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The Farmers' Leader
J**# CANTON, ft. D.
ARTHUR LINN, Publish**.
HARCH TO RICHMOND
Ul& OFFICERS START A TRIP
TO STUIY WARI'.VRK.
IkitiK Expedition Under Cominnnd ot
Ool. K. K. Evans, of General SUIT—
Virginia's Capital Will Be Readied
About May 16.
A thirty-day march to be made by
army officers over the battle grounds
of Virginia to study problems of war
fare was begun Sunday when a long
line of horses and troopers equipped
with all the flxtures of the field left
Washington, D. C., for Virginia under
Command of MaJ. Ebeu Swift, of the
general staff, on the way to Freder
icksburg, Va., where the column will
be met by thirty officers on May 7.
Then the officers who are members of
the general staff of the army and of
the army war college will start on a
ride over the route fallowed by Grant's
army almost a half a century ago.
The entire march will be under
command of Col. R. K. Evans, of the
general staff, assistant to Gen. Wlth
ei-Hpoon, acting chief of staff. The of
ficers and troopers will reach Rich
mond about May 16 and after skir
mishes over many battle fields within
a radius of 100 miles will start on
their return Journey, roaching Fort
Meyer about June 3.
The column which left Fort Meyer
Sunday made a striking appearance.
Bight large wagons filled with officers'
baggage was In the van and about 100
horses and troopers were In line. Camp
was pitched at Accotink, Va., as In reg
ular field service and the usual army
regulations observed. At least two
days will be spent at Fredericksburg
in a study of the route of Grant's
army. Lieut. William W. Overton will
have charge of the various camps and
will have supervision ,of the supplies.
FISHERIES DISPUTE SETTLED.
American and Canadian Comnilssfcrn
ers Rfflch Agreement.
The draft of the uniform fisheries
regulations governing the boundary
waters between Canada and the Unit
ed States under-the terms of the
treaty as passed last spring and pre
pared during the last six months by
4he two commissioners. Prof. E. E.
Prince, Dominion fisheries commls
aloner, and President David Starr Jor
dan, of I«eland Stanford university,
representing the United States, has
been received in Ottawa from Palo
Alto, Cat., where the commissioners
have just completed their work.
The result will bo the observance
by the United States and Canadian
Oahermep of the regulations contended
Vor by Canada in the treaty waters
freat the Atlantic to the Pacific. These
praters include the area of the water
at the mouth of the St. Croix river,'
the 8t. John river where it forms the
,, boundary between Maine and New
Brunswick, Lake Champlaln, Lake
Memphramagog. the great lakes, and
Cornwall westward and the waters of
Juan de Fuca strait and Puget sound.
Under the regulations da now agreed
upon the. United States protection
staff, with headquarters at Waahing
ton, whlch wili correspond to the Can
adian fisheries protection service, With
headquarters at Ottawa.
These two services will co-operate
in enforcing the uniform regulations
in all waters covered by-the treaty.
I .1. :—_—
MAKING FAST TIME.
American Armored Cruisers,
Miles from Gibraltar.
The American armored 'cruiser
squadron, composed of the Nortli Car
olina and Montana,/which left Guan
tanamo, Cuba, April 23, under orders
from the navy department to hurry
to Alexandretta, Turkey, to protect
Americans there during the present
disorders, was 1,150 miles west of
Gibraltar Sunday night, according to
Editor Ixises Ills Ivlfc. r"l*"
As the result of the explosion in the
Aim room of the Crescent Nickelodeon
at Peoria* resulting in plunging the
*t«Btire front..of the theater into flames,
William F. Robinson, city editor of the
,Peoria Star asid^. manager of the play*
«bouse, Is dead.
To Fight Rate Law.
"As far as we are concerned the
SH-cent^fare in Missouri is settled.'
The fight in Nebraska is the next one
we will have/' said B. L. Winchet),
president of the Rock Island railway
Stoax City Live Stock Market.
•^".Saturday'* quotations on tho Sioux
City live stock market follow: Top
vtift I6.2&.' Top hogs^
'duJ/i. World WMf Regatta.
Zambesi river above the Victoria
falls Is-to be the scene of a great In
ttermitlbnal regatta managed by the
British 'South Africa' company, in
-June. 1»10, It is expected,kthat the
-''efWt'imh air the racing centers of
the woirld will participate.
Br. Manuel Amador Dead.
Dr.- Manuel Amador, first president
of the republic of Panama, died Sun«
day Afterhoon after a II ijgcrl.nfj. Illness.
