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VOL. XXV.—NO. 315.
.Reaches San Francisco After
a Stormy and Peril- '.
ous Voyage.
Launch Strikes State Rort-n of Mrs.
Chaffee and Prostrates Her, She
Being Already 111
The Combatting of Age-Long Super
stitions Among the Natives the
Hardest Task the Americans Have—
The General Says the Archipelago
Peaceful and Affairs Generally Sat
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Nov. 10.—
The United States transport Sumner
ai rived in port this evening from the
Philippines, after a most stormy and
perilous voyage. Shortly after leaving
Yokohama the vessel encountered a
typhoon. Boats were smashed, por
tions of the rigging carried away and
during the height of the storm a launch
was torn from its fastenings and struck
Mrs. Chaffee's state room with terrific
force, the shock prostrating that lady,
who was ill when she boarded the ves
On board the transport were Gen.
Adna R. Chaffee and wife, "Vice Gov.
Wright, of the Philippine commission,
accompanied by Mrs. Wright; Gen.
Chaffee's staff, Capt. Lindsey, Lieut.
Roy B. Carper, Maj. J. L. Phillips, Maj.
WHiam H. Arthur, Judge James H.
Blount, of the Philippine insular gov
ernment; Lieut. Col. Kerr and a large
number of officers' wives returning
Gen. Chaffee has been absent from
this country for over three years, dur
ing- which time duty called him to
Cuba, China and the Philippines. To
his efforts were due the speedy and
peaceful settlement of the Chinese dif
ficulty, and in recognition of his serv
ices in China he was detailed to go to
the Philippines to bring about a more
harmonious condition of affairs.
Tells of the Philippines.
The general said:
"When I left Manila everything was
progressing in a most satisfactory
manner. I could not be more pleased
with the situation. Civilization has
accomplished wonders, and the natives
are fast recognizing the institutions of
this government and meeting them
with a more friendly spirit. Of course
some of the provinces are unsettled and
we expect to meet with further trou
ble, but the outlook is more cheerful
and beyond an occasional skirmish
here and there I look for no great dif
ficulties or disturbances requiring un
usual force to subdue. Peaceful meth
ods are making themselves felt among
the native leaders, who are in many
instances assisting our government by
advising their former belligerent fol
lowers to lay down their arms. Some
of the former fighting sultans, of whom
there are a score, have become peace
"The greatest difficulty we. experi
enced in the islands is overcoming the
legends and superstitions of the peo
ple. It is hard to overcome at once
traits which have been born in natives
for centuries, and I will say that to
this one feature is largely due the
spread of cholera and other pestilential
diseases' among them. They cannot
be made to submit to or to understand
the modern methods of treatment nor
can they be made to see the utility of
an up-to-date sanitary system.
Escape From Quarantined >
"They will not submit to quarantine
peacefully and frequently escape from
their bounds, spreading disease. In
the city of Manila a very good system
prevails and in consequence the health
conditions are better there than they
have ever been in the history of the
"Great hardship prevail*; in some of
the provinces where the natives artj
unable to plant their rice crops on
account of the loss of their farm ani
mals and I look for much suffering in
those provinces; but the government
has already taken steps to relieve the
situation and it will not be long be
fore most of the needy will be looked
"I am very much pleased with the
situation in the province of . Samar.
What was once one of the most un
ruly and belligerent of the provinces
is now quiet and peaceful as this city
of yours. The natives are becoming
prosperous under the industry which
has been fostered there and they have
a ready market for their rice and
hi""T>." .- ;/-■ :■.:-
Gen. Chaffee reported that Mrs.
Chaffee's health had greatly improved
and stated that she had almost fully
recovered from the prostration follow
ing her experiences during the ty
Gen. Chaffee and party were waited
upon this evening by Mr. William H.
Harper, representing the Union League
club, of Chicago, and formally invited
by that gentleman to be the guests of
the club during their stay in Chicago.
Gen. Chaffee accepted and will leave
for Chicaero Thursday evening.
NEW YORK, Nov. 10.—It is offi
cially announced that no lives were
lost during the fire, the three men re
ported killed having been accounted
He Was Endeavoring to Force ah En
trance Into Her Home.
