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ROCK ISLAND, ILL., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1004. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
MAY ACT ON
Give That Impres
sion. RECEIVED 300 GUNS
JaDS HoDe to Capture Port
Arthur Before Mikado's
St. Petersburg, Oct. S. There la
Kood warrant for the belief that Kuro-
natkin is strengthening his left flank
to meet I he Japanese turning move
nit-tit. Over three hundred guns have
arrivt-d at the front and activity of
the Russian skirmishers below the
Hun river creates the impression that
Kuropatkin may contemplate assurn
lug the offensive.
c;rltenlerK Srruoil Army.
St. Petersburg. Oct. S. Gen. Grip-
i,-nlitr.', who will command the sec
oiid Mancliurian army, left last evening
f ir Vilna. He refuses to talk. His
secretary said I lie second army would
certainly concentrate in Manchuria in
KiiHMiiiuM Wenr 'b Inner C'lwthPM.
Tokio. Oct. S. An official reiort on
the skirmishes south of Mukden states
t!u.t the Russian infantry wore Chi
nese clothes. The Russians were re
pulsed. Iiu)irliil Coiinl to the I "runt.
Ht. Petersburg. Oct. X. The first
troops of the imperial guard left St.
Petersburg last night for the front.
They consisted of ttie second division
of Finland guards, of which the infant
czarevitch is honorary colonel.
t loar In On I-'ort rrxx.
London. Oct. .v The Tien Tsin cor
respondent of the Daily Mail Fays that
n dispatch from Nagasaki states that
a Japanese officer from Port Arthur
maintains that the Japanese gradually
are closing in on the fortress. They
are most anxious to capture the plac?
on the mikado's birthday, Nov. 3.
Russian prisoners, according to the
dispatch, say that a number of dead
lie uuburied within the fortress. The
hospitals are so full that the wounded
are heing sent to the ships in the har
bor. The garrison is now stated to
number only lo.uou effective troops.
AiIiiiHh Story Mny He True.
St. Petersburg. Oct. 8. The admiral
ty is without news of the reported sea
light oft Port Arthur, as well as of the
Tokio report of the wrecking and dam
aging of Russian warships at Port Ar
thur by the Japanese land batteries.
HiiikI i remote Uracil'.
Tokio. Oct. S. According to a pri
vate letter received from a Japanese
officer now with the besieging forces
jit Port Arthur, the Russians are ef
fectively using hand grenades filled
with high explosives. The execution
of the grenades when accurate thrown
i.; dendly. Their use probably accounts
for the closeness of the lighting.
Itrnfrlhr Horror of l.liloyniiK-
Mail letters describing incidents at
the bailie of Liaoyang are beginning
to reach the iiewspapers here. An
e witness who was present in the
town during the fearful bombardment
of Auk. and Aug. ::i compares the
scene to a seething caldron, veterans
of the Turkish war declaring that noth
ing approaching the intensity of the
shell fire had been experienced at Plev
na. The hollow in which Liaoyang is
situated is described as being an aw
ful mass of death and destruction.
Some of the Japanese guns posted in
the Chinese corn paid particular atten
tion to a Russian captive balloon, fil
ing; shrapnel in the hope of puncturing
it.. The soldiers attached to the rope
of the balloon were compelled several
times to hurriedly drag it away, but
the balloon was never even touched.
Maj. (Jen. Kashtalisky. who was on
a hill near Sytchun. told a correspond
m that the Japanese gunners tried
vainly for a whole day to loca'e a Rus
sian battery posted in the corn near
MATTHEW W. RANS0N DEAD
Former Senator and Minister to Mex
ico Expires in North Carolina.
Carishurg. N. C. Oct. S. Matthew
W. Jtansorn. formerly United States
senator and American minister to
Mexico, died suddenly at his home in
Northampton county at 1 o'clock this
morning, aged 7v
BLOW UP A BANK
AND SECURE $20,000
Fowler, Ind.. Oct. 8. The bank at
Freeland was destroyed by dynamite
early today. Robbers blew open the
safe and secured $-e,0oo.
BANK INVESTIGATION UNCOVERS
YEARS OF STRANGE DOUBLE DEALING
Peculiar Htory el Iulrigueti Leading
Up to Wrecklojf oftirtn
THROUGH THIRD OF CENTURY
Misdoings of Old Man Have Sequel in
Suicide of Son and Grand
son. Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. S. Details
of the manner in which the First Na
tional bank of Grinnell was robbed u
$2uo.0u0 by II. C. Spencer and son
cashier and bookkeeper, respectively.
are just coming to light.
