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THE GAL
NEW
MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED
THE WEATHER:
CLOUDY TONIGHT AND
TODAY'S NEWS TODAY.
SUNDAY.
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VOL XX
CALUMET, HOUGHTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 9. 19"
NO. 265
THE CALIJMFT KJrvxo
UMJET
STILL HOPE TO
SAVE LIFE Of
YOUNG BEATTIE
Counsel For Convicted Prisoner
Tell His Aged Father, Bowed
Down With Grief, to
Have Courage
JURY'S VERDICT IS GUILTY
1
Decision Speedily Reached by Jurors,
t All Farmers, end Sentence
. Is Death by Eloc- )
(.- trpcution.
Chesterfield Court House. 'a., Sept
9. A heavy guard patrolled the little
tdone Jail last night and today lone
guardsmen and newspaper men were
the only persons Henry Clay Reattle,
Jr., convicted lust night of tho murder
of Ids wife saw as he looked out from
Ms cell window.
Jailer Coghlll .brought the prisoner
his breakfast. , He ate It la silence.
His thin pallid face wore a flickering
smile as he gazed through the barred
window.
Some time today It was expected
J teat tie would bo taken to the state
penitentiary nt Richmond to await his
electrocution on November JM or the
granting of a new trial by the court
of appeals, which meets early that
month.
Public feeling over the crime still
runs h lt"li In this section, and In Rich
mond, where 1 Seattle lived, the verdict
was received with little surprise by
tho community.
Expressions of sympathy wero heard
everywhere for the aped father of the
prisoner, a prominent merchant and
highly respected clti.env Ills grler to
day was heartrending. It was the theo
ry of tho prosecution that fear lest his
father might learn from tho lips of
Henry's wife of his renewed Indiscre
tion with the Hlnford girl prompted
young I teat tie to commit the crime and
fabricate the tale of the bearded high
wayman. Somewhat hopeful, yet bent down In
sorrow at the awfulncss of the blow,
the elder Hcattle visited the prisoner
today. Counsel had told him not to
lose hope, that they yet might save the
boy's life. The sallow and wrinkled
face of the old man starred vacantly
Into the morning sun light as he ut
tered a prayer that this might be bo.
When tho Jurymen, all farmers, re
tired last night to consider the case
they knelt In the obscurity of the
small Jury room of the Chesterfield
Courthouse, praying fervently that
they might iass Judgment aright on
Reattle. Grimly determined, they arose
a' moment hiter, and silently, one by
one, recorded a unanimous verdict of
guilty. Faustng In solemn contempla
tion for 58 minutes, weighing careful
ly the meaning of their decision and
once more on bended knees beseach
Ing divine assistance that they might
not err, they filed into the hushed still
ness of a crowded courtroom ami with
startling suddenness twelve voices, In
stead of the usual one of the foreman,
spoke the single word, "Guilty." It was
almost a shout.
The spectre ,of death which stalked
Midlothian turnpike on July 18 last
when- the life of Mrs. 1 ilw Owen
Reattle was taken away wi'i the sin
gle rejMrt of a shotgun, stared hard
at the young husband, ready to claim
Its victim by electrocution on Friday,
November 24 next. Rut the prisoner
returned the gaxe unswerving and un
afraid. -
The Jury find for eleven days heard
evidence, for two days speeches, but
the words of Prosecutor Wendonborg
rang In their ears as they left the
courtroom to find their verdict.
"Let that man go free?" he cried.
"What, let that man go free? Wlhy,
the motherhood of Virginia, the wo
manhood of this nation, will shudder
In terror as the secur'ty of Its life la
threatened. Let this man go free?
the man who basked In the degraded
runshlne of another woman while at
his home a young wife nursed his
fhlld. Gentlemen, I merely ask you In
the name of Justice to do your duty."
Unversed In law and the forms' of
a murder trial; the Jurymen had not
peel nd what degree of murder. Ask
ed what degree, the foreman answered
simply, "Guilty as Indicted."
Under Virginia practice murder Is
presumed to be second degree unless
otherwise specified. It was Incumbent
upon tho Jury to fix the degree, so
Judge Watson advised the Jurymen
to confer ngaln on the point and seven
minutes Inter they appeared, this time
with tho verdict of "murder In the
first degree."
