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OLTJME W Mr if:: TURKS AND DRAWING I?-4 ef-'.yS J1r •i FT i£K gsf i** J.ATTER ARE MOBILIZING SOL- 1%, DIERS ON FRONTIER TO AWAIT ENEMY,- FOWERS ARE NEUTRAL Russia and Austria to Hold Both Na tions Responsible for Acts and Other :i Countries Will Probably Do Same— Cotton Cables That Beirut is Quiet. Paris, Sept. 14. The for eign office advices from Bui garia show the situation is growing more serious owing to the reports that the Turkish troops are slowly nearing the border. If the advance continues there will he a general mobilization of the Bulgarian forces preparatory to meeting eventualities. Attitude of the Powers. The Russo-Austrian note to the pow ers has been received here and is now under consideration. It sets forth in the event of hostilities between Turkey and Bulgaria, Russia and Austria will not give support to eitner of the par ties, but will hold each of them to strict accountability for their actions. It is expected that France will adhere to the Russo-Austrian attitude. Make War on Sheep. Berlin, Sept. 14.—A dispatch to the Frankfort Zeitung from Sofia says Turkish troops have raided the Bulgar ian frontier near Telcendsche, driven off three herds of sheep. The dispatch add3 that the Turkish soldiers at Kirk-Kilisseh in the Turkish treasury fired on the French consulate, break ing the windows. Capture Women and Girls. A Turkish party bivouacking near Giohtepe had with them twenty Bul garian women and girls. Five' hun dred fugitive women and children •T have arrived at Tekendsche. s' "k U?. aw Beirut is Quiet Washington, D. C., Sept. 14.— The navy department today posted the fol lowing bulletin: "Admiral Cotton tele graphs from Beirut under the date of September 12 that he exchanged very satisfactory visits with the governor general. The governor general has per sonal charge of the vice consul case. Police Chief Deposed. The chief of police has been deposed and twenty-eight persons, including the principals in the disturbances o£ last Sunday have been arrested. Beirut Is quiet. The administration of the Bew governor general inspires confi dence. The former governor general left for Constantinople, September 12. Russian Papers Plan. St. Petersburg, Sept. 14:—The Nov oevreeye today demands active inter vention in Macedonia and proposes as a solution of the difficulties the attach ing of officers of the foreign powers to all Turkish representative expeditions •with authority to prevent unnecessary cruelties. The New Vali of Beirut. Beirut, Sept. 14.'—It is reported that Kiazim Bey, governor of Palestine, will succeed Resliid Pasha as vali of Beir ut, relieving Nazim Pasha, vali of Sy ria, who is now acting vali of Beirut. ASKS $1,000 FOR SCALDING. Officer Turns Steam Hose on Prisoner Who Sues for Damages. Iowa Falls, Sept. 14.—Because an officer of the law sought to subdue an unruly prisoner by turning the steam hose on him, R. M. Hendrics, who is an attache of a street carnival com pany that has been playing in various cities in the northwest, seeks dam '.ages in the courts. He says he was badly burned. Hendrics was drank when he fell into the hands of the po licemen and grew abusive. As noth ing else would have any effect on him the police brought him to time with the steam hose. Hendrics sues for $1, 000. REFUSED TO PITCH ON SUNDAY. Preacher Earns Money for His $ Church by' Playing Ball. Memphis, Tenn.', Sept. 14.—The hall fligame Sunday between Memphis and Biimingham disclosed the fact that the latter club has a preacher on its wlist who declined to play Sunday ball. Ed Crahill of Pennsylvania, whose fi father is also a minister, studiously avoided the park. Crahill is a plt/ch er of considerable skill, and by follpw lng the game during the summer eaves up money enough to keep his -email Baptist church going tlirough the winter. YATES WAS SCARED. llllonis .Governor's Domicile Struck by Lightning Sunday. Springfield, 111., Sept. 14.—The top of the massive pprch at the front of the executive mansion was struck by lightning about 4:30 o'clock /Sunday afternoon.during a storm. Two great balls of fire seemed to fall from the porch. Governor .Yates thought 'the porch had caught fire and telephoned for the fire department but the fi're men found no blaze. The lightnling was described as the most terrifying •ver witnessed here. ARMS ftCES CLOSER ANOTHER PLOT. Servian Officers Arrested At Kraguye. vits for Intrigue. London, Sept. 14.—A special from the Bulgarian frontier reports that another Servian military plot has been discovered at Kraguye vits, fifty-nine miles from Belgrade.» Several more officers are arrested.* WRECK AT SEYMOUR TENDER AND THREE CARS IN ROCK ISLAND PASSENGER TRAIN ARE LITCHED. Train Was Twenty-five Minutes Late And Was Nearly to Seymour When Accident Occurred—Caused by Rails Spreading—Traffic Delayed Seymour, Sept. 14.