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FALL OF WIJU.
Japanese Advance on
CHINA IS VERY WEAK.
Cannot Hold the North
TROOPS IN UTTER ROUT.
They Abandon Manchuria to the
CHINA BIDDING FOR SYMPATHY.
A Letter Which It Is Hoped Will
Touch the Great American
Loxdon. Oct. 11. — A dispatch from
Tokio says that a detachment of Japanese
cavalry and infantry has made an attack
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upon and routed a force of 2000 Chinese
at \\ :ju and that the place remains in tne
bands uf the Japanese.
It is reported to the Japanese officers
that 10,000 Chinese troops occupy the north
bank of tiie Yalu River, where they have
completed eight uatterios and are building
It is generally believed that the Japa
nrse will be in possession of Moukditn by
the early part of November. A state of
tiese has beeu declared in the district of
Hiroshima und-r article XIV of the
The Chinese in Peking and Tientsin be
lieve that Russia is actively MSisfing
Japan by every means in her pjvver except
a forma! alliance.
As a result of Admiral Ting's report
dwelling upon the superiority of Japan's
Quick-firms guns China has concluded
large contracts with Krupp and other
German agents rot similar weapons.
A correspondent with the Japanese
forces it Wija telegraphs under date of
October 10 m follows: Tiie difficulty ex
perienced in transporting our guns ana
commissary overland has greatly retarded
The main portion ol the advance column
reached Yone Chon ou October 4. No sign
of tiie enemy wan seen. On the Bth a
small Chiuese force— under 2000— was still
occupying Wiju, and detachments "f Japa
nese infantry and cavalry, supported by
light aitiliery, was sent to dislodge them.
The Chinee offered slight resistance,
and then fled in disordtr atross the Yalu
River. The Chinese loss in killed and
wuunded was under 100. We do not ex
pect to advance farther for gone days.
Keconnoisances show that the Chinese are
iv force on the north bank of the Yalu
We bave already located eight batteries
v.nb cuDS iv each. The enemy are. rapidly
l;u:!dine new earthworks and batteries
Their force nppeais to be slrong. The
Jjfxt fiet.t will be serious.
Field Marshal Count Yamagata, com
manding the Japanese forces, still main
tains his base at Ping Yang, as being con
venient for the securing of supplier by
fiea. General Xodseu commands the ad
vance forces. It is calculated that we will
possess Moukden by the first week in
November. The government of Wiju has
been 111 rusted to a Japanese f.ffic-r.
A dispatch from Tokio to-day says that
the Japanese cfficers captured the Chinese
si ip Terjkyo Maru with a crew of Chinese
and Europeans. A state of siege has Deen
declared at Hiroshima.
CONTROLS THE GULF.
The Japanese Fleet Does as It Pleases
London, Oct. 11. — A dispatch from
Tientsin says: Chinese officials no
longer deny that the Japanese fleet com
mands the Gulf of Pechili. Tbe Japan
ese admiral pays weesly visits to every
The Morning Call.
iruportant station on ibe gulf. Eight !
I Japanese cmisers sounded the en- j
; trance to the harbor at Wet-Ilai-Wei for '
three hours ou Saturday, and then went
across to Port Arthur, where they marte j
observations without getting within
range of the guns. The Japanese fleet
returned to Wei-Hai-Wel on Monday in
single line. When almost within rnnga j
the fleet separated and hovered around ;
the barbor entrance. The fort fired h few
shots, but the Japanese did not reply aud j
continued making observations until 1
Count Ito's flagship, the steel cruiser !
Hashidate, fireu once, whereupon the fleet i
re-formed and steamed away in the direc- !
tioo of Taku.
The Tientsin dispatch adds tnat a China
man was arrested there on suspicion of ;
being a Japanese spy, and he was tortured
un;i! be admitted the truth of the charge.
Be is to be executed.
