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TOOK THEIR PRIZE
CREW OP THE BANCROFT HAS A
SAVAGE FIGHT
One Man Killed—Deeds of Bravery
That Rank With the Best—Gal
lant Fight Throughout
KEY WEST, Fla., Aug. 11, 18:30 p. m.—
• One more name has been added to the smalt
Bst of the navy's war victims. Emanuel
Kourourls, a coal passer on the gunbout
Bancroft, was shot and Instantly killed
during a shurp engagement with Spanish
riflemen at a point of land Jutting in Cortls
Bay, on the south coast of Pinar del Rio on
August 2nd. It Is not known how many
Spaniards lives paid for his, but the Span
ish loss was undoubtedly severe. The Ban
croft was cruising about Cortls Bay on
blockade duty when a sail was seen close
to the land about ten miles to the north
ward. The gunboat's steam launch was
armed with a one-pounder and Lieutenant
Henry B. Wilson with fourteen men, all
carrying rilles, was sent ln to intercept the
stronger. She turned out to be a Spanish
schooner. When first observed the Span
iard lay near the wreck of the Santo Do
mingo, recently sunk by the Eagle. By
the time the steam launch reached that
point the schooner had worked Into a port
and a purty of Spaniards, Including a body
of soldiers, was attempting to haul her
ashore. The launch stood boldly In and a
brisk tiro from her one-pounder speedily
scattered the crowd. The Spaniards took
refuge in high grass on the right shore, but
In spite of th-: fact that the party in the
launch was ignorant of the enemy's
strength, the Americans went ahead with
their work with admiral coolness.
James Munroe, a first-class apprentico,
swam to the schooner and made a line fast
to her in order to pull her out. At the same
time Waldemar Hohengren, an ordinary
seaman, dropped over the side of the
launch and made for a pier where a small
boat was moored. The launch then com
menced to haul off the schooner, but the
line parted and while another was being
run to her the Spaniards, who had Bought
shelter ln tho woods, poured ln a murde
rous rlflo fire. Kouroruis, who was lean
ing over the side of the launch, wus shot
through the breost and fell dead. For
tunately no one elso was even injured. In
stantly the men in the launch began a
rapid return of fire with their rifles, while
Lieutenant Wilson maneuvered the launch
so as to take a line thrown by Hohengren
from the small boat which he had shoved
off from the pier. Her bow was pulled out
and the one-pounder was opened on the
ambuscade with such well-directed aim
that the Spaniards were routed without
a chance to return the American fire. The
schooner had in the meantime gone hard
aground and being so damaged as to be
almost useless enough shells were sent into
her to finish her destruction. She was
loaded with green corn, grain and rum.
Commander Clover warmly praised the
gallantry of the launch party, which did
not falter under heavy fire, but directed
all its energies to rescuing Hoengren, who
was alone on the wharf and ln a perilous
situation.
Kourourls was buried at sea the same
afternoon. Among his effects wns found
a letter to his father, addressed to the Isle
of Siphanto, care of the United States Min
ister at Athens, Greece.
The next morning the Bancroft started
for Slgunea Bay, where the gunboat Maple
had gone to blockade and sound out a
passage. On August 4, Commander Clover,
who was senior officer there, transferred
his flag to the Maple, while the Bancroft's
boilers were undergoing repairs. He took
the launch with him under Ensign Vogel
sang, still armed with her one pounder.
ALASKAN AFFAIRS
General Merriam Given Full Control
Over the Territory
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.—General Mer
riam. commanding the Department of the
Columbia, has been given full power In the
matter of military affairs in Alaska. He
telegraphed to the department stating that
the last boats were about to leave for the
Yukon country and it might be necessary
to send some portion of the army there to
Insure public peace. It is probable he will
sent two or three hundred men, including
a battery of artillery.
General Merriam will select BUch troops
from his command as he thinks are needed
in Alaska.
