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VOLUME LIII. MACON, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, JULY 4, 1903. NUMB Eli 35. TTjmL? ,,llk.,V, ll ff BEACON KSSWSH 7 M A Unique Celebration By P. H. LANCASTER. S LANCE crossed the lawn he was hailed by a chorus of anxious voices: "Come help us, Lance. Please come." lie shrugged his rather heavy shoulders, and came slowly toward the group under the cedars. "What's up?" he asked, lazily throwing himself upon a teat a little apart from the rest, and leaning for , ward to bend Hhe fijq, down with ,hiA, stiff-brimmed straw hal. lie did not look at anyone as he put the question, but the young Creole re plied: "It's Cedonl." "I have nothing to do with it," corrected Cedoni, whose vivacity and fun had vanished when Lance ap proached. "Ah, but you sold it must be some thing different this year." "Oh, ifa your Fourth of July cel ebration, is it? The same old cry. You are tired of barbecues and re gattas and fish fries and sunstrokes. You expect me to help you with such a conundrum?" Lance spoke with good-natured impatience, but he .did not look up. "Why not ignore the Fourth? Not have any celebration at 11? That would be quite a novelty for this hot-bed of patriotism." His last words were drowned in a clamor of indignant protests. "We are going to read the Declara tion," insisted the Creole, who was the orator of the town, "but how, and where?" Lance dropped his hat into the grass and stared at it. He was think ing of a curious dream he had had the night before, and spoke aloud ab sently: "By torchlight, upon the wa tor." Such being the words he had HE WAS THINKING OF A CURIOUS DREAM HE HAD HAD. seen in his dream upon the magical leaf at the fountain of Castalia. The party of young folks received them with joyous acclamation. "Go on, Lance, you have made' a grand beginning. Now, when?" Lance lifted his head and looked at Cedoni: "At midnight, when the clock strikes 12." ji "The orncle lias spoken," cried the young Creole. "Why look so mysti fied, my friends? We will have a floundering party on the night of July the third. At midnight we col lect around the torches read the Declaration, make speeches, sing songs in short, celebrate the glori ous Fourth. There will be no smell of burning meat, no din of cannon, no sunstroke. Only dewy coolness of early morn, dancing lights on gleam ing waters, poetry, music " "Yes," interrupted a practical mem ber, "and after we are through with all that, we can take our flounders on shore and have a fish fry." "Yes, indeed! And then we could .dance on the beach to the musio of a fife." "In our wet clothes. That would be a floundering party, sure enough." "Nonsense! We would have tents." "Oh, oh! We might as well have lemonade and peanuts." "No! We'll use the bath houses" "But where will the flag come In?" "Let's print the Invitations on flags." "We could have little flags fastened to our spear staffs." "Oh, there'll be flags to burn." And by dint of interjeotion, ex clamation and explanation, the crude idea was developed, and invitations re solved upon to a unique celebration of the Glorious Fourth; one that was to be patrlotio in the extreme, and yet avoid heat and sunstroko, dazzle and dust. Through It all Lance sat staring at his hat in the grass, and thinking in his sober, sturdy way. Of course, It was only because he had been reading "Ben Hur" that he dreamt of the priest and the fountain and the magical leaf. But the answer to his question: "How and where would happiness come to him?" had been: "By torchlight, on the water." Why Bhouid those words, of all oth ers, have appeared upon the drip ping leaf? lie grew nervous when Cedoni was urged to join the party, and 'l'cn ahe consented he got up TEE FOURTH 0 A beautiful custom In London, which has been touehingly described by writers from this side, is one which Americans have established in memory of distinguished men of this country to whom a niche of honor has been accorded in Westminster abbey. On the Fourth of July they go to the abbey and hang wreaths of flow ers or immortelles on the busts of Lowell, Longfellow, and the great American inventor, "Count Rumford, who wns ennobled because of bis services to science. Other celebrations of the Fourth nre held on ship at sea, in remote col onics where a few homesick people A Hi and walked away, feeling weak and unnerved through the whole of his big, brawny frame. "I'll do it," he muttered, "If I live until the Fourth. , At any rate," hr added, after a pause, "I'll be done with this sickening uncertainty." By which it may be inferred that Lance was1' not in a very hopeful mood. He wus in a still less hopeful mood when