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AGAINST THE CAR LINES
Attorney General Moody Makes
Statement Regarding Suit to be
Filed Aaginst Private Car Line
Maintained by Pabst Brewing Co.
and Railroads Refunding 12 Per
Cent. of Freight Charges for Trans
Wash.in] n..t~l Special. - Atorney
General Moody made a statement
with regard to tile petition which will
be filed by his direction in the Circuit
Court of the United States for the
eastern district of Wisconsin. brought
under the Elkins ]aw to test the le
, gality ft certain commis'sioners paid
by railroads (after the reeeil)t of the
published rates) to a private car
transit company, controlled by stock
holders of the corporation shipping
freight in those cars over the rail
road's lines. The statement folows:
"The petition is against the Mil
waukee Refrigerator Transit Com
pany; Pere Marquette Railroad Com
pany; Missouri, Kansas & Texas Rail
road Company; Erie Railroad Com
pany; Chicago, Rock Island & Paci
tie Railroad Company; St. Louis &
San Francisco Railroad Company: the
Wisconsin Central Railroad Com
pany; the Chicago & Alton Railroad
Company and Pabst Brewing Com
"This case arises out of the follow
ing state .of facts, which have been
investigated by the inter-state Com
merce commission and also by private
interests adversely affected, brought
to the attention of the Attorney Gen
eral and by him carefully considered.
"Conferences have been held be
tween the Attorney General and Dis
+rict Attorney Butterfield, of the east
ern district of Wisconsin, in Chicago
and Washington; and on Friday last,
at a conference between the Attorney
General, the assistant to the Attorney
General, Mr. Purdy, Special Assistant
4 District Attorney Pegin, the district
attorney, and Special Counsel Charles
Quarles, of the Milwaukee bar. the
form of the petition was determined
"It appears that the Pabst Brew
ing Company are large shippers of
been over the various railroads run
nin- from Milwaukee. Some of the
principal stockholders of that corpo
ration organized and own the Milwau
kee Refrigerator Transit Company, a
corporation operating private cars.
To the latter corporation the control
of the shipments of the Pabst Brew
ing Company was given by an agree
ment entered into between the two
corporations named. The various rail
roads mentioned as defendants, while
receiving as freight money the open
and published rates for the transpor
tation of commodities, have paid to
the transit company, in whose pri-*
vate ears the been was transported, a
commission of about twelve per cent.
upon the amount of the freight money
collected, with the effect, of course.
transportation by the railroad com
panies is so much less than the pub
lished and open rate.
Eandolph-Maconl Professor Dead.
Richmond. Special.-Dr. A. C.
Wightman professor of biology at
Randolph-MaconL College. diedl in
Ashland of paralysis. resuilting from
$3,000 More Raised in Chicago.
Chicago, Special-Every synagogue
in Chicago was crowded by mourners
and over $3,000) had been added to
tile fund of $13.000.
Money in Demand in New York.
New York. Special.-Money on call
went to 15 per cent. the highest rate
for several years. Last Saturday's
bank statement shov-ed the surpltus
to be almost exhausted and since theni
large sums have been sent from New
York to the interior, leaving practi
eally nothing to be lent in this mar
ket. Secretary of the Treasury Shaw
was in New York and it was reported
that he intended to deposit several
million dollars of government funds
with the banks to relieve the situa
tion but this report could not be con
$80,000 Warehouse Fire.
Athens, Ga.. Special.-Athens was
visited by a disastrious fire Sunday
( morning which wiped out a large cot
ton warehouse belonging to Deadwiler
Company and more than fifteen hun
dred bales of cotton stored there, to
gether with $20,000 worth of flax be
<!onging to the Aberdeen Linen Mills.
ot this city. The cause of the fire
Negro's Side Crushed.
