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• - ' ’ i VOLUME 22: BIRMINGHAM, ALA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1895. NUMBER. 6. HE THOUGHHIA BLUFF But the Sultan of Turkey Knows Better Now. WAITED TOO LONG 10 ACT His Orders to the Provincial Authorities Are Not Heeded. MINISTER TERRELL HAS HIS BACK UP He Informed the Foreign Office That Turkey Would Be Held Responsible if an American’s Hair Should Be Touched. Constantinople, Nov. 14.—Until quite re cently, It Is believed, the porte had no serious notion that the powers would take any action beyond making diplo matic representations, which could be staved off or satisfied with promises. La ter It was found necessary to make a gen uine effort to put an end to the outrages in the disturbed districts, as the powers were becoming imperative In their de mands and promises were no longer available. Accordingly the porte wired the provincial authorities commanding them to see to it that order was restored immediately. There may have been a time when such orders could have been carried into effect, but that period seems to have passed away. Anyway, the in structions sent failed to have the desired effect, for the latest reports from Kur distan show that there is not the slightest abatement of the application of the sword and the torch upon the persons and property of Christians, native and foreign. Fresh massacres are reported to have occurred at Van, but no details have been received. Enough is known, however, to show that the disturbances are spread ing over the entire province, as well as the city of Van, and that the number of victims to the fanatical Turks and fierce Kurds has been very large. A rumor is in circulation here today that Shakir Pa sha, who was appointed imperial high commissioner to enforce the Armenian re forms, has been recalled from Armenia and will be appointed grand vizier. On November 12 Mr. M. A. Jewett, United States consul at Syvas telegraph ed United States Minister Terrell inform ing him that massacres of Christians by Moslemans had begun at that place. As Boon as he received the dispatches Mr. Terrell hastened to the foreign office, where he personally saw Tewfik Pasha, minister of foreign affairs, and demanded that adequate protection be afforded to the United States consulate at Syvas, at thi Same time warning him in the name of the United States that Turkey would be held responsible if even the hair upon the head of an American should be touched. On November 13, Consul Jewett advised Mr. Terrell that there had been a terrible massacre of Christians at Svvas. While the massacre at Marasn was in progress the foreign missionaries were guarded by troops In pursuance of orders received from the porte. The porte has written notes to the six protesting powers In reply to the notes of the latter demanding to know what steps are being taken to restore order In the disturbed districts of Armenia stat ing that 8000 reserves have been ordered to proceed to Armenia at once. The gov ernors of the various provinces, the porte adds, report that the disturbed regions are rapidly becoming tranquil and the * destitute are being housed and fed at the expense of the government. -o MOHAMMEDANS INDIGNANT. The Sultan and His Ministers Are Alarmed at the Situation. Constantinople. Nov. 14.—The massa " cres and pillage throughout Asia Minor absorb the attention of everybody to the exclusion of all other matters. The hor rible state of affairs existing In Armenia is at a high state of discussion in every circle, and disgust and indignation is ex pressed everywhere, even by Mohamme dans, who are not expected to bestow any great degree of sympathy upon Christians. A feeling of disquiet and un certainty prevail throughout the city. The sultan and his ministers are now, without doubt, alarmed at the situation which confronts them. Matters have reached that stage that they are gen uinely fearful that the powers may forci bly Intervene, a movement which would inevitably lead to the extinction of the Turkish empire in Europe. A Decisive Battle Expected. Madrid, Nov. 14— A dispatch from Clenfuegos, Cuba, to the Imparcial says it is reported that Maximo Gomez has abandoned his position at Sigunlca and Is leading the army of 4000 men upon Remedios. A dispatch also says that Gomez is accompanied In his march against Remedios by Maceo at the head of 1800 mounted men. A Corresponden cla's special dispatch from Havana says that the insurgent general, Rlaff, at the head of a band if rebels Is at Sigunlca ■waiting the arrival of Oomez. According to this authority Gen. Martinez Campos at once marched upon Sigunlca and an encounter is expected. It Is asserted that Gomez has changed his tactics in conse quence of the action of the revolutionary assembly in New York urging the rebels in Cuba to fight a decisive battle, In or der to influence the United States to recognize the insurgents as belligerents. Must Care for the Needy. Berlin. Nov. 14.