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So Change in Temperature
Easterly Winds.
vol. 2. :n:o. 5;g.
Armenians Packed Like Sheep
in the Patriarch's Residence.
nio Refugees Refuse to Leuve tne
IlulldliiK and the l'olico Threaten
to Storm It Difficult for the Pow
ers to Iiitercno In ttie Present
Chm The Krcncli Consul Mobbed.
Constantinople, Oct. 3 Tlie reports that
Armenians, who were arrested lir taking
part In Monday's and Tuesdny's rioting,
were killed while being taken Into cus
tod, hac been continued. It is knows
to a certainly that fie of the prisoners
were to killed, and it would excite uo
surprise to hear that others uict their
dejlh lu llie same manner. Eye wit
nesses of the rioting uj that the Armenians
did not discharge their fire-arms until
Major Serwet Dcy ordered the police to
fire upon them.
lurkMi oiriclals view the troubles as
being the direct outcome of the agitation
in Europe, especially In Great lintatu,
in favor of the Armenian-, as agamsl the
1 tie foreign diplomats here met to day
at the .Austrian embassy and held n con
ference ou the situation.
Loudon, Oct. .1. 1 lie Standard will to
morrow publish a di-putcn from Constan
tinople, saymg that on V cilnesda) u large
nutuit-ror snuiis were closed and uiesueeis
were patroleu by the police. The whole
city is irtually in a state or siege.
The disnatch adds that a witness of the
occurrence Stan's that a icspcctabie-Iook,-IngArmeniauwasarrestedbyiwogcndarnies
on Tuesday wline walking in uie uuueu
quarter. When he protested against lcmg
arrested the gendarmes immediately ripped
bis body open with their swords.
The Armenian patrlarcn receied a letter
on Tuesday inviting him to call upon
the government. Tne letter stated that
none of his followers would be permitted
to accompany him. Tnepatrlarch therefore
declined to accept the invitation, and re
mains at the patrlarenate, where ne is shut
In with several hundred Armenians.
Theotlluals visited the patriarchate and
summoned Its occupants to surrender, gh
lng them until 3 o'clock 'Wednesday arter
noon to comply, after which, if they
did not surrender, the building would be
stormed. The dispatch further says that
at the time mentioned the police surrounded
the building and prepared to carry out their
threat to storm it.
Reviewing the incident, it appears that
the police generally were not supplied
with ball cartridges. They were instructed
to use the flats of their swords and the
butts of their riries. Such provocation
as they gave In the first instance was
The Armenians fired first. With the ex
ception of the massacre of the prisoners the
most violence was committed by the Sottas
and the lowest class of Moslem", none of
whom, however, appears to have been ar
rested or otherwise checked.
Doubtless the Armeniaus will be made to
pay dearly for the outburst, but having pro
voked reprisals it will be difficult for the
powers to intervene.
Great consternation prevails at the palace.
The Sultan uasnot been inbedsinceMonday.
It is felt that a crisis has nrriv ed. No such
terror has preailcd since the Greek reso
lution. A later dispatch to the Standard says
that the threat to storm the patriarchate
lias not yet beeu carried out. The church
officials declare that they are not able
to compel the refugees to leave the build
ing, and the latter decline to leave their
It is to be hoped that the police will
not resort to force, as in that event a
fearful massacre would inevitably re
sult. The refugees are huddled together
in the building with hardly standing
room. They depend for food ou such
scraps as are brought to them. Seven
corpses have been delivered from the
patriarchate for burial.
A Constantinople dlspateh which the
Dally News will publish tomorrow says
that the government has issued a com
munication to the press stating that .some
assemblies in Armenia have been disiwrsed,
adding that thee resisted with arms the
gendarmes and police. Naturally they have
been arrested, and will be tried and. pun
ished. The penalties Incurred will be pub
lished In the newspapers.
The Standard will to-morrow say that
the sole redeeming feature of the affair Is
the appointment of Kalmll Pasha as grand
Tlzler. He Is one of the few Turkish offi
cials having Influence whom foreigners can
regard with confidence.
French Consul Mobhcd.
Constantinople', Oct. 3. The Trench con
sul at Damascus was recently mobbed,
hooted and menaced on the streets of that
city, rifteen men have been arrested
In connection with the Incident. M. Cabon,
the Trench ambassador, has laid a formal
complaint before the Porte and has de
manded satisfaction for the insult to the
French republic
Assailant of Josle Hnlirht, of Fred
erick. Arrested Here.
