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GENERAL ALGERS DEFENSE
Reply to Criticiims in Senator
Although the Senator Insults His (aigvr'f)
Friends by Intimating That They Pur?
chased Negro Toten, He Has Said He
Did Not ltelleve the Latter Had Any
Fart In the Scramble of 1888.
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 31.?Gen. B. A.
Alger baa written a lengthy letter to
the Detroit Tribune In reply to Sena?
tor Jobn Sherman's charges against
the general's friends os oontalned in
the Beoond volume of "Sherman's Ro~
collections." The writer quotes Senator
Sherman's language, in which Sher?
man, in referring to the circumstances
attending the contest in tho national
convention of 18S8, wrote: "I believe,
and had, as T thought, conclusive proof
that the friends of General Alger sub?
stantially purchased tho votes of many
of the delegates from the Southern
States who bad been instructed by
their conventions to vote for mo."
Ho also quotes Senator Shtrman's
assertion to tho effect, that although he
bad learned with complalBanc3 of the
explanations of the wavering of the
Ohio and New York dclogs tion from his
(Sherman's) support, that "tho only
fueling of resentment 1 entertained was
in regard to the adtlon of the friends of
Gen. Alger in tempiing with money
poor negrooo to violate the inBtructionB
of their constitueo a."
In reply to theae qucatlona, Gan.
Alger sajs th.. t be should not have not
Intruded this matter upon tho public
were it not for tho f.ict that it appeared
Senator Sherman had gone Out of the
way to insult bia (Alger's) friends, as
??What he writes," asys Alger, "would
bo less ibj'.'otlonabio worn it not that
the Hec nil word in the first paragraph
ia written in tho proaent tense "
General Alger says that when tho
Sena or'H charges were first made, im?
mediately after the convention he was
especially distressed because of the
warm friendship existing between bim?
self and family and Gen. W. T. Sher?
man and family In view of this he
wrote General Sherman, assuring him
that there waa no foundation for the
chargea and that he had not replied to
the m on account, fi:st, or the age of the
Senator,second bis greatnamoand third
because of the injury such talk would
do the party.
Gen. Sherman in renly wrote:
"I assure you that I entertain for you
the same smtimenti of respect and afTec
tioo. es always. If anything ever shook
my faith in you it was that you siooped
to the level of n politician. A soldier of
repute, a gentleman and one who has
such a family aud business no Gan.
Alger ought to hold himself above that
level. But this is eminently a freo
country and you had as good a righ> to
enter the race as had John Sherman.
You made a good nhow of votes and if
you bought tome, according to universal
usage, surely I don't blamo you. 1
laughed at John for trying to throw off
on anybody. He was fairly beaten at
the convention and I congratulated him
on hla escape. I frankly answer your
inquiry by aaying that my friendship to
you haa not been shaken i t the least;
that I wish you all honor and happiness
and that during my ehort remainder we
may of :en meet here or on tho rac.fi;.
With great rtspect. etc ,
"W. T. Sherman "
Continuing, General Alger says that
during tne excitement of '8S he paid
little attention to the repons in ques?
tion, aa nothing hadappetred over Sen
ator Sherman's name, but now the case
ia different. Ho then gives an analysis
of Soulhern votes received by Senator
Sherman and himself at the Chicago
convention. The General montions a
Hat of aoldiers and other friends of hta
among these delegatea whom, he con?
cludes, naturally used their utmost en?
deavors with their respective delegates
in bia behalf, and adds: "No delegate or
friend who went to Ohicago in my be?
half, or voted lor me at the convention,
evor aaked for, cr received, a aingle
piodge from mo for money or for any
General Alger relate* instances of the
friendship between himself and the
Senator of late yeara and of assurances
given him by Sbeiman that, while bis
disappointment has beon great, he did
not believe that Alger had any part In
the scramble for votes, etc , in 1888.
Alger also quotes an autcgraph letter
written him by Senator Sherman in
1802 in which the latter reasserts: "I
oheriah no prejudice or unkindneas for
the incident ot tho national convention
"In conclusion," writes Ganeral Al?
ger, "I will only add, that if Senator
Sherman is willing to leave a record
made up largely of adverse criticisms
of the publio men of his day, many ot
whom have passed from earth, be is
welcome to the task. I am sure he
stands alone among our publio men
who would be willing by his own act,
to blight the honorable record of the
living and tho dead."
