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VOL. XXXVII-NO. 9.
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I WEEK'S RECORD
All the News of the Past Seven
HOME AXD FOREIGN ITEMS
Newg of the Industrial Field, Personal
and Political Items, Happenings
at Home and Abroad.
THE SEWS FROM ALL THE WORLD
President Shaffer, of the Amalga
mated association, in a statement
giving reasons compelling settlement
of the steel strike and terms secured,
blames deserters and leaders of oth
er labor unions.
President Roosevelt took up his
residence in the white house. The
last of the personal effects of his
predecessor were packed and shipped
A company has been formed to lay
a cable from the California coast to
Hawaii and the Philippines, with
branch lines to Japan and China.
The income of Mrs. McKinley, ac
cording' to an intimate friend, will
amount to $13,000 a year.
The story of the famous ''loop" bj
the Brooklj'n during1 the Santiago
battle, as told before the board of
inquiry in Washington, shows that
the Texas was put in peril and forced
to stop, losing" three miles.
The torpedo boat Nicolson and sub
marine boat Porpoise were launched
at Elizabethport, X. J.
Judge Chetlain ordered the dis
charge in Chicago of nine men ac
cused of conspiring to kill the pres
ident, because there was no evidence
to connect them with the crime.
Admiral Sampson formally resigned
his post as commandant of the
Charleston (Mass.) navy yard.
Chicago's city council will memo
rialize congress to enact at its next
session laws curbing the freedom of
speech employed by anarchists.
Coal mine strikers at Madison ville,
Ky., fired on the guards, and the
governor was asked to send troops
to the scene.
Gen. Wood expects to return to
Washington in November with a Cu
ban delegation empowered to nego
tiate a reciprocity convention with
the United States.
Xineteen sophomores of the Unr
versity of Alabama have been sus
pended for hazing.
A verdict of guilty of murder In
the first degree was reported by the
- jury in Buffalo which tried Leon F.
Czolgosz for the assassination of
Miss Sarah Williams, aged 52, of
Muncie, Ind., gave her fiance, Charles
Hawkins, $3,400, and he never came
Emma Goldman, the anarchist, was
liberated from jail in Chicago for
want of prosecution.
President Roosevelt's disinclina
tion to have a body puard is worry
ing Washington officials.
John Cabilli, editor of an anarchist
paper at Spring Valley, 111., has been
warned to leave town.
Illinois day at the Pan-American ex
position will be celebrated Monday,
The whole world has been connect
ed by electric telegraph with, the
J. S. Croswell, an instructor in the
school of mines at Rolla. Mo., shot
and killed Miss Mollie Fowell, aged
19, who had rejected his offer of mar
riage, and then killed himself.
One negro was killed and two
white men injured in a race riot at
Somerville, Tex. Gov. Sayers sent
troops to quell the disturbance."
The postmaster pen era 1 has decid
ed not to issue McKinley memorial
stamps because of the length of time
required to prepare them.
Gen. MacArthur, addressing the Mil
waukee board of trade, said the stars
and stripes would never be pulled
down in the Philippines, but the
United States would develop a won
derful republic there.
The casket containinp the remains
of Abraham Lincoln in to be incased
in a solid block of concrete and
buried beneath the present vault at
Springfield, 111., never to be disturbed
Senator Brcnholt, of Alton, has
been called to act as governor of Illi
nois until October 1, in the absence
of Gov. Yates and Lieut. Gov. North
The monthly statement of the col
lections of internal revenue shows
that in August the receipts were $22,
167,1'Jl, a decrease as compared with
August, 1900, of $3,42S,525.
President Roosevelt began work on
his first message to congress, in which
his policy will be defined. Mrs. Roose
velt and two of her children arrived at
the white house.
Capt. L. W. Robinson, of the navy,
has been retired under the age limit
'with rank of rear admiral.
