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Soldiers With Machine Guns
Guard Negro Charged With Murder oi Mrs. Aliff HUNDREDS CROWD INTO THE TOWN ___ l Feeling of Bitter Enmity Against Soldiers is Man ifested Among People j Fijyette, Oct. 11.—Three companies . of the nutional guards with loaded ' machine guns under the command of the adjutant general were drawn up around the court house here today , before the trial of Thomas Raymond, the negro who is charged with crim inally attacking and murdering Mrs. John AllifT was started. Hundreds of mountaineers alarmed crowded Into town and a feeliug of fitter enmity towards the soldiers Ts ‘ manifested. ____ ! MUCH PEEVED IS SUBEFi On Account of Drop in Pop ulation Gensur. Sharpr A*e Likely to Faro Bac1. Washington, Oct. 11.—Judging from1 the letters that are pouring Into the Census Bureau, there is no doubt that; St. Jo>o is peeved. By St. Joe is meant | the city of St. Joheps, Mo, at least,J It was once a city, but It can hardly lay claim to such a title at present. One shudders to think what would, happen to the director of the Bureau if he should dare visit St. Joe while the population is in its pi sent mood. What the little village on the Mis souri lacks in numbers would doubt less be made up for by the raging In dignation of the populace. According to the census figures. St. Joseph now has a population of 77.-. 403. A lot of western cities would be' glad to have that many noses to count ! th;t not St. Joseph. The United Slates census of 1900 gave the Missouri town a population of 102,979, so that the! present figures Involve a decrease of 24.K per cent., or over 25,000 souls, j What the people of Rt. Joe want to know is wbat has l>ecome of these 25,000 people, and If the director of the cenaus should go out to St, Joe now he would doubtless he arrested, tried, convicted and hung by the' neck until dead on the charge of making away with the whole lot. The I census returns have made St. Joe the laughing stock of all the towns In this section, and It Is alleged that already many people haVe left the town, un able to bear up under such a weight of humiliation. From the thirty fourth city of the United States, with a place in the "Cities Having Over IrtO.OftO” list, St. Jos has fallen so far that it will be found In the neighbor hood of Hoboken, N. J., and Paw tucket. R. I. fit. Joseph's great fall la yet a mys tery to the cenaun charpa, and In to h<* accounted for only by the gener al cussedness of cltleg on that, moat uncertain of rlvera. the Missouri. Ten year* ago, for instance, the people or Omaha threaten'd to-accede from the t nlon because the Cenaua Bureau ac credited the Nebraska metropolis with a population of only 102,555. whereas ten years previously the fig \ re* were 140,425. NEW YORK BAPTISTS. New York, Oct. 11.—Baptists of southern New York, including this city, began their annual session today In North Church, West. Eleventh atrcet, and will remain three days. From Positions it is Suppos ed that the Unfortu nate Miners Died Instantly LARGE QUANTITIES OF AFTERDAMP Several Members of Rescue Gang Were Overcome by . Gas Last Night Starkvllle, Colo., Oct. 11.—Ten bodks of the fifty or more coal min ers who were killed in the Starkville mine Saturday nlht were recovered shortly before 4 o’clock this morning. The bodies were recognizable and from the positions In which they were found it is supposed they died In stantly. They were turned over the coroner. Large Quantities of deadly after dump are still being encountered by the rescue gangs and during the night several workmen were over come. KINDNESS SHOW ATTRACTS MANY Washington, Oct. 11.—Tho “kind ness" exhibition held in connection with the international humane con ference was opened to the public to day and was viewed by thousands. All Varieties of humane devices are displayed, and also pictures, photo graphs, models, diagrams and descrip tions of model child shelters, anti cruelty inventions and allied exhibits. The anti-hull fight campaign now be ing waged In Spanisii-Hpeaking coun tries is the subject of a special ex hibit. which includes many interest ing examples of bull ring parapher nnilrti Humane killing devices for slaughtering animals ire shown In n wide variety of models. Including sonv.i of the celebrate d new devices now