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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, SEPTEMBER 23, 1906.
BIG JACKY FORCE
READY AT HAVANA
Troops at Home Rushed to
Convenient Points, 5000
WAR OFFICE PREPARES
Greatest Activity In Army and Navy
Since Spanish War Detailed
Plans Laid for In
vasion of Cuba.
HAVANA, Sept 22,-Captaln Albert R.
Couden, commander of the battleship Lou
isiana and senior naval officer here, said
today that while the American warships
now in the harbor could land 4000 men,
he did not believe that more than 2400
men would be necessary In case a land
ing bad to be effected.
The force here includes a special bri
gade of 1000 marines. Landing drills were
held on all the ship today. All are
ready for Instant landing with full equip,
ments, ammunition and supplies for two
days. The commanders of the warships
say that the landing of the entire force
could be accomplished In 15 minutes. In
case of necessity the battleships would
remain at anchor while the cruisers dem
onstrated nearer shore to protect the
The United Statea cruisers Minneapolis
and Newark arrived here this morning.
WAITING PRESIDENT'S SIGNAL
Military Officials Already In Posi
tion to Rush Into Cuba.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22. Every
branch of the war establishment is In
a state of readiness for instant activ
ity. Officials of all the departments
now are awaiting an answer to the
question, "When?" That answer can
come only from President Roosevelt.
All this vigorous work is in progress
in preparation for any possible eventu
ation of the trouble in Cuba. There is
greater activity in both the Army and
Navy than at any time slncer-the.war
with Spain. Careful and systematic
arrangements are being made In every
branch of the military service for act
ive work in the field. A formidable
fleet of American warships already Is
in Cuban waters, and the Army only
awaits a signal from President Roose
velt to move In force to Cuba.
Detailed plans for an Invasion, of Cuba
have been worked out by the General
Staff of the Army. When General Fred
erick Funston left Washington this af
ternoon for Havana he knew precisely
what troops would be ordered to Cuba In
the event of a decision by the President
In favor of armed intervention; how those
troops would be mobilized; from what
ports In this country they would em
bark for the Island; and what means the
Government had secured for the trans
portation of the invading force.
5000 Men Already Picked.
It was admitted at the War Department
today that the troops for service In Cuba
already had been selected, nd that they
were being prepared for the campaign.
No intimation of either the number or of
the present location of the troops, how
ever, was obtainable. In view of well-informed
circles It is believed the force de
tailed for the Cuban service numbers at
least 5000 men, and that It will consist of
infantry, cavalry and light artillery. It
is expected that the troops, if ordered to
Cuba, will be mobilized at Norfolk and
Newport News end a part of them, pos
sibly at Port Tampa, Fla.
While the War Department has not at
Itn disposal just now on the Atlantic
Coast a sufficient number of transports to
convey an expeditionary force of 5000 men,
it has arranged to use for the transpor
tation of the troops nearly a score of har
bor boats, each of which Is able to carry
300 men and their necessary equipments
The three great supply bureaus of the
War Department, the quartermasters
commissaries and medical, are prepared
to take care of the army and all of them
now axe engaged in working out the de
tails of an expedition. Horses and mules
are being purchased In the West; medical
and subsistence supplies are being bought
In large quantities at some of the Cast
ern departments and anticipatory ar
rangements for the railroad transporta
tlon of troops are being concluded.
The general staff, aside from determln
lng the number and character of the
troops to be employed In Cuba, is not idle.
Maps of a special kind already have been
printed, which cover the latest obtain
able Information of the topography of
the Islands and plans have been worked
out for the force after It Is landed in
Practice Marches Cut Off.
It is regarded as significant, too, that
some of the troops engaged in operations
at the various practice camps have been
hurried back to their stations by train.
or at least not marched back, as original
ly was Intended. Information was re
ceived today that at Fort Riley, Kan., the
second squadron of the second cavalry,
the first squadron of the Thirteenth Cav
alry and the seventh and twentieth bat
talions of Field Artillery would start next
week and the week after on overland
marches of about 250 miles. These are
just the sort of troops which would be
utilized In a Cuban campaign, and it is
thought they may be hurried East at the
time of their practice marches in the
event of a decision to invade Cuba.
