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OURFA'S STREETS DYED CRIMSON. Thousands of Armenians Perish Under the Sword. ONE DAY OF HORROR. I Massacre of the Native Christians Described by an Ameri can Missionary. FOREIGNERS ARE PROTECTED. Forced to Remain as Idle Spectators of the Slaughter— The Plunder Complete. LONDON', Eks., Feb. 16.— United Press correspondent at Constantinople sends the following information : The fol lowing is a letter from Miss Corinna Shat tuck, dated Ourfa, January 7: "We had often heard that the Moslems were dissatisfied with the attempt of Oc tober 2?, which resulted in the destruction of only forty lives and about £150,000 worth of goods, the plunder of 600 shops and 239 houses. After this the Christians were all completely disarmed by the Gov ernment. Some eighty men had been im prisoned, and it was feared that there would be another scene of terror. It came at last with great suddenness. "On Saturday. December 23, the firing of a few guns in the Moslem quarter proved the signal. Immediately an immense mul titude gathered on the hill on the side of the city. • The guards in the streets went to meet the.people, fired a few shots over their heads and then . allowed the mass of wild humanity, thirsty for blood, to pass into the city and begin their work. The horrid work continued until dark. Three soldiers kept the mob back from a street which they wished to guard, constantly proclaiming: 'It is the house of a for eigner whom it is forbidden to touch.' "I saw one man beaten and then shot down on the roof just opposite to me on the other side of the- street. The Syrians and Roman Catholics were also spared. All oilier Christians suffered complete loss of ail home furnishings and some houses were burned. "The number of killed cannot he less than 3500 and may reach 4000. Of tnese it is estimated that 151)0 perished in the great Gregorian church. On Saturday that portion of the city was hardly touched and great numbers of Armenians flocked to the church for safety that night. Sun day morning it begun again at daybreak, and when the mob reached the church the soldiers broke open the doors. Then, entering, they begin the butchery, which became a great holocaust. ' It was partici pated in by many classes of Moslems. "For two days the air of the city was unendurable. Then began the clearing up. During two days we saw constantly men lugging sacks filled with bones and ashes. The dragging off of 1500 bodies for burial in trenches wag more quickly com pleted, some being taken on animals. The last work of all has been the clearing of the wells. From one very large well it is said that sixty bodies were taken. It is well authenticated that twenty bodies were taken from another well. "About 300 persons escaped from the church by way of the roof, which was reached by a narrow staircase on the in side. "Shortly after noon on Sunday some fifteen or more of the prominent citizens and Government officials (not including the mutessariff or the military com mander), preceded by a military band and mounted guard made a grand parade cf the city. They entered th* inclosure of foreigners, and assured them of perfect safety and begged them not to be alarmed, as 'it was nothing that pertained to them. "The work did not cease until dark on Sunday, the 20th. On Monday the Kurds and Arabs were prevented from entering the city, the firing ■ beginning about dawn. All day Sunday a strong guard was about the American premises. A captain Of the army sat upon his horse for hours at the northwast corner, just outside of the church. Repeatedly the foreigners re ceived salutations and assurances of per fect safety from Government officials during that longest of days. It was evi dent that the utmost was done to protect them. "The work of plunder is complete. Lit erally, naught remains. Our wounded are many. I have eighteen under my im mediate care. There is only one doctor for the whole city. He has 350 and can not care for more. The Government pro vides about 200 loaves of bread daily for the poor. But all this kindness will soon come to an end and utter poverty will be the lot of most. "The Protestant pastor, Rev. H. Abou hayatian. and several efficient members of the church are among the dead. An effort was made to secure the body of the pastor for separate funeral, but failed. "The custom in these affairs, so general in Turkey, seem to be for one party to rush ahead and kill. This is followed by an other party, which hurries off the women and children to some mosque, khan or some Moslem house temporarily open for their reception. Lastly, this operation is followed by the - stripping of the houses. "Markets are closed and it is very diffi cult to get some things much needed. We have had but forty-five beds given back to us of those plundered, and a few pieces of copper. As yet I failed to secure more or instructions as to method of procedure for individuals to secure stolen goods. The Government has large numbers of beds, aim much copper was stored for return to the owners, but all fear to stir lest the end has not yet come. "To-day the long expected soldiers have arrived— Boo or 1000. Our city has been hitherto guarded by resident soldiers. We must have your prayers and your pecun iary aid. How. are the people to live through this winter? R USSIA OBJECTS. Why the United States Cannot Have a IHepatch- Boat at Constantinople. CONSTANTINOPLE, Turkey, Feb. 16.