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WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1899 -TEN PAGES.
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MASSING Ofl LnDISIl
A String Force of Boers in Posi
tion at tester's Siatioii.
ffhe AhgHiloHHivnt of the Wounded
at UHBdce Probably ISxiilaiucd A
SUlrmlttli at Xaefarlane'cs Farm
PretideHt SteyHj. Despatch of Sep.
temhtr "7 The PcaeejaaUier of the
OrsHRe Free State Important
OmlM.ien by Sir Alfred Milner
SIXNilieaHvc Attaeltcd to the
Q.acea'M Lt Sjteeeli to Parliament
Her KefcrcHce to the Transvaal.
LONDON, Oct. 28. For the moment
tfcerc fe a complete laH in the operations
in hiatal. No news of the Boers' mo?o
nh there reaches London, but it is
tsaam Am- granted that the burghers are
concentrating around Ladysmith. A strong
force fe known to be in position near Bea
ter's station, northwest of Ladysniith.
There is an aftermath of narrative about
the British retreat from Dundee, which was
effected in accordance with what was prob
aUr the last order issued by General Sy
BMms, who directed that he himself and all
the other severely wounded, both British
sag Boers, be left in the hospitals. Tbe
retreating forces assume that the Boers
did not pursue them because they suspe.ted
that the retreat was a ruse. Beyond a
brisk skirmish at Macfarlane's Farm,
BOrthward of Kimberley. nothing of im
portance is reported from that part of the
country, white the ominous silence con
tinues regarding Mafeking.
The "Chronicle" prints a long despatch
seat by President Steyn of the Orange Free
State to Sir Alfred MUner, Governor of the
Gape Colony and British High Commission
er in South Africa, on September 27, at the
aaost critical period of the negotiations. A
considerable part of the despatch was not
transmitted to Colonial Secretary Cham
berlain by Sir Alfred owing to "its enor
em length," and it does sot appear in
the British blue books. The "Chronicle"
earns up die consequences of the omissions
tins: "Parliament and the country were
prevented from knowing of tbe services
President Steyn rendered as a peacemaker
and negotiator and of his declarations of
unbroken friendship for Great Britain."
Tbe paper adds: "Neither Mr. Chamber
lain 9or the British public have had before
then the circumstance that President
Steyn was in a position to secure assur
ances from the Transvaal of the latter's
unqnaliftcd acceptance of Great Britain's
csaim as tbe paramount power .as denned
in the convention of 1884. This omission is
of enormous consequence in face of
Mr. Chamberlain's despatch of September
S, in which he declares that Great Britain
can never recognize the Transvaal as a
serercign international State. President
Stays was prepared to give satisfactory as
surances on tats point, yet this vital fact
was kept from Mr. Chamberlain's knowl
edge. So far as we can see the gulf which
Mr. Chamberlain described as separating
Mm and President Kroger would have
been completely bridged if tbe offer had
been made known and acted upon."
Tbe "Chronicle" calls attention to what
It regards as the extraordinary language
of the Queen's speech, "restore good gov
ernment in that portion of my Empire."
3sm paper contends that this is certainly
Inapplicable to the Cape Colony and Natal
and says that tbe only possible conclusion
is thai it is meant to apply to the South
African Republic It continues: "It is
evident that the doctrine of suzerainty is
to he pressed in a new and extreme form,
such a form. Indeed, as to justify any
astsgiVfngs entertained by the Transvaal
throughout the negotiations. If the lan
guage of the speech was designedly used
H. Imports that the Government regards
the South African Republic as part of the
Qn lien's dominions and the Boers as citi
zens of the Empire. What makes it tbe
mare extraordinary is that there was no
bint of such a claim in the Queen's speech
at the opening of tbe session. So Parlia
ment separated without a chance of dis
qussing or protesting against tbe unprece
dented assumption." The "Chronicle" adds
tdmt the views expressed by it are shared
hr bsgfe authorities on international law.
THE BRITISH SORTIE.
.An ICye-WItHew. Describe the Ac
tIB at ICImberley.
LONDON, Oct. 27. A despatch to the Cen
tral Hews from Orae River, 670 miles
math of Cane Town, says that a despatch
rider, who arrived there last night, saw the
gating at Kimberley. Me says that tbe
renewed the garrison's con-
in their ability to keep off the
Boers pending the arrival of re-enforce-
A feature of the fighting was the
of a Boer ambuscade which was
set in a most artful manner to trap tbe
Lancashire regiment. The Boers mined
ifee ground near a tempting position and
then endeavored, by various means, to
dnwr the British soldiers into the trap.
Colonel Murray suspected the object of
the burghers, however, and refused to
his men to attempt to capture the
Had such an attempt been made
the British would have been blown to
At tbe outset of the engagement tbe
Bonn considerably harried the defenders
of fan town. The burghers were scattered
a wide area and followed guerrilla
of lighting. The British were
to successfully cope with them for
m time, as it was extremely difficult to
bring tbe Maxim guns to bear effectively
ea tbe numerous quick-moving bodies of
tbe enemy. The Boers anally took up ex
cellent positions. Their artillery was well
served and they maintained a galling bom
hardment until the British guns silenced
them and cleared tbe way for a charge
by Che Lancashire regiment.
Tbe Kimberley volunteers particularly
distinguished themselves in the fighting.
