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A SCORE BREAK FOR LIBERTY. LIDS TUNNEL THROUGH AND UNDER WALL ROUND HOUSE OF REFUGE— FIFE ESCAPES. Trco Caught Swimming for Manhattan — Third Fights Keepers in Boat —Ijamont Circles Island with SeachUght — Keepers Fire Revolvers. More than a score of youths of the House of Refuse, on Randall's Island, tunnelled under and through the wall, thirty feet high and two feet thick, surrounding the building, yesterday afternoon, and five succeeded In escaping. A dozen others who were discovered submitted, •>nd seven who tried to get away were captured. Two bad swum almost to the Manhattan shore acroe* the kill. Two more were caught In Little jle!l Gate, into which they plunged: another was caught in the water trying to swim toward Ward's Island: another was caught hiding in the cornfield outside the House of Refuge, and the others ■cere raptured on the run. Nearly the entire force of keepers on the island was out after midnight this morning looking for the five youths ••■ '■■'■ escaped. X wooden shed had been built as a toolhouse and storehouse against the inside of the wall rorroundlng the House of Refuge. It contained a lor of digger** tools, such as picks, crowbars end other instruments. The leaders of the hand determined on yesterday noon as the time for the attempt- About twenty-five boys, their ages ranging from eighteen to twenty years, took part in the venture. At the noon hour they got Into the shed with out attracting attention. They immediately be pan to dip and prod and cut at the dirt and the •wall. Their attempt was successful, and in a Fhort time they had managed to dig out a big portion of the lower part of the wall. Other ji E <..' had dug a hole under the wall, and the escape was easy, so far as getting outside was concerned. • As ion as the hole was big enough to let one through, one of the leaders got down on his rtomach and crawled and dragged himself through with the aid of those behind, who gave him "boosts." He got up and ran with all his rr.jpht as soon as he was outside. Every youth in the shed followed, and in a Fhort time about twenty-five iver? outside the wall. A "tip" was given to all who wanted to escape. It was said that there were no scruples about letting every one know of the hole in the ■wall, as the conspirators believed that they vould not be betrayed by any of their com panion?. A score of youths got outside the wall and were on the run down the road and making for the water when the keepers on top of the wall, who are always on duty, discovered the break for liberty They gave the escape signal, a long, shrill whistle blast and then four short blasts. Then a bell in a tower was rung violently, and the entire force on the island was in a state of excitement. Keepers and attendants turned out from every building, and dozens fled to the prounds of the House of Refuge to take care of the boys who had not attempted to escape or who were not outside th* ground?. These v.ere at once quickly marched to quarters in side the building and locked in. and all the keepers who could be spared were put on the track of th* fugitive?. TROOPS GUARD DANVILLE. Two Killed and Twenty - tico Wounded in Saturday's Rioting. Danville. 11l . July 36.— Two killed and twenty two wooaded, the police station wrecked, the ooant* jail with few of its windows left unshat tered, the city in the hands of the State troops and a feeling of m and dread prevailing pverywh*re. is the situation following the race f laM night and early this morning. Many of the injured ar. at the hospital. Ar- are being made- for the funeral of Henry Gatterman. whe was sho* by the negro who was afterward lyn After daylight this morning there were rest wdfl r. th iid each surrounding . swell the crowds. There were many miner? in the Streets, ar.d great unrest threatening attltud" are reported from Westvflle, five mile? a* Early in th" morning Wilson, the negro as ■ i:' Mr; 1 Burgess, was secretly taken tha county Jail, but was returned shortly afterward. It was to lynch Wilson that the mob •rmed last night, but it was diverted from ta purpose by Che shooting of Gatterman. Four eamnaales of militia, arrived this mom ma Springfield, in reply to urgent requests • • the State officials. The troops marched utat hon» • the Jail, and camped. The str*e[ X w*> r < cleared. There -ullen threats heard, but do attempt at .tnreak was manifested during the day. -ht one hundred sentinels ar* patrolling treats in the Immediate vicinity of the • V< soldier carrying forty rounds of am- The two hundred soldiers here, it is ; . will prevent further outbreaks, for the • leaat Half of them will be on duty •ime. ■ Whitlork cays that he was the only iho shot int'> the mob. When the jail ■ I a sheriff said he became alarmed ! his wife and children, and con- I that he was Justified In shooting, though is carefu! to Shod only in the hnnds ..r citizen* say that the outbreak has ••■d by therr. for a long time, ss :l -- baa existed for several years be- I : oca and a certain class of wh mtbreaka have occur- LYNCHED WRONG NEGRO. impartial Mob May Now Lynch the Right One. p.t rsxacaAPß TO th: TRIBUNE.! Atlanta, Oa.. July L'«; .