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OMAHA DAILY BEE.
ESTABLISHED .JUSTE 39 , 1871. - CttEAIIA , SATURDAY lNO , OCTOBEtt 17 , 1800 TWELVE I ? AGES. SINGL.I- . ] COPY 3TLVB CENTS.
John F , Kearney and Thomas Haincs Reach
Now York from Holland ,
MAINTAIN THEIR ENTIRE INNOCENCE
Krnrnry SIIJH ! ! Not IT Ovvnril 11
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Tut Them 'I'lu-rc.
NEW YORK , Oct. 1C. Among the second
cabin passengers \\ho arrived on the slcam-
Blilp Worhondam today from Uottcrdam wcro
two men whoso names were not on the pub
lished list of passengers , Their tickets
Lore the names of John Williams and Henry
Smith , but the men themselves were John
Kearney and Thomas Ha lues , respectively.
Kearney and llalncs were arrested Scptem-
tier 13 In Rotterdam , for having dynamite
tombs In their possession and as being
co'nccrncd In a conspiracy against the lives
of the czar of Russia and the queen of Eng-
land. When u representative of the As
sociated press boarded the Wcrkcndam from
n revenue cutter In the upper bay and
nskcd the purser and stewards whether Kcar-
noy or llalncs were nboard , no ono seemed
to know them by these names. The re
porter , hovsever , met two tncu on the upper
deck who wcro conversing In a quiet way ,
nnd his attention was drawn to them by
their pronounced Irish accent. When asked
If their namcH wore not Kearney and Ilalncn ,
both Ka/cd at the reporter with looks of
mixed amazement nnd amusement. They
denied positively that they were the men
whom the reporter wished to see , and main
tained a stolid Indifference to all questions
put to them until the Werkcndam had been
put In dock In Hobokcn , when they ad
mitted thulr Identity. The Associated press
representative succeeded In getting the fol
lowing statement from the recently released
John ! " . Kearney Raid that be bad gene
nome weeks ago to Antwerp and later to
Hottcnlam to ECO his wife's friends on
family and business matters.Vlillo there ,
lie. said , bo met llalncs , and both recognized
each other simply through their speaking
English. Kearney speaks and reads Gcrmnii
fairly well , vvbllo llalncs , who was on a tour
of pleusuru , only speaks English. They
stopped at the same hotel In Rotterdam ,
where they arrived September 11. Ilatncs
V.UK then III , and was confined to his room
on the follow Ing day.
ARRESTED WHILE IN nn .
"On Sunday morning , the 1.1th , about 9
o'clock , whllo occupying the same room at
the Queen's holel , Rotterdam , they were
awakened by a rapping at the door of the
room. Kcainey Jumped from bis bed and
opened the door. As ho did so , ho v.nn con
fronted by six Dutch police omcers and an
Inspector , who spnko English fairly well.
Ho told the two men to consider themselves
under arrest. They were surprised at this ,
and usktd what was the charge against l
them. Iho Inspector Informed them tltat
lie had orders to arrest them , and a iked
If they would come peaceably to the pc-Mcc
barracks. Tlioy dressed themselves Imme
diately and consented to be handcuffeS
They wore then taken to the barracks , or
police station , and held there without being
given any further Information until t
o'clock In the afternoon. They then wcro
served with sninn sandwiches and coffee at
their own expense. On the following
Wednesday , after being separated In Iliu
meantime. Kearney was brought before the 31
commissioner of police. In his own words , ha
described the Interview this way :
"Krom Sunday afternoon until Wednesday.
and , In fact , foi the remainder of the ( line , I
was confined In the prison , I was kept aloof
from all the olhcr prisoners. I was con
tinually under the watch of two guards , who
wore armed , and after I got out of my cetIn
In the morning until I retired nl night , 1
was compelled to sit In a chair , which had
0 ropa , Instead of n cano bottom When
hi ought bcfoio the commissioner of pollco
and the Inspector I was Informed that I uas
clmrgcd with manufacturing and having In
my possession dynamite bombs. This I
knew to bo false. as I had never had pos
session of thcHo things , and wh.cn told that
several of them wcro found underneath the
bed In which Halnes and I slept , I almost
had a ( It. when 1 thought of the danger I was
In. Sure. man. they might have gene off
at any time. I nm positive , however , that
these explosives , If such they were , were not
plcred there ilthcr by myself or my filend
PLOT OP SCOTLAND YARD.
"It Is simply another of those deep-laid ,
plots o ( the Scotland Yard men , who won't
stop at nn > thing In order to make a rase
against Irishmen , whenever they find It
necessary , no matter how Inconvenient
Those explosives were put there after we
were taken out of the room.
"I lived on prison faro during the timeI
was In prison , hut nearly all the time I
ves troubled with nausea , as I could not
cat the bread , a piece nf which I will show
jou. ( Here Kearney handed the reporter a
thin slice of very dnrk bread , about a
quarter of an Inch thick and about tno
Inches by Unco Inches In size ) . I got a
tcv > slices of this for a meal tluco times a
day , with an allowance of one quart of
milk , and three quarts of water per diem.
When I entered the prison they took away
my handkerchief and glasses as well as my
rooiicy. and presented mo with reading mat
ter In the shape of novels printed In Eng
lish. The I ) pc. however , was so small that
1 could not make It out without my glasses.
They then handed ma , some old Herman.
newspapers which were printed In lurgo-
elzed type and out of them I contrived to
obtain some Inforniitlon. "
"It was sald. , Mr. Kearney , that > ou had
a considerable amount of money on "you
when you wcro a.-rcstcd , " observed the re
"Well , I don't know what they might re
gard as a considerable amount. Hut I had
a $50 bill. American money , and forty gul-
ilcn , which innilo , In all. $66. The rh.trgcs
nt the hotel for my three days there , on ono
tjf which I bad lint had n chance of eating
nny.hlng , places the Queen's hotel In Rot
terdam away ahead of the Waldorf for
high late * . 1 know nothing of what waa
liolng done In my case until a week ago last
Saturday , when two olllcers came to my cell.
and teld me to come out. I met Halnes
at the entrance of the prison and we weie
both hustled Into a earilagc which was In
waiting. Accompanied by the olficern. wo ;
wcio driven to the Nederland pier and put
nbn.iid the vessel , We wcro handed bccond-
clasn tickets to New Yorl ; at our own ex
pense , $4S each. I was then handed the
balance of my money , which was very small.
My arrest has deprived mo of the oppor
tunity of making money dining this cam
paign , as I Isano n paper every fall , known
ns the Irish Nationalist , the rev nine from
which Is gcnci.illv a profit to me of $2,500.
My being detained on the other side has
made the publication of this paper before
election tin almost Impossible task. "
r.vWOULD I'M : \VAMITIJ. .
Noli-il I'l-nlnn Tallin UnliliiNlilii ly of
( In * > ' e of 1'n r i1' .
