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MISSIONARIES IN CHINA CAPT. GRATE HUTCHINSON, O. S. A., WHO PERSONALLY IN VESTIGATED THE MASSA CRES AT POATINGFU, WRITES THE TRUTHFUL, IF DREAD FUL. DETAILS OF THE AF FAIR—FANATICISM RAM PANT. Special Correspondence of The Press. WASHINGTON. D. C . Feb. 26.— The massacre of American mis sionaries in China is the first alarm ins consequences which the gov ernment officials in Washington are seeking to avert, in the threatened anti-foreign uprising. Some idea of the situation in which the missionaries find them selves may be had from the story of the massacre at Poatingfu, in the Boxer uprising in 1900. This account was prepared by Captain Grote Hutcheson of the 6th cavalry U. S. A., who was on the ground and took every pains to secure the plain undistorted facts. Here is what he says: The following Presbyterian min isters. Mr. and Mrs. Simcox and three children, Dr. and Mrs. Hodge and Dr. Geo. Y. Taylor, lived In several buildings located in one compound situated near the village of Ckangchiachuang, lying about one mile north of the gate of the city. On the fourth day of the sixth Chinese month (June 30, 1900,) be tween 4 and 5 o'clock in the after noon, the compound was surround ed and attacked by Boxers and vil lagers, the attack being led by a local Boxer leader of minor rank, named Chu Tv Tze, known through out the city as a ruffian and bad character generally, but who, the day before had been presented with a gilt button by the niehtae (pro vincial judge), Ting Yund. This button, which was worn by the man at the time of the attack, was in the nature of a decoration or badge of distinction, and was presented by the niehtae as indicat ing his appreciation of the man's zeal and energy in the Boxer move ment. As soon as the compound was attacked the persons mention all took refuge in one building, from the upper story of which they could defend themselves. All other build ings in the compound were set fire to and soon destroyed, but a brave defense was made by the beseiged. In the course of which Chu Tv Tze was killed and 10 Boxers wounded. Dr. Taylor addressed the crowd from one of the upper windows In a vain effort to induce it to dis perse. Finally a successful effort was made to set fire to the build ing. Soon after, the two young 6ons of Mr. Simcox, Paul and Francis, aged respectively 5 and 7 years, rushed from the building to escape suffocation. They were im mediately set upon by the crowd, cut down and their bodies thrown into the cistern. The other inmates of the house perished in the flames. Tlie Chinese Christians and serv ants, to the number of perhaps 20, living in tho compound, also per ished. One Chinese Christian who tried to ki!l hlmsel by jumping into the cistern wa s taken therefrom and removed to the city and tortured during the night in an effort to se cure evidence against the mission aries corroborative of their alleged practices of cutting out eyes, hearts, etc., and of kidnapping chil dren This man was afterward put to death. In the American board mission compound, located in the south sub urb, lived the following American missionnaries: Rev. Pitkin, Miss Morrell and Miss Gould. Near by, in another compound, the follow ing English missionaries lived: Mr end Mrs. Bagnell and one child and Mr. Wm. Cooper. About 7 a. m. the following day the American board mission com pound was attacked by Boxers, ac companied by a throng of looting Tillagers. Mr. Pitklns has already beard of the conduct of the Boxers In attacking the mission to the north of the city during the night •nd prepared for the worst, writing letters of farewell to his wife and friends and burying them with cer tain small articles of personal and church property near the corner of the house. Upon being attacked, all took refuge in the chapel and later in a smaller building near by. Mr. A FANATICAL CHINESE CARTOON SHOWING THE MIS SIONARIES CUTTING OUT THE EYES OF A DEAD CHINAMAN. Pitkin was armed with a revolver, with which he defended himself and his charges until the ammuni tion was exhausted, when the crowd poured into the house and seized the occupants dragging them out. In the melee, Mr. Pit kin was shot and then beheaded. !iis body being thrown into a pit with six or seven Chinese Chris tians. The head was carried to the yamen of the nictitate, Ting Yung, a« an evidence of the good work of the Boxers, and was seen no more. During this time and later a force of about 30 Chinese soldiers stood outside the gate of the Pit kin compound with a knowledge of the proceedings, but taking no ac tion. Miss Gould and Miss Morrell were taken out of the compound and into the city. Miss Gould ap pears to have been so greatly frightened by the rough and brutal conduct of the Chinese that she had fainted from shock and fear, and remained in a more or less comatose condition for some time and was unable to walk. She was accordingly bound hand and foot and slung on a pole or lance as pigs are carried in China, and taken to the city. Miss Morrell, being a fearless woman of considerable strength, was able to walk, and did so. In this manner. Miss Gould be ing carried