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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 206.
CONGRESSIONAL FORECAST
The Senators Will Discuss Har
bor Appropriations
THE HUNTINGTON HARBOR
WIN Cum Mora Opposition Than All
the Rett
A Bitter Fight Will Bs Mads Against Appro
priating Public Money lor Private
Purposes—House Program
Associated Press Special Wire
WASHINGTON. May 3.—The senate
program for next week ts to first take up
the river and harbor bill, and when that
is disposed of to follow with the bill mak
ing appropriations for the District of
Columbia. Opinions differ very widely
as to the time the river and harbor bill
will consume, but no estimate placeslt
at less than two or three days. Whether
It shall go on longer will depend upon
the political temper of the senate. If,
as Is not probable, something should be
said to open up a political debate similar
to that of last week, there Is no telling
to. what length the discussion may be
drawn out. The managers will make a
strenuous effort to keep politics and sev
eral financial questions in the hack
ground and to hold the discussion down
to the merits of the bill. This may be
accomplished by a promise of an oppor
tunity to discuss the Peffer bond resolu
tion or some other question before ad
journment. The principal subject
ot. debate ln the bill itself is
the amendment suggested by the
oommlttee on commerce, providing
for the expenditure of $3,000,000 for the
Improvement of the harbor at Santa
Monica, Cal. Senator White of that state
will offer an amendment making the ap
propriation dependent upon the recom
mendation of a committee of engineers
which he will propose, and ln case this
amendment Is lost will make an effort
to defeat the entire proposition. He will
be supported by five or six members of
the committee on commerce, especially
by Senator Berry. They will make an
effort to show that the appropriation has
been provided for at the instance of the
Southern Pacific railroad, and It Is not
improbable that there may be a foretaste
of the Pacific railroad discussion In this
connection. There will be an effort dur
ing the week on the part of the Repub
lican senators to agree on an order of
business for the remainder of the ses
sion.
IN THE HOUSE
The Pundlng BUI Will Not Bs Taken Up
This Week
WASHINGTON, May 3.—The pro
g ram for the week ln the house is very-
Unsettled. Nothing definite has been
agreed upon except that the Pacific rail
roads funding bill, In behalf of which
there has been much pressure, will not
come up. Mr. Bartholde, chairman of
tha Immigration commiitm t n
hr««.» "p M"- immigration bill the latter
part- of the week, but It ts doubtful If he
will be able to do so. In case any con
ference reports on appropriation bills
are reported they will have the right of
way. There are a half dozen contested
election cases on the calendar, and as
they are privileged It Is probable that
most ot the week will be occupied ln their
consideration.
The house has already disposed of nine
teen cases.The unseated Democrats were
Robblns of Alabama, McCann of Illi
nois, Cobb of Alabama, Tarsney of Mis
souri, Boatner of Louisiana and McKln
ney of Virginia. The cases on the cal
endar are Johnston vs. Stokes, from the
Seventh South Carolina; Murray vs. El
liott, from the First South Carolina; Kin
aker vs. Downing, from the Sixteenth
Illinois; Cornell vs. Swanson, from the
Fifth Virginia, and Hogevs. Otey, from
tho Sixth Virginia. The reports in the
two latter cases favor the sitting mem
bers and will occasion no debate.
In the Johnston-Stokes case the ma
jority report favors the sitting mem
ber, but there is a minority report In
favor of the contestant. In the Murray-
Elliott and Kinaker-Downlng cases the
majority reports favor the contestants
There will be cases in which findings af
the committee will be resisted by the
Democrats. Murray Is a colored man
and was given a seat by the fifty-first
house after a contest.
Tomorrow Is suspension day.
FOREIGN RELATIONS
A Mass M Correspondence Regarding Chinese
Missionary Riots *
WASHINGTON, May 3.-A consider
able, portion of the forthcoming volume
on foreign relations for the last year is
made up of the correspondence by mail
and cable growing out of the anti-mis
sionary riots ln China. The correspon
dence shows that the greatest energy
and vigor was manifested by our officials
both In Washington and China, ln mov
ing for the protection of Americans in
China, and /or the punishment of Chi
nese who had been concerned in the
riots. The main facts have already
been sent out ln the news dispatches
but the summary of the efforts of the
state department by Mr. Denby, our
minister at Peking, is Interesting where
he says, after describing the complete
success attending the work of American
commissions, "to the department of
state is due beyond all doubt the credit
of having broken through Chinese ob
stinacy and of having diplomatically
and without menace brought about a
result which will constitute an era in
the treatment of foreigners ln China."
Mr Denby Is also on record in the cor
respondence as delivering a most glow
ing tribute upon the American mission
aries.
Mr. Adee, who acted as secretary of
state during the progress of the rioting
and was dally in cable connection with
Minister Denby, is also shown as pos
sessed of the utmost energy and determ
ination ln the effort to protect the Amer
ican In China. For instance, he tele
graphed Mr, Denby upon the latter's
suggestion jthat there must have been
official conhivance in the massacre of
mlsslonarles;that"stern reprobation and
punishment must be expected with the
reparation and safeguards for the fu
ture." and again, when he came to know
that the Chinese government was ac
tually about to appoint one of the chief
officials concerned in the riot to Investi
gate 1 the same, Mr. Adee cabled: "You
catf hardly have failed at once to remon
strate against the offensive Independ
ence of appointing such a man, laboring
under such a grave charge, to Investi
gate a similar grave outrage In another
province than that In which he himself
had misgoverned."
