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\\. I BUCHANAN DEAD
STRICKEN AT MIDNIGHT
IS WNDON STREET.
Erprcs Before Reaching Hospital
~-Fovl Play Not Suspected—
His Notable Career.
l > on<lon. Oct. 17.— William I. Buchanan, of
:j: jj a £ 4 jo. former American Minister to the Ar
gentine Republic and Panama, who had been
dcsely identified with, several Important Ameri
can diplomatic missions, met a tragic death last
sight in a London street. He was discovered
lyi&Z on a sidewalk in Park Lane, near the resi
dence of the American Ambassador, In a dying
condition, a few minutes before) 12 o'clock, and
«*s carried to St. George's Hospital, a short
distance away. Life was extinct when the am
balance reached the' hospital. The cause of
death is not known, but it is supposed that it
resulted from heart disease or apoplexy. ; v; . :
There were no marks of violence on the body,
aor had robbery been committed. The body was
•WILLIAM I. BUCHANAN.'
"^'ho was found dying on a London street
Pl ed In the hospital morgue and the police
m»re notified. The Identity of the dead man was
d severed this afternoon through Inquiries sent
Mi ay" the management of the hotel where Mr.
Fuchanan was Playing. An inquest will be held
>••■ Buchanan, who liad/'om*' to London while
w s mission for the United States government
in connection with thq Venezuelan claims, had
tees big* for several Weeks. He previously had
\fcfieS Berlin and Paris. He took up quarters
stCsridge's H^tel, which is about half a mile.
from Park Lane. He left the hotel last night
let <J!nn*r early in the evening, attired in even
ing dress. No one Las yet been found who
ksows \vher«» he spent the evening, but it is sup
posed that lie was walking home when stricken.
Park Lane Is a particularly quiet street on Sat
• urday night , when most of the residents are
ont of town. A passerby found the diplomat
lying on th*» ■walk. A policeman was sum
mon*>d and he quickly railed an ambulance, but
it \\:is too late for medical aid.
Itw name "W. 1. Buchanan" was found on the
cjnthing, which was resssjnlssi to be of Ameri
can make. The initials were engraved on the
Jewelry. Th<re was no other means of identi
fication. The police made these particulars
known, and the manager of the hotel and offi
cials "iii the American Bsaaassy called at the
bospitai and identified the body.
A cable dispatch was sent to Mrs. Buchanan,
at IJuffalo, informing her of the death of her
husband and asking for instructions. The
American Embassy and the coroner took charge
of Mr. Buchanan's effects at the hotel, which
ere supposed to include papers of great value.
It is customary in such cases in England to per
form an autopsy, but the American Embassy
ha* requested that this be waived. The hotel
*narutgoment says that Mr. Buchanan usually
fllnfd out, frequently returning at midnight or
later. Therefore, Ms failure to return was not
aot:.-f>3 until this morning.
Physicians who examined the body say that
<Wth apparently was due to heart disease or
tpcpJexyj and that there was no indication what
ever of foul play, v.hlch was suggested in cer
After the State Department at Washington
learned yesterday of the death in I niwlnn of Mr.
Buchanan, Humington Wilson, Third Assistant
Secretary of Slate, made the following statement :
'Tiie press report of the death in London of Will
teni I. Buchanan was a great shock to t'«- Depart
ment of State, where he was very well known as a
man of high attainments and signal abilities in
the fifid of diplomacy.
"Mr. Buchanan's official career included Ft-rvir»*
•R Wntoltr to the Argentine Republic. While hold
ing that office he settled as arbitrator a famous
boundary dispute between the Argentine Republic
•n<3 Chili. He was first American Minister to
Panama. He also served as a delegate to the sec
ono and as head of the delegation to the third Pan-
Anjf-ri-.an Conference. He ably represented the
'.'rlted States at the Centra! American Peace Con
ference, which resulted in the Washington conven
tions of VKB, which have meant so much to the
Centra! American republics, and was also con
nected with the negotiations of the United States-
Colombia -Panama treaties.