he joined the flounderers upon the momentous night. Cedoni wa flirting with the orator, who carried her basket, and threatened to grow sentimental. It was a large party, and a gay'one; the long . line of torches, the fleshing waters and laughing voices, Bhouti of triumph, CEDONI FELT A STRONG HAND UPON HERl AKm. ejaculations of dismay. Over all the eternal stars brooding peacefully above the trivial toils of man. Lance splashed along with dogged determination, spearing flounders, and saying nothing. He would say some' thing presently while the speeches were being made. After they went ashore the orncle would be void. He saw no hope of a word with Cedoni until the orator should be called to attend his public duties. Even then she would probably be invited inside the circle or light. But lie would see that she did not go. Like all quiet men, when a deed was once deter mined upon, Lance expected to carry it through. He had not an idea what he would say only that Cedoni should stay and listen. So it hap pened that when the grand stand a bay of shallow water was reached. and the torch bearers began to cir cle around the speakers, Cedoni felt a strong hand upon her arm. "You wish something?" Her tone was distant, as it had been ever since he reproached her for that bit of idle gossip. . - "I wanted to speak to you," Lance replied, quietly. "Well?" "After the speeches begin."- "You must excuse me. I am to sing the opening song." "I can't excuse you." "You must!" But he held her arm firmly and silently, while the circle closed and the song began. "Do you consider this courteous?" she asked, indignantly. "I wanted to speak to you," he re peated, quietly. "Well, speak for " The notes of "America" swelled out and drowned her wordH. Hundreds of voices sing ing under the stars, and the music floated far nwny over the silent wa ter. It was soul-inspiring, yes, was more "than that. - -Lance leaned over Cedoni. "I love yon, dear." His strong voice was a little huRky. Did Bhe hear? She stood by him until the AND SO THEY CELEBRATED THE FOURTH. orator's tones rang out, and then Bhe moved. "Wait," he said. "Did you hear?" "Yes," she answered, steadily. When the second speaker camo for ward, Lance spoke again, quietly. He was not pleading, only stating a fact. This suspense is killing me," Cedoni's spear fell into the wator with a splash. She cnught the big, unsteady hand in both her own, and kissed it. Far awny.wns cheering, and torch light and song, but here upon a log half-sunk in the sand sat two lovers talking of well, a dream-, a fountain and a leaf. And so they celebrated the Fourth. Wns the manner unique? Minneapolis Housekeeper. JVLY IN LONDON visit one another and spend the da; in bewailing their banishment from home, and p prison yards, where the wrong-doer sees the beauty of free dom, in penitential mood, and in the hospitals among the sick, the mo notony of whose existence is varied by the Bolnce of patriotism. But, after all. It is the children's day, by a large majority. 'I?nh' i?or the Fourth of July! Detroit Free Press. . . , " Their Chief Rl!anri. . AHhouKli th Olorio'i 1'ourth may t One hundrnl In the .:n, For or,itor ihrre stlli rill be Tha nfiaile of Wmt? Kioa. Urooklyn L1J. 1 -.mrm if ' ill! ' . Mississippi State News 1 - ( Had Hit Rooster. I Jailor Morris of Bankin county is very much puzzled over a mysterious happening in his lau last week. A negro prisoner was found sitting in his cage one morning tenderly nurs ing a big one-eyed rooster which he requested the jailer to have killed and cooked, for him. lo declined to tell how he .had managed to get the rooster, and as there were no vis itors in the jail that day it is im possible to fathom out the mystery, The fowl was too large to fly in be tween, the bars, and even had it done a. ould not have been4",Ued through the bars of the cage. The negro had his chicken, but stoutly declared that he would never tell how he got it. They Want Money. The Prohibitionists of Mississippi are finding themselves sorely in need of money to conduct the campaign for statutory prohibition, and an ap peal has been issued to the friends of the cause to raise a fund of $1, 000 for immediato use. The cam paign committee desires to get out a large amount of circular matter to counteract the effects of the liter ature being distributed by the Na tional Liquor Dealers' Association, and also to conduct the campaign of inquiry among the legislative candi dates to'ascertain if they are friend ly to the proposition to submit a constitutional amendment to the people at the regular election in No vember, 1904. Gulfport Still Grows; Another new wholesale grocery company has closed the contract