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C W. METSKER, Pub. and Prop. PLYMOUTH, - - INDIANA. NOVEMBER I90I UN UOX TUB WIS TBO mi . BAT O O o o o X. 2 3 4 S 8 7 O O IO IX 12 13 14 IS IB 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 2& 23 2G 27 28 29 3Q MliS MIS Of I U Items of Genera! Interest Told in Paragraphs. COMPLETE NEWS SUMMARY. Brccrd of TI ppral n of Moeh or Llttlf Importance from All Tart of the Civ ilized World Incident. Enterprise. Accident, Verdict. Crimea and War French minister of foreign affaiig in structed the lawyer of the French em bassy at Constantinople to ascertain how Turkey proposes to pay the Lo rando claim. French fleet arrives in Turkish waters. Fight in which Colonel Benson was killed turns out to have been a des perate battle. Percentage of loss on both sides exceedingly heavy. President of the United States of Co lombia kidnaped by the orders of the political leaders of the country and carried into the mountains. Wife of Prince Albert of Belgium gave birth to a son. the heir presump tive to the throne. Tampa cigar manufacturers seeking expert cirgarmakers in Cuba to replace strikers. British government to send 5,000 more cavalrymen to South Africa. Firemen at New York made a living thain of themselves and rescued the members of six families from a burn ing building at Mount Vernon. California orange planter followed eloping daughter to St. Joseph, Mich., to prevent her marriage, but found no trace of her there. Drunken comrades of Kentucky la borer charged with tying him to a rail way track so a train cut off his feet. Thomas W. Prior of Chicago in vented cotton gin claimed to be an Im provement over Whitney machine, Mississippi man confessed murdering his father after his mother committed perjury to save him. Wu Ting Fang declared the stories of his recall are so persistent he would not be surprised if they weie true. He has had no official notice yet from his government. Government geological surveyor found extensive deposits of copper ores In Alaskan islands. Services at the Holy Name cathe dral, Chicago, stopped during high mass because of the presence in the congregation of Father Crowley, the excommunicated priest, who refused to leave at the request of the pastor. Roland A. Swan, former assistant to the town treasurer, has pleaded guilty to 2S0 counts charging embez zlement from Arlington, Mass. Andrew Carnegie has given Los Gatos, Cal., JlG.OoO for a library build ing. Albert J. Learning, a farmer, tried to drive across the St. Paul tracks ahead of a train at Dawson, Iowa, and was killed. Charges against Robert Aitchison and two stablemen on his ranch of having purchased government oat3 sto!en from Fort Keogh, Mont., have been dismissed, the government being unable to prove guilty knowledge. Two soldiers who delivered the oats will probably be tried by court-martial. Eleven children died of tetanus at St Louis after treatment with anti toxino for diphtheria. Tetanus germs In the medicine the cause of death. Writ cf mandamus authorized by the recent decision in the teachers tax case will prooably be issued today at Springfield, Iii. Waitress in a restaurant at Troy, N. Y., learned she was stolen when a baby. Her father a western banker. Train on Pennsylvania road wrecked near Plymouth, Ind., and two persons killed and four hurt. French squadron did not return to Toulon as reported, but is on its way to take possession of a Turkish port Abductors of Miss Stone holding out for the ?110,000 ransom they originally demanded. Negotiations still under way. Pan-American Exposition closed Sat urday night with a display of fire works. The total attendance up to Friday night was 8,200,000. General Ritchener reported defeat of troops under Colonel Benson In south ern Transvaal, and 66 officers and men . killed and 179 wounded. Mrs. Lucy Black has been held with out bail at Bozeman, Mont., on the charge of poisoning her husband, a wealthy stockman. Yaqui Indians massacred thirty Mex ican ranchmen in a battle near Onaias. Four hundred employes at Illinois Central shops, Burnside, 111., were laid off work. Duke of York arrives at Portsmouth, England. Evidence In the Schley case practi cally completed. Arguments are to be gin on Monday, and the court may take a month to review the testimony be fore announcing its decision. Two students of Northwestern Acad emy, Chicago, paid $18 In fines for Halloween pranks. SAFE-WRECKERS IN .IOWA. (rack men Use Explosives to Bob Two Western Baaks. Des Moines telegram: The bank of Arispe was entered by two robbers, who blew open the safe with nitro glycerin, knocking out a portion of the ."ront of the one-story brick