Mansfield Robinson, colored, twenty
years of age. a fugitive from Maryland
Justice, is locked up In the Eighth precinct
station house on a serious charge, pre
ferred bv Jole naigt, of Frederick, Md.
Yesterday afternoon a sheriff and two
constables from Frederick, called at police
headquarters, and, accompanied by De
tectlve Rhodes, went to "Cow-town,"
where thev found Robinson, who was in
hiding. lhc marc was taken into custody
and locked up in No. 8 Elation for the
Maryland authorities' action.
The crime with which Robinson 18 charged
occurred a few days ago near Tredcnck.
The feeling in the community Isst 111 high and
the constables wno figured in the arrest of
the man said last evening thatthcy did not
expect to pet their prisoner as far as Fred
erick, as lynching would surely follow if
the residents in the vicinity where the
crime w as committed should learn that their
prisoner was on his wav to the city.
When seen last night Robinson said ho
was guiltless qT the otfense charged, though
be had attackedtheilnight girl In the woods.
It is stated by the Maryland officers that
the girl is white, but the prisoner says she
is a Degress.
The man will be taken by the constables to
Frederick to-day.
Fnst Time to Philadelphia and Xevv
York via Pennsylvania Railroad.
The Limited Exprcs via thePennsylvanla
Railroad, leaving Washington at 10.00 a.
m., is one of the most commodious and popu
lar trains between Washington, Philadelphia
and New York, being estibuled throughout
and composed of Pullman Parlor Cars,
Parlor Smoker, Dining Car and standard
day coaches. No extra fare.
The schedule time of till train to Phila
delphia is two hours-and fifty-four minutes,
and to New York, five hours and three
Tlioe In Search of Dullness
Stands should not fail to be present at the
auction of the stock, fixtures, goodwill and
privilege, of five years' lease of the original
Gill candy stand. 11th and F streets, to-day
at 12 o'clock noon.
Americans Interested in Venezuelan
Lands Claimed by Great Britain.
Senators Sherman nnd Gormnn He-
ported to lloinlt Meeting of tlie
Orinoco Company Stockholders.
New York, Oct. 3. A hastily called
meeting of the stockholders of the Ori
noco Company, the concern which now
operates the lands at the mouth of the
Orinoco IUer In Venezuela, was hc!d
to-day in the Astor House. behind closed
The grant made to the Orinoco Com
jany consists of a tract of 1 1,4110,000
acres of the nche-st land in tnuzui'..i.
lne Manna Company is the wheel within
the Orinoco' wheel, and it Is now pro
posed to merge both companies, with a
view to securing tlie protection cf the
State Department in the Imbroglio be
tween Great Britain and Venezuela.
The Manoa concession was made on
September IX, 18b J, to C. C. Fitzgerald,
formerly of tlie United States, but at
the time of the concession a Venezuelan
citizen. The concession was reallinued
on last June 18, it liming some time
prior been sold by Fitzgerald to DoLald
Thive lands in years past have been
the subject of dispute between Great
Britain nnd Venezuela, and tlie merging
of the Grant interest, it is supposed, will
so complicate matters that the United
State's will be compelled to take a hand
In the troub'c and protect the company
through the American interests lu It.
Senators Shermnu and Gorman are said
to be largely interested in the Orinoco
Company. Neither was at the meeting
this morning. Donald Grant said that all
the talk of embroiling the United States
in the controversy was nonsense, but he
refused to say Just what had been accom
plished at tlie meeting, adding that the
meeting was of a private nature and
that it would be several days before anj
thlng would be given out for publication.
Russia's Purpose to Predominate
In Asia May Cause Trouble.
.Minister Knto at London Giver. His
View of the Situation Xo Deslro
to Irritate the Russian Hear Port
Arthur Not Likely to lie Ceded.
Xaval Increase .Decided Upon.
London, Oct. 3. With the reported ccESion
of Port Arthur to Ruesia, which, however,
has since been semi-officially demed from
St. Petersburg, the Eastern question has
suddenly come to the front again, and is
now the leading subject of discussion, lnLon
don's political circles and chief organs of
the press.
The prevalent opinion 1b that the read
justment of European influence in the East
and China's future arc matters the settle
ment of which cannot further be delayed.