Favorable reports continue to come
from Mrs. McKinley. She has not ex
perienced any real change, but for the
j last week has had no symptoms of re-
j lapse and pives every indication of
steadily regaining her normal condi
tion. Henry W. Wood, of Xorwich, N. Y.,
fatally shot his former housekeeper.
Mrs. Elizabeth Greenleaf, because she
had left him, and then committed sui
Marine insurance companies figure
their losses on the great lakes for this
season at nearly $1,400,000.
Maj. Gen. Corbin returned to Wash
ington from his Philippine trip. He
praised the condition of troops in the
Harvard and Yale athletes defeated
Oxford and Cambridge teams in field
games in Xew York by winning six of
the nine events.
Official functions at the white house
have been postponed until after the
close of the year. Delegations will not
be received during the 30 days of
Samuel Gompers and John Mitchell
challenged President Shaffer to prove
his charges that they had neglected
Amalgamated association men.
Daleville, Ind., with 1,000 population.
was overlooked at the time the last
A driver repulsed two highwaymen
who tried to hold up a stage near Do
ver, X. H.
The father, brother and sister of
the convicted assassin Czolgosz- vis
ited him in his cell in the Buffalo jail,
but the murderer expressed no repret
for his crime.
Judge William R. Day and others of
the McKinley funeral committee took
steps in Canton, O., lookinpo a per
manent monument organization.
Sentence of death by electrocution
during the week beginning October 2Z
was pronounced upon Czolgosz, and
then the assassin of President Mc
Kinley was removed from Buffalo to
Auburn state prison, where the sen
tence is to be carried out.
The first race between the Colum
bia and Shamrock II. was a failure
because they did not finish within
the time limit. Columbia was three-
quarters of a mile ahead when the
race was- declared off.
President Shaffer has accepted the
challenge of Gompers and Mitchell
to show blame on their part in the
Edith W. went three straight heats
at Cincinnati in 2:054, 2:05 and
2:05'4, breaking all records for three
Caleb Harvey, of Laporte, Ind., died
of heart disease caused by weeping
over McKinlev's death.
A census bulletin on manufactures
shows a great increase in wood pulp
mills and output during last ten years.
Vassel Laketch, who held up and
killed Paymaster Hassler, of the South
west Coke company, was hanged at
Capt. Wise, of the Yale, may be court-
martialed for failure to notify Schley
of the location of the Spanish fleet.
More proof was brought out at the in
quiry in"Washington that Schley was
kept in ignorance concerning impor
Seven men were killed and seven se
riously in jnred by an explosion at gas
works in Xewark. N. J.
Abraham Lincoln's body was placed
in its final tomb in Oak Ridge ceme
tery, Springfield, 111. " The remains
were positively identified before put
ting the casket in its cement grave.
PERSONAL A?iD POLITICAL..
Frederick Frajiey, president of the
Xational Board of Trade and a vet
eran financier, died in Philadelphia,
aged 97 years.
Judge Jeremiah Wilson, aged 73,
senior counsel for Admiral Schley in
the naval inquiry, died suddenly in
Washington. Judge Wilson repre
sented an Indiana district in the
Forty-second and Forty-third con
presses, afterwards removing to
Seth Low, president of Columbia
university, has been nominated for
mayor of Xew York by the repub
licans. Gen. Jose Maria Chaves, of Abiquiqu,
X. M., celebrated his one hundredth
Daniel A. Ray, of Oak Park, 111., Unit
ed States marshal for Hawaii, died
suddenly at Honolulu.
Xew Jersey republicans nominated
Franklin Murphy for governor.
John George Xicolay, private secre
tary to President Lincoln, died in
Washington, aged 70.
A fire in the town of Kallundborg,
Denmark, destroyed property valued
Estrada Palma, the leading candi
date for president of Cuba, outlined
a policy for the island which meets
with popular approval. He urges
close relations with the United
A large section of Bergen, Xorway,
was burned, the damage amounting
to several million kroner.
Floods were causing destitution in
the Yangtse valley in China. Ten
million persons were homeless.