—The Tageblatt asserts that Tewiik Pasha, the Turkish foreign minister, has stated in an interview that the sultan has issued an order decreeing that all persons who have been wounded or deprived of their property through the recent uprisings In Asia Minor shall be clothed, housed and fed at the ex pense of the state until the situation clears up. The order extends to the guilty and Innocent alike. Rough on the Lord Mayor. London, Nov. 14.—At a meeting of the London city corporation today that body, for the first time In Its history, refused, by a considerable majority, to pass the usual vote of thanks to the outgoing lord mayor. The question was debated with much heat, several speakers declar ing that Sir Joseph Renais; the retiring lord mayor, had been a discredit lo the position. Part of the Crew Saved. London, Nov. 14.—The Portuguese bark Josephine, Captain Vel Ho, from Savan nah for Lisbon and Oporto, before re ported foundered at sea, became water logged and on October 13 was struck by a heavy sea and thrown on her beam ends. A number of the crew and the captain's wife and two children were carried overboard and lost. The captain and the remainder of the crew, twelve in number, launched the long boat, in which they embarked, and were subse quently picked up by the British steam er Azov and landed at Fayal on Octo ber 19. ' Austria Bands Warships. Vienna, Nov. 14.—The Fremdenblatt publishes an official confirmation of the statement that upon Austria’s initiative negotiations passing between the powers with the object of forming an agreement that no single power shall undertake anything In the east Independent of others, and that all steps shall be taken jointly after previous agreement. The Austrian government is preparing to send several warships to Levant. A Socialist Imprisoned. Berlin, Nov. 14.—The criminal court at Breslau has sentenced Herr Liebknecht, the socialist leader in the reifchstag, to four months' imprisonment fo*5*'Lese Ma Jeste" in consequence of his speech before the recent socialist congress In Breslau, in which he harshly criticised the em peror. Rioting in Wirges. Berlin. Nov. 14.—A serious riot occurred In Wirges In the Duchy of Nassau yes terday. The opposing parties used re volvers freely, with the result that forty persons were wounded, five fatally. A number of rioters took refuge In the Inn, which their opponents stormed and burn ved. Cholera in Russia. Warsaw, Nov. 14.—Reports have been received here stating that from October 13 to October 26 there were 1490 cases and 616 deaths from cholera in the govern ment at Kieff. It Is rumored that cholera has made its appearance In St. Peters burg. Healy and O’Connor Expelled. Dublin, Nov. 14.—The parliamentary committee of the Irish national party, at a meeting today, passed a resolution by a vote of 33 to 24 expelling Timothy M. Healy and Arthur O'Connor from that (body. Italy’s Fleet Departs. Naples, Nov. 14.—The Italian squadron ordered to co-operate with the British squadron in Turkish waters left here for the east this afternoon. * A SICK HEALER GONE. Great Excitement Prevails Over the Disappea ance of Schlatter, Who Is Wanted as a Witness. Denver, Col., Nov. 14.—The city Is wild over the latest sensation in the Schlatter craze. This morning when a member of the Fox family went to call the healer of the sick for breakfast about 8 o’clock his room was found vacant. He had mysteriously disappeared some time dur ing the night leaving no word behind. Mr. Fox came before the crowd of 3000 people that had been assembling since 3 a. m. and told them the startling news. The crowd was astounded and was disposed at first to disbelieve the story. They then began to discuss the matter. Today Schlatter was to appear before the United States commissioner as wit ness against the "blessed” handkerchief fakirs, and the fear of becoming en tangled in the court proceedings Is prob ably the real reason for the disappear ance of the man. It