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TWO KILLED IN RECK
Forty-Two Injured at Lees
STRUCK OPEN SWITCH
ENGINEER AND FIREMAN KILL
Train Was Crowded and Running at
a High Rate of
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio, September 19.-The
east-bound express No. 2 on the Baltimore
and Ohio Southwestern, with eight cars,
was wrecked last night by running into an
open switch at Leesburg, thirty-three miles
from here, killing two persons, injuring two
seriously and forty slightly.
The train left Cincinnati at 6:10 last night
with a large number of passengers, many
from this city and quite a number of
through passengers. At Leesburg tiie train
plunged into an open switch an'l bumped
into the rear end of a freight train stand
ing on the siding. The accident occurred
about 8:20 p.m., while the train was going
at the rate of forty miles an hour. The
engine was dashed to pieces and turned
over on i;s side, killing the engineer and
fireman. The baggage car was lifted from
the trucks and thrown over the tender and
Mail Clerks Injured.
The mail clerks and baggage maater were
injured. The smoker was lifted from the
trucks, but remained in an upright posi
tion. The next car, known as the ladies'
car, was turned upside down, and being
filled with passengers, many were injured.
Their injuries, with the exc?ption of Mrs.
Sellars of Wellston, were not serious. The
two sleepers, the dining car and General
Superintendent I. G. Rawn's private car
were not turned over, but were bumped
from the tracks and from their trucks. The
wreck caused the wires to be krocked
down and communication with division
headquarters in this city was cut off and
had to be established by telephone. The
injured and wounded were brougat to this
city, where physicians attended to their in
juries. The dead were taken to their
List of the Dead.
The dead are: Phillip Roe, engineer, mar
ried, Chillicothe; Charles Studor, fireman,
The seriously injured: E. L. Stuck, mail
clerk, Loveland, Ohio; Mrs. Sellars,
Among the passengers cut and bruised,
but not seriously hurt, were the following:
J. M. McQuillan, New York; S. Thorner,
Parkersburg, W. Va.; A. Lybrand, Del
aware, Ohio; W. L. Moore, Mekell, Ind.;
Mr. and Mrs. C. Harrick, Lowell, Mass.;
Isaac Fethe, St. Mary's, W. Va.; A. M.
Ward, Oden, Ind.; S. W. Pratt, Pleasant,
W. Va.; A. W. Allman, Hoquman, W. Va.;
Miss Pierce, Timberville, W. Va.; W. A.
Mason, Springfield, 0.; R. Simon,New York;
Misses Schaffer, New York; G. W. Rocke
feller, New York; Otto H. Baron, London,
England; J. Clark, London, England; S. G.
Friedman, Grafton, W. Va.; J. H. Camp,
Spencer, W. Va.; L. O. Curtis. Spencer, W.
Va.; N. T. Gubble, Buffalo; S. B. Baker,
Parkersburg, W. Va.; Mrs. E. J. Sylvester
and daughter, Wellston, Ohio; Charles Kel
so. Scotland; A. Levy, New York; Wm.
Lever, New York; A. L. Block, Kline, W.
Va.; Louise Ebert, Mrs. C. L. Hays, Wash
ington, D. C.; Mrs. Dora Barrett, Troy, N.
Y.; James Charland, wife and nine chil
dren, Italy; Henry Greenbaum, Michael
Welch and wife, all of Chilicothe.
LAFAYETTE GRUFF HANGED.
Man Who Killed His Wife at Camden,
CAMDEN, N. J.. September 19.-Lafayette
Gruff of Gloucester was hanged in the
ecunty jail here today for the murder of his
wife, Mary Ann Gruff. The crime was
committed March 11, at the home of Mrs.
Gruff's aunt, Mrs. Susan Gowie, at West
mont, near here. Mrs. Gruff had left her
husband and was boarding with Mrs. Gowie.
Gruff visited his wife and attempted to
secure possession of their seven-months-old
child. Failing in this he cut his wife's
throat and attempted to shoot his baby. The
bullet went wild and struck Mrs. Gowie,
but the wound was not fatal.
TULLIO MURRI ARRESTED.
Charged With Murder of Count Eon
VIENNA, September 10.-It is reported
that Tulilo Murri. the well-known socialist
and lawyer of Bologna, Italy, who is ac
vused of the mnurder of Count Bon Martini,
recently found assass.nated in his house at
Bologna, has been arrested at the frontier
town of Ala, Austrian Tyrol.
The motive for the murder of Count Don
Martini was at first attributed to robbery.
On September 12. however, Professor Murrl,
a university professor, one of the best
known physicians in it.aly, and Count Bon
Martini's father-In-!aw, September 12
denounced his own son, Tuillio, as the mur
derer. The accused man, the dispatch
added, admitted having murdered his
brother-in-law, and said the crime was com
mitted after a brawl provoked by a family
quarrel. Other reports had it that a love
affair was at the bottom of the crime.
C'ount Bon Martini lived apart from his
GAS COMPANIES TO MERGE.
Boston Concerns Will Furnish Pro
duct for FueL.