New Berne, Special.-A very ser
ions accident occurred on the yard of
the Atle',. and North Carolina
Railr- 'C. , younug niegro named
Henry . .nlkins,. waiter boy for the
Blades Lumbler (Company, while in
tihe discharge of his duty passed heC
tween two cars. going to the mill with
<water. For som~e reason he stopped.
and the .shiftin~g engine backed to
couple other ears. Henry was canght
boetwcen the bumipers. His left side
was badly crushed.
Senitor Burton Indicted.
St. Louis. Special.--The Federal
grandi jury convened and returned an
indietmnent against United States Sen
itrBrton, of Kansas. It is stated
tr t certain features int the former in
d (! icten against Senit or Burton.
which was p~uasned, were remedied in
A GHASTLY DISCOVERY
Woman's Nude Body Found in
Irene, Lexington County, Special.
The dead bod, of an unknown colored
woman, thought to be about 19 years
old, was found near the head of the
mill pond of the Saxe-Gotha cotton
mills late Saturday afternoon. The
body naked, except one shoe and
stocking, lying face upward in a few
inches of water, far in the swamps.
Mr. John Taylor, a nearby farmer,
heard his dogs at bay in the swamp,
and upon going tto them discovered
Late in the night Coroner Wilson
and Dr. John W. Sandel reached the
spot to hold the inquest. The found
her clothing about 10 yards off and it
appears that she was well dressed,
with good, heavy dresses and nearly
new shoPs. More tln 100 colored
people viewed the body, but it could
not be identified. Dr. Sandel could
find no trace of violence., -nd the sup
position is that the girl in a demented
condition and lost, undressed herself
and was frozen.
There has been no decision as yet
by the coroner's jury, as they are
awaiting efforts to identify the dead
T'he exact spot is about three miles
from Lexington and one mile from
the Southern Railway.
W. L. Hadden Acquitted.
Spartanburg, Special.-In the case
>f W. L. Hadden, charged with the
murder of Tom Glenn, the jury re
turned a verdict of not guilty. The
killing occurred several months ago in
the upper section of the county. When
adden and his family returned from
preaching one night a member of the
female number of the household com
plained that some one was peeping in
a window. Mr. Hadden rushed to the
door with a pistol and fired one shot.
He came back and retired to his bed.
The next morning he was shocked to
find the lifeless body of his neighbor,
an aged man. Thomas (Glenn, stretched
on the ground some distance from his
house. In this case Stanyarne Wilson
represented the defendant and Solici
tor Sease the State.
Dropped to Death.
Anderson, Special.- -Mrs. Maude
Broadwick, wife of Charles Broad
wick, an aeronaut with Riddell's
Southern Carnival Company, fell from
a baloon here Thurstay afternoon and
was instantly killed. Mrs. Broadwick
vas an experienced ballonist herself
and had made two ascensions while
ere, but was not to go up. Her hus
and was to make the ascension and
parachute drop, and she was standing
by to give the signal to cut the ropes
when all was ready. She gave the
signal all right, and when the balloon
hot up into the air she was seen hang
ng to the ropes between the balloon
ad the parachute. After she had
reached a distance of 200 or 800 feet
she dropped to the earth, striking on
the hard ground and was instantly
New Bank for Anderson.
Anderson, Special.-The organiza
tion of the Anderson Banking and
rust company was effected by the
election of the following directors:
\. F. Cox, H. C. Townsend, T. Q.
Anderson, J. M. Evans, G. N. C. Bole
man, T. L. Clinkscales, Jr., T. A. Rat
liffe. Jr., W. W. Sullivan and W. A.
Wtson. The dlirectors then met und
-hse the following officers: W. F.
Cox. president; H. C. Townsend, rice
pr~sident; T. A. Ratliffe. Jr., secre
tarv: Quattlebaumn & Cochran, attor
nevs. The new bank is capitaliized
Grand Jury Takes Hand.
Spartanburg, Special-The present
ment of the grand jto-v which was
tubmitted at the convening of court
Saturday morning wa's of a sesational
nature. inl that it iTkes special pre
sentments against co)unty dispensers
ber and liquor-and the county
board of control, for not performing
their duty and not properly carrymug
out the laws.
