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38th "YEAR.
NO. 48
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Where Cholera Kills Many
Thousands. .
And; Pitiful Sufferers De
nied Attention Common
ly Paid to Beasts.
Constantinople, Nov. 23. The
half has not been told of the un
speakable scenes of suffering and
misery that are enacted dally at
the Turkish cholera camp at 'San
Much skepticism has prevailed
in Pera, the foreign quarter of
Constantinople, both among- merar
ber8 of the Diplomatic Corps and
foreign residents.
No one there believed the figures
given by railroad employees and
others In contact with the Turkish
army, who declared that many
thousands were Btrlcken with chol
era. No reliable figures were ob
tainable from official sources, and
In the absence of these reports, were
regarded as grossly exaggerated.
The camp Is situated at the side
of a railway embankment 30 feet
In height. A large open space like
a village green stretches away for
some distance. This ls surrounded
by better class houses, two or three
stories high, built In European
style, for San Stefano ls the' sum
mer resort of many of the more
wealthy foreign residents of Con
stantinople. Two Ottoman soldiers were stand
ing on guard at the entrancetto the
camp, but they never made a mo
tion. Thefr duty was to prevent
those within the .cordon .from es
caping and not to hinder other peo
ple from, entering. '
A nauseating picture was wit
nessed at the plde of the railroad.
Tbe bodies which had been thrown
from trains lay as they had fallen.
Some had stuck on top of the em
bankment; othorB had rolled part
of the way down, and some had
reached the bottom, Some of the
corpses lay stiffly alone. Others
were In groups of threes or fours.
Around a one-story Btable at the
foot of the embankment ,was a
group of GO dead and dying, lying
close together, apparently for
warmth, on the slopes of a manure
pile, which the sick men had found
softer than the hard ground. '
One man on top of the pile was
digging with his Angers a trough,
In which to He. The trough soon
became his grave.
As the visitors came rjcar, one
victim attempted to crawl across
the foad to the crowded manure
heap, but failed and fell in the
roadway. Others " lying around
raised their heads and cried In the
hearing of the attendants, that they
were given no bread or water.
When half way across i the fields
the visitors passed dead and dying
men,, sometimes at Intervals 'of
yard, sometimes from 20 to 30
yards apart.
A group of tents stood In the
center, where four- or five Turkish
soldiers wearing the arm piece of
jhe Bed Cresteent, stood- on guard.
Inside the sick and dead, lay in
groups. The doctor on duty count
ef, twenty-two patients In one tent,
while double that number lay just
outside, sheltered from the wind
to leeward of the cancas.
' Some of the strlckon men. found
difficulty in getting Into the Moslem
position for prayer, looking toward
the East. Ojb praying.,, victim was
so weak that he could not replace
hls blanket around his head when
the wind blew it off.
fhe Red Crescent attendants
'made no attempt to assist any of
these suffering BQldlers, not oven
placing stones, which were plenti
ful, under their heads , to .permit
'them to lie easier, A number of
'these attendants gathered . aroum)
to watch whlle tho visitors were in
snectlng the camp.
,A water tank drawn by a donkey
passed along the road. Those of
.tKvfolm. wtyjrfwj-.ttWto ffee to
thelr'feet wentrUfMs4lB(i toward. It
and-struggled tMblyQrat'rdrlBkt
Thna. utianio trt affaacrn nfinn
m ris-rr::.
4 vpf'".rw.t T&e-j.xvvgr
to be bread was distributed to those
able to reach the place of distri
bution. Several of tho sick men raised
themselves with difficulty and
stumbled toward a well, from which
they tried to dip water with their
long sashes, wetting the ends and
moistening their parched mouths
with them.
There wero hundreds of dead and
thousands of sick In this camp,
many of them lying on th0 ground,
and great numbers supporting their
backs against the liouscs bordering
the open fields, most of which are
The comparatively few Turkish
soldiers brought to the hospitals,
barracks and mosques at Constanti
nople are more fortunate, although
most of them die after reaching
their destination. Some few of
them .are given beds to He in and
water to drink.
