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EOCK ISLAND, ILIi., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1902.
PKICE TWO CENTS.
Locomotive Firemen Or
der Makes President
HE ATTENDS MEETING
At Chattanooga and
Gives Sargent a
Chattanooga, Term., Sept. 8. Presi
dent JJoosevelt today was. elected an
honorary member of the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Firemen. He attended
the executive council of the order in
the morning-, walking from the hotel
to the auditorium, a distance of a
few blocks, escorted by Grand Master
Sargent, a committee of the Brother
liood and a detachment of Troop IJ,
state guard. Acting Grand Master
llannahan welcomed the president,
stating that his attendance at the
convention would do great good to
organized labor, not only in thia coun
try, but in ( anada and other coun
tries as well.
President Makes Spwh. '
The president returned his thanks
for the welcome and said he wasglal
to be with the Brotherhood. He said
the Firemen's Brotherhood was the
result which naturally comes from
the application of the principle of
Common sense to their work. He sai 1
that organized labor hail never made
an unreasonable request of him an 1
lhat if it had he would have denied
it. In speaking of the appointment
of Grand Master Sargent of the
Brotherhood ttt be commissioner gen
eral of immigration, the president
said it was one of the most satisfac
tory appointments to him and to the
public he had ever made; that the
commissioner general lias a hard
body and not a soft head.
Gets Honorary Membership.
John F. McXamee, of Columbus,
Ohio, one of the grand officers and a
democratic member of the legisla
ture, moved that a degree of grand
hnorary membership be conferred
upon President Koosevelt. The mo
tion was referred to the committee
on constitution and bylaws, whose
recommendation was unanimous that
the motion be accepted. The report
of the committee was adopted by :v
rising unanimous vote amid great
cheers. .The president thanked the
convention for the compliment paid
to him, and Grand Master Sargent
then gave him a pass which admits
him to all meetings of the Brother
hood. At this point the Brotherhood ad
journed until 0 tomorrow morning
sind the public was admitted to the
auditorium to hear the president's
While the audience was being seat
ed the band rendered "America," the
president and the others in the hall
Chattanooga. Teiin.. Sept. S. Presi
dent Boiscvolt was the guest yester
day of the citizens of Chattanooga,
and right royally they entertained him.
Me came to Chattanooga primarily to
attend the national convention of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Fircnu n.
aud today he is the gust of the rail
road men; but yesterday Chattanooga
as a whole entertained him. From
early morning until late last evening
he was driven from one historic place
to another, and the details of the bat
tles that have made this city famous
were explained to h mi ymb
were explained to him by men who
were participants in the struggles.
The battlefields of Chattanooga, Mis
sionary Ridge. Orchard Knob and
Lookout Mountain were driven over.
Last night he attended the First Bap
tist church, of which Bev. .T. V.
Brougher i.j the pastor. The presiden
tial train arrived here promptly at 8:"0
a. m. There was a large crowd at the
station, and notwithstanding the day
was Sunday the president was accord
ed a warm welcome. A committee
composed of Governor MoMillin. Mayor
A. W. Chambliss and other prominent
citizens had charge of the president
for the day.
CEMENT WORKERS WIN
THEIR CHICAGO STRIKE
Chicago, Sept. 8. Kight hundred
cement finishers and. helpers, who
have been on a strike here because of
a disagreement over the wage scale,
called the strike off today and went
back to work. The employers' ass
ciation met the demands of the men.
EXPERIENCED IN FRANCE
Pan. Department of Basses Pyren
ees, France, Sept. 8. A strong- earth
quake shock lasting six seconds was
felt here at 2:30 this morning.
Bartholin, Degenerate Murderer
of Mother and Sweetheart,
Dead by His Own Hand.
SEEMS TO HAVE HAD A CONSCIENCE
Sort of Embryonic A flair. That Led
Him to Suicide His Brief
Riceville, la., Sept. 8. The body
which was buried here Saturday morn
ing, and which was believed to be that
of William Bartholin, was exhumed
yesterday afternoon and positively
identified as that of the Chicago dou
ble murderer. The identification was
made by William Mitchell, a brother
of one of Bartholin's victims, and De
tective Andrew Hohan, of Chicago,
who arrived here yesterday morning
from Chicago. Dr. A. J. Coey. of Chi
cago, who came here with Detective
Koha i), cut out the lower jaw'of the
dead man, which contained two gold
crowned teeth which have figured
largely In the description sent broad
cast throughout the country for pur
poses of identification. The jaw will
be taken to Chicago by the detective.
