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MAYSVILLE, KY., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1904.
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While Beinjr Towed Back to St.
Louis It Escaped From
Its Captors. '
SHOT INTO THE AIR AND WAS GONE
It Took a Northwesterly Course and
Will Remain in the Air Until
the Gas is Exhausted.
Two Accidents Wednesday Prevented
the Long Distance Flight to Test
the Staying Powers of the
St. Louis, Nov. 3, Two accidents
Wednesday prevented the long dis
tance trial flight arranged by Capt.
Thomas S. Baldwin, of San Francisco,
to test the staying powers of his air
ship, the California Arrow, and what
was to have been a speed demonstra
tion around n prescribed quadrangular
course of about 15 miles, developed in
to a drifting exhibition, the Arrow fi
nally landing in a cornfield four miles
west of the aeronautic concourse after
the motor had been disabled by an
exhaust cap again blowing off when
the vessel had resumed its flight after
the first break down had been re
paired. The first accident resulted in the
Arrow being brought to the ground
about a mile and a half northeast of
the concourse. The airship was com
manded by Roy Knabenshue, of To
ledo, O., the hero of tho successful
flights on Monday and Tuesday.
Capt. Baldwin had arranged to fol
low the airship In an automobile and
when the accident occurred and the
motor stopped he gave instructions to
follow the drifting aerial craft.
At 4:15 o'clock the airship landed
on Peck's farm, eight miles northwest
of the exposition. Soon after automo
biles with newspaper men arrived, and
Knabenshue said it was impossible to
endeavor to return to the concourse
by flight as the motor needed repair
ing, and he had released considerable
gas from the balloon in descending.
Knabenshue climbed to the rigging
and all the weight removable was ta
ken from the craft, which rose to the
end of the anchor rope, and was tow
ed after the automobile towards the
The airship escaped at 8:15 o'clock
Wednesday night just as the persons
were towing, it Into the concourse.
There was a trolley line to be crossed
and it was necessary to pass the prow
of the craft over the trolley wire and
catch the down-hanging rope and
then release the rope that hung from
tho rear. In the darkness those ma
nipulating the ropes miscalculated and
both the front and rear ropes were re
leased at the same time. In a twink
ling the buoyant airship from which
had been taken 25 pounds of ballast,
and which was not even encumbered
with Aeronaut Knabenshue, shot up in
the air and was gone. In tho dim
light projected by the nearest arc
light, the yellow balloon loomed In
distinctly but for enough space of
time to show that the light wind was
carrying It toward the northwest.
There was nothing for Baldwin,
Knabenshue and the other members
of the party to do but accept the sit
uation and make the best of It. After
some little discussion as to the prob
able length of time the supply of gas
would sustain the airship, Baldwin
said that he believed the "Arrow"
would descend to the ground within
Nothing has been heard regarding
the probable location of the. airship
which Capt. Baldwin felt confident had
by that time landed through condensa
tion of the gas, and he 'decided not to
look farther for any tidings. He con
sidered it probable that vord will be
received during Thursday morning
that the airship has been found, in
which event it will bo convoyed to the
concourse without delay and made
ready for another trip.
SUCCESSFUL TRIAL TRIP.
The Cruiser West Virginia Developed
Average Speed of 22.14 Knots.
Boston, Nov. ' 3. With perfect
weather and sea conditions tho armor
ed cruiser West Virginia Wednesday
went over the Capo Ann course for her
official four hour speed trial and de
veloped an average speed of 22.14
knots per hour. The contract with tho
United States government called for a
sustained average speed of four hours
of 22 knots per hour.
M. E. Church Extension Society.
Worcester, Mass., Nov. 3. Tho an
nual sessions of tho Methodist Epis
copal Church Extension society open
ed horo with Bishop Cyrus D. Foss
presiding. The mooting was of a
business nature. Thoro were over a
ficoro of bishops present.
MISS EVA BOOTH.
Shs Will Be Salvation Army Commis
sioner For United States.
