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THE WEATHER TO-DAY.
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lation for last week.
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for last week was . . . lu 1,lu0
WASHINGTON, D. C, SUNDAY JSIOENING, NOVEMBER 17, 1895. TWENTY PAGES.
VOL. 2. 2sX). GIO.
SOXTEEM PAGES OF MEWS EVEFfY i2
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H 23 CTS A DAY
Sec it $p!
"See Your Money Go"
without receiving honest value in return. Stick by our Butterine,
save mone.3-, and for every dollar expended you get a dollar's worth
of value. Our Butterine is better than any butter at any price.
Clover Creamery, - - 25c
Alderney, ----- 20c
Extra Dairy, for cooking, 15c
M the SQUARE 1IARBLE AND GLASS STANDS la Centre Market
WILMS & COMPANY,
Manufacturers' Wholesale Distributing Agents.
DARING STREET ROBBERY
Young Lady Knocked Down on
a Frequented Thoroughfare.
HER POCKETBOOK TAKEN
Her A-snlluiit Esenned Through
Judiciary Square Unnblotoldcntify
Illm TheFellow Uutl Followed IJer
for Seteral Squares Her Knee
Badly Hurt by the Fall.
A highway robbery and assault upon a
UnJiJ, modest girl, within a square and a
half of police headquarters, lu ttic early
part of the evening, bears out the prophesy
of the police and dctecttves that this winter
Is to be a crirpinal one lu Washington.
A shrieking woman, wildly waving her
arms, crying from fear, ami scrambling
from the paemeut, where she had been
thrown, and a fleeing thief, was the spec
tacle presented to several people too
thunderstruck for action, on Fifth street,
between E and F streets, at 5:30 p. m.
MIs3 Clara Burroughs, who lives at No.
013 Seventh street southeast, started from
her place of employment at 5 o'clock, and
walked along F street to FlfUf. The gas
lamps vtcre lighted and the streets were
full of pedestrians.
Close behind her, walked a man, and
by casUng a glance over her shoulder,
the got the impression that he was fol
She turned south at Tifth street and
quickened ber pace. So did the man she
suspected of following her. She hastened
on and broke almost Into a run, wheu her
pursuer followed suit.
At n part of the square where few people
were, the man rnado a rubh from behind,
grauuect me gins poctctbook, which sho
carried In her right hand, threw her vio
lently to the pavement, broke away, ran
through the Tension Office park and es
caped, aided by the darkness and the
amazement of the people who had seen
the attack and theft.
One man started after the fleeing crim
inal, but .be had but llttlo steam in his
legs and soon gavo up the chase. A Met
ropolitan car was passing at Uie time and
a young man hearing Uie screams of the
girl and seeing her frantic efforts to re
tain her feet jumped from the car and
extended aid. lie piloted the victim to
the detective office, where Detectives
Lacy and. Boyd took her statement of
the case and offered their consolation.
HAND CUT AND KNEE HURT.
Her hand was cut by the handle of the
pocketbook which she had endeavored
to retain, and ber dress was badly smeared
with mud from her fall. She was con
siderably agitated. She said that she had
noticed the fellow following her, but
did not think that he contemplated rob
bery. Her loss was not much, the book,
a black leather one, containing only 51
Just listen to the
dealers in butter
and they will have
you paying- high
prices for their so
called fancy marks
they'll tell you all
sorts of stories about
Butterine, but just
stop and consider the
the butter dealers
don't like to see our
on the increase
Butterine is ruining
their business the
simple fact that the
dealers in butter ad
mit that the sales of
Butterine effect the
sales of high-priced
butter is suffi
cient evidence "
our goods ,-Vfe
have a 'a1
deal of merit
by the butter
and you can
cents and a car ticket. The girl limned a
little and she had evidently Injured her
knee, for her dress was cut.
Blie could not tell whether her assail
ant was white or black, because he had
his face muffled up and his hat was pulled
far down. He had the general arpearance
of a tramp and was of medium build.
Her description was so imperfect that
It furnished but a poor clew for the de
tectives to work on. After explaining
the situation and invoking the good of
fices of Lacy and Boyd the young lady was
escorted to a car and started for home.
SENOR PALACIO RETURNED
His New York Escapade andPolice
Court Experience Forgiven.
Venezuela's Secretary of State Ills
llrotlier. Who Thinks tlio Young
Attiiclio Is Sowing Wild Oatn.
People who recall the adventure of
Senor Fombona Palaclo, an attache of
Uie Venezuelan legation, who accosted
a lady on Uie streets of New York without
the formality of an introduction and who"
was riiied in Uio police court Tor that
breach of Uio proprieties of social life,
may perhaps be surprised to learn mat
Senor Palaclo is again in Washington In
his former position. It Is even further
learned that Senor Fombona has been the
subject since Wednesday, the date of his
return, of tlio congratulations of his
friends on his vindication.
The case- was much talked about when
the lady made her complaint, some of
the friends ot Senor Palaclo averring that
the sanctity of the attache, as a roreign
representative, relieved him of all ac
countability for his indiscretion -The New
York magistrate, however, before whom
the case was tried, held that the law about
the divinity which hedges about kings and
attaches was obsolete in the metropolitan
police courts, and Senor Palaclo was
fined. The lady and Uie law were vin
dicated and a precedent was established.
