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THE DEAD GIVEN UP
Miss Burley's Body Floating in
FOUD EAR THE FATED SPOT
Brought to the City on the Police
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
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
Careleesness of Passengers.
A correspondent of The Star, who deems
the criticisms of the captain and crew un
* "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
"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."
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
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
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
"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
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
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
A sentence of six mcnths was imposed.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Armed Chinese Make an Assault on
an American Mission.
OUTRAGE COMITTED NEAR FOO CHOW
- Chapel and School House Were
- FURY OF THE POPULACE
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
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
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
Rapid Spread of the Flames on the
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
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
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
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
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
"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
A SNUB TO THE AMEER.
Will Not Be Allowed a Representative
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
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
DENVER'S RECENT DISASTER.
At Lenst Seven Bodies Still in the
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
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
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
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
SINKING OF THE SEAFORD.
No Claims Have Vet Been Made by
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
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
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.
THE imTTER LEFT NTIL EIT YEAR
Both Parties Will Then Make a
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
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 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.