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Senator Ilannas health lias o far
tint ho is beginning to do
nnil nnkc cpniiireliciisne ineiiiruiui to
do a certain gentleman named Johnson
It K reported that as soon as the new
bridge N finished the Norfolk A WWcrn
ltailioul will come into Washington by
yii of liont JloiI a
The Health Department has oidered
that ill the foieigners brought to Wash
ington to work on the railroad improve
ments shall be vaccinated
Tho Wir Department will paj fue cents
an aero for the land to be used during the
Fort Itilcv and West Point mamneis
Port Des Moines the new cavalry post
nt Dps Ion a will be opened be
fore Thanksgiving Day and occupied by
Col Wallace and one wpiadron of the 13th
U S Car
Acting Secretary of War Oliver holds
that onl 2000000 a jeir can be expend
ed upon the Mississippi Kier though
last eir Congress made a total appropria
tion of 000000
Tames W Km in of San Francisco an
emphnee of the Post Olhcc Department
who was indicted for complicity in tho
Postal Dei ices and Improvement Company
fiauds denies abMjhitelj that he had any
interest in the companjs operations or
that he olhcially promoted its claims He
pajs that jears ago he made several sug
gestions for mechanical improvements
which were adopted and for which he re
ceived 000 shares out of a total of 40000
and that is all the connection he has had
with tho companvs operations
Ilcpresentative Eugene F I ond of Cal
ifornia whom Machen strongly implicates
in his operations sajs that he was not a
stockholder in the Postal Device and Iro
provenienf Company and denies most em
phatically all that Machen charges He
i ajs that he does not own and never did
own iny stock in the company but that lie
learned recently that his secrotary Harry
T Dodge owned r0 shares but it never
occurred to him that any person wouli try
to influence him with 00 hares of stock
which were selling for 50 cents a share
He also denies that he wrote any letter to
Machen asking about sales of the devices
to the Department and urging his pushing
the purchases He believes the devices
however to be good though he had noth
ing to do with their adoption by the De
Ex Heprcscntative Edwaid Overton
died at Tonawanda Pa Sept 18 after
an illness of 10 das He graduated from
Princeton and epteietl the army in 1SG1
in the iOth Pa of which regiment he be
came Lieutenant Colonel serving until its
muster out Sept 30 1S54 He was Regis
ter in Rankruptcy and served in the
and 4Cth Congresses
The Federal Grand Jury of the District
of Columbia has found three more indict
ments against postal officials two of them
against new persons whose names are as
jet withheld
The National Association of Railway
Postal Clerks re elected all its old officers
as follows President J A Kidwell of
Columbus Ohio Vice President E D
Rutledge of San Antonio Tex Secretary
and Treasurer George A Wood of Ports
mouth X II Auditor J J Mulligan of
Utica X Y
A resolution was adopted instructing
President Kidwell to petition the Post
Office Department to increase the salaries
of the clerks in classes one two and three
also that one postal clerk be appointed to
each Chief Clerk as an instructor
The Railway Mail Clerks Mutual Bene
fit Association elected the following Board
of Directors R T Gorman New Haven
Conn C H nooton Baltimore J C
Huber P M Coates C H Kullerton
W P Stoughton and F W Crawford
all of Chicago D Hinkson Fort Worth
Ter and E A McIIan Atlanta Ga
The Womans Auxiliary of the Railway
Postal Clerks elected the following offi
cials for tho ensuing year President Mrs
F H Cole of Omaha Nebr Vice-President
Mrs E F TJpham of Lynn Mass
Secretary Treasurer Mrs W J Burgess
of Chicago Recording Secretary Mrs H
P Darby of Syracuse N Y and Auditor
Mrs C H Verity of Cleveland Ohio
Reports from Denver Col are that tha
condition of Senator Scott of West Vir
ginia has much improved and that there
is every hope of his getting well The re
ports of his illness were much exaggerated
The National Convention of the ilail
way Mail Service Clerks which was held
la Washington last week brought together
a very fine bright looking lot of men and
women There were three organizations
represented The National Association of
Railway Postal Clerks the United States
Railway Mail Service Mutual Benefit As
sociation and The Womens Auxiliary
Gen W S Shallenberger Second Assist
ant Postmaster General welcomed the
Convention to the city and paid high com
pliments to the intelligence and fidelity of
tho service He also eulogized the General
Superintendent Capt James E White
Mr Edwin C Madden Third Assistant
Postmaster General Capt Henry A Cas
tle Auditor for the Post Office Depart
ment Capt James E White and others
made addresses Mr E SI Finch of the
local association of postal clerks called
the assembly to order and presided Pres
idents McCoy and Kiddell of the associa
