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PEICE TWO CENTS. TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 7, 1903.
SEVEN KILLED IN EVANSVILLE RIOT Mob, Bent Upon the Lynching of a Negro Mur derer, Is Met With Storm r f ** * Bullets and Retires. # 3Pftttr Are Fatally Injured and a Score or More Hurt Less Seriously When the Mob Withdrew,Wounded, Dead and Dying Lay in the Streets, Their Agonizing Cries for Help UnheededThe Murderer Is Taken to the State Penitentiary for Safety. Evansville, Ind, July 7.Six shot dead and twenty-flve Injured, four fatally, la the outcome of the race riots that have caused a reign of terror here for four days At 10 30 last night the Bvansvllle com pany of Indiana National Guard, assisted by 200 special deputy sheriffs, sworn in during the day, while guarding the county jail in, which were sixteen negro pris oners, poured a deadly volley of buckshot and bullets into a crowd of several thou sand people, led by a hundred rioters, armed and desperate, which was press ing them back amid jeers, threats and curses, accompanied by stones and mis siles When the smoke of the volley cleared, thirty-one wounded and dead lay o . the pavement. There is a contention as to who fired first, the soldiers or the rioters LThat the troops were fired on is proven , by the fact that of the fallen, four were 'xnemKrs of the company. Their wounds ' were slight. EILI WARD SCH1FFMAN, painter, top of head blown off. HAZEL ALLMAN, 15 years old, daugh ter of Joseph H. Allman, shot In breast. AUGUST JORDAN, 19, musician, bul let wound In breast. EDWARD RUHL, 23, laborer, shot thru body and head. FRED KAPPLER, aged 15, shot In side. UNIDENTIFIED MAN, shot In back. Fatally Wounded. JOHN BARNETT, shot thru right lung CALVIN HAWKINS, shot in abdomen, linger shot off JOHN GEIL shot in back. EARNEST WALTERS, shot in back. J v long beforesthknocked e firing commencede and one s a J&tV1 soldier wa unconscious . Offl - ' v-Vcers and soldiers greatly deplore the V v i shooting, but they feel that they acted STORY OF A WITNESS Shot Fired, Pirhaps Accidentally, arid t All during the evening the spirit of evil seemed to hang over the mob about the jail. Why the people should have gathered there is a mystery. They knew that the prisoner to whom the murder of Patrolman Louis Massey may be ascribed was in custody at Vincennes and that no vengeance could have been wreaked upon him At 9 o'clock a thousand persons were congregated about the jail. By 10 these had dwindled to about 700. Company A. of the First regiment, I. N. G., recruited in Evansville, was on guard. The crowd seemed to have assembled solely from curiosity. Many in its ranks were boys. Trouble began soon ofter nightfall, when the soldiers were made the butt of jibes and jeers. Gradually, as if the tide of sentiment wore setting into fierce anger, stirred by more brutal taunts and acts, the crowd began to presB in, inch by inch, upon ine militia men, who formed the guard line upon the street Soon sticks and stones were being hurled, while every moment the crowd pressed closer. A severe clash came when a soldier, after ordering back the crowd and receiving jeers in reply, bayonetted a man In vain did the sol diers try to hold their ground by physical force. But a moment before the firing began, to the spectators it seemed that the mob held but the object of hariasslng the sol diers and meditated no further trouble. Then came the crisis A snower of stones and sticks was hurled by a jeering, howl ing crowd of men and boys Then the mob suiged forward Suddenly the sol diers, hard pressed and overpowered by numbers, gave Wd.y and plunged within the courthouse inclosure The sharp de tonation of a rifle as the soldier pointed his piece in the air followed Signal for Carnage. The carnage had begun. Wounded riot ers and onlookers tried to escape On Division street, lying between her grief stricken father and mother, the little All man girl was lying dead. She had been out driving with her parents In the yard of the courthouse wounded rioters lay, and back of the line of the soldiers two of the military men had fallen. When the firing ceased, Captain Blum re-formed hiii men and gave them orders, fearing that anotrjr charge would be made. The mob scattered, however. Many women were in the mob, led there seemingly by curiosity. Colonel McClung, who was sent here last night by Governor Durbin, was given full authority to summon