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TIIK OMAHA DAILY TlEE: MONDAY, JC7KE 15. 100.1.
that the men were being unlawfully held
by M.ijor Allen, as they were witnesses In
the J-tt ar.d White case for the defense.
Attorney Hyrd argued the case for the
commonwealth and Majnr Alien, sgalnst
Khorn the nabcss corpus vrocecdlngs were
brourht. Judge lt(dwlne finally decided to
rdmlt the men to ball In $3.00) each. County
Judge Hsrgls nnd Sheriff Callhnn hnd
bonds drawn up. bat after consultation
tetwecn them and the lawyer they re
fused to sign the bond and the two men
were taken by soldiers inside their llnea and
are tonight manacled In the military guard
house, ml'h a heavy guard on watch and
The frrand Jury meets tomorrow and
Jndga Rodwlne aald these caaea could be
taken before that body.
The Hsddlcks boya and Luntz fully
Identified the men and claimed aome mem
bers of the Ewen family saw them come out
of the house. It la supposed they watched
their opportunity and while the family
were In the dining room rushed up the
hsckstairway and threw a lighted torch or
ball of rog saturated In oil Into the garret
and then mode their escape. The. men evi
dently knw the construction of the house.
There was no fire In any of the flues In
that section of the building. Howard
Fulks. n hoardrr, heard persons come up
stairs hurriedly and run down again.
Crawford and Thnrp have both stayed at
Ewen's hotel and were familiar with the
building and the habits of the family.
Fire Race Know House.
On close questioning Thorpe and Craw
ford told conflicting stories, but denied
having crossed the bridge until after the
fire was In progress,
The fire threw a community aocustomed
violence Into unusual excitement, which
continued tonight. Even those who have
tried to be neutral In the Breathitt county
troubles are apprehensive that their homes
may bo the next to be fired. All dread
the coming of night. The provost marshal
has only a handful of men and should It
be decided by the conspirators to burn
other houses It ia believed there are many
who would attempt to execute the order.
All citizens are afraid to act on a vigilance
Until the killing of Marcum, when Ewen's
look Into the corridor of the court house
and the subsequent courage which Im
pelled him to tell what he had seen, Ewen
had large lumber contracts, which prom
ised to yield a good revenue. When It be
came unsafe for him to leave his home
.these contracts had to be cancelled. The
hotel then became hla sole source of In
come and he Invested unemployed money
In furnishings and Improvements.
The plan. It Is believed, was to aasaslnate
Rwen, as It was conceived he would break
out of camp when he learned that his house
was burning and run through the town,
when men, stationed along the route, ceuld
pick him off from the windows of houses.
Ewen was detained In camp by the militia.
Major Allen, fearing such a scheme might
have been hatched, ordered him held until
the militia had made a full Investigation.
Much has been told about the assassina
tions In the reign of terror In Breathitt
county, but little has been said about the
arson, though this has often cost life; In
one case that of a woman.
C. X. Bowling, shortly after the murder
of Jim Cockrlll, let it be known that he
was a Cockrlll sympathizer. One night
his store was burned and with it the res
idence and store of J. II. Atchison. Mra
Atchison worked hard In a cold rain to
. save some of her bedding and furniture
and in a few days she sickened and died
of pneumonia. There have been fourteen
residences and stores, owned by Cardwell
and Cockrlll sympathisers, burned In Jack
son since 1900.
Following is the list: J. E. Atchison's
store and dwelling. Greenback dwelling,
Bowling's store, Lee Hagin's dwelling, Bid
Johnson's dwelling, William Combs' stable
and three cottages, 8. 8. Talbee's dwelling.
William Jett's - wholesale whisky house.
Judge Parts' : dwelling, John Goff's dwell
ing. 8. !.'. Mann's dwelling, William Has
klns' dwelling, Judge Ever.iole's dwelling,
B. J- Ewen's hotel and residence.
WYOMING GROWING MILITARY
Interest' Wakes Again la State
Mllttle. Which Will Join Bis :
tanp In Ana-ust.
CHEYENNE, Wyo.. June U-(Speclal.)-Thero
will be an election of regimental of
ficers of the Wyoming National Guards in
the near future. Adjutant General Stttzer
has called a meeting of the officers of the
several nillltla companies In the state for
aome time in July,
Wyoming Is now entitled to a regimental
organization for the first time since the
close of the. Spanish war. At that time the
state troops were badly disorganized, four
companies having served in the Philippines
and the young men of tne state having had
enough soldiering for awhile, but interest
has been on the Increase for some time, and
now there are ten or twelve companies ia
The adjutant general has also requested
reports from the commanding officers of the
several companies relative to the strength
of the companies and their equipment. Thia
Information la desired in order that the
military authorities of the state can co
operate with the commanding officer of the
Department of th Colorado In arranging
for the encampment to be held here during
the latter part of August.
