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BIRMINGHAM STATE HERALD.
VOLUME 21:
BIRMINGHAM, ALA., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1895.
NUMBER 320.
Secretary Olney Presented His
Successor, Mr. Harmon.
THE BAR ASSOCIATION MET
And Took Action of the Death of the Late Jus
tice Jackson.
AN IMMEMORIAL USAGE WAS OMITTED
Owing to the Absence of the President From
the City the Court Couldn’t Call Upon
Him—Prize Fighters Ordered
Arrested.
Washington, Oct. 14.—Indian Agent
Wisdrim at Muskogee, I. T., has reported
to the Indian bureau that he has instruct
ed United States marshals to prevent
any fights taking place on government
lands in his territory. He states that
some of the managers of the Corbett
Fitzsimmons tight have gone to Tulsa, in'
the Creek nation, to arrange with the
principal chiefs to have the fight come
off on Creek soil. He wired the police at
that place to arrest the managers and
bring them to his agency, and if found
guilty of attempting to bring off the fight
in the territory they will lie summarily
ejected.
At the meeting of the bar of the su
preme court of the United States today
to take action on the death of the late
Associate Justice Jackson, Mr. Secretary
Olney presided'and Mr. J. H. MoKenny
acLed as secretary. On motion by Mr. J.
M. Dickinson the. following men were
named as a committee to draft an appro
priate memorial:
.1. Al. Dickinson. S. P. Walker, B. F.
Ayres. Henry Al. Duffield, A. H. Garland,
T. B. Turley, Tennessee; Samuel Shalla
barger, W. A. Murray, Thomas Nelson
and W. A. Suddith, Kentucky. The com
mittee will report ut an adjourned meet
ing of file liar,, to be called by the chair
man.
The supreme court convened for the
October term, 1895. Ail the surviving
Justices were present.
Alt. Cleveland being still absent from
the city the ceremony of calling upon him
on the day of meeting had to be omitted
for the second time during his presiden
tial tenure When the justices had taken
their seats Chief Justice Fuller said:
The court reassembles again saddened
by a vacant chair. Mr. Justice Jackson
died at Nashville, Tenn., on the 8th of
August last. This was followed by the
departure of Mr. Justice Armstrong on
the 19th of the same month, who during
bis retirement had maintained his com
panionship with the members of the
bench he had adorned.
It has been the immemorial usage for
-the court on the first day of the term,
on the first on which a quorum appeared,
to proceed in the transaction of no busi
ness, but to adjourn to await upon the
president of the United States. The pres
ident is absent and we shall follow the
course pursued last year, namely, to dis
pose of such matters as may be properly
Drought before us. All motions not sub
mitted today may be brought on tomor
row and the usual order for the call of
the docket on that day will be entered.
At the conclusion of the chief Justice’s
remark* Secretary Olney said: "I beg
the indulgence of the court for a moment
to present my successor in the office of
attorney-general of the United States.
Mr. Jndson C. Harmon.”
Chief Justice Fuller—The court parts
from the retiring officer with regret, and
is happy to welcome his successor.
A number of applicants were admitted
to Iho bar and several motions submit
ted. Then after a session of twenty-five
minutes the court adjourned for the day.
MONTGOMERY.
Mrs. Oates Returned—Exposition Party Report
a Delightful Time.
Montgomery, Oct 14.—(.Special.)—Mrs,
William C. Oates returned to the city
yesterday, accompanied by her son, Wil
liam C. Oates, Jr. They have spent the
summer months at eastern resorts and
have returned looking greatly benefited
by their trip.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Driver are taking
in the sights and pleasures of the Atlanta
exposition.
Mr. and Mrs. M. P. LeGrand are spend
ing a week at the Atlanta exposition.
Miss Puna Wright, who has been vis
iting her sister, Mrs. Jaine. in Macon for
several monlhs, has returned home.
Mrs. W. C. Wright lias gone, to At
lanta to visit her daughter, Mrs. Gib
bons./
About 10 o'-glock this morning C. E.
Connelly and Miss Virginia Grubbs were
united in marriage by Justice B. H.
Screws. The ceremony was celebrated In
the office of Justice Screws on Perry
street.
Mr. Berry Tatum, Jr., witli his Wife,
arilved in the city Saturday night. This
is the first visit homo of Mr. and Mrs.
Tatum since the death of Mr. Tatum's
father. Mrs. Tatum Is not in good health
and this called them to their old home.