used in Herman abbattolrs. Models of lethal chambers for kill lug dogs and eats and various phases of pound work are shown. There are also models of improved stock ears for shipping cattle, sheep, hogs and horses, and Inventions for the humane street feeding of horses. Women who take lap-dogs with them on thetr; travels will find new models of hand j bags for such purposes. Fire escape: Inventions for animals and safety ap pliances for barns and kennels are also shown. Today's session of the international conference was devoted to the In- 1 strnction. rnre and protection of chil dren. especially In relation to child labor laws. < DAUGHTERS OF THE REVOLUTION Kokomo, Ind„ Oct. 11.—Daughters of the American Revolution of Indi ana gathered in Kokomo today for the state convention of the society nnd will remain three days. The Hoosler organization has taken up the work of placing markers at the graves of all revolutionary war soldiers burled In the state. The markers are sup lied by the government. DOCKET IS LONG AND VARIED ONE Washington, Oct 11.—The Supreme Court diet at noon with only seven Justices on the bench of this high tribune today The court commenced in earnest Its fall term The docket is a long nnd varied one and the session Is regarded as most Supposition that He Was Stealing Ride on the N. & W and Fel1 to Death An unknown man waH found dead last night on the Norfolk & Western tracks a few miles cast of laeger with his right arm broken and an ugly hole in his head. There was nothing to lead to the conclusion that, there was foul play, and the supposition is that the man was stealing a ride on a freight an»l fell to his death. lie was about twenty-one years old, ini there was nothing on the body by which it could be identified except an envelope with nothing in it ad dressed to K. II. James of Oonldale Mr. James, who resides at f'onldnU lias stores botli there uml in HluetlclU. was called up today, hut could glvi no information as to the identity of the man. «• f * ‘ - w .. ^ * " " *** - “■ Hio al>°\e photograph shows one of the five convicts, who recently escaped from Sing Sing prison. Jle is . a"J Gr®fn* and ,K kn0wn a« “The fattest man in Sing Sing. He weighs 2f.O pounds and how he managed to se a e the thirty-foot wall surrounding the prison Ih u puzzle to the official*. The diagram shows how the escape o.,< p a(c and the direction of the night. The prison officers are surprised Uiat a great number did not escape as there were more than 1<»0 in the same dormitory with the five Jail hrcuikers. (keen was received at the pti on on larch 1. . He is thirty one years old and was serving a sentence of from four and one-half to sk and oue-bnif years. - * m ^ • ' ■ -_ • ft! v fij I Bluefield Station, Largest in Virginias, Will be Opened About October 15 The Indian Refining company la completing its plant In the west end mnr the power hour** and expecta to >pen 11k Min,'field branch about Octo ber if,. Tills plant when completed will he the largest In the two Virgin as, and represents a cash expendi ture of nearly $10,000. It has a storage capacity of 60,000 gallons of refined :>ll and gasoline and 1000 barrels of ubrlcatfng oil. I he company has carried a stock bf oil all year, blit will soon be In a letter position to serve Its cutsomers. Fhe other day a spanking span of blacks was purchased for the delivery wagon. R. B. Shlrey, who has the nanngement of the Virginia stations. Is also manager of the Minefield branch and will make his headquar ers In this city. The company, even while occupying Its temporary quar ters. has built up a good business in he city. Manager Hhlrey states. The Indian Refining Co., Is the lar gest independent rcjolng company in the world. It Is the most formld lble competitor of the Htandnrd Oil o.. and handles all grades of lubri cating and Illuminating oils with all hr by products. It owns wells, so ihat It does not have to depend upon buying Its crude oil. The great ad vantage of this Is that It Is always ible to secure uniformity of grade. It has refineries at Georgetown. Ky., Lawreneevllle, HI., one at New Or lenna and two at Bast St. bouis. M slready has station In nearly nil states east of thu Mississippi and teveral west of It. ft. D. McGhee, an old Norfolk A IVestern man, has charge of the lub ricating department. ij