He was 76 years old. $ 6T 'A,
VkImjc of Hoboes" to Sprak.
Preparations have been completed
for the opening session of. .the "Con
gress Urujmplgyed," which con
5 vene* tn New York this week. J.
Eades How. of St. Louis, known as the
"king «jf, hoboes,'' will speak.
Eyfa women were killed^ one bojr se-
t^nfl three person# were
PlMrrfc When. a,: 'Pennsylvania railroad
ht|plli4(d with carriage twelve
Cleveland, Ov. .Sunday.
DEAD IN DIXIE IiAND.
Havoc Wrouglit in South by Terrific
Dispatches gathered throughout the
states by the Associated Press indicate
that from fifty to seventy-five people
met sudden death in the great wind
that caused havoc throughout the
south. The number of injured Is prob
ably threefold the list of killed, and it
probably will be several duys before a
complete list can be gathered. While
the storm, which reached the south
from the upper Mississippi valley early
Friday, left its scar on Mississippi, Ar
kansas, Kentucky, Alabama, Missouri
and more remote Htates, Tennessee
perhaps suffered tho most severely.
Mississippi's most disastrous point
was Horn Ijake, where six inet death.
Arkansas reports a total of twelve
dead, with likelihood that It will be
added to as tho inaccessible wire
points are picked up. Alabama has
four dead near Hartzell. Kentucky
oscaped with much property damage,
but no deaths, while Missouri has sev
eral killed at Homervlllo and Golden.
Georgia lost two when a boat capsized
in the Atlantic.
In Arkansas the towns which lay In
the swath of the recent tornado at
Brinkley suffered most. They were
West Marlon, Weakley and Vicinage.
In Crawford county ninety persons
were reported to have been Injured.
This Is the country about Fort Smith.
Monmouth Springs reported eight
Careful estimates indicate that at
least fifty peoplu were killed In Ten
nessee, while the money loss will not
fall short of $1,000,000. At Franklin
and in Hlllsboro there was loss of life.
The latter town Is said to be practically
destroyed, while at Centnrvllle and
adjoining villages the damage la re
ported to be very heavy, both In lives
and property. Near Pulaski the death
list reached twelve and many were in
In the vicinity of Chattanooga wires
were blown down and tho movement
of trains greatly hampered. The
hurricane followed the Cumberland
valley, wrecking small towns and de
stroying farm houses. At Ebenezer
eighteen houses were blown down.
IS CRIME OF BLACK HAND.
Eight Die in Incendiary Fire in New
Eight persons, five of them children,
were burned to death and fourteen
others wore Injured in an Incendiary
fire in a five-story tenement houso at
37 Spring street. New York City occu
pied by twenty families, early Friday.
The blaze followed a demand by mem
bers of the Black Hand society for the
payment of $1,000 blackmail. It
spread through the building with
startling rapidity, as the hallways
were soaked with kerosene oli by tho
In a panic which followed the alarm
the tenants fought their way down
the fire escapes or jumped from the
windows, while babies were thrown
from windows into the arms of police
men on the sidewalk.
Six of the Injured, three of them
children, are not expected to recover.
Jacob Bruck, the proprietor of the
grocery store on the main floor of the
building, received on April 18 a letter
"We demand $1,000 or death. Bring
it in Mott street. Petrosino Is dead,
but the Black Hand lives.
"Black Hand Society."
On Monday last Bruck received an
other letter written in a similar strain.
He turned both letters over to the po
TRIPLE LYNCHING IN TEXAS.
fhree Negroes Accused of Killing a
Deputy Sheriff Hanged.
A mob lynched three negroes early
Friday at Marshall, Tex. The negroes
had killed a deputy sheriff.
The militia, which had been guard
ing the Jail for three days, was re
lieved at midnight and the citizens
Immediately formed a mob, taking the
authorities by surprise. The mob en
tered the county jail, secured the
negroes—Creole Mose, Pie Hill and
Matt, Chase—and promptly strung
Mose, Hill and Chase were charged
with firing upon and killing Deputy
Sheriff Mark Huffman and wounding
Constable Alex Carglll a few days ago
for raldihg a crap game. No arrests
have been made.
Held for Big Robbery.
Kenneth Williams, a young man.
who was arrested while carrying a va
lise containing $3,000 worth of dia
monds, Is being held in San Francisco
on suspicion of being connected In
some way with the robbery of the
Luitdy jewelry store at that place a
year ago, when safe crackers escaped
with jewels valued at $48,000.