-BOSTON. Mass., September 19.-All the
gas companies of Greater Boston are to be
merged, and eventually wili furnish gas for
fuel only, as the result of a conference here
of some of the most prominent capitalists
of tAhe country, says the Advertiser today.
The Brookline Company's plant will pro
duce -electricity, which will ultimately su
ersede gas completely as an illuminant.
Thsmeans the eventual consolidation of all
the as and electric light interests of
John C. Crosby Raigu.
PITTSFIELD, Eamn., September 19.--After
giving the matter careful consideratioun,
John C. Crosbyw of this etty announced to
day that he had delined, for businern rea
sons, to aespt the nomimetton for lieuten
at governr, tendre him a Wednesany
a by the- demseerat state convention at Bs-.
At Qunw-Ultonia, fra Bosten.
At New Teeb-Lnneais fromn Liverpool;
MR. MERCEB'S FIGHT FOR BE
Forces Arrayed Against Him-Situa
tion in Other Congressional Dis
"Politics in Nebraska is extremely
chaotic," said Mr. E. C. Snyder, Washing
ton correspondent of the Omaha Bee and
Sioux City Journal, who returned today
after a week spent in looking over the po
litical situation in the antelope state. Mr.
Snyder's observations are of peculiar in
terest, and he has considerable to say re
garding the fight now on in Representative
David Mercer's district. "In many partic
ulars the fight which Dave Mercer has on
his hands is commanding more attention by
the press generally than any ot'her contest
now going on. Representative Mercer is
making the race for a sixth term in the
House of Representatives. As chairman of.
the committee on public buildings and
grounds he has become in a measure a na
tional character, and as he comes more
closely in touch with the people by reason
of his position as chairman it is but natural
that his contest should be watched with in
terest. Opposing Mr. Mercer is Editor Rose
water of the Omaha Bee, the leading re
publican paper of Nebraska, and the fight
he is putting up against Mercer is one of
the most strenuous in that doughty war
rior's busy life.
Labor Men Against Him.
"Union labor is arrayed against Mercer,
due in large measure to the recent change
in the board of fire and police commission
ers, the charge being made that Mercer
was instrumental in keeping a representa
tive of organized labor off the board. As
to the truth or falsity of this charge I am
unable to say, but it is being used against
Mercer with effect.
"rhree well-known young republicans are
out after the nomination against Mercer,
and as they have a measure of strength in
their wards it would not surprise me if
Mercer were beaten for the nomination.
Should he be nominated I believe his elec
tion well-nigh impossible, as he defeated
Gilbert M. Hitchcock, the editor of the
Omaha World-Herald, and the nominee of
the democrats this year, four years ago by
less than a thousand votes when the repub
lican party was united.
"The congressional primaries will be held
in Mercer's district today and the conven
tion meets in Omaha Saturday.
' In Other Districts.
"As to the other congressional districts
in the state. the result is problematical. In
the first district Mr. Burkett, republican,
will be re-elected. In the third Mr. Mc
Carthy, the republican nominee, is well
liked in the district, but I question whether
he is receiving the support of certain lifter
eats which are essential to republican suc
cess. It is a close district naturally, with
the chances, in my judgment, favorable to
Judge Robinson. the sitting member. As
to the fourth and fifth districts my im
pression is that they will remain as now
represented, although the republicans are
hopeful of success in view of the general
prosperity that prevails in Nebraska.
Judge Kinkaid, the republican nominee,
ought to beat General $arry in the sixth,
and I believe he will. As to the guberna
torial campaign in Nebraska, both candi
dates are putting up a splendid fight, the
chances being slightly in favor of the re
publican nominee, Mr. Mickey, at this time,
but you know there is nothing so 'unsartin'
as politics in close districts."
NAVAL CONSTRUCTOR HOBSON.
No Decision Yet as to His Assignment
Naval Constructor Richmond P. Hobson
was at the Navy Department today and
had a talk with Secretary Moody, and also
one with Rear Admiral Taylor, chief of
the bureau of navigation. The matter of
Mr. Hobson's future assignment is still
pending at the department. The construct
or has expressed a preference to be sent to
the post at the Crescent ship yards, which
he occupied before taking his leave, rather
than to Pensacola, the place which has
been in view for him. It is expected that
a decision will be reached as to his as
signment in a few days.
In the course of regular routine at the
Navy Department there is no prospect that
Mr. Hobson's desire to be retired can be
granted. He has already been rejected by
a retiring board, and upon his return from
a three months' sick leave he has been
pronounced by the surgeon general of the
navy fit for duty. So apparently the only
opening for him to retire from the naval
service is through legislation. The Senate
committee on naval affairs reported a bill
for Constructor Hobson's retirement, upon
the recommendation of the President, but
the measure did not reach the House.
