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THE TUPELO JOURNAL
PUBLISHED WEEKLY. EJ~ ' ■■■-■■ --■ T- —TV TUPELa r « : MISSISSIPPI g—- ■*■*»■. The body of an unknown negro was found hanging to a tree near Cordele, Ga., on the 16th. The jury, on the lGth, in Kansas City, Mo., in the ease of Dr. Louis Zorn, a dentist, on trial for the murder ot Albert Sechrist, failed to agree on a verdict and was discharged. Mrs. Sidney Strong, a priminent Con gregational organizer, of Chicago, died of heart disease, at Naples, Italy, on ‘the 14th, on the German steamer Pres ident. which arrived there from East Africa. The most destructive fire in the his tory of Aberdeen, Wash., on the 16th, wiped out ten business blocks and res idences, causing four deaths and six seriously injured, and a loss of over $1,000,000. Most Rev. John Joseph Glennon, who - becomes archbishop of the diocese of St. Louis following the death of Arch bisnop Kain, is one of the most inter esting figures in the Roman Catholic church in America. Frank Pavlik created a dramatic scene in a Chicago court, on the 15th, by pointing an accusing finger at his father and declaring that the latter was guilty not only of wife murder, but also that of parricide. Mexican cotton boll weevils have cost the cotton planters of Texas nc less than $60,000,000 this season, ac cording to Mr. E. S. Peters, of Cal vert. Tex., the nresident of the Texas Cotton Growers’ association . Col. C. M. Watson, the commissioner general from Great Britain to the St. Louis World's fair, arrived in St. Louis, on the 13th. A large delegation met the distinguished guest at Union station, and he was given a royal re ception. After having been mourned as dead since early in September, Guy Jones, 11 years old, of Chicago, turned up, on the 15th, alive and well. In a grave at Graceland cemetery is the body of a boy which was buried as that of the missing lad. Albert L. German, alleged defaulting clerk of the Third national bank, of Louisville, Ky., was adjudged insane, on the lGth, by a jury in the federal court. German was charged with a shortage in his accounts of between $20,..0 and $30,000. Ex-Gov. Henry L. Mitchell died at Tampa, Ha., on the 14th, of general debility. He was 70 years old, and his health had been failing for a year past. From 1888 to 1890 he was justice of the supreme court of Florida. He was governor from 1893 to 1897. Gov. Dockery of Missouri, on the 34th, made a formal request on Secre tary of State Hay for the return of Charles Kratz, the fugitive St. Louis boodler, who fled to^ Mexico following his indictment in connection with the St. Louis & Suburban railway franchise bill. Most Rev. John Joseph Kain, archbishop of St. Louis, died, on the 33th, at the St. Agnes sanitarium, in Baltimore, Md., where he had been a patient since May 12. Death, whicn came peacefully, had been hourly ex pected by his attending physicians for several days. One of the most important develop ments of the American visit of the Honourable Artillery Company of Lon don was its announcement that a mon ument to the memory of the late Queen Victoria is to be erected in Boston, Mass. Intelligence of this plan was cabled to King Edward. The United States supreme court, on the 13th, extended the time for the completion of the taking of testimony in the case of the state of Missouri versus the state of Illinois, involving the right to empty the waters of the Chicago drainage canal into the Mis sissippi river, until January 1 next. Army circles are greatly interested in the fight which will be made dur ing the coming: congress fnr tho ro. establishment of the army canteen, or post exchange. The plan Is said to be to attach a rider to the military ap propriation bill, repealing the anti canteen law, which was enacted two years ago. The members of the Honourable Ar tillery Company, of London, said fare well to American shores, on the 15th, after a stay of nearly two weeks in this country as the guests of the An cient and Honorable Artillery Com pany of Massachusetts. The English men sailed hy the Dominion line steam er Columbus. The Doylestown naional bank, of Doylestown, Pa., which was closed on July 30, 1903, was, on the 13th, author ized by the acting comptroller of the currency to resume business, the stock holders of the bank having raised $220, 000 by voluntary assessment, and other conditions imposed by the comptroller having been complied with. “Railroads can not afford to grant any further increase in wages, and if they are forced to take such action, over 100,000 employes in the eastern half of the country will be laid off in definitely.” This ultimatum was issued, in