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DAILY PALLADIUM, WHKKL KT.HI.1SHEI RICIIAIOXo DAILY PALLADIUM, MONDAY, XOVEM15EW IS, lt01. oxi: ci:xt a copy. ! -J rs 4 - STILL UNSETTLED 3Iiss Stone's Captors Have Not Vet Heeii i:.-mi;ht to Time. KO LOXUKU MYSTEIMOUS It I Now Opm ly Admitted That the il icailoniaii Committee I liehiud tlie Alxiuctioii. An Offer to .Pay t lie Indemnity In , ' Tart Is Sow Bern Given Con gideration. Sofia, Bulgaria, Nov. 18. No reply ftas yet been made to the latest pro posals of Mr. Dickinson, consul gen eral of the United States at Sofia, by the brigands who abducted Miss Ellen M. Stone. This is thought ' to be due to the fact that the band has many leaders and that the latter are unable to agree amongst themselves. It ia said that the brig ands have reduced the amount of ran som they demanded to 20,000, Turk ish. Coincident with this intelligence is the information that the leaders of the band, if convinced that this is more than Mr. Dickinson will give, would accept 15,000. Even this sum la greatly beyond the cash at Mr. Dickinson's disposal. Therefore, un less the captors of the missionary fur ther abate their demands, there is no hope of an immediate settlement. An agent who is in touch with the brigands reports that they recognize they made a mistake in kidnapping Miss Stone. They would, however, consider it worse than a blunder to release ber without an adequate ran som. There is no longer any fear regarding the brigands' intentions toward the captives. They declare themselves to be not robbers, but pa triots performing an obnoxious task in the interests of a holy cause. The majority of the kidnappers are peas ants and farmers, directed by a secret committee to execute its decisions. There is a general impression here that time is being frittered away while waiting for the brigands to reduce their demands. It is felt that the only means out of which matters can be brought to a head is to inform them as to the sum available for ransom and to declare that this cannot be in creased for any, consideration what ever.. Such an ultimatum might en danger the life of Miss Stone, but It is more probable mat the brigands will accept this condition. Besides every day'a delay Imperils her life, not so much on the score of the brigands themselves, but by reason of the ex posure and strain she is undergoing. A Pro-Boer l)emoiitrUon. London, Nov. 18. An extraordinary demonstration of pro-Boerism is re ported by a Brussels newspaper. It seems that a Dutch fishing boat be longing to Ymuidon. while off Weilin gen lightship in the North Sea, pre tended to be in distress and approach ed a British smack. Thirteen fisher men from the Dutch boat boarded the British craft and attacked the crew of the latter, shouting "Long live the Boers." Several of the Britishers were wounded. It is alleged that be fore making the attack the Dutchmen locked their captain in his cabin. The British smack succeeded in escaping and arrived at Oaten, where the cap tain lodged a complaint with the Brit ish consul. Workmen's Terrible Ksperlence. Homestead, Pa., Nov. 18. Of a party of workmen buried Sunday un der a mass of molten slag at the How ard axle works, John Ruska is dead and Andrew Hulsi and George Siski are badly burned. The accident oc curerd on the cinder dump of the com pany's plant. The victims were en gaged in collecting scrap when a party of workmen at the top of the dump about 20 feet above dumped their car over the edge, not knowing that the men were directly beneath thenu 'The car contained about eight tons of slag, a great part of which was red hot and much of it in a molten state. Will Force the Issue. Colon, Colombia. Nov. 18. The Col ombian gunboat General Pinzon arriv ed here Sunday from Savanilla with 300 troops. In view of the unchanged conditions in the isthmus, this evi dence of the government s policy to reinforce its forces nere ence to the presumption that General Carlos Alban. military commander of this district, has finally resolved to lead a strong attacking force against the insurgents within his jurisdiction and attempt to terminate the present wearisome deadlock between the Col ombian rebels and their government. tnT Chased a Wild Cat. Addison Mumbower, who buys timber for the shovel works, had a good lively experience in the woods of an adjacent county last week- lie was looking over some timber and the owner, who was with him, -bad two hounds along. The bounds struck a trail and began chasing it, and when in the distance set up a howl. The oxner said they bad treed a coon; that they Lad a peculiar way of howl ing when they had a coon treed. The men went over aDd the supposed coon could be feen away up in the branches of a tall tree. Addiscn climbed the tree to shake it down, but afterward concluded to catch it alive and bring it home for a pet rather than to shake it down for the hounds to kill. He climbed up close and was about reaching out to grab it, when the animal set off a scream like a steam whistle acd sprang at him. Luckily it missed him and fell to the grourd, where in short order it whipped the other man and both degs and lit cut up the words. It was a wild cat. Addison f-ays it had a face cn it as big as the face of a baby a year old, and a tail as big as a raised