tions responded to the addresses of wel
come Postmaster General Payne and
other officials gave the delegates and their
lnends a reception Receptions to the
ladies were given at the hotels
August W Machen has given an addi
tional bond of 510000 to meet the second
indictment against him
A vivid interest developed In the scrap
between Postmaster General Payne and
the Civil Service Commission over the re
moval of Miss Huldah Todd as Postmas
ter at Greenwood Del Commissioner
Green of the Civil Service at once stated
very positively that Mies Todd was pro
tected by Civil Service rules Postmaster
General Payne pooh poohed this claim and
said that that class of officials woro sub
ject to removal at the will of the appoint
ing power A conference was held be
tween tho two officials and later Commis
sioner Green partially receded from his
position admitting that probably the ap
pointing power had the prerogative of re
moving since the Fourth Class Postmas
ters are not appointed tHrougb competi
tive examination
In this connection an interesting letter
was brought out written by President
Roosevelt over a year ago in which he
6ays that while Civil Service Commission
er he tried to get a rule covering tli
uiii uuuu ul uii oiuciais dui iouna mar
it was impossible For example It
would be obviously unwise to apply the
eame rule to the head of a big city offleo
who could control hundreds of employes
as to a Fourth Class Postmaster in a
Email village who has no employes and
eimpiy wants to act in pontics and with
reference to his neighbors ai he has al
ways dous After an experience with two
Presidents one of his own political faith
and one not ho becama convinced that it
was undesirable and impossible to lay
down a rule for public officers not in the
classified service which would limit their
political activity as strictly as that of
those In the classified service could be
Postmaster General Payne has reiterat
td that ho feels perfectly justified in re
fWErWJ s
moving Miss Todd because has ren
in Iwisilf so objectionable that many
patrons would not even go to the olliie
for their mail Mte even noaswu io me
Postnijster Geneiil that she and her
brothpix wore taking an active part in po
itics in opposition to the Addicks faction
and thit the Post Office had ben used as
political headquarters
V f f
At the ioint lummet of the Aimy so
cieties tint are to take pait in the dedica
tion of the Sherman statue on Oct i it
is expected that Lieut Gen Scliofield will
preside Each army will be toasted Fath
er Sherman will respond for the Army of
the Tennessee Jen John R Brooke for
the Arniv of the Potoiine Col John J
MtCook of the Fighting MlCooW for
the Armv of the Cumberland and Gen
T J Heiidoison of Illinois for the Aany
of the Ohio
Arrangements are being made at the
Arlington to spat 300 at the banquet in
cluding the ladies of members of the so
cieties For lack of room the number of
invited guests will of necessity be very
Robert Stockwell Hatcher who was at
one time Reading Clerk of the 54th Con
gress and was for 12 vears engaged in lit
erary work in Washington shot himself in
St Louis from grief over the death of his
wife Mr Hatcher was born in Lafavettc
Mr Charles J Bonaparte spems to be
in demand as an inquisitor into the De
partment scandals He was selected to in
vestigate thp Post Office irregularities and
now Secretary Hitchcock has appointed
him the investigator of the land scandals
in the Indian Territory Mr Bonaparte
who is a descendant of Jerome Bona
parte King of Westphalia and joungest
brother of Napoleon the Great and Mjss
Patterson of Baltimore is a lawver of
Baltimore having u fair standing in his
profession and high social position on ac
count of his royal blood His principal
connection with public affairs has been in
the Civil Serv ice Reform League in w Inch
he has been ail active worker for many
years lie was sent by tlie interior Do-
partment into the Territory untiammclled
with instructions or directions leaving him
free to find out whatever he chooses
Mr James Kerr Kelly who served as
Senator from Orecon from 1871 to 18n
and who was for five years Chief Justice
of the State died at his home in this city
Sept li He was born in Pennsylvania
in 1S1 caught the gold fever in 1840 re
moved from San Francisco to Oregon
whore he began to practice law and also
entered politics In 1835 he organized a
regiment of mounted volunteers which
chastised the Yakima Indians at Walla
Walla River
Tho State Convention of the AV C T
IT of Washington have adopted resolu
tions asking for the expulsion of Senator
Reed Smoot of Utah
Comrade Albeito Schulcr of the 9th N
J now resides in the City of Mexico niyl
has had quite a history lie was severe
ly wounded at the fight at Kinstoc N C
in 1SC3 a bullet taking out a piece of the
bone of his forehead After his muster
out he went to sea for some time and then