Chicago, on the 15th, to the heads of labor organizations that were plan ning to demand higher pay. The acquittal, at Lexington, S. C., on tne 15th, of Jlames H. Tillman, who was charged with the murder of N. G. Gonzales, editor of the State, in Co lumbia, S. C., on January 15 last, brought to an end a trial that since September 28 has engrossed the atten tion of the public of South Carolina as no other trial has done in the last quarter of a century. Paymaster-General A. E. Bates, of the army, submitted his report, on the 13th, to the war department for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1903. The total amount of funds handled by the paymaster’s department was $43,645, 859. Of this sum $32,599,406 was ex pended on account of the pay for the army. The amount paid out on ac count of the militia was $383,830. \ topics ofje day. NEWS FEOM EVERYWHERE. PERSONAL AND GENERAL. The Illinois board of pardons, on the 14th, recommended commutation of sentence in the case of George Derby, sentenced to the penitentiary for life from East St. Louis, in 1899, for the murder of a man named Impky. Gov. Yates signed the commutation of sen tence. Murdered for purpose of robbery is believed to have been the fate of P. H. Konzen, a wealthy justice of the peace of New Hampton, la., who dis appeared while in Chicago during centennial week. The police have been asked to solve the mystery surrounding his disappearance. At St. James church, Plcadilly, Lon don, on the 14th. A. M. Myburg, son of the late P. M. Myburg, was married to Nina, the only laughter of the late Charles A. Morrill, of Chicago. Missouri Pacific train No. 27, from Kansas City, ran into an open switch in the yards, at Joplin, Mo., on the 14th, and collided with the rear end of a freight train standing on a siding, injuring 14 persons. A message received at Norfolk, Va., on the 14th, reported an unknown four master schooner in distress and ashore on the Carolina coast, and also stated that a body was washed up on the beach. Caleb Powers and Jim Howard, con victed in connection with the murder of William Goebel, were, on the 14th, re moved from Georgeown, Ky., to Louis ville, on an order issued by the county judge. Intercepted letters showed that friends were planning to liberate them. A verdict of murder in the second degree was returned, at Denver, Col., on the 14th, in the case cf William La Fair, charged with the killing of Eben T. Massey, on September 3. John Mielke and Mrs. Lillie Cooper, of Berlin. 111..were married,on the 14th, by County Judge Walker. The bride is only 21 years old, and this was her third marriage. Republican France gave a royal re ception, on the 14th, to King Victor Emmanuel and Queen Helena of Italy. The State Federation of Labor con vention, at Springfield, 111., on the 14th, refused to adopt a resolution boycotting the state militia. Fire, for the third time in three years, on the 14th, destroyed the plant of the McKeesport (Pa.) Baking Co. Loss, $60,000. News, on the 15th, of the removal from office of United States Marshal Fred A. Field, of Rutland, Vt., by President Roosevelt, surprised the res idents of that city, where Mr. Field ranked as a leading and highly-respect ed citizen. He was appointed marshal by President McKinley, and reappoint ed a year ago by President Roosevelt. With impressive ceremonies, ar equestrian statue of William Tecumseh Sherman was unveiled, at Washington, D. C., on the 15th, in the presence oi official Washington, the president at its head, and thousands of veterans, members of societies of the armies of the Tennessee, the Cumberland, the Ohio and the Potomac. J. L. Dielfendorf, a distributing clerk in the post office in Lincoln, Neb., was arrested, on the 15th, charged with rob bing the mails. He was caught by means of decoy letters. Dielfendorf made a confession after being arrested, and admitted that he had been taking money from letters for a year. H. H. Adkins, a prominent oil pro ducer and promoter, was indicted, at Lima, O., on the 15th, on a charge of having embezzled $10,000 from stock holders of the Union Oil & Gas Co. Plans have been accepted by Com missioners Wiggins and Filcher for a magnificent arch to adorn the entrance of California’s mining exhibit at the St. Louis exposition. A grand jury investigation of the charge of boodling against the board of education of Kansas City, Kas., is assured. Over 400 citizens signed the petition, on the 15th, drawn up by the Mercantile club, asking Judge E. L. Fischer, of the district court, to call a special grand jury. James Davis, a prisoner in the East St Louis (111.) jail, attempted to burn down the jail building