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THE CAIRO BULLETIN, i) OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF ! OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF ' ALEXANDER COUNTY THE. CITY OF CAIRO ESTABLISHED IN 1868. VOLUME XLI. No. 17. CAIRO, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY MORNING. JANUARY 7, 1909. MINISTER'S DISMEMBERED CORPSE IS FOUND PARTLY BURNED IN CHURCH STOVE 1 ELLS Wit SHE SHURTLEFF IS FLEEI HASTENS AMERICAN RELIEF SHIP TO FLY EMBLEM OF RED CROSS ON TRIP TO QUAKE REGION f CUT. MADE SPEAKER TOWARD NAPLES 1U Dirk Knife and Hatchet Blade Found on Scene of the Tragedy ROBBERY ' WjS NOT MOTIVE AS COINS WERE FOUND ON THE BODY. MURDERER IS UNKNOWN Church Furniture Spattered With Blood, Showing Hard Struggle Was Made by Clergyman Tragedy in Michigan. Detroit, Mich., Jan. 0. Tho dismem bered body of J. II. Carmichael, :t Methodist minister, was found toduy partly consumed by fire In a heating stove of one of liis three churches near Columbus, in tho southwestern lart of St. Clair county. Identification of the dead clergy man was made by Orvillo Lindsay, who was sent to the church by Mrd. Carmichael, who had heard that some one had been murdered there. Clues of the murderer and his motive were difficult to obtain. There was a ru mor that, a strange man hud left the train at Hickey late yesterday after noon and had been directed to the Columbus church, and there were other rumors indicating that two men were implicated in the crime. Robbery not the Motive. The fact that several coins were found in the clothing of the dead man and in the stove precluded the theory of robbery, and at the time of his death it was not known that the mur dered minister had any enemies in the world. Carmichael had been in Michigan ten years, and of two years was pas ...torat ttm three churches at Cnl'mbii,, Adair and China. "With his w-fe and three children, he resided at. Adair. Leaving home yesterday morning he told Mrs. Carmichael he was going to Columbus to arrange for a series of revival meetings there. When last seen he waved his hand affectionately to a group of children as he drove out of the village of Adair, nnd from, that moment nil trace of him is lost. Myron Drown, who lives near th" scene of the tragedy was first to dis cover tho crime today. He sought shelter in the church doorway from the cold wind. He was surprised to find the doors unlocked, and upon en tering was terrified to see the church floor, pews and even the communion table daubed with blood and frag ments of bloody clothing scatterel all around. Fought for his Life. Evidently the clergyman, who was of athletic build, had made a terrifli: struggle for his life. Brown returned to his home where he had a key to the church. He returned, locked the doors and from the village of Hickey notified the sheriff's office at Poit Huron. The authorities on thlr arrival at the church found paits of the dismem bered body In the two stoves located respectively at the. front and rear, and discovered In one of the stoves tho head of which was apparently a new hatchet, the handle of which ha I been burned off. Dirk Found in Church. A dirk was also found In the church and it Is believed the dirk served fo tho murder, while the hatchet was used to cut. the body to pieces. The minister's horse was found to day tied to a tree In tho village of Tine Itiver, the dead preacher's over coat being discovered In the buggy. Tine River is a village near Thorn ton on tho main line of the Grand Trunk, fully twenty miles from th. scene of the muredr. IDE PRESIDENT'S TRIP io m AND. SO-CALLED "ANANIAS CLUB" COMMENTED ON IN HOUSE v ' - YESTERDAY. SOBBING VIOLENTLY MRS. BEIS EL RELATES STORY OF FATAL STRUGGLE. Feared He Would Kill Her Sister Does Not Know How Many Shots Were Fired Sister's Life Was Wretchci. Media, fa., Jan. C The story cf