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MAYSVILLE, KYM THURSDAY, APRIL 7; 1904.
TWO FATAL FIRES.
Five Persons Killed and Four
Others Injured in a Blaze
at Mt. Vernon, N.Y.
ONE WOMAN WAS FATALLY BURNEO
A Largo Buggy Factory at York, Pa.,
"Was Destroyed, With Contents;
Entailing a 5200,000 Xoss.
The Walls Fell and Firemen Were
Crushed, Three Being Killed and
Two Severely Injured Em
ployes Barely Escaped.
Mt Vernon, N. Y April 7. Flvo
people were burned to death and four
iothers burned, ono fatally, In a confla
gration which destroyed Columbia hall
'early Wednesday. Nathan Frey, 45, a
ehoe dealer, his threo young children
(and a maid perished, while Mrs. Frey
was fatally bumed. Three others sus
tained painful injuries.
Frey, two children in his arms, and
the eldest child and the maid, were
burned in tho doorway.
The loss is estimated at $15,000, the
tenants losing all Jthoir belongings.
York, Pa., April 7. Fire of unknown
origin totally destroyed the large plant
of tho York Carriage Co., entailing a
loss of about $200,000, partly covered
by insurance. Two hundred and sixty
men are thrown out of work.
Lato Wednesday night it was ascer
tained that threo firemen, Morcellus
Strublnger, Horace Strine and Harry
Saltzgiver wero buried beneath falling
walls. The bodies of two of them
have been removed. A number of oth
er firemen were more or less severely
Tho entire plant was consumed vith
its inflammable' contents, and much
adjoining property was damaged.
Shortly before 10 o'clock a wall fell,
burying beneath tho hot bricks three
firemen, Harry Saltzgiver, Horace P.
Strine and Lewis Strublnger. Tho
bodies were recovered later. Two oth
er firemen wero severely injured at
tho same time.
The 2C0 employes barely escaped
with their lives. '
OMNIBUS CLAIMS BILL.
The Measure Was Passed In the
House of Representatives.
Washington, April 7. Senate After
waiting with much patience for many
days, Mr. Hepburn Wednesday found
opportunity to speak to the senate on
tho subject of pure food. Technically
the speech was In support of a reso
lution calling on the secretary of agri
culture to send to tho senate tho re
sults of tho investigations made by his
department into adulterated foods, but
in reality it was in support of the pure
food bill. Mr. Hepburn contended
that a very large proportion of foods,
drugs and liquors wero adulterated
and that many drugs were absolutely
poisonous. Tho greater part of tho
remainder of tho day was devoted, to
Mr. Quarles' amendment for grading
tho salaries of rural free delivery car
riers. Finally it was declared out of
House In a five hour session, tho
house passed 17 bills relating to tho
District of Columbia, including ono
incorporating tho Carneglo institute.
It also passed the Bowman omnibus
.claims bill, carrying approximately
$228,000 for tho payment of small
claims, agreed to tho conference re
port on the fortifications bill and In
stead on its disagreement to an amend
ment on that bill providing for tlie
purchase of a submarino boat. Tho
Alaska delegate bill was taken up, and
Mr. Cushman (Wash.) made a long
explanation of tho measure, setting
out necessities of tho territory in tho
way of representation in congress.
Sponsor For the Cruiser California.
Washington, April 7. Secretary
Moody has been advised that Miss
Florence Hay Pardee, daughter of tho
governor of California, has been se
lected as sponsor for the cruiser Cali
fornia, which is to bo launched at San
Francisco April 23.
Left For Old Point Comfort.
Washington, April 7. Po3tjnastor
Genoral Payno left hero Wednesday
night on the Norfolk boat for a period
of recuperation at Old Point Comfort,
,Va. Though considerably better than
he had been, ho is far from being a
The Helena at 8hanghal.
Washington, April 7. The, United
States gunboat Helena, which has
been in mud dock at Yin Kow, Man
churia all winter, has arrived at Shang
hai, according to a cablegram received
from her commander, Capt. Mason.