—(Special.)— Passenger train No. 12, east bound, on the Rock Island, due here at 11:55 p. m., and running twenty-five min utes late, was ditched three miles west of this city Saturday night. Tl»o tender, baggage car, mail car, and smoker all went into the ditch. No one was hurt except the colored por ter, who wp.s bruised slightly, but not seriously. The wreck was caused by spreading rails. The engine did not leave the track, although one rail was turned on its side under the engine. No trains passed over the road until about 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon. TRAIN RUNS DOWN AN ENGINE. Engineer is Killed in Collision at Buda, III. Neponset, 111., Sept. 14.—The Bur lington through passenger train No. 2 chashed into an' engine on the main track at Buda, at 5 o'clock Sunday morning. Engineer Carroll of Gales burg, was killed. The, fireman and brakeman jumped. Passenger Engi neer Sauter of Burlington was cut about the" face. The passengers were unhurt. [Burlington passenger No. 2 through Ottumwa at 11:40 p. m.- goes -Ed.] FIRE AT MARATHON. Several Buildings Consumed—Light ning Causes Blaze. Marathon, Sept. 14.—Fire caused by lightning striking the telephone ex change at 10 o'clock last night caused the following losses: Wells & Couch's hardware store. Postofflce. Republican printing office.. Telephone exchange. The telephone exchange was located in Wells & Couch's store. The loss on all these properties was total and will aggregate $30,000. BRAKEMAN INJURED. Thomas Reed of Eldon Caught While Coupling Bars. Eldon, Sept. 14. (Special) Thomas Reed of this city, the son of Mr. arid Mrs. N. Reed and a brake man on the Rock Island was seriously though it is thought not fatally injur ed at Libertyville, Saturday night. Mr. Reed was caught between the draw bars of the engine and car when mak in a coupling and received dangerous internal injuries which will confine him to his room for several months SOCIALISTS QUIET IN ROME. No Disturbance Follows Prohibition of Their Celebration. Rome, Sept. 14.—The prohibition by police of the intended commemora tion Sunday by the socialists and re publicans of the death of Philosopher Bovio, because it was proposed to con vert it into a demonstration against the coming visit of the czar, was ex pected to lead to disturbances, but, thanks to the extraordinary military precautions, the day passed in com plete calm. AUTO UP MOUNTAINS. Massachusetts Men Climb Mt. Wash ington in Runabout. Summit House, Mount Washington N. H., Sept. 14.—T. P. Driver of Mel rose, Mass., and F. H. Peabody of Boston, Mass., Sunday made the first descent of Mount Washington in four-horse power gasoline runabout. The actual running time was 3 hours and 20 minutes. DIES FROM INJURIES. Baseball Umpire Killed While Attempt ing to Board Car. Decatur, 111., Sept. 14.—Oliver Conn, an umpire in the Three-I base ball league, died early this morning from injuries received in trying board a moving street car yesterday. MAY BE LOST. Unconfirmed Report of Disaster to a British Transport. London, Sept. 14.—An unconfirmed rumor is current that a transport car rying a British regiment to India foun dered in a gale which swept the Brit ish coast last Thursday. MDRDER AT BUXTON WILLIAM HENRY, WHITE MINER, .IS FATALLY INJURED BY, JAMES LEBBINS. LEBBINS IS AT LARGE Escapes After An Alleged Brutal At tack Upon an Old Man Officers Are Scouring the Country for Him- Nothing is Known Regarding Henry. Buxton, Sept. 14.— (Special) Wil liam Henry, an itinerant miner, aged probably 50 or 60 years, .was killed yesterday by a blow said to' have been struck by James Lebblns, a young colored man and the son of John Leb bins, a liveryman at Buxton. The sus pected man is at large, having escap ed from Buxton soon after the attack upon Henry and before the latter's death. It is thought he will be cap tured before very long, as officers from Oskaloosa are now in pursuit. Story of the Murder. The story of the killing of Henry as told here, is almost unbelievable be cause of the brutal actions it charges to Lebbins. Yesterday morning at about 11:30 o'clock it is said, .Henry and a companion, whose name cannot be learned, were sitting in front of a new building directly across the street from John Lebbins' livery stable. They were drinking whisky from a bottle and were talking, when young Lebbins came across from the barn and de manded a drink. It was refused by Henry, who had the bottle, and Leb bins, it is said, became furious. He at tempted to pick a quarrel with the old man, so witnesses say and was un successful in that, went into the new building and picked up a piece of scantling, with which, it is alleged, he struck Henry over the head. The old man fell over and Lebbins walked unconcernedly back to the livery stable. No one made any at tempt to seize him and he