A letter from James Lewis, colored,
of New Orleans, la appended, staling
that the writer voted for Alger in the
1888 convention as second choice to
Sherman, and denying that negro dele?
gates were in the habit of selling their
Insargent Leader Snrrendero
Havana, Nov. 21.?According to an
official dispatch received here from
CtenfuegoR, province of Santa Clara, tho
insurgent leader Rego, with 250 fol?
lowers, has surrendered to tho author?
ities of that place.
Sir Henry Ponaonby Den I.
Cowes, Isle of Wight, Nov. 21 ?Sir
Henry Ponnonby, formerly private
secretary to Queen Victoria, and keeper
of the privy purse, died at S o'olook this
morning of paralysis.
SUSPKOTBD OF MUHDE ES.
James De Witt Arrested on tbe Charge of 1
Killing HU Wife.
Louisvili.k. Ky., Nov. 21?A special
to tbe Evening Post from Asbiand, Ky.,
says: Tbe dead body of Mrs. James De
Witt was found in the woods six miles
beyond Qrayson, last night, with a
shawl tied tightlv around her throat
and face and marks of choking and beat*
Ing plainly visible.
She disappeared last Thursday even?
ing- after visiting her husband, at his
hoarding houeo near her mother's home.
The oouple have been living apart for
some time. Her husband assisted in
the searoh for her; and was with the
party that found tbe body. Just before
the discovery he complained of having
a chill and shook so that the search was
delayed for aome time.
De Witt has been arrested oharged
with the murder. He protests his inno?
cence, and claims his wife committed
Buiclde. Excitement ia intense and he
may be lynohed.
New Tork Oily Wants It He'd There Next
New York, Nov. 31.?The campaign
for securing for thin city the national
political and otber conventions of next
voarand ensuing years, was Inaugurated
to-day when tho convention committeo
of tbo board of trado met to elect its
olilaers and perfect Its scheme of opera?
Owing to the fact that a large propor?
tion of tbe committee had started for
Atlanta to take part in the Mabattan
day demonstration at tbo Exposition,
the election of officers was postponed
until the in x' meeting, which will be
hold early In Deoember.
Under temporary organization, how?
ever, tbe convention committee ap?
pointed a committee to wait upon mem?
bers of tbe Republican national cora
niUtee, who are now In this city, and to
urgo upon them'the advantages of New
York as a convention city. It was also
made Known that Brooklyn Is co-operat?
ing with New York in tbe matter.
SOUTH CAROLINA CONVENTION.
Hoiueatcad and Personal Property Ei
Coi.umoia, S. C, Nov. 21 ?Tho con?
stitutional Convention to-day disposed
of tbe homes toad exemption matter
which had been left over for about a
mon.ll. The exemption is SI,000 in
land and 8500 In personal property, and
after It is set off it cinnot bo mort?
gaged. Three hundred dollars worth of
personal property and wearing apparel
is exempted to unmarried peraonB also.
Tho section on miscegenation, which
was also left over, was also brought up.
Tbe convention bad practically agreed
on prohibiting- marriages whom there Is
more than one eighth negro blooa, but
another tight was made to prohibit them
when any negro blood existed, but no
volo was arrived at.
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Charged With Murdering His Mlatrein.
Chicoo, Nov. 21.?Charles Moo is
under arrest charged with murdering
his mistress, Annie Anderson, somu
time last night. It appears that while
the woman elept he tied a rope around
her neck, passed it over thn gas jit and
with a sudden pull drew der body up.
Lie sat calmly by while tho woman
slowly strangled to death, then he lay
down on the bed and slept until morn?
ing, when be arose and left tho house,
announcing to the proprietress that his
mlsirees had died during the night and
he was going to notify tho police. Ho
disappeared, however, but was Goon ar?
rested. Moe shot at the woman a short
time ago because she refused to furnish
him with money for drink.
Will Consult With the Powers.
