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t- e f 5 "!f . .THE Jtf&VTHER TO-DAY. Fair, , "Warmer. Soutlnvetrljv"WlndH. -,ra VOL. 2. ISTO. 69G. LEADS LOCAL PAFE IliTHEIH! Victoria Makes-No Reference to the Venezuelan Dispute. IT INDICATES .150 POLICY Salisbury and Dalfonr Are Thought to Have Agreed on Some Statement to iSu Made to Parliament lu. the Venezuelan Arrulr Queen Mentions Sovernl-IMU to lie Presented. Loudon, Feb. 10. The speech from the throne, which will be read at the opening of Parliament tomorrow, was read at the queen's speech banquet, given by Lord Salisbury and the Right Hon. A. J. Balfour, firtt lord of the treasury, respectively, at 'No. 0 Arlington street and No. 10 Downing fctreot, lhiscenlng. Tile speech makes no reference -whatever to the subject of arbitration of the Vene zuelan dispute. It set forth that the relations of Great Brita in with foreign powers aresatlsfactory; recapitulates the known facts of the Trans vaal troubles: alluded to Uie necessity for an increase of the naval strength of Eng land and refers to the dispute between Great Britain and A'enezuela and the negotiations with the United States in regard thereto, as pending in exactly the same terms as vaguely outlined in Saturday's United Press dispatches which stated that the govern ment of Great Britain had under considera tion proposals that offer "a prospect of a more peaceful tjolmion of the dispute ARMENIAN MASSACRES. The speech also recites the facts of the massacres and disturbances in Armenia. "While it deplores the excesses which have been committed, it 6ays that some degree of satisfaction is to be found in the sultan's promises lo institute reforms, but avoids any indication of the future policy of England in regard to Turkey. Her majesty- congratulates the country upon the success of the bloodless operations uf-the British expedition in Ashantee and deplores Hie death nf Prince Henry of Bat lenberg who was a member of the expedi tion. The spt-ech announces that the measures to be introduced by the government willin olude an employes' limited liability bill; a measure for the creation of voluntary schools, an Irish land bill; a bill for the formation of an Irish board of agriculture for the relief of agricultural distress; a bill for Uie regulation of alien pauper im migration; and a measure fur the construc tion of light railways for the rural districts. STATEMENT ON VENEZUELA. N importance is attached to the alisen.ee of any referenoe li arbitral ion of Uie Vene zuelan dispute. No experienced politicians expected that any reference wojld be made to the subject for the reason that the speech is never Uie medium of merely in cipient developments. The representative of the United Press learns that Prime Minister Salisbury and the Klght Hon. A. J. Balfour, first lord of the treasury, have prepared a carefully guarded statement which they -will make In the House of Lords and House of Com mons early in ire dettate on the address in reply to the queen's speech, affirming the willingness of the government to arbitrate the question of the territory that is not occupied by the British settlements. Opinion in the National Liberal Club grows every day in favor of a settlement of the dispute on any terms consonant with national honor. As the declarations of the ministers arc notlikely to be satisfactory to the Liberals, His believed Uiat Sir "William Vernon Har-i-ourt, their leader J in he Houseof Commons, will move all amendments to the address affirmiug that arbitration of Uie boundary question ought to be accepted by Great Britain. COHSET SAVED 1JEH LIFE. Suicide of Mrs Greaves Prevented by Her "Wearing Appa'rel. Chester. 1'a., Feb. 10. The corset that she wore saved the life of Mrs. James Greaves when she attempted to shoot herself on Fourth street, at S o'clock tonight. Mrs. Greaves went to her husband's place of business with a loaded revolver in her hand and upbraided him for his devotion to another woman. A jioliceman pasFed them, and the huband told him that she was armed. She turned and ran, and when (followed by the officer, pointed the pistol ut him aud then turned the weapon upon Jicrself and fired. She was taken to the hospital, supposed to have been fatally -wounded, but an ex amination showed that the bullet had pene trated her clothing, struck her corset and glHhced harmlessly away. She wasafter "ward placed under arrest. "Will Pump Out Her Cargo. Newcastle, Del.,Feb. 10. The British tnnTc tteamer Aureole which went ashore early yesterday morning on Bulkhead Shoal in Delaware Baj sUll remainds aground. It - will be necessary to pump from 1,200 to 1,500 tons of oil from her tanks into light ersbeforethesteamcrcan be removed. The Aureole's cargo consists of 1,022,634 gal lons of crudepelroleum, and she was bound for Rouen, France. Pleaded Guilty of Murder. v Serantpn, Pa., Feb. 10. Leonardo Rosa, who was couvictcd last September of mur der in the .first degree f or thekillTng of Vito Eususso, a fellow Italian, at Dunmore, and' who was granted a new trial by Judge Ed wards, pleaded guilty today when called for retrial. Judge Edwards fixed the crime as second degree murder andRosa was re manded until Saturday for sentence. Chief Clerk Skips Out. Providence, It. I., Feb. 10.