COMMANMDER COWLES 1EXAMINED
Will Be Entitled to Promotion on the
Commander William S. Cowles, assistant
chief of the bureau of navigation and aid to
President Roosevelt. was examined in this
city today for promotion to the grade of
captaIn in anticipation of a vacancy in that
grade. Commander Cowles sta.nds at the
head of his grade and will be entitled to
promotion on the first vacancy in the high
Movements of Na-val Ve=se1=
The Navy Department is informed that
the cruiser Bunfanl has arrived at Sues on
her way from Manila to the United States;
that the New York has arrived at Miyatau
on her way to San Francisco, with Rea.r
Admiral Rodgers aboard; that the Isia de
Luzon has sailed fromt Singapore for Pe
nang, and that the training ship Lancaster
has sailed from Gardiner's Bay for Newr
London on her way to Washington city.
Assistant Secretary Darling of the Navy
Department has gone to his home in Ben
nington, Vt., f-r a vacation of about ten
Mr. Frank R. Herrick of Cleveland and
Mr. Gustave Brault of Montreal are at the
Mr. C. 0. Bishop of St. Louis, Me., and
Mr. F. M. Sylvester of New York are at
the New Willard.
Mr. C. W. Cook of New York and Mr. C.
J. Devine of Boston are at the IRaleigh.
Gen. Grant kil1s for Eome.
The War Depaert=m= has- -been advised
of the sailing of the transport Logan froms
Manila. September 16 for San. Freaeno
with Brig. Gen. Frederick D:. Grii, head
quarters and six troops of. the Sli Cav
alry; 32 glek. 8 *ass=, I87 e===ai= and W
-icare sMiers .ne Grant .ha been
admituea to the *o--n== of $h deprtaet
Rody of Wanni dtgee
Ne=W YORK. Septembher 19,-The beer of
an ufndentiged weinan, ahout thlrft y
years old, was oend is the it 4eW
HIS SUCCESSOR I
Mr. Henderson Can Name the I
MORE REAMOHS GIVEN j'
PIQUED AT BEING LEPT OUT OF G
Character of the Campaign Against S
Him Determined Upon by
The samne convention which gave Speaker
Henderson the nomination that he has de- n
clined in such a sensational manner 'Is to 0
reconvene next Thursday at Hampton, 0
Franklin county, Iowa, for the purpose of w
choosing a successor to the Speaker. This f(
decision was reached yesterday by the third c'
district congressional committee, after sev- k
eral phases of the situation had been thor- h
oughly discussed. c
No effort was made by the committee to tl
fill the vacancy, although it was learned c
after the meeting that the committee pos- ir
sessed authority to take this action. Some, c
of the members pf the committee were of ti
the opinion that new delegates to the con- 0:
vention should be elected, and this matter
was settled by a vote in which six members cl
voted to reconvene the old delegates and is
three voted for an entirely new convention. lk
The place of holding the convention was
then changed from Waterloo to Hampton tl
by the same vote. g:
Can Name His Successor.
It is believed that Speaker Henderson will
control the convention to the extent of n
naming his successor. The Speaker yester- J.
day announced his intention of leaving Iowa ei
for Atlantic City in a few days, where he
will join his wife and daughter, Miss Belle, a
who is ill, The Speaker has announced also si
that he will serve out the remainder of his d
term as Speaker.
The announcement of the reconvening of 0
the convention is set forth in a resolution p'
adopted by the committee. The resolution
eulogizes the Speaker and declares that it t
is with regret that his declination is re
ceived. It reads: t
"It is with deep regret that we find our- c
selves compelled to reconvene the delegates
of this district for the purpose of naming
a candidate for election to represent this t
district in the national House of Represen
tatives. This is especially true when we
realize the necessity of such action is it
caused by the refusal of our present mem- 0
ber to accept the nomination heretofore
tendered him unanimously by a convention.
In his declination we feel that we lose an
able, capable leader of great worth and na- s:
tional prominence, such as can be attained a
only by one of sturdy character, unusual ri
natural ability and ripened experience in a
the field of statesmanship. We part with
him as a leader with reluctance. While ii
thus compelled to release Speaker Hender- T
son, we do so with no feeling that the se- c:
lection of his successor will be without p
merit or that there will result any danger w
as to the result to the republicans of this a
district in the coming election."
Omitted From Oyster Bay -Conference. n
That Speaker Henderson was piqued be- et
cause he was not invited to participate in t(
the Oyster Bay tariff conference is one of
the conclusions which has been arrived ~at
through an additional day of speculation
regarding the Speaker's action. This story, G
it is said, gained circulation in Chicago
yesterday soon after the arrival in that
city of Governor Cummins of Iowa with a
party of friends. More rumors are alro
heard concerning the character of the cam- F
paign that was being waged against Gen- m
eral Henderson in his own district. Al
ready, it is said, the trees and fences of D
the third Iowa district have been co
piously billed with the card of the editcr
of the Voice, a prohib!tjon publication. R
Under the name on the card, which has i(
been enlarged to poster size in photograph- th
ing, is an alleged correspondence between tr
the editor and the Speaker. The story, R
which explains this correspondence, is this:
Work of Prohibitionists.