— Liberty County mob n hich followed through seven counties a negro, s-ujipofed to be "Ed" Claus, who assault ed Miss Susie Johnson, a young white woman, near Darien Junction, and then lynched him a «*«r Eastman, stringing him to a tree and rid dling him with bullets, though the negro pro- hi<= innocence, got the wrong negro after aH. Sow information has been received from l-^ri»-n Junction, where the .rime was commit ted, that Claw has been captured .-it a small station, and that officers have gone to get him. Oiaus was reared in the village where he is now held, and there can be no doubt as to his i<eing the !:ian wanted for the crime, and, conse quently, that an innocent man was put to death by chrr mob. There was great indignation esainpt 1 ■-. us. and if the citizen*, of Liberty County can get him, St is quite probable that he also v.iii be lynched. cry. E Y ery attribute of refined pleasure Is realized on Hudson River Day Line Trip. Muslc.-Advt. To. M orru T d^K f ?^.S-2o;?h o^;, w.nd.. NEW" YORK. MONDAY. JULY 27, 1903.-TWELVE PAGES.—^xi. 0 The leaders got a long way ahead of the others and made for the kill, from which the swim to the Manhattan shore would be only about a hundred yards. They plunged into the water on a dead run and struck out for the other side. Two of the keepers had espied them, and they ran for a boat, which they quickly put off. The two boys were swimming hard. With the effort and their excitement they exhausted themselves, and before they had quite reached the Manhattan shore the keepers had got up to them in the boat. The boys were glad enough to be taken out of the water, and lay in the bottom of the boat, defiant, but weak phys ically. They were taken back to the house, dried and locked up. Two other keepers espied a third boy making for the shore of ihe island which was nearest Ward's Island. He took a running jump into the water, and when he rose to the surface he struck out for a 200-yard swim for Ward's Isl and. A boat was easily obtained by these keep ers, and the lad's capture was easy, as he could not swim fast. He was plucky, and fought to keep the men in the boat off until they forcibly seized him and dragged him in. Another boy was seen running into the oorn fleld Just outside the House of Refuge, and k-;ep*-rs made a search there for him after the shore had been scoured. He was captured. Another boy made for the opposite side of the island, thinking to plunge into the water and swim to a boat which might pick him up. He was caught after a hard run by a keeper who had seen him. Two other boys ran for the shore, and were about to plunge into the water when they were captured. A dozen boys had run along the road for the west side of the island to look for boats in which to escape. Keepers easily surrounded these, who were the last out. and as their escape was hopeless they surrendered without resistance. No trace was found of the five boys who had escaped. Boats put out with two keepers in each, and the men rowed all around the island. They afterward searched the Manhattan shore, but without avail. Captain Irving Grace, of the Lamont, a city boat, hurried to the island and got his boat in readiness In a short time. All night long, with a searchlight, he ran the Lamont around the island, watching for the boys. He turned his light on every part of the shore and island, but saw no trace of the lads. Keepers with lanterns searched the island, fields and buildings all night, but up to early this morning the lads had not been recaptured. The escape caused a good deal of excitement among the other boys in the House of Refuge, and the keepers at first feared a general break for liberty. The keepers fired several shots over the heads of the escaping boys, and frightened a dozen into surrendering. Attempts to escape from the House of Ref uge have been frequent of late. MOB ATTACKS OFFICER. Pennsylvania Villagers Want to Lynch Railway Detective. Scranton. Perm., July 2fi.— An attempv to lynch John Peel, a Delaware, Lackawanna and Wfcetern Railway detective, was made last night at Foster by a crowd of the villagers, who were infuriated by learning that he had gained evi dence which would connect a score of families of the village with wholesale thievery of brasa and other junk from the railway company's property. Peel was attacked at a hotel while waiting for a train. When the mob rushed at him, with cries of "Lynch him!" the detective drew his revolver and began pulling the trigger, but there was something wrong with the mechanism, and the weapon missed fire. Peel gained the waiting room while the mob was shrinking before his revolver, and locked himself in. Word was t.-i egraphtd to this city, and a force of twenty five officers was hastily recruited to be sent to the detective's rescue. In the mean time a pas senger train, arrived, and the crew, acting undt-r telegraphic orders frum this city, quit the train and after a hard fight succeeded ir. getting the detective on the train. The ringleader of the mob is said to be one of the leading citizens of the town. It is alleged that because the detective had gained evidence in connection with the thieving which would disgrace the man and his son forever he gath ered the mob and led them in the murderous at tack. CRITICISES SECRET SERVICE. fBY TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBUNE. ' Montgomery, Ala.. July 26.