DEBATE ON REVISION.
Attempt to Lay Over the
Matter for Three
NO NEW CONSTITUTION.
Houses of the Episcopalian
Convention Are Not
NEW COMMISSION SUGGESTED
Dr. Fulton Said That No Action of
the Deputies Was Discour
teous to Bishops.
MINNEAPOLIS, Much., Oct. 14.— After
securing the adoption of a resolution pro
viding for final adjournment on Tuesday
of next week the opposition to revision in
the house of deputies of the Episcopal
Convention made a strenuous effort to-day
to lay over the new constitution and can
ons for three years, or until the triennial
convention at Washington. Debate upon
this proposal, which occupied the entire
afternoon session, and was unfinished at
adjournment, was precipitated by two
propositions, one referring back the revi
sion to the joint committee that brought it
into existence for further consideration and
amendment, and the other referring the
Bishop's revision of the commission's re
vision to a special coumittee, with instruc
tions to report at the next conference. Of
the score or more of speakers not a voice
was raised in favor of proceeding fur
ther with the revision at this convention,
the one prevailing sentiment b«ing the
desire to so shelve the matter as to avoid
giving offense to the Bishops, who have
been industriously laboring upon their
own revision for nearly two weeks, and
have looked for prompt action on the part
of the house below as each section was
Bent down. The deputies may find a way
out of the dilemma to-morrow by adopting
both resolutions, which will mean two re
ports for the conference of 1896, and will
put off a final vote to the triennial of 1901.
The only important feature of the morn
ing session was the effort to reintroduce
the titles of "Primate" or "Presiding
Bishop" into the constitution. The house
was as firm on this point, however, as it
was a week ago, and reaffirmed the desig
nation "Presiding Officer of the House of
Bishops." Another effort to give the dele
gates from missionar}- jurisdictions the
right to vote was also defeated, although
the clause, as finally passed, confers upon
them all other rights and privileges enjoyed
by regular delegates. Just before adjourn
ing this afternoon the Bishops agreed to
create a new missionary jurisdiction in
Northern Minnesota, to be presided over
by a Bishop of Duluth.
When the house reassembled this after
noon Dr. J. T. Smith of the Presbyterian
Committee on Church Unity was, at the
Buggestion of Rev. Dr. Huntington of New
York, invited to a seat on the platform
beside President Morgan DLs. Considera
tion of the constitution being resumed, the
first two articles, as amended, were finally
passed and sent back to the House of
Bishops. Next in order was Article 8,
which declares that the general convention
be the supreme legislative authority of the
church, and which also specifies at length
the general and special subjects upon
which it shall have power to leeislate.
Just as soon as as the reading had been
Concluded Mr. Packard of Maryland
moved that this and all succeeding mes
eages from the Bishops concerning the
constitution be referred to a special com
mittee with instructions to report at the
next convention, but to have its report
printed and circulated three months in
advance of the assembling of the conven
tion. In support of his motion he said
that in The week remaining it would be
impossible to deal with the many ques
tions of grave import that were presented
in that portion of the constitution not yet
Dr. Greer of New York coincided. As
an amendment Dr. Davenport of Tennes
see moved that the whole subject of re
vision be returned to the joint committee
with instructions to report at the next con
vention. A lengthy debate followed. Dr.
Richards of Rhode Island suggested that
there were times when questions of courtesy
might be brushed out of place. The proper
thing to do was to discharge the com
mittee from its labors and then refer the
entire issue to a special committee.
For the first time in the debate a mem
ber of the committee in the person of Rev.
Dr. James S. Stone of Chicago claimed the
floor. He repudiated with emphasis the
prevailing notion that the committee had
been under Episcopal influence. It had,
he said, labored honestly, and it had given
time and energy to the task; it had missed
no opportunity to perfect its work. If
that work was now to be sent back it ought
to go to the committee which had larger
knowledge than any new committee and
which could do its duty.
Dr. Fulton* of Philadelphia contended
that no action taken by the house could be
construed as discourteous by the Bishops.
They had come to a time when the Prot
estant Episcopal Church shall be and must
remain in full sympathy with the institu
tions of the people among which it is
called to labor— the people of the United
States. He favored reference to a spe
cial committee, and Dr. McVicar
was also in accord. Dean Hoffman
of New York, the spokesman of the
committee, was not opposed to the special
reference in view of the trend of the de
bate, but he had hoped, and still hoped,
that the house, before final adjournment,
would give some time and attention to the
provincial system of the church. He gave
notice that he would present this subject
in the form of a resolution to-morrow, and
then the house adjourned.
