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    The Omaha Daily
KSTA11LISHKI) JUNE 10, 1871.
Xodj Found at Ilceville Poeitiyely Identi
fied m that of Chicago Murderer.
Chicago Dentist Bacagnisea tha Qold
Orewned Teeth He Fillai
It and tha Lettere RernoYe Lut of the
Faint Doubu
tVlres Chief O'Xeil from Itlrevllle that
Identification la omplrtf-Story
of Bartholla'a Hereat
Mad Wanderings.
RICEVILLE. Ia.. Sept. 7. The body
which wa burled here yesterday morning
and which waa believed to be that of Wil
liam Bartholin, waa exhumed thla after
noon and positively Identified aa that of
the Chicago double murderer.
The Identification waa made by William
Mitchell, a brother of one of Bartholin's
victims, and Detective Andrew Rohan of
Chicago, who arrived here this morning
from Chicago. Dr. A. J. Coey of Chicago,
who came here with Detective Rohan, cut
out the lower Jaw of the dead murderer,
which contained the two gold crowned
teeth which have figured so largely In the
description sent broadcast throughout the
country for purposes of Identification. The
Jaw will be taken to Chicago by the de
tective. Bartholin's body waa found last Friday
afternoon about six miles from Ricevtlle,
as told in the Associated Press dispatches
last night, by J. 0. Pratt, a resident of
Ricevtlle. Mr. Pratt was driving to Elm
and when parsing a flax field saw the body
lying against a stack of flax. Thinking
It was a man asleep, he paid no attention,
but on returning found the man still there
and upon Investigation discovered he was
dead, with a revolver lying by his left
Coroner T. 3. Carpenter was notified and
the body waa moved to an undertaking es
tablishment at Rlcevllle. There J. B. Mc
Cook, editor of a Rlcevllle psper, discov
ered that the dead man bore a striking
resemblance to the published plcturea of
the Chicago murderer. Inquiry here de
veloped that Bartholin came to Rlcevllle
August 6, before the bodies of Mrs. Barth
olin and Miss Mitchell were discovered.
Thomas Phee, a contractor doing some
work here for the Great Western road,
advertised for laborers In Chicago on Au
gust 5, offering free transportation to the
place of work. Among thoaa who re
sponded was Bartholin, who hired under
the name of George Edwards. He worked
at the construction work for but half a
day and haa since been working on a
threshing machine and In the harvest
Id until last Saturday morning, when
he was-last area leaving-RicevtHe In the
direction of the place his body was found.
Text of the Confession.
The text of the confession left by the
aulclde, aa made public by Dr. T. 8. Car
penter, coroner of Howard county, fol
lows: To Whom It May Concern: I want to
atate I am the Bartholin the police are
looking for. Also wish to certify I had
no asnlstance of any kind from anyone.
Thompson, Clalty and Counselman are all
aa Innocent aa an unborn child and should
be freed at once.
I cannot go Into details In regard to
the crimes. They were not planned. It
was all Minnie and I could do. Mv mind
Is wandering. Bueh a drop In life In a
short time. Two months ago traveling In
the best of company: today living the Ufa
of hoboes, a murderer.
I intended to go- into details and tell
all. but I can't get my mind centered.
Even my handwriting Is disgraceful. Hut
above .all things. I ask. clear everybody
from under suspicion. There Is no second
party; I am the lust.
In the note signed Bartholin there Is
evidence of great mental stress. After
the words "It was all Minnie and I oould
do" comes an Illegible scrawl, clca-ly
abowlng that the wr ter had no intention
to connect the girl with the crimes to
which he referred In the preceding sen
tence. At the same Is apparent
that Bartholin and Miss Mitchell shared In
aome trouble to which the au'rlde referred.
Several notea to Bartholin, algned "M. M."
and Identified by William Mitchell as the
handwriting of hta sister, were turned over
to the brother, who seemed eager to prevent
their publication. One la a specimen of
the rest. It Is addressed to "Dear Will"
and Informs the recipient that the girl
could not meet him that night. Two of
these missives are a'gned "Your Darling
Sweetheart, Minnie." All are dated In
Chicago during April. The confession was
written on note paper and dated August
SI, the day on which Bartholin is believed
to have killed himself.
Remalas at Hotel Five Days.
The fugitive murder r reached Rlcevllle on
August . one day before thj discovery In
Chicago of the body of Minnie Mitchell
and three days before the remains ot his
murdered mother were found.
He worked half a day on a Chicago Great
Western railroad bridge here. That even
ing he registered at the Wilkes bote! as
George Edwards, telling the c'.erk he was
111 and wanted a secluded room. He took
advantsge of the plea of Illness to hare
bis meals sent to his room and to av:ld
notice by remaining In his apartment.
Wilkes, the proprietor of the hotel, aiy
Bartholin was at his place live daya before
starting off into the country, In aearch of
work. When he had gone and tha news
paper plcturea of the fugitive found cir
culation hero, no one thought of associat
ing him with the Chicago Crimea.
