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yoL. xxx. TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES. TOPEKA, KANSAS, SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 1906.: PRICE FIVE CENTS. NO. 1G7. REVOLUTION IffiTIAL LEADING FEATURES OF TODAY'S PAPER AT BIALYSTOK: JEWS KILL on "Farmer" Coburn to this Is to be added approximately 53,000 TANS FOR CHRIS REVENG Jews Who Escaped Massacre Murder and Wound at RandomScores Shot Down From Ambush-Hundreds Dead. New York. June 16. The NeV'Torlc Sun says today in a dispatch from washing-; ton: .. . : . J fJudge A. W. "Benson, the new Senator from Kansas, wears a smile that indicates that he enjoys the .upholstery and other! good things of the Senate and there Is a' twhikle in his eye suggestive of his appre- j elation of a joke he has on Farmer Coburn. for not accepting the Kansas senaiorshlp. fionatni Panel's oairtiiAa A..V.1t mi v uu. wv a uU0Ult o aitvivg kVJ lilts ICpUUtlU came, high, but the country badto have him. . ' i- . "The Kansas legislature, . which will meet early in January, will promptly elect hi3 successor, who will probably be sworn In about January 15. Meanwhile- Senator Benson will have seen about eight weeks actual service, providing Congress adjourns .within two weeks, and. then-there will be six weeks of the next session, from which the usual holiday recess' is to be deducted. :It is about thirteen hundred miles from Ottawa. Kan., to "Washington, and at 20 cents a mile, which the-law. allows , for mileage, Senator Benson,1 who will cover the distance four times in the course of his brief senatorial career, will draw In mileage a little more than $1,000; TROOPS ARRIVING AND REIGN OF TERROR MAY SOON BE ENDED ANOTHER salary, .covering the seven months or ms service and about $75 , for. stationery account,-". .'.:.' .',- . ':: "As If this pleasing . prospect were not sufficiently attractive to the new Senator, the Senate felt called upon to take steps looking to the disposition of useless papers in the departments, so the select committee jo investigate and dispose of the useless papers in the departments was created. Senator Benson was made chairman and authorized to appoint a clerk to the committee at &S0O a year and a messenger at $1,400 a year. The new Senator therefore will control official patronage worth $3,200. - v . v "The committee has not asked leave to sit in the recess of Congress, so It is presumed-that, neither the chairman nor the clerk or messenger will be overworked before January 15. Senator Benson is bearing up well under the shower of good things. He looks, as If he would have no patience with "the treason -of the Senate', and probably would subscribe to the doctrine that the hay rake is a greater Instrument in the political life of a nation than the muck rake.". . , .. TAR IS- The President used two pens In signing the measure, writing the first name, "Theodore", with a solid gold pen, presented by the people of Arizona, and his family name, "Roosevelt", with an eagle's quill taken from an American eagle in Oklahoma. . After signing the bill the President congratulated Senator Beveridge and Representative Hamilton on the completion of their long and arduous labors in connection with the measure. He also expressed the hope that the people of Arizona and New Mexico would avail themselves of the opportunity to come into tne union as a state. v From every view he said he regarded this as the wise thing for them to do as the opportunity might not come again in a score of years. The President said that he has a personal interest In the admission of Arizona and New Mexico as many of the members of his regiment, the rough, riders, resided' la those territories. " i , ; ADDED TO-FLAG Statehood Bill is Signed by President RooseveltAn Interesting Ceremony at the White HouseBill Signed With Oklahoma Eagle's QuilL Bialystok, June 16 (via Warsaw). In order to avenge the victims of the massacre, J ewish revolutionists hidden on the roofs of houses, behind fences and the draperies of windows have fired all day with revolvers and rifles at the government buildings and workmen , and peasants passing in the ttreets and one band