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The Ex President Passes Aim
Peaceful at His Home
Hit Wife and Itclntivcs at Hi
JJctl itle When the End Came
HIh Son IltifcHcII mill HI Brother I n
nlile lee Itcncli IiiilIniinpeiltM in
Time At leleiiprenel MiMiriilllfir I It
Cit IUh Lone nntl Iwcful Career
INDIANAPOLIS March 13 Ex-President
Benjamin Harrison passed awaj
peaceful at a quarter to 5 oclock this
afternoon surrounded bj the Immediate
members of the famil and the phvsiclans
who have been In constant attendarcc on
him since Monda evening
Those present In the room at the time
were Sirs Harrison the daughter Eliza
beth the generals two sisters Mrs Eliz
abeth Eaton of Cincinnati and Mr Mor
rison of Indianapolis e Attorne Gen
eral Miller and his wife and two or three
other friends
John Scott Harrison a brother whoso
home Is in Kansas Cltj and the generals
son Col Russell Harrison did not reach
the clt until after his death In the
rooms below were a number of friends
and nelghtors
General Harrisons illness dates from
Thursdaj last He had been suffering
from a sev ere cold for more than a w eek
hut had partially recovered and was ex
periencing no inconemence from his ail
ment On Wednesday he came downtown
in a closed carriage and left it only a few
minutes at the bank
At breakfast Thursday morning he was
seized with a slight chill but even this
was not regarded as indicating a serious
condition though a phslclan was called
and simple remedies were prescribed
Later in the day howeer the sjmptoms
dev eloped intg a marked case of the grip
and hi wis compelled to take to his bed
Following this sjmptoms of pneumonia
appeared in a hepatized condition of the
apex of the left lung attended 1y some
difficult in breathing an increasing tem
perature and a weak and at times v erj
rapid pulse The attending phsician
recognized these as dangerous sjmptoms
and from the moment that hepatization
began he foresaw that the general owing
to his adanced age and the slightly en
feebled condition of his phjslcal and
nervous sj stems was in a vcr serious if
not critical condition
All effortB to overcome the inflamma
tory conditions were futile and it rajjldly
extended to other parts of the lung and
in twenty four hours that member was
nearly entire Involved Acute pneumonia
was the result and with this stage came
the knowledge that recover was exceed
ingly doubtful His physicians since
Tuesday morning hae not looked for
ward to his recover
The bulletins glen out from the resi
dence have at all times been very con
servative and eerjthing possible has
leen done to cheer the members of the
family and an effort was made to en
courage his wife and his friends But
since Tuesdij morning it was onlj the
wonderful vitality of the general that sus
tained life and delajed the end until this
Tor hours before death while he was
not conscious of any suffering it was ap
parent that eery breath came with a
tremendous strain It is said that nearl
WO gallons of pure ox gen were forced
Into his lungs in the last thlrte slx hours
Prior to Tuesday noon ttlmulants had
been applied both inward and cxternnl
ly but the depression which ri suited from
these became more and more rj irked as
the disease advanced and they had to be
abandoned and the use of oxgeu ilone
As Tuesday marked the turning point In
his disease so it was the time from which
evidences of consciousness began to dis
appear Since that time there were few
lucid lnunals nnd It is doubtful with
the single exception of Tuesday after
noon when his little girl was taken to
his bedside and he recognized her for n
rsoment if he was conscious of his sur
The last words lie spoke were to Mrs
Harrison and in answtr to n question
but his voice wac then almot Inaudible
and his manner indicated that it required
a concentration of effort to grasp the Im
port of- his wifes meaning His mind
vf I nKr f v 1
dajs the thoughts of the people had been
directed toward his sick room and when
the news of his death first reached the
street this evening although not un
expected a pall of gloom Immediately
overspread the citv and the news was
convejed from mouth to mouth and
among all classes it was admitted that
great loss had been experienced the
people The fire bells were tolled and the
Hags of the State capitol and other build
ings were placed at lulf mast
No final arrangements have been made
as jet for the burial but the body will
lie in state in the capitol on Sat
urday and will be buried in Crown
Hill Cemetery on The gen
erals grave will be close to th it
of his fir t wife It Is not known
what public officials will be present
at the funeral but it is assumed that
many of the Senators who served with
him In the upper branch of Congress and
the surviving members of his Cabinet
will be present Whether President Mc
Kinlej will come is not known
Benjamin Harrison twent -third Presi
dent of the United States was born at
North Bend Ohio August 3V 1S33 His
father John Scott Harrison vas the third
son of Gen ilil im Henrj Harrison ninth
President of the United States who was
the third and ounget on of Benja
min Harrison a signer of the Decla
ration Of lndenpml no from
John Scott Harrison was twice married
his second wife being Elizabeth daughter
i jwiiuuaiu jrwjn en Pa
Benjamin was the second i un of this
marriage HI parents were determined
upon Hi eduratlon of their children and
