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Formally Settled by Navy
Notwithstanding; His Retirement by
the Age Limit While the Court
of Inquiry Is in Session The Of
ficers of the Brooklyn Testify
in Behalf of the Flagship's Com
mander. Washington, Oct. 1". The presenta
H(,n of Schley's side of the case was
continued today. Eight witnesses were
examined, five being- ensigns, and all
having- served on the Brooklyn during
ihi? campaign- While Ensign Hal!i
gan was on the srar.'J Mr. Raynor
sought to bring out Information as to
the American ships In sight at i-he
beginning- of the battle of July 3, but
JU'lgt AJjVixrate Lemly objected on the
g ounJ that the question was intended
to t'how the abservce of the New York,
and the question was withdrawn.
KnMgn Marble stated! that he had
hear,l Captain Sigsbee tell Schley,
when the former came aboard the
Brooklyn, nhat the Spaniards were
not at Santiago.
There has been some inquiry as to
Si-hley's standing in the navy since
he was placed on the retired list, be
cause of age, but it appears that all
questions on this points 'have been "set
tled by i.Jsa department having as
signed the admiral to "active duly" at
the court of inquiry white 'it is in pro
gress. This action was taken to pre
vent any question of the effect of the
admiral's rurremer.'. on the action of
the court.
The first new" witness called was
Coirrmaruiier Griffin, who was the sen
ior watch officer of the Brooklyn dur
ing the campaign. He gave the de
tails of the Cienfuego3 blockade ani
the trip to Santiago, when it is said
the weather was heavy. In the block
ade of Santiago, he raid, tine ships
were Closer at night than day. When
asked regarding; the conduct of Schley
during the battle of July 3, the wit
ness eaici: "He impressed us as be
ing remarkably cool. He was perfectly
natural in his manner and bearing."
Judge Advocate Lemly questioned
the witness an the subject of coaling- at
Sanrt-rago. The witness said that Schley
(lev-lined to go to Guantanamo to coal
r aue he wanted to be at Santiago
when the enemy came out.
Conscientious Enough to Send Back
Some Drafts.
New York. Oct. 17. George Armi
tase, a messenger for the New Am
sterdam National bank, has been mis
sing since Tuesday. When he disap
peared he had with hhn 150,000 In
hecks and drafts. The bank fflcia's
believe he has met with foul play. To
day the bank officials received by ex
press the bank's wallet, which Armi
lage curried', containing all the mis
sing chicks except Jo.sOO. which may
have been actual cash or negotiable
paper. The missing man bore an ex
ce!l( nt reputation.
Columbus. O., Oct. 17. The annual
"onvcott-in of the Ohio Sunday School
Fie-hl Workers is in session at the
local Y. M. C. A. today with a good
a:tT7anre f.om various parts of the
F!a.te' Tne Proceedings began at 10
' lc;-k with a half hour of prayer for
state, county and township work.
Am"W the addresses ieHvered at the
frr-no in session were the following:
"Puzzling Points and Perplexing Prob
Im" Pa.,kntly and Persistently Pon-l-il."
by Secretary Clark: "The For
ward Movement In Ohio Its Plans
ani Purposes." President W. O.
Thompson. D. D.: "The Almighty D.J
ar." w. a. Euday of Cincinnati.
President to Confer with Secretary
P.oot On Clash.
Washington, Oct. 17. An important
'iiiestion involving the authority of the
Supreme Couit of the Philippines is
before the President for decision,
it ame to the attention of the War
"ei'artment several days ago In a cabi
message from Gen. ChafTee. who had a
erious disagreement with the dvU au
thorities over the right to deport a civil
-mplo who had refused to perform
'"rtain duties assigned to him. The
tnportam-e of the case lies in the fa-t
Hat both Gen. Chaffee and the civil
'"tirts owe their official existence to th
of the President.
The policy of the Administration Of
'letermlned after the decision in the
rto Ru-an cases was to continue the
'ryarirzation of a civil government In
I nihppines under the President's
as t ommander-in-chief of the
j'hp V' a"d lo that extt the whoia
ni'ippine Government is under miti
try control under the same authority
irom the President and holds, there
ofTi,,hat he has Power equal to that
"I lne Supreme Court of the Philip
pines. When he attempted to deport the
employee an attorney promptly went to
" Supreme Court of the island and
secured a writ of habeas corpus for his
client release. The civilian was then
from tne transport and Gen.
narree Immediately cabled the War
Department for Instructions.
