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UNDER II STBEAM OF F1BE
Four Hundred Persons Perish
in a Volcanic Eruption.
SEVERAL TOWNS DESTROYED
Rivers of Hed-TTof Lava Pod red Over
the Side, of the MounUiin and
Showers of Ashes Fell, Obscuring-
the Light of the Sou From
the Surrounding Country.
Ban Francisco, Aug. 21. Newt; from
Manila, received by way or lions Kong,
gives graphic details of tlie great eruption
of Mayon, the volcano on Luzon Iiuand.
Four hundred perished miserably, burled
under burning ashes before tliey could es
jape and towns and villages around its
base were ruined. Klvers of red-liol lava
poured over the hide and sliowerbofuslies
fell, obscuring the sun. So violent was the
eruption that lava readied the ocean,
twenty miles away. In the town of Libog
115 people were buried by ashes. TI13 ham
lets of MisericordU, Santo Nino and Kan
Itocpie were destroyed with their 200 in
habitants In Tobace, a large fissure opened in the
earth. Total daikness prevailed and reo
dosed their doorb and window and lignted
A correspondent at GuJnobatan,. twelve
miles from the base of the volcano, ray,:
For severaldayb the volcano bhowed un
uhual activity, !mt on Fiiday morning a
column of black smoke shot up from the
crater and fire flamed. A subterranean
rumbling was heard and boon ilvero of
molten lava began running down the sides
of the nountain. At 2 o'clock hot sand
pomed tlown like rain, completely ob
scuring the sun, and continued until 10
o'clock at night.
Tl.c night" -.van most appallins. Trees
-were bent with tlie weight or sand, and
foliage lost all Ufa natural color. Under
ground noises bounded like urtillery fin;
in a great battle. At night the crater
seemed a burning mass, while flames and
red-hot -stones were shot high in the air.
Our position was becoming dangerous, and
the -women and children were sent to the
mountains of Manraro. " Stone and ashes
continued to fall over the town of Libog
all night, so that only the roofs of the
boubos could be sejjn.
"The onlj building left unburned and
Ftandlng is the jfflilsh church. The rain or
aeucb and sand rtuciied Nueva Cacere-, fifty
miles -away. The eruption altated next
day. but sand and ashes fell for several
HANK KOB3KRS ARRESTED.
One of Them Was u "Woman Dressed
as a Man.
"Weir City, Kaa., Aug. 21- One of the
Fhicvilie. Mo., bank robbers, a woman,
Cora Barker, was captured hero today,
with the supposed originator of the plot.
The robbery occurred lat Tuesday morn
ing, when the McDonald County Bank was
robbed of 000 by two men, while a
woman, dressed as a man, held the horses.
They were followed by a posse, and ttie
woman's horbe was shot down Jus-t as they
readied the timber, but they got as far as
Southwest City, I. T., before being over
taken. There "Whitt. Tennyson, one of the
gang, was badly wounded, while the other
two escaped. He gave their names as Par
ker and his wife, and said they would be
found in "Weir City.
Tennybon had given up papers Implicat
ing Hill Hubbard, of this city, a brother
of the Parker woman, as the one who
planned the robbery, and he was arrest
ed on the street. A large posse was or
ganized and proceeded to the house of
Sam Hubbard, his father. The house was
surrounded and the woman arrested, but
her husband had disappeared.
Cora take" her arrest good-naturedly and
Jokes aUtut it. "When asked if she felt
nervous during the robbery, she laughed
"No; I could do up that whole town."
She admitted participating in the Fine
ville robbery, but said ber brother had
nothing to do with It. She is abouttwenty
hve years or age and of coarse masculine
SHERMAN'S NO OS TO HOSBX
The Japanese Minister Formally
Acknowledges Its Receipt.
Mi. Toru Hosl.i, Japanese minister to
the United States, with commendable
promptn"ss has acknowledged the receipt
of the note of Secretary Sherman, written
In reply to a note on the Hawaiian situa
tion by Minister Hoslii.
