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VOL. XXXVII-NO. 7.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1901.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year
All the 'News of the Pfist Seven
IHHIE AND FOREIGN ITEMS
flews of th3 Industrial Field, Personal
and Political Items, Happening's
at Homo and Abroad.
THE SEWS FROM ALL THE WORLD
Scores of persons claim to have
teen a sea serpent 300 feet long at
Great South bay, L. I.
Peter Jackson and wife and four
other persons committed suicide in
The Logan livery barns were
burned at Richmond, Ind., and 20
horses were cremated.
The Atlanta Journal, voicing the sen
timents of 24 southern papers, de
mands that Senator Wellington, of
Maryland, be expelled for his disre
spectful attitude toward President Mc-Kinlej-.
Indiana day at the Buffalo fair was
abandoned out of respect for the presi
dent. Efforts to react a settlement o- the
ffteel strike have been unsuccessful.
The steel mills at xiay View, Milwau
kee, have started ud.
Nine men and three women were ar
rested in Chicago, charged with con
spiracy to murder President McKin
ley. Harvey Dwelle shot and killed Mrs.
Hannah Bornwasser at Covington,
Ky., and then killed himself. They
were former sweethearts.
Grand Army veterans in annual en
campment at Cleveland feel confident
that President McKinley will recover,
end are unanimous in the demand that
anarchists be driven from the United
C. F. Coortright, mail agent in New
"York state, was dismissed from gov
ernment service for saying he was
fflad ileTCinley was shot.
It is believed in official circles that
an attempt on the life of the president,
cabinet member or congressman
should be made a capital offense.
Specialists examined Czolgosz, who
Fhot President McKinley, and pro
jjounced him perfectly sane.
President Shaffer has been ordered
by the executive board of the Amalga
mated association to settle the strike
on the best terms possible.
Two persons were instantly killed,
two burned to death and one mortally
injured in a railroad wreck near Wood
Leon Czolgosz confessed that he was
the chosen agent of a band of anarchist
conspirators to kill the president. He
says he threw papers in a sewer giv
ing details of the plot.
John 71. Leffler, an inmate of the
Danville (111.) soldiers' home, was de
graded and expelled for saying he was
glad President McKinley was shot.
Cresceus and The Abbot will race
for a purse of $20,000 at Readville,
Mass., September 19.
The secret service bureau in Wash
ington has the name and description
of every anarchist in the United
Fire at Salt Lake City destroyed
the building containing the Oregon
Short Line railway offices, entailing
a loss of $250,000.
.Tames O. Stowe, former consul gen
eral to South Africa, arrived in New
York from Bremen.
Rhode Island day was celebrated
nt the Pan-American exposition and
joy was shown at the announcement
of the president's favorable condi
tion. Peter S. MeNally gave up his at
tempt to swim from Boston to New
York in 30 days.
The government report of crop
conditions shows that corn has not
recuperated. Wheat, barley, rye and
buckwheat are fully up to the ten
year averages. Apples will be scarce
and potatoes are considerably below
The chief of police of New York
ordered a census of anarchists with
a view to making the city too hot to
Residents cf Evcnston, 111., injured
i)owieiies with stones and spattered
them with eggs.
Secretary Wilson advocates the
abandonment of p blic receptions by
Emma Goldman, who is said by
Leon Czolgosz to have inspired him
to assassinate l'r sident McKinley,
was arrested in Chicago.
Martha E. agenf uhrer, of Buffalc,
made the trip through the whirlpool
rapids at Niagara falls in a barrel.
Grand army and naval veterans cele
brated Commodore Perry's victory on
Lake Erie by a great parade and lake
demonstration at Cleveland.
Frank McClathey, a jocke', was
killed in a race at the Jackson coun
ty fair at Carbondale, 111., by being
throws from lis horse.
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Chicagoanrt have been swindled out
of $150,000 through the use of counter
feit cigar labels and revenue stamps.
