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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 19.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1904.
SUBSCRIPTION: S1.00 Per Year
Dug Up His Gold.
Perk Crown, who lives some eight
or ten miles from Union City, on
the Troy and Ilicknian road, whom
it was thought would die -several
days ago of pneumonia, is improving
and the chances for his recovery are
good. Mr. Brown is an old bachel
or, who owns a fine 500-acre farm,
and has accumulated quite a little
fortune, being very economical.
When his physician informed him
that he was likely to die, and that
if he had any business to see to he
had better attend to it, he informed
him that he had some money buried
in an outhouse. The money was
dug up bv neighbors and found to
be '$5.(40 $1,200 being in twenty
dollar' gold pieces- The money was
taken to Troy and deposited in the
Training School For Jackson.
At a meeting of the board of edu
cation at Jackson last week it was
decided to erect a new $5,000 build
ing for the manual training and the
higher grades of the city schools at
the College street building. ' The
Jackson schools now have ten grades
and are in a flourishing condition
and with a constantly increasing at
tendance. Prof- Kmmet Xance,
teacher of mathematics, has resign
ed and left last week to accept a
position as teacher of languages in
JVIaddox Seminary at Memphis.
The Ducktown Smelter Fight.
The Supreme Court of the Unit
ed States last week granted leave
to the State of Georgia to file an
original bill in that court against
the State of Tennessee to secure an
injunction against -the copper smelt
ers located at Ducktown, near the
Georgia boundary, on the ground
that the fumes from the smelters is
destroying vegetables across the line
in the vicinity of the works.
Tennessee Is Upheld.
The Supreme Court of the United
States, in the case of the State of
Tennessee versus the Pullman Pal
ace Car Company, upholds the State
law of 1S8U taxing sleeping car
companies for the passengers car
ried solely within the State limits,
but declares unconstitutional the
law of 1S87 taxing the ears operated
within the State, holding this to be
a burden on interstate commerce.
No More Horse Shows.
The Ketail Merchants' Associa
tion, of Nashville, has voted to aban
don horse shows and instructed the
directors to sell the horse show
building where equine carnivals have
been held annually since 1001. A
motion was carried providing for
the appointment of a committee to
arrange for a State fair.
Where He Belongs Now.
In the Circuit Court at Pulaski
List week V. T. Drake, a white
school director in the nineteenth dis
trict of Giles county, was sentenced
to three years in prison for accept
ing a part of a negro teacher's sal
ary in his district. This is the first
conviction of this kind in the State-
Hoop Factory Burned.
The Dyersburg hoop factory, own
ed by Smith & Schloss, burned last
week. The plant was worth $10,
000. partially insured. The stock"
of hoops was not burned, t lie tire de
partment responding in time to save
Another Breakfast Food Failure.
The Southern Flaked Food Com
pany, a Xashville corporation, failed
a few days ago. Liabilities about
$2-1,000: assets nominal. This is the
second of the breakfast food con
cerns to fail in Xashville in the past
v Insurance Payments.
The insurance companies have so
far paid to the State treasury about I
$03,000 semi-annually in premiums .
on receipts. Ihe revenue from this
source will probably mount up to
$100,000 for the semi-annual pe
riod, which is several thousand more
than was received for the same pe
riod last year.
A mission of the Christian Cath
olic church, John Alexander Dowie,
overseer, was established at Chatta
nooga last week. It starts with for
ty members. William D. Gay has
been placed in charge and will hold
Wool Growers Organize.
The Wool Growers' Association
reorganized at Trenton last, week
with W. F. McKee president ; L. W.
Morgan, vice president ; Frank Har
wood, secretary ; Malcolm Jetton, as
sistant secretary ; Gid Wright, treas
urer. The association will meet the
first Saturday in April, when an in
teresting program . will be rendered
and important business matters dis
cussed. The movement is attracting
I much attentionin the county.
Milk Sickness Reappears.