Yesterday I had an interview with Mr.
Kato, Japan's minister to the court of St.
James, who made several important state
ments as to the attitude Japan is likely to
atsume in the future development of the
The English papers are anticipating
that Japan will uot be induced to evacu
ate the Lioa Tong peninsula without the
possibility of friction wltn Russa. On
this point his excellency says
"There need be uo mystery as to our
delay in evacuating the pemusnla. The
Japanese are simply waiting foi tlie first
payments stipulated by the treaty of
Shlmoncsckl. When these payments are
made the Japanese trooiw will be with
drawn. 1 don't think that Russia will
press for evacuation only. Rather, I
should say, she will urge China to pay
tlie necessary portiou of the indemnity."
"And what, Mr. Kato, do )ou think of
this sensational rcportof tbecesslon of Port
Arthur tcjrilussia?"
"I do not beite'e it.., Japan wan forced
to yield Port Arthur on tne plea mat her
persevering in the occupation of It would
harm eastern trade. Unerelore I cannot
see how Russia could take possession of
the place and avoid the application of the
same argument to her own pretensions."
"It this cession to Russia were con
firmed," I asked, "what would be the
Japanese outlook In Corea?"
"Very threatening," was his excel
lency's reply, "with RussLtn troops at
Vladivostok on one band, and Port Ar
thur on the other, but if this would be
threatening to Japan, it would, in my
opinion, be even more so to China."
With regard to the report that Japan
looks to England lor support in case of
friction with other powers, Mr. Kato said:
"There are different opinions on this
polntin Japan. I cannotinakcanydefinitc
statement, but I go so far as to say that
I think England's interests are identical
with ours. This, however, I will say, that
there is at the present time no treaty exist
ing between Japan and England.
"It has been said that Japan will take
three years or more to get her navy up to
the standard necessary to place her on a
comparative equality with Russia on the
"There is no intention to oppose Russia,"
his excellency replied, emphatically. "In
creased naval estimates will be brought
forward in the next Japanese Parliament,
but these increases were already In view
and were considered due to Japan's posi
tion as a great Asiatic nation. It will
tnke some years before they are completed,
but these naval expenditures must not, by
any means, be taken as forecasting future
His excellency made further the general
statement that he did not believe what
many English papers were stating as to
the trouble supposed to "be brewing between
Japan and Russia.
"When Russia's railway to Vladivostock
Is complete," said Mr. Kato, "it -will
still only be a single line railway for
many years, and as such can hardly con
stitute a serious menace to the vast inter
ests -represented in the east."
Mr. Kato's views on the situation. It
is. thus seen are, on the whole, reassuring,
and are opposed to the general belief In
London that we are on the eve ot ft
erlons crisis.
Capt. Harnett Resting Easily.
Capt. Bassett, of the United States Sen
ate, passed a comfortable day and was
resting easily at a late hour last night.
Street Railway Union Moving
Discreetly in the Matter.
If He Makes a Chance, for the "Worse
In thet Condition of the Men There
Will He n Tie-Up The Employe
Arc Determined to Ret.lf.t-HN Let
ter to Citizen.
The possibility of a tie-up of the Ana-
costla and Potomac street railway was
not formally discussed at the meeting oX
the Protective Street Railway Uukin, held
Ulast night, at Buulu's Hall, No. 310
Eighth street northwest.
After adjournment, bowccr, a prominent
member told The Times that the union
would resist to lis uttermost any attempt
of the management to reduce the present
wages ot the eniplojes. If at this time
they submitted to auj sueh action on the
part of the road they would bo placing
thimse'lM's aul their fneucH, who stood
by them last summer, lu a very ridiculous
light before the public. They propose
to fight to the cud ou the same lines
they did last Jul, and with the assistance
of the friends w ho came to their help then,
will win
The union, he said, was not at all
alarmed as to tLe nsult of President Gris
wold'e letter to the Anacostia Citizens'
Association. To offset this the union also
appointed a cummlttce to confer with the
Citizens' Association, and they think there
is every reason to believe that the people
will stand by them now as tLey did in
the past.
No definite action, he said, would be
taken by the union until they had been
notified officially of any Intention of the
part of the management to reduce wages.
Master Workman Simmons, of District
Assembly 66, was present by invitation and
gave a most interesting talk on the "Good
of the Order."
