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; j "V THE . SUN, BAXfTEVIORE, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 9, 1902. 8 SUBURBS AND COUNTY Great Preparations Made For Joint Fair At Timonium. PREMIUM LIST IS LARGE Residents Of Forest Parle Want A Chvrrh In Which Several Denominations Mar Hold Services. The Baltimore Connty Fair, which will begin at TImonlum Tuesday, September 2, and continue until the Oth, Inclusive, promises to be one of the most successful exhibitions of the kind ever held by the society, for the Maryland State display will take place in conjunction with It, and the management looks forward to a large attendance. Entries are already coming In. end it is believed that In all departments the exhibits will come up to the most sanguine expectations of the managers. There will be n number of new features, neof the mostuntquebelnganexhlbltlonof Angora goats. The goats will be In a separate division In connection with the department of sheep and goats. Special attention 13 also being given to agricultural machinery, the show covering acres of ground. This portion of the fair will be In charge of Asa B. Gardiner, Jr., a member of the board of managers, who has the promise of large contributions from prominent dealers and manufacturers. Tha rinnrfl will meef nn tha rrnmiila nTt Friday at 3 P. M., when the final Inspection of the entire property will be made, to see what Is yet to be done to make the exhibition a success. The police arrangements will be In charge f the State authorities. Fremium lists tare been mailed by Secretary A. P. Shank-lln to the stockholders nnd all known exhibitors. Additional copies can be had on application. The races promise to come up to anything ever before shown upon the grounds. The classes and purses are better than In any previous year and the track events, It Is asserted, will be a credit to the management. Following is a list of the officers of the Maryland State Fair: President, John Waters; secretary, George TV. Alt; board of directors, John Waters, H. S. Zell, E. D. Crook, S. MandlebRum, M. Prag, IT. B. Holton, A. E. Booth, T. J. Meehan, J. W. Ilorner, F. L. Grafflin, H. Clart, J. S. Ditch, N. Fopplc-in, J. N. Mathews, George W. Alt. The officers of the Agricultural Society, of Baltimore County are: President Alexander McCoraiek, Fullerton. Vice-President Samuel M. Shoemaker, SteTcnaon. Secretary A. P. Shanklin, Towson. Treasurer James T. Reese, LntherrlUe. Board of Managers W. 8. Diffenderffer. G. AI-brt Mays, Alexander McCormick, Dr. A. O. Me-Cordy, E. Oitttngs Merryman, James P. Reese, Allen Stevenson, Samuel M. Shoemaker, Asa B. Gardtosr, Jr., James S. Nussear, D. H. Rice, Ohis. E. Burton. Marshal Edward A Cockey. Lieutenant-Marshal John C. CockeyT Deputy Marshals N. Bcwley Mon-yman. Jr., Henry M. Warfleld, Mellor Mays, H. Courtney Jenifer, Eeary W. Yellott. Charles McC. Parr. Superintendents Department A, E. G. Merry-inan and Arthur Chenowith; Department B, W. S. Diffenderffer and D. H. Ric-o; Department O. Fred-wick Von Kapf and B. H. Ridgely ; Department D, John O. Halbert and John H. Gorsuch; Department E, W. 8. Diffenderffer and Henry Tieman ; Department F, Charles E. Burton and D. M. Matthews; Department G, James 8. Nussear, Charles L. Shanklin, George B. Roberts and GeorRe E. Shelloy; Department II, Thomas B. Todd, Sr., and Albert S. Cook; Department J, Asa B. Gardiner, Jr., and William Wesley; Department K, Dr. A. C. Ms-Curdy and Thomas B. Butler; Department L, Miss Belle Cockey and Mrs. E. H. Thomson; Department M, Mrs. N. Bosley Merry man and Mrs. Jamea P. Reese; Household Department, Alexander McCormick; superintendent of forage, Elnha F. Parks. Committee on Grounds and Improvements E. G. Merryman, James S. Nussear and G. Albert Mays. Track W. Stewart Diffenderffer, E. Gittings Mer-ryman and D. H. Rice. Accounts Alexander McCormick, Samuel M. Shoemaker and James S. Nuasear. Rules, -Regulations, Etc. Alexander McCormick. G. Albert Mays and Dr. A. C. McCurdy. Premium List James P. Reese, Alexander McCormick and Samuel M. Shoemaker. Exhibits-G. Albert Mays. Charles E. Burton and Asa B. Gardiner, Jr. Reception Samuel M. Shoemaker, Dr. A. C. Mo-Curdy and W. Stewart Diffenderffer. Voung Men Take Vows. A number of roune men whn hni pleted the required term of years In the novitiate at Mount St. Joseph's College, Frederick road, took the vows of poverty! chastity and obedience there last Thursday. The young men were: Brother Xavier (William XL McNamara), of 6cm-eirille, Mass.; Brother Nilus (William H. Terrio), Salem, Mass.; Brother rwin (John O. Abely), Bos ton; Brother Patrick (Patrick A. Mohan), Lynn, Mass.; Brother Alexander (Michael J. Mattintfy)) Litchfield, Ky. ; Brother Sylvan (Joseph A. Mat-' tingly), Litchfield. Ky. ; Brother Remigius (Stephen A. Kostowski), Newark, N. J. Brothers Julian, Thomas and Alphonse, after 10 years of religious life, pronounced the final vow of stability. High mass was celebrated by the Rev. Father Gabriel, C. P. He also preached. A mass composed by Brother Cuthbert was fcung by the community choir. Among those present were: Rev. Brother Dominic, provincial of the American Province of the Xaverlan Brothers, nnd Rev. Brother Ca-Jetan, of St. Mary's Industrial School. Forest Parle Wants A Chnrch. The residents of Forest Park have united In an effort to raise sufficient money to erect an edifice for religious services that can be used In turn by the- different religious denominations In the park as a place of worship. Several entertainments have been given for that purpose by the Indies and gentlemen of the vicinity, and last msht a lawn fete was held by the young people of the park. A large tent was erected on the grounds of Mr. G. II. Uhlenberg. which was decorated with bunting and green vines, and there Ice-cream, lemonade, candy, cake and fancy articles were sold. Miss Long furnished music. The fete was in charge of the Blisses Mottu, Miss Bureesser. Miss Long, Miss McCay and Miss Uhlenberg. Take Straw Ride. A straw ride was given on Thursday night by members of Hunt's Methodist Episcopal Sunday-School. After visiting Ruxton, Rockland, Brooklandville, Sherwood, Towson and Oovanstown refreshments were served. The team was loaned by Mr. George B. Coale, of Ruxton. Those In the party were: Rer. W. W. Costin. Mrs. William A. Martin, Misses Martha Bowen, Lida Fther, Sadie Schword, Jennie LeS&ge, Bertie Coale, Lizzie Bumham. Lida. Coale, SylTester Bitter, May Ritter. Minnie Bowen. Cresencia Casey, Mary Smith, Emma Salloway, Elva McComss, Ellea Coale; Messrs. W. A. Martin, William Faulkner, Joseph Lee, John Lee, Clarence Lee, Collins Burton. John G. Burnham, t'pton J. Bumham, Joseph Bowen, James LeSage. Carroll Coale, Clarenc McOomaa and Howard Coale. Contract For School Awarded. The contract for an addition to the public school at Cockeysvllle was yesterday awarded to Bosley Bros, at their bid of $2,292. The addition Is to consist of two schoolrooms and a hall. The award was made by School Trustees Arthur, Russell and E.ice. School Commissioner James B. Ensor was present when the contract was given out. There were three other bidders: Contractor Fowble, of Cockeysvllle, bidding $2,879.03; Contractor France, of Towson, $2,273.61, and Mr. Mer-ryman, $3,183. While Mr. Fowble's bid was the lowest, lie had omitted to include the cost of spouting for the building. With this Included his bid would have been higher than that of the successful firm. Starts On Annual Hide Today. Cavalry Troop A will start on Its annual ride this afternoon at 1 o'clock from Plkes-vllle to Cooks vllle, Howard county; Frederick, to Charlestown', W. Va.; Capon Springs and return. These trips have In previous years been made most delightful by the warm receptions given the troopers by the population. The soldiers will carry with them all the requirements of army life. Nearly all the members of the troop are members of the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club and their horses have fine records as cross-country runners and jumpers. Licensed To Wed. Licenses have been Issued at Towson for the marriage of the following couples: Bijmin F. riolley, 31, and Miss Katie W em-sing, 22, both of 212 Lombard street, Highlandtown. Joseph Franklin Eckert, 21, of Phoenix, Baltimore