uixbrella. POLICE. Lots of Sunday Drunks Some Relics of Other Days. There was an unusual number of drunken people in town yesterday. Hardly a street in the center of town that did not have a drunken man on it at some time during the day. At 9:30 yesterday morning one man counted three drunken men at one time, within less than two squares of each other. Why this should be so is a problem, there was no special oc casion for it. Three cases, all Sunday drunks, were before the mayor this morning. Frank Thvrman, colored, plead not guilty, but it was proven on hiaa and he was fined a dollar and sent below. Tom Yeager, a young follow, was up and plead not guilty. Officer Gal lagher was the principal witness and made the arrest. As he had other witnesses the case was continued to 2 o'clock this afternoon. Ed Gunkle was with Yeager and was not arrested. This morning he came to headquarters and wished to appear a9 a witness in Yeager's be half. Charges were tiled against him by Gallagher for being drunk also. A small boy was introduced as a wit ness, but was so scared his testi mony did not amount to much. Be ing asked by the myor if he undre stood the nature of an oath he said that he did. "Well, what do you know about it?" asked the mayor. "I know its wrong to swear," said the boy. .,- -., - - This case also was continued to this afternoon when there will be new witnesses introduced. In clearing out some boxes in the basement ot the city building Satur day Street Commissioner Genn ran across a box full of interesting relics of the police court of the days of Gen. Bennett, Alex Horney and Lou Shofer. There were about a dozen revolvers of all sizes, all rusted until worthless; knives of every descrip tion, sluogshots and clubs, lead knuckles, and a peck of cartridges from 32-shoots to large enough for a gatling gun. Rumor of the Pope's Ill ness, London, Eoeland. Nov. 18 A dispatch from Rome to the Chronicle says it is impossible to repress the rumors of the Pope's serious illness and the fact that his early death is expected. Trouble Feared in Mining Circles. Madisonville, Ky., Nov. 18. Two companies of troops are in Provi dence today sind more is expected, There is a s"ate of unrest in all the mining region. There are rumors of more casualties in yesterday's battle at Providence, bui they are Dot veri fied. Nearly Dead from Effects of ! Gas. i Akron, O., Nov. 1?. Seven per-; j sons in Mrs. Mulligan's boarding- j i house were overcome y gas and j I would cave aiea out tor ine iaci mai a milkman discovered their condition, j Thev were all unconscious and were placed under medical care. Trolley Car Accidents. YounirstowD. O..Nov. IS. trol- If y vat vu. uc ivuucv m railway jumped the track early this morning with thirty passengers. Sii were painfully injured. Frank Neil son of Sharon is in a serious condi tion. Loraine, O.. Nov. 13. In a rear end collision of trUey cars today Motorman Coon had one of his legs broken. Postoff ice Robbed and Burned. Washington. D. C, Nov. 17. A dispatch received here announces that the postofSce at Freemacsburg, W. Va., was robbed and burned Sunday morning. Amount of loss unknown. i ..i' IP Sv HENRY OSTROM. The Y. M. C. A. evangelist, to be here all through the convention. A FAIR. To be Given by the Rath bone Sisters Thanks giving Week. The gentlemen of Richmond have made such dismal failures of late in giving fairs that the ladies have con cluded to show them how to make a success of it. The members of the Rathbone sisters, who are noted as the most devoted workers for the good of the order in the city, are ar ranging for a fair to be given at the Pythian temple on Thanksgiving week, beginning on Tuesday evening and ending Thursday evening, with a matinee Thursday afternoon. They will have a complete fair so far as possible indoors with all theincidents of a fair except the balloon ascension and the races which they are not able to arrange to come off under roof. That they will meet with complete' success goes without the saying, i Another View. Editor Richmond Palladium: The lady who wrote "A Woman s Views on Spitting" in last Thurs day's Pallapicm tells . us what the i "army of the great unwashed" said when Elizabeth Cady Stanton began to make war on the spitting habit, j I wonder if she knows that Mrs. Stanton disapproves of the trailing dress, and has given the elevator boy positive instructions to show no woman up to her apartments who is wearing a ti ailing dress? I hope Councilman Whelan will push the short skirt measure, and that the reformation beg'in on the streets j will never stop until the women are educated to wear dresses that will not mop up the filth on the floors and I streets that make the home a place to breed disease and make societies for the Prevention of Tuberculosis a necessity. A Golden Wedding. The fiftieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Holly R. Leeds was celebrated at their home, 7 Grant street. West Richmond, November 17, 1901. They were married in Cin cinnati. Ohio, in the yearlSSl by the Rev. Miley of Morris chapel. They were well remembered by their mmy friends and relatives by beautiful and costly presents. The artist, Hirsch burg, was present and took the pict ures of the four fenerations and also tbe pictures of all present. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Holly R Leeds, Rv. ChAmnes,Eirl Chamness, Lulu CbamDess, Ella Chamness, Miss Potter, Mr. and Mrs. N. U. Ballenger, Mr.and Mrs. George O. Ballenger and sod, Ralph, who made the fourth generation, Mr. and-Mrs. Raymond Carringtoa, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Bond, Elmer Bond, Edna Bond, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Leeds, George E Leeds of Chicago, Elmo Leeds, Grace Leeds. Ruby Leeds, Harry Leeds, Mable Leeds, James G. Green, Mrs. V. K. Horn, Irma Horn and Silas Horn. At exactly 1 o'clock on elegant dinner was served and at the same hour on the western prarie in Kan sas a dinner was also served in honor of the occasion by one of the brothers of Mrs. Leeds as he was unable to be here. Each guest received a piece of the "wedding cake." H. Births. To Edward O. and Nellie Thomp son Mott, 443 Randolph street, a son, first child. To Charles W. and Florence Ross Graham, a daughter, fourth child. X. TEMPERANCE Meetings by Mr. Howard They Are Interesting. The temperance meetings conduct ed by tbe various church organiza tions with Mr. Howard as the speak er began yesterday and the outlook is bright for some very interesting and successful meetings. They are held at the Friends East Main Street chnrch, which edifice was filled at both meetings yesterday. The after noon meeting was held in the west room, and last night both rooms were thrown open and well filled. The speaker is a very interesting o e. xiis address is one which every body can be entertained and in structed by; He is not of the old school of temperance orators, full of alarmist ideas, but holds that tbe world has improved; that it is much better than it ever was and moving fie thai direction solidly and grandly. Hia theory is that the advancement in science, art, mechanics, and all that, has been kept pac3 with in all manner of real reforms, and proves it by ample statistics, though given in so charming a style as to lose the dryness of statistics. His idea seems to be that the world is a pretty good place after all, that tbe Lord is still taking an interest in it and its affairs, and that all that is required is to keep things moving along right lines as far as possible, and the end to which all good men and women are struggling is already in eight. Those whodonot hear this speaker at least once during his stay here will have something to regret. He talks on live business subjects in a live business way that will set any man or woman to thinking, and this accomplished the work is ever half done. NARROITEuCAPE. Frank Reed Has a Narrow Escape from Getting Killed at Logansport. Frank Reed, a Panhandle brake man, is laid up for six weeks with a broken arm, and is thanking his stars that it was no worse. The other night at Losracspot thy were switching in tbe yard. Frank was on top of his train, which was in motion. His lantern went out and be started waiting to the rear of the train in search of a car which he knew to be near, with a sideladder. to get down to the ground and light his lamp. In the darkness he stepped off one car to arother box car which he thought was there and wasn't. It was a tank car. As he fell he suffered all the agonies poss! ble, supposing that he was going to the good and" would be run over by the train. He feli on the edge of the tank car, and bung on until some of the men missed him and came hunt ing for him. He was taken to the company's surgeon at Logansport and fixed up and sent home with a dislocated elbow and some severe bruises besides. Gas Explosion. Washington, Pa , Nov. 13. An explosion of natural gas at Buffalo, a village on the main pipe line of the Wheeling Gas company, last evening, resulted in fatal ir juries to two men and serious injury to four others. The two fatally hurt were W. S. Brownell and Leslie Maxwell. The others hurt are Martin Hogan, Geo. Dennison, Carl Martin and John Wal- la?e. The men were repairing the j pipe, the gas being turned off. The i gas b-ing suddenly turned ou igrited frotn a torch. Another Postoff ice Robbery Westoo, W. Va., Nov. IS. Burg- : lars obtained $100 by robbiug the r;ost.8ice at Freemansbury, besides ; a lot of a' nls in the ttore in which the pstoffiee was located. The re- rcainder of ihe contents of the stora I was burred. The burglars were! triick'-d in the snow to this p'ace. t Y.I C.A. SOME FACTS CONCERNING THE ORGANIZATION. And the State Convention,to be Held in This City This Week Some Committees,Etc. KSSS "H v.. N ti r v - si L JOHN P. HILI.IS, M D. There was a full attendance at the meeting cf ihe Ministerial Associa tion at Grace church this moVning and the entire session was devoted to business. First was discussed tbe present temperance meetings and the best method of getting the ad vantages of tbe result of the meet ings, then the Yl M. C. A.' 