The prisoner stood erect and mo
tionless. In steady gnr.e he held his
"on the faces of the twelve men
who had pronounced his punishment.
1 was imt a resentful expression,
however, ami when the court asked If
the prisoner had anything to say, he
answered. "I have nothing to say,"
and S3t down.
Beattie Makes Statement.
Heattle made a statement today con
cerning his conviction. The statement
was a severe repudiation of Beulah
Iilnford as a irlrl from whom he de
clared he vainly tried to detach him
MAINE WRECK UNSOLVED.
Impoi.ible To Tell Sourc. of Explo-
ion, Says Gen. Bixby.
Detroit, Mich.. Soot asri,.. ..-
H. -battleship Maine 'was so badly
"iiaeu by the explosion which sent
mr 10 "10 bottom Of Havana l.r.-., .
the explosion of the shlp'a magazines,
ut it will bo Impossible fllP nnVltnu
to. tell whether the original explosion
a me from the inside or ....i-u.. i-
Iho statement of Gen. W. H. Rlxby,
mei oi engineers. U. S. A., and for
merly of Detroit, who was In thU .11 v
yesterday, accompanied by bis wire.
He has been on an Inspection tour of
the lakes. Gen. Hlxby emphatically de
nied the statement credited to him
ome time ago, n which he was uuoted
s expressing the belief that the ship
"mi ueen blown up from the Inside.
.en. Rlxby believes there U a iioh-
slhlllty that two or three more skele
tons will be found In "the wrecK, be
fore the raising operations are com
pleted. ITp to date. 23 bv li..rn f..,.rwi
Koine of the odd hapc of bent "metal,
and other interesting relics will be
brought to Washington and 'turned
over to the navy department, he savsl
The remainder, except the mainmast.
me rr mains and personal effects of the
crew, will be towed out Into the gulf
and sunk.
ELECTION ONE WEEK AWAY.'.
Ottawa. Ont., Sept. 9. With but one
full week to run before the day of eleci
tlon, the political campaign In the I-
uinlon will be carried-, forward with
a rush during the ensuing seven days.
Roth parties have prepared to put ev-
ry available speaker Ui the Meld. The
Liberal standard bearer, Sir Wilfrid
Iwiurlcr, will put in the week In Que
bec. Mr. Rorden, the Opposition lead
er, will continue his campaign In Noen
Scotia.
PLAN ANOTHER
CHARITY GAME
ASSOCIATED CHARITIES TO RE
CEIVE PROCEEDS OF CONTEST
BETWEEN ALL STAR
TEAMS SEPT. 16.
Arrangements are being made today
for a charity baseball game to be play
ed next Saturday, between two AU
Htar teams, one picked by President
Wlllard J. Smith and the other by
Secretary George Uorklns, of the Cop
per Country Trolley League. It Is pro
posed to stage the contest at the Cal
umet Athletic park, and to give the
proceeds to tho ' Calumet Associated
Charities. There is no doubt that the
venture will prove a success and will
be the means of raising a considera
ble sum of money for furthering tho
work of the bureau.
A number of the best players In the
league have already expressed their
willingness to appear in such a con
test, and no trouble Is anticipated In
selecting teams which will be evenly
matched, and which will represent the
cream of baseball talent in the cop
per country. The contest will undoubt
edly very popular with the fans.
The Calumet Associated Charities
is badly in need of funds for present
activities and the secretary anticipates
that the coming winter will be a hard
one for the bureau and for the Mor
people of Calumet. While the funds
raised at tho proposed baseball game
will hardly be sutllcient for nil of the
needs, they will prove a big help In
present and future work.
Big Game This Afternoon.
The Calumet team and Paul Hogan's
All-Stars will meet this afternoon at
the Calumet athletic park and It Is
likely the game will be largely attend
ed. CLAIMS AMERICAN BRIDE.
Daughter of Late U. S. Senator Weds
an Englishman.
Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 9. Two thou
sand guests attended tho wedding this
afternoon of Miss Ruth Mitchell,
daughter of tho late United States
Senator John U Mitchell, and William
Van Rhelnfclt van Rrodi of London.
The wedding took place nt Meadow
mere, the country home of the bride's
mother, on tho outskirts of Milwaukee.
The bridegroom Is a practicing lawyer
In London, where he and his bride will
make their home.
