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cuba's mm bright
Spain's Tyranny Drives Influen
tial Men to the Insurgents.
Merchants View tile Increasing De
gression With Alar m, a ml Fln'iinclal
Unhcnlthlncss Operates for the
lltt riots Causer-New Government
Working Smoothly.
Santiago lo Cuba, Oct. 1, via Key West,
Oct. 9 Last night a parly or tweuty
young men of the most prominent farjtllics
of tills city, left for the field, well pro.
Yidcd with riries and ammunition and a.
large quantity of provisions and medicines.
Thee yonug men. wiio have lieen work
ins quietly for the revolution here, de
uded to colli lime their labors in the field,
as they had been informed against by a
Spaniard who was working: Willi them at
Now that the Spanish government lias
begun to Imprison respectable men In
all parts of the island, many sympathizers
and many who are working in the cities
nre leaving to Join the ranks of the" in
surgents In the field, preferring to be
there rather than to run the risk of im
The financial and commercial situation
of Cuba Is growing worse every day,
and the Siianish merchants are mu,ch dis
couraged. There Is great enthusiasm,
however, among the Cubans. They are
Tery hopeful, and they speak of their
ultimate triumph as a certainty, while
the Spaniards consider the situation very
They plainly sec the victories the rebels
obtain over them in the engagements. In.
ipite of the claims of the official reports,
and they are well aware of the sym
pathy that the American people have for
the cause of Cuban Independence. The
Cubans hope that this smypathy sooner or
later will result in strong and opportune
help to the cause.
Those who argued that the Cubans
tould not be recognized as belligerents
because they needed to have a rcgulargov
ernment acting, were surprised to learn
that a government had been organized and
the fundamental laws of the republic of
Culia were formally proclaimed.
Official confirmation of this news has
been received here and also that the In
dependence of the Island of Cuba was
Miltinnly declared on September 23, at
Anton de Puerto, Principe province.
The organization of the government with
Bctancourt as President, has already been
announced In these dispatches.
and Roirigucz have been appointed major
tenernls. Jose Maceo will lead the opera
tions in Baracoa, Guantananio, Mayarl aud
Santiago -de Cuba, Maso la Manzanlllo,
Bayanio and Ilolguln, Sanchez In the Villas
and Rodriguez la Camaguey. Gomez and
Maceo are plotting t lie invasion of Matanzas.
The headquarters of the new government
have been established in Puerto Principe
nrovince, and a systematic government is to
be maintained.
On September 28 a Spanish column, 400
strong, met a party of Insurgents, 300 In
number, rathe LomadelGato. They fought
ind twenty-four soldiers killed and eighty
three soldiers wounded. The insurgents
wounded. The Spaniards had to abandon
helr position on top of Loma del Galo, leav
ing a quantity of provisions, which the rebels
enor Vnrotia Glses His Vlens on tlio
Culian Resolution.
New York, Oct. S.Scnor Henrique Jose
Varona, one of the most eminent living
Cubans, a noted writer on philosophy and
literature, and a prominent member of
the autonomist party, formerly editor of
an autonomist paper, was interviewed on
bis arrival yesterday on the steamship
Seneca, from Havana, as to the statements
recently made by Scnor Morlcro, another
Air. Varona contradicted pointedly the
assertions made by Air. Alortcro and de
clared that the revolution In Cuba, far from
being insignificant was a most serious
movement, progressing rapidly and daily
gaining both in extent and strength.
'He said that If itsinward march was not
checked and for the present he did not see
what could check it. It would reach before
long all through the western extremity of
the island. The Cuban people of that
section were quite prepared for It and, if
they had not yet risen It was for lack of
means to do so.
The revolutionary spirit was so rampant
that an outbreak might take place at any
moment. Matanzas was a boiling caldron
and so was Clcnfuegos, and the other cities
which apparently remained quiet. They
xere only waiting for an opportunity. Air.
Varona said that he could count on the
fingers of his hand the Cubans who were
not heart and soul with the revolution, al
though many of them, unable to leave the
phye, were compelled to act as If they
rc on the Spanish side.
Insnrgents Blow Up tlio Rnilwny
Struct u re nt Sngun La Clilca.
navana, Oct. 0. Rebels exploded a
dynamite cartridge under one of the pillars
of the Saguas railway bridge over the
River Sagua La Chica last evening, slightly
damaging tlio structure. The Injury was
repaired immediately.
Tho money chest and light artillery of the
wrecked cruiser Cristobal Colon have been
raised from Uic sunken hulk.
Olney Amy Send a Confidential Agent
to the- Isli rid.