Batesburg is to have an annual fair
after this year. It will be known as
the Tri-County fair, and will repre
sent the industries and resources of
Lexington, Saluda and Aiken con
ties, the famous Ridge section of
The railroad commission has post
poned the hearing on freight rates tc
November 10. on which date a large
number of the traffic and freight peo
pie will appear before the commission.
The hearing is for the purpose of ad
justing disputes on rates in this State
as compared with rates to points in
Four Centuries Since Reformation.
Columbia, Special.-Suniday was
observed here by the Lutheran con
gregation as the four hundredth
anniversary since the beginning of the
reformation by Martin Luthern. Ar
able address was delivered by Dr.
Horneri, of Charleston. It was vern
instructive arnd was highly enjoyed
by the large congregation present.
James Byars Killed by Madison Cook
Gaffney, Special.-As a result of ar
unfortunate difficulty in westerr
Cherokee, near Williams school horse
about 10 or 12 miles from Gaffney
Saturday afternoon. James Byr is
dead and Madison Cook is in jail
chrzed wit is murder. Both met
are vbite and were snpposed to hlavt
een friends. Although there had
bee ain old feud between these tw<
men it was supposed to have beer
IS -OR PEACE
M. Witte Getting the Russians
MUCH WORK STILL AHEAD
Great Efforts Being Made to Pacify
the Common People and Quiet Them
St. Petersburg, By Cable.-Count
Witte is continuing negotations with
the Zemstvo Constitutionalist party
with brighter prospects of at least
partial success. He makes no con
cealment of the fact that lie regards
their support as being almost vital to
the achievement of ihe task which
he is undertaking. The Count is now
holding a series of conferences with
Prince Eugene Troubetskoy, brother
of the late Prince Sergius Troubetskoy
and the idol of the party whom the
Count wishes to take the portfolo of
education, and whith Prince Dolgo
roukoff, Prof. Mili.ikoff and M. Stako
vich who was summoned from Mos
cow and M. Struve. editor of the Os
vobojdenie, the organ of "emancipa
tion," published int Paris, who arrived
here recently after four years exile
in the cause of freedom.
The conservtive wing of the party
is becoming less intransigeant in its
attitude toward Count Witte, although
demanding the fulfilment of certain
conditions before giving him open
support. The members insist primar
ily on the removal of the "wolves"
of the old regime as they term the
governors and police officials of many
provinces and cities who are not in
sympathy with the new order of
things and who are charged with de
librately inciting the worst elements
of the population with the full conni
vance of the police and troops under
their control to make attacts upon the
"intellectuals" and Jews which have
filled the country with tales of horror
and bloodshed for the last ten days.
This condition, Count Witte is anxious
personally to meet as he fully realizes
that the obnoxious officials are ob
stacles in his own path. With the
Count's promise to support a demand
for a constituent assembly when the
national assembly meets in January
some are content and a distinct dis
position is manifested on the part of
certain leaders to hold up Count
Witte's hands and work with him in
the introduction of the new regime.
Figures On Cotton Ginned.
Washington, Special.-The census
bureau issued a bulletin showing that
up to Nov. 1, 6,483,646 bales of cotton
had been ginned in this country.
Round baies are counted as half bales.
The figures are the result of telegra
phic reports made by agents of the
ensus bureau from all the cotton
growing States. Owing to the fact
that no report was made on Nov. 1.
1904, comparitive statistics are not
available. The last previous report
for the present year, showing results
to October 18, last, gave 4,940,728
bales. The figures, according to to
day's bulletin, for the various States
are as follows: Alabama 815,457;
Arkansas 211,113; Florida 48,218;
Georgia 1,302,390; Indian Territory
135,72; Kentucky 303; Louisana 231,
24;Mississippi 510,077; Missouri 14,
181North Carolina 438,821; Okla
homa 144,830; South Carolina S22,
140; Tennessee 100,247; Texas 1,692,
24S and Virginia 7,479.
$50,000 Virginia Fire.
