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TUESDAY. OCTOBER lOr 1000, TEX PAGE'S:
PRICE TWO CEXTS.
PRAISES RUSS SOLDIER
FOR I WjMMM
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Commander of St. Pe
Shooting of Girl
AT WINDOW OF PRISON
Held Up as Example for Army
Testimony of Witnesses
Sr. Petersburg. Oct. 1G. After an in-
vi st '.gar ion of the kili.ng of Malemoi
sI'o Zmcnova, the young medical
student confined in the central deten
tion piison at St. Petei shurg. who was
shot and killed by a .-entry Sent. 10
when .she showed herself at a window
i.vet looking the courtyard, the com
mander of the St. Petersburg garrison.
in :m order of ihe day. has thanked
the soldier who killed trie girl and has
given hint a reward of five dollars.
Ilrlrf t't a ri:initlr.
In addition the soldier, who belongs
to the Semovsky regiment, is upheld
as an example to his comrades of the
i'airhfiil performance of ifti'y.
TpI Iniony V:irieM.
The testimony of a prisoner confined
in the dt tent ion prison and that of the
witnesses iu behalf of the military au
thorities differed considerably. Prison
ers claimed the sentinel fired withoui.
any warring or provocation, while the
sentry said he ordered Mile. Zmonovn
tour times to leave the window, where
she and some companions were taunt
ins: members of the Zmenovsky regi
ment with the part they had taken in
the supppression of the revolt at Mos-J
May loe Si-lmol.
The authorities are threatening io
close the universities of Sr. Petersburg
and Kiev, as well as the University ,f
.Moscow, because of the holding "of rev
olutionary mediums witnin the build
ings and the participation of non-students
in the meetings.
The police at Warsaw today discov
ered headquarters of an elaborate or
ganized band of terrorists and captur
ed 40 members charged with having
committed many murders and robber
ies. Selate ltnih.
At Voronezh the police today seized
z bombs found in the possession or a
peasant belonging; to the village e.f
Prsski. the center of the agrarian dis
orders in that vicinity last summer.
ri'tality done. Whatever sueCessMftt'?
companies of the United States have
achieved has not been especially be
cause they were ably managed, as be
cause they were honestly managed
And they have made a remarkabj
AUTO RUNNING FAST
HITS TROLLEY POLE
Four Injured and Two May Die
Cleveland Chauffeur Blames
Cleveland. Oct. 1(5. An automobile,
while running at a higlurnte of speed
on Detroit avenue, struck a trolley pole
in Lakewood suburb early today am
exploded. The four occupants of the
car were injured, and two may die.
The injured are:' Miss Anna Schmit
tel. Miss Hulda Ackerman. Benjamin
Camra. and George Ilartman.
v The car was of the Limousine type
and valued at $4.2uu. It was owned
by M. J. Mandelbaum, traction owner
and banker. According to Camra. who
was driving the machine, something
went, wrong with the machinery.
New Rate Law Said to Have Bro
ken Up Pact of Elevator
AT CHICAGO INVESTIGATION
Witness CcmpUins That Farmers
Themselves Are Guilty of Discrimination.
PEN PICTURES OF PROMINENT PEOPLE
FAMILIAR FACES AS SEEN INROCK JStANO'S EVERYDAYt-IFE,
Liberal Party Members in Cuba Hold
Big Meeting to Discuss Intervention.
Havana. Oct. 1'!. The liberals held
the greatest political meeting ever wit
nessed in Cuba last nisht. The tenor
of the speeches was that what the
American government had done in
Cuba had no parallel in the world.
Cuba should in every way follow the
example of the United States and thus
reach a position of independence and
prosperity so that, in the course of
rime, except for difference in language,
Cuba and the I'nired States would be
Every State and All cf United States
Dependencies Represented at
St. Louis, Oct. 10. The American
Rankers' association convened for its
o2nd annual convention when the trust
companies section was called to order
simultaneously . with the gathering of
the savings banks Action. The meet
ing of the association as a whole will
not take place until tomorrow. Hun
dreds of prominent bankers, represent
ing every state and territory as well as
the L'nited States dependencies, are
here as delegates.