-Charles H. Benuy, chief clerk and bookkeeper In Ihe office of the 'Western Union Telegraph Com pany in"this'cily, has been missing since last Tuesday night and there is no clue to his present whereabouts. Manager Hurl Vart Is not yet prepared to say wheUier there is a shortage in the missing man's ceoounls. New Southern Director. New York. Feb. 1 0. Gen. Samuel Thomas And Thomas F. Evan, of New York, have resigned as directors of the Southern Eail way. and Samuel M.Inman.of Atlanta, Ga., aud George W- Maslin. of New York, have been selected to succeed them. Mr.Maslin will only act as director temporarily. ne CHINESE AND JAPS AT WAR Ten Thousand Insurgents Attack Four Towns In Formosa Governor of "Formosa Ik 111 and Han Jleen Replaced Drengunln Aro Killing Clilnameu at Sight. (By .Cable to The Times.) (Copyright1 by James Gordon Bennett.) St. Petersburg, Feb.-10. A specinl dis patch to Uie Novoe Vremya from Vladi vostok, says that Uie'flghtlng In Formosa has been renewed. The insurgents, to Uie number or 10,000, have attacked the towns of Tamsui. Jiram Sunko. Kozukua and Taipe. They are de stroying the railroads and cutting th tele graph wires. The Japanese brigadier arrived atKcheng February 7. The insurgents are fighting, desperately and have mulcted defeats on detached bodies of Japanese troops. The Marine Minister Halgo has taken the place of the governor of Formosa, who is ill. From Turkestan comes news that the governor of the disturbed district of Kansu has been deposed by the emperor of China, and Teplaced by the governor ot Tas. Interest Is displayed as to whether the new governor will dare to go up country, where the Drenganis are killing all Chinese on sight, and are making active campaign around the town of Umruchi. WHEELMEN'S ROYAL FEAST. Rotable Guests at this L A. "W. Ban quet at Baltimore. Baltimore, Md., Feb. 10. Thefirstamiual "good roads" banquet which was held to night at the handsome Mt. Royal Terrace Home of the Maryland Cycle Club, was an elaborate affair. The commodious banqueting hall was pretuly decorated with potted plants and flowers, interspersed with the colors of the club. A full stringed orchestra, concealed by waving palms and exotics, furnished music. Nearly three hundred enthusiastic wheel men and good roads apostles sat at the tables. At the conclusion of the twenly-three-course renat. President Archie Will iamson greeted the guests. HcwasfoliowedbyMayorAlcneusUooper, -who resjionded to the toast, "My Cycling Constituents," aud Hon. John IC. Co wen, presldentof the Bait imoreand Ohio Railroad Company, who delivered an eloquent ad dress on "Wheels." Impromptu addresses on good roads were delivered by a number of well-known advocates of improed highways. The racing board assembled at a late hour tonight to further Investigate the Murphy-Titus-Cabanne suspeslon case. Titus came over from New 1'ork and will probably be given a hearing by Uie board. At midnight the board was securely locked up in a room at the Hotel Iteuuert, wiille Murphy and Titus were patiently awaiting the result of their deliberations In the lobby of the hostelry- Newfoundland ice-bound. Scores or Craft Are "Waiting to Gain Approach to the Island. SC Johns, N. F., Feb. 10. -The whole" eastern coast of Newfoundland is block aded with ice from Cape Bonavista to Cape Race. St. Johns harbor had been cutoff for ten days from the outside world. There is a whole fleet of shipping outside waltlngit chance loenler. TheteteamerFor tiafrom New York is lying atTrepassaey, being unable to force her way through the ice. The McamerUlunda from London had to go to Placentia to take her passengers aud freight , sent there by rail. The steamer Barcelona from Liverpool, off Cape Race, reports meeting heavy Arctic ice 256 miles off. AH the sealing fleet cannot, get out to reach the .northern harbors, whence they sail. The fishery blockade is proving most disastrous to business. MISS HIGGS HAPPILY MAHRLE. D-af Mute "Who "Was Obliged to Give Testimony in Stuuulon Inquiry. Special to The Times.)' Richmond, Feb. 10. Miss Annie L. Rlggs, the deaf mute of Aecomac county, whose testimon as to her relations with Prof. lates before the investigating committee created such a sensation, was yesterdny niarrled to her affianced. Ricliard P.Taylor, by Rev. J. R, Sturgesslnthatcouuty. The ccinmlttee was severely criticised foriorcingthe young woman to make public the details of her compromising relaUohs -with Yates to what seemed the sacrifice or her ruture life, and they, as well as all others, are much gratified at the happy consummation of their plans. Death ot an Eminent Physician. Cincinnati, Fcb.,10. Dr. Cornelius George Comegys, a prominent physician of this city, died at 1 o'clock this morning at ids home, No. 298 "West Seventh street, aged eighty years. His father was Governor of Delaware and his brother a United States Senator. He was a leading member of ail the prominent medical organizations of America. Throe Men "Were Drowned. "Winston, N. C, Feb. 10- Zib McCoIlen, Elijah Lemmons, Dennis Gunn and thelat ler's son were drowned Saturday night while at tempting to cross Dari River, "Which was badly swollcu, four miles from Stone ville, N. C. Their bodies were found and taken out of'the river yesterday. Postponed Cuban Action. Jackson, Miss., Feb. 10. In the senate to day Mr. Rninwatcris motion to postpone action till 3my 4 on the house concurrent resolution, memorializing Congress and the President to grant belligerent rights to Cuba was overwhelmingly adopted. m .Montgomery "Water "WorksSold. Montgomery. Ala.. Feb. 10.