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1Gt T, He THE MORNINO TIMES dives all. the news. It Is supplied by. the United Press and the Bennett Cable Service, supplemented by the Asso ciated Press Service. The Morning Times leads In News. THE MORNINC TIMES has the best Sportlnar Pa je published in Washington. It has lonjr fought the fight for true sport, as opposed to rascality and crookedness of every description. ucmn tme Trr TOL. 1. ISO. 51. WASHINGTON, D. -C. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1895. ONE CENT. WAITING I TOO IT WORLD'S FIHESTWARSHIP IN THE PUBLIC EYE. v-.-: Uncle Sam's Naval Masterpiece, the Brooklyn, Launched. Little Hope That the Administra tion Will Act Regarding Cuba. REP. LIVINGSTON'S VIEWS MAKVEL OF ARCHITECTURE Ml h1 II l. Hi II HA) . coisLSSSt- It -. . r- -t jL fS a- J , 8SZ'V r: 'fef V-Jr V'3""5s"St&ri n r Be Is Confident Thai Ibo House it Overwhelmingly In Fmor of Hec ognltlon of tlieliiMirKentHuitu Will Act Promptly Cleveland and Olnpy Would Si net Ion It. While the friends of the Administration are hoping that President Cleveland and Secretary Olney will take tome adanced position with regard to Cuba and Venez uela in order to win popular Iaor, there la a growing impression th.it little or nothing w ill lie done until after Congress meets. The immense responsibility attaching to a declaration liy this Government recog nizing the belligerency of Cuba is duly ap preciated by Secretary Olney. Tlure Is no derire to have a rciietition of the Alabama affair. In which England had to pay $15, 000.000 tor her premature recognition of the Confederacy. It Cuba thould be recognized and Spain succeeded after that in conquering her, the United States would doubtless haeto meet a mafia ot claims amounting to millions and billions of money. The recognition of Cuba would natu rally mean that she would turn to us for Mipplie-s and look to us for assistance. As a matter ot self-protection the United States would lie compelled to take the part of Ciilvi and establish her independence. WILL MAKi: NO BREAKS. Tlnse contltgenclcs arc being very care fully considered by Secretary Olney. and the cost of recognizing the Cuban patriots has been figurcil .on. it is thought, how ever, that by the time Congress gets to gether the conditions in Cuba will be such as to indicate with some degree of cer tainty how the resolution will tcrml nate. A resolution passed by both Houses will be considered sufficient warrant for the administration to act favorably towanl Cuba. Representative Lllngston, of Georgia, who seems to take great interest in foreign matters now pending berore the State De partment, was asked to-day what he thought would be the outcome of the Cuban resolution and what the action of this ad ministration would be. "I have not talked the matter over," he said, "witli Secretary Olney or any other member of the administration, but I lielieve that It Is retching their most earnest attention. I do not know what their action will be. but I believe that If the request should conic from the Cu ban revolutionists asking for recognition that Mr. Cleveland and Secretary Olney would be in favorof granting it. M R. LIVINGSTON CONITDENT. "I am confident, however, that If there Is no step taken by the administration be fore Cougrc-s meets, one of the first acts of that body will be a resolution direct lug that the administration recognize the belligerency of the Cubans. We can not afford to refuse aid to people that ro struggling for freedom as we did in 177G. The Cubans are trying to throw off the yoke of oppression Imposed by Spain, just as we cast ofP the fetters put upon us by Kugland. The matter Is one ot great moment, and we cannot af ford to temporize with it much longer." It is not at ail likely that Congress will exhibit as much good feeling for Spain, although she 1 n friei dly iower. as does the administration It Is-not forgotten that In le(51, while the echoes of the guns that were trained on Tort Sumter were still reverberating along the Atlai.ticshorts, Bpaln recognized the belligerency of the Southern Confederacy. There are n gcod many patriots In both Houses of Congress w ho be very glael of an opportunity Jo pay Spain for that act of unfriendliness. There seems to be a in (ty unanimous feeling among Southern Con gressmen In favor of recognizing Cuba, as the Independence of that island would be of great advantage to the Southern Atlantic and Gulf Stale-s in 11 e way of trade There is little doubt therefore that a resolution of very radical character would easily pass both Houses of Congress. OKI