Suffork, Specia .-Wcdnesday mor
ning at 2 o 'clock a disasterous fire
broke out in the littie town of Wha
leville. Nansemond county, about ten
mies fr-om here. nearly destroying tihe
place. Thirty buildings wvent up in
smoke and the loss will be about $50,
000, with not more than $20,000 in.
surance. The fire started in the livery
stables of Jno. Matthews, and in a few
minutes had gained such headway that
it was impossible to control the flames
until everything in reach had been
destroyed. There is no fire protection
in the place, and water had to be
taken from two streams and wells
nearby. Several horses and thousands
f dollars' worth of stock were con
A Great Fire in Birimgham.
Birmingham, Special.--Fire totally
destroyed the five-story building on
Twentieth street of the Moore & Han
dley Hardware Comp'any. The build
ing was erected at a cost of $73,000
and the stock was valued at $173,000.
The two-story structure on Avenue A
adjoining that of Moore & Handley
nd recently occupied by the Avon
dale Laundry, was also burned, the
loss being $10,000. The plant of the
Philip Carey Manufacturinlg Company
n Avenue A was totally destroyed
with the contents, the loss being esti
mated at $12,000.
By Wire and Cable.
Count Witte is slowly prcgressing
in his work to establish constitutional
government and order in Russia.
William T. Stead, who has just arri
ved in Berline from Russia, gives his
impressions of what he describes as
"h-l pretty well let loose.''
Jewish residents of New York have
started a movement for the relief of
those who suffered by the massacres
Prince Charles of Denmark is ex
peted to take oath as King of Norway
th later part of this month.
Mrs. Mattie M. Bly. of Winchester,
was killed by a uin at Harper's
Lady Florence Dixie. writer, explo
re and champion of w.omanl's iighits;
Louis Fitzgerald, Jr., son of Osi.
Lo s Fitzgerald, was accident ally
killed by a train while returning from
th Lon Is land raese.
FIERCE ELECTION CONEST
William Randolph Hearst Contests the
New York Election, Charging Fraud
New York, Special.-Immediately
upon the announcement of the result
of the election Tuesday, Mr. Hearst
gave notice of contest, and evidences
of fraud have accumulated rapidly
Atoorney General Mayer stated
Thursday night that he had received
information of the recovery from the
North river of certain ballot boxes
used in the election . He said the
matter was under investigation.
The contest over the mayoralty
election, inaugurated by William Ran
dolph Hearst, the Municipal Owener
ship candidate, developed interesting
and spectular features Thursday.
For twelve hours the boxes contain
ing nearly 600,000 ballots cast in last
Tuesday's election choked -the streets
in the vicinity of the headquarters of
the board of electors in Sixth avenue
between Forty-first and Forty-second
streets. The ballot boxes had been
gathered during the night by the
police and conveyed iin patrol wagons
to the election board's headquarters.
There the officials refused to receive
the ballot boxes and the police, acting
under a court order signed by Justice
Gaynor, compelling the police authori
ties to sturn the ballots over to the
election board, had nothing to do but
remain outside and await the pleas
ure of the election officials.
COMPELLED TO RECEIVE BOXES
Appraised of the situation the at
torneys of Mr. Hearst appeared be
fore Justice Dickey of the State Su
preme Court, and secured from him an
order compelling John R. Voorhis,
president of the board of electors, to
accept the boxes. The order was ser
ved promptly and the ballots then ]
were receipted for by the election
board. Under strong guards the pat
rol wagons containing the boxes were
driven to various warehouses in this
city and Brooklyn, where the ballots
were stored subject to the orders oi
the election board.
State Attorney General Julius May
er had a long and important confer
ence with District Attorney Jerome,
after which it was announced that the
Attorney General's office would re
main open until midnight. Superin
tendent of Elections Morgan appeared
before Messrs. Mayer and Jerome with
six of his deputies, and placed evi
dence before the prosecuting officials.
