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VOLUME LXXIX.-NO. 17.
TORTURED TO DEATH.
Fate of Bishop Hohanes
and His Servant in
OTHER PRIESTS KILLED.
Fifty-Three Villages Around
Harpoot Burned by the
AND HTTNDBEDS PERISHED.
Fugitives From Marash and Aintab
Reached Alexandretta After a
LONDON, Eng., Dec. 17.— The represen
tative in Constantinople of the United
Press, telegraphing under yesterday's date,
says that advices from the interior of Asia
Minor are meager, owing to the fact that
there are very considerable delays in the
receipt of mails.
The latest letters received from Harpoot
are dated November 13. They state that
fifty-three villages around Harpoot have
been burned and hundreds of their in
Bishop Hohanes, together with his
servant, was tortured to death. Most of
the priests were tortured and killed in
attempts to compel them to adopt Islam
ism. Some of the priests yielded under
the torture they were subjected to.
At Nussis, near Adena, the commander
of the Redifs pillaged a church and as
sailed the wife of a priest. The priest tele
graphed a complaint to the authorities at
Adena and was afterward arrested and
thrown into prison.
Advices from Alexandretta, dated No
vember 20, are to the effect that a number
of fugitives from Marash and Aintab have
reached there after a terrible journey.
They state that many Armenians died
along the roaa, where their bodies remain
The Porte on Sunday circulated reports
that the Armenians at Zeitoun pillaeed
and burned nine villages, killing 250 Mos
lems, including 16 women, whose bodies
ROME, Italy, Dec. 16.— The Pope has
sent 20,000 lire for the relief of the sufferers
from Turkish misrule in Anatolia, in addi
tion to the 50,000 lire previously given by
him for the same purpose.
CRUISE OF IHV SAS~ FB.A.XCZBCO.
T*9 F'laquhip Will Remain in the Ticinity
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 16.— The
flagship San Francisco arrived at Mersino,
Syria, yesterday from Alexandretta, and a
report to that effect was received at the
Navy Department by cable.
She will continue to cruise in the vicin
ity until the perturbed state of affairs in
Turkey becomes more favorable to Ameri
SHIPS IS TURKISH WATERS.
American Cruisers Umder the Command
of Admiral Selfridge.
The American squadron now in Turkish
waters comprises three vessels of the nevr
navy, and they will compare favorably
with any of those belonging to the Euro
pean powers. There is the first-rate
cruiter Minneapolis the second-iate San
Francisco and the third-rate Marblehead.
The Minneapolis has a displacement of
7375 tons, and he- speed, over twenty-three
knots, makes her the fastest cruiser in the
Admiral Selfridge who commands the
squadron is one of the ablest and bravest
officer? of our navy. Of all the foreign
officers he will meet at Smyrna or the
Golden Horn he will not find one who has
seen half of the hard fighting which he
has or has had anything like his ex
perience of command in actual warfare,
and there are more veterans among his
captains and lieutenants than any foreign
fleet is likely to be able to muster.
REVIEWED THE GARRISONS.
Emperor William Then Paid a Visit to
HAMBURG, Germany, Dec. 16.—Em
peror William this morning reviewed the
garrisons at AJtona, Harburg and Wands
beck. Afterward an inspection was made
of the wharves. Later the Emperor took
luncheon with General Count yon Walder
see. His Majesty left Altona at 4 o'clock.
Prior to his departure he telegraphed to
Prince Bismarck at Friedrichsruhe an
nouncing that he was going to visit him.
When the train arrived at the Friedrichs
ruhe station Prince Bismarck was waiting
to receive the Emperor. After greetings
had been exchanged the old ex-Chancellor
thanked the Emperor for the unexpected
honor he had conferred upon him. They
then went to the Prince's residence, where
tlie Emperor remained until 7 o'clock,
when after warmly bidding farewell his
Majesty started on his return to Potsdam.
ATTACK OX A CARAVAN.
More Than One Thousand Men Said to
Have Been Slain.
ZANZIBAR, Africa, Dec. 16.— Advices
have been received here that on the night
of November 22 a caravan of 1200 men,
en ror.te for Eldoma, was attacked by
Chief Masai and his followers and more
than 1000 of the men comprising the cara
van were murdered.
