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VOLUME LXXVIII.-NO. 71.
MUST PAY ITS DEBTS.
The Union Pacific Can
No Longer Dodge
SUCH A REPORT MADE.
Master- in -Chancery Cornish
Sets Forth Interesting
EARNINGS JUSTIFY PAYMENT.
Upon This Statement the Court May
Order Interest and Principal
OMAHA, Nehp.., Aue. 9.— Judge W. D.
Cornish, master-in-chancery in the Union
Pacific foreclosure cases, to-day completed
his report on the petition of the American
Loan and Trust Company, as trustee, ask
ing lor the payment of defaulting principal
and interest on the equipment trust bonds
of the Union Pacific Company. The report
find? that there is money, on hand, upon
which these bonds have a claim, and
'recommends an order allowing payment
of past due principal and interest.
These bonds were issued in October,
1387, in payment of a lot of new equipment
bought at that time, and amounted to
?.V>41.000, due in installments of about
one-eighth each year, the last being due in
1960. The equipment in this mortgage
trust consists of 98 passenger, baggage
and mail cars, 3705 freightcars of various
classes, including refrigerator, fruit, furni
ture, stock and coal cars, and 155 engines.
. There is $789,000 of principal past due, and
the trustee ask that the court order it
paid, together with the back interest.
The report of Judge Cornish says:
"If a separate account should be stated
of the value of the use of said equipment,
basing such value upon the lowes! average
of allowances for rental between divisions
of said railroad, and upon the actual use
of said equipment, such an account would
have a rental value for said property
greatly in excess of the annual principal
and interest charges as fixed by said trust
This means that the equipment more
than earns its interest and principal due.
Inasmuch as separate foreclosure suits
have been instituted against the Union di
vision, being the main line from Council
Bluffs to Oirden, the Kansas Pacific and
.Cheyenne division, it is necessary to ap
portion the charge and burden of these
payments among these three receivershps.
In order to get ihe proper relative propor
tions the master has gone back and taken
ii^ures for the last fourteen years, and, as
a result of his investigations reports that
the three divisions have received the bene
fit of this equipment in the following pro
portion : Union division, 70 per cent; Kan
sas Pacific division, 25 percent: Cheyenne
division. 5 percent; and that these pay
ments should be charged to them in that
proportion. The master also finds that the
said three divisions have produced more
than enough to justify this payment, and
recommends an order authorizing the re
ceivers to make the payments, with all in
TURNING OVER PROPERTY.
Bouth Dakota's Defaulting
Treasurer Pays Part of the
Bondsmen Will PutUpthe Remain
der, and Then Mr. Taylor Is to
PIERRE. S. D., Aug. 9.— The Taylor
defalcation matter is about to be cleared
iup, and the defaulting Treasurer will be
tried on Tuesday next. His bondsmen
and himself, through their attorney,
.Charles McCoy of Aberdeen, this morning
turned over to the State Treasurer, K. Y.
Phillips, through Attorney-General Craw
ford, |100,000 in checks and drafts, as
agreed that they should when Taylor sur
. rendered himself in June, and a list of
properties in which the defaulter held
equities or owned prior to his retreat to
: The value of the properties will be as
sessed by the State Board and the amonnt
agreed by them and the $100,000 will be
credited to his deficit. The bondsmen will
make up the balance as soon as the amount
is made known to them. As the time ap
proaches for the trial of ihe defaulting
Treasurer much speculation is going on as
to which statute he will be tried under—
whether it will be the one which provides
the two-year, the five-year or the twenty
one-year punishment — but whichever it
may be, the opinion of the attorneys of the
State is that it will not be the last named,
which is faulty.
TO CO NTEST THIS WILL.
Cornelius King Left Heirs at Seneca
rails, jr. r.
SENECa FALLS, N. V., Aug. 9.— The
heirs of Cornelius King, who died in Cali
fornia a few months ago leaving property
worth over $200,000, residing in Seneca
Falls said to a correspondent yesterday
that they are not aware that the testator
had a sister who left three children, who
are reported as intending to contest the
The entire estate is in cash and securi
ties in deposit in San Francisco banks.
