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THE NORFOLK NKWS : Fill DAY , OCTOBER 21,1902 ,
Fire Svrccps Through Glucose
Sugar Plant in Chicago.
DEATH LIST MAY REACH THIRTY.
Come Lcnp for Life , but Miss Net
and Meet Death on Street Officials
Say Half Million Will Cover the
Chicago , Oct. 22.Flvo men nro
Iniown to huve lent tliolr lives In a
flro which lust night partially de
stroyed the plant of the Chicago
brunch of the Glucose Sugar Refining
company , situated at Taylor struct and
the Chicago rlvor. The Hat of tleml
will certainly bo much greater than
llvo anil may reach as high as thirty.
The estimates run all the way from
that number down to ten. Only ono of
the live men whowo bodies hnvo boon
recovered has been Identified. The
lint IB as follows :
The dead : Frank Rothonbcrg , fore
man , skull crushed In leaping from
llfth story ; Frank iJiwronco , elec
trician , supposed to bo dead , known to
have been In building and not Been
since ; four unidentified men.
The Injured : Frank Monro , hands
burned whllo sliding down a water
pipe ; Paul Butos , badly burned , BO-
vero Internal Injuries sustained in
Jumping from building ; Paul Kauris ,
face and hands burned , badly bruised
In Jumping from building ; Orogoa
GretalsUI , badly bruised , slight burns ;
1'mil Krukrlo , bruised and lunga
ccorched by Inhaling flames.
Rapid Spread of Flames.
The ( lames spread so rapidly that a
man who was working on the third
floor had barely tlmo to cscapo with
bis life , and It Is not thought by the
employes of the concern or by the
llrcmcn that the men In the upper
Btory could have avoided death. The
plant of the refining company con-
elated of three buildings , the drying
Louse , seven stories In height ; the
main refinery , fourteen stories , and an
other structure of four utorlos. The
fire started In the drying house , be
ing caused by an explosion. The
flames spread with almost Incredible
rapidity , and by the tlmo the first of
the flro department had arrived the
building was ablaze from foundation
to the roof. It was Impossible for the
firemen to make an effective fight , and
In a short tlmo all the walls were
down and the building within ono-half
hour from the tlmo'of the explosion
was a mass of debris.
The men employed on the three
lower floors of the drying house ran
for the doors iul windows as soon as
they had knowledge of the tire , and
all succeeded in reaching the open
air. On the third floor there was ono
man at work. Ho was compelled to
make a run for his life down the
Btalrs. Ho burst through a mass of
flames when ho reached the lower
doorway and was badly scorched.
The men on the seventh floor Inul no
chance whatever for tholr lives. Sev
eral of them loft the windows and
crawled along the sills In an effort to
reach a place of safety , but , with the
exception of two men , all those who
attempted to reach safety in this way
made up their minds that it was cer
tain death and went back into the
burning building. The two men. how
ever , remained to take their chance
of a leap , and , climbing up on the
window ledge , they sprang out Into
the air. Ono of them came straight
down for the greater part of the way ,
but Just as he was within a short dis
tance of the pavement , his body
swung around and ho struck the stone
walk at full length. The other man
turned over and over as ho came
whirling down. Their bodies were horribly
ribly mangled , and it was impossible
for any of the men who saw'thom di
rectly after their Jump to identify
them In any way.
Jump From Fourth Floor.
Four other men jumped from the
Windows on the fourth floor. These
men were terribly Injured and
were taken in police ambulances to
the county hospital.
Ouo of the survivors , who reached
the ground in safety after a perilous
Journey down the flro escape from the
fourth story , said : "I do not believe
any of the men on the top story could
liavo escaped. The flames drove mo
from my post and but for the fact that
I was near the flro escape I would
never have reached the ground. "
Frank Rothenberg , a foreman , work
ing on the fifth floor of the drying
house , met his death in making a jump
for a net held by the firemen under
neath the window where ho stood. He
was compelled to leap far out In order
to clear some obstructions on the side
of the building and missed the net by
n yard. His skull was crushed and
he died instantly. Joseph Dutkos ,
who escaped with his life , but Is badly
burned and bruised , had better fortune
In striking the net when ho leaped
from another part of the fifth floor
He hit it squarely , but being a heavy
man , he went through and struck the
Ground with terrific force. Ho was
rushed to the county hospital , where
It was said he might recover. Paul
Kauris also broke through the net ,
but was not badly hurt. The officers
of the company when Informed that
the two smaller buildings had been
destroyed and that the fourteen-story
building was damaeed would not make
Bny estimate of the damage. Ono
official placed It at $500.000.
