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INCITED BY ENGLAND.
Story of a German Paper
on the Turkish
ARMS FOR ARMENIANS.
British Agents Accused of
Causing the Recent
MASSACRE ON THE FRONTIER.
Christian and Moslem Alike Fall
Victims to a Kurdish
BERLIN, Germany, Oct. 13.— The visit
of Prince Lobanoff Rotovsky, the Russian
Minister of Foreign Affairs, who arrived
here last night from Paris after finishing
his holidays in France, is regarded in of
ficial circles as having no significance be
yond that of an act of friendly courtesy in
return for the recent visit of Prince flo
henlobe to St. Petersburg. Prince Loban
off was received by the Emperor at rfu
bertstock to-day, and according to the
present arrangements will return to St.
Petersburg to-morrow. Count Osten
sacken, the Russian Embassador to Ger
many, has shortened his leave of absence,
spent in Switzerland, and returned in or
der to meet Prince Lobanoff. The fact
that he hastened his return to Berlin in
order to be here while his immediate su
perior was in the city has been construed
by a few as signifying that diplomatic mat
ters of importance were to be discussed,
but generally it is known as merely an ob
servance of diplomatic amenities.
In the meantime public and official
curiosity attaches to the Kaiser's reception
of the Russian Foreign Minister after
having read the report of an interview
which Prince Lobanoff accorded to M.
BJowitz, the Paris correspondent of the
London Times, while the former was in
Paris, which hai been reproduced in the
newspapers here. In this interview the
Emperor, whose morning reports in the
various departments of his secretaries in
clude most of the matter published in the
German journals referring to himself, is
referred to frequently and compared unfa
vorably with his father. Prince Lobanoff
is represented as saying:
"The youne Kaiser likes to fly with his
own wings. He consults Prince Hohenlohe
because the Chancellor is wise and amiable
Continuing Prince Lobanoff adds:
"I have recently seen how Prince Hohen
lohe has occupied his post. He does not
do so as an ambitious man, but merely
with patriotic resignation."
Nothing beyond the bare mention of
Prince Lobanoff 's aud ience with the Kaiser
and his subsequent dinner with Prince
Hohenlohe will reach the public until the
Incidents slowly percolate through diplo
matic channels, tne invariable medium of
The Emperor will leave Hubertstock
with regret. He has had vastly finer sport
than he had at Rominten. Deer and other
big game have been plentiful and the
weather has been cooler and more enjoy
able. Herr Fries, the animal painter, has
been a member of his suite and has made
some splendid sketches of the more nota
ble of the quarry which has fallen victim
to the Kaiser's gun. He has also sketched
groups of participants in the imperial
hunt in which the Emperor has been a
conspicuous figure. Throughout his shoot
ing expeditions the Emperor has devoted
a considerable part of each day to busi
ness, keeping several couriers employed in
journeying between Berlin and Hubert
stock. His partial holiday will end when
he starts for his tour of the Reichsland,
which he will do on October 16.
After the ceremonies of unveiling the
monument to the Emperor's father, Kaiser
Frederick 111, at Woerth, the next great
imperial function will be the inauguration
of the new Reichsgerichtshoff at Leipsic.
On this occasion the Emperor and the
King of Saxony will arrive at Leipsic at
noon on October 16.
They will be received at the railway sta
tion and a grand procession, military and
civic, will escort them to the great cupola
halJ, an edifice similar to that of the new
Reichstag building, where the Emperor
will formally lay the capstone of the build
ing. Dr. von Boetticher, the Vice-Presi
dent of the Imperial Council, the President
of the Reichstag, representatives of the
various Federal States and the chief of the
imperial department will be present. After
the ceremonies the Emperor and the King
of Saxony will take luncheon with the
President of the Supreme Tribunal, and in
the evening will leave Leipsic, respec
tively, for Berlin and Dresden.
In the course of inquiries, provoked by
allusions in the Munich newspapers, to
the real reasons why the Bavarian Govern
ment ignored the diplomatic influence of
the United States in behalf of Louis Stern
of New York, the revocation of whose sen
tence of fine and imprisonment for insult
ing Baron von Thuengen, the Deputy
Commissioner at the Spa at Kissingen,
was sought, the representative of the
United Press found that the difficulty was
traceable to the period when Mr. Bancroft
was United States Minister to Prussia, and
was at the same time accredited to the
Bavarian and Wurtemberg courts, respec
tively at Munich and Stuttgart.
