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SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS DEFORMITY APPARATUS, Trusses Elastic Hosiery. Largest stock of ARTIFICIAL. Ki'Eti In the Stats. WJM. 11. ARMSTRONG A CO. (New No. 12 T, 77 S. Illinois St., Indianapolis. Ind. IN FEMININE ATTIRE. Arrest of a Man Who Pcralata In Wearing Women’s Clothes. NEW YORK, Sept. 18. —Christian Beck laus, a middle-aged man, was arrested tor masquerading in female attire. *'l have always worn woman’s clothes.” he told Magistrate Brann. “1 found that I could make my living better that way, 1 am a cook and was born in Sweden, and wore the same kind of clothes there when I was young.” The policeman said the man had been arrested several times for appearing In female apparel. "1 make no crime, spoke up the prisoner. "1 have worked for some or the b*-st families in the city and have good references. I don’t go out very often, but I want some fresh air once in a while, and take a walk to enjoy tln- fresh air.” The magistrate lined him ?2 on the charge, of disorderly conduct. Big ••Days” nt Nashville. NASHVILLE, TYnn., Sept. 19.—This week bids fair to be one of the most interest ing and stirring during the exposition. Every day la not only a special day, but on several days two and three special events will Ife in progress at the same time. The big days will b*- Irish-American, Chatta nooga, emancipation and Parthenon. THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL. WAGON WHEAT, &o ACME MILLING CO., Old 352 W est Washington St. DR. HOUGHTON TO RETIRE. His Nephew W'4ll French In the “Little Church Around the Corner.” NEW YORK, Sept. 19.—1 t was announced yesterday that there was to be a change in the pastorate of the “Little Church Around the Comer," and that the Rev. Dr. George H. Houghton, who has been its rector for forty-seven years, was to give up his post in favor of his nephew, the Rev. George C. Houghton. The younger minis ter is the rector of Trinity copal Church, in Hoboken, a pastorate he has held for seventeen *years. For some years he has also been superintendent of a Hudson county school, and he will resign that position as well. He will be greatly missed in Hoboken, as he has for so many years closely identified himself with its people and interests. Trinity Church has among its members many of Hoboken’s best-known citizens, including the well known Stevens family, ot castle Point. The late John Stevens bequeathed the church $20,000 a couple oi years ago. The ‘‘Little Church Around the Corner” is perhaps more widely known than any other church in the United States. It is especially associated with actors and ac tresses, for it is there that the members of that profession have been married and from there that they have been buried. The church occupies a unique position, and is dear to the hearts of every member of the theatrical profession. The church has long been the actor’s friend. It all came about in this way: Joseph Holland, an English actor and the father of Jo seph and E. W. Holland, actors of the present generation, died twenty-six years ago in this city, and Joseph Jefferson took charge of the funeral arrangements. He went, accompanied by a son of the dead actor, to a church that then stood at Madison avenue and Twenty-eighth street, and asked the pastor to conduct the serv ices. “No,” said the minister. “I can’t have an actor’s funeral In my church. My con gregation would not like it. But there is a little church around the corner where they do such things.” Mr. Jefferson was amazed. Then he ex claimed: "God bless the little church around the corner’.” and from that church the funeral of Joseph Holland was held. The "Little Church Around the Corner” it has been ever since, and to every actor there is a veritable magic In the name. Technically it is the Church of the Trans tiguration, and it stands in East Twenty ninth street, between Fifth and Madison avenues, but few ever think of its real name. From that church hundreds of mourners followed Lester Walluck to the grave, and in that church Dr. Houghton read prayer for the dead over the body of Dion Boucic&ult. There, too, the funeral services were performed over the body of Edwin Booth. Harry Montague, James Lewis and many others were buried from the church. Among its pewholders have been Joseph Jefferson, E. A. Sothern, A. M. Palmer, Thomas W. Keene and others of the American stage, and Henry Irving, E. S. Willard and Wilson Barrett, of the En glish stage. Dr. Houghton is a gentle, scholarly man, who, In a peculiar degree, had inspired both admiration and affection. There are no millionaires in the church, and some years ago it was learned that the rector’s salary was in arrears. Instantly there was a wave of benefit performances for the church given by the people who held it so near their hearts, and the church coffers were quickly sills-d. Since then the mem bership has materially increased, and now there are fully 1,200 regular communicants. REVOLT IN THE SOUTH. Whites Shoot Negro Postmaster After Refusing to Recognise Him. ATLANTA, Ga., Sept, 19.