Talk of Trouble
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11.—The Call
says:
Serious trouble in Interior Alaska is ap
prehended by the United States govern
ment. Food riots are feared at Fort Yu
kon and other up-river points, growing out
of the failure of the transportation com
panies to get supplies in there on the pre
vailing low water.
Acting on instructions received from
Washington, Major-General Merriam will
oulckly dispatch a battery of artillery to
St. Michael, the officer In charge having
orders to proceed up the Yukon river to
Fort Yukon and open a military post for
the coming winter. The expedition will
also carry a largo quantity of extra pro
visions and supplies to relieve distress.
When St. Michael is reached, the command
ing officer will promptly levy on any river
boats he may find, seizing them If neces
sary, and will transport his troops and sup
piles to their destination with all possible
dispatch. A form of military government
will be established and good order main
tained in Alaska, even if it requires the
services of the soldiers and artillery.
TROUBLE WITH RUSSIA
Czar's Attitude in China May Cause
War With England
LONDON, Aug. 11.—In the House of
Commons today Mr. A. J. Balfour, First
Lord of the Treasury and government
leader, admitted that the statements in the
Pekin dispatch to the London Times today
were substantially correct, and said that
the matter was "engaging the serious at
tention of the government."
This statment was received with cheers.
The correspondent of the Times cabled
that the Tsung Ll Yamen had given formal
assent to all the conditions demanded hy
the Russian Charge d'Affalres regarding
the contract for the Nu Chang Railroad
extension loan, these conditions being in
direct conflict with the terms of the signed
contract and designed as a blow at British
concessions.
LONDON, Aug. 11.—The Daily Mall says
this morning:
"We understand that tho Franco-Belgian
contract for the construction of the Pe
king Hankow Railway has been ratified
by the Tsung Ll Yamen, and actually
Signed."
On the contrary, the Peking correspon
dent of tha Times telegraphing Wednea
day, says the contract is still unratiiled,
that the Belgian Minister Is pressing for
an Imperial rescript directing ratification,
and that England should endeavor to de
lay the ratification until these objection
able clauses ln favor of Russia are re
moved.
NOT SERIOUSLY ILL
The Pope's Physician Says He Is Suf
fering From Overwork
ROME, August 11.—Dr. Papponl and all
the Vatican authorities aftlrm that the
Pope's illness Is slight. The doctor did not
stay the night at the Vatican. The pontiff
shows symptoms of gastric inflammation,
but he partook of nourishment last evening
and was ln excellent spirits. He rose this
morning at 5:30 and celebrated mass. Dr.
Lapponl visited the Pope at 8 o'clock this
morning.
By Dr. Lapponl's advice, the pope re
mained out of bed\)nly four hours. In an
interview today the doctors explained that
the pontiff was fatigued by the prepara
tion of his recent encyclical, but he hoped
the pope would be up tomorrow all day
and that he would" resume his audiences on
Saturday.
WE WILL ACCEPT
The New York Yacht Club Sends Sir
Thomas Lipton an Answer
LONDON, Aug. 11.—Mr. J. S. Voddie, on
behalf of the New York Yacht club, ac
knowledging the reclpt of Sir Thomas Lip
ton's challenge for the America's cup,
forwarded through the Royal Ulster Yacht
Club, says:
"The purport of your cable Is most agree
able, and will be considered as soon as a
meeting can be appointed. Your commit
tee will be warmly welcomed."
Not Quite Our Plan
BERLIN, Aug. 11.—A lithographed news
sheet published here says:
The Hlspano-Ameriean commission re
garding the future of the Philippines will
decide as to what territory Is 1 to be ceded
to the United States and will consider
the introduction of an autonomous plan
with a governor appointed by Spain and ex
ercising supreme military uuthority.
It will consider the appointment of a
committee chosen for the local parliament
and confirmed by the governor to exercise
civil authority. It will decide also as to
the details of a customs tariff with the
same privileged rates for Spain and the
United States. The local parliament will
decide whether the religious orders are to
be banished.
Guarding Against Fever
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.—Adjutant Gen
eral Corbin has sent the following order to.
