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VOLUME LXXVIII.-NO. 126.
WOUNDED ON PARADE.
Colonel Crofton Shot by
a Lieutenant at Fort
GRAPPLED THE ASSASSIN
Spree of a Subordinate Officer
That Almost Caused
NO MOTIVE FOR THE ASSAULT
Escape of the Commandant From
Death Regarded as Almost
CHICAGO, In., Oct. 3.— Colonel R. E.
A. Crofcon of the United States army was
shot arid wounded this afternoon at Fort
Sheridan by First Lieutenant Pague.
At 4 o'clock, while the colonel was re
viewing dress parade, Lieutenant Pague,
who had been confined in the hospital,
came upon the grounds and deliberately
fired three shots at his superior officer.
The first shot went wide of its mark, the
second went th rough the colonel's coat and
the third grazed his abdomen.
Pague would have fired again had not
tbe colonel jumped from his horse and
grappled with him. Lieutenant Pague
had been drinking and was practically a
maniac, and being so much younger and
stronger than Colonel Crofton the latter
was no match for him and was thrown to
the ground before Lieutenant Plow and
others rushed to his rescue and disarmed
the would-be murderer.
As soon as Lieutenant Pagne was sub
dued an ambulance was called to remove
the wounded colonel and Lieutenant
Pague himself was escorted to the guard
house, where he is now being closely
Why the young lieutenant should have
attempted to take the life of his colonel
seems to be a mystery, though it is known
he is hardly responsible for his actions.
Pa;;ue is addicted to drink, and has on
two occasions been an inmate of the es
tablishment for drunkards at Dwight. It
lappears that he has lately gone back to
his old habits, and was to-day in the army
hospital getting rid of the effects of his
ast spree. In .some way he got past the
hospital guards and was not missed until
after the shooting occurred.
The affair has caused great excitement
at Fort sheridan, and the escape of Colonel
Crofton, who is the commandant at the
post, from death is considered miraculous.
The wound is not thought to be danger*
ous, though painful.
TWO WOMEN MET DEATH
They Failed to Heed a Warn
ing Not to Ride on the
Steps of a Car.
One Lost Her Balance and Fell
From an Elevated Structure,
Dragging the Other Down.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 3. — Two
women, one aged about 50 years and the
other about 25 years, were killed in this
city at 7:30 o'clock to-night by falling
from the steps of an elevated electric car at
Ninth and MulDerry streets.
The women were returning to their
homes in Kansas City, Kana., after wit
nessing the carnival parade. The car
from which they fell wat overcrowded
with passengers, and they were told not
to get on, when they did so, at the Mul
They were standing on the steps of the
re»r platform when the old laly lost her
balance and fell, dragging her companion
with .her. The elevated structure is about
twenty-two feet high, and both women
were killed almost instantly.
Tue bodies were identified to-night. The
first. is Mrs. Louisa Jobe of Clarks urg,
Mo. ; the other her daughter, Mrs. Dr. A.
R. McLeod of Kansas City. Kans.
THE LOSS OVER A. MILZIOJT.
JPire Tieitroys the Mills at Warren and
5 . Tenements. ' ■
..-. PROVIDENCE, R. 1., Oct. 3.— One of
the most destructive fires that has oc
curred in this State in many years, this
evening destroyed the buildings constitut
■ .. ing the. mills of the Warren Manufactur
l ing Company at Warren and causing a
■' loss of over a million dollars. Just how
. tke fire started is not known yet, but an
explosion is said to have occurred in the
engine-room. The fire broke out about 7
o'clock and before the Warren fire depart
ment could get water enough the mill was
well lighted and blazing fiercely.
Aid was telephoned for to Fall River
and to this city, and from here two steam
ers were sent. The mill buildings, includ
ing warehouses, were totally destroyed,
and a .lumber-yard and adjoining buildings
were badly scorched, as were the compa
ny's tenements. The disaster will throw
about 1600 people out of employment. In
■ surance so far as known is: On mills and
machinery $850,000. tenements $100,000,
- warehouses and contents not known. The
„ : town is practically ruined by the fire.
