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OMRS-WARKlER ^ PART ONE
PBICE TWO CENTS. FBIDAY EYESINe.: MAY 9, 1902.
First Police Dep't Indict
ments Due to Be Report
One of Them Implicates an
Official High in
To-morrow morning Hovey C. Clarke, as
foreman of the grand jury, will turn In in
dictments charging four police officials
with bribery and extortion. These will be
the first fruits of the jury's energetic
work of the week.
The names of the suspects are gener
ally known to the police and men about
town. One of the acucsed officials is high
in rank, but th e other three come under
the general bead of "plain clothes men."
One in particular is an old officer and has
borne a good reputation as being a
"square" man. His indictment will be a
Two civilians are also named in con
nection with this police quartet. One of
them ma* not be indicted just yet, how
ever, as lie "has been before the grand
iury to testify. It was believed that the
evidence against him was sufficient to
warrant a conviction, but at the same
time his testimony was necessary in or
der to reach the bigger game.
Another civilian may be included in the
batch, to-morrow which will swell the to
tal to five.
Well developed trails leading to other
police officersplain clothes men to be
more specifichave been disclosed and
will 'be followed at subsequent sessions.
One in particular is a former deputy
A F r u i t f u l I n v e s t i g a t i o n .
There is one great difference between
the present investigation and any other
inquiry ever instituted by a Hennepin
grand jury into city affairs. Other inves
tigations have generally begun with a
suspicion and ended with a guess. In this
case the starting point wa s a specific
charge made by two convicted "big mitt"
men who gave names, dates and minute
details regarding payments for police pro
tection. While testimony from such men
is not considered the best evidence, it
at least gave a definite direction to the
grand jury's investigation and obviated
the discouraging necessity of profitless
Another handicap which the present
grand jury seems to have avoided is the
shock of surprise at finding that any cor
ruption existed. As a rule the ordinary
citizen is aiot intimately familiar with the
"run of the town." En- route home from
his office he may see a policeman or two
but. aside from a casual observance he i s
apt to know nothing of police department
efficiency and morale. Th,ere- nave been
cases where such mien "drawn a s grand
jurors'were so stocked at discovering cor
rupti6n that they lost sight of the fact
that in addition to the moral certainty
of an offense, it wa s necessary for them
to establish the legal certainty by a chain
of evidence some of which was not par
ticularly sensational nor seemingly sig
nificant. The present grand jury has the
good fortune to be made up of hard
headed business men who appreciate the
gravity of the situation, but who are not
so carried away by surprise that they
overlook the minor details. Neither are
they satisfied with establishing the guilt
of only one of the officials who have been
conspiring with criminals to rob the inno
It is well understood that the grand
Jury already has evidence sufficient to in
dict several of the police officials whose
offenses have been most flagrant. The
fact that this does not appear to have
ended the work of the Investigators indi
cates that they may be after more or
higher game. No police official dares to
"graft" to any extent unless he has the
tacit approval of his superiors. Plain
clothes men are too familiar, with each
other's methods and, as Mayor Ames him
self says, too prone to "knocking" each
other, to see one of their number enjoying
a special revenue without exposing him
that is, unless they themselves ihave a
similar "graft," or they know it will do
no good to complain to the superior of
ficers. This does not mean thaf all the
plain clothes men have been crooked by
any means, but there is no getting around
the fact that the dominant spirit of the
police department ihas been one of
A T o o - C r e d u l o u s Chief.
This might appear to^touch the chief
very nearly and in truth it does do so.
Fred Ames* best friends in the department
charge his most serious defects as a su
perintendent of police to the fact that he
is too tender-hearted and too credulous of
stories told by crooks. Here is an ex
perience the like of which has happened
to more than one Minneapolis detective.
The officer in this case arrested a man
known to be a confidence worker and a
thief. This was directly following one of
the administration's numerous orders to
"obliterate" the crooks. The prisoner
protested angrily at the unusual assump
tion of the detective in arresting him
end insisted that he "be taken to the chief.