Disasters Among Shipping.
ST. JOHNS, N. F., Dec. 16.— The vessels
arriving at this port to-day report having
encountered frightful weather on the At
lantic. The schooner Argonaut, hence for
Halifax, has been given up as lost. The
French cable steamer Pouyer Quertier,
ashore at St. Pierre, has been abandoned
by the underwriters. She is full of water.
Defeated Gome* and Maceo.
MADRID, Spaix, Dec. 16.— A dispatch
to the Imparcial from Havana says that
Colonel Arizon has defeated Gomez and
Maceo with heavy loss at Mai Tiempo.
The rebels retreated hastily, burning the
railway bridge at Flora behind them and
catting o*f communication between Cicn
fuegos and Santa Clara.
To JMrect Trade Disputes.
BERLIN. Germany, Dec. 16.— Dr. Yon
The San Francisco Call.
AUSTRIAN FLEET, SIX SHIPS. GERMAN FLEET, TWO SHIPS. RUSSIAN FLEET, THREE SHIPS. AMERICAN FLEET, THREE SHIPS.
Boetticher, Minister of the Interior for the
whole Empire, introduced in the Reich
stag to-day a bill providing for the crea
tion of a chamber composed of artisans
and employes, the duty of which it shall
be to direct trade disputes. None of the
other Ministers were present when the bill
was introduced. Disapproval of the meas
ure was expressed on all sides.
FOUGHT £Ji TUCATAS.
Duel With l'istoXs Between an Editor and
a Jiich Spaniard.
MERIDA, YUCAIAH, Dec. 16.— A duel
with pistols has been fought here by Senor
Arguellos, editor of the Echo di Comercio,
and Senor Rodriguez Cabailero, a rich
bpaniard. The Spaniard was badly
wounded. The editor was unscathed.
Articles in the Ec o favored the Cuban
cause. Smior Caballero replied to them
through the Raza Latina. a Spanish organ
printed in the City of Mexico, seriously
reflecting on certain Yucatan families.
Public sympathy here is with Senor Ar
guellos, both on his own account and be
cause of the friendly sentiment here for
WILL GO OUT ON A STRIKE.
Street Railway Employes of Philadelphia
Decide to Tie Up All the
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Dec. 16.— At the
meeting to-night of the Amalgamated As
sociation of Railroad Employes it was de-
cided to declare a strike upon the lines of
the Union Traction Company. Ex-Gov
ernor Pattison and Thomas Martindale,
representing a committee of citizens, were
present and urged t->e men to try to effect
further arbitration of their differences with
the railway company. The efforts of the
two gentlemen were \insuccessful, and the
decision to strike was made.
The decision of the executive committee
is not final, but was submitted later to a
mass-meeting of the association, at which
a time for striking was to be fixed.
At the mass-meeting to-night of mem
bers of the Amalgamated Association of
Street Railway Employes it was decided
to go on a strike at 4 o'clock to-morrow,
and no cars will leave the depots manned
by members of the association. Of the
6100 employes 4500 of them are members
of the association, but it is believed that
fully 95 per cent of the entire employes of
the company will refuse to man the cars.
Thie strike will tie up every line in the
city excepting the Arch-street line and the
Race and Vice street line, which are not
controlled by the Union Traction Com
It was asserted by a man close to the
management that the conipanv was pre
pared for a strike. Offers of experienced
motormen and conductors from Chicago,
Pittsburg, Brooklyn, Baltimore and other
cities, it was stated, had been received. A
letter from Chicago offered to send on 500
COMBINE ON BRASS GOODS
Leading Dealers of the Country
Take Steps to Form
Three San Francisco Companies are
in Sympathy With the
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Dec. 16.— At Pitts
burg on next Thursday the initial steps
for a plumbers' brass goods trust of all the
leading dealers of the country is to be
taken. A preliminary meeting was held
secretly at the Astor House, New York,
last Thursday, at which thirty of the larg
est firms in the country which deal in
plumbers' brass goods were represented.