was observed yesterday that he was growing restless under the Increasing excitement and the-swelling crowd. The craze had gone beyond his power to con trol. and this fact is also believed to have had some influence in sending him away. Later In the morning a note from Schlatter was found reading: "Mr. Fox: My mission is finished. The father takes me away. "F. SCHLATTER.” It is thought the healer is wandering over the hills. It is known that he took no money with him. Thousands of peo ple flocked about the deserted cottage this morning and the condition of the dis appointed sick from a distance is pitiable. The United States court has issued a subpoena for Schlatter’s immediate ap pearance as a defaulting witness. A search Is being made for him without success thus far. Should he be found and Jailed trouble would follow so strong is the public belief In his honesty and sin cerity. _• THE IRON TRADE REVIEW. Cleveland, O., Nov. 14.—The Iron Trade Review says: The anomaly of some phases of the Iron situation is emphasized In the cur rent statistics of stocks and production. The October figures showed, as those of the few preceding months had shown, that production of pig Iron Increased In a marked degree In that month, yet stocks continued to decrease. Coke Iron stocks fell 26,000 tons In October, leaving but 170,000 tons, or less than a week's supply of that Iron on hand—a smaller amount than has been reported at any time since 1888. When it is considered that the furnaces of the country are pro ducing at the yearly rate of nearly 11, 600,000 tons of pig Iron and that at the beginning of the month the consumption was In excess of this rate, the Inherent strength of the situation becomes appa rent in spite of the evidences of weak ness that appear in the limited business of the past few weeks. Returns from the districts producing the bulk of the country's Bessemer Iron shows increas ing production, no stocks on hand and continued weakness in price, though consumption Is at the highest rate yet attained. The valley price of $13.50 has been touched on speculative Bessemer last week._ AN IMPORTANT ELECTION. Upon the Result a Great Deal Hangs in Maryland. Baltimore, Md., Nov. 14.—The death of State Senator Pinkney J. Bennett of Car roll county last night will result In an other hot light between the democrats and republicans Of the state. The con trol of the state senate hinges to some extent upon the result. Prior to Mr. Ben nett's death the senate was composed of fourteen democrats and twelve republi cans. Should the republicans elect Mr. Bennett's successor the senate would be a tie. This would give W. Cabell Bruce, an independent democrat of Baltimore, the balance of power. He Is a very pro nounced anti-Gorman man and will vote with the republicans to confirm Lloyd Lowndes' appointments and for many proposed changes In the registration, election and other laws of the state, which the democrats did not approve. Mr. Bennett’s majority In the election nine days ago was but 47. The special election, therefore, promises to be a very lively affair. , - A GRAND DEMONSTRATION In Honor of the Visitors From Chicago BY THE CHARLESTONIANS - i Every Man, Woman and Child Must Haye Turned Out. A PARADE AND A TRIP ACROSS THE BAY After a Public Reception and Supcor the Visitors Took Their Departure—The Quests and Hosts Were Delight ed With One Another. Charleston,, S. C., Nov. 14.—The dem onstration here today in honor of the Chi cago visitors was the greatest thing of the kind which has ever been seen in Charleston. Business was practically suspended and the people turned out en masse to welcome the visitors. It was estimated that from 60,000 to 70,000 peo pie witnessed the parade. The excursion ists arrived in the city at 6 a. m. in five trains, numbering forty Pullman cars. The official reception took place at 9:30. The reception committee consisted of Mayor John F. Ficken and 100 of the most prominent citizens. General Anderson at the head of de tachments from the Washington Light infantry and German artillery, the Sum ter Guards, the Carolina Rifles, the Irish Volunteers, the Moultera Guards, the German Huzzars and the naval reserve corps, numbering 400 men, acted as es cort to Governor Altgeld. At the depot an address of welcome was made by May or John Ficken. The responses for Chi cago were made by Governor Altgeld and Mayor Swift. , The line of march was then taken up and continued through the city down to the