ENTA I. SsTItEKT FIG IIT. Ariiii-iiuin-. Chlllim Upon the Sultan Onisi' n Sniiill Hint. London, 0t. 2. The Dally Newsprints this morning a dispatch froniCoiistantinople giving the following version of the riot which occurred there jesterday; Several Armenians had started on their way to the gate of the Sultan's palace, where Justice Is usually administered, with the intention of presenting to the Grand Vizicra petltiuii against the government. Warning hail been given to the official", and at their ordcrsall the approaches to the palace were blocked with police. While the crowds were waiting the mluisterof the interior arrlvcel at a lioint near the gate whereupon a rush was made toward him from all the surrounding streets. The police attempted to drive the people back, battering many of the in severely, and finally firing upon them. A detachment of cavalry was ordered to assist the officers, and, charging upon the crowd, cleared the roadways. The persons killed or wounded In the fight included Turks as well as Armenians. According to the dispatch. It is reported also that a mob attacked the residenceof the minister of police and fired several volleys at the house, wounding the minister. In tense excitement prevails throughout the city. WE'HE FIGHTING FOR CC11A. Ilut So Far the Americans Have Only Usod Their Mouths. New Tort, Oct. 2. About 200 Cubans and sympathizers witfi the Cuban cause met last evening at the rooms of the James G. Blaine Club. The chairman and principal speaker was B. C. Hcnriques. He said that the deaths ot the insurgents, according to Capt. Gen. Campos, were ridiculously exaggerated. Tbespoaker claimed that the Cuban cause was getting on famously, and that It was hoped that the United Slates Government would soon recognize them as belligerents. J. W. Keniplc, a Hepublicau politician of West Virginia, made a speech in which he hurrahed for the Cubans and casually remarked that the United States could lick any government on the face of the earth." EARL iutchieishettek. Jail Officials Have Not Decided to IIcIchkg Illni. Earl Kltchle, the young boy who as saulted Allen Johnson in Soutii Washing ton last May, and who Is lying sick at the jail, Is slightly improved to day. Application has been made by his parents for tils removal from the Jail, but the of ficials at the institution arc unable to say whether the request will be granted. Mr. Leonard was not at too Jail when Inquiry was made. Widow Gets All. William R Baldwin's last will, dated September 10, 1896, was filed for probate to-day. Frances O. Baldwin, the widow, la made executrix and sole beneficiary. Some Men are Born Great and others are Texas Legislators during Prize Fight Excitement. YIELDS TO LARGER FORCE That is the Excuse China Makes For Her Acquiescence. CHINA WILL STOP AND THINK Xe'w Oiitrnues Perpetrated CponJUs. KlonxXeur Canton Reward Offereil to Any Cliliiniiinii Who Kills a For-i-ljrncr A l'roeln mutton .MUcim Mruod. London, Oct. 2. With regard to Chinese official opinion on the matter of the Eng lish ultimatum, the following is stated on the highest authority to be the Chini-se version of the matter: "China jields to force majeure, acting under very prudent advice, but she looks upon the case of the viceroys punlsLmcnt from the same point of view as England would it Chinese subjects had been mur eiero.l In the streets of Lonelon w here, as a matter of fact, they are apt to he insulted and made fun ot by the Ignorant and China were to call upon Eugund to disgrace Lord Salisbury. "The Chinese have no police force In their towns, as such is not needed. Thus the authorities were unfortunately unprc paretl for an oatbreak of so elisgraceful a character, which only could have taken place under exceptional circumstances caused by popular excileiueut due to China's reccntgrcatdisaslers." ADVICES FItOM JAPAN. San Francisco, Oct. 2. Per steamer City of Pekiu Tokio, Sept. 17. Another ami Christian outrage is reported in China. On the 23d of August, as ten ice was pro ceeding in one of the chajiels of the Ameri can Board of Missions in Canton, a number of roughs entered the building, vilified the native Christians; declared that the black flags had beaten the Japanese, anil said that a reward of $2 would be given to a Chinaman that killed a foreigner. Owing to the tumult the minister had to discontinue the service, after which the mob proceeded to destroy the furniture. News also comes from Foo Chow that at Hoo Chong, near Hing Hun, an attack has been made on the native Christians there. Several of the latter were wounded, one fatally; eight houses were