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VOIi. Iill. NO. 278.
hock: isiiAinv XLii., Saturday, September 12, 1903-twelve pages.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
GIVES CAKE OF
SOAP WITH MEALS
THAT JURY REPORT
IS SMALL MATTER THOUSANDS) ARE
Pootoffice Department Seems a
Request of Russia for Postpone
ment of Evacuation of
Indiana Restaurant Man Profits by
a Novel Exped
ient. Bonanza for Grand Jury
Humor of Wholesale Massacre of
ARRAY IS M
MEED OF H
Wrought Up Over Rul
ing of Board of
PRESS IS VIOLENT
Statement Made That
Decision Will Not be
Willenvstad, Curacoa, Sept. 12.
The decisions iu tlio cases of the big
claims against Venezuela presented to
the mixed tribunals began to bo if n
Uered Thursday. The Dutch and Bel
gian arbitrators and the Venezuelan
umpire delivered judgment condemn
ing Venezuela to pay the Belgian com
pany owning the Caracas waterworks
$2.noo.ooo. Notwithstanding the fact
that the meeting of the tribunal was
declared to be secret the Venezuelan
government immediately divulged its
decision everywhere, and also started
the semi-official pre complaining
against Dr. Til., the I Hitch arbitrator,
who is a former president .of the high
court of the Dutch West Indies, and
the other arbitrators, who are charac
terized as robbers worthy of hanging.
Ererybody Invited to B-e-w-a-r-e.
The violeuee of the press is with
out precedent, going so far as to say
the government will not a-copt the
judgment. The newspaier Iregonero,
in a strongly worded article, says: '"We
are Venezuelans. We will not accept
these imiKsitions. The decisions of the
arbitrators are a joke. Do these old
gentlemen suppose that Venezuela is a
country of savages in, which they can
slash right and left? It Is necossary
that they sliould know that they have
a iM'ople before them and General Cas
tro, the head of the executive iwer,
who will not accept such treatment.
Know this, umpirts and commission
ers, and the sooner you know it the
better it will be for you. You believe
we are lambs, not having seen our
chfws. We are tigers and lions. There
Charges Uncle Sam -with Hypocrisy.
El Combate says: "How long will
those humiliations last? Down with
the foreign extortioners, and let us
hold up high and tirm our national
dignity and integrity. Long live Vene
zuela.' La Religion, a Roman Catho
lic organ, acccuset the United States
of hypocritical diplomacy.
OBJECTED TO CKOWD OF
SPECTATOES AT WEDDING
Logansirt, Inil.. Sept. 12. "I will
not stand for this big crowd of spec
tators," si'i Miss Lulu Iteebe, of Wal
ton, this county, as she walked into
the county clerk's office leaning on the
arm of., her sweetheart, Adelbprt C.
Kraimiicr, of Menominee, Wis. Miss
Boebe wore a neat traveling suit, but
slw had brought her wedding trous
seau in a grip.
Judge I,uiry"s library was temporari
ly converted into a dressing room, and
when Miss Heche appeared to assume
the marital vows she made a decided
ly line appearance. Again she object
ed to the onlookers, and for a time it
was thought the wedding would have
to be postponed. Her friends urged
her to iay no attention to the crowd,
Hii l she finally consented and the cere
mony was performed.
AURORA GIRL TRIES TO
KILL LOVER, THEN SUICIDES
Aurora, HI., Sept. 12. Delia Wal
ton, a young woman of this place, at
tempted to kill her lover, Erne.st Ber
ry, and then tired a bullet through her
own brain, dying instantly. The girl
had for . some time insisted that I5er
ry marry her, and he had refused.
Finally sbe took out a warrant for
his arrest, and the officer was on his
way to serve it when she met Berry
on tt. street. She fired at him while
standing only a few feet away, but
the bullet passed through his hat with
out touching him. Thinking that she
had killed Berry, she then shot her
self. TOUR PERSONS DROWNED
AT LITTLE ROCK, IOWA
Sioux City, Iowa, Sept. 12. Mrs. D.