NK\V YORK , Oct. 10 A special to Iho
Herald nays : I' , J. I' , TV nan , the alleged
"No , 1" of the Phoenix 1'aik tragedy , is
apparently none the vvorsu for his thirty -
three days' detention In prison. In an In
terview he says : "Whatever the nutuio otl
my mliislon to limope was It has been more
niia-i. 'mful than I anticipated. I look for
ward to the establishment In tlio near fu
ture of an Independent Irish tepublie. The
object of my visit was not what was at
tributed to U by the press There was
never any Idea of a plot against the czur
fiw thcio was never an Idea of doing any
ii 1y.lu.u' ' ° 1Uce" | ot areat Urltaln , peer
old lady ! Tliut'i an absurdity.
"I believe In dynamlto iu a weapon of
war , ami wo Irhh uatlonalUU are at war
with Great Ilrltaln. The Irish people In
America proved their union In Chicago last
October when I was elected n delegate to
the convention at Hrusscls establishing an
Irish National alliance , a public organiza
tion for the establishment of an Irish repub
"Tho object of the alliance Is plainly
stated , and It means to attain that object ,
It Is equally plainly stated , by force. I In
clude dynamite and every method ot war
fare In force. Just as the t'nlted States
government Includes the Znllnlikl gun. The
llrst use of dynamite known In history was
the blowing up by the English ot the Rastilo
chief Soclchlnls , In n cave , when 10.000
meu , women and babies were blown to
"I will say that I visited Gibraltar , and
possibly other places , where , If the British
government knew anything of my move
ments , I should not be at liberty now. Tha.t
shows how nbsurd la the statement that I
was Hhadowcd by English detectives ever
since I left New Yoih. The night before
my arrest I saw tfiat my valise had been
tampered with. "
"I think one of the most Important mat
ters for the cause of Ireland Is a proper
propaganda to let the European nations
know that whllo the Ilrttlsh flag covers ono
Inch of Irish soil Irishmen will never cease
latent or active hostility against the alien
government which Is cunningly nnd ma
liciously depopulating Ireland. I think that
my arrest has done some good In that way
by making the people of Trance take an
Interest In the struggle of the Irish race for
PROMISES Tin : NEW ZEALANDER.
A twenty-mile ditch , he said , alone , xvas be
tween England and an Invasion by a Trench
army and 100,000 men could sweep the coun
try. The Urltlsh army , he asserted , Is com
posed ot the riffraff of the cities , while Its
Inefficiency Is the laughing stock of the
experts of continental Europe. Russia , he
said. Is moving on India , and the downfall
of the Urltlsh empire , with Macatilay's
prophecy of the New Zealander on the ruins
of London bridge , would undoubtedly be
realized within the present generation.
In the course ot the talk T > nan was
asked point-blank what was his connection
with the Phoenix park murders TV nan
begged the question , saying the deed done
In Dublin on Maj G , 1S82 , was not the act
of one man or two men or a small body of
men , but of the whole Irish national party
The blows that struck down Cavendish and
Hurko were struck by the Irish race , he
continued What he wan charged with was
ono of the phases of that cruel war waged
for centuries between Ireland and England
Englishmen speak of May n , 1SS2 , but con
veniently forget the assasiinatlons of the
night previous , when boys In Halllncr were
stabbed and shot by nrltlsh hired assassins
when one little fellow. 12 years old , fell
tloun weltering In Ills blood and expired In
the presence of his agonized father.
"They forget , " ho asserted , "tho brutal
atsasslnatlon of Helen McDermott , a young
girl In the bloom of womanhood , brutally
slabbed to death by the knives of England's
hired bravadoes. They forget the murder
of .Mary Dcano and her aged mother ,
assassinated by Tluckshot Forstor. All
these Infamous crimes arc Ignored by the
Urltlsh prcsii and public. Coroners' juries
In Ireland returned verdicts of willful mur
der against the assassins , hut England made
no arrests. Instead of that she conferred
honor and promotions on her wretched
criminals. Hut the great and good who
visits with punishment nations as well as
Individuals will soon shower upon the head
of this wicked nation tilting retribution for
the many crimes already committed. The
Instruments of Ills vengeance arc muster
ing their forres and the present generation
will witness the destruction of this modern
Babylon , drunk with the blood of the
IIOULOGNE-Stm-MER. Oct. 1C. P J. I > .
Tynan , the alleged dynamiter , who was re
leased from prison last evening , got hl
effects at the prefecture this morning and
will go to Paris at once. He resents the
charges of Intemperance brought against
I him by the Urltlsh press , and when asked
to make .1 statement , said : "Talk for thr
benefit of the newspapers ? Not at any
price ! All I can do Is to shout with all my
might , 'Down with1 the English ! ' "
TltOUIIIiK AV1TII U.NCI.n SAM
it Afrnlil nf tliv Onlronir of tlic
LONDON , Oct. 16. Sir Edward Clark , Q
C. , conservative member of Parliament for
Plymouth , and who was solicitor gcncial In
Lord Salisbury's previous ministry. In speak
Ing publicly at York , expresssd great
anxiety over the outcome of the Venezuelan
dUpute , In view of the approach of the prcsl
dentlal election He said the decision of the
Amerli nn bound try co n.iil.-islcn wonlj b
against England , not because It was r
hostile commission , but because he believed
no honest and Impartial arbitrator or com
mission could decide In favor of England' . '
claims upon tl'o evidence.
"Wo need not have recognized the com
mission , " be said. "We wert not called
upon to negotiate treaties with the United
States with regard to Vene/nela , but If the
blue hook containing the Venezuelan brie f
represented the real and moderate contcn
lion of Venezuela , there ought to be Immedl
ale negotiation and consent to arbitration
England should bo prepared to nccept the
consequences of such arbitration In the
limitation line , which , after all , matters very
"If the United Stntcs attempted to forci 0
upon us the Inevitable decision ot their coir
mission , passionate resentment would b (
aroused here , serious for both countries
That Is why we are tnUliig whet I concelv o
to bo c. serious risk. "
\VKVI.IH TIIIIS TO IIITAI\ : suu
Cniitnln CiuiNiillH Tilth Rritrriil I.oi
mill IN Allow i-il to I'rnivril.
HAVANA , Oct. 16 Another Internationa
Incident occurred In the harbor today. Th
pollco attempted to arrest on board the Wan
line ateambhlp Vlgllancla n passenger wh
was on his way from New York to Mexico
The man's name was Angel Fernandez. II
was born In Asturlas , Spain , but claimed t
bo a Mexican cltlron. Captain Mclntosh o
the Vigllancla refused to deliver the man u ,
and the pollco ordered the Vllltancla to be do *
talncd Thereupon Captain Mclntoih con
suited with General Fltzhugh Lee , the Un
ted States consul general , and soon after
wards the VlgHanela was allowed to sail wit
Fernandez oil board to Mexico.
Ivory A Kill n Itciiiiinileil In .lull.
LONDON. Oct. 1C. Ed.vard J. Ivory , alia
Hell , the alleged dynamiter , iwnn ngal
brought up on remand at How street pollci
court today. Counsel for the crown aakc
for another week's remand , which \as op
I po ed by counsel for the defense on th
ground that the long delay In pushing th
enso against the prisoner had all rail
damaged his business In Nov Yuri : and thn
tlic-ro was no evidence against him , Tin
magistrate , however , icmncdcd the pr | *
oner , rcni&rUng In go doing that there wa
considerable evidence against him.