The principal heirs of the will in question
are the children of a brother of the de
ceased, James. Mary, Daniel and Cornelius
King. Mary having died, leaving no chil
dren, her share reverted to the others, one
of whom, Cornelius, died, leaving a widow
and four children, who reside on Mumford
street, this town.
James and Daniel King, who also live
here, are at present in San Francisco,
where they went to attend the settlement
of the estate, which is to take place the lat
ter part of this month.
Mrs. King said yesterday that the only
heirs' she knew of are the children of Owen
King. She also «aiil that she had not been
officially notified of the proposed contest,
and that in all probabilities the claim is a
Old residents of the town, who are
The San Francisco Call
thoroughly familiar with the history of
the Kins family, say that the senior Cor
nelius King and his brother Owen came
to Senaca Falls directly after the death of
their parents, which occured in Ireland
when both boys were under 5 years of age;
that they lived here a number of years,
and that they never had a sister.
INJURED BY AN ACCIDENT.
Many Streetcar Passengers Suffer From
a Smash- I' p.
INDIANAPOLIS, Lvd., A.ug. 9.— From
fifteen to twenty people were more or less
seriously injured in a streetcar accident
near Crown Hill Cemetery this afternoon
at 4 o'clock. The injured are: Mrs. Mar
tin, leg broken and badly bruised; Susan
Dennis, bruised about lower limbs; Mar
than Sweeny, both lees broken; Maggie
Rice, face badly battered and bruised;
Edith Christ, lower limbs bruised and
other injuries; L. H. Smith, back sprained
and badly bruised; Mary Bly and Sarah
Lanham, badly bruised; T. B. Brown, leg
All are residents of this city. Several
others were more or less seriously injured.
The wreck was tne result of a misplaced
switch. The people were returning from
the old people's reunion. It is thought
none of the injuries will prove fatal.
NEGRO OUTLAWS CAPTURED.
Indian Territory Residents Would Like
to Take Them From, the Officers.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 9.— A special to
the Chronicle from Tul&a, Ind. T., cays
that late this afternoon the Creek Nation's
light-horse police, three United States Mar
shals and a large number of citizens cap
tured Rufus Black and four other Creek
negroes implicated in the Wilson assault
forty miles south of Tulsa, on Flat Rock
Creek. The outlaws had robbed a store at
Orcutt, a small town near by, and were di
viding the spoils when captured. The offi
cers started to Muskogee with them. A
large number of cifizens are in pursuit
with the intention of taking them away
from the officers.
CARS SMASHED TO PIECES.
Several Passengers Injured on an Elk
CROWELL, Nebr., Aug. 9.— The west
bound Elkhorn passenger train ran into a
defective switch this afternoon. Five cars
were smashed into kindling-wood. A
number of passengers were cut and bruised,
but the three-year-old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Utterstine of Plattsmouth was the
only one seriously hurt. She will probably
die. A boxcar on the side track tore the
sidfi out of the chaircar and Wagner coach,
the flying splinters injuring a number of
passengers. Traffic was delayed two hours.
IDENTITY OF A LOST SHIP
The British Four-Master Holt
hill Probably the One
Many Reasons for Believing- That
She Was the Vessel to Collide
With the Prince Oscar.
NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 9.— lt is be
lieved that the vessel with which the
British ship Prince Oscar was sunk in a
collision off the coast of Brazil is the
British ship Holthill. Tne survivors of
the Prince Oscar, who were taken from
their boats by the steamer Capac and
landed at Philadelphia yesterday, were un
able to furnish the identity of the craft
with which they collided, as it sank im
mediately. They said, however, that she
was a four-master with all sails set and
sailing with the wind, which was south
east. This pretty well precludes that it
was any of the American four-masters, of
which there are five. Two, the Dirigo and
the Kenilworth, are now at this port.
The other three, the Roanoke, the
Susquehanna and Mary Flynn, are bound
from here for San Francisco and would not
have been sailing the course of the ill
The Holthill sailed from San Francisco
for Queenstown April 23, probably carrying
only grain. On July 9, four days before
the collision, she was spoken about 442
miles south of the scene of the disaster.
With a fair wind she would have been on
the 13th in about the position indicated.