W. Kemper, her two children and an
unknown' woman were drowned at
Little Bock, Iowa, last night.
2IISHAP ATTENDS THE
LAUNCHING OF MARYLAND
. Newport News, Va., Sept. 12. The
armored cruiser Maryland was
launched today after a slight mishap
which caused the vessel to sink into
the mud as it slid down the ways.
Logansport, Ind., Sept. 12. Since
the trading stamp companies h ive been
driven from this city by the merchants
refusing to handle them, a number of
business men have resorted to giv
ing odd prizes to attract trade. The
proprietor of one of the restaurants
has announced that he will give a
cake of soap with each meal. 1
Near the entrance is a showcase
filled with toilet soap, and as th? cus
tomer leaves the restaurant after pay
ing the amount indicated on his check,
a young woman smilingly requests the
customer to select a cake of soap from
the many kinds displayed, and with a
"rail again, please," she hands him the
bar of soap and bows him out the
door. The proprietor says his business
has doubled in the past week and that
he is unable to get sufficient help to
wait on his table.
AFTER BEING FREED
Case of Irish, Fugitive Wanted by
the English Author
ities. Indianapolis, Sept. 12. Judge Fran
cis E. Baker, of the United Statescircult
coult, has sustained till? petition for a
writ of habeas corpus tiled by the at
torneys for James Lynch 1mm, the
Irish fugitive arrested here. The court
granted the petition on the ground that
United States Marshal Bettit cannot
make ait arrest here on a warrant is
sued iu New York.
He said the prisoner had a right to
he tried where captured. This decision
would free Lynchehaun, but Charles
Fox. the British legal representative at
New York, made application in court
to have Lynchehaun rearrested on a
warrant sworn out in Indiananolis in
order that the proceedings may go rs
LICENSE TO HUNT NOT
NEEDED IN HIS CASE
Chicago, Kept. 12. A timid, embar-
rassod-look'ng man, with a llowcr in
his buttonhole and a look of unutter
able d?votion upon his face entered
the olliee oSflie county clerk. He stood
hesitatingly in the crowd for a tew
moments, and then, hearing some
body say "iJet licenses over at this
window," he fell in line and folio .ved
a procession towards a window where
Clerk Anderson sat making out pa
pers entitling the buyers thereof to
hunt game 'within the confines of Il
linois. Solemnly the stranger came to
the window; nervously he gave liis
name, addres aifcl age, and rumbling
he handed ovr his money.
"Expect to catch something big?"
asked the clerk.
"Oh, I've caught it already,' said
the embarrassed one.
The clerk turned to the most man,
but the stranger hesitated. He looked
at . the game license in his hand, and
seemed perplexed. "Oh, I say," he
exclaimed, "don't you want the girl's
name, too?" Then the clerk et the
candidate for matrimony on the prop
Veteran Shoot at His Wife.
Iafayette. Ind., Sept. 12. Kobert II.
Layton. a veteran of the civil war, tired
two shots at his wife in the corridor
of the Fust National bank. Both went
wild. Mrs. Layton, in company with
ex-Marshal. Downs, of Battle Ground,
was on the way to an attorney's office
to apply for a divorce. Mrs. Layton
refused to live with Layton on Ids re
turn from California recently. Layton
was placed under arrest.
Mosey That Can't Be Recovered.
Des Moines. Ia.. Sept. 12. The sum
of $22,.iO was collected from insur
ance companies, doing btsinesj in
Iowa during the administration of this
department by F. F. Merriam, who
was auditor of state up to the begin
ning of this year. None of this money
ever was paid into the state treas
ury and none of it can le recovered.
Tills is In substance the report of the
investigation which has just been com
pleted by B. F. Carroll, the present
auditor, acting under direction of the
lows Man Gets Rich In Korea.
