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VOLUME LXXTHI.-NO. 174T
Cruisers Sent to Join the
Fleets in Turkish
PREPARING FOR A CRISIS.
The Minneapolis Dispatched to
Aid the United States
MISSIONARIES IN NO DANGER.
Renewed Assurances From the Sections
Where Trouble Was Most
WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 20.-As a
result of the consideration of the Turkish
situation at yesterday's Cabinet meeting,
the cruiser Minneapolis was to-day given
orders to take on coal and other stores
without|deiay and to sail for the European
naval station. Her destination is Smyrna,
Asia Minor, and her duty will be to assist
the flagship San Francisco and the cruiser
Marfclehead in protecting the interests of
American missionaries and other citizens
of the United States.
It was stated authoritatively to-day that
there were no new developments in the
Armenian situation involving this Govern
ment, but from the general aspect of the
present state of affairs it was deemed best
to dispatch another United States warship.
It is expected at the Navy Department
that the Minneapolis will be ready to sail
from Hampton Roads for Gibraltar on
November 25. The distance is about 3200
knots, while from Gibraltar to Smyrna
1700 more must be traversed. At the rate
of seventeen knots an hour, the Minne
apolis cannot be expected to reach Smyrna
in less the sixteen days, allowing two days
for coaling at Gibraltar. It is more likely
however, that the time consumed in the
long voyage will be nearer three weeks.
In addition to her officers the Minneap
olis will carry 400 bluejackets and 45 ma
rines. It is understood that Smyrna was
selected as her destination, because it is
the best place for missionaries to gather in
the event of danger to their lives.
VIENNA, Austria, Nov. 20.— A dispatch
from Pola says that the Austrian war
vessels recently ordered to prepare for ser
vice in connection with the Turkish
troubles have sailed for the ..Egean Sea.
The fleet consists of the warships Tegett
hoff, Kaiserin Elizabeth and Blitz.
The Tegetthofl «& battle-ship of the sec
ond class. She carries six 11-inch, six 3%
--inch and two 2%-inch guns and eleven ma
chine guns. In addition she has two tor-
pedo-ejectors. She is of 5000 indicated
horsepower and has a speed of 14
knots. The Kaiserin Elizabeth is a steel
ram cruiser. She carries two 9^-inch
guns, two 6-inch Krupp guns, two 2%-inch
and eleven machine guns and has six tor
pedo-ejectors. She is of 9000 indicated
horsepower and is rated at a speed of 19.5
knots. The Blitz is a double-screw steel
torpedo-catcher, and carries nine machine
guns. She is of 2000 indicated horsepower,
■with a speed of 23.1 knots.
Sir Philip Currie, British Embassador
to Turkey, has arrived here. He will have
an interview to-morrow with Count Golu
chowsky, the Austrian Minister of Foreign
LONDON, Esq., Nov. 20.— The news to
morrow will say that Sir Phillip Currie,
British Embassador to Turkey, takes back
with him to Constantinople a letier from
Queen Victoria to the Sultan of Turkey.
PARIS, Fbance, Nov. 20.— The French
torpedo-boat La Fleche has been ordered
to proceed to Smyrna to join Admiral
Maigarot's division. The cruiser Liners
has been ordered to proceed to the coast of
ROME. Italy, Nov. 20.— The Italian
Equadron has arrived at Smyrna.
AMERICANS ARE SAFE.
Kharpv-t Minaionariet Will Take Tem
porary Jiefug* in Conttantinople.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Turkey, Nov. 20.—
Advices from Aleppo are that all the
Americans at Aintab, Marash, Orfah and
Mardin are safe. The missionaries at
Kharput are leaving and coming tempo
rarily to Constantinople.
The Armenian provincial refugees here
have petitioned the patriarch to avert a
famine in their country, and asked him to
appeal to Europe. It is stated that the
Ministers refuse to receive the patriarch
unless he publishes an encyclical calling
on all Armenians to maintain order, and
condemning their intrigues and demands
on the Turkish Government. The patri
arch's position is becoming extremely dif
ficult. He has again applied to the em
bassies, informing them of various
massacres and begging their good offices to
put an end to the situation. The officials
insist that the Armenian journals here
shall publish articles approving the Gov
ernment policy and condemning the
Several Armenian prisoners, who have
been released for lack of evidence upon
which to convict them, declare that they
were beaten daily in prison to compel
them to reveal the plans of the Armenian
committee. None yielded.