The absence of Secretary Knot at this
time is felt very much at the War De
partment, an he was thoroughly famil
iar with the conditions In the Philip
pines arising out of the dual authority
of the military and civil branches. He
and President McKlnley had given the
subject much study independent of the
reft of the Cabinet, and it is not Im
probable that before reaching a de
cision the President will await Secre
tary Root's return to Washington.
Newcastle. Pa., Oct. 17. Arriving
traJne today brought srores of tlele
fc&'.ies to the annual state convention of
the W. C. T. U.. and .by noon the white
nibbene-re were in pob-rseisrsion of the
city. A great welcoming demonstra
tion was prepared m honor cf the
visitors this evening and the real bus
iness cf the ttmvenirlon will be taken
up lomMorrow morning-. The programme
is one of the most attractive ver pre
pared for a state convention ' cf the
New York. Oct. IT. The annual
meeting of the stockholders of the
Northern Pacific was he'd toiiay at the
offk's of the company in WalJ street.
j Thiiteen directors were chesen and
L.iier Dupiin'ss relating to Tine policy
cf th? road transacted.
Austin. Tex.. Oct. 17 Whait. promises
to be one of the moft sucessful ra?e
meetings ever held in this part of the
Ftate opened at; the Driving- park to
Cuy. Sonv? of ifhe fastest horses In
tr? vU':h wrer. wi'll be s.-en in the va
rious evetv'.a which, will extern over
thr.e days.
Ar'twerp. Oct. 17. Owing to -the high
price of Engl-Uh coal' the American
ccmar.oiity wt'i be rnrpoiited her? during-
the winter. The freight charges
are rjrv? shilling's per ton.
Liverpool, Oct. 17. The Pest reiter
ates the story that overtures have been
made to the Sheffield Iron and steel
manufacturers to firm a combination
of all British, concerns In order to meet
the American competition.
Oakland! Oakland1, 1: Sacramento, 2.
Los Angeles Los Angeles. 5 Sin
Francisco, 4.
Seattle. Wash.. Oct. 17. The steamer
St. Raul brought down over a million
and! a half 'in g Id.
Washington, Oct. 17. The assistant
postmaster general- has ordered the es
tablishment of a pastofnee. in Franklin
county. Washing-ton. to be named Mc
Klnley. This is the first postotnee so
Berr, Ireland, Oct. 17. Gun-sights
and other fiortngs of the British first.'
class battleship Magnificent have been
oat into the sea by members of the
crew, 'the order being- about righting
grievances of which the crew com
plain. The ship is the flagship of Ad
miral Sir William Ackland, the sec
ond in command: of the cha-nnel
A Syndicate for Its Introduction Into
Berlin. Oct.- 17. The formation of
a German-American syndicate de
signed to introduce American coal Into
Europe on a huge scale is the purpose
of Herr Paul A. Panckow, a promi
nent German exporter, and Herr Gus
tav Schultze. the largest anthracite
coal merchant in the empire. The two
men sailed for New York today to ar
range for carrying their project into
execution. The visitors carry assur
ance that both the transatlatic lines
between New York and Germany are
willing to make freight concessions to
enable the landing of American fuel
at continental ports at a figure permit
ting It to compete with the European
article on more than even terms.
Joseph F.
Smith Was
Elected Yes-
Salt Lake. ITtah. Oct 17. The coun
cil of aposrles held in the temple to
day chose Josreph F. Smith as . presi
dent of the Mormon ohurch, aia suc
cessor to the laite Lorenzo Snow.
Considers Himself a Citizen and In
tends to Register.
New York, Oct. 17. According to the
friends of Samuel M. Clemens, better
known as Mark Twain, he Is going to
be a Low boomer In this municipal
campaign. -Mr. Clemens was for many
years a resident of Hartford Conn.,
but on his return from Europe last year
he took up his abode in this city, and
for a year he lived cn Staten Island and
his residence may be there. He has told
some of his friends that he considers
himself a citizen of New York and thst
he intended to register this week.
