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BOCK ISIiA2TD, rLIi., TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 1903
PEICE TWO CENTS,
A RECORD BREAKER
CORRY IS CHOSEN
AN AWFUL PLUNGE
Plans of Iowa Republicans as to
vention. New Head of the United States
Andrew Diggs, Colored, is Dis
posed of by a Mob in
Elevator Cage vith Twenty-Three
Persons on Board Shoots
Down Forty-Five Feet.
United States Squadron
is Ready to
JACKIES WIN RACES
Farewell Speeches in
Kiel, June 30 The United States
squadron sailed Ht 6 p. m. today from
Kiel, all the German ships saluting
and the Americans replying. The
squadron will arrive at Portsmouth,
Kngland, July 7. , -
Kiel, Prussia, June 30. The rnltcd
States nien-of-warsnien won a first, a
second and a third in the races here,
"against the boats of the German fleet.
The United Statesans had four boats
entered in three events, while the Ger
mans had thirty-seven, and the Unit
ed States crews were not familiar with
the course aud had not specially
trained for the occasion. More than
100 sailing launches covered the lower
bay, for besides the boats against
which the United States crews raced,
eighty German boats took part In sev
en other events. The closest contest,
and the one which attracted most at
tention from the Geimans was that
between the large launches. Lieuten
ant Mustin, in the Kearsarge's launch,
led after 'the first quarter of a mile,
and gradually Increased his lead until
near tbe finish he was one-eighth of
a mile ahead of the San Francisco's
Civilian Bnai I a to M Ditto.
Then what was probably a civilian's
yacht which was running obliquely
yelled something unintelligible to
Lieutenant Mustin.and a few moments
later the straogeCs bowsprit ran
through the sail of the Kenrwarg-' ;
launch, tearing away part of it. He
fore the two loats could he disen
tangled the San Francisco's launch
passed, and a hundred yards behind
her the launch of -the Kaiser Wilhehu
der Grosse. Lieutenant Mustin and En
sign Steele both outsailed the' German
boats in turning the mark buoys, gain
ing several seconds on each turn. The
German crews cheered the United
States winners heartily.'
Jft Too Many, "Your Majoaty.
. The emperor presented the prizes to
the winners at the yacht club in the
shape of personal gifts to the officers
commanding the launches. Ensign
Steele received a Ilver cup. "I hope
you will drink many a bumper out of
it," said Emperor "William handing it
tom. Lieutenant Mustin and Mid
shipman Rowan, who sailed the Chica
. go's small cutter, received silver ci
garette boxes. The Yankee winners
were the cruiser Chicago'9" sailing cut
ter, entered by Midshipman Stephen C.
Rowan, and the sailing launch of the
United States cruiser San Francisco,
entered by Ensign George W. Steele,
Jr. At a reception on board the Kear
sarge Prince Henry's wife danced with
Lieutenant Charles L. Ilussey, of the
BIDS FAREWELL TO THE RAISER
Ioei Admiral Cotton Friendly Speochaa
Exchanged Ships Departing.
In bidding Emperor William fare
well on board the Hohenzollern Rear
Admiral Cotton, on bebalf of the cap
tains and officers of bis squadron, said
they would carry away with them never-to-be-forgotten
memories of the
hospitality and courtesy that had been
showed them during their stay here.
The emperor replied that the visit had
been charming to him personally, and
he hoped it would be enduring In its
Impress on the friendship between the
Admiral Cotton and the captains of
the United States warships at' night
attended a dinner given by the yacht
club in honor of the emperor, and sat
with his majesty and United States
Ambassador T,ower in the garden for
an hour witnessing a display of rockets
by the combined fleets and the playing
of the vessel's searchlights. -
The emperor left on board tfie Me
teor at 7 a. m. today for a long sail
to Eckernfoerde. The Hohenzollern
left Kiel at 9:30 a. m. flying the em
peror's flag, which -was . saluted as
though the emperor were aboard. The
United States squadron will leave at
7 p. m. today. . , . '
The jackies of the Kearsarge gave a
minstrel show and boxing exhibition.
. Twenty men and four officers from
each of the German ships were pres
ent. It was the first time that many
of the German sailors bad seen boxing.
Poaalble Fat of Oom Paul's Howe.