Mr. Tatum is now baritone In one of the
most popular opera companies In the
country, and Mrs. Tatum Is soubrette.
both quite popular nnd drawing hand
some salaries. They are welcomed home
by their many friends.
Governor Oates and party have re
turned from the exposition and report a
delightful trip of it. The governor pro
nounces the exposition a great success
already, but says a mistake has been
made In not having had everything ready
for the opening day.
President Plant and General Superin
tendent Dunham of the Plant system
rnme here yesterday without announce
ment. quietly surveyed the town and de
parted. They moved so quietly that the
newspaper men did not learn of their be
ing here until they had gone. It Is be
lieved and earnestly hoped that Mr.
Plant came here to look over the ground
with a view to selecting a location for the
magnificent hotel the gossips say he will
erect.
A trolly car on the Belt line today ran
Into the dray of Harrison Seay, breaking
up the vehicle and spraining Seay’s hip
painfully. No one on the car was Injured.
MORELAND RESIGNED.
He Will Be Tried Immediately for Pocket
ing City ftioney.
Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 14.—The finance
committee of the Pittsburg council met at
1.30 o'clock to hear the report of the sub
committee concerning the Investigation
of the city attorney's office. The report
of the sub-committee was very long, cov
cring In detail the numerous discrepan
cies already made public.
Under the present Investigation into
his official conduct W. C. Moreland, city
attorney, has resigned, his letter to that
effect being accepted by the finance com
mitttee of the council this morning. The
committee elected Francis Burleigh, ex
district attorney, to the office thus va
cated.
Clarence Burleigh was summoned and
appeared in a few minutes. He was in
formed of the action of the committee
and after thanking the committee for the
honor conferred lie requested that the
committee would not require that he take
part in the prosecution of Moreland and
House until called upon by the district
attorney. This was granted.
Chairman \V. A. Magee of the commit
tee offered a resolution Instructing the
finance committee to contract with the
present city depositories for interest on
the current balances of the city sinking
fund in the banks. This was passed
unanimously. City Comptroller Gourley
will take charge of the city attorney's
office at once and head it until the se
lection of Attorney Burleigh Is confirmed
by the council.
Mr. Moreland’s resignation carries with
it the retirement of C. S. Fettcrmand and
Thomas D. Carnahan, his assistants, and
W. H. House, the officer's deputy. The
vacancies will be filled at once by Mr.
Burleigh, who has not publicly intimated
who his nominees will be.
The meeting of the finance committee
was a lengthy one. It was intended to
have the meeting open, but the newspa
pers and would-be spectators were sadly
disappointed.
Mr. Moreland's letter of resignation
carries with it a request that if any ac
tion „in criminal proceedings is to be
taken it be without needless delay. Mr.
Moreland also repeats his public declara
tion that every dollar properly against
him through the Investigation will be
paid. Both branches of the council met
this afternoon
The report of the finance committee
was approved and so also was the elec
tion of Mr. Burleigh as successor to Mr,
Moreland. Mr. Burleigh took the oath
of office.
THE FARMERS’ CONGRESS
Was Turned Into a Free Silver Meeting—Noth
ing But Home Silver to Be Coined Fiee.
Duties Must Be Paid in Gold.
Atlanta, Oct. 14.—The Farmers’ Nation
al .congress devoted much of its time to
national finance. As predicted by the
Southern Press, the farmers declared for
the free coinage of silver at 16 to 1. The
committee on resolutions had a dozen
propositions differing very little except
in mere verblose. There was a long de
bate, but without leadership on either
side. The committee’s report favored the
free coinage of both metals at the pres
ent ratio, guarded by an import duty
upon foreign coin. An effort was made
to table the committee's report, but this
was overwhelmingly voted down.
Finally the following resolutions were
acted on separately and were adopted
by large majorities:
Resolved, That we favor the free and
unlimited coinage of both silver and gold
at the present ratio of 16 to 1, guarded by
an import duty upon foreign bullion and
foreign coin equal to the difference be
tween the bullion value and coinage val
ue of the metal at the date of importa
tion whereon the bullion value of the
metal is less than its coin value.