The principal meeting today was the
trust company section during wh:ch
sevetal addresses were delivered and
officers' reports presented.
William Barrett flidgely. controller
n the currency, in a brief speech said:
"There should be the closest bonds
of sympathy, even if there is friendly
rivalry between the national banks
system, state hanks and trust compa
nies. There is a place for each kind
of bank aind each has a field. It is uot
so much a question of quantity ot
banking business done as It is the
Chicage. Oct. 1G. When the inquiry
into the methods of handling grain in
the west was resumed today by the in
terstate commerce commission, two
board of trade brokers declared the
rules cf the board were clearly in re
straint ef trade, because they prevent
ed trader? going into tire country-trm!-
bidding for grain.
HikI nn lerrrnienl.
James Pettit. president of the Peavy
drain company, testified that up to Gt
days ago there was an agreement be
tween six elevator companies whereby
their profits on the storage of grain
were assured them, each agreeing to
refrain from taking- grain from the
(Warehouse of the oiher for storage. He
sain tnis agreement was dropped when
the new rate law went into effect,
Chicago. Oct. 1G. At the afternoon
session ot tne interstate commerce
commission. J. Roseubaum. of Rosen
baum Bros. Grain company of Chicago
declared that the farmers themselves
had formed a combination and would
not sell grain to any but their own e-le-
During the testimony before the in
terstate commerce commission. J. A
McCrcery. manager of the Farmers' El
evator company at Mason City, Iowa,
declared that it is difficult for the
farmers elevator to find a market for
its grain, and that when a commission
man bids he must do so under cover.
"We have been shut out of Memphis.
Tenn.. as a market by reason of the
boycott of the Illinois Grain Dealers
association. We have received letters
from brokers in Memphis saying they
were afraid to buy from us because
they feared the boycott cf the Illinois
association if they did so."
Ilnve Own Organization.
"I want to tell this commission some
thing about the farmers." said J. Ros-
enbaum of the Rosenbaum Grain com
pany of Chicago:
"The farmers who are organized re
fuse to sell grain to any but their own
eleiators. Part of their agreement is
that if any .member sells to anyone else
he shall be fined one cent a bushel for
every bushel sold. You can see that
the grain dealers are being discrimin
ated against by the farmers. The farm
ers are closely allied and they discrim
inate against others more than -they
are discriminated against."
PYTHIANS AT NEW ORLEANS
Spend Morning; in Business Session
and Have Parade in Afternoon. "
New Orleans, Oct. 1G. The Pythian
convention was fully inaugurated today,
proceeding simultaneously .in several
departments. Business sessions occu
pied the morning, while the afternoon
was given o,';er to a general parade of
the uniform rank.
Burglars Operate in Moline.
Burglars were busy in.. Moline last
evening, and entrance was gained to
a number of residences in the eastern
part of the city. The object seemed to
be money onlv, and the thieves appar
ently secured but little.
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JOHN P. SEXTON.
Merclmnr and iro-aheart citizen. M r. Sexton is the type of a self-made
business man. Following his trade of molder from youth for sixteen
years, most of which time was put i n at the liock Island Stove compa
ny's plant, no man ever worked harder for his start in life. lie rose to
position of suparintendent of shops, and tinally eisrht years stsfo he had
accumulated, enough t embark in business. He bought the Arcade cijrar
store and hiiyanl rooms in Ilarpcr Jio.use block which he refitted and re
furnished in metropolitan style, makin&r it one of the most at tractive in
the three cities. Mr. Sexton's thrift -and business capacity are shown in
the fact that he is possessed f considerable property, including1 one
of the most valuable business blocks on Second avenue. lie is a broad
minded, progressive citizen, a man who never forgets his friendsand
one who can count as many friends as any man in town. Tie has al waj s
been an earnest supporter of The cause of organized labor.
0 ATTACK 1
that the Standard Oil company had of
fered the grocer a rebate and that the
rebate had been paid ever since.
Judge Banker asked if Attorney
Phelps could prove that the Standard
Oil company had given its agent an
thoriiy to offer and pay the rebate.
Attorney Phelps reluctantly admitted
he could not.
