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WASHES ftTCXN. D. q, WJSDyESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 3,8.
CllL SIGNERS TO HEEI
LIE PASSED BETWEEN THEM
SHE ACTED BEAUTIFULLY
MORE IRILWiS KILLED
Provincial Market Is Looted and
Fifty Persons Murdered.
Inspector of Weights Bond Has a
Political Row at Annapolis.
Will Discuss the Cuban fnass
Nieeting Friday Night.
Splendid Performanca of the Battle
Ship Indiana(;on Her First Trip.
He Fell Out With Itlvul Democrat lo
Lender Kaiinou Over Campaign
Delayed by Storm, She Yet Snlleel In
u Heavy Sea and Her llolllng
Wus Scarcely Jfotlceuble.
PLANS TO BE PEREF.CTEP
PROSPECT OF MEW TROUBLE
SDISIT. M ETE1TI2H.S
evbdis 1 sotAHom.
Local Sy nipathlzers In tlie Movement
Have Holies That the Adiiilnhstrn
ttun Will Take Action Wanta Fust
Mcamer Wbatu Wusblmitoii Busi
nm Man Saw" in u Trlji to Cuba.
The signers or the call for .1 public
mictliiR to express sympathy with Cuba
will niect Triuiij evening al 7 30 o'clock
on the stage of Metzerott SIuslo Hall.
These gentlemen constitute the com
mittee on arrangements and all the pre
liminaries for tins popular moeiiieiil will
This Lathering will cleclUe the dale on
which the meeting shall be hud, the
scope eif tne lesoiuiious. the nrrai treiiients
for speakers, and nn.it shall be done
wiin I in, oiguiuzesl boon's who Trill be
halted to seed delegates.
This action will be forced ou the Com
milieu In tne most practical way, for
olriady several org-inizatlons have taken
stej towani bein,r represented, lite-v
nut arter The 'limes had published tne
cull and w ilhoul lcsitg all tinio necldcil
to be represented at the meeilng. All
organized bjdies will be Invllid, to at
tend. They will be expected to bring
their b.inucrs and their binds. If thev
so choose. It is expected that the hall
will be alive with fluttering banners and
No one will be turned r.way from this
gathering. All will lie n Icon cd and ev ery
one is cMHsncd to come. Organized la
bor will receive nil esiccially warm imi
tation, as it was among the first to urge
the Ksiiarce ot tLe can. They will turn
out In force.
The friends of Cuinn patriots Ifi the city
are keeping Aery quiet Jut now, and for
a good reason. They hope that this Gov
ernment m ly take tome action looking to
the recognition, of the belligerent rights
of the struggling Insurrectionists. They
hare reccHed no nitlmniiou even thatsuch
is to be the policy of the Administration,
but they hope, and hopetlronglj.
The' rebise to make known the grounds
on which their hopes rest, but the are as
suredly hoiKful. They think tbe matter
will all be stralghlcuesl out after the election-,
and the elections are on! a couple
of weeks off.
WANT A STEAMER.
The Cubans do not ask a treat deal
They only want a chance. Tney say if
they could get hold of a fast steamer,
small Uiough it inigtit be, the would be
la clovir. -ill the auuumcnt ucsired would
be two rapid lire tuns, and I lie prmiise
lo masc tilings nuui uu around tne island.
Ihey would make things so lively for the
Spuutarus that reinlorcxments could not
be hurried over from fcp.un rasl enough,
lue can gel all these tilings if they are
given a little chance.
bo filled Willi the hope of post election
expectations the Wasimigtoii friends or
the struggle are keeping up a bold front,
liut the nae not ceased worsing b any
.means. The will be out in force at the
meeting. 1 he local leaders are in com
munication with Cubans In New York and
keep In touch with everything that arrncs
from Cuba. They will nae something iu
IcTcsting to sa) when the meeting is held.
The general opinion seems to be that the
meeting should be held Oitober 31. The
Idea is meeting with approval here, but
the committee will decide the time Friday
night. The Chicago sympathizers in the
moemcut baeissaed an appeal to citizens
throughout the Union asking that sjiupa
the In, mass meetings lie held October .41.
'lue.v i hiiik.iiicmuciucul woj Id derive great
benefit from such gimultaneous action.
Many Washingtonlans hae been in Cuba
In the past ears and are acquainted with
the state ot urr.urs there. A number of
these gentlemen are signers to the tall.
They did not hesitate to add their names
and were glad to do so. They said they
were clad and told whs. Among ttii-e
gentlemen was Mr. Lrtward U.Easton, pres
ident of the Columbia Phonograph Com
pany. When Mr. lastou signed the call he
WHAT A WASM.SUTONIAN SAW.
"I ant heartily in favor of freedom, and
1 can't get my name to this call any too
quick. I was down there last winter, and
aw enough to satlsr nie that a change
was needed. I think Cuba is the worst
governed island in the world. At least. It
fa the worst governed that I know aiij
"What struck you most forcibly, Mr.
"1 wo things taxes and the robberls of
the minor ofllclals. The Spanish govern
ment, taxi-s is everthing. No man has a
chance. If business man wants to put
out a sUn, he is taxed. The amount of
tbe tax oepends on tne length of his name.