Qacft Rhodes, whom tbe Boers are ex
mKn&r anxious to capture, rode out
.$ddSO to Philadelphia nud Return
via II. .fc O.
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31oit Ifixoellont ileal
At U 'Tabs, 0c llta uiCtb.
jK. 'Libbey & Co. sell hotbed sukIi
Isw man elsewhere; price, 65c. 6th and N. Y.
from the town on horseback and witnessed
The riders from Kimberley state that
Mr. Rhodes is the centre of the social life
of the town. He daily gives little dinners
at the offices of the De Beers Mining Com
pany. Luxuries are abundant, and there
is no lack of champagne and ice. It is
added that every available commando is
hurrying into Natal. The western Boers
are busy farming and preparing for the
THE COLONISTS WAKNED.
British Ofllcinlx Declare Steyn's An
negation of Territory Void.
CAPE TOWN, OcL 27. Governor Sir Al
fred Milner and Prime Minister Schreiner
have issued a joint proclamation declaring
that the proclamation recently Issued, by
the Orange Free State annexing a. part of
the Cape Colony north of the Vaal River
is null and void and warning the colonists
to fulfill their obligations to the Queen.
The magistrate at Vryburg reports that
513 Boers were killed in the fighting at
A despatch from Buluwa Rhodesia,
dated October 23, statos that a large Boer
commando is menacing Khamaquay's
country, which lies to the westward of
THE QUEEN'S SPEECH.
The Address Refers to the Transvaal
as Brltlnh Territory.
LONDON. OcL 27. Before the House of
Commons closed its session today, the
Members of Parliament were informed that
the Queen's speech would be read. The
document makes reference to the Trans
vaal as a part of the British Empire. The
speech Is as follows:
"I am happy to release you from the ex
ceptional duties imposed upon you by the
exigencies of the public service.
"I congratulate you on the brilliant
qualities displayed by the brave regiments
upon whom the task of repelling the in
vasion of my South African colonies has
been laid. In doing so I cannot but ex
press profound sorrow that so many gal
lant officers and soldiers should have fallen
in the performance of their duty.
"I acknowledge gratefully the liberal
provision made to defray the expenses of
the military operations.
"I trust that the Divine blessing may
rest on your effort and that of the gallant
armies to restore peace and good govern
ment to that portion of my Empire and
vindicate the honor of this country."
The house closed its doors at 2:05 o'clock
THE HOSPITAL SHIP SCHEME.
American "Women in London Meet
ing "With Great Success.
LONDON, Oct. 27. Lady Churchill had
an interview this afternoon with the Mar
quis ofLaasdowne, the Secretary of State
for 'War, regarding the fitting of a hospital
ship for South Africa by the American
ladles of London. The result of the inter
view was that the marquis gratefully ac
cepted the offer and will turn over to the
representatives of the ladies the Atlantic
transport liner Maine. This steamship had
already been accepted by the Government
from Manager Field, of the steamship com
pany, who had offered her for use as a
hospital ship. The ladies will equip the
Maine with a complete medical outfit. Bur
roughs, AVeMcome & Co., manufacturing
chemists, will donate all the medicines and
drugs. The subscriptions to the fund al
ready amount to 1,300. The ladies have
telegraphed to the Vanderbilts and AVhit
neys and other prominent Americans at
home and on the Continent inviting them
to subscribe to the fund.
FLORENCE MARRYAT DEAD.
A AVrltcr, an Opera Sln?er, and
LONDON, Oct 27. Florence Marryat
(Mrs. Francis Lean), who had been ill for
a long time at Brighton, died today. Mrs.
Lean was the sixth daughter of the late
Captain Marryat, the well-known writer
of sea stories, and was herself the author
of many novels. She was appointed editor
of "London Society" in 1872, and was a
constant contributor to magazines and
newspapers. In addition to her literary
work she was an operatic singer, high
class comedy actress, and was most suc
cessful as an entertainer and lecturer.
BOBBED A SAVINGS BANK.
Ho ml sin en of a Former Treasurer
Held Iiinlilc for a Shortage.
NORWAY. Me., OcL 27. It was learned
today that over $18,000 had been stolen
from the funds of the Norway Savings
Bank, of which Seward S. Stearns was
treasurer for five years, up to the time of
his death last August. An injunction re
straining the bank from doing business
has been granted by Judge S. C. Strout,
of the Supreme Court, and for over a
month a careful examination of the bank's
affairs has tx'en going on. Today the
bondsmen of the late treasurer were called
upon to make good the shortage, but the
bond supposed to have been in the hands
of the trustees of the bank cannot be found.
Several of the bondsmen have refused to
stand for the loss, unless the bond can
be produced, and the bank officials find
themselves in a peculiar position.
Mr. Stearns was elected treasurer on
May 7, 1S94, to succeed Henry M. Bearce,
who died oo that day and who had been
treasurer jnany years. A careful auditing
of the books before Mr. Stearns took charge
of tbe bank showed that the funds were
intacL Mr. Bearce for a long time before
his death bad been unable to give his
attention to the bank's affairs owing to
illness, and Mr. Stearns, whose office was
with Bearce in the bank building, had
managed the affairs of the institution. Mr.
Stearns was a prominent politician and at
the time of his death was judge of probate
for Oxford county. Under President Har
rison he was deputy internal revenue col
lector for the Second Maine district, but
was obliged to give up his position for an
alleged shortage of $1,500 in his accounts.