San Stefano Is not the worst
cholera camp. That at Hademkeul,
near the Tchatalja lines, Is still
more extensive. How many patients
are there is not known, but It Is
certain there are thousands, and
most of these Anatolians come from
Asia Minor to fight for the defense
of the Ottoman capital.
Postmaster primaiiv
arranged for marion
Hopklnsvllle, Ky., Nov. 2.". A
post-office primary will be held at
Marlon, Crittenden county's capi
tal, January 18 next, and United
States Senator-elect Ollle M. James,
who lives in the town, has agreed to
Indorse 'the winner. This will
guarantee the appointment, as the
job Is among the numerous political
p!um8 which under the Incoming
Democratic administration the F'.riU
District leader will distribute. Tall:
of primaries of this sort Is be'ng
heard all over the country, but the
one at Marion Is said to be the first
for which all plflns'rjiave been made
It will be held jj'i the courthouse
yard and former Benator P. S. Max
well, J, I. Clement, G. N. Cruse and
Anthony Murphy will be officers of
the., election, which will be by to
cret ballot. All Democrats will be
permitted to vote. John W. Wil
son, G. C. Gray and M. Esker are
announced candidates, and It Is ex
pected that there will be soveral
Wythcvllle, Va Nov. 23. SIdna
Allen, leader of the clan which shot
up the Carroll county court at
Hlllsvllle last March, resulting In
the death of five persons, was found
guilty of murder in the second de
gree to-day for the killing of Judge,
Thornton L. Massle. The Jury fix
ed tho penalty at fifteen year In
the penitentiary.
The jury deliberated twenty
hours before reporting lta verdict.
Wesley Edwards, nephew of the
clan leader, who was captured with
him at Des Moines, September 14,
remains to be tried. The trial that
ended with the conviction of Allen
began November 11, after the first
jury summoned had been dismissed
by Judge Staples because a juror
had discussed the case outside the
jury room.
The Owensboro Messenger says:
Hon. E. T. Franks, chairman of
the Republican State Central Com
mittee, stated Thursday that he Is
meeting with a great amount of en
couragement In the effort that Is
being made by the committee an('
by the Republican leaders through
out the State, to secure for Louis
ville n Republican newspaper.
He stated that from one end of
the State to the other, the project
ls meeting with favor and It Is ex
pected that within n short time a
meeting of the State Central Com
mittee will be called for the pur
pose of going more into the detail
and seeing whnt can be dono In the
Victim of .Mistake.
Mt. Sterling, Ky., Nov. 21. A
telephone mcsnge from Menifee
county states that John H. Hatton.
one of the best known men in that
covnty, died from the effects of
morphine, given by accident. Hat
ton had been ill, and thinking that
ho Wag being given a dose of qui
nine, his aged wife accidentally made
a mistake and administered mor
phine, resulting in his death , In a
few hours. H0 'was seventy-five
yeara old. ..,.-, ,
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To Begin Titanic Struggle
for Supremacy.
War Cloud, Ominous In Its
! Possibilites, Suddenly
Appears in East.
London, Nov. 25. A new war
cloud, mpre dreadfully om!nou8 in
its possibilities than the one now
hanging lightly on tho final efforts
of two spent forces, has suddenly
reared Itself over Europe, out of a
maze of diplomatic banterlngs and
Austria, Germany and Russia are
calling their men to the colors. Ser
vla's scarred army Is in the field,
and with it and supporting it are
the victorious legions of the Bul
bars, the Greeks and the Montene
grins. The Austrian Danube flotilla
two monitors, two torpedo boats
and four gunboats are rushing
down the Danube to Belgrade un
der full steam. The dispatch of
these vessels lB shrouded In secrecy
so far as official explanations are
concerned, but their mission is
plainly i hostile one.