All of the questions, In fact, as to how
and where and what have been answered,
so far as the War Department is con
cerned and the same may be said of the
fvavy and Marine Corps.
Buying Horses and Mules.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22. With a view
to meeting any possible emergency that
may arise In connection with Cuba, the
Clunrtermaster-General's Department is
busy making Its preparations. Proposals
are already out calling for bids for sup
plying large numbers of horses and mules.
and these bids will be opened in this city
next Tuesday, requiring almost immedi
ate delivery of the animals. Officers o
the Quartermaster's Department of course
do not know that these animals are in
tended for Cuban service, but there is
no question that this Is one of the meas
ures that are being taken with such an
emergency In view. The urgency of the
case was shown by the fact that Depot
Quartermasters at various points were
telegraphed to call for bids under exist
Funston Starts for Havana.
. WASHINGTON, Sept. 22. Brigadier
General Funston left here today, aecom
nanled bv his aide. Lieutenant B. J.
Mitchell, for Havana. He hopes to be In
Havana not later than xuesaay morning.
General Funston spent ine entire morn
lng at the War Department holding final
fnfrmno with thtt f Vl 1 f flf stfLff And
other officers, but declined to make any
statement regarding me steps oeing iuk.
n hv thp flnvprnment toward interven
tion. It Is known that preparations for
the possible occupation of Cuba are rap
idly going on.
Rebels Buy Arms and Munitions.
NEW YORK, Sept. 22. The Cuban revo
lutionary junta In this city ordered in
Germany about three weeks ago a large
quantity of firearms and ammunition, the
shipment of which has been temporarily
countermanded, pending the peace nego
tiations. The order Includes 5000 Mauser
rifles and 1,000,000 cartridges, the entire
order amounting to $60,000. In case the
peace negotiations In Havana fall, these
supplies will be shipped to Cuba.
Flan to Coal Warships Quickly.
WASHING-TON. Sept. 22. Naval offi
cials. In order to meet the present emer
gency in the matter of a coaling supply
for ships that may be needed for Cuban
service, are looking around for a barge
with a capacity of not less than 2300 tons.
which it is proposed to have moored near
Newport News and keep filled to its ut
most capacity at all times.
TEN THOUSAND MEN SAID TO
States of Vera Crux, Tabasco and
Chiapas Reported on "Eve
of Joining Them.
EL PASO, Tex., Sept. 22. (Special.)
A Spanish paper, the Reforma So-
clale, thia afternoon prints an extra
containing the following:
Cooatzacoalslcs, Sept. 22. The peo
ple of Mlnatltlon, San Juan. Bquilma
and San Geronlmo have declared
against the Mexican government and
Diaz. They have been joined by the
The revolutionists are 10,000 strong.
The States of Vera Cruz, Tabasco and
Chiapas will Join them."
Cooatzacoalslcs is a city on the gulf
several hundred miles from South Vera
HONGKONG WEATHER BAD
Home Relief Fund Totals $45,000,
Over Half From Chinese.
HONGKONG. Sept. 23. Europeans and
Americans have contributed $20,000 and
the Chinese J25.000 to the relief fund for
the sufferers from the typhoon. Boister
ous weather continues- and la hampering
the work of salvaging In the harbor.
The damaged torpedo-boat Francisque
will be docked tomorrow.
The body of Bishop Hoare has not been
MONSTER METEOR IS SEEN
Falls Near Stockton and Leaves a
Long Tall of Smoke.
STOCKTON, Sept. 22. At 6 o'clock this
evening a great meteor fell In the north
western heavens, and many persons de
clare that an explosion occurred which
was felt in this city. A monster tall of
smoke followed the falling body, which
seemed to go In a zigzag course.
CAMPAIGN IS OPENED.
Glllett and Bell Address Large Meet
ings at Oakland and Vallcjo.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22. The cam
paign was formally opened in this state
tonight, J. N. Glllett, the Republican nom
inee for Governor, addressing a large
meeting in Oakland, while his Democratic
opponent, Theodore Bell, spoke at val-
lejo to a large meeting.