The facts and figures above are considered
conclusive by men in shipping circles that
the Holthill was the unknown vessel with
whicn the Prince Oscar collided and sunk
with all on board.
The Holthill is a four-masted steel ship
of 2269 tons register, and was built in
Glasgow in 1890. She is owned by William
Price & Co. of Liverpool.
ONE OUTLAW WAS KILLED
Deputy Marshals Had a Fierce
Fight With Ban
The Desperado Slain Is Thought to
Be the Notorious Bob
SOUTH McALESTER, Ind.T.. Aug. 9.—
Deputy Marshals W. H. Springfield and
Stockton from Oiclahoma, who have been
following the Bob Christian gang since
their escape from South Enid Junction
about four weeks ago, came upon their
camp at sundown five miles south of Wil
burton, a small station on the C. O. and G.
R. R., thirty-one miles east of here, and at
the order of "hands up" the four bandits
began firing at the deputies, who returned
the fire. The fight lasted about thirty
minutes, when the robbers mounted their
horses and fled, taking one wounded and
leaving one dead.
During the firing the marshals lost their
horses and as they had no means to carry
the dead man had to leave him and walk
to town for assistance, it being dark, but
they are sure it was Bob Christian, the
leader of the gang, who was one of the
most desperate men that have ever terror
ized this country. The balance of the
gang left in an easterly direction.
Springfield has wired the United States
Marshal at McAlester to send more men
and horses at once. A special train will
leave here soon for the scene and try to
trail the robbers with bloodhounds, which
will be sent from Fort Smith.
Fire in Lumber- Yards.
OGDENSBURG, X. V., Aug. 9.— Fire
broke out in the lumber-yards of the Skill
ing, Whitney & Barnes Lumber Company
here this morning. Nine million feet of
lumber were burned. Trie loss is $125,000.
SAX FRAKCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 10, 1895.
RUSES OF FANATICS
Peculiar Excuses for
OFFICIALS WERE IDLE.
One Viceroy Refused to Help
Foreigners Whose Lives
STORIES OF EATING CHILDREN
Wild Charges Made Against Chris
tians by the Mobs of Infu
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug.
ister Denby has been instructed by Acting
Secretary Adee to secure protection for
American citizens at Pan Yang, China, a
place about forty miles from Foo Chow,
where the American mission is reported to
have been looted by the Chinese.
The statement of Miss Mabel C. Hart
ford, one of thje American missionaries at
Hwasang, regarding the outrages at that
station on the Ist inst., is regarded by the
officials at the State Department as fully
vindicating their confidence in Minister
Denby's promptness and efficiency, despite
the criticisms tnat have been made against
Saturday, the 3d inst., the second day
after the assault was committed, and ac
cording to her statement, the relief party
met them the next day en route to the
scene of trouble. It is pointed out that
notwithstanding meager means of com
munication existing in the province and
the equally poor facilities for transporta
tion the relief party had made most ex
cellent progress, more rapid even than
might naturally have been expected. That
it did so, these officials say, is proof ad
ditional to that furnished by the develop
ments in the matter of the outrages at
Cheng Tv some weeks ago, that the Min
ister is especially vigilant and active in
looking after the interests of his country
men in China and protecting them to the
utmost extent of the means within his
Appeals for the protection of American
missionaries in China have been coming in
to the State Department this morning by
telegraph and mail from officers of the re
ligious organizations who have missionary
stations in that country. Some of tnem
alleged that Minister Denby is not doing
his duty, and indicate a state of feeling
that might naturally be caused by the
press dispatches concerning the outrages,
but it is hardly consistent with the efforts
which the department, Mr. Denby and Ad
miral Carpenter are making to secure ade
quate protection for all Americans in
China. The few dispatches received at the
department from United States Consuls in
China have been acted upon promptly. Mr.
Denby has been cabled all the information
contained in these, together with instruc
tions to use his best efforts to give protec
tion to American citizens, and to prevent
a repetition of attacks on American mis
J. Courtney Hixon, the United States
Consul at Foo Chow, has informed the
State Department that another mission
chapel at Pang Yang has been looted, and
directions have been cabled to Mr. Denby
to take cognizance of the matter. This is
believed to be the place given in the press
dispatches as Inghok or Pinghok.