all military aid he regarded as necessary, but he did not ask for reinforcements for his company until after the rioting. Attorney Frank B. Posey, a well-known local orator, ad dressed the mob and pleaded that it dis perse, but his efforts were in vain It is believed that one of the unknown victims was H E. Johnson, an employe of Wallace's circus, and who lived at Indianapolis. The Dead. Wounded. Fred Schmidt, shot m leg and arm, taken home, Leo Whale shot in leg, Robert Miller, shot In cheek not seri ous, Charles H Presley, 17 years old, shot in wrist and legs, Theodore Beem, shot in side, other wounds, John Fares, shot in head and hip, may die, Albert Kaess, soldier, shot in arm whle picking up wounded rioter, not serious, Benny McPhilipps, shot in arm and breast Union C Smith, shot in neck, seriously hurt Harry Smith, shot in hips and back, B. * fcfyem, lightly wounded in leg Will Kel ler, shot in thigh. Mrs. Joseph Allman, hot in shoulder,- Josep h Allman , shot in lace Ben Hoffman, shot in face, will lose eyesight Alvln Jones, buckshot in back, "William Reece, slight wounds in face, G. H. Cook, slightly wounded Nelson Jacques, shot in face Charles Smith, slightly hurt about head After the shooting the mob scattered and disappeared. The dead and wounded were taken to homes and hospitals and the line of soldiery was re-formed. All night troops stood around the Jail with ready weapons, while inside the negro prisoners prayed for mercy and protec tion. Troops Reinforced. At 2 o'clock this morning, under orders from Governor Durbin the Vlncennes company of militia arrived and relieved the Evansville troops There was no demonstration when the relief troops ar rived There were still several hundred persons on the streets but no attack was made and the incoming troops were not disturbed. Negroes are leaving the city in large numbers, many vowing they will never return Dozens of negro families are camped in the country. Officials believe there will be no further outbreak altho there is great tension and the utmost Vigilance will be maintained The New Albany and Terre Haute com panies of militia have been ordered under arms by the governor and are ready to start for this city at once Governor Durbin is considering the ad visability of declaring martial law Great excitement prevails here this morning. The governor this morning ordered the Indianapolis militia, comprising four com panies of infantiy and one battery of artillery to mobilize at their armory and bp ready to proceed to Evansville at 2 o'clock if at that hour it should be deemed that their presence at Evansville is nec essary. Most of the killed and wounded were members of prominent familfles and the events have caused a shook to many. There is much criticism of the militia, but the opinion is that the soldlders piobably acted within their rights as laid down by law, many of the soldiers are close friends of some of the victims. Negroes Terrorized. The police arrested fifteen negroes dur ing the fight All were armed and in sev eral instances revolvers were found on the prisoners. Among the majority of the negroes the wildest fear was present thruout the night Fully 2,000 men, women and children left their homes ear ly yesterday afternoon and tramped to the fair grounds, and there went into camp. For hours the men kept up a fusillade of shots to intimidate the whites and no party of the latter ventured near them with hostile intent. A freight train that left here last night was stormed by twenty-flve negroes who rode to Vln cennes and reported disorders. Baptis town was practically deserted during the night. Hundreds of fear-stricken refugees appealed to the police for protection and were guarded in the station house and at near-by boarding-houses No Order to Fire. Captain Blum of Company E made the * following statement of the shooting: "The mob, crowding up at the corner of Fourth , and Division streets, forced the guards back to the jail gate and would not be * beaten back. A man in the crowd fired P shot which struck a soldier. Then the firing became general from the mob and the soldiers fired in return Orders ' to 'cease firing" were given the soldiers almost at once as the crowd turned in flight No order to fire was given by myself or any other officer. It was done , spontaneously and in self-defense The mob had been reoeatedly requested to fall * back Boulders and bricks wer thrown Carnage Was On.fe^.