Trees on Business Streets.
PORTLAND, Sept. 22. (To the Editor.)
Perhaps It would not .be presumptlous
In an old Portlander, who has been ab
sent from your city for seven years, to
make a suggestion which. If carried out.
would add to the appearance of the city.
It Is easily to be perceived that Portland
has long passed the "country-town"
stage, and looking along Third, Seventh
and Intervening streets proves this, but
when we attempt to do the same on
Washington and Morrison, our view of a
long business street is spoiled by a few
trees here and there, while beyond these
are blocks and block's of stores and fine
I am a lover of trees and think these
are the glory of this city, but their place
Is not on the business streets, and If
the few I speak of were taken down
(they are mostly scrubs, anyway), would
It not be a fine sight to look way out
to Sixteenth street and see nothing but
business blocks (or what would appear
to oej, ami on Morrison to about the
If you agree with me (and many others
perhaps you would give your editorial
approval of same. The work to be done
would be so slight (and must. In any
case be done In the near future) whilst
the Improvement in the appearance of
these streets would be so great, that If
suggested to the property-owners I think
they would concur, and let us hope. act.
T. W. HINDMARSH.
Starved Babe Succumbs.
NEW YORK, Sept. 22.-Unabe to sur
ive the ordeal of fivA Hnt-a vritttAn
John Boyle, the baby of 4 years, who
was found on Thursday beside the body
oi airs. atnerine uenham, his mother,
by adoption. In her home in Brooklyn!
died last night In the Norwegian Hospi
tal. Mrs. IVnhnm Hlori rt i ..
ease, the physicians say, some time on
lusfc nursauy morning.
Newfoundland Angry at Parent.
ST. JOHNS, N. F.. Sept. 22. The re
ported determination of the Imperial
Government to override the colonial au
thorities and concede to the American
Commission a more liberal construction
of the herring tlehery laws asked on be
half of American fishermen, has evoked
much criticism here. Canada, it Is said
may be a factor in the dispute, as she
has for years enforced against Ameri
cans the laws that Newfoundland now
seeks to make effective.
Carl Daenzer, German Editor.
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 22. Carl Daenzer,
the nestor of the German-American
press, died today at the age of 88 years
In Germany, where he had spent the
last few years since his retirement
from the editorship of the Anzeiger
aes westens, the oldest daily newspa
per In the West, having been started
Buffalo Fire Costs $150,000.
BUFFALO. N. Y., Sept. 22. (Special.)
The rrame structure partly occupied by
the Keystone Warehouse Company and
the Russell Salvage Company burned to
night; loss $150,000, partially covered by
TUG TO DASH OFF
Will Hurry Him to Jersey City,
Then First Train to
ILLINOIS IN GREAT HASTE
Notorious Plunderer of the Poor
Will Probably Reach Quaran
tine on the Prlnz Adelbert
"' This Afternoon.
NEW YORK, Sept. 22. A tug chart
ered by the State's Attorney of Cook
County, Illinois, lay alongside the barge
office at the Battery tonight, with
steam up and prepared to make a dash
for Quarantine as soon as the Hamburg-American
liner Prince Adelbert,
with Paul O. Stensland. the Chicago
bank embezzler, on board, was sighted
off File Island.
Detective Kinder, of Chicago, wno Is
handling the police end of the case
here. Intends to, take no chances, .but
to remove the prisoner from the steam
er through special permission at Quar
antine and hurry him to Jersey City,
where, unless the unexpected happens,
Stensland will be put aboard tne first
train for Chicago.
The matter of extradition has been
arranged with the Governors of both
New York and New Jersey, but arrival
in town of the banker's son, Theodore,
linked with the rumor that the latter
would also meet his father and at
tempt to Influence him to fight extradi
tion, determined the Illinois authori
ties to make the removal of their pris
oner to Chicago as expeditious as pos
sible. When Stensland was arrested at
Tangier, he expressed a willingness to
return home without legal procedure.
At midnight the Prince Adelbert,
which does not carry a wireless equip
ment, had not been sighted and was
hardly expected to arrive before tomor
row afternoon. The vessel sailed from
Naples September 8 and usually takes
15 days in passage.
