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VOLUME 21 BIRMINGHAM, ALA., SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1895.-TWELVE PAGES NUMBER 319. OMINOUSJOSAY THE LEAST Inner Cabal of the Council in Session. THE ADMIRALTY IS ACTIVE Who Is to Be Chastised—Almon-Eyed John or the Unspeakable Turk? SALISBURY IS FOR STRIKING TERROR The Situation in China Charged With Dyna . mite — Snckville-West’s Pamphlet Characterized as a “Storm in a Slop Basin.” London, Oct. 12.—(Special Cable Let ter.)—The Rt. Hon. George Goschen, first lord of the admiralty; the Duke of Devonshire, president of the council, and the Rt. Hon. Arthur J. Balfour, first lord of the treasury, have been summoned by Prime Minister Salisbury to a conference In London. The officials named, with the Rt. Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, secretary of state for the colonies, form a coun cil within the cabinet. They are prepar ing; decisions, of which the pleniary coun cil’s opinion will be taken. Mr. Goschen’s arrival from Switzerland yesterday and his long stay at the ad miralty created the Impression that dan gerous developments are impending, in volving action on the part of the British Mediterranean squadron. For eign officers' opinion is that It is not the Turkish government, but that of China which is urgently engaging the attention of the ministers. Viceroy Chang Chlh Tung, undaunted by the demonstration made lately by the British fleet in the Min river and the Yang-Tse-Kiang, has curtly refused to be used as a medium to convey to Pekin the British demands for a fuller Inquiry into the Kucheng massacre and reparation therefor. K Is not believed that Great Britain- will re main content with the action she has already taken. It Is generally expected that another ultimatum will be sent simultaneously to Chang Chlh Tung and the government at Pekin within the next few days. Possibly Lord Salisbury will consult with the full cabinet before the full ultimatum is sent. The position recalls a speech that was made by Lord Salisbury as far back as 1871, during a debate in the house of lords on the massacre of missionaries In Tlen-Tsin. He then said that the gov ernment of China did not have the power, even if It had the will, to prevent the na tive feeling against foreigners culminat ing in outrages. The only way to deter the Chinese from committing such out rages was to inspire fear in the places where they occurred. It is the convic tion in official circles that Lord Salis bury is inspired by the same opinion now and that he means to take decisive ac tion. It is believed that the ultimatum will demand the degradation of Chang Chih Tung. If the Pekin government hesitates in conceding the British de mands startling reprisals will be made within the region accessible to the squad ron on the expiration of the period fixed by the ultimatum. As Chang Chih Tung is next to Li Hung Chang, the most po tent man in China, it is feared that the tsung li yamen will try to evade the de mands. The pamphlet violently attacking Am bassador Bayard and other Americans, issued bv Lord Sackville. who as Sir Li onel Sackvllle West was some time Brit ish minister to the United States, has not excited the smallest interest here. A long summary of the pamphlet appeared in a provincial paper, on which the Tel egraph commented, but did not quote the pamphlet. The St. James Gazette, which is noted for its dislike of Ameri cans and all things American, refers to the matter as “a storm In a slop basin.” No other paper mentioned It. In the English diplomatic, as well as in the pub lic mind, Lord Sackvllle's position as an extinct diplomat, who was never much esteemed, deprives the pamphlet of all of its Importance, except as a doubtful historic document, the validity of which depends upon Its coinciding with the published record. Lord Sackville per sonally has not the remotest political Influence. Since his withdrawal from the diplomatic service he has sunk out of sieht as completely as an unknown country squire. There Is a vague rumor current In the clubs that Mr. Bayard has brought'the pamphlet to L<ord Salisbury's notice, but this Is hardly credible. Lord Salisbury has no right to Interfere In the matter, as Lord Sackville is now outside of the government service. With the exception of the news that the porte is preparing to bar the passage of the Dardanelles with mines, to rein force the troops and strengthen the works, the position of affairs in Turkey, according to the latest foreign advices, is satisfactory. The British squadron