and incinerate himself and fellow-prisoners, on the 15th. Davis was placed in an iron cell. It was thought that he was insane from drink. mug ivunaru ua.s iuu usieu uieui.. Gen. Lord Methuen with the mission of investing the Emperor Francis Jos eph of Austria with the insignia of a British marshal, conferred on the em peror during the king’s recent visit to Vienna. About 300 delegates, from all parts of the state, were present, on the 15th, to attend the thirty-first annual con vention of the Illinois Y. M. C. A., at Rockford, 111. The meeting was the most successful ever held. A great strike in the coal fields of the western states will be called, ac cording to President Mitchell, of the United Mine Workers. Twenty-three thousand men will be called out in Colorado, Idaho and Wyoming. The reason for the strike order is that the owners have refused to treat with the district unions. Following the refusal of the Pacific Express Co. directors to grant the de mand for an increase of ten per cent, in wages, 225 messengers, clerks, driv ers and porters of the company went on strike in St. Louis and at various agencies between St. Louis, Little Rock and Omaha, Neb., on the 16th. The president of tile Cotton States growers, at New Orleans, La., stated, on the 16th, that the crop will be short at least 1,000,000 bales, on account of the boll weevil. The association will ask congress to make an appropriation to stamp out the insect. A man named Clarig was arrested, on the 16th, at Wellston, Mo., suspect ed of knowing something about the murder of Mrs. Kate Lauman, who was killed, on the 14th, within half a mile of her home, near Normandy, Mo., in St Louis county. Sam Pickett, a traveling organizer of theatrical companies, was arrested tn Denver, Col., on the 16th, and ar raigned before United States Commis sioner Capron on a charge of using the mails to defriud. His bond was fixed at J500. | Albert Becklmann. who killed Helen Kelly, a former sweetheart, at Butte, Mqnt., was captured, on the 16th, at Melrose, Mont.i by Sheriff Quinn. ■awMaM Benjamin Aylor Shoots Gordon Allen to Death in Quarrel. SELF-DEFENSE IS CLAIMED Trouble Started Over tf»e Foreclos ure of u Mortituire, Which Is Sold to Have Been the Cuuse of the HI Feeling. Carthage, Mo., Oct. 17.—Benjamin Aylor, son of J. W. Aylor, a Carthage millionaire and the wealthiest miner in this district, shot and killed Gor don Allen, a prominent mining man of Joplin, Mo., in front of the office of the Eleventh Hour Mining Co., at Pros perity, a small mining town near Carthage, Friday afternoon at three o’clock. Trouble between the men arose over the foreclosure of a mort gage on a mining plant. Allen died instantly. Aylor surrendered to Sheriff Owen shortly after the shooting, and is be ing guarded at the county jail. He will not be confined behind bars. There were no witnesses to the shooting, and Aylor refuses to talk re garding the affair. Aylor’s fathei states that Allen had threatened to kill him and his son, and that his son acted in self-defense. When Allen's body was examined a 41-caliber revolver was found in the left pocket of his coat. It had not been discharged. CatiHc of the Trouble. Several months ago, it is stated, Al len borrowed over $1,500 from Aylor and gave a mortgage on a mining plant adjoining the Eleventh Hour property. As the money was not paid, Aylor fore iiu!>eu me mui igitge. 1 ms uituseu u bitter feeling between the men, and J. W. Aylor says Allen threatened to kill his son. Twice Allen met young Aylor on the Btreet and struck him, but Aylor did not resent the assaults. Friday aft ernoon Allen attempted to borrow a revolver from Deputy Sheriff Craig, of Joplin, but was unsuccessful. He did not say what he wanted with the weapon. He then boarded a car for Webb City, where he stepped into a buggy and drove to the mining town, several miles from this city. Upon arrival there, it is reported, he called Aylor from the office of the company and had some words with him regard ing their troubles. Displayetl the Revolver, It is said that Allen drew a revolver from his pocket and held it is his hand while talking to Aylor, with the sup posed intention of intimidating him. Failing in this, he changed the gun to his left hand, and flnaly dropped it in his left pocket. He then picked up the buggy whip and stepped out of the vehicle. Aylor thought Allen intended to whip him, it is reported, and drew his re volver and fired five times. All the bullets took effect in Allen’s body. He fell to the ground and was unconscious when reached by laborers working near. After the shooting Aylor con tinued his work, weighing three tons of