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ON THE NEW LINER
Notable People Depart
for a Maiden
TRIP OF THE ST. LOUIS.
Start of the Big Steamship
Across the Stormy
FAST TIME IS EXPECTED.
Other Vessels Prevented From Giv
ing a Grand Salute by a Dense
NEW YORK, N. V., June s.— The
American steamship St. Louis left her pier
at the foot of Fulton street promptly at 11
o'clock this forenoon to enter upon her
first voyage across the ocean. She carried
the full number of cabin and saloon pas
sengers for which she has accommoda
tions. Among the passengers were the
following : Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Abbey,
Colonel F. Folter, Mr. and Mrs. Ed
ward Brandue, Major-General R. A.
Barker, Henry Cannon, Mr. and Mrs. John
Drew, Frederick T. Frelinghausen, Miss
L. Frelinghausen, Lloyd C. Griacom, Mrs.
C. F. Gunther, Sir Julian and Lady Paunce
fote and the Misses Pauncefote, Mme.
P.ejan and Count Wickenberger.
Besides Captain Randle and Chief En
gineer Walls, the principal officers on the
St. Louis are Thomas Kinsey, purser ; R.
Lloyd Parker, surgeon, and James Farrell,
A heavy fog enveloped the river and
harDor, which prevented the greeting of
the St. Louis by steam and sailing vessels
as she passed out toward the ocean, such
as she would have received had the atmos
phere been clear.
A trial trip of the big liner took place
last week, preliminary to her first voyage
across the Atlantic. The St. Louis left
Philadelphia Saturday morning, the 25th
of May, and 6teamed to the eastward well
out to sea. After making the coast again
near Nantucket she cruised along the
Long Island shore, reaching New York the
following Thursday. During this time the
monster craft was put through her paces
and maneuvered in all sorts of ways.
While the trial trip was more than satis
factory, it was the opinion of experts that
she would have made at least another
knot than was placed to her credit had it
not been for the poorly drilled firemen
that fed the great furnaces. As it was she
made 22.25 knots, or over two knots more
than is required by the Government in
order to secure the contract for carrying
the mails. When the machinery gets into
good working order it is believed that she
will be able to make twenty-three knots an
hour in cooler weather. In fact the St.
Louis is looked upon as a record breaker.
ARE PREPARING TO FIGHT
Armed Horsemen Rushing to
the Seat of War in
Now There Is a Prospect of a
Bloody Conflict Between the
DENVER, Colo., June 5.— A special to
the Times from Steamboat Springs, Colo.,
via Wolcott, says: From early daylight
horsemen armed with Winchesters have
been galloping into town on the way to the
seat of war in the Elkhead Mountains.
The main body left here at 10 o'clock this
morning, going by way of Bear Canyon
road. A wagon train follows the cavalry.
It is reported from Hahns Peak to-day
by a freighter who came from Snake River
that the sheepmen have thrown 150 armed
men into California Park, and entrench
ments have been thrown up on the Bear
River watershed. This information has
caused a high feeling among the ranchers
and strengthened their determination to
keep the sheepmen from grazing their
flocks upon the Colorado ranges.
WASHINGTON, D. C, June s.— The
fencing in of large tracts of public lands
by the cattle companies or individuals has
recently received a fresh impetus. As yet
it has not attained anything like the pro
portions it had in 1887, when several
million acres were illegally appropriated.
The evil has not become serious enough
to require drastic measures, but as a num
ber of complaints have been received, dis
trict attorneys in the West bave been in
structed to prosecute any one infringing
on the public lands. In case this does not
have the desired effect, troops may be
The Struggle for Receiver.
SALT LAKE, Utah, June s.— Much in
terest is shown in the hearing of the appli
cation for a receiver for the Utah Northern
and Oregon Short Line Railroad, within
the Territory of Utah, which comes up
before Judge Merritt to-morrow. S. H. H.