If he does the managers of the Low
campaign will try to get him to go on
the stump.
Havre, Oct. 17. The French llnrr
steamer La Bretagne sailed from here
for New York this morning. Owing '.o
threats made by the striking stokers
and dock laborers the vessel was es
corted part of the way down the harbor
by two torpedo boats.
Government Defrauded in For
est Reservations
Thousands of Acres of Stumps Turned
in as Forests and Owner Indemni
fiedNew Court of Land Claims
Denver, Oc;l 17. The present scheme
of forest reservation and the adminis
tration of the Earn? are giving rise to
nvany complies lions due to imperfey
tlona in the. law and an apparent !ar?k
cf undsmtanding on the part of tho.se
ihiu-ged' with carrying It but.
About 50.000.000 acies cf forest have
been reserved from the public domain
for the purpose of protecting not only
the timber but the wafer supply orlgt
nathy in the mountains. Thise res):i
a;.i:ons have Invariably been made up
In s.rraiKht north- ani south and east
and west lines, generally following- the
section Unzt cf the land surveys. As It
is evident treat no fonest or foisat land
is lound in exactly rectangular blocks
it must follow that in th.-se reserva
tions are miany acres of ,pen valley
'.taimJ' sui.obLL- for settlement or upon
which Kt'i'lement has betn made. The
reservations have been set aside, how
ever, regard It.-, if this faJ?:. and those
who already had secured land from
tha -gove. nm:nt within the lines of
ths'ie nvw reserves have been- t-ompen-f,;ei
by being given transferable Scrip",
cntit.rng .'.-vjiii to ,uwk up o:hr govern
ment land acre for acre in lieu of the
land abcorbedi In the forest reservation.
?o much or this scrip has been iiud
cf laxe that it has become a rectrgnixed
ma.-ketahle product, and the going
price for 't'.-re same In Washington,
ItUiho and o.Ctcr states where icuerva
tions have been made is Sa per acre.
This tciip U bought by thoj who have
exhatie.ed ther land rights as citizens
to furtih,.T extend their possessions, by
large live slock companies to perfect
th-il:- held upon the public range, ani
by railroiis and other corporations
who have need of ceruUn pieces cf kind
for which there is no other way to ob
tain title. This scheme cf issuing In
dtrmnity sci'rp has made an opening for
widespread abuse of a law which was
thoroughly good in its intent. It ,is a
clrawbeck to any section of the coun
try to hav.3 the mountain valleys re
Si'.ved from settlement, for these val
leys ofttlmes contain the richest and
mcSi'J arable Ian J cr.il furnish admir
able l.ve otock ranches. The reserva
tion of the forsst , of course, tnor
mouely beneflcfatl, but the came result
would be secured by miking these res
ervations co.Tform to the timber fnd
r.ot to section lines. That is to say. the
timber dtetrlct ccull be drawn out
upon a map according to the topog
raphy cf Vhe country and not according
13 the surveys. This would include a.'l
of Kie forests and exclude all of the
himl which might have been cetci-d
upo.i or could1 be pettled uprrii in the
firture. This plan is highly hrdorsid
by Prof. Ptnchot of the bureau of for-twti-y
and by Mr. Newell, the chief of
the nydrogtaphlcal survey; but for
tome reason or other ihere seems to bo
gr.-at difllculty in scuiimg cr.-nld'3ra-tton
for this much needed change in
the preserj: system.
The resu 'i of issuing scrip to settlers
withiw the fores'j reservations has been
that, in marry Instances they nave ob
t'irm?d indemnity lamdl In llrm of other
land from which they have stripped all
of the timber, card which was taken up
by these settlers for the sole purpose
of securing the lumber which could be
cut tiheiefrom. In cases cf this kind
the government is defrauded not only
of the original timber which was on
the land, but of the land given In re
turn lor the cession cf a lor of stumps.