Bartholin found ready employment aa a
harvest hand on the farm of John Hlgglna,
where ha worked for a week. No one thee
can recall having seen blm read a news
paper and a few at work on the farm had
yet to learn ot the Bartholin myatery, the
harvest aeason having been at its height
and little opportunity being f.und for news
paper perusal. When the fugitive had fin
Ished work at the Hlgglna farm he went to
Charles Hoeft's plsce across the plain.
Three days' work there ended the harvest
making and then Bartholin returned on
the afternoon of Auuit 30 to the Wilkes
hotel. The next day, it Is supposed, ha
killed himself. At all events, it is cob
aidered certain that he wrote his farewell
confession in the Wilkes hotel on August
SO, before seeking the spot at which he com
mitted suicide, la Dsn McConnell's flsx fl-ld,
close to the farm of John Higg ns.
Woman losshl la AI4 Hint.
It developed here today that Bartholin had
been In correspondence with an unknown
woman la Chicago who had endeavored to
aid blm financial!) after his arrival here.
(Continued an Second Page.)
Major Who Reported Water Care Ar
rives to Declare that Philippines
Are Farina; Well.
MANILA, Sept. 7. Captain J. J. Peresh
lng, who Is In command of the American
force at Camp Vicars, Mindanao, reports to
General Chaffee that several ot the Moro
chiefs whose forces have attacked Amer
icans, hare rejected all friendly overtures
and that he has been unable to reach any
understanding with them. The bresklng
of negotiations with the Moros, Captain
Pc reining reports, will probably bring on
a crisis In the Moro situation. It is be
lieved In Manila that a renewal of Moro
attacks will result In retaliation by the
American force The military record
shows that since the Bayan fight last Msy
the Moros bsve made twelve attacks on
American soldiers, killing four Americans
and wounding twelve. Including one officer.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 7. Major Cor
nelius Gardener, who reported that the
water euro and other forms of torture were
used against the natives In the Philippines,
bss arrived here on the transport Buford.
The report was made In December last
while the major was civil governor of the
province of Tayabas.
"I do not know that I am to be called to
Washington," said Major Gardener. "I
will report to the military headquarters
here at once."
"Your friends say," suggested a repor
ter, "that every effort is being made to pre
vent you from proving the truth of your
The major answered: "I made my re'
port as I saw things and as I saw them to
be true, as a matter of duty and con
scientiousness, and for the information of
Governor Taft and the government. I con
sidered the report in the nature of confi
dential information and not for publica
tion." "Had you any idea, major, that the docu
ment might be used for political purposes?"
the major was asked.
"Politics! Politics! Why I have never
mixed in politics of any sort. My politics
consists of (he declaration of independence
and the golden rule. The civil government
In the Philippines has had difficulties to
contend with, but they are now gradually
disappearing. I believe civil government
to be a success In the islands, and I be
lieve the work done by the civil govern
ment In organizing provincial government
will stand aa a monument to an honest and
able administration. The better classes
of the natives the educated classes ap
preciate the difficulties and approve of the
efforts made by the commission."
Fears Entertained at Panama that
Herrera Was Successful at
Aaraa Dnlce.
PANAMA. Colombia, Sept T. The gov
ernment general Morales Berti, who has
been beselged by the insurgent forces under
General Herrera at Agua Dulce, haa prob
ably been defeated.
The government gunboats returned here
last night from an exploring expedition.
Officers of the expedition report having
landed at . Teguata,. where the Insurgent
garrison was defeated after a alight skir
mish. A few Insurgent prisoners were cap
tured and it Is from these men that the
news of the government's defeat at Agua
Dulce has been obtained.
General Berti had been besieged since
July 18. The troops of his command must
have Buffered terribly from lack of sup
plies during the last days ot the siege and
it Is said they were compelled to eat horse
flesh. Up to August 30 General Berti bad
not surrendered, but since that date he Is
believed either to have done so or to have
forced his way out of Agua Dulce. General
Bertl'a brave and heroic defence ot Agua
Dulce has been admired even by the in
surgents as one of the most brilliant pagea
In the history ot the present revolution.
Early In August the port ot Agua Dulce
was captured by the insurgents and the
government gunboat Boyaca, with rein
forcements for Gene-"' erl. also fell Into
their handa. These facta, coupled with the
acarclty of government troops at Panama
and Colon, made it Impossible for General
Balszar, governor of Panama, to render
Berti assistance. In government circles,
however, the hope is still entertained that
General Berti has forced his way out ot the
bealeged town, but there is nothing to con
firm this suggestion. If General Berti
were defeated It is believed tbat General
Herrera could have prolonged the insur
rection for a few months.
It Is understood here that the govern
ment will take no active steps against the
Insurgents at Agua Dulce until the ar
rival here of the new Colombian war ves
sel Bogota, which haa been purchased at
Seattle, Wash., by Senor Concha, the Co
lombian mtnlater at Washington. Psnama
and Colon are both atrongly protected.
Baroa Schwartseneteln Saye There is
No Prospect of aa Aaahassador-
hip. Already.
