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VOL. XLV. NO. 6«
MISSIONARIES ARE SAFE
By Reason of Terrell's Per
emptory Demand
DANGER IS NOT YET PAST
For Further Outbreaks Are Likely to
Occur
Accounts By Eyewitnesses of the riassacre
at Marpool — Outrages Deliberately
Planned for Purposes ol Plunder
Associated Press Special Wire.
Constantinople, Dec. 15—Much relief
Is felt today among the friends of Ameri
can missionaries over the news that has
just been received by United States Minis
ter Terrell from Aintab, Bitlis, Kharput,
C'tesara and Talasa and which contains as
surances that the missionaries at those
points are safe. They are under the pro
tection of Turkish troops in accordance
with the peremptory demand made upon
the porte by Minister Terrell. The reports
to Minister Terrell from these points, al
though they give the assurances that no
harm has yet come to the missionaries,
state that serious danger still exists and
convey the impression that the fear of fur
ther outbreaks is by no means past.
Word has also been received that the
American ladies at Hadjin are safe. A
dispatch received from Bitlis says that the
illness of Mr. Reynolds did not prevent his
being conveyed to the city of Van.
5T A t the meeting of the sobranje at Sofia
today M. Neithcoff, a deputy, in a speech
opposed voting any money for the govern
ment, owing to its attitude upon the re
ligion of the heir apparent. Prince Boris,
who, according to the announcement made
to a deputation of the sobranje by his
father. Prince Ferdinand, is Jo be bap
tized in the orthodox Greek (Russian)
church. The president of the sobranje re
fused to allow M. Neithcoff to proceed on
these lines, but the latter persisted, de
claring he would only yield to force. The
president and the governor thereupon left
the chamber amid great applause. M.
Neithcoff maintained his position in the
tribune until the president returned to the
chamber. The president was again greeted
with a great tumult and retired, but he
soon returned and ordered the removal
from the chamber of M. Neithcoff. Half a
dozen ushers sprang forward to execute
the order, but they were beaten and finally
expelled oy some of M. Neithceff's friends
and partisans, while others of them led
M. Neithcoff out of the house. A tumult
uous scene followed, and the president de
clared he would resign. He left the chair,
but was carried hack by a majority of the
deputies, who finally adjourned the house.
DETAILED ACCOUNTS
0/ Rioting and Massacres at Harpool—Out
rages Deliberately Planned
Boston, Dec. 15.—Letters at liand from
correspondents at Harpool, E istern Tur
key, give a detailed account of the scenes
and incidents attending the recent massa
cre of Armenians there, as well as of the
massacre itself.
"The first excitement over," says the
writer, "Turkish atrocities were dying out
and tranquillity was pretty well restored,
when the Dersim Kurds began to plunder
the villages right and left, six of which
were in the immediate vicinity of Harpool.
Tlie whole city was tossed with expecta
tion, and we were expecting an attack.
Some said the Kurds had government
-netion; others, that the Turks in thecity
ve,e in league with them. The Kurds,
while plundering the villages, were heard
to say, 'We are going to The
Turks in the city said, 'The Kurds are
coming here to plunder the Christian quar
ter.'
"One Aftlia, when appealed to to use
means for defense of the city, said: 'Why
should we protect the Gioaurs? Oh, let
the.v be killed.' The governor of Malatia
telegraphed here that 2000 Kurds had
come there and that he could not cope
with them. That threw the responsibility
upon the Harpool government. The lead
ing men of Arebekir went to the governor
and asked for protection. They were treat
ed witii contempt. These disturbances
could not have happened if strong orders
had been sent to the governor general to
preserve order at any cost.
"The terror and distress in the devastat
ed villages can scarcely be picturod. Those
who escaped with their lives iiave been
stripped of everything else, with winter
just at their doors. Where the Kurds have
•lone devastated the loss of life is not
great, The.Kurds plunder, but do not gen
erally kill, unless resisted.
"The idea of an uprising among the
Armenians is absurd. They are in terror
of their lives. They are prepared to sur
render all their possessions if only their
lives can be spared."
Another writer describing the attack
upon the city says:
"The first attack began on Sunday, No
vember 20th, by a few Kurds. These were
driven off. Monday there was another at
tack in the morning. This also was re-
Eelled. These attacks amounted to little,
ater on Monday the Kurds and Turks
from the surrounding region attacked
Husanik. Several were killed. The sol
diers were sent down the road to meet
them, and some of the principal Moslems
also went down. They had a conference
with the Kurds. Then the soldiers with
drew to the city, dragging their cannon in
a very leisurely fashion. After the soldiers
had reached the city the Kurds and Turks
eameon, yelling and firing. The soldiers
made no attempt to stop them. They
fired the cannon once harmlessly over
the heads of the Kurds. The Turks of the
city joined in the plunder and attack. The
school was first set on lire; then the
greater part of the Christian quarter.
Christians were shot down everywhere."
*•! iaw all these things with my own
•yes, lur I watched with a Held glass, when
It became plain that the whole thing was
definitely planned and arranged. The
Christians had given up their arms and
•ast themselves on the protection of the
government. No Cliristian lired on the
assailants. The missionaries took refuge
in the girls' school until that was attacked.
The mission house of Rev. O. V. Allen and
wife was burned and the school set on fire.