Another feature of the contest was
the announcement by the Citizens'
Union that it would join the forces
investigating the charges of fraud and
wrong doing at Tuesday's election, its
prime object being to secure a new
election law in the State of New
PRINTED BOGUS BALLOTS.
Mr. Hearst's order was obtained
from Justice Gaynor after the cir
ulation of a story that a printingr
irm had been turning out large num
beds of fac simples of the official bal
lot and that these were to be marked
for McClellan and placed in the bal
lot boxes in place of the Hearst bal
lots to be rernoved. The moment this
rumor reached Hearst headquarters it
was decided that the ballot ought not
to remain longer in the station
houses, and the application of Justice
Gaynor was made as quickly ar, the
papers could be drawn up.
It was reported tha+ many of the
ballot boxes ini Brooklyn were not
properly sealed and that their covers
were merely pasted down making it
possible for any person to open the
box and close it again without detec
tion. The law requires that the boxes
be closed with wax.
Among the allies aiding Hearst is
William M. Ivins, the Republican can
didate for mayor in Tuesday's elec
tion. Mr. Ivins volunteered his services
to Mr. Hearst and the offer-was ac
cepted. Another attorney acting for
Hearst is Judge John F. Dillion, who
was at one time Judge of the Supreme
Court of Iowa.
Came Together on a Curve.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Special.-Five
persons were killed, 10 seriously in
jured and a score slightly hurt in a
head-on collision between a passenger
train and a coal train on the Delaware,
Luckawanna & Western railroad, near
Huntlock 's creek, a short distance
fom this city. All of the killed were
trainmen. The injuries to the passen
gers were caused by the terrific force
f the trains coming together, the en
gine on the passenger train bein~g
forced almost through the baggage
car. The passenger train dashed in
to the freight on a sharp curve.
Father and Two Sons Must Face The
Valdosta, Ga., SpeciaL.-The sup
reme court of Georgia has affirmed the
decisions of the lower court in the case
of the Rawlins n~en convicted of the
murder of the -:wo Cartec children
near here, J. G. Rawlings, the father,
and two of his sons, Milton arnd Jesse,
must go to the gallows, while another
son, Leonard. must serve a aife sen
tence in the penitentiary.
Murder and Suicide.
North Wilkesboro, Special.-News
comes from Watauga that a man nam
ed Joseph Sanders living near Virgil,
whipped his wife and that she left
home, going to her brother's house.
The husband follov-ed her, wait ing
for her appearim -mid when she came
out shot her through the head. She
died instantly. He then went into the
,ods -a killed hirmself.
Result of Tuesday's Voting in
SOME CONTESTS ARE CLOSE
McClellan Carries New York by
Small Majority-In Pennsylvania
the Machine Beaten, While Mary
land Loses Its Constitutional
The result of Tuesday's elections in
he States where elections were held
ta fill various offices, are given in the
Eollowing detailed summaries:
New York City.
McClellan, Democrat, is elected
nayor by between 3,000 and 4,000
>urality. Jerome, independent, with
lepublican endorsement, wins by
bout 8,000 over James W. Osborne.
Democrat. W. R. Hearst, Municipal
)wnership mayoralty candidate,
harges fraud and declares he will
-ontest McClellan's election.
Philadelphia and Pennsylvania.
A landslide buried the disreputable
lepublican machine under an adverse
najority of 60,000 to 70,000 City Par
;y sweeping the city. There were few
r disturbances thand bad been ex
,ected. Berry, Democrat, with inde
)endent endorsement carries the State
The defeat of the Poe disfranchise
nent amendment by 20,000 is indicat
d, and election of Republican candi
late for State comptroller. Legisla
ure is in doubt.
Fiht on Governor Herriek resulted
n a Democratic landslide, the plural
ty being estimated as high as 60,000.
Democrats carried Cincinnati as well
is Cleveland. "Boss" Cox announces
The Democratic plurality is about
0,000, showing a reduction, and the
Republicans gain about nine members
f the legislature.
