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VOLUME LXXVIII.-NO. 138.
FOR A NOBLE CAUSE
Earnest Women Talk at
the National Purity
advocacy of morality.
Mrs. Julia Ward Howe Tells
How Families Are the
Wealth cf States.
REDEMPTION OF THE FALLEN.
Mrs. Charton Edholm, Miss Wil
lard and mrs. whitenet
Speak of Great Evils.
BALTIMORE. Md.. Oct. 15.— Motherly
looking women with gray hairs and earnest
faces were largely in evidence at the second
day's session of the National Purity Con
gress. Amona them who have devoted
years to aiding and comforting the more
unfortunate sisters who have given way to
human weakness and become outcasts
were scattered a number of laymen and
clergymen who, too, have identified them
selves with the work. The reputation of
these men and women drew a. crowd of
spectators to this morning's session, which
began with the reading of a paper by Rev.
W. T. Sabine, D.D., of New York, on ".So
cial Vice and National Decay.' 1 Mrs.
Julia Ward Howe, who was to have made
an address to-day on "Moral Equity Be
tween the ibexes," was not able to be pres
ent, but her paper was read by President
Powell. In it Mrs. Howe said:
"The relations of sex are either the crown
of society or its ruin ; they either build the
state up on a sound and true foundation,
<>r they set up fantastic structures upon
quictcsand, which speedily become yawn
ing clia^nis of loss and misery. Families
are the wealth of states, and the ideal fam
ily life is one which we Americans espe
cially need to cultivate. Let the romance
of our youths look forward to married life
on a plan of mutual dignity and equality.
In my view the sense of equality is a most
important condition in marriage, and the
surest guarantee of its soundness. Do
what you will, inferiority of ability will
involve as its sequence inferiority of moral
responsibility. The interests committed
to the keeping of women are too momentous
to be intrusted by any man to his in
"Philosophy and poetry in our days
have sometimes appeared as apologists of
an evil which has come to us from the
barbarous past, but which has no apology
in the civilized present. The entertain
ment of the old, unequal hypothesis of
morality has often seemed to me like the
building of an arch in which one side
should be sound in strength while the
other side should be built of unknown
material. For one side you fit and smooth
the stone carefully ; for the other you take
such material as comes to hand, how
will such an arch stand? But if we
bestow equal care upon the two sides of
the arch then the keystone, duty, will fit
in and our social fabric will stand so firmly
that countless generations shall not cause
it to move or fall.
Mrs. Charton Edholm, superintendent
of press of the World's Women's Christian
Temperance Union, was listened to with
rapt attention as she delivered an eloquent
address on "Traffic in Girls and Florence
Crittenton Missions." She told of the
horrors suffered by thousands of young
cirls lured into the haunts of infamy.
She described her experiences in many
cities and delineated the work of rescuing
Mrs. Edholm asserted that of the 230,000
erring girls in the country, over half of
them have been scared and bought and
sold into their lives of shame.
"Their average life is rive years," she
added. "Forty-six thousand are carted
out to the potter's field every j'ear. Over
100 American homes have to be desolated
every day to recruit the ranks of shame.
Isn't it time somebody was saving these
girls? Twenty million Christians can res
cue 230,000 erring girls, or surely the reli
gion of the Lord Jesus Christ is a failure.
''The cursed winerooms are sending
more girls to hell than anything else. Just
as long as we have the traffic in drink we
will have the traffic in girls. Don't you
think it is time we were leaving our fancy
work and the making of pies and cakes and
try to save our boys and girls? It comes
home to you fathers, too. It will be no ex
cuse when you are asked what you did to
keep your boy out of the saloons to reply
that America should have free trade, and
that in talking for that you did not have
time to protect your offspring."
The feature of the session of the congress
was the appearance and address of Miss
Francis E. Willard, the famous leader of
the W. C. T. U. of America. She was re
ceived with applause and the Chautauqua
salute. The order of business was sus
pended and she was invited to address the
congress. In the course of her remarks
Mi>s Willard said she had read accounts
of last night's meeting and thought of
what good and pure things the purity alli
ance was spreading out for all to read.
