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M1.I..I .Hl.ll.. ..w THE EVENING BULLETIN. VOLUME XXII. MAYSVILLE, KY., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1903 NUMBER 259. T Tt"v?'W.'''"lWi'v,. A FILM) WOMAN, Claims That She Was'Wedded to Lieut Sidney S. Burbank, Sixth Infantry. THE OFFICER DENIES THE CHARGE He Filed a Suit to Annul the Alleged Marriage in Order to Clear His Record. Lieut. Burbank, It Is Reported, Is Be trothed to a Society Girl of Leav enworth, Kan., Where He Is Now Stationed. , Leavenworth, Kan., Sept. 2C First Lieut Sidney S. Burbank, Sixth In fantry, stationed at Fort Leavenworth, filed Bult In tho district court Friday to annul a pretended marriage with Mrs. Conception Vazques, a Filipino woman. Tho filing of this suit Is the outcome of o charge mado by Mrs. iVazques to tho war department last spring that Lieut. Burbank was mar ried to her while In the Philippine is lands and that she was his lawful wlfo and wanted him to support her. The first notice of this alleged marriage was made public after tho announce ment of the betrothal of Lieut Bur bank to a society girl of Leavenworth. Tho story of the Filipino marriage of Lieut. Burbank, which he says is a fraud, comes from Valladollld prov ince, where Lieut Burbank was In command of a garrison of United States troops in 1901. Mrs. Vazques, .who was a widow with three small children, lived In the village where the garrison was situated. Lieut Burbank came to Fort Leav enworth a year ago and a report fol lowed him that ho was married to a Filipino woman and was the father of n newborn baby. The Filipino widow followed this by filing copies of docu ments, pretending to be a marriage contract with Lieut. Burbank. To offset this Lieut. Burbank and Corp. Burns sent affidavits to the war department stating that Lieut Bur bank was not in the village but out on a camplgn on the date of the pretend ed marriage. Also that there was no notice of the marriage posted or an nounced by the town criers going up and down the streets of the village and proclaiming It according to the Filipino custom, and that the pretend ed marriage was a fraud and any doc uments to back it was a forgery. It is said that Lieut Burbank's solu tion of the affair is that a justice of the peace and president of the village, where Burbank commanded troops, was Imprisoned for six months for in subordination; that the justice had charge of the records and that in his eagerness to get even with Lieut Bur bank he permitted the woman to apply and to make out a marriage certifi cate. His object In filing the suit hero is to clear his record. Under the Kansas divorce laws the woman has 40 days In which to an swer. She will not have time to an Bwer, as It would require at least three months to prepare any defense and file it by a person now In the Phil ippines. CHARGED WITH PEONAGE. The Trial of Aaron and Archie Dill at Birmingham, Ala. Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 26. In the case of Aaron and Archie Dill, on trial before United States Commissioner Birch for peonage, the testimony tend ed to show that Charley Hudson, a Negro, had been stopped on the public road and forced to work on the farm of Marshal Dill; that at night he was placed In a cotton house without win dows and only ono door and that when he escaped Marshal Dill pursued and caught him; and after tying him to a tree, whipped him with a stick until the blood came In a stream. Also that ho waB paid nothing for hiB services and that his clothes and a little over ten dollars was confiscated by Marshal Dill and that during the time ho work ed thoro ho was beaten over the head and knocked down and that guns had been pointed at him and snapped. Emporia, Kan., Sept. 26. Dr. ChaE. Gardiner, ono of the best-known and most successful physicians in the west, dropped dead from heart failure while performing an operation at the homo of a patient Mayor Indicted By the Grand Jury. Mattoon, 111., Sept. 26. Mayor Fran cis M. Menko, of Mattoon, was Indict ed by a grand Jury on 29 counts charg ing him with malfeasance and misfea sance In office. Ho was arrested and bond was fixed at $2,500. Pensacola, Fla., Sept 26. Tho Ger man cruiser