STAR OAZERS
Will Make ■ Careful Search el the Southern
/ Sky
CHICAGO. May 8.-Stxty thousand
dollars has been expended ln the con
struction/ and equipment of a great ob
servatory, and a number of years of the
valuable tlmeof two noted astronomers
and their assistants will be devoted to
what Is expected to prove the most Im
portant astronomical expedition of the
century. Perclval Lowell of Koston has
built the observatory and great telescope
and will beone of the principal scientists
on the expedition. Dr. T. J. See of the
University of Chicago will be the other.
Their operations will begin ln July from
the movable observatory to be erected
on the lofty Mexican plateau near the
City of Mexico and will probably be con
tinued In 1898 somewhere down ln Peru.
The objects of the expedition are two
fold. Mr. Lowell will study the planet
Mars ln a systematic way that has sel
dom been pursued, and Dr. See will
search the southern heavens for double
stars, In the hope of doing there what
Burnham of Chicago has done for the
northern skies.
The observatory will have one of the
most powerful telescopes ln the world,
second only to the Lick and the yet un
mounted Yerkes Instrument, the most
powerful ln the country.
The twenty-four Inch lens has Just
been finished by Alvln Clark, the tele
scope maker of Cambridge, Mass., and
in the test It was shown to be superior to
the twenty-six Inch glass at the naval
observatory at Washington.
AN ACTIVE VOLCANO
nauna Los's Wont Crater Resumes Active
Operations
HONOLULU, April 23, via U. S. S.
Concord to San Francisco.—Mokuaweo
weo, the long inactive crater on tho
summit of Mauna Loa, 9000 feet above
Kilauea, and over 1:1,000 feet above the
sea level, became suddenly active on the
morning of the23rd Instant. This is the
first disturbance In Mokuaweoweo since
1886. These manifestations in the past
have been the most destructive of any
on the big Island. From them all of the
big lava flows have resulted.
The first of great importance of which
there ts any record occurred in 184,1.
In 1855 there was a tremendous lava tlow
that came within six miles of Hllo.
There were other Mows ln ISSC, 1859.
1868, 1880, 1881 and 1886. The one of 1880
--81 lasted nine months, an unusual length
nf time, and came within half a mile of
Hilo town, ceasing after all had prepar
ed to move.
This government has decided not to
allow any more than 700 Immigrants to
be landed at the port of Honolulu, or
any other port in the Hawaiian islands
at any one time.
CRIPPLE CREEK VICTIMS
Thought to Be More Numerous Than
Heretofore Reported
Church Members aad Theatrical Performers
•t Denver Join In Providing Relief
lor the Destitute
DENVER, Col., May 3.—A special to
the News from Cripple Creek, Col.,
says:
It Is feared that the loss of life from
the last fire here will be found to be
greater than was supposed and it ts
likely that a search of the ruins of the
old Portland hotel will disclose the
burned remains of two and possibly
more people. Inquiries started here to
day developed the fact that a shoe
-l . . ( n,,,,„.„.1 ,
represent the Standard Shoe company
of that city, was occupying room 14 in
the 111-fated hotel. A woman who oc
cupied the room adjoining reports that
about half an hour before the lire start
ed she heard some one fumbling with
the lock of the adjoining room, and look
ing out saw a man apparently under
the influence of liquor entering the
room. She did not hear him go out be
fore the alarm was given and it Is sup
posed that he went to sleep and per
ished ln the flames. Today a woman re
siding on the hill reported that during
the Are two big traveling men's cases
marked "S. S. Co., Cincinnati," were
brought from the Portland and left in
her care. The reports that Dr. Bacon
had been seen in Gillette and also in
Colorado Springs have not yet been ver
ified, and It Is now believed that his re
mains will also be found ln the ruins.
BENEFIT PERFORMANCES
DENVER. Col., May 3.—Four leading
theaters of the city tonight gave bene
fit performances for the Cripple Creek
sufferers. At the Tabor was Hovt's A
Trip to Chinatown. Peter F. Dailey,
the comedian, who last week sent sev
eral thousand loaves of bread to Crip
ple Creek, also appeared and was wild
ly cheered. There was a large audience
as was also the case at the Lyceum, Or
pheum and Broadway theaters. The
benefits will net about $1000. Each
church ln the city also donated the con
tributions to the Cripple Creek people,
and In this way a very large amount
was secured.
CHAMPION CORBETT
Will Chase Pltz to Europe II It Proves
Necessary
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 3.—Pugil
ist James Corbett closed his theatrical
engagement here last night and left to
day with his wife for Hot Springs, Ark.
where he will take a course of baths.
From Hot Springs he will proceed to
San Francisco to visit his parents. That
done, the pugilist says he will turn his
attention toFitzsimmons and endeavor
to bring on a mill with the lanky Aus
tralian. He promises to follow Fltz
simmons to Europe, if necessary, and to
put up $10,000 of his own money that he
can whip the Australian in ten rounds
To a reporter Corbett asserted that his
theatrical season just closed had been
the most successful one, financially, of
his whole career, with the single ex
ception of the season Just after he whip
ped Sullivan. He will star ln the Naval
Cadet again next fall.