was not arrested. So6n afterwards he took one of his father's teams and started oat of town, going in the direction of Hamilton, where it is supposed he took a train and escaped. Death of Henry. Henry was not attended to for some time as the people did not think he was badly injured. He lay silent up on the ground until some of the miners saw that he was bleeding. They then remove!! him to the McBride boarding house, where he made his home, and called physicians, four doctors spent the greater part of the day trying to save the old man's life, but his skill was badly crushed and he died at 6 o'clock in the evening without gaining consciousness. ,. Little Known of Dead Man. Little or nothing is known of Henry here. He arrived in Buxton several months ago and asked for work. He was a miner and secured employment easily. He was never asked anything regarding himself and never told any thing. He had nothing to aid the au thorities in learning anything regard ing his home or family, if he had any, and had little or no money when he died. Officers Notified. Oskaloosa, Sept. 14.—(Special.)— The Mahaska officials were notified of the murder of William Henry at Bux ton this morning and also learned that James Lebbins, the alleged murderer, had made good his escape. Men have been sent out to scour the country for the colored man and the authorities hope to have him in custody before long. The Ottumwa police received cards this morning giving the description of James Lebbins, the colored man sus pected of the crime. He is described as being six feet tall with smallpox pimples on his face. He wore rubber boots, a blue jumper, and a soft felt hat and carried a rubber rain coat. The police are keeping a lookout for the suspect. WOMAN STOPS JAIL DELIVERY. Prisoners Set Their Cots on Fire But Fail to Scare Sheriff's Wife. Paris, 111., Sept. 14.—Mrs Summers, wife of the sheriff here, Sunday pre vented a well lal plan for the escape of prisoners. Frank Adams and Bert Check of Terre Haute, in for burglary, soaked their cots with gasoline used for disinfecting purposes and set fire to them. The big blaze caused much alarm and excitement, but Mrs. Sum mers quickly 16cked tne outside doors and marched the escaping men back to their cells. Her husband was absent, of which fact the prisoners were aware, and they had hoped to overpow er his wife during the excitement. WOULD FIGHT TURKEY. Chicago Macedonians Drill Preparatory to Joining Insurgents. Chicago, Sept. 14.—Sixty-five Mace donians drilled in Jefferson park yes terday afternoon andv will sail for Macedonia to fight against Turkey if the United States does not prevent them. Thoy have not yet bought their arms but in New York they will meet anoth er Macedonian company, and then all the men will equip themselves with jngderuf^»orfcaR arms. SBMI* OTTUMWA, WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1903. CABINET DIVIDES ENGLAND FORCES MOST CRITICAL POINT IN HISTORY OF Fl- NANCIAL DISPUTES. RITCHIE WILL QUIT Secretary of the Exchequer Will Allow His Enmity to Chamberlain's Plan to Cause His Resignation—Lord Lans- downe to Retain His Position. London, Sept. 14.—From all parts of the country and the continent Brit ish cabinet ministers came to London today to attend a meeting which is re garded as marking the most important phase of the recent political history of the United Kingdom. Large crowds gathered around Downing street hop ing of catching a glimpse of the politi cal leaders. Upon their arral of Chamberlain he was loudly hooted. Chamberlain, who was accompanied by Gerald Balfour, president of the board of tra'de, showed his mustomary indifference to this reception. The cabinet meeting ended at 5:50 p. m., it transpires Ttiat the predicted -division of the cabinet over Chamber lain's fiscal proposals has actually oc curred and partial reorganization of the ministry is probable. Ritchie Will Resign. Ritchie expressed his unalterable op position to any change in the fiscal system and nothing it is believed has occurred to modify the opinion he held this morning that he would resign the chancellorship of the exchequer. Lansdowne to Stay. In spite o£ the South African war commission's severe criticism of -Lord Lansdownes' course as secretary of war it is declared he proposes to re main at the head of the foreign office. TWO ARE KILLED. Dynamite Explodes, in Freight Car at Bay City, Mich. Bay City, Mich., Sept. 14. One thousand pounds dynamite in a freight car exploded in the West Side yards of the Michigan Central railroad Sunday morning, killing two men, in juring three others and wrecking buildings for a long, distance around. The dead are as follows: Boucher, R.. switchman. HOPPER, CLARENCE, switchman. The injured were John Crackle, con ductor William Noble, fireman, and Robert Roblin, engineer. FIRE FIGHTERS TO CONVENE. National Association Will Meet in Chi cago This Month. Chicago, Sept. 14.