It is an astonishing record of credul
ity on one hand and of duplicity on the
in tier, now iainer aim sou munaeu
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to hold the highest degree or eonn-
dence and resoeet of the public year
after vear, while they accumulated pa
per to ttie extent or szoti.ou. is si rang
er than fiction. On July 27 the couple,
who were inseparable companions
were seen to spring from an electric
launch in a small artificial lake at
Grinnell and sink to death in each
other's arni. Death was believed at
the time to be accidental, but the as
tonishing discovery of the enormous
defalcation placed the matter in a dif
ferent light and indicated suicide.
lutrlicii.-B With Women.
After a month of investigation it has
been established that intrigues with
women, beginning years ago with
the grandfather, Charles M. Spencer,
father of the senior of the two suicides,
was responsible for the diverting of
funds for improper channels and the
forging of notes to cover the shortage.
In 1872 Grandfather Spencer was in
volved with Mrs. Mowbray, for which
he had to pay dearly to the woman s
husband. In the latter '80s there was
mother affair with a Denver woman,
which was no less expensive.
Grain and real estate speculations
were likewise responsible ior neavy
losses, which were covered by means
leeulit led In I. !!.
Wild speculations in Beatrice, Neb..
town lots plunged him into the mire.
He was killed at Denver ten years ago.
which time he was probably fsniiHi
short in ids accounts. His son and
randsou undertook to cover up the
hortage by manipulating the books
and succeeded until last July.
The burden of debt grew constantly.
however, anil it is manifest they de
termined iiiKjn joint suicide to escape
the inevitable exposure that must come
sooner or later.
& Co. Says Crop Reports and
Industrial Outlook are
New York. Oct. 8. R. D. Dun's
weekly review of trade says:
With the crops almost beyond dan
ger, prices or securities at tne nignest
point since May, P.m;f and idle ma
chinery resuming at many factories
itnl mills that have been closed for
months, the business outlook grows
steadily brighter. Ry far the best fea
ture of the situation is the confidence
manifested by an increased disposition
to provide for future requirements.
Mercantile collections are also more
prompt, and railway earnings for the
month of September were .!.S per cent
larger than in the same month last
vear. while foreign commerce at this
port for the last week shows increases
of $l.u5l.2iS in imports and 5410., 4s
in exports as compared with a year
ago. Dispatches from tne leaning cit
ies are almost unanimous in telling
of improved conditions.
Failures this week in the United
States are 222. against 22.J last week.
tne preceding ween, aim tne
corresponding week last year. Fail
ures in Canada number 2.". against 18
last week. 3u in the preceding week.
and 17 last year.
ON STATE ISSUES
B. Stringer, Democratic Candidate
For Governor, Asks Questions.
Ottawa. 111.. Oct. 8. L. B. Stringer.
democratic candidate for governor.
spoke here last evening on state is
sues. He declared for a civil service
merit bill as applied to the state in
stitutions: also for a unif.irm account
ing hill for all public institutions. He
propounded a number of questions to
Candidate Deneen. holding that the re
publican candidate had entered into
an agreement with Gov. Yates to fur
ther the iatter's candidacy for the
United States senate.
Payne Remains at Milwaukee.
Milwaukee. Oct. S. The special
train bearing the remains of Postmas
ter General Payne arrived this after-; Toted against it in caucus having sar
noon. The body will lie in state at rendered their opinions to their party
tne city hall from tais evening until
SUPPOSED INVALID IS
FOUND TO BE SOUND
Woman Who Sued for $50,000 Dam
ages is Arrested for
iork, Oct. 8. Isna Hanson, a
woman who two years ago se-
cured a verdict for $5u,ouo for alleged
personal injuries in a suit against the
Chicago City railway company, was
arrested here yesterday on a charge
of perjury in connection with that suit.
The arrest was made on comnlaint
of a Chicago detective, who said he
had traced the young woman to this
city and who appeared against her
when she was arraigned in court. Af
ter the hearing she was remanded to
the Toombs to await extradition pa
pers. When Miss Hanson brought her suit
against the Chicago City railway com
pany she alleged in her complaint that
she was rendered blind a-nd half para
lyzed as a result of the accident, and
the story of her being carried into
court on a stretcher was printed far
and wide at the time. Miss Hanson
won the suit, the jury allowing her
the full amount asked, and the money
was placed in trust to await the result
of an appeal by the company, which
is now pending.
