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OFFICIAL PAPER \
OF THE
CITY OF ST. PAUL.
VCL. XXIV.—NO. 119.
ROUT OF CHINESE
BY THE GERMANS
Three Engagements Occur Between
Gen. Kettler and Gen. Liv
in One' Day,
Repelling a Stubborn Resistence
Kaiser's Troops Drive Celestials
Over the Great Wall.
BERLIN, April 28.—The German war
Office has received the following advices
from Count yon Waldersee:
•'Pekin, April 27.—Three engagements
occurred April 23, and a fourth April 24,
at the great wall, between four columns,
under Gen. Kettler. and the Chinese
troops, under Gen. Liu. The Chinese were
everywhere defeated, and, after a stub
born resistance, were forced back over
the wall, being pursued as far as Kuh-
Kuan. Our casualties were four officers
■wounded and three men killed and thirty
two wounded. The French troops were
not engaged."
Subsequently the following additional
dispatch regarding the four engagements
was received from Count Waldersee:
"Pekin, April 2S.—The following reports
only arrived last night owing to the dif
ficulty of communication:
"Gen. Kettler's brigade, reinforced,
marched in four columus against the
great wall. Col. Ledebur.* frelng the right
"Wing, then those commanded by Col.
Hoffmeister, Col. Wallmerich and Maj.
Huehlonfels Ledebur reached the wall
April 24, after a slight engagement near
Hai-Shan-Kwan.
CHINESE FIGHT HARD.
"Hoffmeister drove back the enemy
[April 23. On the same day Huehlonfels
encountered a strong party of the enemy
occupying a bastion on the heights com
manding the pass. The enemy fought
stubbornly, in a particularly strong posi
tion, which was only taken after eleven
hour's fighting.
"Huehlonfels and Lieut. Richert were
slightly wounded, and Lieiit. Drewells
was severely wounded. A standard bear
er and another were killed and six men
severely and ten slightly wounded. Wall
mcrich attacked and dispersed, April 23,
a far superior force of the enemy in a
strong position east of the breach of
'Hae-Ho, and effected a junction on the
battlefield with the battalion under Maj.
Muehlmann, from Tsing-Ching, which,
taking up the pursuit, overtook the
enemy in a fresli position to the south.
This was captured, and the enemy were
pursued as far as Kuh-Kuan. Wallmerich
followed them tbithcr.
"The enemy suffered severely. Eleven
old and two new quick-firers were cap
tured. On our side one man was killed,
end three were severely wounded and
nine slightly. Lieut. Deusterberg was
shot through the right arm.
"The enemy are everywhere in retreat.
Gen. yon Lessel has arranged with Gen.
FAMILY PERISH BY FIRE
REGRO ACCUSED OF FATAL, INCEN-
DIARIi«M AT HOI'STOiX, TEX.
HOUSTON, Tex., April 28.—Tn a fire
■which destroyed a livery stable and three
residences this morning five persons were
burned to death and several others were
injured. The dead were.:
Job Copping, a florist, his wife and
three children. A negro has been arrest
ed on 4he charge of having started ihe
fire to ere-t revenge on his employer for
having discharged him. In the ruins
•were iound the bodies of the victims,
among them being an infant which had
been born to Mrs. Copping during the
progress of the fire. The fire started
In a livery stable over which several
families lived. The building, a mere
shell, was a mass of flames when the
firemen arrived. A crippled widow, Mrs.
Thompson, escaped from the building
and says she saw the Copping family ••■in
back into their room from the hallway
and that was the last seen of them alive.
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Hopper were cut off
from escape by the stairs and jumped,
Mr. Hopper's leg being fractured and
Mrs. Hopper receiving internal injuries.
AMERICANS WIN IN LUZON
OVATIOX TENDERED THE PHIL.IP-
PIKE COMMISSION AT NEUVA
CAtERES.
NEUVA CARERES, Province of South
Camarines, Luzon, April 28.— This turbu
lent region is now nearly pacified. The
Philippine commission has traveled twenty
miles by river to this po nt. having estab
lished provincial governments for N>orth
Camames and South Camarines. The
commissioners have been greeted with
banners inscribed with "Long live the
Commission," ;: nd "Out With the Friars.'"
The question as to whether a native or
an American shall be governor has been
settled by the appointment, until such
time as an election may he held, of Lieut.
George Curry, of the Eleventh volunteer
cavalry, who was formerly of Roosevelt's
"Rough Riders." Maj. Henry B. McCoy,
of the Forty-fourth volunteers infantry,
■was appointed treasurer, and Lieut. El
mer O. Wirnecke, of the Forty-fifth vol
unteer infantry, supervisor The popu
lation is estimated at 150.0C0. The peop>
are peaceable, but the morals of the
masses are lax.
