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VOL. XX.— NO. 287.
TH^.Sl\ PfUJl^ G^OBE
THURSDAY, OCT. 14, ISO 7.
Weather for Today-
Local SlioTvers; Cooler.
Yellow Fever Breaking Records.
Abyssinian Army Wiped Out.
Amelia Rives 1 Ex-llnsnaml Insane.
Mrs. Atkinson Will Go Free.
Russian on Venezuelan Commission.
Henry George EiylaiJis His Position
New Officers of Junior Pioneers.
Two Indictments Against Grulier.
Charter Commission Organizes.
Day's Social Events.
Young Democrats in Session.
O'Brien Talks ia Vnnns Democrats.
Work of Baptist Convention.
Shortage in European Crops.
Interstate Commissioners' Report.
Harvard Slint Ont Amherst.
Fatality In a Prisr.e Fight.
Dsi.v's Sporting \evrs.
Benorita Cisneros In New York.
News of the \orthwest.
Net Gains in StoekH.
Bar Silver, "c.
Cash Wheat in Chicago, 91 3-Bc.
World's Markets Reviewed.
St. Panl & DulntH's Annnal.
Express Companies Losing Money.
Lnetgert'B Lawyers Plead.
Wants oif the People.
Druggists Want a Law Enforced.
More "Work of Footpads.
Insurance Men Visit St. Panl.
De'.r.;;* of the Hanpt Tragedy.
Met— Jack and Beanstalk, 8.15.
Grand— Straight From Heart, 8.15.
MOVEMFXTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK— Arrived: Mongolian, Glasgow;
Lahn, Bremen; Pennsylvania, Hamburg; Ems,
SOUTHAMFfON— Arrived: St. Paul, New
York; Saale, New York. Sailed: Kaiser Wil
helm der Grosse. New York.
QUEENSTOWN— Anived: Rhynland, Phila
delphia- Ger.man.c, New York, for Liverpoo-;
Aurania, New York, for Liverpool.
GLASGOW— -Arrived: State of Nebraska,
NAPLES— Arrived: Aller, New York.
Tommie Taggart is a bigger man in
Indiana than Bennie Harrison.
Couldn't the Pioneer Press "hear" the
news from Indianapolis? It didn't
Tom Johnson isn't running for any
thing in New York, but he is talking
at bicycle speed.
The Philadelphia giris will, of course,
consider it their duty now to find out
for themselves whether or not "Lea
Miserables" is fit for them to read.
The police department's cup of woe
must be nearly full. A lamplighter has j
teen robbed and a bicycle stolen from
the front of the central police station.
— . ;»
There are 20,000 newspapers In the
Dnited States. Ten per cent of them
me published daily. About 40 per cent
of them ought not to be published at
The Denver water company shut off
the water of that town for twenty-four
hours. Denver wasn't much inconveni
enced, as it doesn't use much of the
Mayor Harrison, of Chicago, has pe
culiar views on fistic events. He says:
•"Prize fighting Is not to be tolerated,
but eight-round contests will be per
With Wedderburn disbarred, what
becomes of the "Pioneer Press Bureau
A' Claims?" It made a great splurge
once, but was it ever anything more
or less than a fraud?
It is stated that Tarns Bixby subdues
the Indians of the Southwest with a
look. This comes easy for Tarns, as he
Is so used to hypnotizing the Republi
can party of Minnesota.
The smoke of the industrial battle is
beginning to rise over St. Paul as it
never rose before. Everybody push it:
The head of navigation on the Missis
sippi is the place for great manufac
In some quarters it is urged that
American mayors should have an offi
cial uniform for great occasions. No
floubt some of them would be quite at
home in the official uniform worn by
rt 1 tain people at Still water and Joliet.
How black the clouds sometimes
seem after a season of splendid sun
shine. The failure of the First National
Bank of Asheville, N. C, swallowed up
fill the money of the wife of "Bill" Nye.
