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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAH. NO. -'7:3.
THK AllGUS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 31. 1007.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SACRIFICED TO INSURE THE
Hard Coal Magnates An
swer Suit to Break
BRING MARK HANNA IN
Declare They Were Forced to
Settle Strike of 1900 for
Philadelphia, Pa., At. 31. The
Reading company, Philadelphia and
Reading Railway company. Philadel
phi.i and Reading Coal anil Coke com
pany today Mill answers to tin; suit
Of the federal government to broan
up the alleged monopoly existing in
the anthracite coal regions of tii.
State. (iw IStit-U. (i Strike.
The answers of tho thro:1 concerns,
of which George F. Pacr is president,
make a general denial of th;: govern
ment's allegations, and go into tho
first ureal strike in the hard coal Held.?
and ita relation to the presidential
campaign of lltnn when McKinley was
Illil Not Knforcr l.nn,
It is declared tho agreements to ad
vance the price of coal were lir.mg!if
about in l'.too by violence and intima
tion of striking wine workers and lo
failure of the Uuit-d States sjnvoni-
ment and U'o state of Pennsylvania
to enforce the law? and protect coal
companies and the importuiii'ie;-. of th
late Marcus A. Ilanna, who it is i
d was anxious to end tie
miners on account of the
Are Selected at Special Meeting
of Board to KilfVacancies
in the Corps
led the mutiny on the battle ship
Kniaz I'otcmUlne and commanded tint
vessel on its sensational cruise about
the Uliick s a in the summer of U03.
was hanged last evening at Sebastopol,
to which place lie was secretly re
moved after his arrest here, Aug. 2o
md where, lie was tried by court mar
tial and sentenced to death. After
abandoning the battle ship at Ktis
tendje, Roumania. Matushenko went
to New York, where he worked tor
two years in an iron foundry. Home
sickness led him last .Inly to return
to this city, where he was arrested
WERE 14 DEATHS MERGER IE
Wreck on Mattoon-Charleston
Trolley Line More Serious
some of injured in bad WAYjohio Company is Formed
With Capital of $25,-
Coroner Making Investigation Motor
man Who Is Elamed for Accident
Has Not Ben Found.
with other members of a
organization, which had
under his leadorshin.
N01E IN BOTTLE MAY
BE GENUINE THIS TIME
Letter from Charles Haerter Picked Us
at Muscatine Supposed to Be
Muscatine P.shernian named
llolliday has found a note in a
lloating at the head of Geneva
above Muscatine that may
mean something. It is as fol-
"July 21, 1!ii7. Dear wife and chil
dren, by the time this note reaches
you I will be no more. Hoping tint
you and tho children will get along all
right and have better luck than I haw
nau. i nave no money to nuy stamps
or I would send this by mail. Good-by
all, hope to meet you in the heieafte
Anyone liii'.ing tins will conter a
faor by sending this and thes'pape
to Mrs. Charles Haerter, tins Sunt i
Fifth street, St. Charles ,Mo."
Other documents in the bottle were
a receipt made out to Charles lla n
for tho -sum of ?3i;:. signed by th"
.Julium Lumber company of St. Lou.s.
A permit to erect a building in St.
Charles was alo inclosed in the hot
tie. There was also a freight bi'.
from the Waba.-.h railway for lumber.
indicating that the writer of the nott
was a contractor by trade.
Another bill of ladinir from the Tow
er Grove Lumber and Planing com
pany was also in the bottle. The dait
of this wa.sJune 13. ... .
DIAMOND CHARM FOR DUNN
OF THE HIGH SCHOOL
Marvin V. Wallace Resigns to Co to
Butte, Mont. Bids for Repair
Work Are Received.
The board of education, at. a special
meeting last evening, elected two new
instructors to fill vacancies in the corps
of the high school. The resignation of
Marvin V. Wallace, teacher in history
for the last year, was accepted. Mr.
Wallace will take a position at. l'.utte.
Mont., under the suporiutendenoy of It.