^ ~ ,, Cincinnati, July 7.The Times-Star Correspondent at EvansvUIe wiraa thus: ] nr Tift i' RACE WAR FEARED Whites and Blacks Clash In Kansas Wheat Fields. Topeka, July 7 A race war is threat ened in the Kansas wheat belt. Yester day Governor Bailey was appealed to by Edwards county harvesters for protection from a threatened mob composed of white men. The whites declare they will not work with the negroes and that the latter shall not work in the harvest fields. Governor Bailey wired that the farmers must apply to the sheriff of Bdwrads county. Negroes are flocking into the wheat belt on every train A call was made for 500 additional harvesters in Pratt county yesterday and 100 Missouri negroes are en route Trouble is feared on their ar rival Brown In Penitentiary. Vincennes, Ind , July 7.Lee Brown, the negro who was in jail here for safekeeping after he killed Policeman Massey at "Ev- ansville ajnd caused the negro race riots there, was to-day taken to the state pris on at Jeffersonville for better protection against the mob. Brown's removal caused great relief here, where the worst was Expected to-night Brown is pronounced to be dying. The prisoner is so weak from loss of blood from the bullet wound In his left lung that he cannot stand, and death will come within forty-eight hours, the doctors say. Rev. Mr. Kelly of African M. B. church gave Brown spiritual consolation last evening. Brown said his home was in Minnesota that his parents were dead and that he had a sister, but could not find her. SEARCHING FOR THE DEAD Waters Known to Have Killed 25 Persons at JeanetteOthers Missing. Jeannette, Pa,, July 7.As a result of the breaking of the Oakford Park dam, twenty-flve persons are known to be dead ana sixteen are missing The property loss in the valley will reach $1,500,000, and the distress is so great that outside relief will have to be asked for. From a happy, prosperous "valley, this region in a single day has been trans formed into a great household of mourn ing. Homes have been wrecked and great workshops have been forced into idleness. Hundreds of men will be out of employ ment for several weeks. So far to-day no bodies have been re covered, but it is believed a number will be found in the debris along the Penn sylvania railroad. LONDON CROWD CHEERS LOUBET French President Receives an En thusiastic Greeting in the British Capital. Lunches With the Prinoe and Prin cess of Wales and Other Royalties. ' In Response to Lord Mayor's Toast He Makes a Plea for In ternational Amity. Crowd Advances. London, July 7.President Loubet was early astir to-day and began an extensive round of functions, calling at the French hospital and visiting the home for French governesses. Passing thru the Ancient waid of the hospital, he stopped to con dole with a corporal of a detachment of life guards forming his escort, who was injured by fall'ng from his horse outside the hospital. The president returned to St. James palace about 10 o'clock. He was greeted with great cordiality and cries of "Vive Loubet," to which he con tinually raised his hat. A reception of a deputation from the diplomatic corps filled up the rest of his time until noon shortly after which the president, accomramed by Ambassador Cairbon and Fo-cign Minister Delcasse started in spmi state to visit the city. Crowds Cheer Him. Long before the time fixed for M. Lou bet's drive to the Guild all the gaily dec orated route was crowded with people and lined with troops the whole way and In spite of the cloudy sky the uniforms, flowers, flags and bunting combined to form as bright a scene as London had produced in many years. The bells of the city churches pealed a welcome to the visitor and the presidential cortege as it passed on was greeted with unmistakable cordiality Shortly before 1 o'clock carriages con taining the Prince of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, preceded by life guards, drove up to the Guild hall where the royal party joined the lord may or, Sir Marcus Samuel,. Premier Balfour, the judges, aldermen and others in await ing the president. Another detachment of life guards and outriders then rode up and, amidst a good volley of cheers, President Loubet drove in. He sat in an open carriage, beside Abbassador Cambon, and wore a high hat which he constantly removed, bowing right and left. The president jumped from the carriage, shook hands all around and af ter an address from the corporation had been