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' VOLUME 22: BIRMINGHAM, ALA., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1895. NUMBER. 3. AN IMPORTANT DECISION The Supreme Court Settles a Homestead Case APPEALED FROM ALABAMA Caesar Celso Moreno Will Spend Ninety Days in Jail FOR LIBELLING AMBASSADOR FAVA The Bell Telephone Company Gets an Ad verse Decision, but Edison Fares Much Better in His Fight Against the Sawyer-Mann System. Washington, Nov. 11.—Caesar Celso Moreno, who was convicted some days ago of a criminel libel on Baron Fava, the Italian ambassador, was sentenced to ninety days in the district jail this after noon in the district criminal court. The United States court for the South ern district of Alabama found James D. Shiver guilty of the charge of cutting and selling 200 trees from a homestead entry he had made just before cutting the timber. The court Instructed the jury that Shiver h-.d the right to cut the tim ber for making improvements or for ex change for lumber to make improve ments, but not for sale. The case was appealed to the court of appeals and that court asked the supreme court of the United States to answer these questions: 1. Whether lands duly and properly en tered for a homestead are from the time of entry until final disposition by the land department no longer lands of the United States within the meaning of section 2461, revised statutes? 2. Can a citizen who has made a home stead entry upon public lands be held criminally liable for cutting and removing after such entry, standing trees and tim ber on the land? After discussing the scope and effect of the land laws the supreme court of the United States answered the questions in an opinion read by Justice Brown, the first in the negative and the second In the affirmative. The application of counsel for an ad vancement of the appeal of Elverton R. Chapman, the recalcitrant sugar trust witness before the senate investigating committee, was denied by the supreme court of the United States today. Chap man applied to the District of Columbia court of appeals for a writ of prohibition to prevent the criminal court from pro ceeding to try him upon the indictment found against him for refusing to testify before the committee regarding the stock transactions of senators. The writ was deniefl'and Chapman appealed the case to the supreme court of the United States. In view of the near approach of the day fixed for trial in the criminal court the supreme court was asked to advance the appeal for hearing. There is nothing now apparently to prevent the trial from pro ceeding on the ftth of December, as fixed by Judge Cole Saturday. In the opinion rendered by Chief Justice Fuller of the supreme court of the United States today he decided that the court has jurisdiction over the case of the United States vs. the Bell Telephone com pany to cancel the Berliner patent, which the court of appeals for the First circuit decided against the government. The telephone company moved to dismiss the appeal for the reason that under the court of appeals’ act the supreme court of the United States had no Jurisdiction because the case was one "arising un der the patent laws of the United States” and judgments of courts of appeals in such cases were made final. The United States opposed this on the ground that the act gave the right of appeal to the United States in cases where it was a party. The result of the decision is that It must come before the court for final decision. The supreme court of the United States today, in an opinion read by Justice Brown, sustained the Edison incandes cent light patents against the claim of the Consolidated Electric Light company, using the Sawyer-Mann system, of which It was claimed that the Edison system was an infringement. The court said that the claims made for the Sawyer Mann patent were too broad to sustain a patent. The case came fro>li the United States court for the Western district of Pennsylvania, which gave judgment In favor of the Edison company, the Judg ment being affirmed._ November uotton urop nepon. Washington, Nov. 11.—'The cotton re turns of the department of agriculture for the month of November show an av erage yield per acre for the entire cotton belt of 155.6 pounds, distributed by states as follows:' Virginia, 199; North Caro lina. 168; South Carolina. 141; Georgia, 152- Florida, 148; Alabama. 135; Mississip pi 160: Louisiana, 177; Texas. 