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VOL.. III. NO. 294.
A Number of Arrests
Are Made at
Involved With Attaches
Of a Medical In- .
Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 29. Seven
negroes? were arrested today and war
rants were issued for the arrest of
the demonstrator of anatomy at the
local medieal college, the interne in
the college and the white janitor on
the charges of grave robbery. One
of the negroes confessed, implicating
One Hundred GniTM Roltbed.
The police say upward of 100 graves
m this vicinity have been robbed h
ghouls during the last three months
Coast of Japan is Swept With I
Japan is Swept
Fearful Re
sults. lokohama, hept. 29. A severe ty-
pnoon swept, over loKonama tociay.
several steamers were nnven nsnore
and it is feared many fatalities oc-
curreu among tne nsnerinen.
The tidal wave swept the Obawara I
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ported to be drowned. I
Mahoney City, Pa.. Sept. 29. The
liome of Michael weiuon, a non-union-
ist, was dynamited at midnight. The
family escaped uninjured.
Sequel of the Arrest of Men In the Rarth-
olin Murder Case.
Chicago, Sept. 29. Inspector NIch
olas Hunt has been made the defend
ant in damage suits aggregating $12.",
(MX) by the filing of praecipes in the cir
cuit court. The plaintiffs are Oscar
Thompson and John daffy, also known
ns "Dad," who are seeking reparation
for the treatment they say they re
ceived at the hands of Inspector Hunt.
Claffy wants $25,000, while Thompson
asKs ror $iuu,uuu. me suits were
tiled by Attorney M. W. Meagher, and
the summonses are made returnable to
the October term of the circuit court,
"The basis of these suits is the iile-
gal arrest of Thompson and Claffy and I
their unlawful detention," said Attor-
ney Meagher. "Claffy and Thompson
were arrested at the Instance of In-
spector Hunt upon suspicion of know-
Ing something about the murder of
Minnie Mitchell and Mrs. Bartholin,
Their arrest was illegal in the first
place, as no warrant was sworn out
against them. They were likewise tie-
tained at the instance of Inspector
Hunt without due process of law."
Forces His Wife to Dispose or the "Queer
Money He Makes.
Council Bluffs, la., Sept. 29. George
Lu Eads, a dentist, and his wife, are
under arrest, charged with counter- I
feting. Mrs. Eads made' small pur-
chases at a number of stores in South
Omaha Saturday, in each instance ten-
dering a counterfeit $3 gold piece. At
one nlace the SDurious coin was defect-
ed and she was arrested by the Dolice
and confessed.
She stated that her
husband made the money and forced
her to pass it. In her purse were
found three of the counterfeit coins.
Eads was arrested and made a par
tial confession. A search of his home
and office revealed a bushel or more of
plaster of parts molds, oil of which
had been used. The amount of money
the couple has succeeded in passing Is
not known. Eads came here from Ce
dar Dapids, la., two years ago. He
says his mother still lives there.
Texas Raln-C'arsed Affain.
Houston, Tex., Sept. 29. During the
twelve hours daylight Saturday there
was a terrific rain all over the whole
south and portion of east Texas, which
has done great damage.
Death Roll Grows,
Rome, Sept. 29. The death roll re
sulting from the hurricane in Sicily
is swelling. The bodies of 600 persons I
are now awaiting burial.
mm m m
U. M. W. President Replies to Re
cent Statements of the
Reading President.
I hep,ffSa3rIIeA8kedforNoneMoro
Men Go Into Court.
Wilkesbarre, Fa., Sept. 29. Some of
the local coal operators, after being
shown a copy of the statement Issued
by President Mitchell yesterday, say
it will probably be the last he will give
to the public before the ending of the
strike. They say that his appeal Is
made up of generalities. Atstrike head
quarters Mitchell's latest deliverance
is termed a "ten strike," and it is
stated that the facts and figures he
presents are irrefutable. The military
authorities. Sheriff Jacobs and some of
the superintendents of the coal com
panies in this vicinity held u meeting
in the office of one -of the coal com
panies Saturday evening and talked
over a plan by which the troops can
be moved promptly to scenes of dis
Purpose of the Militia.