Howard -Jefferson.
Ruaards Ray, Mass., Sept. 9. Miss
Cornelia Frances Jefferson, daughter of
Thomas Jefferson and grn nddaur
of the lite Joseph Jefferson, ths fara
ous actor, was quietly' married today
to Carrlngton Howard, son of Mr. ad
Mrs. John R. Howard, of Montclalr, N.
J. The bride Is an actress of consid
erable talent, having been on the stage
since her sixteenth year. In her pro
fessional life she has been associated
almost wholly with her father.
TWO EGGS WITHIN AN EGG.
: Lincoln. Neb., Sept. 9. A Plymouth
Rock hen's egg, laid on the farm of J.
A. Ruehler, In Johnson county, has
been found to contain another com
plete egg with shells and still a third
egg In a skin exterior. The original
egg was 9tf Inches In circumference
and the Inner egg was perfectly formed
and larger than the ordinary specimen.
self, and the direct Imputation that the
Jury Judged him more for his indiscre
tions than the tragedy itself. : it
KIDNAPED GIRL
WASMURDERED
Body of Little Seven-Year-OId
Madisoo, - Wis., Child
Found in Lake
REVENGE MOTIVE FOR CRIME
Discoloration on Neck Indies to
Strangulation 'Taken From Bed
While Akleep.
Madison, Wis., Sept. 9. The body t
Annie Leinbcrger, the seven-year-old
child, kidnaped some time Tuesday
night, was found in 'Lake Mendota this
morning. Tho child bad been mur
dered. The -only murk of violence was a
discoloration on tho neck. The body
was nude and was found ubont a mile
from' the' home by Frank Young a
cement worker.
,Tho .police btUevo revenge was the
motive for the crime.. ;
Tho child 'was kidnaped at night
while asleep Ui its bed," the intruder
entering through an open wlndojy.
The body was found ubout ten feet
from shore, near Kcyca Sand Pit. The
discoloration on tho neck seems to
indicate tho child was strangled. There
Were no weights on tne body, and it
Ih supposed it' was dropped into the
luke from a boat or railroad dredge.
Tho child was stolen from her sleep
ing room at the home of her pu rents,
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Lcmberger. The
child , was clad only in a night gar
ment and this was gone when the
body was found today, and the long
brown hair streamed down from tli'c
little 'head, wet and bcdVagglcd. '
The police believe revengo was the
sole motive for tho crime as, tho girl
was not criminally assaulted' or brut
alized In any way.
DIRIGIBLE MAKES HEADWAY.
Gotha, Germany, Sept. 9 The Zep
pelin dirigible balloon Schwabcn sail
ed from this city with six passcngcrt
at G:15 o'clock this morning, on the
final stage of Its trip from Ruden Ra
den to Herlln, the distance of the en
tire lllglit being 350 miles. j
JACK LESTER
DEFEATS LANG
WESTERN FIGHTER, WHO WAS
BORN IN CALUMET, WINS
THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF
AUSTRALIA.
Sydney, N. S. W.t Sept. 9. Jack Les
ter, of Cle Khun, iWushington, U. S. A.,
today defeated "Rill" I wing, tho Aus
tralian heavyweight, for tho cham
pionship of Australia. The battle
cut twenty rounds, and Lester was
awarded the decision on points.
lister was born In Calumet, and liv
ed here a number of years until his
parents removed to Rossemer. A few
years ago he became a protege of Noah
Rrusso, known In ring circles as "Tom
my Hums," who became impressed
with Lester as a likely candidate for
boxing honors. Under the tutelage of
Rrusno he speedily became clever and
acted as Rrusso's sparring partner.
Ills match with Lang was Lester's
first big battle, and the fact he won It
apparently points to a successful ca
reer for him in the pugilistic game.
ASTOR AND MISS
FORCE MARRIED
CEREMONY PERFORMED BY A
CONGREGATIONAL MINISTER
THIS MORNING AT '
NEWPORT.
Newport. It. I., Sept. 9. Col. Astor
and Miss Force were married here to
day by Rev. Joseph Iwimbert, a Con
gregational 1st of Providence, H. I. The
bride's father gave her away.
It Is understood to be tho Intention
of Col. Astor and his bride to take a
long honeymoon cruise on Col. Astor's
private yacht, to foreign shores, not
returning until next spring.