Senor Palaclo returned to Washington.
and some lime afterward left this country
for Venezuela, it being said, in fact, that
he was sent home as the result of the
adventure. It was also expected that he
would stay there. On Wednesday, how
ever, he turned up again, having been
reinstated. It is learned that Senor Fom
bona Palaclo Is the brother of U.e secre
tary of state of Venezuela, and this Is
supposed to account for the milk In the
cocoauut, as they say In the tropics.
The Venezuelan secretary ot state is
credited with regarding the offense of his
relative as a mere youthful folly, and
that the circumstances were much exag
gerated to his disadvantage. It Is also
possible, at least fairly, to be Inferred,
that tho young man, who failed so signally
as a diplomat with strange ladles In New
York, has promised at home to behave
himself In future abroad.
The greatest mind reader and counsellor
In the world, Mary Gordon, tells you all
things and prescribes a proper remedy for
your trouble; can be consulted at ber
parlors on all affairs of life. Now at
029 Thirteenth street northwest. Always
FELT COLD STEEL
Two Probable Murders Out of a
Quartet of Affrays.
ALL VICTIMS OF KNIVES
George Clark Was Stabbed In llueli
and Breast and Milton Williams
May Die of Thrusts In the Abdomen.
One Arrest Made T o Ot hers Bnd
George Clark, colored, lies at Emergency
Hospital with three ghastly and probably
fatal knife wounds in his breast and back,
received In a fight at the corner of
Virginia atenue and Limerick alley, at
9:30 o'clock last night, mid locked in
cell No. 3 of Cherry prison, is Daniel
Stoddard, also colored, charged with the
At the hospital the surgeons gave it as
their opinion at an early hour this morning
that Clark will die. Stoddard, who bears
a reputation as a peaceful man, stoutly
maintains that he did not use a kuire
though he admits having struck Clark
wltii Ills fist ror insulting Ills wife.
Ah Clark, after the scrimmage with
Stoddard was pursued by a mob, tome of
whom crieu, "Kill him, kill him," it is
not at all positive that Stoddard stabbed
thcvlctlm of the row.
STAGGERED INTO THE STATION.
The hand of the clock that does duty
over the head of tho desk sergeant at
police station No. 1 pointed to 10 o'clock
when the green doors of the station burst
open and a man hideously besmeared with
blood and villi streams of the scarlet
fluid gushing from his breast staggered
Into the ofilcc, assisted by his brother,
Horace Clark, Samuel Banks, Joe Loncy
and a squad of colored friends.
The crowd was feverish with excite
ment and some time clapped before the
situation could be explained. The negro
wore nothing but his trousers and a much
torn undershirt, all dyed with blood. He
could stand on his feet only with an effort.
As he leaned on the brass railing facing the
sergeant a flood ot blood rolled over the
It took the men but a moment to grasp
the matter and the now thoroughly faint
man was lifted Into the patrol and Driver
Albert Vernon sent that wagon through
the streets to the hospital as it seldom runs.
ARREST OF STODDARD.
The peoplo who had come to the station
with Clark gavo Desk Scrgt. Espey a
description ot the assailant. Espey knew
who was wanted, rind he and Scrgt. Smith,
after looking throagli probable haunts In
South Washington, arrested Stoddard at
his home. No. 237 Virginia avenue, and
locked bliu up at the station.
There he told his story. He said that his
wife had left the house at a few minutes
to 0 with an old lady named Mrs. Arrod
to escort her home. As she passed off the
front step Clark nccostcii her and applied
epithet to her. She told her husband, and
he going out, said: "What do you mean by
sayiug such things to my wife? She Is a
ladv and don't mix with your crowd!"
Clark responded: "What have yuu got to
do with It, you ?" Clark then baked
off a few feet and began to take off his
coat to fight. Stoddard struck him with
his fist, .Mrs. Stoddard hit him with a
stick and little Lou Stoddard, fourteen
years old. also Joined In the assault. They
chased Clark through the alley. He did
not use a knife. He saw no knife used.
He has been employed as a driver Tor W. S.
Anderson & Co., commission merchants, for
fifteen years, and Is known to the police
of the Fourth precinct ns a sober, Indus
trious and respectable colored man.
WHAT BYSTANDERS SAW.
Albert Shanklm, who was present at the
affair, says that Clark and a number of
friends were standing on the pavement
near the entrance to the alley, when Mrs.
Stoddard cameout. Sue stepped on Clark's
toe and he shoved her, not roughly. Mie
re-entered the house and Sloddard came
forth nitli a glittering butcher knife and
thrustnl Clark A crowd gathered quickly
and he, Shanklln, sought to prolcct Clark.
In the flight through the alley. In which
uiarKanu ins jaunty ntc, iiicmnn answer
ing the description or Stoddard again thrust
He was first taken to Murray's drag
store, corner of Second and 1) streets
southwest, Dr. RrnoVi was sent for, hut
was not in. Dr. Chlids retponded and
ordered the man to bell ken to the hospital.
