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VOLUME LXXVIII.-NO. 183.
CRUSHED IN A MINE
Eleven Men Killed and
Nine Others Badly
UNDER TONS OF ROCK.
While the Walls Continued to
Crumble Rescuers Bcavely
SOME OF THE WORKERS ESCAPED
Touching Scenes While Bodies of Vic
tims Were Being Brought to
BREWSTER, N. V., Nov. 29.— Nineteen
years ago fifty tons of rock fell into the
open pit at Tillie Foster mine, killing six
miners and maiming three others for life.
The six who met death were so horribly
crushed that their bodies were taken up in
shovels, thrown into canvas sacks and
hoisted to the surface.
From that time until to-day the hanging
walls, which rise 400 feet above the work
ing level of the pit, have undergone daily
inspection. If this inspection revealed
any crevice or other sign of danger, work
ing below was abandoned until the threat
ening rocks had been dislodged. The ex
treme caution exercised prevented many
Tnis afternoon about thirty men were at
work on the 400 level breaking ore
and loading the cars sent down by the
cable. About 3:30 o'clock the entire
northwest wall, appar«ntly containing
over 100 tons of rock, fell into the pit,
killing not less than eleven men and in
n'icting serious injuries upon nine others.
William Aspell and four others ran, they
knew not whither and escaped. Five
Italians also got out alive. The cable and
its car was not injured. Aspell and his
companions as soon as the bowlders
stopped rolling down the slope looked over
the wreck. They saw Patrick H. Murtha
struggling to get up. He was pinned fast
by a rock. They assisted him. The cable
car brought down three Italians who ren
dered further assistance. Murtha was
placed on the car, hoisted to the surface
and taken home, where he died thirty
Just as the rescuing car started on the
return trip more rock fell and it is reported
that one of the three Italians mentioned
was Jcillad- Tbe second downward trip
brought Patrick H. Kelley and James Mc-
Ginn. They organized tbe miners left in
the pit. secured tools and began to take out
the bodies. Rocks were thrown off the
bodies of Michael Gannon, Thomas Den
nis, John Fagan, an Austrian, and two
Italians. All were dead and horribly
Mari: Critchley, who seemed to be
suffering from a fracture of the spine,
probably fatally hurt, was taken home,
as was also Patrick Burns, who will re
Superintendent Tomkins and Foreman
Lynch received the bodies upon the sur
face and submitted them to the view of
the Coroner and a jury. Then under
takers caied' for them as the relatives and
friends directed. Darkness came on rapidly
and tbe falling of rocks continued to
threaten the rescuing party, when Mr.
Tomkins ordered all hands to the surface.
The work of taking out the bodies will be
resumed at daylight to-morrow morning.
The bodies believed to be in the pit are
those of James Fox, better known as
James Smith; James Clark, a stranger,
who began work on November 18, and
four Italians, numbers 13, 56, 331 and 234.
A great crowd flocked to the scene of the
disaster. First came relatives of those
who lived in tho hamlet and then followed
hundreds from Brewster and Cannel.
As the car raised body after body to the
surface the ' wails and moans of the
bereaved ones brought tears to the eyes
of the strong-hearted men of the rescuing
party and touched with sorrow the hearts
of hundreds of onlookers. The mine is
owned by the Lackawanna Iron and Coal
Company of New York and Scranton, Pa.
TO B EXE FIT LIFE-SAVERS.
Meeting to Draft a Sill in the Interest of
ASBURY PARK, N. J., Nov. 29.— A
dinner which was made the occasion for a
conference between the members of the
Life-saving Service and the Rev. S. Ed
ward Young, pastor of the Central Presby
terian Church , Newark, was given here
yesterday afternoon. The object of the
conference was to frame a bill for the bene
fit of the surf men, which it is proposed to
present to Congress. The bill will provide
that all the general officers, captains of
stations and surfmen connected with the
department shall, upon request, be retired
on half pay after twenty years' consecutive
service. It further provides that the
widows of captains and surfmen who die
in the service shall receive as long as they
'main widows a pension equivalent to
■if- half the pay received by their hu=
■ruls. Orphan children of captains and
rfmen shall receive collectively a like
mount until thuy are 1G years of age.