ambushed in a factory fired on the station and approaching trains. The exact number of .victims is unknown but it is estimated that a hundred persons have been killed. Two hundred wounded are in two. hospitals of the city. Martial law has been pro claimed and many troops are arriving. . RIOTING REPORTED SPREADING. Warsaw, June 16. The latest . messages received here from Bialystok say the sacking of Jewish houses and shops accompanied by conflicts in the streets between the mobs and the troops continued until late last night. Many Jews, Poles and Russians, civilians and soldiers, were killed or wounded. The suburb of Bojary was totally burned and eight streets at Bialystok were completely sacked. The rioting is said to have extended to Lapy station on the St. Petersburg railway and to Starosielce station on the Southwestern railway. At both places the Jewish shops were looted and Jews were murdered or beaten. A mob devastated the Jewish shops in the town of Chernayawiez ,the first station out of Bialystok on the line of Grodno. In .Warsaw two police sergeants were shot and killed and another policeman was wounded by terrorists and a po-licemon who pursued the assassins was shot by a passing woman. St. Petersburg, June 16 (4:10 p. mj. Unconfirmed rumors are in circulation to the effect that anti-Jewish outbreaks have occurred at Brest-Litovsk and Vilna. It is also reported that a Catholic priest has been torn to pieces at Bialystok, but this is officially denied. Washington, June 18. Another star was added to the Union today when President Roosevelt signed the bill admitting Oklahoma, and - the Indian, territory .as one' state: The measure also provides that Arizona and New Mexico may be admitted to statehood as the state of Arizona, provided the people of the territories vote In favor of . admispjbn" on the terms submitted by Congress. , : ' - The signing of the measure was made the occasion of an interesting ceremony. Senator Beveridge and Representative Hamilton, chairmen of the Senate and House -committees on territories, :, who have worked long and hard for the measure were nresent. as also were Delegate McHulre of Oklahoma nnd a number . of residents of Oklahoma; Delegate' Andrews of "Sew Mexico, Secretary Loeb ' and others. Just before the President signed the - bill Ambassador Speck von ; Sternberg of Germany was ushered Into . the office and he, too, witnessed the CZAR AGAIN IS FACING A REVOLUTION 5 ? ? St. Petersburg. June 16. The t ? gravity of the general situation If, t grows hourly. The bourses of St 8 ? Petersburg and Moscow are in a 0? panicky condition and the social 1? Democrats and social revolution- ? ists, considering parliament to be ? K a negligible Quantity. ' are pushing tt their campaign for an armed up- rising with" Increased vigor. Dem- ? 5 onstrations are daily occurring in 15 the streets of Moscow in favor of a general strike with which the s poletariat leaders are trying to pre- cipitate a conflict. The agitation among the workman here has reached a boiling point and patrols are again In heavy force in the industrial quarters. In the country -the rural guards are throwing in K their lots with the- peasants, refus ing to protect the landlords. The t progress of the revolutionary nroo- aganda in the army is seriously alarming the government and to add to the popular excitement comes the massacre of Jews at Bialystok. , ov K X . ft . ft ft WEATHER CONDITIONS. Washington, Jane Forecast for Kansas t Partly cloudy Sunday, thunder ahowera and cooler - In afternoon or night. Monday probably fair. v Hourlr temDeratures yesterday: -: - 7 a. m 72 8a. m 78 9 a. m 1 10 a. m 86 11 a. m 88 12 m 88 1 p. m ...si 2 p. m..... ...n 3 p. m. .......92 4 p. m. .......... ...91 5 p. m .........91 6 p. m.... ..90 7 p. m.... 87 Maximum temperature. 