It is not the purpose of the military
to do police duty, but if any of the com
panies can get men to go to work the
soldiers will give thein protection. It
is reported again that attempts will be
made today to resume work at several
collieries in this region which have
been idle since the strike began, but
the report cannot be verified. At
strike headquarters it was claimed that
there will be no change in the situa
tion this week, which is the twenty
first of the strike; that the strikers are
as firm as ever, and that there will be
no desertions from the ranks to make
It possible for the coal companies to
start up any new colieries.
Another Troop Ordered Out.
TTnrrishnrcr Va Strt 1V llnvemnr
Sf..n. vost,P(l!lv nr,iPrPii the Sheridan
troop of Tyrone, to report to General
Gobi for duty i the anthracite strike
territorv. The troon left Tvrone last
eveuintr bv eneclal train.
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Shenandoah. Pa., Sept. 29. Sheriff
Knorl of Columbia county, says he did
. nr ,ltlim.:, to b
signed to the telegram which was sent
to Governor Stone asking that troops
be sent to Centralia. and the miners'
leaders here, headed by Terence Gln-
w of the executive board, have tele-
CTaphed the governor to that effect.
and to guarantee the surrender to the
authorities of all accused persons.
He Replies to Baer's Allegation Relatire
to the Coal Strike.
Philadelphia. Sept. 29. John Mitch
ell, president of the United Mine
Workers, has written a statement in
reply to recent utterances of Baer,
Prwideut of the Beading railway.
Mitchell says in part: "Mr. Baer states
that 'the wages paid in the anthracite
coal regions are, compared with the
wages paid in like employment, fair
and just.' By like employment' Mr.
Baer must refer to bituminous . coal
mining. I am willing and prexiarcd to
demonstrate that wages In the bitumin-
ous coal fields are from 20 to 40 per
cent, higher than those paid for simi-
lar classes of work in the anthracite
fields." He then present figures to
prove that assertion, and adds that
the danger in anthracite mines to lifo
is greater than In bituminous.
Mitchell says: "There are other
statements of Mr. Baer which are
eouallv incorrect: among these is his
assertion that the miners only worked
from 'four to Blx hours per day, and
his further assertion 'that the lowest
scale of wages was 85 cents for boy
slate pickers.' If Mr. Baer desires I
shall gladly furnish him with the
names and addresses of thousands of
slate pickers, each of whom received
much less than So cents per day, and
I shall be willing to have the returns
verified by the companies pay rolls.
"Th next misstatement of Mr. Baer
to which I shall give notice Is that
which claims that 'for some mysteri
8 reason' the miners restricted the
output of the mines. Mr. Baer claims
that in tnis manner tne prouuet or
the collieries has been reduced about
12 per cent, and that in the case
of the Reading company it amounted
to more than 1,000,000 tons ' "
Mitchell then quotes figures from of.
ficial reports and The Engineering and
Mining Journal to show that this
statement Is wide of the truth, and
that even the per capita output was
Increased, not diminished.
He also denies that the United Mine
Workers seeks to interfere with the
management of the coal properties,
that the organization Is lawless, and
that the companies cannot pay the In-
crease demanded. He declares that
fhe hired guards are lawless, how
ever, and that their acts are charged
to the minors. He declares the state
ment that the 40 per cent, of the coal
mined being less in the market than
the case of mining misleading, be
cause it leaves out of account the coal
that is sold, for which the miners re-
celve no pay,
Ifcs. closes with the declaration that
President Roosevelt Again Submits
to Surgery Seems Much
Washington. Sept. 29. At the White
House this morning it was stated the
president sjent the best night since
he was brought here from lndiana-
Washington. 'Sept; 29. Secretary
Cortelyou at 3:30 p. m. yesterday Is
sued the following statement:
Dr. Newton M. Shaffer, of New
York, joined the president's physicians
In consultation this morning at 10
o'clock. The increase in local symp
toms and a rise in temperature ren
dered it necessary to make an incision
into the small cavity, exposing the
bone, which was found to be slightly
"Thorough drainage is now estab
lished, and the physicians feel confi
dent that recovery will be uninter
rupted. The operation was performed
by Surgeon General Rixey, assisted by
Dr. Lung, and in consultation with
Surgeon General O'Reilly and Doctors
Shaffer, Urie and Stitt."
