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Quiet Restored in Georgia's Capital After
Slaughter of Blacks.
Rumors of Retaliation Circulated
but Few Negroes Are
in Sight.
Lynching in Suburb Last Night
only Outbreak Since
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 24.The city is
quiet today. The seventeen companies
of state malitia are in complete con
trol of the situation. All the saloons
are closed for the day under the order
of the mayor. Business has assumed
normal conditions. Streetcar schedules
have beer resumed, the schools are
open a6 usual and public confidence is
being restored, under the energetic
measures taken by the authorities, city,
county and state to maintain order. No
further outbreak is anticipated.
Rumor of Retaliation.
Rumors that the negroes plan to re
taliate for the slaughter of Saturday
night are heard today, but the fear of
the lack of men belies these stories.
Hardly a negro is seen on the street,
and the hiding of their dead, in fear
that funerals will serve to excite the
whites and cause further riota, has
made it impossible to ascertain the ex
act ni-mbor killed Saturday night.
Body Hanging from Limb.
The body of Zeb Long, a negro, was
found hanging in the woods early this
morning about half a mile west of
East Point, a suburb eight miles south
of Atlanta.
Long was locked in the East Point
jail charged with disorderly conduct.
The jail was broken into shortly after
midnight and Long was taken to his
The usual mystery surrounds the af
fair. It is not known yet whether
Long was suspected of any connection
with any of the recent assaults on
white women.
Made a Fight.
Long was heavily armed, and when
in the'woods half a mile from the cen
ter of the town. The particulars of
the affair have not been ascertained,
as no one will admit having been, con
nected with the lynching. Long, So far
as known, was not suspected of hav
ing assaulted any white woman.
Negroes in Hiding.
The feature of the situation is the
scarcity of negroes usually employed
about the city. The telegraph compa
nies are advertising for white delivery
clerks, the postoffice is experiencing
great difficulty in sending out special
delivery mail. Altho negro drivers are
Been on many wagons, many such ve
hicles are handled by whites.
Domestic servants are frightened and
an exodus of negroes from the city is
expected. The authorities, however,
believe they have the situation well in
Troops Are Dismissed.
The authorities have dismissed and
Bent home all outside militia compa
nies excepting those belonging to the
Fifth regiment. This leaves one full
regiment in charge.
Troops have been withdrawn from
the streets until night, excepting that
guards have been posted at the hard
ware stores to- protect them from pos
sible raids for firearms and ammuni
tion. The sale of firearms and ammuni
tion has been ordered stopped.
At Least Ten Killed.
The authorities believe they have the
city under control. Last night- passed
without serious disturbances, altho
many people were on the streets until
late hours.
The total number of dead is extreme
ly difficult to estimate. Ten bodies
of those killed in connection with the
riots of Saturday have been prepared
for burial.
It is reported on seemingly good
authority that several bodies have been
taken away for burial, and it is equal-,
ly probable that some deaths have not
been reported to the police or other
authorities. The exact number of dead
is not likely to be known for some
Great Northern's President Re
ported to Have Bought S. P.,
I. & M. Project.
West Indian Hurricane and North
wester Disturbance Mov
ing on East.
Washington, Sept. 24.Two great
storms are moving toward the east
from oposite directions. Professor Gar
riott of the weather bureau said today,
that when they meet there will be a
general fall of rain in the middle and
eastern states.
One of the disturbances is another
West Indian hurricane, which was re
ported to the bureau this afternoon to
be off the west- end of the island of
Cuba. Teh other is a rainstom now
prevailing in the northwest.
The hurrican is moving, northward
and the northwest storm is moving
southward, so that in the natural order
of things they are expected to meet,
and considerable damage is likely to
result. The West Indian hurricane is
expected to reach the gulf coast tomor
row or Wednesday.
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, Sept. 24.James J. Hill,
president of the Great Northern, has
scored another important point in his
battle with E. H. Harriman for rail
road supremacy in the northwest.
The report has been received here
that Hill has secured by purchase, the
San Francisco, Idaho &' Montana rail
road project, which will shorten the
line from the Montana point to Sanat
Francisco, 632 miles.