was attracted bj the mines in the Far
West went there and accumulated a crcit
deal of property which he lost in the sub
sequent downfall of mining interests in
Nevada He then went to Mexico where
fie lias been quite successful and is now
Presidente of the Las Esmeraldas Gold
and Copper Mining Co which is among
the most profitable in the Republic Com
rado Schuler is a Grand Armv man and
is one of the officers of tho Post in Mex
When Secretary Moody is Questioned
about his intention to resign he grows hot
tinner ins collar and remarks that lip has
denied that more than 500 times and will
not do so any more
Comrade T H Vaughn ICth Pa Cav
of Meadow Brook Va is on a tour of
visits to the battlefields among which is
If as predicted there is to be a run in
between Senator Aldrich and Mr Cannon
this Winter it will be advisable to bet on
your Uncle Joseph Mr Aldrich albeit
he is a strong and resourceful politician
has small chance of vanquishing a man
who wields the power enjoyed by the
Speaker of the House of Representatives
As in England so in this country the
popular branch of the Legislature will win
in the long run
A Democratic Congressman elect who
was a member of the Naval Committee in
a former House of Representatives will
endeavor at the forthcoming session to
bring about a reform of what he calls the
saluting nonsense and nuisance in the
Naval branch of the public service The
recent performance at Oyster Bay on the
occasion of the Naval review when over
2000 blank cartridges were fired off in
honor of the President at an expense of
more than 1000 calls in his opinion em
phatic attention to the tomfoolery of the
whole thing
Col Henry W Hubbell Chief Engineer
in the Philippines knowing of the shaft
which Spain 70 years ago refused to have
placed in one of her cemeteries determined
to haul it up and place it above tho grave
of his uncle which he had also to find
For two j ears he has been searching and
the other day he found the marble column
in the possession of the Hong Kong and
Shanghai Bank He laid claim to it re
covered it and now having located the
grave will mark it The inscription on the
monument reads Thia monument com
memorates the memory of George W
liubbcll who died May 3 1831 aged 30
Ho was a native of Bridgeport State of
Connecticut and the son of Ezekiel Hub
Superstitious seamen always expect
three accidents hand running and their
superstitions have not been a bit jolted
of late During the month of August the
Massachusetts the destroyers Decatur
and Marry and the ulympia all managed
to get themselves stove up iisome way
and the Scorpion opened Septeiicr with
a collision hole in her bow
Secretary Hitchcock has made a right
eous decision in the case of Willis C
West a squawman of Oklahoma Ter
ritory at least it is considered most just
by those who know what the word squaw
man really means A man marries an
Indian woman usually in fact nearly al
ways a woman belonging to one of the
rich tribes is adopted into the tribe and
then proceeds to secure all the immunities
of the tribe as well as securing land and
many other things He marries for these
alone nine times out of ten The chil
dren of this union have all the rights of
full bloods In time the squawman be
comes rich getting all the money from his
Indian wife and the half breed children
when wife and children are cast off and
then the squawman comes back to enjoy
his white mans prerogatives Secretary
Hitchcock has decided that a squawman
can acquire no Indian rights at all He is
simply a white man married to an Indian
Gen Fred D Grant recommends the
strengthening of our forces and extending
of our military foothold along th Mexi
can border He says that Mexico is wak
ing up to the requirements of the situa
tion in suppressing lawlessness and that
the United State should keep pace with
It Is reported that wireless telegraph is
the only hope for Alaska St Michael
and Cape Nome are to be thus connected
Cables and land wires are impracticable
on account of natural difficulties A cable
once joined those -two points but icebergs
which swept the waters of Norton Sound
cut the cables and fullv demonstrated that
this method of communication would never
bo practicable The conformation of the
shore line makes telegraph lines equally
Members of the District National Guard
who are emplojed in the Government
Iniiting Utlice can do what other people
cannot They can draw two salaries from
the United States Government They can
diaw their salaries as employes of the G
I O and nt the same time draw pay as
members of the District National Guud
when in annual encampment The Comp
troller of the Trpisurj has so decided
On the four sides of the Sherman statue
are bronze placques representing notable
scenes in the General s histoiy One repre
sents the battle of Missionary Ridge and
Jen Bovnton says that that is a most ex-