President Shaffer denied being or
dered to end the steel strike and said
the struggle would continue until the
strikers won. The combine has start
ed more mills.
Officials atAVashington received an
anonymous letter saying that if the
president survives he will yet be killed
and they are trying to discover the
Proof that Czolgosz belongs to a
band of murderers is now in the pos
session of Chief of Police Bull, of Buf
falo. The state of New York will be
his prosecutor, for shooting the presi
dent. A census bureau bulletin shows that
the percentage of negro population is
At the second annual encampment
and reunion in Buffalo of the National
Association of Spanish War Veterans
Col. J. Coryell, of Pennsylvania, was
elected commander in chief.
The Union League club of Baltimore
expelled Senator Wellington for his
expressions regarding thepresident.
Officials of the post office depart
ment are planning to keep anarchist
publications, including newspapers,
circulars and literature of all kinds,
out of the mail.
The parade of the grand army vet
erans in Cleveland was witnessed by
Nathan Fouts, his sister, Mrs.
Frank Niceum, her husband and their
18-months-old daughter were killed
by the cars at a crossing near Peru,
It is said that there are 10,000 an
archists in Chicago.
A movement is on foot to organize
a National Anti-Treating league, in
which Rev. T. De Witt Talmage and
Archbishop Ireland are leading fig
At Caspar, Wyo., Hans Wagner,
who expressed sympathy with the as
sassin, Czolgosz, was tarred and
feathered and ridden out of town on
The transport Sumner sailed from
San Francisco Jor Manila with a num
ber of passengers, chiefly wives of
army officers and school-teachers.
The Chicago limited on the West
Shore road was wrecked near East
wood, N. Y., and 25 passengers were
Johann Most, the anarchist, was ar
rested in New York city for express
ing his views too freely.
Over 100 delegates to the Colorado
Federation of Women's clubs narrow
ly escaped death in a dynamite ex
plosion. The Schley court of inquiry opened
in Washington with the declaration
by Schley's counsel that the sole
point at issue is whether he or Samp
son was in command at the battle of
Santiago. Admiral Dewey sustained
the protest against Admiral Ilowison
serving as a member of the court,
and the court adjourned until his suc
cessor is appointed by the navy de
partment. Commissioner of Immigration Fow-
derly is drawing up a bill for the ex
clusion of anarchists from the Unit
Steel workers at Joliet, 111., who
four weeks ago went on a strike in
response to President Shaffer's order,
decided at a joint conference to re
turn to work.
At the grand, army encampment iu
Cleveland, O., the report of the adju
tant general showed that the total
membership June 30, 190135 269,507,
n 6.678 posts.
Three negroes, Ernest Harrison,
Sam Reed and Frank Howard, whooon-
fessed to the murder of Washington
Thomas, an aged colored man, were
hanged by a mob at Wickliffe, Ky.
Four men were killed in a freight
wreck on the Great Northern road
near Cascade tunnel, in Washington.
Three explosions occurred in the
works of the American-Sehultze Fow
der company in Oakland, N. J., and five
men were killed.
Dr. I. Savlin, o Buffalo, a friend ox
Emma Goldman, is held for supposed
complicity in the anarchists' plot.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
Lucy Washington (colored) died in
Kokomo, Ind., aged 122 years.
Franklin Landers.congressman from
Indiana in 1874, died at Indianapolis.
A Manila dispatch says that Gen.
Hughes' campaign in the Island of
Leyte has resulted in the surrender
of the insurgent Col. Pacheco with
his entire command. This ends the
insurrection on that island.
The British captured an entire
Boer commando south of Petersburg,
The transport MeClellan arrived at
Manila with the congresisonal party
on board, who will examine into the
general administration of affairs in
the Philippines and report to con
gress. The city of Foo Chow, China, was
devastated by tire and looted by
coolies, who were routed by soldiers
after scenes of carnage.
