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' VOLUME 22:
The Supreme Court Settles a
Homestead Case
Caesar Celso Moreno Will Spend Ninety Days
in Jail
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
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. ___
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
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.
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
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.
Who Cannot Find Solace in
Tuesday’s Returns.
And His Advisers Have No Cause to
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
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.
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
The Kurds Are Growing More
Daring and Rebellious.
The Powers Are Insisting That Their Demands
Be Carried Out.
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
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
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.
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
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
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 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.
By a Hundred of His Well-Armed
His Frierjt^ nd Neighbors Declared He Should
■?" Never Die.
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
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.
Members of the Life Saving Station Are in
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
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
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.

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