tiaordinirj faithful repiesciitation of the
ground over winch Shermans men fought
Another represents the battle of Atlanta
July 22 1804 a third shows the army in
bivouac with Gen Sherman according to
his custom walking un and down in front
of a camp lire while the sentry detailed to
stand in front of his tent has been ordered
to sit down and rest and has gone to
sleep The fourth represents the begin
ning of the march to the ca with
man sitting on bis horse the troops march
ing alongside of him and the burning city
in the background
The Society of the Army of the Ohio
held a meeting last week to make arrange
ments for the uuvniling of the Sherman
statue with Capt George ltedvvay Chair
man and J Friisc Richard Secretary
Committees were appointed and general
piogress made The annual meeting for
the election of officers will be held at the
Ebbitt House Thursdaj evening Oct 15
at 7 oclock
The Navy people certainly have the
courage of their convictions Secretary
Moodv proposes to ask Congress for over
100000 000 for 1104 and li05 Last year
he asked for SS11 00S4Gi and got
The Oidnance Bureau of the War De
partment is also quite liberal in its le
qiiese and will ask for SISOOOOOO for ar
tillery particularly heavy seacoast guns
The President has granted full and un
conditional pardon to George D Crosbj
and B F Crosbj convicted at Montgom
ery Ala for violation of the peomge
laws They were sentenced to imprison
ment for one jear and a day and have
been in prison since June 20 The Judge
who sentenced them recommended their
pardon and the President says that the
prisoners have undergone the humiliation
of imprisonment in the penitentiary the
sting of condemnation by their neighlors
and wide publicity for their climes Their
families are destitute and the President
thinks that all the good that can be secured
by their trial and conviction has accrued
For some reason not so far discovered
Washington is a suicide center There are
certainly enough blasted hopes and blight
ed aspintions in tins hotbed ot political
ambitions to induce men to end their lives
but it is not this class who seem to kill
themselves Most of the self slayers are
men who havo had no connection with
politics or public life Up to date 40 per
sons have killed themselves in Washing
ton this j ear an average of six per month
which eclipses any former record Physi
cians have been studying the epidemic but
so far have not found any central causp
The men and women were just tired of life
for some reason or another and killed
themselves About the only generalization
that can be made is that hot weather is
more productive of this thing than the
colder months While there were only two
suicides m January three in February
and six in March the warm weather of
April raised the number to 10 in the rainy
days of last May it fell to three then
to rise to six in June in July seven in
August eight and four so far in Septem
ber In the past 10 years the average
number of suicides has been about 33 per
Dr II W Wiley the head of the Chcm
istry Division of the Agriculture Depart
ment is back from a trip to Europe full
of plans and theories for new work It
will be remembered tint last year he con
ducted the Poison Cafe at which n
number of volunteers boarded All the
meats they ate were those which had been
preserved with chemicals according to the
methods said to be in use bv the packers
in America Oct 1 he will begin another
experiment as to the liealthfulncss of
wines and beers which nro preserved by
salicylic acid The facts are that both the
wines and beers are so preserved in Europe
for transportation to this country and the
progress of this experiment will be
watihed with interest Germany and
Franco have been so fresh as to our
meats fruits etc that it will be a pleas
ure to have some stunning developments
as to the character of their expoits Dr
Wiley savs that one of the leading wine
experts of Europe told him that the Amer
icans got little beyond tho labels in the
wines that they purchase Very little of
the wine that comes to this country is
rpally the vintage indicated by the labels
Almost anything else was substituted for
this The same is told of the Scotch whis
ky which is n made up product intended
for the American market
The Labor Unions are making a very
strong campaign against bookbinder Mil
ler who was reinstated upon tho Presi
dents order and they are sending copies
of resolutions adopted by the Bookbinders
Union declaring that Miller has outra
geously violated every moral and in two
instances the criminal law that he has
broken every obligation to his Union and
has been tried and found guilty of fla
grant non unionism
Silver seems to be going down a little
again A couple of weeks ago the Treas
ury Department paid 58 27 cents an ounce
for 300000 ounces for the Philippines
Last week the Director of the Mint bought
