Garfield County Democrat. (Enid, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 23, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 5, 1902 Page: 3 of 8
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President Will be in Oklahoma and
Kansas Late in October,
MUST BE HOME IN OCTOBER.
Washington, June 2.— President
Roosevelt has decided to make two ex-
tended trips during- the coming fall,
lie hud intended to visit all the places
on his proposed itinerary iq one jour-
ney, but for various reasons has eon-
eluded to return to the capital after
going West and North, before pro-
ceeding to the Southern and additional
DETAiLS OF EARTHQUAKE.
(iuatrin il*n Towns Destroyed—Thou-
sand* of l.ivri Lost.
San Francisco, June 3.—Later de-
tails of the earthquake in Guatemala
only add to its horrors. Passengers
arriving here say they understand that
1,400 dead were taken from the ruins
of Quezaltenango. One man says that
over 1.000 bodies had been taken out
when lie left there on May 13, twenty-
fire days after the city had been de-
stroyed. Reports of loss and damage
on the coffee plantations are beginning
to com3 in, and they practically double
the to^ftls reported from the towns.
The estimated tiyures run into the
millions. Tapachula is a city of about
Western points. He will visit Detroit, j 10,000 and the damage to this city is
Mich., Springfield, Ills., Chicago and
other points late in September, return-
ing to Washington probably the first
week in October.
After remaining at the White House
for two or three weeks, he will start
South, going lirst to Mississippi, where
he will participate in a bear hunt
arranged by the governor of the state
and Captain A. E. Handle, of Wash-
ington. who formerly resided in Mis-
sissippi. Then the president will
probably take in New Orleans on the
way to San Antonio, where the Rough
Riders were organized. After being
estimated at about 8^00,0C0. San Mar-
cos, a town near Quezaltenango, was
also destroyed with greaf loss of life.
There were 140 prisoners in the jail and
every man was killed, crushed and
buried under the falling wall.
In Tuxlachico, a town of 2,000 inhabi-
tants, not a house was left standing.
FILIPINO SECRETARY OF WAR.
In Wnslilugton to Correct Keporti In Clr-
Washington, June 2.—General Filipe
IUiencamino, of Manila, formerly Ag-
cheered by the cowboys and witnessing < , , , . t ,
. * j uinaldo s secretarv of war, called on
their cow punching and other open air > , . . ... ..
1 , 1 i the president in company with Seerc-
sports, he will swing baek to Wash-
ington, probably by the way of Indian
territorv, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri
and Illinois, making a few speeches
If his seeond trip is begun late in
October, the president will probably
go to Texas by the Northern route
just mapped out for his return trip,
coining home by the way of New Or-
leans and making the Mississippi bear
tary Root. General Ilucncamino was
taken prisoner by the United States
troops at the time Aguinaldo's mother
was captured, and since that time hae
been at the head of the federal Filipino
party. lie told the president that hie
mission to Wa:;hiugtoii v to corrcet
some of the false reports that have been
put in circul atiou with a view to dis-
crediting the work of both the civil
hunt the last number on the program, government and Judge Taft and the
^ ™ , i army. The civil government, he told
Trains Delayed l y Moods. - K
Delayed by Floods.
Pueblo, Colo., May 31.—In addition
to the big washouts on the Santa Fe
railroad near Las Animas, reports
came here that the bridge over the
Arkansas at llolly, near the Kansas
state line has gone out. It is stated at
La Junta that the gaps cannot re
crossed for several days.
A switch has been laid at Boone sta-
tion, fifteen miles from Pueblo, to
connect the Santa with the Missouri
Pacific and trains are sent around over
that road to Scott City, Ivans., thence
by a branch to regain the Santa Fe
Washington, May 28.—"The Morals
of Jesus of Nazareth," commonly
known as Jefferson's Bible, the manu-
script of which is in the national
museum is to be published by private
publishers. Its publication as a public
document has been agitated and some
talk of it has occurred in congressional
circles; but that scheme has been
abandoned.' The talk, however,
brought numerous requests to members
of congress for copies, who all desire
that the facts be made public
<>eneral Miles Co mini;.
Junction City, Ks., May 29.—General
Nelson A. Miles and staff are expected
to arrive at Fort Riley early next
week to witness the test of the new
guns sent to the post for that purpose.