re mains at the island of Lemnor, at the en trance to the Dardanelles, despite the quest of the sultan that the fleet be tak-m to a more distant point. Whatever else may happen, no coup like the absurd canard reported from Vienna last night to the effect that the fleet was ready to sail for Constantinople, and that the Russian squadron was anchored near the Bosphorus, is within the range of possi bility. If the British fleet ultimately ap pears at Constantinople it would be after due formalities that would be announced the world over. In the meantime the best informed diplomatic opinion here regards a pacific settlement of the pend ing questions as almost certain, the ruI tan granting the full concessions de manded in connection with Armenia. The situation appears to be so much ameli orated and there will be no pleniary cali tnet council called until the end of the month, the usual time for the ministry to begin to consider the parliamentary programme. The Westminster Gazette says the peo ple are asking why the cabinet does not meet, forgetting the fact that govern ment business is now carried on by an inner cabinet, consisting of Lord Salis bury, the Rt. Hon. George J. Goschen, first lord of the admiralty; the Duke of Devonshire, president of the council: the Ht. Hon. Arthur J. Balfour, first lord of the treasury, ami the Rt. Hon. Joseph Chamberlain secretary of state for the colonies. Though this is true, Lord Saiis ♦ bury will never commit the country to armed coercion of Turkey without con sulting the whole cabinet in council. Trouble has arisen between Great Britain and France over the Burmah Chlnese frontier. Under the Chinese con vention France acquired a large area of territory in the Shan State of Klang Hung. Great Britain denies the right of China to cede this territory, which Is ; part of the buffer state between the | French and British possessions In that part of the world. If France declines to give up the territory In question British troops will occupy that portion of it which is claimed to be part of Burmah, which is to all intents and purposes Brit ish territory. The Spectator publishes a striking arti-_ cle on the Monroe doctrine. It says that' Englishmen have no sort of objection to the true Monroe doctrine. They want no extension of territory on the American continent, but rather desire that the An glo-Saxon race be left to develop it un molested. This the Monroe doctrine se cures. Canning's keen political imagina tion forecast the doctrine, he having been the first to propose its principal applica tion. The doctrine might be the founda tion stone of an alliance between the twc* people. Great Britain and the United States agreeing to guarantee their pos sessions in America, applying the Monroe doctrine to all other powers. Only one serious danger to the doctrine exists. If Great Britain ever lost command of the sea, that command passing to France or Russia, the United States would find the doctrine was waste paper. The West India committee, in conjunc tion with the London and Liverpool mer chants, who are concerned in the sugar trade, continues to agitate for the aboli tion of the bounties on su^ar paid by Eu ropean states. The London branches of the Irish league held a meeting last night to de mand the expulsion from the party of Timothy Healy and his followers. The object has the support of the bulk of the sections of the league throughout Great Britain. Should the first conference of 4he Irish parliamentary party decide to wipe out the Healyites it will find a gen eral approval abong the antl-Parnellites. The expulsion would lessen Mr. Healy's power to harm the party, but will not ex tinguish him. APPLAUSE, BUT NO CONVERTS MR. HERBERT’S SPEECH AT HUNTSVILLE Practically the Same Old Thing, But He Was Accorded a Respectful Hearing—Mr, Stallings’ Reply, Huntsville, Oct. 12.—(Special.)—Hilary A. Herbert, secretary of the navy, ad dressed a large and intelligent audience of 400 ladies and gentlemen in the opera house yesterday in advocacy of the pres ent administration's financial policy. One-third of the audience was ladles. Colonel Herbert was cordially received and his speech of nearly two hours was frequently and heartily applauded. No converts «were made that have been heard of, and the effect of the speech seems only to have strengthened the faith of sound money democrats and con firmed honest money silver democrats in their belief. Colonel Herbert argued to show that the United States was practically a gold f untry in 1839 and that when it turned silver It was the only practical bime tallic country on the face of the earth and that the gold standard was demo cratic doctrine. Bast night Congressman Stallings spoke to a large crowd at the court house in reply to Colonel Herbert, and his two hours’ speech was cordially received and enthusiastically applauded all through it. A NEGRO SUICIDES. Willie BennettShootsTony Jemison in theWrist and Himself Through the Head. Uniontown, ;Oct. 12.