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Assassin the Son of a Man
Put to Death by Order
of the President.
Enemies of the Government of
Santo Dominso Striving to
Cause -a Revolution.
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K-n.'i. Copyrig&ted ISS9, b> Jirt:-?s O.r
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PORTO PLATA, via Hayti, July 2T —
According to all information obtain
able at the present time the assassina
tion of Presidenr*Heureaux was due ze'
personal animosities. The assassin
seems to have seized t'r.r occasion of
some political ferment connected with
the financial crisis which has arisen
in Santo Domingo over the redemption
of paper currency.
An Insurrection was feared, owing to
the number of malcontents, and Presi
d-r.t Heureaui went to the north and
west >i the island to prepare for ail
•=veri:<jalitie~. In the province of Cibao,
at Moca. h- visited Jacob Lara, at
tended by only six persons. Ke was
about to leave Moca for Santiago de
las Caballeros when he was killed.
Booted and spurred ready to mount his
.orse. he sat under the feallery of a
h i-use '-" the Rue Colon talking with
-.a friends at 4 -.SO o'clock in the after
noon, when an old man approached to
ask tor alms.
Just as the President gave the old
man some money Ramon Caceres. the
assassin, rushed forward quickly and
fired twice from his revolver. One bul
let struck the 'heart of the President,
killing him instantly, and the second
bullet killed the old man by his side.
The crime was committed so rapidly
that the friends of the President were
not able to interfere in time to prevent
it. but they fired a number t_-f shots at
Caceres. who ran away, accompanied
by several persons. The assassin's party
returned the tire of the President's
friends and Caeeres escaped. It is not
known "whether he was wounded or r.ot.
The authorities immediately ser.t troops
to pursue him.
The body of President Heureaux was
taken to the hcuse of the Governor of
Moca and afterward to Santiago <ie las i
Cabail^ros. attended by a Government
e=oort -n?!*l members of "h* hi**? F¥esf- [
<l*nt"s Tamily.
The President's widow requested that
the remains should be transported by
railway to Porto Plata and from there
to Santo Domingo by sea. but the Gov
ernor of Santiago feared disorder if the
body should be removed from th°re by
On arrival at Santiago thr- body was
taken tothe cathedral, and the Her
ald's special correspondent at Fort r>>
France states that, the Governor in
t" irmed Mme. Heureaux that the inter
ment would take place in that city on
account of the decomposition of the j
body! The true cause of the decision,
the correspotider.t adds, is that the au- I
thoritfes feared that the carriage of the
r-rna:r.= across toe island would pro-;
■■ ■ '-:- dis lrder.
The companions of Caceres when '
PT«rSid-nt Heureaux - .vas f killed were:
Juan Pichardo and Hcracio Vasquez. :
The- last named i? a brother of a deputy
in Parliament, and all three were im
portant personage? in the locality. The
father cf Caceres. the assassin, was put
to death by order of President Keu
reaax in ISS4.
The news of the President.'? death
spread rapidly and caused much emo- ,
tiort among the inhabitants of tr.r isl
• ; The sJtnation i= "critical, as the er.e
mies of the Government are trying to
disturb the peace and. a panic was;
caused by the assassination. The new \
President will continue the plan of :
..xtijthdrawing paper money.
•'• It is said that one Juan Isidore Jim- ;
-enez. .who took part in the attempted '•
•insurrection of June. i^*. is a candi
date fcr the Presidency.
I*, is r<=P>3rtC'd that < J^r.-raJ Maximo
Gomez, former President o* the Cuban
' ir.surrectior.ist?. v.ho is a native of
Santo Domingo, also aspires tv the
Vice- President de Figuereo at once
took precautions to prevent disorder
ar.d issued orders to the troops to that
*-rA. but up to the present all is quiet.