A correspondent of a Chicago pa
per says hatred for Great Britain and
sympathy for the Boers is unanimous
It is the belief in London that
Kuchener's proclamation will net
bring about a general surrends in
A dispatch from Rome says that the
pope has been so impressed by the at
tack upon President McKinley that he
intends to take the initiative in joint
action by the Christian powers against
The king and queen of England,
czar and czarina of Russia, king of
Denmark, king of Greece and 23
princes and princesses went by the
same train from Fredensborg to
The Belgian government is draw
ing up a bill providing for the total
srppression of Sunday newspapers.
Biographical Sketch of the Late
William McKinley, Our Twenty-Fifth
SOLDIER, STATESMAN AND CITIZEN.
A Man Whose Spotless Integrity and
Lovable Personality Endeared
II I m to Men of All Parties Ills
Domestic Life Particularly Wor
thy of Emulation.
St. Louis, Sept. 15. Following is a
brief sketch of the life and services
of William McKinley, of whom may
be truthfully repeated the words he
uttered in paying a tribute to James
A. Garfield, who, also fell a victim to
the bullet of an assassin while occu
pying the presidential office:
"In him we find the best representa
tive of the possibilities of American
life. Boy and man, he typifies Ameri
can youth and manhood, and illus
trates the benefits and glory of our
free institutions. He did not flash
forth as a meteor; he rose with meas
ured and stately step over rough
paths and through years of rugged
work. He earned his passage to ev
ery preferment. He was tried and
tested at every step in his pathway
of progress. He produced his pass-
port to every gateway to opportuni
ty and glory. His state sustained him,
and at last the nation rewarded his
cotirage and consistency with the
highest honors it could bestow."
William McKinley was born at Xiles.
Trumbull County, Ohio, January 2! Irfto.
He attended the public schools in his
neighborhood until lMU, when the out
break of the civil war inflamed his am
bition and aroused his patriotism tc such
a degree that, although only 17 years old
he enlisted as a private soldier. His first
service was in the Twenty-third Ohio
volunteer infantry, with which he served
until the close of the war, beiri mustered
out as captain and brevet major at the
age of 21.
He then studied law and was admitted
to the bar, became a successful and popu
lar lawyer, and from 18i3 to lii.l was pros
ecuting' attorney for Stark county, O.
About this time he began t" turn his at
tention seriously to politics aid was elect
ed on the republican ticket to the Forty-
fifth, Forty-sixth. Forty-seventh, Forty
eighth, Forty-ninth and Fiftieth con
gresses. Jn tne nouse or representatives
he made himself more popular as a com
mittee worker than as a debater on the
floor. He made few speeches, but from
the beginning he showed mii'rh interest in
the tariff qffuestion, his first act as a rep
resentative being the presentation of a pe
tition from Ohio manufacturers. asKing
congress to take no action Jn the way of
tariff revision until a thorough investiga
tion of the needs of American industries
had been made. He actively supported
the civil service reform bill and Mr. Hol-
man's resolution declaring the unearned
land grants to the subsidy railroads for
feit to the government. Gradually he
came to be looked upon by the repub
licans in the house as a power In the par
tv, and at the republican national con
vention in 18S8 his name was f-ee!y men
tioned as a possible candidate for the
presidency; but in this conveniton Mc
Kinley led the Ohio delegation, which had
been instructed to vote for Senator John
It is an interesting fact in American
political history that there was a point in
the deliberations ol tne convention wntn
Maj. McKinley could possibly have had
the nomination had he been willing to
sacrifice the authorized candidate of his
state to his own interest, but he abso
lutely refused to let his name be used.
