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irJvy "-i ULLETIN. i VOLUME XXII. MAYSVILLE, KY., FEIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1903. NUMBER 264. mmww THE EVENING FOR CONSPIRACY. Three More Indictments in Con nection With the Post Office Department Scandals. BEAVERS, GREEN AND TOWERS, Tho Latter Appeared at the City Hall and Gave Pond in tlio Sum of S1O.00O. The Expectation Is That a Number of Otfier Post Office Indictments Will Be Returned By the Federal ' Grand Jury. Washington, Oct. 2. The grand Jury of tho 'supremo court of the District of Columbia Thursday brought In three moro Indictments in connection with tho post office department Investiga tion. Ono was a Joint Indictment against George W. Beavers, formerly chief of tho salary and allowance di vision of the post office department, and Stato Senator George A. Green, of Binghamton, N. Y. This indictment was brought under Section 5440 of tho revised statutes and Is on tho general ground that they entered Into a con spiracy to defraud the government. This, It Is alleged, they accomplished In the salo of time clocks from which sale they were enabled to reap a re ward because of Mr. Beaver's connec tion with tho department by which tho cloclcs were purchased. The former indictment against Green and Bea vers was under another section of tho statutes and charged conspiracy against the United States. The other two Indictments were nga'lnst Scott Towers, who has charge of one of the principal sub-post officb stations in Washington. He is 'accus ed of having received a commission on the sale of hook typewriting ma chines to tho government in contraven tion of Sections 1781 and 1782 of the revised statutes which prohibit officers or employes of tho United States from receiving other compensation than their salaries for procuring contracts from tho government, or for services rendered. Immediately after receiving lnforma tlon of tho indictment of Towers the postmaster general Issued an order to Postmaster Merritt, of Washington, 'dismissing Towers from office. In Joint indictment against Beavers and Green tho specific accusation is that Green, as the agent of the Inter 'national Time Recording Co., made an Agreement w4th Beavers to the effect vthat If Beavers would allow Green to have the contract for furnishing the post office department with the time machines Beavers would receive as compensation for "his services 10 per ,cent of the sales. .The two indictments against Tow ers alleged that he received in all about $1,800 for aiding a typewriter company to procure tho contract for providing typewriters for various post offices and that ho received $50 out of every $200. paid by the government to the company. Henry J. Gensler and Henry J. Gensler, Jr., are named as the agents through whom Towers did business with the typewriting firm, which is a New York concern. Towers appeared at the city hall Thursday afternoon with his attorney and gave bond In tho sum of $10,000 for his appearance. The present grand Jury will adjourn finally next Monday and the expecta tion is that a number of other ost office indictments will be returned on that day. " PUBLIC DEBT STATEMENT. A Decrease of $6,171,812 During the Month of September. Washington, Oct. 1.' The monthly statement of the public debt shows that at the close of business Septem ber 30, 1903, the debt, less cash in the treasury, amounted to $917,752,545, which Is a decrease for the month of $0,171,812. The debt Is recapitulated as follows: Interest hearing debt, $912,539,440; debt on which interest has ceased since maturity, $1,197,050; "debt bearing no interest, $393,433,239; total, $1,307,169,729. This amount, however,' does not In clude $902,700,869 In certificates and treasury notes outstanding which are offset by an equal amount of cash held for their redemption. Miners Voted to 'Strike. Colorado Springs, Col., Oct. 2. The coal miners of this vicinity, number ing about 300, at a mass meeting voted to strike because of the refusal of the operators to grant an elght-hoUr day ,nu a 20 per cent. Increase. Part of a Texas Town Flooded. Brownwood, Tex., Oct, 2. Much damage has been done