Another dense of the bill provides for a
chaplain for each life-saving district, or at
least one chaplain for every forty station
houses. It also restores to surfmen the
|5 additional per month taken from them
by the Congressional bill of 1894. The bill
w'iil be presenter simultaneously in the
House and Senate and will be pushed by
me Maritime Exchange, Board of Fire
I'nderwriters, the New York Chamber of
Commerce, the Christian Endeavor soci
eties and by many Senators, Congressmen
and prominent men from all parts of the
WESTERN JOZXE AGREEMENTS.
iUiad* that Are 0.-onnimj Under a Mul
CHICAGO, 1m.., Nov. 29.— Western lines
are laboring under a multiplicity of agree
ments. Already t lere are the western
passenger, the Chicago-St. Paul, the trans
> ontinental, the immigrant and the clergy
agreements— all separate and distinct and
none of them dependent for existence on
any of the others.. Today a beginning
was made of forming a sixth between the
trans-Missouri lines. When this is formed,
However, the new agreement will be
merged into the Western Passenger Aaso
The San Francisco Call.
ciation. It was originally intended that
the latter should also include the trans-
Missouri lines, but it was deemed more
expedient to go on without them and al
low them to come in later if they felt so
inclined. That they will do so there is
A meeting of the Western Immigrant
Clearing-house was also held to-day with
the end in view ot securing a Pacific road
OPERATING PRIVATE STILLS.
Farmer§ of Nebraska Secret// Converting
Thtir Sugar Beets Into
OMAHA, Nebr., Nov. 29.- A still owned
by Charles Reidil. a farmer, has been cap
tured in Sherman County. Whisky was
being made from sugar beets. The quality
was good, and fears are entertained by
revenue officials tnat other farmers are
engaged in the business, owing to the
large yield of sugar beets in Nebraska and
the inability of farmers to dispose of the
great quantity as rapidly as convenient.
Reidil claimed to have had the property
for fifteen years, but had only been mak
ing spirits for a year, and then only for his
own use. There was sufficient evidence,
however, to disprove both of these state
ments. The outfit was all made of copper,
of an approved pattern and was in good
condition. The still had a capacity of
fifty gallons a day.
WILL FIGBT A IfUEL.
Hungary's Minister of the Interior He
sign* for the Purpose.
BUDA PESTH, Hungary. Nov. 29.— 1n
the lower House of the Hungarian Diet
to-day Herr Andreansky reproached Herr
yon Perczl, Minister of the Interior, for
assisting in electoral abuses.
In replying to tne charge made against
him the Minister said that the accusation
was insolent, and used language that was
offensive to Herr Andreansky and the
The President of the Chamber finally
intervened and called the Minister to
order. After the sitting Herr Andreansky
sent to Herr yon Perczl a challenge to
fight a duel, which was accepted, Herr yon
Perczl temporarily resigning his minis
terial position in order to be able to meet
his adversary on the field of honor.
Bland Did *ot Lecture.
SAVANNAH, Ga., Nov. 29.— Hon. R. B.
Bland, who was to have ouened his South
ern tour last night with a lecture on the
"Sinele Gold Standard," met with disas
trous failure. He did not lecture because
there was nobody to hear him. The ex-
Congressman was extensively advertised,
but no tickets were sold and the theater
was not even opened.
The Gould-Xieolaus Case*
CHICAGO. Ilv, Nov. 29.— N0 deposi
tions are being taken here In the Gould-
Nicolaus case. The chances are that the
intention of taking them has been aban
WERE LYNCHED BY A MOB.
Two Negro Prisoners Taken
From Jail and Quickly Put
An Effort to Take the Pair From
Two Plucky Sheriffs Had
NASHVILLE, TSHV., Nov. 29. — Joe
Robertson and Ozias McGah, negroes, who
were this morning sentenced to twenty
years' imprisonment for criminal assault
at Lewisburg, were taken from the jail at
Fayetteville to-night by a mob of 300 men
and hanged in the courthouse yard. The
negroes reached Favetteville from Lewis
burg at 2 o'clock this afternoon in charge
of Sheriff Menefee of Marshall County and
four deputies. The whole party was locked
In the baggage-car, and the Sheriff was
endeavoring to get to the branch prison at
Tracy City with his prisoners.
