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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 3.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1903.
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Peake's Peculiar Case.
. An attempt is to be made to se
cure the release cf Clarence Peake
by habeas corpus. Recently the Su
preme Court, sitting at Knoxvile,
affirmed his sentence of twenty
years for the murder at Clinton of
a man supposed to be Silas Ilulin,
who turned up alive and well and
"was produced in court one year aero,
.The court heard the cause entirely
on iis merits. I cake Had certainly legislate out of office officials who intervention. The attack on the Chris
killed some man without the slight- were elected bv the neonle for a cer- tians was planned weeks befor the
est provocation, and the judgment
was atlirmed. Jlulin was seen and era! more of these redistricting oases Beirut. The then governor, Rechid Bey,
identified in Knoxville last week, in the Supreme Court, but that tri- telegraphed the details to Constantino
and attorneys for Teake intend to bunal has net vet unssel nn nmr nf Die and asked for instructions. None,
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uiiug uaueas corpus proceedings io
secure his release. Judge Sneed,, be
Jore whom the proceedings will be
brought, will not hear the case until
the attornev-reneral of the Clinton
district can be present
The Abolition of Saloons.
The quarterly report of Dr. E. E.
'lolk, acting superintendent of the
-Tennessee Anti-Saloon League, savs
that the unanimous testimony from
la large number of towns in the State
:is that the effect of the abolition of
saloons by the Adams law has been
to help the towns in every way. It
iias increased business from 10 to 50
er cent. Men who have been spend
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bow spend their monev for food and
'clothing for their families. The
iblind tigers and the jug trade are
ireported to be diminishing. Super
intendent I oik savs there may be a
.fight over the law in 1904, but its
repeal would bring on a revolution
'in the State.
i Alleged Blind Tiger Keeper.
! Bob Weatherford, a farmer and
boardmsr house keeper of Paris, was
arrested last week on two charges of
.eelling liquor in Paris and held; for
.preliminary trial before Squmj E
lli. Seott. In default, of bond of
i$250 in the two cases and for the
charge of carrying a pistol, which
(was preferred against him af te:r his
arrest when the sheriff relieved him
of his weapon, Weatherford was
'committed to jail.
Convicts in Clay Bank.
Clay DeMoss, a guard; Ed. 'en-
nirjsrs. colored, convict from David-
son county, and Sandy Benton, col-
oral -convict irom neiDv, were
caught under a caving clay bank at
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ine otaie oriCK yam near asiivme
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'Jennings dying a few hours after,
The men were covered by nine feet
of clay. A rescue party of convicts
'dug them out in fifteen minutes, de
serving much credit therefor.
Loss of Students
The action of the Peabody board
at its meeting in Xew York last
.week in discontinuing scholarships
to the Peabody formal College m
ixMisiivuie means a loss oi neariy
x ' i : i t t p i i
200 students nor annum. These
scholarships included traveling and
railroad expenses. Last vear there
-were 192 of these distributed among
twelve Southern States. Tennessee
having thirty-three of the number,
The board's action cuts all these off.
Mont Pelee Survivors
, A Frenchman named A. Larpand,
accompanied by his wife and family,
arrived at Ivnoxville last week from
'Mobile, Ala., from which place they
drove in a wagon. Larpand and
family claim to be survivors of the
Mont Pelee disaster and have papers
from French consuls at Martinique,
and in this country bearing out their
statements, lhey are en route to
Canada, where they will reside in
The Tobacco Market.
The Clarksville tobacco market
has been very quiet during the past
week. Almost all of the tobacco
has been cut and placed in the barns.
The sales for the week past amount
ed to eighty-eight hogsheads, most
of which was sold privately. The
stocks are running slowly down.
The quotations for the week were
the same as the week previous, and
but little trading was done.
Tom Dvvyer Hurt.
Tom Dwyer, a railroad emploj-e,
was seriously, if not fatally, in
jured near the union depot in Mem
phis last week. Dwjer was at work
at a point on the tracks when a
freight car broke loose from its
coupling and sped down the incline.
It struck Dwyer and he was badly
Sheriff Goff Draws a Pardon.
Gov. Frazier has pardoned G. W.
