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'FRISCO CHEERS PARADING YETS First Big Public* Ceremonial Inci dent to the G. A. R. Encampment Held This Morning. Gen. Miles Bides in the Parade and Is Enthusiastically Cheered Along the Route. ' .IT. S. Troops, State Militiamen, Ma rines and Others March With . - the Veterans. San Francisco, Aug. IS.The parade of the military, naval and civic bodies of this city and state which took place this morning furnished an imposing spectacle for the vast crowds of people who packed the sidewalks, windows, roofs and every point of vantage along the line of march. It was certainly one of the finest displays ever seen here and the utmost enthusiasm prevailed among the spectators who greet ed their special favorites in each branch of the service with rousing cheers as they passed. The troops, both regulars and state, in their natty uniforms passing along the gaily decorated streets with banners flying and bands playing presented a scene which will be long remembered by those who saw it. Sharp upon the appointed hour the bugle gave the signal to advance and following orders from headquarters, the military, naval and civic organizations wheeled into line in their appointed positions 1n the parade. There was no disorder of any kind In the way of forming the different bodies. Grand Marshal Colonel J. B. Fuller, in Grand Army uniform, led the advance, with his chief of staff. Colonel Edwards, and chief aide. Colonel Bergin, both dressed in fatigue uniform of the national guard of California. Following came the first division. The First Division. This was composed of detachments of United States troops, sailors and marines, including the Seventh infantry, three bat talions of field artillery, the First and Sec ond battalions of coast artillery and United States marines and sailors, the latter un der command of Lieutenant J. P. Morton. The senior commanding officer of the reg ular troops was Lieutenant Colonel T. C. Woodbury. The second division, which made a fine showing and met with hearty reception as body after bodjr made up of regiments of the California national guard, led by Major General John H. Dickinson and Brigadier General C. F. Muller. This detachment was made up of the Second brigade, N. C. C , Colonel T. F. O'Nell commanding, the First and Fifth Infantry regiments, First battalion of ar tillery, troop A, cavalry, and the signal corps dismounted. Naval Men In Line. The naval battalion came next, attract ing much attention from the crowds of spectators as they swung past, dragging their Gatling gun batteries. The veter an reeerve, company A, followed, a-Jfieial escort tb a body of ex-Union prisoners of war. - ^,/' Then came a line of carriages in col umns of two abreast, with the guests of the day and dignitaries, military and civic. Governor George C. Pardee of the state of California was in the first carriage, ac companied by George Stone, chairman of the executive committee of the Grand Army of tha Republic, and Major General MacArthur, commanding the department of California. In the next carriage were Major General Shatter, commander of the California and Nevada Grand Army of the Republic, and General T. J. Stewart, commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic. Cheers for Miles. Lieutenant General Miles, retired, who occupied a carriage with Chief Justice Beatty of the supreme court of California, was loudly cheered along the line of inarch, the friendly feeling being,cordially acknowledged by the gallant officer, who appeared highly pleased by the reception he received. In other carriages were Mltyor Schmitz of San Francisco, Alden Anderson, Lieu tenant governor of the state the heads of civic departments, supervisors of the city nd Mexican war veterans. With the third division, led by Colonel Charles Brixton, marched the drum corps of the National Association of Civic War Musicians and the Spanish-American war veterans. The Fourth Division. The fourth division, made up of the First regiment of the League of Red Cross Ca det*, was followed by Colonel O. F. Long's garrison, No. 101. The Army and Navy union led the fifth division which had in line Phelps' squadron, the General Law aon camp of Spanish-American war veter ans'aifd other veterans' organizations. A representative body of the Improved Order of Red Men in their picturesque at tire of the old-time braves of the forest and plains made up the sixth division and were followed by local military and benev olent organizations forming the seventh, 6lghth and ninth divisions. The parade wheeled into VanNess ave nue, pasisng In review before George Stone, chairman of the executive commit tee