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Is, !n all respects, equal to the best
previous productions of the writer.
Exclusively in THE SUNDAY
JOURNAL of SEPT. 21.
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the law. and their attorneys, are notitiod that a (all
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COSbPIRACI THAT FAILED,
Clinton County Democrats Unable to Make An y
tbingOatofDickoryJackV'BriberjCasej. Special to the Indianapolis Journal:
Frankfort, Ind., 8ept 10. The Swears
Goff bribery case, the third arid last of tho
vote-bribery cases brought last spring
against Republican workers through tbo
instrumentality of Democratic politicians,
Tras siren to tho jury last night, and
at this writing the jury, is still oat.
These cases have excited the liveliest inter
est throughout, the Democratic gang leav
ing not a stone unturned that might lead
to success in their conspiracy, while Re
publicans were equally as active, deter
mined that such practice should meet with
defeat. The first of the series was brought
by the same man mentioned as plaintiff in
tne case of yesterday, Henry Swears, a
drunken vagabond, commonly known as
"Hickory Jack' against Attorney 13oulden
for "services rendered" at the April election,
to whom he claimed to have sold nis
vote, and sued under tho Lacey law
for fc300 damages. The jury in this case
was out but a few minutes when they re
turned a verdict for the defendant, award
ing him 50 damages, which, of course, he
could not collect. The Democracy imme
diately set up the cry of a "packed jury,"
although it was compased of some of their
best men, and the court for the next case
called a special venire. This cause that
of Foster vs. Bay lesswas tried last week
by a jury equally divided as to politics, re
sulting in the acquittal of the defendant
and an award or $100 damages for attorney
fees. Chagrined at their tiret defeat, the
second made them doubly so, and, to add
to their discomfiture, the echoes of
wildest curses from their brethren
in the oat-townships for putting the
county to useless expense, came to haunt
their dreams.
The case of yesterday they no doubt would
have avoided, but they had gont too far, and
accordingly massed their forces for an
other effort, with the hope that "Hickory
Jack" might this time change from a Jonah
to a Moses. The plaintiff took the witness
stand, indicating in every action that he
was the persuaded tool of unscrupulous
partisans to commit perjury. His storv
was studied, but, when questioned
by the attorneys for the de
fense, it was told in a blundering
way tnat smacked plainly of the lie at each
period. The only corroborating testimony
oi me alleged purcnase was that of hisstep
6on. who swore that ho was present at the
saloon where it took place. The vountr
man's evidence was refuted by three re
spectable witnesses for the defense, leavintr
the strong inference that the boy was a
cmp of the old block. After two days in
nearing witnesses the argument com
menced, and hero came the sensation an
action unprecedented in tho Clinton county
court-room. Three of the attorneys had
completed their argument, leaving Judge
HiKginbotbam to close for tho plaintiff.
His speech, while dramatio and couched
in eloquent terms, was most outrageous.
Never referring once to the evidence, he
left the case for the wildest political ha
rangue, navinz his respects to the Kenub-
lican officials, from tho President down.
He told the jury they were cowards: that
he didn't expect a verdict for bis side of
the case; that they c,?r Jd not assert their
manhood sauiciently w render it, closing
by daring them to return a verdict for the
plaintiff. The remarkable occurrence.
partly struck the spectators dumb: but the
fact that a political speech had been ad
vertised beforehand was evidenced by the
large number of prominent Democrats who
were present to hear it. Judtce Adams, for
the defense, appealed to tho court, stating
that it was no place for a political ha
rangue, and the jury should not be subject
to it, but Judge Paigo emphatically in
formed him that Higgenbotham had the
lloor.
Six People Drowned by a Cloud-llarst.
Evans VI LLE. Ark.. Sent. 19. Two fami.
lies of crvnsies. numbering nino rfrnns
camped at the fork of the creek, about a
mile north of here, Tnesday. During the
night, it is supposed, a cloud-burst oc
curred, lor to-uay tne bodies or six of them
wbo had been drowned were, recovered.
Those drowned were: Dinah George and
two children and Hannah Jones and cbild.
The men saved themselves and one child by
elm gins to some trees, the men say they
own a iarm near Kansas city.
Fanny Davenport III.
NEW YORK. Sent 19. Fannv DnvArmnTT
the well-known actress, is vory ill at tho
esiminsier notei lrom the effect of a cold
CaUtrht hv aittilior ne.ir nn nnpn witwlrtw
iler doctors say she must not start for Min
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neapolis, as she at brat intended to do.