(8,500. It is said she will not get a dol
Leigh Hough, the Owatonna mur
derer, has a delicate notion of the va
rieties of crime. He freely confessed
killing a man with a hammer, but
would not admit what appeared to be
equally true, that he stole $100 from
his victim's pockets.
Next month the Union Pacific read
will be sold, and $50,000,000 will be paid
to Uncle Sam to reimburse his advan
ces. This will go into the account of
receipts and turn the chronic deficit
into a surplus. Then w^e will have
our contemporaries of the other side
printing with pride to the Dingley act,
"under which" the deficits are wiped
Consul Neumann is denied his exe
quatur by Germany because he played
shenannigan with some German artists
who sent their work to the world's fair.
Mr. Farwell being a citizen of the
United States, Mr. Ozmun will prob
ably receive his exequatur. Mr. Mc-
Kinley's selections for consulships de
velop various degrees and shades of
impecuniosity, both financially and
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE.
MEW RECORD FOR DEfITHS
Lt Total of Fatalities Takes a Sudden Jump at
' New Orleans.
Fever May Be More Malignant in Type,
but the Doctors Doubt If.
HOUSE WflY HfIVE YELLOW JfICK.
President of the Kansas &? Texas 111 at His
Home in Cleveland After a Trip
to the Southwest.
NEW ORLEANS, La., Oct. 13.— This
was the record smasher in the number
of deaths in a single day from yellow
fever since the sickness was first re •
ported in New Orleans. It is difficult
to find the cause except in the fact
that concealment, neglect and rebel
lion against the authority of the board
of health have made it difficult for the
physicians to give proper attention to
rases. At 7 o'clock tonight there had
been nine fatalities reported during the
past twenty-four hours. Heretofore,
the highest number of deaths in any
cne day has been six. At the meeting
of the board of health tonight there
was some discussion among the phy
sicians as to whether the disease had
assumed suddenly a more virulent form
or whether circumtances had sent up
the list of deaths. Prominent doctors
say they do not believe the disease has
become more malignant in type. They
believe that the fact that on some
days there has been four or five deaths,
on succeeding days no deaths, and
then four or five deaths again, goes to
prove that the fever has been as ec
centric before as it is now. Among
the deaths reported, some are of the
better class of people. Edward C. Ray,
aged sixteen, lived with his mother,
who kept a fashionable boarding house
on Peytania street. Another death was
that of Antonio Corvajo, the agent of
a steamship line running between this
port and Palermo. He was a native of
Italy, and since the fever appeared
had been active among his country
men. Two deaths occurred today In
the Touro infirmary, and one in the
Among the new cases, the most prom
inent is that of Hunter S. Leake, gen
eral agent of the Illinois Central rail
road. Mrs. Leake was stricken two
days ago, and her husband must have
taken the disease from close attend
ance upon her. Dr. Spruell is also
among the cases reported. Three cases
in the list today developed at the char
ity hospital, one coming from Algiers,
and the other two from the lower sec
tion of the city.
Today's deaths were: Salvator For
tan, Antonio Corvajo, Edward C. Ray,
Giovani, Circia, Isadore Scheurer,
Charles Savers, A. Labuzzea, Henry
W. Wells, Joseph Saitta. A very large
number of recoveries are reported to
the board of health today and some of
them were people who had been ill but
a few days.
The board of health tonight received
a letter from Health Officer Johnson,
of Plaquemine parish, saying that D.
T. Tabony had died of yellow fever. It
had been unable to trace the origin of
the disease. There is much interest
taken in the development of a case In
the parish, from the fact that within
MS. ATKINSON WILL GO FREE
The Jury iti the Case o! the Governor's Wife
Unable to flgree.
GLENVILLE, W. Ya., Oct. 13.— The
jury in the famous case of Mrs. Gov.
Atkinson, on trial for forging her
former husband's name, disagreed to
day and was discharged by the court.
The jury stood seven for acquittal and
five for conviction. It is not believed
that the case will be tried again. The
arguments and judge's charge were
completed at 11 o'clock last night."