Goff, of Henderson count', who was
rentenced to six months for selling
liquor. Goff had paid his liDe and
costs. Goff was sheriff at the time
the offense was alleged to have been
committed. lie owned a saloon at j
T--l-r- 1 t ' rm
Padueah, Ky., and his offense con
sisted in writing an order that a bot
tlo of whisky be sent to a neighbor.
Jtother than swear he was not guilt''
G'Jf submitted the case and received
The Court of Chancery Appeals,
sitting at Ivnoxville last week, de
cided two of the redisricting hills
passed by the last legislature to be
unconstitutional. The cases were
appealed from Hamblen and Haw-
kins counties, in both of which sev-
eral justices were thrown out of of-
lice bv the hills. fhp rmirf Tiflr1
that the legislature had no right to
tain term of years. There are eev-
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Dyer County Divorces.
Hon. M. M. Marshall, sitting as
judge of the Circuit Court at Dy-
ersburg last week, had nineteen di
vorce cases before him, one of which
was abated by the death of eom-
plainant, another was dismissed,
while seventeen absolute divorces
were granted." Marines is not a
failure, but an experiment, in Dyer
Deal in Coal Land.
The charter of the Clifty Creek
Coal and Coke Company was filed
for registration at Sparta last week.
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oavage uy esse waning ana iticn-
ard Hall, and will develop it. Coal
irom its mines, it is said, will be on
the market within six months.
Feared Losing His Position.
John W. D3rer. manager of the
Cumberland Telephone Company at
Pulaski, is lying at the point of
death from an overdose of mor
phine, administered, supposedly,
with suicidal intent. lie wrote his
wife that he was going to commit
suicide. Possible fear of losing: hia
position is assigned as the cause.
Sorghum Mill Claimed His Hand.
Will Wile-, the 12-year-old son of
George H ney, of Sugar Hill, in the
Eighth district of Carroll county,
had one of his hands caught and
horribly mangled in a sorghum mill
that was being operated by his fath
er last week. The injury was so se-
yere mac amputation was deemed
ucucsauijf uj uic auuuuiug pnj&i
Hicks Ross Captured.
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rest Gov. Frazier has offered a re
ward of $200, was captured last
week m the mountains of orth
Carolina. II is now iri'ail at Mad-
isonville, from which structure he
escaped two weeks ago. Piose killed
Thomas Morton about two weeks
ago, Alorton being a member of a
deputy sheriff's posse'which was try-
mg to arrest Kose, when the latter
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While H. George McClanahan, a
bridge workman, was employed on
te .U & 2. bridge at Ularksvilie
last week, he had his arm ground off.
A tram was standing on a nearby
sidmfr and McClanahan was at work
with hig m acro thp the
train suddenly started and his arm
wras caught beneath the wheels with
the result as stated above.
Married an Heiress.
William II. Green, a sawmill hand
in the mountains of West Virginia,
eloped to Bristol last week with Miss
Pardine Lusk, aged 16, of Herndon,
N . Va. Ihey were married by the
famous Parson Burroughs. Ihe
youthful bride is reported to be heir
A Big Mortgage.
The Knoxville Gas Company,
owned bv Western-canitalists. resris-
tered a mortgage for $600,000 last
week m favor of the United States
Mortgage and Trust Company, of
Xew York. The money will be
used in paying for the plant recently
purchased and in making improve
Coal Oil Inspectors Appointed.
Gov. Frazier last week appointed
the following coal oil inspectors:
J. P. Cannon, McKenzie; W. II.
Bumpass, Brownsville; George W.
Warfield, Clarksville; Dr. E. S. Mil
ler, Johnson City; J. Douglass An
derson, Xashville. Anderson's re
appointment ends one of the hardest
fights ever made in Nashville for
Coal Operators Unite.
Coal operators of Southeastern
Kentucky and Tennessee held a
meeting at Ivnoxville last week, and
completed the formation of an or
ganization. The labor question will
I not be handled by the organization,
evidently, as it contains mine opera
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tors who employ both union and
non-union men. It is believed that '
the association will decide the que
oa wju utuue ine 4ut;s- .
s of coal and keep down
tion of prices
any rate cutting. Operators inter-
ested will not give out details.
! MAKES THE MOSLEMS LAUGH
They Scoff' at the Idea of European
Intervention in Turkey.
A Specimen of Turkish Duplicity In
Connection Wltb the Dismissal
of Hechid Bey.
