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QUAY IS CHAIRMAN.
The Threatened Split in The Republican
Party In Pennsylvania Averted The
Senator Introduces Radical Reform Re
olutlone Harmony Rcstord.
HARRisnuuo, Pa., Aug. 29. After a
day of intense excitement among the
Bepublioans from all parts of the state,
aaatmbled liere in hosts for the Ktato
OOnrentlon to-day, and many sensa
tional moves on each side, including
th fortification of the opera house by
Chairman Gilkeson, and threats of an
open split and a separate convention
by the Quay supporters, leaders of
both factions, Thomas V. Cooper,
Lieutenant Governor Walter Lyon and
Judge Miller of Mercer county,
representing Senator Quay and Dis
trict Attorney Graham of Philadelphia
nd ex-Congressman Yard ley, the
DKNAT0H MATTHEW & QUAV.
opposition held a midnight conference
and after three hours' discussion in
strict secrecy announced that they had
reached an agreement. It provided
that only one convention should be
held, that trie six superior court
judges should be renominated and that
the convention roll should be made up
with each of the six contestants and
cootestees allowed half a vote. It was
rfs1 also agreed to admit none but dele
gates and newspaper men to the con
The currency plank of the national
Eepublican convention of 1OT2 was re
affirmed, after which Senator Quay of
fered the following, which was re
ferred to the resolutions committee:
Resolved, That we decry the grow
ing use of money in politics and the
corporate control of legislatures, mu
nicipal and county, political primaries
and elections, and favor the enactment
by the legislature and the enforcement
of laws to correct such abuses. We
earnestly insist upon a form of civil
service which will prevent the enslave
ment of public officers and employes
and the compelling of those appointed
to preserve tne peace to confine them
selves to their duties, which will in
sure absolute freedom and fairness in
bestowing state and county and
municipal contracts and will pun
ish auy form of favoritism in granting
them, which will forbid tne grunt
of exclusive franchies to dealers in,
publio necessities, comforts, con
veniences and sanitary requirement
in irwiim the rccoirnltlon of
HUM ' . -
5biiity and. fidelity in jjie a Fort NrthTre.i
yi.A lsnanimr service tO IIH COon!" . . , ... . .
W Umn nir service to tlH
ever foremost when aoedmparjA
ability and fitness.;, Ws de tlia(.
the public office; stiou!dJ. '&T tne pvb
lie benefit nr.3 ('stm Ju suboH.uato
positions 'Sf,jA o during jjood be-.v7-
No public emr'ye or officer
y Ehonld be permitted 'j influence pri-
Varies at election, nor upon any pre
- , teus to be ass,sed upon his salary,
. i . and all unnecessary positions and sal
' j.,' arlesebo'uld be abolished and expend
" , It tires and taxation reduced; there
should be a uniform basis of valuation
of property for public purposes. Cor
V'N Pl'Bt,'ons enjoying public privileges
iihould pay for them, and schools
should be divorced from politics and
kept absolutely free from political in
fluence and control.
While this was going on a confer
ence of the leaders was held in the
convention at which it was decided
that Quay should move the unanimous
nomination of the governor's ap
pointees for judges of the superior
court and Gilkeson move the nomina
tion of Quay as state chairman.
After all preliminaries had been dis
posed of, oa motion of 11. V. Gilkeson
the election of Senator Quay as chair
man of the state committee was made
unanimous. Mr. Gilkeson in a speech
announced that he withdrew in the in
terest of party harmony. ' This was
greeted with tremendous applause.
ihecommittec on permanent organ-
izatioirviiet at once in the loony ana
went thrraigh the form cf agreeing on
Governor Hastings for permanent
Nominations for state treasurer were
called for, and Benjamin J. Haywood
of Mercer county was unanimously
Senator Quay was then recognized,
lie said: "1 am satisfied, while I have
my prejudices in the tight, that it is
for the best interest of the Republican
party that the nominees of our gov
ernor for tho superior court be the
choice of this convention. The sen
ator's motion was unanimously agreed
Senator Quay t was then made the
unanimous clioice of the convention
for state chairman.
