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ALL HOUSES PILLAGED
Thousands Reported Killed
in a Second Massacre
NO CHRISTIANS SPARED.
The American Theological Semi
nary Burned and Two
RAIDS OF THE FIERCE KURDS.
Now the Powers May Soon Make a
Naval Demonstration in the"
LONDON, E>-g., Nov. 28.— The corre
spondent of the United .Press in Constanti
nople telegraphs under date of November
27 that a second terrible massacre has oc
curred at Marash, and that the houses there
have been pillaged without regard to
whom their occupants might be.
It is reported that thousands were killed
and many hundreds wounded. The
American Theological Seminary was plun
dered and burned, and two of the students
at that institution were shot, one being
fatally wounded. Hotels and boarding
houses were also plundered. The Christians
r.t Marash ana in that vicinity, thousands
of whom are destitute, have appealed for
A dispatch received in Constantinople
from Aleppo under Monday's date says
an outbreak is apprehended at Van, and
reliable telegrams from other sources say
that outbreaks continue with the purpose
of wiping out the Armenians.
It is impossible to rely for aid from Sas-
Boun, these advices state, the relief work
there having ceased. The Kurds are
again attacking the people under the be
lief that they are acting under orders from
M. Nelidoff, the Russian Embassador to
Turkey, has had an audience with the Sul
tan, during which he warned him that if
serious disturbances should occur at Con
stantinople the foreign fleets would pene
trate the Dardanelles. The Sultan admit
ted to M. Nelidoff that the powers had a
right to the admission of a second guard-
Ehip to the Bospnorus, but renewed his re
quest that they should not insist upon that
right. He urged that the promised re
forms were progressing, and that the ap
proach of an era of reform was shown by
the appointment of six inspecting Judges,
of whom three were Christians. Despite
the assurances of the Sultan to the con
trary, the arrests of Armenians in Constan
tinople have been renewed, though there
is no sign of an} r uprising or resistance to
the laws on the part of the Armenian? in
Constantinople. Thousands of them, how
ever, are reported to have been frightened
into conversion to Moslemism.
The United Press representative in Con- j
Etantinople telegraphs under yesterday's
daie that news has been received from
Zeitoun that on November 13 a force of
10,000 Armenians under a Ruppo- Armenian
leader captured the fort occupied by Turk
ish troops. In the attack upon the fort
dynamite was used by the Armenians with
great effect. Twenty thousand Turkish
troops are said to be advancing upon Zei
toun from all sides, it being the intention,
it is understood, to raze the place to the
Rumors are in circulation in Constanti
nople that a dreadful massacre occurred at
Aintab on November 17. The Government
has prohibited all telegraphic communica
tion with that place and it is impossible to
get any information in regard to the re
CONSTANTINOPLE, Turret, Nov. 23.
Despite the assurance given to Sir Philip
Currie, the British Embassador, by Tewfik
Pasha, the Turkish Minister of Foreign
Affairs, that each power wili be permitted
to send an additional guardship to the
IJosphorus, the Sultan has not yet granted
the requisite permits for their entrance
through the Dardanelles. The hesitancy
of the Sultan in the matter, it is under
stood, is due to his fear that the move
ment of the powers to increase the number
of their guardships in the Bosphorus is
merely designed to mask an ulterior dem
onstration of the naval force.
It is thought, however, that the Sultan
will yield to the demands of the powers in
view of the unanimous pressure they are
bringing upon him; otherwise it is prob
able that the powers will send gunboats
into the Bosphorus without waiting any
loncer for the Sultan to issue orders per
mitting them to enter.
Jlayard'a Address Printed.
LONDON, ESG., Nov. 28.— The address
entitled "Individual Freedom, the Germ
of National Prosperity and Permanence,"
which was delivered by Hon. Thomas F.
Bayard. United States Embassador to
Great Britain, on the occasion of the meet
ing of thf Edinourgh Philosophical So
ciety on November 7, has appeared as a
printed article in the December number of
the "Humanitarian," a magazine pub
lished by Mrs. John Biddulph Martin
( Victoria* Woodhull).
Anaconda Copper Mine.
LONDON, Eve., Nov. 28.— Hamilton
Smith, a well-known mining expert, has
made a favorable report relative to the An
aconda copper mine. He says that even
with a low range of prices profits ought to
be realized that would give in 1*96 a divi
dend of $2 50 per share. Mr. Smith was
appointed to examine the mine by the
Anglo-American Copper Syndicate formed
tome months ago.