DIARY TELLS OF DUAL LIFE
Passionate Verse and Tributes to
Woman Mingle In Its Pages.
CHICAGO. Sept,' 22. (Special.) The
diary of Paul O. Stensland was found to
day in a vault In the looted institution.
Through it runs an Arabian Nights, story
of revelry, Intrigue, wastefulness and
pleasure in the banker's leisure hours,
during the same years that he was known
to the business world as a man of spot-
lees character. The diary is the marvel
ous record of a creature of dual person
ality, looking at himself through his pen.
One page contains a bit of passionate
verse, another pays tribute to his love for
a beautiful woman, a third tells how,
with a snap of his fingers, he filled bis
purse with the gold of the provident.
In one place he outlines the plan for
the creation of the Milwaukee-Avenue Co
operative Store, the mercantile establish
ment which, by its heavy losses, finally
proved his1 ruin.
Cashier Henry Hering figures largely.
The diary furnishes clews through which
the police have 'found love letters, writ
ten to him by several different women
and received. In most cases, at a saloon
near the bank.
Theodore Stensland, the banker's son
was given an "Immunity bath" by the
grand Jury- today. It does not mean that
young Stensland cannot be Indicted later.
but gives a sort of verification to the
rumors that he bought immunity by sur
rendering his father. -
Receiver Fetzer unearthed two more
forgeries .today for $16,000. They are in
the form of notes of 7500 each, ostensibly
signed by Ignatz Kohler, a furniture
dealer. Kohler says he signed neither of
them. "It's odd that the State Bank Ex
aminer could overlook two forged notes,
aggregating $15,000, for ten years," re
marked Receiver Fetzer.
BOTH .ARE GOOD SPENDERS
Stensland Often Drew Out 7 5,000;
Hering Lost $3000 a Week.
CHICAGO. Sept. 22. (Special.) Sen
sational disclosures in the Milwaukee-
Avenue Bank looting case came to light
today. A high police official confided to
one of the bank directors that Walter
Frantzen, a former teller in the savings
department, will tell the grand Jury that
Cashier Hering squandered $3000 a week
for two years at gambling and on the
race tracks. Frantzen will also tell the
jurors that It was an ordinary occur
rence at the bank for Paul O. Stensland,
the president, to draw out $75,000 or
"It is a most astonishing story,", said
the police official, "and It will amaze the
public as it has not been- amazed at
WHITES KILL OF NEGROES
(Continued From Pars 1.)
stones. Negro men and women riding
to their homes after the wor of the
day were ruthlessly torn from the cars
or attacked on the streets. In a few
cases negroes retaliated during the early
part of the night, but after 10 o'clock they
were scarce In public places.
The Fire Department was called out
to disperse the mob in Decatur street, a
street most frequented by negroes, and
for a time seemed to hold the crowd at
The police reserves were called out,
and will hold the situation until troops
can be mobilized. The mob seemed to
lack leadership, and this doubtless
prevented greater slaughter.
First Attack Starts Riots.
The disturbance has taken the form
of an active and bitter race war. The
incidents of the day, which were given
in numerous extras by tne local pa
pers early this evening, added im
mensely to the usual Saturday night
crowds on the streets. A negro walk
ing along Whitehall street, the prin
cipal shopping Bectlon, was attacked
about 7 o'clock, beaten and escaped
with few clothes. The news of this at
tack spread rapidly, and within a few
moments the appearance of a negro
was the "signal for a riot. The ne
groes scattered from the streets, going
to their homes by back alleys, or
flocked to Decatur street, the home of
part of the negro element.
Soon street-cars were attacked, and
negroes going to their homes were
taken from ! the cars and beaten,
stamped upon and in several cases fa
tflJ 1 v hurt. Th a ha r bar ihnu whM
negroes were employed next became
objects of attack.
Barber Shop Wrecked.
One of the hardest fights of the
night took place about the Postofflce.