Guild, Republican, carries the State
or Governor by 29,435 plurality, and
Draper, for Lieutenant Governor, by
Democrats will have a good major
ty in the legislature electing Senator
Blackburn's successor. The Demo
ratie ticket in Louisville is elected
with the possible exception of the
Republicans elect Geo. H. Utter, for'
(overnor, and gain in the legislature.
Clean sweep by Republicans.
Reut nNew York.
New York, .Special.-Returns are
complete in Greater New York in the
Nlayorality contest with the exception
f 51 election districts scattered
hrough the city. The vote on these
eturns gives McClellan, Democrat,
~21,15; Hearst, Municipal Ownership,
l,657, Ivins, Republican. 132,317, a
>lrality for McClellan of 3,158.
Whipped the Machine.
has been swept by the reform move
ent, the City Party ticket winning
by a suprisingly large plurality. While
eturns from only six of the 42 wards~
in this city had been counted up to
midnight; enough is known of the re
uit ini tihe remaining wards to indi
ate the defeat of the Republican lo
ral ticket by from 60,000 to 75,000
Saw Father Murder Child
Knoxville, Special.-James Winsted
as been confined to jail at Rogers
ile, Tenn., for several weeks on the
charge of having murdered his own
child. The evidence against him,
whieh wa purely circumstantial, was
to have been heard this week in court.
Winsted 's wife, a sufferer from con
umiptio,. while lying on her death
bed, has just made a confession that
s saw the crime committed, the girl
being her stepchild.
End of Suit-Case Mystery.
Boston, Special-What is confident
y believed to be the head of Susanna
A. Geary, the dress suit case victim
was recovered in a leather handbag
from the botton of the harbor Sunday.
[ was dragged to the surface very
near the point where Lewis W. Craw
ford and Win. Howvord. who have con
fesed to disposing of the dismember
ed body of the girl, said they dropped
itfrom the stern of an East Boston
ferry boat. The head completes the
bod of the girl.
Patterson's Case Contined.
Richmond, Special.-The case of W.
W. Patterson, the young white man of
Hnrico, charged with criminally as
saulting Miss Cora Crittenden, was
continued in the Henrico court until
the January term Patterson was ar
rested October 2 and released on
ar Condctor F'alls and Dies Under
ampa, Fla., Special.-Thomlas
Hughes, white, 23 years old, a con
dutor on a trolley line running be
teen st. Petersburg and Pass
Grlle, fell between the ear and the
traler and the wheels passed over
hi body. Hughes died soon after
lwig taken to St. Petersburg.
luzh wa~s from New York, where
his- pet ar sid to~ be prominent.
ENGLISH POOR DESPERATE
Enormous Crowds March to Munici
pal Offices, Where Premier Balfour
Makes a "Speech of Despair" to
Deputation of 30-Starting of In
dustries at National Expense De
precated by Premier.
London, By Cable.-The desperate
condition of the poor of London was
brought to the notice of Premier Bal
four by a remarkable deputation of
the wives and other women relatives
of the unemployed who did not hesi
tate to tell the Premier that unless
something is speedily done to lessen
their sufferings there would be blood
"Don't forget that hungry men are
desperate men," said one of :he
speakers, who all had the same tale
to tell of husbands out of work and
starving wives and children. Enor
mous crowds of women from all parts
of London marched through the
streets headed by a deputation which
Mr. Balfour received at the offce of
the local government board.. Only
thirty of the women were admitted to
the presentee of Mr. Balfour. The
Premier was very sympathetic. He
acknowledged that the evil was very
real, but he had little to suggest in
the way of alleviation except an ex
pression of hope that public charity
would come to the aid of the unem
ployed. He deprecated the socialistic
suggestion that industries should be
started at the national expense for
the benefit of the unenployed as
calculated to destroy the springs of
enterprise and energy of the nation.
