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VOLUME LXXIX.— NO. 6.
ROUTED THE SPANISH Insurgents Won a Glorious Victory in a Recent Battle. SLAUGHTER OF TROOPS. Over Seven Hundred Men Under Campos Killed in the En gagement. GENEKAL ALDAVE WAS SLAIN. Panic Seized the Regulars, and They Dispersed in a Most Disorderly Manner. BOSTON, Maps., Dec. 5.— A special to the Transcript this evening from Santiago de Cuba, by w^y of Key West, says: The great battle between the Spaniards and the insurgents at Ingasco, Department of Las Villas, fought late last month, was not a defeat for the insurgents, as given out by Spanish authorities, but was a most glori ous victory for them. This news is re ceived from the most reliable sources in the insurgent camp. The description of the battle as given by the patriots was as follows: In this battle ■the Spanish troops numbered 10.000, under the command of Generals Campos, Luque and Garrich. The insurgents numbered 7000, divided in two bodies, 4000 under the command of General Maximo Gomez, and 2000 infantry and 1600 cavalry under the command of General Antonio Maceo. The Spanish troops made the attack on Maximo Gomez with his 4000 soldiers. The battle lasted all day and only ceased on account of darkness. The Spanish, thinking that Gomez had retired from his position, were ready to move forward in pursuit when, to their astonishment, they found Gomez and his men at the break of day ready formed in line of battle. A furious engag?nient then took place. "While the Spaniards were engaged with Gomez, General Maceo with his infantry and cavalry fell upon the Spanish from the rear, charging with sabers and machetes and scattering the Spanish in confusion. Panic seized them and they were forced to disperse in the most disorderly and de moralized manner, leaving 700 killed and a great number wounded. Among the dead was General Aldave. The insurgents captured 7GO rides and large quantifies of ammunition. I&IS FROM THE SPAXISH. jteported Jtrfettt of tho XJrritfd Insurgent Force*. HAVANA, Cuba, Dec. s.— On December 2 the Spanish columns, under the com mand of Generals Snarez, Valdez and Na varro, numDering 1250 men combined, had an engagement with the united insurgent of Maximo Gomez and Maceo, which have formed a junction in Kiforma, between Las Villas and Camaguey. The rebels, who were 4000 strong, lost a larere number of killed ani wounded. The Spanish troops raptured the rebel camp and pursued the insurgents to Trilladeros. In the reports of the battle received here special mention is made of the valor ous onduct of the English officers, Lieu tenant Winston Churchill, son of the late Lord Randolph Churchill, and Lieutenant Barnes, both of the Fourth Huzzars of the British army, who recently joined the <h forces in Cuba. In the reoel camp was found a number of documents pertaining to the Govern ment of the so-called Cuban repuolic. The Spanish troops were re-enforced by General Aldeco with hi; command, bring ing their number up to 3000 men, and this force followed the retreating rebels. Cap tain Icncensa of the Spanish army has had an encounter with a band of rebels under the leader Sayas, in which twenty rebels were killed and wounded. Sayas' horse was killed under him. CLEVEIiAXO WAS VyFAIH. Cuban Patriots Say Ht IHd Sot State the Jienl J-'art.i. NEW YORK, K. Y., Dec. s.— Manuel Sanguily, brother of Julio Sanguily, who was recently sentenced in Cuba to life im. prisonment for aiding the Cuban rebels, was delegated by the revolutionary party to express the general Cuban opinion on that part of President Cleveland's mes sage which referred to the situation on the island. Sanguily said: "The message as far as it refers to Cuba is a severe utterance, though I do think the President has been erroneously informed concerning the actual status of the war. He says that the rebellion is confined to the eastern part of Cuba. If he means by the eastern part all that portion of the island lying east of Havana he is correct; but that would acknowledge the fact that the Cuban*, occupy four-fifths of the island. If he means the part east of Camagnay he is in error, because the revolution extends throughout Camaguay and La Villas, and there have been revolts in Matanzas.where there are many insurgents. "The President says the Cubans are fight ing in order to achieve 'more' autonomy. The truth is that they never hail any autonomy at all. The last method em ] love 1 tjy Spain in implanting in Cuba this so-called autonomy would have led only to a reorganization o'f the Govern ment in a centralized manner subject to the dictation of Madrid. "The President's references to the dis orders in the islands, to their effect on the commercial relations with this country, were not in the vein which would have been employed by a great statesman, but the President ought to know the canse of all the disturbances and disorders is the tyrannical policy of Spain in Cuba against t!.e feeling and aspirations of its native inhabitants. I think the course which a Mutesman should adopt would be to pre vent this by striking at the root of the evil." t^enor Estrada, the Minister of the Revo lutionary Government in the United States, would only say that Sanguily had expressed his views. He added that he believed the President had given bpain The San Francisco Call. mucn cause for comfort. The general opinion among Cubans and Cuban-Ameri cans was that the message was a sad dis appointment and very discouraging to the revolutionists. KAy THE JtLOCKAJiE. Arms for the Insurgents Landed year Jlarann. NEW YORK, N. Y., Dec. 6.