General Young. commanding at Montauk
Point, Long Island:
"Secreatry of war directs that you co
operate with Surgeon Magruder, U. S. A.
marine hospital service, to establish and
fix quarantine grounds and anchorage for
transports bringing General Shaffer's com
mand to Montuuk Point. No person will
be allowed on board a transport while the
yellow flag is up without written pass of
Surgeon Magruder. A revenue cutter has
been ordered to Montauk to enforce sani
tary and quarantine harbor regulations."
Fought the Officers
BRUSSELS, Aug. 11.—While a policeman
was arresting a militia anarchist named
Wlllems, the latter shot and wounded the
officer and then escaped. The anarchist
also shot several persons who attempted
to capture him, but he was finally arrested
and lodged ln Jail. Later the police vis
ited Wlllems' lodgings where they found
two anarchists who promptly opened fire
at the officers. The policemen replied to
their fire, fatally wounding one of the an
archists. His companions were captured.
Made a Good Haul
KANSAS CITY', Aug. 11—Soon after the
express robbery on the Burlington road
was reported here tonight, a railroad offi
cial who ought to have been well informed
made the statement that the robbers se
cured $N2BO from the safe which they took
from the Adnms Express company's car.
The treasure. It Is stuted, consisted of six
packages of $1000 each, four packages of
$500, one of $260 and another of $20.
Charles Manwaring Dead
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11.-Charles W.
Manwarlng, for a number of years prom
inentl yconncctcd with Republican poll
tics in this city, died tonight of a compli
cation of diseases. At the time of his death
he was chairman of the Republican county
committee. He was a native of Missouri,
aged 35 years, and bore a high reputation
for Integrity and ability.
Anxious for the End
MADRID, August 11, 11 p. m.—The press
now considers peace a foregone conclusion,
and echoes the general Impatience to see a
termination of hostilities, and to know the
program for the peace commission, nt
which it Is believed either Senor Moret or
Duke Almodovar de Rio will preside. It
Is believed that the negotiations will ex
tend irvto the second half of September.
Miss Simmons Killed
VICTORIA, B. C, Aug. 11.—The steamer
Victoria arrived tonight from the Orient.
She brings news that Miss Simmons, a mis
sionary at Yokohama, while In a launch,
was run down by a Junk and killed.
The steamer Aorangi, which also arrived
here from the Orient tonight, has several
cases of measles aboard. She was placed
in quarantine.
Well-Known Divine Dead
WELLINGTON, Mo., August 11.—Rev.
A. A. Moore, pastor of the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church, and father of Gen.
Milton Moore of Kansas City, now at
Chickamauga with the army, is dead at
his home here. Mr. Moore was 87 years
of age and was born In Eastern Tennessee.
The Salmon Fisheries
ASTORIA, Or., Aug. 11.—The salmon fish
ing season on the Columbia river closed at
midnight. The season's pack amounts to
315,000 cases, which is 75,000 cases below the
pack of last year.
Klondike Gold
SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 11.—Total re
ceipts of Klondike gold at the government
assay office In this city up to today ag
gregate $2,250,000.'
Nebraska Fusionists
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., Aug. 11.-The fu
sionists of the First district today nomi
roted James Manahan (Dem.) of Lincoln
for congress.
■f NEW YORK, Aug. H.—Many of the soldiers at Camp Montauk are still ♦
-f without shelter. Detachments of troo ps continue to arrive and many of those -f
■f who came In today will be without shelter tonight. There are neaf% fifty sick -f
4- soldiers In the hospital tents who are w tthout confortable beds or good notrfr. ♦
+ Ish ment. Fresh milk is needed for the typhoid patients. - ♦
A SERIOUS OUTLOOK
JUSTICE BREWER OF FEDERAL
COURT ON THE WAR
The Government Assuming Orave Re
sponsibilities—Government of
Porto Rico and Cuba
BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 11.—Justice
David J. Brewer of the Supreme Court,
who has como from Washington, will
spend the remainder of the summer at his
cottage at Thompson's Point. He said In
regard to peace negotiations:
"Peace is now certain. I do not know
what the terms will be, and I can only
guess at what may be agreed upr.n by the
two nations. They will compel the sur
render of Porto Rico to the United States
and Its evacuation by Spain. Evacuation of
Cuba brings to us as a nation grave ro
sponsiblllty, and the aftermath of the con
test may prove much more troublesome
than the war itself. We proclaimed when
the resolutions passed Congress that we
would free Cuba and (hat we did not want
It ourselves. Now, If we drive the Spnnlsh
from Cuba and leave her without any
forcible interference, It will be greater
ruin than to have left the Spanish there.