Bishop Davies of Michigan has issued a
call for a convention at Marquette on No
vember 14, to organize the newly created
diocese in Northern Michigan. The con
vention will choose the name "Marquette"
for the diocese.
The physician in attendance on ex-Gov
ernor Bullock of Georgia said this evening:
"His improvement for the past twenty
four hourq has been steady and the indica
tions to-night are very favorable. I look
for complete recovery by the end of the
Bishop Potter of New York was kept
busy to-day denying the slory of his ill
ness which was circulated among the dele
gates yesterday and published in the local
CLOSE OF THE COUSCIL.
Topic* of Importance Acted Upon by the
SYRACUSE, N. Y., Oct. 14.— The clos
ing session of the triennial council of the
Congregational Church was held here to
to-day. Resolutions denouncing the out
rages on citizens and missionaries in for
eign countries were adopted. A committee
of five on the lynching evil was appointed.
The report of the committee on marriage
and divorce was taKen up. The report
was presented by F. A. Noble of Illinois.
It recommended that the committee be
continued under The name of the com
mittee on family. Rev. Charles Caverno
of Colorado moved as a substitute to the
recommendation that they be instructed
to inquire into the scripture grounds for
divorce and continue under the same
name. The substitute was carried.
The report of the committee on Sabbath
observance was read by Rev. Linneus
Blakeslee of Topeka, Kans. All was
adopted except that part of the last clause
of the resolutions which rejoiced that one
of the political parties of the State had de
clared itself in favor of existing laws.
The committee on lynching thereupon
made its report. It deplored the preva
lence of that custom.
At the evening session Francis Clark de
livered an address on "The Youngest
Member of the Church Family." After
Mr. Clark's address Washington Gladden
made the report of the committee on capi
tal and lubor.
A resolution was then adopted thanking
the pastor of Plymouth Church and the
people of Syracuse for their hospitality.
On motion the council was adjourned sine
STORMS ON THE SEABOARD
Great Has Been the Damage on
Land and Out on the
It Is Feared That the Loss Among
the Atlantic Fishing Fleet
Will Be Heavy.
BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 14.-A terrible
storm has been rasing along the entire
northeastern Atlantic Coast during the past
week, and, for the first time, to-day shows
some signs of abating. The damage on
Jand has been very great, reports from all
over the country showing that the heavy
rain and the hurricane have destroyed
many thousands of dollars worth of prop
It is feared that tbe loss among the ship
ping fleet will be very great. At this time
of the year nearly all the fishing Meet is at
sea, as the regular fall hurricanes do not
come until next month, and as a conse
quence nearly all will be caught unpre
pared. What few vessels that have got
into'port tell of terrible weather and of
vessels which have been seen foundering
or discovered deserted on the high seas.
The steamer Catalonia, which arrived to
day, reports having rescued the crews of
over half 2. dozen vessels, while her whole
passage from the end of Cane Race to her
destination was marked with signs of ter
The rescued craws all bring in similar
tales of disaster, and it is feared that their
accounts are not overestimated.
AOr FOR A. THIRD PARTY.
Stand of ttte A. JP. A. in the Politics of
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 14.— The National
conference of the American Protective
Association met here at noon to-day. All
of the supreme officers and most of the
State presidents were in attendance, and
the hall wa3 packed. The object of the
meeting is to organize the National Advis
ory Board, which was appointed last year
at the Milwaukee meeting of the Supreme
Council, and to outline a plan of action
with regard to the next National cam
paign. After the conference was called to
order by President W. .7. H. Traynor of
Detroit, Mich., Mayor VValbrlage was in
troduced and made a welcoming address.
Other addresses followed and the confer
ence became executive.
At the afternoon session the work of the
credentials committee was ratified, and a
resolution passed congratulating the mem
ber? in Nashville, Tenn., upon their re
cent victory. Speaking of a proposed Na
tional political movement President Tray
nor said: "It is not our intention to form
a third party or independent movement.
All we want is recognition from the Na
tional political parties. The party that
recognizes us will get our support and the
one that ignores us will not. The ad
visory board, when organized, will event
ually appoint a committee to present our
principles to each party and demand rec
ognition. Ours is a representative body,
composed of all nationalities. Nationality
or creed is no bar to membership. Our or
ganization is working more openly now
than ever before, and if I had my way
about it all our sessions would be public.
We have nothing to hide. 1 '
H. P. Bowers of Clinton, la., founder of
the order, had this to say: "An ex-priest
or ex-nun invariably makes it a point to
attack the Catholic religion, and that is
not the purpose of our organization.
Everybody has a right to worship Al
mighty God according to the dictates of
his own conscience. We have no right to
object to the Catholic religion as a reli
gion. That would be inhuman and cruel.