—(Special.)—This morning Willie Bennett, a respectable negro farmer near this city, had an alter cation with Tony Jemison, a laborer. Jemison shot three times at Bennett and hit him in the wrist. Jemison thought he had killed Bennett, and after brooding over the affair a few hours shot himself through the head. This Is the first in stance of a negro suicide In the annals of this section. Peculating Spanish Officials. Jacksonville, Fla,, Oct. 12.—A cable gram to the Times-Union from Key West, Fla., says: Passengers by the Maseotte report great excitement in Ha vana, caused by the arrest of Chief of Police Trujillo. He is charged with de frauding the government out of a large sum. It Is believed his arrest will im plicate many prominent officials. Th° matter will be fully investigated and all concerned will be punished to the full extent of the law. Tt Is said that Trujillo has been at the head of a conspiracy to rob the government, and that when the matter is fully investigated it will bo found that over 81,000,000 has been stolen. THE PORTE SHOWS FIGHT. Forts to Be Thrown Upon the Coast of Asia Minor and the Dardanelles Mined. Constantinople, Oct. 12.—Osman Bey has gone to Besika Bay, a roadstead be tween the coast If Asia Minor and the Island of Tenedos, to survey sites for forts. Three vessels laden with ammuni tion have been dispatched to the Dar danelles, where the laying of sub-marine mines has been begun. The city is re suming its normal aspect, although many Armenian shops are closed. Yorktown’ Blue Jackets Ashore. Washington, Oct. 12.—Rear Admiral Carpenter's cablegram respecting affairs in Korea was translated this afternoon. It is dated Nagasaki, Octobpr 11. He said it wa3 reported that affairs in Senulo. Korea's capital, were much dis turbed. He heard reports that the queen had probably been assassinated, and that the nflicers the king's party had taken refuge in the United States legation. At the urgent demand of the ehargp d'affairs, the marine guard of the York town had been sent to the legation on that date, the 11th Instant, to protect the property nnd persons there. PBEFEBEED DEATH TO POVERTY. But He Left a Wife and Four Children to Fight the Wolf. Knoxville. Tenn.. Oct. 12.—L. K. Burks, a prominent business man, committed suicide lhis morning by shooting himself. Business embarrassments were the cause. He came to Knoxville five years ago front Emingsburg, Ky„ engaged In the real estate business and was apparently suc cessful. Reverses came, and he prefer red death to poverty. He left a wife and four children. He Should Have Three Necks. Wilmington, N. C\, Oct. 12.—A special to the Stur says the negro who assaulted three women In Robertson county last Wednesday, as told In these dispatches, was captured in South Carolina Thurs day and taken to Lumberton, county seat of Roberson county, where he was com mitted to jail on the charge of attempted rape on one of the women, but he will be charged with a much more serious crime when brought to trial. TO SPEAK OUT FOR SILVER The Sturdy Farmers in Congress at Atlanta DECLARE FOR RECIPROCITY Those Celestial Beauties Released After a Hearing on Habeas Corpus. J EALOUS JOHNNIES CAUSED THEiR ARREST They Will Continue to Elevate the Stage at $0 a Week—The National Council of Women Ib Ended.—Ex position Notes. Atlanta, Oct. 12.—The Farmers’ Na tional congress adopted a resolution to day fa prlng 'reciprocity between the United States and the South American and Central American countries. There was very little discussion on the subject, the farmers being much of one mind. This action Is In part due to the address es yesterday of Benor Yanes of Venezuela and Mr. Bates of Chicago. Monday will be a day of debate. The committee on resolutions has a volume of financial resolutions to act on. A doz en members have presented free silver and bimetallic resolutions and there will be a very determined effort to have some' measure of thj^t kind adopted by the congresses. The outlook is that the con gress will strongly indorse either free sliver coinage outright or demand an in ternational bimetallic convention. Officers were elected