of the national encampment of the O. A. R. This thorofare was lined with a dense crowd for many blocks past the reviewing stand to a point where the parade was finally dismissed. BLACK BY ACCLAMATION General Miles Is Not a Candidate for G. A. R. Leadership. San Francisco, Aug. 18.All opposition to General John C. Black of Ellnois to auooeed General Stewart as commander ln-ohief of the Grand Army of the Re publlo has vanished' with the announce ment by Lieutenant General Nelson A. Miles that he would not oppose the Illi nois man. The election of General Black by acclamation is expected, and the same compliment for Miles in 1904 Is antici pated. Many members of various auxiliary or ganizations have come to this city and all are enthusiastic over the cordiality of their reception and the harmony mani fested by all branches of the national service here assembled. The Women's Relief Corps and the Ladies of the Grand Army are In close affiliation, and their headquarters are thronged at aH hours of the day. The National Association of Army Nurses has established headquar ters in the residence district of the city and are being socially entertained by many friends. Don't Want Lee's Statue. Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 18.At a meet ing of the local encampment of the Union Veterans legion resolutions were adopted disapproving the proposal to place a statue of General Robert E. Lee In Statuary Hall at Washington. The protest has been sent to camps of the legion in all parts of the country. The United States has 78,000 postoffices, 'J, Germany is next with 45,623 and Great Britain ' ttfc} With 22^ ' +. ^ ^ -. h * i i (^fcfe.CJ- VJsShfej^ MUCH TOO COOL . FOR CORN CROP Improvement Has &en Made hut s the Plant Feeds Sun to Foroe It. Bains Delayed the Spring Wheat Harvest in Minnesota and the Dakotas. Oats in the Shock Damaged hy Ex cessive MoistureThe Crop Summary. Washington. Aug. 18.The weather bureau's weekly summary of crop con ditions is as follows: This is the third consecutive week of abnormal cool weather In the northern districts east of the Rocky mountains, where warmth is greatly needed for ma turing crops. More favorable tempera ture conditions have prevailed in the southern states, altho higher tempera ture conditions In the northern portion of the central gulf districts would have been bettor. A large part of the Missouri val ley, and portions of the Upper Mississippi and Red river valleys, have suffered from excessive moisture, while drought pre vails in the central and upper portions of the Ohio valley, central and southern Texas and in portions of Florida and Ok lahoma. Rain is also needed on the north Pacific coast, where favorable tempera ture prevailed but In California it has ben rather cool for fruit drying. Thruout the northern and eastern por tions of the corn belt the weather has ben too cool for maturing corn, which is unusually late. The corn crop has, how ever, generally improved, especially in the central and western districts, the outlook being very promising in Kansas where early corn is about made in the southern part of the state. In the northwestern portions of the corn belt, including Ne braska, Iowa, Wisconsin and portions of Missouri and Illinois there is need for warmth and for the most part of sun shine. Without these conditions during the next four weeks and unusually late frosts, much of the crop will fail to ma ture. Drought in the upper Ohio valley has materially lessened the prospects for corn in that section. Rains have further checked the prog ress of the spring-wheat harvest in the Dakotas and Minnesota, but this work is nearly completed in the southern portion of the spring-wheat region. Threshing has commenced but rains have prevented rapid progress and some injury to grain in shock Is reported. In the central and northern Rocky mountains and north Pa cific coast districts, spring-wheat harvest has progressed under favorable con ditions. Oats In shock and stack have been in jured by wet weather in portions of Mis souri and Upper Mississippi valleys, where threshing has made slow progress else where threshing has continued uninter ruptedly. Harvesting Is well advanced in New York and partially finished in other districts. Cotton has made rapid growth thruout the cotton belt and in portions of the central and western districts and eastern North Carolina, complaint of too rapid growth is quite general, rust and shedding being also reported in the central and eastern districts, while heavy rains have caused injury in portions of North Caro lina, Alabama, Louisiana and Arkansas. Boll weevil is increasing fn the south west and south central cotton counties