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PMBIJS== DAILY UXEPY BUNDAY AT 'B STAR BUILDINGo 0 oi A g COr. Um ea.r, by The Evening Star Newspaper Oompany, tB ~~tb~ S. B. KAUPMYAN, Preat.f oe New York Oce, 49 Potter Buidiug . The Ueplo star in served to pberofer io uhe bbigs sy by carrier, m their wn aeca atf10 cc a t ef48ns gter mocf- t iea h Saturday Qoaet.ug s aeet Stha $1 ,er year. with DTAU2WGWS C7I an~alaoiibrtatr. o 3} 5.WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAYA US 22185TE EPGE.WO EN . THE DEAD GIVEN UP Miss Burley's Body Floating in the River. FOUD EAR THE FATED SPOT Brought to the City on the Police Boat Blackburn. TISCUSSING THE CASE The body of Miss Ruth Bursley who was lost overboard frcm the steamer Mac alester a few evenings ago, was recovered this morning from the Potomac river svery near the spot where the young lady fell from the boat. The body was brought to the city on the police boat Blackburn and taken to Zurhorst's undertaking establish ment to be prepared for burial. The body was first seen by Dr. Keagh, the family physician of the Bursleys, and Pilot Cheshire of the steamer Harry Ran dall. Dr. Keagh had gone down the river ca the Randall this morning to meet the police boat Blackburn, which left the wharf at 7 o'clock, to be present during the search for the young lady's relaains, which was being contined by the police boat and Col. McKibben of Marshall Hall. Just before reaching Bryan Point, the spot in the river where Miss Burnley fell from the steamer's rail, the two watchers in the pilot house discovered the body floating in the water. The Randall proceeded to Marshall Hall, and, after landing, Dr. Keagh, continued some distance further down the river, where the police boat was seen cruising in search of the remains. Recovering the Body. The police boat was hailed and told where the body had been seen. Officers Dean and Lewis of the police boat, with Gen. Duncan S. Walker aboard, immediately put back to Marshall Hall, where they picked up Dr. Keagh and Col. McKibben. Under full speed the Blackburn proceeded to the spot in the river where the body had been seen floating upon the tide, and soon tender hands had drawn the young lady's remains aboard and placed, it in the casket which had been provided for that purpose. There were no visible signs to show that Miss Bursley had been struck by the wheel of the steamer when she fell overboard, and the body was in a good state of preserva tion. Arriving at the police boat wharf, the friends of the family removed the body to Zurhorst's undertaking establishment,where it will be prepared for burial. The family were immediately notified that Miss Burs ley's body had been found, and arrange ments will be made for the funeral. The services over the remains will be private and interment will be made at Congres sional cemetery. The coroner was notified of the receipt of the body and will view it some time this afternoon. In Defense of the. Crew. One of the witnesses of the sad accident that resulted in Miss Bursley's death has sent the following statement to The Star: "It is with surprise and regret that I observe some rather averse, and, I think, unjust criticisms relative to the manage ment of his boat and crew by Capt. Blake after the sad and lamentable drowning of Miss Bursley .lsst Monday night. Now, whether her death was due to suicidal in tent or otherwise I am not prepared to say. But as I happened to be sitting within six or eight feet of her when the unfortunate affair occurred. I feel myself in a position to speak authoritatively concerning it, and seport that I am surprised at some of the criticisms contained in recent papers. I know Capt. Blake only in his official ca pacity, but, having traveled extensively, I must say I have never seen any officer I thought more eminently fitted for his position or one evincing a more watchful care over the safety and comfort of his patrons. As above observed, I was sitting within six or eight feet of where Miss Bursley went overboard, being on the lar board side and well forward of the wheel. The accident caused intense excitement. People were running all over the boat, many not knowing what really had occur red, and right here the public should re member that a large vessel running swiftly canr.ot be stopped and rounded to like a coal cart, nor can the pilot and engineers be conmunicated with in an instant, and it requires the concerted action of both to handle a vessel successfully. But much more quickly than I had feared it could be done, the boat was stopped, and rounded to, and the search light was playing over the dark water where Miss Bursley had disappeared, the life boat was lowered and manned as quickly as could have been done by any crew, and had it been within the bounds of possibility to save her undoubt edly it would have been accomplished, but, considering the fact that she went over in front of the wheel, it is more than prob able that the body after passing under the boat never rose to the surface, and, even If she had, in the pitchy darkness of the night, it would have been a matter of im possibility to save her. Again I see that Capt. Blake and his crew are greatly censured because they did not throw life preservers over. Con sider the fact for an instant that the boat must have run 100 yards before the officers were apprised of what had happened. Now suppose they had thrown every life pre server on the boat Into the water, could they have reached Miss Bursley in time to save her? Most assuredly the same cur rent that carried them down would have borne her beyond their reach. No, the whole affair is the result of an unutter ably sad and unfortunate acciddht. Capt. Burnley and family have the warmest and deepest sympathy of the entire community in their hour of trial, but at the same time do not let us allow unjust and