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THE PERRYSBUftG JOURNAL, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1903.
D. L. BLUB, Editor and PublUher.
PEURVSUUna, : I OUIO.
SHORT NEWS NOTES
Thej' Come From Jinny Tarts
ol the World.
Information of Itccont Onto Collected
In Various Ways nml Condoiiaod
fjr the Convenience! or
Our litisy Headers.
Alfred K. Lyford, alias 11. C. Miller,
ox-deputy county treasurer of Hock
Island county, Illinois, lins been ar
rested nt Victoria, II. (.'., on a tele
gram from Itoek Island, 111. Lyford
is alleged to Juive absconded .luly .",
1002, with $12,000 of county funds.
He will waive extradition, having, it
is said, made a complete confession.
The coal and iron police In Pennsyl
vania declare that the spirit of the
(Molly Mnguire brotherhood is as
utrong in certain localities as during
the early '70s, when crime was ram
jiant throughout the coal fields. The
authorities of Schuykill county have
endeavored to hunt down the mur
derers, but. all efforts proved futile.
Five men killed recently are asserted
1o have received missives bearing the
suggestive skull and cross-bones, but
paid no attention to them.
At Mnspcth, Long Island, one wom
an was killed, two persons probably
fatally injured nml two others seri
ously hurt by nn explosion in a build
ing used in the manufacture of fire
works. The building was hmlly shat
tered and the ruins caught lire. The
body of the dead woman was burned
to a crisp.
Mrs. Mary Lang, once wealthy, is
dead from carbolic add poisoning at
a Iirooklyn, X. Y., hospital. Several
years ago her husband died, leaving
her a fortune and a handsome home
in Williamsburg. Soon she began to
help nil sorts of unfortunate families
and as the appeals for aid multiplied
her fortune disappeared. Her home
was lost through the foreclosure of
n mortgage ond finally she was driven
to seek assistance from folks she had
helped. Most of those persons are
said to have turned her away.
Judge Dennis, of tne circuit court
of Baltimore, has removed William
T. Tucker as executor of the estate
of his father, the late Wesley T.
Tucker, a leading shoe merchant.
Tucker, in conjunction with his
mother, the co-executor of the es
tate, had access to the money be
longing to the estate and deposited
in a safe. Of this he is accused by
his mother of abstracting and con
verting to his own use $500,000. Tuck
er has disappeared.
The method pursued by the su
preme lodge of the Ancient Order of
United Workmen, in increasing the
rate of assessment upon its members,
has been indorsed by the national fra
ternal congress, which is an orguniza
1ion composed of representatives of
CS fraternal beneficiary societies.
At Baldwin, L. I., Deputy Sheriff
Louis ,T. Cook shot and killed one
burglar, probably fatally wounded
a second and captured two others.
He discovered them trying to break
into a vacant house "at Baldwin's
Park, and a desperate fight followed,
but Cook escaped injury. The men
nre supposed to have belonged to n
gang which has been active for sev
eral weeks in that section.
The Standard mill at Colorado City,
Col., owned by the United States He
duction and Refining Co., against
which institution the present strike
of the miners in the Cripple Creek
district had its inception, has closed
down for an indefinite period. The
employes of the mill, about 200, will
receive one-third wages for an in
definite time because of their loyalty
to the company.
Mrs. Amelia Mueller, aged 45 years,
who attempted to commit suicide at
Philadelphia on her daughter's grave,
was afterward successful in her de
termination to end her life. She
drowned herself in a bath tub and
a few hours later her 19-year-old son
sought death in the same manner,
but was prevented from drowning
himself after a desperate struggle
with two policemen.
Following closely on the start of
the big window glass plant at Kane,
Tu., comes the report, that the Get
mnn Glass Co., at Cleveland, X. Y.,
find the Vincennes Window Glass Co.,
at Vincennes, I ml., each of 24-pot
capacity, will be put in operation,
without, wage scales or the recogni
tion of cither of the workers' organi
zations. Two-fold interest attaches to a ves
sel built in Chicago and just sent on
Its first trip across Lake Michigan.
The boat is the Grace J., the small
est freighter on the lakes and the
first gasoline freight ship ever given
attention by the United States in
spectors at Chicago. It is believed to
be the only freighter of its kind en
tered on the lists, of the United
States inspection service.
