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Irish Convention Declares Its
Policy in Plain Language.
CImlrman Flnerty Declared Amid
Wild Applause That the. Resort
to Arms lis Now in Order Fructle
Hatred of England Pervaded the
Entire Proceedings.
Chicago. Sept. 25. "Revolution," writ
tcn in big flaming letters, was the text
of to-day's proceedings of the Irish National
convention, and, when the body adjourned
this evening to await the report of the
committees on resolution and ways and
means, there did not remain a lingering
doubt in the minds of a single delegate re
garding the exact purpose and policy of
those whose call had summoned him to
There was no beating about the bush, no
veiling in honeyed phrases of the object
of the gathering.
It was boldly declared by Irish-Americans
from different parts of the country some
of them men of national reputation that
no matter what the sentiments of the
American government, or the American
people, the time had arrived for the Irish
in America to abandon constitutional
agitation, to take up the sword and to seek
the independence of their Isle by the use
of weapons rather than through legislative
The organization of a standing army,
ready to do battle whenever the oppor
tunity should present itself was advocated
amid frantic enthusiasm, and which cul
minated in a wild scene when a New
York delegate named the chairman", ex
Congressman John P. Finerty, as the
first president of the Irish Republic of
the near future.
Hatred of England and everything Eng
lish was expressed in vehement language
in every speech, and the cheers and yells
of approval were mixed witii hoots, hisses
and groans for the British government,
Tories and Unionists.
As to the matter of ways and means
It was insisted that the delegate-, and
those behind tlicru had been instrumental
In securing the greater portion of the
hundreds of thousands of dollars that have
been collected and forwarded to the Irish
parliamentary party during the last five
years, and that ten times the total thus
collected would be contributed by the
Irish race in America upon the pledge
that the money would be used in pre
paring for a "fight in the open."
Maurice W. Wilberc. of Philadelphia,
and O'Neill Ryan, of St. Louis, the
recognized Irish -American 1 eadcrs of
their respective States, and O'Donovan
Rossa, who was introduced as the "'World
Renowned and Unquestionable Irish
Rebel," and was awarded the ovation
of the day, were the principal speakers.
"When the convention adjourned by limi
tation of time, two-thirds of the delegates
were yelling for the appearance of F. J.
Tynan, "No. 1" of the Phoenix Park trag
edy. They were pacified only with the
promise that bo would appear to-morrow.
Ex-Congressman Flnnerty made a fiery
"We are the friends of every enemy of
England," he said, "and the enemy of
every friend of England, and we want to
driveit home and nail it to the mast till the
teeth of the lying Whigs are loosened from
their bockets and fall from their lying
"To-day Ireland is the harlot of the
spoils of the British Empire. Some of
our papers seem to be afraid we may com
plicate this country witii England. Sup
pose we do? Let the English dare to fire
the firsf shot. Let the American govern
ment and the British government know
that we are In this fight to stay, that weare
enlisted not for one, two, or three years,
but for the war.
"We will er.llst our young Irishmen in
regular battalions. We want to be ready
when the time comes. What do we care
for English sentiment? We don't want
to offend America; we don't want to offend
French sentiment or Russian sentiment;
bui we do want to offend most seriously
our hereditary foe.
"We sound to day the death-knell of
whlggcry In Irish politics. We sound the
keynote of the absolute independence of
the land that gave us birth. We are here
to renew the work that Wolf Tone started
in France a hundred years ago. We will
mete out to England the same measure
England has meted out to us. We will
devote our efforts, "means, and, if neces
sary, our lives for the accomplishment of
Irish independence."
Bljr Deed of Trust.
The Maryland and Washington Railroad
Company jesterday recorded a deed
of trust for $130,000 to the Central Trust
Company of New York. The mortgage
Is made on the company's property, and
the advance is made In the shape of a
bond. rive per cent, interest, payable
tcmi-aunually,- will run for fifty years.
Wn-hliiKtontan- in New York.
(Special to The Times.)
New York, Sept. 23. Arrivals: Dr.
Thomas N. Vincent, Charles L. Gurley,
Mrs. William Shields, Filth Avenue; Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Akers, Miss 1'ickctt, T.
M. Kelly, W. J. McKay, Hoffman; Mrs.
Ciagctt, Misses Clagett, J. H. De Sibour,
Mrs. C. V. R. Berry, Miss E. Borland,
Mrs. J. Untterfleld, A. Dean, L. II. Wil
liams, Brunswick; A. S. Dunham, J. M.
