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VOIi. Ii. NO. 2G4,
BOCK ISIiAND. ILL., MONDAY, AUGUST 2C, laOl.
PBICE THEBE CENTS.
DROP TO OEATHF-
Four Workmen Lose Their
Lives in an Illinois
CABLE HOLDING CAR BREAKS
And They are Precipitated
247 Feet Their Necks
Bloomlugton, 111., Aug. 26 Four
miners lost their lives in an accident
at the Chenoa coal mine today.
--- .Several miners were about to de
cend in a car, when a man and a boy
took fright and stepped oil.
They were just in time, for the ca
ble holding the car broke, preclpitat
ing four others to the bottom of the
shaft, 247 feet below.
All Instantly Killed.
All were instantly killed, their
necks being broken. The dead:
LIQUOR AND ACID MIX:
IRA GODFREY IS DEAD.
Bassey, Iowa., Aug. 26. Ira God
frey, a farmer aged 60, died vester-
day from the effects of carbolic acid
poisoning. While under the influence
of liquor a bottle of acid brokeln his
pocket and the liquid became mixed
with, the liquor.
OF LOSS IN A BATTLE
London, Aug. 26. Kitchener tele
graphs that three officers and 65 men
who were sent to north Lady brand
were surrounded on unfavorable
ground and captured by a superior
forco Thursday. One man was killed
and four wounded. The prisoners
Kitchener adds that he received
letters from Steyn, Botha and De Wet
protesting against his proclamation.
raying the Boers intend to continue
lighting. The Boer surrenders. Kitch
ener, eays, have lately increased.
OVER THE PROTOCOL
Uome, Aug. 20 According to a
IllSCl. Switzerland, dispatch, the ill- I
ness of Prince Chan, brother of the
emperor cf China, who arrived there
on i.e way to Berlin to apologize for
the as. assination of Baron Von Kett-
ler, is the pretext for delay, Chen
bavin? r.xeived orders from Pekln
not to proceed, as fresh complications I
had arisen with reference to the set
tlement of the protocol.
SWIFTWATER BILL'S BREAK.
Lut Ob It Elopement Wllb UiaOwaSla-
ter'e 14-Year-Old Olrl.
Tacooia. Wash.. Aug. LM. -Swift-
water Bill" ;ates has capped the cli
max of his matrimonial career hy elop-
Ing with nud marrying Lydiu Boyle.
hi 14-year-old niece. The mother of
the girl, who Is Gates' sister, has
sworn out a warrant charging her
brother with kidnaping. This is Rill's
fourth matrimonial adventure in four
years. His first two wives were ac
tresses and sisters, one of whom se
cured a divorce.
Had tbe Wrong Slan'e Corpe.
Kvansville. I ml.. Aug. When
Mrs. t;eorge William Schmitt arrived
from St. Louis Saturday she brought
with her a cortin upioscd to contain
the remains of her husband. When
the casket was opened the woman wa
jurprtecd t find the remains of
strange man. Telegrams were ent to
the hospital at St. Ixniis where the
woman husband died asking ror an
explanation, but 110 answer has 1een
received up to a late hour.
Kpldeinlc Among tho t inny Trlho.
Xortli ville. Mich.. Aug. !';. W. C.
Marsh, of Washuigton, an expert .of
the Uniti-d States fish commission. Is
here investigating a di sense which Is
playing havoc with the fish in the
hatchery. About ;.( or of the
breeding brook trout have died from
home unknown cause. Other stations
have been similarly afflicted.
Will Trjr Protection Themaelvee.
Washington. Aug. Z'i. The talk here
Is that it is In-coming apparent that
Kuropean countries, alarmed at In
crease in foreign trade of the United
States, are preparing for simultaneous
attack upon American commerce and
Juatlce Fleld'a XTIdow Dead.
Oakland. Cal.. Aug. Mra. Susan
Field, widow of the late Stephen J.
Field, of the I'nited States supreme I
court, died at the home of her sister, I
Mrs. t'eorge F. Whitney, Saturday aft
ernoon. She was nearly 7 years old.
Not tbe Corpaaof George Parker.