G. Young formerly superintendent of
the city schools in Iiock Island. Alvin
L. Barton of Hinsdale was elected to
the vacancy caused by Mr. Wallart
re situation. Linus L. Karns of Parker.
Ind., was elected assistant instructor
In manual training, to take charge of
the work shop in the high school. He
will fill the vacancy caused by t he with
drawal of Leonard A. Williams, who
was recently elected to this position.
ltMilrtt A re CuuNhlrml,
The board also gave attention to var
ious repairs at the different school
buildings. Mr. Scldel reported bids for
installing a concrite retaining wall 0:1
the west Hide of the playgrounds of the
Eugene Field school, and the contract
was awarded to Gus Fisher, the lowest
bidder. Bids for installing ilrinkin
fountains at the Longfellow school were
receivid and referred to the commit
tee of buildings to place tho contract
I'm-1 Contract l.-t.
II. Senlel reported mat tile con
tract for fuel has been awarded to th
Kock inland Sand tc Gravel company
The contract and bond were iiled. The
committee on supplies was authorizi
to purchase stationery and other ma
terial for the industrial art work in the
FISH IS SMUT STEP-MOTHER1 RMS THE
Friends of Former I. C. Presi
dent Deny Long Estrange
ment With Harahan.
TELL OF HARR1MAN PLEDGE
Long Time Employe of Power Com
pany Going to'Beardstown.
William F. Dunn, superintendent of
the Peoples Power gas plant, was this
afternoon presented with a diamond I
haini given by his associates and ofli-
cers 01 uie company as a loKen 01 ap
preciation. F. V. Reim'rs made the
presentation address. Mr. Dunn
ives Monday to take charge of J.
new gas plant just installed ty trie
company at lleardstown.
CHARGED WITH CONTEMPT
W, C. Tubbs of Monmouth Refused to
Appear Before Board of Review.
President W. C. Tubbs cf the Na
tional bank of Monmouth is under bond
to appear before the county court of
Mercer county for alleged contempt in
failing to heed notice to appear before
the board of review, lie did so. it
seems, on advice of counsel, who in
formed him he could not be obliged to
testify before the board of review re
garding the private business of a pat
ron of his bank.
Charleston, 111., Aug. "1. The re
vised list of the dead and injured in
the wreck of the passenger train on
the Mattoon and Charleston Electric
railway yesterday reduced tho num
ber of dead to 11, and two fatally in
jured. There were 'J! passengers on
the cars and all were killed or more
or less injured.
The seriously injured number 11.
The coroner of Cole county began an
official investigation of the wreck to-
Wrrr IT, KIlU-iI Oulrllit.
Mattoon, 111., Aug. 31. Fourteen per
sons were killed and ,J injured
many of them so seriously it is be
lieved they will die in the trollev
collision on the Mattoon-Charlestou
electric line yesterdav.
Responsibility lor the disaster wis
placed last night by the traction con
pany on the shoulders of Benjami'i
McCleary, motorman of the oxpri
car, who disappeared immediately
alter the crash. Tim dead:
HAROLD COLE. f. years old. Cooks
HOWARD COLE, S years old, Cooks-
-NEIL FCC, ATE, Gary, 111.
DENNIS LOGAN. Humboldt, ill.
POUTER MYERS. Humboldt. 111.
CHARLES NELSON. S years old.
North Okawa, 111.
WILLIAM NELSON, North Okawv.
ALBERT W. PRICE, North Okawa.
RONALD 1TRKISER, Paradise. PI
JOHN RILEY. Mattoon. III.
EDWARD REYNOLDS, Paradise,
ALBERT SMITH, Mattoon. 111.
ZACHARIAl I VANDEYENTEP..
THOMAS WEAKLEY. Mattoon. 111.
Tr.-ilus t'riiNli on ('urvo.