Bobjr Fouud iu a Flax Field.
Bartholin's body was found last Fri
day afternoon about six miles from
Biceville, by J. G. Pratt, a resident of
Biceville. Pratt was driving to Elma,
and when passing a flax Held saw the
body lying against a stack of flax.
Thinking it was a man asleep he paid
no attention, but on returning found
the mat stil lthere, and upon investiga
tion discovered he was dead with a re
volver lying by his left hand. Coroner
volver lyig by ills left hand. Coroner
Carpenter was notified and the lody
removed to an undertaking establish
ment at Riceville. There J. B. McCook.
editor of a Riceville paper, discovered
that the dead man bore a striking re
semblance of the Chicago murderer.
Left Chicago as Railway Laborer.
Inquiry here developes that Bartho
lin came to Riceville Aug. , itefore the
Isxlies of Mrs. Bartholin and Miss
Mitchell were discovered. Thomas
Phee. a contractor doing some work
here for the Great Western road, ad
vertised for laborers in Chicago on
Aug. r, offering free transportation to
the place of work. Among those who
respon 'ed was Bartholin, who hired
under the name of George Ld wards.
He worked at the construction work
for but -half a day. and had since been
working on a threshing machine and
in the harvest fields until the morning
of Aug. 31, when he was last seen
leaving Riceville iu the direction of the
place his lKxly was foujid.
Confession That lie Left Rehlnd.
The following brief confession was
found In his pocket:
"To Whom It May Concern: I wish
to state that I am the Bartholin the
police are looking for. I also wish to
certify that I had no assistance of any
kind from any one. Thompson. Claffy
and Counsclman are all as Innocent as
an unborn child and should be freed
"I cannot go Into details in regard
to the crime. They were not planned.
It was all Minnie and I could do. My
mind is wandering. Such a drop In life
in so short a time, two months ago
traveling in the best company, today
leading the life of hoboes, a mur
"I intended to go into details and
tell all, but I can't get my mind cen
tered. Even my handwriting is dis
graceful, but alcove all things I ask
clear everybody from under suspicion,
there is no second party and I am the
last. WILLIAM BARTHOLIN."
Riceville, la.. Aug. 31.
CRIMES THAT HE COMMITTED
First Kills Ills Mother and Then the Oir
Chicago, Sept. S. The crimes comr
mltted by William Bartholin were
both on women. The Bartholin mur
der was classed by the police with the
Snell and Luetgert cases. From the
time the department began work upon
it the mystery deepened, and after
three weeks of steady, unceasing ef
fort Inspector Hunt and his assistants
were almost ready to throw up their
hands In despair. Mrs. Anna Bartho
lin disappeared from her home. 4:J10
Calumet avenue, on the night of July
7. She was last seen by Oscar Thomp
son at 8:30 on that evening, when she
gave him his supper. She was the
first one murdered, and it was some
time ater before her body was found.
Then in a dark basement which was
filled with boxes and pieces of lum
ber traces were found that the cement
floor had been tampered with. By dint
of exploring it with caudles after mov
ing several tons of dust-covered ma
terial, an opening In the cement was
found in the front part of the base
ment. The soft earth and sand were
shoveled away and a blue dress, re
sembliug that supposed to have been
worn by Mrs. Bartholin when she dis
appeared, was uncovered. Beneath It
the men struck a bed quilt, and In this
quilt the body of a woman was found.
In the Minnie Mitchell case it was
Aug. 7 that the police learned a mur
der had been committed, but even at
that time they did not connect It with
the disappearance. While a boy was
chasing sparrows In the open prairie
at Seventy-fourth and State streets he
stumbled over the nude lody of a wo
pian". He reported his find to the En
glewood police. The lody was almost
beyond identification. Dr. Joseph
Springer, who conducted the iost mor
tem examination, found that the wo
man had been murdered, a bullet hav
ing entered the back part of her head,
penetrating the brain.
On the following day detective
picked up several articles of clothing
near where the body had been found.