NEW YORK. Sept. 7. Baron von Munn
von Schwartxensteln, German minister
plenlpotenary at Pekln and formerly mtn
later and charge d'affalra of the kaiser at
Washington, emphatically denies the stories
which have been published that he Is about
to be appointed ambassador to the United
States. He declares that he has no reason
to believe that the German government
contemplates, for the present, sny change
whatsoever In Its representation at Wash
ington. Baron von Munn. who haa been visiting
friends st Newport, and at Bar Harbor, ail'.a
on Tuesday for home on a six-months'
leave of absence.
Two Firms Sead Aareata (a Spain aa
Recommendation af British
LONDON, Sept. 7. A dispatch to the
Dally Mall from Malaga, Spain, says that
as a result of the British consul at that
place having called, attention to the open
ing tor British trade,the agents of two
American firms are now there prospecting
for the construction of two new rallroadi.
"Helping our Rivals," la the headline given
by the paper tor this dispatch.
Uaverament of Pern Wan Id Like ta
Have Their Materials Admitted
Free af Daly.
LIMA, Peru. Sept. 7. The government
has presented te the Chamber of Deputies a
project for the reduction ot the varloua
Important custom duties. It Is proposed
to reduce the duty on paraffin te 20 per cent,
and printing presses, types, paper and ink
tor newspapers are to be admitted tree.
Roosevelt Special Will Pull Into Omaha at
4:20 in Afternoon.
Senator Millard to Consult with Sen
ator Dietrich aad Congressman
Darkett aa to President's Trip
Through Nebraska.
S. fy, 'rd is In receipt of a telegram
from ' ""ortelyou, private secretary
to Preside. -elt. giving tentatively
the latter'a lu Nebraska, and leav
ing Senator Mill.. . ork of perfecting
the plans for rec. ,t In the various
As Is well known, the senator has been
working In conjunction with the board of
governors of the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben in
planning for the reception at Omaha, but
not until this time could definite plana be
The most important point In the senator'a
advices la that the presidential train will
reach Omaha at 4:20 p. m. September 27.
This admits of a daylight carriage drive be
fore dinner. If desired.
Senator Mllard has asked Senator Diet
rich to confer with him In regard to the
reception at Hasting , ar.d the latter reached
Omaha Sunday evening, expecting to meet
Senator Millard today. Congressman Bur
kett will be consulted In reference to the
reception at Lincoln. Senator Millard has
special directions for the local committees,
which will be Imparted at the proper time.
Dr. William T. Wilson of Philadelphia
elected to Supervise Filipinos
at St. I.onls.
NEW YORK, Sept. 7. Governor Taft of
the Philippines has appointed Dr. William
T. Wilson of Philadelphia special com
missioner to represent the Philippine gov
ernment In the preparation of the extensive
exhibit which Governor Taft Intends shall
be made at the St. Louis exposition.
The government of the Philippines will
participate in the exposition on a large
scale In order to demonstrate the re
sources of the Islands to the world. Dr.
Wilson Is In New York consulting with
President Francis of the exposition on the
character and scope of the exhibit which
will occupy forty acres. The appropria
tion for It already exceeds $500,000. Dr.
Wilson Is at present director of the Phila
delphia museums. He is a graduate ot
Harvard and for years was an Instructor
of botsny In that university. He resided
In Germany several years pursuing studies
in his science and received the degree of
doctor of science there. He waa director
of the School of Biology at Pennsylvania
university, from which Institution he was
called to his present office In Phllapel
phla. ' He la a member of a large number of
scientific societies and associations at home
and abroad. Dr. Wilson haa appointed Dr.
Gustave Nlederllng to take charge of pro
motion and Installation of the exhibit. Dr.
Nlederllng represented the Argentine re
public at the Paris exposition of 1885 nd
at Chicago tn 1893. He haa been connected
in a scientific capacity with nearly every
exposition in the last twenty years and at
various timea has conducted scientific ex
peditions In various parts ot the world.
Four Persons Sacrifice Blood . When
White Folka Insult Mr. Taylor,
Who Is Black.
OSCEOLA. Ark., Sept. 7. Two men fatally
shot and two seriously wounded Is the re
sult of a fight between three white men and
a negro on a passenger train near here this
afternoon. , '
"Bldy" Taylor, a negro, boarded the train
and walked Into the coach for white passen
gers, saying he proposed to find seats for
two negro women. He was told by a pas
senger tbat he was In the wrong car. Tay
lor, It la said, then drew a revolver and be
gan firing Indiscriminately. H. O. Fisher
of Rosa, Ark., was shot probably fatally.
R. Hume, also of Rosa, was wounded mor
tally by a bullet from the negro's pistol.
E. W. Shulte, who Is a traveling man, was
seriously, although not dangerously hurt.
Humo fired upon the negro, the ball striking
Urn Id the breast. Taylor waa arrested and
brought to the Osceola jail tonight, while
the two wounded men were placed in a hos
pital here. At midnight It Is reported thst
a mob is being formed for the purpose of
lynching Taylor. Hume and Fisher are well
known men ot Rosa.