—The recent shooting of the negro postmaster at Ho gansvillc threatens to entail no end of trouble for the people of that town. A postofficY Inspector has finished a three days’ Investigation of the shooting, and it is stated to-night that as a result of his work two of the most prominent business men In the town will be arrested this week on a charge of attempting to assassinate the postmaster. The people of the town are called upon to face a most uncomforta ble state of affairs. They have never yet patronized the negro postmaster directly, the old postmaster, Hardaway, maintain ing his old postofflee and sending for and obtaining in bulk the mail matter for all his white patrons. Their letters were mailed on the train. The ex-postmaster will be prosecuted for this, and the letters can no longer be mailed on the trains. When this action was announced two days ago thY citizens conceived the plan of having their mail sent to the next nearest postofflee and sending a carrier for it. They are now told that this would be 1n violation of the law, which permits only the government to maintain a post route. Feeling is high among both white* and blacks and further trouble is feured INDIANAPOLIS, MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 20, 1897. YELLOW-FEVER CASES ♦ SIX NEW ONES AT NEW ORLEANS AND ELEVEN AT MOBILE. Two Deaths at the Former Place, One at the Latter and Several “Sus pects” Under Investigation. NO EPIDEMIC ANTICIPATED p HEALTH AUTHORITIES DOING THEIR UTMOST TO STAY THE PEST. p Situation nt Ocean Springs, Edwards and Elsewhere— Two Mild Cases in the Hospital at Cairo. NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 19.-The local fever situation has undergone, little change since yesterday. At 6 o'clock to-night the record book in the Board of Health office showed a total of six new cases and two deaths. One of the deaths was reported last night. This is the record: Deaths—Joseph Fisfasy, an Italian, 262 G Urquahart street; Santa Graft'ato, the woman whose death was reported late last nig nt. New Cases—Rosalie Bacus, Hillary and and Burthe streets; John Dell, Plum, be tween Cambronne and Jefferson streets; Irene Terrell, Charity Hospital; William Brandon, No. 639 Philip street; Nora Hynes, No. 3147 St. Claude street; Lena Green, colored, 1558 Camp street. The first two cases are in the extreme upper portion of the city; one is in the Fourth district, one is in the St. Claude street house where the original six cases were reported, and one is in the Williams house, W’hero two cases already existed. There are three cases under investigation and the health authorities to-night still view the situation with some complacency. They do not yet anticipate an epidemic, as at its meeing last night the board decided to abandon its nightly sessions and created Dr. Olliphant master of the campaign against the disease with leave to solicit advice from local physicians and the muni cipal authorities. The afternoon and night bulletins will be continued. The report of Dr. Metz, the city chemist, on the condition of the Italian quarter, moved the board to prompt acceptance to day of the offer of the city of the Marine Hospital as a refuge. Dr. Metz found as many as sixty people huddled together in the Italian quarter, living in squalor and filth. In one of the rooms a goat w r as found sleeping nightly with the family which owned it. The woman Graffato was taken from this quarter and the board realized that unless something was done at once the block in which the woman had lived was likely soon to become a plauge spot. It was, therefore, decided to guard and thoroughly disinfect and fumigate the en tire square and to remove as soon as pos sible most of the families to the old Marine Hospital. The hundred squatters who now occupy the latter building will be given quarters in one of the new schowlhouses in the vicinity and the Marine Hospital buildings will be permanently used as a refuge until the fever is stamped out for the families of the Italian quarters and -those of the indigent sick throughout the city. House Surgeon Bloom had a conference with President Olliphant to-day relative to establishing a place to which indigent yel low-fever patients may be removed. There are usually seven or eight hundred patients in the Charity Hospital, and it is consid ered highly dangerous to receive yellow fever patients in that institution. Dr. Bloom said that the hospital was ready to go to any expense to provide a supplementary hospital. At this conference Dr. Beard sub mitted an offer of the free use of the old smallpox detention camp, which is entirely disconnected from the Smallpox Hospital, and it seems likely that the offer will be ac cepted and all yellow-fever patients wdio for various reasons cannot be treated at home will be sent toDr. Beard’s place. There are now two patients suffering with yellow fever In the Charity Hospital, and their presence, although they occupy Isolated apartments, is deemed a serious menace to other patients. At a largely attended meeting of bank ers, business men, ministers and representa tives of labor organizations it was resolved to ask the Board of Health to consider the advisability of adopting next Tuesday as a general cleaning day. Acting Mayor Brit tin and President Olliphant to-dav replied to the suggestion, strongly deprecating it. They wrote that it would be inadvisable and inexpedient to determine on a fixed day for cleaning purposes, as such a move ment would cause an accumulation of tilth and trash which could not be removed at once and by the strirring up of miasma would further endanger the health of the city, instead of improving it. It was sug gested, therefore, that each individual in habitant of the city proceed without de lay to the cleaning of his own premises, to the disinfection of his water