Injunction proceedings instituted
nt St. Louis by Attorney General
Crow before Judge Taylor, of the
circuit court, reveal nn apparent at
tempt on the part of the Laclede Gas
Light Co. to regulate and control the
prices of gas ranges manufactured
nnd sold in St. Louis. The Laclede
Gas Co. was recently sold to the
North American Co., of Philadelphia,
which is capitalized at $00,000,000.
Preferring death to facing a serious
charge, And.sw W. GorKliue, a Long
Island City manufacturer, has com
mitted suicide In his cell in the
Queens county juil by Inhaling illu
minating gas. In a will found in his
cell Goralino bequeathed all his prop
perty to his nephew, who made the
complaint on which Andrew was ur
rested. The Twentieth regiment of infan
try, tile largest part of which Is now
stationed nt Fort Sherhlun, 111., hail
received orders from Maj. fen. Bates
to prepare for service In the" Philip
pine Islands, The troops are ttf jeave
That the United Slates govern
ment lias given up hope of favorable
action by the Colombian congress on
the Panama canal treaty, was made
plain recently when a high official of
the state department declared that
J tile treaty was practically dead, al
though the Colombian congress lias
until the 22d of this month to act up
Corbet t and Sullivan, the Sioux
City, la., tire team, broke all world's
records at the inter-state fair at
Sioux City by covering a half mile,
running start, laying 130 feet of hose,
breaking and attaching nozzle ready
to throw water in l:10'i.
Three girls from St. Joseph's in
dustrial school, an institution for or
phans, were drowned in a pond in St.
Agnes' cemetery at Albany, X. Y,
Kour girls from the school were linv
ing nn outing. They found somo
plunks and made a raft. The frail
thing sank with them in deep water.
One girl was rescued.
Bud Hunter and Robert Holtclaw,
12-year-old boys, were drowned at
Providence, Ky., in an old coal mine
shaft, which was filled with water.
Young Hunter was overcome by foul
air from the hole of stagnant water
and fell in. His companion in an ef
fort to rescue him was also drowned.
In the presence of his wife, It. H.
Burton, a carpenter, stabbed his 19-year-old
son,, Jesse Burton, to death
at their home in Columbus, On. He
and the boy were in a dispute and the
latter cursed his father. Burton was
on his knees in prayer 15 minutes be
fore he killed his son.
At Marinette, Wis., 200 employes of
the Peshtigo Lumber Co. went on
strike because the company refused
to employ a union force of employes
iii place of non-union men who were
A cloudburst in the Farniington
river valley near Ibirlington, Conn.,
led to the wrecking of a passenger
train on the Xew York, Xew Haven
it Hartford railroad. The train of
three coaches was toppled over on
its side and about a dozen passengers
The German freight steamer
Schocnfcls collided with nnd sunk the
live-masted schooner Jennie It. Du
bois, of West Mystic, Conn., bound
from Philadelphia for Boston with a
cargo of coal.
.1. I). Dean, United States district
attorney for Kansas, has received or
ders from the department of justice
at Washington to begin prosecutions
against the members of the alleged
coal trust in Kansas.
A number of officers of the Xish
and other garrisons in Scriva have
been arrested in connection with the
Issuance of the proclamation demand
ing the trial by court-martial of the
conspirators who wore concerned in
the assassination of King Alexander,
Queen Drags and their ministry, nnd
threatening to resign their commis
sions if the demand was refused.
A fire almost destroyed the town of
Travnik, Bosnia. Several persons
were killed and about 000 houses,
seven mosques and a synagogue were
United States courts may bo asked
to take a hand in the trouble exist
ing between the big packing com
panies and the unions of tneir em
ployes, owing to alleged discrimina
tion against independent retail butch
ers in different sections of the coun
try. The promised legal contest will
center in Chicago.
Henry Cnrr, a negro, who has been
running a store in Alexandria, La.,
for several years, was met at the
jnil door by a mob nnd given fifty
lashes on his bare back with a raw
hide and ordered to leave the state,
because he had forced a white man to
apologize to his (Carr's) wife.
Samuel W. Hammers, a country
storekeeper living near Gettysburg,
Pa., advertised for a wife a few yeans
ago. He has received up to date 2,
700 letters, each containing nn offer
of mnrriage, but he remained single.
Some time ago he sold the names
of his correspondents to a matri
monial agency for enough money to
buy himself a good bicycle.
Three men and two women have
been nrrested at Hnllc. Prussia,
charged with insulting Emperor
William. The precise nature of their
offense lias not been disclosed.