Resolved, That this National Farmers’
congress is emphatically In favor of the
equal use of both gold and silver coin as
money of ultimate redemption and equal
ns standard of value; and to secure this
object we favor: < 1.)A conference to be
called by the United States of those na
tions ready to accept bimetallism with
the unlimited coinage of both gold and
silver at a ratio to be agreed upon. (2.) A
law requiring duties on commodities, the
product imported from mono-gold na
tions to be paid In foreign gold coin (2.1
A law imposing duties on silver Imported
from gold nations and denying it the
coinage privileges at our mints.
Nashville was selected as the next
place of meeting. Indianapolis and Den
ver made a great fight, but lost.
DEMAND FOR STEEL RAILS.
There Is a Scarcity and the Price Is Ga
in* Up.
Cleveland, O., Oct. 14.—There Is a
scarcity of steel rails, which fact is evi
denced by several eastern and far west
ern railroad representatives who ar
rived in the city endeavoring to contract
for early delivery ol' an immense quan
tity of steel rails. The price of rails has
gone up, owing to the choked condition
of the eastern mills. There are several
syndicates represented in Cleveland at
present which want from 20,000 to VO,000
tons each of steel rails. An effort was
made at first by the different buyers to
keep the fact that they were tierc to se
cure rails a secret, but it leaked out three
or four days ago and as a result there was
another rise In the price of rails. It is
stated that the new Slaten Island rail
road, in which the Standard Oil company
Is supposed to be interested, has a repre
sentative here who has been trying for
a contract of 70,000 tons of rails for IS06
delivery. He succeeded in placing a por
tion of his order.
SUGAR BOUNTY PEOPLE
Waiting for Copgress to MeetBefore Taking
Further Action.
Washington, Oct. 14.—It is understood
that no further action will be taken by
the parties interested in the payment of
the sugar bounty until congress meets.
Secretary Carlisle has promised to hear
argument why be should not send the
case under Comptroller Bowler's deci
sion to the United States court of claims,
but neither Senator Manderson nor any
other of those Interested has so far
availed himself of this proffer.
In the meantime, with the matter stil!
held up by the secretary, congress will
assemble and then an effort will be mad i
to have congress pass an appropriation
of 15,000,000. coupled with a provision
that the comptroller of the treasury shall
not have jurisdiction to pass upon the
constitutionality of the law.
INCREASED SILVER COINAGE
Recommended as a Remedy in Canada by
Leading Financiers.
Ottawa, Oct. 14.—W. S. Delr, president
of the Bank Ville Marie, and Thomas
McDougall, general manager of the Que
bec bank, as representative of the bank
ing section of fhe board of trade, have
called the attention of the finance minis
ter to the fact that the circulation of
: United States silver in this country Is In
I creasing to an extent which causes the
banks a good deal of trouble. They urge
as a remedy that the silver coinage of
Canada be increased, stating Uiat such
a courae would be l>rontable to Canada.
Convention of Liquor Dealers.
Washington, Oct. 14.—The third annual
convention of the National Retail Liquor
Dealers’ association meets in Washington
tomorrow, each atate organization being
represented by three delegates. The ob
ject of the organization is stated for the
enforcement of laws against the illegiti
mate sale of liquor and the suppressing
of drug store traffic in intoxicants and
modification of prohibitive statutes.
After three days' session the delegates
will visit Philadelphia, and on Friday will
be the guests of the Central Association
of Wine and Spirit Dealers’ association of
New York. ,
The executive committee met here to
day and includes:
President, W. F. Beatty of Indian®;
vice-president, John Morrissey of Syra
cuse; treasurer, John W. Howard of St.
Louis; secretary, Robert J. Hale of Chi
cago; chief organizer. P. H. Nolan of New
York, and others. They favor Sunday
closing. _ _ _
A Wreck on the Lake.
Loralne, O., Oct. 14.—The barge Nellie
Duff, bound from Put-in-Bay to Cleve
land with sand and gravel, was wrecked
off this port at 2 o'clock this morning.
Captain Peterson. John Hageman of
Pomoroy, O.. and a sailor, name un
known, who lives in Cleveland, were
drowned. George Wilson was taken from
the rigging of the wreck at 10 o'clock
this morning by the tug Cascade. Wil
son had lashed himself to the rigging and
was unconscious when rescued. When
he revived he said that one man had left
the wreck on a plank. He is supposed to
have been drowned, as nothing has been
seen of him.
A Damaging Drought.
Dunbar, Pa., Oct. 14.—The continued
drought Is having its effect to an alarm
ing degree on the coke workers In the
Connellsville region. If relief does net
soon come a large number of plants will
be obliged toclose down. At many places
the only supply now available Is the wa
ter pumped from the mines.