— The representative of the United Press in this city learns that Miss White, a member of the family of Rev. George E. White, an American missionary at Mar sovan, has died from smallpox. . It is reported that Russia alone objects o the United States having a dispatch boat here. The Hon. A. W. Terrell, the American Minister, has referred the mat ter to Washington for settlement with the Government at St. Peters Miss Clara Barton and her colleagues of the Red Cross Society have arrived here. APPEAL TO. WOMEN. American Wives and Daughters Asked to Aid Armenians. ■■• NEW YORK, N. V., Feb. 16.— The fol lowing appeal has been issued to the | Women of the United States by the Ar ; menian Relief Association : 1 "In the midst of the black ruins of hun -1 dreds of Armenian villages and once peaceful homes, appalled by the horrible murder of 50,000 men, women and chil dren, shelterless, hungry and in fear of death, 300,000 Christian people, mostly women and children, are ready to perish in the terrible cold of a highland winter. A strong hand must reach out to bring some measure of adequate and instant re lief. "The Duke of Westminster, president of the London Relief Committee, has in formed the Armenian Relief Association that committees for the distribution of help have been established in thirteen principal cities under the supervision of British consular officers and American missionaries. One dollar suffices to sup ply one person with food for two months, so that at least $250,000 more are required to keep the people from starvation until next April. "Is it not natural that the woman heart of the West should be touched by the un paralleled affliction and peril of the women of Armenia? "We appeal to 10-30 women of America to send $100 each, to save at least 100,000 women and children in the depth of the winter that is upon them. The money will be sent direct by cable through Con stantinople to the committees for imme diate distribution. Checks should be sent to Charles H. Stent, treasurer Armenian Relief Association, National Bank of the Republic, 2 Wall street, New York. "Will woman's societies and individuals willing to aid in this work kindly address the Armenian Relief Association, Mail and Express building, New York, for copies of the appeal ready for mailing to friends. Heeaxt M. Kiketchjian, • . ;^; General Secretary.'' SENATOR QUAY'S CHANCES His Managers Are Confident That He Will Go Upon the Ticket. Chairman Leach Disclaims the Rumor That He Is but Engineering a Political Move. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Fob. 16.—Chair man Frank Willing Leach of the Republi can State Executive Committee returned yesterday from Washington, where he had been since Thursday, visiting many politi cians, including Quay. Being asked to throw further light on the announcement of the Senator's candidacy for the Presi dency, Mr. Leach remarked that his busi ness in Washington was to get that in formation. "I have returned home," he said, "with a full understanding of the programme of Senator Quay's friends throughout the country. For three months a score of the Republican leaders of the several States have been urging him to permit the use of his name, but it was not until a few days ago that he gave his assent." To the question whether there would be an aggressive contest in support of Sena tor Quay. Chairman Leach replied: "Yes, the battle is on, and it is a right to a finish, so far as Quay is concerned. What I learned in Washington was in the nature of a revelation to me. I came in contact with a good many of the leading members of both houses, as well as with a number of national committeemen and other Republican leaders outside of Con gress, and I am satisfied that Colonel Quay is the first choice of many of them and the second choice of nearly all." Mr. Leach emphatically denied that the Senator's candidacy was merely for the purpose of holding the Pennsylvania dele gation together. "He is earnestly and aggressively a can didate and will remain so until the end," said he. ELK IX A CANDIDATE. His Intentions Announced in a Talk With a Friend. NEW YORK, N. V., Feb. 17— The Jour nal says this morning: It was authorita tively asserted yesterday that Senator Stephen B. Elkins of West Virginia had announced himself as a candidate for the Presidential nomination at the St. Louis convention. It is said that Mr. El kins can count on the delegates from his State and New Mexico, together with some from the Southern States. The person giving the information said that he had had a conversation with Mr. Elkins in Washington on Saturday, and , he admitted that he would allow his name to be presented to the convention. GLASS WORKS DESTROYED. The Buckeye Factory Razed by a Mid night Conflagration. MARTINS FERRY, 0., Feb. 17.