looted and de stroyed, and the cattle of the Christians were stolen. The riot Is said to have resulted from a proclamation with a double meaning issued by the magistrate on the subject of the KuCheng massacre. The report adds that five appeals made to the magistrate for protection were unsuccessful. LI HUNG'S POLITICAL DEATH. Li Hung Chang has been appointed mana ger of the imperial chancery, or Prime Minister of China. He will henceforth re side In Pekin. Opinions differ as to the significance of this step, but there seems to be little doubt that it means the great viceroy's political extinction. Efforts to hav e some of Japan's new men-ot-war built in United States dock-yards are being strenuously made. The chief mover is Gen. Williams, who, many years ago, held the post of financial adviser to the Jaimnefe financial department. But despite Ihesupportof the leading Japanese Journal, it is not expected that the en deavor will have any marked success. American locomotives are beginning to find favor in Japan. The results of their working in theEaet show that they cost 10 per cent more and burn 30 per cent more fuel than English engines, but Japanese drivers find them easier to handle. Should this preference grow. It may prove import ant, in view of the large impending develop ment ot the Japanese railway system. ARG EN TINA'S CONG HESS. All Financial Measures Wore Shelved Before It Adjourned. Buenos Ayres, Argentina, (via Galves ton, Tex.), Oct. 2. The ordinary session of Argentina's congress has closed, and all financial schemes. Including the Santa Fc project, have been shelved. The only plan reported favorably was the proposal to lend the province of Tuc man $1,000,000. It Is thought that the President will approve the measure, though It Is opposed by Finance Minister Bomcro. It Is reported that the maize crop will furnish an enormous balance for export to Europe. WOMEN WITHIN ITS PORTALS Two Washington Ladies Enter the Catholic School of Philosophy. Willie tbe Hoard Has Announced No Policy, the -Mooted Question Hus Been Solved by Tlielr Admission. The Hall ot Philosophy, of the Catholic University, began Its career to-day In an active and practical scne. About 0 o'clock the students began to arrive, and the great slone building presented a truly scholastic appearance. Mr. Ilobiiison, the registrar, was promptly on hand anil began the work of enrolling the candidates for university honors. Although no official announcement has jet been made by the lxiard of directors in regard to tbe admission of women, the problem seems to be solved by the fact that two Joung lndie-s havo applied and have hcn received into the Greek ncadciny. These ladies are Miss Adelaide Julllen and Mi'j "Martha Page, both of the Dis trict. The Academy of Greek is under the direct ion of Dr. Daniel Qiilnii, a member of the philosophy faculty, who, from the first stage of the controirsy, favored the ma triculation of women. L'neler the charter ot the university, its doors are eqien to nil who can fill its re quired conditions in regard to mental at tainments npel moral status. Women can, therefore, lie students of this great Calho lic University, if they have sufficient edu cation to ikies the necessary examinations for admlision, and perseverance enough to folllow itsxalted course of study. Whether they can receive degrees here Is another question, and one to which no definite answer can be attained. A great 'number of Catholic prelates are In favor of higher education Tor wriiicn. As Cardinal Gibbons quoted. In speaking of.thc great mission of woman, "The hanil that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world." .so It is safe to assert that If the present meeting of the board has not allowed women to matriculate, regularly, and to be candidites fordegrce-s, the next meeting in the coming spruig will obviato this defect. ASSASSINS IX QUITO. Tbey Made nn Unsuccessful Attempt on President Alfuro's Llfo. Panama, Colombia, via Galveston, Tex., Oct. 2. The Herald's correspondent In Quito, Ecuador, telegraphs that two per sons, named Victor Kivar and P. Iiarka, are accused of complicity In the plot to assassinate President Alfaro. A mob at tempted to lynch them on Sunday night, but was prevented by the police and a body of troops dispatched to their rescue by Alfaro himself. Tbe Herald's correspondent In Guaya quil, Ecuador, telegraphs that General Lconidas Plazas, with a heavy artillery corps, will arrive In the city in a few days from Quito. The report that General Rafael Reyes has nrrlvcd In Cauca Willi a column of 2,000 mcnisconfirmed.TbcgoTcrnmentannounced