M. Nelidoff, the Russian Embassador
here, has replied to the recent appeal of
the Armenian Catholics at Tiflis. He re-
fers to the conflicts in the provinces which.
he says, were unfortunately in most cases
caused by Armenians who had been insti
gated by their revolutionary committees.
The result was a terrible revenge on the
part of the Turks in the form of a horrible
massacre of the Christians.
The Sultan has functioned the scheme
of reforms prepared by the powers, and is
proceeding to effect them. To this end it
is necessary for the leaders of the people
to persuade the latter to desist from revo
lutionary attempts, abandon the idle hope
of foreign intervention, stop all disturb
ances and co-operate in the restoration of
Five embassadors and M. Herbert, sec
retary of the British legation, met at the
French embaßsy on November 18 and dis
cussed the supplementary measure for the
restoring of order in Anatolia to be sub
The San Francisco Call.
mitted to the Porte. It is understood that
common action to protect foreigners is
EXPLA.IXEV BY THE PORTE.
Armenians Accused of Having Caused
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 20.— The
Turkish legation this evening received
the following telegram from the Sublime
Porte under to-day's date:
"A band of agitators formed by the
Armenian parson of Touzhatch (this par
son had been condemned to hard labor for
life, but pardoned recently) attacked and
plundered the Mussulman village ■ of
Adjourpo. The same parson was the
cause of the disorders at Beijrlikdji and
"The Armenian agitator, Haama Zaspa,
wounded another Armenian called Ke
vork in the streets of Bitlis for the reason
that the latter tried to persuade his
brother-in-law not to attack the mosques
and not to commit other depredations.
"The rioters of Mumuchdjik having
murdered Arif Effendi, member of the
Council of Administration, and having
wounded one soldier, an affray occurred.
The authorities took the necessary
measures for the preservation of order.
"The authorities of Mardin seized a
letter written by a Protestant professor in
the city named Kbocheabrohan. In that
letter the professor was trying to convince
both Kurds and Christians that the so
called Armenian principality was going to
"Notwithstanding the advice and assur
ance of the local authorities given to the
Armenians and ecclesiastics of Marash the
rioters continued to keep closed their
shops. They also killed one Mussulman
and fired from their houses on the troops
and the gendarmes."
SENATOR ELKINS SUED
Action Brought by a Claimant to
Certain Lands in New
Demands an Accounting of Trust
Property Controlled by the
NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 20.— The trial
of a suit brought by William C. Reucher
against United States Senator Stephen B.
Elkins of West Virginia was begun this
afternoon in the Supreme Court before
The plaintiff sues to recover an interest
claimed by him in certain lands in New
Mexico and also for an accounting. He
claims that in IS7I Mr. Elkins bought some
lands in New Mexico, in which he (plain
tiff ) was to have an interest amounting to
a third, and a deed to that effect was exe
cuted, under which plaintiff's interest was
to be held in trust by Mr. Elkins. Reucher
further alleges that Mr. Elkins Las sold
portions of the land, receiving a large sum
of money therefrom, for which he has
Mr. Eikins admits that he bought the
lands. He admits further that he signed
a deed under which Reucher was to be
come entitled to a third of the lands on
paying him $1 25 an acre for the land:
This, he s-ays, is the only paper he ever
signed. He claims that the plaintiff agreed
to pay the price for the land, but failed to
do so, and alleges that the plaintiff subse
quently relinquished his interests in the
lands. Mr. Elkins says he sold part of the
land to T. B. Catron on the same terms
that he made with Reucher and, finally,
that the plaintiff's claim is barred by the
statute of limitations.
The case was continued until to-morrow.
HARRY HAYWARD TO RANG
The Murderer of Catherine Ging
Doomed to Die by the
His Petition for a New Trial Denied by
the Minnesota Supreme
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Nov. 20. -The
Supreme Court of Minnesota handed down
to-day a practically unanimous opinion in
the case of Harry Hayward, the murderer
of Catherine Ging, denying his appeal for
a new triai. Only the Governor's execu
tive clemency now stands between Hay
ward and the gallows.
The opinion -which affirmed the action
of the trial court is a long one. The only
point on which any member of the court
disagrees is as to the admissibility of Mrs.