for a site at Gulfport, and in a few days the company will be incorpora ted. It is one of the largest firms yet to locate there. The building will be 90x250 feet, built of brick, three stories high. S. H. Floyd, of Laurel, and E. L. -Simpson, of Me ridian, are among those interested. The Gulf & Ship Island is building a spur track that will go along the side of the building. The First Na tional Bank, in its quarterly state ment, shows, an increase of 50 per cent, in its surplus and undivided profits; also that its capital stock of $250,000 is allpaid up. Ball for Rodgers. TT IT IfoiWrs. the young, lawyer from Neosnoba county,- who In Oc tober, 1901, killed T. A. Byrd, brother of Congressman Adam Byrd, at Philadelphia, and who was tried last December and convicted and sentenced to imprisonment in the penitentiary for life, and whose case was recently reversed and remanded for a new trial, by the .supreme Court, was granted bail by Chancel lor McCool, at Macon last week, in the sum of $15,000. The action was the result of a habeas corpus pro ceeding before the chancellor, dod gers' failing health, due to his long and close confinement, being respon sible for the action of the court in allowing him bond. Hydrophobia Victim. A distressing death from hydro phobia occurred last week near Wa- tcrford, in Marshall county. Jones Brooks, a large planter, and twelve others, some of them members of his family, were bitten by a dog about a month ago. They secured treat ment from- a madstone owned by Ben Milam, but in Brooks' case it was not applied soon enough, Milam claims. Mr. Brooks was taken sick and the case developed a violent form, convulsions and other symp toms of the disease following until his death. Cornerstone Ceremony. The Cornerstone of the' new Tal lahatchie county courthouse for the Second district will be laid at Sum ner on July 3, the ceremony being conducted by Grand Master Thomas of the Masonic fraternity. A big barbecue and political picnic will take place on the same day, and all the State candidates have been in vited. Amory's New Bank, Splendid progress is being made on the farmers' and Merchants bank building at Amory. They ex pect to have one of the handsomest buildings in the city and will be open for business September 1. This bank has an authorized capital- of $50,000 and will add materially to the industrial development of Am ory and the surrounding country. Plans Not Favored. The press of the State devotes some space to criticisms of Congress man Humphrey s speech at Port Gibson, in which he favored a cut ting down of Mississippi's represen tation in congress providing a re peal is made of the Fifteenth amendment, it being contended that such a course is unnecessary, as nearly every Southern State has practically abrogated the Fifteenth amendment by restrictions on suf frage. The Hamburg Fire. ' Thus far Insurance Commissioner Cole has not been informed of hew developments in the Hamburg in cendiary fire which destroyed prop erty, valued at $12,000. The citi zens of; Franklin county have of fered rewards aggregating $1,100 for; tho arrest of the guilty parties. Various clues are being traced and it is believed that with some wcll-di- ccted work arrests, are sure, to fol low. A Geological Survey. - The agitation for a geological sur vey of the State is once more attract ing attention, and measures for this purpose will probably be intro duced at the next legislative session. Among many people it is not be lieved that Mississippi possesses mineral resources rendering it worth while to make this expenditure, but there is a general demand for the government bureau of geology to continue its soil survey in the State, which will result in practical good to the fanners by showing them the products to. which the vnsimiB soils are ucbi suiicu lur vuuivuuun. Builder Organize. The builders and contractors of Mississippi are to have a State or ganization for the purpose of look ing after mutual interests in all building matters. Prelimnnary steps toward perfect ing organization were taken in Jack son last week. The organization is to be known as the Mississippi Builders' Exchange, and another meeting will be held in Jackson on July 4 for the purpose of making a permanent organization. Notice has been sent out to all the contractors and builders of the State urging them to enroll as members. Lists Are Large. The various counties continue to boast of the largeness of their lists of candidates, and never before . 