We owe to Cuba to preserve her by force,
whether it may be one, two or five years,
until she shall prove herself capable of
self-government. I believe that to leave
Cuba without an established government
to hold her people In check would be to
precipitate horrors worse than those of
the French revolution. Our obligation to
Cuba Is not fulfilled until the complete es
tablishment of self-government. Tuklng
possession of Porto Rico is called by men
of the army and navy a wise precaution.
I suppose every civilian should abide by
their Judgment. We have, however, to
manage the island, which la v matter of
the gravest difficulty. The inhabitants
are not fit for self-government. The colo
nial administration, such as European na
tions have established, seems to uhq viola
tion of our ideas of self-government. I
suppose we will have to try though. The
possession of Hawaii seems justified by
arguments of military and naval men that
tho people are easy of government and not
turbulent or quarrelsome I think Senator
Hoar's speech on this matter is the best
resume of the subject pro and con which
I have seen.
"So far as the Philippines are concerned,
some men high in authority have told us
we must have at least a coaling -station
there. Beyond that, while we do not know
the President's views upon the matter, 1
think we should be relieved from responsi
bility as soon as we can fairly. I am di
rectly opposed to the introduction of the
colonial system In that portion of the
world. It is not a matter of territory or
distance. We took Alaska, but Its popula
tion was small and their coming in as part
of us did not affect us, but to bring in
from one country 6,000.000 to 10,000,000 sav
ages as part of our national exlstance Is,
to my mind, freighted with untold dan
gers. If we can get rlu of the responsibil
ity and do Justice to the people there, 1
hope to do so. I believe In following the
advice of George Washington, to avoid all
entangling alliances, and ln the Monroe
doctrine."
CORBETT AND M'COY
A Rush for Seats to See the Battle—The
Sheriff Will Interfere
BUFFALO, N. V., Aug. 11.—Since the
Horton luw legalized boxing contests ln
the state of New York there never has been
such a rush for seats at a fistic exhibition!
as is now coming ln dully to the Haw
thorne Athletic club officials of this city
before which club Corbett and McCoy will
meet on the 10th day of next month. Today
over $0000 was received for soats alone,
while scores of applicants for sents were
turned down, the membership application
not being inclosed. Nearly every foot of
the lumber to be used In the building is on
the ground anel the contractors have re
ceived first payment in a check for $8000.
At an inter-denominational meeting of
ministers held here today to take action
to prevent the fight between McCoy and
Corbett, the following letter from the
sheriff was rend by Bishop Quigley:
"Your letter Just at hand. I will not al
low a prizefight In this county. This has
always been my stand. As I urolorstnnd
the facts, the proposed contest Is n prize
fight, so therefore it will not take place
In our county while T am sheriff."
"ANDREW KILQALLON."
A MONTH'S FURLOUGH
Sick and Wounded Soldiers Given Most
Qenerous Concessions
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.—A general or
der has been issued at the adjutant gener
al's office granting one month's furlough
to the sick and wounded soldiers and trans
portation to their homes. At the expira
tion of their furloughs, if fit for duty, the
soldiers must report to the nearest army
post, camp or hospital, for the purpose of
being sent to their regiments. Those not
fit for duty are required to report to thei
adjutant general of the army, forwarding
their furloughs, accompanied by the cer
tificate of a physician stating their condi
tion and probable time of recovery. Neither
the certificate of the physician nor commu
tation of rations will be charged against the
soldiers, and sleeping car accommodations
by rail and stateroom accommodations hy
boat will be furnished them. In lieu of
rations the soldier will be paid $1.50 per day
for the nceessary number of days' travel.