Clark and other Union Pacific officials are
in the city. J. M. Thurston is also here to
look after the Union Pacific interests. J.
M. Kgan arrived from Portland this morn
HERBERT AT ASSATOI.IS.
The Secretary of the Navy Received in
ANNAPOLIS, Md., June s.— Secretary
Herbert arrived at 10:30 o'clock this morn
ing, accompanied by his naval aid, Lieu
tenant Remy. As the Dolphin approached
the Secretary's salute of seventeen Jguns
was tired from the saluting battery, and
the Dolphin returned a captain's salute of
As soon as the Dolphin dropped ancho
Captain Cooper, accompanied by Lieu
tenant Ritter, called on the Secretary, and
the whole party then came ashore and
visited the Monongahela and Bancroft.
The infantry drill was very attractive and
the movements of the company were highly
complimented. The sham battle at the
Government farm was also of much in
Charter of a lAn.tr.
NEW YORK, N. V., June s.— The
American line steamer Berlin, which sailed
for Southampton at 4 p. m., has been char
tered by Rev. Henry S. Lunn to carry a
party of 160 persons who will attend the
THE NEW AKSBIOAN STEAMSHIP ST. LOUIS.
convention of the World's Woman's Chris
tian Temperance Union, which meets in
London June 14.
JUDGE LONG'S PENSION
Commissioner Lochren Had a
Right to Materially
His Ruling is Upheld In a Decision
by the Court of Ap
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 5.-The
pension case of Judge Charles D. Long of
Michigan, which has been before the local
courts for some time, was finally deter
mined to-day by the Court of Appeals, the
Commissioner of Pensions coming out vic
torious, though the probabilities are that
the case will now be taken to the Supreme
Court of the United States.
About a year ago Commissioner of Pen
sions Lochren caused the pension of Judge
Long to be reduced from $75 to $50 per
month. Subsequently the case came be
fore Judge Bradley of the District Supreme
Court and he decided in effect that the
Commissioner of Pensions had no author
ity to reduce the pension.
The Court of Appeals to-day reversed
that decision, holding that a pension is not
a vested right, except in a very limited
sense, as shown by the act of December 21,
1893; that the courts cannot interfere in
matters of this kind, and that the Com
missioner had a perfect right to review the
acts of his predecessors.
JtUSSIA'S MEA.T EXPORTS.
They Are Greatly Retarded by European
WASHINGTON. D. C, June s.— Consul-
General Karel at St. Petersburg has sent
to the State Department a report upon
the efforts Russia is now making to over
come the obstacles which interfere with the
export of her cattle and meats to different
European markets. At present no Russian
cattle are exported to Austria, England,
France or Germany, exports of such cattle
being confined to Turkey, Italy, Greece
and the island of Malta. Russian meat
is allowed in Germany, but the quaran
tine rules, it is contended, are being abused
to its exclusion. England admits Russian
meat, but complains of the quality. Late
ly it has been found suitable for beef tea
and a demand created, it being used almost
exclusively for that purpose. The largest
consumer of imported meats is England,
that country using 1,440,480,000 to 1,661,
--152,000 pounds annually. Russia exported
in 1893 17,000 cattle, 82,000 hogs, 163,000
sheep and meat to the value of 175,000
rubles. The United States supplies about
three-fourths of all the meat for the Euro
REMOVED FROM OFFICE.
Summary J) is miss a! of a Treasury Audi
tor tor Criticizing Cleveland.
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 5.-The
President to-day removed from office C. B.
Morton, Democrat, of Maine, auditor in
the treasury for the JSavy Department.
The difficulty which culminated to-day
began several months ago when informa
tion, it # is said, reached the department that
Mr. Morton had, both during his former
and his present term of office, written
letters of a highly improper character to
parties in his native State reflecting upon
the President and Secretary Carlisle.
These officials, it is said, took the trouble
to verify this information and his sum
mary removal to-day is the result.
Promoted, to an Agency.