NEW YORK. July 27.— A Washing
ton special to the Jtnirnal says: The
cruis-er Brooklyn or some «ther large
warship will be sent to Santo Domini
can waters to protect American lives
and property. The assassination of
President Heureaiix and the probability
(■' disturbances there have revived in
c-nlcia! circles the advisability of an
nexing the country to th^ United States
r.s a humanitarian and necessary po
litical move.
The public <~>fct of the country is
held in New York and a United States
syndicate has entire- control of the na
tional finances, managing the custom
houses and Government railways. It
:s understood this syndicate; which is j
• ailed the Sar.to Dtkningo Improvement i
<>rr.pany. has already urged the neces- |
slty «-f interference by the ("nited j
Ststes. Tht reasons advanced in sup-, j
}<ort of the necessity for annexation j
are as follows: The geosraphu-ai Joea- j
tion "f Santo Dominsc. as p»:-inted out i
by General Grant thirty years ago.
pots it in command c-f the entrance 10 j
the Caribbean Sea. with Porto Rico on j
the outlying flank.
•If Cuba is given her independence the i
acquisition of Santo Dcmingo will re- !
store to the United States the military |
advantiCes she gives up" by the sur
render, of Cuba. There is a strong feel- j
ing in that country in favor of itnnexa- \
tion. Revolutions can only be pre- •
verted by the Interference of a strong :
power like tbe United States.
The Government of Santo Doming)
voluntarily sought annexation to thLs
country fn iv£s. President Grant j
strongly urged it. I
The San Francisco Call.
Reported Resignation of Two
Members of France's Su
preme Council
Nationalists Fur en and Dreyfas
ites Jubilant Over the Removal
of De Negrier.
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Hml-i. Copyrighted. VSSi, by Jnr.* s Gor
♦■ ♦
♦ PARIS, July 27.— -Generals Ja- ♦
♦ Mont ar.d Herve. members of the ♦
♦ Supreme Council of War. were ♦
♦■ to-day reported to have resigned ♦
. ♦ out of sympathy for General de ♦
♦ Nr£r:-r. who was removed from ♦
■*■ the Supreme Council of War on ♦
♦ Wednesday. This report created ♦
♦ a great deal of excitement, as it ♦
♦ would have been almost revolu- ♦
♦ tkmary in officers such as they ♦
♦• to pursue the cou.se indicated. ♦
-*■ The Prime Minister. M. Wai- ♦
♦ Dick- Rousseau, ordered that ♦
♦ strenuous efforts be made to ♦
1 ♦ unearth the fabricator of the 4
♦ story. ♦
♦ ♦
PARIS. Juiy ?7.— Genera! de Galli
fet is adding- to his reputation as
a great executioner. His vigor
ous action with regard to Gen
exai de Xegrier has m^ade a sen
sation. The Nationalists are furious.
while the Dreyfusites are jubilant, it
i appears, according to the Matin, that
General de Gallifet had been informed
that a colonel of a regiment in garrison
at Dijon had spoken before the assem
■ bled officers in a manner neither srex!
j for discipline nor flattering to the Gov-
The Minister cf War immediately'
, summoned this officer to Paris and
said to him:
"I am told that you have eix^en in
■ structions to your men incompatible
'< with discipline. Is it true?"
"Yes. general."'
"Well, you have committed a grave
"I obeyed my orders, general," an
swered the cr>ion«?L
"WJio ortjemsd t**u *»> siwsk In <he '
way you dtdT"
"Ger.erul de 'S^sri.T." vras the an- :
The colonel was sent back to Dijon,
and General de Xezrier received a sum
mons to call and see General de Galli
fet at the Ministry of "War.
As soon as General de Negrier arriv- j
cd. General de Gallifet. with his cus-
I tomary bluntness. ?aid: '-You have sent
j a communication .to the officers of the ;
Eighth Army Corps that is inadmis- ;
sible. as well . - being a serious act
against discipline. Here is the text, j
furnished me by the colonel who re- •
ceived it from you. Do you acknowl- i
edge its authenticity""
General de Negrrier disputed certain
passages of the document, written down
from memory by the colonel and read
aloud by General de Galiifet.