There had been a continuous session
of court since 9 o'clock, except an
hours intermission for meals. Mrs.
Atkinson was on the stand ten hours.
Her testimony was a general denial of
all the allegations charged in the in
dictment. She did not waver from the
statement, on cross-examination, that
all the receipts in controversy, given to
Owens, were written at the dictation of
Judge Camden in his life time and that
they represented what they show upon
their face. She insisted that all of the
papers and transactions relied upon by
the state to show criminal Intention
were genuine and written at the dicta
tion of Judge Camden. She denied that
she had any interest whatever in the
Owens land or that Owens had at any
time paid her money or any other thing
of value. Mrs. Atkinson's demeanor
upon the witness stand was modest and
unassuming. She made a favorable im
At the conclusion of Mrs. Atkinson's
testimony at 5 o'clock last evening the
arguments commenced, the court al
lowing each side three hours. John S.
Withers opened for the state and was
followed by W. W. Brannon for the de
fendant. At the night session R. F.
Kidd, Judge Brannon and John Davis
spoke for the defense, and were fol
lowed by R. G. Linn, w-ho closed the
argument for the state. The court's in
structions to the jury were impartial,
and the case was given to the twelve
At 1:15 a. m. the jury asked for in
structions on certain circumstantial
evidence and returned to consultation.
At 2:30 a. m. they had net agreed, and
the court adjourned until 7 a. m. At
9:30 the jury reported that It had fail
ed to agree and was dismissed. There
were seven for acquittal and five for
conviction. The court immediately ad
journed. There is a hint that the prose
cuting attorney will ask for a nolle
prosequi at the next term of court.
CINCINNATI, O., Oct. 13.— A special to
the Commercial Tribune from Weston,
W. Va., says: Ir. the case of the state
THURSDAY LOENING, OCTOBER 14, 1897.
its limits the Sicilian immigrants were
unloaded last week.
JACKSON, Miss., Oct. 18.— The state
board of health tonight reports only
two cases under treatment at Clinton,
one new case at Nitta Yuraa, six new
cases and one death at Edwards.
GALVESTON, Tex., Oct. 13.— N0 new
cases were reported as suspicious to
day and there were no deaths from
yellow fever. All the cases reported
as suspicious by the doctors are con
valescent. The city council met today
and passed a resolution calling upon
Surgeon General Wyman to have Dr.
Guiteras return or to send some other
expert to investigate other towns In
Texas and to watch the progress of the
disease here and elsewhere. The city
council today adopted a resolution re
fusing to accept Dr. Guiteras* diag
nosis. Dr. Guiteras left today for St.
Louis on a through train. He said he
must hurry back to his lectures. He
promised to complete his written re
port on the cases here while on the
train and send it to the board of
health. There have been no deaths in
the city during the past twenty-four
hours. Freight is coming in, but none
NEW YORK. Oct. 13.— A dispatch to
the Herald from Montevideo, say?: Dr.
Sararelli, who a few months ago an
nounced his discovery of the yellow
fever germ now announces the discov
ery of a serum which will, he declares,
make yellow fever harmless.
MOBILE, Ala., Oct. 13.— Seven cases
in the city proper, and six brought into
the city from Magazine Point, three
miles out. make up the record of today.
Eie-ht recoveries are reported; no
deaths for the past seventy-two hours.
Total cases to date, 142; deaths, 20; re
coveries, 80; remaining under treat
ST LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 13.— A special to
th<> Republic from Mansfield, Ky., says:
An unknown man trying to make his
way from Memphis to Louisville was
put off a train here today. He was
later found lying near the cemetery
unconscious. He was taken to the poor
house and revived only to rave about
yellow fever. A panic ensued and he
was at once removed to a stable. Soon
a mob of armed men charged on the
stable with the intention of burning it
and the sufferer to prevent the spread
of yellow fever. The owner of the
stable with levelled revolver, warded
off the mob and the sick man was vis
ited by physicians who found he was
undergoing chills and malarial ftver.
