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WASHINGKTOST, WEDNESDAY HOTtOTtfG AUGrTJST 18, 1897 EIGrHT PAGrES.
SHUT OF MIL
HELD FOR AGO HANSOM
A Little Boy Stolen and $3,000
Demanded for His Return.
AfDAY ON THE KLONDIKE.
PLOTTING FOR 1! THRONE
Troubles of the Korean King and
His Washington Minister.
-Paris Evening Paper Hints
LIKE THE CHARLEY ROSS CASE
YE P03I CHIN IN BAD FAVOR
REPORTER UP A TREE
Did the Count of Turin Cunningly
Yt"ear a Shirt of MnilV-Why Did
the Prince's Sword Bend? Side
lights Thrown on the Duel nt
"With burlesque enterprise that inusthavj
made the New York World and Journal
bhuildiT with envy, the Paris evening
Journal, Le Soir. claimed to have had a
reporter up a tree, disguised as a forester,
to report the duel.
ThisNieodemus-like scribe hints that the
Count of Turin pave the merry Ila, Ha to
the other titled paretic by wearing either
a stiffly starched shirt-front or elbe-a
genuine latest style, drop stitched coat of
mall with reinforced neck band and cutts
If the Count did this thing, he erred. He
shouldn't have done it.
Srrictly according to the code, mail shirts
are barrf-d in France, Virginia and in Kcn-
tucky, -with Klondike still to hear from.
While awaiting the actual truth in the
matter, smart Washlngtonians are attend
4ng the greatest and grandest of Furniture
Bales ever held in the South Slayer &
Pettlt make this claim, and their word Is
their bond Their great double stores and
annex, 415-117 Seventii streat. are rushed,
crowded, parted with the flower of Wash
ington's nobility-the great sovereign
The Illinois Republican Associa
tion Auont to Disband.
HAS OUTLIVED ITS PURPOSE
For Thirty Years It Das Worked in
- the Party's. Cnnoe, Hut the Presl-
dent'a Firm Attitude on the Civil
Service Question Huh Destroyed
Its Usefulness to Its Member,.
The Illinois Republican Association of
Washington will disband at its nctt meet
ing, September 9, bacaus its members are
dlssatibtled with the firm attitude of the
Administ ration on the civil (service ques
tion. - The association, has been- In existence
more than thirty years, and has reudered
considerable berrtce to the Republican
Its object is to aid the patty by tlie
"distribution of literature, by correspondence
to the local papers throughout Illinois, and
sending voters home to cabt their ballots.
It has been instrumental in sending from
200 to 600 voters to Illinois at each elec
tion At present the association has about
100 active members, but there are from
300 to r00 cltfcc-ns of Illinois' employed
by the Government in Washington, who
aie nominally members. The association
has In past years taken a leading position
In 1884 Its members raised more than
51,200 tor the purple of entertaining the
Illinois Press Association. In 1892 the
association entertained the governor of
Illinois and gave a reception in his honor,
sending a delegation to Gettysburg to meet
him. Tlie reception to Gov. Tanner during
Inaugural week last Marchvasone of the
roost notable social events of the week.
More thau 1,500 people attended.
The disaffection has been caused by the
dilferent heads of Government bureaus
who Irate returned applications for ap
pointments and promotions indorsed by the
association, because they discloied the
lolltical belief of the applicants. The
members Fay they believe that i hen such
a thing happens it is time to disband and
cease their efforts for the party. Trere
is a strong feeling among the members
that they gain nothing by belonging to
the ns.-oclatIon, and many believe the
memberbhip does them a positive Injury.
L. C. Ferrell. Senator Culloin's private
.secretary, is president of the association
. and has been a member for fifteen years
O. J. Ricketts is secretary.
THE WIT-SON MURDER.
Police Cannot Understand the
Brutality of the Assassins.
Philadelphia, Aug. 17. Even the police
cannot understand the fury of the men who
murdered William C. Wilson, bookworm,
The ualinunity they exhibited is utterly
inexplicable. In Mr. Wilson's circulating
library, at No. 1117 Walnut street, in the
very heart of the city, they walled ror
his return from dinner.