Carter, Ky., April 7. John SIzemore,
farmer, while out with a team fell up
on ono of tho standards of his wagon
and wrb almost disemboweled.
LEROY C. HARDIN.
The Prisoner Was Turned Over to De
Atlanta, Ga., April 7. After being
driven in a closed carriage from tho
rear of the United States custom houso
Wednesday night in company with De
tective Callahan, of Cincinnati, and
Post Office Inspector Bonnermon, of
Birmingham, Leroy C. Hardin, tho
man who charged Detective Callahan
with kidnaping him In Florida, was
placed in a mail car on the Nashville,
Chattanooga & St. Louis railroad,
which left for Cincinnati at 8:30
o'clock. Judgo Newman, of the federal
court, and Judge Calhoun, of the city
court, refused to grant a writ of ha
beas corpus applied for by Hardin and
the prisoner was turned over to De
Immediately following this action of
tho city court, a warrant for cheating
and swindling was served on Hardin
and an attempt was made to place him
under arrest by deputy sheriffs of this
county, but the officer who had him
in charge did not surrender the pris
oner. During the commotion caused by his
attempt to arrest Hardin, United
States Deputy Marshal Itinard appear
ed on the scene with still another war
rant for tho arrest of Hardin, which
charged him with using tho malls for
fraudulent purposes. This was not
served, as the habeas corpus writ was
It is understood that Justice Ar
mond, in whose court tho warrant for
Hardin's arrest charging cheating was
sworn out, will hold Chief Ball, of the
Atlanta polico force, in contempt of
court for allowing the prisoner to
leave the city when a warrant was out
for his arrest.
THE JOINT CONFERENCE.
Kentucky Operators and Miners Failed
to Reach An Agreement.
Louisville, Ky., April 7. Tho con
ference between the delegates repre
senting the Kentucky coal miners and
operators to which President John
Mitchell, of the-United Mine Work
ers, was a party, ended Wednesday In
a disagreement, and a strike Beoms In
evitable. Tho delegates were in con
ference nearly all day, but despite tho
efforts of President Mitchell to bring
together each side held to Its original
terms, tho miners demanding the full
Indianapolis scale and the operators
demanding an average reduction of
President Mitchell could do no more
than Induce tho delegates to hold an
other conference Thursday and make a
final effort to reach an agreement, but
beforo leaving for Indianapolis he ad
mitted that a strike is almost inevit
able. The union miners claim there are
6,000 union miners in Kentucky and of
these nearly 5,000 are at work at the
present time. It Is expected that the
men will quit work Thursday night or
ALBERT E. BELL CAPTURED.
He Is Accused of Many Crimes In Dif
Tacoma, Wash., April 7. Albert E.
Bell, tho alleged mail pouch robber,
accused of crimes in many states and
who escaped from two United States
marshals near Philadelphia last Octo
ber by jumping" from a moving train,
was arrested hero Wednesday.
Ho mado a daring break for liberty
by jumping off a 60 foot embankment,
was recaptured and finally landed safe
ly in Jail. When searched a number of
letters all addressed to Portland, Ore.,
merchants from points along the Se
attle & International railroad In this
state and British Columbia, wero
found in hispossession, all containing
checks or money orders. When close
ly questioned Bell said that ho and his
companion had stolen a mail pouch
from a truck in front of tho Seattle
depot last Sunday morning and had
secured $1,700 in checks and money
orders, $700 of which they had con
verted into cash.
They Want An Increase In Wages of
35 Cents a Day.
Pittsburg, Pa., April 7. Tho Beaver
County Builders' Exchange league,
which was recently organized, com
menced its first battlo Wednesday with
organized labor. All the carpenters
mado a demand for an increaso of 65
cents a day. They wero getting $3.
Tho association considers the demands
of tho workmen unjust and has decid
ed to fight
About 500 carpenters aro striking,
throwing out of employment about 1,
000 unskilled workers. Other crafts
will bo affected and by tho end of tho
week fully 2,000 men will bo idle. The
strike affects all carpenters in Beaver
Seattle, Wash., April 7. Counterfeit
half and quarter dollars aro boing
manufactured In China and shipped
through Seattlo into tho United Spates.
