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VOL.. Ii. NO. 274.
HOCK ISfiAKD, Hili.. TillDAY. SEPTEMBER C, 1901.-SECOXD EDITION,
PBICE THEEE CENTS.
president Mckinley shot twice,
Assassin Attempts Life of Executive While Attending Buffalo
Festivities Result is Regarded as Extremely Seri
Buffalo, Sept. 6.--President Mc
Kinley was shot twice in the stom
ach here this afternoon at the tem
ple of music.
His condition is serious. The
two shots took effect in the stom
ach. The president is in the hospital
on the Pan-American grounds. He
was shot by a stranger.
The president is fatally injured.
How the Crime Was Committed.
McKinley was shot by a well
dressed man who wore a high hat
and who while shaking hands with
him fired the shots with the left
President Now Easier.
The bullet which lodged
ing easier now.
The man is under arrest.
Name of the Assassin.
The name of the president s
assassin is said to be Fred Nie
man. He is said to have come
Nieman admits that he is an
anarch st . and resides in Detroit.
He says he is a Pollock.
MORE PEACE RUMORS
Pittsburg Report That the Great
Steel Strike Is Almost
Ready To Be "Off."
SHAFPER AND WILLIAMS MISSING
Another Official. However, Does Not
Talk Like Peace Was Near
rittsburg. Sept. ti. The prevailing
opinion in Pittsburg is tliat the great
steel strike is practically settled, but
absolutely nothing positive can be
learned from either side to the contro
versy. The day was spent by the
Amalgamated advisory board in secret
conference, behind doors that were
guarded closer than ever before. The
newspaper 'dead line" was drawn
most effectually. When the final ad
journment for the day came at about
0:30 p. m. those who had been inside
headquarters refused to say a word in
answer to insistent questions, and vol
unteered no statement. When the
meeting was over it was learned for
the tirst time that President Shaffer
had not beeu with his colleagues dur
ing the afternoon session, and his
whereabouts were unknown to outsid
ers. Secretary Williams also disa
peared shortly after the adjournment,
and he. too. "cannot be located.
.Hay IiiT (ion. to Sew York.
It is the belief of those who are
familiar with the strike proceedings
throughout that the two gentlemen
hnve started on another unannounced
and mysterious visit to New York city.
It is believed that the morning cession
of the advisory board must have de
cided uikd a plan by whicn FTesident
Shaffer could go to New York and
complete the arrangement for peace,
which it is nupopsed was started by
the conference Wednesday between
the steel magnates and the presidents
of the several trades unions.
Schwab. Proposition Impossible.
The only approach to a statement
of the condition of affairs was mud"
by Trustee John Pierce, who -ald It
was impossible to -accept the proposi
tion made by the United -States Steel
Corporation, as by doing so some of
the members of the Amalgamated As
sociation would suffer. "It would be
unjust to our niemlters." said Pierce,
"to accept such terms. We have made
no counter proposition, and still insist
on the terms made ami are willing to
arbitrate the differences. The com
mittee that visited President Schwab
had no authority from the Amalga
mated Association to settle the dis
pute. The members were acting on
their own respousibilty. The strike is
Ic the same position today as it was
liefore the conference was held in
New York yesterday. The local situa
tion is practically unchanged, but It is
In better 8haie than it was last week.
We have made some gains and are
still confident that we will win. It
will be impossible for the combination
to operate its plants satisfactorily
without the aid of the Amalgamated
SCHWAB tXTEM)S IHE TIME
For tbe Amalgamated to Accept His Oflet
New York, Sept. 6. The concilia
tion committee which is trying to ne
gotiate a settlemeut of the steel strike
with President Schwab, had another
conference with Schwab last evening,
and it was learned late last night that
at the request of the conciliation com
mittee Schwab agreed yesterday to ex
tend the time for the acceptance of his
offer to this evening. Late last night
Mitchell started for Hazelton. Pa., on
business of the United Mine Workers.
A report from Pittsburg- that Shaffer
and Williams were supposed to have
started for New York was discredited
by the positive information that the
advisory board of the Amalgamated
Association will meet In Iittsburg to
day to consider Schwab's proosition.
This, it Is understood, differs from
Morgan's proposition only in that It
stipulates that the mills which , the
United States Steel Corporation lias
succeeded In opening as non-uniou
mills shall remain non-union, the com
pany being unwilling to abrogate th
contracts which it has made with th
men who are now at work ia those
The conference of the niemlers ol
the conciliation committee with the
steel trust officials was resumed at the
Ashland house at 5 p. m. yesterday,
and continued until 8:30, during which
time there was much telephoning.
When the conference adjourned Mitch
ell explained the point reached In the
negotiations to be that the proosition
of tbe steel corporation has not yet
been acted upon by the Amalgamated
Association, but that the loard will
probably reject it. Nevertheless, he
expressed hne that the strike would
yet be amieabjy settled, though, he.de-J
Now in Hospital.