Falke, Capt Musculus, ar rived hero firing tho national salute aB sho passed the forts and navy yard. Tho vessel will remain until October 3 ,when she will sail for Kingston. CURTIS JETT 8ENTENCED. Ko Is to Hang December 18 For tho Assassination of Jim Cockrlll. Cynthlana, Ky., Sept. 26. In tho case of Curtis Jett, convicted for as sassination of Jim Cockrlll, at Jack son, Ky., on July 21, 1902, Judge Os borne ordered Jailer Craigmylo and Sheriff Leach to bring Jett into court Friday morning at 10:20. Judge Os borne ordered him to stand up, and in tho most unconcerned manner In the world, ho did so, at tho same time chewing a stick and looking about the room as the judge was reciting to him the indictment in tho caso and then asked him what he had to say why the death sentence should not be passed. Jett said: "Judge, I havo several rea sons, but I suppose that it is not worth while to mention them here." The judge told him that he had tried to give him a fair trial and to get all the witnesses here for him. Then he said to him: "You aro ordered to be taken back to jail, and it is the judgment of this court that between sunrise and sunset on December 18, 1903, that .you be hanged by the neck until you are dead by the sheriff of the county." Mr. Blanton, Jett's attorney, said: "Well, judge, there will be many sun rises and sunsets before he has been hanged." To which Judge Osborne said: "Well, It won't grieve me," and Jett said to the judge: "There are people in this county who will be grieved if I am not hung. But, judge, I do not think it would you, as you have given me a fair trial in this case." Judge Osborno then said he would send him for safe keeping to another jail, and Jett asked him please not to send him to Lexington jail, as he did not like that place. Mr. Blanton filed Friday morning grounds for a new trial and he will Friday afternoon make a motion and it will be In all probability overruled, and then the case will go to the court of appeals at Frankfort, Ky. DYNAMITE UNDER A BUGGY. Contractor Kilted and His Book keeper Badly Injured. Washington, Pa., Sept. 26. Samu?l T. Ferguson, of the Ferguson Con structlon Co., of Pittsburg, was in Stantly killed and his secretary, Chas. L. Martin, of Cincinnati, was proba bly fatally injured Friday by tho ex plosion of a stick of dynamite, which robbers placed under their buggy as they were driving along the road car rying $3,600 In a valise to pay off the men employed on construction work along the line of the Wabash railroad. The explosion tore the rig to pieces, killed Ferguson outright and throw Martin 200 feet, tearing the left arm almost from the socket. The satchel containing tho money is missing. Two men are under arrest In the camp of the construction company and several farmers believe they have one of the dynamiters cornered in an abandoned coal mine. It was In a ravine flanked on one side by a clump of small trees and on the other by a sloping field that the robbers placed the dynamite In the middle of the road and connected the explosive with a small insulated cop per wire to a battery. At the proper time they pressed a button, and the dynamite exploded. In the middle of the road was torn a hole 12 feet long, seven feet wide and four feet deep. Both horses were thrown 60 feet and both were blown to fragments. AN ENGINEER MURDERED. Private Detective Held Pending Investigation. An ,New York, Sept. 26. Frederick A. Verdu, a consulting engineer of the Holland Submarine Boat Co., was as saulted Friday night in West G5th street. At the timo of tho assault Verdu was in company with a private detective, John Phillips, with whom, it is said, he had been engaged for two days in watching a certain house In the street for some unknown pur pose. Phillips, who also bore marks of having been beaten, was detained as a suspicious person, pending an in vestigation by the police. Verdu died early Saturday morning. PRISONER SHOT TO DEATH. The Sheriff and His Posse Battled With the Mob. Lynchburg, Tenn., Sept. 26. After a desperate battle at the Jail door be tween the sheriff and several assist ants and 25 white men, in which one of the latter was shot and seriously wounded by tho sheriff, a Negro con fined in jail on a charge of assaulting a white woman, was taken out and shot to death by tho mob. Three of the lynchers were captured Inside tho jail by tho sheriff and held. One of them has confessed, implicating 13 members of tho mob. Middiesboro, Ky Sept. 26. John Jones shot and killed Lawrence Duffy on ono of tho principal streets of Mid diesboro Friday. BARS LIQUOR MEN. The Sovereign Grand Lodge 1. 