blew down houses at Wesley City. Storm Damages Springfield, Mo. Svringfield, Mo.: About 5 o'clock Thursday afternoon a severe thunder- The building was a gray-stone struc- torm visited Springfield. The wind lure, handsome in appearance, mas- attained a velocity of sixty miles an Jlve in character, and with the church hour and about an inch of rain fell. it formed a central feature of the The hall broke from 2,000 to 3,000 retty village, square feet of glass in the greenhouse "To KEEP SECRET SERVICE MEN ON BEEF INQUIRY Resumes Probe Into Details of Sausage Casing Business. of J. N. Draper, Just south of the city. The dwelling of Mr. Patterson, on State street, was'blown off its foun- dation. So far as known no lives were lost. Stock Injured at Bevler. Mo. Bevier, Mo.: A heavy rainstorm via- Chicago: The federal grand Jury, Red this place Thursday afternoon Which is investigating the business accompanied by high wind and hail, of the meat packers, resumed Several barns and houses were un- their probe into the details of roofed, numerous trees and fences sausage-casing business, as car- tied on by the packers. Over a score of clerks and other employes of the Packers told the Jury what they knew 0f this branch of the packing indus- try, hief John E. WHlkie, of the United blown down and some stock was In- besides considerable demage to other property. Pekin. IlL, in Darkness. Pekin, IlL: A heavy rain storm, ac- companied by a severe electrical dis- turbance, yassed over th west pot- ates secret service bureau, who is lion of Tazewell county Thursday htcago, en route to the Philippines !Jd Friday that he had learned that evening. Lightning struck the Kuhl packers and their attorneys greenhouse, inflicting damage amount- the right of the United lug to $8,000. The electric light sys- secret service department to tern was crippled, and half of the city was In darkness at night. Rural re- an Investigation in conjunction federal grand Jury. The pack- rts are that much live stock was Chief Wllkie said, contended that killed. secret service department is under charge of the United States treas- d6partment, and that the fundb by Congress can not be used a special Inestlgation, because the service is really only for the Presslon of counterfeiting.  n reply to this contention, Chief Wilkie said that the special detail of connected with the investigation packing industry were being out of the $500,000 apprbpriation by an act of Congress for the of pushing the. investigation, that the secret service men would on the case as tong as they needed. Ill.: No little, excitement FATHER OF TEN CHILDREN APPLIES FOR POST OFFICE Follows Footsteps of Missourian and Sends Photo to Washington. Washington: Another man wants to be made a postmaster because, of the size of his family. Not long ago Henry Louis Moore of Sedalia, Mo., made application for the position of post- master in his home town and filed as has principal recommendation a pic- ture of himself, his wife and twelve children, Now omes an application for a similar position in Pennsylvania, anc he sends a picture of himself, his wife and ten children. He is Joseph E, Hart of Doyleston, Pa. He states that he Is ardent admirer of President Roosevelt an@ believes with him that there should be no race suicide. His ten children are all healthy-looking, in official circles at "Zetler Eight of them are girls, the youngest a sweeping list of reslgnatrans ng a baby 6 or 8 m0ths old and tendered to take effect immediate- the oldest 17 years old. The affair is a sorrowful one for Mr. Hart is still a little behind Mr. probably will be utter- Moore, and it agreed in the post office to cdpe with the present sit- department that the latter's children superintendents of the earl- were among the num Who resigned, one of whom was Superintendent Hurd of the give as their cause of leaving disgusting conditions and environ existing in Zelgler. of mine employes, foreign and their families, numbering thlrty-two, left the place old officials of Lelter, Allot- 'Platte, who has charge of the during Lelter's absence, and Perlntendent Whittier are the only to remain. number of bodies found -fifty-two, and It Is the opinion among the employes left Friday that several have been recovered. Storm Unroofa Freight Cars. are the bet-looking of any applicant presented. It is quite probable that Fourth Assistant Fostmaster General Degraw wil have to start a file case for such applicants. Several cases of this kind have been received so far, but the families of Messrm Moore and Hart are the largest on re- cord. Schwab 1o Build Warships. Berlin: Charles M. Schwab, accom- panied by C. R. Flint of New York, arrived In Russia Saturday to complete negotiations with the Russian govern- ment for large orders for warships, armament and munitions. The ngo- tiations contemplate the creation of practically a new Russian navy, and volve an expenditure of $100,000,000. The orders will be distributed