I clined to indicate how lie hopcer that
I this woidd be brousrht about.
(New York, Sept. 6. It is under
stood here that it is highly improbable
that the steel corporation will take
any cognizance of the Amalgamated
executive board at Pittsburg today
whatever Its conclusion may be. It is
learned today from authoriative
source that the time named in the
tentative agreement reached by con-
I'ference here Wednesday bad expired
and that the steel corporation had
. decided to participate in no further
discussion of peace ana that an ice
mediate movta for a general resump
tion of work would be made with non
union men and dissatisfied strikers.
rittsburg, Sept. 6. With the ex
ception of two vice presidents the
general executive committee of the
Amalgamated association assembled
at 11 this morning to consider what
is believed to be a practical ultima
tum to the United States Steel cor
poration. INTEREST! IT
Trouble in Colombia Devel
ops Concern For United
SAID TO BE IMPORTANT.
So Much So That a Special
Cabinet .Meeting May
Washington. Sept. 6. Some im
portant issues have grown out of the
trouble at Colombia which are likely
to require the attention of the presi
dent, and cabinet. Ic was stated to
day that a cabinet meeting may be
held within a week, possibly at Cieve
Jand, where the president is goiDg to
attend tbe Grand Army encampment.
AT TRUESDALE HOME.
A very mysterions and puzzling
robbery, perpetrated at the residence
of C. C. Truesdale on Eighteenth
street and Sixth avenue, has just been
reported to the police. It is supposed
the deed was done on Labor day
while the family was absent. No
signs of an entrance having been ef
fected were visible, doors, windows
and screens being left untouched.
The sum of 50, a diamond ring, a
pair of diamond ear drops and a gold
necklace were taken.
No traces were left excepting that
the drawer in which J.he money was
kept clearly showed the maris of
having been pryed open with a scis
sors. The police are at a loss lo know
where to begin operations, as they
have nothing tangible to work upon.
No one was seen around the place
during the day.
New York, Sept. 6. Justice Her
rick in the supreme court at Brook
lyn today granted a motion for dis
to'ution of the National Graphaphore
company and appointed a temporary
receiver on the ground that the cor
poration is insolvent.
Stray Not. Located.
The non-delivery 'of a package of
notes and bonds valued at foO 000 be
longing to Mrs. K. Sicg. 606 Main
street. Davenport, gave the police of
tnat city a merry cna?c tor a woue.
Mrs. Si.g. after securing the package
in question from a safety deposit
vault Wednesday, had it wrapped up
with some purchases she had made
at Petersens Sons', and ordered the
two to be delivered to her home.
The messenger, after proceeding a
few blocks, became wearied and
turned the bundle over to another
youth who, undoubtedly ignorant-of
Its contents, put it behind some bill
boards, where it was found today.
The notes were not negotiable.
Switch engine No. 1166 on the Q.
which was derailed at the foot of Sev
enteenth street a few days ago, snf
fered a similar mishap this morning
at tho same piano. At a point where
a slogle track lnadi onto a tiiple
track the single track spread, derail
ing the engine. '
Find That Living Expenses in the
Philippines Are Twice Their
MISLED BY A MANUAL OF FACTS
Some of Which Were Made Fiction
Later by War Department
Washington. Sept. C. The cabled
report from Manila to the effect that
the newly-arrived American teachers
at a mass meeting had decided to cable
to The president complaining that
promised commissary privileges were
denied them, and that they found their
expenses double what they were as
sured they might expect, attracted
considerable attention at the war de
partment. The privilege of purchas
ing commissary stores at the govern
ment warehouses in the 4'hilippines
was taken away from all civilian em
ployes by order of the secretary of
war issued in .luue, ami as that order
was widely published it was presumed
that the teachers who sailed .subse
quently to its issuance were aware of
Where tbe Promise Was Contained.
The letters and circulars issued by
the war department to applications for
these positions in the Philippines con
tain no direct statement upon the
subject of commissary privileges, but
the promise that they would have
these privileges might have been as
sumed from some statements con
tained in a "manual of information
relative to the l'hTiippinc civil service."
which was published in Manila early
Tn the present year, and to which at
tention was invited by Colonel Kd
viards. chief of the division of insular
affairs, in his circular to. Applicants.
This pamphlet, in setting forth the
conditions in the islands for the In
formation of Americans seeking posi
tions in the civil service there, con
tains the following regarding the pur
chase of commissaries:
Extract from the Manual.
"Many of the Americans secure
rooms with private families and board
in messes, the provisions being pur
chased from the commissary. The
food obtained from the commissary
stores is the best, and the average
cost for room and board for, those who
live in this manner is about $33 a
month. It is also projwsed to estab
lish stores similar to the army com
missary stores for the benefit of civil
ian employe. The stores will be well
stocked with provisions, groceries and
other necessaries of life, and civilian
employes probably will be able to pur
chase from these stores at about 10
per cent, above the cost to the gov
ernment." Mailrd to Each of the Teachers.