-A special to the Advertiser, from Florence, Ala., says: The waterworks- at4his place were Bold to day by order of the chancery court. Balti more parUes. represented by Richard M. Venable. bought them for $50,000. They cost $200,000 and ivcre bonded for S125, 000. Two School Girls Drowned. Middletown, N. 1'., Feb. 10. While Maggie Coliard and Mabel Winters, each about thirteen yea'rsof age, were returning from school Uilshfternopn at Wintcrtcn they attempted locross the overflow of a pond, caused by the recent floods in this vicinity, and were drowned. WASHINGTON, D. C, TUESDAY ilORKlKa, FEBRUARY 11, 189G-EIGHT PAG-ES. uu AT eUHS FOB !! Spain Is Fortifying the City for Any Emergency. FEARS THE UNITED STATES Tito Time Before tlio Appronchlng Rniny Season Is Thought to Ho Gen: "Weyler'n Great Opportunity to "Win Distinction His Policy In the. Isl and Awaited with Interest. (Spceial Correspondence of the United rress.) Havana, Feb. 8,. via Tampa, Fla., Feb. 10. Gen. Weyler lias an opportunity to achieve world-wide fame. He succeeded Spain's greatest general, and has a much more difficult task Chat the latter faced when licarrivedlrom Spain last April. The insurrection has bpread until the whole of Cuba Is Involved, and instead ot disor ganized bands in the mountains, he has n fairly well organized army operating In the open against the soldiers of Spain. He has many capablegencrals to carry out his orders, and an army of regulars and volunteers numbering 200,000 men. Forty six men-of-war and gunboats patrol -the coasts and guard the harbors. Small forts and block houses have been built at all im portant towns on Hues of railroad, and barricades have been erected at hundreds of other places. A trocha, or strong linchas been estab lished across the Island "from Havana to Batabano. , ' TRAINS ARE ARMORED. Railroad cars for the niovetncntof troops have been annclad, and the Spanish army now has "nicUiods or moving bodies ot men, concentrating strong rorces and push ing war against the enemy which were lacking in the beginning. It required time to make these prepara tions, and wlUiout them erfective work' could not be done against the rebels. Now that the strength of the enemy and his elusive ways arc appreciated by the Spanish and his general plan of operations understood, Gen. Weylcr need not fight in the dark, ab GampObdid for a time, but may be expected to dibros-c his superior forces in a way that will crush the enemy, ami put an end to the army of libera tion. These are Uie possibilities. The short time that remains" heroic the rainy ieason Mits in may prove a handicap, and Uie mysterious way in which the enemy grows itronger after eM-ry defeat may make the task of putting him down a difiiculty. However, all loyal Spaniards look to Gen. Weyler lor great things and predict their accomplishment. Americans and others here, who desire pence before calamity engulfs all business-, hope that Weyler will follow the methods of medern warfare, treat prisoners properly, prevent wholesale arrests of suspected citizens, and give Uie enemy a chance to care for his wounded. FIGHT IN THE FIELD. They hope to sec the war fought In the field and in towns whose citizens have not risen, awUiopu that Spain will fight armed men only, and Uiat those who sympathize with their race, but remain quiet, will not be declared traitors and spies. Spain is fortifying Havana for any emergency that may arise. Itecently Tour coast defense guus of about sixty tons each arrived from Spain. They are now being moved along temporary tracks to the Santa Clara battery, the most modern of Havana's fortifications. This battery is built in a rocky hill be tween the city and the sea. It Is about one mile west Of Moro Castle. It com mands the approach of vessels from tjie north and west, while a battery beyond Moro does similar service toward the east. Neither of these batteries commands the laud approach, or can even point a gun toward the city itself. Of all of Havana's forts, these are the only ones containing modern guns. - , Spain is preparing for other thnn the in surgents. When the news of Uie action of the Committee on Foreign AfTairs or the United Stales Senate reached here, one or the most prominent political leaders here said to me: i "We are preparing for any emergency. Tell that to the people of the United States. Go down to La Macnlna yourself and tell them what guns we are unloading, and plac ing in our forts." UAXK "WILL ISSUE TAPER. Currency -to Amount of $24,000,000 for Spanish "War, (By Cable to The Times.) 