to all the leading ship yards, gun works and teel mills of America to .facilltae their completion. Schwab will act as Mo.: A Rock Island west- general overseer of the building, while fast freight which arrived fibre Flint will have charge of the financial was terribly damaged at Sey- arrangements. The contracts will pro- A threshing machine was vide that much of the construction will from one of Its fiat cars and be done in Russia, only the material across the right of way. Three were unroofed. Co]. Charles Smart Dead. Fla.: Col. Charles assistant Surgeon gen- army, died an invalid. He was Scotland and 64 years ot Pa.i Governor Penny- Thursday signed the Greater [oh provides for the the cries of Plttburg nd some of the skilled labor coming from America. Joseph Jefferson IS Dead, West,Palm Beach, Fla.: Joseph Jef- ferson, the eminent actor, died at his home, 'Fhe Reefs," at Palm Beach, at 6:15 Sunday evening. The end camp after a day of unconsciousness and after a heroic struggle of days, which trod exhausted his vitality. The end was not a surprise to hie family. Ever since his last sinking 9pell, came after a rally on Thursday morn- ing,. and which was followed by: an apparent improvement until Friday, the familyhas been waling-the end. JUD6E AMOS MADDEN THAYER MOVE GRAIN AT LOIS YEAR'S ILLNESS DEAD AFTER ,,,.,ot of Boston and Maine Road Testifies Before Committee. St. Louis: Judge Amos Madden Thayer, United States Judge of the Eighth Circuit, died Monday night at his home. No. 2628 West Pine boule- vard, from a complication of diseases, after an illnes of nearly a year. The funeral will take place Thurs- day afternoon. Services will be held at Christ Church Cathedral. The bur- ial will be held in Bellefontaine Ceme- tery, Judge Thayer was one of the most eminent Jurists of the West. Almost his last important decision before his illness was in the Northern Securities case, at St. Paul, by which the merg- er of the Great Northern and North- ern Pacific railroads was prevented, Judge Thayer holding that the merger was in violation of the Sherman anti- trust law. The decision aroused profound in- terest throughout the entire country, as it settled the validity of the anti- ened consolidation of the large ralb roads of the United States, which would have become possible had the Northern Securities Companay.been al- lowed to acquire the railroads as con- templated. Judge Thayer was born in Chau- tauqua county, New York, October 10, 1841. He was educated at Westfield Academy, New York. He studied lag, at Hamilton College, from which he was graduated In 1862. Immediately after leaving college he entered the Union Army, being commissioned Second Lieutenant. After serving a year he was pro- muted to First Lieutenant in the Sig- nal Corps, and served throughout the war. At the close of the war he was brevetted Major for gallant service. In 1880 he married Miss Sidney H. Brother, daughter of Captain Alexan. der Brother of New Orleans. The only child of the union is Miss Louisa Thayer, who, with his wife and mother trust law. It hit a blow at the threat- survives him. CHICAGO TEAMSTERS CALL OFF STRIKE Garment Workers Objected to Fight Against One Firm Only. Chicago: Sudden termination came to the teamsters' strike against Mont- gomery, Ward & Co. Monday night when the United Garment Workers re- fused to be parties to a fight that was directed against one firm only. 'ram refusal led to a disruption of the strike THREE MEN DEAD IN PROHIBITION FIGHT Texas Congreaaman and Brother and Prominent Leader Killed. Hempstead, Tex.: At a mass meet- ing here Monday night called for the purpose of petitioning the Governo to send Rangers here to enforce the local-option law, J. N. Brown, a lead. lug lawyer and a stanch antiprohib- bitionist, began shooting, which be KERS KNOW ALL TESTIMONY GIVEN Breach of Law Gives Hope of E=map- Ing Indictments. said he, " that any atteml of Congres to prevent the roads from making rates to stimulate commerce will hurt the general business of this try more than the railroads. "If we should undertake to make rates on grain that would pay us a profit, the farmers of Minnesota and Investigation is regarded as a failure thus far. The prediction was made that nothing would result, in the form of indictments, if the inquiry was con- ducted along the lines that have been followed since the grand Jury con- vened on March 20. The packers have been paying the Kansas would be burning their wheat closest attention to the work of the and corn for fuel. "A very large part of the grain moved to the seacoast is moved at a price which does not pay operating expenses. I think that rate wars have disappeared. "A man who desires to manipulate rates and get discriminations can do so on a rate made by the Government as well as one made by the roads themselves. "In the New England States the taxes on railroads are fair and reason- able and the railroads have no cause. to complain. Now