today as follows: President, H. F. Clayton of Iowa; general vice-president, G. M. Ryals of Georgia; secretary, John M. Stahl; treasurer, Hen ry Hayden of Iowa. The congress Is holding its session in the auditorium at the exposition. The nine Chinese beauties, who were taken from the Chinese village at the exposition last week on the ground that they were brought to this country and detained here for Immoral purposes, were before United States Judge Newman to day. Habeas corpus proceedings had been begun at the Instance of two laun drymen In the city, who declared that the women were held as slaveB at the exposition. Leo, the JflH who said that they were actresses In China and hold similar positions In the Chinese village here, testified that thej’ till came to this country voluntarily. Their engagement is for the exposition they stated. They get $6 a week, and are how presenting a tragedy, entitled the "Lover’s Revenge." Leon, Lam and Owyang, the concession aires for the village, say that the action was brought by two Jealsous Chinese Johnnies here In Atlanta, whom the girls had declined to know. As It appeared that the beauties came voluntarily and all expressing the desire to continue their ergagement, Judge . Newman remanded the girls into the custody of the conces sionaires. The habeas corpus has materially In terfered with preparations which the Chinese had been making for a celebra tion of some kind op the midway. In which an enormous dragon is to figure. The National Councif of Women, which has been holding its dally sessions at the woman's building, adjourned tonight. Addresses were delivered today as fol lows: "The Function of the Cabinet”—May Wright Bewail, secretary of foreign re lations, Indiana. "Relation of Art and Literature to Woman's Progress”—Francis E. Bagley, Michigan. "Social Economics”—Isabella Charles Davis, New York. "Relation of the Home to Woman’s Work”—Rachael Foster, Avery, Ph. "Influence at Woman on Religious Progress'—Mary Newbury Adams, Iowa. "Review of the Council’s Work”—Mrs. Mary Lowe Dlcklnsort, president. New York. ' A congress of professional women was also held in the woman's building at the exposition today and several audresses were delivered. The National Bankers' association, the Laundrymen's association, the National Road Parliament and the National Ed itorial association wilj njeet here next week. Governor -O’Ferrall of Virginia today telegraphed that he will be here on Vir ginia day, October 22. with a large mil itary escort. This Is the day before Pres* Ident Cleveland copies. The press asso ciations of North a,nd .S°uth Carolina and Texas also come next week. The Iowa editors, 200 In number, were here today. jl The Cabinet Ladies Will Not Come. Washington. Oct. 12.—Few public ques tions of importance await the president's return, which is expected Monday, and aside from diplomatic matters he will have little to occupy his time before leaving for Atlanta on the 21st. with the entire cabinet. The trip will cover sev eral days. Mrs. Cleveland will not be one of the party and It is not contemplated that the ladles of the cabinet shall go. -%■ Atlanta Will Welcome Them. Wash!ngtnrf:'Oct. 12r-^After participat ing in the celebration of Connecticut day at Atlanta on October 21 the escort of Oovemor Coffin, the Second company of Foot Guards of New Haven, will visit Washington..00 „the 25th Instant* as the guest of the W&'sntngton Light Infantry corps. This company of veterans, which wears the uniform of the British Grena diers, has existed oyer, IflO years, having escorted General Putnam home after the battle of Lexington and served in the war of 1812. as'well aS the war of the rebel lion. _ Few Plums to Be PjcVed. Washington. Oct. 1£—Few appoint ments of consequence are now at the dis posal of the president, and for a time at least he will be free from annoyance by political office-seekers The selection of a successor to Judge Stewart of the United States circuit court of Oklahoma will be One of the flrsf appointments to make. Secretary Oloey will have several important matters to lay before the first cabinet meeting, the most important of which will be the Venezuela case, now prepare^ In .the sha[pe of a brief and ready for immediate action. It is the de sire of Secretary Olney to close the affair with all the haste that diplomatic pro cedure will admlti of. The Texas to Be Docked. Washington. Oct. 12.—The battleship Texas will be docked at the Norfolk navy yard on Wednesday next and pre pared for official trial. On her last run her eccentric rods heated, and while in dock this defect vflll.