Sing Sing and Escaped Convict Stocks Holding to the High Prices Scored at the Close of Market Y esterary New York, Oet. n. A strong and active lint marked the opening of market In Wall street today with stocks holding up to the high prices scored at the done. Htcd was a prom Inent. factor quoting gain of 1-4 jwdnt at the opening, but Inter lost a frac tion. Ht. Paul wan the most active of the railroad group with a gain of one half. Missouri Pacific also gain ed one half point. Cotton Unsettled. New York, Oct. 11. Cotton opened In an unsettled condition with prices five point* higher to seven points1 lower. Opening October 14.48; No-i vernbor offered 14.10; December 14.12; January 14.13; March 14.71. Easy Cables Chicago, Oct. 1J,- Kasy cables, the bearish construction of the govern ment report and a heavy Increase supply, caused an easy market in! wheat with prices 3-4 to 7-8 cents low er. Corn was lower all around, and oats were also lower. Provision* were higher. Opening wheat Decem ber 96 7-8; com 48 3-8; oafs «2 3-8; pork January 17.30. HITCHCOCK TO SPEAK TONIGHT Kansas City. Mo.. Oct. H,-*-Pohp| master General Hitchcock is or the program for an address fonigit bf fore the convention of tlie ;Houf|weal-' ern 1’ostal Association. fYl*'‘‘kpef^T will deal with postal affairs. The con j vcntlon includes representatives of all branches of the postal service In Missouri, Kansas. Iowa, Nebraska. Oklahoma and Arkansas. _. .. BELIEVES MM j Chief Mays of Pocahontas Thinkr Buchanan Wil fully Killed Hir, ir. 189? fleorge W, Mays, chief of police at Pocahontas, visited the city Jail last night and took a good look at Charles Buchanan, colored, who was arrested Friday by the local police on Infor- j mat Ion furnished by a colored com panion for tin* murder in 181if> of his brother Cyrus, on a farm belonging to A lee fiickinsop, on Mild Fork, eight , miles above Falls AlUls, Vn. Buchanan claims that, the killing was accidental, but under the con* j slant, fire of questions from Chief .Mays he told many conflicting stories and the chief, while he does not re member the affair In detail, has a knowledge of it and It Is Ids belief that the man Is guilty of wilful mur der. Buchanon states that he was arrested at Welch for this murder and that tlie Virginia authorities could not furnish sufficient evidence to hold him Consequently he was released, later,' he states, he was arrested In a Penn I Isylvanln mining town for the murder of Jlni Lyre in Hheldon, N. C. six ! years ago but was released for la* k of evidence. 1 Mr. Mays who has a thorough kno*«| I leflge of criminal* think* he has a good catch and he state* that he be l h'ves Muchanon I* n much wanted "tian and he will thoroughly invests gate his past before he will be given ids liberty. Muchanon claims that hi* mother and father and two brothers were witnesses to the tragedy anti that 'their testimony will dear htni. His brother*, he states, are now in the army. Chief May* was aceompanled by hit* wife who is suffering from eye trouble and rame to be treated by a Minefield specialist. I —-_ R. R. STRIKE - ^ A Meeting of the Cabinet is Called Today to Deal With the Situation MAY BECOME GENERAL TONIGHT Paris Crowded With Tour ists Who Are Trying to Get Away I’arlH, Oct. It. Fearing tlmt u atrlko on tho Greitt Northern rail-* road will spread to stato railways and completely paralyse t rattle all over France, a mooting of the cabinet was called todoj to deal with situa tion. Tho strike loader openly boasted to day thut they had secured promises from employes of the stale railroads to strike tonight. If tills is brought about all means of passenger and freight rail tr|ftlc will be tied up. 1‘uris is crowded with tourists and ninny of them tried to get away fear ing the city would be Isolated for an indefinite period. THE COLONEL IN OLD SI. LOUEY Makes Several Speeches and Has a Strenuous Day in the Old Town St. Louis Mo., Oct. It. Col. Roose velt arrived in St. l<ouls at 7 o'clock this morning and was met by a recep-1 tlon committee and taken direct to the hotel for breakfant with 600 mem bers of the Huainoxs Men's Leaguei present. He will make several speeches dur ing the day and will leave here to-! morrow morning for Springfield III. A 8trenuoug Day. St. I/Oltis, Oct. II. Col. Roosevelt arrived here this morning an I will! spend the most strenuous div of ii>n' trip. If the program arrange! Ijy the local committee is adhered to. 