Twenfy-tii e thousand square feet
on a hill just east of Art hall on the
world's fair grounds, have been as
signed by t lie exposition manage
ment ns a site for a demonstration
station for the Mnrconl wireless tele
graph. Prospects for an average crop of
apples arc reported from portions
of Xew England, the middle Atlantic
states, Kansas and Oklahoma. A
light crop is promised in Missouri,
and Joss than the average in Xew
York, although the fruit is of good
quality in the last, nnmed state.
At Minneapolis the building strike
has come to an end, work being re
sinned on nil the largo buildings.
The differences between the building
laborers and the contractors are to
The Xew York republican commit
tee has named Judge Denis O'Brien
for re-election to the court of ap
peals. Judge O'Brien wan recent 7
named by the democrats to be ills
Patrick F. Conklln, a wife murder
er, was put to death in the electric
chair In Sing Sing prison recently.
Three shocks were, given before the
man was pronounced dead. Conklln
shot nnd mortally wounded his wife
on June II, 1002, at their home in Xew
The Sfintn Fe Railroad Co. an
nounces a wage increase of two cents
per hoiir forMroIlermnkers, machin
ists and blacksmiths nt nil the shops
between Chicago and Albuquerque.
This means an Increased expenditure
by the company of $100,000 yearly,
The. president had made the follow
ing promotions and appointments in
the diplomatic service: John W. Itld
die, of Minnesota, now first secretary
of embiiKsy nt St. Petersburg, to bo
consul general at Cairo in place of
John 0. Long, deceased. Spencer E.
Kdtly, of Illinois, now secretary of
legation at Constantinople, to bo
first secretary ut pmbassy nt St.
CUP EEMAINS HERE
American Yacht Itclinnco Won
All the Eaccs.
In La! Kveiit Shamrock was Three
Miles Astom Sho Missed tlio
l'ln!u lilue In tlio I'oe mid
Itcluriied to It from tlio
Xew York, Sept. 4. The Reliance,
the American cup defender, on
Thursday won the third and final race
and the series for that famous sea
trophy, the America's cup. In a
dense fog which prevented vision be
yond 200 yards she finished the race
at 5:30, amid the neclomntions of tho
assembled fleet. Shamrock III after
running for more than an hour in tho
fog, missed the finish line, passed by
(Commander of the Cup Defender, Reli
ance.) St and then returned to it from the
opposite direction. As the Iteliance
was then being towed through the
fleet, yacht ensigns fluttering from
her truck and spreaders in celebra
tion of her victory, the Shamrock III
did not cross the finish line. As often
said of the historic race when the
-mieriea won the cup, there was no
second. The Iteliance was about
three miles ahead. -
This successful result was achieved
only after four futile attempts to
sail oir the final race and after the
outcome had been admitted by even
Sir Thomas Lipton to be a foregone
conclusion. Yesterdny's was the
eighth attempt to sail a race. After
one fluke the ltelinnce won the two
following races, one by seven minutes
nnd three seconds and the other by
one minute and 19 seconds. A week
ago yesterday the first attempt to
sail the third race failed, and at
tempts have been made every day
this week. On two occasions the Ite
liance led the Shamrock III to the
finish line by about two miles, but
failed to reach it before the expira
tion of the time limit of five and a
half hours. Thursday's victory means
that the cup is destined to remain in
America until England is able to pro
duce a genius equal to Herreshoff in
Itnrely if ever has there been a
more spectacular finish than the Itc
lian6e's. After racing for more thnn
a hour at terrific speed through a
blinding fog, the Reliance burst
through the wall of mist upon the
vision of the speetntors on the fleet
assembled at the finish line and, heel
ing under a great bellying balloon jili
topsail until her lee rail was awash,
fled across the finish line almost be
fore the spectators could determine
for a certainty that it was she.
Highlands, Xevsink, X. J Sept. 4.
When the Erin had discharged her
passengers last night and the re-echo
of their cheers had died away, Sir
'x nomas Lipton said: "Two weeks
ago I was hopeful; last week I
knew I was doomed to defeat and
was disappointed, but today I am al
most glad in my own defeat, Amer
ica has been such a thoroughly gen
erous victor. I want again to thank
the American people for their gen
erosity to me in my defeat."
Prominent New Yorkers Tender a
UitiKiuct to n Gallant Sportsman.