1 'Til nave sucn zormiaame arrays oi as pirants for county offices appeared in the political tilt-yard to measure lances. .Leake county is still in the lead with ninety-six candidates, and Calhoon is a close second with eigh ty-seven aspirants to her credit. In many counties the lists are so large that the election returns will not be ascertained fop .two or three days after the primary. First Oil Company. The charter of the first oil com pany ever organized in Mississippi will be presented to the governor for approval within a few days. It will . . be known as the Mississippi Crude Oil Company, domiciled at .Lnter- prisoj Clarke county, with a capital stock of $30,000. Well drilling ex periments are now in progress and the promoters are confident they lit -tttrik,. oil,. ' The Road Law. In answer to a ouerv from the board of supervisors of Oktibbeha countj', Attorney-General Williams has rendered an opinion that the collection of' a 1 mill tax for road purposes without authority of sec tion 11, chapter 119, acts of 1900, is illegal, and that the board must adopfc the contract road law before it can exercise any of the functions thereunder. Sample Ballot. Secretary Gordon, of the State ex ecutive committee requests the chair men of all the county committees to send their jiames and addresses to him at once. He Wishes to know to whom to send the sample ballots which will be prepared by the spe cial committee appointed last week. A prompt response will avoid confu sion and delay. The Whltecaps Again. The whitecaps have again broken loose in Amite county and the dep redation is attributed to a fresh ag itation of the negro question in that county. Unknown parties fired sev eral shots into the houses of two negro families on the Day place last week, and during the melee an old negro was seriously wounded. The authorities are making an investiga tion. Charged With Murder. ' Charlie Jones was lodged in jail last week charged with murdering Richard Itusscll at Lcland a few days since. Bussell had been a por ter of the Valley railroad's Leland branch. Reports from the scene of the killing state that Jones noticed Russell talking to his (Jones') wife, and pulling his gun fired, the shot proving fatal. Court Pretermitted. Judge Jeff Truly has pretermit ted the July term of the Wilkinson county Circuit Court.- The docket for the term was very small, and the action was taken because of the fact that the farmers need the time for tho cultivation of their crops. Uniform Text Books. The agitat'on for a uniform text book law is Incoming an important issue in the gubernatorial and legis lative campaign, and there seems to be a general demand for the enact ment of such a law. The last agita tion of this question was in the leg islature of 1900, when the house passed a uniform text-took bill by a vote of 88 to 23, but the'measure was defeated in the senate, where tho book publishers' lobby had been devoting its principal work. ' -v Vlcksburg Engineer Organize. A branch of the Marine Engi neers' Benevolent Association has been formed at Vicksburg with eigh teen charter members, with Walter T. Boob president and George Moit secretary. The membership will em brace engineers from Yazoo City, Natchez, Greenwood and other con tiguous river points, and tin ex change will bo established at Vicks burg. (SOUTHERN GLEANINGS, J Short llama of htnwil, Gus Adams, who killed "Bud Sullfc van. Was jailed at Jackson, Mis. Thomas Marshall, formerly of New urieans, died t Washington. D. C. The Alabama- Bar association met at Montgomery in annual convention. In Italian named Angelo, from New Orleans, attempted suicide at Blloxi Miss. The town of Tupelo, Miss.; baa con tracted for water works and a sewer age system. ' . . . John Allen was legally hanged at Sumner, Miss., for the murder of Isaiah Paine. A consignment of 15,400 pounds of wool was sold at Ocean Springs, Miss., lor m cents per pound. 'The Meridian Trust & Banking Co, has been prganlzed at Meridian, Mlss, with an authorised capital of $250,000. T.Vror!ip.1rt H-r. of the currency UuS" authorized theSrnst national bonk, ot Canton, Miss., to begin bust' ness. . John Neill, a white planter of Indi anola, Miss., was shot and fatally wounded by a negro who he detected stealing. The president has refused to par don Banker W. C. O'Netl, of Pensaco ln, Fla., who was sentenced to jail for contempt of court. Two Killed, One Fatally Wounded A shooting affray is reported from Grassey Springs, Tenn.: George Mabe and his son, Lon Mabe, attacked Charles Maxey, who married .George Mabe's daughter. It is claimed that the father and son precipitated trou ble with Maxey because of the latter' domestic affairs. When Maxey was attacked he was shot twice, and, it is claimed, he retaliated at once by kill' ing George Mabe, and then he took Mabe's pistol from the dead body and with it shot and killed Lon Mabe. Maxey