BRITISH STILL IN LEAD
BiOEiKS. CAPTURE ARMY BY STRAT
EGY THEY MAINTAIN
GREAT NERVE. .--..... ,-_...
LONDON, April Lord Kitchener
continues the process of wearing ' down
the Boers who, however, are very active
in the Kroonstad district, where they re
cently derailed two trains and also : cap
tured, after a severe fight; 250 men of
the Prince ■of Wales* Light Horse, whom
they, stripped of their horses and accou
trements and then and there liberated. ■■■''
. Col. Plumer's force captured' a "small
laager of forty-five men, including: the
notorious Transvaal state engineer,. Mun
aick, who planned the destruction of the
Johannesburg mines in the spring of last
year, and his father, who was formerly
landroet : at Boksburgr.
; Mr. Cummings, who is visiting Durban
on. behalf of the Canadian" government,
is favorably impressed . with '-- the - trading
possibilities between" Canada and 'Natal." -2
mm £^^^^& *smemmm^ l wk! n^& B / M^<^^Hvk / s h JBSB^e&i ,^*&j4k£&.
Bailloud that the French troops shall
occupy Kuli Kuan for the present and
insure his loft flank. Kettler's brigad*
is marching by short stages to Pao Ting
Fu and Huehlonfels' battalion along the
mountains to Pekin."
ANOTHER REPORT.
PEKIN, April 28.—The report of Gen.
Kettler, received here from Kuo Lv, dif
fers from the other reports concerning
the German-French expedition previous
ly received. Gen. Kettler's report shows
that the Chinese troops did not leave the
province till they were forced to do so.
The entire brigade commanded by Gen.
Kettler met the enemy on April 23 and
inflicted immense loss upon them. The
report does not give this loss. The Ger
mans had one officer and three soldiers
killed and twenty-eight soldiers wounded.
The Chinese were forced to leave the
province and were fully demoralized. The
French authorities stated that the Chi
nese had crossed the border of the prov
ince on April 19, in which case they must
have subsequently returned. Li Hung
Chang says it is impossible to believe
that Gen. Lu-Kwang-Ting would have so
flagrantly disobeyed his orders and anx
iously awaits the Chinese report of the
encounter referred to by Gen. Kettler.
Li -Hung Chang paid return calls to the
different legations yesterday and con
gratulated Special Commissioner Rock
hill on the stand taken by the Americans
in the matter of indemnity. It is not
generally thought among the ministry
of the powers and Mr. Rockhill's efforts
in this direction will prove successful,
though most of them admit that they
must be guided in the matter by the in
structions they receive from their own
government.
Nine Chinamen will be executed tomor
row in the American district for highway
robbery and violence. The men in ques
tion were tried and sentenced according
to Chinese law, but they are the first of
such sentences to be approved by Gen.
Chaffee.
Gen. Gasalee, the British commander,
the officers of his staff and the entire
British contingent, gave a farewell en
tertainment to the American officers last
night. All officers who were not actually
on duty were present and the utm:s:
enthusiasm prevailed. Speeches were
made by Gen. Gasalee and Gen. Chaffee
only.
It is said at- German headquarters that
the brigade of Gen. Kettler is.returning
to Pao Ting Fu. •
THEOSOPiIISTS TURN OUT
FIFFTEEINTH ANNUAL, CONVENTION
IS LARGELY ATTENDED — NEW
OeX.STITUTIO'N ADOPTED.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April 28.-The
fifteenth annual convenfon of the theoso
phical society in America was held at the
English hotel today. Delegates were
present from twenty-two branch societies
throughout the different states. A new
constitution was adopted and fhe follow
ing officers elected for the ensuing year-
Secretary, T. P. Hyatt, New York;
treasurer, A. H. Spencer, New York; ex
ecutive committe, Dr. J. D. Buck, Cin
cinnati; Dr. A. P. Buckman, Fort Wayne;
J. A. Clark, Washington; Dr. Bunker*
Brooklyn; Maj. Gen. William Ludlom, of
the United States army, now in the Ph:l
ippines; M. H. Phelps, New York, and J.
D. Bend, Fort Wayne.
The constitution adopted today differs
from the old one, in that it pface3 the
administration of affairs of the society
between conventions in the hands of an
executive comm.'ttc-e of seven members
to be elected at the annual convention.
It also declares that any person declaring
his sympathy wtih the objects of the
society and agreeing to abide by the con
stitution, shall be granted a certificate
of membership by the f-ceretary.
