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WASHXN&TON, D. C, THTJBSDAY MOKNING, , OCTOBER 17, 1893. EIGHT PAGES.
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Episcopal Convention Reports the
New Canons Upon Them.
DIVISION OF THE DIOOESES
It Was. Shelved by llefercnce to a Com
mittee, Which Will Report In 1NUH.
Now Canons Arc Strict In Relation
to tin.- Marriage of I)lvoree-I Per
sons Jiy Episcopal Ministers.
Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 10. In tlie
Episcopal comcntion this afternoon, llean
Hoffman, from the committee on constitu
tion and canons, nude a final report, con
taining theproposcdcanouson ma rrlagoand
divorce, upon which the committee lias
been laboring ever slucc the assembling
of the contention. The anions, which
were received and pljced on file, read as
"1. No minister of this church Ehal'-sol-emnizo
the marriage of any per-on who lias
a divorced husband or wife still li f iir: but
this prohibition shall not be lield to npply
to the innocent party in a divorce whidi
.1 .-,... lfn.t,.M1.c..r
ndullery, or to parties only divorced from
each other, seeking to be united again.
HOLY COMMUNION' NOT ALLOWED.
"2. It any minister of this cliurcli Know
or have reasonable cause to believe that a
person lias beeu married otherwise than ns
the discipline of this church doth allow, he
shall not minister holy baptism or the holy
communion to such person wilhoutlhi-vrit-ten
consult of the bishop of the diocese.
'Prov Ided, however, that no miuistc-rshall
In any case refuse the sacramei.Hi to a
penitent person. in imminent danger of
Tor an hour or more the house was in a
legal tangle over a request from the joint
commission that it lie continued In existence
to consider such canons as may not lie acted
njion by this convention, a special committee
having been appointed yesterday to deal
similarly with the constitution.
The bishops had already decided in favor
of continuing the commission on the canon
question only, and after a tedious and
dt-sultory debate the bouse concurred by a
vote of 196 to 59.
This matter disposed of, the order of the
flay, Uie establishment of the "provincial
system," or tlie formation of dioceses into
provinces, was called for, and Dr. Taylor,
of Springfield, made a length address In
its fa or.
The house finally shelved the provincial
question 115- referring It to a special com
mittee, to report in 1808.
HIS SOX A MURDERER.
Old -Mil 11 Rltch Lcurncd It From tlio
Charlotte, N". "C, Oct. 16 Mr. Rltch,
the fntherof Charles Ultch, the joung man
who shot and kll'cd Breen in Knoxville,
Tenn , last night, was at his livery stable
reading the paper this morning, when lie
undenly Jumped up and ran home.
He had seen Tor the first time the news
that his son had taken human life. He
telegraphed the major of Knoxville ns to
the sad alfalr. and was answered that the
newspaper account was authentic, and that
. fuller account would be sent by mail.
No word passed between rathe-rand son.
Mr. and Mrs. Kitch, excellent people of
the city, are almost heart-broken.
Know Hie. Tern , Oct. 10. Charles Ritch,
Liteor Charlotte. N. C, who is charged with
tbe murder of Thomas Breen Inst night,
walled into the police station at 8 o'clock
to-night and surrendered lilmse-lf to Chief
of Police Atkins He- was remanded to Jail
without ball toavvait. 1 pre-limimry hearing.
UNION PACIFIC'S FLAX.
liondK to He Issued to Paj- t lie Gov
New York, Oct. 10 The Union Pacific
plan of reorganization, which will not be
given out officially until to-morrow after
noon, according to a nienilier of the com
mittee having the matter in charge, will
for which preferred stock may be given; an
Issue or $100,000,000 4 per cent bonds, for
the firsts and government debt: an issue of
$75,000,000 preferred slock. Bondholders
will get new bonds at par and 5 shares of
preferred stock for each $1,000 bund. The
common stock will probably remain un
changed. REFORM IX AlUlENIA.
Proposnls of tin- Powers Accepted
by tin- Sultiin.
Constantinople, Oct. 10. The proposals
submitted by the representatives of Russia,
France and Enghend for the reform of
Turkish administration in Armenia have
bee-n accepted by said Pasha, and are uow
awaiting the approval and siguature of the
Bullan. before vv hum thej have- be-en laid.
The Siiltan'3 r ply has not yet be-en made
known Itishopevl bythertpre-sentativesof
the powers that In the course of a vve-ek
an imperial decree will be issued cmbodjlng
the provisions of the new sche-rae-. which
stipulates, among other things, that the
Imperial deputy commissioner ctiarge-d with
the execution of tbe reforms shall be a
Suspected of Housebreaking.
William Coleman and John Louman,
both colored bootblacks, were arrested
last night by Detective Henry Lncey and
locked up at No. G station on suspicion
of housebreaking: It Is thought that they
can bo connected with several of the recent
"Went Hack oti Thurmun.