CLEVELAND, 0., Oct. 13.— Henry C.
Rouse, president of the Missouri, Kan
sas & Texas railway, who returned last
week from a trip through the south
west, is seriously ill with a fever at his
home on Euclid avenue. No one is al
lowed to see him and the family phy
sician declines to give his opinion re
garding the nature of the ailment. Mr.
Rouse's business representative de
clares that the malady is not yellow
fever, but resembles typhoid.
of West Virgina against Myrah Atkin
son, wife of Gov. Atkinson, the defend
ant refused to talk, but Gov. Atkinson
gave a statement for the pre?s,in which
he said: "The prosecution was actuated
by malice. I am of the opinion that
several of the witnesses, indeed, all the
real testimony upon which the case
hinged, had been induced to testify for
a consideration. I am thoroughly con
vinced that two or more of them were
purchased. All fair-minded paople could
see cjearly that Camden Sommers,
grandson of the late G. D. Camden, was
at the bottom of and instigator of this
procedure. Soon after Judge Camden
married my present wife, Mr. Sommers
and others started out on a career of
persecution by anonymous letters and
newspaper stories. Indeed, prior to
Mrs. Atkinson's marriage to Camden
she was annoyed with anonymous let
ters warning her not to marry Camden.
Furthermore, when the will of Judge
Camden was about to be probated she
received various letters threatening
newspaper publication unless a large
sum of money was paid, in which case
it was promised nothing would be said
or published relative to her.
"Prior to her marriage to me a similar
anonymous letter was sent her, threat
ening newspaper notoriety. The man
who inspired all these publications is
well known to be Camden Sommers,
the aforesaid grandson of Judge Cam
den, upon whose testimony the indict
ment against Mrs. Atkinson was solely
founded, and who appeared as the
principal prosecuting witness In this
case. In my unbiased judgment Mrs.
Atkinson is guilty of no crime what
ever, most certainly not the crime of
aiding and abetting in uttering the
forged papers charged against her in
the indictment. Evidence in this trial
showed that Camd<?n Sommers pro
posed to the attorneys of Joshua Owens
that if he would testify against Mrs.
Atkinson nothing would be done with
Owens and that he would not have to
pay for his land which they claimed
had not been paid for. All I have to
say in conclusion is the whole thing
from beginning to end is worked up to
injure my wife and humiliate me."
SHOT HER SWEETHEART.
Double Tragedy Enacted by a Jeal
ous Chicatso Girl.
CHICAGO, Oct. 13.— Tonight 19-year-o:d
Florence Gleason fired a bulled into the brain
of her lover, John Peters and then turned the
weapon against her temple. The bullet enter
edh er brain, killing her instantly. Peters
was removed to the Alexian Brothers hospital,
where the doctors say he will die. The shoot
ing was the outcome of a lovers' quarrel
some months ago, It is said since which
Miss Gleaeon has been Jealous ol Peters' at
tentions to other young women.
JUST WHERE \m . Gand|dat . e o! c sn ;
rPAPrc ctjimi\c 1 verites Explains His fllli-
OtUlvOb olnNDdii ance Witn Citizen's Union.
NEW YORK, Oct. 13.— The process
of lining up for the municipal election
of Nov. 2 is progressing steadily,
though not without .in occasional jolt
or jerk. A gap still exists in the place
where there should be a candidate for
the office of comptroller on the Jeffer
sonian Democratic, *or Georgite ticket.
Col. Waring having declined the nom
ination in a letter so timed as to give
the managers opportunity to fix def
initely upon another candidate, with
out undue haste, it remains to be de-'
cided whether the name of ex-Post
master Charles W. Dayton shall be
substituted. Mr. Dayton, late tonight,
informed the chairman of the George
campaign, he would accept the nom
ination for comptroller on the Henry
George ticket. He" will probably be
nominated tomorrow by the George
committee, and an effort will be made
to withdraw Charles S. Fairchild, Citi
zens' Union candidate for comptroller,
and substitute Dayton, thus making
him the candidate of two parties.