93. minimum temperature,' 66; precipitation, none; wind, 9 miles, west. BIG JAIL DELIVERY AT JUNCTION CITY Eight Prisoners Released by Friends on the Outside. Special to the Capital. Junction City, Kan., June 16. Eight prisoners were released from the city jail here last night by an unknown party of men. The bars of a rear window of the jail were loosened at the top after being cut with cold chisels. Three of the prisoners were In for long terms for carrying pistols. Two of them are soldiers from Ft. Riley who have now added desertion to their list of of fenses. The prisoners were released at a. time when the noise of the street carnival was at its height. None of the prisoners have been captured. GAEKWAR TO WORSHIP ON PIKffSPEAK'S TOP Indian Mojol Will Face Rising Son From Highest Point in the Rockies Christians to be Excluded. Colorado Springs, Colo., June 16. His highness, the Maharajah Qaekwar of Ba-roda, India, has arranged for a specially chartered train to leave the cog road do-pot in Manltou shortly after midnight so that his highness may see the sun rise tomorrow morning from Pike's peak. On the summit of Pike's peak, on a cloth of gold prayer rug, the Maharajah will kneel with his face to the East when the first rays of the sun light the sky and devote himself to half hour of devotions. All Christians, with the exception of the train crew, will be excluded from the summit during this time. Returning from the peak the royal guests will tatte a special train over the Short Line for Cripple Creek. SALES COME FROM CAPITAL WANTS The Capital last week carried a total of 13.604 lines of want advertising and 1,821 want ads, 6.S58 lines and 874 ads more than any other Topeka daily paper, and 3,026 lines and 418 ads more than all other Topeka dally papers combined. Advertising in the Capital means sales. If you want to sell anything, telephone your ad to 162 this morning. - Drotxtti in Marshall County Until August IN RUSSIA THIS MONTH Bloody Struggle to Begin June 28. J 1 !J Czar to Declare Recess of Parliament. DUMA WILL NOT YIELD Delegates to Refuse to Take Rest. V Will Germany Help tho Czar? .f St Petersburg. June 16. The Associated Press Is reliably Informed that Emperor Nicholas has deflntely decided to de dare a recess . of parliament June 2S, and that his majesty and the royal fanv ily will immediately thereafter leave on a cruise of the Finnish fiords on board the Imperial yacht Standard, which Is being fitted out for that purpose. If this decision is executed it is almost certain . to be the signal for an Immediate And1 bloody struggle. ' X . .The group of toll, as an outcome of Its open declaration against a. reoees, passed a resolution declaring that neither mow nor in the near future can parliament be recessed; that the member will not leave thefrr posts, and that 00 long as th- arbitrariness and outrages of the govern ment continue and the terrors of lmpnd- -lng outbreaks and the suffering of the peasantry and workmen reign parliament must continue until it has achieved "a land of freedom" or exhausted all means to this end. The conservative-liberal newspaper Strana prints a story that Emperor Wil liam has promised his support to ' Emperor Nicholas If the Russian ruler adopts a firm policy. But this report I1 clearly traceable to sources hostile to Germany and which have tried to make it appear that William is the evil genius of Nicholas. Undoubtedly-It Is true that Germany Is concerned over the situation on her west ern frontier and over the maintenance of the monarchy in Russia and it is quite probable that Grand Duke Vladimir ' on behalf of Nicholas, discussed the' nit-: uation with the Berlin government. But v thorn la nA mnr vlriTi that fCmnernr William Is counseling Emperor Nicholas in a reactionary sense than there was Id the statement that he tried to Influence him against peace at Portsmouth, an accusation which was fully disproved. It is quite natural that Russia and Germany should have an understanding covering a possible uprising In Russian Po' land which might spread to German Poland, but the Associated Press la assured there Is no question of employing Gertnaa ki wym ... Avi warn tuo vvi uci REVOLUTIONISTS MAKE ATTACK Warsaw, June IS. A band of 80 revolu tlonlKta todav attackud a. branch cost office which was guarded by a small detachment of militia, kiUing several of the soldiers and wvundlng three of them and two officials. One of the wounded soldiers succeeded in escaping and sum monlng help. After a further fight the band was driven off, but seven of Its members were captured. , A sergeant of police was killed In the streets here today and a policeman and soldier were wounded. The assassins escaped. - . WELL KNOWN LINK COUNTY WOMAN DEAD Special to the Capital. Mound City. Kan., June IS. Mrs. 