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VOLUME LXXYIII.-tfo] 123.
MONROE DOCTRINE FOR CUBA IS DEMANDED
Sympathizers Heid Two
: Bi g- Meetings at
FOUR THOUSAND THERE.
Ringing Resolutions Ask That
Recognition Be Given the : '
. STKTJGGLE OF THE ' ! PATRIOTS.
Many Reasons Urged for the Claim
;,-. That the Island Rebels Are
__.- CHICAGO, 111., Sept. 30.— Surroundeu
by patriotic mottoes,* wj;th the American
flag as a background the Declaration of
independence as a textbook and the spirit
of liberty as an inspiration, 4000 persons
ed themselves hoarse to-night in the
/■"te. of Cuban independence. There
t-wuld scarcely have been more enthusiasm
had the meeting been held in Cuba itself.
Central Music Hall was not big enough
to hold all the sympathizers and there
was an.overflow meeting in the auditorium
of the Young Men's Christian Association
building. At both meetings the same res
olutions ■ were adopted and speeches were
made by raea prominent in civic affairs,
all of whom ■uncompromisingly favored
.' the freedom of the island in the thralldom
of Spain. The resolutions express sympa
thy for the revolutionists, call upon the
United States to recognize them as bellig
erents and ask other countries to join in
i this demand. They, begin with the best
! known paragraph in. the Declaration of In
i dependence and end with a determination
1 to continue the work begun at to-night's
two big assemblages. •
"Some of the mottoes on the walls of the
. two halls were:
J^l know not what course others, may
tale, but as for me, give me liberty or give ,
Eiideath."— Patrick Henry.
VrVhen a ion^ train of abuses and usur
panons evinces a design to reduce the
, j>e<jjple under absolute despotism if is their
nght, it is their duty to throw off such
koHernment."— Declaration of Independ
"The moral progress of a people can
I scarcely begin tili they are independent."
1 "There is, however, a limit at which for
bearance ceases to be a virtue."— Edmund
Burke. .. -.f'"-,- • i/v.-V • •'■'•. ■
L- ""Pto* histnrv of *J»/> .present «tnj£2.v>J(s.e ,
Wt me i *^f repeated injusfice and U3urpa
jl* t '!'^f having one direct object, the
f c SsKment of absolute tyranny over
I tj^eople." — Declaration of Independence.
W Where liberty dwell* there is my
: "Tne " God who gave ns life gave us
liberty at the same ime."— Thomas Jef
Messages of sympathy, were . read from
Senator Cullom, Governor Altgeld, of Illi- |
nois; Russell A. Alger, Mayor. Pingree, of I
P'4aBTOI.OIIIB MABSO, WHO HAS BEEN PLACED AT THE HEAD
u< v OI'VAJ?FAIRS BY THE EEVOLUTIONAEY CHIEFTAINS OF CUBA.
Co Y - r '••"•"••• ••' : - \ '- - I
>'»etroit; Senator Call, of Florida; Mayor
J'ostWick, of Jacksonville, lla.; Mayor
rjtldwell, of Cincinnati; Mayor Salmon-
J .of Tampa, Fla., and others. Nearly
ry prominent club and organization in
city was represented on the list of vice
,sidents, which included also the best
iiown business and professional men.
the associations represented were
*ie Loyal Legion, G. A. R., Confederate
' Association i Sons of the Revolution and
*4'£tate Federation of Labor, Irish^Ameri
can, Scandinavian, German and Afro-
Mayor Swift presided at the meeting at
>ntral Musio Hall. In opening the pro
e. ediogs be made no speech, but took oe
c ion to express himself as in full accord
» b the movement.
»..v rbe firit speaker, Rev. Dr. Gunsaulus,
eAid he a Spaniard, but he could not
r trnejw his own country in the face of
i ! actifon toward the oppressed. The dawn
of Caw's redemption was already break
ing; til bail a righteous revolution. A
inference made br Dr. Gunsauius to the
macsyity of the administration met with
The San Francisco Call.
cheers and nproarions applause and the
teraper of the audience was evident before
ten sentences had been completed. . Dr.