ore. He didn’t talk to anyone about the shooting. When he had fin ished his work he seemed suddenly to give down. Aylor then telephoned tc the sheriff’s office and told of the shoot ing, instructing the sheriff to come after him. Ball Denied. At his request he was taken before Judge Perkins, of division No. 1, of the circuit court, Friday night, in an ef fort to give bond, but Judge Perkins refused to admit him to bail until after the coroner’s verdict was rendered. Benjamin Aylor is 30 years old, and resides in Webb City, near which place he has extensive mining interests. He is quite wealthy, being worth several hundred thousand dollars. His father. J. W. Aylor, resides in Carthage, and his wrealth is estimated at over a mill ion dollars. The family is one of the most prominent in western Missouri. Allen was a prominent mining man of TnnHn nnrl a fpw vp.ars aeo was considered very wealthy, but he hac lost many thousand dollars in unfortu nate mining ventures in the last few years. LITTLE PLUME CONFESSES. James Little Plume Has Confessed the Harder of Seven Persons On the Blaokfect Reservation. Butte, Mont., Oct. 17.—A special to the Miner from Browning, Mont., says Janies Little Plume has confessed to the murder of seven people killed Sun day on the Blackfeet Indian reserva tion. This confession was made before United States Commissioner Arnaux. Among the seven killed was the wife of Little Plume. His intention,, he said, was to kill more, but a shell stuck in his rifle, rendering it useless. He then cut a gash in his own throat and arm to allay suspicion. Betrothal Announced. Vienna, Oct. 17.—A newspaper of Bucharest announced the bethrothal of Drank, Duke Cyril, son of the czar’s uncle, Vladimir, to the divorced Grand Duchess Victoria of Hesse, daughter of the late duke of Edin burgh. Injured tn Electric Car Colllalon. Chicago, Oct. 17.—Six persons were severely injured in a collision between electric cars at Fifty-first and Wallace streets. The accident was due to the slippery condition of tbfr rails, the re sult of rain. Hog Cholera In Kama*. Topeka, Kas., Oct. 17.—Hog cholera is devastating the southeast portions ol Shawnee and across the line in Doug lass county. The farmers along the valley of the Wakarusa have lost ovei 1,000 animals in the past two weeks. Dr. Jonathan Taft. Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 17.—Dr. Jona that Taft, one of the best-known dent ists in the country, and founder, and for many years dean of the dental de partment at the University of Michi gan, is dead at his home here. A PREMATURE STATEMENT There Has Been No Announcement Regarding Alaskan Award. The ConimlNaion Han Not Yet Kenrlied a Decision and Has Made No Announcement. London, Oct. 17.—There is the high est authority for saying that the an nouncement made by the London Morn ing Advertiser that the decision of the Alaskan boundary commission virtual ly concedes the American case is en tirely untrue. The commission, thus far, has reached no decision, and no vote has been taken, even in the pri vate sessions, which would indicate Chief Justice Alvestone's position. It is quite true that the general trend of opinion among those connected with the tribunal, aside from the commis sioners, is that the ultimate decision will be in favor of America, but there is as yet not the slightest warrant for saying it has been reached. Confirming the statement that no de cision in the Alaskan boundary arbitra tion has been reached, the St. James Gazette this afternoon adds: “There is, however, increasing pes simism in Canadian circles.” The commission adjourned Friday, until Saturday, without making any an nouncement, franciFat worlds fair. M. Uoenfve, Chnncellor of the French KmhusHy nt Wniihlngton to Inatull French kxhlblti, Paris, Oct. 17.—M. Boeufve, chancel lor of the French embassy at Washing ton, has been appointed representative of the foreign office at the St. Louis exposition. He sails for the United States Saturday and will go directly to St. Louis and begin installing the French exhibits. M. Boeufve has con ferred with all the leading branches of the French exhibits for St Louis and says the exhibits will number 5,000 against 3,000 at Chicago, and that they will exceed in general interest and OCmnlflifinACP nmr nnn>.t/%a.r. fjnnn a.. hibit. They will include an elaborate exhibit of the government’s furniture, Gobelin and Beauvais tapestry and Sevres pottery. Automobiles, laces and silks will be largely represented and the methods of education, farming and mining in France will be shown. The department of labor will make an elab orate showing of French methods of industry and production. PARIS' ROYAL VISITORS. The Kln«; and Queen of Italy the ReelpflentM of Mueli Attention In the French Capital. Paris, Oct. 17.