He was also prominent in secret societies.
The Norway Savings Bank, according to
the last report of the State bank examin
er, had resources of J330.S11.70, and a sur.
plus of about $8,000. It is understood to
night that Uie directors will be asked to
make good the amount of the treasurer's
bond of $20,000 if the paper bearing the
names of the treasurer's bondsmen cannot
be found. Those connected ollicially with
the bank refuse to discuss the matter, ex
cept to acknowledge that there is great ir
regularity, in the bookkeeping.
No Rent or Interest Claimable.
PRETORIA, Oct. 27. An official procla
mation announces that no rent or Interest
on bonds are claimable during the ex
istence of martial law in the Smith Afrl-
L can Republic. President Kruger is enjoy
ing excellent health.
The Vatican Orciui Sequestrated.
ROME, OcL 27. The "Osservntore Ro
mano," the organ of the Vatican, was se
questrated this evening in consequence of
the publication of an article on Papal
sovereignty, which was offensive to the
on Carpels and hugs. V. B. Metes & Sons,
If Street, corner Eleventh.
F. Tjlbbey C Co. (jnotc prices deliver
ed to ny 1L it. station out of town. 6tU and N.
PLANS OF THREE POWERS
A Report From Paris Causes Sur
prise in Official Circles.
A Hint That the Continental Govern
ments AVI 11 Demand n A'oice In the
Peace Settlement The RcuucKt to
Mediate AVould Not Be Consider
ed AmbnhMador Porter's Position.
PARIS, Oct. 27. The announcement Is
made on high diplomatic authority this
evening that the principal continental pow
ers have intimated to the British Govern
ment that in case the war In South Africa
results favorably to Great Britain they will
consider that they have the right to a
voice In the ensuing peace settlement, in
asmuch as they have important commer
cial and financial interests in the Transvaal
and the Orange Free Slate, in which many
subjects of each power reside. There ex
ists perfect accord among the principal
continental powers, including Germany, on
this point, and the purpose exists to de
mand compensations in case Great Britain
should extend her dominion in South Africa,
As a result of conferences between Foreign
Minister Delcasse and the representatives
of Russia, Spain, and the United States, it
has been practically decided that France,
Russia, and Spain shall request President
McICinley to tender his good offices in medi
ation between Great Britain and the South
The President has, not received any re
quest from diplomatic representatives in
Paris to offer to mediate between Great
Britain and the Transvaal. The report in
Paris that the representatives there of the
United States, Russia, and Spain had
agreed between themselves and the French
Government to request tho President to
make the offer causes surprise liere, as the
State Department had been led to believe
that no such attempt to end the South Af
rican war would be made. In view of the
fnct that the American representative in
Paris, Gen. Horace Porter, is men
tioned as one of those who agreed to par
ticipate in the overtures to the President,
the story is regarded with suspicion in of
ficial circles, as General Porter would hard
ly take part in exchanges of the character
mentioned without first obtaining the per
mission of the Secretary of State. If Gen
eral Porter had asked for permission to bo
a party to the matter he would, it is
said, have met with a flat refusal from
his Government. This apparently disposes
of that part of the report which concerns
Another reason why the Administration
regards the Paris story as unlikely is that
there had been no hesitation on the part
of this Government to let the rest of the
official world know that America would not
be drawn into the Transvaal trouble active
ly or indirectly as a mediator, unless a re
quest for mediation come from the two
countries engaged in the war. There has
been some talk in diplomatic circles recent
ly about an attempt on the part of certain
European nations to place the United
States in an embarrassing position by re
questing President McKInley to join In an
offer to mediate, and if that be true, the
statement telegraphed from Paris may have
its foundation in an arrangement to make
such an attempt. The American Ambassa
dor in Paris, of course, cannot be a party
to an understanding of that nature. The
Times' reporter was told by a high offi
cial that the position of the United States
Government was so well understood abroad,
that it would hardly be asked to join the
alleged coalition of powers to stop hos
tilities in South Africa.
LORD ROSEBERY'S VIEWS.
He Discusses the AVar In a Speech
LONDON, Oct. 27. Lord Rosebery,
speaking at Bath, where be was today; pre
sented with the freedom of the city, said:
"Our minds are turned to the southern
continent where so much blood of England
is being shed." His advice was to trust
the man at the helm when we were pass
ing through a storm. It was well to present
a united front to the enemy. It would
be time enough when the Avar was over
to examine any questions of liability. All
such questions had been wiped out by the
ultimatum of tho Boers.
In his opinion the Transvaal question
was not a very complicated one, it was
the effort of a community to put back the
clock. He recommended that the people of
this country take Chatham's advice "Be
one people; forget everything for the pub
lic" This is no little war, but, as Shakes
Naught shall make us rue.
If England to herself remain but true.
In concluding his speech, Lord Rosebery
made a significant reference to Europe's
attitude toward Great Britain. He said he
would not say, for he did not know, that
the Governments of Europe were un
friendly to England, but it was unques
tionable that the press of European coun
tries and public opinion, so far as the press
represents it, were almost uniformly hos
tile. He added: "Depend upon it, there
are nations in Europe who are watching,
with an eagerness which should give you
cause to reflect, for every trip and stumble,
much more for every disaster that may
overtake the British arms, and when that
is the condition of things a war waged
under such circumstances is not a little
war. AVe have so much on our shoulders,
such heavy work to do, so much sail to
carry, that we cannot, at this critical junc
ture, afford to waste time in polemical
discussions. I know that this is unpopu
lar doctrine, but it would be improper to
omit mentioning It."