earl in childhood Benjamin was placed
under private instruction at home In
ISfi hi and his elder brother were sent
to a school on what was known as Col
lege Hill a few miles from Cincinnati
Alter remaining there two vears he en
tered the Junior class at Miami Unlverei
t In Oxford Ohio where he was grad
uated in 1S52 He was married October
JO Pt1 to Caroline Scott daughter of
Dr John VV hentt who was then presi
dent or the Oxford Female Seminary
from which Mrs Harrison was graduated
In imi After studying law- unaer Storer
and Gwynne in Cincinnati he was ad
mitted to the bar In HM nnd began the
practice of his profession at Indianapolis
which remained his home until the time
of his death
Mr Harrison on his arrival at Indian
apolis was given desk room In the otlicc
of John H Rhea clerk of the United
States District Court Soon after he was
appointed crier of the Federal court at
a salar of iS0 per da This was the
i1 ne er earned Jonath in
Gordon one of the leaders of the In
dianapolis bar called joung Harrison to
his assistance In Hie prosecution of a
criminal charged with burglary and n
trusted to him the plea for the State The
oung lawjcr hid taken ample notes of
the evidence hut the cns riti
night and the courthouse being but dimly
lighted by tallow candles he was unable
to read them when he arose to address
the court and Jur I alng them aside
he depended cntircl mwn his memor
and he found It perfect Best of all lie
discovered he could think and speak on
his feet coherently He made an eloquent
plin produced a marked impression and
won the case Since then he had alwajs
hem an impiomptu speaker
Forming a partnership with llliam
Wallace in tin- practice of law Mr Har
rison prepared dteds gave advice made
collections tried casts before Justices of
wandered frequently to the stirring peare appeared In the probate courts
ccnes through he had nni t mctlmr tne circuit court in
he spoke of events connected with the
history of his country in which h plaed
to conspicuous a part as the Chief Magis
trate of the nation
But his mind seemed more to be occu
pied with thoughts of the Boer war than
nnj thing ilse And it was manifest that
the struggle of the South African people
had made a deeo Impression on him and
had awakened his sjmpalhles
Mr Harrison made a heroic struggle for
life but from the beginning of his Illness
the odds were grcatl against him though
this was not appreciated fully neither by
his friends nor his phjMclans till the dis
ease had taken a firm hold upon him
He was in his sixty ninth ear and had
followed sedentary pursuits throughout
his entire life since his return from the
Adlrondatks in the fall he had taken vtry
little out i - exercise Occasionally he
would b n taking a k In the early
morning in the afternoon with Mrs
Fnl TrnliiN 4 lIufTnlo
Mil Prima It unln Itullroml
CouiTctncinir Mirch It two la it uircu traln
felly to Hondo
IM Mr Wall ice became the clerk of the
coun oi -Marion v ounty unci the lirm wus
changed to Harrison nnd Fishbaek which
was terminated b the entr nftlie sen
ior partner Into the army In 1M2 In ISM
Mr Harrison was chosen reporter of the
bupreme Court of Indiana on the Repub
lican ticket by a majority of 3cs This
was his ilmt active
appcarunce In the po
litical Held
When the civil war began he assisted
in raising the Seventieth Indiana Itegl
mtnt of Volunteers and beenmo a second
lieutenant In It although Governor Mor
ton tendered him its command the Gov
ernor apiKiintlng a deputy reporter for
the Supreme Court In the ensuing au
tumn the Democratic State Convention
considering Mr Harrisons position as a
civil ofllcer vacated by his military ap
pointment nominated and elected a suc
cessor although Mr lltrrlsons term as
reporter had not expired This view was
sustained by the State Supreme Court
but In lbCi while he was In the army
having meanwhile been promoted Colo
nel Harrison wns re elected to the position
of Supreme Court reporter by an over
whelming majority
When he returned to Indianapolis after
the war Mr Harrison became a member
the law ilrm of Porter Harrison H
Ilshback which after subsequent
changes became that or Harrison Miller
d Elam Ills biographer holds tint lie
fore his election to the Presldencj ho had
worked his way to the head of the In
diana bar
Ills military recorel can bo succinctly
stated When Gen D C Buell was
ordered in ISCt to march the Army of the
WAsnixc JTOX TirrnsDAT arAiicn
Harrison or little Elizabeth or with both
but these walks were rarel protracted
bejond a few minutes and Immediately on
his return to his library he became wholly
absorbed In work
It is said that he had three very impor
tant cases pending in the State courts and
the United States Supreme Court and that
he expected to go to Washington in the
course of two or three weeks to attend to
one of these cases Even when suffering
from a cold ten dajs ago he devoted his
time asBlduouslj to this work
Dr Jameson admitted several times dur
ing his attendance on the general that
his exhausted condition was one of the
worst factors which appeared In the case
The announcement of tho general s
death caused a profound impression
throughout his home city Fcr several
Ohio to Chattanooga he followed direc
tions given him to go by the line of the
Memphis and Charleston Itallroad from
Corinth Miss to Decatur Ala repair
Ins It as he went It resulted that Bragg
the Confederate general was able to put