"His recent achievements as high commissioner
to MtUa the disputes between the United States
•sd Venezuela were important and successful. At
the tlir.e of his death he had been appointed agent
of the United States for the future arbitration at
Tl ie Hague of the one Venezuelan c.is.- not already
•fijusted as a consequence of liis negotiations at
"ills prf-sence in London was unconnected with
To m official of the government, perhaps, did
f ke titus of the tragic death of Mr. Buchanan DSSJM
■*- «* greater chock than to A. A. Adee, An«is-taul
Secretary of State. He had known Mr. liuchnnau
**"«• since the latter entered the diplomatic service,
tJitir acquaintance developed into the warmest
Irieudshij,. The achievements of Mi Buchanan
*ere referred to by ilr. A<iee, who eaid that Mr.
Buchanan possessed to a greater degree the In
*Unct of diplomacy than any man whom he had
known. Us believed, wild Mr. Adee. that it was
■*•** to avoid difficulties than to make them.
■•« President Cleveland's last administration,
caring which time Mr. Buchunun fir&t came promi
nently before the public, he had. with short inter
ne of intermission, been connected with the De-
JJ B **»ent of State la me c.l the most important
BtMutttHJc work which hus engaged the attention
c « Ute department, and Ihe uniform success which
<"lttKJed his undertakings and his fine personality
JJJP*^ him lo be regarded as one of the moat buc-
c <**fli] of Amerif-an diplomats.
*«> the early years of President Cle\-cland's sec-
'oatiaued on Meant pare.
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■■«*■■. showers; ir.odrrate wind*.
KILLED AT HIS OWN DOOR.
Maiior of Newport, N. C, Assas
sinated by Unknown Person,
l>aufort. M. C, Oct. 17.-T. Z. Newberry,
»iiile entering his home last night, at Newport.
N* G. was shot in the back of the head and
killed instantly by some unknown person.
Mr. Newberry was Mayor of his town and a
member of the Board of County Commissioners.
He was a Mason and an Odd Fellow. He leaves
a mife and two small children.
The Sheriff and a posse of citizens left on a
special train to search for the murderer.
"KINGS" LOSE TITLES.
Scotch Majesties Have Also Sold
Fanning and Washington Islands.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune]
San Francisco, Oct. 17.— Fanning and Wash
ington islands, of the South Sea group, have,
finally passed out of the possession of the Greig
brothers. James. George and William, the
Scotchmen who were known as the "kings" of
these two islands.
The brothers officially lost their titles when
the 3ritish government constructed a cable sta
tion on Fanning Island. James Greig. "King"
of Washington Island, is here. Several months
ago the two islands and two others near the
group. Christmas and Palermis islands, were
bought for $250,000 by Father E. Rogue, a
French missionary, well known in the South
Seas, acting as guardian for the invalid. Count
A stock company will be established, of whlc'i
the Greig brothers will be directors.
SAVED AS BOAT SINKS.
Crew Works at Pumps Eighteen
Hours Off Maine Coast.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Portland. Me., Oct. IT.— After working at the
pumps for eighteen hours the captain, mate and
four seamen of the three-masted schooner The
resa Wolf, light, from New York to St. John,
K. 8., were taken from their sinking vessel by
the crew of the Popham Beach Llfesaving Sta
tion early this afternoon.
The Wolf sprang a leak at midnight last night.
The crew worked desperately pumping all night.
This morning they were about to launch their
only boat when the. spanker boom fell and
crushed it. A signal of distress was hoisted to
the mainmast top.
Although the vessel was fifteen miles at sea,
Captain Anson Oliver, who was sitting on the
piazza of the Hotel Rockledge. saw it with his
glass and notified the llfesavers. Captain Spin
ney and his crew, with their boat in tow of the
tug Sequin. which luckily was coaled up, raced
25JM0 TAKE COMMUNION.
Pittsburgh Baseball Field Scene of
Vast Attendance at Lord's Supper.
Pittsburg. Oct. 17.— The greatest religious
gathering ever held in this city, and perhaps in
the country, occurred at Forbea's Baseball Field
here to-day, when about twenty-five thousand
persons assembled at the ceremony of the Lord's
Supper, the event being the principal feature of
to-day's session of the convention of the Dis
ciples of Christ (Christian Church).
About one hundred elders and one thousand
deacons of the Church officiated durin the cere
mony in passing bread and wine (grape juice) to
the great gathering. Eleven barrels of grape
Jui'e were consumed. A choir of five hundred
voices l*-d the rrrusic. Ideal weather added
grc-atly to the comfort of .those present.
Many of the pulpits in this city and those pf
surrounding towns were occupied to-day by
delegates to the convention. Four big gather
ings at the various convention halls to-night
dosed the day's programme. The principal ser
mons were preached by I. N. McCash, of Berk-
Hey, f'al .; M. M. Davis, of Dallas, Tex.; S. M.