Increasing: the German Navy.
COLOGNE. Oct. 27. The well-informed
Rheinish "Wcstphalian Gazette" asserts
that at the next session of the Reichstag
the first business to be taken up will be
that of building more vessels for the Ger
man navy. AVork on the ships now building
will be hurried forward. The great feature
of the session will be the discussion of
tho question of the need of more battle
ships. Spain's Financial Schemes.
MADRID, OcL 27. The Government's
negotiations with the foreign bondholders
have fallen through. The Government de
sired to reduce the rate of interest on the
Prineesh Louise's Rcelmcut.
DUBLIN, Oct. 27. The first battalion of
the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders,
Princess Louise's regiment, left here taday
en route to South Africa.
Grant Allen's Body Cremated.
LONDON, OcL 27. The body of Grant
Allen, the author, was cremated today.
No Pluce for Fresh People.
Suit water and whiteeans at Chesapeake Uracil.
Train leaves Chesapeake junction tomorrow, Sun
day, u:au a. m. uoou iiiumc ana reiresnments.
SOc round trip. Take Columbia car.
Delicious coffee at La Fetra's. Meals, 26c.
Flyiin's Business Collegre, Stli nnd IC.
Business, shorthand, typewriting $23 a year.
F. Ijibucy fc Co. "ote lowest jbids
on cstimatis and Hits, lumber anu ail ffi'U work.
SKIRMISH HEAR SANTA ROSA.
TounK's Forces Drive the Ilebels
From Tiiliontln Illver.
MANILA, Oct. 28.-9:55 a. m. General
A'oung's column, -which started yesterday
morning for Cabanatfcan, seventeen miles
north of San Isidro, tlrove a force of the
rebels from their trenches near the Tu
boatin River, compelling them to retreat
across that stream, which Is a little south
of Santa Rosa. The fighting for a short
time was brisk. The Americans lost two
killed and ono wounded. Owing to the
swift current in the river, wfiich is also very
deep, It was impossible to pursue the
THE GRIFEINS IN'jAIL.
The Di faculties of Administering
Justice in lventnelcy.
MANCHESTER, Ky., Oct. 27. Tho Phll
pots are delighted and the Griffins are fu
riously mad. This fact is because the
grand jury has taken such positive steps
toward learning The true murderers of
Shoriff AVash. ThaBfter. Today Green Grif
fin, Charlie Barnott, and Ed Brown, of the
Griffin faction, were indicted, charged with
complicity in the murder of Thacker. Sol
and Tom Griffin and Eddy and Floyd
Chadwell, who were Indicted Wednesday,
were already In jail, and now that the
other three have been arrested almo:t all
of the leaders of the Griffin faction are be
hind the bars.
The Griffins declare it was a trick, and
that the officers are siding with the Phil
pots. They declare their friends from the
country, when they learn of their treat
ment, will come in armed and deliver
them. They reluctantly gave up their
arms, but once disarmed the Phllpots be
lieve they will hold them until Thacker's
murder is cleared. Sheriff White's men are
active, since they believe that members of
the Griffin faction killed both deputies,
Lewis and Thacker.
The trials will begin on Monday, it is
thought, when Judge Eversole will arrive
with a detachment of State militia. The
officers, however, claim that since virtually
all of the Griffins are under arrest, there
will be no use for the State Guards.
Judge Little has taken the motion for
change of venue In the criminal libel ca3es
under advisement. It is said that he will
be in danger of his life should he deside
against Sheriff White. He was attorney
for Tom Baker, and feeling against him
was so high when a change of venue was
granted Baker he had to leave when Baktr
A NEGRO LYNCHED.
John Goosby's aiiijrderoiis Assault on
Planter Itobtnson Punished.
MACON, Ga., Oot. 27. John Goosby, a
negro, 'was lynched eaYly this morning at
Ragan's Hill, six miles from Macon, by a
party of seventy-five men from Twiggs
county. Yesterday morning at his plan
tation, fourteen miles from Macon, J. Tom
Robinson was cut by Goosby, and it was
thought that tho wounds would prove fatal.
This morning, however, Mr. Robinson is
reported as likely to recover. The negrtf
was tried in the courts for a misdemeanor
some time ago, and hipiine was paid by
Mr. Robinson, the afcgrq agreeing to work
it out as a laborer on the plantation. He
proved to be worthies, and was sent off
by Mr. Robinson and was warned not to
Mr. Robinson heard that Goosby was
back again, and went to the house where
the negro was staying and ordered him off.
Goosby had a knife, and attacked Mr. Rob
inson, cutting him across the throat and
face, after which he escaped. A posse of
men was formed which hunted the negro
all day and last nighf, and received infor
mation that he was af his father's house
near Ragan's Hill in this county. There
they found him. The negro was taken oat
without ceremony and hanged on a con
venient limb, after which his body was r.d
dled with bullets. Tbe coroner was no
tified this morning, and is now at the place
holding an inquest.
A HEAVY CHECK PORGERY.
A Pennsylvania!! Ax-rested In Nciv
York Charged AA'ith tbe Offence.