county, and Miss Emma Elizabeth Slembaker, 21, of Warren, Baltimore county. Charles Berk, 23, and Miss Theresa Modle, 18, both of Rosedale, Fourteenth district. To Call It Glenmore Avennt, An effort will be made shortly by the residents of the Old Harford road to have Its name changed to Glenmore avenue from the Harford road proper to Loch Raven. A petition looking to that object is being signed by ail persons interested and will be presented to the County Commissioners. It Is claimed by those wishing the change that it Is confusing in business and also to visitors to have two roads of almost the same name In the same neighborhood. Valuable Estate Changes Owners. Miss Emma Dorsey Harrison, in consid eration of $20,500, has sold to George O, norn her property on Frederick road, near Catonsville, known as Wyndholm, and con taining 20 acres 3 roods and 0 perches The property- was rented by Mr. Horn In October last for one year, with the prlvl lege of purchasing before August 1 of the present year. Mr. Horn notified Miss Har rison In July of his acceptance of the contract, and tendered payment of the money. Miss Harrison not replying to his letter on July 30, Mr. Horn filed a bill in the Circuit Court at Towson for specific performance of the contract. Since the execution of the deed conveying the property to Mr. Horn the bill has been dismissed. Barron Freeland. Mr, James Barron, son of Mr. James Barron, of Ashland, and Miss Alverta Free-land, daughter of Mr. Joseph Freeland, of Warren, were married Wednesday evening at the rectory of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, at Texa3, by Rev. Father Meade, of Baltimore, who Is officiating In the parish while Rev. Richard C. Campbell is taking his vacation. The couple will reside fit Warren. Wife Applies For Divorce. Amelia Elizabeth Goebel, also known as Elizabeth Schllchthorn, by Frederick W. Feldner, attorney, has filed a bill against her husband, George Goebel, also known as George J. Schlichthorn, for absolute divorce, on statutory grounds. The couple were married In 1894. Goebel Is the name of the defendant's stepfather, which, the wife says, he discarded after marriage. There are no children. Mrs. Plndell Gives Dinner. A dinner was given on Thursday by Mrs. Rev. Adolphus T. Plndell, of Sherwood Protestant Episcopal rectory, at Cockeysvllle, In honor of her mother, Mrs. Yenott. Those present were: Mrs. Peter F. Cockey, Misses Nannie Merryman, Cecelia and Sal-lie Jessop, S. Belle Cockey, Ella Merryman, Janle M. and Laura Plndell. Deed Of Purchase Recorded. A deed for the property recently purchased by Edwin F. Abell from Robert Gll-mor, trustee, containing 514 acres, and situated on Gllmor's lane, north, of Govanstown, was deposited yesterday for record at Towson. The property formerly belonged to Mrs. Gilmor, wife of ex-Judge Gilmor, who is now dead. CAN GO TO COLORED MISSION Vestryman Says Bond Will Not Interfere With Rev. Mr. Stnbbs. The colored mission established last January by Rev. F. H. Stubbs, at Barclay street and Merryman lane, has come into the controversy between the rector and the vestry, and the friends of the former claim that the Injunction Issued against him from preaching in St. John's Church does not prevent him from conducting services in the mission, as It was organized through the personal efforts of the rector. A member of the vestry said last night that the colored mission had nothing whatever to do with the case, and that they had not even considered it. He said there was no objection that he could see to Rev. Mr. Stubbs conducting service for the colored people, but there would -be objection should he use the colored mission to conduct services for white people. IS 13 AN UNLUCKY NUMBER? A Series Of Accidents That Will Give . The Metaphysicians Work. There are many persons who delight in calling themselves advanced and who haughtily profess to be superior to what they term popular superstitions, among which the cabalistic meaning attaohed in legendary lore to the number 13 holds a prominent place. Thirteen clubs are formed, as if to challenge and defy fate, and It is considered in some circles an unmistakable indication of moral courage and of broad-mindedness to fix the number of guests at social functions at 13. Those dauntless spirits who thus throw down the gauntlet to destiny in Its ominous aspect feel that they have a mission to perform, this being nothing less than to redeem benighted and timid mortals from the thraldom of a stagnating mental despotism that has been the cause of monstrous evils. These lmDertuvbahTo singular array of tragic or less momentous coincidences chronicled in The Su of yesterday an additional target for their intellectual guiis, while weaker beings may feel tempted to regard it as' a new and formidable fortification for their belief or credulity, or whatever else it may be called. In the first place, a summer hotel on Carolina Beach, 20 miles from Wilmington, N. C, was blown down and exactly 13 guests were injured. Second, a train which had got beyond control on track 13 at Broad Street Station, Philadelphia, crashed into the station gate and serious consequences were averted only by the brakeman's rare presence of mind. Thirteen passengers were killed la a wreck on the Chicago, Milwaukee and St Paul railroad, near Rhodes, Iowa. A cloudburst at Blossburg, five miles west at Raton, N. M., occasioned the loss of 13 lives. Miss Helen Taylor, of Norfolk, left her diamond ring in stateroom 13 on the steamer to Washington, although those who poohpooh the idea that there is any baleful influence in the number will cite as an argument for their side the fact that the ring was recovered. Last and what apparenty makes all further discussion useless 13 miners were recently killed in an explosion of gas in room 13 of a Colorado mine. Let the metaphysicians take up the occult problem presented by these happenings and furnish an explanation which will satisfy everybody. BOTH UNDER CAR FENDER! Mrs. Florence Rcaale Says She And Danghter Had Narrow Escape. Mrs. Florence M. Reagle, 1423 North Central avenue, and her daughter, Miss Lottie Reagle were driving on St. Paul street down town in a runabout yesterday. Shortly before 11 o'clock, when Preston street was reached, the occupants of the vehicle failed to see car 2178, of the Preston street line, coming west on Preston street, and started to cross the tracks. The horse had Just cleared the first track when the car struck the carriage. Mrs. Reagleand her daughter were hurled out and thrown violently to the ground. Miss Reagle sustained a dislocation of her left shoulder, an Injured hip and was badly bruised about the body. Mrs. Reagle was severely bruised about the body. The run about was badly damaged and the horse Injured. The injured ladies were assisted to the office of Dr. William F. Watson, 5 West Preston street, where they received medical attention and were afterward removed to their residence in the Central district patrol, wagon. It was necessary to carry Miss Reagle on a stretcher from the ambulance to her room. Mrs. Reagle said to a reporter for Tira Sux last night: "My daughter is .suffering Intensely as a result of the accident. Her nervous system is badly shocked and the pain from the Injured hip is very severe. I am also badly bruised, We were coming in on St. Paul street and when we neared Preston street I looked to Bee if there was a car coming, but I did not observe any. When we started to cross the track the car struck us with great force, showing that it was proceeding at a high rate of speed. "We were both thrown out and my daughter was nearly under the wheels when the car stopped. Her left limb was lying along the rail and one of her shoes was burst and scraped as If the wheel had grazed it. I was also partially under the fender when rescued." In The Interest Of Mr. Wachter. The Third Ward Republican Association, northeast corner of Bank and Eden streets, admitted seven new members Monday night and unanimously Indorsed Mr. Wachter for renomlnatlon for Congress. The Northeast Frank C. Wachter Association, Mr. William T. Hughes president, has perfected a precinct organization for the Seventh ward In the Interest of Mr. Wachter for renomlnatlon for Congress. Patriotic Sons Have