They then gathered in the yard prepared
to die. Dr. Barnum spoke to the military
commander and he sent soldiers, but only
two remained to protect the missionaries,
and they demanded money or they would
to away as i heir comrades had done. The
missionaries decided to go into the college
building. As they left the school yard a
Turk fired upon them from across the jard
twice, llrst at Mr. Allen and then at Rev. C.
Frank Gates, but he was a very bad marks
man and no one was hit. The family of
Mr. Gates was the last to leave the yard.
"Soon after the missionaries got into
the school building the officer sent for
them to come out. The miasiouairies re
fused to do so, saying they had no confi
dence in the chief and if they wished to
offer protection they could protect them
where they were. If they did not, the
missionaries would die there.
"At last the Alai Bey (Mahomet Bey), a
Circassian, arrived. He was the first and
only man who acted as if he meant to do
anything for the missionaries. He called
back the soldiers who had been sent by the
military commanders. The missionaries
at once came out and begwn fighting the
llres that had been set. Al ii Bey helped
them. The house of President Gates, Mr.
Barnum, and the normal school and col
lege buildings were saved, but eight of the
buildings were burned.
"All the houses were plundered and the
soldiers made no attempt to stop it. The
missionaries were stripped of everything
hut the clothes they wore. The Turks of
the city were very much disappointed that
any of the missionaries' buildings were
spared. Tuesday the Kurds returned to
tlie attack. An order came to stop them,
and permission was given to shoot the
Kurds. When tlris order came two soldiers
laid down their arms. Nine Kurds were
killed that day at Mezrel and five at Har-
POOh This finished the attack of the
Kurds, but there was. and is still, danger
of attacks frem Turks. The missionaries
put themselves under the protection of the
government again and again formally, but
the protection was a sham.
"As a result of the massacre," the writer
says, "from Diarhekir to Malatia Arabkir
(fcgin) and Peri, the whole region is a deso
lation. 1 counted twenty-one ruined vil
lages, and (bare are said to be thirty-five of
them, in the Char Santljak alone. The
missionaries may not escape with their
lives."
A Picture of Desolation
Constantinople, Dec. 14.—(via Sofia.
Bulgaria, Dec. 15.)— The" French guard
ship Faucon arrived here yesterday by
permission granted by the Sultan on de
mand of the powers and has joined the
British gunboat Dryad, the Italian war ves
sel Archimides, and the Austrian gunboat
Sebenico, whicli arrived during the week.
The secondary effects of the outrages
perpetrated upon the Armenians in the
three weeks past are seen in the advices
now being received from Ainotolia, which
dwells upon the terrible distress existing
everywhere. A thousand fugitives have
taken refuge in Black sea ports, where
they remain in a deplorable condition.
The Kurds continue to pillage Ar
menian villages without opposition from
the helpless inhabitants. During the last
week ItIO villages have been sacked and
seventy men killed. The villages of Serai,
Hazira, Bohackessen and the Armenian
district of Haisalsor have been laid waste.
The village of Lamasguird has been raided
four times in one week. The authorities
made no attempt whatever to put a stop to
the Kurdish raids or to punish the perpe
trators of them. It is feared that the in
hahitants of numbers of villages who have
lied through fear of a second outrage and
have taken refuge at inaccessible points in
the mountains, will perish during the se
vere weather of the winter which is now
coming. The Armenians are held in a
state of utter despair over their situation.
The massacres of Armenians in Kaisi
rich and Talas lasted for three days. All
kinds of excesses are perpetrated upon
the inhabitants, many women and girls be
ing outraged by tho gendarmes as well as
the Kurds. 11 has previously been alleged
that the Kurds alone were responsible for
this species of outrage, being beyond the
control of the authorities. The scenes
which are daily enacted are too horrible to
allow of description.
The survivors of these massacres are
contpelled either to adopt Islam or be
The ambassadors of the powers here are
finding that it is useless to address com
munications to the porte on this subject as
the sultan is convinced that the European
concert is a mere infant.
Although the immediate cause of the re
cent widespread panic here was the quar
rel between two Armenians, it now ap
pears that a wholesale attack upon all the
Armenians in the city, looking to their ex
termination, was in reality projected on
that day. The attack was to commence
at 11 oclock in the morning, but the plan
was frustrated by the state of alarm cre
ated by the quarrel betweon two Armeni
ans, which served as a warning to the Ar
menians in the city and caused them to
take refuge in their houses.
Too Appalling ior Words
London, Dec. 15.—The Daily News has
a dispatch from Constantinople dated
December 1-1, which says:
News is daily received here of thousands
of Armenians wno are offered the choice
between Islam and death.
At M.trash an Armenian who was or
dained an Anglican clergyman.refused the
choice and was killed by slow torture.
At Kharput two Protestant preachers
held a meeting and wore imprisoned.
At ('hem ilfty-two persons died as
martyrs for their religion.
At Ouzoon a large number of Armenians
were captured and led to a neighboring
Turkish village, where they were ordered
to change their faith. Fifty of them leaped
into tho Euphrates and were drowned, the
Turks shooting them while they were in the
water.
This day the British vice consul at Van
describes the contlition of the Armenians
as being too appalling for words. Thous
ands of women and girls are wandering
through the snow-piled streets without
shelter or food, and barefooted, their rav
ishers having left only their chemises, and
some of them only a cloth to cover their
naked nest.
