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THE EVENING BULLETIN.
MAYSVILLE, KY., MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1897.
CRISIS IS THE ORIENT
It Now Looks af a War Was
ENGLAND OPPOSED TO RUSSIA.
Japan Stands Ready to Help Ont tha
Srltlih Government In Her Undertak
ing Forty Seven Warthlps In the Near
(Vicinity of Corea Awaltlnjr an Ultima
tnih Made Dy the English Government.
London, Deo. 27. A special dispatch
from Shanghai says: "It is reported
that 17 British warships are off Oho
mnlpo, Corea, southwest of Seoul, sup
porting tho British consul's protest,
really amounting to an ultimatum
against the king's practically yielding
tho government of Corea into the hands
of tho Russian minister. Tho protest
is specially directed against the dismis
sal of McLeavy Brown, British adviser
to the Corean customs, in favor of the
Russian nominee Tho news has pro
duced consternation at Seoul, whioh is
heightened by tho knowledge that Ja
pan has a fleet of 30 warships awaiting
the result of tho British representation
that Japan f nlly supports. Japan is
irritated by tho arrival of Russian
troops in Corea and it is believed that
sho will oppose them."
According to advices from Tokio,
Japan has offered to assist tho officers
at Pekin in drilling tho Chinese army
and to consent to a postponement of tho
war indemnity. Many of tho viceroys
and Pekin officials favor tho proposal.
According to a dispatch to Tho Daily
Mail from Shanghai, it is reported
there, from reliablo sources, that a Brit
ish forco landed at Chemulpo on Satur
day nnd caused tho reinstatement of
McLeavy Brown. Tho samo dispatch
refers to "A native rumor that tho
Union Jack has been hoisted on an
island in the mouth of tho river Yang-Tse-Eiang.
Tho Pekin correspondent (of Tho
jvTimessays: "Tho government refuses
Cto place tho Dikin under foreign control
as security for the loan proposed by tho
Hong-Kong and Shanghai bank, and
asserts that unless tho loan is procur
able withont this condition arrange
ments will forthwith bo made for a
Russian guaranteed 4 per cent loan of
one hundred million taols, to bo issued
at 03 not.
"Tho security would bo the land tax
which would remain under Chinese ad
ministration. China in return wonld
givo Russia a monopoly of the railroads
north of tho great wall, open a port as
a term'nus of a railway (trans-Siberian)
and would agree that a Russian should
succeed Sir Robert Hart as director of
Chinese imperial maritime customs. If
these conditions should bo permitted,
British trade interests would suffer se
verely." Tho Shanghai correspondent of Tho
Times says: "The sloop Phoenix sailed
Sunday under orders to join the British
squadron. Tho utmost secrecy is pro
served with rogard to tho latter's move
ments, but gossip hero suggests that its
destination is Ta-Lieri-Wan."
China Giving Way to Germany.
Berlin, Dec. 27. An inspired Chi
taeso organ published hero says that tho
oJiineso emperor, in order to avoid tho
reproaoh of having lost territory, will
lease Kiao-Ohau to Germany in per
petuity at a low rate with all tho rights
of sovereignity that England exorcises
H 0 RRIBLE HOLOCAUST.
A Woman and Her Nino Children llurnoil
" London, Deo. 27. A Mrs. Jarvis and
her nine children, tho youngest a baby,
were burned to death at 6 o'clock Suu
day morning in a four-room cottago oc
cupied by tho Jarvis and two other
families in Dixio stroet, Bothnal Green,
London. Tho unfortunate family occu
pied the upper floor.
By a strange coincidence Mr. Jarvis,
tho woman's husband, who had beon
suffering from consumption, died in tho
workhouso infirmary yesterday after
noon without having heard of tho dis
aster. Mrs. Jarvis earned a scant living by
making matchboxes, and her rooms
i, wuru urniu wn mnuniiDiimu muicniu.
Japan Diet DiMolved,
v W inminrnv Tliv 517 A lolotrrnm
has been received at tho Japanese lega
tion, announcing that tho diet was
R formally opened by tho emporor on tho
24th inst. A voto of no confidenco was
proposed in tho houso of representatives
anil the diet was dissolved on tho 25th
infll This result is ascribed entirely to J
aomesuo causes ana is tno preuminary
to now oloctions. as under the now con-
fc. Btitution a new diet must bo convened
f within Ave months after the dissolution
of tho old.