73000 ounces at 5793 cents
Senator Redfield Proctor of Vermont
fell into the hands of the law while hunt
ing in New Hampshire last week and was
brought before a Justice of the Peace at
Croiden and fined 10 and costs 1750
Tor having killed a raccoon in violation of
the game laws He pleaded guilty and
said he did not know any better
Senator Dubois of Idaho is planning a
little spectacular entertainment for the
coming session of Congress in a deter
mined effort to unseat Reed Smoot Senator-elect
from Utah Senator Duboiss
purpose is understood not to be the unseat
ing of Smoot eo much as to reopen the old
Mormon fight He claims that through
their assistance the Republicans carried
the State in 1902 and insured the return
of a Republican to succeed Heitfeld He
proposes to exclude the Mormons from
politics and will therefore revive the old
test oath
This was precipitated by the Treasury
Department calling for the resignation of
John W Cunningham U S Assayer at
Boise with the intention of appointing as
his successor H Smith Wooer who was
a Mormon Bishop and resigiii upon ad
vice trom Washington that he was to re
ceivo the appointment This has developed
a faction among the Idaho Republicans
ed by W E Borah who was the leading
rival of Jndgo Hcyhiirn last season when
the latter was elected Senator It charges
that the change is made in return for the
Mormon votes
Senator Dubois says that the Mormons
will take charge of the politics and State
affairs in Idaho The Idaho Mormons
are not free agents and should not be al
lowed in American politics
The test oath which was required in
Idaho for many years compelled every
voter to take an oath that he was not Hy
ing in a state of polygamy and did not
owe nllcgiance to an ecclesiastical power
superior to his allegiance to the State and
Nation Senator Dubois who was then
a Republican wasone of the leading ad
vocates for its repeal and he now wants it
retenacted on the ground that polygamy
more or less openPjrts carried on in the
Mormon colonies asditliat the Church has
violated its prqmne1not to enter politics
The Idaho Democrats -allege that the
Church supportedgjjlr Bryan in 1890
thinking that he vtetiUl be elected When
Brigham II- RobeftsIwas unseated they
say the heads of Jhp TJImrch entered into
a bargain with Senator Ilinnn to deliver
Idaho Utah and Wvoming to the Repub
licans for which Hanua promised that
thero would be no furthpr attempt to un
seat the 3IormoiiSLWha were elected to the
House or Senate JTljcre vprc 18 Mormons
in the last Legislature of Idaho and the
Speaker of the House was a Mormon It
is claimed that there was n deal then made
by which Standrod vrtio is a Gentile hut
very populu with he Mormons should be
elected as successor to Senator Dubois in
News has been received of the death at
his home in London Ky on Sept 10 of
Representative Vincent Borcing the only
Republican Representative in the Ken
tucky delegation He was born in Ten
nessee in 1830 but went to Laurel Coun
ty Ky where he was educated but at
the outbreak of the rebellion he enlisted
in Co A 24th Ky He was promoted to
First Lieutenant for gallant and merit
rious conduct and was so severely wound
ed nt the battle of Resaca May 14 1S04
that he was compelled to letire from the
service He returned home established
a newspaper and began active work for
the development of Mountain Kentucky
Ho held a number of County offices and
became the President of the National
Bank of London Kv and the Cumberland
Valley Land Co He was a hard worker
in the G A It and in 89 was elected
Commander for the Kentucky G A II
He was interested in the Methodist
Churh and represented his section nt sev
eral General Conferences He was elected
to mip 5ith Congress and has been con
tinually re elected since In the last Con
gress ho was a member of the Committees
on Territories Pensions and Punting
The opposing heads of the tickets in
Ohio are both men of strongly muked per
sonality The Republican candidate Col
Myron T Hcrrick is a tall handsome
nthletic man in the prime of life with a
wealth of curly brown hair and a hand
some moustache strong jaw and fastid
ious as to his clothes He is genial
invariably polite and oiiciliating but
there is under this a spontaneous
Col Mybojt T IIcnnicK
i i
ery and courage ithat makes men beware
of crossing him or getting in his way lie
began life as a Wlain awkward country
ooy inugiii a country scnooi anu som din
ner hells to farmers to support himself
while getting an education He went to
Cleveland in 1875 entered upon the piac
tice of law diverged into banking and be
came a great financier His operations
were characterised by great boldness and
instantaneous decisions He has- accumu
lated a great fortune and one of his enter
prises is the Cleveland Electrical Illumi
nating Company which supplies light for