"We dare now to tell what we are think
ing. The bringing out of ideas and put
ting them all in a common stock that will
build up a stalwart cause will win for your
society and movement universal good will.
We did not dare to speak of these things
once. It is just ten years since I first felt
I could mildly say something about it.
The chivalry of one man, William T.
i^toad of England, did much to aid us in
Miss Willard then gave a brief story of
the work accomplished by the W. C. T. U.
and cited the fact that there are to-day 471
colleges and universities wbich admit and
only about forty which exclude women.
This was pointed out as one indication of
the broadening of the views so necessary
for education and purification. The
bicycle, Miss Willard said, is one of the
greatest allies of social purity. She rode
one in England. In Chicago saloon-keep
eis and theatrical managers are cursing
the bicycle because the young folks are
riding out in the country and not patroniz
ing their resorts.
Mrs. William Whitnet of the National
The San Francisco Call.
Scientific Family Culture Institute of Bos
ton read a paper by Helen H. Gardener of
Boston on "Heredity and Ethics." After
reading Mrs. Gardener's paper, Mrs. Whit
net made an address, "The Relation of the
Sexes," which, she said, began with child
hood. Children should, she said, be
educated in a proper way and taught the
differences between the sexes in .school,
and not be stopped in their study of
anatomy just at that point which is of the
most vital importance. We should have
no more of this false modesty, but we
should work upon this subject openhanded
and face to face.
Mrs. Dor Webb, superintendent of the
Ohio social department of the W. C. T. U.,
read an interesting paper. In the absence
of Samuel C. Blacfcwell of Is'ew Ycrk, his
wife, Kev. Antoinette Brown Blackwell,
read his paper on "The Municipality and
RALPH STEVENS' MANY MISDEEDS.
Dr. Nannie, His Wife. Wants a Divorce
Because He Would Neither Cook Nor
Attend The Baby.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Oct. 15.— The di
vorce suit of Dr. Nannie A. Stevens against
Ralph Stevens went to trial this forenoon
in Judge Scarrit's court. Her husband
lives in "Wichita, Kans., and she lived
there with him and practiced medicine
there till two years ago, when she brought
her children to Kansas City and opened
an office here. Dr. Stevens, when she
lived in Kansas, was a prominent member
of the Women's Federation, which works
for the advancement of women along
many lines that have heretofore been
monopolized. On the witness-stand she
gave as an instance of his rough conduct
toward her that he refused to put the baby
to sleep or cook her meals. Trie husband
will be heard to-morrow.
TIGER BILL NOT TRAPPED
Judge Campbell Proved Too
Vigilant for His Enemies
Arrest of Who Plotted to Have
the Assistant Attorney-Gen
WICHITA, Kahb., Oct. 15.— The whole
town is lauarhing over the discovery and
defeat of an attempt of the enemies of
Tiger Bill, otherwise Judge W. P. Camp
bell, Assistant Attorney-General for Wich
ita, to entice that gentleman into a house
of questionable repute that the count}'
officers might arrest him for the violation
of the very laws with whose enforcement
he is charged. Campbell is leading the
reform forces in their endeavor to wipe out
the joints and disorderly houses of Wichita,
and, though unsuccessful in securing con
victions, he has succeeded in bringing
down upon himself the intense hatred of
that faction of all parties, known as the
Kecently a scheme was concocted to
compass his downfall by the connivance
of a pretty woman, who came to him in
the guise of a divorce client. It has since
developed that she received $50 as her fee
for blackmailing the Assistant Attorney
General. She practiced her wiles upon
him, and he, divining her purpose, en
couraged the play in order to iind out who
was behind the scheme. She proposed
that Campbell should meet her in Kansas
City, but her supposed victim was sly and
would not go. Then she arranged for a
meeting at a House on South Main street
between 10 and 11 o'clock last night. The
Assistant Attorney-General went home in
stead, but informed Chief of Police Charles
Burrows of the plot, and the Chief, with
an escort of detectives, secreted themselves
near the house until the appointed hour.
Soon ex-Chief of Police Park Massey, Con
stable Voss and James Gillespie, a mer
chant, appeared, and while they were in
hiding awaiting the expected arrival of
Tiger Bill the Chief of Police and his men
swooped down upon them. There were
embarrassing attempts at explanation on
the part of the men who were on the
watch for the Assistant Attorney-General,
and to-day the details of the entire plot
TUB BATTLE-SHIP ISBIAXA.