0. 0. F. Voted Down a Resolu tion to Admit Them. NO FIXED SALARY FOR GEN. RANEY A Proposal to Admit to Membership Persons of Mixed Blood Was Defeated on a Vote. In the Prize Contest For the Exempli fication of the Degrees Several Indiana Lodges Carried Off $150 Silver Cups. Baltimore, Sept. 26. At tho session of the sovereign grand lodge, I. O. O. V., Friday a proposal to admit to mem bership persons of mixed blood was defeated, as was also a resolution to grant the patriarchs militant a direct representation in the sovereign grand lodge. Tho resolution to fix the salary of Gfn. M. A. Raney, commander of the patriarchs militant, at $1,200, was lost. His remuneration will consist of the profits on the sale of supplies to mem bers of that branch of the order. i After a spirited debate the resolu tion to permit liquor dealers to join the order was defeated. Prizes for the exemplification of de grees, contests for which occurred dur ing the week, were announced Friday night as follows: Initiatory degree, Meridian lodge, In dianapolis, Ind.; first degree, first prize, Federal City lodge, Washington D. C; second prize, Woodward lodgo, Woodward, la.; second degree, first prize, Woodward lodge, Woodward, la.; second prize, Meridian lodge, In dianapolis, Ind.; third degree, first prize, Columbus lodge, Washington, D. C; second prize, Woodward lodge, Richmond, Ind.; Itebekah degree, Syl via lodge, Indianapolis, Ind.; encamp ment degree, Cynosure lodge, Syra cuse, N. Y. The prizes consist of sil ver cups valued at $150 each. MRS. DAVIS' CONDITION. The Woman Is Still Critically III the Castle Inn. at Buffalo, N. Y., Sept 26. Mrs. Jeffer son Davis is still in a critical condition at the Castle inn. Drs. Harles G. Stockton, Roswell G. Park and Allen Jones have been in continuous attend ance on the patient throughout the day and night At 11 o'clock Dr. Stockton said Mrs. Davis condition was unchanged. There were some signs of improve ment at noon, but they did not con tinue and toward evening Mrs. Davis' condition again assumed a more seri ous aspect A telegram was sent to Mrs. J. A. Hayes, of Colorado Springs, a daughtor of Mrs. Davis, summoning her to her mother's bedside. Castle inn, where Mrs. Davis is ill, was formerly the home of Millard Fill more, president of the United States. FOR A COLLEGE AT DES MOINES. Wealthy Iowa Citizen and Wife Con veys Property Worth $5,000,000. Des Moines, la., Sept 26. Frederick M. Hubbell, one of the wealthiest citi zens of Iowa, his wife, Frances E. Hubbell, Joining, has conveyed prop erty to tho value of about $5,000,00') to himself and his sons, Frederick C. Hubbell and Grover C. Hubbell, of Des Moines, "trustees of the said Freder ick M. Hubbell and estate," and to their successors in trust for the trus tees and their lineal descendants with a "limitation over," as tho lawyers term It, to the stato of Iowa to be used in founding a college of learning in the city of Des Moines. JUDGE PETER S. GROSSCUP. No Tender of the Position of Counsel Has Been Made to Him. St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 26. It was an nounced Friday night by a high offi cial of the Northern Securities Co. that no tender of the position as coun sel for the Northern Securities Co. had been made to United States District Judge Peter S. Grosscup, of Chicago, and that such a tender is not and has not been contemplated. This state ment is made in justice to Judge Grosscup. Ruth Bryan's Wedding Day. Lincoln, Neb., Sept 26. The mar riage of Miss Ruth Bryan and W. H. Leavltt, of Newport, will take place Saturday evening, October 3, at Fair view, tho home of tho Bryans. Rev. Dr. Swearlngen, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate. Wise, Va., Sept 26. Clifton Bran ham, ono of the most vicious outlaws that haa invested the Cumberland