Last winter the representative of Voice
came to Washington to make inquiry re- o
garding the sale of liquor in the Capitol tc
building. He began his investigation at the R
House end, and was referred to the Speaker P
as the man who had th!s matter in charge. B
When he presented his card at the Speak- ci
er's private office he was not admitted, but P
was informed that the Speaker was en- p
gaged. Not being satisfied with this, how- r,
ever, the card was again returned to the al
Speaker, with the question written under
the name of the sender as to -who was re
spop sible for the House restaurant. Then
ind5rsement was made on the card, it is i
supposed by the Speaker himself: "The
Speaker grants all permits."
Former Governor Boles, the democratic t
nominee in the third Iowa district. it is U
said, has been quietly working with the
prohibitionists, and this poster with the
explanation is the result, and is egiculated
to put the responsibility for the sale of li-e
quor in the House restaurant directly on
the Speaker, and this is given also as a e
reason why General Henderson did not
want to go further in the campaign.
Gov. Cummins is'quoted as saying yes- tU
terday in Chicago that the Speaker had n
cause to fear defeat on election day. The
district is believi to be safely republican,
and the prediction is made by- GovernorT
Cummina that the choice of the convention
for a successor to the Speaker will be g'
Mr. Charles E. Plekett of Waterloo has C
announced himself as a candidate for the
nomination. Mr. Pickett is a prominent C
member of the Elks ha
- Speakership Candidates. v<
The speakership campaign for the Fifty- o0
eighth Congress grows in dimensions every
day. Representative Tawney of Minnesota
is the latest aspirant for the place to make
public announcement of the fact.
Representative Cushman of Washington, fr
has also been mentioned as a candidate. pl
If Mr. Cushman's candidacy is a serious he
matter it might be considered as an offset
to that of Mr. Littlefield of Maine, and ti
would undoubtedly only tend to concentrate
the strength of the middle west, which it is c0
believed Representative Cannon of Illinois
has completely in his control.
The supervising architect of the treasury
has let contracts for the heating- apparatus g
and the installation of electric wiring in the a
ne laboratory being erected for the ma- a:
'rie sopta ervice at the' eorner"of' 24th la
and steets. The a4,tract for heating D
and the J1) to J. P. Buchan"a of Phila
delphlL fo S
Xgr. GMiFs Interview With Pope.
ROME. September 13.-Mgr. Gu,4. the
apostolic delegate in the Philiiqdlauds,
had another ptivate a"dinee of. the pops
today, during wR.ioh the ponsit fartherp
ondon Newspapers Offei
ONE I8 FAIDRABLI
LAD TO SSW -AEBICA TAKE
uggest That Intervention in Euro
pean Politics Ny Breed
LONDON, September 19.-Secretary Hay'
ote to'the powers, which were signatorie
r the Berlin treaty of 18T8, on_the subjec
r the treatment of JRWs in Rounania
hich was received "in London about <
>rtnight ago, was welcomed in British offi
al circles. The tone of the formal ac
nowledgement of the ret!eipt of the noto
ere indicates British appcoval of Ameri
in initiative in this matter, and confirm:
1e idea that Great Britain welcomes thi
)ntinued intervention of the United Statei
r affairs in which Europe is iore directi
mncerned, in the belief that such interven
on tends to indirectly strengthen theh and:
P the British government.
Apart from this the -quesan of the ex
usion of pauper aliens from Great Britait
growing more acute and anti-immigratior
iws are demanded in many influentia
oarters. So, the government is in sympath!
ith Mr. Hay's protest, in the hope tha
ie wholesale export of undesirable emi
rants from eastern Europe may be checked
St. James Gazette's Comment.
The newspapers here continue to com.
ient on the United Sta,tes' note. The St
i.mes Gazette, in a semi-humorous refer.
ice to it, says:
"The European governments to whom I
as addressed must have be,eq unagreeabli
irprised, for the note fitraias fresh evi
ence of the growing disposiMon of thi
nited States to take a seat it the orchestri
r the European concert, which some othei
erformers view with unensines."
After declaring that it is diecult to un
erstand what President, Rooevelt hopei
gain by the appeal to t-he Ognatories o
ne Berlin treaty, the St. Jarmes Gazett
oncludes that the chief American motive i
umanity and says:
"This indicates a spirit: of igtight erran
'y which, however creditable to a great
vilized power, is likely to glye the ATnen
ins plenty of .occupatio*- witbout increas.
ig their popularity witli the government;
f the old world."
Mrr Hay as aamil,
Mr. Hay's contraet oi the enlightenec
ystem of American and the, intolerant tyr
nny of the surviving priicipaVties of Eu
pe is referred to by theg3t. James Gazett(
3 "not devoid of self-cdmplacency" and h
ttended for the edifleation of mankind
he paper refers to Mr..Hay as an "Amer!
in Hamlet" who says: "Look on thi.
cture and then on that and considei
hether old Mother Europe should not be
shamed of herself."