OJf A. COACHXXO TOUJC.
Rrlmont and His Oucnts Having a Jioyal
NEWBURGH, N. V. f Oct. 3—Oliver H.
P. Belmont, with his guests, Mrs. William
K. Vanderbilt, Colonel and Mrs. William
Jay, Miss Consuelo Vanderbilt and the
.-Duke of Marlborough, who are on a coach
ing tour to Tuxedo, were at Cranston's
-Hotel last night. They left Sing Sing at
11 o'clock in the forenoon, and after a
delightful drive up the east side of the
Hudson, reached Garrisons shortly before 4
An effort was made by Belmont to drive
on the little ferry-boat Highlander to cross
to West Point, but as the coach was too
high to go on the boat this idea had to be
abandoned. The members of the party
then alignted from the cnach and went
across the river on the boat, their vehicle
The San Francisco Call.
being sent around to Cranston's via Fish
kill and Newburgh.
Upon their arrival at West Point Bel
mont secured carriages, and he and his
party were driven around the military
post, where they made several calls. The
Surgeon-General of the United States army
was there as a guest of (superintendent
Ernst, and the party witnessed a review of
the battalion of the cadets given in his
CRACKED LIBERTY BELL.
Ita Journey From Philadelphia to the
PHILADELPHIA, ?a., Oct. 3.-The old
cracked Liberty bell, which will be ex
hibited at the Atlanta (Ga.) Exposition,
was this afternoon removed from Inde
pendence Hall to the Pennsylvania rail
road freight station, where it will remain
under guard until to-morrow morning,
when the journey south will begin. A
parade was given this afternoon when the
bell was removed. Mayor Warwick and the
heads of the different municipal depart
ments reviewing the procession from the
Union League Clubhouse. Companies
from the Pennsylvania National Guard,
the Girard College cadets and several in-
dependent organizations were in the line
of parade. The bell will be accompanied
southward by Mayor Warwick and a coun
cilmanic committee, and Atlanta will be
reached on Tuesday, a number of stops be
ing made en route.
MONTANA TO CALIFORNIA
Incorporation of a Railroad
With an Immense Capital
If Completed as Outlined It Will
Greatly Add to the Develop
ment of the Coast.
CHEYENNE, Wto., Oct. 3.— Articles of
incorporation of the California, Idaho and
Montana Railway Company have been
filed with the Secretary of Wyoming.
The company proposes to construct and
operate a railroad commencing at or near
Butte City, Mont., in a southerly and west
erly direction through the counties of Sil
ver Bow and Beaver Head, Mont., or the
most feasible pass through the Bitter Root
Mountains, on the boundary line be
tween the States of Montana and
Idaho, thence to and up the Sal
mon River, through the counties
of Lemni, Custer and Alturus, in Idaho,
to a point in the Saw Tooth range of moun
tains near the head of Boise River, thence
down the Boise River on the most feasible
route, to be selected after the actual sur-
vey, passing through the counties of El
more, Ada, Canyon andOwihe to the west
ern boundary line of Idaho, thence in a
southerly direction through the county of
Malheur, Ore., to a point three miles west
of old Fort Lyon, thence continuing south
erly through the counties of .Malheur and
Harney, Oregon, and the counties of Hum
boldt and Wasiioe, Nevada, thence
through the counties of Lassen, Plumas,
Sierra, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San
Joaquin, Contra Costa and Alameua, in
California, to the city of Oakland, and
thence on to the City of San Francisco.
The capital stock of the company is $30,
--000,000, with shares of the par value of $100
each. The term of the existence of the
company is fifty years from the first day
of September, 1895.
The directors of the company who are
the incorporators are nine in number.
They are: Mortiz Lippman, New York
City; Theodore Voorhees and William
Hacker, Philadelphia; Ernest E. Dickey,
Chicago; H. C. Woodworth, H. A. Wood
worth and H. H. Daniels, Denver; C. R.