S ill! I ' hwiihiiiiiwii m
1 Mrs, Jonniq Fitllor fell dead at the home
.of her brother, J. 0. LeasUro, near Lima,
.Ohio, after eating n hearty Christmas djn-
rner. one, wltn other guetts, was singing
I a hymn at the time.
CAN OP POWDE1 CXPLODES.
Forty Fencing Hurt, hot Nona of Them
Abbeville, N. 0., Dec. 27. A crowd
of 100 or more men and boys were firing
a Christmas salute from an old cannon
on the ontskirts of town Saturday when
a can of 80 pounds of powder exploded
in tho thick of tho crowd. Thirty or
forty persons wero injured, but none
Tho cannon was fired several times
and then Joseph Finch, an employe of
the Southern Railway company, picked
up the powder can and began to roload
the piece. The gun hod not boon swab
bod, and tho moment tho tiny stream of
powder struck the heated metal thero
was a flash and the powder exploded
with a report that made tho earth trem
ble. A moment later there was a scene
that mado sick the hearts of those
watching from a nearby hill.
In tho smoko that rose from tho ex
plosion they saw human boings run
blindly hero and there over the hill,
falling and rising only to fall again as
they frantically rushed about, blinded
and powdered-burned, madly trying to
extinguish their flaming clothes. Those
who wero unhurt ran to the aid of tho
unfortunate ones, smothering flaming
clothing or cutting the garments from
their bodies. Ono man was blown or
rolled completely down the high bluff
200 f eot nearly to the river.
People in the neighborhood ran to tho
scene, and tho work of giving assist
ance to tho injured began. The hill
was dotted with blackened, groaning
figures, some of whom lay almost per
fectly nude. A number of injured wore
able to walk from tho scene, while cots
were provided and gentle hands placed
tho moro seriously wounded on them
and conveyed them to an old resideuco
near by, which was improvisod into a
Those injured worst are: Joseph
Finch, Edward Miller, John Inglo, Bar
ton Means, Clarence Ledford, Vernon
Sentoll. Charles Earwood, Hay Eaton,
Engeno Wynne, D. Bennett, Dexte- Al
drich, ' John Powell, B. L. Gowan,
Henry Mclntyro, Buck Trivett, Doll
Bishop, George Eaton, J. E. Hamilton,
James Warren, Frank Pratter.
Joseph Finch is the mo3t ssriouBly
hurt, his nose and mouth being torn
out of all shape, and he is probably
Clarence Ledford, who stood near tho
cannon when the powder ignited, waj
thrown more than 50 feet. His clothing
was torn or burned entirely off and a
part of the skin on tho forehead burned
loose. Charles Earwood and John In
glo also are seriously hurt, and others
probably will lose their sight or be dis
figured for life.
ONLY THREE PEOPLE INJURED.
4n Electric Car Rum Wild Down a Steep
Providence, Dec. 27. At noon yes
terday a Camp street electrlo car ran
wild and rushed down Olney street hill
with the speed of an express train and
shot across North Main street and into
the corner of a frame building. The
impact of the collision was so great
that some of the heavy iron work on
tho car was doubled up and the corner
post of tho building, whioh acted as a
buffer for tho runaway car, was badly
splintered. That the occupants of tho
car escaped with their lives is remark
able. There were about 10 passengers
in tho car at tho timo besides the motor
man and the conductor, Tho injured
Mrs. Sarah Malufsky, crushed and
bruised in tho abdomen and head cut.
Conductor I. F, Mott, shoulder dis
located and bruised about tho upper
part or the body,
Charle3 HolmeB, bruised about right
leg and back injured.
One of the most surprising things was
tho escape of tho motormau, Louis E.
Morrow, who stuck to his post.
SHOT AND KILLED HERSELF.
Another Society Woman of Washington
Takes Her Own Life.
