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VOL,. L.I. 2sO. 187.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL,., TUESDAY, MAY 27, 1002.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
PELEE CAUSES ALARM
THE HANNA BOOM TQ STRIKE SWINGSTODEATH flL JANGLED UP OVER
IN FORT DE FRANCE
That With Presidency in View
W. H. Lane Hanged for the Mur
May Be Started in Ohio Re
der of Mrs. Jordan and
IN A WEEK
Destructive Volcano Emitting More Smoke and
People Are On Verge of
While It is Asserted There is No Actual Danger,
Inhabitants Are in Pitiful
Fort de France, May 27. 9 p. m.
Mount Pclee is again in eruption.
Huge inky llaek clouds are rolling'
over Fort de France in great masses,
in which there are peculiar lightning
Hashes. The inhabitants are now
flocking into the great square of the
town. If the demonstration increases
a panic is imminent. A very heavy
surf ha-s been beating- on the shore
for tlie last two hours and an enor
mous grcvish yellow cloud at great
height is dimly visible in the direction
of Mount Pelee. The night is intense
ly dark and stars are only faintly vis
ible. Kurt ile France is in no danger from
the volcano, but there is considerable
apprehension of a panic in the night
time should the greyish yellow cloud
reach here ami ashes and stones be
gin to fall.
There ure no noises from the vol
cano at present.
FOOD FOIC MAKTIMUl E
From the New Vork ( hamlirr of Commerce
Kmrhn Fort De France.
Fort tie France. Martinique. May 27.
The United States cruiser Cincinnati
nrrived from St. Lucia Saturday. The
steamer Luckcnhach came Sunday
niorniug nul left at once for Porto
Rico. The steamer lntabclle reached
here at 1 o'clock Sunday morning with
1ZAJ tons of supplies from the chamber
of commerce of Xmv Vork ami other
citizens. Among her pasengers ure
W. 11. Corwine. who was named, by
President Roosevelt as secretary of
the various bodies in the United States
contributing for the relief of the suf
ferers; Professor Angelo Ilellprin, and
Will study the Volcano.
Corwine and Captain Scott, brother
of Chief Officer Scott, of the Roraima.
were presented to Oovernor Flluerrs
and the French delegates Sunday. The
steamer Topaze has been placed at the
disposal of Corwine to visit St. Vin
cent. Her cargo was discharged yes
terday. Captain Scott visited the sur
vivors of the steamship Roraima at
the hospital Sunday. Corwine has in
vestigated, the method employed in the
distribution of supplies and has In
formed Coventor 1'Huerre that he con
siders It excellent. I'rofessor Robert T.
Hill, the eminent geogollst. with his
party, has chartered a steamer and Is
studying the volcana from the sea.
George Kennau. with a land party. Is
examining the northern part of the Isl
and. Grateful to the I'nlted State.
Mont Pclee was fairly quiet Satur
day, although there was an eruption of
ashes which covered the extreme north
of the island. The new crater is ac
tive. Most of the refugees who have
come to Fort de France have left the
town for ioInts farther south, as ter
ror still possesses all souls, and Fort
de France Is believed, to be doomed.
AH business is suspended, as the
amount of supplies received has killed
sale. The French delegates. Admiral
Severan and the citizens are una hi
expressions of gratitude for
line friendship of the United
States people, which has Ieen man
ifested by the swiftness with which
great quantities of supplies have lf-eu
forwarded and by the character of the
delegates in charge of them.
Scientists Divided In Opinion.
Scientists are divided in opinion as
to whether or not new and more vio
lent outbursts are to be expected. A
majority of them believe that volcanic
energy will be displayed for a long
time, but that no further loss of life
will occur, as there are no large places
left to le destroyed, and Fort de
France, they say. Is safe from any pos
sible outburst of Mont Felee. Admiral
Severan has called upon United States
Consul Ayme to express to him his
high appreciation of what the United.
States has done for the victims of the
IJOVET REPORTS HIS VIEWS
Says the St. Pierre People Were Killed by
Can St. Vincent Situation.