Hazletine's testimony, Chief Justrce Starr
dissenting. The Judges find no error in
the conduct of the trial and agree that the
trial Judge did right in excluding the
testimony as to the sanity of Harry Hay
ward while on the stand, when no founda
tion had been laid regarding his previous
mental condition. It was also proper to
exclude testimony as to insanity in the
Hayward family, the distinction between
insanity as a direct i«sue and as a collateral
one, affecting the comr etency of a witness,
When the decision of the court was
made known to the condemned felon he
turned pale, but would only say, "It is
just what I expected." He has evidently
abandoned hope of escaping hanging.
County Attorney Nye, to whom Gov
ernor Clougn has referred the fixing of the
date of the execution, will name Decem
JFEARFJTZ OF A ZTXCHIXG.
Strong Guard Kept Around the County
Jail at Omaha.
OMAHA, Nebr., Nov. 20.— George Hor
gan, the murderer of little Ida Gaskell,
who was hurried off to the State prison at
Lincoln to prevent lynching, was secretly
returned Sunday in order to have his pre
liminary hearing. The hearing came off
to-day before the police judge. Morgan
was driven to the courtroom from the
county jail at 8 o'clock, long before the
usual hour to open court. He waived ex
amination and was held to the District
Court without bail. He was then rushed
back to ihe county jail.
A strong guard is at band for the jail
and there is still some fear of lynching,
but the feeling has died down to some ex
SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 21, 1895.
DEATH FOR KOVALEY
The Exile Found Guilty of
the Brutal Weber
HANGING THE PENALTY.
A Verdict Reached After the
Jury Had Been Out Nine
UNMOVED BY THE RESULT.
The Prisoner Stares Vacantly Ahead
While His Doom Is Pro
SACRAMENTO. Cal., Nov. 20.— Ivan
Kovalev must die upon the gallows. Such
was the verdict rendered by the twelve
men who for the past two weeks have daily
occupied the jury-box in Judge Johnson's
courtroom and listened patiently as the
witnesses in the case slowly twisted the
IVAN KOV-LEV KUSS'Ari WHO WILIj DIE •ON THE
GALLOWS* FOB ; ThE L.URD. It OJf ? TEh WJEBEBS. : * >' :
strands in the rope of evidence which must
choke off the Russian escape's worthless
It was 3:35 o'clock when the jury, after
listening to the eloquent closing plea of
Major Anderson for his client, the logical
argument of District Attorney Ryan and
the solemn instruction of Judge Johnson,
filed slowly out of the courtroom to hold
its consultation, the result of which meant
life or death to the exile. After its de
parture a buzz of conversation arose in the
crowded courtroom, and many were the
wild guesses made as to the lencth of time
that would be required for the jury to end
its deliberations. It was the general opin
ion that the extreme penalty would be pro
Ivan Kovalev seemed the most uncon-
Francis H. L. Weber.
cerned person in all that crowded room.
He sat in the same hopeless attitude he
has assumed since the first day o! the trial,
his pale, almost colorless eyes fixed in a
meaningless stare straight before him.
The bustle of the departing jurors brought
no gleam of interest to his face, and there
was no movement of its muscles except
v;hen he would occasionally wet his
parched lips with his tongue. Mrs. Beas
ley, the daughter of the murdered couple,
was almost as pale as the prisoner and sat
slowly fanning herself with her parasol,
as she watched intently the handt of the
Mrs. Francis H. L. Weber.
clock as they slowly marked off the pass
ing minutes. The other ladies in the
crowded room were in a fidget of suspense
In exactly nineteen minutes the jury
filed slowly back into the box, and Mrs.
Beasley, leaning eagerly forward, intently
scanned the face of each juror as he passed.
What she read there seemed to be in
tensely satisfactory, for she sank back
with a relieved air and hid her face behind
her improvised fan. A silence as of death
fell upon the spectators, broken at last by
the voice of Judge Johnson asking the
"Gentlemen, have you arrived at a
"We have," answered the foreman as he
passed the written slip to the Judge, and
then every one present leaned forward and
listened while the verdict was read: "We,
the jury, find the prisoner guilty of mur
der in the first degree."
Ivan Kovalev's fate was sealed. He was
condemned to die, and yet the announce
ment of the verdict failed to move him.
No gleam of intelligence came into his
meaningless face, and as the hand of the
Sheriff fell upon his shoulder he slowly
arose, put on his hat and followed his cus
todian back to his cheerless cell to await
his day of sentence and his last earthly
journey to Folsom and the gallows.