Loss In Bank Robbery.
St. Paul , Oct. 22. A special to tha
Dispatch places the loss In the Sum
mit , S. D. , bank robbery of Sunday
Bight at $6,000. No clue to the rob
bers has been found.
FOUrtTH FLOOD Af KCOKUK.
Gkunk nnd DCS Molnes Rivers Sweep
Away Propsrty Left Previously.
Krokuk , In. , Oct. 22--Tho fourth
flood of IhlH year overflowed the terri
tory at the mouth of Skunk river , put
ting 2.000 acres under water. A
heavy rainfall In Powcshlnk and other
distant counties on the upper Skunk
river caused the rise , which wns very
rapid. The water rose flvo Inches In
three hours yesterday and ton Inches
in ten hours after the heaviest of the
flood had arrived. There Ifl consider-
iblo damage to pioporty up the Skunk
river , but the damage to crops In the
lottoms In minimized by the complete
ness of the ravages of provlous floods.
A flood later than Juno IB almost un-
mown hero nnd the conditions thin
ntimmer ha.'o been entirely unprcce-
lentod. The DCS Molnes river ban
also overflowed Its banks for mllen
nliovo the mouth for the third tlmo
ind the country bordering the Egyp-
Ian lovec again Is overflowed. Thin
a the result of rains near the city
of Dos Molncn.
DETROIT FOR NEXT GATHERING.
Christian Church Committee Recom
mends Michigan City for 1003.
Omaha , Oct. 22. The international
convention of Christian churches ,
ifter a spirited debate , passed a roso-
utlon commending the plan for a fed
eration of all churches. The com
mittee on convention city decided to
recommend Detroit for 1903.
The American Christian Missionary
Bocloty elected the following officers :
President , A. B Phllputt , Indianap
olis ; vlco presidents , II. A. Jenkins ,
Lexington , Ky. ; C. S Paine , Omaha ;
J. II , Mohortor , Hoston ; recording sec
retary , I. J. Cahlll , Dayton , O. ; cor
responding secretary , 13. L. Smith ,
Cincinnati ; treasurer , C. J. Nearo ,
Cincinnati ; auditor , L. C. Flllmoro.
Council of Episcopal Church.
Philadelphia , Oct. 22. In the presence -
once of over a score of bishops nnd
liundrcds of clerical and lay delegates
from all sections of the United States ,
the missionary council of the Protes
tant Episcopal church of America be
gan Its sessions yesterday. The open
ing service was hold * In St. James'
church when Bishop Qaylor of Ten
nessee preached the sermon and Bish
op Tuttle of Missouri conducted the
celebration of the holy communion.
The business meeting was called to or
der In Association hall In the after
noon by Bishop Tuttlo. Rov. Dr.
Henry Anstlco of this city was chosen
secretary of the conference , with Dean
L. Carroll Davis of St. Louts as as
sistant. The session was devoted al
most entirely to the transaction of
Butter Makers In Session.
Milwaukee , Oct. 22. Over 2,000
delegates are in attendance nt the
tenth annual convention of the Na
tlonal Creamery Butter Makers' asso
ciation. The feature of the opening
day was a big street parade , In which
the various delegations appeared In
fancy costumes. II. J. Nlotort of
Walker , la. , chairman of the executive
committee , acted In place of Presi
dent George E. Haskoll of Lincoln ,
Neb. , who Is too 111 to attend the con
vention. Papers were read by Pro
fessor E. II. Harrington of the Wis
consin university dairy school ; P. H.
Klefer of Strawberry Point , la. ; Pro
fessor G. L. McKay of Ames , la. ; J. A.
Rushton of Fremont , Nob. , and B. D.
White of St. Paul.
American Missionary Association.
New London , Conn. , Oct. 22. Hun
dreds of delegates , lay and clergy ,
with a host of missionaries and othoi
visitors , greeted the Rov. Dr. Wash
ington Gladden of Columbus , O. , when
ho opened the first sesssion of the
convention of the American Mission
ary association yesterday afternoon.