It has been decided that the encampment
shall be held to the north and west of
Cheyenne, near Sloan's, Mapaulta and Min
nehaha lakes, while the maneuvers will be
held north and west of the camp and be
tween It and the Silver Crown mountains.
The state troops of Colorado, Wyoming,
I'tnM, New Mexico and Arizona , will Join,
with every regular from the department
that can be spared from post duty, making
between I.OflO and 10.000 troops in camp here
for ten or twelve days.
Fleeing- Felon Hard Pressed.
LOOKOUT. Wyo.. June 14. (Special.)
Deputy Sheriff MrFadden of Rock River
has been hot on the trail of Pedro Lara,
the Mexican sheep herder, who is alleged
to have murdered John Kepplar, another
herder In the employ of the. Warren Live
Stock company and who was seen here
' Pedro camped at a well known ranch, and
at last accounts McFadden was close up to
his man. It is believed the Mexican can
Captain Declines tlvll Post.
MANILA. June 14. The government,
which Intends to appoint an army officer to
be governor of Cavlte province, offered the
poet to Captain Shanks of the Eighteenth
Infantry, but he haa declined.
stranger Taken la.
A stranger from out In the state com
plained to the police Inst evening that he
had been relieved of IJ0 In a colored dive
t Tenth and Dodge streets. Officers Mc
Carthy and Ring brought Lula Tyler in as
the suspected person.
Safe and effective
This novel preparation produces
an immediate brilliancy, but does
not injure the turfacc of the finest
reiUiT casts, package
BOY SOLDIERS IN CAMP
Cadets Bleep On JTigLt in Open Air Before
Delayed Tenia Come.
CORPS BAND ENTERTAINS AUBURN PEOPLE
Strenuous rrocram Arraastea for
Vontkfnl Troops Dnrlag Each Day
Spent lader Canvas l.aetlac
Over sixteen Honrs.
AUBURN, Neb., June 14 (Special.) The
battalion of cadets arrived here on Fri
day and immediately went Into. camp.
Owing to the delay In sending the tents,
which did not arrive untH morning, many
of the cadets were forced to sleep in the
open. However all have been provided for
The detail for yesterday was: Officer of
the day, Csptain Harris; senior officer of
the day, IJeutenant C. Robertson; Junior
officer of the day. Lieutenant Neal. Serv
ices were held today at the camp and be
sides a number of cadets attended the sev
eral churches in town. Two doctors were
brought down from Omaha and are In
camp with the hospital corps.
The cadet officers of the battalion dined
In a body at the Byers hotel.
The signal corps obtained a heliograph
before going to camp and excellent signal
work Is being done. The cadet band gave
a public concert down town Friday night,
which was greatly appreciated by the town
folks. The camp has been named Camp
Culver in honor of the adjutant general
of the state.
The following order has been Issued:
CAMP OF OMAHA HIGH SCHOOL CA
DETS. AUBURN, Neb., June 12, 1903. Gen
eral Order No. 2: Commencing June 12,
1903, the following calls will be observed
at this camp until further orders: Reveille,
first call, 6:30 a. m.; march and reveille,
5:35 a. m.; assembly, 6:4ft a. m.: revellee
roll call will be followed Immediately by
drill In the setting up exercises, all or-
fanizattons participating; recall from drill,
a. m.: fatigue call, :0 a, m.; recall
from fatigue, 6.20 a. m.; sick call, :28 a. m.;
mess call, breakfast, 6:) a. m.; drill, first
call, 6:66 a. m ; assembly, 7 a. m. ; recall
from drill, 8 a. m. ; parade, first call. 8:10
a. m.: assembly, 8:15 a. m. ; guard mount
ing, first call, 9 a. m.: aseembly, :10 a.
m.; drill, first call. 9:66 a. m. ; assembly,
10 a. m.; recall from drill, 11 a. m.; first
aorgeants' call, 11:30 a. m.; meas call, din
ner, 12 m band concerts will be given dally
at S p. m.; retreat parade, first call, supper,
m. ; assembly 6:35 p. m. : mess call, supper,
t p. m.; call to quarters, 9:45 p. m.: taps,
10 p. m.: church call, Sundays, 10 a. m.
The old guard will be excused from all
duties until 12 m. of the day on which they
By order of Captain Wassell.
Cadet Lieutenant and Adjutant.
JUDGE UNTIES SIX KNOTS
Falls City Court Kept Boar All Week
with Matrimonial and Other
FALLS CITY, Neb., June 14. (Special.)
Judge Stull hasbeen holding an adjourned
term of court here this week. The follow
ing cases were cleared from the docket:
Bessie Cole, divorce from Charles F.
Cole. . . .. - ,
John A. Adams, divorce from Martha C
Guy O. Smith was granted an order
changing hla name to Guy O. Wheeler..