The constitution provides that the'ex
penscs of the society shall be met by
voluntary contributions and that com
plete tolerance and freedom of action and
belief shall be granted to each memlber
or branch, but that they shall not have
power to involve the society in any re
ligious, political or social dogma.
The objects of the society, according
to the constitution, are to form a nucleus
of universal brotherhood without dis
tinction of race, creed, sex, caste or co'or;
to promote the study of Aryan and other
eastern literature, relgions an 3 sciences
and to demonstrate the importance of
that study; to investigate the unexplained
laws of nature and the physical powers
latent in man. The time and place for
holding the next annual convention will
foe selected by the executive committee.
ROBBER'S FATAL CRIME
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CHICAGO PICKPOCKET SHOT BY PO
LICE WHFLE TRYING TO ESCAPE.
CHICAGO, April 28.—While trying to
escape arrest for snatching" a woman's
purse, Richard Donahue, a ;-notorious
pickpocket, was shot; and instantly ' killed
tonight. by Policeman I Gardiner. Donahue
was accompanied by three companions,
but the latter managed \ to escape. The
four thieves had been working in a crowd
of several hundred people who were
watching a fire.
OHIO GOING DOWN.
Will Soon Be Below the Danger
Point AKnin. I
CINCINNATI. April 28. - The Ohio
river has continued falling here slowly
since yesterday. The weather bureau
predicts it will be below the danger line
of fifty feet tomorrow. Navigation, in
cluding many sightseeing excursions'was
resumed today, and the railways will all
be using their regular depots tomorrow.
Further down the river, on both th =
Kentucky shore ami the Indiana side,
the conditions are reported as bad. Just
afrove Henderson, Ky., there is danger
of the channel being changed, owing to
the water taking another course in the
overflow.
MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 29, 1901.
"55T| /{Mxy^ <* \ /
TRAINING FOR MOVING DAY.
11. IH Mil
SHE, HOWEVER, CRITICISES THOSE
WHO ARE ABUISIuVG HER
FORMER HUSBAIND
REMAINS MISS BAUD'S FEIEND
So Far us the Grinnell People
Are Concerned, She Thinks
They Should Have
Spoken Before.
COLUMBIA, S. C, April 2S.—Mrs. Her
ron, who recently secured a divorce from
her husband, Rev. Dr. George G. Herron,
of Grinnell, 10., is now domiciled at
Tyrone, N. C, at the foot of the Blue
Ridge mountains, a town that harbors
celebrities from every quarter of the
globe. Mrs. Herron was approached in
regard to her recent divorce suit, w'hioh
has been given much publicity in New
York on account of the refusal of Dr.
Newell Dwight Hillis to appear Monday
night as one of the speakers at a din
ner given by the "Get Together" Club of
Brooklyn.
Mrs. Herron flatly refused to say any
thing in regard to the facts of her di
vorce suit. She'firmly denied an answer
to every question regarding that matter,
but talked more freely concerning Dr.
Hillis' refusal and the protest against Dr.
Herron which has been sent out from
Grinnell, his former home. She said she
was grateful to Dr. Hillis for his well
meant effort in'her behalf, but professed
to be ignorant of any reason why she
needed defense. As to Dr. Hillis' re
fusal, she pronounced it "silly."
"It is nonsense," she said, "for those
people to refuse to sit down to a dinner
in Dr. Herron's honor. If they approve
his views they should have no objection
to dining with him. One fact in his pri
vate life should have no effect on the
value of his views. Dr. Hillis several
m-onths ago expressed hearty approval of
a speech of Dr. Herron's, and Dr. Her
ron's views have not changed since then.
If it was right to approve Dr. Herron
then, it is right now."
Mrs. Herron's attention was called to
the statement of Prof. Parker, of the
University of lowa, in which he scored
Dr. Herron pretty severely. Mrs. Herron
said: "Prof. Parker is a venerable old
man who means well, and I appreciate
his efforts in my behalf, but I think his
objection to Dr. Herron is more on ac
count of his politics."
When asked if she knew the signers
of the Grinnell protest she replied that
she knew "some of them in trade." It
was evident that Mrs. Herron is in sym
pathy with Dr. Herron's views as to So
cialism. When Mrs. Herron .was asked if
Miss Rand, the wealthy friend and
patron of Dr. Herron, were fhe cause of
the divorce she refused a reply, but said
that for eight years Miss Rand had been
as intimate in their home as if she were
the sister of herself or Dr. Herron. As to
a prospective marriage between Dr. Her
ron and Miss Rand, she said that is their
affair. "If." she said, "the marriage takes
place the public can draw its own con
clusion, and if it docs not, why, the
same is true."