closets, alleys, yard, etc., and the destruction of all de caying matter by fire. The detention camp at Fontainbleau was to-day declared to have been practically completed and to be ready for the reception of guests. A special train to-day w’ent to Biloxi and Ocean Springs and from there carried about forty people to the camp. To morrow the camp will be throw’n open to all comers. Those who are not irnmunes will have to stay in the camp ten days, accord ing to the rules laid down by Surgeon Mur ray, these rules being simply the federal law. which the surgeon, as the commander of the camp, is bound to enforce. There were no new cases reported at Ocean Springs up to noon, but the weather w r as heavy and sultry and one of the patients was not expected to live. She is Miss Laura Atkins. Charles Z’eigler, son of prominent New Orleans people, was among those stricken yesterday at Ocean Springs, hut his condi tion is not yet considered serious. When the fever had bevn declared epidemic and yellow he closed himself up in his home and did not come forth, except to go to the detention camp as soon as it was ready. Isolation, however, did not prevent the germs from entering his home. The work of the New’ Orleans sanitary forces continued unabated to-day and the officers employed therasvlves in hunting up many old rookeries where people are close ly crowded in ill-ventilated homes and where th'ey live in filth. Many of these places were subjected to complete disinfec tion and cleaning. The weather to-day has been warm and threatening. Daily Official Bulletin. NEW ORLEANS, Sept. If).--Following is tho daily official bulletin of the Board of H'ealth: “The Board of Health for the State of Louisiana officially announces the status of affairs in New Orleans as regards yellow fever to be as follows: During the twenty four hours ending 6 p. m. Sunday, Sept, io, thvro were six positive cases of yellow fever, one suspicious case under investi gation and three deaths. The majority of cases under treatment are reported as do ing well.’ Tire three deaths include the one report ed last night, making only two, while on the other hand two cases have been found since the above report was issued. The old Marine Hospital building will not be used for a hospital, but as a camp of de tention for indigent sufferers. Another place will be selected as a hospital for r al and suspected cases. A call has been is sued for the registry of all old yellow fever nurses, so thvy can be called into service as eases develop. WORK FOR THE SURGEONS. Advices Received by be Head of the Marine Hospital Service. WASHINGTON, Sept. 19.—Complete ad vices were received to-day by Surgeon General Wyman, of tho Marine Hospital service, of the movements of his officials in the yellow fever district and of the meas ures adopted to prevent the spread of the disease. It is expected that soon throe de tention camps will be in operation—that at Fontainebleau, Mies.; one near Edwards, or Jackson, Mist;., and another at the Mount Vernon Barracks, Ala. Dr. Wyman thinks that the system of inspection is now pretty thoroughly organized. Passed Assistant Surgeon Mclntosh, or dered from the Marine Hospital at Louis ville, has reported his arrival at Memphis to relieve Passed Assistant Surgeon Young, who is detailed to river inspection service at that point. Passed Assistant Surgeon Geddings is at Jackson, Miss., to confer with Dr. Hunter, of the State Board of Health, relative to the establishment of a detention camp near Edwards or Jackson. Surgeon White, at Camp Fontainebleau, reports that he has admitted during the past six days thirteen persons and to-day forty-two persons and some are expected from Mobile to-morrow. The camp is laid out with two hundred tents, and one hun dred more can be added. Each tent holds four or five on a pinch. Four Scranton people were to-day discharged from the camp by consent of Dr. Kell. The arrival of about seventy-five refugees at Atlanta yesterday was reported by Sur geon Sawtelle. There was one suspicious case, slightly ill, which will be detained at the detention camp for ten days. The per son’s name Is Hunt, from Mobile. Surgeon Carter telegraphs from Memphis that Young, with the concurrence of the State Board of Health, will place inspectors on the north ends of lines from Mississippi to meet the Marine Hospital inspectors from New' Orleans. From Nashville, Tenn., Dr. Wyman re ceived word that the Tennesee State Board of Health has ordered quarantine (which includes, all persons and baggage) against the entire State of Mississippi. The War Department has in contempla tion the transfer of the garrison from Bar rancas, Fla., to Chtekamauga. where the troops will go into camp. Surgeon General Wyman will give directions to facilitate the passage of the soldiers through the various quarantine points. It is also proba ble that the old Mount Vernon barracks, five miles north of Mobile, will be con verted into a detention camp for persons leaving that city. Surgeau Glennan recom mends that the government purchase a full camp outfit with accommodations for 250 people as a first installment. ——— + STB ICKBX MOBILE. Eleven New Cases of Yellow Fever mid One Death Sunday. MOBILE, Ala., Sept. 19.