He was taken to tne station and later to
Fannie Stoddard, wife of the accused
man, stated that when she left her house
Clark addressed profane language to her
and struck her In the fate. He also
struck Lou. Her husband tame out and
the men squared off for a fight. Her
husband hit Clark and she struck him with
a hickory Mick. He ran through the alley
pursued by a mob. Her husband used no
knife. The wounds were made by a long
keen blade and the weapon has not been
STABBED IN THE ABDOMEN.
Milton C. Williams, a colored boy, eigh
teen years old, was stabbed In the abdo
men by an unknown white man, near the
corner or Tenth street and rcniisylt nnia
avenue, last evening, about S o'clock.
Williams, although seriously Injured,
showed remarkable nerve. He walked to
a drug store and telephoned to, the Emer
gency Hospital for un ambulance. At
the hospital he stood In the lull and calmly
waited for the doctors to come down
They found he had an ugly cut In the
alxlomen, from which the blood wnsspurt
Ing In streams. Williams gave his name
as Frank Jones and said be did not live in
the city. Hut from marks on his clothing
his correct name was ascertained.
TOLD A HAZr STORr.
His story of the affair Is rather hazy.
He claims he was walking along Penn
sylvania avenue and when near the corner
of Tenth street he accidentally stepped on
the toe of a white man standing on the
curb. The man without further provoca
tion whipped out a knireand stabbed him.
It was learned that Williams' father is
the steward of the United States Coast
Survey ship Blake and he lives at No. 1220
Twenty-eighth street. The officers at No.
1 who went to the hospital to get a de
scription of his assailant say that he
answers the description of n man wanted
by the officers of No. 3 for snatching
it was saiu at uie nospuai at a mie nour
last night that Williams will not live un
HIS FACE CUT TO PIECES.
At hnlt past 1 o'clock this mornlnng a
white man named Eugene Fljnn, who gave
his residence as 632 II street southeast,
walked Into the Fourtli precinct station
and reported that he had been stabbed by
Dennis Murphy, better know n ns Bat Shea.
Flynn's face was covered with clots of
blood, which had flowed from three wounds
one over the right eye, another on the right
check and n third on the left side of theneck.
He said that out of an old grudgo Bat
Shea quarreled with him last night at
the Schuetzen Park and In the quarrel
stabbed him In tlio places noted with a
Shea was drinking and Flynn had also
been drinking. No arrests were -made.
Bat Shea Is the man who was of the party
In the recent affray at Green's barroom.
THIRD KNIFE VICTIM.
William Rodgers, drunk, with his nose
cut In half and a deep stab between ihe
shoulders, reported a little after midnight
this morning that he had been so muti
lated and stabbed by another colored man
named George Johnson.
Other than Rodgers there were no -witnesses
to the affray, the story being told
by Rodgers himself.
He and George Johnson are lovers of
the same woman, -whose name Rodgers
would not give. She lives, however, In
one of the crick tenements of Dickson's
alley, between H and I streets southeast.
Rodr era suspected that Johnson wnshpinc
entertained last night by this woman who, J
a neighbor paid, la Cella Vlckers. Rodgers
went down to remonstrate with Johnson
and called him out. Rodgers expected to
parley, but Johnson expected ttieruzor or the
pistol, and as soon as 'lie saw who the
cauer was no winpimi out u Knuc anu
made a lunge at Rodgers throat.
CUT HIS N08"E IN HALF.
Rodgers dodged the slash Justsiifficlently
to rectlve the cut on his nose, which was
divided horizontally, the wound extending
across his face.
Being unarmed, be turned to run, when
Johnson followed up -tne first stab with
a plunge of the knife between the shoulders
or the retreating man. Rodgers fell and
Johnson, etldemly thinking he had done
Tor him, fled out toward I street and
Rodgers made his way to the station,
where Clerk Espey seeing ills condition
wanted to send him to. the Emergency Hos
pital, but Rodgers refused to go, and went
back to the Vickcrs woman's house.
The ilerk regarded the wounds as very
serious, but did not think that death would
In the alley the people professed to know
nothing about the affray, and said that
they knew nothing ot Rodgers or Johnson
or any disturbance at all.
No arrests were made, the Wounded man
returning for treatment to the house where
the cuttlug took place,-
Eev. Samuel F. Smith Succumb3
to Heart Disease.
He tVnsu XntU oof Boston mid (Inidu-
nted From Ilartnrd "With Oliver
Boston, Nov. 1C Tht Rev. Dr. Samuel
F. Smith, the aulhor of "America," died
suddenly or heart disease In the Emergency
Hospital, about O o'clock (his afternoon.
Dr. Smith was on ids way to Hyde Park,
where he hail an engagement to preach
tomorrow. He wasstrkkenillwlilleinthe
New Vorknnd jfew Englati'd Rail wuydepot.
He was afterwards removed to the
hospital, where he died.