When the train came to a stop at Fay
etteville, a mob of over 200 men, actine on
a message from Lewis burg, demanded the
prisoners. Sheriff Menefee refused, and
the crowd threatened to put dynamite un
der the car. The Sheriff stood firm. How
ever, when the engineer started to couple
up the train for the purpose of pulling
out, a stalwart fellow aimed at him with a
Then Colonel J. H. Holland and W. B.
Damb addressed the mob and urged them
to let the train and its cargo proceed. The
leaders declined, but after considerable
parley agreed to let the train go if the car
with the Sheriff and prisoners was side
tracked. This was finally agreed to.
Sheriff Menefee and Sheriff Sherrell then
held a conference with the result that the
officers and the deputies formed a hollow
square and marched the prisoners off to
jail. Sheriff Menefee also wired Governor
Turney for troops.
To-night armed men rode into town
from Marshall County, and after a confer
ence with the mob in Fayetteville stormed
the jail. They battered down four doors
and took the negroes out, with the result
stated. Not a shot was fired and few loud
words were spoken.
An Advance in Sugar.
NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 29.— President
Havemeyer of the American Sugar Refin
ing Company does not expect to see any
advance in the prices of refined sugar on
account of the destructive work in the
Cuban plantations. "The visible supply
of raw sugar in the world at the present
time," explained President Havemeyer to
day, "is 600,000 tons more than it was at
the same time a year ago.' 1
A tfarrnnt for an Absconder.
PROVIDENCE, R. 1., Nov. 29.— A war
rant for John H. O'Neil, the absconding
treasurer of the American Hand-sewed
Shoe Company of Omaha, was issued to
day. An expert is now at work on the
books of the concern, which are in a bad
and tangled condition. No estimate of the
p.mount of the defalcation can «?e made,
but it may run as nigh as $10,000.
Injured in n Wreck.
HUNTINGTON. W. Va., Nov. 29.—En
gineer Walter and Brakeman Harding of
the Norfolk and Western Railway were
fatally injure t in a freight wreck at Cant
berg Hill late last night, and several others
were seriously hurt.' The loss to the com
pany is large.
Heavy Silvr Shipment*.
NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 29.— J. and W
SeligßAO & Co. will ship 2G5.000 ounces oi
silver, M. Guguenheims Sons 100,000, and
Handy & Harmiiu and Zimmerman &
Forshay each 50,000 ounces to Europe on
the steamship Unabria sailing to-morrow.
SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 30, 1895.
TO TAKE TEN YEARS.
Completion of the Coast
Defenses Now a Long
SO SAYS DAN LAMONT.
The Secretary of War Reviews
the Progress Made at the
GOOD CONDITION OF THE ARMY.
Congress Asked to Make Better Appro
priations for the Payment
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 29.— Tbe
report of Daniel 8. Lamont, Secretary of
War, opens with a suggestive tabular state
ment of insufficient Congressional appro
priations. The actual expenditures for the
last fiscal year were $52,937,000, while the
estimates of the department for the next
fiscal year run up to $51,945,000, thus indi
cating a probability of a much larger de
ficiency than was experienced this year.
Regarding the latter occurrence Secretary
"A considerable reduction by Congress
of the estimates of the pay department,
which failed to take into consideration
various contingencies, and the enactment
of extraordinary legislation increasing tem
porarily the demands upon the pay appro
priation without making adequate pro
vision therefor, left the paymaster-general
without sufficient funds to meet the army
payroll for the last month oi the year.
"The situation threatened much hard
ship among officers and men, who usually
rely upon their monthly salaries to pay
current expenses. It was averted, how
ever, by an unofficial arrangement under
which the necessary amount was advanced
to meet these accounts in full aud the as
signments of the same are held by the
National City Bank, New York, the Secre
tary of War having assumed the personal
responsibility of guaranteeing their pay
ment. A deficiency appropriation of
$24,000, or so much as may be necessary to
extinguish the debt, is recommended."
The full strength of the enlisted men in
the army Is stated at 25,706. The Secre
tary claims credit for having during the
past two years "steadily pursued the
policy of restoring officers to their com
mands, and redncing, wherever possible,
the number of those on detached duty."