Shaw* Caldwell, Idaho, and J. M. Clark,
Boise City, Idaho. Offices of the company
will be in New York City, Denver, Butte
City, Boise City, Cheyenne and San
The Western Freight Muddle.
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 3.— Western freight
officials held another meeting to-day to try
to stop the existing demoralization ia
several kinds of freight, but as before,
there was no result. A most stringent
agreement, involving a big forfeit on the
part of the offending lines was wanted by
?ome of the lines, but the others would not
hear of it, so the wnole matter is again
postponed, and there will probably be con
siderable difficulty in arranging matters
to the satisfaction of all concerned. A
freight agreement has always proved much
more difficult of arrangement than a com
pact between Western officials, and the
present instance promises to be no
exception to the rule.
A. Biff Order for Iron.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 3.-The Car
neeie Steel Company of Pittsburg yester
day wired Birmingham manufacturers
that the 5000 tons of low silicon Alabama
iron recently shipped to Pittsburg had
been tested and found thoroughly suita
ble for direct conversion into steel. The
Carnegie Company, on the strength of
this, has placed an order here for 20 000
tons of this iron. This establishes the fact
tbat iron suitable for steel-making can be
made from the ordinary red ore which
abounds in hmitless quantities in this dis
trict, a fact heretofore disputed, and opens
up & wide field for development.
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 3.—ln accordance
with a proclamation recently issued by
Miss Trances Willard, naming October 3
as a day of praise, thanksgiving and prayer
throughout the United States by branches
of the Vv. C. T. U., several meetings were
held in tins city to-day. At the principal
gathering in Willard Hall general thanks
giving prevailed over the prize ri 'ht legis
lation iii Texas. The action of the Atlanta
Exposition authorities opposing Sunday
opening was praised and prayer was offered
for the success of the Baltimore con ven
An Invitation to Itryan.
DULUTH, Minn., Oct. 3.— The Silver
League of Duluth, in which Congressman
Towne and a number of other prominent
Duluthians are moving spirits, to-day sent
an invitation to William J. Bryan, editor
of the Omaha World-Herald, the great
silver advocate, to speak in this city next
week. The Silver League is also agitating
the question of calling a State convention
to declare itself on the currency question.
Will Have a Recount.
BURLINGTON, lowa, Oct. 3. — The
BuDreme Court reversed the Dcs Moines
County Court's decision in the election con
test for County Attorney of this county to
day. George 8. Tracy, the present attor
ney, is a Democrat, and C. C. Clark, a
Republican, is seeking to have him dis
placed. Clark claimed that an unfair
count of votes in Flint River Township
last fall defeated him. The decision is
fevorable to Clark and calls for a recount.
SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 4, 1895.
FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
Episcopalians Sent Kind
Greetings to Another
FIGHT OF REVISIONISTS.
Proposed Changes In Canons
and Constitution Are
ARGUMENTS OF THE DELEGATES
Hearty Approval of the Action of
Texas to IV.ake Prlze-Flght
\ng a Felony.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Oct. 3.— The
prospect of a battle royal over the disposi
tion to be made of the revision report
brought the clerical and lay delegates to
the Episcopal convention out in force at
Gethsemane Church this morning, while
the galleries were crowded with local and
visiting church men and church women.
For half an hour before Dr. Morgan Dix
called the session to order the friends «nd
opponents of the proposed new constitu-
BISHOP WILLIAMS OF CONNECTICUT, A DISTINGUISHED DELE
GATE AT THE EPISCOPAL CONVENTION.
tion and canons, consideration of which
had been made the special order over all
other business, gathered in the aisles and
pews and engaged in numerous methods
of procedure and policy with animation.
The revisionists following out the pro
gramme inaugurated yesterday afternoon,
seemed determined to press for a full con
sideration of the report this early in the
convention, while the anti's were disposed
as a temporary expedient to refer it to a
special committee of the house of deputies
in the hope that this might result in its be
ing indefinitely "hung up."
At the outset of the session Dr. Dix an
nounced the committees on the state of
church, new dioceses, canons, the prayer
book and other subjects to be brought
before the convention, and which were
sufficiently numerous to give nearly every
one of the delegates work for the future.