Austria to-night has 400,000
troopg on a war footing: 300,000 of
them are massed on the Servian
frontier. Reservists are reporting
for duty at every military post In
the country.
To the Austrian frontier are
lushing thousands of Russian
troops os fast as they can be mo
bilized. The official Relchpost of
Vlenna estimates that by Thursday
the Czar will have centralized a
great army of 1,200,000 men.
It ls announced from Vienna that
130,000 reserves have been called
The departure of the flotilla is
reported as creating a tremendous
sensation In Budapest. Its effect in
London diplomatic circles' l8 no less
pronounced to-night.
The newspapers of Budapest have
been forbidden, under the threat of
heaviest penalties, to publish any
thing concerning military or naval
All the employees of the street
railway system of Budapest have
been ordered to report to their reg
iment commanders to-morrow.
The Berlin Press, maintaining a
calm but strained editorial coun
tenance, prints columns of news
about the war preparations.
The Bourses of Europe were
quick to reflect th0 . International
unrest to-day. Issues declined on
all the Important exchanges.
In the meantime Albania, the
bone of contention in the Imbroglio,
has proclaimed her Independence.
This, In reality, Is a proclamation
by Austria, and It mean8 that Ser
via's efforts to secure for herself a
"widow" on the Adriatic have been
thwarted by n daring diplomatic
Independent Albania, thus cre
ated without the consent of Servla,
means Austrian control, shared
with Italy. The Austrian pres8 ac
cuses Russia of being behind Servla
and of being responsible for the
present situation.
A report to the Dally Mall from
Vienna to-night says: "It Is re
ported to-night that the Don Cos
sacks have been mobollzed and that
the Russian authorities are holding
nil available rolling Btock on tho
lines running to the Austrian bor
der." The Berlin Tageblatt correspond
ent says that the situation Ip "the
gravest possible and war niUBt be
reckoned with. Everything de
pends on Russia. We will not at
tack, but must prepare for event
ualities." The semi-official Berlin Lokal
Anzelger declares Itself no longer
able to reconcile official assurances
with "such extensive military oper
ations." Austria, Italy and Germany will
immediately recognize the inde
pendence of Albania. Thus the
challenge will be hurled, .at Russia
onq.iDOBc pr an oi nor aines wno
propose to Btand by them Jn the
crisis. ..." , ,1 i ' '.
Not Capable of Conferring
With Counsel.
Crazy and Positive Ideas of
the Would-Be Assassin
Of Roosevelt.
Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 23. John
Schrank, who shot Colonel Roose
velt here, last October, late this af
ternoon was committed to the
Northern hospital for the insane
near Oshkosh, until cured, follow
ing the unanimous decision of the
commission, appointed to Inquire
Into his sanity, that he Is Insane.
The conclusions reached by tho
commission are a3 follows:
First John Schrank is suffering
fro Insane delusions, grandiose in
chuiattcr and of a systematized va
riety. "Second In our opinion he Is
Insane at the present time.
"Third On account of the con
nection existing between his delu
sions and the act with which he
stands charged, w0 are of the opin
ion he Is unable to confer Intelli
gently with counsel on the conduct
of his defense.
"Richard Dewey, M. D., chair
man; W. E. Becker, M. D.; D. W.
Hairington, M. D.; Fiank Sun ley,
M. D.: William F. Weggo, M. D
Schrank was conducted from the
county Jail to the City Hall by a
strong guard, but without being
handcuffed. The prisoner was pale,
although he appeared not to be ex
cited. Ho listened intently to the
report of the alienists, which was
read by th6 chairman, Dr. Richard
The commission's report consists
of several thousand, words, and
starts out with setting forth per
sonal and family history of the de
fendant. Other portions of the re
port bear upon the present physi
cal state of the prisoner, neurologi
cal data and winds up with many
exhibits, consisting of numerous
written communications of tlic de
fendant. The report nlso ' contains a
lengthy statement made to Chief of
Police Janssen on the day following
Schrank's arrest.