The government chaiges so much a letter,
you see bat few signs and but few street
niirntiers as a consequence.
"1 hen the minor officials must come In
for a share. They simply rob the'poor tax
pajera. What the gov eminent Is unabietd
get these men seize. They have no pitv,
and evcrthing goes. I could see all this
In the short time I was there. Uhat was
"Was the uprising bein,; discussed?"
"Yes; there were rumors, but ou could
not depend on anvtbing. The cinsorshlp
of the government over the telegraph,
post and press Is so severe that one can
scarcely lulleve an thing he sees. Then
news travels slowly. Whispers of the
Impending struggle were heard, and in
Havana even, when they felt sure thev
were safe, many business men expressed
hope for the success of the movement.
I shall be glad to help the mass-mectiug
along arter what I have seen"
henor Gerardio Fornsler. of New York,
one of the organizers for Cuban freedom.
Is In the citj. He Is greatlv interested
In the meeting which is to be held here,
and will be present with oilier New York
ers Intcrreted in the movement.
Senor Forrester Is a immber of Partldo
Revoluclanarlo Cubano, wiUi headquar
ters at No. GG Uroadway, New York. The
Partldo is the supreme Cuban organiza
tion In the United States Senors Tomas
Estrada, Gonzalo de Qticsado and Deuja
mln J. Guerra, tbe delegates recently
chosen by the organization, have been
duly recognized by Maximo Gomez, tbe
"icral inthler of the Cuban army.
STILL, TALKING FIGHT.
Passenger Agents llns- Conferring
About Hates to Hot Springs.
St. Louis. Mo , Oct. 1G. That the Iron
Mountain Kallway officials feci assureel
that the Corbett Fitzslmmous fight will
take place at Hot Springs la evident from
the conference of passenger agents at the
headquarters of that company ror two days
Nearly every passenger representative
of the Iron Mountain road in the principal
cities between New York and Hcnvcr has
been In attendance at the conference, which
was presided over by General Passenger
The number of people who will attend
the fight Is estimated by the outside agents
at 30,000, and It is probable that the figure
will be increased ir the public becomes 6at
fied that the fight will surelj take place.
Br. Wagner, of licrltn, Boldly Tackles
th Economical Problem.
Berlin, Oct. 16. Dr. Wagner, In his Inau
gural address as recorder of Berlin Univer
sity, discussed the relational of national
economy to socialism.
He said that a scientific examination of
oclallsm would result In a recognition of
Ita value as a scientific, intellectual foru.',
and In the refutation or Its errors.
Engcls, La Salle and Marx would then be
regarded not merely as agitators but think
ers of the first rank, -who bad their dangers
n common with other philosophers.
Itc-ported Uprising In Venezuela Has
New Tork, Oct. 16. A special cable dis
patch from La Quayra, Venezuela, says:
There Is no foundation for reports ot a
revolution In the Interior ot Venezuela.
The council of ministers Is changing. All
Its members ara to be replaced, except
Oen. Lara, who remains "Fomento" mm-Istez
Annapolis, Md., Oct. 10. Gen. Frank A.
Bond, Inspector of weights and nieasure-s ot
Washington, one of kenalor Gorman's lieu
tenants, and Mr- Edward Foreman, a
Democratic leader ot the Fifth district of
Anne Arundel-County, engaged In n
political dispute in Annapolis yesterday.
During a healed discussion the He .was
given and a personal encounter was pre
vented only lC3 the prompt interference
of political frienils of both partlnc
Gen. lioad nrrlvcd in Annapolis on the
morning train, and was present at a con-ferciu-e
in which matters relative to. the
Democratic campaign were informally
discussed. Mr. Fore-man came later, having
bosluess at the courthouse. Kuimirs. had
reaclusl John C laniion. Democratic can
didate for Stale Senttor, of the intention
ot certain Democrats lu the county to "cut"
him on election day, and Mr. Foreman had
told Baimon of a conversation with Gen.
Bond on a lstt to the Fifth district. In
which the latter. It Is said, remarked that
"It anbody Is to be scratched let it be
Bond and Bannun have liceo. rival Demo
cratic leaders in the Fourth district for
several ears, and the friends of the latter
claim Hie utterance attributed to Gen.
Bond was -with the purpose of "downing"
his opponent so us to destroy his political
Influence in future primaries In that dis
trict. . Uen. Bond again had his attention called
to these rumors. He denied to Mr. Bannon
having said anything of the sort, and
stateel that Mr. Foreman must surely have
misunderstood him. He expressed a desire
to meet the Fifth district man, and, with
County Tre-asurtr Williams as a witness,
sought Mr. Foreman in front ot the court
house. 3Ir. Bannon was also present.
The e'onvcrsation, quiet at first, became
animated as It progresse-d. Gen. Boud had
quietly railed Mr. Foreman aside and asked
him if he had not mlsundeistuoel him In the
remarks attribjtcd to hlni Jbout Mr. Ban
non. Mr. Foreman replied lie hail not. Gen.
Bond then nsked Foreman if he was not
mistaken aboat the conversation, and in
qulreel If he had not confounded Bannon's
name with some one elc's. Mr. Foreman
reiterated his former declaration, where
upon the Ho was passed.