and then a new ex- ecutive committee goes through the statutes with a fine-tooth comb and nothing catches In the comb but what bears against the railroads. But the have nothing to complain of in rela- tion to our taxes." jury ever since the investigation. began. Each employe who has ap- peared before the inquisitorial bodT has been required to make a report on the proceedings to which he was a witness. They have complied with this order by submitting reports in which they have set forth the ques- tions asked of them by the grand jurors, and the answers given in re- turn. In this manner the packers have kept in close touch with the investigation, and as a result they are beginning to feel confident that they are to escape punishment. "The grand Jury has failed to get the right men on the witness stand." said a prominent employe of Swift & Co. who has been a witness. GRAND JURY MAY INQUIRE committee of fifteen, to a removal of a cause for the teamsters' strike ad to the collapse of the struggle. Defeated in their intention to boy- cott the Ward firm and fearful of ex- tending the fight into a prolonged bat- tle with the newly organized teaming company of the emp!oyers, officials of the teamsters' union were confrontea with dissatisfaction on the part of the garment workers, in whose nehalf the fight had originally been started, and they abandoned the contest. At the same session that called the strike at an end a committee was appointed to wait on the employers of those places where men are on strike incident to the Ward dispute, n an effort to secure for the strikers ithelr former positions. This committee will report to the teamsters' Joint council on the demand that all of the men be reinstated to their former po- sltlons without loss of prestige by reason of their walkout at the insti- gation of their officers. The failure of the strike had been anticipated by conservative labor lead- ers for days. It was declared by some Monday night that the method of end- ing the contest was drafted by officials of the teamsters' unions in the hope that they would save themselves from an admission of defeat. William Surbled's Body Found. St. Louis: The body of William Bur- bled, aged 79 years, of St. Louis, who so mysteriously disappeared from his home on April 4, was found in the Missisippi river a few miles below Ste. Genevieve. Mo., at 10 o'clock Monday morning by workmen in the govern- ment engineering fleet. The body had evidently been in the water some time. It was taken in charge by the coroner at Ste. Genevieve, who Monday night communicated the news of its dis- covery to the aged man's son, William Surbled, Jr. The body was ldenh- fled by Miss Mary Gerard of Ste. Gone vleve, a friend of the family. COdy Will Not Take Appeal. Cody, Wyo.: Colonel "Buffalo Bill" Cody will not appeal from the decis- ion of the court which refused him ;a divorce from his wife, but for the present at least will let the matter as it is, without taking the case to the Supreme Court. By his friends and representatives here it is said that Colonel Cody now realizes that his case was rather weak, and the re-. suit of the first trial of the case has still further weakenea his side of the controversy until he sees nothing ahead of him but defeat should the Supreme Court givehlm a second trial of the case. Two Fleets Play Hide and Seek. Saigon: According to the latest new news received here Monday, the Rus- sian squadron was fifteen miles from the coast. Three vessels were steam- lng .orthward. The two fleets are continuing their game of hide and seek, and it is probable that the su- premacy of the waters of the far East may be decided not by one grand bat- tle, as was first expected, but by sev- eral smaller engagements between parts of the main fleet. Schooner Is Sunk at Sea. London: The French steamer Ra- cine ran down an unknown schooner BristOl Channel Saturday night. The schooner was .cut in two and sank immediately, without a trace as to her identity. Guy, Folk Appoints Denny. Jefferson City, o.: Governor lolk Monday appointed E. P. Denny of Glasgow a member of the State Bord of Managers for the Reform School at Boonville, in place of Robert C. Clark of Fayette, resigned. Reward of $100 for Wood. Jefferson Ctty,Mo.: Governor Josepl W. Folk issued a proclamatiau offer- ing a reward of $100 for the arrest of Wlllis Wood, charged with murder- ing William Wuessler in St. Charles county in March, 109. Senator Newlands asked Mr. Tuttle came general in an instant, his opinion on the feasibility of arbi-' Three men were killed, one man was fatally injured and two others" tration of labor troubles on railroads. "Ve can have no real arbitration,". seriously wounded. The dead are: said Mr. Tuttis. "that is not eompul- J. N. Brown. Congressman John M. Pinckney. Tom Plnckney, brother of the Con grsman. Jolrn Mills, a leading Prohibitionist; it is feared, cannot survive. Doe Tompkins, private secretary to