Beirut, Syria, Wednesday, Oct. 14.
The apparent Indifference of the Euro
pean powers to the recent outbreak of
Mohammedan fanacticism here has
deeply impressed the Christians. The
Moslems on the nthpr hand are ftlat
ed, and scoff at the idea of European
arrival of the American warships at
however, reached him. That his policy
of non-interference was approved at the
yildiz kiosk was apparent from a tele
gram, signed by the sultan's chamber
lain, which was handed to him on the
eve of his departure after his dismissal
from the governorship on the demand
of the United States. The telegram
"Your excellency's fidelity being well
established in the eyes of his most sa
cred majesty, the kaliph, you should
not allow yourself to be in the least af
fected by the fact of your dismissal. It
is his majesty's imperial will that you
return at once to Constantinople in or
der tov be the recipient of imperial fa
ROYAL BATTLE WITH A WHALE
The Sea Monster Was HO Feet
LonR and Foutcht Hit Cnptors
For T w e ii t y- i n e Hour.
New York, Oct. 18. The whaling
steamer Humber has arrived here, says
a St. John's (N. F.) dispatch, for re
pairs from damages received in a royal
battle off Cape Spear, N. F.f with a
monster whale, asserted by the crew to
have been 110 feet long. The fight last
ed 29 hours.
When the monster was harpooned It
started towing the vessel at the rate
of seven miles an hour, though the en
gines were reversed full speed, which,
under ordinary conditions would mean
a retrograde movement or about eigne
miles. This continued for hours, the
ship, as the whale flew off in zigzag
courses, being almost towned under the
water, the sea washing the decks. Sev
eral times the captain was on the
point of cutting the cable but the
windlass held and the whale finally
gave up the struggle.
BARREL FULL OF MISCHIEF
It Purported to Be Empty, But
Redhot Poker Developed
Columbia, Mo.. Oct. 18. Leslie Hick
man, of Slater, was injured in a strange
way Friday. He had bought an empty
whisky barrel from a local drug store
and took it home to fill it with cider.
While he was boring a hole in the
empty barrel with a red-hot poker it
exploded with a report that was heard
a mile. The top of the house was part
ly blown off and Hickman was wound
ed in the face and breast, but not fa
tally. MRS. GULLER HAS A HEARING
The Alleged Murderess of Ewart
Checksfielil at Ranker Hill,
III., Released on Bond.
Bunker Hil., 111., Oct. 18. Mrs. Ida
Guller, who is charged with the murder
of Ewart Chicksfield, a six-year-old lad,
by poisoning, July 27, was arrested by
Deputy Sheriff William P. Higgins, Fri
day, on a bench warrant. She was given
a preliminary hearing and released on
$3,000 bail, which was readily fur
nished by wealthy relatives.
PRINCE FERDINAND NEXT.
Macedonians Decide to Continue
Their Programme of Isolated
Salonica, Oct. 18. Recent advices re
ceived here say that the Macedonia
committeemen have decided for the
present to continue fomenting excite
ment by isolated assassinations.
Reports arriving from Sofia say the
murder of Prince Ferdinand of Bul
garia has been decided on and the Rus
sian consul-general here is said to be
in great danger.
TRAIN ROBBERY IN RUSSIA.
Passenger Train Held Up and
Robbed by Ten Men Between
DnnaboDrg and Pleskov.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 18. Tcj men
successfully held up a passenger train
between Dunabourg and Pleskov, 162
miles from this city, during Friday ,
night. The men jumped on the conduc
tors' car, overpowered and bound both
conductors, robbed the safe and bag
gage, and escaped with the booty to an
NEW PAPAL SECRETARY.
Pope Informs Prelate by Letter
of His Succession to Car
Rome, Oct. i. ine pope has ap-1
pointed Mgr. Mery del Val papal secre- j
tary of state! The announcement of !
this appointment was made in a letter J
presented by the pope to Mgr. Mery
dei yal. Th nomination, however, will
ot be maje officially until the con-
sistory, when the monsignore will also
bA marie. cardinal.
ICTLTHI I llCe
Collision On the Belvidere Division
of the Pennsylvania Road.