'v (Copyright by James Gordon Bennett.) Havana, Cuba., Feb. 10. According to Madrid advices received today, the Span ish Bank of Cuba will shortly issue S24 000,000 in paper currency for local clr culation. The same dispatch says that Capt. Gen. Weyler will invite Uie principal capitalists in the Island to reinforce the metallic de posits of the institution to enable the re organization to be made upon a more stable basis. Settling Stanwix Rank Af fairs. Home, N. Y.; Feb. 10. H. S. Bedell of Rome, has gone to Baltimore to act witli the receiver of the Jones' Packing Company, representing Uie interests of the Fort Stan wix National Bank or Rome. J. Winslow Jones or Baltimore, was In Rome yesterday and -was closeted most or Uie time with bank examiners. Both he and the examin ers refuse to discuss the object of his visit.? Death ot a Catholic Trlest. t New York, Feb. 10.- Father Michael Cal laghan, director of the Mission of Our Lady ortlic Rosary, for the protection of immi grant girls, died this morning at the home, No. 7 StatQ street. He had bqen slek sinqe Christmas. He was fifty-four years old St ruck by Heavy Gales. Philadelphia, Feb. 10. Bark J. II. Dex ter, (British) from Pcrnambuco via Hamp ton Roads, rerort! Uiat during the passage she encountered a northeast gale, during which sho carried away lower topsail and forctopnia.st-.stay sail. British Minister to Argentina. London, Teh. 10.-The Hon. W. A. Enr ringtoiu secretary of the BritMiembassy-at Vienna, has been appointed BjitMi -minister, to the Argentine Republic, in mcces sion to the Hon. Francis"!. Pakeuiiam, who has-been trcn-fcrred to Stockholm. AMOUM HUNTER LACKED ONE VOTE This Week May : Settle the Ken tucky Senatorial -Deadlock.- Rumored That Gov. Bradley "Will CaH thu Legislature- to Sleet in Loul.- ,jvlllu Under X'olHeel Protection. -j- - Frankfort, Ky., Feb! 10. There were 102 members present in. ihe point assembly to day and Huuter 6nce Inote came within one vote of an elecUod. 4 $ This happened as the result of a pair between Senator OgilyUvDcm., and Repre senlaUve Poor, Pop-., who were absent. The vote stood: Hunter, 61; Blackburn, 40; scattering, 5. Necessary to a choice, 52. This is expected to be Uie most interesting week ot the session, mid It is claimed will see the end of the prolonged deadlock. The contest cases will be taken up tomorrow In case of the return ot Lieut. Gov. Worlhing ton, who is presiding orricer of the Joint assembly. Several days ago it was given ouL that the Republican caucus had taken action and agreed to vole for the unseating or Alex ander Tompkins of Owensboro, and seating Charles Werner. The Dunlap-Kaufmon cabe had not then been taken up. Now It is buid thauitis not settled that even TJompkius will be unseated ULd that Hunterb"ns a card up his sleeve by which he, hopes to win. It is alleged that the Hunter people are hoping to win through the assistance of Populist Poor in the case. Senator Ogilvic' is unable to be brought to the hall, In which case there would be no uecessity of unseating any Democrat. Republicans discussed a new scheme to day to the effect that Gov. Urndiey would issue a proclamation calling tile legMa ture to meet In LonisrUle in- one or the inrge opera houses there, the session to continue until the election or a Senator. There, it was argued, would be ample police protection nojt afforded here, and even much strouger than the JlcCreary guards wou!d be able to render in case they were called Into active service. This story was denied by. officials. CLEVELAND WILL PRESIDE. His Selection for Presbytery Meot; iiiK "Warmly DtseusKed. New JTork, Feb. 10. The Presbytery or New l'ork met In the hall of Presbyterian board building thlB-arternoon. The hall was well filled with-members acd others the special attraction beiug the under standing that a report wou!d be presented from the committee appqinted to make ar rangements J'oV the jroniicoming public meeting or church peopje aud citizens In behalf of home missions. The committee repbrted-tbat His Excel lency Grover Cleveland, Bresdent or the United Slates, had been written to and had Intifnated his willingness to preside at the mt-etlng. . tf - Rev. Dr. C. A. Thpmpsonric!hairmanror the committee, satd-that in making a selection or President- Cleveland, he and his associates had no political, but merely personal object In view. They had no partisan idea. Democracy or Kepublic arilsm were not considered. The selection, he said, was made because 1t was deemed tliatit? would add greatly to the Importance or thenlecilng to have the President occupy "Uie .