"Very well." said the Minister of War.
in reply to De Nesrier's contention, i
"give me the exact text of your order '
of the day."
"I have not gr>z it with me," replied
General de Negrier. "but the general of |
the Eighth Army Corps has it. You j
have only to demand it from him."
"Not at all/ replied General de Galli- :
fet. abruptly. "This is a secret matter.
I don't intend that other people shall j
be set talking abcut it. Take the train j
to-night and go fetch the document."
General de Negrier at once started
off, but as he had not returned in forty
eight hours. General de Gallifet sent j
him a dispatch to quicken his move- i
rcents. When the text was compared i
with the one the colonel had transmit- [
ted to De Gallifet th-=re was found ex- |
ceedihgly little difference in them, so I
General de Negrier's case was prompt- j
iy submitted to the Council of Minis- :
ters. and as promptly dealt with by the j
dismissal of the offending general. The j
only regret felt is that his brilliant rec- ;
ord should have been overshadowed at
its end fey such an indefensible act.
Houses Are Destroyed and Many
People Lose Their
VICTORIA; B. C. July 27.— The Kinshu
Maru arrived to-day after a record
breaking trip from China. The officers
of the ship report the plaeue almost
stamped out so far as the ships are con
A t?rrible hurricane swept th° Japanese
coast from the sth to the nth of JnJjr.
In Ushijimamura; Oye district. TokushJ
ma prefecture, seventy house* w»r*
wssbed away, fifty persons wer-i killed
and thirty art? missir.i?.
In Saijo Mura. Itano district, over forty
houses were demolished and many peo
ple are missing. At Aiga Mura." Kita
muro district. Miyo prefecture, a. .land
slide occurred on the niicht of the I9th
owing M th* heavy rain. Five houses
were crushed under the ri<?brts and
•w^nty-^ieht person? r.?re either kilted
or injured. Railway traffic east of Ya
oagii on the San;-') Railway i? stiH ln
texrupted^ln eonsejinecce of the damage
done to the track.
Enjoyed a Quie: Day Tramping
Around. Alone.
PLATTSBURG. N. V.. July 27.—Presi
dent and Mrs. McKlntPy spent their first
day at Hotel Champlain rery.* quietly.
After their arrival this- morning the Pres
ident took a long walk, throusrh the :>ark
surrounding" the hotel. Ho was alone.
In tn>? afternoon he rr«ok another long
walk. He keenly enjoys the bracing air
of the Adirondack.- and s*=~m:> to r«e much
relieved to pet away from the cares and
worries of Washington. Mrs. SicKhiley
r^main^i in ber apartments all day •■►-st
ing arid enjoying th«» beautiful view of
lake ami mountain Ecenery.
In a Sharp. Running Fight
American Troops Gain
Swift Victory.
Large Force of Aguinaldo's Fol
lowers Suffer i Most Crash
ing Defeat.
Special Dispaich to Tie Ca'.!.
Ml 2?.— General Hall
drove General Malabar's gar
rison of 300 Filipinos out of
Calamba Wednesday afternoon.
after a sharp running fight.
breaking the north and south line of
communication of the insurgents of
Southern Luzon. The expedition was
under tl^c supervision of General Law
Four hundred Washington troops, un.
d*r Major Wetzenberger. and Hamil
ton's mountain battery left Pasig at 3
o'clock in the morning, and at Talim
Island in Lasuna de Bai joined Cap
tain Eltenhead with 450 men of the
Twenty-first Infant 150 men of the |
Fourth Cavalry and the army gunboats
Napidan and Oeste.
At 1 o'clock in the afternoon the gun
beats, concealed by Talim Island,
headed southwest, deceiving the Ca
iambans into believing they were in
tending to attack Santa Cruz. Sud
denly, however, they ran the cavalry
and men of the Twenty-first Infantry
ashore a mile north of Calamba. A
twelve-foot rise of the lake had flooded
the insurgents' trenches, hence there
■■va= r. y opposition on the part of the
enemy until the cavalry were swim
ming th^ river. The insurgents then
fired volleys at the Americans!