Des Moines, la., Sept. 12. Michael
O'Conner has Just returned from Ko
rea, where lie said he saw Leigh Hunt,
formerly a teacher here and later pres
ident of the state agricultural college.
He said "Hunt Is a multi-millionaire,
Id wealth being estimated anywhere
from $75,000,000 to $100,000,000. His
concessions in Korea and eastern
China are said to be princely. Hunt
Is now engaged In vast Irrigation
schemes In Korea."
They Are Safe In the Pen.
Chester, III.; Sept. 12. Sheriff Wbit
Jock, of Danville, and his five deputies
haev safely lodged in the penitentiary
the eleven prisoners sent from that
city for participating in the raid on
the jail there . .
MACHEN IS IN THE DEAL AGAIN
Also Beavers, and " Easy " Shekels
Were Abundant Charges in
the Latest Indictuieiitc.
Washington, Sept 12. The long ex
pected indictments in the post office
scandal case have at last been an
nounced with the mimes of those in
dicted. There wer. unors that some
"big fish" had been caught in the
grand jury net, but these rumors are
not verified, those indicted being Geo.
W. Beavers ami August W. Machen,
who are already under a cloud in this
GEORGE W. BEAVERS.
matter, and these four now ones:
James W. Erwin, ex-postoftice inspec
tor, San Francisco; George II. Hunting
ton and iRaac S. McGichan, of the Co
lumbia Suply company, of Ni w York,
and Eugene D. Scheble, Toledo, O.. of
the firm of Maybury & Ellis, of De
troit, Mich., letter box manufacturers.
Where nearer and Machen Come In.
The official statement regarding the
Indictments says: "The indictment
against Beavers, Macjien and Erwin
ajloges In substance that the Postal
Device and Improvement company, of
San Francisco, formerly the Montague
Indicator and Letter Box company, by
resolution of Oct. d, li'lK), set aside L
OOO shares of its stock to be used iu
any legitimate way it.s preside tn might
think proper in forwardiug the inter
ests of the company. Armed with this
authority the president, Daniel S. Rich
ardson, accompanied by Erwin, came
to Washington. Erwin was then a
postoffice iusixH-tor, and the company
was composed almost entirely of post
office employes in the west.
Dearer, Machen and Heath Been.
"Erwin introduced Richardson to all
the postoffice officials at Washington,
and Beavers, Machen. Heath and others-examined
the device." As a result
an order for equipping 2,089 letter
boxes -with the device was secured.
About this time, on a suggestion from
Beavers concurred in by Machen, the
name of the company was changed,
and it was arranged that all postoffice
officials should disappear from its
management," Beavers and Machen
became the owners of blocks of the
stock, both under assumed names.
Made It Easy for the Company.'
"The company was then systematic
ally relieved of its obligations in the
way of paying freight, crating, paint
ing and printing cards for the devices
it was furnishing. Out of.l.lKK) shares
of stock set aside as above mentioned
most all of it went to different postof
fice officials. The president of the com
pany afterwards came to Washington
again wit'h the request that an in
crease be made in the compensation
the company;, was receiving for its de
vice. This request was granted.
WAS EASY MONEY FOR MACHEN
Mayor of Detroit a Member of One of the
"The indictment against McGichan,
Huntington aud Machen alleges that
McGichan was tine person interested
in the profits from certain contracts
from the United States for furnishing
package boxes from July 1. lSu.'J, to
June 1, 1V.)7; that in pursuance of a
scheme to defraud the United States
Machen recommended to his superiors
that the compensation of the con
tractor be increased in payment for
attaching a different support to the
boxes, which raised them higher from
the ground. This scheme was put
through, and afterward, when Hunt
ington became interested In the con
tracts with McGiehau, they continued
to receive the extra comiK'iisation. The
indictment details the payment to
Machen of $1,175 in less than a year.