In the past two years the rebellion
in Colombia has cost the government
over $200,000,000, and the sacrifice of
American Consul Malmros at Colon
warned Colombian insurgents not to
interfere with free transit across the
Isthmus of Panama and prevented an
attack on Colon.
Manj' ships were wrecked during
a hurricane that swept over the
Azore islands and there was great
loss of life.
Miss Stone, an American mission
ary, is being held by Bulgarian brig
ands for ransom.
The American board of missions will
pay the ransom demanded by Bul
garian bandits for the release of
IS HI I1MR
The Schley Court of Inquiry Drags
Along Upon Very Tedious
IS PR03ING THE COAL QUESTION NOW.
An Attempt to Reduce to Exactitude
a Matter that Naval Men are Ac
customed to Approximate Leada
to Con Canton of Present "With
Washington, Sept. 30. The bright
sunshine and fresh air had the effect
of bringing all the members of the
Schley court of inquiry and the at
tendants upon it to the court build
ing rather earlier than usual.
The first new witness of the day
was Commander James M. Miller, who
was in command of the collier Merri
mac while that vessel was a part of
Admiral Schley's flying squadron.
Commander Miller's testimony re
lated entirely to he matter of coal
ing off the Cuban coast, and was only
of technical interest. His log was in
complete. He said:
"When I was taken out summarily
from the Merrimac, nearly everything
I had was lost, and the only thing I
can remember now, with the few
notes I have here, is in this log.
The court asked: "Could you have
coaled any of the vessels on May 25,
had you been ordered to do so?"
To this the reply was: "I should
Jude so, to the best of my knowledge
and belief. I say I could coal, yes I
could coal at any time, but, then, I
could not have coaled comfortably.
For the other ships it was what we
call a nasty sea, and squally, rainy
weather, and if I had my choice I
would not have on that day; that is,
Capt. Miller was succeeded on the
witness stand by Capt. Theodore F,
Jewell, who commanded the cruiser
Minneapolis during the Spanish war.
Capt. Jewell said that he had first
fallen in with the flying squadron,
under command of Commodore
Schley, on the evening of May 26
Capt. Iemly quoted from Admiral
Schley's letter to the senate commit
tee on naval affairs, dated February
18, 1899, saying "After having been
informed bv the scouts commanded
by such officers as Sigsbee, Jewell and
Wise, that, although they had been
off Santiapo for a week, they had.
seen nothing of Cervera's fleet since
it left Curacao," and asked whether
he had given to Admiral Schley this
information or any other information
concerning the Spanish fleet. The
witness replied: "I gave him no in
formation with reference to. that sub
The judge advocate asked: "At the
time you were within signalling dis
tance of the flagship of the .flying
squadron off Santiago were you at
any time asked any question by Com
modore Schley as to the presence of
the Spanish squadron in Santiago."
"Xot to my recollection.
"Do you recollect whether you
went on board the flagship Brooklyn
t this time?"
"I did not go on board that day."
Capt, Jewell said that when he had
first seen Admiral Schley's state
ment as to the information he might
have given concerning Cervera's fleet,
he had written a letter to the depart
ment denying that he had done so.
Objection was made to this line of
testimony, and it was not persisted in.
The witness said, in reply to a ques
tion from Mr. Itayner, that he had no
knowledge that Capt. Sipbee, speak-
ng for himself and for Captains
Jewell and Wise, stated to Commo
dore Schley on the 26th, at Santiago,
that neither he (the witness) nor
Wise nor himself (Sigsbee) had seen
anything or knew anything of the
movements or whereabouts of the
Spanish fleet. Nor did he know wheth
er Capt. Sigsbee wrote a letter to
Commodore Schley stating that that
was a fact.
The court here asked a question
which opened up the coaling question.
The question was as follows: "How
far could the Minneapolis have gone
with her 400 tons of coal at the time
"If I had burned 400 tons of coal I
could have made something like
twelve or thirteen hundred miles.
