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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
PKICE TWO CENTS.
LIKELY TO CATCH THE WHOLE WEST INDIAN GROUP.
Expected to Deal the Trusts
a Terrific Blow.
BROKERS ARE UNEASY
Ihe Message Will Probably Call on
Congress to Act.
THOSE REPUBLICAN CAUCUSES
Tariff Members Trying to Offset the
Harm Done Their Cause
n F™™ The Journal Bureau, Room AS, Post
Washington, Nov. 27.—There are many
guesses concerning the republican house
caucus set for Saturday afternoon and
evening. The popular impression regard
ing it was given in these dispatches yes
terday; but the tariff republicans decline
to admit that any move will be made to
wards shelving that issue or referring it
to a commission. They say that the after
noon caucus will decide on house officers
and the eve Ding caucus discuss house
rules. Representative Hepburn having said
that he would stir up trouble on the floor
unless something was done to make the
rules less tsringent.
But the general impression remains the
same—that the principal business of the
caucus will be the consideration of the
tariff, which promises to be an issue next
year In more than half of the northern
congressional districts. It was not the
Intention of the tariff republicans that the
purpose of the caucus should become
known, and there is a chance that pub
licity will compel a change of program,
possibly even to the extent of an abandon
ment of any attempt to reach a tariff
agreement. It is certain, however, that
the house republicans have very rarely
felt called on to caucus both afternoon
and evening, even when there was a hot
contest for speaker and the several sal
aried offices under him. Naturally there
is a suspicion that something important
is coming up. »
The east is becoming quite panicky over
the president's message and stocks In
Wall street have been tending downward
for some days. The impression that
Roosevelt will deal the trusts a terrific
blow Is becoming widespread. It is said
that he will denounce them in the strong
est language which he can command and
call on congress to do something to sup
press them. His remarks will be gen
eral, it Is said, but characteristically vig
orous and to the point; and should this
forecast of the message be accurate it can
not be seen how congress can fail to re
Roosevelt is unique in that he is a law
unto himself. He calls prominent public
men in to conference and finds out what
they think, but his habit of keeping his
own views to himself is puzzling. He has
read the rought draft of his trust para
graph to several senators and it is pre
sumed that in some way there has been a
leak, possibly thrcjgh them directly. At
any rate, the east is looking for some
thing spectacular on the trust line in the
message and the stock market is very
nervous. It is noteworthy that within
the past week a number of prominent pub
lic men suspected of dabbling in stocks
have gone to New York on hurry-up calls
from brokers and business friends there.
Continued on Second Page.
M CKINLEY'S MEMORY
Cabinet Member Has Strange
Idea Regarding Its Cher
Special to The Journal.
Washington, Nov. 27.—A member of
the cabinet says:
All the leading high protectionists of the
country have seen the president's message,
and all are satisfied with it. Undoubtedly it
will strike many readers as a strong reci
procity message; but we understand the sit
uation. It will be found that the language
will be susceptible of an interpretation that
will give cheer to every protectionist in the
country who has been fearful that something
will be done about reciprocity in the com
ing congress. We cannot get down from Mc-
Kinley's position too rapidly. That would
be unkind to his memory and impolitic. But
we can get down, and we will; and by the
end of the fifty-seventh congress we will be
Just where we started, with no reciprocity
of any consequence and with all our pro
BOYS PLAY BANDIT
One at Helena Kills His Com
panion While Holding
Special to The Journal.
Helena, Mont., Nov. 26.—Ames Buck and
Albert Stevens, boys, thought they %vould
play highwayman last night in Helena
and scare Harry Burwell, a companion.
They stood armed by his home in the
west side and when he appeared, Buck
yelled "Hands up" and raised his weapon,
a 38-caliber pistol. To his horror the
weapon went off, the bullet hitting Bur
well in the left side, instantly killing
Young Buck is almost crazed with grief.
He will not be prosecuted.
ROOSEVELT AND BOERS
Michael Davitt'ti Idea of Why Burgh-
ers Lack Help.
>'•«/> York ,lun .Special Service
London, Nov. 27. —In to-day's issue of
the Freeman's Journal, Michael Davitt
has a statement headed "Roosevelt's Poli
cy," in which he says:
On account of the attitude of the McKlnley
government toward South Africa, and its
friendly neutrality for a half-beaten bully,
the United States has allowed the shipment
of 20,000 mules, more valuable to the English
than 5,000 troops. England abandoned the
Clayton-Bulwer treaty, fearing that Presi
dent Roosevelt would change the McKinley
policy. President Roosevelt, though a Boer
sympathizer, canot give any active evidence
of his sympathy in consequence of the Phil
ippine difficulty and the growth of jingoism
in the United States.