Wanted a Quiet Funeral.
PARIS, France, Nov. 28.— Alexandre
Dumas, whose deaih was announced last
f-vening, left instructions that bis funeral
be quiet and without military honors or
j-r.eeches. It is believed that the Govern
ment will assume all expenses of the
funeral. Condolences were received from
many, including the ex-Empress Eugenic.
Jabez Balfour Sentenced.
LONDON, E.n-g., Nov. 28.— The court
sentenced Jabez Balfour this morning to
fourteen years' imprisonment— seven years
for each conviction. BrocK was sentenced
to nine months' and Theobald four months
Imprisonment and Wright and Dibbiey
A Brazilian. Cruiser Wrecked.
RIO JANEIRO, Bbazil, Nov. 28.— The
Brazilian cruiser Uranus has been wrecked
and her commander and five others
MADRID, Spaix, Nov. 28.— 1n conse
quence of the charges made by the Mar
. vus Cabriana , indictments have been
found" against fifteen members of the
Municipal Council. Important and scan
dalous revelations are expected.
GVARAHTEES .TO THE VATICAN.
Crispi bay Any Modification Would En
ROME, Italy, Nov. 28.— 1n the Chamber
of Deputies to-day Premier Crispi, in reply
to interpellations regarding the law of
guarantees to the Vatican, declared that
any modification of the law would en
gender internal discord and cause a feeling
of doubt to prevail abroad regarding the
policy of Italy toward the Papacy.
Commenting upon the resurgence of
Catholic clericalism in several parts of the
world, the Premier said it ought to inspire
a feeling of apprehension as to human
progress. Nevertheless, he believed that
special laws were needless to defend the
rights of the state against the abuse of the
clergy. Signor Crispi expressed confidence
that a perfect settlement of the troubles in
the East would be effected if the rights of
the powers, including Italy, are safe
TO CHECK PUBLIC BETTISG.
A Delegation Paid a Visit to Sir Charles
TORONTO, Ont., Nov. 28.— An influen
tial deputation representing the principal
Protestant denominations, the Roman
Catholic Church and professional and busi
ness classes, headed by the Anglican
Bishop of Toronto, to-night waited on Sir
Charles Hibbert Tupper, Mmister of Jus
tice, who is in the city, and asked his aid
in checking the evil of betting, which they
urged had grown to serious dimensions,
and promised, under the influence of the
approaching extended race meetings at
Windsor, Newmarket and elsewhere, to
become still more widespread, The Min
ister of Justice, after listening to a number
of speakers, promised to bring the mat
ter to the attention of the Dominion Par
liament at the next session.
FOUGHT FOR THE FLAG
Lively Riot Caused by Tearing
Down Old Glory in a To
American and British Boys Badly
Bruised During the Battle for
TORONTO, Ont., Nov. 28.— The stars
and stripes caused a mimic war here to
day and its defenders came out winners.
The early days of the present century
were renewed at the Ontario Veterinary
College when a number of American
students, headed by a New York boy
named Shaw, produced an American flag
and hoisted it in the main assembly hall
just after Dr. Smith had finished his lec
ture. The flag was raised in hjonor of
No sooner was the emblem hung when a
tall Canadian named Lindsay seized it,
tore it from its fastenings and threw it
on the floor. In a second Shaw sprang at
him and knocked him down. Lindsay
was up in a jiffy and he and Shaw
clinched. The American was thrown
against a desk and his face badly cut.
Then the boys took sides and a hot Ameri
can and British battle followed. For
twenty minutes a bloody and brutal scrim
mage raged, one of the most exciting fea
tures being around the blackboard, where
a couple of American boys were trying to
mark out a flag with chalk.
Here W. W. Richards, a big Californian,
who claimed Jim Cor'iett as a pugilistic
mentor, and Ben Aenew, a burly fellow
from Huron County. Ontario, championed
their respective nations, and lought for
the cause, while a few of the smaller fel
lows looked on. When it was seen that
the Californian was being worsted Ameri
cans came to his rescue, and the tight grew
general again. The boys fought in pairs
und in squads all over the lecture-room,
and blood flowed freely. Faces were badly
gashed, and eyes were blacked. School
friendships were forgotten in the hot
blooded, boyish, patriotic row, and class
mates pounded each other vigorously for
the honors under which they live. The
college authorities finally quelled the riot,
but only with considerable difficulty, for
fully 150 boys ami young men were en
gaged, about 80 of them being Americans.