of Texas, and boll worms are appearing in northern Texas, but as yet the latter have caused little damage. Early cotton is now opening and a little picking has been done in South Carolina, Florida and Texas, a "first bale" having been ginned in South Carolina on the 11th, four days later than the average. Cool weather has affected tobacco un favorably in Kentucky, Pennsylvania and New England and drought is causing fur ther injury in Ohio elsewhere the crop has made satisfactory progress. Cutting has begun in Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky, Wisconsin and New England. There is a very general absence of reports of In jury by worms. of the troops passed, was WAR SHIPS ARE IN COLLISION Torpedo Boat Destroyer Barry Bams the Decatur Tho Neither Is Very Seriously Injured. Oyster Bay, L. I Aug. 18.One acci dent marred the naval maneuvers off this cost yesterday afternoon, at their close. It was otherwise the most successful and magnificent naval peace pageant ever un dertaken by American warships. The accident occurred just at the moment when the president was receiving congratulations upon the success of the maneuvers. The first squadron of destroyers, con sisting of the Decatur, Bainbridge, Barry, Dale and Chauncey, all under command of Lieutenant L. H. Chandler, was approach ing the Mayflower at full speed. The'ves aels were in close formation. Decatur Signaled Order, Orders were signaled from the Decatur to form a wedge. The Decatur swung across the bow of the Barry. An Instant later the Barry rammed her on the star board side. As the boats were running twenty miles an hour, the blow was tre mendous. The Decatur listed sharply to port, and seemed to be in serious distress. The Mayflower's boats instantly were manned, but they were not lowered, as the Decatur was seen to right herself. In a few minutes she hoisted a signal of "No serious damage." The Barry had her bow crippled, but was not Injured otherwise. Sent to Navy Yar$. Admiral Dewey ordered Lieutenant Chandler to proceed with the injured ves sel to the Brooklyn navy yard, where re pairs could be made quickly. After the damage has been repaired, the two de stroyers will rejoin the fleet and continue the summer maneuvers. Both the president and Mrs. Roosevelt noted the accident with great calmness, notwithstanding the fact that their son Kermit was on board the Decatur. Ad miral Dewey said that such an accident was a part of the war game, and must be expected. This morning the torpedo boat destroy er Morris, which was slightly Injured yes terday before the maneuvers began, was ordered to folfow the Barry and the De - catur to the Brooklyn navy yard for re pairs. Up to a late hour this afternoon not one of the three had arrived there, altho all are speedy craft and should have arrived hours ago. However, all are seaworthy and no fears are expressed for their safety. - A flock of ostriches at Phccnix, Ariz., now numbers more than LjWQ birds. - - *- - - - GHIRG WILL - SIGN TREATY Mukden and Ta Tung Kao Are to Be Made Open Forts by - October 8. The Latter, Tho Little Known, Is Likely to Prove the More Important Fort. Washington, Aug. 18.Minister Conger at Peking has secured a written promise from Prince Ching to sign on Oct. 8 a treaty with the United States, which will include a guarantee that Mukden and Ta Tung Kao shall be open ports. Respecting these two portB It may be said that both politically' and from a trade point of view the latter point Is apt to prove the more important, tho the place is now so little known that the name is not to be found on many of the best charts. It lies on the right bank of the Yalu river, no t far fro mlts mouth, and close to It Is the Korean town of Weju, an important trade center which will un doubtedly prove tributary to the new port. At present Ta Tung Kao does not amount to much, but rapid" development is looked for as soon as it becomes a treaty port. At first,, the United States government sought to have Taku Shan made the open port In this part of Manchuria, but the Japanese favored Ta Tung Kao and the United States abandoned Taku Shan in favor of Ta Tung Kao when it appeared that the latter is open all the year round, while Taku Shan is closed by ice during several winter months. Mukden Is at the head of navigation on the Llao river and is the principal place from which caravans start thru Manchuria and Siberia. It is at pres ent the largest port in Manchuria next to Niu Chwang. BLACKLIST HELD LEGAL Circuit Court Judge at St. Louis Hands Down a Decision of Im portance to Unions. St. Louis, Aug. 18.Judge Rogers, in the United States circuit court, has hand ed down an opinion sustaining