St. John, N. B., Nov. 3. A telegram
from-Salvation army headquarters In
Toronto announces the new, commis
sioner for the army In the United
States and Canada. Miss Eva Booth,
who for eight years has been In com
mand In Canada, will bo commander
Mies Eva Booth.
in the (United States with headquar
ters in New York city. She will leave
Canada on November 29 to assume
her new duties.
Commissioner KUby, who will be
Miss Booth's deputy commissioner,
has been in chnrge in South Africa.
He will have particular jurisdiction
of the western section of the United
States with headquarters in Chicago.
THE MILITARY SITUATION.
There Is Considerable Anxiety In St.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 3. There is con
siderable anxiety here over the mili
tary situation. Little news has been
received from Mukden, Gon. Sakha
roff's telegram of November 1 merely
indicating that matters were at a
deadlock around Shakhe. The Japan
ese have made some tentative moves
on both flanks, which were checked;
but there are no signs yet of a gen.
eral advance by their army.
Foreign representatives from Port
Arthur are decidedly gloomy, while the
authorities continue to profess con.
fldence in Gen. Stoessel's ability to hold
out, the popular feeling is that the
heroic garrison, which already ha
made a historic defense, must now b?
near the limit of human endurance
Gen. Kurokl's Headquarters, Nov. 1,
via Fuean, Nov. 3. After weeks of
constant .artillery fire varied with fre
quent Infantry skirmishes, Gen. Kuro
kl's army has enjoyed a day of per
fect quiet. For the first time since
the battle of Shakhe rIverno big guns
from the Russian side have been fired.
There Is, however, constant rifle shoot
ing between the trenches which are
near each other at many places along
THE NORTH SEA TRAGEDY.
The Coroner's Jury Returns a Verdict
in the Matter.
Hull, Eng., Nov. 3. "That George
Henry Smith and William Leggett
were, at about 12:30 a. m., on Octo
ber 22, while out fishing with trawls
aboard tho British tseam trawler
Crane, with board of trade marks ex
hibited and regulation lights burning,
killed by shots, without warning or
provocation, from certain Russian war
vessels at a distance about a quarter
of a mile."
This Is the text of the Jury's verdict
at the coroner's Inquest on the fisher
men victlm3 of the North sea tragedy.
At the request of tho British govern
ment, represented by the earl of Dy
sart, solicitor of the treasury, this con
servative award was rendered by the
first court of inquiry- preceding the
sessions of the international tribunal.
The government asked the Jury to not
to And a verdict of willful murder or
manslaughter because "Delicate nego
tiations aro going on which should
not be made moro difficult."
flour and drain.
Cincinnati, Nov. 2. Flour Winter
patent, $5.605.85; fancy, $5.255.45:
family, $4.45-1.70; extra, $3.954.20;
low grade, ?3.353.60; spring patent,
$6.35C.C0; fancy, $5.355.G0; family,
$4,950)5.10; Northwestern rye, $4.35fl)
4.50. Wheat Sales: No. 2 red, track,
$1.19. Corn Sales: No. 8 mixed
(old), track, 5Gc; No. 3 white (old),
track, 57c; yellow ear (new), track,
46'(.c; whito ear (new), track, 46c.
Oats-'-Sales: No. 2 mixed, track,
Chicago, Nov. 2. Wheat No. 2 red,
$1.1C1.18; No. 3 do, ?1.12rQ1l.lC;
No. 2 hard, $1.12(0)1.15; No. 3 do, J1.03
(5)1.13; No. 1 Northern, $1.1G1.1S;
No. 2 do, $1.1201.15; No. 3 spring,
$1.031.15. Oats No. 2, 2929i.c;
No, 3r28'329c. Corn No. 2, 54.Vic;
No. 3, 58!i542c.
After Battles With a Posse the
Murderers of Cashier Jlid-
daugh Are at Large.
CAPTURE OR DEATH IS CERTAIN,
"Buffalo Bill," a Sioux Warrior, and
Engiish Guests Will at Once
Take Up the Pursuit.
