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ESfABLISHED AUGUST 24, 1852. , WHEELING, W. YA.', MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4. 18g3. vnT.rrArc. YT TT-Arrnrt>F? 10 J |
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Over and the Curtain Falls on the
Barnaby-Graves Drama.
In the Denver Jail While Awaiting
His Second trial.
The Doctoi^IjesTei it Nnmbcr of Latter*?One
of Tbem It to the Coroner
ad In It Be Saggosta tbo Verdict,
"Died From Peneoatioa"?HI*
Friend* 8ay He Died of a Broken
Heart and Scoot the Idea of Suicide?A
Letter Full of Bltterncas
Toward Counsel ior the ProaeonMost
Noted Cases in Criminal Annula.
Denver, Colo., Sept 3.?The fampus
murder case ot Dr. Thatcher Gravel,
formerly o( Providence, B. L, has at
lost been settled. The doctor was found
dead is his cell at the county fall aboat
0 o'clock this morning, where he was
awaiting a re-hearing on the charge oi
having poisoned Mrs. Josephine Barnabjr,
a wealthy widow, also of Providence.
The poisoning is skid to have been done
to cover up Dr. Graves alleged defalcations
as manager of Mrs. Barnaby's
estate. Although no autopsy has yet
been held on bis body, it is known that
the doctor took bis own life, using morphine
to effect his end.
In a satchel in the doctor's cell was
foand five letters, the first one having
been written on August 9 last, showing
that his suicide had been contemplated
since tnen. The following is the first
letter opened:
"DutvaB, Col., August 9, 1893,
IbUH Comer of flower, Ool:
"Deak Sir:?Please do not hold an
-? m? Mmslna Tho nnnio nf
dentu may be rendered as follows:
'Died from persecution. Worn oat.
"Yours respectlally,
"T. Thatcher Graves, M. D."The
last letter is directed to Captain
Crows, the jailor of the county jail, and
is fall of bitterness toward County Attorney
1. N. Stevens, who secured Sr.
Graves' conviction in the first trial and
has been working hard to again have
the doctor convicted. It is as follows:
. "August 25, 1893.
"It would keep a man busy to follow
Stevens and stop the lies which be unblusbingly
peddles out to the-papers.
One or two, however, need attention
and are easily proven to be lies. I was
a member of the Massachusetts State
Medicsl Society, also the Connecticut
State Medical Society.
"I never made application to the
Rhode Island Stale Medical Society for
admission. My lawyers have tbe full
receipts showing that I never wronged
the estate of Mrs. Barnaby. And that
tbe estate now owes me, outside of tbe
legacy by will The public see what I
have to* expect from the villainous,
cowardly falsehoods of Stevens. I cannot
expend more money fighting him.
I must take the only means to prove it
for my wife and dear, honored, aged
(Signed.} "T. Thatcher Graves."
The three other letters wero to Mrs.
Graves, tbe county commissioners and
a lengthy one addressed to the public,
Tbe one to the public is as follows:
County Jail, Denver, Colo., 1
. August 6. /
To the Pcbuc:?In the spring of
1891,1 made tho trip to, Denver, actuated
by a desire to appear before the
grand jury to do all in my power to assist
in solving tbe Barnaby murder
' Arriving in Denver my lawyers refused
to allow me to go before, the
grand iury, I soon found myself indicted
for murder. Surprised, astonished,
1 said to my lawyers, 'Of course
it cannot amount to anything, for truly
i bad nothing to ao wim tue aoatu 01
Mrs. Barnaby.'
"1 little dreamed what was In store for
me. I did not know what can be accomplished
by political influence with
money and a "man to play the prince
with nis wife's monev.
"At the trial which followed we
found everything completely and absolutely
under his control, the reporters,
the bailiffs, the court officials?except
the clerk of the court?the deputies,
the'Hon. Judge'and the jury. Since
the trial we have learned that no man
*u put on the jury nnless he first
Itrecd to favor Stevens.
"What possible chance did a stranger
land against Stevens, backed by such a
juileo and purchasable jury? The supreme
court of Colorado, in the most
emphatic, scathing and bitter words,
pronounced the trial unfair, unjust ana
Illegal, and ordered a new trial My
hwvers have found proof that at the
trial 12,600 was paid' out to only one
/'The jury were nnder charge of one
o! the worst villains on earth; ooaraea
>t i hotel kept by one of the jury, went
to the thnstre and around town pretty
ranch ai they pleased. *
"Now, I am tired o( this whole business.