FOR LOVE OF A WOMAN
Three Men Dead and the Woman
Dying
OMAHA, Aug. 11.—A special from Dead
wood, 8. D., to the Bee says:
Three men dead and a woman dying is
the net result of a shooting affray at Cen
tral City this morning. Judge J. P. Gld
dings, Ed Shannon und Jack Wear are the
men and Mrs. Ed Shannon the woman.
Shannon had a boarding house nt Terry
and at Central City. He stayed nights at
the Terry house, leaving his wife to look
after the other place. At 6:30 Shannon re
turned to Central City and roused Judge
Glddings. Just what happened ln the
office no one knows, b(Tt tho two men sud
denly burst into the street engaged in a
death struggle. Shannon had a revolver.
Jack Wear tried to separate them and was
shot through the body, dying Instantly.
WHO IS TO BLAME?
LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 12, Mb
Shannon then shot Glddings through the
head, killing him. He went to his wife's
bedroom and beat her about the head with
his revolver until he thought he had killed
her, and then with a fresh revolver shot
himself. The woman is still alive, but
cannot recover. All the parties are pio
neers and wero well-to-do. Glddings has
held many political offices. Intimacy be
tween Glddings and Mrs. Shannon is given
as the cause of the tragedy.
Death of a Well-Kuown Oakland Boy
USdtT Peculiar Circumstances
OAKLAND, Cal,, Aug. 11.—Roy Smith
McClymonds, son of Superintendent of
Schools John W. McClymonds, shot him
self through the head in the Canning build
ing this morning at 8:45 o'clock. He died
at 10:33 o'clock.
No motive is known to any one. The
young man bore an enviable reputation,
was mirthful, and never intimuted any
thought of discontent.
He entered the building, ln which he was
employed, at 8 o'clock, and proceeded to
the luvatory. He was observed to enter
by two witnesses.
Six minutes later a pistol report was
heard and ln another minute the prostrate
body of young McClymonds was found in
a pool of blood. A pistol and a box of car
tridges wt?re lying near.
The boy's father inclines to a theory of
murder. He says no thought of suicide ever
entered his boy's he-ad. The prevailing be
lief Is suicide by reason of temporary In
sanity. The young man was 21 years of
age, a student at the San Francisco Dental
College.
Military Will Govern Porto Rico and
Cuba at Present
WASHINGTON. Aug. 11.—Plans for the
temporary government of Cuba, and the
territory which will he acquired from Spain
as a result of the war are now under serlouß
consideration by the President and mem
bers of tha Cabinet. Porto Rico, as an
actual acquisition to the territory of the
United States will be placed in charge of a
military governor who will exercise super
visory control of all the functions of gov
ernment under the direction of the Presi
dent until Congress shall determine upon
a permanent form of government for the
island.
Upon the evacuation of Cuba, It is be
lieved to be the Intention of the President
to establish for the whole Island a tempo
rary military government, similar to that
now In operation at Santiago. When order
has been fully restored and the people have
settled down to their peaceful occupations
It is believed to bo tho view of the President
that a convention of the representatives of
the people should be called to vote on the
question of a form of government for the
island.
Stockton Democrats Defeat Alleged
Budd Men
STOCKTON, Aug. 11.—Aa promised last
night, the Democrats of the First ward of
Stockton at the primary election this even
ing defeated the two employes of the har
bor commission, James Byrnes and John
Fox, who came up here with one other to
get into the county convention as helpers
in the administration end of the contest.
Do Fangher wns beaten out at the prelim
inary meeting last night and when two of
the San Francisco men got In then the
boys, who are solidly Mngtiire's, declared
they would do up the outsiders today, and
they did. The winners say they will send
Magulre delegates to the state convention.