Dr. Smith was born In Boston October
21, 180y, Graduating from the public
schools, he entered Harvard at the age of
seventeen, graduating in '29, with Oliver
n endall Holmes. From Cambridge he went
to the Audover Theological Seminary, and
It was while there he wrote the words of
thev hvmn "America whirl, lma ,nr.aM
liiiu so famous throughout the world. In
ioo ue necauie pastor ot the village
church In Watcrvllle, Me. "-bc
Eight tears later lie moved to Newton
Centre. Mass., where he lias since lived.
He was Tor set en years editor of the
Christian Review, and until July, 1851,
he was pastor of the Baptist Church In
Newlon Centre, then for fifteen years was
tuniin;ini mm me lurcign missionary
work of the church, scrying in the secre
tary's department. He was a mostaccom
Slsticd scholar, hating read and studied
wks In fifteen dlfrerenR languages, and
nail written many books and other hymns
Dr. Smith had traveled extensively
abroad and in his na U u country.
In September. 189-hc celebrated the
sixty-first anniversary of his marriage
.and was the recipient. c; a i grand puhUc
testimonial in Music Hall In recognition
ot his authorship ot ."America" on his
eighty-fifth birthday. ' - ..
The funeral will prols-fbly be held in the
First Baptist Church, JN'Owton Center, 6u
Wednesday next. s- - - '
TIIEY HOWLED FOR LDEGEIl.
Aiitl-Si'inltcs Miikc'iui Cnronr In tho
Vienna, Nov. 10. In the loner house
of the RcUhsrath today the anti-Semites
apd, Clericals violently attacked the gov
ernment fordissolving the Vienna municipal
council, owing to the re-election of Dr.
Luegcr, the noted anti-Semite leader In
the Reidisrath, as burgomaster, and con-
renueu mat the government s action was
Count Badcnl, the prline minister; Herr
Gleir-pach, minister of dutit and Herr
Lclehur Wlcheliu, minister of agriculture,
justified the measure, which was also sup
ported by oneCoiisenathf. Tlireepronn
nmt Liberals, llerren Kopp, Suess, and
Meiigcr also defended the legnlltv of Ihe
government's action, contending that after
Dr. Luigcr's demogogio actlvitv it was
iniDOSfslble that he f-ontrl 1m. filtiMl to fill
the office or burgomaster
Dr. LucgeriiiadcaIengIhrrrSonsc. His
language was Ironical and aggressive, fol
lowing the keynote ot "It 1 tad tolerated
the robberies ot great capitalistc noliocly
would hate raised objections to im selec
tion for the office, but becauof I desire
to defend the indeieiidence of the people I
am deemed lncapahleot holding theoflice."
He concluchsl by making a vehement at
tack uiioii the Hebrews mid Magjars.
The crowd in the public galleries ap
plauded Ilr. Lueger with frenzy. The presl
iJentotthecliamlKT vainly tried tocheckthe
furore, which lasted for several minutes.
The scene was unpri'cedcntcd i"i the Aus
trian parliament. Women waved their
handkerchiefs an 1 men their hats, at tbe
same time crying, "Long live Luegcr." at
the top or their voice's. After theirtolces
were spent the crowd left tbe chamber
ENGINEER THOMl'SOX BLAMED.
Held ItespoiMlldn for Loss of Life by
the Holler Explosion.
Detroit, Jlleh., Nov. 10. The grand Jury,
which yesterday started an Investigation
of the Lameel street boiler explosion, this
afternoon returned an indictment against
Thomas M. Thompson, the engineer In
charge'of the boilers operating tho Journal
plain, charging him nji manslaughter
in havlrg caused the death ot HatllcUlllcr,
one of the victims of the disaster.
Engineer Thompson was brought to
coutt from Grace Hospital and arraigned.
His attorneys asked tor twenty dajs In
which to plead to the Indictment, which
was granted, and the prisoner was re
turned to the hospital.
Ex-Marshnl Vinson Acquitted.
Huntington, W.'Va., Nov. 10. The jury
In the case of S. S. Vinson, ex-United
Slates marshal, charged with the killing
of James Frizzell at a political meeting
one year ago, after being out twenty min
utes tonight returned a verdict of not
North Carolinians Win.
Charlotte, N. C, Nov. 16. In the game
ot football here today between the teams
ot the University of North Carolina and
the A. and M. College ot Virginia, the
former won on a score of 2B to C.
Mine. Do La Hue's Sale.
I am completely broken down answer
ing the numerous Inquiries regarding tbo
prices of Madam De la Rue's goods.
The quality of the goods Is higher than
has ever been offered before at a sacrifice
Laces marked at $1.C0 'a yard, selling
price, I sold at 23c. I sold $5 worth ot
artificial flowers at 25c. Passementerie
trimmings marked $5 a yard I sold at 50o
I am compelled to continue this sale, dur
ing this coming week, positively tbe last.
Remember, Satpstag can quote no prices, as
tbe ladles genera) -r make their own at this
sale. SAMUEL'SAMSTAG, Manager, C03
E street northwest.
TVorklngmen's Library Meeting.
The Workingmea's Library and Bureau
of Labor will meet tomorrow at 8 o'clock
p. ni. In the committee-room of or
ganized labor at Tho Times building.