In 1871, when the German empire was
formed, Mr. Bancroft received new cre
dentials to the Emperor of Germany, and
when he was recalled duly presented his
letters of recall to the Emperor. At that
time Mr. Bancroft reminded the State De
partment at Washington that his letters
of appointment to the Kings of Bavaria
and Wurtemberg were still in force and
asked permission to present to them also
formal letters of recall. The State De
partment deemed this ceremony needless
and so informed Mr. Bancroft.
Upon the receipt of this notification Mr.
Bancroft communicated with the courts at
Munich and Stuttgart, informing them
why he was obliged to omit the customary
diplomatic courtesy. The Bavarian court
has ever been a stickler for etiquette and
has always remembered the slight put
upon it on that occasion. The United
States embassy here continues to be offi
cially ignorant of the decision in Stern's
case, and it is rumored here that the Sec
retary of State at Washington asked the
German Embassador there to use his in
fluence in behalf of Stern and met with
more positive refusal.
The semi-official press of Rerlin now dis
tinctly assumes an attitude favorable to the
Porte, as being subjected to harsh and un
just pressure at the hands of England.
The North German Gazette publishes a
communication from Constantinople which
traces the Armenian riots and their at
tendant bloodshed to the machinations of
agents sent from London. According to
this authority, these agents were plenti
fully supplied with arms and money, both
of which were widely distributed. The
communication also denounces the con
duct of the Armenian patriarch, and cen
sures the English agitators, who are them
selves characterized as Christian fanatics,
for inciting Armenian fanatics to violence
against the Moslems.
The Turkish embassy here appears con
fident that the Sultan will effect an ar
rangement with the Dowers which will be
satisfactory to all of the parties concerned.
The embassy denies that anything ap
proaching an ultimatum has been ad
dressed to the Porte by England or any
other power, persistent assertions to the
The international negotiations initiated
in Berlin for the abolition of sugar boun
ties have been resumed, but few believe
that they will be successful. If they fail
Germany will be required to consider the
question of an organic reform in her home
Advice3 from St. Petersburg report that
negotiations are impending looking to the
conclusion of a treaty of commerce be
tween Russia and Italy, the former offer
ing Italy the most favored nation treat
ment in exchange for a preferential tariff
on Russian petroleum. Under the exist
ing tariff the duties upon petroleum are
levied in Italy not according to the bulk,
but according to specific weight. This has
worked to the disadvantage of the Russian
product. M. de Witte. the Russian Minis
ter of Finance, is actuated in the negotia
tion of this treaty, by a desire to drive
American petroleum oils out of the Italian
market and to establish a monopoly for
the Russian product instead. It is asserted
that he himself initiated the negotiations,
and to carry out his plan even intends to
extend a State subvention to stimulate
Russian enterprise if such should be re
quired to start the movement.
A committee, composed of some of the
most notable personages in Berlin, is being
formed for the purpose of arranging for a
series of fetes in celebration of the procla
mation of King William of Prussia as Em
peror of Germany at Versailles, the cele
bration to take place on the twenty-fifth
anniversary of that event, January 18,
While in Berlin, Prince Lobanoff-Rotov
sky will have hia headquarters at the
Russian embassy. In explanation of his
visit here the officials of the embassy as
sert that hia coming was arranged a month
ago when he passed through Berlin on his
way to Paris. The Emperor had never
met Prince Lobanoff and expressed a de
sire to become acquainted with him. Some
of the Sunday journais taKe advantage of
Prince Lobanoff's visit to publish stories
connecting his presence here with a chance
of policy on the part of Germany in con
nection with her Eastern relations, where
by England is to be ousted from co-opera
tion with Russia and France in regard to
Armenia and be forced to take a subordi
nate and isolated position. Nobody who
has even a remote knowledge of current
politics believes this, but the stories 6erve
their obvious purpose of exciting discus
The social disorder wnich is prevalent
on the Russian frontier of Armenia is in
dicated by advices received to-day from St.
Petersburg. According to these reports
the Kurdish chief, Nabii, is levying tribute
by force in the Russian district of Erivan,
where he is seizing cattle, murdering men,
Christian and Moslem alike, and carrying
off women and children. His latest re
ported exploit was to burn down a hamlet
of eighteen houses, kill thirty-two men
and abduct fifteen women and forty chil
dren. A force of gendarmes was sent in
pursuit of him, but when they overtook
him they were defeated and obliged to flee.