the city Ho loves good music good books
and good paintings plays golf and has a
passion for automobiling When Maj Wil
liam McKinley then Governor of Ohio
was forced into bankruptcy Col Hcrrick
headed the list to make good his losses
and a strong friendship sprung up be
tween the two which led to Mr Hcrrick
being appointed on the Governors staff
which gave him the rank of Colonel nis
debut as a public speaker began with the
operations of the Salvation Army in which
he is a firm believer and supporter
Tom Johnson the Democratic candi
date is as different from Col Herrick
as can be imagined He also was born
poor in a little town in Kentucky and at
the age of 15 began to work as a clerk
in a street railway office Then he went
to Indianapolis bought out a little street
car line and made money out of it He
was next heard from in tho Tohntown
Steel Company which had a practical mo
nopoly of the manufacture of street car
rails which he controlled by his patents
He stuck to this business as long as he
had the monopoly but when other patents
began to supersede his he jumped the bus
iness and went to promoting street car
companies obtaining valuable franchises
in Brooklyn Cleveland and Detroit There
as a means of opposition lie reduced the
fares giving the workmen three cents
for morning and evening hours and gained
greatly in notoriety He sold out his lines
to bis competitors at a handsome profit
Then he went to Cleveland A low fare
was not his card to play there consequent
ly be would have none of it not even the
lb mli
nil nr
ill i
t oi o
AiSsHSl Wtsn
Tom riBJohNsoN
modification of six tickets for a quarter
Again he sold out and got profit with
which he put lines in operation in Brook
lyn In 1891 he began bis political career
as a candidate for Congress against Theo
dore Burton and made whit 1 wind speeches
full of humor wit and good nature and
bnt little else -
They caught the fancy of the people
against Burtons solid addresses and
Johnson was elected He became friends
with Henry George and a devotee of his
single tax idea He was elected Mayor of
Cleveland and began a tax crusade
against the -corporations which made a
great deal of talk in the papers and prom
ised large results bnt dd not begin to Dan
out at all as he had promised and the city
was sunstautiaily without funds with
which to carry on public work He re
vived the three cent fare idea and made a
great deal of talk about that but when it
came to a showdown he did not even come
in to bid for the franchise of the Toad that
he promised to build Ho drew attention
from this fizzle bv raising n racket about
the Electrical Illuminating Co which ho
claimed was robbing the people tie in
tended this as a blow at Ilnnna and Her
rick and pioposes to have the city build
its own power Johnson is a short heavy-
set man with round laughing face and
electric manner when he is on the stand
Ho is au automobile enthusiast and last
icar toured the country in n big red auto
mobile with a tent m which ho held his
meetings He has one story which he al-
wajs tells in his speiches It is
about the County Auditors and their
passes over the railioads which he says
reminds him of a friend who wanted to
take a trqf to California but found it cost
him 75 Another friend n minister
wanted to go and got a ticket for one half
rate and still another sent a hog to Cali
fornia and got it throngh for S3 but the
Comity Auditor beat even the hog since
he rode for nothing II lives in neof
the finest mansions on Euclid Avenue and
is ostentatious as to his maimer of living
He disc aided ail thp old Democratic lead
ers and formed a party of his own in
which they have no share and has only
lately been taken up by Brjan
The Maryland Democratic Convention
adopting the managers slate nominated
Edwin Warfield for Governor Dr Gor
don T Atkinson of Somerset County for
State Comptroller and William Shepard
15 ron Jr of Baltimore for Attomej
Jcneral The platform confines itsef to
State issues The most important plank
declares that the political destinies of
Maryland should be shaped and controlled
by the white people of the State but all
purpose was disclaimed to injustice to the
colored people
Dr A A Ames the convicted ex Major
of Minneapolis applied for a new trial on
the ground that new evidence had been
found but the Judge decided against him
Gen Samuel A MacAIhster Consul at
Buhados West Indies died there Sept
13 He was born in Philadelphia in 1840
and enlisted in the 1st Del in 1801 serv
ing tluoiighout the vvar in that regiment
and coming home n First Lieutenant He
was Assistant Collector of Internal Reve
nue studied law and was admitted to the
bar anil eJtcted City Solicitor of Wilming
ton Del At one time he was President of
the Wilmington Institute and had coin
man I of the Deb ware National Guard
President McKinlev appoiutul him Consul
six j ears ago and he was very active car