Martin, of Seattle, and H.to. Breeden, of San
NEW VANDERBILT ROUTE TO CHICAGO.
From Philadelphia It Will Be 845 Miles,
Against the Pennsylvania's 818.
I By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Philadelphia, Oct. 37.— After opposition on the
part of the Pennsylvania Railroad for a genera
tion, a traffic agreement has been arranged be
tween the Reading and Vandeibilt interests that
promises to provide a new through passenger line
between Chicago and Philadelphia early in the
An inspection party of prominent officials started
from here yesterday to go over a portion of the
route, which will utilise the Reading from here to
Newberry Junction, the Beech Creek branch of the
New York Central to Clearfleld. Perm.. and from
there over the Lake Shore by way of Franklin,
Perm., to Ashtabula. Ohio, and thence direct to
Chicago, a total distance of M.". mil's, against the
Pennsylvania's Ell and the Reading-Lehigh Valley-
Grand Trunk combination of 953 miles.
SUICIDE EPIDEMIC IN RUSSIA.
Police Attempt to Restrict Sale of Deadly
Drugs in St. Petersburg.
fit. Petersburg, Oct. 17.— The prefect of police here
has applied to the Ministry of the Interior for per
mission to apply restrictive measures to the gale of
certain drugs, on account of their widespread em
ployment for purposes of suicide. Self-destruction,
so prevalent in Russia during the era of demorali
zation following the rebellion, has become epidemic
in St. Petersburg, as many as twenty cases in one
day occurring frequently.
TWO KILLED IN RAILROAD COLLISION.
"Katy" Flyer Took an Open Switch and Ran
Into a Freight Train.
L« <;raw?e, Tex.. Oct 1".-The "Kiity" flyer on
the Missouri. Kansas & Texas Railroad, south
bound, ran into an open switch at Halstead. six
mi ley '-aM of here at G:-»8 this morning, crashing
into a freight train.
Crawford, the engineer of the freight train, and
R. stuttsman. fireman of the passenger train, were
killed, and several passengers were injured. Both
engines were badly wrecked and the baggage and
mail cars demolished.
BOY IMPALED ON TREE BRANCH.
Falls Twenty-five Feet to Death from Tall
l/,,:,.-ni W. Tlltnann. twelve years of age, of
hit.- Plains, met death yesterday in an unusual
way. when he fell while climbing a tree and was
impaled on a sharp branch, while iseveral little com
panions looked on, powerless to aid him.
[a jii-r<l. with several other boys, climbed a tall
butternut tree on the outskirts of New Rochelle.
While reaching for a Dig nut Leonard lost his foot
ing and fell twenty feet and struck on a shurp
branch near the foot of the tree which penetrated
his abdomen, lie was taken to the New Itui;hellu
Hospital, where he died. •
NEW- YORK. MONDAY, OCTOBER IS. 1000. --TWELVE PAGES.
THE NEW YORK CENTRAL TRAIN WHICH JUMPED THE TRACK AT RHINECLIFF.
VANDERBILTS IN WRECK
W. X., SON, W. C. BROWN
AND W. H. NEWMAN.
Thrown from Berths but Not In
jured — One Passenger Killed
and Many Hurt.
W. C. Brown, president oi the New York Cen
tral Railroad Company; W. K. Vanderbilt and
his son, W- K. Vanderbilt, Jr.. and W. H. New
man, former president of the railroad, escaped
injury in a fatal railroad wreck on the Central
at Rhinecliff. N. V.. early yesterday morning.
Mr. Brown was hurled from his berth, but was
uninjured, and, in company with the Messrs.
Vanderbilt and Mr. Newman, at once took charge
of the work of extricating the dead and Injured
from an overturned day coach, which bore the
brunt of the accident, caused by a broken rail.
The smoker was also overturned.
The train, which left Albany at 3:15 a. m..
was due here at 7 o'clock and was scheduled to
stop at Poughkeepsie at sa. m. It had passed
through the yards at Rhinecliff when the de
fective rail was struck, and the train, including
two private cars, one used by Mr. Brown and
the other, the Idle Hour, used by the Vander
bilts. skidded along the ties for a distance of
several feet. The fourth caf. in which there
were fifteen passengers, turned on its side, stop
ping the momentum of the sleeping cars and
the private cars, which had been attached to
the tram at Lyons. N. Y.