Captain McGrath and Lieutenants
Bates and Swan secured a casco, on
which they ferried more cavalrymen.
across the river.' The cavairy then aa
vanced upc-n the town, while a de
tachment of the Twenty-first plowed
through the marshes and circled the
foothills to the west, renting the
retreat of th* 2 enemy on three sid»s.
They then swung to the southeast,
flanking the enemy, who retired Ir.to
the town, whence, after some fighting
in the streets, they escaped south to
Santo Torrias.
The Washington troop* under cover
of the Napidan's six-pounders, landed
in the water neck deep ar.d got stuck
in the marshes to the south. Conse
quently they were unable to co-operate
with ihf other troops and failed t</ pre
vent the escape of the enemy In that
direction, •- was the task assigned
to them.
A "
. with them t
.■ ■ ■
A body of rebels returned to-day an-i
attacked the American outposts to the
south of town, but were soon driven off
by detachments of — Twenty-first and
Washington regiments.
Unofficial reports place the American
loss in Wednesday's fight at four killed
or rnis?ing and twelve wounded.
General Lawton, wife and son. and
Professor Worcester were interested
witnesses of the fiarht from a launch
and were under fire. The expedition
was a complete surprise to the enemy.
Had not the Washington troops failed
to get through the marshes to the south
of town most of the rebels would have
been captured. The movement of the
Washington* was intended to seize the
road leading to Santo Tomas. but ...
v.-a? more* water in the marshes than
had been suppled and the Washing:-
tons were unable to cut off the rebel
To-day Genera! Lawtcn. on board the
Napidan. visited L<->= Banos to the
south of. Calamba. He found there a
deserted Spanish hospital for rheu
matics, with hot ring and marble
baths, which he recommends to the
use of the army. Professor Worcester
of the American, commission accom
panied General Lawton and congratu
lated him on his discovery- Professor
Worcester remains ii Calamba. which
ha« over 10,000 population; holding: con
---.-- with the principal inhabitants
and explaining to them the intentions
of the United States toward the Fili
Lieutenant Larson, commanding the
Napidan, discovered and seized the
Otalora, the only insurgent g-unboat re
mainine on the lake. She was hid in
an inlet near Calamba. concealed by
fish traps and covered with bamboos.
Her guns had been removed, but other
wise she was in good condition.
" SEW YORK. July 27.— A Journal spe
cial from "Washington says: The court
martial of Genera! E. S. Otis If mooted.
The War Department is in receipt by
the last mail from Manila of documents
extremely damazi:. - to the «:overnor
general of the Philippines. Adjutant
General Corbin refuses to make them
The documents in question are conies
"of. dispatches exchanged between Gen
eral Otis and the commanding officers
PARIS. July 27. — M. Jean Hess, the French explorer
and writer on colonial subjects, after passing- three weeks at
Manila, rite* a long letter dated Hongkong. June 20, which
the Figaro publishes this morning.
In regard to American prospects M. Hess says thai un
less there is some extraordinary and improbable event, such
as the treason of some Filipino chief, tempted by a big bribe.
the Americans will need in order to make progress much
time, very- much money and great quantities oi men. The
more they progress the great will be the difficulties they
will meet with.
M. Hess says the idea of independence is in the heart of
the Filipino race and will only L>e destroyed by clt^troymg.
the race.
of the firing line. Corbin recently gay*
out Wheatbn's report, but realizing the
gravity of the material now <_>r. his
desk, is doing some press censoring in
the interest of Otis.
Among the officers whose reports are
being suppressed are. it is understood.
Generals Lawton and Mac Arthur.
Ovenshine. Hale and Hall have not
been heard from.