him upon the defensive and indeed to
begin a race northwnrd on parallel lines
in the course of which Buell was taxeil
to save Hrst Nashville Tenn and then
Louisville Kv The news spre ad through
out Ohio and Indiana that the Confeder
ates were In force with the advantage
or an interior line for their operations
It was In this season of apprehension
that the Seventieth Indiana went to the
field with Harrison as its colonel their
objective point beng Bowling Green K
It was brigaded with the Sev entj -ninth
Ohio and the lCCd Will and 139th Illinois
regiments under Brigadier Gneral Ward
of Kenttickv nnd this organization was
kent unchangeel until the close of the war
Colonel Harrison had the right of the bri
gade and his command was occupied at
lirbt in guarding railroads and hunting
guerrillas his energies being largelv spent
in drilling his men He was extremely
sjHtematic and painstaking his theory
being that ever day In camp should be
a preparation for that other da nlwas
to be kept in a soldiers mind the day of
When General Rosecrans set out for
Chattanooga General Ward was sent on
elut to Nashv illc and on January 3 lE6t
hi command was called to the front
Colonel Harrison being placed In com
mind or the brigade Iater this brigade
became the First Brigade of the Third
Division of the Twentieth Corps
under Fighting Joe Hooker General
AVarel resumed its command and Colonel
Harrison again took command of the
Seventieth Indiana The campaign under
General Sherman uron which his regi
ment with its associate forces was en
tered was directed against the armv of
Gen Joseph E Johnston and not against
an particular place In the Federal ad
vance one of the severest actions was
feiught at ResaeH Ga May 14 15 1K6I
Here Colonel Harrison was among the
nrst if not the first to cross the parapet
in storming the Southern redoubt From
that place southward ever daj brought
a collision of some sort with the enemj
at ever halt breastworks were built At
New Hope Church Ala ami at Golgotha
Church Kenesaw Mountain and Peacli
Tree Creek Ga the regiment and Its
leader mw sharp lighting that at Besaca
being in Colonel Harrison s opinion the
heaviest he was ever subjected to
When the Peach Tree Creek fight was
over General Hooker wrote as follows to
Washington 1 C My attention was
first attracted to this voting officer b the
superior excellence of his brigade In elisci
pllne and instruction the result of his
labor skill and devotion With more
foieslght thin 1 lue witnesses in an
ofllcer of his experience he seemed to act
upon the principle that success depended
upon the thorough preparation in disci
pline and esprit of his command for con
flict more than on an influence that
could be exerted on the Held itself and
when collision came his command vindi
cated his wisdom ns much as his valor
In all of the achievements of the Twen
tieth Corps In th it campaign Colonel
Harrit on bore a conspicuous part
When Atlanta Ga was taken b Sher
man September 2 l4 Colonel Harrison
recelveel his iirst furlough to visit home
being assigned to special duty in a rs
tcmatlc canvnss of the State to recruit
for the forces in the Held Returning to
Chattanooga and then to Nashville Tenn
he was placed In command of a provis
ional brigade held in reserve at that bat
tle December 15 16 1MJO and was but
little engaged When the fight was over
he was sent in parsult of the beaten Con
felerate Hood ltecalleel from the
sult Harrison was next ordered to report
to General Sherman at bavannah Ga
While passing through New York he
succumbed to an attack of scarlet fever
but In n few weeks was able to proceed
on his a
Joining Sherman at Geildsboro N C
he resumetl command of his old brigade
anil at the close of the war went to
Washington D C to take part in the
grand arm review after which he was
dul mustereel out June S 1S05 not how
ever until he had received a brevet as
brigadier general slgneel by Abnihvm
Lincoln ana countersigned b E M
Stantem the Secretnr of War d iteel
March 3i 1M5 stating tint it was given
feir ablllt and manifest energ and
gallantry In command of the brigade
Re turning to Indl mipolls he resumed
his duties as the reporter or the Supreme
Court but In 1SS7 he declined a renomi
nation anel recommeneeel his law practice
In 1S68 and 172 he took pirt in the Presi
dential campaigns in support of Generil
Grant traveling eiver Indiana and speak
ing to large audiences in 1S7C he at Hrst
declined a nomination for Governor on
the Republican ticket consenting to run
onl after the regular nominee had with
drawn He received almost 2000 more
votes than his ansoeiates on the ticket
hut was nevertheless beaten
In 10 as chairman of the India la
delegation in the Republican National
Convention he cast nearly the entire
vote of the State for Jumes A Garfield
for President President Garlleld orfird
him a place in his Cabinet but he de
cllnesl it preferring the United States
Senatnrshtp frerni Indiina to which he
had Just been chosen and which he held
from ISM to 1SS7 In the Senate he ail
vocatesl the tnrlff views of his party
opposed President Cleveland s vetoes ef
pension bills urged a reconstruction ami
upbuilding of the navy nnd labored and
votcel for civil service reform
He was to the Repub
lican National Convention in 1SSI On
June 15 1SS lie was nominated on the
eighth nnd Hnul ballot he received Sit
votes to US for John Sherman 100 for