He considers that the most essential need
of the army to-day is the adoption of
the "three battalion" formation as recom
mended in his report of 1894. He says:
"The proposition outlined contemplates
an increase in the number of line officers,
involving an increase of salaries of about
$200,000. • This increase of expenditures
should be met and more than overcome
by reductions in the expenditures for the
staff. The present chiefs of bureaus in the
staff organization of the army are capable
and efficient men. They are in every way
worthy of the responsible places they oc
cupy apd zealous in the faithful perform
ance of duty. The wisdom, however, of
continuing the present system of selection
may well be questioned.
"Tdere is nothing in the nature of the
duties of some of the staff corps that
should forbid the presumption that com
petent officers could be found for these
duties in the line or in otner branches of
the staff. In the case of the engineer,
ordnance and medical departments, whose
duties are largely technical, no change
from the existing method of filling vacan
cies in the grade of brigadier-general is
suggested, but in respect to all other staff
corps and in the departments the class
eligible for selection to the head of each
should embrace the whole army, line and
Secretary Lamont quotes President Cleve
land's message of 1886 in regard to our
defenseless seacoasts and says:
"The various factors in the scheme of
defense have been so accurately deter
mined that for the first time it is possible
to forecast from what has been accom
plished the time and enterprise required
to complete the project with existing
facilities. We have established and
equipped a gun factory able to turn out
yearly thirty-five guns of the types re
quired, or enough to arm the eighteen
posts enumerated within ten years. It is
complete — except as to the provisions for
finishing and assembling 16-inch guns, the
expediency of which is still questioned.
We have, moreover, by contract, con
tributed toward the establishment of a
private plant for the manufacture of guns,
which in time will be able to meet an un
usual demand that could not be supplied
by the Watervliet gun factory.
"We have established a plant for the
manufacture of gun-carriages, which, with
the aid of private establishments, can
supply the carriages required as rapidly as
emplacements for guns and mortars are
completed. The development of a satis
factory type of a 12 inch disappearing gun
carriage is alone lacking in the mechanism
of coast defense, and without doubt Ameri
can ingenuity will supply that desired
"But at only three of the eighteen posts
considered have completed features of de
fense been established. New York has two
12-'nch guns and sixteen 12-inch mortars.
San Francisco has one 12-inch gun and
sixteen 12-inch mortars, and Boston lias
sixteen 12-inch mortars in positfon. It rests
with Congress to determine by its appro
priations the period which shall elapse
before our coasts shall be put in a satisfac
tory position of defense. The amount re
quired is about $^2,000,000, and the entire
work can be completed within ten years."
An interesting feature of the report is the
statement of the Secretary that never in its
history has the present condition of the
army been surpassed. It is better fed,
clothed and housed, and the policy of pro
moting the personal comfort of the officers
and men has resulted in a devotion that is
everywhere apparent. The health record
of the army for the year is the best annual
statement ever consolidated from the re
turns of the medical officers, and a very
significant decrease in tne number of
conrt-martials for the year corroborates the
reports from all officers and shows a note
worthy improvement in the morale and
discipline of the army.
OCIALISTS CAUSED JL BCE\E.
Propoiitiont to Honor Duma*' Memory
Beaten by the Deputies.
PARIS, France, Nov. 29.— 1t is an
nounced to-night that the funeral of M.
Dumas will be private and that his family
will meet all the expenses. This will be
in accordance with the wishes of the
deceased, who desired that his funeral
should be a quiet one, with no military
honors and no speeches at the grave. Not
withstanding his wiah that there be no
flowers sent, bis friends and admirers are
sending great quantities of them to his
A scene occurred to-day at the meeting
of the municipal council when M. Bom
bard, the president, who is also a member
of the Chamber of Deputies, proposed
that a delegation attend the funeral
and that a street be named after M.Dumas.
The socialist members of the council
violently opposed both propositions, owing
to M. Dumas having attacked them and
the republic in 1871. Some denounced
him as a coward for insulting the heroes
of the Commune. A motion of condolence
was lost and the order of the day was car
ried by a vote of 38 to 30.
STOTPEI* OH A WRIT.
Chicago Chinese Hare Learned the Art of
CHICAGO, 1u... Nov. 29.— While Deputy
United States Marshal Steams of Rutland,
Vt., was staying over here between train
time, having in custody , three Chinamen
who " had been ordered deported from
Tacoma, he found his hands tied legally
by a writ secured from United States ■
Judge Grosscupby the big men of China
town calling for the production of the
three prisoners in court this morning.