In the southeastern end of Smith
county there is a deadly poison
known as "milk sick." It has baf
fled the skill -i medical experts and
defies the research and investigation
of science. By some it is thought
to be mineral poison, by others a
vegetable or weed, but it is a mys
tery yet unsolved. Wherever it ex
ists the milch cows eat of it or in
hale it and the milk from the infect
ed cow poisons those who drink the
milk, and so it is denominated "milk
sick" or "milk poison." For years,
at intervals, many have died awful
deaths from this deadly poison in
the vicinity of Lancaster.
Decapitated By a Train.
An unknown man was found dead
and badly mangled 100 -ards south
of the depot at Dyersburg last week.
It is supposed he was run over by
a northbound Illinois Central pas
senger train. His head was com
pletely severed and face so badly
mangled that it was impossible to
distinguish the features. Ho was
well dressed, but no papers were
found on his person.
Peach Crop Damaged.
The freeze which prevailed
throughout that section last week is
reported to have materially damaged
the peach crop in Madison count".
W. II. Pochelle, a big fruit grower,
says that from 25 to 50 per cent of
the peaches seem to be killed by' the
recent freeze. lie thinks that if no
further damage -results from the
freeze there will be enough peaches
through the year.
Found Dead in Her Home.
Mrs. Mary Gillan, an aged and
highly respected lady, was found
dead in her room at Humboldt last
week. She was doing light house
keeping, having leased a part of her
home to other parties, who on not
noticing her stirring about the place
as usual made investigations and
found her lying across the bed dead-
Shot While Hunting.
Frank Hughes, son of T. S.
Hughes, of Clifton, accidentally shot
himself while out hunting last
week. In climbing over a wire
fence he got the hammer of his gun
caught on a wire, the gnn was dis
charged and the entire contents en
tered his side, and he Mas mortally
Pneumonia and Measles.
Mrs. Argo, wife of Emerson Argo,
living at Hoyt's Mill, near Treze
vant, died latt week of pneumonia
and measles. While the mother was
being buried one of Mr. Argo's chil
dren died from the same cause. A
young daughter of Monroe Langley
also died in the same neighborhood
of measles anfl pneumonia.
Finances of the State.
At i 1 io close of business February
1 tiie balance remaining in the State
treasury was $355,49 U7, the total
disbursements for aJnuary having
amounted in the same period to
.$080,747.81. These disbursements
include interest on the school fund
and interest on the State debt.
Signal Service Station.
Jackson is to have a signal service
station which will be of much bene
fit to the constantly increasing truck
and fruit farming industry in Madi
son county. The rural route car
riers will carry the signal code on
their rural route wagons, which will
verv materially aid the farmers.
Card Gams Tragedy.
A ditlieulty said to have started
over a card game in a suburban sa
loon in Nashville last week between
Andrew Pugh and Arthur Simpkins
resulted in the death of the former
from a bullet wound in the hip.
Simpkins was arrested later in an
outhouse of the saloon, at which he
Playing With a Shotgun.
Chadwell Pichardson, aged 17,
while playing with a shotgun last
week at Columbia, accidentally dis
charged the weapon and the load
blew off the head of his sister-in-law,
Mrs. Walter Richardson.
Preacher in a Runaway.
While out driving near Union City
last week, the horse ran away and
threw Pev. A. C. Moore and James
Murphy out, dislocating the letters
Trenton Training School Completed.
At a cost of $6,300 the building
for the Trenton Training School has
been completed by the contractors,
O. Li. Biggs & Co- The committee
on erection has accepted the edifice
as in every particular satisfactory
and will proceed to furnish it with
desks and all necessary appliances
and have everything in readiness by
next September for the opening of
the school, which will be under the
charge of Prof. W. S. Fitzgerald,
SENATOR HANHA'S CONDITION
His Extreme Weakness Is More
Marked Than Heretofore.
The. Senator Is Taking Xo Nourish
ment Except a Little Milk, nd
la Too Weak to Talk.
Washington. Feb. 8. Senator Han
na passed Sunday without any radical
change in his condition. His extreme
weakness was more marked than
heretofore and his temperature was a
little higher. Those attending him,
however, insist there Is nothing sig
nificant in these conditions, and that
there are no developments on which
to change their expressed belief that
the outlook is hopeful for the senator's
recovery. There was a consultation of
Dr. Rixey and two out-of-town phy
sicians during the day, but the only
important development that transpired
as to the consultation was that it had
been decided to omit the evening call
of the attending physicians, so as to
give the patient mere rest.