presented to him, M. Loubet pro ceeded to luncheon The brilliant assemblage of guests, /be- sides the notable French visitors, included the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Connaught and other members of the royal family, the cabinet ministers, a number of members of the house of lords and - the house of com mons and Field Marshal Lord Roberts After luncheon the lord mavor toasted the president of the French republic. In reply M. Loubet said he was happy to bear to the city of London a cordial greet ing from the French people. "I join heart- ily," he said, "in the wishes which you express for a cordial understanding be tween the two peoples, each of which holds a necessary place in the history of civil ization, feeling that their common inter ests should inspire them with a spirit of conciliation and accommodation which will serve the cause of humanity. The pres ence at my side of the minister for foreign affairs of the republic is a pledge to you of the value which the whole French gov ernment attaches to the development of these happy relations of friendship be tween our two countries " M. Loubet leturned to St. James palace at about 3.30 p. m. and spent the rest of the afternoon in a round of visits to members of the royal family. & ~ A TO VISIT OAHADA. Toronto, July 1 Dr Henry S Lunn is here airanglng for a visit to Canada on Aug. 29 of the party of fifty prominent Englishmen, mem bers of parliament and others, who are coming to study trade and industrial conditions in Can ada before dealing with the problem in the British house. ' '' DRIOGS DEMTJES. New York, July 7.Counsel for er-Congress man Edmund H. Drlggs, who is under indict ment for alleged violation of the law in accept ing money for serrlces rendered to a cashy regls - try company in its dealings with the postofflce department, has filed a demurrer to the indict .mania Atgvuajmt will h* hgacd TJnirtdiT a*xt - More Fatal Lockjaw. * Josephine E. Levac, the six-year-old. girl who was accidentally shot at South Park about three weeks ago, died at St, Luke's' .hospital, St. Paul, Sunday, from ckjaw, and was buried to- MINN INSPECTOR IN WISCONSIN La Crosse Millers Sign Contract to Buy Wheat on Minnesota Grades. " Minnesota wheat will be weighed and inspected by Minnesota officials at La Crosse, Wis. A contract to that effect has been signed with the La Crosse millers by Railroad Commisisoner Staples, and a Minnesota inspector will be detailed for La Crosse In a few days. The fees for weighing and inspection will more than pay his way and may be enough to justify fy putting in another man wso that one will do the weighing and another the In specting. The new service -was requested by La Crosse millers, who have been handi capped in buying Minnesota wheat be cause they could not give it the Minne sota Inspection. The farmers of this state prefer to market their wheat where they can get the standard inspection guaranteed by Minnesota and in order to get it the millers of 'the Wisconsin town made the necessary arrangement with this state. This is an important point scored in favor of the Minnesota inspection, which has been bitterly fought by certain Wis- - THEY'LL All BE THERE mMiimwM MMIIMMWMWWm consin interests. The attempt was made last winter in the Wisconsin legislature to establish a Wisconsin inspection, but it failed, and the La Crosse millers now indorse Minnesota inspection, which is also in use at West Superior. BIG FIND OF COAL Large Field of Anthracite Is Located in Routt County, Colorado. Special to The Journal. Denver, Col., July 7.It is announced that genuine anthracite has been discov ered in Routt county, Colorado. The fields are believed to be fully as extensive as those of Pennsylvania. WINDFALL FOR BANKRUPT Unknown Friend Gives $11,110 to Saratoga Man Who Had Failed in Business. New York Sun Special Service. Saratoga, N. Y., July 7.Without leav ing any clue to her identity an elderly woman left a package containing $11,110 in crisp greenbacks at the door of James Mealey of Schuylerville last night, with no explanation, save that it was "From a friend." Mealey had been in financial dif ficulties and recently went thru bank ruptcy, his stores and stock of goods be ing sold to meet obligations. The door bell was answered by his daugher, who found a woman of elderly appearance, dressed in plain black, who shrank back from the light that came thru the open doorway, as if desirous of