the de murrer of the Western Union in the labor injunction case of Boyer et al. against that company. Judge Rogers sustained every point urged by the defendant com pany, holding that the company has the absolute right to dismiss employes be cause they belong to the union, or for any other reason that there can be no con spiracy to do a lawful act that the so called blacklist may be maintained and given out for the'use of others. VICEREINE TO VISIT US Lady Curzon of India Will Attend Frontier Festival at Chey enne, Wyoming. . ! " i New York Sun Special Service. Denver, Col., Aug. 18.Lady Curzon, wife of Lord Curzon, viceroy of India, is to be the guest of honor at Cheyenne in the great festival of frontier days on Aug. 25, 26 and 27. She win stay at the Leiter ranch near Cheyenne. Foreman William Irwin is having it fitted up most luxuriously for the event. One of the items of expense is a $1,000 bathroom. Lady Curzon will bring a large suite of attendants with her and the entertaining in her honor will be on as princely a scale as Cheyenne people will be able to accbm plish in the 'snort time they have had to prepare for it. :v^.- EAGLES WILL CONVENE, New York. Aug. 18.The annual national con vention of the Fraternal Order of Eagles will be held at Tammany hall the first live days of next month. It will be attended by reprentatires at lodsea in eveor state of the anion, -v.-,. . - -f^^^TIf^E^ IHt'dV' SHE IS ADOPTED . AS AN HEIRESS Unique Good Fortune Comes to a Former Minneapolis School Teacher* A Rich, but Lonely Old Man Takes Her as His Daughter. :' t - For Fear She May Be Lonesome He Adopts Her Girl Friend, Also.. Rare good fortune has come to a for mer Minneapolis school teacher In a man ner wholly unique. Miss Martha E. Bardwell, of Hatfield, Mass., and her friend, Miss Loomis, are the two most envied young women in all Massachusetts! They have namely been legally adopted by 1B. S. Simmons of Hartford, a man of great wealth, but without kin and very lonely. The papers have all been executed and the two young women step from a life of toil Into all the luxuries that money can command, and become the heiresses to a semi-invalid of great wealth. Miss Bardwell lived in Minneapolis and taught at the Garfield school in 1900 and HEARTS ABE TRUMPS, UNCLE 1901. She has relativese here, among them Mrs. Louise B. Crosby, a teacher in the schools. Her friends here speak of Miss Bardwell as a bright and pleasing young lady and quite deserving her good fortune. Miss Bardwell taught last year at Northampton and was engaged for the coming year, but has resigned her posi tion. She met Mr. Simmons at the home of an aunt and it appears that she caught his fancy at once. He was not long in making his surprising offer to adopt the attractive school teacher. ?^ fear she would become lonely he gave her the privilege of selecting a friend whom he agreed to adopt also. Miss Loomis ,a stenographer, was the fortunate young woman to be the chum of the adopted heiress. REVOLUTION IS PREDICTED Eejection of the Canal Treaty May Mean a Eevolution on the Isthmus. Senator Collum's Frediotion to ThiSr Effect Now Seems Likely to Be Fulfilled. Panama, Aug. 18.It is confidently pre dicted here that civil war will result from the defeat of the Panama canal treaty by the Colombian congress. There is a strong sentiment among the liberals who recently .were defeated after a long struggle, and also by many con servatives in favor of secession by the department of Panama, which includes the entire isthmus, in order that the con struction of the canal may be assured. That the government fears a revolution is shown by the appointment of General Lucia Valazoo, a distinguished army of ficers, as military commander, of the de partment of Panama. STEAMER BREAKS RECORD Kaiser Wilhelm H. Beats Best Fre- !- vious Time by Six Hours. ^ New York, Aug. 18.The North German Lloyd steamer Kaiser Wilhelm II. arrived to-day from Bremen, Southampton and Cherbourg after a fast run of five days, fifteen hours and ten minutes over the short course of 3,052 miles at an average speed of 22.58 knots an hour. The best previous westward record of the Kaiser Wilhelm n . was made May last, and was five days, twenty-one hours and forty- . eight minutes. , -Mft ^OLER AMD PROBABLY SHOWERS TOJPJGHT . WEDNESDAY *AIR TO COVER LUZON .WI TH RAILROADS Secretary Boot and Governor Taft Propose Extensive System for the Philippines. The Secretary of War Believes This Plan Would Do Away With Insurrections. New York Sun Special Service. Washington, Aug. 18.Secretary Root and Governor Taft are in correspondence regarding the construction of 600 miles of railroads in the Philippines. It is