It is not uncommon to find, upon in
vestigation that rome of the forest res
ervations have been Issued in response
to petitions gotten up by a lot of set
t.ers, who find it much more profitable
to secure damages for their land than
to continue ,lheir residence upon the
clginol claim. A demand for a reser
vation batsed upon a: scheme of this
kind becomes purely & political job.
itmd while th; area which haa been
ielded to surh demands is compara
tively small. :5iete are a number cf no
torious cises whs re the government
fctau been worked effectively through
po'MJtal influence. Tlvrre are now 66.
000.000 more acies recommended' to the
land- offlce for foret reservation!", and
many of those who are most earnest''
in favor cf reserving all of the forest
are exlrerrjily anxious fhat the govern
ment 1'houl first change Its system of
n-OTkinK out there reservation's and ex
amine very thoroughly into the origin
cf the demand for each additional re
eerve before such reserves are set
a . itl".
During the yeer 1900 there were near
ly 2,500 entries mad'e under the timber
ar.'l stonj act. These entries covered
a,n area of cibout 300,000 acres, ar.d
hi'jug'hrt the government IT50.000 in
caish. The Haw provides that this land
can be bought by any citizen In quan
Vlties r.ot to exceed 160 acres and at the
rate cf S2.50 an acre, if such tarnd ts
iproven to be more valuable for timber
or stone than it is tor agricultural pur -pofcs.
ami is not available for mineral
exploration. There does rot seem to
be any grtlars need for auch a law. It Is
seldom trseJ legitimately, for nearly all
cf the entt rf.es madia- are for the purpose
of .ml trolling land for some specific
purpose, and net for getting- timber or
for quarry I r.'ar stone. In Wyoming a
number cf stockmen have used this law
to increase their privileges upon Jie
public rantze. In ColotwJo the law haj
heern used by railroad and other corpo
rations to secure land for Industrial en
terprisEB or for small town sites which
the comnanks desired to control. These
mi v.c a T tS 1UWHMI Hv Vil. but It
should not be necerseary tfcat the law be I
evided or men commit perjury to work
out a 1 gltin-Ja,e anrj admirable enter
prlse. Some time ago Scmttor Wolcott
introduced In ccngrers a coke oven bill,
1 which was to provide some means of
securing land- near coal mines on which
to bullet coke ovens and ot heir struc
tures neeesrary to carry on the busi
ness. This bill was never hecurd of.
however, shice its rntroduc'tlcn, and no
recer.t effort hate been made to revive it.
While it is true that congress ha al
ready aiprcuemtly exhausted its Inge
nuity in devising schemes for getting
rid of the public domain St, Is. equally
true that a number of new laws could
be enacted to the material advantage
and prosperity of the western states.
There should be some law which would
provide that Ind-lvfrcrua.ls cr corporation
could secure the neees-iaiy acreage for
industrial enterprises. The acreage of
such filings wouldi not be (dirge, and
each one of them, if honestly carried
out. as a large percentage of them
would be. -would' represent Tar more
good to the. ftaite In which situated
than an equal area devoted to almost
lany other purpose. The present town
rite law Is Inadequate to the purpose,
and att of the other laws contain cer
tain requirements which make It im
possible to take 'the land honestly and
uae It even- for this purpose of building
a plant to co3t several milllcm dollars
and employ thousands of men. The
man who homesteads such a piece of
land for the purpose of sei'.rng tit out. to
the company commits rperjury. The
man who takes t; under tone placer act,
the timber and stoine act, the desert
land act. or any of -the mineral acts,
likewise evades the moral responsibil
ity placed upon him by the tow and- the
courts to devo':e that land to t'he pur
poie alleged In his filing.
Th rv aire many other Inconsistencies
In the present land- laws. Some eoultd
be repealed to the advantage of the
t.tat-s in which they operate, and near
ly all of them could be amnd'd in
such a way ia to decrea.-w fraud and
encourage settlement and industry.
One of the great cUfncuk'iea met in Mr j
aCmUnlctrattrion of the public lan1.
lies in- the autocratic power of the sec
retary of tlie interior. The secretary
Is the court of last rescrt In all disputed
lirnd claims. The probabl.ltle-3 are that
the land commissioner makes most of
the decisions, but the responsibility
Palis entirely upon the secretary. Each
suceeedlmg- eeietary cf the Interior has
trad his own ideas In regard to the dis
posal of public domain and the proper
Interpretation of existing U.ws. The
result of this has been to afford no
chain of preccier.'t upcir which to basM
declior.s. One secretary has been re
versed by another until, the records of
the department have become largely
valueless, as a guide to new officials In
deciding the hur.dreds and thoueands
of mat Important questior'3 wl-jlch
come up during each fiscal year.