NEW YORK, Oct. Vl.— Henry George,
candidate of the Jfferson Democracy
for mayor, tonight gi.ve out the follow
ing letter concerning the recant combi
nation with the Citizens' union:
On Friday, Oct. 5. in Cooper Union, I ac
cepted the nomination tendered me— that of
the people there assembled, upon the plat
form and resolutions there adopted; that of
the' United Democracy ; that of the Democratic
alliance; that of the Manhattan Single Tax
club, and that of the People's party. In ac
cepting these nominations It was my inten
tion to do so for myself alone, and to leave
every question of who should run with me
for other offices to be settled by the organi
zations themselves, trusting that this might
be accomplished either by a union upon such
offices or by my running for mayor upon the
ticket of all. leaving subordinate offices to be
filled In by each. As the only way of satis
factorily settling these details In the short
time allowed by the necessity of action under
the law, I submitted this question of how I
should run to a committee appointed by the
chairman of that meeting, composed of men
for whose probity, prudence and character I
could personally vouch. After careful exami
nation this committc has recommended to me
that there be printed on the ticket, to be
given official currency under the emblem of
the rooster, such names for city offices as
may be selected; that there should also be
printed the names selected by the Citizens'
union for candidates iD the county of New
York by the Denvoeratii 1 organizations for the
counties of King's and Queen's, and by the
Democracy of Thomas Jefferson for the
county of Richmond.
The judgment of this committee, unani
mously expressed, commends itself to me,
and has my entire and unqualified approval.
I am the candidate of whoever may choose
to vote for me, and do not presume to ask
him to vote for any one else. But, since we
have not the pure Australian ballot, it is
necessary that I should take the most reason
able means of being presented fairly to the
i voters for their suffrage. I do this in the
manner recommended -to me by the committee
Who have examined tUe question in all of its
bearings, and to put all the associations and
organizations favorabte to me upon an equal
ity, leaving to the individual the responsjbil
ity'of selecting whom he choose for himself.
I have at the same time withdrawn my ac
ceptance of the United Democracy, the only
organization supporting me that has made a
separate ticket. I thus carry out in its spirit
and meaning the pledge made at the People's
mass meeting at Cooper Union on Oct. 5.
In an interview, regarding what he
proposed to do if elected mayor, Henry
George today said: "I will execute the
excise law according to my interpreta
tion of the law; but I will tell you
frankly what I think about excise. I
think it is an injustice and an absur
dity, and I am totally opposed to the
existence of any excise law whatever.
That I can defeat both Van Wyck and
Tracy I do not feel the slightest doubt.
In my opinion the issue is solely be
tween Mr. Low and myself. I think 1
shall beat him,"
Gen. Benjamin F. Tracy, the Repub
lican nominee for mayor, received a
rousing welcome from the residents of
the lower East side when he made his
appearance tonight at a ratification
meeting which was held in the Windsor
theater on the Bowery. Congressman
John Murray Mitchell presided, and
when he mentioned Gen. Tracy's name
in his opening address some one in the
audience shouted: "He's got more
brains than all of them," and the gen
Seth Low spoke at three meetings
on the East side tonight. At each he
was vociferously cheered. His speech
es were the same in words and in the
NEW YORK, Oct. 13.— The Evening
Telegram has made a careful canvass
of 502 representative election districts
In twenty-nine of the thirty-five as
sembly districts in the territory which
constitutes the present city of New
York. Of 3,630 voters, 1,1 S6 declared
that they would cast their ballots for
Van Wyck, Tammany candidate for
mayor. Seth L.p\i% Citizens' Union,
was the choice oilßß2|; Gen. Tracy, 875,
and Henry George,- $61. The same dis
tricts last year :gaie the Republican
candidate for governor a plurality of
1,409. In the Telegram's canvass, about
one-third of all the voters were polled.