I .. . IM I I I .
It is Divided Into Seven Squad
rons, Four of Them Watch
ing Port Arthur.
ONE PATROLS THE KOREAN OOAST
Two Torpedo Boats Were Damaged in
the Engagements, Otherwise tho
Fleet Was Little Injured.
The Russian Warships Are Patrolling
the Gulf of Pe Chi LI A Brit
ish Steamer Was Stopped
London, April 7. The Daily Tele
graph's Seoul correspondent says ho
learns from a Japanese sailor who par
ticipated in the attacks on Port Ar
thur that tho Japanese fleet is divided
into seven squadrons. Four of these
aro watching Port Arthur, tho fifth
patrols tho Korean coast and the sixth
and seventh cruise between "Vladivo
stok and North Japan. Two torpedo
boats wero much damaged in tho en
gagements, but otherwise the fleet was
little injured. Tho damages to the
Japaneso cruisers Iwate and Yoshine
have been repaired and the vessels
have Joined the fleet
The Dally Telegraph's Wei Hal Wei
correspondent, cabling under date of
April 6, says Russian warships are pa
trolling tho Gulf of Po Chi Li, and that
tho London .Times steamer was stop
ped and searched 30 miles outside of
Port Arthur Tuesday.
Tho Standard's Tien-Tsin corre
spondent says Paul Lessar, Russian
minister to China, has protested to
tho Chinese government against the
presence of Japanese Instructors with
tho Chinese army wlfich he regards
as a violation of neutrality.
Port Arthur, April 7. Tho Russian
battleship Pereseveit reports that she
sighted the enemy Wednesday in
Kwan Tung waters. All Is quiet here.
London, April 7. The Times corre
spondent, who is cruising in tho vi
'cinlty of Port Arthur, cabling concern
ing tho hold-up of his vessel by a
Russian warship, says it was the ar
mored cruiser Bayan flying the flag of
Vice Adm. Makaroff, which chased and
later searched his steamer. He says
the Bayan shows tho scars of tho dam
age recently inflicted upon her by the
Japanese but that she is a fine ship
and well handled.
"In overhauling us," he says, "her
officers and crew appeared a little
finely drawn, but they nevertheless
were of good material."
The correspondent of the Times at
Chee Foo, cabling Wednesday, says
the Russians captured two Japanervo
spies at New Chwang Tuesday who
wero In possession of the plans of tho
SWARMS OF LOCUSTS.
The Most Terrible Snow Storm Would
Give No Idea of Their Numbers.
Berlin, April 7. Swarms of locusts
have devastated the valleys of Usum
bara in German East Africa. They
wero first noted coming from Wombo
February 22. It is semi-ofliolally stat
ed that tho most terrible snow storm
would not givo any idea of the num
bers of tho locusts. Tho trees on
which they settled have broken down
and banana and mulberry trees have
been stripped, even the bark of the
mulberry trees being eaten. Scarcely
a green blado or leaf has been left in
the forests or on tho farms except in
the case of coffee plants which the lo
custs tried but disliked.
A Party of Over 200 Were Landed at
Newport News, ,Va.
Newport News, Va., April 7. Gen.
Cronje and 200 Boers, accompanied by
120 British soldiers, who saw service
in the Boor war, 50 women and chil
dren and 20 Zulus, Kaffirs and Zara
besls arrived here Wednesday after
noon on the steamship Doune Castlo
from Capo Town via St. Vincent, Capo
Verde islands. Tho burghers in the
party wore .with Cronje at Paardeburg.
Gen. Vlljoen awaits tho party at St
An Exhibition Train.
Chicago, April 7. An exhibition
train of ten cars, built by tho Pullman
Co., left tho shops for St. Louis Wed
nesday over tho Illinois Central rail
road. Tho cars, said to bo tho finest
over mado at tho works, will bo tho
company's exhibit at tho Louisiana
purchase exposition. Tho cost of tho
train was about $500,000.
Washington, April 7. Col. Edwards,
chief of the insular bureau, has been
Instructed by Socrotary Taft to leave
Thursday for St Louis to look after
tho progress of tho Philippines exhibit
nt tho approaching exposition.