The collision occurred on a danger
ous cuivo half a mile west of t hi
'Clover- Lettf msing. Trte-cslfs
which crashed were the regular frelgl t
No. 14, in charge of Motormaii
diaries Botts and Conductor Frank
Clicker, and the express, in charge .if
Motormaii Benjamin McCleary. Both
trains were running at high speed
and tile impact when thev came to
gether was so terrific that, the pas
senger trolley was telescoped by the
There were no warning whi. tles and
tin chance for escape for any of th:;
issengors by jumping. The motor
an had not time even to apply the
air brakes before the crash came.
Owing to the fact that the telephone
ippatatus with which each car w;'.s
quipped was ruined, there was no
way to summon assistance until some,
of the survivors ran to Charleston, a
irii-r ll-gliiN Hi Work.
In tin. afternoon Coroner Grimes im
paneled a jury of inquest, to invest;-
TAKES THREE LINES
incident of Last Annual Meeting of Di
rectors Given to Support
and Western, Chesapeake and Ohio
lmisvllle and Nashville. Chesapcako
Western, Atlantic Coast Line and the
Virginia and Kentucky railway, which
companies are protected by the pen V
ing injunction of the United States
circuit court. The roads protected by
this injunction will put the rale iu ef
fect voluntarily Oct. 1. pending th-'
decision of the federal courts.
Sinator Foraker Interested-
Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 31. The Ohio
Electric Railway company, which win
incorporated this week with a capital
slock of $2.r,(M.K.(i()0 will absorb the
Indiana, Columbus and Eastern. Cin
cinnati Northern and Lima and To
ledo Electric railroads at midnight.
Youu; l-'oriikrr Xiev I'rt-Kltlrut.
W. Kelsey Schopf. head of the Cin
cinnati street railway system, is pres
ident of the Ohio Electric, and Benson
Foraker. son of Senator Foraker. vic. I
The Elkins-Widener syndicate
back of the company.
Buy Site for Des Moines Brewery.
Ten per cent of the capitalization of
the Des Moines brewery, of which Ot
to I Inner of this city Is preside nt and
heaviest stockholder, has been collect
ed to pur.ehaso a site. 1 lie company is
capitalized at $250,0(10, with Mr. Huber
holding $1110.11110 worth of stock.
OHIO DIVORCES GROWING
Women Secure Nearly Three Time3
as Many Decrees as Men.
Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 31. Accord
ing to the report just issued by the
secretary of state, there were 0.13j
divorce suits filed in Ohio during the
year ending June 30, l'J(7. Only C
437 divorce suits were filed during tho
preceding year. The number of di
vorces granted during 11)07 was 4,97r,
an Increase of 494 over the year pro
ceding. Wives secured 3,G(i7 divorces
and 1,308 were granted to husbands.
LEADER OF MUTINY HANGS
Officer Who Commanded Rebel Rus
sian War Ship Pays Penalty.
Odessa, Aug. 31. Matushouko, tho
Russian non-commissioned officer win
Missouri's Farm Name Law.
Missouri baa a new law under which
the owner of n farm in that state tuny
on payment of $1 In the county court
register nn exclusive name for Ida land,
The idea is not simply poetical or orna
mental, for the name in the course of
business may become a valuable trade
mark, says the Utlca Press. Exclusive
names ore regarded assets of vnlne in
mercantile and manufacturing Indus
tries, and there Is no reason why the
farmer should not have whatever ad
vantage there may be In a name that
will Identify his products in the mar
"Castles" at Tho Hague
While Ptntesmcu nro sent to The
Ustgno to spin phrases about peace
and to boast of hu inanity, Lebnudy'8
balloon, La I'atrle. In Paris and the
machine of Major Grosz in Berlin are
executing their war maneuvers in the
air, and the astonished and anxious
peoples look to a future full of Increas
ing possibilities, but also full of in
creasing terrors of war, says Die Zelt
of Vlema. The war balloons mount
aloft the castles in the air of peace
are falling to the ground.
gaieVinto the cause of the disarfer.
The jury viewed tle bodies of the
victims and then adjourned until to
day. Meantime search was made for
the missing motorman. McCleary, who
disappeared immediately after the
Superintendent Moore of the tra
tion company last' night gave out a
statement in which he places respon
sibility tor the disaster 011 McCleary,
who was motorman of the express ear.