New York, May 27. K. O. Hovey,
as assistant curator of the American
Museum of Natural History, who went
to Martinique on the cruiser Dixie to
examine the volcanic phenomena, ca
bles from Castries. St. Lucia: "St.
Pierre can le compared only with
Pompeii. The devastation is even
worse. It is evident that a tornado of
suffocating gas wrecked the buildings
and asphyxiated the people, fire then
completing the rnin. This accords with
the statement which has been made
that asphyxiation of the Inhabitants
preceded the burning of the- city, the
gas being sulphurated fiydogen. ig
nited b.r lightning or the. fires, pj the
O'ERHANG THE CITY
city. The same fornano arove me snips
in the roadstead to the Itottom of the
sea or burned them before they could
escape. This comes the nearer to be
ing a sheet of tlamc than anything
heretofore reported from any volcano.
'"o flow of lava, apparently, has
attended the eruption, the purely, ex
plosive eruptions thus rar liringlng no
molten material to the surface. There
Is no change in the coast line from
Fort de France to St. Pierre. The
great emission of suffocating gas and
the typical cloudburst errosion. with
the resulting streams of mud. are
among the new features which I'elee
has added to the sclentihc knowledge
Castries. St. I.ncia. May 27. St
Pierre, Martinique. Is no longer of In
terest except to the scientists. Mont
Felee Is still active, but all within its
range are dead or have fled. Fort de
France is quieter after the large exo
dus of its inhabitants to neighboring
colonies. The Martinique sufferers
have sufficient food for the present.
The St. Vincent volcano, the Sou
friere, is less active. The total loss
of life as a result of its eruption Is
finally placed at l.Tno about the orig
inal estimate. The wounded and
burne:l number (XM. Many of those In
hospitals cannot rcover. More than
4. (X JO persons are destitute. They are
receiving adequate relief.
The material damage done In St. Vin
cent is principally to the plantations.
Many of the sugar works may be re
stored. Sugar hogsheads are being dug
out of the lava and ash heaps. The
lava stream passed behind Georgetown
which, with Chateau Ilclalr, was unin
jured. ARE STUCK ON BROWN
Insist That the "Nasty Old Trust Has
Giver Him the
Detroit. Mich., May 27. The 1.200
girls wiio fpjit work at the P.rown
branch of theAmerican Cigar company
in this el'.y because of affection for J.
H. Brown, the manager, are still de
termined to remain out unless Brown
resumes the management of the con--ern.
Second Vice President Cobb
Jino to the city to see what he could
do to settle the unique walk-out. but
the girls paid no more attention to him
than if hy wore the company's messen
The girls want their manager rein
stated, and they insist on it. Brown
has done his best to convince the em
ployes that he resigned of his own ac
cord, telling them that he had money
enough to le Idle the remainder of his
life; but the young women wink with
the other eye at him and tell him It
would be Impossible for him to le out
of business unless "the nasty old trust
forced him out of it so that it could
begin to cut the wages cf the em
ploye." LITCHFIELD MINERS
HAVE RETURNED TO WORK
Springfield, May 27. The miners at
the Litchfield union, suspended by the
state executive board of United Mine
Workers fcr not returning to work
when ordered to do so by the board,
have returned to work. Manager
(.'rabbe having made some, conces
Free Speech at Nineveu.
Franklin. Intl.. May 27. The dis
turbance at the Poles mttctlng. at Nin
eveh. Itecnme so violent that an ni
peal was sent to Sheriff Frown, who
did not respond, as he was away from
town. Uev. Mr. Poles has made some
plain speeches at Nineveh, where his
meetings are held in, a tent, and on
two nights the roies of the tent have
been cut and the canvas dropjed on
the audience. On other occasions the
meetings have been disturlMnl by the
shooting of firearms and noise. Poles
says the hoodlums cannot drive him
out of Nineveh.
Fxploniotl In a Millionaire' Home.
Memphis. Tenn.. May 27. A sjeclal
from Houston. Tex., to the Scimitar
says: "At 3:50 a. m. yesterday a boiler
exploded at the home of Millionaire
John II. Kirby, where a prlvMte thea
ter and natatorium were being built.
