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THE REPUBLIC: SATURDAY. JULY 12, 1902.
BRUSH WITH JAPAN
MAY BE IN PROSPECT
AN INCIDENT OF ARMY LIFE AT CAMP WELLS.
MEXICO IS STIRRED
BY CLAY TRAGEDY
International Complications May
Arise Over Possession of
Coroner Begins Inquest on the
Body, but Only Routine Tes
timony Is Heard.
CLAIMED BY AN AMERICAN.
FUNERAL SET FOR TO-DAY.
Title Recently Recognized by the
United States Japanese on
the Island Assert
Clarence A. Barnes Still Under
Arrest Quarrel Grew Out ot
Lawsuit Which Precipitated
Street Fight Once Before.
I . figP Vr 1
Honolulu. July Z, via San Francisco. Cal .
July U. It I not unlikely that interna
tional complications between the Unite!
States and Japan may ensue over the pos
session of Marcus Inland, a small guano
strip of land lying nhout 2.M0 miles west
of Honolulu and about 1,00) milen south
east of Yokohama.
An expedition is to leave here next week
rnder command of Captain A. A. RoshIU.
for the purpose of taking possession of the
Island, as Roc-hill was recently granted ti
tle to the Island by the United States.
If the experience of Captain Pierce of the
transport Sheridan is to be taken as any
lndicatlon. the use of an American warship
may be necessary to place Rnsehill In possession-
of the island.
Rosehill landed on the island about twelve
years ago. when he was in command of a
missionary packet, and took poswsslon in
the namo of the United State. He rated
thy American flap there.
Continued Ilfn Title.
After his return to America from his
voyage he put In a claim for the title to
the island, as ho had discovered valuable
guano deposits there. His application hung
tire in the State Department, but recently
Ills claim was recognized by the United
State.s Government, and he received the
Hacked by W. C. Peaccck nnd other local
capitalists. Captain Rosehill went to San
Francisco for the purpose of fitting out an
expedition to vllt Marcus Island and to
begli. the preliminary work of opening up
the (ruano beds.
While In San Francisco the Captain re
ceived information of a very disquieting'
character. It was from Captain Pierce,
commander of the transport Sheridan, that
the warning was received. About fourteen
months hko Captain Pierce stopped oft Mar
cus Island for the purpose of adjusting his
Instruments. He headed a small party and
went ashore in the steam launch. He was
met on the beach by about twenty Jap
anese, many of whom were armed with
rifles, which they displayed in a threaten
Jnimnmr CInlmed Inland.
Captain Pierce found that one of the Jap
anese could speak English The Japanese
order d tl-e Americans to leave the island
at once. Seeing that the display of fire
arms did not frighten the visitors, the
spokesman of the Japanese produced what
purported to bo an official document from
the Japanese Government and flourished the
paper before Captain Pierce.
An exploration of the island disclosed
that the Japanese had erected houses, had
sunk wells and were evidently at work ob
mlnlng guano. Captain Pierce made no
attempt to molest the Japanese. He was
t'ltn not aware of Roehlll's claim. It was
not. however. In Pierce's province to dis
turb the Japanese. Captain Rosehill ex
pected to hall en July 11 for his Island.
He will lake several men along for the
purpose of placing them In charge of the
island, ir he finds that the Japanese are
In control 'and they resist nis landing he
will at onco return to Honolulu, where
steps will Immediately be taken to aid tiro
United States in sending a warship to Mar
cus Island to eject the Japanese.
NEGRO SHOT BY BARTENDER.
Daniel Menku Claims He Fired 5n
Ueorge Lucas, a negro, was shot in the,
left side lest night at C o'clock by Daniel
Menke of No. 3332 Bamberger avenue, a
bartender at Herman Ganz"s saloon. No.
331 Pln street. The wound Is serious.
Menke wis arrestee!, and says he shot the
negTo in self-defense."