It would be of value to the State Depart
ment if all the American missionary so
cieties having missions in China would
speedily furnish the location and descrip
tion of the missions they represent, and a
list of the Americans attached to them.
Acting Secretary Adee received from
United States Consul-General Jernigan at
Shanghai a dispatch dated July 12, inclos
ing four letters received by him from mis
sionaries, giving in great detail accounts of
the events in China leading up to the riots
against the missionaries at Cheng Tv, in
the province of Szechuen. One of these,
from Spencer Lanir, very comprehensive
in scope and dated Chun King, China, says
that the West China mission of the Metho
dist Episcopal church is the only American
mission represented in Cheng Tu. The
Americans there were the Rev. Olin Cady
and wife, H. L. Canwright, M.D., and wife
and two children and Rev. J. F. Peat and
wife and two children. Tnia mission owned
but one piece of property in Cheng Tv,
which is a building fitted up for the resi
dence of two families, a Chinese building
used as a chapel, a dispensary and minor
structures. Mr. Lanir says that substan
tially all these are gone, even the paving
stones being carried out of the courts. The
total loss, exclusive of personal loss, is
about 6000 taels.
The American Baptist Missionary Union
had stations in Sui-Fu, Kaiting and
Yachan. The missions and personal prop
erty at Kaiting and Yachan are probably
all lost, though particulars had not been
received by Lanir when his letter was
written. At Sui-Fu the Americans owned
a ereat deal of property, but not much
damage was done to it.
Mr. Lanir describes the various attacks
made on the missions at Cheng Tv, the
particulars of which have been printed in
American newspapers. In the attack on
the premises of the Canadian Methodist
mission the two persons in charge of the
hospital and chapel, which were afterward
looted and burned, kept the mob at bay,
but the officials would give no assistance,
although several of them were quite near.
Late that evening, May 28, the members
of the American Methodist mission sought
refuge in the District Magistrate's yamen,
but were refused and told they would be
protected if they returned home. Relying
upon these promises they were entirely
unprepared for the mob which soon visited
them, and had barely time to escape.
Operations were renewed by the mob at
daybreak next day, and before noon the
attack was general on all the Catholic and
Protestant mission places. The American
Methodists, from their hiding-places in an
attic only six feet away, watched the mob
for twelve hours plundering their house.
Some of the 10,000 soldiers in the
province assisted in the looting, and dug
up a number of bones, which they took to
the district yamen, representing them to
be the bones of babies which the foreigners
had eaten. The Viceroy, says Mr. Lanir,
and consequently all lower officials, were
simultaneously suffering from a severe at
tack of indisposition. He makes serious
charges against the Viceroy, Cheo Taoti,
claiming that, as he had been degraded
and was soon to be recalled, he was bent
on giving a parting hit, both at the for
eigners, whom he hated, and the Govern
ment. When the flames burst forth from
the Catholic Bishop's residence, scarcely a
stone's throw from the Viceroy's yamen,
the Viceroy remarked, according to Mr.
Lanir, that this was a matter for his suc
cessor to attend to, and he states that only
after everything was quite destroyed did
the Viceroy make an effort to restore or
der, in the meantime having sent out tele
grams that a mutilated child had been
found at the foreign place, with a result
that nearly all the natives believed the
Mr. Lanir scores the Viceroy severely
and demands the punishment of hostile
officials. He incloses copies of the inflam
matory placards that were posted every
where charging that the foreigners were
kidnaping children and using oil from
A letter from Dr. Harry L. Canwright
confirms Mr. Lanir's statements. Georpe
W. Hill of the American Baptish Mission
ary Union at Yachan tells of the flight of
himself and party from that place and of
an attempt to mob them while proceeding
down a river in a boat. He was unable at
the time the letter was written to say
whether or not the Baptist mission prop
erty at Yachan Jiad been destroyed, but he
learned before leaving there that all the
stations on the Cheng Tv and Yachan
roads, Catholic and Protestant, had been
looted, and there had also been riots at
Hung-Ya, Raiting, Sui-Fu, Li-Chiuang and
other places where the missionaries were.