Two local men who were believed to he
with the Budd men from the harbor com
mission were also defeated.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11—The steam
er Pomona sailed today with the following
passengers:
For Port Los Angeles—Dr. C. R. Harry
and wife, C. A. Bailey, J. E. Fitzgerald, C.
W. Fitzgerald, Miss Crenry, Miss lirous
seau, W. W. Kostwlck. C. A. Colmorp. M'ss
A. Hoffshneider, R. Ballard. C. Gllroy and
wife, M. Blxhy, Prof. G. Dunncson and
wife. Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. N. G. Cox, Mrs.
J. J. Moorehead, S. G. McCarthy, W. I.
Clapp, E. Thompson.
For Redondo—W. C. Patterson, G. C.
Stlehl and wife, Mrs. C. T. Race, Miss E
Voting. Mrs. A. Baums'elger, Miss M.
Swanson, Miss 11. Carlson, Mrs. J. J. Fhe
lan. Miss A. Mulligan. C. E. Taylor, R. M.
Baker. J. J. Byrne, A. J. Donovan, wife
and child, C. G. Norton nnd wife, Mrs, G.
Hanna, Miss P. Hanna, G. T. Nicholson,
wife and child, F. A. Jenulngs, C. J. George,
R. E. Cuiley, wife and daughter, J. S. Ben
edict and wife, Mrs. J. M. Gamble, J. Sim
men, B. Baker, J. W. Sea'mlstre, 11. D
Kimball.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.—Every precau
tion has boon taken hy fhe war and treasury
departments tn prevent the Introduction
of yellow fever into the United States. At
midnight Adjutant General Corbin tele
graphed instructions to General Shafter.
commanding at Santiago, directing that
all West Indian ports under control of the
United States medical officers of the marine
hospital service be Immediately detnlld for
duty to carry out the require
ments of the quarantine law of 1593.
LONDON, Aug. 11.—The Biarritz corres
pondent of the Dally Mall says: Although
it is denied by the government, it is re
ported that there is a Carlist armed band
near Zoo Urge!, among the Pyronnees, and
that there are three others In the region
of Maorztrasgo. All are small parties, but
large enough to canse considerable agita
tion in the regions named, which are large
ly Carlist In their sympathies.
LONDON, Aug. 12.—According to a spe
cial dispatch from Madrid serious distress
has {jeen caused In the leather trade at
Port Mahon, capital of Mlnero, one of the
Balearic islands, owing to the loss of the
Antilles market.
YOKOHAMA, Aug. 11.—The elections to
the house of representatives of the Imperial
diet promise a sweeping majority for Count
Okuma's government. The estimates for
the next fiscal year show v deficit of 50>
-000,000 yen.
GUTHRIE, Ok., Aug. 11.—The Oklahoma
and Indian territory volunteer troops now
rendezvousing at Fort Reno have received
orders to move, and will leave for Fort
Whipple, Arizona, next Tuesday.
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Aug. 11.—
Late advices from Sitka, Alaska, state that
large and extensive coal deposits have been
•Jiseovered at Whale bay on Buranoff
Islands, about forty miles from Sitka.
YTTBA CITY, Aug-. 11.—The Democratic
county central committee today selected
delegates to the state convention.
MURDER OR SUICIDE?
TEMPORARY CONTROL
SOLID FOR MAGUIRE
Coming by Steamer
Fear Yellow Fever
Carlist Bands Gathering
Leather Trade Supplies
A Heavy Deficit
Moving Troops West
Coal in Alaska
Democrats Select Delegates
The above is a diagram of the new Coulter Store, 317-325 South
Broadway, in the Laughlin Building. It is compiled for the convenience
of the public. It may be advantageous to cut the diagram out and preserve
it for future reference.
JUDGE LYNCH
HOLDING COURT ALL OVER THE
SOUTH
w »
Citizens Tired of Murder and Rapine
Without Punishment of the
Guilty
CORINTH, Miss., Auk. 11.—At an early
hour today an organized mob of 250 masked
men went to the county Jail and demanded
the person of Mullock Walker who was
charged with criminally assaulting Charles
Daseil with a sandbag about three miles
south of town Inst Wednesday, since which
time -Mr. Dazell has been in a critical con
dition and his life despaired of.