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo., Nov. 10.—
Miss Lula Dees shot and instantly
killed Sumner Johnson, a negro, last
night. He was attempting to force
Ui entrance into her home.
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Weather for St. Paul and vicinity: Fair
and warmer; fair Wednesday.
The East river bridge, being construct
ed between New York and Brooklyn, is
damaged $500,000 by fire. Three working
men lose their lives.
Gen. Chaffee reaches San Francisco and
tells about the Philippines.
Former police captain arrested in New
York for alleged corrupt practices.
The Molineux case will go to the jury
John Mitchell says he will not accept
the presidency of the American Federa
tion of Labor.
Four Ottumwa (Iowa) boys are shot ac
An inquest is begun in the case of
George Halm, of St. Paul, a patient in
the Rochester insane asylum, who died
Friday night and seven of whose ribs
were broken.
Four Kentucky young men, intimates,
commit suicide.
An opera singer is incapacitated at
Keokuk, lowa, by swallowing a tiny
watch while asleep.
Henry Bailey, who killed a chicken
thief in Langdon, is exonerated by the
coroner's jury-
Sophomores at Beloit college break-up a
freshmen's banquet and wild is the time.
A riot occurs at a gypsy camp at
Rochester, N. V., in which a boy is killed.
Mascagni, in Boston, sues his former
managers for false arrest.
A boy of fifteen, who has been mar
ried and divorced, is arrested in Ohio for
I abduction.
Internal Revenue Collector Bingham, of
Alabama, is removed because he was in
strumental in excluding colored men from
the Republican state convention.
The 1902 yield of corn is placed at 26.8
bushels per acre.
The first assistant postmaster general
has more to say about the rural free de
livery service.
The chief of the bureau of equipment
and repair, navy department, contributes
a monograph to the wireless telegraphic
A very bad state of affairs exists in the
Isle of Pines and President Roosevelt
starts an investigation.
Duluth politicians contest Mrs. Stevens
for appointment as surveyor general of
logs and lumber.
Official county canvass shows errors in
First ward returns.
The Canadian emigration bureau in
London expects to land 100,000 more peo
ple in Western Canada next year.
All grains are lower, yet the undertone
of the market is firm.
Trading in stocks is more active and the
liquidation is heavy.
Retail druggists form a combination to
get their supplies for less money.
Murderers of unknown man whose body
was discovered at Prospect Park, arrested
in Minneapolis, confess their crime.
City Comptroller Betz submits the an
nual budget for 1903 to the conference
Flower show opens with great success
at Armory hall.
Game Warden Fullerton meets Indian
Agent Simon Michelet in the state capitol
and threatens to break his head.
No trace of Supt. Benjamin T. Egan,
of the Great Northern, has been found.
City Comptroller Betz says the present
charter should be amended so as to permit
the issue of bonds, and advocates the
I creation of a sinking fund.
School teachers prepare plans to con
solidate various associations.
Authorities say Ole Holmberg was acci
dentally killed and there will be no in
Chamber of Commerce indorses Missis
sippi river convention and appoints dele
j gates.
Methodist ministers make plans for' the
formation of law enforcement league.
Historical society will ask congress for
j $7,000 to repair old tower at Fort Snelling.
Dispute between Minneapolis health au
thorities and dairymen of Mounds View
township as to legal right of the former
to test cattle outside the city to be set
tled in court.
"Reddy" Cohen, the alleged go-between
of the Ames administration, to be tried
before Judge Elliott.
Minnesota's chances in game with Wis
j consin are discussed by critics.
Jack Root, of Chicago, is given the de-
I cision over Marvin Hart, of Louisville, in
six-round go at Chicago.
A. W. Robertson, a suspected Minnesota
spy, is caught by Wisconsin players and
ducked in lake.
An Australian steamer is wrecked and
nearly 100 persons are missing.
Port. Arrived. Sailed.
Glasgow Laurentian. ...Sardinian.
New "Eork Trave Manitou.
Cherbourg Kaiser Wil- Friederich der
helm der Grosse. Grosse.
Gibraltar Lahn Allen.
Havre Gascogne.
Cherbourg Moltke.
Liverpool Tunisian.