Mr. J. B. Best, of Assembly 75, K.of L.,
Brooklyn, N. Y., was also present and
made an address in which he related some
of his experience during the recent strike
in his city.
A ticup on the suburban railway is, how
ever, more than likely to commence soon.
It will be a repetition of the struggle of
last summer, but under different circum
stances. There is no doubt a cliango ot
some kind will be made. It may be a
less number of cars and a consequent
discharge of some of the men, or a cut in
wages of the existing force. How soon
the change will come Is not known.. It
may be next week, or not until the winter
Is half over. For some time President
Grlswold has Ceen preparing the way for
this change, ana tne first crrorc was a
circular to the employes themselves, in
which It was sought to put on record their
views aB to what should be done. The
result was a failure.
President Grlswold then prepared and
mailed to cltliens of Anacostia four hundred
copies of the following letter:
My Dear Sir: During the July tie-up ot
the Anacostia line, the writer bad the honor
to receive from 100 citizens of our town a
letter, stating their views as to the result
ot deferring to the wishes ot our employes as
to the scale o f wages, and requesting that It
be tried toaxieriod not later than October 1.
In every particular, and not violate legal
requirements, the company has lived up to
your request. The result has not been what
we all hoped for and belle ed would be, anrt
It will be necessary In the near future to
adopt some changes In the management.
"While the writer does not at this writing
recall all the names of the 100, be believes
every citizen of Anacostia at heart wishes
the success of Its car line. Upon it In a
measure depends tho desirability of every
home and much of the future prosperity of
our village. The better our facilities for
reaching the city, the more worth our
houses, and the more easy to get the money
to pay for them.
We also need facilities to reach the Gov
ernment Departments, etc It may not
have occurred to all that to pay an extra
fare would amount to a tax of about
$34,000 a year on our real estate; to a
reduction of about $2 per month on tne
rent of each house, if only one member ot
the family rode per day. No one Is more
desirous than the company Itself to do all
Is It an Omen for Cuba?
it can for, Anacostia self Interest calls
for that.
lu the near future, the owners or the
road expect to adopt a system of rapid
transit. In the meantime It will do Its
best to deserve your support, trusting
you will give It, So that' there may be no
back-set, but Anacostiit-Oe-ready upon the
return of prosperous titrica to take the
place that belougs to liw the most "pros
perous suburb oi Washington.
Asa consequence the word has gone along
the line from mouth fcj mouth, "We. will
strike if wages arereduced one penny or
any uecrcaee is made in the force.
Consul-General Morss Praises His
Handling of Waller's Case.
It Has Not neon Slighted Id Any
TVuy BecauMJ the Ex-Conxiil lu
h Colored Man.
Chicago. Oct. 3. S. E. Morss, U. 8.
consul general at Paris, who is away from
his post on a leave of absence, passed
through this city to-day. In the course
of an interview he denied that there was
any foundation fortihe numerous stories
that have been circulated regarding tlie
alleged dissatisfaction of the State Depart
ment at Washington with negotiations
iu general and thcT-Wallcr ease In ir
ticalar in France. Jle stated that there
was no tram in tlie rppart tuat the I'resldent
had e-alled him home because of the coufl
dene'e reposed In him to gal l information on
these points. Morss.contlnued:
"The facts are that;! h ne nothing to'do
with the diplomatic-service and have not
been called home by anybody. I caine
home for no purpose of the sort. I never
said or did a thing to give plausibility to
such a btorj, aud there is no reason to
bellve that the adm'ulstratlon is dissat
isfied with Mr. Eas'.ls' handling ot the
Wuller ease. Neithjr Is there any foun
dation for tho statement that he contem
plated resignation. x
"Officially I know nothing whatever
ot the Waller case,' but as I have been in
Paris and have followed it closely in
tlie home and foreign press, I have kept
up with tho fecljug expressed In both
countries, and also lune a pretty cor
rect idea ot tlie matter as it now stands.
I received a personal letter from Ambas
sador Eustls this morning in Chicago, in
which he speaks of the Waller caso and
expresses satisfaction at the progress.
"Of the Waller negotiations, Mr. Wal
ler's rights have been ai well looked after
as if he had been a White man of tho
highest position. Mr. Eustis is a South
erner, and it has been charged that be
cause Waller is a negrO'thnt be has been
indifferent in the matter: I am sure that
nothing is further from the fact. Some
of tlie questions Involved are very deli
cate ones, but in my opinion the final re
sult will reflect the utmost credit upon
Mr. Eustis and the administration."
rTotcstins; AijHln-t. Toe's Call.