Fall into a Steam Well and Is Literally
Parboiled Sinter's Heroism.
Anoka, Minn., Sept. 29. Alice Bi-
beau, the 7-year-old daughter of David
Bibeau, fell Into a steam well Satur
day and was literally parboiled, death
resulting before she could be rescued.
Her 9-year-old sister was probably fa-
tally scalded in a heroic attempt at
rescue, and a man, wnose name is not
known, was also fearfully burned, but
will recover.
The children were playing upon
some ltoards which covered a well used
to condense steam from a nearby mill.
The boards gave way and precipitated
Alice Into the pit, in which there was
about a foot of boiling water. Her sis
ter stood over the well and readied
down through the steam time and
again lu har efforts at rescue.
the fight Is not so nna ror tne present
generation of miners as it is for the
little children "prematurely doomed to
the whirl of the mill and the noise and
blackness of the breaker" to
win a life for the child and secure for
it a place In the world In keeping with
advancing civjlization."
ReceiTer Is Asked by Boston Citizens for
the Anthracite Properties.'
Boston, Sept. 29. A committee of
citizens, headed by the publisher of a
Boston newspaper, Saturday sought re
lief in the courts from the present
coal shortage and high prices by ask
Ing for a receiver for the coal com
panies and coal-carrying roads. A
bill inequity was filed in the supreme i
court against the corporations involved
in the anthracite strike. The petition
ers ask that a receiver be appoint
ed for the benefit of all concerned.
upon such terms and in such manner,
and with such agents and servants.
and with such rates of wages and oth-
er conditions of employment, and at
such prices for goods produced and
sold, ns the court shall from time to
time adjudge proper.
The bill is based upon the legal the
ory of the coal situation given by II.
W. Chaplin, a lawyer. Chaplin says
In support of his position: "Since the
public have a right in the mines-
right to have coal forthwith mined for
Immediate consumption and have a
right to have that coal immediately
transported out of the mine regions
hv tho ronl-cnrrvlnn- rni.rta n court
of equity if no other solution of the
difficulty is open, has authority to, and
upon the application of a representa
tive projiortion of the people undoubt
edly would, appoint a receiver or re
ceivers to take into his or their hands
the whole business now in the hands
of the anthracite coal combine, and
to run it in their Dlace."
tVant the President to End It.
Xew York, Sept. 29. Petitions are
being circulated throughout the coun
try by the members of the various or
ganizations comprising the American
Federation of Catholic societies ask
ing President Koosevelt to use his good
offices to end the coal strike.
Three Little Boys Found Drunk.
Pay City, Mich., Sept. 29. Three lit
tle bovs were found drunk on tne
steos of the Fremont school. Ac-
quaintances got them to their homes
before the police patrol wagon was
called. Mayor Cunningham instruct
ed th'; police to ascertain who the sa
loon man that sold the liquor is, and
froscute him.
Collier Guilty of FoWonlngr.
Bedford. Ind., Sept. 2!). Martin Col-
Her. rhnrtred with tho wholesale Pol-1
soning of his family, consisting of a
wife and two babies, and also sev-
eral boarders, was found guilty. His
only plea In court was insanity, al-
though a jury found him of sound
mind a few days aso.
Deatlt of an Iowa Pioneer.
Glenwood, la., Sept. 29. J. B.
Hinchman. a pioneer of southwestern
Iowa, and probably the wealthiest man
in Mills county, died at his home m
this city Saturday. He was Interested
in banks in several towns in Aims
county, In Council Bluffs, Sioux City
and D3 Molnes,
As to What the United States
Should Do Down in South
Tlshth wi.tk it.. . . , ,
. ajuuk. uui nnen iour uncle
Sam Is Around."
raris, Sept. 29. The French press
has been following closely the "armed
intervention" of the United in affairs
on the isthmus and at Panama, and
the article published in La Prensa, of
Buenos Ayres, Argentina, Sept. 2U, in
which attention was called to the al
leged tendency of the United States
toward imperialism as illustrated by
the landing of United States marines
on the isthmus, and against which ae
tion the paper protests energetically,
has evoked comment lu several news-
papers. Ln, LIbertf says the Latin
countries of South America have sev-
eral times clearly affirmed their inten-
tion not to allow themselves to be
absorbed by the United States. The
great nations of Europe ought to sup
port them vigorously in this work of
defense and self-preservation. It is
the especial duty of nations of the
same blood as theirs, says La Liberte
such as France, Italy and Spain
to fetretch out a helping hand.
