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VOL. 1. JSX). 73.
WASHDIGTOX, D. C, M02HAr, OCTOBER 28, 1895.
RiSSU WOULDHELP US
Bear's Aid Ours in Event of Com
plications With England.
PROTECTETBY THE MILITIA
HOLMES RIS OWN UWYER
HELP THEIR UU MATER
MORE TURKISH 0UTR1GES
CHILIANS SHOUT FOR CUBA
REED'S COKING BATTLE
He May Lose in Popularity Dur
ing the Next Session.
"Death to the Spaniards" Heard at
a Public Meeting.
Murderer of Marshal Shultz Taken
From Tiffin to Jail at Sandusky.
Washington AlumnnoT University
of Virginia to MwVTo-day,
Many DlKtliiirulsbed Men Will Co-ope-
His Counsel Resign and He Re
fuses Court Appointments. .
QUAKER CITY COUET SOENE
Armenians Killed by Hundreds
Near Erzeroum and Trebizond.
Arrival of a Cuban Doloificte nulled
With IteJolcliiK ii (i Sympa
thy for liwurgcntH.
J liKlreds of'.CltlzeiiK Axftcnibletl to
Intercept the Deputies, Bat Martin
' Wns'Sa f i'ly Got Out of t bo Way.
rato to Keimlr tbtyDuniuge
PBINCE OABTACUZENE'S HINT
GUARDED BY GENDARMES
COMMITTEES BOTHER HIM
tvroucui ay mi
Be Ik Raid to Hn,vo Told Mr. Olney In
Diplomatic LHniziiiiKf That the Czar
Stands Heady SlKiiUlrnnt Ilwppen
iiifp In ttio Dllilomntlc Corprt.
France" Ik AIho Ileudy.
Complications of Ihe eastern mid western
hemispheres seem to be strangely inter
mixed Just now, so fnr as am be Judged
Iroin tin- neiier.il irei-il of illiilniii.iile .".s3lp
and other confirmatory sources or in
formation. A panlcul.irly strong undercurrent of
seirct illplomallc Inrnrnintlun generally
gives some surface indications discern
ible hy expinencod observers. Sugge-stive
manifestations or tills kind hne been very
notable within the last re-w days Willi re
tpnnl to the Chinese a ml Venezuelan tttua
tions. Notwithstanding the Tact that Shang
hai has been generally and Justly dNcred
llcsl as a source or accurate Information
In n-gnrj to Chinese and Jniianese compli
cations, statements originating tlicre In re
spect to a treaty Willi China securing to
Russia a Northern Pacific terminus or Its
great Siberian railroad are generally ac
cepted here as true.
Nor is any doubt cast upon tlie other
statement rrom (lit- same source, that a
fleet or rifleen Russian warships has sailed
for Fusan, the Korean port nearest to
Jnpnn, and barely twelve hours distant
from tlie Japanese mainland. It is also
regarded ascertain thai this movement on
the part or Kussla will bring ntmut grave
coniinicalions vt itli Clrcat llrilnln as threat
ening the security of the llrilish Eastern
FLAYS A LONE HAND
The general tone of diplomatic discus
Moil also recognizes the Tact that Oreat
Britain elands alone among Kuropean pow
ers, without one ally upon whom she
com !il rely.
It is under these circumstances that the
Venezuelan eiintrove-rsy comes under con
sideratlou and hci-oiiics mixed up with
the threatening E'tstern war e loud. While
It Is not supposed that hostilities, between
th" United "Males and Ureal Britain can
res ill rrom llrltlsh Infra lions of the
Monroe do. trine In Venez lela aril the al
legcdultiiiiat'imsaid to liavebceiinddrcssed
to that litt'e repiblie, nevertheless Iho
urgency of the situation has been recog
nl'ed in two ery significant vas
The Tirst has relation to the farewell
visit of 1'rln.sj Cniilniarone. the late Riis
rlau ambassador, to Sii-retary Olnev It
IsMatcd 011 good authority that the Russian
diplomat's leave taking was given esxlal
significance hy his retailing the ancient
friendship or Hiissla to Ihe United ,"-tatvs
as manifested by the Emperor Alexander
dispnuhlug a Russian squadron to New
York liarlsir when rrance and nngLind
threatened to ressjgnize the Southern Con
federacy. ASSURANCES FROM RUSSIA.
Prince Cantacuzene, it is said, intimated
In guarded diplomat! phrases that should
any similar emergency arise t he pmd offices
of liusst 1 could again lie leM-ndisl upon.
Therliiiportani-. of this interview was en
nanced by an immediate manifestation or
xivsslve ci irteKj on the iart of the lead
ing remaining meiiitiers of the Russian lega
tion lov.-ard the Venezuelan minister in
Kiirni.il visits ere exchanged In a man
ner most nnusu d In the Intercourse of Euro
pean iliplomatlsis and tlie representatives
of South Aiinrlcau stales, whose inter-
cliange or coutesk's lias always liitherto
been restricted to public functions and
The absence of any concert able motive
except an expression by Russia of friendly
Interest In behalf of Venezuela In its con
troversy with Great Britain for these un
usual, unaocustoniisl eiiplonintic calls has
Civ en tills much Imjiortnnce.
FRANCE FRIENDLY ALSO.
These diplomatic "straws," indicating
Hiie course which Russia will take in the
event or t ho United States' controversy with
Great Britain reaching an acute stage, hae
brought out another significant and hith
erto unpublished incident which illustrates
till more strongly how completely isolated
Great Britain is In Its foreign policy.
When Rio .la neiro. w.is being bombarded
by the fleet of Admiral Mello with a view
to the restoration or the Portugese mon
archyand beforeour Admiral Benhambroke
the blockade. Great Britain proposed to
end a siiuadrou to Urizillan waters which
would outnumber Ihe American force.