The icknowlcdgmeut is strictly formil
and makes no argument. Hewillnotmake
any unless be is so dhectedby the foreign
office In Japan.
A Case Like Yellow Fever.
New York, Aug. 21.-TiieColumbianLlne
Eteamcr Finance arrived today at Quar
antine from Colon and reported ttiat one
of the seamen was taken ill on August IS
with symptoms suspiciously like yellow
fever. "He was removed to Kwinburn Is
land. No diagnosis of his case can be
made for the next twenty-four hours. All
the second cabin passengers and the ship's
crew will be transferred to Hoffman Island
to await the diagnosis.
Insane Woman's Fatal Act.
Milllnglon. Mich., Aug. 21. -Miss Mary
Freeman, a spinster, who was discharged
from the I'ontiaclusane Asylum lastspilng
ascu red, oommittedsulcldeathcrhome four
miles east of here yesterday. She has
lately shown sigtib of returning insanity,
and yesterday she slipped out of the house,
went to the barn.locked thcdoor.and then
set the place on fire, burnlng.up with it.
Forty-seven Pounds of Gold.
San Francisco, Aug. 21. The latest
news from Klondike tells of rich finds of
gold In the frozen north. A strike that
is credited with showing fabulous dirt
ha been made on an unnamedcreek sixty
miles above Klondike. Forty-seven pounds
of f,old were taken from the hole and
there has lecn a rush of the luckless ones
from Klondike to the new diggings.
Sliver and. Wages Fall Together.
Consul General Joseph G Dudley, at
Nuevo Laredo, has wntten the State De
partment that there has been recently a
uiarke! risp in the prices or all commodities
in" Mexico, as a result of the fall In the
price of silver. This Is true, he write?, of
domestic products, Including rent, and that
there has been no corresponding advance
Live bull in a china thop in "Wilson
Park, Congress H eights, tonight, aul9-4t
TELEGRAPH CLERKS DEFEATED.
Ignominious End of the Agitation
for Better Hours.
London, Aug 21. The agitation among
the postal telegraph employes for the let
terment of their condition has come to a
iiiott ignominious end. The Duke of Nor
folk, the postmaster-general, had re
fused to grant the most important of the
men's demands, but they succeeded In ob
taining his consent to reconsider his de
cision. Tide, however, wag a hollow victory,
as the operators soon learned that they
"Were not at all likely to obtain anything
from this concession. They threatened to
rtrikc, only to learn that if they quit
work it -would be an easy task Tor the
Government to get men to take their
placpM. tne country being flooded With
This took all the fight out of the clerks,
and tht-y -will now seek to get all the
outside operators into their union, an
undertaking that is not likely to prove
successful under nrescrt conditions.
A DISCORDANT CONCERT
Great Britain Alono Holds Out
Asaiast the vTurks' Demands.
The 3iosIoms Ilave Practically "Won
Every Point in the Diplo
matic Game. '
London, Aug. 21. The refusal of Lord
Salisbury to agree to the gradual vacation
of Thessaly by the Turks is said to endan
ger the concert of tha powers The Turks
desire to hold Trikhala, Larissa and Volo,
the most important of the Thcssalian cities,
only ab-indoning them as installments of
the war indemnity shall be paid by Greece.
As there is little prospect of Greece pay
ing the indemnity for many years this,
would practically amount to Turkey retain
ing possession of the country Lord Salis
bury has strenuously objected to this, and
as a result all manner of threats to form
an alhance against Gre.tt Britain are made.
