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BIAYSVrLLE, KY., SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1895.
Over the Defeat of American
and British Consuls
TO OBTAIN AN OPEN INQUIRY
Into Massacres Delay Gives Chinese Time
to I'ropare For Defense Members oi
Commission Appointed to Investigate
Recent Outrages Are Virtually Prison
org John Hull Seems Indifferent.
London, Aug. 24. A special dis
patch, from Shanghai says that the
members of the commission which re
cently wont to Poo-Chow for Chong-Tu
in order to investigate the recent massa
cre of missionaries there are virtually
prisoners, and that Commander Newell
cf the United States cruiser Detroit has
gone to Cheug-Tu to consult with Mr.
J. C. Hixson, the United States consul
at Foo-Chow, who is the leading mem
ber of the commission, about the land
ing of marines for his protection and
for the protection of other members of
The Chinese officials are jubilant at
the defeats of tho American and British
consuls to obtain an open inquiry into
the massacres. It is also said that tho
delay is giving tho Chinese time to pre
paro a defense for tho prisoners.
Give but Little Credit to Information in
Washington, Aug. 24. It is said
here that "Ku-Oheug" is meant where
ever Cheug-Tu is used in the London
dispatch as Chcusr-Tu is the scene of
the June riots, mid is 1,400 miles from
Foo-Chow. Naval officers, though
without information themselves, are
inclined to discredit the information in
Acting Secretary McAdoo said it was
observed that dispatches of this charac
ter came by way of Loudon, while an
other high naval officer said that there
was an evident intention on the part of
Great Britain in the whole Ku-Cheng
affair to get tho United Sratcs govern
ment to pull chestnuts out of the lire,
and pointed to tho fact that there did
not fceom to be any anxiety on the part
of Great Britain to laud troops, or to bo
in undue has to to force an explanation-.
The navy department thought that if
Commander Newell had gone on any
such mission, the department would
have been notified. It was also said
that marines are scarcely ever lauded at
the request of a consul, especially when
there is a minister in the country.
Howevor, should there bo trouble of the
kind indicated, the United States has a
6trong force in Asiatic waters. We have
teveii ships there, some of them good
cruisers, our fleet including the Balti
more (flagship), tho Charleston, De
troit, Yorktown, Machias,Monocacy and
Concord. The last named four are not
very formidable, though good fighting
The new cruiser Qlympia will leavo
for the Asiatic station in a very short
time, as she is now being coaled at San
Receive No News in Kecurd to Statements
Washington, Aug. 24. The pre
sumption among the officials at tho Chi
nese legation is that tho protection to
the commission referred to is from mob
violence. Tho ofllcials, however, ox
piess tho opinion that ample protection
will be uiforded by tho local authori
ties without tho intervention of as
sistance from other Koveruineuts. Be-
sioes, it is not believed at the legation
that tho central government at Peking
would permit the lauding of marines
at the place whore the investigation is
to be conducted.
There is.wiowover, no news at the
legation in regard to the statements in
the dispatch and, in fact, there has
been no information received verifying
the report of tho appointment of a com
mission of investigation.
RS WAS A FRAUD.
Hut Represented Himself ns a Cincinnati
Manchester, Ind., Aug. 24. A
smooth-tongued individual representing
himself oa Dr. Barg of Cincinnati
swindled a number of citizens out of
various sums by selling them snido eye
glasses, and had it hoc been that ho
found a few patients of the real Dr.
Barg, would have carried, his scheino
fnrthur. After admitting himself a
fraud nnd his glasses worthless ho
quietly disappeared. Tho following is
a partial list of his victims: Thomas
Emerson, two pairs. $35; Mrs. W. H.
Baker, ono pair, $22; Mrs. Hannah Mc
Mullen, one pair, $12.50; Mrs. James
Kennedy, one pair, $3.50.
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To Fight the Saloous.