is generally credited with hav ing acted in self-defense. Maxey may die. His wounds are very serious and are believed to be fatal. Ther Want to Know. The prohibitionists of Mississippi have addressed a circular letter to all candidates for the state legislature, asking if they are willing to submit to the voters a constitutional amend ment prohibiting the sale of intoxi cating liquors. Jury Couldn't Affree. The jury in the Jett and White trial at Jackson, Ky., failed to agree, and a mistrial was entered. The prisoners were transferred to the Lexington jail for safekeeping. Judge Iiedwine ordered a change of venue to Cynthi ana, Ky. A Total of Fifty-Five Yean. In t'ne United States circuit court, before Judge Jones, J. W. Pace, of U UiSactmenY?'"foiSn!a weTO pending, pleaded guilty to 11, and was sentenced to five yers in inch esse. Will Charter Ships. The Colored National Emigration & Commercial association at Mont gomery, Ala., adopted ft resolution fa voring the chartering of ships during the year 1904 for carrying colonies of negroes to the republic of Liberia. Thirty-Six Indictments. The grand jury of Hinds county, Miss., has returned 36 indictment against keepers of blind tigers and gambling places in Jackson. It is said church members are among the number. Rice Growers Meet. The Bice Growers' association of America held its regular monthly meeting at Beaumont, Tex. A commit tee was appointed to visit St. Louis in the interest of the proposed rice kitchen. Don't Want Leveea. A convention of land owners from western Kentucky and Tennessee met at Memphis and adopted resolutions protesting agn.inst the construction oi levees along the Mississippi river. Neatroea Poisoned a Spring. Negroes near Oxford, Miss., poi soned a spring on the plantation of Jim Butler, a white planter. His baby drank from the spring, and was saved only by desperate woi-k. Dollera Exploded. The boilers of the It. W. Hlntnn Cos planing mill exploded at Lumber ton, Miss., killing Primus Snow, the negro fireman, and doing considera ble damage. lfeirro Deaperndo Killed. Chester B. Smith, marshal of Laur el, Miss., was shot and dangerously wounded by Caleb Reid, a negro des perado. Keid was snot to ueatn Dy an officer. Won the Townaend Price. George W. Crawford, a negro of Birmingham, Ala., was awarded the Townsend prize at Yale university, New Haven, Conn., for the best ora tion. The Third Week In September. The trial of James H. Tillman, charged with the murder of N. G. Gonzales, will be held at Lexington, S. C, the third week in September. Annlston Next TLnte.' The Alabama Commercial Indus trial association adjourned at Mobile. Officers were elected and Anniston chosen ai the next meeting place. , Located at Bristol. The general offices of the Virginia Iron, Coal & Coke Co. have been re moved from Bradford, Va., to Bristol. A force of SO clerks is employed. Sheriff Avenue Depnty'a Death. Deputy Marshal Hall was shot down by Everett Baity, whom he was try ing to arrest, at Olive Hill, Ky. Baity waa then killed by Sheriff White. Girl Accidentally Killed. A stranger accidentally discharged pistol a Frankfort,. Ky., blowing off two of his fingers and killing Miss Rose Gardon. - ' .-nro Killed. A negro wm killed by a man nnmed Sullivan at Saratoga, Mis., in a fight iTwr a crap game.. I "Lieut.-Col." F. Seymour Barring ton, the Bogus English Lord, in a Bad Predicament. CHARGED WITH KILLING JOHN P. M'CANN, The Body of the Man Who Had Befriended . Barrlnarton Found In Quarry Pond at Bonflla, St. Louis County, Mo. The Fln- er Polnta to Bairlnston as the Mur derer. St. Louis, June 29. The body of J. P. McCann, who had been .missing from his home in St. Louis, has been found in a quarry on the St, Charles electric road .near a little station called'" Bonflls."" "Lord" V. Seymour Barrington is under arrest as a sus pect. He has made conflicting state ments, and Sunday, when police start ed with him to the scene of the crime, be said: "Vou might n well take me out and hang me now. You have enough against me already to justify you in doing whatever you like with me. Harrington's words were equivalent to admitting that the circumstantial evidence was a strong as it could be. Barrlnston Charsed With Murder. In a warrant issued by Justice Isaao W. Campbell, of De Hodiamont, F. Seymour Barrington is charged with the murder of McCann. The warrant was issued late Sunday night. It wns read to Barrington by Deputy Sheriff Bellnirs. Barrington made no com ment on the issuance of the warrant He had anticipated it. Justice Camp bell nnmed July 8 as the date for the preliminary examination. Barrington waived the hearing, however, rnd will await the action of the- St. Louis