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WASHINGTON, D. Q., MONDAY MOBNTNGK SEPTEMBER 24, 1S91.
JAPANESE YERY RETICENT
No Intimation Obtainable as to What
Their Next Move Will Be.
CHINESE REPORTS UNRELIABLE
No Forward ovement in Korea Likely Until
tho Arrivalof Count Yamagatta Stories of
the Capture of Port Arthur Entirely With
out Foundation Case of Japanese Spies
TiCTQSii., B. C, Sept. 23. Additional gos
gip of interest concerning China and Japan
has been brpnght by steamers just arrived
from tho two countries. Tho accounts say:
Trustworthy news from the seat or war iB
extremely scarce. Fictitious reports from
China have been so numorous that little at
tention is paid to any military or naval news
professing to come from thsf quarter. Tho
Japanese on the other hand are so reticent
that no direct indications are to be had ,as to
what is in progress. It is, bowevor, estab
lished that ne forward movement would be
made in Korea until after the arrival of Count
Yamagatta at the front. . .
The period of inactivity may cease at any
time after September 10. Moreover it hai
been decided that no descent will be made
upon the Chinese coast until tho gathering of
the "braves" at Pbyong Yang shall havo been
disposed oL For the great operations they
have in view the Jnpaneao will need a con
siderable portion of their force now in the
peeiaeuhi, and ihey do not propose to with
draw these, leaving a Chinese army behind
to meoace-and harass the Korean capital.
But there are already In that kingdom flvo
times as many Japanese troop3 as would be
required to drive the Chinese flying. They
are not, therefore, insignificant, and ir needs
no gift of prophesy to foretell what will bo
done with them as soon as the preliminary
business is concluded. A really important
expedition is not likely to start witbiu a fort
night and it may be still longer detained.
POET AHTHOK SCOT CAFTUHKD.
Stones of landings at Port Arthur and of
the capture of that stronghold are told with
minute detail In Japan and Chinese newspa
pers, but they are entirely without founda
tion. The Chinese army kep5 itself well un
der cover, and the Japanese navy is holding
itself In reserve for work soon to come. The
only warlike transactions are in the nature of
rconnoissances and skirmishes in tho valley
of the Tat Tong River, and they are on an in
Tne ease of two alleged Japanese spies, who
Lave been Riven up by the United States con
sul general at Shanghai to almost certain
death at the bands of the Cbineee, attracts
much attention and causes no little ill-feeling
among Americans and Europeans in China.
These two young men had for some time been
pursuing ttoeir studies in Shanghai, and, like
the majority of the Japanese residents, were
in the habit of wearing Chinese dress. With
the idea of serving their country in some in
daaaite way, tbey undertook, at the outbreak
of war, to collect information which tbey
thought would bo valuable to their govern
ment. What they gave to tho government
has not yet transpired, but it is charged tbey
made drawings of defenses, and in conse
quence of which they were arrested by native
officers in the French quarter of the settle
ment. HANDED OVER TO THE CSITED STATES CONSUL.
Upon the Japanese consulate closing, it
was rumorod all Japanese remaining in the
country should look to local representatives
of the United States for such aid and advice
as could be unofficially vouchsafed. Expla
nations were given that absolute protection
could not be extended, but that something
might be done to rescue the foolhardy young
men from their perilous position. Tbey were
handed over from the French consul to tho
American consul-general, in spite of tho pro
tests and demands of the Chinese government
which insisted upon their surrender.
Mr. Jerningbam, consul general, soon dis
covered that tho suspected men had no con
nection with the Japanese authorities and
they acted wholly upon their own responsi
bilities. It is understood that after duo in
vestigation he was dispoted to ship them to
Japan, but on reporting the incident to Wash
ington ho received per-emptory instructions
to deliver them to Chinese custody. This, tho
telegraph announced, was done on September
6 to the dissatisfaction of the great majority
of aliens dwelling in Shanghai.
Tlie ordinary procedure with accused
foreigners, who have no consular representa
tive, is to bring them before a mixed court
under the control of a chief magistrate and
foreign secretary, but no one believes the
proscribed course will be followed in the
present case, unloss strong demonstration is
made by the several consuls and supported
Xev the ministers at I'ekin against the removal
of the prisoners from the settlement. 'With
out regard to this question of legislative pro
priety, it is ragarded as singular by Ameri
cans that their government felt It iraperntivo
to inflict what was eventually a sentence of
dath upon tho over-zealous Japanese.
LoMx, Sept. 23. A dispatch from Berlin
to the Times tays that a member of the Chin
ese legation, in an interview, said that China
cannot dnre to abandon Korea even if the
war should last thirty years. Besides, ho
added, the Koreans are still hostile to the
Japanese, as is proved by their refusal to con
cede the Japanese demand that they out oft
their long hair as a sign of their submission.
iBATTLE-SHlPS VS. CRUISERS.
Opinion of a Distinguished Naval Officer
in Favor of the rorrner.
i civ of the ordnance officers of the Navy
are prepared to accept the recent engagement
between the Japanese and Chinese fleets at
the Yalu Blver as a demonstration of the su
periority of fleet unarmored cruisers over
heavily protected but moderate speed 'battle
ships. One of the most distinguished of ord
nance officers in his record of work accom
plished, a man who has had much to do with
designing the guns and armor for our mod
era ships, speaking upon tho subject of tho
Yalu fight yesterday, was inclined to bo scep
tical as to the defeat of tuo Chinese battle
ships. Said he:
"Wo are still in the dark as to tho details of
the battle, but I will venture the assertion
now that not one of the Chinese battle-ships
was seriously injured, and that their loss was
confined to cruisers or only partially pro
tected vessels. And even the best of tho Chi
nese battle-ships is not a first-class vessel.