Wilson, F. R. Kenyon, Astor; J. L. EweU,
J. L. Rowland, R. W. Ryan, Continental;
A. r. Falaclo, Westminster; Airs. RIggs,
W. F. Sampson, Mrs. Sari, Everett; Mrs.
Thorpe, Cosmopolitan; J. E. Welch, J. F.
McEIhone, Slurtevant; J. E. Weldc, Sin
clair; S. J. Fisbel, Belviderc; O. Barrett,
J. G. Wllmartli, J. H. .Martin, Miss Frisbie,
Union Square; Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Brown,
St. James; W. B. Clements, Marlbomugb;
J. W.Fox, II. B. Lowry, A. S. Nicholson,
Imperial; A. W. Macheu, Gilsey; Mrs. J.
H. AEhton, Miss Ashton, Nctherland; J.
Chunn, Barretf, M.de Reulklnsky, Windsor;
Mrs. J. F. Leech, Miss F. Leech, Holland;
A. L. Mulrbcad, Marton; Rev. Dr. A. M.
Emitb, the Misses Smith, Savoy.
Shipwrecked Sealers Tell a Fearful
Story of Hardship.
Thrown Ashore in tlio Czar's Domli:
ions, They Were Confined for
Day In a Filthy Pen.
Boston, Sept. 2S. John Olscn, of New
York, arrived iii Boston yesterday and
brings details of the loss of the steam
sealing schoner, in the Bering Sea,
March 27, the only survivors being him
self and First Mate Garvin.
The vessel sailed from Yokohama Feb
ruary 22, with a complement of twenty
two men, Capt. McCornilck in command.
About the middle of March the vessel
arrived off Copper Island, northeast
of Lockalene Island, one of the Russian
On the morning of March 20, with a
high sea running, the captain ordered the
boats out. The mate and crew took ex
ception to the order, but as the captain
was firm, the boats put off.
A heavy storm arose, in which two of
the boats were blown to bca, and the
boat in which were seven men and the
mate was thrown by a heavy wave high
upon the rocks of Copper Island, and
smashed, all but Olseu aud Garvin being
Early In the m6rnlng the schooner was
sighted, laboring heavily, but all of the
time drifting helplessly towards the
rocks, which later she htruck, bow on,
and sank, with the seven men who had
remained on board.
For six days and nights the men remained
on the island, but on the morning of thesev
enth a Chinese fishing junk was signaled
They were taken aboard aud carried to
Lokoleue Islaud, which Is about forty
miles to the south of Copper Island. Here
they wens captured by Inos and delivered.
toRussiau officers.
The only word the men could under
stand of what was asked them was "pass
ports," and as they had none they were
taken. Ironed together, on a three days'
Journey to Karosokoff.
An intcprcter was found, but their story
was not believed, and they were sent, still
ironed, as prisoners to Alexandria. Here
also their story was not credited and they
were then forwarded to Vladlvostock, where
thry were placed in a filthy prison and were
given no food until the morning of the sec
ond day.
Seeing a British flag flying over a store
nearby the men, when not closely watched,
made a break for liberty and readied the
door of Uie store, when they were re
captured. An Englishman In the store
had heard the commotion and came out
to ascertain the cause.
The men told him their story and he
aided them to their liberty by obtaining
confirmation of the wreck of the Diana from
other vessels.
North Carolina Non-rartisan Silver
Comi'iition Fas-ed His Resolution.
Raleigh, N. C, Sept. 23. The non-partisan
State silver convention called here
by well-known Democrats, among thesigners
being Gov. Carr, Sectrctary of State Cooke
and ex-Democratic State Chairman Smith,
met to-day.
Senator Marion Butler presented a set of
resolutions agreed upon by a conference
last night. These resolutions, which were
adopted, greet thesilver men of other States
on this great cause of restoring silver to
its place as a money metal; state that
free and unlimited conage of siilver is the
only way to end the evils of gold mono
metallism; hail with satisfaction the re
turning rea6on among business men as evi
denced by their support of this movement;
call on ail bimetallists to oppose gold mono
metallism and use their efforts to restore
silver to its former position; recomend to
voters to elect only such Senators, Repre
sentatives and Presidential electors as
Willi declare on the stump their indorse
ment of such principles and request that
other States hold such conventions as this
and take, similar action.
Burnum and Hnlley's Blc Show Very
Badly Damaged.
Burlington, la., Sept. 23. A terrific
wind, bail, and rain storm passed over
this city this' afternoon! Barnum and Bai
ley's circus was giving a performance and
dismissed the audience.
The main tent, animal tent, and boarding
tent were' blown to strips and completely
wrecked. No tine was injured.