The fame dispatch r-avs that four spies
have been arrested at P.>rt Arthur for cut
t ng submarine \\:res conuected with the
torpedoes. It is ;i lso stated a fire which
occurred at Tientsin Thursday was of in
Tikxtsix, Oct. 11.— N. R. O'Connor, the I formed our iepresent;itive that be would advise
British Minister, has had an interview 1^ Government to withdraw its troop,, but
. „. . I • „ _. . I Japan would not listen to reason aud arDitra
with iceroy Li Hung Chang. Mr. j tiou, aDd entered upon war.
O'Connor will now go to Peking to obtain j I" ">« rear that the exact causes of this un
an audience with the En p Tor. i na By trouble would not have been properly
_, ,-, .«„,.„.. n - r>K5« i v . .» , presented In the American newspapers I write
The Emperor of China has bestowed the , you , n , lie llope tnat you wlll be c onvaice<l th a
Grand Cross of the Double Dragon uuon i my Government bas douo the utmost to r.iaiu-
Colonel yon Hannekin, formerly aid-ac- ' tal " frieud 'y relations, and that it was not
M mn in m, il!nn» Ph.nir' in „.. 1 China that commenced hostilities It It Is not
camp to \ iceroy L\ liung Chang, in recog- imprO p er and not an unusua , practlce £ wouW
nition of the services which Yon Hanne- | liise to have this letter published la your lead-
THE HARBOR OF HONG-KONG.
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kin rendered to China while advising the
Chinese adm ral during the naval battle
wh en was recently fought between the
fleets of Japan and China, off the moirh
of the Yalu River.
Shanghai. Ocr. ll. — It is reported here
that the two Japanese spies arrested in
this city were taken from the Yamen at
Nanking, bound hand and foot and car
ried to the place of execution, where they
were beheaded. There were no signs of
torture upon the prisoners.
Rimor baa reached here that another
outrage opoo missionaries has been com
mitted at New Chwang.
YoKoiiAMA,Oct.ll.— The Japanese have
occupied the south bunk -f the Yalu
River after driving the Chinese out.
IN RUSSIA'S INTEREST.
Such Is the Purpose of the Revolt in
BZBLHI, Oct. 11.— The Tagblatt pub
lisht-s a dispatch from Sr. Petersburg
which says its correspondent 1-arns t!ie
object of the lenders of the. rebellion in
the Chinese province of Mongolia is to
secure the annexation of that, territory to
the Russian empire.
It is semi-official ly staled that nothing is
known here of the reuort, circulated by
a news agency, that China has requested
the mediation of Germany in the war with
Of the Causes Leading Up to the War
Washington, Oct. 11.— In the Chinese
mail which reached the Slate Department
to-day was a communication ot the date
of August 29 from United States Minister
Denby, inclosing a translated copy of the
decree issued by the Chinese Emperor in
relation to one of the battles of the war.
Ttje decree is as follows:
• Some time since our forces! under Genera!
Yf-li Cheli Choo gained a victory in battle
acaiu-t ;he .Japanc-e. and as a stimulus to
valor her Alaiesty. the Kinpiess Dowager, gra
ciously bestowed upon them a gravity of
We have now received a telegraphic memorial
stating that the loich of our army, while mov
ing to Kline Chow, was sudd surrounded
by over 20,000 Japanese troops, who made a
surprise attack upon them.
Our forces had to bear the brunt of a bloody
battle which lasted twelve hours. resn'ttng In a
loss on the Japanese sido of over 1700 nieu,
against 300 ana mmc killed and wounded on
our side. The said general and others, with a
small force as compared with the creator one
of the Japanese, were m an extremely embar
rassing condition, but they '.(-Reeled a retreat
from the enemy. The meritorious conduct
displayed tuny equalled the errors committed,
and as an act of K r:.ce Yeh Clieli Choo should
Dot be punished as requested.
The t,fliceis and men displayed warlike
courage. Let the names of those who par
ticularly distinguished themselves be re
ported to us, as those who were killed In
battle with the lequest that rewards be
bestowed as a maik of our favor. i,et all the
commanders of the forces act together and
with warlike courage m et the enemy in battle
and without loss of time "memorialize" us, there
by achieving gi eat mei it and thus gratify our
A prominent diplomat, for many years
connected with th« State Department, has
received from C11..U.4 Yen Boon, the ex-
SAN FRANCISCO, FJUDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 12, 1894.