Xew York, Sept. 5. Sir Thomas
Lipton was the guest of honor of the
Pilgrims of the United States at a
dinner given in his honor last night
at the Waldorf-Astoria. A
Nearly 150 men, prominent in many
walks of life, were present. Sir
Thomas arrived at 7:45 and for nearly
nn hour the gallant owner of Sham
rock III received his friends.
Sir Thoma's Lipton is still unde
cided whether to challenge ngain for
the America's cup. He said yester
day: "If I can find a man who can
design a boat to beat the Yankee
sloop I shall challenge again. To say
that I will not challenge again is uiL
true. If I do challenge again it will
bo with n ninety-footer."
Sir Thomas said that when Sham
rock III was sailing in Englnnd on n
02-foot water line, before her extra
weight wns removed to bring her
within the 00-foot limit, she did a
great deal better than after the
I'rUcu Wunts tlio Next Kitco.
San Francisco, Sept. 4. The Cali
fornia promotion committee lias Bent
a telegram to the president of tho
New York Yacht club Inviting tin,
club to select San Francisco hn.'bor
as the nextpour.su for the defense of
the Anierlcn's cup.
Kngliincr I'olliul tlio Holdup .lion,
Great Falls, Mont., Sept. 4 What Is
believed to have been an attempt to
hold up express No. 151 on tho Great
Northern railroad, almost within the
city limits of Great Fails, was foiled
Wednesday night by the engineer,
who run his train by the spot where
It was to have .been halted, so fast
that tho robbers could not get at
him. Just eost of the city the en
gineer saw figures by the side of the
track in the darkness. Somo one
shouted something, but the engineer
paid no attention. There wns n shot
and a ball passed within a foot of his
send und smashed aylass in tho cab.
AN IMPORTANT CASE.
'A Mandamus Proceeding; that llnlsci
a Question Never Hcforo Considered
by Any Court.
Pittsburg, Sept. 0. Judge Frnzer,
In common pleas court No. 2, on
Tuesday heard arguments lit the
mandamus proceeding of the Clyda
Conl Co. against the Pittsburg &
Lake Erie Railroad Co. The cuse in
of vital interest to manufacturers
nnd others who ship their products
by rail, and never before in this state,
and, as far as can be ascertained in
this country, lias the same question
arisen. It is merely tho question of
whether a corporation can compel n
Railroad corporation to furnish sum
'clcnt cars to carry on its industry.
Many questions of law were submit
ted to Judge Frnzer, after which the
court took the papers.
The prayer of the petitioner is that
the railroad company be required to
furnish it with cars ns rapidly as its
demands may require and promptly
meet all calls for cars; and if it can
not meet all calls for cars it shall
furnish them ratably nnd fairly to
the Clyde Coal Co. The coal company
claimed that it nt first had been fur
nished a sufficient number of cars,
but later by orders of the railroad
officials the cars were refused, but no
valid reason wns given. Finding it
self without sufficient enrs to carry
on its coal business, the Clyde Coal
Co. took the matter into court.
The defense argued that the Clyde
Coal Co. is not nnd never lins been a
regular shipper of coal over the rail
road and that the company's mine
and equipment is designated solely
for the shipment, of coal by river.
That tho plaintiff company' simply
seeks to avail itself of the facilities
of the road at such times only ns it
is unable to ship by river, or when
the price of coal is so high that it
mav be profitable to do so.
Tlio Names of Tlioao Clinrxftd with
Wrongdoing in I'oMal All'ulrs Will
Not bo nivulitcil Until Arrests ure
Washington, Sept. 0. After delib
erating for several weeks over a mass
of documents submitted by the post
office inspectors the federal grand
jury in this city yesterday returned
seven indictments in postal cases, in
volving six different persons. All the
indictments were kept off the public
record and both the officials of the
district attorney's office nnd of the
post office department refused to di
vulge names or details of the indict
ments until the parties indicted are
arrested. The identity of the indicted
individuals thus was left a matter of
Two other important events occur
red Monday in the postal inquiry.
Leopold Stern, the Baltimore con
tractor who disappeared from Balti
more before he could lie nrrested on
nn indictment returned July 3 last,
was located at Toronto nnd 'the long
delayed surrender of George W. Bea
vers, the former head of tho salary
and allowance division, to the Xew
York authorities took place.
Toronto, Ont., Sept. 0. Mr. Stern
declined to be seen when a reporter
called at his home yesterday. He re
ferred all callers tn ms attorney. Mr.