What we do object to, and it applies to all
denominations, is the mixture of the
church and politics. We hold that a man
owes first allegiance to his adopted coun
try, and not to some foreign church au
FIVE iy TBItEJB JIOUHS.
And All the Babta Are Boys, Who Will
TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 14.— A special from
Delta, Ohio, says: Mrs. Joseph Langdon,
the wife of a farmer living near here, gave
birth to-day, within a space of three hours,
to five children, all of them males. News
of the .'Unique e vent reached here this
evening. The five children are apparently
fully developed, though frail speci
mens of humanity, and the attendant phy
sician believes that they will all live. Mrs.
Langdon has experienced no serious re
sults from the extraordinary accouche
ment. She is past 35 years and has three
other children. She weighs 140 pounds
and her husband 165.
Fatal Wreelc on a liailroad.
BRADFORD, Pa., Oct. 15.— A wreck oc
curred on the Buffalo division oi the
Western New York and Pennsylvania
Railroad at Eld red, Pa., at 1 o'clock this
morning. As a northbound freight train
was passing a switch the locomotive left
the rails, followed by eleven loaded cars.
Fireman Jesse Baxter of Buffalo was
caught under the engine and crushed to
death. Engineer Brockway and Brakeman
Hagmire were caught under the wreckage
and seriously injured.
Professor Phillip* Expired.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Oct. 14.-Professor
Alexander Phillips of the Pittsburg Acad
emy, who was injured in last night's street
car accident on the West End line, died to
night at the Homeopathic Hospital. Pro
fessor Phillips had a leg amputated and
he died from loss of blood. This makes
the number of deaths live.
Miner* Ready to Strike.
DES MOINES, lowa. Oct. 14.— At a
meeting here this afternoon 125 miners
declared for a raise of 10 cents per ton on
all coal mined within this district the in
crease to take effect Wednesday. Unless
the demand is acceded the men say they
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1895.
THE SUPREME COURT
AH the Surviving Jus
tices Present at the
CLEVELAND YET ABSENT.
So the August Tribunal Did
Not Adjourn to Greet
MR. HARMON WAS INTRODUCED.
Several Cases Dismissed From the
Docket by Agreement of
WASHINGTON, D. U., Oct. 14.— The
Supreme Court convened to-day for the
October term, 1895. All the suniving
Justices were present. The death of Jus
tice Jackson caused a slight re-arrange
ment of the sittings on the bench, Mr.
J ustice White taking the deceased Justices'
place at tiie extreme right of the Chief
justice. This brought together Justices
Gray, Brown and White. There was, as
usual, upon the opening day of the court a
large attendance of spectators, bat the
number of attorneys was scarcely greater
than on any motion day. This was due to
the expectation that the court would
transact no business beyond admitting new
members of the bar and then repair to the
White House t hat the members might pay
their respects to the chief executive.
The court, however, on assembling found
that President Cleveland was still absent
from the city, so that the ceremony of
calling upon him on the day of meeting
had to be omitted for the second time
during his Presidential tenure.
Among the prominent members of the
Supreme Court bar present were: Secre
tary of State Olney, who came to present
his successor as Attorney-General (Mr.
Harmon) to the court; Hon. Don M.
Dickinson, Colonel Henry M. Duffield
of Detroit; also the staff of the Attorney-
General's office, headed by Solicitor-
General Conrad and Hon. J. A. Tawney of
Minnesota. When the Justices had taken
their seats Chief Justice Fuller said:
"The court reassembles again saddened
by a vacant chair. Mr. Justice Jackson
died at Nashville, Tenn., on the Bth of
August last. This was followed by the de
parture of Mr. Jußtice Strong on the 19th
day of the same month, who during his
retirement had maintained his companion
ship with the members of the bench he
"It has been the immemorial usage for
the court on the first day of the term, or
the first day on which a quorum appeared,
to proceed in the transaction of no busi
ness, but to adjourn to await upon the
President of the United States. The
President is absent, and we shall follow
the course pursued last year, namely : To
dispose of such matters as may be properly
broueht before us. All motions not sub
mitted to-day may be brought on to
morrow and tue usual order of the call of
the docket will in that way be entered."
At the conclusion of the Chief Justices'
remarks Secretary Olney said: "I beg the
indulgence of the court for a moment to
present my successor in the office of Attor
ney-General of the United States— Judson
Chief Justice Fuller said, "The court
parts from the retiring officer with reirret
and is happy to welcome his successor."
A number of applicants were admitted
to the bar, and several motions submitted.
Then after a session of twenty-five min
utes the court adjourned for the day.