itiihPLlI A Alger 9 for W Q Grcsham
6 for J G Blaine- nnd 4 for William Mc
Kinlo as the candidate of tho party fer
Prcslelent The nomluntlou was maele
unanimous a id in November he was
elected receiving 233 votes In the elec
tejrnl college to 10X ror Grover Cleveland
When President Harrison liegan his Ad
ministration he was confronted b the
controversy ueiween England and the
United Statea in reference to the killing
of seal In the Retiring Sea The United
States Government claimed that under
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Illeloil Trlln
purine the blood flic errat prin
Irollllneiit Rebels Cnntnrcil Iij
lmcricniiH In Mlntlnnno
MANILA March 13 The Tw cnt -eighth
and Twent nlnth regjments have arrived
from the south
On March 3 Major Tnggart surprised
an insurgent force under General Cavls
tanos in Mindanao after the latter had
unsuccessfully negotiated with General
KoLbe Military Governor of that island
it Cagaan Several prominent rebels
were captured
Pa master Pickett with 100000 In gold
guarded by a small escort na attacked
at the head or ti 2 Ccavan valley jester
day Clerk Olive was wounded
General Trias has entered into further
negotiations with the military commander
at San rernando de Malabon He recom
menced his overtures on Sunday
On Saturday and Suneeiy a 80S of the
residents of the Flrt district of North
Luzon took the oath of allegiance A
branch of the FederrJ party has been es
tablished at Los llanos and jesterday 4U0
of the residents swore allegiance to the
United States
The natives emplojed on the Manila
Dagupan Hallway have gone on a strike
Americans are operating the road Tho
line is guarded by troops
In an encounter between tho Second In
fantry and a rebel force In Marinduque
on March 3 three Americans were wound
Aril vc Ilglilliig Against Hip Plague
In Cnuc Tovtii
CAPE TOWN March 13 The city is
being rapid cleared of natives A thou
sand of them were removed to Ultvlugt
toda The total number of plague cases
Is 137 A number of suspects are under
Thus far there havebeen 613 of these
cases Hitherto the outbreak has been
exceptionally mild but Dr Gregory thinks
that the disease will Increase In virulence
and then subside About 350 men are em
plojed In cleaning buildings
The Kaffirs having decided to hold an
Immense meeting tomorrow to organize a
general strike the Government has Issued
a proclamation prohibiting the public
meeting of more than twcnt flve persons
The sae of liquor to aboriginals through
out tho peninsula is also prohibited
Ample Prov Iielon for
VliIor In the Document
LONDON March 13 Under the will of
Sir Trancis Cook husband of Tennle C
Clailln the widow receives J230u0 out
right the use for twelve months of
Doughty House HIchmond nnd the art
collections therein and a life income
of JS00
There Is also ample precision made for
her in other was not specifically stated
In the vvUI The collection of pictures
owned by Sir Trancis is bequeatheel to his
eldest son Francis by his first wife the
mosaic marble busts and tapestry to his
son Sir Frederick and theygems Jewelry
armor enamels ivories missals and
bronzes to his son Windham Francis
There are no charitablo jK quests
ALEXANDRIA Va March I3 Todajs
session of the Alexandria County Court
Judge J M Love presiding wns taken
up with the hearing of condemnation pro
ceedings in the case of the Old Dominion
and Fails Church Electric Railroad
against the heirs of the old Dawson es
tate In that count The railroad com
pany wants to run its line through the
estate The railroad company Is repre
sented b It Walton Moore L ialrfax
and the heirs of the Dawson estate by
John M Johnston of this city The
matter has been in legal controversy for
some time The roaJ is to extend from
the south end of the Aqueduct Bridge and
connect with Talrfax Courthouse and
Falls Church Work on the road has al
ready been commenced
The remains of Miss ifattle Beattie
daughter of Capt Fountalne Beattie of
Fairfax County have been taken to her
late home and prepared for burial The
funeral arrangements have not et teen
made Miss Beattie waa about twent
flve cnrs of age and dletl nt the Garlleld
Hospital In Warhingtoar last night
The funeral of Miss Effle Mansleld
voungest daughter of J in Manslield of
this city whose death occurred In Elmira
N Y on Tuesdi last will take place
from the First Baptist Church tomorrow
afternoon at 3 o clock Miss Mnnslehl
formerly residcel In this City
Tlie funeral of Mrs Margaret A Har
mon whose deatlr occurred on Monday
last will take place tomorrow morning
from the residence of her daughter Mrs
Walter Roberts ooo Duke Street at 11
oclock The interment will be private
The Clt Democratic Committee will
hold a meeting tomorrow night when ar
rangements will be made for the holding
of the Democratic primary
Announcement has Just been made of
the marrlige of John Iliciard Harlow of
this city to Miss Marie Louise Everett
daughter of Mr and Mrs J Samuel Ev
erett of Washington Tho ceremony oc
curred in this clt Februar 11 anel was
performed b the Rev II J Cutler of
St Mans Catholic Church
Fred Cllne of Fairfax County was hurt
in this citj jesterda bv a horse falling
on him in a stable Cllne was taken to
the Inllrmar for treatrient
Some excitement was caused on one of
the southbound electric trains over the
Washington Alexandria and Mount Ver
non Electric Railroad last niht by a light