Chinese Kiaiiter to thfl United States, who
is now the seuior member of Hie board at
Peking (Tung-li Yamen), which correspond
with the Foreign Offices in other countries,
the following letter, which gives the ex
plicit statement of the Chinese version of
the causes which brougi t about the pres
ent war between China ana Japan:
f'EKtxii, Aug. 21, 189 4.
My Bear Friend: Iv me moutU of June last
riots ol a rebellious eh iracter broke oui In the
southern portion of Kotea, and. as tuatcouu
tiy is tributary to this country, it sought from
us assistance. Accordingly 1500 troops were
dispatched hy the Viceroy to the scene of the
trouble, with no oilier aim but to restore peace
ro those unfortunate people. The Japanese
Government immediately sent a lar^e for'-e.
took possession of the Korean capital and
fortified themselves In all the Important po
Wtieu the Chinese troops arrived at Ya Shan
the rebels dispelled and peace was restored.
In accordance with a treaiy between the two
Governments, iiir fitrens of botn couuries
should immediately have Wtibdrawn after a riot
or rebellion bad beea rappresaed and i tie lin-
oenal Government was about to withdraw Us
Moon?, but Japan Insisted on i><Mruaueuily sta-
Honing her military forces in thai country.
On an intimation ol her Rritaunlc Majesty's
Mi!ii«trr that Hie willidi of the troops of
both would assist in a speedy arrangement, we
expressed- our perfect readiness to recall our
troops. The Japanese Minister at Seoul in-
Ide newspaoers. hoping that It* publication
may cain for my country Hie sympathy of the
great American people. I remain yours very
tiuly. Chang Yin Booh.
WOULD SEND HER TO CHINA.
Reported Attempt to Purchase a
Steamer at Seattle.
Tacoma, Oct. 11— It is reported to-night
that Wa CbonK. a Seattle Chinese mer
chant, is trying to purchase the steamer
City of Seattle of the Puget Sound and
Alaska Steamship Company, with the in
tention of sending her to China to carry
troops to Con* a. her registered tonnage
is 8:! O. Superintendent Dickinson of the
Northern Pac tic, which controls the steam
ship c ■nii'ttoy, denies the report, sayiuu
that it has no foundation.
SENT HIM HIGHER UP.
New York Police Were Kind to
They Did Not Want the Parkhurst
People to Find Carney's
New York, Oct. 11.— Mr. Foreet of the
French steamship line gave direct testi
mony to-day that a police captain had un
lawfully accepted mouey from him.
"Have you remembered what became of
the SSOO paid to the police by you on De
cember 31, 1893?" asked Mr. (i .ft".
"I have. I paid it to Captain Max
Scbmittberger. The ward detective tnl;
me that as we had ceased to pay Officer
Degan 810 a week for a year the captain
wanted $s<)o, with which sum the weekly
payment « c had mado would be made."
"Did Captain Sclimittberger call for the
"I bblieve he did. Yes, I remember pay
ing him in bill.-*."
This afternoon Lawrence Campy, n
youthful writer and backer of the Policy
business, told about the traffic. To-day
600 policy-slips are open. Carney had
prepared a list of the D«;liey-shops now
operating in the various precincts, but said
they would all be closed to-morrow wbftn
his eviilenco was published. He men
tioned Captains Martin alid S!ovn as be
ing particularly affable to policy den«.
Several weeKs ago W;tr(i Detective Cal
laehan approached him while be was wiv
ing policy in a Front-str.'et saloon and
"The old man says go up higher, Car
"What did tie mean?" asked Uncle D.v
"Why, to go in another room — go on tho
floor above, so when tbe Parki ursi people
caii"" ti ey would find the old shop closed,
George VV. Miller of the annexed district
sa''J he paid $15 to the police t> have the
polling-place of the election district on hi
AUde One Point.
CAMnniDOK, Mass., Oct. 11.— The Har
vard* defeated the Browns this afterDoon.
but the latter made the first point against
ttis liarvarda tliis senson. Score: 18 to 4.
HE MUST DIE.