"The indictment against McGichan
and Huntington for bribery alleges
that Machen procured the payment of
$1.25 on each of the package 1hxc,
additional to the contractor, for the
device which lifted them higher from
the ground, when the sum paid for
that attachment should not have ex
ceeded 75 cents. McGiehan agreed to
pay Machen 50 cents from each $1.23
with the concurrence of Huntington,
who wat. then interested in the con
tracts with; McGichan,. as ;tbe. Colum-
Iowa Officer Ordered to
NEW STATIONS OPENED
Soldiers Wanted for In
fantry in Tropical
Des Moines, Sept. 12. Capt. F. II.
Ely, in charge of the local recruiting
station, has been instructed by the
war department to recruit men as
rapidly as possible for immediate
It is stated there is the greatest
need of men in the infantry service in
the tropics, and the need of prompt
action is imperative.
Many Stations Opened.
Upon the strength of this order re
cruiting stations were immediately es
tablished at Fort Dodge. Burlington,
Le Mars, Ottumwa and Sioux City.
After these towns lave been thor
oughly searched for recruits stations
will be opened in all Iowa towns hav
ing a population of G.OOO or over.
NEW YORK WINS
Eastern Teams Cariy Away Dulk
of Prizes at Ml
Milwaukee. Sept. 12. The New
York Athletic club carried on the hon
ors in the great national championship
senior events of the Amateur Athletic
union at State Fair 'mark, winning a
total of ."t points, "ay'uinst IMi for the
Milwaukee Athletic club, which was
It.-i nearest conqn-titor. The First Regi
ment Ath'. tic association, Chicago, tin
is'ud third, with 2! inputs.
The Montreal Amateur Athletic as
sociation, with but three representa
tives, has lo points to its credit and
the University of Chicago is next in
line with S) points. Greater New York
Irish Atht'.'tlc association and the Cen
tral Y. M. C. A., each took 15 jiolnts.
As predicted, the struggle was be
tween the east and west, and the cast
bia Supply company, for his own per
"The indictment against ScheMeand
Machen alleges that Ifugene D. Sche
ble. of Toledo, O.. bi -a me interested
with the nrm of MayLury & Ellis, of
Detroit, of which town Maybury is
the mayor, in teeuring contracts with
the United States for furnishing let
ter l)oxes; that in pursuance of their
scheme to defraud the government
Machen induced the department to or
der large qnantitiia of letter boxes for
the rural free delivery service quan
tities far Ini excess of what was need
ed or what could 1 used; and that
Machen. in 'his uclal capacity, ap
proved the bills for .hi same. Maybury
& Ellis paid Scheble to the extent of
his interest in the company, and he
in turn paid large sums to Machen.
The indktment is in seventeen counts,
and ehnrg s the payment by Scheble
to Machen oT $5,447 at different times
between Sept. 21, 1900. and June 10,
STATEMENT BY MA YOB MAYBCIIY
lie Bar There Was Nothing Underhanded
la ills Government Dealing.
Detroit, Sept. 12. Mayor William C.
Maybury, when interviewed in refer
ence to the indictment of Dr. Eugeife
D. Scheble, of Toledo. O., formerly in
terested in the firm of Maybury & El
lis, letter box manufacturers, said:
'"Our business relations with Mr.
Scutble ceased two ''years ago, when
he was given the contract for furnish
ing the government with mail boxes of
his ow-: design. Before that time Mr.
Scheble was interested with us, and
for a period of one year, beginning
eix years ago, we manufactured a box
which he originated and which was ac
cepted by the government.
"Finally the postoffice department
went back to the boxes which were
formerly in use, and two years ago,
when Mr. Scheble secured the contract,
our relations with hini terminated.