That would have left the bunkers
empty. I was burning about 95 tons
a day, and on that making 14 or 15
Drawing from Capt. Jewell the fact
that the distance from Santiago to
Key West is 850 miles, Mr. Royner
"In view of what you said just now,
will you explain the signals I read:
8:30 p. m., May 26, flagship to the
Minneapolis: 'Have you enough coal to
go to Key West?'
" 'Minneapolis to flagship: 'Just
"How do you explain that?"
"I am giving my recollection at the
time. As I said, my coal supply was
reduced and I was concerned. There
were a great many signals being made
and I replied to the signal without
consulting the coal account particu
larly, and I considered that threa
day's steaming was about the limit 1
could safely go."
"There is an error here of about
E00 to 600 miles. Eight hundred, and
1,300 of 1,400 are very different."
"I "estimated the distance I could
steam. I did not usually provide foi
burning every ounce of coal in the
bunkers and, furthermore, we have
got to allow for contingencies. I wai
hauling the fires from the boiler
very often oa account of the leak
starting fresh fires in other boilers.
' My coal expenditure was variable. I
could not depend upon it."
"Then, at this time you just had
enough, according to these signals, to
go to Key West?"
"I arrived in Key West with less
than 100 tons of coal on board."
Capt. Jewell was then excused and
Capt. McCalla was recalled for the
purpose of correcting his testimony.
While he was on the stand the court
asked him two questions, which to
gether with the replies, were as fol
lows: By the court: "Was there any place
in .the vincinity of Cape Cruz where
large vessels eould have found pro
tection from westerly or southwest
Answer: "There was no place where
the large ships could take protection
from westerly and southwesterly
winds. The prevailing winds were
from the east, and a southwesterly
wind is of short duration in that vi
cinity and means change of direction
to the north very quickly."
By the court: "Had the .fleet of
Cervera been in the harbor of Cien
fuegos could it have been seen by the
vessels blockading that port?"
"I should say not. The upper part
of the masts might have been seen if
thej' had been in the stretch of the
river where it turns to the east, but
I should not expect to have found
them there. If they were behind the
hill, they could not have been seen
in my opinion."
Capt. McCalla then was excused
finally, and the court adjourned for
During the examination of Admiral
Evans at the afternoon session, the
judge advocate asked the witness con
cerning a statement by a lieutenant
of the Spanish navy, printed by the
navy department, to the effect that at
dark the American ships withdrew to
the southward, disappearing. The in
troduction of this book was objected
to, and Admiral Dewey said:
"The witness has already told what
distance was maintained by the fleet.
We don't care for that kind of infor
mation. Admiral Evans was there,
and can make answer for himself.
"We want facts; not newspaper ar
ticles." Admiral Evans testified that before
leaving Key West on May 20, to join
the flying squadron at Cienfuegos,
Capt. Chadwick had communicated to
him the secret code arranged by Capt.
McCalla. He had not, however, re
ported this code to Admiral Schley
upon his arrival, supposing that the
admiral knew about the code.
TRAGEDY AT DE SOTO, MO.
John Mfloy and Mrs. Sadie Uren are
Now Said to Have Been Fonlly
De Soto, Mo., Sept. 30. Testimony
indicating that John Meloy and Mrs.
Sadie Uren, who were killed, Saturday
night, in the woman's home, were
both murdered, and did not die, as
was at first believed, from wounds in
flicted by Meloy, was given at the cor
William Greenhill and Daniel Green
hill, brothers of Mrs. Uren, admitted
on the witness stand that they had
struck both Mrs. Uren and Meloy in
the head with an ax and a hatchet,
declaring they did so because of ex
citement brought about by their be
lief that Meloy had shot their sister
and then turned the weapon on him
self. Doctors Farrar, nipginbotham and
Auerswold, three of the most eminent
surgeons in this section of the coun
ty, swore that the ax and hatchet
wounds had been inflicted before the
bullets were fired into the heads of
the dead man and woman.