Fred Meyer against Mat Schulerberg, a
suit on bond, Judgment of $320.41 tn ftYor
of Meyer. '
The case of Eliza McClcllan against the
Chicago, Burlington and Qulncy Railroad
company for damages for death of William
McClellan; Judgment for $3,000 was entered
for plaintiff. .
Elmer Benedict, divorce from Viola Bene
dict. Hugh Phillips, an . Englishman, . was
granted naturalization papers.
Anna N. Horstman, divorce ttpm Thomas
J. Horstman, with alimony and custody oX
a child. .
D. N. Sears, divorce fron Pearl Sears.
Alice Geizlcr, divorce from Joseph Gelz
ler. . '
Tne appeal from the village board of
Shubert in granting a license to McCJary
& Martin was tried and the court sustained
First National Bank against S. V. Bears,
decree of foreclosure entered.
Peter Frederick against Cornelius Horan
and James Murphy on a note, court de
cided in favor of Murphy and against
Horan and Judgment entered for $150
Eugene Boyle against C. Wisdom for
damages over a saloon quarrel; Jury gave
plaintiff $50 damages.
MANY ARE WILLING TO RUN
Pierce County Has Chance to Pick
Candidates from Anton
PIERCE, Neb., June li (Special.) The
members of the Pierce county central com
mittee met at the office of Thomas Chil
vers yesterday and decided to hold the
county convention on Monday, July . The
primaries will probably be held the Salur
Minr. Althouah somewhat early
it la thought the county ncaei wm i
placed in nomination at that time. , ,
Quito a number or genuemen iran un
.t nri of the county are willing to be
itH for office. Those mentioned for
treasurer are O. E. Davis of Osmond, N. M.
xi.i.., .nd k. C. Hammond or Plainview
v u. nrunwald of Logan. For super
intendent the candidates are L. P. Tonner
of Osmond. C. W. Vest or Plainview ana
W. M. Ellis of McLean. Among those men
i,.j tnr sheriff are J. C. Saunders of
Osmond and Alexander Macklln of Eastern.
Judge Williams will be renominated for
county Judge, "while Walter, O. Hlrons of
ri.n ia the nnlv candidate mentioned (or
county clerk. The name of E. D. Pulcifer
of Plalnvlew haa thus far been the only one
mentioned for county assessor.
York Prepares to Pare.
TORK, Neb., June 14. (Special.) The
paving committee selected at the mass con
vention organized and elected Dr. T. J.
Hatfield president and Alexander Stephens
secretary. Three committees were elected.
One on area H. B. Harrison, Robert Arm
strong and Alexander Stephens; committee
on material, W. Belcher, T. E. Sedgewlck
and D. J. Colling; committee on methods of
procedure, George R. Reed, George H.
Jerome and I- N. Miller. The question of
paving is the principal toplo of conversa
tion. For nearly a year the streets have
been In such a deplorable condition that the
public and business men felt convinced that
It was necessary to pave.
' Ico Plant far Palls City. .'
FALLS CITY. Neb.. June 14. (Speolal.)-
As soon as Hlnton & Minnlck's lc houses,
with 2,000 tons of ice, were swept .away by
the flood a few weeks sgo, they set to work
making arrangements to install an art if!
clal Ice plant In Falls City. A contract has
been let for a plant of twelve tons' capa
city per day, besides the cold storage room
at a cost of about $16,000, to be completed
and In operation In two months. The plant
will be located near the Burlington depot.
where splendid shipping facilities can ba
Masons l.leet Officers.
FALLS CITT. Neb.. June 14 -(Speelel.)
At the last meeting of Falls City lodge. No.
9, Ancient Free and Accepted Maaons, the
following officers were Installed: W. H
Plllsbury, W. M. ; Charles R. Kirk wood.
8. W.j T. U Hall, J. W.; . K. Metti,
treasurer; A. E. Guntt. secretary; E. W.
Cole. S. D. ; A. W. Beff. J. D. ; B. C. Mettz,
8. 8.; J. W. Parker. J. g.; 8. Prste, T.
A special meeting was raled for Monday,
June 2, at which time work will be done
In the entered apprentice degree.
FREMONT MANGETS DEGREE
Johns Hopkins Klvra Albert Johana.
en Ills Doctorate In
t Phllosoph) .
BALTIMORE. Mcl., June M.-(fipeclal)
Albert Johannsen of Fremont, Neb., 8. B.
University of Utah, 1, was created a
doctor of phllosopliy by Johns Hopkins
university. The subjects of his study were
geology, mineralogy and chemistry. The
dissertation was on the theme: "The Ser
pentines of Hartford County, Maryland."
Fraternal Graves Decorated.
FLATT9MOUTH, Neb, June 14-iSpe-elal.)