Continuing. Mrs. Herron declared that
neither Dr. Herron nor Miss Rand had
a better friend in the world than herself.
She expressed no resentment or hostility
toward her former Tiusband or Miss Rand.
Returning to the statement of the Grin
nell citizens, Mrs. Herron remarked that
it was rather late in the day for these
people to be saying anything, for they
have known for several years all that
they know now. They should have spoken
out before, she said, but instead of do
ing that they had waited until she made
the matter public. She would say noth
ing about the divorce, except that it be
came necessary for Dr. Herron and her
self to separate, and she had applied for
a lesal decree, which Dr. Herron did not
resist.
Mrs. Herron Is a woman of ordinary
appearance. With her mother and four
children, she is stopping at a select
boarding house in fashionable Tryon, and
expects to remain there some time. A
sister of Mrs. Herron dtenied in positive
terms that the divorced wife had received
$100,000 or $50,000 from Miss Rand. She also
declared her sister and Dr. Herron en
tertained the same religious views.
Narrow Escape of Steamer Kite.
ST. JOHNS, N. F., A<pril 28-The seal
ing steamer Kite, for whose safety some
tear had been felt, reached port today
with 10,000 seals, almost a full load. She
lost 10,400 when frozen between floes.
During the early part of thy» season sh?.
steamed through immense herds of seal.s
but the ice was too broken to allow the
crew to hunt them.
—Chicago Tribune.
IK ■ filll
DETECTIVES FIND IW2W CLUBS IN
M'CORMICK KIOXAJPIXCt
CASE
TRACING MYSTERIOUS PAPER
System of Ferreting Diligently
Maintained Betweeen Wimliius
ton and New 1 oik "With
Good Results.
WASHINGTON, April ,2S.— The detec
tives engaged in working $IT"the Willie
McCormick kidnaping else continued
their investigations today. Several fea
tures have developed wfeich are regarded
as possibly significant. In addition to the
slip of paper bearing the name of Ger
trude, the detectives believe they have
another article which will emphasize the
importance of the origin** clew. A pen,
which was given to Pho|kgrap lher Keme
thy on Friday a week ago by one of
the gypsy girls under arrest at that time,
and which, she says, was wrapped in the
paper when she found it in the horse
bazaar, was turned over to Inspector
Boardman tonight, and by him given to
Detective O'Connell, who Bent it with the
slip of paper containing the name to New
York. For some reason Chief Titus tele
graphed an order to send the slip of pa
per back. It is suggested that he may
have done this to let the teacher, who
instructed Gertrude MeCormiek at school,
have a chance to identify the writing,
whicih the little girl herself already has
identified. A tracing was made of the
writing on the slip of, paper In New
York when it was sent there first by
Photographer Kemetfoy, J and it is said
that Gertrude's teacher, almost positive
ly identified the figures" on the reverse
side as a portion of an -arithmetical ex
ample which she gave the child to work.
It was reported tonight that another
significant incident was said to have
been unearthed by the detectives which
may have some relation to the case.
This was to the effect that late Friday
night, while the two gyj-sy girls were at
the house of detention, an uncle of
theirs went to a telegraph office and sent
a long dispatch to so&ie. point in New
Jersey. The gypsy waited two hours for
.a reply, and a bey, Who saw the dis
patch, is said to have told the detectives
that it read:
"Impossible. You must wait awhile."
What the question asked in the dispatch
was is now worrying the detectives.
The detectives continued their surveil
lance of the neighboring gypsy camps
today, .and found one boy, whom, they ex
amined thoroughly, tie was about the
age of the missing Willie MeCormiek,
but had none of the marks of identifica
tion on his body.
TEXAS OIL GUSHERS.
Report That the Standard Hias Pur-
cliaaed the Fields.
BEAUMONT. Tex., April 28.—Two ujH
gushers were brought in here today. The
first is on what i 3 known as the Gladys
City property. It was permitted to spout
only a few minutes when after proving
itself the equal of any of the others, tlio
valve which had bc-eii previously ar
ranged, was closed and the flow stopped.
The report that parties acting for the
Standard Oil company have purchased
the property of the Port Arthur Land
company is fully bc-lievafl here. There
are 30,000 acres in the tract and the
price, according to renerts, was $25 an
acre, making the transaction one of
$750,000. This sale does not include the
wharf frontage at Pert Arthur harbor.
Thousands of visitors are here today to
view the oil wells.
While an immerse crowd was at the
depot waiting for outgoing trains, a
white man and a negro got into an al
tercation «mc! the negro wa3 shot four
times. He will probafrly die.
