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THE DEMOCRAT.! as City was split by an attempt to seat
a delegate friendly to presiucni -
robllubcd Kirj Frldar Morning.
TILLMAN I'lllCK. 1'roprletori.
THE WEEK'S NEWS
Happening of tlio Past Seven
Days in Brief.
ROUND ABOUT THE WORLD
Ccpmillips nn! Fires Personal ami Po
litical NotcH, UtiHiiicHS Full tires ami
Kesimir.ttons, Weather Record.
lntelmoexck fkom all pauts
Fourteen flour mills at Mlnncnpolli
were closed because of a strike ol
In Kansas City, Mo., the convent Ion of
tho Internationa) Association of Hrldge
nnd .Structural Iron workers voted in
favor of seating Bam Parks and tin: oth
er delegatus from local union No. 2, ol
At Mount Vernon, Ind., while resist
Ing arrest, William Wllkcrson shot nnd
killed City Marshal Sehwake. ChaRed
by n. posse the murderer toolt his owf!
life before he could he captured.
Judge Dellaven, of the United States
district court In San Francisco, sent
enced V. II. Dlllard, former Internal
r venue employe, to five years In the
pf nltentlary for the forging or Chines
Robert Allen, Jr., aped 70 years,
prominent lawyer of I ted Hank, N. !.
was found dead In a wngem house at hit
home with a bullet wound In his head
JIc Is r apposed to have committed sulcldi
br cause of IiiisIiick. troubles.
Three men were killed by r. col
lision of trains at Marlon, Ind.
Officials of the Ilurllngton Itallwaj
roin party and the Adams Kxpnss com
pany have offered a reward of $1,000 lot
the arrest and conviction of the men whe
held up a train war St. Joseph, Mo
fJov. Doe leery has oll'cred a reward o'
MOO for each robber.
At the Krnplrc. City trnck, near New
York. Prince Alert went against the
world's pacing record of held bj
Dan Patch and beat It most decisively
going the distance- In 1 :.ri7.
Orders for a reistrlctlonofthcnnthra-
rlto coal output have uffcetnl nearly
all of the collerles In the Wllkesbarro
I'a., roglein. Over -Ili.ooO.OOO tons ol
coal have been mined since .limitary 1
An Itinerary of 1,8:10 mllen and trav-
rrMng ten stittcti and two Canadlati
provinces, for the coming trip of the
Ancient and Honorable Artillery com
pany of Iloston, with the guests, the
Honorable Artillery company of Lon
don, has been completed.
A grand Jury returned tvo Indlcc.t
metits against George II. and P. N.
Ford, this bankers of Burton, ()., wlin
Fever al months ugo failed with liabil
ities aggregating $1,12.1,000. They arc
said to have accepted deposits aftci
Knowing the bank was Insolvent.
The cotton crop of this season for
Georgia is 1,071,000 bales, gainst 1,
470,000 last. year.
At the Milwaukee convention (J. II
Holiengarten, of St. IjiiiIh, was chosen
president of Ihu United Muster Halters
'Die state hank of Iloberts, WiH., was
robbed and more than $11,000 was He
cured from the safe by the robbers.
Krncst Spltzcl was Instantly killed
nnd Joseph Doddle was probably fatal
ly injured by a Chicago, Cincinnati Si
Louisville train at Converse. Ind.
Vale university has entered upon ill
two hundred and third year,
Tile big Armour packing plan'
which wan destroyed by lire at Slou;
City, la., last winter, la to bo rebuilt
The guicral c.ecutle board of tin
Knights of Labor, meeting In WuHhlng
ton, adopted a resolution opposing tin
proposed war of union labor on Presl
ler'.t)osevelt and attributes the hostll
Ity to politicians who would disrupt thi
ranks of labor.
At the Km pirn City track, neat
Yonkeis, N. Y., Major Deltnar trotted
a mile In two minutes, equalling the
record of Ixiu Dillon.
A proposition to admit to member
ship persons of mixed blood, to Join
the ortler, was defeated by the nov
erelgn grand lodge of the Independent
Older of Odtl Fellows.
Joseph Muiucr, a theatrical managrt
In Cincinnati, tried to kill members ol
"Marked for Life" company by shootlni
nt them. Ho wounded three, none
Tiro destroyed an entire block ol
business houses at South Haven. Kau
canting a loss estimated at 175,000.