Bring I'ut in Proper Shape for the Offi
cial Trial Trip.
BOSTON. Mass., Oct. 15.-The battle
ship Indiana, the latest addition to the
United States navy, which left the Dela
ware Monday morning, passed by the sig
nal station at Highland Light, Cape Cod,
at 4:10 o'clock this evening, going at a
good clip. She anchored below Boston
Light about 8 o'clock this evening and was
met by the tugboat Kate Jones, which had
been chartered by the Cramps to act as a
tender while the Indiana is in these waters.
To-morrow morning she will pass into
President Roads, where her machinery
and boilers will be thoroughly cleaned and
put in readiness for her trial trip.
Aftermath of t raker's Fraud*.
LIBERTY, Mo., Oct. 15.-Nothing is
being done at present between Judge J. E.
Lincoln, executor of the Fraker will, and
the insurance companies. It is under
stood that the companies are having some
trouble among themselves as to pro- rating
the expenses of litigation and capture of
Fraker. Judge Lincoln says that he does
not believe that any of the money could be
recovered legally. He argues that had it
been discovered beyond doubt after the
money was paid that Fraker was dead the
$40,000 or full amount of the insurance
money could not have been collected, so he
says it is reasonable to hoid that none of it
could be recovered now that Fraker is
known to be alive.
Free Silver and Hard-Money Democrat*.
LINCOLN, Nebr.. Oct. 15.— The Su
preme Court to-day decided that free-sil
ver Democrats could not bring an injunc
tion suit to prevent the hard-money Dem
qcratic candidates from appearing on the
official ballot, Justice Post intimating that
mandamus proceedings would be the
proper course, the Supreme Court not be
ing a court of original jurisdiction. Action
was thereupon begun in the District Court,
from which, in any event, the case will be
appealed. Leading lawyers of the State
are to argue on either side.
Ex-Priest Wagner Arraigned.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Oct. 15.— Dominick
Wagner, the ex-priest, was arraigned in
the Criminal Court to-day, but on applica
tion of his attorney the case was con
tinued until the November term, at which
he will be tried on the charge of embezzle
mentj andfcpossibly of kidnaping. No
mention was made of bail, as Wagner does
not desire to be released, but will remain
in jail pending trial.
SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 16, 1895.
WON BY INSURGENTS
Defeat of the Spanish in
great loss sustained.
Of the Troops Sent Against
Natives One Thousand
on the mountain of mogote
That Historic Place Again the
Scene of Fighting and Great
BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 15.— A dispatch to
a morning paper brings intelligence of two
big battles which were fought recently be
tween the insurgents and Spaniards in
Cuba. The battle descriDed was fought at
Las Varas on September 23. It lasted
from 7 o'clock in the morning until noon.
Before daybreak scouts brought in a re
port that a Spanish column, number
ing 1000 men, was advancing toward
Manacas .Tobosi. The insurgent scouts
had ambushed the vanguard, con
sisting of about 100 men, and their
shots had been returned by the regular
troops. The scouts then fell back toward
Balla de Sijago. where more shots were ex
changed. The order for an attack was at
once given by General Roloff, who was ac
companied by his personal force of 800
men. Second Lieutenant Jamines, for
merly a member of the Twelfth Regiment,
N. G. S. N. Y., with thirty infantry sol
diers, formed an ambush in the Monacus
woods, through which the Spanish soldiers
must pass. On their arrival in
the woods a hot lire was opened
on them. One hundred and twenty
four men were lost by ihe Spanish forces,
kiljed and wounded. The Cubans lost six
killed and twenty-seven wounded. Among
the wounded was General Seralin Sanchez,
who received a bullet in the arm. Three
other Cuban officers were also wounded,
one mortally. Among the Spanish
wounded was a colonel, who was carried
off by his men.
The second dispatch says: An impor
tant engagement on October 4 near Gibara
was also reported by letter to the Cuban
Junta by Second Lieutenant William G.