Restaurant Burned Probahly Work
of Incendihries.
Wickenburg. Ariz.. Oct. 16. (Special
Correspondence of The Republican.)
Mrs. N. Maurey's restaurant burned to
the ground early this morning; cause
unknown, but incendiarism suspected.
The lass to Mrs. Maurey Is about $600,
$:W0 of which is covered by insurance.
The building was a one story frame
structure, owned by Dan Curry, valued
at 5M and uninsured. The McNeil
lodging house and railroad eating
house wre saved only by the prompt
action of citizens' acting as a bucket
The Launching of the Biggest Dry
j dock Eever Heard of.
Baltimore. Md.. Oct. 17. At the great
yards of the Maryland Steel company
at Sparrows Point hundreds of wor k
men are busily engaged In preparing
t'he great floating dry dock launched
,. wo weks ago for its long sea Voyage
to rhe gulf coast. An official of the
ccrxiparvy ea'id today that everything
would be in readiness ami the trip
would commence within the next twa
Weeks, so as to avoid the heavy storms
of the early winter. While tihe voy
age of the dock will be one of some
peril, Bhere is no fear felt that i,t will
not be landed- in &afety.'
The trip will be followed wOth close
Interest, nrot only by the bureau of
yards and ducks of the United States
navy, but by the naval ofncialn of other
nations-. This Is because the great
ptrucilure is the longest and heaviest
fldaiting Ory dock conrru-ucted for any
government and the largest In the
world by seWrol n'.iouFand tons lifting
capacity The tlrck has a "ength ever
all of 52o feet, a breadth of 126 and a
n.Mimum d'tafc of forty-nine feet, six
h-jeht-s. The material used In Its con
s truc'lrion Is ba-ic open-hearth steel.
It Is the d'.sign of two English engin
eers, O.ark and Stanfield, who built ttto
great dock at Bermu-da, for the Brit
ish government:, ani have lately de-
Th dock will h-a locsi-ted At Alirlers. I
neaa- New Orleans, cn th Missisflppi
river, where tlie water is deep and free
from sa)lt. It Is t'he design of the gov
ernment that Algiers shall became a
great naval station. The unusual
physical chtaract eristic of the naval
reservation at Algiers were important
faotors n determimin-g the t'ype of
dock to be Sct-ated -tihere. The strrong
current of the Mississippi renders it
almost Impossible to turn a ship across
It. and the difference of about eighteen
feert between high ani! low tide, com
bined with the soil of sand and1 clay,
made it apparent chart a sunken diock
was out of the question, so congress
made an appropria't-lori: for a com
bined floating and graving dock of
stee". The dock has been two years in
building and when pSacei e't Algleis.
will have co3t the government 1r the'
neighborhood of $825,000.
Before retailing on Its long trip down
the southern AtfanOic coast amd into
the Gulf of Mexico the dock will be '
joined and sunk almost awash, and
then, with four big ocean tiugs on the
sides, the voyage will begin. The
great mars of steel, drawing nearly
thirty fetc't and as blunt as the enO of
a hoirrr , will offer powerful resistance '
to the water, and nunc but the heav
i;trt towing vessels can possibly getr It
south. '
The New Pocahontas Com
pany of New Jersey
A Combination of the Leading Iron
and Steel Industries for Sim
plifying the Future Coke Sop-ply-
New York, Oct. 17. The Pocahontas
Coal & Coke comnanv has filjd papers
of incorporation, in New Jersey. It will
have a capitalization of 140,000,000, and
In addition there wiill. be a bond iswue of
J9.0OC.0O0. Judge E. H. Gary, chairman
of 'the executive committee of vhe Unit
ed States S'ieel corporaitlcn, will prob
ably be elected president, of the coal
company. Derails will be made public
as soon as Judge Gary, who has charge
of the untverwiiting, returns to Ne
Of the capital stock J20.O00.O0O win be
common an.i J20.O0O.00O preferred. Mux
ram, counsel f:r 'the- company, would
net tiy what, tate of 'Interest the shares
or bone's would carry.