A strong force of troops was then sent
after him, but it was not successful in
The new statue in memory of the Em
press Augusta, grandmother of the Kaiser,
which has just been finished in the Opern
platz, shows a red cross surrounded by
laurels above the inscription: "To the
Empress Augusta, with the love and ven
eration of the German people."
The Countess Waldeck, who was ar
rested about three weeks ago in Darmstadt
and convicted of perjury in connection
with her liaison with Adalbert Tomba, a
tutor in her family, who masqueraded as
"Count von Nesselrode," died suddenly
yesterday in the prison infirmary from
Miss Carrie Bowes of California will give
a concert in the Song Academy here on
Among the Americans here are Professor
Hurdleton and W. W. Bartlett of Chicago,
Mrs. Racy Kingsbury and Miss Kingsbury
of Boston, Miss F. W. Merian of New
York and D r. Forchheim of Ohio.
LAIR OF RANGE-RUSTLERS
Rendezvous of Cattle-Thieves
Found in a Wyoming
A Gang for Whose Ravages Many
Innocent Men Hav© Lost
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Oct. 13.— Advices
received here indicate the existence in the
mountains of Johnson County of a habitual
range, rendezvous and headquarters of
range-rustlers. It is near the head waters
of Powder River, and is known as the
"Hole in the Wall." being a deep moun
tain canyon or basin, the approaches to
which are inaccessible to any one not hold
ing the clew to the labyrinth. The range
thieves are said to number forty or fifty,
and are under the most thorough organiza
tion and effective as well as daring leader
This discovery is likely to solve the ques
tion that has served to keep alive the fire
of political dissension in the State for three
years and led to the killing of at least
fifteen men at intervals on the range. The
small farmers have been generally accused
of killing the stock of the range companies,
ana the corporations have taken the most
drastic measures to protect themselves
from the ravages of the supposed small
Within the last two months three as
sassinations have occurred, and more than
one farmer has been warned to leave the
State, and the warning has been obeyed
promptly, and to neglect of similar notices
are ascribed the deaths of others.
Killed Herself by Accident.
SAVANNAH, Ga., Oct. 13.— Miss Stella
West of this city accidentally shot and
killed herself with a revolver this after
noon at her mother's summer home at
Montgomery, one of Savannah's suburban
Mr a. Ha tea Very low.
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 13.— A report late
to-night from the bedside of Mrs. Clara
Doty Bates, the writer of stories for chil
dren, is that the sufferer is very low.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1895.
ITS PROGRESS SLOW
Little Accomplished at
the Episcopal Con
REVISIONISTS ARE SAD.
Consideration of the New Con
stitution Not Likely to
MANY FEATURES ANTAGONIZED
Two Weeks Have Passed and but
Three Articles Have Been
MINNEAPOLIS, Minx., Oct. 13.— The
nearer the general convention of the Epis
copal church approaches tinal adjourn
ment the more improbable does it appear
that sufficient progress can be made on
the consideration of the revised constitu
tion and canons as to enable the completed
document to be submitted to the various
dioceses, and thus enable them to certify
their approval or disapproval to the tri
ennial convention of Washington in 189S.
One-half of the period within which the
body is expected to transact its business
and dissolve has expired, and the net re
sult of nearly two weeks' labor, apart from
the disposal of routine business that called
for no great expenditure of time, is the
adoption of three articles of the constitu
tion, covering two pages of the report, and
leaving seven additional articles, together
with fifty-four canons, covering some
eighty pages, yet to be dealt with.
Besides that portion of the constitution
which has still to run the gauntlet of the
committee of the whole, there are any
number of propositions that may be sub
jected to as much debate and vigorous an
tagonism as was expended during the past
week upon th4 introductory sections.
Among them is article 3, in many respects
the most important one of the revision,
and which, in laying down the doctrine
that the general convention is the supreme
legislative body of the church, gives to it
the exclusive power to enact canons defin
ing the offenses for which Bishops, Pres
byters and deacons may be tried, and de
fining the mode of trial. Strong opposi
tion will be made for the provision for
a trial of a Bishop by Bishops on the
ground that the diocese to which a Bishop
Delongs has the right and title to his ser
vices and should not be deprived of them
by a proceeding in which they have had
neither voice nor standing. So also with
the proposal to establish a final court of
appeals in matters of doctrine, and with
the lisst of subjects upon which the general
convention is given exclusive power to
Members of the commission Bay that a
strong effort will be made, by limiting de
bate or through other methods, to get
through the constitution by the middle of
the week, but even then it will be an im
possibility to attempt to toucu the canons>,
and without the one the other is useless so
far as concerns the action of the diocese.