They have exhausted me. X? it
itriogo that 1 think it useless to continue
the flghtT
"I have ireeiy expended a fortune in
Sshting them. But the courts will oompel
me to expend more. But I do not
ptonoie to give them any more.
"what I have loft will go to my noble
little wile and my poor suffering mother.
There is one way I can stop the expenditure.
"Allow mo to repeat that which I
htve always said publicly and privately
~'L'pou tny solemn Masonic oath, I, T.
Thatcher Graves, did not have anything
? do in any way, shape, manner, nor
"Mil. with the death of MrtBarnaby.'
l*ritc this knowing what the futnre
*>! soon have in store for me.
"1 leave little Ikey Stevens to the
pooplo of Colorado. Please take care of
[Signed] "T. Thatchir Gravis, ''
"M. D., Harvard University."
Notwithstanding the above .letter*,
t-?puin Orows, in an interview, inil'.ansntly
denies that Dr. Graves committed
suicide. He says that the doctor
. . .. - '-V
died of a broken heart, and, to vie th
captain's wordi, "was mordered by th<
attorney! for the Hate, who have bar
raited tbe old man to death.',
Other letteri .were left, one for Hri
Dr. Graves and ' the board of count;
commissioners. Neither of theae havi
yet been made public.
Mrs. Dr. Gravel was informed of he
hnaband'a death shortly before noon
and for a time was almoit erased witl
grief. When the regained ber com
poinre she went to the county jail, ba
the dead body bad been removed to thi
coroner's office.
The sight of tbe cell so agitated he
tbat the friends of Mrs. Graves deolde<
it would not bo best tor ber to view tbi
doctor's remains at present. She thei
returned to ber home and is now beta)
cared for by sympathizing friends.
Notwithstanding Dr. 6raves's requeil
that so autopsy be held on bta body, i
rigid investigation into the causa of hi
death will take place to-night
Asia well known Dr. Graves was ii
prison awaiting his second trial lor tbi
alleged murder of Mrs. Josephine Bar
naby. of Proyid5ac5,.I'b.9_atJ,txflJilllfi_0
TTer ueatE was visiting friends in lien
ver. She died April 13,1891. On Apri
9 she drank from a bottle of whisk;
that had come by mail from Boston
and that was labolod: "Wish you i
happy New Year. Please accept tbii
fine old whisky from your friends ii
the woods."
The whisky contained a solution o
arsenic. Sr. Graves was aceused o
sending the bottle. After one of thi
most famous trials in the criminal an
nals of this country, Dr. Graves wai
convicted of murder in the first degrei
and was sentenced to be banged. Thi
supreme court granted him a new trial
-which was to have begun the latte:
part of this month.
On August 9 of this year, Cotnmis
sloner Twombly and County Attorne]
Stevens visited Rhode Island and otbe:
places in search of new evidence, -thi
county of Arapahoe having objected t<
paying the expenses of a new trial ii
the doctor's case unless stronger am
more direct testimony could he pro
duced to show that Dr. Graves wai
guilty. Messrs. Twombly and Stevem
returned a snore time ?ro, ana aiiuougi
it Is not known what they discover#*
on their eastern trip, it is a significan
(act that at a meeting of the count;
board yesterday $3,000 was appropriate!
to prosecute the doctor again on thi
charge of murder.
Dr. Graves, before his death, said thai
he was penniless, and thought it n<
more than right that if the county paid
tbe costs of his prosecution it should
also be willing to appropriate enough
to enable him to defend himself. Hi
had not, however, made any snch re
quest, and of course It cannot now b<
said how it would have been answere<
by tbe commissioners.
Yesterday's decision of tbe count]
board to prosecute him undoubtedl}
prompted tbe dead man to put lnt<
effect ills idea ?-.euttiUe, wbluU'lPTl
plain be had been contemplating foi
some time.
Hon. Thomas M. Macon, the attomei
who attended Sr. Graves during hii
trial, and has stood by him since, isou
of the city, and no interview can be ha<
with him to-night.
A Terrible Condition of Affair* ftaportei
to tbe Governor of Sooth Carolina.