Paris. Sent, 24.The proposed general meet
ing of representatives of.the Continental policy
holders in Amrriean !jfP insurance companies.
schednlPd to ttfke rlnce tv. l'aris, has been
abandoned. Samuel Vntermeyer upon his arrival
here from Xew York finding that such a meeting
New Orleans. Sept. 24.William J. Bryan
arrived today on a br^ef trip into the state,
tpon arrival here he \vns escorted thru the
principal streets and then followed a reception
and a banquet. Mr. Brynn was scheduled to
apeak both
ata thenbanquet anId
later in the
ope gathering city park
Valuable PropertJ of Minneapolis' ?ainspresumptive
Man Is BurningMiners
Narrowly Escape.
Special to The Journal.
arrestec made a hard fight against the
officers. He was taken from the East' -suspended in an efhirt to
Point Jail after midnight and hanged
Bismarck, N. D., Sept. 24The Wil
ton Goal mine of W. D. Washburn of
Minneapolis, the largest in the state,
is on fire and all mining work has been
The mine has been burning for two
weeks, but the fact was kept secret
until Saturday night, when five miners
were nearly suffocated while working
in the burning passage. They were
rescued with great risk by their com
rades and doctors worked over them for
a long time before they were resusci
The fire has created gas and smoke,
which fills nearly all the mine passages,
Roosevelt Contributes $100 for
Action Against Amusement
Demands that 17. S. Uniform ftot
Be Discriminated
Against. _^
making fire-fighting not only difficult H. J. Wolner, the pastor, collapsed dur-
but dangerous. A^Jbole is now being
sunik from the surface down seventy'
feet, to where the fire is raging, with
the idea of drawing off the gas and
permitting the burning chamber to be
Scarcity of water makes the flood
ing of the burning part of the mine
almost impossible.
Unless the fire is soon extinguished
the loss will be very great.
Wm,* McEwan, Awaiting Sen
tence, Prepares Weapon to Kill
Lawyer and Jailer.
By the admissions of William Mc
Ewan, the desperate man recently con
victed of highway robbery, County At
torney Al J. Smith and Jailor Nels
Clausen escaped assassination only by
the narrowest margin and thru the care
of the authorities.
Discoveries made yesterday bear out
McEwan's statements. A dangerous
dagger, made from a caseknife, was
found concealed in the middle of Mc
Ewan 's mattress when it was torn to
pieces befor it was burned,at the order
of Sheriff J. W. Dreger. This, together
with the knowledge that has come to
the jail officials relative to McEwan's
desperate plan%, proves that he in
tended on the day of sentence in the
courtroom to stab Mr. Smith and Mr.
Clausen and th'en take his own life.
He has openly stated since his arrest,
that he would not be taken to Stillwa
ter jjlive, and that he would take a few
other to the next world with him. He
is especially enraged at Mr. Smith be
cause of the prosecutor'8 plea to the
jury in which he referred to McEwan
as a "would-be-murderer."
Provides a Weapon.
Upon information conveyed the au
thorities Saturday of McEwan's plans,
he was carefully searched and* placed
in the muaderer's cell of the county
jail, and under the surveillance of a
death watch.'' Even with this pre
caution McEwan soaked match heads
in his coffee and nearly died' from the
effects of the potion" before medical
aid was secured. Later, while eating,
he slyly broke the head off his spoon
and then knocked the globe from the
lamp in his cell, blowing out the light
the same time. In the darkness that
followed he sharpened the spoonhandle
to a dangerous point on the cement
floor. A search of the cell, after a
new globe had been secured and the
lamp relighted, revealed the impro
vised weapon hidden in McEwan's
The desperate man will be sentenced
r*nd taken to Stillwater tonight, and
when he has gone the 'jail authorities
will have been relieved of the greatest
strain to whicV, they have ever been
subjected. Upon the advice of one of
the judges of the district court, the
prisoner was, put in shackles last
night and will be kept so until he is
taken to prison.
Oyster Bay, Sept. 24.President
Roosevelt has contributed $100 to be
used by Rear Admiral Thomas in a
legal suit instituted recently at New
port, R. I., to determine whether or not
a man be excluded from a public place
of entertainment because ho wears the
uniform of the United States array, ori
navy. the uniform of the United
and navy 3ust
llT^or ^T* Si*lv b?h
President Roosevelt.'today made pub
lie the following letter, which he has
sent to Rear Admiral Thomas:
I inclose $100 to,4be. used in that
suit which, thanks to you, has been so
wisely undertaken to. test the legality
of excluding any man, from any public
place of entertainment because he
wears the United States uniform. I
feel that it is ^the duty of every good
citizen to endeavor in every shape and i
way to make it plain that he regards FRAK
Statesi,armry 'iGso
as muceh as whe0n worn
by an enlisted as whenr by
the 1d
e9 1
There is no finer body.of men in all
our country than the enlisted men of
the army and navy of the United
States, and I cannot sufficiently: ex
press my indignation and contempt for
any man who treats his uniform save
with the respect to which it is entitled.