An eye-witness of the barbarities of the
massacre at Kaisarich on November JiOth
says that men and women were literally
hacked to pieces to the number of several
hundred. Some of the Turks say a thou
sand were killed. Saturday afternoon a
thousand tierce fellows came from the vil
lages to the city. Many women were ab
ducted. The troops could have squelched
the business if they desired to do so. The
Armenians of Kaisarich were always quiet
and law-abiding.
All this information is in the hands of
the ambassadors, with names and dates.
The Zeitoun tragedy is approaching an
end. At tho Samanlik yesterday the
sultan's secretary informed Europeans
that the Keitounlis committed a horrible
outrage; that they had descended en
masse from the hills, burned the Moslem
village of Martia und killed every in
habitant.
This is a foul lie invented by Izzet Bey,
the clever Arabic scoundrel who now rules
the sultan and the empire. He maintains
his power by pandering to the sultan's
thirst for Armenian blood, Everybody is
aware that Zeitoun was surrounded by
troops and hashi bazouks and that such a
sortie was impossible. The object of the
falsehood is to alienate sympathy from the
Armenians. This means that the doom of
the Zeitounlis is sealed. The sultan means
to seize on an excuse to order their exter
mination.
On Thursday morning a demonstration
by Sottas against the palace was arranged,
hut was frustrated by numerous arrests.
It is reported that fresh massacres oc
curred at Kaisarich yesterday, but this is
not continued.
Legation Advices.
Washington, Dec. 15.—The Turkish le
gation received from the sublime porte the
following telegram under today's date:
People of the Persian tribe of Kardars,
who attacked the Armenian village of Van,
were successfully repulsed by the imperial
troops. The goods and cattle stolen at
Mursovan, Amassia and Halik, were partly
restored to their owners. The situation at
Zeitoun remains the same. Everywhere
else order is perfect. The attacks on the
inhabitants of the villages of Zerkian and
Kurzet (Van) were made by brigands from
Persia*
THE HERALD
LOS ANGELES. MONDAY MORNING-* DECEMBER 16, 1895.-EIGIIT PAGES.
THE INSURGENTS' ATTITUDE
As Set Forth by Senor de
Quesada
ANSWERING "AN AMERICAN"
A Campaign of Falsehood by the Span-
isb Warriors
Either the Spanish Army Is Very Poor, or the
Whole Soul of Cuba Is
Aroused
Asfociated Press Sneclal Wire.
Washington, Dec. 15.—The attitude
and claims of the Cubans are set forth in a
statement given out today by Senor Gon
zales de Quesada, the secretary of the Cu
ban delegation in the United States. It is
in answer to a pamphlet signed "An Amer
ican," which has been widely circulated in
this country, Senor Quesada pictures al
leged Spanish cruelties, gives an official
estimate of 50,000 revolutionists in the
Meld and invites Spanish advocates to de
bate. He continues:
"A document circulated by the Spanish
representatives through their paid medium
of the bureau established in New York and
■imply subscribed 'An American,' can carry
no weight before public opinion of this
country.
"The phrases put in complimentary to
this country, to 'pat Americans on the
back' are not sufficient to mark the Span
ish sources which inspired and paid for
this anonymous attack.
"We cannot fail to suggest that if the
newspapers in this country have not been
able to obtain exact news, it has neen be
cause the cable and the mail have been in
the hands exclusively of, and tampered
with by the Spanish authorities who would
not allow any matter to go through but
what was favorable to the government.
Did Martinez de Campos give the order or
not that all foreign correspondents should
not go into the Cuban ranks, and threaten
to shoot them immediately if they diso
beyed?
He calls attention to the American cor
respondents, Woodward and Reno, and all
other who have refused to sell American
manhood and dishonor their calling by
falsifying reports of battles or concealing
the horriole atrocities committed by the
Spanish.
"There has been no absence of present
ment of the Spanish side, yet Americans
do not know how a man could be killed
and identified, as Maceo was, and then
five months later defeat the Spanish at
Vaienjuela; and again, three months after
ward, cross the terrible military cordon of
the Spanish into Los Villas. What has
been the outcome of the surrender of Rabi,
Rego and a host of others; fabrications
that were given out to discourage Cubans
I or influence, if. possible, legislation in this
I country, as was done before the president's
i message, when it was wired that the Cuban
cniiee.hadreceived a death-blow; a cam-
IMssfnftssTMssdiood which wilt be renewed
I when cosiness meets? The Spanish have
not admitqpa single defeat, and yet tho
Cubans have armed (heir men with rifles
used only by the government. The gov
ernment has killed, according to their offi
cial count, more men already than they
admit we have in the field; yet we hear of
transports bringing thousands of unfortu
nate recruits to Tight for a toppling mon
archy in America. Spain ever loses but
the last bsttlc, as she will lose in Cuba.
If the truth is not known, it is Spain's
taut. Let her welcome fearless and in
; corruptible American journalists to Cuba
I and give them facilities; let her ask the
1 press of this country to name a committee
I of Investigation, otherwise it will look as if
she was afraid of the power of the Ameri
can press.