The shadows deepened in the corner,
the long rows of books looked solemnly
down upon the murderers, the sound Of
voices and passing wagons came in flora
the street, but the nerves of the men who
lurked there were of bteel, they were un
affected; they Just waited.
At length WHson returned; the wolves
sprang upon the weak old man. They
parrottcd him with a towel; then, with
unheard-of ferocity, beat in his head and
crushed Ills breast.
The body was found at 8 o'clock.
A towel was tied tightly around his
throat, his temples were crushed In by a
hammer, the handle of which bore his
name; $300 that had been in his pocket
It is believed that three men were con
cernod in the murder, as a trio of them
were teen going from the rear of the build
ing shortly before the tragedy w.-is dis
covered. Murdered In a Saloon.
Chicago, Aug. 1 7. Maggie Canton, seven
teen vcars old, was shot in the left temple
and instantly killed at 3 o'clock this morn
ing. The murderer, who is supposed to
be James Murphy, escaped. The murder
was committed in Felix Worsts saloun,
- at 335 Laurel street. Tho police have
bee.s unable to learn the cause of the
Camp meeting at Raudle Park, Congress
Heights, every evening. Take nowelectric
cars from Navy Yard Bridge. aalO-l-it
Very Nice Fioorinjr $1.5l per 100 ft.
Freak Libbey & Co.. 6th and N. Y. ave.
Kldnnpers Warn tlie Father to Keeii
the Matter From the Police or He
Would Never See His Child Alive
He Does Not, However, Heed the
Albany, N T., Aug. 17.-A kidnaping
case -which rivals that of Charlie Roes
has developed here. Yesterday morning
the five-j ear-old son of Michael J. Con
way, who lives at 09 Colonie street, dis
appeared. The police have been unable
to obtain any clew to his whereabouts or
to his abductors. Tho affair is shrouded
in the deepest mystery, and even now the
lad's parents would be at a loss to ac
count for his absence rrom home had not
the principals in the plut unfolded their
ph'us to tlie boy's father and demanded a
ransom of $3,000 and absolute secrecy
under tin pat to kill the boy and the
father it these conditions were not com
plied with The circumfctances surround
ing young Conway's disappearance follow
closely nearly every detail attending the
kidnaping of Charlie Ross, and young
Conway's abductors appear to have been
close btudeuts of this world-wide mys
Michael J. Conway, the lad's father, is
the night train dlpncher at West Albany,
in the employ of the New 1'ork Central
and Hudson River Company, l'eslcrday
morning he returned to his home after hla
night's duties and ate breakfast as usual
with his family, comprising hib wife and
three children. After breakfast the father
retired and the boy was allowed to go
into the street and play. He left the house
bhortly after S o'clock. Two hours after
ward Mrs. Conway answered a ring of the
door-bell. A boy, fourteeu years old and
poorly diessed, was standing there with a
letter address-id to Mr. Conway:
Mrs. Conway took it to her Inisband'b
room and read its contents, which are aa
"August 16, 1897.
Mr. Conway: Your little Iniy, John,
has been kidnaped, and when you receive
this word he will be a safe distance from
Albany, and where he could not be found
in one hundred years, lour child will he
returned to you on payment of $3,000,
provided you pay the monej tonight and
btrictly obey the following directions:
Put the monej In a package and send it
by a man jou can tru-st to tlie lane going
up the hill a few teet south of the Troy
road first toll-gate; Just off the road on
this lane there Is a tree with a big trunk.