It may be stated that thf suppressed
reports constitute; in the opinion of
army officers, ground for court-martial
or. the score of inefficiency. The charges
that can be formulated against General
Otis are:
1. That he issued conflicting orders.
■ 2. That he left a body of American
troops in vital danger by ordering that
body to retreat.
3. That in Manila, for several months
before fighting began, he failed to ex
plore the country beyond a radiU3 of
ten miles from Manila.
L That he w-as in totat ignorance of
the topography of the country in which
he was fighting, despite time and op
p<Ttunities to learn it.
5. That purposeless orders caused
confusion to the quartermaster and
commissary departments and resulted
in suffering and in some instances
death to soldiers starvation.
The te!esrams prove that Lawton on
at least two occasions was left to shift
far himself in a precarious position as
a result of a revocation of orders is
sued originally to Mac Arthur. -who was
first instructed to support Lawton and
then was told to retreat or change his
base, with the effect of a retreat.
VICTORIA. B. C-. July ?'.-Among [
the passengers on the Rio Jun Maru ;
was Dr. W. D. Eastlake. He has been
introducing trolley systems into Tokio j
and cities of Japan. The doctor brings
interesting news from Manila. At To- |
koharr.a he conversed with a number ;
of men fresh from the Otis campaign.
Two days before the Rio Jun jailed the
Boston arrived on her way to San ;
Francisco. The transport Hancock '
reached the Japanese port at the same ',
time with 900 homeward bound Utah
men, and shortly afterward the hos
pita] ship Relief came in. She left on ;
the iGth for San Francisco with 300 |
Kansas men on board in various stages i
of sickness- The doctor says the Re- j
lief is a three-decked scow vessel suit- j
able only for river travel, unsatisfac- I
tori' and uncomfortable.
Two or three cases on board the Re- j
lief are of special interest. One is that \
of Captain Bradley of the Tenth Kan- ;
sas, who is going home with a bullet;
back of his heart. He hopes to re
cover, but Eastlake says he is doomed j
and will probably die before he reaches
San Francisco. Speaking of the cam
paign Captain Bradley eulogizes Otis, i
and says the cooln«ss and bravery of i
even raw recruits under galling fire ■
v.ere admirable. Notwithstanding the
tact that the .American troops ... j
posed to be better armed, the Filipinos t
seem to always get the range first, and i
the Americans are forced to rush sev- j
era! hundred yards before getting !
wir'ain striking distance.
A sensational feature is given to th j
situation by. the recently discovered i
explanaticn of this. As the nature of |
the wounds received by the Americans *
J showed that the rebels had a deadly
• weapon of exceedingly long range, in
■ vestigation was made which showed
that a Japanese firm had supplied the
; Filipinos with the long-carrying Mv
! rata, rirle, against which Krag-Jorgen
' sens are ineffectual.
The Muratas were sent from Tokio
I with a secret filibustering expedition.
; which successfully landed the arms on
j a small coasting steamer early in the
* campaign.
Committee Found Crooked Work in
the Recount On Constitutional
OMAHA. July 27.— At the last session
of the Nebraska Legislature a commit
tee of three was appointed by the Sen
ate to Investigate certain charges rela
tive to aliened irregularities in the re
count of ballots on a constitutional
amendment relating to increasing the
number of Judges of the Supreme
Court as wet! as other matters in con
nection with the official conduct of cer
tain State officers. The report of the
committee was completed in this city
to-day "and forwarded to the Governor.
The report embodies the history of the
investigation, substantially as it was
published while the committee was in
session, and concludes with a dignified
appeal to the Governor to do his duty
and punish the parties whose guilt is
The committee declares that charges
of fraud in connection with the re
; count of the constitutional amendments
: has been sustained by the most con
clusive evidence, as well as by the ap
pearance of the ballots themselves.
It finds that ex-Governor Holcomb
has misappropriated at least STT3 of the
amount drawn by him on account of
house rent during his term of office and
recommends that the Attorney General
be instructed to take the necessary
steps to recover the amount and return
it to the treasury.