that the troops arc sent there to prevent armed Invasion by the way of Ecuador, but it is reported in political circles here that fear of internal dissension really caused the troops to be ordered there. General Miguel Mantoza has also been ordered to proceed to the frontier witb a force of 3,000 men. DEATHS OF A DAY. Bay City.Mich.. Oct. 2. Capt. John Shaw, part owner of the big freight steamers Pen obscot, Selwyn, Edely, E. C. Pope and C. A. Eddy, died at his residence here yester day. He was about GO years of age. He was widely known around the chain of Great Lakes. San Francisco, Oct. 2. Ira P. Rankin, ex-collector of the port, and one of the best known citizens of California, died yesterday, aged 77 years. Murderer Shot and Flanged. Uklab, Cal.( Oct. 2. News reached here to-day of tbe murder in Round Valley of J. W. Vinton and the lynching of Jack Little ton, the murderer, on Saturday last. After' shooting Vinton Littleton escaped to his cabin, where lie surrendered to officers. While being taken to Jail at Treks, theposse was met by a mob of masked cowboys who compelled the officers to move on. Little ton was then shot and afterwards banged. Tbe Morning, .Evening nnd Sunday Times delivered to your bonso cost jron bat 1 U-3 cents a day , or 50 cents , month. --aps. THINKS HE SAW DURR1HT Another Witness Who Thinks the Prisoner Was With Blanche. TRYING TO FIX. THE DATE Ho Is Firmly Convinced, After Mont lis of Tliliiklnc, Ttanthle Saw Ibe Ac cuseel nnd tbe Murdered Girl To getlier on tbe Street. Shortly Before tbe Time ot tbe Murder. Ban Francisco, Oct. 2. Tbe prosecu tion in the Durrant case has at last found a witness whose evidence It believes will establish liejemd all room for doubt that Theodore Durrant accompanied Itlauchc Lamnntto Emmanuel Church tbe fatal aft ernoon in April. He Is Harry E. Snook, assistant manager of the Golden Gate Undertaking Company, at 2420 Mission street. He believes he met Durrant and Blanche Limont together on Itarllet street, between Twvutj -second street and Emmanuel Church, at alioiit 4 o'clock the nltenioon of April 3. Some days ago Capt. Lees received a note from a Mr. Percy, who Is the secre tary of tbe Junior Order-of American Me chanics, stating that he had heard Mr. Snook say he had met the young couple as related. Capt. Lees sent Detective Seymour to Interview Mr. Snook last Sun da)', and the Information then obtained is eonsidertil of the greatc-st importance by the police. Mr. Snook Is a member of Emmanuel Church and an active worker lu the En deavor Society, and was well acquainted with both Blanche Lament nnd Durrant. as he met them often at services and at church gatherings. He could not, there fore, be mistaken in his identification of cither. WHY HE HELD BACK. The reason he has not come forward as a witness before is that for a long time he was not positive as to the exact date on which he saw the couple together, and al though he felt certain that It was April 3 he was unwilling to be a witness until he could fix upon some incident by which he could recall it with certainty. He fixes thcdatenowbyaraectlnghcattendedafew evenings prior to April J nnd believes be can account accurately for the intervening time. He also fixes tbe date by the errand on which be was bound at the time. He was on bis way to cation Miss Daisy M. Wilson concerning a money matter In connection witb a society to which they both belonged. Miss Wilson lives at 2051-2 Bartlctt street. Wbile walking along Bartlctt street near Twenty-second Snook claims to have passed the couple ns they were ncaring the church. lie fixes the time by remembering that he left his place ot business; only a few blocks away, at a few minutes before 4 o'clock. Snook Is said to have conversed several times since on the subject with members of the church and other friends and he has compared notes witb Miss Wilson in the effort to arrive definitely at the date. MISS WILSON WILL NOT TELL. Miss Wilson declined to be Interviewed last cvenin?, saying that Mr. Snool; and the police are In possession of all the informa tion that she had, and that she preferred tbey should do the talking. Cnpt. Lees was elated last evening at the discovery of this new witness, from whoso testimony he expected the people's case to prof ltso much. Hsald: "Ibavc believed forsome time that Snooks was In possession of vitally Important in formation, but we"havo' been unable hith erto to get at the facts, owing to the dis inclination to talk until he was certain of thedate. Thereisnodouktofthatnow.how ever, and I think the defense will find it difficult to combat the evidence be will give. Heisyoung;thereisnoth!agthcmatter with his eyesight, and be knew tbe parties welL I thlnkthls.tcstlmony will settle all doubt about Durrani's taking the girl to the chureh."' -224- l iwmAmh London, Oct. 2. Aib(ittth from Cape, Town to a news acraey says that Bishop Maples, of Nyassatad, aa a companion were drowned In LatwTljainu on September 12, and that tbe bvt llrAttlay, a mis sionary, was recently noMned on th e Zam bezi River by natIv.)Jilr,;Attlay's body w.wvnn.