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Tlie First Under About Two Doz
en Indictments Began at
Cincinnati Tuesday. T
Tho Government Charges Conspiracy
For tho Purpose of Obtaining
Money From J. JVRyan.
It Is Alleged the Turf Commissioner
Was Being Protected in the Use
of the Malls For His
Cincinnati, Oct 14. The first trial
under about two dozen Indictments
against post offlco officials, secured In
different parts of tho country by tho
government recently, was begun hero
Tuesday. Tho defendants are Daniel
.Voorhels Miller, of Terro Haute, Ind.,
formerly assistant attorney general for
tho post office department at Washing,
ton, and his friend, Joseph M. Johns,
an attorney at Rockvllle, Ind.
Tho government charged a conspir
acy between theso defendants for the
purpose of obtaining money from John
J. Ryan, a turf commissioner with of
fices in Cincinnati and St. Louis, for
protecting him from post office officials
Jn the use of tho malls for his schemes.
Miller claims absolute ignorance of
any transaction that may have occur
red between Ryan and Johns.
Johns claims that ho made an ordi
nary contract with Ryan as attorney
to assist in securing a decision from
the postal department after presenta
tion of tho case.
Both defendants emphatically deny
any understanding between themselves
or with Ryan or any conspiracy. The
most eminent counsel are engaged on
both sides. Miller and Johns were old
friends, having lived in adjoining coun.
ties in Indiana for years, where both
have been prominent politically, pro
fessionally and otherwise.
While District Attorney Sherman
McPhorson and his assistants, Moull
nler and Darby, have been working on
tie case for some time, they were as
sisted Tuesday by Charles H. Robb.
assistant attorney general for the pos
tal department at Washington; D. 0
Cochran, chief of post office Inspec
tors; Inspectors Vickery and Fulton,
who arrested Miller and Johns, and
' The defendants have been Indicted
jointly on six counts of conspiring to
bribe John J. Ryan & Co., of Cincin
nati and St. Louis. The government
has called a dozen witnesses and the
defense three times that many, so that
it is not expected that the. arguments
will bo reached until the latter part of
the week. Tho witnesses Tuesday
were Richard M. Webster, a clerk In
the legal department of the postmaster
general at Washington; J. M. Morrow,
telegraph operator at Rockvllle. Ind.,
and John J. Ryan, the latter being on
the stand when, court adjourned. As
Ryan's direct examination has not
been completed, it is thought that most
of tho time Wednesday will be taken
up with his testimony regarding his
transaction with postal officials in
Washington and later with Johns as
the alleged middle man at meetings In
Torro Haute, Cincinnati and St. Louis.
Reorganization of the Methods of the
Government Printing Office.
Washington, Oct 14. Another step
in tho reorganization of the methods
of the government printing office Is
effected by an order announced Tues
day requiring a $10,000 bond to bo fur
nished by the chief clerk of tho print
ing, tho foreman of the bindery de
partment, the assistant foremen of the
10 divisions of tho office and several
other officials. This action, it is ex
plained, is designed to have the prop
erty of the government in the hands
of responsible, parties and Is in line
with the maintenance of a more vigi
lant management of tho affairs of the
printing office.
Mrs. Johnston Pleads Guilty.
New York, Oct. 14. Mrs. Mario Lay
ton Johnston, bookkeeper, charged
with larceny and forgery by which she
obtained nearly $50,000 from tho Unit
ed States Playing Card Co., of Cincin
nati, created surprise in the court of
general sessions by pleading guilty to
the two indictments charging her with
grand larceny.
Commercial Bar Silver.
New York, Oct 14. Commercial bar
silver Tuesday touched the highest
point established in years, 28d per
ounce In London, and C060chere.
The advance abroad Is equal to d as
compared with Monday's closing.
Birmingham, Eng., Oct. 14. Former
Colonial Secretary Joseph Chamber
lain is confined to his bed with an at
tack of gout
Nearly Every Heat Tuesday Was Won
By a Neck or Nose.