THE VICTIMS WERE LABORERS
Tbelr Train, While Standing, Wan
Crashed Into I- n. Gravel Train
Fifteen Killed and
Trenton, N. J , Oct. 18. Fifteen per
sons were killed and about 40 wounded
in a collision which occurred, Saturday,
on the Belvidere division ofthe Penn
sylvania railroad, near Washington's
crossing. The persons killed and in
jured were laborers, who were on a
work train and were on their way tc
work at Washington's crossing to re
pair washouts along the road. Four
teen bodies have been taken from th
wreck, and one more body is known tc
be under the debris. Only two or three
of those who were injured will be per
Special Relief Train Sent.
As soon as the collision occurred, a
special train was sent from Trenton
with a corps of physicians, and the dead
and injured were brought to this city.
The dead men, with one or two excep
tions, are Italian laborers who resided
in this city, the others being colored
men. Their bodies were taken to the
morgue for identification.
The train bearing the men who were
killed and injured was made up of four
cars two coaches, in which the men
were riding, and two flat cars in the
rear. The train stopped near Wash
ington's crossing to receive orders re
specting the passing of the regular pas
Kear-Knded by Gravel Train.
While the train was standing on the
track it was run into from the rear by
a gravel train. The two flat cars tele
scoped the two coaches. There wert
aDout 180 men in the two cars. As sooe
as the accident happened the Italians
became frantic, and made an attempt
to do bodily harm to the crew of the
gravel train. Word was sent to Tren
ton for police assistance, but the men
were finally quieted by the foremen
Tne railroad authorities here are reti
cent as to how the accident occurred.
but it is believed that the gravel train
either failed to see any adverse signal
or that the flagman of the first train
failed to go back a sufficient distance.
FIRE IN GRADY HOSPITAL
'I wo fcn Women Died From
Frisht Over a Klre In the t.rady
Hospital at Atlanta, Ga.
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 18. As a result of
a fire in the Grady hospital, the largest
in the city, two negro women died, and
for some time the lives of a score or
more were threatened. The two wom
en died as a result of the excitement,
and not from injuries received in the
fire. The fire originated about mid
night from embers left in the laundry
stove. The negro ward, which was sep
arated from the main building of the
hospital, was destroyed. There were
20 negro men and 12 negro women Id
this ward, and all were removed to a
place of safety. The entire hospital
was filled with smoke, and the action
of the nurses in protecting their pa
tients was heroic.
The property loss was small.
CHECKS WERE WORTHLESS.
Arrest of Frederick A. Condlt in i.ew
York City for. Negotiating
New York, Oct. 18. Charged with
passing worthless., checks on the
Adams Express Co., Frederick A. Con
dit, a real estate broker, has been ar
rested in this city. The checks
amounted to only a few hundred dol
lars, and were drawn on a New Jersey
Trust Co., of which Condit's brother is
cashier. The express officials charge
that the prisoner purchased money or
ders and immediately cashed them e.se
where, while the checks came back a
few days later unhonored. Condit is
45 years old and collapsed when ar
rested. He has been well known for
years in real estate circles.
A LEAKY GRAND JUROR.
He Whs Dismissed by Judge Post, at
Minneapolis for Telling
Grand Jury Secrets.
Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 18. A. J.
Brainard, one of the members of the
grand jury which is investigating mu
nicipal affairs, has been dismissed
from service by Judge Pond, because he
gave information of the grand jury's
doinSs t Alderman Mumm. A few days
he had been informed of efforts being
made to influence the grand jury tc
drop municipal corruption investiga
tion. Naval Estimates Approved.
Washington, Oct. 18. Secretary j
Moody has approved the estimates for
the support of the navy for the next
fiscal year, as recommended by the
chiefs of bureaus, amounting to $102,
866,449, as against $79,816,791 appropri
ated for the last fiscal year.
Spain Will Send a Warship.
Washington, Oct. 18. A cablegram
received at the state department from
Minister Hardy, at Madrid, announces
that Spain will send a warship to New
Orleans in connection with the Louisi-'
j ana Purchase exposition.
POSTAL JURY FAILS TO AGREE
Charged With Alleged Conspiracy to
Extort Bribe in Postal Deals.
It Waji the First Trial Under About
Two Doien Indictments Agalnit
Post Office Officials.