Dr. Smith, with the assistance of the
faculty and a number of older students,
finally succeeded in quieting the disturb
Otto thlf.ra Droicned.
HAMBURG, Germany, Nov. 28.— A dis
patch received here from Auckland, N. Z.,
says that the German traveler Otto Ehlers
has been drowned while taking his expe
dition across British New Guinea, and
that twenty natives belonging to his escort
were also drowned. All of his diaries and
sketches were lost.
To Command China's JrViry.
LONDON, Esq., Nov. 28.— China has in
vited Captain W. M. Dangen to assume
the chief command of her navy, from
which position he retired owing, it is said,
to the machinations of a clique of anti
foreigners at Foo Chow.
Turkish Etnbnstador to Great Britain.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Turkey, Nov. 28.
— Costaki Effendi Anthropoulos has been
designated as Turkish Embassador to
Great Britain in succession to the late
THREE PARIS BOHEMIANS.
The Publisher Miirle 910,000 Out of a
One day three friends were walking on
the boulevards of Paris. All three were
young, and all three were poor, says the
"Should I not like a good breakfast?"
"I should like any breakfast," said an
other, "even if not very good."
"And I, also, the most simple of break
fasts, so long as it was a breakfast," said
"How much must it cost?" asks the first
"Two dollars at least," says number two.
"I've got an idea; come along," says
number three. And all three went to a
well-known publisher of music.
"Sir," said the young man with the idea,
"we have come to ask you to buy a song,
of which this gentleman has written the
music and that gentleman the words, and,
as I am the only one of the three who has
a voice, I will sing it to you."
The publisher made a wry face, but he
"Sing and I will see." Then the young
"It is a very simple ditty," said the
publisher; "out as I want a lot of songs
for a cafe chantant which is going to open
I will buy it and give you $3 for it— sl
The three friends looked at each other.
They did not expect so much. They took
the money and left the manuscript in the
publisher's hands in exchange.
And with those $3 they went to break
fast like three princes of bohemia, as they
were. Now the composer of the music
was Mariposa, the author of the words
Alfred de Musset and the singer Dupres!
As for the song, it took all Paris, and
from the cafe chantant it went to the
theater and to every aristocratic salon in
Paris. The publisher made $10,000 by this
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1895.
ARE LOSING GROUND
Insurgents of Cuba Kept
From Further Advance
on the Capital.
GENERAL CAMPOS' PLAN.
Troops Being Sent Constantly
Eastward Against the Op
STEPS TO CHECK AIL MUTINY.
Dissatisfied Spanish Soldiers to be
Dealt With in a Summary
BOSTON", Mass., Nov. 28.— A special to a
morning paper from Havana says: Word
has been received in this city that the Gov
ernment campaign is being rapidly pushed
forward, and that General Campos' plan
for a constant forcing eastward with rear
headquarters in this city are proving very
effective, and that the insurgents are
rapidly losinc all the ground which they
have gained in the direction of the
Simultaneously with the opening ol the
direct campaign a strict regime has been
introduced m regard to the mutinous
spirit shown by the soldiers of the gar
risons and the Spanish citizens who decry
the efforts of the army in their attempts to
put a stop to the war.
A private letter from an American plan
ter to the Heraid states as 3'et no damage
has been done to the crops, and that the
tone of both the Spanish and insurgents
toward all American planters is a most
conciliatory one. Bands of guerrillas have
occasioned some damage, but their actions
cannot be laid at the door of the insur
gents, as all culprits caught in the act of
firing the plantations are severely pun
In his last report to the Spanish home
Government it is understood that General
Campos brought this spreading feeling
prominently to the notice of the author
ities of the War Department, and that the
stringent methods taken are the result of
an order from them. At all events it is a
risky matter now for a person to make any
casual remarks concerning the army or the
administration of affairs, trial and im
prisonment being sure to follow.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Nov. 28.—Cap
tain Wiberg of the Danish steamer Horsa,
his chief mate. Jens P. Pedersen, and his
second mate, H. Johansen, were arrested
this morning on a warrant issued by
United States Commissioner Bell, charg-
ing violation of the neutrality laws under
section 5236 of the Kevised Statutes. Bail
in the sum of $1500 was entered for each
for their appearance at a hearing to-mor
row morning. No action will be taken
against the steamer. The Horsa cleared
this morning, Captain Wiberg making affi
davit as to the correctness of his outward
manifest. The vessel will not sail, how
ever, until aft«r the hearing to-morrow
morning. A number of the crew have
been subpenaed as witnesses and will
probably be detained.