There are seven pieces of the new
ordnance, four of the small short recoil
the president, was doing a really won-
derful work for good in the islands,
and it had been ably seconded by the
army. The stories of cruelties perpe-
trated by our soldiers, he said, were
either wholly untrue or greatly exag-
gerated. The army has conducted it-
self in a way to elicit praise from all
right thinking Filipinos, and this, too
in the face of the greatest temptations
and provocations. Judge Taty's com-
mission had the entire confidence of
all rightly disposed natives, he said,
and it was general Ruencamino's hope
that Judge Taft might be induced to
remain an indefinite time at the head
of the civil government. The Filipinos,
he said, love Judge Taft, for he has
never once deceived thein, and they
know him to be their friend.
For l'roteellon From Water.
Wichita, May 31.—The 5 foot wave
followed by one of 10 feet, down the
Arkansas, started a movement to build
a flood canal from the Little Itivcr near
the north city limits, to the Rig Arkan-
sas. This canal will be only to carry
away the surplus water during the
times the river channel is full and thus
prevent the flooding of the north and
east part of the city and also Riverside
park and do away with all danger of a
flood in the down-town district. The
two waves mentioned were but a few
hours apart in Western Kansas.
TeslH of Crea
Chicago, May 31.
-The first exhaust-
pattern and three of the larger type of j ive test of creamery butter taken from
guns. The tests will include a prac- j all parts of the United States, was tin-
tiee march of l. 0 miles, the Sixth j ished in Chicago by examiners appoint-
battery having been designated for
Strike at Sau Bernardino.
San Bernardino, Cal., May 29.—The
entire force in the boiler making de-
partment of the Santa Fe shops in this
city have gone on strike because a
boilermaker named Wilson refused to
go to Seligraan, A. T., to work and
was therefore discharged.
At MeKlnley's Grave.
Canton, ()., June 2.—Many beautiful
floral offerings to be placed upon the
tomb of the late President McKinley,
were received here including a large
crate of choice flowers from the White
House at Washington. The Spanish-
American war veterans placed a special
ensign on the tomb of the late presi-
dent. The (i. A. R. placed at his tomb
a cluster of flowers taken from the
supply provided for all their dead
comrades, making no distinction in
favor of the late president.
Tornado In South Dakota.
Leadvilie, June 3.—A tornado has de-
molished about 20 buildings in this
city. Three persons were injured.
The property damage is about 8i: 0,000.
The tornado passed on to Terreville,
where it destroyed five buildings, four
of which were residences. Central
was next in its path where immense
damage was done. There was a gen-
eral storm of wind and rain through-
out the Black Hills country during the
day. In all these towns there is no
one reported fatally hurt.
Fx pi odes While Firing Salute.
Wichita, June 2.—By the premature
explosion of one of the cannon^ used
by Battery A, while firing salutes near
the Douglas avenue bridge, Geo. Hat-
ter's right arm was torn off and he is
not expected to recover; Bert Davis was
dangerously injured and (J. W. Loinax
was slightly hurt. Hatter's home is at
Peck and the other two live in the
city. The dring has been very rapid
and it it thought the guu was not well
cleaned between discharges. Hatter
and Davis were taken to the hospital.
ed by the department of agriculture
and the National Creamery Butter
association. Samples of butter from
500 butter makers, representing nine-
teen states, were examined, and si n
ilar tests will be made from now until
October, when a report will be submit-
Each butter maker will hear the re-
sults with suggestions.
Roosevelt s Western Trip.
Washington, June 'I.—Representative
Slaydon invited the president to attend
the fair to be held in San Antonio,
Texas, from October 18 to 20 next.
The president told Mr. Slaydon that
he fully intended .to visit Texas next
autumn and it might be convenient for
him to make the trip so as to see the
fair, and if possible he would do so.
Delegate Rodey of New Mexico, in-
vited the president to attend the fair
to lie held at Albuquerque, beginning
£ WORK FOR SLEUTHS £ * Before the Public J*
PUZZLE FOR POLICE CF CHICAGO MEMORIAL TO WILLIAM M'KINLEY
Sedgwick County Crops.
Wichita, June 3.—From assessment
reports there were 24,r>45 more acres of
wheat sowed last fall in Sedgwick
county than in 11>00. This means there
was 17 per cent more wheat acreage
than last year, assuring nearly if not
equal yield this summer with last, al-
though considerable has been plowed
up. There was on March 1, 1902, 107,-
622 acres in winter wheat. This year
thsre is but 130,510 acres of corn in as
against 142,77S acres last year, a differ-
ence of 0,268 acres.
Soft Coal Strike In liansan.