the tragedy us related by Mrs. Cath erine Iiotiscl was the feature of the proceedings today In the trial of Mrs. Catherine Beisol and Mrs. Florence Erb, ciiarged with the murder of the 61 DEMOCRATS AND 25 REPUBLI CANS VOTE FOR MAN OPPOS ED BY DENEEN. BECAME QUiTLiJRAMATiG CAVE OUT STATEMENT PLANS WERE CHANCED In Which he Defines Relations of Gov ernor to Legislature Hopkins' 'v Chances for Senatorship Affected. MANN STARTED THE FUN With Introduction of Bill Regarding Retirement of Army Officers With Increased Rank-Other Washinnton News. Springfield, III.. Jan. C Edward O. Shurtluff,' of Marengo, is the speaker of the Illinois General Assembly, elected by the vctes of 24 Republicans and CI democrats," after the samo number of republicans voting with CO democrats hail made ' him toinuorarv Matter's husband, Capt. J. Clayton Erb, ! ,eaker ow E(,warl D. Ring, of on Oct. C. Galesburg, the candidate favored by j Mrs. Beisel, who confessed that Governor Donecn and the nominee of ;she shot Erb, resumed the story of the the republican caucus, crime when court opened, and for sev-1 It is said by politicians that the ef- eral hours she passed through a most feet of this resntof the speakership trying ordeal. contest wil be far reading, and tmiy Sobbing violently, the witness endanger Albert J. Hopkins' chances WiLL OFFER SERVICES TO OFFI CIALS OF THAT fORT ON ARRIVAL THERE. Five Battleships Will Steam at Knots an Hour Unt I Destina tion. Is Reached, Which Will Probably Be Saturday. 14 States nespec passed The Washington, .'an. C The postal savings bonk bill was before the sea' aU today ' and manw amendments were prop' i-'d to it, some requiring a deposit of postal savings funds i:i state as well as national banks. It Is expected that voting on the amend ments and further discussion of the mmsurc will be resumed tomorrow. The senate also received two mes sages from the president, one reeotu-nn'i.din- additional interstate com merce legislation and the other relat ing to absorptlrn by the United Steel corporation of the Ten Coal and Iror? company, and several bills on the calendar. In th! House, only incident worthy of note in the proceedings of the home tcday and which caused a good deal of auiut&nieut ' a brief discussion cf the forthcoming African hunting trip cf President Roosevelt. Incidentally there was reference to the famous so called Ananias club. The whole de bate hinged on a newspaper story sti'ting that Major Edgar O Mearns, (f the army, was to accompany the incident, and that in order to do so he had be-en put on the retired lift, with Increased rank. The matter was brought up by Mann, of Illinois, In connection with consideration of the bill authorizing the Issuance of ccnimisslons to officers who retire with increased rank. The remainder of the day was devoted to considera lion of mlscellaneoi's bills and reso lutiens. Senator Clarke, of Wyoming, chair ni.'.n of the committee on Judiciary today introduced an amendment to the legislative, executive and judlc'at appropriation bill providing for in creased salaries for the judges of the federal courts. The salary of the chief Justice of the supreme court of the I'nited States Is fixed in the an.riedment at fIS.n'iO, of the asso elate justices tlT.odo, judges of th circuit courts flo.noo, judges of the district courts $!Mio. stood upright In tho witness box and in a voice rhoked with emotion ex claimed: "I shot him. I pulled the trigger. I don't, know how many times then all was dark." Describing the struggle with Cap!. Erb when, it is alleged, he chased Mrs. Erb, revolver In hand, on the fateful night, Mrs. Beisel said: "He came toward me, and as he came I sprang at him. I don't know exactly how it happened. !We tusse;- of re-election to the United States Senate. Statement by Shurtleff. After a conference yesterday with some of his supporters Speaker Shurt