To the revisionists the prospect is anything
but pleasing, but their opponents are very
well satisfied with the outlook.
A few days ago R. D. A. Wade of Chi
cago, a "representative of the Central
States committee for theosophy work,"
addressed a letter to tde House of Bishops,
asking to be given a hearing on the ques
tion of the necessity of the Episcopal
church returning to its most angient faith —
reincarnation— and urging that the charge
was too truly made that the church was
out of touch with the masses. The Bishops
treated the communication with silent
contempt, and, accordingly, Wade ar
raigned them to-night before the local
branch of the Theosophical Society, taking
the ground that if the church was to con
tinue a spiritual power it must listen to
the demand from the masses for rational
and philosophical teachings, such as were
used in the first centuries of the existence
of the church.
The name of Bishop Potter has bein
added to the sick list, and the distin
guished prelate was unable to keep his
appointment to speak at this afternoon's
meeting of the Church Social Union in
Gethsemane Church. Bishops Hunting
ton of Central New York and Sessums of
Louisiana made the principal addresses.
Bishops Nelson and Seymour preached in
the morning and evening, respectively, at
Gethsemane; Bishop Doan of Albany, Dr.
Green of New York and Bishop Dudley of
Kentucky, at St. Mark's; Bishops Persey
and Brewer at St. Paul's; Bishops Hale
and Talbotat All Saints; Bishop Leonard
at St. Luke's; Bishop Grafton at Grace;
Bishop Neely at Holy Trinity; Bishop
Burgess to the afflicted at St. Barnaby's
Hospital; Bishop Kenrick at Holy Inno
cents, and Bishops Coxe and Whitaker at
ADJiItESSEJ* BY MOODY.
Intellectual Treats for the Syracuse Con~
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 13.-The distin
guished delegates to the Congregational
Council now in session in this city fur
nished Syracuse church-goers with many
rare intellectual treats to-day. Every pul
pit in the city, with the exception of those
in Roman Catholic and Episcopal churches,
was filied by some eloquent Congregational
divine. The churches were thronged both
morning and evening.
The principal attraction was the speech
of Rev. Dwight L. Moody, the famous
evangelist. In the morning he preached
a masterly sermon to the delegates only in
The sermon was followed by the sacra
ment of the Lord's supper, which was un
usually imposing on account of the large
number of clergymen who participated
and the manner in which it was conducted
by Mr. Moody and other noted clergymen.
In the afternoon Mr. Moody addressed a
meeting for men only at the First Presby
The Alhambra, recently the scene of the
Democratic State Convention, never before
held such a crowd as thronged it to hear
the evangelist in the evening. Fully 20,
--000 people were present and listened to the
eloquent sermon in Moody'a characteristic
style on the text, "Unless a man be born
again he cannot enter into the kingdom of
Among the speakers at the city churches
were Rev. J. W. McLean of California,
Kev. D. Barnes Griffith of Kansas, Rev.
F. D. Sargeant of Missouri, Rev. A. L.
Frisbie of lowa and G. A. Gates of lowa.
PREACHJEV AT CHICAGO.
Bex. A. C. Hirat'a First Srrtnon to Hia
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 13.— Kev. Ji. 0.
Hirst, formerly of the Simpson Methodist
Episcopal Church of San Francisco, to-day
preached his first sermon in Chicago,
where he has accepted a pastorate at Cen
tenary Methodist Episcopal Church on
Morgan and Monroe streets. A very large
congregation assembled and extended a
hearty greeting to their new pastor. The
text was Matthew v:l8: "For verily
I say unto you, until heaven and earth
pass, one jot or one tittle of this law shall
in no wise pass from the law till all be
The preacher eloquently described the
unchangeable and unassailable position of
Christ's church to-day, which remained
proof alike against the charges of the
centuries and the attacks and discoveries
of philosophers and scientists. In con
cluding he said :
"I am here th?s morning in obedience to
your call and the constituted authority of
the church. The responsibilities of a new
pastorate are tremendous, but if both pas
tor and people will realize this fact the re
sults of the work of the church may not
be measured. I am not ignorant of the
splendid history of this church reach
ing into the past and of the
noble men who have preceded me;
and if as great aggressive worn:
be accomplished as in the past I look for
ward to even a more splendid future, and
this for two reasons — I see around me a host
of veterans bearing the scars of many bat
tles, and I see, aleo, an immense reserve
force of young people with latent powers
and slumbering energies not yet swung
into battle. Knowing the strength of such
a combination, I said this morning, 'There
shall be no Alps before us.'