A circular has been prepared and ad
dressed to all the leading plumbers in the
country and those who have expressed
themselves as being in favor of the com
bine are the following: The Eaton, Cole
and Burnbam Company, The Kelly-Jones
Company, The Mayor-Lane Company, The
Haydenville Manufacturing Company of
New York, E. K. Wright & Co., J. Regster
& Son, Baltimore Bell and Brass Works and
Henry McShane & Co. of Baltimore; C. H.
Dution, the J. Roy'.ance Brass Works and
W. T. Garrett & Co. of San Francisco; The
Thomas Brass and Iron Company, Rundle
& Spence Manufacturing Company, Mil
waukee Brass Manufacturing Company
and The Hoffmann-Billings Company of
Milwaukee; Savill, Walse & Co., Charles
Perkes, The Haines-Jones Cadbury Com
pany and McCambridge & Co., Limited, of
Philadelphia; The William Powell Com
pany and The Forest City Brass Works of
Cincinnati; Bailey-Farrell Company of
Pittsburg; L. Wolff Manufacturing Com
pany and Lehner-Johnson-Hoyer Manu
facturing Company of Chicago; Wai worth
Manufacturing Company of Boston ; H.
Mueller Company of Decatur, 111. ; Cham
bers & Ainslee of New York: R. M. Wilson
of Rome, N. V. ; The Aliren-Ott Com
pany of Louisville; The Brass and Iron
Works of Fosteria; E. Stebbins Company
of Springfield, and the Buckeye Iron and
Brass Works of Dayton.
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 17, 1895.
WARSHIPS NOW IN TURKISH WATERS.
TO FACE ERIN'S FOES
Many Men of Boston to
Fight for Ireland's
COMPANIES ARE RAISED.
Most of the Members Good Shots
and Drilled With Great
SO SAYS COLONEL SCANNELL.
Leaders of the Movement Are Military
Veterans and Well Versed
BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 15.— The dispatch
printed this morning as to the formation
of an Irish- American army for the libera
tion oi Ireland in the principal cities of
the country was shown to-day to Colonel
Roger F. Scannell, one of the olMest mem
bers of the Ancient Order of Hibernians
in this section of the country, ana who is
also prominently identified with the Clan
na-Gael and other Irish organizations.
"You can say for me," said Colonel
Scannell, "that there are alrpady in this
city several companies formed of the Irish-
American army. They have been drilling
regularly in their respective halls and
most of the members are good shooters.
The companies are located in the city
proper — South Boston, East Boston,
Charlestown and Roxbury— and all told
there are 1300 men enrolled in the new
"In addition to drilling in their
respective halls the members of the
organization take additional holidays and
go out into the woods, where they practice
with their rifles. The leaders of the move
ment are military men, nearly all of whom
are veterans. The bulk of the organiza
tion are mostly young men who are imbued
with enthusiasm and are ready to do all in
their power for aiding their native land.
"The Clan-na-Gaels believe in open war
fare and are opposed to so much secrecy in
the agitation for the freedom of Ireland.
They intend to have it conducted in a more
open manner and upon broader principles.
It has been proved in the past in all Irish
movements that the more secrecy which
prevailed resulted in detriment to the
cause. This was due no doubt to the
selfishness of the leaders of the movement.
In many cf the Irish movements large
amounts of money have been contributed
by the Irish people and the handling of
these large amounts of money is tempting
to all parties.
"At present there is a difference of opin
ion among the leaders of the movement
on the question of religion entering into it.
Some of the leaders argue that from the
days of Henry G rattan, Protestant Irish
men have been as faithful as Catholic
Irishmen in their devotion to the 'old sod.'
In the ranks of the Clan-na-tJael are many
Protestant Irishmen, including ministers,
and they have been true and steadfast
members of the order. On the other hand
it has been proved that informers were
Protestant Irishmen who were the hired
officials of the British. Among Clan-na
Gaels the question they are now discussing
is whether, in this new movement, it is
safe to trust so important a matter to the
"This Irish- American army must not be
confounded with the Ancient Order of
Hibernians. It is true that there are
thousands of Hibernians who are also
Clan-na-Gaels. The ancient order, how
ever, is a benevolent organization, but at
the same time they are loyal in their de
votion to their native land."