leff gave out the following statement: In order that our position in this controversy may be clearly under stood, we, the undersigned Republican memebrs elect of the House of Repre sentatives, wish to state first of all, that we are not moved by any "desire to do anything to embarrass the ud- Pcrt Said, Jan, G. The Itinerary of .the American battleship fie t un der Rear Admiral Sperry has be n changed in consequence t.f the Italian earthquake. The new. program Is as folk ws: ; The battleships Connecticut, as the flagship of the fleet, the Vermont and iMiuitscta will , leave here at mld irfght tonight direct for Naples. Steaming at the rate of fourteen knots an hour, the Connecticut will arrive next Saturday. The other two vessels will follow, making the host speed they can. Upon arriving at Naples, Admiral Sperry will confer with tho city offi cials' -and offer the services of the vessels at his command. The three vessels possibly may visit Ville Tranche later. The Get rgla, the Nebraska, the New Jersey and the Rhode Island will proceed for Marseilles as soon as they have coaled. Will Go to AAlgiers. The Louisiana and the Virginia, alter coaling, will leave here fr Beirut Syria, where they will remain about one week. They will then Join WILL EMPLOY 12,000 American Locomotive Co. Will Estab lish New Plant on Site Purchased at Gary, Ind. New York, Jan. f Officials of th" American Locomot1ve Company an nounced today that the company had purchased ?,n acres at Gary, Ind.. an I that plans wre being drawn for new plant. which, when completed, will employ 12.'o to is.nort wnrknivr. Gary is the location of the new plant cf the United States Steel Corpori tion. and Is 24 mil" from Chicago. RELIGIOUS RIOTS IN INDIA. FEARS FOR tUBA. Washington. Jam C. Claiming that inarchy would exist in Cuba In the 'vent the United States withdraws r.ll its troops, Representative Lassit- tcf, of Virginia, today introduced a lesolttlon calling on the secretary of war to furnish the house with such info.' mat ion as he may onsess that justifies the United States in assum ing that Hie recently elected Cuban officials are capable of maintaining ,i tdable government, t-nssittcr re cently visited Cuba. He claims the business interests there desire the protection of the United States. FOR SELECTING SUCCESSOR Washington, Jan. f. To provide noans for sob ting a successor to a president-elect 'n 'he event of hi iei-th in the interval between election day and the Inauguration, R"pren'n tative Burke today introduced a con stitiHm.Hl amendment to five con gress the jmwer to determine how a oicrtssor in that event should he ehof-'On. Bayern Has Medical Supplies Enough to Estab lish Three Camp Hospitals Ashore SENT MESSAGE TO SENATE ON STEEL TRUST'S ABSORPTION OF TENNESSEE CONCERN. INQUIRY TO BOVAPARTE By That Body Will Not Be Replied Says President, Because "Sen ate Has No Right to So Di rect Executive Branch." GENEROSITY OF UNITED 8TATE3 LEADING TOPIC OF DISCUS- SION IN ROME. 'U 60 TOWNS DESTROYED Acording to Latest Provisional tate ment 165,053 Persons Met Death Besdes Those Who Have Since Died In Hospitals. - All Right Boys. Make it Suit Our Billion Dollar Country. NEW TREATY WITH FRANCE. Washington. Jan. f. Wor-l ha reuthr.l the sMte department of the ..Ur.ing in Tarts of an extradition tr':ity b-twec-n Frair and te Unite! State. ed over the hall for the revolver pushed me against the door. Fear of Hell. "He had nie up against the wall b slde the bathroom door. I was braced against the door and tried to hold him off. I gave an awful push and broke loose. He caught tno again. I had the pistol and I find. I was afraid he', Mil my sister. " The wltnes xlntcd as with an Imag inary revolver as sh" rcjeat I th story and then dropped back In.o her neat. Everything grew darker aftcr iliat and I don't know what happened, shp said. Iniwrtant as throwing ligM on the Erb family troulde and shorn inc something of the attpude of Capt. Erb towards the accused w'.lnw there were refers! letters put in evidence. A mmig the a ltter from Mis Erb to Mrs. H-ii"- in whbti sh-wrote; Thi i the solution of all the" trmit'le in my lif with inv hns-ban l. Peforo I married him I told Mm v I j ministration of the office of the k" shall always be ready WILL REPORT FRIDAY. I'T secret of my w'il. so I tn i ha uasMncton. Jan. f. The sjM-ri.