Onlrrtt Art lmir'l.
During this week, -while the count.v
fair is in progress, the company has
been operating cars on a half ho.ir
schedule instead of the customa-y
,jLtMootfi. Hajta&tto-cxpress was run
in violation of the schedule, although
the motorman had been provided with
the special schedule and instructed 10
keep in the clear at all times for the
regular cars. Instead. McCleary i-
rharged with having ignored me ex
istence of No! II. and tin- collision
followed. McCleary narrowly escape
injury in the crash, and vanished du
imr the excitement. He lived ei
Charleston, and always bore a goo
SLASHES BOY; ENDS LIFE
Insane Physician of Lintner, III., Fatal
ly Cuts Lad.
Decatur. 111., Aug. 31. Dr. .lenom
who made his home wliTi A. It. Dun
can of Lintner, yesterday attacked the
12-yenr-old son of Duncan and cut the
boy's throat so that he will die. Jeiion
then shot himself, dying instantly, lie
MERGE MANCHUS AND CHINESE TO
PRESERVE THE RULING DYNASTY
N'ew York, Aug. 31. The lighting
factions in Illinois Central, or. to be
more exact, nonfightiug representa
tives of the fighting factions, are talc
ing notice of President Harahaii's
Chicago stand upon dignity and the
decision of the spokesman of the Hai-
rimau directors that SUiyvesant Fish
didn't really hit Mr. Harahan, but sim
ply choked him and cuffed him and
tossed him aside;
With Mr. Fish himself the episod".
as before, was treated as a matter
of action rather than words. All ho
would say was this:
"The Haialian incident was closed
when 1 left the Illinois Central oflics
on Wednesday. What he may now
.-ee iu 10 give out. alter tits retain 1
Chicago, does not interest me, nor will
if Had me to break the sileiic:' which
I have maintained."
I 'jii-I or I'rici:iNtili Inhiic
On the statement of Mr. Harahan i
Chicago that "Mr. Fish's actions had
evereo ineir rrienu.-iiip .several vears
prior to l'jot, tne I- isn adherents pro-
A representative of one of tho Fish
directors showed a long string of
newspaper clippings. The general
trend of them was emliodied in a di
patch to a New York paper whit
espoused the Ilarriman cause. Tho
dispatcii was published in the middl?
i.verv ining Ttiai was sain aiiour 111-
111 certain publications indicating tiiV
1 have become a foe of Mr. Fish," Mr
Harahan was reported as saying by
way of resenting an insinuation of d:?
scrtion. is ansoiuieiy untrue. 1 am
not a Ilarriman man ami I deny the
l'lrlm-I to Ilurrimnn.
Mr. Fish, this representative said
early in the campaign became con
vmceu mat Mr. Hantaan was mon-
tightly bound to Mr. Ilarriman than
to himself. The conviction had to bo
driven into him. however, and it w
only driven in when Mr. Fish learned
bevond the pread venture of a doubt
that in duly, weeks before the meet
ing at which he was deposed. Mr. liar
ahan had signed a paper in which ho
together with other directors previous
y friendly to Mr. Fish, pledged them
selves to carry out .Mr. iiarnniaus
I-'lxli Told lit I .lint MoiiK'iit.
Mr. Fish and every one else knew
ho was beaten when he wont into th.?
meeting in November for the election
a president." this rcpresontave con
tinued. But both Mr. M.sh and his
close friends insisted on a showdown.
for the side purjHise of determining
ow far the action of Mr. Harahan
ind one or two others comported with
their professions of truth. Mr. l-isa
told Mr. Harahan of his decision tho
morning ot tne meeting, ami not uni;.
then did the latter let him know tint
ho had taken a position against him
and was to get his office. Mr. Fish
simnlv replied that he would go to
the meeting and see him do it."
SEPTEMBER MAY PROVE
TO BE WARMER THAN THIS
Hiahest Temperature Ever Recorded
During the Month Was 99 Av
erage in 36 Years 65.