Lucas was employed as a porter at the
saloon und was discharged yesterday morn
ing. He returned to the saloon at 6 o'clock
last night and wanted some beer. Menke re
fused him. and. according lb his story, Lu
cas, pulled a revolver and started to go be
hind the bar. Menke overpowered him and
took the weapon. The negro left the sa
loon, threatening to return and get even
with the bartender.
Menke says Lucas returned live minutes
later with a rock In his hand. He advanced
toward tho bartender and attempted to as
sault him. and Menke began tiring. He
flred five shots at the negro. But one bullet
The n-sro was sent to the Cltv Hospital.
Menke is held pending the result of Lu
CHILD STRUCK BY STREET CAR.
Annie May Hedrick Escapes With
Slight Scalp Wound.
"While playing In the street near Tenth
and Tyler streets, Annie May Hedrick. 4
years old, was struck by a Bellcfontalne
car yesterday afternoon, and. although
thrown several feet, escaped with a slight
The child departed from her home. No.
931 Tyler street, shortly after S o'clock, to
play with companions on North Tenth
street. She attempted to cross the street,
not noticing the approach of north-bound
car No. 61uS- The motorman, however, no
ticed her, but could not stop the car before
Shu na taken to the office of Doctor
Barker at No. 1101 Tyler street, where,
after an examination, her Injuries, consist
ing of a scalp wound und a slight concus
blon of the brain, were pronounced not se
rious. She was later taken to her home.
One hundred and sixty-three "Help Want
ed" Ads are printed In to-day's Republic.
Jf you want a position read them over.
WABASH INVITES A FIGHT.
Passenger Itate War With Eastern
Present Indications arc that a passenger
rate war is imminent between Chicago and
New Tork and other Eartcrn cities. Lines
cast were surprised yesterday with a no
tice served by the Wabash Railroad Com
pany to the effect that tickets would be
sold by tho Wabash from Chicago to New
York and return for $1S on all dates when
excursion tickets would be sold by other
roads to Atlantic City.
No reason Is assigned by the T abash of
ficials for throwing down the gauntlet to
the Eastern roads. It is generally believed
that the reason is to be found In the fight
la progress between the Goulds and the
Vanderbllts over the Wabash entrance to
the Pittsburg field. It is asserted that the
tight over that matter has become so bitter
that the Wabash officials have determined
teprisals wherever and whenever they will
In any way hurt the Vanderbllt interests.
ACQUITTED OF VAGRANCY CHARGE
BY PROVING TITLE TO $10,030.
Judge Sidener Discharged Ignatz Enders. Who Had Been Arrested
for Idleness. When the Accused Showed His Ability to
Live Without Working Odd Character Who
Has Had Much Trouble With the Police.
Worth JIO.ojo. He was arrpstod for vagrancy. Lut discharged m presenting proof to Judge
Sldencr that he could live without working.
Persons fortunate enough to be worth
J10.CD0 have a right to live In Idleness, ac
cording to a decision handed down by
Judge George B. Sidener In the First Dis
trict Police Court yesterday in the cae of
Ignatz Enders of No. 3331 Oregon avenue,
charged with vagrar.cy.
Enders was picked up by Patrolman
Byrns of the Seventh District Thursday
morning near ids home, the patrolman sus
pecting that he was some vagrant. A deaf
ear was turned to Enderss pleas, and he
was hastened to Seventh District Station,
where he was locked tip.
Enders resides with his wife and 3-year-old
son. He wis much lncen"d at the ac
tion of the police. In front of his house he
has a garden, whlrh he attends to before
he goes to work nnd after his return In the
evening. He devotes all his time and en
ergy to making and raving money.
Yesterday morning ho went Into court
with his attorney. John A. Porter, and
LANDLORD SHOOTS HIS TENANT.
Edward Ryan Probably Fatally
Wounded by William Flannery.