-i) j h" t'-sln me with until I am driven to en.mitt -.irij,!.-rinz the rcferen. e !mrl rfef.tr") !nr mis'tr If ft were o fotigre.-Jt and tt-e r ret r- r lr-e iijnei far the far of bet!, .bath wen' I the r-ti ient a annual reuace Ik toinded h" a relief. Tttett to the rrM Fiilay. R'pre 1 -I fo,r he will ki!l me hen he in drunken ftate." Calcutta, Jan. 6. The religious nets between Mohs-nmelaas and lilt dm have taken a more sTior? tura again, reiuirinr the active in ! tersentlon of British t--r today at T'taihnr. who fired tipn the I!n--!i ; Efb. . j .rtafve, Tawner. of Miineoa, Sriith. cf Iowa, Fit7gnld. cf New Trr. and Shcrtc-y. of Kentoey. re fm.rf to by tie ttresidrnt In t is -i li! menace. wi:i take opportvnl'y te r-;,!y t- tbe rrcsidpnt It 'r s'd the re?r.rt cf the rcniTl?-i tee ;!1 re,--orr,mf-nJ citHr the refua' I ! v to t e r that port!' Shoot'tt Arretted. Jim PfBd'fton another of the n err w tf.l for enraring trt thait shofttr.p a!Try at Pik Taylor t "totiVej tz-fik." a arrtd lat MTl-g f.r OTiceT G"l! J.hrrfm -! , i- ft il Two 0:-nr','fifi ca i.'r FMte.) !r. w Je jn Ufe ....ni, e to respond, cheerfully and promptly, to all his leccmmen.latioiis to iM'tter the condi tion of our M-)plc, to advance the In terests of ihe ttaie, and to strengthen the Republican patty. We are, however, unalterably op ixiserf tt the ptaitlee of allowing the governor to dominate the legislature. The constitution of Illinois plainly says: "The Miwcrg of the covirtitin tr of thin state are divided into thre" distitut department!, legislature, cx ectitie and judicial, and no wrtn ir p rsons frtitn one of there depart ment shall exerci-w any owtr prop er:y iK'iongitig to either of tn others." The selection of its own officer I?--tntirely a power whlcii pnprly b orn to the !.ce!-l-tiire. The gov-rn or. therefore ht no more rieht to :,i terti.t to control thtw than be ha to jtrv to dictate Ih.. .e, ivi,,r, f,f the f?l jl-reme court and none at all to tli jinfii. nee hi, jatronaK- of hi high "ffiee fr.r iri a iurioe. At ri'tii Im r- tf the I r'siattjrc are n- t obiiired to ntr to the gnverior fr wha' we !, tu! to our enaii'!itit r!"e tx-rtap's we are. The goTem rr i on the c'hr anl. in no ti' reironsibW- f'r the ar ts of the latiire. If they i n t stiit him all he has to do Is to to them. The ri!f.e. l.;n gj i n tritil i! hiM tcaote a rnwa to e;.- .r ni fm of eovernment. It i trj-. n.i'b power to (lit in the ha 4 r s-iv .t:ar.an' . ihe Mi, soutl and the Ohio Ht Smyrna The Missouri and the Ohio will g' from here to Atinns. arriving about Jan. 1. From Creece they will go to Salonika. Knropean Turkey Tcr key. utrivlng Jan. 13, and staying for two daM. Th-se two vessels will tl.in go to Smyrna, where th'"y an .in.' Jan. 22. mi ct the lyuiiMana (lore they will and t'te Virginia. Tie Wisconsin. K'Hrsarge, aft-r )( to Malta, tn.iir. fir four the I II ii' is and tc coaling, will m- where they will re or five days. They . n i'l tie n go to Algiers. j Tl.f Kentucy. after a isit "f two at Trlli. will go to Algiers and ji"ia the Wisr-onsin. the Illinois and the Kearsarge I Rendezvous at Negro Bay. VI the warships will retnlcr.v otts 't egro Ilay. Merocco. F-b. 1. They jwi'l n-assemble fV'v 3 a' t!ibrtar and t-ail for home on shedue It'i-ii They ate .hie at H.irnpten ifN.a.K l-Vli e receptimis to ti e officers f th1 I w I'l be gien h tc (Ctc'Ql'4 ca ecB l r J WILL RECOVER $325X00. t'HcEo, J.tn r.. Hy a .te. r- cr -e b Ju lee Koh'satt tr.tav te itcv tedders o fthe Western I.if l.cbtnnlty comjany wi:i re-ver f";if.. which ttvy at Weed n (fit itiVnUy takrn from the ccm-l-an.'s treasnry three vears am. 0--rze M. Moalttn. pr.ideit t the rrn ian?. Is to pay into the treftwr) 1'oet-o.t nl Wm. H. t;rav. (ortut t n ril manager is to pay 1125 Washington, Jan. (!. President Kccfievelt today informed the senate in no uncertain terms that he had given liis approval to the absorption of the Tennessee Coal and Irou com pany by the United Stales Steel cor poration, and that he had Instructed Attorney General Honaparte net to renpond to the senat's inquiry as to tho reascn for his failure to prosecute, the steel company. The president concludes h! mts suge with the statement that he dees not conceive it "to be within the authority of the senate to give direc tions of this character to the head of the executive department." The '-nessage to the senate Is in response to a resolution Introduced by Culberson calling on tht attorney general to state whether . he had brought action against the Steel com pail),' because of its actnilsilion of the Tennessee concern, and if not, the reason for his non-action. Whilo the resolution was not directed to the president, his attention was called to it by Attorney fionoral Honaparte, who after quoting he requirements of the resolution said: ' "Af you are aware, no juich pro cfcuinps have boen instituted." Cognizant and Responsible. Commenting upon the attorney geperal's letter, the president says: "As to the transaction In question. I was personally cognizant of and reKicnsible for Its every detail." Then, "for the information of the sen- ate, the presiiltiit transmit a copy of his letter to tlu? attorney general in which he says that Judge Gary and If. C. Flick In behalf of the steel cor pen.tlon had called upon him and stated that a certain Important busl-ins.-- firm would fall if help was not given; that this help could ho ghen by the purchase of the securities cf the Tennessee Coal company, which (he firm held; that the stol corpora tion had been urged to buy these ge rurties. which an a business transar-tit-n it did not cue to do. but that tit twithstaridlng little benefit would conic to the steel corporation it was willing In order to prevent a threat ened failure and panic that might fol low to purchase the stock were It no, for a probable .attacK tion them on the ground that it was trying to ueiiro a monopoly in the business Kill k an. I Gary stated, so the presi dent nays, that their sole tit.cre-t ; was to procnt a general Industrial! smash up af that t.me (November U't'T.) The president says that In view of tiiese f.ictH he felt It no pub I!" duty of his to interpose any ohjer tlor. No Legal Ground. Resuming his message t li pnsl bnt says: "After sending this let t. r I was aUlsed orally b the attor- 5i"' general t.iat in Ins opinion no sufficient ground existed for legal lircceclitiEs against the sl4-c cotota tion. and that the situation hsd twen in no way changed bv it. acquisition f the Tennessee ("oal and Iron corn cny. "I have gieu to the senate all in- foi mation In the jk ssession of the cMiutive department! which aiu-eats to lire o ! material or rcielatit to iie snlijei ( of the residrt ion. I f. 1 I'O'ind. hewew-r. to add Um( I have tiistruft'.l the attorney cniia! n t to r. sj t to that ttion cf the ten, lot ion which calls for a statc-K. fit of his reac,ns for m-n a t ion. 1 have U in- so hecai'se 1 .l-i not c. ni-'hv it to t.e with. ti the autiiori'y of the se-i ite to rive dimUots cf tlds ihaiao ter to tli ch ad f ti e e,utivc d" c rtniet t r to rf- man I from him rea si tis Ir r h; act on. The hea -s cf the executive departments are ub nt to the con.