N. T. Board of Health on Wine.
Dr. Janes, of the Now York Board of
"I take great pleasure'ln testifying to
tho superior qualities ofi-the Port WIno
produced by Albert Sneer tif New Jersey.
After a prolonged trial I recommend It as
nsu potior wine tor tbe sick and debilitated."
It is kept In casks to a great age before
bottling, and though higher In prtee, is
far superior and mure reliable than other
TJfiKS WADED IH BLOOD
Eight Hundred Armenian Chris
tians Massacred at Harpoot.
MISSION HOUSES BUfiNED
Indescribable Suffering Among the
Surviving I'opulatlnii Thousands
of Women and Children Homeless,
Naked and Sturvlng Four Thou
sand Killed In One Syrian DlMrlct.
Constantinople, Nov. 1C The victims
of the massacre at Harpoot number 800.
Eight of the twelve buildings belonging to
the American missionaries were sacked
and burned. The missionaries escaped
anil are now safe.
There Is great distress and desolation In
the vicinity and thousands arc destitute.
The report that rour Jcsuiffathcrs who
were under French protection had been
killed during the riots at Maltla, was
untrue. When the disturbances at Maltla
liegau the priests took refuge In the house
of a prominent Turkish resident, under
whose protection they nave since been.
It Is stated that 400 Sottas have been
arrested recently In Constantinople. Vari
ous rumors are In circulation as to the
reason for these arrests, but nothing deri-
uue is Known.
CONFIRMED Bl DR. II WIGHT.
Boston, Nov. lfi. The rollowing cable
message has been received by the American
Board from Rev. H. O. Dwight of Con
stantinople, by way of Phlllppopolls:
"Five hundred were killed in Harpoot,
eight of twelve mission buildings burned;
missionaries lltes sparctl; houses stripped;
Turks will re-gard this as test or intention
of United States to defend missions. No
missionaries anywhere killed; villages
everywhere" desolated; people naked and
starving. Instant help."
The buildings destrojed are estimated to
be worth Irom $75,00i to $100,(100. Har
poot is a city in Armenia 200 miles south
west of Eijteroum, about twenty miles
east or the Euphrates. Its chief import
ance lies In its position. It is the center of
a large number of villages covering an ex
tended plain and constituting the only sec
tion of Armenia where the Armenians can
fairly claim to constitute a majority of
tbe population. As such it has been for
many years the most important and suc
essml station of the A. li. C F. M. in
eastern Turkey. The- city Itself has a large
Turkish population, but the plain Is almost
entirely Armenian. It Is the seat of Eu
London, Nov. 1(1. The representative of
the United Press at Constantinople reortR.
under the date of November 13, that at U
o'cloelr oil the evening of Novcmlier 14,
Mr. M. A. Jewett, United States consul at
Sivas. sent a te-Iegariu to United States
Minister Terrell, lnioriiilng him that In the
disturbances which bad taken placeat Slvas
a 00 Armenians and ten Turks bad been
killed and that according to olficalreiiorts
a large body ot Kurds were then approach
ing the town.
Mr. Jewett gave no details of the dbv
orcu-rj, but, tlio discrepancy lojiteja
-shows teat the Turkish allegations that
Armenians were the aggressors oro"abso-
mieiy untrue ana tuat tue Armenians were
Minister Terrell has nlsn rereitpil a
dispatch from Harpoot, In the Pnshallk of
uiutotJKir, aim sixty nines wesi -norm-west
ot the city of that name. The dis
patch is dated Not ember 13, and says that
in the massacre ot CliristiHus at that place
BOO persons were killed. Eight ot the
twelve missionary buildings, situated wlth-
iu ene missionary comiiouiiu, or enclosure,
were burned Th missionaries themselves
were spared, but many ot the occupants
of the burned buildings were killed.
In the buildings within the enclosure
comprising the missionary quarters were
twelve Armenians with their families, and
300 theological students, and there were
also conducted within the compound a
ladies' seminary. The houses remaining
In the place were stripped of everything of
value and the country in the vicinity
laid waste. Stores ot provisions and
clothing" were destrojed or carried away
and tue utmost destitution prevails.
THOUSANDS NAKED AND STARVING.
Thousands of men, women and children,
who were alre-ady dependent for food upon
the stores in the missionary buildings,
are homeless, naked and staning, noth
ing hating been sate'd either from the
burned buildings or those that wcro not
burned. The Mussulmans destroyed every
thing they could not carry away.
A elesjiatch from Mardiu, in the Pasha
lik of Dlarbcklr, dated Novcmlier 13.
says the inhabitants of the villages- burned
lu that vicinity are In the direst need of
food and clothing and many are dying
from starvation and exjiosure.
It is stated In despatch!" from per
fectly reliable authority that In the Syrian
district or Guruuden -1,000 men, women
nnd children have been killed and many
others arc suffering from wounds and
lack of medicines, food and clothing.