The pamphlet containing the above
statement was mailed to eacli of the
teachers appointed, but attentiou was
not called to the fact that the privi
lege of buying supplies at the govern
ment commissary had been discon
tinued. The government was com
plied to cut off this privilege, both to
stop the frauds which were discovered
to be due to its ojeration and also to
satisfy the regular merchants in the
islands, who were complaining bitterly
that the furnishing of supplies by the
I'nlted States was closing one of their
main channels of revenue.
Fain 11 j of Bigamist Patterson.
I.ogansiort. Ind.. Sept. 6. Samuel
It. Patterson, under arrest in New York
for bigamy, married the daughter of
Banker Murdoek. of this city, twelve
years ago. and Mrs. Pattrrsou and her
little daughter still reside here. The
family refuses to discuss the case,
Murdoek simply- remarking, "Let It
take its course." Formerly Patter
son, the accused, was in advance of
several theatrical combinations, hut
more recently has been traveling sales
man for Chicago and New York dry
Wants $10,000 for a Lost Eye.
Benton Harbor. Mich.. Sept. 6.
Llewellyn Amy has sued the Spencer
& Barnes Furniture company for $10,
000 for the loss of an eye caused by
the bursting of an emery wheel in their
Army of the Cumberland Meeting;.
Washington, Sept. 0. General D. S.
Stanley, president of the Society of
the Army of the Cumberland, an
nounces that the annual reunion of
that society and the veterans of that
army will be held at Louisville, Ky.,
on rerryville days. Oct. S and 9.
Alleged Counterfeiters Arrested.
Hedrick, la., Sept. 0. Deputy Unit
ed States Marshal Webb, of Omaha,
arrested Columbus Monohan and Ger
ald Kaby here yesterday, charging
them with making and having in their
possession counterfeit quarters, half
dollars and dollars.
THIRTEEN WERE MAROONED.
Victims f the Tauipa Mob Outrage Get
Tampa, Fla.. Sept. G. Frauciseo
Rodriguez, Uamon Piguero, Luis Bar
da. Revino lrieto, Jose Fuego, Pedro
Carellas, Kstarislau Lanza, Eustacio
Yeldaz, BadiSio Parrouda, Jose Belcn
Valdaz, Crecencio Gonzales and
Charles Kelly, victims of the outlawry
of some of the "best citizens'' of this
place, have got back here and pro
ceeded immediately to find out whether
the mob Is supreme in the United
istate.- or whether there is any defense
These were the leaders of the strik
ing cigarmakers who were kidnaped
and sent out of the city to some un
known spot. It turns out that they
were -marooiud with a limited quan
tity of food on a desert island off the
coast of Honduras, where they were
accidently found by an Indian, who
took them to the maiuland, from
whence they have made their way
home. Their story of abduction
makes one wonder whether he is
really living in the twentieth century
or the twelfth.
Six of them are Spaniards, the others
citizens of the United States, and the
authorities of Washington have in
structed the United States district at
torney at Jacksonville. Fla.. to make
an investigation of the matter.
BITTEN BY A RATTLER.
Snake C'haruier the Victim of a Tragedy on
I.a Crosse, Wis., Sept. fi. While
fondling and caressing her pets Mme.
I)olTa, a snake charmer, was bitten in
the back of the neck during a perform
ance here. She will die. She had an
assortment of snakes coiled around
her neck anil body when a rattler
seven feet long unwound itself from
her throat with the exception of one
coil, and lengthening out swung its
head around to her neck with such
force that it paralized her entire body
fr a few minutes. At the same time
it darted its poisonous fangs into her
The villagers, who had been gazing
at. her wierd performance in silence,
broke in confusion when they saw
what had happened, fearing that they
would be attacked theniselvves. Mme.
Dolla increased the excitement by
picking un the vicious rattler, which
had dropied from her body. Women
and children screamed and scattered
for the door. Several women were
Injured in the rush.
REGARDLESS OF EXPENSE.
Circus Proprietor Is Making Utilitarian
Lovo to an Illinois "iirl.
Mount Carmel. Ills.. Sept. 0. One
month ago the John Robinson circus
visited Mount Carmel. and one of the
proprietors saw Miss Olive Harper on
the streets, but failed to make her ac
quaintance. A few days later she re
ceived a 4v;.".0 diamond from him. also
$T0 in money, the latter for her to
use in ascertaining what reputation
Le bore in his home city.