Lord Salisbury has consistently uemanued
that the Turks shall evacuato Grecian ter
ritory as soon as the treaty of peace is
signed, but In this he receives no support
from the other powers; There Is good
reason to believe that he will be com
pelled to recede from his position and to
agree to the demands of the other power,
who are In favor of the Turkb holding tho
, territory tliey have conquered until they
are paid to quit it. Liberals and Con
servatives alike are united in support of
Lord Salisbury in this emergency, .and
should he lack the backbone to persist in
Ids attitude he will Invoke a serious outbiust
of popular contempt. His knuckling under
to the demands of foreign poweis during
the past two years has caused much dis
satisfaction among his followers, which
will find voice should he again give way
in the present instancs. ,
The -sailed rectification of tl e Turk
ish rp,nticr is shown by the latest details
at hand to place Gieece entirely at the
merry of her hereditary foe, the Moslems
obtaining all the important mountain
parses leading Into Thessaly. This will
render Oreece incapable of further ng
gressivc action and place her entirely at
the meroy of lie Turks. The Greeks are
natunllv dissatisfied -with this condition
of affairs, but it is believed that the
powers are willing that she should thus be
jendercd incapable of further endanger
ing the peace of Europe, and that the f iou
tier laid down by the military attaches
of the emlwssies at Constantinople will
ultimately be adopted.
SITUATION IN THE EAST.
Bomb Explosion in Constantinople
Likely to Cnuse a Massacre.
Iwdun, Aug. 21. It is generally con
sidered that the bomb outrages In Con
stantinople will prove a peg on which
to hang another Armenian massacre The
Turkish authorities, however, are thor
oughly controlling the mob and prevent
ing assemblages or vagabond Moslems.
Numerous arrests have been made of
both Turks and Armenians. The man who
attemptr-d to throw a bomb Wednesday
in the Ottoman Bank is an Armenian
named Serkiz. He says that he arrived
from Bafoum, .Russia, six months ago.
He belonged to an association, the mem
bers ot which drew lots to decide who
should attempt to blow up the bank
The task fell to him, and he did his best
to carry out the scheme or the con
spirators. He declares that he received
ample funds from the association, and
that an accomplice had arranged for a
second bomb explosion should the first
prove successful. Twenty-five ot the men
implicated in the plot have been arrested.
The firm stand taken by England against
the oceunatlon ot Gnek territory by the
Moslems is perhaps the cause of the Porte's
moderation, "which is due to the desire
not to give color to the reasonableness of
England' objection to deliver Greek terri
tory to the tender mercy ot the Sultan
Meanwhile the deadlock in the peace nego
tiations continues. The Greek newspapers
are elated over the stand taken by Great
Britain and belaud Lord Salisbury. The
Greek government is grateful, but dis
plays no special anxiety to help the situa
tion by raising funds to pay the indemnity
to Turkey. The fact is the nation's credit
is so hopelessly bad that nobody will lend
it money. The only solution seems to be
some form of control of the Greek finances,
but to this Greece refuses to agree.
Lord Salisbury proposes that Greece
shall pay a small annual sum on similar
lines to the payment ot Turkey's in
demnity to Bussia, but there is little chance
of the powers accepting this proposition.
"While Lord Salisbury's attitude Is gen
erally approved in Great Britain except by
the ultra Tories, it Is recognized that a
rigid maintenance thereof would defeat
its own object. The Turks would remain
In Thetaaly chuckling, the Thessallan
refugees would remain a burden on the
Grecian government, and the position in
Crete would dally become worse
It has been suggested, therefore, that
Great Britain will probably withdraw from
the concert of the powers, but Lord Salis
bury is too well aware that such an act
would incur the risk of a menacing com
bination against Great Britain, whom tho
powers all distrust and buspect of having
land-grabbing designs, and especially ia
regard to Crete. ,
The continental newspapers, particularly
those or Berlin and Vienna, violently At
tack Great Britain, and ascribe the bomb
incidents in Constantinople to her Instiga
tion, declaring: that they were Intended
as counter-strokes to the Sultan's pau
Islamic propaganda. The result or the
peace conference, which will take place
tomorrow in Constantinople, is awaited
A BOLD MOVE ABANDONED
Hawaiian Flag Still Floats Over
the Sandwich Islands.