Gen. Dclarey's Wounded Leg Canted
JVntr Torle Sun Special Service
Pretoria, Nov. 27.—Several sworn
neutrals have been arrested here for
breaking through the barriers in an at
tempt to rejoin the Boers in the field.
It is learned that the plan of conspiracy
recntly discovered that Johannesburg pro
vided for the sounding of an alarm that
would cause the Rand rifles to turn out.
The conspirators would then suddenly
attack the riflemen, seize their rifles and
hold the town, while General Delarey
would attack It from the outside.
There is documentary proof that the plan
was arranged with General Delarey and
also that its execution was delayed by
him, the conspirators being informed
that General Delarey was prevented
from carrying out his part through the
wound he received in a leg at Maedeval.
Mines Attain Operating.
New York Sun Special News Service
Pretoria. Nov. 27.—The Brown reef and
Angeio mines have commenced crushing. Thj
Burban and Roodepocrt mines will commence
in a few days, which will make a total of
twelve mines running. There is sufficient
native labor to work the mines.
London, Nov. 27.—Lord Kitchener, in a dis
patch from Pretoria dated to-day, reports
that General Knox has captured thirty-six
members of Buy's command, who escaped aft
er the recent fight. The prisoners include
Commandant Joubert, who is wounded, ud
Field Cornets Wolmarans and Uiedriks,
WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 27, 1901.
What the President Will Rec
ommend to Congress.
CUBA AND PHILIPPINES
Return for Expected Concessions in
TO STIMULATE SUGAR OUTPUT
Commercial Advantage)* Looked For
From Cuba I'nder the \ew
Washington, Nov. 27.—President Roose
velt in his message to congress will rec
ommend the advisability of reducing the
duty on Cuban sugar in return for trade
concessions when the independent gov
ernment in the island is set up, and also
the reduction of the duty on sugar from
the Philippines as a means of stimulating
the production of sugar in those islands.
This information the president conveyed
to several important visitors with whom
he talked to-day. Returning senators and
representatives fairly besieged the presi
dent to-day. Most of them, however,
simply called to pay their respects.
Comments on American Women Mas
querading un Peeresses.
London, Nov. 27. —Society paragraph
ers continue to express satisfaction over
the measure taken to prevent traffic in
coronation seats and the masquerading
of American millionaires' wives as peer
esses. It is not stated whether the court
news man will stand at the entrance to
the abbey and brand interlopers with the
finger of scorn, or whether Scotland Yard
will employ the best detective talent in
exposing the sham peeresses in diamonds
and pearls. From the point of view of
house agents and tradesmen, too much
stress is laid upon the social ambitions
of foreigners and the necessity of ex
cluding them from the coronation serv
ice. They would prefer to have the talk
about the traffic in coronation seats
dropped and every facility offered for
wealthy Americans to come to London
in June and spend their money freely.
If no lurk Sun Special Servlom
London, Nov. 27.—The World states that
the provisional date fixed for the corona
tion of King Edward VII. and Queen
Alexandra is June 25. A royal banquet
will be given that evening at Bucking
ham palace, followed by a reception at
which princes and princesses of the royal
families, members of the special diplo
matic missions, members of the cabinet
and a few of the higher nobility will be
Progress of the Attempt to Form a
Combine for the Great Lake*,
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, Nov. 27.—Representatives of
the various dredge companies on the
lakes finished their business with the
promoters of the proposed dredging trust
yesterday and went home.
"We met with the promoters to dis
cuss terms and prices," said the owner
of one plant. "We gave them our
figures, and in some cases they told us
just what they could do. The promot
ers have gone back to the capitalists
they represent and the question now to
be settled is whether the formation of
a big company on the lines proposed is
a practicable thing from a financial stand
point. I have no doubt that the consolida
tion will come about."
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 27.—The corrected Ust
of known dead as the result of yesterday's
boiler explosion at the Penberley Injector
company's plant numbers twenty-eight.
Western R. R. Presidents
Soon to Get Togethar.
MANY PLANS HUNG UP
Alarm Is Felt Over the Attitude of
WALLST.'S CRUMB OF COMFORT
Found in Reports That Attorney
General Douglas Won't Act
Under State Law.