The Danish Consul, J. H. Wallem, at
the request of Dr. Jose Cegonseta, the
Spanish Consul at this port, gave a hear
ing this morning to Captain Wiberg and
his crew of| twenty-four men at the con
sulate. The hearing was private and
lasted only half an hour. At its close
Consul Wallem said to a reporter: "We
examined Captain Wiberg and several
men, asking them the direction taken by
the steamer after leaving this port
and whether she had taken on board
or landed men or munitions of war.
The captain and his men all declared that
the vessel went direct to her destination,
Port Antony, and no men or munitions of
war were taken on board or landed at any
When asked if the Spanish Consul was
satisfied with the result of the examina
tion he said he did not know. He was
evidently not satisfied, however, as it was
after the hearing that the warrants for the
arrest of Captain Wiberg and Mates Peder
sen and Johansen were issued.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Nov. 28.— The
warrant was given to Deputy Marshal
Myers, who made the arrest on board the
Horsa. The newspaper representatives
were not admitted on board the" vessel or
even upon the pier upon which the Horsa
was lying, but according to the statement
of the captain, as recounted to the re
porters by Assistant District Attorney
Kerr, who is acting as counsel for the ar
rested men, Captain Wiberg demanded if
the warrant was signed by the Danish
Consul. To this the deputy replied, "No."
"Don't you know that this deck is Dan
ish soil," a9ked Captain Wiberg, "and you
have no right to take me off this ship?"
"I'll take you dead or alive," replied the
At this juncture the captain ordered the
Danish flae hoisted on the Horsa, and
when the national colors under which the
vessel sails were up he advanced toward
"You propose to take medeaa or alive?"
"Yes," answered the deputy.
"Well, if it is a question of force," said
Captain Wiberg, ''and you insist on serv
ing this warrant and arresting me, l will
go with you under protest, but somebody
will have to suffer for this outrage."
The captain was then arrested. Captain
Kerr, counsel for the accused men, indi
cated both by his manner and speech that
some one would be called to account for
the arrest and detention of the men.
"It is a serious thing," said he, "to ar
rest a man, and Dr. Uongosta's position as
Spanish Consul will not prevent his being
made to answer for this outrage to the full
extent of the law. To assert as he did,
that the captain and his officers prepared
and Bet on foot a military expedition
against the Spanish Government, and that
they did it within the jurisdiction of the
United States, is one thing, but to sub
stantiate it is another, and he has not the
slightest proof for his assertion."
Captain Kerr said that the hearing had
been fixed for to-morrow, so that the crew
would be present, and tlxat an effort would
be made to dispose of the case to-morrow
so that the crew need not be detained.
REBELS WRECKED A TBAiy.
Many Spanish Soldiers Killed by the
Use of Dynamite.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 28.— A
cablegram to the Times Union from Key
West, Fla., says:
Advices from Cuba via the steamship
Vivette state that near Cinen Rajas on
November 25, insurgents commanded by
Leonico Vidal, wrecked a train carrying
200 Spanish soldiers and a quantity of
arms and ammunition. The insurgents
placed a dynamite bomb on the track and
it exploded with terrible force. The loco
motive and the car next to it were torn to
kindling wood and the other coaches de
railed. The engineer, fireman and thirteen
soldiers, who were in the coach next to the
engine, were killed by the explosion.
Eighteen soldiers were also killed when the
rear coaches were derailed as they went
down a high embankment. About fifty
soldiers were wounded, some of them mor
tally. The soldiers who were uninjured
were so horrified that they surrendered to
the insurgents without resistance. The
arms and ammunition captured were val
ued at many thousand dollars.
Perico Delgado, the insurgent chief re
parted killed near Banes, is alive and oper
ating in the Vuelta Abajo district at the
head of 800 men. In an engagement at
Banes, with 300 Spanish troops, Delgado's
men were victorious. Thirty Spaniards
were killed and sixty wounded. The in
surgents lost twenty killed and thirty
wounded. In the Vuelta Abajo district
hundreds of men are leaving tne tobacco
plantations to join the insurgents. The
planters complain that the Spanish au
thorities are unable to protect them.
PRAYED FOR INGERSOLL.
Members of the Christian En
deavor Union Joined in the
It Resulted From the Lecture on "Foun
dations of the Faith" and Sam
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 28.— Between
5000 and 6000 people in Cleveland offered
silent prayer at noon to-day for Robert G.