London. Nov. 21.?Tbe Manchester
Guardian to day, says that it is reported
that in thn communication from tho
sultan of Turkey read by the Marquis
of Salisbury on Tuesday iasi, at Brigh?
ton, England, before the National
Union of Conservative Associations,
Abdul Hamid offered after the execu?
tion of reforms in Armenia, to visit
London and otber European capita s
for the purpose of arriving at a complete
understanding with the powers relative
to tbo future administration of the
Kecolpts From Internal Kevonoe.
Wabuinqton, Nov. 21.?The annual
report of the commissioner of internal
revenue made public to-day shows the
receipts from the severai resources dur?
ing tbo last fiscal vear as follows: From
spirits, 879 862 627; decrease for tho
year,85,336,624; tobacco, 820,704,907; In ?
crease, 81,087,009; fermented liquor*,
Sil,640.617; Increase, 8225,829; income
tax, 877,130; oleomargarine, ?l,4bQ 211;
deoreaae, 8314 '^68; miscellaneous S551,
583; increase, 8338 554 The toUl re?
ceipts from ail sources w*ra $143,246,
077, a decrease of S3.922,371.
Killed by a Cave-In.
LomsviLi.k, Ky., Nov. 21.?Six boys,
who were digging a oave at Twinty
eighth and Orayson streets this nvrn
lng, woro burled by a cavo in of tho
bank. Two were dead when reached,
two others woro btdiy injured and two
escaped unhurt. Tbe dead are: Howard
Kamage and Louis Snow Tbe Injured?
Will R&msge, lees broken; Walter
Campbell, arm broken. The boys had
been at work soveral days in a ateep
embankmont on Qrayson street, and
were juBt completing their play-house
when the earth gave way.
THE SITUATION AGAIN SERIOUS
And Vigorous Action of the
The Sultan Haa Appointed Bahir Pasha
MUlitary Commander or the Alleppo
District?The Paths Made HlinseU No?
torious by His Cruelties When Gover.
nor of Van ? United State? Minister
Terrlll Advises Missionaries to Come
Copyrighted 1?5 by T. A. P.
Constantinople, Nov. 31.?Matters
political do not look as br?ht to-d>y as
they did yesterday. The professed de?
termination of the sultan to act ener?
getically in repressing the disorders la
Asia Minor had a decidedly good effect
hero and elsewhere. Hut a further jar?
ring has occurred and it is once more
Bahrl Pasha who is the disturbing
olement. This notorious official made
himself so conspicuous by bin cruelty to
Armenians and maladministration of
his district when governor of Van, that
tbe British ambassador, Sir Philip
Currle, insisted upon bis removal.
Af.or considerable correspondence on
the subject, and plain evidence of the
pasha's unfltness for his post having
been furnished to the sultan, tho latter
removed tho pasha. Bihri, however,
brought the strongest influence to bear
upon Abdul Hamid, protested bis inno?
cence of tho charges brought against
him, claimed that his removal was
brought about by the intrigues of the
Armenians, and eventually he was not
only fo'given, but was decorated with
tho order of Osmanlioh and compli?
mented upon his efforts to suppress dis?
Soon afterwards it wsb rumored that
Bahrl Pjsha was to be appointed to
command the large force of Turkish
trcopB, being concentrated at Marash
for a movement upon Zeltoun, which is
held by tho Armenians, who had cap?
tured the Turkish garrison, consisting
of about 400 men. This report raised
steh a s orm of indignation in diplo?
matic and other circles here that tho
plan was abandoned, if indeed it had
been formed. Now, however, tho storm
has burst again, for Bahri Pasha has
been appointed military compandor of
the Alerjpo district.
The bad impression which this has
produced can hardly bo exaggerated, for
tbe diplomats feel that it will be almost
impossible to prevent him from pursuing
the same tactics at Alleppo that ho pur?
sued at Van. Upon receiviug the news
of Bahri Pasha's appointment to the
military command at Aleppo, the repre- |
sentativoB of tho powers held a meeting
and>dlEcua*ed the matter from all hs
The result was that tbey have joined
in a note to the Turkish government,
saying that they cannot answer for the
consequences which might ena-eshould
tbr Armenians of /. ntoun be massacred
after their aurrenier, whloh tho Ar?
menian patriarch, at tho instance of the
representatives of tbe powers, is en?
deavoring to bring about in order to
prevent further bloodshed.