■•Cuba has placed in the field an array of
50,000 men. She has a population of
1,500,000; of course about half are
I women, leaving 750,000 males, and fully
| 1200,000 able bodied, among them. This
lis a wonderful proportion, and shows an
almost unanimous feeling for the revolu
tion. Cuban patriots are today called the
same names that the Spanish-American
heroes Bolivar and llucre were. The mi
jority is in favor of war. If not, how is it
I that tho whole Spanish army has not been
able to crush this bana of desperadoes,
and more than SO generals and God knows
how many officers are chasing this band of
Rob Roys without success. Either the
Spanish army is very poor end hor leaders
! unworthy of their trust, or it is the whole
i soul of Cuba which is aroused. List the
world decide. The predictions made in
February that all would be settled within
10 weeks is. becoming a monstrous repiti
tion, not borne out by subsequent events.
The ex-marquis of Santa Lucia, our presi
dent, nas one of the highest titles in Cuba.
Masso, the vice-president, is admittedly a
man of integrity and of means. But tuis
! attacking pamphlet fails to mention Ra-
I fael Fortuondo, the secretary of foreign
j affairs,a most distinguished lawyer of high
social rank; Dr. rernun Valdez Domin
guez, the sub-secretary, a noted phytucian,
a victim of the cruelties of the Spaniards,
when they shot tho eight innocent students
of medicine, butchered to please the
Spanish rabble. Yet these are attacked as
outcasts, bandits, refugees and ignorant
outlaws.
"Today there are more colonels in the
Cuban army who were leaders of the au
tonomist party before tho war than in the
junta central. The Cubans are oppressed;
if not, it would not be necessary to keep
in the island a standing army larger than
the one in the United States, which lias
sixty times its population. They are tax
ridden and drained of their wealth to fill
the coffers of Spain."
Campos' Resignation
New York, Dec. 15.—Several of the
more prominent members of the Cuban
junta were seen this evening in relation to
the dispatch concerning the resignation
of Campos. A statement by Horatio S.
Rubens, the legal adviser of the junta,
said:
"The news is not of an unexpected na
ture. Without desiring to confirm the
authenticity of the dispatch, lam never
theless able to state that for some time
past the junta has been possessed of
information which points to Campos being
removed to another sphere of action. The
belief among my associates is that the
word 'recall' should be substituted for
'resignation.' In the present instance
there are a multitude of reasons why
Campos should not voluntarily resign his
command, and by doing so lose prestige
and Invite disgrace.
"The only possible motive for the rosig
nation would be the general's dissatis
faction with the number and type of
troops furnished him and the failure of his
government to let him have necessary sup
plies. It is also possible that he is not in
accord with the recently arrived lieutenant
Renerala, Pando and Marin. These may
aye differed with him regarding the treat
ment of prisoners. Campos himself is
severe enough where captured patriots are
concerned, but It is well known that Pando
and Marin few a reversion to the brutal!
ties which characterized the work of Span
ish officers and men in preceding revolu
tions.
More t-ighting
Havana, Dec. 15.—A column of troops
commanded by Colonel Oliver met the
forces of Gomez andMnceo on December
ljlat Altos de Alberuches. The resulting
engagement lasted from the afternoon Into
the night. The insurgents were dislodged,
leaving upon the field fifteen killed. The
troops had five killed and twenty wounded,
one of the latter being an officer.
Colonel Moralo had a fight in the district
of Manzanillo with the insurgent baud of
Estrada and Ramirez, which lasted for
three hours, after which the insurgents dis
persed.
The transport Legazni arrived at Santiago
de Cuba today. Bight men have been ar
rested, together with some laborers, for
having formed a combination for stealing
cartridges and ammunition. Among them
is a delegate from the New York revolu
tionary junta.
An Insurgent Victory
Madrid. Dec. 15.—Word lias been re
ceived from Havana that WOO insurgents
led by lioderigucz, Lopez and Reicto at
tacked the Spanish column of Captain
Horrego, consisting of seventy-two soldiers,
near Nuevitas. The troops made a heroic
defense,but Lieutenant Ardeto and twenty
nine of the .Spaniards were killed and eight
of them wounded. Captain Borrego and
four men escaped, but the remainder of
the column was captured. The insurgents
have put a s op 10 the harvesting in the
Camagua district.
The first intelligence of the engagement
mentioned in the above dispatch was con
veyed by a cable to the Associated Press
direct from Havana on Saturday.
Cuban Sympathizers.
Memphis, Term., Dec. 15,—Cuban sym
pathizers are active in this city. A dozen
men left this city November 24 to fight
with the insurgents, and news has just
been received of their safe arrival in Cuba,
where they were received with open arms.
It is said another expedition is being
formed here, which will leave in a few
days.
THE IRISHMEN ARE ARMING
Ostensibly to Support the United States
Government
In Reality to Accomplish the Release ol the
Emerald Isle prom Bloody Brit
ain's Clutches
New York, Dec. 15.—A local paper will
tomorrow say:
For the last ten months a movement has
been under way in the lodges of the Clan
na-Gael, in this and other largo cities, to
organize among the best Irishmen, mili
tary companies. In this city alone there is
a well-drilled and equipped regiment of
500 men, and companies and regiments
are in process of formation in Brooklyn,
Boston, Chicago and other large cities.