— The action of the Secret Service Bureau In giving out certain in formation concerning the peonage cases on trial here has created much unfavorable comment among federal court officials. President Roose velt agrees with the local officials, according to a letter received by Judge Jones. Speaking of the matter to-day. Judge Jones said: "I had a letter from the President before any of the bitterness arose which has since been worked up. in which he concurred in the views I had expressed. Of the action of the Secret Ser vice people abroad, and 1 do not include In this any of the Secret Service men here, for they were not to blame and have conducted themselves with great discretion, be wrote: 'I shall at once com municate with the Secret Service people as you susrvst. Of course it was an outrage for them to give out information." " W. C. CAMPS FEIENDS NOW WEDDED. They. It Is Supposed, Were the Couple V/hom Dr. F. R. Morse Married. It is supposed that the couple who spent Satur day evening in the. Tenderloin looking for pome one who would marry them succeeded last night in having the ceremony performed. It was learned that the Rev. Dr. Frank it. Morse, of the Cavalry Baptist Church, had married a couple, hut be would not tell their names. On Saturday Bight a party ■■' three men. one of whom was recognized as \V. C. Camp, the husband of Blita Proctor Otis. applied to Di ftoughton, at th* Church of the Transfigu ration and be refused to perform th* ceremony on the ground that one of the f^tles. had^n divorced Th. party then tried to find a magistrate or some other lergyrna* f^-Pent several hours in the search. It is supposed that die hunt was continued to-day. until Dr. Morse was found. Mr. Camp was seen to leave he hotel where he is staying shortly before < o'clock, th« hour at which the marriage per formed by Dr. Morse took place and it is thought that he went to attend the uedding. The rumor last night stated that a man well known in society here was the would-be bride •'room but it now seems more likely that both l ' : V,V" <•;;;,, Tast night that the bride groom was E. H. Hoff. an insurance man of this city and a member of the Lambs, and the bride. Lucille Cheney of Denver. BODY FOUND IN SEWER. WOMAN WAS STRANGLED. Shoestring Tight Around Neck — Mystery to Mount Vernon Police. The body of a woman about twenty-six yeara old, a blonde, and good looking, was found yes terday afternoon In a newer pipe on the out skirts of Mount Vernon. The woman had a shoestring tied tightly around her neck, and there were finger marks on her throat which in dicate that she was murdered. The discovery of the body was made by two little girls who were out picking apples near Sixth-st., that city. In order to place the body In the sewer the murderer evidently had to break the pipe, and the theory is that the body was lowered to the hole with a rope. The woman was apparently a German. She weighed about 147 pounds, and was 5 feet 7 inches tall. She had large blue eyes and a prominent nose. Her nails had Just been manicured. The body was neatly dressed in a blue and -white polka dot shirt waist and skirt, with black stockings and patent leather ties. *Her hat was found about a hundred feet away. Coroner Weisendanger, who examined the body, said that the woman had been dead not more than a day. The part of the city where the sewer is is known as East Mount Vernon. At the end of the street the sewer empties into the East Chester Creek. When the body was removed from the pipe it was discovered that a long black shoestring was tightly tied around the neck. It was an open knot. Coroner Weisen danger said that the strangler had used all his strength in tying it, for the string had cut deep into the flesh and had shut off the flow of blood through the jugular vein. CASE SHROUDED IN MYSTERY. Who the woman is is a mystery. No one had ever seen her in the neighborhood. Isabel Knight, of No. 42 Union-aye.. and Ethel Mullen, ot No. 212 South Fulton-aye., were the two Mount Vernon girls who found the body at about 4 o'clock. They thought it was a bundle clothing. Discovering what it really was they ran screaming from the scene. They told ex-Alderman A. A. Ultcht, who lives about a quarter of a mile away. He sent word to the police. Chief Foley and Detectives Lynch. Atwell and Walters drove to the place. Chief Foley immediately informed Coroner Weisendanger, and he hurried over from Ton ken and personally supervised the removal of the body. The Sixth-st. sewer pipe runs through a salt meadow to the East Chester Creek, and is held in place by a retaining wall and viaduct. About one hundred feet from Sixth-st., and for twenty five feet the five-foot pipe is uncovered, there being a cracked section in the brick capping which has been unrepaired for some time. The pipe is about six feet below the surface of the retaining wall. In the cracked section a piece of brick cover ing forty-seven inches long and nine inches wide evidently had been crushed in with a crowbar or sledgehammer. Through this aper ture Police Surgeon Van Potten thinks that the. body was lowered with a rope, head first. This theory was borne out by the fact that the lower limbs were uncovered, the woman s skirts being up around her head in a ruffled mass, fche lav doubled up on her left side, ns though she had been hurriedly