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ROCK 1SJLAOT) ARGU
VOL. Li. NO. 227.
HOCK ISIiAND. rLX... SATURDAY, JUIi 13, 1901.
PBICE THEEE CENTS.
SICK f LIFE
Judge James H. Seller,
WAS PROMINENT IN POLITICS
Declares Human Existence a
Failure and is Heav
ily in Debt.
CrawfordsYille. Ind., July 13.
Judge Janiea II. Seller, candidate for
the democratic nomination for gover
nor. killed himself in his law office
here today by taking morphine.
Declares Ufa a Fallare.
tie left a letter savin? his life was
a failure and h'n debts were large.
lie served on the bench and in the
state legislature with distinction.
BOAT BLOWS UP
KILLING TWO BOYS
Sunbusy, Pa., July 13. An excur
sion boat anchored in the ousque
hanna river near this city blew up
with terrific force today, killing Allen
rctzer. 14. Artie Fetzer, 12, and m-
iurinsr a dozen-other bors, two
fatally. The pilot of the boat is miss
-ing. No cause is given for the ex
plosion. The boys killed were fishing
on a nearby wtarf.
READING IRON MEN
TO RETURN TO WORK
Reading, Pa , July 13. This after
noon the striking iron workers of the
Reading Iron company decided to ac
cept the terms of Vice President
Smith. The strike was called off and
the men eo back to work as soon as
the company is leady for them.
IN AHEAD AGAIN
Rothesay, July 13. The two Sham
rocks started from off Grroch Head
today for a long heat to the wind
waid. At the end cf the heat, the
challenger was 21 minutes ahead of
the Shamrock I. and sbe increased her
lead on the home ran. finishing six
a minutes lsefore the other boat.
FOLLOWS THE HEAT
London.. Jaly IS. The extreme
heat which has prevailed here far the
past few data has been followed by
iciiibc thunder storms in the united
Kingdom and on the continent. Much
damage has been done by lightning
acd torrential rainfall, the streets iu
sciue places being impassable.
WINS OVER TRINITY
Killarxsev. Julv 13. The Universi
ty of Pennsylvania crew easily won
their Tace against Trinity college, of
the Dublin crew, on Killarney like to
day. The water was smooth, with no
COL. JOHN A. JOHNSTON,
A PIONEER. DEAD
He'ena, Mont., July 13. Col. John
A. Johnston, a pioneer, both cf Iowa
i . . r l f T T
ana xvioniana, is ueaa, ageu o. xio
was twice a member of the Iowa leg
islature before the civil war, and
prominent in political and legal cir
cles in Montana since '61.
BY EXTREME HEAT
Brtisfels. July 13 Queen Marie
Henrietta was overcome by the heat
yesterday while playing croquet at
her villa at Spa. Her physician has
been summoned to attend her.
Hot'iImt Miot ami KlUril.
TVtivi!!' Fa.. Jidy 1.". Four
picked iv.:i oitt i ml li e h-t'-I of Pe
ter Hoi o jit Yerfcvillo. near lure, nt
L.tdnight nod -n-oti'tered the iimpri
rlor and Michael l;M'.'"l! and llcnrge
A V,":i li-r. gi:osts. t Mil in;: the fight
v Iiii-h followed cue of I rnhhers wa-
fljot erd Kill'-d .nil Mr. IIke was
v.-ou:iVd !:i the leg. TIio throe ro-
n:ni:)i"? brrglnrs made their escape.
Vi-coniu Man Con' in Ilong Kong.
Milwaukee. July 13. John II. Ba
con, a Milwaukee pewsjaer in;in and
a veteran cf the Sia:ildi war. has ae
ocrted an appointment as vi-e eon:-ul
fT"t'or:il r.Titl clerk to Consul General
luMro ;it lloi'g Kf'ns. Kaoon will
ItfTvo for IIorg Kmij In alnt three
v,-e-ks. lie is a graduate of the I'nl
versity rf Wiseoiisl:i. and his homo Is
In IlCl ;rSr
K.-iei-ie. Wis.. July 1.1. Waldcniar
"hrYteriseu. an eccentric lecturer, lin-;rr-.-r
atid ad enturer, ha arrived here
item Hip wst. Ho will leave in a
few days for Chicago. He Is making
a trin around the w;ill "en his nerve."
lto loft his li:mc in Ilnenos Ayro,
South Anorl-r. after a dare by the
boys on a weekly paper.
limbs Hla Nark While Mowing.