Edward Ryan. 26 years old, was shot anl
probably fatally wounded late jesterday
J afternoon by William H. Flannery In front
1 of his home. No. 1 DlvIMon street. Flan
i nery fired three shots, all of nhicb took
effect. He was arrested later, and. while
admitting the shooting, says lie fired in
The affair jrrew out of a iuarrel Sunday.
1 when Flannerv who Is the landlord of the
r i......... .i.... n..n II. -Ac upHii.itil dim m
move. The men came to blows. Yesterday
Flannery got out a police summons for Ry
an, charging him with disturbing the
Ran became angered, and when Flan
nery. who was engaged in driving a team,
arrived home yesterday afternoon he was
asmllrd and threatened, he sas- He was
seated on the wagon at the time. and. as
Ryan made an utumpt to drag him from
the -eat. he drew the revolver and llred.
Patrolmen Gannon and Butler of the Ninth
District arrived, and. summoning an ambu
lance, sent Rvan to the City Hospital.
Hock Inland Gulf Port.
It Is now reported that it is not at all
certain that Rock Island will make Cal-
J veston Its Gulf port. Beaumont hns a plan
tor it Luusi uuiiei sguui mini umi ikjuil.
Sabine Pass is considered. Consideration of
i Sabine Pass or Port Arthur revives the re- .
port that the Rock Island will take tn the
! Kansas City Southern. Harriman interests
are said to have bought up all the available
entrances Into Galveston. .
Charles C. Gllninn Illen.
Marshall town. la.. July 1L Charle. C Gil
man or this city, who died In Chicago last
night, was one of the best-known railway
contractors In the country. He was at one
time chief engineer of the Iow.-i Central
Railway and later of the eld Wisconsin,
Iowa and Nebraska Railroad, now the Chl-
This? Best of
tossimj risiv.vTi: HASSE!. OF COMPANY I IX A SI -
showed to the court's satisfaction that ho
was possessed of real estate valued t JW.
000. Judce Sidener ruled that any man
worth J10.CCO had a right to be Idle.
On January SI he was arrtstoj charged
with stealing slate from the Hayden Slate
Company. On this charge lie was cited bo
fore tho Court of Criminal Correction and
had his wife summoned to testify in his
btlialf. She refused to uphold Enders'? con
tentions as to his character, and upon his
return that night It is charged that he severely-
beat and abused her. For this he
was arrested and taken Into the police
court and fentenced to 2v days impri?on
ment or a fine of $hO. leather than part
with the money he concluded that he would
Ferve the time, but after a few days he re
lented, paid the fine and was released.
Shorll v after hi release from the Work-hou-e
he was taken up again charged with
stealing slate. He was found guilty by
Judge Clark nnd fined 133. Upon payment
of the fine he was released.
cago Great Western road. At the time of
hit. death he was completing extensive work
for the Baltimore and Ohio. He built two
sections of the Chlcagj Drainage Cannl and
had charge of the construction of many
lines of railway In the West during the last
DEATH OF COLONEL T1CHEN0R.
Was Formerly Assistant Secretary
of the Treasury.
New York. Julv 11 Colonel ':..!-. r
I Tlchcnor. for years president of the Htard
. ftf fLin..,l . . ni.. . ..-. . . . .
......., n.iaucra iti mi port. UK to
day at East Oranpe. N. J., of !cr motor
ataxia. Co'ott 1 TIcher.or was born la Sbil
by ille. Ky.. October S. 1S3S.
1 17S he van iCnt to Europe by the
Treasury Department as a spec!il agent to
visit the agricultural centers of the Con
tinent. Ha h.ter made his home In .Vnsh
inston. and was) ARj.stant Secretary of the
Treasury iiider Ltrrison. In IS he mar
ried il!i ri.r'. Grtch. .if Pt M.t.nts
In- who :iilve him. with lici son. F. C.
Tlchenor it l-aducah K.. .nd Henrv j..