—The official bul letin for the last twenty-four hours ending at noon to-day show eleven new cases of yellow fever, as follows: J. W. Carlisle, Augusta, street, near Brend; J. J. Bourne, No. 695 Elmira street; David Martin, at Marine Hospital, reported last night after the board meeting; George Mayfield; Lettie Johnson, colored, Cedar street, near Augus ta; E. S. Schanenberg and wife, Lawrence, near Augusta; Frank Collier, Old Shell road, near Hallett; Willie Charpin, No. 359 Charles, corner Elmira; Eugenie Bencher, corner Charleston and Charles; Miss Al man, Old Shell road, near Hallett, There was one death tp-day, that of Frank Don aldson, mentioned as one of the new cases in these dispatches last night, He was six teen years of age and a paper carrier. To tal cases to date, 29; total deaths, 3. The president of the Board of Health to night comments upon the clay’s report as follows; "The casts reported to-day were taken, one on the 12th Inst, one on the 13th, one on the 14th, three on the 15th, four on the 16th and one on the 18th, so there is showm that there has been but one new case in the pasj twenty-four hours. The total of cases shows a persistency of the disease, but not a rapid increase, and all the cases are Iri one infected district save In one locality on the Old Shell road and in the Marine Hospital. All the cases, with one or two exceptions, are doing well.” The Sunday calm was intensified to-day, all traffic being suspended and the streets being even deserted by the usual throngs of worshipers. Not only have many people gone away, but those remaining think it prudent to avoid gatherings of all sorts. The Bay Side Park closed Its season prem aturely yesterday and Sunday street-car travel in that direction, which is generally very large, was entirely lacking. There was a small show’er about 2 o’clock to-day. ac companied by a cool wind that was most refreshing the intense sultriness of the past two weeks. Two Aliltl Cases at Cairo. CAIRO,. 111.. Sept. 19.—Dr. Gniteras, the yeifow'lfever expert, who arrived hero from Mobile at noon to-day, has pronounced the two suspicious cases at the Marine Hos pital to be yellow fever of a mild form. Owing to the prompt measures taken th’ere is no danger of its spreading. The hospital is thoroughly guarded. There are several cases of sickness on the government dredge boat Alpha, lying at East Cairo. Ky.. and Drs. Guiteras and Egan will investigate them to-morrow. One of the men in the hospital came from this boat and the other from Point Pleasant, eighty-five miles be low here. The Board of Health has insti tuted a strict quarantine against East Cairo. To-night Dr. Egan, secretary of the board, issued an order addressed to every railroad entering thte State from the South, instituting quarantine against Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. Travelers from all that portion of the State south of the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Railroad will he required to show a clean bill of health. There is .no Vxcitement here, the people feeling confident the corps of the Board of Health physicians are masters of the situation. New Cases at Edwards. VICKSBURG, Miss., Sept. 19.—Thh fever at Edwards shows but slight increase and no deaths have occurred. Dr. Furnell re ported four new cases to-day, as follows: Mrs. Dr. Ratliff, Frank Angele, John Ivey and Jesse Sharp, colored. Disinfection has comm’enced and bedding is being burned when it cannot be disinfected. Dr. Dunn, now at Ocean Springs, has been ordered to Edwards. Dr. Gedding is expected to-night, as are also tents for camp of refugees. The Statre Board of Health tried to prevent Father Prendergast, of this city, who has never had the fever, from going to Ed wards, but he considered it his duty, and the board gave way. Colonel Robb, an aged planter near Edwards, is one of tire cases reported yesterday. Vicksburg is thoroughly guarded and en tirely healthy. It is estimated that per haps 10 per cent, of th'e population has left town. At Ocean Springs. OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss., Sept. 19.-Dr. Kells wires Dr. Dunn from Scranton, re porting three new cases of mild fever, no deaths and all cases doing well. Dispatches from Drs. Hunter and Kiger, executive committee of the Mississippi State Board of Heath, order Dr. Dunn to turn over to Surgeon Murray his charge, consisting of Ocean Springs, Scranton and Pascagoula, and proceed at once to Edwards. Dr. Dunn will leave Monday for that place. Surgeon Murray went out to Fontainbleau deten tion camp to-day. .Forty-three persons en tered camp: seven went to Ocean Springs. Mrs. Patterson, her daughter. Mrs.Gr< ene, and two children, of Iowa: Messrs. White, Ansley and Levy, of New Orleans, left here for detention camp to-day. No new cases have been reported and the sick are all do ing well. A refreshing shower fell to-day. 1 EVADING QUARANTINES. Conductor Harry Kerns Tells of Ex periences in the Infeeted Districts. Conductor Harry Kerns, living at (old) No. 1093 North Pennsylvania str’eet, w T as employed in the service of the Texas & Pacific road when the yellow fever scare started so many Northerners home t\*n days ago. His run was f rom Now r Orleans to Boyce, 211 miles up in the cane coun try. When fears w r ere entertained of an Epidemic the superintendent of the road called Mr. Kerns into his office and advised him to go North for a few weeks until the danger was past. Nothing but frost can stop the ravages of the plague, once it gets a good foothold. Mr. Kerns says that Southerners do not appear much alarmed, as they regard the disease as fa tal only to those who are not acclimated. So unconcern* and were they at New Orleans