Columbus, O., Oct. 1C The Thunnan
Democratic Club, of which Alle-n W. Thur
mau Is a member, adopted a resolution
last night severely condemning the move
ment for free silver in the Democratic party
now being led bj Thurraan. Thunnan was
not present. The vote was unanimous.
The recognized rival of the imported,
Feigcnspan's India Pale Ale; In bottles.
Auction Sale's To-day.
E street northwest. No. 024, a story and
basement briek dwelling, part original lot
IB, square 407, by order ot NealT. Murray,
trustee. Sale 4.30 p. m. HATOLIFFE,
BUTTON & CO., 020 Pa. avc. nvv.
Massachusetts avenue northeast. No. 137.
brick dwelling, lot 09, square 723, by
order of F. T. Browning and J. S. Swonn-
Jtedt. trustees, baler. p.m. RATCL1FFE,
1UTTON A CO, 920 Pa. ave. uw.
Whitney Close, frame dwelling, lot 3.
block 9, by order of W. II. O'Neill and
Charles II. Hall, trustees. Sale 4:30 p. m.
C. G. SLOAN & CO., 14070 sr. nw.
M street northwest. No. 2811, store and
dwelling, part of Holmcad's addition, by
order ot T. W. Birney and Leon Tobrlner.
trustees. Sale 4 p. m. DUNCANSON
BROS.. 9th and D sts. nw.
G street northeast, between 12th nnd
13tb streets, briek dwelling, lot 292.
square 1004, by order of A. A. Wilson and
J. B. Larrer. trustees. Sale 5 p. m. DUN
CANSON BROS.. 9th and D sts. nw.
Twenty first street northwest, Nos. 1015
and 1017, 3 story brick dwellings, lots
135 and 130, square 93, by order of A. A.
Wilson and J. B. Lamer. Sale 4:30 p. m.
TH0S. BOWLING & CO., 612Est.uw.
Good Times Corner.
Company yesterday gladdened their SBO
employes by voluntarily Increasing wages
10 per cent. This is tbe second advance
within a lew months.
WAITING FOR CLEVELAND
Elaborate Preparations for the
President's Rjcapiion at Atlanta
Indication- Point ton I-nrge Influx of
Visitors From Southern Cities to
Se-o tlio Cblcf Magistrate.
.Atfanla,Ga..Oet,lG. F resident Cln eland
will arrle here at 1 p. m , Tuesday, Oc
tober 22, in a special train, accompanied,
possibly, by Mrs. Cleveland, anil certainly
all ttiemunber8of his cabinet, excepting Mr.
Olney, and their wives. The parly will be
quartered at the Arngon Hotel, anil will re
main at the hotel during the afternoon.
Mayor Porter King will give a dinner in
honor of the President at (he Arngon Hotel
Tuesday evening, and Invlta lions arc out
already to prominent citizens of Atlanta to
be present on that occasion.
The President's first public appearance
will be ut 10 o'clock Wednesday morning,
when a committer. Col. J" A. Hemphill,
chairman, front the Imposition directory,
will call at the hotel, and escort him to
Piedmont Parle. The President wlllalsobe
escorted out Pcnchtrce street by a number
of military organizations, including the
oldest and most honorable in the land, some
of which have- stood the fire of four wars.
Arriving at the exposition grounds nt II
1 " """ " l"V HOIUS. ..HUHCI
rkrslw?- flirt lsa ..Ism I1 1 nrl.lrp
neonln In the Auditorium. Tlieiw.- th
President and Cabinet will go through the
exposition luildtngs, examining ixhlliu
until 1 o'clock, 'when luneli will be served
at the FMinoul Club. After lunch, the
presidential iarly will continue an inspec
tion of cxhib.ts and oilier Tcuturts of the
exposition until evening, when it grand
pyrotechnic display will be given In honor
of the occasion.
From the exposition grounds tlie party
will be returned to the hotel, whence, after
a brier rest, they will go to tlie Capital
City Club, where n magnificent reception
1 will await tliuu. Thissociil organization,
famous for the elegance of its receptions,
lias .prepared to outdo even Its brilliant
reception tendered Mr. Cleveland in 18h7.
Telegrams from Southern cities Indi
cate that an immense crowd will gather
here to see the Chler Executive, and the
occasion will be an overwhelming ovation
to the executive head of the nation.
A special from Hloomingtnn says that
Vice President .Stevenson and his family
left their home to-night for Atlanta They
will arrive there to-morrow night, and
will remain ten dajs visiting relations.
Arrangements were je-sterday perfected
for the trip of Presldi nt Cleveland to the
Atlanta Exposition A special train will
convey the President, his Cabinet and tbe
wives of the Cabinet officers.
It has not jet bee-n decided whether Mrs.
Clcve-laud will nccompanj the President.