No resistance was made «t the Jail as
the mob was linn and would allow no
parleying and Jailer llerry turned the
negro over to the. mob. Walker was taken
to the most central part of town ln front
of Rubel & Company's store on Fllmore
street and hanged to the cross arm of one
of the telegraph poles.
Walker confessed his crime and Impli
cated two other negroes in some of his
various crimes.
Fart of the mob was sent to the power
house and compelled the electrician to turn
the lights out, and for a block in each di
rection the sidewalks and streets were
lined with men and boys, looking on tho
grewsome proceedings.
An attempt to capture the negro was
made last Saturday night, but the Jail was
strongly guarded and the mob dispersed.
The Orr Lynching
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 11.—A special to the
Post Dispatch from Clarendon, Ark., says:
The third act In the Clarendon tragedy
Is as remarkable as the two preceding
ones. Today the corpse of the murderess
lies in the court house, while hundreds of
people pass and view the remains. This
unusual thing was done by the authorities
to still the suspicion that Mrs. Orr was
not dead but had been spirited away. So
strong had this feeling ln the community
become that this means was regarded as
the only way to allay It.
Mrs. Orr's Requests
CLARENDON, Ark.. August 11.—This
little city has resumed its usual quiet.
The bodies of the four negroes, victims of
Tuesday night's mob, will be burled across
the river today. The body of Mrs. John T.
Orr, who killed herself ln Jail, has been
removed to her residence for preparation
for burial. Her little three-year-old baby
is with E. F. Faifer, a friend of the family.
Wallace Graham. Mr. Orr's partner in
business, has received a letter from Mrs.
Orr's step-mother at Mauston, Wis., but
has not yet made the contents known.
Mrs. Orr's remains will probably be sent
to her father In Mauston for Interment.
S. W. Boardman has given out a written
statement prepared by Mrs. Orr on Mon
day afternoon. Just before she took the
fatal dose. It reads: "I want my baby,
Neva, to stay with Mr. Faifer, with his
children, while I live, Mr. Faifer to have
full control of her until my father comes
for her, which I want him to do. I want
my father to have my baby, and to raise
her. I want my baby, Neva, to have all
my personal effects. My body ts to be
shipped to my fathe-r and burled where he
resides. I want to say to Steve Bonrdman,
Wallace Graham, Mr. Moorehead and Mr.
Faifer, that for the kind manner tn which
they have treated me, I hope God will
bless them for it. I hope God will forgive
Rachel Morris for the way she has treated
me. I want all of my property anil home
to go to my baby Neva and I hope that his
favorite: lodge, Knights of Pythias, will
see fhat this, my last will, is carried out.
I want pupa to help Wallace all he can.
This statement completed at 0:30 p. m..
Monday, August 8, 1808."
Mr. Boardman would not give out this
puper until Mrs. Orr was dead. He says
her father's name Is W. C. Barker, that
he resides at Mauston, Wis., and that at
present he is very low and in destitute
circumstances. He Is 8* years of age. Mr.
Boardman says John T. Orr has a Sister,
Mrs. T. W. Deal, residing In Denver, Col.
A Quadruple Murder
NEW YORK, Aug. 11.—Policeman Henry
C. Hawley of the "Tenderloin station,
while in a fit of drunken rage, today shot
his wife, his mother, Mary Hawley. his son,
■1 years old. and his daughter. 6 years old,
He then shot himself In the head, He was
taken to Bellevue hospital, where he died
soon afterward. The others were taken to
the New York hospital, where it was said
that they would die.
The two children died soon after reach
ing tho hospital and Mrs. Maty Hawley, the
mother of the policeman, died tonight.
Her body and those of Hawley and the
two children were taken to an undertaking
establishment, where they were viewed by
hundreds of the morbidly curious.