Springfield. Ills.. Aug. .fi. The re
maining unidentified man killed in the
Chicago and Alton wreck last week,
npposed to have been George Parker,
of Chicago, proves not to be him.
DUtrict Attorney Drope Iad.
Minneapolis. Minn.. Aug. "tJ. Unit
ed States IMstrlet Attorney Frans
dropped dead at bis home Saturday
corning from heart disease. - -
It Leva! to Oat Bid of Bll
Wife by Dlt.rtt.
Wilmington. X. C. A 11 jr. 20. Henry
M. Flagler. .Standard Oil magnate and
multi-millionaire, of Florida, and Miss
Mar j Lily Kenan, of this city, wore
IIKJTBT M. FLAOLKIt.
married at high noon Saturday. The
affair was solemnized at the old Kenan
homestead in Kenansville. a village of
..0 Inhabitants, about seven milrs
from the Atlantic toast.
The legislature of Florida itassed a
law last spring allowing a man to se
cure a divorce from an insane wife.
It 1 paid Flagler was instrumental in
passing the law. Flagler" first wife
is in an insane asylum.
INTO A CANNING FACTORY.
A Locomotira and llvi Car (rush and Do
l OO.OOO Damage.
Jancsvillc. Wis.. Aug. 20. A North
western road engine and box ;
plunged through the Jauesville canning
factory plaut Saturday evening. The
building was of brick, jut ilnisheil
at a cost of $ir.O,Mio. It is now in
ruins. The engine struck the lig war
cr tank and it fell lengthwise of the
building, and crushed it. Thirty mil
lion tin cans were smashed, and all
the costly special machinery, the en
gine and the loiIcrs were crushed.
The loss will reach over fluo.tiiMi. The
plant was just finished ready to go to
The engineer and firemen left .he
engine and car on a grade lt:o yard:
lroiu the ituiKiing. ami went to see
where to put the car. The engine
started down the grade. Jumped the
track, and went through one end of
the building. There can le no can
ning this season. The company has
Other factories at C'assviilc .Wis., and
at points in Iowa.
THEY WANT A NEW COUNTY.
To Be Taken from Two Other and to In-
elude tat ft- ILotil.
I.crniion, Ills.. Aug. 20. A move
ment is 011 foot, headed by citizens of
flranite City and other manufactur
ing cities across the river from St.
Louis, to have n separate county made
of the district lying along the MIskIs-
sippi river in M. t lair and Madison
conntis and embracing the cities of
East St. Louis. Kart t'arondelet. Brook
lyn. Venice. M.idisou. ;ranite City,
Mitchell. Alton and Last Alton.
The claim Is that all these cities
which have futures as manufacturing
points have interests which are iden
tical and more or less at variance with
the agricultural section of the two
counties. The proiosod plan is
to form a county tu-ar-ticallv a Ion 2
the lines of the "selienie and charter
or st. I.onis. rhe territory would
nave a poptntiticn 4r mi.mwi. 1 he par
ties interested claim that the neccs-
hcry steps to accoiuiilish the object
will be taken soon.
DREAMED OF THE DISASTER.
Saw the Traced y of the City of (iolconda
Seven Year Ago.
Springfield. Ills.. Aug. Secre
tary of State .lames A. Itose tells a
strange story of a dream that be had
seven j'ears ago. in which he saw the
wreck of the steamer City of Colconda
at I'adncali. At tnat time the steamer
had not evea been built, and there was
no craft on the river of that style.
The residence of the secretary of Male
at tJohonda stands on a high bluff
overlooking the Ohio river.
He dreamed he was standing at the
window when he saw the strange boat
approaching, mid saw her suddenly
turn turtle and go down. A few days
before the recent accident the secre
tary was at his home on a-visit, and
was startled to ee the toat that an
swered the description of the one seen
In his dream. He called his wife's at
tention to It. Soon atferward the Ool-
conda went down, with twenty per
sons. HELEN WILMANS POST.
Mental Healer of Florida Kaally GlTea
Bond of $2,000.
Dayton:;, Fla.. Aug. I'O. Colonel and
Mrs. C. C. Tost (Helen Wihnanst and
Charles I'. Iturgman. mental scien
tists, arrested at Sea Breeze l-.iday
charged with using the mails for fraud-
ulent purposes, returned Saturday
from Jacksonville, where they had
teen taken for preliminary trial lefore
1'nitod States Commlssiouer W. M.