These articles' were identified as cloth
ing worn by Miss. Mitchell, when she j
PLENTY OF GOLD
Sum in Government Vaults Exceeds
All Kecords at $573,- '
Washington, D. C, Sept. 8. The
sum of gold now in the United States
treasury exceeds that of any time iu
the history of the country, and with
one possible exception exceeds that
of any country at any time in th
history of the world. About eight
years ago liussia is said to have had
in the treasury ' $598,000,000 in gold.
Last Saturday the vaults of the Uni
ted States treasury contained $57.1,
930,194, an increase since July 1, 1901,
of $79.0S7,S97. This stock of gold is
now being added to at the rate of
from $200,000 to $.'100,000 a day with
no immediate prospect of cessation in
the rate of deposits. This condition
of affairs is eminently satisfactory to
the treasury officials, who regard it
the best possible evidence of the pros
perity and confidence in the financial
stability of this country.
ENGLAND IS AT PRESENT
SELLING US PIG IRON
London. Sept. 8. Commenting on
the exiwrts of pig iron to America. The
Economist declares that the move
ments of iron are the most remarkable
in the history of the trade, and says:
"There is u hunger for that materia!
amounting almost to a famine, not
withstanding that the industrial de
pression on the continent, has abated
the activity in this country. Every
liner from the Clyde and the Mersey
Is taking as much pig iron to the
United States as it cares to carry,
Steamer after steamer is being char
tered to take full cargoes from the
west coast ports to Baltimore, Phila
delphia and other points. The latest
movement for tonnage to convey pig
iron from onr shores to New Orleans,
Pensacola and other ports is, perhaps.
the most striking of all. One notable
feature Is the large quantity of iron
a'nd finished steel which America is
now drawing from this country and
While representatives in London of
United States principals said that they
had not bought a single ioui.d of iron
in England for United States consunqi
tion, it was learned at the oilices of
one of the largest iron factors in Lon
don that the export account of Mid
dlesboro aione showed a remarkable
increase in exports to the United
States during the past three months.
The sales of pig iron rose from 4,()(mi
tons in June to U.'5,40) tons in July and
24.SHO tons in August, practically all
consigned to Philadelphia. The statis
tics of structural iron and steel are
not so definite, but it Is known that
more than IdO.fMiO tons, principally
angle iron and girders, were bought
for the continent during the past three
mouths, nearly all for Germany,
small proportion being for Belgium.
M'MILLAN OUT OF RACE
VSWtSoZ Me a Candidate to Succeed Ills
Father Ferry's Candldary.
Detroit, Sept. S. Willjani C. McMil
lan announced at noon Saturday that
Ve will not be a candidate for the
United States senate to succeed his
father, the late James McMillan. The
conclusion was definitely reached at
noon after a conference between Mr.'
McMillan and a number of his promi
nent political friends. He issues a
statement in which he says he has
been urged by his friends to become a
candidate, but being impressed that
his candidacy will not be best for the
party he declines to have his name
used. It is announced definitely that
Dexter M. Ferry is a candidate for
the vacant senate seat. '
The announcement of Ferry's candi
dacy was .frst made by William C.
McMillan. Saturday Ferry himself
talked freely of his candidacy, and
said confidently that he was in the
campaign to win. By entering the
field with the support of McMillan.
Ferry is looked upon in some quarters
as. being the candidate of what is
called the "federal machine" in Michi
gan politics. General Alger and his
closest supporters, however, insist that
they have nothing to say about Ferry's
backing, and declare that they antici
pate a fair and equare campaign, in
which thej- are going to do their best
to defeat a worthy ouDonent.
leti ner nome on me evening or Juiy
30. A switch of false hair was the
only thing on the body identified. Mrs.
Coy, -the hairdresser who made It, de
claring positively that it was one
which she had made for Miss Mitchell.
It may be mentioned here, however,
that Dr. Springer stated positively
that the body could not have beconio
so decomposed In the time since Min
nie Mitchell disappeared.
Bad the Corpse Iinried Properly.
Monon. Ind.. Sept. 8. The' bod3- of
an old man who has killed In the yards
here and buried has been exhumed,
embalmed and new clothes purchased
with money raised by a subscription
paper circulated among "the citizens,
placed, on it. At the order of the coro
ner the IkkI.v was buried last Tuesday
in the condition in which it was found
after the accident. Many citizens
were indignant at this action and
raised the money to defray expenses
of a proper burial.