Foreman, who Is a powcrfulraan, resented
the insult, and they would have come to
blows had not Dr. Williams and Mr. Ban
non separateel them.
After the quarrel Gen. Bond, after e-on-ferring
Willi frle-nds, left on the noon train.
HOW IT GOT OUT.
All a Mystery. Llko Executive Ses
sions of tbe Semite.
London. Oct. 10 Truth says to day:
Lord Sackvillc's pamphlet has createel an
altogether unnecessary storm In the United
States. Its secret bitor may be told iru
It was published on the 3d of the present
month, although oneor twoadvance copies
were distributed among very intimate
friends a few weeks ago. At tbe time It
reached New Tork only a dozen or two
copies bad been presented by Lord Sack
ville lo old eiilleagues in the diplomatic
The pamphlet only relates to actual facts
connected with the now historical back-
Mile Ba.ird Incident. Anybody at an
acquainted with the diplomatic service
would he mightily amuseel to hear that
even a combination or all the members of
tbe service could affect lu the slightest tbe
posllionof a forelgnambasnailorln London.
Not even t he best rrlends of Lord Sackville
will deny that he was betrayed Into an un
fortunate Indiscretion. It cannot either
b denieel that Mr. llajanl .nailed himself
thereof to excite an anil tingnsn agna
tion for the purpose of nssistlug the can
ullac of Mr. Cleveland.
It reflects great honor, therefore, on the
English people that their government has
bee-n so dL':iiifled and magnanimous p.s to
welcome Mr. Bav-ard as It has.
The Dally Telegraph lo day prints a
letter from Lord Sackville in xvhich he
sajs that only a few copies of the pamphlet
relating to Mr. Bajard were printed. These
were meant for distribution privately
among friends, and the writer never In-tende-d
the pamphlet to be published. He
Is at a loss to understand how it be-came
GEN. GORDON AHHESTED.
All on Account of Judgment AcnliiKt
u Jllnilijr Coiniuiiiy.
Cleveland, Ohio. Oct. 1G. On his arrival
at the Weddell House, after Ills lecture
here list night. Gen. John B. Gordon, of
Atlanta, Ga , was met by Deputy Sheriff
Bell, who sen eel him with attachment
papers in a suit of the BucyrusSteam Shov
el and Dreelge Company against the Ches
tatec Dreelging and Gold Mining Company,
of which Gen. Gordon is an official.
The Bucyrus company received a judg
ment against the Chestalee company some
time ago for 53,718 27. "
In an lnterview Gen. Gordon stated
that the action of the Bucyrus company
was a complete surprise to him as he had
supposed the debt of the Chestatee Com
pany to have been entirely settled.
FORAKEH CHALLENGES BH1CE.
Huh No lialr Like the Senator, But
Eaton, Ohio, Oct. 1G Ex Gov. Forakcr
openly challenged Senator Brice or any of
bis followers yesterday afternoon to a
Joint debate, to be held at any place and
at any time. The reason for this is on
account of an editorial in a morning paper
entitled "Where Is Brlce?"
Foraker answ cred that he knew he did not
have the head of hair like Brice, but he did
liavc his "political convictions," and that
if there was a representative of the paper
In the audience he wanted him to state to
that paper that lie was ready at any time
for a Joint debate, where he would answer
all of Brice "s questions, and then be would
have some to ask Brlce.
And SpnulHh Commander nnd Crew
Madrid, Oct. 16. Theliunarcial's Havana
dispatch sajs: "The prisoners In the Santa
Clara jail mutinied yesterday and four ot
them tried to make their escape. The
guards fired upon them and killed two.
"Summary court-martial has condemned
tbe lieutenant commanding the Spanish
gunboat Vole Mercantes, which was re
cently captured and plundered by In
surgents wlillebingatanchomear Santiago
de Cuba. Tbe crew of the vessel are also
found equally guilty with tbe commanding
"The punishment to be inflicted upon the
guilty men will not be made known pending
tbe confirmation of tbe finding of the
SIB WALTER'S PESCEXPAyT."
Belatlvo of ttie Great Novelist Ar
rested as a Vagrant.
St. Louis, Mo Oct. lG.r-Charles Scott
answered to the charge of vagrancy in tbe
police court yesterday.
He possesses papers and tells a consistent
story which leave little doubt tbat he is
a lineal descendant of the poet Scott or
of tbe tatter's brother. -
He was discharged through the Influence
of the Caledonian Society, which will se
cure him employment.
MOTHER VfENT CKAZT.
Locked In Her ,Cblldren and They
Magnolia, Ark., Oct. 16. Mrs. Miner,
living south of here, locked ber two chil
dren, aged 6 and 4, lo a room while she
went to a neighbor's home.
While she was gone the boose caught
fire and tbe children were cremated. Tbe
mother. It 1 tboofht, will lot bermlaa.
Guaranteed to Withstand the Influence of
Perfected Clauses of the Cuban
PEAOE TREATY WITH SPAIN
Provision Made' for a Convention With
the Dominant Government When In
dependence Is Gained, and CltlzeiM
of Foreign Countries Can Then Hold
Property Without Taxation.