Stern's lawyer said tnat his client
was ready to appear before an ex
tradition judge and prove Ids inno
cence, which is interpreted as a de
claration that extradition proceed
ings will be fought to th'e end. He
will not leave the city, the attorney
said, and if an extradition wnrranjt-is
secured, Mr. Stern will at once leare
RIOTING AT BEIRUT.
Mohammedans and rhrlslluii Fight
nnd a Number of People are Killed.
Washington, Sept. 0. The stnto de
partment bus received a cablegram
from Minister Leishmnn, at Constan
tinople, in which he sa3's that a riot
occurred Sunday at Beirut in which
six Christians were killed and several
wounded. Two houses occupied by
Christians were pillaged by the sold
iery. The panic was general.
The navy department has received
the following cablegram from Rear
Admiral Cotton dated Beirut, Septem
"Violence and bloodshed between
Mohammedans and native Christians
occurred nt Beirut Sunday. Six
Greek Christians, two Mohammedans
nnd one Turkislysoldier killed; three
Greek Christians, three Mohamme
dans and three Turkish soldiers
wounded seriously. Other murders
reported. Flag lieutenant und United
States consul were present Sunday
and Monday in the disturbed quarter
and verify details of statement.
Turkish government willingly nffonl
cd facility for their investigation and
guard; promise 1,000 more Turkish
soldiers. Turkish soldiers present
nre sufficient if properly disposed of
to handle situation at Beirut. Well
patrolled and all quiet Sundny night
and Monday. Turkish governor prom
ises to do all in his power to restore
authority. Many houses closed and
business suspended. I have prepared
to hind force for protection of prop
erty of American citizens if situation
Tivolvo Veoplo Injured.
Joplin, .Mo., Sept. 0. In a wreck
yesterday on the Frisco railroad, one
mile south of Baxter Springs, Kan., 12
people were injured, two fatally. A
local passenger train ran Into n
freight truln standing on tho main
track. The fatally injured is an
unknown colored woman and an in
valid white woman who were travel
ing with two small children.
A Hoy illiirderur Conl'essnv.
Baltimore, Sept. '.). Cltnrlcs Jones,
a colored boy 13 years of ago, con
fessed to tho police yesterday that
he murdered Miss Caroline Link, on
August 28. Miss Link was found dy
ing in the candy store of her em
ployer nt an early hour of the morn
ing. She died without returning to
consciousness, Subsequently a
bloody club was found In the apart
ment nnd since then tlio police have
been looking for the perpetrator of
the crime. Tho boy said ho entered
tho store to tap the till and finding
Miss Link there he struck her on the
head twice and ran away.
Bulgarian Women and Children
Slain by Turks.
illnny Thousand of Aired nnd Help
less MnccdonliMin Fled to tlio
mountains, Wliero they Are
Starving War of Hxtor
mliintlon In Progress.
Sofia, Sept. 9. The Macedonian
Interior organization estimates that
150,000 women, children nnd old men
nre hiding in tho mountains nnd for
ests of Macedonia. The Turks ore
burning tlio forests in the districts
of Lcren and Kostur nnd killing fugi
tives who attempt to escape to tho
plains. The Vlnch village of Gopesh,
three hours distant from Monastir,
hns been burned by the Turks, who
nre reported to hnve thrown several
of tlie inhabitants into the fire. The
Bnshi Bazouks have destroyed the
village of Stollovo.
Thirteen thousand Turkish soldiers
nre assembled on the frontier at Pn
lanka, Kratovo and Gotsehiini, and
arc plundering the surrounding vil
lages. The people have not complain
ed, fearing that they may be murder
ed. In the district of Debritsi, vilayet
of Monastir, the soldiers are report
ed to be naked and starving and to be
robbing all around.
The general staff of the insurgents
ins issued a circular ordering the
bands not to molest the peaceful
Turkish and Albanian villages. The
"There will always be plenty of
time to take such measures."
Famine prevails in the district of
Krushevo, and the population is go
ing into tlio adjacent districts.
All reports from the vilayet of Mon
astir agree in describing the situation
ns appalling. Between 30,000 and 50,
000 Bulgarian inhabitants are be
lieved to have been massacred by tho
Turks nnd every Bulgarian village in
the vilayet has been destroyed. The
refugees in the mountains" nnd for
ests nre dying of starvation by thou
sands. At present it is impossible to
obtain precise figures. The revolu
tionary headquarters estimate that
30,000 Bulgarian men. women and
children have been killed, while nt
least the same number of refugees
are slowly perishing of hunger. In
oftlcinl circles these figures are re
garded as nn underestimate and offi
cials incline to the belief that- the
number of the massacred exceeds 50,
000. The Turks are apparently deter
mined to exterminate the entire Bul
garian population of the vilayet. The
actual details of the happenings out
side the town nre not available.