Archibald. They waived examination.
.Bond of SCi.OOO each was required
and promptly given, the sureties leing
Dr. E. M. Sanderson and J. M. Schu
maker, president of the First National
bank, of Jacksonville: Senator Frank
Sams, of New Smyrna. Fla.. tind II. L.
Kochersperger. of Chicago. The case
w-ill come up In December before
Judge Locke, of the United States dis-
trict court at Jacksonville.
' tLJ i ff
iK--;yi.r n ' - -Ja lk ;r-
Goes on Without Check in Our
Colonial Possessions in
the Orient. .
SOME APPBEHENSIOH AT MANILA
Military Force To Be Strengthened
Interesting Fact in Report oa
the School Questioiv. .
Manila. Aug. 2C. Word Is received
that the Insurgent Colonel Ixreel, with
seventeen Ulcers and thirteen men,
surrendered Saturday to Captain
Urown. of the Fourth Infantry, at Tali
say. The surrender of numerous oth
er smaller contingents last week brings
the total to more than 100. In the city
of Manila there are now less than 1,000
effective soldiers, and it has been de
cided to Increase this number by four
companies of iufantry. The otliclal
reason for the increase is that the
guard duty is too heavy for the pres
ent. As 11 matter of fact, however,
there is a feeling that although there
ia no apparent prospect of trouble,
nevertheless, in the event of an upris
ing lu the future, such as is always
jtossible among the Malays, it would be
better to have a sufficient body of
troops available for such an eiuer-!
City la Perfectly Orderly.
(Seneral Chaffee says he considers
the city of Manila to be perfectly 01
derly. and be can see no prospect o
n uprising. Commissioner Wrlgh
thinks the people "extremely peace
able." He is satisfied that, although
among a certain class there is some
discontent on account of the land tax.
which is not yet understood, this class
Is not likely to foment trouble. Many
army omcers express themselves as
gratified at the increase in the miltary
force. They think that, with the milt
tary guard withdrawn from the prison
another uprising there might result In
the release of some 1. ? prisoners
This itosslliility Is regarded as a men
ace to the city by those who take that
view of the case, as they regard the
white guard as iusuflicicnt.
Belgian sent t'p for Fifteen Year.
Washington. Aug. ",. The war de
partment has received a number of or
ders from the oivision of the l'bilip-
piues containing facts regarding the
trials of different ix-rsons charged with
various crimes, from: murder to aiding
nud abetting the enemy of the 1'nlted
States. 'I he most important Is the
trial of F!rix Hnelterman. a Belgian.
who was charged with "relieving the
euemv with monev. in violation of the
laws of war." 1 11 ihe specifications
brought before the military commis
sion it is pointed oTit that Haelterman
enjoyed certain privileges as a neutral.
He was found guilty on nearly every
charge, and was sentenced to death.
The case was reviewed by 'ener.il
MacArthur. who says that "the sen
tence is wholly warranted by the evi
dence, but the rapidly passing away
of the condition of war moves the de
partment commander to recommend
that the sentence be commuted.' and
this Is done by fixing the sentence at
Imprisonment for fifteen years.
SCHOOLS IN OCR NEW COLONY.
Kztratta from Report on Ed oration In
tho I'hlllppine Island.
Washington. Aug. . The division
of insular affairs, war department, has
received a copy of the annual report
of Professor Fred W. Atkinson, the
geii-ral superintendent of public in
struction for the Philippines, which
covers the time from tin enactment of
the Philippine school law to the close
of the last fiscal year. June T.O. l'.UH.
The school law mentioned authorized
the appointment from the T'nitcd
States of i.ikio school teachers, of
whom Pro fet isr Atkinson says 7S1 had
been appoiuted. either absolutely or
provisionally. That there was no scarc
ity of material from which to make
the selection of thot-e appointed -direct
from Mauila is shown by his testi
monials appended, showing that more
than S.Oou ersonal written applica
tions had been tiled.