"This great city was never in more need
of churches, and we have a stupendous
task to perform. May God seal our wed
ding bond and give us power to help and
The members of the church will hold a
reception for Dr. Hirst next Thursday.
WILL STOP THE FIGHT
Sheriff Houpt Says It Shall Not
Take Place at Hot
A Decided Announcement Made
After an Interview With the
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 13.— Sheriff
Houpt of Hot Springs arrived in this city
late last night and went directly to Gov
ernor Clarke's residence, where a long con
ference was held.
The interview must have been highly
satisfactory to Governor Clarke, for to-day
he said he had implicit confidence in the
willingness and ability of Sheriff Houpt to
render any assistance that may Be neces-
[From the New York Recorder.]
sary in the suppressing of the Corbett-
Fitzsimmons fight at Hot Springs.
"Will the light come off at Hot Springs ?"
the Sheriff was asked.
"Most certainly it will not," he replied.
"Do you expect to stop It?"
"If they attempt to fight I will stop
The earnestness of Sheriff Houpt's man
ner of speaking showed that he meant
every word of it.
"I came up here to talk to the Gover
nor," he continued, "and to assure him
that I would do my full duty in prevent
ing a violation of the law by the prize
fighters. My mind has been made up all
along as to what course I would pursue.
"If 50,000 people had come to Hot
Springs to see the tight they would have
been disappointed. I intended to use my
authority in preventing a fight, and I
would have succeeded."
"If Corbott and Fitzsimmons go to the
Springs will you arrest them?"
"I will if they attempt to right, but there
is no likelihood that tbey will get there.
Governor Clarke assures me that he will
arrest them or have them arrested if they
attempt to enter the State."
"Then you can state positively that the
fight will never come off in Garland
County while you are Sheriff?"
"Yes, my word is out for it that the fight
will not occur in my county and I mean to
Sheriff Houpt returned home to-day.
TRAINED ON THE SABBATH.
Sow the Pugillat* Observed the Day of
SAN ANTONIO, Tkxas, Oct. 13.— Corbett
spent all of to-day training. He began
work at 8 o'clock and quit at 5 o'clock this
evening. Several hundred people visited
his quarters to see him train, but only a
few friends were admitted to witness the
Corbett received a telegram to-night from
Manager Brady, who is at Hot Springs,
telling him to leave for the latter place to
morrow. The telegram further stated that
training quarters had been secured and
that protection was guaranteed. Corbett
was seen by the United Press correspond
ent soon after receiving the telegram and
asked if he intended following Brady's in
structions to leave for Hot Springs.
"Yes," said Corbett, "I and my party
will leave here to-morrow night. The
announcement in the telegram that
protection is guaranteed is a pleas
ant surprise to me. I don't
know, however, whether it means
that protection is guaranteed me while
training or that there will be no interfer
ence at the fight. I certainly hope that
the fight can be pulled off and that we will
not meet with the same trouble in Arkan
sas that we have in Texas."
It is apparent that Corbett still doubts
the ability of the Florida. Athletic Club to
bring off the fight at Hot Springs, not
withstanding to-night's telegram from
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Oct. 13.—
Fitzsimmon's training-quarters presented
a lively appearance this afternoon.
Business men and clerics turned out to
see him. He took a five-mile run this
morning from Alta Vista Hotel to his
quarters. After going through his routine
work Fitzsimmons seemed as fresh as
when he started.
JOE NESBETT GONE
The King of Gamblers
Passes Away in
FRIENDLESS AND ALONE.
Death Comes Soon After He
Had Escaped From a
FAMED THROUGHOUT THE WEST
He Was Reputed at One Time
To Be Worth a Million
CHICAGO, 111.. Oct. 13.— Sporting men
and gamblers, both east and west of the
RocKy Mountains, will feel a genuine pang
of regret when they learn that Joe Nesbett
is dead, and that he died in want and with
out the most common of comforts.
Joe Neabett was known among the high
class gambling fraternity from Chicago to
San Francisco and all over the Colorado,
Montana and Idaho sections. Ten years
ago his check was good for $100,000 in the
Montana National Bank at Helena with
Last Saturday Nesbett ran away from
the poor farm at Dunning, 111., and came
to Chicago for the purpose of begging
enough money to buy morphine and
cocaine. He was weak and emaciated
from long stckness and denial of the drugs,
and when be sought his room at a cheap
lodging-house in Clark street he lay down
upon the bed and never awakened. It is
supposed he took too much of the drug in
his anxiety for the stimulant.