Plymouth Graf Walder
Genoa Karamania.
Kobe Pleiades.
They Form a Combination in Which
Forty of the Largest Cities
Are Represented.
Special to The Globe.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 10.—Cut
rate druggists and others not cut-rat
ers, have gone into a mammoth com
bination, which will affect the drug
business throughout the country. The
concern known as the United Drug
company was formed for the purpose
of reducing the cost of many articles
now handled by the drug trade. Forty
| leading retailers in the forty largest
j cities in the country comprise the com-
I pany. Its capital stock is $500,000. The
central offices and factory are in Bos
Four hundred druggists scattered
over the country are in the concern.
These are in the smaller cities. They
represent for the most part cut-rate
men. The company will deal directly
with the retailer, thus doing away with
jobbers' profit. New "£ork» Chicago,
Denver, St. Louis, Cleveland and nearly
I every other big city will be affected.
Guilty Parties Are Lev! Nystedt and
Andrew Haakensen, Twenty-one and
Eighteen Years, Respectively—They
Also Admit They Perpetrated Other
Holdups at Prospect Park.
The • Prospect ; Park murder Is I no
longer a mystery: Its perpetrators have
been; discovered. ." They are Levi Ny
stedt- and Andrew Haakenson. : Nystedt
is ;> twenty-one years of age, ? and his
companion, Haakenson,; only eighteen.
They ■ were; arrested yesterday in' Min
neapolis on the charge of highway rob
bery. ; Nystedt in the . afternoon" and
Haakenson in the evening. . .
'Z: When shown the , picture of the un
known man, whose > dead. ;> body was
found in Prospect Park on Oct. 13; they,
confessed that it was the- photograph
of a man whom they ; had held . up,
slugged "and robbed on the night of
Oct. 12. ■.-.>• 3 ;■■-.'■:" -;■■■".■''''- ''-7-:-■'■':'. -
;; Didn't Know He Was Dead.
They made this confession in utter
ignorance of the fact that their victim
was dead. ■._.. /'■■ '■:.... ; .. : .
"; The arrest of Nystedt was brought
about by Ernest . Colvin, who was held
up by the two men a week ago Sunday,
night. >' Colvin,' whom they had robbed
of $38, a wach and a trunk check, was
walking along : : Henriepiri; avenue.. yes- -
terday afternoon with a friend f when
he saw Nystedt. ~ He at once recognized
him :as ~- one of '. the } highwaymen \ and
thereupon seized him while his friend
procured an officer.
"Upon being taken to the central sta
tion > Nystedt, who was badly 'fright-
ened, .;• Informed Superintendent 'of Po
lice Waite that his partner's name .was
Haakenson, : but :: refused .- to reveal' his
whereabouts. ." A few hours ; later ~ the
police arrested ; Haakenson at ■■< Fifth
avenue south and third street. ..'-.' ■--', ■'•;
Dead Man Their First Victim. J-\
. The . young . men. confessed | that, they
had penpetrated all four of the highway ';
robberies . that have occurred ■ In Pros
pect park during the past month. Their
first •;victim was ~ the unknown ; dead*
man. .-..:■'.'•" ■'fii-j'.i "'". .":.:;- '.' -';:"L' ••_:-': ~ ■ -':7.
Before showing them the photograph
of their victim the police had ascer
tained \ from the . boys that they never
read the newspapers ylt was perfectly j
apparent to the police that the young
highwaymen were not aware that their
victim was dead. ';." '-; :;'< T
The : moment the picture was shown
to them" 1 hey identified it. They went
even further by: way ■ of incriminating
themselves. ■' They said that" after they
had j knocked him down : and beat him
into j insensibility they took off r one of
his shoes to see if he had any money
concealed there. Finding none they
left '^uca. '-"- ■■;;-"">'. '•■':- .: -
This st ite of facts coincides with the
conditions surrounding- the body when
it was -Jiscovered, for one shoe was
off and lying beside Ihe body.' : .
Their other, victims ■";were : Peter
Splitt, who' was slugged and : robbed on
Oct. 22 of •$2 ;- and■:.; a watch; - John
Grady, who "was: pounded into insensi
bility and robbed of ■$6 and- a watch,
and Ernest ' Colvin, already: mentioned.