by a rise In tho river here, tho water flooding tho whole Jower part of the town, from which tho families have all moved. A DISPOSAL SALE. W. S. Barnes Will Sell His Entire Stud October 16-17. . Lexington, Ky., Oct. 2. W. S. Barnes will hold a disposal sale of his entlro stud on-October 1G and 17. The salo will bo conducted on his place, Melbourne stud, a mile from the city, under a great circus tent to be erected with a seating capacity of several hun dred. Tho salo will bo headed by tho stallions Rainbow, Prince of Monaco. Jim Goro and St. Julian. About a hun dred of tho choicest mares In America will bo offered, most of which were bred by Barnes himself and retired to the stud because of their blood without being raced. About 20 yearlings and 40 weanlings nro to be sold. v THE TAYLOR SOLDIERS. 'Money Paid Them Must Be Given to the State. Frankfort, 'Ky., Oct. 2. Judge Cari trlll, "In the circuit court Thursday, rendered Judgment against ex-Auditor J. S. "Sweeney, o'f Paris, Ky., and his bondsmen for all warrants Issued after February 2, 1D00, the day on which the legislative contest was passed upon. The Judgment will amount to about $17,000, being money paid to Taylor soldiers. The decision also disposes of a similar suit against ex-State Treasurer' Walter Day, who paid tho vouchers Issued from Rev. Sweeney's office. LIVE BIRD 8HOOT. C. W. PhelllB Set a New Record For Kentucky. Austerlitz, Ky., Oct. 2. At the an aual live bird shoot of the Hilltop Gun club, situated on the famous Clay farm near Austerlitz, Ky C. W. Phellls, of Mechanlcsburg, O., equaled the world's record Thursday and set a new record for the stato of Kentucky by scoring 50 straight in a 30 yard boundary. Heikes, of Dayton, O., scored 48; Gil bert, of Spirit Lake, la., 47, and Hlr schey, of Minnesota, and of Grand Am erican handicap fame, 44. Walking Arsenal Arrested. Newport, Ky., Oct. 2. A walking ar senal in the person of Hays Coyns, from the moonshine district of Ken tucky, was arrested In Park avenue, Thursday, by tho police. When search ed at the police station a revolver, a dirk and a razor were found on Coyns. He was fined for carrying concealed weapdns. The -police kindly agreed to keep this armament for him. The Nagus-Lindsey Wedding.,. Frankfort, Ky., Oct. 2. The wedding of Miss Katherine Llndsey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Llndsey, and Wado Hampton Nagus, of Greenville, Miss., took place here Thursday even ing at the homo of the bride's parents on the south side. Tho groom Is a banker and a prominent society man at Greenville. Death Came Suddenly. Lexington, Ky., Oct. 2. J. Tilford Hawkins, bookkeeper for the large dry goods firm of Mitchell, Cassell & Ba ker, died very suddenly at his home hero shortly after leaving the s'tore. Mr. Hawkins had been In bad health for a number of years, but had never given up active work. Sisters Buy Collins Estate.. Covington. Ky., Oct. 2. A- deal which was closed Thursday will give the Benedictine Sisters of St. Wal burg's academy, this elty, one of tho finest suburban sites for an education al Institution in Northern Kentucky. The property in question is the D. C. Collins estate. Tobacco Factory Destroyed By Fire. Bowling Green, Ky., Oct. 2. The to bacco factory of J. B. Tabor, of Hydro, this county, burned. Over 50,000 pounds of tobacco, tho -property of a Louisville warehouse, was burned, Tho tobacco was insured for $2,500, but there was no insurance on tho building. Contract For Waterworks. Lawr'enceburg, Ky., Oct. 2. The con. tract for erecting a waterworks plant here was awarded by the city council Wednesday afternoon to P. H. Porter, of Louisville, at $23,750, Work will be begun within twenty days and the system must be completed In four months. Took Stamps and Money. Prostonburg, Ky., Oct. 2. Robbers sntered the post office at Falcon, Ma goffin county, and tool: about $400 in stamps and money order funds, It is inougni tnis is tno same gang that robbed the office at Bast Point, In Johnson county, a few days ago. Gets West Point Appointment. Bowling Green. Ky.. Oct. 1. Tom J. 3raltb, con of Col. T," J. Smith, of this :Hy. has been appointed on the recom- mendation