The St. James Gazette suggests thai
)uth Africa would welcome the Rouma
lan Jews. "for whom the American gov
nment is so solicitous and yet so unwillinig
FORT RILEY MANNUVEBS.
en. Kobbe Ordered There - Cause of
Brigadier General Kobbe, commanding the
epartment of Dakota, has been ordered to
>rt Riley for duty pertaining to the army
aneuvers at that post.
A report has been received at the War
epartment explaining why the Nebraska
ilitia was unable to participate in the Fort
[ley maneuvers. It wat found that a suf
'lent appropriation had not been made by
e Nebraska legislature to provide for the
ansportation of the state troops to Fort
Hey and return.
Changes in the pay department have been
dered as follows: Major T. C. Go-dman
duty at San Francisco; Major Harry L.
ees, at Chicago, has been transferred to
ortland, Oreg., relieving Captain W.lliam
Schouleld, who is ordered. to Sin Fran
sco; Major Harry L. Rogers, at San Juan,
orto Rico, to this ci-ty and report to the
tymastir general for instructions.
Major Wm. R. Abercombie; 30th Infantry,
am duty in the Department of Columbia
id to join his regiment in4he Philippines.
Captain Wm., C. LangSitt, Corps of Engi
~era, at Portland, Oregt, to duty as engi
ier officer of the Depagtmenm4 of the Co
First Lieutenant Louis J& Van Schaick,
th Infantry, has been ordered to the
eneral Hospital, Washington barracks, for
Leaves of absence have bpen granted as
eliows: Captain James T1. Moore, 27th In
Lntry, two months; Captain Chas. S. Lin
>ln, 2d Infantry, three months; Captain
rm. Black, 24th Infaritry4, two months
Ltension; Captain Geo. 'Goodale, quarter
aster, one month, ang.Contract Surgeon
.H. Van Kirk, two months; First Lieu
nant B. 0. Lenoir, Signal Ccrps, onei
onth; Captain James A. Moss, 24th In
~ntry, three months;. Co tract Surgeon
enry L. Brown, two mon ths; Captain B.
Simmons, 4th Intsster, three months.
Captain Carl R. Darsel,,patant sur
top, has been detailed for 'dular as ass!st
tprofessor of hygiene at tJle Army Medi
1School in this city,
9epptain Wen. R. Grar, ca1mdsary, and
ILptain L. M. Fuiler r~nedepartment.
eve been ordered R Ble's Kan., for
mporary duty the* 8 army mn"neu
'rs. Captain FuUer-1llhib. c*fs ordnancen
nthe staff ofGeneral Rater, com
.Naval 1r s
Lieut. Cieland DaJ a'_ b detachedl
'om the bureau of or Ms., Nvy De
ertment, this city, aa~itie to hli
me on two monthsd s ~v'
Chief Boatswain Do 'n , froma
ie Oregon to the Pen
Boatswain Patrie%J,). . the re
dyving ip Columil to~a
Acting Boatswair.Ut ~ wr to the
'ompatuck for dut.
. Typhold at ltbers Islasd.
Eteports have been receiv 94 t4e iuygeon
meral's ofRee here that,~ been a
amber of cases-of tu . ~ s I13
ad, but notha' n~ IO .O
emsort to prwen *"the di
POPULISM IN 19
National Chairman Says
Will Be in Field.
DONE WITH COMBINE
NO MORE FUSION TO DEFEAT B
Former Senator Marion Butler Ba;
Clevelandism Will Overcome
"The populist national committee is star
ing aside now and allowing each local sE
tion of the party do as it thinks best
the congressional elections," said forn
Senator Marion Butler of North Carolir
chairman of the populist national comm
tee, to a Star reporter today, "but," he co
tinued, "in 1904 we will have a ticket
the field for the presidency independent
any other party.
"We will poll more votes for populist ca
didates then than we did when we put
Weaver and got over 2,000,000 votes I
him. Since then we have twice fused wi
the democratic party and given them o
votes. In all that time the democra
party has taught its voters to despise Cie,
landism, and its teachings will be remei
bered. The result will be that in 1904 1
1 will not only get all the votes we got f
r Weaver, but we will get a large part
t the democratic vote also, as I have no dou
- that by that time the democratic party w
be in the hands of the Cleveland democra
and will be endeavoring to foster Clevelan
ism on it. I cannot undertake to say wh
- vote we will then poll, but it will be a lar
one and the largest we have ever had."
Failure to Fuse.
"What do you regard as the real cau
of the failure of the democrats and pop
r lists to get together in this campaign
Mr. Butler was asked.
"The populists have felt a great deal
disgust with the democrats, and then t]
populists and the democrats have bei
holding what might be termed a dis-adr
ration society. While the democratic par
is drifting toward Clevelandism we ha
very well defined ideas of what the issu
before this country should be, and we pr
pose to put them forward.