THROWN INTO THE SCHUYLKILL
One Hundred Passengers on a Railway
Train Hurled Down an Embankment.
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The Pottsville Express on the Readlncr Road
Strikes a Wrecked Coal Train While Run
ning Nearly Forty Miles an Hour.
Forty to Fifty Persons Reported Killed
and as Many More Badly Injured,
Only a Fe w of the Bodies Recovered, the Others
Being Buried Under the Wreck in the
Water Experience of a Survivor.
DOWN AN EMBANKMENT,
Terrible Accident to a Passenger -Train on
the Beading Railway,
Reading, Fa., Sept 19, A wreck occur
red on the Reading railroad seventeen
miles above this place, about 6:f5 to-night.
If every thing is borne out by subsequent
developments, it is the worst wreck that
has ever occurred in this section in the
history of the Reading Railroad Company.
The train which met with the disaster left
this city at 6:05 o'clock, ten minutes late.
It is known as the Pottsville express, and
was running at the rate of at least thirty
eight or forty miles an hour. It had on
board possibly 125 to 150 passengers, and it
consisted of the engine, tender, mail and
express cars and three passenger coaches.
Above Shoemakersville, this connty, about
fifteen miles above this city, there is a
curve where tho railroad is about
eighteen to twenty xeet higher
than the Schuylkill river. Here,
shortly beforo 6 o'clock a freight
train ran into acoaltraiu, throwing several
cars of the latter on the opposite track, and
before the train hands had time to get back
to warn an approaching train of the dan
ger the Pottsville express camo around tho
curve and ran into the wrecked coal cars
on its tract.
The engine went down the embankment.
followed by the entire train with its human
freight. The scene was one of great horror.
The cries of the imprisoned passengers
were heartrending. It was a scene never
to be forgotten by those who participated
and survived. Some of the passengers
managed to crawl out of their prison and
arouse the neighborhood. Word was tele
graphed to this city and help summoned,
but all information was refused at this
point by the railroad officials. Physicians
and surgeons and a force of three hundred
workmen were taken to the spot by the
company, and with the aid of ft traveling
electric-light plant the work of clearing
away the wreck was at once proceeded
with. Work was slow, and the dead and
dying were taken out with great difficulty.
Up to 10 o'clock, to-night, six dead and
some thirty wounded had been taken out.
Of tho latter some were brought to this
city and others taken to the Miners' Hos
pital at Ashland. The dead'taken out up
to this time are as follows:
WILLIAM D.8HOMO, Reading, badly mangled.
JOHN WillTE, engineer, Pottavllle, Pa.
JAMES TEMPLIN. fireman, Pottsville, Pa.
IIAKRY LOO AN, conductor, Pottaville, Pa.
DAVID AUG8TADT. Mahanoy Cliy.
E. W. LOGAN, baggage-master, Shenandoah.
Those known to be injured at this hour
are:
Harrison Rilaxd. Philadelphia, ler broken
and internally injured.
Joseph Socthwood, Centralla, badly cut and
internally injured.
Jamls f. Merkel, Bethlohem, badly cut about
head aad internally injured.
John Thornton, Leesport, badly cut about
head and body, seriously injured.
Joseph noli., Biienauaoan, cut about Bead
and left shoulder broken.
Frank B. IIoll, manager of Frank Mavo's
dramatio company, cut about head and bodv.
bruled about arms and leirs.
Jons Carroll, 6t Clair, back hurt and inter
nally injured.
Joseph asfield, juananoy city, bruised about
body and legs.
ViLLiAM (JLAioMAN, port Clinton, badly cut
about breast.
Thomas Cooke r, Pnuadelphia, head and legs
injured.
Robert cotton, rottatown, injured internally.
Samuel Suollexuergeii, Hamburg, lees in
jured. .
is. w. uitiilek, uiraraviue, loot ana leg
mashed.
John Coolick, Mt Carmel, hurt internally and
hand smashed.
v. v. Johnston. Shenandoah, head badly cut
and leg broken.
George Sanders, Heading, Dacuy nurt about
neck and back.
Benj. Franklin, Shenandoah, left lip badly
cut and leg hurt.
James Boynhardt, Shenandoah, left hip
crushed and legs hurt.