Engineer Harry Woodard. of Memphis,
and Assistant Charles Coughlan were
Meeting- or Jewish Philanthropists.
Detroit. Mich., May 27. Nearly ir0
Froniiuent Jewish philanthropists and
charitable workers were present when
the second conference of the Jewish
Charities of the United States was
called to order in the Hotel Cadillac
WHICH GETS TOGETHER TODAY
Mill Be Quietly Inaugurated. So as
Not to Offend Roose
velt. Cleveland, May 27. Everything
points to a very large attendance at
the republican state convention.
vhich convenes late this afternoon,
flie platform, which was the subject
of a long conference of leaders last
night, was finally agreed ujHm and is
ready for present adoption. The only
changes likely to be made by the res-
olution committee will be in the
Starting the Ilanna I'reHldentlal Doom.
There is much talk in the open field
of llanna for president two vears
hence, although there is no expressed
opposition to Roosevelt. Those who
are talking about the delegation to
the next national convention sav they
do not want an anti-Roosevelt delega-
tion. but one that would not be nnti-
llanna in the event that Uoosevelt is
Convention Called to Order.
Cleveland, May 27. The republican
siaie convention was called to order
this afternoon by Chairman Purr, of
ine state central committee, who an
nounced (iov. Na.sh as temporary
cnairman. .Misii was tendered an
ovation on being introduced and
oke at length on the action of the
state legislature in regard to taxa
tion and corporations. At the con
clusion of the speech the usual com
mittees were apHinted and the con
vention adjourned until tomorrow
IN A WORTHLESS MINE
Stock Sold by Frainier Ralllet as
Shown in Testi
mony. Des Moines. Ia.. May 27. Postofllce
Inspector C. K. Stewart testified at the
Rnllict trial yesterday that when he
instituted an investigation of Ballict's
connection with the White Swan gold
mine, of linker City, tire., rnlliet ad
mitted that he had not yet purchased
the mine, and that, nevertheless, he
had already secured $:.( nx through
sale of stock, although he ha'd oper
ated but a month.
He said that Balliojt Justified his
course at the time bv saving that the
mine had recently sold at sheriffs sale
for .."!): 5. 70, and that he knew he could
secure the certificates cheap. The tes
timony of Mrs. Alice C. Young, his
former stenographer, was concluded
yesterday. She told of instances where
she had paid nionev to women out of
company funds upon instructions from
LOVESICK YOUTH KILLS .
SWEETHEART AND SELF
Chicago, May 27. Emil Roosman,
aged 19, last night shot and killed his
weetheart, Sophia I.atal. aged 1"
nd then fatally shot himself. Oppo-
ition to their marriage because of
was the cause of, the
EIRE KILLS AND DESTROYS
Three Buildings Burn. One Man Is Dead,
and Three Others Injured.
Carbondale, Ills.. May 27. Eire has
destroyed three business houses In the
center of the town of Marlon. One
man was killed, three others Injured,
and another Is missing and believiil to
be in the ruins. The lire began in the
rear of the Miller Sisters .Mimicry
onipany store and destroyed that
mfldinir. the saloon owned by Jones Ac
yle Bros., and R. Perry's meat mar-
.Vet. The total loss was $7,000, only
half covered by Insurance.
When the flames reached the attic of
the lirst building an explosion occurred
which raised the roof from the build-
ins and pushed out the sides, burying
lieneath the brick and debris tSeorge
I'arker. aged 51. killing him instantly.
William York, Frank Ellis and Will-
lam Dunston were all severely In
ured. Moses Boles, who resides four
nines irom iue cuy, nan not oeen seen
ince the tire, and it is believed Mint
he Is dead in the ruins. lie Is supposed
to have been asleep at the time in a
rear room of the saloon.
MISTAKEN IN HIS SUBJECT
Ilypnotizer Falls to Get the Upper Hand
of a Hull.
Racine, Wis.. May 27. Bert Teter-
son, of Milwaukee, wagered a compan
ion $100 that he could enter a cornfield
on a farm north of this city and bring
ferocious bull under subjection by
hypnotizing It. The animal chased
"eterson. but he managed to dodge It
until he reached a high board fence,
which he was unable to scale.