The animals were badly frightened and
nearly stampeded before the storm was
over. No lives were lost, although It was
reported that several people were killed.
Iowa's Biggest Drughonse Closed.
Des Moines, la., Sept. 25. The wholesale
drug firm of Hurlburt, Ward & Co., prob
ably the largest wholesale drug store in
Iowa, was closed on attachment of par
ties in New Y,ork, .from whom the com
pany had within the past ninety days bor
rowed $40,000. It is claimed that the
assets are $230,000 and the liabilities
only S120.000, and that the house will
6oon resume business.
"'' 'Cable flashes.
St. Petersburgr Sept. 23. Delegates'"
French and Russian banks have gone to
Shanghai on business connected with the
scheme for establishment at that place
of a Rnesif-Ciilnese bank. The capital of
the projected bank will be $4,0t0,C00.
Paris. Sept. 2Dr. Official dispatches
from Madagascar have been received here,
according to which the French advance
guard crossed the Ambonimena Mountains
and met and defeated the whole of the
forces of the Hovas, with thirty cannons.
St. Petersburg. Sept. 25. The Lovo
Vrcmya stales that the Japanese cap
tured Changhua aud Taiwan-Fu from the
Fnrnw, -in rpliolR. nfler severe fierhtimr.
In the latter part otAugust. The Jap
anese, at last ntcouniR, were marcmng
on Aoping, where the rebels are con
centrated. St. Petersburg. Kept. '25. Threshings of
winter wheat show that the yield tills
season will be above the average in
Central Russla..ant.,,in the black soil
district of the Caucasus and below the
average in the northern, southern and
smilhwcst parts of Russia, and in the
Volga government.
London, Sept 25. A dispatch from
Queenstown, to-day, to the Pall Mall
Gazette reports that the crew of Valykrle
III., who arrived on board the Majestic,
speak indignantly of the way in which
excursion steamers and tugs hampered
the yachts in the races off Sandy Hook
tor the American cup.
Gin MaTt CuPiunto
Murderer of Capt. Revelle Taken
in Baltimore.
Insists That He 'Struck the Fatal
Blows' in Self-Defeiiso The Dody
Brought Here on a Steamer and
Sent to Baltimore John Hrowii.tho
Suspect, Released.
Benjamin Johnson, the negro mate, who
murdered Capt. Revelle, of the schooner
John A. II. Dixnn on the Lower Potomac
last Sunday afternoon, as told in The
Times, was arrested yesterday afternoon
at the Adams Express oifice In Baltimore,
where he had gone to get a satchel which
he shipped to himself after the murder.
When taken to the headquarters of the
Baltimore police he made a complete con
fession, implicating no oue else.
He pleaded as a Justification, however,
that when he misunderstood an order of
the captain the latter approached him in
a threatening manner, and In self defense
he struck him with a billet of wood.
He struck two blows with the stick, and
the captain fell to the deck dead or un
He said that he shipped on the schooner'
on September 19, and the misunderstanding
of Sunday night arose over the handling
of the schooner's sails.
Alter he struck Capt. Revelle the other
negroes on board advised him to flee, and,
jumping into the yawl boat, he rowed to
the Maryland shore, landing In Charles
He walked eight miles to a railway sta
tion on the Pope's Creek line, and took the
train from there to Baltimore. He paid
his fare with money he took from the
dead captain's cabin. He disclaimed any
other robbery, however, and denies that
he scuttled the ship.
The body of Capt. Revelle, In charge of
llr.Horace Johnson, a friendofthedeceased,
and Undertaker Fry, both of Baltimore,
was brought up the river to this city on the
steamer Harry Randall yesterday afternoon,
aud sent to Lee's undertaking establishment.
From there It was 6cnt to Baltimore, and
will be interred to-day.
When the body was taken ashore, after
the discovery of the schooner by Capt.
Geoghcgan of the steamer Sue, the negroes,
Bailey and Stevens, who were found on
board, were put under arrest and held until
titer the inquest yesterday afternoon.
Coroner Burgess, and a Jury of seven
white men and five colored, heard the tes
timony of the two hands and Capt. Geoghc
gan, and returned a verdict that Johnson
killed the captain.
The negro, John Brown, who was ar
rested Tuesday evening by Policeman Bana
gan, of the Fourth precinct, on suspicion of
being Johnson, was released from custody
yesterday. Several riermen, who knew
-Johnson, called at the station house and
stated jiositively that he was not the mur
derer. Capt. Revelle was well known among the
rivermen inthlsclty.nnd had becnem ployed
by tuelumber finnof Frank LibbeyA Co., for
anumberof years. Theschoonerwasowned
by W. Roberts, of Baltimore, and leased by
the Libbejs. It Is still grourded on the
beach, off Riverside, in theTlowerPotoraac.