Injury to Their Friends In Kansas
City Joint Marks Beginning; of
Another Crusade.
KANSAS CITY. Sept. 7. The raid on a
joint in Kansaa City, Kan., last night by a
doxen churchmen, during which one man
was shot and stabbed and another aertcusly
hurt, has aroused a bitter war between
the churches and the joints. A msss meet
ing of 600 church people waa held in the
Washington street Methodist church today,
at which a fund of 1500 was raised with
which to begin a crusade against the joints.
The church men who were arrested by the
police last night were refused ball until a
committee from the mass meeting today
waited upon County Attorney Enrlght and
prevailed upon him to arraign tho men that
they might be released.
Audrew Mathey, proprietor of the Jo'nt,
fearing more trouble haa gone to the Mis
souri side of the line. The county at
torney has assured the church people that
he will close the Joint tomorrow. Paul W.
Radamacker, who waa shot and atabbed, la
In a precarious condition.
Old-Time Enemies Could Nat Paae
Wlthoat Engagtlaa; la Bloody
DURANT. I. T., Sept. 7. A bloody battle
waa fought about ten milea eaat of here last
night between Rev. W. F. Whaley and his
two sons. Alt and Ernest, on one side, and
J. H. and J. A. Rtohardson and tbelr brother-in-law,
Mr. Watenberger, on the other,
In which the elder Whaley w'aa killed and
Alt, bia aon, had both arms shot to pieces,
and J. A. Richardson received a severs flesh
wound In the thigh. There bss been trouble
between the Wbsleys and Rlchardaona for
the laat few months and yesterday the two
parties met on the highway..
Dealaoa Helpers Get Busy.
DENISON, Texas. Sept. 7. The strike of
helpers in the machine shops of the M s
sourl, Kanssa A Texis here. Involving about
260 persons, has been settled. The men re
turn to work tomorrow. Soma af their de
meada ware granted.
Are Carried from Ship by Dorkhande
and Placed Aboard a Chi
cago Special.
NEW YORK, Sept. 7. In a specially con
structed mortuary chapel on the upper
deck of the steamer St. louls, which
reached dock today, were the bodies of
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie L. Fair, victims of
an automobile accident in France. The
chapel waa draped heavily in black, caught
up In broad bands of white ribbon and
rare floral offerings were bsnked around
the bier in great profusion. The casketa
were consigned by Henry de Bourniel to
Hermann Oelrlchs. They were removed to
the Grand Central depot and placed on the
palace car Ben Wyxls, which wss attached
to the Chicago Special, which left at 8
o'clock. It waa not known to the passen
gers ot the) ship that the bodies were on
board until noon on Friday, when the ship
was a little more than twenty-four hours
from Sandy Hook. In some way the news
spread through the salon dining room
while the passengers were at luncheon and
created Intense excitement. From that
time until the ship reached Its dock great
Interest prevailed among the passengers
and many applications were made to Cap
tain Passow for permission to view the
mortuary chamber, but all were refused.
Even after the ship docked and the bodies
were removed the officials refused to allow
any one except the immediate relatives who
came to claim the bodies to enter the
It waa after 9 o'clock this morning when
two plain black hearses, with closely
drawn curtains, drove on the dock, fol
lowed by an ordinary public carriage. In
the carriage were Mra. Herman Oelrlchs
and Mra. William Vandcrbllt, jr.. sisters of
Mr. Fair. They were met at the pier by
agents of the New York Central railroad,
and Colonel Jay, who attended to the de
tails of having the bod lea removed to the
lower floor of the pier, where they were
placed in the second csbln waiting room.
It was asserted by the quartermaster who
stood guard at the gang plank that Wil
liam K. Vanderbilt, jr., was also on the
pier and waa on the ship at the time the
bodies were taken oft, but if so he did not
Join the others In the waiting room, nor
did he go to them from the pier when the
bodies were taken away.
An undertaker from Trinity chspel took
charge and in the presence of the two sis
ters the plain pine boxes were moved. In-
l side these boxes was a wrapping of heavy
lead, hermetically seated. This wss opened
and the caskets removed. Each body
rt-aUd in a plain casket of maple, un
polished and unadorned with trimmings of
any kind save four broad bands of silver,
which were bound about each shell and
riveted In place.
The caskets were boroe in the hands of
dock laborers, called from the gang which
was already at work breaking out cargo
from the ship to the waiting hearses. Six
to each casket, dressed In blue jumpers and
overalls, the picture Of these sturdy work
men acting as pallbearers was only an
other striking commentary on the utter
lack of display which marked the entire
reception ot the bodies.
Neither Mra. Vanderbilt " nor Mr. Oel
rlchs would give any Inforryatlon as to the
final disposition that woa beToade of -the
bodies. The hearses, however, left the pier
about 1 o'clock, followed by the single car
riage containing Mrs. Vanderbilt and Mrs.