Aldey. M i'-Ii.. July 13. Inni-I Itoh
!enolt. a pioneer of Oratiot county,
was killed near tbif pa Ice by falling
from lil rnnwiug machine and break
lug his neck.
BUSINESS REMAINS STEADY
Crop Proa pre t fin. h aa to CUa Solid En
eonraganiaat tor tha Fntara.
New York. July in. R. Dun &
Co.' weekly review of trade today
.sayw: (ieneral buslnp continue its
even course with all the leading Indus
tries well employed, and with oonfl
denc e expressed on every hand. Boun
tiful erops of wheat seem assured, and
the damage to eoru, while considerable
In nonie directions, does not promise to
lie sufficiently general or serious to at
all huede the progress of the country.
Lalmr troubles are lu process of settle
ment, and speculators have lx-en re
sponsible for most of the unrest which
ha leen reflected in the markets.
Tlie total number of pig iron fur
naces In Mast on July 1. as recorded
by The Iron Age, was but three less
than a month previous, and the week I v
capacity was nPMCO tons. The nio.-t
startling and gratifying feature of the
situation Is the decrease of 15.rT tons
In furnace stocks, notwithstanding nni
output at the rat
icus annually. improvement is gen
eral in the footwear Indusirv. al
though no higher pri-es t-ju lie ol-
t .lined. Textile lines have settled In
Meaiy position mat promise more
lasting prosHrity than If prices had
been forced higher or sensational ac
tivity had followed the altered attitude
Failures for the week numbered 20.9
In the Fnited States, against l'NI last
year, and 27 In Canada, against 21 last
ASSASSIN ABROAD AT NOON
Ulcbinn Farmer Sbot Down Willie at
Work in Hla Field.
St. Joseph, Mich.. July 1.1. Driving
through his fields on top of a load of
rve nt noon Thursday Peter Smith, the
most prominent farmer of the Brain-
bridge district, fifteen miles northwest
of tlits citv. was shot and killed, it
Is allege!, by a neighbor with whom
lie had quarreled. The man suspected
of having committed the deed was
seen crossing a near-by Held wHh u
.hot mm tossed upon his back. The
assassin was hidden In-hind a tack of
rve. while along the road his intended
victim was drivings -all unconscious of
the fate awaiting In in.
The noise of the shooting and liie
err of the victim brought I lie laborers
from the tieU to the siiot, but th mur
derer had already made good his es
imjm- by entering a near-by woods.
Sherif Fred B. Ollins of this city ar
rived on the sceni of the murder at 1
p. in. The shooting occurred on the
Jacob Wvnn farm, two miles east of
llrainliridge. Kexrts receiviil from
there state that the people are in n
frantic- state of exclttiiient and that
a lynching Is probable ir the assassin
CHANGES IN ILLINOIS LAW.
Advocated at m Bleatlne of the State liar
Held at Chloaco.
Chicago, July 13. Many changes In
the Illinois statutes were reconi mended
at the twenty-fifth annual mooting of
the State Bar association, held here.
.ilolph Moses submitted the report of
the -ommitiee on law reform, which
called attention especially to the great
need of changes in the laws governing
corporations. His recommendation
that a committee tie apMinted to draft
desired amendments for presentation
to the next legislature was approved.
It i believed." the report says,
that the enrjioi-ation laws of the state.
which have not undergone any sjiooia!
amendment for nearly thirty years.
should receive a thorough overhauling
In the light of legislation which ha
lieen deemed necessary for the protec
tion of the people in other states.
WILL CLAIM A BARONETCY.
of the Unired Statra Would
Called Baraa Fairfax.
Loudon. July 13. The Daily M.nll
says that Aliicrt Kirby la.rras.
through his solicitor. Mr. Carey, Is
about to present his formal claim to the
Fairfax baronetcy. Carey is now In
Indon preparing the requisite doeu-
meuts in the case.
Albert Kirby Fairfax is a citizen of
the I'nitod Stales residing in New
York. I'pon the death of his father.