between a number of soldiers No one
was hurt
Mrs William L Mullen of 111 North
Pitt Street fell elown a Klgnt of steps
at the residence of her daughter Mrs
William L Merchant corner Pitt and
King Streets this afternoon and was
painfully cut ami bruised about the head
and bod She was carrieel to her home
and Drs McGuire and Millqr called
R Walton Moore of Fairfax has been
re elected ntleirne for tho Corporation of
Falls Church for the present ear
The Rev R It Williams rector of
Trinlt Church Washington will tomor
row night deliver a sermon at Christ
Episcopil Chureli
The olel Alexandria County courthouse
anil land adjoining in North Columbus
Street will I e offered for sale at public
auction tomorrow afternoon at 3o clock
At a meeting of the Alexandrfi Council
Rojal Arcanum held last night ono
member was lnltiate d and one application
for membership wan received
The Ilev G Dawnport rector of
Emmanuel Church An cusfl i delivered
an interesting sermon before a large au
dlente at Grace Episcopal Church tonight
Friendship Council No 1 Junior Or
dir of Initeel American Mechanics of
Washington accompanied b delegations
from other councils in that clt to
night p tlil n fraternal visit to James W
Jackson Council of this clt
1 he Rev J A Jeffers pastor of Trin
lt Methodist Episcopal Church of this
cltv will attend the Virginia Methodist
1plFCopal Conference which convenes in
Ronceverte W Va tomorrow
Double Ditil Flint Trnln Service to
llliirnlet v In 1cnns Ivnnln llnllreiml
Ile Klmung llareli 18 Ii ariiKJ Wjslnncton 7
in and 7 15 p lujr Jain arnrinj Iluffalo 8
p m anil 73o a m dally Pullman parlor tars
dining car and e oaeliea en il t express llillinin
buffet nils ping ears on lifglit express tliroujh
toliil vestibule train
Fafes in fire and burglar proe I vaults for rent
fJ ear up I nlcn Trust Storage Co 1IH 1 St
A JapaneM Diplomat Declares the
Situation Critical
Lnlcss the Islnnil Umpire Receive n
Ceitiiiiensnlleiit fur Vlnnelitirln n
CIllsli In Ilkel to Follow Populnr
lVellnjr lny Force the MlUndo
LONDON March II The Dally News
declares that owing to the Manchurlan
convention the relations between Russia
and Japan have become very strained and
that war seems not only possible but
probable The paper prints an interview
with a distinguished Japanese diplomat
uBs Is represented as salng
Unless Russia makes some material
concession to Japan and that at once I
am afraid it will be Impossible to nvolrt
war The feeling in Japnn is high and a
vast majority of the public Is eager for
war unless Russia comes forward with
some proposition which will be acceptable
to Japan and which will satisf her feel
ings of honor In the matter
If Russia has Manchuria Japanese
sentiment demands compensation of a
substanl character With Manchuria
in her grasp Russia is a constant menace
to Korea the independence of which If
not Its actual possession Is vital to Ja
The diplomat referred to the Russo
Japanese treaty providing for the Inde
pendence of Korea sajlng that Japan was
most willing to abide by it He added
But Russia What trust can be placeel
in this shameless breaker of promises as
surances and treaties this sinister maker
of secret conventions conceltled under a
smiling onlcal mask of unmitigated
falseness7 She turns that onlcal mask
to all the world
He attributed the hostile feeling In Ja
pan to the populace He said that Mar
quis Ito the Prime Minister would un
doubtedly do all he could to prevent war
The Emperor is a lover of peace uut
populnr pressure might be too strong The
Japanese chauv enists are anxious for
war now that the Japanese lleet is far
stronger than Russias in the Tar East
The News does not reveal the identi
ty of the diplomat but as the Interview
took place vesterday apparently in Lon
don and as Baron Hashi the Japanese
Minister can easily be interviewed on
most subjects the probabilities point to
A neportcel IIlliiKiiewH tei Review
the Mitnchurlnii Trenty
PEKIN March 13 It Is now reported
that one or the Cabinet Ministers at
Slngan ru haa telegraphed to the Chinese
plenipotentiaries here Informing them
that Information has reacheel Slngan fu
to the effect that the Russian Govern
ment is ready to reconsider some points
of the Manchurlan agreement It Is im
possible to veriry the accuracy of the
A well informeel roreigner declares that
the early signing of the agreement Is In
evitable despite the fnct that LI Hung
Chang and Prince Chlng nre protesting
against it nnd at present decline to affix
their signatures
Edicts have been Issued in accordance
with the tenth article of the protocol
which provides that edicts for the sup
pression of the Boxers shall be posted
throughout the Empire for two jears
The edicts however are not entirelj
satisfactory to the Ministers One of
them states that all local otHclals who
fall to suppress anti foreign disturbances
will lie removed and never allowed to hold
office again
According to the terms of the protocol
Viceros Governors and other high offi
cials are to be held responsible and
punished for outbreaks against foreign
ers buthe edict above referred tei eloes
not In words hold them to accounta
The transports to come the American
troops to Manila are expected to arrive
nt Shanhaikwan near the end of April
unless important events here necessitate
a modification of the original plan One
company under command of Captain
Brewster lias been ordered to remain