FAUSOME IS NOT GUILTY.
Jury Returns Verdict in Circuit Court
Today.
The Jury In the case of John Fau
some, charged with arson, returned n
verdict of not guilty at 2:0 o'clock
fhls afternoon, after being out several
hours. Fausomo was charged with
setting fire to his building on Ilecla
street, It being claimed by the prose
cution that oil soaked cotton waste
and other refuse was found at dlMer
ent places In the building. The de
fense entered a general denial of. the
charges.
HOT CAMPAIGN
' COMES TO END
Maine Voters Will Decide Mon
day Whether theState Will'
Remain "Dry"
Portland, Me., Sept. 9. One of the
most bitterly fought and most stren
uous campaigns ever known to New
England ended In this State today and
on Monday the, voters of Maine will
decide by, thcl ballots whether the
policy of .constitutional prohibition of
the liquor traffic, which has prevailed
for more than a quarter of a century,
sbalb bo retulned or not. Roth sides
In tho fighi have been extremely ac
tive and for many weeks the State has
been Hooded wllh campaign literature.
Meetings for utifl against the proposi
tion to eliminate prohibition as a con
stitutional . feature . w-ere held by the
score in all ju-ts of tho State. The
press was divided upon the question
:fnd each wide devoted columns to ar
guments ' and attacks. Speakers of
bctth parties presented their respective
sides to thousands of attentive listen
ers and even women and children were
drawn Into the agitation by the prohi
bition element. V-
Constitutional prohibition, In which
Maine was the pioneer, was first adopt
ed in 1884. : In 1001 a bill for the re
submission of the ffuhject was before
Ibe legislature, but was defeated. In
1907 'a similar proposition was again
defeated, but only by a narrow mar
gin. Rut at the last election a Dem
ocratic governor and a Democratic leg
islature were elected and resubmission
was voted. The Jssue will be decided
next Monday, but, although both tides
claim victory, ,th result of the elec
tion Is extremely doubtful.
r- t i
NewsForecas
Of the
Gomihg Week
Washington, D. C, Sept. 9. Next
Friday, on his 64th birthday annivers
ary, President Taft will start from
Revcrly on the most important trip
be has planned since he has been in
the White House. The trip will take
him through nearly the whole of the
Southwest and WC:'., as far an the Pa
cific coast. HIh" first Blowing place
will be Syracuse. N. Y., where he will
attend the opening of the New York
State Fair.
Following one of the most Interest
ing and strenuous campaigns that New
Kngland has ever known, the voters of
Maine will ballot on Monday to de
termine whether the ioliey of consti
tutional prohibition of tho liquor traf
fic, which lias prevailed for more than
a quarter of a century, shall be. re
tained. A general Investigation Into freight
rates on live stock, packing house pro
ducts and fresh meats In effect
throughout that portion of the country
west and southwest of Chicago, will be
opened at Okiahon i City Monday
with a hearing berore representatives
of tho. Interstate Commerce Commis
sion. Saturday will b iho anniversary of
Mexican independence, ordinarily a day
of great celebration throughout the re
public. Fear of an uprising against
tho government will result, it Is said,
in almost all tho celebrations being
postponed this year.
The eyes of Christian Endeavorers
throughout the world will be on Ayl
mer, Quebec, Tuesday, when an ad
dress and banquet will be tendered to
the Rev. Francis E. Clarke, the found
er and president of the organization.
Dr. Clarke was born In Aylmer, and
Tuesday will bo the sixtieth annivers
ary of his birth.
With the near approach of the date
of election, public Interest rn the po
litical campaign In Canada is expected
to reach the high stage. Sir Wilfrid
Laurler will devote the week to a
rpeechmaklng tour of Quebec, while
Mr. Rorden, the leader of tho Opposi
tion, will carry his campaign Into No
va Scotia. ' , i .
The most Important gathering of the
week will be the annual conference of
tho Governors of the States of the Un
ion, which will assemble Tuesday at
Spring Iike, N. J., for a session of
five days. The chief executives of at
least thirty States are expected to at
tend. .Employers liability, Inheritance
lax. fixing of .Interstate rates, public
utilities and prison labor will bo the
principal topics discussed.