The next step In the organization of
the educational system was the dis
tricting of the archielago Into eight
een divisions, the school work of each
being placed In charge of a division
suicrintendent. In sjs-akiiig of the
general condition Professor Atkinson
said: "The great present need ia that
of adequate ami suitable school mild-
lug. e e 'fDP education of girls
has not been thought as imKrtnnt as
that of Iki.vs. Wherever a school fer
boys Is established it will be the policy
to establish one for girls, cither in a
building near the I my a or under the
tgnie roof as the Iwys school, but
completely separate, with its own en
trances and playground."
Dr. David Barrows, city superln
U ndent of schools for Manila, reports
tqxin the question of local support of
schools. lie cites one pueblo where
the local revenues are so small that
the policeman get only five pesos per
mouth, the native man teacher ten
pesos and woman teacher eight pesos.
Dr. Barrows reported under date of
May 4 last for the first six months of
his work: "The most wgnincant
change is that which has taken place
in the attitude of the Filipino teachers.
Owing to the uncertainty that has at
tended American occulta t ion of these
islands six months ago scarcely any
changes had lwen introduced Into the
public schools of Manila.
in iioeomlier the i.l.iii was mlotited
of having the teat hers of English de-
vote at least the Inst half hour of the
forenoon to the instruction of the Fili
pino teachers, and at the same time
the announcement was made tlat very
shortly Spanish, as a medium of ta
struction. would be abandoned. With
a very few exceptions the teachers ae-
cer?ted the proposed, cuange of la n- ;
guage, and their attitude has now be
come one of real eagerness for the
adoption of Knglish."
WAS NOT A CHALLENGE.
Scbley'a Requeet Regarding- Howlaon I
KspUlned by Ui roriner.
Washington. Aug. 2d. Act lug Sec
retary of ihe Navay Hackett Saturday
received the reply of Admiral Schley to
the letter recently submitted to him
"by the department declining to ques
tion Hear Admiral Ilowlsoti aa to the
authenticity or the alleged interview
with him retleclng upon Admiral
Schley. The reply was sent to Cap
tain Lemly. Judge advocate of the
court of Inquiry. This means that no
far as the department Is concerned
further action on the Howlson Inci
dent will not be taken, that being left
to the court. '.
Admiral Schley sets forth that his
request that Howlson be questioned
was made to give the latter an oppor
tunity to take such action as his sense
of propriety prompted, and that thelet
ler should not be coiiarruel as a pre
NEW IDE! IS POPULAR
Tennesseans Turn Out 6,000
Strong on Sunday to See
a "Nigger" Burn.
WHOLE POPULATION AT THE SHOW
Victim of the Mob Had Murdered
White Woman for the Sum
of Twenty Dollar.
Chattanooga, Tcnn.. Aug. 20. Lying
on the lloor of the family room, her.
face splashed with clotted blood anc
the oaken planks stained with the same
drop. Charles Williams found his tie
voted young wife last Friday after
noon wheu he returned from market
ing his wheat In the little town of
Maxwell. A bullet had gone through
her head, life was completely extinct,
and her two baby children were crying
aloud i'u their grief and fear. The
oldest boy. aged 5. told what had oo
curred. The young mother had been
shot and killed by Henry Noles, a ne
gro hand, upon Williams' place.
As the mortally wounded woman
sank to the floor Noles shot at the boy.
tho bullet grazing the child s head
Then he fled to the woods. Williams
neighbors were stirred to the pitch of
exacting merciless und summary ven
gea nee. On receipt of news of the
crime "Sheriff Stewart departed for the
scene with bloodhounds. A mob. well
armed and provided .with a roe was
also on I'oles' trail. -, The motive was
robberv. and 2 wa obtained by the
murderer. Williams is a farmer, wcll-
to-do. and one of the most prominent
residents of his section of Franklin
countv. The dead woman was a mem
ber of one of the oldest and most re
spected families In the county.
Appeal A re Blade to the Uob'a Heatam.