SCHEME OF ANNEXATIONISTS
They Had Flnnned to Raise tho
bturts and Stripes Over the Gov
erument Ilaildingi Tho Project
Abundoiicd After the Receipt of
Important Washington Dispatches,
Honolulu, Aug. 15. via San Francisco,
Aug 2r. Despite the confident predic
tions that the Stars and Stripea "would
be raibed on August 2, the Hawaiian flag
bliil floats over the government buildings.
Theannexatloulnts, f enrf ul that thu months
wiilehmu'-tinterene before Congress again
assembles "would prove ratal to their cause,
had planued a bold move to force the
United SUvtes Government to take the
islanders under its protecting wing.
It was to have been a grand stand play,
probably as Ineffectual in the end ah was
the protectorate of Mlnl-ter Stevens in
1S93, but it was intended to test the
strength uf Japan's opposition .to thu an
nexation tieaty. This plan for the stab
lishmg of a piotcctoiate was abandoned
immediately attei the airivalof tl e Mona.
on July 28, with important dispatches
fiom "Washington. All oiders were coun
termanded within twenty-four hours.
The advices brought by that mall, it is
declared, gave positive assurance of an
nexation in December, ami said that the
Jnpanese protest was not a matter for
serious alarm The naval demonstration
in Honolulu harbor, the advices said, which
had been threatened by the Japanese gov
ernment, hail been daclared off, and there
could be no possible excusa for the United
States minuter to declare a protectorate
over the islands.
The dfcpatclies from Washington said
further that Minister Sewall's instruc
tions are not to raise the American flag,
except ia case of an emergency
White the Hawaiian government is now
assured or annexation in December, It
proposes to keep up an active campaign
in the interim. It is believed that the
American public Is a unit in tavor or
annexation, and an act on the pare of
thu Hawaiian government that might
change public opinion or betray the con
lidenre jf Pretident MeKinley's Admin
luxation Is to be careruily avoided.
A THRILLING EXPERIENCE.
Blow Mrs. W. I. Scruggs Cnme Near
Losing Tier Life.
Atlanta, Ga . Aug. 21. Mrp. "W. L,
Scruggs, wife of ex-Miuisler to. Ecua-Ior,
has recovered sufficiently to tell a thrill
lug story or an accident that came near
coding her her lire on a Southern Bailroad
train near Cohutta. The train left Cleve
land, Tenn , running alonj a moun'ain
road, fitty miles an hour Xearlng Co
hutta she w nlkcd to the rear or the sleejUT
to wabh her hands. The door leading
to the scps had been left open. She mis
took It for the door to the lavatory She
opened tl c door and fell forward.
"I endeavored to recover my footing,"
sh.- said, "but the lurch ot the train swung
me around and broke my right arm I
caught the railing with my left hand
and clung on while the train whirled along
at terrific speed. A sudden lurch broke
my hold and I was thrown a longdistance.
I etruck tne ground, but retained conscious
ness. Several trains dashed by, and I
began to lose strength, but bore up the
best I could, knowing my husband would
miss me and return."
Col. Scruggs missed his wife from the
sleeper, and secured an engine and box
car to search for her. Mrs. Scruggs was
round with her right thigh broken "in three
places, her right collar bone and left arm
broken near the shoulder, a gash cut on
her right knee, and she was bruised aliover.
rneumonia set in and doctors reared the
worst, but it is now thought bhe will re
cover. MESSAGES FROM ANDREE.
Their Genuineness Doubted by n
Trainer of Carrier Pigeons.
London, Aug. 21. As has been stated
in recent cable dispatches, pigeons, said
to have been released rrom his balloon
by Andree, the Arctic explorer, and. carry
ing what purported to be messages rrom
him, have been either captured or 6hot
in dirrerent places.
An expert in the tralulng of carrier
pigeons declares that it is impossible
that any or the birds taken by Andree
should have returned, as they would have
to fly over 700 miles of an unknown sea,
while it is well known that they have to
undergo continuous training to travel
over much bhorter laud distances, where
they have opportunity to locate them
selves by sight, which is the only means
they have to find their way back to
where they belong.