It is said the whole movement is a
, scheme to prepare a well-trained and
I armed body of men to be used when there
is an opportunity to free Ireland. This
scheme is denied by the leaders of the
movement, who declare that the men are
drilling for the purpose of furnishing the
United States government with trained
soldiers in case of an emergency, but, not
withstanding this assertion, it has leaked
out that Ireland's cause is the principal
object of the movement. One of the oaths
which every recruit takes, it is said, is to
serve the cause of Ireland.
According to the plan of the organizers,
a regiment was to be formed in this city
called the First Irish volunteers. Each
company of this regiment was to be re
cruited from a lodge of the Clan-na<Gael.
The lodges of'he Clan-na-Gacl interest
ed are: Geraldine, Speranza, Thomas
Davis, Kimiiett, Owen Kowe, Innisfail,
Sunburst, Napper Tandy, Wolfton and En
nishope.
No man could join a company unless he
was a member of the'Clan-na-Gael. After
becoming a member of this organization
he has to be» vouched for by two well
known Irishmen before he could enlist.
He also had to buy a distinctive uniform
and be willing to pay his pro rata share of
the expenses of the movement.
The organizers were successful. A bat-
1 taliou of lour companies was soon formed
I and the men were drilled. Recruits still
! came in and today a legitnont of ten com
! p mies has been Conned, the last company
being mustered in recently. Each of the
ten companies has about fifty men. The
uniform is like that of the regular army in
every respect except the cap. Tho head
gear is shaped like the fatigue cap of the
National guard. Its body is of dark army
blue, but its top is ot a brilliant canary
yellow, upon which is traced in bright em
erald green a large shamrock, signifying
"the green above the orange."
The arm used is a magazine rifle of the
most improved style. It is a very hand
some weapon. The men drilled in the lat
est drill regulations, including tiio new
manual of arms introduced in the National
guard of this state several weeks ago,
Roderick Kennedy, president of tho Clan
na Gael, when seen, said the regiment was
organized for the purpose of furnishing
troops to the United States government in
case of need. The expense of tho move
ment is paid partially by the lodges and
partially by the members.
"We have two splendid battalions, oneof
which drills on Monday and the other on
Thursday. The Crystal Palace is being
fitted up with a gymnasium and other ne
cessities for a yt-ung men's military organ
ization."
FUNDAMENTAL PROPOSITIONS
Regarding Personal Liberty, as Lold Down
by Dr. Depew
New York, Dec. 15.—The World tomor
row will say:
Dr. Chauncey M. Depetv said many inter
esting things at his home today on the
subject of personal liberty. He laid down
three fundamental propositions.
Kirst, European people have won their
personal liberty by a slow and painful
struggle.
Second, personal liberty means the right
11 go one's own way unmolested.
Third, woman has the right to be where
ever man has the right to be.
A Mad Dog .Scare
Sedalia, Mo., Dec. 15.—A serious mad
dog scare has been experienced here. A
water spaniel dog attacked with rabies ran
through the streets biting children and
women, half a dozen people and several
animals being bitten before the police
killed the dog. The spaniel jumped on the
5-year-old son of Mrs' G, W. < >'Daniels and
tore its face in three places and bit its
arms, inflicting bad wounds. Mrs. Daniel
Brown and 0. Clopton were also bitten.
Mrs. U'Daniels has taken her child to
Clinton to have a madstone applied to his
wounds.
Captain Bassett Bettel
Washington, Dec. 15.—A slight rally in
the condition of Captain Isaac Bassett oc
curred this afternoon. The physicians
hold out no hope, and Mr. Bassett's de
mise seems but a question of a short time. >
CONGRESSIONAL FORECAST
Senate Reorganization Likely to
be Delayed
CZAR REED'S COMMITTEES
Will Be Announced on Friday or
Saturday
There Is Likely to be Some Interesting Skirm
ishing over Contested Seats and the
Venezuelan Correspondence
Associated Press Sneclal Wire
Washington, Dec. I{s, —Speeches' are
promised in the senate during the week on
various topics now before that body. Sen
ator Hill probably will talk on the Monroe
doctrine: Senator While on the senate
rules and Senator Stewart on his resolu
tion regarding the effect of the rate of ex
change on agriculture and manufactures
between gold standard and silver standard
countrioe. There also is a probability of
some speeches on Senator Peffer's bill re
garding senatorial funerals. This is the
only bill of general importance which has
been reported from the committee. It is
possible the reorganization question may
come up during the latter part of the week,
but the best opinion is that the reorganiza
tion will not be perfected before the holi
days. The adjournment for Christmas is
expected to take place on Friday.
IN THE HOUSE
All Interest Centers In the Announcement of
Committees
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15.—This will be the
last weak in the house before the recess for
the Christmas holidays, and practically
the only thing thai will be accomplished
will be the appointments of committees,
which Speaker Reed will announce on Fri
day or Saturday when the recess is taken.
As a preliminary to the appointment
of committees, however, the proceedings
will probably be enlivened by a couple of
days of active skirmishing. The house is
operating under the rules of the Fifty-first
congress. In that congress the merabor
bershiD of the leading committees like
ways and means, appropriations, judi
ciary, etc., was fifteen members.