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 5. — J. C.
Eeenan of Indianapolis, who has been em
ployed at the Kaw Indian sub-agency in
Oklahoma, has been appointed agent at
Neah Bay, Wash. He has been in the
service five years, and was promoted with
out any request from # lain, solely as a rec
ognition of his efficiency and reliability.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1895.
BRADLEY AT THE TOP
Blue Grass Republicans
Meet to Select a
SILVER IS NOT FAVORED.
Adoption of a Platform Which
Demands Protection for
SYMPATHY FOR DEMOCRATS.
Tariff Tinkering, the Kentucklans
Declare, Has Caused the Bust
LOUISVILLE, Kt., June s.— The Re
publican State Convention convened at 2
p. m. to-day at the Auditorium, which
seats 5000 and was filled to its full capacity.
Hon. J. W. Yerkes, one of the candidates
for Senator, as chairman of the State Com
mittee, made a strong speech on the exist
ing conditions in Kentucky, and intro
duced as temporary chairman Judge
George Denny, who is contesting with
Colonel W. C. Owens the seat of Colonel
Breckinridge in Congress. After Judge
Denny's speech the usual committees were
appointed, the one on resolutions includ
ing ail the Republican Congressmen-elecf;
Congressman Walter Evans offered a
strong resolution for a gold standard. It
was referred to \he committee on resolu
tions. An invitation to appoint delegates
to the free coinage convention at Mem
phis was tabled. Congressman Evans was
made permanent chairman and Samuel J.
It was ascertained that the committee
on resolutions was having difficulty on the
free silver plank. The convention remained
in session up to 5:30 p. m., filling in with
speeches, when it took a recess until 7:30
p. m., awaiting the report on resolutions.
On reassembling the committee on reso
lutions was unable to report and favorites
were again called on for speeches.
Speeches were made until 9 p. m., when the
platform was reported and unanimously
State Chairman Yerkes presented the
name of Colonel W. O. Bradley for the
nomination for Governor. The nomina-
tion was made by acclamation, with con
tinued demonstrations until Colonel Brad
ley was escorted to the platform.
After thanking the convention and ac
cepting the nomination for Governor
Colonel Bradley reviewed recent political
changes in Kentucky, and on the financial
plank said :
"The platform of to-day is but a repeti
tion of the platforms of the past. It de
mands protection for every American in
terest—protection for the producer,ijfrotec
tion for the manufacturer, protection for
the laborer and protection for the currency.
"It denounces the heresy of the free, un
limited and independent coinage of silver,
and it will protect the people from the
dishonor of repudiation. It has been said
before, and it is repeated now, that every
dollar should be of equal value with every
other dollar, and that every promise to pay
a dollar shall be as sacred as a soldier's
grave and worth 100 cents wherever the
flag flies. It favors the use of gold and
silver of equal purchasing and equal debt
paying power, and will preserve* for every
son of toil the same dollar that is held by
the richest millionaire in the land. We
heartily sympathize with the intelligent
business men of the Democratic party who
agree with us on this question and ask
them to stand by and help us in an honest
effort to preserve the Nation's credit."
The platform adopted charges that the
recent reduction in wages, decline in ex
portation s, general depression of business,
shrinkage in values and labor agitation
have all been due to the apprehension of
business interests as to recent threatened
tariff changes and the want of confidence
in the Democratic management. Continu
ing the platform says :
"We are opposed to the free and unlim
ited coinage of silver, believing it would
involve the country in financial ruin. We
believe in a sound currency and in the use
of both gold and silver for coinage, provided
always that a dollar in one is made pre
cisely as valuable as a dollar in the other.
"We favor a tariff so regulated as to pro
tect the interests of all classes of citizens
upon articles that may be successfully
manufactured or produced in this country,
thua insuring good wages to the laborer
and a home market to the producer, and
in connection with this we favor the estab
lishment of the doctrine of reciprocity.