lowered. Her head rested in a pool of black slime. Her left arm was doubled under, while her right hand lay limp on the stick of wood. THINKS SHE WAS STRANGLED. Coroner Weisendanger is of the opinion that the murderer strangled his victim to death, and then carried her to the sewer. The coroner says he must have had assistance. Chief Foley and his detectives believed that the body might have been thrown in a manhole 150 feet north of the excavation, and that the recent rain washed it through the big pipes to the open place. Against this theory was the discovery of freshly broken pieces of mortar and bricks and sand from the oof of the pipe on the clothing. This seems to ohow that little water. if any, had passed through the pipes while the body was there. Besides, most of her clothing was entirely dry. except that near her head. No recent footprints could be found in the roadway leading on the viaduct or in the sand banks on each side of the pipes, which had been thrown out of the ex cavation. ) It is believed that the woman may have been strangled to death in the woods around the neighborhood and carried through the salt meadows by the murderer and his confederates, to prevent the police from tracing the footsteps. The discovery of the victim's hat in the salt meadow at the foot of the retaining: wall gives credence to this theory. Then, again, a piece of tar rope twenty-five feet long was ound by Detective Walters on the edge of the re taining ■■.vail, twenty feel above where the hat lay. The body could have been lifted out of the meadow with this rope, and then carried about fifty feet to the sewer pipe. HAT TORN OFF VIOLENTLY. The hat was large and round rimmed, with indented crown, of the rough straw variety. It contained two large, plain hatpin:-, which ran clear through' the crown, showing that it had been forcibly torn from the woman's head. Strands of her hair were found around one of the pins, while the other pin ran through a black velvet bow. Near the rope Detective Walters also picked up a large lead pencil and another hair bow. No Jewelry of any kind was fourd. and there were no marks on her clothing which would lead to her identity. There had evidently been a ring on the middle finger of the left hand, and a bruise on the second joint Indicated thit it may have been taken off. The news of the discovery <>!" the body spread to the fashionable section of Vernon Heights, which is near the salt meadows, and a crowd watched the detectives as they removed the body. SAW HER HAT SATURDAY Coroner Wolsendenger learned last night from Rudolph Streal, who lives at No. 126 Dunham ave., that he saw the straw hat lying in the salt meadow at 3 p. m. on Saturday. He saw no one acting mysteriously around the i • Ighbor hood. Dr. Van Patten crawled about twenty feet in the sewer pipe, but could find no trace of any blood, and after making this Investigation he said he was positive the body had never been washed through the pipe, for it was blocked in some places by pieces of timber and bricks. The body was removed to Davis's City Morgue, and Coroner Weisendange'- ordered Drs. Van Patten and Banning to perform an autopsy to ascertain if the woman had been drugged or assaulted. There were abrasions on various parts of the neck. Late last night Coroner Weisendanger asked the police of all neighbor ing cities to find out if there was a "woman miss ing answering the description of the victim. STRING TIKI> EXTREMELY TIGHT. "Whoever tied the shoestring around her neck," said the coroner last night, "ma one of the tightest and best open knots I have *ve; seen. The string cut almost an eighth of an Inch into the flesh. Not satisfied with tying, the strangler also wound the cord around her neck three times and then covered up the cord with the neckband of her waist. It is probable that the woman was brought from some place outside of Mount Vernon. The woman was of almost perfect build. I do not think there was an assault. What puzzles me most Is how the body got in the sewer pip". The body was hidden there at night, and 1 believe that it was done on Saturday night. I rannot really form an opinion of what station in life the woman came from. She was apparently not a servant or menial, yet one of her hands was calloused. ', Her clothing was good, but not expensive." MORTON HOUSE TRAGEDY MURDER AND SUICIDE. Man Kills Woman and Self After Midnight Supper. After a midnight supper !n a room at the Mor ton House, at which there was no sign of the im pending tragedy, a man shot his woman com panion to death and put a bullet through his own heart at an early hour yesterday mornir.g. While the identity of both was unknown at an early hour this morning:, the police were searching for per sons thought to know them. Coroner Scholer believes the couple came here from Schenectady. A strange feature of the crim> is that Arnold Moser. a wholesale dealer in laces and embroideries at No. 33 East Eighth-st.. whose name was on a letter tn the clothos of the murderer and suicide, had nn appointment with friends, supposed to be the two now dead, yesterday. The man was fashionably dressed, and about six feet in height. The woman, black haired and handsomely gowned, looked to be about twenty three yeara old. The couple registered at th© Morton House between 11 and 