Ingersoll.* It came about like this: At the
quarterly meeting of the Cleveland Chris
tian Endeavor Union of two or three nights
ago the Mayyou' Mission requested all the
Christian Endeavorers in the city to pray
for Robert G. Ingersoll on Thanksgiving
day, and asked President Denis of the
union to name the hour. Denis complied
by fixing noon, and asking every En
deavorer to pray wherever he might be.
To-day at a number of churches union
meetings were held and adjourned at noon.
It was noticeable that at every one of
these many Christian Endeavorers and
Epworth Leaguers, who also joined in the
prayer, remained in their seats and bowed
their heads in silent prayer for Ingersoll
before leaving the place. In a number of
churches the ministers, themselves En
deavorers, made open supplication for In
At the Salvation Army union meeting,
in the First Labor Church, Staff Captain
Parner uttered fervent prayers for Inger
soll and the audience writhed and groaned
This all results from the attention at
tracted by Ingersoll's lecture the other
day on "The Foundations of Faith," and
the subsequent comments of Evangelist
Sam Jones, who said: "Ingersoll I respect
as a fat, good-natured, man, who makes
$1000 a night talking against Christ, when
we can't make $100 talking for him. I
would not pay $1 to hear him on the mis
takes of Moses, but I would pay far more
to hear Moses on the mistakes of Ingersoll."
MOXLEY'S WIDOW DEAD.
Did Not Live Long to Enjoy
the Property so Bravely
The Demise Recalls the Interesting
Story of Her Litigation in
BALTIMORE, Md., Nov. 2^.— Mrs. Eliz
abeth L. Moxley, widow of John Smith
Moxley of San Francisco, died in this city
yesterday from a cancer of the stomach.
She was 67 years of age. Since the death
of her husband three years ago Mrs. Mox
ley has been pleading with the courts of
San Francisco to give her, as his legal
widow, part of the fortune left by him,
and last September she succeeded in get
ting a verdict from the Supreme Court of
California awarding her half of the estate,
which was valued at $250,000. The other
half was awarded to Elizabeth Harring
ton, also known as Elizabeth Moxley, to
whom the whole estate had been deeded
by Moxley. Because of the law's delay
Mrs. Moxley died without receiving any
share of the estate for which she had bat
tled so long.
Mrs. Moxley was a Miss James of Balti
more, a daughter of the lato Tudor James,
and was married to John Smith Moxley in
Baltimore in 1849. Three weeks after the
marriage Moxley caught the cold fever,
and leaving his wife went to California to
seek his fortune. Mrs. Moxley addressed
letters to her husband in different parts of
California, but received no reply. Three
years afterward Moxley returned to Balti
more, but not to his wife.
One afternoon Mrs. Moxley met her hus
band on the street, but he refused to go
home with her. Soon afterward Mr. Mox
ley returned to California and his wife
never saw him again. After returning to
California Moxley amassed a large for
tune, and three years ago he died in San
Francisco, leaving a fortune of half a
million dollars to Elizabeth Harrington.
Mrs. Maxley immediately instituted the
suit which resulted in part of the estate
being awarded to her.
Mr*. Morgan Injured. __
NEW YORK, H. V., Nov. 28.— Mrs. E.
D. Morgan, wife of the well-known New
York yachtsman and financier, while rid
ing across the country near her home at
Wheatley Mills, Long Island, this morn
ing, was thrown from her horse. One of
her legs was broken below the knee. Mrs.
Morgan was on a steeple-chaser, and while
attempting a fence the horse struck the
top rail and fell, throwing Mrs. Morgan to
Suicide of a Money- Lender.
WATERTOWN, N. V., Nov. 28.— Charles
Paridee of this place, a money-lender,
committed suicide at the farm residence of
William Pennock, near Great Bend, this
county, last night. He had loaned $3000
to a cattle-buyer who recently failed. Par
idee was believed to be worth $100,000.
It appears that, a species of true croco
dile is found in Southern Florida on both
coasts. It is hardly distinguishable from
the alligator, except by the shape of its
head, though it grows bigger and attains a
length of eighteen feet.
It is said tha-t the largest diamond in the
world was found a short time ago in the
mines of Bahai de Pernasjus, Brazil. The
gem is reported to weigh 3100 carats, which
is 2129 carats heavier than the largest ex
TURKEY AND PRAISE
How Thanksgiving Day
Was Observed Abroad
and at Home.
AMERICANS IN LONDON.