Gunsaulus was foUowed by Thomas B.
judge William J. Hynes spoke next. "I
am] here to-night," he began, "not as a
Spaniard op a Cuban, but as an American,
and to voice the sentiment of every Ameri
can who wishes success to Cuba in this
struggle to free herself. For ten years she
has made this struggle without an expres
sion of, sympathy. Let them have that
expression now as early as possible in this
last fight and let them know that Chicago
at least is willing to do all in its power."
Congressman William E. Mason did not
think it was much use to hold a meeting
pissing resolutions of sympathy with ; the
Cubans when the United Staies turned its
back on them. He thought as to the
opinion bo freely expressed that Cuba
cpuld not rule itself, if it could not do so
nuw it never would be able to. Should
Spain be allowed to pinion its victims for
another hundred years?
T is followed by the reading by the'
seer tary of various letters and telegrams
received, expressing sympathy with the
movement. [ The most important of them
United Statk Senate, /
>■' Washington, D. C, Sept. 24, 1895. »
* >:•. I have been in toe Senate of the United [
Stau^ I have introduced in nearly every ses
; slon of Congress a resolution requesting the
I President of the United States to institute nego
i tiations with Spain for the independence' of
! Cuba. The principles upon which our inde-
I pendence and our institutions are founded
demand such action on our part, and we ought
to give every proper encouragement and aid
to other people, a majority of whom desire to
asser. their independence of the Govern
ment:- of the Old World and to establish repub
lican institutions. I have bad no doubt from
the beginning ol this insurrection, of its ulti
mate triumph, and I, shall, when Congress
meets, offer a resolution recognizing the in
surgeit goverameiit in Cuba as a belligerent
power. : The Cubans have among them many
elements of distinguished successes. They are
brave, patriotic and of a quick and sprightly
| intelligence, a.id with opportunity will estab
j iish a Government under the protection of the
| Unitec States, *rhich will secure to their peo
! pie the blessings of liberty and good govern
ment. I am, with very great respect, your
obedient servant, Wilkesson Call,
(.•;■; . United States Senator from Florida.
Springfield, 111., Sept. 28, 1895.
i It is time that Spanish misrule, Spanish bru
j tality &nd Spanish outrage should be driven
ironi the American continent. The nations
i have long asserts the right to interfere for
the purpose of suppressing any practice that
shocks the moral sense of the civilized world,
Euch as cannabalisni and the slave trade, yei
the carnibals do not torture their victims and
do not indulge in wholesale slaughter, while
in Cub* the torture is fiendish and the
butchery continuous. We must end these
horrorsor also talk less about our Christian
civiliza lon. Besides, when viewed : from a
geograjhical and political or military stand
point, 'üba . should be ours. Let our country
firtt ox/Hid recognition, then a helping hand,
ri' it island of the worm will become the gem
of the seas. Truly ycun, John P. Altgkld.
. Springfikld, 111., Sept. 30, 1895.
The people 'of the United States strongly
sympathize with the Cubang struggling to be
free from Spanish domination. . Our Senate
should do everything consistent with natural
honor in their behalf. S. M. Cdllom.
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 30, 1895.
Fortunately we have a precedent that cor
i responds very closely, if not exactly, with
! their cate. In March, 1822, many of the pres-
ent Soutfy American republics, which had b.«n
struggling with their master. Bpain, for f.-»t
dorn, for many years, appealed to Preside at
Monroe to be recognized as nations. On Marci
8, of that year, the President sent a message o
Congress, which in part I quote:
"As soon as the movement assumed such si
steady and consistent form as to make the su<-i
cess of the provinces probable, the rights t i
which they were entitled under the laws o !
nations were extended to them. Each partj
was permitted to enter our ports with its pu>i
lic and private ships and to take from them
every article which was the subject of com
merce with other nations."
This message was a recommendation that the
independence of those nations be recognized,
their belligerent rights having been previously
recognized by our Government. Such a bill
was passed by Congress and became a law. It
seems to me that what had been done pre
viously by our Government, so clearly defined
by i'resiiient Monroe as quoted, concerning the
belligerent rights of those countries should
now be granted to Cuba. She has made a
magnificent struggle for liberty; has formed a
pro>isional Government; has been Tictorious
in many hard fought battles with every ad
vantage against her save that she is right, l
trust and fully believe she will win her in
dependence. Yours truly, R. A. Alger.