avoiding recognition. Hastily thrusting a small package Into Miss Mealey's hand she hurriedly explained it was a little present for Mrs. Mealey from a friend and re treated down the steps. On opening the bundle it was found to contain bank bills amounting to $11,110. Mealey first believed It to be a joke, but on taking the notes to the bank was as sured that they were genuine. He says he can give no explanation at present un less it Is a contribution from his friends. NEW NATIONAL BANKS. - Washington, July 7.The controller of the curreocy tp-day authorised two na tional banks for Minnesota, with $25,000 capital each, the First National bank of Rush City and the First National bank of Frazee. Incorporators of the former are F. N. Welcome of Minneapolis, H. D. Reed, S. C. Johnson, J. D. Markham, E. J. Bowie and others of the latter, M. T. Dahlquist of Fertile, B. E. Dahlqulst, C. O. Wheeler, O. N. Layman and H. 8. JahxlnjC v Defective Page * -3" ?%W 3W^ TO-BIGHT AND WEDNESDAY CO! MERGER RULING. _ A TIMELY CHECK A Prominent New York Financier So Informs Attorney Gen eral Knox. It Brought Capitalists to Their Senses and Prevented Danger ous Overcapitalization. Prof. Langdell, a Legal Authority, Changes Attitude Toward the Merger. "The bringing of the various suits against the Northern Securities company and Its merger of railways was one of the best things that could have happened for the financial world." This sentiment was expressed recently to Philander C. Knox, attorney general of the United States, by the president of one of the great banks of New York city. It was repeated by General Knox to At- MM(MMMM**MaM*a*IM**M***a*l** **- torney General Douglas of Minnesota, who called on the cabinet officer a short time ago in Washington. General Knox said that the financier called to congratulate him on the winning of the government suit, and told him that these legal pro ceedings had come just in time to head off an era of reckless overcapitalization by holding companies, which would have been absolutely certain to bring a financial crisis within two or three years The ac tion taken by the authorities, the banker said, headed off other such gigantic schemes and more than that, it caused financiers to take a sober second thought and brought on a revulsion of sentiment against such dangerous exploiting. t Legal Authorities Flop. Lawyers are discussing with some in terest the article by Professor C. C. Lang dell of the Harvard law faculty, who criti cises the decision of the circuit court judges in the Northei n Securities case. He maintains the legality of the proceeding. This is not strange if a current rumor true that Mr. Langdell was one of the "high legal authorities" consulted before the Northern Securities was organized. He is understood to have approved the scheme, and in his published article he holds that the Sherman act does not apply to railroads. In its consideration for cap ital the article rivals some of the utter ances of Chicago university professors. Another legal authority made a marvel ous change of front on the merger ques tion. He delivered a lecture before the state university law school last winter, in which he stood up for the merger both'as a question of law and of public policy. He ridiculed the theories of the prosecution in the pending cases. His lecture was a remarkable effort, in view of the fact that a few months before he had applied to be engaged as one of the counsel for the state in the merger case, and at that time expressed himself as heartily in sym pathy with the course of the state authori ties He is on record both ways. The circuit court decision has excellent legal backing, however. It is approved in its entirety in a recent article by Sey mour D. Thompson of St. Louis. Since the death of Judge Cooley Mr. Thompson is considered by many to be the leading law writer of the country, and his opin ions have great weight with members of the bar. KING OSCAR ILL Enler of Sweden and Norway Is At- S\ tacked by an Incurable ' - ,._ t - Malady. ' ~ ?jt* London, July 7.The Manchester Dis ptach says that King Oscar of Sweden is suffering from an inerrable internal com plaint, an 16 PAGES^ITVE QCLOQK. LIFE O F PONTIFF SLOWL Y EBBS AWAY His Physicians Announce They Now Have Given Up All Hope of Saving the Aged - Prelate's Life. This Afternoon His Holiness Submitted Courageously to an Operation and Was Improved at Its ConclusionThe End, However, Cannot Be