Race War in a Texas Town.
Advices reachod here from Water
man Friday stating that a race war
has broken out between the employes
of twosamlwillsthere. Two persons are
reported killed and six wounded. Wa
terman is on the Texas and Gulf rail
"iHS SalooiiN Close.
Friday night 585 saloon? and ten
Dreweries -in nineteen counties of
Michigan which voted dry at the last
election closed their doors. Thirty
of the eighty-three counties In the
state are now dry.
Vow Trlnl for Miss \Yc1li.
Miss Alice Webb, of Chicago, for
mer manufacturer, convicted on a
charge of passing worthless checks,
was Friday granted a new trial.
Further advices received regarding
JJi^i"tn."juuIvpj iiicii ur?n cnak—
ing Karaerun, 'Vest Africa, say an
eruption of the voicano in the Kam
erun mountains occurred Friday
morning. Th« shocks still continue.
U.' WfMon Hit by Storitl.
•Edward l'ayspn Weston, the pedes
trian, arrived at Montgomery City,
Mo., Friday on his way to the west,
the high wlntf* of the two days pre
vious had retarded him.
STORMS DO DAMAGE.
Buildings Arc Wrwked ami Death I-ieft
An electrical storm, accompanied
by a gale of wind that approached the
fury of a cyclone, burst upon Chicago
at 6:15 o'clock Thursday night, bring
ing death to at least five persons and
cutting the city off from direct outside
communication for nearly two hours.
Tho center of the storm was on the
south side ot the city. Hero one la
borer was killed and nine more were
Injured when the roof of the Grand
Crossing Tack company's plant was
A cottage at .Seventy-ninth street
and Ellis avenue was blown down by
the wind and it was reported to the
police that two men were killed and a
woman and a child injured.
Telephone and telegraph wires were
cut down on all sides of the city. It
was the most complete prostration of
wire service In twelve years. The
Western Union reported that all Its
wires were cut off as though by a tlash
of lightning. Communication with the
east was established slowly and by cir
cuitous routes. The Postal Telegraph
company at 7 o'clock had the only
wire In tho city to Xew York. Traffic
was Impelled on surface and elevated
lines and suburban lines were delayed.
Two Inches of rain fell here and in
neighboring cities. Many persons were
injured by Hying boards and knocked
down !y street cars and wagons.
Mrs. Matilda Johnson was standing
in the front door of her residence on
Kills avenue watching the effects of
the storm when the wind took the
roof from her house and the building
collapsed. She was dug nut by the po
lice badly Injured.
Miss Eleanor Richardson, a 17
year-old girl, was trying to hold an
umbrella over her head while cross
ing north Clark street when she was
struck by a street car and fatally in
Twenty-five houses were blown
down or damaged by tho storm in
lue Island, a southwestern suburb.
For more than a mile along the main
street there the rofs were torn off or
More than fifty houses were unroof
ed in Grand Crossing.
At Peoria, III., the wind unroofed
tho Chicago, Burlington and Quiney
freight house, damuged the union de
pot to the amount of several hundred
dollars, blew several box cars from
the track in the railroad yards, demol
ished three flagmen's shanties, in one
of which John Corcoran, a switch
man, was severely injured and caused
much damage to shipping on the Illi
On the farms surrounding Peoria
thousands of dollars' damage was done
to orchards and property.
MAIii TRAIN' HUM)
Kobbcrs Work on Northern I'aeitU
While Posses Form.
Northern Pacific train No. 3 was
held up at 10:30 o'clock Thursday
night three miles east of Hauser Junc
tion, Idaho, by two highwaymen.
The robbers cut the engine and one
mall car from the train, shot twice at
the fireman, ordering him from the
engine, and put a revolver to Engineer
Whittlesey's head and compelled him
to send the engine ahead. The other
bandit took the place of tho fireman,
and as they passed through Hauser he
was throwing coal into the firebox In
an experienced manner. This, togeth
er with the fact that there were no
markers on the rear of the train and
the engine crcw disregarded signals,
revealed to the operator that It was a
holdup, and he notified the dispatcher
In Spokane to that effect.
Officials at Spokane and Rathdrum
were notified, and while the mall car
was being robbed between Trent and
Yardley posses were forming on either
side of the bandits to overhaul them.
The engine and mail car ran by the
signals at Trent, ten miles east of Spo
kane, and had not appeared at Yard,
ley at midnight..
Shots That Killed Cockrlll.