battery, where the military, number ing 1400 men in uniform, passed in review before Governor Altgeld and Mayors Swift and Ficken. The First regiment national guards of Illinois made a splen did impression and were loudly cheered throughout the day. At 1 o'clock the entire party of guests were taken for a trip across the harbor and then through the jetties on a fleet of fine excursion steamers, headed by the Clyde Line ocean steamer Semlole. A handsome lunch was served on board each vessel. The visiting soldiers gave an exhibition drill on the battery at 4:30 and their glee club gave a concert from the balcony of the Charleston hotel «t 7. Early in the night the visitors were ten- ) dered a public reception and supper at ' the Charleston hotel. The visitors left the city tonight at 11 o’clock . The day has witnessed the greatest demonstration which Charleston has ever accorded to a party of strangers, and both guests and hosts appeared to be delighted with one another. AN OUTRAGED HUSBAND. He Shot His Wife and Paramour and Then Shot Himself. Chattanooga, Tenn., Nov. 14.—An out raged husband today made a desperate effort to kill his wife and her paramour, and In the belief that he had succeeded tired the last ball in his revolver in his own head. Will Bridges, the would-be homicide, Is an Intelligent workingman, whose home was made wretched by his wife’s free ways with other men, and especially with Walter Hastings, a young gallant. Meeting the two together on a much frequented street corner, the hus band fired two shots from a bull dog re volver at Hastings. His wife ran between them and his weapon was turned upon her and two shots tired, one striking her In the mouth. Bridges then sent the re maining charge Into his own head, but after entering the skull It glanced up ward and passed out. Neither husband nor wife are dangerously wounded. The Indians Refused. Dennison, Tex., Nov. 14.—A dramatic scene and the turning point In the nego tiations of the Dawes commission took place yesterday In the council chambers at Tuskhoma. There were present the Chickasaw and Choctaw delegations to meet Senator Dawes and the commis sioners. The question was submitted to the Indian delegations and a speedy an swer demanded, whether they would abandon their tribal relations and all other lands. After consulting a moment they replied: "We will never allot our lands or trade away our national exist ence." The Dawes commission then withdrew and will report their mission a failure and ask congress to Intervene. THE LEVEE TROUBLES ENDED After a Long Fight the New Orleans Steve dores and Cotton Screwmen Reach an Agreement. New Orleans, Nov. 14.—The labor troubles affecting the ship traffic of this port may be considered as Anally ended. After about a year’s turmoil the screw men's association have decided to allow members of the association to work for the stevedores. It will be remembered that soon after the riots on the levee last spring, which resulted In a spilt between the screw men and the stevedores, the screwmen organized an association of Its own for the purpose of loading and unloading ships, and at the same time prohibited any of Its members from receiving em ployment from the stevedores. The screwmen's company have been unable to give work to all the screwmen and In consequence a lage number of them were forced to remain Idle or seek employment In other lines of Industry. The screwmen are skilled laborers and the decision they have at last made gives general satisfac tion. All will now be able to go to work at their trade and at the same time end a condition of affairs which was harmful to labor and shipping Interest. Connections Severed. New York, Nov. 14.—President Spencer of the Southern railway has Issued an order directing G. P. Shaw of the Georgia Southern and Florida line to sever con nections with the Macon and Birming ham road, which Is to be sold at a re ceiver's sale November 217. The Macon and Birmingham is left by this order with minimum facilities for doing busi ness. m PENNSYLVANIA'S DAY They Took Charge of the Expo sition Yesterday. CROSSED NO SECTIONAL LINE Said Governor Hastings in His Speech at the Grounds. THE GOVERNOR MADE A FINE IMPRESSION They Were Given a Lunch at the Piedmont Club-OhicfWas Also Well Represent ed on the Grounds-Their Turn Comes Next. Atlanta, Nov. 14.