-chair, and because Mr. Cleveland and lib faUicr and broher were Presbyterians and personally inter ested in the missionary work. There was a slight opposition by perhaps a half dozen members or the presbytery to having Mr. Cleveland preside, the claim being made that hjs presence might give a semi-political lone to Uie rjieeting and divert attention Troni the real object orthe demon stration. The chairman retorted that the objec tion to Mr Cleveland was nonsensical and without good reason. A vote was taken a.ndtieactlou ot theconi nilttee was. sustained. WILL OF -W II. ENGLLSH. Make Lnvjro Bequests to Both Public and PrlvatnTnterestH. Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 10. The will or the late William H. English was riled to day. He gives $2,500 to the Indiana Historical Society; $10,000 ror the completion and publication othishistoryot Indiana; $5,000 cash and two pieces of real estate to his stenographer. Miss Ruth Hedges; $3,000 to Alice Wick, tliorphandaughterot a valued friend; one-llair or the residue ot his estate amounting to about $2,0G0,00O to his son, W. E. English: one- -Jghth to each or his grandchildren, Wiiioughby George Walling and William English Walling of Chicago, to b'-'puid to thcniwhenUu'yarc twenty-one years or age, and" the remaining one-quarter of the eatnleio his daughter, Rosalinda Eng lish Walling, molher)jTthetwo boys. Ajiti-Flatt. Committee. New iTork, Feb. 10. The auti-Platt com mittee of twenty-hvc met tonight at the Windsor Hotel. It will be remembered that the committee-of COO at the meeting In Madison Square concert hall placed in the hands or the committee of twenty-rive fpll power to takewhateversteps the latter deemed proper, even'to the extent of form ing a, new "organization. Eiicampnn.-ntat-Richmond. Richmond, Va., Feb. 10. At a conference of the council commutes and the veterans' committee, held, tonight to consider the question of a hall to accommodate the grand eneampmeni.x'oi! United Confederate Veterans, which me'ete here In June, it was decided-to recomnfend lo the, council the enlargement; or the; music hall at the. exposition grounds. ' "Wliiinn indictment' Dismissed. New York. Fcb?ity. Tho eaaeofErnstus Wiman was brouglilberQreudgeMcMahon in the court or general Sessions this morn ing and the motion for-dibraissul was made, which .was promptlygraHted and the in dictment dismissed. 'Protest Agalnst?'afrt"rriage Luavh, Berlin, Feb. 10. - TheBrhssian undfBavur ian bi-'lio.is have presencedfprotesls lo their respective governments- against Uie"ii).ir riage regulations "asppivhled in the new, ciyll code, eh'ariieterizing'uiem as aviqU tion or the laws of rCligion. Oveftaxed with floJd Deposits. - New York, 1'cUno. The stibtrcast'iry hnbretr-eumpoMccLio Kimse .further .gc-ld deposits jm aiTsiijgUortjdttd.. because the riTslj"i?aN''6viTt!trt'rtl4 available clerical forCPi AlagedjMicwit;"was i ejected aud Jas carried r.wtfgrfonthc Mibtiea"sAtry. "" v j - - T "33- 1 T OF READIN OKIES -IIJiriSTLH Tales of Drunkenness Among Teachers and Pupils. OTHER IMPROPER CONDUCT On Election Days Liquor "Was Dis pensed Ercoly AniongtheMumters of the Deaf Muto Institution Miss Hogwood Made Statements of Bud Conduct on thu Part of a Teuchcr. Richmond, Vn.,Feb. 10. At the morning .session today ot the committee having charge of the investigation of the charges against themanagementof the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institution, Miss Maggie Hog wood wasthefirst witness examined. Her testimony was very confused. It seemed to be difficult Tor her to recall Mr. Bear as a teacher at the institution, but when she succeeded in so doing, she denied that he had been criminally Intimate with her. She said another pupil had been intimate witli Bear and wanted her to do the same, but she rerused. She described, however, certain liberties, which she said Bear had taken witli her, which were reprehensible. BRIBED WITH LIQUOR. John T. Cushion, who is blind, was the next witness. He testified principally to the matter of the use of liquor at the In stitution. Ho natqed certain monitors whom he said beibrlbed witli liquor. Wit ness said Uiat Captain Boyle never gave liquor to pupils but the teachers anil em ployes did at election time and even mem bers of the board did so. He mentioned the name or Mr. Oppendorfer. He said they were given liquor to induce them to vote the ticket supported by the institution. Cashlon Turther said he did not want to testify as to whut he had heard regard ing immorality unless he testified in the presence or those who had told him, tp wit: AmosHollcr.ushoeinaker.andMr.Sbreeves, foreman of the mattress shop. He talked to them two years ago when he was at the institution on a 'visit. While he was a student there, tinder Captain Doyle, he said that the treatment was tolerably good, considering the, number of pupils. Witness said that the students were maltreatedsome times. some being punished too severely. ALL THE TEACHERS DRANK. At the evening session John T. Frayscr was on the stand. Mr. Frayser was a pupil of the Staunton Institute Tor four sessions from 1 884. to 1888. He testified that all of the leuchew drank, as did many of the pupijs. When questioned, he said that he did not know that the teachers drank to excess. He said that Mr. Humbert fre quently neglected his duties. On election