At Anchor, Atlas and Mahoning works
the coke burned up owing to the lack of
water. The Youghlogheny river and
mountain streams have never been so low
as at present, and work generally Is
greatly handicapped by the water fam
ine. Great fear Is felt from probable
mountain fires, common at this season.
INSPECTING THE SOUTHERN
Railroad Commission and Railroad Officials
Examining the Various Lines—Winter
Rcso(t Near Ocean Springs.
The Alabama railroad commission will
inspect the Southern railway In Alabama
this week, beginning today. This morn
ing they will go to Millport, the last sta
tion in Alabama, on the west end of the
Georgia Pacific division. Tonight they
will return to Birmingham and then go
to Selma tomorrow. From Selma they
will go to Meridian and then to the Geor
gia line over the old East Tennessee, Vir
ginia and Georgia division. It will take
about five days to inspect all of the
Southern lines in this state. Superin
tendent Ross of the Sixth division will
accompany the commission.
A. G. S. Inspection.
General Superintendent W. A. Vaughan
of the Alabama Great Southern, Superin
tendent A. J. Frazer and Division Freight
Agent E. Schryver inspected the Alaba
ma Great Southern between this city and
Chattanooga yesterday. They left Chat
tanooga early yesterday morning and ar
rived here late yesterday afternoon. Tor
day they will go over the branches In and
near this city, after which they will look
over the road from here to Meridian.
They will make stops of from ton minutes
to an hour at each station. Before com
pleting the tour I bey will look thoroughly
into the needs of their patrons all along
the line.
This is the first trip that Mr. Vaughan
and Mr. Schryver have made over the
Alabama Great Southern since assuming
the duties of their offices.
Coast. Bfesort.
Capt. P. Sid Jones, immigration agent
of the Louisville and Nashville returned
from Mississippi yesterday, whither he
went several days ago in ilie interest of
a deal he has on foot with some Chicago
parties. Se\ .ml Chicago gentlemen,
headed by the editor of thr Chicago Rail
way and Immigration News, are negotia
ting for tlie purchase of a Hard of land
near Ocean Springs, wt.ich it is their in
tention to convert into a winter resort.
The deal will probably be closed lliG
week and the property will then be laid
off In ten acre lots.
Trains Late.
Southern and Kansas City, Memphis
and Birmingham trains.ran late yestet
day, the Southern from Atlanta due here
at 12:01. noon, coming in six hours late.
A collision at Temple, Oa., forty-five
miles west of Atlanta, caused the delay.
The Kansas City. Memphis and Bir
mingham from Memphis, due hejn at 2:S0
p. ni., was one hour late, caused by wait
ing for connections at Holly Springs.
ANOTHER RECORD BROKEN.
Not Enough Water Left for Boats to Pty
Their Trade.
St. Lon la. Oct. 14.—The Mississippi river
is at its lowest here In the memory of
the oldest Inhabitant and navigation is
practically suspended. There is barely
sufficient water in the river to enable the
ferry boats to cross between Illinois and
Missouri shores and not enough to per
mit freight and packet steamers to ply
betweeh here and Cairo. But slight hopes
are entertained that navigation will be
resumed this season' and nearly all the
boats have discharged their crews and
are making preparations to tie up for
the winter, _
AT THE NATION’S CAPITAL
A Monster Meeting of Cuban Sympathizers
Will Be Held.
Washington, Oct. 14.-^During the past
week a call has been Justly circulated In
Washington for a masS meeting of those
citizens who sympathize with struggling
Cuba. Over 100 signatures of prominent
citizens. Including university professors,
ex-offlcers of the United States govern
ment and many leading merchants have
been affixed to the call. It Is expected the
meeting will be held on the 31st Instant.
Won’t Strike Yet.
Philadelphia, Oct. 14.—The convention
of miners at Clearfield tomorrow, which
will be composed of miners of central
and northern Pennsylvania, will proba
bly take no deflnite-"ractlon. In a major
ity of cases where fhe delegates have
been elected In the Clearfield and Beech
Creek regions their Instructions from the
miners have been against a suspension
of work at this time. They are In favor
of keeping up the agitation and making
a demand later in the year.
The Independent Tiolcet.
New York, Oct. 14.—The independent
county organization -made the following
nominations today: Alfred Steckler, for
supreme court Judgfe1, Julius Harburger.
county clerk; Alexander Bremer, regis
ter.