Other Editor Indorses ITs.
L.e Journal Des Debats, on the oth-
er hand, indorses the iiicy of the
United States toward the republics of
South America. This paper first re-
marks that the United States govern
ment does not need to repeat the Mon
roe doctrine to Europe. The situation
itself suffices to recall to the latter
that the American continents cannot
longer be a Held of European political
action. The paper then says that the
protest against the landing of United
States marines on the isthmus made
by General Salazar, commander of the
Colombian forces on the isthmus. Is
futile, and therefore of only mediocre
interest. "America," fays The Jour
nal Des Debats, "is scrupulously fulfill
lng the duty imposed uion it by the
treaty of 1SIU, and it will fulfill this
duty more and more in the future
as the canal is completed. The ;oodL.(.
on. nines or civu war at 1'anama are
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a thing of the past."
Latin Americans Warned.
The Jout n il then proceeds to warn
the Latin-Anierl-:.Jrrit deep reform
are necessary if he vrlshes to remain
free, ami concludes by saving: "The
economic scandal of Colombia and the
internal uisoruers which cause it will
certainly impose upon Uncle Sam. in
jured and indignant, some form of con
trol. It is evident that we are at the
beginning of a period of North Ameri
can intervention in South America, or
of fundamental reforms in the latter
country. Those nations which are duly
forewarned, and disposing of adequate
resources do i:ot make the effort neces
sary to live, abdicate purely and sim
ply the right to exist."
London, Sept. 20. Sir Marcus Sam
uel was today elected lord mayor.
MHn Base Ball Gaines.
Chicago, Sept. 29. Following are
the scores at base ball made by the
two big leagues Saturday and yester-
League (Saturday): At Tittsburg
Cincinnati d, Pittsburg 13; at Phila
aeipnia iosiou o, i-uimunj u ., -
tSCCOIHl game; xwsion , i uiiaurijpuia
iarK"s' Ul ""'Ju-1,r"
4, Brooklyn 0; (second game) New
York 4, Brooklyn 12; at Chicago
Weather. (Sunday) At Cincinnati
Pittsburg 2, Cincinnati 3.
American (Saturday): At Washing
ton Philadelphia 4, Washington 9;
(second game) Philadelphia 5, Wash
ington 7; at Baltimore Boston 9, Bal
timore 8; (second game) Boston 4, Bal
timore 2; at Detroit Cleveland 3, De
troit 4; (se-ond game) Cleveland 2, De
troit 0; at St. Louis Chicago 1, St
Louis 9. (Sunday) At St. Louis Chi
cago 9, St. Louis 10; (second game)
Chicago 10, St. Louis 4.
Choate.to Unveil a Memorial.
London. Sept. 29. An interesting
Anglo-United States religious ceremony
will take place Dec. 11. when Ambas
sador Choate will unveil the memorial
window to Bishop Simpson on Wes-
lev's chapel. London. The window Is
the gift of the United States Method
ists to the mother chapel.
Flood of jtaln la Iowa.
New Hampton, la., Sept. 29. Five
and one-half Inches of xfiln fell here
Saturday night, causing the worst flood
nf th season. Proh.iblv SlOO.utX) I
worth of damage has been done to the I
railroad and country bridges within I
the county.
Suicide of a Bicyclist.
Cleveland, Sept. 29. Ernie Johnson,
a well-known professional Dicycusi.
committed suicide by shooting himself
through the heart Saturday night at
his home in this city.
Orwick Declaimed Insane.
Jackson, Mich., Sept 29. Rev. J. F.