The train will le-ave Washington nt 11
o'clock on the evening of Aionday, October
21, reaching Atlanta about 4 p.m. Tuesday.
The President will start on the re-turn trip
to Washington after the reception of the
Capital City Club Wednesday night and
arrive in Washington about 7 o'clock
En route to Atlanta the party will pass
through -Lynchburg and Danville. Va.,
Salisbury and Charlotte. N. C, Spartans
burg and Greenville, S. 0 and Gaines
VANISHED IX THE X1BHT.
nucleoli Buy Fur Company Gone With
All Its Goods.
Patrons of the Hudson Ba Fur Company
wllllook lu vain this morning ror any other
evidences of the firm in Washington be
sides the store at No. 519 Eleventh street
northwest, whkii contains only empty
shelves, a Tew lay figures, and waste paper.
Within the past few days the firm put
costly improvements on the Interior ot No.
519, and displayed a fine stoek of furs.
Nothing was said yesterday or the firm's
intention to abandon business or to move
away, and therefore the aetlons or Manager
Martin Wolf at a late hour last night
exelted the curiosity of the few nearby
merehants who keep open late and the
Near the hour ot 10 an Adams express
wagon was drawn up to the pavement In
front of the store, and, dlreeted by Man
ager Wolf, Mieedily e-ommenced to strip
the Interior of all Its e-ontents,
"I ain't moving."
The speaker was Mr. Wolf, and he re
sponded to an inquir) from a Tunes re
porter. He said this In spite of the fact that the
Interior of the store looke-d as if a whirl
wind had passed through it. and also al
though the express van and two hacks
had Just lelt the front laden to over
flowing with fur garments of every de
crlption. Mr. Wolr reiterated the state
ment that he was "not inoviug." and
politely requi-sle-d the Inquisitive reporter
to vacate the premises
Te-n minutes later Mr. Wolf extracted
himself from the piles of boxes, waste
paper, and lay figures that Iltle-red tlie
floor, and sticking on tlie door a scrap of
paper, which stated that the store would
be closed for a couple of dajs, huddled
into his overcoat and betook himself to
Just what had happened It would be
difficult to say. Mr. Wolf was evidently
the man ror the emergency, and the lightning-like
rapidity with which, bv the help
of the expressmen, lie huddled the entire
contents of the shop Into the vans and backs
Fur muffs, capes, cloaks, boas; coats;
caps, rugs, stuffed bears, beavers nnd other
wild animals were Jumbled Into tbe wagon
and hacks In a manner that was anytmnr
but orderly. The main Idea appeared to be
to get away, and get away quick, and
everything went with a swing and dash
that fairly took one's breath away.
If Mr. Wolf and the Hudson Bav Fur
Company bad been new comers In the
neighborhood there might have been some
suspicion aroused by their haste. But they
were not and for the year and a half in
which the manager of tbe fur company had
done business in the block he had always
been held In the high esteem that any quiet,
steady going gentle-man might exiiect.
The fufcompanv- had but recently moved
into theirnewqunrters.havlngdoncbusln ess
a few doors below at No. 517 all of last
season. Tlie hcadquartcra of the firm
ore said to be In Philadelphia and It is
reported that they also have a branch
store in Baltimore.
TRAIN KOlillEHS UAFFLED.
Held Up nn il K A T. Express, But
Got Xo Hooty.
St. Louis, Oct. 10. A special to the
Star Sayings from Dcnlson, Texas, states
that the northbound passenger train. No.
1, on tbe Missouri, Kansas and Texas Rail
road, was held up by two masked men
near Temple, Texas, at 11:15 o'clock last
The robbers uncoupled the express car
from the train and compelled the engineer
to draw the car to a point nearly a mile
away. They force-d open the duor of the
express car and used dynamite In an at
tempt to open the safe.
Their efforts were ineffectual, and be
coming alarmed over the delay, they final
ly aliandoned the cir nnd fled to the woods.
None of tbe passengers eir crew were mo
lested. A posse Is now in pursuit of the
bandits. . .
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Carlisle, Pa.. Oct. 1C John Jacobs, cx
sherltr of Cumberland countv, and a
leading citizen and politician, died sud
denly here last ulght from apoplexy, aged
sixty-rive years. He .served in councils,
was a school director, and held other
Marbleliead, Mass., Oct. 1C George W.
Grader, aged stxtv-six years, a promi
nent citizen of Marblchcad, dropped
dead last evening. Mr. Grader was "a
wealthy roan and the inventor ot the
Grader cotton press..
Cape Charles. Va.. Oct. 10. Rev. W.
Robins, pastor of the Southern Methodist
, heart dlieaso. Ase. bKIt rears.
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Offering superior facilities
TwoB.&O. Grade Crossing Ac
cidents Narrowly Averted.
WAGON BETWEEN THE GATES
Ice Company's Cart W'ns Allowed to
Pass Through Engineer Stopped
His Locomotive.- in Time Columbia
Car Almost Hun Down From Two
Side-o Wluit EytWVltne-ses Say.