12 o'clock on Sat urday night as C. Weiss and wife. Syracuse, N. Y. No one about the hotel ever saw either man or woman before. The woman wore a black travel ling euit with white braid trimming, a black silk long coat, a picture hat of black with white flowers and black silk skirt. They had ro baggage with them. They were as- Bigned to a room on the *hird floor of the hotel, to which they retired immediately. A cold supper was sent for it 1 o'clock and a bottle of sauterne ordered with it. The waiter who took the viands to the room says that the couple wero in good spirits. It was 4 o'clock when Kate Mackey, a servant, while passing through the hall on the room opens, heard a woman's scream of terror, followed by three pistol shots, first one and then another some seconds afterward, and then another. She hastened in terror to the clerk, who told the proprietor. Mr. Jackson. He found the room door locked. Policeman Bell, of the Mercer-st. station, who had been called, could not force the door. He tried the door to the next room, which he broke Into, and then he got into the room where the tragedy had been enacted. The house engineer got into the room over the transom at t l a same time. The woman's body, sparsely clad, was lying in front of the door. The body of the man lay length wise along the side of the bed on the floor. A pistol, with five chambers and three empty sheila, lay a few Inches from the right hand of the body. There were evidences of a struggle. The bed clothing was thrown about the bed. Trie chairs were In unlikely places, though not overturned, and a table was in a corner on the other side of the room from Its usual place. Blood had spattered over the door, near where the woman's body lay. WOMAN'S VAIN EFFORT TO ESCAPE. The police and detectives quickly reached the theory that the woman had struggled with the man in bed as he held the pistol; that she had escaped from him and run toward the door, when he fired the first shot, which struck her In the left wrist; that she grasped the doorkey. but that It fell from her fingers on the floor, leaving her at the man's mercy; that he shot her again, after grasping her by the throat, and pressing the muzzle of the weapon against her breast and that he then killed himself. * The remains of the supper lay on a table. The wine bottle was empty, but a glass full of sau terne was on the bureau. Ambulances were called from St. Vincent's and Bellevue Hospital, the former's arriving first. The surgeon was not certain the woman -was dead and applied a stethoscope. It showed she was beyond aid. - The bullet had torn a large hole in her breast and had lodged in her back. Coroner Goldenkranz was at once sent for. A plain band ring was tied In the woman's handkerchief, which lay on the table. In the man's pockets were found two railroad tickets from Syracuse. N. T.. but the couple had come to the city from Albany on the night boat. There was also a pawn ticket for a ring in the name of Weiss, dated July 21. Issued by a pawnshop In this city, which led to the belief that the man had pawned the ring and then pone to Syracuse. A letter addressed to C. E. Weiss was also found, but Its contents were kept secret by the police and coroner. The man had over 1100 In cash. Coroner Goldenkranz made a thorough examina tion of all the effects. He was satisfied that both came from Schenectady. He found $47 in money in the woman's effects. The pawn ticket for the ring was found, he said, among the woman's possessions, and was from Simpson's, on the Bowery. Seven five dollars had. been procured on it in the name of Creatner. A number of trolley tickets for rides between Albany and Schenectady were also in the woman's clothes A tier among her effects was in German, and addressed to "D. Hugo. It was dated in March of this year. It told °t a elrl named Annie, who had worked In a hotel, but had left th The la coronor said the man was a member of Elks Lod"e No 324, according to an emblem found in h!s coat. The 'clothing contained a letter In German of- yesterday's date, addressed to "C. H. Weiss." In one corner was printed the name Ar nold Moser and the address No. 33 East Eighth-st. The i ■Substance of the letter was that the writer \va* Bering somewhat, though no stress was laid on that statement, and that he wanted the person s>ddre?S'C 0 take care of his house as Ion? <»- lie. the writer remained here. He told his friend he would like the house, as it had a green bathroom and was in good shape. He said he would begin a iournr-y re was about, to take or. the boat at Canal st and would try to arrange for a meeting, nam ln" certain places, should they miss each other. He said he would be at the Hotel Belvedere, Elgh teenth-st and Fourth-aye.. at noon yesterday. In the letter the woman had, the writer stated that the girl Annie had been working In a hotel, but had fled as she saw the patrol wagon stop at the)door, and had been afraid to go back. MOSER IN SEARCH OF FRIENDS. M.