CHEAPEN ELECTRIC POWER.
Scientific Discovery! of V Method t«>
Produce Illuinti&tlng Gas.
LONDON, April 28.— Daily Chronicle
says t/hat :;'it: learns<tlintv Dr.. ;. Lucw'f
Mond has discovered a method -of produc
ing illuminating coal 'gas : at" 1 two "penes
per 1.000 feet, which C-vy^l effect a revolu
tion by cheapening «ljfectric power and
also as ■ bearing upon, the production of
open hearth steel. «v .
- »fl^fr
Lincoln Sinn Suicides. :
■ LINCOLN, >,; Neb., fcv.pril 2S.—Norris
Humphrey,; for.; twenty 'five -. years : a lead
.ing -business man .-of/Lilcoln, committed
; suicide '£ tonight •■ by. shooting ?£2 himself.
Bwineps I reverses, it is <■ said, -unbalanced'
his mind.
BULLETIN OP
IMPORTANT NEWS OF the DAY
'•'---'.. .Weather Forecast for ' St. Paul: ;. ~
. Fair- Warmer. -
I—Germans' ItriiNh With Chinese.
CalLU'fauain Set Free.
Mrs. Herron'g; Position.' ';
Clue* in >!<•< in in it- Case.
2—Total Abstainers Meet.
Praise for Odd Fellows. - - :
V Hill : Resident* Alarmed.' "-vj ■>-'
• * Stole From Uncle Sam.
* »-New» of Northwest.
SI ok ness of Flax.
Beet Sugar Indus!
Mlnnesutiuis In Manila.
4—Editorial Page.
State Political Gossip.
6—Snorting: News.
Saints Foirced to Piny.
Lived a. Year on Nothing.
Popular Wants.
7—Markets of the "World.
..-."-■ Foreigrn Tranle Reviews.
B—lnsects and Plants^
. . : Hints for; the F^rincrs. ..v
WEATHEH FOR TOBAY.
Minnesota —Fair Monday; warmer In
northern portion; Tuesday fail*, variable
winds, mostly fresh northtastcrlv on tna
lake.
Wisconsin—Fair; continued warm Men
day and Tuesday; fresh east to southeast
winds.
lowa—Partly cloudy, continued warm
Monday and Tuesday; fresh east to south
winds.
Noith and South Dakota—Fair; warmer
Monday; Tuesday fair; east to soutJi
winds.
Montana—Partly clou.ly Monday; prob
ably showers in northwest portion;
warmer in eastern portion; Tuesday fair;
variable winds.
Yesterday's temperatures:
_ .I „ *Bp.m.High. | *Bp.m.High.
Battleford ..60 64 Chicaso 61 78
Bismarck ...48 48 Cincinnati ...71 78
OaHgary 62 64 Cleveland ....54 82
Duluth 38 44 Denver 72 74
Edmonton 62 Detroit . 64 "'
Havre 54 56 Kansas City..7S 84
Helena m 66, Montreal ....iJS 70
Huron 62 7?. Nashville ....76 8°
Med. Hat .. .75 72 New Orleans.62 70
Minnediosa ..48 48lNew Y0rk....52 68
Pr. Albert ...54 60 Omaha 78 78
Qu'Appelle ..50 50jPhiladelphia 58 70
S Current ..60 62,Pittsburg ....72 7S
Williston ....50 58, St. Louis ... SO St
Winnipeg ....48 52 Washington .64 74
Buffalo 64 74'Ste. Mario ..58 70
Boston 58 70
* Washington time (7 p m. St. Faul).
OCEAN LINERS,
New York — Arrived: Steamers Pots
dam. Rotterdam and Boulogne; La
Bretagne, Havre; Trojan Prince, Leg
horn, Genoa and Naples*' Patria, Mar
seilles, Naples and Gibraltar.
Liverpool—Arrived: Bovic, New York:
Georgian, New York; Rhynlr.nd, Phila
delphia via Quoenstown. Sailed: Con-an
from Glasgow,. St. John's, N. F.; Halifax!
N. S, and Philadelphia.
Gibraltar — Arrived: Trave, Genoa and
Naples for New York and proceeded.
London—Arrived: Manitou, New York
Queenstown — Sailed: Etruria Liver
pool for New York. ' •
Southampton—Salied- Southwark (from
Antwerp) New York.
VISITORS AT BUFFALO.
Thirty Thousand People Visited the
G-ren,ntls Yesierdiay.