The concluding portion of the
commission's report consists of a
lengthy nddress by Schrank to the
commissioners, In which he apolog
ized for causing unpleasantness In
asking them to pass n verdict In a
matter which should have been bet
ter tried by a higher than earthly
"He then goes on to review his de
lusions, in which he claims to hae
looked Into the dying eyes of the
late President McKlnley, "when a
voice called to me to avenge hlr
death. I wos confident that my
life wns coming soon to an end, and
I was at once happy to know that
my real mission on this earth was
to die for my country and the
cause of Republicans." Continuing,
he says:
"The shot at Milwaukee which
created an echo lu all parts of the
world was not a shot fired at tho
Citizen Roosevelt, not a shot at an
ex-President, not n ohot at the can
didate of p so-called Progressive
pnrty, not a shot to lnfluenc0 the
pending election, not a shot to gnln
for me notoriety; no, It was simply
to once and foiever establish the
fact that he who hTcafter aspires
to a third Presidential term will do
so at th0 rlsk of ,,Ia llfe- If l
cannot defend the country In case
of Miir, you may as well send every
pntrlot to prison,
"I hope that the shot at Milwau
kee hns awakoned patriotism of the
American, nation; that It opened
their eves to the real danger and
showed them the only safe way out
of It, as provided by tho election
returns In the great Democratic
rarty. Thd North, South, East and
Vest are one and more solidly
nmltedand proudly can we prove to
jthe nations of the world that the
spirit of 1776 Is still alive and
i shall never die, and that self-gov
ernment Is an established fact and
a success.
"I hav0 been accused of having
selected a State where capital pun
ishment Is abolished. I would say
I did not know tho laws of any
State I traveled through, and It
would be ridiculous for me to fear
death after the act, as I expected
to die during the act and not live
to tell tho story. If I knew that my
death would have made the third
term tradition more sacred, I am
sorry I could not die for my coun
try. "Prison for me is llke going to
war. Before me Is the sprit of
George Washington; behind me
that of McKlnley."
The Owensboro Messenger says:
Deputy United States Marshal C.
T. Nichols has returned from a trip
to Christian county, where he ar
rested Joseph T. Davis, former post
master at East, Christian county,
charged with Illegally using post
age stamps to pay for merchandise
and also with making false returns
of cancellations to lncrease his
The Information on which the
warrant, which was Issued by Com
missioner Alvan Clark, wns based,
was furnished by T. M. Mllllgan
and W. A. Cueman, both Inspectors
of the Cincinnati division. The
man was released under $1,000
bond to appear before the Federal
grand jury when It convenes In De
cember. It Is stated that the practice of
making false returiig as to cancel
lations Is experienced rather fre
quently in the fourth-class offices.
Wilmington, Del., Nov. 24. St.
James Episcopal Church, near hero,
will be endowed by sales of honey
received from beneath its weather
boarding. The church is not of the
landmarks of the new world, being
l'JS years old. For generations
bees have made their home in the
caves of the historic edifice. To
day enough honey was found to
feed a town, the accumulation of
many years. To-morrow the big
supply will be sold at a church
sale and the proceeds applied to
ward endowing tho church. The af
fair is unprecedented in Delnware.
Rev. John Emory Parks, the rec
tor, to-day declared himself as be
ing enthusiactically In favor of re
establishing hives In the weather
boarding of the church for the bees.
"The church will be made self
supporting," he said. "If we can
keep tho busy bees at woik. To
morrow we will realize a large sum
from the honey that has been accu
mulating for years. I shall urge
the vestry to do everything within
their power to keep the bees here."
The plan of tho clergyman, who re
cently came to the charge, will be
followed out.
Johnstown, Penn., Nov. 24. The
entire local Fire Department was
called to quarters at 3 o'clock this
morning when a general alarm was
turned In from Englne Company
No. 3 by Assistant Chief William
Haines was awakened at that
hour by a messenger from his homo,
who notified him that the first born
had arrived at his homo, and that
It was a bouncing boy.