The bull rammed , him and forced
him through the fence, with probably
atal results. Three ribs were frac
tured, his shoulder dislocated, ana his
ee badly cut. He was removed to a
Milwaukee hospital in an unconscious
ondition. hen he regained his senses
he said he would "jwy tu nor-
Harry New Wlos the I-afon la Derby.
Latonia Race Track. Ky.. May 27.
Harry Xew Won the Derby yesterday
by two lengths; South Trimble, sec
ond; Martin Burke, third; time, '225.
Parties Interested Inti
mate What Will Hap
pen in East.
ABOUT NEXT MONDAY
Struggle is Over Pump
Men Claims of
TVllkesbarre, Pa., May 27. It is still
a matter of conjecture whether the
mines in the anthracite region will be
completely shut down next Monday,
when the order issued by the United
Mine Workers, governing the hours
of labor and wages to be paid engi
neers, urenien and pump runners, goes
Into effect. The operators claim that
they will have all the help necessary
to keep the pumps and eiigines in run
ning order. The United Mine Workers
and the officers of the Stationary Fire-
uieu's association, on the other hand.
assert tnat unless the coal companies
grant the demands made upon them
the great bulk of the engineers, lire-
men and pumpers will quit work.
There seems to be no quest ion but
that both sides are straining ev.erv
nerve to make the best showing pos
Fight Now Ia Over the 1'uinp Force,
The operators are bringing all the
influence they can to hold the men
now at work, while the striking min
ers are also doing missionary work.
Many of the engineers do not like
the predicament they are placed in.
If they quit work they will displease
ine company othciais and may never
be reinstated, while if they remain
it their posts ami the miners should
win their strike they would probably
lind that things .would- 'not be so
pleasant for them at the collieries in
the future. In order to reach those
who are wavering a call was issued
last night for a mass meeting of all
engineers, pumpers anil firemen in the
Wyoming region, in this city next Fri
Position of the Firemen Known.
While the position that will be
taken by a great many of the engi
neers and pumpmen is not known, it
is known for a certainty where the
liremen stand. They will strike almost
to a man. and the operators will be
compelled to secure green hands to
take their places. State Secretary Mul-
lahy, in a statement issued last night.
says the entire Brotherhood of Sta
tionary I- lremen will quit work next
Monday. Sunday nigld he gave it out
that int per cent, of the men would
quit work, but now he says he has re
ceived returns which justify him in
making the prediction that the entire
IkkI.v will go out. Mullahy also de
clares that !H per cent, of the engi
neers ami pumpmen will strike.
MyteriyuH Fire at a Breaker.
i dp engineers, hnrcmcii and pump
men who were discharged at the Iios-
ton colliery of the Delaware and Hud
son company because they refused to
do work which was formerly done bv
the strikers, were reinstated yesterday.
A mysterious fire occurred at the old
Empire breaker yesterday morning.
Uhe breaker has leen abandoned for
some time, but there is a watchman
on duty. The striking miners say the
fire was of incendiary original! nd that
some enemy of the strikers was g-.iiltv
of applying the match. Some lody tir
ing from ambush yesterday wounded
Duncan Moorehead in the arm. Moore-
head had refused to quit work at the
Carson washery. Yorktown.
NOT LOOKING FOK A STRIKE
Bat That Is a State of Mlml Fretitient on
New York. May 27. Iocal represen
tatives of the leading soft coal roads
In Virginia and West Virginia say they
have no advices respecting a possible
strike by some l:!."i.ooo minors in that
section. Chairman Fink, of the Nor
folk and Western road, said yester
day: uur miners are mostly negroes.
They are not organized, so far as I
know. They receive fair wages and
seem to Ih satisfied. I do not believe
they are likely to Join in any syinna-
According to the best information
obtainable the anthracite coal situa
tion Is practically unchanged. Presi
dent Truesdale. of the Lackawanna.
and 1 'resident Fowler, of the Ontario
and Western, declined to discuss the
efforts of the Civic Federation to set
tle the strike. Italph M. Easley. sec
retary of the conciliation committee of
the National Civic Federation, said
that no meeting of the conciliation
committee had been called with refer
ence to the coal strike or' any other
"Will any meeting be called soon?"
he was asked. "That I cannot sar.
for I do not know." was his reply.