—King Victor Em manuel and Queen Helena of Italy, es corted by President and Mme. Loubet, visited the mint, Friday, where medals in commemoration of their visit were struck off. The president presented their majesties with the first medals and Finance Minister Rouvier offered the royal visitors two caskets contain ing unique specimens of counters used by members of the royal house of France. Subsequently, the party pro ceeded to the hotel de ville through dense crowds of people, who loudly acclaimed the Italian king. At the hotel de ville, a reception was held by the municipality, at which notabilities of commerce, industry and the arts were present. A NEW COUNTERFEIT TEN. A Sew Counterfeit Ten-Dollar t utt ed State. Note, Of the Buffalq Brand, Discovered. Washington, Oct. 17.—The secret service bureau has given notice of the discovery of a new counterfeit $10 United States note. The counterfeit is a well-executed lithographic repro duction of the so-called “buffalo note,’’ bearing a picture of a buffalo, and me dalion portraits of Lewis and Clarke. The counterfeit is of the series of 1901, check letter C, plate number 86, J. W. Lyons, register of the treasury, and Ellis C. Roberts, treasurer of the Unit ed States. FOR EMBEZZLING LETTERS. Charge I'pon Which Alexander Hall, Foreign Mail Superintendent, Hus Been Arrested. New York, Oct. 17.—Alexander Half, superintendent of the foreign mall branch of the New York post office, was arrested, Friday, on a charge of embezzling letters from the mails. Haff was sent to jail in default of ?3, 000 bail. He has been in the postal service 29 years. Advance Instead of Reduction. Bloomington, 111., Oct. 17.—In con tradiction to the report that the Harri man syndicate lines would reduce op erating expenses, principally in the shops of the Chicago & Alton, officials, Friday, announced a radical advance in the wages of the shop employes, ranging from eight to twelve per cent Brooklyn Singers Invited. New York, Oct. 17.—The singers of the Brooklyn Arion have been honored by an invitation from the music de partment of the St Louis World’s fair to give several concerts at the exposi tion next year, and in all probability will accept. Back To the Old Bay State. St. Louis, Oct. 17.—Capt. Horace Fox, 87 years of age, for 40 years a resident of St. Louis, has left for his native home in Franklin county. Mass., where he expects to spend the remainder of his days. Shrlnera’ Temple Instituted. Springfield, Mo., Oct. 17.—Abou Ben Adhem temple of the Mystic Shrine, the fourth temple in Missouri, was in stituted at Springfield Thursday with elaborate ceremonies, including a street parade and drill. A class of 100 novices was initiated. Papal Jubilee Gifts for Fair. St. Louis, Oct. 17.—The exhibition of the jubliee gifts of the late Pope Leo Jill, at the World’s fair, according to a special dispatch from Washington, is said to be assured. SODS WILL AVENGE MOTHER'S MURDER One Arrest Has Been Made and is Being Held on Suspicion. VOW OF THE FOUR SONS Swear Over the Dead Body of Thcl* Mother That They Will Not Give lip I nlll the Slayer la Run Dowu and Punlahcd. St. Louis, Oct. 17.—A Frenchman was arrested Friday morning at Wells ton, suspected of knowing something about the murder of Mrs. Kate Lau man, who was killed Wednesday after noon within half a mile of her home, near Normandy, in St. Louis county. The suspect gave the name of George Clarig, but he was better known in the community as George Roc. The Frenchman was placed under ar rest by Irvin W. Lauman, son of the murdered woman, who is a Jefferson guard at the World’s fair grounds. He apprehended the Frenchman in a saloon in Wellston and turned mm over to Constable Frank Kocrnig. He was taken to the office of Justice Stro ble, and from there escorted to Clay ton to be held pending developments. The arrest of the Frenchman seems important, in view of the fact that he was seen in the immediate vicinity of the murder at three o’clock Wednes day afternoon. Just half an hour later Mrs. Lauman was seen in almost the same spot. /"'ll_1 _ n HIT_11___4. _ iL . V-'ltA.llLAL, U. •>1U1 Lilt iVJIUI LLU l U in'. county officials that, he had seen the Frenchman near Hunt avenue and the Natural Bridge road at the time stated, and Paul Basquest reported that he had seen Mrs. Lauman there at 3:30 p. ra. on the same day. Snxiiert Denied He Saw Mm. Lauman , When Clarig was arrested he denied that he had ever seen Mrs Lauman, but admitted that he had been in the vicinity of Hunt avenue and Natural Bridge