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VOLUME LXX\ HI.-NO. 167.
GIVEN NO QUARTER
Christian and Armenian
MANY PUT TO DEATH.
Wholesale Slaughter in the Dis
trict Between Erzeroum
EXTREME DANGER AT HARPOOT
Commissioner Durnham Notifies Ter
rill That Missionaries Are
BERLIN, Germany, Nov. 13.— A dis
rate !i to the Cologne Gazette from its cor
respondent in Constantinople says that all
of the Christian and Armenian teachers
between Erzeroum and Trebizond "have
CONSTANTINOPLE. Turkey, Nov. 13.—
In reply to an inquiry from United States
Minister Terrill regarding the situation of
the missionaries at Harpoot, Commis
sioner Durnham has replied that, while
they are alive, iheir position is one of ex
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 13.—Secre
tary Olney was closeted with President
Cleveland for an hour this morning. On
his return from the White House he stated
to the United Press that he had received
no dispatch from Minister Terrill con
firm atory of the startling story trans
mitted from Constantinople to the Cologne
Gazette in regard to the massacre of the
missionaries in Turkey.
LONDON. England, Nov. 13.— The Daily
News to-morrow will print a letter from a
European in Erzeroum, dated November
1, detailing the slaughter there. He esti
mated the loss at 3000, including some
women, and records seeing the bodies that
had been skinned or otherwise mutilated.
The villages in the vicinity, he says, suf
The massacre was evidently prearranged.
A soldier whom the writer knows declares
that orders for the slaughter were given by
The Standard's Constantinople corre
spondent, in a dispatch appearing in that
paper to-morrow, says if the report that
French and American missionaries have
been injured be confirmed there is every
reason- to believe that France and the
United States will no longer confine tbem
seLves to remonstrances. The correspond
ent also says that the officials at the Yildiz
Palace are much disturbed by Lord Salis
bury's declaration, and fear that a Euro
pean conference may be summoned.
The Sultan and his entourage have been
for two days in a state of panic. The con
dition of affairs in the palace is indescrib
able. Everybody believes the end is near,
but nobody ventures to prophesy how it
will be effected.
RECALLED BY OLNEY
failure of Messrs. C'hilton and Hunter's
Mission to Armenia.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 13.— Robert
S. Chilton and Duloney Hunter of the
State Department, who were sent by this
Government to establish new United
States consulates at Erzeroum and Har
pout in Armenia, have been recalled by
Secretary Olney and it is believed that the
project for which they were dispatched
will be abandoned.
Officials of the State Department are ex
ceedingly reticent about the matter, and
will admit nothing further lhan that Chil
ton and Hunter had informed the depart
ment of their return to Constantinople.
Whether or nqt they are en route to the
United States, or have been directed to
come, cannot be ascertained. It maj r be
that they are in Constantinople making a
second endeavor to secure exequaturs from
the Turkish Government, but there is good
ground for the belief that Mr. Chilton, at
least, has been ordered back to Washing
The practical failure of the mission on
which Mr. Chilton and Mr. Hunter were
sent is due to the difficulties which the
Turkish Government piaces in their way.
They spent some time in Constantinople
in a vain endeavor to secure exequaturs,
and finally decided to push on toward
Chilton and Hunter reached Trebizond
on the day of the Armenian massacre
there, and Mr. Chilton forwarded a report
on what he saw and learned to the depart-
ment. This report has not been made
public. The journey between Trebizond
and Erzeroum must be made by road, and
the two Consular officers expected to have
a guard of Turkish soldiers on the route.
It is probable they failed to secure the
granting of this courtesy, and this, in view
of the great danger to foreigners in that
part of Armenia, is probably one of the
reasons why the department deemed their
return necessary. Without exequaturs
and having no official standing with the
Government, the position of Mr. Chilton
and Mr. Hunter would have been exceed
ingly perilous and, in addition, they couid
be of little use to this Government.