of Senator James B. Me Creary, cadet from tho state-nt-larso to the' military academy at West Point. BYTHETHOUSANDS The Organized Militia of Six States Poured In on Camp Young Thursday. A QUIET DAY FOR THE REGULARS. The Cavalry Brigade Spent the Morn ing Polishing1 Up For tho Brigade Review in the Afternoon. Twelve Hundred Men From the 1st, 3d and 20th Infantries Were Set to Work on a Series pf Intrenchments. Camp Young, West Point, Ky., 'Oct. 2. The organized militia of six states poured in on Camp Young by the thousands Thursday and by night tho greater portion of the 9,000 or more troops had arrived, although only about half of them had established per manent camp by nightfall. For the regular troops already In camp the day was rather a quiet one. Tho In fantry put In a hard but uneventful stretch of work at digging Intrench ments. The cavalry .brigade spent tho morning polishing up for a brigade review, which took place In the after noon. Twelve hundred men from the 1st, 3d and 20th infantries were set to work early In the day on a series of Intrenchments with a front of about 1,700 feet. The time consumed and tho quality of the work were apprais ed by Gen. Bates and the umpires. The principal object in throwing up the works, however, was that they might be used for the instruction of the officers of tho state guard. The tovlew of the cavalry in the afternoon was attended by Gen. Bates, the umpires and nearly all the visiting officers, including Maj. Raspapoff and Col. Foster, the representatives of the Russian and British armies. The troops on review consisting of two squadrons of the 7th, a squadron of the 8th and two troops each of the 2d and 4th, made a decided impression on tho foreign attaches. After they had passed in review the 7th was re-formed in line and to the accompaniment of music went through the first and second series of movements provided In the Butts manual for sabres. A MONTHLY STATEMENT. The Receipts and Expenditures of the Government Last Month. Washington, Oct. 2. The monthly statement of the government receipts and expenditures shows that the total receipts for the month of September, 1903, were $44,969,818 and tho expendl tures $38,430,963, a surplus for the month of $6,540,000. The receipts fell below those of Sep tember, 1902, by $3,611,000. The re ceipts from customs aggregated $23, 635,071, a decrease of $2,590,000. Inter nal revenue, $19,201,229; decrease, $588,479; miscellaneous, $2,133,515; decrease, $431,000. Tho expenditures on account of the war department show an, increase of $1,556,000, and on account of the navy an Increase of $097,000, The total receipts for the three, months of the present fiscaj year ex ceeded the expenditures by $5,590,375. EVACUATION OF MANCHURIA. China Insists That Russia Should Keep Her Aoreement. Washington, Oct 2. The state de partment has been informed that Prince Ching has determined to re fuse to consent to any terms proposed by Russia for a postponement of tho evacuation of Manchuria, which might be Injurious to Chinese soverefgnty rights or the rights of other nations. China insists that Russia, having giv en a pledge to move out of Manchuria, on or before October 8, should keep her agreement without the imposition of any further demands. Called on the President. Washington, Oct, 2. Charlemagne Tower, United States ambassador to Germany, accompanied by Mrs. Tower, called on the president and Mrs. Roose velt Thursday, The ambassador's mis sion was simply to pay his respects to the president. Gov. Hunt Warmly Welcomed. San Juan, P. R., Oct 2, -Gov. Hunt arrived here Thursday from' the Unit ed States and was warmly welcomed, officials and civilians uniting in a dem onstration in his honor. There were no attempts to create disorder. Appointed Vail of Beirut. . Beirut, Oct. 2. Ignoring the unani mous request of tho consuls, the porte has appointed Khalta Pasha of Brussa vail of Beirut It Is feared that elisor dors. will ensue on the departuro of Nazlih Bey; acting valt- TRIPLE ELECTROCUTION. Three Brothers Paid the Penalty For Their Many Crimes.. Dannemord, N. Y., Oct. 2. Tho tri ple execution of the three Van Wor mer brothers was