Mr. Hill praises the actions of the Chinese
officials in giving them every protection at
DELAY 18 DAXGEROTTS.
Missionaries Demand the Presence of
NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 9.— Rev. A.
B. Leonard, D. D., corresponding, secre
tary of the Methodist Episcopal Church
Missionary Society, said this afternoon
regarding the recent Chinese outrages:
"The cablegrams which I received
during the last few days fully confirm the
published reports of the mob violence in
China. From them I judge that the
Americans there think our Government is
lax in demanding protection for our
citizens in China from that nation.
"I notice that the English citizens in
Hongkong held an indignation meeting
at which severe things were said concern
ing England's apparent unconcern. It
seems to me that England and America
must do something more than simply de
mand indemnity for property destroyed.
That policy has been pursued ever since
missions were established there. People
have been killed, property has been de
stroyed time and time again, yet China
has gotten off by paying indemnities and
without giving a guaran' ?e for the security
LONDON, Exa., Aug. 9.— The chairman
of the indignation meeting held in Shang
hai to protest against outrages upon for
eigners and to demand protection, has
sent to the Times the following statement,
which will be printed to-morrow:
"We Btrongly urge upon the British
people and the House of Commons that
Lord Salisbury's demands upon the Chi
nese Government are utterly inadequate.
"The Chinese authorities have always
Y>romised to protect missionaries and to
punish the guilty, but they never perform
their promises. We believe that the out
rages are generally inspired by officials.
It is imperative that the Consul at Foo
Chow shall have a British escort to accom
pany him to Cheng Tu. The Commission
of inquiry must be reformed. Botl-. cases
require that more than one British official
of adequate rank shall be appointed. De
lay will be dangerous to the outposts and
BLAND NOT A CANDIDATE.
The Missouri Statesman Will Neither Bun
for President JYor Governor.
LEBANON, Mo., Aug. 9.—Ex-Congress
man R. P. Bland said this afternoon:
"There was not a man who spoke to me
at Pertle Springs about my candidacy for
President, for Governor or anything else
that I did not tell him emphatically that I
was not a candidate for any office under
the sun. No one had authority from me
to use my name in any manner as a can
didate for any office. There is a Btudied
effort in certain quarters to bring Gover
nor Stone and myself into political con
flict. It will not succeed without our con
Xegro Miners at Work.
SPRING VALLEY, 111., Aug. 9.— The
negro miners driven out of town by
Italians returned early this morning.
Nearly all went to work guarded by armed
deputies. Everything is peaceful. No
iurther outbreak* is feared.
"Ihe American— Awful, isn't it P ihe Chinaman— Whio a f
[Reproduced from the Chicago Inter Ocean.]
FORESTS ARE ABLAZE
Fires Raging Through
out the Puget Sound
IMMENSE DAMAGE DONE.
Efforts to Stay the Torrent of
Flames Prove of No
FARMERS ARE HEAVY LOSERS.
Many Towns In the Wooded Country
Are Threatened With Total
SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 9.— Forest fires
in this part of the State iiave caused enor
mous damage to property, and for the past
two weeks the smoke has been so dense
in the Puget Sound cities that it has been
with difficulty people are able to stand the
stifling atmosphere. It has been several
weeks since there was a rain, or a shower
of sufficient duration to dampen the path
of the forest flames, and the fires have con
sequently assumed tremendous propor
tions. Fortunately they have been more
remote than in former years, and the rail
roads running in all directions through the
dense woods have escaped serious loss,
although some alarm had been felt and
men are keeping constant watch on the
wild flames along the lines of tracks.
In some of the country towns situated
in the forest men have worked assiduously
to keep the flames from the woods in
check. At the towns of Sedro, Woolley,
Burlington, Sum&s and Blame alarm has
been felt, and at one of the towns the
people worked all of one night to save
Mount Vernon, in Skagit County, was
threatened at one time, and a few days ago
the largest shingle-mill in the place — that
of Metcalf & Dodge— burned to the ground.
No one knows the origin of the fire, but it
is thought that the sparks from the forest
fires about 400 } r ards away ignited the mill
property. The forest all about the town is
ablaze, and the sea of flames reaches far
up the Skagit River. These fires wiil cause
much damage to the logging industries,
which are very heavy in that county.