that thb theaters had not been ordered closed when he started home last Monday night, and he says they were always crowd ed. It was thought advisable, however, to close the schools, and many of the men sent their wives and children away from the city, although they remained them selves. While there is not much public alarm, according to Mr. Kerns, every precaution 1s being taken to prevent the spread of the dread disease and many towns and cities have established quarantine regula tions against visitors from the infected dis tricts. Mr. Kerns could receive no assur (Continued on Second PugeTj 1 ADVANCE OF BRITISH - ♦ PUNITIVE EXPEDITIONS PURSUING THE REBEL TRIBESMEN. General Jeffreys Attaeks n Village, Routs the Natives and then Re treats with Slight Loss. ♦ LAST WEEK’S BLOODY BATTLE s COMPANY OF SIKHS SAVED FROM SLAUGHTER BY AN AFHIDI. ■■ ♦ Lieutenant Watson’s Braver?—His toric Region in Turkestan Shak en by an Earthquake. p BOMBAY, Sept. 19.—Advices from the front show' that the various columns are advancing against the Mohmands from Panjkora and Shabakadr. So far they have met with no serious opposition; but the difficulties of transportation in a moun tainous and almost pathless country are immense. Another formidable obstacle in the way of rapid movement is the lack of water. The brigade of General Jeffreys has not joined in the advance. Yesterday it left camp at Anayat with sixteen companies of infantry and four guns, in order to reat taek the enemy at the village at Damotaga. The enemy made a desperate resistance, but were driven into the hills. The British demolished their towers and captured four hundred mule loads of supplies. As soon as the troops began to retire from the vil lage the enemy reappeared in force. The retreat, however, was effected with great precision, the native troops behaving splen didly. Two Sikhs w’ere killed and six wounded. It is now know'n that the enemy’s loss during the fight on Thursday last between Mohmands and the second brigade of Gen. Sir Bindon Blood, in the valley north of Anayat, was very heavy. The tribes en gaged did not press the brigade during the retirement, but fresh tribesmen appeared. Captain Ryder’s company of Sikhs virtual ly owed their lives to an Afridi sergeant of the guides’ corps, who, when the Sikhs had exhausted their ammunition and were desperately cutting their way back through the enemy, dashed up the hill under a heavy fire with a supply of cartridges. He arrived just in the nick of time, as the swordsmen of the enemy were already among the Sikhs, who w’ere absolutely un able, after the heavy climb and the liard fighting, to continue a successful struggle. Lieutenant Watscn was thrice wounded w'hile gallantly leading a handful of Buffs, who routed a large body of the enemy that was trying to storm the village in w’hich General Jeffreys, wffth guns, had taken up a position after missing the main body in the gloom Thursday night. It appears that the enemy lost 180 men before they captured the Saragai police post. They burned alive two Sikh cooks whom they captured while out hunting for firewood. The Queen ha3 stmt the following dis patch with reference to the reverse near Camp Anayat; "I am deeply grieved at the loss of so many brave officers and men. I earnestly desire to be informed as to the condition of all the wounded. The conduct of the troops was most admirable.” The lower Mohmands, south of Peshawar, have submitted and have agreed to pay a heavy fine and to surrender their arms. SEVERE EARTHQUAKES, Monuments of Antiunity Damaged in Historic Turkestan. TASHKAENT, Asiatic Russia, Sept, 19. A severe earthquake shock occurred here last night and the disturbance was felt throughout the whole of Turkestan. Sev eral monuments of antiquity were damaged here and at Samarkand and Ura-Tiube. The region of the Turkestan earthquake is filled with monuments of antiquity. Samarkand is regarded with great venera tion by the inhabitants of central Asia, The city possesses the tomb of "the Lame Ti mur” (vulgarized in Tamerlane), the re nowned Oriental conqueror,-who was born in 1336 at Kesh, the “green city,” about fifty miles south of Samarkand. Under this cele brated warrior and administrator, who car ried his victorious army on one side from the Volga and the Irtish to the Persian gulf and on the other from the Ganges to the Hellespont, it became the capital of one of the largest empires ever known and the center of Asiatic learning and com merce. Its beauties were lauded by the poets of Asia. At the height of the city’s prosperity it contained nofsererw r er than forty colleges, of which only three remain per fect. Rut it still has, though in a state of decay, many of the edifices associated with its former glory. Purl of Switzerland Shaken. BERNE, Sept. 19.—The cantons of Giarus and Orisons were visited to-day by a severe earthquake shock, accompanied by heavy rumbling. The disturbance was so distinct that it was everywhere noticeable and in many places great blocks of rock fell from the mountains. CONTUMACIOUS BISHOP. Action of a. Carliat May Cause n Cab inet Crisis* in Spuln. MADRID, Stpt. 19.