dayallthevoteraattheBchoolhadliquorand be did pot knpw"wheUier,the candidate gave iflo them-ochKW-'-. He'had seen one-or two pupils drunk at other times. He did not know whether the professors saw the drunken boys ornot. and Said that so far ae he knew, no efTort was made to conceal the drunken youths. The candidates would send hacks on election days for the voters at the school and they would drive off sober and come buck drunk. "Witnessdid not know whether Captain Doyle was aware of this drinking or not. GEORGIA CONVICT ABUSES. Gov. Atkinson Begins nn Investiga tion of the Charge. Atlnnta, Ga., Feb. 10. Governor Atkin son began an investigation today ot the care of the State convicts in the peni tentiary camjw. - All the lesces were be fore the governor. They were represented by counsel and the Stale had counsel to assist the attorney general.' Senator Brown, who was a member or the penitentiary committee, testified that the convicts at Cole City are not properly quartered and the sanitary arrangements of the stockude are Insufficient. The lessees contended that the men are better fed at this eampMhan the free labor is. The in vestlgaUon only got- fairly started today and very little-evidence or importance was brought out. SOUTHERN" OFFICE REMOVAL. Roadmaster'.H neudquarters "Will Be ReniovedfromThlsCtty to Atlanta. Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 10. General Roadmas ter J. A. Dodson, of IheSoulhern, and Supt. Lutn, of bridges and trestles, will remove their orfiecs from Washington to Atlanta as soon asJUeJ.ransfers.can. be made. These changes arc' made necessary by the character of their work, which re quires them to be out on the line nearly all the time. Some say that these changes are the beginning or the return of all the general offices to Atlanta. Obliged to Pay Tunnnge Dues. Gloucester, Mas?.. Feb. 10. The owners of thesehooner liable R. Ucnnctt have been obliged to pay tonnage dues. Under the direction of the Treasury Department madi long ago fishing vessels were exempted from the payment ot tonnage dues. The as scssmeutordues on the above-named vessels shows that frozen herring vessels are not regarded as fishing vessels, but as merchant marine. The dues were paid under protest. Death or Snnfurd Hunt, D. t. Cincinnati, O., Feb. 10. Dr. Sanford Hunt, 1). 1)., aged seventy, beuior agent or Uie Methodist Book Concern, died or apo plexy at the Grand Hotel in this city this afternoon. He was stricken while entering Uiedoor leading'rronithestreet. He wasr niovcd lo his room, where he died in 'iu minutes. Dr. Hunt hasbeena member of the Methodist Episcopal church ror halt a century. Eight IVr CVIU In Mls.dssippi.S laekson. Miss., Feb. 10. By an over whelming vote the Mississippi legislature has p.i'-Ped the bill reducing the legal rate of interest from ten to eight per cent. The ihseusflou or this measure has occupied nearly a week, and was ery spirited. lldsket Company Recqi'voi". Chiirle-ton.,B.C.,reb. 10. The Charleston Husket ami Veneer Company, the largest plant or the kind In this country, went into the bunds of a lecelver by mutual consent of the stockholders today. This action is taken In order Jo recuganle lueconip.iny. Blaze in Park Place. Fire broke out at No. 1125 Park place norjlieast lustnlght. Tlielnning amounted toJOO.-eqyrrpd by insurance. The eaue was not discovered. L. J." Meitchneor is the owner TEAIH WENT DOWN A BANK One Killed and -Many Injured in an Ohio Accident Misplaced Switch the- Cause, nnda Moro Serious Catastrophe "Wuh Narrowly Averted. Zanesville.O., Feb. 10. A passenger train on the Cincinnati and Muskingum Val ley railroad, due here at 11:50 a. m., -was wrecked near Crooksvllle, a few minutes aKer 11 o'clock, thjs morning. Thomas L. Fisher, the baggage master; was instantly killed, and eight others in jured, two or whom will probably die. The injured ure Alonzo Shrlgley. en gineer. Zanesville, injured about the head and chest, will probably die; Capt. JohnBell, mall agent, Morrowtown, O., seriously in jured Internally, and maydlejJosephFortcr, Zunesville, fireman, Internally Injured; Isaac Jones, Zunesville, coal operator, passenger, lert leg broken above the ankle; David Len hart, Zanesville, passenger, arm broken and slight internal Injuries about the chest; William Atkinson, brakeman, Lancaster, cuts aboiithead.legandrlbsbroken; Thomas Davis, fireman, Zanesville, alight injuries; Frank Tanner, passenger, RosevillCf bodily injuries. The accident occurred about half way between Crooksvllle and RosevMe, -while the train was running at the rate of twenty five miles an l.cur rr.d was caused by a misplaced switch, which had been left partially open by a -section hand who had bcen cleaning away snow arid ice from around Uie switch. As Uie engine struck the switch it left the rails, and together with a combina tion baggage and mail ear, rolled down an embankment firteeu feet In height. Baggage Master Fl-her and Mall Agent Bell were caught under the falling car, the former being instantly tilled, while Bell received very serious internal injuries. Engineer Shrigley -went down wiUi the falling engine and was badly crushed aboc.