Judge Ranker immediately ruled out
the evidence of the rebate, saying it is
a fundamental rule of evidence that the
authority of ihe agent must be estab
lit irl r the Trunt.
The testimony of the witnesses ex
amined all of whom first claimed and
were granted immunity trom all crim
inal proseemtion showed that the crude
oil business of Ohio is practically all in
the hands of the Standard Oil con
be About to Ac
Pope of Conspiracy
AGAINST THE REPUBLIC
COMPANION IS FREED
Case Against Shaun Kelly for Assault
ing a Boston Policeman
Posfon. Oct. 10. The care agniast
Shaun Kelley. the Harvard stiuhii'
charged with assaulting a patrolman
which has been before the authorises
in different phases for the past two
weeks, was dismissed in the municipal
court today. The case grew out of an
attempt of officers to arrest a party of
Harvard men who were skylarking on
nostem Common, Theodore Roosevelt.
Jr.. and Shaun Kelley being in the
party. One patrolman was injured in
an encounter with the students.
Roman Newspaper Answers Al
legation Holding Grounds
CENTRAL AMERICAN ISLES
LAID BARE BY TORNADO
Storm Changes the Look of Country
and Does Million Dollar Dam
age to Crops.
Xew Orleans, l.a.. Oct. 1C. Damage
of fully ll.unu.uoo. including the parthil
demolition of a town near Uluefields.
Nicaragua, was doneljy a hurricane on
the coast of Central America, which
was reported by a brief wireless mes
sage last nisht. Advices today to the
-United Fruit company sav that prob
ably no loss- of bfe occurred. Little
nun ureat yarn islands were swept
bare of vegetation and even their
topography altered. On ihe mainland
rubber and banana crops were destroy
ed and plantations blown down.
Rome, Oct. Id The Observatore Ro
mano today published a semi-official ar
ticle saying the French cabinet is pre
paring to attack the Vatican at the re
opening of the chambers, by accusing
it of engaging in a conspiracy with
monarchists to overthrow the republic,
and giving the following Matemenis a
proof of its charges:
Iu l.riiKiir Willi Itoyalfxta
The royalist press which opposed the
late Pope Leo XIII.. approves of Pope
Pius X. That royalist leaders urge the
pope to support the religious move
ment in France.
Thar the jK)ie granted an interview
to 'he royalist organ. Gaulois.
timwrn t llcica tlona.
The Observatore Romano answer
these allegations by stating Pope Pius,
like Pope Leo. loyally accepts the re
public, as the former has repeatedly
affirmed, confirming his statement in
his recent encyclical on the church and
state separation law. and challenge
anybody to queue a word uttered by
the pope or to adduce a fact showing
the pontiff as an enemy of th republic.
I Tool llrltl MkIUI.
The proofs to be referred te by the
French government, the Observatore
Romano adds, are not serious. The
royalists support the pope either as
good Catholics or for peditieal aim.
MAKES DEMAND FOR
A CABINET MEMBER
MRS. WISTER OUT
Yellow Piece of Paper Produced
in Court Ends Weightman
' Will CAse,
ALTHOUGH NOT EVEN READ
Supposed to Bear Something Testator
Wrote Before Death Regard
Philadelphia. Pa., Oct. 1G. Rather
than run the chance of having the con
tents of a scrap of sxaudal breathing.
yellow paper upon which her father-in-law,
the late millionaire chemist., Wil-
liem Weightman, wrote his last wisljes
and thoughts regarding her, openly
read in the crowded court room, Mrs.
Jones Wister, society high priestess,
yesterday afternoon acknowledged de
feat in her Camous contest for a share
of the IGO.OQO.OOO estate left to her
istet-in-law, Mrs. Anne M. Weightman.
hh Mvnt ltrauinf !.
Nothing more dramatic ever occurred
n a Philadelphia court room than the
sensation produced by the, sight of this
ittle slip of paper, yellow wan age.
That it bore a terrible family secret
capnot be doubted. Mrs. Wister's at
torney turned pale as he read it in the
court room. and. after reading it. ask
ed the-cpuct for an indefinite continu
ance pf the case, -which was granted.'
So terrible was the etc ret that Mrs.