In Whatcom, Claliam, Thurston, King
and Pierce counties the fires have caused
much damage, but at this time the extent
cannot be ascertained. On Monday the
fires from the woods reached the eastern
rim of this city, and a great many resi
dences situated in the hollows were threat
ened with distruction. The people living
in the district and the campers along the
line of the flames went out in force and
worked to save property with such good
effect that only two or three small shacks
and minor buildings were burned.
Fires this year have raged in districts
where they never occurred before, and are
supposed to have been started by summer
campers, who are now scattered in great
numbers along the inlets and arms of the
sound for over four hundred miles. Vast
forests of timbers axe being destroyed in
the Olympics south of the straits and west
of the sound.
News came from Clallam County to-day
that several ranches had been destroyed.
The home of one rancher named Hales
was totally destroyed, and he and his
family had to flee from the flames with
only their night clothes for wearing ap
parel to the home of a neighbor miles
In Jefferson County the damage has
been confined to the timber districts, but
the loss will be very great. Chehalis
County ranchers will lose a good many
thousands of dollars by the fires. The
flames, which have been eating up the
timber in Oakville for several days, yester
day swept across Fords Prairie, burning
fences, destroying crops and licking up
half a dozen or more barns. Further down
the Chehalis River Farmer John McKay,
who owned the finest barn in the county,
lost his barns, outbuildings, fences and
valuable timber, together with his crops.
A passenger train had a narrow escape
at Oakville yesterday. While running
forty-five miles an hour, it came in contact
with a huge fir tree, which had burned
down and fallen partly upon the rails.
The train stuck to the track, but the en
gine was badly damaged, and the passen
gers and train-hands seriously shaken up.
Near McMurray, on the line of the Seat
tle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railroad are
a number of big shingle mills, including
o3e owned by Graham & Patten. To-day,
a courier arrived in the city from McMur
ray to notify Graham & Patten that theirs,
as well as the other mills, would surely be
destroyed, unless extra steps were at once
taken to protect them. He said that, ow
ing to a breakdown on the road, he was
compelled to walk four miles through
burning forests to catch the Great North
ern train for Seattle. Several times he had
narrow escapes, and once found himself
completely surrounded by flames.
He had provided himself with a water
soaked blanket, which he had wrapped
around himself, and this saved his life. A
big force of men has been sent to McMur
ray to protect the mills.
At Wickersham, on the Lake Shore road,
the operator and station-master fought the
flames all night long, night, before last, to
save tha station. They were about ex
hausted when some trainhands put in an
appearance and assisted them. At Mont
burn, on the Lake Shore, several carloads
of shingles were burned, and on Wednes
day night two carloads of cedar logs at
Fremont caught fire from the forest flames
and were partially destroyed.
All around Lake Washington and on
the lower sound, among the islands, the
fires which have been raging seem to have
increased. To-night it is given out at the
Lake Shore office that fires are raging all
along the line.
MAY DEMA ND SATISFACTION.
Spain Jit sent a the American Attitude
CITY OF MEXICO. Mexico, Aug. 9.—
Regarding the attitude of the United
States, its press and people, who are
alleged to be almost universally in sym
pathy with Cubans and giving open
aid to the rebel cause, Duquede Arcos,
the Spanish Minister here, intimated
to-day that Spain would ask explanations
and would exhaust diplomatic resource be
fore proceeding further and would then act
as circumstances might dictate. The Mm
ister said he would prefer that Cuba, in the
become a part of the United States.
HYPNOTIZED HIS DAUGHTER
"Trilby" Performed in a Most
Realistic Manner by
Dr. Howard Played the Part of the
Musical Jew With Too Much
RICHFIELD SPRINGS, N. V., Ang. 9.—
The extraordinary case of a daughter be
ing hypnotized by her own father devel
oped here last evening in the "Trilby"
tableaux given by some of the leading
guests at the Richfield Hotel. The pro
ceeds of the performance were to go to St.
Joseph's Catholic Church, and the sum
mer theater where the entertainment took
place was crowded early in the evening.