\: Nystedt refused to | assist the police
in locating Haakenson, but in search
ing his. room they. found a picture " of .a '
woman -and: succeeded iin locating .the
woman. j She ■ denied \ all ..• knowledge .of
the highwaymen, -but the police, not
being satisfied watched : her, .and dis
covered her in the act of telephoning to
Haakenson. v She was overheard telling |
him to come and see her before leav- •
ing, r and he was taken into custody
when attempting to visit the woman's
room.",-';'..'.- .'.. ''■ "-'j.'_---. :■:.. '.' ;
Former Gov. Black Says the Circum
stances Point to Harry Cornish as
the Murderer.
NEW YORK, Nov. 10.—The" fate of
Roland B. Molineux will be determined
tomorrow. When court adjourned this
evening Justice Lambert announced
that he would allow Assistant District
Attorney Osborne but two and a half
hours more to finish the summing up,
which means that the court will de
liver its charyii and the case Will go
to the jury during the afternon.
The court rom was crowded to suf
focation when, at the opening of to
day's session former Gov. Black rose
to sum up for the defense. After a
general defense of Molineux, whom, he
declared, the prosecution had utterly
failed to connect in any w_ay with the
death of Mrs. Adams, Mr. Black pass
ed to a scathing denunciation of Har
ry Cornish, to whose guilt, and net
that of Molineux, he declared every cir
cumstance in the case directly point
ed. More than half of Mr. Black's ad
dress, which occupied nearly fouT
hours, was devoted to an analysis of
Cornish's conduct and testimony, and
of the testimony of other witnesses ma
a manner to support his contention
that Cornish's actions were not con
sistent with his innocence of the crime
of which Molineux stands accused!
Mr. Osborne based his argument for
the prosecution today largely on the
testimony of the handwriting experts,
which, he said, conclusively showed
Molineux to have been the writer of
the poison package and of the other
disputed exhibits.
Mrs. Adams' Son-in-Law Dead.
BUFFALO, N. T., Nov. 10.—Henry
E. Rogers, son-in-law of the late Mrs.
Katherine J. Adams, who was the vic
tim of the poison supposed to have
been sent to Harry S. Cornish, is dead
at his home in this city.
McKinley Memorial Banquet.
CANTON, Ohio, Nov. 10.—Judge Henry
W. Harter has returned from Washington,
where he went on behalf of the Canton
Republican league to extend Un invita
tion to President Roosevelt to attend the
coming McKinley memorial banquet. The
president accepted the invitation, and is
expected to make an address. The ban
quet will be held on the evening of
Jan. 27.
It Makes Her Sick,' and is Located by
the X-Ray Treat
Special to The Globe.
QUINCY, 111., Nov. 10.—Maude Lil
lian Berri, the prinia donna of the "Sul
tan of Sulu" company, has been under
the care of a physician since Saturday
morning, when she arrived here.
While asleep at Keokuk, lowa, Friday
afternoon she swallowed a Swiss
watch, about the mze of a silver dime,
and did not know it. After the Ke
okuk performance a search was made
for the missing ti&epiece, but it could
not be found. Saturday evening Miss
Berri could scarcely gfet through her
performance, owing to excruciating
pain. Sunday morning Dr. Henry
Hatch was sent for and prescribed for
her, but during- the afternoon the pains
Increased, and .he was summoned
He induced her to submit to an X
ray examination at his office, and the
missing watch was found in her in
testines. The company departed this
afternoon, but it will be" several days
before Miss Berri will be able to play.
The physician, in an interview, admit
ted the facts. He says he will re
cover the watch without the necessity
of a surgical operation.