Doom of the White
HAS LOST ALL HOPE.
Thinking His Case Past
PROF. LEYDEN POSITIVE
That He Can Restore Alexander
MUST TAKE A TRIP TO CORFU.
It Is Necessary, Although Almost
Impossible to Secure Relief
From Present Anxieties.
Berlix, Oct. 11 —A membsr of the staff
of the Russian embassy of this city in
formed the Associated Press correspond
ent this evening that the Czar fully ex
pects to die, but is eager for his removal
to Corfu, the latter step becoming impera
tive if the only chance to save his life is to
Professor Leyden persists in his rather
favorable diagnosis of the Czar's case and
he fuHyJbeiieves that if it is left entirely
in hts hands, he will be able to effect a cure.
The Czar is incessantly worried, first about
the apparently approaching death of bis
son George, and secondly tbe conduct of
the Czarewitch, who stubbornly refutes to
marry Princess AHx. The Rus
sians assign the refusal to tbe
great love of the Czarewitch for his
mistress, a no«t beautiful Jewess,
who seems to have such a holci upon him
that for the sake of keeping ncr he has
offered to renounce bis right to the succes
sion to the tbrone. At the same time tbe
Czar fears for the welfare of Russia, and
perhaps for the peace of Europe, if a re
gency is necessary. These worries, Pro
lessor Leyden asserts, constitute the
greatest danger of the Czar's case.
St. Pktkrsiukc., Oct. 11.— The Czar
and family on Tuesday drove to tbe water
fall of Utachan, near Yoaltan.
It is announced that the Czar will leave
the Crimea fur Corfu on TLursday nigiit.
Athens, Oct. 11.--Count- Landendrrff.
the Czar's grand marshal, has gone to
Corfu in order to^ prepare for the arrival
there of the Czar.
PLOTTING AGAINST THE CZAR.
Nihilists >ot Content to Wait the
Slow Progress of Disease.
Beklix, Oct. U— The correspondent of
ihe Associated Press has been informed
semi-ofu"ially that an extensive plot
against the life of the Czar haa been dis
covered. In the conspiracy are a large
number of army offi«r-. Many arrests
have already l>een made.
BANKERS IN SESSION.
Adopt the Plan for a Safe and Elastic
Baltimore, Aid., Oct. 11.— The conclud
ing session of Hits American Bankers' As
sociation was held to-day a: Ford's Opera
bouse, and the plan tor .settling the cur
rency question, published through the
Associated Press to-day, was adopted.
At the opening of the session Mr.
Charles C. Homer of Baltimore presented
the proposed currency plan and was fol
lowed by J. P. Hepburn, ex-Controller of
the Currency; J. 11. Eckels, the present
Controller, and other*. At the conclu
sion of his address Mr. Henburn moved
that the principles underlying the
proposed or so-called Baltimore plan be
indorsed and adopted, and that legislation
be recommended along the lines embodied
in it. The resolution was adopted aud a
committee appointed to lay the plan be
As a matter of precedent the first
vice - president succeeded the presi
dent in office. The committee, how
ever, nominated Douglas H. Thomas of
the Merchants' Bank of this city for the
position, and John C. Xeely of Chicago as
first vice-president. After much trouble
J. P. Odell of Chicago, the rirst vice-presi
dent, succeeded in getting the promotion,
and Mr. Thomas was elected first vice
president. The executive committee,
appointed is: M. T. Herrick, Cleveland;
Hermnn Jarsti, Nashville; Thomas B.
Ball of Boston; Henry W. Yates of
Omaha; N. B. Wheeler, Seattle; J. Ed
ward Simmons, New York, and W. C.
Cornwall of Buffalo.
Forty-four vice-presidents were elected,
is presenting each State in the Union. A
banquet was held to-night ai McCoy's
Hail, the large new addition to the Johns
Hopkins University. About 1300 guastj
were present, half of whom were ladles.
BELONGS TO MEXICO.
Such Is the Diplomatic Opinion of
the Disputed Territory.
fiiTY of Mexico, Oct. 11.— A Guatemala
correspondent interviewed a number of
foreign diplomats here iv reference to the
question between Mexico and Guatemala,
and all concurred that the territoty in
Question undoubtedly belongi to Mexico.