—'The Pennsylvanians had possession of the exposition today. Governor Hastings and staff, the jus tices of the supreme court, the manufac turers’ club of Philadelphia and thd Pittsburg press came in on special trains early this morning. There were 200 in the manufacturers’ club party. During the forenoon the governor and his staff were escorted to the exposition by the Governor’s Horse Guards of Atlanta. The speeches were delivered at Pennsyl vania's handsome building. Judge Green of the supreme court presided. The state school commissioner spoke for Georgia, representing Governor Atkinson. Gov ernor Hastings, in responding, said: "Georgia and Pennsylvania, two great sovereign states, today meet In fraternal association; they offer In friendly ri valry the products of their resources, wealth and development. In our journey here we passed through rich and historic states, but we have crossed no sectional lines." The governor spoke of the great wealth of his state, of her schools and varied in stitutions, and at the pleasure of his peo ple In being represented at the south’s exposition. In concluding the governor said: "They testiry Detter tnan our orieny spoken words of the good will which we bear to the people of Georgia and her sister states of the south. We are but one of that great constellation of four and forty stars which comprise the only Sovemment founded on the rock of free om, blessed with every gift of nature now so prosperous and homogenous. "The starry banner designed, woven and first flung to the breeze In Philadel phia, now floats In peace and glory over an undivided nation. We In Pennsylva nia believe In one flag and one country. We believe in the union of states. We ’believe In a common country, a common flag, a common Americanism, a commu nity Of Interest and patriotism.” His address made a fine Impression on the southerners and he was loudly and frequently applauded. Governor Hastings was followed by Mayor King of Atlanta, Lieutenant Ly ons of Pennsylvania. H. H. Cabanlss of Atlanta and Judge Williams of Pennsyl vania. The Mexican government band gave selections between the speeches. After the speaking the Pennsylvanians were given a luncheon at the Piedmont club. Cleveland’s chamber of commerce held a reception at the Illinois building this afternoon. The building was tendered to the Ohioans by Commissioner Abbott of Illinois. Mayor McKisson of Cleveland, President Day of the chamber of com merce and others made speeches. Ohio was represented by a large delegation and Buckeye badges were conspicuous everywhere on the grounds. Tomorrow the Cleveland party will be entertained by the Wholesale Grocers' association of Atlanta. Governor Atkinson gave a reception to night at the executive mansion to Gov ernor Hastings of Pennsylvania, Govern or Greenhagle of Massachusetts and Gov ernor Lippet of Rhode Island. The International League of Press clubs held a congress in the woman’s building today. Mrs. Loulie M. Gordon, vice-president, was chairman. She In troduced Miss Janey Mulhern Coard of Pittsburg. Addresses were made by Ex President Clarke Howell, Mrs. Joseph Thompson, president of the woman’s board; Mrs. Eley Avery, Cleveland O.; Margherlta Arlina Hamm, Maude An drews Ohl, and two of her poems and a paper from Mrs. E. J. Nicholson of the New Orleans Picayune was read by C. W. Kendrick. Don R. Donan of the Chicago Times-Herald read a poem, and Thomas J. Keenan, founder of the league, made the closing address. Another session will be held tomorrow. The Louisville board of trade excursion reached here today. Tomorrow the Lou isville, Cleveland and Philadelphia com merqial bodies will hold a joint reception (at the exposition. RANDOLPH-LESTER. A Descendant of Thomas Jefferson Takes Unto Himself a Lovely Bride—A Brilliant Social Event. Savannah, Ga., Nov. 14.—Mr. Thomas Jefferson Randolph of Norfolk, Va., and Miss Laura Lester, daughter of Congress naan R. E. Lester of this city, were mar ried tonight at St. John's Episcopal Church. The wedding was a brilliant social event. The church was filled with Mends of the two families some time be fore the hour appointed for the ceremony and many others who could not be admit ted within the church doors stood with out to catch a glimpse of the bride and guoom as they passed from the church Soor to the carriage. The church decora tions were simple, but elegant, consisting Of palms and chrysanthemums. The bri dal party entered the church to the wed ding march from Lohengrin. The ushers were Messrs. J. Randolph Anderson, Trenholm Hopkins, W. Debruyn Kops and W. S. Chisholm. The