The Marshal was about to take his pris
oners from a police station to the depot
when stopped by the writ.
In court Sam Moy, Chicago's chief
Chinaman, swore that two of the Vermont
prisoners, were old citizens of New York
and the other came from Boston. Judge
Grosscup refused to grant a writ of habeas
corpus, but allowed an appeal, which keeps
the Chinamen here. ' '
RETIRE LEGAL TENDERS
That Will Be President Cleve
land's Chief Recommendation
in His Message.
He Will Also Point Out the Evils
Connected With the Gold
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 29.-Presi
dent Cleveland'^ message to Congress is
finished and parts of it were read to the
members of the Cabinet at to-day's meet
ing. It will be printed Sundajr at the
Government Printing Office under the
personal supervision of the Government
printer and sent out to the press in the
I usual way. The message is a little longer
than that of last year and contains more
original matter from the President's pen,
while the reviews of department reports
are briefer than was the case with last
The chief feature of this message is the
President's recommendation that legal
tender be retired. On this point Mr. Cleve
land is explicit and emphatic. Members
of the Cabinet, without divulging any of
the contents of the document, say the
President has done this part of his work
in his most vigorous style. They are con
fident it will make a deep impression on
In addition to pointing out the evils
connected with an effort to maintain a
gold reserve and a very large circulation of
demand notes payable in gold, which must
be paid out as often as redeemed, the
President will in a general way indicate
what might be an adequate remedy, to
wit: Retirement of these notes with
bonds, which could be used as the basis for
such additional bank circulation as may
Secretary Carlisle's report to be pre
sented to Congress Monday will take a
hopeful view of the treasury outlook so
far as the National revenues are con
cerned. It will show a strong proba
bility of the revenues now pro
vided for being sufficient to meet ali
the requirements of the Government un
less the appropriations should be increased
by the new Congress. The President and
Secretary of the Treasury are determined
to keep the question of retirement of Jegal
tenders and revenue as distinct as possible.
WEEKS OPPOSES HARRISON.
Soya It Would Be Unwise to Nominate
CHICAGO, 111., Nov. 29. —John D.
Weeks of Pennsylvania, who was treas
urer of the Republican National Commit
tee during the Blame campaign, now
editor of the American Manufacturer and
Iron World, declared in an interview here
to-day that the nomination of Benjamin
Harrison for the Presidency would be ex
ceedingly unwise, because "he has for his
enemies all the party leaders in Pennsyl
vania." Mr. Weeks added:
"I lay this enmity to Mr. Harrison's
discourtesy. There may be a few party
men in Pittsburg who admire him, but he
is opposed by the State at large. Reed,
McKinley or Allison would please the peo
ple of Pennsylvania."
Mr. Weeks is here as president of the
tax conference to address the Civic Feder
ation on taxation reforms.
Hanged in a County Jail.
DECATUR, 111., Nov. 29.— Charles M.
(Pacer) smith was hanged to-day in the
corridor of the County Jail in the presence
of 300 persons. Smith was nervy to the
last and died while repeating the Lord's
Player. To-day Smith confessed that he
took part in the torture and robbery of
William Florry in 1884. He located the
money, but would not give the names of
the people who aided in the job.
Accept* the Presidency.
CHICAGO, 111., Nov. 29.— E. P. Ripley,
who returned from New York Wednesday
night, toid a reporter to-night that he had
accepted the presidency of the Atchison,
Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company.
Mr. Ripley did not know when he would
assume his new office, as it is not known
when the road will be in the hands of the
new company. The date for selling the
road is December 10,
WERE NOT PROTECTED
Despite the Promises of
the Porte Missionaries
MANY VILLAGES RAIDED.
Atrocious Acts Committed by
the Lawless Hamedieh
PERSIAN TOWNS WERE LOOTED-
In One Instance Turkish Regulars
Remained Ready to Participate
in the Plunder.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Turkey, Nov. 29.—
Despite the Porte's repeated ptomises to
the American Minister, Mr. Terrell, the
missionaries at Marash were not afforded
protection until eight hours after the
second terrible massacre at that place,
during which the American Theological
Seminary was plundered and burned. The
missionaries reported on November 26 that
they were safe, but since then nothing has
been heard of them. The non-arrival of
letters giving details of the disorders at
Harpoot and Marsovan on November 10
and 13 creates the belief that the mission
aries' mail has been stopped.