Clapp, an American volunteer from Flor
ida, serving under Brigadier Miro in the
Holquin district. Two hundred and fifty
prisoners were taken by the Cubans and
there were over 400 bodies along the line
of retreat. Desertions made the Spanish
loss 1000 men. The Cubans lost 100 killed
and 150 wounded.
SANTIAGO DK CUBA, Cuba, Oct. 3,
via Key West, Fla., Oct. 15. — The famous
Mountain of Mogote, one of the highest of
this disfict, was the scene of a heavy
battle on the 2d inst., and one more vic
tory for the insurgents. The Mogote is
forty-five miles northeast of this city and
a point where many battles were fought
during the ten years' war. The rebels,
learning that the Spanish generals. Garcia
and Lineras, were on their way to that
place, placed themselves in good position
for the attack.
The combined Spanish column, 2600
strong, opened the attack from their van
guard. Antonio Maceo, with 800 men,
returned the fire, and after a severe battle
of five hours he defeated the Spaniards,
who were obliged to retire, leaving five
chiefs and officers killed, ten officers
wounded and '380 soldiers killed and
The rebels are really fighting like heroes
as they begin to be short of ammunition.
During the last few days the insurgents
have made splendid camps in Sabena Mir
anda, Mogote and La Grande Piedra, the
second and last of these being natural
fortresses almost inaccessible.
Sabena Miranda is situated about
twelve miles from San Luis, the terminus
of the American Railroud. Mogote, as
said, is forty-five miles northeast of San
tiago, and La Grande Piedra six miles from
the American Mining Company, Jurugua,
situated on the south coast of Cuba.
The rebels have isolated the towns of
San Luis Paloma and Salina, situated
twenty-four and thirty miles respectively
from Santiago, by setting fire
to a bridge between the towns.
A boat of the Spanish man-of
war Nueva Espania with an officer and ten
sailors while passing near the Baconao
River, about thirty-five miles from Santi
ago, on the south coast of the island, was
tired on by a band of insurgents who were
on the coast making salt. The boat re
turned the fire while the man-of-war fired
six bombshells to protect the landing of
the men. The rebels left the place and no
one was wounded on either side.
Yellow fever still continues very bad
here among the Spaniards. The enthusi
asm is very great among the Cubans, and
many young men go to the field almost
daily. The women are more enthusiastic
than the men, if possible.
Support Cuba's Cause.
NEW YORK, N. Y., Oct. 16.-The Her
ald's special cable from Buenos Ayres
News comes from Rio de Janeiro that a
large meeting has been held there to en
courage the Cuban revolutionists. The
meeting was unanimously in favor of pre
paring a petition to all South American
Governments to grant belligerent rights to
SESSIOX OF SWITCHMEX.
Opening of the Annual Convention of the
Union of Xorth An erica.
OMAHA, Nebr.. Oct. 15.— The Switch
men's Union of North America opened its
annual convention this morning at the
Young Men's Christian Association build
ing. Its session was held with closed doors.
Grand Master Sweeney presided, and the
time was taken up with the reports of
The report of Grand Secretary and Treas
urer Doherty showed the financial condi
tion of the union to be first class. Grand
Organizer and Instructor Tibbitts made a
report showing that while only nine lodges
were reported at the meeting in Kansas
City last year, ninety-rive are reported at
tiu- present session. The union in its pres
ent shape is a reorganization of the old
union, and this is the tirst meeting held by
the new organization. The regular com
mittees were appointed at the afternoon
meeting, and the meeting adjourned until
to-morrow to allow them time to report.
MURDER OF THE MISSIONARIES.
One Who Recently Escaped the Chinese
Atrocities Tells of the State of Af
fairs in the Orient.
BOSTON, Mas?., Oct. 15.— Rev. Robert
Parker, one of the missionaries who es
caped the Chinese atrocities a short time
ago, lectured before a large audience in
Union Hall this evening. The meeting
was held under the auspices of the Ameri
can Board ofc Foreign Missions. Speaking
of the recent riots, he said:
"The civilized world at large does not
beein to comprehend the terrible nature of
the atrocities committed. While time is
being given up continually to discussion
of the Armenian question, hundreds of
Christian men and women are being tor
tured and killed every year.