Orwick, former chaplain of tho state
prison, who was deposed for immorali
ty, has been declared iosauc
Monster of the Deep Said to Have
Appeared at Lake
Geneva Lake, Wis., Sept. 29. A sea
sorlent has been seen in Geneva lake.
lis appearance is vouched for by a
number of witnesses. About C r. m.
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as .mis. lsuekingiiam, or Sharon, who
i occupies a cottage witn uer son, Julia
Buckingham, captain, of the steamer
Geneva, was sitting on her porch, her
attention was attracted bv a distnrl-
ance in the lake a few rods from
shore. Closer observation revealed a
long, slender body coiling and moving
witu au undulating motion through the
water, iz spiasneu tne water ana sent
waves in a41 directions.
Mrs. Buckingham called her neigh
bor, Mrs. Dorliska Reid, of Delevan, to
the spot. The hitter's two children al
so came, and another boy about 10
years old, named Caii llenders. The
snake appeannl to them to be as long
as the steamer Aurora (eighty-four feet
longi, which was moored a short dis-
tanee away. The boys resolved to get
a closer view of the .strange creature
and pulled out in a rowboat. As they
drew near the reptile gave a splash and
Eight Men Caught Two Dead and the Oth
er Will I'robably Die.
McKeesport, Pa., Sept. 29. Eight
men, each with a charred face, burned
body and terribly scorched head, were
taken to the McKeesport hospital as
the result of an explosion at furnace
it. of the f'jiine-ie blast furnace plant.
i)iimusiir Katiml.-iv. Two of the vic-
tinis have since died, and there is but
little hope that any of the others
will recover. The dead are: Joe
Liska and Steve Schulte. Injured
George Caspewik, Mike MIshko, Frank
Kistcr. Mike Floskey, John Freshke
and John Adams, all of Du.juesne.
All of those injured were caught in
the fiery blast of flames and ashes
which followed the blowing out of a
bell while the men were at work.
They were sent up to the dangerous
place about ai hour before. Somethin,
had gone wrong with the working of
the furnace and the men were ordered
to make the necessary repairs. While
they were there the explosion took
Been Wandering iu the Woods with
Sprained Ankle and no l-'ood.
Seattle, Mash., Sept. 29. Mayor
Thomas 15. Humes was found Satur-
day by a searching party in the woods
north of Lake Washhiirloii. where he
had wandered injured and practically
without food since Thursday. Mayor
Humes slipped and sprained his ankle
last Thursday afternoon while chasing
a bear. A storm came up and he lost
his bearings.
He slept in a hollow log Thursday
night and Friday night, and was un
able to travel much, owing to the con
dition of his ankle. His ouly food was
huckleberries. A searching party
started out Saturday morning and
found the mayor without trouble. He
was brought to his home, where he is
suffering from exhaustion. It is be
lieved no serious effects will result.
College Foot Ball Opens.
Chicago. Sept. 29. College foot
opened Saturday. The prominent
games were as follows: at Ann Arbor
Albion 0, Michigan 88; at Madison,
Wis. Lawrence 0, Wisconsin 11; at
Lafayettte, Ind. Franklin 0, Purdue
50; at Chicago Monmouth 0, Chicago
24; at Chicago Xapierville 5. North
western 10; at Cambridge Williams
0, Harvard 11; at New Haven Trinity
0, Yale 40; at Philadelphia Lehigh 0,
Pennsylvania 12. I
Bees Take Possession of a House.
Muncle, Ind., Sept. 29. Attracted by
the presence of fruit that was being
canned, a great swarm of bees took
possession of the Muncie sanatorium,
a large brick house, and for hours
could not be driveu out. Boarders and
patients nea net ore mem, ana except i
ror au occasional uasii imo me sail-
aionum iy somcuouy Dravcr man me
rest, the bees were undisturbed for sev-
crul hours.
Reunion of Wilder's Brigade.
Greenup, Ills.. Sept. 29. Five thou
sand 'persons attended the union of
Wilder's brigade in this city. Speeches
were made by Chief Justice Wilkins
and J. G. Cannon, of Danville. Rev. J.
L. Ryan, on behalf of the citizens of
fireenup and the members of the bri
gade, presented General Wilder with a
beautiful silver cup.