When this intention wasmade known, the
French minister in Washington, by Instruc
tions cr his government, waited upon Sec
retary (Ireshani and gave him the assurance
that for every nddilional warship sent by
Great Britain France would send t wo. That
intimation n.is enough. No more British
warships were sent, and the attempt to re
establish imperialism In Brazil fell to
MILES OF ICEBERGS.
Wept line's. Cool Triiitiiieiit of tlie Brlt
InIi SIilp Moresby.
Queenslown. Oct. 28. Tlie British ship
llorcsby, Capt. Coomlier, from San Fran
cisco, June 5. for this port, arrlted lo-day.
She reports liaving passeil large ice
bergs in Ihe early part or her voyage, espe
cially in August, on the 1'ith olf which
month between latitude 58 south and 02
south, she passed large icefields extending
forty miles cast and west and as far as
could be seen north and south.
On August 20 she passeil other-Icefields
of smaller dimensions. The ship experi
enced very heavy weather while she was
among the Icebergs. 8now fell for hours,
making navigation dangerous.
KOREA'S UNCROWNED KING.
TorclKii MliilxterH Pro ented nis Coro
nation While In Prison.
Seoul, Corea. Oct. 2C The arrest of the
Japanese cx-Mitustcr Muira on his arrival
at Hiroshima is Justified by facts known
Tlie foreign ministers at Seoul yesterday
' rcented tlie coronation of the prisoner
king as emperor of Korea.
Auction Sales To-day.
KATC'LIFFE, BUTTON CO., 920
Pennsylvania avenue northwest.
Third street, near corner M street and
outhwesl corner or Delaware avenue and
M street, and on Delaware avenue, near
M street southwest. Improved and unim
proved, part lot 17, square 59C; by order
or W. H. Sholes and Charles W. Darr, trus
tees. Sale, 4-30 p. m.
C. G. SLOAN & CO., 1407 G street north
west. Fifteenth street northwest. No. 1121,
three story and basement brick dwelling,
parts lots 10 and 11, square 214; by order
of H. F. Woodard, trustee. Sale, 4.30
DUNCANSON BROTHERS, Ninth and D
Eleventh street northeast, brick dwell
ing No. 713, sublot 30, square 982; by
order of William E. Edmonston and C. H.
Williamson, trustees. Bale, 4 30 p. m.
Sixteenth, and Rosedale streets, lots
X6, 17, 19, and 20, block 27, Long
Meadows; by order of Jlalih.n Ashford
and Aldls B. Browne, trustees. Sale,
B p. m.
Sandusky Ohio, Oct. 28. Lee Martin,
the murderer or Marshal Shultz, of Tiffin,
Is safe In Ihe county Jail here'. He arrived
last night Inconipany or Sheriff Shlessman,
or, Sandusky County, and a deputy from
Alter the exciting and tragic events of
Saturday night at Tilfln, when tvo rarm
crs were klllisl hy deputies. It was de
clded unsaie to allow the prisoner to rr
main in the jai. there, and he was takin
to Fremont, 'bilng WnuggMd out or the
JuH li a icar door.
Alter he bail mviijalksi there .1,111011 of
500 persons nswmhiid anl threat tied t
storm Ihe jail.
Aller consn.lini Judge Greene, or Fre
mont, Marshal hiilesin ill was clirccteil to
bring Ihe prisoner t sa. dusky.
A number or persons had driven over to
Fremont rrom Tiffin and there n.is .1 mob
on the pUitfarm at the depot when Martin
was placed alio ird an caslbound train.
The mob was angry and threatening,
but made no attempt to get the prisoner,
Martin was taken safely to Norwalk and
thence to the Jail here.
Latr In the etcning about 100 jnllitin
train on tlie Big Four road, but upon ieara
iiig'lhat there was nodislurbaiice.'iere they
returned to Tiffin.
SHOT A IIUHOLAH.
ClilcnKU Mnn WI111 Kid Not U'liioall
to the Police.
Chicago, Oct. 28. U L. Farrcll, a bur
glar, was shot to death while in the u-t of
robbing Anthony Sl.iubcr's nierhaul tailots
inc establishment early this morning.
Thertvent ruidiof burglars made Siaubcr
fearrul or a Vsltrroiii marrauders, ami
he resolved to sleep in his store.
Hewns wakened thisiiiorniu? byacrash
ing or gkissin iherejr vtliidow.andn few
seconds later a hand appeared through the
hole in the glass and deftly oiened the
fastener so thesash 1 011M Is" raises!.
The i.eti moment tlie birglar was in the
slore rimf ront-l by the on ner. There was
a' short struggle-in which biauber fired
tlirce shots, all ot whlcli look effect, kill
ing Ihe burglar almost Instantly.
It Won 'loo Quick for 11 lliirglnr With
11 l.'l- tol.
Platte City, Mo.. Oct. 28 News has
nached here-orihe'Klillic or a burglar at
New mark t.
Early Salunliy morning Dr. J. M Hale,
or Neu market, v as awakened by someone
entering Ills room.
Hale is'aelied Mr his shotgun anil killed
Ihe man. The dead man is not kuonnin this
The burglar had a dark lat.tirn and a
loaded pistol which he had not drawn
Ho Will Try to Nullify AotK of Neizro
Columbus, 01i!e. Oct. 28. Kx-Cougress
man Ljnch, or Mississippi, in an interview
here outlined a plan lit w hlch l.e hojies to
have annulled thcse stctfons or the censti
tution or Mississippi nil rein Ihe colored
man is disfranchised asanchcior. and also
any similar provision that may be put Into
the Soiilh Carolina constitution.
He lias otganized a K cret society, whose
aim is to have these sections set aside.
"Next year," tie said, "we will nomi
nate a candidate ror Congress In every
district or these two States.
