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LEADS LOCAL PAFE
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
Tile speech makes no reference -whatever
to the subject of arbitration of the Vene
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
-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
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-
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
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
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.
.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.
AT eUHS FOB !!
Spain Is Fortifying the City for
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
- 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
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
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
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.
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.
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
'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
T OF READIN
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
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:
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
be did pot knpw"wheUier,the candidate gave
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
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
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
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
TEAIH WENT DOWN A BANK
One Killed and -Many Injured in an
Misplaced Switch the- Cause, nnda
Moro Serious Catastrophe "Wuh
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
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
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
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
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
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
.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. "
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.
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,
brlek dwelling, lot 42, square S12J by ordei
Sale today at 4:30 p. ni.
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