New Tork, Oct. 16. The constitution of
the Cuban revolutionary government, which
was adopted at a meeting of the Insurgent
leaders In Puerto Princiiw on September
23, has been promulgated. An abstract ot
the document is as follow s:
The supreme power of tbe republic will
be vested in a chamber of ministers, com
posed of a president, vice president and
Jour secretaries, for the dcsatcb of busi
ness of war, of the Interior, of fore-igu af
fairs and of agriculture.
The attributes of tbe ministerial govern
ment will be lo dictate all the relative ells
liosltlons of the civil and political life of
the republic,- to receive contributions, to
contract public loans, to issue paper money,
to raise troops and maintain them, to ele
clare reprisals with respect to the enemy
and to raiiry treaties, except the peace with
Spain, to submit Judicial authority to the
president to approve the law of nillltarr
organization and ordinances of the mili
tary service, asdrawn up by thecommander-in-chief.
The executive will rest with tbe Presi
dent, or. In default, with the Vice Presi
dent. Tbe President may enact treaties with
the ratification of the ministerial council.
Tbe President will receive ambassadors.
Referring to tbe treaty of peace with
Spain, tbe document sajs. X
"The treaty of peace with Spain, which
It Is necessary to have to form an abso
lute basis of independence for tbe Island
of Cuba, should be ratified bj the minis
terial council and by an assembly of rep
resentatives convoked for tbat end," and
In case the offices of president and vice
president should be vacant, by resigna
tion or by death or by other cause, at the
same time, an assembly of representatives
win uc caoeu ior an election.
All outside armament of the republic
and the direction of the operators of war
will be directly under the hand of the com
mander In-chief, who will have at his or
der as second in command a lieutenant gen
eral as a substitute In rase of necessity.
BIDS TO RECOGNITION.
All functionaries of whatever class who
are able must lend reciprocal help for tbo
better accompUshmenteof the resolutions
of the ministerial government.
All Cubans will be obliged to serve tbe
republic with their persons and interests,
according to their power.
The property, of whatever class, apper
taining to foreigners, Is exempt from pay
ing taxes In favor or the republic, pro
viding their respective governments recog
nize tbe belligerency orCuba.
All debts contracted from tbe actual
Initiation of the war until this constitu
tion Is promulgated, will be paid.
The Judicial authority will proceed
with entire Independence of all others.
OUT OF JTjRISDICTIOX.
CustonisOf fleers Not AiixlooHtolnves
tignte Filibustering Expeditions.
Philadelphia, Oct. 16 Upon information
furnished by Spanish officials Collector of
Port Read Is considering an Investigation
Into the doings of Capt. Svanoe and the
officers and crew of the Norwegian steam
It is charged that on August 14, while
bound from Philadelphia to Port Antonio,
tbe Leon came to anchor In the Delaware
Bay and took on board lifteen Cuban In
surgents and twenty-five tons of arms.
'ammunitions and supplies, all of which
were sareiy landed on the extreme north
eastern roast of Cuba, between Cape Mays!
A s tbe loading of these contraband ar
ticles is believed to have been done be
yond this customs district, Collector Bead
Is not likely to act.
Delaware Bay Is within the customs dis
trict of Delaware and In charge of the
collector of customs at Wilmington. Tbe
exact spot where the arms were taken on
board In Delaware Bay is not known, bnt
It Is claimed that a tog from Wilmington
landed tbe patriots and their monitions of
war on tbe Leon, which was wultlng or
tbera at anchor some distance below Chris-
tlana Creek. .
MUTILATED AND LYNCHED
fessed Brute Neat
Ears and Fingers Were-Ctit Off, and
After it ConfexMlon of Assaults nnd
. Murder Ho Wus gauged.
Memphis, Tcnn , Oct. 16.-Jcff Ellis,
tbe ue-gro who committed an assault, was
lynched near the scene of hlk crime at miel
ili,nt by a mob or citizens., who formed
a procession and escorted him t the
scene ot his crime to be fpnnali) iuinli
lied by bis victim before being put to
His ears and flngi-rs werejeut off and be
was then hahged f i titegraph iiole.
After a rjpld fiigbtand re-solute pur
suit ot nine ouys, resulting In his capture
Mondav mormui; aLnn-tfisiire saw mill
eighteen miles from IlollowtSpnngs, JIiss ,
in a swampy strip oi country, r.iils was
sareiy returned to the scene of his crime.
In charge ot a strong guard, he was es
corted irom Mount Pleasant, Miss., where
be was held a prisoner Mandar nicht. to
Galloway, In Fajette County, ibis btatc,
arriving thereabout 5 p.'jn1:
iiunoreas ot citizens, wmie ami colored,
bad gathered at Galloway to hall the return
or the wretcn whose doom was sealed the
moment be committed his crime.
Those who had collected made no effort
to deal with the man at once, tbe silent, but
common understanding being that sum
mary punishment would be Inflicted.