A Memphis Fire.
Memphis, Oct. 14.—There was a Are
at Dyersburg last night and the Tucker
block, involving half £ d -‘-n business
houses, ?was destroyed..- The loss is esti
mated at {100,000; Insurance, $60,001
A POWERFUL ALLIANCE
Formed Between the Russian and
French Governments.
TURPIN WANTED IN TURKEY
To Help Fortify the Dardanelles With His Won
derful Explosives.
THE CUBAN REBELLION IS SPREADING
Insurgents Have Appeared in Several Un
expected Quarters and Are Causing
Excitement in Havana—Rebel
lion Spreading Westward.
Haris, Oct. 14.—TheGnulols asserts that
while in Paris Prince Lebanon Rostro
voky, Prussian minister of foreign af
faiis, signed another convention between
Russia and France, pledging Russia to
intervene forcibly against other powers
than those composing the dreibund in
the event of their attacking France. This
practically binds Russia to assist France
against any attacking power whatever.
Forty to Four Hundred.
Madrid, Oct. 14.—The Imparctal's Ha
vana dispatch says forty men of the Val
ladalid battalion fought and defeated 400
rebels at Minas De Alquira Saturday.
Two of the rebels were killed and a num
ber wounded.
The Servian Flag Caused a Riot.
Vienna, Oct. 14.—Emperor Francis
Joseph personally opened the new thea
ter in the town of Oram, Hungary, this
afternoon. The buildings of the town
were gaily decorated and flags were fly
ing everywhere. The populace became
angered at the display of the Servian
flag over the bank and Servian churches
and smashed the doors and windows of
those buildings. The rioters were dis
persed by the gendarmes at the point of
the bayonet.
Mr. Turpin Summoned to Turkey.
Paris, Oct. 14.—The Figaro says that
M. Turpin, the inventor of the explosive
melinite, has been summoned to Con
stantinople, his advice having been asked
by the Turkish government in fortifying
the Dardanelles. This announcement' is
confirmatory of a report of an Interview
with M. Turpin published in La Libre
Parole about three weeks ago, in which
M. Turpin is reported as asserting that
the porte had asked him to apply his new
discovery to the defences of the Darda
nelles.
A German Officer Suicides.
• London, Oct. 14.—Ferdinand Meir. a re
. tired general of the German army, com
mitted suicide on the Thames embank
ment last night bV taking prussic acid.
He had become reduced to beggary
through the failure of Jahez Dalfour’s
Liberator Huilding and Loan company,
in which all of his money was invested.
The Commander Ordered Punished.
Madrid, Oct. 14.—The minister of ma
rine has raided to Havana, ordering the
summary punishment of the commander
of the Spanish dispatch boat Vole Mer
cante, which was recently captured and
plundered by a hand of insurgents while
moored near Santiago de Cuba.
Iron Took a Tumble.
Glasgow. Oct. 14.—Pig iron was press <1
for sale today at 48s 10V4d for Scotch, a
fall of 4 pence. Hematite dropped 8d Vj
penny. The flatness of the market was
due to fears that the Btrike of the Bel
fast ship yard engineers will extend to
the Clyde, In which case orf*r 6000 men
will ije idle.
Twelve Men Drowned.
London, Oct, 14.—A collision resulting
in the loss of twelve lives occurred off
Dugeon. The steamer Kmma, bound
■from Kotterdam for Boness ran into and
sank the French bark Pacifique from
Shields for Valparaiso. The bark foun
dered so quickly after being struck that
she took down her captain, pilot and tro
of her crew. The Emma rescued the oth
ers and landed them at will.
Date Fixed for Reassembling.
Rome, Oct. 14.—The date for the reas
sembling of the Italian chambers has
been previously ilxed for November 20.
The Portuguese Were Defeated.
Bombay, Oct. 14.—The recent defeat of
the Portuguese force by rebels in Goah
had the effect of bringing many weavers
to the ranks of the insurgents, thus en
abling them to plan an attack on San
Quellm. According to advices received
here the Portuguese officials are not dis
playing any great activity In suppress
ing the revolt.
A Bombardment Reported.
Berlin, Oct. 14.—The correspondent of
the Cologne Gazette at Constantinople
telegraphs that Information has been re
ceived there that two British gunboats
have bombarded the town of Seabara.
Arahla, on flic peninsula of Katario. in
the Persian gulf. The cause of tfce bom
bardment Is unknown.