Reunion. Fourteen hundred people attended the reunion of the Patriotic Order Sons of America yesterday atTolchester. Governor Smith, Senator Wellngton and Assistant Passed National President J. W. Thorn addressed the assembly. Proposals For Heating; Plant. Baldwin & Pennington, architects, advertise In The Scn today for proposals for a heating plant In the State House at Annapolis. Possibly. He Miss Antlquate is making preparations to go abroad as a missionary. She Tea, poor thing i Sh has gives up all hope of being kidnapped at horns OBITUARY WILLIAM H. B. FLSSELBATJGII. The funeral of ex-Judge William H. B. Fusselbaugh of the Appeal Tax Court, and former Police Commissioner, took place from his late residence, 868 North Gay street, yesterday afternoon at 3.30 o'clock. The services were conducted by the Rev. James Woods, of Exeter Street Methodist Episcopal Church, assisted by Rev. Harry D. Mitchell, of Bethany Methodist Episcopal Church, and Rev. James H. Wilson, of Chatsworth Church. The services were largely attended. The floral tributes were beautiful and numerous, an extra conveyance being required to convey them to the cemetery. The honorary pall-bearers were Messrs. Jacob W. Hook, J. Henry Snyder, Sr., Daniel Donnelly, Flndlay H. Burns, E. T. Joyce, Jacob Frey, Samuel Hannah, N. Rufus GUI, Charles W. Hatter, George Schilling, James E. Carr, Sr., E. J. Chals-Ity, W. B. Brlstor and John. C. Boyd. The active bearers were N. F. Stone, J. T. Stone, James Stone, William Hall, W. H. B. Fusselbaugh and R. F. Gibson. The interment was made in the family lot at Baltimore Cemetery. The funeral was directed by Messrs. Evans & Spenee. . WALTER COLE. Mr. Walter Cole died Thursday evening of heart trouble at the home of his brother, Mr. Lloyd Cole, 115 West Monument street. Mr. Cole was taken sick several weeks ago while spending the summer In the Green Spring Valley. He was brought to the city and grew worse. Mr. Cole was bom In Baltimore and was 37 years old. He was the son of the late William H. and Virginia Cole. He graduated at Harvard University in 1880, in the class with President Roosevelt, and took a course at the Harvard Law School, but never practiced his profession. He was a member of the Baltimore Country Club and of Emmanuel Protestant Episcopal Church. Mr. Cole is survived by two sisters Miss Bertha Cole, of Baltimore, and Mrs. E. Vanderhorst, of New York and three brothers Messrs. Alan, Lloyd and William R. Cole, all of Baltimore. MRS. HENRIETTA BOETTTGHEIMKR Mrs. Henrietta Boettigheimer, widow of Josiah Boettigheimer, died yesterday morning at 3 o'clock of a complication of diseases at her home, 1101 Argyle avenue. She was born at Schweinfurt-on-the-Main 66 years ago. She was a member of Har Sinai congregation. Her funeral will take place tomorrow morning. Rev. Dr. Charles R. Rubensteln, rabbi of Har Sinai Temple, will officiate. Six daughters and three sons Mrs. Sol. A. Pyle, Richmond, Va.; Mrs. Isldor Mer-feld, Mrs. Simon Bernstein, Misses Nora, Fannie and Mamie Boettigheimer; Messrs. Samuel, Joseph and Moses Boettigheimer survive. WILLIAM LEWIS HEWITT. The funeral of Mr: William Lewis Hew-Itt, who died suddenly from heart disease last Wednesday afternoon, while standing In front of a stall in the Belair Market waiting for a car, took place from his late residence, 603 Ensor street, and was largely attended. The services at the house and at the cemetery were conducted by Rev. William J. Wiggins. The scene at the grave when taps was sounded was extremely affecting. The pallbearers, who were brothers and cousins of the deceased, -were Messrs. Jacob, Rudolph and Stephen D. Hewitt, Ed ward A. Burns, Charles Wehman, John Tragesser and Harry Ortllp. The interment was made in Baltimore Cemetery under the direction of Mr. Harry E. Hughes. There were many handsome floral designs. After the services a wagon- load of flowers was sent to St. Joseph's and City Hospitals. MRS. FREDERIKE J. E. OTTO. Mrs. Frederike J. E. Otio, niuun of Ferdinand Otto, who was for many years a well-known business man of this city, died yesterday morning at the home of her son-in-law, Dr. John G. Beck, 1538 North Caroline street. Death was due to heat prostration, which she sustained during the extreme hot weather about three weeks ago and from which she never re covered. Mrs. Otto was 77 years old, and was born in the Province of Hannover, Germany. She came to America 48 years ago. One son and three daughters survive. They are Mr. Frank Otto, Mrs. W. Gerbode, Mrs. John G. Beck and Miss Amelia Otto. There are three grandchildren. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. Interment will be made in Baltimore Cemetery. Rev. Julius Hofmann, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, will conduct the services. ANDREW SCHULER. The funeral of Andrew Schuler, who died Wednesday morning, took place yesterday morning from St. Michael's Church, where a requiem mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Scholly. A detail of soldiers from Fort McHenry In command of Corporal Reiner, with Bu gler Mackintosh, acted as escort and pallbearers. The body was placed In the vault in Holy Redeemer Cemetery. The funeral was in charge of Joseph J. Herr. Mr. Schuler arrived in Baltimore on July 5, 1902, after an absence of three years in the Philippine Islands, where he served in Company C, Twenty-first Regiment. THOMAS J. CONROY. Mr. Thomas J. Conroy, of the firm of Conroy & Sons, horseshoers, 1040 Pennsyl vania avenue, died yesterday afternoon of typhoid fever at his home, 1318 Pennsylva nia avenue, after an Illness of three weeks. He was a son of Daniel Conroy and was born In this city 20 years ago. Although quite young, he had a wide acquaintance In Northwest Baltimore. He was a member of the Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, from which his funeral will take place Monday morning. MRS. CLARA A. PARSONS. Mrs. Clara A. Parsons, 43 years old, wife of Mr. Joseph Parsons, 706 East Chase street, died at her home Thursday afternoon of diabetes, after a short illness. She was the daughter of Daniel and Leah Lud- wig, of this city. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son and two daughtersJoseph D. and Misses Grace L. and Blanche H. Parsons. The funeral will take place this after noon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in Loudon Park Cemetery. MRS. THEODATE P. SOUTHCOMB. The funeral of Mrs. Theodate Pope South- comb, who died Wednesday, took place from her late residence, 215 North Broad way, yesterday morning. Services were conducted by Rev. Perry Dean. There were many floral tributes. The Interment was made In the family lot at Friends' Cemetery, Harford road. Evans & Spence had charge of the funeral arrangements. SIMON CODD. Mr. Simon Codd, 72 years old, who was a foreman in the Water Department for 32 years, died yesterday of paralysis at his home, 527 East Madison, street. He is survived by a widow, two sons and two daughters. Postal Cards May Be Redeemed. Postmaster S. Davies Warfield announced yesterday that uncanceled and unserviceable postal cards which are In a whole condition, and not treated by any process of bronzing, enameling or other coating, may now be redeemed for postage stamps or other stamped paper only at 75 per cent, of their face value. Each unused half of a "reply" postal card will be regarded as one single card. Pieces of cards will not be redeemed. When cards are presented for redemption in quantities they must be prop erly faced and banded in packages of 25. Cards will only be redeemed from original purchasers. Overboard While Heavy With Sleep Thomas Baden, 56 years old, of 47 East Hughes street, was drowned about4o'clock yesterday morning by falling from pier 7, Light street wharf. The body was found later by the crew of the police boat Lan- nan.' Baden had been sleeping on the wharf, and In a half-dazed condition walked to the edge and toppled over. Several men on the wharf heard the splash, but did not know what it was. Coroner Jose Hirsh deemed an Inquest unnecessary. Urge Mr. Fink For Congress. The Charles E. Fink Democratic Club of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Wards was or ganized last night, with over 100 members. Mr. Joel H. Wolfsheimer was elected president and Lewis Will