Distinguished Men Attended the
Banquet of the American
UNDER THE STARS AND STRIPES
On This Side of the Atlantic the Poor
Received the Usual At«
LONDON, Ekg., Nov. 28.— The American
Society in London gave a Thanksgiving
banquet at the Holborn Restaurant this
evening. The dining-hall was elaborately
decorated with the arms of the various
States of the Union, flags and palms.
Over the president's chair there was a
canopy composed of pumpkins and fruits,
surrounded by a model of the statue of
Liberty. Opposite the seat of the chair
man there was a portrait of Washington,
decorated with stars and stripes and the
Union Jack. About 400 guests were pres
ent, about half of whom were ladies.
Many beautiful toilets were displayed, but
it was noticeable that only a few decollette
gowns were worn. The menu was strictly
National and opposite each dish upon it
was printed an appropriate quotation
James H. Roosevelt, secretary of the
American embassy, presided. Richard
Watson Gilder and John J. Collins, Amer
ican V ice-Consul at London; sat on the
right of the chairman and Robert Barr and
Harold Frederic on his left. Secretary
Chamberlain read a letter from Embassa
dor Bayard, who is visiting the Duke of
Leeds at Hornby Castle, in Yorkshire, re
gretting his absence and hoping he would
have another early chance of dining with
the American colony in London. The sec
retary's vain attempts to decipher the re
mainder of the letter caused much merri
ment. Letters were also received from all
the American Embassadors and Ministers
The chairman, in toasting the Queen,
congratulated the society upon the happy
innovation of having ladies share in the
festivities, instead of watching from the
galleries. The hospitality enjoyed here,
he said, in no wise lessened the love felt
for the United States.
Mr. Gilder proposed a toast to President
Cleveland. He drew a parallel between
the customs and institutions oi Great
Britain and those of the United States,
and incidentally deplored the loss of Mr.
Wilson from Congress. The driving from
public life of such a man, he said, would
not have happened in England, and he in
stanced the return of Mr. Morley to Parli
ament. He paid a high tribute to Presi
dent Cleveland, and said that he knew of
nothing nobler than the tight Mr. Cleve
land had made for honest money and civil
The toast to the President was drunk
standing, and all joined in singing the
"Star-spangled Banner." Among the
other toasts were "Thanksgiving Day" by
Robert Barr, "The Folks at Home" by
Moncure Conway and "The American So
ciety" by Harold Frederic.
Orchestral music was played and Na
tional songs were sung during the evening.
A.X IDEAL THAXKSQITISG.
Xeu> York Charitable Inititutiona Did
Xot Forget the Poor.
NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 28.— The
crisp air and strffshine made to-day an
ideal Thanksgiving. The churches of
nearly all denominations were opened and
the attendance at them unusually large.
At the various charitable institutions the
day began with religious services, after
which an elaborate dinner, with turkey as
the chief feature, was served. The Com
missioners of Charities and Corrections
provided turkey and cranberry sauce for
all under their charge, including the un
fortunates in prison. The Children's Aid
Society, the Five Points Mission and the
hospitals were liberally remembered to
day. Quite a number of notables now in
the public eye were in the city instead of
at their homes for Thanksgiving. Promi
nent among them was ex-President Ben
jamin Harrison. Having finished the
business on which he has been East for
the past fortnight, he took the afternoon
train for Indianapolis, and so had his
turkey on the westbound train. This
morning, with his son, Russell B. Harri
son, he attended the Westminster Presby
terian Church. Ex-Senator Warner
Miller and his eldest son dined at the
OBSERVED IX TFASHIXGTOy.
President and Mrs. Cleveland Attend the
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 28.-Presi
dent and Mrs. Cleveland followed their
usual custom to-day of attending Thanks
giving service at the First Presbyterian
Church, of which their favorite minister,
Rev. Byron Sunderland, who married
them, is one of the copastora. Rev. Dr. T.
De Witt Talmage, who was recently ap
pointed a copastor of the church, preached
the Thanksgiving sermon. A large crowd
was present. On their return to their
country home Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland
stopped for a few minutes at the White
House. They spent the rest of the day
quietly with invited guests. All the mem
bers of the Cabinet, with the exception of
Secretary Morton, who is in Chicago, had
their Thanksgiving dinners at their homes
in this city. Secretary and Mrs. Olney
had their daughter, Mrs. Minot, and her
son a." guests. Logan Carlisle dined with
Secretary and Mrs. Carlisle. Attorney-
General Harmon celebrated his first
Thanksgiving in Washington by a family
eatliering. The Attorney-General, Mrs.