JonN IIes?, Mahanoy City, legs badly hurt.
David O. Young, Mahanoy City, head badly
cut and legs sprained.
Lyman Dick, Hamburg, both legs broken.
Dr. B. P. Salade, New RingjroTd, right arm
badly hurt.
Jacob Ulmer, Pottsville, both legs broken.
Samuel Coomh, Mahanoy City, badly hurt
about body and leg broken. .
William Simmer?, Ashland, hurt.
The wrecked train is still lying at tho
bottom of the river to-night The exact
number on the passenger list is not known,
and a reporter who is still on the ground
telephones that he believes that there are
still twenty-five or more bodies underneath
the wreok or were carried away by the cur
rent. FORTY OR FIFTY KILLED,
But the Full Extent of the Disaster Will
Not Be Known Until DayUght.
Reading, Pa., Sept. 19, 11:30 p. m. The
Associated Press agent has just had direct
communication with hi. representative at
the scene of the wreck, and tho latter says
that conservative estimates place the num
ber of killed at forty to fifty. It is almost
impossiblo to estimate tho exact number,
and the full horror of the situation will
not be known before morning. At 11 o'clock
mail agent Greenawald's body was taken out
followed by tho horribly mangled bodies of
two Mahonoy City liremen on their way
home from tho Chester convention. There
is a rumor at the scene of the wreck that
Georffo F. Kaercher, of Pottsville, waa in
the wrecked parlor car. Whether this re
fers to Goorgo R. Kaercher, the famous
lawyer, of this place, is not known, but if
this is bo, tho State loses on;of its brightest
legal ornaments. The scene in this city is
one of great excitement.
Up to midnight thirteen bodies have been
recovered. The names of those known
have already been given. Five bodies are
exposed . to view in the wreck. They are
pinned nnder the timbers. The wreckers
of Cmsona and Reading have arrived, and
are hard at work.
Professor Mitchell, of Lehigh University,
Bethlehem, is among the injured at the
Reading Hospital. Lawrence Barnes, of
Philadelphia, had his arm dislocated. The
body of JohnL. Miller, of Cressona, was
taken out at midnight
At 2 o'clock a. M. (Saturday) the situa
tion, was as follows: Three hundred men
were still at work, but they were making
slow progress. Fifteen bodies had been
taken out None of the bodies have been
taken from the 6cene of disaster. John
McDonough, John Noll and William John-.
eon, of Shenandoah, badly hurt, and John
Strausse, Schuylkill Haven, are among the
latest injured reported. It is still
believed that twenty or more are
underneath the wreck. Who they are
is not known, because it is not
known who was on tho train, and how many
were actually killed will only be disclosed
with the removal of the engine and cars
from the bed of th river to-morrow. Su
perintendent Cable, of tho road, has given
every order necessary for the comfort of
the injured.
No more names can be secured. The tele
phone office has closed. That was the only
meana of getting news to-night. Only one
reporter got to tho scone, and he telephoned
nearly all the news that was secured.
Prominent Persons Among the Dead.
Readixo, Pa., Sept 19. George R.
Krcrcher, tho eminent railroad lawyer of
Pottsville, who has also a. law office in
Philadelphia, is among the killed. Persons
who were well acquainted with him have
identified the crushed body in the debris
of the Pullman car. "William D. Shonie, one
of Reading's wealthiest citizens, was a pas
senger on the train and was one of the first
persons reported killed. His family have
been unable to obtain any information con
cerning him. It was unusual for him to
leave home at night and especially on a
Friday night, as he is a bank director and
has never missed the usual Saturday board
day. A singular fatality induced him to
leave this evening. He has large land in
terests in the northern portion of the coun
ty, and an important business transaction
required his presence in Hamburg.
He left home very unwillingly,
with the intention of returning
on tho fast tram in the moraine. At 10:15
o'clock to-night word was received here
that his body was one of the first taken
from tho wreck. Shome was a reputed
millionaire. He was a bank director and
one-tif tb owner of the Reading Academy of
Music He also had farms, great mills,
forges, foundries, mines and business es
tablishments in dlfl'erent sections of the
country. He formerly resided in Hamburg,
where be was engaged in business for many
years. He leaves a widow and two sons.
At 70 p. m. a special train left this city
for the scene of the wreck, taking the Phil
adelphia & Reading railroad surgeon. Dr.