— The Buckeye Glass Works, owned by A. D. Seamon of Wheeling of W. Va., one of the largest plants of the kind in the country, caught fire at midnight. It represents an original investment of $150,000. There are no hopes of sav ing it and the firemen have turned their attention -to saving surrounding buildings. The new $30,000 city light plant is in danger. The glass house, which employs non union men and was the cause of much rioting some time ago, was to resume work March 1. The insurance is light. The plant will be a total loss. The origin of the fire is unknown. RANK ER DAI ACQ ITT ED. Filching Money From Depositors Not a Crime in Wisconsin. MILWAUKEE, Wis., Feb. 16.— Banker F. T. Day of the defunct Plankinton Bank was to-night found not guilty of the charge of having taken money from de positors, although he knew the bank to be insolvent. The jury of the Municipal Court had been out for thirty hours and thirty minutes. The prosecution made application for a trial on the second count of the original information, in which a similar charge is made, with the difference that it is claimed to have, occurred at a later date, but it is almost certain that a trial on this charge will not be granted. Banker Day is still under bond. COLD WEATHER IN THE EAST. The Mercury Drops Below the Zero Mark .'-'.-. in Aew York State. ELMIRA, N. V., Feb. 17.— At midnight the mercury registered 10 degrees below zero, a drop of 30 degrees in ten hours. BINGH AMTON, N.J ; Y., Feb. 1 17.-At midnight it was from 4 to 8 degrees below zero here, according to locality and expo sure. ' SYRACUSE, N. V., Feb. 17.— The ther mometer has dropped 40 degrees within the last twenty-four hours. From ram and slush the weather has changed to intense cold, with quite a flurry of snow. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1896. FEUD AT THE BERLIN COURT Emperor William Snubs M. Herbette, the French Embassador. IS PERSONA NON GRATA. The Kaiser Refuses to Mingle With Diplomats When His Enemy Is Present. SENSATION AT A RECEPTION. Why the Traditions of the Father land's Rulers Were Ignored at the Subscription Ball. BERLIN, Germany, Feb. 16.— The Ber lin season reached its climax on "Wednes day, upon the "occasion of the annual subscription ball, which took place in the Berlin Opera-house. The present season has been in all respects the dullest of any social season since the accession of Em peror William to the imperial throne. This may be readily accounted for by the fact that the court is in mourning owing to the recent death of Prince Alexander of Prussia and the Grand Duchess of Olden burg, and another reason may he found in the withdrawal from Berlin of such emi nent social leaders as Prince Frederick of Hohenzollern, Prince Albert of Saxe- Altenburg, the Duke and Duchess of Eati bor, the Prince and Princess of Stolberg- Wernigerode and the Prince and Princess of Pleas, all of whom have been moved to quit the capital through differences with the Emperor, whose arbitrary manners have become intolerable to those who were accustomed to the social courtesy which prevailed during the reign of the old Em peror, William I. These causes have combined greatly to reduce the number of aristocrats in Ber lin and the tradesmen have consequently suffered severely and the desertion of the capital by the most prominent of the old time social leaders during the period in which hitherto the Berlin shopkeepers and other tradesmen formerly gathered in the real profits of their year's business, has left nothing for these unfortunate merchants to hope for in the way of re couping themselves for the'r outlay in the accumulation of stock, though the bril liancy of the assembly at the opera-house Wednesday evening would seem to refute the stories of extreme embarrassment of the tradesmen. The annual subscription ball is one of the functions of the year at which those who are in no way attached to the court circles and are not recognized as being eligible to association with the higher court circles are permitted to mix with the court personages. At this function, in the old days, it was a custom for the King of Prussia to select a burgher's daughter for, a partner and dance with her, but nowa days the court merely deigns to join in a stately walk-around, the Emperor, the Empress and the officials of the imperial household marching in procession to the music of a Strauss Polonaise. At Wednesday evening's ball the crush exceeded that of any that has been known in the experience of the oldest habitue of this function. A crowd numbering thou sands, among whom were many ladies re splendent with diamonds, bankers, manu facturers and other representatives of the wealthiest class of the community waited to view the imperial procession, but they waited in vain. The court party made its appearance in the imperial box, attended by the members of the court. When the royalties had taken their places the or chestra struck up the