There was nothing underhanded in cur
dealings with the" government in the
matter cf mail boxes, and the fact
that Mr. Scheble wa once associated
with us has nothing to do with hH
present position, nor are there any
grounds upon which the postoffice de
partment could connect us with the
GECEETAEY HAY NOT CONOEEITCID
Receives Word Through Minister
Conger at Snmmer
Washington, Sept. 12. Russia has
requested permission of China to post
pone the evacuation of one of the
frontier provinces of Manchuria sev
eral months after Oct. 8, the date for
the general evacuation of Manchuria.
Minister Conger cables the state de
partment of this fact, and the matter
was referred to Secretary Hay at the
secretary's summer home in New
Hampshire for consideration.
State Department Not Concerned.
The state department apparently is
not concerned over Russia's request,
as it is pointed out that the province
is a small one and the postponement
asked is only for-a short time.
The Washington government lias
received satisfactory assurances from
St. Petersburg authorities that the
general evacuation will occur Oct. S.
If for some reason purely local to the
province in question Russia should re
quest permission to postpone with
drawal of troops from that particular
province for several months, it is said
to be for China to say whether the re
quest will be granted. This request.
in the opinion of the state department
officials, dot's not indicate that Rus
sia intends to break her pledge to the
powers. Secretary Hay will prepare
instructions for Conger upon receipt
f which the latter will advise the
Pekin government of the attitude of
the United States.
OLD SOLDIER DISCHARGED
FROM GOVERNMENT POSITION
Washington, Sept. 12. William 11.
Helnie, a veteran of the civil war. has
been discharged from the position of
quartermaster in the construction
and repair department of the Brook
lyn navy yard. His case has attract
ed wide attention. When in the serv
ice of the construction and repair de
partment he was directed to recom
mend for dismissal several subordi
nates, also war veterans, who had
been declared unfit for 1he duties to
which thev were assigned. With this
purely routine order he refused to
comply. The men were dismissed in
the face f his protest.
Recently an examination was order
ed for the position which Mr. Helme
occupied. , Helme was not debarred
from taking the examination, but he
did not present himself among the
candidates, thinking, it is said, that
he would not receive fair treatment
from the examiners. Henry Brown,
of Boston, now has Mr. Heline's job
and Mr. Helme, having declined a mi
nor post iu the same department, has
a grievance. Also the Grand Army
organization has taken up the case
ind some correspondence, in which
the administration was informed that
the veterans "would be heard from
this fall' if Helme were deprived of
his position, has passed between
Grand Army headquarters of Brook
lyn and the navy department.
(Jeorge Jackson, of the memorial
committee of the Kings county Grand
Army of the Republic post, wrotr to
Acting Secretary Darling, declaring
that the only objection to Helme was
his friendliness to veterans of the civil
war. A report from Naval Construc
tor Capps, of the Brooklyn yard,
showed the number of veterans of the
Grand Army of the Republic employ
ed in the yard to be greater now than
at any time in its history. Acting
Secretary Darling instructed Capjs
to hold the examination as scheduled.
BESSIE ANTHONY AGAIN
WOMEN'S GOLF CHAMPION
Chicago. Sept. 12. Miss I Jessie An
thony won for the fourth time the
title of western woman golf cham
pion by defeating Miss Mabel Biggins
3 up, 4; to play, on the Exmoor links
SCHEBLE, INVOLVED IN
POSTAL FRAUDS, ARRESTED
Washington. Sept. 12. The post-
oflice department has been informed
that Eugene B. Scheble, of Toledo, in
dicted by the federal grand jury for
complicity in postal frauds, was ar
rested at Toledo yesterday. His bail
was iixed at $10,000.
ARRIVES WITH 300 BODIES
New York, Sept. 12. The transport
Kilpatrick with the bodies of o00 Uni
ted States soldiers arriverl from Ma
nila today. This is the largest number
of bodies ever returned from the isl
ands' at one time.
MRS. SHAW AND DAUGHTERS
RETURN FROM EUROPE
-New York, Sept. 12. Mrs. Leslie M.
Shaw, wife of the secretary of the
treasury, and the Misses Shaw, arriv
ed today from- Southampton.