( Iinivv | > "l"'i' Mnii Unpopnlnr.
RIO DE JANEIRO , Oct. 1C. Tins Chambc
of Deputies has requested the president t
cxpc ) the London Times coneapondent fron
Dr.-ull. It Is to bo presumed that this nctlo
upon the pirt of the Brazilian Chamber o
Deputies IP taken ns n result of the dlspatcl
which the Times received last week an
nounclng that a commercial and financla
panic prevailed lo Brazil , that n number o
houses were In difficulty and thnt a six
months moratlorlum was to be declared
nil of which statements were- subsequent !
I rontiadlcUd. _
Oi-i-nii Steiiiiii-i-M III : < - DIIIIIIiiilfi. .
Ql'KBNSTOWN' , Oct. 10 , The dinar
liner Odnip.iila : , Captain Walker , from Ne
YorU cii October 10 , for this port and Liver
( * Jtl , arrived hero at about 1 o'clock th
ufteinoon , thirteen hours behind her recur
time. Captain Walker reports l.aUnjr ex
perlnnred continuous gale- * and heavy "seas.
'Hie Paris left New Yoik on October 7 for
this port ami Southampton , and vvhrr nl'out
3J5 milt , rant of Sandy Hook had to proceed
under her port v'liglnc only , uavlay broken
her HtarboarJ thrust shaft.
NORS FOR A DE/ /
Imposing Funeral Services Over tlio Late
CATHEDRAL DRAPED IN HEAVY MOURNING
I'rlinato of All Kimlnml to lie
Ilnrli-il In Cniitcrluiry Since
the III > M of ttii * ItL-for-
( CopyrlBlit , 1W. ! ) > ' the Associated Prow. )
CANTERBURY , Eng. , Oct. 16. Thcro Is
general mourning throughout Great Brit
ain today. Passing bells have been tolling
almost everywhere In honor of the memory
of the late archbishop ot Canterbury.
The old cathedral looked cold , dismal and
forbidding. Rain was falling outside , the
ntmosphcre within the huge edifice was
heavy and charged with moisture and even
the famous martyrdom chapel looked dark
nnd frowning , In spite of the tnnny tall ,
graceful lighted tapers within It. All other
parts of the grand old building wcro
lighted , but without dispelling the gloom
of those who had come from near or from
afar In order to attend the funeral ot the
first primate of all England to be burled In
Canterbury cathedral slnco the days of the
The primate's throne wns heavily draped
with violet velvet , on which was richly
embroidered the arms of the sec of Can
terbury on a sliver ground.
The floor about the grave , which Is situ
ated In ( lie northwest corner of the
cathedral under the tower , was covered with
scarlet cloth and the grave Itself was lined
with violet velvet.
The doors of the cathedral were besieged
at the earliest hours In spite of the rainy
weather and the strong police force was
reinforced by a squadron of the Sixteenth
lancers , who did sentry duty around the
old building whllo the ceremony lasted.
The religious services began at 8 o'clock
In the- morning , when the dean of Canter
bury. Archdeacon Farrar , celebrated com
The second service opened at 9 o'clock
and consisted of prayers for the dead. After
thin the coRln was removed to the martyr-
dum chapel , empaled In white and gold
embroidery , upon which rested some superb
floral offerings. By this time the sky had be
come darker and the Interior of the building ,
which WAS hung with violet velvet , was
gloomier than ever , an effect which was
Intensified Instead of relieved by the flicker
ing of the ciuntlcss topers , etc. The Epis
copal service began at 12-30 with a crowd
ot mast distil gulshed people , In addition to
the throng which filled the cathedral to the
most distant corner.
The funeral procession , which was ren
dered moro Imposing In appearance by the
presence of a guard of honor from the Six
teenth lanrers , formed In the cloisters H
was composed of the clergy of the diocese of
Canterbury In full robes , the rural deans ,
delegations from the dloecso of Truro , the
House of Lords and the House of Commons ,
largo numbers of church dignitaries , repre
sentatives of Cnmbrldgo university , lord
lieutenant of Knit , twenty bishops , fifty
canons , the archbishop of Dublin. Arch
deacon Farrnr , the archbishop of YorU , Rev.
Hugh Benson and the officers of the province
Eight pallbearers escorted the body to the
tomb. They were ; The enrl of CranbrooU.
the head master of Wellington college ( of
which Institution Uio late Dr. Benson was
the head from Its opening In 1S5S down to
1872) ) ; the dean of Lincoln ; Lord Macnaqh-
ten , the master of Trinity college , Cam
bridge ; Lord Ashcombe , Sir E. M. Thompson
and the chancellor of Truro.
The family of the deceased followed be
hind the casket and then came the duke of
York , representing Queen Victoria ; Hcrr
Rucker-Jculscho , second secretary of the
German embassy at London , representing
Emperor William ; and then came the prince
and princess of Wales and other mcuibera
of the royal family , Princess Louise , the
duke and duchess of Fife , the marquis of
Sallsbiuy , etc.
The funeral service was fully choral. The
sentences at the grave were said by Canon
Mason , the committal sentences wcro ut-
teicd by the bishop of Winchester ; the Lord's
prayer was bald by Rev. Hugh Benson and
the concluding prayers by tha archbishop of
Dublin. Archdeacon Farrar and the arch-
b'ehop of York officiated respectively at the
grace and blessing.
The casket upon which rested Mr , and
Mrs Gladstone's floral cross was then low
ered Into the grave. The floral tributes In
cluded offerings from Queen Victoria , Em
peror William , the prince and princess of
. Wales and othcre.
KIIUMIN Aim citi ) * > mi > TO DIATII.
TliriiMfii In .Montreal llnrli-il Wlillo
1'lKlittni ; a UiitiKcroux Klre.
MONTREAL , Oct. 16. Three firemen were
lulled , and six badly Injuied at a firu this
afternoon at the chemical warehouse of Gil
| more & Co. The dead firemen are :
The body of Charpentler Is etlll burled
under tana of debris. King's arms Nverc not
recovered until late tonight. Of the Injured
the only ono likely to die Is Castlan
The flro raged with great fury , owing to
tint combustible natureot the great portion
ot the building's contents. The firemen
fought the flro courageously and after an
hour's work seemed to have the upper hand
At this stage the firemen weic distributed
In all parts of the building and were speed
ily drowning out the flames when with a
terrible crash the second floor gave way and
fell to the llooi beneath. The men below
were crushed under tons of timber and
I goods. The loss to property Is In the vl
clnlty of $100,000 ; Insurance , about one-half.
in : is ACCUMI ) oi < < MA.NY . Mtiunr.its.
Sii | M-i-t 'il of I'nlHonliitr Wife 111111 Clill-
ilruit mill Sluj IIIK Tlirrt' OlhrrN.