Topeka, June 2.—There has been
talk of strike agitation among the soft
coal miners in Osage county and other
mining districts of Kansas. It has
been stated that the miners are con-
sidering a sympathy strike in the in-
terests of the miners now out of work
in the East. Charles J. Devlin, presi-
dent of the Mount Carinel Coal com-
pany, and tftie head of the coal mining
industry in Kansas, denies the state-
ment. lie «avs he has no knowledge
of a walk out.
Officers Citable to 1 xplaln Myttorloii'
Attempt at Murder.
The mysterious shooting of Daniel
Hill, a prominent broker on the Chi-
cago board of trade, baffles the police.
So peculiar are the circumstances that
every one who has examined into the
case has a different theory to advance.
Members of the police differ radically
in their ideas regarding the crime.
According to Hill's story, he was
awakened by a slight noise in his room
and saw a shadowy form advancing
toward his bed.
"Who are you and what do you
want?" shouted Mr. Hill. He raised
himself from his pillow and drew his
revolver. Again he challenged the
man. There was no answer.
Crouching low, Mr. Hill fired. There
was an oath and a bullet crashed into
Mr. Hill's head. He fell back on the
pillow. He raised himaelf and fired
again. A second bullet struck him,
this time near the nose. Again he fell
back in bed.
Then Mrs. Hill was akened. She
had not heard a noise until her hus-
band had fired the second shot, she
says. She did not move, she only
crouched low in bed and said not a
word. Mr. Hill says he fired the first
time in the air. Or at least that is the
statement he told his daughters. He
only wanted to scare them, he Baid.
Two bullet holes in the wall near the
ceiling carry out this statement. To
the police, however, he says he shot
and shot to kill. The difference in the
statements is explained by the family
that they were and are so excited that
they hardly knew what they told the
A third time the intruder shot and
again the bullet sped true, striking Mr.
Hill near the right shoulder
Mr. Hill, how it is not explained, got
out of bed and staggered towards the
man. One more shot was fired. This
time it struck on the bsd near Mrs.
Hill's head. Mr. Hill had dropped his
revolver. Or at least it was found in
the middle of the bed when the polico
came, filled with blood.
While some of the police officials de-
clare they have adopted the burglar
theory of the case, they admit many
facts to be unexplained still.
They admit that the average burglar
does not break down a door when en-
tering a room in which there are peo-
Neither can they reconcile the fact
that the burglar or burglars when dis-
covered and shot at by Mr. Hill re-
turned his fire and then advanced to
his bed and fired two more shots at
The average burglar prepares for a
"get away" the moment he is discov-
ered. Then again, there are many
facts to indicate that the persons who
entered the house are familiar with
A careful investigation of the where-
abouts on the night of the shooting of
various people acquainted with the
PhilHilelpldn Pott OfflcH Kmployet lie-
uinuhor the l.sio l'retldeitt.
This is a picture of the memorial to
William McKinley in the main south
corridor of the Philadelphia postoffice
The loving !>n*«1.
tVe hold our sacred dead aloof.
We put tnem by like treasures old.
No more for them or hearth or roof,
But narrow dwellings lone and cold.
The dear, warm hesrts that fell asleep!
Why shun them In our secret thought?
Why ever at a distance keep.
As If some change were in them
They cease not from their constant love.
They are not strange and far away;
Their presences about us move
Closer than .presences of clay.
How It must grieve them, when they come
Heart-close, and find no welcome there!
Or whisper love, and find us dumb.
Forgetful, hedged with servile care!
Oh. let us hold our dear ones close-
Closer and closer, when they move
Beyond the veil! For no one knows
The preelousnesH of human love!
—Jamea Buckham in Christian Advocate.
Tli«) Youngest Soldier.
The honor of having been the
youngest regularly enrolled soldier of
building, unveiled Memorial Day. The
subscribers to this memorial, more
than 2,000 in number, are all employes
of the postal service in that city and
members of the "William McKinley
Memorial Association" formed for the
purpose. The bust of the monument,
which is in bronze, was made by Ed-
ward I- Pausch, the Buffalo sculptor,
who was engaged by the government
to make the death mask of Mr. Mc-
Kinley. The shaft is of polished Quin-
cy granite. The treasury department
gave special permission for the plac-
ing of the memorial in the postofflce
SWINDLED PROMINENT FRENCHMEN
Principals In Colossal Fraud ltelloved lo
■ to in America.
Mme. Humbert and her husband,
who are fugitives from Parii and are
being sought by the New York police,
have in twenty years secured $8,000,-
000 from French bankers on the secur-
ity of an alleged inheritance left them
by an American and locked up In a
safe pending a compliance with cer-
Hill family is being made. The police
are working to satisfy themselves be-
yond a doubt that none of the persons
on terms of intimacy with the family
was connected with the affair.