BENCH WARRANT OUT FOR
PROMINENT ST. LOHISAN
St. Louis, May 27. A search war
rant was issued today for the arrest
on the charge of bribery and extor
tion of Fred W. Ziegenheiiv w ho serv
ed as private secretary to his father,
former Mayor Henry Ziegenhein, dur
ing the last two years of his term, j
FEARED DETECTION OF THEFT
Had Stolen Money in Home Where
He Was Employed as
Philadelphia, May 27 Y. II. j
Lane, colored, was hanged here todav
for the murder of Mrs. Ella- Jordan
ami her two young daughters in April.
Unci Stolen Money.
Lane was employed by Mrs. Jordan
as a servant and had stolen money
from lier. t earing the consequences
of the theft he deliberately killed the
A TREACHEROUS MOROl
Slashes Arm Off United States Oflicer
Who is Deceived by a
Flag of Truce.
Manila. May 27. While Second
Lieutenant liobert C. 11 umber, of the
Tenth infantry, and Sergeant Walling.
of the same regiment, were walking
about six miles from Camp Vickers.
in -Mindanao, they jierceived a single
Moro carrying a flag of trin e. When
the native had annro.-ichtHl close to the
United States otticers he rtiddenlv
drew his creese and slashed Serjeant
Walling, cutting his arm completely
off. Lieutenatii Iluinber attempted to
shoot the Moro. but his revolver
missed lire and the native escaped in
the tall grass.
Ceneral Davis, the commander of
the tinted States forces In Mindanao.
uas reiterated His orders that no
United States soldiers are to leave
camp unless in a party of at least eight
men. who must be armed and Pre
pared lor any emergency.
WIND'S COSTLY BLOW
Unroofs Houses and Wrecks Harns
While It Kills
nourbon. Intl.. May 27. A heavy
storpi which passed over this place at
1 a. m. Saturday took the form of a
cyclone six miles east of here, demol
ishing everything that laid in its path.
four large iarm residences were un
roofed, and partly demolished, and sev
en barns were completely wrecked.
while all stock, including horses and
cattle, that were in the barns were
The I-ake View hotel, at Huffman's
nine, was unrooted, while the large
dance hall and feed stables were de
stroyed, part of the wreckage being
carried into the lake. Lake View
school house was carried about 200 feet
and left standing in a wheat field.
The scope of the storm was about
three miles long and half a mile wide.
All property reported as being de
stroyed was fully covered by insur
THE END LOOMS UP
Of the llaytlan Revolution Accord
ing to Develop
ments. Fort an Prince. Hayti. May 27.
The following provisional government
was constituted yesterday: President.
Roisrond Canal: minister of foreign
affairs, M. .Teremie: minister of the
interior. M. Oolin: minister of justice.
M. Lalane: minister of war. Ceneral
Nord: minister of public works. M.
Cesarion: minister of finance. M. Den
nery. The government will now take steps
to assure the election of a president
according to constitutional methods.
The r.ritish cruiser Tsyche has ar
CAPT. CHARLES E. RUSSELL
SUCCUMBS TO CHOLERA
Manila. May 27. Capt. Charles E.
Russell, of the Sth infantry is dead,
lie was the first- officer to die with
lnntart Tries to Kill a Girl.
Onincv. Ills.. May 27. Martin
Wahahn attempted to kill Hattie
Schneider, his sweetheart, and when
officers interfered, pulled the revolver
on them. The girl knocked the gun
from his hand and fled. Wahahn
then tried to shoot himself, but the
police were too quick for him. P.oth
Wahahn and Miss Schneider reside in
St. Louis. coming here on an excursion.
On the way up he said the girl flirted
with another man.
Johh Hull Accepts the Offer.
Loudon. May 27. The British gov
ernment Iihs gratefully accepted tne
offer by the United States of a war
ship to bring home the body of 1-ora
Pauncefote. late British - ambassador
at Washington. Deep appreciation
was expressed at the foreign office at
this and other signs or United states
Democrats Grow Aggressive.