A review of the week's I rude by Dun
nnd llradstreet's agencies shows con
tinned gains in railroad earnings; nurn
ber of idle men diminished, Jobbln;
trade good, demand for steel restricted
Both the plague end cholera are rag
Ing -it Pel-Tune, tt seuport 60 miles eas'
of Tientsin, north China, where 2,001
deaths have occurred during the par
chanan. Parks lead the seceding ueic
gates. Samuel T Ferguson, paymaster, for n
construction company, was killed and
Charles Martin, his clerk, fatally In
jured by robbers, who blew up their
carriage with dvnamlte near Washing
ton, Pa., and stole $:i,G00,belng onveytd
to the construction camp. 1
Chlc.'igo'K centennial celebration was
Inaugurated with a spectacle vividly
recalling the great tire which destroyed
the city In 1871. Under the watchful
eyes of firemen and inllce, 8,000 pounds
of red fire was burned In -the down
town district, brilliantly Illuminating
a large part of the city. Nine histori
cal tablets were dedicated.
Accidental seizins of a live wire on
the roof of a barn on which he was
plnylng In Chicago caused the death of
Hay F.aler, 1.'! years old.
C. K. G. Hillings, owner of Iu Dil
lon, the trotting mare, has announced
positively that she will not be allowed
to go Into a contest with another hor.e
In a trial for supremacy.
The Southern Pacific railroad esti
mates the; bean output In the lower
California counties this year nt 7.10.000
sacks, about 100,000 sacks more than
any previous estimate.
While running at n high rate of
ppeed a train em the Southern railway
Jumped fnim a tre.-stle 7.1 feet high,
half a mile north eif Danville, Va.
Nine men were killed and seven in
One man was killed nnd 10 men were
Injured In the collapse of part of the
n-w plant of the Western Ulectrlc
company In course of (.(instruction in
Railroads east of the Missouri river
have entered a i omblnallon to protert
American Industries from competition
due to cheap ocan arid Inland fricghtn.
Pittsburg Cleveland. linffalo and
Wheeling delegates, representing 10.000
men. decided to withdraw from Hrldge
and Iron Workers' convention at Kan
sas Cily unless Delegate Sam Parks In
IT.HVOWI, tvn I'OI.ITieW?,.
During a quarrel ove r "0 cents at
Mlddlcsboro, Ky.. John Jones shot and
killed Lawrence! Duffy.
An anti-Sunday baseball bill has
been passed by both brandies of the
Alabama legislature-. The bill pro
hibits the playing on Sunday of base
ball, tennis, golf and football.
Mrs. Perkins and daughter were
drowned while t-ylng to cross the Des
plalnes river near Dundee, Minn.
At Cynthlana, Ky., Judg! O.sbornn
sentence.-d Curtis .lett tei be 'langed De
cember IS for killing Jani'js Coekrlll
at Jackson. Ky., July 21. 1102.
The Fanners' National ceingress ad
journed at Niagara Falls, N. Y., nfter
electing Harvie Jordan, Monllcello,
Father Callahan, the pastor of the
Cathedral parish, Denver, Col , and In
charge of the financed of the parish
and for the building of a new cathe
dral, is short in his accounts to the
amount ol something like $20,000.
President Roosevelt and his execu
tive staff have returned to Washington
from Oyster Hay.
Chairman Dick, of the Ohio repub
lican state; committee, has declined the
challenge of John 11 Clarke, democrat
ic nominee; feir United States senator,
to n Joint de-bate with Senator M. A.
'The populists will have their own
ticket In the Held and poll more votes
than ever before," says former Senator
Marlon Ilutler, of North Cnrollna,
chairman of the populist committee.
Jiiiige John M. Halley, president
Jud:,v of the Twentieth Judicial district,
dropped do'id In his hath room at
flov. Cummins, of lown, opened the
state campaign at Des Moines with si
speech outlining the harmony peillcy to
prevail this fall.
Plus X., It Is claimed, is In thorough
sympathy with the liberal views of
Cardinal Gibbons and his party In tho
Homan Catholic hierarchy.
The porte has expressed a wish for
the withdrawal of the American war
ships now olf Ilelrut It Is thought In
Constantinople that the United States
will not consent.
Great Hrltnln Ib made to realize that
King Kdward VII. Ik a ruler who mians
to rule by the vigor with which ho hat
taken hold of the cabinet situutlon and
the African war and army scandals.,
Great Ilrltaln anil Spain have agreed
to the establishment of a French pro
tectorate over Morocco.
Comte Henri de la Vaillx, Comte
liadcllus Dautremont and Capt. Jules
Veger have set a new balloon record by
crossing from Paris to Hull, a distance
of :tno miles. In 17i hours.