Murderers of Winston Arrested.
Scranton, Ta., Sept. 29. Sheriff
Schadt has received a telegram saying
tlmt throo men arrested at lloboken I
Saturday on suspicion of being the
Hungarians who murdered James Win
sto at Grassy Island Wednesday morn
ing, have been identified as the right
parties. ,
, Treasurer Reported Short.
Sioux City, la., Sept. 29. As a re
sult of startling developments in Ce
dar county. Neb., expert accountants I
are at work on the books kept by
Thomas Ziegler, who was the treasur-j
er of the county in 1S93. It is re-1
ported his shortage will amount to ? 20,-
000. Until recently Ziegler was a state I
senator. He now resides at lola, Kan, I
Horrible Fate of a Negro
derer in Missis
sippi. Mur
Tom Clark, alias Will Gibson, Pays
Penalty for Atrocious
Corinth, Miss.. Sept. 29. Writhin;
in the flames of burning fagots, piled
high by hundreds of citizens, Tom
Clark, alias Will Gibson, a young ne
gro, was burned at the stake here at a
late hour yesterday, after having
confessed to one of the most atrocious
clinics in the history of North Missis
sippi, the assault and murder of -Mrs
Carey Whitfield on Aug. 19 last. Be
fore the torch was applied Clark stated
that he deserved his fearful fate. Last
August Mrs. Whitfield, the wife of a
well-known citizen, was found dead in
her home. Investigation showed that
the woman had be-i assaulted, and
her head was practically severed from
her ttody, a razor having been used in
the bloody work. The indignation of
the people knew no bounds.
Betrayed by UU Wife.
After a long and fruitless search a
committee of twelve citizens was
named to continue the hunt for the
murderer, and these men have been
very active in their work. On Mou-
day last it became known that Tom
Clark, a negro living near here, had
had trouble with his wife, and the lat
ter threatened to disclose the secret of
i crime. Officers apprehended the
woman and she told enough to warrant
the belief that Clark had murdered
Mrs. Whitfield, Clark was arrested
and brought before the committee of
twelve in Corinth. The negro finally
confessed the murder, and also told of
other crimes that he had committed.
He said that several years ago he killed
two men on an excursion train in
Committee Usurps Court's Place.
After hearing theconfession the com
mittee decided that the negro should
be hanged from a telegraph pole in
the street. Clark said he deserved
death, but asked that the execution be
delayed until yesterday 'so that he
could have a farewell interview with
his mother and brother who lived in
Memphis. The request was granted.
and the two relatives were telegraphed
for. Meanwhile the news of the ne
gro's arrest and confession spread rap
idly over the surrounding country, and
yesterday's incoming trains brought
hundreds of people into the city to
witness the lynching.
Roasted the Brute.
The crowds became so great that at
midday the main street of the town
was ordered cleared. and the announce
ment was made that it had been de
cided to burn Clark at :J:o0 p. in. This
statement caused much excitement,
and surging crowds of people began
to gather about the place selected for
the enactment of the awful tragedy.
At 2 p. m. pine faggots and larger
pieces of wood were carefully laid
about an iron rod which was driven
deep into the ground, and half an hour
later it was announced that air was
in readiness.
At 3 o'clock the prisoner, heavily
manacled, was taken from the jail by
a posse of armed men, and followed
by a large and excited crowd of men
and boys was led to the east gate of
the negro cemetery, which is situated
in the western part of the city. Fag
ots and wood had been piled high
around the stake, and the negro was
securely fastened to the iron rod. Clark
was asked if he cared to make a
statement. He again said that he ue-
nerved the fate prepared for him. and
ask0(1 that a letter be delivered to his
,notUer and brother. He appealed to
. brother to raise his children prop-
prl- admouishinsr them to beware of
evI1 companv. Finally all was in
reHtliness and the word was given to
gre the funeral .wile.