A negro barber-shop across the street
was the object of attack,, and, in less
time than it takes to tell it, the shoo
was wrecked and the negroes weio
beaten, one to death, the other pro
prietors escaping by the aid of the po
lice. On Peters street a hard fight took place.
This was started by a negro shooting at
the crowd below from a second-story
window. A bullet hit him and he fell
back and died in a few moments. One
negro who was found with a pistol !n
his hand was beaten to death on the via
duct in the center of the city and a block
from the Associated Press office.
At midnight' BOO men and boys marched
to the Union Station and smashed out all
the lights In the waiting-room. The Bi
jou Theater has been turned into a hos
pital and wounded negroes were carried
At midnight all negroes were ordered
from the streets.
A mob of 150 men marched out of Pe
ters street, a great negro thoroughfare,
broke open Pierson's hardware store and
confiscated 150 pistols and thousands of
cartridges. One hardware store sold $1000
worth of pistols since the riot began.
Governor Calls Out Militia.
At midnight Governor Terrell Issued an
order calling out e?ght companies of the
Fifth Infantry and one battery of light
artillery. This order was not Issued until
three negroes had been killed and 15
taken to the hospitals, five of whom will
die. These include only those cases of
which the police have official knowledge.
At this hour the downtown Btreets are
quiet. Occasionally a member of the lo
cal militia passes and Is jeered and
hooted by the mob. The possibility of re
taliation by the negroes is among the
serious things discussed In the streets and
Troops Patrol Streets.
Colonel Clifford nderson of the Fifth
Georgia Regiment Is in charge of a squad
of 100 militiamen, patrollng the center of
the- city. It Is not expected that more
than a full company will be mobilized
before 6 o'clock in the morning. What
action Is to be taken tomorrow will de
pend upon developments at sunrise.
Only two .white men are reported In
jured. They are Frank Scudder, frac
tured skull, probably fatal, and A. C.
Moore, shot Cn the leg by an unknown
negro. A dozen negroes are in hospitals
for various Injuries.
Fire on Whites From Ambush.
Several white men are reported to have
been fired upon, presumably by negroes.
As they were leaving a street car on the
west end line on their way to their
homes, several shots were' heard and bul
lets struck around them. They hastily
caught the car, rode to the end of the
line and returned to the city, fearing to
go home tonight.
Late workers are banding together to
reach their homes. The fear of ambush
by frenzied negroes seems prevalent.
Latest Estimate of Dead. X
t A. M. The Constitution's estimate of
the dead and wounded at this hour is
16 negroes and one white man dead; 15
negroes and three white men wounded,
several fatally'. Indefinite reports con
tinue to come In of assaults in the out
skirts of the city, but it Is impossible
to confirm them.
3:30 Ai M. A disturbance at Walton and
Peters streets was caused by the shoot
ing Into a house occupied by a white
family by some unknown persons, who
escaped. No one was Injured.
Everything Is quiet down town. Troops
are gathering and In charge of the cen
ter of the city. Special street-cars are
taking soldiers to outlying points, where
disturbances are likely to happen in
thickly settled negro sections.
STILL FIGJFITING AT t O'CLOCK
Fifteen Negroes Known Dead, One
on Main Street.
ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 23, 1. A. M The
militia seems to be very slow In mobiliz
ing. At present there is little excitement
in the center of the city.
Fighting is reported on Peters street,
near the terminal station. From the As
sociated Press office shots are heard fre
quently. The Constitution Is authority for the
statement that 15 negroes have been
killed. One negro Is lying dead less than
a block from the Associated -Press office
on Forsythe street.
Rain Helps to Clear Streets.
ATLANTA, Sept. 23. At 2 o'clock this
morning the down-town district continues
quiet. All reserve police are on duty and
are patrolling the streets armed with
rifles. The mobilizing of the militia ap
pears to be slow. A heavy rain has be
gun and this has cleared the streets.
WINNIPEG STRIKERS FEAR
Building Exchange Threatens to
, Close for the Season.