music of the pro gramme for dancing and kept going from number to number, and it was some time before any one realized that there was to be no procession. Everybody was asking what had hap pened to cause the Emperor, who is a stickler for traditional customs, to aban don the precedent which has endured for years. Though the public did not know the court knew and the diplomatic circle also knew. The Emperor has a feud with M. Her bette, the French Embassador, who was present in his double function of foreign Embassador and dean of the diplomatic corps. It has been the unvarying rule at this function that at the conclusion of the court procession the imperial party has paid a visit to the diplomatic group and was received by the dean of the corps. The Emperor decided to avoid a reception by M. Herbette, and therefore ordered that the procession be abandoned. This slight seems to be a person 1 one, but it may possibly have important political results. A report is in circulation which is gener ally credited in the diplomatic circle that the Emperor is going to Hubertustock to remain over the carnival, so" as to avoid the duty of receiving M. Herbette at the court ball. If M. Herbette should be re called in the meantime, the Emperor will return in time to be present at the ball. M. Herbette has made his continuance at his post impossible through a suces sion of acts which have been . offensive 4 to the Emperor's ideas of gentlemanly de portment. Members of the diplomatic corps are free to say that, while M. Her bette is a diplomat of undoubted ability, he is by no means a courtier. : His man- ners are conspicuonsly bad, and his share in influencing the recall of : Lieutenant Baron de Grancy, the naval attache to the French Embassy here, representing that tie was not a persona grata with the Ger man court, brought things to a crisis. : The Cologne Gazette prints a vicious article on the subject, declaring that the relations between Germany and France have been rendered a great deal worse than they have been, or otherwise could have' been, through the presence of M. Herbette in Berlin as the chief representative of France. The article has created a great sensation. ' . ■•■.. , The group which clustered about the Empress at the subscription ' ball included the Em press ; Frederick, Princess Freder ick Leopold of Prussia and ;i Princess Fe dore of Schleswig-Holstein, sister of the Empress, the Princess of Reuss, Duchess Wilhelm of Mecklenburg and Princess Margaret of Hesse. The "Empress wore a gown of white taffeta silk embroidered with large flowers. Her corsage was cut low and •" ornamented diamonds Upon her head was a diadem of diamonds and about her neck a necklace of rubies and brilliants. ; ' X.RAYS IX SURGERY. Leaden Fell eta Located and Removed From a Young Man's Hand. . BERLIN, Germany, Feb. 16. — Baron yon Beuol-Berenberg, President of the Reichstag, issued invitations last week to the Ministers, members, of the Reichstag, the Bundesrath and the German press to be present at a special exhibition of the Roentgen jays, which was given by Pro fessor Spiess in the session hall of the Reichstag on Thursday. The great hall was crowded and most of the Ministers were present. Professor Spiess, after making a number of experiments, delivered an explanatory address in which he suggested that sci ence would soon be so developed that one would be able to photograph the contents of secret documents through the letter boxes. The only means of safety the Min isters had, he said, was to use letter-boxes made of lead. Professor Bergmann, the eminent Ger man surgeon, performed the first surgical operation in the hospitals here through the use of the Roentgen rays. The pro fessor extracted a number of pellets which had been for a long time imbedded in the hand of a young man. The position of the pellets, which had previously been probed for without success, was made known through the medium of the rays. Professor Bergmann told the medical students who witnessed the operation that while the discovery of the rays was a welcome addi tion to surgical diagnosis it could not be compared in respect of usefulness to the recent achievements attained by the use of .the antiseptic discoveries of Professor Esmarck. Foreign objects in the human body which were not a source of trouble, he says, ought to be left there, especially in cases where an operation would be dangerous. STRIKES IX GERMAXY. Tailors Rebel Against Starvation Wages in the "Sweatshops." BERLIN, German, Feb. 16.