The consultation was held about 4
o'clock Sunday afternoon. Those who
participated beside Dr. Rixey, the sur
geon general of the navy, who is the
regular attending- physician, were Dr.
Osier, the expert diagnostician of
Johns Hopkins university of Balti
more, and Dr. Brewer of New York,
who has frequently attended Senator
Hanna in New York, and who is fa
miliar with his general condition. Im
mediately after the consultation the
following bulletin was issued:
"Santor Hanna is doing well. His
morning temperature was a little high
er, but the heart's action is good, and
there are no complications.
"DRS. RIXEY AND OSLER."
The physicians explain that it is to
be expected that the fever will in
crease until the crisis is passed, but
they do not name any definite date
when that crucial period will be
The senator is taking no nourish
ment except milk. He is too weak ex
cept to talk an occasional few words
to those who are atte'nding him, Mrs.
Hanna and Miss Phelps, his niece, be
ing the only ones permitted to see
him, besides the physicians and
trained nurses. (
IROQUOIS WILL OPEN AGAIN.
Contractit for Refitting; the Theater
Have Been Let and It Will Soon
lie Reopened to the Public.
Chicago, Feb. 8. A contract has
been let for refitting and redecorating
the Iroquois theater, in which 572
lives were lost on December 30 last.
It has been uncertain whether the
Iroquois would open again as a play
house, but the letting of the contract
for repairs indicates that the theater
will be reopened to the public as a
place of amusement.
The cost of repairs will be $22,000,
and the management hope to reopen
the house in the early spring. It is
said the name of the theater will be
changed to the "Northwest."
WAS FOUND FROZEN STIFF.
Michael Whalen of Ashland, Wis.,
Became Bewildered in Illizsard
and Perished In Snow Drift.
Ashland, Wis., Feb. 8. One death
has been reported as a result of the
terrific blizzard which has been raging
here, and there is not much doubt that
more fatalities have occurred. Street
car traffic has been entirely suspend
ed. All logging operations are seri
ously hampered. Reports from log
ging camps for over a hundred miles
along the south shore of Lake Su
perior show that immense drifts have
practically brought operations to a
Michael Whalen, an ore trimmer,
was found frozen stiff within a few
feet of his residence. He had started
to come in from the camp, but evi
dently became bewilderd by the storm
and wandered about u,ntil benumbed,
when he sank into a snow drift and
SEATS WILL BE HARD TO GET.
Changrea in Coliseum to Comply
With New Building; Ordinances
Takes Out Man j- Seats.
Chicago, Feb. 8. The aon of
the city building department in limit
ing the seating capacity of the coli
seum, where the national republican
convention will be held, to 8,000, has
thrown members of the national sub
committee and local politicians into a
turmoil. The action comes, of course,
as the result of the Iroquois fire hor
ror and the reforms started by Mayor
Harrison following the disaster. With
all public halls and gathering -places
the seating capacity has been reduced.
This will compel a reduction in the
apportionment of tickets of admission
to the different states from what had
been expected. It is proposed to give
Chicago about 2,000 tickets to each ses
sion of the convention. These will be
turned over to the local committee for
Conductor Shot by Bobbers.
Chicago, Feb. 7. Two unidentified
robbers shot and fatally wounded
George Beckler, a conductor on the
Western Avenue electric line, early
Saturday morning, when he resisted
their attempts to rob him at the Ful
lerton avenue terminus.
More Closed Factories.
Chicago, Feb. 7. Seven more car
riage and wagon factories have closed
because of the demands of the union
for increased wages and a closed shop.
There are now 101 factories closed,
and 1,058 men idle. . -
AT MIME. 1.
Raging With Unrestrained Fnry
And Is Still Unchecked.
HAS DESTROYED ALL THE LARGE
STORES IN WHOLESALE DISTRICT.