mountains for years, was executed here Friday at noon " TROOPS ASSEMBLING. Gen. Bates Is On Hand For the neuvers at West Point, Ky. Ma. Camp Young, West Point, Ky., Sept 26. With the commanding general on the ground and all preliminaries die posed of, the regular troops from tho department of tho lakes began arriv ing here Friday, while others wero leaving the stations in the different pnrts of the country for the second se ries of instructive war maneuvers. About 14,000 troops, including mili tia from Indiana, Illiois, Ohio, Michi gan, Kentucky and Wisconsin, will participate. The regular troops tak ing part represent all branches of the service except the heavy artillery. The maneuvers proper will not be gin until October 2, by which time all the national guards will have arrived. ANOTHER FEUD POSSIBLE. Tom Caskey, Who Killed His Cousin Recently, Shot Down. West Liberty, Ky., Sept. 26. Tom Caskey, who killed his cousin, Forrest Caskey, a short time ago in this coun ty, was shot to death Friday at Elk Fork, four miles from here. Tho brothers of Forrest Caskey are accus ed. The sheriff and a large posse havo gone to make an arrest. The excitement Is high. It is predicted that this Is the beginning of a bad feud, as tho Caskey families are among the largest In the county and are about equally divided. All are fighting people. Stung By a Poisonous Bug. Newport, Ky., Sept 26. Miss Jen nie Sproull is suffering from the ef fects of an unusual and annoying ac cident that occurred to her a few nights ago. While asleep some kind of a poisonous insect stung her just on the edge of the left eye. The next morning her eyelids swelled to almost twice their natural size and an ab scess formed. For a time it was fear ed she would lose her eyesight. A Young Woman's Deeds. Marion, Ky., Sept. 26. Miss Agnes Travis, a young woman of good family, Friday cut the throat of Milton Car ley with a razor and then wounded herself in llko manner. They will die. Carley had for five years paid court to Miss Travis, but a week ago mar ried another girl and this Is thought to have prompted the deed. Soldiers Turn Carpenters. Jackson, Ky., Sept. 26. Tho sol diers, stationed here, have turned car penters and have been repairing the sidewalks. Capt. Longmire proposed to the board of trustees that if th town would furnish lumber and naih, he would have his men repair the side walks, which aro In bad condition. Sells All Mineral Rights. Madisonville, Ky., Sept. 26. The Gordon Land Co., of this city, has sold all its mineral rights, consisting of sevoral thousand acres of fine coal lands, to the St. Bernard Coal Mining Co., of Earllngton. The St. Bernard Co. now controls over half the mineral rights in Hopkins county. Woman Died In the Depot. Guthrie, Ky.. Sept. 26. Mrs. Jemi ma Thomas, while en route from Plattsburg, Mo., died in the passenger depot hero of heait failure. Sho had $38.05 in money and a note in her pocketbook saying that she was on ho way to her daughter, Mary Cole, of Elizabethtown, Ky. Will Go To West Point. Covington, Ky., Sept. 26. Company I, of Covington, Kentucky stato guards, 57 strong, will leave for West Point, Ky., on next Tuesday, where they will take part In the array ma neuvers to be hold there. The Cov- Ington company will be part of tho First battalion. New Railway Bridge Collapsed. Hopklnsvllle, Ky., Sept. 26. Tho Tennessee Central Railroad Co.'s new bridgo over the Canton pike collapsed, causing a loss of several hundred dol lars Hands were at work on the abut ments when the accident occurred, but escaped injury. Salvation Army Cavalry Welcomed. Mayklng, Ky., Sept. 26. The Salva tion army cavalry which Is Invading the Kentucky feud district will be nsk ed to conduct services at Bentley, Ky., and Pound, Va., villages on the route between Whitesburg, Ky., and Wise C. H Va. Boy Accidentally Shot Himself. Paducah, Ky., Sept. 26. John Pop, aged 13 years, was fatally shot at Woodvlllo, this county, while taking a Bmall riflo down from a rack. Tho weapon was accidentally discharged, the bullet striking him in the head. Cynthlana Select Team Defeated. Lexington, Ky., Sept 26. Kentucky stato college defeated a Cynthlana se lect team Friday In a football gamo by