— A special cable dispatch to the Herald from Havana, says: A rebel blockade runner, loaded with arms and munitions of war for the revolu tionists, has succeeded in landing her cargo near Mariel. The significance of the foregoing becomes evident when it is remembered that Mariel is only about twenty miles from Havana.' It has a large and well-sheltered harbor and is connected with Havana by a river. RESCUED FROM THE GYPSIES. The Little Daughter of a Prominent Boston Kan Kidnaped and Taken to Canada. MONTREAL, Qvkbec, Dec. s.— Secretary Lamonche of the detective department to day succeeded in rinding the 3-year-old daughter of William Leonard, one of the most prominent citizens of Boston, Mass., who disappeared over six months ago. The case has caused great excitement in New England, as it was thought that the child had been kidnaped. The develop ments prove that to have been true, as the child was discovered with a band of gyp sies at Point Lewis, opposite Quebec, on the other side of the river. They had been trying to evade the pursuit of tho special detective, hut were rundown to-day near the former place and the child found in their possession. The child will be re turned to its parents at once and the chief of the gypsies arraigned on the charge of kidnaping. DON'T LIKE THE MESSAGE. Cleveland's Utterances Cause Dis cussion Among Canadian Politicians. Government Organs Declare the Presi dent Entirely Neglected Home Affairs. TORONTO. Ontario, Dec. s.— President Cleveland's message to Congress has been of more than ordinary interest to Cana dian political circles, and for the time being is causing no end of discussion. The "World, the orpun of the Govern ment party, to-day printed a dispatch from its correspondent in Ottawa, severely arraigning tne message. The principal topic of interest to Canadians is the section referring to the Bering Sea control. The diepatch says: "President Cleve land's observations on Bering Sea control show clear]}- that he has been loaded up the wrong way. He complains ahout British vessels not co-operating in making the patrol effective. If the English men of-war do not do their duty the United States cruisers overdid theirs. Twenty eight Canadian vessels operated in Bering Sea during the past season, every one of whicn was visited by an American cruiser one to six times. Of the United States sealing vessels, fifteen in number, it turns out that only two were properly equipped with licenses and flags, showing that the United States cruisers neglected to watch their own vessels. Three seizures were made of Canadian vessels, none of wnich were justified by the courts. 1 ' Nearly all the other Government organs in Montreal. Ottawa and Ontario are equally condemnatory of the foregoing phase of the message, and speaking edi torially, the Globe says that tne message is nothing else than a lot of nothingness, with too much attention to outside affairs and not enough to home ones. COMPANIES MAY COMBINE. Judge Showaller Decides a Famous Case in Farcr ef the Chicago Gas Concern. CHICAGO, 111., Dec. s.— At the conclu sion of arguments in the case of Pitt Bar rows against the Chicago Gaa Company, in the United States court this afternoon, Judge Showalter surprised everybody, in cluding counsel on both sides of the Case, by deciding it at once. It was thought he would take the case, which involves some nice points at law. under advisement for at least two months. The decision was in favor o* the gas company, and according to it they can now combine when and where they please. Pitt Barrows, a Con necticut bondholder of the company, asked for an injunction to restrain the different companies furnishing gas to Chi cago from combining, as he understood their purpose to be under the new re organization plan. This injunction Judge Showalter refused to grant. DEFAULTER, WAltli RETURXB. He IMd JVot Voluntarily Surrender to the Officer. NEW ORLEANS. La., Dec. 5. - The steamer City of Dallas, having on board A. K. Ward, the Memphis defaulter, got in about midnight, and this morning at 9 o'clock Chief Mosley of Memphis left with his prisoner for that city. Chief Moslev says there there is no truth in the story that Ward surrendered voluntarily. Ward claims, that he went aboard the City of Dallas intending to surrender. Mosley says he and his men traced Ward until just before Ward boarded the steamer. A man named Belden said Mosley threw Ward down. When the officers arrived at Puerto Cortes Belden sought them and proposed to produce Ward for $1000. Mos lev ascertained: tt> it Belden really knew W ard's whereabouts and succeeded in learning that he was in hiding on the Citv of Dallas. J'oundrred in 2Uid-Ocean. LONDON, Eno., Dec. 5. — A telegram has been received from Captain» Patterson of tiie British .steamer Madura, which sailed from Hamburg.November L4,for Port Royal, S. C, who has arrived at Corrunna, Spain, stating that the Madura foundered in mid-ocean. Killed by a Oau Explosion. DUBLIN, Ireland, Dec. s.