Rome, Nov. IB. Despatches rroiu Isk
nndrun. also known as Alexdrclta. a sea
port town of northern Syria, report a mas
sacre or Christians In that vicinity. It Is
said that 300 Turkish soldiers witnessed
the slaughter, but made no attempt to
assist the victims. Tho European resi
dents or the place are in a state ot great
uiarui. Aiiey are in constant rear or an
attack from the Mussulman portion of
LATJRADA IN" CUSTODY.
Alleged Filibustering Yneht Seized
Charleston S. C, Nov. 16. The steam
yacht Laurada while lying at her dock
here today was seized by the United States
authorities on a charge of having broken
the neutrality laws. l'esterday, libel
Erocecdlngs were begun against the ship
y Messrs. Trenholm, Rhcit, and Miller, on
behalf of Messrs. John E. Kerr & Company
or New l'ork, and the proceedings today
are not unexpected.
This morning the Inspector ot customs,
acting under orders from Collector Bryan,
w eut down to the wharf and formally took
fiossession of the vessel in tho name of
he national government.
Collector Bryan absolutely declined to
discuss the matter, and the extent of the
Information possessed against the vessel
Is not known.
Capl. Hughes ot the Laurada also de
clines to talk at length. He says that he
denies aboluteIy the charge that his boat
has engaged in filibustering or that she
has broken the neutrality laws. The sto
ries to that effect, ho says, were started
by Spanish sailors who wished to Injure
him and tbe vessel. Lawyers here say
that many complications ot a most inter
esting nature will grow out ot the case
should tbe libel be sustained, for then the
question of prior claim between tho gov
ernment nnd the libellants will arise.
The case Is to be pushed in tho courts
as rapidly as possible.
Fatal Shooting Affray.
Corry, Pa., Nov. 16. Four tramps held
up Hans Anderson, a Swede, at How
ard's tannery at 10 o'clock tonight. An
derson resisted and was fatally shot. One
of the robbers was shot through the leg
by Anderson. The wounded tramp and a
companion were captured and officers
are in pursuit or the others. Anderson
Tor Theft of a Razor.
George Brown, a colored boy. seventeen
years of age, was arrested yesterday after
noon by Officer Carson and locked up at
No. 2 station, for the larceny or a valuable
razor from George Moore, at 708 O
l!uriTNl to Death.
Bcranton, Pa, Nov. 16. Mrs. Joseph
Green was burned to death today In her
home in tho Green Ridge section of the
city. While partially disrobed her cloth
lng caught fire. Before help reached her
she was so badly burned that she died
Willi being taken to the hospital.
INTERRED IN ELMWOOD.
Funeral of tho Lnto Commnnder Hey
eriiinii Takes I'lnco In Detroit.
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 10. The body of the
late Commander Oscar F. Heyerroan, U.
S. N., reaches! Detroit at 2 o'clock this
afternoon, unattended by any friend or
relative. The remains were met by Col.
J.T. Sterling and Companions of the Loyal
Legion and conveyed toChrlst P. E. Church,
where the service was read by the rector.
Rev. Joseph II. Johnson, assisted by Rev.
Louis A. Arthur, chaplain of the Loyal
Legion, which was present.
The acllte pallbearers were eight ser
geants from Fort Wayne, detailed by Col.
Snyder. The honorary pallbearers were
Commander Meade, Lieut. Commander
Davenport, Capt- ltearney and Capt. Allen
ot the Loyal Legion, John Chester and
Fred Delano. The Interment was at Elm
wood. Mrs. Stanton's Gratitude1.
New York, Nov. 10 Mrs. Elizabeth
Stanton has received on Uie occasion of
her eightieth birthday so many kind mes
sages that she finds It Impossible to
acknowledge tlie-ni individually, much as
she would like to do so, and takes this
nians of sincerely thanking her numerous
friends for their gracious att'-ntiou.
REBELS TWICE VICTORIOUS
Matagas Captures a Spanish Col
onel and Kills Siity Soldiors.
He-go Defeat a Spanish Column and
Tn kif.I'rl-onT .send -Them Ruck
After Treating Them Kindly.
Key West, Fla., Nov. 10 The steamer
Olivette to-nrght was packed to her utmost
with Culsin passengers, many or whom
stop over in this cily. Some or the pas
sengers report that Gomez and Mateo have
passed from Camaguey to Las Villas dis
trict, crossed the La Troclia, as they term
The insurgent Matagas, with S00 men,
had an engagement with the Spanish troops
near Clenga Zapatos, province of Matanzas.
The S-ikinish colonel was wounded and cap
tured and sixty ot his men killed. Tne
insurgents lost tweiity-tlvc, killed and
Tlie Insurgents Iiave fired the towns of
Savanllla and I'ajuara. It is reported
that the fidbusterlng expedition that left
here Monday has landed lu Las Villas
New Tork, Nov. 1C Advices at the
Cuban headquarters in this city ore to the
effect that on the 31st ultimo there was a
serious engagement on the sugar estate
"Cantabria," district of Cieufuegos, be
tween a Spanish column and a rebel party
under Col. Alfred Rego. The fight lasted
more than two hours, the insurgents ob
taining a great victory oter the Span
The rebels took sixteen prisoners, two
of them very badly wounded. Col. Rego
after dressing the wounds of the two
soldiers sent a letter to the Spanish chief
asking him to apjioint a coniuilvdon that
would come for the prisoners, who were
delivered rree to the said commission.