Oelrlchs. They were driven direct to the
Grand Central depot, where the caskets were
placed In the palace car Ben Wyzls. Later
they were removed from the car and taken
to an undertaking establishment, but shortly
before the departure of the special they
were returned to the car Ben Wyzie. The
caskets were placed side by side In the rear
tectlon of the car. On that containing the
body of Mrs. Fair was a large cross of white
roses, on the other an Ivy wreath.
Motor Cars oa Fort Snelltng; Line at
' St. Paul Meet with Terrlflc
ST. PAUL, Sept. 7. Two electric cars on
the Fort Snelllng line collided this evening
and ten persons have been taken to the
city bcspital from Injuries received in the
wreck. A motor car and trailer were re
turning from the fort heavily loaded with
passengers. Approaching from the city
was a heavy single car, the headlight on
which had been extinguished. It is not
known yet just who was to blame for the
accident, but the cars met at full speed.
The motor car and trailer from the fort
were broken Into splinters and the pass
engers ground and crushed beneath the
The list ot those injured la as follows:
J. F. Foy, motorman.
Robert Burns.
William Brown.
Otto Bens.
B. C. Hennlnger.
V. Van Beck.
H. J. Btrachota.
F. W. Olllnshaw.
Nels Johnson.
Emit Gottwald.
Nona are fatally injured.
Mass Meetlna; at Chicago t'harch Cen
aarea Many for Conditions la
CHICAGO, Sept. 7. Sentiments of a radl
ral nature, censuring President Baer, Gov
ernor Stone of Pennsylvania, President
Roosevelt, and mine owners generally, and
blaming them for the condition now exist
ing in Pennsylvania, were expressed by
speakers at a mass meeting at the First
Methodist church tonight, and the expres
sions were applauded by the audience.
Immediate arbitration of the difficulties
bet we n the miners and the corporations was
the keynote of the meeting and resolutions
appealing to Governor Stone to act In the
matter were adopted. Pastors, lawyers and
sociologists were among the speakers.
The meeting was the result of an appeal
by the committee of one hundred, which was
organised by the local carpenters' union a
week ago. Bishop Fallows presided and
among the speakers were Judge Dunne, Dr.
Thomas of the People's church. Rev. J. P.
Brushlngham of the First Methodist. Dr.
Strong of the Oak Park Congregational, Rev.
Dr. Swift and Clarence S. Darrow.
Joha Bandera Is Arrested aa the Slayer
af Joha Pldock la
POCATELLO. Idaho. Sept. 7. John San
ders was arrested today in Cornish, Just
over the Idaho line in Utah and lodged In
Jail here, charged with the murder of John
Pldock at Downey, on August 21. Pldock'a
body was thrown on a pile of burning ties
and It waa a mass of roasted flesh when
found. Robbery la aupposed ta have been
the motive.
P resident Booaerelt Royally Entertained by
City ef Chattanooga,
Goes Over Historic Battlefield at So
Smart a Gait that Several Mem
bers of Hla Party Are
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Sept. 7. Presi
dent Roosevelt wss the guest today of the
citizens of Chattanooga and right royally
they entertained him. He came to Chat
tanooga primarily to attend the national
convention of the Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Firemen and tomorrow he will be the
guest of the railroad mra, but todsy Chat
tanooga as a whole entertained him. From
early morning until late this evening he
was driven from one historic place to an
other and the details of the battles that
have msde this city famous were explained
to him by men who were participants in
the struggles. The battlefields of Chlrka
mauga. Missionary Ridge, Orrhsrd Knob
and Lookout Mountain were driven over.
Tonight he attended the First Baptist
church, of which Rev. J. W. Brougher Is
the pastor.
The presidential train arrived here
promptly at 8:30 a. m. There was a larre
crowd at the station and, notwithstand
ing the day was Sundsy, the president waa
accorded a warm welcome.
A committee, composed of Governor Mc
Mlllln, Mayor A. W. Chambllss, Congress
man John A. Moon, General II. V. Boyn
ton, General A. P. Stewart and Captain
J. P. Smart, members of the Chirkamauga
Park commission; General A. W. Wylle
and Captain J. W. Shlpp, entered the pres
ident's car and welcomed him to the city.
Trolley cars were In waiting and after the
formal greeting was over the start for the
Chlckaraauga battlefield waa made. At the
entrance to Chlckaraauga park the Seventh
United States cavalry, under command of
Colonel Baldwin, which acted as the pres
ident's escort through the park, waa
drawn up. The president, with General
Boynton. president of the psrk commis
sion, mounted horses and after the other
members of the party had entered car
riages the drive through the park began.
Seta Too Fast n Pace.
The cavalcade was hardly under way be
fore the president started his horse at a
sharp trot and for a mile and a half led
the regiment a merry chase over the bat
tlefield. The pace was so hot that several
of the troopers were unhorsed and it was
necessary to call the ambulance corps Into
Atter Inspecting a portion of the field
the president stopped at the camping
grounds of the regiment and reviewed the
regiment, together with the Third bat
tery of field artillery, under command of
Captain Nlles. The review took place
upon the spot where thirty-nine years ago,
on- a Sunday morning, the confederate
brigade of General Manlgault of Hind
man'a division waa repulsed In a desperate
charge by a portion of General Wllder's
brigade of cavalry. i, ; - ...