161; Arkan sas 183; Tennessee, 181. All other states and territories, 207. A large majority of the correspondents of the department complain of a short yield, many reporting "half crop." "the poorest In thirty years" or something similar. The dry weather which has principally destroyed the top crop In many localities and injured It everywhere has been favorable for pick ing. so that the fiber is generally report ed clean and in good condition. The damage from drouth Is not confined to any particular states, none being free from It. ___ NEGROES ARE ASSEMBLING. Several Thousand Are Expected to Partici pate in the Congress. Atlanta. Nov. 11.—The National Negro congress, composed of the leading spirits of the colored race throughout the United States, was called to order tonight In the exposition auditorium. The congress will continue In session until November 23. From all sections of the union the negroes are coming and several thousand will be In Atlanta to morrow. The colored soldiery of the Eouth par aded today at the exposition grounds, marched up and down the plaza and passed the negro building in review. The execution of the tactics by the soldiers teas good and their movements elicited frequent applause. Tonight the auditorium was filled and several addresses were made. Commis sioner Garland Penn, chief of the negro department of the exposition. Introduced the speakers and spoke at length upon the future of the race in the south. He was satisfied with what had been accom plished by his race at the exposition. His people had met with many difficulties, yet they had received assistance and had been extended many courtesies. He thought the negroes as a race were fast V - attaining: those things which they most needed In order to make them the types of higher civilized people John C. Dancy of Salisbury, N. C.. spoke on the negro exhibit and what It meant for the Bouth. He said the only way for the negroes to become great In those things that would lift them to a higher plane of living was to demonstrate to the people of the world that they were capable of appreciating and living up to the highest standard of life. They were just as eager to learn, he knew, as any race, and If they only had the opportu nity that many other races had the ne gro would soon be In the foremost ranks of civilization. W. A. Pledger, who is well known In Georgia, made an address. Pledger's re marks were loudly applauded. He said that the exposition In Atlanta was to re sult In much good for the race. The fact that the negroes had been Instrumental In adding to the glory and achievement of the exposition was to him a stimulus to throw his whole soul and energy into the movement and do all he could for the great enterprise that had been launched in the south. The exposition meant just as much for the negro as it did for the white men, and It was the duty of the colored man to do all In his power to add to the success of the show. Warships for Turkey. Paris, Nov. 11.—The Figaro Says that three French warships left Cannes yes terday for Turkish waters. ILLINOIS DAY. Barring Accidents to Two of the Soldiers, Everything Passed Off Nicely With Plenty of Speeches. Atlanta, Nov. 11.—The exposition city gave the Illinois visitors not only a hearty, but a real, welcome today. This Is Illinois day, and the morning, which dawned cloudy, developed a misty rain at 10 o’clock. At 7 o’clock this morning the Cook County Democratic club ar rived in a special train. The Young Men’s Democratic league of Atlanta met the Chicago club at the train. At 10 o’clock the club made a parade and the visitors received a continuous applause along the line of March. One hour later the First Illinois regiment turned out and escorted Governor Altgeld, Mayor Swift and their party, Governor Atkinson, Mayor King and city and exposition officials to the fair grounds. The First regiment had 858 men In line, commanded by Colonel Turner. The reg iment made a striking parade and was greeted by cheers at every step. A great concourse of people followed the military. At the grounds the troops were reviewed by Governor Altgeld. A. S. Trude, president of the Illinois ex position commission, was master of cer emonies and he was Introduced by Mayor King. Commissioner Glenn spoke for the governor and welcomed the Illinois vis itors to the state. Mayor King followed and spoke for Atlanta. Governor Altgeld responded for Illinois. The governor spoke as follows: Our people have come here today on a mission of good fellowship. The people of the south have Invited us within their gates, and we have accepted the Invita tion. The people of the south have held out a friendly hand and we have come down to grasp it. In a sense we are the guests, invited to see the creations and treasures of a host and Injured gang of men; it is necessary to consider the con ditions out of