building. About $450 was secured by the robb?rs. vho left their safe-blowing tools in -he bank. While the robbers were at work a heavy rainstorm was in prog ress. The sheriff, with a posse, is fo! lowing the robbers, who were seen to leave town. Matlock, Iowa, telegram: Burglars looted the Bank of Matlock of $2,000. of which $300 was silver. There were six men in the gang, all heavi y arm.jd. four kept guard whiie two went in side. Three heavy shots of dynamite were fired, waking a good many peo ple. The safe and vault were wrecked and the building is badly wrecked An old man in an adjoining buildin? was compelled to go back to bed and keep still. LATEST MARKET QUOTATIONS. Spring Wheat No. 1 northern, llh'n'Zc; No. 2, TO'zTOTsc: No. 3. 6&U$j70ttc: No. 4. G0f;6t;c: no grade, t0c. Winter WheatNo. 2 fid, 72T772'ic- No. 3. 63'-4&71c; No. 2 hard, TTUc; No. 3. TOViöW&c: No. 4 good. 70?8c. Corn No. 2. SC-kc; No. 2 yellow, '0c: No. J. CGVöCc; No. 3 white, UlYzc; No. i yellow, &738c. Oats No. 4 white, Z&VGX)ic: No. 3. 37c; No. 3 white. SD40c; No. 2, 37'ic; No. 2 white. 39,,LG40c. Cattle Native beef steers. $4.73'?T6.35; western steers. $3.7075.25: Texas steers, J3jKi4.00; cows and heifers stronger, $2.803.80: canners, $1.252.70: stockers and feeders, $150.g4..?); calves. J3.o4i5 Co; bulls, stags, etc.. Jl.7Wi3.75. Hogs Heavy, J.'i.S7G.10: mixed, J-oSTHl 5.90: light. $3.Sf55.yu: pigs. $5.4CKi5.73. Sheep Fair wethers. I3.3OSj3.50: ewes. JESS'S 3.00: common and stock sheep, S2.S03 3.40; lambs. tWaiZft. Cranberries. $3. .".ft 6.00 per brl. Grapes, baskets, 8 lbs., blacks. l-V-SilKc: baskets ot 8 lbs., Niagaras, 2)c. Beans Pea beans, hand picked. $1.92; medium, hand picked. I1.S5G1.S7. Butter Creamery, extra choice, 21c: seconds, HtfU'cc: dairies, choice, ISc. Cheese New poods. Full cream dais ies, choice. NKtlO'ie: Young Americas. 1"? 10'4c. Kffg3. irc. Hay Choice timothy, $13 $13.50; No. 1, $12112.50; choice prairie. HSU 14.00. Green Fruits Apples, brls., green ings. $3.25i3.50: Northern Spies. !.3',j 2.75; Ben Davis, $'2MCa2.lO; common stock, 51.501.75. Potatoes White stock rurals, 67c; common. I'j'aCAc. Poultry Iced stock: Turkey gobblers. TjSc: chickens and hens, scald.:d, 7c; ducks, fcfiDc: geese, C7c. Earl Russell Is Married. Earl Russell and Mrs. Somerville were married at the registry office in London Thursday. The matrimonial difficulties of Earl Russell have been aired in the English courts many times. He secured a divorce from his first wife, who still goes by the name of Countess Russell, in Nevada last April, and promptly married Mollie Somerville, who had secured a divorce from her Scottish husband at the same time and in the same state. A ques tion was raised in England as to th validity of the Earl's American de cree. He was tried as a peer in the House of Lords and sentenced to three months' imprisonment. The cere mony just performed in London legiti mizes his second marriage. Ton of Silver Is Missing. A ton of siver bullion mysteriously disappeared from the Criminal Court room at Omaha. The silver figured as an exhibit in a junk stealing case, and had been left in the courtroom await ing such time as the proper owners should claim it The junk dealers were acquitted on a charge of having bought stolen propertj'. The smelter, to which the bullion is said to have belonged, took no steps to recover it, and the court had no power to remove It. When court was convened Thurs day morning the silver was gone. The janitor says a dray drove up to the building Wednesday night, and that four men carried the bars away. Judge Baker is much perplexed and is tak ing steps to locate the metal. Jumbo II. Assaults Keeper. Jumbo IT.. said to be the largest ele phant in captivity, became furious in his quarters at the exposition grounds in Buffalo and nearly killed his keep er, Henry Mullen. The animal is al ways kept tightly chained, and when Mullen was at work in the elephants' stall the beast seized him in his trunk and hurled him to the lloor. He tried vainly to trample on the keeper, but the chains held fast, although some of the stakes to which they were fastened were broken. It was impossible for hini to step on Mullen or to gore him. so the elephant lashed him with his: trunk. Mullen is now In the Eme g n cy hospital with four broken ribs, a broken ankle and severe wounds about the head and face. He will recover. Fire Started by ItoMr. Larned, Kas., telegram: Shell's big livery barn was burned, together with twenty-five head of horses and a large lot of buggies and harness. At the same time the Santa Fe railroad safe was blown to pieces with dynamite and the depot badly wrecked. It is be lieved