The dispatch sent to the Cologne Ga
zette from Constantinople about the mas-
s-acre of Christian teachers between Trebi
zond and Erzeroum created much interest
at the State Department. Secretary Olney
said he had nothing official about the re
port. This afternoon Secretary Herbert
called upon Secretary Olney, but it was
stated that the conference had not been
followed by any orders for increasing the
American naval force in Syrian waters.
A cable dispatch was received at the
Navy Department to-day from Rear-Ad
miral Selfridge, the new commander-in
chief of the European naval station, stat
ing that he had joined the flagship San
Francisco at Marseilles last night.
Tne San Francisco has been ordered to
join the cruiser Marblehead in the Bay of
Aleiandretta, where the latter vessel was
sent on account of the Armenian troubles,
ana »t is presumed ihat she started for
Marseilles on that duty as soon as Ad
miral Selfridge came on 'board.
v was reported to-day that the State
apartment had received important in- ,
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formation from Mr. Terrell, the United
States Minister at Constantinople, about
the Turkish situation. No hint as to
whether this is so can I* obtained. Of
ficials of the department absolutely refuse
to tell anything about the condition of the
American interests in Armenia, where
nearly all the Christian teachers are
native-born citizens of the United States,
and many of their scholars are naturalized
citizens of this country.
EIGHT ASSASSINS EXECUTED.
The Viceroy at Foochow Forced to Take
NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 13.— A special
cable to the Herald from St. Petersburg
Special dispatches from Vladistock to
the Novre Vremya to-day say that, owing
to the presence of the British fleet at Foo
chow the Viceroy has executed eight
assassins. So finishes that question. An
other, however, has arisen in a misunder-
standing between the English and Jap
anese. It has its origin in the illegal ex
amination of a British merchant-ship by
Japanese, who were seeking the fugitive
chief of the Black Flags.
RIVALED CAPTAIN KIDD
Boston Police Find a Mine of
Treasure Stolen by a
They Secure a Map Locating a Second
Cache Likewise Filled With
BOSTON, Mass, Nov. 13.— A story has
just come to light through the efforts of
the police which puts Captain Kidd's
famous adventures into oblivion, and
which doubtless discloses Ihe most daring
and successful swindler, burglar and thief
of the century.
Yesterday the police captured James S.
Chaffey while he was in the act of trying
to sell some postage-stamps to a dealer in
old stamps. The capture was looked upon
as nothing out of the ordinary, but on con
tinuing their investigations the officers
found that they had arrested a man who.
it is alleged, is implicated in more bur
glaries than any other man in the United
States. The confederate of this man was
an old highwayman and burglar named
Barrett, who was sentenced to the State
Prison for life two years ago for murder,
and it was through him that the details
of Chaffey's life were exposed.
This led the police to still further press
their investigation. They searched the
house in which Chaffey had lived for the
last few years, and found one of the most
valuable collections probably ever gath
ered together. The search of the premises
brought to light a collection valued at
nearly $50,000, among other things being
rare postage-stamps, alon^ valued at $7000,
which Chaffey nad stolen live years ago,
and in trying to dispose of which he was
It was not until to-day, however, that
the police learned that they had gathered
only a small amount of his stealings.
Barrett has given to the prison officials a
statement that he and Chaffey had nidden
treasure in a woods near the house which
would surely amoint to $300,000.
He says Chaffey burned up thousands
and thousands of dollars' worth of bonds
and other valuable papers. The property
which has already been recovered has
been put on exhibition at police head
quarters and people from all over the East
arrive in scores daily and identify articles
of value stolen from them.
A map showing the location of the hid
den treasure was taken from Chaffey when
captured, an exact duplicate of it being
drawn by his former accomplice in prison,
so the authorities believe that the stolen
treasure will all be recovered.
BAYARD TALKING AGAIN.
Declare* That Ameriet and England Are
Dependent Upon Bath Other.
EDINBURGH, Scotland, Nov. 13.—
United States Embassador Bayard was the
recipient of the freedom of the city of Dun
dee this morning. Bayard delivered an
address upon "International Comity,
Founded Upon International Courtesy,
Based Upon International Obligations."
In it he said that there no real conflict
between Great Britain and America.