Nothing in It for American!— Minister
Squires Suggests a Provisional
WASHINGTON. D. a, Nov. 10.—
President Roosevelt has asked the sec
retary of war to make a report on
the situation regarding the Isle of
Pines as it was at the time of the
withdrawal of the United States from
Cuba, and also on the government
of that island during the time the
United States was In control in Cuba,
In an interview, T. J. Keenan, of
Pittsburg, who is president of
the American Residents and
Property Owners' association of
the island, said that . the con
dition of affairs was so bad that
United States: Minister Squires had
virtually advised a delegation of Amer
ican Pine Islanders, who recently call
ed on him in Havana, to take matters
into their own hands and establish a
provisional,, government. . Mr. Keenan
"The Isle of Pines is -on the verge
of anarchy, having no governor, no
courts or magistrates, no schools and
no revenue. All taxes and customs
dues paid by the islanders go into the
Cuban treasury, and not a cent is ex
pended for their benefit. All property
and other records are kept In Cuba,
and transfers of real estate are ren
dered almost impossible by the enor-.
mous fees demanded by Cuban officials.
All elections have been suspended, and
American interests are absolutely un
protected, yet American citizens own
nearly one-half of the island, and are
a majority of the tax-paying popula
Expectation of Placing 100,000 Emi-
grants There Next
LONDON, Nov. .4.o.—The Canadian
emigatiori office in London, which was
recently promoted tb the dignity of a
special bureau, with a commissioner of
its own, is preparing to branch out to
an extensive scale, ! with the view of
popularizing emigration to the North
west. Two floors have been secured in
a new building going up at Chaining
Cross, in the midst of the railroad and
steamship offices. Contracts have been
placed for fitting up the office exclus
ively with Canadian "woodwork, office
furniture and a steam-heat ing plant.
It will contain a complete exhibit of
Canadian products. Commissioner
Preston said:
"We expect next year to place 100,
--000 emigrants in Western Canada, and
we shall probably draw a third each
from the United States, the United
Kingdom and the rest from Europe.
Four Kentucky Young Men Die I
Their Own Hand at Different
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 10.—A
grewsome coincidence comes to light
in connection with the death of John
McAtee, a railroad -clerk of Louisville,
who is reported to have committed su
icide in Kansas City yesterday. When
he was a young man he was intimate
with three other well known young
men, Irvin Gillis, Dudley Reynolds and
Will Coker. Each of these men has
since died by his own hand, and Mc-
Atee is the last of the quartette to
take his life.
Cleveland Workingmais Fears Not for
Himself When Another Is
in Danger.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 10. —John
Perew dived fifty feet and rescued a
drowning man. .here today, John Dtr
gan fell from a boat at the Pittsburg
Coal company's pliant. Perew was at
work on the machinery fifty feet above
the water. I)ugan was going down
for the third "tithe. Perew sprang and
cleared ttie~ Boat. He seized Dugan
just in time. The men were hauled
on board, the water was pumped out
of Dugan and he revived.
Nurse Testifies at the Inquest That
He Was Obliged to Throw His Knee
Across the Man to Restrain Him—
One of the Lungs Punctured by
Pieces of Bone.
Special to The Globe.
I.R OCHESTER, Minn., Nov. : 10. — A
coroner's jury assembled L. today to as
certain the facts } regarding } the death
of George r Halm, of . St. Paul. ; Halm
died ;at " the ; state . hospital in ; this I city.
Friday J night. tr-. Dr. Phelps ; discovered
Thursday night; that Halm, who was :
a patient in ■ the • infirmary, was suffer-.
ing from fractured ribs.' Everything:
possibleVwas done for the man, but; as
the lung had been • penetrated [ by brok
en 1; bones," the patient died during ; the
night. ,--'„ J % --. ':■;.■
>- He was a wildly demented, man, and
it * had required : three; doctors :to Wing
him to the j hospital" from St. Paul. He I
had c required almost J constant atten
tion, has insane delusions causing him
to attack radiators "and furniture at
every opportunity. \lt :is • said it was
almost 7an impossibility to r keep him
in: bed.; Dr.;: Kilbourne returned from
the board of . control meeting .at? St.
Paul | Friday night. He notified - Coro
ner | Mosse immediately after Halm's
death, - desiring that the cause :be fully
determined. The • coroner decided * Sat
urday afternoon - to : hold , an 7 inquest.
%f\ | autopsy I was • conducted 3 Saturday
v^ht.-; -\ r '~ ■-.-■...• ■:• .•; -,■;. - : '„.V
; \ Seven Ribs Broken. ' ' : -' : ; ;
It was found that three ribs oh' the
right side of the body and four on the
left \ were fractured ; and r. the % sternum .
broken across. No - mark ■or ;; bruises
were found upon ;| the \ outside of .. the
body to indicate how this. injury was
brought about. ; After viewing the body
the jurors :. were . excused - until - today.