Mary Bowser's Ilusliand Accidentally
Shot nil Hour After Mnrrlngo.
Huntingdon, Pa., Sept. 25. Jesse Morn
ingstar and Mary E. L'owser, of Juniata
township, about three miles from here,
were married at 2:30 o'clock this after
noon. An hour afterward, while the bride was
sitting on her husband's lap reading the
marriage certificate, one of the guests
handed the newly-married man a loaded
In doing so, the gun wasaccidcntallydls
charged and the entire load entered Morn
ingstar's head, tearing away the upper
part of the skull and inflicting Injuries
which caused Instant death.
Sure of Hardin's Election, and Ills
Own Likewise.
Versailles, Ky., Sept. 25. Senator Black
"mrn left this morning for Hancock county,
where he speaks to-morrow. He was asked
forhisopinionof theoutlooklnKentuckyand
"Thirty days ago, bad you asked me
that question, I would have told you the
result was very doubtful, but now victory
for Hardin and the State ticket is assured.
"I am more convinced of this every day.
There baB never been any doubt about the
legislature, and I have no fears as to my
Not Much of a Convention.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 25. The anti-railroad
convention movement reached the organiza
tion point to-day. Not enough delegates
turned up yesterday to reorganize. To-day
about twenty assembled. J.AdgerSmythe,
of Charier ton, was elected president; D. G.
Purse, of Savannah, first vice president;
N. H. Eggleston, of Charleston, secretary and
treasurer. A vice president was elected
for each Southern State.
Silver Ingots Stolen In Transit.
London, Sept. 25. Silver Ingots ot a total
weight of 35,000 ounces, which had been
shipped by Vivian & Co., Swansea, to Sharp
& Williams, London, were stolen from the
van in which they were shipped while in
transit from theMidland depot. No clew has
been obtained to the robbers.
Grand Master Sargent Doubts It.
Peoria, III., Sept. 25. Grand Master Sar
gent, of the Firemen's Brotherhood, said to-'
day that he did not believe there was any
foundation, in fact, for the report that the
Wabash was trying to get rid of Brotherhood
men or firemen of any other organization.
Bones Found Near Greeley's Camp.
St. John's, N. F., Sept. 25. The Peary
expedition left here by the steamer Sylvia
this afternoon, bound for New York. One
of the party admitted before leaving that a
camber of bones were found near Greeley's
camp on Cape Sabine.
Big Demonstration .Against Sunday
Laws in New York.
Teddy Was on the Stand and Hendtho
Uncomplimentary Inscriptions
on the Banners.
New York, Sept. 25. Fully 10,000 of
New York's citizens wlfo proclaim them
selves lovers ot liberty and against the en
forcement of the excise laws on Sunday,
joined in a parade this afternoon with brass
bands and American flags and with al
legorical floats showing Liberty In mourn
ing and a workman in the hands of the po
lice for drinking beer on Sunday while a
millionaire tipples jn his club,
Pol IceCommisslonerRooscvclt was among
those who reviewed the parade. He was
unattended and very few knew of his
The platform was, crowded with leaders
of the liberal Sunday law movement, in
culdlng Dr. Anderson, president of the'
German-American Reform Union; Excise
Commissioner Harburger, James P. Keat
ing, and a score or more of brewers.
Tlie head of the procession passed the
reviewing stand at about 3:30 o'clock.
Commissioner Roosevelt stood with bared
head and reviewed the paradcrs. He re
ceived a hearty reception and was almost
instantly 'recognized by the men in line.
He was frequently applauded. A number
ot bann-rs carried by the paradcrs made
caustic allusions ttK-lilm and he laughed
heartily at them.
They Prevent Hecovery of the llodle
of Spanish Sailors.
Havana, Sept. 23. Respecting political
affalr'slthcre is little of Interest to report.
The absorbing topic during the "pasffew '
days ba3 been the terrible disaster to the
Spanish cruiser Sanchez Barcasitagul.
