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Thousands of Armenians
Perish Under the
Massacre of the Native Christians
Described by an Ameri
can Missionary.
Forced to Remain as Idle Spectators of
the Slaughter— The Plunder
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
"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
"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?
Why the United States Cannot Have a
IHepatch- Boat at Constantinople.
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.
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
"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.''
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
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Emperor William Snubs M.
Herbette, the French
The Kaiser Refuses to Mingle
With Diplomats When His
Enemy Is Present.
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
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. ; '
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
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.
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
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.
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. •
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.
Many Weary Solons Have
Gone to Their Country
Their Possible Indefinite Absence
Alarms the Steering
Committees. .
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
A search is being made for the burglars,
who intended, it is believed, to rob the
Bank of Papillion.
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.
Officers Shown to the Spot
Where Pearl Bryan Met
The Negro Driver's Strange Story
Discredited in His former
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
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?"
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
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
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.
-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.
•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
NEURALGIA, Etc., * v, "" , '
B*ris, J, KBPIC: New York, E. FOUOEBA
& CO. Sold by all Druggists,
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
great Mexican . Remedy; gives Healta ao4
6trengtU to the Sexual Organs. .

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