After the majority of the crowd had left
the room Mrs. Beasley, the daughter of the
murdered couple, left her chair and shook
hands with each member of the jury, cor
dially thanking them for the verdict ren
dered. District Attorney Ryan also fell in
for his share of her thanks for having so
ably conducted the prosecution, nor was
Captain Lees forgotten.
The day set when sentence will be pro
nounced i's November 29 at 10 o'clock.
THE PURSUIT OF KOV ALEV.
How the Brutal Murder Wat Traced to
The crime for the commission of which
Kovalev must suffer tiie death penalty was
a particularly brutal and atrocious murder,
with robbery as the motive. His victims,
Mr. and Mrs. F. S. H. Weber, were emi
nently respectable residents of Sacramento.
Mr. Weber conducted a grocery-store oppo
site the State Capitol and the family rosi
dence was in the same building over the
On the night of December 29, 1894, after
Mr. Weber had closed the ?toreand he and
his wife were about to retire, their home
was entered by the robbers who, the evi
dence in the case has shown, had been
watchinc their opportunity for some days.
On the clay of the murder the Southern Pa
cific had paid its employes and Weber,
who supplied many of tne railroad men,
was known to have received considerable
Kovalev and his companions in crime,
for it is known he had at least one, and it
is believed two companions, noted the re
ceipt of the money, and that night con
cealed themselves about the premises con
veniently for the execution of their in
As the robbers entered the family apart
ments they encountered Mr. Weber on a
pirch in the rear of the Kitchen and one of
them dealt him a blow with an ax that
ended his life. Mrs. Weber, hearing the
noise, went into the kitchen, as is sup
posed, and seeing the awful work in prog
ress, turned to flee, when sne, too, was
The investigation that followed the dis
covery of the murder proved the crime
had been committed for the purpose of
robbery, as the house had been ransacked
from one end to the other. It is known
the murderers secured several hundred
dollars, but the exact amount has never
The investigation also developed the fact
that once outside the house the murderers
went to an old shed in the yard and there
took off their outer clothing and put on
garments stolen from the house of the
people they had killed.
The crime created great excitement at
Sacramento, and as one result all the
tramps and bad characters who could be
rounded up were driven from the city.
Rewards of considerable amounts were
offered and a great deal of detective work
was done on the case, but for some time to
no purpose. Following out what appeared
to be valuable clews, the Sprout brothers
were arrested and discharged at the pre
liminary examination, as was also "Shy
Red," whose real name was Landt.
It was some months after the murder
that the first real clew pointing to the
murderers was discovered. A man named
Bennett called one day on Captain Lees,
chief of detectives of this City, and in
formed him that a photographer named
Stevens had told him that he knew who
the Weber murderers were, and wanted
him (Bennett) to furnish money to go to
Sacramento to claim the reward. Ben
nett's statement was not very explicit and
Captain Lees took very little stock in it,
but told him to bring Stovcns to head
quarters. Bennett failed to do so, and de
tectives were sent to see Stevens. He
knew very little of the affair, but referred
the detectives to Wailwislaw Zakrewski, a
Russian Finn, a ship carpenter, who fur
nished the police with the story of the
Zakrewski made a statement to Captain
Lees to the effect that lie had first met
Kovalev, or John Durbroff, as he then
gave his name, in August, 1894. He met
him several times later, and in February
Kovalev had taken a room at his house.
Continued on Fourth Page.
FIVE HUNDRED FALL.
Spaniards Defeated With
Terrible Loss by
NAVARRO WAS ROUTED.
Decisive Victory for the Rebels
After a Seventeen Hours'
GENERAL VALDEZ BEATEN.
His Army Driven Back by the Cubans
Under the Command of
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 20.— A
cablegram to the Times-Union from Key
West, Fla., says: Passengers by the Oli
vette to-night report that General Antonio
Maceo. with 1800 men, fought a battle with
General Navarro on Sunday, near Santa
Clara, which lasted seventeen hours. The
Spanish were defeated with a loss of 500
killed and wounded. General Navarro,
having been wounded, narrowly escaped
being captured. The insurgent loss is said
to have been very small.
The advices also state that yesterday
General Maximo Gomez foueht a battle
with General Suarez Valdez in the Santa
Clara province. The battle lasted for sev
eral hours, the insurgents finally defeating
the troops, seriously wounding General
Valdez and Killing Colonel Aldave. Full
particulars of the battle were not known
on the departure of the steamer Olivette
from Havana to-day.