'matter was taken up. The reception committee was in structed to be present at all trains on Thursday and Friday and direct all delegates and visitors to head quarters. The general headquarters all through the meetings will be the Commercial Club rooms at the West cott. A committee of pages for the meet ings to consist of two from each church is to be appointed by the pas tors of the churches and announced later, A lunch for all delegates is to be arranged for Friday evening, which will be the big meeting of the se ries. The College section will be entertained at the Ea-t Main Street Friends church by the laiies of that church. Ihe other sections will be entertained at the First Presbyterian church, by the ladies of all the other churches. A com mittee of two ladies from each church will be appointed by the pastors, to meet at the First Pres byterian church tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock to complete arrange ments. The welcome address on Thursday evening on behalf of the city is to be by Bennett Gordon; on behalf of the churches by Rev. J. W. Kapp at the First M. E. church, at 7:30. The day meetings of the conven tion will begin at 11 a. in. Thursday at the First English Lutheran hurch and all day meetings will be held there. The evenirg meetings will be held at the First M. E church with tbe exception of the Friday evening meeting, vbich will be held at the East Main Street Friends' church. This is the meeting at which Governor Durbin will pre side. ox srxrAV. Meeting for men at tbe Gennett at 2:30, addressed by Mr. Ostrom, whose picture appears in tens issue. Mr. Hiilis, who is Mr. Ostrom 's col league, conducts the music at the meetings, including this one. He is said to be a fine director of congrega tional singing. Meeting for ladies at the First Presbyterian church at 2:30. Speaker to be selected by the convention. Meeting for boys at First English Lutheran church at 2:30. Speaker to be selected by the convention. Union meetings in the evening, to be held at churches to be selected by the convention, who will provide the speakers At the close of all these services, which will be brief, the farewell ser vice takes place at Est Main Street Friends church. This service will begin about 9 o'clock and last about an hour. OK WIS A NEW REPUBLIC riaiH of Yukon Miners to Throw Oil t lie Treent (iovt'i imieiit. ICE TO W THEIR' ALLY Iffire the Ilirors ot Winter l!.iv Fussed They Hn to Have Their Designs Ac oinidislied. It Is Saul That Arui-i In Tlenty Have IVeeu Siftu-ed and That Kevolt Is Near. San Francisco. Nov. IS. Aa uncon firmed story comes from Skagway. Alaska, under date of Nov. 6, telling of the discovery ot what ia alleged t be a huge conspiracy existing in Daw son, and extending to Skagway, Vic toria. Vancouver and Seattle for the ovrthrow of the local government ot the Northwest Territory and the tablishing of a republic with Dasrsoa aa ita capital. According to the de tail of the story, arms, ammuniSo and provisions have be?u taken im ovr the railroad and cached at stra tegic points. Prominent AmerJra residents of Skagway are said to b ringleaders in the conspiracy. Miner to the number of 5.0UO are said t await the summons to arms, ready t fight for the independence froi Dominion rule of the gold fields, camps and towns. The plan to tm overpower the mounted police, arret the civil authorities and take ths gov ernment into their own hands. Th rigors of the Arctic winter would giv the insurgent six month' ImrausUr form attack by Canadian or Brltisk troops and the adventurous arch con spirators hope for intervention or ontr side assistance by the time tbe melt ing of ice and snow will permit the invasion ot taeir isolated republic It is further related that a hurrie conference, lasting until midnight waa held at Skagway Nov. 5. at whlrk were present Capta'n Corrigan of he Northwest mounted police, who ha arrived from across the Canadian bor der late that evening. Judge Brow, of the United States district court. United State Marshal Shoupe, Unlteft Stat Attorney Predertch and Major Hovy. commanding thf TJnlted State troop at SsLXuj. (teoAwd U meet ing. , This waa the last of sever nasty consultation between the citE and military representatives of th two power in relation to the mysteri ous transportation of supplies into the interior, and rumor of a conspiracy to lead the miners in a revolt against th Canadian government in .the Northwest Territory. Thos preent maintained subsequently the strictest silence concerning the new evidence laid before tbem, and their evident anxiety helped to confirm the rumors of conspiracy. Captain Corrigan took a train back across the border the next morning, while United State Marshal Shoupe embarked on the first steamer for Seattle, which port he reached ae rl day ago. The object of hla lk was presumably to confer by telegrapa with the authorities at Washington. He sailed Saturday afternoon on the Dolphin on hla way back to Skagway. Senator Cullom Accept. Washington, Nov. 18. Senator Cul lom of Illinois will be chairman of th foreign relations committee of th senate, to succeed the late S-cator Davis. Mr. Cu! Join's dwision to z cept th:s cha'rmanph'p will -aue hia to resign the chairmanship of tb committee on interstate commerce. Prtest'a fceiit-nce CVrmmutt. Manila. Nov. 18. The Filipin priest DtPosoy has been sentenced feT courtmartial to tne penalty of Oeiriu for the murder of certain of hi ccra trymen who favored the AmerV-ajg --3 ministration, but oit of coosMwratlcnB for the great religions body to which, he belonred and most unworthily Tt resented. General Chaffee has' eot muted his sentence to 20 years' im prisonment. 1 am closing out a lot of doubie bar rel shqt guns at wholesale rates: 9-2t-dw. .M.C. Paicx SENATOR CULLOM..