rjing relief to the sufferers of the Mount
Iclce disaster for which he teceivod the
thanks of the people of Birbados
Lieut Geoigc C Shaw 27th U S an
officer who has risen from the ranks so
distinguished himself recently in the Phil
ippines that he has been recommended for
i Medal of Honor for leading a charge on
Fort Pitacu and for gallantry in other ac
tions He led the charge on the fort and
was met by a severe fire which killed one
of the men by his side and wounded oth
ers but the attack was sU sharp that the
Moros surrendered losing 100 killed and
wounded Among the killed were two Sul
tans nine Dattos and two pjndites or
priests all being prominent people in that
section In addition to the prisoners there
were 10 guns CO rilles and about 100
kreeses spears etc Lieut Shaw served
as First Lieutenant in the 1st D Ciii the
Spanish War and then enlisted as a priv
ate in the 27th U S
Chaplain John P Cliiihvick who was on
the Maine when she was sunk and distin
guished himself by his courage and ready
helpfulness has resigned in order to re
sume his priestly duties in the Church It
is said that he will be given an important
ppiish in New York Citv
John Clark Cooly died at Oswego Sept
5 aged 81 He served in the patriot vvar
in Canada in 1S3G and conducted the Ma
rine Hospital at Oswego dining the rebel
lion He was Canal Collector under Govs
Cleveland and Hill
Gen Edward E Bryant a gallant ex
soldier and long a prominent citizen of
Wisconsin died en route to his home from
Montreal Canada Aug 11 He was bur
ied at Madison Aug 14 with imposing
ceremonies Besides being a loyal soldicr
Gen Brjant was an eminent jurist and
the author of many standard works on le
gal subjects Gov La Follett said in a
brief tribute His learning and ability
as a Iawjcr writer and teacher his dis
tinguished career us a soldier and in public
life and his rare social gifts have pro
foundly and lastingly impressed his strong
personality upon the State which he loved
and conspicuously served from time to
time for almost half a century
Rev Sam Jones the famous evangelist
illustrates that the days of muscular Chris
tianity have not passed He has had sev
eral fistic encounters in the course of his
career and gcneially came off first best
He was hardly so lucky in an encounter
in Carters ville Ga last week He had
criticised tho Postmaster for selling wine
and threatened to report him to President
Roosevelt saying that the people of Car
tersville would both prefer a decent negro
to hand out their mail to a dirty dog who
was using his official position to sell wine
The Postmaster met the evangelist on the
street the net day and promptly landed
a blow in his face which Jones answered
with a whack in the Postmasters eye
Both were bleeding when they were sep
arated Jones said that the only thing
that hurt him was his fist It looks as if
the Postmaster however had bared his
neck for the official ax
There is thought to be trouble in store
for Col Robert C Kerens of Missouri in
the investigation started by Attorney-General
Crow into tho methods employed by
Kerens tosccurethe Republican nomination
last January for United States Senator
A number of witnesses have been sum
moned before the Grand flury to testify in
the matter
Post 5 of Lynn Mass claims the honor
of having the youngest and oldest vet
erans in the Grand Army upon its roll of
membership The youngest member is
William A Hammond who was born in
Boston Nov 4 18j2 and enlisted Nov
27 1SG3 when 11 years old as messenger
boy on the tngatc Ticonderoga He was
later transferred as drummer boy on the
gunboat Miiumee and was in both the at
tacks upon Fort Fisher at the capture
of Wilmington and at the fall of Rich
mond being discharged June 17 1SC5 The
oldest member is Edward I Gcldsmoth
now in his 94th year
Tho news from Chicago in relation to
Comrado J W Burst is much more favor
able He seems to be recovering and has
so far improved that he has been able to
leave the hospital and go home where his
good wife and children will nurse him
Gen George Bohan Wright died at his
home in Columbus Ohio Sept 3 He was
in his 88th year Ho was born in Gran
ville Ohio and worked on a fmm until
he went to the college whence begrad
uated studied law and practiced it in
Newark until he became a railroad attor
ney and then a receiver
At the beginning of the war he entered
the Quartet masters Department as Lieu
tenant and was promoted to the rank of
Brigadier General became tho Quartermaster-General
of Ohio and served as
such through the war He was commis
sioned Colonel of the 100th Ohio but his
services were too valuable at home to be
allowed to go into the field At tho con
clusion of the war he became Commission
er of Railroads for tho State of Ohio and
held that office through three terms giv
ing it up to become Vice President of the
Atlantic Great Western Railroad He