Aleppo la situated about seventy- five
miles distant from Marash, which is
about fifteen miles from Zeltoun, is the
capi-al of the villayot of Halob, in
which both Marash and Zeltoun are
si tu aud It will thufl be son that
while tbo sultan, alarmed at the dis?
approval of the rumor of Bahrl Pasha's
appointment of tho immediate com?
mand of tbe Turkish troops at Marash,
refrained from confirming it, he haa
maoe him military commander of the
Aleppo district, which will give him
control over tbo commander of the
Turkish troops at MaraBh.
A dispatch received here from Aleppo,
aaya that the irreateat alarm still pre?
vails there. Frequent councils ot tbo
ministers are being held st the ml aces
and some plain language it said to have
boen used by tbe sultan. That a sweep?
ing out of tho present cabinet iB con?
templated nobody doub s; indeed, peo?
ple are astonished that it did not take
pisca when the sultan underwent his
change of mind as a result of thn as
Bombiying of forolgn fleets. Tbo Brit?
ish fleet ia still at Si'onici and the
Italian fleet is at Smyrna, about 800
miles from S*ionic?. Smyrna and
Salonica, however, are aboim an equal
distance from tho entrance to tee
The United States minister, Alexan?
der W. Terrell, at tho request cf the
American missionaries at Kharput, has
prevailed upon the Turkish government
to telegraph order* to the Turkish com
mander there to furnish the missiona?
ries with an escort of troops to conduct
them to tho nearest ooln*. on the Hlack
Sea coast, possibly Treblzond in order
that tbey may embark for this city.
Mr. Terrlll has also advised tbe mis?
sionaries in other disturbed districts to
retire from their posts for a time, so
that their presence may not bo madu the
excuse for furthor disorder. It is be?
lieved that this suggestion will be
adopted in several oases at least.
The Powers Oraillled.
Buda. Pkbtii, Nov. 21.?In tbe Diet
to-day, replying to a question regarding
the situation of affairs in Asda Minor,
tho premier, Baron lianffy, said that tho
representations of the arxbasHadors of
the powers at Constantinop e had led to
a gratifying result. The porte had dis?
played an earnest intention to restore
tranqulliiy in tho disturbed districts
and to protect tho Christians. The
premier added that tho meat com?
plete unanimity of opinion prevailed j
among tho powers.
Irish Leader Married.
London, Nov. 21.?John Dillon, the
well-known Irish leader, and anti
Parnellite member of parliament for
East Mayo, was married this morning
at the Oratory, Hrorapton, this city, to
Miss Mathow, daughter of Justice
Mathew. After tho ceremony the
bishop of Galway road a telegram from
pope bestowing his blessing upon tho
A DIPLOMAT DEAD.
Senhor The dim, th? Portuguese Minister,
Died at Washing-ton Yeeterday.
Washington, Nov. 21.?Seohor Au
gusto Thedim, Portuguese minister to
the United States, died at his residence
here at 8:30 this morning, of congestion
of the lungs, after a short illness.
Senhor Thedim had been a sufferer
from consumption for a number of year?.
He had a sudden and violont hemorrhage
Sunday evening, but rallied and his at?
tending physicians had hopes of his ul?
timate recovery from the latest attack,
but yesterday evening he grow suddenly
worse and from that time sank steadily
until the end.
His wire was at his bedside when he
died. Ho left no children. A state fun?
eral will bo held at St. Matthew's
Ohurchln this city Saturday morning.
The remains, accompanied by Senora
Thedim, will be taken to Portugal on
the Bteamship Bourgoynr, leaving New
York on the 30th instant, and the body
will be Interred at Lisbon.
Senhor Thedtm wai 38 years old. He
was the only representative of the Por?
tuguese governments this city. Ho came
hero last June, succeeding Senhor Sousa
Rosa, who was transferred to the Portu?
guese mission ?t Paris. His formal
presentation to the President took place
Oc;ober 31. He was for a number of
years secretary of the Portuguese loca?
tion at Madrid, loavlng there In 1802.