Have the man put the package on the
south side of the tree and at once come
away and come hack to jour house. We
want the money left at the spot at 8:15
o'clock tonight. See that no one is with
the man jou send, and that no one follows
him, or you will never look on your little
It you say a word of this to any one
outside of your family and the man you
send with the money, or if you take any
steps to bring it to the attention of the
police, you will never see jour child again,
for if any one knows of it we will not
take the risk of returning him, but will
lea-e him to bis fate. If you ohoy our
Instructions In every respect j-ou will re
ceive word within two hourb after the
money has been left where you can go and
get your boy safe and sound. We have
been after this thing for a long time We
know our business and can beat all the
police in America We are after the
money, and it j-ou do what you are told
no barm will come to jour boy; but it
you fall to do what we tell you or do
anjablng we tell you not 4o do, you will
never look on your child again, as sure
as there Is a God In heaven. We know
you have the money In the hank and that
the hank closes at 2 o'clock, and we must
have it tonight. Eo get on time. Don't
tell them why you draw It out; you can say
you are buying property if you wish, for
this must be between j"ou and us, if you
want your boy back alive.
Remember the case of Charlie Ross, of
Philadelphia. His father did not do as he
was told, but went to the police and then
spent five times as much as he could have
got him back for, but never came hlsllttle
boy to the day of his death. A word to
the wise Is enough.
Now, understand us plainly; get the
money from the bank in time. Don't open
your lips to any one and send by a trustj'
man to the place we say, at 8:15 tonight.
He wantb to he sure that no one sees him
put the package there, so there may le
no possible danger of nnj' one else get
ting it. Then within two hours you shall
have word from us where your little boy
is. Every move you make will be known
to us, and if you attempt any crooked
Work with us, say gcodby to j-our boj'
and look out for yourself, for we will
meet jou again when jxu don't expect
it. Do as wo tell j-ou and all will be
well and we will deal straight with you.
If jou make tlie least crooked move you
will regret It to the day of your death.
It you want to have j-our little boy
back bate and sound, keep yourllps bhut
and do exactly as you are to'd. It you
Tail to obey every direction you will have
one child less. Yours truly,
THE CAPTAIN OF THE GANG.
The letter was written In a good, clear
hand, on four sheets of what Is known -is
"composition paper." The writing is
underscored in many place., and while the
punctuation is bad, it was evidently pre
pared by a person of more than ordinary
Mrs Conway became hysterical, while
her husband, disregarding all the warnings
of the letter, Immediatelj set out to look
for his boy. He sought In vain for some
trace of the missing child. The lad had
disappeared without any of the neighbors
remembering when they had seen him last.
After vainly trying for hours to ascer
tain the boy's whereabouts Mr. Conway
visited police headquarters in the after
noon and acquainted Acting Chief David
son of the facts, giving him the letter he
Capt. Davis advised Mr. Conway to go
to the bank. He did so, shadowed by a de
tcctlvc, but nothing developed. Mr. Con
way then returned home and found his
wife In a seiious condition. She became
quieter when she learned that the police
had taken charge of the affair.
Meanwhile Detective Mead liad a confer
ence with the acting chief and the detec
Uves and entlie force of police were soon
scouring the citj. Several volunteer par
ries also Joined in the search, and one of
them took along a rope. It would have
gone hard with the abductors had any of
the citizens' committee found them. The
search proved a fruitless one, however.
Mr. Conway, on the advice of the au
thorities, followed the Instructions about
the placlngof the package at the time and
Continued on Second Page.
The Fiue.st llMncb Boards .gl per
100 tu Ubbey & Co. , 6th and N- Y. ave.
OPEMIBS NUKE II OFFER
Willing to Grant Miners g wo
thirds of Their Demands.
SEND WORD TO RATCHFORD
He Does Not Thiulc the Strikers
Will Accept Anything Less Tluin
the 15 Cent Increase Hanna
Fenis the Effect of the Strike
on the Ohio Election.
Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 17. Telegrams
were sent from here this evening to the
Pennsylvania mines, controlled bj- tweu-tj"-five
of the leading coal operators, or
dering that the mines be opened and opera
tions begun Immediately at an advance
of 10 cents per ten to the miners.