Negro Sold Into Servitude.
Shelbyville, Ky.. Sept. 8. Fisher
.Milton, a negro convicted of vagrancy,
was sold into servitude fqr twelve
months Saturday at public auction to
David Murphy, a respectable negro
farmer. Murphy bid $20 for the pris
oner, and stated that he was not gov
erned by sentiment in making the pur
chase, but that he thought he was
getting the worth of his money, aud
that he Intended to force Milton to
work hard. ...
KAISER MEETS CORBIN
Uncle Sam's Adjutant General
and General Young Received
by the German Emperor.
SCENE IS ON TEMPELHOF FIELD
Onr "Soldiers Are Presented to the
Empress Prince Henry
Berlin, Sept. S. Major Generals
Corbin and Young and Brigadier Gen
eral Wood were presented to Emperor
William Saturday at the Markendorf
parade field, near Frinnkifort-oiirthe-Oder,
after the parade was finished.
General Corbin was presented first.
The emperor welcomed him most cor
dially. Among his majesty's first
words were hearty thanks for the at-
GENERAL 8. B. M. TOCKQ.
tentions shown to Prince Henry dur
ing the hitter's visit to the United
States. After further conversation
Emperor William presented General
Corbin to the empress. While General
Corbin was conversing with "her maj
esty the other American generals were
presentcdto the emperor.
Kaiaer U na Finely Mounted.
Emperor William was mounted on
nn iron gray horse which many United
Statesans who have visited the parades
on the Tempelhof field here have ad
mired for its statuesque poses as the
troops filed past his majesty, and the
United States generals were mounted
on fine bays from the emperor's sta
ble. While the introductions were tak
ing place th. Gergau officers assem
bled In the vicinity to hear the em
peror criticise the performance of their
respective troops during the parade.
Additional splendor was added to the
scene by the presence of Lord Roberts.
Mr. Brodrick (the British secretary of
state for war. and a party in brilliant
British uniforms who had been pre
sented before the United States gen
erals. Emperor William invited all the
L'uited States generals with their
aides and Lieutenant Colonel John B.
Kerr, the United States military at
tache at Berlin, to dine with him at
the new palace. Potsdam, tonight.
Prince Henry I Coming Again.
On the special train going to Frnnk-fort-on-t
he-Oder was Prince Henry,
who came up especially from Ham
burg for the parade, arriving at Ber
lin at . o'clock in the morning. In
the royal waiting room at the Fred-
erichstrasse station the United States
party was presented to him. Prince
Henry conversed with the United
Statesans all the way to Frankfort-
on-the-Oder. speaking enthusiastically
of his United States trip and the
friends he had made in that country.
He expressed his purpose to visit the
United States again after his naval
service is completed, but more pri
vately than on the occasion of his visit
last spring, so as to have a better op
portunity to study the country and its
PASSES FROM EARTH
New York, Sept. S. "William X.
TTIIXIAM NATHANIEL EOACH.
Roach, formerly United States senator
from North Dakota, died here jester
day. TWO STRIKING MINERS
ARE BRUTALLY TREATED
Wilkesbarre. Pa., Sept. S. Two
striking Italian miners left their
homes in Swoyersville, near here, "this
morning to go on a hunting trip. As
they approached the Harry E. col
liery they were held up by pickets,
who mistook them for armed non
union men going to work. One Ital
ian was beaten to death and the oth
er so badly injured he probably will
die. Friends of the Italians threaten
to kill the men who committed the
IN COAL LANDS
Many Deeds Being Filed by the Com
bine Operating la South
Carbonuale", Ill's., Si'ut. S. Over 200
deeds to real estate, covering much of
the transaction of the coal combine in
the southern Illinois coal fields, have
been filed in Jackson. Franklin and
Williamsoncounties. The consideration
jimounts to more than $'J00.i x o. and
extends over a wide area. The thirty
one deeds filed iu this county are given
to ex-Representative William S. For
ma u. of East St. Louis, while a few
are to Peter Jeffrey, of the Consoli
dated Coal company.
In Williamson county 113 deeds have
been tiled. The land purchased sur
rouuds the great Leiter deal, and is
contiguous to the John Gates property.
A railroad Is building through the land
from the Mississippi river, and will
probably have for an eastern terminus
either Golconda or Shawiieetown.