Then be went to Rome as seoretary of
t^hu legation of his goverment,accredited
to tin' Italian government, com?
ing to Washington after leaving that
THE POLLAbD MUKDBREK9.
The Huprnme Court Refuses a Mandamun.
Says the Prisoners Are Held I'nlawfal'y.
Richmond, Vs., Nov 21.?Tue court
of appeals handed down an opinion to
day in the case of the Lunenburg pris?
oners recently convicted of tho murdor
of Mrs. Pollard. Tho oourt had been
asked to Issue a mandamus to compel
the city sergeant of Richmond to deliver
tho prisoners to the Lunenburg authori?
ties. The court declined to Issuo tho
mandamus, but declared that there was
no autborlty of law for the governor's
action In delaying tho prisoners.
Nor did Judge Woilford, before whom
Ihn prisoners wore taken on a writ of
habeas corpus, have jurisdiction in the
oaso, but that as ho tiad assumed juris
diction in the cat o, the prisoners were
now in thocustody of his court and that
they must be removed from that juris?
diction by another process of law.
ThiB Is c instrued to bo a broad hint
to Judge Woilford to dismiss the writ
and it is b jlieved that he will do bo. In
that event no power can prevent the
Lunenburg authorities from tatting tho
.luv'no Wellford this aftp-r-oou en?
larged tho writ of habeas corpus until
to-morrow, when ho will dlsBolve it and
remand tho prisoners to the custody of
tbu bhoriff of Lunenburg.
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A Neuro Murderer Lynched.
Nashville, Tenn.. Nov. 81.?A Knox
vlllo, Tenn., special to tho Bannorsays:
Charles Ilurd, a negro, who murdered
Jasper D. K-jlly, a young ma i, near
llarrlman, Tenn., a few days ago, was
takon from tbe jail at Warlburg,
the county seat of Morgan county, and
lynched at midnight. A mob of 200
masked men gathered at a point throe
miles from tbe jail and marched In
fours to tho prison. A demand was
made on Jailer Langtry to "open "
This he refused to do and the door was
broken opun with a aledgo hammer.
Wbon tbe mob was on the inside the
jillor was placed undor the points of
olstols and guns and llnally gave up
hit koyn. The negro was taken from
his coll and a rope placed around his
neck He was araggod to an oak tree
one hundred yards distant, where he
was swung up.
The Ituiuor Not True.
Washington, Nov. 21.?The de?
parture of the Spanish cruiser Alpbonso
XII from Havana for Venezuela has
been the basis for a sensational report
that Spain would join with Franco and
Great Britain in a demonstration against
Venezuela. It It stated, however, by
Officials conversant with tho facts that
the Alpbonso XII goes on tbo entirely
paclflo mission of conveying a new
Spanish minister to Venezuela and that
there is no prosp.ct of ttouble.
Train Wreokers Enjoy Themselves.
Rome, N. Y., Nov. 21 ?The four
young train wreokers are enjoying
themselves immensely in the oorrldors
of the jail. They alng and dance, play
cards, smoke cigarettes, and tell stories.
The boys are now denying complicity
in tbe wreck. They all now claim to
have been frightened into making a con?
The Comet Coming Nearer,
Mount Hamilton, Nov. 21. ? The
comot discovered at Lick Observatory
on November 15 by C L?. Perrine prom?
ises to be an exceedingly interesting
ono. Itlsnow about 84,000.000 miles
from the sun. Tho distance will de?
crease and roach a minimum of about
30.C00,000 inllea on Dooembor 18. After
December 10 tho diatanoo from tbo sun
will again lncroato. The object is not
quite viBlble to the naked eye, but IttS
I brightness Is Increasing very rapidly
I and It will undoubtedly be visible with
I out telescope Id a few weeka.
LORD D?NRUVEN'S DEFENSE
His 8peach to Nriends at Cardiff,
Ha Bay* He Has Not Vlade Accusation*
Aualnit Anybody, lliV Before the Kirut
H?o? Hade the Same Vonoplalnt ae to
Defender's HeasnremanV That He Made
in the Published PamphRpt.