Washington. May 27. Hay of Vir
ginia, chairman of tne house demo
cratic caucus, has issued a can ior a
caucus tomorrow evening to consider
plans to "force the passage oi a .icn
ragua canal bill at this session of con
gress." such lieiug the language of the
petition on wincu nay is.sueu i-
One Army Officer Not
IN THE SENATE INVESTIGATION OF MATTER
Washington. May 27. The Captain
McDonald, who was a pet aversion of
Corporal O'Brien, who testified recent
ly before the s.'nate Philipipne com
mittee, was before that body of Inquis
itors himself yesterday, and to put it
briefly gave evidence warranting one
!n believing that O'Brien is a champion
misinformer. He said that O'Brien
was a troublesome soldier. Captain
McDonald, who is from Charlestown,
Mass., said he had no doubt that he
was the Captain Frederick McDonald
referred to in Corporal O'Brien's tes
timony. He admitted having seen the
water cure administered at Igbaras,
but asserted that O'Brien was at San
Joaquin, thirty miles away, at the
Denies Violation of Women.
Witness said he went to the Phil
ippines in lWii) and had been there
eighteen or twenty months. The one
case named was the only time he ever
saw the water cure administered.
Senator Lodge Do you know any
thing of the violation of the person of
a Spanish woman by American otticers,
as testified to by O'Brien.
Captain McDonald No such circum
stance as that ever occurred at that
time or any other, from the beginning
to the end of my stay in the Philip
pines, and I have never known of a
Spanish woman or any other woman
being violated by an American oflicer.
Oulte a Diflerent Sort of Case.
The witness went on to say that he
supposed the woman that O'Brien iad
in mind in this connection was the
wife of a son of the mayor of Igbaras.
A brother of the woman's hnsand, he
said, had been made a cripple for life
by Montour's band of Ladroucs. and
the body of the husband's father,
when he died, had been dragged about
the streets by Montour himself. This
woman. he said, had given valuable in
formation to Sergeant Davis, of his
company, concerning the movement of
the Insurgents. But the witness added
that this woman never had been mal
treated by United States soldiers.
DELIHEK.VTE LIE," SAYS M'OOXALD
Officers Did ?'ot Ilehave Disgracefully at
a Native Dance.
Regarding O'Brien's statement that
McDonald and other officers had de
meaned themselves disgracefully at a
native dance at San Joaquin. Captain
McDonald said: "That statement is a
deliberate lie from beginning to end. j
Major Cook, whose name is given as
that of one of the officers present on
that occasion, was on duty at the town
of Jaro. sixty miles distant, at the
time the dance is said to have oc
curred, and I was on duty at Migoon."
This dance was said to have oc
curred at the home of the presidente
of the town of San Joaquin, and the
mention of that individual brought to
the mind of Captain McDonald an in
cident which had occurred when he
first visited the town. The presidente
had invited him to breakfast, and after
he had partaken of that meal he be
came violently in. A pnysician pro
nounced the symptoms to be due to
poisoning, but as, some of the mem
bers of the presidente s family also
were similarly sick it was supposed
at the time that the poisoning was ac
cidental and the matter was dropped.
'I state that as a reason why I could
not have been at the dance." he said.
and he added that he later had received
evidence that this native official was
contributing to the insurgent cause.
Captain McDonald also flatly . con
tradicted O'Brien's statement to' the
effect that he or any other officers of
the company had withheld -from the
troops the rations to which they were
entitled. In that connection he called
attention to the fact that the captain
of a company never handles the fund
for the purchase of Wie supplies need
ed, by his command. lie also declared
that it was not true that the bread re
ceived for the company had been sold.
"The soldiers," he said, "had fresh
bread every day in the week that we
could bake it."
WE WERE A FATIIE1C TO THEM
Qow the Feaeeable Natives Were Treated
Other O'Brien Stories Denied.