— Three men were killed in one of the streets of this city to-day by the explosion of gas in un derground gaspipes they were repairing. 3f. Challernel- Lacour Very 111. PARIS, France, Dec. 5.— M. Challemel- Lacour. president of the Senate, is very ill, and his condition is regarded as most serious. SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 6, 1895. ARMY OF ARMENIANS. That Is What the Rev. Mr. Chitjian Is Trying to Organize. WILL DIE IX THE CAUSE. Uprisings Will Be Continued Until Turkey Is Entirely Dismembered. ADDITIONAL TALES OF HORROR. Wretched Condition of the Destitute in Provinces That Were Deluged in Blood. BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 5.— A dispatch from Syracuse, N. Y., stated yesterday that Rev. Q. B. Chitjian of that city was organizing an army ot Armenians with the ostensible purpose of returning to their native land and fiphting against the Turkish Government. It is known that he ABDUL 11AMID, SULTAN OF TURKEY, WHO IS REPORTED INSANE. Rome, Italy, Dec. 5.— A dispatch from Constantinople, received in this city, states that the Sultan has become insane. has received many recruits, although as yet he has refused to give his exact inten tentions as to the disposal of the army. The authorities learned to-day of a simi lar attempt being made in this city to enlist the cause of all Eastern Armenians into an armed struggle. The leader of the Government in this city is Rev. Quarckin B. Chitjian, and when seen by The Call correspondent to-day he had this to say about the movement: "We have begun and will continue to cause uprisings year after year until wo dismember the Turkish Government. T may not do any fighting in the mountains myself, but I will do that which will be of greater consequence. I will go about among my people, organize them and spur them on to light for their libertv. They are ready to die: Their dear ones are dead. We are going to our deaths, but I do not think that this country will per mit any further massacres. "Let 1,000,000 die if it will free 2,000,000 Armenians. We will not depend on our force which we gather in America, as it will probably not number over 1000, but we will gain recruits in Europe, and then shall fight until we are exterminated. I know that if I do not fight for my liberty and keep silent that the Turkish Govern ment will again be on us with slaughter. We will die fighting rather than in silence. We are trying to make the people a power in the direct way. If we do not make it a systematic organization we shall be powerless." A special meeting of the prudential com mittee of the American Board of Foreign Missions was called to-day, and as a result an order has been issued calling on th« members forming the. Red Cross Society, of which Miss Clara Barton of Washington is president, to undertake relief work in Turkey as an international organization in that country. It is though that this humanitarian or ganization being international in its char acter is the only one that can suc cessfully carry out the work of American relief, as Turkey herself being a member of the society cannot forbid its work. J>£LVOEJ> IX CHRISTIAN BLOOD. livid Story of the Bold J'Utnder of Many JProvineet. BOSTON, Mass.. Dec. 5.— A letter de scriptive of recent events in Erzeroum, Asiatic Turkey, has been received in Bos ton from a correspondent, who says that the city is quiet and the Government is trying to reassure the people. "But," he adds, "it did that prior to the massacre, and the people are in a state of nervous panic. The strain to which they have been subjected has been wearying, and the future is uncertain. The doors of the houses were beaten in and houses plundered of everything, and many of the poor people have not even money enough to get the doors repaired, and they are afraid to sleep behind broken doors. "About 700 housps and about 1.300 shops were plundered of all that was in them. The number of killed can never be known, for there were many strangers in the city, but it must be very near 1000, if it has not passed it. The number of wounded in the hospital is over 100 and many remain In hiding. The very large proportion of killed demonstrates the fact that the attack, was with intent to kill, which was confirmed by the awful nature of the wounds. "The present condition of the people is as bad as that of Sassoun after the massacre. There no houses remained, but the people could get to districts where they could be housed and scantily fed. Here no district has escaped, and the stories from villages of the outlying districts are heart rending. The attack seems to have been almost universal and very oloody. The