Jacksonville. Fla., Sept. 24, 1895.
The Cuban patriots nave my fullest and
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 1, 1895.
THESE COUNTER ACCUSATIONS ARE BELIEVED BY THE READING
PUBLIC WITH UNEXAMPLED TRUSTFULNESS.
most hearty sympathy in their noble efforts to
free themselves from an arrogant and oppres
sive Government. May they succeed.
\V. M. Bostwick, Mayor. "
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 28, 1895.
Your meeting to express rympathy with the
Cubans in their struggle for liberty and self
government has my sympathetic approval.
Certainly the| least our General Government
ought to do in the premises is to accord bellig
erent rights to Cuba, which would be only fol
lowing the precedent set by Spain in according
the same rights to the Southern Confederacy.
JPerso**«Hy I ravor uru.uxatioi. oi Cn.ia. * — .
• 5 .'..-] .; > (fi* H. S. Pingrke, Mayor.
To the Ee7. Dr. Barrows was entrusted
the reading of the resolutions. In full
they are as follows:
JTTVVe, citizens of Chicago, gathered to express
our deep sympathy with the Cubans in their
brave struggle to secure for themselves and
their children the blessings of Independence,
liberty and self-government, piesent the
We hold these truths to be self-evident: .That
all men are created equal; that they are en
dowed by their Creator with certain inalienable
rights; that among these are life, liberty and
the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these
rights governments are instituted among men,
deriving their just powers from the consent of
the governed; that whenever any form of gov- j
ernment becomes destructive of these ends it
is the right of the people to alter or to abolish
it and to institute a n*w government, laying
its foundations on such principles and organiz
ing its powers in such form as to them shall
seem most likely to effect their safety and
happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that
government* long established should not be
changed for light and transient causes, and, ac
cordingly, all experience has shown- that man
kind are more disposed to suffer while evils are
sufferable, than to right themselves by abolish
ing the forms to which they are accustomed.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpa
tions, pursuing invariably the same object,
evince a design to reduce them under absolute
despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to
throw off such government and to provide new
guards for their future security. • , L "V?/
This historic declaration made by the found
ers of our Republic on July 4, 1776,-was true
then and it is to-day. For many unhappy years
the Cubans have been most shamefully op
pressed and cruelly burdened under the yoke ol
Spanish rule, which has become intolerable. If
the fathers of American Independence were
justified in casting off the oppressive dominion
of Great Britain, the Cuban patriots of to-day
have far greater justification for their attempt
to overthrow the tormenting, impoverishing,
heartless tyranny of Spanish Government. -
We desire j publicly to express our indigna
tion in this year. 1895, the spoctacle as pre
sented in shiploads of soldiers sent across I the .
ocean to America, "the land of the ; free," to
shoot down in cold blood a courageous people
who simply desire to govern themselves. . ;V ■ ,;
Our indignation is further aroused at the un
speakable cruelty of the Spaniards toward the
Cubans in | this struggle.' Death seems to be
the penalty meted out to all' Cubans captured
under arms, and even those furnishing medi
cines to the so-called rebels are to be ruthlessly
shot. V '&%?2£z.y '■..'<-'■, .',r ■.,"./'
We are glad to notice that the course of the
Cubans appears to be more humane, and we
take this opportunity of congratulating .them
upon the remarkable progress they have made
in spite on the terrible odds against them. ; •':■, J
. We believe it to be the privilege and j duty of
the United States Government to recognize the
rights of the Cuban revolutionists as bellig
erents as soon as possible on being so requested
by . competent Cuban authority in accordance
with international law. Such action of our
Government we deem due to tne Cubans and
to the cause of universal liberty. a
While disavowing all bitterness of feeling on
our part toward the people of Spain we never
theless believe that it is our duty and privi
lege at this time, as citizens of this free Repub
lic, thus to express ' our ■ heartfelt ' sympathy
with, our Cuban neighbors, living upon an
island which nature has made a paradise, but
I which 'the cruel methods of the Spanish Gov
jernment have done ', so much to despoil. "■ We
[respectfully urge our fellow-citizens through
put this country, to assemble in mass-meeting
t<> diffuse | information and | thus \ arouse, "• or
rather deepen, the sympathy of our whole peo
ple with the Cubans in their heroic attempt to
*st off the yoke of oppression and to achieve
hat independence and freedom which are the
ilieat highways to happiness and prosperity.