WINNIPEG, Sept. 22.' (Special.) A
striking committee of the Building Trades
met the builders today, but the masters
would not discuss any of the matters,
while the delegates were particular in
stating that all trades will have to go to
work immediately. The Building Ex
change has no remedy to offer the men
and proposes closing down all work for
the season, leaving the men to get work
in some other town. The announcement
has spread consternation in the ranks of
WILL BE FINISH OF HEARST
(Continued From Page 1.)
running strong for the renomlnatlon of
Governor Hlgglns by the Saratoga
convention Tuesday. It is generally
conceded that Hlgglns can have an
other term If he wants it. The final
decision is said to rest with the Gov
ernor's wife. i
CUTS LOOSE FROM HEARST
Municipal Ownership League Will
Name State Ticket.
NEW YORIC, Sept. 22. Following a
meeting tonight of the general commit
tee of the Municipal Ownership League,
the organization which last Fall nomi
nated William Randolph Hearst for May
or of New York, it was announced that
the organization had abandoned the lead
ership of Mr. Hearst and would nominate
i complete state ticket to be voted at the
coming election. -
At the headquarters of the Independence
League tonight a statement was given
out to the effect that the meeting of the
Municipal Ownership League was not
that of the original body, of which, it
was asserted, the Independence League
l the successor. '
OUT WITH BAILEY
Cry Against Senator Spreads
SMELLS OF STANDARD OIL
Mass Meetings In Several Counties
Call on Legislature to Defeat
Him -Opposition to Spring
Chilton or Crane.
HOUSfON. Tex., Sept. 22. (Special.)
Opposition to United States Senator
Bailey in Texas, arising from disclos
ures in connection with the ouster pro
ceedings of Missouri against the
Waters-Pierce and Standard Oil Com
panies, found additional expression co
night in mass meetings in several
counties, at which resolutions were
submitted demanding of the next Leg
islature to vote against the Senator
when nls name is presented for con
firmation. A mass meeting at Mlnota unani
mously adopted resolutions calling
upon the Wood County delegation to
vote against Bailey. At Cameron this
afterncon a similar meeting wound up
In a small riot as a result or Bailey s
friends seeing that they were in a mi
nority and refusing to allow a vote
upon a resolution calling for Bailey's
removal from the Senate.
The anti-Bailey campaign assumed
formidable proportions and Bailey ar
rived in Texas today for the purpose of
making a campaign of the state. Lead
ers of the, Bailey opposition are seeking
to bring out ex-United States Senator
Horace Chilton, whom Bailey once de
feated, or Hon. M. M. Crane, of Dallas,
against him. An organized effort will
be made to prevent his confirmation 'as
United States senator by the next Leg
islature. WON'T .LINE UP FOR WEAVER
Potter and South Say He Wanted
Them to "Use" City Employes.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. , 22. Intimating
that Mayor Weaver had desired them to
use the members of police and fire depart
ments of the city In the (interests of the
Mayor's candidate for the city party nom
ination for District Attorney, Colonel
Sheldon Potter, director of the Depart
ment of Public Safety, and Thomas W,
South, the assistant director, today re
signed the offices. The action of the dl
rector and assistant director, coming so
close on the refusal of N. Clarence G'.b-
boney to take the nomination for Dis
trlct Attorney because bribery had been
charged by Mayor . Weaver In the pro
curing of the nomination, created a tre
mendous sensation and has caused the
split in the ranks of the former to be
come wider than ever.
The resignations are the climax of a
bitter fleht witMn the city party, which
last year and this Spring won two notable
victories over the regular KepuDiiean or-
s-anlzatlon. Subsequent to sending his
resignation to the Mayor, Mr. South made
the following statement: .
The morning that the Shern law, taking
officeholders out of politics, went Into ertecl,
I resigned from all political associations of
which I was a member. When Mr. Weaver
desired the Department of Public Safety, In
violation of the Shern act. to be used to se
cure the nomination of his candidate, Fred
erlck K. Shoyer, for the office of District
Attorney, I found myself In a position of
hostility to the Mayor's wishes. I took
the matter up with my chief, Director Pot
ter, who gave me instructions not to permit
any person in the Department of Public
Safety to Interfere in Mr. Shoyer'e behalf or
In the Interest of any .candidate for any
VOTE FOR MAN, NOT FOR PARTY
Hearst Puts Character and Record
of Candidate First. s
ALBION, N. Y.. Sept. .22. William
Raldolph Hearst. In an address before a
large gathering at the Orleans County
Fair, today urged his hearers to vote for
the man and not for tne party."