John Con tee Fairfax, who died In
Maryland. Sept. 2l. l!Kwi. Alliert Kir
by Fairfax became entitled by inheri
tance to flie title of Baron Fairfax, of
Cameron. John Contee Fairfax re
ceived Iiis right to the title uion the
deatli of his brother Charles in 1HK in
the I'nitod States. Neither Charles
nor John Fairfax over assumed the
title which lielonged to them.
Identified the Right Feraon.
Parkers-Jill nr. W. Va.. July 13. The
chances for Bert Clenn getting off are
materially diminished, lhursday qune
number of witnesses blent ml the
woman as liert iiionn. formerly ot
Williamstowii. Mrs. Vesta Hoover
was poitive the prisoner was Bert
Ilcnn. who lioarded with her In IWh;.
Dr. Kline. A. S. Richards. S. T. Pretty
man, and John Richards, all of Will-
'inis-town. also identified the prisoner
as Bert tilenn. Kienanis sum mat at.
the time he suspected that Glenn was
Chicago Broker Sued.
Chicago, July 13. (J. V. Shoemaker
has entered suit In the circuit court
against J- J. Townsend. a stock brok
er, for 5o7,ixx. uuring tn noom in
Northern Pacific Hoik Shoemaker
laims that he instructed Townsend
to buy 20O shares at 11.. When the
market approached 400 during the
orner In the utock he says he orderai
Townsend to sell. He claims that he
has been unable to collect his profits.
They Have Warrant! for Ilim.
'Marsfealltown. Ia., July 13. Dr. C.
Y. Hamilton, whose business cards
stat he is nn oculist with offices in
the Masonic Temple in Chicago, but
who of late had been a race track
follower, was sought by local officers
Thursday. They have four warrants
barging him with enrbezzleuieiit.
Hamilton's victims are four owners
of rao horses in attendance at the
Jdarefaaowj) r aits , .
!as told by funstoh
Capture of Aguinaldo a Very Ex
pert Piece of Strategy
with the Pen.
THOSE I0EGED LETTERS OUTLINED
Description of the Actual Capture
Cowardice or Aguinuldo's
Guard of Fifty Men.
Washington. July 13. The war de
partment yesterday made public Brig
adier Ueneral Funstou's report of the
capture of Aguinaldo. made under date
of May 4. This reort present.- in de
tail all the facts relating to the capture
of over l;.10UHMl,of A ;,iiu.;,ido. Ceueral Fuuston show
that his entire plan of the expedition
wa-s submitted to the comuiandin
general of the department of northern
15KKJ. CKX. FFN'STON.
l.iton. and then was sent to General
MacArthur. by whom it was approved
General Fuuston goes into details con
cerning the captured correspondence
from Aguiualdo ami the use he made
of Cecil io S.-igismumlo. who had pre
sented himself to Lieutenant J. D. Tay
lor, of the Twenty-fourth Infantry,
with letters of Aguiualdo that he was
to deliver to various insurgent chiefs
With Regard ro the Korgerie.
General Funsioii gives the following
account of the forged letters which
were used to deceive Aguiualdo: "tin
Oct. V.MMi. while scouting ill 1 lie vi
cinity of Gapan. Nueva F.cija. I had
surprised the insurgent chief l acuna
in ins a-auip. aim nail cantureii. among
other things, some writiug paper which
bore his headquarter' seal. On thi
paMr two letters were written to
Aguiualdo over the earefullv forged
Igsatiire of In iina. One of these, let
ters was dated Feb. 24. lUol. at Bulac.
a place in the mountains east of I'jin-
aramla. In it Lacuna acknowledged
the receipt of Aguiualdo" s letters of
Jan. 13 and 14. and thanked him for
the confirmation of his tLacnna"si ap
pointment as brigadier general, made
some time previously by Alejandrino.
Second Forgery la I'reparrd.
"If will be remembered that the let
ters of Aguiualdo referred to had fal-
n into our hands. Our letter in
dulged In the usual rhetoric employed
by the Itisnrgent chiefs in their cor
respondence, and gave a glow lug ac
count of the progress of the campaign
from the standpoint of Lacuna. An
other letter, supposedly from the same
place, but dated Feb. US. was prepared.
stating that the writer had just re
ceived a communication from Baldo-
niero Aguiualdo ordering him to send
one of his liest companies under a re
liable chief to Kmilio Aguiii.-lldo in Isa-
bela. In accordance with these order
he was sending this for-e under Lieu
tenant Colonel Hilerio Plaoido.