"Ifc.3 formation of the Poi-ahontas
Coal & Coke company began long be
fre the plan which resulted in a mm
blnaition cf the principal Iron and steel
Indue trli.? of Hie country under the
name of the I niteJ States Steel corno
la'.l.m was broached. The stockhold
er number in the thousand, anid are
5.kattei ed a 1 over the count ry .
The o;'al lands aiuired are especial
ly desirable for 'tlhc qualify of coke ob
tained from the coal, and the Khaire
holdera who are In no way interested
In the Sue! corporation will benefit
thrc.r:gh its patronage.
O. M. Schwab's testimony befo-e 'the
Incrufiti-ial1 commie'Sl.-in att W-ashinjftiCm
contarinedr -the statement, that the coal
fic.l'ia which now- yield the coke con
s.umej by the cominany, would not be
ex)iauf.ted dn twenty years.
In view of this, iv can be taken for
grante, i that the Tnlted States Sieel
coipniatlon Is taking - measures to
guarantee a permanent coke supply.
A person in c-toaa touch with thj af
fairs of t'he coal syndicate today said:
"The Pccahontas Ccal & Coke com
pany, which will Include the Flat Top
ccal propertCes of Virginia, and West
Virginia and other mines m those two
states, h-aa bce-a acqu-iiing coal- proper
lira for the pat.'.i four or five years and
is now getting them in shape for con
soXoation. The VniteJ States Steel
corpcrailrm is irftereii;erl and1 will dl-
lett;. but the coat syndicate will ba op
eraterii an tnO.pen Jer.'i concern. A
laegs amount, of ei.'ack has been under
written by tntcrc.s not identified with
the rteel combine.
"The United Fes Steel corporation
owns ex,'Kr.cive coal lands In Pennsyl
vania. Ohio and O-ttier stages, but
whe'..lrT or not these propei'lies will be
rrjrgcJI with the Pocahontas Coal &
Coke ccmpany is a question for fur
ther ciscus'i.tion- It i-s my belief thtat
th?y will net be. Tha clii'trlcts In'
w-hich our mlnrs are located are anror:.t
the rlchesi1 in ccal In the country, and
are cara.ble of a much larger produc
tion. We will -have an income of J400,
000 to J600.000 on leaded properties,
e -ide from our regular income."
The envelopment of the Virginii and
W.t't Virginia c:iil flekii wiil! require
conelder-atiCe additional nail road mile
age. A meeting of the stockholders of
the company will be hld U'his month.
The main office will be -this city.
Des Moines. Ia., Oct. 17. Prominent
medical men from all cautions of the
stattp, members of the Iowa State As
sociation of Railway Surgeons, assem
bled here In annual convention today
and were called to order by Dr. G. G.
Cotton, of Rock Rapids, president of
the association. The programme for
the mee'ttr.g covers two days and- Is a
full and varied on?. Papers ani ad
dresses on subjects of great Interest
to all surgeons and physicians will be
presented by ra number of eminent
members of the profession.
Two Expeditions Outside the City, and
the Situation is Critical.
Colon, Colombia, via Kingston. Ja
maica, Oct. 17. It is reported that the
situation at Panama is becoming crit
ical. Two expeditions are menacing the
city and- a contingent under General
Porras is reported to have landed.
People Falling Over Each Other to
Get in.
New York. Oct. 17. Rev. Charles
Creegan, secretary of the American
board, announced today that a Mr. In
gram of Eau Claire, Wis., had offered
to pay the J50.000 necessary to complete
the Stone ransom fund. He also re
ceived a talcgTam from Dr. Talmag!
of Washington offering to be one f
fifty to pay $1000 to complete the fund.
He Was In Jail ani Accused of At
tempted! Criminal Assault.
Nashville. Tenn., Oct. 17. News
reached Nashville tonight of the
'lynching of a white man named Mat
thiew Wilson, residing near Rutherford,
a small town not far from Tremton.