"Or course, we do not expect that a
6ingle one will be elected, but we will sm
test their seats in this manner. "We will
appeal to tlie National House or Hi pre
sentatUes to enfranchise them by the pro
visions or the Constitution, which declares
that the House alone lias the power to
dtsiitle tin iranner tf choosing its repre
"The constitution, which readmitted
Into the Union thcStntes or Mississippi and
Poutii Carolina, not only says, but em
phatically declares, 'that no elector quali
fied under the old constitution was to be
disfrancised by subsequent one."
NOT A VOLCANO.
Mount OlympiiH Merely Huh a Coul
i 1 4 Vein ou Fire.
Tort Townsend, Wash., Oct. 28. The
Mount Olympas' Volcano exploring party
returned last evening from a five days'
trip Into the"beartbf that range.
They report that while the outburst Is
not a regular volc'ano, there Is good
grounds for the Impression that a Tierce
subterranean conflagration is in progress.
Tlle'cxarhTriatioii'made by the party was
necessarily circumspect, owing to the in
tense heat and stifling smoke, but from
wliatcouid be discovered the explorers have
concluded that the puffs of smoke alter
nating with flashes of fire which were
plainly visible from here resulted from
the" consumption fir 'a huge vein of lignite
coal, the outtroppings of which have often
The de ep gorges had in lime become filled
with an impregnable mass of fallen trees
and 'among these the fire had in some way
started and from this intense heal the
lignite vein 'was Ignited.
The perpetual snow, which In years
past 'crowned the peak, has melted away
and the rivulets pouring upon the see'hing
furnace in tlie gorges fills the air with
an' impenetrable steam. .
NOT TllE TREATY.
Flrnt Rfutiorisof RiiANo-CliliucAgr?ti
. ment Kntlrelr MlKleudliitr.
London, Oct. 28. The Urapntc says to
We are lu a position to slate on high
official authority that the outline of the
Chino-Rus.sl.in, treaty .telegraphed from
Hong Kong does not hear any resemblance
whatever to t he actual facts nZ t!.ncgotla
tlons that have taken place between Russia
Moreover, the spirit In which the Rus
sian government has approached the pres
ent crisis In the, far East Is entirely at va
riance with the anti-English attitude of
certain Russian newspapers to whose ex
pressions of opinion undue weight has been
accorded in this country.
Commenting upon its information, the
Graphic will say: "It was derived from a
source Ihe competence of which is beyond
dispute. It was conveyed to such unam
biguous terms as to preclude any suspicion
of arrlere pensee."
Churlcs Heed Sbnotx In tlie Presence
of Wife and Sinter.
Ban Francisco. Oct. 28. Charles Eeed
committed suicide at Point Bonlta yes
terday In .a most peculiar manner.
TVith his wife and sLster-in-law, he drove
out to Point fionlla and spent some time
Willie the ladles were about to depart
for the buggy on the return trip, they weye
horrified to see Reed step out on a high
rock, draw his revolver, place It to his
forehead, fire and fall Into the water. His
body has not been recovered.
He appeared to be in good health and
spirits, and ixf eaimeTor his act can be as
Acetylene Csas onr exhibition, day and
evening, at 81 17th Blreet nortlim&t.
BeKlnnlugnt tho Case of the Man Who,
if All Thut'lM Sunpectod Bo True,
Will Bo Found to Bo tho Most Hor
rible Impostor mid All-Hound Crim
inal of Modern TimeM.
Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 28. Herman W.
Mudgett, better known as H.U.Molmes,
the seir-confessed life insurance swindler
anil the alleged multi-murderer, whose sup
posed crimes ha e been a topic Tor general
Uscusslon during the past .several months,
was placed on trial this morning in the
court or oyer and terminer on the charge
or having murdered Benjamin F. Pltezei.
Judge Arnold presided. -
Tlie Commonwealth was represented by
District Attorney George S. Graham and
Assistant District Attorney Thomas W.
Barlow and the defense was conducted by
V. U. Shoemaker and Samuel P. Rotau.
lu audition to the uurder or Pllezcl. the
prisoner is also accused or the murder, at
Toronto, Onl., of Fltczel's two young
daughters, Alice and Nellie; of the murder,
at Irviugton, Ind., ot the yoaug son, How
ard Pltezei, and also of the murder of
various other persons In the famous Holmes
elastic at Chicago.
STORY OP THH ARREST.
Benjamin F. Piterel's liody was round In
a house at 131C Callow hill street 011 Sep
tember 3, 1894. A shattered lamp was
found by the side of -the body wliUh bore
evidence of having iie-en turned, and the
coroner's Jury concluded ttiat tlie oil lamp
had exploded and that Pilczcl, who was
at the time known as M. F. Perry, had been
burned to deutti. and accordingly rendered
a vcntUt or accidental death.
There was no claimant ror the body and
it was buried in Potter's field. Subse
quently an assertion came iroin Mrs. Fltc
zel's lawyer at St. Louis, Mr. Jeplha
Uowe, that the body w.u that of Benjamin
F. Pltezei, and a claim was made ou the
Fidelity Mutual Life Association of Phil
adelphia for $10,000, which that cotu
pauy carries! on Pitezel's life.
Tlie insurance company paid the claim,
but not Is'iiig satisfied tti.it Pllc-zel had
niet his el am accidentally, at once placed
delective3 on the case to solve the mys
tery. This rcsu'ltesl in tlie arrest in Bos
ton or Mudgett, alias Holmes.
The lane, was opu.uc. lure and vas
placed 011 trial charged with conspiracy to
defraud the insurance company. Holmes
pleaded guilty to Ihjs charge, but to cum
bat tlie more serious ciiarge of inurdtr
claimed that Pilczcl is still litiiig: that a
body was ohtaine-d from a Ner Vork dls
sesting room arsljilactsl in the building on
Callowhili strct. alter burning the skin
sllghtlv and throning a lamp 011 the floor.