Lexington, Ky Oct 14. Tuesday
was marked by close and exciting fin
ishes. With two or three exceptions
every-heat was won- by a ncek or lean.
Cotillion, the favorite In the 2:17 class
pacing, was forced to travel six miles
to win tho race. The first four heats'
of the race were won in succession by
Butch Mowrey, Cotillion, Irish Jack
and Reaver. Cotillion took the fifth
and sixth heats, the fifth heat by a
nose from Money Musk, which, with
C. O. D., was ruled out in the sixth
heat. Cotillion sustained an accident
in the fourth heat and was distanced,
but as tho accident was unavoidable
she was allowed to start In the next
two heats. An unknown horse step
ped through the sulky wheel and it
gave down. No damage was sustained
except to tho wheel.
Cubanola fell at the three-quarters
polo in the first heat of the 2:08 pace
and her driver, Joe Geers, sustained a
fractured collar bone. He was taken
to the hospital where ho will, perhaps,
remain several weeks. Cubanola was
not injured. Plnchen Wilkes and Miss
Wlllamont also stumbled over him and
the three horses wore distanced. Tho
judges allowed Miss Wlllamont to
start, but was withdrawn on account
of slight injuries. Tho race was won
by Major C.
The Odd Fellows Open a Three Days
Session at Lexington.
Lexington, Ky., Oct. 14. The state
grand lodge of Odd Fellows opened a
three dayB session hero Tuesday in
Merrick Lodge nail. Delegates from
all over the state are' In attendance.
A delegation 100 strong Is coming from
Carrollton, headed by Grand Master
M. L. Downs. The lodge was given a
hearty welcome by Acting Mayor
Hobbs, and responded by Grand Mas
ter Downs. The entire lodge, headed
by Saxton's band, marched to the Odd
Fellows' widows and orphans' home,
where the dedication of the new edifice
took place.
T. H'. Kelley Purchased the Paper and
Will Change Its Policy.
Lexington, Ky., Oct 14. Campbell
Scott Tuesday night sold the Thor
oughbred Record to T. H. Kelly. The
price Is not given. The paper was for
merly known as the Live Stock Rec
ord. Kelly says he will change the
policy of the paper, but does not Indi
cate what change he will make fur
ther than that he will strongly advo
cate the revival of funning meetings
at the old Kentucky association track,
which was recently purchased by Capt.
S. S. Brown, of Pittsburg.
Walnscott Pays Wife and Sister-in-Law,
the Latter Receiving $4,000.
Winchester, Ky., Oct. 14. G. L,
Walnscott, who shot his sister-in-law,
Miss Margie Miller, in a family quar
rel, has made a settlement out of court
with her, paying $4,000, It Is said.
Walnscott is under Indictment for ma
liclous shooting. His wife has sued
for divorce, and has just dropped her
suit to get a division of property, be
ing allowed $13,100 by the settlement,
It is said.
Liquor Dealers Indicted.
Covington, Ky., Oct 14. A case that
will interest numerous local concerns
engaged in the bottle sale of liquor to
individuals through orders received
through tho malls is that of Crlgler &
Crlgler, one of the leading whisky
firms of this city, under indictment by
a federal grand jury for the alleged
illegal sale of liquor.
Old River Man Dead.
Newport, Ky., Oct. 14. Wm. Wal
ker received a telegram Tuesday night
announcing the death of his stepfather,
O. P. Gaugh, at Louisville. The latter
was a well-known river man, having
been engineer on tho old ferry boats
plying between Newport and Cincin
nati, before the bridges were built
To Succeed Attorney Wood.
Walton, Ky., Oct. 14. Democrats of
tho 15th judicial district Tuesday nom
inated Frank Green, of Owen, to suc
ceed Commonwealth's Attorney Rod
ert Wood, deceased. Mr. Greene is
the son of the late James Wt Greene,
formerly Judge of the 15th district
A Kentucklan Ends His Life.
Greenville, Miss., Oct. 14. J. T.