It is announced from Erzeroum that the
Government has instituted a commission
to compel the restitution of their property
to the Armenians who were robbed during
the disorders there. Some prominent Ar
menians are members of the commission.
The Government has agreed to the ap
pointment of a committee to receive dona
tions for the relief of the needy Armenians.
LONDON, Ekg., Nov. 29.— The Times
will to-morrow publish a dispatch from
Julfa, dated November 28, saying that the
Armenian villages between Persia and
Van, probably to the number of forty-six,
have been destroyed by the Hamidieh cav
alry. All reports say that the number of
persons killed was very large. The refu
guees are mostly going to the city of Van.
There will probably be a massacre in Van
Reports say that the Hamidieh cavalry
are raiding the entire province of Van and
committing horrible atrocities. Many
women have been carried to the moun
tains. Van is the only place that has been
untouched by the Kurds, who are seizi ng
large numbers of sheep and cattle. The
whole population of the village of Jurta
lon, numbering 200, have been killed.
The Hamedieh cavalry attacked Kotomr,
a Persian village, but were repulsed by the
garrison in the fort. The Turkish regulars
waited outside the village to join in the
prospective plunder. After being repulsed
the Hamidieh cavalry destroyed a small
Armed bands of Armenians are entering
Van from Persia. One band fought the
Hamidieh cavalry for two days near Serai.
Many are reported to have been killed.
The cavalry withdrew and plundered and
destroyed Serai. Many Nestorians in the
Basbkoh district are reported to have been
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 29.— The
State Department has advices by cable
from Minister Teirell that the mission
school of science at Marash was burned on
the 19th inst., but that the missionaries
are safe. He also telegraphs that the
Aintab College is protected. Both of these
are American institutions.
FEARS FOR HIS RELATIVES.
A San Bernardino Man's Mission to the
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., Nov. 29.—
Malcom Stone, an Armenian business
man of this city, is preparing to visit the
scene of the terrible atrocities committed
upon Armenian Christians. He has been
here about four years, has become an
American citizen and will go through
Washington to secure papers from the
l^tate Department to aid his mission. He
is hourly expecting a cablegram from Con
stantinople. His family and near rela
tives reside in Harpoot, a magnificent city
where thousands were murdered and vast
Stone's latest advices are that the es
caped missionaries from Harpoot are en
route to Constantinople, and he will be
notified if hia friends still live, which he
hardly dares hope, as they were prominent
Christians. His brother was a professor
in college. If there Is a chance of their be
ing alive, he will start at once and attempt
When Stone came, with several members
of his family, to join relatives here, he ex
perienced difficulty in getting out of
Turkey, but succeeded by the aid of Amer
CANNOT TRACE FRAUDS
Investigators in Newfoundland
Have Been Unable to Trace
Detectives Discover That the Guilty
Persons Have Fled to the
ST. JOHNS, New Foundland, Nov.
29.— The investigating committee ap
pointed by the authorities to make an in
vestigation of the enormous smuggling
and banking frauds made its partial re
port to-day. It has been almost impos
sible to in any way gain accurate informa
tion as to the exact amount of the steal
ings, as the embezzlers have taken the
most careful means of covering up the
tracks of their frauds.
The attention of the investigating com
mitttee has been confined entirely thus far
to an inspection of the defunct Union
Bank, as the largest ioser, in addition to
being the leading bank of the colony.
Here, without a single exception, every one
of the officers were implicated, and as they
have skipped the country no information
can be obtained from that source. Nearly
all the books in the business of the bank
have been destroyed, and not a single
record of the fraudulent accounts can be
The special crown detectives who were
placed on the track or the absconding bank
officers returned to-day with the informa
tion that they were undoubtedly in the
United States. It is positively known that
they were en route to Mexico, and every
effort will be made to stop them before
they leave the United States, and in the
event of their being captured by the au
thorities extradition papers will be gotten
out at once.
Meanwhile the results of these frauds
are painfully apparent. Nearly the entire
amount of tne funds in the defunct banks
were the savings of the fisheries, and with
their failure the destitution is sure to be
terrible. Among the poorer classes al
ready the effects of the famine have begun
to tell, and even the horrors of last winter
promise to be surpassed this.