"I am here," he said, "by a resolution
of the republican convention of Ohio,
passed without one dissenting voice, com
manding me to cast my vote for John
Sherman and use every wormy endeavor
for his nomination. I accepted the trust
because my heart and judgment were in
accord with the letter and spirit and pur-
Dose of that resolution. It has pleased
certain delegates to cast their votes for
me. I can not, with honorable fidelity to
John Sherman, who has trusted me in his
cause and with his confidence; I can not
consistently with my own views of per
sonal integrity consent, or seem to con
sent, to permit my name to be used as a
candidate before this convention. I do re
quest, I demand, that no delegate who
would not cast reflection on me shall cast
a ballot for me."
Maj. McKinley went out of that conven
tion one of the most popular men in the
republican party, and as his views on
protection were the most pronounced of
all the protectionist leaders, it naturally
followed that the Harrison administra
tion placed the tariff question in hU
hands. The result of this action was the
drafting of a bill known as the "McKin
ley bill" which afterward became a law.
Without attempting to analyze this bill,
it is sufficient to say that it placed a
tariff for protection only on the highest
ground taken since the time when Henry
Clay first laid a protection proposition be
fore the country. Maj. McKinley rteired
from congress March 4, 1S91, leaving his
ability as a legislator and tariff maker to
be judged by his works, with an estab
lished party popularity and reputation. In
1891 he was,nominatea by tne republicans
for governor of Ohio, and was elected
over Gov. Jaro&s E. CampbelL the demo
cratic - candidate, after a most exciting
Many will recall the great republican
convention of 1S96, when William aicKin-
ley was first nominated for the presi
dency of the United States at St. Louis.
Thousands of delegates and spectators
crowded the temporary structure used as
-a. convention hall. The first day of the
convention was June lb, ls'JS. On the third
day of the convention, June IS, 1S96, the
names of McKinley and Hobart were put
in nomination and both were successful
on the lirst ballot. Then the nomination
was made unanimous and the wildest en
thusiasm prevailed among the 13.'K0 per
sons who thronged the big 'auditorium.
When Chairman Thurston called the
meeting to order on the day of the nomi
nation the enunciation of the platform
was read by Senator foraker and the
paramount issue of this platform was the
money question. Teller and Cannon on
that-day bade the convention and party
good-by. The session lasted for en hours
and resulted in the success of the gold
Four years later, June 21. 1900. in Phila
delphia, Presf'-.-nt 'William McKinley was
renominated by the republican party and
the nomination resulted in his re-election.
He was reinstalled in the position .of
chief executive of the nation March 4.
His Uoxie Lire.
If President McKInley'a public activi
ties and achievements have been typical
of the best Americanism, his home has
been equally a typical American home.
His visit to his sister, at Canton, just
after the war, decided the vocation he
should pursue. For another reason it was
a memorable and momentous visit. Dur
ing It he met one of his sister's friends, a
pretty schoolgirl, named Ida Saxton, the
daughter of James Saxton, a well-to-do
banker of Canton. A mere acquaintance
ship was formed, and when he went to
Albany to study law and she to a semin
ary at Media. Pa., to complete her educa
tion, they temporarily lost sight of each
other. But a few years later, when he re
turned to Canton to open his little law
office, and she came home from school,
they met again. Acquaintance ripened
Into friendship, and friendship into love.
It was ambitious for a struggling lawyer
to seek the hand of one of the pret'lest
and richest girls in the town, wh was
already besieged by an army of suitors.
But McKinley was not daunted by rival
ry, and presently won his suit the bost,
as he has often said, he ever won in all
.They were married on January 25, 1S71,
and their domestic life has ever since
been singularly happy, despite the afllic
tions that have come upon them. Two
daughters were born to them, both of
whom died in infancy. Since that time
Mrs. McKinley has been an invalid, and
her husband's devotion to her has been
as deeply affectionate as it has been un
tiring. GERMAN SYMPATHY. .