Tlchenor or l.si Orange. He was a ihtin
ber of the i.ovnl Lclon-
OjX UAJIPAt.'E. j
Laiyrence. Khs. July 11. The Kaw 1!lvr !
through It- tanks at I jkevlew. a i
buntlnr- ,.nrt fl.M- 'JZ1Z? "i'f ?.Vrw.- '
tilling Hie lake rapidly and overflowing the
V S.7. l?Ji - i.lry', Tne Tlv'r continues
f?llIrrc. iV-..,'irs,e f?Te of I nlon Pacific
t,ii, .-4.. V "i.. "f preventing the
MhrtSt r iTOm ,orraklnC through Into the
old river channel north of Lawrence nnd
washing out the railroad tracks
KNOt'KKD I!CIU"Y IIV Kfil.E "While
SStn.,2:t,I!"'i,lll.,r0Ta'1 ,ratk"' at Compton
atenur list night. Jerry HooUn. n laborer.
King at prlnc and Manchester road, wai
knocked down by n Frico engine and bad
ly cut about the head and face, besides re
celvlne body Injuries. He was taken to the
City Hospital for treatment.
OF THE BASKERVILLES.conandoyle.
SHERLOCK HOLMES Stories will besin
in to-morrow's Sunday Republic
By t Repaaiic Photographer.
TO SEE COLGOCK
Representative of Louisiana Sugar
InJr-l.s Retaliated by Sharp
BUSY DAY AT OYSTER BAY.
Negotiations With the Vatican
Are Causing Considerable
Oyster Day. L. I.. July 1L After a breezy
outing in the early morning. President
Roosevelt and Secretary Cortelyou took up
the business which had reached them by
wire and in the morning mall.
A question which now Is engaging tho
President's attention, nnd which Is giving
him no little concern is that respecting the
negotiations with the Vatican for the with
drawal of the friars from the Philippine
archipelago. Mr. Roosevelt has received
from Secretary 'Root the Pope's reply to
Governor Taft'e proposition, cabled to the
War Dcpartment'from Rome.
It is announced that until the negotiations
have been brought to an issue successful
or otherwise no formal statement by the
administration will be made. When that
time shall arrive the statement will bo
given to tho public by Secretary Root in
Washington. Nothing will be made public
Senator McLaurln of South Carolina, ac
companied by D. D. ColcocV. eoretary of
the Louisiana Cane Growers' Asoclatlon. ar
rived here to-day. Mr. McLaurln took
luncheon with the Frcsldent.
Colcock Saw Corteljoa.
Mr. Colcock saw Secretary Cortelyou. but
did not see the President early In (he day.
He was desirous of discussing the Curan
reciprocity question with the President,
feeling that he could make out a food case
for the Southern sugar growers.
When Informed that ha could not see ths
President because he had no appointment.
Colonel Colcock became wrathy. While the
other guests drove up to Sagamore Hill he
sat on a hotel veranda, predicting that the
I'-esldent would bo beaten for renomlna
tlos if Secatur Hanna ran.
"The President." said Colonel Colcock.
"has antagonized every man of importance
in the Republican machine. The people of
the country won't accept his Cuban reci
procity ideas and the Booker Washing! i
Incident has hurt him throughout the
Senator McLaurln slid his cjll wus. pure
lv social, but it Is not nn'.IUoly hat
Mr. Laurin's expected appointment as a
Judge on the Court of Claims bench was
Father Thomas F. Malone of Denver.
Colo., met the President at 15 o'clock to
day, by appointment. They went over to
gether the coso of the priest. John H. Cush
lng. who endeavored to see he President
several days ago but failed.
Senator McLaurln. after spending nenrly
two hours with the President, left On a
lute afternoon train fcr New York. While
ne declined to diicuss the likelihood of his
appointment to the bench or the United
States Court of Clslms. It Is understood
that appointment has been agreed upon.