road Wednesday afternoon Searo After Food Waa Uefuaed. Deputy sheriffs who are working on the case are also anxious to locate a negro who applied to the Laumans for food a few days ago and was re* fused. Bloodhounds will be put on the trail of the murderer. Rain Mnke» Clew Hnntlne Dltllenlt. Whether the bloodhounds .viU be of any value is doubtful, as there has been much rain since the murder, and they probably would have difficulty in keeping the trail. Mrs. Lauman’s body was found by the roadside late Thursday by one of her sons. Inqnetit Continued Till Wcdnpxlay. Coroner Koch continued the inquest Friday until next Wednesday at 10 a. m., when the inquisition w*.. then be resumed at Normandy. No material evidence was brought out Friday The detectives and offi cials are inclined to believe that the missing negro will prove an important factor in the solution of the case if he is ever captured Since the murder he has disappeared from the neighborhood, but the detect tives have an excellent description of him and expect to eftect his capture. \'ow of the Four Son*. While the jurors and witnesses were gathered in the parlor of the Lauman home, near Normandy, listening to the testimony, the boys swore over the body of their mother that they would run to earth the man who so foully murdered her, and bring swift and ter rible justice upon his head It was a dramatic scene in the little parlor when these strong young men gathered around the body of their mother and swore that the murderer should not be permitted to escape. The coroner held an autopsy over the remains. The bullet—a 32-caliber —was found lodged in the base of the skull, ft entered just above the left eye. A reward of $500 has been offered for the apprehension of the murderer. The St. Louis county court will offer $ivu rewara. CONVICTS DECLARED GUILTY. Jnry Recommended Death Sentence Be Not Imposed—Motion For New Trial Overruled. Leavenworth, Kas., Oct. 17.—Five United States penitentiary mutineers, on trial here for murder, were found guilty Friday morning by a jury in the federal court. The jury recommended that the death penalty be not inflicted The prisoners are Turner Barnes, Frank Thompson, Fred Robinson, Rob ert Clark and Gilbert Mullins, who, with 22 others, broke out of the peni tentiary November 7, 1901, after kill ing a guard. A motion for a new trial was over ruled, and the attorney for the de fense gove notice of an appeal to the supreme court. The other mutineers will be tried in the federal court next Monday. Bank Clerk Adjudged Insane. Louisville, Ky., Oct. 17.—Albert L. German, alleged defaulting clerk of the Third National bank, was adjudged insane Friday by a jury in the federal court. German was charged with a shortage in his accounts of between $20,000 and $30,000. Found HanginK to a Tree. Cordela, Ga., Oct. 17.—The body of an unknown negro was found hang ing to a tree near here Friday. Peo ple living in the neighborhood state they heard shots during Thursday night. Csed the Mails to Defraud. Denver, Col., Oct. 17.—San. Pickett, a traveling organizer of theatrical com panies, was arrested in this city Friday and arraigned before United States Commissioner Capron on a charge of using the mails to defraud. His bond was fixed at $500. Assaulter Gets Death Sentence^. Kahoka, Mo., Oct. 17.—The jury in the case of Frank Clark, charged with assaulting Ollie Hess, returned a ver dict of guilty, Friday, fixing punish ment at death. - PACIFIC COAST TOWN BURNED The Principal Portion of Aberdeen, Wash., Destroyed by Fire*. Entire City Wiped Ont Except n Few llalldlnRH—Four I.Ivch I.OMt—Ki«tl niuted I.ohm Over $1,000,000. Aberdeen, Wash., Oct. 17.—The most destructive fire In the history of this town, Friday, wiped out ten business blocks and residences, causing four deaths and six seriously injured, and a loss of over $1,000,000. Not more than one-half of the loss is coverey by in surance, for the reason that the insur ance companies have refused to carry any greater risk on account of in flammable material of which all the buildings in Aberdeen are constructed Every business man in the city is a loser, either by fire, water, removal, breakage cr loss by thefts. T..e news paper offices escaped. Not anticipating that the flames could get beyond the Are department’s control, many waited until the fire was close upon them before starting to move out. The streets were soon strewn and littered with all kinds of material, and the rush and haste of teams and people in every direction caused great confusion The fire started in the old Mack building, on Hume street, which has been regarded as a fire-trap and dan gerously-constructed