John Smith, In the trial of John Ab
near, at Jackson, Ky., charged with
the assassination, of James Cockrlll,
testified Thursday that he, Abner and
Curt Jett fired the shots from the
oourt house window which killed
Cockrlll. Smith recently was granted
Will Be Put to Death.
Henry Blankford and Monroe Saith,
negroes, of Lake Charles, La., have
been found guilty of murdering Rene
Reed, a prominent citizen. Reed on
March 13, was shot down and robbed
ot a considerable sum of money. The
verdict carries the death penalty with
Bond Brokers Indicted.
W. Q. Hayse and his son. Harry
Hayse, of the firm of Wm. J. Hayse &
4on, bond brokers of Cleveland, O.,
were indicted by the county grand
lury Thursday on the charge of em
bezzling $227,000 worth of bonds of
the Cincinnati, Blulton and Chicago
Three Women Drown.
While bathing in the Little Wichita
river near Henrietta, Tex.. Thursday,
Mrs. E. E. Lebus, Miss Katherine
Weaver and Miss Mazelle Ellis were
caught in a strong undertow, swept
into a deep hole and drowned. Half
a dozen girls stood helpless unable to
render tir.v assistance.
Novel School Strike.
Thirty girls of the junior class of
the high school of Bedford, Ind.. pa
raded the streets with their class col
ors Hying Thursday 'afid refused to
return to school unless thirty boys ex
pelled by the principal for havlr.3 nail
ed their colors to the peak of the f!ag
stac were reinstated.
Stork Brings a Daughter. .•.
Queen Wilhelmina, of Holland, Frl«
day morning gave birth to a daughter.
SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS
MONl'MENT TO BE IH ILT.
Will Bo Erected on Site of Old l«g
The members of the Old Log School
House association have decided to per
petuate the memory of the little old
log school house at the foot of Ravine
hill, in Vermillion, by the erection of
a monument to cost $300. This was
decided at meeting of the association
lust week, and already $250 of the
Hum necessary has been raised. The
contract has uiready been let, and It
is expected to have the monument in
place before the annual meeting of the
assocla tion in August. Plans are al
ready under way to make the day of
the unveiling of the monument a
memorable one. The old log school
house was the first permanent struct
ure of the kind In South Dakota, and
school was held therein from 1864 un
Ml 1 87 3.
KAI'iI) WORK AT NAIIANT.
T«'ni|Wrurv Structure to Replace Saw
mill Burned Recently.
Within ten days from the time of the
destruction of Its sawmill at Xahunt, in
the Black Hills, by lire the McLaugh
lin Tie and Timber company were till
ing orders. Although tile fire entailed
a total loss of something like $40,000,
exclusive of half that amount of insur
ance, not a dozen men were lakl oft
from work. Although the electric
plant in the mill, which supplies the
town of Nahant with light, was burn
ed out by the u."fe of a gasoline- engine
brought from the outlying camps, the
town dhl not lose its li ht a single
night. The maeinery for the tempo
rary mill was brought from the same
section by the private railroad of the
company and will give a capacity of
25.000 board feet, about half that of
the mill destroyed.
WIFE AWAKIIKI) DAMAGES.
Sioux Fulls Saloon -Mini Sold I/ipior to
A jury In the state circuit court at
Sioux Falls has returned a verdict
awarding Mrs. Ida Campbell damages
In the sum of $200 and costs against
Just Johnson, a Sioux Falls saloon
man. Mrs. Campbell accused the de
fendant of having sold liquor to her
husband after the latter had been
placed on tho blacklist and after Mrs.
Campbell had personally warned the
saloon man against selling Ikiuor to
her husband. Immediately following
the Campbell-Johnson case a similar
action instituted by Mrs. Campbell
against J. H. Calahan, also a local sa
loon man, was called for trial. There
are five such actions to be disposed of
by the present term of state circuit
court, Mrs. Campbell being the plaint
iff in four of them.
REWARD FOR MISSING MAN.
Bert Ct« Disa pi
tears Mysteriously from
Town of Kstellinc.
A case of mysterious disappear
ance is reported from Estelline, the
missing man being Bert Cox, who
dropped completely out of sight some
days ago. John Cox, an uncle of the
missing man, has offered a reward for
information leading to the discovery
of his whereabouts. Notwithstanding
a persisteait search not the slightest
trace of him flan be found. Articles
belonging to him were found on the
shores of Dry I^ake, a body of water
near Estelline, and for a time it was
feared his body was at the bottom of
the like, but now it is believed that lie
voluntarily made his disappearance
for unknown reasons or has wandered
away while temporarily deranged.