undeserved censure and condemnation to be placed up on the conduct of a brave and efficient of ficer, who did all within his power to save a life, when. I leel, only the Divine inter positon of Providence could have availed anything. Careleesness of Passengers. A correspondent of The Star, who deems the criticisms of the captain and crew un just, says: * "Certainly the captain cannot be blamed] for the unsafe position on the boat taken by grown-up people. Being a frequent pas senger on one of the river boats which goes down the river Saturday even ings, I noticed and remarked upon the carelessness of the passenger-s. Only two weeks ego I called the attention of the captain to a young man sitting out sid" of the railing, on the very edge of the abip, on a chair tilled back against the wheel house. The slightest lurch on the part of the ship or a sudden movement of the young man would have sent him over board. To make matters worse, appar ently ile was asleep. I watched him for some time, until my nerves were tested to the utmost, expecting him to fall over every minute; than, as I said before. I Called the captain's attention to him, and he was quickly made to come closer to the rail. "While such accidents are terrible, I dc think It rather unjust to blame the captain for the carelessness of passengers who have reached years of responsibility." Treasury Receipts. National bank notes received for re demption today, 3269,0120. overnment re ceipts--From internal revenue. $450.65t9; cus toms 8t),I)4h mscelaneusi4,4NJ - CIIANGED FOREIGN POLICY. Mr. Olney Seeking to Retrieve the Ad nainistration's Unpopularity. The latest semi-official output of -in formation as to the attitude of the admin Mtration toward France in the Waller case apd Spain as to the payment of the Mora claim is accepted as indicating a de sire on the part of Secretary 9bney to over come the impression that our foreign pol icy is woefully weak. It is said that Mr. Olney is very anxious to retrieve an unpopular foreign policy by means of the Waller ease. The depart ment, in accordance with the custom of this administration, was at first disposed to take none but the most formal and perfuncto:y action in this case. Every citerance on the subject and the manner in which appeals in behalf of Waller were received indicated an entire lack of in terest. At length it seems that public sen timent is having an effect, and the intima tion is mysteriously given out.that there is to be a vigorous foreign policy. A goodemany of Mr. Cleveland's friends, who have not differed with him as to other matters, have been dissatisfied on account of the weakness at this point. They do not like the idea of any declaration in fa vor of a manly foreign policy being re garded as necessarily a criticism of this administration and 'en evidence of disloy alty to Cleveland. THE HAWAIIAN INSURRECTION. The United States and Great Britain Not Working in Conjunction. Officials of the State Department, when asked today if the declaration by Great Britain that Hawaii's course toward Brit ish subjects infolved in the last insurrec ticn v:as proper would affect in any way the claims the United States had made on lchalf of certain of its citizens involved in the same affair, said that the United States and Great Britain were not working in conjunction, and that the action of Great Britain would not bind the United States. The cases of persons claiming United States citizenship, it was stated, would stand or fall on the question whether or not each individually has had a fair trial. A "VOODOO" MAN SENTENCED. The Magic by Which a Colored Man's Greenbacks Disappeared. William H. Moore, the colored "voodoo" doctor, who was recently sentenced to one year in jail for swindling, was in court again today. This time he got $3 from a colored countryman at the market. When he approached the countryman and sug gested that he would tell his fortune, the latter said he did not want his fortune told. "But," said Moore to him, "it won't cost you anything. "I'll tell your fortune, and when my father, who is a preacher, comes around you may put something in his basket." This satisfied the countryman, and Moore looking at his hand, said: "These lines show you are a hard-working man." "That I am," the countryman said. Then it was necessary, according to Moore's statement, to have some green backs, and the countryman produced three (.ne-dollar bills. These were tied in a handkerchief, so the countryman thought, trd then the hand kerchief was put in a cabbage leaf. "You put this in your bosom," said Moore, ''ana keep it there while I go over and get some salt." Moore went for the salt, but did not re turn, and much to the countryman's sur prise, the money was not tied in the hand kerchief. A sentence of six mcnths was imposed. DISTRICT GOVERNMENT. A Proposal Accepted. The proposal of Pavarini and Greer to construct a frame addition to the Garfield School building at $1,417 has been accepted. Fining the Garbage Contractor. The health officer is fining the garbage contractor right along for reported cases of neglect. Today he notified the auditor of a fine of $30 that had been imposed, which amount, unless the same is revoked in whole or part, will be deducted from whatever mor.eys are due to the contractor at the end of the month. In Behalf of Wenzel. A delegation of citizens composed of Messrs. Frizzell, Charles Tolbert, W. B. Demnent, Arthur Raymond, R. E. Dittoe, C. H. Martyn and L. D. Walter called upon the Commissioners this afternoon to urge a new trial for ex-Fireman F. W. Wenzel, who some time ago was dishonorably dis missed from the fire department for having testified, as was claimed, falsely in the case of Foreman Walsh. They claimed that Fireman Wenzel was improperly tried and unjustly dealt with. Tomorrow morn ing the delegation will present the matter to the