Cor.uMBii, 8. C.. Sept. 3.?Bhosphati
Inspector Jones arrived here late las
night from Beaufort, by the governor'i
orders. His report shows that pre
vious reports have only guessed at thi
great loss of life on the islands. Hebe
iieves that the number of dead will ?i
above one thousand persons. Follow
lowing it a summary of what he said
"There is danger of a water famine si
over the islands, and oven in Beaufor
county all the wells and cisterns an
on i -i. 4._ ml 1
mioa wun sail water. . a uo puupie won
killed by houses falling oa them am
drowning. Only Parii and Iiidy'
lalanda havo boon heard iron
with any show of certainty. A
Cain's Neck, Cooaaw and Paclff
forty-two coffins wore used, ahc
ninety-three persona buried. To
bodies are being found in a decompose*
condition. They are Doing mutilatec
by crows, and are very offensive. The:
have not began to find evenaportioi
of the bodies. Borne of then
are ewept far ap in the marshe* wbori
man can not go. At Oslo's Neck then
are deer, cows, hoga, snakes and al
kinds of wild animals piled ap together
making the section so offensive that ni
one can go there.
"There are not enoagh provision! t<
last these people a week. They an
dying from itarvatloo, while lo Beau
fort Sunday noon the wind was si
strong that it blew me aeross thi
street. I had a terrible struggle to ira
around back of a fenco, and dinging ti
it got into a hoaae on the highei
point on the bluff, 'Where I remains
until 4 a. m. The water wo* ten fee
deep in the town. Yoa couldn't hea
your own ears for the roar of the wind
The damage in the town of Beaofor
will not be less than $250,000.
"It is not money the people want a
much a* provisions and clothing. The!
needs are immediate. . Lota of person
had to tie themselves to trees in orde
to keep from being swept away. Thi
people are like maniac*, crying fo
bread. Some of them have' on nothinj
but ahlrta." .
Imllannpolif Will Welcome tho Voternn
Royally To-dny?Tho Arrangement*.
Ikoiaxapolis, Ind? Sept 3.?Indian
tm 1m linllilntf 4a nTalnAm
apuua Ml iu uuuua; ?? ? so ?w nw<wwi
the vote ram of the Grand Amy of th
Republic mod their friends. For th
past three weeks the oltlieaa' executiv
committee has been actively at worl
under an executive board, composed c
members ol the commercial club, molt
ine the arrangement* for the create!
event in the history oi the city.
The completion of these arrangement
have been marked by an exhibition o
an attention to details which have beei
productive of by far the beat prepare,
city in which the nations! encampmen
has evor been held. The citizens of th
entire city have shown a fpecial intei
eat in the occasion. They hare con
trlbnted liberally of their time am
means to make it a success, and faav
shown their appreciation of the magnl
tude of tho undertaking in other wayi
The decorations are the finest ever pre
pared for an encampment city.
WitU a rocord like Simmons live
Regulator all should uso it for the livci
kidneys and bowels.
? The Great Knropeu Conundram?Oral
uou? Slgne ot (lie Timet.
L nsw Yobk, Sept. 8.?The Etrald
j Paria correspondent cable* regardin
0 the European Bituation a* follow:
r "Something is taking place ii
"F.nmnn. hnt it fa (mnnaiihlA to fill
1 what it is became as yet only the oul
- ward signs are visible. To know 01
t actly what ii going on it wonld be nec
a esaary to know the thoughts of th
three personages who are the muter
r tens of the European situation. Thos
1 three personages are the cxar, th
a kaiier and the kinz of Italy.
> "What is visible is, in the first place
X a speech marked with displeasure an
bad temper, delivered by the czar o:
t the occasion of the inauguration of th
1 portof Llbaa, in which Alexander I
declared that the Baltio ought to be, ii
spite of all opposition, a Russian lake
'The second sign of the times is th
j holding of the Germany army manoeo
vers on the French fiontiers and the eo
0 trance of William II into Mete on th
anniversary of the capitulation of Sedan
t. ^ssaMpsuiieiLby?the-ciown- prfnctro
1 "Thirdly, wo have the significant fac
f that the Italian military manoeuvres ar
, also to be held on the Italian side of th
? French frontier and that the hatred c
s Italians against the French is con
i stantly on the increase. ?