Involving a Loss Which Has Al
ready Reached Over One Hun
dred Million Dollars.
FIRE DEPARTMENT POWERLESS
TO MAKE ANY RESISTANCE.
Situation So Desperate That Build
ings Wore Dynamited to Pre
vent Spread of Flames.
POSTAL TELEGRAPH AND WESTERN
UNION BUILDINGS DESTROYED.
Departmer.' Aided By Engines From
Washington, Philadelphia and
Daily Record, American, Sun
News Put Out of Business.
Tlie Continental nid 1 uiuii Trusts
Co.'w Massive Office nuildinscs
The 1'lre In Still Cutting Down
niork of Hnilrilnicv WltU
Baltimore, Md., Feb. 8, 2 a. m. Mon
day. At this hour the fire is utterly
beyond control and the residential dis
tricts are in imminent danger.
The burned area is three-qwarters of
a mile long and from two to eight
blocks wide. More than fifty blocks of
business buildings have been con
sumed. The Monumental theater is burning
and the fire has reached Jones Falls.
Directly opposite lies the old residen
tial section of the city. It is thought
nothing can save it.
The firemen are absolutely power
less to stay the sweeping of the
flames. Almost all the telegraph of
fices are burned and the city will soon
be cut ofT.
While it may be days before an ap
proximate estimate of the damage can
be made, it is believed that the loss al
ready aggregates $100,000,000.
rnoi'KttTV loss . .
PERSONS IJlllKD .
m iLl)I(iS KI IM'.I)
fiiu:mk killed .
Area burned, one square mile.
Baltimore, Md., Feb. 8. The fire
.which broke out a few minuses before
11 o'clock Sunday morning in the
wholesale dry goods house of John E.
Hurst & Co. has raged with unre
strained fury continuously, and is
steadily eating its consuming way east
ward on Baltimore street, after having
destroyed almost all of the large stores
and warehouses in the wholesale dis
trict around Hopkins place and all the
buildings on both sides of Baltimore
street from Howard to Holliday street,
from Charles and Baltimore to Charles
and Lexington, and on Fayette street
from Charles to Holliday, including a
total of about twenty blocks of the
most Uiodern and substantial buildings
in Baltimore, involving a loss which
cannot now be estimated, but whicE
has certainly already reached $30,000,
000 or $40,000,000. .
Dynamite- Vsed to Check Fire.
After since about 6 o'clock, when
darkness came, the fire department, al
though aided by engines from Wash
ington, Philadelphia, Wilmington and
the surrounding suburbs, has been ut
terly powerless to make any effective
resistance to the consuming element,
though for hours as many as 400
streams of water were thrown into the
flames. Indeed, so terrific has been
the heat ever since the fire started,
and so dense and suffocating the vol
ume of flying sparks and burning cin
ders, that it was difficult for the fire
men to stand long within fighting dis
tance of the flames, while early in the
afternoon several trucks and engines
were hopelessly disabled by timbers.
At 7 o'clock the situation was so des
perate that Chief Horton decided that
the only thing left to do was to dyna
mite buildings at threatened points,
and thus prevent,, as far as possible, a
further spread of the flames.
Fire Department Helpless.
In pursuance of this plan, a number
of "buildings on South Charles street
between German and Lombard were
blown u,p. Subsequently the splendid
structure of J. W. Butts & Co., notion
dealers at Charles and Fayette streets,
was dynamited, and then the Daily
Record building, Ross drug store and
otners. But this heroic remedy merely
delayed, but did not seriously impede
the onward march of the conflagration,
and for two hours or more the fire de
partment had stopped, practically
helpless and resourceless.
Union Trait Building Horned.
Following the rapid destruction of
the palatial commercial buildings in
the wholesale district the cyclone of
roaring flames burst Into Baltimore
street, licking within- a few minutes
the seven-story Mullins hotel like an
insatiate monster and rapidly rolling
with irresistible force both eastward
and westward, cutting down wholesale
and retail houses, manufactories,
shops, jewelry stores, furniture empo
riums and restaurants. At Charles
street the remorseless tide swept on
down Baltimore street, and also turned
into Charles street, where it quickly en
gulfed the eleven-story Union Trust
building, starting eastward on Fayette
street. By 6 o'clock occupants of the
Daily Herald building, at Fayette and
St. Paul streets, and of the Record
building, opposite, were compelled to
vacate by the onrushing flames, as
were the occupants of the Calvert and
Equitable structures, two of the most
massive office buildings In Baltimore.