After a conference with Colonel Ames,
that official advised his release on the
ground that the prisoner had a sick wife
in the city and that he was doing no
"work" here, anyway. The prisoner ac
cordingly was In a position to give the
detective the horse laugh.
This apparent willingness of the chief
to believe such gauzy stories has encour
aged the "shakedown" policy among the
men under him. They have known that it
was no use to bring in known criminals
who could be "vagiged" and driven out of
town, even if not caught in flagrante. The
next best thing has been to take the prof
fered "bit" and let. the crook operate.
All this, it will be understood, is predi
cated upon the supposition that various
tete-a-tete conferences in Superintendent
Ames' office and elsewhere have been in
nocent, so far a s the chief was concerned,
and that the results have been due solely
to his super sensitive sympathies.
Whether or not a more sinister construc
tion will be placed upon 'his actions will
be revealed when the grand jury reports.
It is of interest in this connection to
know that there has been perfect organi
zation among the "big mitt" operators
and that hush money for the authorities
hap been counted in as a regular fixed
An U n e a s y G o - B e t w e e n .
The appearance of Irwin A. Gardner be
fore the grand jury indicates investiga
tion along another line. Gardner, accord
ing to his own admission before the pres
ent grand jury was drawn, was the go-nell,
between or "collector" who gathered in
monthly tribute from the abandoned worn-
Wrathful Britons Find That
They Have Been Lied to
by Shipping People.
Distrust and Resentment Are
Expressed Over Loss of
/ v v- i^l' : C o n t i n u e d o n ' S e c o n d P a g e .
London, May 9.Distrust and resent
ment are the key notes to the comments
of all the afternoon newspapers here on
the shipping combine agreements. All
the papers refer wrathfully to' the recent
denials of Messrs. Ismay and Pirrie of the
White Star line, and of Harland &
Wolff, denials of what now proves to have
been absolutely true. The Westminster
Gazette, referring to "diplomatic un
truths," expresses the hope that "we
shall be spared this peculiar development,
which in AmerJca, accompanies these
great trust movements."
No one attempts to claim that any
vestige of control of the lines concerned
remains in British hands. "The dollar
god," says the St.James Gazette,"has eat
en up the better part of the British At
lantic carrying trade and the only 'com
munity of interest' existing is the same
that existed between the Lady of Riga
and her mount at the end of their joint
excursion. No doubt the smile on the
face of the Yankee tiger is an extremely
"If anything is to be expected of the
Board of Trade under the present man
agement," says the Gazette, "it might be
hoped that the use of the British flag to
cover ships which are British only in
name would be refused and the vessels
be placed in the position of pirates."
Dealing with Harland & Wolff's posi
tion, the St. James Gazette says it con
siders that "when the ship building is
transferred to United States yards, as is
Inevitable when the fostering care of the
steel trust has sufficiently enlarged
American shipbuilding resources, Harland
& Wolff will have no alternative but to
cross the Atlantic."
The Pall Mall Gazette finds that the
combine is "grossly over-capitalized,"
This was a foregone conclusion from Mr.
Morgan's record. He does not deal in little
things, and is not content with small profits.
The' huge capital is out of all proportion to
the real value of the fleets, and it is clear
that a substantial advance in freights will
have to be made in order to pay dividends.
- I f h e King: I s D i s p l e a s e d .
The Associated Press learns that King
Edward b.a expressed to" a friend his
strong disapproval of the combine, on pat
Cl'NAR D L I N E : B O U G H T
W i l l i a m P i n k n e y o f t h e N e p t u n e
L i n e M a k e * a S t a t e m e n t .
Baltimore, Md., May 9.William Pink
ney of Sunderland and London, Eng., who
is the managing director of the Neptune
line of steamers from Baltimore to Rot
terdam and Amsterdam, and who is now
in this city, said to-day that the Morgan
steamship syndicate has bought the Cun
Mr. Pinkney's line received an offer
for its ships, but refused to sell at the
price offered. Since that time he hasChairman
been in close touch with the operations
of the Morgan syndicate, and he states
positively that the Cunard line has been
absorbed and that his information is such
as may be relied upon.