The members of the Knights of
Pythias Ioi)t" decorated the graves of
their departed members with flowers and
then, attended divine service in the First
Methoo'ls church this forenoon. Rev. Asa
Sleeth preached an able sermon, taking for
his text. I Samuel. 8-2, "Therefore will I
make thee keeper of mine head forever."
There was excellent music by the choir and
a solo by Miss Street, and the closing hymn
was "Blest Be the Tie that Binds Our
Hearts In Christian Love."
The members of the Odd Fellows lodge
and the Rebeckas, headed by the B. A M.
band, marched, to the cemetery this morn
ing and covered the graves of former mem
bers with flowers. After returning to this
city memorial services were held In their
Falls City More Valuable.
FALLS CITY, Neb., June 14. (Special.)
The Richardson county assessors' returns
have been tabulated. Total valuation of
the county in $3,636,762.31. This Is about
$7,500 higher than last year. Total per
sonal property is $1,101,217.31. Total city
lots. $139,174. Total real estate, $1,908,271.
Total valuation of the city of Falls City
Is $S7.2, about $6,000 higher than last
year. The county board has been In session
all week as an equalization board. Little
other business has been done by them.
Husband Retrains Girl Bride,
TECUM9EH. Neb., June 14.-(Spectal.)-
W. H. Harrison, the young man who had
quite an experience In getting his wife from
her parents tn Beatrice, has been success
ful In his efforts nnd the couple are now
housekeeping In this city. The girl's par
ents took her away from Harrison and took
her home, claiming she was too young to
leave them. Harrison employed a lawyer
and later his father-in-law decided' to let
the girl wife Join her husband here. Mrs.
Harrison is only 16 years of age.
Husband Flees Wife and Debts.
FALLS CITY, Neb., June 14.-(Special.)
A short time ago a man by the name of
Douglas and his wife came to the city.
One evening this week Douglas moved
without his family and left no word as
to his whereabouts. The next morning the
household goods were seized to satisfy
a debt and Mrs. Douglas wss left with
trunk and a sack of flour. After learning
of her destitution Chief of Police Fergus
sent Mrs. Douglas to her parents at Re
Bohemias Goea Mad.
PIERCE. Neb., June 14. (Special.) Anton
Kaplr.n, a yrung Bohemian laborer, who
has been In these parts for many years,
has been adjudged insane by the Board of
Insanity. Some of his friends had noticed
that he had been acting rather strangely
lately, and a day or so ago he told some of
them that he was going to kill himself the
next time he went Into a bathroom. He
haa been troubled with a running sore on
his rlghi leg for many years, but lately had
It cured in the hospital.
Odd Fellows Hold Service.
YORK. Neb., June 14. (Spcclal.)-The Odd
Fellows held their memorial services in the
Baptist church today. The sermon was de
livered by Rev. Green, minister of the Bap
tist church in York. After the services the
members of the order marched to the ceme
tery and there decorated the graves of the
deceased memters of the order. The tribe
of Ben Hur of the York court also held Its
annual memorial services at the Fraternal
hall at 2 p. m. this afternoon.
Teachers Go to School.
TECUMSKH, Neb., June 14. (Special.)
The Johnson County Teachers' institute
will be held in Tecumseh all this week.
Among the instructors are Dean Charles
Fordyce of the Wesleyan university. Prof.
W. W. Carnes of Chicago and Miss Lucy
Hltt of the Peru Normal. County Superin
tendent Adklns Is expecting the attendance
to be large. Dean Fordyce and Prof.
Carnes will lecture during the progress of
the meeting. "s
Graduates' Benefit Performance.
TECUMSEH, Neb.. June 14.-(Special.)-
The operatta, "The Merry Cyclers," by
home talent was quite a success. It was
well attended and the financial outcome
was satisfactory to the graduating class
of the high school, for whose benefit It was
- Methodists Hold Teat Meeting.
TECTTMSEH. Neb.. June 14. (Sneclal 1
The Free Methodists are holdlnr tent meet
ings in Tecumseh this week. Rev. J. O.
Hoeckett and Miss Kertna Animer, evan
gelists from Boulder, Colo., are In charge.
Bnrllna-toa - Repairs Flood Damage,
TECUMSEH. Neb., June 14. (Special.)
All the Burlington trains are again run
ning through Tecumseh, the St. Louis
Portland flyer making Its first trip over this
track since the floods.
Dakota Schools Get Bond.
PIERRE, 8. D., June 14. (Speclal.)-The
state school fund has secured the late is
sue of Springfield municipal bonds, amount
ing to $4,600.
A Bora Never Barns.
After Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil Is ap
plied. Relieves pain instantly and heals at
the aame time. Fcr man or beast. Price, 25c.