WILL EVACUATE B AX TI AGO.
Campos to Leave the City Without De.
fense Against the Insurgents.
BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 20.— A dispatch to
a morning paper from Santiago de Cuba,
dated the 12th. states that during the last
few days secret preparations have been
going on in that city, and that before the
end of the month the city wiil probably
be vacated. This is in accordance with
General Campos' policy to force the war
eastward from Havana, his headquarters,
at all times assuring himself of safety in
the rear. General Campos has again an
nounced that he would push forward and
crowd the insurgents into surrender or into
Another dispatch says that at the pres
ent time there is some disaffection among
the Cuban leaders in the field as to the
way in which the large amount of funds
which are being collected in the United
States are being disposed of. While no
direct accusation of misappropriations has
been made, some of the patriots have ex
pressed their views that the money was
not being placed to the best advantage,
and that its disposal was too much vested
in the hands of the New York committee
of the Cuban revolutionary party. This
talk, however, is thought to be only the
grumblings of a few malcontents, as
neither General Maceo nor General Marti
have made any complaint.
A dispatch from Havana states that each
day the regulars are pushing forward
without meeting any opposition, the in
surgents doubtless having decided to keep
to the mountains until the Spanish have
made further advances. General Campos
has given orders that all efforts should be
made to pacify the natives, aud that every
thing taken from them should be liberally
A CORJOOJf OF WARSHIPS.
Spain Prepared to Prevent the Landing
of Expeditions in Cuba.
NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 20.— The
double cordon of Spanish men-of-war
around Cuba, the special system planned
by Admiral Berenger, Minister of the
Navy, is reported as being in full working
order and very efficient. The testimony to
this effect comes from a wholly reliable
and independent source — the captain of a
British steamer which arrived here yester
day from the Spanish main and the West
On Thursday evening last, at 7 :45 o'clock,
while en route for this port and when
about thirty miles west of Cape Maysi,
Cuba, he noticed a powerful searchlight
playing in-shore on the Cuban coast. Sud
denly two lights appeared gleaming from
the topmast head of a vessel in the offing,
evidently a signal to the ship in shore.
Soon afterward the search light from
the in-shore ship was turned seaward, but
for a time failed to reach the British
steamer. However, it was repeatedly
flashed toward her, and at last a streak of
light fell upon the ship. Alter apparently
satisfying themselves, those in charge of
the light turned it in-shore again and the
masthead lights in the offing disappeared.
Later, as the steamer was proceeding on
her course, she passed a vessel displaying
two similar white lights from her topmast
head. She was then about three miles
north of Cape Hayti.
Some time ago Admiral Berenger said
that as soon as he had enough full
power men-of-war he would estaolish a
double cordon about Cuba, the ships to
steam in an inner and outer circle around
the Cuban littoral. Under this system the
British captain before mentioned believes
that filibusters will meet with a warm re
MEETIXG OF SYMPATHIZE Bit.
Monster Convention to B* Held in the
"Cradle of Liberty."
BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 20.— The Cuban
Patriots' League and its Eastern sympa
thizers have perfected all arrangements
for the monster National meeting to de
mand the recognition of the insurgents as
belligerants, which will be held in Faneuil
Hall, Tuesday evening, November 26. The
committee having in charge the meeting
has very appropriately chosen the spot
where American liberty was born as the
place for Cuban liberty to be recognized.
Leading men from all over the East have
given their approval of the meeting. Hon.
Frederick O. Prince, ex-Mayor of Boston,
will preside, and addresses will be made
by Governor Green halge, Hon. Josiah
Quincey, Rev. Edward Everett Hale, Hon.
John Corcoran, and Gonzalo de Qaesada,
secretary of the Cuban revolutionary
party in New York.
CLOSING SUOAR HILLS.
Order* Issued by the Insurgent Leader
In Santa Clara.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 20.— The
following is a copy— in translation— of an
order received here, believed to be authen
tic and issued from the headquarters of a
portion of the insurgent forces operating
partly in Santa CJara and partly in Matan
Liberating Akmy op Cuba, »
Fifth Corps, First Brigade, j
In accordance with orders of the Provisional
Government and to the end that no one may
allege ignorance I hereby make known to the
sugar manufacturers, cane-planters (colonos)
and proprietors of this zone under my com
First— The buildings and caneflelds of all
plantations will be considered and respected,
provided no work is given to any able-bodied
laborer nor the operations of grinding com
Second— When there are no fortifications nor
forces located in the same for their protection.