On the order of memorials petitions
praying for the creation of new dioceses
were presented by the delegations from
California, Maryland, Kentucky and
Northern Michigan, and referred.
A humorous episode grew out of a mo
tion by Dr. Thrall of Michigan, inviting
the Bishops to be present at the reception
to the Canadian delegates this afternoon.
The resolution used the expression "Amer
ican church," and this was taken excep
tion to by Dr. Carmichael of Virginia, who
contended that the denomination had no
other title than the "Protestant Episcopal
Church in the United States." An amend
ment thus correcting the resolution was
defeated by a viva voce vot«, and amid
much laughter a division was demanded.
It resulted in a vote of 222 to 62 for the
term "American church" and the resolu
It happens that the Methodist confer
ence of Northern Minnesota is now in
session a few blocks distant with Bishop
Fowler presiding, and in a spirit of good
will Major Samuel Alahon of Ottumwa,
lowa, moved that the house send fraternal
greetings to the Methodist gathering with
assurances of sympathy and joy in the
abundance of their Christian labors. Vig
orous objection was entered, however, by
Delegate Fairbanks of Florida, who charac
terized it as an extraordinary and unusual
proceeding, and as there was an objection
the resolution went on the calendar. This
disposition, however, was not satisfactory
to the convention at large, and in behalf
of the entire lowa delegation, Rev. Dr.
Green of Cedar Rapids pressed for imme
diate consideration. The necessary two
thirds voted to take the resolution from
the calendar, and its adoption was urged
in a vigorous speech by Dr. Green, who
said that the house should manifest its
Christian courtesy and consistence and rid
the church of the oft-repeated reproach
that it simply spoke empty syllables and
that its heart was not in the cause of
Delegate Fairbanks of Florida contended
that the body of Methodists now in session
was not a general conference, but a mere
fragmentary affair and it would be setting
a bad precedent in many respects to send
greetings to a small sectional Christian
body. The house, however, was of a con
trary opinion and the greetings were
adopted by a viva voce vote of about 500
This is the first time in the history of a
general convention of the Episcopal church
that greetings have been sent to a confer
ence of another denomination, and the
action is regarded as a signilicant mark of
the advance of Christian unity.
When the hour arrived for the special
order Dr. Hoffman, in behalf of the revi
sion committee, made a brief explanatory
statement. Himself and his associates, he
said, would have been gladly relieved of
the responsibility, but, once having ac
cepted the trust they had endeavored to
discharge it to the best of their ability.
They had placed the canons in regular
order and clothed them in language that
could not be misunderstood, and the re
port, which reflected the views of a major
ity of the committee, was entitled to a care
ful, candid and patient consideration. To
that end he moved that the house resolve
itself into a committee of the whole."
This was adopte t with an amendment
keeping the debate within the rules gov
erning the house, and which was incor
porated by a vote of 135 to 130, the revision
ists being in the minority. Delegate Pack
ard of Maryland having been elected chair
man of the committee, Dr. Hoffman pre
sented the formal declaration of faith that
precedestheconstitution, which since being
printed had been so amended as to include
the missionary jurisdictions in the general
term, "The church in the dioceses within
the United States." It was insisted by Dr.
Hoffman that the declaration was emi
nently desirable, if not necessary, and em
phasis was laid on the fact that the church
in Ireland, Scotland and Canada had for
mulated their belief as a preamble to Ihe
constitution of their respective jurisdic
Rev. John S. Stone of Chicago, a member
of the revision committee, was, however,
of an entirely different opinion. He was
not impressed, he said, with the sublime
dignity of even the constitution itself,
much less with the necessity for a pre
amble. The church had not asked the con
vention to define its position as a part of
the holy catholic church.
Several deputies objected to the debate
going on as long as a single delegate had
breath left in his body, and the committee
was getting into a tangle when ex-Senator
Edmunds suggested tb t further action be
postponed until the committee on rules
could g/apple with the difficulty. This
was satisfactory to all concerned, and the
committee reported progress and rose.