Among the motions presented in the
Supreme Court to-day was one by W. J.
Hendrick, Attorney-General of Kentucky,
to advance for an early hearing the case of
the State vs. the Louisville and Nashville
A number of cases were dismissed from
the docket either by agreement of counsel
or on motion of the appellants. Among
the more important of these were the fol
lowing: The State of Washington ex rel
the Columbia and Pnget Sound Railroad
Company vs. the Board of Harbor Line
Commissioners. This was one of the
several water-front cases which have been
appealed to the Supreme Court from the
Supreme Court of that State. The terms
of the agreement to dismiss are not pre
sented of record. The St. Louis and San
Francisco Railway Company vs. Lee and
Ryan, two cases involving the Arkansas
statute, regulating freight charges in that
State, was also dismissed. The question
presented was decided by the court at
its last term adversely to the railway
company, and it instructed its counsel
to dismiss the appeals.
7EKEZ UELASJBO VXDAWX DISP UTE
An Interesting Explanation by Etr-Min
HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 14.— William
L. Scruggs, ex-United States Minister to
Venezuela, visited this city to-night at the
request of the Yale faculty. He has just
returned from Venezuela and gives some
interesting facts regarding the boundary
question, concerning which there is so
much dispute at present. He says:
"In the present phase of the boundary
question between Venezuela and England
the real issue in quite simple. It is, in
brief, whether a European power shall be
permitted under the pretext of a boundary
dispute, which it refuses to settle, to dis
member an American republic in open
violation of public law and in contemptu
ous disregard of the principles of the Mon
roe doctrine. It has, therefore, ceased to
be a mere local affair. It is not only an
international question of great moment,
but one which directly affects the interest
of the United States. The grant which has
been unnecessarily brought into the dis
pute is understood to be a private contract
between the Venezuelan Government and
certain individuals, some of whom are
friends of the United States, and with
which foreign Governments can have no
Lieutenant Jiartnet Dead.
HIGHLAND FALLS. N. Y., Oct. 14.—
Lieutenant Albert M. Darmet, a brilliant
young army officer, died at West Point
yesterday, after a short illness, from re
mittent fever. He was buried in the post
cemetery this afternoon, with military
honors. Lieutenant Darmet was born in
Pennsylvania. He was appointed a cadet
from lowa and was graduated second in
the class of 1889.
Deficit in a Treasury.
OMAHA, Nkbb., Oct. 14.— Pour expert
accountants, who have been checking up
the books in the City Treasurer's office,
have found a deficit in addition to the
$10,000 shortage of ex-Treasurer Bolln of
$23,000. The finance committee of the
City Council have been seeking to keep
the matter dark until such time as the
evidence accumulated would be sufficient
to prove a case in court. The matter,
however, leaked out to-day, and the fact,
too, that strong suspicion rests upon ex-
Deputy Treasurer Coulter, who has re
cently disappeared and was last heard from
SETEX VICTIMS OF POISONIXO.
Guests at a Wedding Suffered From Eat
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 14.— is now deter
mined, that 6even of the victims of the
Sabula (Iowa) poisoning horror died and
some are still suffering from the deadly
trichinae infection. Dr. Ryder Le Count of
Rush Medical College has prepared speci
mens from the portions of the walls of the
intestines sent to Professor Haines for ex
amination.and has made a careful diagnosis
of the causes which led to the seven deaths
of the guests at the wedding of John W.
Taplin and Anna Gage on September 11.
Nearly eighty people have • been suffering
since the wedding feast. Dr. Le Count's
decision in the matter as to the cause of
the deaths and , infection settles beyond
doubt that the ham, hastily cooked for the
wedding supper, caused all the suffering.
A great number of people believed that it
was a case of malicious poisoning.
DECLARED FOB SILVER.
The White Metal Indorsed by the Farmers'
• Rational Congress.
ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 14.— The Farmers'
National Congress devoted much of its
time to-day to national finance and de
clared for the free coinage of silver at the
ratio of 16 to 1. The committee on resolu
tions had a dozen propositions, differing
very little, except in their wording, and
there was a. long debate, but without
leadersnip on either side.
The committee's report favored free
coinage of both metals at the present ratio,
Kuarded by an import duty upon foreign
coin. An effort was made to table the
report, but this was overwhelmingly voted
down. • : : i;.«si£
Nashville was selected as the next place
of meeting after a great fight for it by In
dianapolis Denver. ;; ; l;i : ,
PIRACY OF THE DANES
Two Cruisers Prey Upon Fish
ermen Off the Coast of
It Is Claimed That Vessels Are Ille
gally Held Until Large Fines
GLOUCESTER, Mass., Oct. 14,— 1f the
storieß brought in by incoming vessels are
true, there is a probability that in a very
short time the United States will be en
gaged iu diplomatic controversy with the
Danish Government. This year the fish
ermen have gone farther north, and from
an unexplainable reason the catchea on
the Grand Banks have been very small.
