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IXDIAXAPOLIS. THURSDAY 3IOKXIXG. OCTOIJKU 31. 1901 TKX PAGES.
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LONG ORDEAL OVER
hear admiral schley hi:m:am:u
rill) 31 Till! WITNESS STAND,
After HnlnK neen Inder Cross-Ex-nniinntinn
hy the Judge Alocnte
Since Mnln .Murnliig.
ONE NEW FACT DEVELOPED
schlevs original report or tiic
B.ITTLK WAS NOT .CCEPTKD.
Sampson Declined to Receive It Ilf
r a tine the Presence of the w
York Was .Not Mentioned.
VICTORY BIG ENOUGH FOR ALL
AM) I MA I) II THIS CHAMii: OTT OF
GKKU()MT1," SCHLEY SAID,
Heran He Knew the rw York
Would 1 1 h " Dinir n n ;ood Work
n Any Und She Ileen There.
WASHINGTON. Q t. 30. The long ord-al
tu which Admiral Schley had been sub
jected sine Monday morning ended this
afternoon when his cross-examination was
concluded, and he was allowed to leave the
witness stand. When the judge advocate
litiishetl the cross-examination shortly after
Z o'clock the court propounded to the ad
miral thirty-four questions prepared by the
members of the court. These questions
touched miny points of the campaign of
the flying squadron, but mainly centered
about the difficulties encountered in coal
ing and the reasons for the retrograde
movement. Not one of them related to the
battle of Santiago. The judge advocate's
cross-examination to-day covered the retro
grade movement, the reconnoissance of
May 21. the loop of the Erooklyn and the
?Allegd colloquy with Lieutenant Hodgson
about the Texas.
One of the most interesting features of
the day was the development of the fact
that the report of the battle written by
Admiral Schley, July 6. 1S:S. was not the
original report. The original report never
lias been published, and. in accordance
with a previous decision, the court to
day declined to let it go into the records. Ad
miral Schley was allowed to explain, how
ever, that Adminl Sampson declined to
receive th first report, because it did not
mention the presence of the New York.
I felt that tin htory at that time."
said Admiral Schley in explaining the mat
ter, "was big enough for all and I made
this change out of generosity, and because
I knew if the Nw York had been present
she would have done as good work as any
Captain Thomas Rorden. of the marine
corps, who was aboard the Brooklyn, will
be the lat witness called for Admiral
Schley. After he testifies to-morrow the
judge advocate will put on the stand wit
nesses on rebuttal, of whom there are un
derstood to be about fifteen, and it is
probable that Admiral Schley's counsel will
call several witnesses in surrebuttal.
ciiicrr.AU rlockade not the rest.
The first question Captain Lemly asked
to-day was whether the Iowa was with the
flying: squadron at Hampton Roads when
he gave the captains of the ships the verbal
orders as to attacking the enemy's fleet.
Admiral Schley replied that she was not.
In response to questions he mid that he
first fell in with the Iowa off Cienfuegos.
Captain Evans was then ill and Captain
Rodger was in command. He did not
recollect w hether he had communicated the
verbal orders to the latter. He first saw
Captain Evans on May '20. He was then
questioned as to his conversation with
Captain Folger when the latter suggested
a circular blockade, such as existed at
Wei-Hai-Vei. The admiral thought the
fleet was larger than his at Wei-Hal-Wei
and that there were tlanking vessels in that
fleet. He was asked whether he did not
consider a circular blockade with the ves
sels pointing in as mobile, as in the
other form the ships could turn the
same way in turning the same held. The
admiral replied that he thought a. cir
cular blockade where all the' vessels
charged to the cutter would produce con
fusion and inevitably lead to a different
arrangement, according as the enemy
moed east or west. "The outcome." said
he. "could only be more or less confusion,
euch as did aetuilly occur later."
Continuing his questioning. Captain Lcm
ly covered the whole ranne of the San
uauo campaign. When asked why all sig
i.als were not recorded. Admiral Schley
Fit id: "No man. except the press corre
spondent, who brave all dangers can al
ways have paper and pencil at hand while
a battle s in progress, and as a conse
quence there is a failure to record many
occurrences that should be recorded." Here
followed an examination of the various
signals from the Massachusetts on the day
of the bombardment, which the admiral
verified. At the same time he remarked
that h thought th.it there were other sig
TUM RROOKLYN'S LOOP.