The negro was captured early yes
terday morning at Water lank, near
Cowan. Tenn. He was taken to Win
chester by his captors and placed' in
the county jail. Sheriff Stewart made
haste to try to barricade the Jail and
protect the prisoner. Soon an angry
mob of several hundred men gathered.
but Assistant Attorney t'eueral Whit
taker appeared and madea p speech
to the crowd. He appealed to them to
assist him in allaying excitement and
upholding the ma jest r of the law. He
promised to reconvene the grand jury
today to promptly indict the negro and
have him speedily tried at the present
term of court, assuring the crowd
that his conviction and legal execution
was n foregone conclusion, i his ap
peal was supplemented oy Judge J. J.
Inch. Captain W. P. Tolley. Jesse
M. Littleton, Foster Itamsey and oth
NOT AHENABLK TO SCCH APPEAL
Too Much Indignation to Listen to Appeal
for Lot' Vengeance.
No sooner had their appeals lecn
made than several hundred citizens
from the neighborhood where the crime
was committed came up and augment
ed the crowd to thousands. They
swept forward upon the jail, over-
towered the sheriff and his deputies.
took the prisoner and started for the
scene of the crime, twelve miles dis
tant. It seemed mat the whole popu-
ation for miles around had turned out
o see the fate of the wretch. A pro
fession three miles in length followed
he mob to the Williams home. Arrlv-
ng at a poiut in sight of the scene of
he crime the negro was placed upon a
slump and given n chance to make a
He mounted the stump stolidly and
aughed as he begun his statement.
Ie said: "Tell all mv sisters ami
brotlu-r to meet me in glory. I am
going to make that my home. Tell
my mother to meet me where parting
will be no more." He was then asked
as to whether any one else was Impli
cated In the crime. Noles stated eui
Ijiailcally there was no one Implicat-
d but himself.
"Why did you kill Mrs. Williams?"
wa asked. T just done that because
I had nothing else to do."
lie finished his statement at 1:35 p.
m. ne was taken from the stump to
a tree nearby, bound to the tree by
chains ami his lvody saturated with
oil. At 3 :-t0 p. m. a match was ap
plied, nnd instantly the quivering body
1 ! a - II
was enveloped in names, i ciicc raus
w ere puciicu aivouut the burning ihhij
and soon life was extinct. The negro
made no outcry at any time, and d'c
as stolidly as a stoic. At least ('.nOV
people witnessed the horrible fate .
the negro. Many remainrd until night
fall augmenting the Maze until th
body was entirely consumed. ThPS
tbey departed for the hr. homes Quietly.
NEGOTIATING A PEACE
Civic Federation Said To Be Try
ing Its Hand on the Great
SEOUBES AN OIFEE FEOM SHAFFEB
Which la To Be Submitted to the Steel
Magnates General View of the
Strike Situation. .
Pittsburg, Aug. 26. Developments
in the steel strike are meagre this
morning. The combine was success
ful in putting two more mills in op
eration at Painters, making four now
in operation, and claim more men
went to work at the other plants.
The Amalgamated officials, however,
say less men are working in the local
mills this morning than for over
week. The situation at all points is
quiet and no trouble is anticipated
Pittsburg, Aug. 20. In furtherance
of the "peace" programme, which is
said to have beeu lu the course of prep
aration for several days, it was given
out yesterday by one on the inside of
the great steel strike, and one who
should know, that the Amalgamated
executives have consented to have cer
tain propositions made to tho ohicials
of the United States Steel Corporation
through members of the conciliatory
committee of the National Civic Fed
eration. which proposals are expected
to bring about a settlement of the great
strike. Those interested in the mat
tcr were In waiting all day yesterday
for word to proceed w.i the pro
gramme as outlined at the conference
of Amalgamated executives nnd the
conciliatory committee of the Civic
Federation last Friday.
Concession by the Amalgamated.
The propositions which are to be
taken to New York carry certain con
cessions by the Amalgamated officials
which, it Is hoped, will pave the way
for the reopening of direct negotiations
between the association nud the com
pany. The propositions carry much
of the terms under which President
Shaffer and his advisers stand willing
to settle. What these terms are. and
the mode of their presentation are
carefully guarded secrets. There 1
alone the implication that they con
tain concessions of such importance
that those In interest expect the cor
jwtration to drop its adverse attitude
and reopen negotiations.
No Arbitration I Proposed.