We believe such a system would defray
every Governmental expense, gradually
liquidate every debt, restore public confi
dence and relegate to the rear the undue
excitement now prevailing concerning the
treasury. In view of the past, the Demo
cratic party's history, its devotion to the
old bank system and wildcat tendencies,
we affirm that the Republican party can
be more safely trusted to regulate the
financial system of the nation.
"We favor an American policy which
will protect Americans and American in
terests in all parts of the world at all haz
ards, and will* sympathize strongly with
republican Governments rather than igno
The nances of eight candidates for the
Lieutenant-Governorship were presented,
and after balloting until midnight without
effect the convention adjourned.
THUnSTOK FOR McKIKZET.
The Senator's Views on Silver and the
silver question said :
a. i me nine PI oseu r>r\,in ior me
Senate I took the position that the United
States could not take care of all the silver
in the world, but snould take care of the
American product under such conditions
as would make a silver dollar as good as a
gold dollar anywhere. I believe the Re
publican party will make a declaration
substantially the same as that of the na
tional platform of 1892. It binds the party
to take care of the American product and I
believe the obligation will be recognized.
"The large wing of the Democratic party
which fused with the Populists will declare
for free and unlimited coinage. 1 feel now
that there will be two Democratic conven
tions. When the convention is held I be
lieve the free silver wing of the party will
be in absolute control, though it may not
be able to nominate on account of the two
"I do not see how the Republicans can
go any further than they did in 1892 with
out declaring for free and unlimited coin
age of silver. The disposition of the silver
Republicans to bolt is only found to any
great extent in Colorado, Montana, Wyo
ming, Idaho and Nevada. The Republi
cans of Oregon, California, Washington
and the Dakota 3 will support the party
Being asked about the stand of the Re
publican purty on the tariff he said: "If
anybody supposes that the Republicans
will acquiesce in the Wilson bill he is very
much mistaken. I believe the tariff will
be a more important question than silver.
For myself, I believe to restore protection
will settle our financial ills. lam a high
tariff man and believe McKinley is the
best man for President."
MAKING HARRISON'S TIGHT.
Elkins and Dtpexo Openly Present Their
Choice for President.
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 5.-There
was a decided stir among the prominent
Republicans now in the city when it was
learned this morning, on what appeared to
be good authority, that Senutor-elect
Elkins had come out flatfooted for Harri
son for the Presidential nomination, and
that Mr. Depew had indorsed the decision,
saying that the ex-President would also be
his first choice. For six months Mr.
Elkins has avoided saying who he thought
should receive the nomination, merely
alluding to the record of Harrison in the
past administration and remarking that a
Presidential candidate should not be picked
out so long in advance.
The announcement of Mr. Elkins' posi
tive declaration in favor of Harrison's can
didacy is more important in view of the
position of West Virginia in nominating
conventions of the Republican party.
Mr. Elkins played a prominent part in
nominating Biaine in ISB4, and in 1888,
when it was seen that Mr. Ulaine's
nomination was hopeless, Elkins hoped to
turn the tide toward Harrison and cleverly
manipulated his campaign in the conven
tion. Among the Republicans are a num
ber who look upon the JJepew harmony
dinner as simply a Harrison boom in dis
guise. They say that Mr. Elkins has long
intended announcing the candidacy of
Harrison, and that he had been carefully
laying his plans in order to lessen Me-
Kinley's influence in office. It is asserted
that he lent his influence to the Foraker
forces in Ohio in order to lessen the influ
ence ot McKinley. and his purchase of the
Cincinnati Commercial Gazette is quoted
as an evidence of the care with which he
prepared his plans, and this paper's advo
cacy of Harrison's candidacy, it is expected,
will shortly be vigorous. As one of the
leading Republican newspapers not only
in Ohio but of the region included in the
States of Indiana, Tennessee, West Vir
ginia and Kentucky also, the Commercial
Gazette's influence is expected to be poten
LEADERS OF THE WEST.