LA FOLLETTES SELL PAPEI
Mitchell Gazette Taken Over by T*vo
Information comes that W. T. La
Follette, has sold his Mitchell Ga
zette to Agnew Bros., two young men
from Indiana, who desire to enter the
South Dakota newspaper field. Tin
new proprietors are democrats, and
may decide to establish a democratic
daily in Mitchell.
Mr. I/a Follette has accepted a po
sition on La Follette's magazine as
head of the advertising and circulation
departments, and will move to Madi
son, Wis., shortly. In fact he has
been In charge of this work for sever
al mouths, the Gazette at Mitchell be
ing in charge of his sons.
Voters Sanction Bond Issue.
Bonds in the sum of $4,000 for an
improvement of the school facilities of
Claremont were authorized to be is
sued by the voters at a recent special
election. Only two votes were cast In
opposition. The board of education
on May 10 will open bids for the pur
chase of the bonds, and when they
sold the contemplated improvements
will at once be made.
Congregationalism 10 Meet,
Preliminary arrangements are being
made for the annual gathering of the
State Association of Congregational
ista, which will be held in the hand
some new Congregational church
building in Sioux Falls1 on May IS. 1'.'
Crop Outlook Good.
Although the seassn is late, crop
conditions around Huron are en
couraging. Wheat and small grain
seeding is nearing completion. Much
plowing Is being done and indications
are that the amount of new breaking
this season will exceed that of any
previous season In the past five years.
Sioux City to Centervillc.
The farmer promoters in Clay coun
ty of tho interurban railroad that is
proposed to be run from Sioux City
to Centerville are going, to have a per
manent surrey made of the route,
which include the settling of grade
sticks, etc. They are enthusiastic over
the railroad proposition, and believe
that construction work Will not be far
behind the completion of the survey.
New Mitchell Factory.
'*The Lytle Manufacturing company
has commenced work on its factory
plant about three-quarters of a mile
west of the business part of Mitchell.
The structure Is to be 60 by 200 feet,
and will be built entirely of concrete,
which will be finished in six weeks. It
is expected to have the plant in opera
tion by the middle of July. It will
manufacture a line of agricultural im
plements and sell direct to the farm
ers. The dtisens contributed about
916.000 toward the enterprise,
IO ADVERTISE THE STATE.
Plans Are Considered at a Meeting at
At a meeting of the members of the
executive and financial committees
the state federation of commercial
clubs, held with Gov. Vessey In Pierre,
the question of raising funds to estab
lish something In the line of an Immi
gration bureau for the state was dis
cussed. This action is taken on ac
count of the refusal of the legislature
to make any appropriation for the
purpose of advertising the state. At
the annual meeting of the federation
at Deadwood the executive and finan
cial committees were authorized to
take some steps toward raising a fund
to establish an office at the state cap
ital to work with the state officials as
far as possible, and give as far as
possible official sanction 11 the liter
ature sent out to advertise the re
sources of the state. At the meeting
in Pierre one of the plans discussed
was to provide and put on sale a
"booster button," the funds so secured
to be turned into the fund another
plan proposed is to attempt to interest
the different railroads operating in the
state in the move strongly enough to
be used in case of need, and will be
pushed if necessary. I Hit the propo
sition was tarried far enough along
that active steps are already under
way to secure enough of the fund to
get the movement started, with a
hope that by the time another legiv
lative session meets a sho-.ving can be
made which will induce the members
to put an official bureau into opera
tion. It will take several tlfcusnnd
dollars to employ the necessaiy office
force, and pay for the printing, but
the men back of the move believe
they will be able to secure the required
funds to get tho movement under way
at an early date.
MRS. ROSS IS I NIiKbKNilNti.
Editor of Son Ci ilic Is After ller Hub
Jlrs. J. A. Ross, editor of the Soo
Critic, of Sioux Falls, was in Vermill
ion .Monday, en route liome from
Omaha, where she was summoned to
testify before a grand jury against
a woman who had sought to win the
affections of J. A. Ross, her husband,
Mrs. Ross is confident that the woman
in question, Miss I .aura Turner, will
be indicted and will not escape pun
In the course of a conversation
Mrs. Ross pivi- it out that she did not
know where her husband was. and
seemingly did not care. She does not
correspond with him. as that would
have to lie done through his lawyer,
whom Mrs. Ross has little time for.