Sofia, Sept. 12. The council of min
isters, it is said, decided to mobilize
the first and second army divisions,
whose headquarters are at Sotia and
Phillipopolis. Alarming rumors are
current of wholesale massacres of
Bulgarians in the vilayet of Monastir.
One report says (30,000 persons were
slaughtered in the district of Lercn
alone, which is purely Bulgarian. Oth
er reports affirm that the Turks burn
ed the christians quarters in the
three towns of Flofl-ina, Okhilda .and
Paris, Sept. 12. The cruiser La-
totiche Treville, dispatched to Turkish
waters without waiting for the other
ships of the French squadron, has
been ordered in readiness to sail for
the Eevant. The Latoiiehe Treville
will probably be followed immediate
ly by the cruiser Duchayla. Their
special points of observation will be
Salonica. Beirut and Smyrna, but they
will not go directly to those places,
but w ill rendezvous at the small Greek
island of Syra, within easy steaming
distance of the disturbed districts.
Admiral Jaureguiberry and flagship
will remain at Toulon ready to rein
force the two cruisers with a large
naval force in case of a more serious
turn of events. t
Don & Co's Weekly Itepoi t is Favor
able in General
N-w York, Sept. 12. R. G. Dun &
Co.'s Weekly R view of Trade says:
Despite the interruption of a holiday
the week has brought increased ac
tivity in many branches of business.
i eni-oiu aging symptom is the de
creased complaint regarding collec
tions, accompanied ly more discount
ing of bills. Weather conditions have
been favorable for retail trade, dis
tribution of merchandise- expanding,
while there are frequent reports of
Jarger jobbing fall business than last
Some caution in selecting goods, ow
ing to high prices, i.- reported at the
west, but this is chiefly confined to
textiles. I.alor disputes decrease, all
but one of the unions having signed
the ngrei incut in the local building
trades. aiAl several other settlements
have been effected through conces-ions
by loth tides. Railway earnings in
August were 5).l per cent, larger than
Jast year, anil 15.4 per cent, greater
than in UK)1.
Failures this week weee 172 in the
United States, against 2C last yea-,
and It) in Canada, compared with 22
a year ago.
IN IOWA OPENED TODAY
Denison, Iowa, Sept. 12. .Terry B.
Sullivan, the democratic candidate for
governor, delivered the first formal
address of the campaign here today
before a large audience. The speech
dwelt upon tlu. tariff and trust ques
tions. Cummins was severely arraign
ed for not standing by his former at
titude. Ferry Heath at Chicago.
Chicago. Sept. 12. En route to
Washington-Perry S. Heath, secretary
of the Republican national committee,
stopix'd a day here to see his broth
er. When he was urged to make a
statement relative to the postoffice
scandals, he said: "There really isn't
a thing to say. I've never rushed into
the newspapers on that matter, and I
really Jiave much better employment
now than devoting my time to denying
the stories "that are publ'ished from
Sam I'arkV Union Soapended.
New York. Sept. 12. President
Frank Buchanan, of the International
Association of Bridge aud Structural
Iron Workers, announces that he has
annulled the charter of local No. 23
of the Ilousesmiths and P.ridgemen's
union, the organization of which Sam
Parks is the virtual head, and has sus
pended the local union.
Wants to Betarn to Detroit.
Vpsihtnti, Mich., Sept. 12. The
quarterly conference of the M. E.
church passed a resolution directing
the pastor aud presiding elder to re
quest the bishop to transfer the Ypsi
lanti charge from the Ann Arbor to
the Detrcit district at the coiuinges
slou of the Detroit conteifnce. Ypsi
kintl had always been in Detroit dis
trict until six years ago.
K fleet of Hlgh-Beelefl Shoes.