NEAV YORK, Oct. 27. Detective Frank
Price, arraigned in the Centre Street court
before Magistrate Deuel this morning a
young man whom he had arrested at the
Hoffman House last night on a warrant
charging him with forgery. This warrant
was issufid by Magistrate D. M, Donehoo,
of Washington, Pa. If charges AVdliam
F. Ellis. C. B. Orris, and T. J. Vorndegrift
with the larceny of $45,000 from the First
National Bank of AVashington, Pa., on
October 5 last. The warrant was issued
on the affidavit of C. S. Ritchie, cashier of
the First National Bank. Ellis and his
confederates are charged with having ob
tained $40,000 on two notes, and $5,000 on
another note -dated September 21, and
signed by E. L. Parker & Co, a banking
firm of Baltimore. It is claimed that tha
signature to the notes was forged. It is
charged that the man arrested is the Eltfa
named in the warrant.
Ellis was represented in the Centre Street
police court this morning by counsel. He
positively denied the charge, as did also
his lawyer. Ho was held for examination
AN" ACTOR IN TROUBLE.
His AVife Causes Ills Arrest for Xon
Snpport. NEW A'ORK, Oct. 27. Mrs. Adelaide
Cushman-Morgan, of 150 West Fifty-fifth
Street, today caused the arrest of her hus
band, Edward J. Morgan, the actor, who is
now appearing in "The Only Way" at the
Garden Theatre, on the charge of abandon
ment. In the Jefferaen Market Court Mrs.
Morgan told Magistrate Mead that her
husband had treated her cruelly for the
last two years, and that he finally deserted
her seven mouths ago and had failed to
provide for her since then. The case was
adjourned till next Tuesday, at the re
quest of counsel on both sides, and Mor
gan was paroled.
In court Morgan told a reporter that he
had been compelled to leave his wifs on
account of her intemperate habit3. Lawyer
Lamb, Mrs. Morgan's counsel, said that
any attempts by Morgan to blackmail his
wife's character would fail, and that the
charges against uim'weuld be mueh more
Delia Fov Seriously III.
NEW A'ORK, OcL 37. Delia Fox, the
burlesque and comic opera actress, was
reported tonight u be hopelessly ill with
peritonitis at her residence in this city.
She submitted to an operation for appendi
citis about a week ago, and was in a fair
way to recover wben she disobeyed her
physician's orders by getting out of bed and
going about the rooms scantily dressed.
She caught a cold and inflammation set in.
AVatlcIns' Suspension Itedaeed.
NEW A'ORK. OcL 27. The suspension of
Capt. F. 11. AVatktng, of the Paris, has been
reduced from two years to six months.
II. & O. JJl.OO to Frederick, Hnsers-
town, Harper's Ferry, and
by special train having- WashingUm 7 n. n.
Sunday, October 28; returning, leave Winchester
and Hagerstown 7 n. m., Frederick 7:45 p. m.,
and liarper'8 Ferry S p. m. same day. Tickets
alio sold Irom intermediate oints.
F. Llbhey t Co, sell Doors, syi.113,
of clear lumber, IU, ii i !k thn.li. Gth and N
GIEBE DIE'S RETORT
A Spirited Reply to Mr. Goebei's In
sinuations on the Stnmp.
The Counsel of tbe Louisville nnd
Nashville Railroad Spnrns tbe
Charjie of Political Corruption
Tbe Ide Given to tbe Allegation
Fear of Rioting; on Election Day.
LOUISVILLE, Oct. 27. Senator William
Goebel's visit to Louisville has brought
out tho most sensational incident of this
sensational campaign. In a speech he made
last night he called Gen. Basil W. Duke,
the famous Confederate cavalryman, a
"professional corruptionisL" His speeoh
was reported in the "Courier-Journal"' yes
terday. This afternoon General Duke pub
lished in the "Evening Post" the following
over his own signature:
Editor Evening Post: The "Courier Journal"
this morning reports that Mr. Goebel, in his
speech last night, alluded to me as a 'professional
eorruptionist, who liss been so engaged lor many
J ears." It has been well known and I certainly
have never attempted to conceal the fact, that I
liae for many years attended to the legUiative
affairs in which the interests of the Louisville and
Nashville Railroad have been concerned. Without
attempting to discuss the right of tliat corporation
to so protect its interests or niy right to accept
such employment, I will simply declare that in
all the period of that employment I have never
bribed or corrupted anyone; I have never attempt
ed to do so, and lwve never been aeked to do so.
It w difficult to either prove or disprove such a
statement. My conduct, however, has been observ
ed by many men of intelligence and discernment
in and outside of legislative assemblies. No one
of them lias ever brought specific charges of that
nature against me, and no one ever will. For
several montlis I have ignored many offensive
allusions which Mr. Goebel has made to me in
his public utterances. I dislike controversy, and
avoid a quarrel if I can. Association of any kind
with Mr. Goebel is distasteful to me. But in jus
tice to myself and my friends, I notice what he
now says. I wish it to be understood tliat I do
not speak as an attorney, agent, or employe of a
railroad. This is entirely a personal matter be
tween myself and William Goebel. 1 speak with-'
in due bounds when I say that Mr. Goebel has
been more frequently suspected of corruptly
bargaining and tiding his influence as a legislator
than I have been of attempting so to control
What I say in this regard rest only on my
own word, but it is my word againat William
Goebel's. I have never, whatever eke may have
been said of me, been accused of lyinpr- It has
been proved that he is a wilful, flagrant, and
frequent offender in this regard. I am a citizen
of Kentucky, bavins; the rights which other citi
zens possess and am determined to aAert and
maintain them, and I will not submit to attack
from a. liar, a slanderer, and an assassin, because
he happens to be a self-selected candidate for
Governor. BASIL W. DUKB.