The greater part of the fishing fleet is
owned by large corporations, and the fish
ermen who have purchased schooners with
a heavy mortgage find themselves unable
to meet their payments by reason of the
loss of all their funds, and even after the
winter has passed by the fishine; industry
will be seriously crippled. The authorities
received a special cablegram from the
British Colonial Office to-day saying that
every effort would be made to stem off the
horrors of a famine, and several shiploads
of supplies will be sent immediately.
ANCHORED NEAR THE SANOS.
The Belgian Packet Rapide Will Be Wracked
if Her Anchors Fail to
LONDON, Eug., Nov. 29.— The Belgian
packet Rapide was due to arrive at Dover
at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, but she did
not get in and nothing was heard from her
until this evening, when a pilot landed
from the steamer Lancashire and reported
the Rapide was anchored near the Good
win Sands, it is assumed that an accident
occurred to her machinery. She has
twenty passengers on board and a tug
started from Dover to take them and her
mails off. Up to midnight the tug had not
arrived back. There is a high wind blow
ing and a heavy sea running, and the
weather conditions are getting worse
The wind is blowing toward the Good
win Sands, which is one of the most dan
gerous places along the English coast.
The position of the Rapide is dangerous
and there is much anxiety concerning her
safety. She will be all right as long as her
anchors and cables hold, but should the
former drag or the latter part the steamer
will undoubtedly go on the sands, when
there would not be one chance in a hundred
of saving her.
NINE PRELATES ELEVATED
New Cardinals Created at a
Secret Consistory at the
His Holiness the Pope Also Created
Twenty-Four Additional Italian
ROME, Italy, Nov. 29.— A secret con
sistory was held at the Vatican to-day
over which the Pope presided. The Bes
sion ended at noon, when it was an
nounced that his Holiness was in fair
health and bad made a speech of some
length, eulogizing the new ICardinals
whom the consistory had elevated at the
The prelates elevated to the cardinalate
by the consistory were Archbishop Sem
bratowicz of Lemberg, Austria ; Arch
bishop Haller of Salzburg, Austria; Arch
bishop Cascajeres y Azara of Valladolid,
Spain; Archbishop Boyer of Bourges,
France; Monsignor Gotti, Archbishop of
Petra; Archbishop Satolli, apostolic dele
gate to the United States; Bishop Cas
sanas y Pages of Sco de Urgel, Spain,
Bishop Manara of Ancona, Italy, and
Bishop Perraud of Autun, France.
The Pope also created twenty-four new
The consistory was especially imposing
because of the unusually large number of
The Cardinals in attendance were: Car
dinals Rampolla, Hohenlohe, Parocchi,
Lavaletta, Stein huber, Ledochowski, Ore
trlia, Bianchi, Mocenni, Macchi, Mertel,
Langenieux, Melchers, Galimberti, Di
Pietro, the brothers Vannutelli, Ruggerio,
Graniello, Segna and Verga.
Cardinal Persico, Secretary-General of
the Propaganda, was absent on account of
illness. The grand master of ceremonies
announced that the Pope would confer
the red hat upon the new Cardinals at
the next public consistory. The proceed
ings of the consistory lasted only half an
hour, owing to the Pope's becoming some
what weak from fatigue.
The allocution pronounced by th,e Pope
at the consistory will be published to-mor
row. His Holiness alluded to the situation
in the East and said he was thoroughly
aware of its gravity. The Holy See, he
added, was never indifferent to the condi
tion of the Armenians and desired to see
the various peoples of Turkey governed on
an equality and with equity.
JOIJS'ISG THE VEXEZUELAXB.
Great Disorder Among Colombian Troops
on the Frontier.
BOGOTA, Colombia, Nov. 29.— The great
est disorder prevails among the troops on
the frontier of Venezuela, who are threat
ening a revolution. Many are deserting
daily and joining the Venezuelan revolu
tionists. Last Monday one entire com
pany of soldiers attempted to seize two
cannons and other arms across the line.
Colonel Gamiochipi, being forewarned of
this attempt, took precautions. The con
spirators, seeing that they were discovered,
made a dash. In the fight forty-seven
were killed, while the others were forced
back, and, refusing to surrender, were shot
down in cold blood. The entire number
killed exceeds 250.
Riots of Canal Laborers.