Cleveland, Aug. 24. An import
ant circular, signed by every presiding
elder of the Methodist church in Ohio,
has been sent to the members of that
denomination throughout tho state. It
calls for united political action on the
part of all Methodists in an elfort to
elect to the next legislature as many
members as possible who will fight tho
saloons. Tho circular states thut "spe
cial services" will bo called for by tho
elders ,in this connection in ovory Meth
odist church in Ohio.
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Tacoma, Aug. 24. Vice President
Stovensou aud party arrived from
Alaska. They are the gupts of John
A. Parker, at whoso residence du in
formal reception is being held. The
party starts east over tho Caundian Pa
SMALL .RIOT IN CHICAGO.
QfHrnrs llcaten Unmercifully When In Dis
charge of Their Duty.
Chicago, Aug. 24. A wagon load of'
police was required yesterday afternoon
to disperse a mob that hud assaulted
and surrounded Dotectivcs Ross and
McCarthy. The oflicors had been sout
to a clothing house whoro a sti-iko was
in progress to conduct two mombors of
a rival labor organization to a place of
A large crowd was in front of tho es
tablishment, and as tho oflicors at
tempted to leave with their charges,
they wore set upon and pounded un
mercifully. Tho officers drew their re
volvers, but tho weapons seemed to
have no other effect on the mob than to
incrcaso its wrath. A man named
Fitzpatrick grappled with Detective
McCarthy, and as Ross attempted
to go the assistance of his partnor ho
was struck over tho eyo with a stone in
the bauds .of August Johnson. Ross
fell to tho ground, and the mob closed
in about him. Ho was kicked numer
ous times and would probably have
been killed had not the sound of an
approaching patrol w:gon which re
sponded to a riot call frightened tho
Fitzpatrick and Johnson are uudor
Glllett Program Likely to Uo Curried Out
CmrpLE Creek, Colo., Aug. 24.
There is nothing to indicate any devia
tion from the program announced to
occur at Gillett today, and apparently
the bull fight will be held, despite the
threats and protestations of the Huinauo
society. The projectors of tho fiesta
exhibit have great confideuco that tho
governor will in no way iuterfero, and
they even claim that he may accept
their invitation to be present.
The governor has been in Colorado
Springs whero he went to p irticipate in
the flower day festivities. He is said to
have agreed to the bull fight proceed
ings if no cruelty occurs.
At Gillett everything is in readiness
for tho three days' carnival of sport.
The vast arena seats 10,000 peoplo, is
completed, and surrounding it is a
small city of refreshment booths and
The animals that are to tileo part in
the fight are hero, but are kept in seclu
sion, and it is not known whether they
are the genuine Mexican article or the
harmless American product. Tho cow
boys, Indians aud "scouts" who aio to
participate, aro also ail in readiness
The railroads have prepared to handle
an immense crowd of visitors.
Family Found in A Deplorable Condition
Osgood, Ind., Aug. 24. Mrs. Bob
Warner and two childron, whe live
about five miles south of here, wore
found in a horrible condition. A small
child died, and when some neighbors
went to lay it out thoy found it had
been starved to death. Tho mother was
lying nearly dead from starvation.
Tho only clothiug the mother and
childron had was pies of mealsacks.
There was no furniture in the room,
their bed consisting of straw piled in a
corner What cooking they did was
douo in a hole in the giound. The
husband and father is said to be a
strong, able-bodied man. The citizens
took the remaining child, a boy of 8, to
tho county infirmary, and the mother
will be cared for by neighbors.
Pittsburg, Aug. 24. The proscrip
tion departmont, tho most important
branch of tho flint glassworkors' scale,
was bettled today by the workers agree
ing to an udvauce of 4 per cent, instead
of 0 1-2 per cent demanded. It is in
tended by the manufacturers to start
their factories on Sept. 15, which is a
month later than they are usually
started. Tho wages of about 0,000 mon
are affected by the settlement.
Ford Is ou the Tramp.