"These Chinese riots are not the spon
taneous outbursts of a moment. They
have been going on in a similar manner
ever since the missionary movement began
in China. Each year there is a large num
ber of Christians killed, concerning which
no accounts are ever published. It is only
by a great show of force that these atroci
ties^ can be stopped. Great Britain has
taken the initiative, now let other nations
MUCH FRUIT GOING TO WASTE.
Millions of Bushels Along the Ohio River
Cannot Be Transported and Is
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Oct. 15.— Millions
of bushels of fruit are going to waste along
the Ohio River because of the close of nav
igation. Between this city and Evansville
150,000 barrels of apples alone, to .say
nothing of potatoes and other articles of
produce, will be lost by decay. At the
little port of Amsterdam, Ind., 2000 bar
rels of apples have been lying on the wharf
two weeks awaiting sha>ment.
The river is lower nmr than it has been
since 18ti0. The continued drought in Cen
tral Kentucky is interfering considerably
with the distilleries. ?All creeks are low
and the water supply ii very low.
MILWAUKEE TO CELEBRATE
Fifty Years Ago the City Was
Incorporated With Seven
Now It Has a Population of aQuarter
of a Million and Prosperity Is
MILWAUKEE. Wis., Oct. la.— When
the good Solomon Jar »a,u founded the
town of Milwaukee he little suepected that
Solomon Juneau, the Founder of Mil
within the century the hamlet would blos
som forth into a city of great importance,
with a population of a quarter of a mil
In 1845 the town became a city, with
7000 inhabitants, and was incorporated.
Fifty years of unceasing prosperity will
now be duly celebrated by the citizens of
Milwaukee". Invitations to attend the
semi-centennial celebration to be held dur-
City Hall, Milwaukee.
ing the next two days have been sent
forth, and some of the most prominent
men in the Union will be in attendance.
The city is therefore in holiday attire
and the fiftieth anniversary of the incor
poration will be an event long remem
bered in the history of Wisconsin.
The committees having charge of the
celebration are composed of men whose
names alone guarantee the success of the
two days ' festivities.
Colored Children Kept Out.
PERRY, O. T., Oct. 15.— A1l the colored
children, accompanied by their parents,
went to the white schools to-day and de
manded admittance, but Superintendent J.
W. Augustine ordered them to their own
schoolrooms. The president of the School
Board was served with a mandamus peti
tion and the case was set for hearing No
ARMENIANS IN DANGER
Turkish Officials Fail to
Keep the Promise of
further attacks made
Forty-Six Slain by a Moslem
Mob and a Large Num
embassadors take action.
An Agreement Submitted to the
Sultan to Be Followed by
LONDON", Eng., Oct. 15.— The Daily
News to-morrow will print a dispatch
from Constantinople sayir.g that the agita
tion there has been renewed, owing to the
neglect of the Turkish officials to fulfill
their promise of security given to the
Armenian refugees when they left the
Another attack was made on Kassim
Pasha and other Armenians on the 12th
Inst., when four were killed and a number
wounded. It is alleged that the police re
fused to interfere. Details have been re
ceived of an attack on Armenians by a
Moslem mob at Akkishar on t,he 9th inst.
Forty-six Armenians were killed and a
large number wounded.
A telegram from Rome to the Central
News says that the Italian dispatch-boat
Roma has been ordered to Trebizond, the
scene of the recent riots between Turks
and Armenians, to protect the Italian resi
dents of the city.
The Chronicle to-morrow will print the
following dispatch from Constantinople,
under date October 14:
Sir Philip Currie, M. Canibon and M.
Nelidoff, the British, French and Russian
Embassadors, met here yesterday and
drew up a final agreement. This they
submitted to Paid Pasha, the Foreign Min
ister, who went instantly to the Sultan.
The scheme contains provisions of which
no alteration will be made. A favorable
answer was expected to-day, but at 4
o'clock no reply had been received. This
was regarded as a bad sign, indicating a
fresh attempt of the Sultan to gain time,
but the Embassadors are resolved not to
permit a further indefinite disposition,
therefore the proposals will be quickly
followed by an ultimatum.
The Embassadors hold identical views,
but theirGoveinments are not unanimous,
hence the hesitation to use force. The key
to the situation is Russia's unwillingness
to see Armenia organized with autonomy.