General Munez. M mister of Foreign Af
fairs of Guatemala, says the Government
if Guatemala lo preparing a note replying
to the demands of Mexico. It l», there-
Tore, untrue that any military movement
Mas taken place on either side so far.
Colonel Ignaceßrevo has been promoted
General Feliciano Cavarrlo is dying.
AN AMENDED CONTEST.
There Is No End to the Struggle
Over Mrs. Pratfs Will.
Los Angei.es. Oct. 11.— In the contest
over the will of Mr*. Aanie A. Pratt to
day General Mansfield was again aub
j<>ctpil to cress-examination by Attorney
Hanlon, which lasted all the morning.
O.i the purl of the contestants, Juhn >S.
Cnaprnau presented an amended contest,
showing that they expected to show that
Mrs. Pratt never signed the will now be
fore th»« c. urt; that she did make a will
April iS, lfctw. containing fourteen pages
of matter, while the present one is not so
long; that pages from the w;ll in court
have been removed, if it be the origina ,
and additions and alterations made which
have changed its tenor.
In the course of General Mansfield's
cross-examination he was asked if be bad
not said in a deposition rar>de by him that
Mrs. Pratt was cheated in tne purchase of
a piece of property she made all by her
self. Upon the production of the deposi
tion he admitted that be so deposed.
ROBBED THE COMPANY.
Serious Charges Against the Late
Management of the Santa Fe.
Chicago, Oct. 11.— The Eveniug Post
says: Judge J. Erb, oue of the lawyers
eniplovpa by th« Atchisou Protective Re
organization Committee to make a case
against the late management, make 9 the
charge thai the company has been robbed
of over $1. "0,000, 000, and insists that the
amount has none into the pockets of the
men entrusted with the coutrol of the
property. He does not call the persons by
One item mentioned was the purchase of
the St. Louis and ban Francisco for $27.
--000,000. in addition to the purchase mono?
there wis a $30,000,000 floating debt and
tie eutirp floating debt of the Atchison,
Topeka and .Santa Fe. half of which be
longed to the St. Louis and San Francisco.
This one deal, therefore, is neld respons
ible for the loss of nearly $46,000,000,
which money might as well have been
burned for all the good it did the smck
huMers in the estimation of Judge Erb.
The other items mentioned ?ro the acqui
sition of the Colorado Midland and the
conversion of 590,000,000 income bonds in
four percent income bonds.
MEN BLOWN TO BITS.
Explosion of Boilers in a Col
Bodies Hurled So Far That They
Were Not Recovered for
Shamokix, Pa., Oct. 11.— It was about
7:25 this morning when the workmen at
the Henry Clay colliery were startled by a
heavy explosion. At the same moment a
portion of the boiler-bouse was blown into
the air and flviug bricks were hurled iv
every direct on. Several other explosions
took place. The air was filled with escaping
steam and debris for a radius of 400 yards
and many of the employes narrowly es
The reports ol the explosion was heard
in ibis city, n distance of over two miles.
The terrible acciiif n' came upon the boiler
house employes without warning, and only
one of them, a Pole, escaped uninsured.
The other-* were buried beneath the mass
of debris, and some of the bodies were
not recovered for two hour-.
The boilfr on the western end of the
house is supposed to have been the first to
explode, and tha adjoining boilers went
up in quick succession. The explosions re
sembled the ri.ar of heavy anillery. O;i!y
nine of thirty-six boilers escaped destruc
tion, and these were so damaged that they
were useless. Many of the boilers were
torn apart near the center by 'he terrible
force and two sections would then take
One half of a boiler was burled a full
quarter of a mile frm where it had for
merly stood. Another, that took a ■lailar
direction, crashed tlirongh the side of Hie
breaker and lodeed acainst the scraper
line. Four collieries will be thrown into
idleness by the accident for a month or six
week*-, so that the total loss will aggregate
The (lend and injured are: Thomas Carr,
fireman, one. arm and one leg torn ■ ft' and
body cut in two; William Boyd, fireman,
horribly crushed and laceraied ; William
£■ Slick, neck broken and both hips
fractured; Peter Ileck, fireman, side
of head crushed and several inter
nal injuries, cannot recover; Jacob I).