Third— A term of ten days, to expire on the
12th inst., is hereby granted for the suspension
of all works, if commenced, the destruction of
the fortifications which may exist and the
withdrawal of troops, if any, from the same.
Fourth— Those who contravene this order
will be severely punished and their buildings
and canefields reduced to ashes.
Francis J. Perez, Chief of the Brigade.
Headquarters of operations, Nov. 2, 1895.
The Horsa Episode.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.. Nov. 20.— N0 ad
ditional news was received in this city to
day regarding th 9 reported seizure of the
steamship Horsa at Kingston, Jamaica, for
carrying sinews of war to the Cuban pat
riots. Captain W. W. Kerr, counsel for
the J. D. Hart Company, which has the
agency for the steamers Leon, Laurada and
Horsa, said this morning that he doubted
the reported seizure of the Horsa.
WALLER MAY GO FREE
Likely to Be Released if the
Claim for Indemnity Is
France Disposed to Give Him Liberty
as a Matter of Courtesy to
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 20.— While
the State Department refuses to give any
information regarding the matter, the im
pression exists here that the French Gov
ernment has notified Embassador Eustis
at Paris that it will not furnish a copy of
the record of the court-martial proceedings
against ex-Consul Waller as a matter of
right. Mr. Waller's counsel, Crammond
Kennedy of this city, believes, however,
that the record will be furnished to Embas
sador Eustis if requested as a matter of
It is not improbable that Mr. Waller will
be notihed by the Btate Department that
the French Government will release him
from custody as a matter of grace, if this
Government will waive the question of
indemnity. So far, apparently, he is in
ignorance of this fact. Mrs. Waller strenu
ously insists upon a payment of damages
in compensation for his imprisonment,
but it is not unlikely that the whole matter
will be referred to the ex-Consul to decide
for himself. Should he prefer to remain
in prison upon the chance of obtaining the
indemnity, the State Department and his
counsel will do the best possible for him
under the circumstances.
CONFIDENCE IN SOVEREIGN.
Knights of Labor Refuse to Accept His
Resignation After an Attack Upon
NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 20.— A special
from Washington says: The elements of
the Knights of Labor represented by the
international socialists, which caused
the aownfall of General Master
man Powderly a couple of years
ago, endeavored to precipitate another
crisis in the secret meetings of tbe General
Assembly, Knights of Labor, here to-day.
The representatives of District Assembly
No. 49 of New York presented charges
against General Master Workman Sover
eign to the effect that his administration
is not in line with the best interests of
labor, and that he and his officers have
compromised with capitalists.
Mr. Sovereign defended himself warmly,
and at the close of his speech tendered his
resignation. General Worthy Foreman
Bishop, who was in the chair, sustained a
point of order that a verbal resignation
could not be received. The friends of the
By an almost unanimous vote the assem
bly "refused to accept the resignation and
adopted a vote of confidence in Mr. Sov
ereign and the other general officers. The
New Yorkers from No. 49 refused to vote.
GUESTS OF PLACERVILLE
Teachers of El Dorado County
Gather for Their Annual
Joaquin Miller and Other Prominent
Speakers Will Address the
PLACERVILLE, Cal., Nov. 20.— The
County Teachers' Institute met to-day,
fifty teachers attending. County Super
intendent T. E. McCarty presided. The
instructors and lecturers present were:
Hon. Samuel T. Black, Sacramento; Super
intendent T. W. Linscott, Santa Cruz;
Professor Harr Wagner, San Francisco;
Joaquin Miller. Oakland.
To-night a teachers' reunion, musical
and social was held at the Carey House.
It was a great success and a credit to the
profession. Ten gentlemen and forty lady
teachers were in attendance. Superin
tendent McCarty was praised by everybody
for the excellent programme. Joaquin
Miller, the Poet of the Sierras, is to deliver
a lecture before the institute. Other prom
inent ladies and gentlemen will also speak.
Great public interest is manifested in the
institute. It is admitted that El Dorado
County has a well-developed school sys
tem, comparing favorably in this regard
with any community on the Pacific Coast.
The attendance of citizens outside of the
teachers will be unusually large.
Jbr additional eaciftc Ooait new* $c* Paou I and f.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
RAIDED BY FANATICS
Reported Attack Upon the
Missions in Kiangsi,
ONE PRIEST WOUNDED.