Victim's Relatives AodIt Torch
Tlu. imSb,Mi and brother of t'lark's
victim stepped forward and applied
torches, and in a moment the flames
leaped upward, enveloping the trem
bling negro in smoke and fire. The
clothing of the doomed man was soon
ignited, and as the flames grew hot
ter the skin begaji to parch. The ne
gro moaned piteously at this juncture,
and the agonized look upon his face
told of the awful torture he was un
dergoing. Finally his head fell for
ward upon his breast, and In "a few
minutes ail was over. The flames were
fed by the crowd until the body was
burned to a crisp. Then the mob dis-
Parsed and the town soon assumed Its
normal condition.
-Republicans Indorse RooseTelt.
Great Falls, Mont., Sept. 29. Mon
tana Republicans met here Saturday
in state convention and amid tumult
ous cheering indorsed Roosevelt for
president In 1904. Joseph M. Dixon,
of Missoula, was nominated unani
mously for congress, and Judge W. L.
Holloway, of Bozeman, for associate
justice of the supreme court. The
platform Indorses the president's idea
of tariff revision, declares against un
lawful trusts and pledges the Iegisla-
ture to the maintenance of the eight
hour day.
Sensational Death of
Famous French
A Defective Stove the
Cause Wife Affected,
But May Live.
Paris, Sept. 29. Emile Zola, tho
novelist, was found dead in his horn?
this morning from asphyxiation. II is
wife is gravely ill. It is said Zola's
death was accidental, lie was aged
Zola was asphyxiated by fumes
from a stove pipe which was out of
order. At the same time it is stated
there are indications of suicide.
Cause of Death.
A later report of the suicide, proves
to be without foundation. Zola's
death was due to a defective stove.
It is believed his wife will recover.
Crumbling in Values is Shown Par
ticularly in
L. & X.
New York, Sept. 29. At the close
of today's stock market call nionev
was quoted at 35 jnr cent. This is
the highest figure for money reached
this year. The stock market closed
lenioralized. prices rapid v crum
bling, prominent stocks showing a
loss f : to 10 T-S points, the latter iu
Louisville & Nashville, for the day.
London, Sept. 2i. A Madrid dis
patch says it is reported there that
Queen Maria Christina, mother of
King Alfonso, married her master of
horse, Count I)e La Eseosura. while
in Austria recently.
Attempt to Hang a Man for Alleged Dls
honest l'ractlces.
Marion, Ind., Sept. 29. Frank Stech
er, a former Chicago attorney, who re
moved recently to Van Buren, was
threatened with lynching by a mob
of 400 infuriated oil workers and oth
er citizens and the officers barely suc
ceeded in saving his life. As it was
he was badly hurt. He was struck in
the back with a stone and it is thought
his spine is injured. Stecher aroused
the enmity of the people of Van Buren,
it is alleged, by questionable practices.
The affair which caused the popu
lar feeling to reach a climax and
nearly ended in the attorney's death
by mob violence was the collection of
a note for John Blair, a feeble-minded
boy. Stecher refused to give the
boy the money when he demanded it.
A committee called on the lawyer andc
demanded a settlement. Stecher gave
the boy $10. but tho citizens refused
to allow the boy to be imposed on and
formed a mob to lynch Steelier.
Increase of 13 Per Cent. Obtained by
the Knights of Labor.
Pittsburg, Sept. 29. The window
glass workers association, L. A. 300.
K. of L., has won a victory for its
members by securing a sharp wage ad
vance from the manufacturers. The
advance granted by the manufactur
ers Saturday, after a conference of two
hours, is 12 per cent, over the wages
recently secured by the rival organ
ization, headed by John L. Denny.
While this advance of 12 per cent,
simply re-establishes the wage scale of
the close of the last fire, it is regard
ed by the wage committee as one of
the greatest settlements ever made, in
asmuch as the rate it re-establishes
was giunted voluntarily late last fire
by the American and Federation Win
dow Glass company as a ware meas
ure, directed against the opposition
workmen of the Independent Glass
New York-Chicago Highway. "
Chicago, Sept. 29. William L Dick
inson and L. C. Boardman, officials
of the New York and Chicago Road
association, ai rived here Saturday In a
steam propelled automobile, in which
they started from New York twenty-
two days ago. The trip was made for
the purpose of investigating the prac
ticability of constructing a Macadam
highway between the two cities.

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