<-«-r called at the Belvedere House at noon yesterday. Approaching the clerk he presented his card and said that he expected friends to meet him within the next hour or so. He requested that should any one call for him he be summoned, as he 1 would be In the corridor or reading room of the hotel. For some time he was Been about the hotel, at times impatiently pacing up and down. He waited until 3 oclock and then, ap proaching the clerk again, said he would not wait longer, but would go to a North River steamboat pier and try to find his friends there. He was told that no Albany boats would come in during the nfternoon. . . , About 8 o'clock Mr. Moser retnrr.M to the hotel ai^in .and Inquired as to his friends. He was greatly disappointed when told that they had not nppeared. arid said it was a pity that a man should waste a whole day looking fruitlessly for people when he might better be enjoying himself in the country. He ma.l" it clear thai he expected mow than one person. At the hotel it was «aid that Air. Mos»er was known by Eight. although no knowledge was bad as to where he ijve.' or as 10 wh^ro be could be found. • < • •' The bodies were removed from the Morton House during the evAntne and taker, to undertaking rooms at No. 4U East Twenty-sixth-st., a permit having br-on issued. John R. Nugent, one of the proprietors of the Morton House, said late last night that he had every reason for believing that the dead man was Charles Weiss, of Syracuse. "That conclusion," said Mr. Nugent. "Is war ranted by the fact that the man reglFtered as Charles Weiss, and letters and papers found in th* roor- (■•»•»• that name." Schenectady. N. V.. July LHI Diligent search to-night failed to find any trace of any one named C. Weiss having lived in this city, and all persons with similar names were tisfaetoriry accounted for. The local lodge of Elks is num bered 480, and two Weiss brothers who are mem bers are in this city to-night. The name of Creatrer is also known here, and the several Hugos know of no M named D. Hugo. BOAT UPSET: THREE DEOWNED. Four Other Occupants of the Craft Are Saved — Acident Near New-London. New-London. Conn.. July -' Mrs C. T. Thorpe. Mifs Annabel Rogers and Samuel Gobel. were drowned in the Thames River north of thi» city this evening, by the rapsizing ■' a .pleasure boat while attempting to crow the river. C. D. Ednlck E. W. Dawson. V» alter Scott and Miss Bertha Windsor, who were also occupants of the boat, were saved. PANIC IN PANAMA Flight of the Governor- -Several Of ficials A rrested. Panama. July ML— MM since the days of the last revolution, when an attack upon the city by the Liberals was ft a red, has there been such a panic in Panama as occurred last night. Shortly after 0 o'clock the ofnee of "EJ Lapiz." the organ of the Liberal party on the isthmus, was visited by some officers of the general staff of the army, who destroyed yesterday's edition of the newspaper. One of the directors was slightly wounded, but managed to escape. As the office of the newspaper Is situated in a populcus district, the new* spread rapidly. In the Sarta Anas neighborhood, where most of the Liberals live, sentiment rose to a high p'tch and a few of the prominent people counselled retaliation. They took no action, however. The next event came like a bombshell. A com pany of soldiers, apparently und^r the orders of General Vasquez Cntins, commander of the na tional forces, surrounded the residence of Gov ernor Mutis, but the Governor and his wife, who Is an American woman, having been warned a few minutes before the arrival of the troops, succeeded in escaping. General Huertas, commander of the Battalion of Colombia, when he learned of the "El Lapiz" incident, went to headquarters, where h° fMmd General Cobos. and, according to current re ports, the latter general ordered General Huertas to remain in quarters. Exactly what has taken place la unknown, but it is said that Dr. Aristides Arjona, Secretary of the Government; Fernando Arango. Chief of Police, and Efralm Navia, a member of the De partmental Superior Tribunal of Justice, are undt r arrest, the last named man for trying to convince General Coboa of the illegality of his action. An attempt is also said to have been made to arrest Senor Guerra, Secretary of Finance, but he refused to accompany the officer who went to his house, and when the officer re turned with soldiers to effect his capture Guerra had departed. GOVERNOR AT BRITISH CONSULATE. The only civil official on the street this morn ing was Mayor Ossa. Governor Mutis spent last night at the British Consulate, but it is re ported that he will take refuge in the American Consulate. Hezekiah A. Gudger, the United States Consul, made several unsuccessful at tempts to-day to secure an audience with Gen eral Cobos, who is a brother of the Minister of War. It Is reported that General Cobos offered the governorship to different Conservatives, who re fused to accept it. and that he himself will as sume civil command. It Is said that Consul Gudger attempted to send a cable dispatch to Arthur M. Reaupre, the United States Minister at Bogota, but that the agent refused to accept the message, alleging that the lines were Interrupted, in spite of the fact that it is known that press messages were accepted this morning. It is thought that per haps orders to refuse messages to Bogota have been issued to the cable company by the mili tary authorities. As this dispatch is being sent it is learned that Dr. Arjona and Juder<» Navia have been set at liberty, but that Chief of Pn lice Arango remains under arrest. OUTWARD QUIET MAINTAINED. There was little