Withdrawal of the American war
ships from Helrut seems unlikely for
the present, in view of n cablegram re
ceived at the, state department from
Minister Lclt-hman, who says; that the
state of affairs nt Ilelrut may yet be
regarded as uncertain.
The national encampment of tho
union veterans' union and the na
tional convention of th) Woman's
Veteran Relief Union will be held In
Louisville, Ky., October 14 to 16, Inclusive.
Lord Mllner, the Ilrltlr.h hlg com
missioner In South Afrlcn, vho Ib now
at Carlsbad, has been offered and has
declined the colonial secretaryship.
Tho Nashville has been ordered to
Mcaragttan wntcrs to protect Ameri
cans, who complain eif bad treatment.
The Turkish government has ordered
the Immediate mobilization of 01 bat
talions of the army reserve, half the
foree tei report at Salonlca nnd the re
mainder to operate with Adrlanoplc as
.Tamos H. Tillman, feirmcr lieuten
ant-governor of South Carolina, and
son of former Congressman Ge;eirge I).
Tillman find nephew of United States
Senator Tillman, was put on trial In
Lexington, S. C, on tho 28th, for tho
murder of N. G. Gonzales, editor of
tho State;, tho chief newspaper of
John O'Grady, a prominent corpora
tion lawyer, died In Kansas City, Mo.,
on the 28th, nfter a brief Illness. Mr.
O'Grady was bom In Ireland In 1850
nnd wus admitted to the; bar at Wex
ford. Ho camo to this country In 1870.
Ho had practiced law In Kansas City
for tho past 15 years.
The employes In the; Cincinnati
branch of tho American Typo Foundry
Co. went out em a strlko at Cincin
nati, on tho 28th, on orders from their
organization lioadquarW.'rs in Chicago.
Tho men said it was to bo a general
strike of all tho type; feiundrles In tho
Charle.-M Pecker, consldere-d the clev
erest lorger in America, Is once inoro
at liberty. Pecker left Sun Quontln
(Cal.) prison, on tho 2Sth, after having
served seven years for raising a $12
draft to $22,000 on the Crocker-Wool-worth
bank of San Francisco, Cal.
At a consultation of physicians, on
tho 28th, It was decided that an op
eration was not necessary In tho case
eif Archbishop John Joseph Kaln, of
St. Ixmis, who was suffering from an
attack of appendicitis at St. Agri.r.V
saf.itnrlunr In ISaltlmore, Md.
Hast St. Louis (c Suburban railroad
will beirln on October 1. to run Its
cars through from ISdvvardsvlllo, 111.,
to tho Kast St. l,ouls loop. Tho cars
will run on a one-hour schedule and
will run to Kdwardsvillo In one; hour
anfi a ball'.
Iiurglars, at four o'clock on tho
morning of the 28th, blew open tho
safe In the Missouri, Kansas; Texas
depot nt Pilot Glove, Cooper county,
Mo., and secured about thirty dollars.
The preliminary examination of
Senator Ge.-o. B. Green on chargers of
conspiracy and bribery in connection
with post olllco Investigations was, on
tho 28th, postponed until October 12.
After an absence of 12- weeks spent
ut Oyster Hay, N. Y.. President Roosej-
volt returned, on tho 28th, to wasu
Ingtem, D. C.
Fives buildings were destreiyed by
an explosion, on tho 28th, at the Cou
ncil powder mills near Shamokin, Pa.
I NEWS FROM MISSOURI, :
MINOR NEWS ITEMS.
Owing to a scarcity of boys in Kan
sas City, Mo., women are being largely
smployed as messengers.
Omaha (Neb.) officers discovered
nearly 1,000 young children working In
the packing houses and ordered thera
C. M. Malloy, of Chattanooga, after
rive- failures with Hying machines, has
geme to San Francisco, where he will
make a sixth attempt.
Kitilronds generally are adopting the
rule that employes who drink or who
frequent places where liquor is sold
ire, subject to dltmlsHal.
James Wallace, an Omaha club man,
has disappeared, leaving a letter to
his father, In which he says he Is
worthless and asks him not to Institute
President Uoosevelt. It Is again said
will not recede from the stand he
has taken In regard to labor conditions
In the government printing office.
Reports to the war department show
that seilellers are; becoming remarkably
proficient In the use of small arms as
a result of the summer range practice.
The Salvation Army. 1.000 strong,
plans n nine days' spectacular Invasion
of the Howery In New York, in the
hope of clausing that stronghold of vice
A saving of $11,000 Is made by the
government em bids for money order
supplies submitted In place of those
recently rejected by the post eiftlce de
partment. A French geographer and an aero
naut arc preparing to make n flight
across the Atlantic in an airsnip.