The witness was asked concerning the
famous "loop" of the Rrooklyn and said
he assumed all responsibility for it. Cap
tain Iemly introduced this paragraph from
Admiral Schley's report, dated at Guan
tanamo. July lviS: "Since reaching this
place and holding conversation with sev
tral of the captains namely. Captain Eu
late. of the Viseaya, and the second in
command of the Colon. Commander Con
treras 1 have learne.i that the Spanish
admiral's scheme was to concentrate all
fire for a while on the Brooklyn, and the
Viscay.i wis to rnm her. in hopes that
if tli-y cjuld destioy her the chince of
scape would be increased, as it was sup
posed site was the swiftest ship of vour
.squadron. This explains the heavy " fire
mentioned and the Vi'caya's action in the
earlier movements of the engagement. The
execution of thi? purpose was promptly de
feated by the fart that all the ships of the
squadron advanced into close range and
opene! .m Irresistibly furious and terrilic
f.re upon the enemy's squadron as it was
coming out of the harbor." Admiral Schley
identified this paragraph as a part of his
The wltne-s said that before the helm of
the Urooklyn swung hard a port, in order
to make the loop, the helm was put alter
nately to port and to starboard in order to
meet the movements of the ene-mv's .ships
"It was difficult." he said, "at that time
to say whether they meant to go between
the Texas and the Rrouklyn or the other
"Vnii etated In your examination in chivf.
1 believe, that upon making the turn yoj
diu not s-e the starboard of the Tea.-.""
"I did say so. absolutely." replied th
Admiral S hley. in response to a question,
said be never beard of the Texas in id.-:it
until six months after the battle, fie had
been under the Impression until later that
the starboard engine of the Brooklyn was
backed to facilitate the turn. He i .-collected
distinctly that he warned Capl.;I,i
Cook as the enemy approached that they
were xoins to ram him. He was closeiv.
questioned a? to the order which went b
low "to stand by to ram." In answer to a
question he .said he supposed the captain
had given th order. He was not certain.
FIRST REPORT REJECT KD.
After recess Captain Lemly laid before
the court Admiral Schley's press, copy book
containing a copy of his letter embracing
his first report to Admiral Sampson of the
battle of Santiago, which had been re
turned, and there was contention between
counsel as to the admissibility of the docu
ment as evidence. The derision of the
court was to the effect that the report
could not be read aloud and was announced
through Admiral Dewey as follows: "The
court holds that there n no objection to the
witness refreshing his memory from the
letter, but that he cannot read it aloud."
At this point there was a prolonged and
at times quite sharp controversy between
Captain Lemlv and Mr. Hayner. It soon
developed that the preliminary report re
ferred to was a report that Admiral (then
Commodore) Schley had prepared of the
events of Julv 3 and had taken on board
the flagship New York and delivered to
Admiral Sampson after the battle, but
which the commander-in-chief had re
turned to him.
When Admiral Schley resumed his testi
mony he recounted his conversation with
Admiral Sampson, who. he said, handed
the letter back to him with the statement
that he (Sampsoni was commander-in-chief
and that he tSchleyi had omitted a very
Important detail in the report. In that it
failed to show the presence of the New
York. "I felt at that time." Admiral
Schley went on, "that the victory was big
enough for all. and I made this (his report
of the battle that had been published) out
of generosity and because I knew that if
the New York had been present she would
have done as good work as any of the
"Whn the Colon surrendered why did
you not take possession of her and at
tempt to save her?"
"1 sent aboard to receive her surrender,
and was proceeding to do that very thing
when the flapship came up. I am satisfied
she was all right when 1 left for the east
ward." At 2:30 p. m. Captain Lemly concluded
his cross-examination, which had been be
gun at the beginning of the session of
Monday. There was placed in evidence the
rcO.NTTNl'KlTbN "I A1S E 5CO L. 3.T
SILVER COINS "SWEATED
LIGHTENED II Y WARE PLATKIIS AM)
THEN riT IX CIRCLLATIO.N.
Half-Dollnr nnd Dollar Pieces turd
hy Dishonest .Men, Who' Save
Purchase of liar Silver.
NEW YORK, Oct. JO. The New York
subtreasury has asked the aid of the Wash
ington Secret-service Bureau in running
down those persons who are responsible for
the flood of light-weight silver half-dollar
and dollar pieces recently discovered in
thi city. The. method employed by the op
erators Is unique, and in effect it is similar
to the "sweating" of gold coins once so
common, with the addition that the silver
coins are plated. When lightened the coins,
retaining their original appearance, arc
again placed in circulation, requiring a
trained eye and an experienced touch to
discover that they have been tampered
with. After a bit of the wear and tear
money undergoes the coins which have been
operated upon reveal their lightness at
once, and, as a result, are refused accept
ance. It Is not permissible for the govern
ment to redeem the coins at their face
value, and, of course, the intrinsic worth
is much less than the amount for which
they have jassed current. Electro-platers,
who have made a specialty of silverware,
use bar silver for their purpose. In place
of the crude metal, it is explained, several
smaller firms have utilized silver coins
of the half and dollar denominations, and.
having obtained from them a deposit of
silver upon the article, which is being
plated, have used the money again at its
face value. Ry this operation they gain
the cost of the silver used in plating, and.
as coin metal is practically pure, they are
able to put a finer and more expensive
finish upon the goods than if honest meth
ods were employed with bar metal.