The Property of All Foreign Resi
dents Said to Have Been
JAPANESE CABINET MAT RESIGN
It Has Been Brought Into Disfavor
by the Recent Coup d'Etat
VANCOUVER, B. C., Nov. 20.— The
Empress of China arrived to-day bringing
the following Oriental advices:
According to Hongkong papers some 509
or 600 coolies were induced to leave Hong
kong to take part in an uprising at Canton
by offers of good pay and clothing. The
ship Powan carried to Canton, unknown
to her owners, a large number of revolvers
and some ammunition, all neatly packed
in casks of cement. The arms were seized
on arrival and this apparently upset the
arrangements of the rebels and the coolies
refused to go further in the matter. The
Canton magistracy was greatly alarmed
when first apprised of the rebellious un
dertaking and appealed to the military in
the western suburbs to aid in defending
the city. Several thousand men from Wai
Chan and Chiu Chan were concerned in
the movement, but it is not known who
the leaders were.
It is complained that the proclamation
issued by the Emperor of China in regard
to the Kucheng massacre is mischievously
inadequate. The document s6ts forth,
with almost brutal frankness, the facts of
the massacre, thus publishing far and wide
what would otherwise have remained un
known to the provincials — and then ap
plies to the terrible crime terms such as
would be used with reference to any ordi«
nary violation of the law .
The news reached Nankin on October
28 of another anti-missionary not having
taken place in the southern part of
Kiangsi, and that wholesale destruction of
foreign property had resulted, as well as
the wounding of a Roman Catholic priest.
Whether American property was included
in the work of destruction is not known,
but such is not unlikely to have been the
case, as Methodist and Episcopal churches
have missions there.
It is stated that the chief factor operat
ing to develop the Mohammedan rebellion
in Kangsue and Shensi was the publica
tion of an official proclamation which the
Mohammedans interpreted as announcing
their general extermination. Naturally
they rushed to arms en masse and their
suspicions remained unallayed, though the
proclamation was subsequently explained
to refer to insurgents only. The difficulty
experienced by authorities in quelling the
rebellion is attributable in part to demor
alization caused among the people by the
last Mohammedan rising. They retain
such terrified recollections of that time
that the apparition of a dozen armed Mo
hammedans is sufficient to scare a regi
ment of local militia. When the first ru
mors of the Mohammedan uprising began
to spread abroad last spring the wnole
province of Shensi stampeded, everybody
thinking only of reaching a walled city, a
fortified village or a mountain top.
There has been an ill-advised attempt
lately to give the King of Korea the title of
Emperor, but Russian, French and Ameri
can Ministers protested, and this strong
remonstrance compelled the Korean Min
istry to bow to the inevitable. To save
their feelings, however, the ceremony was
performed so far as concerned the pre
sentation of the imperial title, but the
King, in conformity with a preconcerted
plan, declined the honor on the ground of
his own un worthiness.
The number of Japanese civil and mili
tary officers and civilians suspected of
being associated in the disturbance in the
Korean capital reaches 1000.
The Korean question continues to oc
cupy the most prominent place in
Tokio journalistic discussion. The oppo
sition journals insist, though with de
creasing ardor, upon the resignation of the
Cabinet in connection with recent affairs
It is stated that the Government of
Korea has under contemplation the issue
of an edict ordering the people to cut
their hair European fashion. The King
and the Crown Prince will set the example
as soon as suits of European dress now in
preparation are ready for their royal use.
Cho Gi Yen, the new Minister of War, is
reported to be one of the most entuusU
astic advocates of the projected edict. Ho
was present with the Japanese army in
Liao Tong and became convinced of the
importance of dressing the Korean troops
in the same fashion as the Japanese.
On the 16th ult. the Korean Minister of
Household issued a proclamation an*
nouncing the intended selection of a con*
sort for the King. According to a time*
honored custom, the issue of this procla
mation has the effect of prohibiting for
the time being the marriage of all girls of
and above 13 years of age throughout the
country. The Queen-elect must be a maid,
and in Korea early marriage being the.
prevailing custom choice will be practi
cally limited to girls between 13 and 17 or
18 at most. Thirty or forty girls are to be
nominated, and from among them will be
first selected three, and on one of the throe
the tinal choice will fall.
It is believed that s reorganization ol
the Japanese Cabinet is about to takt
place. The new Cabinet will be a coali.
tion, comprising statesmen of the elder
generation, mixed in with "new men." It
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