General Heart r and Others at the lowa
DES MOINES, lowa, June s.— General
J. B. Weaver and other leaders of the sil
ver party of the West were present at the
State silver meeting to-day. There was
a large attendance, and much enthusiasm
was manifested. The conference to-day
was non-partisan, and it is understood no
effort will be made to nominate a ticket.
The silver wing of the Democratic party
has a conference scheduled for to-morrow.
Most of those here to-day will stay over
A letter from United States Circuit Judge
Henry C. Caldwell of Little Rock, Ark.,
was read, in which he says: "So long as
we proclaim to the world that our purpose
is to adhere to the single gold standard till
England agrees to abandon it, free and un
limited coinage of silver at any ratio will
never come. Supplications in this direc
tion would be in vain. What is more,
England's action is a courageous and ag
gressive action, not a cowardly supplica
tion. The issue is sharply defined. Those
who do not favor free coinage of gold and
silver at 16 to 1, making silver a unit of
value, as done under the act of 1792, are
for the gold standard. There is no middle
JHEDBEItO'S WIDOW WEDS.
She I* Xow the Wife of Raymond Stephens,
CHICAGO, 111., June s.— To-day Mrs.
Hedberg, the widow of Captain Hedberg,
who was shot and killed a few months ago
by Lieutenant Maney at Port Sheridan,
the post at which both men were stationed,
was married to Raymond Stephens, the
son of Henry Stephens, the box manufac
Young Mr. Stephens is about 25 years of
age and is musical in his taste, this fact
leading to hU acquaintance with Mrs.
Hedberg, who is quite a singer. Mrs. Hed
berg is about 30 years of age and has a
reputation as a beauty. Before the death
of her husband she was one of the best
known women at Fort Sheridan on ac
count of her good looks and fascination of
manner. She became prominent during
the trial of Lieutenant Maney by her
avowed desire for justice and the punish
ment of her husband's slayer.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephens will go to New
York on their wedding trip, and will
probably be on the road a good deal as
Mr. Stephens is a professional singer.
Changes Among Officers.
WASHINGTON, D. C, June s.— John
T. Thompson, ordnance department, has
been relieved from duty at the headquar
ters of the Platte and ordered to the de
partment as chief ordnance officer. Lieu
tenant E. E. Bullock, Seventh Cavalry,
will be relieved from duty at the Univer
sity of Wyoming on September 1.
FLEE FROM BEDOUINS.
Europeans at Jeddah
Are in Great
SEEK SAFETY ON SHIPS.
Animosity Aroused by the
Turkish Quarantine Laws
PILGRIMS AND THE CHOLERA.
Envoys of England. France and
Russia Await Advice From Their
CONSTANTINOPLE, Turkey, June
5. — Advices from Jeddah, Arabia, the sea
port of Mecca and the scene of the recent
murderous assault on the consular officers
of Great Britain, Russia and France, an
nounce that a panic prevails there. It is
feared the Bedouinß will attack the town.
The latter are held responsible for the at
tack upon the Consuls, which resulted in
the death of the British Vice-Consul, and
a number were arrested in consequence.
This has caused an angry feeling among
the Bedouins, who demand the release of
those apprehended and threaten to use
force if the demand is not complied with.
The situation is so serious that the Euro
peans at Jeddah are hastily seeking refuge
on board the merchant vessels in the har
bor, taking all they possibly can of their
belongings. It is also stated that the ar
riyal of the British Mediterranean squad
ron, numbering seventeen warships of
various classes, is anxiously expected at
Jeddah even by the Turkish authorities, as
the garrison is very weak.