Holmes (laiincd that he .mil Pltezei lelt
the city and suhseeiui ntly informed Mrs.
Pitezel that the body was that or her
missing husband and had her press her
claim for the insurance.
Holmes was sent to prison to await sen
tence on tlie conspiracy trial, anil District
Attorney Graham startesl Ilctcctlte Gcyer
out to v lslt Toronto, Chicago and other
Western cities, to endeavor to obtain ci
dence against Holmes which would warrant
his being arruigucs! for murder.
Deles tle Geyer's sucoc-s In rinding the
dead bodies or Ihe children Is well I. noun,
and otlur rails which he gleanesl sallsricd
District Attorney Graham that Holmes could
be comlcied here o.the murder of Pltezei.
Detective GPyer also brought to this city
Mrs. Pltezei anil others from various parts
or tlie Wist and Canada lo take the stand
as wltnisssMS against Holmes.
The approaches to the court room were
closely guarded, and Hone but jicrsons di
rectly intcre-sted in the caso.and newspaper
men, were admitted. The case was called
shortly after 10 o'clock.
Holmes walked Jauntily into tlie dock,
a tipstaff being on cither side of him. He
was rather pale from long conrincment in
tlie county prison, but his black beard was
neatly trimmed, and his black suit of
clothing gave him adressy appearance.
Tlie accused took his sent with a calmness
that was noticeable, and whlleheetlnceda
decided interest in the matters at issue,
there was no look of fear upon Ms counto
nance nor any evidence of nervousness in
, Judge Arnold overruled the motions for
postponement in a very few words, and
ordered the trial to go on. Just at this
Juncture a startling climax was reached,
which resulted in the withdrawal of Law
yers Shoemaker and Rotan from the case,
notwithstanding an injunction from tho
court that they would be open to disbar
ment by taking such a step "ou the eveof a
Stili further sensation was created wiien
Holmes refused to accept the services of
Attorney! Everett A. Sehofield and Joseph.
R. Fahy, whom the court was about to ap
point to -defend him and who, lu fact, had
taken "scats in the hairs vacated by Messrs.
Shoemaker and Rotan.
Sehorieldaud Fahy also withdrew. Holmes
himself pleaded to the court for a post
ponement, but the Judge declared that
tho case must go on. The trial was re
sumed, Holmes conducting his own defense.
DESTRUCTIVE OIL FIRES.
They Sweep Miles of tbo Best Ohio
Toledo, Ohio, Oct. 28. Ever since Sat
urday night a desperate fire has been raging
in the coal regions south of here.
The telegraph and telephone lines arc
nearly all rendered useless in that Immedi
ate vicinity, and detailed reports of the
damage have been difficult to secure.
The fire seems to have done most damage
about Merndl, Cygnet and Lucky. Among
the heaviest losers are the Sun 011 Company,
nine derricks, four tanks and a boiler
house, the Palmer Oil Company, twelveder
rlcks, several tanks and other property;
the Ohio Oil Company, four derricks and
other property. Half Brothers, several der
ricks and buildings.
The fire startesl on Hie edge of the town
of Vungen, and burnesl two miles to the
northeast, a strip nearly a mile wide, de
stroying everything. This is the heart of
the best producing oil territory in Ohio.
The fire is now practically under con
trol, and while the loss ivlll be very heavy
from reports at hand, an accurate estimate
cannot be given. One estimate is $1C0,
000, others higher.
After JaeKsion's llolo Murderer.
Rawlins, Wyo., Oct. 28. The .United
States marshal for Wyoming Is ntJack
son's Hole for the purpose of arresting set
tlers who comprlsearthe constable's posse,
which, in July last, killed and wounded sev
eral Indians and precipitated Ihe Bannock
Quiet in Venezuela.
New York, Oct. 28. Passengers on the
steamer Caracas, from La Quayrn, Porto
Cabello, and Curacao, report all quiet. in
Venezuela when they left. Business was
good and there, was no excitement what
ever. It was felt tliat the boundary question
would be settled without-troubles-
Tlie executive committee jftheUulverslty
this afternoon at the oitlcjeof Chairman
Cazenove G. Lee, No. 1405P street north
west, to determine what car) be done to hclp
their aimer mater in thi great misfortune
that has overtaken her.'
Prof. Wm. 11. Cabell, of Norwood Insti
tute, at once upon learning of the fire at
Charlottesville sat clowp jund wrote letters
to Dr. Win. M. Thornton, cbancelloror the
university, and to W.C.N! Randolph. rector
or the I ward of v isltors, suggesting the plan
of having all the alumul associations lu the
country co-operate to restore the loss of
Prol. Caliell resirgariucd the universlty
aliimm here in 1888, unci was continuously
president till the selccjlon of Secretary
Herbert ror that place, at tbcaonuat meet
ing last April. Mr. Cupell was made a
vice president. His susgestton at once
met the approval or Ihej.ocal sochty, and
the meeting or the executive snnmltlee at
Chairman Lee's office was called.
The association here numbers about ISO
member, including Postmaster General
Wilson, Senators Daniel and Faulkner,
Solicitor Holmes Conrad, Assistant Secre
tary C. W. Daluiey, Thomas Nelson Page,
I'ruf. Montague and other men. of nigf
Besides Prof. Cabell, toe vice presidents
are Postmaster General Wilson, E. T,
Reulck. L. W. Blackford, and Dr. G. 11.
Harrison. E. P.. McClelland Is srerctary
and Dr. L. W. Glazchrorfk, treasurer.
The executive committee-, which meets
this afternoon, consists of Chairman Lee,
Thomas Nelson Page, R. L. Preston.
Clare-nee Thomas and Dr. Taliaferro Clark.
They hate already on band sonic funds
started by a $100 contribution by Dr.