Two narrow escapes from grade-crossing
accidents, which would have JnvoWcd great
loss of life, were narrowly averted yester
day at tbe Baltimore and Ohio railroad
crossings at First and G streets and at
H street northeast.
The first oe-carrcd early In the morning
at Tirst and G streets
One ot the wagons belonging to the
Independent Ice Company was allowed to
pass under the gates about 7:30 o'clock,
the time tic Baltimore accommodation
train was passing, and had it not been
for the presence of mind the driver of the
wagon displayed, the train would bne
dashed Into it and undoubtedly have added
another fatality to the already long list
laid to t he deadly grade crossing.
The engineer on the train saw the im
pending danger and applied bis brakes,
brought the train to a standstill a short
distance beyond the crossing.
APPLIED THE BRAKES.
It was done so suddenly that tbe passen
gers on the train did not know for an
Instant whit had h.ippene-d, and Tor a
short time there was considerable con
sternation among them. Tbe incident
caused a good deal of excitement in tbe
neighborhood, and quite a crowd was
soon attracted to tbe spot.
Mr. Sexton, an employeuf the Government
Printing Office, was on the train, and to a
Times reporter gave the following account
"I don't think I ever saw a more miracu
lous escape in my life," said he. "I was
standing on the platform or the train Just
ns it brushed bj the ice wagon, I am quite
are that there was not a foot or space
between the two. In a few teconds the
train came to a complete standstill, and
the sudden stopping threw a number of
passengers from their seats. The driver
of the wagon had sufficient presence of
mind to turn bis horses to one side, and
that is the only thing, which avoided a
WHAT EYE-WITNESSES SAID.
There were quite a number of eyc-wit-ucsecs
to the affair, both on the train and
sidewalk, who give a similar version of it.
Only one man is stationed at the. three
track crossings, and it is ills duty to.keep
a lookout for trains and operate all the
The. gates at these crossings, ltvis stated,
are very often out of order, and Instead
or blocking the street only make a pretense
of so doing, inasmuch as they do not close
down Eufriciently to constitute a bar
rier against 6treet trarfic, and a wagon
can easily drive under them.
THE SECOND ESCAPE.
The second escape happened aliont 2
o'clock atH street, and a Columbia electric
car, with ten passengers on board, were
all but run down.
The car had reached the crossing, and
finding the gates up. started slowly to
cross. As it reached the center of the
track a cry went up from the carmen and
passengers, as from each side they saw a
train thundering down upon them.
The passengers started, panic-stricken,
toward tbe doors. The motorraan, with
great presence of mind, had, however, as
soon as here-covered from the fright, given
the motor full speed.
The car got across the last track Just as
one of the trains whizzed by.
As In the other case, this crossing Is one
fatalaccidcnts haveoccurrcdthcre. Watch
men are supposed to guard It at nil hours
ot the day, but yesterday's hapjiening is
another illustration of the fact that watch
emn are but mortal and that grade cross
ings must go.
Miss SlirevD's Dnnclnjr Soliool.
The fall opening of Miss Cora B. Shreve-'s
dancing school by her pupils will lakeplace
at the National Rifles' Armory next Friday
evening. There will be fancy dancing bj
some of tbe smallest pupil.
Blood & Oblivion Route.
for accidents and supreme
FENDER DID NOT SAVE HER
Little Olara KoehiVs Leg Gut Off
by a Ninth Street Oar. ,
Fell Under the. TVbeeis Mutormiin"
Stopped Too Late to Prevent tlio
Clara Koehlcr, the flTC-ycar-old daugh
ter of William Koehler, 'an inmate of St.
Elizabeth's Asylum for the Insane, was
run over by Metropolitan electric car No
9 at the corner of Florida avenue nnd W
street about 4 30 o'clock yesterday afte-r-noon,
sustaining injuries which may re
sult fatally Her left leg was completely
crushed off a short distance below the
thigh, and the right leg w nslascerated above
the knee almost to the'bpne. The cut was
near six inches long.
Thechildllves with her mother at tnehomc
of her grandfather, John F Talburg, at
No 943 Florida avenue rm'rtliw est. A few
moments before the accident a street
piano stopped near the corner and she,
with a number of other children, ran down
When the piano moved off there was a
general scattering ot the Juveniles, and
little Clara, not nothing the approach ot
the electric car, backed directly Into It.
falling face downward Just behind the
A large number of people saw the little
oucdinappear under the car.and by the time
it had stopped, after dragging her several
feet, there were hundreds of hands rcady
to help take her from u uder the car.
The car was lifted up bodily and taken
off the track, and Mr. J. P. Cook, ot No.
938 New York avenue, who was a passen
ger, picked her up In his arms and tarried
her to the hospital . -
Mrs. Koehler, almost distracted by the
accident, followed her child to the hospital
and remained bj her'bexlside last night.
