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PLOTTERS THREATEN VIOLENCE
TO THE WABASH UNLE83
SUSPECT CAUGHT BY POLICE
Claim Dynamite Mines Are Planted,
Connected With Wires, 80 At to
Blow Up Trains at Will
r Scheme Is a "Dluff."
QL Louis, Juno 19. An elaborate
plan for wrecking passenger tralnB
between St, Louis, and Edwardsville,
111., aiyLtho destruction of property on
a largoTle, woe outlined In tho let
tors sent to officials of the Wabash
railroad, demanding $5000 and
threatening to ozplodo several mines
on tho right of way If tho money were
not forthcoming. Ono arrest, Jlobort
Lester Hayes, has been made by de
tectives Investigating tho threats.
This scheme, which tho police bc
llovo waa only a "bluff" was told in de
tail In the letters and tho writer of
fered to give proof by destroying a
"wild cat" engine. Ho also agreed. If
the money were sent as demanded, to
furnish a plan showing tho location
of the mines.
Since the arrest of Hayes, when he
called at tho postofflce for a letter
eent by Vice-President and General
Manager Miller of the WabaBh rail
road, as a decoy In response to tho
threatening letters, It has been learned
that correspondence was carried on
-with the letter writer by means of
personal advertisements inserted In
Five Men In the Plot.
Tho letters demanding money were
addressed to "G. P. A., Wabash Rail
road." Tho writer said there were
five men in the plot and that tho ar
rest of any ono who called for a let
ter at tho postofflco or who cashed
any check that might be sent would
result In tho mines that had been
placed under Wabash tracks being ex
ploded. Hayes was arrested Thursday after
noon He has boon stopping at tho
Qlobe hotel under tho name of Robert
L. Haggard. He said a man he met at
tho hotcd gave him a dlno to go to tho
postofflco for a latter. Dut samples of
his own "writing, found In his room by
tho pollco tally with tho letters sent
to tho railroad, It Is asserted by de
tectives who worked on the case.
?fnvoa sara ntr came to St. rows
from Cincinnati recently to look for
work. The police found letters ho had
received In Cincinnati urging hlra to
come hero, and they aro looking for
tho writer. ,
Writer Had Confederate.
A postal rccolvod at the Wabash
offices Friday said that the wrong man
had been arrested. This has convinced
tho police that the letter writer had
For throo woeka General Manager
Miller of the Wabash has beon receiv
ing threatening lotters. Ho sought tho
assistance of Chief of Pollco Creocy
and Chief of Dotoctlvos Smith In cap
tures tto author of tho lettors.
Tho official statement given out by
tho railroad Friday, is as follows:
"An anonymous letter of a threaten
ing character was received, and,
whllo no chedonco was glvon, tho mat
ter was reported to tho police, and
ordinary prudonco Justified patrolling
tho territory In tho vicinity of St.
Louis last night, and taking every
precaution to insure safety."
BALLOON DROPS ONE MILE
One Man Instantly Killed, His Wife
Fatally Injured and Two Are
St. Petersburg, Juno 10. Court
Chamberlain Palltzen, was killed, his
wifo fatally injured and two other
porsons suffered sorlous injuries In a
Tho army balloon Genoral Wan-
nowskl, which four officers had a
similar mishap a year ago, ascended
from tho military balloon park in
charge of Captain Korbo. With him
wore Chamberlain Palltzln his wifo,
and Count Rostofftsoff, director of the
pilvato chancellory of Empross
The balloon drifted across tho olty
at an altltudo of a littlo less than a
mile and when ho was Just above the
outskirts Count Rostofftseff, by mis
take pulled the rip cord.
Ae tho gaB escaped from tho en
volopa the balloon descended rapidly
and the car fell in the garden of a
,M ralit7in was Ulllod by the fall and
his wife suffered torrible. injuries.
Captain ICorbe escaped ' with a
broken leg and Count Roslofftseff with
Mrs. Teal Sentence Confirmed.
Now York. Jftu 10. Tho appellate
dlytalon of tnV supremo court con
fir VBd tho convention 'of Mrs.
Margaret Teal, wjfe QfHinJ Teal, tho
theatrical manager ofalmptqd sub
ornation of parjury in the. divorce
case of Helen Kelly Gould against
Prank J. Gould.
SMS HRITIIO FALSE
WIDOW OF FORMER PRE8IDENT
Cleveland Wrote Unsteady Hand Dur
ing Later Years of His Life,
Declares Hit Wife.