'J. W. Clineamith. for 37 years a resident of Linn county. Is dead 10 miles west of here. She was 63 years old. . She wasi a sister of Rev. 8. S. Martin, conspicuous) In the work of the M. EL church in Kaa sas and Missouri, .-. WHISTLES AT DINES BLOW ONCE HORE PitUbnrr, Ksa., Heart Welcome Sena for First Time Is Two Meatbt. r Plttsburg, Kan.. June For the first time since April 15, the whitles at all of the Cherokee and , Pittsburg Coal and Mining company's. shafts In this vicinity blew for work last evening. Shots will be put in the mines today and the hoisting of coal will begin here Monday, Practically the, same conditions obtain st all the union mines in Missouri, other parts of Kansas, Indian territory and Arkansas. . . LONGWORTHS TO BE ' AT KIEL REGATTA OBBSBMBSBBBSBSf .- ' Wr They Win fce Preseatea to Eaaperor William st That Time. ' Kiel. June 16. The presence of Con gressman Longworth and Mrs. Longworth, who are due to arrive here June 23, wiu be the principal feature of Interest for the Americans In the regatta, which bo-gins June 29. The report that Mr. a rd Mrs. Longworth were to visit Kiel was onlv confirmed a day or two ago. Am bassador Baron Speck von Sternburg, it Is understood, has arranged with the foreign office for their presentation to Emperor William.. : Ambassador and Mrs. Tower are 001 coming here, as there Is no official neces sity for their attendance, out lieutenant Commander William Howard, the United States naval attache at Berlin, will be at vttti k ,rtlr, htin DPriod. - Sam American cruising yachts are expect!, among them being All Ison V. Armour's , will arrive here toward the end of the vuV tn rrini Hnrr of Prussia. who leaves this port June 1 for Trondh-jem. The prince . will not return before June 27. thus missing roost of the sport. The Emperor lert uerun yesierosy nu will travel leisurely to Kiel, stopping at Hamburg to act as godfather for the son of Captain von Gramme of the Hamburg American line's board of directors. Thenco he will go to sea on the steamship Hamburg, which' has been fitted up as an imperial yacht until the flohenxoUern can. be replaced by the yacht now building. From Hamburg the EmperorwIll go ic Helgoland to witness , the finish of ' the Dover-Helgoland race. He will; arrivl hra about Juno &. .. Jews Murder for Revenge. -Senator ; Benson L.nclcy. Statehood BUI Signed. Murderer Walled tp. Russian Revolt This Month. , Topeka Wins Slaargina: Match. News of. Sport. President Replies to Wsdsworta. Cash to Stay in America. News All Over Kansas. Editorial. ; Schramm Died from Injarfes. May Get Ten Cent Gas. Sane Fourth Ordinance Ready. East Side News. Incorporate Exposition. At the Churches. In Society. Great Kanas Strawberry Farm. Leahy to Gettysburg. Apple King Expects Big; Crop. Playing War at Leavenworth. Bob White Helps Farmers, Colonists from Russia. - Markets. Capital Wants. v Material and Immaterial. 3. 4. 5. lO. 11. 14. IS. 16. 17. IS. 19. 21. 23. 24. SON OF MILLIONAIRE BALDWIN KILLED Colorado Springs, Colo., June IB. John T. Baldwin, 8 years old, Bon of Millionaire C. A. Baldwin of this city and San Francisco, was instantly killed In North Cheyenne canyon near this city this afternoon. He was thrown from a burro and his skull fractured by his head striking a rock. The father of the lad was one of the heaviest individual losers in the San Francisco fire. . DOUGLAS COUNTY FRUIT GROWERS MEET Special to the Capital. Lawrence Kan. .June 16. The . Doug las County Horticultural society held a Joint meeting with the Missouri Vallev society today. The local mem bers met the morning's trains and took the fifty visitors out to the home of A. H. Greisa. , At noon a banquet was served and - at 1:30 o'clock the program began with a paper on "East or "West; Which?" bv D. C. Sellar of San Diego. CaL The remainder of the. program fol lows: "Expert Test of Newest Fruit". Wll 11am Brown. Lawrence, Kan.; "The Spirit of the Hive", Mrs. Fannie