However, it was evident from her talk
that she does not blame Ross entirely
for all of the trouble that has arisen
in the Soo Critic household. But she
is bitter against the schoolma'am who
seemed to have such a hold on the ed
itor, and but for her believes that
Rfiss would have been a better man.
She gave the schoolma'am a chance
to get out of the trouble without pub
licity, but says that the young woman
preferred scandal rather than give
back the presents that Ross had paid
for with his wife's money.
V.1XKTOX RAILROAD PRO.HXIS,
Material for the Ijine to Norfolk Is
Yankton appears to have more rail
road projects than any city of its size
on the map. The Yankton and Nor
folk project stock is way up above par
for the reason that almost every day
sees a carload of material arrive, from
pile drivers to 40-foot timbers.
The promoters of the Yankton and
Southern assert that their pet project
is still on.
C. C. Truax. promoter of the Mid
land Continental railroad, tells Yank
ton people that the road is now under
construction from Winnipeg to Edger
y. N. D., half of the line being in
actual operation, and that English
••apital has just been secured to start
the work to the gulf of Mexico imme
diately. Mr. Truax was here with his
contractor. J. T. Adams, and stated
that he expected to make arrange
ments to use the bridge at this point,
for which material is now arriving.
MILITIA RII-'LI-: PRACTICE.
Range Work Heiug (jooknl After by
Adj. Oen. Kngloshy.
Adj. Gen. Englesby is visiting the
different militia companies over the
tate looking up the rille range work.
The government makes liberal allow
ances to the state troops for rifle prac
tice. and not only encourages target
work among the state troops but gives
•ivilian organizations almost the same
privileges which are given to the
militia. The civilian organizations are
allowed the use of the rifle ranges and
are supplied with guns for the work,
but are required to pay to the govern
ment actual cost of the ammunition
which is furnished to them for target
(Jovernor on an Auto Trip.
Gov. Vessey and J. E. Wlngfield, his
private secretary, left Pierre Thursday
for an auto trip over the part of the
Cheyenne River Indian reservation,
which is to be opened to settlement
the present year. They expect to be
ut several days, and get over enough
the reserve to get a good general
idea of what that part of the country
Another Call for Taxes.
The special calls for state taxes
which were sent out to a group of
counties which did not make a satis
factory showing 011 the March call
will bring about $50,000 Into the state
To Meet Sheriff nt Door.
Sheriff H. W. Johnson, of Christian
county. 111., secured a requisition for
Thomas Byan, wanted in Illinois on
forgery charge. Ryan is serving a
term in the penitentiary in this state.
Vessey Grants a Pardon.
The state board of pardons recom
mended executive clemency in the
case of John Tarlton, of Wessington
Springs, who was given a Jail sentence
and a fine of $300 on a charge of mali
cious mischief. Gov. Vessey granted
the recommendation of the board.
To Park Capitol Gronnds
Prof. N. E. Hanson, of Brookings
college, and State Surveyor Nelson, of
Mitchell, have made a preliminary
survey of the state capltol grounds for
the purpose of making a plat for park
ing the tract.
1 mm ifii'imi iiinii, fti'iiiiiiiDii'iii
GOEIEl USE ENDED
PARDONS FOR EXILES
Former Governor Taylor and Secre*
tary Finley Freed of All
BUT FEW INDICTMENTS REMAIN
Only Those Who Turned State's
Evidence and Youtsey, Now in
Prison, Under Cloud.
Governor A. K. Wilson has Issued
pardons for every one—except those
who turned state's evidence—charged
with conspiracy In connection with the
assassination of Senator William Goe
bel nine years ago. letter, it is under
stood. the indictments against those
wlio admitted part in the alleged con
spiracy will he dismissed, leaving Hen
ry K. Youtsey, now serving a life sen
tence in 1 he state penitentiary, as the
only person to suffer for the murder
It is Governor Wilson's opinion thtlt
there was no conspiracy. lie asserts
that he believes that Youtsey commit
ted I he murder unassisted and n'one.
Thus ends the last chapter in the
Kentucky assassination, which attract
ed world-wide attention when it hap
pened. Goebel was recognized as one
of the most capable lawyers of Ken
tucky, and previous to the Democratic
state convention in 1890 had gained
the position of State Senator. lie was
nominated in that convention as can
didate for Governor. William S. Tay
Jor was the Republican nominee.
Following the election, which showed
that Taylor liad received a majority of
on the face of the returns,
Goebel and his associates on the regu
lar Democratic ticket (lied contests.