It is announced from Pretoria that
ex-Fresident Kruger's Ixmse will re
opened sooa as a private hotel. . -
IN THE MATTER OF TIME TAKEN
Everything About the Machine
Ready for Quick
Des Moines, June SO. Predictions
made today were that the republican
state convention, which convenes
here tomorrow, will be the shortest
ever held in the state. It is expected
the convention will adjourn by 4 to
morrow afternoon. A full state tick
et will be nominated. The platform
has evidently been agreed upon in
regard to the tariff. It is known the
words that were must objectionable
in the platform to the stand-patters
will be omitted. The make-up of the
committee on platform has not been
fully determined. The committee
practically will be evenly divided be
tween two factions of the party
which might be termed the tariff re
formers and the stand-patters. Rut
the make-up of the committee will
have but little to do with the plat
form on the tariff as that is in the
hands of Senator Allison by general
consent. Hon. George I). Perkins, of
Sioux City, will be temporary chair
man. The Cummins men are bringing
forward. Hon. X. E. Kendall, of Albia,
for permanent chairman, and he may
The Only Contest.
There is no particular friction be
tween the factions and the only con
test will be on state superintendent
Of public instruction, for which there
are three candidates: the present in
cumbent, Mr. Rarrett, J. F. ttiggs, of
Sigourney, and Adams, of Fayette.
Secretary of Agriculture AYilson, who
is a delegate, arrived this morning.
Secretary Shaw and ex-Speaker Hen
derson will not be present.
THAT MUCH IS SURE
More Evidence oflho Peculiar State
of Affairs in the Post office
Milwaukee, June 30. Evidence
which would tend to show that there
has been somethingwrong in the postal
department at Washington for the
past twelve or fourteen years, partic
ularly in the branch prerided over by
Colonel Maehen, superintendent of free
delivery, who is now under indictment,
has come to light in the Milwaukee
postotlice. Stored away in one corner
of the basement is a big pile of Groff
fasteners that was sent to Milwaukee
for some unknown reason, and without
requisition, nltout fourteen years ago.
There are two and one-quarter tons
of the fasteners in the basement of
the federal building, which will prob
ably never be used unless they are
shipped to Washington. None of them
has been used since the day they were
received. They came during the early
years of the late Postmaster George
W. Porth's term of office. Xo one or
dered them so far as it has been possi
ble to ascertain. There vras no use for
WHILE IN MIDLAKE
Seems to Have Fallen Overboard
While Trying to Keep
St. Joseph, Mich., June 30. Another
mysterious disappearance has been
added to the list credited to Lake
Michigan steamers. Arthur Kesler, a
member of an excursion party aboard
the steamer Soo City, disappeared In
midlake during a run from Kenosha
to St. Joseph.
Kesler left St. Joseph with the party
Saturday night, and with 800 others of
the order of Maccabees seemed to en
Joy his lake trip. Early in the morn
ing Kesler's hat was found on the hur
ricane deck of the Soo City. The man
is believed to have fallen overboard
while walking to keep awake.
ST0EJES THE CAUSE
OF BREAK IN COTTON
Xew York, June 30. Cotton broke
38 points thjs morning, . on
stories circulated that there were in
ternal dissensions in the pool ranks.
After the first rush for liquidation
there was a partial rally, but the mar
ket was very nervous.
SERVIAN CONGRESS SPECIAL .
HAS BEEN DISSOLVED
Belgrade, June 30. At a meeting of
the skupsbtina today Premier Avaku
movics read a ukase closing the ses
sioh specially summoned by the pro
visional government June 11.
TITLE IS ASSISTANT PRESIDENT
But Duties are Those Actively Be
longing to the Presi
dent. Xew York, June 30. AlHan Corry,
of Pittsburg, president of the Carne
gie Steel company, was today made
assistant president of the United
States Steel corporation.
Is Really President.
An olficial statement says Corry is
"to perforin the active duties of the
REVERSE WAS TRUE
AS TO REVERSE
British Did Slaughtering in Abys
sinia Instead of Being
London, June 30. The war ofiice
received a dispatch from Col. lloch
fort, a British otlicer serving with the
Abyssinian forces in Somuliland,
Which says the Abyssinians May 31,
after a scries of forced marches,
struck the Mad Mullah's forces near
Jeyd, surprising them at dawn and
killing 10,000 spearmen and captur
ing almost all their cattle and sheep.