"If a man misbehaves himself, then,
no matter what uniform he wears he
shall be dealt with accordingly, but the
fact of wearing the
tfrm asasd
form should accepted presumptive
evidence that"enthe man who wears it is
all righth and any discrimination
than evidence that the
man thus discriminating is all wrong."
Rear Admiral Thomas is reported to
be paying half the expenses of a suit
for $500 damages brought by Chief
Yeoman F. J. Buenzle against the New
port Amusement company of New
port on the ground that he was exclud
ed from a dance hall while in uniform.
Buenzle is on duty at the naval train
ing station at Newport. The suit will
not be tried until Oct. 2 or later.
Special to The Journal.
St. Cloud, Minn., Sept. 2M- panic
was created at Grace Episcopal church
in Saug Rapids last evening .when Rev.
reading of
first lesson, and
wit depicted his face sank
to the floor. He had been stricken with
heart failure.
The congregation rushed. forward
and a doctor at once made an effort to
resuscitate the stricken man. Mr.
Wolner did not regain consciousness un
til midnight and is still in a very crit
ical condition. His brother,, Dr.-O. H.
Wolner, physician at the reformatory
here, iswith him.
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p. willl be well settled forr you, uncle
+UGGINS,state. the republicanN ofW. the empire It
answer as thaNeweT?orl^whose
wea rnf 1y-
th governor's course de
1 .upocnt
a can
ldecislpU anxiouslyhis awaite
pendrse the ofe wife,d and
sta against
hiHughes. dldacy, the party lookass to Charle
New York Republicans Anxiously
Await Announcement. Re
garding Candidacy.
Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. 24.Delegates
to the republican j^tate convention
which will meet here tomorrow are ar
riving in large -numbers."Thus far there
have been no developments .tending to
settle question of who" shall be nomi
nated for governor Y^M.^^plxe can be
looked for until #b$?rndr"Higgin an
nounces his decisioriiiks'stOi^his candidacy
for a second "termv Mr. Higgins had
been expected to state his position ear
ly today, but instead it was announced
that no decision will be made"-,public
until after a conference with Represen
tative Parsons, chairman of the' Kew
York county committee. Mr. Parsons,
who was here, has gone to Albany to
meet the governor.
In the meantime the availability of
others who have been mentioned for
the nomination for governor is being
discussed. These include M. Linn
Bruce, lieutenant governor, Charles E.
Hughes who appeared for the state leg
islative insurance investigation last
winter and ex-Lieutenant governor T.
L. Woodruff.
Zanesvtlle Ohio, Septi, '24.Three., men were
killed and sis Injured In a collision between a
freight train arid a work train on the Cincin
nati & Muskingum
railroad at
north of yesterday.Rock
Cut, nine miles-
Father KnickerbockerWhel I get the portraits to fill these frames the 'presidential situation
il nrfit.tv WPII suvr.t.lpfl fovn '-"1 "'"'i "V
Cummins and Senator Garst Work
the Levers to Make a Train
Special to The Journal.
Des Moines, Iowa, Sept. 24.Gover-
nor Cummins and Senator Garst tried
their hands at pumping a handcar- in
northern Iowa, and those who witnessed
the achievement declare that the gov
ernor's good practice and Senator
Garst's habit of swinging on bad ap
propriation bills -stooid them in good
stead, especially when the car hit an
up grade.
Stranded at Maple Hill, a hamlet,'
after making speeches at Svea City,
the gubernatorial party decided-' it
i would not wait several hours for a
train, in view of the fact that a rain
I storm was threatening, and so they ap
i propriated two handcars to take them
jto.Gridley, Minn., where they planned
taking a train for home. The governor
was captain of one crew and Garst
commanded the other, both working
with the levers.
The bandears were taken without
permission, and as the governor's plat
form is strong anti:
pass this free trans
portation may be turned to account by
his enemies. The governor and his
pumpers just made their connections
and escaped the storm.