excitement on the street to day, the Colombian battalion attending church In a body, as usual, but the condition of affairs is very serious. Governor Mutis is virtually a prisoner. General Cobos will probably issue a proclamation giving the reasons for his actions, which, up to this time, are unknown. The national government in certain quarters is being held responsible for much of what has happened, because the soldiers have not been paid for some time, and Governor Mutia de clined to give more of the money of the De partment of Panama for national expenses, al leging that the central government owed the de partment over $2.000,00rt. besides having obli gated the department by a recent decree to pay the salaries of all civil national employes. The refusal of Governor Mutis is the origin of the discord between the civil and military authori ties. Violent articles written i.i ' Xl Lapiz" against what the Liberals call the assassination of Gen eral Victoriano Lorenzo, the leader of the guerillas in the recent revolution, who was eourt-martiMled and shot on May 15, precipi tated the trouble. "El Lnpiz" has also been publishing a series of articles openly advocating autonomy ol the isthmus. The effei t of the present situation upon the Colombian Congress, it i* believed, will be favorable to th- .ana! treaty, for the enemies of the treaty II is now believed, will be eastly convlnced of 'he necessity of certain clauses which it rontains tn regard to the control ol th>< *one. Cable communication with Bogota has !• red. PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT LIKELY. General Cobos admitted differences with Gov ernor Mutis because of the refusal to pay the soldiers, who, he said, were hungry. He said that Governor Mutis had systematically op posed everything emanating from the military authorities, but denied that he had intended to arrest th- Governor. He said: I was asleep last night when informed that the editors of "El Lapis" had been attacked by some officers I ordered seventy men out to punish the offender.. Passing the GovernoJ house I went upstairs to inform him of what had happened because of his leniency toward the Liberals, who daily insult the military au thorities. Governor Mutis sent word that he was out. which, being untrue. I concluded he had refused to see me. It was far from my . .-i -,,! to arrest the Governor, who had no rea sons to side against me. I am anxious to end the situation, which was really created by Governor Mutis himself. I have tried to see him three times this morning, but without success. General Cobos assured Bishop Junguito that for his part the controversy was ended. Gen eral Cobos's statement was transmitted to Gov ernor Mutis this afternoon by the American Consul. Later the Governor went to the gov ernment palace, accompanied by numerous friend*. He says that yesterday he communi cated to General Coboa a decree from Bogota, suspending the general staff here. Genera! Huertas. he said. Ignored it yesterday, but to day offered to protect the civil authorities. TROUBLE FEARED AT COLON TO-DAY. Colon. July •-*».- This city is perfectly quiet, as last night's action by General Cobos against governor Mutis li Pananv. Is known only to a few here. Developments are expected to-night or to-morrow. General Luis Maria Gomez. Gov ernor of this province, has been called to Pan ama, and left here in has:e this afternoon. LABORERS BURS WOMEN Set Fire to Bam and Callously Watch Thirty-three Perish. London. July 27.— The St. Petersburg corre spondent of -The Daily Mail" sends a report to the effect that near th- village of Schalajlfka, in the District of the Don. :hirty-ihre« female Held laborers were ourned to death in a barn where they had locked themselves t.i escape mo lestation by male laborers, who. in revenge, fired the barn and callously watched the burning without heeding the shriek* of the victims. PRICE THREE CENTS. THOUSANDS IN ST. PETER'S CEXSURE FOR CARDI\ AI.S. Popes Will Makes Only Nominal Bequest to Nephew. Rome, July 2&— Several thousa- persons en tered St. Peter's to-day, to pay tribute before the sarcophagus containing the body of pop- Leo. The tomb bears the fallowing simple In scription in gilded letters: 1 LEO XIII. PONT MAX I Requiem masse? continued lr. the Chapel of the Sacrament, as well as in many other Roman churches. The will of Leo was read to-day. While nom inally leaving the estate of Carpineto to his nephew Ludovico Pecci. it really makes no change, as the whole family property, amount ing approximately to $120,000. had already been divided among the thre* nephews. Count Ca millo having sold his share. The congregation again to-day made further progress with the arrangements for the con clave. Cardinal Gibbons arrived here to-day. but did not attend to-day's meeting. A wall is being built around the apartments where the conclave will be held. It is already tea feet high. Some of the Italian bookmakers here attempt ed to conduct public betting on the chances of the Papal candidates, and In ord»r to obtain permission to do so offered to give their gains to charitable Institutions. The government, how ever, promptly refused the request. At the sixth meeting of the Congregation of Cardinals, held to-day, forty-five cardinals wert present. Cardinal della Volpe. voicing the opin ions of some of his colleagues, criticised the ceremonies In connection with the burial of Leo XIII last night, because the cardinals did not take part In the entire procession, and com plained generally of the lack of order. Cardinal Oreglla replied that he had already noticed this, and that he would punish those who were re sponsible. Monsignor Merry del Val communicated to tha cardinals the report from Santiago de Chill of the Incident which occurred at the time af th« celebration of the requiem mass for the Pope, which was attended by the President of the re public and all the authorities. According to th» report. Monsignor I'guarte v.