While the cars left the rails, tbe engine re
mained on the track- The force of the -wreck of
the day ear threw a number of passengers from
their berths, but only the passengers In the
overturned day coach were seriously Injured.
RETURNING FROM INSPECTION TOUR.
Mr. Brown and the other directors of the road,
who had been upstate on a tour of inspection, at
oii'-e realized what had happened, and. leaving
the private cars, hurried to the aid of the in-
Ji red. at the same time ordering the trainmen
to search for any who were fatally hurt.
In the midst of the wreck of the upset car
wss found the body of James Korako&kie, of
No. 79 Eldridge street, this city, who was re
turning from Buffalo. In anothei part of the
wreck the searchers found Mrs. F. S. H. Teas
dale, of Brooklyn, who, with several children.
was on her way to the city. Mrs. Teasdale is
the most seriously injured and was removed to
her home, where she was reported as having
received internal injuries, which are not ex
pected to prove fatal. Nine others were taken
from the overturned car by the officials of the
road, who ordered a special train hurried to tho
scene of the wreck with a number of surgeons.
The list of injured, exclusive of Mrs. Teasdale,
BON AD. Samuel. No. I'M Second avenue. New York;
j • chest injured.
OZKCHOWICO. Nick. Depew. N. y. ; right hip bruised.
FERGUSON. John P.. No. 615 Rugby Road, Schenectady,
■ N. V ; left hip bruised.
' FRANCIS. Argent. Watertown. N. y. ; scalp wound.
HAMBURGER. Morris. Utica, N. V.; left arm slightly
) LEVY. 11.. No. 54 Suffolk street. New York; face and
• left arm bruised.
> MERRIMAN. fella. No. 369 Sheridan street, Albany; left
I OPPENHEIMER. Sstmual. Rochester; bruits on body.
. SCHOFIEI,D. W. V.. Peeksklll. M. V.. trainman; head
and back slightly injured.
ENGINEER AND FIREMAN GIVE AID.
Moses Wright, the engineer, had stopped his
! locomotive as soon as he felt the derailed cars
, tugging behind him. He jumped from his cab
i with a torch, and found the wrecked cars in
darkness. In the day coach he found a woman
with live children, one a baby, pinned under a
seat. Before he could help her a number of ex
cited men tried to take the torch away from
him to look for articles they had lost. The engi
j neer drove them back under threats, and extri
! rated the woman, whose arm was torn, but not
11. Bcalemyer, of New York, the fireman, dis
tinguished himself by dashing ahead with a red
lantern and stopping an express from New York
which was due on the northbound track, on to
which the wrecked train had partly fallen.
At the point where the wreck occurred thero la
a straight track, and it is believed by the rail
road men that a defect in the rail caused the
break immediately after the engine passed over
the spot. The train waa running- at a compara
tively slow speed, as it was following two sec
tions which had left Albany half an hour earlier.
When the special bearing the road directors
mid the injured reached New York Mr. Brown
declared that he had been in several railroad
wrecks, but that this was the first time that be
had been thrown from his berth.
Albany. <(^t. 17 — On receipt of a telegram
•'arly to-day notifying the Public Service Com
1 mission. 2d District, of the wreck at Rhinecliff.
ronimissiouers Decker and Sague and Inspector
Buchanan started for the scene of the accident
and began an Investigation, which will be con
tinued at Albany and New York.
The commission in a statement to-night says:
The pieces of broken rail which were the im
mediate cause of the accident were shipped to
the New York O-ntral superintendent's office in
■New York after having been carefully examined
by the commissioners and the inspectors. The
investigation included dose inspection of the
can in the derailed train and of cars in the train
immediately preceding it. which were also In
jured by the broken rail and were set off at
Btaatsburg, !h« station next bouth of Rhine
All tnrouxh rail tickets between New York and ,
Albany accepted on Day Line steamers.— AdvW (
K. VANDERBILTS PRIVATE CAR, IDLE HOUR, AFTER IT LEFT THE RAJ
TWO SOLDIERS ESCAPE
THROUGH BATH BEACH
SEWER TO FREEDOM.
Military Prisoners Working at Fort
Hamilton Flee When Sentry
Turns His Head.