Down Baltimore street a parallel
wave of roaring, crackling flames
swept, consuming everything in its
course, speedily reaching the Evening
News building, from which the em
ployes had to hastily flee, though, not
until valuable records had been re
moved. Shortly thereafter the Conti
nental Trust Company's fourteen-story
building took fire. A block below the
American newspaper building was en
veloped in such clouds of sparks and
burning splinters that the employes
were ordered out.
So it is certain that the Herald and
American will not get out issues to
day. Meanwhile, the Sun had been ar
ranging to print its today's issue in
Its job office, which is' situated at a
distant point from the path of the
Financial District Doomed.
The financial" district, including
banking and brokerage firms on South
and Gorman streets, seems to be now
doomed, and scores of the city's lead
ing financiers and business men are
scurrying in and out of their offices,
bearing packages or placing valuables
During all these hours the pyrotech
nic display has been magnificent and
imposing beyond the power of painter
to depict. Vast columns of seething
flame are shooting skyward at varying
points of the compass and the firma
ment is one vast prismatic ocean of
golden and silver-hued sparks. Great
multitudes of people line the streets,
awestruck with the panorama which
is being enacted before their eyes.
Absolutely Beyond Control.
At 10:40 o'clock the roof of the
building occupied by the Associated
Press took fire, and the employes were
compelled to vacate, though they had
time to take away with them their
telegraph instruments, typewriters and
other valuable equipment. They found
refuge in a branch office of the West
ern Union Company, on Gay street.
The prospect is that this office will
have to be vaeated in a few minutes,
as the flames are breaking west and
east and volumes of sparks and blaz
ing cinders and splinters are flying in
every direction. At this hour the fire
is absolutely beyond control and all oc
cupants of buildings in the center of
the city are rapidly moving their val
uables. Seventeen Reported Injured.
The city hospital, corner of Calvert
and Pleasant streets, is removing to
other hospitals as rapidly as possible
the twenty-four patients in that insti
tution. Seventeen injured were
brought tothis hospital, most of them
firemen. They were suffering from
burns, scalds or lacerations. Nearly
every physician In the city is in the
fire district. So far as known at this
hour no one has been killed.
Militia. Called One.
Detachments of the Fourth and
Fifth regiments have been called out
and patrolling the streets in the vicin
ity of the fire, guarding property and
Fortunately thus far the conflagra
tion has not reached the residence por
tion of the city, but fires are breaking
out in East Baltimore, and the indica
tions are that the residence streets
Baltimore &. Ohio Building Burned.
Indications are that not a single
morning newspaper will be able to get
out an issue this morning, with the
possible exception of the Sun, which
has an auxiliary plant. There are Eve
morning papers here three English
and two German.
The Baltimore & Ohio road office
building has been destroyed, as has
also the Maryland Institute of Art
bu,ilding. At 11:45 o'clock the tempo
rary custom house adjoining the post
office caught fire.
Xew York to Send Engines.
New York, Feb. 8. Fire Commis
sioner Hayes announced at 2 o'clock
Monday morning that a force of five
engine companies was ready to start
for Baltimore at once and were only
awaiting word from the Pennsylvania
railroad that a special train of flat cars
was ready to start from Jersey City.
Philadelphia. Sends AU(ancr.
Philadelphia, Jan. 8. In response to
an appeal from Baltimore for help,
Mayor Weaver Sunday evening sent
six fire companies and 150 policemen
to that city on special trains. The six
fire companies, each of which took
along a steamer and a hose wagon,
were augmented by extra-men "from
Pottoffire Building; Burned.