Holslnger, Rosedale, Kan.; "Handling Berry Pickers in the- Field". Mrs. W. Koehring, ' Law rence, Kan.; 'Educational Value of Horticultural Papers", Mr. Irvln, St. Joseph, Mo.: "Earliest Early History of Kansas Horticulture", Samuel Reynolds, secretary Douglas county society. HURRICANE RAGES IN NEWFOUNDLAND St Johns. June 16. A furious hurricane has been raElnsr alone: the New Foundland coast for forty-eight hours, causing seri ous damaee to shipping. Two vessels witn fourteen men on board have been blown out to sea. Tugs have been sent in quest of them. Several vessels have been driven ashore" ' " '"" ' '' : . ' It is feared that the storm has wrought havoc In the trawling 3eet off the grand banks. News from there is awaited with anxiety. . MR LEISCHMAN TO BE AN AMBASSADOR "Washington, June 16. Just before the adjournment of the Senate this afternoon the President signed the appointment of John G. A. Leischman to be ambassador of the United States to Turkey. Mr. Leischman is now United States minister tft Turkev. The legation recently , was raised to the rank of an embassy. The nomination of Mr. Leischman would have been sent to the Senate today had not that body adjourned earlier than was expectea It will go to the Senate on Monday. CASSIE'S CLOTHES TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER Cleveland, June 1. In accordance with the wishes of Mrs, Cassie L. Chadwick, who is now confined in the Ohio penitentiary, all her personal effects which were exempt from seizure by creditors when she was declared a bankrupt will be sold at public auction here next Wednesday. Mrs. Chadwlck's wardrobe, con-aieHnc nf three or four hundred dresses. including many suits of the most elaborate design and expensive material, win we Included in the sale. . Xf cinv rare nnd valuable furs Will also CO under the hammer, as well as a number of Vernis Martin cabinets and Deosteaas. i to eail tn Vio the nuniOM of Mrs. fhartxiHoic tn annlvthe funds received from the sale to the liquidation of debts incurred during ner tnai. - MOTOR CARS MAY SOON RUN TO TOPEKA Stoical to the Ca-oital. ' mtv Van - Tutia ' Ifi TronoBi JJAWUIIU .J I . , W" tions for the operation of a motor car service on the K. N. & D. ana. interstate divisions of the Missouri Pacific "rail road have been made that company by Individuals planning a trolly line across Linn county to connect with electric lines to the north and south. The motor car proposition embodies the operation of a double dally service between Topeka-and Fort Scott, and between Butler, Mo., and Madison, Kan. On parts of both divisions a more frequent service would be offered. Cars similar to those operated on the line between Kansas City and Lenexa would be run. The plan has received the Indorsement of the lower officials of the road and is now in the hands of their superiors. Kim Minister Dead. Special to the Capital. ' Salina, Kan., June 16. David R. Myers, pastor of the. German Baptist church at New Cambria, is dead of typhoid-pneumonia after a brief illness. KevM Myers came to Kansas from Pennsylvania in 1S79 and has lived In this county continuously. He is survived by a wife and eight children. SAVE KANSAS WHEAT FIELDSFR05I FIBE Union Pacific Will Co-Operite Willi firmer Lrriat Ales; lis Uses. Special to the Capital. ' . ' Junction City, Kan.. June 15. S. J. Peterson, claim agent for the Union Pacific, is here for the purpose of notifying the farmers living along the Union Pacific railroad of a scheme that the company has for the protection of wheat fields along Its road between here and Ellis." ' ; Every year many fields of wheat are burned In central and western Kanas by fires started by sparks from passing engines. The Union Pacific, in an effort to lessen the danger in this respect, will put on. at once a work train that will be run between this city and Ellis. The com pan v will have a crew of men with the train who will 'move the shocked grain back two hundred feet or-more from the railroad, if the farmers ' will plow a fire guard the same distance from the track. When the plowing has been done, the company will burn all the grass and wheat stubble between the fire guard and