bridesmaids were Miss Blount of Macon, daughter of Ex-Congressman Blount, and Miss Comer, daughter of President Comer of the Central Railway of Georgia. The groomsmen were Messrs. Garrison Morflt of Baltimore and Gardner Booth of Alex andria. Va. The maid of honor was Miss Baldwin. The groom's best man was his brother, Mr. Hollins Randolph. The wedding costumes were simple and handsome. The bride wore heavy white satin and carried a large bouquet of Ill lies of the valley. The maid of honor wore white brocade and tulle. The bridesmaids were attired in green bro cade and tulle and cart led bouquets of white roses tied with white ribbons. After the ceremony there was a recep tion at the residence of Colonel and Mrs. Lester. The room In which the bride re ceived was handsomely decorated with white flowers and palms, and the deco rations of the second parlor, besides palms, were In yellow. Among’ the vis iting guests were Judge and Mrs. Fish and Miss Fish of Amertcus, relatives of the bride’s family. The groom belongs to the Randolph family of Albemarle county, Virginia, and Is a descendant of Thomas Jefferson. He now lives in Norfolk, where, as a law yer, he has a large and successful prac tice. Mr. and Mrs. Randolph will reside in Norfolk, Va. Fighting for the Prisoners. Richmond, Va., Nov. 14.—In the court of appeals here today Hon. W. H. Mann presented an application from Sheriff M. C. Cardoza of Lunenburg for a writ of mandamus to compel 'City Sergeant Epps to deliver to him Solomon Marable, Mary Abernaly and Pokey Banes. President Keith asked the judge when the writ is to be made returnable. The judge replied that almost any day wouuld suit him and Monday was suggested. Attorney-General Scott said he could not be here on that date. What the court will have to decide If ‘ whether or not the city sergeant has th - right to withhold the prisoners from th c; sheriff. If the decision Is in favor of the sheriff Mr. Cardoza will take possession of them at once and it Is presumed that the governor will order the military to accompany the convicts to the Lunen burg court. A SILVER CONFERENCE Called by Hon. James H. Head to Meet in Nashville. Nashville, Term., Nov. 14.—Hon. James H. Head has issued a call fur a confer ence of the silver democrats of Tennessee to meet in Nashville on the 16th, for the purpose of organization. Head is a prominent lawyer and capitalist. He was formerly owner and editor of the Nash ville American. He is a member of the national committee appointed at the Washington silver meeting. Presidential Appointments. Washington, Nov. 14.—The president today made the following appointments: Charles Ritchie Simpkins of Massachu setts, to be secretary of the United States legation to Chill; Owing McGarr of Ten nessee, consul at Cienfugios, Cuba; Al bert E. Morgan of Louisiana, consul at Belize, British Honduras; Frank L>. Hill of Minnesota, consul at LaOuayrla, Ven ezuela, and Andrew F. Fay of Illinois, consul at Denla, Spain. BASEBALL MAGNATES Elect Officers and Transact Much Important Business—Sunday Ball Advocates Car ry Their Point. New York, Nov. 14.—The annual fall meeting of the National Baseball league was concluded tonight at the Fifth Ave nue hotel, after a session, which, with the Intermissions, lasted from 12 till 7 p. m. All the delegates were in attend ance, and with one or two exceptions the meeting wai very harmonious. Pnsident John T. Brusn of Cincinnati and President Andrew Freedman of New York fired some hot shots at one another during the day over the exchange of Doyle of New York for Gleason of Bal timore. Brush thought he had an option on Doyle In exchange for Latham. The most Important move taken by the league was the abolition of the fine sys tem. For the future offending players will be expelled from the game after one warning In trivial cases and without notice In glaring offenses. The umpires, Hurst, Emslle and Keefe, gave evidence before the meeting as to their treatment by objecting players on last and previous seasons. ny tne unanimous vote or the league the secretary was directed to accept the Harry Wright relics and to have a list of the same drawn up and presented at the next spring meeting. A committee consisting of Messrs. Brush of Cincinnati., Hart of Chicago and Rogers of Philadelphia, was appoint ed to arrange for a day In the spring to be called "Harry Wright day” and to be uniformly set apart In all the cities of the league, on which a game Is to be