RECIPROCITY IN PULPIT
Methodist aud liaotist Preacher Look
After Each, Other's Charges.
Muncie, Ind., Sept. S. Rev. A. W.
Lamport, pastor of the High Street
Methodist church, has returned from
a trip lasting several weeks, and dur
ing his absence his congregation was
looked after by Rev. C. M. Carter,
pastor of the First Baptist church.
The Baptist minister took equal inter
est in his own congregation and that
of the Methodist church, preaching to
the congregations jointly and endea
voring to confine himself to subjects
on which Methodists and Baptists
Rev. Mr. Lamport now agrees to
perform a like service for the Baptist
minister, if the latter desires a vaca
tion. The First Baptist church here
is the principal Baptist church of the
city, .while the congregation of the
High Street Methodist church Is the
second largest in the state.
TWO GODMOTHERS FOR HER
Cruiser Pes Moiuen Is tiiven an Especial
Boston, Sept. JS. As the United
States cruiser Des Moines, which is to
be sent overboard at the Fore river
shipyard at (Juincy on the L'th inst.,
is the most important war vessel com
pleted in a Massachusetts shipyard
since the days of the early navy. Sec
retary of tin Navy Moody has desig
nated Miss Clara N. Carleton, of Hav
erhill, to represent the state at the
The cruiser will be christened by
Miss Elsie Macomber. of Des Moines.
but Miss Carltton will sever the cord
which will release the vessel on the
ways. Miss Carleton is the daughter
of George II. Carleton, formerly
mayor of Haverhill, and at present a
member of the state legislature.
SULTAN OF MOROCCO
TO FIGHT PRETENDER
London, Sept. S. A dispatch from
Tangier says the sultan of Morocco
has ordered a large army to be col
lected in readiness to leave IV. Dee.
1. The destination is not disclosed.
-Recent dispatches from Spain stat
ed the revolt against the sultan of
Morocco was spreading iu an alarm
The revolt is headed by the sultan's
brother, Mohammed, who is pretender
to the throne.
Disorder in llarcelona
Barcelona, Spain. Sept. S. The dis
orders here yesterday are believed t )
have been planned by anarchists who
were desirous of. marking the anni
versary of the shooting of the late
. Old Jolift Settler Dead.
Joliet. Ills.. Sept. S. Mrs. Helen C.
Hendersou died here yesterday, aged
SS years. She was one of the oldest
settlers in Joliet. She was born in
New York, came to Joliet in 183.. and
had lived here ever since. She was the
wife of Judge Hugh Henderson, a
well known jurist who died in !S."i4.
C. Henderson, a well known newspa
Wilson Was 'it Invited.
Des Moines, la., Sept. S. President
J. B. Hungerford. of the board of trus
tees of the State College of Agricul
ture, at Ames, has denied the pub
lished statement that the trustees
have invited Secretary James Wilson
to resign from the cabinet to become
president of the college.
Another Thujt Oet His Desert.
Butte, Mont.. Sept. 8. James Mar
tin, who killed Fireman James Wil
liams at Silver Bow last May, while
the latter was resisting a hold-up. has
been sentenced to death. Lennox. Mar
tin's partner, was found guilty of mur
der in the first degree.
Killed by a Fall from a Scaffold.
Leavenworth. Kan.. Sept. 8. Frank
Smith, a mechanic, and John Ennis. a
military convict from Fort Sheridan,
Ills., fell from a scaffolding and were
killed while working on the smoke
stack at the new federal penitentiary.
Pleaded at the Holes Boom.
Des Moines, la., Sept. 8. Democrats
in this city are pleased by the an
nouncement that ex-Governor Horace
Boies will be nominated to run against
Speaker Henderson by the Democrats
of the Third. congressional district. It
is believed Boies wilL make a strong
race for congress.
v Bodies of the l airs Arrive.
New York. Sept. 8. The steamer
St. Ixuis, which arrived Saturday
night from Southampton and Cher-,
bourg. had on board the bodies of Mr.
nd Mrs. Fair, who were killed while
sutomobiliDg near Paris.
As the Direct Result of the Action
of Germany in the Hay
KAISER'S GUNBOAT PANTHEB ACTS
Orders Her Surrender, and the Hay
tien Kebel Commander Sets
Her On Fire.