-E-,-.-!. j, Immense In Slzeimd Graceful In Form, .S!n Will Have an Armament Not Etimilifl by Any Other War Ves sel III tbe World, mid IV 1 11 Con tain Ilerl lis for a Tbousnnd. Philadelphia, Oct. 2. The United States armored cruiser I'.ronkljn was launched from Cramp's ship jard Into the Delaware river at 1:08 o'clock this afternoon, with the usual accompaniment of the noise f ur nlshed by shrieking steam whistles andthe cheers of at least 15,000 spectators. The christening party took their position directly beneath the bows or the ship, and Henry Cramp, as be has done many times before, coached Miss Ida May Schleren, daughter of the major ot Brooklyn, who was t oehrlsten the vessel, as to the best manner to perform her part of the cen mony. Shortly after 1 o'clock the signal was given, and the confining "shoe" piece was sawed through, anil at 1:03 o'clock the big vessel started down the was. Aa she began to move Mls Schle-ren smashed the bottle of cliainpa giu- against the red hull and christened the vessel the Brook lyn. The vessel slipped smoothly Into the river, and a great cheer went up from the multitude. With the launch of the Brooklyn the Unl tcel States Government will soon come into possession of the finest and most effective ship of war in the world. ThcBrooklyn is an armored cTUlseraadbe lougsto the same type of vesselasthcNew York, but, as the Brooklyn was designed several years after the New York, she em bodies lu her construction all the most mod ern improvements in maritime warfare, and is superior to the New York In offensive nnd defensive strength. BROOKLYN'S DIMENSIONS. The act of Congress authorizing the con struction of tho Brooklyn appropriated S3, 500,000 for the puriwse, exclusive of armament. Tiie Brooklyn is IGu feet C In dies long, CI feet beam, and has a mean draught of 2 1 feet and a molded depth of 11 feet 3 Inches. Hcrcrulsing displacement is 0.1G3 tons, and the maximum indicated horse-power (estimated) Is expected to be 16,100. HerconlingcapacilyIsl,7G0tons Just 170 more than theNcw York. The Brooklyn is a twin screw ship fire-tube type of boilers, with a total heat ing surface of 33,353 sepiare feet. The en gines are of the vertical Inverted cylinder typo. The Brooklyn Is a twin-screw ship nnd the shafts are Intended to make 129 revolutions per minute. The armor of the Brooklyn consists of a nickel steel deck, of six Inches thickness on tbe slope and three inches thickness on the lint, a water line belt of three-inch plates, backed by a double streak of bull plating, exteneling over the whole of the machinery space. IMMENdE BATTERY. The battery Is to coiu-st of eight eight Inch rifles, nmuuted on four turrets, two on the mieldlc? line forward and aft and two amidships spoiisoncd on the sides; ten five-inch guns mounted on sixuisons on the gun deck, and sixteen six-jwuuder rapkl fire and machine gunr. There are accom modations for one thousand men, about double thcuumlierota rc-gularconiplenient. The contract for the Brooklyn calls for a maintained spe-ed of at least twenty knots an hour for four hours, at a displacement of 8,150 tons. IX A SPECIAL CA1I. DNtliisiiUlittl Officials Leave to At tend I lie Launch. The Wahlngton party who will wit ness the launching of the armored cruiser Brooklyn at Philadelphia to-day left for that city In a rpecial car en the 7:C0 Penn sylvania train this morning Neither Sec retary Herbert nor Assistant .gecre'tary McAdoo was able to go TLe foliowirg comprised the party: Tlw Attorney General and Mrs Har mon; the Postmaster General and Miss Wilson; llear-Admiral, Mrs. and Miss Ramsay; Captain and Mrs. W. T. Sampson, Paymaster -General anil Mrs. Edward Stewart, Englneer-in-Clnef G. W. Met ville. Chief Constructor, Airs, and Miss llicliborn, Commodore and Mrs F. V. Mc Ncir, Commodore and Mrs. J. A. Howell, Lieutenant F. Singer, Lieutenant and Mrs. J. J. Knapp, Lieutenant Charles Laird, U. S. N., Mr. ard Mrs. Benjamin Micou. Mr. II. C. Snyder, Lieutenant and Mrs. L. L. Kearney. MORAES NOT A STRONG MAN. Unnbli to Stand Up Asmlnst tlio Formidable- Opposition. Buenos