After the trial she disappeared. The
detective said that he was instructed
to locate her and that he found her in
this city. She was living in luxurious
surroundings, he said in court, and
was neither blind nor paralytic. Her
arrest and arraignment followed.
LAUNCHING OF THE
Supports Are Weakened by Workmen
and Fighting Machine Leaves
Ways of its Own Accord.
Seattle, Wash.. Oct. 8. The big bat
tleship Nebraska, which was launched
here yesterday, broke from the ways
11 minutes ahead of the schedule time
but no one was hurt nor was there
any damage done.
The launching was a great success
the battleship sliding into the water
on an cvel keel. The workmen w ho
were assisting managed to weaken the
supports too quickly. Tne vessel was
Already moving along the ways when
Miss Mary Mickey, daughter of Gov
Mickey of Nebraska, hastily broke the
champagne on its side and christened
it "Nebraska." The Nebraska is the
first battleship corstructed on the Pa
cific coast north of San Francisco, and
all the leading army and state offi
cials in the western forts took part
in the pros ram.
POSITION ON CUBAN RECIPROCITY
JOHN SHAltl WII.MAMS DKMOCHATIC HOI SH I.KAIIKIt, TKI.l.S WHAT HIS IVAHTV
TO Ft Kill Kit Tit ADK A ti It KKM KM' WITH THK IM.A.M).
New York, Oct. 8. Hon. John Sharp
Williams, democratic leader of the
house of representatives, today issued
the following statement in response to
many inquiries regarding the position
of the democratic party in congress on
"I notice that the president of the
I'nited States insinuates in his letter
of acceptance thai the democracy is
insincere about reciprocity. I hear
that republicans on the stump in New
England, where people are dissatisfied
with the altitude of the republican par
ty on the reciprocity question, are re
peating this assertion as if it were the
gospel truth. He says that the Cu
ban reciprocity bill passed tiie only
one passed was opposed by the de
mocracy. IteeoritN I'rove It l'nle.
"The records of the last congress
prove absolutely that this assertion is
incorrect. I was put in the position by
my party colleagues of minority floor
leader. When the extra session of con
gress was called to pass the Cuban
reciprocity bill as its chief purpose,
and after I had been placed in that
position. I uttered at once the opinion
that reciprocity reducing taxation upon
the American consumer even though
hut n ierv little and unon a few arti
cles, and opening up foreign markets
to the American producer, constituted
a wise democratic policy. That while
'sham reciprocity' might be the hand
maiden of protection, real reciprocity
was the hand-maiden of a less obstruc
ted international trade.
"I betray no party secrets, because
they were known to the world and
were known to the president, when I
say that the first democratic caucus
called at that session was to meet this
question, and that every democrat in
that caucus except 15 land it was the
most fully attended caucus I ever saw )
endorsed that view. The congression
al record shows that when the Cuban
reciprocity uiii came to a vote ;t re
ceived every democratic vote in the
house but eight, seven of the nun who
coueagues. vvniie upon th- republican
, tide of the chamber 1J voles were cast
Twenty Victims of
Floods in the
Eighteen Miners Drown in a
Pensacola, Fia., Oct. S. Five mem
bers of the crew of the gunboat Ixen
were drowned today in the bay by the
capsizing of a sailboat.
Victim Id Sont hvet.
Las Vegas, N. M., Oct. 8. Word has
reached here from Chaperito of the
drowning in the recent flood of1 the
wife and three children of Francisco
ucero, formerly a member of the leg
islature from this county. UetMirts of
nine deaths come from the Red river
country. Seven are reported drowned
in the Rayado. and there are indefinite
reports from the Cimarron.
r'looil ill Mine llrownw Kljili t een.
Dessau. Germany. Oct. S. A sudden
inrush of water and mm in a coal mine
;U Gerlebock. district of Koethen. yes
terday imprisoned is miners, all of
whom, it is said, perished.
Two Women Iueluern teil.
Wilmington. Ohio, Oct. 8. Lavinia
and Martha Telfair, who live near
Bloomington, were burnt to death yes
terday. Their clothing caught fire
from a grate. Lavin'a Telfair died im
mediately and her sister a few hours
ILLINOIS FAIR ENDS
WITH A SMALL CROWD
Observance of Springfield Day Draws
a Small Crowd Total Receipts
Springfield, 111.. Oct. 8. The Illinois
state fair came to a close yesterday
with the observance of Springfield day.