The Board of Governors of Ax-Sar-Ben
gives notice that the first Initiation, which
was to have occurred at the den tonight,
has been postponed until Monday, June 2.
This is what Ayer's
Hair Vigor does: Re
stores color to gray
hair, makes the hair
grow, stops falling,
cures dandruff. Isn't
J that enough? lsaw
IMPROVING AT ST, LOU
Flcod Victims Bee Hope of Eeturning Home
vPo;iibly bj Tuesday.
FORCE NEEDED T0CURB CURIOUS CROWD
MnKlfaile atrlves to Enter Stricken
District aad Are Only Restrained
by Military, Who Threaten
8T. LOUIS. June 14 During the past
twenty-four hours the river has fallen
nearly one foot, the government gauge this
evening reglsterlr.j M feet 1 Inch, The river
la rocedlng slowly and according to predic
tions the danger line, thirty feet, will not
be reached for several days.
Already proprietors of levee stores are
paying daily visits to the river, In hopes of
finding the water sufficiently low for them
to reopen their establishments.
Today every street 'from Chouteau ave
nue to Washington opening Into the levoe
was crowded with sightseers and persons
whose property has been submerged.
By far the best view of the flood In gen
eral Is1 from the Kails bridge and from
early morning until dusk this structure
was packed with spectators.
It was with considerable difficulty, nec
essitating at times threats of punishment,
that the armed guards stationed where the
viaduct Joins the bridge proper succeeded
In keeping the crowds from passing them
and entering the floded territory of East
The Inquest on the death of CllfTord
Hambley, the young member of the St.
Louis naval reserves, who was killed In
East St. Louis last night by alleged -levee
cutters, was begun today.
J. 8. Brattan, the horseman, near whose
property the fight took place, was brought
from Belleville to East St. Louis to at
tend the Inquest. A number of witnesses
were examined, but no positive evidence
as to who fired the fatal shot was adduced.
Bratton was taken back to Belleville and
locked up, pending action by the coroner,
who will continue the inquest tomorrow.
Conditions in East St. Louis are improv
ing, the flooded portions south of Broad
way and west of the southern portion of
the railroad tracks showing a decided fall
In the water that since tho break in the
levee on Wednesday morning has covered
tawitrv it la Ynected that inanv
of those driven out will bo able tcV get
back to their homes and places of busi
ness as early as Tuesday.
The lowlands behind the city are begin
ning to resume, In places; their usual as
pect. The water around the relay station
Is receding and It will be but a short Urns
before tae railroads can again enter St.
Louis across the Eads bridge.
A number of persons who lived In Mad
ison. Venice, Granite City and East St.
Louis orlor to the flood are missing. In
quiries for twenty-seven missing ones have
been received at the different reiiet head
EL PASO IS THREATENED
River ' Works 'Ronnd Lin nnd
Threatens to . Overwhelm
EL PASO. Tex.. June 14. The flood con
dition Is regarded as serious tonight by
even the most conservative persons. The
river continues to rise and Is striking the
levee with great force". All available police
men have been placed' along the river and
the city engineer a 1 street commissioner
have been busy since. morning with a large
number of men fortifying weak spots.
Before the city the river tore through all
obstructions and entered Its old channel,
which was abandoned when the cutoff was
built -three years ao to strengthen the
Late this evening the chief of police re
ceived a telephone message from John
Miller, a merchant and ranchman at White
Spur, eight miles above town, stating that
the river had gotten' behind the levee and
formed a lake five miles square and quite
deep. This threatens to sweep away the
levee and come down on El Paso with a
GRANDE OVERFLOWS BALSALT
Cloudburst on Capital Creek Causes
BASALT, Colo., June 14. A cloudburst on
Capital creek caused a landslide which
carried away a section of the Colorado
Midland railroad tracks and burled other
portions under thousands of tons of dirt
and stone. The flood caused the Grande
river to rise several ' feet, Inundating the
streets of this town. There was no loss of
BIG TIMBER. Monti June 14. A cloud
burst between Columbus and Park City
today sent a solid wall of water twenty
feet high down Valley creek, which carried
everything before It. A Northern Pacific
bridge was wrecked and several hundred
feet of roadbed rendered useless. Another
cloudburst near Reed point has flooded
several miles of country along the North
ern Paclflo and trains are tied up.
RECORD IN COTTON EXPORTS
(Continued from First Page.)
passing over this highway, made it neces
sary, In order to maintain it In passable
condition, to eliminate the antiquated bull
cart, and the Provincial Board made it
obligatory to use carts with modern wheels
movable on the axle and with a four-inch
or greater tread. These restrictions crip
pled the transportation facilities for a short
time, but suitable wheels were quickly im
ported. It formerly required three days
for a cart, drawn by three bulls, to maks
a trip over the full length of the road,
while with modern carts on the new high
way, the trip can now be made In one
day, using only two bulls and carrying 60
per cent more cargo. When these facts
became evident, no further aigumtnt was
necessary to induce the cart owners to
purchase modern equipage. It has been
estimated that the saving In the cost of
transportation over this highway, in pn
year only, as contrasting with former con
ditions, amounts to $720,000, local currency.