There were cries for a speech from
Ecnator Quay. The senator rose and
declining to take the platform, simply
said: "I will endeavor in the cam
paign now ensuing to make it a cam
paign of merit."
The convention then adjourned.
Welcome to Iltahop llogan.
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 29. Bishop
V James J. Hogan of the diocese of Kan
sas City, returned last night from a
year's absence in F.urope, and was ac
corded a reception such as no other
man in a like position ever received in
Kansas City. A multitude of the par-
Ishoners of the diocese met him at tne
Julon depot; 3,000 of them escorted
him through the city streets, while
numberless persons bade him welcome
as the procession moved to the cathe
dral. The entry was a triumphal one,
and every Catholic. In the city, large
and small, old and young, added his or
ber quota to the general greeting.
STORY OF DARK CRIMES.
Convict Allen Tell . of Ills Connection
Little Hock, Ark., Aug. 29. J. C,
Allen, alias Caldwell, the convict .terv
ing a ten years' sentence here f:r
horse stealing, has made a statement
to Warden Moore in regard to H. II.
Holmes and his operations. The war
den believes the man knows a great
deal more than he has told, but he had
the statement put in writing, read to
Allen and verified in every particular.
He first met Holmes under the name
of I'ratt in Tennessee in the fall of
1893. About three weeks afterward
Holmes, Pietzel, Minnie Williams and
Allen met in St .Joseph and Minnie's
Fort Worth property was deeded to
Allen in the name of A. K. Bond. The
deal was made with the understand
ing all around that it was to be swind
ling operation After making trips to
l.eanviiie ana Denver tne;,- went io
"Pietzel's conduct at Fort Worth
caused Holmes to send him to Kansas
City. While in Kansas City l'ietzel
wrote several threatening letters to
Holmes, in which he said that he
would turn up all the rascality unless
Holmes sent him money. PUsUel was
famished money three time's sent by
mo at Holmes' roquest. Holmes vis
ited l'ietzel at Kansas City to get him
to sign the necessary papers to secure
a loan of $10,000 on the Fort Worth
property. While l'ietzel was in Kan
sas City, Holmes and Pat Quintan, who
had joined us at Fort Worth a short
time before we left that piace, had
several talks about putting l'ietzel out
of the way, because Holmes had be
come afraid of him on account of
his drinking too much and knowing
too much. (It was known to us all
that l'ietzel carried a 810,000 life in
surance policy). At our last talk
upon this subject, three days before
leaving Fort Worth, it was understood
that Pietzel was to be killed. I was
selected to assist Holmes in doing the
job, but in what manner it was to be
done was not definitely settled, only
that Holmes remarked that he had
something that would make the job
easy, and a large trunk was purchased
in Fort Worth in which to place Piet
zels body after being killed. At this
point Holmes patted me on the back
and said: 'Mascot, it is $10,000 and a
trip to Long Brunch, and from there
to California and more buildings.
That night I advised Holmes to quit
the business, as he had enough money
not to resort to murder. He replied
that he had been at the business so
long that it had become perfectly
natural to him, and he would not quit
"The plan agreed upon to dispose of
Pietzel was that we were to meet him
in St. Louis and together go from
there to Chicago, where he was to be
'fixed.' It was between Fort Worth
and Denison that Holmes told me
that I must have my life insured for
$10,000 in favor of my little niece.
Remembering the large trunk bought
for Pietzel's body, 1 determined to
part company with Holmes, which 1
did at Denison, and I have never seen
him since, but received as
three letters from him.
"The last time ' I saw
iains was at our meetir in jt.
Holmes told her 1 1 SU must leave
,V. Unite J Staffer a period of three
or four ye v' jnija was agreed uoon
as the couutj- wnieh she should go.