THE ANNUAL SCARE
AS TO BROOM CORN
Prices Go to $100 a Ton and Will
Probably Advance Still
Charleston. 111., June 30. Broom
corn has jumped 'roni .ST to $1h) a
ton. Flood V Co., of Louisville, paying
that pi ice for tifty-five tons of choice
brush. A rise In price lias been expect
ed for the past month, but it was not
known what tun the market would
take until the bulk of the crop was
planted. The acreage is estimated at
one-third Ions than last year, and. as
nearly every factory is reported as
having a short supply. It is believed
that the price will not stop at $100.
The only broom -orn now in the
hands of the growers is held by fann
ers in this immediate vicinity, and
those who had the nerve to hold their
crops and plant again in the face of a
late season and low prices are very
much elated over the prospects of high
prices. One hundred and fifty dollars
a ton Is freely predicted.
KILLS SON IN DEFENSE:
ALLOWED TO GO FREE
Richmond. Ind., June 30. Rernard
Quinn, aged 74 years, stabbed and
killed his son, James M., aged 35, last
night. The son had been drinking and
attacked his father, who used a small
pocket knife in defending himself. He
was not arrested.
OF TEXAS ASSASSINATED
Austin, Texas, June 30. State Comp
troller R. M. Love was assassinated in
his office in the state capitol this
morning by W. G. Hill, a discharged
employe of the office, who immediae
lv committed suicide.
Possible Hurle.l Alive Years Ago.
St. Johns, Mich., June 30. Mrs. Lucy
Culver, of Bath township, burled fifty
seven years ago, Is now believed to
have been buried alive.. Parties from
near Owosso, who refused to give their
names, but claiming relationship to
Mrs. Culver, got a removal permit and
exhumed the remains from an isolated
grave near the Centre school house, a ml
reburied in Rose cemetery. The skele
ton was found face downward.
I'ayne Going to the Catakllla.
Washington, June 30. .Postmas
ter General l'ayne was at the depart
ment, but under the orders of his phy
sician remained only a short time. Ac
companied by Mrs. Payne he will leave
here next Friday for the Catskills. to
be the guests of Roswell Miller, of
Xew York, formerly president of the
Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul rail
road. Payne will remain over - the
Fourth of July, and expects to return
to his desk early next week.
Soak for the President.
Oyster Bay, X. Y., June 30. Xot
daunted by the drenching rain Presi
dent Roosevelt, accompanied by two
of his sons and some members of the
J. West Roosevelt family, went for a
long horseback ride. They were soared
thoroughly, but had an enjoyable out
ing. Belief Fund for Flood Victims.
' Kansas City, June 30. -The general
relief cordmittee of Kansas City has
received $116,000, the Kansas City,
Kan., committee, $75,0CD; the Lumber
men's association, $30,000. Contribu
tions have almost ceased to come la.
Mrs. F. F. Adams, Jr.,
is Relieved of $18,-500.
WHILE ON A TRAIN
Attacked in the Toilet
Room of the
Milwaukee, Wis., June 30. Mrs. F.
F. Adams, Jr., wife of the vice presi
dent of the Adams Tobacco company,
reported to the police today that she
had been robbed of $18,500 while on a
train enroute to this city from Chi
cago last night.
Attacked In tli Car.
Mrs. Adams states that she went in
to the toilet room of the car when
another woman entered and struck
her over the head with a blunt instru
ment, rendering her unconscious.
Crazy Pennsylvania Far
mer Tries to Butch
AND ENDS HIMSELF
Jealousy Leads to In
stances of Self De
struction. Altoonn, Pa., June 3;. John Ciaar,
an ag;nl fanner residing near Raker's
Summit, Red ford county, while tem
porarily insane attacked his wife with
a butcher knife while she was in bed.
lie stabbed her four times, inflicting
fatal Injuries, lie then attacked his
sou Justin with an a. but the son
overpowered him after a struggle and
took the weapon from him.
The son ran from the house and in
formed neighbors, and upon the party
returning they found the aged farm
er had hanged himself to a tree nar
the house. He was dead when cut
down. Mrs. Ciaar is 72 years of age.