board. Lots Purchased. The Commissioners have purchased lots 41 and 42 in block 6, Ivy City, at 18% cents per square foot, as a site for the new pub lic school house. Appointed Policemen. Henry C. Hite and James H. Horiser have been appointed policemen on the metropolitan police force, subject to a pro bationary term of six months. A New Cook. Henry Berkley has been appointed cook at the Washington Asylum, vice John Steel. A Proposed Skating Rink. Mr. S. J. Curriden called upon the Com missioners to day concerning the proposed improvement of 15th street between E and Gales streets northeast. He recommended that the sidewalk near the Hygienic Ice Company's works be laid, as that company proposed to erect a 95,000 skating rink by March 1, 18J6. Orders Issued Today. The Commissioners today ordered: That a sewer be constructed in 10th street southwest betwveen F and G streets under the provisions of law governing as sessmentt work, the same having bean duly advertised and no objections received thereto at the appointed hearing; esti nr~ated cost. $Gli8, one-half to be assessed against lots 20, 46, 47, 48 and 49, square 3'., and lots 1 and 16i of square 3.35. Water mains assessmnents are hereby can celed as follows, on account of the deck sicn in the Bzurgdorf case: Against lot 97T and part of lots Uid and O8, Chapin Brown. subdivisicn of Mt. Pleasant; against lots 25~ and 2!3, square 80t; against lots 21 and 22, block 8, University Heights, and sublots 34 and 35, square 'I41. Water main assessments are canceled as follcws, on account of decision in the Burgdorf case: Against lot 14, square 587; against lot 7, square 792; against lot 3, Delleit for This Month. The expenditures of the government for the first two-thirds of the present month exceeded the receipts by $7,009,293, but only S1,250l,000 remains to be paid on ac count of pensions, and the treasury officials estimate that the deficit will be reduced during the next ten days to about $5,000, 000. The excess of expenditures over re ceipts last month was $8,478,366. To De Patent Eraniner. J. B. Hull. second lieutenant in the rev enue cutter service, who entered into com petitive examination with eighty others for one of the patent examinerships, today received the appointment. He will resign from the revenue cutter service to take EDITOR BOYER HELD Result of His Trial Today on the Libel Charge. CASE TO GO TO THE GRAND JURY Mr. Kenny Denies Statements Published by Defendant. IN THE POLICE COURT What is known as the A.P.A. libel case, in which Editor Andrew J. Boyer is defendant and Cornelius D. Kenny, the coffee and tea merchant, is the prosecuting witness, was called for trial in the Police Court at noon today. The warrant in the case, as hereto fore published in The Star, was sworn out by Mr. H. G. Fant, who represents Mr. Kenny's business interests here, and was based on the publication in the U'nited American, Mr. Boyer's paper, of the fol lowing: The Alleged Libel. "That one Andrew J. Bcyer, with intent to villify and defame one Cornelius D. Kenny, did then and there publish in a certain newspaper a certain malicious and defamatory libel in the words following: It is stated that Papist Kenny, the tea merchant in this city, has openly declared that he would never employ a Protestant clerk in any of his several stores, branches of which are in Baltimore and Washington, and that he recently dismissed a worthy young man against whom there was no complaint other thar. that he was not a Romanist. It is also said of Kenny that when he wanted a clerk in his Baltimore store he pasted to the notice the words: 'No Protestant need apply.' Let Ameri cans steer clear of this Papist boycotter. "To the great injury, scandal and dis grace of said Kenny." Wten the case was called Mr. Woodbury Wheeler, appearing for the defendant. said that Col. Cook and Mr. Nauck were asso clated with him in the case. Prosecuting Attorney Jteffords represented the governmernt. and was assisted by Law yer It. Ross Perry, who is Mr. Kenny's legal adviser. A plea of not guilty was entered by coun sel for the defendant. Lawyer Nauck said he was surprised to find that one of his witnesses, a man ramed Coxey, or Cox. was not present in court, and he said it may be necessary to have him sent for. Mr. Jeftords said that as this was to be a preliminary examination, and not a trial, he presumed the court would not go into a hearing of the whole case. Mr. Nauck said that the court was well aware that the law laid down in the books gives the examining magistrate the right to hear natters in explanation. Judge Mills said that he would settle the question when it was reached. The First Witness. SMr. Fant was the first witness called, and he was shown the paper containing the alleged libel. Counsel admitted that the paper in ques tion was printed by the defendant. Witness called on Mr. Boyer and consult ed him about the publication. Boyer, he said, told him that there was an undercur rent about which he (Fttnt) knew nothing. Mr. Kenny. he (Boyer) told witness, was down on the A. P. A. and was discharging Protestants. Mr. Boyer told witness that if there was no truth in the publication he would correct it, Lut he (Boyer) was under the impression that the article was true. "Is the article true?" Mr. Jeffords asked. "No, sir." he answered; "not one word of it is true." Witness said he had been in Mr. Kenny's employ about five years, and had never heard him speak of the question of relig ion. Since the publicaticon of this article in the United American witness had made in quiries and learned that there were twen ty-nine cleiks employed in the stores in this city, and twenty-one of them are Prot estants and eight are Roman Catholics. Witness held personal interviews with some of the clerks and learned of others through the ranagers of the stores. Mr. Kenny's Denial. Mr. Kenny