Keported That Many Lives Were Lost
by the Sinking 1 c: the
BERLIN. July 27.— A - — is published
here to the effect that the steamers Kor
irilic and Dirnitri collided on the Volsa.
River near Nijrif Novgorod. Russia. an..l
that the Dimil sank, causing the loss of
115 lives.
No date is given and the story resembles
one that was printed some time agro.
Long Leave of Absence and Other
Favors Await Them.
WASHINGTON. July ST.— I was told at
the Navy Department to-day that all the
officers' on board the O!ym. upon their
return to the United States, would be i
eiven from throe to four months" leave.
and as far as possible their preference for
shore duty would be complied with.
Admiral Dewey has already been in
formed that any assignment he desires
awaits htm.
George Ladd Bead.
NEW YOP.K. July 27.— George Ladd. a
diamond expert and jeweler, is dead at
his han;e in this, city, aged 5T years. He
went to California in V&) and remained
there ten years.

■. H. Harrington Dead.
CAIRO.- July .7 -N. R- Harrington, a |
raenjber of the American Fish Commis- j
sion. died a: Atabara of typhoid 'ever!
while en route tc the Blue Nile. I
Wardner Rioter Sentenced
to Seventeen Years in
END of~hrst case;
Result Means That Many Others ; '
of the Alleged Conspirators
Will Be Prosecuted.
Specia Dispatrh to The Call.
WALLA- July 27.— Paul Corcoran j
was to-day found guilty of the murder
of James Cheyr.e. who died as the \
result of gunshot wounds the day the j
Bunker Hill and Sullivan ' mill was |
blown up at Wardner.
The jury was out about thirteen
boons and returned its verdict a few I
minutes after 10 o'clock morning-.
This afternoon Judge Stewart sen
tenced Corcoran to seventeen years' im- I
prisonment at hard labor in the Idaho >
penitentiary. The court then adjourn- i
ed until September.
Shortly after & o'clock last night '■
Judge Stewart, completed his charge
and the jury filed out. As the hours
went past and no report came from th,e
jury-room, the belief grew stronger
that no verdict could be reached: that
the jury must disagree, and. indeed,
had one man possessed a firmer will •.
there is no telling how/long the verdict |
would have been withheld.
Never for one moment did Corcoran
| have a chance of going free. Within
: twenty minutes after the jury filed out
lof the courtroom last night .- is said
' eleven men had agreed upon the ver- J
[ diet of "murder in the second degree." \
Only or.? held out. He insisted that the
j crime was murder in the first degree.
I Hour after hour he withstood the ar- j
guments of his comrades. Not until
daylight was dawning did he waver, !
and a* iast all agreed upon the verdict >
i of murder in the second degree, the l
penalty for which is from ten years to ■
, life imprisonment.
It was not without careful delibera- f
! tion that Corcoran was chosen by the I
! State as the first man of all the huh- <
dreds in the Wardner bull en to be
tried for the crimes of the mob. From '
the first he was recognized as a ieadtr 1
! in the councils of the men "who incited ;
I the riots. He " a as 'financial '+ |
• of the Burke Union and a delegate to j
I the Central Union. It was belle that j
'he was directly responsible for the I
: sending: of a large number of the noters |
■ from Burke on that day. Witnesses i
! brought before the Coroner's jury j
■ swore that they had seen him on the j
i train with the rioters to Kellogg, i
\ and others swore that he had been seen i
\ with that particular section of the mob !
I from which the shot was fired that kill- I
ed James Cheyne.
The trial began three weeks ago and j
, has been bitterly contested. Both sides '
; employed the ablest lawyers that could f
be engaged. Not one point was lost. |
The State did nc< claim that it was i
Corcoran's hand that fired the fatal j"
j shot, but it rested its entire case upon j
the evidence that he had been a leader I
| in plotting the riot and that he was [
I with the band of men by whom the I
• murder was committed.