The story of Joe Nesbett's life would
read almost like a tale from the "Arabian
Nighte" or a romance of wealth spun by
the pen of Rider Haggard. He was the
king of gamblers in Helena for ten years
preceding 1890, and had a portion of his
colossal fortune as late as 1893, at which
time he came to Chicago from Denver in a
special car chartered by a party of the best
known and wealthiest faro-bank owners of
Denver and the Northwest.
But he "got up against it," as the gam
blers' spying goer, and was "flat broke"
before the great World's Fair was over.
Then he dealt bank in Varnell's, Hankin's
and other noted gambling houses.
But the curse of the drug habit was upon
him and he could not shake it off. About
a year ago his descent became rapid.
From cheap hotels he passed to poorer re
sorts until he finally came to the cheapest
of cheap lodging-houses in the levee dis
Ten years ago Nesbett owned plenty of
pood silver and copper mining stocks and
had a large Interest in at least one big
gambling-house in each of four cities-
Denver, Helena, Butte and Colorado City.
He had married early in life. His wife
died in New York city about three years
His son, father and mother now live at
Bellevne, Neb., near Omaha. His down
fall was the result of investment in race
horses, which proved losing ventures and
made him morose. In the pocket of his
coat a letter from his son in Nebraska
under date of October 6 was found.
Both men and women were found to
night who declare Nesbett was worth
$1,000,000 ten years ago, but more con
servative persons estimated his wealth at
a few hundred thousands. Hia body is
now in the care of the county, and will be
buried at the expense of the county if his
relatives do not respond to the telegrams
SPAT OUT THE BULLET
Louis Jones Kills an Enemy
After Being Shot in the
A Family Quarrel Which Resulted In
the Wounding of All the
AURORA, Mo., Oct. 13.— There was a
quarrel in the Jones family here this after
noon, with the result that Ady Alexan
der is dead, Tom Jones fatally wounded,
and Louis Jones in a serious condition,
an all on account of Jones' daughter
The trouble occurred at 5 o'clock. Alex
ander had become enamored of Sarah, a
married woman, but who had left her
husband and was in love with Alexander.
A few weeks ago she left her parents'
home and went to live with her lover's
father and mother, but returned this after
noon in company with Alexander for the
purpose of getting her clothes. Then there
was a stormy time.
After entering the house the woman's
parents refused to let h«r have the clothes
and endeavored to keep her from depart
ing with Alexander, when the old man
and son followed her into the yard, the
former endeavoring to assist Sarah in mak
ing her escape.
This resulted in a fight with Jones and
the son, during which Alexander drew a
revolver and shot Tom and his father, the
bullet entering the son's body just below
the ribs on the right side and coming out
at the back K while the old man was shot in
the mouth, knocking all of his teeth out
on the Wt side. He spat out his teeth and
the bullet, but before doing so drew a re
volver and shot Alexander twice, the hrst
bullet entering the left side of the neck
and the second penetrating the forehead
just above th.» temple and entering the
brain. Alexander is dead, while Jones
son is in a most critical condition.
HEZ,AYED JHY A GALE.
first Sea Trip of the Battle-Ship Indiana
DELAWARE BREAKWATER, Del.,
Oct. 13.— The battle-ship -Indiana did not
go to sea this afternoon as was expected,
but at 10 o'clock to-night was still anchored
at The Brown, a few miles above here.
Since early yesterday morning a north
east gale had been blowing along the coast.
This wind kicks up an ugly sea along the
north Atlantic seaboard, and as the
Indiana, like all battle-ships, is likely to
prove a wet seaboat in heavy weather, it is
probable the comfort of those aboard was
consulted and it was decided to remain
within the capes until the gale broke.
As the Indiana did not start for Boston
this afternoon, as was planned, she cannot
reach there now if she starts out to-night
or early to-morrow before late Tuesday
afternoon instead of early Tuesday morn
ing as expected.
IX&PIREI* MARK TWAIX.
Death of James Smith, a Pausing Hero in
11 Roughing It."
CHEYENNE, Wto., -Oct. 13.— James
Smith, one of the picturesque characters of
frontier days, has passed away at South
eass City, at the age of 78 years.