"The democratic party has made blund
after blunder. When we went into the car
paign of 18,3 I endeavored to persuade t]
democratic leaders not to talk of free sily
at 16 to 1, but to talk of the quantitati
theory in regard to money, with a disregai
for the metal. We are today having mo
gold tihan we could have secured of sly
and gold in 1896, and the republicai
simply laugh down the free silver issu
But this condition has very thorough
verifled what was then claimed on tl
quantitative theory of money. The mediu
of exchange is a matter of indifferenc
What we contend for is that there shall 1
a certain adequate quantity of money
meet the wants of commerce at all time
Had the democrats laid stress upon tl
quantitative theory we would today be ab
to go before the country and convince evei
voter that we are right. But bringing fo
ward silver as we did at 16 to 1, we a:
unable to place ourselves in a correct lig]
before many people whose knowl'edge 4
the money question is superficial at t1
"We are'coming into a condition also th:
will show the importance of public owne
ship of the natural monopolies. Yet son
leading democrats, when we talk of go
ernment ownersh4p of the telegraph, quo
Jefferson in saying the least government
the best government. They should quo
everything that Jefferson said in his decl
ration that men should have equal opport
nities. The framers of the Constituti;
took great care to see that the rivers at
the highways were kept open for free cot
petition. Yet when the railroad supersed
the highway and the waterway it is pi
vately owned. They were careful that t]
postal business should be in the hands
the government, but when the telegraph
a large extent succeeds the postal system
is privately owned. These are bound to b
come the great issues before the country
Hope of the Populists.
"But what can the popuiist'party hope f,
by operating as an independent party?"
"There Is bound to be a third party, at
if we do not put up a ticket some one el
will do it. The populists will poll in 19
more votes than ever bcfore and it will 1
"What will Mr. Bryan do when Clev
landism controls the democracy?"
"Mr. Bryan will have to speak for hir
self. I cannot speak for him," Mr. ButI
A WARM CONTEST.
Fight for the Republican Nominatli
in Loren Fletcher's District.
Mr. Ben Aarons of the Post Office Depar
ment returned this morning from Minnel
polis, where he has been Epending -a vaci
Speaking of the outcome of the congre:
sional primaries in that district, Mr. Aaro'
"It was b-y far the prettiest political figl
cver witml sa.d in Minnesota. The oppositic
to Congassman Loren Fletcher was head.
by former Senator WillIam D. Washbur:
who advocated the nomination of 1Duger
G. Hay, a well-known lawyer and a yet
fine public speaker. Another element in ti
republican party put forward James Pete
son, former county attorney. He is a Seal
dinavian, and was brought into the race f<
the purpose of pulling votes from Lori
Fletcher. The cry was raised agalin
Fletcher, that he was opposed to the Pres
4ent's Cuban policy, and that he was not
touch with the admtnistration. A featui
of the campaign during the day of ti
primarie was several large loads of ha
bearing largi,placards, 'RdSosevelt and Rec
procity,' whicit :were driven through ti
streets. The. su ~ ters of Eugene Ha
paraded the streets ~ 'bainds aj4made
great deal of noise. TPiMinneagiol Joeu
nal displa,yed large hea. es daily, settli
'forth that a 'Vote for .. is a vote ft
"Notwithstanding all of thilf uror, wha
the votes came to be counted, 'sie Lorea
Fletcher ha& more than the com]Ijlisd loti
of his opponents, and won a moat reisarla
ble victory. The business- interests aMt tI
tb folisha enm that Cogresmn D1
aw4 opposed to the Presi4ent. U
-F4rpae overnor John Lund eba
p1tted aeg' p=t Mt;. Flefeber, liit
Is as ertanbt re-election as ha.f4
deserved i nemann Th.'iis Is him it
UPROAR IN PRI8O1
TRAGIC OCCURRENCE AT HACK
ENSACK, N. .
Deputy Sheriffs Finally Overcame
Peter Hernia and Takes Him
NEW YORK, September 19.-Peter Hernia
was hanged in the county jail at Hacken
sack, N. J., today for the murder of Bar
ney Kanter, a butcher, but before his exe
cution was accomplished Hernia made a
Fs When two deputy sheriffs approached him
to strap his arms he suddenly tore off two
brass brackets on the side of his cell, and
getting into the corridor, leaped over a par
tition. He then tore off a piece of lead pipe;
and, crouching in a corner, shouted that he
d. would brain any one who came near him.
c- By this time the jail was in an uproar. The a
in sheriff and his deputies were at first puz- t
er sled as to how to deal with the murderer p
ta, and disarm him. It was finally decided to s
it- turn a hose on him. This was done, and as v
n- Hernia put up his hands to ward off the n
in water from striking him in the face a dep- t
of uty sheriff leaped over and grabbed the t
hand of the murderer in which was the lead a
n- pipe. Other deputies quickly rushed in. a
up ' Finally Overpowered.