We also urge the press and the | pulpit and
alar, with voice and prayer, to continue their
blip to i the righteous cause of men who are
brtvely.nghting for home and native land.
respectfully, but urgently, appeal to the
ciitens of all republics in the three Americas
to live emphatic expression to their sympa
thf with, the struggling people who are mak
in^such a gallant fight for that independence
Continued on Second Vaae.
ON LAKE AND OCEAN
Reported Loss of Sev
eral Craft in Rough
STORM AND DISASTER.
The Schooner John Raber
Driven Ashore and the
OTHER VESSELS IN DISTRESS.
At Capo Henry the Steamer Mar
garet, Which Went Ashore.
Is a Total Wreck.
WHITING, Ind., Sept. 30. — The
schooner John Raber, lumber laden, from
South Chicago to Michigan City, went
ashore at Dune Park, eighteen miles below
here, Jate this afternoon. The following
were drowned: William Johnson, captain
and owner of the boat, and an unknown
It is reported late to-night that the body
of another sailor has come ashore three
miles cast of here, but this is not confirmed.
The Raber had a crew of nine men. She
left South Chicago at an early hour this
morning. The sea was ugly. The Raber
held up well until opposite Dune Park,
which is at the very foot of Lake Michigan.
Here the sea was terrific and the vessel
labored heavily. Captain Johnson has
managed to keep his boat in her course
until this point was reached. Here a
strong wind from the north was felt in all
its force and in a few moments the boat
was out of the beaten path.
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., Sept. 30.—
The steamer Schuck arrived down this
afternoon and reports that while lying in
shelter in Copper Harbor the City of tfaris
came in and went ashore. The steam
barge Birkhold, towing the schooners
Chester B. Jones and Elma, all lumber
laden, Baraga to Ogdensbnrg, lest her con
sorts off White Fish Point yesterday
morning. The Chester is at anchor th/ee
miles off "White Fish Point. The Elma is
reported as foundering with all hands lost
in Munising Bay. The Birkhold is safe
under Grand Island.
The other consort, the Commodore, is
waiting here for her. The tug Bointon has
gone to White Fish Point to try to rescue
the Jones. Her crew has probably been
taken off by the Vermilion Point life
saving crew, which went to her this morn
ing. The only names of the crew aboard
the Elma obtainable here are: Captain
John Thurston, wife and child.
The terrific northwest gale which has
raged here for two days doing great dam
age to shipping continues. Reports of ves
sels ashore and stranded, owing to the
steady gale driving the water southeast
ward and intelligence that all kinds of
wreckage is coming ashore north of here,
are heard from various points. It is re
ported that two large steamers are ashore
at Kewaneehaw Point.
The captain of the Schuylkill which ar
rived from Duluth this morning said he
could not make out who they were, but
thought they were the Matoa and Masaba
belonging to the Minnesota Company and
valued at $200,000 each. The steamers
cleared from Two Harbors yesterday for
Cleveland, loaded with iron ore. The
point where they are aground is said to be
the most dangerous of any on the whole
chain of the lakes. From White Fish
Point comes the report that a schooner is
flying signals of distress. Two tugs have
gone to her rescue.
At Shell Drake the barges Karney and
Lillie May of the Nellie Torrent tow are
ashore and total losses.
Twenty boats are anchored between here
and Iroquoia Point, and above the en
campment several large steamers are
awaiting an abatement of the gale.
Near Manistique wreckage has been com
ing ashore since Friday. About ten miles
east were found pieces of a table and bed
and part of the cabin from a schooner.