Search for the bodies continues, and yes
terday nine bodies were recovered. The
wreck lies with a heavy list to port on
the western edge of the channel In "a'bnnt
seven fathoms of water. The authorities
are taking steps to have the obstruction
removed as speedily as possible"
The bodies of nine otitic forty-two miss
ing members of the vessel's crew have been
recovered thus far, leaving thirty-thiee
still to be accounted for. It Is-not likely
that all will ever be recovered on account
of the large number of sharks In the
neighborhood. Yesterday 'two large ones
were caught with human remains in their
As a Result Ho Will Be In rollce
Policeman Scttright was called in yes.
terday afternoon as arbiter of a dispute
be twee n a colored man and several He
brews of D street, between Ninth -and
Tenth streets, which threatened Jo wind
up in trouble.
The negro's name was Frank Byrd.nnd
he entered one of thejsecond-hand stores
along that square to purchase some clothes.
He bought what be desired, lncludiug a
pair of shoes, and went away.
Pretty soon he returned and declared
that he bad left the shoes In the store.
He was very demonstrative when he
couldn't get them, and the proprietor
blew a police whittle until the officer
and a crowd collected. iByrd was charged
with disorderly 'conduct at the station
Spruce IV Took the Half-Rater Jtnce
by1 u Narrow Margin.
Center Inland, N. Y.Sept. 25. To-night
for the second time since the trophy known
as the America's cup was brought to this
country a British boat has won a yacht
race from an American boat.
Spruce IV has won the second 'of the
Seawanahaka Club's challenge series for
small boats, defeating Ethelwynn, the
defender, by a narrow margin of twenty
three seconds in a twelve-mile race fiver a
triangular course of two miles a side.
The contest was fought out in a wind
varying .from nothing up to eight miles
an houtf and which shifted to nearly all
points of the compass.
.Insurance, Agent Fnlr Killed Himself
and Ills Wife.
New York, Sept. 25, Robert Fair, an
insurance agent, 40 'years old, was found
dead shortly before noon to-day In his
apartments on the second floor of No. 507
Third avenue, with a pistol shot wound In
bis left breast.
His wife, Magglej aged 35, was also
also found dead, havings been shot through
the left temple.
A revolver was founrtj in the room with
three chambers empty,
Tho police reported it as a case of-sup-posed
murder and suicide. The couple had
been drinking for someiime, it is said.
Loan of the Metropolitan Street Hall
way Company Easily Placed.
Baltimore, .Aid., Sept. 25. Subscription
books for $1,150,000 first mortgage 5
per cent, bonds ot the Metropolitan Rail
road Company, of Washington, D. C, were
opened at the offfccs'of the Baltimore
Trust and Guarantee Company and the
Mercantile Trust and Deposit Company and
closed at 3 o'clock, the Issue being fully
About $800,000 of the securities were
purchased by the Baltimore savings banks
and Individual investors
New Yorkjnvestnrn took $100,000 worth,
and the rest was sold in'Washingtou and
other places.
" 1iVtlie rath of Forest Fires.
Egg'Harbor City; N. J., Sept. 25. The
forest fires near liere continued burning
fiercely to-day." The fruit orchards and
crops of -Louis. Joung were destroyed and
several dwellings in the path of the fire are
greatly endangered. There Is no Imme
diate prospect of .an end to the fires..
Weary 'ot the' Matrimonial Yoke.
George E. Lacey yesterday afternoon
filed suit for divorce against Annie F.
Lacey. The papers In the.case were with
held from publication.
J. M. Gregory v No Longer One of
the Howard University Faculty.
It Is Said Nt-arly the Whole Body
Will Leave the School "Unless Their
Favorite Is Restored Trouble Said
to He Personal Bel ween President
Haiikin and l'rof. Gregory.
Prof. James M. Gregory, for twenty
seven years connected with Howard Uni
versity here, has been dropped from the
faculty of that institution. He has asked
for a hearing for reinstatement by the
board of trustees, and has the support of
a sufficient number of the trustees to se
cure a call of a special meeting of the
board to consider his case.
President Rankin has called a meeting
in November for that punose. The stu
dents, meanwhile, arc. almost in a state of
insurrection in favor of l'rof. Gregory.
Howard University was founded Just
after the war, chiefly through the efforts
of Gen. O. O. Howard. It is for the educa
tion of colored youth, and the Federal
government has always contributed largely
to Its support. Its handsome and spacious
grounds and buildings at the head of Sixth
street northwest constitute one ot the
features of the city.
The school Is controlled by twenty-four
trustees, the most prominent being Rev.
J. E. Rankin, president; Gen. O, O. Howard,
New York? Gen. C. JI. Howard, Chicago;.
Gen. Q. W. Balloch, Messrs. J. F. Cook,
William Ballantync, F. H. Smith, B. II.