The attendance was light, being con
fined to citizens of Springfield for the
most part. A rough estimate of the
receipts is that about $00,000 has been
taken in since the fair opened, which
probably will pay all expenses.
against it, notwithstanding the pow
er and the patronage of the republican
administration and the activity of the
Supported by Prr.
"The democratic newspapers all
over the country, except, perhaps,
three or four in Ixmisiana, one in New
York, and maybe a very few else
where, endorsed the policy of the dem
ocratic representatives in Washington.
The national democratic convention
assembled at St. Ijuis adopted the
following plank which speaks for it
self: "'We favor liberal trade arrange
ments with Canada, and with peoples
of other countries where they can be
entered inio with benefit to American
agriculture, manufactures, mining or
"The president in his assertion upon
this subject has been almost as reck
less as he has been about a great many
other things. Recklessness seems to
be a part of his character. In the 5th
congress it is true that the democrats
attempted to amend the Cuban recip
rocity bill by making it still more re
ciprocal. They offered an amendment
to include in the bill a surrender of
that part of the duty on refined sugar,
known as the 'differential,' the differ
ential being in their opinion a club
in the hands of the sugar trust with
which to maul both producer and con
sumer. That amendment was voted
down hv the republican party, and
with the approval of the republican
ltrelproelty knrietl There.
president as I n:ak4 bold to state.
"This is no? all tjiat the republican
party did in connection with that bill
for the benefit f.f special sugar inter
ests. Instead of making the bill the
beginning, the first step of a recip
rocity policy, it deliberately made it
the last, whether by actual bargains
or not. I cannot say because I do not
know, but it placed upon that bill by
way of amendment a proviso which
was not requested to be placed upon it
by the republic of Cuba and which
was solely in the interest of a class
the proviso that the duties on sugar
should not be reduced to other nations
by reciprocity arrangements. If this
was not a bargain with thoe republi
LA FOLLETTE REPUBLICANS SECURE
RECOGNITION FROM THE LEADERS
150 PERSONS INJURED
IN PANHANDLE WRECK
Fireman Killed When Engine Hits a
Passenger Train and Both
Steubenviile, O.. Oct. S. The Wheel
ing express, east bound, on the Pan
handle, was wrecked at McMurray's
curve yesterday, due to a collision
with a light engine running west on
the east bound track. Roth engines
were demolished. Nearly all of the
150 passengers in the coaches were
injured, although it is believed that
none will die. On the passenger en
gine John Rowe. the fireman, was
crushed to death between the boiler
and tank. Engineer Ritchie of this
city had his leg broken, and on the
light engine C. A. Sweeney, the engi
neer, and M. J. Sloan, the fireman, both
of Sheerdan. Pa., were badly injured.
GALESBURG TO HAVE A
STREET FAIR AFTER ALL
Council Grants Restricted Permit and
Court Refuses to Enjoin
Galesburg. 111., Oct. S. Judge Gray
yesterday passed on the second appli
cation for an injunction against the
use of the streets by the street fair
next week, and refused the injunction.
A week ago Judge Gray granted an
injunction against the street fair us
ing the streets under an unrestricted
grant by the council. The council im
mediately afterward gave another per
mit, with the provision that the Street
Fair association should not obstruct
the streets, but at tiie same time al
lowing the construct ion of booths and
stands, under police supervision, and
with the consent of the properly own
ers. WORK OF PEACE CONGRESS
Boston Meeting Results in Adoption
of Set of Resolutions.
Boston. Oct. S. The peace confer
ence at the closing session adopted
resolutions favoring an investigation
of the present government of the Con
go Free Stale, declaring that if i he
economic causes of war were remared
then war would not exist, and that
the fundamental feature of the eauses
was class and commercial antagonism
Eureka Wins College Debate.
Galesburg. 111.. Oct. 8. The Illinois
intercollegiate contest in Central
church last night was won by C. I..