:.At.thei neluslott.oJ the review,, the
Seventh cavalry went through their new
callsthenica drill. The troopers were dis
mounted and to the accompaniment of the
band performed their evolutions. Tho
president at first waa disinclined to wit
nets a drill on Sunday, but upon its be
ing represented to him that the mer were
particularly anxious that he should see
the drill as this was tho only oppor.unlty
he would have to do so, he consented.
Lunucheon was served soon afterward and
then divine services, which the president
attended, were held on the park grounds.
Prayers, Cheers and Applause.
The services were conducted by Evan
gelist Porter and were of a very impressive
nature. At their conclusion the president
made a short address to the soldiers. He
complimented them upon their soldierly ap
pearance and also for the splendid drill
they had executed. He said he had enjoyed
his ride with thom very much. His re
marks were frequently Interrupted by
clapping and when he concluded the sol
diers, led by Colonel Baldwin, gave him
three hearty cheers. The president also
complimented the members of Troop D of
the state guard, under command of Captain
Fyfe, which formed a guard of honor at
the depot and which also accompanied him
on his visit to Lookout Mountain.
At the conclusion of the president's re
marks, and as he was about to depart from
the field, the soldiers called for "Garry
Owen," the selection of the atralns of which
the Seventh cavalry went Into the battle
of the Little Big Horn, where Custer and
so many other brave men lost their Uvea.
"Yea, give ua 'Garry Owen," " said the
president. The band struck up the spirited
march and rendered it amid cheers from
the crowd.
A very pleasing Incident occurred shortly
before the president resumed his Inspec
tion of the battlefield. A delegation of
cltlzena of Georgia, headed by H. R. Harper
oi nome, presented to blm a cane cut from
the Chlckamauga battlefield. It is of hick
ory, with a silver head and band aultably
On the head is the following: "Presented
to President Roosevelt by citizens of the
Seventh congressional district of Oeorg a,
September 7, 1902." On the band are the
names of six of the generals who partici
pated In the battle of Chlckamagua Long
street. Wheeler, Hood, Roeecrans, Thomas
and Boynton. Tha Seventh Georgia dlat
trlct waa the home of President Roosevelt's
mother and he alluded to this fact In ac
cepting the gift.
From Hla Mother's State.
The presentation speech was made by
Hon. Moses Wright of Rome, to which the
president responded as follows:
My Dear Mr. Wright: I cannot say how
touched and pleased I am. 1 can imagine
no gift that would have pleased mw more
than to have the young men from my
mother's state present me this cane with
the names of six generals, three of whom
wore the blue and three of whom wore the
gray, hut whose descendants and klnfolk
are equally loyal to the flag as It now Is I
want to mention one curious thing. You
have on here General Wheeler's imme I
served under him at Santiago. General
Hood fought In command of the southern
army. One of hla sons was In my regi
ment and fouKht with great gallantry. I
am so much obliged I can t tell you how I
appreciate It. No gift could have been
more appropriate, given in pleasanter spirit
und exactly at the right time. I thank you
most warmly.
When he resumed his inspection of the
battlefield the president dispensed with the
cavalry escort and entered a carriage with
General Boynton. Secretary Cortelyou and
Acting Grand Master Hannahan ot the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, whoae
convention begins here tomorrow. Snod
graas tower, which is seventy feet high, was
soon reached and, notwithstanding the warm
weather, the preatdent walked to the top,
where a splendid view of the battlefield was
obtained. General Boynton and Captain
Smart pointed out the many points of inter
est and explained tha positions occupied by
tbs different commands. The president was
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Powder Magaslae F.xplodes, Killing
One, Wonndlni Othera and Shak
ing; Earth for Miles.
BOSTON, 8e'pt. 7. One of the powder
magazines at old Fort Wlnthrop on Gov
ernors Island, upper Boston harbor, blew up
this afternoon with a detonation that was
beard at points twenty miles awsy. The
cause of the explosion Is not known.
Albert H. Cotton, msrrled, of Sommer
vllle, who was killed, and five Injured were
brought to the city by the police boat, and
while It Is believed that this Is the extent
of the casualties It is possible that others
may be found suffering from the force of
the concussion.
The injured are:
James Crowley, aged 21.
Christian Kntidsen, aged 39.
Charles Flannagan, aged 23.
Dennles J. Swanson. aged 24.
Paul Barry, aged 26.
All have flesh wounds besides suffering
from shock.
The missing are:
Joseph E. Wakefield of Maiden.
James Ryan of East Boston.
Negotiations have been pending sometime
for the release of the Island by the gov
ernment to the city aa a part of the lat
ter'a park system, and although a transfer
has not been completed, the guard over
the Island has been somewhat relaxed of
late, and as a result numerous clubs and
pleasure parties have made use of It, es
pecially on Sundays. The government's
only representative there being an or
dnance sergeant, who is to maintain a
watch over the entire island. There are
several old ramshackle buildings at the
eouth end of the Island, but the fort itself,
only a little being visible above ground, Is
of stone, some of the granite blocks being
of Immense size; some of these blocks were
hurled 100 yards, while one of the largest
was sent through the sir and came down
through the citadel, making a hole large
enough to drive a team of horses through.