A confidential agent of the State De
partment may be sent to Cuba.
It Is understood here that Secre
tary Olney is seriously considering such
a step In order that the administration
may be placed In possession of the actual
situation on tlio Island.
While the Secretary has given the Cuban
matter a great deal of consideration, he
has been unable to arrive at conclusions
which will enable the Department to act.
Tho reports received are so conflicting
that he considers it highly important that
ho should know the true status of the rev
olutionists, that-thc- President and State
Dopartment may be In a position to intelli
gently determine whether tlie Cubans shall
be recognized ns belligerents, or, If not,
wliat should be the proper attitude of this
Government toward Spain and the Cubans.
The Spanish side of the case Is repre
sented by Scnor de Lome, and that diplo
matist naturally tries to convince the State
Concluded on Fourth Tase-
Confusion in the Episcopal Conven
tion Over tkePrimateship.
Amendments l'iled Upon the Bishops'
Report Until tlio Jlembers Could
Not Distinguish tlie Original.
Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. Q. When the
Episcopal deputies adjourned to-nCght after
any previous day of the general convention,
nine-tenths or more of the number were
groping in the dark aud wondering Just
''where they are at."
For hour after hour debate had been pro
gressing on the report from bishops desig
nating by the title of "Primate" the one
whosoni cdayln the dim and distant future
might by virtue of seniority be the head of
thechurch, but amendment afteramendment
had bienplled uponeoch olhcrand llivn dove
tailed into each other and then the whole
mass kneaded Into a big ball upon which was
planted a substitute that covered anything
and evcrytliing that had gone before it
that the parliamentarians themselves were
bewildered aud confusion became con
founded. To-morrow morning a vigorous effort
will be niadeto agree with the representa
tive of the hUfmps and clear the matter
from the calendar.
The only important development of the
day was the reaffirmations by the House
of the title "Bishop Coadjulator" as a
substitute for "Assistant Bishop." and the
receipt of a message from the house of
bishops approving the section of article 4,
or the revision, providlug for the creation
of five "provinces" In this country, each
province to be presided over by an "Arch
bishop." The provision of the, revision Is "the
bishops of each province shall elect one
of their number to be primate of the
province." The message will come up
for consideration later. It is (aid to-night
that the bishops have gone through seven
articles of the constitution, while the
home is still on the third section of the
Connecticut Regiment Dedicates n
Monument at Winchester.
Winchester, Va., Oct. 9. The monument
to the memory or theEigbleenthConnccticut
Volunteers, who fcllduringthelatc war, was
dedicated In the National Cemetery hereto
day. Forty-one veterans arrived last night and
they spent the early morning hours In driv
ing to the points of interest. About 10:30
they proceeded in carriages to the National
Cemetery, preceded by the Friendship Mili
tary Band.
At the cemetery prayer was offejed by
Rev. A. C. Green, of Connecticut, An ad
dress of welcomeby Mayor Lupton, of Win
chester, was resiwnded to by Gen. W. G.
Ely. William Carothers then presented the
monumeiuon behalf of thccouunittcc, tothe
regiment as theglftof theState of Connecti
cut. It was accepted by Capt- Brady, who
formally turned It over to the National
Cemetery. .
Were Not Allowed to "Wear the Button
in it Cnthollc Church.
Port Huron, Mich., Oct. 0. Fred Smith,
a veteran, was buried this morning under
the nuspicca of William Sanborn Post, G.
A. R.
Tlie services were held at St. Joseph's
Catholic Church, and conducted by Father
Spaeth. Wheu the pallbearers arrived at
the church door they were requested by the
priest to remove their G. A. R. badges. This
they ref used to do and remained on the out
side until the services were over.
The veterans are angry over the matter.
Father Spaeth said that In requesting the
soldiers to remove their badges he was only
following the rules of the diocese, which
states that no society, not approved by the
church, is iiemilttcd to wear regalia in the
church. It is not because the church is
opposed to the Grand Army, but because it
is not a Catholic organization.
Salt Lake City Chosen ns Next Con
iviitlon l'laco.
Augusta, Ga.. Oct. !. The morning of
the third day of the Fire Chiefs' Associa
tion was devoted to tlie inspection of the
exhibits of the different fire fighting ap
pliances and practical tests of many of
At the night session the officers of the
association for the ensuing year were
elected. They are: President, Chief Frank
Hills, of Wyoming. Ohio; treasurer, D. C.
Larkin, Dayton, Ohio; and vice presidents
rrom each State, Territory and Province
of Canada.