—The sixtb annual convention of the National Firemen's association will be held in Chicago September 28, 29 and 30. Indications point to a record breaking attendance. "The Divorcement of Politics From Fire Departments" has been selected as a live topic on which the views of fire fighters from Maine to California are required. "The Merit System as Against the Civil Service System is an other topic for debate. HITCHCOCK'S MAN. Charles Joseph Bonaparte is Chosen For Important Work. Washington, Sept. 14.—Charles Jo seph Bonaparte of Washington, has been selected by Secretary Hitchcock to take charge of the investigation of affairs and officials in the Indian ter ritory that come under the jurisdic tion of the department of the interior. E A AWFUL DAMAGE. Storms in North Ruin Grains and Stop raffic. St. Paul, Sept. 14.—A dispatch to day says that snow and rain have dam aged the crops of the northwest during the past week to the. extent o£ mil lions of dollars. Nearly all the grains in shock are estimated at 50 per cent and all the standing grain, much of it flax, is buried under snow and water. Rain, sleet and show prevails over the northwest today. Railroad tracks are washed out and trains are abandon ed. SUGAR CHEAPER. All Grades of Refined Sugar Drop Ten Cents Today. 6 New York, Sept. 14.—The price on all grades of refined sugar was reduced ten cents per hundred pounds today. THE WEATHER FOR IOWA Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday, colder tonight and in central and east ern portions Tuesday frost tonight probably heavy in west portion. •S mm im*M i.v TERRIBLE HURRICANE IN FLORIDA SEVEN PEOPLE KNOWN TO BE DEAD AND MANY BOATS RE PORTED LOST, RUIN IN CITY OF TAMPA Damages Will Probably Reach $1,- 000,000—Hurricane Courses Through Louisiana and Alabama—Boats Ashore On Florida Coast. Jacksonville, Florida, Sept. 14.—No wires are working south o£ Jackson ville this morning and details of the hurricane which swept over the south ern part of the state Saturday are in complete. So far as known seven peo ple were killed, the bodies of five be ing washed up near Miami on the east coast and two near Bornton on the west side of the state. Passengers ar riving this morning on the belated trains report that on the east coast many vessels were wrecked. Above Miami it is reported seven or eight vessels are ashore. The property loss in the city of Tampa Is about $1,000, 000. West Tampa is flooded by rain. No loss of life is reported in Tampa, although several persons were hurt by falling trees. Much injury was done to the oragne groves and gardens. The disturbance this morning was sweeping across Alabama and Louisiana. Buildings Ruined. Buildings at Lemon City, Miami and other points on the coast were blown down. All towns on the coast suffered severely. In Dade county it is reported that much damage has been done to orange groves, pineapple plantations and other fruit interests. Much Damage Done. The hurricane seems to have twept right across the peninsula^ striking the orange belt and hitting Tampa on the west coast. There, it is said, great daw age was done, streets being oblit erated, -electric light and telephone systems, almost destroyed s#d build ings demolished. It is impossible to verify the reports, as there is no wire communication. Large gangs of men are at work on the wires, striving to restore communication. Is Traveling Northward. Washington, D. C., Sept. 14.—The weather bureau today issued the fol lowing special bulletin: "The tropical storm which crossed the gulf coast line east of Pensacola, Fla., will move northward over the in terior with diminishing strength, caus ing heavy rain in the southern Appal achian mountain district. There are no present indications that it cause dangerous gales on the middle and north Atlantic coasts. Frost Tonight. Frost is indicated in the corn belt tonight as far south as northern Kan sas, extreme northern Missouri, Iowa and northern Illinois. Fatal Blizzard in Canada. Winnipeg, Sept. 14.—One of the earliest autumn storms experienced in the northwest for years, swept over the country Saturday night and early Sunday morning. The only fatality reported comes from Gretna, where an old man fell from his buggy and per ished. At Hartney twelve horses died in the Canadian Pacific yards and in the vicinity other live stock is report ed to have perished. A telephone message received from Minnesota re ported the storm as one of the wortt experienced there in five years. it started with rain about 10 o'clock in tlfe morning and at noon this develop ed into a snow storm. By dark the snow was ten inches '?ep on the level prairie. Grain'which®.vas still stand ing was almost totally ruined. Cyclone in Oklahoma. Guthrie, O. T„ Sept. 14.