Page for a Confederatcltuemorial to the
alumni who fell in the civil war. This may
lie turned to account f or pressing needs now
to be replaces! later. .
Beside the committee, It Is expect isl that
officers and some of thivleadiug members
will ls at the meeting.
There are alumul associations, in New
York, Baltimore, St. Louis. San Fran
cisco, Louis lie, Nahvllle. New Orleans,
Memphis, Kansas City, Charleston. W.
Va., and sixteen other places in the coun
try. It is expected all will respond
promptly to the need of help on the part
of Ibis old and honoredinstltutlon, which
has bee-n the pride of the Stale since It was
started by Jefferson In IfilOj
CSKNEHAL ELECT.HIC STRIKE.
Men Mill Out. Hut Believed Coinpaiiy
.. Will Sum'iMler.
Lynn. Mass., Oct. 28, The strike con
tinues at the Lynn works of "the General
Electric Company. Or the 112 moiders
thai quit w ork two weeks ago, only twenty
rrnnln here to do picket duty.
The General Electric Company still
maintains night and day forces of polite,
at the River works; hiityis.yct there has
'been -no collision with Ihe strikers.. ,.
Tlie strikers say that hi ease the company
moves any work from theLynn foundries to
Kchii-sUndy. N. Y.. the men In the fouudrles
at thai place w ill at ouca strike, and If nec
essary a strike J ill be ordered In other
Machinists employed at the Lynn factories
state that an early date they will make a
demand upon tlie General Electric Com
pany for the restoration of the 10 per cent,
culslowu in wages that wns made lu that
department oter a year ago. In addition
to tills, the machinists will demand a day of
At the Wet Lynn fa lories the company
onntln'icstu lay off men forwant of work,
owing to Inability to iget castings,, and
it is highly probable that a number of
the departments will have to shut down.
RUhard P. Barry, of the Btale board of
arbitration, believes thai the only chance
for a settlement of the strike Is for the
company to sucenmb to tlie demands of the
men, with the understanding that the men
do as much work for a c-ertaiu amount of
money by the dayas tbey would have been
doing at piece work prices.
ITS LAST WEEK.
Promised Speedy Hello t From thcDur
runt Trial Infliction.
San Fraucisco, Oct. 28. When the Dur
rant triaijs resumed to-morrow Gen. Dick
lnsou is expected to make a more brilliant
effort from an oratorical point of view In
the continuance of the plea for tlie ac
cused than he did in his argument Friday.
He was engaged all Saturday and yester
dayin preparing his peroration and is ex-pec-ted
to handle his subject rather vigor
ously. Tlie condition of Eugene N. Deuprey is so
far improveL that he will also be aide,
unless he suffers a relapse, to apiiear In
court to-morrow and make a brief argu
ment for, Hie defendant.
District Attorney Barnes has completed
his preparations for the closing argument
for tlie people. He has arranged his facts
so that he will first review the story
of the church tragedies, point out slroug
circumstance's widen form the chain so
firmly forged about the young medical
student and will then devote considerable
attention to the points Gen. Dickinson' es
sayed to make in behalf of the defendant.
He expects to show with very little
difficulty that there is practically no
defense at all and that the only thing left
"or tlie.Jury to do is to bring In a verdict
of guilty of -murder In, the first degree.
ThouKjindK of Acreis Burned and the
Flame-H'Leap a River.
Crown Point. Ind., Oct. 28. High
winds, following the long drought, have
fanned the prairie fires in Ihe southern por
tion of P.orter and Jasper .counties until
life and property ar& threatened.
The land now burning is reclaimed swamp
land and belongs to'Welson Morris Sl Co.,
of Chicago. ,
Twelve thousand acres have been burned
over. Yesterday the" fire, which was all
on the north side of the Kankakee River,
made a leap at Sandy-Hook of 100 feet
across the stream, and Is now burning in the
timber on tlie other jude. Should the wind
continue In Its present direction the city
No accurate estimate of the damage can
be made,- but It willrcach. $50,000.
There are rumors that, three lives have
without foundation. a
A farmer named Jonah Hole was ajadly
scorched while fighting thert Ire yesterday,
and so far as is known he is the only person
Deserted Tier Soon Ater Marriage.
Eliza Serogens, who was wedded to
Philip Serogens, at. Rectortown, Va., Jan
uary 21, 1S75, sued her., husband for di
vorce on Hie ground of desertion to-day.
Mr. Bcregens Is supposed by his wife to be
in New York city.'
The husband first desezied her a month
after they were married Mrs. Serogens
said, but' subsequently- returned. He left
for good June 1, Ifcf 0,ontj has teen absent
ever since. ' Jf r
r ' Sj4
Aretvlene -ms nnvvl,ltt.-in. ilnv ntnl
evening, at 819-Us5t-ort!.wcgt. I
Five Hundred Mussulman Soldiers
Armed With lleiiry-Murttnl liiriex
Attack the Villager, Kill, Muti
late and Burn Men mid Women ut
the Stake and Plllugo Townx.
Constantinople, Oct. 28. Private ad
vices from an .Armenian source report the
occurrence of a terrible massacre near
Baiburt, on tlie road between Erzeroum and
These reprtsallegetbatflvchuiidrcd Mus
sulman Lalzes, armed with Henry-Martlm
riries, and supported by the Turkish inhabi
tants, made an unprovoked attack upon
the Armenian inhabitants or Fcveral vil
lages, and it isrurtherallege! that a number
or j o'ung men and women were burned allv e
at stakes, and that many women were out
raged and horribly mutilated.
Alter the churches had bteu desecrated
the Mussulman mob pillaged the villages
awl stole all the cattle and other property
of value they could carry olf.
HORRIBLE LIST OF DEAD.
It Is staled upon the same authority that
over 150 Armenians were killed.