The Cbeu Yuen is a second-rate ship, about
like our Maine or Texas. But as it was, there
was only one reason, though that is a very
good oas. why tho battle-ships did not
speedily destroy all of the Japanese fleet,
and that n-ason is the Immense superiority of
the Japanese personnel. The Japanese them
selves fully understand tho value of battle
fchips, and have been making strenuous
efforts to purchase some. Irately they have
been trying to buy the Captain Pratt, the
new armored vessel built in Europo for
"A good deal of nonsense has been said and
written about the great ralue of high speed
unarmored cruisers, mainly by the private
builders, who are after the big premiums paid
for speed. I would rank excessive speed
about tenth in the list of valuable qualities
for a warship. About tho only advantage it
offers is the opportunity to a vessel to decline
an engagement. It will not help her even to
run away, after she is once in action, for the
difference between the fifteen knots of a battle-ship
nnd the twenty knots of a cruiser is
not enough to save tho latter after once com
ing within fighting distance. Sho could not
choose hor position for she would have to
move whenever the heavy ship came up.
'An expert naval commander on ono of
tho baltlo-ships can meet at onco and destroy
half a dozen cruisers and come out of tho
fight without serious injury, else all naval
opinion is at fault, and tho naval power
that seeks to got along without battle-ships
will certainly rule its lack of foresight in
time of war."
STORY OF A SYCAMORE.
Dr. Sunderland Draws a Rich Lesson from
the Trto of Zacheus.
Br. Byron Sunderland's series of Sunday
evening meditations at the Pirst Presbyterian
Church, together with the fine musical pro
grammes rendorcd" by tho First Church quar
tet, continue to draw largo nudlehees of all
denominations. Dr. Sunderland's subject
last ovonlng was "Tho sycamoro tree,"
drawn from tho story of Zacheus. as related
by Luke. From, chpptor 19, verse 4, ho took
his text: "Ho climbed up Into a sycamoro
He said: "The scene is laid at Jericho, and
thoro i? a great multitude around Christ.
Zacheus. a Tory small roun, ohlef of the pub
licans, Is suddenly seized with a great desiro
to see this Jesus that he hits heard so much
about. Ho knows that he Is too small, cither
to push his way through tho crowd, or to seo
over it, so ho runs on ahead and olimbs up in
a sycamoro tree. And pretty soon Christ
comes along and sees him and says: 'Como
down, for to-Jay I must abide at thy house.'
Zacheus obeyed promptly and took Christ to
his house. Then tho people that saw it mnr
mured because ho had gone to cat at the
hnuso of a sinner. But while thoy murmered,
tho sinner was already entering pnrodlee, nnd
In answer to their murmurs Cnriat said: 'This
day is salvation como into this house. '
"There are several things to bo learned
from this story. First, wo may learn that
vary bud men even the worst men may bq
saved. We don't know that Zacheus was ono'
of the worst men, but ho seems to have had n
bad reputation. But ho was saved, so wo
need not despair of tho salvation of any bad
"Second, we learn that a very rich man
may be saved: Zacheus was rich ho had
probably turned all his efforts toward amass
ing wealth, but now ho was ready to dispose
of bis wealth if it would give him favor with
Christ. This is an uncommon trait In rich
men, but It shows the strength and depth of
"Again, we seo what a transforming power
there is in the sight and company of Christ.
As soon as Zacheus laid eyes on Christ he be
gan to be saved, and his "snlvation was com
pleted after ho got In Christ's company. Wo
cannot fix our eyes on Christ or stay In his
company with an earnest desire to be saved
without feeling the result, just as Zacheus
"Again, wo learn that if a man wishes to
get a saving view of Christ ho must placo
himself In a position to seeJMim as He passes
along. But most people,' instead of doing
this, put themselves down into the crowds
and pits and snares of the world.
"Zacheus took a very matter-of-fact view
of the condition of things. He knew that he
couldn't see over tho crowd, so ho climbed
tho first tree that became to a very senslblo
thing to do. Now let mo ask you: " Is there
no tree in tho streets that you can climb?
Don't you know that if you want to seo
Christ there are Gods convenient sycamoro
trees of faith and prayer right at hand for
you to clfmb? But you must ru" on beforo
and RHcutofihjj cjowd. The church nnd
the ordinances of God's bouse are also syca
more trees that he has placed conveniently
for you. So if you are not In one, climb np,
and if you are in ono wait till Jesus comes
along." And Ho will see you and speak to
you and ask to be your guest."
PLENTY OF FIRE, BUT NO YJATER.
Flames Fanned by Wind Lick Up 51,500.
000 Worth of Property.
Pohtlasd, Ore., Sept. 23. Tho most disas
trous fire In the history of this city broke out
at 4:30 this afternoon in the dock of the Pa
cific Coast Elevator Company, and raced for
three hours, destroying property valued nt
nearly $1,500,000. All day long a heavy
wind has been blowing, and nine
alarms have been turned in. Tho
lire department was scattered about
tho city, looking niter small fires when an
alarm from the elevator was rung in. When
the engines arrived tho fire was beyond con
trol, and in half an hour from the time it
started, the docks for a half mile were on Are.
Nothing could bo dono but to let tho lire burn
The fire started in tho doek below the Pa-,
ciflc Coast Elevator Company's main build-"
ing and tho wind soon drove tho flames to
the elevator itself. Tho flames shot into tho
air 00 feet, making a beautiful sight in tho
twilight. The coal bunkers of tho North Pa
cific Terminal Company on tho west, were
next attacked and soon were a seething mass
of flames. On the east was the Oregon Bail
way And Navigation Company's wharf, 400
feet in length, and this, too, was soon on Are.
6$Thero was no means of getting water on tho
flreexoept fromtherivcrnndtho flreboat is an
improvised old scow and of very little service.
The elevator contained nearly half a million
bushels of whent.
The now plant of the Portland and General
Electric Company, which had just arrived
from Lynn, Mass., was standing in the yards
of the terminal company on tho cars,
not having been unloaded. Tho plant
occupied tho entire train nnd the
machinery was of tho most expensivo kind,
tho most of which was destroyed, nnd tho re
mainder badly damaged. Two hundred
freight cars, eighty of which were loaded,
were destroyed. The Oregon Railway and
Navigation docks held 1,200 tons of freight,
all of which was destroyed, with tho dock.