Tenn. Wilson- was arresteid on Satur
day afternoon charged wltih having
entered the 'home of his father-in-law
a few nights ago with Itihe Intpmiorv of
criminally assaulting his 16-year-old
rU'tt r-ln-l-aw. He was also held on
the charge of housebr-caktlng. In both
cases he was bound1 over to court.
' So far as can be learned citizens of
Rutherford heard a fusillade about 11
o'clock on Sunday morning and about
art hour later the lifelesa body of
Wilson was found lying by the side
of the railroad track.
The dread man had been riddled with
buckshot, pistol and rifle balls. Little
can be learned as to how the mob se
cured the prisoner or the size of the
lynching party. From all that can be
gathered, however. It appears that a
small mob lynched the- man. The re
mains were carried- into town and an
inquest 'held today, the corner's jury
returning a verdict that the dead man
came to his dieath "at the hands of un
known parties." ,
Wilson was a bad character and had
terrorized the residents of Rurtiherford
and the adjoining country for some
time. He was convicted of attempted
criminal asau't two years ago. but
the- verdict was reversed by the su
preme court on account of errors ami
j the case la sitiu pending. The dead
Chinese Complain of IH-Treatment
Ameriea-ns Charged With Looting.
London, Oct. 17. A news agency dis
patch from Pekln rsays that the Chl
nere officlalls are considering the de
sirability cf protesting to the minriMers
against the general conduct of the le
gation guards, alleging that they con
tinue to treat the Chinese like a con
quered people, and that: parties of for
eign troops, often Iritoxicaucd and
tarryinjr tide arms, roam about the
city mal-treating the natives and com
ntvltting petty robberies.
The officials assert -that a body of
Americans looted a srtversrmlth's shop
ami took several hundred tads' worth
of silver. The entire garilron was coni
finod to quarters until the guilty men
werr; discovered.
Washington, Oct. 17. The secretary
cf the Japanese legation ca'Jled at the
White House today to arrange for the
inception by the president of Marquis
Tro. who wlH arrive on Saturday. The
marquis- will be at New Haven next
Wednesday, when he will receive the
degree of doctor of laws from Yale at
the same time that degree will be con
form upon the president.
San Francisco. Oct. 17. The Southern
Pacific railroad company applied to the
railroad commission todav for n re
hearing of the oil rate cases in which
recently the commission decreed a re
duction of the cost of transporting oil
rrom BakersMeld from 42 cents to S7.S
cents per barrel.
Cape Town, Oct. 17. In a fight lit
Twenry-four Streams, near Plquetburs.
yesterday Captain Bcllew and four
other BritUh were killed and several
wounded ,
Boston. Oct. 17. The American Gas
Light association openad its annual
convention in Boston today and will be
in session until Saturday. City sup
erintendents and engineers from many
of the loading cities of th United
States and Canada are taking part.
Question With Which Baseball Mag
nates Are Wrestling.
Chicago. Oct. 17. The annual meet
ing cf the American League, which
began today at the headquarters of
the organization in the Fisher build
ing, will go a long way toward set
tling the question as to whether there
ia to be peace or war in professional
ball circles the coming season. Surflje
Indications point to war. despite the
declarations of President Johnson that
he would welcome peace if it could be
gained without harm to his organiza
tion. The American League has al
ready gained a foothold in St. Louis.
the Invasion of New York Is still an
open question, and that the - younger
organization has duplicated its raid of
llast winter on the National's star play
ers Is now an acknowledged fact.
Albia, Ia... Oct. 17. This town, is gay
with flags and bunting today in honor
of the veterans of the Eighth Iowa
cavalry, whose annual reunion began
here today. The attendance of vet
erans ami their friends is large and
'the roe-union, which is to continue
through the remainder of the week,
promises to be one of the most inter-
esaing in the history cf the regiment.
The Evans Loan
Buy and Sell Real Estate and Lend Money for Themselves and Others
Tender Their Services to Conservative Money Lenders
Have for sale an extensive list of business houses, resi
dences, farms or ranches, and suburban tracts. Our printed
list containing many attractive offerings is furnished on ap
plication. Borrowers ot money
confer with us. We have many residences and business
houses for rent.