The defense denied that Corcoran was |
I with the mob. attacked the character j
lof the State's witnesses, declared the j
'■ State was resolved to override every
\ right of union men and punish all of
| them for the crime of a single member
of the mob.
The verdict, while not unexpected.
; has created great excitement here. Had
!an acquittal resulted it is generally
I known the prosecution would have dis
j missed nearly all the other cases. Now
i it is likely all will be pressed and trials
I will begin in September, to iast many
j months.
George Crad I and John Asman.
; indicted jointly with Corcoran for the i
I murder of Schmidt and James Cheyne, i
j were taken to court to-day and their j
> trials set for September 4. when the •
S regular fall term of court begins.
The Congressional- Industrial Com- ;
| mission spent considerable time to-day j
j with Manager Burbidge of the Bunker i
• Hiil Company securing from him the i
' anti-union opinion in the Coeur d'Alene j
troubles. Senator Lee Mantle, a mem
ber of the commission, arrived yester- |
| day and will remain during the session t
cf the commission.
The crime for which Paul Corcoran '
was to-day found guilty and sentenced ;
i to seventeen years in the penitentiary
| was committed at Ware on April 29 [
I last, when a mob of 1000 miners cap- {
' tured a Northern Pacific train here and
1 rode to Wardner and blew up the Bun- ■
ker Hill and Sullivan concentrator with
■ dynamite. During the riot hundreds of
; shots were fired and two men. Smith
i and Cheyne. were killed. The trouble :
1 was of long standing and grew out Of
the refusal of the Bunker Hill and Sal
i livan Company to recognize the miners'
\ union. The miners' union demanded
[ that all non-union men be discharged
I by the Bunker Hill Company and that \
only union men be employed. The com
' pany declined to accede to the demand
and" the result was its concentrator a:
Wardner. valued at a Quarter of a rnil
[ lion dollars, was blown up with dyna
i mite. About. 300 miners are now under
' arrest, charged "with riot, conspiracy, ■<
t murder, stopping a mail train and other
i crimes. The trials win not occur until
the next term of court in September.
Centenary Committee Takes Formal |
Action in Dublin.
DUBLIN. July -7 — A meeting convened I
by the Lord Mayor was held at the Man- (
sfon Hous«- to-day to inaugurate a fund .
for the erection of I statue of Charles
Stewart Paraell. The members of the
ninety-eizhth centenary committee op
posed the erection of a statue as mop- ■
portune and likely to ... the pian3
for the Wolf Tone memorial. After a
ftormy session resolutions in favor of the !
Parceil statue were adopt»<L
Three Elders Taken Prison
ers by a Band of Fifty
Masked Men.
The Mormons Had Been Driven Out
of Two Towns m Jasper County.
Early in the Week,
Social Dispatch to Tte Cail.
ATLANTA, July 27.— The Constitu
tion has received a special from i:s
Covington (Ga.) correspondent ■which
says that a mob of fifty masked men
made away with three Mormon eiders
who have been proselyting in Jasper
The story is to the effect that three
elders visited the ht-me of William
Cunnard. near Xewton Factory. Jas
per County, yesterday and endeavored
to persuade Mrs. Cunnard to join the
church. While :hey were at the Cun
nard house fifty men. masked and on.
horseback, came up and asked the
elders to accompany them.
They refused to do so. and while they
were parleying: Mr. Cunnard cured a
rifle and aided the mob in taking the
elders. Several shots were exchanged.
In the excitement Mrs. Cunnard had
her jaw shattered.
The mob finally secured the elders
and v rode off with them. Nothing has
been seen of them since. The Mormons
were driven out of two towns in Jas
per County eariy in the week.
Physician Declares the Parents of
Sick. Children Did Hot Follow
STOCKTON. July 27.— Martin Laurit
zen lives with hi? family eighteen miles
southwest of Los Banos. Last week
his four children each had an attack of
whooping couch, and on Monday Lav»
ritzen went to Los Banos to see Dr.