-t it u:i n. an! to the pa'-s aed by tnn-. j in piirsuan- 'f the o"t;tt:tinn. r-l to the dlroe Itier s i f the president cf the Unin d iSIMci. I i f no ether direction what ,HCi " American Ambasador Grscom wr)f r'rcived n audience today by Ko; Victor ICniannel and notified his nia fsty and Mtn'ovor rf Foutgn Atfd -.s Tin 5il, v' ) vi, i.r t lhal C"!i steamer Bayern woulu fly the R-rl Cros Emblem. Roth the King and Tit ton! remarked ths' !t was an adrntr able oxatr.iile to tho world of the in ternational fraternity for tho Geneva (la-r lo fly over the ship carrying aid from one country to another in thope riod of distress. Ambassador Griscom will leave horn tomorow for Messina to meet tht American squadron, which is expect ed to arive theree Saturday. Th steamer Bayern, the American relL.f ship, flying the Red Cros emblem, wll sail for Messina tonic-row". This steamer, with its great cargo of smv plies, will be able try take euro thousands of sufferers. There p'-.t three surgeons aboard and fif-y nurses. Will Distribute Money. Fifty-eight thousand (hilars ha been spent for the medical outfit, pro-, visions and clothes for dlstrllmlioii ashore. "There are tuc'lical aitpfiletf(siift clout for the establishment of thiee complete camp hospitals nshor-. Thcst) in charge of the expedition have $20,0(10 In small bills fr carefr! djstribut.n. Word was received here from Naple tays that "Hollgans" during the night ran thrugh v.uinr quarters of theri:y crying "earthquake, earthquake. Thousands of peple rushed out ofthoif homes, thus giving the thieves un op portunity to work. American Generosity Leading TodiV. The generosity of the American people In coming to the aid of th' earthquake sufferers Is the predom' i.atlug feature now attracting hikmi- t on here. The fellr.i of gratefulness! extends from the hln? down to th' most lowly subject. In acepting ii behalf of the Itajan nation the sh'it which the American people throug1! the Red Cross fitted tip to mitigate tin distress of sufferers In the south, tlu king sal. I to Ambasador Griscom: "Our people wll be delighted 11 hear of this mark of International ho manitariarism, and will follow- wit'i Keenest interest the work of men j which will be pcrfot uu-d by the Ilay orn." The king further Informed th Amciican Ambasador that he hai Just read with the greatest appreci.v Hon the telegram notifying the gov ernment of the approprlatnn cf IS", WO in behalf of the victims. I'remlcr Gloliiti in speaking fifth's generosity said: "What th United Slates has done on this occasion U niHgniticent and shall not be forsotiea The United States stands first, cu - ;lstat;cing ail others n sympathy a-i I generosity. Our gratitude Is so trci.l that we r!iiol find words in which t exprss It. Besides the appreciation on our part is heightened by th fact 'hit ho many of our compatriots hsv found hospitality In Amcri a. hi with us It is traditional to con-id the Americans, who visit l:ily is such great numbers jis o'.r lx s frteti ls. since we love 'b and their r-e lx-ause of organization acd i's n :n cipb ." For ign Minister TitMio i si !: "Never lx fore mi a ".v a-;on occurred such a b-mcnstraib'") 1 sytiipa-h) as that if nerica It ! ir lO'ii iii iis iiS r.,1 s--:w ri. clud- a!l clashes the h'lnd'l'-st cjrir." th'-re rh !' ly bin ! legethrr cr r n b" firs, r." CoilTit Tsverrta. Pa'iatt R' 1 Cross .: .). rli.a i"'i'''i fr" tinpr'-c-'-denT1 I. as w i ecnditloti ' N"'!)i"K ron" . two eonntriif !h-:r frbnlshj , OOO. Mn r-.rm m wm lu fair I ' ' i United Bullettn on their hrekft Ub'e ew I rj aocnBlnf la Use r. pn ! -t of th 1 i.-ctared that ! tn A "j.-rh a if -rv a'so the l vt t'nr of oortiort of the funds rec-iej fn m the United Stare. It S h;slf H th relief sH-i chartered by te Rorr Atiei;rin eomi'te. "Cf ra'r!y. suit the coot tV disaster has N-en tafl, bit ;t b trcucht forth a mtiife-'k'n of In tertatlonal Breherbxd which hr remarkable cn itc r" cr tr Ft.-. tC-tttinae ca Eecoti r-)