Washington, Deo. 27. The recent
tragic death of Miss Lelia Herbert, tho
daughter of tho ex-secretary of tho
navy, is given as tho reason for tho sui
cide which occurred yesterday of Miss
Annio Virginia Wells, an accomplished
young socioty woman and daughter of
Mr. Lewis S. Wells, a well known at
torney. Tho young woman shot her
self through tho heart with her broth
er's revolver at the resideuco of her
father, 1311 N street, northwest.
Miss Wells had met Miss Herbert a
number of times, and was very much
attached to hor. Sho horsolf had boon
confined to tho house for four months
by illness, and this, combined with tho
shock caused by tho doath of her friend,
brought on molanoholia, which resulted
in suicide. Tho deed was apparently
entirely unpremeditated, and coming
immediately after Christmas festivities
in the hoiso, completely prostrated her
aged mothor. Miss Wells was 33 years
of ngo and very beautiful.
Death of nn Old rrcibytorlnn .Treacher.
Wilmington, Del., Deo. 27. Rov. W.
W. Taylor, aged 80 years, tho oldest
Presbytorian preacher in this Btato, died
yesterday. Ho was graduated from
Yale CO years ago. At one timo ho wa3
pastor of tho ohuroh which President;
MoKinloy's wifo's paronts attended, and
officiated at thoir marriage. In his
career ho had held many charges.
Go Away From Home For Now.
London, Deo. 27. A dispatch from
Copenhagen to Tho Daily Mail says tho
Washington exooutivo has mado over
tures to Denmark for tho sale of a nar
row but Hcarefully defined stretch of
laud in northwestern Greenland, whero
tho Americans intend to establish naval
and coaling stations.
A RIOT IN HAYAM
Cries Were Raised of "Death to
TWO HUNDRED ARRESTS MADE.
A Serious Encasement Has Probably
Taken Place Near Havana -General Go
mez It Again Making Uli Pretence Felt.
General Gomel Iuos an Ultimatum,
Other News Relating to the Cnuan War.
Havana, Dec. 27. Tho Christmas
saturnalia was brought to a close by a
serious not, whioh was quelled by the
police, who used thoir swords.
In accordance with their custom the
Spanish population gathered Friday
night in the Parquo Contral to celobrato
Christmas by singing sons peculiar to
various provinces of Spain and dancing.
Almost all wero armed with knives and
clubs, fights being frequent. A large
forco of police wore present, but there
was no interference with tho festivities
until about 4 o'clock, when most of the
crowd became frenzied from drink and
hostile cries wero raised. "Death to
Americans," "Down with Autonomy,"
"Down with Blanco," "Viva Woylor,"
I "Viva los Voluntarios," wero somo of
Then tho polico closed in and a squad
ron of mounted gendarmes drawn up
in front of the German club charged
with drawn sabers. A panio ensued,
the mob, in which wero many women,
fleeing in every direction, but tho crowd
was hemmed in on all sides by tho
police, mounted and afoot, who struck
out savagely witli tneir swords. This
continued until tho mob was thorough
ly cowed, many being wounded, and
then tho polico formed a cordon around
tho square and proceeded to mako pris
oners of the ringleaders of the demon
stration. Two hundred prisoners marched to
prefectura. Among them wero many
officers of tho voluntoers. On four of
the officer wero found bnndles of cir
culars declaring Spain's honor has been
compromised by granting autonomy
and railing on all loyal Spaniards to re
sist to tho utmost. Copies of these cir
culars were also found scattered in tho
streets tho next morning.
No further details aro at hand regard
ing General Pando's operations in tho
Orient, but it is expected that a serious
engagement ha3 already occurred.
News of tho result is anxiously awaited
at tho palace
General Gomez is again in the saddlo
and using all his efforts to prevent tho
grinding of cane. Work on sugar es
tates is practically suspended. The
proprietors of the Caracas estate, tho
second largest sugar plantation in the
world, have been notified that the slight
est attempt to grind will bo tho signal
for tho total destruction of this valuable
property. Six estates in Havana prov
ince wero burned this week.
InsurgontP looted tho town of Rod
rico on last Monday evening, carrying
away a lar.fO sum of money, in addition
to clothing and food. In Santa Clara
province trains aro constantly derailed
and traffic ip practically stopped.
Tho local papers publish a report of
the hanging of a prominent gentleman
in Pinar del Rio province. Ho went to
a rebel camp with proposals of autono
my and was oxecnted.