The reports of the treasurer and
executive committee were presented.
A report of the treasurer shows total
receipts for the year of $464,200. Ex
penditures for the year were $368,347.
work or fish commission.
Washington , Oct. 22. The United
States fish commission distributed
young fish during the last fiscal year
to the number of 1,495,543,374 , against
1.071.000,000 for 1901. The greatest
demand was for white fish , of which
almost 600,000,000 were distributed.
Fish Commissioner Bowers expressed
himself as greatly pleased with the
growth of the industry of fish growing
from un economic point of view. "It
Is , " he said , "the most effective way
to fight the high prices of beef. "
W. C. T. U. Convention.
Portland , Mo. , Oct. 22. Much of
yesterday's session of the W. C. T. U.
convention was devoted to resolutions ,
the most Important being those in fa
vor of the enfranchisement of women
on equal terms with man ; condemning
mob violence In various parts of the
country ; commending the president
for the settlement of the coal strike ,
and protesting against child labor.
Want Bible In Schools.
Kansas City , Oct. 22. The Woman's ,
Home Missionary society of the Meth
odist Episcopal church has started a t
movement to hare the bible placed In
the public schools of this country. A
young people's rally was held last t
nleht and the annual report of the J
bureau for young people's work was
given by Mrs. decree E. Reed of Car
James Installed as President.
Chicago , Oct. 22. Northwestern
university yesterday Installed Edmund
Janes Jamea is president of that Insti
tution , the ceremonies being wit
nessed by a large number of the most
prominent educators of the United
States , while many delegates were
present from leading Institutions of
learning ol foreign lands.
Miners Unanimously Approve
Recommendation of Mitchell.
MEN RETURN TO WORK AT ONCE.
Mining of Coal Throughout Anthra
cite Region Begins Thursday Prcs-
Ident Roosevelt Calls Arbitrators to
Meet In Washington Frd.v !
Wllkesbarro , Pa. , Oct 22. With a
Bhout that fairly shook the conven
tion building , the representatives of
147,000 mine workers , who have been
on strike since Intit May , ofllclally de
clared off at noon yesterday the groat-
oat contest over waged between cap
ital and labor , and placed all the ques <
lions Involved In the struggle Into the
hands of the arbitration commission
appointed by the president of the
United States. When the news was
Unshed to the towns and villages
down In the valleys and on tko moun
tains of the coal regions the strike-
affected Inhabitants heaved a sigh of
relief. Many days have gone by since
more welcome news was received.
Everywhere there was rejoicing and
in many places the end of the strike
WIIH the signal for Impromptu town
Now Look for Better Times.
The anthracite coal region , from Its
largest city , Scrnnton , down to the
lowliest coal patch , has suffered by
the conflict , and every ono now looks
for better times. Whllo the largo
army of mine workers and their fam
Hies , numbering approximately a half
million persons , are grateful that work
Is to bo resumed on Thursday , the
strikers have still to learn what their
reward will bo. President Roosevelt ,
having taken prompt action in calling
the arbitrators together for their first
meeting on Friday , the miners hope
they will know by Thanksgiving day
what practical gain they have made.
The vote to resume mining was a
unanimous ono. The principal ob
jection to accepting the arbitration
proposition was that no provision was
contained in the schema to take care
of those men who would fail to get
back their old positions , or would be
unable to get work at all. The engl <
neers and pumpmen get better pay
than other classes of mine workers
nnd they did not wish to run the risk
of losing altogether their old places
and bo compelled to dig coal for a
llvinij. This question was argued right
up to the tlmo the vote was taken.
A few moments before adjournment ,
a partial solution was reached , when a
delegate moved that the problem be
placed In the hands of the executive
boards fey solution and his suggestion
Wilson Makes Principal Speech.