'the Trallle Cluh atul the HuhIti'hm Mens League have charge of the dlstlnguisn ed guest and will set him a merry pace. A breakfast at the St ]/nils Club, arranged by the Traffic Club, started fhe day. The Riidti^M M *nV League will act as host at two • .o'tlfi. I a public luncheon an 1 a dinner, t «:*. Roosevelt Is expected to make a few remarks after each feed, but his most Important address will be delivered' tonight at the Coliseum and Is expect ed to deal with political topics. Drive.«| about the city and a visit to the avia tlon meet will occupy the time of fh » visiting party between eating and talking. SPEAKING SATURDAY Don’! forget the Democratic speak ing Saturday, Oct. 15. Princeton ral ]y begins at I o'clock In the afternoon and the speakers, floor go Myrne of Charleston and M. W. Pendleton of Princeton will be In Minefield Satur day night under the auspices of the Minefield Club. LONE BANDIT'S SPEEDY WOBK Memphis, Oct. 11.—A lone bandit held up a saloon last night, backed out with $7.r». then robbed a man with whom he collided and made his es cane in the space of three minutes. I J Believed Also Ethel LeNeve Will Be Held as an Accessory After the Fact JUDGE S CHARGE TO THE JURY £ _ Declared that there is Evi dence to Hold the Doc tor’s Companion London, Oct. II. Thut Dr. Crip pen will im indicted for the murder of Ills wife and that Hthel LeNeve will In* Indicted hh un accessory after fact will bo handed down, was inude evident when Judge Fulton charged the grand Jury at the opening of the court today. I be Crippen ease is a feature of calendar for this term In the Old Mailoy court. The Judge declared theraT ia abundant evidence to wurrunt u Due hill against Crippen and ho (bought sulllciont to indict Miss L« Nevo. Two Continents Intsrssted i I i|)|)<,n Mind to roiuo liOtidon, Oct. 11—Dr. Harvey H, Crlppen will soon be brought to trial ror the murder of his wife, Mrs. Cora Crlppen, known on the stage as Belle 101 more. The sensational case, which has arouse I tho interest of the people >( two continents, Is set down for the criminal sessions opened today. Homo days will be occupied with minor hearings before Crlppen and bis al leged accomplice, Miss Ethel LeNove, race the bar of justice*, but it is prob nble the case will be called about a week from today, Oct. ik. 'Hie evidence adduced at tho In* tuesi was considered very strong, the weakest link in the chain of evidence being the identification of the body ■opposed to up that of Crippon's wire. Experts admitted that there was noth ing to identify the remains as I hose or the doctor's actress wife, and were unable to state positively that the body was that of a woman. Tho cor oner admitted that the body was un usually slim, but Instead nevertheless that the icumins were undoubtedly human. Physicians who will testify at tl.e trial of Crlppen frankly say that the/ will not bo able to swear that the mutilated rem.tlna were* those of a woman, all indications of Hex bav'tig been removed, but they will assert that the rem tins were more ’Ike ly those of a woman than a man. Several women friends of the actress will ics ilfy that she had a peculiar ajar, and physicians will swear that a marie round on a piece of skin resembled a •rear. A piece of hair found with tne body, which Is now carefully pro«*-rv •d by the court officials, will he Iden tified by several people as similar to Hie hair of Belle Elmore. One of the most damning phases of Hie evidence against Crlppen will be lhe testimony of physicians that hyos t'ln was found in the body and proof (Continued on Page 9ix) H. K. French, news agent on the Norfolk it Western, and Undertaker S. Hawkins will leave tomorrow for St. Paul, Va., where they will look over the graven of twenty Union soldiers who were killed during the Civil war, for the purpose of making an estimate of the cost involved in removing the bodies to the National Cemetery at Arlington near Washing ton, Mr. French discovered the grave yard several"years ago while with a engineering party for the Clinchfleld, Carolina & Ohio, And reported it to the War Department. The Depart ment has asked Mr. Hawkins to make an estimate of the cost of removing the bodies.