General Parrado, with his force, re
turned to Havana Friday night, aftor
a fruitless attempt to surround and cap
ture Colonel Aranguren, who is not
officially admitted to bo alive. Tho
rebels had all fled to Pinar del Rio pro
vince after tho oxooution of Colonel
Ruiz. General Parrado will tako tho
field again in a fow days.
La Lncha, in an editorial, laments
tho fact that there is no enthusiasm
among the peoplo over autonomy. Tho
paper says nobody dares to state in pub
lic just what ho thinks about the new
regime ; confidence in it is moro appar
ent than real.
A SUSPICIOUS VESSEL
The I'llotboat Somers X. Smith Cuardod
at Mobile, Ala.
SModile, Dec. 27. If pilotboat Somers
N. Smith of Pensacola gotB out of this
port with a filibustering expedition bIio
will have to run over tho onttor Soward
in the river and the cruiser Montgomery
off tho bar. Tho Smith was hero in
August last, was docked and black
leaded aud had a speed wheol put in,
also took off tho figures off her smoko
stack and went to sea at night bound,
rumor afterward said, to Cuba with 80
men on board and a lot of armB and am
munition. No traco of this expedition
waa afterward found, howover, and
William Bazzell, commodoro of tho
Pensacola Pilots' association, presum
ably tho owner of the tug, denied em
phatically that tho Smith was in tho
Two wooks ago tho tug reappeared in
Pensacqla and camo immediately under
suspicion, tho papers thero saying tho
cruiser Montgomery was on watch over
her. Tho papers also said tho Smith
needed docking for repairs, but that tho
Mobile docks wero too busy to tako hor.
Nevertheless, she arrived hero Thuis
day and immediately went on tho Mo
bile ways, at tho foot of Augusta street,
to bo repainted. Tho manager of tho
ways says tho paint on her does not
need renewing and is just as good ub
when put on four months ago.
Sho is said to havo been followed as
far as tho port by tho cruiser Montgom
ery. Telegraphic orders wore sent
her through Mobile Saturday night and
tho collector was notified to be on tho
lookout for filibusters. United States
Marshal Simmons wont on board tho
tug yesterday and had the boat searched
but nothing was found on board. Bms
ell, who 'ia here, vrithjtlio Smitlu wyf
there is no intention of filibustering and
that sho is merely hero for repairs.
Tho cutter Seward dropped down tho
river yesterday afternoon, and came to
anchor just opposite tho exit of tho ma
rine ways and lies thoro with steam up
and keeping an eye on the Smith. Per
sons up from tho lower bay report that
the cruiser Montgomery has been off
the bar for the past 24 hours.
Spain Talking About Wnr.
Madrid, Deo. 27. Tho Imparcial
urges that in view of the character of
tho reply of United States Minister
Woodford to tho noto of the Spanish
government in answer to the first com
munication of the American govern
ment through him, it is necessary to in
crease tho Spanish fleet as against the
eventuality of a conflict with tho United
CHICAGO COLISEUM BURNED.
One Person Darned to Death nnd Several
Have Narrow Kscnpes.
Chicago, Dec. 27. Tho Coliseum
building, at Sixty- third street uud Stony
Island avenuo, in which Hon. William
J. Bryan was nominated for tho presi
dency of tho United States by the Dem
ocratic party, was Friday night de
stroyed by fire. This is the second timo
that tho great structure in its history of
less than tlireo years has been laid in
Tho building had been rented for an
exhibition of a manufacturers' exposi
tion and was filled from end to end
with booths, all of which burned with
their contents. Threo hundred persons
connected with tho exposition wero in
tho huge structuro when tho firo began.
In attempting to savo their personal ef
fects many had narrow escapes from
N. H. Johnson was burned to death.
He was a fireman employed about tho
building. Ho had ovidontly remained
at his post until the last moment. Then
he rushed toward an oxit. Within a
fow feet of tho door an immense piece
of glass fell from tho roof, pinioning
him to tho earth, while tho flames slow
ly smothered him.
According to figures civeu by tho ex
hibitors and managers of tho various
concessions tho total loss is $702,350.