which they grew and the difficulties which had to be overcome; for this determines the character of the genius and the effort that was required. This magnificent exposition becomes olothed with a mighty importance when we consider that thirty years ago the southern states lay prostrate. For four years the passion had been changed and the waters of bitterness and hatred had been lashed Into a fury. Industries were dead and agriculture lay helpless. The institutions of society had been destroy ed. There came a cloud of vultures sweeping down upon the land, who de veloped methods of plunder that ancients knew not of. The goths and the vandals took what there was in sight. Cromwell in Ireland took only what his soldiers could carry, but these men, by means of issuing bonds and mortgaging the future, projected their slimy fingers a century ahead and ate of the inheritance of com ing generations. They loaded the coun try with a burden of taxation under which a prosperous people would have groaned. This was the condition of the south at the close of the war. Never be fore in the history of the government was so difficult a problem presented as the re-establishment of civil Institutions in the southern states. Fortunately for the south she had men whose visions were not dimmed and whose spirit was not broken by the din of dally happen ings. By slow degrees they once more established order. Only a few hundred miles to the south of us lies the richest island of the globe, blessed with all that nature can give it. For over a century a foreign military force has ruled and robbed this island, until today. Instead of standing with civ ilized nations, and giving the world an exhibition of its products, as the south has done. It can only show to the world Its bleeding heart and cry in anguish for assistance. My reuow muons, the rrlends of Jus tice have a right to hope there will come a time when our government will have enough regard for the principles of home rule—no disrespect for republican Insti tutions—enough concern of our safety and enough Americanism In its blood to rest from Its solicitude for corporate in terests Just long enough to proclaim to all the world that noonday robbery, noon day outrage and noonday butchery of a helpless people, even though done in the name of law, must cease upon the Ameri can continent and in American waters. People of the south, we have watched your career, and we have watched your struggles, and we rejoice in your success es, and Jhose who have come down from our great state have come on a mission of friendship. They do not ask where you sell your cotton or where you sell your supplies. They know that the great laws of commerce will determine these questions. Our people are imubed with the Idea that this great continent, from the aurora tinted skies of the north to the warm waters of the south, from the morning to the evening ocean, should be inhabited by a great, intelligent, liberty loving. Justice loving, lawabiding broth erhood of man. This Is the spirit that has brought our people into your midst, and they will more than reciprocate your every act of friendship and your every ex pression of fraternal sentiment. And as opportunity offers they will make every southern man feel that there is a welcome for him In the country by the great lakes! Other speeches were made by Presi dent Stewart Woodson of the Atlanta chamber of Commerce, President Ferdi nand W. Peck of the Chicago-Southern States association, President Collier of the exposition and others. Just before the speaking at the audi torium began Major Sanborn and Lieu tenant Lumley of the First Illinois regi ment were thrown by their horses. Major Sanborn was badly hurt and was re moved to the emergency hospital. His left leg was broken. Lieutenant Luiii.c,-' was not seriously hurt. HE IS A POOR JUGGLER Who Cannot Find Solace in Tuesday’s Returns. CLEVELAND NOT ALARMED And His Advisers Have No Cause to Complain. POINT WITH MUCH PRIDE AT NEW JERSEY The Cabinet Join in a Smiling Befrain and View the Future From Afar With Hopes for a Grand Democratic Victory in 18G8-8elfth! Washington, Nov. 9.—(Special Corre spondence.)