This saving to the people of the province
has been effected in one year through an
expenditure, for the maintenance of this
highway of about $07,889. local currency.
There has been imported into the province
during the last year about 6,000 cart wheels
of modern construction.
Transportation a Problem.
The question of transportation, the gov
ernor reports, still remains one of the most
Important, problems to deal with. The
greater portion of the year the average
price for a bull cart per day was $40, local
currency, while the average cost of a
carromata wss $26. The great demand for
transportation Is for moving the hemp
from the interior down to the seaports and
taking rice and merchandise from the
ports to the interior. There were shipped
from the port of Legaspl this year about
S44.270 plculs of hemp and 4&5.770 plculs of
rie entered the same port. This great de
mand for transportation and the exces
sively high price charged has induced out
side capital to bring into the province
modern traction engines. These have sn
tightecu-lnch trtad while the cars used
In their trams hsve an eight-Inch tread
causing therefore but little damage to the
highways. One of these engines has been
known to transport st one trip 20 plculs
of hemp, or sn amount that would require
about forty bull carts to transport. The
pressing demand for trap. sports tlon has re
sulted In the establishment of stage lines,
nd the Introduction of bicycles and auto
mobiles which sre now running on the
public, highways. Four hundred of the
former have been Imported Into the prov
ince during the year.
Civil Proceedings Aa-elast Watson.
The government of the District of Col
umbia, through Its corporation counsel,
ha Instituted civil proceedings against
James M. Watson, now In Jail for allesed
defalcation of District funds, estimated at
$73,000. The suit Is for the recovery of the
moneys alleged to have been taken by
Watson, but the aggregate sums mentioned
In the civil suit Is only $10,182.
Wilson's automobile and a bulletin sheet
of which he Is Joint proprietor were at
tached today. His counsel next week will
move to quash the attachments on the
ground that the case is neither one Of debt
nor obligations fraudulently Incurred. Wat
son has not yet been able to furnish a sat
isfactory ball bond and Is still In Jail.
Canal Bothers President.
The president today sent for William Nel
son Cromwell, attorney for the Panama
Canal company. Mr. Cromwell spent half
sn hour with the president In the forenoon
and the conference was resumed' by ap
pointment at 3 p. m.
It is understood the president Is consid
erably concerned over the canal outlook.
The administration Is not In the least dis
posed' to be impatient with Colombia, but
is willing to allow It a reasonable time to
execute Its obligations. At the same time,
the Washington authorities regard the.
obligations as more binding than those of
nn ordinary treaty and cannot admit the
right of the Colombian government to re
cede from them. If not carried out by rat.
Ideation of the canal treaty, which comes
before the Colombian congress at its meet
ing this month, the United States hopes
Colombia will find some other means of
executing Its obligations to this country as
regards the Panama canal.
Mr. Cromwell declined to see callers after
his conferenco with tljo president.
Turks Kill American.
United States Consul Hcenan, at Odessa,
Russia, reports that Quarektn B. Chltjlan,
an American citizen, was killed today In
that city by a number of Turks, tfho
have been captured. Chltjlan was born in
Harpoot, Turkey, In 1863, and came to the
United States when a child. He was
naturalized and ordained as a clergyman,
returning to Europe lost September.
DAKOTA CORN LOOKS BAD
Pioneer Fortrlla Bumper Small
Grain Crop Around Sioux
SIOUX FALLS. S. D.,''June 14.-(Special.)
-Charles E. Hill of Valley Springs, a
pioneer resident of the state, who has annu
ally made a careful study of crop conditions
at this season of the year, peredicts that
especially this part of South Dakota will
this, year raise a bumper crop of small
grain, but that the outlook for a good corn
crop Is by no means encouraging.
"So far as quantity and quality Is con
cerned," said he, "the small grain crop will
this season be the best for many years.
Corn, however, will have a hard time to
mature before killing frosts come In the
"I have noticed that the direction from
whlrh the wjnd blows when the seasons
change from winter to spring Invariably
gauges the direction . of . .the prevailing
winds for the 'entire summer.
"When spring commenced this year the
wind blew coldly from the northeast and
has since continued In that direction the
greater part of the time, indicating on
unusually cool summer.
"The frost on the night of the 10th inst.
alro bears out the belief that this sum
mer will be similar to last, when frosts
were experienced every month except -July,
and that corn, generally speaking, will
lihely be caught by frost before It ma
tures. "You have probably noticed that the
frost this month came almost to a day at
the same time as the frost in June of last
Two Divorces Granted.