Chicago, Nov. 27.—The meeting of west
ern railroad presidents to be held in New
York on Dec. 5, probably will be the most
important since the famous meeting of
presidents on J. Pierpont Morgan's yacht
in New York some years ago, when the
"gentlemen's" agrement was adopted. It
is a year since the last conference of rail
road presidents was held, and since then
the "community of interest" scheme has
made wonderful progress and the entire
railroad situation has been changed.
The original combination plans, which
contemplated the practical consolidation
of all the western railroads into three
systems, received a severe setback
through the fight between the Hill and
Harriman interests which culminated in
the Northern Pacific panic last spring.
Since then efforts have been made to
harmonize the conflicting interests, and
the formation of the $400,000,000 North
ern Securities company was the result.
The latter action has aroused the hos
tility of the governors and people of the
far western states, which is causing con
siderable excitement and bids fair to
lead to hostile legislation.
The railroad magnates have become
alarmed and further combination schemes
have been abandoned for the present, and
for this reason E. H. Harrimau, George
J. Gould and James J. Hill have joined
in a call for a meeting of the presidents
of all the roads to consult with them as
to the bast measures to be adoptetd to
allay the hostile feeling and to provide
for the maintenance of rates.
WALL STREET REJOICES
Financiers Seem to Believe That
Doaglas Is Beateu.
Special to The Journal.
New York, Nov. 27. —It is said in Wall
street to-day that the statement made
by Attorney General Douglas in St. Paul
last night shows plainly that he cannot
find any state law upon which to base an
attack on the Northern' Securities com
pany, and a feeling akin to jubilation pre
vails among the Hill-Morgan following.
Douglas' opinion that the Sherman act
applies does not scare Hill, who says:
No law, federal or state, has been violated,
and none will be violated. The Northern Se
curities company is a purely financial affair
and has nothing to do with the management
of the railways. It will do business here,
as It is now, and not in Minnesota or any
where else in the west. Like all New Jersey
corporations, it has a dummy office in Jersey
City, but all the business is done in New
Hill thinks Governor Van Sant is going
to a great deal of trouble for nothing,
unless political claptrap is his aim.
Neither is any stock taken in the Wash
ington story that Attorney General Knox
is ready to begin a suit against the North
ern Securities. The charges, if any, will
have to be carefully formulated, properly
presented to the attorney general and
then carefully considered before any
action is possible.
GEN. DOUGLAS' WORK
Until He Reports the Governor Will
Attorney General Douglas now holds the
key to the anticonsolidation campaign.
Governor Van S-ant has referred the whole
question to him for a legal opinion, both
as to whether the law has been or is to
be violated, and as to the question of
procedure. Until Mr. Douglas has made
a thorough examination and informed the
governor of his deliberate judgment, no
further steps will be taken.
The attorney general has not selected
counsel to assist him, and probably will
not until he has gone over the question
thoroughly himself. It may be two weeks
before the question reaches that stage.
Governor Van Sant will proceed with
business-like caution. He has seen the
suggestion in Washington dispatches com
ing from the United States attorney gen
eral's office, that he meke a formal com
plaint to that department and set its
wheels in motion against the Northern
Securities company. That suggestion may
be adopted in due time, but not now. It
will depend on what the attorney general
says. That official has not gone far enough
with the question to give any hint of his
A friend of the governor said this morn
The governor may not move in this matter
as swiftly as some of his advisers would like
to see. He is not going to go out and tear up
a section of Great Northern track, nor is he
going to plunge into a contest without being
sure of his ground.
Mr. Hill has been planning the consolidation
o fnorthwestern railways since 1895, and per
haps farther back. He has had the benefit
of first-class legal talent at every step, and
has worked out his scheme gradually, with
great care not to lay himself legally liable.
It is only fair that In opposing Mr. Hill
Governor Van Sant should have a reasonable
amount of time to consider and prepare for
the struggle, which means so much to the
people of the state and country. He is not
going to do anything hastily.
The only hasty thing the governor has
done was to announce that he was going
to fight. The haste of that announcement
had an ned in view. It was done to alarm
the financial world for the safety of the
big deal and to block its consummation.
TOOLE NOT ENTHUSIASTIC
Governor of Montana Replies to Guv-
ernor Van Sent.
Special to The Journal.
Helena, Mont., Nov. 27. —Governor J. K.
Toole, replying to the request of Governor
Van Sant of Minnesota, that he co-operate
in an effort to block the Northern Securi
ties company in its effort to control the
Burllngtor_*!«3reat Northern and Northern
Pacific, handles the subject very delicately.