Ground to Pieces
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11.—Engineer
William Buddress, who was working on the
Beale street wharf, in charge- of a hoisting
engine, was killed this afternoon In an
awful manner. Buddress was standing on
the drum of the engine, adjusting part ot
tho machinery with a wrench. Tn some
unaccountable way he started the engine,
slipped and felt between the wheels, and
was literally ground to pfeceF. The engine
had to be taken apart before the body cnuld
bo removed from the morgue. Buddress
was CO years of age.
Found Dead
PRESCOTT, Ariz.. Aug. 11.— W. T. More,
familiarly known as "Hilly" Bruce, a prom
inent Knight Templar and Elk, and for
merly a resident of California, died hero
very suddenly today of heart failure. He
had been complaining for a few days of be
ing bilious, and was confined to his
but was apparently recovering. The nurse
was reading In the room and did not notice
anything out of the way until he went to
rouse More from his supposed slumber, and
found him dead. i
Another Rich Find
SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 11.— J. H. Cal
vert of this city, who returned from Alaska
today, reports a big stampede has occurred
from Loke Bennett and the trails to Big
Tnku, about eighty miles in the interior.
The rush was started hy the report that
gold running from $2 to $f> to the pan had
been found.
Food for Dawson
SAN FRNCISCO. Aug. 11.—The seamer
Leelnnaw will leave tomorrow for St. Mi
chael. She Is taking a vast quantity of pro
visions, and It Is thought there will be no,
difficulty In sending up the provisions to
Dawson, and there will be no Immediate
danger of a famine.
A PLAIN PLATFORM
MISSOURI DEMOCRATS CLOSB
THEIR CONVENTION
Declare the War'ls Just and Necessary
but Criticise the Actions of the
Treasury Department
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug. 11—Tha
Democratic state convention came to an
end shortly after 11 o'clock tonight, having
nominated the following ticket:
Judge of the supreme court (long term),
William C. Marshall.
Judge of the supremo court (short term),
Leroy B. Valllant.
State superintendent of public schools,
William T. Carrington.
Railroad and warehouse commissioner,
William E. McCully.
Th.- platform, as reported by the commit
tee, was adopted without change, a synop
sis of which follows:
The resolution begins with a re-indorse
ment of the Democratic national platform
adopted at Chicago In 1896 and a renewed
demand for the free coinage of silver and
gold at the ratio of 16 to 1 without waiting
for the consent of any other nation. Con
fidence In W. J. Bryan as the leading ex
ponent of these principles Is expressed.
1 The Republican party Is censured for the
non-enforcement of anti-trust laws.
The platform then reads: We assert that
the declaration t.f war against Spain was
[justified by the causes which called it
forth. We direct attention to the fact that
; the national Republican administration,
I backed by the Republican majority in con
! press was opposed to war and yielded only
| after a long delay to strong public sentl
! ment, aroused by the first and persistent
i demands of Democratic senators-and repre
sentatives, foremost among whom we-re
those from Missouri, and for their past In
forcing the Republican president and con
ic, ress to defend ths rights of our country
we extend them our hearty congratula
tions.
Confident that the war could have been
prosecuted to a successful and speedy end
i without increasing the Interest-bearing
! debt of the people, we denounce the Issue of
I millions of bonds as both unwise and un
| necessary, as tho expense of the war could
have been met by the coinage of seignlor-
I age In the treasury and the issuance of
| non-interest bearing treasury notes. And
we indorse the course ef our Democratio
senators and representatives in opposing
their Issue. - ,
The convention, by acclamation, re*
elected Sam B. Cook chairman of the' De
mocratic central committee. Adjourned.
Albatross Goes Armed
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 11.—The United
States ship Albatross left today for Gua«
temala. She carried a large amount of am
munition, and is fully prepared to protect
American citizens should occasion arise.
Undelivered Telegrams
There are undelivered telegrams at ths
' office of the Western Union Tetegrapft
, company for C. W. Culvert, B. F. Brooka,
Mrs. Higglns. , ,
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