A letter addressed to Gen. Tracy
from Secretary Cornelius N. Bliss, in
Washington, bearing on the present
campaign, was made public tonight.
In this letter Secretary Bliss says: "I
am most heartily in aceo-'d with t'nose
who are working for your election to
the mayoralty of Greater Now York.
I have not failed tor announce ivy po-
PE3I HARRISON— "XEVER TOUCHED ME!"
sltion in conversation with my friends,
but it has not until now seemed lo me
best, in view of my position here, that
I should take any public action. Now,
however, when the Republican party
is menaced by some of those who have
heretofore stood in the front rnrk«, it
seems proper that every voter who is
loyal to the principles of his party
should let it be known in no uncertain
way where he stands. The contest of
1896 has been renewed all over the
"If my friend. Mr. Low, had been
nominated by and accepted the ac
cepted the nomination of the Repub
lican party on its patriotic platform, I
should, with others, have oheerf->illy
recognize the sterling personal qual
ities and have given him such support
as I could; but in view of the great
conspiracy of 1896 against the honor
and safety of our government, a <.'on
spiracy which is again seeking success
right in the city of New York — I, with
thousands of others, who have been
formally identified with the efforts fcr
good city government, can only find
present success for the desired €nd in
the support of a Republican who shall
declare and stand by Republican r;in
ciples and policies, whether in munici
pal or state affairs."
Sentiment of the Chiefs of Kail way
Brotherhoods All One Way.
PEORIA, 111., Oct. 13.— The federa
; tion matter was considered informally
today by the representatives of the
railroad brotherhoods in the absence
I of Grand Chief Arthur, of the Engl
' neers' brotherhood. He arrived this
'■ afternoon, and the federation confer
' ence at once adjourned until tomorrow,
as the chiefs of the five brotherhoods
desired to consider legislative matters.
It was decided that W. F. Hynes, of
; Denver, grand trustee of the firemen,
I should be located in Washington dur
-1 ing the session of congress to repre
! sent the railroad men and watch all
' legislation affecting their interests.
; Final action in the federation matter
• will be taken tomorrow, and the sentl
ment, so far as developed, is ovei
! whelmingly in its favor.
BAD MEN OUT.
Wholesale Delivery From a Georgia
SAVANNAH, Ga., Oct. 13.— Advices just
received from Brunswick at 2 o'clock this
afternoon report that nine desperate prison
ers escaped from Glenn county jail at mid
night at that place. W'.thin thirty minutes
their escape was detected and a squad of
bloodhounds was on their trail. Following
these were mounted officers and citizens
afoot. At each block the yelping, baying
hounds and the yells from the men brought
out additional armed citizens to join in the
search. At 1 o'clock the streets were alive
with men. The criminals have scattered to
the four winds, but the trail is hit and
some of them \yill probably be captured be
fore daylight. No details as to the manner
of the wholesale delivery have been re
After Campbell's Scalp.
S\GINAW, Mich.. Oct. 13.- Rowland Con
nor president, and Charles E. Still, secretary
of the Commercial Fire Insurance company
and the Wolverine Mutual Fire Insurance
company, limited, have forwarded a petition
fiMELIE RIVES' FORM&R HUSBHND INSANE
John Armstrong Chanter Confined in ths Bloomingdale Asylum by Order of the
Court— Stories Regarding the Matter Somewhat Conflicting.
NEW YORK, Oct. 13.— John Arm
strong Chanler, the divorced husband
of Amelie Rives, and a great grandson
of John Jacob Astor, is reported to be
insane in the Bloomingdale asylum. Mr.
Chanler left the city suddenly last
spring, and it was said by his friends
that he had gone to Europe. The fact
has leaked out that he is in Blooming
dale under treatment. It is denied by
his friends that Mr. Chanler is insane
or that his mind is affected in the least.