MoKee Rankin and one or two othe.
members of the company which Corbett
and Brady disbanded here last night,
announce that they have arranged for
a tour of the Transvaal and other South
African countries In some of the old mel
odramas ln which McKee Rankin be
came famous.
A Missing Man
NEW YORK, May 3.-Adolph Comlns. a
traveling salesman employed by M.
Cooper, manufacturer of ladles' gowns ln
this city, has not been heard of since the
28th of February last. He left his wife and
children at their home In Rosllndale, Mass.,
on November 26, to go on the road, and
wrote regularly to his wife two or three
times a week up to the latter part of Feb
n. lar S.'.. Hlß >, atest letter was written from
the Pfister hotel. Milwaukee, and dated
B ebruary 20. He disappeared mysteriously
f-om the hotel, leaving his trunks filled with
samples and a satchel behind. Mrs. Com
lns notified the police department In Mil
waukee, put up to the present time the au
thorities have not been able to locate the
missing man. His wife believes that Com
lns is still alive, but cannot account for
his prolonged absence, as he was In no way
financially embarrassed. w "
A rindel Cltv
NEW YORK. May S.-It la announced
that a company of which M. R. Arnot
president ofthe Chemun* Canal hank of
Llmlra, N. V., a man worth $20,000,000. Is
reasurer. has purchased 3000 acres of land
located twelve miles from New York cltv
between Orange. N. J.. and Elisabeth. W.
J., ana that a manufacturing plant, which
w J l L b iL ca P Bble ot sustaining a population
of 60,000 Inhabitants, will be contracted
at once, the Intention being to erect a model
111 was bulli!" 6 "* m * manner as Pullman,
THE HERALD
LOS ANGELES. MONDAY MORNING* MAY 4, 1896.
MR. UHL'S FIRST AUDIENCE
Cordially Received by the Em
peror of Germany
THE EMPRESS WAS AFFABLE
Ceremonies Marked by Gilt and Tinsel
and Lackeys Qalore
The Speeches Contained the Usual Platitudes
and ExpresseJ a Hope for Continued
International Friendliness
Associated Tress Soeclal Wire.
BERLIN, May 3.—Today was set for
the first audience by the emperor to Ed
win F. Ulil, the- United States ambas
sador. The audience was given today
In a driving rainstorm, but the cere
mony was otherwise an unqualified suc
cess.
The entire personnel of the T'nlted
States embassy assembled In the Kais
erhof at Mr. I'hl's temporary home at
2:30. At 3 ocloek Baron t'sedom, court
chamberlain, whose function it is to in
troduce diplomats to the sovereign, call
ed With three gorgeous equipages. In the
first of these rode, Mr. J. B. Jackson, first
secretary of the embassy, bearing tho
letter of crednce for the new ambassa -
dor. Mr. Jackson had acted as charge
d'affaires in the interval before Mr.
t'hl s arrival. In the second carriage
rode Mr. Uhl and Baron Usedom, pre
ceded by two outriders bearing the white
and red Brandenburg keys, their uni
forms being trimmed with heavy silver
embroidery. All of these wore elaborate
uniforms and numerous lackeys were In
attendance. The horses were gayly ca
parisoned. The third carriage was oc
cupied by the suite of the embassy. In
cluding Mr. H. G. Squires, the second
secretary of the embassy, anil Lieuten
ant R. K. Evans, the military attache,
the latter clad ln handsome regimental;
While driving up Inter den Linden the
military guards marched up to the car
riages and presented arms to the sound
of drums. There were large crowds in
the street to witness the pageant.
Arrived at the Soliloss, Baron Usedom
ushered Mr. Uhl into the white salon.
Only Baron Mareschal yon Blerbersteln,
the imperial minister of foreign affairs,
was present besides the emperor and
Mr. Uhl.
At the conclusion of the audience of
twelve minutes. Mr. Jackson and the
suite of the embassy were admitted and
shook hands with the emperor, who con
versed pleasantly for a few minutes with
all of them. He then led the way to a
smaller room and Mr. Uhl was thereupon
summoned to an adjoining saloon where
the empress and the ladies of the court
waited. Baron yon Mirbach, as the em
press' court marshal, introduced Mr.
Uhl. The empress conversed affably
with Mr. Uhl for a few minutes and next
received and conversed with the suite oi
the embassy.
Altogether thirty-five minutes were
consumed within the schloss. Then, in
the •)■■■■ ■ ana ItK tWc «nmA
elaborate ceremony, the members of the
embassy returned to the KaiserhofX.
A representative of the Associated
Press had an interview with Mr. Uhl
after the audience. He said that his
audience has been a very pleasant one.
and he was very well satisfied with tbe
result, but he declined to divulge the
subject of the remarks which had been
made on either side.
The Associated Press, however,
learned elsewhere that Mr. Uhl's speech,
which had been prepared In advance,
and the copy submitted to the court offi
cers, according to the customs and re
quirements, pointed out to the emperor
the important and close relations ex
isting between the two countries, both
In commerce and science.
Many of the best citizens of the United
States, he said, were of German birth or
German descent. He expressed the
hope that these ties would strengthen
and not disturb the peaceful and friend
ly relations of the two countries, and
concluded with an expression of his ad
miration of the country to which he was
accredited, and for Its ruler.
The emperor replied briefly to Mr. Ulil.
joining in the hope the latter had ex
pressed, and speaking very appre
ciatively and admiringly of the United
States and of Americans. He trusted
he said, that Mr. phi's activity would
redound to better understanding and
more intimate relations between the two
countries.