The card of General Duke has caused a
great sensation here, and many think it
moans a killing should the two men meeL
Mr. Goebel declines to be Interviewed en
the subject, but his friends say he will pay
the matter no attention. General Duke
also has nothing to say, but, it is pre
sumed, will soon take steps to vindicate
himself from attack. Friends of both are
trying to prevent a collision. The matter
is of more importance because Mr. Goebel
already has the ill-will of former Confed
erates for killing John L. Sandford, of Cov
ington, In 1S95.
Mr. Goebel wound up his campaign in
this city with two speeches tonight, the
first at Tenth and Oak Streets, the second
at Phoenix Hill. Mr. Goebel has been mak
ing the free silver speeches here that he
made in tbe country, and his friends say
ho has gained a great many votes among
the common people. His followers believe
he will win, and one man is said to he here
with $40,000 to bet on Goebel. The Repub
licans say Taylor's majority will be 35,000
in the State.
It is generally feared that election day
this year will be the occasion for wide
spread disorder throughout the city and
State. The bolting Democratic leaders
claim tonight to have discovered a plot on
the part of the Goebel supporters to have
the police and firemen of Louisville raid
the polling places on election day and thus
cause the vote of this Congressional dis
trict to be thrown out. The Republicans
and Brown Democrats who are working to
gether in their efforts to defeat Mr. Goebel
assert that they will send armed men to
the polls to counteract the alleged Goebel
coup. Should either side carry out its ru
mored intention It would be difficult to
THE REPUBLICANS ALARHED.
Frantic Efforts to Counteract tbe
CLEVELAND, Oct. 27 Tho Nash lead
ers 'n Cleveland flung out a flag of dis
tress today. The growth of the Jones boom
has scared them and desperate eleventh
hour efforts are to be made to bring work
ingmen into line for Mr. Nash. At noon,
150 business and professional men assem
bled in the banquet room at the Hollenden.
They came in response to a letter sent to
each of them by J. H. Blood, one of
Hanna's chief lieutenants. The letter said
they were summoned on a matter of utmost
importance, "which required prompt and
AV. T. Murray was chosen chairman.
The people summoned were not kept in
suspense as to the object of the meeting.
Murray told them in a few words that the
Jones boom had assumed alarming propor
tions and unless it was headed off Nash
was in danger of defeat. He asked the
meeting to do something. Twenty ad
dresses were made. It was asserted that
90 per cent of the men in shops and fac
tories would vote for Jones if they were not
brought into line. AVilliam Downie made
the longest speech. He said the business
men were themselves to blame. They had
not paid proper attention to political mat
ters and the Jones movement had grown
while they were sleeping the sleep of in
difference. "It's high time to get in line,"
said Mr. Downie. "Put this matter before
every man in your employ. Tell them
their interests are yours and yours theirs.
A'ou must stand or fall together." Com
mittees were appointed to work in the
SENATOR HANNA CONFIDENT.
He Returns to Cleveland and Pre
dicts Xasb's Election.
CLEVELAND, Oct. 27. Senator Hanna
came back to this city today, after a
week's tour through the State. He is con
fident of success and predicts the election
of Judge Nash.
"The outpouring of the people at Re
publican meetings has been remarkable,"
said the Senator. "The interest manifested
shows that the people are fully alive to
the importance of the campaign and have
awakened to the fact that something more
than State issues are involved. The in
fluence of this campaign on national ques.
tions is stirring the people to action in as
great a degree as I have ever witnessed in
a national campaign.
"Basing my judgment on this fact, it
leaves no room for doubt as to the final
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result in the Stale. Tho voters la Ohio
are intelligent and always vote according
to their convictions. Party lines can never
fully control their action, and these Issued
appeal to the judgment and reason of men
as affecting their material interests and
their verdict will he to sustain the policy
of the present Administration in every
"Colonel Bryan's visit to Ohio has been
productive of good to our cause. I have
visited several counties in which he spoke
and have found criticism in the Demo
cratic party unfavorable to his personality.
Another feature of the campaign is the
so-called Third party headed by Jonas of
Toledo, a self-constituted candidate for
Governor, and who is making his campaign
one of pure sentimentality. He disclaims
all political parties and appeals to the peo
ple to sustain his pet doctrine, which be
styles 'the Golden Rule,' without any re
gard to established principles of govern
ment. The result of his candidacy is, in
a measure, an uncertain element, and white
he will no doubt receive considerable sup
port, I cannot see that in the end it will
be detrimental to our success. His sup
porters come largely from the Democratic
party and the socialistic element in the
State. Summing up the situation, I cannot
arrive at any other conclusion than that
the State is safe in its support of the
Administration and the principles of the
THE NEW YORK ASSEMBLY.
Elliott Dnnfortb Claims It for the
NEW A'ORK. OcL 27. Elliott Danforth,
chairman of the Democratic campaign com
mittee, reported today that the Democrats
expected to carry the Assembly. He added:
"AVe'll gain five in New A'ork, four in
Kings, and from everywhere the re
ports are splendid. We cannot lose."