Jealous Man's Rash Ieed.
Vincennes. Ind., June 30. Recnuse
of jealousy William Miley, a farmer
at Iona, attempted suicide by shoot
ing himself.' Three doctor worked all
the afternoon to save his life, but they
declare lie will probably die. Miley
and his wife attended a dance at the
home of Charles tJibbs and it is said
Mrs. Miley paid considerable attention
to two other men. which caused Miley
much anxiety, and he protested against
her dancing with other men. She chid
ed her husband and told him she would
dance with whomever she pleased.
This so enraged MJVy that he de
clared he would whip thV whole crowd.
He started to execute ihe threat, but
was , knocked put in the tirst round.
This stopped the dance ami Miley and
his wife went home. The couple quar.
reled next morning and Miley picked
up his shotgun, went to the barn,
turned the muzzle against his breast,
pulled the trigger, the shot taking ef
fect In his left shoulder and tearing
It almost to pieces. Refore any one
could get to him he firM another shot
into his left side, Inflicting a danger
ous wound. . i
Had KTerythlnc' Heady.
South Rend. Ind., Jiue 30. On ac
count of failure to effect a reconcilia
tion with his wife, from whom he sep
arated two years ago, Adolph K. Wuth
went to his home and .Jrew a revolver,
which he tired at her ;hit blank. Mrs.
Wuth escaped unhnrt by crawling
over a fence to a neighbor porch beg
ging for assistance. r '
Wuth went into the rear yard and
shot himself througlf the heart. He
had made all preparations, having had
his grave dug and placing his picture
therein. A policy for $1,000 was as
signed to friend to cover funeral ex
penses and for caring for his grave.
NEARLY ALL AfiE SEVERELY HURT
Two Probably Receiving Their Death
Wounds Case Where Inspec
tion Proved Futile.
Pittsburg, June 30. The breaking of
a shaft on the first floor of the II.
J. Ilciuz company's plant In Allegheny
released the ropes supporting a large
freight elevator on which twenty-three
persons were crowded. The cage fell
from the fifth floor into the cellar, a
distance of forty-live feet, and every
one on the elevator was injured. It is
thought that at least two will die.
Names of the Persons Hurt.
The list of -injured is as follows:
John Churney Allegheny, both legs
broken, will likely die; Mrs. Edward
Holiuan, Mount Hope. X. J., injury
to spine, probably die; Joseph Weber,
Allegheny, lth legs broken, condition
serious; O. P. Thomason, Allegheny,
leg crushed; Mrs. C. R. Sammons,
Pittsburg, spine injured; Imogene Rcd
mun, Paris, Ky., ankle sprained and
spine injured; H. A. Morrison. Hazel
wood, compound fracture of leg;
Mrs. A. Iotlva. Allegheny, con
cussion of spine; William Kon
cana. Cleveland, O., injury to
C. I Iowa k, Cleveland. O., injury to
spine; Mrs. A. Yodraskn. Allegheny,
cut by flying glass; Charles Spurney,
Cleveland, body badly bruised; John
Kotsybar. Cleveland, concussion of
spine; Mrs. (Jeorge Sherlock. Hazel
wood, compound fracture left leg; Mrs.
William Mitchell. Haztlwood. leg frac
tured in two places: Mrs.Yictor Pailey.
Ilazelwood. leg fractured: Mrs. K. W.
Thprton. Hazelwood, compound frac
ture of leg.
Came Near Ilelng- Sttll Wone.
Au examination of the shaft and
machinery showed that those injured
narrowly escaped instant death, as the
7."0-pounds weight at the side of the
shaft shot to the roof of the build
ing, ripped through the timle-is at the
top, and fell half its length through
the ceiling over the sixth floor. Had
the timlM'rs been a little less stout
the huge weight would have fallen
nearly sixty feet upon the mass of in
Jnred people huddled in a heap on the
floor of the demolished elevator.
The screams of the injured and the
crash of the cage as it struck the bot
tom of the shaft brought hundreds of
workmen and women to the rescue.
In a statement given out by the offi
cials of the plant it was stated that
the elevator was thoroughly over
hauled and a new drum placed in po
sition alwmt two years ago, ami that it
had always been inspected dally by
she man in charge of the machinery,
once a week by the oiler and once a
month by the millwrights. The break
occurred in a place impossible to be de
tected by the Inspectors, as it was in
side the large drum.