"Besides all these outward and vii
f ible signs we have the fact that En(
f land is again protesting, and mor
a loudly than ever, against the policy c
. France in Siam and now seems inclinei
g to refuse what the was only a shor
s time ago ready to accept
i "A diplomatist said to me only yea
, terday: 'It looks as if Europe was hold
r ing a dress rehesreal in order to fim
out whatehe would be able to do agains
. France in the event of a war.'
t "This sums up in a few words wha
r is now present in thoughts of every
s body."
1 Sltdwnj Plalsance Got* the Crowd?A Bl;
Week Expected.
8 Chicago, Sept. 3.?if id way Plaisano
3 claimed tha attention of tlioso who via
1 ited the fair to-day. The attendanc
t was about the earn# u preceding Son
7 days. The greater number of peopl
1 who are til the city to visit the exposi
3 tion a pent the day at the city park
and other placet of interest. It ii con
fldently expected by the managemen
t that the coming week will witness mor
people at the fair than on any preced
> ing week. To-morrow ia labor day ani
1 great numbers of toilers will pas
[' tbroush the turnstiles. Besides this
, New Yorkers hare their day, and dele
, gatioas hare already arrived to partici
. pate ia the exercises. Popular feature:
5 of amusements on the lagoons and oi
1 Midway will be a further incentive U
draw out the crowds. The hotels ii
r the vicinity of the grounds are experi
r encing their first rush, the majority o
, them being filled, while private ho'naei
p of patronage
' A Lunatic Required to Testify ? to th
i Cause of Ills Insanity.
' Oolukbot, 0,,. Sept. S.?Some ques
tion having arisen aa to whether pen
aioners would be paid on Monday, tha
being Labor Say, a legal holiday, Gen
eral John Mitchell, state pension agent
1 was asked about the matter, and re
plied: "Notwithstanding the fact tha
s the quarterly pension day falls on La
hnr T)atr nenninns will be Dflid tha
day as usual, and vouchors made out oi
that day are good or valid."
* In connection with pension matter
3 much comment is being made here ove
* a recent peculiar "break" of the pen
' sion department Joseph Betta, whi
" woa a gallant soldier in Neli'a Twenty
second Indiana Battery, has for th
{ past eighteen years been hopelesal;
' insane and an inmate of the Colombo
9 Insane Asylum. Recently a letter wa
' received from Commissioner Lochren
1 stating that Betta is required to stat
9 under oath where, when end unde
1 what circumstances the injury was re
' ceivod which resulted in his insanity
1 'Sunday Bass Ball.
9 Chicago?Chicago 9. Baltimore ?
i Base hiti, 12 and 11. Errors, 4 and 1
, Batteries, Clamon, Donnelly and Kitl
' redge and Lange; Mullane, Bobinsoi
' and Clark. /Umpire, Hupat Earnei
, runs, 6 and >
i Tho Rochester, Fsl, Tumbler Work
3 will close down for one weok.
A. 8. Belnhart, sheriff of Prairl
3 county, Ark., is short in hla account
? $3,600.
J Cambria Company officers deny tba
s the Carnegies have any interest in thei
t plant
3 The peddlers' license ..tffdinance o
t Toronto, 0.. haa bean knocked out b;
1 by the courts.
t Three Arkansas sheriffs have turnei
r up with a total shortage oi $60,000 ii
the last throe weeks.
* An unknown man jumped from
moving freight train at Eamlngton, Pa
' and wu instantly killed.
, Three small children of A. 0. Blair, o
r Fetetgham, Mass., were struck by light
, ning and instantly killed,
r J. D. Garrett,-a traveling man In han
I lnck, fell from a freight 'train noa
Bochetter, Fa., and wis instantly killeo
The Banco Espanol, of Havana, th
largest in Cuba, backed by the Spanial
a government, boa suspended specie pay
The 'William Olark thread mill, c
B Westerly, E. I., will resume operation
9 in full Tuesday, after a abut down of
g month.
a Mrs. Edward Very, of Bradford, Ont.
t bocame crary when alio learned that ah
f was married to her brother. The latte
hot disappeared.
' The English royal family are mucl
pnt out at the aitacka upon tbe dnke c
Connaught's appointment to the cbio
' command at Aldrlch.
j The Wisconaon Central company i
: preparing to take possession of tt? lino
' which it bad leased to tbe Norther;
? Pacific for ninety-nine years.