By the untiring cfrorts of Chief Devinc,
of Salt Lake City, Utah, he secured the con
vention for 1S9G. Salt Lake City re
ceived 81 votes, Duluth 20; Reading, Pa.,
19; and Portland, Ale.. 7. The convention
having finished all business, adjourned.
Foreign Officers Will Go With the
Battleship on Saturday.
Philadelphia, Oct. 9. The battleship
Indiana will sail from Cramp's shipyard
on Baturday morning for her trial off
the New England coast.
" The Russian and Japanese governments
will be represented aboard by their naval at
taches at Washington, Past Captain Mort
wargo and Commander N. Mityaoka. Ocn.
D. W. Flagler, chief of ordnance, will repre
sent the land arm of the Bcrvlce. .
The trial board to-day made Its inspection
of the ship, but this was a mere formality,
as the Indiana has been constructed under
the direction of naval officers. Admiral
Ramsey waR also at the shipyard to-day
and went aboard the ship with the trial
Wnshliigtonlans in New York.
(Special to TheTlmes.)
New York. Oct. 9. Arrivals: Mrs. Bar
ker. T. II. Sherman, H. G. Brouse, Mrs. G.
B. Welch, MUs L. McGill, Miss A. Metz
and Aliss B. Ruliensteln, buyers for Wood
ward & Lothrop, Mrs. J. W. Paddon, Mrs.
Renunlck. and Airs. W. Smith, SL Denis;
Mr. and Airs. A. G. Bell, M. M. Armstrong,
C II. ll.nlson, E. H. Bnthr, and J. W.
Smith. Gluey; D. R. Case, W.E.Curtis, E.G.
Thomas, and I). E. Stevens, New Amster
dam; B. F. Gilbert, W. N. Hallman, J.
AlcGraw, A. S. Coon, J. E. Davis, A. T.
Hatch, B. K. Tieall, and Airs. S. M. Miller,
Astor; E. N. Graz and J. II. Compton, St.
Cloud; C. L. Sturtevant, II. Rowley, and B.
Adams. Imperial; D. K. Varzatidlan, Mrs.
E. R. Bulklcy, T. Hyde, AI. T. Crawford,
and AI. A. Jnnncy, Everett; W. H. Church,
P.J. Byrne, E.D.Furves, II. L.Townshend,
and L. Kaufman, Grand Union; J. B.
Halloway, Iiartholdi; A. S. Healy, W. G.
Warden, and C. J. Wadsworth.St.Btephcns;
R. Hazellon. Sinclair; II. B. Hodges, 8. E.
Slater, W. D. Wood, and I. M. Potter, Stur
tevant; M. Pierce, n. E. AIllls, H. M.
Taltnnm. and D. I. Alurphy. Alorton;
H. K. Van Busldrk. Broadway Central; H.
Cromwell and J. W- Davis, Nctherland;
G. F. Harney, Mr. aud Mrs. P. Murray,
and E. F. Wilcox, all of the United States
Armv, and F. S. Hamlin, Grand; Mrs. W..
A. Haury and Miss Haury, Westminster;
W.P. Rice, Barrett; Mrs. H.S. Turner, Park
Avenue: E. C. Knowcr, U. S. A., Coleman;
Gen. Albert Ordwny and Henry Calver,
Hoffman, and W. B. Jennings, St. James.
If He Remains
General Secretary of the Y.M.C.
" A. Succumbs to Typhoid.
Only Forty-two Ycnrs Old and for
Nearly Ten Years Ho Devoted Ills
Energies to the Extension of His
Association Meeting of tho Gov
ernors and Expressions of Sorrow.
James E. Pugh, for the past eight years
the general secretary and the active leader
of the Young Men's Christian Association
work In this city, died yesterday at 4:30
p. m. at the homo of his brother-in-law. Air.
H. W. Olmsted, No. 2108 Ward place
northwest. At his bedside were his de
voted wife, with her sister, Mrs. Olmsted,
Mr. Olmsted, Assistant Secretary Harris,
and other near friends
He passed away quietly In the Christian's
triumph over death. There was left an
expression of perfect peace upon his fea
tures. Air. Pugh was taken sick two weeks ago
to-day, but thought nothing of his indis
position and refused to go to bed. He
was busy organizing to raise the money to
erect a building for the association In
place of that recently burned. He had on
band also preparations for the annual
meeting. It was not until Saturday, when
he found that he had typhoid fever, that
he gave up.
During the first two or three days he was
very sick bat on Monday ho was better.
His fever was lower and on Tuesday itsank
below 100. Yesterday after midnight even
he seemed still to be improving, but with
appeared. Ills fever rose rapidly and other
dangerous conditions appeared.