—He is indeed a poor Juggler of logic who cannot find solace In the elec tion returns of Tuesday last, and Presi dent Cleveland and his cabinet are not far from the head of the procession of the legerdemain profession. The presi dent and his advisers, it is stated, find no cause fo.r discouragement in the situa tion of the democratic party after its overwhelming Waterloo. They point with pride to the defeat of the party in New Jersey, that in 1893 sent James Smith, Jr., to the United States senate; they view with feelings of gladness the overthrow of the party in Maryland that stnce 1880 has given to the United States senate one Arthur Pue Gorman; they smile with unconcealed rejoicings at the defeat in Ohio of the party that since 1891 has had in the United States senate Calvin C. Brice; they fain would dance with Joy at the defeat in Kentucky of the party that simce 1885 has given to the United States senate Joseph C. S. Blackburn; they would that Mississippi and Virginia tvlth their two sliver senators had also been submerged in the deluge. When it is re membered that. In the memorable fight preceding the enactment of the present excellent tariff law, Senators Smith, Gor man, Brice and Blackburn were arrayed against the bill proposed by the house, fathered by Mr. Wilson and championed by Mr. Cleveland, a bill that would have caused a deficiency of J40.000.000 more In the treasury than already exists, he who runs may read the cause of the ha! ha ing! at the White House. But these em inent logicians overlooked the fact that In New Jersey, Maryland, Ohio and Ken tucky their administration of the affairs of government was Indorsed, and fail to see squirming and writhing under the debris the mangled form of Hon. James Campbell, their firm and steadfast friend. From New York comes the rumor that Senators Hill and Murphy, in conjunction with bad, wicked, though victorious, Tammany, have determined to present the name of Grover Cleveland, the em pire state's remarkable son, to the next national democratic convention. How strange It will be, and what a hush will fall upon that vast assembly when Da vid Bennett Hill arises in his place In the convention and places In nomination fche name of his erstwhile enemy and un relenting foe. Then there will break over the convention the full force of the irony and sarcasm of this most momentous event. Recognizing the hopelessness of the contest for the presidency by the de mocracy, Hill, Murphy and Tammany are planning to bestow the empty honor of the nomination on Cleveland that he may be crushed. They claim that Mr. Cleve land has caused ail the democratic misery and that he should be made to suffer his share; having beaten the party In every election since he took the oath of office, to get even the party must now beat him. But Mr. Cleveland would not allow him self to be thus led like a lamb to the slaughter, and would decline the nomina tion, and the cry would go up, "Like Na poleon on the Rubicon—like Washington —like Cleveland.” General Shelley, speaking of democra cy’s recent defeat, said to the State Her ald’s representative: ‘‘The elections of Tuesday showed not so much a republi can victory as a democratic defeat; it proves conclusively to my mind that democrats everywhere ought to get to gether; that extremists of every faction ought to be compelled to stand aside and allow’ the conservative element to align the party on a platform that all could support; that both monometallists and free silverltes ought to be relegated to the rear and a declaration of principles promulgated for a sound and Btaple cur rency, using Just so much silver as the country can stand.” Again Madame Rumor has It that the president’s “tea table” Is to be broken. This time Hon. Hoke Smith, ex-Journal ist, now secretary of the interior, is to resign. Rumor further has It that Mr. Smith Is to bd elevated to the vacancy on the sunreme bench caused by the death of Mr. Associate Justice Jackson; that Mr. Cleveland, remembering the good re sult of the elevation of that eminent ju rist and statesman, L. Q. C. Lamar, from secretary of the Interior to the supreme bench, desires to repeat the experiment and the ex-Joumallst is by no means loth to become the instrument. However, both reports are simply rumors, nothing more. Among the Alabamians in Washington during the past week was Hon. H. C. Tompkins, chairman of the democratic state executive committee. Mr. J. H. Johnson of Talladega was in the city Saturday. GOVERNOR HASTINGS AND PARTY Will Visit Atlanta and the Battlefield of Chick amauga. Harrisburg, Pa., Nov. 11.—A special train of Pullman’s rolled out of the union depot at 4:30 this evening with Governor .Hastings on board, bound for the Atlanta exposition. A large streamer alongside the train bore the legend, “Pennsylva nia.” There were of the party beside the governor and Mrs. Hastings the members of the cabinet and their ladles, exposi tion commissioners and ladies’ auxiliary members of the supreme court and gov ernor’s staff and other military officials and a score or more invited guests. , The party will be absent a week, returning next' Sunday. A day will be spent on the battlefield of Chlckamauga. Thursday will be Pennsylvania day at the * :posl tion. when there will be special ceremo nies Governor Hastings will make the welcome address. Cuban Liberty and Honroe Doctrine. Atlanta, Nov. 11.