Tn government circles here the situ
ation is viewed with increasing alarm.
It is reliably stated that the Turkish
forces in Macedonia number 300,000.
It is considered impossible that such
a force is merely to crush the rebel
lion. It is feared that the sultan is
meditating an attack on Bulgaria.
According to u telegram from Con
fitnntinople the porte lias issued an
unconditional order tnat all European
correspondents must leave Mace
donia because they nre circulating
false news. The ambassadors have
been notified of this decision.
London, Sept. 0. A Sofia dispnteh
to the Daily Mail, dated September
8, says that the revolutionary com
mittee today will issue to the repre
sentatives of the powers a note fore
warning them of coming events. The
note is intended to justify the future
actions of the insurgents, and will
point to the probable total extermin
ation of the Christians as necessi
tating the employment of the same
atrocious measures by the revolu
tionaries against the Turks, nnd will
contend thnt the responsibility for
such desperate acts will rest with
A Monastir dispatch to the Daily
Mail says: "Vice Consul McGregor
tells me that the porte has informed
Hilmi Pacha that it has received n
threat from the Macedonian commit
tee that tho Insurgents intend to
murder a British consul or journal
ist, or an American missionary. Vice
Consul McGregor notified the Turkish
authorities that he will hold them
responsible for any murder by either
the Turks or the Bulgarians."
Salonica, Turkey, Sept. 0. Twelve
battalions of Turkish troops nro re
ported to have surrounded n large
revolutionary band near Ostroro, 30
miles from Monastir. Fighting in
Iinplro Wright's Decision.
Scrnnton, Pa., Sept. 9. Hon. Carroll
D. Wright, the umpire to whom was
referred the five disputes between tho
operators nnd miners' representa
tives on the board of conciliation ap
pointed under tho provisions of tlio
anthracite strike commission filed
his findings yesterday with T. D.
Nieholls, secretory of the board. In
dealing with the question of the em
ployers' right to discharge men for
nny cause other than of connection
with u labor union, Umpire Wright
agrees wholly with tho contention of
the operators and declares that the
right of an employer to discharge
without giving the cause of the dis
charge is sustained by the award of
Accident ut n funeral,
Denver, Sept. 9. Frightened by the
flushing of the black trimmings on
tlio hoarse at a funeral in Vulvcrdo
yesterday the team attached to the
next carriage In line ran away, the
carriage was overturned und nine
persons were injured.
Sliichollo Won tlio Knee.
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 9. The splen
did driving of Julius Slncholle, of
Paris, in a throe-cornered 15-milo
race with his brother Parisians,
George Pnpillon and Henri Page, was
tho feature at Grosso Polnto track
yesterday where tho nutomohllo races
postponed were run off. Slncholle
drove his cur four of tho 15 miles in
better thnn 1:04 and made tho
eleventh mjle in 1:02 S-S. The engine
of Papillon's car gave out u few feet
from the start, leaving only Slncholle
and Page competitors und the former
outclassed Page, winning the race by
a mile and a quarter
I OHIO NEWS. I
Und n Ilongh Voyncc.
Sandusky, Sept. 9. The stenmer
Louise, reported foundered in Lake
Erie nt 1 o'clock Tuesday morning,
arrived safely in Sandusky nt 3:4u,
with all on board safe. The boat,
which was bound for Leamington
Canada, reached there In safety, but
on the return trip big seas almost
swamped her and forced her to put
In at Pelee island. There tlio 125.
men, women and children slept in.
burns, porches nnd any other avail
able place. There were hotel accom
modations for only 12. At 2:30 a. m.
dipt. Declute decided to make the
run back to Sandusky. The short
voynge was full of incidents. The
heavy sea made almost everybody
aboard frightfully seasick, and when
the boat tied up at her dock it wan
several minutes before anybody could;
Cleveland, Sept. 9. On the appli
cation of P. B. Williams, president of
the United Cereal Co., of this city, L.