county grand jury. Identification by Mrs. meiann. "There's the sweetest man that ever lived." These were the words uttered by Mrs. James P. McCann, Sunday afternoon, as she looked upon the re mains of her husband as they lay un der the branches of a tall elm tree near the stone quarry into which they were thrown after murder had been committed. As she spoke, Mrs. Mc Cann swooned. When she revived she again looked at the body, and said it was that of her husband. The scene occurred at four o'clock. Lord" V. Seymour Barrington, ac cused of the murder of McCann, wns a witness to it. mere were a Hun dred or more other persons present. Barrington wns the coolest man 'n the crowd. He' Btood by the side of the corpse. Not a muscle in his body seemed to quiver. He neither pak-d nor did lie appear nervous. Just previous to Mrs. McCann s body from every potnf ofvicwv- B walked about it and leaned far down over it, as if to detect resemblance to his benefactor, McCann. At last he told the oflicers that he was unable to identify it as that of McCann. Later, however, he admitted to Chief Des mond that he believed it was Mc- Cunn's body. Bnllet Wound In Body. Sunday's developments revealed the manner of McCnnn's death. It waa due to pistol shot wounds in the head. There were two. Both bullets were recovered and the coroner and other officials said they had been fired from 38-cnliber weapon. The weapon found in BArrington's trunk nt Union station fired the same size cartridge. The unused Cartridges found by lit tle Martha Lang near the scene of the crime were of the same cnliber. The coroner also found three knife wounds on the head and neck. There was a shallow gash four inches long across the throat. Barrington Taken to Clayton, Late Sundrty night the St. Louis of ficers gave Barrington into tho cus tody of the sheriff of St. Louis coun ty, and ha was taken to the jail at Clayton, on a charge of murder. To Chief-of-Detectlves Desmond, who had "sweated" him at the scene of his al leged crime for two hours, Barring ton had admitted almost everything except that he killed McCann. He in sisted that the crime was not his, but he said he was willing to suffer for it if necessary and did not fear the future. ' . Burrlnfcton's Friend Arrested. Asa E. Mitchell, a representative of the "Water of Life" Co., with offices in the Mermod & Jaccard building, was arrestee, ai xi o ciock ounuuy night at No. 119 South Broadway in connection with tho McCann mur der. He admitted to Night Chief Gillas- py that he was the man who wrote the letter that was received at the McConn home on June 22, which Bar rington had addressed to himself. He also admitted that -he was the man who did the telephoning to Barring ton and Mrs. McCann In regard to Mc Csnn's supposed whereabouts. He admitted that he knew at the time that his acta were meant for the deception of Mrs. McCann, but that he did it purely out of friendship for Barrington. The arrest was mo.de by Detectives Woodling and Crimmins. Mitchell is being held for further Investigation. Patrolman Bryan, of the Eighth district, Sunday morning found a railroad pass in front of No. 3225 Olive street. The pass wns issued by the Wabash to Chicago and made out in favor of James P. McCann. It wns dated from June 6, and was good for 30 days. . The Body Exhumed. When the body of McCann wa ex humed shortly nftcr noon Sunday, a half-hundred persons were there to watch the work. The grave had been dug about two hundred feet from the point where the body was found in the qunrry. The remains were in an ordinary pine box and were in a bad ly-decomposed condition. Evidence Analnst Barrlnarton, A. fnotormnn and conductor testify that Barrington and McCann got off their car on the St. Louis, St, Charles & Western railway on the night that McCann disappeared not 200 yards away from where McCann's body wns found. Tho conductor and motoimnu heard shots and 0 man's agonUed cry. Hi HMD lUliULIl for help few momenta after the two men disappeared in the darkness. Barrington admitted to Chief Des mond that he had gone out on the car with McCann and that he bad walked back himself. He would not explain McCann' disappearance, con tradicting himself frequently. , Tell-Tale Diamond. McCann's gold watch and diamonds were found on Barrington. Barriiur- ton wore McCann' hat when he reached home. At nine o'clock the next morning Barrington entered the McCann home weary, bruised and muddy, and hi clothes were blood stained. Barrington admits that he wrote the note after McCann' disappear ance, and purporting to come from McCann, stating that tha latter was well and in the hand of friends. A revolver waa found in Barring ton's trunk, the