Mr. Bayard also made a speech at the
opening of the Dundee Art Exhibition
upon the refining influence of art and
afterward delivered an address before the
Chamber of Commerce. In the course of
his remarks he said that the United
States would not be strengthened by any
misfortune which might overtake Great
Britain, as it had been shown that the suc
cess of the one depended upon the success
of the other. He expressed hope that tae
merchants of Dundee would find an in
creasing mark-t in America, and said that
as an emissary of peace and good will he
was here to prevent any misunderstanding
between the two great peoples.
Indictments Returned Against Four Men
by a Missouri Grand Jury.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Nov. 13.-The Grand
Jury to-day returned indictments against
W. G. Michael, Emery 0. Street L. A
Wood and E. P. Fullvoye for conducting a
bucket-shop business. The action has
created a sensation.
It is said that one witness who testified
before the Grand Jury gave that body an
insight into the methods employed by
some of the grainbrokers i:, carrying on
their business. He is a prominent mer
chant of St. Joseph, who is said to have
lost considerable money in speculating in
grain and stocks. Only six witnesses testi
fied before the Grand Jury in these particu
lar cases, and sensational 'ievelopments
are hinted at in one case when it comes up
THE BEARDED LADY DIVORCED.
Mrs. Annie Elliott Sectirrs * Decree of
ST. LOUIB, Mo., Nov. 13._1 n Judge
Woods' Court to-day Mrs. Annie Elliott
(nee Jones) secured a divorce from Jacob
Elliott, whom she married in Xew York in
1888, on the grounds of desertion. She
was closely veiled, and not v nil the de
cree was granted did the court learn that
Mrs. Eiliott was Barnum's bearded lady.
Explosion in a Colliery.
LONDON, Eno., Nov. 13.— An explosion
occurred in the Blackwell colliery at Alfre
ton, near Darby, to-day, by which seven
meu were killed.
SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 14, 1895.
Uncle Collis to John Bull — "Give me California and you may
have the rest of the world."
DEATH BY DYNAMITE.
Cuban Guerillas Blow Up
a Train Loaded With
FIFTY RECRUITS KILLED.
Engine and Coaches Reduced to
Debris by a Terrific
VENGEANCE OF THE REGULARS
A Band of Cubans Captured in the
Vicinity Shot Without a
BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 13.— A dispatch to
a morning paper from Santiago de Cuba
dated November 1 states that on Novem
ber 1 a troop train containing a body of re
cruits for the garrison in Santiago de Cuba,
while passing through the mountains to
the west of that city, was run into a mine
of dynamite which had been placed by the
insurgents, and a terrific explosion took
place. The entire front part of the train
was blown to atoms and the locomotive
The first car, which contained nearly
200 young Grintas, was blown off the track.
Not a single man in the car escaped in
jury, and when the wreck had been cleared
away it was found that nearly fifty of
them had been killed outright and nearly
as many more badly injured.
To add to the disaster, the two rear caas,
containing ammunition, caught fire and
blew up, the men, however, fortunately
having time to reach a safe distance.
As soon as the report of the disaster
came to the ears of the authorities at
Santiago de Cuba, an expedition was
dispatched and captured a small band of
guerrillas in the mountains near the scene
of the explosion. The latter protested
TRACK-LAYING SCENE ON THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY RAILROAD NINE MILES FROM
their innocence, but without being tried
were shot to death.
Another dispatch states that the recent
battle fought at Las Negres, near Baire,
where it was reported that the insurgents
had pained a signal victory, was in fact a
victory for the regulars, the insurgents be
ing driven back into the mountains and
losing nearly 300 men.
NEW LINE OF STEAMERS.
The Competing Line of the Panama
Railroad Company to Be Started
on December 1.
CHICAGO, 111., Nov. 13. — Trans-
Missouri lines met to-day to consider the
expediency of going into the new Western
passenger agreement. It was deemed in
advisable to take any decisive action
until the transcontinental lines had been
heard from, and the chairman was in
structed to call a meeting of trans
continental lines for a week from next
Thursday, when the matter will be fully
considered. In the meantime the Illinois
Central has not yet been heard from.