completed within 15 minutes Thursday. At 11:29 tho wit nesses started for tho death chamber. At 11:32 Willis Van Wormer was sum moned to tho chair, which had already been tested. Ho entered tho chair at 11:34, and at 11:35. tho current was turned on. Ho was declared dead at 11:37. Frederick entered the death cham ber at 11:40:30, the current was turn ed on at 11:42 and Frederick was dead at'll:'43. Burton entered tho death chamber at 11:47, received tho current at 11:48 and was. declared dead at 11:48:30. This arrangement of tho order of death was agreed updn by tho boys themselves, after a long discussion. They decided that Willis should be permitted to go first, because of his. ill-health and consequent weakness. Willis, throughout his long confine ment, here, has been afflicted with lung trouble. Early In life tho three brothers de veloped into a capacity for crime that would have qualified them for mem bers In the worst gang of bandits that ever infested the western frontier. For nearly two "years before the cul minating atrocity which has brought down upon them the extreme penalty of the law, they literally were bandits, open and defiant. Their crimes culminated in the mur der and robbery of their uncle, who had several times saved them from ar rest by paying their victims. TEXAS LYNCHING. Walter Davis, Colored, Hanged to a Tree By a Mob. Marshall, Tex., Oct. 2. Thursday night a mob of .several hundred men forced their way through the brick wall of the city Jail with tho aid of a telephone pole and with sledge ham mers and crowbars took out Walter Davis, a Negro, and marched him to tho west side of town, where he was hanged to a tree. The lynching was the result of the killing of Constable Hayes Thursday morning, while ho was taking a Negro to Jail. Hayes was shot from ambush, being literally riddled with bullets. Shortly after killing the constable Walter Davis and two other Negroes were arrested and lodged in Jail at Marshall. A mob formed during the afternoon and attacked the Jail. The Marshall Musketeers were ordered out and arrived at the Jail. after the mob had secured the Negro. CHICAGO CELEBRATION. It Ended With a Banquet to Visiting Mayors and a Concert. Chicago, Oct. 2. A banquet to tho visiting mayors and a concert by the United States marine band, followed Thursday night by a public gathering at the Auditorium theater, at which Mayor Seth Low, of New York, was tho principal speaker, and brought Chi cago's centennial celebration-to a close with the exception of the fireworks, which will be displayed Friday night. Mayors of a score of cities sat down to the evening banquet In their honor, attended by more than 400 residents of Chicago. At 7:30 o'clock the Unit ed Stntes marine band of Washington begnn a concert In the Auditorium theater andone hour later the ban queters took seats on the platform to listen to Mayor Low's speech on "Civ lc Federation." A NINE ACRE LOT. Its Value Is $2,000,000 and Now Be longs to Columbia University. "" New York, Oct. 2. Southfiejd" a nine acre lot lying opposite the Co lumbia library, Thursday became the property of the university. It is val ued at $2,000,000. Up to last year it was owned by the New York hospital. It was bought from the hospital by a syndicate, which promised to hold It for one year and then sell it to Colum bia at cost price. Value of Foreign Coin. Washington, Oct 2. The quarterly statement of the changes In the value TDf foreign coin, issued by the director of the mint, shows an average increase In the value of silver of .03197 cents an ounce. Circulation Statement. Washington, Oct. 2. The monthly circulation statement of tb'e controller of the currency shows that at the close of business September 30, 1903, the amount of national bank n6tes In cir culation was $420,420,535, an increase. Silver For Philippine Coinage. Washington, Oct. 2. The director of the mint Thursday purchased 75,000 ounces of silver for account of Philip pine colndgo at an average of 593-10 oents an ounce, to. he delivered at tho Sin Francisco mint IN NICK OF TIME, Prompt Work of Officials Pre- vented the Lynching of a Kentuekian at Oxford, 0. HE WAS STRUNG UP BY THE