Murray Wordman. and a corns of eight as
sistants. An electric-light plant was also
dispatched on the same train, which was
speedily put in operation, and greatly
facilitated the work of removing the
wounded. No passenger trains arriving
after 6 p. m. were permitted to go beyond
the city. All passengers from Phila
delphia and intermediate points for desti
nation north of Reading were compelled to
leave tho trains. At 9:80 o'clock a special
train was made up for Philadelphia, to take
the place of the Buiialo express, the leav
ing time of which is 8:25 p. m. The main pas
senger depot of the Philadelphia & Reading
depot was crowded at that hour and up to
11 o'clock to-night with excited passengers
and anxious relatives of persons who were
known to have been aboard the ill-fated
train. Some passengers who came from Phil
adelphia, intending to go to Pottsville and
points beyond, took special trains back
when they found that there would be no
tram to go northward to-night.
A SorriTor's Terrible Experience.
Reading, Pa., Sept 19. The Associated
Press representative has just had an inter
view with one of the passengers who went
down in the wreck and who was but slight
ly injured. Sixteen of the injured were
brought on a special train to the Reading
Hospital at 11 o'clock. This gentleman
says that when the passenger train left
Reading the cars were all well filled.
Among them were many ladies. He sat in
the front part of the last car. This is his
story:
'The train was going at a lively rate of
speed. The passengers appeared a happy
crowd, many of them ladies, chatting and
laughing after a day's pleasure at the
Berks county fair. J was viewing the
country through which we were'passmg,
when suddenly there was a terrible crash.
I was burled from my seat, while the cars
rolled down tho twenty-foot embankment.
and I was thrown from on j side of the car
to the other, like a boy, when, splash, one
end went into the water, and I was thrown
against tho side of the car with a
force that partially stunned me. I quickly
recovered myself, and managed to climb
upon the seats on that side of the car Which
lav against the embankment. I was a
prisoner in the car, unable to get out, and
while I was nursing my sprained ankle and
wrist out of joint 1 realized that 1 was in a
scene of veritable horror. Around and
about me were human beings, struggling
in the water, screaming in their fright, and
some almost dragged me back into the
water again. A few saved themselves as I
did, and the remainder struggled in the
water, and then quietly sank out of sight"
Ten Killed in Mexico.
City op Mexico (via Galveston), Sept
19. A terrible accident happened to-day on
the Mexican railroad. Two trains, going
in opposite directions ran into each other
at Rmconada, and tho cars were piled on
one another and completely wrecked. Ten
persons were killed and several others
wounded.
Methodists and the Tobacco Habit
Montreal, Que., Sept 19. At the Meth
odist General Conference to-day the educa
tional committee reported the urgant neces
sity of not recognizing degrees obtained at
inferior and fictitious universities, and a
resolution was adopted that ministers ob
taining degrees from foreign institutions
should submit the same to the examining
boards of their annual conferences. Tho
report of the committee on tobacco caused
a Ions discussion. A mild recommenda
tion urging abstinence on the part of
Methodists was nnally adopted. A resolu
tion was also passed recommending legis
lation to prevent' the sale of tobacco to
children under sixteen years of age.
Nineteen Cena Fraud Indictments.
Minneapolis, Minn., Sopt 19. The
United States grand jury spent the entire
day listening to the evidence in the Minne
apolis census cases. Late this afternoon
nineteen indictments were returned acainst
Minneapolis and St Paul parties. Their
names are not known, but the list will be
made known to-night in all probability.
Not the Illeht Tate.
Springfield. Mo., Sept 19. Columbus
Tate, ox Dallas county, Missouri, was ar
rested by private detectives on Wednesday
and concealed in confinement near Spring-
held until last night, when .bis place oi in
carceration was fHsMTerfd and he was re
leased on a writ of habeas corpus. Mr.
Tate was supposed to be Dick Tate, the
absconding treasurer of Kentucky, and the
requisition papers ior his capture were an
in proper form, but he happened not to
have b?en the right man. The arresting
party is now in the woods trying to avoid
A. ? A. r . 4 A
arrest, n oemg assert ea mat inero was
more or less chicanery in the procurement
of the requisition papers.
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WORK OP THE PRESIDENT.
Proclamation Concerning the Cherokee Strip-
Lottery and River and UarborBills Signed.