Washington, Feb. 8. A dispatch re
ceived from Baltimore at 2 o'clock
a. m- says the fire is still raging
fiercely. The postoffice building Is
burning; also the $4,000,000 court
house. The Holliday street theater
has been, blown up with dynamite and
! the United States express offices and
central offices of the Baltimore &
Ohio railroad are burned.
IS TURNED LOOSE
Jury at Fulton, Mo., Acquits Him
of Bribery Charge.
NOW READS HIS TITLE CLEAR
The Jury Refused to Accept the
Insnpported Testimony ol the
Men Who Swore They Re
ceived the Bribes.
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 7. A special
to the Star from Fulton, Mo., says:
The Jury in the case of Col. Ed But
tler, the millionaire St. Louis politician
on trial on a charge of bribing 19 mem
bers of the house of delegates at St.
Louis, returned a verdict which read:
"We, the jury, find the defendant not
The verdict was returned at ten
o'clock. When the coiyt opened at
eight o'clock Saturday morning the
jury had come in and reported that
they were unable to agree. They were
ordered back to their room to further
consider the case.
When the jury finally reported ready
to render its verdict, the defendant was
not in the court room. It took several
minutes to find him. The jury was
brought in quickly, and the verdict was
read by Judge Graves. As its import
was realized, a dozen of Col. Butler's
friends gave forth a W .Aout, and
dashed out of the room and into the
street to spread the news- Butler
stepped quickly from his place and
shook hands with Foreman Rosser.
Then he w-alked down the line of Ju
rors, shaking hands with each. Within
a few minuses Judge Graves polled the
jury and discharged them. Friends
surrounded Col. Butler, and after hold
ing an informal levee all left the room,
Butler laughing and joking with those
When he finished shaking hands
with the jury. Col. Butler turned to his
son, Eddie, the big blacksmith. There
were tears in the old man's eyes and
the young man, unable to speak,
grabbed his father and kissed him.
The jury contained five young men,
none of them over 27 years of age, the
youngest being 25. The oldest juror is
56, while the average age is 35.
Judge Graves held the jurors until
midnight Friday before permitting
them to retire.
The jury was brought into court at
8:40 Saturday morning, and informed
Judge Graves that they had been un
able to agree.
"Is there any prospect of your reach
ing an early decision?" asked the court.
"I can not say," replied Foreman
Rosser, "we are still considering the
Judge Graves thereupon requested
the jury to retire again, saying he
would recall them in a short time.
Circuit Attorney Folk was astounded
by the verdict.
About 18 ballots were taken, ac
cording to Foreman Rosser, and at the
start the jury stood ten for acquittal,
two for conviction. One of those vot
ing to convict changed after the first
"The jurors did not want to tonvict
the defendant," said Mr. Rosser, "on
the testimony of boodlers and perjur
ers, whose statements were flatly con
tradicted by men of good character.
"Again, we did not think the cir
cumstances pointed to tha defendant's
guilt. On the evidence of the state,
even though we thoroughly credited it,
there was ?;erious doubt as to Butler's
THE ENGINEER WENT INSANE
He Stuck to Ilia Font In a. Collision,
Escaped Injury, But Lost
London, Ont., Feb. 7. The Canadian
Pacific "flyer" crashed into a freight
train in the railroad yards here Satur
day. The fireman jumped and wa3
killed. The engineer, John Abernathy,
stuck to his post and escaped injury,
but went insane. The passengers were
badly shaken up.
FIND ALDERMAN MOL GUILTY.
Of Accepting a. Bribe In Connection
With the Lake Michigan Water
Grand Rapids, Mich., Feb. 8. The
jury in the case of Alderman James
Mol, charged with having accepted a
bribe of $350 in connection with the
Lake Michigan .water scandal, Satur
day night returned a verdict of guilty.
Sentence was deferred till March 1,
and the defendant was released in
Which Resulted In Four deaths And
Three Persons Wounded.
The Dead Men Were Killed by
Guards Employed by the Tennes
see Coal Creek Company to .
Protect Xon-lnlon Miners.
Knoxville, Tenn., Feb. 8. A bloody
tragedy was enacted Sunday in the lit
tle mining town of Coal Creek, Tenn.,
forty miles northwest of Knoxville, as
the result of which four lives were
snuffed out and three persons wound
ed, one perhaps fatally. The clash
was the culmination of the trouble be
tween union and non-union labor.