Postponed for LongLeo Takes an Affectionate Farewell of His Nephews and Tells Them Not to Mourn. TO-DAY'S BULLETINS 9:20 a. m.The official bulletin just issued, is as follows: The pope passed a restless night, without sleep. Nourishment, how- ever, has been more freely taken and the general condition of the patient is a little more reassuring. An objective examination shows a change in the right of the thorax, and the middle lobe of the lung, which up to yes- terday did not permit the passage of air, now allows the air to penetrate. On the other hand, the ,interior zone has become more obtuse and the trasmission of vocal and tactile vibration is wanting. This leads to the be- lief that there is liquid in the pleura. An experimental incision will be made. The action of the heart is depressed so much as to render the renal function insufficient, and to cause cyanosis in the last phalanges of the hands. Lapponi. Mazzoni. . 3:45 p. m.The following bulletin has been just issued: The test puncture of the pleura has been made and 800 grains of fluid has been taken off. A reported examination showed that some mucous mat- ter was in the lung, which was originally affected. The pope underwent the operation with courage. His general condition is now better and he is resting. THE DAY'S BULLETINS. 7 a. m The condition of the pope is unchanged His holiness awoke early and took some soup. When he is not asleep he is perfectly lucid and calm. He has asked that he be told the moment that danger becomes Imminent. 7-55 a. m There is considerable ex citement around the Vatican and numer ous persons are going to and coming from the pope's bedroom The relatives of the pontiff, Cardinal Rampolla and Pope Leo's private secretaries, however, remain in the chamber Cardinal Ram polla has been receiving members of the diplomatic body at all hours of the day and night Several large books kept for the pur pose have been signed by members of the Roman aristocracy, high ecclesiastical authorities, notable personages of the papal court and distinguished strangers who have called to inquire regarding the pope's condition. All the papal mililtary bodies in per manent service are earning the two months extra pay which they receive in case of the death of the pope, an extra pay for two additional months from a new pope Thousands of Telegrams. 8:75 a. m Up to the present Aime the telegrams received at the Vatican from, all parts of the world number 3,782. They include many from America, among which is an especially affectionate one from Car dinal Gibbons. Oreglla the Center of Things. Altho the pope is still alive. Cardinal Oreglla begins to be the center of all Vati can affairs, as it is considered that the moment is close at hand when he will as sume the supreme power in his capacity as cardinal camerlengo. Engineers Scheifer and Manuce, who are called architects of the conclave, as their office consists in walling up the cardinals when they have gathered for the election of a new pope, have placed themselves at the disposal of Cardinal Oreglla, as has also Prince Chigi, who holds the office of marshal of the conclave. In all the churches masses are cele brated, and these are attended by an extraordinary number of the faithful, who pray for the recovery of the pontiff. 9 35 a. m When Dr. Mazzoni went this morning to the Vatican Dr. Lapponi made a full report to him as to how the pope had passed the night. When both entered the sick room Pope Leo smiled benevo lently at Dr. Mazzoni, but seemed not to have sufficient strength to speak. The doctor said. "How is your holiness?" To this inquiry the pontiff, in a faint voice, replied. "I have no illusion and am reslgutd.'* Then he raised nit eyes, while his lips moved, evidently in prayer. The donors proceeded to make a most minute exomi: ation of the patient, lis tening to his breathing and testing his lungs Pope Sees the Papers. The pepe this morning having expressed a des re to read the Obser\ato-e Pomaco and the "Voce Lela Veriti to see what tney were paying about his ll'ness. special edi tions of the journals w?re prepare*! ard sent to his holiness. 10:45 a. mAn operation for p-m-turing the pleura -will be perfo-med oo the pope at 11 o'clock with a prayan sy.rg 1:45 p. m.Dr. Mazzoni, in an interview t] ? l s afternoon , admitted that he had given up all hope of saving the pope's life. The puncturing of the pleura has been postponed until 2 o'clock this afternoon. 