The Neptune line is still open to th e
offers of the Morgan syndicate, according
to Mr. Pinkney. He says the nine steam
ships owned by the company can be
bought for the same price that was paid
for the Leyland line. The Neptune line
has recently sold one of its fastest ships,
the Morena, to the Austrian government,
to be used in Japanese waters.
Anaconda Smeltermen Horri
bly Lacerated by Explo
sion of Slag.
Special to The Journal.
Anaconda, Mont., May 9.An explosion
of slag at the Washoe smelter yesterday
injured nine men, some seriously.
Larry Dower will lose both eyes. His
left arm was almost torn off and-his face
lacerated beyond recognition.
Patrick Faley will lose dft eye. James
Dunn had hi s head cut, shoulder dislo
cated and right hand burned. James
Gleason, George Ward, Mike Connors and
Thomas Malloy were all painfully cut
Water fell into a five-ton ladle of slag
and the molten metal flew all over the
A Corporal of the Ninth Tells
the Senate About the
Washington, May 9.^William J. Gibbs
of Springfield, Mass., formerly.corporal of
Company A, Ninth infantry, told the
Philippine committee to-day the story of
the massacre of soldiers at Balangiga.
He also described the mutilation of the
dead soldiers and told^of the disappear
ance of one soldier whom the natives
charged with rape. He said the natives
were dissatisfied .because they were com
pelled to work in cleaning up the place.
The witness stated that Captain Con
who commanded tHfe troops, did not
treat the natives rights as he destroyed
their supply of food. He said the massa
cre was deliberately planned and he
judged that boys participated, as he saw
a number of them dead,. ,..,.,,,., ^j ...-.'...
20 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
IT IS REFUSED
Hard Coal Operators Refuse
the Men's Proposition to
Arbitrate, --x '"-
Scranton, Pa., May 9.When the execu
tive boards of the three anthracite coal
districts of the United Mine. Workers of
America went into secret session, this
morning the situation,.so far. a s could be
learned, had not changed from yesterday,
when President Mitchell wired the oper
ators, offering to submit the disputed
Ning-Fu With Modern
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Hongkong, May g.-rr-Advices received
here from Wu ,Ohou say the rebels bom-
barded Naii-NIng-Fu io r three hours,
April 27, using -'modern field guns. From
300 to 400 of the inhabitants were killed,
The rebels subsequently withdrew to the
A VOLCANO KILLS25,000 PEOPLE
AT ST. PIERRE,MARTINIQUE
Inhabitants of St. Pierre - 25.000
Only Known Survivors - - - - - 3 0
Area of Island - 381 Square Miles
Alt. Pelee's Height - - - 4,430 Feet
Population Entire Island - - 177,000
OFF COMES filS COAT.
President Palma Will Now Proceed to "Saw Wood."
:Poin.t3 to an impartial arbitration board.
The morning session adjourned at 12:30
and President Mitchell made the following
Replies toj)ur proposition to submit the en
tire question in dispute to an impartial board
or arbitration have been received from Presi
dent Baer of the Philadelphia & Reading
Thomas of the Erie company,
President Truesdale of the Delaware, Lacka
wanna & Western, and President Oliphant of
the Delaware & Hudson company, all of
whom refuse to join us in the adjustment
of the differences by the methods we proposed.
The discussion which followed the read
ing of the replies of the operators, which
were received at 11 o'clock, continued for
an hour and a half and i s said to have
been at times acrimonious.
District President Nicholas and his as
sociates from the upper coal fields, insist
ed that nothing honorable remained to be
done but to declare for a strike and en
force the - desires of the men, expressed
at the recent Shamokin convention. Dis
trict Presidents John Fahey arid Thomas
Duffy, from the lower coal fields who
have all along opposed a strike, were
equally a s strenuous in presenting their
views which were diametrically opposed
to those of Mr. "Nichols.