—Governor Altgeld, Governor Atkinson. Mayor Swift, Mayor King and other speakers tonight declared for the recognition of Cuba and the en forcement of the Monroe doctrine. The speeches were made at a reception ten dered to the Cook County Democracy hy , the Young Men’s Democratic league of Atlanta. TURKEY IS IN A BAD FIX The Kurds Are Growing More Daring and Rebellious. THE COUNTRY IS BANKRUPT The Powers Are Insisting That Their Demands Be Carried Out. THE SULTAN FEARS ASSASSINATION He Is Afraid He Will Be Damned If He Does and Will Be Damned If He Don’t, and in the Meantime the Armenians Are Being Slaughtered. Constantinople, Nov. 11.—The lawless ness of the Kurds In the eastern prov inces has grown measurenbly since the demands for reforms were made upon the sultan by Great Britain, France and Rus sia. The sultan’s very evident inclina tion to refuse to grant the demands, or at least to defer giving a definite answer to the representatives of the powers en couraged the Kurds to believe that the sultan tacitly supported them in their at tacks upon the Armenians. Color has been lent to this belief by the action of the sultan in giving good service decora tion to1 several officials who were notori ously in favor of exterminating the Arme nians and who rather sanction the mas sacres that have led Turkey to the verge of dismemberment. The Kurds have as sumed such an attitude of disregard to all authority that it is believed here that, the officials are now powerless to stop them from continuing their massacrelng And pillaging. Advices from the eastern provinces show that the condition of anarchy is such that a very strong force will have to be employed if any progress at all is to be made against the Kurds. The porte apparently understands this fact, for it announced today that 120,000 troops will bo sent against the Kurds. Should the latter offer resistance it is doubtful if this force would be sufficiently strong to cope with the Kurds, whose intimate knowledge of the mountainous country would stand them in good stead in op posing the Turkish troops. In spite of the bad financial condition of the gov ernment, which Is now in arrears in the pay of reserves already called out, It has been decided to summon more of the re serves for service. It is doubtful if the government's scheme can be effected, owing to the scarcity of money, but at any rate the attempt will be made owing to -:he Kurds’ demand to the powers that the porte restore order forthwith. Stories of the ravages committed by the Kurds continue to be received here. It is said that in Erzeroum and Sivas whole districts have been devastated by the marauding Kurds. A traveler who has arrived at Trebizond from Erzeroum states that when he was approaching Balburt he met 300 women, who in their extremity knelt before him and Implored protection, declaring that their husbands, fathers and brothers had been killed and that there were no males of their race who could save them from either dishonor or death. The revolt of the Drus and Inharkls Is assuming a most serious aspect. The ag itation against the authorities is extend ing and the rebels are gaining many ac cessions. An official dispatch that has been made public says that thankB to the energetic measures that have been taken by the imperial officials the disturbances and re volts which occur in certain provinces of Asia Minor, and which had their origin in the seditious intrigues of Armenian agitators, have been everywhere sup presed and order restored in all the dis tricts which were recently the scene of riots and conflicts. Measures have been taken to insure that peace will be main tained. It is stated that Bahri Pasha will be appointed to the command of the troops in the Zltoun district. Bahrt Pasha was formerly Vali of Van, but was dismissed from that office In consequence of the representations made by Sir Phillip Cur rie. the British ambassador, that he was in a good measure responsible for the outrages committed on the Armenians in that district. That his removal was made against the Inclination of the sul tan is a matter of common knowledge and his majesty took the earliest oppor tunity to show that he approved of his acts as vali. A day or so ago Bahri was decorated by the sulfan for the good ser vices he had rended the government, and now comes the evidently well founded re port that he will be given an important command of troops nominally employed to protect the Armenians. Mr. .Hampson, the British vice-consul, has appointed twenty persons to resume the distribution of relief at Sassoun. WHAT CAUSED THE UPROAR P South Carolina’s Constitutional Delegates Are Fond of Making a Noise. Columbia, S. C., Nov, 11.