here as a legation guard
Aheaely some of the legations have be
gun the work of constructing fortifica
tions Germany Is most energetic in this
It Is expected tiiat the last legation will
be completed early in April Such energy
If it becomes known In Singan fu is
enough to frighten the Court and keep It
away from Pekin
It has been decided that Sir Robert
for the purposes of the legations
A majoritv of the Ministers appreciate
the valhe of his services and hold tint
tho work he has done entitles him to
remain Inside the limits of the legations
territory though the property and his
office are Chine se
German s repl to China nnent the
Russiin agreement which Is equivalent
In substance to the warnings given b the
other great Powers to the effect that If
an exception Is made In the case of Rus
sia It will establish a rule for the other
for cemeteries They will also provide
-art of the Indemnity
The foreign Ministers held a meeting to
Jay and discussed the question or the
punishment or the provincial officials who
are regarded as responsible primaril for
ihe Boxer troubles and who are directly
Implicated in the massacre of mission
aries anil converts
To the surprise of ever body the Rus
sian representative appeared as an oppo
nent to any further punishment of Chi
nese olllcljls no matter how guilty they
may have been
This was the first decided break In the
Concert or the Powers The Russian rep
resentative got his orders from St Pe
tersburg It is understooel that he was
told to aid China In ever way In return
for Chinas signature to an agreement
recognizing Russian predominance In tho
whole northern part of the Empire
Tlie Chinese Ieace Commissioners have
attempted to minimize the Importance of
this rreement in the hope it Is thought
of provoking discord among the Minis
The move made by Russia today will
rlease the Chinese for two reasons In
the first place It means that the punish
ment of the provincial officials will be
staved off tcmporaril to say the least
and secondly It will have a tendency to
break the unanimity of the Powers
As the matter stands now Great
Eriudn Germany France Italy Austria
Belgium anil Holland are agreeel that
these otncinls should be punished The
position of Japan and America is un
certain The nctlon or these two coun
tries Is deemed most Important in set
tling the policy of the allies
LONDON March 13 A news agency
despatch from Pekin sas the Ministers
have agreed on a list of ninety six pro
vincial officials whose punishment is to
be demanded
BERLIN March 13 A Pekin despatch
to the Lokal Anzeiger sajs Dr Mumm
von Schwartzenstein the German Minis
ter has acquired the ground of the Pekin
Club for legation purposes in exchange
for another site and on pajment or GOOO
SHANGHAI March 13 According to
Chinese reports a secret edict has been
Issued ordering Vicerojs Lhi Kun Yl
and Chang Chih Tung to supersede LI
Hung Chang in negotiating the Man
churlan convention with Russia
to UrRe the Execution
vlncin OIlle inlH
New instructions of a definite character
were sent by telegraph esterday after
noon to Mr Rockhill the Presidents spe
cial commissioner to China They con
cern the demands of the Ministers or the
Powers ror the punishment or a number
or Chinese provincial officials accused of
being concerned in the massacre or mis
sionaries other xoreigners and native
converts The Instructions are important
In that they express the desire of the
President that moderation will prevail in
the demands of the Ministers anil reiter
ate the Presidents hope previously com
municated to Minister Conger that the
shcdeling or blood in China will cease
The Instructions were sent at Mr Rock
hllls reeiuest A telegram that came rrom
him esterdav morning told of the desire
or a majority or the rorelgn representa
tives at Pekin to Insist on the punishment
or provincial dignitaries and he asked
that full instructions of a definite char
acter be transmitted for his guidance
Secretary Hay had a long talk with the
President on the subject and on his re
turn to the State Department the de
spatch to Mr Rockhill was prepared
Extreme moderation In future punish
ment demands is counseled by the
elent His position as set forth in Sec
retar llajs despatch is that having
procureel the decapitation of some of the
highest nobles In China nnd the degrada
tion anel imprisonment or banishment of
others the Powers should permit the
throne to carry out future punishments
without dictation Mr Rockhill is told
that it will be Impossible for the Presi
dent to eletcrmine at this distance the
specific treatment tliat should be accord
ed each Chinese guilt of killing and tor
turing foreigners but that generally he
hopes that there will be no interference
or suggestion on the part of the foreign
representatives at Pekin to bring about
their punishment
In other words Mr wants
the Chinese Government to be left alone
In administering Justice to its subjects
who have violated treaty obligations and
his instructions to Mr Rockhill convey
the intimation that the desire of the ma
jority of the Pekin Diplomatic Corps for
more Wood is something with which this
Government has no smpathy The
President it is understooel believes that
the foreign representatives should be sat
isfied with tho success of their efforts to
have capital punishment intlicted on some
of the most prominent Boxer
among tne eiignitanes close to tne