Cardiff, Wales, Nov. 11,~\a. number
of prominent residents of thu? olty to?
night publicly presented to LoW Dun
raven a silver model of ValkyNrio III.
The insorlptlon on toe btae \>t the
modol, which was approved byXLord
Dunraven, is as follows: ''Presentoid at
Cardiff, November 31, 1895, to the 15?r 1
of Dunraven, E. P., by his neighbcVa
and friends in recognition of his gallanw
efforts to bring home tho Amerio\'d\
Lord Dunraven, replying to the gen- \
tlemen whomade the presentation,made
a long speech, in the coursaof which he
"1 havn passed through a very trying
? ?xp'Ticu.:-', and I adopted a certain
course because it was my plain duty I?
ban been roared by tho excited press of
America that in publishing the litt la
history of the events of the late raoes I,
for the first time, mado an accusation
agilnst the owners of Defender. Yot,
if they had read my statement instead
of going Into premature hysterics they
would nave Been that there was du
foundation for their charge. I havn lit?
tle hope of converting them, hut I can
explain the matter to you.
"I have not made an accusation
against anybody. I mentioned a faot
which I believe to bo true and which I
still believe to be true, nimely tbas .
Defender sailed the first race more
deeply immersed than when she was
measured tho day previously and I gave
my reasons for so thinking. On that
fact I have not had tbe slightest doubt.
Whotbor I am right or wrong is a mat?
ter ot opinion, anl must, I fear, always
"It 1b absurd'to pretond that I was
actuated by aplte or pique, for I made
tho complaint before the first race wis
started to Latham Fish, a member of
the oommltteo, who was alao Defender's
representative on my boat. I gave him
my reasons for my belief In words
almost ldontloal with those I used in
"If It Is an Insult, now, It was cer?
tainly equally an insult when it was
made, and I cannot but think that this
violent burrloane of Indignation would
have carried more conviction had it
burst over ray head at the time the com?
plaint was made while I was in America,
and could have stood up for myself. It
seems a little out ot date now. I am
accused of desiring to insult tho Ameri?
can nation. My ideas aro not so large
or ambitious. Tbe em r c is evor ho
much too big for me.
"I t it not preposterously absurd that
aftor my long and oloso connections
with America and the kindness and
hospitality I havo experienced at their
hands I oouid possibly doilro to insult
them? Or tb\t after immense trouble
and expense 1 should withdraw from a
contest unless l felt absolutely com?
pel led to do so?
"I hope I c\n take a licking as well
as any man, provided it is a fair one. I
would havo sdmltt d tba'|<r>y ship was
beaten had she been beH&a on her
merits. Hut fair condltluTrT and a fair
Hold aro necessary to determine that
question. I withdrew becauao I was
curtain it was my right as an iudiviiusl
aud my duty aa Billing representative."
OFF FOR ATLANTA.
New Yorker? Start Hou'h to Celebrate
NEW York, Nov 31 ?A representa?
tive party of New Yorker loft the Penn?
sylvania dop>t, Jers-y City, this after?
noon for Atlanta, where a', the gre?t
Exposition on Monday next th?y will
uphold tbe honor and gl.>ry of Manhat?
tan. With ibera went tue gallant fel?
lows of Troop A, who will set as escort
for Mayor Stror.g at Atlant?. The clti
/.ens and trooper* went by three special
trains of aeven or five car* each.
Mayor Strong is not with the party.
Ho will leave at 3 o'clock accompanied
by hia son, Secretary Hedges, President
Seth Lowe, of Columbia College, and
Dr. Chaunc^y M. Depew. They will
travel over tho Pennsylvania line in the
private car of President So^noer, of tbe
Southern Railway Company.
Sehlatter Seen on a Oray Home.
Dbnvkk, Colo., Nov 31.?A special to
the News from Butte, Colo., near
Pueblo, says tl>at Krancls Schlatter, the
healer, 'who left Denver mysteriously
and unexpectedly last week, passed
through that town yesieiuay riding
south on a gray bo?ae.
The United states Government re?
ports show Royal Baking Powder su?
perior (O all others.