The wood was paintea white. This is
probably what is helieverT to be the pilot
house of & stwimrr, as originally reported.
Although nothing could be found with a
name on it, it is thought that the wreck
age is from the schooner which went to
pieces near St. Ignace.
NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 30.— The steamer
Margaret, reported ashore near Cape
Henry, is a total loss. The vessel was on
her way to Tampa, Fla., to run excursions
between that place and Manatee River.
At 11 o'clock to-night the wind at Cape
Henry is blowing a northwest gale of
thirty-six miles, and the steamer can
hardly stand it through the night. She
has broken in two and is now breaking up.
The entire crew are now csmped on the
beach, four miles north of Cape Henry
life-saving station. Among them is pretty
little fourteen-year-old Bertha Mosier, a
niece of Mate Fischler.
GLASGOW, Scotland, Sept, 30.— The
British steamer Waliachia, bound from
this port for Trinidad, struck on the rocks
on Beacon Perch, in the Clyde, yesterday,
then bounded off and sank. All on board
WAS SHOT FROM AMBUSH
John Emarine of Omaha Fired
Upon While After His
While Coin? to the House of His
i Divorced Wife He Was Waylaid
1 by an Assassin.
OMAHA, Nbbr., Sept. 30. — John
Emarine was shot and severely . wounded
about 7:30 o'clock at the home of W. K.
Eames, father of Emarine's divorced wife.
The wounds he received may prove fatal.
Emarine was married several years ago
to Miss I Eames. They had two children.
After their marriage Emarine, who had
renounced his former intemperate habits,
began v drinking heavily again. His wife
was finally compelled to leave him and
seek'refiige in the home of her parents.
. . Emarine approached the house yesterday
and i avowed ' his intention -to take his
children. According to Emarine's state
ment to , his physician, Dr. J. M. Barstow,
he was approaching the barn from the road
when suddenly, without / warning,- some
person whom he could or did not see fired
both barrels of .a" shotgun at him from a
distance of about thirty feet.
• The location and direction of the wounds
indicate v that the person who tired must
have r stood ' slightly | forward . of Emarine,
but almost directly to his right. The shot
were small; but there were plenty of them.
The first charge apparently struck Emarine
on the v right °arm, the bulk of the load
entering about the elbow. Several of the
shot entered the abdominal walls and it is
feared that some may have penetrated; the
stomach. His recovery is doubtful. ;■ 't~ : i\--;'.v i
■■ .•' ■ 'N-;~— '— *-— — :■ >.
EX COMMUNICATION OF A PRIEBT.
Aftermath of the J<"ortnntion of a Sew
CHICAGO, lix., Sept. 30.— Rev. Father
Anthony Kozlowski, the priest of the
Polish Catholic church of All Saints, fias
been excommunicated. Father Ko
zlowsKi is the priest who was in St. Hed
wig's Polish church last winter, and who,
with a large part of the congregation,
seceded and formed the new church of All
Saints. Yesterday in all the Polish
churches the order of Archbishop Feehan
excommunicating the priest was made
In spite of this edict the church of All
Saints was open yesterday and mass was
said. The congregation was present in
CHINA YIELDS TO ENGLAND'S ULTIMATUM
large numbers, too. Everything was most
orderly, although quite a crowd stood
about the door all day discussing the action
of the Archbishop.
RESCUED JBI FIREMEN.
Three Women Carried. From a Burning
Building in Time.