caliber being the same as that of the cartridges picked up near where McCann's body wa found. ' - a........' :.,'.',.,J,...;i Statement By the Bosna Lord. "I am innocent of the crime. As I sit here, I am Innocent. I did not know that McCann was dead until waa arrestcjl. I was never at Bon tils station, but I was unconscious for a long time after the fight in Suburban garden. McCann and his wife often had trouble,, and I sometimes took Mrs. McCann's part. On one occasion, after they had a scuffle, I bathed Mrs. McCann's eyes. McCann was often in trouble with people, and I often took his part. He received many threait ening letters, but I do not know who wrote them. One letter threat ened him if he did not pay to the writer $50. I don't know what it was about. If I had killed McCann I would not have gone back to his home, for I would have known that his body would finally be discovered." "Lord" Barrington mode the follow ing statemennt soon after his arrest: Barrinfrton' Criminal Reeord. Barrington is charged with having committed many crimes in England, where it is asserted that his name is Frederick Neville Barton. His aliases have been Sir Frederick Suydenham Burgoyne, and other nobility and military titles. His positive record is Born in Brigton, England, in 1858. Arrested at the age of seven for setting fires in Tunbridge common Tunbridge Wells, England. At 18. sentenced to ten years' servi tude in Dartmoor prison for burglary. Booty $2,000. Obtained pardon by forging docu ments when 22 years of age. Fled to America with letters forged to well-known persons. Lived high. Married Miss Celestln Miller Barton, of Brooklyn. Kepresented himself as Sir F. Suydenham Burgoyne. Took his bride to England, where he deserted her, leaving her penniless in a strange land. Arrested for forging pardon docu ments and embezzlement. Dartmoor prison. - Returned to America immediately on his release in 1901. . Wns in Philndelphia during 1902, where he married Miss Margaret Rnf ferty, a Canadian girl. Honeymoon terminated at Cincinnati, where he stole bride's trouseau and sold it. Served a workhouse sentence in St. Louis after marrying Miss Grace Cochrane, of Kansas City through fraudulent pretentions to wealth and title. M'CASVS HOMK IN LEXINGTON. Brother-ln-Law Leavea for St. Louis Take Charare of Remains. Lexington, Ky., June 29. James P. McCann, who was killed at St. Louis, was of a prominent family here. His father was a wealthy horsebreeder. Two sisters live near this city, and Sunday B. T. Hume, a brother-in-law, left for St. Louis to bring the re mains to Lexington. McCann' wife was Miss Callaway, of Owensboro, Ky. Two weeks ago he sent his sis ters photographs of himself, wife and F. S. Barrington. He was devoted to his wife. MEN CLEANING AWAY DEBRIS. Imall Army at Work at the Stock yard In Kama City Car CroH Kansas River. Kansas City, Mo., June, 29. Street cars crossed the Kansas river about noon Sunday, connecting the two Kansas Citys after aninterruption of exactly four weeks, caused by the great flood. Only one of the three inter-city street car lines Is in opera tion, and this one uses a temporary bridge. Armourdale is now easy of accesB, but Argentine will be cut off for weeks yet. There is still no wag on bridge across the Kansas river, but two will be completed this week. Six bridges are now in use, but only one is a permanent steel structure. In replacing the destroyed bridges stronger and higher roadways will be rebuilt, to withstand future floods. Otherwise the inundated district will be little changed. Fifteen hundred men and 300 teams worked in the stock yards Sunday, re moving mud and rubbish. It will cost $50,000 to clean the j-ards, and repair will requite a large sum. SALVATION ARMY DEDICATION. Senator llanna Preside at Cleve land, O., and Praise Work Done Under the Army' Banner. Cleveland, 0., June 29. A fine new citadel, to be used a headquarters for tho Salvation army in this city and vicinity was dedicated Sunday. Senator Hanna was chairman of tho occasion, and made an address of half an hour's duration. He spoke almost entirely of the work done by the army and praised it. He said that if he had time to preach he would help the Salvation army with his voice. Com mander Booth Tucker," in introducing Senator Hanna, said that he was a man who was well known and re spected in this country and England. Col. Myron T. Herriok spoke briefly in praise of the army' work. Among other visitors of special prominence at the dedication was Gen. S. B. M, Young, of the United States army, who i ft guest of Col. Herrick. Com mander Booth Tucker aid that the citadel in title city will be an inspira tion to tjjo army in