Wnlto, who was found Monday morn
ing suffering from an overdose of mor
phine, died Tuesday morning. A noto
addressed to a friend points to sul.
clde. White came hero from Shelby-
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A Blue Grass Wedding.
Paris, Ky., Oct. 14. The engagement
of Miss Amelia Clay to Samuel Clay 1b
announced. The wedding will be sol
emnized November 4.
Gen. Wheeler Was One of the
Spectators at the Instruc-
tivo War Maneuvers.
They Will Pass in Review Wednesday
anil Will Leave For Their
Stations Next Friday,
Gen. Bates Will Leave West Point, Ky.,
For the Ft Riley Maneuvers Wed-,
nesday Accompanied By Rus
sian Military Attache.
Camp Young, West Point, Ky., Oct
14. With Gen. Joseph Wheeler as one
of the spectators the last of the series
of Instructive maneuvers in the war
game at Camp Young was held Tues
day. Wednesday the 3,000 regulars
still in camp here will pass in review
before Gen. Bates and on Friday the
various commands will return to their
Tuesday's work, while interesting,
did not develop many situations call
ing for the exercise of strategy. It
consisted of an attack on a prepared
position held, by a Brown force con
sisting of three troops of cavalry, a
battalion of infantry and a battery ot
artillery commanded by Maj. Biddlo.
Maj. BIddle's men threw up kneeling
earthworks commanding three roads
and a stretch of open country. The
attack was made by the Blue force
commander, Maj. Bell, and consist
ed of five battalions of Infantry, a reg
iment of cavalry and the 20th battery
of artillery.
Maj. Bell opened the attack with his
artillery at 1,500 yards and bringing
the infantry up in echelon, firing by
rushes attempted to flank the earth
works with the cavalry (dismounted).
The attempt was not successful and
the umpires were mainly concerned
with estimating the effect of the fire
of the opposing forces and the modify.
Ing effects of the earthworks and the
cover taken by the attacking force.
This position was a very strong one
and the attack was very well deliver
ed. According to the rules of the
game the attacking force was halted
before it came Into actual contact with
the Browns.
Gen. Bates will leave for the Ft. Ri
ley maneuvers Wednesday night. Ho
will be accompanied by Col. N. N. Ras
papoff, the Russian military attache,
who has been attending the maneuvers
at Camp Young. Col. H. T. Foster, of
the English Royal engineers, will re
turn to the Brltlah embassy at Wash
ington. Col. Arthur L, Wegner, chief
umpire, accompanied by Col. Dorst,
Col. Treat and others will start for Ft.
Riley Thursday.
The Government Will Be Asked to Aid
in Obtaining a Market
San Juan, P. R., Oct. 14. Secretary
Hartzell and Commissioner of Educa
tion Lindsay sailed Tuesday on tho
steamer Coamo for New York to pre
sent to President Roosevelt resolu
tions adopted by the coffee growers
here, asking for all possible aid from
the federal government to assist n ob
taining a market for Porto RIcan cof
fee by affecting commercial treaties
with France, Spain, Italy, Germany
and Austria.
Annual Report Submitted to the Sec
retary 'of War.
Washington, Oct. 14. Paymaster
General A. E. Bates, of the army, has
submitted his report to the war de
partment for the fiscal year ended Juno
30, 1903. The total amount of funds
handled by the paymaster's depart
ment was $43,645,959. Of this sum
$32,599,406 was expended on account
of pay for the army. The amount paid
out on account jot the military acade
my was $383,838.
Two Deserters Surrender.
Wheeling, W. Va., Oct 14. J. V.
Cavanaugh and W. F. Keane, desert
ers from the navy, surrendered to
Sheriff Steele, of Marshal county,
Tuesday, and Adm. SigBbee has -been
notified. They got a two days leave of
absence September 28 at the League
Island navy yard, after being assigned
to the cruiser Minneapolis.
Two Soldiers Drowned.
Mobile, Ala., Oct 14. Two privates
at Fort Morgan were drowned by the
overturning of a yawl in a strong
norther. They Btarted from the fort
to relieve two other soldiers at Fort
Gaines, Flo. Two soldiers with them
were rescued.