The probability is that, although Senator
McLaurln's term In the Senate will ex
pire on March 4. he will not complete his
term, out win resign to accept the orserea
Secretary Cortelyou said to-day that
Secretary Root would probably be here to
morrow to remain two or three davs with
the President at Sagamore Hill. Mr. Root
Is expected to arrlte on the Kanawha from
New York He will bring with him record
In the court-m-mlal cases of General Jacob
Smith and Major Wallr. and all the papers
bearing upon the negotiations conducted by
Governor Taft with the Vatican.
WIGGiaS TEUMIXAL sCTTLElin.VT.
President Wxluli anil General .Mnna-a-er
MrChrsner Returned To-Day.
At midnlcht last night President Julius
Walsh and General Manager McChesney
of the Terminal Asociatlon had not arrived
in .-st Louis from tne itocx Isinnd-Wlggtns
conference in New York on last Wednes
day. They are expected In St. Louis this
No announcement of a meeting has been
mnde. but it is understood that the various
Interests will complete the detail of set
tlement within five days, and that the Rock
Island will come Into the Terminal.
Impnrtnnt Itorlc Inland Change.
The Rook Island announces the annolnt
ment or -T. o. jennmss as division freight
egent at Chicago removing him from Kan-
" :" " """;? 0"""T "" "
Jennings succeeds George White, who was
rromotcd to assistant general freight agent
Bt t hlrago. O. 31. Ldsworth. who was
rommerclal agent or the Choctaw, has been
appointed traveling rre'rht aient out or
Kansas City, succeeding J!r. Jennings. C
H. Banks has been rnade freight claim
ngent of the road at Chicago, with C S.
Tcwksbury as assistant freight claim agent.
Meslco. Mo.. July 1L The Coroner's In
quest over the tody of Representative
Rhodes Clay, who was shot to death by At
torney Clarence A. Barnes In the street
here yesterday. Is progreslng slowly. The
undertaker who laid out the body and three
physicians are nil that have been put on
the stand, and they simply testified as to
the nature of the wounds which caused
death and the wounds cf Barnes.
Tho cttUens of Mexico arc taking excep
tional Interest in the case because of the
prominence of the two men.
It is understood that to-morrow will see
the Introduction of a witness, who will
testify to having seen Barnes fire the first
shot, and another who will testify that it
v-as Clay who fired first. These are A. J.
Wlnscott and Pete Bedell.
Bedell says he saw the trouble from the
beginning and that Clay made an ante
mortem statement to Wlnscott during his
five minutes of consciousness after being
shot On account of the funeral of Mr.
Clay to-morrow the Inquest will not be
resumed until 1 o'clock tn the afternoon.
The inquiry is private.
The trouble between Clay and Attorney
Barnes grew out of a lawsuit between the
fathers of the. two young men.
Trouble Over LTTatt.
This suit was filed on Saturday. May SI.
by Green Clay agalnrt Lakenan : Barnes,
a real esUte firm. Colonel Clay alleged In
his petition that tn 1SSS be executed to the
defendants a note for certain commissions
due them and that in 1W0 he paid oil and
fully discharged the note. Ha makes the
allegation that the real estate firm after
wards 'unjustly got possession of said
note, and now unjustly, wrongfully and
unlawfully detains it." He asked judgment
for possession of the note and damages for
the taking and detention cf same. These
allegations were contained in a newspaper
article on June 2 and the next day C A.
Barnes, attorney for Lakenan & Barnes,
and son of one of the members of the firm,
submitted to an Interview in which he al
leged to give his clients' reasons for re
taining the note.
Fought Once Before.
This interview was published In the ev
ening papers of Mexico on June 3 and
Rhodes Clay, son of Green Clay, met C A.
Barnes, attorney for Lakenan & Barnes.
and his brother. Latney Barnes, in the
street directly after the papers containing
the interview were off the press and a fiat
fight among the three ensued. Friends
separated them and all were arrested. Clay
and the elder Barnes, charged with disturb
ing the oeace, were acquitted In the Poll:o
Court and the younger Barnes was fined 115
and costs for carrying a concealed weapon.