He evades any meeting of governors by
saying he has pressing engagements that
would prevent him from attending.
Beyond saying that the state govern
ment will co-operate with the Minnesota
governor, he does not appear to commit
himself. His letter was, on the whole,
quite a surprise to his friends, as it was
expected he would eater heart and soul
into the proposition.
A BRIEF ONE
Governor Van Sant Will Sus
pend the Sheriff.
TO NAME COMMISSION
Charges in Public Examiner's Re-
port to Be Probed.
THE DOCUMENT IS MADE PUBLIC
Deputy Koerner Brands the Over
charge* a» Acts of Intentional
Frand and Larceny.
Phil T. Megaarden has about two days'
grace, during which he will remain in un
disputed possession of the office of sher
iff. He will eat his Thanksgiving din
ner in jieace.
Governor Van Sant called Miss Helwig,
his stenographer, in this morning and
gave her the report of Public Examiner
Pope, asking her to make several copies.
When this has been done, the governor
will begin proceedings. The report makes
charges against Megaarden's conduct of
the office. They require attention and
the governor will appoint a commission
to investigate the charges. At the same
time he will suspend the sheriff from of
fice, upon the showing made by the pub
The extra copies being made are for
the use of the three gentlemen who will
serve on the commission, and of the coun
sel for the state and for Megaarden.
The governor made the contents of the
report public this morning. It is a se
vere document. There is no disposition
to glos over any of the transactions and
many of them are condemned in unstinted
language. There are twenty-four sched
ules appended, showing the overcharges
in detail. They are summarized in the
Items Due the County.
A—Copies of venire facias $603.40
l>—Attempted services 57700
C—Conveying prisoners to the work
house 94 50
D—Deputies attending court .".."".*! 665.00
E—^Arraignments, bench warrants and
attending muncipal court 1,222.00
F—Duplicate charges for commit
ments and remanding prisoners ... 157.50
G—Mileage and expenses outside the
state 545 37
H—Railroad fare and team hire for
conveyance of prisoners 299.28
I—Deputies looking up evidence and
patrolling cycle paths 154.50
J —Light, telephone, books and sta
X—Conveying children to public
school at Owatonna 999.96
L—Conveying children to training
school at Red Wing 584.68
M—Conveying persons to the Institute
for defectives at Farlbault 43.65
N —Board and keeping U. S. and other
prisoners _ 1,102.64
N—Boarding prisoners for the city of
Minneapolis, estimated 432.63
O —Amount collected on citations,
taxes of 1899 2,324.21
O—Attempted service, etc., in tax
P—Collections on executions 202.76
Q —State vs. DeShone, service on A.
A. Christianson 25.76
Q —State vs. Clara Adams, service on
Joseph Godreau 33.92
Q —State vs. Clara Adams, cash ad
vanced for railroad fare 5.56
Q—State vs. Gallagher, conveying
from reformatory, St. Cloud 29.75
Q—State vs. O'Malley, conveyance
from Red Wing 9.54
R —Overcharges for court service by
jail watchman 273.00
No interest has been calculated on abovo
amounts, which if added, would increase over
charges and illegal fees to approximately the
sum of 112,651.22.
Hits Other County Officials.
On the first item, the county commis
sioners and county attorney come in for
a share of the condemnation. Jan. 18,
1900, the public examiner found illegal
charges for copies of venires, subpoenas,
etc., and so reported to the county com
missioners. The sheriff continued to pre
sent such bills, the county commissioners
approved them, "and each and every claim
of this nature is ornamented with the
'O. X.' of the county attorney's office,"
to use the language of Deputy Koerner.
As to Schedule B, the sheriff charged
$1 for failing to serve papers, while the
law only alo,wed 50 cents for effective
The most that should be allowed for
conveying prisoners to the workhouse is
mileage, 96 cents. Megaarden has charged
$3 and the public examiner compromises
at $2, but suggests that all such removals
could be made free by the Black Maria,
Schedule D is charges for deputies at
tending grand juries at night, and there
is no record to show that any such serv
ice was ever performed.
On this item It is recommended that
such bills be audited by the county com
Schedule E shows charges for attending
municipal court. All prisoners are taken
charge of by city police officers, and the
charge of $2 for each case, says the re
port, "is false and illegal, and only an
other way of looting the county treasury,
as his attention was called to these
charges in a former report."