PIEDMONT. Mo. . Oct. 16. It Is believed
that tlii killing of his sister , his brother and
old man U'llhelm , by an ax. In the hands of
John Imhodcn , In Reynolds county , Is but
the sequel to the sudden deaths last May of
Imbodcn'H wlfo nnd two small children , all
of whom died within u week , and whom , It
Is now thought , Imtndcn poisoned , Tim
prisoner Is closely guaided In the Reynolds
county jail at Centervllle. Imbodcn Is a
.Mov oincntM of Oi'i'iin VCHNI-IM , Oct. 1(1. (
At New York Arrived Columbia , from
Hamburc : Palatla , from Hamburg ; Madlana ,
Horn St. KItts , etc. ; Adra. from Uarry ; Ex-
celnlor , from Gcesttmundn ; Norge , from
Copenhagen ; Sllngsby , from Samabaya , etc. ,
via Delaware Hiealiwater ; Coup.i , from Rio
de Janelio , etc. ; Armenia , from Boston ;
Lucanla , fiom Liverpool ; St. Paul , from
Southampton. Sailed Chateau , for Laflc ,
Uordeanx , etc.
At QurcriBtown Arrived Campania , from
Xtnv York foi Liverpool.
At Movllle Sailed Furnesla , for Now
At Rotterdam Sailed Spaardam , for Now
At Drowhead Passed Uovlc , from Now
York , for Liverpool. IT
At Klnsalc Passed Patcal , from New Or.
leans , via , St. Mlchaela , for Liverpool.
At Liverpool -Sailed J'avonla , for Iloston ;
Orion , for New Orleans ,
At Amsterdam Arrived--Calland , from
At Naples AnIved Cnm , from New York.
Failed Worm , for New York.
NEW } ORK. Oct. 1C. Tbo American liner ,
St. Paul , which arrived tonight , nlgbted her
dlsal.lvd sister ship , the Paris , on Tuesday
last la latitude 48.05 , longitude , 30 13. ,
not IIU.H IN TIII : IUISIMSS WOHI.D.
n > Stuff CUM Cniniinnj * Tlirnwii Into
the Ilitiiiln of n Hix-OlT r.
WILMINGTON , Del. . Oct. 1C. Before
J udgc Wales In the United. Slatrs circuit
| Cl ourt today , ex-Senator Anthony Hlgglnw
Cln nado application for the appointment ot
n ecelvcrs for the Uay State a1 * company of
J N'cw < Jersey , the principal olDen being
1 ocated ( here. Judge Wiilcs granted the
a ppllcatlon , and named Augustus McCaullcy ,
. aP iresldcnt of the Artisans' Savings bank of
I his city , and Dwlght Draman ot Boston
'ccelvers. ' Security In the sum of $26,000 was
cntandcd , The appointment ot receivers
clng only temporary , a rule was Issued
upon upon the ofllce of the company , rcturna-
ilo November 7 , restraining them from sell-
.ng or disposing of any of the company's
effects. The proceedings cre entirely ex
. Mr. Addlcks not bclug represented.
BOSTON , Oct. 16. The- Bay Slate Gas
ompany of New Jersey wis Incorporated In
889 , principally for the purpoaa ot con-
olldatlng the fourteen Ran companies then
itipplylng the city ot Boston. ThU company ,
n addition to obtaining control of all the
loston gas companies , subsequently ab-
lorbed the Brooklluc Gas company at a cost
it about $125,000.
The financial statement on January 1 ,
S9G , Is as follows : Capital stock , 15,000,000 ;
n tided debt : Boston United Gaa first raort *
gage sinking funds , gold , fifty years , $500
bonds , duo January 1 , 1939j Interest January
and July , $9,000,000 ; Boston Gas , second
nortgago 5500 bonds , duel. January 1. 1939 ,
ntcrcst January and July , $3,000,000 ; Bay
State Gas , Income per cent. $1,000 bonds , due
809 , $2,000,000 ; total stocks and bonds Issued ,
The authorlred Issues under- the mortgage
of 1SS9 wcro $12.000,000 , of which $7,000,000
Is secured by the Mercantile Trust com
pany , trustee of nearly oil the stock of
the Boston , South Bostoh , Roxbury and
Bay State ( of Massachusetts ) Oaa Light
company of Boston , the reported cost of
which to the company wcs $10,000,000. Of
.ho balance , $5,000,000 , $2,000,000 was rc-
icrvcd for betterment and Improvements
and $3,000,000 to acquire control of other
gas companies. An annual sinking fund ot
1 per cent nt the entire- Issue was pro
vided for and bonds can be drawn at 105.
Ml bonds Issued are deposited with the
Mefcantlle Trtist compahy. Now York ,
which Issued Its Boston Gas trust cer
PHILADELPHIA. Oct. " \ < 5. Hextcr Bros. ,
nholcsalo clothiers , credited with a capital
of $200,000. have failed. The liabilities arc
stated to be about $170.000.
ATLANTA. Ga. . Oct. 10 The Merchants
bang , ono of the oldest amt for many years
soundest financial Institutions In this city ,
closed Its doora thla morning , having made
an assignment for the benefit Its creditors
J. O. Oglcsby nnd Georgt , W. Scott are
named as assignees. Th failure was not
unexpected In financial circles , but Its an
nouncement created considerable excitement
among the bank's depositors , a largo crowd
of whom quickly gathered about the un
A notice posted on the door simply stated
that Iho bank had assigned , to J , M , Oglcsby ,
George W. Scott nnd George Wlnshlp and
that U was believed that all depositors
would bo paid In full. The failure of the
bank wns duo to the withdrawn ! of de
posits within the last fc\y days , caused by n
rumor to the effect that' Tax Collector A. P.
Stewart who had $49,000 on deposit there ,
has been asked by the bank officials not to
check .any of this money out. The ollllcals
deny that any such request was made. All
ot Stewart's checks wcro honored. Ho with
drew the $49,000 and that , coupled with the
withdrawals caused byi the rumor , occa
sioned embarrassment amfxltfivas 'dfremed
best to go Into llquldat c Thc amount
owed to depositors Is } 2 < f > wiJj There Is no
run on any of the other baunvf
LITTLE FALLS. N. Y , . < # * . 18 , rrccmiui ,
Ivcs & Co. , produce dealers , have assigned.
Liabilities and assets and tbc cause of the
failure as yet unknown. Thfirm was rated
at from $150,000 to $ .300,000. ,
MRS. UAVK MHItCKIl itf VKIIY IOW.
Wife ofOniiiliii'N CnnHrrcNKiiuiti S lr-
loiiHly Mole Mllli Tjjiliolil
WASHINGTON , Oct. lS.-j-Spcclal ( Tele
gram. ) The wife of Representative Mercer
Is lying seriously III of j typhoid fever at
his homo In this city , anil for that reason
ho will probably bo unauhj to leave for
Omaha until very late" In the campaign.
Mrs. Mercer has been * filclc far the past
week , nnd the disease la just now reaching
Its acute stage. She | s the recipient of
every attention In the jvny of nursing and
medical advice , and all her friends In this
city beltevo that she will t tit-over In a com
paratively short time , _ II r. Mercer had
hoped to be able to leav'o\Vashngton ] ! early
next week , In order that he might bo In
his district at Iho vvlndtip ot the campaign
W , H. Palmer has been appointed post
master at Laraont , Pundy county , Neb. ,
vice D , M. Palmer , resigned.