The run of tish off the Greenland coast has
been very large, and nearly all the fishing
vessels have made this their rendezvous
for the season.
As soon as this fact became known to
the Danish Government a cruiser was dis
patched to Ihe western coast of Greenland
with instructions to capture all vessels
breaking the law in regard to fishing
within the three-mile limit. A month ago
another cruiser was sent to the same spot
with instructions to assist the first, and
6ince that time, according to the stories of
returning fishing vessels, a system little
better than piracy has been carried on.
These cruisers have patrolled the whole
coast, and not finding any chance of caD
turine vessels breaking the law have now
taken to seizing any vessel whether she is
In neutral waters or not. No explanation
has been given to the captains, out the op
tion was given of paying a large fine or be
ing taken to Reikjavik. In a number of
cases tne line has been paid, but it is
claimed that a large number of vessels
which have been thought to have been lost
are being retained by the Danish Govern
ment, and that tha crews are being held
as prisoners until the fines are paid.
Captain William Baker, who had taken
his vessel to fish off the coast, was one of
those who suffered, and to-day sent a re
port of the outrages to the Navy Depart
ment. He claims that his vessel was cap
tured and taken to Iceland along with him
self and crew, and not until he had paid a
large fine was he allowed to depart. He
further states tnat the captains of the two
cruisers are undoubtedly carrying on a sys
tem of piracy unknown to the home Gov
ernment at Copenhagen, as according to
the neutrality laws such action is liable to
The Navy Department wiil inquire into
the matter at once, and for that purpose
United State% Inspector Hannon left for
Halifax to-dav to make an investigation.
SULLIVAN SCORES COKBETT.
John Declare* That He la Not a Friend
of the Champion.
NEW YORK, N. Y., Oct. 14.-Ful!y 2000
persons were present at the Hudson
County Athletic Ciub, Oakland Rink, Jer
sey Cit}', to-night, the occasion being a
boxing entertainment to a benefit to John
L. Sullivan. The big fellow met with a
great reception and had a hard time get
ting back to the dressing-room after his
set-to with Paddy Ryan. The ex-cham
pion made his usual speech, in the course
of which he said:
"I never went to newspaper offices to put
up my money, and I fought every one that
came along of every nationality. I was
twelve years in the ring and was never
beaten but once. I wish the present cham
pion every success, but without beating
about the bush, and to come straight out,
I say right here I am no friend of his."
The first, portion of hi9 "speech" was
loudJy apolauded, but a perceptible cool
ness marked the closing remarks and the
ex-chaniplon was pretty generally ad
versely commented upon.
CZAR A. DOTY BATES DEAD.
She Was a Talented Writer and a friend
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 14.— Clara Doty
Bates, the well-known authoress and
writer of children's Btories, died this morn
ing at the Newberry flats. She was given
up by the attending physician several
Mrs. Bates' publications are as follows:
"JEsops 1 Fables in Verse," "Hearts Con
tent," a story of child life; "From Hearts
Content," a volume of poems. For many
years she contributed to juvenile publica
tions. She was identified in every manner
of Christian work in this city. She took
a zealous interest in the children's build
ing at the World's Fair ana was Hostess in
that building during a period of the fair.
Wreck of a Passenger Train.
ELKHORN, W. Va., Oct. 14.— A passen
ger train between Bluefield and Renova,
on the Norfolk Western Railway, was
wrecked this morning. The baggage and
mail cars and second-class coaches were
thrown from the track and ditched. Sev
enty-six passengers were in Ihe derailed
cars, and all wtre more or less injured, but
noiie fatally. All the wounded were taken
to Pocahontas for medical aid. A broken
frog caused the wreck.
PURITY THEIR PLEA.
Noted Men and Women
Meet to Urge Mo
AIM OF THE ALLIANCE.
Nearly Three Hundred Dele
gates Attend an Interesting
MANY SOCIETIES REPRESENTED.
Far-Reaching Results for Reform
Predicted by Mrs. Alice
BALTIMORE, Me, Oct. 14.— With tbe
exception of an international gathering at
Chicago while the World's Fair was in
progress, the first National assembly in
America for the discussion of purity and
moral questions opened here to-night.