St. John, Kan., Aug. 24. William
Ford of the Central News association
of London passed through hero yester
day ou his trip around North America
ou foot. Ho loft The Sportsman's office
in Loudon Aug. 11, 1894,'on a wager of
$2,500 to make tho trip on foot around
North America. Ho arrived at St.
John yesterday morning from the west,
and loft at noon on his way to Kansas
City and New York.
Tends to Weaken the Cnuse.
Ishpeminq, Mich., Aug. 24. The
miners and mechanics are leaving hore
on every train. Many of the strike
leaders aro going away quietly and
others prominent in the union contem
plate leaving at an early day. This he
gira of mon of influence tends to weak
en the cause of the strikers. It is esti
mated that between 400 and 000 mon
havo alroady left tho range.
A Pest. Appears.
Amlene, Kan., Aug. 24. The.droad-
ed Russian thistle has appeared in this
vicinity. At Gypsum City, southwest
of here, the weed has already mado con
siderable progress and is growing in tho
village 8tre6ts. The local authorities
are taking severe measures to blot out
the pest. It is presumed the seed was
introduced in cars brought from tho in
lie Avoided the Clergy.
Indianapolis, Aug. 24. Darnloy
Beaufort, or Brother Reginald, the
missing principal of tho Trappist col
lege at Gethsomaue, Ky., was here yes
terday. He ttvoided the Catholio
clergy, but was recognized while tak
ing dinner at a restaurant. Ho spout
mouey freely whilo hero and then dis
appeared. It is not .knpwi whore he,
United States Marshals and
the Christian Cang
HAVE AVERY LIVELY SKIRMISH,
In Which One .Marshal Wus .Mortally
Wounded aud Hub Christian Shot Tho
Outlaws llroho For Cover at the First
Opportunity Murshals Are In Pursuit
and Expect it Speedy Cupture.
Ardmohe, I. T., Aug. 24. An en
counter between tho noted Christian
gang, who broko jail at Oklahoma City
several months ago, aud have since
added to their numbers, and a posso of
United States marshals, in charge of
Ben Goode, occurred shortly aftor day
light yesterday morning, six miles west
of Purcell, in which United States Mar
shal Jake Hooker was shot and mortal
ly wounded aud Bob Christian shot,
but how serious his injuries aro can not
bo determined, as when his horse was cut
down from under him and he was shot by
Deputy Hocker, his brother, Bill Chris
tian, rodo out of a thicket and placing
his wounded brother ou his horse ahead
of him the two mado good time and es
caped. Hocker was shot by Bill Chris
tian. After Hocker received his wound,
the other marshals turned their atten
tion to the wounded officers aud the
outlaws saw a chance and thoy at once
broke cover and fled.
At 10 o'clock United States Marshal
Stowe received tho followiug tolegra.u
from the United States commissioner at
Pukcei.l, I. T. Aug. 22.
Send all deputies possible on first train.
Havo tho Christian gang surrounded six
miles west of hero. Fight this morning.
Deputy Hocker and Bob Christian both
shot. Quick work necessary.
This information created great excite
mont. The two strong posses of mar
shals, one in charge of Commissioner
Gibbons of the Paris court, were or
ganized aud left at 10 o'clock to join in
the chase. Tho latest advices from the
scene is to tho effect that tho marshals
are in closo pursuit aud their captuto is
TEXAS WHITE CAPS.
Negroes Leaving Delta County Without
belling; Crops or Lauds.
Paris, Aug. 21. A gentleman, who
has just completed a tour ol Delta
county, arrived in this city yesterday,
bringing news of fresh outrages com
mitted by Whito Caps in tho last tow
days. Night before last ho counted 00
mon nrmed with Winchesters and guns
pass the house whero he was stopping.
Evory negro has left tho county, not
waiting to sell lands or crops.
On Wednosday night Jeff Cole, an
aged an iuolFonsivo negro, was called
out of his house and riddled with bul
lets. Cole owned land and was in good
circumstances. His family left next
day without waiting to bury him.