Ellis maintained a Rtoical Indifference
to bis impending rate, stating that he fully
rcallze-d woat was In store for hlni. He
was given a heart supper and ate it "With
lie f-onie'sseu nis crime', anil also mat ne
murdered Mrs. John Balley.a white woman.
near Arlington, this couuty. three years
ago, and that he had attempted other
in tbe case ot Mrs. Bailey, her husband
became Insane from brooding over his
affliction, was sent to the State insanu
asylum, and died there a few months since-
L wmfTioir'oFiA. r. a.
They'Mcet lit St. Louis knd Rentflriii
Bt. Louis, Oct. 16. The A. P. A. conven
tion last night defined lUuttttude In prac
tical politics. '
Resolutions were adopted declaring that
the executiv e board advises the members of
the order to vote for the nominees on the
tickets of the party they affiliate with, and
to vote for the election of candidates who
are in thorough accord' with and will, if
elected, sunnort the reduction of Immigra
tion, extension of time for,natitralizatlon
and educational quanilcathjn for sufrrage.
maintenance on general nou sectarian free
public school system, no public funds nor
public property for sectarian purposes, tax
ation of all property not owned and con
trolled by the public, opening- to public
official tnspection-of all private schools,
convents, monasteries, hospitals, and all
Institutions of an educational and reforma
tory character. v
No support for any public position to any
person who recognizes primal allegiance in
civil affairs to any foreign or ecclesiastical
power: public lands for actual settlement
by American citizens only.fand that the
order demands the thorougu enforcement ot
all ex'stlng laws by legally constituted
It was claimed by speakers that several
States can now bo swayed from one great
political party to the other by the A. P. A.
BRUSSELS OFFICIAL SHOT.
Murdered by an ex-Employe Whom
Be Had Plsmlssedlr
Brussels, Oct. 16. M. Bolque, tbe head
of the water department o tbe cljy of
Brussels, was murdered this morning by
an ex-offlcia, who was recently dis
missed by M. Bolque from tbe water
Tbemurder wnseommUtedonthe Avenue
Louise, while that thoroughfare was
thronged with people.
The murderer lay In wait for his victim,
knowing that he was accustomed to pass
through that street on his way to the
water department, and killed him before
any one could In terf ere. The murder created
a great sensation.
EDITOR KILLS BIS MAX.
He Had Been Whipped. Bnt Was
Bandy Vfi'thtva Gun.
New Tork, Oct. 16. A) special from New
I. S. Dixon, editor of Ibe Enterprise, tbe
official paper of Natchitoches, on Mon
day killed an employenamed Johnson.
Dixon upratded Johnson for carelessness
and Johnson beat'nka severely.uDlxon
went home, secured-hts-gon and-returned.
Johnson was also armed, anil a street bat
tle ensued, about a dozen shots being fired
at a distance of thirty paces. Johnson
was shot In tbe ami,: hand and abdomen
and died of his wounds to-day. Dixon es
caped all Injury.
. Johnson was a comparative -stranger,
having moved to Natchitoches only a few
months aco. , , .
Upon a Con
All Anti-trust Laws.
SHOT III OITII TRACKS
Serious Accident Narrowly Avert
4d on a B.JL0. Grossing.
Team Was Allowed to Pass When the
Guard Ralls Ciimu Down Engineer
Stopped Ills Train In Time to Avert
a Crash What Ej e-WltneHPHuv e
to Say About the Affair.
What might have been a serious, and per
haps fatal accident, was narrowly averted
this morning at the Baltimore and Ohio
crossing at the corner of First and G
One of tbe wagons belonging to the
Independent Ice Company was alloweel to
pass under the gates about 7:30 o'eick,
the time the Baltimore accommodation
train was passing, and bad It not been
for the presence ot mind the driver eif the
wagon displajed, tbe train would have
dashed Into It and undoubtedly haveaeldesi
another fatality to the already long lust
laid to the deadly grade crossing.
Tbe engineer ou the train saw the Im
pending danger and applied his brakes,
brought the train to a standstill a short
distance beyond thecrestng.
APPLIED THE BRAKES.
It was done so suddenly that the passen
gers on the train did not know for nn
Instant what had happened, and for a
short time there was considerable con
sternation among them. The incident
caused a good deal of excitement in tbe
nelgbboihood, and quite a crowd was
soon attracted to the sixjt.
Mr.Sexton,-aneniploeof the Government
Printing Office, was on the train, and to a
Times reporter gave tbe following account
"I don't think I ev er saw a mote miracu
lous escape In my life," said he. "I was
standing on the platform of the train just
as It brushed by the lee wagon, I am quite
sure that there was not a foot of space
between the two. In a few seconds the
train came to a complete standstill, and
the sudden stopping threw a number of
passengers frfini their seats. The driver
of the wagon had sufficient presence of
mind to turn his horses to one side, and
tbat is the only thing which avoided a
WHAT EYE-WITNESSES SAID
There were quite a number of eye-witnesses
to the affair, both on the train and
sidewalk, who give a similar version of lj
Only one man is stationed at the three
track crossings, ami It is his duty to keep
a lookout for trains and operate all the
The gates at these crossings, KIs stated,
are very often out of order, and inste'ad
of blocking the street only make a pretense
of bo doing, inasmuch as they do not close
down sufficiently to constitute a bar
rier against street traffic, and a wagon
can easily drive under them'.