pro posed to build a line from Manila north thru Luzon'to the harbor at the north ernmost end of. the island. Another projected line is a branch from this north and south line over the mountains to the eastern coast. Another proposed line is from Manila south to Batangas. A line along the west coast of Luzon from Dagu pan, the present terminus of the Manila & Dagupan road, to the north end of the island also has been suggested. The propositions contemplate aid by the Philippine government by a guarantee of the interest in case the roads prove unable to pay such interset out of the earnings. The secretary of war believes that the construction ot these roads would settle for all time the question of possible in- surrections in the island of Luzon. For police and patrol of the islands the roads, it is believed, would be far superior to a regiment of soldiers, while the cost of a regiment would be nearly double the amount of interest the government would pay on the cost of the railroad. "GETTING BACK TO THE NORMAL" Uncle Joe Cannon Is Interviwed Again on the Need of More Financial Legislation. Thoro-G-oihg Optimist, He Believes the Mob Law Question Will Right Itself. Omaha. Neb., Aug. 18.Congressman Joseph Cannon was in Omaha to-day and, when asked regarding current legislation at the coming session of congress, re plied: "That's something I'm saying little about. Besides, we're* not sure of just what is happening and what is needed. It's true, a lot of eastern fellows think they're in a bad way, and need currency legislation to help them, but I notice tht stocks are not down to a good investment basis even now. You see, they've got everything way up too high and things are getting back to normal." On the lynching question Mr. Cannon said: "Why, I'm an optimist about this. This Question will right itself by the uprearlng of a healthful public sentiment. The American people are fitted for self-govern ment. They've proved it on many 'another occasion. They'll prove it now. Mob vio lence will be wiped out in this country. "It is possible that our judicial proceed ure is a little slow and technical, that therggare too many opportunities for quib ble and delay, but it's a mighty good sys tem, nevertheless. It is the old English system. It is built on the English common law. recognizes the principle that it is better nine guilty men escape than one innocent man be punished, and it is steadi ly approaching the point where men who are innocent are safe and men who are guilty may expect punishment. "I think in the main the people have confidence in our courts. Such things as the delays of the law, its loopholes, race prejudice, drunkenness and the like chat 'excite to mob violence, do not imply that the mob spirit is to grow and continue to defy our institutions. The causes for mob violence will be gradually lessened at the same time that public sentiment against it increases, and thus the evil may be depended on to right itself. TURKS ARE DEFEATED IN A BLOOD Y BATTLE Three Battalions of Turkish Troops Attack In- surgents Near Monastir and Are Re pulsed With Heavy Loss. They Withdraw Leaving More Than Two Hundred Bead and Wounded Behind ThemRevolutionists Are Receiving Accessions to. Their Ranks DailyTurkish Troops Are Insufficiently Fed, the Commii- sary Department Froving Hopelessly Inefficient. &- Sofia, Bulgaria, Aug. 18.A fierce battle is reported to have occurred in the neighborhood of Monastir. Three Turkish battalions attacked a thousand insurgents, and after the fight had raged for six hours the Turks were, re- pulsed with the losa of 210 killed or wounded. The insurgent loss is not given. S Constantinople, Aug. 18.The Russian squadron of warships, which left Sebas topol yesterday, is expected to arrive off the Turkish coast this afternoon to SUPT port the demands made on Turkey by Russia in connection with the assassina tion, Aug. 7, of M. Rostkovskl, the Rus sian consul at Monastir. The fact that Russia is about to make a naval demon stration in Turkish waters has been kept a profound secret here, the public being entirely ignorant of the Russian move ment. The notification received here of the sailing of the squadron was an unwel come surprise to the Turkish government, which had pretended to believe that the Rostkovskl incident had been closed with the punishment of the guilty parties. The most recent advices received here from Monastir were forwarded Sunday night and announced that the fighting be tween the insurgents and Turkish troops in the vicinity of Krushevo continued and that many .refugees from neighboring vil lages had congregated at Monastir. Sev eral villages, inhabited by Greeks, it was added, had