DEUCATK I'OINT WELL COVERED.
Forged Signature Verr Aeatlr Done De
tail of the Capture.
"The latter, he stated, had lieen cap
tured by the American a year ago.
and after his release had lived in Jaen.
but recently had taken to the field
again when ordered to do o by La
cuna. This was Included in the letter
for fear that Aguinaldo might liave
heard at Placido had lon captured by
the Americans ami h.-ul taken the oath
of allegiance. The letter also stated
that Aguinaldo's oouriier, Cocilio Sigis
niundo. was with Lacuna and would
accompany the column. These two
letters were dictated by me. hut were
written by Segovia. We wore in pos
session of a number of samples of La
cuna's signature.' and had previously
succeeded In executing a very neat
forgery of ins autograph at the end of
each one of the twji ulieets."
Of the actual capture General Fuu
ston says: "Aguiualdo. with his otti
cers. hail awaited In his quarters.
Placido and Segovia entered the house
to report their arrival, and after a
short conversation Segovia stepped
outside the house and ordered the
MaealH-bes. who had just come up
from the river bank, to open fire on the
insurgents, who wore standing In lino
(about fifty strongi at a distance1 of
aliout fifty yards. The Ma caliche !
were so excited and nervous that their
lire was very ineffective. But two of
the insurgents were killed, the remain
der In their flight throwing away eight
een rifles and a thousand rounds of
ammunition. " I
"As soon as Segovia had given the J
order he ran back Into the house and i
opened tire on the officer surrounding ;
Aguinaldo. He wounded Villa ami Al- '.
hamhra. 'flie latter jumped out of the
house Into the river ami was not seen
again. Villa, on lieing wounded, sur
rendered, as did also Santiago Barce
lona. Agnlnaldo'a treasurer.. The five
remaining officer escaped from the
house and swain the river. Placido .
eelzed Aziii.oaldQ fnji. told, bin, that lie -
was a prisoner or tue Americans. At
this juncture the Americans arrived on
the scone and gave their attentiou to
getting the Maeabebes under control
and protecting the prisoners from
them. One Marabebe was slightly
wounded by a gunshot wound in the
FIRE AS SANITARY MEASURE
Jollet People Burn a Hotel to Gat Rid of
Joliet. Ills.. July 13. A thousand
people Thursday watched the entire
police force of Joliet Invade the old
Bissell hotel and strip the building o
nil Its furniture. '1 he place had been
under smallMx piarautine for the pas
tliree weeks and a score or negroes
confined therein. Monday night the
building, which Is an Iminens..-. wooden
structure, was condemned by the conn
ell and ordered burned. 1 lie negroes
were given until lhursday to move.
Thev refused to do and Thursday night
the police put all tlMr goods into t-hi
street and closed the hotel penna
Consequently last night was one of
the most exciting in Joliet's history
The city authorities set tire to the h-
tcl. and three other buildings took tin
and were destroyed. The German
Kvangelicai church caught, but the fire
was extinguished. Threats of damage
suits against the city are numerous
All the buildings burned were deemed
public unisauces and a menace by the
SHAFFER'S LAST WORD
Steel Men Must Come to Taw at
Once or a Strke
Is Next.' -
TWO DAYS DEVOTED TO TALK ONLY
Must lie Decisive Some
Says the Amalga
I'.ttsb'.irg, Pa.. July 13. The second
day of the conference lictwecu tin
Steel and Tin
Association oC Iron
Workers and the steel
came to a close last
an agreement having
Another session will be
ami from indications a set-
general strike will be tin
result before it ends. Although the
meetings are held behind closed doors
and the proceedings guarded with great
secrecy, it is learned that t lie entire
day was given over to disc ussiou. each
side putting its best foot forward to
gam a point. Nothing, Jiowevcr. was
Muat lie Settled at Th.n Sfolon.
hen the conference adjourned all
of the conferred wore appealed to for
information as to the status of affairs.
but nothing definite could be learned
Late last night President Shaffer, ef
the Amalgamated Association, consent
ed to be minted in the following state
ment: "Nothing actually was accom
piisucii today. o proposition was
submitted by either side to the con
troveisy. No time limit has been se
on the conference, but it must come to
an end. Tomorrow must settle It one
way or another. If no agreement is
reaoiiiMi tne general strike which was
set for last Monday will proceed. I
am Mill hoping for a sett lenient.