Blurting from the Canary Islands next
For the first time In the history of
Columbia university a woman has been
directly appointed to a professorship
by the board of trustees. The new pro
fessor Is Miss Margaret R. Maltby,
The report of Consul General Hughes
at Coburg to the department of state
shows Germany to be in the throes of
commercial depression, Thousands of
wen are unemployed, and wages are
going down nt nn alarming rate.
Hollef that tho murder of Orrnndo P.
Dexter was dun to tho hatred of natives
of Adlrondncks for the rich Is strength
ened by a report that shots had been
fired at the house of William Rockefeller.
A post office has been established at
Maples, Texas county.
The post olllco at Trinity, Adair
county, has been discontinued; mall to
The supreme lodge, Knights of
Maccabees, has purchased the $40,000
Issue of Sedalln school bonds.
Saurbler & Sick Is the name of a
blacksmith firm at Nineteenth street
and Forest avenue, Kansas City.
Dr. J. H. Winn, who recently died at
Macon, aged 88, was the oldest practic
ing physician In central Missouri.
Dr. Walter McKlnley, tho Grant City
physician, pleaded guilty In the United
States district court to the charge of
having sent forbidden matter through
the government malls.
Engineer M. C. Page, the Chicago &
Alton engineer who was injured in a
wreck near Slater, and who sued tho
company for $50,000 damages, has ac
cepted $7,500 as a compromise.
In the drill contest at the South
west Missouri Log-Itolling association
at Warrensburg. Trinity camp, of Kan
sas City, won the tirst prize and Jef
ferson City second. Woodmen were In
attendance from many cities and
The state board er prison inspectors
lias awarded for $8,171, the contract for
the binding twine building at the state
prison. It Is hoped to have the ma
chinery in place in time to make twine
for next year's harvest. The prison
plant will have a capacity of 10,000
pounds of twine dally.
A deputy sheriff from Warren coun
ty took back to Holsteln from Kansas
City John Pecker, the sa-year-old
farmer who ran away with Lena Wei
dower, the l.'J-year-(dd girl who had
bee n working for him. When arrested
at the Union depot at Kansas City
Hecker carried a s;atcliel containing
$:s,(i00 in bills.
At the annual meeting of the .Mis
souri County Clerks' association, held
at St. Louis last week, definite; steps
were taken toward a repeal of the pres
ent road laws of Mls-iourl and the fram
ing of one general law covering the
conditions in eery county In the state
by the appointment of a committee to
Investigate all road laws now in force
and make a report.
S. '.. Porter, a prominent farmer and
stockman near West Plains, ban dis
appeared. Three weeks ago be went
to Sprlnglleld to buy goats, and has not
Kince been seen. His farm valued ut
$10,000 and clock weirth $::,000 have
been attached by creditors tei satisfy a
claim eit $:s.fi00. Several years ago,
while residing at Panora, la., Peirler
disappeared I'nder similar circum
stances, and alterward was found ifi
P.. S. McKlnney. e-o.mty surve-yor,
was lined $27.1.1 at Mexico for violation
of tho city ordinance in erecting hitch
ing racks around the courthouse. The
city has Just paved the streets and
beautified the square and it refuses to
allow the county court to replace; tho
old hitching racks. As the county sur
veyor was acting upon the authority
oi the county court the courts must de
cide which is' superior In the matter
the county or tho city.
The Missouri Christian Church Mis
sionary convention, recently held at
Columbia, elected officers as follows;
President, IS. M. Richmond, of Fayette;
vice president, M. .1. Nlcolsorr, of Mem
phis; recording secretary, W. S. St.
Clair, eif Cediimbla; assistant secre
tary, W. F. Hnmmem, of Windsor; cor
rcHpeirnlIng secretary, T. A. Abbeit. of
Kansas City; state superintendent of
Chrhtlnri Kndeavor work, H. A. Den
ton, of Warrensburg. It was deler
mlned to hold all annual conventions in
Juno instead of September. Carroll
ton Wat; selected aa the next place of
That useful animal, the goat, Is be
ing put to a new use on a farm ten
miles northwest of Columbia. A car
load of goats was turned loose on a
piece or ground on tho IJ-anharri Hearn
larm, for the purpose or exterminat
ing rattlesnake!?. The plat of greiund
is thickly covered with undergrowth,
and there are so rnnrry rattlesnakes on
It that workmen are nfrald tei enter it
to clear It up. The experiment Is be
ing watche-d with miHi Interest. Goats
e;n the state farm at Columbia have
proven their efliciene-y In clearing olr
thickly covered ground, but some doubt.