E. T. Rigney, for six years confiden
j tial bookkeeper for Johnson & Grove
a at Mariaooa, Ark., ia short la bis ac
connts $11,312. The embo'zxlement ha
u coniinuod since November, 1880.
i- A wealthy manufacturer, Georgo 8
Tomer, was hanged at Spartanburg, s
G, Friday. He bad botrayod his sister
r In-law and killed her brother. In thre
V years be spent-a fortune to save hi
f iffli TO DEATH;
R Fri^tful'Runaway of Two OInolnEau
Eleotrlcal Oars.
n ' i
Carried at the Bate of Seventy
| Miles an Hoar Down Grade.
jj Either De*th Or Injury?Some Jump
0 From the Cam Daring the Terrible
' ' Ride, Bat a Number Remain
,, Aboard and Are Clinging to Them
e When They Leap Co Destruction.
'* Tho Brake* of tho Two Car* Give
e Way Simultaneously and tbe Motor^
wan Loses All' Control of Thorn.
Then tho Fatal Journey ot a Mile
t and a Quarter Begins,
e _____
e .. . ?
if Cinciswati, Ohio, 8ept 3.?To-night
at 0 o'clock, on the electric railway
? from Avondale to Cincinnati, all the
? brakes of an incoming train of two
e cars gave way simnltaseonsiy. This
f was at McGregor avenue on Hunt
' street, which was formerly called the
Reading, or Avondale, road. For a mile
r and a quarter from this point the road
. is down grade. It makes a long carve
1 before intersecting with Broadway,
t which street it onters at right angles.
The grade for four hundred yards bet
fore entering Broadway is five or six
. feet to tbe hundred. The motorman,
when the brakes failed, tried to reverse
the wheels, bat the'wires of the controller
burnt off, and motorman, conductor
and forty-Ave passengers were
at tho mercy of that wild train.
Faster ana faster it sped. A chorus
0 ol shrieks made the air dismaL Now
i' and then a passenger dropped out on
e the stony street. At the half mile from
. tbe starting point the speed was thirty
9 miles an hour. Swifter and swifter
. sped the two fated cars; louder and
mnrn donnnlrintr erew the screams.
Around the great bend the train shot
[ at fifty miles an hour with ?pe?d accelerating
every second. Into Broadway
it dashed at seventy-five miles an
j hour. Tearing across the street it
h struck a big cedar telegraph pole out o(
? the lower part of which it cut a log
where the platform and the top of the
. car struck tne pole. This piece of pole
was dropped onto the ground while the
I upper part of the pole was suspended
, by the wires in the air.
After cutting through the pole the
great iron frame'of the oar went on and
> struck a huge iron door-post in the
. building at the corner, split upon it,
, TlH'd'thrust half the length of the car
' into the bnilding. Over this mass of
pulverized ruin the roar car leaped to
b All around in this heap of confusion
were scattered the dead and dying ha
man freight. 80 far as can be learned
. not a soul escaped. One is already
t known to be dead; eighteen are in the
. hospital, and searchers are oat all along
that fatal mile and a quarter trying to
1 learn the fate of those strewn along the
t road.
1. The cars used were open summer
t cars. Conductor Oharlea Smith was
, collecting fares when Motorman George
W. Devino informed him at UcGregor
, avenue that the brakes were all disr
abled. Immediately when the motorman
. reversed his wheels, or tried to reverse
} them, and found that the controlling
. apparatus had burned out, he informed
e the conductor of the fact. Both Smith
, and Devino then became panic stricken
t and jumped for tiheir lives. Both sufs
fared sprained wrists and slight
bruises. /
0 The following is a classified list of
ri fatalities as far as obtained at this hour.
Thoy are all of Cincinnati:
.. Killed:
Mamie Nairen, aged 13, lower river
1 Fatally injured:
Louisa Erhart, aged 63, leg and arm
Louisa Berkley, skull fractured, spine
? injured.
Mar; Mahoney, aged 40, skull fractured.
Sarah Dublin, skull fractured.
Mrs. Walter Richards, Fairmont, ins
ui r ..1.. -n.wt
0 Twenty othen were more or less ser,
ionsly Injured.
Summary: Killed 1. Fatally injured
, 8. Danpjroosly injnred 11. Slightly
; injnred 11. Not heard from 18.
Ot the sixteen not heard from it is
supposed the injures are slight from
' jamplng off.
>' Miss Clara Fanl with five children
stuck on to the last and for a wonder
1 got out of the wreck with small ln|ory.
n The car with its great Iron frame and
its load weighed soveral tons.