Schedule F consists of duplicate charges
for compliments. "It would seem," says
the report, "that in a county office where
perquisites are so large a single payment
would satisfy tte incumbent."
Schedule G consists of charges that are
properly claims upon the state, but have
been paid by the county illegally.
Schedule H shows charges for railroad
fares and team hire, which are covered in
the mileage allowed.
Schedule I consists of charges allowed,
tout not legal, for patrolling cycle paths,
looking up evidence, watching insane and
hauling confiscated gambling parapher
Schedule J consists of charges for va
rious services, which should be paid di
rect to the parties rendering the service.
There Is nothing to show how much was
furnished, and for whom, and a dupli
cate bill might have been allowed.
Next comes a series of schedules show
ing overcharges for conveying prisoners
or children to state institutions. In most
cases deputies did not go at all. Full
fare is charged for small children, and a
deputy for each child, though several
were taken at once. Says the report:
Shows Wilful Fraud.
The foregoing should convince the most
skeptical that these acts on the part of the
sheriff are not unintentional mistakes or over
sights, but are deliberate, wilful, malicious,
fraudulent acts, permeated with corruption
and designed to rob the taxpayers for the pur
pose of gratifying the greed of ene in whom
they have reposed confidence. Such acts are
considered not only a betrayal of trust, but
the official committing the same is guilty un
der the laws of the state of perjury and
Schedule O consists of personal prop
erty taxes paid before September, 1900,
and not covered into the county treas-
Contlnued on Second Pane.
12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK
CAUGHT A PAL
Another of the Great Northern Train
Robbers Is Taken, This Time
Suffered From Nervous Prostration
and Permitted His Secret to
Leak Out—lt's Hanks.
Special to The Journal.
Great Falls, Mont., Nov. 27.—A man go
ing under the name of Bob Collins, who
has been employed since July 9 in the
Neihart concentrator, was arrested yes
terday at that camp by Deputy Sheriff
David Ledbetter, and is believed to be
none other than O. C. Hanks, alias Cam
illa Hanks, alias Charley Jones, alias
"Deaf Charlie," the partner of "Kid"
Curry, Harry Longbaugh and George
Parker in the Great Northern hold-up at
Malta, on July 3, last. While he has not
admitted his identity, he has told of his
participation in that affair, where the
plan for the robbery was concocted here
in Great Falls and that he has $12,500 of
the stolen money cached. He is now ill,
and physicians say he ia suffering from
nervous prostration and is worrying over
something. He was kept under a strong
guard last night in the Neihart hotel, and
to-morrow morning will be brought to
Corresponds to Hanks.
The weight, complexion and general ap
pearance of Hanks correspond to Collins
so well as to make the authorities believe
they have the right man, even had he not
said anything to convict himself. In one
way his capture is due to the taking of
Longbaugh at St. Louis a month ago.
Prior to the arrest of Longbaugh, Collins
had been at work in the Neihart concen
trator. The day the news of his arrest
was made public in Neihart, Collins be
gan to be nervous. His condition was no
ticed by several of his companions, and
they asked him if he was feeling ill. He
replied he was not, and for two days more
kept at work* At the end of two days
he was in such a condition that he was
forced to quit work.
He -went to the shack he was occupying
and a physician had to be called. He at
once noted that the man was suffering
from nervous prostration, and that he had
something weighing on his mind. It was
decided to give him a hypodermic injec
tion to quiet his nerves, and this was
done. While he was in delirum he began
Former Senator From North
Dakota Probably Dying
New York, Nov. 27.—Former Senator
William Roach of North Dakota lies in
a critical condition in the private hos
pital of Dr. H. W. Carter in this city.
He was brought there recently suffering
from a cancer, and an operation was
performed. An unusual feature was in
troduced in this operation, Dr. Carter
administering gas and oxygen as an
anaesthetic. The whole operation was in
charge of Dr. Frederick Peterson and Dr.
Bently Squier, who pronounced it a severe
one and would make no promises of
Roach's recovery. During all his
trouble his wife has been constantly at
WILL NOT HANG
Sentence of Milton Howell Commuted
to Life Imprisonment.
Helena, Mont., Nov. 27.—Governor
Toole has commuted to life imprisonment
the sentence ot death that was to have
been carried out Dec. 13 in the case of
Milton Howell, who killed Thomas Rose
ling July 23, 1898.
Tenney Votes to Incorporate.
Special to The Journal.
Tenney, Minn., Nov. 27.—At the special
election held here yesterday, incorporation
carried, there being but one dissenting cote.