Some of the men and women who are to
take part in the congress have National
Aaron Macy Powell, who has been a re
former all his life, called the meeting to
The American Purity Alliance in its
present form was incorporated under the
laws of New York State a few months ago
for the purpose of fighting a bill to reeu
late vice, which was before the Albany
Legislature. Being successful therein the
membership was increased and now in
cludes persons actively interested in purity
in many States.
The specific objects of the alliance are
stated to be the repression of vice, the pre
vention of its regulation by the State, the
better protection of the young, the rescue
of the fallen, the extension of the White
Cross among men and to maintain the law
of purity as equally binding upon men and
Between 200 and 300 delegates gathered
in the Friends' meeting-house, on Park
arenue, to-night to take part in the con
gress, which will continue to-morrow and
Wednesday. All Social Purity associa
tions, White Cross leagues, Woman's
Christian Temperance Union, Young
Men's Christian associations, Epworth
League, Christian Endeavor societies and
other bodies and organizations were repre
sented. The congress includes many of
the same women who will attend the na
tional convention of the W. C. T. U.,
which will begin Friday.
After devotional exercises the congress
was formally opened by President Aaron
Joshua Levering, president of the Balti
more Y. M. C. A. and gubernatorial nomi
nee on thß Prohibition ticket, welcomed
the delegates on behalf of the Y. M. C. A.
Mrs. Alice Robinson, president of the
local W. C. T. U., in welcoming the dele
gates said that the congress was great in
the reform it contemplated, and predicted
far-reaching results for the work that was
to be performed in a quiet way.
Rev. Dr. W. T. Sabine of New York re
sponded to the addresses of welcome.
Rev. 8. H. Virdin, D.D., of New York
read a paper on the religious aspects of the
The congress adjourned at 10 o'clock
SUGAR BOUNTY CLAIMS.
No Further Action to Se Taken Until
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 14.— 1t is
understood tnat tio f urthe* action will be
taken by the parties interested in the pay
ment of the sugar bounty until Congress
meets. Secretary Carlisle has promised to
hear arguments why he should not send
the case, under Comptroller Bowler's deci
sion, to the United States Court of Claims,
but neither Senator Manderson nor any
others of those interested has so far availed
himself of this proffer and, it is said, will
not do so. In the meantime, with the
matter still up in the treasury, Congress
will assemble and then an effort will be
made to have Congress pass an appropria
tion of $5,000,000 to pay the sugar bounty,
coupled with a provision that the Comp
troller shall not have jurisdiction to pass
upon the constitutionality of the law.
Thny Cause tho City Attorney of JPitte
burg to Resign. . .
PITTSBURG, Pa., Oct. 18.— The finance
committee of Pittsburgh . Council met at
10:30 o'clock this morning to hear the re
port, of : the gub-committee concerning the
investigation of the City Attorney's office,
which has been in progress for several
| days. The report of the sub-committee
wa3 very long, covering in -detail numer
ous discrepancies. .
Under the fire of the investigation into
his official conduct W. C. Moreland, City
Attorney, resigned, his letter to that ef
fect being accepted by the finance com
mittee of the Pittsburg Counoil. The
committee immediately elected Clarence
Burleigh, ex-District Attorney, to the of
fice thus vacated. . . ." :i
Pacific Coast Pension c.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 14.—Pen
sions have been granted as follows:
California— Reissue : Hugh A. Gorley,
San Rafael; Adolph Hoppe, San Fran
cisco; Isaac Killum Hall, alias Isaac Kel
lum, North Temescal; Joseph Freby,
Long Beach ; Henry Wigmore, Bridsdale.
Oregon — Original: Francis F. Brate,
Pendleton; Leonard A. Lewis. Linville.
Reissue— George A. Patrick, Clifford.
Original widow — Mary Weaver, St
Washington— Reissue: Harlan P. Dow,
Street Railway Employes.
DETROIT, Mich., Oct. 14.— The annual
convention of the Amalgamated Associa
tion of Street Railway Employes of Amer
ica opened here to-day, a fair representa
tion of delegates being present. Presi
dent W. D. Mahon, in his annual address,
strongly urged the adoption of a new con
stitution and outlined some of the features
it should contain. The convention will be
in session four days.
fire in Muir Tunnel.
HELENA, Mont., Oct. 14.— The fire
which started in the Muir tunnel on the
Northern Pacific a month ago is burning
almost as furiously as ever. Efforts to
smother the flames by sealing the tunnel
and also with steam have been unsuccess
ful. Trains are being transferred over the
new track recently constructed over the
mountains. The damage is very heavy.