CELEBRATED WILL CASE
AFTER A LONG FIGHT
September for tho last 3( years has
had an average temperature of 03 dt
crces. with the highest average il 111
1VJ7 and the lowest :i in lSH, accord
ing t'j data compiled by Observer Sher-
ier of the local office of the weather
bureau. These figures, however, are
not considered in the nature of a fore-
1st for the month to come. The high
est temperature ever recorded in Sep
tember was t!t on the 5th, and the
lowest was on the ..nth of the same
year. The earliest killing frost came
Sep;, is, though the average date of
the first killing frost is Oct. 1 1. The
ivcrage precipitation for September
has been o.2n inches, with an acrag
of it days with .til inches or more. The
greatest monthly precipitation was 7.S
inches in and the least was .'.',')
Inches in lsTl. The greatest amount
of rain in any 21 consecutive hours was
3.77 on the ISth and 19th. 1S71. The
average number of clear days has been
12, partly cloudy and cloudy 8.
ELECTS NEW OFFICERS
Committees Named and Arrangements
Made for Next Year's Meeting at
Mrs. Isabella Warner to
Get Share of Hus
Pension Commissioner Warner
Contesting, Holding the Wom
an is Part Negro.
Pel? in, Aug. 31. With the arrival of
Kuan-Shi-Kai, commander-in-chief of
the Chinese forces, there began iu the
summer palace yesterday an unusual
series of deliberations concerning tho
'otn'ii;ioii of the empire. The dowager
empress has assembled her most impor
tant and influential advisers and the
irrlval of Viceroy Chang-Chi-Tung. who
came on a pilgrimage from Hankow,
was surrounded with secrecv.
Miiiol lit liinf-liiix.
The imperial family believes and the
government fears that the Chinese race
is bent mon unseating the Manchus.
The Chinese imperial family is of Man
Chu origin. All the previous devices
used by the throne to remove the ex
isting distinctions between Chinese and
Manchus having failed, the throne now
contemplates the amalgamation of the
two races, and this purpose led the
throne recently to call for suggestions
from tho memorialists. These came in
and a course of action is to be ready
The four main points are: First th
disbandonment of the Manchu banner
troops, the abolition of their pensions
and the .submersion of their officer
into the regular army; second. th
daughters of Chinamen ot the upper
classes will be eligible to marry into
tho imperial family, and this promises
a future Cbinese-Manchu emperor;
third, females will no longer be per
mitted to bind up their feet, and thi
will remove the difference iu the ap
poarance between Chinese and Manchu
women, and fourth. Manchus will be re
quired to take surnames like China
The government hopes that within 10
vears the two races will be indistin
guishable The recent comet was a
subject of anxious discussion at yes
terday's meeting, and the court is dis
turbed on account of the universal be
lief that the comet presages revolution
WIRELESS TELEPHONES FOR UNITED
STATES NORTH ATLANTIC BATTLESHIPS
ships even when five miles
Sues Armour & Co.
John II. Cooley has filed a praeelp
In a suit against Armour & Co. for
SI.IMIO in the circuit court. S. It. Ken-
worthy is the plaintiff's attorney.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 31. Battle
ships of the Xorth Atlatitic fleet will
be equipped with wireless telephones.
These instruments have boon installed
and tested successfully on board tho
Louisiana and Virginia. It is now in
tended to equip all the other battlo
ships with them.
I it is said Admiral Evans, through
I the use of the svstem. will im nhi to
ltalk with commanding officers of tlu
Details of the invention are kept se
cret by the navy department, because
of an unwillingness to inform foreig
powers of their nature.
The system will bo of incalculab'
advantage In peace ana war maneuv
ers. The only objection is that into
ference is possible as in wireless teleg
raDhv. but aside from this wireles
telephones will be ot great service
The Farmers' Picnic association held
a nusiiiess meeting in 1'ort Jsyron Sat
urday. They voted to purchase the
pumping equipment, and the bandstand
on 1I10 grounds.