Tho principal losers aro: Coliseum
company, on building, $400,000 ; Colise
um company, on interior properties,
$100,000; carruolls and toboggans (F.
Hostock), 100,000; Biblical paintings
(Dr. Valentino), $25,000; Streets of
Cairo and Congress of Eastern Nations
stock, $20,000. On this thero was an
insurance of only $120,000.
, Fire From an Overheated Stove,
Sandy Hook, N. J., Dec. 27. Tho
office, storohouso, stablo and one of tho
lodging houses, all wooden buildings,
at Camp Low, wero consumod by firo
early Sunday morning. Camp Low
was established at tho former landing
of tho Sandy Hook boats. During the
cholera scaro a few years ago tho wharf
and platform were inclosed and roofed
over and several hundred passengers
wero kept in quarantine. The marino
hospital service abandoned tho station
last year, and tho buildings were pur
chased by a contractor who used them
as a largo boarding camp for tho em
ployed in building garrison quarters at
Fort Hancock. An overheated stove is
supposed to havo caused tho firo.
Struck Ily a Train.
Noblesville, Iud., Dec. 27. A otal
accident occured at Terhuno, a small
town northwest of this city Saturday
night. Mr. and Mrs. John Mooro and
Miss Clara Brattam wero returning
from a Christmas entertainment when
a northbound freight train on tho
Monou struck their carriage. Miss
Brattam's skull was fractured and sho
died at midnight. Mrs. Mooro can not
recover, Mr. Mooro was slichtly in
jured. Mr. nnd Mrs. Mooro were mar
ried on Thursday aud this was tho
first timo they had been away from,
A Very Sudden Death.
New Yohk, Dec. 27. Henry Hersoy.
a well known promoter, fell unconscious
in a restaurant last night aud died
shortly afterwards. Mr. Hersoy was 76
years, of ago. Joo Lemar, a civil en
gineer, who has had business relations
with Horsey, said that Mr. Hersoy was
a former president of tho Steel Manu
facturers' association, ani that he was
tho inventor of tho open hearth steel
Erocesa. For a year, it is stated, ho had
een concerned in a largo land specula
tion at Berry villo, W. va. Ho is said
to havo left a largo estate.
Biudoeton. N. J., Deo. 27. James
Bowers, an engineer on tho West Jer
sey railroad, was blown out of his cab
late last night between Husted and Pal
atin. Tho wind was blowing a gale,
when a sudden gust caught him and
whirled him to tho roadside. The fire
man backed tho traiu and found him
somo distanco off. Ho was painfully
but not fatally hurt.
Mother McKiuley's Will.
ff Canton, O., Deo. 25. President Mc
Kinloy aud his brother, Abner, aro
named as executors of tho last will of
Nancy Allison MoKinloy. Tho will
bears tho date of May 20, 1805. All tho
proporty, savo a littlo gift to a faithful
family servant, is beqnethod to Miss
Helen McKinley, tho daughter, who
lived with Mrs. MoKinloy at tho old
Ilesult of Leaving Children Alone.
Franklin, Pa., Deo. 27, Grace aid
Annio Nelson, whoso parents live near
hero, wero left alone in their homo lost
evening. Tho former fell into the grate
fire and hor clothing was ignited. Sho
was burned to death. In trying to savo
tho lifo of her sister, Annio was badly
burned and it is believed she can not
LOOKS VERY GLOOMY.
Present Situation of the Inhab
itants of Dawson City.
A KLONDIKER'S TALE OF WOE
lie Thinks There Will Surely Do Starva
tion There Thit Winter Output of Gold
Will De Greatly Curtnlled Because of a
Scarcity of Light Attempt Made to
Itelleve the Starving.
Seattle, Wash., Dec. 27. John
Lindsay of Olympia, Wash., who has
just arrived from Dawson City, says
there will Burely be starvation there
this winter. He examined into tho food
situation in a thorough manner, he
says, and after satisfying himself that
there would be starvation ho 6old his
outfit and in company with Frank Bal
laiuo of Olympia, Wash. ; Tom Story
of Victoria, B. 0., and Bob Glynn of
Seattle, started out out on foot, each
man drawing a Bled, carrying about 140
pounds of provisions. Lindsay says
that tho Dawson peoplo believe that
thero is no great amount of food at Fort
Yukon, as has been alleged. Tho river
rose sufficiently and remained opened
long enough to enable food supply to
havo been brought from Fort Yukon
and Yukon had thero beon any there.