At noon the house of Bishops and
Deputies, sitting in joint convention, re
ceived the Archbishop of Rupertsland, the
Bishop of Qu'Appelle, and the remainder
of the Canadian delegation, and Christian
greetings were exchanged.
In committee of the whole this afternoon
the House of Deputies of the Episcopal
convention threw overboard bodily the
solemn declaration of faith with which the
proposed new constitution and canons
was prefaced ; refused to concur in the
recommendation of the committee that
the name of the triennial gathering be
changed to the "general synod," and
likewise twice rejected a proposition to
recognize the title "The Protestant Epis
copal Church in the United States."
The overwhelming victory of the anti
revisionists in the matter of the declara
tion of faith and principles, and upon
which the commission of 1892 had ex
pended much time, thought and labor,
apparently demoralized its supporters, and
to the motion to reject the new name of
the assemblage they made but a feeble re
sistance. When the hour for adjourning
arrived a warm debate was in progress on
the question of reinserting in the first
paragraph of the constitution the clause
making effective legislation occurring in
the House of Deputies, and in which the
Bishops had failed to concur within three
days. This feature of the Philadelphia
constitution of 1789. and which is still in
force, had been omitted by the revisionists,
and their action was regarded by many of
the delegates as a dangerous infringement
of the rights of the lower house. At the
rate of progress to-day, debate being un
limited, it would take over four months to
complete the consideration of the report.
The anti-revisionists abandoned their in
tention of endeavoring to shelve the report
at the outset, and, as the document when
re-revised by the present gathering must
be submitted to every diocesan convention
in the United States for its action, the con
test between the two elements will neces
sarily be renewed in the convention of 1898.
Meanwhile the old constitution remains in
The only action of interest oa the part
Continued on Second Page.
MAGUIRE IN EARNEST
With Carlisle He Filed
TRADES AT THE MINT.
Appointments Given for Votes
in the Legislature of
OTHER STRONG ACCUSATIONS.
Senator White Expected to Join the
Congressman in the Fight
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 3.—Repre
sentative Maguire spent three-quarters of
an hour with Secretary Carlisle to-day.
He preferred charges against Superintend
ent of the Mint Daggett and insisted that
the same be investigated and that Daggett
be removed from office. Maguire tried to
see the Secretary yesterday, but could not
get an allowance of time, and hence put it
off until to-day upon the assurance of an
allowance of time sufficient to cover his
The charges were three in number, the
first being that Daggett had been absent
from his post of duty twelve months out
of eighteen without leave.
Second — Trading places of appointment
in the Mint for votes in the Legislature for
the Senate, and also trading places nnder
him for favors at the hands of the Legis
Third— Organizing the Santa Rosalie
Mining Company, without property or
business and without value, and forcing
sale of stock to employes in the Mint at
Maguire explained the full meaning of
the charges to the Secretary, and in addi
tion to the charges made some remarks
about the way prominent Democrats in
San Francisco look upon Daggett's official
conduct as well as conduct relating to out
The Secretary stated to Maguire that he
would detail a special agent to make a re
port on the matter and submit it for his
consideration and departmental record.
Maguire »ayß he is satisfied with the
tone of the Secretary in discussing the
matter and he feels certain that within a
month the record in the case under de
partmental form will be completed.
It was stated at the department after
Maguire had seen the Secretary that a
copy of the charges would also be sent to
Daggett with the request that he make
Colonel Van Linden, private secre
tary of Secretary Carlisle, who spent
some time at San Francisco this year, ap
pears to be very much of a friend of Dag
gett and is not inclined to place much
faith in the charges as filed. It is under
stood that he was favorably impressed
with Daggett while in California and that
he can be relied upon to favor Daggett in
the contest by putting in a word with the
Secretary at the right time.
it is recalled that Maguire has not been
a supporter of the administration on the
financial question, and for this reason
alone, if for no other, some insist, Carlisle
will be slow to conform to Maguire's idea of
politics on the coast.