tho scoro of 39 to 0. Stato college will mako a strong bid for tho Ken tucky championship this fall. POLAR EXPEDITION Steamer America Encountered Unusual Artie Conditions Dur ing the Month of Juty. A LETTER FROM ONE OF THE PARTY Immense Quantities of Ice Were En countered in Barentz; Sea With Absence of Animal Life. Many Dead Birds Were Seen It Is Thought There must Have Been Some Unusual Disturbance of Nature. New York, Sept. 26. The steamer America, which is bearing the Zlegler polar expedition northward, encoun tered unusual Arctic conditions during tho month of July, according to a let ter Just received by William Zlegler from Anthony Fiala, who is in com mand. The letter was written in tho Barentz sea on July 20, and was brought south by a sealer, which the America met Immense quantlti03 of ice wero encountered; there was a strange absence of animal life, and many dead birds were seen on the cakes of floating ice. It is thought that there must havo been some unusual disturance of nature. Tho letter Is as follows: "We left Archangel on the Fourth r,i July, but were delayed by a storm In the White sea, reaching Vardo, Nor way, July 9. At Vardo we took on ad ditional coal and water, leaving there the evening of the 10th. Since thpn we have been skirting the edge of the ice pack vainly looking for a lead. Wa made a direct course from Vardo, striking the Ice at 38:30 longitude east, 77 north latitude, and then went into the ice to 75:38 north latitude but It was so cold that we returned and went eastward and southward along the edge of the pack looking for a lead until we were near the shore, in plain sight of Nova Zembla la3t night in latitude 72:45 north. Net finding a lead of any character worth going Into the Ice, we are returning northward and westward, where we Intend to push into the Ice between the 46th and 47th parallels of east lon gitude as Capt. Coffin thinks It will bo the best place t try to force our way "Instead of being a particularly good year as to ice conditions, the Indica tions thus far seem to prove other wise, and the strange silence, the lack of life that broods over this waste of ice Is peculiar. We have, indeed struck a pecular season. Numbers of dead birds strew the cakes of ice and not ono polar bear has been sighted and only a stray seal once In a grea while. It either indicates immense fields of Ice north or lots of open wa ter; let us hope for the latter. Every thing aboard has been pleasant and harmonious. Men are In splendid con dition and happy, although Impatient to get north. The horses and dogs are in particularly good form and we are particularly thankful for the coal we took on at Vardo, for we shall need every ounce of it, as we look at the long, unbroken mass of ice." EXTRAORDINAY SCENES. A French Landlord Narrowly Escaped Bodily Harm. Lille, Franco, Sept. 26. Extraordi nary scenes were witnessed at Armen tieres. A landlord having decided to evict a defaulting tenant, the father of 12 children, a crowd of about 3,0uo persons oragnized a hostile demonstra tion before the landlord's house which the police protected. During the even ing a polico magistrate attempted to arrest a demonstrator who had thrown a brick at him, whereupon the mob burst through the police lines and en tered and sacked the house, tho in mates of which hastily escaped by i backdoor. Tho rioters next attacked the magistrate's house, adjoining, anl he and his wife and children werQ compelled to escape over the roofs. Reinforcements of gendarmes finally dispersed the mob, but the officers were unable to make any arrests. THE SEALING FLEET. The First Schooner Arrives at Victoria From Behrlng Sea. Victoria, B. C, Sept. 26. Tho seal Ing schooner Casco, the first of the fleet to arrive from Behrlng sea, re turned Friday with 645 skins. She brought tho first news from tho seal ers. No seizures were made. Tho Vic torla fleet of 19 schooners mado catches averaging from 400 to 600 skins to tho beginning of September. Moro Japanese vessels than ever en ter Behrlng sea this year. There were 13 in all, and all wero using firearms and sealing within threo leagues of tho rockeries, the Japanese not allow ing themselves to bo governed by mo dus vivendj.