Colonel Scannell added that the time for
oratory had gone by and "we must be
ready for other means. While Parnell
lived we thought that Ireland would re
ceive what it ought to by moral suasion,
but having failed in that direction we must
try some other methods.
•'Some idea of the strength of the Clan
na-Gael in this country," said Colonel
Scannell, "can be gained from the state
ment that there are 700,000 men enrolled
in the organization. Councils for the Clan
na-Gael are established in every State in
the Union. The union is strongest in Chi
cago and Philadelphia, while New York
and Boston come next in order.
"There is no reason why, if the Tory
Government cannot give Ireland what she
is entitled to, it is not now time that the
Irish, who are in a position to demand
their rights, should avail themselves of
different means to try and obtain them.
Europe was never so long in peace and
slumber before, and she cannot remain in
that position much longer."
In closing the colonel said: 'European
wars must take place now and again, and
if anything should happen the Irish-
American will be found ready for the con
flict and the Hub of the universe will
furnish its complement of the army."
TARRED AND FEATHERED A THIEF.
College Students Dealt Summary Punish-
ment on a Rich but Pilfering
WILKESBARRE, Pa.. Dec. 16.— Charles
Durchek, a student at the Wyoming Serai
nary in Kingston, a resident of Freeland,
Luzerne County, where his father is a
wealthy brewer, was tarred and feathered
by about thirty stud2nts at 1 o'clock this
morning on the campus. The students
had for the past few weeks missed articles
from their rooms, find, after quietly inves
tigating the matter, found that Durchek
At 1 o'clock this morning the door of
Durchek's room was broken open aod he
was gagged, and, in his nightshirt only,
was taken to the campus. There he con
fessed, was stripped naked and coated
with tar. The feathers were then added
by liberal handfuls, after which he was
released. The boys went back to bed and
Durchek spent all night in his room crying.
When he did not come down to breakfast
this morning the faculty learned of the
matter and President Sprague, after hav
ing the boy cleaned, expelled him. It is
thought he will not do anything to the
boys who were encaged in the affair.
BUSCH'S DAUGHTER WEDS.
Great Is the Display of Wealth
and Beauty at the
Amid Scenes of Splendor the Brewer's
Child Becomes the Bride of
Paul yon Gontard.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Dec. 18.— The marriage
of Miss Clara Hazel Busch of this city and
Paul yon Gontard of Westphalia, Ger
many, occurred at the Church of the Mes
siah at 7 o'clock this evening, Rev. Dr.
John Snyder officiating. The bride is a
daughter of Adolphus Busch, the well
known brewer, and has just attained her
eighteenth year. The bridegroom is 30
years of age and is engaged in mercantile
life in Germany and England.
Never before has this city witnessed such
a magnificentdisplay of wealth and beauty
as attended the ceremonies of this wed
ding. The most elaborate decorations
which ingenuity could suggest and wealth
procure were to be seen at the church and
also at the Southern Hotel, where the en
tire second floor had been reserved for the
reception which followed immediately af
ter the wedding.
Long before the hour approached for the
party to arrive at the church the streets in
that vicinity were packed with people
anxious to gain a glimpse of the bride and
groom and it was with great difficulty that
the police were able to clear a space suffi
cient to admit the bridal party and invited
As the selected orchestra sounded the
inspiring strains of the wedding march
from "Lohengrin" the bridesmaids and
groomsmen formed in couples and inarched
in stately measure down the broad aisle of
the church, Mr. Yon Gontard escorting
Mrs. Busch, mother of the bride, and
Adolphus Busch following with his daugh
ter by his side. At the altar the party
formed in a semicircle and were met by
Rev. Dr. Snyder. The marriage ceremony
was short and simple, and in accordance
with the ritual of the Unitarian church.
After the ceremony the party left the
church to the musical strains of the bridal
chorus from the wedding festivities in
Immediately after the wedding the
bridal^ party's guests drove to the South
ern Hotel, where a reception was held.
Later in the evening Mr. and Mrs. Gontard
were escorted to the Planters' Hotel,
where the bridal apartments bad been se
cured. In a few days the newly married
couple will leave tor a honeymoon tour of
the continent and afterward will take up
their home in Hagen, Westphalia, where
the bride's father has presented her wiih a
residence costing over $100,000.