THE INCIDENT CLOSED.
Austria Accepts Apologies and Ex
planations From Stoiloff.
"Vienna, Aug. 21. M. Sirniadoeff, in be
hair of M. Stoilotr, the Bulgarian prime
minister, hab submitted to the Austrian
government a formal ass2rtion that the in
terview with M. Stoiloff published in the
Berlin Lokal Anxeiger, which called forth
a demand from Austria that M. Stoilofr
ma''e an apology for certain statements
thor.Mn, was distorted. It is added thatM.
Stoilort did not intend to offend Austria,
and he sincerely deplores the publication or
the interview, whichin no wise correspond
ed wltf his opinion. The delay in making
an explanation is ascribed to M. Stoiloff's
absence rrom Sofia
The government is satisfied with this ex
planation, and the incident, which threat
ened the friendly relations between the two
countries, is closed.
Business Part of Grove City Burned.
Sharon, Pa., Aug. 21. -The business por
tion of Grove City, Mercer county, was
burned last night, entailing a loss of
nearly $50,000. The origin of the fire Is a
Obeying the Whistle's Call.
Hillsboro, ill., Aug. 21. One hundred
miners responded to the mine whistle at
Coffeec tills morning, disregarding the
entreaties and threats of the strikers, who
are still in possession of the village.
Camp meeting at Raudle Park, Congress
Tlltrhf.s.evprv pvcnlnr TnLn rw-,i. !.-..:..
i cars from Navy Yard Bridge. auiO-l-it
A SEVEN TIES MURDERER
Many Crimes for Which Antonio
Richard Has to Answer.
ZEIGLER HIS LAST VICTIM
He T'fls Leader of a 'Gang of Out
Jaws Among "the Persons He
Killed Was Alexis, for "Whoso
Murder Two lunoccnt Italians
New Orleans, Aug. 21;. Antonio "Richard,
alias 'Creole," the negro arrested on the.
Ellington plantation, in St. Charles parish,
a few miles above New Orleans, charged
with the robbery and murder of LouisZeig
ler, Is actually staggering the authorities
with the extent of Iffy confessions. Creole
was the leader of a gang which included
two other men named Morris and Wash
ington and two women named Octavie and
They were arrested because some ot
Zcigler's propeity was found in their
possession. Creole Confessed the crime
awl told how Zeilnr; was robbed and mur
dered. Yesterday he confessed to a sec
ond murder, saying that he had killed
Charleb Constantino, a peddler;. who has
been missing foi Mime time; Und then
hid the body in the swamp. "He pointed
out tho piate of burial and the remains
were found there today with 'proof that
the bodj was Constautine's and that lie
hod been murdered in the mannerin which
Crco'e stated. n
Today Creole renewed the confessions
and admitted five more murder. He
murdered a mun named. Patterson in St
Landry and a year aftenvard a tramp at
Melville, in the same parfs.li They made
It too hot for him iu St3 Landry and he
moved to St. Charles.-, 1
In 189B" he killed a negro woman at
Lone Star, the camp tnear Ellington
plantation, where he was working; also
Alexander Johnson, a colored laborer on
that plantation; also an old Spaniard by the
name ot Alexin The murder of Alexis,
which occurred last Junc created a great
sensation at the time, and was attributed
to two Italians, who we're said to have
killed him through business rivulry and
The result was great excitement in the
jmrish. The Italians were confined ia the
local jail, but were taken therefrom and
lynched by a mob, which came from tho
neighboring parish of Jefferson. The
United States paid damages to the Italian
government only the other day for these
Including the Zelgler -"and Constantino
crime, Creole xoafesses in all to seven
murders, all being committed for robbery.