Cincinnati, O., Oct. 19. The jury in
the case of Daniel Voorhees Miller and
Joseph M. Johns, on trial in the federal
court on the charge of alleged con
spiracy to extort a bribe, reported
shortly before Saturday midnight that
it was unable to agree and was dis
charged by Judge Thompson. The trial
attracted unusual attention, as it was
the first one under the many recent
indictments for alleged frauds in the
post office department. The defend
ants were Daniel Voorhees Miller, of
Terre Haute, Ind., formerly assistant
attorney-general foe the post office de
partment, and his friend, Joseph M.
Johns, an attorney at Rockville, Ind.,
accused of conspiring to obtain a bribe
from John J. Ryan and J. J. Ryan &
Co.. turf commissioners, of St. Louis.
Four days were devoted to the taking
of evidence and the fifth day to the
very vigorous arguments of District
Attorney Sherman McPherson and As
sistant Thomas H. Darby, for the gov
ernment, and Hiram D. Rulison and
Charles W. Baker, for the defendants.
At 11:35 p. m. the jury came in, and,
in writing, reported as follows:
"We find that we are unable to agree
upon a matter of fact."
Judge Thompson then questioned the
jury as to the probability of reaching
an agreement, and on being advised
that there was no such probability
without additional instructions, he dis
charged the jury from further consid
eration of the case.
While there were unconfirmed re
ports that the jury stood seven to five
for conviction, it was generally un
derstood in the court room that the
jury was unable to agree on the matter
of fact as to whether Miller had any
connection with the dealings between
Ryan and Johns, or as to whether
there was any conspiracy between the
The court told the jury that there
could be no verdict, finding one of the
defendants guilty and the other inno
cent, that both must be convicted or
D0WIE DISPLAYS TEMPER.
Faces His First Xew York Audience,
But Fails to Hold Them After
Curiosity Is Satisfied.
V. 1 ifk T 1 4
Dowie, who calls, himself "Elijah the
Restorer," faced his first New York
audience Sunday, and although Madi
son Square garden was thronged at the
afternoon and evening meetings and
thousands were turned away from the
floors, he found himself confronted
with what he called a new experience,
when thousands, having evidently sat
isfied their curiosity, threw the meet
ings into confusion by their sudden
exodus before the ceremonies had more
than fairly begun. Commands to close
the doors and prevent exit were un
availing, and the prophet gave vent to
displays of considerable petulance on
finding that it was one thing to gather
a great New York crowd, but quite an
other affair to command its interest
after the first demands of curiosity had
ANNUAL LIVE STOCK SHOW.
Largest Number of Pure-Bred Cattle
Ever Exhibited In Single Show
Entered at Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 19. The fifth
annual American Royal live stock show
will open here to-day with 700 head
of pure-bred cattle entered, 200 more
than were in last year's show and the
largest number ever entered in a single
show. In addition to the cattle there
are 150 head of imported draft and
coach horses, 300 swine, 200 sheep and
1,000 Angora goats. A feature of the
show is an exhibit of carload lots of
native and range-bred feeding cattle,
of which upwards of 100 cars are en
tered. Cash prizes aggregating $5,000
will be awarded on the carload lot ex
hibit. The prizes to be awarded in
the show aggregate $25,000.
GEN. CHASE'S TRIAL TO-DAY.
General Court-Martial to Try Him
For f allare to Obey Orders of
Governor and For Perjury.
Denver, Col., Oct. 19. Everything is
in readiness for the general court-mar
tial that is expected to probe the na
tional guard scandal. Gov. Peabody
declares that the investigation will be
rigorously pushed. The court will be
conevened to-day in the senate cham
ber, and unless some change is made
In the present plan, it will be open to
the public. The case of Gen. John
Chase will be taken up first. So far
Gen. Chase is the only officer against
whom charges have been officially filed
with the court. He is charged with
failure to obey orders of the governor,
conduct unl ccoming an officer and per
jury Closed With Joint Banquet.
Washington, Oct. 18. With a joint
banquet of the societies of the armies
of the Tennessee, the Cumberland, the
Ohio and the Potomac at the Arling
ton, the social functions incident to
the unveiling of the Sherman statue
were brought to a close Friday night.
Sailor in Jail for Assault.
Burlington, Kas., Oct 18. William
Clark, a young sailor, serving on the
United States ship Alabama, i as been
arrested and jailed here, charged with
assault on Miss Maud L. Vince. Miss
I Vince was choked into submission.
United States Wins All But One
Point Against Canadians.