Harmon, the Misses Harmon, Mrs. Ed
mund Wright Jr. of Philadelphia, a mar
ried daughter; Master Wright, Eugene
Harmon and several relatives of Mrs.
Harmon from Hamilton, Ohio, were there.
The other Cabinet otlicers had no guests.
FOUR PJiISOXEItS ESCAPED.
Dvg Their Way Through the Wall of a
COLUMBUS, Kans., Nov. 28.— Last night
between 6 and 8 o'clock, four prisoners
dug through the south wall in the county
jail with a piece of iron, wrenched from a
bunk in one of the cells, and escaped.
Early this morning Will Parvm, a boy
sentenced to the reform school, returned,
but would give no information as to the
whereabouts of the others. Amos Vallier,
an Indian, charged with the murder of Joe
Big Knife, an Indian policeman, confined
in the jail awaiting trial, informed the
Sheriff of the escape of the other prisoners.
The fugitives are Sam Barton, C. J. Allen
and George Walker, Indian Territory
BJST FIXE TO Hill CLOTHING.
A. Sick Woman's Terrible Method of Cotn-
KANSAS CITY; Mo., Nov. 28.— Mrs. S.
D. Smith of 1307 Garfield avenue, mide a
horrible attempt at suicide this afternoon.
She filled a pail with kerosene oil. and car
rying it upstairs, saturated her clothing
and a lounge. She then set fire to her
clothing and laid down on the lounge, and
was terribly burned before assistance
reached her. She was 50 years of age and
has a daughter of 20 years, named Mrs.
Nelson. She had been quite sick of late,
and although apparently sane, has been
very disconsolate. The doctors say she
cannot live. Her husband was seriously
burned in attempting to rescue his wife
from the flames.
FOUJSD DEAD IX A HOTEL.
Close of the Career of a Wfll-Known Kan
sas City Merchant.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 28.— Between
9 and 10 o'clock this morning Rufus Suits,
formerly a well-known merchant on Main
street, was found dead in bed in the Mid
land Hotel, where he had taken a room for
a day. Mr. suits lived with his daughter,
Mrs. Edward Fulton, at 1622 Tracy avenue.
Mr. Suits owned the place, and since Mrs.
Fulton's return to Kansas City four
mouths ago, she has been with her father.
Mr. Suits left his home early last evening
and remarked to his daughter, "'I will
return after a while." That was the last
seen of him there.
Mr. Suits had lived in Kansas City about
twenty years, and nearly all of that time
he had been in the suit and cloak business.
His former home was Troy, N. Y. He
came of a well-known family, his father
owning extensive farming properties. In
Troy Mr. Suits established a cloak and
suit house. When he came here he opened
another store along the same lines, the
firm being the Kansas City Cloak and Suit
House. The location was at 719 Main
street, and there it remained for many
years. He was well known to all of the
town's old merchants.
CRUISE OF THE CORONET.
The Schooner Yacht Being Fitted
Out for a Scientific Ex
Plans to Observe the Eclipse of the
Sun From the Coast of
NEW YORK, N. V., Not. 28.— The
schooner yacht Coronet, owned by D. "Wil
lis James and his son Arthur Curtis James,
which defeated the schooner yacht Daunt
less in a midwinter race across the Atlantic
in 1886, and which has sailed around the
world, is being fitted out for a scientific
expedition to the coast of Japan.
On the afternoon of August 9 next, at 3
o'clock, there will be a total eclipse of the
sun which will not be visible in this part
of the globe, and it is for the purpose of
observing this phenomenon that the ex
pedition is being fitted out.
The chief observer of the expedition will
be Professor David Todd, the eminent as
tronomer of Amherst College, who has
been sent out by the United States Gov
ernment at various times to distant parts
of the earth to take astronomical observa
The yacht will sail from New York early
next week around Cape Horn bound for
San Francisco. Here she will be met by
the members of the expedition early in
April and the long cruise to the coast of
Japan will begin. The Coronet will touch
at the Sandwich Islands, after which there
will be no interruption in the voyage.
They Have a Mysterious Submarine
Little Shuawap Lake i 3 stated to have a
flat bottom, with a depth varying from 58
to 74 feet, measured from the mean high
water-mark. The deepest water found in
the Great Shuswap was 555 feet, about six
miles northward from Cinnemousan Nar
rows, in Seymour Arm, though the whole
lake is notably deep.
Adams Lake, however, exceeds either of
the Shuswaps, as its average depth for 20
miles is upward of 1100 feet, and at one
point a depth of 1900 feet was recorded.