The latter declared that t o back down
in the fact of the repeated refusals of the
operators to grant concessions and more
particularly after they had declined to
arbitrate would be a confession that the
United Mine Workers of America were
powerless to enforce the demands which
had been so spiritedly and repeatedly
Presidents Fahey and Duffy answered
that the present was an inopportune time
to strike that the organization had nu
merous fights on its hands in the west
and south They also urged as a reason
why a strike should not be ordered that
the operators invited a fight.
Notwithstanding that a decisive vote
was not reached at this morning's ses
sion, President Mitchell's statement that
the committees were considering the
probabilities of success or defeat in the
event of a strike being determined upon
was accepted in some quarters a s the
forerunner of a "no strike declaration."
It is certain that the vote will be ex
ceedingly close, with the probability
that President Mitchell's will be the de
The wage scale adopted by the conven
tion at Shamokin has not been made pub
lic by President Mitchell, but the demands
were presented in detail to the operators
at the meeting last week 1Q New York.
They include a general advance on
wages averaging 20 per cent, a shorter
work day and the weighing of coal wher
ever practicable. These three demands
are considered the most important of
those Included in the scale and the miners
of district No. 1 have repeatedly ex
pressed their willingness to strike, at any
time for the last named concession.
President Mitchell's proposition which
was rejected to-day was that the differ
ences between the miners and the oper
ators should be submitted to an Impartial
board of arbitration to be chosen by the
industrial department of the National
"No F u r t h e r Concessions."'
New York, May.9.The president of one of
the leading anthracite coal roads said that
an important message had been received from
Scranton to-day, but he declined to disclose
the nature of the communication. "If the
miners want to strike," said he, "the result
is inevitable. We will make no further con-
cession's." ^ ,T
ROUTES FORM ST. PETER. ?
Special t o The Journal.. ,,
Washington, May 9.^-Two rural free de
livery rputes have been ordered estab
lished at St. Peter, Nicollet county, Minn.,
service t o begin July "1.
The Fuueral of the Brothers
to Be Conducted by
[Derails of the murder of Paul Leicester
Ford by his brother will be found, on page
four of tihis paper] ,'
" New York, May 9.There was a meeting
of the relatives of Paul Leicester Ford
and Malcolm W. Ford to-day, at which E.
H. Kidder, Mrs. Paul Ford's father,
Rosewell Steele, Worthington Ford and a
sister were present.
Later, Worthington Ford said there
would be but one funeral and that the
services would be conducted by Bishop
PAUL LEICESTER FORD.
Author, of "Janice Meredith," and other suc
cessful novels, who was murdered yesterday
B* his brother.
Burgess of Long Island, formerly rector
of Grace - church, Brooklyn, assisted by
the Rev. Dr. Sayres, rector of St. Thomas
church, New York. Immediately after the~-^H*ported
services the body "will be taken to Irving
tbn-on-Hudson for interment.
Dr. Munroe, the Ford.family doctor, and
Dr. Baruch, who was called in immediate
ly after the murder- yesterday? said - Mrs.
Paul Ford ,had .rrallied-fito^dacy : froon -the
shock. She is still weak, but is out of
Mrs. Malcolm-Ford,-teho'tsecured'a di
vorce four years *ago, visited Malcol
Ford's late home and saw Heir 7-year-old
boy, who Jived
w1thrills father... - -
SAM IS OUT
The President of Hayti De
cides That He Has Had
Port Au Prince, Hayti, (Thursday) May
8.General Tiresias Simon Sam, presi
dent of the Haytien republic, has re
signed his office.
The Haytien congress will assemble
May 12 to elect his successor.
The city of Port Au Prince is quiet.
The Haytien republic is also calm. For
mer President Jiminez, of-iSanto Domingo,
has embarked on board a French steamer
and is expected here.