Didiam, waier boss of the M.ihi»n««y Valley,
scalded and crushed, cannot recover; John
McLaughlin, fireman, both legs broken
and head crushed, died two hours after the
accident; John Flenkenstein, serious in
juries about the body, may recover;
Dennis Brennan, semper, and William
Quinn, lampman, not dangerous.
ROBERT J THE KINO.
fie Beats Joe Patchen Easily in the
Race at Sioux City.
Sioux City, Oct. 11.— The largest crowd
that ever gathered at a trotting event in
the Northwest witnessed the race between
the two pacers Robert J and Joe Patcben
at the Interstate Fair to-day. Fully 25,000
people were on the ground.
Pntcben took the lead at the start by
about a Ijfc ulder, and keot it with hardly
the variat on of a hairbreadth to tue
9tretch, where Robert J slowly crept up
to him and cam" under the wire first by
a short neck in 2:06.
In the second heat Robert J took the
lead from the start and easily held it t
the finish, making the second mile in ex
actly the same time as the first.
The last heat wan the sensation of the
day. The start was v perfpet one, the
two ereat papers crossing the wiranose
and nose. X >t>-Tt J soon put a leng:h be
tween himself and bit rival. Coming into
the ttrcteb Geers let Rob< r< J out aud lie
came under the wire like a shot, five
lengths ahead. There was a cyclone of
applause a few minutes atterward when
the time wa« announced as'2:o3V4. within a
second of his record.
The last quarter was at a two-minute
gait. T»e quaiterp, :32— 1 :03— 1 :34—
Robert J was not pushed at all
uniil If ti:e stretch, as he easily kept away
from Patchen. The track was in splendid
condition and weatner fine. Robert J will
go against his own record on Saturday.
Earned Mis Passage.
Ked Cliff, ('do., Oct. 11. — A man
named Jonn Dartl*, beatinu his way to
Oakland, Cal., was knocked off a freight
tirtin near Tennessee PaM last night aud
injured. He was brought to this place
and will be sent to Oakland as soon us be
is able to trarel.
USED A FLAG.
Robbers Hold Up the
FOUR BAGS OF GOLD
Taken From the Express
Car by Force.
SHOT AT BY A MESSENGER.
Who Came Very Near Being
Slain for His Bravery.
THE DARING WORK OF TWO MEN.
First They Stood Up the Track-
Walker and Compelled him to
Stop the Train.
Sacramento, Oct. 11.— The eastbound
overland tram due here at 9:30 r. m. was
beld up by two men about six miles below
The track-walker was first robbed and
then forced to flag the train. The robbers
tben covered tbe engineer and fireman
with guns and compelled them to accom
pany them to the express-car.
Mes«euger Page shot twice at the bandits
and came near losing bis life from a shot
fired in return. Tbe engineer and fire
man called to Page to open the door as
tbe robbers were going to shoot them If
he did not, and also were preparing to
blow up tbe car with dynamite.
Ec complied with their request in order
to save their lives and the robbers loted
tbe car of four bags of gold, the amount of
which is not known.
They tben cnt tbe engine loose, boarded
it and ran it toward tbe city several miles.
The engine was then reversed and sent on
a wild run toward the train, but by the
time it had reached its destination tbe
steam had run so low that tbe collision
caused but little damage.
'1 he robbers made good their escape.
The train arrived here at 12:30 o'clock.
The Oregon express was not molested.
PRINTERS IN SESSION
Decline to Pledge Themselves to
Favor Free Silver.
Louisville, Oct. 11.— At the lonrth
day's sess on cl tbe International Typo
graphical Union recommendation 15 by
President Prescott was considered.
It proposes a new article to the consti
tution, providing that after July 1, 1895,
any contributing member iv good stand
ing shall be entitled to an out-of-work
benefit of S3 per week for six weeks,
commenciug at tne second week or
his idleness, on being deprived of
employment on any cause except
on account of strike, lockout, illness,
debauchery, intemperance or other im
moral conduct. Rejected— 63 to 83.