The first convention of national park
superintendents and officials of the In
terior Department will meet Monday
at Yellowstone Park. Tho convention
will thoroughly discuss tho proposed
bureau of national parks which Secre
tary Fisher hopes to have established
shortly.
Other conventions of the week will
Include those of the Trades and Labor
Congress of Canada, at Calgary: the
National Association of postmasters,
nt Omaha: the National Association of
Stationary Engineers, at Cincinnati;
LAFOLLETTE TO
AVOID HASTE
Will Not Announce His Candidacy
For the Presidency Un
til December :
WILL AWAIT TAFT'S MESSAGE
Wants to Get Line on Executive's
Attitude 'on Progressive
Policies.
Madison, W.i., Sept. 9. Upon ex
cellent authority It Is learned that
Senator LaFollotte will wait until af
ter Congress convenes in December
before announcing his candidacy for
president.
Although leading progressive lead
ers throughout tho country have en
dorsed hlin for the presidency ho will
avoid haste to answer their call, pre
ferring to wait until after President
Taft has submitted bis message.
Primarily the senator wants to find
out. it is said, what position the pres
ident will assume toward . what are
known as progressive policies, ; the
president' suggestions as to further
revision of the tariff and his general
stand on departmental ' and adminis
tration issues.
GARY OFFICIALS ARRESTED.
Mayor, Five Aldermen and Engineer
Charged With Graft. -
Gary, Ind., Sept. -9. Mayor Thomas
E. Knotts, five aldermen, a son of
an alderman and the city engineer
were arrested here yesterday on a
charge of accepting bribes in grant
ing a heating franchise recently pass
ed by the city council.
Those arrested In addition to the
mayor were City Engineer C. A. NVil
liston, Councllmcn Antony Raukus.
Dominic Szymanskl, John Simlasko.
Walter Gibson and E. L. Dowser and
II. Szymanskl. son of the alderman.
Knotts and Gibson were arrested early
In the day and were released on bonds.
Knott's bonds were $10,000 and Gib
son's $5,000. The others were arrested
later and taken to the county Jail at
Crown Point.
Tho men were taken by Sheriff
Grant on complaint of T. R. Dean, who
received the heating franchise. Dean
charged that he paid the mayor $5,000.
. NEW FRENCH LINER COMING.
Havre, Sept. 9. The new steamship
Rochambeau, of the French Transat
lantic line, sailed from this port to
day on her maiden voyage to New
York. The new steamship is more
than 700 feet long and rivals the most
modern of the transatlantic liners In
luxurious appointments as well as In
size.
DR. FARNHAM TO LEAVE.
Dr. L. A. Farnham announced to his
friends today that he expects to leave
Calumet about Sept. 25. to locate at
Pontlac, where on Oct. 1, he will enter
Into a partnership with Dr. Edward
V. Howlett who was located at the
Trlmountaln Mine hospital about seven
years ago. Dr. Farnham Is one of the
best known of the local physicians, he
having been secretary of the Houghton
County Medical society for sometime
and 'formerly house physician at the
Calumet PubHc hospital. He has been
located In this city about five years.
MOB AND TROOPS CLASH.
Rrest, France, Sept. 9. A florce bat
tle iccurrod hero today when a mob
of cheaper food manlfestants engaged
the troops. At least forty persons were
Injured.
RODNEY DIEGLE
IS SENTENCED
EX-OFFICIAL OF OHIO , SENATE
GETS THREE YEARS FOR
AIDING IN ALLEGED
BRIBERY.
Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 9. Rodney
Dlegle, former sergeant-at-arms of the
Oldo state senate, recently convicted
of aiding and abetting bribery of State
Senator Andrews, today was sentenced
to three years in the penitentiary. Sen
tence was suspended until Sept. 18.
tho National Society of the Army of
the Potomac, at Providence, and the
Atlantic Deep Waterways Association
at Richmond. Va,
Events abroad will be of more or less
Interest to American readers will be
the annual maneuvers of the German
army, the annual meeting of the Rrlt
Ish Trades Union Congress at New
castle, the Thirteenth International
Congress Against Alcoholism at The
Hague, the International Congress for
the Protection of Infants, at Herlln,
and the celebration of the f00th anni
versary of St Andrew's University,
Scotland.