In the northwest corner of this lake, at a
depth of 1118 feet, the purpose of the scien
tific explorers was defeated by the presence
of mysterious submarine currents, which
played with the sounding-line like some
giant fish and prevented any measurement
being taken. It is a complete mystery
how the currents could have been created
at this depth and scientific curiosity will
no doubt impel other public or private en
terprise to send a second expedition to the
scene, this summer to endeavor to solve the
riddle. As the height of the surface of
this lake is 1380 feet above the sea level its
present bed is therefore only 190 feet above
the sea, although distant 200 miles from
the nearest part of the ocean. Dr. Dawson
and his associates believe that the beds of
some of the mountain lakes in the region
are many feet Jower than the sea level.—
DID SHE GET THE BALLOON?
The Angelic Child Asked a Few
A handsome young woman with a
beautiful little girl of four years sat in a
crowded Market-street car yesterday.
"You've got on mamma's dress, haven't
you, Aunt Alice?" remarked the child.
Aunt Alice flushed and called attention
to a balloon man on the corner.
"Yes, the last time mamma wore that
dress downtown she bought me a balloon.
Will you buy me one, Aunt Alice?"
"Yes, if you'll be good."
"Oh, I'll be good. Do you like mamma's
hat? It makes you look awfully pretty,
"There, be a erood girl. See that woman
out there with a little girl."
There was a period of silence and Aunt
Alice breathed a sigh of relief. Then the
"Did mamma say you could wear her
pin, Aunt Alice? She wouldn't let me
wear it, 'cause she was afraid I would lose
"Yes, of course. Do be quiet, Nellie."
"Will you buy me a balloon then?'
"And I can carry it?"
"All right, then take mamma's parasol.
I don't want to carry it any longer, 'cause
I couldn't carry it and the balloon too.
Haven't you got any best dress of your
own, Aunt Alice?"
Aunt Alice yanked the little girl out of
the car by the arm and the chances are
that she got no balloon.— Atlanta Consti
Japan claims the oldest wooden building
in the world. It is a log storehouse in
Yara, which is now used to shelter some of
the Mikado's art treasures. An age of 1200
years is claimed for it. Some of the logs
are nearly worn away by the weather.
DESERTED THE WIFE
Discovery of a Man Who
Was Mourned as
IT IS A STRANGE STORY,
After a Quarter of a Century Mrs.
Ela Learns That Her Hus
band Is Living.
HAD AMASSED SOME WEALTH.
Fraud and Perjury Committed in Escap
ing From the Injured
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Nov. 28.— A suit
just filed here to annul a divorce granted
in February, 1872, brings to light a
strange story of the desertion of a wife
and the Drocurec^nt of a divorce by the
husband, whom fne wife has mourned for
dead for a quarter of a century, but who
is just now found living in wealth in New
According to the complaint of Mrs. Sara
Ela of Chicago she was married to Robert
L. Ela in Quincy, 111., February 15,1871.
They moved to Kansas City and lived a
happy wedded life, so far as she knew, for
six months, when he said he was going to
Leavenworth, Kans., to seek better employ
ment. She heard from him once or twice,
and then never again directly until a few
months ago, when she was astounded to
learn that he was living in Concord, N. H.,
and had fallen heir to a fortune of $50,000.
Moreover he disowned her and said he
had been divorced from her.
She employed a Boston attorney to protect
her rights, and he was here a few days ago
to examine the records of the court in which
the husband said he had obtained the di
vorce. It was found that the divorce wa3
granted February 17, 1872, and that it was
on the ground of cruel and inhuman treat
Under the Indiana law at that time Ela
must have made oath that he had been a
resident of the State more than a year.
According to the wife's complaint they
haa lived for six months of the preceding
year in Kansas City. The notice to her of
the suit for divorce was by publication in
the local newspapers, which of course she
She says that she learned indirectly about
five years ago that he had died in Califor
nia, and it was when she learned that she
might be the heir to property left by his
New England relatives, and began inves
tigating the matter, that she first knew
that he was alive and had obtained a di
vorce from her. Neither he nor she has
ever remarried. Personal service of the
new suit is to be served on him in Concord
in a few days.
Embezzlement of a Telegrapher.
DENVER, Colo., Nov. 28.— Richard S.
Haines, a telegraph operator in the em
ploy of the Northern Pacific Railroad at a
Dakota station, was arrested hero today
upon a fugitive warrant charging him with
the embezzlement of $1500 from the com
pany. He was located here by a special
detective of the company, who will take
the prisoner to St. Paul.
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