KNOCKED OUT IN 40 SECONDS".
George Pierce Finished T. E. Tanzin In
Just One Round,
Natchitoches, La., Sept. 23. George
Pierce, of New Orleans, in a finish light for a
purse of 8400, knocked out T. E. Tanzin in
tho arena at Cypress to-day, in the presence
of a largo crowd of spectators. When tho
fight commenced both men spurred for an
In a few seconds Pierco led and landed an
upper-cut on the check-bono with his left,
which ho followed with anothor In tho same
placo with his right. Tanzin staggered and
fell. When time was called bo was unablo to
stand up and tho referee declared Pierco the
winner. The flght lasted forty seconds.
Fifty Thousand Cases of Oil on Fire.
Brooklyn. Sept. 23. Shortly beforo mid
night tho iron ship Glenesslin, lying at
Watson's stores, Brooklyn, with 50,000
cases of koroseno oil on beard
was discovered on lire. The watchmen of the
stores saw smoko issuing from tho hatchway
and aroused tho mate. An investigation'
showed that the oil in tho hold was on flro
and soon tho whole inside of tho vessel was
In Favor of Amnesty.
Dcbltx, Sept 23. An immense meeting in
favor of tho granting of amnesty to tho Irish
political prisoners was held in Phoenix Park,
this city to-day. Addresses were made by
John Bodmond, Timothy Harrington, and
Dr. Joseph Kenney. It is estimated that fully
15,000 persons were present.
Bayard Among the Big Bugs.
Loxdos, Sept. 23. Tho Hon. Thorna? F.,
Bayard, American ambassador to Great
Britain, and his daughter are visiting tho
Earl of Levin and Melville at Glenferness.
DANGER LURKS IN DELAY
Key. Hcz Swem Criticises Dereliction
Anent the Stumori Fire.
OFFICIALS MUCH TO BE BLAiMED
It Was Their Business to nee that Escapes
"Wore Placed on the Building Great
Misery Would Havo Beon Avoided Had the
Precepts of the Golden Eule Been Practiced.
Bev. Edward Hez Sworn, pastor of the Sec
ond Baptist Church, corner of Fourth street
and Virginia avenuo southeast, preached u
special sermon at the ovening sorvico yester
day, thesubiet being "A factory flro.
Tho announcement that ho would preach
this sermon drew an nudlenco which flilod
tho church to overflowing. f
Bev. Hcz Swem chose for his text tho
thirtieth chapter, from tho Book of Proverbs,
fifth verse, "Tho Are! Tho flro." Ho bogan
by mentioning tho circumstance thnt ho hap
pened to be in tho vicinity of tho flro when it
occurred nnd said:
"How composedly some of us can sit nnd
look on when wo aro not personally in any
danger. We know nothing nbout it, realizo
nothing. Why didn't it happen to you? Why
were not some membors of U3 in tho flro? But
wo are all saved and I thank God for it!
"There ehould have been flro escapes on
that building," ho continued, "and hud thero
been thero would havo been no fntnllty.
Would not the men who erected thnt building,
and owned that building, and carried on a
business In thnt building, havo aesired to
havo fire-escapes If their sons and daughters
GOLDEX nULE NOT mACTIOED.
"It make a grent deal of difference to us,
does It not, if they aro strangers. If thoy do
their work well what do wo care? If wo
would practlco tho golden rulo of Josus
Christ these things would not occur.
"You preachers are very fond of criticising
nnd finding fault with the people, some 6ay.
Yes. I like to criticise as well as bo criticised.
I am a citizen ol the District of Columbia,
and especially interes in everything that pro
vides for tho well being of my fellow citizens."
Mr, Swem then quoted from the daily papers
of September 18 regarding tho fact that flro
escapes were ready to bo put in the building
and criticisedjin very stinging terms tho dore
lictio.i of the District Commissioners and
building Inspector in not sooner providing
for these escapes.
"Thero aro families "to-night," ho con
tinued, "who are in sorrow, who would not
havo been agonized had these officials dono
their duty by their fellow-men. Oh, how
dreadful it is, my friends, that things that
ought to be dono to-day aro postponed until
somo other, day. But is it tho fault of tho
law makers? I do not know. Somebody is
SAFETY. COMMANDED Br THE BIBLE.
"I do not say who it is, but somebody has
met his Maker. There is a law in the Holy
Biblo itself requiring that houses built shall
bo constructed with a view to tho safety of its
occupants." - -''"''- "
Mr. Swem referred to tho Ford's Theater
disaster and to tho Knox fire. With dramatic
effect ho told tho hornblo story of tho recent
Stumph flro, winding up his peroration by a
strong injunction to tho people not idlettbPso
awful calamities pass too readily from their
minds, but to take tho lesson pointed and 1)0
prepared for their Creator.
Be also mentioned tho fact thnt ho looked
Into the face of a young girl who had been
saved, and that almost within the sound of
his voleo was tho stricken family of ono who
jumped to his denth. He spoke of tho sorrow
ho found nt tho home of poor littlo Willie Ash
and how dumb he hnd been to comfort the
sorrowing mother of tho boy. Prayer alono
could ho bring to assaugo her griof. The
child's father tried to save him. but could
"When Jesus Christ attempts to save," he
oxclaimedv"Ilo never fails. Ho will not fall
to save you. To-night turn from your sins
nnd turn to Jesus Christ. He is no longor on
the cross. He was there, but is not now. He
lives forever nnd enn save all those who como
WOMEN ON A STRIKE.
Two Thousand Hebrew Shirt Makers Quit
Work nnd Mean to Fight.
New Yokk, Sept. 23. The Hebrow shirt
makers of New York to tho number of nearly
3,000 went on a strike to-day and 200 shops,
which had not in tho past year or more known
a quiet Sabbath except on Saturda3-s, wero
A big meeting, was hold at Walhalla Hall
this afternoon. A telegram was read from
tho Hebrew shirt mnkers, of Philadelphia,
promising to take no work from boycotted
New York manufacturers.