CHICAGO, 111., Sept. 30.— Firemen res
cued three persons from a burning building
at 147 South Halsted street this morning at
3 o'clock. They were Lizzie Disbey, Lizzie
Marks and Bertha Meyers. E. Marks, pro
prietor of a barber-shop at that number
and who lived with his family m the sec
ond story, could not be found and it was
feared he had perished in the flames. The
flames were discovered in the saloon ad
joining. An explosion was heard and
smoke and flames came bursting from the
front of the building. A man was seen
running away from the place just before
the explosion and it is thought the fire
were of incendiary origin. The loss will
WILL HARNESS LIGHTNING
Alexander McAdie Coming
Here to Assist Forecast
Given Increased Facilities to Prose
cute His Most Important
WASHINGTON. D. C. Sept. 30.— Chief
Moore and the Weather Bureau officials
gave a farewell banquet to-night to Alex
ander McAdie, who was recently ap
pointed assistant forecaster at San Fran
cisco to aid Professor Hammon. McAdie
leaves to-morrow, and expects to repot
for duty on October 15. For some time he
has bean engaged in a series of experi
ments, investigating lightning, elec
tricity and clouds. The decisive reason
for sending him to the coast was to give
him increased facilities under new con
ditions to prosecute his investigations. It
is expected that his observations will be
printed in the form of a report in due
time. B# •;■ takes with him Government
appliancet, used here in his investigations,
and to these will be added facilities at the
In his speech to-night Chief Moore pre
dicted that McAdie would in due time
harness a bolt of coast lightning and
analyze the same, showing how much
rainfall it could produce, how much it
could contribute to a cyclone or windstorm
and utilize electric storms in transmitting
weather signals hundreds of miles seaward
for the benefit of shipping interests. In
creased facilities, including apparatus and
appliances, are to be furnished the San
Francisco office, and more work in the
line of compiling information covering the
coast is to be done at that point.
FIRED THE WRONG BLAST.
Five Men and a Boy Killed by
Premature Explosion of
Two Others Who Took Shelter Under
a Ledge of Rocks Were Seri
INDEPENDENCE, Mo., Sept. 30.— A
premature explosion occurred in a rock
quarry seven miles northeast of Indepen
dence at 6 o'clock last night, five men and
a boy losing their lives.
Appended is a list of the dead : Miles Mc-
Tiernan, contractor; Thomas Ferguson, 14
years old, son of John Ferguson, a farmer;
Dan Rogers, Pat Welsh, Charles Truett
and an unknown Italian.
All the dead except the boy were from
Kansas City. In addition to these John
Ferguson, father of the boy killed, and Joe
Fleming and an unknown Italian were se
riously injured by flying rocks, but it is
thought that all of these will recover.
Two blasts were set just before quitting
last night, ons on top of a large ledge of
rocks, the other much higher and further
up the side of the hill. They were to be
touched off with wires from an electric
battery. The men toot refuge under the
ledge of rocks immediately beneath the
first blast, intending to touch off the one
higher up. By a misjake the blast over
the ledge was fired first. The explosion
tore loose the whole ledge of rock and an
immense mass fell forward upon the men.
All of the bodies were recovered during
the night except those of McTiernan and
Truett, which are still beneath the mass.
McTiernan was at the head of the Kansas
City Construction Company, the. leading
firm of its kind in that city.
SWINDLED POOS JPEOBLXS.
Disappearance of the Manager of an In
surance Concern. ■
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Sept. 30.— A. B.
Hintz, manager of the Omaha Life Asso
ciation in this city, has disappeared and
scores of people who are insured in the as
sociation have been calling at the office in
the Temple block since he locked it. Most
of them were poor people, who said they
were insured in the association for sums
varying from $100 to $1000, for which they
paid dues from 20 cents to $2 a month.
The association has collected thousands
of dollars from the poor of this city and
adjacent territorry, whom its solicitors
have induced to insure in the association.
Its plan has been to seldom pay a claim
without a contest, which, if necessary, is
carried into the courts. Their business Is
nearly all done with the poor, whose igno
rance of insurance methods and laws per
mits them to be readily "bluffed" when
they have a claim.
LARGEST EVER TRANSPORTED.
A Big Coast Defense Gun on the Way
OMAHA, Neb.. Sept. 30.— The Union
Pacific took West to-day one of the big
coast defense guns which the Government
is placing on the California coast. The
gun weighs seventy tons and requires
three specially constructed cars to convey
it across the continent. Three months of
daily toil will be required to mount it, as
masonry has to be constructed for it. This
isthe largest gun that has yet been trans
ported aufl will be used to guard the en
trance tcf San Francisco harbor at the
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Ready to Accede to AH
the Demands Re
VICEROY LIU DEGRADED.