MANAGER SHOT AT.
Deputy Jaures May Be Arrested for
Taris. Oct. 16. M. Re'sseguler, manager
of the Carmaux-Glass Works, whose em
ployes arc on a strike, was fired uoon with
u revolver while passing the rendezvous
of the strikers committee last evening and
slightly wounded. Ills assailant csccped.
The Journal des Debats says that M.
Jaures, socialist, deputy for Tarn. In which
department Carmaux is situated, and the
chief organizer of the strike, will soon
be arrested for bis connection with the
ST. LOUIS' CITY HALL.
Contractor Learned JFrom the Carne
Kles How to Plus Blow holes.
St. Louis, Oet. 16. Tbe .now city ball,
whle-hhas been under course orconstructlon
for tbe past three years, and lias already
cost over $2,000,000. has been declared
unsafe by Consulting Engineer Gaylur.
In a report to Street Commissioner mi
ner the? engineer declares that he has found
in tbe construction ot the new city hall
a number of.e-ast Iron columns with blow
holes ot great magnitude. Many cases were
found where blow holes were skillfully
plugged, and In others the defects were cov
ered up with lead -and Iron cement.
Expert architects nre of the opinion that
thftlron work will have to be replaced by
new material. This "will involve an out
lay ot many thousands; of dollars. The
building Is unoccupied, and there Is no
money in the treasury lor its completion.
Boston, Oct. 16. The battleship In
diana came to anchor last evening off
Boston Light after a remarkably success
ful run from the Delaware capes.
The Indiana left Cramp's ship yard on
Saturday morning at 7 o'clock and after
waiting for two tides, arrived at, the
Delaware Breakwater on Sunday morning.
The heavy northeast gale-that was pre
vailing obscured the sky anil It was impossible-
to adjust the compasses ac
curately without a sight of the suu.
To have sie-amed along such a well
travcleel highway as the coast line to
Boston without penectiy adjusted ci,m
passes would have been a matter of much
risk, and besides. If fog had settled down
and Ix-ariugs had been lost, it would have
been exceedingly dangerous In view ot
the many shoals.
For these reasons the Ireliana remained
at anchor within the Delaware capes, until
8 o'clock Monday morning. She then
got uuler wa and passed out to sea.
A couple ot hours were spoilt in ad
justing compas-eisanel then the course jvas
laid for Nantucket Shoal Lightship.
When the ship had falny gotten to
sea. a surprise ws experienced by all
on board. Although the.gale hail abateel
and the day was beautifully fair, there
was still a heavy head sea running. Bat
tleships are notoriously not sea beiats in
heavy weather and all on lxiurd were In
expectation of ge ttli,g badly pilche-d and
rolled about, borne of the members if
the Naval trial board got their instru
ments for registering the roll of a ship
adju'te-d anil we're prepared to note the
number of degrees the Indiana rolleel.
To their surprise, the great Iron ship
rose to the e-a like a pilot boat, and Instead
of pitching rode each wave lightly Neither
dhl she roll to any marked degree, and fi
nally one of tl e naval board took down
his instrument in disgust, remarking that
there was not a roll In the thing. This
was not iUile accurate, but the greatest
roll noted wasonl a degree and a lu If.
The run here was made at an avi'rage
speeel of about 12 12 knots an hour The
nnximum revolutions of the screw were
120, and the hore power developed was
approximately S.COO. Tuesday for a
little while the blowers were turned on and
the engines forced some to give them a
limbering tip Tl en it s. as that the max
imum revolutions were made
To morrow, weather jiermitticg, the In
diana will be given ber preliminary run
over the official course from Cape Ann to
Boone Island, a distane-c of thirty one
knots. This coarso Is about thirteen knots
shorter than the i"o'irse over which cruisers
like the Minneapolis are tried, but as the
Indiana is much slower than such fast
commerce dest royersshe need notbe steam
ed as far to fulfill the contract for four
hours of maintained speed required by
Thurse'ay will be spent In e leaning the
boilers and fire grates and giving the stok
ers and coal passers a rest, and oil Friday
the offieial trial will take place. It the
trial Is sue,cesful. and the weather has
not isistponeel Jt, the Indiana wllleave
here Saturday morning tor Philadelphia.
MYSTERIOUS -MRS. WALKER.
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She- Js "Conscious, But Jf one' of -Her-Itelntlves
Chicago, Oct. 16. Mrs. Angle Walker,
who was deposited at Mrs. Tracy's beard
ing house on last Thursday, In an uncon
scious condition, awakened from her
lethargic sleep yesterday.
She asked tor a pnest almost as soon
as her mind cleareel, and one was called.
To him she talked quite rationally, and
answered many questions of a general M
nature touching her condition, but noth
ing was asked as te what had causel her
mental trouble. To a physician she de
clared that she had never used mori lee
Mrs. Trao has about given up all hope
ot Mrs. Walker's allegeer relatives in
this city appearing, anil eloes not know
exartly what to do with her strange
As seion as her mlnel grows stronger,
however. It is expected that she will be
able to tell a connected story, so that
some disposition mar be made of her.