Berlin. Sept. S. The German for
eign office informs the Associated
Press that the Ilaytien provisional
government has communicated to
Germany that llayti regards th-3
Firminist gunboat Crete-a-Pierrot as a
pirate, and the interests of llayti are
untouched by the action of the Ger
man gunboat Panther in sinking the
Port an Prince. llayti. Sept. 8. The
German gr.nboat Panther arrived here
Sept. ." and received instructions from
the German government to capture the
Firminist gunboat Crete-a-Pierrot. She
left immediately for Gonaives. the seat
of the Firminist government. The Pan
ther found the Crete-a-Pierrot in the
harbor of Gonaives, and the command
er, of the German gunboat informed
Admiral Killick, on the Crete-a-Pierrot
that he must remove his crew and sur
render his vessel in five minutes' time.
Admiral Killick asked that this time
be extended to fifteen minutes. This
request was granted, on the condition
that the arms and ammunition on
board the t'rete-a-Pierrot should be
abandoned when her crew left her.
Killick Sets Eire to Ilia Ship.
The crew ol the Crete-a-Pierrot left
that vessel amid great disorder. At
the end of fifteen minutes the Pan
ther sent a small boat carrying an of
ficer and twenty sailors, who were to
take possession of the Firminist gun
boat. When these men had arrived at
a ioint about thirty yards from the
Crete-a-Pierrot fianies were seen to
break out on board of her. She had
been fired by her crew before they left
her. The Panther then fired on the
Crete-a-Pierrot until she was complete
ly immersed. Thirty shots all told were
I'ncle Sum Not an Interested Party.
Manchester. Mass., Sept. 8. Count
Quailt Wykradt-Isny. of the German
embassy, was seen last night in rela
tion to the sinking of the gunboat
Crete-a-Pierrot by the German gun
boat Panther. He said: "I have given
the matter little thought, as it is en
tirely outside of this country, and for
that reason I do not expect to receive
advices concerning it from my govern
ment. While I do not care to make
any prediction us to the outcome, I
feel quite sure and perfectly safe in
saying that no international complica
tions will arise with this country. This
is all I care to say in regard to the
Nothing To Ite Learned at WaOilnjrton.
Washington. Sept. S. So far as can
be learned no official news has been
received in Washington of the German
action with reference to the Crete-a-Pierrot..
All the more important offi
cials of the state department are out
of the city, so that it is not possible
to secure an expression of the probable
course of this government in the mat
ter from any one in a position to Influ
ence the government's policy.
CAI SE OF SCCH DECISIVE ACTION'
Crete-a-Pierrot Had Seized War Munitions
, on a German Ship.
Washington, Sept. S. It was an
nounced from Cape Ilaytien Sept. ti
that the German steamer Markoman
ria. Captain Nanseu. belonging to the
Hamburg-American Packet company,
having on board arms and ammunition-
sent by the provisional govern
ment to Cape Haytieu. had been
stopped Sept. 'J by the Firminist gun
boat Crete-a-Pierrot at the entrance
to the harbor of Cape Ilaytien. and
that an armed force sent on board
the steamer from the gunboat took
possession of the war munitions, in
spite of the protestations of Captain
Nansen and the German consul.
The seizure of the Markomannia
lias been characterized as an act of
piracy. But a dispatch from Berlin
to the Associated Press, dated Sept. f.
said German government circles did
not take a tragic view of the seizure
of the German vessel, but that satis
faction would be demanded.
The Crete-a Pierrot was formerly fn
the service o the Ilaytien govern
ment, and Admiral Killick was com
mander of the Ilaytien fleet. Admiral
Killick. however, determined to sup
port General Firmin. ex-Haytian min
ister at Paris and one of "the candi
dates for the presidency of the repub
lic, and refused to recognize the con
stituted authorities. For the last two
months United States interests in llay
ti have been looked after by the United
States gunboat Machias. Commander
McCrea. It recently develoed that at
least six European nations had con
fided the protection of their Interests
in llayti wholly to the United States
naval force In Ilaytlan waters. Admi
ral!) Killick recently declared Cape
Ilaytien to be blockaded, but this
blockade was admitted to be inefficient,
and was abandoned by the admiral
after Commander McCrea had made
certain representations to him concern
It was after this that the Crete-a-Pierrot
lxarded the Markomannia, so
that the act was unquestionably one
entirely unauthorized by the situation
or by the laws of war. .There are three
candidates for the presidency of llayti
Calisthones Fouchard. Seneque Mou
plaisir Pierre and M. Firmin. The Fe
minists have been active, and in some
cases successful, in their engagements
with the fort-s of the provisionalgov
ernment under the command of Gen
eral Alexis Nord. minister of war un
der the provisional jioyerpuient.