Now York, Juno 10. Mrs. Frances
Folsom Cleveland appeared in public
for tho first tlmo slnco her husband's
death to testify for tho prosecution In
tho caso of Droughton Drandenburg,
n magazine writer, who is charged
with selling to the New York Times
a political article purporting to havo
beon written by former President
Mrs. Cleveland, dressed in deep
mourning:, was selfposBCBsed, though
pale. She declared emphatically that
the signature to tho artlclo In question
was not that of her husband.
"Tho former president wrote with
a very unsteady hand during tho later
years of his life," the witness said,
"whereas the namo signed to the
Brandenburg artlclo was written In a
comparatively bold, legible band,
more like Mr. Cleveland's hand dur
ing his younger days in tho Whlto
When Mrs. Cleveland entered tho
court room, Justice Fitzgerald, assist
ant District Attorney Nott and other
court officials arose and bowed low as
a mark of respect. A large crowd
heard the testimony of Mrs. Cleve
land. SCENE OF FEUD IS QUIET
Mississippi Troups Patrolling Mead-
vllle and Civil Authorities
Meadvllle, Miss., Juno 16. While
Meadvillo is still being patrolled by
state troops and the civil authorities
are taking every precaution against a
possible recurrenco of bloodshed, fol
lowing tho feudal battle In which
Chancery Court Clerk A. M. Newman
and Silas G. Reynolds were killed and
flvo other men wounded, the situation
seemingly holds little prospect of fur
Neither W. L. Boyd or Virgil Farr,
who are alleged to have first opned
fire on Dr. Newman, and who were
both wounded, have been appre
hended. POLICE "MUG" PRISONERS
Disregarded Habeas Corpus Writ and
Hat Banker-Prisoner Photographed
Albany, N. Y Juno 16. 'August
Kuhne, acting police captain In charge
of detectivo bureau in Brooklyn, on
JSJnvnrubw 3f lift?. mt vn in tall
for thirty days and pay a lino of $260
for contempt of court This is tho ef
fect of a doolsion of the court of ap
peals. Tho action grow out of tho arrest
of Banker Frank Jonkins, of Brook
lyn, on a charge of forgery, third de
cree After Jenkins' arrest, it is
charged, Kuhne disregarded a su
preme court writ of habeas corpus
nrnriirnil hv the banker's counsel and
photographed and measured Jenkins, j
Tho decision is of lntojeat because I
of charges recently mado against high '
pollco officials that thoy were Illegally
Airships Assemble for Tests.
Now York. Juno 16. Ton airships
nnd aeronlanos of the heavier than air
variety, assembled" at the Morris Park
a.a1p n.nnnrml fnr trvniltfl dtir-
nTthe next'two' week;, preliminary
:. .o ,w, wm ho conducted,
beginning Juno 20.
Will Raise Submarine Boat
Sebastopol, June 16. A committee
has beon formed to collect funds for
the raising of the submarine boat
Kambala, which was sunk In collision
with the battleship Rostlslay, and In
which tho bodies of tho crew aro still
Bubonic Plague Increasing.
Amnv. Juno 16. Ono hundred and
thirty-one deaths from bubonic plague
occurred In Amoy during tho fortnight
ending Juno 14. Official native re
ports from interion towns indicate a
great inorease in tho dlsoaso. Chang
Chow reports upwards of 200 deaths
Trustees Stand by Faculty.
Richmond, Ind., June 16. Trustees
of Earlham collogo, a Friends' institu
tion, refused to comply with tho re
quest of the Dublin, Ind., quarterly
mooting thafr they dismiss Professor
William NTTrueblood because ho vot
ed "wot" in tho Wayne couuty local
Conspiring Japs Give Bond.
Honolulu, Juno 16. Tho four editors
of a Japanese local paper and several
others of the seventeen Japanese ar
rested upon Indictments growing out
of tho Btrlka of the sugar plantation
laborers, were released on ball. The
situation remained virtually un
changed. Florida Negro Lynched. f
Tampa. Fionaa, June 0. worn
reached here Just before the telegraph
operator at Arcadia, Fla., closed his
office that a negro was lynched there
for an attempted criminal assault on
Mrs. P. R. Reed, wife of a prominent
citizen of Arcadia, V
J. E. MARCELL, ONCE CONVICTED
OF FINANCIAL DEFAULTS
WIS PARDONED BY GOV. KOCH
Kansas City Relatives Regret They
Secured Pardon for Missing Man
Accused of Forging Names
of Wife and Father.
Kansas City. Juno 22. J. E. Mercell
cashier of a bank In Highland, Kas,.
who is said to haov swindled banks
in Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and
New York out of $300,0000, and wreck
ed his own bank, for which ho was
Mk.Ann A Vilwfl .IQflM - . Vi-
penltontlury and recently pardoned, is
sought all over the United States by
tho American Bankers' association on
a charge qf again resorting to his old
MarcfiU'B mother, father, wife and
children are broken . hearted. They
secured his pardon from Governor
Koch by prostrating themsolevs.