The following pension oiamlulng surgeons
have been appointed : N'curasVa , J. G , Camp
bell , at Ogallala , Iowa J. E. Holland , at
Mount Pleasant ; South IlcUota. G. S. Eddy
and C. V. Templeton. at Alplna ; E. 0.
Miller , at Brltton.
Thomas M. Knight has. been reappolntcd
elevator conductor In the public building at
DCS Molncs , la.
Miss Belle Ferris , housekeeper at Pine
Rldgo Indian school , and , Mrs. Bridget Uur-
dlck , baker at Slsseton' Agepcy school. South
Dakota , have resigned.
Alexander SI. Il9rthoU was today commis
sioned postmaster at Ord. la.
First Lieutenant Orimrjil M. Llssak , Ordnance -
nanco department , has been relieved from
duty at Bcnlcla Arsenal < Cal. , and ordered
to Inspection at Petersburg. Va. . Iron works.
Kiniit.\i : , AUMV cmci.n CIIAXOIS.
.Vevr AHHlKTiiinoiit of lU-Kiilnr TruoiiN
on tlio I'jU'Kln CoiiNt. .
WASHINGTON , Oct. IS. Under authority
conferred by the War department the com
mander of the Department of California
has made the folio * Ing' assignments to
posts trarefcrrcd to that department
from the Department of thn cast
and the Department of Missouri ; Third ar
tillery , to Angel Island , Sa.'n Francisco har
bor. which will bo headquarters , Colonel
Balnbrldgo and MaJor > -Durllug ; battery D ,
Captain Charles Humphrey ; battery II , Cap
tain J. O'Harn ; battery I , Captain II. C.
Davis ; battery A , Captain J. C. Hester ; bat- '
tcry L. Captain F. W , Hcjss , To the Pre
sidio , San Francisco : B&ttcry C , Captain J.
M. Lancaster ; battery FCaptaln R. J. Potts ;
battery Q , Captain J. B. lJurbank ; battery
K , Captain L. N. Smith. To Fort Mason ,
San Francisco harbor : -flattery E , Captain
S. Pratt. *
Fifteenth Infantry ? Headquarters , Colonel
Crofton and Lieutenant Colonel Parnell ;
company A , Captain A , H. Brlnkerhoff ;
company B , Captain 0 , F. Cooke ; company
F , Captain McGunnlglee , and company G ,
Captain O , A. Cornish , to Fort Bayard , N.
M. For Fort Grant , Ariz. : Company B ,
Captain E. S. Chapln ; compiny C , Captain
C. H. Conrad , To Fort Hunchuaca. Ariz. :
Company D , Captain A. \ \ \ F. Harts , and
company C , Captain T. P. Davis.
AItMi.MA > S MAY CMOhH TIIK OCKAX.
Sultan of Turkey OruntM n Hoiiie > .i of
WASHINGTON. Qot. 1C. Secretary Olney
Is In receipt of a telegraphic dispatch from
the American minister at Constantinople that
ho has at last obtained telegraphic orders
from the Porte to permit the departure to
the United States with , safe conduct to the
Ecaporto ot all the native Armenian women
and children whose husbands and fathers are
In the United , fitatn of America. The uub-
Ject Is ono that b.as bipn before the I'orto ,
and for which gratlfylug result crpdlt must
bo given -Mr. Terrell , t/ho has pushed the
matter with conspicuous fact , us wt.ll as
Indefatigable zeal ,
I'oncrx Di-nx thr JUnlit of
CONSTANTINOPLE Oct. 16. The embas
sies of the powers have cent an Identical
note to the porto refuting Its demand to be
accorded the right of searching foreign vts-
Hals lu Turkish waters for Armenians.
M'KINLEY Jj ] ' HAS A QUIET DAY
Indications Are that Saturday Will Bo n
Kccorcl Breaker at Onnton.
NOMINEE ON BLESSINGS OF PROTECTION
Trlln ii lli'li'u ; < loii from Wext Vlr-
Hint Tn r lit N a Good
Tliltur for ivi-r > Section of
tliv Ciiuutr ) .
CANTON , Oct. Ifi Congressman Codding
t the Fifteenth district ot Pennsylvania led
delegation of several hundred people from
ho Lehlgh valley to Mr. McKlnley's homo
his morning , and Introduced them as mlu-
ra , mechanics , business men and other cltl-
ens representing that vicinity. The party
organized In the towns of Bradford ,
, Wheeling and Carbon counties and
djacent territory. Their greetings to Major
IcKlnley wcro most cordial , and their
cmonstratlon was enthusiastic.
Tyler and Wetzel counties ot West Vlr-
Inla sent greetings to Major McKlnlcy
1th a delegation of representative citizens
n a special train of twelve coaches , which
eachcd Canton about noon. Slstcrvllle fur-
IsheU the greater part of the crowd , organ
ized as the Etklni Invlnclbles , named In
onor of Senator Elklns. The party greeted
.lajor . McKlnlcy with chccis. They were
ntrodilced by R. L. Moore and P. A. Shane.
Responding to the spokesman for the
: iklns Invincible * of Slnte'rvllle , W. Va. .
nd the delegations from Tyler and Wctcl
lountlcs , West Virginia , Major McKlnley
poke In complimentary terms of Senator
Skills , and after referring to the repub-
Ican victory In West IVrglnla tno years
: go , spoke hopefully of the republlcin
liance.i In that state In the present contest.
The nominee then entered Into a discussion
if the tar Iff Issue , In the course of which , he
The wny some of your orntor used to
: nlk to you of the t.irlff vvnx that It was a
good thing for the Ohio farmers nnd lahor-
LT. but u positive detriment to the West
VlrsInU farmer and laborer , at If It could
bcnellt the miner of Pennsylvania , but In-
lure thi- miner of Went Virginia As If the
ivhcnt nnd grain gronrr In Kans.tR , of the
beet producer of Nebraska would grow
rich l > y Its operations and the cotton and
ugar planters of Texas nnd Louisiana
ecome Impoverished under It. Time and
ngnln you have heard them declare Unit
while protcetlon might be n good thing
for KnMnnd It was n curse to the west nnd
notitli. You" know now , nftcr hnvlng liiul
three years' nnd a liulf experience under
i.irtlnl free trade , In vain did republican
speaker * and papcru remonstrate ngaliiHt
thin mndnens , hut nf no nvall ; and KO thn
people gave It n trial. With what result ?
IB It not true that p irtlal tree trade has In
jured us one nnd nil ? Is It not true the
i\rtlnl free trade ! m Injured every Inter-
> st and every Industry In the United
States ? Has not the government grown
Mteadllv poorer under Its dcKtructlve oper
ations ? Have not both producer and c n-
sumer been Injured ?