CANADA KEENLY DISAPPOINTED
Boundary Commission Verbally
Agrees on Decision United States
Retains Control of All Inlets
Except at Portland Canal.
London, Oct. 19. The Alaska bound
ary commission Saturday reached an
agreement whereby all the American
contentions are sustained with the ex
ception of those in relation to the Port
land canal, which Canada wins. All
that now remains to be done is for the
commissioners to affix their signatures
to the decision and complete the map
which will accompany it. On the mip
will be marked the boundary line defi
nitely fixing the division of American
and British territory on such a basis
that no American citizen will lose a
foot of land he already believed he
held, while the United States will get
all the waterways to the rich Alaskan
territory with the exception of the
Portland canal, which gives Canada the
one outlet she so much needed.
The long-standing dispute was only
settled after a week of keen, trying,
secret deliberations between the arbi
trators. Even up to noon Saturday
there was an acute possibility that a
disagreement might result and the
whole proceedings fall to the ground.
Lord Alverstone, though openly in
clined to believe in the justice of the
American argument that the United
States was entitled to the heads of
inlets as contained in question 5, held
out that Canada had established her
case in questions 2 and 3, dealing with
the Portland canal.
After luncheon Senator Lodge, Sec
retary Root and Senator Turner agreed
to cede those points and to start the
American boundary line from the head
of the Portland canal, thus giving the
Canadians that channel and some small
islands on which there are only a few
disused storehouses. . This accom
plished, the majority of the tribunal
agreed to fix, with this exception, the
entire boundary as outlined in the
By this afternoon it is hoped that
everything will be ready for signature,
though the actual marking of the line
on the map which shall forever deter
mine the respective territories will oc
cupy some time.
Canada Greatly Disappointed.
Toronto, Ont., Oct. 19. Great disap
proval of and disappointment is felt
here over the decision in the Alaska
"I would not like to criticise Lord
Alverstone's decision until I have read
its text, but the result is a very great
disappointment to me."
This was the view of Thomas Hod
gins, K. C, the master in ordinary,
who has made a special study of the
boundary dispute, and it conveys the
feeling of Canadians generally.
Canadians Want Annexation.
Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 19. There was
more serious talk in Vancouver of de
claring Canadian independence of the
mother country and of anexation with
the United States in one hour Saturday
afternoon than there has been durin
all the last ten years put together. The
announcement that Canada had lost
in the Alaskan boundary dispute was
received here with the deepest bitter
ness. Business men on the streets
were at no pains to conceal their dis
gust. "That's what we get belonging to
Britain," was the general comment.
Business men interested in northern
trade at once declared that the decision
was of the greatest possible advantage
to the United States, and gave Uncle
Sam the complete control of business
and travel to and from the Canadian
Yukon and nothern territories.
"We on the coast might better be
long at once in the state of Washing
ton or Alaska and be done with it,"
said one prominent merchant. "I think
me might get a squarer deal all around
if wre lived under the stars and stripes."
MEAXIXG OF DECISION EXPLAINED.
The United States Oets the tioiil
Fields, Cause of the Contest.
The American contentions in the
Alaskan boundary dispute, with the
exception of that concerning the Port
land canal, cs sustained by the com
mission will throw into United States
territory the famous gold fields along
Chilkoot pass and many other gold lo
cations of fabulous worth, end the
cities of Dyea, Skaguay and Chilttat,
as well as the Muir glacier. One of
the most important results of the de
cision will be the concession that the
United States is solely and indisputa
bly in possession of Lynn canal
throughout its entire length. This
canal is the only gateway to the gold
bearing Yukon district, in which is the
famous Klondike field.
A Week's Shutdovrn.
Youngstown, O., Oct. 18. The Ohio
plant of the Carnegie Steel Co . which
employs 2,500 hands, will shut down in
all its departments for one week, and
may continue closed for another week
unless the condition of the market im
proves. KinK Leopold In Vienna.
Vienna, Oct. 18. King Leopold ar
rived here, Saturday, on a brief visit to
Emperor Francis Joseph, who met the
Belgian king at the railroad station.
The two rulers subsequently drove to
A PREMATURE STATEMENT
There Has Been No Announcement
Regarding Alaskan Award.
The Commission Has IVot
Reached a Decision and Hi
Made No Announcement.