and Miss Morrell walk ing, but being led by the hair, they were taken to the Chi Sheng An temple, one of the headquarters of the Boxers, where they remained all day. En route the streets were thronged with people, many of whom clutched and tore the cloth ing of the two women, which soon was much tattered, but no deliber ate effort to parade them in a nude state was made. Neither does it appear that they were violated. During the day Mr. and Mrs. Bag nell, one child and Mr. Wm. Cooper were also brought to the Chi Sheng An temple, and presumably all were put through a form of ex- MRS, OELRICHS TO RUN THE FAIRMOUNT (Bcripps News Association.) SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26 — Mrs. Herman Oelrichs, high priest ess of society at New York and Newport, heroine of automobile records, eccentric dinners and Wall street speculations, Is to be the keeper of a $3,000,000 hotel —the Falrmount, here In San Francisco. Several years ago an enterprise of which Mrs. Oelrichs was the amination as to their guilt, ac cording to the general custom of the Boxers. Late in the afternoon, about 6 o'clock, perhaps, the entire party was conducted out of the city. During the day Miss Gould had re covered and was able to walk. The following method was adopt ed: The hands were bound and held in front of the body, the wrists about the height of the neck: a rope was then tied about the wrists passing to the rear around the neck, thence to the wrists of the next person behind, thence about the neck, and so on. The child was not bound, but ran along cling ing to her mother's dress. The end of the rope in front was seized by two men, and the doom ed party, thus led in single Are: all bound together like Chinese crim inals, viewed by an immense throng of the populace, were led through the streets, passing out by the south gate to the place of exe cution at the southeast corner of the wall. Here all were executed by being beheaded, except the child, which was 6peared by a Boxer. The bodies and heads were in securely buried in one pit about 40 yards from the south wall and about 70 yards west of the corner. NOSTRIKEOF BITUMINOUS COAL WORKERS (Scrlpps News Association.) NEW YORK. Feb. 26. — From reliable sources it is learned that a settlement in the bituminous coal regions, between operators and miners is almost certain and that there will bo no strike. Mitchell and other officials of the miners held an important confer ence this morning. moving spirit, purchased one of the most commanding sites in the most fashionable district of San Fran cisco and began the construction thereon of one of the most magni ficent hostelries in America. The hotel is not yet completed. Unfur nished and undecorated, it has cost more than 12,500,000, and for a long time proved to be a "white elephant" to its promoters who have been trying to lease it with- WANT ANOTHER FLOATING DRY DOCK WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 26.— The navy department officials are anxious to have authorized at the present session of congress at least one floating dry dock, to be sta tioned in home waters. The site selected is Solomon's Island In Chesapeake bay, which is admir ably adapted for the purpose. Should such a dock be constructed it will possess a new feature In an enlarged machine shop, containing the modern facilities for repairing ships. This will give the dock the value of a miniature navy yard, with the additional advantage of being able to proceed from place to place and save the time of ships which are needed in certain locali ties. Naval strategists have come to realize that the floating dock Is an important factor in maintaining the efficiency of the fleet and In giving the fighting ships greater value on the firing line. TRY MEN FOR BLOWING COEY COMPANY'S SAFE Judge Huneke this morning commenced the trial of the Rock ford safe-blowing cases, arising out of the attempt early last Decem ber to dynamite the safe of the Coey Mercantile company. Depu ty Sheriff Hone was detailed to in vestigate the crime and arrested John Allen. George Wilson and Joe Prather. The men have elected to stand trial separately and it is the Allen case which is up today. The defense has subpoenaed 22 witnesses from Rockford, while tho Btate has issued papers for 24 case witnesses. Unless something unexpected happens, the entire week in Judge Huneke's depart ment will be filled by these cases. SHIPPERS CAN SAY NOTHING ABOUT ROUTINGS WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 26.