the track. - The sheriff In each county through "which the Union Pacific passes has been asked to notify tha far saers al uls scnszxs. HORRORS ARE INDESCRIBABLE. St. Petersburg, June 16 (2:35 p. m.). M. Vinaver, a constitutional Democratic member of the lower house has received the following dispatch from Bialystok, dated 2:45 this morning: "The rioting proceeded throughout the day with unabated fury and is still continuing with no signs of ces- ( Continued on CALIFORNIA WILL NOT STAND FOR ANY MORE INSURANCE DODGING Companies Who Do Not Pay 'Frisco Losses in Full Must Get Out of the State. Into each he bores a hole and Into these holes he puts ' salt. He claims that the pieces that absorb the salt will be wet months, while the others will all be dry. By this method he has discovered there will .be no rain until August. During August and September, however, there will be plenty of moisture and early in October he says we will have heavy frosts. '. '. ' c Major Schell claims that he gets his foresight on the weather each year by this method and that it has never yet failed. He Is of French extraction and claims this method of predicting the weather in advance was handed down to him by his ancestors who came from France. COLE MAY NOT HAVE c MURDERED JULIAN Harpster to Hare Trouble Qettinf Oat of Penitentiary. , Guthrie. Ok June 16. A special to the State Capital from Perry. Ok., states that the evidence as introduced today at the hearing for a new trial for Al Harpster, i in jail at Lansing, Kan., for the murder of Martin . Julian, was to the effect that the dying statement of Byron Cole, Julian s confessed mtrrderer, was elicited while Cole was temporarily Insane. STATE CHESS EXPERTS r PLAY NEXT WEEK Special to the Capital. Junction City, Kan., jure 16. The an nual tournament , of - the Kansas Chess association will be held here next week, commencing Tuesday and will continue until Thursday night. About fifteen of the. state's best chess players will at - tend the tournament. struggled and fought to get In the front rank, scoffing in derision at the screaming old man and pelting . htm with the frightful filth and offal of the market place. r : v ' . Then the masons came forward and very deliberately laid on the first courses of the masonry. The stones and mortar rose ; to Mesfewi s knees and then the chief jailer came forward and gave him bread and water. The masons again stood aside, and again the crowd jeered and beslobbered the victim. So it went on. course by course, stone y stone, water and bread, until only Mesfewi's screaming head was seen. The last stones were thrust in place and Mesfewi's living tomb was completed. The throng ; pressed forward and kept quiet to hear the muffled screams for mercy that came out of the walL Every time Mesfewi screamed the crowd yelled. Night came, braziers were lit. coffee was . made. and. stfll Merfewi screamed and the crowd 'yeUed. Tuesday. Jane 12. came in. and the market place was as crowded as -ever and Mesfewi was still screaming for mercy. So it went on; all day- and all night. Only Mesfewi's screams were growing fainter. Whn Wednesday broke those close- np .to? the wall reported that the dead-alive was only inoaning- v Finally the moaning stopped and , the crowd cursed Mesfewi for dying so soon, and the delayed business of tho market was refttuned. - - - , - So Hadj Mohammed Mesfewi expiated his crime. Special to the Capital. . , v " Marysville, Kan., June 16. Major Henry Schell, one of the old inhabitants of; Marshall county predicts there will be no rain until August. Six weeks, ago he made the prediction there would be no rain for three months and so far his deductions have been true. ;':.-,?'. -.