THE INSURRECTION GROWING.
Uprisings Are Reported in Several New
Places—Havana Is Excited.
New York, Oet. 14.—Passengers arriv
ing by the steamer Yumuri from Havana
today say that the rebellion Is spreading
westward. Three bands of insurgents
have appeared in districts which have
hitherto been quiet. One party of 200 men,
half of whom are said to be Spaniards,
rose in the vicinity of Batalino, twenty
live miles from Havana, and the south
ern terminus of the railway which runs
across the island from Havana, Another
party has risen In Melana del de Sur.
It has 300 men, and the third party Is
at Ybarra, the place where the rebellion
first broke out. and where quiet was re
stored last February. In the last party
there were 150 men. The news of these
■ risings have caused some excitement in
Havana. It Is also reported that Max
imo Gomez has left 2500 men in Camag
uey, and with 2000 men is marching to
wards Las Villas.
A SMUGGLING SCANDAL.
Prominent Officials, Saloon Keepors and
Many Others Were Implicated.
St. Johns, N F., Oct. 14.—Astonishing
revelations were made In the smi^ggllng
scandals today. Four prisoners who
wefe brought from Placentia Bay turned
queen’s evidence and revealed all the se
Icrdts of the syndicate whch practically
controlled all the smuggling Into the port
of liquor and tobacco for the past four
years. The scandal is certain to be
among1 the greatest ever exposed here,
and will implicate many prominent offi
cers and nearly every saloon keeper in the
city. The ramifications of the gang are
most extensive, and the work was pur
sued with surprising audacity.
The opposition press maintains that
the financial condition of th*» colony is
alarming, and adduces statistical and
other proofs to show that the govern
ment’s assertion to the contrary are un
reliable.
Another severe storm is raging here
today. __
Burned With Molten Metal.
Pittsburg, Pa.. Oct. 14.—Early this
morning the converter in the Pianks
town Steel works of Jones & Laughlln
burst, throwing the liquid metal in all di
rections. Seven men were severely
burned, three perhaps fatally. Eight
tons of molten metal fell from the over
turned converter, 1hc contents of which
poured into the pit where the men were
at work, unconscious of their danger ami
unable to escape. A list of the injured is
as follows: Squire Watson, aged 63, wid
ower, bur ned all over the body, died th:s
afternoon; John II Burr, aged 24 years,
condition critical, frightfully burned;
William Edwards, aged 44. married, head
and face and right arm terribly burned,
injuries considered fatal. Four others
are badly but not. fatally burned.
In Behalf of Waller.
Chicago, Oct. 14.—John G. Jones of Chi
cago, attorney for John L. Waller, im
prisoned at Marseilles. France, by the
French government, will leave tomorrow
for Washington with a strong petition to
the president requesting him to take im
mediate action in the matter. Among
some of the names on the petition are
Judge E. F. Dunn, Judge Abner Smith,
Judge M. F. Tulley, Judge Jonas Hutch
inson from the circuit and superior
courts of Chicago; Ex-Gov. John M.
Hamilton and Mayor Swift.
The Indiana Bound Out.
Lowes, Del., Oct. 14.—The new battle
ship Indiana passed out the capes at 8
o’clock this morning en route to New
England coast, where she will have her
official trip.
ANOTHER ROOSEVELT,
Police Commissioner Lee Asks the Preachers of
St. Louis to Help Him Close Sa
loons on Sunday.
St. Louis. Oct. 14.—Police Commissioner
Lee sent a letter to the pastors of the
different religious denominations in St.
Louis, which has caused not a little ex
citement and criticism. He asks if they
will uphold him in an heroic effort to en
force the Sunday law In St. Louis on the
lines pursued by Commissioner Roosevelt
in New York. The Sunday law has been
a dead letter in St. Louis since 1857. Not
long ago the chief of police testified be
fore a legislative committee that he does
not make the slightest effort to prevent
the sale of liquor on Sunday.
"I request the saloon keepers to keep
their front doors locked wherever in
gress and egress is possible by a back
way,” he said in his letter to the preach
ers. Commissioner Lee say*i that he is
anxious to identify himself with the law
loving element and to enforce "a decent
and orderly observance of the first day
of the week.”
He concluded: “I believe It would be
enforced as to side door, back door or
front door. I am not a prohibitionist or
a crank, but I have studied the subject
carefully, in a practical way. and I be
lieve great advantages will be derived by
a strict enforcement of the law. T may
fail, but if I undertake the task 1 will not
fail from lack of courage or persistency.”