or Hernia was finally overpowered and se- v
th curely strapped. He was then placed in a v
ur chair and carried to the gallows, his cloth- C
Lic ing dripping wet. He was lifted from the s
e- chair and the noose quickly adjusted about
n- his neck. The sheriff then asked him if he
,we had anything to say. He replied in a weak s
of voice: "Good-bye all; excuse me." The
bt drop was then sprung, and Hernia died of a
ill stranghlation. The condemned man during
ts the night asked frequently for whisky, and i
d- this morning he refused to eat his break
at fast. When whisky was refused he smash
ge ed a chair in his cell, and two priests who
were with him had great difficulty in calm- t
Hernia shot Kanter on March 4 last be
se cause the latter would not sell him 5 cents'
u- worth of dog meat. Kanter explained that
',. his supply was exhausted, but Hernia pre- a
tended not to believe him and upon a sec- t
and refusal later in the'day shot Kanter,
of who died that evening from the effects of
he the wound.
ii- THE INJURED DRY DOCK.
ve Naval Constructor Will Go to
- Secretary Moody has received the follow- C
er ing dispatch from Lieutenant Commandet '
n- Edward J. Dorn, who was recently placed o
o in charge of the naval property at Havana: t
e "While self-docking end pontoons floating t
rd dry dock broke in two at gangways. Side
re walls ruptured. Request naval constructor
er sent at once."
, Naval officials are not prepared to give an
ly estimate of the damage to the dry dock
te without more detailed information concern
m ing the injury. The assumption would be
J that if the dock literally broke in two it
to would have sunk.
s. Naval Constructor David W. Taylor will
te leave this city tomorrow for Havana by
way of Tampa, Fla., to talfe charge of the
r- injured dry dock at that place. An expert
re ship fitter was sent by steamer today from
it New York to Havana to assist in the work
Af of repair. No naval officer was present 1
te when the dock sustained its injuries, the a
structure being in charge of a civilian dock- t
master. The Navy Department has no de- s
at tails of the collapse of the dock, and the b
only theory it can advance to account for 2
r- the accident is that some of the drainage p
1e pipes choked, with the result that water S
v- was pumped out of the dock while the end t
te remained filled, overtaxing the strengt.h of 3
is the middle structure with their weight. a
.. PRESIDENT STARTS WEST.
, He Will Not Return to Oyster Bay Till I
Id October 9. L
OYSTER BAY, N. Y., September 19.- r
i- President Roosevelt left for New York I
te aboard the Sylph at 9:30 o'clock this morn
f ing. He will not return to Sagamore Hill
It until October 9. Mrs. Roosevelt, Miss Alice 1
e- Roosevelt and Secretary Cortelyou accom- w
panied him. The ladies of the party wili is
return to this place this afternoon. The U
others who are to accompany the President
r on his western trip left on a special train
at 9:30 o'clock. They will join President
id goosevelt at Jersey City, whence the start d
e on the western trip will be made over the
Pennsylvania railroad at 2:14 p.m.
SALISBURY IN NO DANGER.
The Former British Premier Only
yr ~ Slightly Indisposed. 1
LUCERNE, Switzerland, September 19.-t
An investigation of the report published by e
the. London Times this morning regarding
the helth of Lord Salisbury shows that the 1
*n former British premier is confined to his a
room here, owing to a chili and a slight at
-tack of gout. He will probably be unable i
to travel for a fortnight, but it is asserted a
that there is no cause for anxiety. t
LONDON, September 19.-Private advices ~
_received in London indicate that Lord 3
is Salisbury is worse than admitted in the Lu- y
cerne dispatch on the subject. The symp- c
toms, it is said by his friends, are "not yet v
it considerEd eXCeptionally grave." a
an Dr. Walker. who was summoned to Lu- a
d cerne, attended Lady Salisbury during her n
yAuto Races Postponed- a
te DETROIT, September 19.-The automobile p
r- mees scheduled for this afternoon at the '1
a- Grosse Pointe track have been postponed on a
3r account of ilt rain. If the weather clears a
up bhfore night the track will be dried out .
-j- enough by tomorrow afternoon so that Sat- n
in urday's program can lye given as planned. -t
ye Today's events will be run off next Tucs- E
ie day. President Roosevelt's .visit making itt
.y impracticable to race Monday. , q
Labor Biots in Portugal. a
a LONDON, September 19.-It is announcedc
6 i a special dispatch from Lisbon, Portu- 'I
wr gilt that there have been serious collisions t
between troops aad strikers at Guarda, near
n Oporto, during w#dch a number of workmen B
e D.pntty Iherif .ArresteA
R' B ALLPON, N, 7, Spemmhi19,-Fradj
B. Ilennett;, R depLW ,sheritf, acting as a ]
r, Rudson Valley ' lway conduetor, was
lodged in the cep4 $#it here early this
P morning, lia*fg pa,u enommp for ex
a 1aiation by Justice Terry ef Waterfesod
h en' the clsrge et semanit in the first de
a gree in sheeti*g s, boy in the forearsa last
DEATH CAUSED BY GAS
Lsphyxiation- of Prominent
Citizen of Petersburg.
E'OUND IN HOTEL ROOM
ODY IDENTIIED BY WASHING
Wife of Dead Nan in This City a Suf
ferer From Serious
Mr. I. R. Rockwell, a prominent resident
,nd business man of Petersburg. Va., was
he victim this morning of death by as
hyxiation in his room at the Hotel John
on in this city. The odor of escaping gas
ras discovered about 9:20 o'clock this
iorning by Mrs. Kemp, the hottsekeeper at
he hotel, and closer investigation revealed
he fact that the odor came from room 119,
rhich was occupied by a Mr. Rockwell,
rhose residence was given as New York.