General Deschamps, the former govern
or of Puerto Platta, Santo Domingo, the
last place to surrender to .the Dominican
i evolutionists, who also embarked on a
French steamer, has sought refuge at
Cape Haytien, Hayti.
President Sam was elected April 1, 1896, for
seven years, by the two chambers of the Hay
tien congress, in joint session. He was 61
years of age when elected and belongs to a
family distinguished in Haytien revolution
ary history. He was minister of war under
President Solomon, took part in the Hippolyte
revqlution, was made minister of war and
marine under Persident Hippolyte and after
the death of the latter was elected president.
Eddy and Morris to Petition
the Powers for a Whole
From The Journal JBvrreau, Hoom 45, Post
Washington May 9.Representatives
Eddy and) Morris, and others interested in
legislation affecting Minnesota Indians
and their lands have.had several confer
ences lately and decided to ask for a day
for the consideration of Minnesota bills.
They wfll wait until Chairman Sherman
of the Indian committee returns to Wash
ingtn, when they will lay a proposition
before him for presentation to the
The two bilsl of most importance are
the Morris bill and the Red Lake treaty
bill, both of which have been favorably
and are.^now on the calendar.
Minnesotans believe the session will last
until the first of July .at least andi are
hopeful the bills will be passed.
. Senator Gamble to-day reported a bill
to amend the Indian depredations law so
that inhabitants of states who are notare
citizens may .go into the court of claims
and sue for damages for depredations of
Indians. The law now bars this class of
Representative - Tom Marshall has
recommended Commissioner Wagner for
postmaster at' Dunseith, Rolette county,
N. D. :' 7
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An Immense Mass of Fire and Lava
Fell on the Doomed Town at 8
O'clock Yesterday Morning.
A French Cruiser Brings AwayAbout
Thirty People the Only Known
Survivors of the 25,000.
Paris, May 9.M. Bouguenot, a sugar
planter of the island of Martinique, re-
ceived a cable dispatch this morning from
Fort de France, sent by the manager of
the Francai-se factory, announcing that he
had "tried.to reach St. Pierre, but found
the coast covered with ashes and the town
enveloped in dust, and could not land."
Paris, May 9.The commander of the
French cruiser Suchet has telegraphed to
the minister of marine, M. DeLanessan,
from Fort De France, island- of Marti
nique, under dabe of Thursday, May 8, at
10 p. m., as follows:
" '.' "'- v - ' - '- '- - o
: I have just returned from St. :
: Pierre, which has been completely :
: destroyed by an immense mass of :
: fire, which fell on the town at :
: about 8 in the morning. The en- :
: tire population (about 25,000 :
: souls) i s supposed to have per- :
: ished. I have brought back the :
: few survivors, about thirty. Al l :
: the shipping irf the harbor has .
been destroyed by fire. The erup- :
: tion, continues. :
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: Th^"K^^ai)ii&^ of the 'Suchet. now at
Fort de France, has been ordered t o re -
turn t o St. Pierrev Martini due, with all
the speed possible and to forward details
of the disaster to the French government.
He cainot (however, be heard from for
twenty-four hours, a s the Suchet has gone
to the island of Guadeloupe to obtain pro
visions. . ' - - " * '
It is feared that M. L. Mouttel.'the gov
ernor of Martinque. has perished. He
telegraphed May 7 that he was proceeding
to St. Pierre. Senator Knight is also
supposed t o have been at St. Pierre.
H E A PS O F BODIES SEEN
T e r r i b l e R e p o r t Made b y t h e C a p t a i n
of t h e S a c h e t .
St.'Thomas, D. W. I., May 9.-9:30 a. m.
The French cruiser Suchet arirved at
Pointe-a-Pitre, ^Island of Guadeloupe,
French West Indies, from Fort de France,
Martinique, this morning, bringing several
She confirmed the report that the town
of St. Pierre, Martinique, wa s entirely
destroyed at 8 o'clock on Thursday morn
ing by a volcanic eruption.