At a meeting ofuue Maryland Repub
lican Association, held at the Philadelphia
Houselast evening, resolutions wereadopted
protesting against the Vail circulated by
J. W. Poe for a convention of colored men
In Baltimore on October 7, and requesting
people to refuse to eountenanee, either by
flnaneial aid or otherwise a scheme which
has for its sola object the aggrandizement
of said J. W. Poo.
Death "Disclosed' Dishonesty.
St. Louis, Oct. 3. Joseph H. Tiernan, a
prominent real estate dealer, died recently
at a private hospital, rile was secretary
of the Security Building, and Loan Associa
tion, and an examination ot his accounts
shows him to ha e been short a large amount
of money. Some estimates of the shortage
place it as high as $20,000 and possibly
more. Mr. Tiernan was unmarried and
was regarded as wealthy and a man ot the
strictest lntcgrltyi J
MovlnictUte Cotton Crop.
New York, OOJ 3. Large bills to the
amount of $165BWw-ere to-day deposited
in the subtreasuBr a transfer of a like
amount ot smaHs to New Orleans to
move the cottDjHExchangcs ot large
bills for small H vver the counter"
at the snbtrcasnKiqanted to $460,000.
"Victim ot ,
Srade Crossing.
BlI. 3i A Dasscncer
train on the
Mown railroad, this
afternoon, at
ale, struct a team
i by Mahlon Gerbart,
that was beingl
ot uniuiwu. c
and one of tba
, was Kuieu ouingut
; was Kiucu.
Struck by a Train on the North
End of Long Bridge.
The Body Wn Droned in Black Coat
nnd Vol, Striped Trousers and
NVejIiuco Shirt Policy Drawings
Were Found in the Pockets No
Clew to His Identity.
An unknown man about forty five years
of age was struck and instantly killed by
passenger train No. 410, of the Pennsyl
vania railroad, from Occoquan, a short
distance from the Long Llridgc on the
District side about 7:.lu o'clock last night.
The body was discoered lying alongside
the track a few minutes after the train
had passed and wassent to the morgue.
The engineer of the train, Trank Child",
did not see an one near the track, and
felt no shock to his engine as he imssed
the end or the bridge, and went on iu to
the station.
Shortly arter the train had passed, how
ever, lot switchman on guard at the-cud of
the bridge was walking doivn the track
and discovered the body lying iu a he-ap
on one side.
He at first thought It was a drunken man,
but closer inspection revealed an ugly
looking gJs.lt on one side ot the man's
head. The switchman notified Police
men pey and He'rbert of his Ilnd, nnd
Dr. Bowniau was summoned. He pro
nounced the man dead, ami the body was
scut to the morgue iu the Fourth precinct
patrol wagon.
The man was struck on the right side,
bis face and right eye being crusned into
pulp. His right arm was bruised aud
broken, the skin being torn olf his right
hand and wrist. There were several
smaller bruises and cuts about the head
and body.
The body was that of a man about
five reet nine fnches tall, weighing about
160 pounds. He had light brown hair
uud mustache slightly sauuy, poor teeth,
aud rather rough hands.
His clothing consisted of a black coat
nnd est, dark trousers, with narrow
light stripes, aud a neglige shirt with a
made-up tie. Ills "underclothing, of flan
nel, was clean and in good condition. Ail
of ids garments were rattier well worn,
however, and were such as a laborer
would wear.
In tlie man's pockets were found a num
ber of policy drawings, but nothing by
which ho could be identified. No money
was found on him, and from the location
of tlie accident and the policy papers in
his possession he had evidently been
visiting tlie gambling Joints on the Vir
ginia side of the Potomac.
The police were informed that a man
named Charles Matthews, had accompanied
the deceased and his address was given as
No. 43 Pierce street. No such person
lives at the house, how ever, and the name
is not known in the neighborhood.
Coroner Hammctt was notified last night
and will investigate the accident this morn
ing. An order was issued lastnlgbt and sent
around to the station houses for the arrest
of Matthews if he can be found.
President Plerola Denies.
(Copyrighted by James Gordon Bennett.)
Lima, Peru, la Galveston, Texas, Oct.