Animosity has also been aroused 'by the
quarantine measures which the Turkish
Government has been compelled to take
at Mecca, at the instance of the powers, in
order to prevent the introduction of
cholera into northern ports by the return
of infected pilgrims from Mecca. In fact
it is believed that the sanitary measures
were the local cause of the attack upon the
Consuls. The measures referred to were
quite recently taken under severe pressure
of the powers and at the instance of the
Turkish international councils of health,
for the purpose of cleansing the holy places
frequented annually by so many thousands
These sanitary improvements began in
April last at Jeddah, and at other towns
of the pilgrim district of Arabia, and they
include the building of hospitals, the fre
quent disinfection of the places resorted to
by pilgrims, the selection by the health
officers of the camping places, furnishing
wholesome supplies of water and pro
visions, and general sanitary supervision
over the pilgrims.
To this new order of things the latter
have strongly objected, looking upon
it is an unwarranted interference on the
part of the Europeans in their religious
customs, and it is feared that tne so-called
holy men are exciting the pilgrims against
the Europeans, believing that their old
time privileges and profits will be swept
away if the march of sanitation is not
The envoys of Great Britain, Russia and
France in this city are awaiting instruc
tions from their Governments in regard to
the situation of affairs at Jeddah, as well
as regarding the refusal of the Turkish
Government, as exclusively cabled to the
Associated Press yesterday, to agree to the
reforms in Armenia which have been pro
posed by the powers. In this connection
the situation of affairs is unchanged. The
porte's reply, however, is regarded as a
momemtary success for the military party.
On the other hand, the policy of Turkey
in this matter is criticized by the Ottoman
statesmen, who regard the porte's action
as disastrous to Turkey.
EXCITEMENT IN LONDON.
An Outbreak Between the Powers and
LONDON, Exg., June There was
much excitement in London about the
Foreign Office yesterday on the receipt of
the official dispatches confirming the dis
patches from Constantinople announcing
that the Turkish Government had refused
to agree to reforms in Armenia which were
demanded by the representatives of Great
Britain, France and Russia.
All the Foreign Office officials, including
the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs,
the Earl of Kimberly, were at their posts
last night and assembled again at the For
eign Office to-day. There is a strong be
lief in well-informed circles here that the
reply of the porte was purposely drafted
in unfavorable terms in order to gain time.
The Sultan is invisible during the Sariam,
one of the two great Mohammedan festi
vals of the year, which is now being ob
served. Consequently the powers, it is
asserted, will now address a stronger note
to the porte and in addition will back this
up by a naval demonstration. The crisis
in the East is already regarded on all sides
as being grave, and this feeling is intensi
fied by the newa from Constantinople to
day telling of the panic at Jeddah.the threat
ened attack of the Bedouins and the flight
of Europeans who are seeking safety on
board the vessels in the harbor.
It is freely predicted here that an out
break is inevitable. There is no question
of the powers abating their demands in
any form, although there is a growing
belief that Russia is backing Turkey in the
latter 's refusal to agreee to the reforms de
manded by the powers for Armenia. The
full text of the demands of the powers will
be published here to-day. It makes over
3000 words, and the main points of it have
already been cabled.
The note of the powers in this connection
make twelve distinct suggestions or de
mands in regard to Armenian reforms as
First— The eventual reduction of the number
Second— Guarantees for the selection of valis,
Third— Amnesty for Armenian political
Fourth— Return of Armenian exiles to their
Fifth— Final settlement for common law
Sixth— The inspection of prisons.
Seventh— The appointment of a high com
missioner to supervise the reforms.
Eighth— The creation of a permanent com
mittee in control at Constantinople.
Ninth— lndemnity to the Sassoun and other
victims of the recent massacres.
Tenth— Regulation of religious conversions.
Eleventh— Maintenance of the Armenians
right and privileges.
Twelfth— Position of the Armenians in other
vilayets of Asiatic Turkey to be regulated on
the same basis.
Bondt for the Syndicate.