The Rerge-ant and the other fifteen
prisoners wrote a letter to the Cuban
leader acknowledging his generosity and
notiilltr unit thnnklnir him for the same.
liBBjtment the Insurgents toosn
diruiu uie ojuuiarui ieiiej-t-iue guiis jiuu
a great quantity omnlniunttlon. -
CITY HALL SETTLING.
Chicago's Public- Building Cracked
From Cellar to Rroof.
Chicago, Nov. 10. City employes in the
city ball were alarmed this morning by
the discovery that the great building, which
cost millions, was settling rapidly. Big
cracks have appeared through tho center,
up tbcsldes and tbrougb the window ledges.
HOllllEH RUSSELL AHHESTED.
Escaped From Ludlow Street Jul,
Hut Caught In Ilcdgluui.
New Tork, Nov. 10. Chier I'ostofflce
Inspector John E. Ashe received today
from Belgium a photograph of the man
who was recently arrested and held at
Bruges, on suspicion of heirs one of the
thre-e notorious postotflce robbers wLo es
caped from Ludlow street jail on July 4
last, while awaiting examination before
United States Commissioner Shield.
Chief Ashe fully Identified the photo
graph as that of Harry Russell. TLe two
men captured with Russell In Bruges arc
not Kllluran and Allen.
Immediate steps will be taken by the
Secretary of State to apply to the Belgian
government for the extradition of Rus
sell and as soon as the oificldl papers arc
prepared they will be sent to Belgium In
chargeof a postoff lev Inspector anda United
States deputy marshal.
SEVEN HELD FOR MURDER.
Coroner Acts In the Chicago Detective
Chicago, Nov. 16. The inquest over tho
remains of Frank White, who was killed
by detective agency men. while assisting
bis brother. Clarence, to get out of town,
was reopened by the coroner this after
noon. The Jury returned-a verdict holding to the
grand Jury without ball, for murder, seven
of the men, including already held and as
accessory to murder before the fact, Charles
A. McDonald,.superintendentof the agency.
TWELVE HUNDRED IN" rEHIL.
Emigrant Steamer Aslioro on tho
Coast of Morocco.
London, Nov. 10. Tbe Italian steamer
Solferino, from Genoa and Naples for Rio
Janeiro, is ashore at Ccuta, Morocco, sev
enteen miles from Gibraltar.
The Solferino has 1,200 emigrants on
board. The vessel was built In 1S81 at
New Castle, England, nnd belongs to th
Italian Central Navigation Company.
The Citizens Turned Out "En Mnse."
M. Dyrenforth & Po.'s great Factory
Sale of Suits and Overcoats began yesterday
at thfiir store, 621 Pennsylvania avenue.
800 suits and 1,200 overcoats direct from
their factory In Newark, N. J., are placed
on sale at prices lower than the average
wholesale cost. A fortunate cloth pur
chase enables them to sell a choice of these
800 suits In cheviots casslmeres and
worsteds ror SS the identical qualities
that sell elsewhere for $12.50. Also a
choice or the entire lot or overcoats In
Melton Kersey and Heaver for$0 cannot
be duplicated elsewhere under S13. These
garments have been placed on separate
tables anil extra salesmen will be on hand
to serve jou. Don't miss this opportunity.
nigh Tariff MoKlnley Interferes
He has already stated his Intention to
appoint delegates to the national conven
tion who will be Tor Billy first, last and
all tho time. But McKlnley cannot inter
fere with the custom-made sails and over
coats which we are selling at less than
halt their original measaied price. To
morrow we will sell a few choice suits and
overcoats, made by leading merchant
tailors, comprising the latest shades
of domestic and Imported fabrics, at rol
lowing prices:. Fine, custom-made suits or
overcoats at $8, $10, $12. and $10, none
or which were made to order ror less than
$20 to $35; pants rrom $2.C0 to $3, which
were made to order ror more than double
Bear lu mind, that all these garments are
made by rirst-class merchant tailors, and
were either misrits or uncalled for. MISFIT
CLOTHING PARLORS, 407 Seventh street
INTO AN ABYSS
Street Car Plunges Over i
Drawbridge at Cleveland.
THIRTEEN WERE KILLED
Only Two of the III-Fated Pas
VIADUCT 120 FEET HIGH
Careles.sne-s of tho Conductor, Who
Also FcTlMiieil, Responsible for the
Castrophe Saw Danger Signal Dis
played Indicating That the Draw
Ww Open, Yet Motioned Ihe Motor
mnii to Come on Lntter Also Dis
regarded Signals Until It Was Too
Lato and tho Car Was Rushing
Down the Incline Then He Jumped
nnd Disappeared Two Passengers
Also Sat wl Themselves by Jnnipluj
From the Hear Platform Car
Crastied Through Safety Gnu-, and
Toppled Oterlnto the Itlter Splin
tered to Pieces on a Projection and
All Its Iliiinan Fre-lght Hurled Into
Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 10. A rrightrul
accident, by which thirteen people lost
their lives, oe-curred in the heart or tbo
city ibis evening. Owing to the criminal
and still uncxplalnable carelessness or a
street car conductor, a car well rilled with
people took an awtul plunge or 120 reet
rrom the center draw of the Central
Viaduct Into the dark waters of Cuyahoga
Among the dead identified up to mid
Miss Martha Sauernhelmer and Mrs. John
Sauernheimer, her sister-in-law, ot No.