M. Zemetkin, of the United Hebrew Trades,
encouraged the shirt-makers in their flght,
promising tho support of tho mother organi
zation to the unemployed. Speeches were
made by sovornl women who declared thnt
tho women were in the strike to flght.
Besolutions were adopted declaring thnt
before tho .strikers go back to work the con
tractors and manufacturers must raise wages
on piece work to tho old scale, which is
double tho present one; that thoy must de
posit 8200 with the union as a guarantee of
payment of wages, and S100 ns a forfeit in
case of any reduction during the next six
QUITE A STUNNING COSTUME.
Topcka Suffrage Women Will Wear Turk
ish Trousers, Skirt nnd Leggings.
Topeka, Kan., Sept. 23. About a hundred
of the suffrage women of Topeka will come
out in reformed dress. They have entered into
an agreement which Dr. Eva Harding and
Dr. Agnes Haviland say is to be reduced to
This agreement describes tho costume. It
is to consist of Turkish trousers covered by a
skirt roaching to tho fold, a close or lOoso
waist, as tho wearer may prefer, and cloth
leggings to match tho trousers.
It Is tho intention of tho Topeka women to
orgnnizo into rolief squads so that a number
of them may bo on the streets nil tho day. and
thus tho community will become familiar
with tho reform.
Public Health Association.
Montreal, Sept. 23. Surgeon General
Gibon,U. S. N., Dr. Montiznmbert, Supt. of
Canadian quarantine stations, Dr. Irving A.
Watson, secretary of the American Public
health association. Dr. Lindsay, of tho health
board of Tonnessoo, arrived in the city to at
tend tho convention of tho Public Weal Asso
ciation, which opens on Tuesday.
Forty Passengers Injured.
Barcelona, Sept. 23. Two passengectralns
were In collision to-day at tho station at Mon
cada, seven mlle3 north of Ynlencio, Forty
persons wero injured. It is reported that sev
eral of the passengers were killed, but this
rumor has not been confirmed.
.i-rf.JV-Jczar's Health Improved.
. St. Petebsbueo, Sept. 23. Tho condition
of the Czar's health has improved, and he and
the members of his family who aro with him
Will leave Spala for the Crimea to-morrow.
Annual Meeting of tho Brotherhood,
Which Celebrates Its Eleventh
Baltimore. Md., Sept. 23. Tho Brother
hood of Bnilroad Trainmen bogan thoir
annual meeting' and celobration of their
eleventh anniversary hero to-day. Thoro
wero about 200 delegates present, and thoro
wero niso represented tho Locomotive Engl
neersutho Firemen, th Conductors, and tho
Tho brotherhood is represented in every
Stato and Torritory in tho Union. Its mem
bership of over 28,000 Is made up principally
of conductors, brakenaen, train-baggagomen,
train-flagmen, yard-masters, yard-foremen,
and switchmen. It pays SI, 200 for tho loss of
ono hand or foot, or portions of each, when
such loss renders the insured unfit for train
service; pays 81,200- at death. It had In forco
September 1, 1891, Policies of assurance
nmountlng to about $21,000,000, and had paid
32,G10,463.G4 in death and disabllty claims.
GOD STILL SPEAKS TO MEN.
As tho Word CanuJ'to John the Baptist
So It Comes Now if We
"Tho word of God ns It comes to man" was
tho subject of Eov. Drf- S. H. Greeno's ser
mon at tho Calvary Baptist Church yesterday
Dr. Grceno Is tho rocently elected tempo
rary president of Columbian University, nnd
beforo delivering his sermon ho explnined, in
a few remarks, why hjs'nad accepted the offieo
and assured tho members of his congregation
that he hnd no intention of resigning his pas
torate. He had taken the position with tto
distinct understanding that n permunent
president will bo elected as soon as a suitnblo
man can bo found for iho placo.
Dr. Greeno's text was tho third chapter of
Luke nnd a part of the second verse. "Tho
word of God camo unto John." Tho speaker
began by referring to tho chronological accu
racy of tho account of John tho Baptist's
mission nnd his knowledge of the word as
told by Luke. Tho apostlo flrat speaks of tho
word, then the word ol God given to thomau,
tho man to who it came, and tho result of his
henring nnd heeding it, Continuing ho said:
"Tho text Is a very significant passage.
'Tho word of God came to John.' Thero aro
many peoplovvhoques'.lon this statement, nnd
do not believe thnt the word camo to tho Bap
tist. But tho Book says tho word camo, and
this authority cannot be questioned. Peter
says, 'Tho holy men snoko as thoy were moved
of tho Holy Ghost.' The word came to thom,
nnd God speaks to men now just as he did in
days of old.
"Tho Bible words are messages to ns, and
we should do their bidding. Blessed is tho
man that henrcth tho word and heodeth it. If
nngels should como to us nnd tell us what tho
word of tho Lord is we, would bolievo what
thoy said because we heard them with our
own ears. But when w read the same mos
sago in the Bible and aro told then that they
aro the words of God wa question tho author
ity of the Holy Book, But there is no differ
ence between tho written and spokon word,
and wo should bo as witling and ready to obey
one as the other. Hundreds nnd thousands of
men and women havo -read nnd recognized
tho written word in years past, havo gone out
to tho mission fields and nobly fulfilled their
mission. Do you desiro to hear the word and
know what your duty to God and your fol-low-men
is? Many persons say they do, but
when tho word comes to them something else
ttttnK-tst'nebattentiontmtt"ifc& laessfege of
God is lost.
"Somo people don't seem to know what their
main business of life is. Moses knew what it
was, John knew what itwas, and so did Pnul.
Judson knew what the roam business of his
life was when ho opened up the great mis
sionary Held for Baptist workers.
"When we hear tho Voice wo should bo
prompt in answering and obeying tho call.
John lost no time In hpcdinj; the Word;
neither should we. We should let everything
else ko and deliver the message of peace and
glnd tidings to a dying world at once. Ac
cording to our works we shall bo rewarded,
nnd if wo fnithfully and promptly perform
our duty wo are assured that thero is laid up
for us in heaven a crown of righteousness,
Which only tho faithful may enjoy."