An appeal tn the latter case was taken
to the Circuit Court, where It la now pend
ing. C A. Barnes and Rhodes Clay did not
meet for some time after the ltreet fight
and no further trouble occurred until the
shooting in front of the Post Office Thurs
day afternoon. '
The first thing which attracted the at
tention of passers-by was the sound of a
shot, which was followed rapidly by sev
eral others. The shooting ended as Bams
fell to the walk with two bullets in his
right arm; Clay stood over him with his re
volver pointed at hta fallen enemy, turned
away, apparently unhurt, and walked half
a block south to the office of Doctor M. B.
Crawford, where he fell unconscious in ths
doorway. He was taken Inside and plalid
on the operaUng table, where he died an
hour later without having regained con
sciousness. It Is claimed that both par
ticipants In the battle emptied their re
volvers, and then snapped them at each
other, but this story Is not authenticated.
Barnes was taken to the real estate ofilca
of his father, near by. and afterwards to
his horn In South Jefferson street. whre
he was placed under arrest shortly after
Clay's death was announced. A Deputy
Sheriff guarded blm In his horns during the
night and to-day
The funeral services over the body of Mr.
Clay will be conducted from the residence
in South Mexico at 10 o'clock to-morrow
morning by the Reverend James Noble,
rector of Grace Church, at Jefferson City.
CELEBRATES ITS SECOND YEAR.
Spanish-American Club Members
Entertain on Y. M. C. A. Roof.
The second anniversary of the founding
of the St Louts Spanish-American Club was
celebrated by tl.e members last night at the
roof garden on the Y. M. C. A. building.
The object of the club, the entertainment
of Spanish-speaking strangers, vat fully
observed In the entertilnment and those
present who could converse only In their
native tongue enjoyed the numbers as much
as those who speak both languages.
President August Boette welcomed the
vlsttors, after which Miss Bsa Hoffman
end Senorlta auadalupe Gutlerrcx enter
tained the party.
MUs Martha Karalniky, accompanied by
Miss Hoffman, rendered a violin solo and
Miss Lilian Butter stnr a soprano solo.
Senorlta Anita Mcnlstrina and Senora
Laura Cuenca recited In Spintsh. Recita
tions In English were given by Miss Kate
Lally and Arthur Freudensttln. after which
Slg. Ramon Obregon delivered an oration
E. B. Fllstnger. vice president of the
club, officiated In the absence of Secretary
Verdler. who was unable to attend owing
to the death of hts father. Henry Stanley,
vice president of the Latin-American Club,
also addressed the meeting, which was then
brought to a close by the serving of re
freshments. HONOR FROSI DARTMOCTn The
Reverend Thomas Marshall, who was for
twenty years pastor or Glasgow avenue
Presbyterian Church, who Is now at Chl-
cago as fietd missionary fcr the church, has
received the degree of D. D. from Dart-
mouth Collex e. or which, he Is an alumnus.
INSPECTOR APPOINTED William
Heytmanek wai yesterday appointed In-
sptctor for the Street Department In First
Engaged by Klaw & Erlanger as principal
FROM A TEA CUP
Albert Scliafehmeyer, 1G Months
Old, lias Narrow Escape
SWALLOWED SUDS AND BLUING.
Lad Has Penchant for Drinking
Starch Water and Other
rnusual Potions Will
While the child's mother was absent from
the room. lS-months-oId Albert Schafeh
taeyer of No. 103 Clark avenue, drank
gasoline. The baby !s now at the City
Hospital and the physicians think It will
On previous occasions Albert drank wash
bluclng. btarched-watcr. suds and yesterday
he found the gasoline In a tea cup and
drank It. When Mrs. Schafehmeyer ie-
turned to the room from which she had
gone on some errand, she found the child
In an unconscious state.