When picked up the little one cried out in
German, "Oh, grandpa, takeme to mamma;
don't hurt me," and when the old grand
father approached and caw her condition
At the hospital the phjslcians said that
tbe shock or the injury was so great that
she could not feel the pain, although semi
conscious all the time. Dr. Elliott gave it
as his opinion that she could not live but
a few hours.
James Hamilton, the mptorman of the
train, and A. T. EroadusJ the conductor,
were placed under nrres by Policeman
McDonnell, ot the. Eighth precinct, nnd
will lie detained at the- station house to
await tbe result of tbe irhild's Injuries.
Both were very much affiled by the" ca
lamity, and the mdtormaa wept .ill night
at the station house. ;
He said that he saw tlip children scat
ter from the street piano and before he
could make any move to ;top tbe car tbe
iitue Koenier gin nad oackeu into lr ami ,
disappeared. He Immediately turned off ,
cue current una appueei 1113 MrctKu wuu an
As soon ns the car came to a stop he
Jumped down and tore oft the fender,
but could not reach the child. He then
called for help trom the crowd, and had the
car raised. Mr. Hamilton resides at No.
321 O street southwest.
The little Koehler girl ran directly against
the car, was struck by the edge of tbe
fender, and Jell between the fender and the
front platrorm. He did not think tlie ac
cident was the fault of tlie n-otorman, as
the brakes were applied as soon as be saw
tlie child, and the car stopped within three
There were quite a number of other
witnesses to tiie accident, but none con
demned the motorman. All seemed to
be of the opinion that he did all In his
power to stop the car as soon as he saw'
the little girl. ""
Conductor Broadus saw nothing ol the
children or thcaccidcnt, being on the rear
part ot the trailer,. but noticed the car stop
with a sudden Jertand'saw the motorman
spring to tlie groufntC He then ran forward
Harry XewhavenUeslding at No. 940 1-2
Flurida avenue ana anemployeit the car
stablesynaw the accident ard said that tlie
car was going Routh""vcVy slowly. He saw
the organ near Florida avenue and W street
and when the music ceaaed a crowd of chil
dren scattered. I
At the leading carcsL clubs and hotels,
Feigenspan's India Pale Ale; In bottles.
disregard for human life.
ASSASSIHSJIf THE QUEEN
Korea's Crown Prince Has Sent
Out a Description of Them.
JAPAN WILL PUNISH THEM
Colonel ot tlio Palace Bodytjunrds
Saw tlie- Murderous Japanese Soslil
TVltli Svvords Enter Her Apart
ments nnd Afterward Burn Her
Body JiiiineT.e -Minister in the Plot.
(Special to The Times.)
Paris, Uet. 17. The Herald's EJropean
edition publishes the following from its
Seoul, Korea, Oct. 16. The -town prince,
who was with the Queen xvli-jn she was
murdered, has secretly sent from in j palace
a statement giving a description of the
assassins, by which they ire Identified
as Japanese. I have personal assurance
fwim .,.., T.........U .... .... ..
a.w.t, eiiv uajKiiieM; ,UeruilieUC IIJ.IL eTCTj
gultly person wll lbe punished.
officials, who emplojed Japa.i.-se Posiu
and e-orrupteel.the Japinese rps.
8AW THEM BURN THE BODY.
I have a statement ot the colonel of the
palace body guards who saw- the n.ianese
assassins enter the Queen's apartment with
swords. He afterwanl saw them burning
Proors are said to exist connecting tbe
Japanese minister Willi the plot.
arrived from Jaiian to investigate the. out
break. There have been more arrests of
Japanese have been forbidden to come
to Corea without the consent or J lpin's
TAI WON KUN-S PROCLAMATION.
mation, saying he is in the palace ro (.oture
peace. Tlie cabinet is not recognized,
and is failing lo pieces.
Six oricial refugees are In the fnited
States legation. The flagship Baltimore Is
coming to Chemulpo, and a Russian fleet
is expected. JOHN A. COCKCRILL.
"WILLIAM McDEVlTT ARRESTED.
HI 111 for Larceny.
William S. McDevltt, a well-known
young Washingtonlan, was arrested last
night by Detectives Home and Weedon,
on three charges of larceny.and locked up
at the Sixth precinct station house. The
complainants were Thomas Barr. of No.
is alleged to have stolen a suit or clothei;
C. L. Steadman, of No. 025 Fourth street
northwest, who also lost a suit of clothes,
and Mrs. Florence McDcvitt, mother of
the young man, from whom lie stole $150
-worth of Jewelry several weeks ago.
The first two robberies were reported
several weeks ago, abd since then the two
detectives have been on the lookout for
McDevltt. Detective Weedon arrested hlni
last night on Pennsylvania avenue, and
sent lilm to the station house. All of the
stolen property was recovered.