EVILS OF GOVERNMENT.
Dr. Taston's Scathinc Arraignment of Pre
vailing Social and Political Conditions.
Bev. Dr. Enston, pastor of tho Eastern
Presbyterinn Church, preached yesterday
morning from tho text: "Bo thou faithful
unto death and I will give theo a crown of
In tho course of an eloquent appeal to his
hearers for faithful adherenco to the rules of
Christian duty, not only in tho church rela
tions, but also in all tho secular affairs of
life, his discourse being rich in practical
thought, Dr. Enston said:
"Never wero tho evils of bad government
more keenly felt, nor tho necessity for reform
moro potent thnn now. Tho opportuuitles
under our present regime forpubllc officers to
ncquiro wealth by an abuse of power havo
been so great a temptation, and tho gigantic
propositions of peculation nod fraud devel
oped In political circles aro simply notorious.
You aro all too familiar with recent tariff leg
islation, a blot upon our history that can
never be wiped out. I do not clto the unnat
ural irregularities manifest throughout tho
land shops and storehouses filled to reple
tion with products of industry while thou
sands of producers famish for bread, enor
mous.forcsts and weeds or rank grasb cover
ing millions of fertile acres owned by foreign
or absentee landlords, while homeless labor
ers swarm the country seeking nnd begging
tho.privilego of toil. This, with the reign of
monopolies, syndicates and trusts, all more
or less dangerous to liberty and a menace to
our free Institutions.
"Tho 40,000 lives nnd limbs annually offered
up to tho Moloch of rnilroad monopoly; tho
hoste of men slaughtered by tho insatiate
greed of private conscienceless corporations;
the plutocratic and aristocratic regime we
allow to domineer over us; when 'boodle'
and not principle decides our elections, and
misrule is universal in all our grent metro
politan centers; when 5100.000,000 of public
property can be given to private firms and
corporations; when tho humnn rights of tho
masses aro ignored so ns to swell thu coffers
of tho fow; when tho government itself,
through its uppor branch in Senate assem
bled, could brazenly hint nt a bargain with a
sugar king for 840.000,000 additional taxa
tion on tho solo condition that threo legisla
tive dictators should share in tho proceeds, I
ask, is not fidelity 'the crown jewel of Chris
tian manhood, at a premium?
"Thero would havo been lp3s of all this
iniquity had every pulpit in the land held a
Pnrkhurst, a mnu loyal to tho last, whose re
lentless prosecutions in New York havo tended
to arouse a slumbering nation to tho duty of
preserving municipal purity. Tho great
.want of the laud to-day is men whoso loyalty
to true principle shall stand unquestioned by
Her Affections Worth $100,000.
New Yoke, Sept. 23. Otis S. Gago, for
merly of Louisville, Ky., but now living
in this city, is defendant in a suit
to recover 8100,000 damages for
alienating the affections of Mrs.
Cecil Flora McNeil. Tho plaintiff is George
E. McNeil, who is a conductor on tho New
York and Now Haven Ballrond. McNeil is
also a railroad evangelist and Is Btudying for
His Picture Accepted.
London, Sept. 23. Mr. George .Frederick.
Watts, the well-known English painter, has
received from the State Department at Wash
ington a copy of the act of Congress accept
ing his picture "Love and Life."
LIRE BABIES IN THE WOODS
New York Democrats in the Dark
About a Candidate for Governor.
NO MORTGAGE ON NOMINATION
David Bonnett Hill Saia to Have Positively
Eofuscd to Eun, hut Yet Somo People
Think Ho May Eelent Gaynor, Thacher,
and Cook Known to Bo in tho Eaco.
Sakatoqa, N. Y., Sopt. 23. A situation
moro btrango than any that has yet con
fronted tho Democratie party, and tho liko of
which has nover beon seen by nny of the as
sembled party leaders, is presented hero to
night. Within thirty-six hours of tho tlmo
sot for tho nomination of a candidate for tho
ofllco of Governor of tho Stato of Now York
no selection of a candidate has yet been mado,
and while one nnmo is prominently men
tioned hero to-night no ono person can bo
said to bavo anything liko a mortgage on the
nomination. Ono week ago to-day tho
ticket nominated by the Eopubllcnn party
was printed with a show of confidence that
later was verified. To-night nothing can be
indulged but speculation. It Is true that
Judge Guynor's nnmo is on every lip, but
when it is known that tho delegates here
number less than twenty-flvo it is easy to seo
that oveu to-morrow may change the whole
' So far thero aro four candidates mentioned
for Governor Judge Gaynor. of Brooklyn;
John Boyd lhacher,of Albany; Frederick F.
Cook, of Rochester, and Senator David B.
Hill. Daniel Locfcwood, of Buffalo, was
mentionod. but it Is said by thoo who know
thut ho Is practically out of tho race,
and that Mr. Sheehnn's support, which may
dominate Erie, will be thrown toward Fred
erick Cook. Every effort will bo made, how
ever, to induce Mr. Cook to accept the second
place on tho ticket in easo either Judge Gay
nor or Senator Hill is the nominee. As to Mr.
Hl'l being a candidate, Lieut. Gov. Sheehan
"1 conversed with Senator Hill on tho mnt
tor Saturday afternoon before leaving Albanj
for Saratoga. Ho not only said that ho would
not bo a candidate, but insisted that I should
not broach the subject to him any moro nnd
hoped that no further mention of it would bo
Notwithstanding the assertion of Mr. Shee
han there are somo people hero to-night who
profess to oelieve thut Senator Hill may yet
be i,nduced to accept. With this feeling pre
vailing Tnmmany nt its meeting to-morrow
will, at tho suggestion of Senator Canter,
send a committee to wait upon the Senator
and try to prevail upon him to bo a candidate.