-.’JMj altered. The vessel has how/beeri. ijj ^he water about four months and is quits foul. SIMPLY SCARED BY SPAIN Latin-American Republics Are Under Duress. THOSE GRIM, GRINNING GUNS In the Turrets of the Spanish Cruisers Say “Be Silent.” CHICAGO COMMiTTEE SENDS AN ADDRESS Asking the Mayors of the Different Cities to Push Along the Recognition of Cuba. Attorney-General Harmon • Is Alert. Washington, Oct. 12.—It was learned from an authoritative source today that none of the Central American govern ments will take the initiative in recogniz ing the belligerency of the insurgent revolutionists in Cuba. The press of those countries, so far. as can be Judged from this point, is unanimous in its sym pathy with the Cubans. The fear is ex pressed, however, that the recognition of the revolutionists by Venezuela, Nica ragua, Brazil, Guatemela or even Mexico would be followed by the dispatch of several Spanish men-of-war to their principal ports, demanding both explana tion and satisfaction. ' As Spain has a navy about equal to that of the United States she would have under these circumstances a sufficient number of vessels for this purpose at half dozen points on the American continent. As none of the countries on the western hemisphere, excepting the United States and Chili, possess a navy worthy of the name, no recognition of Cuban rights will be made by them for fear of conse quences. It is said today that as soon as the United States or Great Britain or some continental ppwer moves in the matter their action will be speedily fol lowed by all the Spanlah-American re publics on this continent. Address of the Chicago Committee. Chicago, Oct. 12.—The following ad dress has been sent out by the commit tee appointed at a mass meeting held in this city to express sympathy with the Cubans in their struggle for independ ence: "The committee appointed by the Chi cago mass meetings September 30, which were held to express sympathy with Cu bans, earnestly appeal to their fellow citizens throughout the union to call similar meetings not later than October 31, and wherever practicable to be held on that day, in order that the movement may derive the benefit of such simultane ous action as adding to its impressive ness. As in Chicago, so doubtless in ether cities generally, a few citizens, with the co-operation of the mayor, can read ily inaugurate the desired movement, and doubtless elsewhere, as here, the promptitude and enthusiasm of the re sponse on the part of the people will prove to he a gratifying manifestation of the universal sympathy for Cubans now braving death to achieve their in dependence. May we take the liberty of suggesting to you that you call on your mayor and confer with him as to the de sirability of inaugurating a similar move ment? A number of cities have already done this, and it would seem desirable to have all take part. Let us not say "it is no affair of ours,” for these men are our neighbors engaging in the same struggle and for the same principle as were the founders of this republic.” The Commodore Seized Again. Washington. Oct. 12.—O. J. Carroll, United States marshal for the Eastern district of North Carolina, arrived here today, having been summoned by Attor ney- Gereral Harmon, and had a confer ence with the attorney-general regard ing the filibustering expeditions In North Carolina waters, supposedly destined for Cuba. The steamer Commodore, which was seized as a Cuban insurgent suspect, was released by Attorney-General Harmon after the crew had been discharged by the United Stales court on the report of federal officials at Richmond that there was not sufficient evidence to hold it. Information received by the depart ment of Justice through the state de partment induced Attorney-General Har mon to reverse his action and re-arrest the steamer, so that her officers could be tried in the federal courts on the charge of attempting to engage in an illegal ex pedition. It is an open secret that Mr. Harmon, is not at all pleased with the proceedings In the Commodore case and Marshal Carroll has been fully adivlsed of the Intention of the attorney-general to see that the neutrality laws of the United States are rigorously and stren uously enforced. . Status of Affairs in Armenia. Washington, Oct. 12.