Eight new members were received,
They are: K. C. Uonahoo, William Win
terfclt, J. li Dunaliuo, K.- 1. Woodlmm;
Charles Kipper. William McKoberts,
and F. T. Schafor.
The board of managers chosen are:
W. H. Ashdown, A. Saddoris. S. L.
Woodiiurn, A. W. Donahoo, and .lohn
The committee appt inted on grounds
was as follows: .lohn Fife, A. Saddoris,
(leorge Hullister. K. O. McUoberts, ami
The following officers were chosen:
President W. H. Ashdown.
Secretary A. Saddoris.
Treasurer John Fife.
VAN SANT SUES C. H. DEERE
MANILA OFFICIAL IS SHORT?
Aliened Discrepancy of $9,750 Follow-
f ed by Arrest of Cashier.
Manila. Aug. 31. Theodore Reiser,
formcrlv a lieutenant in the 41th I lil
ted States volunteers, but more recent
cashier, of tho insular customs in
whose accounts the auditor discovered
discrepancy of $9.7.r0 last month, has
been placed uud r arrest. The short-
ago covers a period of two years. Reis
er says he can explain the apparent
discrepancy if a little time is allowed
him. He has been released under
Brings Action at Peoria to Recover for
Towing House Boat.
Marshal Tripp of "Peoria has served a
writ of monition on Charles II. Doere
of Moline in a suit in the United States
admiralty court commanding him to
bo present in October to answer to the
suit of the Iowa and Minnesota Navi
gation company for services for tug
ging his pleasure house boat from Pres-
ott. Wis., to Moline. The boat, Mar-
katana, was also attached, but Mr.
Deere gave a bond of $2,ltiu for his ap
pearance and the boat was immediately
returned to him. Tho sum for which
the navigation company is suing is
in;. They allege that they acted as a
special favor for Mr. Deere, and that
they had a special contract with him
for all expenses and also tho hire of
their boat which he has totally disre
garded. Ex-Oovi rnor Van Sant of Min
nesota brought the suit for the naviga
BECKER OUT FOR GOVERNOR
Milwaukee Mayor Will Enter Race
Janesvillo, Wis., Aug. 31. Mayor
Becker of Milwaukee has arrived in an
auto. He says that he will run for
governor next year, but wants no aid
from any politician.
FRANK E. ANDREWS DEAD
Sterling Citizen Founder of Bank and
Head of Reclamation Enterprise.
Sterling, III., Aug. 31. Frauk E. An
drews, founder of tho Fanners' Nation
al Exchange and who also drew plan:
for the reclamation of thousands of
acres of swamp lands along the Hen
uepiu canal, died here yesterday.
TWO-CENT FARE RATE OCT.
Corporation Commission of Virginia
Moves to Make Law Effective.
Richmond. a., Aug. .Ji. ide cor
poration commission has ordered pul-
lication of the 2-cent rate law, placing
it in effect Oct. 1 on all railroads" ia
; Virginia except the Southern, Norfolk
Clinton. 111., Aug. 31. In a decision
lauded down yesterday. Circuit Court
Judge W. G. Cochran ruled that Mrs.
Isabella Robinson Warner, stepmother
of Vespasian Warner, United States
commissioner of pensions, is entitled
to dower and homestead rights in the
estate of her deceased husband. Dr.
The court held tiiat at the time of his
death Dr. Warner was worth $l.n0.
nun. The effect of tin; decision, if sus
tained by the supreme court, to which
in appeal will be carried, Is to give the
widow tho old Warner homestead in
Clinton. t.'oii.eiKi, and an annual iu
conie of $10,onn.
No (round for (bmnr.
Judge Cochran also held in his de
cision that the charge made by Ves
pasian Warner that his stepmother was
part negro and that the blood of the
children she bore his father was taint
ed, was unwarranted and based purely
upon hearsay and rumor.
