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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
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.
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
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.
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
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^ ' +. ^ ^ -.
* i
i (^fcfe.CJ- VJsShfej^
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
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
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
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
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
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. - - *- - - -
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.
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.
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
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^.-
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'
Unique Good Fortune Comes to a
Former Minneapolis School
A Rich, but Lonely Old Man
Takes Her as His
Daughter. :' t -
For Fear She May Be Lonesome
He Adopts Her Girl Friend,
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
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
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.
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.
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. ,
Secretary Boot and Governor Taft
Propose Extensive System for
the Philippines.
The Secretary of War Believes This
Plan Would Do Away With
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
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.
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
"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
"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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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,!
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
"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.
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
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
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
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
At noon it was discovered that Hempel,
the assassin, had hanged himself in his
cell at the police station.
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.
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