Maguire stated that Senator White had
not joined him so far in the fight he had
started against Daggett, but he had no
doubt he would do so. He had not seen
1 im about the matter, but White had gone
with him to call on the President, and
botn had protested against the appoint
ment of Daggett before the appointment
was made, and he could see no reason why
he should change his mind, as Daggett had
not reformed since his appointment. As
White had protested against his appoint
ment, and as Daggett had turned out bad
in office, he felt certain th.'^t White would
join in the effort later.
Should the removal not take place be
fore the convening of Congress he ob
served that he had no doubt but that
White wouid call on the President again
and join in the fight. In the meantime he
would submit in writing for the benefit of
the administration individual incidents of
trading in Mint patronage, and in the list
of accusations would be presented the
claim that the laundry work of the Mint
had been given by Daggett to Bibby, a
brother of State Senator Bibby, for favors
secured from the State Senator.
MOURN PASTETJ&'S DEATH.
Resolutions Passed by the American
Public Health, Association.
DENVER, Colo., Oct. 3.— The American
Public Health Association in annual ses
sion here to-day sent the following cable
gram to President Roux of the Pasteur In
"The American Public Health Associa
tion assembled, mourns the loss of Pas
Dr. Hewitt of Minneapolis offered suit
able resolutions upon the death of the
noted scientist, which were adopted by a
Papers were read by Dr. H. B. Harlbeck
of Charleston, S. C, on "Municipal Steam
Disinfection"; Dr. Charles V. Chapin of
Providence, R. 1., on "Disinfection in
American Cities"; Dr. H. C. Crouch ol
Denver, on "Microscopic Diagnosis ;"
Diphtheria oy a New Staining Method of
Dr. Edward Jackson of Philadelphia, on
'Ocular Hygiene in Schools"; and Dr. C.
L. Wilbur of Lansing, Mich., upon "Regis
tration of Vital Statistics."
Mrs. N. P. Hill entertained the ladies of
the visiting delegation this afternoon, and
a reception was tendered the association
at the Brown Palace to-night.
Old Coma Unearthed.
UNIONTOWN, Pa., Oct. 3.-While J. R.
Varkirk was hunting along Redstone
Creek, in Redstone County, yesterday his
heel dug into a clay bank on the farm of
B. W. Craft and scraped the earth from a
rotten old box, which on examination was
found to contain several thousand dollars'
worth of Spanish, Italian and United
States silver coins, ranging in date from
1788 to 1817. How they came there is a
An Injustice Corrected.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 3.— The Sec
retary of the Interior has rendered a de
cision in a land case which corrected an
injustice of many years' standing. In 1862
Charles Thompson was given a certificate
to lands in Washington State, but four
years later, by executive order, his lands
were embraced in a tract set apart for a
military reservation. Thompson's claim
was suspended in the general land office.
The Secretary decided that Thompson was
entitled to the land and his patent could
not have been effected by the creation of
a military reservation which included his
claim, and directs that a patent be issued
YET I2T IiIFJFICVItTIEa.
Trouble* Between the Pacific Mail and
NEW YORK, N. V., Oct. 3.— Difficulties
have arisen in the negotiations between
the Panama Railroad Company and the
Pacific Mail Steamship Company, which
make the signing of an amicable agree
ment by the presidents of those companies
extremely doubtful just at present, al
though it is not to be inferred that the
deal has fallen through. President Hunt
ington of the Pacific Mail and President J.
Edward Simons of the railroad company
came to an agreement a few weeks ago.
Mr. Huntington soon afterward departed
for California, and the task of arranging
the details of the agreement was left to
subordinates. A perplexing and appar
ently inextricable tangle has resulted from
the discussion of these details, and a set
tlement of the differences between the two
companies is still a long way off.
WORK OF INCENDIARIES
Buildings Burned at the Noble
County (Indiana) Fair
Two Persons and Nine Horses
Perished In the Blazing:
KENDALL VILLE, Ind., Oct. 3.— An at
tempt was made to-day to wipe out with
the incendiary's torch the property in this
city cf the Noble County Fair Association.