retired from business in 1SS7 He was a
member of the Loyal Legion of the G A
It and the Sons of the American Revo
The remains of Maj Cen William II
Penrose were given a grand military fun
eral at Salt Lake Sept 4 under the direc
tion ot the U A It A battalion of the
Regnlar Army with the Posts of the G A
R formed an escort and the Governor and
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all the otllcers of the State attended At
the grave Comrade M JI Ivaighn made a
btief eloquent speech praising the serv
ices of tho dead soldier and his -virtues as
a citizen a man and a friend
Dr IV Godfrev Hunter onco Represen
tative from Kentucky and later U S
Minister to Guatemala and Honduras has
announced his candidacy to succeed the
late Representative Vincent lioreing
Gen Xelson A Miles is going into the
Texas oil business on a great scale lie
has an option on nearly 0000 acres of oil
lands in southern Texas within a mile of
tidewater and has gone out there to inves
tigate the matter He is the possessor of
a secret process of solidifying oil into
coal which he thinks has many millions
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It Now Threatens to Desert and Kuin Green
The people of Greenville Miss an im
portant cotton port and the principal town
in the rich Yazoo recion are much alarmed
at the probability that the Mississippi
River will cut across the neck opposite in
Arkansas and leav e it 15 or 20 miles away
from the river Greenville is on the east
ern end of a long loop of over 25 miles in
Mississippi and across the neck of which
tho distance is less than a mile By
ing tho cut tho river with shorten itself
25 miles and it has been making every
evidence of its intention to do so Every
time there is a big flood it cuts out scores
of largo holes across the neck preparatory
to cutting through a new channel
The trouble is as what to do to prevent
this An effort was made to have the
Secretary of War to build a levee but he
declined on the ground that the appropria
tion was exhausted The btate ot Missis
sippi and the town are even more impo
tent because the levee will have to be built
in Arkansas The State of Arkansas re
fuses to do anv thing because the ground
through which the river will cut is of little
agricultural value and not worth the ex
pense An effort is now being made to
have the Mississippi Levee Board take
charge of some work which the United
States has been doing and thus release
enough money to allow the Mississippi
Commission to build the desired levee
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District Attorney Jerome has come out
in an astonishing declaration against the
candidacy of Mayor Low for re election
He says that the people will not give more
than half hearted support to him because
of their dislike for him The weakness of
Mayor Low is due to egotism self-complacence
and constitutional limitations
Mr Jerome feels that Lows candidacy is
hurting tho President who is his personal
friend and will injure Roosevelt in New
York w here many who are opposed to him
politically want to vote for him
The Iowa sore has broken out afresh
and very bitterly in the discovery that the
anti Cummins faction has flooded the
State with tho address of Representative
Robert Cousins at the State Convention
which denounced the Governor and plat
form severely AH of the Postmasters and
Republican County officials have been sup
plied with copies tor distribution it is
not apparent however that the State
Committco had anv thing to do with this
Tho office holders of Alabama are much
interested as to the calling to Oyster Bay
of Collector Joseph Thompson of Birming
ham who is one of the referees for dis
tributing patronage of the State It is
expected that ho will be joined at Oyster
Bay by Mr W P Aldrich and Mr
Charles Scott who are the other referees
and that they will take up the whole sub
ject of appointments in Alabama with the
Edwin Warfield of Howard County
Md who has been nominated by the
Democrats for Governor of Maryland be
longs to one of the oldest families in the
State and lives on the farm which has
been in the family for generations He
has been a member of the State Senate
and was appointed by President Cleve
land Survevor of the Port of Baltimore
Ha is President of tho Fidelity Deposit
Co of Maryland
The Maryland Republican Convention
met in Baltimore Sept 17 and nominated
Stevenson A Williams for Governor
George Whitloek of Baltimore for Attorney-General
L B P Dennis of
Somerset County for State Comptroller
The platform adopted praised the record
of the Republican party in National affairs
and that of ex Governor Lownes in State
matters and denounced the Democracy
for disfranchising tho negro Mr John B
Hanna will probably be the Chairman of
the State Committee which is not or
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