Cressox Springs, Sept. 19. The Presi
dent to-day issued the following proclama
tion: Whereas, it has been represented to me that.
by reason of the drought which has prevailed in
the Indian Territory and in the adjoinimr States,
ine execution or my proclamation ox l eD. xv,
1690. reoulrlnc the removal of all livestock
from the Cherokee Outlet on or before OcL 1,
would work great hardship and Joss not only to
the owners of stock herded upon the etrip, but to
tae owners of attle in the adjoining btate: ana
Whereas, the owners of all cattle now herded up
on the outlet have submitted to me a proposition
in writing whereby they agree to remove one
halt of their stock from the outlet on, or before
Nov. 1, and the residue thereof and all of their
property and employes on or before Dec X
next, ana to aoanaon all claims in said ouueu
Now. therefore. I. Benlamin Harrison. Presi
dent of the United States, do give notice and pro
claim that the time heretofore fixed for the re
moval of live stock herded upon said outlet, is
extended to Nov. 1, as to the resilne thex-
or, and as to all property and employes.
Mr. Tibbott. of the White Honse force.
arrived here this mornintr at 0 o'clock with
the river and harbor appropriation bill and
the anti-lottery bill. They were submitted
to the President immediately after break
fast. He was perfectly familiar with the
provisions., and. after reading them over
carefully, attached his signature to each
so that they are now laws.
The President signed the following nom
inations and they were 6ent to Washington
to-day: John A. Riner, of Wyoming, to bo
ULited States district judge forthe district
of Wyoming; 13. F. Fowler, of Wyoming,
to be United States attorney for the district
of Wyomiug; John P. Rankin, of Wyoming,
to be United States marshal forthe district
of Wyoming: Second Lieut Charles L. Pot
ter to be brst lieutenant corps ot en
gineers, U. S. A., vice Spencer, resigned;
additional Second Lieutenant Chester
Harding to be second lieutenant, corps of
engineers, vice Potter, promoted.
The President has been informed that the
repairs now going on at the White House
will make it uninhabitable until the middle
of next week. Should he return to Wash
ington before that time he will probably
be the guest of Postmaster-general Wana-
maker. The President and his family have
accepted an invitation to visit the coal and
InmliAr t cr nn a rf Pannavltronii in -f Via
.U'Jwa AtivutJ V4 A VUUJ I aillOi AAA VUU
neighborhood of Houtzdale. Clearfield
county, Carwensville and Phillipsburg.
ana tney win leave nere to-morrow, at iu
o'clock, for that purpose. The miners have
promised the President a rousing reception,
and will keep a coal-mine open for his in
spection. OFFERED A REWARD FOR HIS HEAD.
Chinese Gambler Advertises for ft Murderer to
Kill a Christianized Fellow-Hongolian.
Pittsburg, Pa., Sept. 19. Ye Lang.
though a Christian Chinaman, is a sub
scriber to a 6ecret-society paper issued in
San Francisco. He was horrified to see an
advertisement in the last issue, signed by a
Mongolian, Charley King, of this city, of
fering $500 cash to the man who would
bring him the head of Yo Lang. Lang tele
graphed ior a New York fellow-Christian,
Guy Main, a highly educated Chinaman,
and at tho head of tho Chinese beneficial
organization there. Together they worked
Inn the cara. and fShftrletr Kin cr was ar.
rested to-day and jailed.
At the hearing it was shown that Mr.
King was the proprietor of a Grant-street
drug store and gambling-shop, where fan
tan ruled at all hours, and the Christianized
Ye Lang had been making a determined
effort to break it op: hence the advertise
ment in the High-binder organ offering a
reward for his head. Charlie King is de
fiant, and says Ye Lang's head will yet be
nailed to the telegraph-pole outside of his
door. Ye Lang believes this implicitly, and
says the newu of the reward has spread so
far that his doom is sealed, as the High
binders have additional reason for taking
his life because he has embraced the Chris
tian faith. The case will be continued to
morrow. DID SOT NAME A TICKET.
South Carolina Republicans Make No Nom
inationsIlliterate Whites Denounced.