Speaking of the treatment of peace-
cble natives by the United States sol
diers in the Philippines. Captain Mc
Donald said it was like the treatment
of a child by its father. At lirst Fili
pino prisoners had lieen given the
same character of food supplied to the
United States soldiers, and it was
cooked In tjie same way; but when it
was found that the United States styl
of cooking did not agree with them
orders were issued to supply them with
their native foods.
The witness testified concerning the
capture of the barrios of Ii Nog. in
connection with which O'Brien had
said that an unarmed boy had beetr
lired on by the entire command: that
three old men. two of them bearing
Has of truce, had been shot down, and
Only Sharply Contradicts
O'Brien Appear in
that a woman and her two children
had been burned to neath. He denied
all the statements detailing these sui
posed circumstances, but said it was
true that the barrio had been captured
and burned. It was a stockade strong
hold of Ladrones. set on a hill aid
considered inaccessible while 1 fie
Spaniards controlled the country.
When his troop approaclied it te
natives fired first, but the place 1 ,.d
taken. The United States troops oc
cupied the town for two hours, and
then, after giving ample notice of their
intentions, had set fire to the place.
If any person was burned to death he
never had heard of the fact nor had ho
ever given any orders while approach
ing the place to take no prisoners.
SNUBBING OF POTTS
Stories as to the Commander's Treat
merit Declared to Be
'Berlin. May 27. IJeutenant Com
mander Templin M. Potts, the naval
attache of the United States embassy
here t'who succeeded Commander Wil
liam H. I'echleri. will by appointment
be presented to Admiral von Tirpitz,
Hie secretary of the imperial admiral
ir. today. Lieutenant Commander
Potts has already been received by the
other (ierman naval officials of high
rank, .with every mark of considera
tion. The United States naval attache has
not yet had an audience of the empe
ror, simply because his majesty has
been almost continuously absent from
Berlin since the foreign office was offi
cially notified of Lieutenant Comman
der Potts' arrival here. The Associ
ated Press is informed officially that
the reports of a "snub,' etc.. given
Potts by the emperor, or any one else
here, are absolutely groundless 'and
PROCESSION IN LONDON
London, May 27. A full rehearsal
of the coronation procession along
the whole length of the route from
Buckingham palace to Westminster
abbey and return occurred Ihis morn
ing. The attendants and horses were
practically the same as will taka
place in the parade June 25.
Oberlin, Ohio, May 27. President
Barrows, of Oberlin College, who is
suffering with pneumonia, passed a
fairly comfortable night and this
morning was able to take some nour
ishment. He is not so strong today
"War Claim" How Settled.
Dallas. Tex.. May 27. The thir
teenth quadrennial conference of the
Methodist Episcopal church south, has
closed. The '"war claim" controversy,
which has agitated the conference for
thirty odd years, it is thought, has
been finally settled. An important
measure taken was the establishing
of the Order of Deaconesses after a
spirited debate.- Dr. Hoss of Nashville
and Dr. A. Coke Smith of Virginia
were elected bishops. .
Gov. Yates at Uuincy.
Qnincy, Ills.. May 27. Governor
Yates and party arrived here Satur
day and Inspected the soldiers" home.
While he thus employed himself Mrs.
Yates wis entertained at a re-eption.
At night a public reception was ten
dered the distinguished visitors at the
home of Captain Somerville. Sunday
afternoon he delivered a memorial ad
dress to the veterans of the home.
Boy Sentenced for Life.
Shenandoah. Ia., May 27. The Jury
brought in a verdict of murder In the
second degree, with a life sentence, for
Wesley Irwin, the third loy tried for
the murder of Oscar Miller In a Wa
bash sand house last Decemler. Ed
ward Dennis also received a life sen
tence for the same crime, nnd Eugene
Mason was acquitted.
Young Lady Kills Herself.
Paducah. Ky., May 27. Miss Delia
Wilcox, daughter of Captain T. II.
Wilcox, a prominent citizen of Mur
ray, Ky., shot herself through the heart
with a pistol, dying instantly. It is
supposed that she was despondent over
a love affair.
Babcock Talks with the President.
Washington, May 27. Representa
tive Babcock. chairman of the Repub
lican congressional committee, talked
with the president yesterday regarding
the fall campaign.