BUFFALO, N. V., April 28.-Today's
attendance at the Pan-American exposi
tion was a record breaker for a pre-ex
position crowd. Fully 30,00) persons passed
through the gates, about 75 per
cent of them paying for admission. Al
though the exposition is still far frcm
complete, every one seemed satisfied with
what there was to see.
The managers of the exposition had
been working for a unique distinction—
that of having all things in readiness
for the opening day and had it not been
for the storm, their hopes would have
no douht .been fulfilled. As it is the
"sand paper" finish the management has
so strived for, cannot he accounpldsh-ed
iby May 1, but there will be enough of it
to repay anyone Who visits the grounds
on opening day.
An event of the opening day next Wed
nesday will be the flight of 5,033 carrying
pigeons, carrying the news of the opening
of the exposition.
LABOR PEACE IN CHICAGO
Expected to Follow the Or^aitiza- !
tion of a New Central Body.
CHICAGO, April 28.—Arbitration of all I
disputes and opposition to sympathetic
strikes are the foundation principles of a
new central la-bor body, to bo known as
the Chicago building trades leagu?, which j
was organized here tonight. The new or- I
ganization is backed by fifteen of the
eighteen strong trades in the building |
industry, representing 15.0C0 workmen.
An effort by officers of the National j
Building Trades council to g-et control of
the 'meeting and organize the new body
as a branch of the national, met defeat,
A referendum vote will, however, bt |
taken on the question as to whether the
new central body will affiliate with th<j
national organization. As tonights
action is in accordance with the agree- j
ments recently made wlt-h contractors, il
presages peace in local laibor circles for
some time to come.
TWELFTH ANNUAL CONGRESS.
Sona of Amerienn Revolution As
seniblo at S!onx City.
PiTTPBURO, Pa., April 28.—The first
gathering of delegates to the twelfth an- j
mini congress of the Sons of the Ameri- ;
can Revolution, which begins here Tues
day, assembled tonight at the Third
Presbytorfan church, to hear a sermon by
Rev. Etlielbert D. Wai field, chaplain gen
eral of the Sons of the American revolu
tion and prcFident of Lafayette collega.
The opening services were conducted by
Rev. W. A. Stantou, chaplain of the
Pennsylvania society. Gen. Joseph C.
Breckinrldge, insrector general, T,'. S. A.,
and president general of the Sons of the
American Revolution, arrived from
Washington today and tMs evening held,
an informal reception at the Ilote! Schen
ley. Other prominent arrivals were J. J.
Coleman. Washington; Franklir. Murphy
ard Franklin Murphy, Jr., Newa'k. N. J.;
T. AY. T?Rton and K. W. Gibson, Detroit,
and Thomas Pitts, vice president of the
Michigan society. Th? majority of dele
gates will arrive tonight, and the first
meeting will be held Tuesday morning.
FALLING TIDE IN INDIANA.
Ohio Hn« Destroyed Va*t Amount of
Cr»p« «;n<l Property.
EVANSVILLE, Tnd., April 28-The riv
er registers 42.4 feet tonight and will ba
falling by morning. The greatest damage
in this region is to farmers, it is esti
mated that 400,000 acres of wheat between
this city and Paducah, Ky., are de
stroyed. The losses to houses is $100,000.
Over half a million bushels of corn are
destroyed in the crib. The lumbermen
:ilrms: "Green river estimate their loss at
$10;i,000. Lass to farmers along the Wa
bash river is heavy, 200,000 bushels of corn
being a wept away. Three farm houses
were destroyed.
PRICE TWO CENTS— SSvE'^ts.
A Anil i \r* \ hMh^r^
Verdict Acquitting Him of Kid
naping Surprises Officials and
Angers the Judge Himself.
He Tells the Jurors He Never Wants
to See Them in the Jury
Box Again.
OMAHA, Neb., April 28—James Calla
fcan was declared not guilty today of any
complicity in the kidnaping of Edward
Cudahy Jr. Shortly after 9 o'clock this
morning the jury signified to Judge
Baker, through a bailiff, that it was
ready to report, having been out since
8:30 o'clock last night.
The jury notified Judge Baker at 9
a. m. that it had settled upon a verdict,
and the news spread among attorneys
and interested parties, so that an aud
ence of fifty awaited the twelve men
as they filed into the court room. Cal
lahan occupied his usual seat and betray
ed no apprehension as to the outcome.
His face was a blank as he watched the
verdict unfolded and read. As the words
"not guilty," were pronounced, however,
Oallahan half rose to hi 3 feet, his li^s
parted in a smile. His relief found no
sympathy among the audience, however,
and he turned his eyes gratefully toward
the jury.
ROASTED THE JURY.