the safe blowers set the livery stable on fire in order to attract the crowd to another part of town while they worked on the Santa Fe safe. Over a dozen shots were exchanged between the robbers and citizens who rushed to the depot. In the darkness and confusion the robbers escaped. They secured no booty. Nation to Control Toxin. The deaths resulting from the use of anti-toxin at St. IxjuIs has strength ened the impression among the Na tional Live Stock association that the general government ought to have the entire matter of anti-toxins In charge. Dr. Charles Giesswell, the veterinarian of the association, has been requested at Denver to draw up a resolution on the subject. Thi3 resolution will be presented before the National Live Stork convention next month in Chi cago, and a fight will be made to se cure national legislation this winter. (ioTrmment Ilujrs Indian Lands. Major Mclaughlin, special agent of the Interior department, has conclud ed a treaty at Devils Lake, N. D., with the Fort Totten reservation Indians nd the government. The Indians agree to sell 104.000 acres for $5."0,000. the sum of $143,000 to be paid after ratification and $20.000 a year for twenty years. They also agree to re linquish all rights to a recognized :lalm against the government of $80.- 1 )00. Senator Han.sborough believes I the reservation will be ready for set tlement next spring. NEAR I IilHIS Testimony in Schley Case Will L'nd Soon. ADMIRAL AGAIN TO SPEAK. Will Go Over 111 Evidence as Officially Reported So as to Correct Error Sylvester Srovel, a Neitapaper Man, Gives Testimony. Washington dispatch: The hands of the elongated antique timepiece which stands against the wall in the hall oc cupied by the Schley court of inquiry pointed to 12:45 o'clock in the after noon when Judge- Advocate Lcmly an nounced that he had no more witness es to call, and Mr. Rayner. following him. said that no witnesses would be summoned on behalf of Admiral Schley in sur-rebuttal. For a moment it ap peared as if the famous ca e was about to reach a su.iden conclusion, but this delusion was soon dissipated by the anouncement by Captain Lcmly that he might ask to be al'.owed to bring in one more witness on this week and a statement that Admiral Schley him self would desire to return to the stand again to correct errors In his evidence as officially reported. Schley Upon the Stand Monday. There is probability that the Admir al will consume considerable time in going over the printed record of what he said, and there is also an under standing that he will make some ad ditions to his former statements, but it Is not believed that beyond what he may have to say there will be much more testimony taken in the case. The only witness the judge advocate still has In mind Is Lieutenant Strauss, and Captain Lemly taid today that if his attendance could be secured he would detain the court for only a short time. Captain Sigsbee will also return to the stand for the purpose cf making corrections in the testimony given Friday by him. These de tails completed, the argument of coun sel will begin, and then counsel and the public will withdraw and leave the court to its deliberations. The task before the court is not a light one, and it may be weeks before the final verdict will be reached. The members of the tribunal are evidently prepar ing to devote considerable time to the consideration of the testimony, for they have taken rooms in the city for this purpose. The testimony covers 1,600 printed pager, and the court has sat thirty-six days in listening to it. With the additions yet to be made in the way of arguments and docu ments the record will probably run over 1,700 pages. The day's witnesses were Sylvester Scovel, a former newspaper corre spondent, who saw service in the Cuban campaign: Lieutenant John Hood, who commanded the Hawk dur MRS. CARRIE CHAPMAN CATT, Mrs. Carrie Chapman Cat, president of the American Woman's Suffrage as sociation, has been in Omaha arrang ing for the state convention of the as sociation. Mrs. Catt told of her efforts to bring representatives of the nations of the world together at the interna tional conference to be held in Wash ington the week of Nov. 12. She ex pects fourteen different nations will be represented at the conference. "We now have the co-operation of England, Canada, Russia and Australia," said Fight In Samar; 16 Are Killed. Twelve men of Company G of the Ninth Infantry, under Sergeant Will ford, sent from Baseyto San Antonio, Samar Island, to report the number of bolomen In that vicinity, wtre vi ciously attacked by 140 insurgents, who rushed on them with great vio lence, killing two and