was next sworn, and he made a wholesale denial of the charge. He said that the question of religion never figured in the question of the employment of clerks. "The questien of religion," said witness, "has ro more to do with the employment than has the color of his hair." Witness says he is a Roman Catholic. So far as the allege. notice is concerned no such notice was ever posted in any of his Baltimore stores to his knowledge. He Bought the Paper. Douglass Syphax testified that he pur chased at the office of the United American a copy of the paper containing the alleged libel. Edward Johnson testified that two weeks ago, several days after the publication of the alleged libelous article, he went with the preceding witness when the paper was purchased. He went there at the solicita tion of Mr. Fant. John Linden, cigar and newspaper dealer, at 631 G street, was called. He sells the United American at his stand, but he could rot say that he sold copies of the paper containing the alleged libelous article. Mr. Fant was recalled and asked by Mr. Jeffords if he had seen a copy of the United American of August 10, one week after the alleged libel. Mr. Nauck objected to this testimony be cause these publications were not charged in the warrant. Mr. Jeffords said hc wanted to offer these publicatlbns to show malice on part of :he publisher. The court ruled that such testimony was rot admissible, and a recess was taken. Col. Cook Take. a Hand. After recess Mr. Jeffords made the an nouncement that his ease was closed, and Mr. Nauck said he would put the defendant on the stand. There was an objection made to going into the trial of the case, and Col. Cook made an argument in suppoxrt of his claim that the facts did not sustain the charge. During the course of his argument coun sel saidl that so far as he had been able to discver. Mr. Kenny only charged that the damage, if any had been done, was a pecuniary one, and not that it affected his standing in the community in any matter whatever. He read and discussed the ar ticle which forms the basis of the prosecu tion, and claimed that there had been no violation of law. This accusation, he said. constitutes no libel in any sense of the word. Boyer Held. Mr. Jeffords, for the government, spoke only a few minutes in his efforts to en'. lighten the court and read authorities on the question of libel. In conclusion, he ssaId that the paragraph referring to Mr. Kenny as a boycotter was sufficient to maintain the charge. Judge Mills, in dis posing of the case, said that there were really three questions before the court. The first was, whether or rot a libel had been published. The second was, whether or not the defendant published the alleged libel, and third, whether or not the publication was one that would have been permitted. In discussing the case the judge said that the article has been denounced as false and was calculated to array against Mr. Kenny a class of people in the community who do not agree with him in the matter of re ligion. The case, he thought, was clearly within the law of libel, and he would there fere hold gir. Boyer for the action of the grand jury. Blond was fixed at 3500O. THE RESULT IN OHI( How It is Regarded by the Administratio and Ite Friends, A Big Victory for Sound Money-Mori Important Than That Achieved In Kentucky. The administration people regard the rf suit at the Ohio convention as a reall important victory for "sound money." Tli overthrow of the free coinage forces I the most serious blow the silver faction c the democratic party has yet had. A much as possible was made by the admir ittration of Carlisle's victory in Kentuck3 but everybody realized that its importanc was exaggerated. There were many elf ments in that contest to render the victor not great nor unexpected. In Ohio the situation was different. Th democracy of that state was regarded b the silver men as committed to free coir age, and they counted on the votes of tha delegation and its influence as very in portant to their securing control of th democratic national convention next yeas The result of this convention puts an en to all such calculations. But, worse tha that, the silver men fear that it may dls courage their followers and lead to othe def-ats in unexpected quarters. There I a possibility, and many think a probabilit3 that even the Illinois democracy, which ha taken a lead for silver, will be won over t sending a sound money delegation to th national convention. When the convention in that state wa held the "silver fever" was at Its mot emotional height, and it was expected b the friends of the white metal that th action in Illinois would be epidemic amon democrats in other states. The fact tha it has not been so. it is believed, wi rob the movement in Illinois of much r its dramatic enthusiasm and increase th chances of the administration democrat regaining control there, as they have I Ohio. This is the view of the situatio taken by the members of the administra tion here, and it is knQwn to be Mr. Cleve land's view. The thing which Mr. Cleveland and h1 lieutenants want particularly is to hol Ohio, Illinois and Indiana to "soun mol-ey." They are hopeful that Indian will, when the time comas, follow in th line of Ohio, and that then Illinois demo( racy will come scrambling. back up th Lark. With all three of these states an Kentucky and Maryland for "soun money," and some of the southern state very shaky in the silver, ranks, the ac ministration calculates that the silver me would he in very had form to get contr< of the '9G convention. NO DANGER IN MARYLAND. Opinions of Senntor Gibson and Rep resentntive Talbot to That Efeet. Senator Gibson says that the democrat are in no danger of losing the election i Maryland this fall. "We will elect our candidate for governc by the usual majority or.jarger. The pee pie who ate