More startling was the testimony of
the doctors that the pistol used was
thrust directly into the wounds in
flicted by ax and hatchet, and then
flred. The wounds of both Meloy and
Mrs. Uren are in the right temple,
and very similar, and the bullet was
found in "the same place under the
scalp at the back of the head in each
All three physicians stood firm in
the statement that the bullets were
fired into the brain after the gashes
were inflicted by ax and hatchet, and
declared that when they drew the
gashes together there was no indica
tion of a bullet wound. The flesh to
the skull, they seated, was powder
burned, and on-the skin outside of the
wounds there was no indication of
such a nature.
Both the ax and hatchet were intro
duced in evidence. Blood stains cover
them. The revolver, also covered with
blood, was shown, but the identity of
its owner has not been established.
Mrs. Uren, said to be one of the
handsomest women in De Soto, and
for years a reigning belle, was
wealthy. She obtained a divorce from
Albert Uren, about three months ago.
eH now lives in St. Louis.
John Meloy was of a pood family,
and returned only Saturday from Tex
as. Several persons have stated, but
not on the witness stand, that upon
arriving in De Soto Meloy attempted
to borrow a revolver, claiming that
the Greenhill brothers had threatened
to kill him if he went near their sis
Burned fay Molten Metal.
Yoomgstown, O., Sept. 30. Three
men were badly burned by an explo
sion of molten metal at the upper
furnace of the Brier Hill Iron & Coal
Co.f at three o'clock Monday morn
ing. The injured are: Joseph Burtz,
Thos. Parker and Angelo Peppo. The
two former probably will die of their
Colorado Forest Fire.
Red Cliff, Col., Sept. 30. The big
gest forest fire ever known in this vi
cinitq is raging on Battle mountain
and threatening the town.
i m in.
The Officers Are Now Said to Be
Included Among the List
ATTACKED BY FOUR HUNDRED BOLOMEN.
The Americans Killed About One
Hundred and Forty ot Their As
tailants Before Being; Overcome
Gen. Hashes Going to the Scene
in Command of Troops.
Manila, Sept. 30. Gen. Hughes,
from the islajd of Samar, reports the
arrival of Sergt. Markley and one
private at Tannan (?) from the tight
at Balangiga, where over 40 men of
Co. C, Xinth infantry, were killed by
insurgents, who attacked the troops
while at breakfast Saturday last. The
men who have reached Tannan say
the officers of the company, who were
at first reported to have escaped,
were killed with the majority of the
company. The troops were attacked,
while preparing breaksfast, by 400
bolomen, of whom the Americans
killed about 140. Many of the soldiers
were killed in their quarters before
they had time to grasp their rifles.
Gen. Hughes is going to the scene
of the disaster and will personally
command the troops.
New Branch of the Katlponan.
A new branch of the Katipunan has
been discovered at Tarlac, capital of
the province at that name. The ob
ject of the society is the slaughter of
the whites. Marcelino Mariville, pres
ident of Banoang, is the chief of the
new branch, which includes numbers
of the native constabulary, who were
recently armed. One policeman ad
mits that he was taxed a dollar and
was ordered to make bolos. A regu
lar collection has been made by the
organization from the natives, either
by persuasion or threats, and an up
rising "had been planned for an early
Guerilla Warfare Prevails.
The conditions in Tayants (Taya
bas) and Batangas are not reassur
ing. The worst kind of guerilla war
fare prevails there. The insurgent
forces are distributed, under cover,
along every road and trial and wait
for travelers in ambush.
The insurgent leader Caballos (who
formerly belonged to Gen. Cailles'
command, but who refused to surren
der with Cailles) is retreating to the
mountains. The main forces of the in
surgents are scattered in bands over
the province, where they dig up rifles
when there is an opportunity to use
THE OFFICERS KILLED.
Capt. Connell, Lieut. Bnmpus and
Dr. Griswold Anion the Dead.
Washington, Sept. 30. In addition
to the enlisted men, three commis
sioned officers of Co. C, Niuth infan
try, are supposed now to have been
killed in the action in Samar, Philip
pine islands, last Saturday.