In ttis Event of a strike.
v hen asked, in the event of a strike.
If it would iuvolve all the plants of tin
Fnited States Steel Corporation Shaf
fer replied: "Every union man iu
every plant in any war connected wit li
the Steel Corporation will be called
out. and we have many members in
mills where they are not suspected bv
the manufacturers. A general strike.
If ordered, would Include the union
workers In the Federal Stool company.
the National Steel company, the Amer
ican Tinplate company, the American
Sheet Steel company, and the Ameri
can Steel Hoop company, and all mem
bers In iion-umon or open nulls aggre
gating about SO.ooo men who would be
Would Gladly Meet a CompromUe.
President Shaffer himself, while not
stating that he Is prepared to initiate a
compromise, intimated that should onn
come from the other side he would
gladly meet it half wav and concede
anything not compromising the inter
ests of his people. Judge K. H. Gary,
chairman of the Fnited States Steel
Corporation executive committee, was
in the city all day. practically Incog.
Ho did not take part In the conference
eetly. nor did ho appear in the meet
ing, but it is learned from high au
thority that he was not far away from
the meeting, and was fully cognizant
of everything that transpired. He left
for Chicago last night.
She Wit "In a Fannoua Ilattle.
Washington. Julv 13. The secretary
of the navy has ordered the famous old
Minnesota to be stricken from the
naval register. A board of condemna
tion has just appraised her at flo.ODO.
and she will be sold at public auction
at Boston, where she now lies. T he
Mlnensota was the flagship of Admiral
Goldsboro in the famous battle lie
twoeti the Merriniae and the Union
fleet In Hampton roads, the day be
fore the Monitor arrived.
Youngeet Member on Record.
Joy. Ills.. July 13. Hartzell Kramm.
of this eltv. named In honor of Bishop
Hartzell. the celebrated Methodist mis
sionary to Africa, is claimed by the
ladies of Joy to hold the record for
youth In membership of a missionary
society. Baby Hartzell was one year
old on July t. and has lieen a life mem
ber of the Woman's Foreign Mission
ary society since he was six weeks old.
Accident Drove Her Mad.
Beloit. .Wis.: July 13. Mrs. Oscar
Turney. wife of a contractor, has be
come a raging maniac from brooding
over a grade crossing aeeldent . lit .
5rt.if.ll two wQineriwere kiJIea,
Kansas Having the Hottest Time
Experienced So Far in
DROUGHT ADDED TO THE CALORIC
Hay, Which is a Kansas Specialty,
Worth One Cent a Pound Some
Warm Jtecorda. -
Kansas City. Mo.. July 13. No rain
fell yesterday iu auy part of the
drought-stricken district. -ousisting of
all of Kansas, western Missouri, Okla
homa aud Indian Territory. Over
lunch of this region it was the worst
day of the long, hot sjiell, the tem
lerature being more than Iimi degrees
and no breeze stirring. Corn. oats, bay
and potatoes are so badly injured that
even with rain the yield would be
short, and as the weather bureau gives
no hope of relief, the outlook is dis
couraging. At some places iu Kansas
there has been no rainfall whatever for
nearly three months. The present is
the worst drought since IKiio, when
New Kuglaud sent food to the settlers
of Kansas. ,
One Rift In the Kan.aa 4 loud.
However, the past few years have
been very prosperous ones, and even
now the Kansas farmers are harvest
ing one of the largest crops of wheat,
if not the largest, iu the history of the
state. A great many counties send
word that with rain corn will le a half
crop: without rain soon, no yield.
few say there is yet hope for a fair har
vest. II ay sold yesterday morning for
$20 a ton a cent a pound the highest
price ever reached in this market
This is almost as much pound for
pound as wheal is worth. Receipts
were very small and most of the hay
which came In was sold some time
ago in the country before the drought
became so serious.
I'ajra to Sltip If ay Out Tliere.