Mr. Johnson, the proprietor of the hotel,
fas immediately notified, and together
rith Lee Harvey, the head bell boy, and
ther employes, he went to the room on the
econd floor. The door was found locked.
one of the bell boys secured a chair, and
tanding upon it, he peered over the tran
om, when he saw the body of Mr. Rock
ell lying on the floor face downward
gainst the door.
Harvey went upon the roof of the build
rig adjoining the hotel on the south, and
eparated by only a, narrow alley, and by
ieans of a plank placed from the roof of
he building to the window sill he was en
bled to open the window and go to tha
aan's assistance. Mr. Johnson thought
here was still hope for the stricken man,
nd sent in a call for the ambulance from
he Emergency Hospital, when he was
aken to the hospital, where Dr. Stuart em
loyed all known means to restore him, but
rithout avail. Dr. Stuart is under the im
ression that the man died before he was
iscovered in his room.
It was found that the gas was turned on
rom a jet in the room. When found the
ody had a bruise on the forehead, indi
ating that the victim had discovered his
anger and made an atterr:pt to reach and
pen the door. but fell against it before he
uld accomplish his purpose. and laid
iere until removed by the attendants from
The police of the first pre^!nct were noti
ed at once of the occurrence and Officer
riana was sent to invest-gate the case.
hortly afterward word came from the phy
Ician at the hospital that the man was
ead, and Lieut. Amiss of the first precinct
aok charge of the man's clothing and per
anal effects which were found in the room.
rp to this time there was no information
s to the identity of the victim, other than
is name and residence on the hotel reg
In the pockets of the dead man's clothing
rere found a lady's gold hunting-case
ratch, a pocket book containing $44 in bills,
hree $2.50 gold pieces, some loose change,
averal blank checks of the Bank of Peters
urg, Va., and several other small articles.
pocket diary was also found in his coat
ocket, the last entry in it being made
eptenber 15, but there was nothing writ
n but the date. The 14th of September
r. Rockwell had made the entry, "In bed
About 11 o'clock, while the body 6f the
ead man was still at the Emergency Hos
ital awaiting the arrival of the coroner,
Ir. Joseph B. Luckett, manager of the e o
imbia Theater, and his father, Mr. C. E.
uckett, together with several gentlemen,
ailed at the hospital and asked for per
Oission to see the body of Mr. Rockwell.
r. C. E. Luckett stated that the dead man
'as his brother-in-law, having married the
!ster of Mr. Luckett's wife. The wife of
ie dead man, it was stated, had come to
Pashington several days ago for a visit
'ith her sister, when she became ill and
now in a serious condition at the home
r her brother-in-law, 815 12th stree, north
Statement of a Relative.
"Mr. Rockwell reached the city yester
ay evening about 6 o'clock," said Mr.
oseph Luckett to a Star reporter, "and be
ras at my father's home until late last
ight. I left him at the corner of 13th and
streets about 1:30 o'clock, when he went
retly to the hotel. He had been to New
ork on a business trip and was on his #ay
omne, but stopped of! here to visit his rela
ves for a few days, at. is his custem, and
>see his wife, who was taken ill here sev
ral days ago.
'I am sure he had n:) thought of death
'hen he left me last night. He is about
xty years of age, and we were joking him
bout his age, when he laughinigly declared
aat he would live for twenty years- yet.
[e was in excellent spirits when we parted,
rd on account of his wife's illness in
mded to visit with us for several days
tleast until Mrs. Rockwell became better.
"There could be no possible reason for
r. Rockwell to take his own life. He
as of a sunny disposition; in excellent
ndition fihanclally and had no business
'orries. His health had always been good,
nd I am sure that he never had a thought
fending his life in such a shocking man
Convinced Death Was Accidental.
Several other gentlemen who were well
quanted with the dead man also ex
ressed their conviction that the death was
holly accidental. They stated that he was
man who looked on the bright side of life
rid was popular among his acquaintances.
On account of Mrs. Rockwell's illness the.
aws of her husband's sudden death, it is
uought, will be a severe blow to her, and
rave apprehensions are felt by her rela
es of the result when she becomes ac
uainted with the circumstances.
Acting Coroner Glasebrook viewed the
ady at the Emergency Hospital ad gave
certificate of accidental death by asphyx
tion, when the remains were taken in
aarge by Mr. C. E. Luckett and his son.
he body will in all probability be shipped
SPetersburg, Va., -for interment.
Mr. Rockwell tr many years had been en
aged in the cogl buess at Petersburg.
rid was also 'lin sidin several other
siness enterprises in'that city.
NAVAI, GENUZAL BOARD.
Katng SiightUy in Advance of the
Thne al ses.m wend a
dy, Mlgbtly in ahenes et tihe 4*s'4I