The officers are: Capt. Thomas W.
Connell, First Lieut. Edward A. Bum
pus, Surgeon Ti. S. Griswold.
A question having arisen as to the
accuracy of the cablegram received at
the war department, Sundaj from
Gen. Chaffee, the cable company was
directed to repeat it. The repetition
I disclosed some inaccuracies that ma
terially changed the message. As cor
rected, the dispatch reads:
The Revised Dispatch.
Manila, Sept. 29. Adjutant Gen
eral, Washington: Huge's reports fol
lowing from Bassey, southern Samar:
Twentj'-four men Co. C, Xinth regi
ment, U. S. infantry, 11 wounded, have
just arrived from Balangiga; remain
der company killed. Insurgents se
cured all company supplies and all
rifles except three. Company was at
tacked during brenkfast, morning
September 28; company 72 strong; of
ficers, Thomas W. Connell, captain;
Edward A. Bumpus, first lieutenant;
Dr. R. S. Griswold, major surgeon.
Officers AmooK the Missing;.
As corrected, the dispatch shows
that Co. C, of the Ninth, suffered the
disaster. No company was mentioned
in the dispatch made public Sunday.
The serious discrepancy between the
original and the corrected dis
patches, however, is that the latter in
dicates that the commissioned officers
of the company are missing, perhaps
killed; while the former indicated
that they escaped.
Capt. Connell'i Father Xotified.
The father of Capt. Connell resides
in New York city, lie telegraphed to
the war department that he is in re
ceipt of a cablegram from the quar
termaster of the Ninth regiment, say
ing that his son had been killed in ac
tion. He asks for confirmation of the
dispatch from the war department,
but the officials here are unable, at
this time, to confirm the information.
THE MISSING CAPTAIX.
A Yonnjjr West Pointer and a Very
New York, Sept. 30. Capt. Thomas
W. Connell, who commanded the un
fortunate company of the Ninth Unit
ed States infantry, which was almost
annihilated on the Island of Samar,
Saturday, and who is one of the 21
survivors, is a New York man and is
a brother of Assistant- District At
torney John J. Connell. He is 28 !
years old, graduated from We6t Point
in 1894 and was appointed .to tho
Ninth infantry immediately on gradu
ation. In 1S9S the regiment was sent
to Cuba, where Lieut. Connell was
made brevet captain. After the waf
with Spain the Ninth regiment was
sent to Manila, and on the outbreak
of hostilities in China was sent there
Young Connell distinguished himself
at the storming of Pekin, and last
February was made captain of Com
pany C. The regiment was moved
back from China to the Philippines
several months ago.
Tj. B. James, a merchant at Uba,
Tenn., committed suicide by taking
Wallace Ward, aged 24 years, shot
and killed his younger brother, Ben
jamin Ward, near Paris, Tenn.
Charles Hudspeth, of Mason City,
111., shot and killed Charles Curry, of
Lexington, Mo., at Kansas City.
The National Live Stock association
committees have completed a list of
bills for proposed live stock legisla
tion. James Adams, 29 j-ears old, a coal
miner, who lived at Carterville, 111.,
dropped dead in a vacant lot at St.
A farmer named Newinun commit
ted suicide at Rains, Tex., by throwing
himself on the saws of a moving cot
Mrs. Sarah Gilchrist, proprietor of
a roominghouseinSt. Louis.was found
dead in her room. She had been ill
for a number of days.
Hugh L. Ranken, 64 years old, a
well-known St. Louis capitalist, died,
Sunday, at St. Luke's hospital after a
sickness dating back 12 years.
Wilson Humphreys & Co.'s book
binding and printing house at Logans
port, Ind., was damaged by fire Sun
day. The loss is estimated at $40,000.
Sebastian Wenzler, a laborer, com
mitted suicide at St. Louis, by hang
ing himself to a beam in a cattle pen.
His body was found Sunday morning.
