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THE EVENING BULLETIN.
VOLUME XXIII. MAYSVILLE, KY.; MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 1904. NUMBER 52 A MOB OF GORE ANS. Q)hey Attacked an Electrie Car the Railway Line Being Owned by Americans. THE OAR PARTIALLY DESTROYED. The Prompt Action of the Guards at thfl American Legation Preven ted a Serious Riot. The Situation in Corea Is Critical and the State Department Is Keeping In Close Touch With the Situation There. Washington, Jan. 25. Tho state de partment Sunday received official in formation of attack Sunday by a mob of native CoreanB on an electric car in Corea, the line being owned fly Am ericans, because of the fact that it had killed a Corean. Tho news camo In tho following telegram, received under Sunday's date, from Minister Allen at Seoul: "This morning on the electric rail way, which is tho property of Ameri can citizens, a Corean was accident ally and unavoidably killed. Thereup on a mob of natives attacked and par tially destroyed the car. The opera tors of tho car would have been injur ed had it not been for the presence of mind and action of our guard, and serious riot would have occurred." Although there have been previous reports of disturbances in Corea this is tho first mob attack made thus far on property of Americans. The rail road Is owned and operated by Ameri cans, H. IL Bostwick, of San Francis co, and H. Collbran being its principal officers. ,It runs through the heart of Seoul, the Corean capital. The guard which made the rescuo came from the American legation. It consists of 100 marines, who wero sent there some time ago to be on hand for the "protection of Americans and their property. Reinforcement of this guard has been urged and could bo made in a week's time by details of marines from the Philippines, but nothing has been decided on this point Conditions in Corea are recog nized to be critical, and the state de partment la keeping in close touch (with the situation. No fresh .instructions have been saent as yet as a result of Sunday's mob at Corea. The Corean legation has received no advices concerning the matter. The Corean government has notified its le gation hero that it has issued a for mal declaration of neutrality as be tween Russia and Japan in the event of war, and Minister Min-Hul-Cho has formally advised the state department of this action. WENT SUDDENLY INSANE. Killed His Slater, Declaring He Obey ed a Divine Behest. Dunkirk, N. Y., Jan. 25. Miss Han nah Hall, 30 years old, was murdered Sunday at her homo in Vanburen by her brother, Isaac Hall, who gave him self up to the police. Hall, who Is 33 ,years old, declares that ho obeyed a (Divine behest when ho killed his sis ter. Ho attacked her while she was asleep, first shooting her, then drag- Sing the wounded woman through the ouse, he cut her throat and finally placed her neck across a chopping (block and completely severed the head from the body. Hall and his sister lived alone, both parents being dead. Until this timo JHall was considered a model farmer and his Bister was a great favorite. Hall Is religiously inclined and there lis no doubt that ho suddenly became Insane. Corean Soldiers and Police as Robbers Seoul, Jan. 25. Corean soldiers and police at Pyengyang disguised as rob bers havo looted all the wealthy na tive houses. Foreigners aro growing vory uneasy over tho condition of af falrB. Tho natives seemingly are apa thetic, Six Business Blocks Burned. Houston Tex., Jan. 25. -Fire Sun day destroyed bIx blocks of framo business houses at. Sour Lake and got into tho Cannon tract In tho oil field, doing considerable damage. The loss is placed at $200,000, on first esti mates. Colonists Arrive In Mexico. Monterey, Mei., Jan. 25. A party of Indian territory colonists reached horo Sunday and will proceed to Las Palmas, on tho line of tho Mexican Central railroad, for the purpose? of nettling upon a tract of 50,000 acres of land. . Former Friend of Lincoln. St. Louis, Jan. 25. James Leland, 69 years old, a former friend of Abra ham Lincoln, died suddenly of heavr disease at his sou's homo Sunday. GEN. COLLIER DEAD. Expiree) Suddenly in