Two privates belonging to the 2d and the 15th
Regiments of Cavalry, stationed at Governor's
Island, made their escape on Saturday night
from the military prison at Fort Hamilton. It
Is believed that both men escaped through the
Bath Beach sewer, which runs from Bath Beach
to New York Bay, a distance of a mile. Both
soldiers are known to be men of reckless daring,
who would stop at no chance, however slight,
shoul i their liberty hang in the balance.
' The men who adopted the sensational means
of escape are John Brummer. twenty-one years
old. of the 2d Cavalry, and Charles A. Cornell,
twenty-four years old, of the 15th. They had
been prisoners on the reservation at Fort Ham
ilton for several months on charges of insubor
dination, and were watched more closely than
is the ordinary prisoner owing to their previous
records. It was just as dusk was coming on
on Saturday evening that the two cavalrymen
saw their opportunity to escape, and they made
short shift of it. They were engaged In raking
up leaves near the parade g. ids at the time
under guard of a sentry from the 98th Com
pany, Coast Artillery. As the sent-" turned his
back for an instant, the two prisoners dropped
their rakes and ran swiftly in a northeasterly
The sound of the men's feet on the hard road
aroused the sentry's attention, and he wheeled
in his tracks to discover the two men fully a
hundred yards away. He fired three shots at
the fleeing soldiers, but they dodged the bullets
by running in zigzag fashion from side to side
of the road. Desire for freedom lent wings to
their feet, and despite the efforts of the sentry
and of half a hundred soldiers who had been
brought out from the barracks by the shots,
they scaled a fence near the Dyker Heights*
Meadows and disappeared. Within two minutes
afterward the whole garrison had been turned
out and the search for the deserters was begun.
Major Herman Schum, in command of the
fort, ordered Lieutenant Boatwright. with twenty
men, to make an exhaustive search on the res
ervation. Each man was armed with his rifle
and 'a lantern, and not a spot on the grounds
was left unexamined. without result. All through
the inky blackness of the Dyker Meadows, step
ping every little while into pools of water in the
swampland, the searchers made their way, yet
without trace of the fugitives.' Both prisoners
were dressed in the dark brown prison uniforms.
and this made, it .impossible to follow their
movements in the fast gathering gloom.
The hunt for the men was. finally abandoned
at 10 o'clock, but an hour afterward. word was
brought to the commanding officer that the two
men had been seen to board a trolley car at
Fifth avenue and S6th street. • The report had
-it that the soldiers had discarded their uniforms
lor checked suits and wore derby hats.
All day yesterday the hunt for the deserters
"was continued, but no word of them was ob
tained, and their whereabouts remained a mys
tery. It was not until last night that soldiers
beating in the brush in the Dyker Meadows
came across an uncovered manhole. Investiga
tion showed that this opened into the Bath
Beach sewer, and that the entrance was ample
enough to admit of the passing of a man. Lad
ders were procured and the searchers descended
into the' sewer, and with lanterns tried to find
.some trace of Brummer and Cornell, but with
out success. It was found that the sewer was
fully twenty feet in diameter, with only about
two feet. Of water running through. It was this
sewer through which the city authorities of
Brooklyn drove in an automobile on the occasion
of its official opening. What the soldiers did
when they reached, the emptying of the giant
newer is problematical, as it opens directly into
the waters of the bay. It is the opinion of tlu.
officers of Fort Hamilton that previous escapes
of prisoners have been effected in the same
Brummer Is the man who escaped from Fort
Hamilton last August and made his way to
Danbury, Conn., where lie was arrested for
stealing a pair of trousers from a line, lie said
at the time that he was on his way to Waliing
ford, - Conn.,- to see his dying father...*
MRS. BRUCE PRICE KILLED.
Automobile Hits Tree — Mrs. C. H.
Coulter's Arm Broken.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Tuxedo Park. N. T.. Oct. 17.— Mrs. Bruce Prico.
a wealthy resident of Tuxedo Park, was killed
and Mrs. Charles J. Coulter's arm was broken
and she was otherwise hurt in an automobile
accident this afternoon on the road from Tux
edo Park to Arden. The other occupants of the
car. Mrs. Coulter's twelve-year-old son and tha
chauffeur, were unhurt.
The car, a large touring Panhard, owned by
Mrs. Coulter, was going north on tbe main road
on tbe Harrlman estate, five hundred feet from
the Arden station, when the chauffeur pull«d oat
to one side to pass a car ahead. The machine
skidded in the brush on the side of the road.
throwing Mrs. Price against a tree and killing
her almost instantly. A passing car rushed the
other members of the party to the Tuxedo Hos
pital, where it was found that Mrs. Coulter was
suffering from a broken arm and shock.