Nearly all of the ministers have prom
ised the commissioner their zeafous sup;
port, and a hard and bitter light is looked
for.
ENFORCING THE LAW.
Under Democratic Rule Indianapolis Has a
Quiet Sunday.
Indianapolis, Tnd., Oct. 14.—The new
democratic administration kept its word
yesterday by enforcing the laws against
saloon keepers. The patrolmen were in
structed that they should arrest every
saloonkeeper who violated the Nicholson
law. The saloon people evidently be
lieved the new mayor meant what he
said, for no attempts to violate the law
were made.
The police reports indicate one of the
quietest Sundays the city has ever ex
perienced for several months. Police
Superintendent Colbert, says the laws
sh?dl be enforced. _
THREE CARS DITCHED
And. Seventy-Six Passengers Were More or
Less Injured.
Cincinnati, Oct. 14.—A special to the
Post from Elkhorn, W. Va., says: Pas
senger train No. 11, between Bluefleld
and Kenova, on the Norfolk and Western
railway, was wrecked this morning The
baggage and mail car and second-class
coach were thrown from the track and
then ditched.
Seventy-six passengers were in the car
and all more or less Injured.
P. Dilllon, mayor of Pocahontas, Va.,
was badly hurt in the leg.
R. L. Conroy of the Greenbrier Coal
company was badly hurt in the back and
stomach.
F. L. Shaffer, baggage master, was se
verely Injured, but not thought to be se
riously hurt. Baggage fell on him.
All the wounded were taken to Poca
hontas for medical attention. The sec
ond-class car turned upside down In the
wreck.
A broken frog caused the wreck. The
train was delayed five hours on account
of the accident._
THE KING’S DAUGHTERS
Held a Convention in the Woman’s Build
ing at the Exposition.
Atlanta, Oct. 14.—The King's Daughters
held a convention in the woman's build
ing at the exposition today.
Mrs. James Thomas of Macon, state
secretary, made her annual report, show
ing the strength of the organization in
the state. The order has now in hand
the work of establishing a home for in
curables. Mrs. Mary Lowe Dickinson,
general secretary of the King's Daugh
ters: Mrs. William Dickson of Atlanta
and Mrs. Isabella Charles Davis, one of
the original founders of the ordpr. Mrs.
Davis and Mrs. Dickinson were among
the first co-workers of Mrs. Margaret
Bottome.
Mrs. Davis, who is the corresponding
secretary and general manager of the In
ternational Order of King’s Daughters
and Sons, has taken a very active part
in the Women’s congress here since the
exposition epened. She received last
year 30,000 letters. She states that the
order in the south is strong and Is doing
a great work.
Clare Doly Bates Dead.
Chicago, Oct. 14.—Clare Doly Bates, the
well known authoress and writer of chil
dren's stories, died this evening at the
Newberry flats. She had been given up
by the attending physician several days
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A MOST SHOCKING TRAGEDY
One Italian Brains and Cuts the
Throat of Another.
SLAYER GIVES HIMSELF UP
Arid Confesses--Says He Thought He Was a
> Burglar.
THE T ICERS NOT EXACTLY SATISFIED
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Ccrr'a Inquest Begins We&necciay Mom
£—Bloody Scene at the Morgue.
< The Slayer’s Attorney Advises
Jo7 Him Not to Talk.
In the Improvised morgue above the
warden’s office In the city jail an Italian
lay dead yesterday morning.
The body presented a ghastly spectacle.
-An ugly black cut, almost large enough
to permit the insertion of a human hand,
yawned in his throat. There were other
gashes, one on the upper lip, slicing
through the mustache nearly to the teeth,
one behind the ear and one on the fore
head, dumb wltnessses of the awful exe
cution of a savage blade. The dead man’s
name was Uiovannie Sherota. The deed
was committed Sunday night by Frank
Napole, another Italian, who claims that
he killed Sherota through a mistake, be
lieving him to be a burglar or assassin.
Napole keeps a little restaurant adja
cent to the corner building on Second
avenue and Twenty-fourth street. He
says that when he went to retire Sunday
night he was startled by a noise in his
sleeping apartment in the rear of the
restaurant. Seizing an iron bar he
walked in and found a form ill his bed.