Hay is so high here that it can be
shipped in from Minnesota or Ohio, or
almost any state in the country that
ha a crop. Kansas and Missouri
which usually furnish as much hay as
anv three eastern states, and at tins
time of the year are shipping train-
loads of liav to other points, are Inlying
hay this year. In numerous- places
there is no pasturage, and owners of
cattle are shipping hay to their farm
Alfalfa has yielded well everywhere
and will be the salvation of many
farmers. For the past five days 110.-
ihhi hogs have been received at the
stock yards, breaking all records
These heavy shipments are due to the
scarcity of corn. In Audraiu county.
Mo., young calves, wor'h $.i a few days
ro. are offered at $-. a head.
UK AT IMEN8K IN NEBRASKA
Temperature from lOll to HO Reported
I'rntinr Humanity EUewliere.
Omaha. Neb.. July 13. The heat
yesterday was intense. The thermom
eter reached 104 degrees in this city.
and ranged from 103 to 107 throughout
the state. At Fairbury the mercury
registered 107: at Tecumseh, 104, and
at O'Neill. 103. The street thermom
eters in this city were as high as 110
luring the day. and the streets were
fairlv cleared of people. Hardly a
breath of air stirred during the twenty.
four hours. There was. however, an
absence of hot winds which character
ized the hot spell last week. The local
forecaster gives no hope or relief ex
cept that the Indications are for a less
degree of humidity.
Mitchell. S. I).. Julv 13. A hot wind
swept over this section of the state yes
terday that had bad effects on the
wheat crop. Competent judges place
the damage done to wheat at from 1.
to per cent. The temperature by
the government thermometer yester
day afternoon wa 104.
Joplin. Mo.. July 13. In this place
yesterday ltd degrees was the temper
attire. But one rain has visited Joplin
and the surrounding country since
Mav. At Springfield. Mo.. 1(14 was re
corded, the highest in the history of
the signal service there.
.Kansas City. Mo.. Jury 13. Yester
day was the hottest day ever experi
enced in the southwestern part of Mis
souri. In Kansas City for four hours
In the afternoon the government ther
mometer registered P3. while the mer-
urv on the street in the down-town
districts soared to los and lio.
lies Moines. Ia.. July 13. The gov
ernment thermometer registered a tem
perature of 102 at 3:.'W yesterday aft
ernoon, the highest ot the year.
Lawrence. Kan.. July 13. The rec
ord of the weather kept by Chancellor
II. Snow, of the Fniversity of Kan
sas, snowed yesterday s temperature
to bo the hottest in thirty-four years.
The mercury reached 10T.."i degrees.
Marshall. Mo.. July 13. The govern
ment thermometer stood at 10S at 2:3fl
yesterday afternoon, the highest tem
perature ever recorded here.
Looklnr Over a Sanitarium Site.
Janesville. Wis.. July 13. Thirty-
two Chicago physicians arrived In
Janesville on a special train Thursday.
They were met by a delegation of lo-
al physicians and newspaper men and
escorted to the steamboat landing,
where they took passage to Burr
Springs to examine the Burr lithia
springs and the property where the
proposed $400,000 bottling works, hotel
und sanitarium Is to be located. 1 He
doctors spent nearly two hours at the
springs, testing the water and enjoy
ing the beautiful scenery. They all
spoke in the most complimentary terms
of the water.
Hla ConeVienca Ia RauVer Slaretan.
Springfield. Mass.. July 13. James
Callanan, formerly register clerk iu
the pnstofhee in this city, who left
June '2 taking with him a number of
registered packages and letters, gave
himself up to the authorities" yester-
lle 6ya his conscience troubled
MOST REMARKABLE CASE.
Slan'a Head Nearly Torn from Hi Body,
Yet He Will Live and Sutler.
Chicago. July 1.5. Although his
Jhead is almost torn from the body, Jo
seph Burdick is still alive, furnishing,
It is said, oue of the most remarkable
cases known to physicians. Burdick's
head hangs by a mere shred, having
been all but taken off by a huge piece
of metal which fell across his neck
by the overturning of a flat car. The
trachera and larynx were completely
torn away, and the unfortunate man
was taken to the hospital, presumably
to die. By some fort .ne his neck was
not broken, nor we'o the jugular vein
and carotid arter injured.
At tne hospital Ilurdick was prompt
ly operated upon and tuipped with ti
device for breathing which projects
from the throat Just above the collar
bone. Hr. I. Clark Gary, in shaking
of the case yesterday, said: "It is
safe to assume that the Injured mau
will live, and he will be confronted by
a peculiar condition. He will never
lie able to utter a sound not even a
groan. He will have to acquire the
means of communication used by
mutes, and to do this he will have to
start in life at the bottom, just as a
child has to."