Terror oh City of Sydney as the
Vessel Is Tossed by
San Francisco, Sept. 24.By a mir
acle the Pacific mail steamer, City of
Sydney, escaped wreck in a huge water
spout off the Mexican coast near Aca
pulco last Sunday morning. As it was,
the waterspout struck the stern of the
ship, wresting away stanchions and
awnings and terrorizing the passengers
who w.je awakened by the* shock of
the hurling waters. Yestefday the .City
of Sydney reached port, and those "on
board told,of. their experience.
It was~ shortly before 4 a.ift. that/the
waterspout hit the ship. Tjhnbticed'by'
the vlpokpnt because of darkness, the
column xi water suddenly :loomed up a
foot from the_ stern, which, it swept
with the rapidity of a whirlwind.
Paris Sept. 24.-The Temps says it
learns from an absolutely unquestion
able source that the latest consultations
of the medical advisers of the sultan
of Turkey, establish the fact that Ab
dul Harttinid is suffering from cancer
diil' Hamid is suffering ftorn cancer
says, does not permit of an operation,
and is usually fatal within -a year.
& Co
Special to The Journal.
The Crash Takes Place at a Switch in the Out-
skirts of VillageTrain Was Southbound.
l-eaving Minneapolis at 9:35 am.
A Relief Train Is Rushed to the SceneD. D.
De Maris, a Veteran Commercial Traveler
of Minneapolis, Is Among the Dead.
D. D. DEMARAIS, Minneapolis, traveling salesman Wyman, Partridge
P. E. BROWN, St. Paul, salesman Foot, Schulze & Oo.
GEORGE E. BXINKEBFUSS, St. Paul, salesman Gotzian ft Co.
PayjLd, Q-reen, residence unknown, reported dying.
A. ErKilroy, Albert Lea, seriously injured internally.
Thomas McDonald, Minneapolis, engineer switch engine, hurt inter*
nally and cut on head.
Herman Boehmer, Shakopee, shoulder dislocated.
P. Plumley, Minneapolis, bruises and cuts.
S. H. Stewart, 2244 Park boulevard, Minneapolis, shoulder blade
C. Ii. Klaine, Minneapolis, lineman M. & St. L. road, badly hurt
W. Smith, Minneapolis, traveling engineer, M. & St. L. road, dis-
located shoulder and other injuries.
John Kubu, New Prague, three ribs broken.
C. L. Peterson, Minneapolis, Paris-Murton Co., Blightly injured.
H. T. Matthews, baggageman, St. Paul, knee broken.
New Prague, Minn., Sept. "24.Four
are dead and fifteen or more are in
jured as the result of a rear-end colli
sion on the Minneapolis & St. Louis
road here shortly, before noon today.
At a switch in the yards of the city
the southbound passenger train crashed
into a switch engine. Both engines were
demolished and/Thomas McDonald, the
engineer on the switch engine, was se
riously injured. The engine crew on
the passenger engine escaped all harm
by jumping. The train was in charge\
of Conductor C. J. Tierney of St. Paul.
The crash was heard thruOut the vil
lage and within a few moments the
work of rescuing, the imprisoned passen
gers and removing the dead had been
begun by scores of eager volunteers.
The city hail was turned into a morgue
and as fast as the injured were taken
out they were removed to it.
Precautions were promptly taken to
p'reyent the wreck irom catching fire.
So near as can be determined all of
the dead or injured were riding in the
smoking caT. The express and baggage
car. .telescoped into the smoker and
practically every person in the ,car re
ceived some injury.
The last three cars of the train did
not leave the track, but all of the j^ts
sengers therein were bruised and
shocked by the crash.
So complete was the destrucion
wrought up forward that many of the
unfortunates were penned beneath the
debris ifor an. hour or more before they
could.be rele/ased.
None of the dead or injured were
scalded or. burned. Their injuries' con
sisted -of broken bones-and torn flesh.
Wi G. Westcott, engineer, and
Adams, fireman, both of Minneapolis,
were running the passenger engine.
Girls Lead in Rescues.
Miss Myrtle Vinton of Minneapolis
and MiSs Goldie Gorrell of Marshall
town, Iowa, did heroic work in coring
for the injured.
They were passengers on the train,
but did not lose their nerve when the,
crash came. Almost at once they be
gan their relief work.