During the progress of the hearing be
fore the Legislature in the guberna
torial contest hundreds of mountain
eers were imported to Frankfort, it
was charged, liy Taylor, Finley and
others. The state capital, as the con
test progressed, was overrun with par
tisans from out in the state of both
factious, and bitterness increased witli
the progress of the contest.
SJaln in Front of Capitol.
The assassination of Senator Goebel
In front of the state house on Jan. 30,
the shot being fired, as afterward con
ceded in various trials, from the office
of Caleb Powers, the Secretary of State,
and adjoining the reception room of
the executive oflices. It was proved
that Powers had gone to Louisville that
day to arrange for the bringing to
Frankfort of more men and that the
key to his oflice had been secured by
Henry Youtsey. then private secretary
to Governor Taylor.
For days following the shooting the
capital was in charge of troops called
out by Governor Taylor. The Demo
cratic majority in the Legislature de
clared Senator Goebel Governor, and
he was sworn in practically on his
deathbed. He died on Feb. 3, 1900.
Warrants charging Powers and sev
eral others with complicity in the as
sassination were taken out soon after
the tragedy. Governor Taylor was not
formally accused of connection with it
until the return of nn Indictment by
the grand jury in April, 1900.
Prominent Men Indieted.
Among the more prominent men in
dieted were former Governor William
S. Taylor, former Secretary of State
Caleb Powers, his brother, John Pow
ers Charles Finley, another former
Secretary of State William Culton,
James B. Howard and Youtsey.
Caleb Powers and James B. Howard
were pardoned two months ago. Fri
day Governor Wilson lifted the hand
of the law from former Governor Tay
lor and former Secretary Finley, who
have been fugitives in Indiana for the
last nine years: John Powers, who Is
believed to be in Honduras Holland
Whittaker of Butler County, John Da
vis of Louisville and Zach Steele of
Bell County, who did not flee from tHe
Those whom the Governor did not
pardon are Wharton Golden of Knox
County, now said to be in Colorado
Frank Cecil of Bell County, now work
ing as a in iI road detective in St Louis,
and William H. Coulton of Owsley
County, who is said to have died out
West several years ago. It was report
ed soon after the murder that he died
in Kentucky, but later reports were to
the effect that I10 was out West.
BUSINESS MAN SLAIN BY GIRL.
XaKliville Woman Velln Police Skt
Wii* Deceived lr Victim.
l.-aac IS. Morse, a well-known young
business man of Nashville. Tenn., was
shot uml almost instantly killed by Ger
trude Douglas in the office of the Ameri
can Dry Cleaning Company. The young
woman escaped, but was arrested an hour
later in the office of the doctor. At po
the Douglas girl said:
"Ike Morse lias deceived me and be has
been soil's with me for nine years. H«
couldn't throw me over and live."
nlrectur Conried Dead.
Ilejeri'li Con lied died at 2 :30 Monday
morning. His end was peaceful. Mf.
C'oaried. who was former director of the
.Metropolitan Opera House in New York
mid who previous to that had managed
the German Theater, was stricken with
an apoplectic stroke a few days ago ia
.Mt-ran'. Tyrol, from which he never re
Primary Election Fight Fatal.
]n "pnernl fight r, I'ikeviHe, Ky.,
over a primary election in the mountains
of I'ike County, Anthony Taylor, a Re
publican worker, was shot and killed and
three other men were clubbed so severely
that it is believed t'ley will die.,
SofTrmie Alliance Se»«ion On.
The fifth congress of the International
Woman's Suffrage Alliance was opened ia
Ijondon, England. Monday under tha
presidency of Mrs. Carrie Chapman-Catt.
A welcome was extended the delegates on
behalf of the Knglisli suffragists by Ml*.
Millicent Garrett Fa wee' A
Work of Congress
Republican criticism of the pending
tariff 1)111 on the ground that the rales
were too high wits prominent in the
Senate Thursday, when Senator Nelson
of Minnesota and Senator Dollivcr of
Iowa attacked various schedules. 1'nder
the guise of discussing the duly on gas
retorts a general debate on the tariff
was indulged In by Democratlo Sena
tors, Senator Bailey of 'Texas taking
occasion to say that the bill was dis
criminatory aguinst the South. Fifty
of the 302 pages of the bill WPre read.