The proposal contains nothing look
ing to arbitration. I his mode or set
tleuieiit was waived on ihe advice of
the Civic Federation men. "While the
conferrees w re discussing peace plans
the Amalgamated men were snown the
Impracticability of sympathetic strikes
bv the miners and other organized men
afliliatetl with the Federation of Labor
The action of President Shaffer in
abrogating the wage contracts with
the Federal Steel company covering it
western mills and In other instances
Claim by the Steel Men.
Some remarkable changes in the con
dition of the strike-ridden mills of the
I'nited States Steel Corioration are
promised for the present week that
will change the aspect of affairs con
slderably If carried out. It was stat
ed on good authority yesterday that
before the end of the week those of
the plants that have been operating
on single turn would be run with full
force and for the usual three full turns
each day. Men enough have been se
cured for this purpose, the officials say.
The strikers deny all these claims ami
tjsist that the corporation cannot run
rTs mills witnout them.
XVILL FIGHT TUE INJUNCTION
Ihrblnlst at Chicago Change Their Tac-
I tics While on -Picket."
Shica go, Aug. 2t!. The striking ma
chinists of the Allis-Chnlmcrs plant
who are affected by the in junction is
sued by Jiidge Kohlsaat ordering them
o desist from picketing the plant are
(preparing to tight the order. Argu-
?nts will be heard next eduesday
i a motion to make permanent the
temporary injunction. The pickets
continue on guard and no arrests are
made. They were more cautions, liow
eHT, in approaching men. and confined
themselves to a mild form of moral
Chicago. Aug. 21. Judge Baker, of
the United States circuit court, at
Goshen. Intl.. Saturday. Issued an In
unction prohibiting the forty press
men recently employed by the W. 15.
Conkey Printing company, at Ham
mond. Ind.. who are on a strike, from
picketing the plant. The men are non
union, and walked out last Monday be
cause one of their number had been
discharged and had been refused rein
statement. The firm brought press
men from Chicago. The injunction
forbids the strikers from patrolling the
streets or congregating or collecting
round the plant with the intention of
ntimidating or threatening the men
working in their places. It forbids
violence or coercion of all forma ex-
licltly, and forbids the strikers from
calling at the homes of the new men.
First Maasarhuett'a Volunteer Dead.
Hampton. Va.. Aug. 2fi. P. T.
Wood tin. governor of the National Sol
diers' Home here, died Saturday after
noon. Wood tin was the first man
mustered into the I'nited States ser
vice from Massachusetts in the civil
war, and rose to the rank of colonel.
Man, ITira arnd Two Children Drowned.
Lachine. iue., Aug. 2'5. A boat
carrying six persons swamped outside
the pier opposite Lachine wharf Sat-
vrdar resultinr in the. drowning of a
man named Ratterly. or Rutherford,
bis wife and two children,
ONE OF OUR BRIGHT GIRLS.
Only 15. Vet She Has Attained the Bad
Eminence of n Horaetbief.
Kalamazoo. Mich., Aug. 20. Miss
Maggie Culp. uot yet 15 years old,
who lives with her uncle, Frank M.
Case, a lumber merchant in Tlirve
Itivers. and goes by bis name. Is in jail
m Centerville on a charge of attempt
ed horse stealing. She was arrested
after a lively chase. She hired a liv
ery rig in Three Itivers and drove to
Centerville. abandoned the rig, hired
another, and drove rb Leonidas. There
she put up her horse and hired another
one. saying she wanted to drive to
Union City. She returned to Leonidas
and had the horse which s-he had hired
at Centerville hitched up.
She said she was going to start taek
to Three Kivers. but went in the direc
tion of Union City. After she had left
the sheriff telephoned to have her de
tained. A policeman started In pur
suit and succeeded in overtaking her
when she had got halfway to Union
City. The girl surrendered when she
found she could not get away. Miss
Culp declares her Idea was to get
away, and she had no. definite plan
where she was going when arrested.
WOULDN'T THIS JAR THEM?
Thoc Who Rlow Open a Safe and Then
Washington. Ind., Aug. 20. Three
cracksmen blew open the vault in the
Citizen's State bank at Petersburg
Saturday, secured $240 from the safe,
but overlooked in their haste a box
containing $17,000. several citizens
watched them as they ran away.