In one case the murder yielded him onlv
S3.25. - -
Creole confessed to a' number of minor
crimes-." He beat and severely injured a
boy, knocking out his eye, for which crime
he served two years in tfce penitentiary,
this being the only punishment he had ever
received. He announces that he has other
crimes to confess when tetan lemember
There seems to be no reason for the au
thorities to doubt the truth of his confes
sion, s he hub been able to substantia: 3
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SHERMAN TO THE RESCUE.
fcik-.tf i-Mm m raiw -"'
Am " ssvyk Alar
Uncle John's Expiring Effort.
his statements It now seems probable
that the total number of victims of this
St- Charles gang of assassins will exceed
a dozen, nearly all murdered within a
radius of a couple of miles. The gang
murdered everyone upon whom they could
lay their luiiuls who seemed to have money.
FIGHT THE POLICE.
Sailors on the Alliance Get Into
Trouble at Cherbourg.
Cherbourg, Aug. 21. A violent arfray
occurred in a cafe here today between
sailors beloncing to the American training
ship Alliance and the police.
The trouble arose rrom one ot the Ameri
cans rerusing to pay for his drink. He
was arrested aud his comrades attempted
to rescue him. Old officers came to the
assistance of the policemen, aud In the
f ightin? that followed several of the com
batantd were injured.
The subprercct, magistrates aud some of
the officers of the Alliance who were
asliorc intervened, and finally the Ameri
cans were taken on board their vessel,
which then sailed.
BANLROBBERY AKD MURDER
Cashier Found Unconscious and
Dying in the Vault.
He Revives Before Death and Re-
veuls the Names of the Men
Who Killed Him!
Shepherd, Mich , Aug. 21. Elmer E.
Struble, cashier of the Farmers' Bank here,
was killed this morning by robbers. He
was found unconscious in the vault.
Just a few hours later, before he died it
is said, lie rallied from the stupor into
which nis wounds threw him aud made
oath that he recognis-ed three or the rob
beis, and he gave their names to the prose
cuting attorney and the sherift, but these
oMcinls lefase to divulge the names.
It is learned that in this statement
Struble swore that he forced the shooting,
as he refused to give up the money, and
in tbe fight which followed he recognized
his assailants, who killed him to save
themselves from being known.
Struble wasiti the vault when approached
from behind and the robbers demanded the
money. He was, first shot in the wrist
and then in the side, while trying to
shut tne vault door. The robbers again
opened fire and shot him in the back.
The prosecuting attorney sa j s thatStru
bl yesterday afternoon held a conversa
tion over the telephone with J. P. Ryan,
the owner ot the bank, who demanded that
he send all the money and books to Mount
Pleasant, but he refused to do so. It is
supposed that tills conversation was heard
by some parties having money in the bank
who were expecting it to fail, and they
concluded to secure themselves by rob
bery and hid themselves in the building
for this purpose.
The bank was in no danger of failing,
as StniDle said last night he could stand
a run ir necessary. The officers hid the
truth In regard to Struble's contlition be-
1 fore Mb death, for the greater part at
uie uuy, 11. ueiiig llsb iveii uuu uiuu nu
had died -without regaining consciousness.
J. P. Hyan, or Mount Pleasant, the
owner of the bank, is here, but refuses
to even give an estimate of the amount
of money taken, although it is reported
that the sum is iargo
"try- UU. S$f liS-SSk
BLOODY MARKSOF PIRATES
Particulars of the Looting of the
HAD KNIVES FOR WEAPONS
Officers of the Steamer Attacked
While nt Dinner The Chief En
gineer Escaped, But the Captain
Is Cat Down Several Passengers
Killed and Many Woanded.
San Francisco, Aug. 21. The steamer
Coptic, winch arrived today, brings from
Hong Kong the rirst details ot the looting
and killing on the steamer Pegu by Chi
nese pirates on the Penang coast on July
S. Eleven Achinese men and one woman
boarded the steamer at Erie, one or the
stoupirg places, where pepper was taken
on- Capt. Ross, according to custom,
searched the men Tor weapons, but did not
searcn the woman. She carried under her
Malay attire knives with which the bloody
work Avaa dene.