PREVENTS A FIRE
Strange Series of Premonitions
Avert Disaster at Milwau
kee. Milwaukee, iune .TO. A strange se
ries of premonitions prevented a big
lire. Max Hoffman, a spiritalist, was
awakened from his sleep by a warn
ing wh-ch he claims was given l-'m
from the other world. He went to the
Rostou store, which was partly de
stroyed on Friday, and saw smoke
coming from an upper window.
At the same time the night clerk
at the Davidson hotel, which also suf
fered on Friday, had r premonition
that another 11. e threatened and sent
a porter to investigate the upper floors
of the hotel. Then he saw flames Id
the tore building and telephoned the
alarm. Watchman had been in the
part of the store where fire was dis
covered five minutes before the alarm
was given and savr nothing wrong.
AN ULTIMATUM .
AS TO STRIKERS
Big Contracting Firm Ordered
to Dismiss Sub-Contractors.
. JN'ew York, June ".0. Officers of the
George A. Fuller Construction win
pauy, have been served with an ultima
hum by the United Board of Ruilding
Tiades. ' It says that m.lcss they dis
miss all sub-contractors engaged in
work for them who are members of
the Employers association and carry
out the contracts themselves their
workmen will not be allowed to resume
This in spite of an arbitration agree
ment signed by the construction com
pany and the unions which embra-e
20,000 men employed by it in the erec
tion of mauy large buildings in this
-fty. . . .
SHERIFF SHOT DOWN IN MELEE
For Resisting the Attack on the
Jail Keys Taken From
Scottsboro, Ala., June 30. A mob
of ."0 marched from Larkinviile .last
night and took Andrew Diggs, color
ed, from the jail there, thence to the
woods to be lynched. Diggs was ar
rested for assaulting Alma Smith,
white, at Larkinviile, last Sunday.
SherlflT is Shot Down.
Sheriff Austin resisted the mob until
he was shot down and the keys were
taken from him.
A LITTLE INCIDENT
AS TO WHITECAPPING
Victim Goes to the House of a Rela
tive and Invites Him to
Columbus, Ind., June .'50. William
Harden, who lives one mile south of
Nashville, Rrown county, was taken
out of his home at a. m. by live
men and badly beaten up. Two of them
beat him over the head with revolvers,
but did not knock him unconscious.
His wife then went to his assistance,
and in the scuttle which followed her
arm was badly bruised. Haiden claims
to know three of the tive men.
Immediately after fie whitecapping
he went to the home of a relative
whom he thinks was implicated in the
affair. He tried to persuade this rela
tive to come out and have the matter
out, but the relative refused. Harden
then returned home. It is said that he
was whitecapped on thealleged ground
that he would not work, but fiom what
the Indianapolis Star correspondent
was able to learn he is a poor, hard
working man, with a wife and four
ARRESTS THAT WERE
Man and Wife Charged With Mis
demeanor of Which They Were
Alpenn.Mich.. June o0. Mr. and Mrs.
G. R. Wilson were arrested in Ray City
at the request of the Alpena police. Wil
son h:id been canvassing for looks for
the past two weeks and the pair board
ed in the (Jlobe hotel. Wilson ask-d
the proprietor to cash a check for
$riO.40 on the Albany Trust company,
but was refused. Then he said he
would get it cashed next morning. In
stead lie went south.
Mrs. Wilson presented the check to
the hotel man after banking hours,
saying that a business man had pro
nounced it good, aud she succeeded in
getting $.'10.40 on it.. She took the even
ing train at the suburban crossing, but
before she reached Ray City it was
charged that the check was worthless.
Not until after the arrests were made
did the police learn by telegraphing
Albany that the check was perfectly
YACHTS ARE AGAIN OFF
FOR THE TRIAL CUP
Rateman's Point, June 30. The sec
ond of the present series of races of
the cup yachts started at 11:45 today
in a seven or eight knot breeze. The
course was the same as yesterday, a
beat to windward 15 miles and a run
to the iinish line, 30 miles in all.