1 went to th d , witn i,er while
P0lC bought her ticket and
, .v-KSrjf t'Ut where to I
three letters from Minnie Williams to
Hoimcs. They purported to be from
India, the place I have forgotten. If
Minnie William is dead she has been
put out of the way since this excite
ment was gotten up in regard to
"The building In Chicago known as
the 'Castle' was erected especially for
a 'death trap,' and during my associa
tion with Holmes 1 was in it often. and
in fact occupied a room there. A
stranger to the city during the world's
fair was decoyed into the castle ana
murdered for his money. He did not
havo as much money as Holmes
thought only $.1,700. A bright little
boy was enticed into the castle during
the fair and held in a room for live
days for a reward for his recovery.
No reward bein offered they
were afraid to turn him out and the
gas was turned into his room at
night and he was suffocated. I could
mention other such cases of crime com
mitted in the 'castle' and discussed in
my presence, but these arc sufficient
ex'cept one, and that was of Nannie
Williams. The cause of her killing, as
explained by Holmes, was that one of
the girls must be put out of the way
and that he could manage Minnie
easier than he could Nannie. Minnie
Williams was crazy in love with
Holmes and she was jealous of her sis
ter, as Holmes was paying her some
attention too. He took particular
pains to increase her jealousy to work
her up to the point of putting Nannie
out of tho way."
Allen concluded by saying that
every word in his statement was true
and that he did not make it to secure
a pardon; that he knew Governor
Clarke too well to believe that he
would issue a pardon unless the evi
dence would break Holmes' teck.
WRECKED BY A ROCK.
A Colorado Midland Train Damaged A
Hainan City Man Injured.
Biena Vista, Col., Aug. 29. A roll
ing rock struck a Colorado Midland
passenger train near Fisher, wrecking
the baggage and smoking ears. F.J.
O'Connor, a New York banker, was
killed, and J. W. Richie of Kansas
City, Mo., and Thomas Roestler of
i)ayton, Ohio, were injured, A trick
pony, valued at SI,. loo, belonging to
the Fay Circus company, was in the
baggage car and was killed.
Shot Dead In III Olflce.
Pittsiuko, Pa,, Aug. 29. James
Getty, sn ex-councilman and a wealthy
wholesale liquor dealer, was shot and
killed in his office this morning by
Alexander Hutchinson, formerly pro
prietor of the Merchants hotel in this
city. Getty was the owner of the Hotel
Willey, and the murder was the result
of a dispute over the leasing of the
hotel to Hutchinson.
The members of the New York Wine
and Beer poalers' Central association
voted 54 to 49, to ratify the resolutions
excise to closo all saloons on Suadr. j
LATEST' HOLMES FIND.
flio Remain of Howard Pietzel Found
Indianapolis, Ind.. Aug. 29. In
dianapolis will claim the right to try
H. H. Holmes for murder. This claim
will be based upon the horrible de
velopments of yesterday, which in
clude the findfhg of the charred
remains of 9-year-old Howard Pietzel
and evidence which before any jury in
the country would convict II. H.
Holmes of having murdered him and
then having partially burned his boty
in a stove.
Detectives Gever of Philadelphia,
Richards of Indianapolis and Inspector
Gary of the Fidelity Insurance com
pany have been at work for weeks
hunting for traces of the boy's body.
He was traced here with Holmes and
disappeared. The city was scoured
and work began in the suburbs hunt
ing for a house rented by Holmes on
October 10, 1 1 or 12 of last year.
Yesterday morning the detectives
went to Irvingtoc, a pretty suburb of
the city and the seat of Butler college,
and before they had been at work an
hour their attention was called by a
local real estate dealer to a small va
cant cottage situated in the woods at
ihe edge of the town and far removed
from any other dwelling, The party
went to the house, and a few minutes
later the officers found beneath the
side porch the missing trunk which
was taken from the side door of tho
Circle house in this city October 10 by
II. II. Holmes, and which was thought
to contain the body of the boy.