Con. gressman Pinckney, and Rolling sory arbitration. "As president of the New Englan*l branch of the Civic Union I come in contact with the leaders of the labor movement, such as Mr. Gompers, presi- dent of the American Federation of Labor. I know he would not consent to compulsory arbitration. INTO CHICAGO STRIKE Judge Grants Injunction Forbidding Jr terference with Nonunion Men. Chicago: It is probable that ths grand jury will commence an investi- gation into the causes and the pro- gress of the present strike in the es. tablishment of Montgomery, Ward & Co. The members of the Jury Wednes- day passed a resolution setting forth Brown, son of J. N. Brown. are badly wounded, hut Just how seriously can. not now be determined. There were many armed men on the streets Monday night, but it was not believed there would be any more trouble. The Governor has been notified and has sent Rangers here. Castro Would Challenge Fate. Caracas, Venezuela: President Cas- tro, in the course of a speech at Cala- bazo on April 19. said: "I do not be- lieve there is a possibility of an early conflict for the Republic, but, it against reason, right and Justice, any- thing is cogitating, which I do not wish to qualify, I swear to you I shall know how to draw inspiration from the mem- ory of the valor patriots formerly ex- hibited in these ]lains. And tf en- couragement is wanting l shall seek it in the indomitable character of the inhabitants of these districts, and so supported, challenge fate." 8econd Dry Sunday in St. Louis, St. Louis: The downtown barrooms and barber shops Were closed Sunday as tight as they were the previous Sunday. It seemed to be generally un- derstood that the saloons would be closed, and few people were seen about them, either at the front or side entrances. The downtown res- taurants, with the exce1tlon of some of the smaller ones, also were closed, Walks from Third-Story Wiwdow. Lincoln, IIL: Joseph Eckhardt, a butcher of this city, walked from the third-story window of his hotel Sun- day, receiving injuries from the fall on the pavement which caused his death Monday morning. He was 35 years old. Harper Testing Radium Cancer Cure. New York: President Harper of Chi- cago university is making a test, it was learned Thursday, of the new ra-' dium remedy for cancer. He Is going about with a tiny film of radium so placed that it hoped to disintegrate the cancerous t/ssue. Accidentally Shot While Hunting. Staunton, Ill.: Albert Goete was ac- cidentally shot and seriously wounded by Paul Ludwig while out fishing. He was taken to a St. Louis hospital Monday evening. Major James Stewart, U. S. A. Cincinnati, Ohio: MaJ. James Stew- art, United States army, retired, died Thursday at his home at Fort Thomas, aged 79. Seymour Apples Uninjured, Seymour. Mo.: Despite the recent severe frosts, the large commercial orchards in this vicinity promise a good crop of apples this year. New School at Chandlerville, Virginia, IlL: The Chandlerville oard of Education. Nathaniel H. Boone, president, has let a contract for a new $8,000 school building. O=hestra Leader Is Killed. Vienna: Karl Komaz, who was lead- er of the Austrian baud at the St. Loul. Exposition last year, was ac- cidentally killed while trying to board a railroad train at Baden, near Sunday .... Breaks Rich Hill Drought. Rich Hill. Mo.: The spring drought which was about to become alarming, was broken n this section by a steady rain, which began to fall at an early hour Monday morning. It wilt be of mcalcubl_b_en_a t aw_m a enda Three High Army Officers to Join German Mission There; Berlin: Telegrams were received from the kaiser Wednesday ordering three prominent army officers to Joln  the German mission to Morocco. They are Col. yon Schenck, commander of the Alexander grenadier guards, the regiment of which the czar is honor- ary colonel; Maj. yon Senden, German military attache at Madrid, a member of the 1st dragoon guards, of which the czarina is honorary colonel, and "The fact is, our arbitration ts that they would like to know som- never real arbitration, anyway, be- cause there ts never an effort to find who Is right, but merely to split the difference and reach an amicbIe un- derstanding." KAISER GIVES FRANCE AFFRONT OVER MOROCCO thing about the strike, and Thursday afternoon a delegation of promnen men called at the office of State's At- torney Healy and held an exended conference with him. The visitors in general, told of the efforts of the company to move lt wagons through the streets with heavy police guard, which were necessary, and of the many assaults that had been committed upon the police and nonunion employes. The state's attor- ney promised to take the matter be- fore the grand jury. Judge Bretano, In the superior court Thursday granted an injunction against four locals of the International brotherhood of teamsters and tho United garment workers' union to re- strain them from interfering with tho employes of Ward & Co. The order forbids all persons from aiding the strikers. All agents and attorneys of the unions are included. Capt. yon Kleinst. a member of the general staff and of the kaiser's body FEARFUL VLADIVOSTOK guard. The appointment of two higb officers of the czar and czarina's Ger- man regiments is considered to amount to a fresh affront to France. All the military men are jubilant, They con. sider the kaiser's selections as tanta. mount to an expression of his wtl. lingness to let things come to an with France, even at the cost of s war, The correspondent learns that Count Schlieffen, chief of the general staff laid comprehensive assurances be. fore the kaiser within the past thres weeks to the effect that Germany t fully prepared to fight the who are known to be seriously unpr pared owing to changes that are being made in their rifle. WIFE SHOOTS HUSBAND IN A QUARREL Couple Had Been Married Less Than a Year--Wound Is Dangerous, Jonesburg, Mo.: Edward L. a realestate agent of this place, was shot and dangerously wounded eart Thursday morning .by Mrs. Maud Bo! ton, his wife, with a 38-caliber revol- ver at close range, so close in fact that BoSton's face was powder burners The couple became involved in s quarrel and Mrs. BoRon fired at he husband, the ball striking the skull Just above the right eye ranging dowm ward. destroying the sight and lodging in the cheek" bone, where it was re- WLL BE CUT OFF  : Japanese Are to Interpose Force Be. tween Harbin and Vladivostok. Harbin: There was a determined at*  ;: tempt on the night of April 17 to cut the railroad between Harbin and VladF vostok, a formidable body of*Chinese bandits making an attack near the sta lon of Imyanpo, 100 miles east o Harbin, After a desperate fight, which lasted several hours, the bandits were driven off and dispersed. Many smaller companies of Chinese bandits are roving in the rear of the but disappear when pur- sued. It is thought probable that they are Manchurians. who scatter to their villages when they find themselVeS in danger. There are various reports of a wide turning movement at Sitsihar, or'east- ward of that point, but as yet thee rumors are appareut|y ufounded. The vigor of the skirmishes place on the east flank of the army, however, seems to indicate between Harbin and Vladivostok . I-Ialth Good in Canal Zons Washington: The March health re" port of Col. W. C. Gorgas, chief sani- tary officer of the Isthmian canal zone, received here Snnday, shows a steady improvement in conditions there. There were about 9 000 employes o! the commission at the ed of the moved by Doctors Ball and Jones. BoRon is in a serious condition, month The sick in hospitals number His wife was arrested by Sheriff Hunt 158 and the total deaths for the monU and lodged in the Montgomery City were only eleven. Jail to await the result of her hUs- band's injuries. Prosecuting Attorney Rosenberg is on the fround and inves- tigating the cause of the trouble. The Boltons have been married less than a year. Mrs. BoRon was for- merly the wife of Charles H. Morton of Springfield, Mo., from whom she was divorced Storm In Arkansas. Little Rock,. Ark.: A severe storm swept over a portion of Pulaski county early Friday morning. John Frazier. a planter near Sweet Home, five mtle below the city, appears to have been one of tle heaviest losers, sustaining damage of about 2,000. The roof and west end of his gin house were hIown off, the wagon shed and blacksmith shop laid fiat. three unocuied tens" Italy Nationaliz Railways. Rome: The chamber of deputie Wednesday by a vote of 289 to 45, passed the bill nationalizing the rail. ways and making raitway employes service. ROjetensky Has Pasd Fotmom, St.Petersburg: The Minister of Ft. has received a telegram from a ednfldential agent at Shanghai glvin a rumo" that Vice AdmirI RoJestVen- sky has already passed the straits Ot Formosa without encountering Vic Album of Signatures for Choate. london: The members of the bench ment houses blown down, and roof and bar Who entertained Ambassado blown off the barn and all the fences Choate at a banquet last Friday, will leveled. Three cabins on othr places give to him an near by weTe blo down. signatures of Washington: President Tuttle of the Chicago: Complacency is the word Boston and Maine Railroad concluded which describes the attitude of the  his testimony as to railroad rate con- Chicago packing firms toward the trol before the Senate Committee ou federal grand jury which Is endeavSl  :ii Interstate Commerce Saturday, and ing to find a violation of the anti- that body theft adjourned out of rP.- trust law and the interstate commerce spect to the lte Senator Plait of law in the operations of the various Connecticut. at the stock yards. From Mr. Tuttle spent a large part of his representatives of two of the most time In answering questions of the prominent packing firms it was members. "l give It as my opinion,"- learned Sunday that the grand Jury