Frankrort, Ky., Oct 14. Gov. Beck
ham Tuesday appointed Robert J.
Breckinridge, of Danville, as special
'Judge to try a civil caoa
An Enormous Group Discovered By
the Naval Observatory.
Washington, Oct 14. The United
States naval observatory Tuesday
made observations of the extraordi
nary group of solar spots now visible
on the sun, the largest group discov
ered In the last decade. The observa
tions are under the direction of George
H. Peters, who made the following
statement Tuesday:
"The enormous group was again ob
served with a photo-heliograph yester
day and to-day. Tho fndlvldual spots
comprising the group have become less
numerous, some of the smaller spots
having consolidated with others. The
group consists of about nine spots in
all, and now shows indications of con
densing into two principal spots or
groups somewhat separated. Yester
day the total length of the disturbed
region was 172,000 miles, with a width
of about 59,000 miles, the aggregate
length of tho principal spots being
123,000 miles. The group was easily
seen by tho naked eye at the naval
observatory by several of the astrono
mers and ought to be a conspicuous
object for several days yet A bril
liant aurora was observed last even
ing, a bright glow In the heavens near
the northern horizon, while intenso
streams shot up toward the zenith.
These conspicuous auroras often ac
company the appearance of large sun
spots. The magnetic conditions of the
earth are affected, producing consid
erable disturbance of th e magnetic
President Gompers Recommends That
They Agree to Arbitration.
New York, Oct. 14. In a letter to
the'Buildlng Trades unions of this city
and vicinity, made public Tuesday
night, Samuel Gompers, president ot
the American Federation of Labor, and
James Duncan, secretary, have recom
mended that the unions agree to the
plan of arbitration of the employers'
association. This action, which comes
after Mr. Gompers' Investigation of the
labor situation in this city, is consid
ered a defeat for the Building Trades
unions which have refused to sign the
plan of arbitration.
Dan Pitts Fatally Wounded His Wife
and Was Killed By His Stepson.
Cairo, III., Oct. 14. Dan Pitta, who
lives at Anna, III., went home drunk
Monday night and attacked his wife
with a knife, cutting her throat and
Inflicting fatal Injuries. Pitts was then
attacked by his stepson, Claude
Wright, who cut Pitts' throat from ear
to ear, severing the Jugular vein.
Pitts died Tuesday. At a preliminary
trial young Wright was acquitted, as it
was claimed he acted in self-defense.
He Had Been a Patient In a Sanita
rium Since Last May.
Baltimore, Oct 14. Most Rev. John
Joseph Kaln, archbishop of St. Louis,
died Tuesday night at the St. Agnes
sanitarium, this city, where he had
been a patient since May 12. Death,
which came peacefully, had been hour
ly expected by his attending physi
cians for several days. Dr. J. M.
Stone and a number of priests and
relatives, Including his sister, a sister
of charity, known In the religious
world as Sister Mary Joseph, were at
his bedside when the end came.
A' Stop Put to Open Competition
Among Architects.
Canton, O., Oct 14. The architects
who Intend to compete for the McKIn
ley memorial Insist that their rules re.
gardlng compensation bo observed and
that all be paid, whether their plans
are .accepted or not. The directors of
the association have decided accord
ingly to select a number of artists for
the competition and to pay all, regard
less of the sjuccess of their work. This
puts a stop to tho open competition.
Ownership of the Canal.
Washington, Oct. 14. Leave was
granted Tuesday by the United States
supremo court to the state of Michi
gan to file an answer in tho case of
the United States vs. the State of
Michigan. The case involves the own
ership of tho Sault Sto. Marie canal.
Great Textile 8trike Ended.
Philadelphia, Oct 14. The Dyers'
and Mercerizera' union has given the
dyers permission to return to work,
thus finally ending tho textile strike,
which began In this city June-1. The
dyers are the last of the 120,000 strik
ers to return to work.