At the close of Mr. Balfour's
"speech of despair" as the delegates
described it, Mrs. Crooks, wife of
Williams Crooks, a- Labor party mem
ber of the House of Commons, and
several other women excitedly invit
ed Mr. Balfour to come and live
among them for a few months. The
Premier remarked that he was quite
aware that nothing he had said could
be other than disappointing. They
had his genuine sympathy and he felt
most acutely the magnitude of the
evil from which they were, suffer
A mass meeting of the women was
held later to hear the report. of the
delegation. Mr. Crr Iks, M. P., said
that Mr. Balfour's reply to the dele
lation was unworthy of the Premier
of a great country. The mention of
Mr. Balfour's name was greeted with
a storm of hisses.
Havana in Unsanitary Condition.
Washington, Special.-Senator Cul
lom, Ilinois, chairman of the foreign
relations committee. called on the
President to lodge complaints against
the Cuban governrn ent for not keeping
its promise to ma ': i the city of
Havana in a sanita condition. He
said that he had been informed by a
number of business men that the Cu
bans had built no sewerage system
since the Americans evacuated and
American residents fear an epidemic
will be the consequence.
Cars Crash in Knoxville.
Knoxville, Special.-A car loaded
with paving material collided with an
incoming suburban electric car Friday
afternoon on West Main Avenue, op
posite the University of Tennessee
campus. Nine persons. all living here
were injured. James Varner, motor
man, may die. Among the others hurt
are: Mrs. R. E. L. Mounteastle, vein
in throat severed; and W. S. Shields.
president City National Bank, cut on
head. The accident occurred at the
bottom of two hills. It is claimed that
the brakes on the work car failed to
No More Tolls On Little Kanawha
Parkersburg, Specia.-The Little
Kar.awha river, wvhich has been con
rolled for 40 years by a corporation
which exacted toll on all passengers
and freight, was Friday turned over
to the United States under purchase
recently made, and from now on wil
be a free river. New locks and a dam
will be built to improve navigation.
Killed By Gas Explosion.
Detroit, Mich., Special.-A news
pecial from Ishpeing, Mich., says
three children are dead and thirteen
people are injured, one fatally, as the
result of an explosion here Sunday
which completely destroyed the Min
ers' National Bank. The dead: Ste
ven Goodman, aged 12 years. Alice
McGee aged 10 years. Edward Mc
Grath, aged 12 years. James F. Mul
len was fatally injured. .A gas leak
age in the basement of the bank build
ing was primarily responsible for the
eploionl and loss of life.
The News in Brief.
The head presumably of Susan A.
Geary the suit-case victim, was found
in Boston harbor in a hand-tag
weighted with shot, exactly as des
cribed by the men who admitted dis
posing of the body.
A supplemntary report of the con
dition of the Equtable Life.Assuranlce
Sciety on .iune :30, 1905. was issued
by Supnendent of Insurance, Hen
dricks. of New York.
A plan for Federal control of nar
atine in Southern States is to be sub
mitted to the Chattanooga Quaran
tine and immigration Convention fox
Rev. Dr. Ingram N. W. Irvine whom
Bshow Ethelbert Talbot of the Pro
test ant Episcopal church, unfrocked
ater a prolonged controversy. was
ordained a priest of thie Orthodos
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefellel
attended church in New York, hearing
srnoanemnatory of bridgi
Sixteen Million Dollars More
for Coast Defences
FOR RIVERS AND HARBORS
Chief of Engineers MaKenzie's Re
port Makes Estimates, in Addition
to $23,693,434 Already Expended,
For Construction of Sea Coast For
Washington, Special.-Sixteen mil
lion dollars will be necessary to com
plete the engineering work of fortifi
cations of the sea cast of the United
States under plans of the Endicott
board. according to the report of
Brigadier General Alexander McKen
zie, chief of enzineers. There has al
ready been appropriated for this pur
pose $2S,603.434. Permanent projects
at 31 diferent points have been
adopted and most of them are well
under way. These points include:
Baltimore, Washington, Hampton.