The inliabitnuls ot llic-se villages had
made applicntiou beforehand lo the gov
ernor or Baibart for protection against
the rnnls of the Mussulmans, liul Ihe gov
ernor sentinly Ihree gendarmes, who did
not arrive until the murder and pillage
were ove r.
It is said that the names or I he ringleaders
In this outrage are known lo ihe authori
ties. The news of this latest outrage has
made a painful impression In diplomatic
circles, and is regarded as arrording Tresh
evidence of the necessity ror prompt and
energetic action on ihe iart or the powers
to prevent rurtlier outrages by the slft
punishment or those round guilty.
Later Armenian advicea rrom Erzing
Jau state that several huulred Armenians
vterekillesl in the recent disturbances there.
The Turkish version sjwaks or fifty hav
ing bes-u killed.
A dLspateh from Trebizond says It Is
reported lhat Turks have attacked Hie
Armenians in the mountains of Guinush
Dagh, near that city.
Tue reiorts that fresh dislarhamvs have
taken place at Moosh are untrue.
London, Oct. 28. Mr. Frederick K. Kach,
member of Parliament for fcoalheast Essex,
who has Just returned here from Constan
tiuople, represents the situation there o-s
being extremely grave.
The Sultan, be says, sees nolsjdy at all.
He has hccomcjcomplctcly unmanned from
fears of assassination and keeps himself
In strict seclusion.
Mr. Rasch believes that the Sultan may
yet be assassinated by army otricers, who
are filled, with dlsconlent and are asking
questions which the iJulkdVcaniiul answer.
They want to know, among other things,
why it Is Hut Mussulmans are taxed and
driven while concessions are made to the
London. Oct. 28. Tlie Daily News will
to-morrow publish letters from Trcbizoml,
Turkish Armenia, stating that Hie number
of victims 1n the recent rioting are es
timated at 700 in the town and 200 in
the surrounding villages. Many Armen
ian women have, v ailbla-d,- and there is
scarcely a doubt that they have been either
murdered or kidnaped. Most of tlie houses
occupied by Armenians wcreburmsl.
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MATTHEWS OX CUBA.
Indiana' Governor Will Crlllc'Ne the
Administration at Atlanta.
Indianapolis, Oct. 28. It Is putty well
understood that Governor Matthews, In
his ronhcoming speech at Atlanta en Cuban
Independence Day, Intends 10 take ad
vanced grounds on the questions or tlie
The Governor has recently made it
known on several occasions that he be
lieves tills Government should adopt a
more vigorous foreign policy.
He believes the Cuban Insurgents should
have been recognized as belligerents;
In geiUng at the facts in the Waller case,
and he believes that tlie administration
should stand by the Monroe doctrine In
dealing with the Venezuelan question.
Some or the Governor's friends were
afraid that he might be toojadical In his
Atlanta spicch, but he has informed them
that lie does not propose to pluy the part
or a sensationalist.
He believes that the American people
are not quite satlsried with our foreign
policy, and he proposes to tell In his
speech, it possible"", why they are not
FESDEMG. OF BOMBS.
Excitement Cnnseel bya DUcovery at
Madison, Wis.. Oct. 28. Two bombs
have been found in this city, and the local
police are trying to solve the in 3 stery.
Tlie first bomb was found In the capltol
yard, whlielhe second was found lu the yard
of H. I. Veerhusen, of the tailoring firm of
Olsen & Vcerhuseu, whose employes went
on a strike recently.
The bomb found In the capitol yard was
of paper-ami had a metallic cap, and was
In form very much like a cartridge, while
Uie bomb found lu the yard of Mr. Veer
husen was a common gas pipe liomb.
Both contained nltro-glycerine, but of
how explosive a quality is not known An
examination of the contents of the bomlw
will be made by Prof. Daniels, or the State
The fact thatone of the bombs w.is found
as caused very geueral belief that they
were left where they were found by the
The bomb left in the capitol yard was put
lu place where it would hav c killed injny
people had It exploded .
deal ot excitement In Madison.
HIS BOND FIXED AT S2.000.
Burglar Captnred Under Mr. Queen'ii
Bc-d Held for the Grand Jury
Paul Joiner, alias John Dixon, alias
Adams, the young colored man who was
found under Frank Queen's bed, In the
lalter's roomsTin Mr. Newton Bowman's
house, on E street, w as given a preliminary
hearing in the police court before Judge
Detectives Wcedon and Home and Police
man Kimmcll worked up four cases or
housebreaking against him. The court
held Joiner 10 await the action of the
grand Jury, trail being fixed In $2,000 In
each case. He was committed to Jail.
Lights; and Shadow- of Bunking.
Mr. B. H, Warner will deliver a lecture
on "Lights. and Shadows of Banking" at
the Columbian University, at 4:30 o'clock,
Tuesday afternoon. This lecture is the
fburth In the. economic coarse, and will
deal with many or the actual incidents
and experiences of banking
New York, Oct. 28. A special cable to
the Herald from Valparaiso, Chill, says:
The leaders of tbo Balmaceda party have
decided not to obstruct tho formation
of a new ministry by Beuor Renjlfo, and
It is reported that the latter has already
made ids selections for the cabinet. The
list is said to Inculde two radicals and four
Ihe bpaulsh residents of this city are
highly indignant over the a Hon of the
Chilian deiuot-rale, who sympathize with
lira revolutionists lit Cuba.
A meeting was het.1 uiran the arrival of
tlie Cuban delegate, Senor Aqucro, from
Santiago de Chili, at which many demo
crats were present. "
Tho opportunity was seized upon to
vigorously attack Spain, and cries of
"Death to Hie Siiaulards" were frequently
So disorderly did the audiencerbecome at
last that only the prompt action of the
IkjIIcv pre ented a conflict' between the
Chilians and Spaniards.