Lyon, of Eureka. The second prize
went to E. S. Edgerton. of Knox.
diii i list o;iti:ss
cans who were representing the sugar
interests, then it is at any rate some
thing which might very well have been
"The democrats, through their lead
er upon the floor, offered an amend
ment to strike out. this proviso. This
amendment was also voted down by
the republican party. The democrats
upon the floor then having sought to
make the reciprocity bill slill more
reciprocal, voted for it as it was, not
because it. was an ideal measure it
fell far short of what true statesman-!
ship would have enacted but. because
it was a step in the right direction,
and gave outward seeming of hope as
the beginning of a wiser policy. W.
said: 'All right. This is good .'is far
as it goes. Now go further. Let us,
have more reciprocity especially with
Canada.' All this and more is in the
Congressional Record. Mr. Roosevdt
cannot plead ignorance of it. Cam
paign necessity even cannot excuse
fact distortion. In the ."th congress,
substantially this same Cuban recip
rocity bill was presented for considera
tion. Kllleil In Sennte.
"The amendment to remove the su
gar differential was offered them. It
received the vote of the denioorais and
of a sufficient number of western re
publicans whose constituents were
interested in the beet sugar business
and whose competitor was the s'igar
trust armed with his club to secure
its adoption. It went from the house
to the senate. T.iere it died a passing.
It was a republican" senate. If. was
mainly for this reason that the demo
crats in the next house, the rMh, aid
in a caucus beforehand t.iat they
would vote for the bill even if they
could not succeed in amending if.
Having found out by a previous ex
periment that a re publican senate woubl
sacrifice even Cuban reciprocity, to
which we were pledged by internation
al agreement, rather than hart the
sugar trust, we concluded that we
would not join them in making That
"That we would, to use a slang phra.-e. j
'put it up to them' again, bu' that
they refused to take it, we would v.
for the passage of the bill."
Date Arranged With State hnirmau
for Falrhank to .Appear m c
MORE LITIGATION PROMISED
Governor Compelled to Carry Many on
His Ticket Who Are Fighting
national commit fet
La Foliette state
V The republican
has recognized t lie
of the La Foliette
from Harry C. New
a telegram today
of the executive
committee of the national commit tec
asking him to arrange for a meet in;
in Milwaukee Oct. 1.", at which Fair
banks will make an address.
SliilnnrlN Adopt ii Nniiie.
Milwaukee. Wis.. Oct. S. Officially
the stalwarts will be known as tin
national republicans hereafter. This
was decided upon at a meeting yes
terday afternoon, at which the resigna
tion of S. A. Cook as candidate for
governor was formally accepted anil
Kdward Scoliehl. of Oconto, was certi
lied to by the secretary of state to
succeed Mr. Cook.
1'lans lor a wniriwina campaign on
Gov. I. a Foliette were mapped out
Other developments during the day
were the announcement that Irving L.
Lenroot, of Superior, would be pushed
as a candidate for Senator J. V
Quai'le.;' place, that the governor's fol
lowers would demand a I. a Folletu
man for national committeeman to
succeed II. C. Payne, that the republi
can national committee would liave to
recognize Gov. La Foliette and his
ticket, and thai Secretary of State
Houser would not allow the words "na
tional republican'' to go ahead of the
l'nliie t'omlitioun Develop.
Incidentally the effect of the su
preme court's action shows many
unique conditions. For instance, Con
gressnie'n Habeock and Minor, who
have fought the governor, tooth and
nail, will now run under his ticket, as
will also many candidates for legisla
ture and count. v otbees. all claiming
their right to a place in the regular re
There is no way in which they can
be kept out, but the idea of Gov. La
Foliette1 being put in Ihe position of
having to help carry these candidates
in places where he is strong and they
unpopular, does not appeal to the ad
ministration men as being an inviting
Itemirtleil nx lufrliiucment.
The name, national republican, which
the stalwarts agreed upon for the state
ticket, is likely to be the subject of
litigation in the courts. The Im. Fol
lette men are said to regard it as tin
infringement of the name republican to
which they are entitled through the
action of the supreme court. The at
torneys who handled the other case
before the supreme court, it. is under
stood, have already started to look up
I lie law in this case.
GOOD TO TAGGART
Indorsement of Democratic National
Ticket by Labor Expected
to Decide Election.
New York, Oct. ,x. According to
Chairman Taggart the labor organiza
tions of Montana have endorsed the
Pari: r Davis ticket, which Taggart
says means the electoral vote of Mon
tana for the democratic ticket.
MACEDONIANS REBEL AGAIN
Revolutionists Reported to be Plun
dering and Burning.