—The cruiser Mar blehead arrived at Naples this morning, according to a dispatch received at the navy department, and her commander. Captain O’Neill. presumably found awaiting him the orders telegraphed the ship to proceed to the gulf of Alexandria, on the Syrian coast, to protect the inter ests of American missionaries and oth“r American citizens whose life and prop erty may be Jeopardized by the pertub’d state of Armenian affairs. The state de partment has received nothing further about the Armenia trouble from Minister Terrell. Robert S. Chltten and William Dulany Hunter of the state department, who were sent to establish the United States consulate at lOrzeroum and Harpool. Ar menia. authorized by congress In view of the religions troubles of last year, have cabled the state department Infor mation of-their arrival at Frezlbond. They were obliged to leave Constanti nople after a long wait there without the exequaturs for which they had ap plied to thejiorte._ Hanged to the Limb of an Elm. St. Louis. Mo., Oct. 12 —A special from Jackson, Mo., says: William Henderson, a negrl. aged about 30 years, was lynched on the outskirts of that village last night. Several days ago Henderson enticed Min nie Rust, aged 14, the daughter of re spectable white parents, to a pasture near the village and attempted to crimi nally assault the child. Her screams brought assistance, and the negro fled to the woods. A passe quickly captured hitn and he was locked up hi the village jail. Early last eve »ng a moli stormed the jail arid'hurrled the negro olT to the pasture where-he waylaid the girl and hanged him to the limb of an elm tro, It Is hardly-' probable that any of the lynchers will be arrested. Import.-, nt Hail road Appcir.tment s. New Orleans,-Oct. 12:—A-, W. Swanitz has been, appointed general manager ot * the New Orleans and Western road, with headquarters In this city. D. B. Morey was appointed traffic manager of the same corporation 111 addition to the posl- | tion of secretary and treasurer, and John M. Turner superintendent of motive pow er and transportation. Mr. Swanitz is an engineer of national reputation and has acted as engineer-in chief of the works now under construc tion at Port Chalmette, seven miles be low the city. He is a native of Illinlos and had engaged on important canal, bridge and railroad work in Egypt and this country. D. B. Morey was for more than thirty years general freight agent for the Illin ois Central. Captain Turner is accounted one of th best transportation men in the south and came here from the Seaboard Air Ivine. All of the appointments are ex ceedingly popular in business circles here. _ Twenty-Eighth Opening of Hampton Insti tute. Fort Monroe, Va., Oct. 12.—The Hamp ton Normal and Agricultural institute has opened its twenty-eighth session with 500 colored students. 150 Indians and 300 negro children in the preparatory school. Many have applied to enter some; of the numerous trade courses furnished here. Admission was refused to 700. be cause of crowded accommodations. New advantages will be given, for the boys in technical training and for the girls in physical culture and domestic science, as well as in other branches. Railroad Earnings. New Fork, Oct. 12.—For September the Georgia and Florida Southern road earned $67,208; increase. $22522; Georgia railroad. $111,288; increase, $10,558, and St. Joe and Grand Island, $6I.3G6; decrease, $7047. HERE’S A CHANCE TO FIGURE MONEY MARKET AN INTERESTING THEME Some of the New York Banks Below the Re serve Requirements—Contraction in Loans. New York, Oet. 12.—The weekly state ment of the associated banks shows the following changes: Reserve, decrease.$2,294,625 Loans, decrease. 3,596,200 Specie, decrease. 76,000 Legal tenders, decrease. 3,870,700 Deposits, decrease. 6,608,300 Circulation, Increase. 53,700 The banks now hold $14,176,900 In excess of legal requirements. The New York Financier says this week: There is no cessation to the movement which is drawing down the reserve held by the New York clearing house banks, the statement issued Saturday, October 12, showing a still further decrease of $2,294,625 in this Item. The total excess reserve now stands at $14,176,900, of which a limited number of banks show the greater part. The currency contrac tion may be checked within a few weeks. Some of the New York banks are below the reserve requirements and the usual results have followed, In the closing of loans, the decrease in the loan Item for the week being $3,596,200. The total loans as shown by the cur rent statement are $506,606,000, which is fully $16,000,000 less than reported Sep tember 14 only thirty days ago. The banks lost in cash last week $3, 572,200, of which principally the entire amount was in logals. If this drain Is maintained for any length of time there