—The constitu tional convention worked today against a state fair and a banquet given by the cltlaens of Columbia to the members of the convention scheduled for this even ing. This, the ninth week’s work, was begun this morning by the convention taking up the lynching matter again. Some further amendments were made and the further consideration of the mat ter was postponed for a week. The convention Is now at work on the article on corporations, having made t>o headway scarcely thus far. Resolutions were adopted looking to the limiting of speaking in the future and the proposition of a schedule of work to bring about ah early adjournment. ■ At the afternoon session of the conven tion several more sections on the article of corporations were adopted. A pro vision was put In for the appointment of a state examiner. The convention to night is enjoying an elaborate banquet, being served at the Grand hotel. There are over 250 people in attendance and the delegates are enjoying themselves to their fullest. Governor Evans made a big speech and speeches were made by Con gressmen Talbert and Wilson and others. The uproar was so great, however, that they could scarcely be heard. Cuban War Tales. Havana, Nov. 11.—A dispatch from Remedlos states that the column of Col onel Palancas had an engagement with and dispersed about 300 mounted rebels, commanded by Gonzales Jlmlnez and Vltia Portal, at Loma Pueriot. The fight lasted an hour and a half. The troops sustained no loss, but several rebels were killed or wounded. A Pant* Clara dispatch says that Lieu tenant-Colonel Bruit's column has com pletely dispersed a band of 200 rebels led by Socorro, Espinosa and Garcia. The fighting took place near Mordazo. The troops have captured the rebel camps at Macagnal, In the Guayabo mountains, In flicting heavy losses on the Insurgents. Thirty-five horses and a quantity of am munition, arms and medicines were cap tured. The column commanded by Colonel Ar lzon has routed about 300 rebels under Bermudez and Alvarez, on the La Rosa plantation, and captured their camps, to gether with arms, ammunition and pro visions. The fighting lasted two hours. Many rebels were wounded. A dispatch from Sanctl Splritus says it Is reported there that Maximo Gomez’s band Is camped on a farm known as La Refoma. Troops have been dispatched to the place. A Wholesaler Skips. New York, Nov. 11.—David H. Roberts, wholesale dealer in window glass at Nos. 418 and 420 West Broadway, has disap peared from hiB place of business and is said to have suddenly sailed for Europe on Saturday last. The sheriff closed up the place today on an attachment for $94,094, which was obtained for the Cham-^* bers and McKee Glass company of Pitts ^ burg, Pa., from which concern Robert C* received the bulk of his glass. The at tachment was obtained on the ground that Roberts had departed from the state with intent, It is alleged, to defraud his creditors. Mr. Roberts made a statement of his affairs in February, 1894, when he claimed to have* assets of $142,000 and liabilities of $90,000. In the trade it Is thought that he has a large number of outstanding ac counts, besides the stock of glass in his store. _ _ _ THE DAVIS MONUMENT. The Corner Stone to Be Laid N ext May. Committees Appointed. Richmond, Va., Nov.’ 11.—The two re sponsible organizations having in charge the work of building a monument In this city to the memory of Hon. Jefferson Da vis are the Davis Monument associa tion and the Davis monument committee of the Unitel Confederate Veterans. The former is composed of Virginians, the lhtter of one member from each of the states which furnished the fighting men of the Confederacy. The two seem to agree upon Monroe park as the site for the monument. It has been settled be tween them that the local board may ap point a committee to secure a design for the monument, said committee's action, however, to be subject to the approval of the board and of the aforesaid monu ment committee, representing all the states of the Confederacy. The corre spondence respecting this arrangement was arrived at at the meeting of this board this afternoon, and at the next meeting of the board the committee on design will be appointed. It will consist of seven members, with Preident J. Tay lor Ellison at Its head. Three of the sev en members will be persons who are ex perts in matters likely to come before the committee. The corner stone of the mon ument will be laid next May when the United Confederate Veterans will hold their grand encampment here, and the arrangement of the present matter marks the begtnlng of very active work in be half of the monument, which It is in tended shall be worthy of the president of the Confederacy and creditable to the southern people. Anarchists Growing Bold. Chicago, Nov. 11.