The House was in session for forty
minutes, but took no action on the cen
sus bill, the only important business
which it had before it for considera
tion. Mr. Criunpacker of Indiana,
chairman of the Census Committee, en
deavored to have the House insist
further upon Its disagreement from the
Senate amendments, but the absence
of a quorum prevented such action. For
the same reason 110 conferees were ap
pointed. The House adjourned until
The first reading of the tariff bill for
consideration of conuniltee amend
ments was concluded when the Senate
ndjourned Friday. According to an
agreement made when the reading was
begun every paragraph of the entire
bill will be subject to amendment when
it is taken up for tinnl consideration.
There was coniparaively little debale
on the measure Friday, as Senator Al
dricli postponed replying to many ijucs
tions asked of him in order to hasten
the conclusion of the reading of the
measure, saying he would make full
explanations when tlie various amend
ments receive tinal consideration. Many
provisions, including the wood pulp and
wool schedules, were passed over ou
Denouncing the principle of a pro
tective tariff as unfair in taking money
from one man to give it to another in
order to encourage him in the jiursuit
of an otherwise .nprotitable business.
Senator Bailey of Texas Monday de
livered a set speech on the Democratic
side in opposition to the pending tarilT
bill. Referring to Mr. Bailey's state
ment that the duties of the pending
bill might be lowered
As the last half of his two-day
speech Senator Bailey devoted nearly
three hours in the Senate Tuesday to
a discussion of the lega-1 aspects of his
income tax amendment to the tariff
bill, citing numerous cases and authori
ties to maintain the view that such
law would be constitutional. He was
Interrupted frequently by Senators, nhu
at times offered objections to his po
sition or suggested authorities to sus
tain him. Mr. Scott spoke upon the
tariff with especial reference to its
effect upon the South and especially
upon his own State of West Virginia.
Mr. Gore of Oklahoma spoke in denun
ciation of the protective tariff. The
bouse was not in session.
An exhaustive treatment of the hu»
ber schedule of the tariff bill by Mr.
Simmons of North Carolina was the
feature of tho session of the Senate
Wednesday. Mr. Simmons spoke for
three and a half hours in support of
the retention of the present tariff,
which, he maintained, was but a rev
enue rate. Several times the national
Democratic platform of 1008, which de
clared for free lumber, was injected
Into the disehssion by Republican Sen
ators, and Mr. Bacon of Georgia re
marked that he was not bound by
declaratious written into a platform at
midnight by a few interested men. Bur
kett of Nebraska, whose home city is
Lincoln, sought to state when and
where the Democratic platform actual
ly was drawn, but Mr. Simmons re
fused to yield time to prolong that dis
cussion. Mr. Brown of Nebraska ad
vocated a constitutional amendment for
the collection of an income tax, there
by placing it beyond the power of the
courts to further hold that such a tax
was not constitutional. The House
was not In session.
SHORT NEWS NOTES.
Delight and Morjarie Loos, sisters, 10
and 8 years old respectively, who disap
peared from the homo of their uncle in
Toledo, Ohio, were found last evening at
Haskins, Ohio, in custody of their moth
Anna A. Mangano, a public school
teacher, was shot in the head -and killed
while on her way to her school in 103d
street, New York. A man, who is al
leged to have shot her, was arrested as
he was about to turn the weapon on him
The government lias taken steps to.
stop the waste of fuel resources by test
ing the coals of the Rocky Mountain re
gion at the geological survey's plant in
The business section of Clayton, N.
T., on the St. Iiawrence River, was de
stroyed by fire. The flames spread so
rapidly merchants and residents were un
able to save anything. Loss $100,000.
Mr. Meyer, Secretary of the Navy, has
directed that one of the torpedo-boat de
stroyers recently autnorized by Congress
•hall be given the name of Monaghan,
in memory of JSnsign John Robert Mona
ghan, United States navy, who was killed
ia Samoa, April 1, 1809, by native*.
Mr. Aldrich asked whether he supposed
the profits to American industries
equaled that amount. Mr. Bailey re
plied that in the case of the 1'nited
States Sleel Corporation he believed
they had. and lie cited the increased
capitalization of that organization as
an evidence of enormous profit. Mr.
Bailey discussed his amendment pro
viding for an income tax. which was
criticised by Mr. Aldrich as tending to
reduce the protection that would be
given American labor if it should re
sult in a proportionate decrease of cus
toms duties. Mr. Bailey favored re
striction of immigration as a protec
tion to American labor. Mr. Aldrich
retorted that, while Mr. Bailey was
ready to keep the foreign laborer from
our shores, he was not averse to allow
ing the product of this cheap labor to
come in competition with the product
of American workingmen. Only a brief
session of the House was held and an
journment until Thursday was taken.