Philadelphia, Sept. 12. Because she
insisted on following fashion's dictum
by wearing high heeled snoop; Minnie
Rbomitd, aged 13, is a patient in a
hospital where it may become neces
sary to amputate her foot, wi order to
t-ave her life. The physicians state
that they fear blood poisoning has set
in and amputation will be necessary
to save hxr life.
Gale in Western Part
of Continent Does
ENGLAND IS A LOSER
Lives Taken and Com
London, Sept. 12. While the de
tails of the havoc wrought by the great
storm which raged over the British
isles Thursday are noii-ssaiily incom
plete the reports coining in from alt
parts of the United Khvgdoin show
that the devastation was genual, ami
it is feared that the loss of life i
much greati r than was at first sup
losed. Lloyds already reiort over fifty
serious casualties to shipping. All
torts of v-sels were caught in the
gale and many foundered, several witli
their entire crews. A great number
of minor craft is belii-ved to be lost,
and the bodies washing ashore con
tinue to swell the terrible list of fa
talities. Heavy Loss of farm Property.
The gale sprang up with t-iKlden
fury from the southwest, and the wind
blew with a velocity at time' rt aching
seveiity-t wo miles an hour, and this
continued for sevi-al hours. All the
tast otwns suffered more or less, and
the agricultural sections in the in
terior rejtort incalculable damage ow
ing to the late harvest. The lcautiful
hop gardens of Kent have leen ruined,
and h many places the valleys of the
Thames and the Severn are submerged,
many sheep and cattle lx'ing drowned.
London Parka Devastated.
Ftr some time telegraphic communi
cation was completely stopjved and the.
land lines are still intt rrupted. The
telegraph companies report that th
wires and pole are dowu everywhere
Great numbers of tine trees in Ihe
parks of Loudon and other cities were
tour up by the rents er stripped or
their branches and the list of minor
damage and casualties is amazing. lit
addition to the deaths from drowning,
reports from the inland 'give many fa
talities resulting from various .aueti
Incident to the storm.
Army Corps Tent Blown Away.
The suburbs of the inetnvpolis aro
littered with trees and branches which
have liwii blown down. The tents of
the First armp corps, .which was un
der canvas preparatory to taking part
in the nianoeuvers. were almost all
blown to pieces. It i ivosslble that
the vvliole force may be mulled from
Alderhot. The breakwater of the newi
harltor In course of construction at
Dover has been entirely swept away,
involving a loss of many thousands of
pounds sterling. The channel steam
ers from France arrived late after
jMnMIously riding out the storm for six
or seven hours. Many life boat res
cues were made and several fatalities
and many accidents were recorded.
Hitoo on the French Coast.
Paris, Sept. 12. Reports from
Havre. Chcrltourg and Dieppe show
that the heavy gales along the. coast
caused widespread damage. Casinos
and hundreds of bathing houses at th
summer resorts were swept away. A
whooner in the harlor of Iiavre foun
dered. Telegraphic communication
with roudon and throughout France
LABOR UNION IS SUED
FOR $240,000 DAMAGES
Bridgeport, Conn., Sept. 12. In the
United States district court D. E.
Loewe & Co., of -Banbury, hat manu
facturers, instituted suits ag-iinst the
national otlicers of the American Fed
eration of Labor and the United Hat
ters of North America and against
2.H) members of these organizations.
former employes of the plaintiffs.
The plaintiffs allege that, because
they refused to employ only union la
bor, upem demand of the union in
1901 their goods are boycotted in the
United States and Canada. Damages
of $240,000 are asked for under the
Sherman anti-trust law.
EIGHT INCHES OF SNOW
EUINS GRAIN IN MONTANA
Red Lodge, Mont.. Sept. 12. Eight
inches of snow fell in a wide area of
southern Montana last night. Consid
erable grain is still standing and is
probably ruined. It is reported two
feet of snrtw fell near Pryor moun
tain. British Klng'i Generosity.
King Edward has ordered that alii
the servants at Windsor castle shall!
have a week's holiday every year.i
with full pay.