play ed and the proceeds thereof to be devoted to the erection of a monument to the vet eran umpire. A long and highly compli mentary eulogtum to the deceased was inserted on the minutes and the secretary wa9 ordered to have a copy enrolled and framed and to present the same to the family of the late ohlef umpire. The double umpire question went over to the spring meeting. The president and secretary, Nick Young, was elected last year for a term of three years. The na tional board was Increased by the election of another member. Johu T. Brush, while Messra Byrne of Brooklyn, President Nick Young and Soden of Boston were re elected. Tbe board of directors was elected as follows: Von der Horst, Baltimore; Soden, Bos ton; Wagner, Washington; Hart, Chi cago; Stuckey, Louisville and Kerr Pitts burg. The board as constituted has three delegates from the east and three from the west. The playing rules committee was ap pointed by the president, and is made up of President Reach of Philadelphia, Chris Von der Ahe of St. Louis and President Hanlon of Baltimore. With regard to the Sunday ball ques tion the advocates of playing on the Sabbath won their end, and Sunday ball will be played In the west. The president will direct the schedule committee to ar range a schedule for the coming season, so far as practicable, so that the club desirous of playing ball on Sunday shall be scheduled for the first day of the week In order not to conflict with clubs not playing on Sundays. The league then adjourned until February 24, 1S&6. NOT YELLOW FEVER. The Eagbsh Medical Officials Correct an In jurious Report. New Castle, Nov. 14.—The medical of ficer here declares that the eleven sick men belonging to the crew of the Norwe gian ship Mlndert, from Mobile to West Hartlepool, which was towed Into the Tyne owing to the fact that she tvas so short handed that she could not be navi gated properly, are not suffering from yellow fever as was reported, but from malarial fever due to the marshes near where the ship was moored In Mobile. The condition of two of the crew Is se rious. The others are recovering. To Guard tbe Cuban Coast. Havana, Nov. 14.—The British steamer Cotehele has arrived here from Southampton, bringing four small gun boats. Four boats were previously re ceived from England and two from Spain. Twelve more are Expected from Spifln and England, which, when they ar rive. will make a total number of fifty two gunboats In service for coast vigi lance, together with seven cruisers. vDeith of Governor Matthews’ Son. Atlanta. Ga., Nov. 14.—Renick S. Mat thews, son of Governor Claude Matthews of Indiana, died here today. His father Is on the way here. Young Matthews had been sick for several weeks. DEPENDING ONTHE POWERS Why No More Vessels Have Been Sent to Turkey. BIRMINGHAM WAS HONORED By tlr flection of Dr. Davis as Secretary of . the Gynecologists. • V _ ‘ 3 i o KATAHDIN MAY YET BE ACCEPTED 2? g armaster-General Wilson Is Alter For eign Lottery Concerns—Captain How gate Must Serve Eight Years Imprisonment. Washington, Nov. 14.—It fs learned to day that the reason why this government has not sent more vessels to the Syrian coast is that it depnds on the assistance of Great Britain, France and other Chris tian countriesinprotecting American mis sionaries and other citizens of the United State's In the sultan's possession. The well-known policy of the United States to avoid foreign alliances precludes the idea that there is a formal agreement be tween this government and the European nations, but an understanding has prob ably been reached that will permit Amer ican representatives in Turkey to call on the commanders of foreign vessels for cur. This has been done In similar In stances, particularly where no American naval vessel was available. If the rioting is renewed and the many Armenians who are citizens of the United States are placed in danger of life and limb, it fs likely that the navy department will or der other vessels to augment the naval force of this country assigned to the Sy rian coast, which consists of the flagship San Frisco and the cruiser Marblehead. There is some hesitancy, however, about taking this course because no vessels ars available for making a quick passage to the scene of trouble. It will take at least three weeks for any vessel on the China station to proceed to Turkish ter ritory, and nearly, If not quite, that length for a ship or ships to proceed from; this country. The reports of the