building. It was three stories high and was occupied by numerous single men, who cooked their own meals, chiefly on oil stoves. It was in a room in the third story where the flames started, and the in terior of the building was a mass oi flames when an alarm was sent in. The fire started at nine o’clock in the morning, and it was 2 p. m. be fore the flames were brought undei control. In order to stop further prog ress of the flames dvnamite was used on several of tlie buildings on which the flames were advancing. Aberdeen has a population of about 7,000, and the chief industry is lum bering. AMMONIA SMOTHERS FIREMEN PIpeN Burnt In C0I4I Storage Plant While They Are FiKhtint; Fire Three Rendered InconNdooN. St. Louis, Oct. 17.—Assistant Fore man Mike Kain, of engine company No. 22, and Pipeman James Connors and James Donnelly, of the same com pany, were overcome by ammonia fumes while fighting fire at the An chor Cold Storage Co., which was de stroyed Friday afternoon. The men were carrying a hose into the burning building, when the heat of the fire melted the ammonia pipes, through which the ammonia vapor is conveyed in the cold storage plant, and thfc base ment of the building, where the firemen were, was quickly flooded with water. Before they could get out the firemen were almost drowned, and the fumes of the escaping ammonia vapor over came them. Kain, Connors and Don nelly became stupefied and had to be rescued by other firemen, who got them out of the basement barely in time to save them from asphyxiation and drowning. MAY BE OUSTED FROM OFFICE Cltlzena* Committee Now Investigat ing Charges of Corruption Against Mayor and County Attorney. Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 17.—Mayor T. B. Gilbert and County Attorn?y James S. Gibson, of Kansas City, Kas., may be ousted from office if the plans of the citizens’ committee are carried o.ut. M. A. Waterman, chairman of the Mer cantile club and citizens’ committee, which first divulged the charges of boodling made against the board ''t education and later started a fight on gambling and licensing joints and il licit saloons, said Friday: “I have no hesitation in saying that for making the statement Mayor Gil bert did before the Mercantile club when he said he knew of the existence of gambling and of joints and permit ted them to run in violation of law be cause public sentiment favor?! them, action will be instituted to remove him from office. The same applies to Coun tv Attnrnpv .Tamps S Oihs .r IMPRESSIVE SERVICE HELD. Archbishop Kain's Remains Will Reach St. Lonls This Evening— Faneral Next Wednesday. Baltimore, Oet. 17.—Impressive serv ices were held Friday afternoon over the body of Archbishop John Joseph Kain, at St. Agnes’ sanitarium. When the services had been completed the casket containing the remains was borne to Camden station and, undof the escort of a large party, left at three o’clock over the Baltimore & Ohio for St. Louis, where interment will be made on Wednesday. Cardinal Gibbons will leave on ne :t Monday for St. Louis. A requiem higi mass will be celebrated at the cathedral in St. Louis next Wednesday, with the cardinal as the celebrant. The sermon will be preached by Archbishop Keane, of Dubuque, la. The funeral services in St. Louis will be elaborate. Lute Mltmourl Corn. Jefferson City, Mo., Oct. 17.—Farmers from Callaway county bring encourag ing reports concerning the corn crop. Advices say that in the bottom lands which were overflowed by the late flood the yield will run from 50 to 75 bushels to the acre. An Illtnol. Airship. Streator, 111., Oct. 17.—William Rel ferschild has completed an airship that the Louisiana Purchase exposition will allow him to exhibit. The Streator man is one of eight inventors who have planned approved sailing machines. Killed By an Anto-Cab. New York, Oct 17.—An auto cab em ployed by Mrs. C. C. Phipps, of Den ver, Col., who is staying at a hotel in Fifth avenue, ran down and killed S. H. Collins, a workman, aged 78 years, who was crossing Seventh avenue at Firty-seventh street. Post Office Robbed. Sioux City, la., Oct. 17.—Robbers blew open the safe in the Linn Grove (la.) post office Thursday night and secured $2,500 in money and stamps. The robbers escaped. __... .... Woman is Murdered and Robbed in St. Louis County, Mo. BULLET FIRED INTO HER BRAIN Mrs. William I.n.uman Meet* Death In n liOnely Spot While on Her Way Home From St. Loula— \n Clew to Mystery. St. Louis, Oct. 16.