Having Sown, Germany Reaps
liondon, Nov. 27.—The Daily Mail, which has been inquiring into the cause of th«
trade depression in Germany, says that many of the great merchants of yesterday
stand to-day ruined. Manufacturing cities are full or hungry men; numbers of
works are closed altogether and others are greatly reducing their output, and the
stocks of German iron works are being sold In Belgium and England for what they
will bring. Germany attempted too much and is reaping the inevitable result. Bad
financiering, over-capitalization and excess of credit are mentioned as the enemies
which even the ingenuity and skill of German over-workers could not overcome.
In England the general trade outlook is now worse than at any time since 1894
and the revelations of British trade union tyranny are consequently causing much
Rumors of Another Challenger
London, Nov. 27. —Telegrams from Glas
gow intimate that there may be an earlier
challenge for the America's cup than Sir
Thomas Upton's, but yachtsmen here are
skeptical. The Dennys, builders of Sham
rock 11., are again reported to be prepar
ing for the construction of a yacht of their
own design, ■_- if certain results are at
tained. They hope to secure the co-opera
tion of some club In Issuing a challenge.
"Longbaugh, Longibaugh, where did I
meet you? Oh, yes, I know," he said.
Then for the first time it was remem
bered the interest he had shown in the ar
rest of Lcngfoaugh. He would ask for the
papers while he was lying in bed. When
these were given to him he would, scan
them over as though looking lor some
thing in particular. He improved after
several days, and has been aJble to be out
of his shack, tout seems to be -wasting
away und«r a strain.
After a few days Collins, who had here
tofore worn a smooth face, began to grow
a small mustache. This came out sandy,
just like Hanks' mustache when he weara
one. After this Deputy Ledbetter con
cluded to call to his assistance another
ma nto whom he had confidence. He
brought this man and Collins together
without introducing them himself, and
since that time they have been together
a great portion of the time.
Story Wrested From Kirn.
It was during this companionship that
Collins told his story. According to what
he confided to this supposed friend, h©
came to Great Palls the latter part of
June. He had no musiness here then, ha
says, but simply came to look about the
city for a few days.
The day after his arrival he says he was
in the Mint saloon, where he waß intro
duced to Harvey Logan alias "Kid" Curry
and Harry Longbaugh. ITe cannot re
member the name of the man who intro
duced him, but says the fellow seemed to
know them well. After the introduction
he says they stood about the saloon for
some time and then went upstairs into the
second story, where they sat down and
talked over matters. They had several
drinks up there, and the two men quizzed
him about his habits. After awhile they
asked him if he would be willing to take
a hand in something that would get him.
a little money—probably make him
Plot All Fixed Ip.
At first Collins says he did not under
stand the men or what they meant, but as
sured them that he was in for anything
there was money in. Then he says they
took him in their confidence and the
robbery was planned. He says Curry and
Longbaugh told him they had positive in
formation that there would be a large
amount of money on a train arriving at
Malta on July 3, and they then asked him
to go in with them and get his share of
the loot. He says he consented and from
that time until after the robbery and di*
vision of the booty they were never sepa
Declaration That the Entire-
Blame Rests With the ■
Mmw Torfc Sun Somo/af Sai-vlom.
London, Nov. 27.Dispatches from Con
stantinople briefly report fighting in th«
Sassun district between Armenians and
Turkish troops. The Turkish embassy
here has received an official account of
the affair, according to which a party of
Armenian brigands from Sassun barri
caded themselves in a monastery at Arak,
near Mush, with sixty captured women
and children, . intending to extort money
from the neighboring inhabitants. Troop*
surrounded the monastery and fighting fol
lowed, the brigands firing first. It is
added that the Russian and British consuls
have arirved at Constantinople and tes
tified to the good behavior of the troops.
They say the Armenians are responsible
for the fighting.
D. H. WAITE DEAD
Former Populist Governor of Color
ado Had Heart Trouble.
. Aspen, Col., Nov. 27.Former Governor
Davis H. Waite of Colorado fell dead this
morning. He had been in good health up to
the moment of his death. It is believed that
the cause was heart trouble. ■■ .....
Neither Sir Thomas Llpton nor G-sorge
L. Watson,.the designer, has any knowl
edge of the matter. Sir Thomas con
siders it useless for any one to attempt
to challenge for 1902 owing to the im
possibility of properly tuning up a boat,
but he says the Shamrocks are at the dis
posal , of. any one ;as trial boats who may
want to try for the cup. ■