In the exuberance of his spirits
Halncg became excited, and, desir
ing to wak0 up his comrndes of No.
3 Engine Company, he turned in an
Not until It was too late did he
rrnlln thrt he had sent In ji :cnot
al alarm, but hv the time a big por
t'on of the members of the depart
ment had finished congratulating
him, Ilplnes declared he would nev
er rp"ln turn In an alarm for a
b'h at his home.
A Good Meeting.
Heaver Dam, Ky., Nov. 22, 111 J 2.
I hrvp just closed good meet
!r,' at Midland. Kv., which resulted
In 27 professions of religion and 2S
additions, 23 of whom wero bap
tized. Overflowing house everv
night and lnrge day congregations.
Tho meeting continued 10 daH.
conducted by the pastor, J. N. Jar
nacin. in three meetings of 10 days each
we 'have -bad- ill addUlonB.
. J. N. . JARNAOIN, Pastor.
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Pooled By the Green River
It Looks Now Like There
Would Be No Sale of
Weed Soon.
Following a two days' session,
the Bonrd of Control of the Green
River Tobacco Growers' Association
took adjournment at Owensboro
Wednesday afternoon, without hav
ing taken any action In regard to
the sale of this year's pool other
than to announce that they are de
termined to secure the prices that
they have placed on the tobacco and
that they will never favor a sale for
a lower figure.
Following the session and at the
direction of the board, President
Rluey issued a statement which
gives rise to the belief that the
board thinks there ls little chance
for a sale In'the near future and ad
vising the farmors to handle their
tobacco with care, In order that It
may be held by them without any
deterioration In quality and with
out any harm being done to the
The buyers say that the crop of
tobacco this year Is Inferior and
that It will not average up to the
samples and prices that the associa
tion has fixed and that they there
fore will not pay the prices that are
asked. The growers, through the
board of control, say that they
must receive the prices they ask, tT
make a legitimate profit on their
crop, that the tobacco is worth the
money they ask and that they can
not and will not sell it for less.
From present indications it looks
as though the farmers are settling
down to n waiting came, and thev
state that they will hold their to
bacco Indefinitely heforu selling at.
prices lower than those they have
fixed. The following Is the state
ment that was Itsued by President
The Board of Control of the
Green River Tobacco Association
met some ten days ago and made a
line of samples, with prices ranging
from ?10 to $6 and $3 for the
trash, and left them in the hands
of the president and secretary to
exhibit to the trade.
The board reassembled Tuesday
for the purpose of hearing a report
as to the opinion of the trade In
regard to samples nnd the prices.
There being no disposition on the
part of the trade to do business on
the prices fixed by the board, tho
board tiftcr n two dnys' session, ad
journed, instructing the president
to call them together when t'in
trade showed n disposition to pay
the price fixed by the association.
The board feels that the price Is
very reasonable and urges the pool
ers not to strip their tobacco till
they arc certain Hint it ls thorough
ly cured and will keep In the barns
for fonic tlm without being hurt.
W. (5. RINEY, President.
Wnj cross. Ga., Nov. 23. "I have
rot conferred with Mr. Wilson since
tho election and I nve never discuss
ed with Mm at any time nny per
son In connection with any office
uid I have no intention of going to
Bcr-nudn "
This anwor was made last night
by William J. Bryan In icply to re
ports current that he proposed to
vlrlt the Prfsldent-elect In connec
tion with n cabinet appointment.
"Tho pubM" knows that iiov. Wil
son has gone to Bermuda to rest
and that he is not selecting a cabl
ret." Col. Brvnn added. "They
ought to lot him do the selecting
nnd rot spend their time In guess
ing. If thev do guess, I see no rea
son whv I should spend my time In
discussing their guesses."
Col. Bryan, accompanied by his
v Ife. I. en route to Miami, Fla.,
where thny will spend tho winter.
A new nickel will soon be put
out with an Indian, 'head on the
side and a buffalo on the other.
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