Roads. entrance to Chespeake -Bay at
Cape Henry, Cape Fear river, Char
leston, Port Royal,' Savannah,' SC
John's River, Key West, Tampa Ba,
Pensacola, Mobile, New Orleans end~
The defense of the Great Lakie ai
the St. Lawrence river is under con
The estimate for the completion of
these fortifications does not contem
plate anything more than the projects
outlined by the Endicott board.
Modern appliances and additional pro
jeets which may be adopted by4he
Taft board appointed last summer
and the fortifications of the insular
possessions may increase the esti
mates when additional work is ap
proved by Congress. It is estimated
that $4,263,364 will be required -to put
into execution by the engineer de
partment the schemes of the artillery
and signal corps for control of the sea
The reconstruction of the works de
stroped by the storm og 1900 at Gal
veston is nearly completed, but the
barracks and quarters and other post
buildings which must be located at
Forts Travis and San Jacinto are nz-.
protected, as well as range-finder sta
tions and other engineer accessories.
Work has been progressing on the
fortifications for the defenses: of Ma
nila Bay and Subig Bay, Philippine
Islands, and at the naval station'at
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and for the
purchase of sites for. fortifications in
N'egotations have been continued
for the acquisition of a tract at Mo
bile, Ala., and another near Charls..
ton, S. C. The total estimatesifor
fortification works under the engineer
deartment for the fiscal year 1904
amount to $11,424,153, including' $1,
33,953 for sea wall defenses at Gal
Defenses of insular possessions:
Sea coast batteries, Manilla, $2.
000, ;sea coast batteries, Subig Bay,
Phillpine Islands, $500,000; harbor
Hawaii, $520,000; procurement of
land for sites for defenses of the Ha
waiian Islands, $326,100.
Expenditures on river and harbor
improvements in the United States
reached $22,383,623. This does not in
lude $2,265,073 under the Mississippi
river commission. No estimates are
made this year for river and harbor'
improvements save those provided for
nder continuing contracts. This
amounts to $17,456,801.
An estimate of $2,000,000 for the
ississippi river commission is made
he estimates for the continuing of
contracts include the following:
Deleware river, New Jersey, and
Pennsylvania, $1,000,000; Savannah
arbor, Ga., $210,000 ; St. John's riv
er, Floriada, $309,750; Hilsboro Bay,
Florida, $3tS,350; Black Warrior and
fombigbee rivers, Ala., $603,466;
Southwest Pass, Mississippi river,
$500,000;. South Pass, Mississippi riv
or, $50,000; Bayou Plaquemine, Lou
isiana, $100,000; Galveston harbor,
Texas, $230,000; Galveston ship chan
nel, Texas, $200,000; Cumberlan4 riv
or above Nashville, Tenn., $200,000;
Tennessee river, Chattanooga, Tenn.
to Riverton, Ala., $240,000.
Finns Get Self-Government.
St. Petersburg,By Cable-The mani
festo of Emperor Nicholas granting
the demands of the Finns -has been
signed and dispatched to Helsingfors.
t convokes the Diet on Deeember 20,
abolishes the dictatorship, rescinds
Governor General Bobrokoff's illegal
entments, annuls the manifesto of
F'ebruary 15th, 1809., which provided
for common legislation in the empire,
and all the laws since enacted. It
announces that the extraordinary Diet
now convoked is for the revision of
the Diet's electoral basis.
Powerful Forces to Hold Down Fin
Hesingfors, Finland, By Caske.
Three Russian battleships, a crmiser
and 10.000 troops have arrived here
from Revel. The warships are an-.
chored in the harbor. Batteries hare
been placed on two eommariding l1~
outside the town and "the canponain
the Sceabog fortress have been 'turned
against the city, which also lies under
the guns of the warships.
Engine Boiler Exploded.
Dallas. Texas. Speial-AX wreck oc
curred on th'e Hudson and Texas C,?n
tral railroad near En:;is early Satur
day. Brakeman Gleuin was' killed out
riht and En'ineer Davenport and
Ficimnr Tr' er p:-oba'bly were fatally
inired. AV .n. r tramn rnmn-7lrl