For Failing to Protect Missions
He Is Stripped of Rank and
THIS A WAKNIKG TO OTHERS.
Leaders <gf the Attack at Swatow
Arrested and All Implicated
to Be Punished.
LONDON, Exg., Sept. 30.— The Govern
ment has received information that China
has yielded to the pressure of the British
ultimatum by degrading the Viceroy of
Szechuen and according in full the other
demands of Great Britain.
A dispatch received at the Foreign Office
says that the Chinese official gazette
has published an imperial edict an
nouncing that the Viceroy of Szechuen
! has been stripped of his rank for
failing to protect the missionaries and will
never again be allowed to hold office, so
i that his case will serve as a warning for all
| future time to officials who may be disposed
Ito do wrong. The decree also denounces
' the subordinate officials of the province
! who failed to take proper action for the
i protection of the missionaries.
The Times will to-morrow print a dis
patch from its Berlin conespondent saying
that China has informed Germany that the
i leaders of the attack on the German mis
sion have been arrested, and that meas
ures will be taken to capture the others
implicated in the outrage.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 30.— The
State Department was a^'ised by Minister
Denbv that Viceroy Liv had been
j degraded by an imperial decree issued to-
I day. The abstract of the decree cabled by
Mr. Denby shows that the responsibility
for the Cheng-Tu riots in the province of
Szechuen rests with the officials, that
Viceroy Liv was exceedingly careless and
j took no notice of the riots and rsade no at-
I tempt to stop the outrages; that he is de
! prived of his office and never again will be
employed. Other officials are also to be
The American commission will proceed,
notwithstanding this action, to conduct its
investigation of the riots. The Secretary
lof tne Navy was to-day advised that
j Lieutenant-Commander johu P. Morr«sll
| of the Baltimore had been substituted for
Lieutenant-Commander Barber as a mem
ber of the commission, the latter being ill.
The other members of the commission are
Consul S P. Read and Flemin? Cheshire.
Additional demands are understood to
have been made by the Britieh and
American Ministers, and if they are
complied with, a long step in the right
direction of reform in the province of
Szechuen will have been taken. These
Ministers have, it is understood, made
a demand that all examinations for pro
| motion in and appointment to office shah
cease in the province for three 5 ears. This
is intended as a blow to the officeholding
class, from which source emanates all the
alleged information cried among the na
tives for the purpose of inciting them to
The Asiatic squadron, which has been
concentrated at Chee Foo, has dispersed.
The flagship Baltimore has gone to Na
gasaki, the Yorktown to Chemulpo and
the Concord to Shanghai.
TO DEFEAT BESATOR BRICE.
Free Silver Democrats of Ohio Have
CLEVELAND. Ohio, Sept. 30.— 0n Fri
day of last week the Democrats of Ohio
who believe in the free and unlimited coin
age of silver met in Columbus on the call
of Allen "W. Thunnan, son of the old Ro
man, and held a secret anti-Brice caucus.
To-day the cat is out of the bag throngn
the utterances of : Judge E. J. Blandin°of
Cleveland, who was present. It was de
termined to take an enrollment of the free
silver Democrats of the State and keep a
book containing their names. Commit
tees will be appointed in every Congres
sional district, who will constitute ■an ex
ecutive committee and who will select sub
committeemen for ; each county. Thepc
last named will in turn select township
committeemen. Free silver wilt be
preached from the platform and in private."
The great object is to defeat . Senator Brice
in his hopes to be re-elected to the Senate, -,
and to secure the control of the Ohio dele
gation to the Democratic ; National conven- •
tion. Incidentally a blow' will be given to
ex-Governor : Campbell, who has a Presi
dential bee in his bonnet, and who is''-
groomed by Brice. > Brice is bending every *'
nerve to elect a Democratic Legislature,
which will return him to -the Senate. <
Blandin himself would like right well to
be a United States Senator.
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George H. Fail' nt Dead,
NEW YORE, N. V., Oct I.— George H.
Vaillant of New York City, late rice
president of the New York, Lake Erie and
Western Railway, died yesterday at a
private sanitarium at Bristol, R. 1., from a
complication of diseases following the lo
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