grumbling are those who neve want to elect any one. The only thirg the think of is to try to defeet some one, an they cannot do even that." Representative Talbot's Views. "'he campaign in Maryland has not L gun yet," said ex-Representative Talbc to a Star reporter. ."Things are mixed jut now, but they always are before the carr paign gets fairly started. I have no dout of denocratic succ ss." TIlE SUGAll ilOUNTY CASES. Controller Bowler Still Wniting to the Attorneys' Briefs. Controller Bowler is still waiting for th briefs of the arguments of Senator Mat derson ar.d Mr. Semmes, the lawyers ecr ployed in the sugar bounty case, in orde to again consider the matter with a viel of renCering his decision. These briefs at expected to be here within a day or tw< and after they arrive it is thought that week or ten days will be sufficient to allo' the controller to give his ultimatum. It I not thought that there will be a reversio of his former decision, as it is understoo that the arguments submitted at the heal ing before him did not change his opin!o formerly pronounced. It is possible, thoug not probable, that the briefs to be receive will contain some view of the case ntc heretofore brought, which may change th aspect of the claims for the sugar bount in the eyes of Mr. Bowler. TlE TARSUS OUTRAGES. No AmericanN Were Concerned in thi Matter Nor Injured. Acting Secretary Adee today received note from Mavroyeni Bey, the Turkis minister to the United States, saying tha the Turkish government lad informe him a thorough investigation had bee: made of alleged outrages on Americans a Tarsus. The result of these investigation, he wrote, was to the effect that the cook t: the family of Prof. Christie of St. Paul' Institute at Tarsus had bssn assaulted b: native Turks, and that no Americans wer concerned in the matter nor injured. May royeni Bey stated that the Turkish offend era would be tried and punished. The Stat Department expects to receive informs tion on the same affair from United State officials in Turkey, as Minister Terre; advised the department some time ag that he had taken steps to have the matte investigated. Admiral Kirkland has Informe'd the Nav Department that it would be very danger ous, owing to cholera, for the Marblehead ncw In the Mediterranean, to touch a certain points suggested in the instruction first sent directing an Investigation of th Tarsus and other alleged outrages. Act ing Secretary McAdoo has modified thea Instructions by giving the admiral dim cretionary power as to what points th Marblehead should touch at during he crtvlse. PensIon. Alowed. Maryland-Original, Henry Johnson, Bal timore. Original widows. etc.. Mary C Shirley, Baltimore; Mary A, O'Malley, Bal timore; Katharine Burns, Glyndon; mino of Henry Lewis, Baltimore. Restoratlo: and supplemental, WillIam H. Dawes (de ceased), Baltimore. Reissue. Henry Fishet Baltimore; Charles King, Baltimore. Orig Inal widows, etc., Katharina Schmidt, Bal timore; Mary E. Dawes, Balimore; Sara: C. Streett, Baltimore. Virginia-Original, Philip McDade, Sol diers' Home, Elizgbeth City; Alonz Hodges, Norfolk; Washington Henly Dover Mines, Gocochland. Increase, Jot Klaak, National MilItary Home. Elizabet: City. Reissue, Thomas Green, Nations Soldiers' Homne, Elizabeth City. District of Columbia-William G. Ernsi U. S. Soldiers' Home. Washington. Re Issue, Henry J. Bowker, Soldiers' Home Washington. Reissue and increase. Roge Monahan, U. S. Soldiers' Home, Washing ton. p More Good Stories. In today's Star is published the last in, stallment of the attractive :and well-writ ten story, "A Knight of the Nets,'' b: Amelia E. Barr. In continuation of th series of stories which is exciting so mue) attention, there will be published in te morrow's Star, complete, a story by th well-known writer, Hamlin Garland, ent titled "A Grim Experience." Saturda: there will appear the first installment a a story of thrilling intepest entitled "Thx Mystery of Bienita," which will be con, inued from ayo ay ntil cnmnleted ' ATTACKED BY A MOB n Armed Chinese Make an Assault on an American Mission. OUTRAGE COMITTED NEAR FOO CHOW - Chapel and School House Were Wrecked. - FURY OF THE POPULACE D HONG KONG, August 22.-Another out rage has been committed upon mission aries near Foo Chow. The American mis sion has been attacked by a large and in furiated mob armed with various weapons. The chapel and school house of the mis - sion were wrecked and four of the native e scholars were wounded. The foreign teach er, however, escaped injury. A strong anti-foreign local feeling pre . vails at Foo Chow, and it is spreading r among the populace, who are parading the 3 public thoroughfares with cries of "Drive out the foreign devils!" LONDON, August 22.-A dispat-h to the e Times from Hong Kong this afternoon con firms the dispatch from Hong Kong an nouncing the attack upon the American mission near Foo Chow, and a dangerous state of the populace of that city. According to the Times dispatch, the American school was situated just outside of the west gate of Foo Chow. e The dispatch adds: "The situation at Ku s Cheng is unchanged. Capt. John S. Newell of the United States cruiser Detroit and - Dr. Hart have gone there from Foo Chow. More anti-foreign placards and pamphlets r.re being distributed at Canton." What is Said at the Legation. The Chinese legation here had not been e apprised of the latest attack upon Ameri - can missions by the Chinese fanatics neai e Foo Chow until shown the Associated Press dispatch bringing the news. The minister 3 expressed regret at the occurrence through - his interpreter. It is freely admitted at the legation that in the present state of feeling in China, growing out of the ignorance and prejudices of the natives, and especially because of the recent war, all foreigners in the in terior of China are in more or less dan