chiefs of the naval bureaus of construction and steam engi neering concerning the failure of the rami Katahdin to make the speed required bv the contract with the navy department have been made to the secretary of the navy. It Is understood that they recom mend that the vessel be accepted by thd government despite the requiremnt that If the vessel failed to develop an average of seventeen knots per hour during her trial run she should stand rejected. The ground for the recommendation Is that the arbitrary contract requirement was not made under a provision of law but at the volition of the secretary of thd navy, and that therefore the secretary, is not bound to compel adherence to the letter of the contract, hut may modify it as he pleased. In addition to this It IS urged that the provision for the rejection of the Katahdin, if she failed to develop a certain speed, had not incorporated in contracts for other vessehs, and it is said that the chiefs of the construction and steam engineering bureaus think that the Katahdin could be accepted without in jury to the government at a reduction from the agreed price proportionate to the falling off in the required speed. The Southern Surgical and Gynecologi cal association closed Its three days' ses sion in this city by electing a new list of officers for the coming year, as follows: Ernest F. Lewis of New Orleans, pres ident; Joseph Tabor Johnson of Wash ington, D. C., first vice-president; Rich ard Douglass of Nashville, Tenn., second vice-president; -Dr. Cartledge of Louis ville, Ky., treasurer, and William B. Da vis of Birmingham, Ala,, seoretary. Geo. J. Engleman of St. Louis was elected to succeed himself In the council. Nash ville, Tenn., was chosen as the place of meeting next year. An Interesting feature of today’s ses sion was the presentation of a gavel made from the operating table of J. Marion ISims of New York by his son, Dr. Harry Marlon Sims. The afternoon session was abandoned, owing to the desire of the members to leave the city at ar, early hour. Secretary Davis says the session Just ended was one of the most successful in the history of the association and that It was largely attended. Postmaster-General Wilson has issued a general order to postmasters through out the United States In reference to the various foreign lottery companies whose matter Is transmitted through the United States malls. He says It has been made to appear to him through satisfactory evidence that the Honduras National Lottery company, Paul Conrad, presi dent, and a number of other lottery com panies In Mexico, Canada, San Domingo and San Francisco are engaged In con ducting lotteries or similar enterprises through the malls In violation of the anti-lottery law of the United States. He forbids postmasters to pay any money orders drawn to any of the parties named, and directs that the remitter be so informed. He further directs that any mail received by postmasters from these parties sent to the office of mailing to be delivered to the senders marked fraudulent. If the name of the sender cannot be ascertained the matter shall be sent to the dead letter office marked fraudulent. The district court or appeals today, in an opinion delivered by Mr. Justice Mor ris, sustained the verdict of the criminal court In the case of Capt. H. W. How gate, the former disbursing officer of tha sigpal service. The criminal court fixed hie term oflmprlsonment at eight years. Captain Howgate Is now In tbe custody of the marshal of the district. He can carry his case no further, unless his at torneys should discover some constitu tional question not now apparent, upon which they can ask a decision of the su preme court of the United States. Colonel Worthington, counsel for Cap tain Howgate, says the last act has been performed so far as the courts are con cerned and nothing can Intervene but ex ecutive clemency to prevent Howgate serving his time In the Albany peniten tiary. The prisoner was removed to the district Jail, where he will remain a few days to permit him to close Up bin busi ness affairs prior to his removal to Al bany to begin serving his sentence. Postmaster-General Wilson has denied the privileges of the mail to an unau thorised concern calling itself "The Ex position Information Bureau of Atlanta, Ga." It Issued a pamphlet purporting to give information to visitors to the ex position, hut which the postofflce author ities construed as being Intended for fraudulent purposes.