—A cyclone struck the vicinity of Bloomington in southwestern Oklahoma Saturday, do ing extensive damage. The residence of Mrs. Sarah Carter was destroyed, the woman and her eldest daughter be ing hit by a falling stove and seriously injured. The children were blown across a $#rb wire fence into a pas ture. Buildings on the farm of'Frank Allen, John Bush and William Hendron were also destroyed. A severe hail storm followed the cyclone and did great damage to crops. SIGHT AN UNKNOWN AIR SHIP, Indianapolis Mystified by Strange Aer ial Visitors. Indianapolis, Sept. 14.—A torpedo shaped air ship, about thirty feet long and containing two men. passed over the city Sunday afternoon. It came from the northwest, circled over the -outhern part of the city at a height of .00 feet and disappeared In an easterly direction. Several hundred people watched it, many of them with field glasses. Nothing is known of it here. TWO MORE SURRENDER. Isaau McGlelian and George H. Hunt ington Under Arrest. New York, Sept. 14.—Iaaac McGle han and George H. Huntington of the Columbia Supply Co., Indicted at Washington in connection with the postal scandals, surrendered to a Unit edJJtates iparshal in, tt^is city today. M'KINLEY STATUE UNVEILED FIRST MEMORIAL TO THE MAR TYRED PRESIDENT TO BE ERECTED IN OHIO. CEREMONIES AT TOLEDO Naval Parade on River in Morning, and Procession of Military and Se cret Organizations In the Afternoon —Day Spent Quietly at Canton. Toledo, Sept. 14.—The unveiling of the statue, of William McKinley, the first memorial to the late President erected in Ohio, occurred today. There was a naval parade on the river in the forenoon -and a parade of the local regiment of the national guard, the G. A. R. and the Spanish war vet erans, together with all the benevo lent and fraternal organizations in the city in the afternoon. Presentation of Monument. The service at the monument opened wtih the presentation of the monument to the county by Colonel J. C. Bonner, president of the Memorial association, and President Conrad of the board of county commissioners made a short speech of acceptance. Hanna Honorary Chairman. Senator Hanna was introduced as honorary president of the day and made a brief address. Senator. Charles W. Fairbanks was then introduced and paid a glowing tribute to the memory of the late presi dent. Quietly Observed. Canton, Sept. 14.—This, the second anniversary of the death of the late President McKinley was not observed by any formal program in Canton. Flags were lowered on public buildings some short references were made in various departments of the schools to the life and death of .McKinley and carnations were worn as a silent trib ute by numerous citizens. Mrs. McKinley Visits Tomb. Mrs. McKinley this afternoon made a trip to the McKinley vault in West lawn cemetery and placed floral trib utes on the casket. Numerous floral pieces received from both friends and strangers were also placed on the tomb. ANNIVERSARY OF DEATH. President McKinley Died Two Years Ago Today. Two years ago the nation was plung ed into grief by tha news of the death will! of President McKinley. It was a day of sorrow for the nation and one that will not soon be forgotten. GEO. STEELE BADLY INJURED. Foot and Arm Mangled by Iowa Cen tral Train at Eddyville. Eddyville, Sept. 14. (Special) At about 11 o'clock Saturday night George Steele. a single man of perhaps 28 years of age, was found lying on the second span of the Iowa Central railway bridge, one of the evening passenger trains having struck him. It was found by those who went to his assist ance that his right foot had been tak en off at the ankle and his left arm had been cut off and mangled just above the elbow. The injured man was taken to the Iowa Central depot on a stretcher and medical aid was rendered. It is sup posed that he had started for his home across the river when the acci dent happened. IOWA SEMI-CENTENNIAL PLANS Anniversary of Settling of Franklin County to be Celebrated. Iowa Falls, Sept. 14.—The semi centennial of the settling of Franklin county Is to be celebrated in a fitting manner tomorrow. The observance of this historical event will be held at Maynes Grove, the point where the first settlement wasjnade. and an im portant point in frontier days before the railroads traversed the country and made the largest towns. Among the speakers will be H. L. Huff, one of Iowa's pioneer lawyers, who is prob ably the only attorney living who at tended the first term of court ever held in Franklin county. Among the other speakers will be Captain Reeve who was one of the first settlers in the county. COMBES IS HIS3ED, French Premier Unpopular Among Residents of Brittany. Paris, Sept. 14.