The emperor and empress and Prince
Ferdinand of Bulgaria attended the
opening of the exhibition today.
Count yon Kanltz, the Agrarian lead
er has given notice that he will Intro
duce a resolution ln the relchstag,
which will be supported by the conserv
atlves.lnvlting the chancellor to com
municate with other countries with a
view to the common prohibition of
speculative time bargains In corn, etc.
MUZAFFER-ED-DIN
Persia's New Shah Takes His Crown and
Title
TEHERAN. Persia, May 3.—Muzaffer
ed-Din, Mirazi Vail Ah, second son of
the late shah and successor designated,
was enthroned on Saturday morning at
Tabriz, with the title of shah In shah
(king of kings). He will start for Tehe
ran forthwith. The body of Nazr-ed-
Din. the murdered shah, has been em
balmed and will be taken to Room for
interment after the arrival of the new
shah.
Owing to the energetic action of the
grand vizier, perfect order reigns every
where. The shah's orders on this sub
ject were read to the princes and the
chief officials of the court tit the central
telegraph office on Saturday. The chief
priest at Teheran also proclaimed them,
together with the announcement of the
successor, ln the great mosque. All the
princes, governors, ministers and offic
ials have telegraphed their congratula
tions to Muzaffer-ed-Din, on the succes
sion, whose replies have been gracious,
especially to his elder brother, Zll ed
Sultan, of whose acquiesence in his
younger brother's accession doubts had
been expressed.
OEOKOE S. COE~DEAD
A Famous Financier does Over to the
Msforlty
NEW YORK, May 3.— George S. Coe,
who was for thirty-seven years presi
dent of the American Exchange bank,
died today at his home, The Cliffs, at
Englewood, N. J. Death was from pa
ralysis. He was stricken for the fifth
time on Saturday.
George S. Coe was born In Newport,
R. I„ in 1817, of a New England family,
of which Priscllla Mullins, the heroine
of Miles Standlsh's Courtship, was the
most prominent ancestor. He came to
this city ln 1838 and was in the banking
concern of Prince, Ward and King. It
was largely owing to Coe's masterly
financial ability that the scheme of Issu
ing clearance house certificates waa first
resorted to In 1873, to tide over the
money stringency. This at that time ar
rested .the threatened commercial ruin
at the time of the failure of Jay Cook
8c Co. Mr. Coe was chosen president of
the National Bankers' association ln
1881. He was treasurer of the Children's
Aid society, the senior director of the
Mutual Life Insurance company, direc
tor of the Fidelity and Casualty Insur
ance company, the Postal Telegraph
company and trustee of the board of for
eign missions of the Presbyterian
church. Mr. Coe was a well known writer
on financial topics and was thoroughly
versed ln financial history. President
Lincoln consulted with him in the days
of the war and it was Mr. Coe who came
to the rescue of the government on the
first bond issue during the civil war.
MEXICAN MATTERS
An American Embezzler Sentenced—The Ed
itors Still Junketing
MEXICO CITY, May B.—ln the case
of Chester Rowe of Poweshiek county,
lowa, accused of embezzlement of pub
lic moneys, Judge Aguelar last evening
imposed a sentence of twelve years and
two months imprisonment in Bellm pris
on. Tills ease has been a notable one
in the history of Mexican jurisprudence,
as Rowe. after committing the offense,
came here and took out papers of citi
zenship, hoping thus to evade punish
ment. Hut under the penal code an of- j
tense committed abroad and continued
on Mexican soil is punishable.and Howe's
case will serve as a. warning for crimi
nals hoping to find a safe asylum in Mov-
Ico. Lawyer Alfore, ior the plaintiff,
said Rowe only made himself a Mexican
i itizen to evade punishment that await
ed him in lowa for misappropriation of
funds—s3B,ooo, lie had deserted his fam
ily, having sent ills wife but $.">0 from
here. His defenders claim that their
client was not wholly answerable for
the supposed crime committed in til ■
United States. The case was appealed
to the supreme court, but it is generally
believed among the lawyers here that
the decision will be sustained.
Mr. Buskstone, who came from lowa |
to prosecute the ease, says the Ameri
can people will warmly approve the de
cision, which stamps Mexico as a law
upholding country.
Lawyer Dos Pnssas of New York has
gone home after completing arrange
ments for the erection of a hotel on the
land purchased by him at the corner
entrance of Pasco de la Reforma.
The editors will remain ever until the
sth of May. the great national patriotic
holiday. They have spent Sunday sight
seeing.
THE METHODIST CONFERENCE
Giihop Fowler Defends tbe Bible Against
Infidel Attacks
The nost Interesting Ouestlin to De Decided
Is the Rights ol the Women
Delegates
CLEVELAND, May 3.—There was but
one session of the Methodist general
conference today. Bishop Fowler of
Minnesota presided, read the scripture
and preached the sermon, prayer being
offered by Rev. Upham of Drew Theo
logical seminary. Bishop Fowler's ser- :
mon was a powerful arraignment of
high critics of the Bible, the speaker
Showing by Biblical and scientific argu
ment that the mass of the criticism? |
patiuscl .»» the sei lpture were without j
foundation. The address was listened
to with marked attention by a large
audience. A large number of the min
isterial delegates to the conference sup
plied pulpits in Cleveland and surround
ing towns this morning and evening.