SAILED SAFELY FOH CUBA. -
It Is Believed the Story r True or tbo
Departure ut an Expedition.
Philadelphia, Oit. 28. Notwithstanding
the denial of Col. Nunez, one or the Cuban
leaders in this city, that a filibustering
cxiieditlon had succeeded In sailing for
belief that such an expedition has left
this vicinity, although the stories arc
One story is to the effect that the party
boarded a tug at At Lactic City last Mon
day morning and were taken to sea, where
they met a st twiner which was awaiting
Another story is contained In a siiecial
from Wilmington, Del., which says that
Gen. Cesiiedes sailed from Wilmington last
Sunday evening with sixty men bound for
The tug which carried thtiu steamed
out to sea, and on Monday met the Mexican
schooner, Ttie Teuipios, of Teliuatuealco,
commanded by Capt. Guadulupe Morales,
and delivered her Ire-giht of soldiers and
On theday pret lousa tug, which had crept
quietly out ot Wilmington, had met the
schooner and transferred to her decks a
qiiaulitB of arms, Including a Holchkiss
gun, which had Isvn buried by the members'
of tlie Comllo parly, who werci.arrcsje!.
in Pcnnsgrote, N. J.
As soou as Gen. Cesiiedes and his party
raisil, and the vesseTo bead was pointed
The memlicrs of the expedition camefrom
New York, and include Julian Sanchez and
set end otlierpromlnent revolutionists.
Madrid, Oct. 28. The I111parci.1I asserts
Hull Sc-uor Cespesles, son of Ihe president of
the Cuban republic which was proclaimed
in the last war In Cuba, recently left New
York uith seventeen companions hi a
steam lug ami that lhenarty wtre,trans
f erred at se-a to I he schooner Leou, on board
or which was a quantity of arms, aninuunl
tion and dynamite. After taking Cespedes
anil his companions on board the course
of the ship was shaped for Cuba.
Havana, Oct. 2S. The Spanish gunboat
Antonio Lopez lias been ashore on Diana
Key since last Monday. It Is feared that
she is a total los.
Tlie schooner Angelita amljrarioas other
coast traders are also ashore in the same
The insurgents are steadily gaining
strength in the provinces of Matanzas,
Havana and baula Clara. During the last
few days the rebels have captured the
towns or Hatometa and Guamutas and
various villages of minor importance.
Havana. Oct. 28. The trial by court
martial or Lieut. Gallegos, the commander
or the small Spanish guard boat Dos de
Mayo, wlikli was captured by Insurgents
near Santiago de Cuba on October 12.
has resulted in bis acquittal by a vote of
four to three.
WAS A WASU1NGTONIAX.
Dentil of Dr. Biicbuimn, Friend of
liny es and Secretary Lincoln.
Seattle, Wash- Oct. 28. Dr. Edwin
Buchanan, who was a personal friend of
R. B. Hayes and Robert Lincoln, died sud
denly yesterday of heart disease.
Berore coming here a year ago he was
the government physician ot the Puyallup,
LumnI, Snohomish, Port Madison, and
Muckleshoo Indian reservations.
Dr. Buchanan was born In Alexandria,
Va., In 1838. He was a member ot one
of the old families of Virginia. In his
fjouth be worked in a drug store there, and
later entered Georgetown College, rrom
which he graduated with the highest
honors of his class.
President Hayes had his attention di
rected in the bright young man, and he
made a personal appointment for him in
the War Department, the portfolio or
which was then held by Robert T. Lincoln,
who lu time niso became a warm friend
of young Buchanan.
He continued in the War Department
and in tlie study of medicine under Lincoln
and his successor, Endicott. and was then
appointed to the Indian service.
He became an expert in Chinook dialects,
and his Indian collections are notable.
MARQUIS OX THLYL.
He In Accused of the Murder of Ills)
Bourges, France, Oct. 28. The trial of
tlie Marquis de Nayve upon the -charge of,
murdering Hie illegitimate child of Ids
wife began here in the Cher assizes this
Tlie case is a sensational one, and ts at
tracting widespread attention.
The court room was crowded, the gathering-including
visitors from every country
in Europe p nd a number from America.
The bod J- of the toy tor whose? murder the
marquis is being tried was found In Hiq Bay
of Naples under very suspicious circum
stances, and It is charged that lit; was pushed
over Uie cliffs along the Sorrcnte road Into
BOCA'S POLICY IS PEACE.
Statement of the Acting: Provident of
tin" Argentine Republic.
Buenos Ayrrs, Argentina. Oct. 28. Gen.
Roca assumes! office to-day as acting Pres
ident of Argentina during President Url
buru'slcave ur.ibsence to recruit his he-tilth.
Gen. Roca. In an Interview lo-day. said
that his policy would be lliatof peace. He
thought lhat al! questions Involving In
ternational disputes should be settled
through diplomatic channels- rather than
by an appeal to arms-
Jack Denipsjoy'is Case.
Portland, Ore., Oct. 28. Jack Dcmp
ey had another comparatively easy day
yesterday. He seemed to rest better, and
there- was a little revival In his condition.
The physician, however, says his life hangs.
by a thread of the slenderest character.
which may snap asunder at-any moment.
fis on exhibition, .day and
19 17th street northwest.
I. evening, at
Will llave to Choose Hctvtc'en Sew
Vork mid Pcniwylvuniii for Clialr
niHii ot One He Hocogntoi the Fact
That lie- IIhh Breakers Ahead n4
Only Expect to Hold HUOvru.
There has probably never lieen a Speaker
of JJic House, not even excepting James O.