This decision was taken today by the
operators who were In conference here all
of Monday and Tuesday. Ninetj'-eightper
cent of all the coal operators were rep
resented. The meeting was called at the instance
of certain of the executive officers of the
Republican national committee, who hoped
that p n amicable settlement of the strike
between opeiators and miners could be
obtained. The suggestion of the Repub
lican managers was that, if necessary to
secure a settlement, the operators should
make a complete Furrender and grant the
15 cent Increase demanded. The opera
tors resolved to offer the miners an in
crease of 10 cents per ton, making the
price paid per ton 64 cents.
The miners demand 69 cents. The offer
slimed by the coal operators was ent to
President Ratchford, at Columbus. Tues
day he gave this answer: "I do not think
that the miners will accept anything less
than the 15-cent increase. We can get
15 cents if we wait. However, I shall
present the proposition to the mlaers, and
it will be given a fall consideration."
The conferences thereupon discussed
the - situation In all Its points D. R.
Uanna and T. E. Young, the representa
tives of M. A. Hanna & Company, urged
the othir operators to wait and not take
hasty action. The prevailing sentiment
of the large majority of the operators
against remaining Idle any longer
and by an almost unanimous vote the
operators decided to open the mines im
mediately. The firm of M. A. Hanna & Company
refused to abide by the decision.
The Operators will import new la
borers to their mines, and will, If neces
sary, employ armed forces to protectthem
from any violence. Where It is possible
union miners who arc willing to go to
work without authorization rrom headquar
ters will be re-employed., but It is thought
by the operators that despite the suf
ferings of the raiuers in certain sections it
is likely that comparatively few of these
can be obtained.
The operators before adjourning drew
up a statement whicb was bigncd by all of
the operators. It reads as follows:
"An enthusiastic meeting of the opera
tors of the Pennsj-lvania mines was held in
Cleveland today and it was determined that
the mines in the Pittsburg dlstiict should
bo started at once and operated without
without further delaj
"The miners have taken the high
handed position that nothing hut an un
reasonable price for mining "will satisfy
their demand, and have been urTwilllng
to treat with the operators on any fair
grounds. There is no other course left
open to the operators at this time."
It was determined that all coal sold at
the t-l-cpnt basis of miulng this year must
be mined at that price. No change In the
price of mining will be considered until
the contracts made at the 54,-cent basis
of mining are filled and the unlfoimity
agreement Is completed.
MARCH UPON COFFEEN.
Strikers Disobey the Village Presi
dent and Disarm Deputies.
Hillsboro, 111., Aug. 17. -This has been
a day of wild excitement in the village
of Coffeen and for miles around.
In spite of the proclamation of President
Common Luniner only 7e. per 100
1 ft. Frank LIbbey & Co., 6th and N. Y.ave.
Canadian Police will preserve
Trnylor 600 strikers marched through the
streets of Coffecn. At 2 o'clock this after
noon the deputies saw 000 strikers coming
up, eight al reast and a. band bringing up
the rear. Twenty deputy fheriffs, irmed
with muskets, were stationed across the
road, one hundred yards Jnslde the cor
poration line, with flsed'baj'onets.
Meanwhile the arnry of strikers moved on
into tho village. Bheriff Randlc posted
hln deputies in a picket line around the
coal "mines and ordered them to shoot any
one attempting to .come on the property
without his permission. Serious trouble
is erpected tomorrow morning.
PreMdent Trnylor,-bf the village board,
stepped in front of the deputiesi and when
the fetriktrscame up ordered a halt. Brad
ley ordered his men forward. They pushed
Tiaylor to one fide of the road. When
the deputies weie reached their guns were
seized, and they, too, were forcibly thrown
one bide. While the march of the strikers
continued, no order to rire was given the
deputies. President5 Traylor shouted an
order to arrest Bradley, and two deputy
sheriffs seized him, and before he could
be rescued they ruslied him through a side
street, placed him In a carriage and
brought him to Hillahoro, where he was
Springfield, Ills., Aug. 17. Late this
afternoon Gov. Tanner received another
appeal for troops from Coffeen. It came
from Sheriff Randle, who asked for troops
to disperse the strikers now campsd out
side the village. Thi governor replied de
ciding to send troops on a vague antici
pation of violence.