Columbia, S. C, Sept 19. The Repub
lican State convention elected E. A. Web
ster chairman of the State executive com
mittee. The platform denounces the sup
pression and prostitution of the ballot in
South Carolina; demands fair and just rep
resentation in all sections without regard
to race or party; indorses the administra
tion of President Harrison; approves the
course of Speaker Reed, and regrets the
failure of the Senate to pass the federal
election bill. E. 11. Deas, colored, of Dar
lington, offered the following:
Resolved. In order to secure a Just, liberal and
impartial administration for all the people of the
btate, regardless or party or color, tue memDers
of this convention hereby determine to support
at the polls as their choice for tne governorship
Judge W. A. Haskell, of this city, and that the
State executive committee he instructed to carry
out the wish of the convention in this respect.
Deas's speech in support of his resolution
was the sensation of the convention. He
took the ground that the convention had
the splendid oppoctunity to do something
to show the people of the State that the
Republicans of South Carolina had some
regard for decency and good government,
and some detestation of Tillmanism." All
over the State it was being asked if Repub
licans would not have the manhood and
courage to put up a ticket, either Repub
lican or Democratic, for the decent ele
ment of the State to vote for. He, for one.
wanted decency or wanted nothing. All of
the trouble in the State came from the rule
of illiterate whites, and he did not want
that to go on any longer. After much
speech-making the convention decided not
to adopt the resolution. Judge Haskell is
a leading anti-Tillroanite, and one of tho
foremost Democrats of South Carolina,
with a fine military and civil record.
No nominations for State officers were
raado, and the convention adjourned sine
die.
Ex-Governor Foster Undecided.
New York, Sept 19. Ex-Gov. Charles
Foster, of Ohio, who is staying at the Fifth
avenue Hotel, was the recipient of numer
ous congratulations, last evening, on his
nomination for Congress in the Eighth dis
trict of the Buckeye State. Although he
fully appreciated the honor conferred upon
him, he was still uncertain whether he
would accept it or not "I shall not decide
the question," he said to a reporter, "until
I return home next week. I did not wish
the nomination, and wrote to numbers of
the convention declining to allow the use
of my name. As my letters, with two excep
tions, remained unanswered, I began to
fear that the delegates intended to nomi
nate me. 1 feel that it is my duty to accept
the nomination, however."
Republican Ticket In Colorado.
Denver. Cob. Sept 19. The Republican
State convention this morning nominated
John L. Routt for Governor and Judge
William Story for Lieutenant-governor.
This afternoon the convention completed
the ticket as follows: For Treasurer, John
H. Fessler.of Garland county; Secretary of
State, E. J. Eaton. of Colorado Springs;
Auditor, John II. Henderson, of Logan
county; Attorney-general. Samuel J. Jones,
of Summit; Superintendent of Pnblio In
struction, Fred S. Dick, of Los Amm&,
HERO OF PLEYUA DROWNED
Turkish Han-of-War Sinks Off the Coast
of Japan, with 500 Souls on Board
Osman Pasha, Who Defeated the Russians in a
Notable Battle, Amoc the Scmber Lost
Ilia Career in the Army of the Torte.
How the Arrest of Dillon and O'Brien Is
Viewed in British Political Circles,
Two Ifore Members of the Land League Ar
rested Demands of German lliners Hail
Steamer Wrecked Loaite HicheL
FITE HUNDRED LIVES LOST.
A Turkish Frigate Founders off Japan Os
man Pasha Among the Drowned
Londox, Sept 19. Advices from Hiogo
state that the Turkish man-of-war Ertzo
groul hasfoundered at sea, and that five
hundred of her crew were drowned. Tho
Erztogroul was a wooden frigate-built
cruiser of 2.C41 tons displacement She
mounted forty-one guns of small calibre,
and was built in 18C3. Osman'Pasha and
AH Pasha, envoys of the 8ultan to the Em
peror of Japan, were passengers, and wero
drowned. Osman Fasha, whose victory
over the Russians at Plevna gave him a
high rank as a fighting general, had been
on an official visit to Japan, having been
intrusted with a special mission from tho
Sultan to'the Mikado. 1
The progress of the Ertzogronl since she
left Constantinople for the East many
months ago, has been a most undignified
and ludicrous one. Leaving abort of
money it . was understood that supplies
were to be sent for her use to the ports
at which she was to call, with tho
result that her sojourn in those coun
tries was indefinitely prolonged, as tho
officers at home wero not able to keep their
promise. In this way she lost some of her
crew, and her officers wero many times on
the verge of rebellion, induced by starva
tion, while the governors of the cities vis
ited refused to remit harbor dues and grant
other privileges that were of right due her
as a Turkish man-of-war, on the ground
that she was not sailing in that character.