';••■: George Halm was committed from ■
St. Paul In October. He was ; forty
four years -of ; age. ;'-V Relatives were :
promptly ; notified of ;■ the sad occur
rence of Friday, 'and:' one •is now in
the -:city..-. Halm. was employed in St.
Paul before ihis attack of - insanity.
Prior to being brought here .he : was
kept ;in ; jail \ for three , days ,at . St. S Paul.
So violent was : he', that wristlets were
Use^i \on him by the « three officers^ in
charge.,;/...;;1."'7 ;{■.';.,■- -XV.
P$ Dr. Mosse stated to the jury the re- ■
sults fof'the;. autopsy, .which-^as at- r
tended j- by himself; and: Drs. !A. F. Kil
bourne, -. R. M. -\ Phelps, 'C. L. > Chappie
; and iW." J. : Mayo. "s' ■ The first witness
: summoned . was ■■: Dr."| Phelps, who as
sisted at the autopsy.; He.described in
detail the injuries i received "by Mr.
Halm.'Vi There ■- was fan . insignificant
bruise on ..the face, which-- was : easily
accounted for, considering the patient's
violence. . .:/
■ *:—.- ":.:■'" Lung Punctured. '• .* ■
_ The lung ; had been : punctured by a;
.splinter of bone : and .through this tiny
aperture 'j the" ■ air had escaped into ' the
chest, r causing 4 the : collapse ->' of ;. the
lungs. The • .nurses ' had ;. experienced
great difficulty . in keeping Halm in bed
and She threw • cups ■;and- j saucers ;at
them while being fed. Whenever prac
ticable he was kept in a restraint sheet.
A restraint sheet was shown to the jury
and . its use - explained. Dr. Phelps tes
tified that as soon as jhe discovered the
condition- of the patient Thursday night
he questioned all of the eight . nurses
in the '■ infirmary. 2;-All •: of -them ''', knew!
that j Halm -was : a very difficult ". case ;to
deal with = and; that; at times 1 several
of - them ; were j required Sto keep i him in
bed, but none of them knew he: had an
injury. v r . :■p ■ ' "'....■ : -.~- \A ,'.•'.' :-,-.' ■"
\ '■■ One of the nurses : stated; that when
alone with Halm it had been necessary,
to throw his knee across the man to re
strain him, but the purse had no rea
son to believe that Halm received any
injury then. r : He was: so violent that
he ; might have ; fallen " against;. the ' iron
bedstead; and thus : been hurt, but \no
one ;had witnessed such an occurance.
Dr. Phelps' testimony occupied the
entire morning. The next witness
called was Dr. Chappie. The Inquest
will be continued tomorrow.
Kentucky Boy Arrested in Ohio for the
Abduction of Fourteen-Year-
Old Girl.
-IRONTON, Ohio, Nov. 10. —"William
Stewart, fifteen years of age, yet mar
ried and divorced, was arrested here
this evening on the charge of abduc
tion, preferred by the father of Bes
sie Berry, aged fourteen years, of Flat
woods, Ky., with whom he eloped ten
days ago. They were found living in
Buckhorn street, and the girl was re
turned to her parents.
Stewart was heavily armed when ar
rested, but made no resistance. He
was turned over to Marshal Simpsoii,
of Russell, Ky., returning to that state
without requisition.
Were Examining Shotguns and All
Fo«r of the Weapons Were
OTTUMWA, lowa, Nov. 10. —Frank
Perkins, seventeen years old, is dead;
Asa Noe, twenty years old, is minus
a hand: Oliver Rothergill has a bullet
in his thigh and Frank Oejka may die
as. the result of a careless examination
of shotguns by the four youths.
The boys were comparing guns pre
paratory to going hunting. Perkins'
weapon was discharged in his face, and
during the excitement that followed
i the other hunters were wounded by
a general discharge of their fowling
PRICE TWO CEXT3^ »£*-<££„.
Is Released on $4,000 Bail, and Sues
His Former Managers for
False Arrest.
BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 10.—Pietro
Mascagni, the composer - conductor,
who was arrested Saturday night on
a mesne process in a suit brought by
his former managers, Mittenthal Bros.,
was released after a hearing in the
superior court today on $4,000 bonds,
which he furnished himself. Mascag
ni immediately retaliated by suing
the Mittenthals for $50,000 damages
for alleged false arrest.
When Mascagni appeared before
Judge Braley under the Mittenthal pro
ceeding the court suggested that coun
sel in the case hold a conference and
decide upon some date when the full
merits of the controversy could be ar
gued. In the meantime, the court told
the lawyers that Masgni was a
foreigner _ and a great composer, and
should receive every courtesy from
Americans. To this end Judge Braley
Mascagni could continue his tour in
this city under excessive bail, and sug
gested that by furnishing $4,000 bail
Mascagini could continue his tour in
this country.
The lawyers agreed to this, and the
composer at once put up the money.
Subsequently the suit against the Mit
tenthals for $50,000 damages was in
stituted, and an attachment was serv
ed upon the Mittenthals. The trial
of the suits will not occur for some
time. It is stated that Mascagni will
resome his tour of the country.
Demonstration in Favor of Legalizing
It as the National Sport of the
HAVANA, Nov. 10.—A heavy rain
interfered with the public demonstra
tion which was held here today in the
interest o< legalizing cock fighting in
Cuba and rescinding the military or
der prohibiting it. There .were five
bands of music in the procession, which
marched through the streets of Ha
vana, but only 500 countrymen, on foot
and on horseback, turned out for the
occasion. Banners proclaiming cock
fighting to be the national sport of
Cuba were much in evidence. Several
winning game cocks were proudly ex
hibited in the procession.
The demonstrators were refused an
audience by President Palma, but pre
sented their petition in favor of cock
fighting to the senate. Other petitions
in favor of the sport have been pre
sented to congress from all parts of
the island.
Two Dauntless Chicago Women Save
a Man From a Trio of
Special to The Globe.
CHICAGO, Nov. 10.—Armed with a
hat pin and courage born of sympa
thy with the victim of three highway
men, two women today put the assai
lants to flight and saved James Walsh.
The robbery took place in an alley
near May street, about 8 o'clock
in the morning. The three
men set upon Walsh, took
a $100 watch, and were beating
their prey when the women came to
the rescue. Mr. Walsh is a retired
coal merchant living in Sycamore, 111.
Philippine Officials Have Sharp Differ
ences in a Habeas Corpus
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 10.—A
copy of a, Manila paper received at the
war department gives an account of
differences between Judge Ambler, who
holds court in Manila, and Maj." Allen,
chief of the constabulary.
Some question arose over a habeas
corpus proceeding in which Maj. Allen
failed to produce two prisoners the
judge ordered brought into court. Maj.
Allen defended his course in a very
sharp statement to the judge, and the
judge replied in another statement in
which he severely scored Maj. Allen
and fined him $500.
He said that if Maj. Allen should
publish the statements which he (Al
len) made in court, it would subject
him to another fine of $200.
Forty-one of Those on Board Are Sav
ed and Ninety-six Others
Are Missing.
MELBOURNE, Nov. 10. —The Brit
ish steamer Elingamite, bound from
Sydney, N. S. W., for Auckland, has
been wrecked on Three Kings islands.
Forty-one of those on board the steam
er were saved and ninety-six are miss
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Nf>v.
10.—The Elingamite carried 110 pas
sengers. She was wrecked Sunday
morning. Six of her boats and two
rafts left the vessel. Twenty-seven of
the steamers' passengers and fifteen of
her crew landed at New Zealand.
Steamers have been sent out to search
for the rafts and four of the boats,
which are still missing.
Lloyds reports thirty-seven of the
passengers have ben saved, but that
it ia feared the remainder have been
New York-Brooklyn Bridge,
in Process of Construc
tion, Damaged by Fire
Three Hurled Into the River and Ona
Saves Himself in
Steamers Narrowly Escape While Run
ning the Gauntlet of Falling, Fiery
Brands—Work on the Structure De
layed Four Months—Loss Half a Mil
lion Dollars.