White men who havo tried to protect
the negroes are being warmed to leave
and groat uneasiness prevails lest a
number of assassinations 'should take
Writs Will lie Sued Out For llaunock nnd
J Washington, x.ug. 24. Attornoy
Generul Harmon yesterday instructed
United States District Attorney Clarke
of Wyoming to sue out writs of habous
corpus for the Bannock and Shoshone
Indians who aro uudor arrest at Evans-
ton, Wy., for violation of the state
Attorney General Harmon hold that
tho hunting rights of the Indians,
which were obtained by the troaty
with the United States can not bo
abrogated by tho passage of state game
laws. It was for violation of tho state
laws that they were arrested. Attornoy
General Harmon was in Washington a
few hours yesterday on his way from
Nantucket, Mass., to White Sulphur
Springs, whero his family aro speuoiug
HE IS MISSING
And Creditors flavo Put an Attachment
ou His Property.
Warsaw, Ind., Aug. 24. Last Tues
day James Oram, a wealthy saloonkeep
er, drew several thousand dollars from
tho bank and said he was going to Fort
Wayno to pay off somo bills. Ho has
not been heard from siuco.
His creditors hore served an attach
ment this morning on his property to
tho amount of $(3,000. His friends,
however, refuse to believe that ho has
decamped and think that ho has been
foully dealt with.
Society Will Entertain Him.
New Yoiik, Aug. 24. Tho Duke of
Marlborough, who is but 24 years old,
and is a sou of the late duke, who mar
ried Mrs. Hamersly of thin city, ar
rived on tho Campania yesterday. He
will stay in New York until the yacht
races, incidentally he will visit New
port to bo entertained by society, and
then will make a tour of tho contiueut.
Was Appointed by Hayes,
Westfield, Mass., Aug. 24. There
is now but littlo doubt that John P.
Cowlos, whose yrlta resides in this town,
has mot death in South Amorica. It is
thought that ho, was killed during ono
of he insurrections in Grenada. Mr,
Cowlos was appointed in 1800 by Presi
dent Hayes, vice consul at Foo-Choyr,
China, and held that placo until nearly
tho olose of President Cleveland firsl
THE STATE OF TRADE.
Phenomenal Activity Helm; LNptuytMl In
Some Ind ml lie,
New York, Aug. 24. R. G. Dun &
Company's weekly review of trade says:
Tho volumo of business shrinks, as is
natural in August, aud the shrinkago
seoms rather larger than usual because
transactions in July wcro somewhat in
flated for that month. Somo industries
aro doing more than ever boioro in Au
gust, and the prospects for fall trade is
good in others, although much depends
on tho crops, nnd tho oiv.JOi.'rj is less
clear than speculators on either side are
disposed to udmit. Industrial troubles
havo not entirely ceased, but during the
past week have become much less
Tho prico of wheat has fallen 3 3-4
cents during the week, recovering u
fraction on Thursday, in spite of all
efforts to hold back supplies from farms
and to encourage buying. Wheat
ought to go abroad freoly at present
prices, but Atlantic exports, flour in
cluded, have been only 1,352,602
bushels for the week, against 2,01)1,764
last year, and for four week only 4,348,
632 bushels, against 10,937,447 last
year. Impressive stories of short cropi
abroad have littlo weight in tho pres
ence of such a record, aud tho absten
tion of foreign purchasers proves more
effective thau tho withholding of wheat
by western farmers, Naturally the 57
cent wheat of tho Pacific coast still
goes forward freely in placo of the At
Corn has also declined 4 ) -4 cents,
while pork and lard, with accustomed
inconsistency, rise a shade as corn de
clines. It is a relief to turn to mo great
industries, in which the enormous or
ders placed somo weeks or moutns a;jo
cause phenomenal activity for t.ie sea
son. In iron, notwithstanding some
uneasiness because tho output lias great
ly increased, heavy purchases by two
leading companies have advanced the
price of Bessemer 50 cents, aud a now
combination has raised galvanized
barbed wire to $1.80, whiio combina
tions aro bomg formed in wire roils and
common wire aud advance m prices ex
pected. Other prices aro nut-hanged,
and tho now orders for iron and steel
products aro not at presont largo.