Much of Mr. Danforth's confidence comes
from news received from several sources
that former Senator Hill Is earnestly work
ing for the election of a Democratic As
sembly. The Republicans declare that they will
elect eighty-five Assemblymen in the State.
VIEWS OE POLITICAL LEADERS.
The Democrats and Rcimlillcans
Both Claim Nebraska.
OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 27. The national
committeeman of the Democratic party in
Nebraska, AV. H. Thompson, declared today
that the State would give an increased ma
jority for 'Colonel Bryan. He thinks It
will be close to 20,000 and says that the sit
uation of the fusion forces is improving
James Dahlman, Chairman of the State
Democratic Central Committee, makes this
"Nebraska will give the fusion forces a
vote in excess of previous years, and the
State will have a fusion majority of at
least 15,000. It will be a personal triumph
for Colonel Bryan, and I expect to see him
renominated and elected President in
From Republican sources this estimate
comes: "The situation Is improving for
the Republican ticket. The State will re
turn to the Republican ranks by a ma
jority of from 5,000 to S,0M. Tbe Issue is
largely one of whether the President is
right or wrong on tha Philippine ques
tions." PHOOK8KS 0 TKLE0W BB.
Reports From Florida and lie Ma
rine Hospital Servlee.
JACKSONVILLE, Fia., Oct. 27. Key
AVest reports tonight that there are two
new cases of yellow fever there.
MIAMI, Fla., OcL 27. New eases, 7;
deaths, 1. Owing to the heavy winds the
detention camp Santa Lucia was not
opened today. Dr. Porter states that he
does not consider the disinfection of let
ters or single newspapers necessary.
Two new cases of yellow fever in New
Orleans were reported last night to Surgeon
General AVyman of the Marine Hospital
Service. Assistant Surgeon Carter stated
in a despatch that the weather in New Or
leans continued warm.
Surgeon General Sternberg of the Army
received a despatch yesterday from Key
AVest Informing him of the first fatal ter
mination of a yellow fever case among the
troops there. It stated that Private AVil
liam Gundell, Battery B, First Artillery,
died yesterday morning of yellow fever.
The cases which have already been re
ported were said to be doing well. Gun
dell was one of a small detachment left to
guard Government property when the maiu
body of troops were removed at the out
break of the fever. Five cases of yellow
fever and two deaths at Key West were
reported to the Marine Hospital Service
yesterday. A soldier at the garrison and a
Cuban child were the patients who died.
One new case at Miami was reported yes
terday. The detention camp at Miami will
be removed to Fulford, a few miles north
of the city.
LAWYERS FIGHT IN" CO-TJRT.
Exeitlnr Scenes ia a Cleveland Tem
ple of Ju.Mtice.
CLEVELAND, Oct. 27. Former Judge
Waiter C. Ong and Police Prosecutor Ken
nedy bad a fist fight while conducting a
case in a police court here yesterday. The
trouble began SKapnedy calling- Ong a
liar. Ong repliS-an undertone. Ken
nedy repeated, "fipmyu are a liar, Judge
Ong." Ong then struck Kennedy in the
eye. Kennedy staggered, but came back
More blows were exchangjLjbafore they
were separated. Ong hM aCon his chin
and Kennedy had a brokeano3e. Ong
asked for a continuance of the case, but
Kennedy objected, making- a sensational
speech, in which he said that Judge Ong
had disgraced the common pleas bench.
Judge Fiedler continued the case.
THE CASE EXPENSIVE.
A Referee's Salary Amounted to
More Than tbe Original Suit.
NEW A'ORK, Oct. 27. Complaint has
been made in the city court that Charles
AV. Rldgeway, Assistant Corporation Coun
sel, acting as referee in a suit against Hen
ry Spieae, to recover goods valued at $227.
had decided in favor of the defendant and
demanded of Blank & Co., plaintiffs, fees
aggregating $1,117.85. Mr. Ridgeway's In
dividual bill was $850. The plaintiff claim
ed there .had been only two witnesses, one
on each side, whose testimony did not oc
cupy over three hours.
Aged AYomnn Foretold Death.
WATKRTOWN, N. Y.. OcL 27. Mrs.
Betsy Jessamine, whose funeral was held
here" Thursday, had lived ninety-four
years, and up to a few minutes before her
death was in vigorous health and retainel
her mental faculties perfectly. She a-ked
for a glass of milk and remarked as she
handed back the empty glass to her son,
"That is very good milk. It is the last I
shall ever drink, for 1 shall be dead in an
hour." Sbe died before the hour was up.
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REMOYAL OP BDIS BI7BRA
Emilio Xuhcz te Snceeotl Him as
Civil Garerntp of Havana.
A Por.sIMcHt ObMtrHetlBn&t Continu
ally Uaurpinfr the Iruronttvei of
General Itmake Tr Cwnntnnt
irrlotltm AVith Secretary Canute
The Question of Ceet: Vshllns,
HAVANA. Oct. 17. Rais Rivera. Civil
Governor of Havana, was relieved from the
duties of his office late yesterday af.cnwoa
after refusing to resign. The order re
moving Mm was not made public until this
morning when it was announced that
BmelM Nines bad beea appointed to suc
ceed aim. Neither Governor General
Brooke nor Sesor Rivera will talk about
the matter, bat from other sources it Is
learned that Sense Rrrcra bad been a per
sistent obstructionist ever since his ap
pointment. He was always opposing Sec
retary Capote and continually usurping the
prerogatives of General Brooke. He criti
cised General Ludlow and made himself
disagreeable to tbe rest of tbe government.