- . Major Schell5 Is a very peculiar character. And his manner of making, predictions is just as peculiar as the man himself. Here is the way he does It. :., He says on Christmas night each year he takes a large onion "which he cuts into twelve pieces of nearly equal cize. Each of these pieces represents a month ' in the year. He lays them all in a row and CONGRESSMAN LESTER DIES FROM INJURIES How He Happened to Fall Throogh Skylight Mar Never be Know Prominent in Politics . Washington, June ' 16. Representative Rufus Ezekiel Lester of Savannah, Ga., died at the Cairo apartment house to-clght at 6:22 o'clock as the result of injuries he sustained in a fall through a skylight last night. Although Mr. Lester recovered consciousness sufficiently to recognise his wife and young granddaughters he said nothing which threw light on the manner in which he was injured. Lester had only one child living, Mrs. Edward Kairrow. of Savannah, -who Is at sea on her way from Savannah to Boston and can not be reached with the news of ; her father's death until the arrival of the steamer at Boston tomorrow. , Although funeral arrangements can not be completed until Mrs. Karrow lands it is likely that the body will be taken from this city Monday evening and that burial will be in Savannah, probably Wednesday. Mr, Lester was born in Georgie years ago. He was prominent in southern polities, for more than forty years. keseh had no Idea of letting him die too easily. After each flogging the cobbler's back was toughened and anointed with vinegar and oil so that he might be fit for the next day's ordeaL ' - So . ihe dally whippings went on. and .when it was seen that despite all care Mesfewi was falling into exhaustion , it was decided to carry out the " supreme sentence. This was that he be walled up alive in the public market rlace. The day of execution was set for Monday. June 11' that being the Marakesch market day. The news of the execution- had' been spread, and the market Dlace was thronged with thousands of Moroccans. -Just outside the Jail where Mesfewi was confined stands the chief bazar. It has verv thick walls and ia one of these, facing the market place, two masons dug a bole six feet high and two feet square. Mesfewi was very thin and these dimensions gave tne doomed man quite a free space and some little air, for just as his fellow townsmen would not let him slip away by too much flogging, so they .did not. intend to smother him too quickly. About three feet up two staples with chains were fixed In the back of the rfe-cess in : the wall and two more staples with Chains were attached. The . purpose of this was to keep th victim erect so that he might not huddle down .;ont. of sight of the crowU - 'r." yv Mesfewi was thrust Into the recess of the thick wall, and, screamins;. ."he was chained up. - There he was 'left for a wr4ie.tfor therewas pienry 01 une. an sa?op stood aside. - and ' tie crowd Moorish Murderer Spared From Cross to be "Walled Up Alive: Worse Than Poe's .Tale Page Two.) demand of the insurance commissioner. One, the Royal Exchange, has arranged with the commissioner to have a published extension pt time accepted by him instead of the stipulation demanded. This extension is until September 1. OBJECT TO , DELAY. Oakland, Cal.. June 16. It was learned today on the best of authority that on next Monday the thirty-two "dollar for dollar" companies that have cut loose from - the "six-bit" insurance concerns, will formally withdraw from the adjusting bureau of the fire underwriters. A general change in the conduct of the bureau is necessary whether the former companies remain In it or not. Since they refused to support the "six-nil" concerns and discussed plans for perfecting an opposition organization, no meeting of the bureau has been held, a fact that Is po'nted out as being significant in itself. There are over 6.000 committee losses to be adjusted Jn San . Francisco alone and of these only about one-sixth have been assigned by the bureau and the companies desiring to meet their obligations in full object particularly to this delay. They say it is in every way Inexcusable and reflects discredit on the reputable companies who have never been identified with evasive or dilatory tactics. It now looks as. though the bureau can not hold out much longer. ABRAHAM LINCOLN DAYJN KENTUCKY "Home Coming" Celebration Drawing to a Close Many Visitors Leaving. Louisville, Ky., June 16. The "homecoming" exercises in Louisville today were centered around the log cabin in which Abraham Lincoln was bom and which, during the week. has been standing in Central park." Addresses by Adlai E. Stevenson, ex-Vice