3. President Pierola denies the state
ments sent out from Buenos Ayres, Ar
gentina, that Peru, proposes to demand
from Chill an agreement to place the
pnrv inces ot Tacna and Anca in the hands
of a frii-ndly foreign jiowcr until the nctlon
of tlie Plebiscite is known.
Bin; l Ire at a Fair Grounds.
Kendailvlllc. Ind.. Oct. 3. At noon to
day, while 20,000 people were In the
grounds of the Northern Indiana Fair,
the horse barns were discovered to be on
fire. It took bard work by the people
and fire department to prevent the grounds
beim; swept elear ot buildings. Four hun
dred feet of barns were burned and a
number of valuable horses killed.
Full Municipal Tickets Nominated
by Democrats and Republicans.
Gurmnn-Rusln SInte Put Throngli In
u Jiffy, nnd lloope-r Victorious on
First Ballot of l!e'lniilicun.-.
Baltimore, Oct. 3. While the Demo
crats were nominating Democratic candi
dates at the Lyceum Theater the Repub
licans were settling the rlvalrle-s of candi
dates at Raines Hall.
Both conventions attracted big crowds of
partisans, but the greater amount of in
terest was shown in the Republican meet
ing. It was a foregone conclusion that the
Democrats would put through the slate
submitted by the Gorman Rasln combina
tion, but there was great unce-rtalnty as
to the outcome of the Republican conven
tion. For some time there had be-en a bitter
fight between William T. Mnlstcr, the
shipbuilder, and Noble II. Creager, for
the major.ilty nomination, with Alcaeus
Hooper, a city councilman, trailing along
as the dark horse iu the race.
Alceus Hooper was nominated for mayor
on the first ballot, receiving 103 votes
to 95 for Malstcr, ai.d his nomination wag
made unanimous.
The ticket was completed by the nomi
nation ot Henry Duffy for State's attor
nj; Stephen R. Mason for shertrf; Robert
Ogle for clerk of superior court; A. J.
Sehultz for clerk of circuit court No. 2,
and Frank H. Sloan for city surveyor.
The Democratic convention was very
tame, the slate being rushed through
without division. It is as follows: For
mayor, Henry Williams; State's attorney,
William T. Campbell; sheriff, Thomas F.
Looke; clerk ot the superior court, James
Bond; clerk of circuit court No. 2, William
R. Brewer; city surveyor, Augustus Boul
Big Mills in Warren, R. I., Quickly
' Consumed.
Wnter Supply "Was Totally Insuf
ficient, und Before Aid From Other
Cltie-s, Could Arrive the Buildings
Were Consumed I, GOO People Are
Thrown Out ot Work.
Providence, R. I., Oct. 3. One of the most
destructive fires mat has occurred in this
State In many years this evening destroyed
the buildings constituting the mills olathe
Warren Manufacturing company, at war
ren, ma king fine cbeetmgs and shirtings and
causing a loss of ov er a milhon dollars.
Just how the fire started is not known
yet, but an explosion is said to have oc
curred lu the engine room, i ue are DroKe
out about 7 o'clock and before the Warn n
fire department could get water enough
the mill was well alighted and blazuig
The wajer pressure was ridiculous. The
Warren hose companies could not reach
to the third stories of the mill, while
the fire blazed two stories above, far
out of the reach of the water.
Assistance was demanded and received
from Providence, Fall River ami Bristol,
but the companies from these places could
not do anytbiug when tl.cy reached the
scene". Tne Providence companies went
down on a special train, which leit here
at U o'clock. The Fail River apparatus
was driven to the town.
bo with nothing to prevent lis spread the
fire roared aud crackled and gathered in
everjthlng within its reach. People a
quarter of a mile awaj" move-d their goods
from their houses because the-y knew that
with that disgraceful! iueincient water
supply nothing coald prevent thelestruc
tion of thecntife town if the wind shifted
around to the cast and blew the sparks
on Main and Water streets.
Instead, It turned to the northwest, and
the only thing in reach was a ttial and
wood yard. This suffered some, aud it
was only saved because it was beside the
river, from whlc lithe Providence and
Fall River steamers could pump all the
water necessary.
When this point was reached the big
nillli were practically destroyed, but
across the lane, on which they fronted,
was a boarding house and a tenement
belonging to the corporation which con
trolled the mill.
The boarding house, a big four-story
building, caught fire several times, but
tlie flames were extinguished each time.