COLON, Colombia, Nov. 29. — A re
port is current here that the newly arrived
laborers engaged in the work upon the
Panama canal at Culebra have become
riotous, claiming that they ought to re
ceive $1 50 per day. One hundred soldiers
were ordered to Culebra to quell the dis
turbance and preserve peace. Many ar
rests are said to have been made.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
MAIMED AT FOOTBALL
One Player So Severely
Injured That He Is
HURT IN A SCRIMMAGE.
Paralyzed From Head to Foot
by Both Teams Piling on
Top of Him.
EUREK&'S CAPTAIN INJURED.
No Bad Feeling Between the Elevens
but Professionals Mixed With
WICHITA, Kanr., Nov. 29.— In a foot
ball game at Eureka, Kans, yesterday be
tween the Southern Kansas Academy
eleven of that place and the Lewis Acad
emy team of Wichita, Jesse Jenne of
Eureka was so severely injured that he i 3
lying at the point of death and cannot
survive the night. Captain Mason, also ol
Eureka, is suffering from injuries which
may prove fatal, though there are strong
hopes of his recovery.
Jenne, who was quarterback, was in
jured during the third scrimmage. Herbert
Reed was captain of the Wichita eleven,
and his men were shoving him through
Eureka's rush-line when Jenne fell with
both teams on top of him. He was found
with his head bent under his breast, uncon
scious and was borne off the Held. He re
gained consciousness in half an hour, but
was paralyzed from his head down, and so
After the accident a substitute was put
in and the game continued. Just at the
end of the first half of the game Mason,
captain of the Eureka eleven, as he was
carrying the ball trying to make an end
run, was tackled and fell heavily on hia
I face, losing consciousness. Subsequently
! he became delirious and was carried to his
Another man was substituted for Mason
I and the game went on, closing with a
! score of 4t06 in favor of Wichita. There
I was no ill feeling between the elevens and
i the responsibility for the tragic results of
the game is shared equally. Only non
; professionals were to have taken part ia
; the game, but the Eureka students, con
trary to the agreement, were re-enforced
by two professionals. Griff and Kriebie,
who played with the second team of the
Kansas State University. It is believed
that Baker University was represented by
one player in the Eureka eleven, bat this
is not definitely known.
The Lewis Academy eleven were so
grieved over the day's disaster that they
permanently disbanded immediately on
reaching Wichita. They have never been
THERE ARE NO MIRACLES.
At Least That Is the Opinion
of Colonel Robert G.
Says Schlatter Is Insane and Those
Who Believe in Him Are in
the Same State.
LINCOLN, Nebe., Nov. 29.— Colonel
Robert G. Ingersoll arrived in the city to
day and before the hour for his lecture at
the opera-house this evening held an in
formal reception at his hotel. Answering
the query of a reporter as to what he
thought of Schlatter, he said:
"I think it is a craze. Schlatter is in*
sane and the people who believe in him
are in the same condition. The miracle
workers of the world, if honest, have been
insane. This is a natural world. The
supernatural does not exist. No miracle
ever was or ever will be performed."
'•Who is to be the Republican nomine*
for President?" was asked.
"At present Reed and McKinley are the
most prominent. A good many people
are talking Allison, and I have heard
many say they were for General Miles. It
is probable that Reed will have New Eng
land, maybe New York and Pennsylvania.
These States have about 214 votes. That
will be a good start. McKinley will have
about the same, I should think, but no one
can tell what is to happen. A thousand
things not now known or dreamed of may
determine the matter. Maybe a dark
horse will be chosen. No one can tell what
luck, accident, awkwardness and design
When told to-night by The United^ Press
representative that Cleveland Christians
were praying for his conversion Colonel
Ingerspll said he did not care to comment
on that matter further than to remark
that on different occasions prayers in his
behalf bad been declined.
Fought a Duel to the Death.
MOUNT STERLING, Kt., Nov. 29.—
John Williams and David Rose, who were
wealthy stock traders of Wolfe county,
fought a savage duel to the death yester
day at Hazel Green. Williams was killed
and Rose died later. Tney had a dispute
English Bails Sold.
NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 29.— Griswold
& GilJett, agents of Charles Cammell &
Co. of England, have sold 10,000 tons of
steel rails of English make in this market
for use on an American road. This is the
first sale of English rails under the Wilson
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