Telegram of Sympathy From tne
Germnn Emperor and Em
press. Dantzic, Sept. 14. Emperor Will
iam sent the following dispatch:
."To Mrs. McKinley, Buffalo: Her
majesty the empress and mj'self beg
j-ou to accept the expression of our
most sincere sorrow in the loss which
you have suffered by the death of
your beloved husband, felled by the
ruthless hand of a murderer. . May
the Lord who granted you so many
years of bappiness at the side of the
deceased, grant you strength to bear
the heavy blow with which he has
Signed. "WILLIAM, I. R."
Emperor William also sent the fol
lowing dispatch to Secretary Hay:
"I am deeply affected by the news
of the untimely death of President
McKinley. I hasten to express the
deepest and most hearfelt sympathy
of the German people to the great
American nation. Germany mourns
with America for her noble son, who
lost his life whilst he was fulfilling
his duty to his country and people.
Signed. . "WILLIAM, I. II.'
AFFLICTION MAKES US ONE.
Englishmen Make America's Loss
Their Own and Grieve Even
as Do We.
London, Sept. 16. It would be al
most impossible to record in detail
the remarkable outbtirst of sympathy
in Great Britain and her colonies over
the death of President McKinley,
proofs of which are continually arriv
ing here. Not only has King Edward
commanded the court to go into
mourning for one week, but wherever
a public meeting of any kind has been
held or wherever a public man has
had occasion to speak, expressions of
sympathy have been heard.
In every place of public worship
yesterday, from St. Paul's cathedral
and Canterbury cathedral down, the
preachers made special references to
the terrible event, invoking God's
blessing upon the United States and
the American people. Crathie church
at Balmoral, whose bells had never
before been used except on occasions
of national interest, broke the cus
tom and announced the event to the
TENNESSEE STATE NEWS
Weather and Crop.
Nashvtllk, Sept. 10. Section Direc
tor Bates' rsport of crop conditions in
Tennessee for the past week is 'as fol
lows: Fair and pleasant weather, with a
good pei cent age of sunshine, combined
to make" the past week an ideal au
tumn period and the most favorable
of the season for gtod progress in
growth and maturity of fall crops and,
for general farm work. - Most of the
early corp which failed to fill out has
been cut and shocked for winter stor
age. Late rorn Is advancing well to
Tobacco is ripening well and the cut
ting of the older portion of the crop
is in progrers. The crop is reported
generally as one of the best in several
vears. The damage by worms is not
reported serious anywhere.
Cotton affected unfavorably by the
rainy weather, has made rapid stalk
growth, to tre detriment of its fruit,
which has been shedding. It is open
ing rapidly, and picking is now in full
progress. Some of the early crop has
The latt. mfnor crops are reported in
good condition of growth. Peanuts
tive fine promise of good yields. Large
ouaitities ot pea vine and millet hay,
a' so crop grass, have been saved in
good coni.iticn. In come sections rye,
winter oats and barley are being sown
:or winter pasture, and extensive pre
parations aie being made for seeding
the wheat lands, of which a large area
is intended. Tn many sections the large
peach crop is being dried for market.
Apples are inferior and scarce, as a
rule. Pastures are fine, and stock re
ported ingenerally good condition.
Gang of Counterfeiter.
Government officers are just now
having a great deal of trouble with an
apparently well organized gang of
counterfeiters and bill raisers. From
half a dozen small towns through.
Middle Tennessee. Marshal Overall and
his assistants have received reports of
one dollar hills, raised to tens, having
been passed upon the unsuspecting, on
ly to be discovered after if was too late
to apprehend guilty parties. The
gang seems to be taking in all of the
better towns in Middle Tennessee,
gradually working north, but taking
pains not to go very close to Nashville.
So far the victims have been country
merchants and tollgate keepers,
though the raised bill passers seem to
have a spite against the latter. Four
out of five cases reported have come
from keepers of gates.
The Anti-Saloon League's Plans.