Owing to the increase of membership in
the house as a result of the eleventh census
and the admission of four northwestern
territories in 16EI0, the membership of
those committees was increased in the
Fifty-second congress to seventeen. It
will be necessary, therefore, to bring
amendmcuts to the rules under which the
house is now operating to increase the
membership of these committees to seven
teen.
Atthough the general debate on the rules
will not come until the rules committee
makes its report after the holidays, still it
is not unlikely that the proposition to in
crease the membership of the committees
referred to wilt precipitate general debate.
[ Certainly, if it does not, another resolution
| which will be offered tomorrow or Tuesday
will. This will be in the shape of a resolu
tion to divide the committee on elections.
There are twenty-nine contested seats in
the present house. Experience has shown
that the consideration of election cases are
long, tedious affairs, and it has repeatedly
happered that the end of tho second ses
sion and final adjournment is reached with
some cases still pending. The house lead
ers, therefore, considered it wise to divide
the committee this year in order to facili
tate the consideration of the cases. The
Democrats charge that if this plan is to be
pursued. Democrats can be more promptly
ousted from their seats, and the debate
will doubtless develop considerable parti
san rancor.
In case the correspondence over the Ven
ezuelan boundary line is not Bent to con
gress tomorrow or Tuesday, a resolution
calling for it may be passed. It is not im
probable also that the report of Secretary
Carlisle, which will be submitted tomorrow,
may be brought before tho house by some
parliamentary device and made the subject
of an exciting debate.
Marton'G Candidacy
Nf.w Y'okk, Dec. 15.—Tho Morning Ad
vertiser will tomorrow say:
Levi P. Morton is an avowed candidate
for the presidency. The Advertiser is able
to make this announcement on what may
be termed the best authority. During the
present week a distinguished party leader
told an Advertiser reporter that the gov
ernor may conclude to take his friends
into his conlldonce and declare to them
just how he feels about 1 Silt!.
A leader who say tho governor Thursday
lastcamebackwi.il a pretty clear convic
tion that Morton does not propose to toss
away the honor offered him at the last
Saratoga convention, and that while he
does not propose to exert himself person
ally, he will bo pleased to have the New
York delegation stand as tlrmly for his
nomination at St. Louis as did the famous
300 for that of Grant in 1 880.
Continuing, the Advertiser says:
The Advertiser possesses other informa
tion which has to do wiih the formation of
a most powerful combination which, when
occasion requires, is intended to be swung
to the support of either Morton, Heed or
Allison. It was at tho home of Sena
tor M. S. Quay m Washington, the
night before the recent commit
tee meeting, that the anti-Harrison
and anti-McKinley was organized, There
were present ex-Senator I latt of New
York, representing Governor Morton,
Senator miay, whose llrst choice is
Thomas li. Heed, James S. t'larkson
of lowa, the personal representa
tive of Senator William B. Alli
son; National Committeeman Garret
K. flobart of New Jersey, who wants Mor
ton nominated; National Committeeman
Fessendeu of Connecticut, who favors
Reed, and Col. Isaac Trutnbo, prospective
United Sates senator from I" tail and rep
resenting that new state, as well as Cali
fornia, Nevada, Wyoming and Idaho.
At Senator Quay's home, therefore, wore
representatives of states, whose total num
ber of delegates aggregate 238 ~ New York,
112; Pennsylvania, 70: New Jersey, 20;
California. 18: lowa, 20; Connecticut, 12;
Utah, 6; Idaho, 0; Arizona, 0; Wyoming,
6. Total 238.
A .Measure ot Economy
Washington, Dec. 15.—The diplomatic
representation of Nicaragua has been dis
continued for the Urst time in many years,
and as a measure of economy no legation
will be maintained at Washington. This
action was a matter of surprise, owing to
the importance of some of the questions,
notably the canal, in which the I'nited
States and Nicaragua are mutually inter
ested.
Dr. Guzman has presented his letter of
recall to tho state department and has
entered upon tho practice of medicine at
his home, which was formerly the Nica
ragua legation.
LlmiteJ Press Privileges
Washington, Dec. 15.—The officials
governing the conduct of the press gal
If you have any wants for 1_| _ | # _
you can get it supplied in I IClf/
The Herald
Chear) A Sure Winner
leries of the house and senate have adopt
ed a rule fhat will exclude from the privil
eges of these galleries all legislative as
well as executive clerks. Clerks to mem
bers and senators not engaged in news
paper work are those who are affected.
The prospect of application from many
clerks who depend on their salaries
fro mmembers for a living but
who would represent small provin
cial papers, was the prime object in
the adoption of this rule. The galleries
are already crowded and a limit had to be
fixed.
A Congressman Dead
Omaha, Neb., Dec. 13.—A special to the
Bee from Hastings, Neb.. Bays: Hon. W.
A. McEeiglian, ex-member of congress
from the fifth Nebraska district, died early
this morning. He had been seriously ill
since his attendance at the Transmissouri
congress at Omaha some two weeks ago.
His disease took a desperate turn and for
several days the end had been expectantly
awaited. He was a sufferer from dys
pepsia, complicated with heart and lung
troubles.
His funeral will bo held at Red Cloud on
Wednesday afternoon at '1 oclock.
A Boom for Brown
Lexington, Ky., Dec. 15.—The Lexing
ton Observer, edited by ex-State Senator
Hodges, proposes ex-uovetnor Brown of
Kentucky for the Democratic nomination
for president, and says his name will be
presented in convention. The Observer
is a radical free silver paper and is waging
bitter warfare on Cleveland and Carlisle.