It is a serious fact that yesterday's pro
posals revert, with slight alterations, to
the scheme of May 11. The demand for a
Christian high commissioner to be ap
pointed by the powers is dropped.
The Chronicle, commenting on the affair,
will describe it as a climb down. "We
have been outbluffed and have had a slap
in the face that a high-spirited people
ought not to tolerate. We have to thank
the weak-kneed champion of Toryism.
We need never trust Lord Salisbury to
play the part of a strong man again." The
Chronicle's anger seems to arise from the
fact of the terms of the proposition being
no stronger than were Lord Rosebery's on
The Constantinople correspondent of the
Standard, in a dispatch which that paper
will print to-morrow, renews his attacks
on the Hintcbak Society, which, he says,
for years past has flooded Turkey and
Europe with pamphlets advocating ad
vanced anarchism. During the last few
days, whenever Armenians have reopened
their shops, emissaries of this society
have immediately forced them to close
them again for the purpose of maintaining
the appearance of a panic, although the
Armenians are ready and anxious to re
sume business. The result ha3 been an
enormous loss, solvent Houses allowing
their bills to be protested. The loss is
variously estimated at a hundred thousand
to half a million francs.
The onus of the present situation, the
correspondent says, lies with the Armenian
leaders, and on neither the Armenian pop
ulace nor the police. The writer describes
a visit made by him to one of the prisons.
He says he was allowed to freely question
the prisoners, who did not appear to Ijave
any serious cause for complaint. A
commission of inspection sent to the
authorities a list of fifty-six pris
oners with a recommendation for
their liberation. The correspondent con
versed with Hazim Pasha, who bitterly
complained; of the manner in which he
has been fettered by the powers and by re
pealed amnesties. All the leaders of the rev
olutionary movement are protected by am
nesties. Indeed, the chief of the Hintchak
Society started for Marseilles on Sunday
at midnight under the surveillance of
So long as revolutionary societies are
protected in Europe while they foment
sedition in Constantinople, says the writer,
all of Hazim's efforts will be frustrated.
FIRE IX A.TI>A.XTA.
Three Small Exposition Building* Were
ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 15.— A fire broke
out in the exposition grounds at 1 o'clock
this afternoon and caused intense excite
ment to the large crowds who were pres
ent. The Fire Department did good work
and showed its efficiency.
The fire was caused by the explosion of
a gasoline stove in the Ola Plantation Vil
lage on the Midway. The structures were
inflammable, and the fire was well started
before anything could be done to extin
guish the flames.
It spread from the building in which it
started into the building occupied by
Three buildings were destroyed, but the
tire department soon checked the flames.
Made the W<wif'9 fortune.
NEW YORK, N. Y., Oct. 15.— When Eva
Mann bought a child from a midwife for
$5 and palmed it off on Robert Ray Ham
ilton as his daughter she made the fortune
of the waif, at any rate. After Hamilton's
alleged suicide it was found that he had
left to the child, who is known as Beatrice
Ray, property valued at $130,000, although
he knew of the deception practiced upon
him. Yesterday the guardians of little
Beatrice asked Justice Cullen in the Su
preme Court, Brooklyn, for leave to sell
the property, on the ground that it will be
more advantageous to the child's interest
than to hold it until she is 21 years old.
Affidavits of a convincing character were
presented and the court granted the ap
RETURN OF AN ABSCONDER.
Defaulting Bank Cashier Coleman a Mental
and Physical Wreck and Cannot
FORT SCOTT, Kas., Oct. 15.— J. R. Cole
man. the defaulting cashier of the State
bank of this city, which was compelled to
close its doors yesterday, arrived here this
morning accompanied by bis wife and lit
tle daughter and his wife's brother, R. D.
McArthur, of Jacksonville, II J. He came
voluntarily from St. Louis as he promised
President D. F. Coon he would when s'ent
for. He is a mental and physical wreck
and it was necessary to carry him from
the train to a carriage. He is now in bed
at his handsomely furnished home, unable
to talk. His physicians say that he can
not live. His shortage amounts to $30,000.
DOES XOT WEAR BLOOMERS.