work She is building extensive barracks I throne and turn their attention to the
ITIM IlltllJf lUJllf3 Ul lirlflituuil OT114tll
Include indemnities and the revision of
commercial treaties
In the opinion or the President China
will remain In a state or unrest unless
punitive expeditions bv foreign troops
anel the execution of Chinese officials at
the instance of the foreign Ministers are
Hart Director of the Imneriil AtaHtlme t discontinued
Customs shall be allowed to retain part I l5 resident and the Secretary of
i I State are firmly opposed to the pollc of
of the customs property inside the area lnsnment iy designation as It is
taken for legitlon purposes He will re- termed Thev regard such a course as
celve an equivalent for the property contrar to American ideas of right and
under his control which has been sriil t Justice Punishment by designation
nations to act upon Inspires the Chinese
to make further protestntlons and tlie
plenipotentiaries have telegraphed to the
Emperor requesting him to dela b ev
ery means in his power the conclusion
of th treat Notwithstanding this the
situation is unchanged
The Ministers are still considering the
rules to govern the collection of Indemni
ties The are awaiting Instructions from
their homo Governments regarding the
punishment or provincial officials
Field M irshal Count von Waldersees
arrangement ror the summer distribution
of the allied forces establishes the Ger
mans in the mountains northwest of Pe
The success of the recent German ex
pedition near Fouplng has caused the
French at Paotlng fu to become anxlo
to send an expe dition southwest of that
clt where conditions prevail that are
similar to those th it caused the despatch
of the German expeelltlon
They feel that If they were allowed to
send such an expedition they could retire
honorabl from Paotlng fu for the sum
mer in iitcordmcc with Count von Wald
ersees plan to which they have unoffi
cially consented
Missionaries of the American board are
holding memorial burl il services at Tung
Chow The number of Christians who
sulfered m irt rdom there was nearly four
hundred The local residents are meeting
the huihil expenses and furnishing ground
means the naming of certain persons by
the foreign Ministers with the demand
that the Chinese Government inflict upon
them the highest penalties within the
power of the throne In most cases this
amounts to a direct demand that the
nccuseel persons be dccapitateel Original
1 tlie Ministers named the penalties but
through the Influence of she United
States this was changeel to a general de
m md that the punishments be the most
severe tint China could Inflict
It so happened however that the Min
isters decided that the throne was sutll
cientl strong to Inflict capital punishment
on some high dignit iries and compelled
the Emperor to acquiesce in that view
If Mr Conger joined his colleagues in
these coercive efforts he did so without
the approval of the President and the Sec
retar of State
In regard to the opinion prevailing In
Pekin of whiih a correspondent tells In
a despatch received esterdav that the
attitude of the Uniteel States concerning
the punishment of provincial official Is
uncertain It wo s maintained b officials
here that no such uncertalnt exists but
that the attitude of the President was
made perfectl clear in previous instruc
tions to Minister Conger and in the in
structions sent to Special Commissioner
The reports that the Russians are to
send more troops to China and make i
elemonstrntion in the Gulf of Pechlli have
not been made known to the Government
through an official source One high
Government ofllcer said e terda that the
official Information was all to the effect
that Russia was withdrawing her forces
mio tun i Count Casslni the Russian
Ambassador said esterelaj speaking as
an Individual that no officl il decliratlon
had been made b his Government about
the reported agreement for the transfer
of Manchuria to the temporary control of
Russia but an such agreement must In
volve the maintenance uf order In the
occupied territor and the maintenance
of Chinese territorial integrlt He coun
seled caution in iccepting the reports of
Russian Intentions and said he had not
been advised of the alleged Manchurl in
compact Count Casslni made It plain
that he was not speaking In his official
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PITTSBURG Pa March 13 Dorsey
Foultz a negro twenty seven years old
was arrested tonight by Inspector Robert
S Gray and Lieut Geozs B ifvCleliand
who Wife ioiei that Foultz had killed a
man named Robinson In Washington D
C four ears ago Foultz has been liv
ing with his marrleel sister In Elm Street
ror several months and has been working1
as a laborer He has been going under
the name or Joseph Terry but it Is al
leged wj3 identified ns Foultz who Is
connected with the Washington murder
Superintendent A 11 Leslie ordered his
arrest and the officers found him In a
house In Shore Alley
When Foultz was first arresteel ho
denied his identity and said he had lived
here for three ears Later he said ho
had paly been here three mnnm tt
was agitated and trembled like
a leal when taken to police headquarters
Word came last night that Dorscy
Toultz the negro murderer was under
arrest In Pittsburg Pa Ho Is accused in
this city of killing Charles alias Monk
Robinson colored nearly rour years ago
because of a feud existing between the