The police have learneMl nothing start
ling In connection with the case, although
detectives are worklrg on It.
IX SWELL QUARTERS.
Gas Explosion Which Frinhteneel Some
of the" Four Hundred.
New York, Oct. 16 At 9 o'clock to
eliv a gas e-xpbcio!i occurred In front
of the four-sluried brown stone dwelling.
No. 8S t Fifth avenue, occupied by Charles
Such was the force of the explosion
that the street anil shlewalk were torn
up anel the house ilam.igeel. It is esti
mates! that the loss will amount to
$5,000. The report which followed the
explosion caused considerable excitement
In the nelghborhooel.
The-Plaza and Savoy IloteU are within
two bleicks ef Mr. Contalfs home, ard
vt to it is tie residence of ex Secretary
The windows of the hotels, as well as
those ofthe private residences, in the
neighborhood, were nlive with people
anxious to ascertain the cause of the e-x-ploslon.
As on nil such oensions a rumor
of a loss of life prevailed.
Investigation by the firemen, however,
proved that rumor to be without founda
tion. MILWAUKEE'S FETE.
Main- Distinguishes! VNltors Attend
the Great Celebration.
Milwaukee. Wis , Oct. 16. The semi
centennial of Mil waukee, as an incorporated
city is being celebrated in a style be
yond anything ever attempted here be
fore. The Incoming trains last night and this
morning were Ioadeel down with the vis
itors and it is expected that fully 00,000
strangers will be in the city to night.
The dlstlnguishcel guests present arc as
follows- Gov. Jackson and wife, of Iowa;
Gov. Altgeld and wife, of Illinois; Gov.
dough and wife, of Minnesota: Gov.
Rice and wife, of Michigan; Gov. Upham
and wife, of Wisconsin, and Mayor Swift,
The governors are accompanied by their
staffs. The guests of honor arc the olel
settlers who liveel here in 1835 over one
hundred and fifty strong.
ONLY TWELVE KNOTS.
Failure of the Battleship Texns on
Fort Monroe, Oct. 16. Tbe battleship
Texas made twelve knots for a short time
during ber last trial, but it was impossible
to drive her any faster, although she Is
supposed to make sixteen knots'.
The condensers began to heat, and it Is
plain that her pumps must be changed
before she can be efficient.
The temperature in the hydraulic rooms
in which her turrets are ope-rated. rises
to 170 degrees, making it impossible for
nen to live there.
THOSE POOR SEALS.
Another Salaried Agent Fears Sculs
nml Salary- Will Go.
Seattle, Wash., Oct. 16. Special Agent
Crowley, In chargoot Alaska Healing Island,
left Seattle yesterday for Washington, D.
C, to submit bis annual report to Congress
concerning tbe condition ot seal in tbe
Unless stringent measu res are adopted by
the National Government for their protein
Hon Mr. Crowley thinks the seals.-wiU
within a few years be exterminated.
Paris. Oet. 16. The Fleam savs that
the minister of commerce at the next meet
ing or I'arnamcnt win tntrodue-e a mil au
thorizing the laying of a second French
Atlantic submarine cable to tbe Antilles.
Paris, Oct. 16. The budget commit
tee of the Chamber of Deputies has deckled
to reduce tbe naval estimates 7 .000.000
Fre-sh Scheme of Settlement of the
Difficulties Submitted to tbe Sul
tan, But That Leisurely Person Asks
for Further Timo mid Virtually
Bluffs tbe Visiting Commission.
London, Oct. 16. Advices received from
Constantinople Mute that most serious con
sequeiwes are feared from the general
situation growing out ot the renewed
Armenian agitation and tbe resumption ot
According to these dispatches, the Inter
vention of the jhiwers to restore order and
enforce reform is Imminent.
The Daily News prits a euipatcb from
Constantinople, saying that the agita
tion there has been renewed owing to
to the neglect of the Turkish officials
to fulfill their promise of security given
to the Armenian rerugees when they left
their churches- Another attack was
on tbe 12lh instant, when four were killed
and a number wounded. It is alle-ged,
that the police refuses! to Interfere.
Details haw been received of an organ
ized attack on Armenians by a Moslem
mob on the Sill instant, in which about
fifty Armenians were killed and a large
number w ou tided.
It was market day, when many Ar
menians had gathered from aeljacent villages-
Early In the morning a Turkish
rough, finding that the Armenians were
not armed, picked a quarrel and shot one
of them. There was then raised on all
sides the cry "Why hesitate to massacre
"A Mob of Turks, armed with revolvers
and knives, then looted the market and
massacred the helpless Armenians. Their
bodies were thrown Into the wells. It Is
stated that ttie Mudir was res;oieslble for
tbe attack. No women or children were In
jured, probibly on ai-couut of the arrival
of Kaimaikau from the village of Gleve,
three miles distant, who made valiant ef
forts at the risk of his own life to save
the Christians. Otherwise the slaughter
would have been eomplcte.
"The panic is reviving in Constantino
ple on ae-oount of the continued isolated
attaeks. and the Armenians are given to
floeklng In the churches. The police dis
regard the safe e-ondJct cards given lo the
Armenians by the roreigii embassies, and
tbey insalt and maltreat tbe holders ut
TTIE SULTAN BLOTTS.