New York, Oct 14. Entries for the
telegraphers' tournament to be held in
Philadelphia on October 30 and.31 will
close on October 20, Instead of having
been closed on October 1, as had been
A Mob of 6,000 Weavers Gath
ered in the Great Square in
Armentiercs, France.
Shops Were Looted, Houses Sacked,
Several Banks Attacked ami
Robbed of Small Amounts.
The Troops, Hampered By Obstruc
tions Thrown In Their Way, Were
For a Long Time Unable to
Disperse the Rioters.
Armentleres, North France, Oct 14.
This town was Tuesday given up to
riot, pillage and incendiarism as a con
sequence of the weavers' Btrike.
Nothing Tuesday morning foretold the
serious disturbances about to occur,
but at noon the strikers, not receiving
answers to their demands from the em
ployers, broke out into the wildest ex
cesses. A mob of 6,000 gathered in
the great square and urged the troops
stationed there to throw down their
arms, shouting, "Down with patriot
Ism." The rioters then spread through tho
principal streets, breaking the win
dows of the stores, dragging out the
huge display rolls of linen, which they
stretched across the streets with the
object of Impeding the advance of cav
alry. They wrecked shops, sacked tho
houses of persons obnoxious to the
ringleaders and attacked the banks,
in two of which they succeeded in
stealing a few hundred dollars from
the tills.
One gang set fire to a large quan
tity of linen m tho cellars of Messrs.
Becquarts factory, others broke tho
windows of houses and threw inside
burning straw. The troops, hampered
by the obstructions thrown in their
way by the rioters, were for a long
time unable to disperse the mob.
Finally a determined charge by lan
cers restored temporary quiet
After dark the rioters tore up the
sewer gratings and paving stones and
stretched wires across the streets.
Women brought piles of empty bottles
for use as mlsslloe, while boys swarm-t
ed up the lamp posts and extinguished
the gas jets. In spite of the efforts of
the soldiery, the rioters then proceed
ed to sack the houses, dragging out
the furniture, saturating It with petro
leum and setting fire to it In the street.
Fire was put to two houses belonging
to the strikers' employers and one big
factory. The local brigade being In
adequate to cope with the conflagra
tion, an urgent appeal was sent to the
neighboring town of Lille, whenco a
steam pump and reinforcements of fire
men were sent.
By midnight, however, the troop3
and police had gained the upper hand
and dispersed the mob. The streets
are now deserted, except for the arm
ed patrols. The authorities are taking
measures to ascertain the names ot
the ringleaders In the riots. As a re
sult of the Intervention of the prefect
the strike leaders have decided to sub.
mtt the employers' terms to a referen
dum of the workmen Wednesday.
Odd Case of Les Majeste Reported
From Melden, Bavaria.
Berlin, Oct. 14. An. odd case ot les
majeste Is reported from Maiden, Ba
varia, against a priest, who refused to
administer communion to a sick per
son until a portrait of the empress
was removed on the ground that her
dress, which was low cut, wfis an evil
spectacle for youth. The, priest also
ordered out tho emperor's picture, al
leging that both portraits belonged to
gether. The state's attorney caused
the priest's Indictment.
Female Lion Tamer Attacked By the
't Beast in His Cag
Berlin, Oct 14. An exciting scene
took place In a circus here Tuesday
night A Hon tamer known as Miss
Heliot while going through her per
formance was attacked by one of the
lions which tore her flesh, The blood
flowed over her dresB but sho did not
lose her presence of mind and suc
ceeded in fastening the lions back in
their cages. She then fainted in the
Victoria, B. C.Oct 14. The steam
er Empress of Japan brings news from
Yokohama that fears aro felt that the
overdue steamer Finsbury, ro-insurcd
at 90 per cent, was lost In a typhoon
which raged at tho closo of September.
Confessed to Murdering Stepdaughter.
Sherbrook, Quo., Oct 14. -Napoleon
Fouquetto, a farmer, is under arrest at
La Patrl, 40 miles from hero, charged
with the murder of his 2-year-old step
daughter. He has confessed his guilt

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