Mrs. Bruce Price was one of the well known
residents of Tuxedo, and mother of Mrs. Emily
Post. Before her marriage she was Miss Jose
phine Lee. Her husband, who died several years
ago, was an architect In New York.
Mrs. Coulter was formerly from Albany, and
has lived in Tuxedo for several years. She pur
chased the Griswold house three years ago.
Bruce Price died in Paris in 1903. Among his
more important plans were those for the Roman
Catholic Cathedral at Savannah, the Methodist
Episcopal Church at Wilkes-Barre. Perm.; the
Lee Memorial Church at Lexington. Va.. and
Georgian Court, the house of George J. Gould,
at Lakewood. N. J.
Body of Man Buried Two Weeks
Ago Found Seventy Feet Down.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune]
Sayville, N. T.. Oct. 17.— Standing in an up
right position, and totally unmarked, the body
of John Coffen. who was buried two weeks ago
to-day while digging a well on his father's farm,
two miles north of Central Islip. was found this
afternoon by Edward Gildersleeve. the well dig
ger In charge of the rescue work.
During the first two days after young Coffen
was burled a shift of men worked day and night
to rescue him, in the hope that he might still be
alive. Since then, however, all hope of saving
him had been abandoned, and work was
done only in the daytime. The well was ninety
feet deep, and Coffen's body was found at a
depth of seventy feet, the safety rope which he
had tied about his body being still in place. All
about his head was a mass of shifting sand, and
it was this which had caused Coffen's death, as
it is calculated that he must have been suffo
cated almost immediately after being buried.
When the body had been brought to the sur
face it was taken to a local morgue, and a
burial permit was issued by Coroner Savage.
MCA RREN IMPROVING.
Temperature and Pulse Both Nor
mal, Reports Dr. Hughes.
The condition of Senator Patrick H. MeCar
ren. who has been in St. Catherines Hospital,
Wil'liamsburg. since lust Wednesday, when he
was operated on for appendicitis, continued to
improve yesterday. Dr. Peter Hughes, who per
formed the operation, did not reach the hospital
until after 1 o'clock. He *pent two hours with
hi- patient, ami when l.c departed he said that
the Senator's tempt riture was normal and his
pulse regular. The Democratic leader still suf
fers from nervousness, but otherwise, said I>r.
Hughes, vestenlay was the best day he has hu 1
since the operation.
Hundreds of persons called at the hospital to
inquire about the Senator's condition, and so
muny flowers were received that an entire room
was set apart for them. Since Senator
Oa.ren has been a patient in the hospital the
demands on the telephone service have been so
great that the telephone company was requested
vestenlay to make connections only in cases . .
Mrs. Mary McCarren, the aged mother of the
Senator, is still In ignorance of his illness and
has been told that he la out of the city on busi
ness. In spite of the fact that all news of his
operation has been kept from her. she said yes
terday that she felt something was wrong with
her son. It was said at her home that Senator
MeCarren never went away from the city with
out first informing his mother that he was going
and telling her when he planned to return.
PRICK TIIREK CENTS.
SOCIALISTS PARADE IX
PARIS AND LONDON.
Sir Thousand Troop* Prevent I) '.«
order in French Capital —
lish Police Active.
Paris. Oct. IT— The grand socialist demonstra
tion here protesting against the execution eff
Ferrer passed off very noisily but without any
serious disorder, to-day. The twelve thousand
manlfestanta. singing the revolutionary son?
"L'lnternationale." varied by spasmodic shouts
of "Vive Ferrer:" "Down with Alfonso!"
"Down with the priests!" marched slowly
through the streets, escorted! ami rolled, by
six thousand infantry and cavalry and with.
squadrons of Republican Guards police sand
wiched in the procession, so as to keep the en
tire demonstration completely "in hand. The
"Apaches" and professional criminals were con
spicuous by their absence, probably because i:
was daylight. M. Lepine. Prefect of Police, was
heartily cheered by the spectators, who gazed
at the manifestants with feelings of curiosity
rather than sympathy. It was everywhere ap
parent that the masses of onlookers realised
that the popular sentiment of disapproval of
the manner in which Ferrer was tried and exe
cuted was being exploited for local political
purposes by MM. Jaures. Herve and ValUant
and the anti-militarist leaders.