They tore their skirts into strips for
use as baindages and seemed to be
everywhere that aid was needed. Their
effective efforts met with highest prkise
on the part of others in the rescue
Eeliey Train Arirves.
News of the disaster was. at once
telegraphed to the headquarters of the
road-in Minneapolis, and a relief train
and wrecking-and repair outfits were
hurried off and arrived here almost
2:20 p.m.
Most of the dead and injured will be
Pacific Tone of Advices from
Cuba Increases Prospect
of Settlement.
Washington, Sept. 24.Official news
with regard to the situation in Cuba
was lacking in Washington this morn
ing. The pacific tone, of the dispatches
from. Hava,na yesterday had a favora
ble, effect upon the miiitary and naval
officials and there was a marked change
in /their attitude from Saturday, when
it-.'was!'thought that intervention was
near at hand.
The prospect of an amicable adjust
ment of the issues between the Palma
government and the insurgents, how-
ever,..djQe& not -prevent-the-officials here
from continuing the preparation .which
they have been making to land ^forces'
in Cuba if! necessary. ,-'~'"Z'
Special to The Journil.
Milwaukee, Sept. 24.^Tudgfe Quarles
has granted an injunction for ,Allis
Chalmers against picketing" striking
moulders. -j,
taken to Minneapolis late this after
noon or evening.
D. D. Demarais, Traveling for Wyman
Partridge Company, Dies in Wreck.
Dolford D, DeMarais: of Minneapolis,
one of the victims of the wreck, was
a traveling salesman in the employ of
the Wyman-Partridge company and re
sided at 2815 Lake of the sles boule
vard. He was 65 years of age and a
veteran of the civil war. Surviving
him are a wife and five children. The
children are P. S. DeMarais of Du
luth, L. E. DeMarais of St. Paul, E. A.
DeMarais of Minneapolis, Mrs. B.
Moore of -Granville, Iowa, and Lucile
DeMarais of Minneapolis.
Mr. DeMarais was one of our vet
eran salesmen,'' said ^George- H. Part-'
ridge of the Wyman-Partridge com
pany. "He entered our employ eigh
teen years ago and has remained with
us., ever since as one of our most ef
ficient and trusted men. His regular
run was from New Prague 4o x^ew'
Uhh. His death be a distinct loss
to the company.7'will
Switching Crew Uses lifain Line on
Passenger Train's Time.
lilfonriation concerning the accident
was meager at the general offices of the
company in Minneapolis. L. Day,
vice" president and general managare,
said that all the information he had ob
tained was to the effect that four peo
ple,/all of them passengers: were killed.
Day the accident
caused switching, crew in the
onto th
line on the
the trai which was
about fifteen minutes late. The switch
ing engine was light, and the passenger
train was running at a rather fast rate
of speed.
Both engineers jumped when they
saw that the crash was inevitable. One
engineer escaped and,the other broke
his collar bone. AH the express and
mail messengers escaped, unharmed. Ap
parently the passengers in the smoking
car were the only ones hurt. I &
known that four- were killed, but as
yet no information has been as
to' the number of injured.
equipped'wreckin,greceived train left
the Minneapolis & St. Louis yards a
few minutes after 12. o'clock for the
scene of the wreck at New Prague.
The train was ready for use at a i
moment's notiee-and- as-soon as- the
rew could be. summoned.it pulled out.
A crew large enough to handle the sit
uation was sent out and the train was -J
given the right of way that the run
could be made in an hour's time.
Arrival of Packet Is Cheered by
Thousands at Kansas /r-
Kansas City, Sept 24.With the
.blowing of whistles, ringing of bells
and.the glad acclaim of thousands who
had gathered at the river shore, the
renewal of steamboat traffic on the
Missouri river after a lapse of more
thatf a decade was celebrated today,
when the steamer Lora, laden with
freight *from St. Louis, docked at the
wharf in this city.
Every local craft o.f any pretension
went several miles down the river to
act as an escort for the Lora, and
,the appearance of the fleet, with the
'freigjiter in the lead, was the signal
for one of. the most genuine outbursts
of enthusiasm ever occasioned by any
event in the commercial life of this
city-' ^"-j
The successful trip of the Lora un
der the most unfavorable circum
stances, the river being exceptionally
low and its channel unexplored for sev
eral year^ proved conclusively that ths
'Miasouri a navigable stream, 3

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