Conference of Superintendent John
R. Harris and the officers of the anti
saloon League of Tennessee was held
at Nashville a few days ago. Super
intendent Harris reported on the work
of the pasr three months and plana
for pushing the movement were dis
cussed. The report shows that super
intendents have been appointed in
nearly every county in the State; that
thirty-five subordinate leagues have
been organised with a membership of
between 1,600 and 1,700; that work for
the past three months has been con
fined largely to Middle Tennessee. It
waj decided to start a movement to
raise a campaign fund of three thou
sand dcllaio by contributions of 25
cents by 10J men in each county in the
Suit for Diamonds.
George A. Washington and wife
have filed a bill in the Chancery
Court at Nashville against the South
ern Express Company to recover $2,
400 of the jewelry said to have been
lost while in the hands of the com
pany. The bill charges that a pack
age of jewelry, containing a $1,500
diamond necklace, a pigeon-blood
ruby, a large sapphire and from twelve
to eighteen diamond stones, together
with a chain and pin of small value,
was expressed from the Albemarle
Hotel, New York City, to Cedar Hill,
Tenn., but upon arrival at Cedar Hill,
it is alleged that the package con
tained nothing but the small chain and
pin. Suit is brought to recover the
value of the other articles.
Gibson County Fair.
The Gibson County Agricultural
and Mechanical Association is mak
ing extensive preparations for its an
nual fair, which will be October 9, 10,
11 and 12. This is the only county fair
announced for this fall in West Ten
nessee, and the exhibitions will likely
be finer and the attendance even
larger than ever before.
Live Stock Commissioner Dunn ha
issued an order raising the quarantine
that was established some weeks ago
against Mississippi and Arkansas on
account of the epidemic of charbon
raging among, catlle in those States.
Good Citizen Gone.
Charles E. McConnell, one of Obion,
county's good citizens, died at his
home near Union City last week.
The State board of equalization has
reduced the assessment on the Nash
ville Railway and Electric Light and
Power Company, which is owned by
the same parties as the railway com
pany. The railway assessment was
cut from $2,800,00) to $2,400,000, and
the light company from $500,000 to
The Phosphate Flrl la.
That the rich phosphate fields of
Mt. Pleasant will be consolidated un
der one great company 6eems to be
almost an assured fact.
NEGROES HOLD THEIR OWN.
No Decline In the Per Cent, ot .Population,
Though 'White Are Augmented
Washington, Sept. 14. Eight of the
11 census bulletins covering the popu
lation of the state in groups by nativ
ity, race, etc., have been made public.
They show that the decline in the pro
portion of the colored to the total
population between 1SS0 and 1S90 has
not again taken place. Twenty j-ears
ago 13.1 per cent, of the population
of the United States was colored; in
1890 the percentage had dropped to
11.9. This time, if the ratio for the
eight-elevenths of -the country al
ready computed holds good, the col
ored population will represent 11.7
per cent, of the total practically a
A statistical factor in our totals
which shows the negro's power of sus
taining his numbers in the competi
tion is that of immigration, all of
which is white. During the decade
just closed several millions white peo
ple have doubtless come to this coun
try as immigrants, and yet that added
to the increase from births in the
white race does not make a total
which greatly exceeds the relative in
crease from birth alone in the col
TO CARRY THE GOSPEL.
Missionary Steamboat Being Fitted Tp at
a Cost of 825,000 for Mississippi
Clinton, la., Sept. 14. There is now
being constructed at the marine ways
in this city a magnificent steamboat,
the mission of which will be the
strangest of any craft afloat on the
inland waters of this country. The
contract for this boat was let by Rev.
T. M. Nichols, of Minneapolis, who is
a minister of the church of the Chris
tian Brethren. The boat is to be used
exclusively for mission work on the
Mississippi river and its tributaries,
in the winter on the lower river and in
the summer on the upper Mississippi.
Entire families will make their homes
on this boat and 100will have perma
nent headquarters on the steamer.