Disbanded Nicarasunn Troopt Itob a Con.
if ojr of 6ov?rant?nt Foods.
New York, Sept. 3.?A special to a
morning paper from Managua, Nicara[
gua, says:
A party of disbanded troops to-day
captured the convoy of government
8 fundi destined to pay the regular troops.
1 The eioort pluckiiy maintained the un*
equal fight and a fierce battle resulted.
The guerrillas killed all of the .members
if of the escort and seized the money,
mnnnfini* *n tlflfl fWI The* rnhhara
a then fled" fo Honduras.
Hordered by Burglars.
e Chicago, April 3.?Peter McCoy, a
r laboring man, was instantly killed by
burplars early this morning. The robi
bera in making tbeir way about Mcit
Coy's room knocked over a chair. The
J noiae arouied McCoy, and as he sat op
in bed Tliomas Higclns, who was altera
ward captared by tbo police and cona
fesssd the killing, shot McCoy through
n the eye, killing him instantly. Higgins
was captared within two hours
after committing the murder.
^ X
' Quarantine EttablUbsd.*
j New Yore, 8ept 8.?The Hnatdt correspondent
/in Costa Rica telegraphs
i. that that country haa established sovL'
oral quarantines ? one agaihit. New
York on account of cholera, and against
a Hondnraa nndNioaragua Tor smallpox,
I and a third against iiocadcl Toro for
yellow fover.
Tills fit*.pun ttUttviiUAa,
The 8eoond Ballots Create Great Excitement?Republican
Gain* Everywhere.
Clemeneeaa Defeated?What the Betarns
Pabis, Sept 3.?The country wu in a
state of excitement to-day orer the second
ballots which were taken for mombora
of the chamber of deputies. The
campaign, which has been under way'
for two weeka, baa become more active,
and hu resulted in additional violence
with eaoh succeeding day.
The day the first ballota ware taken
waa marked by tumorous duels and
slashing of opposing crowds, and all
sorts of election dodges were resorted
to in order to win orer voters.
There wero 164 aecond ballota to be
taken. The returns began to come in
at 7 in the evening. Among the first
news waa that of tbe defeat of M. Floquet,
formerly president of tbe chamber
of deputies, M. Fabrot, a socialist, boing
elected in his district by a vote of
I A OAA !M?-0 007 fA> *r VUnnaf
x,ono nka'usv u(m>i *v* *?* iw^uvw
M. Fioquet waged a mora active campaign
than bii opponent did, bat tho
mixture o( hii came with the Panama
Canal scandal* proved an eSective fofoe
to defeat him. He had alio to
contend with opponent* who resorted
to the moat violent and
unscrupulous methods to beat
him. They broke up hi* meetings,
maahed the chairs and table* in the
meeting halls and nut out the lights.
A lew days ago a crowd pelted M. Floqnet
with stones a* be was leaving a
meeting hall, and when., he fled some
ono fired a revolvor at him.
At 11 o'clock intense excitement was
caused by the news that the detest ol
II. Clemencean, In whose campaign
interest has chiefly centered, was practically
assured; the returns with the
figures lor only six communes wsuting,
showing 6,888 votes for IL Jourdan,
and 8,219 for Clemenceau.
In the department of Var. M. Goblet
is elected by a vote ol 9,052, against
3,952 for il. Hurzetsy. M. Laguerro,
Boulansiet, was defeated by M. Chauvlere,
a Socialist. About 11 o'clock
the police stopped traffic on certain of
the streets and boulevards. As each
result was shown on transparencies in
front of the newspaper offices (here
were howls by sections of the crowd.
If. Floquet's defeat was received with
cheers by thousands.
fa. ? _ 1J.UL1 1
Ill Wtu UllUUI^Ub nuou DUO nuuuuuw
meat of Clemenceaii's certain defeat
was received and the news increased
the excitement of the multitude. The
returns then showed that eighty-five
Bepublicana, nine Conservative! and
four Ballied Right candidates had been
elected, indicating a gain for the Bepublicana
of tea seats.
M. Oiemenceau was defeated by 460
votes, the figures being: M. Jourdan
9,440; M. Oiemenceau 8,480.
Jf. Nauquot, Republican, has been reelected.
At 12:30 a. ,m. additional returns
show that 100 Republicans, 6 Conservatives
and 7 Rallied Right candidates
have been; elected, a Republican gain
of 10.