STIUKEHS GAINING GROUND.
One-hnlf of the West Virginia Miners
Have Joined Them.
Wheeling, W. Va.,jAug. 17.-Whlle it is
true that exaggerated reports have found
their way into many papers concerning the
strike of the coal miners in West Virginia
the situation Ls more encouraging than ever
to the organizersvho have been working
hard for the pasttweek. The strike of a
majority of the menemploj-cd at the Mon
tana mines In the. district, this morning,
was followed by V suspension of work at
the Pritchard mines. Now probably one
halt of tlje entire district is idle.
This afternoon' 300 miners wont Into
camp at McConnell and tomorrow will
bring pressure upon the men employed
there To evade the injunction of the Fed
eral court the men have pui chased a
"maillot near tlicMonongahela mine, where
they are holding meetings.
The southern portion of the State Is more
promising to the btrike agitators. A col
umn of nearly a thousand strikers marched
to Thurmond today and induced half the
diggers to come out. Wagon loads of pro
visions have been contributed by the farm
ers, and the r men allege that they will
have the entire district Idle within a
week. Operators have arranged to applj
for more injunctions tomorrow, covering
mines not included ih the batch granted by
tlie Federal courtlast Saturday.
DEATH SENTENCE CONFIRMED.
Golli Will BeTKxeeuted Either To
morrow or Friday.
Madrid, Aug. 17. The supreme military
court of appeals has confirmed the sen
tence of death bj' the garrote passed upon
Golli, the assa'ssln of iPrlme Minister Can
ovas, by the court-martial before which he
was tried at Ve'rgara on Sunday last. The
execution will take, place on Thursday
THE DAVIS !WIL"L CASE.
The Alleged Frmfdulent Testament
Admitted to P, robnte.
San Francisco, Aug. 17. The jury in the
Davii will case returned a verdict shortly
after midnight, -finding that the disputed
testamentary document was genuine. If
th-a will Is now"admltted to probate, ,y
Judge Coffey, ah estate valued at more
than 53,000,000" will be divided between
Mrs. Belie Curtfe find her sister, Lizzie JIuir.
Thecals was stubbornly fought by Eastern
relplhes of theDaYls' who claimed that
ths wilt offered'hir probate was a forgery.
Today Is visiting day at St. Elizabeth
Insane Asylum. Take new electric line
from Navy YardBridge viaCapital Traction
and Anacostia cars.
BllDds.lviiicriec. Any Size,"!! a Pnlr.
1 Frank Libbey & Co., 6tb and N. Y. avo.
the peace." Sir Wilfred Laurier.
TROUBLE ON A BATTLESHIP.
Apparent Mutiny- on Beard the H. M.
S. Roynl Sovereign.
London, Aug. 17. The Daily Mail pub
lishes a remarkable story of an apparent
mutiny on board the battleship Royal Sov
ereign, which In now at Portsmouth, hut
due to depart In a few daj-s for the
Mediterranean. The cause of the fric
tion which has led to the various acts of
insubordination Is unknown. The Mail
states that several young seamen have been
frequently seen making rushes toward the
captain of tha vessel, but they were Inter
cepted by marines and petty officers
It adds that the cells on the ship are
full of prisoners and a number of men
are sitting about the deck In irous.
A further supply of irons has been
ordered from the naval depot. Notwith
standing this condition of affairs, nobody
has yet been court-martialed.
DIE WITH THEIR BOOTS OH
James Felts Kills Caleb Hatfield
and Joseph Mallard.
They Bpgnu the Trouble and He
Had to Use His Revolver
Cumberland Gap, Ky., Aug. 17.- Caleb
Hatfield, a nephew of the celebrated Capt.
Hatfield, paid with his life yesterday for
his kinship to the nolor'ous "man-slayer"
of West Virginia. With him also died
Joseph Mallard, a young fiiend, who took
up the quarrel in which Caleb found him
self Involved. Their bljyer was James
Felts, who came out of the bloody fight
unscathed, and who has given lnm-elt up.