wounding twö. Fourteen insurgents were killed. Will ford remained cool and collected dur ing the attack and the survivors say he acted splendidly. Supposed Murder and Bulclde. The bodies of Walter Snyder and Minnie Reichsteller were found on Mount l'enn, Pa., with bullet holes through their temples. A pistol was lying by Snyder's side, and It is sup posed he killed the girl and then com mitted suicide. The couple left a letter In which they said that their love af fairs had been Interfered with and that they had decided to die together. They had been keeping company for some time. He was 20 years of age and the girl 21. XX. ing the Spanish war, and a number of officers who were heard yesterday and who returned to the stand to correct testimony. Mr. Scovel said that while on the press boat Somers N. Smith as a newspaper correspondent on May 27 or 2S it came up with the St Paul, of which Captain Sigsbee was in com mand, off the shore of Santiago. There was a conversation with Captain Sigs bee through the megaphone and hw himself had used the megaphone in conducting the interview. The witness said the Somers N. Smith was about seventy-five or a hundred feet from the St. Paul during the conversation. Sigsbee and Spanish Fleet. "Give us as nearly as you can the words of that conversation," said Cap tain Lemly. "We had been sent to find Commo dore Schley, and the first question of course wa3 'Where is Schley?' The answer from Captain Sigsbee was: You will find him in the Yucatan pas sage Then, inasmuch as our boat was very slow. I asked him to advise me whether he thought we could catch Commodore Schley if we fol lowed him. and he stated "Yes."' "The second question was. 'Where is Cervera?' In answer to that Cap tain Sigsbee did not speak for a mo ment. He consulted with somebody on the bridge of the ship and then answered: 'I am not sure, but we caught an English collier trying to sneak into the harbor this morning.' That was all the conversation I re member to have had with Captain Sigsbee personally. Other men on the boat had some conversation with him." "Did Captain Sigsbee during any time of the conversation inform you that the Spanish squadron was not in Santiago?" "He did not tell us that the Span iards were not there." On cross-examination Mr. Scovel said he had been at the megaphone only a part of the time. He could not say whether others on board the press boat had talked with Captain Sigsbee. "Then," asked Mr. Rayner, "are you prepared to say on your oath that no one In your boat asked Captain Sigsbee whether Cervera was not in the harbor at Santiago?" May Have Talked to Others. "It is possible," was the reply, "that a conversation might have taken place on the part of some one else, but as the Smith was a small boat and as conversation must necessarily be in a loud tone of voice I think I would have heard it if there bad een any." "Are yo'i then prepared to say that the testimony of Mr. Hare, in which he said that Captain Sigsbee had said that the Spanish were not at Santiago, Is false?" "No. I am not prepared to say that his statement is false, and that no such conversation took place, but I can swear that nothing of the kind was said while I was conducting the con versation, and I conducted the princi pal part of It." WOMAN'S SUFFRAGE LEADER. Mrs. Catt, "and the success of the pro ject is assured. The plan is to receive and hear reports on the status of wo men of all the civilized nations and their dependencies, with the object ot compiling volumes of full and com plete reports on the status of the wo men of the world, socially, legally, in dustrially, religiously, educationally, and politically. This will be the first such conference in the history of the world and its result must be manifold and invaluable to women." To Die on Same Gallows. Steven Clark, white, and Zeb Crite, a negro, were sentenced to be hanged from the same gallows at Poplar Bluff. Mo., on Dec. 23. Clark stabbed Alice Giles to death last June while in a jealous rage. Crite in Septem ber last called Thomas Gatlln to his door and shot him dead. Will Gatlin and Ike Torrence. negroes, were ar rested as accessories, and the former was found guilty of murder in the first degree. He will be sentenced next week. Negro Educator to Hang. Prof. C. H. Sparks, a well known negro educator, was sentenced in the supreme court at Opelika, Ark., to be hanged on December 20 for the mur der several weeks ago of Jake Inger soll. Sparks is a graduate of the Chi cago University and an unusually In telligent negro. Ii.? and Ingersoll's wife decided to put the husband out of the way. Sparks killed him with a shotgun one evening while he was eat ing supper. It is probable that the woman will share Sparks' fate or at least receive a heavy sentence- REPORT IURKEYW1LL YIELD France's Naval Threat Has the Desired Effect. WILL PAY QUAY INDEMNITY. Mediterranean Squadron Returns Sud deuly to Toulon Resistance by Sultan Would Result in a Conflict Position Taken by the Other Natious. Paris dispatch: Advices received from Toulon late at night would imply that the Freurh naval demonstration in the Mediterranean has had the desired cf feet to make Turkey yiold to the demand.