ARREST OF JANE TOPPAN
PROFESSIONAL M'ltSK WHO IS St'S
l'ECTHI) OF IIEI.NG A HORGIA.
She Attended Fonr Persons Who Died
Within a Month and Is Suspect
ed of Poisoning Them.
BOURNE. Mass.. Oct. SO.-Miss Jane
Toppan. suspected of having murdered
Mrs. Mary Gibbs, has been arrested at
Amherst. N. II. Mrs. Gibbs died under
suspicious circumstances. She was a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Davis, of
this place, and a sister of Mrs. Harry Gor
don, of Chicago. Roth Mr. and Mrs. Davis
died last July, and within the next few
weeks, Mrs. Gordon, who had come from
Chicago to see her mother in her last
hours, and Mrs. Gibbs, died. Miss Toppan,
a professional nurse and a friend of the
Davis family, attended each person. When
the fact that the four persons died with
in one month came to be noted by the
neighbors, particularly as the official cause
of the deaths was not given out, the mat
ter was calle! to the attention of the dis
trict attorney, who on Aug. 30 gave orders
for the bodies to be disinterred for examin
ation. It was reported that traces of pois
oning were found in all the bodies. Then
the State police began an investigation
which has led to the arrest of Miss Top
pan, who left here at the close of the
RA UNSTABLE. Mass.. Oct. SO. Miss
Jane Toppan. who was arrested to-day on
suspicion of being connected with the al
leged murder of Mrs. Mary Gibbs. was
brought here this afternoon. She was
taken to the local jail and will be arraigned
to-morrow morning. Mrs. Gibbs's husband,
Capt. Irving Gibbs. who is captain of the
coasting schooner Golden Rail, was away
on that vessel at the time of his wife's
death. On learning of it at a coast port he
immediately returned home, and, although
there had been up to tr t time no suspicion
of foul play. Captain Gibbs believed there
should be an investigation and placed the
matter in the hands of District Attorney
Holmes. The bodies of Mrs. Gordon and
Mrs. Gibbs were cThumed and the stom
achs were sent to Professor Wood, of Har
vard University, and as a result of his
examination Miss Toppan was arrested on
suspicion of having poisoned the four mem
bers of the Gibbs family. The police assert
they have sufficient evidence to convict
Miss. Toppan. although thej will not dis
close any of it.
EXODUS FROM NOME.
Sixteen Hundred Persons on Tvro
Steamers nc Hundred Stovravrn ys.
PORT TOWNS END. Wash.. Oct. PA The
steamers Queen and Valencia arrived to
day from Nome. Each brought ejown Soo
passengers. On the Queen were !) stow
aways, who succeeded in hoarding the ves
sel by climbing up the anchor chains while
the vessel whs at anchor in the roadway
at Nome. Passengers report that U) men
were left at Nome, all of whom ue p Title-,
with no means of making a I'vi.iK
during the winter, and a reign of terror j.s
predicted. During the entire voyage of the
Queen petty thefts were of daily occurrence.
JOHN BULL "Blawst me if I can find where these tracks lead off
AMI IIF.MII rollt.MKR A FIVK
oi 1 1 cits si:vi:hi:lv ijliu:d.
Itnilwiiy Passenger Agent and Two
.ew York evrspnpcr 3Ien the
Most Severely Hurt.
DEADLY RAILWAY COLLISIONS
THItF.i: MK KILI.FIl AI TF.N i.
Jl itKI) I. n:.SVLVAMA.
General Superintendent T. K. Clnrk,
of the II., L. A W., and Ills Fire
iii nn Hurt enr Summit, '. J.
NEW YORK. Oct. CO. As Henri Fournier,
the French chaffeur. was crossing the
tracks of the Rong Island Railroad, near
Westbury, in an automobile in which five
other men were seated, the machine came
Into collision with a locomotive and dis
astrous results followed. All six men were
hurt and the machine demolished. The
names of those in the party and th ex
tent of their injuries are:
N. R. FITLRERTON, special agent of
passenger department of the Rong Island
Railroad, badly cut about the head and
face and compound fracture of one leg.