secretary. Resolutions indorsing Mr. Fink and pledging him the support of the members in his fight for the nomination and election to Congress from the Second district were adopted. Followed Niece In Death. The funeral of Mrs. Lena McCully, 128 Fort avenue, who died on Wednesday, took-place yesterday afternoon from the Protestant Episcopal Chapel of the Advent, Os-tend and Patapsco streets. Mrs. McCulIy'a death was remarkable as following closely that of her niece, Miss Carrie Cay, who was stricken with paralysis while attend ing her sick aunt. TO F0E0E . WHITE MEN Jones Says The Negfro Will Make Them Help Him. BLACK SPEAKER WAS BITTER Large Crowd At Colored Conference. Moral And Social Reform Are Discussed. '(' Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 8. The Negro Young People's Christian and Educational Congress continued today, with a very large attendance. The day began with sunrise prayer meetings, at which the general subject of the "Conversion of the World" was considered. Rev. Dr. E. Watts, of Petersburg, acted as chairman of the first regular session of the congress, held at Piedmont Park. Dr. G. W. Hayes, president of the Virginia Seminary, Lynchburg, Va., delivered an address on the social status and needs of the colored woman. A symposium on "The Negro's Contribution to His Own Development" was next taken up, and upon this subject there were addresses by H. T. Keating, of Philadelphia; Rev. N. C. Cleaves, Washington, D. C, and Rev. W. J. Howard, of Washington, D. C. At the regular morning session of the conference addresses upon the general theme of "Moral and Social Reform" were delivered by Mary A. Lynch, of Salisbury, N. C; Rev. G. L. Blackwell, : of Philadelphia; Rev. J. A. Bray, of Athens, Ga., and Rev. Reverdy C. Ransom, of Chicago. R. E. Jones, of New Orleans, declared that the time had come when the negro should decide the policy of this country toward his race. "If the white man won't help us we will make him," he said. "It is no longer for the white man to say. It is for the negro to say,-and say he will. If the white man does not extend to us the helping hand we will force him to it." Jones also declared in bitter terms that the negro in the South was not given a fair chance and that he must make for himself his position among the people.' Rev. J. A. Bray, of Athens, Ga., in his speech on the good of secret societies among the negro race said that if the white man would co-operate with the negro in lawfully executing criminals and hunting them down the negro would go to the very mouth of hell to protect the women of this country. In the afternoon the delegates gathered at various evangelical churches for the discussion of missionary questions and other subjects connected with the social and moral advancement of the race. At all of these meetings considerable attention was given to the question, "To What Extent Is the Race Addicted to Drink? Its Evils and Its Cure." The civic and material status of the race was the subject touched upon at the night session of the conference. Addresses upon thl3 theme were given by Bishop G. W. Clinton, of Charlotte, N. C; Rev. W. L. Lampton, of Washington, D. C; Dr. Joseph Booker, of Little Rock, Ark., and Dr. J. F. Cooke, of Henderson, N. C. The address of President Booker T. Washington is expected to be the feature of tomorrow's session. DR. ANDREW SLED1) RESIGNS Cause Said To Be Criticism Of An Article On Negro Question. Atlanta, Aug. 8. Dr. Andrew Sledd, professor of Latin in Emory College, which is located in Oxford, Ga., near Atlanta, today tendered his resignation. Dr. Sledd's retir. nent from the faculty is said to be the if dult of adverse criticisms made of the Protssor on account of an article by him printed in the Atlantic Monthly, in which he made certain statements with reference to the negro question, which have been construed as attacks upon the South and Its treatment of the colored man.. BRYAN NOT A CANDIDATE States Emphatically That He Will Not Rnn In 1904. Mtjscattntb, Iowa, Aug. 8. Hon. William J. Bryan settled for ajl time the rumors that he will be a candidate for President in 1904 In an interview while here today on his way to' Danville, 111. Colonel Bryan when shown yesterday reports that he might again be a candidate was much nettled and expressed himself in no uncertain manner. He said he wanted the matter settled righj: now, so there could be no further question. The Mason City interview, he said, was unreliable. "I will not be a candidate for President In 1904," said Mr. Bryan. "While I would not promise never to be a .candidate again under any circumstances, I have no plans looking to the future nomination for any office. I am perfectly content to do my work as a private citizen and enjoy my editorial work. I shall continue to advocate with tongue and -pen reforms which I believe to be necessary." Talking of the Republican platform of Iowa, Mr. Bryan said; "I am glad to notice an improvement In Iowa politics. By the action of the recent State Republican convention I am glad to note that they realize and recognise that behind the tariff lurk the great monopolies and trusts of this country. "Nine years ago I Introduced a bill into Congress exactly along this same line, taking the tariff off trust-made goods, and, although the indorsement comes a little late, I am glad to note that even after nine years the Republicans of Iowa have come to my way of thinking. But the action of the Republican party in Iowa will be of little effect in national politics, for the simple reason that those who control legislation are those who favor and operate the gigantic trusts and monopolies of the country. "People who furnish campaign funds for the Republican party are the ones who name your Attorney-General and those having authority. They don't want your money out here. They want your votes. So I say that the plank in the Republican platform is merely education, that's all." BLISS QUITS TARIFF BOARD Five Other Members Of Republican Protective League Withdraw. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. New York, Aug. 8. Ample evidence is being given that the split in the Republican party in Congress, which made its appearance when the Cuban reciprocity bill was under discussion in the Senate, has spread to the ranks of the party at large. Cornelius N. Bliss, who was one of the founders of the American Protective Tariff League, and who was Its president for seven years, has resigned from the Board of Managers of the league, because he does not agree with its opposition to President Roosevelt on the question of Cuban relief. With him five other members of the league have withdrawn. Mr. Bliss' withdrawal has caused a sensation among Republicans. He was treasurer of the Republican National Committee In 1896, and was Secretary of the Interior in President McKinley's first Cabinet. He has always been regarded as one of the foremost leaders of independent Republican sentiment. He was president of the Tariff League from 1891 to 1837. Charles A. Moore is now the league's president nnd Charles E. Coffin represents Maryland in its executive committee. WOODRUFF NOT A CANDIDATE He Is Not Hopeful Of Carrying Itlngrs Connty This Fall. , Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. New York, Aug. 8. Lieutenant-Governor Woodruff formally declined renomlnatlon at a conference of Republican leaders at the Fifth Avenue Hotel this afternoon. Governor Odell, Senator Piatt, Colonel Dunn, chairman of the State committee, and Robert Morris, chairman of the county committee, all urged him to be a candidate, but his refusal was emphatic. 'There is talk now of Senator Nathaniel A. Elsberg for the second place on the ticket. Mr. WoodruffsaId he had no Intention to retire from active politics In Brooklyn. Kings county, he said, would send to the State convention an organization delegation. in which not more than two or three so-called Independents would find a place. He was not hopeful of carrying the county this fall, however. The Michigan Prohibitionists. Detroit, Aug. 8. The Prohibition State Convention today nominated a full ticket, headed by Walter S. Westerman, of Adrian, for Governor. The platform contains but two planks, one protesting against the legalization of the liquor traffic and theother declaring for equal suffrage. Total Abstinence Union Adjourns. Dubuque, Iowa, Aug. 8. The Catholic Total Abstinence Union adjourned at noon to meet next year in Pittsburg, Pa., August 5, 6 and 7. All the old officers were reelected, save that Rev. W. J. Shanley, Hartford, Conn., was chosen president. A cablegram was received from Rome imparting the .DOBtolic blessing. - MACKAY PACIFIC CABLE PLAN President Roosevelt Indorses It And It May Be Fulfilled. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Oyster Bat, L. I., Aug. 8. After an hour's talk today . President Roosevelt told Attorney-General Knox that he was ready to indorse the proposition of the Mackay Cable Company to lay a cable across the Pacific ocean. That practically Is said to mean the assurance of a Pacific cable within two years. The Pacific cable question was pretty well threshed out in Congress last winter, but nothing- definite was achieved. During the session of Congress the late John W. Mackay called at the White House and explained very fully to the President twhat his company proposed to do, what concessions, it wanted from the Government and what it would give in return. Acting upon this the matter was referred' to Attorney-General Knox for further examination or modification. He added several Important conditions to those proposed by the company, including these: . That the United States Government - at all times shall have priority of service. That the Government, through the Postmaster-General, as is customary in such contracts, shall have the right to fix the rates to be charged by. the conjpany. That in time of war the Government shall have the right absolutely to control the cable. That, in order to protect not only the Government, but also individual private customers of the company, the Pacific Commercial Cable Company is required to lay a distinct line of cablet from China to Manila, so that It will not be necessary to depend upon the British company which now controls the only cable from Hongkong to Manila. And, finally that the United States at any time after the completion of the cable-may purchase the line at an appraised valuation to be fixed by arbitrators selected in the usual manner by the two parties to the transaction. . By those who have studied the subject it is believed , that a cable laid under the conditions proposed will be to all intents and purposes a Government cable line, with few, if any, of the disadvantages attendant upon Government construction and maintenance. Under the United Stats treaty with China, the Chinese Government, having granted to a British company the right to maintain and operate a cable line within Its domain, will be obliged to grant to the Pacific Commercial Cable Company, an American corporation, the same rights. This will enable the company not only to land its San Francisco line in China, but also to obtain a Chinese terminus for Its line to Manila. In the laying of its cable lines the company has been accorded the right to use the United States Government soundings. Attorney-General Knox believes the company will proceed immediately to construct its line. Considerable time will be required for the preliminary arrangements before the actual laying of the cable begins, but it is regarded now as certain that an American owped and operated cable line to the Orient is in sight The Attorney-General and Mrs. Knox left late this afternoon for Atlantic City. H. C. McCullough, a prominent railroad official of Chicago, and his daughter were guests of the President at luncheon. APPRAISERS' ACTS ABSOLUTE Jurisdiction Not Shared By The Treasury Department. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. New Yobk, Aug. 8. The decision of the Board of Classification of the United States General' Appraisers, rendered today, is of great importance. It is held that the jurisdiction and authority of the board as laid down under the law is absolute, and is not shared by the Treasury Department. For. some time, it is said, there has been a growing practice on the part of the Treasury Department to withdraw protests that had come before the board, presumably to correct errors, and then never bring the cases before the board again. Instead, the department would simply announce a ruling which would cover the cases in question. The Board of Classification now holds, in effect, that such action really amounts to an attempt on the part of the department to exercise Judicial functions concurrently with the board, and that it is a usurpation of judicial functions wholly without warrant in law. If the decision be affirmed it will materially curtail the powers of any administration which might wish to introduce new methods In customs matters. CONFECTIONERS' OFFICERS Mr. Dockman, Of Baltimore, On The Executive Board. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. iTHiLADBLPHiA, Aug. 8.- George W. Frlta, of Newark, N. J., was today elected president of the National Jobbing Confectioners' Association at the concluding session of the association's annual convention. W. H. Hamilton, cf Pittsburg, was nominated for the presidency, but he was defeated by a vote of 56 to 44 after a heated debate. G. C. Goodyear and C. H. Solomon, both of St. Louis, were elected first and second vice-presidents ;.D. E. Alcorn, of Pittsburg, was elected secretary, and J. Martin Miller, of t'hilfidelphlaX treasurer. .Members of the executive board were elected as follows: John H. Dockman, Balti-nore; William J. Shoemaker, Buffalo; D. L. Morgan, Central Pennsylvania; H. E. Shaffer, Chicago; Leo Stern, Cincinnati; William Worm, Cleveland; C. I. Wrlgnt, Detroit; E. S. Martin, Indianapolis; William Scherinan, Milwaukee; D. C. Navitalr, Northern New Jersey; George W. Coles, Philadelphia; J. H. Faul-haber, Pittsburg; C. G. B. Hare, Richmond and Manchester; F. G. C. Danigan, Rochester; C. Miner, St. Louis; B. E. Obendorfer, j-dewater; G. W. Roob, Washington; G. Barr, Wilmington; A. H. Sickels, New York; William D. Hudson, Brooklyn, and Jacob Dorsch, Jersey City. In the afternoon the visitors were taken for a drive through Falrmount Park and later were entertained at supper at Belmont Mansion. LAD MEETS A HERO'S DEATH Rescued A Companion From A Vat Of Boiling Water. Philadelphia, Aug. 8. James Carr, aged 16, was fatally scalded today In a tank of boiling water while attempting to rescue Joseph Garforth, aged 17, who had fallen Into the tank. Carr died at a hospital and Garforth Is not expected to live. The youths were playing baseball at Manayunk, a suburb, and Garforth tripped and fell into a sunken vat, used as a receptacle for exhaust steam and water from the factory in which they were employed. Carr went to his friend's assistance and was dragged into the scalding water. With marvelous heroism he held Garforth's head above the water until both were rescued. VIRGINIAN GOING TO INDIA Rev. Isaac Cannaday Selected To Do Missionary Work, Gettysburg, Pa., Aug. 8. As a missionary to India, Rev. Isaac Cannaday, a Virginian, will shortly leave ..this place to assume his new laborB. The Board of Foreign Missions of the Lutheran Church has chosen him from a large list of applicants for the honor. Tha young minister thus chosen Is a graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary In this place. He attained his degree with credit and honors, and his selection for the Eastern post was unanimous. IN MISS ROOSEYELT'S HONOR Mrs.F.B. Hoffman Gives Card Party . And Supper At Newport. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Newport, R. I., Aug. 8. In honor or Miss Alice Roosevelt, Mrs. Francis Burrill Hoffman gave a card party and supper at her summer residence this evening. The company, besides the President's daughter, Included all the young folk whom Miss Roosevelt has met during her visit, which has been marked by much quiet gayety. The prizes were very pretty and were well worth winning, and, besides, each player received a favor in the form of a red satin heart attractively made, which were used to keep the scores upon. FOREST FIRES IN WYOMING Loss On Timber Expected To Reach $ 1,000,000. Battle Lake, Wto., Aug. 8. Three great forest fires are raging within a few miles of this town. Hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of some of the most valuable timber In Wyoming has been destroyed. On the west fork o'f the Encampment river, one of the most beautiful forests in the State Is being burned. The value of timber that will be destroyed there alone is estimated at least at $1,000,000. The origin of the fire is attributed to sheep herders and camp movers .. .. ... , . TROOPS RESCUE WOMAN Said4 She Was A Target Beoause Husband Worked In Mine. A SCRANTON WASHERY BURNED The Company Allegres It Was Deliberately Set On Fire Mitchell Is Satisfied With The Situation. Shenakboah, Pa., Aug. 8. A platoon of the Governor's Troop of cavalry went to Turkey Run Hill today on an errand of mercy, and rescued a small family from the violence of neighbors. There had been petty acts of violence reported from that territory nearly every day for a week. Today Brigadier-General Gobin received a pathetic letter from the wife of a non-union workman who Is employed in the Gllberton colliery of the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company, in which she tells of the treatment accorded her by strikers in that vicinity. Among other things, she said rocks , had been thrown through the windows at night, one of them nearly striking her sleeping child, the house was damaged, and while she was outdoors one night a shot was fired at her. She also said crowds gathered around the house, hooted and jeered at her and the child and hung crepe on the door. Her husband, she continued, was compelled to stay In the mines in order to earn money to keep them from starving, and as he could not leave his work, she asked the commanding officer of the troops here to protect her. Turkey Run Hill has no police protection, and General Gobln decided to help the woman. He learned that she was not in the best of health, and It was decided that she had better be taken from the place to the hospital. To carry this .out the General ordered a platoon of cavalry to make a demonstrations In that section, and while there to escort the woman and her child to the railroad station. This was done. The troops rode all over the territory and found that the population, which Is made up of many foreigners, was not in the best frame of mind. The soldiers were hooted and jeered and called uncomplimentary names. Only orie stone was thrown at the horsemen, and this was done by some one on a high ridge, out of the soldiers' reach. The cavalrymen stopped their horses and the crowd scattered Instantly. The two Lithuanians who were yesterday held responsible for the death of Joseph Beddall in the riots of las.t week were today oommitted without ball to the county Jail at PottsvIIle on the charge of murder. Another Lithuanian charged with rioting was released on $2,000 ball. It Is understood that a large number of other arrests will be made and more charges of murder will be brought. The police are having difficulty in discovering the participants In the riots. The foreigners are standing together and are not volunteering any Information. It was feared that an attempt would be made to rescue the two Lithuanians held for murder, and the other charged with rioting, from the litle lock-up early this morning. In consequence a company of soldiers on guard duty close at hand was kept in readiness to march. Extra guards are on duty at the borough building in which the men are confined. 'Brig. -Gen. John W. Schall, of the First Brigade, accompanied by General Weaver of his staff, came here from Philadelphia today and paid a visit to brigade headquarters. He left for Philadelphia this evening. General Gobin said General Schall was here merely on a social visit, and that the question of calling out additional troops was not discussed. ANOTHER WASHERY HORNS Scranton Coal Officials inspect It ( Was Set On Fire. Scranton, Pa., Aug. 8. The Capouse washery of the Scranton Coal Company, a branch of the Ontario and Western Coal Pepartment, was destroyed this afternoon by re of mysterious origin. The flames were discovered a few minutes after the force of men returned from dinner. The company officials allege that the place was set on fire during the absence of the men and when ony one man was about the plant. The fact that a washery fire was unknown until the Bellevue washery burned a week ago today tends to lend color to the suspicion that the flames were not of accidental origin. The washery was built two years ago, and was the largest in this region, holding the record for production, having once turned out 86,000 tons of coal in one month. It resumed operations July 15, and was employing 60 men. ' :w !. - The plant was destroyed, entailing a loss of $35,000. Because of the fact that a washery is for the most part saturated with water when In operation, the coal companies do not have them insured. The Dodge colliery of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Company, located at the southern boundary of the city, resumed work this morning with 200 men. Half of this number are old employes of the colliery working under ground. The other half are recruits from among the foreign element, who are put at work doing the outside jobs. This makes four collieries In operation in this city. The Oxford, Cayuga and Dickson, the other three, are increasing their forces right along, and the companies say that if the ratio of Increase continues for another week they will be working full-handed. IF MINERS RETURN TO WORK Operators Say The Wage Promises Of March Still Hold Good. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Wilkesbarre, Pa., Aug. 8. Operators here stated today that strike leaders are telling the men that if the strike is lost their wages will be reduced when they go back to the mines. There is no foundation for this, operators say, and reiterate their premise of March 12 to pay the men at the same rate of wages until April 1, 1903, and thereafter, subject to 60 days' notice, and also to adjust all local grievances with their employes at the respective collieries. "Mother" Mary Jones, after spending the morning in this city in conference with President Mitchell, went to Scranton this afternoon to see the union officials there and will return tomorrow to West Virginia. She was enthusiastic in her confidence that the strike in this region would be won, and she also declares that the strikers In West Virginia, although they have a hard fight, will win. "The decisions of Judges iveller and Gofl! have done more for the strikers than against them," she said, "because they have enabled us to place our position clearly before the people of the country, and now that we have their sympathy and hearty good will there is no chance of defeat.". President Mitchell stated this morning that President Roosevelt will not be asked to pardon the strike leaders now In jail in West Virginia until all the other legal steps have been found futile. There are two or three yet to be taken appeals to the higher courts, to the Governor and the Board of Pardons. Mr. Mitchell, in. an interview, said he was satisfied with the situation in the coal regions. Reports from the district officials of the United Mine Workers show that the misunderstanding which prevailed a few weeks ago over the distribution of the relief fund has now disappeared and the strikers are more confident than ever that they are going to win. Mr. Mitchell was also of the opinion that the anthracite mine workers must be paid In proportion to the amount paid to men in other branches of Industry, and unless this Is done many of the miners who have already left the hard-coal regions to go to the bituminous fields will never return. The superintendents of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Companies' collieries in tha Wyoming region report that an Increased number of men are applying daily for work. STRIKE MAY SOON END New Haven Residents Aslc For Trolley Road Receivers. New Haven, Con., Aug. 8. It was announced this afternoon by the citizens committee that it regards the trolley strike as practically settled. The officers of the company have consented to reinstate the discharged employes, and the strikers have agreed to return to work if the company will agree in the future to meet a committee of the employes. The question of final settlement now depends on the action of the company whether or not it will consent to receive committees of employes in the future. The strikers announce that they are prepared to call a meeting to ratify such an agreement and resume the operation of cars within an hour. Papers applying for the appointment of a receiver for the Falrhaven and WestviUe Railroad Company have been drawn up by a committee of five prominent lawyers. They were forwarded to the Attorney-General by mail this afternoon. The papers set forth that the trolley company has failed of its corporate duties and responsi bilities, and by its failure to operate its cars Is causing great pecuniary loss to the community in which it is chartered to operate. TROUBLE NOT SETTLED A Boycott Declared Against Camden Railway. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Huntington, W. Va., Aug. 8. Trouble Is again brewing between the local union of Amalgamated Association of Street Railway Workers and the Camden Interstate Railway. The union claims that a few of its members in the cities of Ironton, Ohio; Ashland, Ky., and Huntingdon have been refused employment since the adjustment of the recent strike, on the grounds of incompetency, and as a result President Casler, of the local union, ordered a meeting of all employes on the system to be held in this city at 9 o'clock tonight. The meeting of the union employes on the Camden Interstate Railway here tonight resulted In a committee being appointed to wait on the Camden Company to demand the reinstatement of all employes except those against whom charges had been preferred prior to the recent strike. In event that the company fails to adjust the difficulty, the matter will likely be settled by arbitration. The Federal Union has already met and declared the Camden company "unfair," and boycott is now on, hacks being run to accommodate unionists and their friendj who do not care to patronize the railway, company. BRIDGE-WORKERS TO STRIKE Extensive Campaign Against The American Bridge Company. Philadelphia, Aug. 8. The Executive Board of the Structural Ironworkers' Union at a meeting here today voted to order a strike of all employes of the American Bridge Company throughout the country for the enforcement of the wage scale in the Philadelphia district. By this order 5,000 men will be affected. The board further decided to order all members of the Union in the country to refuse to handle any of the American Bridge Company's product that may be used by any other construction company or contractor. This order will affect 6,000 additional workmen. Philadelphia is the only city in which the union scale is not paid by the American Bridge Company. The demands are 50 cents an hour for an eight-hour working day. A strike has been in progress here since May 1. General President Buchanan, of Chicago, who attended the meeting of the executive board, has left the city to personally order the sympathetic strike. He will visit Albany, Buffalo, Cleveland, Pittsburg, Chicago, St. Louis and Denver. DELIYERY BOYS STRIKE Chicago Lads Demand An Increase In Wages. Chicago, Aug. 8. Several hundred boys employed on the delivery wagons of the State street department stores struck today for an increase in thslr scale from $4 and $5 to $3 a week. The delivery of parcels was delayed to a considerable extent. As in the recent mes-esnger boys' strike, the boys made the affair much of a jollification. The express companies practically decided to resist the demands of their drivers for increased pay and less hours, says the Tribune, and have taken steps to pratect their business should the Teamsters' Union call a strike. Coupled with this decision come rumors of a similar action by the managers of some of the big department stores, whose stablemen and drivers are threatening trouble. WU TO ADDRESS LABOR MEN Binghamton (N. Y.) Unions Invite Him To Their Celebration. Binghamton, N. T., Aug. 8. Fred E. Kennedy, chairman of the local Labor Day committee, has received the following letter: Washington, Chinese legation, Acg. 7, 1902. Dear Sir: I am in receipt of your letter of the 2d instant inviting me to address the union men at Binghamton on Labor Day. Appreciate highly tha friendly spirit that prompted this kind invitation, and I will endeavor to see my -way clear to accept it. It is Bpecially gratifying to me to find that there are union men who hold such enlightened vieirs ol exclusive legislation, and I assure you it will be a pleasure to meet and address such broad-minded men.. Very truly yours, .WTX Ting-FANG. . This is said to be the first invitation extended to a Chinaman by a labor union on. a similar occasion. MR. WU TO WRITE A BOOK He Will Tell How Streets Are Paved And Then Dog Up. New Yobk, Aug. 8.-JVu Ting-fang, Chinese Minister, arrived today from Washington, and Is staying at the Waldorf-Astoria. Minister Wn Is here with several attaches of the Chinese Legation to meet Prince Chn, a special envoy to the coronation of King Edward, who will arrive on the St. Paul tomorrow. "Of course I am glad to see New York again," he said, "but when will yon ever stop digging mines In your streets? I never saw such big holes as you make in your beautiful city. When I drove to the hotel I heard roars which sounded like all the artillery in the United States was firing shots at the same time. I was told it was blasting. "You would have a much more beautiful city if you would only stop tearing it up. Why, ever since I came to the United States I have been making trips to New York, and each time I find the streets torn up worse than the time before. "I am too modest to do so now, but when I go back to China I am going to write a book and say all the things I want to about the United States. I shall write how you take a nicely paved street and dig it up, then recover it and dig it up again. "Oh, my book will deal with everything; my life in Washington; what I think of public men; my various trips about the country, and everything. It will be a good-sized book. I have not started to write it yet, lt I shall, never fear, and the people of the United States will like to read It. I shall say many veTy, very nice things about them." Peirce To Meet Chen. Washington, Aug. 8. Assistant Secre tary Peirce, of the State Department, will go down the bay to meet Prince Chen and his party, comprising the Chinese mission to King Edward's coronation, who are expected to arrive at New York on the St. Paul. The Treasury Department has placed a revenue cutter at Mr. Peirce's disposal for this purpose. LEWIS G. T003IBS HANGED Final Chapter In A Chicago Lake Steamer Tragedy. Chicago, Aug. 8. Lewis G. Toombs was hanged at 11.29 o'clock this morning for the murder of Carrie Larson. He made a short statement, in which he pretested his innocence and expressed confidence that his name would be cleared of the crime attributed to him. Death resulted from strangulation. Murdered And Mutilated. The crime for which Lewis G. Toombs paid the death penalty was the murder of Carrie Larson on the night of December 30 last year. Toombs was cook of the steamer Peerless and had hired the young woman to assist him on the boat, which was lying Icebound In the Burlington slip of the Chicago river. The only other occupant of the boat was Robert Kelssig, a roustabout. It was the story of Kelssig that convicted Toombs of one of the most horrible crimes ever discovered in this city. Late at night Toombs had come to the steamer and had tried to force his way into the young woman's room. Failing In this, he ordered her to cook him a meal. As she started to comply Toombs strangled her, mutilated her body horribly and then compelled Kelssig, who was an unwilling witness, to help him bury the body under the ice of the river. Several days after the boy ran away to the police, fearing for hisj own life, and told the story, which resulted in the recovery of the body of the woman and Toombs' conviction. Two trials were held. In the first two brothers on the jury held out for absolute acquittal. The verdict in the second trial was rendered after a deliberation of only 20 minutes. Peter Power Case Adjonrned. New Yoek, Aug. 8. The hearing in the Northern Pacific merger case before Special Examiner Mable was today adjourned until next Monday at the request of counsel for CainSlle Weidenfleld, the broker, who was expected to testify today. Peter Power, the