Judge Baker studied the wording of
the verdict for several minutes in siience,
as though he had doutoted the evidence of
his ears. Then he wheeled in his chair
and addressing the jury, rebuked them
in the most vigorous terms.
"If Callahan had -made h's own choice
of a jury," the court said, "he cjuld
not have selected twelve men who would
have served him more faithfully. If the
state for its part had made the selection,
I know of no men it could have named
who could have 'been less careful of its
interests. The jury is discharged without
the compliments of the court, and the
prisoner is.likewise turned loose as to
this trial, I presume to continue the crim
inal practices in which you have failed
to check him. I do not know what moth c
actuated yon in reaching this decision,
■but I hope none of you will ever appear
again in this jury Ibox."
The jury was evidently ill at ease dur
ing this arraignment, 'but dd not m.ikt
any response and filed rapidly from the
box, as soon as it was at liberty. In
the hallawy Callahan mumbled his tha.nks
and slwok the jurymen's hands. This
proceeding was one of embarrassment
POSSIBLE MURDER OF KANSAS FARMER
Youthful Companion in Jail at Wichita Under
SIA.L.INA, Kan., April 28. — Frederic:
Kinney, a young farmer of Jewell coun
ty, has been missing since last August,
and it is feared that he has been murder
ed. Henry Freeman, aged twenty years,
is in jail at Wichita, ptndng an investi
gation of the circumstances surrounding
the mysterious disappearance.
Kinney was last seen alive near Beloit,
Kan., traveling with Freeman and later
is said to have sold Kinney's outfit. The
case, in a way, is similar to that of
Gilbert Gates, who suddenly d sappeared
while traveling in Kansas more than
twenty years ago, and for whose murder
Alexander Jester, an octogenarian, was
tried and acquitted last year:
Aug. 1, last, Kinney started alone
through Kansas to canvass for nursery
stock, driving a team of mules, having
a horse hitched behind, and carrying con
siderable money. He was joined by
Henry Freeman, and the two traveled to
gether for several days. Kinney finally
disappeared near Beloit, and his parents
heard nothing of him until four', weeks
ago, when his father received a letter
dated Wichita, telling him that Irs son
was in trouble, and requesting him to
MR. i'KINLEY'S TRAIN.
WILL TRAVEL IN O\E OP THE j
FTXE)«!T. -■: . '.
WASHINGTON, April 28.-The train j
which will carry the president and his .
party for the next seven, weeks through- ;
out the length and most ol the. breadth :
of the United States reached here this
morning and is one of the finest-trams
ever, run over any; American rail way sys
tem. The start will; be made at 10:30
o'clock tomorrow morning. The Southern
Railway company will' have charge _ of
the train rom:Washington to New Or
leans At this point the party and train
will be under the- supervision -.- of tne
Southern L-Ticiii- ia-lway. •
The train, v;hicl> is practically^ now, la
made up of: seven cars. The president a
own car, the Ob mpia, will be in the rear
of the train. Noxt to the engine will,
be a combination. baggage and smoking
car, followed by a new dining car, with
a capacity for forty people. .The .next
two are compartment v cars : with seven
state rooms and two drawing'reoms eaen.
The fifth and sixth s cars I are handsome
tw«'lvp-*ection Rawing rocmcars. lhe
president' and Mrs. JVJcKinley will Have
their -, meals ' served in their own car.
At the White house tonight it was an
nounced' that all was in readiness for
the trip. There were ;a : number of call
ers during the afternoon and evening
to say good-by* to the chief executive
his wife before .-departure.
. —
NEGRO IN NORTH AND SOUTH
Rev. Dr. P»rkliur*t D*«crlb«« Sec-
tluanl Attitude Toward Him.
NEW YORK, April 28.—Tho Rev. Dr.
Charles H. Parkhurst preached today at
tho Madison Square Presbyterian church
on topics connected with his recent trip
South. Dr. Parkhurst said that the party
of Northern people who recently made tho
trip referred to, did it not because they
hsd any special interest In the South as
a distinct section, but because they w-ero
conscious of the unity which makes the
North and (South members of each othen
The conference held at Winston-Salem. In
North Carolina, he said, was character
ized by the utmost frankncs3. an both
sides, and yet from first to last not an
embitt«iing -word was spoken. Referring
OFFICIAL PAPER
OF THE
QITV OF ST. PAUL,
under the contemptuous eys of the court
officers.
Chief of Police Donohue says he will
urge Mr. Cudahy to at once withdraw
the proffered reward of 55,000 for the ap
prehension of Pat Crew.
TESTIMONY WITHOPT A FLAW.