The delegates are expectantly await
ing the contest over the woman question
which is to come up the first tiling to
morrow morning in the conference. It
is understood that the majority and mi
nority reports of the committee on eligi
bility will be submitted a .MO ocloek. The
majority, which will be signed by twen
ty members of the committee, will prob
ably be submitted by Rev. Dr. A. G.
Klnell of Philadelphia. It will hold that
the women delegates are eligible to
scats In the conferences. The minority
report, it is understood, will be sub
mitted by Dr. J. M. Bickley, editor of |
the New York Christian Advocate, and
will consist of arguments based on
Biblical and constitutional grounds |
against the granting of the privilege
Of the delegates to women. The con
seOSUS of opinion among the delegates
is that the majority report will be
adopted. If It Is the conference will
say. It Is asserted, that the constitution
ought to be changed and a precedent
will be established which will result ln
giving seats to women in all future con- j
ferenees. While tt is admitted that the
women will win a victory, considerable
apprehension is felt regarding the prob
able action of the German delegates ln
the event of such action. It Is well
known that the Germans are almost
solidly opposed to giving women seats
and a vote In the conference, their op
position being based on the declaration
of St. Paul against woman's partici
pation In the affairs of the church, and
some doubt is expressed as to whether
they will submit to the action of the
conference without protest.
It can be stated on excellent authorltv
that the report of the committee on pro
hibition will declare In favor of combin
ing to fight the liquor traffic In any way
upon which all friends of temperance
agree, regardless of creed or politics.
The reports will also endorse the work
of the American Anti-Saloon league.
The London Market;
LONDON, May 3.—The unexpected
South African developments for the
week have proved a check to the specu
lative tendency recently developed in
the stock market in other directions in
addition to the African market. The
demand for Investment securities at
the present prohibitive prices has tem
porarily ceased. Home railroad securi
ties, after a sharp decline on the Pre
toria news, were again advanced on fa
vorable traffic reports. Italian and
Spanish securities were firm. South
Americans were strong on the. settle
ment of the Argentine-Chill dispute.
Mines soon recovered from the fall caus
ed by the Pretoria news. The condition
of the market appears to be that the
favorable news, such as the granting of
the Ultlanders' demands by the Trans
vaal government will produce a sharp
advance.
Grand trunks were easy on the bad
traffic returns, and Americans were ad
versely affected by the threatened gold
shipments. But a better feeling prevails
regarding the financial situation ln the
United States. Except for a fall of two
per cent In Atchison preferred, the
changes for the week were only fraction
al, but were generally downward.
The Cruise- Nerds Cleaning;
PACIFIC GROVE, May 3.—The flagship
Philadelphia will leave Monterey harbor
tomorrow morning for Mare Island, where
she will be entirely renovated. She will
be put Into the dry docks and the barnacles
removed from her hull. All day hundreds
of people have visited the cruiser, which
was thrown open to the public. Admiral
Beardslee has been confined to his cabin
for the last few days, being seriously ill.
Killed His Wlf-
IRONTON, 0., May B.—James Beal. a
stove dealer, shot and wounded his wife to
day. The couple had been out walking and
Immediately upon their return home he
drew a revolver and fired four shots at
his wife, three of them taking effect. The
deed was actuated by jealousy. Beals es
caped, but Is closely pursued by officers.
SCOTT JACKSON'S DEFENSE
As Indicated by the Proceedings ■
Already Taken
RELIES ON TECHNICALITIES
Hopes to Show That Kentucky Has No
Jurisdiction
The Case Is Expected to Consume rtuch
Time, but the Jury Will Act
Very Quickly
Associated Press Special Wire.
NEWPORT, Ky„ May 3.— There is a
possibility, if not a prospect, that the
trial of Scott Jackson will consume all
of the coming week. If the defense gets
its testimony all in by Tuesday night
or Wednesday noon it w ill do well. After
the defense will come a number of wit
nesses brought by the prosecution for
rebuttal. This Will certainly consume
one and a half or two days. No one can
tell how much time the arguments will
consume. The court is disposed lo ex
pedite matters as much as Is consistent
with a fair .showing to both sides of the
case. How much time the jury will con
sume is unknown, though it is generally
believed it will be short.
During the past week the defense has
revealed its purpose to attack the tes J
timony of at least two witnesses, if not
three. Allen Johnson, the colored por
ter at Dave Walllngford's saloon, has
been attacked already as to his verac
ity, witli no great success. As to the
evidence of George Jackson, the colored
cab driver, there is a reserve of per
sonal testimony and depositions tending
to break down his character. Several
days ago the defense, when Will Wood
was on the stand, laid the foundation
for the Introduction of at least four
depositions from reputable citizens in
Greencastle tending to show that he. as
well as Scott Jackson, had intimate re
lations with Pearl Bryan. In Wood's
ease, however, the depositions are of the
nature of beasts he made In the pres
ence of the deponents. One manifest
hope of the defense is to establish a case
of non-jurisdiction by showing if possi
ble that the murder was committed in
Cincinnati by overdoing some treatment
with chloroform or other anaesthetic,
and that the body was afterward taken
to Kentucky to avoid recognition. This
will be difficult in the face of eminent
expert testimony that the body was
emptied of blood and free from clot, to
gether with the condition of the skin
around the cuts and the absence of spots
on the surface of the body, that the
murder must have been committed at
the spot where the body was found.