wanton destruction of property that could not be removed will be very marked. Boxes and other furniture were split and provisions that could not be carried away were destroyed. Pickles and preserves were emptied into flour-boxes and beets, pota toes, flour and other provisions were piled in the middle of the floor and trampled into pulp. "In Erzeroum alone there are between two and three thousand people destitute of fuel, bedding and food, and the majority have only the clothes they have on their backs. The remnants of the villages are even worse off. Seventy-five thousand dollars were to have been expended in Sas soun this winter. The Sassoun affair is forgotten in this thousandfold more dire calamity that has befallen the country. "The wave started at Constantinople, and has so far swopt through Trebizond, Baboort, Erzinshan, Bitlip, Harpoot and most of the intervening districts. Of the districts, aside from the cities, that have suffered are: Yeerung, at the west; Ke makh, Erzingan, Terjan, Baboort, Kooroo Chai, Ezroomslain, Keepoo, Passen, Kra- roos, Alashgird and Byazia. The entire Erzeroum province has beeen deluged in Christian blood and the bulk of Christian property plundered or destroyed. "The Government is making a show of distributing the plunder collected from the barracks to the rightful owners, though this attempt is rather farcical. A few will get something back, a good many will get nothing. The Government is giving out bread to the destitute. How long this will continue is not known. "More recently there was a scare and the firing: began to be general all over the city. The people became terrified and rushed for places of safety. Ten or fifteen were killed. However, the Government took prompt measures to suppress the firing and it continued only about an hour. It started from the quarrel of two soldiers over loot, in which one shot the other. The Consuls have done all they possibly can for the safety of the city. The English Consuls have done everything for the safety of life and property. The Consuls have suggested that the various Governors be made personally responsible for the safety of the foreigners, both Consuls and missionaries. Only foreign occupation will establish a beneficial change. The reform scheme was born dead and there is no hope from that quarter. If Europe delays longer the suffering this winter will be most har rowing. "The Turks declare that the Armenians made an attack on the Government house, and so the affair began. This declaration is absolutely without foundation. There was no attack even contemplated by Ar menians. The first shot was an aged priest, who was at the Government house to present a complaint to the Governor. He had been robbed in his own house in the village of Tivnig, and only got off with his life by giving a note for $r>oo for five days. He was an inoffensive old man and would be the last man in the world to offer an attack. "Tne attack was made by Moslems after leaving the mosques after the noon hour of prayer, and it was simultaneous all over the city. The Armenians were in their places of business, the most of which were simply death-traps in case of any sort of attack. The silversmiths' row was cut off at. either end. Not a man escaped, and tho shops were not only plundered but wrecked. ''The more violent Armenians — the Hunchagists, had determined to keep perfectly quiet till the scheme of reform was well tried. Those who are forced to give up plunder are bitterly complaining that they were told to plunder and now are forced to give up what they got, besides having ruined their Armenian neighbors and friends. The scheme of reform has uow become an impossibility. The only hope of this land is foreign occupation. This part of the country will undoubtedly fall to Russia. "We hope the time is not far distant when we shall see order restored on a permanent basis. Very many bread Continued on Second I'age 9 ADA NOT IN CUSTODY No Evidence to Connect Her With the Murder of Morris. WILL REMAIN IN JAIL. Prefers Seclusion to the Com pany of the Men Who Are Hounding Her. NOW BEFORE THE GRAND JURY. Bungling Work of the Detectives May Make It Difficult to Convict the Mcßeynolds. RONORA, Cal., Dec. s.— Ada Mcßey nolds, the seventeen-year-old girl who signed a statement for the private detect ives accusing her brothers, Albert and WestJey, of killing George Morris, the operator and WellsFargo agentat Chinese Camp, last month, is again a free girl. The Grand Jury and District Attorney Otis de cided thjs morning that there was abso lutely nothing on which the girl could be held for murder and that she must be re leased from Sheriff Yancey's mansion over the hill. She was released all right, but the child refused to leave the prison, say ing she preferred staying there than going out into Sonora and seeing the people, who would "stare me out of countenance," as she put it. "I want to wait until 'maw' comes with 'paw' and I'll go home with them," Ada said to Deputy Price, who let her out of her cell and told her of the Grand Jury's decision. The girl seems