The Manoeuvres at alett to Begin To-day
?TIi? Emperor Arrives.
Berlin, Sept. S.?Emperor William
and the crown prince of Italy arrived
at Metz at 11 o'clock this morning to
attend the army manoeuvres. Ihev
were met at the station by the Grand
Duke of Baden, Prince Albrecht, of
Prnaiia, Prince Leopold, of Bavaria
and Chancellor Caprivi wero also at
the station. After the imperial party
hacl attended church tbero -was a parade
of the troops. The emperor rode
at the head of the lino and it marched
through the' city. The spectacle was
an inspiring one an the utmost enthusiasm
wss shown.
Tho manoeuvres begin to-morrow.
They will be on a far larger scale than
usual. Four entire army corps will be
in the field and engage in a mimic
The emperor, on arriving at Metz today,
made a speech in reply to an address
of welcome delivered by the
mayor of the city. He said that Metz
and its army corps formed the corner
stone of the military power of Germany
and were destined to be the safeguard
of the peace of Germany and the whole
of Europe. It was his firm purpose,
the emperor said, to maintain this
peace. The emperor went to Courcelles
this afternoon and from there drove to
Merville, where he has a new country
Indications That the State Bank Declaration
in the Chicago Platform Will Btf
Carried Oat?The President's Idea.
Washington, D. 0., Sept. 3.?The
statement printed in several papers
this morning to the effect that Presldenl
Cleveland attended at the treasury
department yesterdsy a conference to
consider the question of the repeal of
the 10 per cent tax on state banks is incorrect.
Such a conference, however,
was held. y
President Cleveland is represented as
favoring the proposition to repeal the
state bank, tax if a measure can be
iiBiuou mn? nut iuiuiuuu? tuv uiuiuui* <
ties in the way ot rehabilitation of
state bank currency.
The plan jajtgeated is to repeal the
tat on state banks and to provide (or 1
them a uniform currency printed by
the federal government based on certun
classes of safe and acceptance bonds
sadother securities properly guaranteed
by states or municipalities.
A c&uvaa is being made at national
banks to Jlnd out how they look upon
such a proposition and to ascer- ,
tain what proportion ol them would be
willing to surrender their nitioaal
charters for state charters. .
Three Men Harder the Express ilrfmgar
and Rob the PaMencer*.
SpBiNariELD, Mot, Sept. 3.?Near, the
little Btatlan of Monnd Valley, Kan- j
sas, at 4 o'clock this morning, three :
desperate men, who nndorstand their
business, held up the St. Lonls'and
San Francisco passenger train, due to
arrive in this olty at 9:45 o'clock this !
Express Messenr Chapman was
shot and killed, calling to secure ;
money from the express car, th#_bandlt?
robbed the passengers in?a. manner
much after the stylo' of the* JamesYounger
gang in 'their palmiest days. ,
It is estimated that the amount of booty ,
secured fell not far short ol $300..
iMMANFi) BtltNUlKt,- |
John I. Davenport, to Be Deprived \
of His Vocation.
Creating HI? Office I* On tbe Programme
of tbe Demooratlo Congrew?Tbe
Check Wbloh Ha* Been
on Democratic: Election Fraud* In
New York to bo Removed?Senator
Hill and Congre**man Black tbe
Father* of tbe Bill*?Tbe Week'*
Programme in Both Honao* of Con.
w AsmsoTON, v. u, Kept a?une
of tbe first e&orta of the Democratic
Congress will be directed to secure the *
repeal of tbe federal eloction law under
which John I. Davenport, of New York,'
had made each a reputation ai super- |
visor of the election. Senator Hill, of
New York, hai taken the initiative in "j
thii matter in the aenate and General: Black,
of Illinois, ex-commiasioner of
pensions and now a member of Congress,
has prepared a bill to tbe earns
purport for introduction in the house. \\
Senator Hill haa made such substantial 'I
progress <tbat he has secured the con- 1
slderation of hia bill by tbe senate committee
on judiciary, and a day or two
ago the measure was ordered to be reported
to the senate with the recommendation
that it do pais. Senator
Hill's bill is very brief,and is as follows:
"That title twenty-Bix of tbe revised
statutes of the United States (being sections
twenty hundred and two to
twenty hundred and thirty-one, both
inclusive) entitled therein 'the elective
franchise,' and generally known as the
federal election law, la hereby repealed; '
but this repeal should not affect any ^
Jirecedlng or prosecution now pending 3
or any onenie under the laid sections, jy*
or either of thejm."