A. G. BATCH ELDER, of the New York
Journal, and who is chairman of the Na
tional Cyclists Association board of control,
broken leg and other injuries.
J. H. GERRIE. New York Herald, broken
shoulder and leg.
ARTHUR LEWIS, of this city, cuts on
face and hand and ankle sprained.
HENRY J. EVERALL. of this city,
bruises and cuts and legs sprained.
HENRI FOURNIER, foot sprained.
Mr. Fournier said to-night that the party
was on Its way home to New York when
the accident occurred, having been out all
day in company with William K. Van
derbilt, jr., with his machine, looking for
a good road in which it was Mr. Fournier's
Intention to try for the mile record to
morrow. "I had Just reached the crossing,'
he said, "and the front wheels of my ma
chine were just touching the first rail
when the locomotive loomed up and I
realized that an accident was Inevitable.
Not having time to reverse power, I gave
the handle a quick turn, which moved the
front wheel to the right and then the
crash came. The locomotive struck the
machine two or three inches behind the
left front wheel, throwing it around so
that the rear of the automobile was
brought against the locomotive. The first
thing I remember is somebody calling and
asking me if I were dead. I think I was
unconscious for about a minute. The ma
chine was completely demolished. It was
not one of my racing machines. It was of
only ten-horse power, very heavy anil was
bulk to hold six persons."
There was no flagman at the crossing,
which Is hidden by buildings, but an auto
matic bell is supposed to ring on the ap
proach of a train. The members of the
party say it did not ring. The railroad
people claim otherwise. Fournier, who was
handling the lever, and Everall. were
thrown about fifty feet. Fullerton and
Ratchelder were hurled 15) feet, while
Lewis and Gerrlc were mixed up with the
wreckage of the machine. Foxhall Keene.
W. K. Vanderbilt. jr.. and a party of ladies,
who were starting for the Meadow Rrook
hunt, saw the accident and gave aid to the
injured until a number of physicians ar
rived. Fournier and his companions were
taken in a special car to the Nassau Hos
pital at Mineola. L. 1. Later Fournier.
Everall and Lewis were brought to their
homes in this city. Fullerton. Ratchelder
and Gerrie are still at the hospital, and
the surgeons say Fullrton. though much
more seriously hurt than the others, will
t. k. clark rw:i.
Locomotive Drawing His 1'rlviitp Car
Han Into a Freight Train.
NEW YOHK. Oct. General Superin
tendent T. E. Clark, of the Delaware, Iick
awanna & Western Railroad, was severely
hurt and Fireman Hasty hurt near Summit.
N. J., to-day. Mr. Crtrk was on an Inspec
tion tour, and hi private ear was being
drawn at a high speed around a curve near
Mlllingt-t when th engine ran into a
fre'gl t train standing on the track. The
engine tore through the rur of the freUv.'
car. splitting it partly in half. Th" eiiRt::
v.ms torn and broken, but the engineer wa
unharm-d. The fireman was hurt in Jump
ing from the engine. The stoutly-built pii
vate ear suffered no injury. Mr. Clark had
risen when the warning wl istle sounded,
and when the crash and suddn stoppage
eame was thrown to the tloor. his nose
htrlklng a chair as he went down. The oth-
CONTINUOUS PROCESS IN SOUTH
ers on the car had not followed his ex
ample, but had braced themselves for a
shock and suffered no injury.
HEAD. EM) COLMSIO.V.
Three Men Killed, Tito Fatally Hurt
nnd Others Injured.
WASHINGTON, Pa.. Oct. 30. A wreck
occurred on the Raltimore &. Ohio road
near Rrady's tunnel, a short distance east
of Washington, to-day, which resulted In
the death of three men and the injury of
ten more, two of whom may die. The
wreck was caused by a head-end collision
between an empty freight engine and the
westbound Wheeling accommodation train.
MICHAEL HAHN, Finleyville, car in
spector. JAMES REG GAN. Washington, super
visor of Wheeling division.
M. J. PADDEN. Roncy's Point, clerk in
the sup i visor's office.
J. A. SPANGLER. Washington. bridge
supervisor; bruised and injured internally.
May not recover.
RORERT S. CORE. Glenwood, engineer
on the passenger train; injured internally;
scalded and burned.
JAMES R. FOX, Washington, hostler;
bruised and cut.
CHARLES RALL. Glenwood, conductor
of passenger train, scalp wound.
G. O. DEVAUGIIN. clerk in Baltimore &
Ohio ofiice at Washington; arm and back
M. DEVAUGIIN. R. &. O. agent at this
place, face cut and feet injured.
