St. Loma, Jan. 16. -A special to The Republic froin St. Joe, Mo., says: Early Tuesday morn.nj Mrs. Joseph Hildebrandt, who with hor husband and eight children, the latter ranging from 2 to 14 years of age, reside 011 a farm sil miles south of Marysvüle, Kan., aróse froni her bed, and preparing breakfast, called her children, after which all of them gat down to the mornlng meal. Shortly after they had finlshed breakfast all of the children were taken ill and ia a short tims four of them were dead. The mother ref used to go fkftei medical attondance and did not arouse the neighbors. Finally one of the neighbors caine In and seelng the situation, went for help. When he returned he fouiiil three more f the chilren dead and the inother missing. The Mother Hanss Herself. A seach was at once made, whieh reulted in flnding Mrs. Hildebrandt in tha mrn, where she was suspended by a rope wound her neck. Death had come to oer ometime before the discovery. The eighth and only child left was aliTe at a late hour, ut its death was momentarily eipeoted. 5ome time ago the husband and father became afflicted with a cáncer of the face. Ie used up what little means he had in ;rying to effect a cure, and a few days ago went to Kansas City, where he received reatment in a hospital. The poverty of lie family so worked on the mind of Mrs. ïilde brandt that she administered poison to her children and then killed herself.