He was taken to Bloomingdale, these
friends assert, to gain a much needed
rest and treatment for nervous disor
ders. The affection of his nerves and a
general physical breakdown was due,
they say, to overwork.
Harry Van Ness Phillips, his lav/
partner and closest friend, said of his
illness today: "The report of Mr. Chan
ler's insanity is entirely unfounded. I
caw him yesterday and conversed with
him on business matters, and he con
versed in a perfectly rational manner.
His mind is not affected in the least.
Mr. Chanler was simply broken down
in health and went to this retreat foi
rest and treatment. He is now much
Mr. Chanler inherited an income from
the As'tor estate of more than $30,000 a
year. He was educated at Columbia
PRICE TWO CEtf^TOffia^WW-
to Gov. Pingree, asking for the removal from
office of Milo 1). Campbell, commissioner of
Insurance of the state of Michigan. The peti
tion is based on the alleged fact that Com
missioner Campbell some time ago wrote an
open letter, which was printed In newspapers
throughout the state, making what the com
panies claim were unjust and unwarranted
criticisms of their methods of doing busi
ness, after assuring the officers that his in
spection of their affairs had revealed nothing
A Suit to Recover From Them I»* on
OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 13.— The trial of
the case wherein the state is making
an effort to collect a half million dol
lars from the bondsmen of the default
ing state treasurer, Joseph Bartley,
has consumed three weeks and it prom
ises to continue another month. A
singular feature of the case has de
veloped. This is the multiplicity of de
fenses the bondsmen will make. The
: testimony by which Mrs. John Fitz
gerald, who qualified for ?100 000, hopes
to escape liability, declares that the
bend was presented to her a day after
her husband died and that she was in
sane at the time. She has no recol
lection of having signed the instru
ment. The other bondsmen assert that
if Mrs. Fitzgerald's signature is not
legal then the whole bond is illegal.
Tolmeco Man Sned.
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 13.— S. W. Venable,
of the S. W. Venable Tobacco company, of
Petersburg, died in that city tonight in the
seventy-third year of his age.
jnfIBRTENS COJIIPLBTES THE COURT.
Russian Jurist to Preside Over the Venezuelan Boundary
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13.— The inter
national court of arbitration which is
to pass on the British-Venezuela
boundary has been completed by the
selection of M. Maertens, a distin
guished Russian jurist, as umpire, and
arrangements are being made for the
assembling of the court at Paris dur
ing the late summer or fall of next
year. In the meantime the briefs of
Great Britain and of Venezuela are
being prepared, but none of the papers
have yet been submitted. M. Maertens
will act not only as umpire, but also
as president of the court, The an
nouncement that a European umpire
had been chosen was made in these dis
patches some time since, but the name
had been withheld until the sanction
of the czar could be secured for M.
Maertens' service as arbitrator. Great
Britain and Venezuela each submitted
a list of distinguished jurists who
would be acceptable as umpire. These
embraced the most noted men of
Europe, and it is a tribute to M. Maer
tens that his was the only one on tne
lists of both countries.
M. Maertens' reputation as an au
thority on international law is world
wide and has led to his frequent se
lection as arbitrator and umpire in in
ternational differences. He is an of
ficial of the Russian foreign office, pro-
and Rugby and has spent much of h!s
time, since attaining his majority, in
Europe. He is a member of neariy all
the prominent clubs of New York. He
married Amelie Rives, the authoress,
•in 1888, and the couple spent a lon.T
time abroad. They were divorced la
The Evening World today publishes
an article signed by Arthur Brisl.in,
which says, in part: "Mr. Chandler
was confined against his will on an
order issued in the regular way by
the court. Mr. Chandler's family, in
committing him, acted upon the advice
of physicians, and especially upon the
advice of the doctor -who had been for
many years Mr. Chandler's regular
physician. They acted further upon
the advice of Dr. Starr, a specialist in
m?ntal disorders, who signed the ap
plication for Mr. Chandler's commit
ment. He was committed not because
of any overt act demonstrating insan
ity, but because of the fear of his rel
atives that his mental condition might
result at any moment in some violent
oucbreak. He was committed to
Bloomingdale rather than to a more
quiet private resort because of the fear
that a man of his determined charac
ter could be kept in confinement only
by the most rigorous and systematic
'Soon after Mr. Chandler's commit
ment Senator David B. Hill, who has
knowa him for some time, paid a visit
But Sixty Men Out of Three
Thousand Escaped the
HIS OWN MEDICINE
A Dose of it Administered
to the Ruler of
RAS MACKONNEN KILLED
The Famous General Among
Those Slain in the Des
LONDON, Oct. 13.— J. Bennet Stan
ford, who has just returned from tak
ing part In an expedition to Somaliland,
brings news of the annihilation, at the
end of June, of an Abyssinian army of
3,000 men under the control of the
famous general Ras Mackonnen, of
which number only sixty men escaped.