Cathier Farrttr Arrested.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Octl4.—
Fred W. Farrar, the alleged defaulting
cashier of the Perry (Oklahoma) Bank, was
arrested here this morning on a telegram
from Sheriff Hansen of that city, who is
now on his way to Colorado Springs with
requisition papers. Farrar has engaged
lawyers and will try to secure his release
on a writ of habeas corpus. Farrar claims
that'he resigned his position as cashier on
September 10 last ana the bank was all
right then, but became insolvent soon
DEFEATED AT SAJS'TA BITA.
Cuban Insurgents Said to Have Seen
Routed by Spaniards.
MADRID, Spain, Oct. 14.— A dispatch
from Havana says that the rebels have
been defeated at Santa Rita and Limara
rito with the loss of several killed.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 14.-During
the past week a call has been quietly cir
culated among the citizens of Washington
for a mass-meeting of those who sympa
thize with struggling Cuba. Over 100 sig
natures of prominent citizens, including
university professors, ex-officers of the
United States Government and many
leading merchants, have been affixed to
the call. It is expected that the meeting
will be held on the 31st in Metzerott
Music Hall, which has been tendered for
NEW YORK, N. Y., Oct. 14.—Passen
gers arriving by the steamer Yumuri
from Havana to-day sav that the rebellion
is spreading westward. Three bands of
insurgents have appeared in districts
which have hitherto been quiet. One
party of 200 men, half of whom were said
to be Spaniards, rose in the vicinity of
Batatsno, twenty-five miles from Havana
and the southern terminus of the railroad
which runs across the island from Havana.
Another party has risen in Melena del
Sur. It has 300 men, and the third party
is at Ybarra, the place where the rebellion
first broke out, and where quiet Was re
stored last February. In the last party
there were 150 men. The news of these
risings has caused some excitement in Ha
vana. It is also reported that Maximo
Gomez has left 2500 men in Camaguey,
and with 2000 men is marching toward
JSXOnUS OF CAKADIAXS.
Quebec Alarmed at the Hush to the
OTTAWA, Ont., Oct. 14.— The exodus
of Canadians from Canada to the United
States and the enormous depletion of pop
ulation through that channel is one of tne
strong cards the Liberal party is at present
using against the Government. The
exodus from Quebec Province is beginning
to assume alarming proportions. Within
the last few weeks a large number of fami
lies have left Quebec City and the county
of Lewis for the United States, and reports
from Arthakesville state that scarcely a
week passes that from forty to fifty per
sons from that district do not take their
departure from that district for the Ameri
can side. Letters from the North Shore
report an exceedingly bad season's fishing,
with every prospect of great distress on
the coast this winter and an almost whole
sale exodus of the population to the
BOMBARDED AX AIiAMAX TOWX.
Two British Warship* Said to Have De
BERLIN, Gebmant, Oct. The corre
spondent of the Cologne Gazette at Con
stantinople telegraphs that information
has been received, there that two British
warships have bombarded and destroyed
the town of Zaraba, Arabia, on the penin
sula of Katara, in the Persian Gulf. The
cause of the bombardment is not known.
LONDON, Eng., Oct. 14.— The Govern
ment has received no information that
British warships have bombarded Zabara,
as reported by the Constantinople corre
spondent of the Cologne Gazette. It is
assumed here that if the report is true, the
fifing on the town was connected with the
Arabs attempting to seize the island of
Bahrein. The warships Sphinx and Pigeon
some time ago shelled several Arab'dhows,
which were making a descent on the trail,
after which there was peace.
BLAMES THE AKJUEJfIAXS.
Report of the Turk* on the Rioting at
CONSTANTINOPLE, Tcbkky, Oct. 14.—
The Government has issued an account of
the recent rioting at Trebizond. It traces
the origin of the trouble to the two
Armenians who fired at and wounded the
commandant of tne Turkish troops. Two
days later an Armenian wounded a soldier
on the street and the disorders then be
gan, but were suppressed. Four days
afterward a number of Armenians attacked
a group of Mussulmans, and fired on the
police, who intervened to protect the Mus
sulmans. Then followed the rioting, dur
ing wnich forty Mussulmans' and 200 Ar
menians were killed.
LOSS OF TWELVE LIVES.
JUsastrous Result of a Collision Between
Two Ocean Vessels.
LONDON, Esq., Oct. 14. — A collision,
resulting in the loss of twelve lives, has
occurred off Dudgeon. The steamer Emma,
bound from Rotterdam for Boness, ran
into and sank the French bark Pacitique,
from Shields for Valparaiso. The bark
foundered so quickly after being struck
that she took down with her her captain,
pilot and three of the crew. The Emma
rescued the others and lanaed them at
JVbrwrtx/'* Xew Cabinet.