In a barn connected with the house
is a large stove of cylinderical shape
of the same pattern as Holmes bought
in Cincinnati. He rented the house
under the same alias. The stove had
been moved from the house to the
stable by the owner of the house after
Holmes left. It was at once concluded
that the body had been burned in the
stove, and search was began for the
Last evening Dr. J. F. Harnhill's at
tention was called by a small boy
named Walter Jenny to the stove hole
where the stove had been. It was
filled with refuse. This was pulled
out and the remains of the boy were
found. Physicians and dentists were
there, and in this pile of refuse hun
dreds of pieces of charred bones were
The teeth showed that the body was
that of a boy between 8 and 10 years
of age, and all tho other bones con
firmed this. All were charred, and
pieces of flesh clung to some of them.
The skull bono and pelvis added to the
same convincing truth. The body had
evidently been burned in a cob fire,
and in the huge stove found in the
Howard's overcoat was found at a
grocery store near by, where Holmes
had left it, saying the boy would call
for it. lie , never came. Owners of
the house recognize Holmes from pict
ures, and several neighbors disj;iwly
remember his face, U. identify him
as the man .vho la'j'i; October rented
the house with.lhc' same story he told in
Toronto MM other places, came with
"oov and big stove, wash stand and
lied, stayed two days and then disap
peared. Seven people have identified
him, and all doubt is removed. Other
developments are expected, and with
this evidence Indianapolis will de
mand Holmes for trial.
Couldn't Get a Jury.
Wichita, Kan., Aug. 29. After fouf
days spent in an effort to get a jury to
try the case against the officers of the
Citizens' Social club for violations of
the prohibitory liquor law, the case
was dismissed to-day by Assistant At
torney General Campbell.
At Grant City, Mo., J. J. Hibbs, ex
treasurer of Worth county, committed
suicide by shooting himself in tho
head. He left a noto stating that he
took his life to avoid shame.
The treasury department has made
arrangements to supply small bills
with which to move crops.
A New York-New Jersey-St Louis
combine is said to be trying to crib
the Uncompahgre gilsonite lands.
Tho National Spiritualist associa
tion lias begun a two weoks' encamp
ment at Liberal, Mo.
Ren Pillow shot and killed James
Garvin near Texarkana, Ark, The
men were looking for each Other with
A farmer named Joe Linehoss com
mitted suicide at Clinton, Mo., because
he had been arrested for forging a $21
John Brown, aged 2'i. cut the throat
cf Miss Boone, aged 11, and then his
own, near Hillsboro, Texas.
Arkansas ex-Confederates are hav
ing a grand time at Newport, where
they are encamped.
Jacques Nalthenius, the Missouri,
Kansas and Texas trust official ar
rested in New York for attempted
smuggling, has been released on 85,000
The comet recently discovered has
been decided by the astronomers to be
a periodic comet.
Current gossip, unconfirmed, is to
the effect that A. A. Robinson was
offered and declined the Santa Fe
Special military trains have been
equipped by the Canadian Pacific for
the transportation of troops across the
Western roads will probablyfind it
necessary to make lower rates for the
Atlanta exposition than were proposed
At Sioux City M.iud Hoyle and Dan
Berry, a pugilist, have been arrested,
charged with the murder of Max
Noack and Ora Minter, alias Hazel
11 a in ni o nd.
Ecuador's Revolutlonliit Win.
Guayaquil, Ecuador, Aug. 29. The
war in Ecuador is virtually ended,
Quito having pronounced in favor of
General Alfaro. Belisario Alban Mer
tana has been appointed temporarily
military and civil chief of the city,
Tho forces of the Conservative govern
ment tied in disorder at the approach
of the patriots. The first act of these
on their assumption of government
was to liberate all political prisoners.
At Vienna, Prince F.arnest Rohan
Guemeneo, who escaped from a lunatic
asylum recently was found dead in a
stable with a bullet in his head.
A NEW COMMANDER
W. L. THOMAS OF KENTUC
KY ELECTED CHIEF
Of the Templan Hie Flection Practical
ly Unanimous Plttsbnrg the Jfet Place
of Meeting Rain Somewhat Intererea
With the Enjoyment.