The following cfficers were elected:
President, W. B. Prescott of Toronto; first
viee-presicent, Theodore Perry of Nash
ville; second vice-t>resident, Frank G.
Boyle of St. Paul; third vice-Dresident,
Charles B. Lap! am of Chicago ; secretary
treasurer, A. G. Wines of St. Louis. Tne
following delegates to the American Fed
eration of Labor conypntlon to be held at
Denver were chosen: William Iligsins of
Louisville, August McGraith of Boston
and John Bra;nwood of Denver.
Colorado Springs was selec'ed as the
place for holding the next meetine. The
question of the convention declaring itself
on the silver Question came uu and the
resolution in favor of a 16 to 1 ratio was
defeated l>y a decisive vote.
A resolution was passed requesting every
printer to contribute 50 cenis before May
12, lt>9r>, the money so contributed to be
u>ed in the e;ecti< n of a monument to the
memory of George W. Childs, which is to
be given to Union No. 20 of Philadelphia.
The conven'ion ailjoumed at 5 o'clock
until 9 o'clock to-morrow morning.
EMBEZZLED THE FUNDS.
Arrest of a Deputy Marshal at Sitka,
Port Towxsexd. Wash., Oct. 11.—
News was received from Sitka, Alaska, to
day that Adolphns Meyer, a Deputy Mar
shal, was arrested for the embezzlement of
public funds amounting to about $2000.
When Marshal Porter retired from office
he eutrust»(] Meyer to close up his ac
counts, and, while making final settlement
with the Government, a shortage was dis
covered. Meyer gave bonds for his ap
pearance for trial in the District Court.
BOARD OF MISSIONS.
Taking Under Advisement a Flan to
Pay Its Debts.
Madison, Wis., Oct. n.— The session
of the American Board of Missions to-day
was devoted to addresses from district sec
retaries and returned missionaries.
Secretary Stimson introduced a resolu
tion providing that the portion of the
fund devoted tn the new missions, about
$80,000, be applied on the board's indebt
edness, about $115,000. Referred to a
special committee ot seven.
Proceedings Instituted Against Car-
Los and Antonio Ezeta.
New York, Oct. 12.— The World's sne
cial from ban Salvador says: Judicial
proceedings have been instituted against
ex-President Carlos Ezeta acd ex-Vice-
President Aotonio Ezeta, nineteen indict
ments having been made against them for
EXPLOSION OF DYNAMITE.
A Big Magazine ia Alaska Is Blown
Tacoma, Oct. 11.— The steamer Chilcat
arrived to-night from Alaska, briugtng
2700 cases of salmon.
She brines news of the explosion of a
big dynamite maeaz'ne at Taku, forty
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miles from Juneau, on September 28.
Manager James Avery sustained a dan
gerous cut on the bead, and great rocks
were thrown in the midst of the workmen,
bnt none of them were injureti. Thawing
out powder with candles caused the ex
SOLD HIS LIFE FOR A SONG.
The Dead Aeronaut Was Hired
Cheaply to Make the Ascent.
Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 11.— An in
quest was held to-day at Westminster on
the body of Charles Marble, known pro
fessionally as Professor Ray. who was
Professor Soper testified that tbe de
ceased had applied to him for a job in Se
attle. He engaged Marble, and this was
the first ascent made by him. Everything
went all right till toe mishap occurred. lie
warned the deceased not to cross the river.
In his opiatou the deceased was a skilled
aeronaut and the accident was entirely due
to a miscalculation of the current aud a
failure to cut away the parachute from the
The inquest adjourned till tr-morrow.
The body will be sent to Seattle, where
relatives of the deceased reside. It is
stated that SoDer only paid Marble $10 for
the ascension, while he himself received
$200. To-day Soper agreed to go up him
self, but the Chief of Police inierlered
owing to the high wind. He will make an
attempt to-morrow if tbe wind is favor
Soper claims to have made several voy
ages in balloons during the Civil War and
showed numerous diplomas, etc., at inn
inquest. Marble was a native ot Los Au
geles and was agrd 26 years.