Continuing , Major McKlnley spoke at
cngth ot the prosperity ot the south under
he protective tariff , reminding his visitors
: hat the period of greatest prosperity was
after the co-called crime of 1873 , between
880 and 1S90. Ho Insisted that this pros
perity had been due largely to a protective
Among Major McKlnley's vUltora today
was a party coming from the northern pcn-
"nsula of Michigan. They were an the vvny
and started from Calumet nnd vicinity
Wednesday. The party was small and made
no formal demonstration , but called at the
house , where they had a friendly visit with
Colonel George IBoynton and Hon. Charlen
L. Wilson , the vanguard of the anti-Wilson
BUI I society of Maryland , which Is to visit
Major McKlnley tomorrow , reached Canton
today to make arrangements for the enter
tainment of the party here. They Hay that
the delegation will number at least 2,000.
Announcements already made up Insure
at least twenty-seven delegations tomorrow ,
nioro than have been announced In ad
vance for any other day up to date , though
with tlioso unannounced , several of the days
have had moro delegations.
11HVAV.S AShAUl.T O.V CHICAGO. |
i'lniiM I.nil ! for a S < TCM of Mt-vtliiKn I
.liiMt Ili-for.- ( Innicctloii. .
CHICAGO , Oct. 1C. When Mr. Bryan '
reaches Chicago at 4 o'clock on the after
noon of October 27 he will bo met by a
largo reception committee and several sli
ver marching clubs. Then ho will be put
In a cairlage with Chairman Thomas Gnhan
of the sliver democratic county committee
and with another carriage containing four of
thp biggest policemen that Mr. Gahau can
get from Chief Badcnoch following , Mr.
Bryan will bo driven to Arcade hall , corner
ot Sixty-fifth street and Wentworth avenue ,
where ho will make his first speech. Ho
will then speak In Bculcvard hall. Fifty-
fifth and Halstcd streets ; Gcrmaula hall.
Thirty-fourth nnd Hoisted streets ; Polish
school hall. Thirty-third and Laurel streets ,
nnd then ho will go to Tattcrsall's , where
the silver democrat ) ) Intend to hold a big
mass meeting , with' Mr. Bryan and Senator
Daniel of Virginia as the star speakers.
The next day , October 28 , Mr. Bryan will
speak In Battery D nt noon. Admission
to this meeting will bo by ticket. In the
evening ho will speak In Curran's hall , 352
Blue Island avenue ; Pulaskl hall. Elghtccntn
street and Ashland avenue ; Bohemian hall ,
Eighteenth street , near Ashland avenue ;
St. Paul's school hall , Ambrose street and
Hoyno avenue , whore a church fair will beheld
held ; the People's Institute , and ending
the day at the Second Regiment armory ,
Washington boulevard and Curtis street.
A meeting U being arranged for Mr
Bryan In the stock yards for the afternoon
of October 29. In the evening ho will speak
hi St. Stanislaus' hall , corner of Noble and
Bradley streets ; Lincoln Turnci hall , 1351
Dlvcrsey street ; Social Turner hall , 705 Ilel-
rnont avenue ; Muller's hall , 3C1 Nortli ave
nue , and North Side Turner hall. In North
Clark street , near Chicago avenue. Ho may
speak In the evening of October 30 , but the
places have not been selected.
l < * nki * of Silver Men.
CHEYENNE , Oct. 16. ( Special. ) An ar
ticle In one of the Denver silver papers
this morning created considerable excite
ment among the McKlnlcy men of this city.
The article was a purported Interview with
a Denver brokerage firm , In which the firm
stated It was authorised to bet $100,000 on
Bryan's election , and Intimating that the
money was being put up by eastern gold
men an\lons to hcdgo on bets they had
placed on McKlnlcy. In a vciy short tlmo
$2,500 was raised by tha Cheyenne men , and
a former resident of this place , now living
In Denver , was wired to call upon the Den
ver brokers and take bets to this amount.
In a veiy short tlmo word was received that
tha whole Interview was a fake , manufac
tured In the olllce of the newspaper pub
lishing It , and that the biokcrago firm not
only had no money to bet on Bryan but no
other parties In Denver mo betting that
WiltMon MtillH IIlH A
ATLANTA , Oct. 10. Thomas E. Watson
today wired the Atlanta Journal as follows
regarding the publication of his letter , mulled
to Chairman Butler , accepting the nomina
tion : "Mr. Butler mutt < Icclilo-as to the
letter. I did not wire Butler not to come.
On the other hand , I expressed a wllllflgneim
to sco the committee here , "
Mr , Wntson was Informed by telegram
that Chairman Butler had expressed himself
as preferring that Mr. Watson give out his
letter for publication , and the vice presi
dential candidate waa asked to authorize Its
lelcase. To this he replied with this brief
message. "Mr , Butler must decide , "
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Vntlicr Vorcc-ut for Nrbrntkn- * *
1'nlr , Slntlonnry Temperature
. ICntrnpy u-ul It iliiiH , Suipnt < , I.iml. 3
Honor for tlio Dead ArcliliMlinp ,
MelClnlry to the WeU \ IrglnlitiK ,
Hrntntloniil t'rlnut tliipirthril ut York.
2. WurkliiKiiipii'ft IntprrM In Soiiuil Monpy.
( 'ninpilgn In Norlliemt Nplir.ink- % .
llrjiin ItrrilM All Tulklng KrroriU.
.lolin K , Mcl.rnn Writes u Lot tor.
I. Snpt-rlnli-iulriitu nnd I'rlnilpilj Moi't.
Iu the field of iti-rtrlrlty. :
I. Killtorlul and Comment.
C , Illli-lii nrk'H Iteptlei to Illti-hrorlc.
AfTulrn nt Snutli Onmlm.
0. Count II Illufh I.onil Mutter * .
< ! < n lp from the ( irldlrnii.
7. ( 'oiiiinrri-liil nnd riimnrlnl Now * .
Week'n lliMlnrm lti < vle\vinl.
8. Trying lo Koh Itnrln Hum.
1'litln T.\rU from Clilnii.
0. ( Minimum Ililtler Nut So tVrtitln ,
World's W licit Crop I * Short.
I.oi ill It illnmiM nnd Ticket M-ulpcr * .
ConinilH-tloner Kleratcuil Tulk * I'olUlm.
0. Him SOIIK < uro .Mnile I'opulnr.
.Mi-mi of Ainerlciin I'llgrlini.
1. Clirtp .Moni-y itnil Illgli
Wlmt Sliver Minn OIVIIITH Sui-k.
a. "Men tuiil rare * . "
lilt * of r > niliilno ( Jniolp.
oiiK OF TIII : < : IMII\IS : i.v OHIO ,
Inrt Out oil a I'uiir DIIJH' Jiiiiriicy
Tlironuli the lliipkrjt * Mntr.