It was the second day of the meeting, and
1000 people were crowded in and around
the track watching the races. For the time
being the row of paddocks, half a mile in
length and containing the entries of fine
draft and fancy horses, was entirely
At a prearranged signal five fires were
started in the piles of straw in the pad
dock's stalls. The row of buildings
Hashed up like tinder and before the alarm
could be given a regular conflagration was
in progress. Late to-night it was discov
ered that two lives were lost as a result of
The dead : Jackson, a horseman, burned
to death; unknown woman died from
Nine drafthorses entered for prizes were
The flames licked up scores of vehicles
belonging to visitors and communicated to
a side exhibition hall, consuming it. The
tire department by hard work prevented
the further spread of the fire.
The crowd became panic-stricken,
women and children being trampled under
foot and injured. Many persons were
severely Durned in their efforts to assist
the department or to rescue their individ
ual property. Chief Beerhalter caught
men who, he says, are two of the incen
diaries. The name of one of them is said
to be Dave Reed. The loss entailed is es
timated at $15,000.
An Old Relic found.
PEEKSKILL, N. V., Oct. 3.— An old
relic was found recently in the home of
Elias McChain. It is a commission, signed
by James Madison, President of the United
States, and James Eustis, presumably pri
vate secretary to the President, on May 26,
1812. The commission is engrossed on
parchment and bears upon it the seal of
the Government. Both the seal and the
document are in a remarkable state of
preservation. The document is the ap
pointment of Daniel Curtis to be an ensign
in the First Infantry, in the service of the
United States, to take rank as such from
January 3. 1812.
The California Limited.
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. B.— The Santa Fe
road will put into effect October 29 a new
time card, which will lower the best time
heretofore made between Chicago and Los
Angeles by half a day. The new train will
leave Chicago at 6 o'clock in the evening
daily, arriving at Los Angeles at 6:30
o'clock the third day. The train will be
known as the "California limited." It will
practically be a counterpart of tlie fast
limited trains between Chicago and New
York, although no extra charge will be
made for the passage.
Jacob Worth Defeated.
BROOKLYN, N. V., Oct. 3.— Jacob
Worth, the Kepublican political leader in
Kings County, was beaten to-night at the
Republican city convention, when his
candidate for the mayoralty nomination,
William Cullen Bryant, was defeated by
Frederick W. Wurster. The convention
was called to order at 8:30 o'clock by
George W. Palmer, and was in session
until long after midnight.
A. Wife-Murderer Hanged. .
JERSEY CITY, N. J., Oct. 3.— John
Czech, alias ''Fish John," was hanged in
the Hudson County jail this morning for
the murder of his wife. The condemned
man spent a restless night and refused to
eat. At 10 o'clock the march to the
gallows began. Czech appeared on the
verge of prostration ami a constable
walked on either side. Asked if he had
anything to say, Czech replied, "No."
Cleveland's (rood Health.
BUZZARDS BAY, Mass., Oct. 3.— The
President and Private Secretary Thurber,
who left here on Monday night for a two
days' fishing trip, returned this morning
on the Oneida. Mr. Cleveland id in
splendid health and reports a delightful
Favor Cuban Recognition.
ST. LOUIS. Mo., Oct. 3.— The Baptist
Association of this city recently passed
resolutions favoring the recognition of the
Cuban rebels by the United States Gov
ernment. Since then many of the leading
clergymen of the city have taken the same
Four Suspects Escaped.
GRAND ISLAND, Nebb., Oct 3.— Four
prisoners confined in the Hall County Jail
escaped some time during the night. They
were held simply as suspicious characters,
but their looks and actions indicated that
they were capable of any crime.
Closed by Creditors.
OMAHA, Nebb., Oct. 3.— The Davis &
Oowgill Iron Works have failed. Mort
gages to the amount of $18,000 were ftJed
against the concern to-day. Most of the
creditors are local banks.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
WORRIES THE SULTAN
Constantinople Is Now
in a State of
ARMENIANS SHOT DOWN.
Many Were Killed by Turkish
Police While Being
A PATRIARCH HOLDS THE FORT.