Hut Miss Walton Is an Adept on the
WICHITA, Kans., Oct. 15.— Miss Julia
Walton, 17 years of age, made a run from
Wichita to Newton to-day on a bicycle,
covering the thirty miles strong in two
hours. Sne did not dismount once during
the whole trip, and her escort, O. J. Kra
mer, himself a promising amateur, states
that she reached Newton not the least
fatigued, and was at once ready to begin
the return trip. She rode over seventy
rive miles to-day, showing remarkable
powers of endurance. Miss Walton is a
bookkeeper in a Wichita wholesale music
house, and her accomplishments are not
limited to cycling. She is a blonde, petite
and pretty. She does not wear bloomers.
DEALT A SEVERE BLOW
Railroads Entering Chicago
Must Stop Making Illegal
A Decision of State Commissioners
That Will Be Fought to the
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 15.— Railroads en
tering Chicago were dealt a severe blow to
day in the decision of the State Board of
Warehouse and Railroad Commissioners
that charges for handling freight at the
Union Stockyards are illegal.
A similar decision was recently handed
down by the United States courts in the
case of the Santa Fe. To-dav's decision
was not an interstate one, as that against
the Santa Fe, but it was, nevertheless, of
no little importance and if it is sustained
by the Circuit Cuurt will mean the lo&s of
a tremendous revenue yearly. All the
lines are obliged to pay tbj stockyards
company terminal charges and these they
have collecting from the shippers. The
Santa Fe case was appealed and a decision
is now pending. In the meantime the
roads have gone right on making the
charge, although it has been declared il
The case decided to-day was against the
Chicago and Alton and was brought by an
Illinois shipper. The roads will fight the
decisions to the last ditch, but it is said
there are other precedents for them and
that the}' will in the end be compelled to
abolish the terminal tariff.
A meeting of Chicago-Minneapolis lines
was held to-day for the purpose of coming
to some sort of an agreement as to division
of traffic, but none could be reached and
the meeting adjourned until Monday,
when the subject will be taken up in de
tail. It is denied that there is or was any
attempt to form a pool, the interstate com
merce law having already been construed
by the courts as not being opposed to the
lines dividing up traffic, so long as a regu
lar pool, without money penalties, is
WORK OF FOREIGN MIBSIOXB.
Interesting Reports Head Before the
BROOKLYN, N. Y., Oct. 15. — The
eighty-sixth annual meeting of the Ameri
can Board of Commissioners for Foreign
Missions convened this afternoon in the
Academy of Music. It was called to order
by Rev. Dr. Storr of the Church of Pilgrims,
■who after making a few brief remarks in
troduced Rev. Dr. A. J. Behernend of the
Central Church, who delivered the address
of welcome. The reading of annual reports
of the home department by the Rev. C. H.
Daniels, D.D., then began. This took nearly
an hour, after which tbe report of the
treasurer, F. H. Wiggins, was read, which
was followed by the reading of the annual
survey of missions under the care of Rev.
James L. Barton, D.D., read by the Rev.
Jeremiah Boynton, D.D., of Boston, also
the reading of the survey of missions
under the care of the Rev. Judson
At the evening session, which began at 8
o'clock, Rev. A. Galon, D.D., pastor of Old
South Church, Boston, preached the
Killed by a Stomach Pump.
SHELBYVILLE, Kw, Oct. 15.— Horace
Middleton took an overdose of opium by
mistake Sunday, and physicianß began
work with a stomach pump. When they
were drawing out the pump it broke, leav
ing fifteen inches of "the tube in Middle
ton's throat. His stomach was opened
and the tube removed, but the shock
proved too much and he died last night.
Torture of a Jiegro.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 15. — Jeff Ellis,
the Fayette County negro, who was brought
bactc this morning from Mississippi to the
scene of his crime nesr Brandon, was
taken by a mob of 150 men and his ears
and lingers cut off. He was mutilated in a
horrible and unmerciful manner and then
hanged to a telegraph pole. Several shots
were then tired into his lifeless body.
Burning of the Ship Parthin.
NEW YORK, N. Y., Oct. 15.— News has
been received here of the burning of the
American ship Parthia. from Liverpool
for San Francisco, coal laden. One of the
boats, containing the second mate and
seven men, has reached Valparaiso.