EX-SENATOR PEFFER 80.
Former Kansas Senator Played Impor
, , tant Part in Legislation.
Topeka, Kas., fciept. 9. Former Sen
ator William A. peffer, who represent
ed Kansas in. the United States senate
from 1891 to 1897, and who was one of
Its most picturesque members, will cel
ebrate his eightieth birthday anniver
sary. For nearly a decade after leav
ing the senate Mr. Peffer continued
to reside In Washington, but last
spring he returned-to Topeka to spend
the remaining days of his life.
It Is with a sense of the utmost sat
isfaction that the former senator re
verts to the part he has played in pub
lic affairs. In the current trend of
the people's will he sees a vindication
of bis theories and,' in part at least,
a fulfillment of what as a senator he
demanded. In a recent Interview he
said: "The country now hotly de
mands legislation it abused me for ad
vocating. 1 anticipated the evils
against which it now cries out."
CRUISE OF THE BLACK CAT.
Detroit Lumbermen and Wives To En
joy Long Lake Trip.
Detroit. Mich., Sept. 9. Four hund
red lumbermen, with their wives and
friends, departed from Detroit today
on the steamship City of Cleveland for
a five days' cruise on the upper lakes.
The lumbermen are members of the
Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo and
the cruise Is in connection with the
twentieth annual convention of that
fraternal order, the sessions of which
will be held on board the boat. The
cruise will be through Georgian Ray
to the Soo. returning down the east
shore of Lake Huron.
DANES MAY CEDE
ISLANDS TO U. S.
DANISH WEST INDIES MAY BE
COME PROPERTY OF. UNITED
STATES IN NEAR
FUTURE.
Copenhagen, Sept. 9. The official
announcement that the Panama canal
will be opened In 1915 has again given
rise to the rumor that negotiations for
the cession of the Danish West Indian
Islands to the United States has been
opened.- Dr. Maurice Egan, the Amer
ican minister, refuses to discuss the
matter, but his frequent Interview with
business men interested In the Islands
has given some color to the rumor.
I Is known that Dr. Egan believes that
the commercial gromtli of the Islands
would be facilitated by the proposed
change In ownership, but evidently he
Is convinced that all overtures on the
subject should emanate from the Dan
ish government. The story that there
has been a proposition broached to
cede one of the Philippine Inlands to
Denmark with the view of its later
cession to Germany In exchange for
Schleswlg has been pronounced ridic
ulous by the American legation hrre.
Resides the opening of the canal and
Its possible effects on the Danish West
Indies, the growing Interest of the
South American republics In Danish
commerce Is exciting Interest here.
This Is due largely to the growth of
exports from the United States to Den
mark. A remarkable feature of the
trade relations between the two coun
tries Is the fact that in spite of the
lowering of the "duties on hides by the
Unlted'States the export of them from
this country to America has almost
ceased.
Although a year has passed since the
death of the popular Princess Mary,
her coffin still stands In the Holmens
church. Every arrangement has been
made to remove the body to the Royal
tombs In Rosfchlde cathedral, but the
husband of the lato princess, Trlnce
Waldemar, will not consent to the re
moval, preferring to. have the coffin
near his home where he can visit It
frequently. Every day he goes several
times to the church. . . ,
The gift of a number of Danish
Americans of a large work of art for
the " decoration of the new Christian
berg castle In Copenhagen has been re
ceived with keen pleasure here. The
tribute to the mother country by her
children who have become good cltl
xens of another nation Is received by
all classes with admiring comment.
PRETTY FALL WEDDING.
Miss Margaret Carter Becomes Bride
of Harold Oatet.
A very pretty early fall wedding was
solemnised on Thursday evening at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Carter on Caledonia street, when their
daughter. Miss Margaret, became the
bride of Harold Oates. Rev. C. I
Adams, pastor of the Calumet M. E.
church officiated and the ceremony
was witnessed by a number of the
fr'ends of the bride and groom.. The
Carter home was beautifully decorated
for the occasion.
Miss Carter Is a well known Calu
met young lady she having lived here
all of her life. The groom Is employed
as an embalmer with W. J. Rloy.
SUGAR GOES HIGHER.