-. the chest. He !. in a very eritical con dition. Fireman Porter was thrown from the cab of the engine and received internal injuries. The hijumfpas-cngers were in Uie smok ing car, which Bet the track, but did not go over the embankment. Their Injuries were caused by being thrown against the seats. The Injured were brought to this city on a special train this afternoon. POPULIST X-OL1CX" CHANGED. Abandonment of Currency Expansion Scheme at Alliance Convention. Columbus, S. C, Feb. 10. The State will print tomorrow an interview 'with J. W. Bowdea. a prominent populist and Al liance man of this Stae. in which Mr. Bo wden. who retained today rrom the meet ing of the National Farmer.s,.AJ!iancev-m Washington, says that that body.ellmfnatcd" rrom Its platform its famous demand for an agricultural subtreasury system, and also the demand Tor the expansion of the cur rency to $50 per capita of, population. The land plank and the railroad plank were made to read as they did "originally. This signifies that the alliance has aban doned the financial features of its .plat form, which would have-stood in the way of its coalescence with other Tree silver elements In the coming Presidential cam paign. DYNAMITE ON THE TRACK. Attempt Made to "Wreck a Train on tlio R & O. Columbus, Ohio, Feb. -10.- A special to the Press from Defiance says an attempt was made today to wreck a train on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. A laVge stick of dynamite was found o"n the bridge where the road crosses the Au glaize River. It is believed that it was laid on the rails and was jarred off. Railroad detectives have been put on .the case. Kruger "Wants Specifications. Pretoria, Feb. 10. President Kruger has informed Sir Herculus Robinson, Governor ot Cape Colony and British High Commis sioner in South Africa, s.ays that he is willing to go to England in response to the invitation extended to him by the Rt. Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, the British Colonial Secretary, on condition that the subjects to be discussed by himself and Mr. Chamberlain shall be specified beforehand. All Favor Arbitration Court. London, Feb. 10. The Chronicle which has questioned a large number of influential men as to whether they are in favor ot the establishnient of a permanent court of ar bitration todeclde questions that may ai- between the United States and Great Britain and of a national petition to Parliament in support of such a court will tomorrow publish a number or favorable replies from ecclesiastics, mayors, provosts and others. Another Kentucky Shooting. Lexington, Ky.. Feb. 10. William S. Mrewer, son of the late William S. Brewer, well known In social circles, was probably ratally shot last night by the husband or a woman whom Brewer visited. The shoot ing was ucvessfully concealed until to night and the police arc unable to d jcover who committed the crime. Insurance Compnxiy'H Receiver, Columbus, O., Feb. 10. State Insurance Commissioner W. n. Hahn today caused the appointment of a receiver of ti.e North western Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Toledo. The receiver is Charles P. Griffm. OH Lamp Exploded. The explosion or a lamp at 621 K street southeast, last night-caused a loss or S15. An alarm ot Tire was turned In. ,The house is owned by Mr. Hess, and occupied by George W. Barns. Swallowed Crude Opium. Joseph Powell or Twentieth and Lstreets was treated at Emergency Hospital last night Tor having swallowed crude opium while drunk. Says It Ik IUk Mother-in-Law. Jv-H. Hawks, colored, otNQ--355-M-8trcet southwest, lastnightclaimed to identify one br the unknown cadavers ai the moron-s the body or Ida mother-in-law. The iden tification was not satisfactory. Charged witli Lureeny. . William Brown, colored, was locked up at No. 2 station yesterday ror the larceny of an overcoat valued at -S8 from John A. New- j uo. O'fiw Auldridge made the arrest. -94-4911 was th8 TIMES1 eircu- -nljltu Iatlcn for last week. The STAR'S circulation 1QQ 3 for lasi week was , . , ICO.uU OKE CENT. ATTE TBIESTOSIiEIJDJllISei Miss Hollingsworlh Still Says Pearl Bryan Was a Subtle. HIS COAT IS IDENTIFIED Accused MurdererK "Will Fighc Against Being Taken to Kentucky for Trial Pearl' Rings Were Taken from Her Fingers Probably for Preventing Identification. Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 10.