Warner, Revs. R. R. Shippen, William
A. Bartlelt, William Waring, Hon. John
Eaton, Hon. B. K. Bruce, and Dr. E. M:
Gallaudct. The executive committece con
sists of Trustees Rankin, Balloch, Cook,
Waring, and Smith.
When the trustees met on May 20 last
at' the regular semi-annual session it was
represented to them that money was
needed for repairs and Improvements to
the buildings and Tor extensinns of the
work in such a way that It would be
necessary to cut down the teaching force.
Alter some discussion a motion to that
effect was passed.
Then came the question, Who should be
dispensed with? Several names were
dropped without much opposition. Finally
the name of Prof. Gregory, who has filled
the chair of Latin tor several years, was
brought forward. It was stated that he
had long been beavlly Involved in debt
and was continually harassed by creditors
so as to Interfere with his business. As a
trustee said yesterday: "There were con
tinually a lot of shysters running after blm,
and his usefulness to the university had
This was brought about, it was stated,
by Prof. Gregory's dabbling In politics.
He had gone as a delegate to the Repub
lican national convention at Minneapolis
in 1892, and upon bis return had made a
strong elfort to be appointed Recorder of
He aspired to be a political leader, and
In doing so spent large sums, secured by
borrowing. His salary has never been more
than $1,500 a jear. All this mon.ipolized
his attention greatly while he was seeking
political preferment, and afterwards left
blm distracted by his efforts to get r.d of
his debts. These amounted at one time
to $14,000, and it Is said now reach near
On the other hand it was urged by the
advocates of his retention that he was the
first student of the school to graduate, had
been with It as student, instructor and
professor from the day it opened and was
in every way qualified to fill his rosition.
He ought at least to be glvenan opportunity
to retrieve his fortunes. It was not a
fact that his usefulness to the school had
Upon a vote Prof. Gregory was beaten by
a small majority. Ono or two present and
opposed to his retention, however, did not
vote. A committee was sent toinform him
that his resignation would be accepted and
that two months pay would be allowed.
He declined to resign, saying ho had done
nothing to make It proper for him to do so.
When this was reported to the board his
position was declared vacant and not to
be filled. The work was put in the hands
of another of the faculty. Next day
after the board meeting was commencement
and President Rankin soon after left the
city for the summer.
As soon as Prof. Gregory knew that
he had been dismissed he began efforts
to secure a rehearing In which he should be
personally represented. He secured the
signatures of seven trustees to a call for a
special meeting ot the board. This was
in July or early in August President
Rankin was away but Trustee Cook said
last night Secretary Johnson, of the Univer
sity, should have notified'liim.
It Is felt as a hardship by Prof. Greg
ory's friends that the meeting should have
been so long delayed. Secretary Johnson
could not be found, but his wife said it
made little difference whether President
Rankin was notified or not.
Gen. Balloch said last night the meeting
was delayed till November because two or
three trustees who were here In May could
not beprcsent till that time.
The students of tho u nlverslty as well as
the alumni are indignant that' Prof. Greg
ory, should have been dismissed. They re
rccently prepared a petition urging the
call of a trustees' meeting to reinstate
him and are much incensed that this has
been so long put off.
They declare that the trouble is per
sonal between President Rankin and Prof.
Gregory and think the former Is to blame.
They assert also that the faculty sides with
Prof. Gregory. They will hold a meeting
early In October to express thelrsentlments.
Someof them say nearly the wholebody will
leave the school unless their favorite is
restored. """
Trot. Gregory lives in a house on the
campus of the university. He refused last
night to talk about the case.
President Rankin's supporters say it is
a matter ot business, not sentiment; other
wise Prof. Gregory might be retained.
Times Want Ads. Bent Houses.
Great Kejoicing Over Discharge of
Capt. Bethel and His Passengers.
ChnrKcs of ,FlllbnnterliiK Agulnnt the
Schooner Antoinette Not Proven
toCoiiiniNsloner'sSatlsfuctlon. .
Key West, Fla., Sept. 25. The seven
Cubans who were arrested on board the
schooner Antoinette and brought to this
'port by the cutter SIcLane were tried be
fore Commissioner Otto this morning.
The courtroom and corridors of the Fed
eration building and the approaches thereto
were packed with spectators comjiosed of
all nationalities and all seemed to be alike
interested in the result of the hearing. Hon.
G. Browne Patterson represented the de
fendants and Hon Frank Clark,. United
Sattes district attorney, the government.
At the opening tit the case it was agreed
by the attorneys to try Henry Leq Bethel,
captain of the vessel, and that the decision
In his case should govern the court's action
with the others.