Noted Litigant Adjmlced Insane,
Hallett Kilbourne has been adjudged
of unsound mind and committed to the
St. Elizabeth's hospital for the insane
at Washington. Mr. Kilbourne was
formerly one of the prominent real es-
tate brokers of Washington. He be-
came widely known about twenty-five
years ago because of his suit against
the sergeant at arms of the house of
representatives to recover $100,000
damages for false arrest and imprison-
ment. The jury which heard the tes-
timony awarded Mr. Kilbourne dam-
ages in the full amount asked. The
sum was afterward reduced to $28,000,
which was paid by congress.
I\1 me. Humbert.
tain conditions made by the testator.
When the safe was opened by credi-
tors recently it was found to be empty.
The Crawford brothers, who were pur-
ported to have left the fortune to
Mme. Humbert, are believed to have
been myths, as no one has ever been
able to secure any information in re-
gard to them. M. and Mme. Humbert
have been living in Paris in regal
style, aud had an imposing chateau in
the country. There have been a num-
ber of suicidcs as a result of losses
through the loans, and the expected
failure of an insurance company and
other affairs in which the Humberts
were interested will affect thousands.
Prominent men in France, including
judges and politicians, are suspected
of complicity in the swindle.
1 raits of Lord Salisbury.
If one quality of character be more
conspicuous than another in Lord Sal-
isbury it is patience, a profound belief
in the efficacy of time. He will not be
hurried. In all his diplomacy and un-
der all kinds of pressure there will be
found the same note, the same tran-
quility, the same confidence in return-
ing reason among rulers or people
whom for the time, in his opinion, it
has deserted. His fault as a diplomat-
ist—or, at any rate, as a dispatch
writer—Is his inability to resist rr.al:
ing a point. When Mr. Olney told him
that the fiat of the United States was
law all over the North American con-
tinent he could not refrain from re-
minding Mr. Olney that Great Britain
was an older and greater North Amer-
ican pewer than the United States.
Elevators and Hallroa«ls.
Mr. c. E. Benton told the Society of
IJn^neers in Boston the other day
that more persons ride in the elevators
in New York buildings every day
than are carried in the same time on
the electric aud elevated railroads of
the city. Some office elevators, he
gald, carry 10,000 passengers daily.
brigade meet the charging r bel lines
in a crash well calculated to develop
all the ferocity in soldier nature.
"I remember that as I looked at the
faces of our men as they went over
the first rebel line and into the second,
I had a feeling of dismay at what
might happen. Every face was ablaze
with fury, and the men as they sprang
forward into the melee looked like so
many demons. That was a time for
cruelty. That was a time for brutal
thrust and merciless stroke, but in an
instant, it seemed to me, two or threr
hundred confederates threw tfowr
their rifles, unbuckled their belts, ant
threw their cartridge boxes to th«
ground, and there, in the midst of the
battle, I saw our men offer their can-
teens to and shake hands with the
men who, ten minutes before, they had
been striving to kill."—Chicago Inter
Mr. Van Zandt ns lie Is To-Daj.
the civil war Is claimed by Gilbert
Vnn Zandt of Kansas City. Van Zandt
was 10 years old when he enlisted as
a drummer boy August 6, 1862, in
Company D, Seventy-ninth Ohio Vol-
unteers, in the little village of Port
William, Clinton county, Ohio. H1b
discharge at the close o£ the war de-
scribes his as a "soldier 13 years old
and *1 feet high." He was bom at
Gilbert Van Zandt at the Time of Ills
Discharge from the Army In 1HU3.
Port William, Ohio, December 20, 1851.
He is a member of the Farragut-
Thomas Post, No. 8, Department of
Missouri, G. A. R.
Mrs. Lincoln's Pension Petition.
Col. Walter H. French, file clerk
of the House, has, perhaps without
exception, the finest collection of
scrap books of any public man in the
country, says the Washington* Times.
Not only scrap books, however, but
autographs of statesmen long since
passed away, and rare old public doc-
uments, the history of which is most
Among his collection is the original
petition of Mrs. Lincoln, widow of the
martyred President, to the Congress
of the United States, asking for a pen-
sion. The petition is signed "Mrs. A.
A copy of that petition was printed
a few years ago. Just now it is of
peculiar interest, the statement having
been recently made that the widow of
no President had ever applied for a
IJttle Cruelty In Civil War.