"While the captain and Chief Engineer
Cragie were at dluner, six armed Actiiuc&u
burst into the saloon and attacked them.
Tne orficers were unarmed and defended
themselves with chairs, but "were terri
blv slashed about the hands and amus.
Both succeeded iu reaching the deck.
Cragie made his way to the engine-room,
where he bolted the door aud was safe
He wis not badly hurt. The captain
then sprang on deck, when he was at
tacked by one ot the Achinese with jl
carving knife, taken from the table, and
was literally disemboweled. As he fell
the others hacked him with their knives,
aud he soou breathed his last. The pirates
then attacked the mate and steersmau
aud f ut them down on the bridge.
On the deck two more passengers were
tlalu. The pirates ran among the Chinese,
hacking and siasliiug right and lert. Tiey
"Wounded fifteen and drove several over
board. Having terrorized the passengers they
thoroughly looted the vebael and rau her
near to .shore. The safe was opened and
$15,000 taken. Hoats were theu lowered
and the pirates made off -with the bixity.
When the steamer reached Telak, the
"wounded were taken ashore. The vessel's
deck looked like a charnal-house, being
bpattered with blood of the slaughtered
Capt. Ross had been in the Malay trade
for fourteen years. Twice before he had
bctn attacked by Chinese pirates, but he
was fearless. The vessel was attacked
and looted once before in the same place,
the -weapons in this case being smuggled
on board in bedding.
From Glen Echo to Congress
The wonderful moving pictures, which
were such a hit at Glen Echo, for which
an admission was gladly paid, are at
Congress Heights, where thqy will be ex
hibited. Tree in the large oak grove tonight
and every evening this week. Musio by
members or the Marine Band; dancing, ex
cept Sundays, when a sacred concert, is
given. Take new electric cars rrom Navy
Yard bridge, via Capital Traction aud Aua
Ivy Institute riuKiucss College, Mh nndK.
None better; 525 a ear; day or night. r
President Whitman Not Called
Ly Brown University,
ANDREWS MAY BE RESTORED
Dr. Whitman Avers That Brown
"Unii.er.slry Did Not Wuiit Andrews
tu Resign A Motuul Understand-;
lug Hotweeu ntm und. the Trustees
Boston, Mass. , Aug.21.-Dr-BL. "Whit
inan, president of Columbian University,
who is Upre today, denies the story of
Thursday last about his being a possibil
ity in the way of a new president for
Brcwn Uuiversitj. He said no one ot
the corporation had said a Word to hint
about taking the position, and, In fact,
lie did not consider that there was any
po-itlon to take.
He said to a Times man: "But, really, I
hope there Is to be no change at lirown.
Evty true friend of the college hope so, "
I am sure. Aud I do not believe there
is to be, either. My own dearest wfcjk
iu" regard to tiie matter Would be that
Prctiuent Andrews should remain where
lie so well fits and Is so much beloved.
I should not want to think of achange
there .it all. And I fuily believe that
tbere has teen a misunderstanding that
will be cleared up.
'1 want to say that I tnink much has
been said that ia unfair to President An
drews, and to the corporation, too. Ia the
first place. I think it was wrong for the
news of tt.e action ot the corporatioa In
appointing that committee, to be published
in tl-e papers at the time it was. r
imagine that the tirsx news President An
drews had of the movement was front the
papers. It would natuiaily not be pleas
ant to him.