The Outlaws Are In the Open Country
and Can. Not Again Get Out of
Sight of the Determined
Cody, Wyo., Nov. 3. The outlaws
who held up the First national bank
of Cody are still free and seemingly
unwounded in spite of several brushes
with pursuers Wednesday, and Wed
nesday night the fugitives, well
mounted and well armed, were head
ing for the Owl Creek Mountains.
William F. Cody, "Buffalo Bill," his
English guests, and Iron Tall, the
Sioux warrior, will arrive here at
noon and will at once take up the puj
sult, there being nine in the party.
The fleeing outlaws were overtaken
Wednesday on" Grey Bull river, 15
miles from Meeteetse, where they had
stopped to get breakfast and rest their
Jagged horses. The robbers hastily
mounted and took to the open. The
posse followed and a second running
fight took place. No one was wound
ed. The capture or killing of the des
peradoes is now a question of hours.
They are in the open country and can
not again get out of sight of the deter
mined men on their trail.
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 3. A special
from Cody, Wyo., says: Several bat
tles have been fought between posses
and the outlaws who attempted to rob
the First national bank of Cody Tues
day afternoon and who murdered
Cashier L. O. Mlddaugh. But the
bandits are still at large, although
their capture or death is but a mat
toY of a few hours. Col Cody arrived
at Cody Wednesday evening with his
Indian trailers, scouts and cowboys,
accompanied by a large party of Eng
lish noblemen and New York club
men. Cody will take the trail of the
outlaws at once. His guests have
been Invited to accompany him and
some of the younger men and mem
bers of the party will accept.
MINE CAR FELL.
Ten Miners Dashed to Death and Oth
ers Were Injured.
Wllkesbarre, Pa., Nov. 3. An acci
dent occurred at the new Auchlncloss
shafe of the Delaware, Lackawanna &
Western Coal Cp. at Nantlcoke result
ing In ten miners being dashed to
their death down 1,400 feet from the
surface to a sump filled with water.
Severol other mine workers at the
head of the shaft were waiting to de
scend, were injured.
The victims were all miners, labor
ers and company hands, and resided
at Nantlcoke and vicinity.
The direct responsibility for the ac
cident can not be learned, but It was
caused by the engineer losing control
of his engine. The car with its hu
man load was dashed beyond the Ross
vein landing, 1,000 feet below the sur
face and Into the sump, 400 feet be
low, where no human aid could reach
ELECTRIC CAR OVERTURNED.
About 20 Politicians Seriously Injured,
One at Least Critically.
Lawrence, Mass., Nov. 3. A mes
sage from North Andover says a spe
cial electric car carrying the "Salem
Witches" and "Danvers Jolly Tars,"
two campaign companies which par
ticipated In the republican parade in
Lawrence Wednesday night, while
running nt high speed was derailed
and overturned. Physicians and po
lice have gone to the scene of the ac
cident. Lawrence policemen on tho
scene report 20 persons seriously In
jured, and nt least one critically.
Firemen Overcome By Smoke.
Now York, Nov. 3. Ten firemen
were overcome by smoke and gas
Wednesday night while fighting
flames which consumed a hay stack
In Brooklyn. Three of tho firemen
may not recover and four of the oth
ers aro In a serious condition.
New York, Nov. 3. Joseph C. Hen
irix, former president of the National
Bank of Commerce and widely known
In financial circles, 1b ill from typhoid
fever at hla homo, In Brooklyn, and
grave fears aro entertained.
If a boy baby has apot name he so bo
haves that it goes off nnd leaves him be
fore ho is three, while a girl's will cllnp
to her forever. Atchison Globe.
BLOODHOUNDS ON THE TRAIL.
At Supper When a "Bullet From the
Street Pierced His Heart.
London, Ky., Nov. 3. While sitting
at the supper table Wednesday night,
Milton Green, who lives near East
Bernstadt, was instantly killed by a
rifle ball which was fired from the
6treet, and, passing through a window
of his home, pjerced his heart.