Frantlc, tn the fear that the child was
dying. Mrs. Schafehmeyer rushed from the
house for a doctor and not finding one she
returned and carried the baby to the City
LJlanensarr. rhern the itomiifh tmmn w.t
applied and the little one was forwarded to
the City Hospital, where upon examina
tion It was stated, that he would recover.
Mrs. Schafehmeyer stated yesterday that
her child was of the habit of drinking ev
erything that was placed within his reach.
She said sne thought he would die onco
from the effects of a dose of wash-blue and
again he bad quenched his peculiar thirst
At the boipltal it was stated that the
gasoline had had no very bad effect on the
baby and It was expected that he would
fully recover In a day or two.
Whenever you desire a horse or vehicle
advertise in The Republic's "Horse and
Vehicle" columns. Tnlrty ads printed to
day. FLOOD CAUSES SUFFERING.
Hundreds Driven From Their
Homes in Des Moines.
Des Moines. July 1L Hundreds of home
less flood sufferers spent the night In
schoclhouie yards and in downtown parks
without so much as a blanket to cover
them. Sums bad to beg for food, although
every possible effort Is being made to pro
ride for them. The charitable societies and
city officials are becoming better organized
to-day. and It Is believed the wants will be
An estimate of the damage at this time
la practically impossible. It is expected to
reach a million dollars.
8end In your "Want"
day Republic early.
AJs for The Sun-
FIREMAN KILLED IN A WRECK.
Three Others Injured in Accident
on Southern Railroad.
Evantvllle. Ind.. July II. A freight train
on the Southern Railroad wan derailed be
tween Huntlngburg and Duff this morning
and tumbled Into a creek, the wreck catch
The fireman. Frank McKobn. was caught
under the debris and Instantly killed. His
home was at Princeton. Ind. The engineer.
Fred Ward, of New Albunv. hail ills left
leg cut off and hi right leg broken la
three plac-" and was Internally injured. He
will die. Ed. Atkinson had his r:ght foot
cut off and his left leg broken in elgnt
places. He may die. Conductor Gilbert
Jones was thrown from the window of the
caboose and seriously bruised.
The cause of the wreck was the spread
ing of the rails. All the Injured have been
removed to New Albany and Louisville.
The engine and cars were completely de
molished and the debris Is still burning.
DEATH OF MARIE KELM Marie
Kelll. widow of George Kelli. died yester
day at her home. No. West Pine street.
Tne tunerai iook place jesteraay.
SUED Tit AX 5 IT COMPANY Ernellna
Jacobson filed suit a;alnt the St. Louis
Transit Company in the Circuit Court yes
terday for S4.4SO damages for injuries al
leged to have been received by falling from
a car near Chouteau avenue and King's
highway. May 3 last.
boy for their next spectacle
TO THE PRISONERS
St. Joseph Boy Sentenced to Serve
Five Years for Part in At
tempted Jail Delivery.
SL Joseph. Mo.. July 11. Charles Shep
ard. the boy who stole and slipped lns-Me
the county jail the dynamite with which
the attempt to blow up the county Jail
was made Wednesday, was sentenced to
inve years in me I'caiicniiary uy juu
lusteei mis aiiernoon.
He confessed that he helped lay the plot
and was the principal factor In carrying It
Another plot was being hatched to make
a &ecouJ effort to dynamite the Jail, but It
was frustrated by the arret of shepanl.
who was under penltentiaty sentence a few
hours after his arreat. .v laige forco of
heavily arjned Deputy Sherifls is on guard
at the Jail constant!, notwithstanding the
removal of all or the dngerous prisoners
to Jefferson City to-day.
Blades and Allen nail many friends on
the outside who are kuuwn to be desperate
characters and it would be no surprise If
they nlUmpled to bluw the biUdlng to
atoms as an net of revenge for the wrong
they fancy h.3 been clone tnelr companions.