- of Fraueo. The following dis patch was revived from Toulon: "The complete M dilt i r.uican squadron re turn to Toui-j.u t Iiis veiling and an chored in the roadstead." This would include Admit .;! Caillard's division, Those de pa nine Las thus either been WENT OVER NIAGARA Mrs. Anna Edson Taylor, the woman who went over Niagara Falls in a barrel the other day and escaped un harmed save for the shock to her nerves, was 43 years old on the day she took her plunge to world-wide notoriety. Mrs. Taylor is a native of Auburn, N. Y. At 17 she was married to a young medical student, who left her a widow when she was 20. Since that time she has earned a livelihood for herself, principally as an instruct or in dancing. She is an intelligent and amiable woman. It was while in Bav Cv, Mich., that she conceived countermanded or postponed. It would Imply that the government has re ceived news from Constantinople since morning which has not yet been di vulged and which has induced a change of plan. It was reported that Admiral Caillard had been ordeied to cruise within leach of a dispatch boat today for possible further instructions, and it is significant that the torpedo boat destroyer Hallebardo left Toulon at full speed during the afternoon to rc join the squadron. A dispatch from Toulon to the Figaro i onfirms the re port of the return of the entire squad ron and adds that Admiral Caülard's division is still held in icadiness to sail at a moment's notice. FditoriaUy the Figaro and other morning papers ex press surprise at this perplexing and unexplained move after the dispatch of Admiral Caillard to the Levant had been officially announced. The decis ion to make a naval demonstration against Turkey was taken at a meeting of the cabinet Tuesday, at whi. h M. Delcasse. the minister cf foreign af fairs, explained the sultan's procrasti nation icgarding the French demands and the quay tHspnus. Strenulli of I renvli Vqiiitdron. Admical Caillard s squadron consists of the armored cruisers Admiral Püthuau. Chanzy and Latouc-he-Tre-vllle; the second-class cruisers Du Chayla and Cassard. and the third class cruiser Galilee. The crews ag gregate 2,2G men. but t'ic vessels will also carry landing parties. The news papers approve the government's de cision. The Journal ds Debats srys: "Everyone at Constantinople and the other capitals must he awire that France and Russia are coy-pletely in accord on this matter. Under these circumstances st is difficult to believe that Ue Ottoman government will not come to its sense, and i crm'zing its error be. ire it is too late relieve us of the necessity of u-ing othr u eans than those of uiplom.icy and courteous dis cussion." La Liberte re.narks that thr Clotted for l.ack of Coil. Altoona. Pa., telegram: The Altoona Iron Company, the largest industry outside of the Pennsylvania railroad company's shops in this city, employ ing several hundred men. has closed down Indefinitely because it is impos sible to f ecu re coal. This is due to the ar famine existing on the Penn sylvania lines occasioned by the enor mous freight traffic. The local car F.hop.'i i're working double time to sup ply the demand. Lake Shore Knlne, xplodes. A Lake Shore and Michigan South ern locomotive leased by the Pittsburg and Lake Erie Road, blew up near Shanopin station. Pa., killing one man and Injuring three others. The vic tims were: Harry Walters, engineer, of Sheraden. Pa . killed instantly; J. F. Sullivan, Cleveland; W. II. Porter, Ashtabula. Ohio; B. S. Joy, Youngs town, Ohio. Walters was a Pittsburg and Lake Erie engineer who was pilot ing the Lake Shore new. Of the In jured Sullivan, who is badly Bcalded i and suffering fit in shock, may die. fact that Admiral Cal Hard har em barked 2,000 marines Is a warning to the porte that France will not stop be fore a slight show of resistance, but will go to the end, even though war should ensue. Attitude of Other Nations. Washington telegram: M. Margerie, the charge d'affaires of the French em bassy here, had a short interview with Secretary Hay in the afternoon, after which the secretary left at once for the white house. M. Margerie