The principal speech of the day was
made by Secretary W. B. Wilson ,
who practically spoke for President
Mitchell and the national organiza
tion. In a strong argument ho counseled
soled the men to accept arbitration ,
the very plan the strikers themselves
had offered , return to work nnd trusl
to the president's tribunal to do them
The question of taking care of all
men who will fail to get work Immedi
ately will bo a serious ono for the
union. There Is no doubt the execu
tive boards will take care of the engi
neers , firemen and pumpmen , but
there will bo thousands of othei
classes of mine workers who will have
to bo looked after. In some places
hundreds will not be able to get work
for weeks , and in other localities ,
whore the mines are In very bad con
dition. there" will be no employment
for many workmen for some months ,
Now that the strike is over the volume
umo of relief money will decrease
and the local unions will be compelled
to call on the national organizations
for assistance when the money on
hand runs out.
Hundreds of men needed to repair
the mines and otherwise place them
In condition for operation are at work
today , the 9onventlon having decided
that this was Imperative in order to
get the men at work quickly end sat
isfy the country's demand for coal.
Mitchell Gives His Views.
President Mitchell received many
congratulatory telegrams from over
the country after the news spread that
the strike was ended. On his return
to headquarters he was asked for an
expression of his views on the action
of the convention , and in reply said :
"I am well pleased with the action of
the anthracite mine workers in decid
ing to submit the Issues which culmi
nated in the strike to the commission
selected by the president of the United
States. The strike Itself has demon
strated the power and dignity of labor.
Conservative , intelligent trade union
ism has received an impetus the effect
of which cannot be measured. I
earnestly hope and firmly believe that
both labor and capital have learned
i lessons from the minors' strike which
will enable them to adopt peaceful ,
humane and business methods of ad-
Justing wage differences In the future. "
Arbitrators to Meet Friday.
I After Mr. Mitchell had notified Pros-
Ident Roosevelt of the action of the
| convention and had received a reply
to the effect that the commission
would met In Washington on Friday ,
he sent out the official announcement
through the press to the strikers that
the strike was off and ordering them
to report for work tomorrow morning.
President Mitchell has not made
arrangements ICKnmins nts in-
ture movements. Ho does not know
whether he will go to Washington , on
Friday. The miners' leader will act
ns the attorney for the men at nil ses
sions of the commission , and will have
with him several assistants.
' GIX STITCHES IN THE HEART.
Ono of the Rarest Operations Known
to Surgery Is Performed.
New York , Oct. 22. Ono of the rar
est oponitlons known to flurgcry the
Bowing up of a severed ventrkk1 of a
human heart has been pel formed nt
Bollovtio hospital. The patient wa
Annlo Klngsloy , who was stabbed by
her himlmnd dining a quarrel on the
street. She wns thought to bo dying
when the ambulance reached the hos
pital. The blood was pouring from a
long wound in the left ventricle ,
which supplies the body with blood ,
while the right pumps to the lungs.
The surgeons know that ( low must bo
checked at once If the woman was to
bo saved. The operation was decided
upon. It was performed by two Bur
geons , with fifteen more looking on.
The heart wns laid bare and the sur
geons saw that the wound was very
sovoro. It would require six stitches.
During intervals between the beats
of the heart , the needle wns Inserted
six times and the flow of blood was
stopped. The wound was carefully
dressed nnd the surgeons waited to
BCO the rcBiilt. The patient rallied
rapidly and the surgeons expressed
the belief that she will recover.
SEE HAND OF HARRIMAN.
Believed Union Pacific Has Bought
Grand Island Road.
Illawntha , Kan. , Oct. 22. At the an
nual meeting of the stockholders of
the St. Joseph and Grand Island Rail
road company , held hero yesterday ,
the following directors were elected :
Townsend Homer , David Wood ,
Charles II. Import , Alfred Decker , Fred
G. Relghty , all of New York ; Raymond
Dupuy of St. Joseph and Franklin
Kern , C. K. Finely and J. V. Lemonlo
of Hiawatha. Kan. With the excep
tion of Raymond Dupuy and the three
directors from Kansas , the board is j
composed of an entire new member- .
ship. The fact that W. T. Van Brunt , I
E. II. Harrlman's personal representa
tive , was present Is accepted by many
as conclusive evidence that the Union
Pacific owns the property.
Dickinson Confers With Stllwell.
Kansas City , Oct. 22. E. B. Dickin
son , general manager of the Union
Pacific railway , was in conference In
this city yesterday with Arthur E.