Tho double killing took place at Cliand's
Gap, about ten miles from here, on a ridge
of the Cumberland mountains, just across
the West Virginia line. There had never
been any open antagonism between the
young men, although Felts belonged to a
famllj that liad suffered from some of
Capt. natfleld's forays, and some bad
feeling had existed between them for some
time. They met at Pineville Sunday and
left in the afternoon on their mules over
the mountains to Chand'a Gap.
There was plenty of moonshine whiskyin
the party, and Mallard proposed thatthej
camp for the night and have .a game of
cards. The others assented, and the crod
plnj'ed and d uuik all night, and luck finally
settled against Felts. By morning Hatfield
and Mullard had all his money. When Felts
had lost his last dollar he put up his sad
die and bridle, and lost them. Then lie
.staked his mule against $10, and that
went, too. . ,
"It ain't in a Felts to get the better
of a Hatfield," sneered Caleb, as he
raked in the winnings
"Naw, you bet they can't," assented
Mallard "Your uncle, Captain, showed
Jim's uncle that once, didn't he?"
Capt. Hatfield had killed Jim's "uncle in
a card game.
"Mebbe Capt. Hatfield did," he snap
ped, "but It's more than any of his famllj
can do "
Mallard helped along the quarrel with
a blap on Felts' face. The latter struck
at him, and Mallard threw the contents
of a half empty Jug of whisky Into Felts'
face. The latter drew a revolver and
young Hatfield drew a knife. Felts turned
and ran behind a tree, beginning to fire
as ho did so. He dropped Hatfield at the
first shot AVlth a bullet through his leg
aud then put another ball in liis heart.
In the meantime Mallard had drawn his
revolver aud was trjing to firo when
Felrs dropped him from cover and finished
the Job by emptying everj' remaining
bullet into the writhing bodj-.
Neighbors who went to the place found
Felts a short distance away. While they
were looking at the dead bodies Felts ex
plained why he did the killing. He de
elated he was Justified in so doing and
irquested to be taken to a constable and
let the law take its course.
Felts has always been a peaceable roan.
There was no witness to the tragedy.
It Is feared that Capt. Hatfield or som
of the other Uatrieldsor Mallards may de
termine to avenge the killing, In which ca&e
more blood must flow. Felts' brother and
some relatives are guarding him and will
-defend him with their lives.
Good, Reliable carpenter at Any
hour Frank Libbey & Co. ,6th andN". Y.ave.
GROSS IH THE WORKHOUSE'
Washington Hotel Beat Is Sen
tenced to Serve Thirty Days.
LOVING LETTER FROM "GRACE"
Says He Is the Only Person In the
World She Cures For Husband
HI-Tieats Her, She Says Iutend
to Run A way and Take His Money
When She Does.
Cincinnati, Aug. 17. The trial of A.
M. Cross, of Washington, charged with
heating the Burnet House out of a board
bill of $26, was called in the police court
today. No one appeared" to pay the bill
contracted by young Cross, and the case
was promptly called. He was found guilty
and sentenced to pay a fine or $25 and
costs or go to the workhouse for thirty
days. He had no monej'and no one offered
to pay it for him. He was therefore sent
down to the works at once and Is now
Neither Mrs. Cross, mother of the young
man, ntr Feder, husband of the woman in
the case, has put in an appearance in the
city so far as the police officials have
Cros has received a letter from Wash
iugtou tigned "Grace," in which the writer
says that Cross is the only person In the
world she loves, and stating that she will
go anywhere with him. She further states
that her nuslwnd knows about the pawn
ing of the watch. She writes that he has
mistreated her, and v ill not give her any
money. When she does run away, the
woman say. she will take all of his money
with her she can put her hands on.