All over the Island the effects of the ex
polislon are visible, while In Eaat Boston
ani South Boston and the city proper the
concussion was sufficient to break win
dows. The powder explosion consisted of about
1 1 tone and was stored in one of the num.
bar of casemates built under the ground
around the citadel. Otljer casemates were
ctiipty. Each of these apartments was
built with granite walls twenty-five feet
thick and covered with earth and masonry
to the depth of thirty-five feet.
At first it was supposed that bonfires on
tbs Island caused the explosion, but later
tbs police learned it waa Impossible for
jibe fire to reach the magazine from the
"dt,Ulde "and' they' decided the cause is"un
explainable. During the afternoon there
w.jre several hundred visitors on the Island
aad many were close to tho magazine. Many
wore thrown to the ground by the con
cession. That all of them were not killed
la considered almost miraculous. Sergeant
Tliomas Shaw, in charge of the premises,
was at his quarters at the other end of the
island, when the explosion occurred.
Aed Negro at Terre Haute Kills
Thomas Burke and Slashes
Mrs. Barke.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Sept. 8. Thomas
Burke Is dead at his home here, with hit
head almost severed from his body, and
his wife is In a dangerous condition from
either knife or razor wounds Inflicted by
Matthew Alexander, colored, who has been
employed around the house for the last
five years.
Alexander entered the room in which
Mrs. Burke was sleeping with her 13-year-old
daughter at midnight, while her bus
band lay asleep on a couch on the other
side of the room. Mrs. Burke was awak
ened by feeling the keen edge of a sharp
Instrument drawn across her cheek and
her acreama aroused her husband. Burke
rushed to the rescue of his wife, but be
was only partially awake when slashed
s-ross the neck and face by the negro.
When Burke fell, dying, upon the floor
the negro rushed out a aide door, but at
tempted to re-enter the room after the
door was bolted by Mrs. Burke. Burke
died almost Instantly. Hla wife held bis
head, sobbing and moaning, as the blood
dropped from her face on that of her hus
band. No cause la known for the tragedy,
as Alexander bad been well treated and
trusted by the family. He ia aald to have
become a slave of cocaine recently and he
may have been under the Influence of the
The negro had not been captured at an
early hour this morning, but many men are
seen upon the streets on the way to police
headquartera and the Jail, threatening to
lynch him.
Mexico Town's Cltlseaa Are Dying;
from Effects of Meralng; of Pols
oned Waters with Pare.
ATLANTA. Oa.. Sept. T. A special to
the Constitution from Santiago, Texas, saya
It Is reported here that reliable Informa
tion has been received of the destruction of
life at Maplaml, Mexico, by the breaking
forth of arsenic springs in the mountains
near the city. It Is reported that the waters
of the arsenic springs have united with
those of the springs which sapply the city
with drinking water and the distributing
reservoir is said to be thoroughly impreg
nated with arsenic.
As a result thirty are said to be dead and
over 400 are seriously 111.
This Is the first information received
of the matter and it was some time before
the source of the poison was ascertained.
According to reports by that time hundreds
were ill all over the city and physicians
were wired for from all the surrounding
mining camps and towns. The cltlzena are
now suffering for wsnt of water.
Movements of Ocean Vessels Sept. T.
At Lizard Passed: Zeeland, from New
York, for Antwerp; Minnehaha, from New
York, for London: Kroonland. from Ant
werp, for New York; PenUnd, from Phlla
delphla. for Antwerp.
At Urow head Passed: Bovlc. from New
York, fnr Liverpool.
At -SouthamptonSailed : Ifnheniollern,
from Bremen, for New York: Moltke. from
Hamburg and Houlogn, Huer Mer, for
NVw York.
At Qutenatown Sailed: I'mbrla, from
Liverpool, for New York
At Liverpool Arrived; TefcO, from New
Gannane Tafce Revenge en the raft that
Hel4 Up Their Markomaniia.
Tint Tire the Veseel, After Whloh Thirty
Shells Shatter it te Pieces.
Kaiier'e If en, However, Proceed on Theory
that He ii a Pirate.
In Case Thla Haytlen Troabla Saoald
Hesnlt In an Infrlnsjemrnt on Moa
roe Doctrine There May Re
Something Do In a;.
CAPE HAYTIEN, Haytl, Sept. 7. Tha
tnnboat Crete-a-Flerrot, which was In thj
service of the Ftrmlntst party, has been
sunk at the entrance of the harbor of Oon
alvea by the German gunboat Panther. De
tails of the ocrurranre are lacking. The
crew of the Crete-a-Plerrot left it before
it went down.