Stllwoll , president of "Orient" road ,
and It is stated on good authority he
probably will accept the position of
general manager of the Kansas City , '
Mexico and Orient railway. This po
sition was tendered Mr. Dickinson
some tlmo since , but on account of
labor complications on the Union Pa-1
clflc system , ho did not see his way
clear to accept at that time.
Cable to Fanning Island.
San Francisco , Oct. 22. A message
received in this city from J. B. Greig ,
popularly known as the king of Fan-1
nlng Island , convoys congratulations
on the opening of cable communica
tion with the Isolated community.
Dare Any "Farmer Say He" Has Not
With nil the talk and clamor about
oppressive trusts , the fact remains
that the people of Nebraska , generally
are moro prosperous and are making
more money than ever before. Owing
to the high price of farm and meat
products , the farmers and stock grow
ers of Nebraska will receive 50 per
cent more for their surplus products
this year than they did in 1896.
Everything that Is grown on the
farm has gone up In price and has in-1 (
creased In purchasing capacity. A i
few hogs will sell for enough to build
a good barn and a few more will bring ,
enough to build a house. An ordinary j
hog will bring $30 and an ordinary
steer , $60 to $80. In 1896 pork was
$3.75 per hundred and beef cattle $4 ,
or about 40 per cent less than now.
Corn has gene up , wheat has gone up
and Interest rates have fallen.
The crop this year will sell for $20.-
000,000 more than it would at the close
of the Cleveland administration. The
merchant , the farmer , the laborer , the
professional man everybody Is more
prosperous than over before. Do you
want a chance ?
U'hrit the Key * Hnttlcil.
"Ha , ha ! " laughed the white key.
"You are fearfully 'sharp' today. "
"Well , " retorted the accused one ,
"I'd rather be 'A sharp' than * B flat. ' "
"Good gracious , " shrieked the string ,
"keep still ! I'm highly strung , nnd my
pedal extremities are affected. 1 know
I shall break in 'pieces. ' "
1 "So I note , " murmured the bass.
"I'm cleft In twain , " moaned the staff.
"My trouble Is trebled since young
liopeful began to play , " said the book
"It's nil right while he is only 'A mi
nor , ' but wait until ho begins to be 'A
And they all started to have a good
"time" with the metronome. New
Scnulble to the Lout.
A good story is told of a late Dublin
doctor famous for his skill and also his
great love of money. He had n con
stant and enriching patient in an old
shopkeeper. This old lady wns terribly
rheumatic nnd unable to leave her
sofn. During the doctor's visits she
kept a one pound note In her hand ,
which duly went Into Dr. C.'s pocket
One morning he found her lying deaden
on the sofa. Sighing deeply , the doctor
approached , nnd , taking her hand in
Ills , he saw the fingers closed on his
"Poor thing ! " be said ns he pocketed
111 "Sensible to the last ! "
"Your husband. " said the talkative
man , "has such a gentle disposition. He
Inherited it from his mother , I sup
pose ? "
"No , " replied Mrs. Henpcck signifi
cantly , "I think I may safely say that
was part of my dowry. " Philadelphia
( Press. _
Texas Mob Invades Court
While Trial is On.
DECIDE THE LAW IS TOO SLOW.
Convicted Murderers Taken From Offi
cers and Telsphone Pole Used as
Gallows by Mob One Sheriff Shot
and Another Roughly Handled.
Hempstead , Tex Oct. 22. After be
ing tried in legal form for criminal as
sault and murder and being sentenced
to death by hanging , Jim Wesley and
Roddick Barton , negroes , were late
yesterday afternoon taken from the
authorities of this city and lynched
in the public square by an infuriated
The district Judge had asked the
governor for militia to accompany the
negroes hero from the jail at Houston.
At the request of a largo number of
citizens of Hempstead , who , it is said ,
signed a written promise to aid the
authorities In preventing any mob
law , Judge Thompson countermanded
his request and the troops did not ac
company the negroes. Barton waa
first tried. Ho pleaded guilty to
criminal assault and then to the mur
der of Mrs. Susan Lewis , aged sixty-
three , on Oct. 12. The jury , on which
were several negroes , promptly re
turned a verdict imposing the death
During the afternoon Wesley wag
put on trial. He pleaded guilty to as
sault and then to the murder charge.
Whllo his trial was proceeding , a mob
broke into the court room and at
tempted to take him , it having been
ascertained that the sheriff had asked
for troops. The mob was dispersed ,
however , nnd the trial proceeded.