Dr. C. W. Brown, who had. been attending
hlnitpalledliiDrs.Magrudcr, Aluucasterand
also other medical help but the case was
beyond hope. Shortly after noon their
patient began tosink and there was no rally
from that time till the end.
As soon as the fact became known, words
of sympathy began pouring in from Air.
Pugh's hundreds of friends. A meeting
of the board of mauagersof the Y. M.C. A.
was called at the rooms in the Lcnman
Among those present wcrei President
Williamson, Messrs. S. W. Woodward,
John B. Lnrncr, William B. Gurley, Col.
George True'dell, Herbert L. Olmsted,
J. H. Leckllter, Judge Anson S. Taylor,
E. W. Woodruff, T. A. Harding, Fred. E.
Toskcr, J. C. Pratt aud G. W. Swarlzcll.
A resolution, drafted by a committee com
posed of Messrs. Williamson, Woodward,
Larner and Harding, was adopted, as
"We the board of managers of the
Young Men's Christian Association, of
Washington, D. C, do express deep regret
at the sudden death ot our general secre
tary. Air. James E. Pugh, whose life had
been spent in touching and inspiring young
men to live useful and noble lives."
Mr. Williamson 6ald each member of the'
board of directors felt that he had lost a
personal friend, the association an earnest
and efficient officer, and the communltyy
a useful citizen.
The funeral services will be held at
Founday M. E. Church Friday morning at
9:15 o'clock. Revs. Oliver A. Brown, of
Foundry; Teunls S. Hamlin, of the Church of
the Covenant, and Dr. George Elliot, former
pastor of Foundry, but no w at Spring Garden
Church in Philadelphia, will conduct the
services. Dr. Elliot will preach the funeral
sermon by Joint request of Airs. Pugh and
the association managers. The Interment
will be at Strondsbnrg, Pa., where Mrs.
Pugh's home is.
Honorary pall-bearers were appointed last
night as follows: A. S. Woodward, T. A.
Harding, E. W. Woodruff, Col. George
Trnesdcll, William B. Gurley, and J. C.
James E. Pugh was born at Kingston,
Canada, in 18B2. He was a graduate of
Kingston Military Institute. After leaving
school he traveled for a Canadian firm
nnd became acquainted in the States.
Whdnali ttle past his majorltyhedetermincd
to make this country his home and became
At Stroudsburg, Fa., ho became greatly
Interested In church work and first dis
covered his power in Influencing young
men to take up the Christian life. He then
also became acquainted with Miss Alice
Burnett and in 1880 they were married.
Last month they celebrated their fifteenth
anniversary. At Stroudsburg Mr. Pugh
continued In business until ho got an offer
from a large drug firm in Philadelphia
'Concluded on Second Paso.
Indifferent Longer Japan
Granted on Account'iof Incompati
bilityNo Sensational Charges.
New York, Oct. 9. It Is. learned from Mr.
W. G. Maxwell, of the law.flrm of Cbanler,
Maxwell & Philip, lSOBroadwny, that a
decree of divorce on tbcground of Incom
patibility has been granted Mrs. Amelle
Rives Chaulcr. ,
There was no opposition to the decree.
Nothing In the pleadings or the proceed
ings reflected on either (Ofrtlie iiartles.
JIu lingers Atinors, iMcVlckery nnd
Brooks Have Forni&l a Syndicate.
Detroit, Allcb., Oct. 0. Henry C. Allner,
J. II. McVIpkery, and Joseph Brooks to
day completed the plans for a ssnClcatc
in the control of theatrical matters, that
will haveanlmponantbejarlng on the future
of the stage. Their plan, is to supply their
own and otberthcaters with good theatrical
entertainment. '
They have hired an agent In London to
watch for the best productions there and
to secure options on anything that is novel.
They have also contracted v iih George R.
Sims, of London, to write a melodrama,
with WoolsonMoreeandJ.Chccvcr Goodwin
to write a musical comedy, and with
Pierre de Courccllts for an historical play.
They -willsc-cure two companies made up
of the best people they can hire, and one
of these will open next June in a musical
comedy at McVicker's Theater, Chicago,
the other opening in Miner's Filth Avenue
Theater, New York, In the fall in Sim's
new melodrama. Thesyndlcate will adopt
trade marks for all its companies and plays.
Forty Thousand People Welcomed
It nt tlii- Exposition.
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 9 An imposing. civil
lud military parade this morning, escorted
the Liberty Bell to the exposition park.