Bostox, Aug. 30. The grand en
campment of Knights Templar, at its
session this morning, elected Right
Eminent Sir Warren Larue Thomas of
Kentucky, grand master to succeed
Most Eminent Sir Hugh McCurdy.
Three hundred ballots were cast, of
which the successful candidate re
ceived 295. Very Eminent Sir Reuben
H. Lloyd of San Francisco, was chosen
deputy grand commander. Pittsburg
was then chosen on the first ballot a3
the conclave city in i$'-S.
The following officers were elected:
Deputy grand commander, Very Emi
nent Sir Reuben H. Lloyd of San
Francisco; grand generalissimo, Very
Eminent Sir Henry D. Stoddard of
Texas; grand captain general, Very
Imminent Sir George M. Moulton of
luino's; grand senior warden, Very
Eminent Sir Henry W. Rugjr of Rhode
Island; grand junior warden. Very
Eminent Sir W. B. Melish of Cincin
nati, Ohio; grand treasurer, Very Emi
nent Sir H. Wales Lines of Meriden,
A dull gray sky and a rain-soaked
earth rather discouraged the Knights
when they turned out for the day.
Black and white plumes and closely
fitting uniform coats gave way to fa
tigue caps and business suits. Out-of-town
excursions were as numerous and
as attractive as yesterday. Golden
(iale commandery of San Francisco
visited Brockton, where the members
were entertained by Bay State com
mandery. Cambridge commandry
took its guests, Washington of Atchi
son, Kan., on a trip to Silver Springs,
R. L, for a fish dinner. Tne
Knights of Arkansas and Texas, with
their ladies, were welcomed at Lowell
by the directors of the Southwestern
Telegraph and Telephone company.
Luncheon was served at Lakeview,
and the party was escorted down the
Merrimac valley to Lawrence. Some
of the Arkansas commanderies and
those from Toronto, Canada, visited
Worcester as the guests of the Wor
cester county commandery.
To-night the exodus of knights be
gan, several commanderies leaving for
home. Large numbers will go to
morrow, but many of the delegations,
especially those from Western states,
will disband here.
NEW KANSAS SCHEME.
ff . :
A.F''3'4-r Colony to Be KetaMlshed
!i:r'i ' ..sear Montrooe; Col.
" Toprka, Kan., Aug. 30. Mrs. Anna
L. Digga, the Populist agitator, and
Dr. S. McLallin, editor of the Advo
cate, the official paper of the Populist
party in Kansas, have just returned
from Montrose county, Col., where
they have been to establish the Mont
rose county co-operative colony.
The colony is to be conducted on the
Bellamy plan, and is being promoted
by the same organization that a year
ago perfected arrangements for estab
lishing a colony on the Potomac river
about fifty miles below Washington.
The Potomac location was abandoned,
Mrs. Diggs says, because of its un
healthfulncss. The Colorado colony is to be loi-ated
oil government land, which will be
taken up under the homestead and
desert land act laws. Intending set
tlers have already filed upon 3,000
acres of land and ten men have located
the land and boguu work making prep
arations for the reception of the col
onists and their families. Other mem
bers of the proposed colony will in a
few days file upon fully 5,000 acres
Mrs. Diggs now claims a residence
in Colorado and says that one reason
why that state was selected for her
colony is that women there have their
political rights and that she is tired of
battling for them elsewhere without
A NATIONAL WATERWAY.
lie port of the Hoard of Engineers on the
Chicago Orainage Canal.
Washington, Aug. 30. The report
of the board of engineers, consisting
of Colonel Poe and Majors Ruffner and
Marshall, appointed by tho secretary
of war to examine and report the
probable effect of the Chicago drainage
canal upon lake harbor levels, was
made public by Secretary Lamont yes
terday. The board suggests that the
canal is not solely a state affair, but
says that as soon as it shall be used
for navigation it will become a na
tional waterway, and that federal su
pervision must be extended to it in
due time. The board discusses at
some length the water levels of the
Great lakes, pointing out that these
levels are a delicate matter and sub
ject to many changes.