The military and police measures taken by M.
Lepine were admirable. The socialist panders
were simply conducted by his detachments Just
like a flock of sheep, and thousands of Infantry.
cavalry, police and flying squads of police
bicyclists scoured the streets in the rear of the
manifestants. and thus made it impossible for
the "Apaches." burglars and looters to operate.
Great credit is due to the popular and masterful
prefect, who had over fifteen thousand troops
under arms, besides the entire police force of
- Thugs attacked a priest in the Tuilerlee gar
dens after the paraders had dispersed, and at
tempted to throw him into the lake, but the po
lice rescued him. One shot was fired. Twelve
arrests were made.
Socialist Senators and Deputies headed pro
cessions in a number of cities. M. Jaurea spoke
at Lyons, and addresses by delegates of tbe
General Federation of Labor were made at other
Places. C. I. BL '
BARCELONA IN REVOLT.
People Attack Montjuich Fortran
— Many Bombs Thrown.
Lisbon. Oct. 17.— Cable dispatches from Bar
celona say that the situation there is lai ress
ingly disquieting. Twenty-seven bombs have
been thrown in the last four days, five persons
having been killed and twenty-one wowaded.
On Saturday an attempt was made to rush taw
fortress of Montjuich to release the prisoners.
A bomb was thrown against the door, sot It
failed to - explode, and the attacking party' fled
on the approach of the guards.
RED FLAGS IN LONDON.
Police Stop March on Spanish Em
bassy — Incendiary Speeches.
London. Oct. 17.— The red flag was raised in
London this afternoon, and a great mob moved
on the Spanish Embassy to make a ilsmmistia
tion of its disapproval of the execution of Fran
cisco Ferrer at Barcelona a few days ago. Sev
eral bodies of police were stationed at the ap
proaches to the embassy, and they drove off the
crowds in their usual bloodless, effective way.
Considerable excitement and uneasiness, how
ever, pervaded the neighborhood. The gioaaa
and hootings were plainly herd at the embassy
and at Buckingham Palace near by.
No one was injured seriously, although the
mounted police rode against the crowds and
scattered them several times.
The trouble began with a mass meeting la
Trafalgar Square, which was organised by sev
eral socialist and labor bodies. Several hundred
of the members of these organizations marched
to the square, carrying red flags draped with
crepe and bearing inscriptions denouncing King
Alfonso. A black bordered banner was raised
against the Nelson column with letters which
could be read from afar: "To hell with the
J. F. Green, secretary of the "Friends off Rus
sian Freedom." called the meeting to order and
read a telegram from the Countess of Warwick.
saying: "No words are too strong to express
Europe's horror at the murder of Ferrer."
Several Laborite members of Parliament de
livered strong orations. Victor Grayson. of
Manchester, the Socialist : ember, capped the
climax by declaring that if the head o* every
king of Europe was torn I - his body It would
not pay half the price of Ferrer's life. He called
the Russian Emperor "a dirty monster." and
said that King Edward, who could have pre
vented the execution, was responsible tor what
ever might happen in England as a result of It.
He demanded the expulsion of the Spa-'sh
Strong resolutions were adopted before the)
meeting ended. Several thousand persona as
sembled in the square, moat of them having
been attracted by the same curiosity which
takes them to the suffragette demonstrations.
The Socialist societies, carrying their banners*
then marched in good order toward the Spanish
Embassy, singing revolutionary songs and hoot*
ing King Alfonso. A great rabble accompanied
them, tilling the streets.
It was dark when they reached the square in
front of the embassy, and they found that the
place was tilled with platoons of police. The
embassy windows were dark and there was no
sign of life there. The police would not let the
procession enter the square, or even stop. The
crowds were turned back and kept moving up>
Victors! street toward the Parliament building**,
singing, shouting and groaning. The reserves
wen then brought up, and they drove the naob>
Into the ~iuV streets, dispersing It without se
RIOTING IN BEMLI.W
Police Break Up a Socialist Proces
Berlin. Oct. Three meetings held here to
day to protest against the execution of Fran
cisco Ferrer, under the auspices of the Social
Democrats, were i largely attended th?t thoa-'
sands could not gain admission. Violent speeches
were made, and resolutions were adopted de
nouncing the execution as "the meat hideous o'
-.. Judicial murders'* ami conveying sentiments