—To an audience of 2000 sympathizers in the West Twelfth Street Turner hall Herr Most and Lucy Parsons tonight) recalled the Haymarket riots, eulogizing the dead anarchists and denouncing the police. Their language was kept from being too inflammable, however, by the presence of 200 blue coats under the command of Inspector Shea, who occupied a prominent place on the speakers’ platform. Mrs. Parsons was the first speaker and she renewed in cidents connected with the Haymarket massacre. Only once did she approach the danger line when she said: I would rather be consigned to the bottomless pits of hell than walk the golden streets of Heaven with Judge Gary.” Inspector Shea commanded her to cease uttering such language. When Herr Most arose he was greeted with great applause. He said he had been instructed not to mention any names. He defied Inspector Shea, saying this was a free country. The inspector warned the visiting anarchist to be care ful. The remainder of Most’s speech was in German and although it at times bor dered on the sensational the Inspector did not interfere. The speech was a repeti tion in the main of what Most has re peatedly delivered. A Bark Run Down. Nassau, N. H., Nov. 11.—The Ward line steamer Niagara, Captain Crocker, from New York November 6 for Cienfue gos, arrived here today. She reports that Friday morning, November 8, she ran down and sunk the American bark Wil liam Hales, Captain Coombs, from Ha vana October 27 for Philadelphia, off Cape Henlopen. Captain Coombs’ mate and five seamen of the William Hales were saved and five men lost. Diaz’s Generous Offer. Atlanta, Nov. 11.—The World’s fair di rectors and several chiefs of departments at the Chicago exposition arrived here tonight. They came on a special train as the guests of Stuyvesant Fish, presi dent of the Illinois Central railroad. President Diaz of Mexico will read an order today to the Mexican band here to remain as long as the directors desire their services. A Dog’s Discovery. Central City, W. Va„ Nov. 11.—Yester day morning on Buffalo creek, Wayne county, a dog entered the home of P. K. Stanley, a wealthy stock raiser, carrying In Its mouth a dead child, apparently 4 weeks old. Investigation disclosed the fact that It had been murdered and that the dog had unearthed it in the back yard, where It had been buried. Diamond Workers Strike. New York, Nov. 11.—Two hundred and twenty-one diamond workers went out on a strike this morning because their employers refused to Increase their wages 25 per cent. Sixty diamond workers In Brooklyn and forty In Newark also went on a strike for the same causfe. The Squadron Held in Readiness. London, Nov. 11.—The Standard will to morrow publish a dispatch from Nice saying that Admiral Gervals has been ordered to hold the second division of the French Mediterranean squadron in read iness to sail for the Pieraus. IA juoixery amrerpnss. Washington, Nov. IX.—The postofflce department today denied the privilege of the mails to the Tampa Debunter com pany of Tampa, Fla., for conducting a lottery or similar enterprise. Gold Export*. New York, Nov. 11.—W. H. Crossman & Bros, will ship 11,000,000 in gold to Eu rope on the steamship Spree, sailing to morrow. The gold haB been ordered at the sub-treasury. A Greoian Earthquake. London, Nov. 11.—A dispatch from Athens says that a severe shock of earth quake have occurred In the Grecian dis trict of Acarnena. WILL PURVIS_ LIBERATED By a Hundred of His Well-Armed Friends PROVIDED WITH FALSE KEYS His Frierjt^ nd Neighbors Declared He Should ■?" Never Die. TH'o KNEW WHEREOF THEY SPOKE i Notorious White Capper Was Hung Once, but the Hope Came Untied—He Was Sentenced to Death Again Last Week. Purvis, Miss., Nov. 11.