The trouble with Senor Capote really caused
his downfall. Their first dispute occurred
over the ayuntamiento at Guinea, wben
Senor Rivera appointed the et&etals who all
belonged to one faction. Tbe other faction
naturally protested, and Senor Capote at
tempted to straighten matters out. He sug
gested that the ayuntamiente he made up
of an equal number of eeeh faction, hue
Senor Rivera refused to make any change.
He fell foul of Senor Capote again on the
question of cock-fighting, which he ordered
stopped, although there was no order frsm
General Brooke prohibiting such sport.
Just what caused the climax yesterday Is
not known, as General Brooke and Generals
Capote and Rivera decline to discuss the
subjecL Senor Vivanco, Senor Rivera's
secretary, told the correspondent, however,
that Senor Capote insisted that tbe cock
fighting order he revoked or that Senor Ri
vera resign. The latter rerised to with
draw the order or to resign. It Was then
left open to him until 10 o'clock this morn
ing to resign. When the time expired he
still persisted in his refusal, whereupon he
was removed from office by General Brooke.
The Cubans who oppose the American ad
ministration of course condemn the re
moval, although Senor Nunez, the new
governor, was a prominent Cuban general.
The Veterans Association will rueec to
night and adopt resolutions on the matter.
Another storm threatens the province of
Santa Clara, which suffered much damage
a lew days ago- from floods and winds. A
warning has been sent oot that a stosm is
coming from the south.
The AVard Line steamer VIgilancia. wkei
was overdue here from Mexlean ports, bos
The Cubans who have been trying to
have the Syrians in Pinar del Rio driven
out have failed of their purpose. No seder
will be issued for them to leave, hat a. few
of thjem have been ordered U move for san
A SA32ZLfG EGUSB ASSIG3T&
The JPIa-m of A. D. Satyrc- A Co. Fureed
LEXINGTON, Ky , Oct. 27 The basking
house of A. D. Sayre & Co., fouedsd in
1820, and the oldest institution of its kind
west of the Alleghaniea, made an assign
ment today. Its president, E. D. Sayre,
died on Sunday. He owned $7,030 in stock
in tbe bank. His sons. J. Will and H. D.
Sayre, jr., owned $15,000 each. The capi
tal stock was $37.u00. The deposits reach
$145,000. The bank was established b? the
late David A. Sayre, a Scotchman and Itin
erant silversmith, who could scarcely read
and could only write his name. He amass
ed a fortune and established tbe Sav re Fe
male Institute here and left $20u,0w to E.
D. Sayre, sr., his nephew, who wa his
confidential adviser and bookkeeper.'
About eighteen months ago toe bank lost
heavily, but the depositors and creditors,
believing that E. D. Sayre. sr.. would use
bis private fortune to keep the bank from
failing, continued to do business with the
bank and its deposits actually increased.
On Saturday last Milton A'oung cashed a
check for nearly $75,000. Yesterday there
was a slight run on the hank, so that when
business closed last night there was only
$7,000 in cash in the bouse. J. Will Sayre,
cashier, consulted with friends and tried to
borrow $25,000 to carry over the business
today, but failed. He opened the bank this
morning, but an hour and a half later he
made tbe assignmenL In an intervdta to
night be said that tbe assignment fuld
wipe out all bis legacy from his ttrtner.
and that be and E. D. Sayre. Jr.; "wwwid
A BRUSH WITH MOONSHTMHRS.
The Notorious Bill Prltis Fired at
by ilevenue OWcerx.
TJNIONTOWN. Pa., OeL 27. Revenue
officers had old BUI Prltts. tbe notorious
moonshiner of the mountain district of
Fayette county, in their clutches for a few
seconds yesterday morning, wben they
raided his still, but the aged outlaw, who
has killed men and been shot at hundreds
of times by officers, made bis escape. A
remarkable circumstance is that neither
Prltts, his son Henry, nor John. Gray, who
composed the party of moonshiners, were
The officers were concealed in Pritts'
still and captured young Pritts and Gray
without resistance, but the old man fought
tbem, and. breaking away from an ofBcer,
escaped amid a volley of bullets and dis
appeared in the brush. Tbe captives were
landed here tonight.
A PLEA OP MANSLAUGHTER.
Tbe Trial of a Girl Aeamvil of
WILMINGTON. DeL. Oct. 27. Abbess the
Court of General Sessions convened at
Dover this morning the jury in tbe Barrett
arson case filed into court. Foreman
Townsend stated to the court that,
although the jury had been out all nigh:,
no verdict had been reached. The jury
stood 11 to 1 for acquittal and the court
discharged them. Attorney General White
entered a nolle pros, in that ease.
The Barrett girl was then placed en
trial for the murder of Jackson Laf
ferty, aged twelve years. The allegations
were that sbe set fire to the child's cloth
ing with a match and death resulted. A rice
B. Magee, her counsel, held a conference
with Attorney General White, and the
charge of murder was withdrawn and a
plea of manslaughter accepted by the
State. Chief Justice Lore then sentenced
the thirteen-year-old girl to 0ve years'
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