Failing in this, in case the jury should ]
agree, the evident intention is to carry
tfie case or. error to the court of ap- ;
peals. All through the trial the defense
has taken a multitude of exceptions.
Judge Helm! however, has been cau- 1
tious and thoughtful in making his de
cisions.
There is a rumor which has been
afloat, since yesterday that the defense
Intends to spring a surprise on Monday
by ringing In a woman from Cincinnati
who will swear that the girl died at her
house in Cincinnati. This, however, is
still in the shape of a rumor not fully
verified.
The introduction of such testimony
would complicate the case and subject
the witness to a terrific cross-examina
tion. It would also expose the witness
to liability to be severely dealt with by
the law, perhaps to the extent of be
coming an accomplice.
George Jackson has been attacked by
colored men in Cincinnati, deposing that
he was in the city on the night of Friday,
January 31st, before the muder, from 11
ocloek at night until 2a. m. That would
contradict and overthrow his testimony
as to driving the cab with the prisoners
and their victims to the scene of the
crime of that night.
These deponents have sworn that the
Caldwell guards, a colored company, did
not drill on that night, but that they
did drill on Saturday night, February-
Is!. George Jackson has sworn that the
night he went out was the night on which
he drilled the guards, of which he is cap
tain. The prosecution will bring in a
large number of members of the Cald
well guards personally or in depositions
to prove that they did drill on the night
of January 31st. In this matter the at
torneys for the commonwealth are con
fident that they can contradict the depo
sitions of the defense on this point by
the testimony of overwhelming numbers
of members of that company.
This trial is likely to be protracted
somewhat by debates on admissibility
of testimony.
In the conflict between the attorneys
yesterday, in which Colonel Crawford
announced his determlntaion to hold
Colonel Nelson personally responsible
for remarks which Colonel Crawford re
garded as personally offensive, and for
which Crawford was fined $25 by the
court, Crawford paid the fine and the
matter has become a part of the court
record.
Friends of both parties have been In
teresting themselves to bring about a
reconciliation. It is believed that a rest
over Sunday will allow sufficient cool
ing time for th»se efforts to be success
ful and to bring about a mutual under
standing before court begins on Monday
morning. Should this fall, it Is not likely
a collision will occur until after the con
clusion of this trial.
THE SULTAN SCARED
Newspapers Are Forbidden to Refer to the
Subject
LONDON, May 4. —A Constantinople
dispatch to the Times says that the
murder of the shah has thrown the sul
tan into a state of excitement. Foreign
telegrams are excluded and the local
papers are forbidden to refer to the sub
ject.
The Times has a dispatch from Te
heran which says that Mozafer Ah Din
has confirmed the present grand vizier,
the Sadlr Asam, with full powers.
Arrests have been made In connection
with the assassination of the shah. The
murderer states that he is an emissary
of Jem Aleddin and other well known
Persians. It was Intended to murder
both the shah and grand vizier. The
news of the murder led to disorder and
the looting of bazaars at Shiras. The
governor took prompt measures to pay
arrears of salaries to the troops and to
assure the people. Quiet Is now re
stored. The shah has confirmed his eld
est brother, Zil Ed Sultan, as governor
of Ispahan.
Electrical Workers Strike
MILWAUKEE, Wis.,May 3.—A strike
of all the electric railway and electric,
lighting works In this city now seems
certain. The company has rejected the
demands of the men and tonight Ital
ans and negroes to man the cars and
lighting plants are arriving from Chi
cago. The motorman who handled the
car conveying the new men to the East
Side barns deserted the car. Special
policemen are being sworn ln and the
company and municipal authorities are
preparing for the Inauguration of a gen
eral strike tomorrow.
The strike will tie up the entire elec
tric street railway of the city. Unless
the company is prepared to man the
power house the city will be without
light tomorrow night except for gas.
That serious trouble is expected is evi
denced by the activity at police head
quarters and the sheriff's office. Up to
midnight tonight 100 special policemen
had been sworn In and will go on duty
tomorrow. The troops will not be called
out unless the local authorities find
themselves unable to protect the prop
erty of the railway company.
Brazilian .Monarchists Active
RIO DE JANEIRO, April 6.—Themon
archlal movement in Brazil Is beginning
to take a very serious turn. Profiting by
the general disorders which obtain
the Republicans by reason of foreign
and domestic troubles the monarchists
are picking up courage and openly
threatening to restore the monarchy.
As long ago as November tilth, last, they
made a considerable demonstration at
RlO and Kan Paula In favor of restora
tion.
The dispute over Trinidad, the trouble
in RlO Grande do Sul and turbulent ten
dency of the Jacobins, all serve to en
courage the monarcblal conspirators in
their campaign against the government.
Several new monarchist newspapers
have recently been started and a num
ber of the established journals do not
hide their sympathy fur the Imperial
regime.
The actual situation in Brazil is consid- i
ered serious.
Ball ciames
CHICAGO. May 3.—The Colts made it
three straight today. The batting was
about equally divided, but Briggs had
the better of it in keeping hits scatter- i
cd. Attendance 17,231. Score:
Chicago 16, hits 10, errors 5.
St. Louis 7. hits 14, errors 2.
Batteries—Briggs and Donohue; Hart
and Douglas.
LOUISVILLE, May 3.—The Colonels
lost another game today through their
ii ability to bat at critical stages and by
bad base-running. Eraser pitched good
ball, but received poor support. At
tendance 8000. Score:
Louisville 3, hits 9, erors 4.