SOUTHAMPTON, Eng., June S.—WU-
liam E. Curtis, Assistant Secretary of the
United States Treasury, and Colonel Mont
gomery of the United States Treasury met
the Paris here and took charge of the
bonds which were brought over by Logan
Carlisle. The bonds will be taken to Lon
don and placed in the strong room of the
Rothschilds. After being initialed the
bonds will be formally delivered to the
representatives of the bond syndicate.
y* VA.L, OFFICERS HOIfORED.
Lunch Given to Men from United States
and Italian Ships.
SOUTHAMPTON, Eng., June s.— The
Mayor of Southampton gave a lunch to
day in honor of the officers of the United
States and Italian warships now in these
waters. There was a distinguished com
pany present, including Warner S.
Kirkead, United States Consul here. The
Mayor proposed the health of the Presi
dent of the United States.
In toasting the officers of both squadrons
the Mayor dwelt upon the fact that such
interchanges of courtesies were doing
much for the preservation of peace. Ad
miral Kirkland, in replying, said that be
and his officers had been much impressed
with the reception they had met with
since their arrival at Southampton, and re
counted some amusing experiences of his
career in the United States navy.
Wounded a French Officer-
CONSTANTINOPLE, Turkey, June 6.—
In a dispute here to-day between a Turk
ish officer and the officers of a French
steamer regarding baggage, the former
drew his sword and wounded one of the
French officers. The Turkish officer was
arrested. The French embassy promptly
demanded satisfaction from the Turkish
Government, which agreed that the Turk
should be tried by French law.
Successful Kultir Canal.
KIEL, Germany, May S. — The steamer
Palatia, with Prince Hohenlohe and other
members of the council of Ministers aboard,
traversed the Baitic canal to-day for 100
kilometers. The trial demonstrated the
complete success of the canal.
Sickening Scenes at the Exe
cution of Captain
Fired Upon Three Tlme9 by Span
ish Soldiers Before Death
MADRID, Spain, June s.— Captain
Clavigo, who shot and seriously wounded
Captain-General Prima Ribera after the
latter had refused him the hand of his
daughter on Monday, was shot to-day, he
baring been sentenced to death by a court
martial. He displayed marvelous forti
tude and composure.
Captain Clavigo walked to the prison
van smoking a cigarette and bowed to the
crowd assembled within the prison gate.
They acknowledged his courtesy by cheer
ing loudly for the captain. The prison
van, surrounded by gendarmes, proceeded
to the square of San Isadore, on the bank
of the Manzanares River. There Clavigo
alighted and walked to the center of the
square, which was lined with troops on
three sides. The captain, when he reached
the required position, bandaged his own
eyes and then again bowed to the people.
The officer in command of the firing
squad then gave the order to lire and
LONDON, Eng., June 5.— A dispatch
from Madrid says that the soldiers who exe
cuted Clavigo had to fire at him three
times. Clavigo first fell with three bullets
in his head, and he still moved after a sol
dier had fired another shot into his head
from under the chin. He did not die until
another soldier fired a bullet through his
heart. The scene caused great excitement
among the horrified spectators.
Russia's Chinese Loan.
LONDON, Exg., June s.— The Times in
its financial column says it is rumored
that Russia is negotiating with Paris bank
ers for the loan of £16,000 to China upon
Russia's absolute and unconditional guar
TROUBLE OF CORBETTS
The Wife's Divorce Suit Is in
the Hands of Her
Champion Jim Refuses to Talk
About His Domestic Com
NEW YORK, K. V., June 5.-A. H.
Hummel, of the law firm of Howe & Hum
mel, was asked to-day if there was any
truth in the story that Mrs. James J. Cor
bett would sue her husband for absolute
divorce. He declined to make any state
Mr. Lake, the father of Mrs. Corbett,
"The case is in the hands of Messrs.
Howe & Hummel. My daughter is very
ill indeed and very much worried. She
visited her counsel, Howe & Humruel, to
day about the matter. I can't say if the
suit has been commenced.
"If not, it will be. Jim is quite crazy —
that is certain. He has not been himself
for some time. This woman, who will be
named as the co-respondent in the action,
has got such complete mastery over him
that he does not know what he is doing.