to have under gone a revolution of feeling since her in carceration and she has a perfect horror of the men who were her intimates. Some of the men, including Jasper Brown and a man named Hopkin?, have been hanging about the County Jail ever since she has been there, seeking an interview with her. Of course the Sheriff denied them that privilege, but they still waited until the hour when the girl stepped out and took a look at them and ran back. "I don't want to see those men again. I will not go away from here. Take me somewhere, for God's sake, where I can forget all this." As the girl exclaimed this she threw herself into ttie arms of Mrs. Yancey, wife of the Sheriff, whose family occupy the front part of the jail as a dwelling. Mrs. Yancey comforted the weeping girl and brought her into the house, where she will remain away from the hounds that have been pursuing her. Early this morning the Grand Jury con vened, and Ada Mcßeynolds was one of the hrst witnesses. She told her story substantially as it appeared in The Call. She told how Jasper Brown had become her Intimate friend and had coaxed her to sign a paper stating that her brothers had killed Morris. She related how Brown knew that the statement was false, but that he told her to sign it any way, because if she would it would prove that Morris did not commit suicide. This proof, to her, was equivalent to $5000, as Brown said that the policy was made out in her name. She signed as directed, but only after M. J. Reilly, the other detect ive, swore that he would have no arrests made and that no trouble would come out of the whole thing. The girl's testimony presented both Brown and Reiily in a bad light and they were brought before the jury to explain their position. They stated that the in surance dodge was but a bait to induce the girl to tell what she knew about the mur der, and they professed that their efforts were made only in the interests of justice. Brown produced an old Fireman's Fund insurance envelope with the word "Fire man's" blotted out. On this was written, "Insurance policy, $5000; George Morris in favor of Ada Mcßeynolds." This envelope and a telegraph message from Reilly to Brown saying, "Our general agent is in town ; bring Ada to see him,'' gave the girl all confidence that the in surance money would be hers and no ar rests would be made, since both Reilly and Brown said so. The nature of the evidence was such that the jurors promptly ordered the girl to be liberated and incidentally took occasion to let both Reilly and Brown know what they thought of that class of detective work which they had exploited. "What can yon expect from private de tectives?" District Attorney Otis said. "They had no business to ever have ar rested that girl. The result of the bungling work, principally on the part of Brown, is that the Grand Jurors are very much in a quandary." The evidence on which to indict the Mc- Reynolds for the murder of George Morris is meager enough without all the "faking" that has been indulged in, and the jury is averse to taking action. If Westley Mc- Reynolds is guilty of having murdered George Morris he was not given sufficient chance to talk and boast of it. Two or three days' more detective work before he was arrested would have fastened the noose around the fellow's neck. He is a talkative man, and some say he boasted that he would kill the other Morris boys as he had their brother. Detective Reilly, Sheriff Yancey and District Attorney Otis all procrastinated, thinking it for the best, but Jasper Brown drank too much, and began telling the people about Chinese Camp that Westley Mcßeynolds was the murderer and was about to be arrested. This talk precipi tated the action of the authorities. West ley Mcßeynolds and his brother Albert were arrested and housed in the County Jail ahead of the time the mob assembled to lynch them. Now Westley Mcßeynolds lies back in his dark cell and actually laughs. He seems to be easy of feeling and does not show any dread of the re sult3 of the terrible accusation made against him. Westley depends chiefly for an acquittal on the testimony of the Ward family. He claims that he was heard to cough by them some time about the hour when the murder was committed. If this is the only alibi the accused can present there is every likelihood that the detec tives will hang him. The "cough'' alibi was started some days ago. Detective Reilly suggested it him self to one of Westley Mcßeynolas' friends, saying : ''I hear that the Wards for whom Westley worked heard him coughing in bed the night of the murder, but I don't believe it." That was the bait Westley Mcßeynolds heard, and he swallowed it. Since that time he is depending on that alibi. The Wards deny they saw Westley that night. There is a wonderful revul sion of feeling in regard to the accused men since the methods of the private de tectives to obtain their conviction have been bruited. It is now believed that even if indictments are found a conviction can not follow on account of the lack of evi dence. The situation is so very different