Eight prisoners broke out of the
county jail at Canton, O., by sawing
out bars over a window opening upon
the court between the jail and the
August Kusche, of Dubuque, la., fell
from the porch of the third story of
his residence, striking a brick pave
ment. His skull was crushed and he
A pitched battle between strikers
and policemen occurred at San Fran
cisco. Fifty shot were exchanged, and
seven persons were wounded, one
Lord Kitchener has issued a pam
phlet, in which he declares that the
responsibility for the war rests with
the burghers who invaded defenseless
Despondency, ea.id to have been
caused b- domestic troubles, prompt
ed Jacob Gundern,'a married man. V3
years old, to end his life at St. Loui
He drank carbolic acid.
In a street dual at Troy, Kas., Ca i
White, aged 23 years, was shot ai:-l
fatally wounded by Howard Lang
aged 17, son of a restaurant keejer,
who had refused to serve White beer.
Eev. Dr. William C. Gray, the vener
able editor of The Interior, a publi
cation of the Presbyterian church,
died at his home in Oak Park, a Chi
cago suburb. Dr. Gray, was in his
CANTON CEMETERY AFFAIR.
Friends of the Family of President
McKinley Inclined to Discredit
the Sensational Story.
Canton, O., Sept. 30. Friends of the
family of the late President McKinley
generally discredit belief of the idea
that the shot by the guard, DePremi,
at Westlawn cemetery, Sunday night,
was on account of any attempt to
desecrate the tomb. They do not at
tempt to explain the strange story of
the guards or account for the tiring
of the shot which cemetery officials
and other residents near by say they
heard, and the- do not believe that
two men would undertake to make
an attack on the vault with 70 sol
diers on puard' or near at hand.
It is believed that the military au
thorities will make a thorough inves
tigation of the stories told by the sol
diers on guard Sunday night. There
are unconfirmed rumors that the shot
was fired on account of an accidental
fall, and also that it was a result of
The officers in charge early instruct
ed soldiers not to talk of the affair.
COAL ALONG THE YUKON.
It Is I'nsnltable for Steamers Vnless
They are Fitted With Spe
San Francisco, Sept. 30. Lieut. J.
W. Cantwell, who for the last three
years has been in the revenue cutter
service in Alaskan waters, has re
turned to this city, and is about to
begin work on his official report to
the treasury department. He was
warm in his praises of this undevel
oped northern country, and predicted
a great future for it. He made tests
of the coal found along the Yukon
river. It was found to be unsuitable
to burn on steamers unless the latter
are fitted with special funnels. There
is a large amount of carbon in the
A Xew Danish Loan.
Copenhagen, Sept. 30. It is official
ly announced that the minister of
finance, Alfred Hage, will, this week,
recommend the ripsdap to authorize
a government loan of 30,000,000
crowns. Americans are interested in
the loan as they were in the recent
loan of $10,000,000 floated by the city
of Copenhagen, which was furnished
by New York capitalists.
Hon. John B. Joy Dead.
Jacksonville, 111., Sept. 30. Hon.
John B. Joy, resident member of" the
board of trustee of the Central hos
pital for the insane, located here,
died suddenly, Sunday, at his home,
eight miles northwest of Jacksonville.
TENNESSEE STATE NEWS
Knights of Pythias Order.
In accordance with the circular let
ter of Supreme Chancellor Ogden G..
Fethers of the Knights of Pythias.
Grand Chancellor John C. Twinam of
the grand lodge of Tennessee has is
sued the following:
"Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 27, 190L,
To the Officers and Members, Sub
ordinate Lodges, Knights of Pythias,
Domain of Tennessee. Brother
Knights: In accordance with the of
ficial circular of the Supreme Chancel
lor, I therefore desire and request that
each subordinate lodge in this domain,
suitably drape the altar and charter
in their castle for a period of thirty
days, and that all lodges set aside one
day or meeting night to hold appropri
ate memorial services to the memory
of our deceased chieftain and brother,
"John C. TwiXAsr, j
"Grand Chancellor." !