"It was not necessary," said the cap-
tain, "to restrain the boys from cruel-
ty. It was not in the soldiers of forty
years ago to be cruel. I served from
first to last in the same brigade with
General Jacob H. Smith, now in the
Philippines. He was an Illinois boy
and I was an Ohio boy, but wo both
enlisted in the Second Kentucky vol-
unteer infantry, mainly because it
was reported that Major Anderson,
just arrived from Fort Sumter, was to
command the brigade.
"Our first experience of war was
In the mountains of West Virginia,
but our first great battle was Shiloh,
where Captain Smith was left on the
field wounded. He recovered rapidly,
however, and was soon with his com-
pany. At Stone River, I saw that
The Tonngent Spy.
Henry S. Garr, now a deputy at the
county jail, was one of the youngest
spies in the service of either side in
the war between the North and th
South. At the age of 10 Mr. Garr re
ceived his first instruction.
It was the year that the Louisville
forts were built. The order for al'
able-bodied men of certain ages to as-
sist in the construction of the forts
had been issued, and many Southern
sympathizers were looking about for
some way to evade the edict, says the
Louisville Courier-Journal. Judge S.
A. Garr, father of the deputy jailer,
openly declared that he would do no
work for the soldiers from the North.
He also declared that Ills negroes
should not help build the forts, and
the officer in command of the federal
troops heard of it. A squad of soldiers
was dispatched at double-quick time to
the Garr homestead, which was with-
in a hundred yards of Western Park.
When the soldiers arrived they
found a barefoot boy sitting upon a
fence post. He was swinging his legs
and whistling as only some boys- can.
A lieutenant was In charge of the sol-
diers and he drew rein when ho saw
the boy. He inquired for Judge Garr.
The boy shook Ills head and answered
that he did not known him.
The soldiers passed. An hour latnf
they returned and the boy was still
upon the gate post. All day the sol-
diers searched in tho woods and all
day the boy sat upon the gate post.
The following morning the soldier#
returned and again the boy was upoa
the gate post.
"I sat there for about four days,"
said Mr. Garr. "My father and several
neighbors and all of their negroes
were hid In the woods, and by means
of a signal code we were able to com-
municate with one another.
Two or three men were stationed In
the treetops. We all had white hartd-
kerchlefs. I watched the soldiers. One
wave meant that they were in the
neighborhood, two meant that they
were leaving, and three meant that
they were not in sight and that al!
Tli« Only Pensioned Velernn of 181^
Hiram Cronk of Ava, a veteran of
the War of 1812, and the last surviving
pensioner of that struggle, was 102
years old April 29. Heretofore the day
has been celebrated in some appropri-
ate manner by the relatives and
friends of the old veteran, but owing
to the advanced years of Mr. Cronk
and tho fact that he has been some-
what feeble for some time past, it was
deemed unwise to mark the occasion
this year by any special event.
Mr. Cronk was born In the town of
Frankfort, Herkimer county, April 29,
1800, but in his early youth moved to
this county and lived for some time at
Wright Settlement, the family later
moving farther north and locating in
the town of Ava. During the last
months of the War of 1812 Mr. CronK.
then a mere stripling, enlisted with
his father and two brothers and served
about 100 days at Sackett's Harbor.
For a long time he received but $8 a
month pension, but within the past
few months, by a special act of Con-
gress, his pension had been Increased
to $25.—Utica Dally Press.
As the One Hundred and Korty-sev-
enth New York was making its glo-
rious record, the Iron Brigade swept
forward and entered the woods just
as Reynolds was being carried to the
rear dead. The West had in that line
Its noblest sons, there to defend and
to crimson the soil of our state with
their blood, and what a light they
made on that July morning! Of this
brigade the Twenty-fourth Michigan
lost 60 per cent killed and wounded,
and, in addition, 83 missing; the
Nineteenth Indiana lost 56 per cent
and 50 missing; the Second Wiscon-
sin 43 per cent and 20 missing; the
Seventh Wisconsin 41 per cent and
43 missing. This regiment had 10 of-
ficers and 271 men killed in battle
during its term of service. Taking
the five regiments of the Iron Brigade
as a whole, we find the killed and
wounded to have been 49.5 per cent,
with 249 missing, many of whom were
among the dead.
You find yourself refreshed by thi
presence of cheerful people; why
not make earnest efforts to confer
that pleasure on others? You will
find half the battle Is gained if you
will never allow yourself to say any-
thing gloomy.—Lydla M. Child.
The fertile field becomes sterile with-
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