New York, N. Y., Sept. 9. All grades
of refined sugar were advanced ten
cents per hundredweight today, '
DECIDE SUNDAY
WHETHER THEY
WILL WALK OUT
Illinois Central Shopmen Await
All Important Meeting to be
Held in Chicago Tomor
row Afternoon
FEWER MEN NOW INVOLVED
Said Actual Number Concerned in Dis
pute Only Little Over 6,000. Con
eervativa Labor Leaders
Counsel Peace.
i! v.J
Chicago. Sept. 9. Whether the Illinois-
Central railroad shopmen will
strike, because of the refusal of Presi
dent Markham to reorganize their re
cently formed federation, will, it Is
said, be decided at the Sunday after
noon meeting. . .
It is now stated the actual number
of Illinois Central employes concerned
in the dispute is but a few over aix
thousand. ,
Several officers of the federation
have, it Is said, been in favor of the
strike ever since the railroad refused
to grant their demands, .but other
interested labor chiefs,- Including In
fluential members of the international
unions, are counselling pt uce, and it is
said will dq everything In their power
to prevent a walk-out.
It was learned today that despite
the statement of President McCreary
of the federation, all the locals have
not voted In favor of a strike. Con
servative labor chiefs admit that if tho,
majority of the unions Involved decide
to strike they will Join the walk-out.
RECALL CHRISTIANA RIOT.
Monument Umelied Today on Site of
Famous Struggle.
. Lancaster, Pa., Sept. 9. With appro,
prlate exercises and in the presence
of a large crowd of visitors from many
parts of the . State the monument, was
unveiled today which the - Lancaster
Historical - Society had - erected at
Christiana, in the eastern part or this
county, to mark the site of the old log
cabin around which, sixty years ago,
raged the "Christiana Riot," one of the
most famous and bloody conflicts be-'
tween slavery and anti-slavery ele
ments before the civil war.
The Christiana riot was. the out
growth of an attempt by a Maryland
slaveholder to regain possession of four
runaway slaves. The negroes, who
were claimed by Edward Gorsuch as
his property, crtwsed the Susquehanna
River at the Columbia bridge and, by
means of the famous underground rail
road were spirited to the eastern bor
der of the county, where they were de
tained until arrangements could be
made for their transportation further
north.
A negro tavern keeper in Philadel
phia learned that warrants had been
issued for the arrest of the Gorsuch
slaves and hurried to Christiana to
give the alarm. When the party, con
sisting of Marshal Kline. Edward Gor
euch, Dickinson Gorsuch, his son, Dr.
Thomas Pearee, a nephew, Joshua Gor
such, and two hired assistants, arrived
with their warrants at Christiana on
the morning of September' 11. 1851. tho
fugitives, who were secreted In the ca
bin" of a negro named Parker, were
prepared for them.
Marshal Kline and Edward Gorsuch
battered down the door of the-cabin
and asked the slaves, hidden In the at
tic, to surrender. The negroes refused
to surrender and the warrants were
read to them. About this time Oast
ner Hanaway and Elijah Lewis, two
white residents, known for their strong
anti-slavery Ideas, appeared upon the
scene. They were called upon by the
marshal to assist In capturing the
slaves, but positively refused to lend
their hand.
When the marshal's party attempted
to atorm the attic, the negroes opened
Are and Edward Gorsuch was killed
and Dickinson Gorsuch and Dr. Pearce
were wounded. Noting that the cabin:
was surrounded . by armed negroes.
Marshal Kline gave np the attempt to
capture the slaves.
The (Federal authorities promptly
took steps to prosecute the rioters. All
the negroes who participated in the
riot were arrested, together with sev
eral white men, including Hanaway.
Lewis and Scarlett. They were taken
to Philadelphia and there tried on the
charge of treason. The trial lasted fif
teen days and. although the presiding?
judges. Grler and Mane were strong
pro-slavery men. the Jury acquitted
tho prisoners. What lent additional
Interest to the exercises today was the
presence at the unveiling of Peter
Wood, a negro who, as a boy took part
In the riot, urmed with a corn cutter.
The family f reward Gorsuch waa al
so represented. . it IdJ
MUCH UNFILLED TONNAGE. '
New York, N. Y- Sept. The
United States Steel . O r porat Ion an
nounced today that the unfilled ton
nage on Its books August 31 was 3,
fiOR.SSn tons against 3,584,085 on July;
31.
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