— The male tailors have struck against starvation wages and bad treatment generally, and the Government has taken the side of the strikers, male and female, the female tail ors and seamstresses having gone out sev eral days ago. The employers of these workers are mostly "sweaters." The Vorwaerts, in an article on the strikes, cautions the strikers against com mitting excesses, which, it warns them, will weaken the public sympathy which they now have almost unanimously. Eight incendiary fires have occurred within a short period in the populous Moabit district of Berlin, and the in habitants of the city are greatly alarmed thereat. Several arrests of supposed in cendiaries have been made, but as yet there is no direct evidence against them. In each case combustible material satu rated with petroleum has been found in the buildings set on fire. The fires are at tributed to anarchists, and the police be lieve that the incendiaries are working conjointly with a number of their asso ciates who act as claimants of the 300 marks' reward which is given for the dis covery of a fire. MUST DECLARE HIMSELF. German Ritnetallists Send a Letter of Inquiry to Cleveland. BERLIN. Germany, Feb. 16.— 1n con- j nection with the silver debates in the j Reichstag Herr yon Kardorff, as president of the Bimetallic League of Germany, has sent a letter to President Cleveland asking whether the statements recently made by Dr. Theodore Barth, the eminent German monometallist, member of the Reichstag for Berlin, that Mr. Cleveland had assured I him that he wonla veto any silver bills that Congress might pass were tru«. Dr. Barth, Herr yon Kardorff wrote to Presi dent Cleveland, had pretended that he had received the authority of the Presi dent upon one of the visits which he had made to the United States of late to ex press his views upon the silver question and he was desirous to know whether or not this was the fact. Herr yon Kardorff 's letter was forwarded to Washington through the United States embassy here. : ■ „-.V STEIN'S DEMAXD REFUSED. The Forfeited Bond of the Xew York Capitalist Will Xot lie Refunded. BERLIN, Germany, Feb. 16.— Baron yon Leotirode, Bavarian Minister of Jus tice, made a statement in the Landtag last week, in which he said it would be impos sible to refund the 80,000 marks, the amount of bond forfeited by Mr. Louis Stein, of New York, by his failure to sur render himself and serve the sentence of fine and imprisonment imposed for insult ing Baron yon Thuengen, deputy commis sioner of the Spa at Kissingen. The par don which had been granted him through the proclamation of amnesty issued by the Prince Regent only benefited Stein in so far as it enabled him to return to Ba varia without being compelled to serve out his sentence. TO RECOGXIZE FERDINAND. Germany Will Oppose the Wishes of the Russian Government. BERLIN, Germany, Feb. .16.— Freiherr Marschall' von Bieberstein, Minister of Foreign Affairs, has informed the Turkish Embassador here that Germany will recog nize Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria as the rightful ruler of Bulgaria. On a Tour of Inspection. BERLIN, Germany, Feb. 16.- Lieuten ant-Colonel Ludlow, military attache to the United States embassy to Great Brit ain, passed through Berlin last week on his return from a tour of inspection to the Corinth Canal, which work he undertook in obedience to orders from the Washing ton Government. Colonel Ludlow has now gone to Kiel to survey the Baltic- North Sea Canal. " Compliment to Americans. BERLIN, Germany, Feb. 16.—Ex-Em press Frederick, as a patroness of the Episcopal Church in Berlin, has given a dinner to Mr. J. B. Jackson, United States Charge d'Affaires, who was recently elected to the executive committee as chairman, in compliment to the American section of the church. • WILLIAM'S NEW YACHT. Germany's Kaiser Preparing for Con quests on the Wave. LONDON, Eng., Feb. 16. — The Daily Graphic will to-morrow say that Emperor William is the owner of the large racing yacht that is now being built by D. &W. Henderson & Co. of Glasgow after a de sign by G. L. Watson. The yacht is being constructed on t the ', blocks used for the Valkyrie 111, and the ; same secrecy re garding her dimensions and lines is ob served as was the case when the latter yacht was building. Would Lead a Regiment. ROME, ; Italy, Feb. 16.— The Duke of Aosta, 'i; nephew iof - King Humbert, has begged his Majesty and General Mecenni, Minister of War," to allow him to take command of his regiment, the Fifth Ar tillery, which has been selected . to re enforce the Italian army operating against the Abyssiniaus. QUIET SABBATH AT FRANKFORT. Many Weary Solons Have Gone to Their Country Homes. PAIRED BEFORE LEAVING Their Possible Indefinite Absence Alarms the Steering Committees. . THE HUNTER FORCES ANXIOUS. They Hold a Conference to Try to Bring Back Bolters to the ; Fold. FRANKFORT, Ky., Feb. 16.