London, Oct, 17. There Is the high
est authority for saying that the an
nouncement made by the LondonMorn
ing Advertiser that the decision of the
Alaskan boundary commission virtual
ly concedes the American case is en
tirely untrue. The commission, thus
far, has reached no decision, and no
vote has been taken, even in the pri
vate sessions, which, would indicate
Chief Justice Alvestone's position. It
Is quite true that the general trend of
opinion among those connected with
the tribunal, aside from the commis
sioners, is that the ultimate decision
will be in favor of America, but there
is as yet not the slightest warrant for
saying it has been reached.
Confirming the statement that no de
cision in the Alaskan boundary arbitra
tion has been reached, the St. James
Gazette this afternoon adds:
"There is, however, increasing pes
simism in Canadian circles."
The commission adjourned Friday,
until Saturday, without making any an
nouncement. FRANCE AT WORLD'S FAIR.
M. Boeufve, Chancellor of the
French Embassy at Washington
to Install French Exhibits.
Paris, Oct. 17. M. Boeufve, chancel
lor of the French embassy at "Washing
ton, has been appointed representative
of the foreign office at the St. Louis
exposition. lie sails for the United
i States Saturday and will go directly to
St Louis and begin installing the
French exhibits. M. Boeufve has con
ferred with all the leading branches of
the French exhibits for St Louis and
says the exhibits will number 5,000
against 3,000 at Chicago, and that they
will exceed in general interest and
completeness any previous French ex
hibit. They will include an elaborate
exhibit of the government's furniture,
Gobelin and Beauvais tapestry and
Sevres pottery. Automobiles, laces and
silks will be largely represented and
the methods of education, farming and
mining in France will be shown. The
department of labor will make an elab
orate showing of French methods of
industry and production.
PARIS' ROYAL VISITORS.
The Kina- and Queen of Italy th
Recipients of Mnch Attention
In the French Capital.
Paris, Oct, 17. Ing Victor Em
manuel and Queen Helena of Italy, es
corted by President and Mme. Loubet,
visited the mint, Friday, where medala
in commemoration of their visit were
struck off. The president presented
their majesties with the first medals
and Finance Minister Rouvier offered
the royal visitors two caskets contain
ing unique specimens of counters used
by members of the royal house of
France. Subsequently, the party pro
ceeded to the hotel de ville through
dense crowds of people, who loudly
acclaimed the Italian king. At the
hotel de ville, a reception was held by
the municipality, at which notabilities
of commerce, industry and the arts
A NEW COUNTERFEIT TEN.
A Kew Counterfeit Ten-Dollar Unit
ed States Note, Of the Buffalo
Brand, Discovered. '
Washington, Oct. 17. The secret
service bureau has given notice of the
discovery of a new counterfeit $10
United States note. The counterfeit is
a well-executed lithographic repro
duction of the so-called "buffalo note,"
bearing a picture of a buffalo, and me
dalion portraits of Lewis and Clarke.
The counterfeit is of the series of 1901,
check letter C, plate number 86, J. W.
Lyons, register of the treasury, and
Ellis C. Roberts, treasurer of the Unit
FOR EMBEZZLING LETTERS.
Charge Upon Which Alexander IlafT,
Forelarn Mall Superintendent,
Has Been Arrested.
New York, Oct. 17. Alexander Haff,
superintendent of the foreign mail
branch of the New York post office,
was arrested, Friday, on a charge of
embezzling letters from the malls.
Haff was sent to jail in default of $3,
000 bail. He has been in the postal
service 29 years.
Advance Instead of Reduction.
Bloomington, 111., Oct. 17. In con-.
tradiction to the report that the Harri
man' syndicate lines would reduce op
erating expenses, principally in the
shop of the Chicago & Alton, officials,
Friday, announced a radical advance
in the wages of the shop employes,
ranging from eight to twelve per cent.
Brooklyn Singers Invited.
New York, Oct. 17. The singers of
the Brooklyn Arion have been honored
by an invitation from the music de
partment of the St. Louis World's fair
to give several concerts at the exposi
tion next year, and in all probability
Back. To the Old Bay State.
St. Louis, Oct. 17. Capt. Horace Fox,
87 years of age, for 40 years a resident
of St. Louis, has left for his native
home in Franklin county, Mass., wher
he expects to spend the remainder of