Bethel was called and .stated that he had
been employed by Dr. Artega to take him
and his party hunting among theKeys, for
which he received $50, provisions being
furnished by the excursionists.
The commissioner's decision was to the
effect that tho prosecution having failed to
There Is great Jollificatoin In this city over
ibercsultofthe case, both byA mcricans a nd
Cubans. Cuban flags are displayed all over
the city.
Gen. Antonio Maceo Tells of nis and
His Brother's Successes.
New York, Sept. 25. Reports of the re
mits of the engagements which are received
through insurgent sources in this city differ
materially from the reports sent from
Havana, where a press censorship is main
tained. On Monday, PresidcnLEalraa received a
letter from Gen. Antonio Maceo, describ
ing the victory which he and his brother,
Gcu. Joee Maceo, achieved over too Spanish
forces in the pass of Santa Maria.
"To-day President Palma received a long
letter from Gen Carlos Itoloff, which de
scribes a spirited engagement that took
place near Los Pasltos. which is within
hailing distance of Los Villas.
President Palma anxiously awaits fur
ther news of this engagement. If the
Cubans succeed In gaining a strong foothold
In Santa Spiritus they will come Into pos
session of a strategic point of great ad
Test Cn-o on Licence Is-ue for the
CortH'tt-FitzMinmons Contest.
Austin, Texas, Sept.. 25. Before Justice
Denraan, or the supreme court to-day, the
attorneys who are flghting-forthe Corbett
Fltzslmmous Interest filed a petition for
a writ to compel State Comptroller Finlay
to issue a prize fight license.
The supreme court meets at Tyler the
first Monday of next month, when the pe
tition will probably be acted on. Man
damns papers were served on Tax Col
lector Williamson, or this county, to com
pel litin to Issue a license. This is the
test case of the county officers.
Major Oppenhelmer said to-day that be
did not believe the militia would be
ordered to stop the fight.
Vermont's Governor Glve Another
ViT-lonof Hi- Chuttuiioojru Speech.
New York, Sept. 25. Gov. Urban -A.
Woodbury, of Vermont, whose speech at
Chattanooga, laet Friday, as reiwrteil by
Eeveral special correspondents, has caused
so much comment, H in the city, and ays t he
paragraph in question was misquoted.
According to the governor It should have
read: "There ie not in my section of the
country the least bitter or unkind feeling
toward the people of the South. AVe are
willing to believe that you thought you
were right at the time, but we cannot do
otherwise than teach our children that you
were wrong."
SiwuiKli Fort- Have Been Attacked
by Moors.
Madrid, 8ept- 25. The Moors have lately
been restless in the vicinity of Mclilla, a
town on tho north coast of Morocco, be
longing to the Spaniards, and the Spanish
government has complained to the govcrn
menfof Morocco concerning Moorish incur
sions into Spanish territory.
A party of Moors recently attacked Fort
San Lorenzo, which is close to Melllla,
but were repulsed and one Spanish soldier
was wounded.
The Spanish government will now send a
squadron to Tangier to demand the imme
diate fulfillment of the treaty of Marrakesh.
French Troops Victorious and Now
Near tho MudiiKii-enr Capital.
Paris, Sept. 25. Dispatches from Mada
gascar report a great victory forthe French
According to these advices the French,
without loss, completely routed the entire
Hova force on September 19, aud captured
the pass across the Ambonimena mountains.
The French advance guard had reached
Antoby, which is 6everal kilometers from
Antananarivo, the Madagascancapitan cap
ital, and the objective point of the French
Rus-lan Priests for America.
8t.Beterburg,Sept.25. Thesynodofthe
Russian Church Is about to Send five
priests to the United States to minister
to lire religious needs of the orthodox Rus
sians, in that country.
Dakota Town Wiped Out.
Deadwood, S. D., Sept.23. The business
part of the town of Belie Fourchc was wiped
out by fire to day Loss $S0,000; partly
Insured. Thirty busicess houses were de
stroyed. Incendiarism is suspected.
Sehieren Has Enough.
Brooklyn, Sept. 25. Mayor Sehieren gave
out a statement this afternoon to the effect
that under no circumstances would he
accept a renominatlon.He says that neither
.bis health not Ills business will allow lam
to do so.
Cordially and Promptly Answers
The Times' Telegram.