plaintiff In the case, was not present, but his counsel, George A. Lamb, stated that he had communicated with Power. He assured the opposing counsel that his client would be produced within a few days. A CHICAGO MYSTERY Young Woman's Body Found Oa A Vacant Lot. MURDER PROBABLY WAS DONE Man Snspected Of The Crime Also Believed To Have Made Away With Ills Mother He Disappears. Chicago, Aug. 8. The body of the young woman found last night in the vacant lot at the corner of Seventy-fourth and State streets has been identified as that of Miss Minnie Mitchell, of 604 Forty-fourth street. In this city, and the police are looking for William Bartholin, a young mechanic who was with her at the time of her disappearance. - The case is shrouded in mystery, but the police are firmly of the opinion that the girl was murdered by Bartholin, and that he also murdered his own mother, Mrs. Anna Bartholin, who mysteriously disappeared three weeks before the Mitchell girl went away with the young man. The body of the girl was beyond identification, but her sister, Lillle Mitchell, tonight positively identified the dress, the petticoat of lavender silk and the hat worn by her sister at the time of her disappearance, and there is no doubt in the minds of the police that the body Is that of Minnie Mitchell. Miss Mitchell was last seen by the members of her family on the night of July 30, when she left her father's house In company with Bartholin, the couple saying that they intended to take a walk. She did not return to the house that night, and nothing was heard of her or of Bartholin until two days later, when the girl's father received a note from Bartholin saying that he and the girl had eloped and had started for California to spend their honeymoon. Mrs. Anna Bartholin, the mother, whom the police firmly believe was killed by her son, disappeared from her home at 4310 Calumet avenue, a month ago. Her son made no report of his disappearance to the police, and a man who had boarded with her for years reported the matter, saying he was confident that she had met with foul play, for the Teason that she had said nothing about going away, ind had disappeared on a washing day so suddenly as to leave the clothes In the tub. He thought she was lying dead in her room. Officers were at once sent to the house and forced the -door of her apartments, but found no trace of her. Her son said that she had gone to Milwaukee, and as there was no reason at that time to think she had been murdered, the matter was allowed to drop. The day after the visit of the police to the residence of her mother Bartholin called for the Mitchell girl and they went away together. The letter written by Bartholin to Mr. Mitchell was posted In Chicago two days after his disappearance. Bartholin Is 28 years of age and has been employed as a mechanic In a wagon shop at Auburn Park. He has not been seen by his employers for more than two weeks and they have received no word from him. There is no known motive for the murder, but the wound in the back of the Mitchell girl's head is so situated as to render it out of the question that she could have inflicted It herself, and there Is no doubt that she was murdered. Why the son. should have tried to make away with his mother is not known and there is no evidence that she has been killed beyond the fact that she has disappeared and cannot be found. She kept roomers In her house, some of whonr had lived with her for 20 years. She was not in the habit of leaving her home and the men In her house are confident that she would not have dona so without saying something to them before leaving. The police base their belief in her murder on the fact that Bartholin disappeared quickly after he knew that his mother's disappearance was being investigated. NAMED THE STACK DOBOTUT Miss Bassett Made A265-Foo Ascent In A Bucket. Kansas Citt, Mo., Aug. 8. As the result of a dare by J. C Fennell, purchasing agent of the local Armour, packing plant, in whose office she is employed. Miss Mary Dorothy Bassett, a pretty girl of 20, was hoisted In a bucket to the top of the plant's new 265-foot brick chimney. It Is the tallest chimney west of New York. The young woman placed an American flag on the top, sang the "Star-Spangled Banner" and named the stack Dorothy. She was safely lowered to the ground. FIva thousand people watched the ceremony. DROWNED AT ATLANTIC CITT Pennsylvanian Almost Reached The Lifeboat When He Sank. Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. 8. J. O. Scarbaker, of Tampa, Berks county. Pa., was urowned at the foot of South Carolina avenue this afternoon. Mr. Scarbaker was 23 years of age and went In the surf with friends just before noon. Alter lying in the shallow water for some time he started to swim out and had got within a few feet of the surfboat when he threw up his hands and disappeared. Life Guards Parker and Jefferies hurried to where the man was last seen and both dived for we body, but failed to recover it. A xurther searcn also failed to locate tha body. INDIAN LEADS THE BAND Full-Blood SlonxDlrecfor Of A Pale face Organization. Carlisle, Pa., Aug. 8. Naglyanpe, a full-blooded Sioux Indian from Fort Shaw, Montana, bears the distinction of being the first red man in the world called to assumo the directorship of a concert band composed entirely of white musicians. Neglyanpe, who is 21 years old, has just been elected leader of the Municipal Band of this city. He has assumed the name of Robert Bruce for his intercourse with the paleface. He is modest and unassuming, and enjoys the confidence and admiration of the young men he Instructs. His early musical education was secured in the wilds of Montana, at an agency school. 1 He left when a mere boy to take a place as trombone player In a vaudeville theatre in Salt Lake City, and later at tho Opera House In Cheyenne, Wyo. He went on a tour of the country with the famous Carlisle Indian Band, which was being led by Dennison Wheelock, a Wisconsin brave. Naglyanpe has since played his favorite Instrument, the trombone, with the Philharmonic Band of Wilmington, Del.. and the First Brigade Band of Philadelphia. Since coming to Carlisle he has been employed in a local shoe factory, until tha Municipal Band, an organization of no mean reputation, lost its leader, when the young Indian's talents were recognized, and he was tendered the leadership. TOOK CASH FROM LETTERS Meyers Says He Lost In Betting Oa The R4ices. Paterson, N. J., Aug. 8. Ernest J. Meyers, aged 27 years, a clerk In the postofilce here, was arrested today on a charge of theft. He made a confession, in which he said he had been stealing letters containing money for a year past. Meyers did not know how much he had taken, but It is believed that his peculations will amount to a large sum. He lost the money In betting on horse races, he said. A 17-Year-Old Negro Lynched. Shkbvepoet, La., Aug. 8. Harry. Benton, colored, 17 years old, was lynched near Homer yesterday for criminally assaulting the 4-year-old daughter of D. W. Fortson, a prominent resident of Homer.' The negro was placed upon a horse and a rope tied to the limb of a tree. A noose was fastened around his neck and someone struck the horse a blow. Benton's body swung into space and several shots were fired Into St. The child will recover. ' Telegraphic Briefs. Oltmpia, Wash., Aug. 8. The State Supreme Court, as to whether there exists a vacancy in the office of Lieutenant-Governor or Governor as a result of the death of Governor Rogers, decides that McBrlde fills the vacancy as Governor until the end of the term. Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 8. The last day's session of the American Osteopathic Association was opened with clinics, followed by a paper on "Prognosis, by Nettie H. Bolles, of Denver. Col. This was followed by a symposium on practice, participated in by H. F. Bernard, of Detroit, and C. W. Young, of St. Paul. Tampa, Fla., Aug. S. Deputy Sheriff Walker, of Port Tampa, today brought 14 sailors from the crew of the Spanish tramp steamer Urgulla to this city. The crew accuses the officers of the ship of inhuman treatment, claiming that some of them had been compelled to work 48 hour3 without anything to eat.

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