—Mrs. Kate Lau man, wife of William E. Lauman, of Normandy, St. Louis county, was mur dered and robbed by an an unidentified person or persons Wednesday night while on her way home from a visit to St. Louis. TlW' murderer used a revolver, and the bullet penetrated the temple just above the left eye. The crime was committed some time after 6:30 o’clock, but the exact time has not been determined, as me cir cumstances surrounding it are as mys terious as any with which the city po lice or county authorities have evei had to work. The body was found Thursday after noon at 3:30 o’clock by Roy Lauman, a son of the murdered woman, as he was driving home from a business trip to St. Louis. It was lying on the east side of the Lucas and Hunt road, in a clump oi bushes. That there was a struggle be fore Mrs. Lauman died there is little doubt. Her chatelaine bag, in which she carried her money, had been forci bly torn from he^ belt. Clutched tight ly in her right hand between her in dex and middle fingers was a small twig that she is supposed to have got ten in the brush on the side of the road while grappling with her assail ant. She wore a black silk glove, which was torn in a jagged manner in sev eral places, which could have been caused from brush. UrHKiced lnt€> Bushes. The body is supposed to have been dragged into the bushes after the shooting. It was placed with the head to the north, in such a position that the ordinary passerby would not see it. It was laid by the side of a wire fence, a strand of which had been torn ofi to make a hole large enough for the muderer or murderers to crawl through and get into a wooded pasture on the east, where there would be no possi ble clew from footprints that might have otherwise been made. The only sign of blood was a space about two inches square around the bullet wound. This was also powder burned, indicating tf at the fatal shot was fired at close range, probably while the struggle was going on or just as the unofrtunate woman might have succeeded in breaking away from her assailant. Mrs. Lauman had about $80 in money, which was taken. In addition, a gold watch valued at $90 and three rings valued at about $35 have disap peared. A pair of‘gold nose glasses at tached to a gold chain was left on her person. Woaml Reftembles McCann**. The body was not moved from the side of the road until after six o’clock Thursday night, wnen a telephone mes sage was received from Coroner Koch at his home in Des Peres, saying that he would hold the inquest this morn ing at 7:30 o’clock. The body was then taken home. Until the arrival of Detective Ca banne, Lauman thought his wife had been killed with some blunt instru ment. The officer soon dispelled this idea and declared she had been shot. The hole above the left eye was very small and resembled in a marked de gree the wound found under the eye of James P. McCann, who is alleged tc have been murdered at Bonfils sta'icn June 18 by Frederick Seymour Barring ton. Husbnnd Offers Reword of #.\00. Mr.Lauman outhorized the announce ment of a $500 reward for the arresl and conviction of the murderer or mur derers. At his request a letter was written to Gov. Dockery asking that he alsc offer a reward. Another request will be made or the county court at ^lay ton for a reward. SHOT BY HIS OWnTWIFE. Lamentable Result of n Midnight Hunt Through Their Home For a Ilarglar. Chicago, Oct. 16.—While searching for burglars, Wednesday, Herbert L. Butler, of Austin, was shot and serious ly wounded by his wife. The couple had armed themselves. Butler with a revolver and his wife with a shotgun and gone into different parts of the Butler residence. Later, upon discern ing the outlines of a person in the darkness, the wife opened fire, and hei husband dropped to the floor in agony. It developed that there were no bur glars in the house. Concedes the Amerienn Case. London, Oct. 16.—The Morning Ad vertiser announces that it regrets tc learn from a source which it regards as beyond question that the decision of the Alaska boundary tribunal vir tually concedes the American case. Post Office Robber Sentenced. Cairo, 111., Oct. 16.—Walter Hiatt, notorious post office robber, has been sentenced in the United States district court to a term of ten years in the penitentiary at Chester for robbing the post offices at Towanda and New Baden, 111. King Edward’s Emissary. London, Oct. 16.—King Edward has Intrusted Lieut.-Gen. Lord Methuen with the mission of investing Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria with the Insignia of a British marshal, conferred on the emperor during the king’s re cent visit to Vienna. President Dines Gen. Hamilton. Washington, Oct 16.—President and Mrs. Roosevelt gave a dinner, Thurs day night, in honor of Lieut.-Gen. Ian Hamilton, the British army officer now visiting the United States.