With a Bullet in Ui» Brain.
OSAGE, lowa, Oct. 15.— H. V. Evans, the
principal of the High School, wap found
dead on the river bank, a short distance
south of town, with a bullet-hole through
his brain. No cause for the shooting is
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
PLOTS IN COLOMBIA
Daring Attempt Made to
TWO OFFICERS KILLED.
Conspirators Defeated in the
First Effort to Overthrow
president carno was doomed
Liberals Intend to Slay the Cab
inet Members and Quickly
BOGOTA, Colombia, Oct. 15.— Rumors
that a revolution is prepared are unde
niable. Small risingsare reported through
out the entire country. Thoroughly re
liable advices received by merchants here
from the province of Cauca announce the
discovery of a conspiracy to kill General
Reyes and leading officers in the army in
Colonel Marcos Benavidis and Major Vi
cente Lameda were both of Reyes' head
quarters, where a number of leading senti
nels in front of the headquarters favored
the conspirators, but three orderlies in an
ante-chamber resisted their entrance and
were killed. The noise of the fight drew
Benavidis and Lameda to the door, and
after a desperate struggle, in which they
killed two assailants, they were killed and
bayoneted. Their cries attracted the at
tention of Reyes, who summoned a force,
mostly of officers.
While the conspirators were retreating a
number were killed or wounded on both
One of the wounded conspirators who
was captured disclosed a plot, a part of
which was to assassinate Reyes and all his
officers and under new leaders march on
this city, where friends, hearing of the
success of the conspiracy, were to murder
President Carno and Cabinet and proclaim
a Liberal Government.
The Government has taken extraordi
nary precautions. A number of arrests
were made among leading Liberals and
the entire country is closely watched. The
Government is feeing levies into the army,
as news is positive that the Liberals of
Colombia are forming a league with tho
allies in Ecuador, and the frontiers are
lIEZDED TO THE DEMAyit.
China Will Submit to a J'roper Inquiry
HONGKONG, China, Oct. 15.— Advices
from Kucheng state that the deadlock
which has existed in connection with the
commission of inquiry into the outrages
upon the foreign missions is ended. Brit
ish Consul Mansfield has had an interview
with the Viceroy at Fukien, with the result
that the latter agreed that eighteen more
men accused of murdering the mission
aries shall be executed, and the remaining
prisoners shall be speedily tried by the
commission, which shall have power to
impose the death penalty. This solution
of the difficulty is ascribed to an ultimatum,
which, it is reported, was sent to the Vice
roy by Admiral Buller, commanding the
British fleet, whose vessels are now at Foo
Cheers for Royalty.
BERLIN, Germany, Oct. 15.— Emperor
William, accompanied by the Empress,
arrived at Courcelles, Lorraine, this morn
ing. An immense crowd was gathered at
the station and cheered their Majesties as
tney alighted from the train. Houses
were gayly decorated with Hags and other
emblems. The Emperor and Empress en
tered a carriage and were driven to tha
Castle of Urviile. Veterans of the war of
1870, school children and the tire brigade
of the town lined the streets and cheered
as the imperial carriage passed.
A« Truth in the Story.
LONDON, Eng., Oct. 15.— Inquiries afr
the Foreign Office to-day concerning the.
truth of a report published in the United
States that a force of British troops was
marching through Brazilian territory to
Venezuela elicited the reply that the story
is undoubtedly a canard. The Foreign
Office declare that they know nothine
about the movement, and do not believe
there is the slightest foundation for the re
Defeat of Abyssinians.
LONDON, Esg., Oct. U.— The Central
News has a dispatch from Rome saying
advices from Abyssinia that troops of
Ras Manga'sia, the Abyssinian leader, have
been dispersed and that they are fleeing
toward Shoa. General Baratieri. the com
mander of the Italian forces in Abyssinia,
proposes to invade Shoa and Hara and
complete the subjugation of King Menelek.
Jioumnnia'a Cabinet Resign*.
BUCHAREST, Roumanta, Oct. 15.— The
King of Roumania has accepted the resig
nation of the entire Cabinet and has sum
moned the leader of the Liberal party to
form a new ministry.
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