"Would Mr. Hill make a good candidate?"
was asked of Charles S. Fairchild this after
noon. "I must decline to answer that question,"
said Mr. Fairchild. "I am not here in tho In
terest of any candidato, but simply to see that
all Democrats havo a' representation in the
Mr. Shepard, who ropresents the samo fac
tion in Kings county as Mr. Fairchild repre-
anytning new in tneir contest, no said:
"Nothing. Wo shall appear boforn the
committee on credentials and ask that our
wholo delegation be seated. So far as nomi
nations aro concerned, we aro for Judge Gay
nor." For Heutcntnnt-governor thoro aro threo
names mentioned to-night: Frederick Cook,
of Rochester; John J. - Linson. of Ulster
county, and Jacob B. Canter, of New York,
with the chances seemingly largely In favor
of the second named.
For judge of the court of appeals only ono
candidato Is mentioned to-night, Judge
Titus, of Erie, although there is a rumor that
tho name of Judgo A. B. Parker will be pre
sented by his friends.
There was a littlo hitch in tho obtaining of
Convention Hall for tho holding of the con
vention. The Unitarian conference, who will
begin their meeting hero to-morrow, say,
however, that the hall belongs to them, and
that they havo made no arrangements with
tho Democratic leaders to give it up. In the
Unitarian church to-day it was announced
that the Lord's Supper would bo administered
in tho Convention Hall at 11 -30 o'clock Tues
day morning, Tho party leaders, however,
declare that they secured" tho hall through tho
proper authorities, and it is believed that the
littlo difficulty will bo amicably settled.
"BY THEIR FRUITS."
Rev. Dr. Rogers Sa6 the Age Is .'Marked
by a Spirit of Doubt.
"Tho doubt and unrest of tho ago" was tho
subject on which Rev. A. G. Rogers, D. D..
pastor of the Universnllat Church of Our
Father, corner of Thirteenth and L streets,
discoursed yesterday morning, taking as his
text, Matthew vii:20, "By their fruits ye shall
know them." Ho said, in part:
"It is u statement frequently made that
this ago is full of unrest. One can hardly
take up a periodical without finding in it
some manifestation of tho spirit of doubt and
agnosticism. I think that this spirit is largely
due to the apathy of the churchea, and from
the churches the relief must come. It has
been said that 'more practical preaching'
will solve tho problem I recognize the valuo
of practical sermons, but tho doctrine of prac
tical preaching contains a fnllacy. Such ser
mons must havo a solid foundation of doc
trine, or they fail of their ultimato object,
which is tho saving of souls.
"ButI do not regard this doubt and difficulty
ns an unmixed evil. This is nn ago of transi
tion, and all transltionary periods are thus
marked by speculation, nnd doubt, and un
beiie'f. But out of it all comes a firmer grasp
on God, a clearer conception of spiritual
things, nnd a greator growth and strength.
"Tho church cannot combat this spirit of
agnosticism by purely intellectual methods,
but must bring to her aid all her moral and
spiritual forces. Whon sho is uttneked she
must first point to hor character and her
works. That is what Christ did when he was
asked to defend himself. And in order to
make her argument convincing, she must
strive constantly to advance her standard of
righteousness and morality. 0
"Sscond, she mu3t rocogniso that she is'
one in Jesus Christ. I do not mean that her
different branches must havo similar forms of
government, or ritual, or boliof. Thatannot
be. Men are not so constituted us to believe
alike on these things. But she must havo
unity of tho spirit. In this respect the
churches are largely to blame. If thoro wero
moro of spiritual unity thoro would bo let-s of
flippancy and agnosticism.
"Finally, the church must bo idontifled
with character building and with good works.
Sho must havo n holy passion for the salva
tion of men. For this wo need tho Holy
Spirit 3a our midst. Tho day and tho hour
aro coming when we shall come out of this
turmoil and unrest strengthened and re
newed. As wo look abroad wo seo tho spirit
of tho gospel of peaco spreading its influence
ovor the battlo-flelds of nations now nt war
with each other. So let us take heart, and
encourage each other, knowing that all
things are for our good."
McKinlcy Will Speak in Tennessee.
Ohattanoooa, Tenn., Sept. 23. Hon.
Newell Sanders, chairman of tho Stato Re
publican committee, has received a letter
from Gov. McKinley, of Ohio, consenting to
speak at Nashville on October 19 in the inter
est of Hon. H. Clay Evans. Republican condi-
date for Governor.
INGERSOLL'S IDEA OF SUICIDE.
Prof. Rogers Combats the Theory that
Man Has the Right to Tako His
A reply to Ingersolfs dofonso of sulcldo
was tho thome of Frof. Bogersat tho Church
of Our Father last night. Ho road numerous
passages from tho writings of Paul as tho
Scripture lesson. All boro the samo thought
of triumph over suffering by Christian
strength and joy in tho Christian life.
He took as his text. "For nono of us Hvcth
to himself, and no man diethto himself."
"When one roads," ho said,"3uch word? as
thoso of Col. Ingersoll the other day in de
fense of self-effacement, nnd then turns to tho
strong, manly words of Paul, It is liko going
from the close, stilling uir of a cellar to tne
pure bracing atmosphere of tho sea or tho
mountain. Tho two present a most remarka
ble contrast. -
"Col. Ingersol! says a man's desires aro to
bo the standard ji hts moral aetlon. When
his horizon narrows so that ho sees nothing
ahead of him but days of weariness and
nights of pain, as in case of an incurable dis
ease, ho has the right to take his own life.
" 'Had thoy courage,' he says, 'tho poor
would no longer endure the misery of filth
and rag3, and hunger and'dlsease, but would
nnd all.' Bad, inexpressibly sad, is this un
blushingly pagad statement indeed, worse
than pagan; for the philosophers of paganism
urged their followers tha man might leave
tho world by his own act only when ho had
dono his duty notiy in it.
"Tor the increase of suicides, R3 shown by
suicide clubs in England and the liko, per
haps tho intensity, the oagerneas of our Ufa
is responsible: perhaps the failure of tho
church to make prominent Christ's thought
thattho body is the temple of tho Holy Spine
"It Is not necessary to say that suicide 13
murder in order to answer the defenso of it.