must inevitably occur a further calling in of loans and a further shrinkage of that item. The deposits of banks now aggregate $533,491,200, the decrease for the past week having been $6,608,300. This is a loss of not less than $41,430,000 since the 1st of September, but is $57,000,000 less than during the corresponding week last year. The future course for the'money market in view of the changes which have occurred lately remains an inter esting problem. A number of banks must be regarded out of the market, as they are fully loaned up, and the narrow mar gin of reserve is controlled by a few of the larger institutions. There was a sharp advance in rates during the earlier part of the week, but it was more important as a test than anything else, since the quotations brought out large offerings from the trust companies and other institutions, under which the market declined to its old figures. It would seem therefore that the money market cannot be artificially manipulated, and the marked advance must spring from legitimate causes. KOREA IN A FERMENT* Admiral Carpenter Sends the Petrel to Che mulpo—Death of the Queen Means Prince Pak's Return. Washington, Oct. 12.—A cipher dis patch was received at the na-vy depart ment today from Rear Admiral Carpen ter, commanding the United States fleet on the Asiatic station, reporting a se rious condition of affairs in Korea. Ad miral Carpenter also reported that he had sent the gunboat Petrel from Chee Foo, China, to Chemulpo, Korea, the port of Seoule, the capital. The Petrel left Chee Foo today. No orders have been sent by the navy department to Admiral Carpenter with reference to the Korean situation, and it is believed that the dis tribution of his fleet is entirely within his discretion. No advices from Seoule have reached the state department. Prince Pak. formerly secretary of the interior in -Korea, and now an exile, Is in Washington. He has called on Secre tary Olney and Acting Secretary McAdoo and presented letters of Introduction, but did not talk on matters affecting the Ko rean political situation. If the report be true that the rtueen of Korea has been assassinated Prince Pak will probably return to his native country. KILLED IN COLD BLOOD. John Cadle Resents o Deprecatory Remark With His Pistol. Buchanan, Ga„ Oct. 12.—W. T. Owens was shot and killed at his home, ten miles north of here, this morning by John Cadle. Owens was drawing water when Cadle came up, leaving the gate open as he entered the yard and turning the cow and calf together. Owens remarked: "I wish you had not dene that,” whereupon Cadle drew his pistol and fired, the ball passing through the head. Owens died In thirty minutes. Sheriff Bullard and a posse are in pur suit of the murderer. Taylor’s Term Heducod. Pierre, H. D.. Oct. 12.—The supreme court handed down its decision this morning on the writ c,f error In the case of Ex-State Treasurer Taylor. The su preme court modifies the decision of the lower court and reduces the term of im prisonment to two yearc The sentence begins August 14; BUT WHAT A PRICE HE PAID! William Mahone, One-Time Hero, Dies Ishmaeliie. PARTIAL PARALLEL OF KOLB The Tami^y Tiger Sniffs Victory in the Keen > Autumn Air. V _ INDIES SENDS A GLADSOME GREETING / - Reed’s Significant Tip as to the Con duct of the Contests—Mr. Bankhead and the Governorship- Shel ^ ley Says Nay. Washington, D. C., Oct. 12.—(Special.)— Gen. William Mahone, ex-senator from Virginia, the hero of the crater, who died on Tuesday, was a remarkable man and possessed of a career that, looking back upon it, can but fill one with sad ness. At one time numbered among the idols the south loved and ranked with Stonewall Jackson, Lee and Gordon in the memory of the men who bore arms In the defense of their country and their opinions, by one act, lured on by ambi tion's fickle flame, he brought down on his head the unrelentless hate of his erstwhile companions In arms and went down to his grave ostracised by neigh bors he had known all his life, an Ish mael of politics, his hand raised against every democrat and the hand of every democrat raised against him. Mahone attempted and won in Virginia what Keuben Kolb attempted and failed to ac compllsh in Alabama. Like Kolb, he was a candidate for gov ernor in the regular democratic conven tion, and like Kolb he was defeated. Like Kolb, when a rupture came, he was the leader of the Independent wing; but, unlike Kolb, he was not the candidate, but had his friend nominated. Mahone. at the head of the readjusters, won, and Mahone then became a candidate