—Frank fort enjoyed a more quiet Sunday to-day than any Sabbath has been during this session of the Legislature. But four of the members have remained in town. Some of those who left early yesterday arc making their first visit home since they came, and once there the temptation to remain over a while may cause a com motion among the members of the steer ing committees to-morrow. Most of those I leaving for home, however, provided for | any such contingencies by arranging pairs before they left. The men likely to be caught "tardy are the fellows from the mountain counties, who have long fides from and to the nearest railroad stations, and this is rather unfortunate for Dr. Hunter, as most of them are of his party. Their departure at '"is crisis with a chance of not being on hand at Monday's joint session is a strong indication that the enthusiasm in his behalf is growing a little cold, and the disposition to try to end the long and unsatisfactory contest by sub stituting another name for his is spread ing. As indicated in these dispatches a couple of days ago, the likelihood is that alter Monday's ballot there will be an effort made to show what strength the name of a new man will develop. That man is pretty sure to be ex-Chief Justice Holt. It is very certain that he will get the vote of Representative Carroll from Louisville, who is his son-in-law, and possibly that of Mr. Poor, the Populist. With these two additions and any short age on the Democratic side he is elected. But it is safe to predict that Mr. Carroll's vote will hardly be cast for him if it is the one to elect him. So it is a difficult matter to make any forecast of the result as far as Holt is concerned. Judge Burnett might secure the votes of both the Populists, Ed rington and Poor. His attitude on the Goebel bill makes his candidacy dangerous to the bill, as it points to some trading in which the fate of the bill in the House is involved. '.■'•■■'.•/• That some plan is being laid to-day in Louisville to end the Senatorial contest is well assured, but it will not be developed till Tuesday or Wednesday unless the sit uation to-morrow offers the opportunity of electing Hunter or Blackburn. Gen eral Echols and his able lieutenants are not idle to-day, you may be sure. And the matter of whether Kentucky shall have a Republican Senator for the first time in the history of the party or Joe Blackburn be sent back to his old seat, is of small importance to them, in compari son with the question of the repeal of the Southern Pacific charter. In spite of the opposition of the Louis ville Democratic dailies Blackburn is stronger to-day by reason of the dissatis faction in the Republican ranks with the Hunter prospect than he was the first day of toe balloting. With Hunter's weaken ing additional efforts are being made to bring the sound-money men into line for Blackburn. The influence of Secretary Carlisle has been invoked to induce them to stand to the caucus nominee. If Carlisle consents to act in the matter he may influence some, but hardly change Weissinger or Carroll. The former is too obstinate and the latter too much under the influence of the Courier-Journal, which never gives up a fight till it is beaten— when it first up braids the treachery of its opponents and then blacklists them. x With a full attendance and Weissinger and Carroll still refusing to dress up to the Democratic line, Blackburn can't well win, but Bronston, Goebel and his other leaders are very full of resources and there is no telling what will happen. Weissinger's persistent obstinacy is good for the Goebel bill, as he is antagonizing the Blackburn men more and more, and his opposition to it will only serve to make them support it. To-morrow will probably show some thing of the plans of both sides. THE HUNTER MEN' UNEASY. An Effort to Re Made to Bring Back the Bolters. \ FRANKFORT, Ky., Feb. 16.— A con ference was held by the Hunter forces to night for the purpose of trying to bring back the bolters to the Hunter fold. It is reported that a proposition was made to them that if they would come back and try to secure Hunter's election for another week, at the end of that time Hunter would be withdrawn and his strength thrown to Judge Holt. Senator Rum mans has declared his intention of run ning Hunter off the track, but it is not be lieved that he will attempt such a proposi tion.'-r:i/:,.... Judge Holt, it is claimed, can secure one more vote than any other candidate. Appeal to Carlisle. WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 16.—Secre tary Carlisle lias received a petition nu merously signed by Democratic members of .the Kentucky Legislature, asking him to use his influence with the bolting Demo crats to induce them to vote for the Demo cratic caucus nominee , for United : States Senator. Mr. Carlisle will probably, reply to the petition the coming week. EXPLOSION IX A SATCHEL. An Officer Injured While Testing a Safe-. ; : . Cracker's Nitro- Glycerine. OMAHA, Neb., Feb." 16.— At Papillion, just south of .Omaha, last night, the City Marshal saw two men /acting suspiciously and tried with four assistants to arrest them. I. They : , fled I with a satchel, \ which they at length dropped. An exchange of shots occurred, but the robbers escaped. ;S; The satchel was found to contain a fine kit of . burglar tools and a filled water bottle. The bottle was cautiously placed near a creek and a shot fired into it. The earth was ; shaken for several hundred yards, all the windows in the neighbor hood were broken and the man who shot the revolver was so badly injured that he cannot recover for some weeks, The fluid was pronounced to be nitroglycerine, and the escape from a calamity is regarded as miraculous. A search is being made for the burglars, who intended, it is believed, to rob the Bank of Papillion. FJ.URE IS REASSURED. France's President. Xotified That the Cabinet Will Xot Resign. PARIS, France, Feb. IG.