"I venture to ofter advice there
directly contrary to the advice of
Secretary Shaw," said he. "I urge every
independent American citizen to consider
the welfare of his country first and of
his party afterward. This Is a time of
serious Importance to the Nation. Great
questions press upon us for solution.
Serious dangers threaten our American
form of government. Under such cir
cumstances, party name is of least lm
portance, party platforms are of next
Importance, but the most Important o
all are candidates, who, In themselves,
represent the Issues and whose charac
ter and record are such that they can
be absolutely depended upon to carry out
the will of the people and resist the In
fluence of powerful Interests.
FIGHTS PALMER'S NOMINATION
Rival for Congress Says County
. Committee Overreached Itself.
WILKESBARRE. Pa.. Sept 22. At a
meeting of the Republican county com
mittee today Congressman Palmer was
named as a candidate for Congress on
the Republican ticket In the eleventh dis
trlct. Counsel for Dr. B. J. Coblelgh,
Congressman Palmer's opponent, entered
a protest, claiming the committee had
no power to act.
There was a spilt in a recent conven
tion, which resulted In two factions nam
lng Palmer and Coblelgh. The matter
was taken to court and both nominations
were declared invalid. The county com
mlttee then decided to nominate.
The Llncoln'party (Independent Repub
lican) in convention tonight nominated
A. E. Coray for Congress. Mr. Coray
has already received the prohibition nom
Croker Coming to Help Bryan.
DT'BLIN, Sept. 22. Special.) Rich-
We want everybody who has a
hard cold in the chest to use
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. Our
long experience with it, over
sixty years, tells us there is
nothing ita equal for coughs,
colds in the chest, bronchitis,
Iioarseness, sore lungs, weak
throats, and weak lungs. Doc
tors tell us the same thing
Ask your doctor about it.
We bare Be Hunts i We publish i . O. Tr O.,
the formulas of all oar i
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HON. SPENCER BLACKBURN
Member of Congress from North
, Carolina, Says:
friend, Senator Pritch-
ard, in commending
Pe-ru-na as a very ef-
ficent remedy for
coughs, colds and ca-
taiiuai iiuuuit IVJdliy
of my friends have used
it with' excellent
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Catarrhal ailments vary according to the season of the year, and it
is thus that we have Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn catarrh. Ca
tarrh of Autumn is likely to assume a systemic character, that is, the
internal organs of the whole system become slightly affected, producing
a condition closely resembling, chronic malaria.
Sometimes an epidemic of catarrhal fever will pervade a locality,
simulating Typhoid fever. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish be
tween catarrhal fever and the genuine Typhoid.
A congested condition of the bronchial tubes producing a cough,
with the usual symptoms of a cold, are frequently associated with sys
temic catarrh. A cold or a cough during the Autumn season has special
significance, and Peruna should be'promptly used according to the direc
tions to be found on each bottle. Peruna is not only a preventive, but a
reliable remedy for systemic catarrh.
ard Croker will soon go to New York
to devote considerable time to helping
IXDEPEXDEXTS CHOOSK MOKAN
Massachusetts league Also on Rec
ord for Public Ownership.
BOSTON. Sept. 22. The Independence
League of Massachusetts held a con
vention here today and nominated District
Attorney John B. Moran as-its candidate
for Governor. The only contest at the
convention was In the nomination for
Lleutenant-liovernor. John Golden, of
Fall xviver. president of the United Textile
Workers of America, was presented to
the delegates as a candidate for that of
fice. He was defeated, however, on an
aye and no vote.
The platform adopted by the convention
expressed favor for public ownership.