Women nt Atlanta Discuss Nurseries
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 16. Congresses on
hospitals, nurseries, and charities were
heidat the Woman's building to-day. They
were presided over by Mrs. Nellie Peters
Miss Mary S. Garrett, ot Philadelphia,
followed up her speeeh.ot jesterday by an
other on the fame line the education of
Papers were read by Miss Grace Dodge,
ot Kuw York, on co ojieratlve work among
(Special to The Times.)
New York, Oct. 1G. Arrivals: Col.Alex
ander Piper, U. 8. A., Rev. Dr. Sunderland,
A. K. Tirgle, V. Ayre, Park Avenue; Mr.
and Mrs. S. M. Bryan, Gilsey; T- H.
Carter, J. M. Culp, W, W. Frlikley, C. H.
Hullson, M. McCants, II. H. Peecliln, M. A.
Powers, Marlborough; C. A. Darlton, Grand;
Grand Union; W. II. Easton, Coleman; F
W. Hlndekoper, E. B. Cottrell, J. H. White.
St. James; Mrs. P. M. Prescott, Miss Mor
row, Holland; C. Ray. New Amsterdam;
W. Pfeil, F. J. Welch, Continental: M.
Pierce. J. W. Carklii'.l. Morton; D. Hunt,
C. E. Wlgginton, Imperial: L. Jones, Sturte
vant; P. Mann, Everett: H. B. Martin, W.
Ballantyne, W. J. Ballantyne, Broadway
Central; R. G. Ames. M. C. McDonald, K.
Willetts, Astor; 8. Cunningham, Miss W.
U. Hazen.Netherland; B.P.Flint. Windsor;
E. N. Graz. St. Cloud: R. Btond, Metropole:
A. F. Leldy, Union Square.
WAITING ON UNCLE SAM
Brazil Will Follow Suit in Recog
nizing Insurgents as Belligerents.
Spunlsli Minister Ttiere Has Made lbe
Strongest Protest, Hut With-.
(Special to The Times.)
New York, Oct. 17. Tbe Herald's special
eablc from Buenos Ayres sajs:
The Herald's e-orresiiuiident in Rio Ja
neiro, Brazil, says ttfat it is authori
tatively stated by .the press in Rio Janeiro
that Brazil is prepjred to recognize the
Cuban Insurrectionists and grant tbcm
Ix-Higc-rcnt rights as soon as the United
States shall take the lead.
It is n ported that the Spanish minister
lu Brazil has made the strongest protests
against even a hint of such determination,
but without avail.
The bandit. Nestor Lemus. the terror or
Piuar Del Rio, lias been killed.
-London, Oct 10. The Morning Post
wll to inoirow publish a dlsjatch from
Paris caving that official returns show
the number or Sranish troops killed In
righting or by disease since the ope-nlng
or the campaign in Cuba is 1,997. The
number includes a general, twenty six
superior nlilccrs and one hundredand sixty
officers of low cr rank.
Explosion on Board a Steamship at
London, Oct- 10. A dispatch to a news
agency from Shanghai sajs:
An explosion occurred yesterday on board
a steamship loaded with troops at Kungpai,
It is rc-iiorted thatsix hundre-d of thctroops
It Is the Second Largest in tbe Balti
more Sy nod.
Baltimore. Oct. 10. Rev. Robert A.
Davidson, of St. George's, Del., opened
today's session of the Presbyterian synod.
The statistical reiwrt of the presbytery of
Baltimore showed firt-ulnc churches and
9,070 communicants, that of New Castle,
Dei., contains nrty six churches and G.G73
members, while the Washington presbytery
has thirty-two churcliesahd 7, 132 members.
The report of the standing committee on
home missions and sustention was under dis
cussion for a long time, but was finally
adopted as read. Copiuiissians reported
11 the afternoon awl in the evening llr.
Thomas C. Easton, or Washington, preached
tlie synodical sermon.
The Women's Bynodlcnl Societies of the
Presbyterian synod commenced their ninth
annua I meeting t his a rternonn A bout 250
delegates from Ma rj la ml , Delaware and the
District of Columbia were present. The
session this afternoon was de-voted ex
clusively to organization. Tomorrow the
business of tlie convention will be con
cluded. PROBLEMS OF ERECTING HOUSES.
They Are Discussed by tbe Convention
of BuIMIiir Inspectors.
Baltimore. Oct. 10. Tno convention of
the National Association of Bjilding In
spectors, which held an Informal session
at RalnesV Hall last evening, was formally
calle-d to order this morning. Capt. J.
S. Damrell, ol Boston, presldentof the asso
liatlou. Introduced Major Latrobc, .-vho
formally welcomed the Inspectors to the
'Hie papers read at to-day's session in
cluded "strains and rioors," by Mr. J.