LEWIS N. RARTO. Pittsburg, brakeman
on passenger, severely shocked.
F. M. CUNNINGHAM, Glenwood, con
ductor on freight train, badly cut by
broken glass; condition serious.
JOHN LOGUE. Hazelwood. flagman on
freight train, left arm fractured and other
wise seriously injured.
C. II. SCULL. Glenwood, engineer on
freight engine, left wrist dislocated.
J. A. Spangler and F. M. Cunningham are
both lying at the Washington Hospital in
a precarious condition to-night and their
recovery is doubtful. The stories of the
cause of the wreck are conflicting and it
will take a coroner's Jury to determine who
is responsible for it. The engine was on
its way from Washington loaded with road
officials going to render assistance at a
freight wreck near Vance's Station, and was
hit by the passenger train just as the en
gine emerged from the tunnel, both going
at high speed.
Engineer and Woman Injured.
BUFFALO, Oct. 30.-TraIn No. 1 on the
New York Central was wrecked at Grimes
ville to-day by running Into a freight car
which had been derailed in shifting. The
engine and six cars left thi track. At the
New York Central office it was said the
only persons injured were Engineer Harri
son, wrist broken, and a. Mrs. Dickinson,
who is suffering from shock.
BREAD RIOT IN MEXICO
WAIIEIIOl SES ATTACKE II Y STARV
ING WOMEX AM) CHILDREN.
Twenty Person Reported to Have
Ilecii Shot by the Gourds Trouble
Due to Cornering of Com.
SAN ANTONIO. Tex.. Oct. .) News was
received hero to-day that at Puruandiro,
Mlchiocan. Mexic o, on Oct. 2s a bread riot
occurred in which twenty persons were
wounded, many of them fatally. The
cause of the riot is said to have been the
action of speculators in cornering the sup
ply of corn. A corn famine has existed in
that section of Mexico for months, and the
government recently removed the import
duty on corn from the United States as a
measure of relief.
It is asserted that speculators cornered
the shipments to Puruandiro and raised the
price 1m per cent. The starving people,
driven to desperation, attacked the ware
houses, women and children leading the as
sault. They were shot down by the guards.
Thoe who escaped the bullets, appalled at
what had happened. Ih-d. The conditions
ii. that section of the Republic south of
th Citv of Mexico are described as terri
ble. Puruandiro is about fifty miles from the
railroad, and the last news from there was
that the situation was critical and that
more bloodshed was feared. The govern
ment has started troops to the s-cene.
DRIVEN FROM THE COUNTY.
Gerninn Furnier Who Wanted to Name
His Sou "I. eon (lac."
TOREK A. Kan.. Oct. :.-i.-At Centropolis,
a sair.ll town in Franklin county. M. Rern
beimer, a German farmer, named Iiis in
fant sn Leon Czolgocz. and was driven
from the e.a:nty to-day by indignant citi
zens. Rernheimcr sought a priest to-day
and aked him to christen Ms son. When
the point in the c-ermonies for the name to
be Riven was reached the priest indignant
ly refused to christen an Infant with such a
j;ame. and administered a rebuke to the
BOYS ARE ON STRIKE
Til K Y TIK I P THREE BIG GLASS I'AC
TORIES AT 31L.XCIE.
Window Gins Snappers Complete
OrKHiiixntlon anil Will .Move for
a ew Wage Scale.
NO STRIKE AT FALL RIVER
SPINNERS AND LOOM FIXERS VOTED
AGAINST A WALK-OUT.
AVeavers. Slashers nnd Carders, IIow
ever. May- Mnke Trouble Meet ing;
of West Virginia Miners.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
MUNCIE, Ind., Oct. 30. The two fruit
jar glass factories of Rail Rrothers, em
ploying a thousand hands, and the Hemin
gray flint glass works are almost complete
ly shut down, to-night, because of a strike
among the small boys employed as helpers.
The day force quit this morning and the
night crews, with a few exceptions, joined
them to-night. The boys asked to be per
mitted to take part in the Halloween fes
tivities to-morrow, and when ' refused
struck for more pay, demanding 13 vents
on the day. They receive from 85 cents to
H per diem. Men can hardly do the work
at any price, not being quick enough. Fif
teen hundred people will be thrown out if
the strike is not soon settled.
Window Glass Snappers Will Ask for
a Xew Wage Scale.
Special to the Indianapolii Journal.