other cltie to erect a simllpr structure. The prop erty i wort $100,000. w E Train Overturned and Three Hun dred 1 Passengers Thrown Tnto a River in Spain. WATERS WERE REDDENED WITH BLOOD. ranrteen Bodies Recovered from tho Wreckage sixty Paaen-era Seri ously Injured Railway Employ Caatht Bobbins; tha Dead and Narrowly Escaped Lynchlnc Madrid, June 29. Fourteen bodies and 60 injured person have been ex tricated from the wreck of the Bilbao train, which was overturned at Nejil la river. According to .official in formation 30 persona were killed and 60 others.. iflaljUWuidIany of the latter will die. Of the 300 pas sengers on the train it is stated that only six escaped unhurt. The train, which was composed of two engines and 10 coaches, was crossing the bridge when the couplings between the engines broke. The train fell 50 feet from the bridge to the river bed, the coaches piling up in a mass of splintered wood and iron work. The scene is described as horrifying. Many corpses were carried down the stream, which was actually reddened with blood. It was found impossible to extricate num bers of the injured who were pin ioned under the wreckage. A railway guard, was arrested in the act of rob bing the dead, and narrowly escaped lynching. It is believed that the officials underestimate-the number of killed, some accounts giving the number of dead as 100. The full extent of the catastrophe will only be known when the wreckage has been cleared away. FUED FIGHT IN KENTUCKY. One Man Killed and Two Seriously Injured In a Battle Over the Jett Case. Jackson, Ky.," June 29. In a feud fight near Dnisy Dell, Hiram Barnett was killed and John Henry Hecker end Joseph Hecker were seriously in jured. The men, With Samuel and Silas Barnet, met at the home of Miss Lelia Burns, niece qf Burns Fitzpnt rick, who was the only juror against the conviction; of Curtis Jett. While discussing the course of Juror Fitz patrick John Henry Hecker, the friend of Miss Burns, resented what was said, and all soon began shoot ing. There have been no nrrests, nnd no one can tell who fired the shots taking effect. STRANGE MAN FOUND DEAD. Committed Suicide In a Chlcngro Ho tel, With Over Two Hundred Dollar In Mia Pockets. Clucngo, June 29. Mystery sur rounds the identity of a stranger whose lifeless body was found, Sun day, in the Hotel Bismnrk. The man, who had registered as John D. Mun ger, Denver," shot himself in the right temple. Why he shot himself has not been discovered. In his pockets the police found $225, but tho closest search fniled to revenl any clew as to identity or motive other than that shown on the hotel register. The supposed Mr. Munger came to the hotel Inst Friday. He had no baggage and paid his bill before he went to the room. HARVEY LOGAN A FREE MAN. Pursuers of the Noted Train Robber Return Empty Handed to Knoxville, Tenn. Knoxville, Tenn., June 29. The posse of locnl officers who went, in pursuit of Harvey Logan, the train robber who broke jail Saturday, re turned Sundny empty handed, finding no trace of him after going several miles from the city. The sheriff's horse which he rode away arrived lame at the jail gnte Sunday morning, having found its way home. Judge C. D. Clark, of the United States district court, has ordered United States Dis trict Attorney Wright and Marshal Austin to make a rigid investigation of the escape. REIGN OF TERROR CHECKED. Evening; Church Service Held In Jackson, Ky., for the First ' Time In Months. Jackson, Ky., June 29. For the first time in many months evening church services were held here Sundny night. Prior to this time tha citizens were afraid to leave their homes after dark. Tom Tharp, who introduced the usual Saturday night shooting carnival, was arrested by provost guards after a two-mile chase, over the mountains. This incident had ft quieting effect Saturday night und Sunday. UPRISING IN CROATIA. Gendarmes Attacked by Armed Peasants at Ludbroec Pour of the Latter Killed. Vienna. June 28. The Neue Frel Presse publishes a dispatch announc ing that, armed neasnnts nttncKea tne gendnrmcs at Ludbroeg, Croatin, Fri day, whereupon the gendarme fired a volley, killing four men nnd wound ing others. The peasants elsewhere In Crontin, it is added, are rising In revolt. Mar tini lnw was proclaimed at Ludbroeg. RECOGNIZING THE KING. Italy, Roumanla, Krsnci and Ion. tonearo Congratulate Kin; Peter of Servla. Belgrade, Jun 28. The kings of Italy and of Koumnla and President Loubet of France and Prince Nicholas of Montenegro have added their con gratulation to those already received by King Peter from other rulers of states. These telegrams are regarded as constituting recognition of tha uovv ruler of Servia.