Information comes to this city that the
Panama Railroad Company will, on De
cember 1, put into operation a new line of
steamships from New Orleans to the Pa
cific Coast, thus establishing a new route
from Chicago to California. While there
can be no doubt that the Southern Pacific
will be injured to some extent by this
competition, it is not believed that Chi
cago will be a very great benehciarv by the
additional facilities which will be thus
brought into play for the reason that the
Illinois Central, which will be the con
necting line at New Orleans, has already
two powerful competitors for Southern
business in the shape of the Queen and
Crescent and the Louisville and Nashville,
and these lines will probably stand by the
Southern Pacific in the fight which is cer
tain to ensue.
CRUISE OF THE BOSTON
Will Be Sent to the Asiatic Station l)ur-
ing the Present Month.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 13.— The
cruiser Boston, which has been thorougnly
overhauled and repaired at the Mare
Inland Navy-yard, will go into commis
sion on the 18th inst. She will beasssigned
to the Asiatic station for duty in the Chi
Treasury Gold Reserve.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Nov. 13.— The
treasury gold reserve to-day stood at $92,
--866,308 at the close of business, subject to
a deduction of $1,000,000, taken to-day for
export to Europe.
SAYS HE IS CRAZY
Mrs. Mooney's Opinion of
Her Son-in-Law Not
GUARDIAN FOR SHOLTO.
She Will Apply to Have His
Lordship Put Under Sur
LADT DOUGLAS IS MISSING.
Her Husband Has Thus Far' Cleverly
Outwitted the Angry Mother
LOS ANGELES, Cal.,Nov. 13.— Mrs. M.
M. Mooney, the mother-in-law of Lord
Sholto Douglas, will apply to the courts to
have a guardian appointed for that worthy
unless he comes to time. Mrs. Mooney
says he has got to show her proper respect,
and show the same respect to her family,
or she will prove that he is insane and
have him sent to Highlands, where, she
says, he belongs anyway.
Mrs. Mooney has had one interview with
Lord Sholto already. He told her he did
not want to talk to her at all, and there it
ended. But the irate mother-in-law will
make another effort to patch up a truce,
and if it is not successful she will invoke
the aid of the courts. This morning she
spent most of her time endeavoring to see
Manager Frawley. to have him continue
the contract with Lady Douglas, but he
discreetly kept out of her way. She says
the fact that "Hi 9 Joblots," as she calls
Lord Douglas, drew a revolver on Lady
Douglas and threatened her life goes to
show that it is he who is "nutty" and not
herself. Mrs. Mooney says she can|stand
almost anything except being called
"nutty" — that she will take from no man.
The mother-in-law appeared at the police
station to-day and wanted Lord Sholto
placed under bonds to keep the peace.
The District Attorney told her that as the
Lord had threatened his wife, Lady Doug
las was the proper person to swear out a
warrant. Mrs. Mooney has sent for one of
her sons to come on prepared to dissect
It was learned this afternoon that Lady
Sbolto had disappeared. His Lordship
says Mamma Mooney will never see her
"Her Ladyship is out of town," said
Douglas, when seen at noon to-day, "and
she'll not be in Los Angeles soon again.
I shall remain here a few days and then
join her. I decided last night the best
thing to do was to send her away. I put
her aboard a train this morning. No, I
will not tell where she has gone; that
would be too good a thing for the old lady.
Say, that mother is the worst old hag I
ever saw. There's no question but she's
crazy. This trip of hers is disgusting. Id
a few weeks my wife and I shall sail for
Australia and then we'll be free, for my
mother-in-law won't ever have money
enough to follow us."
Should Lord Douglas and his irate
mother-in-law meet again there will be
work for the police patrol.