P.erlin, Oct. S. The Tagablatt re
ports a new outbreak by the. Macedonia
revolutionists, plundering, murdering,
in all directions. The Turkish troops
are retaliating by slaughtering Inno
cent Christians and outraging women.
INSPECTS HIS FARM
Democratic Candidate Sees to
Plowing on Return Home.
i:oj) is. N. Y., Off. R. Judge Parker
reached home from New York late
yesterday afternoon and at once drove
over his farm and inspected tiie prog
ress made in the fall plowing. He
then worked on his correspondence un
Thirty Days fcr Carrie.
Wichita. Kans., Oct. S. Carrie Na
tion was found guilty of destruction of
property, fined $1T' and sentenced to
"0 days in jail. Myra McIIenry, Mrs.
Lucy Wiiholt and Lydia Muntz also
were fined. All appealed and gave
Morning Star Winner.
Lexington, Ky.. Oct. S. Morning
Star won the Wilson stakes, pacing.
IN m LEAD
Auto Race for the
BUT ONE IS KILLED
Times Around a 30-Mile
Course on Long
York, Oct. S. A French auto
driven by Chauffeur Heath,
" automobile race for the Van-
derbilt cup. today by 1 minute and 36
The start was made at C o'clock
this morning from West bury, L. I.,
over a course measuring :M.2I miles,
ten times around. There were 17 con
tentious, including representatives
fiom Germany, France ami America.
Miuiy Met With AeeitlentM.
Many starters failed to finish owing
to accidents to the machines. One
person, a German machinist, was kill
ed, receiving fatal injuries from the
overturning of an automobile.
Hut seven machines finished, tho
others dropping out owing to punc
turing tires, breaking machinery, ec.
Clement, who came in second, pro
tested the decision, declaring Heath
the winner. The decision was with
drawn and the protest will be heard
and the winner declared at a meeting
of the association later in the day.
Ilrlllxl-N mi Injiiuetloil.
New York, Oct. S. Judge Wilmot
M. Smith in the supreme court i
Brooklyn yesterday denied the motion
for an injunction against the Automo
bile Association of America, the object
of which was to prevent tho ::uo mile'
automobile race over Long Island
roads today for the W. K. Vanderbilt
Jr. cup. The question argued befor.
Judge Smith was whether or not an
injunction should issue resl raining
the Automobile association from con
ducting the race on certain thorough
fares in Nassau and Kings counties.
I'ulille ll:irrel l-'rom Koml.
The petitioner was George M. Hen-
nett of Hempstead, L. I. secretary of
the People's Proteciive association of
Nassau county, whose counsel argued
that the race was planned lo take
place on highways from which tho
general public was lo lie debarred
from early on the morning of Sattirday
until the middle of the afternoon of
that day, solely for the gratification,
he said, of those who wanted to learn
how fast an automobile could be rid
den and driven. Atlornevs for tho
iiiiomobile association and for tho
board of supervisors of Nassau coun
ty contended that nothing unlawful
was being done, that the authorities
were within their rights iti granting
permission to run the race.
M.E.INGALLS GOES ON STUMP
President of Big Four Railroad Talks
For Parker and Davis.
Indianapolis. Oct. S. M. I-'. Ingalls.
president of the I'.ig Four railroad,
was the principal speaker at the demo-
rat ic meeting last night. The speak
ers was escorted to ttie hall iy a pro
cession of railroad men and democrat
ic marching clubs. He will delfver
number of addresses in Indiana for
the democratic ticket this fall.
FLAG STOPS MEXICAN POLICE
Stars and Stripes Protect Fugitive
San Diego, Cab, Oct. S. Pursued by
the Mexican authorities, after being
released from the Knsenada jail cm
ol. Capt. Frank Manha of the schoon
er -May tok refuge on tne JJntsn steam
er St. Denis, of which the captain
locked him in and nailed the American
flag on the door. The attempt to re
take him was abandoned. Manha was
arrested at Knsenada Sept. , on the
charge of stealing guano from Mexi
can territory. His wife secured his
rel'-ase on bail. Then the Jail au
thorities demanded money of Manha
for alleged services during his incar
ceration. He refused to pay and fled
on the steamer.
THRONGS AT FAIR .
FOR CHICAGO DAY
St. lyjtiis, Oct. s. Chicago day was
observed at the world's fair today by
immense throngs, residents of that
city being reinforced by thousands of
St. Iouisians. Klaborate preparations
were made to entertain the visitors.