The procession was Cwo. miles long. It
was watihed by countless thousands of
spectators along the'llne of march. Public
school children were present In Immense
There were fully 40.000 people on the
grounds. The bell was enthusiastically
cheered along the route. Delegations
or divtiuguished citizens from other States
participated in the exercises and pleas
ures of the day.
Never wassuch an enthusiastic and patri
otic demonstration .witnessed in Atlanta's
history. It was the niost notable day
it the exposition. The c--rclses began at
the grounds at 12 o'clock?
Bids Submitted for the State of Alary
land's Interest in It.
Annapolis, Aid., Oct. 9. Gov. Brown,
as president of the boardof public works,
opened bids to-day for the purchase of the
State's interest lntlia Chesapeake and Ohio
There wero twobldsasfollows: Richard
C. Kerens, of St. LouisA $520,000, and
Cowen. Bryan AJJoml. $310,000.
The Washington and Cumberland Railroad
Company submitted a proposition to take
tho canal and use It for abroad bed under
certain conditions.. ,
Socialist Ellenboiren Yas Expelled
Because "Hei Talked.
Breslau, Oct. 9. The. arrfst and expul
sion from Germany of-Dr. Eunnogen, Aus
trian delegate to .the Socialist congress,
yesterday is attributed ;to a. speech dellv
tred by him in laudation Of, socialism, to
gether with the fact of his cntcringGcrmany
without proper papers.
The report of the expulsion from the con
gress of Frau Zelldn, the editress of the
Stuttgart Glckhhcit, was, erroneous. Bhe
delivered a speech In thq congress upon the
subject of the emancipation of women.
m a m
Died at a Hundred and Three.
Detroit, Allch., Oct- 8. Hlnda Fink,
aged 103, died here yesterday at the resi
dence ot her daughter. Airs. Freedman,
No. 352 Clinton -street. She was born in
8chwendt, Poland, in 1792. and came to
this country and. city fourteen years ago.
She had been a widow for f orty-four-years.
She was remarkably active up to within
thrccmontbs, when she began to fail.
Fatal Floods In Italy.
Rome, Oct. 9. Severe alu storms have
caused floods in'' several parts of Italy.
Many deaths by drowning nrereportcd,
and there has been .serious loss or cattle,
crops and propeity.i "Injniany places tho
"railways Imvebeeirinunaated-aud traffic
stopped. Alnrerdefluilo details are not
yet obtainable: igjS?
Another False larm of Fire.
A false alarm ot fire was sounded from
Box 124 about 8:07 o'clock last night.
Will Take Her.
Hot Springs Chosen for the Cor-bett-Fitzsimmons
Governor Clark Says It Shall Not Tako
1'lacv, But A in ploGon rant co Against
Non-Interference Has Been Given.
Date t he Sumo ns Before Investiga
tions by Travis County Grnjid Jury.
Fort Worth, Tex., Oct.9. The conference
at Dallas regarding the Corbelt-Fitzsim-xnons
prize fight ended nlwut 6 o'clock this
evening, and Hot Springs, Ark., was se
lected as the locatioutor the battle. The
a misdemeanor with u maximum fine of
Gov. Clarke, of Arkansas, says the fight
shall not take place, but the managers are
satisfied with the very strong presentation
made by the Hot Springs agents and se
lected that place. The date ia the same
October 31.
Tho declaration from Washington this
morning that federal interference was a
certainty, destroyed Ardmorc's chances.
The trainers, fighters and others of the
interested parties were before the Travis
county grand Jury to-day at Austin, and
tho indications are good for indictments
for Stuart, Corbett and Fitzslnimons for
conspiracy In Texas to commit a feloiiy
in another State.
Dallas, Tex., Oct. 9. At a meeting of the
Corbett-Fitzsiiunions prize fight promoters
held in this city this afternoon, Martin
Julian, Fitzslnimons' representative, caused
n big sensation by making a direct proposi
tion to William A. ltrady, representing Cor
bett, that Brady dldnotseoflttolmmedlately
Julian's proposition was that in the
event the Florida Athletic Club can not
bring off the battle anywhere, then Fitz
slmmons will light Corbett for the stakes
alone, $10,000, a side. In private, with
sK men on a side. Corbett has not ac
cepted. Austin, Tex., Oct. 9. William Dclaney,
Dr. McDonald, John AlcVey and Joe Cor
bett, of Corbett's party, were all before
the grand Jury this morning, and it is
learned they were questioned very closely
as to- the actions or Corbett and Fltzsim
mons In preparing for their fight.