Smith was the hero of Mark Twain's
sKetch in "Roughing It." With a broad
brimmed hat aud typical border attire,
armed with Fix-shooters and bowie knives,
he presided over a house announced on a
battered sign-board to be "Saloon, Hotel,
City Marshal's Office, Justice of the Peace,
Groceries, etc. 1 ' Smitn followed his varie
gated vocation with success, and died a
FOUGHT AT CLOSE RANGE
Desperate Duel With Pistols
on a Street of New
One of the Principals In the Affray
Killed and the Other Seri
NEW ORLEANS, La., Oct. 13.— A des
perate fight with pistols took place at the
Poydras Market yesterday between Dennis
Corcoran and Tony Lavia, in which tiie
latter was killed and Corcoran severely
wounded. Eighteen shots were fired.
Lavia attacked his intended victim from
behind and emptied his revolver, hitting
Corcoran every one of the six times he
fired. Corcoran, with wonderful pluck and
courage, stood his ground, and, though
wounded by the first fire and his right
hand crippled by the second shot, got out
his pistol and returned shot for shot.
After Lavia had emptied his pistol he
ran. Securing another from a friend he
continued the shooting. Corcoran's pistol
was empty, but witnout a sign of flinching
he stood firmly while Lavia tired at the
human mark until his second pistol was
emptied. Then Lavia wheeled and run
ning a short distance fell dead. He had
been hit in the right breast. Corcoran will
An old grudge was the cause of the duel.
They had been rival candidates for the
position of commissary of the market,
AX UeXISI-VG IX GO A.
Portuguese Troopa Defeated by a Force
BOMBAY, India, Oct. 13.— A serious
condition of affairs exists in Goa Territory,
in India, owned by Portugal. Recently a
body of rebels, said to have numbered
1500, stopped a detachment of Portuguese
troops commanded by a lieutenant who
were going to San Quelin. Sharp fighting
took dace, during which many of the
Portuguese soldiers were wounded. The
rebels were in too strong force, however,
for the troops to make a successful resist
ance and the latter were finally obliged to
surrender. Some of the troops were na
tives and refused to obey the orders of the
This victory has given prestige to the
rebels, and it is thought that many of the
disaffected natives will flock to their stand
ard. The Governor of Goa is dispatching
guns to Agoada and has arranged for the
defense of Panjim, but the measures that
have been taken are considered to be quite
inadequate to suppress the revolt.
LISBON, Portugal, Oct. 13.— The Gov
ernment is fully alive to the seriousness of
affairs in Goa, and preparations are mak
ing to shortly dispatch re-enforcements to
the troops there.
HIED WHILE FIGHTIXG FIRE.
Many Victims of a Prairie Conflagra
tion in Manitoba.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct. 13.— There
was loss of life and great damage to prop
erty last night in the Winnipeg district by
prairie fires. The lires started about 3
o'clock in the afternoon and spread with
cyclonic rapidity, destroying haystacks
At Elm Creek Btation Thomas Hannan
and Ed Lubyan were burned to death
while fighting the flames. At St. Vital
Arthur St. Germain, aged 12, was burned
to a crisp, and hia brother waß fatally in
jured while endeavoring to save haystacks
on their father's farm. At Headinglv D
Tait, a young farmer, was caught by" the
flames while driving home and badly
Other fatalities will doubtless be reported
to-morrow, as telegraphic communication
is interrupted by the fires.
WILL WEI> WA.I>ES> DAUGHTER.
The Frinee of Jfaplea to Take an English
LONDON, Eng., Oct. 13.— A dispatch
to the Central News from Rome says that
in a newspaper interview Signor Lamba
rini, who is described as director-general
of the royal establishment, denied the re
port that the Prince of Naples, the Italia n
Crown Prince, was betrothed to a Princess
of Montenegro. He admitted that the
negotiations that had been opened in 1894
for the marriage of the Prince to a daugh
ter of the Prince of Wales had been sus
pended by mutual agreement, but he
stated that these negotiations have now
been resumed and tnat it is probable that
the marriage will' take place in the spring.
The law requires that Italian Princes
shall be Catholics, but their wives may be
of any religion.
I.f-o's JProteat JEffeetive.
ROME, Italy, Oct. 13.— 1t is stated that
there is a strong probability that the pro
test of the Pope against the proposed visit
of King Carlos of Portugal to King Hum
bert, and the threat of his Holiness to
refuse to receive King Carlos, should he
come to Rome, will be effective to prevent
the coming to this city of the Portuguese
Eathqualcrs in Italy.
ROME, Italy, Oct. 13.— Three shocks of
earthquake were felt yesterday in the
Verona district. The disturbance was very
severe in Malcesine, where a number of
chimneys were thrown down and fissures
made in the walls of houses.