In this case , too , the jury imposed
the death penalty. The officers of the
court sat about the room at the con
clusion of the trial awaiting the com
ing of the militia , when there was a
sudden movement on the part of sev
eral men in the room , the sheriff was
overpowered and Wesley was taken
by the mob and hurried away. An
other portion of the mob attacked the
Jail where Barton had been taken
when his trial was over , and the pris
oner was surrendered to them without
a struggle. The two prisoners were
hustled to the public square and there
executed by hanging.
The suggestion to burn the negroes
met with small favor. They were
hanged to the arm of a telephone pole ,
where only last month another negro
murderer had been strung up by a
Sheriff Lipscomb was badly Injured
In the back by the rough treatment of
the mob. During the first rush a shot
was accidentally fired and Sheriff
Sparks of Leo county was wounded In
the stomach , though not seriously.
HELD FOR TRAIN ROBBERY.
John Flax Bound Over for Complicity
in Burlington Holdup.
Lincoln , Oct. 22. John Flax , a man
arrested a week ago at Fairbury on
a charge of drunkenness , is in the
county jail , accused of complicity
In the Burlington robbery of ten days
ago. The arrest was kept secret by
the officers and no charge other than
drunkenness was made against him
until yesterday , when Sheriff Bran
son filed a complaint connecting him
with the hold-up. He was given a pre-
llminary trial in the jail , pleaded not
guilty and was bound over to the dis
trict court. Flax , it is alleged , while
Intoxicated , made damaging admls
slons and displayed some knowledge
of the robbery. " Detectives who art
on the case , however , attach little 1m
portanco to his arrest.
Mrs. Dennis Is Dying.
Washington , Oct. 22 , Mrs. Ada
Gilbert Dennis , the fashionable dress
maker , who was so brutally assaulted
at her homo here during the night of
Dec. 9 last , is reported to be In a dy
Ing condition. Mrs. Dennis has never
been able to give the police any in
formation which would lead to the
Identity and capture of her assailant
From the effects of the blow on her
head , she became paralyzed and her
mind Impaired to such an extent that
her talk most of the time was Irra
Funeral of James Younger.
Lee's Summit , Mo. , Oct. 22. The
body of James Younger , who commit
ted suicide in St. Paul last Sunday ,
will be brought here for burial tomor
row. The funeral will be held at the
home of Mrs. Belle Hall , sister of the
deceased. The remains will be placet ]
In the family lot In the cemetery here ,
where rest the remains of the mother ,
Mrs. Younger , John , who waa killed
nnd Robert , who died of consumption
In the Stlllwater , Minn. , penitentiary ,
Switchmen's Strike Averted.
Minneapolis , Oct. 22. The threat
ened strike of switchmen employed
by railroads in the Twin Cities was
called off last night by mass meetings
of members of the Switchmen's Union
of North America. The convention do
elded to adopt the offer of the rail
roads to grant 50 per cent of the wage
advance demanded by the men. The
ware advance will apply on the entire
Great Northern and Northern Pacific
Jury Censures Officials.
St. Joseph , Mo. , Ocf. 22. The grand
Jury made a final report on the bribery
Investigation yesterday afternoon , but
no indictments were returned. City
and other officials were censured for
accepting transportation and other
privileges , but aside from this no
other action was taken.
COLDIER3 ARE IN A TRAP.
British Troops Ambushed and Killed
b Natives In Somallland.
London , Oct. 22. A letter from an ,
officer belonging to the Somallland
expedition received here shows that
the BrltLh force is even In a moro
precarious position than has been in
dicated in the official dispatches. The
writer says ;
"Mo ono will appreciate this busi
ness until it is too late. Wo are in a
regular trap and how we are going to
get out wo do not know. Wo have had
stlfllsh fights and have lost many men.
The worst is that our blacks are flunkIng -
Ing and our camels have nearly all
been killed or captured. Wo have
next to no water and we are miles
from any wells. Wo have no supplies
nnd nearly no ammunition. They have
captured two of our Maxims. I do not
suppose they care at homo what happens -
pens to us. It Is a brutal shame to
send us blind Into an ambush like this.