CRISP FOR FREE SILVER
He Comes Out Emphatically
for a Sixteen-to-One
Georgia Legislators Addressed by
the Ex-Speaker Upon Finan
ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 13.— Ex-Speaker
Charles F. Crisp spoke before a joint ses
sion of the Senate and House of the
Georgia Legislature to-night. He had
been invited to address the Legislature on
the political issues of the day, but con
fined himself almost exclusively to the
silver question, coming out most, emphat
ically for the free coinage of both gold and
silver at the ratio of 16 to 1, and arguing
that the United States with its 75,000,000
people was sufficiently powerful to estab
lish bimetallism the world over. His
speech was received with the greatest en
Mr. Crisp went into the history of the
coinage laws. In 1873, he said, when silver
was demonetized, the bullion value of the
silver dollar was 3 cents more than the
bullion value of a gold dollar The law of
1873 was passed without the full knowledge
of the people or their representatives. He
quoted from Thurman, Allison, Garfield,
Blame, Beck and others to show that the
full character of the bill was not Known,
and that it was not known at the time that
the bill demonetized silver.
Mr. Crisp followed this with an an-
nouncement that from that day to this the
majority of the Democratic party bad been
working to rehabilitate silver. The single
gold standard was a Republican measure.
He analyzed every vote on the silver
question taken in Congress since the year
1873 to show that a great majority of
Democrats had voted every time for the
free coinage of silver, except in 1893, when
the proposition to repeal the Sherman law
was up, and at that time it was because
they expected to have an opportunity to
vote subsequently for a substitute measure,
and even then there was but two Demo
cratic majority. The single-gold standard
had never met with the approval of the
majority of the Democrats of this country,
Mr. Crisp exhibited a small piece of sil
ver bullion which, he explained, could not
be used as money in any way. It could
not be used to purchase commodi
ties, but if there was a law allowing it to
be taken to a mint and coined then every
body would want it. He agreed that the
value of a silver dollar should be a dollar.
The way to establish the commercial value
of silver was to restore it by legislation to
a money status — to rehabilitate it— to coin
it at the rate of 16 to 1. That would re-es
tablish its commercial value.
There was no country in the world that
would ship its silver down here to ex
change for gold. We had gained gold un
der the oppressions of the Bland-Allison
law and under the Sherman law. He be
lieved that the United States was suffi
ciently powerful to establish a ratio be
tween gold and silver. Gold, he said, was
too valuable. He claimed gold had appre
ciated, and argued his claim by compar
ing its purchasing Dower in commodities
now and before the demonetization of
"Our people should be the pioneers in re
storing a money metal which has been
used for all time, but recently stricken
down," he concluded.
TO ANNEX HAWAII.
A Proposal That Has Received the Sanction
of Presidents Cleveland and
CHICAGO, 111., Nov. 14.— A special to
a morning paper from Washington says:
Hawaii may, after all, become a part of
the United States, and that within the
coming year. Information of a trustwor
thy nature has been secured concerning
the Hawaiian programme to be adopted
by the friends of annexation during the
The joint resolution will be introduced
either in the House or Senate requesting
the President to negotiate the treaty of
annexation with the Government of
Hawaii. This resolution will have the
sanction of the President of the Hawaiian
Government and of the new Hawaiian
Minister to this Government, Mr. Hatch,
who to-day arrived in San Francisco en
route to Washington. Still more impor
tant, it will have the approval of President
The resolution as introduced or amended
will provide that, if the President concurs
and the Government of Hawaii be willing,
the scheme of annexation shall include a
submission of the question of joining the
American Union to the voters of the
islands. In this form President Cleveland
will agree to the resolution, and willingly
undertake the work of negotiating a treaty.
No doubt is felt by Hawaiians of influence
and extended information that their Gov
ernment will be glad to negotiate such a
treaty, and that when the question is sub
mitted to the suffrage of the Hawaiian
people it will be carried by a large ma
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WHITE IN CONTEMPT
Round Valley's King Must
Pay His Fine or Go
MRS. WHITE'S VICTORY.
A Supreme Court Ruling Which
Settles the Alimony
JUDGE HEBBARD SUSTAINED.