MUNCIE. Ind.. Oct. 30. The organization
of the Window Glass Snappers' Association
of America was completed in Muncie to
night. Muncie was chosen as the national
headquarters. Ohio, Indiana and Illinois
locals were represented, and the work of
organizing other States will be taken up at
once. The locals, when organized during
the past year, adopted the American Fed
eration of Iabor rules, but at this meeting
It was decided to withdraw from this bcwly
and to affiliate with the Knights of Labor,
which controls the four other branches of
the window glass workers. For the pres
ent, however, the organization will be in
dependent, with the following officers:
President. Delphos Rattles, Findlay, O.;
vice president. D. A. Peterson, Shirley; sec
retary, Claude E. Noble. Arcadia; treas
urer, Edward Greer, Findlay; trustees,
Charles Rrown, Eaton; Charles Eller and
Fred Cannada. Muncie. ,
Superintendent Moore, of the American
Window Glass Company of Pittsburg, will
confer with a committee from this meeting
on a wage scale at once. The men will go
to work to-morrow night, with thousands
of other glass workers. The executive
board will meet here on Dec. 1.
CONVENTION OF MINERS.
President Mitchell, Secretary Wilson
and Others in Went Virginia.
HUNTINGTON, W. Va., Oct. .'.-Over
one hundred delegates from various miners'
organizations have arrived here for to
morrow's convention. Equally as many
more delegates are expected in the morning.
President Mitchell, Secretary Wilson. Vice
President Lewis. W. R. Farley, of the ex
ecutive boatd of the United Mine Workers,
"Mother" Jons and others were in con
ference to-nijrht. The first session will be
held at 10 o'clock to-morrow, and the meet
ings may continue the remainder of the
The convention will propose a uniform
scale of wages on a basis equal to that
of Ohio. Indiana. Illinois and Pennsylvania
and other competitive fields. West Virginia
has never had even a formulated scale.
Several attempts have been made to effect
a scale, but always without success, and
some of those present are doubtful as to
the success of the present conference In
KV A MAJORITY OF I'OI R.
Proposed Strike of Fall It Iter Mill
FALL RIVER. Mass.. Oct. .'H'.-The mill
cperatlves of thi city to-night decided not
to strike, the matter being decided by a
majority of four votes in the Loom Fixers'
Union. Only l.T'C of the :, operatives
vt the. city, exclusive of those employed In
the iron works ami bourne mills and the
mills of the New England Vara Company,
attended the general mass meeting of lb
rnions. called for the purpose of voting on
the proposition to strike Monday for n
increase of l per cent. In wages.
According to the ruling of th Textile
Council, four of the live unions were re
quired to vote in favoi of a strike before
one could be ordered. To-night the weav
ers, slashers and carders voted in favor,
but the spinners voted against it by a
majority of forty-eight votes and the loom
fixers by a majority of only four. The
spinners were expected to vote "No." so
the question was really decided by the four
votes in the Loom Fixers' Union.
The unions that voted to strike are not
satisfied with the result, and the Textile
Council has called a meeting for to-morrow
night, at which time those who voted
"Yes" will have an opportunity to say
whether or not they will withdraw fron
the Textile Council and undertake a strike
without the spinners and loom fixers. The
general feeling at labor headquarters to
night is that there will be no strike.
Trying to Mnke Murylanclor Fear Ne
Rroes Want to Rule.
RALTIMORE. Oct. 3. Governor John
Walter Smith and former United State
Senator Arthur P. Gorman addressed a
largely attended Democratic mass mating
to-night. Mr. Gorman received an ovation
lasting for several minutes when he step
ped to the front of the platform. He as
serted that the result or the coming elec
tion In this State would place Maryland on
"one side or the other of the great conflict
that has been going on for thirty-two years
In this country, whether the white man or
the colored man shall rule in this country."
Referring to the statement that he would
be a candidate to succeed Senator George
L. Wellington if the next legislature
should be Democratic, Mr. Gorman said:
"I have net been in the habit of giving my
opponents much information, and In this
case I do not know that 1 would if 1 could,
but I could not if I would. In a crisis of
this sort, or in any conflict where the
party's interest are at stake, great as this
is, I shall be found marching with the col
umn, no matter what they do with any
PLAGUE IS IN LIVERPOOL
SIX" PERSONS HAVE DIED AND SI S
PECTS ARE IN THE HOSPITAL.
Meeting; of Consnls for the Purpose if
Taking Precautions to Prevent
Spread of Disease.