Fugitive for Twenty Tears.
About twenty-five years ago a negro
in Lafayette county, Miss., was con
victed of criminal assault and sen
tenced to the penitentiary for life.
After serving about one year he made
his escape. Years passed and nothing
more was heard of the negro and hi3
crime until last week, when he was
arrested by the sheriff of Lafayette
county at Saulsbury, Tenn., and re
turned to the Mississippi penitentiary.
After his escape he went to the Sauls
bury neighborhood under an assumed
name, Andrew Scott, and worked as a
farm hand; later he moved to town
and opened a blacksmith shop, which
he has been running for nearly twen
ty years, and in which business he
was engaged when arrested. ,
Turnpike raiders made another at
tempt to blow up toll gate No. 2 on
the Dickerson turnpike one night last
week. Dynamite was placed under
the front porch, which wrecked the
porch and gate and knocked a lot of
plaster from the walls of the house.
The shoctc was bo great as to throw
Frank Pevy, the toll gate keeper, out
of his bed. This is the fourth at
tempt raiders have made to injure the
property of this turnpike company..
Gate No. 2 was blown up some six
or seven months ago. Since then two
bridges have been dynamited, two
vacant toll houses burned and the
sleepers oi a bridge sawed in two.
There is now outstanding a reward of
$500 for the capture of these raiders.
The arrest of Ben Gibbs, an 18-year-old
boy, in Stewart county, a few days
ago, promises to be the means of un
earthing a gang of counterfeiters who
have been operating in and around
Dover for some time. It is said that
when cibbs was arrested one of his
confederates, who witnessed the ar
rest, mounted a horse and went post
haste to their lodgings, where it la
understood the counterfeiting para
pnernalia, including several sets of
molds, was located. When the officers
arrived at the place there was nothing
to reveal the slightest indication of a
A Dead Shot jfor Sports.
The act of the last legislature, pro
hibiting bird hunting in Madison
county within the next five years, is a
dead . shot at sports and will have a
depressing effect. Heretofore Madi
son has been one of the most noted
counties for this class of sport in West
Tennessee, and a number of fine pre
serves are laid oft in her borders.
Hlg Fill Completed.
The great fill on the Paducah divis
ion of the Nashville, Chattanooga &
St. Louis Railway at Paris, has beea
finished. This is one of the biggest
pieces of railroad work ever attempt
ed in the State. The fill is 1,300 feet
long, has extreme height of -65 feet,
and at the bottom is 200 feet wide.
It contains about 10,000 carloads of
earth, and it required a year to haul
and dump it.
Fact Tennessee Farmers' Institutes.
Commissioner of Agriculture Thos.
H. Paine is in East Tennessee, where
he has arranged farmersr institutes of
two days each at Bristol, Greenville,
Jonesboro and Morristown. Capt.
Paine is acompanied by his team of
instructors, who will discuss topics as
follows: J. W. Rosamond, horti
culture; Joe D. Johnson, horses and
mules; John P. Buchanan, diversifiei
agriculture; W. H. Dunn, live stock
and Texas fever; B. A. Enloe, public
Killed With His Own Gon. '
Herbert B. Spain, the 18-year-old
son of ex-Criminal Clerk A. B. Spain,
was driving a mowing machine in his
father's field, near Nashville, when
a shotgun, which he had on the ma
chine to shoot raboits with, fell oft
and striking a wheel of the mower, ex
ploded. The load struck young Spain
in the abdomen and he died in a
Bemis Cotton Mill Humming-. '
-The cotton mill at Bemis is in opera
.tion, and the monster building is now
a hive of industry. The company haa
experienced some difficulty in pro
cuijing a sufficient number of hands to
start all of the machines, but this baa
been about overcome and four-fiftha
of the machines are moving now and
other looms are being started as fast
as spinning and carding can be done.
The company only works a sufficient
number of trained hands to teach such
as can be employed at home to do Uiq