The bill prepared by General Black,
of Illinois, is practically in the same
worda, and totally abolishes federal
supervision of elections, incidentally '>&
also abolishing tbe office of federal innnrvinor
of fllactinna. and thim throwing SB
John J. Davenport, of New York, oat 'lif-S
of a vocation. The Democrat*, in their If-ty.;
fight to repeal this law, do not expect'
to encounter serious opposition, either .?1
in the house or senate; and they appear \. -is
to be assured that the moasnro is one
which will secure immediate approval ,.
by President Cleveland. ' '-,W
Senator Bill and Gen. Black and the
other Democratic leaders who are preparing
to secure a prompt repeal of thia
election law are receiving very aabstan- '.>?
tial encouragement from the administration.
Under direction of Secretary
of the Treasury John Q. Carlisle, the \
postmaster of the city bf New York has
just ojoctod Supervisor Davenport from :
his office in the postoffice building and
has barred the door in some manner as
to prevent the federal supervisor or hi<
assistants ever again securing entrance.
It is believed that Davenport will op- m
peal to the courts to decide the right of
the administration to eject him from -j
the offices heretofore occupied in the
New York postoffice building, bat it Is
expected by the Democrats that before
bo cap possibly secure any favorable -
action in the courts, the bill will have, ,$a
passed both houses of Congress and i
bavo been signed by the President, re- R
pealing in toto the section of the law '
creating a federal supervisor of elections,
and under which Mr. Davenport .2
bas operated for many years.
Congressman George \V. Fithian, of
Illinois, the new chairman of the com- J
mittee on merchant marine and flsh- ?
eries, bas prepared a bill which will re- <a
ceive a'favorable report from his committee,
providing for the free admission
to American registry of ships built in L
foreign countries. The position which * as
Congressman Fithian and a majority of
his committee will take ia that it is folly
to attempt to restore onr merchant ma- V
rine by government bounties, and that
the only rnannor in which the flag of ;ij
the United. States can secure its fair
share of the growing trade'of the world :
is to admit freo to American registry v
ships built in foreign countries.
The Atliu Line Stenrpstilp Now Heron <
x' unji uvBruuD. ^ pngffl
Naw York, Sept. 3.?Thero was no
newa of the missing Atlas line steamship
Alvo yesterday. Many Inquiries
were made at the office of the company.
Tho Alvo sailed Irom New York August V
16 for West Indian porta, and la now
about elevon days overdue. The omenta
still keep up bope that she has oatrid- A
den the last two hurricanes. ThSy say
that her machinery li probably disabled
and that she has pat into some obscars
port for repairs. The Alvo'a sister ship,
the Athos, is due here to-morrow. It -.
ia^hoped that she will brlog newa of tho
Another Incendiary Fin. ' /
Special Ditjntch to lit InUUtiae*.
StaDBaaynxa, 0., Sept 8.?McDevitf i :
woolen factory, lately occupied by a
machine shop, was fired by incendiariea
?h!o ovttnlna ?nri HnmoiMwi ta thfl AXtAllt "3
ol ooo thousand dollar*. Thie If the
second time in two weeks this building jf,
has been fired. ^ .
lUpU Ocean Tnnler.
London, Sept. 3.?The new Ounard ,?i
Line steamer Lucania mads the distance
from Liverpool to Queens town toJay
in ten how* and forty-seven minutes.
making an average speed oi SLji -V
miles. The highost rate attained was
twenty-three miles in one hour;
BonlUa Raising Stoops.
tianctoalfa, Hoxdubas, Sept 8.? -,y;j
BakiUa is railing forces. It is repoifed
that he baa sect red men fromSalvaior.
Arms are aaid to have been received
by him from.tbe United States.
Many disbanded troop* from Nicaragua
have joined him.
Waatbar Feroeasc far To-day.
Tot Wort Virginia, Wrttani P?nnwlrinls and ?
Ohio, generally fair till Toesdsr night! ?U*h?ly V
varaSK winds becoming sooth.
tn TfKnauoaa sinnour,
a mrnUhtd by C, Soiutrr. Jrottut eoraeri?
Uarkatsod Vmrtaeaih Knelt .
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