4 p. m.After the operation Dr. Mazzoni said that danger remained imminent but that the illness from which the pope was suffering was tull of surprises. His holi ness, he added, might even live three days longer. 2:30 p. m.The pope has been operated upon and his general condition is now bet ter. 9:20 a. m.The pneumonia from which his holiness has been suffering is now v - thaoccumost t a serious operation, 1 nrojkMLbJv,dwi U r in the near futurt. ^j&^^^^^.^M^m^^iiM^^MM CARDINAL GOTTI The barefoot cardinal of the Carmelite order. A famous diplomat and Ideal scholar- Prominently mentioned for reconciliation with the qulrlnal. He Is '- tBf* T *HL- complicated with pleurisy and the pon tiff has paralysis of the fingers Pope Leo passed a restless, sleepless night. Details of the Operation. 6.55 p. m.The calmness with which the pope underwent the ordeal of the operation was one of the most remark able evidences of fortitude that he has given in his whole life. After a lengthy conference the doctors concluded it was advisable to operate for pleurisy, the primary purpose being to explore the af fected part They hoped incidentally to draw off the collected fluid When their determination was communicated to the pontiff he showed no anxiety. On the contrary, he submitted very willingly, expressing the hope that good 'results might come, recalling the successful re sults following Dr. Mazzoni's operation some years ago for cyst As the operation was not of a capital nature, not suggesting the use of chloio form or other anaesthetics, the pope lay on his oed, with his left side exposed below the arm pit to the waist. Only the two doctors and two personal attend ants were within the chamber. Imme diate attention to the operation devolved upon Dr. Mazzoni, who handled the in struments. First a slight incision wa& made 4n the side of the venerable patient: A solution of alcohol and corrosive limate was then1 *^JPJl injected and cocaine-wasub s used to deaden the sensation. The point of operation was just below the seventh rib and the operation itself consisted in the insertion of a large Pravaz needle syringe. This penetrated to the region where the matter had accumulated, and by means of suction slowly drew it off. Under the skilful guidance of Dr. Maz zoni the operation scarcely occupied over four minutes. Beneficial Results. The pope gave evidence of no pain what ever, neither was there the slightest quiver of moral dread of the operation. In the language of one of the doctors, the cocaine so deadened the parts that the pontiff felt no more than a slight pin prick. So soon as the liquid was drawn off by the suction needle the patient felt great relief, owing to the removal of the pressure of the liquid on the lung, and slmultaneouslyu the doctors could hear air passing thru that zone which this morning was declared to be impervious, owing to congestion. From a pathological standpoint the free passage of air was considered satisfactory, but more so were the results, the mental and physical re lief which it bi ought to the pope. He immediately showed an exhilarating spirit. With a slight smile on his pallid face, he whispered his thankfulness and bestowed benedictions on the doctors bending over him. The pontiff even stroked Dr. Mas zoni's face in the benevolent way which is characteristic of him. Then, with one hand, he ohanged his position, closed his eyes and in a few minutes passed into a calm, healthful sleep. The doctors remained by the pope's side, noting the regularity of his breathing and pronounced the operation to have been In eevry way successful and leaving no per ceptible adverse results. INCIDENTS OF THE DAY Pope Asks for Commission AgainFart* well to Relatives. Rome, July 7.The pope this morning expressed the desire of again taking com munion, notwithstanding the fact that he received the last communion on Sunday and extreme unction yesterday evening. Monsignor Marzoline performed both ceremonies. The pope showed great serenity, re peating that he felt quite prepared to leave the world. In spite of this, he now and then expressed the hope that he might yet recover. The pontiff afterwards received his nleoe and Count Canall, her husband, who came purposely from their home in the country to see him again. The pontiff continues to be greatly In- CARDINAL SERAFINO VANNUTELLI, A leading candidate for pope. He favors grand penetentiary of the church. ' # Lapponi. Mazzoni. - 4 -\