THE TOMPKINS FUNERAL.
The Most Impressive One Ever Held
In Owensboro, Ky.
Owensboro, Ky., April 7. The most
impressive funeral ever held In Owens
boro was that of Col. Alex C. Tomp
kins at tho Cumberland Presbyterian
church Wednesday afternoon. It was
conducted by the Knights Templar and
Confederate Veterans. Col. Tompkins
mado two requests beforo ho died.
One was that he bo buried in a con
federate uniform. Tho other was that
Gen. Bennett H. Young, of Louisville,
his commander during the war, deliver
the address at tho funeral. Both re
quests wero complied with. Rev.
Keeno Ryan, of Chicago, who was edu
cated for the ministry by the deceased
preached the funeral sermon. Ho
said: "Alex Tompkins was the David
Harum of Owensboro." The burial
was at Elmwood cemetery.
A BRAVE GIRL'S ACT.
She Saved Her Little Sister From
Death in a Creek.
Rockport, Ky., April 7. While re
turning to their home from school
nar Stanley, Stella Miles and her
small sister had a remarkable escape.
Tho horse driven by them ran away
aud they, together with tho vehicle,
wero thrown Into tho creek. Tho
young child was caught under the ve
hicle, The older girl was also In great
peril. But, thinking only of her sister,
who had already lost consciousness,
she managed to pull her from beneath
the buggy and carried her to a neigh
bor, where she was revived.
Frankfort, Ky., April 7. Tho board
of prison commissioners paroled the
following convicts: Willis Allen,
Rockcastlo county, manslaughter,
three years, sent up January, 1903;
Marshall Caldwell, two years, house
breaking, sent up June, 1003; William
Cunaghln, Jackson, two years, man
slaughter. Miller Taken to the Penitentiary.
I.oxington, Ky., April 7. Georgo Mil
ler, convicted over a year ago for
running a faro game in this city, was
Wednesday taken to the penitentiary
to servo one year. It was tho first
time on record of A man over being
convicted in this county for gambling
where the penalty was a prison sen
tence. Job Printers Still Out.
Louisville, Ky., April 7. Proprietors
of the local Job printing houses have
given the strikers notice that they
must return to work or tholr places
will be filled by outside men, and the
offices declared open for union and
non-union 'men. Tho job printers re
main firm in their demands for shorter
Splcer's Case Continued.
Jackson, Ky., April 7. Bummer Spt
cer, tho alleged assassin of James
Johnson, was called before Judgo liar
gis and his case was continued until
Friday. None of tho relatives or
friends of the decedent was present.
It Is said that their absence is due to
fear of violence.
Abused By White Caps.
Hopkinsville, Ky., April 7. A band
of white cappers visited tho homo of
Wash Childress, colored, at Hublmrds
ville, near this city, and, accusing Mm
of recent meathouso robberles.-'dnig-god
him out of bed, beat him, ducked
him In a pond and partly hanged him.
He will recover.
Martin Guards Win.
Frankfort, Ky., April 7. In tho an
nual Inspection of the Kentucky state
guard, the Frankfort company (Martin
guards) was awarded tho flag of tho
Second regiment for the best competi
tive examination and appearance on
inspection. Capt. William Lutkemier
E. K. Wilson Paroled.
Frankfort, Ky., April 7. The state
board of prison commissioners Wed
nesday night paroled E. K. Wilson, for
mer county attorney of Laurel county
and prominent politician who wa3
serving a flvo year sentence for an al
leged criminal operation.
Mt. Sterling, Ky., April 7. English
capitalists aro in tho fields of Morgan
county. They havo purchasod consid
erable land along tho lino of tho West
Liberty & Morehead railroad and havo
agreed to furnish $500,000 to completo
tho lino this year.
Victim of Brlght's Disease.
Cynthlana, Ky., April 7. iMrs. H. C.
Duffy, wlfo of tho well-known horse
man and trainer, died suddenly of
acuto Bright's disease. She; was a sis
ter to County Clerk Claudo Desha and
Judgo Lucius Desha, of Newport.