Blaine, when first seized with the Presi
dential fever, who has more reporters to
haunt him in the selection of committee
chairmen than are now disturbing the calm
repose of Thomas B. Reed.
by Representative Johnson, of North Da
kota, and oilier Western rut rollers, the im
pression has seemingly solidified into a
foregone conclusion Uiat there will be no
opiioslllon to tlie election of Mr. Reed as
Sjioakcr. As lias many tlrno been pointed
out, tlie gentleman from Maine nude many
enemies during the four years that 'he
wielded the gavel, even causing irritation
among those of his own Stale ilelegalion.
but Uiese will apparently content themselves
wltli doing much talking and little acting.
No Speaker since the days of James K.
Polk has obtained such prominence in his
parly, and so nearly approached the like
lihood of receiving its nomination ror thu
Presidency as Mr. Reed. He, lutter than
any "of his friends and advisirs. realizes
thai the fullness of time is at hand. In
the zenldi of his political career, anl pos
sessing the utmost strength of his personal
popularity, he must put forth e cry exer
tion to achieve success now rather than
trust to a more advautagcous opportunity
LAID THE FOUNDATION.
With tlie election ot an overwhelmingly
Republican House to the incoming Congress
Mr. Reed began laying the foundation for a
carerully planned and shrewdl conductec
canvass for the Prc-sidenllal nomination.
The very sirplus of majority lu Itself con
stituted a great danger, as every member
ot the party in power ousulcred himself
especially adapted and qualified for im
portant committee work. The success ol
anv Sp-aker who aspires to the Presidency
must largely depeudupon his sucx-ess lu
conciliating those who have cho-ea hnu
" tb preside over them.
As a consequence, it Is predicted that Mr.
Reed stand to lose rather than gain lu
strength during the coming session ot Con
gress. At the outside lie will do well to
maintain himself without aovaming. By
this It isim-int that he will barely Is-able,
hy distrilutlng the committee chairman
ships to the licst iK-sib!e advantage, to
bold Ids own in the position ot leadership
and popularity be occupied on the 4th of
Th.at the naming of e liaini'ion will re
quire nnu-ual fincss. goes nithbui saying.
An Illustration or till is found ia that ol
the Ways and Means Committee- Both Mr
Dalzell ot Pennsylvania and Mr Payne 0
New York have been mentioned "as certain
'to be given this place. The one mlglit
materially aid Mr. Reed lu obtaining the
delegation ot Pennsylvania In the na
tional convention and the other might have
influence with that of New York. Both
'are large ami influential delegations ane!
either could decide the nomination at a
Much interest is felt here In the report
winch comes from New York cay to the
effect that Mr. Reed lias fiiully decided to
appoint Sereno E. Payne, or New York,
chairman or Hie House Comuiittceon Way
and Means In the next Congress.
CHOICE OF MR. PAYNE.
It is asserted Hat at the courerence last
week between Mr. Reed and Mr. Payne the
Maine statesman gave Mr. Paine to under
stand that, unless the unexpected happened
within tlie next Tew weeks, he would be
made ciiairman of this most Important
committee. The understanding Is that Mr.
Reed's choice of Mr. Tayno has been
brought about so that, if it is possible, Mr.
Reed will stand a better chance than other
wise to secure the New York delegation in
the interest of his Presidential candidacy
No positive announcement regarding Mr.
Payne's selection, however, will be made
until within two weeksaftertheassembling
or tlie next Congress. Meantime Mr. Reed
will look over the ground and decide Just
who be will name Tor chairman of the)
House Committee on Appropriations, tho
man he will place at tlie head of the Ju
diciary Committee, Uie next chairman of
the House Committee on Naval ATfairs,
which will be an important position In the
next Concress, and certain committee
chairmanships which will be of great Im
portance to tlie West, namely, that of the
House Committee on interstate and For
eign Commerce, Public I'ulldings, and
Grounds, Indian Affairs, andolhersof minor
It will probably be a disappointment to
Congressman Dalzell, of I'liiusyUauia; If
Mr. Payne has been selected liv Mr. Reed
for the head of the Ways and Means Com
mittee. It is also probable thai there will
lie a bitte r feeling engendered by reason of
the selections thai Mr. lletsl will ! forced
to make in the way of chairmanships Inim
portant committees in order to further hi
HEADS THE LIST.
It Is almost a certainly that the Dis
trict of Columbia chairmanship, the ona
of greatest interest lo the citizens of Wash
ington, will be given to some member whoso
name tins ot yet been suggested in that
connection. Gen. Harmer heads the list
as being in line of sue cession, lint precedent
in that direction will probably be recog
nized to a less extent than ever before.
Gen. Cogswell Is dead and Mr. Belden
will not be a member of the next House.
Mr. Alilrich has had hut two months ex
perience on the committee and Mr. Bab
cock lias served but one term. Mr. Hull
will begin his third term and witli Gen.
Banner makes only two members of the
old committee really available for pro
Tlie understanding lias lieen that Mr.
Babcock cherishes a great ambition to bo
appointed chairman of the next District
committee. It is doubtful, however, if be
can reach the persimmon, as It is not be
lieved that Ms position as chairman of
tin- Republican Congressional Campaign
Committee will to any great extent influ
ence his selection. The great Republican
victory In the last Congressional elections
has not beep largely credited to his ex
eeutive ability or good management.
.Among those coming Into the next House
as new members, but who have had Con
gressional experience In previous Houses,
whose selection might bepossllijeas chair
man of the District committee, are men
tionesl tlie names of George W Steele, of
Indiana; Theodore E. Burton, of Ohio, and
Warren tl. An. old, of Rhode Island.
Wealthy Jewelers .Assign.
Chicago, Oct. 2a. A sign ou their door
yestenHv ant onnced that Kasper A Bums,
jewelers, in McVlcker's Theater building,
had made an assignment late Saturday
i.igi.t for lie- beiictlt of their creditors.
The asset! are raid lo be $130,000 and th
Acetylene gas on exhibition, day and
evening, at R19 17th street northwest.
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