LIVERPOOL. Oct. 30 Dr. Hope, medical
officer of the port, has conferred with the
American and other consuls regarding
bubonic plague precautions, and has ar
ranged to supplement the Roard of Trade
examination of outgoing vessels so as to
meet the desires of the representatives of
foreign countries. A representative of the
local government board will visit Liverpool
on behalf of the government to confer with
At a meeting of the Municipal Council to
day Dr. Clarke, chairman of the sanitary
committee of the port, made an official
statement with reference to the plague and
gave details as to each case under suspi
cion. Six persons in all have died since
Sept. 2 whose maladies showed symptoms
of the plague. There are several suspected
cases" in tho hospital, though the precise
number has not been given. Additional
inspectors will le appointed and other pre
cautions taken to prevent the spread of the
The nature of the official report has re
assured the public and allayed apprehen
sion. Although two of those who have died
were in Glasgow in August, nothing is
known to connect them with the plague
there. In seeking for the origin of the dis
ease in Liverpool it is thought a policeman
who handled the clothing of the persons
brought to the mortuary at Prince's dock
may have communicatee! the plague to the
family in the house where he lodged, as
two of the household have died. He, how
ever, has not been ill.
PACIFICATION OF SAMAR
GEN. SMITH EXPECTS TO COMPLETE
THE WORK R Y CHRISTMAS.
Small Skirmishes Dally Itetween Reb
els nnd American Troops
Governor Taft 111.
MANILA, Oct. SO. Advices received here
from Catbalogan. capital of the Island of
Samar, say General Smith has reliable in
formation regarding the whereabouts of the
insurgent leader Lukban, who is being hard
pressed. Small skirmishes take place
daily. Catbalogan was under fire jester
day. General Smith expects to clear the
island of Insurgents by Christmas.
Colonel Robe, of the Ninth Infantry, in
his report of the Halangiga disaster in regi
mental orders praises the magnificent hero
Ism of the dead American soldiers. To the
survivors he says: "Your splendid, cour
ageous, defensive and aggressive warfare
at Ralangiga has gone into history as n
rare achievement of your regiment. I am
proud of you. To you and to those who
fought and fell the army is indebted for a
superb demonstration of what the bravery
of a few determined men may accomplish
under most unequal and unfavorable cir
cumstances." Governor Taft has been sick in the hos
pital for ten days past. He has undergone
a successful operation and is now recover
ing. HUSBAND AND WIFE SHOOT.
Little Girl Is Killed and the Mother
and Grandmother Are Wounded.
RÜTTE. Mont.. Oct. no.-Ethel Plumb,
aged two years, is lying dead at the home
of her grandmother, Mrs. II. I. Parke, of
Virginia City, this State, as th" result of a
dutl fought with revolvers by Mr. and Mrs.
Plumb. Mrs. Plumb has a bullet wound in
th hip. Mrs. Parke was shot through the
right shoulder and Mr. Plumb is in Jail with
a powder-burned face. Plumb and his wife
have not lived happily together for a long
time, and of late Mrs. Plumb has been liv
ing at the home of her mother. Mrs. Parke.
Last night Mr. Plumb went to the house
and opened Are upon his wife, who obtained
a revolver and also bean shooting. At th.
first shot fired by the husband the child
fell dead with a bullet through its head.
The women will recover.
Arret of Prominent Men on the
(hnriic of Con pi rn .
COLON, Colombia. Oct. ri't.-Gen. Pedro
Nel Ospina, Colombian minister of war, to
gether with former President Caro and cer
tain other Nationalists, recently conspired
to oust Vice President Marroquiu. the ac t
ing executive. A timely discovery of the
plot re.Hiiltfd in the llight of Serior Caro.
who took refuge in the German legation at
Hoota. and the arrest ef Gen. Ispina. I r.
llilguin. former minister of foreign affairs,
ami Senor Saavedra, all of whom are n.w
Imprisoned at Cartagena, where On. Kn
rloue Arbetleda and other oiisimrr u r- v.
peeled to arrive suun.
TO COLLECT CLAIM
FR Nt E IS SAID T II E SENT A
WAR FLEET TO Tili: LEVANT
Turkey Mnl ,ivc Complete Satisfae
tion at Once, or a Ciifttom
Hotinc Will lie Seited.
SHIPS' DESTINATION SECRET
111 1 THEV ARE RELIEVED TO RE EN
HOLTE TO MIT.LE.NE,
An Islnnd That Commands the En
trance lo the Dardanelles and
tlie Gulf of Smrnn.
BULLER'S ORDERS TO WHITE
i.i.t:c;i:i) ti:his ir thi: i'amou
It In Printed In (lie National Itctlevr
In Reply to the Chnllengc of the
DiMUrnced llrltlsli Geneml.