They Will Xot Fight.
NEW ORLEANS, La., Deo. 16.— There
has been an honorable adjustment of the
differences between Major Hearsey of the
States and Congressman Boatner.
All arrangements for a meeting on the
field at 11 o'clock to-day had been
made, when gentlemen of promi
nence in the State interfered and
brought soch weight to bear as to
reach a basis upon which a settlement of
the differences might be made. The ar
rangements are understood to be. satisfac
tory and the adjustment is honorable to
STOPS THE WARFARE
An Agreement Between the
Panama Road and
BOTH ARE BENEFITED.
Huntington Will Now Control
Traffic on This Side With
DIVISION OF THE PATRONAGE.
Southern Pacific People Promise Not
to Interfere With the Atlantic
NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 16.— C. P.
Huntington, president of the Pacific Mail
Steamship Company, and j. Euward Sim
mons, president of the Panama Railroad
Company, each appended his signature to
day to the traffic agreement which has
been under discussion by the representa
tives of the two companies for more than
a year. The warfare between the two com
panies has been unfortunate and unprofitr
The new contract provides for an inter
change of business by the two companies
without being a pooling agreement. A
continuous transportation line is estab
lished between New York and San Fran
cisco. The steamers in the Atlantic service
will be operated by the Panama Railroad
and the steamers in the Pacific service will
be owned and run by the Pacific Mail Corn-
The agreement gives to the last named
company the right to monopolize the busi
ness of transportation between San Fran
cisco and Panama and also tbe entire
carrying trade between the western coast
of South America and China and Japan
which goes by way of Panama and San
The Panama Company will have the
privileges of the Atlantic coast trade with
out any interference from the Pacific Mail.
In the division of through traffic tne
Panama people will get 55 per cent and
the Pacific Mail 45 per cent. The three
steamships owned by the Pacific Mail
Company now in the Atlantic service will
be sent to the Pacific coast as soon as pos
sible. President Huntington remarked to
day that they were needed there.
AFTER THREE LOXG TEAMS.
Huntinffton, of Course, Will Profit by the
Confirmation of the signing of the con
tract between the Panama Railroad Com
pany and the Pacific Mail Company was
received late yesterday afternoon by
Eugene H. Hinton, the local agent of the
Panama Railroad Company, though Gen
eral Manager R. P. Schwerin of the Pacific
Mail was without such information.
Agent Hinton had no knowledge of the
details of the contract nor when it waa to
go into effect. Negotiations in one shape
and another have been in progress for the
past three years, but heretofore it has been
impossible for C. P. Huntington and J.
Edward Simmons, the presidents of the
Pacific Mail and the Panama Railroad
respectively, to come to any satisfactory
The last negotiations held previous to
the present successful meeting ended
about six weeks ago, when the Panama
people decided to break off all negotia
tions. At. that time President Simmons
placed his company on record as follows:
The Panama Railroad Company has defin
itely decided not to enter into a joint contract
for the operation of the Panama Railroad in
connection with the Pacific Mail Steamship
Company, which has been under consideration
for some time.
The Panama officials have always been dis
posed to encourage fair and businesslike rela
tions with the Pacific Mail, but they have
made it an indispensable condition that the
Panama Railroad should be kept open as an
independent and active competitor of the
This decision of the Panama Company in
sures to American commerce the continued
and active competition of the Panama Rail
While the officials of both companies sep
arate with cordial feeling for each other, the
Panama Company terminates the negotiations
and is proceeding to consummate other plans.
This conclusion was reached only after the
railroad had made all possible concessions con
sistent with the vital interests and safety of
These utterances are significant and
valuable as tending to show the character
of the contract just consummated. From
a reliable source it has been ascertained
that the Panama Railroad Company has,
among other things, contended for the
ritiht to virtually control the making of
through rates between San Francisco and
New York; fora regular pro rata of the
through rate as its share, based on the
proportion of the service it rendered, and
for the disconti.iuance of the Pacific Mail
line between New York and Colon on the
On the other hand, in return for the last
named concession, it was to abandon its
steamship line between San Francisco and
Panama on the Pacific side. A further
condition asked by the Panama people
was the right to charter Pacific Mail
steamers on the Pacific side whenever the
proposed relations should cease to exist.