Cincinnati 5, hits 8, errors 1.
Batteries —Eraser and Warner; Dwyer
and Vaughn.
M'KINLEY IS A METHODIST
And He Wants the A. P. A. Members to
Know It
Ex-nayor Csssldy Vouches lor the dreat
Protectionist's Americanism as Being
of the First Water
PORTLAND, Ore., May 3.—The mem
bers, of the Junior Order of this city are
earnestly endeavoring to learn the truth
about McKinley's position on the Catho
lic question before taking any stand in
the matter. With this end in view W.
;E. Harris, past grand councilor of the
! oredr. recently wrote to Maj. McKinley
; informing him of the warm regard felt
j for hhn by members of the order here,
> and requesting him to give an explicit
i statement of his position. On Saturday
he received thßTOllowing brief reply
! from McKinley:
CANTON, 0.. April 25, 1896.
Mr. W. E. Harris, 395 Eighteenth street,
Portland, Ore.:
My Dear Sir—Your encouraging letter
is much appreciated by me. Thanking
you for all you have done, I am, yours
very truly,
WILLIAM M'KINLEY,
Enclosed ln the letter were several
copies of the following statement:
Front the Boston Standard of March
14, 1896:
"Editor Standard: A statement was
made some time ago that Hon. William
McKinley, while governor of Ohio, ap
pointed a foreigner to an office ln pref
erence to an old soldier. I wrote to Hon.
Robert A. Cassldy, former mayor of
Canton, 0., where McKinley resides,
who is also councillor of the United
American Mechanics, regarding the
matter and received the following reply,
signed 'Aclrema.' "
Mr. Cassldy, In his letter, says:
"Concerning Gov. McKinley's Ameri
canism I can speak advisedly, having
known him Intimately for more than
thirty years. His patriotism Is fully at
tested by an honorable, and for one so
young at the time, distinguished service
in the army during four years of war.
"The Incident about which you par
ticularly inquire Is absolutely without
foundation ln fact, and is evidently the
outgrowth of disappointment to get
office, or Inspired by factional or politi
cal malice. No man who knows William
McKinley as everybody knows him here
would countenance for a moment any
statement that reflected upon his devo
tion to the rights of his comrades ln
arms, and none would so quickly resent
such an Imputation as the old soldiers
themselves.
"He has belonged to the same G. A. R.
post of which I am a member since It
has been a post—about twenty-flve
years—and is a member of several of the
fraternities with which I am connected,
comes of the most sterling Methodist
stock and has been a member of the
Methodist church from his youth."
Morton Coming West
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 3.-Hon. J.
Sterling Morton,secretary of agriculture
pasjsed through Kansas City today, hav
ing come direct from Washington to
join his son, Paul C. Morton, third vice
president of the Santa Fe, who, with a
party of relatives and friends, left In a
special car over the Santa Fe at 3 p.m.
for a tour of the west. Secretary Mor
ton Is out for rest and recreation. He
has never been through to the coast, and
Inasmuch as his son was making the
trip, he took this opportunity to see the
country. The trip will require about
thirty days, and the Interesting points
of the coast are to be seen.
A Bl» Dl-tlllerv
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., May 3.-George
L. W'olsey of New Yoak, who built hero
about a year ago the largest distillery in
the world, which was afterwards purchased
by the American Spirit company, has pur
chased grounds and will at once begin the
construction of another distillery with a
capacity of 5000 bushels. It is understood
Wolsey is at the head of a New York svn
dlcate outside of the trust that has al
ready made a contract for placing the out
put of the plant. The new distillery will
be constructed in the most modern'style
ond will cost over $2,000,000. It. is expected
to have the plant in operation by October 1.
Trouble Killed Itlm
NEW YORK. May 3.-Oeorge If. Osborne
of Wellsvllle, N. V., and Hloomdale, 0..
shot and killed himself at the Hotel Broe
zel today. Osborne was a traveling man
for the Arm of Very & Osborne of Wells
vllle, and also was an operator in gas and
oil land ln the vicinity of Bloomdale. He
is supposed to have committed suicide
while In a state of insanity caused by busi
ness troubles.
Baron Hirsch's Will
PARIS. May 3.—The Temps says the w ill
oof the late Baron Hlrsch has been opened
at Bruena. His wife is made ihe residu
ary legatee. One million pounds Is set
apart for charities in Moravia. Another
Important legacy Is left to Baron Hirsch's
adopted daughoer. The will contains no
other dispositions.
CITY PRIOR, PER SINOLB COPY, j
ON TRANSPORTATION LINGS, 5 Cb' fS
IN ELECTRICAL EXPOSITION
Such as the World Has Never
Yet Seen
POWER FROM NIAGARA FALLS
Will Operate tbe Machinery Five Huo*
dred Miles Away
A Feature of Interest Will Ba th* Cloalng at
ao Electrical Circuit Around
the World
Associated Press Special Wire,
NEW YORK, May 3.—Tomorrow night
Governor Morton will open tho national
exposition of electrical appliances in
the industrial Arts building In this city.
Elaborate preparations have been made
for these events, and it Is expected that
the attendance will be large and Include
some of the most distinguished electri
cians in this country. The convention
is that of the National Elect] lo Light
association, to which delegates have been
sent representing more than 10.000 elec
tric light plants in the United States,
whose aggregate capital Is ln excess of
$750,000,000. The Industrial Arts build
ing has been the scene of great activ
ity during the last ten days and nights,
and an enormous force of electricians and
mechanics have been at work.