All Threats to Storm His Stronghold
Fall to Induce Him to
CONSTANTINOPLE, Turkey, Oct 3.—
The report that the Armenians who were
arrested for taking part in Monday's and
Tuesday's rioting were killed while being
taken into custod3' has been confirmed. It
is known to a certainty that five of the
prisoners were so killed, and it would ex
cite no surprise to hear that others met
their death in the same manner. Eye
witnesses of the rioting say that the Ar
menians did not discharge their firearms
until Major Serwet Bey ordered the police
to fire upon them.
Turkish officials view the troubles as
being the direct outcome of the agitation
in Europe, especially in Great Britain, in
favor of the Armenians as against the
The foreign diplomats here to-day met
at the Austrian embassy and held a con
ference on the situation.
The French Consul at Damascus was re
cently mobbed, hooted and menaced on
the streets of that city. Fifteen men have
Deen arrested in connection with the inci
dent. M. Cabon, the French Embassador,
has laid a formal complaint before the
Porte, and has demanded satisfaction for
the insult to the French republic.
LONDON, Esq., Oct. S.-The Standard
will to-morrow publish a dispatch from
Constantinople saying that on Wednesday
a large number of shops were closed and
the streets were patrolled by the police.
The whole city is virtually in a state of
siege. The dispatch adds that a witness of
the occurrence states that a respectable
looking Armenian was arrested by two
gendarmes on Tuesday while walking in
the Galatea quarter. When he protested
against being arrested the gendarmes im
mediately ripped hU body open with their
The Armenian Patriarch received a let
ter on Tuesday inviting him to call upon
the Government. The letter stated that
none of his followers would be permitted
to accompany him. The Patriarch there
fore declined to accept the invitation and
remained at the patriarchate, wfcere he is
shut np with several hundred armed Ar
menians. The officials visited the patri
archate and summoned its occupants to
surrender, giving them until 3 o'clock this
afternoon (Wednesday) to comply, after
which if they did not surrender the build
ing would be stormed.
The dispatch further says that at the
time mentioned the police surrounded the
building and prepared to carry out their
threat to storm it.
Great consternation prevails at the pal
ace. The Sultan has not been in bed since
Monday. It is felt that a crisis has ar
rived. No such terror has prevailed since
the Greek revolution.
A later dispatch to the Standard says
that the threat to storm the patriarchate
has not yet been carried out. The church
officials declare that that they are not
able to compel the refugees to leave the
building, and the latter decline to leave
their shelter. It is to be hoped that the
police will not resort to force, as in that
event a fearful massacre would result. The
refueees are huadled together in the build
ing with hardly standing room. They de
pend for food on such scraps as are brought
to them. Seven corpses have |been deliv
ered from the patriarchate for burial.
WEDDED AT EDGEWOOD.
Pretty Marriage of J. Mason Hoppin and
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 3.—Edge
wood, the home of the writer, Donald
Grant Mitchell (Ike Marvel), was the scene
of a charming wedding yesterday. Mis*
Susan P. Mitchell, the third daughter of
the author, was married to J. Mason Hop
pin, the son of Professor Hoppin of this
The bridegroom, whose father is pro
fessor of art at Yale, has an Ox
ford education. He is a nephew of the
late Governor Hoppin, and has a long line
of English ancestors. One of them, on
the paternal side, was a signer of the mem
orable compact drawn up in the cabin of
Whirled to His Death.
PITTSBURG, Pa.. Oct. 3.— Ernest Wilt,
fireman at the Western Leather Company's
works, Allegheny, was killed to-day, his
clothing catching on the shaft of a rapidly
revolvine fan which he was oiling. Wilt's
arms and head were severed from his body.
The accident was the result of reckless
ness. He was 48 years of age and leaves a
widow and several children.
Coxey and Campbell to Debate.
MASSILLON, Ohio, Oct. 3.— General J.
S. Coxey and ex-Governor Campbell are to
speak in Zanesville October 12. Last night
Coxey challenged Campbell to meet him
in joint debate.
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