— Prime Minis ter Bourgeois this afternoon visited the Palace of the Elysee and informed Presi dent Faure that the Cabinet had decided unanimously not to resign in consequence of the two votes in the Senate blaming the Government for the appointment of Judge Poitevin to conduct the inquiry into the Southern Railway scandal. The Ministers held that the vote of confidence adopted by the Chamber of Deputies on the same interpellation that led to the adverse vote in the Senate was sufficient justification for them to remain in office. The Cabinet will hold another meeting on Tuesday. Suspends the Diet's Sitting. TOKIO, Japan, Feb. 16.— The Emperor has sent a message to the Diet suspending its sitting for ten days. When the mes sage was received the Diet was discussing the situation growing out of the recent revolution in Korea, which resulted in the murder of the Prime Minister and other officials and the King's taking refuge in the Russian legation. JACKSON LEADS THE WAY. Officers Shown to the Spot Where Pearl Bryan Met Death. The Negro Driver's Strange Story Discredited in His former Home. CINCINNATI, Ohio, Feb. 16.— George Jackson, the negro driver'who claims to have driven Jackson, Walling and Pearl Bryan to the scene of the Fort Thomas murder, was put into a conveyance this morning and told to drive over the same route he followed on that fatal night. With him went a large party of detectives and newspaper men. Jackson drove the vehicle over a deso late route, through mud and brush, and finally stopped a short distance from where the headless body was found; then, taking a by-path, he led the party directly to the spot. His wonderful accuracy in picking his way through the woods in the dark, coupled with his identifying the prisoners last night in a crowd of forty men, lends color to his story, which is only discredited by his continued silence for nearly two weeks while the country was talking of the crime. Mullen, the livery stable man from whom the negro Johnson claims the sur rey he drove Jackson and Walling with their victim to the scene of the murder, finds by reference to his books that the vehicle was rented out on the night of the murder. An examination of the surrey to-night disclosed what is believed to be blood stains in the bottom on the seat. A small bead, exactly like the ones on Pearl Bryan's hat, was also found in the bottom of the surrey.,- , -.-:, Sentiment is divided as to faith in Jack son's statements, but nobody accepts it ! without hesitation. . v . ; . ; SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Feb. 16.— George H. Jackson, the negro who claims to have driven the cab that carried Pearl Bryan to death, lived here until about the middle of j October. He was, up to about that date, hostler for Dr. A. H. Vance. Chief of Po lice Van Tassel, together with the family of Dr. Vance, regard Jackson's story as a | "fake," knowing as they do his reputation M a seeker after notoriety. Jackson, only a few days before he left ! here for Cincinnati, showed up at police headquarters and told a wild tale about j being held-up shortly after midnight by j William Melvin, while on his way home from a lodge meeting. The evidence secured showed that at the time Melvin wa3 in "Washington Court house, and that a watch Jackson claimed had been stolen was here in one of the pawnshops. Police Court Bailiff Johnson stated to night that there is a charge hanging over Jackson here now for embezzlement, pre ferred by a lodge he belongs to, the United Brethren of Protection. Major Hoover, a well-known citizen, said to-night in commenting on Jackson's story: "Jackson's story is simply absurd. Why should Doc Jackson and Walling in crease their danger by dragging a third and unknown party into the plot, and es pecially when he was not needed?" CAPTIVE .cms PUT TO DEATH, Continued from First Page. Article 4. All passes hitherto issued hereby become null and void. In the second proclamation, after for mally assuming the captain-generalship of the army, he continues:. Prisoners caught in action will b<» subjected to the most summary trial, without any other investigation, except that indispensable for the objects of the trial. -". ' : I make known that, taking advantage of the temporary insecurity of communication be tween the district capitals and the rest of the provinces, notices which convey uneasiness and alarm are invented and propaeated and some persons, more daring still, have taken advantage of this to draw the de luded and the ignorant to the rebel ranks. I am fully determined to have the laws obeyed and to make known by special means the dispositions ruling and frequently applied during such times as > the present, through which the island is now passing, and to make clear how far certain points go in adapting them to the exigencies of war. 1 make known, order and command that the fol lowing cases are subject to military law, among others specified by the law: Clause 1. Those who invent or propagate by any means notices or assertions favorable to the rebellion shall be considered as being guilty of offense against the integrity of the nation. 