The boat will be landed at the princi
pal towns and a large tent will be
pitched in which the religious work
will be carried on. There will be a
band on the boat, and wherever a
landing is made the band will parade
the streets in an automobile. When
completed the boat will be 175 feet
in length, with 30-foot beam. It will
be handsomely fitted up and will cost
SHOWED NO REGRET.
Einma Goldman, When Shown a Dispatch
That President McKinley Would Die,
Exhibited Little Peeling.
Chicago, Sept. 14. When shown the
Associated press dispatch announc
ing the inevitable death of the presi
dent, Emma Goldman, the anarchist
lecturer, now being held at the Har
rison street station, carefully adjust
ed her glasses, read the bulletin and
after a moment's pause, without a
change of expression, said: "Very
sorry." Absolutely no shade of re
gret or pity showed itself upon her
countenance. "I do not see how that
can affect my case," she added, "if it
is carried on lawfully and legally.
They have no evidence against me.
Chief Bull and Chief O'Neill have ad
mitted that they have none. They
ere holding me without evidence. The
death of McKinley would only length
en my term of imprisonment if they
convicted me. I feel very bad for the
pake of Mrs. McKinley; outside of
that I have no sympathy."
NO HOUSE OR STREET.
Ttarher at Redfleld. Kans., Who Kxpressed
Gladness Over McKlnley's Shooting
Had to Leave Town.
Fort Scott, Kan., Sept. 14. A. F.
Smith, proprietor of a barber shop at
Tiedfield, who said he was glad the
president was shot, left Kedfield with
his family and furniture because of
r. unique ostracism on the part of
the town. On the morning after he
made the disloyal utterance he was
ordered to evacuate the building in
which his shop was located. He went
home and was ordered to leave the
house which' his family occupied.
Then- he went down town to make
arrangements to move. A committee
of citizens presented him with some
resolutions adopted at a mass meet
ing, forbidding him a right to the
streets of the town and ordered him
to get off of them. Time was given
him to pack his furniture and get
his family ready to move. He said he
was going to Missouri.
Punished for Trying to Kiss a Woman.
Ardmore, I. T., Sept. 14 Because
Dr. James Powell, of Troy, attempted
to kiss Mrs. John Gallion, of the
same town, he was fined $300 and
sentenced to jail for 30 days by United
States Commissioner Hardy. The
case will be appealed.
Ramsay in llowlson's Place.
Washington, Sept. 14. Admiral
Dewey informed Admiral Schley Fri
day that the court of inquiry will re
sume its sessions on Monday morning
next. The third member of the court,
Admiral Eamsay, will fill the place
vacated by Rear Admiral Ilowison.
Still Fighting In the Philippines.
Manila. Sept. 14 Active military
operations are progressing in the
neighborhood of Cabago. The Eighth
regiment had engagements with the
insurgents and destroyed several
quantities of stores and much ammu
nition. A Wronged Wife's Revenge.
Omaha, Neb., Sept, 14. Mrs. Mol
lie Mabray followed her husband to
Omaha and has disfigured for life Misa
Maud Hrjison, whom she accused ol
ruining her domestic happiness. The
girl's face is frightfully burned.
Minneapolis Man Given Highest
Office in Gift of G. A. R.
All Pension Legislation Referred to Execu
tive Committee Prade Witnessed by
Hundreds of Thousands of People ,
Loss in G. A. K. Membership.
Cleveland, O., Sept. 14. The sur
viving veterans of the greatest war
in all the annals of history, of tho
greatest struggle for human liberty
the world has ever seen that iron,
gray host of God known as the Grand
Army of the Republic have again
responded to the bugle call "and yes
terday fell into line as they were
wont to do in the dark days of t he
civil war. It is estimated that near
ly half a million people were spec
tators of the magnificent pageant.