the Pope Sanita rium, Louisville. Louisville, Ky., Jan. 25. Gen. Dan iel R. Collier, pension agent for Ken tucky, died suddenly at 5:30 o'clock (Saturday afternoon at tho Pope sani tarium, where he had been going fre quently to be treated for rheumatism. Gen. Collier on his arrival at the in stitution about 4 o'clock Saturday aft ernoon complained of pains in his chest Ho went upstairs and laid down. "When a nurse called at 6:30 to Inquire as to his condition she found him dead. Gen. Collier was adjutant general under Gov. Bradley and held the same office under Taylor, and ho was In charge of the Taylor troops at Frank fort during tho stormy period that fol lowed the assassination of William Goebel. Ho served as surveyor of tho port of Louisvillo during Gen. Harri son's administration. Gen. Collier waa born about 64 years ago In Garrard county. He married a daughter of Col. W. Hosklns. The body of Gen. Daniol R. Collier was taken to Lancaster Sunday for burial. Former Gov. Bradley, a life long friend, was prevented from going by the illness of Mrs. Bradley. Tho funeral will bo held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in Lancaster. CAUGHT IN THE ACT. Attempt to Blow Open the Safe In An L. & N. Ticket Office. Lexington, Ky., Jan. 25. Sam Baughman, colored, was detected in the act of blowing open the safe in tho ticket office of the L. & N. rail road at 4 o'clock Sunday morning. He had demolished desks and scattered tickets and papers over the floor and was in the act of placing a quart of blasting powder in the safe when de tected by J. W. West, ticket agent Baughman jumped through a window, West firing at him. He ran by tho police station, whero he was captured. A machtnlst, who opened the safe Sun day, said tbo entire building and per haps other buildings would have been demolished had the fuse been lighted. BODY WILL LIE IN STATE. Remains of Bishop Thomas K. Dudley Arrives In Louisville. Louisville, Ky., Jan. 25. Tho body of Bishop Thomas K.. Dudley, of the Episcopal diocese of Kentucky, ar rived from New' York Sunday night and, in charge of an escort of masons, was taken to the Dudley home on Third avenue. The' body will lie in state a portion of one day at Christ church cathedral the fucral services being held on Wednesday. Bishop Tut tie, of Missouri, will preside at tho ceremonies, and among those who" will assist him are Bishop Gaylor, of Ten nessee; Francis, of Indiana; Peterkin, of West Virginia and Randolph, of Virginia. Outside the City Limits. Louisville, Ky., Jan. 25. In tho event of a mandate from the court of appeals closing the Louisville pool rooms Henry WehinhofT, proprietor of the Turf Exchange, and Ed Alvey, pro prietor of Tho Kingston, will open a commission house outside the city limits. Wounded Hla Cousin. Jackson, Ky., Jan. 25. In a row Sunday morning Juno Jott, brother of Curtis Jett, shot Herbert Spencer in the band. It does not seem that there was any trouble between Jott and Spencer, except that Jett was drunk and Spencer was trying to get him to behave. River Rising Two Inches An Hour. Owonsboro, Ky., Jan. 25. Tho Ohio at this point continues to rise at the mto of two Inches an hour. It roso bIx feet Saturday night. Tho entire river is covered with swiftly moving lco floes. Tho river men and fanners In lowlands aro very apprehensive of damage. Noted Sporting Man Dead. Harrodsburg, Ky., Jan. 25. John Figg, well known In tho sporting cir cles of tho east and south, died at tho Commercial hotel Sunday night at a o'clock. Ho had been ill for two days with pnoumonia. Figg was a native of Harrodsburg. Ho was 57 years old. Died at the Age of 96. Covington, Ky., Jan. 25. Martha Martin, who for tho past 50 years has beon a resident of this city, died at her lato homo, 431 Bakewell Btreot, Sunday afternoon 'at tho rlpo old ago of 9G years. She leaves one son, Thos. Martin, a traveling man, living in Ohio. Gone to the Sales. Lexington, Ky., Jan. 25. Scott Hud son, Col. John Croighton, Col. E. F. Clay, Capt. James B. Clay, W. W. Ev ans, Clem Beachey, O. D. Wilson, Jero Tarlton and John W. Bain left horo Sunday morning for Now York to at tend tho Faslg-Tipton Co.'s sale. BEDFORD