Ayres, Argentina (via Galves ton, Tex.), Oct. 2. The Herald's corre spondent In Rio Janeiro, lirazll, tele graphs that during the progress of the cere monies attendant upon the removal of ex Prcsldent Pcixoto's body to the marble tomb prepared for It a speech ot such vio lent criticism of tbe administration was dellevered that President Moracs felt com pelled to withdraw. It Is learned from several well-informed persons, says the Herald correspondent, that President' Moracs Is regarded as en tlrely wanting in the qualities or strength which would enable- him to make a firm and successful fight against the formid able element which oppose his policy anJ bis measures. Two members of the cabinet. It Is re ported, are open in their hostility to the amnesty proposed for rebels In RIo Grande do Bui, In spite of tbe fact that the country unanimously demands tbe passage of the bid. WILI. TAKE POSSESSION. Munoa Company Will Not Neglect Its Venezuelan Grant. St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 2. Moses E. Clapp left for New York last night to attend a hastils-arranged meeting of the Mauoa Company, limited, Thursday evening to consider steps to take possession of the territory embraced within Hie concession from Venezuela. It is no secret that a portion at least ot the territory is in dispute between Vene zuela and Great Britain. Indeed, it is said that the grant was a shrewd stroke of the Venezuelan president for the pur pose of drawing the United States into action to force Great Britain to abandon her usurpation of territory in .-Venezuela. Tbe syndicate has given notice that it will take possession of Its territory within a mouth. Thursday's meeting in New York. It is said, is called to consider the details of taking possession of the land. Went Buck on Social rnrlty. London. Oct. 2. The Empire Music Hall has succeeded in obtaining the restoration of iU licenseto sell intoxicating drinks. In tbe auditorium of that place or amuse ment; The license was revoked some months, ago as the result ot a crusade ol tbe Social Purity League, headed by Mrs. Ormiston Chant and other advanced re former,, .., Cruiser Brooklyn RING TILL CDBA IS FREE Proposed Poetic and Patriotic Use of the Old Liberty Bell. Object Is Mexican Colonization nnd Clieiip Cotton to Make Jiipan tbe Greatest Spinning Nutlou. Newark, N J , Oct. 2. instructions have liecn given to those In charge that the Co lumbian Liberty Bell, which is new on its way to the Atlanta Exposition, shall be placed at the disposal or a ccmmltlce rep resenting the press of America, to be rung In rrotcst at midnight until Cuba shall be free. The chairman of the general committee In making these Instructions leaves the de tails or the ceremony entirely vt 1th the com mittee or press representatives, but sug gests that eminent Americans visiting the Exposition, w bo are in sympathy with the movement for the freedom ot Cuba, shall be Invited to participate in tbe ceremonies, and that short addresses be delivered. The Columbian Liberty Bell Committee would alto Le pleasi'd to receive poems or songs appropriate to Le read or sung upon these occasions. They may be mailed to tbe committee, at No. Gl Lincoln Park, N. J. LOSS OF TIIE TRITON. Crushed In the Ico Willie on a TVbal lns Voyage. Ban Francisco, Oct. 2. The steamer Lukmc arrived from Herscbel Island to day witb interesting whaling news. The Laknic brii.gs news of the total loss of the whaling bark Triton, which put in two years in the Tolar Circle, and after baffling ice Hoes and heavy seas for months, went to pieces while on her homeward voyage. The Triton sailed from Fan Francisco December 14, 1893, for a whaling voyage to winter at Herscbel Island. Shewasan old New Bedford whaler, built in 1818, and rebuilt iu 1837, owned by J. S. W. R. Wing. The craft was faniousln thebistory of whalers. The bnrk0pwned byJames MtKcnna. Of "San Ffanci"JcoT5JedviirMarcli7'l694, for a whaling voyage In the Arctic ocean. On August 4, while off Ileluru Reef and while at auchor.agrrat fledd of icesiarted to move and crushed the vessel toward the beach. "It crushed us tighter and tighter." said the captain, "and at 2 p. m. the ship commented to fill. At -J p. m. the water submerged her lower hold, ami we had to atnndnii her, knowing that when the pack eased off the disabled hull would sink immediately. "The crew and myself made our way to Point Barro wand to some of Ibcothershlns. I went on board the brig Hidalgo, and was received by Capt. William. TRUTH ON THE DUKE'S CATCH. United States Should Manufacture Titles for Homo Consumption. London. Oct. 2. Henry