The report makes no definite sug
gestions except to point out the neces
sity for actual measurement to deter
mine the effect of the canal upon the
lake and harbor levels.
County Oltlcers Indicted.
Guthrie, Ok., Aug. 30. The grand
jrry of Kay county has indicted the
county commissioners and other of
ficials for fraudulent and illegal print
ing contracts and other illegal acta
There will be a general investigation
of printing steals all over the terri
tory. Some counties havo been loaded
dewn with blank books and blanks
euough to last twenty years at exorbi
The Lead Production Increasing.
Washington, Aug. 30. A bulletin
has been issued by the geological sur
vey, giving the production of lead for
the first six months of 1895. It shows
that the total production was 10.1,000
tons, of which SS,0(0 tons were of de
silverized lead and 18,000 tons of soft
lead. Seventeen thousand five hun
dred tons of this were refined in bond,
Tho remainder being obtained from
American base bullion. The total pro
duct is an Increase of 4,500 tons over
the first six months of 194, and an in
crease of 6,000 tons from the first six
months of 189:1.
AT BAXTER SPRINGS. V
railed Statei genator Haker and Mrs,
I.eane the Star Orators.
Baxter Srm.os, Kan., Aug. 30.
The interstate reunion has reached
great proportions, many thinking the
attendance greater than last year,
when 30,000 people were on the ground.
United States Senator Lucien Baker
was the orator yesterday forenoon,
Mrs. Mary E. Lease in the afternoon,
while an enthusiastic campfire was the
evening attraction. JJ
In conclusion Mrs. Lease said: "I
am not a pessimist; I am not a calam
ity howler; I believe we have the best
government, the best flag and the best
people on earth. I believe that the
great questions appealing to our na
tional patriotism and our national
pride can be safely trusted to the men
who have turned back the surging
tides of secession and saved the
Webster Oavis, Bernard Kelly and
Attorney General Dawes speak to-day.
UNDER AN ANGEL'S SPELL.
The Son of a Danish Professor Hypnotized
by a Schweiufurth Girl.
Chicago, Aug. 30. Carl Michelson,
the 15-year old son of a college pro
fessor of Denmark, was arrested to
day on a charge made by Miss Minnie
Eller, who was once an "angel" at
Schweinfurth's "Heaven" at Rock
ford, but is now a mortal clerk
in a Chicago department store,
of the theft of her watch. Michel
son declared that Miss Eller had
hypnotized hiin while he was a broth
er angel at Rockfoid, and he was so
thoroughly under her influence that
when she left ho could not endure her
absence and came heie to secure her
return, taking her watch as a pledge
that she would again join the angel
band. The case was compromised af
ter the trial began, and an attempt
will be made by attorneys to have the
Denmark relatives of the lad prose
cute Sehweinfurth, who, with Miss
Eller, is chjfi-ged with almost wreck'
ing his mind.
ROBERT J. THE KING.
The Great Pacer Heats Ills Three Re
nowned Blvals in Straight Heats.
Flketwood Pakk, N. J., Aug. 30.
The first heat of the free for all paco
for a purse of $5,000 was taken by
Robert J., Mascot second, John R.
Gentry third, Joe Tatchen fourth.
In the second heat Robert J. won,
J. R. Gcntiy second. Mascot third, Joe
Patchen fourth. Time 2:04', whlcfc
beats the track record.
The third heat was taken by Robert
J., Gentry second, Mascot third, Joe
Patchen fourth. Time 2,04.
Iluge Croud at Ilaxter Springs.
Baxtkb, Si'Billos, Kan., Aug. 30.
Mayor Webster ' Davis of Kansas City
was unable tiS G present at the great
interstate reunion of veterans yester
day, but has promised to speak to-day.
United States Senator Lucien Baker
and Mrs. Mary E. Lease were the
principal speakers of the afternoon.