The people of Dawson, believing that
thero was not ample food supplies at
Fort Yukon, refused to go there, pre
ferring to remain in Dawson. No moro
than 5J00 or 400 took advantago of the
transportation company's offer to tako
tho peoplo to Fort Yukon free of
When the miners at Dawson found
that no more provisions would reach tho
town by tho river route, they announced
that a meeting would bo held to tako
6teps for apportioning tho provisions in
the town. Those that hud plenty, they
said, must share with those who had
nono. Captain Cons tan tine, of tho
Nortwest mounted police, interfered
and told tho miners that no such thing
would be permitted. Tho meeting was
iLindsay says tho output will be great
ly curtailed this winter because of tho
scarcity of lood and light. Coal oil sold
for $45 a gallon aud caudles aro as high
as $180 a box of one hundred. Even if
men are able to work their claims, they
can not get light to do so.
These statoments aro borne out by all
returning Klondikers, quite a number
of whom havo reached hero tho past
week. Fow of them, however, take ns
gloomy a view of tho situation as does
Dr. B. L. Bradley of Roseburg, Oro.,
says that food is scarco, but he does not
think thero will bo actual starva
tion. Neither do W. B. King of Mer
ced, Cal. ; P. J. Holland of Butte, Mon. ;
Thomas Story of Victoria, or Robert
Glynn of Seattle, all of whom reached
hero last week from Dawson, tho most
of them having left thero on Nov. 2.
As an instance of the scarcity of food
in Dawson, Lindsay relates tho case of
Dr. Vansandts, formerly of Spokane,
Washington. Vansandts is an elderly
man, and beimz without provisions or
money ho offered a gold watch for a
sack of Hour. Ho could not get it, and
remarked to Lindsay : "God only knows
how I am to keep body and soul to
gether." Lindsay says tho hundred or more
miners are prospecting nt tho month of
Stewart river, but nothing is known as
yet what success they chioved.
Henderson creek, five miles bolow
Stewart river and 40 miles from Daw
son, is a promising stream, and it is be
ing developed this winter.
Tho weather about the Stewart ami
Big Salmon rivers has been bitterly
cold, 70 degrees below zero being re
corded at Major Walsh's camp, 12 miles
bolow the Big Salmon, on Nov. 30.
Tho Yukon river between Dawson
and Fort Polly fiozo completely over on
Nov. 18. Tho river is piled full of ico
in great ridges as high as an ordinary
house, and a roadway will havo to be
cut through it before dog or horso teams
can operate upon it. Tho outlook, there
fore, for taking supplies down to Daw
son in tho immediate futuro is not
Inspoctor of Mines McGregor left
hero a week ago with a number of dog
teams and horses to make tho attempt
to reach Dawson with about 20 tons of
Erovisious, but nothing has since been
eard of him.
THREE FIREMEN HU RT.
Ono Will Die as Itoiult of tho Burning of
a Dig Chlcngo Building.
2 Chicago, Deo. 27. Threo firemen
wero injured, ono fatally and two seri
ouBly, and $125,000 damago was dono
by a firo Saturday in tho 0-story build
ing, Fifth avenuo and Monroe street,
occupied by tho Knickerbocker Shirt
company and a number of other con
cerns. Tho injured oro: Captain Dennis
McSweeney, fell from sixth story whon
roof collapsed; injuries fatal. John
Kennoy, truokman; badly cut with
glaBS. Jamea McCambridgo, pipoman,
arm broken. F. A. Foster & Co., dry
goods, sustained tho heaviest loss,
Woman lladly llurned.
Canton, O., Doo. 27. Miss Clara
Shields, daughter of R. S. Shields,
former United States district attorney,
was severely burned at her homo yes
day. Her clothing ignited from an
opon gas firo placo, and her fathor an
swering her shrieks for holp found hor
in flames. Tho lower portion of her
body and HmbB wero sevorely burned,
but it is thought, however, that nothing
serious will result.