men Detectives Hartlgan and Bremmer
man left the city late last night to brine
the rugltivc to Washington News of the
capture came In a despatch to the police
from Chief of Police Leslie or Pitsburg
and was confirmed by press despatches
received during the night The telegram
rrom Chier Leslie sas
We have Dorsey Vals alias Joseph
terry unaer arrest lou want him on a
charge or murder What reward
In a press despatch from Pittsburg ad
ditional Information of the capture cf
Dorsey is given While the prisoner does
not admit his identity there is little
doubt that he Is rial IJvrey
AH was excitement last nleht In nniio
circles on account or the news A de
spatch was sent to Pittsburg to hold him
and detectives left the city at 11 30
oclock to bring the prisoner here They
will reach Pittsburg about noon today
over the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Meanwhile the prisoner Is lodged In Jail
and he will have a hearing late this after
noon or tomorrow before a United States
commissioner prior to removal here Ne
one among the police could oe found last
night who did not know that Dorsey was
a prisoner or who doubted that he had
been found at last
It has been nearly four ears since Dor
sey a notorious Camp negro shot and
killed Lnarles alias Monk Robinson
colored In an alle near Third and Q
Streets northwest Robinson was placed
In a passing wagon immediately after the
tragedy anel started forFreecImenR Hos
pital but died on the way to that insti
tution Dorsey meanwhile found safety
In Might ran out of the alley along Sec
ond Street toward the Camp and was
lost in the maze of allejs In the neigh
All manner of reports have since been
circulated and the elusive Dorsey has
oeeu ireqaenti located and as often es
caped All of the policemen have looked
for Dorse and not a celebration passes
but Dorsey is reported viewing the show
along Pennslvanla Avenue northwest
He has been seen in sewers and in the
Monument Lot he has been drowned In
tlie Eastern Brunch and the river and
not long since caused a fiurr of excite
ment b his reported presence in an alley
in Southwest Washington
Ever since the killing of Robinson the
result of a feud long existing between the
negroes the search for Dorsey has been
kept up As he lied out of the alley on
the day of the murder he was recognlzeil
by several persons who afterward told
the police about the trouoie For weeks
and months detectives and police hunted
until tired visited sewers the James
Creek Canal the Camp and alles
without mention Clews were as abun
dant as failures so the police settled
down almost In despair
The killing or Robinson took place at 3
oclock in th tfternoon of Ma 3i 1S57
There was a lpman n tne case She
was Emma lite colored with whom
Dorsey had become infatuated and to
whom Robinson had been paying marked
attention Jealous of his rival whom hi
also hated because of testimony given
against his friend Gabriel Walker
charged with jer liquor without a
llce ise in Q Street Alley Dorsey de
clared Just before the tragedy that ho
would kill Robinson before the close of
Decoration Day that year Late in the
afternoon of that da Dorsey stood at
the entrance of the alley
Robinson was behind him talking to
the hlte girl and drinking beer rrom a
bucket Dorsey suddenly turneel anel saw
them and his anger was thoroughly
nroused He did not hesitate but walked
rapidly toward them and pushed the
voung woman away saing Get out of
the way Emma 1 do not want to hurt
ou Then he drew a revolver rrom his
pockit pointed It at Robinson and fired
The bullet struck Robinson in the left
breast and lie fell The girl turned and
tied from the alley and Dorsey qulckly
maelc his escape
Martha Gorilon colored of 1C1S Second
Street northwest was st ending at the
entrance or the alle as Dorsey came out
A bartender heard the shot tired and ran
out or his saloon at Seconel and Q Streets
northwest Just as Dorsey appeared but
no one present cared to stop him A
crowd soon gathered but Dorsey hurried
his footsteps and was lost to view be
fore a policeman hove in sight Then be
gin the search which is said to have been
ended at Pittsburg yesterday
Several das after the traced all was
excitement among the police because Dor
scv was located In a shant near Seventh
anil N Streets northwest
A pi in wns 1 lid to capture him anel
three policemen and two eletectlves lay
In wait all night The shanty was burst
open after dark anel the policemen se
creted themselves about the place Late
in the night a woman appeared and
entered the shant but was not ells
turbesl because through her It was hoped
to capture the fugitive When she left
she was followeel and a glimpse was
caught of a negro npparenll waiting for
her two blocks nway The n gro Is
thought to have been Dorsev tut If so
he took fright at the approaching police
man and escaped
Somebody next saw Dorsey oat near
Chevj Chase and eletectlves anel police
went there to catch Mra People went out
in wagons on cars on hlcjeles horse
lick and on foot ami mnnj took part In
the search Everv clew was run to earth
vet the negro eluded all pursuers He had
lon been known to the police before the
traged and had served several terms In
the penitentiar About ten ears ago
ho shot and badl wounded the son of a
colored minister named Douglas for
which crime lie served five jears in the
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