Now, his little children spoak of
him blterly slnco his recent disgrace.
and ask why their parents did not let
nim stay in the penitentiary whero ho
couldn't bring sorrow Into their homes
Fear Shock ts Mother.
It is said Marcoll got money from
banks by forging tho name of his
wifo to notes for loans. Ho wstld se
cure these loans from several banks,
It is said.
Not content with taking the homo
from his wife and children
signed the name of his aged f
signed the name of his aged fatner lor
$2,600. It la thought his motner w
not live long under his most recent dis
grace, while his father is brokenheart
ed. Mrs. Marcell, his wife, regrets the
part she played in his relenso from
RAILROADS LOSING MONEY
Claim 2-Cent Faro Has Caused the
Owners to Lose $15,609,900 Dur-
Ing First Fiscal Year.
Chicago, June 21. A bulletin made
public hero by tho bureau of railway
news and statistics biiows mat. iuo
operation of tho 2c fare law in Illinois
cost tho railroads of the stato $15,609.
900 during th last fiscal year. On this
nolnt the bureau takes issue wlUi tho
roport of tho Illinois railway and ware
house commission which states that
tho roads showed an increase of
nearly J2.000.000 in earnings because
of increased travol duo to tho lower
rato. This showing in the roport Is
said to have boon duo to a obango In
the method accounting and not to in
accuracy. Bostonlans Swelter.
Boston, Juno 22. Two deaths, three
cases of prostration at tno nospuais,
and fully a dozon other cases treated
privately wero tho results of tho hot
tost day of tho year in Boston. Of
ficially tho mercury roso to 88 de
grees, but In tho strets it was hover
ing in the nineties.
Furnlte Concern Has Fire.
Pittsburg, Juno 22. The Blx-story
building occupied by tho Michigan
FFurnlturo company and several small
manufacturing plants was partly 'de
stroyed by fire and adjacant buildings
were badly damaged by smoke and
water. Loss, f 109.000. ,
FmTlfiffiiEF fired lumplP
- SOUGHT AGAIN
BOAT APPROACHED TOO NEAR
RENDEZVOUS OF ROYALTY.
British Steamer Is Hit by Projectile
From Russian Torpedo Boat Off
the Finnish Coats.
Viborg, Finland, Juno 18. A British
steamer has been fired upon by a Rus
sian torpedo boat for approaching too
close to the bay on the Finnish coast,
where Emperor Nicholas and Emperor
William aro meeting.
Tho British Bteamer in question is
the Northburg. Cant Robertson. She
was hailed and fired upon off "Wiro
lahit, Island of Bionke.
The projectllo from tho torpedo boat
pierced a steam pipe and ono member
of the crow of the English vessel was
wounded. The incident shows the ex
treme nervousness for the safety of
Russian torpedo boats have beon pa
trolling Pltkipas bay, tho rendezvous
of the two emperors, and it was one of
these guard vessels that fired.
zollern, 'with Emperor vmiam on
board, Joined the Russian squadron
convoying Emperor Nicholas on board
the Imperial yacht Stamjart.
Emporor Nicholas immediately went
m board tho Hohenzollen and wel
comed Emporor William. All tho.ships
wero dressed and manned.
London, June 18. Neither the
British foreign office nor the Russian
embassy hero has issued any state
ment regarding tho firing upon the
British steamer Woodburn by a Rus-
nlnn ivnrshln In tho vicinity of Vlborg.
! Tho owners of the vessel, Whitfield &
Company, of New Castle, havo re
ceived a telegram from Captain
Robertson, dated Frederlkshnven, con
firming tho reports of the attack on
WILL QUIZ SUGAR TRUST
Receiver, Counsel and All Witnesses
In Recent Suit to Appear Be
fore Grand Jury.
New York. June 18. That a new in
quiry Into the alleged misdeeds of the
so-called sugar trust Is about to 'bo
made, was indicated here when it
was announced that federal grand
Jury subpoenas havo been Issued for
Receiver Georgo H. Earl, his counsel
and all witnesses in tho recent suit
brought by tho Pennsylvania Sugar
Refining company against tho Ameri
can Sugar Roflning company for al
leged violations of the Sherman anti
trust law. It is understood that the
case Is to bo considered by the grand
Jury on Monday.
Black Hand Suspect Arrested.
Pittsburg, Juno 21. A socond arrest
in the black hand Investigation in
Pittsburg too placo when Pettlnce
Galbo aged 38. was taken Into custody
by government postofflco inspectors.