—Premier Combes was the* object of an intensely hostile demonstration Sunday while at Tre guier in Brittany, where he went to unveil a memorial to Ernest Renan, the historian and orientalist. The peasants who were armed with clubs grew so violent that troops had to be supimoned to control the crowds. While his carriages were passing through the villages on the way hisses and shouts of "a has Combes," and "viva la liberte," were raised by the peasants. The premier was hissed during his speech at Treguler, as was Anatole France and others. ,*• & -'h fVS -NUMBER 49 SAYS THE NATION IS DOOMED COLORED PREACHER WHO LIVE9 AT KEOKUK. MAKES DIRE PROPHECY. IS DR. J. W. CR0SHSHONG In a Fiery Speech At Centervllle Dun. Ing Annual Meeting of State Bap# tist Association, Colored, He Sayf Negroes Will Return to Africa. Centerville, Sept. 14.—(Special.) "The white man brought tha negro here and God wjjl make him send us back to Afrtplt where we will raise up a mighty eta pire in the rich interior of that fa vored continent and attain to wealth and power that will enable us to go to war with the country that haa 1 wronged us, and now spurns us, and be tire victors," said Dr. J. W. Crush* shong of Keokuk, before the State Baptist association, colored, which, closed its annual session here to day. Race Hatred Growing. 1 "Race hatred is growing in tnei north," he said, "and I see that day coming when the white man and the negro cannot live together. For years our enemies were confined to the- south, but now the north is be coming prejudiced against us and we. have the Spanish war to-blame for that. The northern man met the southerner, got his views and Came home here with his prejudice. Al piighty God is punishing the people that brought us here and put us in slavery and if he makes them send us back to Africa, I, for one, shall be ready to go." Is Well Thought Of. .: Dr. Crushong is one of the most intelligent younger men of the race and has the respect and affection ot every member of the great association of which he is a member: He is of ten referred to as the colored Spur geon of the Baptist church. He is a student of race conditions and sees the outlook growing darker and dark er for the negro. "The growth of race hatred in the north is evident." he declared, "when John Temple Graves can get a re spectful hearing before the Chicago university and defame the negro as he did recently. It may be, as he says, that God has given this country the islands of the sea for the negro, but I rather believe we are to go back to Africa and there build up a mighty nation in that rich undeveloped coun try which will flourish while the Uni ted States sinks into decay. This is a dying nation. The ideals of the fathers are fast disappearing and the negro will have the power to assert his rights by war. We are poor in this country. But the negroes of the world are not all poor. Where they have had a chance they have accumu-' lated wealth and administered govern ment justly. It may be that the white man wm yet learn lessons of us, it not willingly, then unwillingly, be cause we have the superior strength." Resolutions Adopted. His sentiments created a great sen sation in the association and when the resolutions were adopted on the state of the country, a rather unusual I proceeding, they embodied these ideas as follows: "We pledge our influence and sup* port to all worthy movements on the part of good citizens for law and order. We believe in the equal) rights of men regardless of race or, nationality and are willing to defend the inalienable and God given right to free speech, liberty of conscience, civil and social privileges. Mob Violence Denounced. "We denounce mob violence anil condemn rape as a crime unworthy true civilization and the America^ boast of ideal principles. We call upon our race and people to rise above race prejudice and occupy a higher place in the human scale of manhood that teaches 'love thy neigh bor as thyself.' "We brand Senator Tillman and John Temple Graves with the infa mous design to defame the race when they -charge it Willi being dangerous to life, home and the virtue of whiti women. We deny the villianoua charge and stand ready to be tried by honest opinion. "In order to veto these charges and' vindicate our innocence it has become necessary for the negro to be a law abidtag citizen with pure heart, clean mind, and a moral life in every com-| munity where he lives." "We command the President of the| United States, the governors ol Illi nois and Indiana, and (he sheriff at Danville for the impartial stand taken against lynching and endorse tft&n as worth the support of all good.,,,.citM zens." f-jljs PROTEST TO THE PRESIDENT. St. Louis Labor Body Objects to W»| A. Miller's Reinstatement. 4 St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 14.—After a lengthy discussion the Central Trades' and Labor union at its meeting Sunday voted unanimously to protest to Presl-' dent Roosevelt against his action lai reinstating W. A. Miller la the gpr.ecoi, lmont £dntin£ office.