Met a Horrible Death.
Madlsonvlllo, Ky., April 7. Miss
Mary Willis, ot Rochester, Ky., mot a
horrible death Tuesday night by being
burnod to death, her clothing igniting
from a grato in her room.
President Joseph Smith Makes an
Oilicial Declaration in Re
gard to Polygamy.
PLURAL MARRIAGE UNSANCTIONED
He Declares That No Such Marriages
Have Been Solemnized With tho
Consent of the Church.
If Any Officer or Member Shall As
sume to Enter Into Any Such Con
tract He Will Be Deemed
Salt Lake, Utah, April 7. A notable
feature of the closing sossion of the
74th annual conference of the Mormon
church was tho official declaration by
President Joseph F. Smith on the sub
ject of polygamy. The statement fol
lows: "Inasmuch as there are numerous re
ports in circulation that plural mar
riages have been entered Into contrary
to the official declaration of President
Woodruff, of September 26, 1890, com
monly called tho manifesto which was
Issued by President Woodrufl and
adopted by tho church at its general
conference, October 0, 1890, which
forbids any marriage violative of the
law of tho land, I, Joseph F. Smith,
president of tho Church of Jesus Christ
of tho I-atter Day Saints, hereby af
firm and declare that no such mar
riages have been solemnized with tho
sanction, consent or knowledge of tho
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints, and I hereby announce that ail
such marriages are prohibited and if
any officer or member of tho church
shall assume to solemnize or enter In
to any such marriage ho will be deem
ed In transgression against the church
and will be liable to be dealt with ac
cording to the rules and regulations
thereof and excommunicated there
from. "JOSEPH F. SMITH,
"President of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints."
This statement received the full in
dorsement of church members assem
bled, who unanimously adopted tho fol
lowing resolution Introduced by Apos
tle Francis M. Lyman:
Resolved, That wo the members ot
the Church of Jesus Chrl3t Latter Day
Saints in general conference assem
bled hereby approve nnd endorse the
statement and declaration of President
Joseph F. Smith, just made to this con
ference concerning plural marriages,
and will support tho courts of the
church in the enforcement thereof.
A committee was authorized to take
steps toward the erection of a suita
ble building as a monumont to tho
memory of the prophet, Joseph Smith.
Although Utah abminds with memo
rials of Brigham Young, there Is at
present not a sinrlo monument or
building in honor of the founder of tho
BY HIS OWN RACE. '
Attempt Made to Lynch a Negro at
Bristol, Tenn., Failed.
Bristol, Tenn., April 7. A mob Wed.
nesday tried to get possession of Fin
ley Preston, tho Nerro who murdered
Lillian Shaw, colored, in Johnson
county, and who is now in jail at
Mountain City. Tho mob almost had
their man in possebsion when their
courage failed them and they seam
perpd away. The lynchers are said to
have ben Negroes. This is the see
ond attempt to lynch Preston by peo
ple of his own race. Preston was re
cently convicted of murder and sen
tenced to bo hanged but his case was
appealed to the supreme court.
INDIVIDUAL COMMUNION CUPS.
A Bishop Declined to Administer the
Sacrament in Consequence.
Manchester, N. H., April 7. Bishop
Charles II. Fowler, D.D., of Buffalo,
declined to administer the sacrament
of the Lord's supper at tho opening
session of tho New Hampshire Method
ist Episcopal conference hero Wed
nesday because Individual communion
cups had been furnished. To thoso
tho bishop took marked objection and
as no other cups wero available imme
diately the sacrament was not admin
istered. Tho servlco probably will bo
Memphis, Tenn., April 7. The largo
plant of tho Colo Manufacturing Co.,
feltuatod in the southern portion of tho
city, caught flro early Thursday morn
ing. It is valued at $200,000 and tho
entire plant seems doomed.
Instructed For Roosevelt.
Nashvillo, Tenn.,6Aprll 7. Tho re
publican congressional convention of
tho Sixth district of Tonnesseo mot
hero Wednesday and instructed for
Roosevelt and endorsed his Panama