The German gunboat Panther arrived at
Port-au-Prince September 5. It was an
nounced from Cape Haytlen, September I,
that the German steamer Markomannta,
Captain Nansen, belonging to the Hamburg
American Packet company, having on board
arms and ammunition sent by the provis
ional government ta Cape Haytlen, had been
atopped September S by the Flrminlst gun
boat Crete-.-Pierrot at the entrance to tho
harbor of Cape Haytlen and that an armed
force sent on board the steamer from the
gunboat took possession of the war mu
nltlona in spite of tho protestation of Cap
tain Hansen and the German consul. The
seizure ot the Markomannta has been char
acterized aa an act of piracy. But a dispatch
from Berlin to the Associated Press, dated ,
September 8. said German government cir
cles did not take a tragic view ot the seizure
of the German vessel, but that satisfaction
would be demanded. "The Foreign office
agrees with the view held by the represen
tative at Port-au-Prince," said the dls
ratch, "that the action of the Crete-a-Plcr-rot
was piracy," but It wss not then known
whether satisfaction would be demanded at
ence or the result ot the revolution In Haytl
would bo awaited.
Flrat Fired by Crew.
PORT AU PRINCE. Haytl, Sept. 7. The
German gunboat Panther arrived here Sep
tember B and received Instructions from
the German government to capture the Flr
minlst gunboat Crete-a-Plerrot. It left Im
mediately for Gonalves, the scat of tha Flr
minlst government. Panther found Crete-a-Plerrot
In the harbor of Gonalves and
the commander of the German gunboat In
formed Admiral Killlck on Crete-a-Plerrot
that he must remove hla crew and surrender'
his .vessel Is five mtniitea. Admiral Kill
lck asked that this fine be extended to
fifteen minute. This request waa granted
on the condition that the arms and ammuni
tion on board Crete-a-Plerrot should be -abandoned
when Its crew left It. The crew
of Crete-a-PIerrot left that veanel amid
great disorder. At the end of fiftoen min
utes Panther sent a amall boat carrying an
officer and twenty satlora, who were to take
possession of the Flrminlst gunboat.
When these men arrived at a point about
thirty yards from Crete-A-Plerrot flames
were seen to break out on board of It. It
had been fired by lta crew before they left
it. Panther then fired on Crete-A-Pler-rot
until it was completely immersed.
Thirty shots, all told, were fired.
There Is much feeling here against the
Flrmlnlsts and their cause is considered
to be a bad one. 'Soldiers are leaving here
to attack St. Marc. Port Au Prince la
Vnrle Sam Not Involved.
MANCHESTER, Mass., 6ept. 7. Count
Quadt Wykradt Isny ot the German em
bassy was seen tonight In relation to the
sinking of the gunboat Crete-a-Plerrot by
the German gunboat Panther. He said
that he had not heard of the Incident until
Informed ot It by the Associated Press and
for this reason be waa not prepared to
make any statement. He did say. however:
"I have given the matter little thought, as
It is entirely outside of thla country and
for that teason I do not expect to receive
advices concerning It from my govern
ment. While I do not care to make any
prediction as to the outcome, I feel quite
aure and aafe In aaytng that no Interna
tional complications will arise with this
country. This is all I care to aay In re
gard to the affair."
Will Await Minister's Report.
WASHINGTON. Bept. 7. The deatructlon
of Crete-a-Plerrot without doubt will be
made the subject of an official report to
thla government by United Btatea Minister
Powell, who is now at Port-au-Prince,
Pending the receipt of that report thera
Is, in the opinion of the officials here who
have kept tn touch with affairs, little likeli
hood of any action by the State depart
ment, and, indeed, Judging from tha char
acter of the Instructions transmitted
through the Navy department to Com
mander McCrea of Machlaa, there will ba
little disposition to question the Justice
of tha treatment accorded Admiral Killlck.
Tbe United Statea naval officer waa spe
cially Instructed to prevent interference
with commerce and In the execution of
those orders he was obliged to warn the
rebel admiral tbat be must not search
foreign shipping else Machlaa would use
its force against htm. The threat waa ef
fectual only so long aa Machlaa remained
In Haytlen waters and aa soon as It
headed northward Killlck held up the
German ateamer Markomannta and seized
Its cargo and arms.
While the State department has not
adopted the German view that Killlck
was a pirate, it has, on the basts of its,
own instructions to Commander McCrea,
never admitted his right to Interfere with
foreign shipping. It, however, did enter
tain a doubt as to whether Killlck waa
not privileged to operate aa he did in the
case of Markomanula, provided the seizure
was made within the three-mile limit and
so within Haytlen waters.
Monroe Doctrine Doesn't Figaro.
However, any question that might arise
aa to tbe legality of the action ot the com
mander of Panther la one that the State
department probably will regard as solrly
between tha government of Germany aul
Haytl, and as the latter government al
ready has denounced Killlck as a plra'a
and bad' besought Commander McCrea to
seize bis ship, tt la certain that It will
make no Usue in this matter. As thera
bss been no attempt on the part of the
German commander to seize any Haytlen
port, of course the Monroe doctrine can
not be regarded aa Involved in this Ind-