In cotton goods tho demand is rather
more active as tho price of tho raw ma
terial advances, but otherwise tho busi
ness has not materially changed and
tho quotations for print cloths is a shade
lower this week.
Sales of wool aro again smaller thau
in 1802, and for the montn thus far
havo beou Ki.S 17,200 pounds, of which
9,121,300 pouuds wore domestic, against
19,072,9o0 last year, of which 10,316.330
were domestic aud 23,301,100 m tne
same weeks of 1892, of which 17,105,
000 were domestic. But the specula
tive buyers still hold prices very stiffly,
and aro supported by tho strength in
foreign markets. No marked change
appears, in demand for woolen goods,
but there is increasing apprehension
shown by agents regaraiug the extensive
sales of foreign woolens.
Failures lor the week have been 222
in the United States, against 234 last
year, and 43 in Canada, against 33 last
A Memorable Indiana Murder Cuso Is Now
Indiana rous, Aug. 24. Arthur
Brooks, who was sent to tho peniten
tiary from Wayne county iu 1881 for
the murder of Dr. Thomas Gause, was
yesterday pardoned by Governor Mat
thews. "Brooks was a stock dealer and
Gause was his family physician. Tho
two had been friends from boyhood.
Brooks toutid that his wife and Gauso
had beou visiting Richmond togetner.
Ho wont to Gause's homo, called him
out aud shot him. Ho was tit first sen
tenced for lil'o( but at a second trial his
sentence was for 21 years. Congress
man Henry U. Johnson was one of
Brooks' counsel. Tho legislature of 1&87
passed a resolution usking for his par
don. Mrs. Brooks has since remarried.
GOMPERS IN faNGLAND.
He Attended tho Debate iu tho House oi
London, Aug. 24. Samuel Gompers,
ex-presidont, aud P. J. McGuire, vice
presideut of tho Federation of Labor,
who are in England to attend the sit
tings of trades' cougress, attended tho
debate in tho house of commons yester
day as guests of J. a. Wilson, Liberal
member for Middlesborough.
In an interview with a reporter for
The Chronicle Mr. Gompers explained
ins mission hero and declared that ho
did "not roprosent any special party or
faction, and simply desired the estab
meut of iutersolidarity of labor between
all English speaking trade unionists
throughout the world.
Chicago In Total Darkness.
Chicago, Aug. 24. Tho hoavist rain
storm thut has visited Chicago for somo
time began shortly before 5 o'clook yes
terday afternoon and at midnight it is
still raining with no prospeot of cessa
tion. The entire central portion of tho
city was in total darkness last night
in consequence of the electric light
street lines having boon short circuited.
There has beon no light since 10 o'clook,
and belated pedestrians aro compelled
to gropo their way through tho dark
and muddy streets us liest thoy can.
Humors Are Kile.
Grand Rapids, Aug. 24. Although.
many wild rumors naye been circulated
all day regarding tho train robbers who
shot Detectivo Powers Thursday, they
havo not been sighted or (surrounded as
yet. One Buspoat has been arrested
noar Sparta, but the officers do not ,bo
liovo ho is one of tho men wanted.
Two men, who answered somewhat to
tho description of tho .train robber, waa
arrested refltardur at Alleaan.
FRENCH SLOW TO ACT
Eustis Now Carrying Out In
IN THE MATTER OP WALLER.
llelloveil That French Government Will
Slake Response to Requests ."Mado in a
Few Days- Hreuch Are Nettled at Course
I'ursued b.l Americans, but the Case
Must lie Considered Solely on Its Merits.