It is supposed that most of the inhabi
tants of St. Pierre were killed, that th e
neighboring parishes were laid waste and
that the residue of the population of St.
Pierre is without foood or shelter. \
Nothing: o n t h e Shore, b u t F l a m e * .
The British royal mail steamer Esk,
which arrived at St. Lucia this morning
reports having passed St. Pierre last
night. The steamer was covered with
ashes, though she was five miles distant
from the town which was in impenetrable
A boat was sent in as near as posisble
to the shore, but not a living soul wa s
seen ashore, only flames.
T h e R o r a i m a S e e n t o Blo-w Vp. '
The Quebec Steamship company's steam-
er Roraima was seen to explode and dis
appear. -""" ' -
. H e a p i t B o d i e s S e e n . *
-The commander of the Suchet reports
that at one o'clock "on Thursday the en -
tire town of St. Pierre was wrapped fa
flames. He endeavored to save about
thirty persons from the vessels in the
harbor. His officers went ashore in small
boats seeking for survivors, but were un
able to penetrate the town.
They saw heaps of bodies upon the
wharves and it i s believed that not a sin
gle person resident in St. Pierre at th
moment of the catastrophe escaped.
G o v e r n o r of t h e C o l o n y D e a d .
Th e governor of the colony and his
staff colonel and wife were in St. Pierre
and probably perished. The extent of the
catastrophe cannot be imagined.
The captain of the rBitish steamer Rod
dam wa s very seriously injured and is
now in the hospital at St. Lucia. All of
his officers and engineers' were dead or
are dying. Nearly every member of th e
WAP OF THE TESSER ANTILLES
Showing the Location of Martinique and St. Pierre.
K * * ^
s o ^ \\ atA^-^ocft
The island of Martinique has the same
general characteristics as its nearest neigh
bors, with some ipeouliarities of its own. The
extreme length is about forty-five miles from
northwest to southwest, and the main part
of it is In. the shape of an oval with rough
edges, its greatest width being fifteen miles.
At the lower end, the old Fort Royal bay,
since the French1
revolution called Fort de
France bay, cuts in so deep as to come with
in six miles of meeting the inlets of Le Robert
and Le Francaiee on the other side.
The whole area of the Island, near 400
square miles, is mountainous. Besides Mount
Pelee, there are further south and about
midway of the oval, the three crests of Cour
bet, and all along the great range ore thetry
black and ragged cones of old volcanoes.
In the section south of the deep bay there
two less . elevated and snore irregular
nidges, one running southeast and terminating
in the Piton Vaiuclin, and the other extending
westward and presenting to view on the coast
Mounts Caradbe and Constant..
The mountainous interior is torn.and gashed
with ancient earthquake upheavals, and there
are perpendicular cliffs, deep clefts and
gorges, black holes filled with water and
torrents dashing over .precipices and
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falling into caverns4n a word, all the fan
tastic savagery of volcanic scenery, but the
whole covered with the rich verdure of the
The total population of the island has teen
reckoned at 175,000, of whom 10,000 are whites,
15,000 of Asiatic origin and 150,000 blacks of
all shades from ebony to light octoroon.
Martinique has two interesting claims to
distinction, in that the Empress /Josephine
was born there, as was Mine, de Maintenon,
the latter passing her girlhood on the island
as Francoise d'Aubigne. A't Fort de France
there is a marble statue of the Empress Jose
Martinique became interesting to this .coun
during the recent war with Spain. The
first news of the arrival of the -Spanish fleet
of Admiral Cervera came from St. Pierre.
At 9:30 in the morning Jon May 11, 18J8, the
cruiser Harvard arrived at S t Pierre, and at '
6 o'clock the same evening a faithful ^corre
spondent at Fort de France communicated to
the Harvard's commander the fact that the
Spanish torpedo 'boat destroyer Furore -had
put into Fort de France. The destroyer
turned out to be the Terror instead of." the
Furore, but the Important fact that Cervera
was on this side of the ocean was established*
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