THE HUMOR OF DUELS
Baseballs and Potatoes as Weapons
Duels, like everything else, have had
a certain amount of humor mingled with
them, and the colloquialism of a duel
with cream puffs at 40 paces becomes less
of a myth and more of a reality when
we learn from records that some ten
years ago a duel took place In Paris
between a French Count and an' Ameri
can college man In which the weapons
were baseballs. The afTair arose through
a alight fracas in an art school, and the
Frenchman sent a challenge. '
The American, a husky six-footer from
Tale, who had pitched on the baseball
team and stroked the crew, was loth to
accept and took the matter as something
of a Joke. The Count pressed his desire
for satisfaction, and at last the son of
"Old Ell" consented to meet him, stipu
lating that he should choose hls own
weapons. Seconds were agreed upon, and
the mode of combat chosen by the Amer
ican was baseball at 20 paces. It was
dangerously close range; for a man who
has spent three years twirling ln-shoots
and out-dropa over a 12-lnch plate is
likely to be a pretty accurate shot with
a baseball; but the Frenchman was game,
and they met on the outskirts of the
cltv at daybreak. ,
Each was to have three shots, and the
Count won the toes and thereby the
privilege of leading off. Perhaps he had
never seen a baseball before, and at any
rate his chances of signing a contract
with a modern American ball team would
have been about as small as they could
be. The man from "Pnle had no difficulty
in dodging the adamantine spheres which
the son, of Belle France sent scaling in
Then the American opened Are. The
first ball grazed the frenchman's
shoulder; the second lodged in the pit
of his stomach, and the third, an in
shoot, caught, him on the point of the
chin. He went down and out. and never
challenged another American citizen.
This singular duel reminds me of a
similar one which my father used to
tell about. It was In one of the South
ern States, and if I remember rightly
he was a witness. There were some
festivities taking place in a church lfr
the village, when one of the rakes
about town, who was noted through
out the country as a bully, entered the
church and created some disturbance.
The pastor, a square-Jawed man from
the North, requested him to leave the
place, and when he refused escorted
him rather forcibly to the -door. The
next day the minister received a chal
lenge. He was not the kind of a man
to refuse, and his acceptance was sent
promptly. By the code of duelling the
choice of weapons remained with the
pastor, and he chose a basket of po
tatoes at five paces. It was a hot bat
tle, and lasted for five minutes; but the
divine, like the j man from Yale, was
an ex-ball Ditcher, and his adversary
was carried from the field of combat
In a badly battered condition.
Neither of these duels resulted fa
tally; but probiibly one of the
strangest duels on record, and one
which terminated far more disastrous
ly, was one which took place between
two Frenchmen. The dispute was over
a woman, which sex, by the way. has
been the cause of about two-thirds of
all the duels ever fought, and as
neither of the combatants was a
skilled swordsman or good pistol shof,
it was decided that they should each,
accompanied by their seconds, ascend
to a given height In balloons, and at a
signal fire, not upon each other, but
upon the balloons. Accordingly, they
ascended to the elevation of about hHlf
a mile, and at a signal from below they
discharged blunderbusses loaded with
slugs at each other's wind bags. One
of the shots went wild, but the other
was more effective, and the balloon
collnpsed and Its occupants were
dashed to the earth and killed. It has
never been ascertained why the sec
onds of these duelists were obliged to
accompany their principals, and thus
Jeopardize their own lives.
Three Hurt and $100,000 Loss.
CHICAGO, Sept. 22.-Three persons
were Injured and a five-story brick build
ing destroyed by fire tonight In the paint
and color factory of the Wadsworth
Howland Company at Thirteenth street
and Indiana avenue. Loss J100.000.
The Egyptian week was one of 10 dsyff.
The ancient Chinese and Japanese did not
count by week at all-
A Bad Stomach
Lessens the usefulness and mars the hap
piness of life.
It's a weak stomach, a stomach that can
not properly perform its functions.
Among its symptoms are distress after
eating, nausea between meals, heartburn,
belching, vomiting, flatulence and nervous
Cnres a bad stomach, indigestion and dys
pepsia, and the cure Is permanent.
Accept no substitute.
We Have & Number of
Features This Is One
You are specially invit
' ed to inspect onr kitchen
equipment all tiled
floors. Look in at our
enamel refrigerator and
look over the meats, game
and vegetables they will
look as appetizing to you
as when served to you on
the table. We want your