DAYTON , O. , Oct. 16. Ex-iGovernor R. A
\lger of Michigan , General Sickles , General
lownrd , Corpornl Tanner , Thomas J. Stew-
rt of Pennsylvania , George R , Marden of
ilassachusctts , Major John W. Hurt of Illl-
ids , Colonel J N. WnlKer , Mnjor George
I. Hopkins ot Delaware , General A. T
A'ycoft and others nrrlvcd hereat 8'30 this
nornlng In General Algcr's private car The
peakcrs were received by the local commit-
ce and tal.cii to the Soldiers' home In car-
lagcs At the homo they were received by-
bo governor. Colonel J. B Thomas , and
itaff nnd were driven through the avenues
The meeting was held In the Amuaemcnt
iark just outside the- homo grounds , nnd It
ias filled to the limit , 2,000 soldiers being
resent. The speakers were Generals Alger ,
toward , Sickles nnd Stewnrt , Corpornl Tnn-
ler. Major Marden , Colonel Wnlker nnd Ma-
SPRINGFIELD , O. , Oct. 16. The special
rain bearing the five union o Ulcers steamed
n from Dayton at 12-45 nmld the booming
f cannon from battery E , and the cheers
C 5,000 people from this and adjacent conn
lea. The officers had received ovations all
long the Miami valley from Cincinnati to
his place This city was Rally decorated
nd the generals wcie escorted fiom Dayton
jy n delegation headed by -Sppaker J
A'arrcn Kelfcr , oneof their comrades They
were met by the Grand Army posts hero A
land had been erected on the esplanade
nd after n short parade General Kelfer
s chairman ot the day , Intioduccd General *
Sickles , Howard nnd other members ot the
; > arty WoiKmen from the shops were given
ono hour to hear the speakers. A large
representation of Germans came to hear
General Slgcl , who was not present The
party at 1:30 : steamed out for Xcnla with th <
cannon booming along the wny from a fiat
car attached to their special train
CINCINNATI. Oct. 16. The Alger special
arrived hcic nt 7 a. m. today from Louis-
vlllp and at once resumed Its tour on the foi-
owing Itinerary In Ohio for the next four
da > a : Frldny. October 16 , Dayton , 8SO : a.
m. ; Springfield. 11:25 A. m. ; Xcnla , 1.30 p. m. ;
Washington Court Ilbnse , 2:15 : p. m. ; Chll-
licothe. 4:15 p. m. ; Clrclevlllo , 5:45 : p. m. ;
Columbus , 7 p. m , ( night meeting ) .
Saturday October 17 Zanesvlllo , 7:30 : a.
m. ; Mount Vernon. 10 n. in ; .Mansfield , 11:45 :
n. m. ; Tiffin , 1-15 p. m ; Walker. 2:15 p. m ;
Bowling Green , 3-10 p. m ; Plndlay , 5:20 : p.
n. ; Snndusky , 7 40 p. m. ( night meeting ) .
Suiidny. October 18 At Canton with Mc
Monday. October 19 Justus. 0 a. m. ; Now
'hlladclphla , 9.30 a. m. ; Urlrhsvlllc , 10.25 a.
m ; Dcntaon , 10,50 a , in ; Mlngo Junction ,
12 45 p , m. ; Steubcnvllle , 12.55 p. m. ; East
Liverpool. 2 p. m. : Young.stown. 4:15 : p. m. ;
Warren , 5 p. m. ; Cleveland , 7:30 : p. m. ( night
COLUMBUS , 0. . Oct 16. One of the big
gcst political demonstiatlons In the history
of the city wnfl , given In Columbus tonight
In ' honor of Genc'ial Alger'a pally There was
a ' parade In which 0,000 men paitlclpated
General ' Alger's party boarded the trolley
car "Electra" .it the Union depot nnd rode
down High street , icvlcwiiig the parade from
the car The meeting lit the paiK rink after
the parade was a monster one- . Fully 8,000
people were packed Into thu Immense build-
IllK ! < JInS' COMPI.M1KYI' TO mlAIIA.
Scliool Conitulxor | > Kiirollini-nt
Hi'Oi-roil to In Aniiiinl llt'iioi-l.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 10. Adjutant Gen
eral Rugglcs , In his annual report to the
secretary of war states that the number
of enlistments nnd re-enlistments during tbo
past year was 8,498 , S.C6 per cent be I HIT na
tives and the remainder naturalized citi
zens. The aptitude and Interest of the
( Undents under military Instruction at mili
tary colleges was gcncrnlly satisfactory
There was a decrease of 3,401 in attend
ance at these colleges , attributable to the
prevailing monetary depression.
A very complimentary reference Is mode
to the support the department has received 1
from the Omuha authorities In the case of
the High Hchonl , where all the pupils wcr ?
placed under eompulsory enrollment , with
ratifying results It In recommended that t
moro fiul'stantlal assistance bo given by the
government In the matter of supplying the
boys with arms nnd equipment * ! .
Attention Is called to the fact that the
gieat Htorm of September 29 last com
plctely Isolated the capital from the coun
try at largo and It Is pointed out that lu
tlmo of gicat excitement the scat of govern
ment might thus be cut off by ovil-mlndcd !
pcroons , uln-refoiD the necessity ot laying ;
wlies undeiground Is suggested
The number of desertions of the year was
1,375 , an Incrcaso nf 240 over the piovlous
\VIIIAT uitnin.sT i.v muni : vr.Aith.
lIlililliiK on Han I > 'rn ni-lxi-o I'roiluoi1
- Kic'linnui- Vi-ry Sj > lrli-il. (
SAN FRANCISCO , Oct. 10. Today's ses
sion of the San Francisco Produc-o exchange
wns the liveliest seen In many n day. Thu
greatest excitement prevailed and the bid
ding was exceedingly bplrltcd. May and De
cember wheat each closed 6 % points higher
than yesterday , reaching the highest flgurca
quoted for three * yearu. The majority nf the
call heard mere wcro long un wheat and en i-
thusiastically confident of continued ad 1- i1
vances In prlceu. At Hit ) close of the noon
session , December vshcat was quoted at
$1.41 % and May ut $ ! . .44V4At the nttcrnoon
session there was n drop , the market closing :
December , $1.40 ; May , $1.42 4.
Tl'G MAfMIIA Sl'.MC I.V COLLISION.
Tno , If > ol Tliriof tint Oru
llrovtuvil Oir n NIMI- York I11 IT.
NIW YORK , Oct. 16. The tug Niagara
was run down In the Nortli river , off the
American line pier , nt the foot of Fulton
street , by the steamboat Magenta this after
noon. The tug sunk three mluutc'b after
the collision. The crew jumped Into thu
river , and two are known to .havo been
drowned Three weio rescued. H could not
bo learned positively whether there vvcic
flvo or six men on the Niagara , . . If the creu
comprised six men , the list of drowned will
probably number three. The lost were *
JOHN SIMMS , coloicil , aged , 1 ! ) , cook't ,
FJRKMAN , unknown , called "Jimmy , the
SOMETHING NEW IN CRIME
is Credited with a Unique
| j/VES / THE WRECKING OF A TRAIN
I , . Ieo IN Aoouseil of InMirlim it
rli-nil'M l.lfo mill Tlu-ii ArrniiK-
ir to 1'rofiiri- * Denth unit
Collect tlio Premium.
YORK , Neb. , Oct. 16. ( Special , ) To
ditch the Burlington night flyer from Iho
east last night , In order to accomplish the
death of A. Blssell. a pissenger on that
train , nnd to eventually collect $10,000 acci
dent Insutanco carried In Illssell's name , arc
the outlines ot n plot In which W. L. Lee ,
n prominent photographer of York , Is
charged vvltht being the principal.