Wister's son-jlfcla c. Rijchard W. Meirs,
eaki after court adjourned:
"Fpr the sake of Mrs. Wister. I would
rather, cut. qut roy topgiie than divulge
the contents of that scrap of paper.
Until it was produced at today's hear
ing only four persons in the world had
seen It. I hope, with a all the earnest
ness of which. I am canable, tbat.no
one else ever, will see it. .
"Unless the other side should permit.
it- ta escape them, I feel sure that that
scrap which, turned the current of to-'
neither a will nor a codicil, but what
it contains caused the abrupt, indefi
nite continuance of the case.
Whole Ca.e S-nsnl Itimi I.
The whole case was as sensational as
its collapse was startling. It is per
haps the most, remarkable case of its
kind ever brought into court with so
much elaborate preparation, and bun
died out of court with so much precipi
William Weightman, Sr.. was the
founder of a famous Philadelphia firm
of chemists, and (lieu a tew years ago
leaving a fortune estimated at $00,-
In 1SS4 Mr. Weightman made a will
leaving his vast estate equally between
Anne M. Weightman Walker, his daugh
ter, and two. sons, WJlliam and John.
Ten years later he made a new will,
leaving his entire 'estate to his daugh
ter, the two sons having died, leaving
eight children. The widow of William
Weightman. Jr.. the mother of five of
the children, married Jones Wister, and
when Mr. Weightman, her father-in-law,
died she contested, the will on be
half of her minor daughter, Martha, on
the ground that he left a codicil in
which he provided for the grand
children. Mrs. Walker denied that her
father had made a codicil.
ClniniPiI I1 Man Loved Her.
In her preliminary petitions Mrs.
Wister. declared that Mr. Weightman.
who was past. 80 years of age when he
died, made a proposal of marriage to
her after the death of her liusband. but
that she rejected him and married Mr.
From the day that Mrs. Wister start
led society by announcing that she in
tended to begin contest over the will,
the little, yellow slip of paper has been
held as trump card by the defense. So
zealously did theattorneys guard it
that Mrs. Wister's attorneys came to
believe that it must be -the missing
codicil which would prove at once Mrs.
Wister's case. - - -
Judge's Ruling in Trial at Find
lay, Ohio, Blow for Pros
NO DANGER FOR STANDARD
TAKES ELECTRICITY FROM AIR
Company- Shown. However, by 1m
mune Witnesses to Control In
dustry in State.
AID FOR THAW IN
: WHITE TRAGEDY?
New York. Oct. 1C. In an argument
before Recorder " Goff 5today, District
day's events never $;ill be made pub- Attorney Jerome indicated another per
lic. . It s hu.rje4 deeper, than, the fotin-'son may be indicted with Harry Thaw
datjons. of my office-, building. It is for the murder of Stanford White.
Findlay. Ohio, Oct. 1C. Roth state
and defense rested the case in the
trial here against the Standard Oil
company of Ohio for alleged conspi
racy against trade today. The argu
ment, of" counsel will follow.
Knd 1 1 Abrupt.
Findlay. Ohio, Oct. 16. Tho case
against the-Standard Oil company for
conspiracy in restraint of trude came
to an abrupt and unexpected termina
tion late yesterday afternoon.
The state attempted to Introduce evi
dence that the oil trust paid a rebate
to local dealers through Its agents.
Judge - Banker declined to admit the
evidence. Thereupon Attorney Phelps,
for., the prosecution, announced he
would wind up the case in 10 minutes
The endingrof a case in which the
state of Ohio Ebped to prove so much
against the huge oil trust came at the
close of the day's proceedings, and was
Willis B. Ulsh. a local grocer, testi
fied that up to three years ago he
bought his oil from the National com
pany, aa independent refinery in Find
lay. Then he was visited by an agent
of the Standard Oil comnanr. since
which time he had bought his oil of
the Standard. .
Prooty ot Rebate narred.
At this juncture Attorney Kline for
the Standard Oil company interposed
so vigorous an objection to th further
questioning of the grocer that Judge
Banker directed the jury to retire.
Attorney Phelps Uiformed . the court
Youth. Makes Discovery Which May
Prove cf Great Value to Science.