The decision nullities the ante-nuptial
contract fdgm d between Dr. Warner
and Isabella Robinson a few hours be
fore their marriage. This contract stip
ulated that after marriaue Mrs. Warner
was to receive $500 a year andd $K',OJj
at the death of Dr. Warner. Judgo
Cochran hold that from the date of
their marriage until llt'Jj Mrs. Warner
had received checks aggregating $41.
(MMt from her husband, thus violating
tlx mmrrtfr --'-'-
Whh (;!vrn lrop-rt jr.
He found further that the contract
had not been acknowledged before a
notary public, and that, ftaring it would
not stand the test of law. Dr. Warner,
in a will made in i:ni, bequeathed to
his widow real estate worth $35.JM'0 on
condition that she did not contest the
Judge Cochran expressed the opinion
that while no deception was practiced
in drawing up the ante-nuptial contract,
the wife never had an opportunity to
consider it thoroughly. He found also
that at the time he agreed to bequeath
his widow $10. unit Dr. Warner was
worth only $:.l."iiO. and the settlement
could not be considered adequate when
at nis death his fortune had grown to
On those considerations he ruled in
favor of the widow's claim for dower
and homestead rights.
I'liMh Wnrnrr (o Appeal Drrlnion.
United States Commissioner of Pen
sions Warner, who as executor of his
father's estate was defendant to the
nit, read the decision in his home
here. He concealed whatever chagrin
he felt over the defeat of his efforts
to prevent his stepmother from inher
iting her share of his father's estate.
"There would have been an appeal in
iny case, he said. Now, I shall car
ry is vigorously to the supreme court."
Finds Dead is Own Son.
La Crosse. Wis., Aug. SI.. Oscar
Wcidemaii, 7 years old. was drowned
in the Mississippi river here yesterday
The boy's father, hearing that there
had been a drowning, assisted in the
recovery of the body, only to find that
it was that of his own son.
Archbishop Williams Dead.
Hoston. Aug. 31. Archbishop John .1.
Williams, venerable head of tho Metro
politan province of New England and
dean of the Roman Catholic hierarchy
In the United States, died at the arch
iepiscopal resilience on Park street
last night, aged S3 years. His doa'th
was immediately announced by the toll
lug of bells throughout the city.
Jail for Assault on Umpire.
Toneka, Kan., Aug. 31. "Rowdyism
on ball fields within the jurisdiction of
this court will not be permitted." said
Judge Simon of the city court yester
day when he sentenced E. L. Coes of
the Oklahoma City team to 30 days In
jail for assault on the umpire.
-Vesuvius is Making Threats.
Naples, Aug. 31. Ominous rumblings
are coming from Mount Vesuvius, and
smoke is issuing from the crater. These
are the first signs of volcanic activity
since the eruption of March, 190C.
GRANT'S OLD HOME IS SOLO
Ownership of Famous Dent Plantation,
Outside of St. Louis, Changes.
St. Uuis, Mo., Aug. 31. Ownership
of the historic Dent farm, once owned
by General Grant, located outside the
ity limits in St. lAmis county, chang
ed hands yesterday, having been sold
at auction for $7.ri,n). The farm was
once mortgaged to the Vanderbilts
when Grant became president. It com
prises 43S acres and has long been a
point of interest, as the old log cabin
occupied by Grant is still standing.
METCALFS SON ELOPES
Secretary of Navy Gets Widow With
a Child for Daughter in. Law.
San Francisco, Aug. 31. William
Howard Metcalf, youngest son of Sec
retary of the Navy Metcalf, social
favorite and Oakland hank clerk, it
has just been learned. Is the hero of
an elopement in which he was mar
ried at San Rafael Aug. 20 to Mrs.
Wida Devans, a widow and mother of
a o-year-old girl. The secretary of tat
navy and Mrs Metcalf were not aware
of their son's marriage for several
Shoots Down Girl; Kills Self.
Iowa City, Iowa, Aug. 31. Insane
jealousy prompted William Dohrer, 21
years old, to shoot his sweetheart, Flor
ence Fuhrmcister, and then kill him
self. The girl is lu years old. , She