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Inner Cabal of the Council in
Who Is to Be Chastised—Almon-Eyed John or
the Unspeakable Turk?
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Forts to Be Thrown Upon the Coast of Asia
Minor and the Dardanelles
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.
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.
The Sturdy Farmers in Congress
at Atlanta
Those Celestial Beauties Released After a
Hearing on Habeas Corpus.
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
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
"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,
"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
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.
Latin-American Republics Are
Under Duress.
In the Turrets of the Spanish Cruisers Say
“Be Silent.”
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
"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
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
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
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,
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
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.
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.
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;
William Mahone, One-Time Hero,
Dies Ishmaeliie.
The Tami^y Tiger Sniffs Victory in the Keen
> Autumn Air.
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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
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.

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