This precautionary move was deemed
necessary to protect the Panama Railroad
in case the Pacific Mail should at any time
suddenly refuse to continue the contract.
By reserving the right to charter Pacific
Mail steamers the through business of the
Panama Railroad and its Atlantic line of
steamers would not be liable to any serious
interruption, should the contemplated
contract be suddenly annulled by the Pa
cific Mail Steamship Company.
In view of the determined stand taken
by the Panama people in the last unsuc
cessful conference, as indicated in Presi
dent Simmons' announcement, it is con
sidered extremely likely that President
Huntington has, with perhaps some slight
modifications, met all these demands of
If such is the case it will mean that the
Panama Railroad Company's steamers
Progreso, Washtenaw and City of Ever
ett, now plying between here and Panama,
will be laid up and that the three Pacific
Mail steamers on the New York-Colon
route on the Atlantic side will also be
The new contract further means, it is
stated, that the Panama Railroad will be
come a member of the Transcontinental
Association; that rates via Panama will go
up; that shipments by this route will be
diminished; that through overland rates
will advance, and that there will ensue a
stability of rates that will greatly tend to
generally improve commercial conditions.
In railroad circles it is generally con
ceded that while the Panama people may
have gained what they consider a decided
victory, it is still a more substantial one
for C. P. Huntington, owing to the ereat
benefit that will accrue to his pet line, the
Southern Pacific Railroad, from a settle
ment of the Panama-route question and
the consequent diversion of more or less
freight to the all-rail routes.
SHOT BY THE JUSTICE
Statements of an Attorney the
Cause of an En
The Chief of the Supreme Court of
Tennessee Promptly Resented
CHATTANOOGA, Term., Dec. 16.— John
R. Beasly, a local attorney, was shot and
painfully wounded this evening by Chief
Justice D. L. Snodgrass of the State Su
preme Court, in the law office of Brown &
Spurlock. In the Times this morning
there appeared a communication from
Beaaly relative to the settlement of the
State debt in 1870, and a suit brought by
himself in the Supreme Court to test the
validity of that settlement, in which strong
language was used.
Chief Justice Snodgrass had gone to tkk»
office of Brown & Spurlock to see about
a correction of some statements and there
met Beasly. He at once took up the sub
ject with him. denouncing it as false.
Beasly, who was sitting on a sofa, rose to
his feet and asserted its truthfulness,
whereupon the Chief Justice denounced
him as an infamous liar. Beasly had his
hand behind him. and made a motion as
if to take something from his pocket, at
the same time reiterating the statement
that every word written was true, upon
which the Chief Justice struck him in the
face with his fist, following it with a
couple of shots from a. pistol.
At the second shot Beasly cried, "Don't
kill me, Judge," and the firing was dis
continued. One shot struck Beasly on the
left elbow, inflicting a wound that will
probably destroy the usefulness of that
arm. Judge Snoderrass surrendered to the
Sheriff, gave bond for his appearance for
trial when wanted and left to-night for
Murtter of a Jiich farmer.
NASHVILLE, Term., Dec. 16.— Miles
Mitchell, a rich farmer, wnose home is in
Hardeman County, was found murdered
here early this morning. He had $100,
which was taken. Bloodhounds have been
put upon the trail of the murderers and a
lynching may follow.
Five Tears for Bigamy.
ANAMOSA, lowa, Dec. 16.— Editor Cus
ter was sentenced to-day to five years' im
prisonment for the crime of bigamy.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TWO OBLONG BOXES
One Intended for Armour
and the Other for
ARE DEADLY MACHINES.
Suspicious Postal Clerks Detained
the Contrivances in
THE MILLIONAIRES WARNED.
But the Man Who Notified Them Is
Suspected and May Be
CHICAGO, 111., Dec. 16.— Somebody
sent George M. Pullman and P. D. Armour
a premature Christmas present, or, rather,
two of them, which, if they were not in
fernal machines, are deadly enough to
have seriously disfigured the counten
ances of these two gentlemen had they
received and opened the packages which
came through this morning's mails ad
dressed to them.