Charles Kief or heard an explosion in
the bank building, and ran in the di
rection whence the noise came. A
stranger covered him with a revolver
and ordered him to throw up his
hands. Iustead of obeying Kiefer
turned and ran. One shot was fired
at him, but went wild.
Kiefer ran iuto a restaurant and
telephoned the town marshal and also
Cashier Byron Brenton. The restau
rant keeper rang the fire bell to arouse
the citizens. A few seconds later sev
eral men reached the scene in time to
see two men come out, join a third
who was standing guard, and run
down a dark side street. The com
bination of the safe had been knocked
off and the vault door blown open.
T'-pon the floor were sledge hammers.
drills, and a can of nitro-glyceriue.
MADE A RAID ON NEGROES.
Cnuanal Result of Which Is Two Whit
Men Shot Fatally.
Knoxville. Tenn.. Aug. 20. Details
have reached this city of an attempt
to drive the negroes from work on the
property of the Elk Valley line com
pany, located ten nines from .leiiieo.
Thecompany is building a -branch road
from the Southern railway to its
mines, having imported nsgroes for
tho work. The natives objected, and
by -prearranged plan tried to " drive
them out. A party of white men
went to the negroes' camp Friday
night and ordered them to leave.
A shooting affray resulted. Tho
dead body of James Hatfield, white,
was fouud with a bullet hole through
his head. Wintield Hatfield, a "brother
of James, was fatally 'shot. A letter
was found on James Hatfield's body
giving the plans of a raid. The com
pany's projerty is being guarded bv
Severe storms prevail throughout
southern France and Spain.
Levi A. i.eiter. .Mrs. Inciter ana Miss
Daisy Lciter, of Chicago, have arrived
at the City of Mexico on a visit of
Cardiual Oibbons has arrived at
New York from Euroje.
The I'nited States minister to Chili.
Henry L. Wilson, will soon retire.
The Abbot is to go at Syracuse. N.
V., Monday. Sept. M. against the
world's trotting record.
A cut of 2.i per cent, has been made
in ihe prices on glazing quality of plate
Kain storms have done great carn
age in the state of Pennsylvania.
Jersey City had a storm experience
Saturday that cost the town much
money and great fright. Flood dam-
re was doue at New York.
A tlcrman naval expert says most
any nation could wallop a British fleet.
Jessie Morrison, who murdered Mrs.
Castle at Eldorado. Kan., hopes the
supreme court will set her free.
The government of Venezuela is go
ng to send all the facts to Washing
ton about the troubles down there
The Sandy Valley Backing company.
of Malvern. O.. organized two months
ago. has assigned. It will pay all it
The citv of Kouen. France, will use
trolley wires to work pumps to ex
Not Offered the Presidency,
Chicago. Aug. 20. It is authorita
tively denied by trustees of North
western university that Dr. James W.
Bashford. president of Ohio Wesley
au university, had been offered the
presidency of the Evanston institution.
His name has been considered, how
M order Don by Tramp.
Litchfield. Minn., Aug. 20. Tramps
held up John and Paul Met. rath, of
Rush City. Minn., on a moving cattle
train Saturday. The men resisted and
John was shot dead. Paul escaped to
the top of the traiu. but was over
taken, rchbed and finally locked Into
Gen. Booth to Visit Chicago.
Chicago. Aug. 20. General Booth,
founder and head of the Salvatioa
Army, will visit Chicago in November.
Popnlatlon of China, a83.353.000.
Frankfort, Aug. 20. German papers
6tafe that the total population of
China, according to a Chinese journal,
la at present 350,253,000.
Centralia Visited by Some
'? thing on the Order
of a Cyclone.
MUCH DAMAGE IS DONE
15,000 Bushels on
Centralia, 111., Ang. 26. A cy
clonic wind storm and cloudburst did
thousands of dollars damage last
night: The colored Baptist church
was wrecked and the telephone and
electric light systems were seri
ously damaged, and many residences
wrecked by falling trees.
Peach Orchards Deatroyd.
The peach orchards are destroyed.