A House Clerkship
Washington, Dec. 15.—Mr. Robert S.
Hatcher of Lafayette, Ind., has been ap
pointed one of the reading clerks in the
house of representatives.
The Land Contract
Managua, Nicaragua, Dec. - 16 —Judge
Duarte of the supreme court has written
an opinion bearing on the question of the
annulment of the contract of the govern
ment with the Nicar •cua Canal associa
tion. I le hopes that Nicaragua should first
demand a prompt compliance with the
terms of the contract.
THE PATRIOTS OF AMERICA
Launch Their Bark on the Stormy Sea
of Politics
Harvey "ol "Coin" l ame Leads the Legions
Looking for Free Silver and
Political Unselfishness
Chicago, Dec. 15.— W. H, Harvey, the
oracle of free silver, who is better known
as "Coin," today launched his new political
party. According to the press notice which
Mr. Harvey gave out, it is to be known as
"Patriots of America."
Its especial mission is to advance the
cause of free silver as well as to eliminate
selfishness from politics, and it is expected
to rapidly overcome existing political
parties.
The national officers are W. H. Harvey,
first national patriot; Charles 11. McClure,
national recorder, and James F. Adams,
national treasurer. Mr. Harvey was first
elected head of the order, anc then he ap
pointed Messrs. Adams and McClure, and
the organization was declared complete.
No salary attaches to any of the offices
except that of national recorder, and Mr.
McClure announces he will not accept
this.
On the first Tuesday of next April, how
ever, when the organization is expected to
be in good working order, an election will
be held and a new set of officers chosen or
the present set re-elected. The constitu
tion expressly provides that no national
officer can accept any elective or appoint
ive office, nor can he acquire private prop
erty in excess of $100,000.
HA side order, called the Daughters of the
Republic, is also to be started. Its mem
bership will be confined to the gentler sex,
and the head of it will carry the proud title
of the first woman of the republic. It is
not to be a woman suffragist association,
but rather a helping hand to the Patriots of
America, who are expected to do the vot
ing.
CLEVELAND RETURNS
His Trip Uneventful and the Weather Very
Bad —A Good Bag
Washington, Dec. 15.—President Cleve
land returned to Washington this after
noon from his hunting trip in the waters of
North Carolina. With him were Or. Reilly,
Lighthouse Inspector Lamburton and Com
mander Wilder. The President looked the
picture of health.
The run from Norfolk was made in fair
time and it was 2 :30 o'clock when the boat
reached Washington. Quite a number of
people had congregated at the landing
place. A good string of ducks, which was
the best evidence of the party's luck, was
taken from the vessel and distributed
among the members of the party. Barring
the inclement weather which, for several
days, interfered with the sport, there was
no special incident during the trip. The
storm in the vicinity of Hatteras was re
ported by the President and those accom
panying him as being very serious. During
the stress of weather the lighthouse tender
anchored behind Hatteras light, where the
storm lost its severity. The President first
learned of the death of Judge Thurman at
Elizabeth City, N.C. He paid a high tri
bute to the memory of the distinguished
Ohioan, alluding to him as "one of the
truest and ablest patriots of the Republic."
THE PASSENGERS SAVED
The American Liner Indiana Badly Damaged
in Collision
Liverpool, Dec. 15.—The American
liner Indiana, Capt. Boggs, from Philadel
phia December 2, at 7 :IJO oclock this even
ing was turning into (he stream in order to
land her passengers, when she collided
witlt the British steamer Samoora, which
was anchored in midstream. As a result
the Indiana showed a big rent in her port
side just at the bulkhead, through which
the water rushed in a great torrent. The
disabled steamer was immediatlely towed
to the landing stage, where her passengers
were landed. The vessel sank three feet
in half an hour. An effort was made to
plug up the great hole in the steamer's
side, but it proved fruitless. The vessel
was then towed to the Chester shore and
there beached.
With only a little more delay the Indiana
would have sunk in mid-stream. The Sa
rooora was also badly damaged.
The Indiana is a brig rigged iron steamer
of 2824 tons and 2158 tons gross register.
She was built at Philadelphia in 18711 and
is owned by the International Navigation
Company. She sank eight feet at the laud
ing place.
A Church Burned
Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 15.—The Eighth
street Methodist Episcopal church, one of
the finest church edifices of this city, was
destroyed by lire today. A. L. Robbins was
pinned beneath joists and his legs burned
nearly off. He cannot recover. George
Wamlonlicht was frightfully burned, but
will recover. Bith are firemen. Loss
|30,<*©0.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
LOGAN ALSO WROTE A BOOK
Praising His Friends and Roast
ing His Enemies
"UNCLE DANIEL'S STORY'
Was the Autobiography of the Famous
General
But the Secret Was Guarded Well and Al
Efforts to Identify the Author
Proved Fruitless
Associated Press Special Wire.
Chicaoo, Dec. 15.—A special to the
Times-Herald from Washington says:
John A. Logan's secret rs out at last. In
188ti a hook appeared from the press of a
Now York firm, entitled Uncle Daniel's
Story of Tom Anderson ana Twenty Great
Battles.