It is not murdor, for murder implies malice,
and a man cannot have malice toward his
own body. In answer I simply want to
hold up Christ's idea of life.
"Life is sacred; life Is royal; lire is God's.
Tho whole of Christ's life spent among the
lowly, in privation and suffering for Himself,
while Ho healed the sick, caused the blind to
see, and baaUhed the leper's curse Is no less
than a magnificent statement of the grand
thought He came to impress that lifo is
"Again, lifo is nn education. Everything
hero operates in determination of character
for the lifft beyond. Why man mu3t suffer no
man knows, but the race is made perfeet
"Some one asks, 'What will you do with
him for whom there is in this world no relief
from painV ' The answer is, the martyrdoms
of the world are not Its dark but its bright
spots. They are filled not with woe, but with
songs of praise.
"Remember in suffering the help that made
Paul strong, the help of Him, who. after Ho
had blessed the multitude as no other ever
blessed, was left to ipend the nigbt atone in
the open nlrKHi Mount Olivet. 'I can do all
thing3 through Chrirt, who strengthened! me.
It's an old story. Ce,l. Ingersoll, but it is as
strong for help to-day as then. Christian
faith is the answer to moral cowardice."
KADE A. NEW RECORD.
J.J. FIstcr Rides 311 .Miles In Twenty-four
Hours on the Bicycle.
J. J. Fister. of the Georgetown Cyclo'Club,
mado a now American twenty-four hour road
record yesterday evening at 6 o'clock, having
ridden a distance df Sll miles, which is
eleven milss more than any previous record.
TTo mpLM W lfffrffclFtt" Bfiinr
' 5-t-- - ' WT!"r & -r I 1 l III
Conduit road about nail a mile above Camn
John Bridge while riding tho first half of his
During the entire twenty-four hours ho did
not Bleep a wink, and the lood given him was
of the lightest character, consisting chiefly of
oat meal, seltzer, brandy, and lime water.
At 6:21 a. m. Sunday morning he stopped
twenty-two minutes for breakiait, which con
sisted" of a small piece of beefsteak, in addi
tion to the oat meal. This was the longest of
his stops, which, together with tho other timo
lot on account of accidents to his wheel and
the time consumed in rubbing him down,
only amounted to ono hour and forty-nine
He was not at all sleepy when ha was placed
in a buggy after hi ride was over, and he re
quested to be driven to the clubhouse so that
ho mignt see bi friends beforo going home.
Tho success of Fister's ride is undoubtedly
largely duo to tho excellent management of
Capt. (. W. Cook, who was not only under
a severe physical, but also mental, strain dur
ing tho entire twenty-four hours. Ho paeed
Fister eighty-four miles of the distance rid
den; "was always ready to meet every require
ment of the r.der, nnd by his good judgment
and prompt nnd decisive orders insured the
success of the event. J. Hart Bnttain. who
acted as timer, and nlo assisted largely in
the management of the affair, deserves a
great deal of credit for tho Interest he dis
played in tho rider's welfare.
Tne men who kept Fister up to the required
pace during tho long nnd wearisome hours
wero Georgo S. Ball, Benjamin B. Hunt, L. B.
Peyton, J. T. Barnes. J. F. Bortlett, Georgo
W. Cook, and G. E. Boyd.
COLEMAN DRAYTON DIVORCE.
"o' Answer Has Yet Been Filed by the
Trextox, N. J., Sept. 23. The published
statement that the timo for Mrs. J. Coleman
Drayton to file an answer in tho divorce suit
against her husband expired September 6, Is
only true providing no extension was
granted by the chancellor or vice chancellors,
or mutually agreed to by counsel on both
Even in this case, however, a defenso is
not necc-sarily shut out. as tho chancellor
can allow it to bo made at any timo if satisfied
with tho reasons given for the delay. There
is no record hereof an extension having been
granted, bnt it does not follow that none was
CZAR HAS A FIT.
Ruler of All the Russins Is Stricken with
London, Septt 24. A Vienna dispatch say3
that dispatches received hero stato that tho
Czar had a fit of apoplexy during his stay at
Bjnlowesh, which left him weak. His real
condition is kept secret. It will bo impossi
ble for him to leave Spain.
Charged with Pension Frauds.
Wichita, Kan., Sept. 23. Henry Lang,who,
beforo ho moved to Kansas, was a pension ot
tornoy in New York city, was arrested this
morning at Marion on a United States war
rant, charged with fraud perpetrated in con
nection with his practice as n pension attor
ney iu the East. He will be returned to New
York city for trial.
Coquclin Will Leave the Francaisc.
Paeis, Sept. 23. M. Coquelin. tho elder,
the great French actor, will shortly join tho
company of tho Benafssanco Theater. By
leaving tho Comedie Frnncaise. to which he
was attached for years, he will violate one of
the regulations of the theater and will thereby
incur a heavy fine.
Dick's Guide Should Stay Back.
Cdsibeblakd, Md., Sept. 22. YblIo Richard
Elklns, son of Hon. Stephen B. Elkin?, was
hunting at tho Cheat Mountain Club on Fri
day, he shot at a deer and tho ball glanced
and struck his guido, inflicting a serious but
not fatal wound.
Ilonoro Mcrcier Dying.
Mostbeal, Sept. 23. Honoro Mercier, ex
promfer of Quebec, who has been ill for somo
weeks is sinking rapidly to-night.
HALF HAS HOT BESH TOLD
Pitiful Stories Coming In of the
Havoc Made bv the Cveloae.
NINETEEN FUNERALS IN A DAY
Ccffin3 Piled Up at Every Eailway Station
Scenos of "Wildest Grief Fearful IfreaSra1
of the Storm Ono "Waole Family Carried
Up Between tho Walls aZXFaair House.
AtcoNA, laws, Sept. 2L This has fceea a
day of sorrow for Kossuth eooaty. Nineteen
funerals were held and othra will core . o2
Thomas Britton, a fanner near Wesley ro
ported aiisain?, is presumed to be kiJod.