Labouchere's Truth says, commenting upon the engage ment between tbe Duke ot Marlborough and Miss Consuelo Vanelerbllt: "BritL-h mammas anel their daughters will soon be clamoring fur protection, ir all tbe prizes In the marriage market are to rail to theAmerlcanel unsels. Tnenntila for lilies, Inherent In the Anglo Saxon, it Is in vain to contend against. But the matter Is somewhat serioas to the Uniteil States. Thatcojntry must bea great loser through the accumulations of Its wraith cr sslpg lie Atlantic If this continues the United Stales will do well to manufacture the coveld article at home. The parents of any girl might be allowed to bay he-r a title say for 200,000 ($1,000,000). Theputlic treasury would thus be JlUe-d with dollars anil the girl woald remain at home. "There would still be the difficulty of finding hustHinds in the home market, for the Americans are as strongly opposeel to becoming rich through their brieles, as the British noblemen are in favor of this mode ot enrichment." SCHOONER'S CHEW IN PERIL. Narrow Escape of Officers, and -Men of till Jones. Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Oct. 2. The schooner Chester B. Jones, which was sup posed to have foundered, arived down late last night in tow of the tug Boynton. She was not leaking. Capt. John Nelson said of his perilous experience: "Ourtowbrokolast Saturday noonabreast of White Fish light. The Birkhcad picked up the Elma, the Jones' consort, but wo went tonnchor three miles west of thepoint. We remained on the Jones until last night, when the life-saving crew rrom Crisp's life saving station came after us. Our crew of seven got Into the yawl, which, with tho life-saving crew ot eight, then earned firtecn people. When a short distance from shore the boat capsized and we were thrown Into the water. "We had great difficulty in reachirg the shore, part of us in the yawl, nnd the others clinging to it and swimming. I went under the boat when it capsized, but managed to catcii one of the lines as I came up, and was dragged to the shore. "The tug Boynton found the Jones at 0 a. m. to-day anel took her in tow." FAILED TO SETTLE. Pacific Mall nnd Panama Still at Louirer beads. New York, Oct. 2. Difficulties have arisen in tho negotiations between the Panama Railroad Company and the Pa cific Mali Steamship Company, which makrst tho signing of an amicable agree ment by the presidents ot those companies extremely doubtful just at present, al though it is not to be inferred that the deal has fallen through. President Huntington, ot thePacificMnll, and President J. Edward Sii-unons, of the railroad company, came to practical agree ment a few weeks ago. Mr. Huntington soon afterward departed for California, and the task ot arranging the details of the agreement was left to subordinates. A perplexing and apparently inextrl cable tangle has resulted fromtbediscusslon ot these details, and a settlement of the differences between tho two companies is still a long way off. Perhaps a Lust Farewell. London, Oct. 2. A farewell service was held in St- Bride's Church to-day on the occasion of the departure of fifteen female missionaries who am starting for Southern China. . Launched To-day. FROM FRISCO TO CAPES Great Base Line Survey Been Completed. Has EXACT SHAPE OF THE EARTH Scientists May Now Determine It and Accurately Pluce Longitude One of tbe Greatest und Most Important Surve-ys Ever Made History of tba Work. The scientific measurement by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey ot the distance from thsGoldenGateofSan Francisco, Cal., to the mouth of the Chesa peake, alorg the thlrty-iduth parallel, has been completed. The news that ths last lice of the last triangle had been taken in tills great work has been received by Gen. Burfield, the superintendent or the survey, in a dispatch from Mr. William Einbeck, who has been in charge of the undertaking since its in ception in 1873. Every scientist in the world lias been trotting anxiously for this news. Its lm portaiae may be Judged from the fact that upon this east and west lino de pends the determination of the precise shape of the earth and the accurate laying of Hues of longitude, instead of the ap proximate ones that are uow in use. This line will lw the basis ror a revkion or all as tronomlcal work lu which accuracy U desired. Gen. Duffield said to-day. "Twelve years ago a party of turveyors began measuring triangles at the same lime at each sioe of the comment. One started from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bayand worked weslward;theotherstarted at the Golden Gate, in