Sir Philip Currle. M. Cambon and M. Nell
doff, the British, Freneh and Russian am
bassadors, met yesterday and drew up a
This they submitted to Said Pacha, the
foreign minister, who went instantly to
The scheme contains provisions of which
do alteration will, be made. A favorable
answer was expected to-day. but at 4
o'clock no reply had been received. This
was regarded as a bad sign, indicating a
fresh attempt of the Sultan to gala time,
but the amtiassadors are- resolveel not to
permit a further indefinite discussion;
therefore the proposals will be quickly
followed by an ultimatum.
The ambassadors hold identical views,
but their governments nre not so unani
mous; hence the hesitation to Use force.
Ttfkey lothesluiation is the unwillingness
to see Armenia organized with tbe au
tonomy. The fact Is that yesterday's proposals
revert, with slight alterations, to the
scheme of May II. The demai il for a
Christian high commissioner t be ap
pointed by the powers Is dropped.
DUE TO THE WATER FAMINE.
Wres?k In Penny lvanla Between a
PnsM'iiger and Tank Train.
Altoona.Pa.. Oct. 16. Tne water famine
In tills city is responsible for a bad wreck
the loss of two, and possibly three, lives,
and the serious injury of several trainmen
The wreck occurred on thelloUidaysburc
branch of the Pennsylvuiua railroad at
Allegheny furnace, at the southern end pr
tins city, this morning at 6 . 10 o'clock.
At the time stated a train of tank cars
which had Oeell out on the branch road fora
load of water, crossed ovexa switch, then
s topped for the brake nia n to properly set the
switch for the Henrietta passenger train,
which was closely following.
Ite'fore the- water train could be' nchtlr
gotten in motion again, the passenger train,
which was running eight minutes late and
trying to make up time, came dashing
a round a sliarp curve in a dense fog and Into
the engine or the watertrain, which engine
was at the rear of tbe tram and actingasa
The two -engines were completely tele
scoied,aiHl when the shock wasover were
standing on their fire-boxes, with the
front wheels locked together nigh In the
The shock was a terrlffic one, awl all tbe
passengers were thrown about m the mast
v leknt manner, scarcely any escaping with
out some Injury, but none of them sus
tained ratal injury .
The trainmen etlel not escape so fortu
nately. J. L. Wooelrlng, of Tyrone, an
engineer, but at the time acting as front
hrakcnian on the water train, was caught
between two water tanks and literally
crushed to pieces. Fireman G. II. Good,
of the1 passenger train, was caught in the
wreck of h is engine, and was crush eel a Imost
outorhuman resemblance'. EngineerDavkl
Arthur, of the passe-nger train, also of
Hinrie-tta. receives! fatal injuries, and was
taken to the hospital. Tbe seriously In
jured among the trainmen are, II. M. Black
burn, fireman; George Tate, brakeman: 11.
S. Bamctt, conductor, and B. 8. Hoover,
baggage-master. The first two are hurt
about the back, and the latter two badly
cut about the head.
DEMAND EQUAL RIGHTS.
Colored Children Seek White Schools
In Perry, OKI.
Perry, OkL. Oct. 16. All of the colored
children, accompanied by their parents,
went to the white school yesterday and
demanded admittance, but Supt. J. A. Au
gustine ordered them to their own school
The president of the school board has
been served with a mandamus petition nntf
the case set for bearing November-ll.
Auction Sales To-day.
Hth stree-t northwest, near G street, lot
14, square 222. Sale Weitnesday, October
6, 4-30 p. m. C. G. SLOAN & CO.
1407 U street northwest.
Q street southwest, between 8th and
9th streets, brick warehouse, lot 3, square
413; by order ot B.F. Leighton, executob
Sale Wednesday. October 16. 5 p. m.
9th and D streets northwest.
F street northwest, frame dwelling. No.
114, parts ot original lots 20 and 21.
and Constantino II. Williamson. tnistces
Sale Wednesday, October 16.4 30 p.m.
DUNCANSON BROS .
9th and D streets northwest
M street north-vest. No. 2317. three
story brick dwelling, lot 37. fnunre 36;
by order ot J. S. Eelwards and C. F. Nor
ment. trustees'. Sale Wednesday, October
16, 4.30 p. m.
THOMAS DOWLING A CO .
612 Estrcc-t northwest
L street northwest. Nos. 2 102 and 210.
frame dwellings, orlglnil lot 20. square 73;
bvorderorsame. Sale Wednesday, Octobe
16, 5 p. m.
THOMAS HOWLING CO.,
6 12 Esl reel nort hwesf.
Eckington. Seaton street, dwellings, lot
14. square 22' by oreler ot J. 8. Swormstedt
and Daniel Blrtwell, trustees. Sale Wed
ncsday, October 16. 1-30 p. m.
TUOMAS HOWLING & CO..
"" G 12 Eslreit northwest.
P street northwest. No. 1519, two-story
brick dwelling, lot 6. square 194. Sal
Wednesday. October 16. 5 p. m.
THOMAS E. WAGGAMAN,
417 I" street cortuwesL
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