If they will bo nble to exterminate tho
cnakes as well.
There was a bold daylight robbery
two miles north of Marcclino Saturday.
Two well-dressed young men stopped
at the house of Jacob Henslmer, a
wealthy farmer. They stated that they
wcro escaped convicts and wanted din
ner. After they had eaten they "cov
ered" the farmer with plbtols nnd took
from him a small amount ol money,
They mado the farmer promlso not to
tell for eight days. KonMmor and ins
wife kent the secret throimh fear until
late Saturday evening. As soon ns It
was known the oibcers were on the
lookout nnd the robbera were captured
Saturday night ut a hotel in Dutklln,
and ure now In the I.inuetia Jail.
Wonderful Array of Legal Talent
for the Defense.
BOTH SIDES READY FOR TRIAL
kt (lie Time er (lie TtillliiK Tillman
Vn l.tt-iiti-nnnt-ftuvi rnnr of I In;
Mali lillx Hire. I .til (lie l.ini
)cin In I,i-ImkIii.
Columbia, S. C, Sept. 29. After two
Nintlnuances and a change of venue,
lames If. Tillman, son of former Con
gressman George D. Tillman and
nephew of United Stntcs Senator Till
man, was put on trial In Lexington,
Monday, for the murder of N. G. Gon
talcs, editor of the State, the chief
newspaper of middle and upper Caro
lina. The trial hnd been pet for Mon
day, April 1,'!. At the time the editor
was slain Tillman was lieutenant gov
Brneir of the state, having been elected
Tor two years In 1900. His term of
Mllce expired five days after the trag
sdy, when Tillman was in Jail.
At 11 o'clock tho prosecution an
nounced ready for trial and counsel for
the defense answered that while all
. -wk 'A.
the witnesses were not in attendance?
the defense wan ready. The prisoner
in the meantime had entered the dock
The ind let merit was rend and Till
man pleaded neit guilty. He was
dressed in a black suit, and with bis.
six feet twd inches presented a strik
.Much is expected of Senator lien
Tillman, an uncle! of tho prisoner, by
the lawyers feir tho defense, H; was
here hist Monday, aud will be present
during the- trial. Senator Tillman is
the Idol of the people of Lexington
county, which has no towns of more
than a few hundred inhabitants. It was
in Lexington, Fdgclleld and Saluda
counties that the Tillman movement In
South Carolina first s.ecured a foot
hold, and anything that Senator Till
man wants the voters of these eountlcs
try to give him.
On tho day of the shooting. January
11, Mr. Gonzales left his olllce about
two o'clock and was walking home to
lunch. It was cold. He had on an
overcoat and cnrrled his hands in his
pockets, with the thumbs on the out
side, an habitual position with him. At
the sarno time the llcutcneut-governor,.
who had just taken off the (lowing pur
ple robes worn by the lleutenent-gov-ernor
In South Carolina in his capacity
as president of the senate, left the
Htaterhouse witlr two friends, hditeir
Gonzales and tho Tillman party met
Just at the lntersectiein of the street
dowrr which Mr. Gonzales was about to
turn. When directly opposite him
Tillman extended his arm and fired, the
bullet entering one side and passing
out the other.
At the application for" ball, which
was refused, Tillman stated that hi
bad been notified Gonzales had made
threats against him and that he saw
the editor thrust his hand down in bis
pocket. Thereupon ho shot, in an
ante-mortem declaration Mr. Gonzales
said he had sent no messages, made rrc
threat, was unarmed and expected no
trouble. Tillman used a German mag
azine pistol, having great penetration
He also had another revolver el large
caliber, on his, person at tho time. Two
men one a doorkeeper, appointed by
Tillman, who had a bad reputation In
Kdgefleld, and a friend of tho doorkeep
er of the same class confirmed Till
man's story. Ho Is contradicted by a
prominent lady of this city, and neith
er of the friends with whom ho was
walking saw any hostile movement. A
building contractor and several other
persons known In tho community, eye
witnesses, contradict Tillman. All the
evidence on the subject is that IMItor
Gonzales was not armed, had not car
ried a pistol for many years.
It is the opinion of a good many peo
ple that the intention of Tillman war
definitely known to several of his most
Intimate friends several days in ad
vance and developments along this lint
may causo sensations.
A Jury was secured In the afternoon,
and the state proceeded with presen
tation of witueeafctg.