from that of Sunday, when Senator John Shine of Mariposa, Stanislaus and Tuo lumne believed it advisable to drive to Chinese Camp with Jim Gillis, "Truthful James," as he is better known, to talk to the mob and prevent the prospective lynching. There is a quarrel that has started among some of the friends of the murdered man. It seems that at the time of the arrest the telephone wires of Calaveras and Tuolumne counties were kept hot by somebody call ing up Goorge Morris' friends, telling them of the cold-blooded murder and urging the speedy lynching of the suspected. This was an appeal of great significance, the de ceased standing not only as a very popular man amone the masses, but as a prominent member of the Knights of Pythias and of the Foresters, representing a force of 213 friends and brothers in the county. The telephone agencies in the various town ships and stations on realizing that trouble was brewing cut off the wires. Now this attempt to pather a mob for lynching pur poses is known to everybody and no one cares to shoulder it, preferring to let the blame rest on another. The result is that the Morris brothers at Chinese Camp, who are the telephone agents, are being accused of the whole matter. They deny it, and in some way Private Detective Reilly and one of the night clerks at the City Hotel in Sonora have come together with mutual accusations of guilt. No matter who tried to incite the riot, it had a retrograding ef fect and the men in jail have a much better chance for a fair trial by jury than they have baa before. KILUHG OFF THE BUFFALO. Within a Short Time No Wild Animals Will Be Left in the National Park. Incompetency of Soldiers and Officers Shown by the Wholesale Slaughter. HELENA, Mont., Dec. s.— lf the present rate at which the wild animals in the Na tional Park are being killed is continued it will not be many months ere that beauti ful park will have lost all its larger game. The wholesale slaughter demonstrates that the officers and soldiers put there to guard the park and protect the animals are eitner incompetent or unable to do the work. Not many years or months ago the park herd of buffalo numbered about 500 and to-day it is impossible to find fifty head. One gentleman who came from the park last week said that he visited every nook of the place and saw less than twenty. He was sent down as an official investi gator of that very matter and made that report on his return. His visit was con nected with the recent arrest of Thomas Courtney of Butte, who is now under bonds of $1000 to appear before Judge Mc- Hatton to answer to the charge of killing twelve buffalo in the park. He killed the animals only recently and sold some of the heads and hides in Butte. The au thorities are loth to take any notice of these depredations, and Courtney would not have been molested had he not openly sold the skins and told where he killed the animals. DID NOT MEET WITH FOUL PLAY. Lawyer Janes' Suspicions Connected With the Death of the Originator of Living Pictures. NEW YORK, N. Y., Dec. 5.-Wiliiam H. Janes, a lawyer, called at the Coroner's office this afternoon. He told Coroner Hoeber that the death yesterday of Ed ward Von Kalanyi (the originator of liv ing pictures) had occurred under suspi cious circumstances at his late home yes- terday afternoon. Coroner Hteber re quested the police to keep the woman with whom Kalanyi had been living under surveillance pending an investigation. An autopsy was performed this after noon. The result showed that death was due to rapid consumption. Coroner Hoeber said it is a wonder Kalanj'i did not die sooner as he was in bad shape. WERE BEAT EX TO DEATH. An Aged Woman and w Man Killed in a Brutal Manner. COLUMBIA, S. C, Dec. 5. -News of a dastardly lynching which occurred in this State last Monday night reached here to night. It took place in Colleton County, near the Barn well and Hampton lines, and was not known generally in that vicinity until Wednesday morning, when the dead bodies of two victims, stripped of their clothing, were found, one being an old woman. They had been taken out and beaten to death with buggy-traces. The man's offense was that he was suspceted of having stolen a Bible and some furniture from a church, and the woman's offense being that she was supposed to know something of it. Liquor seems to be the on Jy incentive to the deed. Western Roads Agreeing. CHICAGO, 111., Dec. s.— The threatened dissolution of the Southwestern Traffic Association has been averted for the time being at least. The Cotton Belt road recently withdrew and it was feared that this withdrawal would be followed by Others and the life of the association thus placed in danger. To-day the Cotton Belt road agreed to rescind its withdrawal for ten days, pending the outcome of the ad visory committee of the Western immi grant clearing-house's controversy with the Southern Pacific. It was intimated that the Western roads had agreed upon what percentage they would allow the Southern Pacific, and that the whole mat ter might be satisfactorily adjusted. To Connect With the Flyer. CHICAGO, 111., Dec. s.