There was not powder enough on board to
enable her crew to fire the regulation
salutes. After many adventures only wor
thy of an opera boufie navy the Ertzogronl
finally arrived in Japanese waters, and it
was on her return voyage that the disaster
occurred.
The Ilero cf Plevr.a.
Osman Pasha, who became famous
throughout the civilized world by his re
markable defenso of Plevna during tho
Turko-Eussian war in 1877, was made tho
hero at that time of much biographical
romance, owing to the mystery that seemed
to surround his identity. One war cor
respondent had it that he was no less a
personage than Marshal Bazaine, the de
fender of Metz; another that he was a
Prussian renegade, and, finally, a story
gained credence,' in the United States, at
least, that he was an American soldier of
fortune, named Clay Crawford. All these
tales, however, were refuted by the Turk
ish minister to the United States, who
stated that Osman was a Turk by birth
and education, a brother to Hussein Effcndi,
for many years a professor of Arabic in the
preparatory school of Constantinople,
where Osman received his early educa
tion. He afterward entered tho
Turkish Military Academy, completing his
course just in time to participate in tho
Crimean war. during which he held a staff
position at Snumla. He next appeared in
the suppression of the Cretan insurrection,
when he was promoted to a colonelcy for
bravery. At the outbreak of the Servian
war he was chief of stafl of the Fourth
Turkish army corps, and was assigned to
the command of the Widin division, with
which he captured Saitchar. At the con
clusion of peace he was raised to the rank
of lioii marshal.
At the outbreak of -theTorko-Russian
war he was stationed at Plevna, a town of
small importance, where he defeated the
Russians under Gen. Shilder-Shuldner, on
July 19. 1877, with heavy loss, thus giving
them the first check they had received
during the war. In this engage
ment the Russians lost about 1,900
and the Turks about 1,200 men.
Instead of following up his success, Osman
remained in Plevna, which he made a forti
fied camp of great strength. During tho '
rest of July and all of August the war
raged with varying fortune about Sbipka
Eass and along the branches of the Laur,
at about the middle of September the Rus
sians began to concentrate their forces
about Plevna, where Osman had gathered
about fifty thousand men. Tho Russians
amassed fully eighty thousand men about
the place, and soon began a regular seige,
directed by Prince Charles of Roumania,
the Grand Duke Nicholas, and finally tho
Czar himself. The place was completely
invested, and the numerous Turkish relief
expeditions were all repulsed. However.
Osman held out until Dec. 10, when he was
finally starved out and compelled to make
a hopeless sortie, which failed. Wounded
himself, he was compelled to surrender, his
whole army, an act which virtually ended
the war.
BAT-FOUR'S LATEST MOVE.
How the Arrest of Dillon and O'Rrlen Is
Viewed Talk with the Latter.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal
London, Sept 19. A study of tho war
rant npon which Messrs Dillon and O'Brien
wero anested shows that it fails to specify
with any particularity the offenses for
which they were arrested. The document
is verbose and clumsy in style and matter.
Mr. Healy believes that it is fatally de
fective, and that if the accused are granted
an appeal they will be able to have tho
proceedings quashed, Sir Charles Russell,
the eminent barrister, apparently takes the
same view, for, in a speech at Darlington
last night, he referred to the shadowy na
ture of tbo charges, and said that similar
writs had been set aside in the past This
being so, he asked, why might not a like
fate await tho present proceedings? The
raising of this question by lawyers of
repute has caused some uneasiness among
the Conservatives. The Globe, for instance,
expresses the hope that a step so certain to
concentrate attention npon Irish affairs,
and to rekindle the flames of passion which
were gradually expiring, has not been
taken without ample legal evidence as a
basis. A blunder in a matter of this im
portance would have deplorable results.
Various explanations are surmisscd to ac
count for Mr. Balfour's sudden stroke. The
comment on the part of the Liberal press is
that its object was to prevent Messrs.
Dillon and O'JJrien from going to America
to arouse Anwian svmpathy and solicit
American aid. The Uouservatives. how
ever, scout the idea that Mr. Balfour could
have acted from such a motive. They see
in his present policy a laudable etlort to
Iirevent the recurrence of disorder in Ire
and. On the whole one geta the impres
sion that the predominant public opinion b

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