HURON, 8. D., June 14-(8pecial.)-In
circuit court here yesterday, Judge Whiting
presiding, two decrees of divorce were
granted. One to Mary Kleo Nicholson from
her husband,. William R. Nicholson, on
grounds of desertion.
The other was to Elmlra May Gans from
her husband, Frank Gans. The hearing of
this case attracted much attention because
of the large acquaintance of the parties
conceme'd. The plaintiff alleged cruelty.
During the progress of the trial a large au
dience assembled to hear the testimony,
which was less sensational than antici
pated. 'When the testimony for the plain
tiff was about all in the court was ap
pealed to and a settlement effected whereby
the plaintiff Is given a decree of absolute
divorce and permanent alimony to the
amount of $S00. and Is restored to her
maiden name, Elmlra May Chapman. Fol
lowing the disposition of a number of mo
tions and orders the regular March term,
which has been continued at intervals since
March 24, was closed.
Plan Caraea-le Library.
PIERRE. 8. D..v June 14 rHrtoi
Mayor Ewart has reoelved notification
that the Carnegie fund for the library at
thla cltv Is now available ni v..
drawn uoon as needed for nnrnm..
construction. The local commission Is con
sidering plans ana materials for the build
ing ana as soon as ii aeciaea upon these
matters will advertise for bids. Th nrn.
mission is strongly in favor of the use of
native granne oouiaers wnich, when
dressed, make a fine material for building.
This material Is easy to secure and the
only question is m uuvisaDimy or us use,
Aberdeen Receives Library.
ABERDEEN. S. D., June 14 (Special.)
The Alexander Mitchell library building
has been formally turned over to the city
by the library committee, together with
Its final reports. The building Is the gift
of Andrew Carnegie, who stipulated It
should be named after his old friend, Alex
ander Mitchell. The site was donated by
Charles H. Prior of Minneapolis and Is lo
cated close to the business center of the
city. The total cost of the building, fur
nishings, etc., was $16,693.89.
PRELATE TO TOUR AFRICA
Bishop Hdrtsel Must Cover Thirty
Thousand Miles on Visit to
NEW YORK. June 14.-Blshop J. C. Hart
sel of the Methodist Episcopal church will
sail from New York ou the Germanic on
Wednesday to begin his seventh episcopal
tour on the continent of Africa.
The mission centers under his super
vision are on both coasts of the continent
snd extend several hundred miles Into the
The Journey will require about Sft.OOO
miles of travel. Bishop Hartzel expects to
return to the United States next April, to
be present at the opening of the quadren
nial general conference of his church at
Los Anreles In May. Rev. Wilson 8. Nsy
lor of the Wisconsin conference wOl ac
company him at ass 1st du
JEWS PERFECT PROTEST
Will Present Statements Oonceriinjr lish
ineff Maasaore to Prei dent and Hay.
POOR HEBREWS hELPED TO BETTER LIFE
Thousands Are Assisted to Lenve
Slum and Seaboard Towns for
Cities Offering; Chances of
WASHINGTON, June 14,-The massacre
of the Jews at Klschlneff and their repre
sentations to the president and socretary of
state In connection therewltfc occupied the
greater portion of the time of the annual
meeting here today of the executive com
mittee of the Independent Order of the
B'Nal B'RIth. The Committee met in the
morning and continued its work until late
The statements to be presented to the
president and Mr. Hay were reduced to con
crete form, but the members of the com
mittee declined to reveal their character
before presentation. The committee will
probably have a statement to make pub
llo after the conference tomorrow. The
committee will meeet Mr. Hay at 10:46
a. m., and by him will be escorted to the
White House, where the members will have
their conference with tho president.
Those present at today's meeting were:
Louis N. Levy, New York, president of
the organization; Louis Bien, New York,
chancellor of foreign affairs; Jacob Furth.
Cleveland, vice president and treasurer;
Solomon Sulsberger, New York; Simon
Wolf, Washington, D. C. and Adolph
Reports submitted showed that the mem
bership In the American districts of the
order now approximates 17,500, an increase
of 600 during the year. The European
lodges have a membership of 7,000, while
in the Orient unattached lodges have about
Some interesting statistics have been pre
sented showing the success attained in the
Introduction of the "removal" movement.
This movement, carried on under the aus
pices of the order, aids Jewish Immigrants
at seaboards and those Inhabitants from
the congested East Side in New York to
sections of the country where conditions
are better and where they may become
self-sustaining. During ten month? r.f 1901,
1,800 persons were removed M various por
tions of tho country; during 1002. 1,300 and
during the present year tho number prob
ably will reach 5,000 or 6, TOO.