Wade. The medicine prescribed by Dr.
Wade was administered on Tuesday
and shortly thereafter two of the chil
dren died, the deaths occurrinz within
an hour of each other. The children
, were Minnie, aged IC<- 3Bd._Clara, aged
Dr. "Wade says he rave careful direc
tions as to how the medicine should
be administered and expressly stated
that it was to be given only durtns
paroxysms of couching. As whoopinz.
couch must run its course of six or
seven weeks, the medicine was not in
tended as a curative, but as a relief tor
the children.
It <=eems however, that the directions
upon the bottle read: -One teaspoonful
every hour if required." The quantity
gone out of the bottle indicated that
the medicine was given with more fre
quency than the physician intended.
This, briefly told, is me doctors ver
sion of the sad affair, but the people
around Los Banos are not sansned
with the explanation and are strenu
ously insisting that additional licht b«
thrown upon the matter.
On Monday Dr. F. E. Lilly and Dr.
C. K. Cast went to Los Banos to hold
ai inquest. The bodies cf the children
were yesterday exhumed and viewed
by the jury- Th * stomachs were re
moved and" will be sent to San Fran
cisco for a thorough chemical analysis
by experts.
The verdict of the Coroners jury
wili be withheld tiU the report of the
experts is received, and upon it will
largely depend whether or not criminal
charees aYe to be preferred against Dr.
Wade. Public sentiment is much- di
vided as to the necessity of these un
usual proceedings, as Dr. Wade's stand
«nsr in th* community has never before
been called into question.
Refers it to a Commission of Five to
Devise a Satisfactory Set
tlement*. ;
PRETORIA. July 27.-Tfce Raad has re
ferred the dynamite .question to a corn
mW: on of five members for examination
in conjunction with the Government with
a view to finding a satisfactory settle
ment. ,»
LONDON, July 27-— ln the course of a
speech at a Conservative luncheon this
afternoon A. J- Balfour. First Lord of the
Trea^urv and Government leader Id the
Ho"« of Commons, in discussing the
TrarSvaai situation said that if the Gov
e-Tmeit's endless patience and endless de
idre to prevent matters comin? to a cnsis.
I' all the resources of diplomacy were
i£ff Actual to untie the knot, other means
£:;: ,-Vievitably be found to loosen it.
Mr'Baifourl however, said he took a
Tior^' -ar.~aine view of the situation. He
?nde"rstooa the Transvaal was prepared to
erant seme substantial redress, although
oSfe inadeauate arcordins to Grgt
Bntain-s standard. It was mamfetl>
im^visible. Mr. Balfour said, that ure-ai
Britain should 'lercnanectty subrost to
free-bom Enelishmen bein? treated as of
an inferior race. While he did net ta»o
a desoatrin? Tlew of the situation U
would' be folly to pretend that all the d:.
ficulties had been sqived or to prnciaim a
peace which was not yet assured.
She Had a Grade- Against Her
Father and Her Step-
CARMI, 111.. July 27.-\Yalt-r 5. War
then his wife, son and married daughter
and a neighbor. Barry Carter, were poi
soned Tuesday noon. Mrs. Warthen was
taken til during dinner and the others im
mediately after. Physicians were sum
moned and found their patients lying
upon the floor of the room in every con
ceivable position- They found evidence-?
of arsenical poison and worked all nisht-
On Wednesday Floyd W art hen a ia.l
!of 1* years. grew worse and died that
' rizht * Sheriff Aekermar. to-day sum
•idnej Warth«*s dau?h:er. Mrs. Ivy
C'abtree. and elicited from her a confes
sion that she had put Rough on Rats in
the coffee and eabbase served at dinner.
•sfte seemed sorry over the death of her
brother, sayinz she did not mean to harm
blm but showed no fe*»ttnK but ansrer In
reotaklns of her father and stepmother.

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