2. Those who destroy or damage railroad lines, telegraph or telephone wires or appa ratus, or those who interrupt communications by opening bridges or destroying highways. 3. Those guilty of arson. 4. Those who sell, facilitate, convey or de liver arms or ammunition to the enemy, or who supply such by any other means. 5. Those who, being telegraphers, divulge telegrams referring to the war, or who send them to persons who should not be cognizant of them. - ' •.<.-'-.,•-■•• 6. Those who,. in any manner, revile the prestige of Bpaln, her army, the volunteers or firemen or any other force that ; co-operate with the army. ._ .";.-.- . . died. -': REGAN— In this city, February 16, 1896, Mary, beloved f wife of William Regan and mother of Willie, Mamie, Catherine, Alice and Edward Regan, and sister of John and Katie Kidney, a native of Kinaale, County Cons, Ireland, aged 33 years."- '• --■■-'-.-/.*;.--•»----•-.■. " jW -Notice of funeral hereafter. - SEW 10-DAT.' Mortis Wool Our Fortifications are our soldiers arrayed in line handling- tons and j tons of cloth forthe ben- efit of the public, and thereby throwing de- structiveness into the camps of our so-called competitors. Our stronghold our Generals have mapped out in our prices, which are the talk of the town, and which have thrown shot and shell into the ranks of every tailor in the city. Look at these prices, and then can you won- der why they talk: We will make you to order & A i a ft ft Black or Blue Cheviot Suit, IP lI. UU guaranteed fast color, all _m I II ■ wool, for U? I v' Other tailors t>ride themselves on same at 920. We will dress you in a Three- , - Button Cutaway Suit, to order, of Black Clay Won- A a A TA ted, guaranteed fast color, IP 't J, Oil elegantly tailored and Jtt I f ■ finely trimmed, for ijjt I U Other tailors praise them at $25. We will catch your eve on our Black and Blue "Serge, all wool, 22 ounces, guaranteed fast color, from which «'« A 1 - ft ft will make you a Suit, to or- «~ 1 L, U U der, finely tailored and J\ I T ■ ■■ handsomely trimmed, for. . W I V Other tailors boast of them at $28. Be sure and ccme to this great sale, which will only last one week, and thereby place dollars In your pockets. ,-; r j Look for the big store with three front entrances, where they only allow perfect-fitting- suits to leave the house. COLUMBIAN WOOLEN MILLS, WHOLESALE TAILORS. OUR NUMBER- -541 MARKET ST., S. F. Do not he deceived by firms using a similar : name. Only branch bouse in San Francisco— 211 Montgomery street. ®®®^®^® * nto our house <£" %^/XS'i^XS? XSf S^ some day this Q) n. «■> "0 n (£& week and see the -"""fri %M &■ £. ? i /Ci wonderful money- tb) I i |"|^ (H saving power wo £fc\ I l«« *• I offer yon in our vj' _ __ __ _^ '*S? "Specials" and ail ©@©®@©® alons the line - THIS WEEK OXIY, Feb. 17th to 224 Park Winter Underskirts for ladies 35c Yard-wide Family Muslin, standard make... 60 Trousers, every tiling up to $2, closing. $1 00 Blankets, California wool, gray, 6 lbs $2 45 Fluffy Cotton Vats, big rolls, best 15c Kmbroldery, was 10c and worth it 3c B. & H. Celebrated $4 Button Shoes $2 00 Molasses, Open Kettle, New Orleans, again.. 75c Table Peaches, ripe and luscious 10c Cookies, equal to your grandmothers' 10c Coffee, that errand Aureola blend 20<: Sweet Cider, for inince pies, quarts 15c Wash Blue, Fidelity, price cut in two 10c Keene's English Blue. 6 blocks 5c Hams, Eastern, Kuaranteed, our brand 12^0 Bitted Plum, used to bring 25c 'ie Beehives, enough for everybody 90c boap, Babbitt's best. 24 bars ". $100 ,£*%£, @®©@®®©©© but want to ££) flßfllT'llAl ® 3fVss SHI I Ho § Goods. The v» _ <«? A. m. to 5:30 p. m. at the Big Department Store, 414, 416, 418 Front St., S. F., Cal. THESUCCESS OF THE SEASON THE LADIES' GEL ROOM OF THK PALACE HOTEL. DIRECT ENTRANCE FROM MARKET ST. OPES UNTIL MIDNIGHT. ""-^JBBMTEUWP .~ JZftRNYST IBTHEVERY BEST ONE TO EXAMINE YOUB •yes and tit them to spectacles or Eyeglauaa with instruments of his own invention, wtion) superiority has not been equaled. My suoosm o»i Man due to the merits of my work. Office Hours— l 2 to 4 if- v. . ■ oppression, niißrn ny SUFFOCATION, UKt J DI NEURALGIA, Etc., * v, "" , ' ESl'K's ' CKiARKTXES, OR POWDER. B*ris, J, KBPIC: New York, E. FOUOEBA & CO. Sold by all Druggists, OOSMOFOXjITAN , Opposite U. S. Mint, 100 and 102 Fifth St., San frail Cisco, Cal.— The most select family hotel in the city. Board and room, $1, $1 25 an isl 50 per j day, according to room. Meals 25c. | Rooms, 600 and 75c a day.. Free coach to and from the hotel. Book for the couch bearing the name of the Cos- mopolitan Hotel. WM. FAHEY, Proprietor. X 'patents! § VaLV22O MARKET "xl'^fclM^ _ Weak Men and Women SHOULD USE DA3UANA BITTERS, THE great Mexican . Remedy; gives Healta ao4 6trengtU to the Sexual Organs. .