California, and came eastward. THEY MET HALF WAY. "They mctamong the Colorado mountains at a designated spot on Saturday a week ago, and thegeodellcsurvey eras concluded. As soon as the-pa rty reached a telegraphio station they sent me the news which the International Geodetic Asssciation. now in session hi Europe, has been awaiting so anxiously. "It will take yet a jear In all prob ability, to nuke tLc tempctations from the survey and such verifications of por tions ot tJt work as nuy be nicessary. The figures have to be rcdc.ced to the mean sea level. When this is eloue we will be able to determine the distance between Sun Francisco and tbe mouth of Chesapeake Bay within a few yards of absolute accuracy. "The work lus cost something over 5150,000 euie of its most practical ad vantages will be thai it wui enable tne determination of distances tietween cit ies and the heights above the sea "level of all iiolnts along the thirty ninth par allel Its scientific advantages arc macb greater. In fact, this work may be taken as the grcate-st contribution ever made tu science by a government. OBJECT OF THE SURVEY. "The chief object of the work is to determine the precise rigure of tLc earth. It has already been determined by north, and south lines, but this one which we have Just completed is the only one of any extent running cast and west. "There are two orthree or the north and south line. Russia has the longest meridian line ever run. going from the Black Sea up to the northern lliuitscrhcrtc-mtc.ry. "There-is one In India run by England that is .next in length, while the third was run by Ei.gland and France m conjunction from the most northern point or bcotland down to the Balearic Islands. From these lines the shape of the entth has l,evn de termined north anil south, while 11 has been necessary. In order to ascertain the exact bhapj, toraiiasimilarliceeastandwest. "TlieUritcd States is theonly country that has enough territory east an 1 west to ac complish this, which will be the greatest geodct'cliuc ever measan-d luthe world. "ilathcmalicLiPs have figured out what the snap; of the earth oaght to te. They have v. orkeel on the basis ot the i-arth In a molten condition. Knowing th- number ot revolutions and .he centrifugal force, they cojld calcnlalc about what the larth's flgureshou'd be. But the earth co !cd more quickly at the poles than at tn equator, and elid not take the siape fiat the- mathe maticians, had figured on. In order to de termine what its actual shipe was, there fore, a perfect triangulated survey wa necessary. ABSOLUTE ACCURACY NEEDED, s "While the present lines ot longitude are closcecoagh for thcordinaryuscorsailprs, they are not sufficiently accurate for scien tific work. To determine nuy astronomical observation It is necessary to havea ver'lcal line In order to obtain the zenith. That vertical lino U at right angles to the tangent to the curve or the earth at that point. "The plumMine does not give a true ver tical line. It 1b affected by outside influ ences, at the seashore by the fact that the lighter water is on one side of it and the heavier laud on the other, and in tne in terior of the country by the mountain masses on the one Cide and tbe plains on the other. "The correction ot a plurabhne there fore is one of the most dirricult tasks In pliv-Eics. instead ot the simplest, as an ordi nary observer might ttmik. With this transcontinental geodetic w jrfc completed, we will bo able to supply that vertical line, so necessary to all exact astronomical work. "The whole tcienlific world will owe a debt of gratitude to the United States Gov. eminent for the energy and still with which It has accomplished this great anil Import' ant undertaking." FLAMES Til HE.VTKN A TOWN Dlsustrons Conflniirntlon In ProRre In Cambridge-, Ohio. Zat'CsVillc, Ohio, OcU 2. Dispatches from Cambridge, Ohio, twenty-five miles from bcre, i-arly this morning sajs that the business portion of that town is being destroyed by fire. At -1 oYlocfc tbe Cosgrove block and the Taylor building, Ihe Berwick Ilctel and Davis livery stable had been consumed. A man named Frank Laws Is reported to have been burned In tbellvvryxtBlilc. Aid has been asked from rarnesvllle, Newark and this city. It is Tea red that tbe entire center of the town will be destrojed. in which case tho loss will reach nearly hai' " million dollars- wjmmm&m is'tw - Jr72Zs?: K 1 ?& 3Ifi- x v-fzterr ; "rv.-. .r" ii.r,. j-r. 'i5r"-ai,'-i , s I . iLMirf-- ' s. .,-2. , ' t - .. -- SaT3r " ' , . " W 'tfi s 5 . "L; . ', irjt- -w " .a ."-tes - .TStSB'.i.rtSa "VV- i S?fVBJ a ?? jt -."