Iist week, when he learned that the
was entered in the contest for floral
queen in a pageant the Klks of Mount
Carmel were preparing, he sent a draft
to tiie bank for Sl'.ouo, Faying it was
to be used in buying enough ballots to
iusure her election. The contest was
decided in Miss Harper's favor,
the having a majority of almost
4.0(0 over the twenty young women
entered. She is a beautiful brunette
of lil spmmers and belongs to a good
WHERE THEY GET MONEY.
Harvard and Cornell Large Holders of
Mirhlcan Properties. .
Muskegon. Mich.. Sept. 6. In a
speech here State Tax Commissioner
James C. McLaughlin made public a
fact not generally known, and that Is
that Michigan is assisting very largely
in the support of two great American
colleges. lie said:
"Two of the greatest educational in
stitutions in the country are drawing
a large amount of money direct from
Michigan. Harvard owns a large
block of stock in the Calumet and Hec
la mine, which is paying Immense divi
dends from the mineral wealth of the
state; and no small part of the Income
of Cornell Is interest on money realized
from the pine lumber and timber of
HOPE THIS IS LAST
OF PEKIN FOR AWHILE
Pekin, Sept. 6 The foreign min
isters have accepted tbe imperial
edicts arranged-and will sign the
peace protocol tomorrow.
QUITE A CAPTURE
MADE BY BRITISH.
Middeleburg, Sept. 6 Lotter's en
tira command, was taken by Maj.
Scobell, south of Petersburg. Nine
teen Boers were killed, 62 wounded
and 62 prisoners taken, Including
Commandants Letter and Breedt
The British casualties were 10 killed
and eight wounded.
BIG SEND OFF
Given a Murderer Who Pays
Penalty in Msn
tana. ENTIRE STATE REPRESENTED
In the Attendance and Other
"Guests" Who Were
Deer Lodge, Mont., Sept. 6. James
McArthur, alias James Fleming, was
hanged here this morning for the
murder of Capt. Oliver Dennison last
Sheriffs Witness Basglng.
The execution was witnessed by
nearly every sheriff in the state and. a
large number of invited guests.
PAPER ON UNHOLY WAR
CAUSES FIERY DEBATE
London, Sept. 6. 4. stormy meet
ing of tbe ecumenical Methodist con
ference resulted today from the read-
, . i i- tir t?
ing ox a paper uy xvu v . v. . ouiiiu,
of Pittsburg, Pa., on "The Influence
of Methodism in Promoting Inter
national Peace.!' Many Americans
took part in the discussion, in which
fiery speeches were made for and
against the war in South Africa. No
conclusion was reached.
IN MOTOR CAR COLLISION.
Chagerin Falls, Ohio, Sept. 6.
Two cars on the Clevelcnd & Chsr
grin Falls electric railway collided
near here last night. Five passengers
were seriously injured.
TO SAIL FOR HOME.
London, Sept. 6 The steamer St.
Paul which sails for Southampton to
morrow will have among the passen
gers Speaker and Mrs. D. B. Hender
son. CARNIVALS ARE VICIOUS.
Roman Catholic Priest Vigorously lie.
Bounces tbe Popular Street Fair.
;raud Kapids. Mich., Sept. C The
movement to hold another, carnival
here this month, which has been strug
gling along for several weeks, re
ceived a setback Sunday when Fr.
Schinirt, at high mass at St. Andrew's
cathedral, publicly denounced carni
vals in general as a sham and a dis
grace. He spoke on the subject of
"Purity," and said that intemperance
is responsible for a large portion of the
immorality of the community. Carni
vals encourage liquor drinking.
"Here in this city," he said, "our
business men are preparing for an
other aruival. They say that It is go
ing to be clean, but look who Is back
ing it and see what is goinj to hap
pen. Out of about $6,000 already
raised ?4,000 has been contributed by
the saloon men and cigar dealers, and
$1,000 more by the 6treet railway com
pany. The saloon men expect to get
back every cent they put in many
times over, and what does that mean?
It means an immense amount of car
ousing and consequently just that!
SURGERY ON AN OSTRICH.
Ungrateful Varmint" Tries to "Kick the
6tuffln'"Out of Its Benefactors.
Indianapolis. SepL 6. Two local
physicians performed an unusual sur
gical operation with great difficulty.
A giant ostrich, one of a carload of
fifteen birds, en route from the east to
Hot Springs, injured its neck and was
threatened with death. The doctors
were called and hurried to the Big
Four freight yards at Brightwood.
A professional wrestler, the two
physicians, and a keeper, after a hard
fight overpowered the injured bird,
threw it to the floor of the freight car
and the wound was stitched. When
the bird was allowed to rise it sent out
a foot with such a force as to tear the
trousers of the wrestler, whose leg
was severely scratched. The injured
ostrich may die of its wounda.
Another Child Commits tfulcioe.
Birmingham. Ala.. Sept. 6. Susan
Adler, a 16-year-old girl, killed her
elf near Tecatnr bv swallowing box
of sulphur matches. Love affair.