Washington, Aug. 24. Ofllcials of
the state department were gratified to
learn that Ambassador Eustis had made
a move in the matter of Waller aud had
carried out a portion of the instructions
which have been sent him. Tho de
partment has felt that its efforts in this
case have not been as ably seconded at
Paris as thoy might have been and
Ambassador Eustis explains in his dis
patch that tho delay has been due to
tho absence of the minister of foreign
Tho department believes that within
a few days tho French government will
make some response to tho requests
made for the papers in the case of Mr.
Waller. It is recognized at tho depart
ment that the French government is
not only slow, but that tho French peo
ple are inclined to be nettled at the
course pursued by the Americans as
shown in the resentment felt because
the commander of the Castin had failed
to salute the French at Tama
tave. It is thought that much
may be made of this incident by the
French in ordor still further to delay
the settlement of the Waller caso, but
it is probable that the United States au
thorities will not allow the two things
to be coupled, but will insist that tho
Waller caso must bo considered solely
on its own merits. The United States
has not recognized tho French pro
tectorate over Madagascar nor has it re
Consul Wetter, who is at Tamatave,
is only acting consul iu one sense, as
tho United States has never applied for
nor received an oxequateur from him.
Iu advising the commander of the Cas
tiuo not to recognize or salute the
French, the department presumes that
Mr. Wetter has taken the right course,
and knows what he is about, and will
act upon that assumption until some
thing to the contrary is learned. The
elfect this position of the consul and
the commander of tho Castiuo'may have
upon tho Waller claim is altogether
If French control is not recognized in
tho island, and in fact should be denied
by tho United States government, it
would deiiue clearly tho issue and make
the, claim of Waller indisputably from
an American view, but it is said that
such a position by the United States is
not necessary to the establishment of
the Waller claim, if Mr. Waller re
ceived his concession from a de facto
Tho Air Line Hotel Near Toledo ISurned
to the Ground.
Toledo, Aug. 24. Last night the
Air Lino hotel at Air Line junction,
about four miles from this city, was
discovered in flames. The alarm was
turned iu after tho fire had gained con
siderable headway, and when the de
partment arrived tho entire building
was in flames.
Nearly all tho guests escaped with
their uight clothes and three were un
able to get out of tho building. One,
Tim McCarty, from Hillsdalo, Mich.,
was taken from tho building soon after
tho arrival of the department, but was;
badly burned and died before reaching
the ground. There aro two unknown men
in the building, but their bodies can not
be recovered. The buildiug was a large
frame structure and as dry as tinder.
Several small buildings in the vicinity
were also burned, and tho loss will
probably reach $20,000.
TO AID CUBA.
The Kansas City Movement Receives Con-
siderablo of u Setback,
Kansas City, Aug. 24. Nearly 100
ineu, most of whom are laborers, yos
torday enrolled themselves at tho head
quarters of the Cubau revolution ro-
cruiting station orgauized hero Thurs
day. Leaders of tho movement still
show considerable enthusiasm over
the project. It was giveu a setback last
night, however, when General Jo
Shelby, United States marshal for this
district, mado tho declaration that he
would arrest any and ovory man who is
connected with the schomo.
It is General Shelby's son, Orvillo,
himself a deputy, who is at tho head of
Suit For Ilreuch of l'roniise.
New Yoiik, Aug. 24. Georgo Law,
tho street railroad president aud a well
known millionaire, is defendant in a
suit for $150,000 for broach of promise
to marry brought by Miss Josophiue
Mack. Miss Mack is 21 years old, a
locturor and literary woman, and has
studied musio in Paris. Colonel Robert
Iugersoll is her attornoy. Mr. Law
married Miss Olga Smith in September,
1894, after tho ulleged promise to marry
Admits His Responsibility.
Denver, Aug, 24. The polico havo
been notified of tho arrest of Elmer
Looscher, the missing ongiueor of the
Gumry, hotel, at Antouita, in the south
western part of the state. It is alleged
he admits that he and ho alono is re
sponsible for tho terrible disaster by
whioh 22 lives were sacrificed. Lioescher
will bo brought book to Denver.