ger. The hope is expressed at the legation that the missionaries will recognize this s state c things and will seek the treaty i ports until the excitement subsides and normal conditions are restored. r The utmost confidence was expressed of the intention of the Chinese imperial gov - ernmcnt to protect the Christian missions r as far as possible, and the last edict front y the emperor, issued within the past ten I days, was quoted as evidence of this in tention. A quite full synopsis of this docu ment has been received by cable at the le gation. It is entirely in the interest of the - Christians and is directed especially to the t high Chinese officials. They are asked to t see that the lives and property of all Christians, both foreign and native, are ~ protected at all times. t The edict also commands the lower of ficials and the people generally to observe this behest. and closes by saying that any violation of the order will be severely punishedl. Confidence was also expressed at the le gation in the thoroughness of the investi gation into the recent riots, and it is be lieved there that as soon as the imperial will can be made known the American and - English consuls will be admitted to the r hearings. Probably Not a Fresh Case. L Officials of the State Department said that it was probable the riot was one which was reported to the State Depart ment several days ago as occurring at t Yung-fu, a place not far from Foochow. I The facts in the case correspond so close - ly to the report of the Yung-fu affair that it is helieved :he same report having reach e-l Hong Kong was cabled as a new out rage. Min!ster Denby was informed of the t Yurg-fu affair, and this will be investigated e by the commission which has gone to Ku f Cheng. WAREHOUSES BURNED. Rapid Spread of the Flames on the Riser Front. t MILWAUKEE, Wis., August 2.-The t ware houses on the Union Steamboat Com t pany's dock, at the junction of Milwaukee and Menominee rivers, took fire at 1 p.m. today, and were soon a mass of flames. t The fire spread to the warehouse of the Anchor line and freight sheds of the Wis consin Central railway. 3 Freight cars burned on the tracks In the yards. Goods were removed from the stores of the John Pritzlaff Hardware Com . pany as speedily as possible. There was a high wind, and the fire kept spreading - rapidly. 3 At 2:30 p.m. the fire was spreading with I fearful rapidity before a gale from the t southwest. It now looks as if West Water r street might be swept up to Grand avenue. The warehouses of the Union Steamboat r Company and Anchor line were already - gcne, as were also the freight sheds of the Wisconsin Railroad Company. t The freight yard was a mass of blazing 3 cars. The John Pritzeloff Hardware Coin pany's house had just taken fire, and that - immense Establishment seemed doomed. Steamers and sailing vessels were being - moved from the docks along the West a Water street front, as it was believed the rfire would reach the Milwaukee river in the lower fourth ward before it could be checked. The fiames are still sweeping in a north _ erly direction. A large number of fra'ne residences have been swept away. -Jos. McManus, aged eight years. son of - Detective McManus, was run over by a steam engine and instantly killed. - APPROVED BY THE MARqUIS. The Former Miss Mooney Fit to Be a Douglas. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., August 22. - After making an exhaustive examination Sof the antecedents e~f his California daugh 'ter-in-law, the Marquis of Queensbury has ',pronounced Lady Sholto Douglas fit to I take her place in the ranks of English aristocracy. At the special request of the marquis, J. P. Wharton, an Englishman -who resides in Oakland, spent some time in looking up the family history of the Mooneys. He says he has made his report to Queensbury, who has approved it and expressed his willingness to accept his son's wife as a member of his family. CLOTHING MAKERS WiN. Many Resume Work, Hawing Obtained Their Demand. BOSTON, August 22.-Over 1,000 striking clothing operatives returned to work in twenty-seven shops this morning, their employers having complied with the de Smands made by the United Garnient Work ers. It is expected that betweeii .00 and 400 additional str5kers will return to work before night. Union Secretary A. 3. Felz is of the opinion that the strike will be PRIVATE GILL'S CASE. Nothing in the Conduct of the Case to Reflect on His Counsel. In The Star of August 17, under the cap tion, "Only a Private," appeared the fol lowing paragraph: "When the Secretary of War considers Gill's case he will look into the charge that the counsel for Gill was a mere con venience in the hands of Birkimer, that he volunteered his services to Gill merely to betray him by advising that he plead guilty without having an explanation of the spe cially aggravating circumstances under which the fracas occurred. If the Secre tary should decide that the court-martial was irregular Gill would he tried again, and if that is done he will be provided counsel that can be trusted to conduct his case with a view of his interests, and for this purpose a number of subscriptions have already been offered. It is said that the counsel for Gill was a lawyer whose chief business is to defejid officers who are called before courts-martial." A careful investigation of the above statements since their publication shows ti at, so far as they reflect upon the pro fessional conduct of Mr. George K. French, who represented Gill before the court-mar tial, they are incorrect, and calculated, un intentionally on the part of The Star, to do Mr. French serious injustice. The pub lication concerning the charge against Mr. French was based on statements made to a Star reporter by parties supposed to be well-informed and reliable. The Star is satisfied that there was nothing in Mr. Frencl's conduct of Gill's case to authorize the published statement criticising his fidelity to his client's interests, and in fair ness readily makes the amends of this pub lication. A SNUB TO THE AMEER. Will Not Be Allowed a Representative in England. LONDON, August 22.