may be considered an expert in matters per taining to the Levant, having spent several years at Constantinople re cently as an attache of the French em bassy. He feels confident that there is not the slightest danger of a disso lution of the concordat owing to the action of the French government in sending warships to make a naval demonstration in Turkish waters and to seize a customs port. The other na tions parties to the concordat under stand the situation perfectly, In fact, most cf them have grievances and claims themselves like the French com plaints, so they may look with com- FALLS IN A EAHREL. the idea of making her unique and terrible trip over the greatest cataract in the world. After her arrival at the Falls she showed herself possessed of a coolness and a nerve seldom seen even in men. On the morning after her awful experience she sought out the coroner and told him that if she had been prevented from taking the plunge she would have committed sui cide. She begged the coroner not to interfere with any person who might seek to imitate her, as she was con vinced that such interposition would result in the self-destruction of the person involved. placency upon the effort? to make the porte meet its obligations. Youthful Copy of 1'at Crowe. A 12-year-old boy named Souihwick kidnaped the 6-year-old son of G. W. Ryan, a prominent grocor of Great Falls. Mont., and sent a note to the lather demanding $1,500 ransom, threatening to ram fine pieces of glass into the child's eyes and ?ut off his hands unless the demand was complied with. Mi. Ryan notified the police, who arrested young Southwick short lv after the Ryan boy had arrived at I his father's store unharmed, having been released by Southwick. South wick confessed that he did the deed ot his own volition, and that he had no accomplices. He expressed no repent ance, and said: "I would have hit the old man for $S,000 if I thought he would have stood for it." New Alaska Gold Diggings. With the ending of the season in Dawson came news of a big find of gold on Lower Dominion. Details had not been given out, but it was said that as much as $2 to the pan had been taken out. The news was brought by the steamer City of Seattle, which has arrived at Vancouver. B. C, from Skagway with 228 passengers. The Yukon River is still open and two more boats left this week for Dawson. The Hora came up the river, arriving last Saturday night. The weather was quite moderate when the steamer left and there were crowds of people who still wished to come out. Unri;larH Itansack a House. The residence at Niles, Mich., ot Leonide Keating, professor of the sci ence of physical culture, was robbed, the burglars taking jewelry valued at upwards of $1,000. Mr. Keating Is In New York city and Mrs. Keating was in Chicago when the burglary took place. She returned to find that the house had been ransacked from top to bottom. Admirer of Czoljrosz Sentenced. Dominick Izzi, an Italian shoemaker, was sent to the Albany penitentiary for eighteen months by Recorder Marschauser of Poughkeepsle for de claring that Czolgosz did his duty and ought to be praised instead of execut ed for the murder of President Mc Kinley. Fearing that he could not ronvict upon the charge of anarchy, the recorder made the nominal ac cusation against Izzi that of conduct ing a disorderly house. Entombed Sixty-One Hours. After being entombed in the High land Boy mine at Bingham, Utah, for jslxty-one hours, Charles Nutting was taken cut by the rescuing party that baa been constantly at work since the cave-in occurred. He was alive, but very weak. The space in which he was imprisoned was so small that he was unable to stand. A plentiful supply of fresh air, however, served to pro long life. William Anderson Is still in the mine and the rescuers will continue at work until he is found. There la no hope, however, of finding him alivA ..jszJ fill liIEJflJKlI The Bulgarian Brigands Refuse Less Than 3110,000. PLAYING FOR BIG STAKES. (ioverumeut Authorities Unable So Far to Connect Turkey with Ml s Stone's Case Saiuakov Missionaries Negotiat ing with Kidnapers. Washington dispatch: An Indisposi tion continut s to be manifested by he brigand; holding Miss Stone to urrender tho woman until they have .ceived ti e full amount of the ran oia they have demanded. Despite :he arguments u.