The principal feature of the opening
exercises will be the turning on of a cur
rent of electricity generated by tha
waters of the Niagara river in the great
power house of the Niagara Power com
pany, which current of electricity will
be transmitted over an ordinary tele
graph wire of the Western Union Tele
graph company. The insulation of this
line is such that no considerable amount
of electric energy for power purposes
can be transmitted, but by the use of
the recently invented two-phase Tesla
system enough energy will be trans
mitted to establish beyond question, It
Is claimed, the feasibility of long dis
tance electric power transmission upon
a commercial basis. This line will be 462
miles ln length, the longest line hereto
fore established from the falls.
The governor will use upon this occa
sion the gold key with which President
Cleveland put in motion the wheels of
industry at the world's fair. Gov. Mor
ton will also, at the declaration that the
exposition Is open, discharge four pieces
of artillery, one stationed In the public
square ln San Francisco, one ln Augusta.
Me., one in front of the public building
at St. Paul and another in the public
park ln New Orleans. This discharge
in also to be accomplished by a current
of electricity generated ln Niagara and
transmitted over the telegraph lines of
the Postal Telegraph Cable company.
With the sanction of the secretary of
war, the government artillery service
will also be brought into requisition
The current of electricity willed is to be
transmitted from Niagara will be used
In putting in motion a model of the Ni
agara power plant, recently constructed
by a syndicate, ut a cost of upwurds ot
$5,000,000. This plant consists of a tun
nel 8000 feet In length, entered by a wheel
pit 186 feet in depth, at the bottom of
| which are mammoth turbine wheels
operating a shaft on top of which are
immense electrical generators, with a
capacity of 5000 horse-power. The total
weight of these turbine wheels, shaft
and generator is upward of 100 tons. This
model, which is shown and opera ted with
the Niagara current, is a cross seel ion
view of the tunnel, wheel pit and ma
chinery, and also shows a section of the
city of Niagara Falls, with the course
of the river and American falls, the is
land and the Canadian frontier.
Surounding this model will be a series
of telephones which will be connected
with a receiver placed in Victoria park
on the Canadian side of the Niagara
river. All present, as they witness the
movement of the machinery by the cur
rent of Niagara, can hear distinctly the
roar of the cataract. There also will be
exhibited and operated a miniature sec-
I tlon of the Erie canal, showing the Calve
way system of electrical canal boat pro
pulsion recently adopted by the state of
New York and soon to be put ln opera
tion upon the Erie canal. Floating upon
this miniature canal will be a fleet of
model canal boats of recent design, pro
pelled by the electric motor whloh trav
els upon the canal by means of the cur
rent.
Another feature of unusual Interest
will be the closing of a circuit around the
world, by which a cable message will be
sent by Chauncey Depew over the cables
to Lisbon, through the Mediterranean
and Suez canal and the Red sea to Aden;
thence to Ceylon and Australia, return
ing by way of the Cape of Good Hope,
the African coast, the Brazil oable, the
land line to the City of Mexioo, thence
by way of San Francisco to New York.
This message Mr. Deplew will send from
a table which will be placed ln a gallery
of the exposition building. It will be
addressed and received by Mr. Edward
D. Adams, president of the Niagara
pewer company, whose reply will be
transmitted to and reoelved by Mr. De
pew, who will follow with a brief address
upon the electric era.
NEW YORK, May 3.—The sullen roar
of the great falls of Niagara was heard
in this city tonight when the electric cur
rent which is to connect the thunder
of the falling water with the electric
show at Grand Central palace, was turn
ed on for the first time as a test. The
test was made by the managers of the
show and was pronounced a success.
The sound of the waters could be plain
ly heard. At the same time the power
was put on and every bit of machlrery
of the electrical show was put in motion
for a few minutes.
New York Temprfipce
NEW YORK. May 3.—There appea ed
little change in the situation in the en
forcement of the Haines Honor law
today, the lirst Sunday under the st c
board. The saloons throughout tl •• v
were closed, such business as was '•' r
done in the direction of selling Honor being
monopolized by those places which hold
hotel licenses. Th< police contented them
selves with finding oul all places of iie>
"hotel" class which ventured to sHI liquor
without meals and unearthing back and
Upstairs rooms in which bei r was being
sold in violation of 1 lie law l>y owners of
saloons iv tho same building,
A t'nlm
NEW YORK, May S .—Claude Falls
wrights. the Theosophlst, was married to
day to Miss Mary Katie rlne Leollne Leon
ard nf Boston, who Is also au enthusiastic!
member of the Theosophlcal socioty, Tile
marriage was performed accordhi • to the
ancient Theosophlcal rites. To make the
marriage valid, the contracting parties
were afterwards united lv wedlock by Al
derman Robinson.
Communder McCurley Dead
PHILADELPHIA, May 3. — Com
mander Felix McCurley U. S. N., cap
tain of the navy yard at League Island,
this olty, died at that station of heat
Cailure today.
An Awful Jump
WASHINGTON. AY. Va., May S.—Mary,
wife of William Shore, leaped from a bridge
into the Elkhorn river, lifty feet, today to
escape a passing engine. She was rescued,
but will die.

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