Mr. Stanford, to a representative of
the Associated Press today said:
"While in the Interior we came across
a powerful Somaliland chief who had
just returned from the fight. He told
me that the Abyssinian force had been
raiding down the Webbe Shebyle river
nearly as far as the forty-fifth par
allel. The Somalilias then overwhelmed
them with large numbers, allowing
sixty men to go back with the news of
the defeat. Ras Mackonnen was kil ed
during the ba,ttle.
"The affair occurred about a hundred
miles from where we were. The whole
neighborhood is still greatly excited
and the possession of so many Italian,
rifles by the Somalilias is evidence that
the story told by the Abyssinians is
true. The latest news from Harrar
was that an Abyssinian army was be
ing despatched against the Somaliiias
who are eagerly anticipating another
fessor of international law at the uni
versity of St. Petersburg and author
of the standard book*of reference on
all the treaties of the world. Little
doubt is felt as to his acceptance.
Prof. Maertens was one of the dele
gates named by the Russian govern
ment to represent it at the approach
ing conference to be held in this city
to consider the condition of seal life
In the North Pacific. It is understood
that his selection as the fifth arbi
tiatcr and head of the Venezuelan com
mission makes it impossible for him to
participate in the Washington confer
ence, so that the Russian interests in
the meeting will remain in the care '»f
M. Botkine and the two delegates who
will sit with him.
LONDON, Oct. 14.— The Daily News
says this morning. "There is a good
prospect of the speedy conclusion of a
general arbitration treaty between
Great Britain and the United States.
We have reason to believe that Presi
dent McKinley will propose a clause in
the treaty providing that before any
subject is finally referred to the court
of arbitration such reference shall be
approved by the queen on one hand
and by the American senate on the
other. It is expected that such a pro
viso will induce the senate to ratify the
treaty; and it is improbable that any
objection will be raised oh this side."
to Bloomingdale. Senator Hill, after a
long interview, decided that it would
be better not to interfere in the mat
ter. Mr. Chandler is not a violent lu
natic, but, it is alleged, is subject to
hallucinations. In the statements
which formed the basis for his com
mitment, his hallucinations Included
the belief that he had succeeded by
will power in changing the shape of
his face and the color of his eyes, be
lieved himself to be the reincarnation
of Napoleon, and that he would make
a great fortune by a system of play at
the Monte Carlo gambling tables. The
affidavit upon which he was commited
averred that he was a victim of the
hallucinations suggested above, and,
furthermore, that there was insanity
in his family— his aunt having at one
time become insane.
"Mr. Chandler's main grievance and
his greatest objection to Ms commit
ment follows: He declared that he tfl
a resident of Virginia, not <«f New
York and that his commitment is ille
gal in that way. He further alleges
that he was lured ta x New York from
Virginia— 'kidnapped,' is the term re
uses—although he admits that it waa
done by well meaning, but misin
formed friends. Mr. Chandler's rela
tives and friends entertain a belief
that he will soon be removed from
Bloomingdale, possibly to go abroad
in the hands of careful nurses and