BY A BROKEN FLANGE.
Wreck of an Oregon Railway and
The Dalles. Ore., Oct. n.— The west
bound Oregon Railway and Navigation
Company's train No. 1 was baaly wrecked
four miles erfst of this place at 4:20 tlii
morning. The train was running at or
dinary speed when a flange on the for
ward truck of tne engine broke, throwing
the enmne off the track. The mail and
baggage -cars and smoker followed.
The bazgage - car crashed Into the
engine. The mailcar now lies on its
bide in a ditch on one side of the track,
while the tender, locomotive, baggage-car
and smoker are on the other. The engine
is completely wrecked and the cars in no
Engineer N»rman escaped with slight
scalds and bruises, but Fireman Crofcon's
injuries ar3 more serious. Several of bis
nbs are broken and be is injured other
A tramp riding on the mailcar bad a
shoulder broken. The passengers were
placed on a stub train and went ou to Port
BROKE OUT OF JAIL.
Then Tried to Wreck a Santa Fe
The Work of Three Convicts, One of
Whom Is Known in
Denver, Cob., Oct. 11.— Soon after mid
nigt.t an attempt was made seven miles
9outh of Denver to wreck an eaat-bouod
Santa Fe passenger train for the purpose
of robbery. Spikes were pulled trom the
rails and the engiu", baggage-car, coach,
chaircar and sleeper ran off to the ties.
The damage was trillion and no one was
hurt, bin tne track will be blocked. A
man called at the South Denver depot
early in the night and intimated that the
train was to be wrecked and robbed. Or
ders were given for it to proceed slowly,
but it was not supposed that the attempt
would be made so near the city and the
train was running at a spaed of eight miles
It is allpged that the three men who
attempted to wreck and rob the train are
escaped convicts from the County Jail.
Between 8 and 9 o'clock last night they
sawed their way through the iron*cell bars
at the jail and escaped by lowering a rops
from tne window- Their names are Jim
Bartlett. known on the coast as "Whitey,"
who is the leader and who served a term
in the Sap. Quentin (California) peniten
tiary, Ted Newell and Frank Murray.
After breaking jail the men croceedod to
loct the town of Littleton, ten miles from
Denver. They entered the general mer
chandise store of J. D. Hill and bound and
gagged the night clerk. Only a few unim
portant articles were secured there. They
then visited the postoffice, but were
frightened away. Twelve county officers
are now on their track.
At 10 o'clock to-night the officers were
twenty minutes behind them at Sedalia. It
i* not likely the trio will be captured to
rn,'!.f, as the country in that neighborhood
is mountainous. The would-be highway
men stole several guns at Lit'leton and a
fight may occur should the authorities
THROUGH THE NORTH.
HcKinley Goes On in His March of
Detroit, Oct 11.— At Adrian, Mich.,
Governor McKinley was met by General
Alger, Governor llich and others, who es
corted tiiro to Detroit. A stop of luree
hours was made at Jackson in order to en
able the Governor to address an immense
crowd gathered at the fair grounds.
He referred feelingly to the fact that
Jackson was the birthplace of the Repub
lican par;y, which had done more for the
freedom of mankind and secured more
opportunities for tbe people th«n any
other political party whose histcry bad
been written anywhere in the world. A
brief stop was mado at Ann Arbor, where
tne students at the university and a great
number of others gave Governor McKinley
a rather boisterous greeting.
At Detroit there was a big crowd at the
depot to cheer and follow him in an organ
ized procession to the residence of General
Alger, wheie he will spend the night.
The Auditorium to-night was literally
packed, and Governor McKiolay found
his audience to be one of the most respon
sive he bM ever addressed.
A special train will take the Governor
in the morning to Grand Rapids.
Watterson's Daughter Married.
Louisville, Ky.. Oct. 11.— Miss Milorey
Watierson aud Alonzo Miller v.ere mar
ripd to-day at nooo, at toe h/-me of the
I ride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. ileury Wat
t-.'i joi), on Fourth avenue.