The patronesses included the Baroness de
Barrios, Baroness yon Westernhagen and
Mrs. T. C. T. Cram, wife of the ex-Cham
berlain of New York City. Music, recita
tions and poses by Mme. Ricci of London
and the Misses Braem of New York and
Mather of Albany preceded the "Trilby"
performance, in which the role of Svengali
was assumed by Vice-President Frederick
S. Howard of the Fourteenth-street Bank,
New York City, while the Trilby was his
only daughter, Miss Jennie Louise.
It had been intended that R. L. Craw
ford should pose as Svengali, but on ac
count of his refusal to rencarse it was
found necessary this morning at the dress
rehearsal to substitute Dr. Howard. He
is a man of strong intellectual force and
threw his whole mind into the part. Aker
the dress rehearsal Miss Howard seemed
quite exhausted, and it was noticed that
the pupils of her eyes were set and her
features singularly contracted, but it was
supposed that rest would restore her.
The performance last night was a great
success, Miss Howard's interpretation of
Trilby's peculiar obsession by the musical
Jew being generally commented on. When
it was found tnat Trilby continued after
the curtain fell in the same distraught con
dition in which she had been since the
dress rehearsal, however, she was carried
to her apartments in the Earlington, and
her family, now much alarmed, called in
Dr. Cram, who succeeded finally in de
It was then recalled that Dr. Howard,
who practiced medicine some years ago,
was all that time able to anaesthetize
patients simply by an effort of the will,
although until then he was ignorant of his
remarkable hypnotic powers.
CAUSED BY A STORY.
Dabney Marshall and Frienda Murdered
R. T. Dinkins.
JACKSON, Miss., Aug. 9.— Hon. J. Dab
ney Marshall, Senator-elect from Morgan
and Hinds counties, shot and killed R. T.
Dinkins of Jackson at Brander this morn
ing. Marshall and his three friends, S. H.
Coleman, R. P. Fox and W. P. Vollens,
drove to Brander this morning in a hack
and met Dinkins at the depot. As he
turned a corner of the building they
opened tire on him and shot him fifteen
times. Dinkins was unarmed, but grabbed
Marshall's pistol from him as he fired the
first shot. The shooting was caused by a
sensational report circulated by Dinkins
that Marshall had attempted a crime while
he and Marshall had roomed together.
Marshall denounced the report as a lie,
but Dinkins stuck to it, and everybody
looked for a killing sooner or later. Mar
shall is a little fellow and weighs about
seventy-five pounds. He is highly edu
cated, a lawyer and a man of letters, and
his family is one of the most prominent in
the State. He has served a term in the
Legislature, and was the nominee for
floater Senator of Warren and Hinds coun
ties. Dinkins' family is equally as good.
He is a brother to W. L. Dinkins of Madi
son, President Cleveland's United States
Marshal during his first term, and is
closely related to many prominent men in
the State, being a cousin to Bishop Cnarles
B. Galloway of this city. Marshall and
companions are under arrest at Brander.
The body of Dinkins was brought to Jack
One Steamer Hnx Sunk.
DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 9.— The steamers
Britannic and Russia were in collision in
the Detroit River just below "Wyandotte
shortly before 5 o'clock this evening and
as a result the Britannic was sunk and one
of her firemen was drowned. The Russia
was quite badly damaged, but managed to
keep afloat until she reached the Detroit
''TRICE FIVE CENTS.
ALL FOR ABSTINENCE
Close of the Convention
of Catholics of the
LIQUOR MEN ATTACKED.
Even St. Vincent's Abbey Was
Censured for Selling
RE-ELECTION OF THE OFFICERS.
St. Louis Selected as the Site for*
the Next Annual Ses
NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 9.— The third
day's meeting of the Catholic Total Absti
nence Union Convention began this morn
ing at 9:30 o'clock. The Rev. James M.
Cleary, president of the union, presided.
Rev. Alexander P. Doyle read letters and
telegrams from all over the country ex
pressing greeting and bidding the conven
tion godspeed. Among the telegrams read
was one from 520 Keely gold-cure gradu
ates, who are at present in convention at
Plainfield, N. J.