\ delivering th« eulogy upon the Pontiff protested against the usurpation of Papal territory' by Italy, where upon Count Cucchl-Boasao left the church and lowered the Italian flatr. which had been hoisted at the legation as a sisn af mourning. The In cident produced an unpleasant Impression upon the Sacred College, being th" first discordant note in the universal mourning. The ceremonial of the conclave established by Gregory XV is to be followed at the coming meeting. The cardinals have decided tn tha period of conclave to eat In common, in order to facilitate their work. A local paper quotes the answer of Cardinal Svampa to a question whether he believed the conclave would be long as follows: On the contrary. I think ft will be very short. I believe that two days will suffice to reach an agreement. Another paper quotes Monslgnor Francisca Nava as to the possibility of the election of a Pope who would reconcile the Vatican and tha Quirinal as follows: No Pope ever hated Italy. The government must reconcile Itself to the Pope. Certainly Italy on the occasion of the death of Leo showed herself well disposed to a reconciliation. The will of the Pope was read to-day after th* meeting of the Congregation of Cardinals. Only that part which dealt with the personal estate was made public. The religious testament was not disclosed. The will is written on large sheets in the small, clear handwriting of the late Pontiff, presenting no trace of uncertainty, ar 1 It might almost be taken for copperplate. It was opened by Cardinals Rampolla, Mocenni and Cretonl, the executors. The relatives of the late Pontiff were not present, although invitevL The part made public follows: In the name of the Father, the Son and tha Holy Ghost, as the end of o-.ir mortal career is approaching we put in this holograph will our last desires. Before all. we humbly supplicate the infinite bounty and charity of the blessed. Lord to condone the faults of our life and re ceive benignantly our spirit in beatific eternity, which we specially hope through the merits of Jesus the Redeemer, trusting to His very sacred heart, an ardent furnace of charity and fount of spiritual life and humanity. We also implore as mediators the blessed Virgin Mary. mother of God, and our own much beloved mother, and that legion of sa.!nt.3 whom in our own life we venerated in a special way. Now, coming to dispose of the family patri mony which is ours according to the deed of division drawn up by the notary Curzto Franchl, December 17. ISS2, we appoint as heir of this patrimony our nephew. Count Ludovico Pecci. son of Giovanni Battista. on decease! brother. From this property must be deducted that already donated to Count Ricardo. another nephew, on the occasion of hi.* marriage, ac cording to a deed of February 13, 1-SS6. by tha notary Franchl. Equally from this property must be deducted all the estate in the Car pineto Romano belonging to the Holy See. ac cording to the declaration in our chirograph of February 8. 1900. In this our testamentary disposition we have not thought of our other nephew. Camlllo. and our nieces Anna and Maria, son and daughters of our brother Giovanni Battista. For them we have in life properly provided decorous main tenance on the occasion of their marriages. We declare that no one of our family can claim any right In anything not contemplated in the pres ent document, because all the other belongings of whatever nature which have come to us as Pontiff consequently are. and In any case we wish to be. the property of the Holy See. We confide the exact execution of this, our dis position, to Cardinals Mariano Rampolla. our Secretary of State; Mario Mocenni and Seraflno Cretnni. This declaration is to be our last will. ) The Vat* Rorre. this eighth day of Ju!y. GIOACCHINO PF.CCI. LEO P. P. XIII. GIBBONS REACHES ROME Cardinal Warmly Greeted by tin Camerlengo. Home. July -Ik— Cardinal Gibbons arrived here to-day, accompanied by Father Cavan. hi* secretary. He was received at the station by MonslgJior Kennedy, rector of tho American College nt Rome, ar.d Father Hertzog. Procura tor General of the Order c* SuJpiclans. Thes drove to the Sulplcian House, where mass wat rplebratwl. Being tired, and the hour bein* already late. Cardinal Gibbons did not attend the meeting of the cardinals this morning. In the afternoon Cardinal Gibbons drove te the Vatican and paid his respects to Cardinal Oreglia. who received him most cordially. Th« Cam«»rlengo informed him of the leading deci sions made by the Congregation with referenc* Krementt One-Pteoe Collar Buttons nev*r breai* or become damaged from wear. All J«weil«rs.— Advi