Grace Is the name of Mrs. Feder, and
the letter referred to in tlie above dis
patch, it appears, was written quite re
cently. Monday's Cincinnati Enquire con
tains the following in its local columns:
"Harry Pforshelmer , the young traveling
mnn wnose check was found on Cross
person when he was incarcerated, was
worked up last night over a notelc't for
him at the Burnet, where he is stopping
The note was written on Burnet House
paper and was signed by "Good Fader,'
requesting an interview at room 369, St.
Nicholas. Mr. Pforshelmer wended his way
to tne St ; Nicholas, where he was In
formed that there was nosuchroom Other
hotels were visited, but No- 360 was found
wanting at all of them. It may have been
that some one was playing a hoaK on the
young man If Federisinthecity hia where
abouts have not been discovered.''
McLAURIN'rf CONDITION SERIOUS
Absolute Rest Necessary for
Restoration to Health.
Columbia, S. C, Aug. 17.-Senator Mc
Laurln Is still at his home in Rcnnetts
ville. His physician, Dr. Jennings, gives
this statement: "The Senator's condition
lias beni one of great physical prostra
tion, attended by symptoms of impending
cerebral trouble of the gravest nature. I
have had to insist, theiefore, iipon.thsolute
quiet as essential to his lecovery. Under
the most favorable circumstances a week
at least must el.ipse bcrorc it win be
prudcut for him to leave his room."
Bad Weather for Crops.
Omaha, Neb , An?. 17. The weather for
the past few days has been very bad for
corn ull over Nebraska and-IowA. It has
been so cold us to require overcoats Grain
men aie alarmed, for the growth of corn
is much retarded. The cold-wave has been
accompanied by freezing rains. Today the
mercury at Omaha Is dangerousl y near the
Most Popular Saturday
Is t hat to Fort Monroe, Norfolk, Virginia
Beach and Ocean View viaNorfbIk& Wash
ington steamers. Avoid disappointment by
securingstaterooms earlyasposslble. Tick
ets $3, good to return Sunday night. It
Ivy Institute Business College, bin nndK.
None better; $25 a sear: day or night.
..,.A t-lnn -NT r-....,,nrft Ct.iJl..
Frank Libbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. ave.
nis Mission Hero Said to Be Virtual
Banishment for Alleged Intrigues
Against His Sovereign Insult to
the Memory of Pom ICwang SoU
May Cause nis Recall. ,
Tho death of Pom Hwang Son, of the
privy council of the King of Korea, has
led to the revelation of several remarkable
matters. It Is alleged that there are plots
and counterplots, intrigues and scandals
In Korea, and that the present King and
his two sons are constantly In fear for
their lives. As a part of all thl Korea
has sent to this country as minister a !
man o" the opposite political party to the j
King and not in favor with the court
It ia stated by the Koreans here that j
his mission to tills country was a virtual
banishment, but that even this mission
may be taken awnj rrom him now, ow
ing to the insult he paid to the memory
of rom "Hwang Son, a manor royal blood j
and or the privy council, in reiusing to at
tend his runeral in this city on Sunday.
The dramatic Incidents which led to the
unearthing of this condition of affairs
arc a large-sized diplomatic muddle In
tbemseUes. The story or how the Korean
minister retused to attend the runeral of
Pom Kwang Soh was told on Monday.
This, according to Korean etiquette.ls said
to have been a grievous insult to the royal
ramily itseir, as two or the royal princes
were guests of Pom Kwang Soh in this
country. Butit is learned that the minister.
Ye Pom Chin, transgressed even further
and In a manner which, even to Ameri
cans, with no knowledge or Korean eti
quette, reriects on the character ot the
Prince Ye Wha Is the second son or the
King. Pnnce Min Is the nephew of the
Queen of Koiea. These two were with.
Mr Soh when he died, and had been hla
guests for some time. They were warm
personal f rienils or Mr. Son. A rew days
ben-re Mr. Soh's death Minister Ye Pom
Chin called at his residence here to pay
his respects to the princes and to Mr. Soh.