-Today the de tectives in the Fort Thomas murder case took the bloody coat found In a catch-basin yesterday to the jail and tried it en Wall ing and Jackson. Jackson said it was his property. , .He claimed that he put it in a closet January 6 in his. room at the boarding house and that he has not had it in his hands since. He put it on, and the negro, Allen Johnson, said it looked like the coat: Jackson had on the night he took Pearl Bryan away in the cab. The coat was then trie"d on Walling, but it was a misfit- The cap round was shown to Walling, and he said it was his, but that Jackson used to wear it. It was next, taken to Jackson, who put it on, and it ad justed itself to him nicely. Inquiries were made today at all the toll gates and revealed some interesting racts. Twp separate witnesses testiried to the fact that a cab was driven rapidly toward Uie scene of the murder about 10 o'clock Friday nightrand back at the same, break neck pace, after 2 o'clock Saturday , morning, guing toward Fort Thomas. - -SEARCH FOR THE HEAD. Searching parties madea thorough search of Uie sand bar at Dayton today in hopes ot .finding the missing head. Both prisoners wlh. fight againt being taken to Kentucky for trial, bat It Is under stood requisition will be issued by Gov. Bradley within the next rewdaya. Indianapolis. Feb. 10. Facts that cast a serious doubt upon the story of Laura May HolllngsworUi. who says that Pearl Bryan committed suicide, developed here today, and as a result It is being claimed that the girl is attempting to shield Jackson and that she did not see Pearl Bryan at the Union station on January 28, during the tfniethafc she stopped over here lo board a Cincin nati train. Miss Holllngsworth clainis that she met Pearl about 4 o'clock; than the latter confided the story of her troubles to her, and thnt she-gave her a prescription which would help her out of her condition. If Pearl Bryan arrived In CincinnaU be tween 6 and 7 o'clock, as all the facts Indi cate, she could not have been In Indiana po lls at 4 o'clock. and if she was hereand met Mis Holhngsworth at the latter time, she , could not possibly have reached Cincinnati until after 9 o'clock- Mlis Holllngsworth still sticks to her story, however- SAW WOOD AND PEARL. -' Miss Hollingsworth confessed to the. po lice this afternoon that she saw Will Wood and Pearl Bryan in this city on the Thurs day afternoon before the murder She says that Miss Bryan told her that Walling wa also here. Walhng and Miss Bryan according to ber story spent Thursdaynight here but she refuses to tell where. Miss Hollingsworth was locked up. as it is be lieved, that -she knows far more than she is willing to tell. Green Castle. Ind., Feb. 10. It has been discovered that a diamond and an opal ring.' worn by Pearl Bryan, when she went lo Cincinnati, did not Teturn here with the corpse and the family assert Uiat they were taken rrom the body by the murderer for the same purpose that the head was severed to destroy the possibility oridenti- -fication. The corpse will not be buried for several days in the hope that the missing head will be round. " MAKES ANOTHERCONFE33ION. Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 10. Another con ression was, wrung f mm Lulu May Hollings worth late tonight by the police superintend ent, In which she says, she, herself, offi ciated at the criminal operation which Pearl Bryan underwent, and that Miss Bryan came from Cincinnati here ror that purpose, accompanied by Walling and re turned to that city by the first train. Two days later. Miss Hollingsworth re ceived a letter from Jackson, saying that Pearl was very sick and within a day or two afterwards there was a second letter saying that she had died In his room and that he and a negro took the body to the Kentucky side or the river, where It was beheaded 'with a butcher's cleaver, after which he tossed Uie head into the river as lie crossed the suspension bridge on his return, to Cincinnati. Miss Hollingsworth claims that the first" letter from Jackson she burned last night when the officers came to arrest her, ahu that the second has been placed with an afc torney, with instructions not to make public its contents unless it becomes uecessary as evideueein relief ot Jacksonand Walling Fought at tlio Station. William Smith and John Hall, both col ored, became involved in a fighp last night on M street, between Sixth and Seventh northwest. Whisky is said to have had something to do with commencing the disturbance. Policemen Hoagland and Gibson caught the men In the act and locked them up at No. 2 station. While the men were bejngcarched at the station Smith struck Hall a terrific blow In Jhe face. Smith then received an addition charge ot assault- Arrested for Embezzlement. Joseph Frallck ot Georgetown 'was ar rested last night by Policemen Uremcrman and Murphy and lodged at No. 8 station, tor the embezzlement of $33 from b! former employers, William S. Corby &. Brother, who conduct a bakery at 2327 Seventh street northwest. Edwards Cannot Llvo. Francis CocerlJ! Edwards, wl.q shot him seir through the head with suicidal In tent, was not dead at 3 o'clock this morn ing, though no hope i entertained by the attending surgeonsthat he willlive through today. Auction Sales. Today. ThomasDowlIng&l'o..lh2Estreet.north west. D. btree northwest. No. 227, fdur-3tory brick dwelling, sublot 6, square 7o0; by order of Frank L.Calhoun and John ,Bonton. trustees. Sale today at 4;30p.m, TromaI)owhugr.Co..612Estrcetnortb west. Estrcetnortheat.No.407,tbrecstbr3 brlek dwelling, lot 42, square S12J by ordei of-J.S.EdwardsaiiaJanlesF.Hood, trustees. Sale today at 4:30 p. ni. V " -i"ji q;?g.y 4r3i.-U;"'-i...: 4k.