The two tenement houses were a little
nearer the mills, and after a time the
sides uf it began to blaze.
The mil Ibaildlng, lncladlng warehouses,
were totally destroyed and a lumber yard
adjoining was badly scorched, as was tho
company's tenements.
Tbcdlsasler will throwaboutl.GOO people
out ot employment.
Insurance, so far as known. Is: On mills
and machinery, SSG0.000; tenements,
$100,000: warehouses nnd contents, not
known. The town Is practically ruined by
the fire.
Albert Ilary Knocked Down mid Ills
Watch Taken.
A case ot highway robliery was reported
to police headquarters yesterday by Al
bert Hary, of No. 300 M street northwest.
Mr. Hary says that whileon his way Vome
on Monday night about 10 o'eloek, and
passing the corner ot Third and M streets
northwest, he was knoeked down by three
men and robbed ot bis wateh and chain.
Mr. Hary could not tell whether the. men
were white or black. The place was very
dark, and the men Jumped on him from the
rear and got away so quickly tuat ne could
not sec their faces.
Courthouse nrel Records Burned.
Montgomery, Ala , Oct. 3 A special to
the Advertiser, says, the courthouse seat,
Andalusia, Coi'ngton county, was Ijui.ied
Tuesday nislit together "with court papers
nnd raunle rirnrfl. It is surmosed the
privale oificc papers, were in a safe.
but ail tne ouiciai ppcra we're uesirujeu.
Sti-pheiis II. Clements, Banjo Artist.
Mr. Stephen 11. Clements, the banjoist,
who has won distinction by his excellent
technique, hasopencd a studio at No. 101G
Elehth street northwest. He attributes Ins
success as a technist to lil.ssj.snin of finger
ing. To those not caring to study the banjo
thoroughly, Mr. Clements guarantees to
teach one w ire per It'sson.
Ge'n.Mahono Between Life nnd Dentil.
Gen. Mnbonc continues lo linger between
life and death, and at mil! night his phy
sicians could observe no change for the
lieutenant Pague Fired Three
Times at Him.
Colonel Was Reviewing Dress Pnrade.
W henthe Assault Was .Made I'ugne
Was Maddened Froni. Drink at the
Time Had Slipped Tretm thcGnardt
!ioue Unobserved.
Chicago, Oct. 3. CoL R. E. A. Crofton, of
the United' States Army, was shot at and
wounded thisatterooonat Fort Sheridan, by
First Lieutenant Pague.
At 4 o'clock this afternoon, while the
colonel was reviewing dress liarade, Lieut.
Pague, who bad lieenconfineiliutliehorpital,
came upon tbegrouudsand deliberately fired
three shots at his superior officer. The
first shot went wide of lu mark, the second
went through thecolunul'acoatand the third
grazed hia abdomen.
Pague would have fired again had not
the colonel jumped from lug horse and
grappled with him Lieut. Pague had
been drinking, and was practically a
maniac. Being so much younger and
stronger than Col. Crofton, the latter wa(
no match for him, and was thrown to the
ground before Lieut. W. H. Plow and
others rushed to his rescue and disarmed
the would be murderer.
As soon as Lieut. Pague was subdued an
ambulance was called toremovethe wounded
colonel, and Pague himself was escorted
to the guardhouse, where he is now being
closely watched. Why the young lieuten
ant should have attempted to take the
life ot his colonel seems to be something
of a mystery, though it is known that be hi
hardly responsible for his actions.
Mr. Pague Is addicted to drli-k, acd
has on two occasions been an Inmate ottbe
establishment for drunkards at Dwighr.
It appears that be has lately returned to
his old habits, and was to-day in the
army hospital getting rid of the effects
of bis last spree. In some way he got
past the hospital guards and was not
missed until after the shooting occurred.
The affair has caused great excitement
at Fort Sheridan, and the escape of
Col. Crofton, who is thecommandant at the
post, from death Is considered miraculous.
The wound received by the officer is pain
ful, though cot thought to be serious.
Smashed a Window Where Supreme
Jndjjes' Picture Was show n.
John J- Sheeban, a noidier, forty-one
years old, was arrest-d lat night by Po
liceman lirady. of the bixth precinct, and
locked tip at the station Louse, charged
with destroying prirate propertv. J. B.