FOUL MURDER OF ITALIANS.
Some Civilized Mieialppiana Slioot Them
-While They Are Aaleep.
Memphis. Teiin.. Jul 13. A special
to The Commercial Appeal from Green
ville, Miss.. Says: Two Italians were
killed and another was seriously
wounded at Krwln, a small station
thirty miles south of Greenville, on
the Iliverside division of the Yazoo
aud Mississippi Valley railroad
Wednesday night. Joliu Serio. aged 5(1
years, ami his son. Vincent Serio. were
killed, while Salvator I.iberto was dan
gerously wounded. They all came
from ivfalu. Sicily. The three had
been living near ;ien Allen, but on ac
count of some trouble were ordered to
leave the community by the citizens.
The men went to Krwiu. a few miles
distant from Glen Alieu. and decided
to locate. While they were asleep at
Krwin Wednesday night I he three were
riddled with bullets. The Italians in
the county are considerably wrought
up over Ihe matter. Governor Lon
gino and the Italian consul at New
Orleans were notified of the killing.
WEDDED AN ADVENTURER.
School Tenclier Jeludrd by a Man Who
Then Ilenerted Her.
Flint. Mich.. July 13. Kdith M. Bur
nett has been granted a decree of di
vorce from Henry Burnett on the
grounds of non-support and desertion.
Mrs. Burnett was formerly Miss Edith
Marwlt a nil a prominent school teacher.
Burnett is an adventurer who came
to Flinl from an alleged trip to China
and .lapau. and said he was on his way
to Central America, where he claimed
to have heavy railroad and plantation
He deferred his return long enough
to secretly wed the school teacher, and
theu continued his journey, promising
to send for his bride, but the lady was
never summoned by her husband.
Friends of the lady claim that Bur
nett's matrimonial venture was a mat
ter of pure business. His bride was
thrifty and had amassed a snug sum
of nioner teaching. Burnett induced
her to loau him a large portion of her
(savings to invest in Central America
Hr. IL Finlev Holmes, a dentist of
Lincoln. Neb., has been sued for $10
noil for breach of promise by Miss
Louise Laecy. of Chicago.
Missouri midgets weighting forty-
seven and fortv-ttve pounds, were mar
It is rejmrted that King Kdward will
sell much old furniture aud bric-a-lu'ac
from the royal palaces.
Cuban customs receipts for June
show a decrease of 'U."i.(KM from last
Servant guis and others nt 1 uicago
have organized the Working Women
T'nion of America.
The Spanish steamer Friarte No. 4
ran on Winter shoals, near Lewes. Del.
and broke in two. but all on board
At Albany. Mo., some cllildreii fed
dynamite to a pet frog and upset a tool
chest on him. One child was killed
and another badly hurt.
A. C. rainier, a Chicago civil enp
neor, was shot and killed at Audin
Miss. W. L. Nolan, a fellow employe.
The household efTeets of ox-Fresi-dent
Carlos Kzeta. of Salvador have
been sold for debt at public auction at
Carnegie has offered Leadville $100,-
00O for a library, with the usual stipu
lation. Times in Ireland were lively yester
day. It Mas the anniversary of the
battle of the Boyne.
A intional onvention of negro bank
ers of the i niton states has teen
called to meet at Buffalo Sept. 2G-28.
A niv :il ihe U est India rteks. Lon
don, destroyed property valued at f 1,
000,000. Choked !! Antagonist o Death.
Grand Rapids. N. I).. July 13. Chris
Theodorson. a well-known farm labor
er, was killed three miles northwest
of Mayville. A niinrlter of farmers and
lalmrers were enjoying a kog of beer
wh'fli trouble started betweonTheoder-
son and a prominent farmer named
Martin Olson, the former being
strangled to death.
Indictments Against Building Owners.
New York. July 13. Indictmeuts
against Thomas F. Keehan and Will
iam V. V. Bowers, president and direc
tor of the Tarrant company, whose
building was burned after an explos
ion on Oct. last, were- presented
yesterday fcy the grand jury. The In
dictments charge manslaughter iu the
Kn eland Wins the Shield.