It Is the evident intention of tlie grand
Jury to drive Corbett and Fltzslmmons
out of the State by finding Indictments
against them under tlie common law for
assisting a light on Texas soil. Delaney
and party return to San Antonio this af
ternoon. They say they are through testi
fying and really know no more now than
San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 9. Corbett did
but little training work to-day owing
to the absence of all or his trainers who
are at Austin as wituesses before the
district grand Jury. He took a long walk
this morning and exercised with the
athletic appliances but spent the after
noon quietly at his cottage with his wife.
Corbett stated this evening to the United
Press correspondent that he was perfectly
willing to fight in Hot Springs, Ark., if
the fight can be pulled off there wiiUBut
Interference. He stated that he had re
ceived no word from Alanager Brady to
day as to the result of the conference at
Dallas. Brady is at Austin also and
President Stuart will probably not render
a decision as to the location of the fight
until the grand Jury makes its report
Corpus Christi, Tex., Oct. 9. The an
nouncement from Dallas to-day that It the
date and place of the fight is not made
.known insldo of forty-eight hours tlio
forfeit money will be given to Corbett and
Fltzslmmons, and the fight declared orf,
does not satisfy Fltzslmmons. He Is
anxious for the fight to take place. Fltz
slmmons is rapidly improvinglnhls training.
Only a Landslide,
St. Johns, N. F., Oct.9. The report that
earthquakes had occurred in Newfoundland
yesterday is untrue. A heavy rain storm
which has been prevailing caused a land
slide, blocking railroads and destroying
a few bridges. This fact probably gave
rise to the report of Eeismic disturbances.
Auction Sales To-day.
Eighth street southeast brick dwelling,
No. 709, part lot 21r square 904. Sale
Thursday, October 10, 4:30 p. m.. Imme
diately thereafter frame dwelling "on I
street southeast. No. 706, part lot 4, square
904. By, order of Samuel Cross and J.
Holdswortli Gordon, trustees.
DUNCANSON BROS. .Auctioneers.
Singular Death of an Engineer in
a Kailroad Wreck.
Train Jumped the Track and Itolled
Over on Another Hond Several
Persons Seriously Injured.
Johnstown, Pa., Oct. 9 The mall ex
press on the Pennsylvania railroad which
lelt Philadelphia at 7 a. in. to-day was
wrecked at Alanor Station, near Pimburg,
at 7SI0 to-night, and one man was killed,
several fatally and ten or twelve seriously
The wreck occurred about 150 yards
west of Manor'wbile the train was running
at the rate of fifty miles per hour. The
second car from the rear Jampcd the track
and rolled over on Its side across the
tracks of the Manor Valley railroad.
John W. Alillcr, the conductor of a Tenn
sylvanld Kailroad freight. No. V,15G, which
was i"Ie-track-ed, was standing on one of
the tracks waiting for the mail express to
pass. When the car of the latter flew the
rails It struck Alillcr, instantly killing him.
John Baker, a mall carrier ut Alanor, who
was also standing nearby, was struck by the
car and seriously, but not fatally injured.
As quitlly as iossible after the wreck
had occurred, a train was made up, and
the sixty or r-.-ire passengers In the
wrecked cars, including six or seven of
the injured, were taken to Pittsburg.
The names of the injured atAIanor are
unobtainable, but there ure three or four
there In a precarious condition, ifcclud
lug a man and wife, i-elther ot whom will
give their names.
Eight doctors, with stretchers, arrived
at Manor at 11:30 to-night, on a special
tra in fromPitL'burg. to attend the wounded.
Gen. Ma hone's Remains Laid to Best
by Ills Former Comrades.
Petersburg, Va., Oct. 9. Gen. Alahone's
remains reached here at 10 o'clock this
morning from Washington and were met at
the depot by an Immense crowd. A. P. II 111
Camp of Confederate Veterans and other
ex-Confederate soldiers turned out in large
The botly was placed in a hearse drawn
by five white horses and taken to the late
residence of the deceased on Market 6trcet,
where it was viewed by a large number of
St. Paul's Episcopal Church was taxed
to its utmost capacity this afternoon at
4 o'clock. Quite a large crowd came
over from Richmond, among whom were
members of R.E.Lee Camp of Confederates
and several prominent Ueptil)IIcans,"who
were warm friends of General Alahnne.
The "Petersburg Grays" aud A. P. Hill
Camp of Confederate Veterans, and other
old foldiers. who served under Alahone
during the war lietween the Pts;.j t
tended the funeral in a body and escorted
tho remains to the cemetery..
The funeral service was conducted by
Rev. C. R.Hains. rector of Grace Episcopal
Church in this city. The Interment was
in the family vault of the deteased in
Blandfnrd Cemetery, and thousands or peo
ple witnessed the procession as it pr-sed
through the streets.
rut on natform "Without Bljzotry,
Fnrltanlsni and Rooseveltlsni."