Galbo Is alleged to havo boon closoly
allied with Salvatora Lima, tho
Marion, Ohio, leader.
Two Fatal 8unstrokes.
Kansas City. Juno 21. Two
hero from heat prostrations. Jacob B
Crayno, 63 years old, a strf H ear con
ductor, was overcomo wblif on his
way home from work, and Abraham
Johnson, a musician, was prostrated
whllo playiug In an amusement park.
Heavy Rains In Canal Zone.
Panama, June 21. Heavy rains
throughout the past woek have caused
groat floods all over the Isthmus, and
In many places, the crops " viiUxki
The Chagross river na rwruu i.
bank's, but without damage to tho
I raiTTrw fA
, THE ROAD.
i2t'a a Unr road, a hard road,
The rsad wo liava to travel,
And tncld are the schemes of life
17 mortals must unravel.
But hope In heart will wonders work
And blithely keep us folne,
Thoueh storms are breaking overhead
And advene winds are blowing-.
It's a lone road, a hard road
And perilous the Journey;
Each day that dawns new foes are met.
New battles fought In tourney.
But lovo will gild the way with light
And keep the goal before us,
A smile to follow every sigh
And heaven bending o'er ust .
No Escapo for Him.
"How dare you come on parade,"
-acl-ilmed an Irish sergeant to a re
cruit "before a rcsplctable man loike
mosilf smothered from head to foot
In gralso an' polpe-clay? Tell me
now-ranswor me when I spake to
Tho recruit was about to excuse
himself for his condition when the
sergeant stopped him.
"Daro yez to answer me when I
pdts a question to yez?" ho cried.
"Hould yer lyln' tongue, and open
yer faco at yer peril 1 Tell mo now,
what havo ye been doln' wld yer uni
form an' arms an' bllts? Not a word,
or I'll clap yez in the guardroom.
When I axes yez anything an yez
spakes I'll have yez tried for insolence
to yer superior officer, but if yez don't
answer when I questions yez, I'll have
yez punished for disobedience of or
ders! So, yez see, I have yez both
Knew Which Was Which.
When Uncle Boffin was a kid, his
mother on one occasion gave him two
pennies, ono for candles, the other
for the Sunday school collection.
Light-hearted, he was tossing the
coins in the air on his way to the
church, when suddenly one eluded his
grasp and disappeared through a cel
lar grating. Down on his knees he
peered into the dark pit, only to real
ize his loss. Then, looking thought
fully first into his hand, next at the
placo where the d. had disappeared,
he remarked philosophically:
"Well, there goes the Lord's
A TIGHT FIX.
Hotel Clerk What made all that
racket In your room last night?
- Guest I had on combination under
wear and lost tho combination.
She has a "typo" of beauty all her own,
Made sweeter by the "ribbon" In hor
I cannot -Jever" very long alone,
I love to be beside a "bell" so fair.
Her '"carriage" It so full of artless grnce.
Her "charaator" bo faultless and bo
SO "manifold" her virtues; I can trace
No single flaw. A "model" quite com
plete. As fleeting Tlmb dofh dally onward
Bo I become more sure she holds the
To "lock" our hearts and knit us soul to
Oh! happy were my "case" If that
The "tension" on my nerves Is far too
I must restrain myself and "letter" be,
For there Is someone else who will "dic
tate:" My wife will not "release" me, don't
A Little Hlppleanarlous.
"How do you feel this mornln. Mr.
Coolldire?" asked a reporter of tho
assistant secretary of the treasury.
"A littlo hlppleanarlous this morn
ing," Coolldge replied. "A little hlp
pleanarlous." "Dan," said the reporter to one of
the negro messengers outside tho
door, "what does hlppleanarlous
"Why," replied Dan very solemnly,
"that's African for lmproslmonlous."
Saturday Evening Post.
A Familiar View.
"How do you want your bedroom
celling decorated?" asked tho arohi
toot. "Like tho bottom of a touring oar."
answered tho motorist. "Thou it will
seen natural when I awake in the
First Mothor (reading letter from
son at college) Henry's lotters al
ways send me to my dlotlonary.
Second Mother (resignedly) That's
nothing. Jack's letters always send
mo to my check book.
An Unkind Cut.
Miss Antique (sufforlng from neu
ralgia) O, my face pains me.
Miss Caustlque Why don't you con.
suit or a boauty doctor?
His Master's Vdfce.
I r-d Fitz Rhum (about to retire, to
1 iu iinum lauuut. 10 ruuro, w
let) wauo me nt aayngni, JU5"f,e day uf Juo.