— Beginning De csmber 8 the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific fast train for Omaha, leaving Chi cago at 5:45 p. m., will arrive at the Union Pacific transfer station at 7:55 a. m., con necting with the new Union Pacific flyer. PRICE FIVE CENTS. MET WITH A RUPTURE Pittsburg Bankers Will Not Raise the Expected Million TOR AIDING UNCLE SAM. Waiting for the President's Mes sage Not the Only Motive for Delay. SPIRIT OF JEALOUSY AROUSED. Of All the Concerns That Promised Gold Only One Made Any Shipments. PITTSBFRG, Pa., Dec. s.— Some months ago Pittsburs bankers formed a syndicate for the purpose of raisins: $1,000,000 in gold for shipment to Washington for the purpose of keeping up the treasury reserve fund. At that lime the Pittsburg bankers were as willing to help out Uncle Sam as any bankers in the country. A rupture, however, has occurred somewhere — just where nobody seems to know — and as a result the $1,000,000 has not been raised. James H. Willock, president of the Sec ond National Bank, Pittsburg, took it upon himself to raise the money in this city. He is said to have visited every one of the sixty odd banking institutions here, and s cured promises aggregating $1,000,000. Eight or ten of the largest and soundest banks in the city had agreed to furnish, this amount. It was resolved to wait until after the President's message* was submitted, ostensibly for the purpose of learning just what the administration desired in the way of financial rehabilita tion. Back of thi3, however, there seems to have been a hidden motive for delay. Jealousy had been stirred up among the banks, and the trouble-makers were rap idly sowing the seeds of discontent. Promises were withdrawn and those who had opposed the syndicate idea from the first chuctcled heartily as they saw the million-dollar fund dwindle down to a paltry $100,000. As an excuse for broken pledges several said they had talked the matter over and concluded that there wa3 no use of draining the banks of gold when the depletion of the Government reserve fund was habitual. They maintained that as long as there were no remedies forth coming to stop the steady drain on the treasury, it was just like sinking gold into an endless abyss. Of all the banks that had promised to send gold to the treasury only one could be found to-day that lived up to its obliga tions. This was the People's National Bank, which shipped $100,000 yesterday. This bank also shipped $150,000 in gold some months ago, making $250,000 in all. Most of the cashiers and bankers when questioned to-day on the matter would give no reason for the change in sentiment t but curtly replied that they had nothing to say. SUSPECT THE TREASURER. Officials Investigating the Burn* ing of a County Court house. Evidence That Vaults and Record* Were Tampered With Just Before the Fire. LINCOLN, Nebr., Dec. s.— State Housa officials are in possession of facts which, will lead to a searching investigation 08 the burning of the Gosper County court honse at Eiwood on November 14. Accord ing to reports received C. A. McCloud, State Examiner of County Treasurers, ar rived at Eiwood on November 13 and had spent one day examining the accounts of W. E. Aldrich, County Treasurer. He says Treasurer Aldrich and a young clerk; came back to the courthouse at night to do some work and remained until 11 o'clock. They went away, and at 5 o'clock in the morning the courthouse was destroyed by rire. Subsequent examination showed that> the vault was in fair condition, although some one had been in it and not only opened the inside vault door leading into the County Clerk'a office, but also left open the inner door of the vault which leads into the County Treasuier's office. The outer door of these two entrances to the vault preserved the records. The discovery was also made that many of the Treasurer's books were missing. Examiner McCloud has been instructed to continue his investigation and an ex* tended report is expected soon. SECURITIES AT A.UCTIUy. Those of One Trust Company I'asa Into , the Hands of Another. ' KANSAS : CITY, Mo., Dec. 5.-Securi ties of the Jarvis-Conklin Mortgage Trust | Company of the face value of $1,775,000 i were sold this afternoon on the steps of the Federal building by J. F. Downing, re ceiver for the company. They were first sold in separate lots and afterward resold in bulk, according to an order of the court, which : required the double sale. The North American Trust Company was the successful bidder in the sale in bulk and 1 took all the ~ securities for $236,000. The amount was less than $10,000 more than the total amounts bid in the separate sales.' j R. R. Conklin of the old Jaryis-Conklin ; Company is the controlling officer of the North American Trust Company, and was present lat the sale, though the bidding was done by his attorney, H. M.''Beards ley.-',.'-- • -- ■' ,'■•-; ' : . . . , ■-■ ■ . ' Fine paper with a beautiful monogram or address or crest-^j how luxurious ! 227 Post street 1T _ ._, „_>, 115 Buah street. H S^OrQC.KER C^