Although the Columbia had the bet
ter of the start, the Reliance over
hauled and passed her within the tirst
half hour's sailing. The Constitution
went over the line fully a minute and
a half behind the Reliance. The
breeze strengthened and the Reliance
crossed the finish line more than a
mile ahead of the other boats, the
Constitution beating the Columbia
out by a few seconds.
SHIPBUILDING COMPANY IS
Newark, N. J., June 30. Judge Kirk
patrick today announced that he had
decided the United States Shipbuild
ing company insolvent and would ap
point receivers. He gave the counsel
until tomorrow morning to agree up
on suitable persons.
Had III by Ilia Dog Death.
St. Joseph. Mich.. June .10. The
death of his pet dog is given as ihe
cause of little Fred Rard's serious ill
ness. He Is now quartered in Mercy
hospital. The loy, who is of a sensi
tive nature, was greatly shocked when
his pet shepherd dog was run over by
a stret car and had to be shot. His
mind has been wandering ever since
and he has been unable to sleep.
In Regard to That Amer
ican Petition as to
HAS HEARD NOTHING
But Will Know What to
Do if Anything
St. Petersburg. June 30. The fol
lowing semi-official statement was is
sued today: "There have been no ne
gotiations between Russia and the
I'nited States in regard to President
Roosevelt's intention to forward to
the Russian government the petition
from the American Jews concerning
the events at Kishineff.
Will Know What to Do.
"Anil no communication has been
made to Russia by the United State
government on this subject; but had
such been received Russia would nat
urally have known what to reply t
such an attempt at interference in
her internal affairs."
The foregoing note is issued by ifc
semi-official news aurencv.
KOO.VI FOR JEWS
In KuHsIa Since a "Temporary" Hernia
tion lias Keen Put Out of Action.
St. Petersburg. June :,(). The amei;C
ment to the "temporary regulations of
May 15. permitting Jews to re
side and to acquire real estate in 101
additional towns within the pale of
Jewish settlement, is thus explained by
the Jewish journal Voskhad: "The
temiKKary regulations, which have
been in force during the last twenty
one years, were hastily Issued and were
not brought into conformity with oth
er laws. Their enforcement caused
nearly all the Jews living in the rural
districts, amounting to about 20 per
cent, of the Jewish population, in 18fS2,
to be driven into the towns and cities.
The pale of the Jewish settlement, pre
viously embracing fifteen provinces,
suddenly shrunk to a limited number
Ktajr Appea'i to the Snat-
"The senate was quickly over
whelmed with appeals against the il
legal enforcement of the regulations,
and in 1SM4 wa.s "petitioned, though
vainly, for their repeal. The number
of towns oieii to Jewr has continued
constantly to diminish and the Jews,
more and more cooped up, have been
driven hard for a subsistence. As a
result the towns with Jewish popula
tions have been officially pronounced
hieeding places for physical and
psychical diseases. The ministry of
the Interior, in view of the dangers
from this hungry proletariat, has de
cided to open 101 new places to Jew
How tlie .lew. Were Squeezed.
"In the list are many former Jewish
colonies which had been within recent
years transformed legally Into villages
and thus withdrawn from the category
or permissible places of abode for
Jews. In the provinces of Chernigov,
Kkaterinoslav. and Poltava the author
ities have broken up Jewish colonies
which had existed from time imme
morial. Among many expedients for
driving out Jewish settlers under the
'temporary regulations' one of tho
most successful was to demand writ
ten charters from the towns. Those
which could not produce a charterwere
at once pronounced villages. In thisj
wev all the towns in Poltava were
wiped out of legal existence in 189r,
and all the towns of Chernigov suf
fered the same fate in 1S00.
"Temporary Regulation." Defined.
"In other cases old towns decayed
or shifted toward newly built rail
roads.. The Jews were, however, not
allowed either in the new towns that
grew up in their place, or, in spite of
repeated decisions of the senate, in the
new streets of old towns. The "tem
porary regulations," it may be briefly
stated, "forbid Jews to move into cities
and towns where they had not been
living when the regulations were is
sued, to remove froui one hamlet to
another or to acquire or rent land."
IN WYOMING MINE
Report of Loss of Two Hundred
LJves in an Implo
sion. Kvanston, Wyo., June 30. Report
has just reached here that 200 men
were killed' and injured in an explos
ion today in the coal mines at llanna,
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