-Although the greatest secrecy is observed on the subject in official circles, the Associated Press has ascertained that the story which the Chron icle printed this morning regarding the reason why the Shazada Nazrulla Kahn, the second son of the Ameer of Afghanis tan, does not return home is virtually cor rect. The Chronicle says: "It is rumored from a good source that the ameer has forbidden the shazada to return until he has securcd Great Britain's consent that the ameer shall be diplomatically represented at Lon don. He desires to deal directly with the government instead of through the viceroy of India. This impossible demand is sup posed to explain the shazada's long stay." According to the information obtained by the Associated Press, a few weeks ago the shazada visited the queen at Windsor castle and personally informed her majesty that it was the ameer's desire to be diplomati cally represented at London instead of dealing with the British government through the viceroy of India. The shazada- expected an immediate an swer, but her majesty replied that she could n( t decide without consulting her ministers. Last week the shazada received a lnt ire refusal, and the situation :iow is unpleasant, if not serious. as the refusal amaunts to a srub to the ameer, and it is thought this may affect the relitions be tween Great Britain and Afghanistan. The shazada starts for -me via Paris next week. DENVER'S RECENT DISASTER. At Lenst Seven Bodies Still in the Ruins. DENVER, Col., August 2.-Various esti mates are made as to the number of dead still in the ruins of the Hotel Gumry, some believing there are as many as ten, which would bring the total up to thirty-one. Five new names were added to the list of missing, which, with W. Harvey and W. J. Blake, make it almost certain that the debris still covers at least seven bodies. Articles belonging to Al. Goether of Chi cago. Win. Ii. Dodds of Topeka and A. M. Morris of Colorado Springs have been found. Telegrams from relatives have almost positively established the fact th-t George Hasmee and John Eddy, a mining man from New Mexico, were also in the hotel at the time of the disaster. The number o fbodies found in the ruins of the Gumry Hotel up to noon today is twenty-two. Two of these have not been fully identified. The last one recovered was that (t Wm. Dodds of Albany, N.Y., some of whose personal effects were found in the ruins. ANXIOUS TO SPEED HER. Builders of the Olympia Want to Beat the Columbfa. SAN FRANCISCO, August 22.--The Union Iron Wor}s Company, which built the cruiser Olympia, is anxious that tee war ship shall lower the record of th' Colu,n. tlHa when she steams out of here this week to join the Asiatic squadron. To that end the company has offered to place sixty men at the disposal of the Navy Department to assist in making the trip. Irving M. Scott, president of the company. sailed for Japan last week to bid on contacts for th' construction of a number of warships, a'J it is supposed that he is desirous :f having the Olympia make a record making the trip across the ocean, for the effect such a perl-rrmance would have ora the Japanese government. The offer of the Union Iron works of San Francisco to furnish sixty men to speed the Olympia across the Pacitic will not be accepted by the Navy I)ebartment, and the Olympia will make its trip at the ordinary moderate pace usual to other vessels of the navy. SINKING OF THE SEAFORD. No Claims Have Vet Been Made by Americans. LONDON, August 22.-The manager of the London, Brighton and South Coast railroad has received no notice of claims made by the American passengers of the New Haven-Dieppe steamer Seaford, sunk In collision with the freight steamer Lyon on Tuesday afterrnoon, for compensation for losses sustained. The amount of com pensation due will be decided by the ad miralty court, which will inquire into the causes of the disaster. The London. Itrigh ton and South Coast railroad, which also owns the steamship line to which both ves sels belong, lotes $300,000) on the sinking of the Seaford alone. Held to lBe Tried for Lynching. ELLENSBURG, Wash., August 22.-The examination of five men charged with lynching Charles and Fred Vinsaia a week ago was concluded today. Frank Vele backer, Frank Fiegal and William Kennedy were held for trial without ball. A motion was made to discharge Mike Linder and Robert Linke. A decision will be given later. Coin Shaken by Earthquake. MADRID. August 22.-A severe earth quake has shaken the town of Coin, in An dalusia, twenty-one miles west of Malaga. Serious damage has been done. Coin baa a population of about 10,000 people. Minister McKenzIe Returnia. NEW YORK, August 22.-Among the pas sengers who arrived this morning by steamer City of Pars, from Colon, was J. A. McKenzie, United States minister to Peru. Gen. Coppinger Leaves Lander. LANDER. Wyo., August 22.-Gen. Cop pinger' left here today on his return to Omaha, A reception was given him by the citizens last night. Troops E and I of the fourth cavalry will be left for the present at Fort Wnahakie. SILVER IN OHIO Mr. Brice Followed the Lead of Mr. Sherman. THE imTTER LEFT NTIL EIT YEAR Both Parties Will Then Make a Compromise. THE PROBABLE LINES The reason given by Mr. Brice at .Spring field for asking the democratic convention to reaffirm the financial plank of the Chi cago platform of 1892 is the sublect of much comment. It is complimented for frankness and clearness. The Ohio Senator said in substance that the question was one with which the party in national con vention alone could properly and authori tatively deal, and, such being the case, spirited as present differences might be, the question must go over until next year. With that end In view, and that end alone, he moved that, until the meeting of the next national convention, the party in Ohio continue to stand where the last na tional convention had placed it. And he polled a very substantial majority in fa vor of his proposition. The action taken by the republicans of the state at Zanesville had previously also been in postponement of the question until next year. Mr. Sherman's deliveran.