Three of the dead men were killed by
guards employed by the Coal Creek
Company, while the fourth victim, a
deputy sheriff, was killed by a guard
he h-xd gone to arrest-
Those Killed Were
Monroe Black, a miner, married;
leaves a wife.
Jacob Sharp, section hand, a by
stander; leaves a wife and six children.
Deputy Sheriff Robert S. Harmon,
killed by Cal Burton, a guard at the
The Wounded Are:
A. R. Watts, merchant at Coal Creek,
an innocent bystander, shot through
Mote Cox, miner, shot through left
Jeff Hoskins, engineer on the South
ern Railroad, slightly wounded.
Killing Ilesults From Taunts.
Recently a dozen guards in charge
of Jud Reeder, who served as lieuten
ant of police in this city for many
years, were employed to guard the
mines and protect the men who had
been induced to go to work. Non
union men were being brought to the
mines rspidly for a few days, and
Reeder and his guards would go to the
railrpad station to meet them. Sun
day a crowd of idlers around the sta
tion was increased. Reeder and
twelve guards came from the mines to
meet a few non-union men who were
to arrive on the morning train. When
the non-union men got off the train
and were seen by a number of small
boys they began yelling "scab," and
the killing grew out of this taunt.
Deputy Sheriff Harmon Killed.
It is bard to tell what the provoca
tion was, but the miners must have
crowded up and attempted to take away
the non-upion men bodily or offered
some direct insult to the guards.
Reeder and another guard drew their
pistols and began shooting, Reeder do
ing most of it. The miners and by
standers were taken by surprise, and
before they could realize what had hap
pened the guards had climed Into their
wagon and driven back to the mines.
About 12 o'clock a dispute arose be
tween Deputy Sheriff Bob Harmon and
Guard Cal Burton. Burton shot Har
mon twice, killing him instantly.
HE IS WANTED FOR MURDER.
Edward Saxe Surrenders to the Po
ll re at Omaha, Xeb., for Murder
Committed in St. Louis.
Omaha, Neb., Feb. 8. Edward Saxe,
who says he has been told he is want
ed for the murder of John Moog in St.
Louis one year ago, surrendered to the
police here Saturday.
Chief Donahue wired Chief of Police
Kiely of St. Loiys, and a reply was
received that Saxe is on the wanted
list at St. Louis. Saxe says he will re
turn without requisition papers.
Saxe said he has been in the navy
since the night of the cigar store rob
bery, and has been within 100 miles of
St. Louis. He says he is innocent of
WANTS SPECIAL GRAND JURY.
To Consider Criminal Indictments In
Connection With the Iroquois
Chicago, 111., Feb. 8. Formal appll-'
cation will be filed today by the state's
attorney for a special grand jury to
consider criminal indictments in con
nection with the Iroquois theater fire.
Louis Wilze, convicted of having
robbed the body of a woman victim
cf the Iroquois theater fire, was denied
a new trial by Judge Gary Saturday,
and was sentenced to the penitentiary
for an indefinite period. Thomas J.
McCarthy and Charles D. Conway, con
victed with him, were granted new
Lokod, la., Church Burned.
Logan, la., Feb. S. Fire in the First
Christian church, which broke out
just after service "began Sunday, cre
ated a panic. The flames communi
cated to the bell tower, which fell in
a few minutes after the congregation
had gotten out. None of the members
were hurt, but several had narrow es
capes. The loss is $10,000.
Husband Kills Wife and Himself.
Springfield, 111., Feb. 8. Crazed by
jealousy because his wife refused to
live with him, Edward Kinney Satur
day night shot his wife, Cora Kinney,
in the head at the residence of Calvin
Osborne, 822 East Allen street. Ha
then shot himself in the head.
Condition of Gen. Black Improved.
Washington, Feb. 8. The condition
of Gen. J. C. Black, civil service com
missioner and commander-in-chief of
the grand army of the republic, who
has been ill,- is reported to be decided
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