"Crowe might easily make an appear
ance and claim the reward himself," said
Chief Donohue, "as the eviden-e against
him is no more direct than that against
Callahan. In my eighteen years of ex
perience with criminals, I have never
heard more absolutely convincing evi
dence presented than that presented
against Oallahan.
"There was not a single flaw in the
testimony, and the evidence of guilt was
overwhelming. From the information I
secured as to the sentiment of the jury
I believe its decision was 'based largely
on the theory that the victim of the af
fair was a wealthy man and as such ha
is able to suffer. Two of the jurors, I
am informed, expressed the opinion that
no kidnaping had occurred, and they had
taken their oath as jurors with this con
viction on their minds.
"I do not approve of any reward being
offered in a case of this kind, and believe
that it operated in the Callahan trial for
the acquittal of the accused. Several
times I heard the expression that the
police had simply concocted a plot to
send an innocent man to the penitentiary
in the hope of securing the reward.
"The $50,000 offered for the conviction
of the three men concerned in the cr.me,
however, will stand."
LIBERTY FOR CALLAHAN.
Gen. Cowin, leading the prosecution,
says that Callahan will probably be re
leased in the morning. The other charges
against him, grand larceny and false im
prisonment, the general points out, are
virtually synonymous. The state would
be obliged to depend on the same evi
dence as that which has already been
brought out, and there is doubt in any
event whether Callahan could be tried
again on a charge so closely akin to that
on which he has been declared innocent.
County Attorney Shields will be guided
by this view, and Callahan's liberty ia
virtually assured. %*e is now holding an
informal levee at the jail.
Suspicion.
send's3oo immediately. The letter was
signed "C. M. Jones." Kinney placed
the letter in the hands' of a detective
and a decoy letter was sent Freeman.
The letter was taken fro-m the postoffi.e
'by a man whose description fitted that
of Freeman. He left town wt hout t>eing
apprehended. The detective traced him
to Abilene, where he was arrested on a
charge of using the mails to defraud,
and returned to Wichita.
The man, who proved to be Freeman,
asserted that he and young Kinney had
parted company at Belcit. where Kinney
turned his outfit over to him. Freeman
said they had ibeen 'bootlegging," and
Kinney, fearing arrest, gave up his be
longings and disappeare;!. Freeman as
serts that he and his father traveled
about the country in the wagon finally
selling the outfit after a frutles3 search
for Kinney. The elder Freeman, asserts
that when the proper time comes he can
produce Kinney, but he refused to maice
his wh.ereabo.its known. Sheriff Swcden
'herg, of Salina county, says: 'The of
ficers who are working on the case thor
oughly believe that Kinney was murder, d
for hfs money and outfit. Freeman teiis
several conflicting stories.
to the ostin-atior. In which the people of
the South and those of the Xo;t'.i hold ths
negro. Dr. Parkhurst sail:
"The Southerner does not like tho negro
any better than the average Northerner
does, and the two carry themselves to
ward the negro with just about the sam-3
amount of Christian consideration—only
of the two the Southern whita men has
l>i-rhans this advantage, that he do*s not
make quite so. flamboyant a pretense of
loving th.- negro as his Northern confrere
does. The Southern white man dislikes
the negro and owns up to it. Tin- whit*
man in tfce North dislikes tho r.egro and
lies about it."
FIRE TAKES HUMAN LIFE
HEAVY DESTRUCTION AT EA.STEHX
MOTE AND SEVERAL. OPERA
TIVES missing;
I,ATROBE, Pa., April 2?.—Tonight tha
entire tipple, engine house and boiler
house of tho Dorothy Coal and Coke
plant of the American Steel and Wire
company is a smouldering mass of
ruing, and It is reported that either four
of six miners have lost their lives. Tha
loss is estin.ated at $150,000, fully in
sured.
Two persons are known to be Injured.
They are: I
Supt. Rcdgers, suffocated while en
deavoring to rescue entombed miners.
William Gill, suffocated while assisting
Supt. Rodgers in the work of rescue.
Five miners are known to have bern
In the mine, who knew nothing of the
fire until twelve men descended the aj»
shaft, which is 250 feet deep, and re»j
cued them, but there are rumors to
night that six more men were In tha
mine at the time. The fire will cause
over 400 miners being thrown out of
work.
Orlpple Oreek Gold: Output. 7
-"COLORADO SPRINGS," Col.. April 28.—
Carefully :. compiled statistics tby .; tho
r Gazette . show that , the'giM production :of
the Cripple Creek district, up to the closo
•of the present month, makes V a V,grand
total vof ovor $100,000,000.' ; Gold '■ was cfirst
"discovered In this camp In 18S3, :: -

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