President of the United States, and Henry Watterson were the features. Mr. Stevenson made the oration of the day, and after alluding to the hospitality shown during the week to , the home-coming Kentuckians, he dwelt upon the career of Abraham Lincoln, holding up his character and career as a model to all Americans for all time. Mr. Watterson. who delivered the home-coming oration Wednesday, spoke briefly today. Although the home-coming week is scheduled to continue over Sunday, many, of the Kentuckians returned to their homes today. Thousands of people also left here on the early trains for Frankfort to attend the ceremonies at the laying of the corner atone of tha new capital. " . San Francisco, June 16. In the name of the city of San Francisco and the state of California demand has been made upon insurance companies that are accused of endeavoring to dodge their obligations for full settlement with the people- of San Francisco. A telegram signed by Mayor Schmitz and Governor Pardee has been sent to the heme offices of the til companies that voted In Oakland to cut all payments of losses 25 per cent. The exact contents of the telegram is kept secret, but it is known that the message is virtually an ultimatum and a warning: to tha concerns addressed that they must deal fairly and honestly with the San Francisco public or be driven from the sate. Before the mesasge was cent it was submitted to Insurance Commissioner Myron Wolf who gave his entire approval. A number of companies that hold large amounts of reinsurance in other concerns would sign stipulations extending the time for filing proof of loss were they not prohibited from doing so by the reinsurance companies. They have conferred with Commissioner Wolf and explained the plight in which they find themselves They have been warned, thev sav. that that thev will run the risk of losing all their reinsurance if they yield to any LANE COUNTY AGAINST P0L1TICALFREE PASS Republican Coaren Hon at Dlghtoa Also Asks for Lower Railroad Fare Law Candidates Nominated. Special to the Capital. Dighton,. Kan.. June 16. At the Lane county Republican convention today the following ticket was nominated: Representative, J. S. Simmons; treasurer, "VST. M. Balrd; clerk, S. & Ed-mundson; register, John Phillips; sheriff. H- Tyner; county attorney, F. I Lobdell; superintendent, Katherine Mc-Empke; clerk of court, J. M. Fitch, The resolutions Indorsed the national and state - administrations, declared in favor of the abolition of the political pass andInstructed the Representative to work, and .'Vote for such a measure, and for the reduction of railroad fare to the jowest "point . consistent with, good service - . . Tangier. June 16. Mohammed Mesfewi, the arch-murderer of Marakesch, - has been walled up alive, Mesfewi, who murdered not fewer than thirty-six young women, was a cobbler and public letter writer. Associated with him in his crimes was an old woman 70 years of age. named Annan. Many girls of the " city, disappeared in the last, days of April and the parents of the young women traced them to the cobbler's shop. Annan was put to torture and confessed. She told that the girls who came to dictate letters, were treated to drugged wine and then beheaded. Twenty decapitated bodies were found in a deep pit under the shop and sixteen more in the garden: . I Annah died under the torture and Mesfewi confessed. By an ancient Moorish custom he was condemned to be crucified. His crucifixion was set for May 2. but this form of punishment was given up because of foreicn clamor and It was announced that Mesfewi would be ; beheaded. - ""' - ' ";- Mesfewi was kept In the Marakesch JaU until outside attention was dulled, and then. May 15. his j torture began. - Dally he was led into the market place . and whipped with switches of the thorny acacia." Th cobbler was stripped to the waist and while two assistants held the victim's arms outstretched, the city executioner laid on the spiked rods. -: .Ten stroke were given each day and each stroke dTew" blood. The number of stroke was kept down because Mesfewi wa an old man and the people of Mara-1

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