Anything of unusual appearance ad
dressed to millionaires is generally closely
scrutinized by the postal authorities for
the reason that more than any othsr class
of people they are the targets of the cranks.
So it happened that when the mail was
being made up this morning two oblong
boxes, addressed to the two magnates at
their Prairie and Michigan avenue resi
dences respectively, were held and a tele
phone message sent to each to hold all
mail before opening it. They did not need
this warning, but that is another story.
Last night at 12 o'clock a man called at
the Armour residence and asked for Mr.
Armour. The butler who answered the
Hoor told him that gentleman could not
be seen. The same man also called at Mr.
Pullman's house, made a similar request
and was also refused access. This morn
ing the visits were repeated.
This man, whose name is 8. A. Owen,
and who is now under police surveillance,
suspected of knowing more about the
matter than he cares to tell, told a queer
tale. He says that last night about 9
o clock, while he was standing in an
alley at the back of a State-street
theater, he overheard two men engaged
in a low conversation, the burden of which
was that they intended to blow Messrs.
Armour and Pullman into the next world
through the agency of two infernal ma
chines, which they wonld receive with
their mail to-day.
One of the fellows had a black bottle, out
of which he took frequent draughts, each
time saying to his companion: "Well,
here's to old Pullman and Armour." The
eavesdropper, he said, ]ost no time in going
to the millionaires and giving them warn?
ing of the threatened danger.
If the fellow expected a reward for his
revelations he was disappointed. A tele
phone message to Inspector Stuart of the
Postal Department brought that official
on the scene and Owen was taken to his
office in the Government building and put
through a mild sweatbox experience.
He stuck to his story that the only role
he played in the affair was that of bene
factor. He made a written statement for
the inspector, which was substantially the
same that he made to Armour and Pull
man early in the day.
There is now no doubt that the con
trivances were deadly infernal machines.
The theory of the officials is that the
machines were deadly beyond doubt, but
that the sender, who they believe is Owen,
did not intend death for the recipients, but
merely for the purpose of reaping a reward
for warning them.
On this theory Owen is being detained,
and as there are no pnstal laws which
cover such a case the police have been
asked to step in and have detailed two
detectives on the case. Owen may be
arrested before morning.
He is an employe of Deeds' Metallic
Packing Company, 1635 Marquette build
ing, and an expert worker in metal and
machinist. There is another theory that
Owen intended at first to kill both Mr.
Pullman and Mr. Armour, but weakened
at the last moment. There is but little
evidence, however, to connect him with
the caße. ____________^___
FELL FRO. II A SLACK WIRE.
Athlete Lamore of San Frnnrfsro fatally
NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 16.-His slack
wire performance was proceeding success
fully at Hammonstein's Olympic Theater
to-night when Harry Lamore, at 11:12
o'clock, was seen to lose his balance and
fall on the stage. He lay there motionless,
bat neofiy all the audience took it for
granted that the fall was only a part of his
turn, and were hardly convinced to the
contrary when they saw several of the
stagehands cairy him behind the scenes.
Dr. John H. Nesbit of 248 West Forty
second street, who was in the audience,
went to the rear of the stage and examined
the insensible athlete. He worked over
him for twenty minutes without restoring
consciousness, and came to the conclusion
that Laniore's skull had been fiactured
and that he would probably die. The in
jured man was taken to Roosevelt Hospi
tal. Lamore is about 24 years of age, and
came from San Francisco.
Heavy Shipments of Gold.
NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 16.—Heldel
back, Ickelheimer & Co.will ship $1,500,000
gold, Mulle, Schall & Co. $400,000, and
Ladenburg, Thalman & Co. $750,000 to
Europe by to-morrow's steamers.
Seized a Carload of Seer-
WICHITA, Kans., Dec. 16.— The police
to-day seized a carload of beer belonging
to the Val Blatz Brewing Company, and
carteed it to the city building, where it
was stored in the lock-up.
If Crockers' ever lose a cus-
tomer, it's the customer's fault
— he should state his grievance.
Engraving and stationery.
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