When the communications had been
read the Rev. P. O'Brien, chairman of the
committee on resolutions, mounted the
platform. It then developed that there
was a majority report, which was a bitter
attack on the liquor-sellers, and asked
those engaged in it to give up the busi
ness. It also advocated a strict Sunday
law. The resolutions also thanked the
press, Archbishop Corrigan and Monsignor
Satolli, but made no mention of the beer
brewed by St. Vincent's abbey, which it
was expected the convention would con
demn. The minority report, which was
read by Father Zurcher, was practically
the same, save that it attacl.ed St. Vin
cent's abbey and condemned the Catholic
monks for making beer and selling it.
Rev. Father Ward then moved that the
majority report be accepted, and that the
part of the minority report referring td the
St. Vincent's abbey be made a part of it.
Father Lamley of Pennsylvania said it
was a shame to see St. Vincent's beer sold.
The majority report was finally adopted
after much discussion.
Mrs. Charlotte Smith of Boston, who is
engaged in the work of reclaiming outcast
women of the United States, spoke. "We
have 500,000 outcast women," said she, "in
this country, and we appeal to you to help
them. Immorality and intemperance go
hand in hand." She appealed ; n eloquent
terms to the ladies of the union to help her
in the work of reclaiming the outcast
Rev. Father Malone of Denver then
nominated President James Cleary of Min
neapolis for re-election as president of the
National Union. He was seconded by
Delegate Magee. Mrs. Lake moved that
the election of Father Cleary be made
unanimous, and this was done. President
Cleary then thanked the delegates for the
honor they had done him in re-electing
Delegate Fennessy then nominated First
Vice-President Logue of Philadelphia for
re-election. MfA. Lake seconded the nomi
nation, and Mr. Logue was elected first
There were two candidates for the posi
tion of second vice-president, namely,
James F. Brcnnan of Mount Carmel, Conn.,
and John O'Brien of Stiilwater, Minn.
Colored Delegate Magee of St. Paul had
also been nominated, but he withdrew in
favor of Mr. O'Brien. It was claimed that
Delegate O'Brien was a close friend of
Archbishop Ireland. It was the general
opinion that if Magee had not withdrawn
he would have been elected. Brennan was
elected by 517 to 220 votes. Mrs. Leonora
Lake of St. Louis was unanimously re
elected third vice-president.
The next business was the selection of
treasurer and Father William McMahan
was re-elected. Rev. Alexander P. Doyle
of the Paulist Fathers was re-elected secre
tary. All the newly elected officers then
came on the platform and took the obliga
tion of office.
Mrs. Lake announced that she had been
asked by Miss Frances E. Willard to re
quest the convention to send the Rev.
George Ott of Charlestown, Md., as fra
ternal delegate to the convention of the
Women's Temperance Union in Balti
more. The matter was laid over for the
consideration of the president to see if
Father Ott was a member of the union.
St. Louis was chosen as the next place of
meeting. The first Wednesday of August
in 1896 was fixed as the date.
The convention then came to a close
with prayer by Father Elliott of the Paul
ists and the renewal of the pledge of the
union by the delegates on their knees. The
delegates will take a trip up the Hudson
DENVER' S RIVAL BOARDS.
It is Expected That the Sew Commission
era Will Get Control.
OMAHA, Nebr., Aug. 9.— Charles J.
Green, the leading attorney for the old
board, continued his speech for his clients
this morning and talked till Judge Hope
well announced that he must close at 2:30
o'clock this afternoon.
At the close of his speech the Judge an
nounced that he would give his decision at
2 o'clock to-morrow afternoon. From some
of the pointed questions which Judge
Hopewell asked of Green to-day the friends
of the new board are hopeful that he will
make his decision in their favor. This de
cjsion will, of course, not be final, but will
either confirm the right of the old board
to occupy their office until the Supreme
Court, decides the ca^e or will give into the
custody of the new board the office until
Lightning Struck a Mill.
NEVADA, Mo., Aug. 9. — Lightning
struck the big four-story mill of Graves &
Ambrose at 3 o'clock this afternoon, dam
aging it badly and felling five men at work
on the lower floor. Two of the men, James
Perry and Thomas Jackson, were fatally
hurt and the other three seriously injured.
Several other persons on the same floor
were stunned and shocked, but not dan
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