He struck the intruder on the head with
the Implement when the occupant of the
couch sprang out on the floor. Then Na
pole says he drew his knife and cut, with)
the above fatal result. Next door, on thei
corner, Frank Canepa, a fellow country
man has a small grocery shop. The
Wounded man was a clerk in Canepa's
place and was well known to Canepa and
Napole. Napole ran to Canepa's store.
It is said, and waking him told him of
the affair, saying at the time that he
feared he had made a frightful mistake.
When the two went back to Napole’s
sleeping room they found Giovanni, the
clerk, weltering in his life blood on the
floor. Word was sent to police headquar
ters and two flying steeds quickly carried
Officers Byars and Walker to the spot.
Napole was arrested and immediately
locked up in, the city prison.
The police are not satisfied with the
account of the killing as given by Napole,
and yesterday morning Frank Canapa.
and his wife were arrested on a charge
of suspicion. Coroner Dusenberry, when
notified of the killing, empaneled a jury,1
who after viewing the body were dis
missed to await the call of the coroner.
The inquest will be held, It Is said,
Wednesday morning.
Canapa’s Story.
Frank Canapa, who is held by the po
lice on suspicion, last night expressed
himself as follows to a State Herald re
"This boy, Glovanna (which Is John in
Itllan) worked for me as my clerk. He
has always been a good worker and
clerk, except he would drink hard now
and then. I paid him $d a week and his
board and washing just the same as if
he had been a member of my family.
Well. Sunday he was drunk again and
went away in the morning. In the after
noon he came back and walked in the
store. My wife and I were standing
there, and he spoke to us, laughing. Wu
could see he was drunk, staggering.
Then he says, 'Frank, you have no water,’
and took the two buckets and went to
till them at the well on Morris avenue.
Two buckets of water are heavy In that
condition to carry, and he bargained with
a negro to fetch them, promising to pay*
the negro 5 cents. The negro brought the
buckets to First avenue and claimed his
hire. When ‘John’ refused the negro
emptied the pails and came on down
past my place with ‘John’ (Giovanni), a
few feet behind him. loudly crying to m<1
in Italian to stop the negro, and I, not
knowing what the trouble was, did stop
him. The negro explained it to me, and
John walked in front of the negro and,
shook his fist in ills face and cursed him
in our native tongue. I made the negro
leave, and John then complained to me
for not fighting the negro. He grew
angry with me and cursed me. I told
him to go to bed, but he continued to
curse, and then I got angry, just as
anybody would, and told him if he did
not leave I would throw him Into the
street and wouldn't care what became
of him. He left and I never saw him
again until he was lying on the floor
with his throat cut.
"After John left I attended to my bus
iness till closing time. That night the
boy, Napole, who has a flsh stand next
to me, and I were sitting in front of my
store talking. I said that It was about
time to (|Uit work, and bid him good
night. That was about ten minutes after
10 o'clock I spent a few minutes looking
about and then retired. In a short tim»,
a very few minutes, I was awakened by
a loud thumping at my front door. I
opened the door leading from my bed
room into the store and called, but no
answer came. Thinking it might be
•John' I called in Italian, but received no
reply. Then I got back in bed. I had
hardly got in it when a loud thumping
came at my window, and I heard Napole
crying Frank, Frank, I went In my room
and thought there was a burglar and I
bit him, and now I am afraid it is John.
I jumped up and we went back together
with lamps. John was tumbling about
in a lot of blood on the floor. ‘My God,’
I said to Napole, ’what have you done?’
I asked him if he couldn't know it was
John, one of his countrymen when he
spoke after he was hit, but Napole said
he did not speak. It is my opinion that
the blow from the Iron dazed him. When
he did1 not speak Napole cut him. I noti
fied the police and you know the rest.”
Napole's attorney, Mr. R M. Allen, ad
vised him not to talk, but his statement
as set out above is substantially what
he has to say regarding the killing.
The knlfe'used was a butcher knife. It
is said, and not a pocket knife.
The active and shrewd office[S, Chief
of Police McDonald and Captain Don
aldson, are leaving nothing undone to
discover anything of a suspicious nature
connected with the killing.
The dead man was about 4S yearn of
age, and had been In Canapa's employ
for a number of years. He had no rela
tives In the city. Napole, his slayer, Is
a youth about 20 years old. He leased
the stand on TVventy-fourth street from
Canapa, and had been there about two
weeks only, though he has been in the
city some th.ie. . , .

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