St. Paul.. Minn.. Oct.. UJ. John A.
Stranahan. son of a raiuher living
near Fanrbank. S. D.. is said :o have
found, through experiments with Hert
zian waves, that electricity may lie
collected from the iiir. He ha -suc
ceeded so far that all the buildings ott
his father's ranch now are lighted wi:h
electricity.. The same agency is nel
in running the farm machinery, pump
ing water, into the irrigation ditches.
and the fraction . engine, has been su
perseded by an electric motor. Stran
ahan sent up a pair of tandem box
kites, allowing them to rise several
thousand feet. Between the kites was
strung an invention of Stranahan's for
collecting and storing the Hertzian
waves. Each kite carries n small wire
cord attached at either end tn the col
lector and storer of electricity.
President Richards of Mining Congress
Would Create New Depart- f
BUTT INTO RACE QUESTION
New York Republicans Want Something
Done, and That at Once.
New York. Oct. 1G. The republican
club last night adopted resolutions con
cerning the race problem in the south,
a copy of which will be forwarded to
President Roosevelt. The resolution
requests the president "to designate a
commission of impartial citizens"- to
gather facts and to report the practica
bility of action by any department of
the government 'toward ameliorating
the present conditions of hardship?, in
justice or persecution in regions where
there is a large population deprived cf
their civil and political rights." and to
ward means that will promote and in
sure enjoyment of all this population's
Denver. Oct. It;. The annual conven
tion of the American Mining congren
opened here today. President Rich
ards, hi his annual address, advocated
the establishment of a department of
mines and mining by the federal gov
ernment and creating a new member
of the president's cabinet a Its head.
He submit ttd resolution, urging the
passage of nu-h a measure by the na
tional congress. Another important
matter to come up before the conven
tion is a bill to prevent mining fn-udu
by s t a t e 1 g I s ! ; t i on .
TRAINMEN MEET DEATH
Derailing of Freight on C. A. E. I. Fatal
to Three Employes.
Chicago. Oct. ir,. By the derailing
of a freight train on the Chicago &
Eastern Illinois road. today near Crete,
111.. John Wickley. engineer, of Cham
paign, III., and J. S. Allen, brakeman.
were instantly killed, and Han Hask
ell, fireman, fatally, and several Others
PREPARING FOR A HOLY WAR
Native Uprising in Algeria Causes
Paris, Oct. 1G. Imminence of a for
midable native uprising has thrown
Morocco and Algeria in a. state of ap
prehension. The commander or tne
troops in the district of Ain-Sefra ca
bled to the minister of war saying prep
ara,tiops. among the Moors for a holy
war are proceeding energetically.
. Entire Tcwn Disfranchised.
Hyden. Ky., Oct. 1C Every voter in
the town of Hyden has been disfran
chised because nobody thought to opeji
the" registration booths .on the day
named by the state legislature.
DEGREE FOR aTcARNEGIE
Ironmaster Honored W heir He Opens
Edinburgh, Oct. 10. Andrew Carnegio
Kdinbnrg. Oct. 1G. Andrew Carnegie
today opened the new engineering and
natural philosophy department of Edin.
burgh university. Former Premier IU
lantur. chancellor of the university,
conferred the degree of doctor of laws
on Carnegie and Ixrd Elgin.
BODY WITHOUT AUTHORITY
Ohio Legislature Has No Right to
Probe-State and County Affairs.
Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 1G. The su
premo court today decided that the In
vestigation of the committee created
by the state legislature last winter to
probe the affairs of Hamilton county
and Cincinnati, la without power In a
legal si llse.
Water Threatens Galveston.
Galveston. Texas, Oct. JG. A-high
tide threatened the city yesterday, bitf
the new sea wall, proved adequate to
uoi; back the water. NJne inches ef
rain fell in Beaumont and eklffg wore
necessary in the principal streets.
Pledge $3,500 to College.
Oalesburg. III.. Oct. 16. As a begin
ning toward raising the last $20,000 of
the 1100.000 additional endowment for
Lombard college. President Fisher has
announced that a total of i3.fcG in
pledges have been made at rniveratil-
it church meetings. i