CHRISTIANIA, Norway, October 14.—
The new Norwegian Cabinet will be made
np as follows: Hagerup, Premier; Sver
drup. Minister of Worship; Kildal, Minis
ter of Finance; Engelhart, Minister of the
Interior- Nielson, Minister of Public
Works; Olssen, Minister of National De
fense. Gram, Haugland and Smedal will
form the delegation to the State Council at
Russia and France.
PARIS, France, Oct. 14.— The Gaulois
asserts that while in Paris Prince Lobanoff
Rostovsky, Russian Minister of Foreign
Affairs, signed another convention be
tween Russia and France, pledging Rus
sia to intervene forcibly against other
powers than those composing the "Drei
bund," in the event of their attacking
France. This practically binds Russia to
assist France against any attacking power
A Steam Barge Ashore.
TORONTO, Ontario, Oct. 14.-News has
been received here that the steam barge
Dominion, which has been carrying
lumber from Michigan and the North
bhore and trading generally between
Buffalo, Tonawanda and Canadian ports
is ashore at Michaels Bay. Manitoulin
Island. Nothing is known as to the
safety of her crew of twelve sailors and
Gladstone Had a Chill.
LONDON, Eng., Oct. 14.— 1n its issue to
morrow the Daily News will say that Mr.
Gladstone had a chill Saturday, but that
he is now progressing toward recovery.
Is the foundation of health. The way to
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Hood's Pills cure all Liver Ills. 25 centa.
"SADDEST OF THE YEAR"
But Fall Days Need Not Be Sad If
People Will Not M»ke Them So.
The fall days are rapidly passing, and before
long winter will be upon us. Now is the time
to consider whether we are prepared to with-
stand the dangers to which we must be exposed
during the coming season. Even perfectly
healthy people feel the change from summer
heat to the coolness of full and early winter.
There is malaria in the atmosphere and few
people can escape its enervating effects. Under
these circumstances something is needed to
quicken the pulse, drive out the germs of dis-
ease, restore the jaded faculties and promote
the general health. For tliis purpose nothing
has ever equaled Duffy's Pure Malt Whisky,
which is indorsed and recommended by the
best physicians in the land. Thousand* of men
and women who owe their health and strength
to this splendid preparation have testified to
its remarkable effects. Among the number ia
Mrs. Mary West, 830 Elmond avenue. Buffalo,
N Y who says: "I have been usiug Duffy's
Pure Malt Whisky for a long time. It has done
me so much good, giving me increased appetite
which I lost through severe sickness."
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itself. It proves that Duffy's Pure Malt answers
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this reason insist on getting Duffy's Pure Malt
Whisky when you »sk for it and do not l«t your
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There is nothing that can take its place.
] The real difference in upholstery is not
on the surface — not as a rule visible to the
naked eye. Good upholstery differs from
the poor Kind in its interior construction —
those who make it know.
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Carpets . Rugs . Mattings
(N. P. Cole & Co.)
117-123 Geary Street
djjP^JM to* [ Cts. Per Can.
Colima Baking Powder.
f.v-. Colima Pare Spices.
As Inducement to test COLIMA'S SU-
PERIORITY, Valuable Presents given
FREE with each can. 100 varieties to
chooso from. We mention a few :
1 Glass Butter Dish, 1 Glass Sugar Bowl, 6 .
Preserve Dishes, 1 Decorated Thin China
Cup and Saucer, 1 decorated Salad jJlah, 1
Cup and t-nucer (assorted decorations), 1
Thin China Oatmeal Bowl. 1 Cream Pitcher.
Gold Decorated Cup, Saucer and Plate, Dec-
orated set of 3 Water Goblets, Syrup "
Pitcher, Vegetable Dish, 1 Glass Berry Dish,
1 Majolica Pitcher, 1 Covered Paucepan, 1
Coffee Pot (2 qt.), Oatmeal Set of 3 pieces,
set of 3 Table Tumblers, 1 Dish Kettle (B
qts). Lots of others at our storjs.
Great Aierican Importina; Tea Co.
'617 Kenrny street,
140 Ninth street,
905 aiarket street.
1 4O Sixth street,
1419 Polk street,
521 Montgomery ave.
f ltv StniMS J 333 Ila y«"» street, vt.4
Vll) OLUH2>. ."S 218 Third street,
2008 Flllmore street,
3006 Sixteenth street,
104 Second street,
2510 Mission street,
.VJ Market street: " ' •* -
3239 Mission street,
1053 Washington st.,
AaLlind ) 917 Broadway,
VilrUullU. i 131 San Pablo ave.,
I CIO E. Twelfth st. / .
AldlllCUdi j avenue.
100 Stores and Agencies in operation.
A Big Saving for Housekeeprs.
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