"1 can see no way in which President
Andrews was forced to re-ign. He may
have thought he ought to, to save his seK
respect. But 1 do not believe there was
any such intention on the part ot the cor
poration when that committee- was ap
pointed, or that the committee wan ex
pected to take any steps which should
lead to any such result 1 thlnkthecorpora
tion was perfectly rair and right, anu only
did what it ought to do when it ap
pointed a committee to confer with
President Andrews tor the good ot the
"Hut I do not think they wanted him to
resig.i, or had any Idea of muzzling him. In
my opinion it was just to suggest a little
discretion in his public utterances. I have
no idea they thought of limiting his speech
at the college. I venture to prophesy that
th corporation and President Andrews,
when the time comes, will fimt some
grounds where, with mutualliKeTp'eqfSfe
they can meft. and tl&SPrsifM!ejp
can and wtll v-IthdraT."Jild resfguSSioil X
think that id what everybody wishes, and
lb working for."
Dr. Wliitinan occupies the pulpit or the
First Baptist Church, on Commonwealth
avenue tomorrow, morning and evening.
BACK IN PLATTSBURG.
The President Las a Conference
With Minister Hitchcock.
riattsburg, N. ., Aug. 21.-Preident
Mi-ICinley and Secretary Alger arrived here
from Troy in a private car at 5:13 thla
At ! o'clock non. E. A. Hitchcock, of
Missouri, the recently appointed minister
to Ru-sia, who arrived at the hotel last
night, went to the President's apartments
and for nearly 2 hours they were in close
conversation. Mr. Hitchcock expects to
leave tor his new station earlyin October.
At 11 o'clock the Twenty-first Infantry
again appeared upon the hotel lawn, where
they were reviewed by the Presidential
party. This is probably the last parade
and review of the troops here, as the
President and his friends leave for Buf
falo early Tuesday morning.
The partv, consisting of President and
Mr. McKiuley, Hon. F. S. WItherfcee and
Hon. C. B. McLaughlin, Secretary and Mrs.
Alger, Mrs. Abner McKinley, Miss Mabel
McKinley, Ih.n. S. M. Weed, Miss "Weed.
Hun. G. S. Weed, Col. and Mrs. S. V. It.
Cruger. Hon. Llspenard Stewait. ex-Congressman
Wever, H. "W. Putnam, jr., and
Louis Francis left Bluff Point by special
train for Mr. F. S Witherfcee's home In
Port Henry shortly after noon. They ar
rived at their destination at 1:43.
After dining with Mr. "Whherbee the
part left on tie steam yacht G. E. Sher
man Tor a visit to Fort Frederick and
Crown Point. The president was greatly
impressed with the spots visited, and ex
pressed the opinion that they should both
bij owned by the Government They are
now the property ot Col. Cannon, of New
York, and will eventually become the
property or the United States.
The party returned to the hotel thir
evening at 7 o'clock, and afterward at
tended an entertainment given in tbelr
honor by Marshall P. "Wilder,
SUICIDE CAUSES A COLLISION.
A Huckster Throws Himself Under
the Wheels of u Train.
Westminster. Md., Acs 21 A suicide
-was qukkly followed by a railroad collis
ion near this city today. A passenger traiu
wf the "Western Maryland Railroad was
due to arrive here at 12 o'clock, and was
under full headway, when the engineer
noticed a man star-ding by the track.
As the train approached him he threw him
self under the wheels. The air brakes
were applied, but the train continued for
some distance before it could he stopped.
As soon as the train was brought to a
standstill the flagman, conductor and
several passengers returned to the scene
of the suicide and found the body of the
man lying several feet from the track. His
head, arm and legs weie cut off and the
trunk to? terribly mutilated.
A flagman was sent to notiry the extra
freight train, which was behind them, to
slow up, but he failed to reach the ap
proaching fre'ghtin time to give warning
am, suddenly the heavy train came thun
dering In the rear and crashed Into the.
rear coach Both passenger coaches wera
completely demolished and the baggagu
car was also badly damaged. "While many
ot the passengers, were thrown down, bur
ne was Injured.
Thesuiulf'e was identified as JohnHobla
son, a huckster.
The Sacred Concert, Congress
Heights, Today From 5 to 10 P. M. -The
wonderful cinematographe of mov
ing pictures will be presented in the largo
oak grove Sunday night and every evening;
thereafter. Admission free. It
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