for the United States senate and was elected. Kolb, losing in his light for the governor ship, became also a candidate for the senate, but was defeated. Mahone paid the price of his treachery to his people, his state and his party, and after serving one term w'as not re-elected, and from the 4th of March, 1887, until his death at Chamberlan’s, in this city, on Tuesday last, the once valiant general and Idolized hero spent his days in the vain endeavor to regain his lost position. The Tiger Is Lushing His Tail. There is much interest felt here in the result of the elections to be held in New York next month, and if the signs of the times count for anything Tammany—bad, bold, corrupt Tammany—is going to come out victorious, and right few there are in Washington who will be sorry. The Issue in New York Is personal lib erty against a set of would-be office holders and Puritans who think the aver age American citizen must go to church on Sunday whether or no, and while a strict regard for the Sabbath Is earnestly advocated, yet Tammany’s position, that it is man’s Inherent rlgl\t to live, to love, to worship and to adore when and where and how the soul In its untrammeled in telligence shall direct, appeals strongly to the people, and when the Ides of No vember have come and gone the "tiger will be lashing his tail” in triumph despite the "googoos,” the State Democ racy and the republicans. The result of the election held in In dianapolis last Tuesday, when the Issue was almost identical with that in New York, and a republican majority of 3000 two years ago was overcome and the democratic candidate Jfor mayor was elected by some 4000. gives color to the reports of Tammany's success. The good news from Indianapolis has given courage to all the demcra*s here, and a saying of Kx-Senator McDonald is recalled: "As goes Centre township," said the ex-senator, "so goes Marion county; as-goes Marion county, so goes Indiana, and as Indiana goes so goes the union.’; On the occasion of the ex-sena tor’s remarks Centre township, in which Indianapolis is located, went democratic and democratic victory followed In the state and union. tf Contested Election Cases. Ail the testimony in the contested elec tion cases from Alabama is In and the , briefs of all the contestants have been filed with the clerk, except that of Oood wyn in the Ooodwyn vs. Cobb case. The only brief for any of the contestees that has beeri filed is that of Robbins from the Fourth district. It Is gotten up in heat pamphlet form and comprises seventy one pages. Percy Wood o# Selma and Shelley & Martin of Washington are signed as counsel. As to the contests In the Fifty-fourth congress it is generally conceded that un less the contestant has an exceptional case the member with the prima facie right will be seated. Reed told a friend of mine the other day that all cases of contest would be decided purely upon their merits and that unless the republi cans who were contesting had a good case to base their contest upon they had best abandon the ease entirely. The probability is that Judge Daniel of New York will be made chairman of the committee on elections, and if he is a fair and Impartial hearing is as sured. Judge Daniel of Buffalo repre sents the Thirty-third New York dis trict. He was for twenty-eight years Justice of the supreme court of New S'ork and he is well thought of by repub licans and democrats alike with whom he has come in contact. Personal and Pertinent. The rumor that Representative Rank head would probably be a candidate for governor had been current In Washing ton for quite a week before the telegram from Helma In last Sunday’s State Her ald was read here, and only tended to give corroboration to the rumor. Mr. ltankhead has made quite a reputation during the eight years he has represent ed his district in the house of representa tives, and his record during the war, having entered the service of the Con federacy when little more than a boy, would make him a formidable candi date should he determine to make the race. The Mobile Register haying disposed of Oeneral Shelley’s candidacy to its own liking It would Yiot be amiss for me to further State that the general will pos itively not be *a candidate for governor, but there is every probability that he will take an active part In the campaign next year, striving, as he always has done, for harmony in the party and for the crushing of the foes of democracy. • —-*-— Carriage Makers Fail. New York, Oct. 12.—J. B. Brewster & Co., incorporated carriage manufactur ers. have failed.