New York, Oct. 9. The Democratic
county convention met, to-night at Tam
many Hall aud nominated the following
For Justices of the Supreme Court,
Charles II. Truax, Hendntk Smyth and
Charles MacLean.
For Judges of the Court ot General-Sessions,
Joseph E. Newburger aud General
Martin T. AlcAIahou.
For Justice of the city court, Robert A.
Yanw'ck, John P. fcuchrnan, and .Edward
F. Dwycr.
For county clerk, Henry D. Pursoy.
For register, William Sohmt-r.
The convention was called to order at
8:10 p. m. William Sutzer was named
as temporary chairman, and made a brief
speech. In which he advocated a liberal
platform, "a platform," as he pat it.
"without race, without creed, without
bigotry, without Puritanism, and without
Roosevelt Ism either."
Steamer Africa Believed to Have
Foundered In On en Sound.
5tokcs Bay, Ont., Oct. 9. On Monday
evening the steamer Africa, of Owen
Sound, coal laden, having iu tow the
barge Severn, of Toronto, also coal laden,
was proceeding up Lake Huron, bound
for Owen Souud, when, owing to heavy
weather, she $vas compelled to let the
Severn go.
The Severn being stripped of canvas,
had to run before tlie gale until Loyal
Island was reached, where she went on
"he beach and now lies a total wreck.
The crew, who were saved by some
fishermen, after being in the rigging twenty
hours, say that soon after beiug cast off
by the Africa, the latter vessel, which
had been rolling heavily, suddenly disap
peared aud they think she went down with
all on board.
He Declines to Discu-sLordSackvlllo's
Latest Out-Break.
Loudon, Oct. 9. The representative ot
the United Pres called tc-day upon Am
bassador Bayard, who is the guest of the
Marquis of Bath.nt Longleat, Warminster,
Wiltshire, In reference to the attack made
upon him by Lord Sackville.
Air. Bayard said that the matter was
entirely out ot his hands and was contained
in the official diplomatic correspondence
exchanged between Great Britain and the
United StalC3, iu 1888.
Mr. Bayard added that he would say
nothing more, the foregoing being all
that was necessary.
President ot ncd Cross Society at
Women's National Council.
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 9. Miss Clara Barton
was the starspeaker at theNatlonal Council
of Womeii to-day. Her address on the
Red Cross movement was delivered In the
Woman's Building.
Tho second number on tlie programme
was the "report of the committee on
dress," which was read by Annie White
Johnson of Illinois, a woman prominent
Iu her Slate. The National League of
Colored Women was represented by Sarah
L. Frauklin.a young colored woman from
Washington. Hannah J. Bailey of Alalne,
read a paper on the Woman's Foreign
Missionary Union. The other papers on
the programme went over until to-morrow.
West Vlrclnla Town Burned.
Bayard, W. Va., .Oct. 9. Fire stnrted
here at midnight. Thirty houses were de
stroyed and at one time it looked ns If the
entire town would be burned. The loss is
estimated at $r0.000, and many poor people
are made homeless.
Cruel to His Horse.
Charles Smith, a grocer, was arrested
last evening by Tollceman Britt, ot No.
3 precinct, on ccmplalnt of HumaneVOf
ficer Eabbitt. who charges Smith with
having been cruel to bis horse.
Denies He Killed or Assaulted
Blanche Lamont. ,
Accompanied tho Girl at Her Bequest
on the Day ot the JInrder and Left
Herat JIip Church Never Saw Her
Again Not on the Car With Her.
Fixing Burners In the Organ Loft,
Ban Francisco, Oct. 9. The sensation of
the defense iu the Durrant case was intro
duced to-day whenTnodor.eDurrantuokth
stand. Hewalkedtoltwltbafirmstepand
related bU story ot what transpired on the
3d of April with characteristic coolness.
He was permitted to trace bis movements
from tb: time he left his home inthemornlng
until be retired at ngltit.
that ot Organist King, b-at on the way met
Blanche Lamont, who was standing on a.
corner walling for a car. As she said she
was late for school, Durrant, at her sug
gestion, accompanied her as far as the
school while he bimseqlt went to Cooper
College where he remained until noon. At
theluiernilssion neleittjiecolleseforahalf
Jioar. On returning he learned that the
early afternoon lecture had been tpined.