Ine prisoners under sentence were taken to
Jeffenu-i City at I') o'clock this forenoan.
The convicts, with thtlr terms of sentence,
are as follows;
Harry Iong. nine years, grand larceny:
, Andy Wasslnicton. nine years, burglary and
larceny: Ross Bartholomew, three years".
hurrl-irv nnd larceny: James Blades, tea
i vearst. fohberv: Leek Allen, five years, rob-
j beiy and five years for dynamiting the jail:
Howard Selectman, two vJ. robbery:
LTeae Jones. mirr:i jcuib. iuu-i.. noiici
Brasslnxton three years, robbery: Jeffry
j.,,,.,,. lVl0 vears. robbei . Homer Smith,
..... nn.i - Kuie v.r ..
two and a half years. :t3ault with intent
to kill: John Williamson, two years, as
sault with intent to kllL
CURIOUS FRONTIER SIGNALS.
What the Puffs of Smoke From an
Indian's Ritle Mean.
The Indian hud a way of sending up the
smoke In rings or puffs, knowing that such.
a smoke column would at once be noticed
and understood as a signal and not be,
taken Tor the smoke or some i-ampflre. He
made the ring by covering the little fire
with his blanket for a moment and allowing:
the smoke to acend. when he lntantl
covered the fire again. The column of
art-ending smoke rinc said to every In
dian within thirty miles: "I.ook out! Tbero
Is an enimy near!" Three smokes built close,
together meant danger. One smcke merely
meant attention Two smokes meant
"Camp at this place. Travel the plain"
and the usefulness of this long-distance
telephone win at once become apparent.
says the Slar Monthly. . ..
Sometimes at night the settler or the.
r traveler saw fiery lines crossing th sky.
shooting up and railing per-ups irkirk
direction diagonal to the lm-? of vision.
He might guess that the-e were the signals
of the Indians, but unless he was an oM
tlmer he might not be able to Interpert t.he
signals The old-timer and the squawman
knev that one nre-arrow. an arrow wy
pared by treating the head of the shaft
with gunpowder and fine bark, meant Oie
same as the columns of smoke PU- A
enemy li near?" Two arrows meant
Daneerr Three arrows said imperative
ly: "he danger is great." Several arrowj
said: "The enemy are too ranv for us.
Thu- the untutored savage could tl'Pjo"
fairly well at night as well as In the day
time. "BURNING HILL" IS HARMLESS.
Smoke From Nebraska Mound
Caused b.v Formation of Lime.
The so-called burning hill In Nebraska
which caused considerable concern during
the eruption of Mont Pelec ! entirely
harmless, as the smoke results from wa
ter pouring over lime formations. At In
gen. New South Wules. Is another form or
harmless burning mountain. It 1 sup
posed to be an Immense coal seam -.vhlcn,
has In some unaccountable way become Ig
nited. When first discovered, during the
early days of settlement, the aboriginal
of the district explained that the mountain
bad been burning In the days of their fore-
I fathers. The course of the lire can do
traced a consuieracie uisiancu u """"
verse rents or chasms occasioned by tna
falling In of the ground from under which
the coal has been consumed. umes are
ccntinually Issuing from the side or the
mountain, the surface of which Is lit raan
place, covered with a sulphurous deposit.
In the vicinity of the openings from which
the smoke issues the ground is hot to th
touch, and stick thrust into the ground
speedily become charred. If not Ignited.
j Whenever you desire a horse or vehicle
aaveruse in in jwriuuiiwo ...
Vehicle" columns. Thirty ads printed to-
CONFISCATED SLOT JIACIIIXE The
police again are waging war on slot ma
chines. Thursday Special Officers Pasdcr
nlck. Madsen and Hill of the Fifth District
confiscated a nlekel-in-the-slot machine at
the saloon or Martin Maioney. fio. -ui
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