Failure of the Attempt to Secure a
Review of the Lower
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Nov. 13.— The
Supreme Court sitting in bank has re
fused the application for certiorari to re
view an order of the Superior Court of the
City and County of San Francisco adjudg
ing George E. White, the "King of Round
Valley," guilty of contempt, and has also
denied his application for ceniorari to re
view and prohibition to stop the execution
of a certain order of the same court relating
to the disposal of the community property
in the divorce suit brought against the pe
titioner, by his wife, Mrs. Frankie White.
In May, 1889, when these divorce pro
ceedings were pending in the Superior
Court, the question of property rights was
referred to a referee, and in June, 1894, a
receiver was appointed to take charge of
all the property.
On February 9, 1895, the report' of the
referee having been received, the Superior
Court made and entered its final decree in
the action, divorcing the parties and
awarding to Mrs. Frankie White $100,000
as permanent alimony and enjoining
George E. White or any of his agents from
disposing in any way of the community
property. The receiver appointed by the
court was directed to continue in his ca
pacity, and to take all necessary measures
to enforce and secure the payment of the
amount awarded by the decree and certain
other unpaid monthly allowances, and was
empowered to dispose of a sufficient
amount of the property to satisfy any
and all demands.
It was this latter decision which caused
the application for certiorari to review
and prohibition to stop the execution. In
reviewing the writ the Supreme Court de
cides that as in this case no reason is
urged why the right of appeal which the
petitioner enjoys will not furnish him
complete and full relief and that by such ap
peal the hand of the Superior Court, and
that of its instrument, the receiver, is
stayed pending its determination, the
application should be and is denied.
In the matter of the application for
certiorari to review an order of the Su
perior Court adjudging George E. White
guilty of contempt, it appears that when
the receiver was instructed to assume con
trol of the property and hold it subject to
the direction and control of the court, and
notwithstanding that the cattle king had
been enjoined from interfering in any way
with the action of the receiver, that he did,
in direct contempt of the edicts of the
court, lease two parcels of land and other
wise obstruct the actions of the receiver in
the efforts of the latter to take possession
of the property, Contempt proceedings
were instituted, the defendant found
guilty, and he was sentenced to a confine
ment of five days in jail and the payment
of a fine of $500.
The defendant sought by these proceed
ings to have the judgment of the Superior
Court set aside.
In the review the Supreme Court de
clares that, i whereas, numerous grounds
are urged against the validity of the judg
ment, in their opinion they possess little
or no value. The record does not disclose
any excess of jurisdiction, as claimed, and
as no case is made out for the interposition
of the Supreme Court by the remedy of
certiorari it necessarily follows that the
writ is dismissed.
MRS. WHITE'S VICTORY.
Attorney Linforth Sum* Up the Effect of
Walter H. Linforth, Mrs. White's at
torney, when seen last night, said :
"The case of White against White
finally culminated in the month of March
of this year— Judge Hebbard rendering a
judgment in favor of Mrs. White for the
sum of $103,000. Immediately thereafter
and upon our application Hebbard made
an order directing the receiver in the case,
Colonel Wilson I>. Smith, to sell at public
or private sale all the land of White in
one parcel in order to satisfy the judg
ment in favor of Mrs. White for $ 103,000.
We at once proceeded to advertise the
property for sale, about 70,000 acres, pur
suant to Judge Hebbard's order, in the
Mendocino Dispatch-Democrat, and the
sale was advertised to take place on Mon
day, the 27th of May of this year k at 12
o'clock, at Ukiah, in front of the Court
"In order to prevent us from going
ahead with that sale White filed a petition
with the Superior Court and obtained an
alternative writ of prohibition, returnable
before the court in bank on Monday, the
20th of May, 1895. This writ stayed Mrs.
White from going ahead with the sale as
advertised until the Supreme Court had
passed upon the application of White as
to whetner Judge Hebbard should have
ruade such an order.
"The matter was argued and submitted
in the Supreme Court on the 20th of May
and has been under advisement by that
court ever since. During all this time the
sale has been suspended.
"To-day's decision is a great victory for
Mrs. White. It means to her just $103,000.
Now there is no doubt that she will be
able, through the receiver, to collect her
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