—The jail at this place was broken open last night by a mob and Will Purvis, the now thoroughly celebrated White .Cap, was released. About midnight a crowd of 100 or more men, armed with Winchesters, rode bold ly Into town and surrounded the court house and jail. A number of guards were on duty. They were covered by guns and threatened with death If they gave an alarm. While the guards were held at bay by a portion of the mob otherB broke in the heavy doors and unlocked the cell in which Purvis was confined with keys previously provided. How they got them Is not known. Purvis was rUBhed out and Into a buggy that was in readiness and was whirled away out of town at a gallop. The mob r. )ialned behind to pre vent any one following for two hours, when they rode rapidly away. Will Purvis, it will be remembered, Is for the second time under death sentence. A year or more ago he was sentenced to hang for the murder of a W'hite Cap who had squealed on the gang and mounted the scaffold to pay the death penalty be fore thousands of people. The trap was sprung nnd Purvis fell heavily to the ground unharmed, the rope having come untied. On Monday last the supreme court sentenced him to hang again on the 12th of December, but his friends and neigh bors and those who witnessed the former attempt to execute him have declared he should never die on the gallows. The hope Is freely expressed here that he will never be recaptured. BEING TRIED FOR MURDER. Members of the Life Saving Station Are in Trouble. Cape Charles, Va,, Nov. 11.—On October 14 William Bloxom of Cobbs Island Ilfs saving station, accompanied by John Zeimbar, Prank Shields and Pervis Blox om, made an effort to capture a stolen catboat from the Hudson Bros., two noted and desperate river pirates, near Cobbs island. A battle with rifles and shotguns ensued, in which Benjamin Hudson was killed and his brother William fatally; wounded, who died three days afterward. The trial of the Cobbs island people on the charge of murder for killing the Hud son brothers was called at Eastvllie, Va., today, with Judge Gllmor Kendall on the bench, Hon. E. J. Spady and N. H. West oott appearing for the defendants and Commonwealth's Attorney Otto F. Mears for the prosecutton. After a few prelim inary remarks by the attorneys court ad journed until tomorrow. The case will last several days. There are a> number of witnesses to be examined on both sides. Conflicting Opinions. Berlin, Nov. 11.—The Tageblatt, com menting on Lord Salisbury's speech at the lord mayor’s banquet Saturday even ing, says: "Lord Salisbury’s conception of the sit uation Ib satisfactory, but the fact re mains that for a long time to come na tions desiring peace must keep in readi ness for war.” The Duetsche Tarte says the speech con tains many pacifying elements which ought to assist in quieting the existing fears of war. The Vossischezeitung suays: "Lord Salisbury’s speech is free from optimism, but is calculated to raise the deep sunken hopes of a peaceful solution of the confu sion in the east.” The National Zeltung says: "Without any attempt at deception in regard to the dangers of the position, the speech still has a pacifying effect." The Krous Sertung says: "We are glad to hear a reliable expression of the so lidarity of the powers.” Army Transfers. Chicago, 111., Nov. 11.—An afternoon newspaper states that Secretary Lamont has decided to transfer the Fifteenth in fantry from Fort Sheridan to the depart ment of Texas, relieving the Twenty third infantry, Colonel Overshine com manding, which is to go to the depart ment of Columbia, relieving the Four teenth Infantry, Colonel Andrews com manding. The exchange, the paper Bays, has probably been under consideration at Washington for several months, prac tically over the shooting scandals, which have brought odium on the service. Trouble in Arabia. London, Nov. 11.—A dispatch to the Standard from Constantinople, which will be published, says that the sultan continues to be much perturbed by the condition of affairs In Arabia, which is the most vulnerable point in the empire. News has been received of a conflict be tween Turkish troops and Arabs near Zenha, in which thirty men were killed. The last batch of troops sent to Arabia were compelled to debark at Port Said and wait five days, owing to a lack of funds to pay the Suez canal dues. Newspaper Men Bound South. Washington,Nov. 11.—Ninety-one mem bers of the International League of Press clubs, representing newspapers in New Fork, Boston, Buffalo, Harrisburg, Phil adelphia and Pittsburg, on a special Pull man made up at Philadelphia, extended to them by the Pennsylvania and South ern railways, arrived in Washington to night at 10:60 and left an hour later. The party Is en route to the Atlanta exposi tion. Tailors Burned Out. aNi|~ Chicago, Nov. 11.—Rosenbald & Wild, tailors, were burned out tonight. Loss on building, $60,000; Insurance, $35,000. Tenants' losses, $16,000; partially covered by insurance. _ They Oot $20,000. Colorado Springs, Col., Nov. 11.-11:45 p. m.—The Wella-Fargo express office aras held up at 11 p. m. It is reported that the loss Is 120,000.