been set on fire by the insur gents. According to advices received at one of the foreign embassies at Constan tinople, no less than 800 Musselmens have been massacred thruout the district of Monastir by insurgents, whose move ments continue to gain ground. To Much Red Tape. Bnmer Rushdi Pasha, who is nominally in command of the Turkish troops operat ing in the Monastir district, is seriously hampered in his efforts to suppress the insurrection by the fact that the instruc tions he received from here are con stantly changing and that when a move ment is undertaken a counter order from the palace alters the whole situation. The Turkish commissariat department Is in a wretched condition. The troops at Monastir, for instance, have not been served with rations of meat for six weeks. The insurgent bands in the vilayet of. Adrlanople are also active^ One band recently captured a detchment of sixty. Turkish soldiers near Haskoi, close to the Bulgarian:' frontier. -Xwenty-f our bat talions of reserves in the vilayet of Ana tolda have been summoned to the colors. The repeated attacks made by the in surgents on the railroads and the inade quate protection afforded by the Turkish authorities have compelled the railroad of ficials to order, in spite of the protests of the military commanders, a suspension of traffic on the Salonici, Monastir, and Uskub lines. Seize War Munitions. Dispatches received here from Belgrade, Servia, say the Turkish minister there has secured the detention of a quantity of arms and ammunition destined for Bul garia. The forwarde rof the war muni tions was sentenced to pay a fine of $4,000 for the illegal exportation of munitions of war. FAMINE IN MONASTIR Terrorized People Kill Their Domestic Animals for Food. New York Sun Special Service. London, Aug. 18.English writers re gard the movements of the Russian fleet at the present juncture with the greatest misgiving, and want to know what pur pose is intended to be served. They point out that the sultan has very promptly complied with the demands in connection with the murder of the Russian consul at Monastir and say that the object of the squadron cannot be to bring pressure on the sultan to carry out the Austro-Rus slan reform scheme, for It is manifestly impossible to do anything in the way of Improving civil administration in the Macedonian provinces now that they are all in open rebellion. Nothing is more likely than that the proceedings of the squadron will excite the fanaticism of the Turkish populace on the one hand and encourage the Bul garian revolutionists on the other. Great impetus will be7 AUSTRIA IS WORRIED Doesn't Like Or Understand Proposed Russian Naval Demonstration. New York Sun Special Service. Vienna, Aug. 18.An outspoken article on the Russo-Turkish crisis in the Neue Freie Presse' asks what object can be gained by sending warships at the mo ment when the Porte has fulfilled the chief requirement of Russia and offered full atonement for the murder of the Rus sian consul at Monastir. Are a few miser able fishing villages on the Roumelian coast to be bombarded, or does Russia in tend to send her ships thru the Bosphorus until the Yaldiz Kiosk itself lies within range of their guns? Would not such action induce more than one power to send other squadrons thru the Dardanelles to protect the sultan, or does Russia mean to show her war flag on the Asiatic shore of the Black Sea and exasperate still more a population al ready irritated by the calling out of the reserves? In any case, argues the Neue Freie Presse, the appearance of a Russian squadron in Turkish waters would en courage the Macedonians and Bulgaria who would see therein a fact more weighty than all the words of Count Lamsdorff's .dispatch to the Russian agent at Sofia. The action of Russia against Turkey, con- - eludes the papert has reached, the. extreme limit of what is permissible between two states which maintain diplomatic relations with each other. TORTURED TO DEATH Boy Said to Have Been Cruelly Killed in a Florida Con vict Camp. given to the revolutionary movement by the menacing appearance of the Russian ships in the Bosporus. There are signs that the Greeks, Servi ans and Roumanians are ready to join the Turks in restricting Bulgarian ambitions. If these nationalities openly join with Tur key it is believed that it will be almost impossible for the great powers not to be come involved. Private dispatches from Monastir show that the conditions there are horrible. The inhabitants are killing their domestic animals for food. Probably a hundred have died from starvation in their cellars, fearing to leave their homes. Bashl-ba zouks have murdered tne inhabitants of five surrounding villages. Consuls and foreign .correspondents are not allowed to enter Macedonia. Only in the large towns, like Uskub, Monastir and Salonki, is there a show of civilization maintained. New York Sun Bpeoial Service. Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 18.Mrs. W. J. Blake, wife of one of the leading merchants of Milledgevllle, Ga., has addressed open let ters to Governors Terrell and Jennings of Georgia and Florida, in which she charges that her 16-year-old son was tortured to death in a convict camp near Gainesville,! Fla. The" boy ran away from Milledgevllla and went to Florida, where he was ar rested for carrying concealed weapon* and turned over to Convict Leesee Cali son at Dutton, Fla. Mrs. Blake says: "They made him roll a heavy wheel barrow filled with phosphate rock, from which his hands became blistered, and on, account of his sickness he oould not keep up with the rest, for which he was held by two negroes whUe the strap was ap-! plied by a man weighing 200 pounds, ,-4% Being put back to work, and still not '"- being able to keep - up, he was again ** whipped in the same manner." Mrs. Blake says when she learned where .:' the boy was she and her husband hurried '" to Florida to secure his release. Sh continues: "It was a pitiful sight that met our ~? view. There lay our boy, who had always j been strong and healthy, fiat on his back, and not even able to raise his head, with "_ his back cut with a strap and his hands in solid blisters and the flesh worked to -" a pulp." r % The boy died and the parents took thai . q body to Mlliedgevelle, where five physl- -^J clans held an autopsy and reported thaf^Jp death was due to torture. -^ DEAD FLOAT IN RIVER Bashl-Bazouks Massacre Men, Women and Children. Sofia, Bulgaria, Aug. 18.The river near Monastir, Macedonia, is said to be full of the mutilated bodies of women and children who have been massacred by bashi-bazouks. A dispatch received here from Uskub says that 600 bashi-baqouks, under the command of Albanian chiefs, who are notoriously cruel, have pillaged and de stroyed a nunmber of Christian villages in the districts of Debre and Okrida. The Turkish authorities, it is added, connived at the outrages and furnished the bashi bazouks with old uniforms in order that they might appear to be regular soldiers. Reports received here from Constanti nople, and believed to be authentic, con firm the previous statements to the effect that when the Turks recapturefl Kru shevo they slaughtered the entire Chris tian population without exception, and it Js pointed out that among those killed were the employes of the government to bacco establishments, which were under European control, as the proceeds from these establlshmenta were assigned to the service of the Turkish debt. To Protect the Sultan. Vienna, Aug. 18.A curious suggestion has been made in some political circles to the effect that the Russian squadron bound for Turkish waters is not intended so much as a menace to Turkey as to protect the sultan in the event of a seri ous outbreak at the Yildiz palace, result ing from the dissatisfaction of the Al banians and of the Arabian-Syrian clique MILLIONAIRE - m ISSHOIDJAD Discharged Employe Kills Thomas R. Morgan, a Manufacturer of Oshkosh. Oshkosh, Wis., Aug. 18.Thomas R. Morgan, the millionaire sash and door manufacturer, was shot to death today by Frederick Hempel, a discharged em ploye. Three shots were fired, each buUet im bedding itself in Mr. Morgan's body. Hampel was overpowered and hurried, off to jail. The wounded man was hurried to St. Mary's hospital, but died before he reached there. The excitement about the big Morgan sash and door plant was in tense and the news quickly spread over the city. Mr. Morgan went to his office thl morning as usual and about 10 o'clock was about the grounds. Hampel wa not noticed by the manufacturer, but had. been seen in the vicinity of the factory and by some, it is said, was under the influence of liquor. The shots were fired from behind, each entering the victim's back. At noon it was discovered that Hempel, the assassin, had hanged himself in his cell at the police station. ARMY INCREASE Emperor William to Ask for 39,000 .. - ' \ ' ' More Men.% ' \ \ '*f\ Berlin, Aug. 18.There seems to be n doubt that the government under the im - pulse of the emperor is determined to ask the reichstag for an increase in the per manent military establishment by about 39,000 men to be organized into two army, corps.^thus raising the standing army tar about 647,000 officers and men. The in creased annual charge is estimated aft. $9,000,000 exclusive of equipment. ^4 - ^ 4 v'S K r '*' '#S