164 Merchant avenue.
Bessie Davles, ot Noyes street, is mlseirg;
she was traced to the car and is supposed
to be among tbe dead.
John Hoffman, the conductor, and Cart
Lenbcne..a slxteen-jcarold boy, .who had
a ticket Id bis pocket from London, Canada,
torVictorla, British" Columbia. .
Bessie Davics,-ncbooi teacher, of Noyc
street, nineteen years old.
Henry IV. Mecklenburg, tailor, 18 Mary
street, thirty-eight years old.
Harry W. Horster, clerk at tbe Root A
McUride Co., 01 Mentor avenue, twenty
five years old.
James McLaughlin, printer, No.77 Trow
bridge avenue, thirty-five years.
John Sorrcnger and George Ross were tho
men who Jumped off the platform.
Pat Rooney was taken out of the river
alive but badly injured.
The accident occurred at 7:35 o'clock.
The Central Viaduct is a long stone and '
iron structure which crosses tbe Valley
Railroad and the Cayaboga River and con
nects Jennings avenue on tbe south side
with Central avenae on the east. Tho
bridge Is 120 feet above the river.
The draw was open for a tug drawing
a schooner jvhlch was about lo pa be
neath the bridge. As usual the gates
were closed on both sides of the draw and
danger lights were displayed to guard
against accidents. An electric car was
seen coming along from the East towards
Uie South Side, but Cuptuln Char!s Bren
nan, who has charge or Ihe bridge, had no
thought of danger, as the usual precautions
had been oLserved.
The car was one of the Cedar and Jen
nings avenue branch of the B'g Consoli
dated Line, and bad fifteen passengers. a
conductor and ruotorman aboard. At what
Is known as ihe "derailing switch," some
two hundred feet from the- draw, the con
ductor mechanically alighted as Is the
wont of all conductors at this point tose
f a" was right. The car carte to a stand
still and the motorman waited for orders.
The conductor, for some unaccountable
reason, failed to see thu red signal of dan
ger or the closed gates, or perhaps custom
made him careles. and he sigualeil to the
motorman, John Rogers, to come ahead.
AOL- luoioiiuau eurneu on tne electric cur
rent, the conductor Jumped aboard the
car, and nt considerable speed the vehicle
lic-arcd the death-trap. Whv ihe motor
man did not see the danger lights or tha
closed gates sooner than he did will al
ways remain n mystery, but the fact re
mains that be did not.
ON THE DOWN GRADE.
Nearer and nearer came the car to the
awful abyss. A few feel rrom the draw
It dawned upon the motorman that It
was opeu. With a speed born or despera
tion he threw the handle and applied the
brakes. The bridge captain, seeirg the
approaching car, snouted like a mad man.
but it availed nothing.
The car was alreany on the down grado
to the draw, and the brakes would not
hold the car ou the slippery rails. Tbe
motorman, realizing his darger. Torsook
the precious cargo he was hauling, and
with a wild cry leaped off the trout plat
form, ran down the viaduct In the direc
tion ot Central avenae and disappeared la
At the same time two male passengers
Jumped off the rear platform and escaped
deatn as by a miracle. The car reached
the closed iron gates and In an Instant tLe
crash of snapping Iron and breaking glass
was heard. This alarmed the conductor,
who had stepped inside, and he was seen
to make a dash for tbe rear door, but was
A second later the car swayed on theedga
ot the awful space, steadied for an Instant
as though In a frantic endeavor to main
tain lu equilibrium, and toppled over.
There was an agonizing chorus of screams
and In an instant all was quiet.
INTO THE RIVER.
The car struck upon a projection of
piles in the abutment beneath the draw,
then turning and collapsing. It fell Into
the dark river below, scattering Its pas
sengers In nil directions and breaking tbo
tow line between the tug and schooner that
A lew suppressed groans were heard
by tbe men who happened to be on the
clocks below. Men from tbe bridge abote
and from the docks, who had witnessed
the accident called to tho men on the tug
to pick up tbe people, but only two pas
sengers, one man and one woman, wcrt
Tbe news or the accident spread rapidly
and In a few minutes n flrcLoat, six am
bulances, six dead wagons and a squad of
policemen wcro on band. The injured
man and woman were taken to a hospital
and the work ot rescuing the bodies was
taken up. One by one they were found
and taken to undertaking establishment!
In different parts of tho city, as Cleve
land has no morgue.
The work of identification was extreroelj
slow. Late at night when the Southsldi
residents beard of the catastrophe and
when they began to realize that their Iov
ones bad not yet returned home, the under
taking establishments were telephoned anf
visited. Revcrnl or tbe bodies being idenU
fled before midnight.
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