I hear fresh troops are coming up and
only hope they will como from India. "
ATTEMPT TO EXTORT MONEY.
Bulgarians Write a Threatening Let"T
ter to Missionary.
Boston , Oct. 22. Advices received
from Dr. George D. Marsh , an Ameri
can board missionary at Phillppopolls ,
Bulgaria , say ho and his wife have
been threatened with death by dyna
mite unless the sum of $2,400 each
was paid at an early date. The threat-
enlng letter gave a detailed account
of the Marsh family's doings for several -
oral weeks , thus showing perfect
The family is keeping Indoors after
nightfall and the house is guarded by
police. There are thirty other Amer
ican board missionaries in the Bulga
rian field. The Marsh family has been
engaged In mission work there for
PLAN TO ASSASSINATE LOUBET.
Paris Police Arrest Anarchist While
Trying to Enter Palace Garden.
Paris , Oct. 22. The Figaro thla
morning says a man was detected
early Tuesday morning attempting to
climb a wall of the Elysee palace. It
Is believed ho Intended to hide in the
palace garden , In the hope of obtain
ing an opportunity to assassinate
President Loubet The man was ar
rested and found to be armed with a v
polgnard and a loaded revolver. Ho " *
has been recognized as a dangerous (
anarchist , who has already been con-
vlcted three times , and upon two of
these occasions for manufacturing ex
plosive machines. The police are try
ing to keep the matter quiet and re
fuse to divulge the man's name.
Shaw Speaks at Milwaukee. I
Milwaukee , Oct. 22. Secretary of
the Treasury Leslie M. Shaw spoke
before a large audience at the Pabst
theater in this city last night under'
the auspices of the national Republic
an congressional campaign committee.
During the course of his talk some
one in the audience suggested that
government ownership of coal mines
would avert a great deal of trouble.
Speaking to the suggestion , he crit
icised former Senator David B. Hill
for favoring such a platform , and said
that it would cost the government 25
per cent more to run the mines than It
would private Individuals.
Gas Going to Waste.
Worthington , Pa. , Oct 22. The
greatest gas well ever struck in Penn
sylvania Is now sending into the air
more than 20,000,000 cubic feet of
gas every twenty-four kours. It is de
fying all efforts to bring It under con-
trol. The well is on the Peter Kerr
farm , a short distance south of hero.
The gas escaping , it Is estimated ,
would supply a city of 10,000 inhabi
tants. In the eleven days that have
elapsed since the sand was struck
more than 220,000,000 cubic feet of
cas. It Is believed , have gone to waste.
Turks Strongly Opposed. s
Constantinople , Oct 22. The TurkIsh - *
Ish forces are encountering
position in their operations In the
Kresna valley. A large Bulgarian
band , In intrenched positions , has
stubbornly opposed the further advance -
vance of the troops. According to of.
ficlal information the Turks have sur
rounded the Bulgarian stronghold and
the surrender of the revolutionists or
their dispersal Is expected dally.
Wabash Shopmen Strike.
Springfield , n. , Oct. 22. Informa.
tlon was received here that the boilermakers -
makers and helpers in the shops of
the Wabash Railway company at Mo-
berly , Mo. , Fort Wayne and Peru , Ind
and Decatur went out yesterday. The'
shopmen in Springfield also struck.
The men ask an Increase of 15 ner
cent In Wages.
Thirty Passengers Hurt.
Cairo , ill. , Oct. 22.-BIg Four pas.
Benger train No. 22 plunged through
a burned trestle between Tunnel Hill
and Parker last night. Thirty passen.
gers were Injured , but only one seri.
ously ; , Jhe engine and mall car were
demolished and the rest of the trala
was badly broken up.
Washington , Oct. 22.-Hiram B.
Ware , father of Pension Commissioner
Ware , died here
yesterday of old age.
commissioner and Mrs. Ware left
Washington yesterday afternoon , ac-
companylng the body to Fort Scott ,
Kan. , where the funeral will bo held '
tomorrow afternoon. ,
Son Is Sentenced to Hang.
St. Joseph , Mo. , Oct. 22. William
Coats was yesterday sentenced to
hang for the murder of his mother on
Dec. 8 next. The crime was committed -
ted on June 26 last Coats killed hla
mother In order to obtain possession
3f a large sum money which she had.
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