MURDER. The Mysterious Death of the Teacher, Miss Sarah Schaffer, Still Remains Unsolved. , ONE SUSPECT CLEARS HIMSELF, Victim's Parents Do Not Believe That the Killing Was the Result of a Lovers' Quarrel. A Red-Haired Man Arrested By the Police at Bloomlngton and Is Held For Instructions From Bedford Authorities. Bedford, Ind., Jan. 25. Tho myste rious murder of Miss Sarah Schaefer remains unsolved and few develop ments havo aided in establishing any clue. A well-known young man of this city, whorls a member of tho sen ior class at tho Btate university at Bloomlngton, was closeted Sunday with Detective Halpln and other offi cers. He explained his whereabouts on the night of the murder. The rea son for tho investigation, it is alleged, was a story told by Miss Schaefer's roommate and corroborated by Mrs. Smith, that tho young man was re quested on one occasion to leavo Miss Schaefer's room because of objection able conduct Tho letter written to Chicago by Miss Schaefer was to Mrs. Frank Cross, her sister. In this letter, aci cording to Mrs. Smith and Miss Love, who roomed with Miss Schaefer, tho dead girl complained of tho conduct of this young man In attempting to kiss her and it was In reply to this let ter that Mrs. Cross wrote: "I wish you had strength to hurl him down." Miss Love said Sunday that MIPS Schaefer told her the next day of the. inpfilflnt Tho young man Sunday explained! to the detectives that he left his home at C:45 on the night or the murder ana arrived at the old library building at, 7 o'clock, whero ho coached baskotbajL players. He left for Bloomlngton after tho consultation with his explanation accepted. I Tho murdered girl's parents do notj accept the opinion or the ponce mat h miirrlnn wna iha rAJ1lM nf InvPr'ff quarrel. They assert that they knowi nothing of a love affair between thelrj A telephone message was received Sunday by the officials from a woman in Louisville, tho Import of which was that If they would see her she would "give them information concerning the murder of Sarah Catherine Schaefer." Marshall Russell and Sheriff Smith left for Louisville. An effort was made to conceal their movements. Bloomington, Ind., Jan. 25. A red haired man waa arrested by tho police hero Sunday and is being held await ing Instructions from tho Bedford au thorities. When found the suspected man was In a schoolhouso with anoth er man taller than himself. The po lice suspecting robbery, approached, and the taller man fled. Tho mnn with the red hair, however, stood his ground, and, drawing a revolver, flour ished it at Chief Johns, who, with Of ficer Hugh Hlnkle, was making the arrest. They approached him and ho offered no further resistance. He gavo his name as Tom Boyd, but declined to state anything about him self. Ho was told that ho was sus pected of the Bedford murder, but re fused to say anything. THE BRITISH FLEET. . It Is In Readiness to Move Within Five Minutes' Notice. Tacoma, Wash., Jan. 25. According to officers of tho Northern Pacific steamer Victoria, which arrived from tho Orient Sunday, the British fleet at Hong-Kong is being kept In readiness to sail at a moment's notice. No sail or, they say, Is allowed on shore leave over night; tho ships are all coaled, and everything is In readiness for tho entire fleet to raovo within five min utes after receipt of orders. Store and Post Office Robbed. Dubois, Pa., Jan. 25. Tho largo store of R. B. Dick, at Walston, a min ing town about ten miles south of hore, and tho Dolancy post office in tho same building, wero robbed Sim day of goods and stamps to tho amount of $1,500. Crushed to Death By An Elephant. London, Jan. 25. George Lockhart, well-known elephant trainer and circus proprietor, was accidentally crushed to death by an elephant while ho waa attending to tho unloading of circus animals at tho railroad Btatlon at Wal thamstow. Loxlngton, Ky., Jan. 25. At a meet ing of the general cpuncii an ordlnanco recommended by the hoard of health was passed, prohobltlng expectoration on the streets or In any public slaco PITTSBURG FLOOD SUBSIDING. Two Towbaats and Two Boat Houses . Destroyed By Fire. Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 25. The flood ot Saturday has in a great measure pass ed this point, but portions of the two cities are still submerged and will not be freed from tho water until after midnight. In Allegheny the gas supply was er ratic and tho distribution of coal by tho city authorities In the poorer neighborhoods brought out riotous conditions. When the fuel was dump ed in the streets men, women and children fought for it, requiring a strong guard of police to restore order. Wreckage and huge cakes of lco strew the streets. A thick settlement of slimy mud, mingled with ice, makes many districts unfit to walk through. Huge timbers, portions of doors, stair ways, barrels, boxes, cans and other debris washed upon the streets by the flood, have rested where the water left them. Tho big coal companies havo been busy all day preparing their fleets for coal shipments to the south. Thero aro 30 towboats In tho harbor ready to start and it is estimated that fully 10,000,000 bushels of coal will havo started by Monday noon. Much excitement was caused by a fire Sunday which destroyed the Hack ett Elizabeth, tho towboat Olivette and two boat houses. Tho Elizabeth was set adrift and in passing under tho Union bridge set firo to that structure. This fire, however, was soon controll ed. Tho burning hulk of tho Eliza beth continued down the Ohio until Bhe sank a mile or so below. The loss will not exceed $25,000. A FLOOD AT WHEELING. One-Third of the Homes Are Partially or Wholly Inundated. ' Wheeling, W. Va., Jan. 25. Tho crest of tho flood swell was reached at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon when the stage was 44 feet 2 Inches. Fully one-third of tho homes in the city wero whollv or nartlally Inundated and the sharp fall in temperature has caused a great deal of suffering. On the is land very few streets are out of tho water, and many second stories are invaded. Word reached here Sunday evening that Joe Cutler and Charles Reynolds, I who cut loose In a light barge from tho steamer Lizzie TownBenu wnen that boat burned Saturday, were pick ed up about Matamoros. The towboat Sam Brown sighted the craft at Sis tersville and heard the cries of the men for help. The steamer gave chase for five miles, and finally overhauled tho barge, and took the two men off more dead than alive. In Benwood there is not a single block that is high and drv. and tho 5.000 people there are living in second stories or on the hill sides. GOV. TAFT ARRIVES. me Immediately Took a Train For Washington. San Francisco, Jan. 25. Formor Gov. Taft, of the Philippines, arrived here on the steamer Corea. With him were. Mrs. Taft, t.cir two children, Fred Carpenter, his secretary, and Judge Wolfly, attorney general of tho Philippines, who is traveling with tho governor's party on his way home on leavo of absence. The governor was met by a number of representative army and navy men and civil officials on the tug Golden Gate, to which the party was trans ferred after the Corea had reached tho quarantine station. Tho tug carried its passengers to the Oakland mole, where Gov. Taft boarded the eastern overland train for Washington. On ar riving at tho capltol ho will at once assume his duties as secretary of war. Big Blaze In New York. Now York, Jan. 25. Tho building, Nos. 54G-518 Broadway, occupied by Morimura ftros., Japanese goods; It. E. Bonar & Co., hats, and Cranford & Qulgley. Rossenwar Bros, and Finltel Btein & Maaget, clothing, was destroy ed by flre early Sunday. Estimated loss $250,000. Walking Around the World. Monto Carlo, Jan. 25. George W. Schilling, who left Pittsburg, Pa., in August, 1897, on a bet that ho could walk around tho world in Beven years, arrived hero Saturday. Schilling haa previously been reported on his walk ing tour from Japan, India and South Africa, Convicted of Murder. Sedalia, Mo., Jan. 25. Frank D. Duntpn, who killod Em 11 Meyer in thlB, cityT.wo months ago for the betrayal and desertion of Dunton's daughter, was convicted of murder Sunday, tho verdict fixing hla punishment at 28 years In tho penitentiary. St. Augu3tIno, Flo., Jan. 25. A largo number ot regular army officers and national guardsmen arrived