Prof. A. J. LHly, of the Northern Iowa N r
mal Sehool, earns in from Gamer and reports
thirteen dead in-Ellington township, north of
Garner; twelve near Manley. Ellington towa
ship, and sixteen north of Britt. CofSns aro
piled up at every station, and scenes of ta
wildest grief are being enacted.
Tffo storm, n witnessed from, ta.5 p.a-e,
was one of inueseribaMegraadeur. A nnnr--shaped
cloud of inky btaekneae swer i aicnz
to the northeast, illuminated by a'moar ":n
tinuous flashes, of lightning and arjoro'
thunder that was deep and continue 3. j.8
opera house was packed with per; i to wit
ness a popular play and a paaie- was aiL33t
occasioned by the warring element.
Bobert Stevenson, living about foar nuj.es
north of Whittemore, was too first VKtira. Ha
was hit In several places, and was f u in
jured. His grove looked as thougn it u e a
mowed down by a scythe. Calvin B'j s
house, on the Henry Da rant pla.-e. w.i. " i .e
into kindliBgwood in an instant, an 1 aL c' 3
fourteen occupants, exeept two ni' Jrn w wa
injured. Mrs. Bnrrick was hurt n t. fa'c
by timber, and her spine was so lru"1! t ,t
her body and lower limbs were para .' . V
six-year old boy, named Charles L-, -va3 !ut
on the bead and will die.
The house of FredPompe was "omr ef-'y
demolished, but his wife and fiv i Irp:x
came oat'of the wreck unhurt. Th f r,rl l
the wind was such that barbed wt was
stripped from the posts. At George H..
maa's the roof of His bouse went, leai-t3
walls standing, and tho whole family Wi3
carried up from between the walls an-i" j.w vr
about thirty rods, one of the chit J -n ...efc.;?
M. W. Ferguson's barn was blown a cons T
erable distance. The wile of Swan Pefrsra
had her skall cut open in two places, ar I
some exposed parts of her bead wpre u'i"a. v
packed with sand, plaster, hair, and gr i.--.
Particulars are comlatr W all the tiEL'', wl -ii
indicate that half the terrors of the-"-j-.ina
have not been told.
PRESIDENT DAVID NEWBOLD.
The Newly Elected Chief Executive of tho
Fckmgton Electric Railway.
David Newboldwas on Saturday elel
president of the Eckicgton and So.fi 'ers
Home Ballroad Company, at a meeting )fta
board of directors held at the XcGilI Buiidm;?.
Mr- NewbeM succeeds ex-President Mum k-
, who resKTBed swvenu months ainco
on account of ill health.
The new president is already largely Iden
tified with street railway3. being vice-president
of the Traction Company in Baltirrore.
and president of the Inter-City Co-npon-,
that has in view the construction of an e.e -trie
railway to connect Washington and Bal
timore. The company of wbom he has , zsi
been chosen president is rapidlv c m
pleting its connections and branch lines in
this city, the next proposed extension beir,j
one, mentioned in The Times several '"a a
ago. that will cro3 Pennsylvania av -nue at
Sixth street and end at Seventh street n the
south side, where a switeh will be put in.
It is understood to be the intention of tha
company to ultimately propel its cars by elec
tricity on all its Washington lines.
MISSIONS AMONG MORMONS.
Miss Pcrlcy Gives an Account of Her and
Her Sisters Work.
Miss Lucy Parley, a returned missionary
from Utah, delivered an address at the Luther
Memorial Church last evening and gave an in
teresting account of her work among the M )r
mons. About two years ago Miss Perley and her
sisters left Washington to do missionary wrk
among the inhabitant? of the Western Terri
tory. At that time tho ladies were t a,K
ers in the Sunday-sehool of Assembly iTesc r
terian Church. During her talk last evfn ag;
Miss Perley told how they started in t ,ac
work, the difficulties encountered, and h .v.
by tho blessing of God,, success h-vsati.ist
crowned their efforts. A neat ohapei b a bt en
built at Salt Lake City and a day and sun Jay
school is conducted there. Many of the Mor
mon parents and children have become mr in
here of tho mission and the prospects are
bright for continuous prosperity in tho work.
BIG BLOW IN PROSPECT.
Tropical Storm Approaching from the West
Indies and Warning Messages Sent Ont.
Tho Weather Bureau officials aro watching;
closely the progress of the tropical storm that
appears to be moving toward the Atlanta's
coast from the West Indies.
To-night it appears to bo about 500 mV.ez
southeast of Key West and is moving nearly
northwesterly. The officials believe that tho
storm will be quite severe on the coast of
Florida, but they cannot tell until to-morrow
what its effect may be further north.
Special warnings of th approaching gala
havo been sent to the postmasters of F. rl ia.
and notice issued that it Is not safe for vess" 3
to leave port from those places on. tho guit
coast from Galveston east to Kev West and oa
the Atlantic coast from New York southward.
JONES NEED NOT RESIGN.
At Least He Is So Informed by the Nevada.
YrnoisiA. Ney.. Sept. 23. The State cen
tral committee of the 9Nor Jarty, through,
its chairman. James H. Kinhead, has written
a complementary letter to John P. J :. 3,
commending his course In leaving tho P.o
publieaivparty. Tho letter assures the Senator that he need
not feel called upon to resign the Senators 'x 'p
on the demand of the Republican party, and
declares that ho owes his position to tao
wholo people of Nevada, who, irrespective
party, wish him to represent them in tha
United States Senate.
Can't Get the Girl He Wants.
YrzsjfA, Sept. 23. Tho Czarewitch ia un.
happy about his approaching marriage to
Princess Alixe of Hesse, and talks of renounc
ing his rlght3 to tho throne. It ia reported
that the Grand Duke George, the second soa
of tho Czar, has been summoned to St. Peters
Rockefeller 3Iust Pay.
DcxtrxH, Minn.. Sept. 23. Tho verdict o
the jury in tho case of Leonindaa Merrltt,
against the Mesaba road, owned by Bocko
feller. when opened, was found to be $12,530
for the plaintiff.