It Is not known who' the assassin
is, and bloodhounds have been sent for
to trail tho assassin.
Green was about 30 years old, mar
ried and has two children.
Six years ago he killed James Mul.
lins, a colored man, at Altamont, and
was sentenced to serve five years In the
state penitentiary. He served part of
the time and was then pardoned. About
five years ago he shot and seriously
wounded Lev. Philpot on the street at
London, and was afterward shot and
dangerously wounded by Philpot.
THE BRITTON CASE.
Circuit Court Judge Parker Reversed
His Former Order.
Lexington, Ky., Nov. 3. Judge Par
ker, of the circuit court here, entered
an order Wednesday reversing his for
mer order transferring the case
against Bill Britton, the alleged mur
derer of James Cockrill, in Jackson,
bock to Breathitt, and the case
therefore, will be tried here. Parker
had held that this court had no juris
diction, but the appellate court, in the
Barbour case, sent up from Jefferson,
Tuesday reversed him on this point.
Britton Is still in jail here. Britton
was arrested in Breathitt on a war
rant sworn out in Fayette county aft
er the grand jury indictment here,
the commonwealth alleging that the
Breathitt grand jury had refused to
indict. Tho case is attracting atten
tion all over the state, as it Is one of
the alleged feud cases.
RR. ADM. WILLIAM C. WISE..
He Will Retire From the Naval Serv
ice November 8.
Washington, Nov. 3. Rr. Adm. Wil
liam C. Wise, commanding the Atlan
tic training squadron, was at the navy
department Wednesday In conference
with officials regarding the condition
of that squadron. He will return to
his flagship, the cruiser Minneapolis,
now in Hampton Roads, in a day or
two, and on the eighth Instant will be
retired from active service. Adm.
Wise is a native of Kentucky and en
tered the naval service in 18G0. He
reached the grade of rear admiral in
Sold Coal Farm.
Mayklng, Ky., Nov. 3. George Yen
tus has sold his 200-acre mountain
farm, In the Elkhorn coal belt, for
$10,000, the highest price ever paid
for mountain coal lands. The Min
eral Development Co., of Philadelphia,
was the purchaser. This completes a
block of several thousand acres of the
best coal lands in the south.
Railway Firtrtian Killed.
Livingston, Ky., Nov. 3. Louisville
& Nashville freight trains collided
north of Livingston. Fireman Ernst
Meikle, of 317 West Market street,
Louisville, a brother of Train Dic
patcher George Meikle, was killed,
nnd Engineer Tom Lasley was badly
Molders Returning to Work.
Newport, Ky., Nov. 3. The situation
in the molders' strike was enllvenei
Wednesday, when a number of men re
turned to work in the Newport iron
.and brass foundry. The plant has bepii
closed since the trouble that followed
the first effort to operate It with non
Was Accidentally Killed.
Harrodsburg, Ky., Nov. 3. Charles
Massle, a well known young man of
Bohon, this county, died as the re
sult of a wound ijcelved by the acci-1
dental discharge of a revolver in his
own hands. He was showing tho
weapon to n friend when It went off.
Won't Be a Kentucklan.
Loulsvlllo, Ky Nov. 3. At a meet
ing of the Episcopal clergy and lay
delegates It was practically decided
that the new bishop of Kentucky
would not be a Kentucklan. It was
decided to raise $100,000 for a me
morial to the lato Bishop Dudley.
Kicked By a Mule.
Owlngsvillo, Ky Nov. 3. H. D.
Blevlns, a well known farmer of Step
stone, went to his barn to feed his
mules when one kicked him In tho
left side, Just below tho heart, ren- J
derlng him unconscious,
n critical condition.
Blevlns Is in
Wealthy Louisville Man Dead.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 3. William
Mathews, aged 54, a wealthy retired to
bacco manufacturer, dlod suddenly
Wednesday afternoon of Blight's dis
ease at his rosldonco, 1C38 Third
street. A wife' and a daughter survive.