Mr. Soh retused to ses him. He was even
so Incensed and Irritated by the presump
tion or the attempted call that it Is said
by the Koreans that his death was hastened
Mr. Soh died, and the minister refused
to attend the funeral. His whole legation
did likewise Each member of the legation
gave as his reason that he was indisposed.
It was Imperative that Mr. Soh's casket
should be draped In the Korean flag. Ye
Pom Cldn was requested by the Korean
friends ot Mr. Soh to give one of the sev
eral flags at the legation for the purpose.
This he refused to do. The request had
been made immediately after ihe death
of Mr. Soh, and it was supposed that 10
would be compiled with. Four hours be
fore '-lie funeral was to take place a formal
refusal of the flag was sent. There was
not another in Washington.
Mr. Pah, a Korean friend or Mr. Soh,
conveyed the message of the minister to
the other Koreans congregated at the resi
dence or Mr. Soh. Mr. Jennings, an at
tache or the legation, who liad been
and waa warmrriendandadmirerofMr.
Soh, was at the house. He volunteered to
secure a flag.
When Mr. Jennings returned to the lega
tion he was at once discharged by Ye Tom.
Chin. The reason given bj' the minister
himself was that he did not approve of Mr.
Jennings' conduct in visiting Mr. Soh'4
betKide and providing the flag.
The conditions behind the presence oj
Ye Pom Chin in this country, and also
that of Prince Ye Wha, are such that the
smallest irritating incident may cause all
kinds of trouble In Korea, even a revolution,
it is said. Korea has not yet attained to
the civilization or the Orient. Only a
Tew years ago Ye Pom Chin's party caused
the death of fifty French missionaries.
Last year three of the present king's
cabinet were assassinated. Hair a dozen
attempts have been made at the life of
Mr. Soli, and when he was minister of
war in that country he was guarded day
and night by a dozen police- Korea, is an
absolute monarchy. The king has almost
unlimited power. But his head lies sneasy.
Th present political situation Is Tull of
menace. Ye Hyse is now King. He is the
twenty-eighth of the Te dynasty. Heisot
the liberal and progressive party, which is
anxious to advance the country toward a
plane of higher civilization. Of thLs party
was also PomKwangSoh, who traveled ex-ten-lvely,
and was probably the most en
lightened and broadest man of the king
dom. The twoyoungprtnc3sniWln Amer
ican are also or the liberal party.
Tal Warn Kum.the rather ot the present
King, Is ot the Conservative party, who
Iwlleved in the old order ot things, and
also, It is said, lu very questionable
methods ot accomplishing their purposes.
Tal Warn Kum has most or the politicians
on his side and is immensely powerfuL
His grandson, the nephew ot the pre&cnC
King, is with him in all his conservatism.
Ye Pom CMn. the Korean minister, Is oS
their party, and has made hiiL'selt powerful
through their Influence.
The heirs to the Korean throne are three.
Ye Hahna Koon, the eldest son ot the
King, Is said to be an Imbecile, and
probably will never reign. Ye Wha Koon,
the young pTince who Is here now and has
been visiting Mr. Soh, Is the second son,
and will, ir he can, become king. The
third In line Is the nephew of the king, the
grandson ot Tai. He also wants to ho
king, but is or the conservative party.
The statement Is made that Ye Wha,
the second son or the Kiug, and probable
heir to the throne, is sent to this country
ror sarcty. t
Firemen Seriously Injured.
Chicago, Aug. 17. Eleven firemen fell
two stories with the root of a porch upon
which they had ben working at a firo
at Twenty first and Spring street about
4 o'clock this morning. From the mass
of broken and hair burned timbers two
of them were taken seriously injured.
One ot the otiiers was severely hurt and
all were badly bruised. Marshal James
Beany and Captain George Marks are no6
expected to recover.
Music and dancing at Wilson Park, Con
gress Heights, trom 6 to 10 p. m. Muslo
by members ot the Marine Hand. Tak,e
new electric cars rrom Navy Yard Bridge
via Capital Traction and Anacostia cars.
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