—Fears are expressed in well-informed circles that a Cabinet crisis may result from the contumacy of the bishop of Majorca, Balearic islands, who, in defiance of the order of the archbishop, has persisted in his excommunication of Signor J. Reverter, the Spanish minister of finance, for taking possession of the church in his diccese. The decree of excommunica tion was read with all formality to-day in all the churches of the diocese. Several In fluential prelates approve the course of the bishop. Their attitude, which is absolutely opposed to that of all the members of the Cabinet who have applied to the Pope against the decree through the papal nuncio, has raised a complicated issue between the ecclesiastical and political authorities. The Cabinet relies on the dictum of the nuncio that the bishop has no jurisdiction over the minister and on his further assurance that the Pope will undoubtedly censure the bishop. - The notorious sympathies of the bishop with the Carllst movement also ag gravate the situation. The ministerial organs assert that the Spanish foreign minister, the Duke of Tet uan, will soon be gazetted as Spanish em bassador to France. ♦ Greeks Not Satisfied. ATHENS. Sept. 19.—The conditions of the peace signed yesterday between the em bassadors of the powers on behalf of Greece, and Tewtik Pasha, the Turkish for eign minister, at Tophanch Palace, are uni versally pronounced by the Greek press to he exceedingly onerous. The organs of M. Delyannis, former Premier, who commands an actual majority in the Boule, violently attack M. Ralli and the Cabinet, denounc ing them as tin real cause of the pres, nt misfortunes. The anti-Delyannis press abuses M. Delyannis as the "evil genius of Greece." The public generally accepts the result with mournful resignation. Woodford Meet* tl* Spanish Premier. LONDON, Sept. 20.—A dispatch to the Times from Madrid says: "There was a conference between United States Minister Woodford and. the Duke of Tetuan to-day which lasted about two hours and gave -rise to a good deal of excited surmise. I*ll T>l> ini? q PPVTC iat railway news stand®, on Jt 11. Vi O VLAI O. ) TRAINS AND SUNDAYS o CENTS. tie appears to have been said. however, beyond the interchange of the customary courtesies and mutual assurances of pa cific intentions and good will. The con versation w;as carried on through a high official of the foreign office as Interpreter.” New Turkish Minister. CONSTANTINOPLE, Sept. 19.-Ferrouh Bey, councilor of Lie Turkish embassy at St. Petersburg, has been appointed Turkish minister to the United States in succession to Moustapha Tachsin Bey. The above dispatch conflicts with the statement in a cablegram from Constan tinople on Sept. 8, that Moustapha- Tachsin Bey would be succeeded by Rifaat Bey, former councilor of the Turkish embassy In I.ondon. Peace in Uruguay. MONTEVIDEO, Sept. 19.—The treaty of peace between the government and the in surgents was signed to-day. Congress has unanimously approved the peace conditions, and there is general en thusiasm over the result. Troubles of a Fint-Money Nation. MADRID, Sept. 19.—The price of all kinds of food is rising steadily, owdng to the growing depreciation of silver and of paper currency. MET DEATH WITHOUT FEAR. Display of Nerve by a Mexican Officer Who Was Shot for Murder. CITY OF MEXICO, Sept. 19. Captain Cotta, of the Twelfth Infantry, was some time since condemned to death for insubor dination in the killing of a major of his regiment in Sonora during the Y’aqui re bellion. He was shot here yesterday. De tachments from all the garrisons were pres ent, about 1,800 men being draw’n up on three sides of the square. When all was ready a carriage containing Captain Cotta and three friends, guarded by soldiers, drew up. At the farther end of the square, op posite the Eastern mound, In front of which the execution was to take place, the coach stopped and. the condemned man alighted. He was immediately conducted to the place of execution by a picket of infantry. His nerve was indomitable and his courage superb. As he advanced down the length of the square, a distance of at least one hundred yards, he was quietly puffing at a cigarette, and when the squad halted he walked deliberately to the position assigned to him. Not even there did his courage for sake him, for when the officer strode tow'ard him, bandage in hand, with the intention of blindfolding him, Captain Cotta at once motioned him away, declaring that he was not afraid. Not even as the officer In charge of the bring party took his place and with his sword motioned the orders to the men, "Ready! Present! Fire!”—not even during this trying period—was there the least trace of fear on the face of the condemned man. At the first discharge he dropped dead. 10,016 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL High Altitude Attained by a Kite at lllue Hill Observatory. BLUE HILL OBSERVATORY, Mass., Sept. 19.—A1l kite records were broken here this afternoon when the topmost kite of a string of seven, all of the Hargrave type, with four miles of wire, attained an alti tude of 10,016 feet above the sea level, or 9,386 feet above the summit of the hill. An aluminium box was sent up containing an instrument for recording pressure, temper ature and humidity, and was swung 130 feet below the topmost kite. At the highest point the instrument recorded a tempera ture of 38 degrees, while at the same time it was 63 at the surface of the earth. At a height of four thousand feet the humidity rose rapidly, but sank again at a mile, where it was quite low. At seven thousand feet it again rose and soon reached a point where there was almost a complete satura tion in the air. From there up the atmos phere became dry until at the highest point there was scarcely any moisture recorded. At the ground the humidity all the after noon was quite low. MINERS ANXIOUS TO WORK, But Afraid to Face the Stone-Throw ins Bunds of Amazon*. HAZLETON, Pa., Sept. 19.