Jarvis. the photographer, was the com
plainant. Mr. Jarvis bad Just placed in the window
a large group photograph or the Judges of
the .Supreme Court, and Shoe nan with a
lively Jag came along. He was taking la
the sights as be wanJrrrd and when he
saw the array of pictures In the wlndoiv
be stopped. His eye rested on the pho
tograph or the Jurists and It glittered.
"Them are the people that keep me out
of a Job," he said to a bystander, and ha
walked out to a tree box. A half a
britk was lying on the ground, and pick
lug it up, he sent it crashing through the
Policeman Brady happened along In time
to hear the crash and place the disturber
under arrest. He will be tried in tht
police court to-elay.
Gen. Fstevnn liar- Mnrteil for the
1 rentier to Suppress It.
(Copyright by James Unrdon Bennett )
Buenos Ayres. Argentina, via Galveston,
Tex., Oct. J. The Herald's corresponded;
in Montevideo. Uruguay, telegraphs at
1110 to night that Uen. Ksterau started
to nlcht with a lorce uf cavalry fur the
U goes to try to suppress a revolution
which was started to-day by the Blanco
party, aided by several men who had
been engage-d In the rebellion hi Rio Grande
do hul. Brazil.
The revolutionists are well armed, and
it is said tbey are led by Apanaeio Saralva.
Their Relations to Be I)lrussetl by the
tht Kaiser und Hohcnlohe.
(Copj righted by James Gordon Eennctt.)
New York. Oct. 3. Chaucelor VonHohen
lohe will probably Join the Kaiser at Hubcr
tusstoek on Saturday, in order to discuss
the relations subsisting between Germany
and Russia.
A member of the e hincclerle declares that
the Kaiser's letter to the Czar is a proof
that the relations between the two courts
are cxi-ellent.
The ministry has ordered all foreigners
who may be regarded with suspicion to b
exielled fmm the country.
Factory Fireman Cnuclit "II a Rapidly
Heolii!r Ian.
Pittsburg, Pa , Oct. ,t Ernst Wilt, fire
man at the Western Leather Company's
works, Allegheny, was whirled to death
toslay, his clothing entchfrg on the shaft
of a rapidly revolving fan, which be was
Wnt's arm and head were severed from
his bcxlyr The accident was the result
of recklessness.
Wilt was forty-eight years of age, and
leaves a widow and several children.
Receivers fort lieNorthernPnclflo.
New York, Oct. 3. Application was
made before Judge Lacombe in the United
States Circuit Couit to-day for the removal
ot Rcvcivers Oake, Payne.aud Rouse from
control ot the Northern Pacific Railroad
Company, and for the confirmation of the
npA)intment ot Edward 11. Mellenry and
F. U. Bigc'low as receivers by Judge Jen
kins, of the United States Circuit Court
of Wisconsin, which appointments were
recently confirmed by Judge Sanborn at St.
Judge Lacombo postponed the bearlnc
until October 11.
Prof. Rogers' Death IiistantaueouH.
Boston, Mass , Oct. 3. The autopsy on
the body of the late Prof Eliot F. Rogers,
of the chemical department of Harvard
College, to-dav, revealed a large (..uantlljr
of cyanide of potassium in the stomach
and that immediately following its In
troduction the professor drurk a glass ot
water. It is the opinion of the expertc
that death was almost instantaneous.
" Failure of a Hardware Firm.
Chicago, Oct. 3. Tho wholesale hard
ware firm of Edwin Hunt's Sons, one of
the oldest bjslress houses In Chicago,
failed to-day. The assets, consisting ot
ae-cojiitsr etc., are placed at 533.000, the
liabilities at 523,000. Slowness ot col
lection is assigned as the cause of failure.
Coxey Challeiiircs Campbell to Debate.
Zanesville. O., Oct. 3 A letter, challeng
ing ex Gov. James E. Campbell. Uemocratlo
candidate for governor, tu a Joint debate
with Jacob S. Covey. Popnliftt candidate for
governor, was to-aav sent to Charles M.
Aniierfon, chairmanottbe RtmocraticStata
executive committee, at Columbas.
For Gen. Poo' Funeral.
Detroit. Mich., Oct. 3 President Wil
liam Livingston, of the Lake Carriers' As
sociation, has asked Secretary of War La
mont. to close the St. Mary's Falls canal for
two hours during the funeral or Gen. O. M,
Poe, ou Saturday.
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