— The supreme court today reversed the ruling of the interstate com merce commission and the decision of the U. S. circuit court of the district of California which affirm ed the same, in the so called citrus fruit cases. The railroads out of California appealed from the rul ing of the commission and their contention that shippers had noth ing to say about routing fruit was sustained. Justice Peckham wrote the opinion, which was unanimous. ROBBERS MAKE $4,000 HAUL MILLVILLB, N. J., Feb. 26. — Robbers this morning blew the safe of Frederick Radol, banker. They got $4000 cash. They forced the vault. out success for more than a year. Mrs. Oelrich's recent visit to San Francisco was for the purpose of bringing matters to a focus and, after considering the offers of a Dumber Of America's biggest hotel men, she has, finally, decided to run the Fairmount herself, in evi dence of which she ha 3 Juat signed a 1500,000 contract for furnishing and decorating the huge caravan sary. THE SPOKANE PREM. Local Brevities The Beta Circle will meet on the fifth floor of Fraternal hall this evening. Robert Insinger returned yester day from a business trip to the east. Ladles play billiards and pool every day and evening at Pflater billiard parlor. ••• Charles M. Fassett has gone to Bodie camp, near Republic, Wash., to make assays. Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Hogan ar rived home yesterday from a short pleasure trip to southern Califor nia. The Order of Pendo will give a social tomorrow night to members and their friends at Fraternal hall. Refreshments will be served. The Ladies' guild of the St. Thomas' chapel will give a concert at All Saints' parish house tomor row evening. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Oakes of 1814 Third avenue have returned from a stay of six weeks in south ern California. Thomas B. Floman of EBO7 Illi nois avenue, 45 years of age, a con ductor lately in the employe of the Great Northern railroad, died yes terday morning of heart disease, after an illness of several weeks. DR. RASMUS SPEAKS ON SPIRITUALISM At the Central Christian church last night, Dr. Henry I. Rasmus of the First M. E. church delivered a sermon on spiritualism. Mr. Ras must gave as his reasons for not believing in spiritualism the fol lowing: "I do not believe in it because God has forbidden consultation with familiar spirits. "1 do not believe in it because it has not given one new idea to thinking men. "1 do not believe it, because It pretends to do that which is impos sible—to bring back spirits of the dead to talk with the living; and I say this on the authority of David, who says the dead can not come to RODE IN ON THE BEAMS A peculiar discussion arose be tween Manager Watkins and Perry Werden, the veteran first baseman, in the office of the Minneapolis base ball club the other day. The sub ject on which Watty and Perry fanned for a brief spell was dirty, uncouth ball players. The word "dirty" was not used as it is in slang terms, which de notes foul, or unfair work. The magnate and player discussed at length many' players whom they used to know who were very un kempt in their dress, both on and off the ball field. "Some years ago when I was managing the St. Paul club In the old Western league, I had a pitcher by the name of Schmidt on the pay roil," said Manager Watkins. "I have seen some uncouth play ers in my day," further declared Watty, "but this man Schmidt, we called him Schmitty, had it on 'em all. "Just before leaving for training camp one spring, Schmitty came to me and asked for $25. He certain ly looked as though he needed it badly and I gave it to him. When the day came for reporting at the training camp, Schmitty was not there, nor did he show up during the entire spring practice. "The day on which the team was to open in St. Paul I was sitting in the baseball club office looking over some papers. Some one knocked on the door. In answer to my In vitation to enter, a trampy looking fellow came into the office. His clothes were ragged and dirty, his hair long and his face covered with nearly two months' growth of whis kers. "Weil, what can I do for you?" I asked rather impatiently. The fel low eyed me rather Bharply for a few moments and then exclaimed In broken English: 'Mem Oott, Vatkins, don't you know me?' "The tones of the tramp's voice sounded rather familiar and after a few moments' hesitation, I said: 'Is that you, Schmitty?' 'Sure it las, Vatty; who did yoo tink I vas, Bismarck?' Forty members of the Spokane Country club attended the tea giv en by the club yesterday after noon. Mrs. Francis J. Finucane presided at the tea table. This was the second Sunday for the in novation. The 'house committee has decided to continue these Sun day teas throughout the year, their popularity being now proved be yond question. R. A. Kellogg of Spokane, secre tary of the Western Pine Manu facturers' association, 6aid on his return from Tacoma, that while the three big lumber associations on the coast at their recent meeting increased prices on the fir products and tilted the cost of ties $1 a thousand feet, to become effective at once, the raise will not affect the wholesale prices on lumber in this part of the country. Our certificates of deposit are particularly adapted for use where money is to be idle for an indefi nite period of time. They enable you to deposit your money at interest so that you can get it when wanted —without for feiting the interest earned. Everything i s arranged to suit your convenience. Ask for particulars. Open Saturday evenings between 6 and 8 p. m. •** Spokane & Eastern Trust Co. us, but we can go to them. "I do not believe it because it destroys the word of the Divine Book and propagates error — all spiritualists are skeptics. "I do not believe in it because it is dangerous to the nervous sys tem; spiritualistic mediums are usually either excitable women or nervous men, and often they fill suicides' graves. "I do not believe it because it not only dishonors the Bible, but detracts from the work of the Holy Spirit, whose office it as sumes. "I do not believe it because it is the one great religious fake of all the centuries." " 'How in the name of common sense did you get so dirty?' I asked Schmitty. 