horo Sun flay to attend tho convention of tho National Quardsmoo's association. ERE WEATHER. A Cold Wave Extends Over Wide Area in the West and the North. IT MAY LAST FOR SEVERAL DAYS, In a Number of Places In the North west, Sunday Was the Coldest of the Year. Thirty-Three Degrees Below Zero In St. Paul; 37 Below In Duluth and 47 Below at Ely, on the Ver million Range. Chicago, Jan. 25. Extreme cold weather was recorded In various sec tions of the north and west Sunday. The cold wave extends over a wide area, embracing the Upper Mississippi and Missouri valleys and the western lako region. Particularly severe weather is reported in the Dakotas, Eastern Montana, Northeastern Ne braska, Northwestern Iowa, Northern Illinois and Indiana and portions of f Wisconsin and Michigan. Tho thermometer Sunday in this city registered 11 degrees below zero. There is suffering among the poor peo ple and many of tho homeless applied at tho police stations for shelter. On ly one death, that of a fisherman, has so far been reported. Tho weather bu reau observer says that it is possible that tho mercury may go to 20 below Monday and that the cold wave will last several days yet. At St. Paul Sunday the minimum on the official thermometer was 33 de grees below zero. Other thermome ters registered as low as 40. Bis marck reported 28 and Superior, Wis., 30. In a number of places in the northwest it was the coldest weather of the year. A severe blizzard raged at Houghton, Mich., trains being lato and traffic badly Impeded. Omaha, Neb., Jan. 25. The coldest weather of tho winter was recorded by the weather bureau Sunday. The tem perature was 12 below zero. Duluth, Minn., Jan. 25. With ono exception Sunday was the coldest day since 1864. The government thermom eter registered 37 degrees below zero early Sunday and at 8 o'clock Sunday night stood at 24 below. Forty-seven degrees below zero was reported at Ely. on tho Vermillion range, Sunday morning, while towns on the Mesaba range reported from 35 to 45 below. Sioux City. la., Jan. 25. At 8 a. m. the government record of temperature was 21 below zero, and it has not been higher than 8 below all day. Milwaukee. Wis., .Tan. 25. Tho cold est weather of the winter was experi enced In the entire northwest Sunday. Superior reported a maximum tomper attire of 30 degrees below zero, La Crosse 21 and Milwaukee 1G. Only one case of suffering was on the police record, a man being found with his hands and feet froron. I Burlington. la.. .Tan. 25. Tho mer cury fell to 8 deres below zero Sun day evening, tho rt-oond coldest night of thp season. Tho rold is increasing. I Milwaukee. Wis.. Jan. 25 Specials showed Wisconsin to have experienced tho coldest weathrr Sunday night of any state In tho union. New Rich- 1 mond reported a maximum tempera ture of 45 degree' below zero: Hay ward and Cumberland reports 40: Su perior Cfi. and Unity 38 below. Other low temperatures are Plaek Rivor Falls 32. Baraboo 31. Osbkosh reports the coldest weather in 25 years, tho registration being 2S below. A strong northwest wind is blowing. Winter Races at Jacksonville. Jacksonville, Fla.. Jan. 25. The win ter race meeting opens here Thursday, January 28, with bright prospects. Horses are hero from Illinois, Indiana, Charleston, S. C, Atlanta and tSavan nah, Ga.. besides a number of others will race. Philippine Trade Statistics. Washington, Jan. 25. The Philip pine trade statistics of the Insular bu reau of tho war department Bhow that the imports of those islands during tho eight months ended August, 1903, ag gregated ?22,2GG,5S1 and exports $20, 800,233. Had Numerous Offspring. Fort Worth, Tox., Jan. 25. A dis patch from Denison says: Mrs. N. C. Hergis, who died in that city Sunday at tho ago of 8G, was tho progenitress of 17 children, G8 grandchildren and 1G5 great-grandchildren. Half tho Town Submerged. New Cumberland, W. Va., Jan. 25.. Fully one-half of this town is under 12 feet of water and a blizzard Is raging. Dozens of factories aro submerged and tho Chelsea China Co. plant is greatly damaged. Some new namo should bo used to des ignate tho flying machlno that flics to distinguish it from tho regulation kind.