PARIS. Oct. TA "The entire French Med
iterranean squadron left yesterday after
noon." says the Toulon correspondent of
the FiRaro. "While one division put in at
Salins-d'Hieres, another, composed of
three battleships and two cruisers, under
the command' of Admiral Calllard, pro
ceeded to the Ievant. Two thousand troops
will be added to this force. Admiral Cail
lard's orders are that, if complete satis
faction is not immediately pi von by th
Ottoman government to all the claims of
France, he shall seize the custom hous
of the port nearest his squadron. It Is be
lieved his lestinatien is the Island of Mlty
lene or Salonica. The inland commands the
entrance to the Dardanelles and the Gulf
Several morning papers confirm the Fi
garo's Toulon advices. Rumors to the
same effect were current in Paris late last
evening, but the Foreign Office professed
to know nothvip about the matter.
A dispatch to the London Times from
Constantinople says that the Turkirh am
bassador at St. Petersburg has informed
the Sultan of Turkey that the annexation
of the Island of Crete to Greece is Immi
nent and inevitable.
THAT SPATCII-COCKi:nM DISPATCH.
Sir Redvers Rnller's Message to Sir
GeorRe White at Ladysmlth.
LONDON, Oct. 31. The National Review
gives the essential terms of the "spatch
cocked" dispatch of Sir Redvers Ruller to
Gen. Sir George White when in command
iof the beleaguered Rritish garrison at
Ladysmith. According to this authority the
message ran as follows:
"I have been repulsed. You will burn
your ciphers and destroy all your ammuni
tion. You will then make the best terms
you can with the Roers after I have fortl
lied myself on the Tugela."
General Ruller in the speech which led to
his dismissal from the command of the
First Army Corps challenged the National
Review to publish th full dispatch and to
explain how It was obtained, declaring that
he would then publish a certifieel copy of
the original and allow the public to Judge
The editor of the National Review now
explains that he got the dispatch from a
civilian who was in Ladysmith at the time
and who paid there was nothing secret
about It. He asserts also that he under
stands that both General Ruller and Gen.
White have officially asked permission to
publish the authorized version, and he can
not conceive why i-rmisslon has bee-n with
held. The same Informant, giving an al
leged explanation of the fact that there
was no co-opera ti in between General
Ruller and General White- during the bat
tle of Colenso. say is General White- was
Informed that the attack was fixed for Dec.
17. but General Itulbr tomme-ne-.-d the at
tack on Dec. 15 to the; dismay of General
White, who had not completed his pre para
tions. The Morning Leader characterizes the
National Review's version of General
Roller's dispatch to Sir George White as
"imaginary and misleading."
Captnre of Roers.
LONDON. Oc t. Lord Kitchener. In a
dispatch from Pretoria, elated ct. 2. says
Col. Ryttg surprised a Ro. r command Oct.
5, and captured twenty-two prisoners, in
cluding Field "ornets SpatinclxTg and
Onisthulsen. Col. Forte-sque. the di-pateh
acids, had a day-long running lisitt with
Mulb r's Roe-r c ommand Oct. L'7, nerth
wards of Ralmoral. He kille. i four Roers
and captured fifty-four prisoners, thirty
six wagons and much stoi k.
The War Offne sent orders to Ahler-h.ot
to-night directing that a brigade f cav
alry 1' pre-pa rei start for South Africa
about the middle of next month.
ANARCHIST CELEIIIt VI ION.
( folgocx's Death Called Noble" by
1ONDON. Oct. .. The Anarchit clubi
of London celebrated the de tro ution ejf
Czol2i.cz by dances in honor of his "p.obie
death." Various Rroups nte t at their re
spective headquarters at a late hour la-t
night, and most of the gathering-- only dh
p. rsed at 4 e'cloc k this morning afte r sing
ing the "Carmagnole." AI! the meetings
lustily cheered every mention uf CzoJrocx.
lioo portrait, draped with black and red,
occupied the place of honor on the plat
forms. There were temarkable scene ,n
the dispersal e-f the elubs. groups q An
archists shouting "ive la Republhjue:'
singing "Carmagnole." dancing an. I shout-
ll.g "t'zolgoez. the brav' !" Tbe M.ie )!-
pe rs d some of the groups. The increasirtr
activity of the Anarchists I occardonirf
some comern to Scotland Yard.
spinilOi Plan to ReKulnle trlke.
MADRID. t. :. The mini sf r ff the in
terior, Senor Morel. propo.-s to legulais
strikes by legi-d.iliou. and to that end lias
Introduced a bill in the Cortes legalizing
ordinary striken if from four to fifteen days'
notice in given to the- authorttie. Strikes
top.ins; the works of an entire tuwu or