-e on the subject on that occasion was thought to wear that interpretation and no otner. He admitted the differences of opinion in his party, as Mr. lirice yesterday candidly did with regard to his, and so both parties in Ohio, so far as the silver question is concerned, have given themselves a breathing spell of some months. The Lines of Compromise. This contributes to talk about the lines of compromise. What will the eastern re publicans offer to keep their western brethren in line? And what will the east ern democrats concede to keep in touch with their southern brethren? That the eastern republicans will make an offer is thought to be certain. Stephen B. Elkins, after his return dast spring from an extended western tour, said that a l.rger volume of silver ought to be used as morey of redemption in this country.. He spoke after a conference with many of the republican leaders of the west. He didn't specify how much more silver ought to be so used. But it is known how the western men themselves feel. Free coinage pure and simple is their demand, but many of them would be satisfied with an Increase that would provide for the full American output of silver. Will the eastern republi cans he willing to go that far next year in the interests of united party action at the pulls, with the presidency and control of the Fifty-fifth Congress at stake? I The Faulkner Amendment. The line of probable democratic compro mise is calculated from the effect of an amendment which was offered by Mr. Faulkner of West Virginia at the special session of the Fifty-third Congress to the bill for the repeal of the purchasing clause of the Sherman act. That amendment, stripped of unimportant details, provided for an increase in silver currency until the whole amount, including the amount of sil ver coin and silver certificates and notes based upon silver bullion then in existence, shouid reach $h0I,40.t,4II, It was urged in support of the proposition that as France was easily carrying that much silver as a part of her circulating medium the United States could as easily do so also. The sil ver men from the south were pleased with the proposition, and the most prominent of the New York bankers wrote personal letters to Mr. Faulkner approving of It. Mr. Sherman, however, who was the master of the situation in the Senate in th~at tight, would consent to no compromise which did not carry a provision for bonds. and so in the end he carried through uncnditional repeal. Will the democratic leaders next year, emancipated from Mr. Sherman's con trol, and acting on their own reap>nsibility, renew the Faulkner proposition? And will the conditions then insure the proposition as cordial a reception in southern circles as it met with two years ago? The First In the Field. If the compromise is to be the program of both parties next year, will not the party first in the field with its platform have the best of the opportunity? The stock of propositions will be sm-ill, and the fellow who gets the pick of all may win the day. But, however, this may be. delay by either side will hardly advance the cause of 10 to 1. Neither party, it Is cenfllently predicted, will declare for free coinage. DECIDED DY JUDGE COLE. The Ani", i "'atrnet Cases Finally Brought to a Close. The cast, v:.mi:u the Columbia Chemi cal Company and the Hammond Sanitarium Company are parties, involving the tight to manufacture certain animal extracts, and which have occupied the attention of the court for several months past, were today decided by Judge Cole. In the cause of the Columbia Chemical Company againt the Hammm-l Sanitar ium Company, William A. Hammond, Mah lon Ashford and Manfredi Lanza, to show cause why they should not be punished for contempt of -ourt for disobedience of a re straining order passed June 2 last, the court ordered that the rules against the Iiammond Sanitarium Company. Wiloam A. Hammond and Mahion Ashfordt, he discharged, and the rule against 3infredl Lanza be made absolute with costs. Lanza was further adjudged guilty of contempt and fined $10. Oin the cross-bill ilied by William A.Ham mnond against the Co'lumbta chemnical Com pany, and the rule issued thereon to show eause why a restrainmng ordetr should not be gratnted, Judge ('ole refused to grant the injunction and restraluing order and dis charged the rutc. In the case of the Columbia 4'hemical Company agaittst afanfredi l,anaa and the Animal Extract Com-wayJudge Cole order ed that the resirtasinig order passed by the court July Ae be continued until final hear ing of the cause, or further order of the court. Penssion Money. The Secretary of the Interior has made requisition on the treasury for the follow ng amounts for the payments of pensions ror Atugust: Washington, D). C., 3:'2.4ii(KC; an Francisco. $7h.,IKt; Detroit, $l,?.I,fISU; 'oiumbus, Ohio, $3.~s,tM; Boston, $l1,ti, Fonrt h-Class Post nasters. John Scott was appointed postmaster at Agner, Caroline ceunty, Md., today. vice William Morgan, resigned. Thirty-six rourth-class postmasters were appolnted today, twenty-seven to till vacancies caused by death and resignations. Patents AEIaswed. Patents were this week allowed to Fred trick Bex of Brightwood for a burglar alarm, to W. S. Heaton for a parallel ruler, and to A. W. Patrker for a tablel snd note baook for stenogranhers.