It is estimated that 30,000 people were
The beer war in Chicago has been
settled and prices have been advanced.
Charles Ray shot Mr. Williams dead
on the street in Middlesboro, Ky.
The mutilated body of S murdered
man was found near South McAlester,
Mississippi's first bale of cotton was
sold at Greenville bringing ten cents
a pound. '
John Wrenwick of Shelbyville, Ind.,
who had been drinking, shot and
killed his mother.
Hippolyte Ramman, the playwright,
committed suicide in Paris.
A cloudburst destroyed an Arab
village in Algeria, killing sixteen per
The report that the Trince and Prin
cess Coionna nave reached a nnal
settlement is denied.
The British government has pro
hibited seal catching in certain parts
of Russian waters.
Secretary Carlisle is said to be will
ing to make speeches for the Demo
cratic party in Kentucky.
The only daughter of General Long-
street was married at Atlanta to Pro
fessor J. Estin Whelchel.
Ex-Police Justice Patrick Gavan
Duffy of New Y'ork is dead. He was a
famous Tammany leader.
The Brazillian senate has passed a
bill granting general amnesty to polit
Three women and a man, members
of a picnic party from Port Huron,
Mich., were drowned by the capsizing
of their boat during a storm.
Near Ajaccio, Corsica, a duel with
pistols was fought between Senor Ben
editti, a journalist and Dr. Alesandri.
The latter was killed.
The Populists of Bourbon county,
Kan., have nominated a full county
ticket, but have indorsed State Sena
tor W. P. Dillard, Democrat, for dis
John W. Smith, for fourteen years
clerk of the circuit court of Atchison
county. Mo., and for one term a mem
ber of the legislature, died at Rock
port. General Lew Wallace says he w ill
not accept the position of congres
sional librarian. He thinks Mr. Spof
ford is the onty man for the place.
A number of prominent Kansas Pop
ulists arc at the head of a big coloni
zation scheme to establish a co-operative
colony in Montrose county, Colo
rado, on the lines set in Bellamy's
Paputirs Guarding a Church.
St. Joski'M. Mo., Aug. 30. Notwith
standing statements that the trouble
at St. Peter and St. Paul's Polish Cath
olic church had been patched up, the
deputy sheriffs on duty there havs not
been withdrawn, and Father Moron
says they will remain. The priest's
life has been threatened.
Thirty Thousand Scotchmen Idle,
Londox, Aug. 30. Four thousand
additional laborers have joined the
Dundee mill workers' strike. It is
estimated that fully 30,000 persons are
now idle because of this strik
Vlgilrnt Beaten Over Kighteen Hlnute
In a Light Hreeze Content.
Highlands of Navksink, ?t. J., Aug.
30. The yachts Defender and
Vigilant started at 11:21 o'clock
on the second trial race prelim
inary to the international contest
for the America's cup. with the Val
kyrie III following behind. About
noon the wind died away and at 12;30
o'clock all three yachts were becalmed.
Defender crossed the finish line at
4:09:07, while Vigilant was away be
hind, crossing the line 18 minutes 3J
Holmes Used Cyanide of Potassium.
Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 30. The
4rug with which Howard Peitzel was
Undoubtedly killed before his body
was burned in the big stove in the
Irvington cottage was found to-day, a
part of a bottle of cyanide of potas
sium being dug up in the barn. It
was given to the coroner, who re
marked: "If there is any killing tot
be done, this is the drug with which
to do it."
Boys digging under the Holmes
house in an unfinished portion of tho
cellar found the two feet of the mur
dered lad. They had been burned but
not destroyed and were evidently too
bulky to put into the chimney hole.
With the feet was found a five quart
can with some coal oil in it.
The grand jury is hearing the testi
mony to-day and will return an in
dictment against Holmes.
The Red Flag Don't Go.
Chicago, Aug. 30. Considerable
comment was created here last night
when it was announced that rabid So
cialists, who have long been quiet,
had prepared a red flag and proposed
carrying it in the parade in honor of
James Keir Hardie, the English Social
ist labor leader, Sunday.