J. Barry, superintendent of e-onstruetlon
in Boston; "Quallftc-aUon or building in
siectors," by Mr. Johu M. Hazer, building
inspector of Minneapolis; "Fireproofing,"
by Mr. M. W. Fitzsnumons, ot Boston;
"Electricity," by Mr. E. S. trophy, also of
Boston. Otncr topics to be considered are:
"Egress trom pjblic buildings and the
like," "Fire escapes," "Mill coustruc
tlo.i," "Heating and ventilating," and
Tlie convention will continue its work
NO ULTIMATUM SENT.
Hits Xot Been Notified.
London, Oct. 1G. In nn Interview to
day the Hon. Thomas F. Bayard, theAmeri
can ambassador, denied the story that
the United States had sent an ultimatum
to Great Britain In regard to the latter
arbitrating ber dirriculty with V-neznela.
He explained that since the rupture be
tween Great Britain and Venezuela there
had been anxiety In the United States to
procure a friendly settlement of tbe dis
pute, and to this end the United States had
olfercd her good offices to Great Britain
and had repeatedly tried to devise means
to arrange the trouble.
This, he added, was the present posi
tion. The longer the question was allowed
to drift, the more anxious the United
States became to see it finally settled.
BURNT CORK ARTISTS.
Carroll Institute- Minstrels Will Open
the Amusement Season To-nljrht.
The Carroll Institute Minstrels will open
the entertainment season at the institute
hall this evening with a "burnt cork"
performance, and a most cnjojablc time
is assured all who attend.
The company Is composed entirely of
members of Carroll Institute, nnd each
one is an artist in his special line.
Tlie members have been rehearsing
nightly for eeeral weeks, and ir the dress
rehearsal last evening may be taken asa cri
terion the show to night will be one of the
best amnlcurperformanccs of tbe kind
ecr seen in this city. pp
Methodist Mission Workers.
Columbus, O., Oct. 10. The fourteenth
annual convention of the Women's Home
Missionary Society of the M. E. Church
opened here today, with Mrs. Clinton B.
Fisk, of New York, tlie chairman or the
society, presiding. Mrs. R. S. Rust, of
Cincinnati, is corresponding secretary, Mrs.
F. A. Aiken, of Cincinnati, secretary, and
Mrs. J. W. Mendtnhall, of Delaware,
Decapitated by Benms.
Savannah, Ga., Oct. 1G. John Johnson,
mate of the steam dredge Alabama a t w orfc
on the government Improvements In the
Savannah River, met n horrible death,
this morning. His bead was caught be
tween two heavy timbers and was crushed
to a pulp. The body dropped on the side
mass of flesh.
New Orleans, Oct. 10. James R. Bar
nctt, who, with John D. Farden, robbed the
Adams Express Company at Tcrre Haute,
Ind , of $10,000, was arrested here last
night. One hundred and firty dollars of
the money was found on bis person. He de
nies and complicity in the robbery.
Atlanta Judges Organize.
Atlanta, Ga, Oct. 16. The Jury of
awards met this- morning and organized.
Dr. D. C. Gllman, of Johns Hopkins Unlvcr
sityls president of the Jury and Dr. 1. 8.
Hopkins, ot Georgia, Is secretary. Only
five memebers failed to show up and they
are expected to morrow-
Pope's Personal Letter to
Prelates in This Country.
PRAISE FOR MGR. SATOLLI
Zeal of the Bishops Commended
and Harmony Urged.
LIVES SHOULD be 0HRISTLIKE
The- Pontifical Communication Was
Itc-cclved at the Papal Legation
Last Week and Was Forvvardud to
Cardinal Gibbous and the Thirteen
Archbishops on Tuesday Holy
Father Mentions Ills ApprDachluK
Jubilee Incidents ot His Enrly
Ufe Probability of the Appoint
ment of batolll to u Curdlnalate.
There was transmitted from the papal
delegation here, on Tuesday, a personal
letter, addressed by Pope Leo XIII, to the
American hierarchy, which consists of
Cardinal Gibbous and his thirteen associate
Aside from tlie context of this letter.
It is an exceedingly important document,
from tlie fact that the Pope has made such
communications but few times during his
The text is in Latin, and a free transla
tion of it. Is as follows
To Our Beloved Sons, the Archbishops
or the United stales. Our Greeting and
In sie-vv of the troubles which are
now disturbing the Christian world,
und Italy In particular, mid w-hlcU
are such u menace to the welfare of
the Holy Church, wu send tllfi-e lines
exhortlui; tho American hierarchy to
harmony in all matters pertniniuK to
church, organization and discipline.
We particularly commend the suc-ci-s.s
ol our apostolic deicuutc In jour
midst ui.d the great success of Ills
The zeal and devotion or tho Ameri
can church are well know 11 tt us;aL-o
its iovalty to the- Holy See. We ulso
I coimnc-nd your spirit of progression
I and jour gre-.it und earnest efforts, in
O'liiiir ut Catholic education.