MOB A Deputy Sheriff and ills Assistants Hushed Forward, Cut' tho Ropo and Escaped With Prisoner. Five Persons Were Shot and Danger ously Wounded 'Previously In a Fight Between. the Prisoners and tho Officers. Oxford, O., Oct. 2. Five persons were shot and dangerously wounded Thursday night In a fight between offi cers and several strangers from Ken tucky who were shooting their revol vers on tho streets during the fair. Two of tho Kentucklans were named Joseph and John Splvey. Marshal John Woodruff and his deputy, Jacob Manrod, endeavored to arrest them and were shot, Marshal Woodruff In tho right breast and Deputy Manrod In tho left wrist. A crowd started in pursuit of tho Splvey brothers and overtook them. Joseph Splvey was shot In tho' right side with a load of buckshot and his brother was knocked unconscious with a stone thrown by some one in the crowd of pursuers. During tho fight a stranger who re fuses to give his name was shot in the abdomen and is in a dangerous con dition. Tho Splveys were arrested. A large crowd followed and soon -surrounded the Jail. They had secured a ropo and endeavored to take both Louis Splvey and Joseph Splvey out of the officers' hands, but they were frustrated by tho officers. .The mob also had no recognized leader, and wero Ineffectual In their desires. Fl' nally Everett Woodruff, tho father of tho wounded marshal, appeared on tho scene and expected the mob to avenge the murder of his son, himself direct ing the mob, the door of the Jail was battered down and a long ropo was fastened around the neck of Joseph Splvey and ho was led forth. Fully one hundred men had hold of the rope and they dragged him through- the street In the direction of the public park. Splvey begged and cried for mercy and Implored the mob to allow him to see his wife and children be foro they hung him. Epithets and curses were heaped upon him, and he wus dragged by the Infuriated mob to the public pnrk. When they came to the tree where 11 years ago a mob had lynched Henry Corbln, the Negro who killed Mrs. Horner, and murder ously assaulted her daughter, a voice cried out to halt and to hang him. This tree was also the sceno 25 years ago of a lynching of a Negro who had also assaulted a lady. The rope was swung around a limb and Splvey was Jerked Into midair. In their hurry tho mob neglected to tie Splvey's hands and ho grabbed the rope above his head and saved himself. He cried plti eously and begged to be allowed to write a letter to his wife and children. A voice in the mob cried out to leave him down and the mob released' the rope, and Splvey was given a pencil and paper. He vainly endeavored to write, but It was utterly unintelligible. A voice cried out, hang him. and the rope tightened and Splvey was again suspended In midair. Ho again grab bed the rope above his head and be tween strangulations begged and plead ed for an opportunity to write a letter to his wife and children. Ho whs again let down but only repeated his former miserable effor.ts. There wero In the mob a number of Negroes and they were greatly excited. A colored man raised his voice and said that If Splvey wero a colored man, he would, have been swung into eternity long ago. Tho rope again tightened nftd Splvey was suspended for a tlilrd time in midair. There was a sudden Jost , ling, and Deputy Sheriff Urannan and a few" assistants rushed forward, . cut tho rope and dashed down the street with the prisoner. Ho was rushed to the Jail and Jibs been spirited out of town. John Spivoy is dying with a bullet through his head. The stranger lives at Monroe, 6., and will die. " The mar shal and deputy will recover. Fell Over a Precipice. AlbertvIIIe, Franco, Oct. 2. While tho 22d Alpine battalion was engaged in maneuvers near Selongey tho troops wore lost for a timo in a heavy storm whllo approaching the edge of a precl-" plco. Capt. Alzloli fell over tho preci pice and was killed. To Buy the Flrgfc Year'o Crop. Lexington, Ky., Oct. 2. The Sequrl. lies Warehouse Co., of Now York, has irranged to lend $10,000,000 to ftio Kentucky Burley Tobacco Growers'jis. lociation with 'which to buy the first rear's crop from the srrowers. -1 1 3 .