It was published anonymously "by an
officer of the Union army."
Many prominent public men wore cov
ertly attacked in its pages, their names be
ing paraphrased. Some of thern>conspicu
ously Senator Voorhees of Indiana, pub
lished interviews in self defense. All ef
forts to identify the author proved fruit
less. The secret is now out. John A. Lo
gan was the author, and "Tom Anderson"
was himself.
General Logan wrote this book in 1884
and the following year. He began it while
he was on the Republican ticket w'Jh
Blame as a candidate for vice-president.
General Logan told those who were hon
ored with his confidence that all the inci
dents of his book were actual occurrences.
He regarded the story as an autobiography.
The framework of the story was imagin
ary, but its substance was drawn from
General Logan's own experience and ob
servations.
In order to conceal his identity and to
avoid too pointed reference to prominent
men in military and civil life, General Lo
gan changed geographical and proper
names to suit his purpose, though nearly
always leaving a clue to his meaning.
The story is told by "Uncle Daniel," who
in real life was Daniel McCook, father of
the famous family of McCook boys who
entered the army from Ohio.
Colonel Bush, a man with one arm. asks
Uncle Daniel for a story of some of his ex
periences in the war. Uncle Daniel rises,
delivers a short melodramatic prologue,
and begins by telling about a riot m Allen
town in 1861. Bowen, a prominent man
in that part of the state, had excited the
people by denouncing the war as "an in
famous abolition crusade," the president
as a "villainous tyrant" and tlio United
States soldiers as "Lincoln's hirelings and
dogs with collars around their necks."
Here Colonel Bush interrupts the; old
man by asking what became of this man
Bowen.
•'I understand," replied Daniel, "that ho
now occupies one of tue highest positions
that the people of Indiana can give to one
of iter citizens."
This was said in 188-1. Tito book con
tains attacks on other men then in public
life.
UNPAID TESTIMONIALS
To the Hysterlous Power of a Schlat:cr.
Blessed Handkerchief
Siiamokin, Pa., Dec. 15.—Nathan W.
Baker, proprietor of the Baker house nt
Lewisburg, asserts that he was wholly
cured of acute inflammatory rheumatism,
from which he was a sufferer for a score or
years, through the mysterious powers of
Francis Schlatter, the "Divine Healer" of
Colorado.
None of the local doctors were able to
help Mr. Baker, and it was only by tiie aid
of crutches that he was able to move about
when not confined to his home.
Miss Fasnaught, a Lewisburg girl who
was visiting Denver friends, had Schlatter
bless a handherchief and then sent it to
Mr. Baker. He placed it over the affected
parts of his body and says he was able to
walk without pain or trouble in twenty
four hours. Now he claims to be better
than he has been for years and has just
made public the manner in which he wae
cured.
Drank Carbolic Acid.
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 15.—John L.
Heard, a nephew of ex-Congressman John
T. Heard, of Sedalia, Mo., committed sui
cide at his home in this city today, taking
carbolic acid. He is supposed to have
been driven to the deed by the publication
this morning in a scurrilous newspaper
printed here an article accusing his wife
of improper conduct. A copy of this ar
ticle, clipped from the paper, was found in
one of his pockets. Heard was employed
in a wholesale paper house.
THE NEWS
BY TELEGRAPH —The American missionary
in Turkey are safe, but outbroaks aro likely
to recur: details ol the massacro ot Har
pool The attitude of tho Cuban insur
gents officially set forth Forecast of the
week's proceedings In congress; littlo will
be done until after the holidays —Tha
woman suffragists itsue a call for a na
tional convention in January.... "Coin"
Harvey launches his HOW political party
A big strike against tho sweatshop sys
tem, by Now York tailors; labor notes....
Gen. John A. Logan wrote a book, but con
cealed the identity of the autlmr Tha
Clan-naCiael Organizing military com
panies to fight for tho freedom of Ireland
Ban Bernardino; the city in darkness
....Santa Ana; grand jury report. ..Santa
Barbara; an Incendiary tire Santa Mon
ica; shipping interests; bicycle notes....
*"* Pasadena; ex-prisoners of war orff&nUa)
the Montclair Children's home.
ABOUT THE CITY—The City Council today;
President Teed may make things very
lively A Richmond In the Held; Of
ficer Vignes- making a record as a pants
thief catcher William Abernathie
~" proves to be a heartless scoundrel l'he
Council will inquire; CoL Shrieber's City
hall job is to bo looked into Vnuual
municipal reports; all will have been Hied
by January Ist No opposlt 0:1 as yet:
both President Hale and tho secretary will
be re-elected The cavalry tro p went
to San (labrl?l yesterday The Lowery
embezzlement case; it is claim >d that it*
was orglnallv #70U>U> Mrs. Lou Jamie
son passes through tho city on her way to
New York Heredity; the lecture iff
Dr. Bridge answered May US to
go to San Diego; the celeluated
dealer In franchises to make revelations to
a grand jury.... Free gold at Ballona; prac
tical tests made by mining experts yester
day A wizard with a gun; Dr. Carver,
the champion shot of tho world at Agricul
tural park. ...Doings on Mou it Lowe; tho
hanging of tho crane successfully accom
plished Elobt, E. Curtin makes an at
tempt to commit suicide.
WHERE YOU M\Y 03 TODAY
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