It is estimated 150,000 bushels of
peaches are lying on the ground near
TERMS OF SETTLEMENT
WITH FOXY SULTAN.
Constantinople, Aug. 26. The sul
tan agrees to pay Quay's company for
inteiference with rights 700,000
francs and 600,000 to the Frenchmen
on account of seizing lands in
Constantinople, Aug. 26. The
French ambassador, Constans, left
London, Aug. rb. Ihe departure
of the French ambassador from Con
stantinople is not understood here or
in Paris. The supposition is he is
taking a vacation and it is not be
lieved there are further differences
between France and Turkey.
Columbia Win on a Finite. " V
Ovster Bay. L. I., Aug. 2G. -'Pbe Co
lumbia glided across the finish lin at
4:0$ Saturday afternoon, for the eijrhth
time a winner over the ComwMutiou.,
And the most cordial salut) that
greeted the old champion cam front
the steam yacht Erin, having on Doarui
Sir Thomas Linton. It wflB another
fluke, however, for a rain eguaJI spoiled
the race after the boats bad ejailed once
around the course, the Columbia hav-
gained 47 second.
Chicago Has a Police Sean1.
Chicago, Aug. 20. "Who
Central station detectives, and what
do they do for their living? Bo they
really levy tribute on dlerepnta,lo
characters as they are said to? "Thee
are the -questions repeatedly suekedl
nowadays of men who are supposed to
know the ins and outs of city hatt ltf
by the newspaper here, wWoCb taxoj
nriuting storiea of "graf' that, iC
true, indicate a rotten state of thtegsj
Why an Iowa Bank nit.
Des Moines, la.. Ajag. 26. TH
Home Savings arid Trust cpnnay.
with head offices in this city, ba artist
ponded. By almost unanimous vte of
the shareholders it was decided t go
into voluntary liquidation. All dbHa
tions will be fully paid. The cei ia
taken as a result of an act of the lost
legislature which rigidly restricts com
pounding of Interest
Happy Day for Geo. MacArthnr. '
Chicago. Aug. 25. Major Oamera
MacArthnr arrived fcer Sattri!LW
night and wan greeted by Vs wtf sAd
son for the first time in Uirea f?BX
Mrs. MacArthur came from? ar 4tvmei
in Milwaukee to meet mfaend
The general was slightly ilU aaa
driven immediately to tin atef. Tie
will rest here until Wednesday.
Wisooasln' Capitalist SnJcId.
I,a Crosse, Was., Aug1. 26. Artaur
C. Mills, son of the late General Sin
eon Mills, of Madison. W1., commit
ted suicide Saturday lu a rooaa ia the
Cameron House by asphyxiation.. MUls
was a prominent capitalist of Madi
son. He was 50 year of agre. Peer
health is given, as the cause.
Two Hen Decapitated by a Train.
Santa Fe. N. M., Aug. 26 Elrlne
Chavez and Leon Mora were run vtr
oy a Santa Fe tmli near SUnare
Both were decapitated and ihorrtb.y
mangled. They wera on the way a
the wedding of Mora and the step
daughter of Chaves.
How to Catch 'Jack the Ha'ggmr."
Alma. Mich.. Aug. 20. Jack, the
Hugger, was caught assaulting a decoy
woman. Several prominent citizens
were watching and gave chase, cap
turing him. He was nearly lynched.
Was In the Charga at Balaklava.
Santa Rosa, Cal., Aug. 20. William
Humphrey, a veteran of the Crimean
war, one of the "noble six hundred" of
Kalaklava, died here Saturday, aged
tsrntal nmosoa snot una,
Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 2G. Dr. J.
W. Herrod. of Cal la tin. was shot and
instantly killed by Homer Richy at
Dixon "Springs Friday. The killing
was the result of an assault made upon
Richy. who was attempting to protect
the wife of Herrod from violence at
the hands of her enraged husband.
Kichy was justified by the coroner's
Anita Fall to 5et tho Cop, -
Osbkosb, Wis., Aug. 20. The Anita.
of. Neenah, was defeated here Satur
day in the race for the possession of
the Green Lake trophy cup, by the
Micneritka, of White Bear lake. The
winner covered tie course la t530.
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