He Calls the Pri-ulnR Tress the Front
Wheel of the Lord's Chariot Pas
toratejin Washington Very Deslra
ble Because the Newspapers Helm
force the Pulpit. '
Rev. T. DeWltt Talmage's cordial and
flattering personal response to a tele
gram sent him by The Times jesterday,
asking for information concerning nis
expected acceptance of a call to the
co-pastorship of the . First Presbyterian
Church of this city,, fa given Lelow;
Editor Times: In answer U your tele
gram I have to thank you and all tha
Washington newspapers fur the more than
generous things they have recently Bali)
Loth in editorial and reportorial columns
The printing press is tne trout wheel of
the Lord's chariot, and the manner in
which the press of your city reinforces the
pulpit makes a pastorate in Washington
very desirable.
Tne kindly Invitation which dimes to
me from people of all religions and from
many institutions In your city is fully
It is not probable that Dr. Talmage's
relations in any other city could be as
pleasant as here. This is proved by the
grand ovation given him upon his visit here
some months ago. At. Dr. Easton's church,
when he preached in the morning, hundreds
were turned away and at Dr. Sunderland's
at nlgbt he spoke to an overflow meeting
in the street amid outbursts of enthusiasm.
Both Dr. Easton and Dr. Sunderland spoke
of him to tneir people In terms of the most
affectionate friendship. He has many
more close personal friends here and the
love ot nearly all of his own denomination
and the respect ot thousands in other sects.
It is likely he would find fewer barsh
critics and less opposition here than in
any other city ot the sameslze In any English-speaking
The only offer among many mentioned
that can be expected to attract him away
from Washington is that ot a pulpit with
ample support in the metropolis of the
world, London.
Thinks the State Ticket Is Satis
factory and Sure of Support.
Syracuse, N. Y., Sept. 25. The new
state committee met this altemoon and
re-elected James W. Hinckley, chairman;
John Cnneen, of Buffalo, secretary, and
Charles R. De Freest, clerk
Senator Hill, before leaving town, said:
"The platform Is excellent. The State
ticket is a good one. They are new
men. young men and bright men. Tho
ticket represents all shades of the party.
No loyal Democrat can find any objec
tion to the ticket,
"I should have preferred that a larger
representation should have lieen afforded
the btate Democracy, but the tweuty-ona
votes accorded them was a recognition.
"ii politics you cannot always have ex
actly what you deire. The convention
practically ran Itself and ever body had
his say. I have no "doubt the ticket
will be supported by all the Democrats
factious of the State."
MuudeTTinbarser Dl-liiherited by Hef
Father for Df-obedlcnee.
Muucie, Ind., Sept. 23. Mis Mauds
Unibarger. aged nineteen, heir to S240,
000, and Fred 11. Gerdau, thirty-five
jear3 old, eloped yesterday anil were
married. They left for California.
Gerdau is a poor mechanic. Miss Cm
bargcr possesses romantic ideas, planned
the elopement and provided for their ex
penses. Her father was prostrated at the news
ot her elopenient and through a friend
telegraphed her to return. She wired
back that she would go to California with,
out delay
Mr. Umljargcr thereupon disinherited her,
making a young man, no relation to him,
his heir.
Mrs. Venia Evans Sent to St
Mrs. Venia Evans was taken to the
First precinct station-house from Lans
don, Va., yesterday afternoon to be exam
ined as to her ranlty and turned over to
the St. Elizabeth authorities. She was
formerly a clerk In the Treasury Depart
ment, but for a number of years past has
resided at Langdon. She Is sixty-nino
years old.
Her affliction has been coming on her for
some years increasing lately until her
friends decided to scrd her to an asylum.
Drs. Ncvitt and ntckling examined her
yesterday and pronounced her Insane.
She will be turned over to Sanitary Officer
Frank to day.
Armenian Conference at Paris.
London, Sept. 25. In the Dally News
to-morrow the statement will appear,
that in consequence of the reported im
minent withdrawal of the powers from
further action in regard to demanding
reforms in Armenia, it has lieen decided
to hold a conference at an early date In
Paris to discuss the Armenian question.
No mention is made by the News of the
promoters or the details of the project.
Town Incinerated by Incendiaries.
Deadwood, S. D., Sept 25. The bur incss
part of Belle Fourche was almost swept
away by fire early this morniug. Tho tiro
stnrted by a high wind, and from there,
aided by a high wind, swept everything
the fength of Mala street. About thirty
business houses were burned and the firs
Is still threatening. The loss is aboot
S80.000; Insurance partial. It Is b
lleved the lire was of lncendltr.-y origin.
District of Columbia, Maryland, Vir
ginia generally lair Oi.riajc lue day: pos
sibly local l,..niikT s...i'.,e!-.i during tha
night, f.i.!illy waiu.r; sour!:wvai wind..

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