-cd by the American liplomats and missionaries who are conducting the negotiations, tue brig .t'uis have nor :ut - 'h" sum they u irjina'.iy f;x d nor hve thry in'irnat- l any intention oi doing 00. it is vid cat they beMrve it can bo raised and. having rlayed for a large stake, they do not propose to relinquish a. portion of it. Mr. Eddy has been fur ninshed with authority to pay over to Miss Stone's abductors $63,000 the mo ment she is surrendered, but through the missionaries he is endeavoring to induce them to accept a smaller sum. The way in which Mr. Eddy has been conducting the difficult negotiations is entirely satisfactory to Secretary Hay, who has approved the measures he has adopted. May Tearh Turkey a Lesson. While the question of demanding an indemnity from Turkey has not been considered on account of the lack of evidence showing Turkey's responsi bility, officials are watching the effect of the naval demonstration which France will make in Turkish waters because of the lesson it will teach. .May Murder the Captives. Sofia, Nov. 4. The best method of transmitting the lansoni demanded by the brigands for the release of Miss Ellen M. Stone, the abducted Ameri can missionary, and of assuring the safety of the captives, are the matters now engaging the attention of the Samakov missionaries, who are nego tiating with the kidnapers. It is felt that unusual precautions are necessary in order to safeguard Miss Stop.e and the others, as there undoubtedly is danger that the captives will be mur dered after the ransom is paid. Reception to Re Given Miss Stone. Americans are preparing a reception for Miss Stone upon her release. The Russian minister. M. Bakhmeteff, ex pects a letter soon from the kidnaped missionary and the brigands through the envoy sent last Friday, it is be lieved that Miss Stone will be at Philippopolis November 8 at the dedi cation of the new American church there. After that she will doubtless go to the United States to see her relatives. It is hoped that Miss Stone will be able to reach American by Thanksgiving day if she is released by the brigands. Call Ailment Tainel Knee. "Tunnel knee" is the latest Harlem (N. Y.) disease in certain sections, and it seems likely to take rank with the "bicycle face" and other like ailments. It is caused by the blasting in the rapid transit subway work. Pe destrians on Ienox avenup were the first to get "tunnel knee." and it ap pears coincident with the setting off of a blast. As this is done at inter vals from T o'e'ock in the morning un til midnight, few escape. The symp toms are an irresistible desire on the part of one's knees to wabble and slip from under, al'owing the pedestrian to sit down suddenly in the middle of the street. Six laeiisers Are Injured. Little Reck, Aik., telegram: Passen ger train Xo. 321 on th? Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad, which left Little Rock for Fort Smith at 5:40 a. m., was telescoped at Mayilower by a west-bound freight train. The rear coach of the passenger tram was de molished and six passengers were in jured. a. follows: A. T. Osborn. Hot Springs. Ark., serious: C. A. Ault. Lit tle Rock: C. J. Tuniptin. Peaksville. Mo.: MUs Nellie Rindell, Conway, Ark.: B. K. Pugh. traveling man ot New York; J. H. Smith. Waco. Texas. Missouri I'or-.ts in I'lamex. The worst fare.st fires since 1S:. are raging a few miles south of Poplar Bluff. Mo. The Woods have been in flames for three days and thousands of cattle and horses are in danger. Farmers and stockmen have turned out to fight the flames, but they have made very little progress. The fire will cause a famine for feed for cattle this winter on account of the drought this sum mer cutting crops short. Leased I.ocomotie Fklvdrs Pittsburg. Pa., dispatch: A Lake Shore and Michigan Southern locomo tive leased by the Tlttsburg and Lake Erie road blew up near Shanopln sta tion, killing Harry Walters of Sheri dan, Pa., and severely Injuring three others. Labor War Causes Murder. Two machinists working in the Southern shops at Columbia, S. C. Walter Binder and William Seaver were shot while in their homes by a party of nun. Seaver was killed in stantly and Binder seriously wounded. According to Binder the attacking men were former strikers. Harry Jones and Arthur McCraney have been ar rested. McCraney claims that he did the shooting in self-defense. The strike long since ended, but it is said there is still feeling against the men who took the p!aces of the strikers. Samar Is llloekaded. Fourteen warships are maintaining a strict blockade of the Island of Sa mar, with the result that the Insur gents there are not able to obtain sup plies of any kind from outside the island. Captain Spellman and Lieu tenant Jones of the forty-third regi ment, who were convicted of illicit trading and bribery, have been sen tenced to five and three years impris onment respecthely. Tbfy have been taken to Manila, en route to Fort Leavenworth, wneie they will be imprisoned.