—Absolute quiet prevailed in the entire strike district to-day. Vice President Maguire, of the Federation of Labor, left for Washington to attend the meeting of the executive council, which is to consider the situation, and George Chance, of the United Labor League, went to Scranton for a similar meeting of labor men there. The only movements among the militia were the practice rides of squad rons of tile Governor's and City troops and the afternoon dress parade. To-morrow is looked forward to as a de cisive day. An attempt will be made to resume work at Lattimer. where there are 1,800 men, and at Auderied. There are near ly 2,500 men at tne latter place and they were the iirst to go out. Many of them w ant to return to work, but bands of wom en have prevented them during the past few days. To insure protection a squadron of cavalry and the entire Eighth Regiment will go to the scene. The men at Coxe’s Dritton mine are also to decide to-morrow on staying out or continuing at work. All these places will be guarded by troops, and if the men are peacefully permitted to re sume work it is thought that the backbone of the strike will be broken and no further violence will result. The coroner's inquest will begin on Wednesday afternoon, instead of Thursday, as iirst intended. Broke Ip in Disorder. DETROIT, Mich., Sept. 19.—A meeting of the Detroit branch of the Social Democracy broke up in disorder this evening after a hot discussion of proposed resolutions upon the shooting of miners at Hazleton, Pa. Ihe resolutions in question were formulat ed by a committee appointed for that pur pose. They roundly condemned the action of Sheriff Martin and his deputies in firing on the miners and demanded their trial tor murder. They also declared that the Penn sylvania and West Virginia judges who had rendered alleged unjust decisions in the “government by injunction” cases should be impeached. Several extreme So cialists wrathfuily contenued that there should be no appeal to government in such matters, but that vengeance should be hud by the people themselves. They tried to shout down the resolutions and denounced the chairman for appointing a committee to draft them. After a long, hot wrangle the gathering broke up without declaring itself. Mas* Meeting of Miner*. SCRANTON, Pa., Sept. 19.—Nearly 5,009 laboring men, the majority miners and mine laborers, attended a mass meeting to day, called by the Central Labor Union, to protest against the Lattimer killing. The gathering was quiet and orderly. Among the eight speakers were Hugh O'Donnell, the Homestead labor leader, and George Chance, of Philadelphia, of the United La bor League. They denounced the Lattimer shooting as wanton murder, a biutal out rage and a massacre, but suggested law as the present remedy and organization ns the safeguard of the future. The company store system, the importation of cheap for eign labor and the encouragement ot race prejudices were given as the main causes of the recent outbreak. Resolutions of con siderable length, blaming Sheriff Martin and his posse and criticising General Gohin for alleged unwarranted interference with civil law were adopted. ‘•Dollar W heut’’ Denounced. BUFFALO, N. Y., Sept. 19.—Meetings of English, German and Polish-speaking So cialist people were held here to-day. Sheriff Martin and the shooting of the striding miners were denounced. The gathering was orderly. Probably 2,000 people attended both meetings. “Dollar wheat” was also denounced, tne speakers claiming that the high price meant only dearer Hour for the workingmen. Murder or Suicide. ELMIRA. N. Y., Sept. 19.-The body of Edward B. Holden, a carpenter, was found hanging from the limb of a tret in the woods three and a half miles from this city to-day. His wife said he had J 167 when he left home. The family surmise foul play. The authorities are of the opinion that Holden committed suicide. I (olden was junior vice commander of L. Hazard Post, G. A. it., of this city. SLED LINE TO DAWSON SECRETARY ALGER’S PLAN FOR SUC CORING GOLD SEEKERS. Yukon River May Be laetl for a Road, and Provisions Hauled by Steam Power to the Klondike. * CONDITION OF WHITE PAS3 • ♦ * SYLVESTER SCOYEL TELLS HOW It WAS MADE PASSABLE, ♦ Interesting; Talk with a Correspond ent Who Ha* Just Returned from the Skugnny Trail. WASHINGTON, Sept. 19.—Two repre sentatives of tho North American Trading and 'Transportation Company—Messrs. P. B. Weare and Michael Cudahy, of Chicago —arrived here to-day. They cam© at tha special request of Secretary of War Alger, who desired to confer with them in regard to the question of sending relief supplies to the gold seekers In the Klondike country, should the Investigation now being mado by Captain Ray, of the army, show such measures to be necessary. Shortly after their arrival in the city the two gentlemen went to the residence of Secretary Alger, where they remained in consultation with him the greater part of this evening. The possibility of the need of government aid of the miners during the coming winter was broached by Secretary Alger in a Cab inet meeting during the past week, tho secretary feeling that the Interests of humanity dictated that some plan whereby aid could be extended should be determined upon in the event it was found necessary. To-night’s conference was mainly