London. July 13. At yesterday's
shooting of the National Rifle associa
tion at Bislay. England won the Elcho
duliecxa eiucii yrith. a score of LG09.
IK ON A BANK
Depositors at Peru, Ind.
Lined Up Since Early
Morning. RUSH TO WITHDRAW FUNDS
Said to Be No Cause
Alarm In Business
Peru, Ind., July 15. There was a
run on the Miami County Loan and
Savings association today. The de
positors' lines have been formed
since early this morning. There is a
constantly increasing rush to with
Mar Be All Right.
From the best information there is
no cause for alarm. Tne concern bc
ean a banking business six months
GOES UP IN SMOKE
Butte, Mont., July 13 The. Butte
hotel was destroyed by lire this morn
ing. All the guests ana neip are be
lieved to be saved. Several guests
jumped from the upper windows.
None was seriously injured, ihe loss
is (90,000. Many of the guests lost
their personal efTeets.
IS STILL RAMPANT
Kansas City, July 13. All is quiet
about the county jail this morning,
but it is believed that another attempt
will be made to lynch the negroes,
Roberts and Holland, suspected of as
saulting Mrs. Davis. The men deny
complicity in the outrage. The
authorities say they are prepared to
combat any attack on the jail.
ALLEN BIDS ADIEU
TO PORTO RICO
San Juan, July 13. Gov. Allen and
wife, with their household effects,
sailed for Mew York today on the
Maj flower. The governor admitted
he had no intention of returning to
Porto Rico. It is eemi-oflicially an
nounced that he will enter the diplo
THE BRITISH THINK THEY
HAVE A GOOD CATCH
London, Juiv 13. It is reported
that Acting President Schalkburger
and wife have been captured near
Waterval, Transvaal, and sent as
prisoners of war to Pretoria. The
military authorities attach great im
portance to the capture.
INSANE MAN KILLS
TRAVELER ON TRAIN
Rawlins. Wyo., July 13. Ned II.
Copeland, formerly bank teller at
Omaha and now a resident of South
St. Joseph, Mo., shot and killed A. C.
Rogers, a traveling man for the Swift
Packing company, on a Union Pacific
train last night. Copeland waa un
doubtedly insane. He says Rogers
GREAT WESTERN RACES
CLOSE AT MILE TRACK
The Great Western circuit meeting
closed at Davenport yesterday. There
were five exciting extra heat races,
the feature being the 2:07 pace. Re
sults: 2:30 class, trotting, purse $500
Vie Scheller won second, third and
fourth heats, time, 2:18, 2:20. 2:18';
Luzon won first heat, time, 2:21 J.
Captain Bracken, Lady Constantine
and C. K. i ulton also started.
2:07 class, pacing, purse f500
Little Bov won second, third and
lifth heats, time. 2:071. 2:08j, 2:081:
Riiev H. won fourth beat. time. 2:111;
Major Muscovite won first heat, time.
'J mm i .
"2-14 elans, trotlinf. nurse foOJ
Ida Sultan won third, fourth and fifth
heats, time, 2:171, 2:18. 2:17; Bes
sie Gilbert won hrst andeecond beats.
time. 2:144. 2:141. Biack Robert and
Sunbeam also started.
IndorMil a towtr Freight MoTeinant.
Des Moines. Ia.. July 13. The Na
tional Marble nd Granite Dealers
association, which met here Thursday.
Indorsed the movement inaugurated
by the Iowa association to eeiire low
er freight rates on marble and granite.
Officers were elected as follows:
President. J. M. (Jraham. of I)e9
Moiues; vice president. J. I. Manning,
of Kutland. Vt.: secretary. C J. Field.
of Creston. Ia.: treasurer. T. II. PrStch-
ard. of AVatertowu. S. D.; executive
commit tee. L. W. P.allard. of Sioux
Falls. S. !.; F.. II. Prior, of Postville.
Ta.. and F. P. Alderman, of Wast
Kiwipapir Is Tied I' p.
Columbus. O., July 13. TroubI in
the Press-Post, a local sheet, culmi
nated yesterday morning hy a lookout
of the writing force, all of whom are
members of the Newswrifers' union.
The union printers refused to set cfrpy
the new men prepared and walked
out. followed by the stereotypers aud