Details of thu affair were divulged by
Frank Mesplay , and the accused Is now lu
jail. Last night , before the train arrived ,
Mesplay , who was In the scheme , appeared
before- Agent D.ivls and briefly told him that
an attempt was to bo made to wreck the
train between Waco nnd YorU. The train
l dispatcher was wlreO , and the crew ot the
trnln put on the lookout. The train nrrlvcd
nt York safely , with the Intended victim
unharmed and unaware of his narrow es
cape.Mesplay gave himself up to the police as
n witness In the case , and also for protec
Leo was nrrested nt his home this mornIng -
Ing about 1 o'clock. U Is evident that , If
the attempt , wns to have * been made. Lee
became suspicious ot something nnd aban
doned the affair for the tlmo being. The
case promises to bo productive ot sensa
tional developments , nnd excitement hero
Is running high
Misplny vvns released from jail this mornIng -
Ing , nnd In an Interview with The Bee rep
resentative told this story "I was to get as
my share of the booty $5,000 , for helping to
ditch the westbound passenger train the
ono that gets here at 7'15 In the evening
between York and Waco , the first town east.
STORY OF THE PLOT.
In answer to the question If he would give
the exact spot , he alil. "No , the exact place
had not been decided upon by us If things
had gone as had been Intended , the wreck
would probably have happened n few mllea ,
or perhaps Icrs , east of the city. I left the
Times office , where I worked yesterday , nt
( > :30. : ate supper nnd then went to the home
of the section buss of the B. & M , and told
him that he had better take his rrd lampa
nnd run over the track between Wnco nnd
York , for there might be n bad wreck. I
went to the station ngcnt nnd told him about
It , nlfio. Ho wired the train dispatcher.
"I was placed under arrest an n witness ,
and I wanted to bo protected , ton. "
"What was the object ot ditching the
tinln ? "
"It was to put r.n Individual I will
not tell his name out of the wny. In other
words , kill him. " When he- was questioned
further , ho said ho would not npcak about
It more , until on the witness bland.
Leo was arrested on the charge of assault
with Intent to kill A. Blsscll , It developed
that n- few weeks ago Lee persuade-d Blsscll
to consent to allowing an accident Insurance
policy In a company ot New YorU for tbo
sum of $10,000 to be tanned In his name , and
In case of Dlincll'8 death , the. amount to bo
paid to W. L. Loe. who agreed to pay the
premium on the Insurance.
W. L. Leo denies all charges positively.
The charge upon which his arrest has been
brought Is for assault with Intent to kill
A. Blssctl on the 15th of last month. On
that night Blssell wan waylaid and narrowly
missed serious Injury from a largo rock
thrown from ambush. Thu affair of last
night accelerated Lee's arrest.
w. c. T. n. AVMr.1 * ii.ir.ATis.
l.lst of HIP lovvn MpiuliiTN Wlio Will
Atteiul flu * Niillonnl Coiix-iilloii.
BOONE , la. , Oct. 10 ( Special Telegram. )
The state Woman's Christian Temperance *
union convention today elected ai delegates
to the national convention at St. Louis :
Mrs. Roncna Stevens , Boonc ; Mrs. Carrlo
K. Godrcf , Clinton ; Mrs. Anna Edworth ,
Dos Molnts : Mrs Lorn A. Bennett , Mar-
Hhalltown ; Mrs Stella Penman , Rock RapIds -
Ids ; Mrs. F. A. McDowell. Washington ; Mrs.
J. B She-rler. Spencer ; alternates , Mrs. M.
A. Dolph. Fort Madison , Mrs M E. Curtis ,
Mount Vernon ; Miss Amy Ilalllilay , Crca-
ton ; Mrs D. F. Tclgley , Booho ; Mrs , M. A.
McGoncgal , Dta Molnca ; Mrs H. D , Weaver ,
Boone ; Miss Nellie Smith , Volga. Mrs.
Elolso EckenbccU of Rock Rapids waa
elected treasurer In placu of Miss Addle
Estoy , elected yesterday and asked to ro-
slgn this mot n Ing because she was not con
genial to the president. Resolutions wcro
passed condemning ministers and church
members for not working moro earnestly for
prohibition and voting for It.
KA.MC ov nvimv KASII.V itoiuinu.
Thief ( ii'lH A ivity vvllli .Si-vi-n Iliinilrcd
Dollni'H on \VIit-i'l. . T
WEBSTER CITY , la. , Oct. 16. ( Special
Telegram. ) The Bank of Hardy was robbed
yesterday by n sneak thief of $700 and a
number of valuable papcrn. Hnidy Is n *
small town north of here. The bank In In
a grocery store. At noon n htrangcr , who
I arrived In town on a bicycle , entered with
I a Jug , asking for molasses , Whllo the clerk
was In the cellar filling the order the man
robbed the ban ! : . The loss was not ills-
covered until p. few hours afterward , when
a. business man of thu place came In to
cnim n check. The robber escaped on hU
wheel , nnd has not been captured ,
Cur ruinliip u Si-It Icil Fnct.
JEFFERSON , la. , Opt. 16. ( Special. )
| Commercial nffalis In thin flection are almost
at a standstill on account of the scarcity of
freight cars , which has reached the point of
a genuine famine. Shippers ate unable to
secure anything like the transpoitatlon fa
cilities demanded ; eillm and warehouses are
bursting with grain and t > tll ! the farmers
continue to haul In the stuff. The difficulty
was started by AnnourV orders to shell nml
.ship hln thousands of bushels ot corn that
have been held In this pait of the state for
ten monthti , and the advance In prices the
past month has resulted In Immense
amounts of corn nnd oal being thrown upon
the maiket , The Noithwcstcrn railroad In
keeping Its tracks hot with extras , but tha
congested condition of affnlra docs not ma
ArrmiKlui ; for ( mini niiriunitini-iif.
DES MOINES , Oct. 16.Special. ( . ) The annual -
nual encampment of the Iowa Nntlonal
Gunrd next summer will bo held In Den
.Molnes. The agreement has been arranged
between the ndjutnnt central and the park
commlssloneiH of Des Molncs by which the
I four regiments constituting the First nnd
Second brigades will all camp at Wavoland
park. It has been euatomury In the past
to hold separate ( ninpx foi all tbo regl-
I mcnts , but the entlro gunid will ho mo-
In ouo camp next year.
MI HICKS WI.VS 1 % HDI'UIIMi : CO U JIT.
Victory Which Mu > - 1,1-uil lo Coiiuictl-
Iliiu of Dli'Mili'il Iliillnuv Itooji ,
CHICAGO , Oct. 16- The mpreme court la
session at Ottawa handed down a decision
today In the Union Klcvated Loop case HUIS-
talnlai ; the finding of the appellate court ,
which held that action cf H property owner ,
when attacUliiK the tisn of a public street
far public purpose * , Jks not In chancery ,
but in n suit for dairipgt-s.
This Is n complete victory for the Yoila-s
Interests and It ID stated that -tho bulldlnu
of the elevated railroad loop on Van Uureu
s'reet and Wnbash avenue will bo pushed
to completion at cmco ,
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