A. Lelghley was appointed receiver
by Judge Tilden Tuesday in common
pleas court. The petition filed by
Williams discloses u peculiar condi
tion of affairs which have existed In
the management. The concern wns
organized under the laws of Xew
Jersey and capitalized at $125,000. It
was stated by President Williams,
that $53,000 was the only stock issued
nnd thnt the company abandoned its.
corporate enterprise. According to
tho petition it owns real estate valued,
at $500 and an unpaid stock subserij
tion in the amount of $1,500, being;
Its only assets.
A Diamond Itobbcry.
Columbus, Sept. 7 Diamonds valued",
nt $11,000 -were stolen from the lona
shop of M. J. Daniels on South
High street Saturday night. Mr.
Daniels was taking the diamonds
from tlie window when two men.
walked into the store-nnd pushing re
volvers into his face, ordered liim to
throw up his hands. One of the men
grabbed the diamonds and both ran
out of the door. A man identified by
Daniels' clerk ns one of tlie robbers
was caught in tlie Hocking Valley
railroad yards and died suddenly af
ter being taken to the city prison.
There was nothing on his person to
give a clue to his name. Tlie cause of
death is a mystery. Tlie diamonds,
were not recovered.
A Ocatrncllvc Peal, e
Cleveland, Sept. 9. The old-fn.sh-ioned
potato bug has a new rival iu
northern Ohio, nnd is beaten severar
blocks iu tlie competition. The old
bug ate the leaves and left what be
am! his children couldn't devour. The
new one looks like a mosquito and
isn't content with n bare living. He
stings the stem of the potato vine
nnd quickly kills it. A farmer noai
nnvenna, who ships produce to tho
Cleveland market, discovered the
pest, ond the Ohio experiment station,
near Woostor is investigating.
ICcpiibllciin liny at State Fair.
Columbus, Sept. 5. Fridav was re
publican day at the Ohio State fair,,
but the party's speech-making meet
ing on tlie grounds was presided over
by a democrat, Hon. Lawrence T..
Xeal, the gubernatorial candidate of
Ids party aguinst William McKinley.
Tho orntors of the day were Secre
tary of the Treasury Shaw, who ap
peared as the personnl representative
of President Roosevelt, and Myron T.
Herrick, republican candidate for gov
ernor. Death of Klcliard Itrown.
Youngstown, Sept. 9. Richard
Brown, the pioneer iron manufac
turer of the Mahoning valley, is dead!
at his home here at tlie nge of 75
years. Mr. Brown was one of the
organizers of the Brown-Bonncll!
Rolling Mill Co., the oldest irom
works of tlie valley, now a part of
the Republic Iron and Steel Co. Ho
was president of tlie board of trus
tees of Mount Union college at Alli
ance. He leaves a widow.
Two Men 1'iitally Hurt.
Youngstown, O., Sept. 7. As the re
sult of nn explosion last night at the
Bessemer plant of the Republic Irom
and Steel Co. two men were fatally in
jured nnd two others seriously. The
fatally injured: Peter O'Harn.
James Matthews, master mechanic.
The explosion wns caused by a valve,
of the separator blowing off while
the men were making repairs in n.
A Unit on u Iliinlc.
Warren, Sept. 5. An idle rumor,,
which started from a remark that
tho bank hud closed on Friday caused!
a run on the savings department or
the Warren Savings bank. A largo
number of small depositors demand
ed their money. All claims were-,
promptly mot nnd the officials state
that tho deposits exceeded the with
drawals. The bank has moro tliniu
$1,000,000 in deposits.
Pound Stolen I'apors olVultin.
Tiffin, Sept. 9. Lyman Abbott, a.
Green Spring farmer, on Monday
found a bundle of papers stolen fronr
the Clyde postoillce, which was rob
bed some weeks ago. Tho papers
hod been hidden beneath an old,
fence. The paekogc contained a Xew
York draft for $22,000, and other
financial papers representing $100,000,.
Postmnster Meek, of Clyde, identified:
An Army oi' Children.
Cleveland, Sept. 9. There are 129,
148 children of school ago in Cuya
hoga county. The enumerators have
completed their work nnd tho report,
hns been compiled by Deputy Auditor
Corrnn. One year ago there were
125,015 boys and girls of school age,,
in increase for 1003 of 3,233. There
ire a few moro boys than girls, the
totals for each being 05,047 and 04,
101. Mlddloburg makes the bcHt show
ing of any township, with 800 chil
dren, ond Chagrin Falls township
trulls along at the tall end will