We recoui mend even more strenuous
efforts 011 tiro part of the bishups and
archbishops to promulgate the faith '
und by the holiness and purity ot
the-lr lives to be luminous examples
of the divine mission of the holy and
nlKistoltc Catholic Church.
On January 20, IS0O, we- celebrate
our fiftieth anniversary as arch
bishop of the see or- Perugia.
In rjmbrla, and we earnestly ask
your prayers on this auspicuous day.
With our fervent hope that the
A ine-rlcaii Church, ouryoungest child,
may continue- to grow in holiness, und
Prosperity, we remain, our beloved
soils, the archbishops of America,
with apostolic benedictions,
LEO XIII, PONTIFF.
Given nt Rome, In the eighteenth
yc-nr of our pontificate.
IS A 'PERSONAL LETTER.
A personal letter from the Popeisalwav-s
more or less ot a congratulatory nature.
Those relating to general affairs of the
e-burch come alrectly rrom Cardinal Ram
nulla, the sdrctary ot state, and alwavs"
bear the seal ot the papal states. This
letter is sent by Mgr-iVngeli, the private
secretary of the Poie, and is adorned with
the e-oat-or arms of the noble house De
Peed, to which Leo belongs.
The communication was sent directly to
Mgr. Satollt, and by him a copy was.trans
mitteil to each of the archbishops, in a
few days the archbishops will send copies
to every bishop under their Jcrlsdie tlonx,
and the bishops will in turn communicate
with all their priests, and thus the con
gratulations of the Pope will be given to
every branch of the American church.
The golden Jubilee, which Leo will cele
brate in January. Is an Interesting event
for the entire Catholic world, but parlicu
larly eo for the picturesque little city of
Perugia, where all his active priestly life
was spent. In this connection Mgr. Sa
lollLreiates some pleasant remlnisccc-s or
his great chief.
In 1S45, the papal nuncio at Belgium,
the voung Count, de I'ecci, then itulnr
archbishop, or archbishop without a see,
requested the reigning I'ope, Gregory XVI ,
to relieve him of his arduous duties in the
diplomatic service and allow Mm to rctnrn
Pope Gregory had the- warmest regard
for this brilliant young ecclesiastic and
immediately granted his request. He was
placed in a position or honor in the papal
household, where his unusual talent ami
finished diplomacy attracted universal at
tention THE POPE'S EARLY LIFE.
Shortly after his return to Rome, the
see or Perugia In Umbria became vacant,
and one day, tlie Pope summoning the
future occupant ot the throne ot Peter
to his private audience room, asked him
"How would you like to be bishop of
Perngia? It is far orr in the mountainsand
very quiet. You will have rest arter the
gay lire ot the lio'giuni capital, but I'll
warrant you you'll find parishioners more
difficult, to care for than diplomats."
But the young courtier was not dismayed
at the prospect. He became bishop or
Tcrugu, witu what success all tlie world
knows. Mgr.Satolli's case will be almost
a parallel one, that is ir all the predictions
which are now being set forth prove
According to the great authority, rumor,
based on the opinions or those who ought
to know, the papal delegate will soon
leave Ills diplomatic duties to. receive the
honor mid dignity or th.- canlinalate. In
this position his nowerrul personalty and
profound learning will soon give him a
conspicuous situation. Again, the Popes
are generally chosen from among those
cardinals who have had successful diplo
matic careers, and Mgr. Satollihas a bril
liant record in this regard.
Aside from the tremendous success Sa
tolll has achieved In America, he was for
many jears president or the Acade-my
or Nobles. This Is a Roman college where
young men or noble birth are 1 ducated to
be papal nuncios, or apostolic delegates,
and Mgr. Satolll Is the most rmin'-nt presi
dent the ncademy has ever possessed.
POPE LEO'S SUCCESSOR.
Moreover, when Pope Leo was created
sovereign pontiff he predicted that he
would reign ror twenty jears. It sevras as
though his prophecy will be verified. It is
now eighteen years since his elevation,
and but two years remain. So the eyes ot
all the Catholic world are turned on his
According to tbe old principle that the
best way to judge the future Is bythepast,
so It is Judged that Mgr. Sa'-jlll leaves
America lo fulfill the highest destiny pos
sible for a Catholic prelate.
The Immediate indications are that he
will be made a cardinal on tbe reception of
the "Blghitti." which will come rrom the
curia or consul of the Pope and which wUl
be the official announcement that the Holy
Father Intends to bestow tho ted cap upon
him. Satolll will then reply, formally ac
cepting or declining tbe honor, and in the
former case will repair atonce to Rome.
Mgr. Satolll has not ag yet received
his Blghitti, but to quote a high church
dignitary, "ho will not be greatly aston
ished It he should receive one any day
that the American mall comes."
"You win miss many a good thing it
you don't read The Evening Times.