The column was over eight miles in
length and was splendidly handled,
the column moving steadily and with
scarcely a halt or break until the en
tire line had passed the reviewing
stand. The governors of several states
marched in the line with their re
spective posts and were proud to go
afoot with their old comrades in the
old way. Senator M. A. Hanna
caught the infection of the hour and
left the reviewing stand to march
down the line with Memorial post. In
addition to the regular line of veter
ans, 90 bands and 10S drum corps in
cessantly poured forth patriotic and
The first day of the national con
vention of the G. A. R. was taken up
with the reading of the reports by
the commander-in-chief, adjutant
general, chaplain and the various
committees. The proceedings were
prefaced with the adoption of a res
olution offered by Gen. Daniel E.
Sickles, tendering to the president the
affectionate sympathy of the G. A. R.
Commander-in-Chief Kassienr, In a
spirited address, severly arraigned
Pension Commissioner Evans upon his
administration of the affairs of the
pension bureau. His complaint em
braced alleged unfairness and dere
liction of duty in office. Gen. Sickles
was careful to exonerate President
McKinley and directed his attack at
the head of the pension bureau. Commander-in-Chief
Rassieur made a
supplemental report to his address in
which he made a sharp attack upon
the officers of the pension bureau at
Washington. He urged that the com
mittee be instructed to prepare
charges against the pension commis
sioner and that these charges be pre
sented to the president, asking for an
investigation of the same.
The report of the adjutant general,
F. M. Sterrett, showed that the total
membership June 30, 1901, was 269,
507, in 6,678 posts. The gains during
the last year were 30,019, and the
losses 37,172. The number on the rolls
June 30, 1901, including 25,550 sus
pended, was 295,057.
The report of the gTand chaplain
showed that on nst Decoration day
the graves of 3i2,S46 veterans were
The roll showed a total voting
strength of 1,340, including delegates,
department commanders and past de
The Woman's Relief corps is in a
prosperous condition, the treasurer's
report showing a total in all funds of
$12,140, with no liabilities. The roll
of officers and delegates of the W. R.
C. showed a total voting strength of
Torrance for Commander.
Cleveland, O., Sept. 14. Judge Ell
Torrance, of Minneapolis, was unan
imously elected commander-in-chief
of the Grand Army of the Republic
at Thursday's session of the annual
convention. Gen. Daniel E. Sickles, of
New York, withdrew from the fight,
leaving the field to Stewart and Tor
rance. The balloting stood 230 to
476 in favor of Torrance when Com
rade Wagner, who had the Stewart in
terests in hand moved to make Tor
rance's election unanimous. The
other officers elected were: Senior
vice commander, John McElroy, of
Washington; junior vice commander,
James O'Donnell, of I'linois; surgeon
general, Dr. W. R. Thrall, of Cincin
nati; chaplain-in-chief, L. N. Boyle,
The council of administration dis
posed of the report of the pension
committee by referring both major
ity and minority reports to the commander-in-chief
and to a committee
on pensions to be appointed by him
with instructions that at a suitable
time, in the discretion of the commander-in-chief,
the whole subject
matter shall be brought to the atten-,
tion of the president of the United
States for his consideration.
The Ladies of the Grand Army of
the Republic at yesterday's session
of their fifteenth annual convention
elected the following officers: Presi
dent, Mrs. Emma Wall, of Lawrence,
Kan.; senior vice president, Elsie
Waggoner, of San Francisco.
Mrs. Carlista B. Jones, of Bradford,
Vt., was elected president of the
Women's Relief corps by acclama
tion. The Colored Veterans organized a
national association with J. L. Du
part, of New Orleans, as president.
Bill to Cover. Assault on the President.
Washington, Sept. 14. Messrs. Bot
kin and Bynum, members of the com
mission to rej'ise and codify the crim
inal ' and penal laws of the United
States, since the attack upon the life
of the president have been investigat
ing the authorities with a view to the
preparation of a law making an as
sault tipn the president with the in
tent to murder cognizable in the
courts of the United States and pun
ishable by death. They have prepared
a draft of a bill to be submitted to
cpngress making assault upon the
president punishable by dAtb.
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