This morning Mayor Swift settled
all doubt as to his position by issuing
positive orders forbidding the carrying
of the red flag through the streets.
He also sent for Oscar Nee be and
Michael Schwab, the pardoned An
archists, and other Socialist leaders
and Wit -ned them against making or
allowing any demonstration of the
Town Threatened With Destruction.
Wallace, Id., Aug. 30. Osborn is
surrounded by wnmense forest fires
and momentarily threatened with de
struction. In response to a telephone
message the fire department, with en
tire apparatus, was loaded aboard a
special train and has left to assist the
neighboring town. Odborn is situated,
like all towns in the Coure d'Alene
district, in a deep canon with moun
tains on both sides, heavily timbered,
and, with this dense forest ablaze on
both sides, it is more than likely that
the town is doomed. Fears are
strengthened by the fact that com
munication cannot be had with the
threatened town, either by telephone
Three Towns Sued For.
Terry, Ok., Aug. 30. Mary J. Palm
er, widow of a Cherokee Indian, has
brought suit for all the lands on which
the towns of Blackwell, Kay county,
Virginia City and Cleveland are lo
cated. She declares that the lands
were allotted to her deceased husband,
Joe Palmer, a half-breed Cherokee,
herself and her two children. Sho
claims that she was defrauded out of
the allotments and implicates John W.
Jordan of Cleveland, who was an im
portant factor in bringing about a
settlement between the United States
and the Cherokee Indians for tha
Enforcing Colorado's Labor Laws.
Denver, Col., Aug. 30. Warrants
vere sworn out in Justice Carter's
court yesterday by J. E. Faulkner of
the Trades assembly for the arrest cf
John A. Mo Intyre and Sampson Church
of the board of capitol managers,
charging them with compelling the
workmen engaged in grading the cap
itol grount's to work more than forty
eight hours per week in violation of
the state labor law.
A Million in Gold to Go Abroad.
Nkw Yoisk, Aug. CO. Messrs. Cross
man & Bro. will ship $1,000,000 in gold
on Saturday. Oclrichs & Co. will ship
S2.-0,000 and Nesslage & Fuller will
ship 8100,000 in gold on Saturday. It
is likely that another firm will make
another small shipment. The govern
ment bond syndicate has deposited
81,500,000 in gold in the sub-treasury,
taking therefor legal tenders.
Knocked Out In One Round.
Boston, Aug. 30. Dick O'Brien of
Lewiston, champion middle-weight of
New England, was knocked out in the
first round of what was to be a twenty-five
round bout, by Joe Walcott
(colored) of Boston last evening. The
light was the feature of the second
event in the Farragut club's carnival
at the West Newton street armory.
More than 3,000 spectators were pres
ent. Simply Tired of Living-
Lkavkxvoui-ii, Kan., Aug. 30. O.
C. Churchill, an Oklahoman, was found
dead in a room of a boarding house at
Sixth and Delaware streets last even
ing, having killed himself with poison.
He left the following note: "My name
iG. C. Churchill, Kildare, Ok. 1 am
tired of living
The Fcunder of the Elks Hurled.
Rociikstkij. N. Y., Aug. 30 The
funeral of Dr. Simon Quinlan, founder
of the Benevolent Order of Elks, took
place Wednesday afternoon at East
Palmyra, and was largely attended by
members of tho order from Rochester,
Buffalo, Syracuse and other places.
To Check the Missouri.
Libkrtv. Mo., Aug. 30. -Officials oi
the Wabash and Santa Fe railroads
and farmers owning land in the Mis
souri fiver bottom below Missouri
City, are conferring with the view to
protecting the bank on the Clay county
side, and preventing the river from
changing its channel, as it now threat
ens to do.
A Ulaspneranr't Tongue raralyzed.
Atiikns, Ga., Aug. W. The tongu
of William Haygood was paralvzed
while he was blaspheming Monday at
the High Shoals, declaring there wai
do Uod, no heaven and no hell.
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