Ile then walked a few blocks with an
other student, remaining away from the
college about an hour. He mentioned two
students with whom he conversed at tho
college after noon. One of the-e. Student
Diggins, has already testified that he had
a conversation, as stated by Durrant, but
he did not remember the date. Durrant
said be attended the lecture or Dr. Cheney
that afternoon, which began at 3:30 and
lasted forty-five minutes.
He said be remained at the lecture until
its close, and took notes, which were
produced and put in evidence. These notes,
as introduced, were made by him at the
After the lecture. Durrant said he left
the college and went by car to within a
block of the church, aud thence walked
to it, entering it by the rear door. He
went to the library room, there left. his
coat and then went to the auditorium
floor. His purpose in going to the church
was to fix the vibrator on the electric
apparatus connecting with one of the sun-
itirner. and he intended at first to reach
this by going up to the attic in the rear
part of the church. He did start up that
way. but ihanged his mind and went up
to the gallery In front. leaving a door
In the rear open.
In the gallery he turned the gas partly
on and then ascended to the- space oc
cupied by the sunburncrs by means of a
ladder. He repaired the electric vibrator
on one of the burners, then tried all the
Jets to see that they would light from the
ilcctrie spark and rinding everything sat
isfactory descended to the gallery and
turned off the gas. While working on
vibrator the odor of the gas nauseated him
and made htm feel faint.
From the gallery where he turned off
the gas there was a staircase In front
by which lie could have descended to tho
library room In the first floor where his
.coat was. but instead of taking it he
passed through the auditorium of the church
and went down n rear stairway to the
floor below where Organist King was
"practicing on a piano. His reason fur
going down this way was that he desired
to close the rear door he had left open
when he changed his mind about the way
he should get to the sunburncrs.
Durrant said he heard Kins-playing on
the piano while he was at work on the
sunburner and knew King was In the
Sunday-school room when he went thither.
Had he desired to do so, he might have
gone down the front staircase, got his
coat, and left the i lurch, unknown to King,
who did not have a view of the front part
of the edifice. Durrani's description of
what occurred when lie came into tie room
where King was agreed with what King
had testified to. While King was absent
to get him the bronio-scltzcr. Durrant said
he lay down on a platform, with his hands
under his head, and rested until King re
turned. .
Durrant admitted that there was an
odor of gas hi the lower iart of thechurch
when he entered, and said it was strong
eno-igh in the upper part to nauseate him.
He did not know where the gas came from
which caused the odor, and said he knew
nothing about gas or gas fixtures. All
the repairing he had "done In the church
was on the electrical apparatus.
He was questioned by jurorsasto thegas
which he said had overcome him and
answered In a satisfactory and unhesitating
way. Henlsotook n facsimile of an eloctrio
vibrator he said he was rixing. and standing
beforethejury box explained indetailwhat
was wrong with it and how he remedied the
defect. He shelved his competency as an
electrician and gave a plausible explana
tion of his action of the time when it is be
lieved the murder of Blanche Lamont was
being effected not 100 feet dUtant from the
position he says he occupied. lie also made
a diagram on a blackboard showing one of
the sun burners In a very clever drawing.
Durrant said that when he took ofr his
coat in the library he looked at his watch
and saw j t was 4:55, or thirty-five minutes
later than the witnesses for the prosecu
tion testified they saw him near thechurch
with Blanche Lamont.
Tbc most dramatic of the Incidents of
the day was when the coansel came to ask
him directly about the murder. Every
car In the crowded courtroom was bent to
hear his answers, which were delivered
In a dear, calm voice, withoat feeling of
any kind. He denied that he was at the
Normal school, where two witnesses swore
they saw him, or on the ear with Blanche
Lamont, where three witnesses claimed
to have seen him..
Lastly, he said he did not accompany
Blanche Lamont or any one else to the
cliu rch.
After his counsel solemnly asked him
If he had ever directly or indirectly had
a part in a felonious assault upon Blanche
"Never," replied the accused man.
"Did you kill or participate In the kil
ling or Blanche Lamont in this city and
county, on the third ot April, or at any
He replied. "I did not"
Durrant also denied that he ever visited
the pawnshop ot Adolpli Oppeuhelm to
sell Miss Laniort's ring and named places
he had been at every morning between April
4 and 10. the dates between which Oppen
hcim said Durrant's visit was made The
last question asked him by his attorney waa
regarding the slzcot his shoe, which he said
was a numbjr seven.
On cross-examination. Durrant denied that
he had been in thechurch tower for several
month, except on the day he and the Jury
visited tlie premises and said be had never
seen the hatchet round with the dead glrt'i
clothing In the tower, or used tools from tha
box In Pantor Gibson's study.
ne win be further cross-examined tomorrow.
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