Jim Wright and John
A TENNESSEE TRAGEDY
Both Were . Bad Men
Who Had Several
Bogersville, Tenn., Sept. S. .lini
Wright and John Templeton. the not
ed Hancock county desperadoes, were
killed anil Wright's son captured by
a posse of 2.1 near here last night.
In the engagement Wright shot and
probably fatally wounded Georgo
Wiilf and .lack Itogers. both members
of the posse. -
Two Had Itad Kecordi.
Wright was an . escaped convict
from the Tennessee penitentiary,
where he was serving a sentence for
murder. Wright and Templeton arc
said to have killed six men each.
RAILWAY MEN INDICTED
Criiiie Alleged Can Send 1 hem to the Pen
itentiitry for Tiro Year.
Chicago, Sept. S. J. V. Marchand,
special attorney for the interstate com
merce commission, brought the news
to Chicago that indictments had been
returned by the United States federal
grand jury at Miuucsapulis against the
presidents and the traffic managers of
the Wisconcin Central and Ann Arbor
railroads. The men against whom true
bills were returned charging them
with violation of the interstate com
merce act are: II. F. Whitcomb, presi
dent of the Wisconsin Central: B. .lohn
son. traffic manager of the Wisconsin
Central; W. M. Burt, president of the
Ann Arbor road; W. II. Bennett, gen
eral freight agent of the Ann Arbor
Marchand. who handled, the cases
before the grand jury, stated that
capiases had Immmi issued for the ar
rest of the indicted men and will be
served upon Burt at Saginaw. upon Ben
nett at Toledo and upon Whitcomb and
o.Ihnson at Milwaukee. Th eact under
which the bills were voted fixes pen
alities of a fine not exceeding .So.(KX) or
imprisonment iu the penitentiary for
for a term not exceeding two years or
both, in the discretion of the court.
AS TO MARCUS ISLAND
Captain KogehiU's Claim Await Adjudi
cation by Iiplumatic Mean.
Washington. Sept. S. Acting Secre
tary Adee has beeu informed by thti
Japanese legation here that Captaii
Kosehill. who undertook to lay claim
to Marcus island and take" possession,
arrived at that island on July 30 last
He was met there by a Japanese war
ship, the commander of which handed
to him the letters addressed by the
state department pointing out the ad
visability of his avoiding any forcible)
demonstration to support his claim.
The captain accepted these letters as
sufficient, and left the island about a
week later. He has not lost any right
lie might have had. according to the
state department, and if he has any
just claim it may be pursued to a con
clusion in the usual diplomatic chan
nel. CHARGES OF BRIBERY
REVIVED IN ST. LOUIS
St. Louis. Mo.. Sept. S. .1. K. Mur
rell, formerly member of the lower
house of the municipal assembly of
this city and who fled to Mexico la.-.t
spring after being indicted for brib
ery in connection with alleged bond
ling operations of that body in rela
tion to. the granting of street railway
franchises, has returned to the city,
and was "taken before the grand jury
toil ay; Warrants were issued for tics
arrest, of IS former and prominent
house delegates, all of whom aic
charged with bribery.
SUMNER WILL MOVE
AGAINST MACIN MOROS
Manila, Sept. S. (Jen. Chaffee ha
ordered (Jen. Sumner, commanding
the department of Mindanao, to lead
a column against the hostile Maciri
Moros. It is expected that the col
umn will move wilhin a week. Most
of the attacks upon the American
forces originated in the Maein coun
CLAIM OF JOHANNSEN
IS HELD UNTENABLE
Tromsoe, Norway, Sept. 8. Tho
maritime court has found Capt. .!--hanns'en's
claim that he was captain
of the Baldwin-Zeigler Arctic steam
er America, untenable, and that ae
cording to the cyntract signed In
August-. 1001,. he was only sailing mas
ter and subject to Baldwin's ordec
both on sea and land.