"He brought her to this city only a short
time ago, and they stayed together in the
same hotel for three weeks. I do not
know the woman's name, but my daughter
has told me she belongs in Chicago. Mrs.
Corbett has refused to give me any par
ticulars about the case, as she said she
does not wish to pain me." ♦
ASBURY PARK, N. V., June s.—Pugi
list James J. Corbett was seen this after
noon and asked if he had anything to say
regarding the separation of himself and
his wife. Corbett said :
"If I live a thousand years nothing shall
escape my lips in relation to that matter."
Corbett, however, referred to the pub
lication of the story as premature.
CAUSED BY MUSKRATB.
A Bad Break in a Big Nexv York
AMSTERDAM, N. V., June 5.-A bad
break in the canal occurred today a quar
ter of a mile west of Pattersonville. A
chasm 200 feet wide and forty feet deep
The water from the canal poured through
the break in a flood, sweeping its way to
the Mohawk river and carrying huge trees
upon the bosom of the raging torrent. The
flood grew out of a small hole, caused by
muskrats burrowing through the canal
bank. Navigation will be entirely sus
pended on this section for at least a week.
AID FOR THE RERELS
Cubans Now Have Ma y
AN ISLAND EXPEDITION.
Authorities Notified of the
Movement of the Armed
VERY HARD TIMES CAUSED.
Industries So Unpopular In Cuba
That a General Uprising
HAVANA, Cuba, June s.— The Govera
ment authorities have information of an
expedition from Dauphin Island and other
places in the bay of the Mississippi River,
which is being tilled out with a considerable
armed force to aid the rebel.-' here.
The United States authorities at Wash
ington and the Spanish legation there
have been notified, and are informed of all
the movements of the expedition and the
names of the ships in use. The authorities
also have their eyes upon some suspicious
movements about Mobile, Ala.
In reply to direct inquiries the acting
Captain-General says there is no truth
whatever in recent reports that Marti ia
still alive. He says the corpse of Marti
has been identified beyond the slightest
No news concerning Maximo Gomez has
been received since May 20, the day of the
fight where Marti was killed and Gomez
The acting Captain-General says that the
reports that Marti is alive are being cir
culated by Cubans for the express purpose
of keeping up the courage of people inter
ested in the expedition now rendezvouzing
at Dauphin Island.
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 5. —A
semi-official statement has been received
here from one of the leaders in the most
influential elements in Cuba, showing that
the war expenditures are becoming so
enormous, and the sugar and tobacco in
dustries so unprofitable, that they believe
a general uprising will result from the
hard times caused.
WILI*JC IS KOT IXSAXE.
Dental of the Report That He 1* Confined
in a Padded. Jtoom.
LONDON, Eng., June s.— The report
that Oscar Wilde had become insane is
denied and also that he has been
confined in a padded room. It is stated
that Wilde was started to work in the
treadmill according to the usual prison
After a few days he was sent to the in
firmary, where it was found he was suffer
ing from melancholia and trouble of the
stomach. The disorder of the stomach
ceased after two days' confinement in the
hospital, and Wilde returned to the prison
feeling greatly improved. His melancholia
Afraid of Japanese Troops.
HONGKONG, China, June s.— The re
public of Formosa has collapsed, the Presi
dent has fled and the foreigners are in
safety. The Chinese forces in the northern
part of the island became disorganized on
the approach of the Japanese troops and
the soldiers of the Fresident joined the
mob in rioting and looting and burning
the Government buildings at Tapeh Fu
Her Majesty's ship, Rainbow, has been
ordered to Formosa.
Natives Welcome the French.
LONDON, Eng., June s.— The Times
correspondent at Antanarivo telegraphs
that placards have been secretly affixed to
church doors in that place, inciting the
people to kill the Madreasse Queen and
Premier and to welcome the French.
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