'Veil, boss, riding the beams is far different yet from a nice Pullmans car.' "Well, I bought Schmitty some new togs, took him to a barber and then to a Turkish bath. At the end of a week's work, I had him pitching better ball than any twirl er on my staff. Although a good pitcher, Schmitty never made much of a hit with the ladles, for I tnought him about the most sloven ly ball player that I have over had any dealings with." "Young Cy" Young may become an outlaw in spite of himself. He signed a contract to pitch for Frank Dunn when Dunn was negotiating for the purchase of the Boston club. Young thought ho signed to pitch for Boston, but the contract read to pitch for Dunn. As the latter did not get the Boston franchise he is holding Young to his contract for the Altoona team In the "outlaw" league. Dunn offers to turn Young over to Boston for $5000, the amount of his forfeit money for the Boston option. A Richmond, Va., man has found his third wifo by advertising. It pays to advertise. HEART TROUBLES Don't sleep witii your troubles, It' you bave palpitation, short breath, pain In i-hest, Hide :m,| shoulders, choking sensation, fainting spells, difficulty In sleeping on left side, and you feel anxious about It, don't Bleep until you have procured n bottle of Dr. Miles' Heart Cure, and you can rest assured you bave a ncver-falllnn remedy for your nfillctlons. If llrst bottle falls to benefit, money back. Compartment Observation Cars to St. Paul and Minneapolis on the Oriental Limited, leaving at 9:30 a. m. every day. The latest thing In luxurious, modern railway trav el. For particulars apply Great Northern railway city office, 701 Riverside. E. S. Blair, general agent, •*• rami on w m MfD it warn TRAGIC DEATH OF SOCIETY LEADER AND BEAUTY FORE TOLD BY A GYPSY ONE YEAR AGO. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24.—The brutal and unprovoked murder of Mrs. Chas. A. Canfleld, a social loader famed for her beauty and wife of the California oil king, by her former coachman, Morris Buck, has caused a sensation almost na tional in effect. A remarkable feature of the crime is that It was foretold over a year ago by a gypsy woman, who, in gratitude for alms received from Mrs. Canfleld, told her fortune and warned her of the impending fatal ity which she described in some detail. No attention was paid to the prophecy, however, and it was not until after Mrs. Oanfield's mur der that the gypsy's words were recalled. Buck was a former retainer in the Canfleld family, serving as coachman and leaving their employ aobut five years ago. It is thought that he discovered come family se cret, and, recently finding himself short of funds, made a demand up on Mrs. Canfleld for $2COO, which she refused. He departed, saying that he would return on the follow ing day and this he did, evidently having planned his crime in the In terim. Mrs. Canfleld being out for Real estate lot and bulletin workers, adjustable letter stencils, stencil paint and brushes. Our stencils are all cut artistically on smooth annealed brass and warranted to give satisfaction. SPOKANE STAMP WORKS Postofflce Building "It's the Hops." Wines and Liquors are Important matters. The best Is none too good, es pecially when you can purchase It at the same price as you pay for inferior goods. We buy the quantity that enables us to guarantee the quality. IMPORTED PORT WINE $1 FULL QUART 10 Year Old California Port, 75c Half Gal. Phone Main 731. 121 Howard Street and Durkin'a Corner and Sprague Aye. MONDAY, FEBRUARY W, 1906. a drive. Buck awaited her return on the front porch of the Can field mansion, which is one of the hand somest In southern California. Mrs. Canfleld entered the house by a side door and was warned of Buck's presence as well as of the fact that he had acted in a menac ing manner. Having no fear, how ever, she decided to give him an audience and almost immediately after their meeting a shot wa3 hoard by servants, who, rushing out, arrived in time to see Buck Are a second shot into the body of his prostrate victim, who lived but a brief time. After a desperate chase Bud wa« captured. Since then he has declined to give any explanation of his crime and by some Is thought to be insane. Chas. Canfleld, the dead woman's husband, was absent in Mexlcd when his wife met her death. He is heartbroken over the catastro phe. Canfleld is one of the richest men in the west and has a roman tic history, having made his for tune, after being disinherited, 9/ a small venture In the then almost untried oil fields of southern Cali fornia. John Wentworth, formerly pro prietor of the Wontwortfi hotel at Loomis, and Mrs. Bert Wentworth are visiting friends in Spokane. STENCILS DURKIN'S Free Delivery.