Reports show that fully M per cent of
these people have settled where they are
self-supporting and that they are Influenc
ing their relatives to move to the country
SELECT RISC TODAY
(Continued from First Page.)
the opposition papers should be arrested
before the opening of Parliament and Inter
tried on the charge of lese majeste. or dis
turbing public order. M. Marcovitch did not
oppose the arrest of these mn. but objected
to the after procedure and therefore re
signed. On returning hopio he told Ills
wife that he brought good news, that he
had resigned his post.
Many persons visited the cemeteries and
the royal vault this afternoon and at the
graveside persons were heard saying that
what had happened was good and neces
sary for the nation. Twenty graves were
dug by the troops Immediately after the
assassinations, but ririly the bodleji of two
officers and that of General Petrovftch were
buried therein. At his widow's request the
remains of General Petrovltch were after
ward removed by right to his family vault.
The bodies of the late premier. General
Marcovitch, and his son-in-law. Captain
Mllkovlcs, were also burled In their own
Various reports are in circulation regard
ing the value of the late queen's estate,
which was said to amount to $2,200,000,
chiefly invested in her sister's name In
Switzerland and Belgium. A commission Is
engaged in making nn investigation of the
property of the royal couple, and it is
thought their total private estate will not
exceed half the sum mentioned. The au
topsy on the king's body showed that he
had a skull of the extraordinary thickness
of eleven millimetres, whereas the skulls
of the strongest men usually measure only
six millimetres. The brain was found to
be in a catarrhal state and the liver un
usually large and surrounded with fst. In
dicating that the king was an excessive
eater and drinker.
SEER TELLS JDF HER VISION
Describes Servian Murders Three
Months In Advance, but Says
DaarsTers Were laed.
(Copyright, 1903. by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, June 14. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) Mrs. Burchell
of Bradford, the clairvoyant who foretold
the Servian massacre last March in the
presenoe of William T. Stead and the Ser
vian minister at London- was interviewed
She Is a handsome, plump and fair
woman with nothing mystical about her.
She has clear blue eyes and sneaks viva
ciously and with a great appearance of
"When I saw the scene," she said, "I
seemed to be in a beautiful palace. I saw
a king and queen, surrounded by many
whose faces I described. There wss much
commotion. I saw them killed. They were
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not shot, but murdered with dsgiters. I
was In a deep trance and it was the clearest
vision I have ever had.
"I described the king and queen and
much of their surroundings. There wns
dusky-skinned men and a white woman
and little girl. I saw these people being
assassinated and. unconscious of myself,
was pleading on my knees for them.
"I told the company this would happen
ere long. The Servian gentleman was de
lighted and congratulated me upon my clear
Ught. He declared I hsd described th
king and queen with their decorations Just
s they actually were."
. Asked to explain how she came by the
faculty of second sight. Mrs. Burchell
could give no reason,, saying It came in
tuitively snd got clearer by practice.
NEW YORK. June 14-Hr. Isaac Funk,
who is a close student of psychometry.
said of Mrs. Hun-hell's alleged probpesy
that he believed It was suggested to her
"The women was In a so-called trance."
lie said; "her mind was sensitive to tho
thought of those about her. She wns the
receiver of the waves of thought th.it
without doubt pussd from one soul to
another without the uo of the seii!e.
She was much like the sensitive mechnu
leal receiver of a telephone that makes It
possible for one to recognize the voice oi a
friend hundreds of miles a way."
PRINCE IS STILL WAITING
May Leave for Vienna Today Heady
for Hla Proclamation
GENEVA, June 14.-Irince Peter Kara
georgovitch Is In the constant receipt of
telegrams Informing him of the situation
In Belgrade. According to his present ar
rangementa, he will remain here until no
tified of the action taken by the Skupehlim.
Prince Peter was seen walking at 6 this
afternoon In Rue Corraterle with tho Mar
quis de Rose, a friend rrom Paris. The
prince was talking and gesticulating In an
excited way, while the marquis was trying
to calm him.
The prince's cousin, Nanatomtoh, ia ex
pected In Geneva this evening from Bel
grade. It Is believed he Is the secret leader
of the Karagenrgevltch movement In er
vla. He was Imprisoned during the life
time of King Milan for an attempt to
assassinate that monarch. There is reason
to believe that Prince Karageorgevitch will
Btart secretly for Vienna tomorrow sfter
noon. PETER DOWN ON ASSASSINS
Says Xatlon Should Punish Murderers
but Declines to Pledge
IX)NDON. June 16. The Geneva corre
spondent of the Dally Express asserts that
Prince Karageorgevitch In an Interview de
clared emphatically that the nation ought
to avengo the assassination of the king
and queen of Servia.
"A king," he said, "who could receive I
crown from the hands of assassins wouN
be their accomplice."
Asked If he would punish the assassins,
he replied, "I have no power."
In reply to the question, "But when yot
are king?" Prince t"eter gave as answer
"That may never be."
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