1 ut don r
M that bhuued -ua
HOT YET READY FOR COFFIN.
Prospective Juryman's Assertion That
He Wat Not Dead Comparatively
Easy to Believe.
On a recent Jurpr day In tho First
district court a ntolld-looking Gorman
presented to Justice- Joseph a certifi
cate from the commissioner of Jurors.
After a rapid glnnco at the dooumont
the Justice ordered tho man to ralso
his right hand and administered the
"Your name Is Horroan Kaufmanf
"Yes, your honor."
"This paper," continued the court,
"requests mo to oxcuso Herman Kauf
man from Jury duty on the ground
that he Is dead. Now, remember that
you have sworn to toll tho truth, and
think well liefore you answor: Aro
"No-o, your honor," was the bewil
dered reply, "I don't think I am."
"You claim that you are allroT"
"Y-o-s, your honor."
"That will do. Now take this paper
back to the commissioner of Jurors."
The man did so. When the com
missioner examined the certificate it
bore the following Indorsement la tho
Justice's handwriting: The doeeased,
appearing before me in open court
insists, under oath, that he Is sot
dead. Please iavestigate, and, K his
testimony bo falso, have him indioted
for perjury." New Tork Press.
NATIONAL FOOD -OF MEXICANS
The Tortilla la the Bread Used fcy Our
Southern Neighbors Frljelas
Are Balled Beans.
Tho tortilla Is the ancient Indian
bread of Mexico. Its ly coatatltuant
is Indian earn (maize), which the
women soak in lime water uUl the
kernels aro at tho yolat of hnrsUng,
then wash thoroughly uatH it U free
from lime, wfcea they triad it by rus
hing it on a tafff Meek ad stone, spe
cially cut for tho purpose, with a
smaller stone Uch thoy hold la their
The operation looks very much like
rubbing clothes on a washboard aad
is a laborious aad tedious one. The
lime renders the cora dough adhaahrv,
like wheat flour dough, aad ft ts easily
patted between tho hands into takes
the size and shape of an ordlaary grid
dle Though no salt or leaven is added
fresh tortillas aro exceedingly aalat
able. Tho one other food mainstay la
frljolos ordinary boans. They are
boiled to a mush and with a liberal
quantity of lard aro warmed as re
quired in a flat earthen dish that an
swers for a frying pan. The very
poor people do not always have the
luxury of frljoles and when they do
have them cannot always afford the
English Difficult to Pronounce,
The difficulty of English for stran
gers does not ljo In. Its nrilincripUy
pie will constantly say that they oan
read and write English readily while
unable to utter a word or to under
stand a word of the spoken language;
as, of course, vice versa, a great
many English and Americans can
road and write French long before
they can understand, or make them
selves understood; the other lan
guages aro Just as difficult for them
to pronounce as English is for others
Tho only difference Is that English
stands alone with Its system or lack
of system, of pronunciation When n
Frenchman knows how to write Gor
man, he is at the same timo able to
speak the language, if not beautifully,
at leaet so as to bo understood; the
same holds for a German speaking
French. Prof. Albort Schlnz, In the
North American Review.
All Can Work and Try.
Milton wrote: "Who best can suf
fer, best can do." Tho progress and
success of the other fellow always
looks easy. But only the other fellow
knows all about it. We cannot all
work Just the samo way. Brilliant
minds mako great loaps. They are
daring and courageous. Timid ones
must plod because it is their nature.
The old saying, "What others have
done, I can do," is not strictly true,
and Is misleading to tho inferior in
tellect. A strong man can lift great
weights, for he has the muscular
strength. Weaker men cannot do
what ho has done. But they can work
nnd try. That's about all that most of
us can do.
Knew When to Stop.
Tho sbfowd lawyer knows when to
stop quoatloning, nnd none is mora
shrowd than the ono who, conducting
a oaseof bribery, questioned a man
tho other day, who is rated .high in
the business world.
"Have you yourself ever rofused a
bribe?" he asked.
"That is all." said tho lawyer.
At a latter tlmo bo was asked why
he had dismissed the witness so soon
"Because," ho replied, "I knew by
tho 'but' that ho was going to tall me
no one had ever attempted to brlbo
In Memory of Samuel Johnson.
The momory of Samuel Johnson has
been honored by the placing of a
stained glass window In St. Clemont
DanaB church. In London. It is near
tho pew wherein he used to sit Bos
well gives us., a glimpse of the good
man In that pew: "Ills behavior was,
aa I had imaged to myself, salumnly
devout I nuvor shall forget tho
tremulous oaruotituens with 'ilcb ho
nronounotd the awful pi in tbo
m8,y, 'iu tlK hour c 1
,4 1 d de