Caused the Loss of Nine Lives
aud the Injury of Fcur
or Five Persons.
HELD 800,000 GALLONS OF WATER
Four Tenement Houses Were Washed
Several Hundred Yards by tho
Mud Hush of the Stream.
Walls of the Dam, 30 Feet High, Tum
bled Over, Falling Upon a House
and Barn The City Will
Bury the Dead.
Charlotte, N. C, Nov. 3. A reser
voir of the municipal water works, lo
cated near the center of Winston Sa
lem, N. C, broke at 5 o'clock Wednes
day morning, causing the loss of nine
lives and the Injury of four or fivo
The dead are: Mrs. Martin Pee
ples, Mrs. Volger, Mrs. John Poo and
12-year-old daughter, Mrs. Southern,
John Southern, Miss Octavla Bailey,
aged 20, Lucille Malone and Carolina
Martin. The last two named are col
ored. The injured: Martin V. Peoples,
both legs broken; Walter Peoples, In
Jury to back; Gllley Jordan, slightly
bruised. These are at the hospital.
D. L. Payne, a traveling man of
Gieensboro, was badly hurt but may
recover, though his condition prevents
his removal to the hospital now.
The north side of the reservoir,
which is 30 feet high, tumbled over,
falling upon the home and barn of
Martin Peeples. There were about
800,000 gallons of water In the reser
voir and the mad rush of tho stream
northeast to the Southern railway cut
nnd thence to Belos Pond, a distance
of half a mile. Four tenement houses
were washed several hundred yards.
D. L. Payne, Injured, says ho was
awakened by the crash and thought he
was being swallowed by an earth
quake. "I can not descrioe my experi
ence while I was floating on the mad
rushing stream of water," said Mr.
Payne after his removal to a house
near the place where he was found.
The mayor and aldermen of this
city have directed that coffins and
graves be prepared for those who lost
their lives beneath the rush of water.
The work of rescue was completed
Wednesday afternoon. The following
additional bodies were recovered:
Mrs. Vegler, John Southern, Miss
Octavla Bailey and Lucille Malone,
One Person Killed and Nearly Forty
Hurt, Two of Whom May Die.
Mount Vernon, N. Y., Nov. 3. The
explosion of over a ton of dynamite
under the Bond street bridge Wednes
day shook the city and the surrounding
country within a radius of five miles,
probably killed one person and injured
nearly 40 others, two of whom may (He
The man supposed to have been killed
was nn Italian in charge 'of the dyna
mite. He was seen at his post of duty
just before tbe explosion, and no trace
of liim has since been found.
There were 2.300 rounds of dynamite
stored at the t4de of tho deep rock cut
running from the western limits of the
rity or .sew ion, ew Haven and
Hartford railroad station, which was
used for blasting a nath for additional
tracks. The explosion tore a hole In
the ground SO feet deep, that is now
full of water from a hidden spring,
wrecked the Bond street bridge over
the railroad tracks and broke all the
windows within a quarter of a mile.
Many houses were shifted from their
foundations, walls were stripped of
plaster and furniture was splintered.
Most of tho persons Injured were
caught by falling ceilings and walls In
the houses nearby. Stoves In stores
and dwellings were overturned and
many fires were started, but the flameB
were quickly extinguished.
Voting on the Question of a Strike.
Chicago, Nov.. 3. Members of tho
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen,
employed on the Pennsylvania system
west of Pittsburg, aro voting on the
question of a strike in anticipation of
an announcement from officials that
the demand of the union for n working
agreement has been refused.
The World's Fair Coal Supply.
St. Louis, Nov. 3. The strike of tho
tlllnnls rnnl wnrknrn thrnntnna in ilo.
picto tho coal supply of tho World's
fnir, which is supplied by an Illinois
company. The lights on exhibit build
ings havo beon orderod cut off an
hour earlier than usual.
Washington, Nov. 3. Tho French
arbitration treaty, concluded Tuesday,
will be followed by a treaty with Italy,
which it is expected will bo ready for
signature enrly next week.