WAR AT SACRAMENTO
Theatrical Circles in a
Whirl of Excite
PAULINE HALL'S LUCK.
The Local Manager Declined
to Change the Dates of
TODD CLAIMED PROTECTION.
He Told the Police He Feared Vio
lence at the Hands of
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Oct. 13.— War is
brewing in theatrical circles in this city.
There is a strong probability of a suit for
heavy damages beinjj shortly instituted
against J. H. Todd, T. J. Clunie and Mrs.
Foye, the former being lessees and the
latter owning the Metropolitan Theater in
It is claimed that some time since
Messrs. Clunie and Todd entered into a
contract with Mr. Harrison, manager of
the Pauline Hall Company, in which they
agreed to famish the building, lights,
scenery and all other necessary accessories
and attend to the billing and advertising
of the company for 25 per cent of the pro
ceeds, the theater to be at the disposal of
the company on the 17th and 18th inst.
Mr. Harrison states that he afterward
addressed a letter to Mr. Todd requesting
that the dates be changed to the 18th and
19th, and received a reply stating that this
would be done for an additional 5 per cent
of door receipts. Harrison refused to ac
cede to this demand, and informed Todd
that he would retain original dates, and
also called Mr. Todd's attention to the
free-pass clause in the contract, referring
to an engagement of the Little Tebbet
Company some two years ago, at which,
time Harrison claims that 180 free passes
were used on one night.
This he claims in conjunction with his
refusal to accede to the 5 per cent demand
has so angered Todd that he has refused to
bill the company, answer any communi
cations or afford an interview on the mat
ter to Harrison. As the billing should
have been done last Thursday he has
placed his case in the bands of Congress
man Grove L. Johnson, with instructions
to prepare papers in a suit for damages.
He also claims that the conduct of Mr.
Todd has prevented several first-class com
panies from perfecting contracts here this
winter, and that Sacramento will g«t the
go-by by them, to the detriment of the
drama-loving portion of the community.
Mr. Todd, w.ho has been out of town for
several days, returned this evening and
immediately went to the police station and
stated that he feared personal violence ac
the hands of Mr. Harrison and it is
claimed desired protection. The matter is
the talk of the town and great indignation
is expressed in all quarters at the treat
ment accorded the representative of the
Pauline Hall Company, by Mr. Todd. It is
openly claimed that this is not by any
means the first occurrence of the same na
ture in which managers of first-class com
panies have been so treated by the local
SILTEB FIGHT ZM ILLXXOIS.
Bryan Enlist* in the Support of the Free-
OMAHA, Nebr.. Oct. 13.— Hon. \V. J.
Bryan has accepted an invitation to make
nine speeches in the Congressional right in
the Eighteenth Illinois District. He will
support the candidacy of ex-Congressman
Lane, the Democratic nominee, who is run
ning on a square 16 to 1 free-coinage plat
form. Mr. Bryan's first speech will be de
livered October 21 at Shelby ville.
This contest is of National importance,
because the Republican platform is llatly
against free coinage. The district went
Kemibli|au last fall by 3000, and if the
Democrats win this year the silver men
will claim a great triumph.
Itulloch'B Condition Unchanged.
MINNEAPOLIS. Minx., Oct. 13.— The
condition of ex-Governor Bullock of Geor
gia, lay delegate to the Episcopal Conven
tion, who has been confined to bis room at
the West Hotel for several days with an
tack of erysipelas, was unchanged this
evening. He sent word to the United
Press that his head and face were still
badly involved, but that his case was mov
ing along as favorably as could be expected.
Jtturder or Accident.
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky., Oct. 13.-Cam-
mie Russell, the 16-year-old daughter of J.
D. Russell, vice-president of the Planters'
Bank, was found dead in|the garden at her
home this afternoon with a bullet hole in
the head and a pistol by her side. The
family believe the case either murder orac
cident, rather inclining to the latter theory.
Charred lindtt in the Ashes.
CHILLICOTHB, Mo., Oct. 13.— Eight
stacks of hay were burned on the farm of
S. B. Patterson, ten miles south of here,
last night, and this morning the charred
body of a man was found in one of the
stacks, burned beyond recognition. Cir
cumstances point to murder. Coroner
Barney is holding an inquest this evening.
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for work — depends on the general physical
condition — particularly of the digestion
system, which includes a long chain of or-
gans and functions.
The sedentary habits of brain-worker*
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