NEW YORK, t Nov. 10.—The new
East river bridge, In process of con
struction between New York and
Brooklyn, was damaged to the amount
of at least half a million dollars to
night by a fire that for four hours rag
ed 355 feet in the air, on the summit
of the great steel tower on the New
York side. •
Three men who were at work on the
top of the tower when the fire broke
out are reported to have fallen into
the river.
Owing to the enormous height of the
tower, it was impossible to reach the
fire with any apparatus in the fire de
partment, and the flames, after de
vouring all the woodwork on the top
of the tower, seized on the timber
false work of the two footbridges sus
pended from the main cables, burn
ing away the supports until nearly a
million feet # of blazing timber fell -/ith
a mighty splash and hiss into the
stream. The fall of the footbridge
carried away scores of the lighter ca
bles and guys, which trailed in the
water, rendering it necessary for the
police to stop all traffic up and down
the river.
Narrow Escape of Steamers.
The Fall River steamer Puritan and
several other craft had narrow es
capes while running the gauntlet of
fiery brands that fell in showers from
the burning bridge. The fire was the
most spectacular conflagration that
has ever been seen in New York.
The fire started in a tool shed, and
from this spread to the great timber
framework. Within five minutes after
the first discovery- of the fire the whole
top of the tower was in a blaze. Then
the footbridges fell, carrying with
them many tons of bolts, rivets, nut 9
and tools. At that moment the Brook
lyn fire boat was just below the bridge
and a heavy steel beam fell on her,
breaking her rudder and sending her
Irifting helpless down the stream.
Sound steamers and all other up-river
navigation was stopped.
Daniel Brophy and his brother, John,
of Montreal; A. P. Mcßride and an
unknown man were at work on the
tower when the fire started.
Hurled Into the River.
While they were helping the firemen
to haul up the hose the framework on
which they stood collapsed and the
two Brophys and the unknown man
were hurled into the river. Mcßride
saved himself by catching a piece of
projecting steel work.
While the fire was at its height a
party of firemen were cut off at the
base of the tower, where they were
exposed to a torrent of brands and red
hot pieces of steel. They were rescued
after several had been severely burned.
Brands from the tower set fire to the
big storehouse of the Pennsylvania
Steel company on the bridge. It was
entirely consumed and the contents
were hurled into the river, together
with two hoisting derricks on the
It was 11 o'clock before the flames
had devoured everything combustible,
leaving only the steel tower and the
four great eighteen and one-half inch
steel cables across the riv
[ er. These cables were recently com
pleted, save for the steel sheating, and
it is feared they have been badly dam
aged by the intense heat. Should, it
be necessary to replace them the labor
of two years would be lost.
Delay of Four Months.
Chief Engineer Martin, in charge of
the bridge construction, said tonight
that of the four steel saddles, weigh
ting thirty-four tons, on top of the
tower, three were red hot, but were
undamaged. Of the four cables resting
on the saddles two, he found, would
have to be partially replaced by splic
ing. This will involve a delay of at
least four months. The remaining
cables»suffered little injury. The loss
on the two footbridges is estimated
at $100,000. The contractors are John
A. Roebling Sons & Co.
The bridge extends from the foot of
Delancey street, Manhattan, to the
foot of South Fifth street, Brooklyn.
It was designed to carry four surface
railroad tracks, two tracks "for elevated
trains, two roadways for vehicles, two
footpaths and two cycle paths at an
elevation of 135 feet above the river '
in the center of the main span. The
main cables had recently been complet
ed and the work of laying the main
span was soon to have been begun. •
The cost of the bridge was placed at
about $10,000,000.
Canadian Government May Make Ket
_ mit Harbor a Point of Entry.
ST. JOHN, N. 8., Nov. 10.— J. B.
Charleston, of the Canadian public
works department, who built the Yu
kon telegraph line, says the gold out
put in the Yukon this year will ag
gregate twelve millions. With regard
to the Yukon boundary dispute, Mr.
Charleson says that it is possible the
Canadian government will make Ket
mit harbor, near Lake Seymour rapids,
a point of entry into the Yukon. This
is aimost opposite Port Simpson, B.
C, ai:d through it the w^ter route to
Dawsi/a can be reached.

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