a pre liminary one in which, however, the whola question was gone over in a very thorough manner. Mr. Weare, who has spent soma time in Alaaka s was able to give the, sec retary much Information bearing on tho topography, climate, distances from place to place and other conditions which would have to be confronted if aid were under taken. Secretary Alger said to-night that nothing final had been determined on and that nothing would be until a report hadi been received from Captain Ray. The lat ter Is supposed to be now at Dawson City; and his report is expected here about tho middle of October. An important matter upon which Secre tary Alger especially desired the opinion of Messrs. Weare and Cudahy was the feasi bility of a locomotive sled designed to draw logs and other material over the ice. T-hia has been in successful operation in logging camps in Wisconsin and its adaptability to this work influenced the secretary to be lieve that it might be put into practical operation in Alaska should relief measures bo necessary. The representatives of tha trading company had examined a drawing of the sled and had its workings briefly ex plained to them and they expressed tha opinion that It might be feasible for tha purpose contemplated. Secretary Alger's idea is that the sleds might be taken to St. Michael’s by ship, but even If this were not possible he believed they could be taken piecemeal over the Chilkoot pass and thence to the Yukon. Messrs. Weare and Cudahy say there are ample provisions for five thousand men for one year at St. Michael’s, and they believe that If found necessary tho sleds could be used to trans port these supplies to Dawson City during the coming winter. Secretary Alger has received a letter from the superintendent of construction for that patentee of the sleds, in which the writer says he understands that the Yukon river freezes solid enough to be Used as a mad: also, that between White pass and Fort Selkirk, a distance of 350 miles, the land is practically level and a good wagon road can Ix3 easily made. That, he says, la within two hundred miles of Dawson City and the river would furnish the road th rest of the way. Secretary Alger to-night announced that the company of soldiers for the military post to be established at St. Michael’* would leave Seattle during the coming week. THE WHITE PASS. Sylvester Scovel Tells How It Wafi Made Passable. SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 19.—Sylvesteg Scovei, the correspondent, who is organiz ing the necessary tools and dynamite to put the Skaguay trail in passable condition at Considerable expense, enabling many to get through to the gold fields this fall, ia now’ In the city, having arrived on tint Rosalie on a flying trip to coinmunicat® with his employers. Mr. Scovel brings th® news, which will come with comforting a.v surance to thousands of people who have friends on the pass, that at least 2,000 me with complete outfits will get through to the Yukon river, though he believes that only a small fraction of this number will reach Dawson City before winter. From the best information which he could obtain, gathered from all sources, he bo# lievea thet 2,50® men have got over the Chil cat pass and have gone on down to tha mines. These men have, how'ever, with: few exceptions, gone through with little op no supplies, the average amount taken by, each mat being not over 500 or COO pounds, not more than enough to get him to the scene of the great gold fields, where provi sions are not to be had. “When you ask me what condition tha White trail Is in,” said Mr. Scovel, “I tell you the White pass has not been used by the thousands of men who have been climb ing over the mountains from Skaguay ta the lakes. Instead of using the pass the men have scrambled up along the sides of the mountains 350 feet above the pass. The reason they have done this Is that tne pass itself is full of bowlders, even in its present shape being impassable. The Canad ian builders hud no money for dynamite* To get away from these bowlders the min ers have, throughout the entire length of the pass, gone up above the bowlders on the side of the hill and made their trail. The mountains are steep and the trail in its present location can never be made into a good one. “Instead of following along the Skaguay river bank where there is an easy grade though, of course, greatly obstructed with bowlders and in places blocked by precipit ous points which jut out into the river those have gone off to the side in their great rush to get through in a hurry. The trail crosses and recrosses the river atul makes long detours which would be unnec essary by the use of a little dynamite. The sum of ss.uuo would make a tipe pack trail to Lake Bennett. Not more than $lf>,(?"0 would be required to build a good wagon road the entire distance. “A man with two horses and an outfit weighing two thousand pounds could, by this improved trail, bring his outfit through the pass and the expediture of less than eighteen days’ time. The possibility of mak ing this trail a good one has been told m* by four different engineers of high standing, sent up into that country by different rail way companies whose names l am not at liberty to state. A railroad could b* built on the same route, but, of course, what is wanted is an immediate inlet for the poo pie there. The trail that can be packed over with horses is absolutely needed, for men are not going to yack on their backs.