J- W. EVANS, President
Pa!d-0p Capital, 1100.000. Surplus and Undivided Profits. $30,000.
E. B. GAGE. President. T. W. PEMBERTON, Vice-President.
C. J. HALL, Cashier. L. B. LARIMER. Assistant Cashier.
Stcel-Ilned Vaults and Steel Safety Deposit lkixes. General Banking Business.
Dratts issued on all principal cities of tlie world. Directors Jas. A. Fleming. C. J.
Hall. B. Richmond. A. N. Gage, B. Hey man, F. M. Murphy, D. M. Ferry. E. B.
I CiRK. X. W. Femnerton.
CHARLES F. AINS WORTH, President. S. M. McCOWAN, Vice-President.
R. H. GRKKNE. Secretary.
Authorized Capital JloO.tMlo. Hours 9 a. m. to X p. m.
Interest on deposits. No commission on loans. Hugh H. Price. Cashier and Treas
urer. Directors Charles F. Alnsworth, S. M. McCowan, Hugh H. Pries. W. C
Koster. It. 11. Greene.
Ending of the Episcopal
Triennial Convention
The Hnngtingtoa Amendment Goes
Over to 1904, When the Venera
ble Author of It Says the Fight
Will Be Intrusted to Younger
Men The Impressive Adjourn
ment of the Convention- -
San Francisco. Oct. 17. The triennial
convention of the Episcopal Church of
America adjourned sine die today.
The next convention will be held in
Boston, in 1904. The day was a busy
one in both houses, much time heing
taken up by the discussion of matters
which were not definitely decided.
It was agreed to make Honolulu and
Cuba missionary districts, and to cre
ate a missionary district cf Salinas,
out of the diocese of California. The
houses failed to concur on the propos
ed setting apart of a portion of thd
diocese of Springfield. Ills., as a mis
sionary district.
The election of Rev. Cameron Mann
as missionary bif hop of North Dakot.i
was concurred in by the hous of bish
ops. Both houses agreed to report to the
joint committee on the proposed Hunt
ington amendment to article ten of the
constitution. This action virtuaily rel
egates the matter to the next general
convention. On the adoption of the re
port Dr. Huntington said he woutl
leave to younger men the continuance
of the fight he had begun.
Agreements were reached .by the" in
houses in several -matters or minor Im
portance, and the usual resolutions ot
thanks were passed.
The closing exercirtes of the conven
tion were impressive. The bishops, at
tired in their robes of offlce. preceded
by Dr. Samuel Hart, secretary or th.
house of bishops, and Rev. C. L.
Hutchlns, secretary of the house vf
deputies, marched In procession Into
the church. The triennial pastoral let
ter was read by Bishop Dudley of Ken
tucky. The benediction was pronounc
ed by Bishop Tuttle of Missouri, and
the convention was adjourned.
Rome Is to fie Too Hot for the Pre-
Paris. Oct. 17 A dispatch from Rome
says the Italian government intends
to expel Don Carles from Venice in
consequence of information that the
pretender had frequent conferences of
party leaders from Spain In eenneo
tion with the present troubles in thcu
Dixon, 111., Oct. 17. Leaders and
work3TS in -the Young Men's Christian
Association will be in posse'Stsion of
Dixon during the remainder of the
week, the occasion being the twenty
ninth annual convention of their state
organization. Arriving, traans this
morning brought a hjr?t of visitors
from Chicago, Springfield, Moline.
Fret-port, Jacksonville, Preoria a n.t
orhef pities of the stalte. Besides the
regular routing burinesa concerning
the affairs of the organisation the
programme provides for papers and.
addrertses iy prominer.it -leaders of t4ie
ESsociatiicn in Illinois and. neighboring
London. - Oct. 17. At Northampton
today and Wednesday tu-bul-?nt scenes
"curred Hunoreds ct unemployed
shoemakers. incited by fro-ialists.
stormed tl.e workhouse and demand?r!
relief from the distress caused by a
paralysis of trade, attributed to Amer
ican competition.
and Investment Co.
will find it advantageous to
C. J. CORNELL, Secretary

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