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several years, and for the last two years
we have been inseparable and constantly
together. I met him by chance at bis
studio in San Francisco about two years
ago, and we have been together ever
since. This was just after his last visit to
the old country. He was going to Ger
many again in April, and I was to accom
pany him. I «m not as highly educated
as Ballestrem, for he spoke seven
languages, but nevertheless we were
stanch friends. I have never heard much
about his family affairs and especially
about his parents. He was always very
averse to relating any nine about them.
"His sister he spoke of quite often, and
he would receive letters from her regu
larly. He was very devoted to his sister,
and'spoke to me frequently about her. He
was the heir to his uncle's vast estates.
His uncle, so he told me, was ex-president
of the German Reichstag, and I think was
president only last year, hut I forget. His
immediate family, however, was not
wealthy, although titled. The Count was
painting a large picture of Point Lobos,
and had it nearly finished. This he would
have taken back home with him.
"I have been in America since 1868, and
lived iv San Francisco for several years.
For two years I was engaged as head clerk
in the law offices of John Tuller in San
Francisco. I have a brother-in-law and
also an uncle who are both doctors and
who reside in Stettin, Germany, at pres
ent. This is all I know about my friend,
and ail I care to tell about myself."
Jacinto Damaral and A. Macbado, Por
tuguese hshermen, living about a quarter
of a mile from Ballestrem's house, were
tue first to hear oi the killing. According
to their story ihe tragedy occurred much
later than 8 o'clock.
"We heard a shot fired, but it was about
9 o'clock last night," they said. "We had
gone to bed and were awakened by hear
ing a shot. About a half hour alter the
report of the gun Abiger came over to our
hou-e. Damaral went to the dcor and
Abiger told him he had killed his partner
and wanted some one to come over with
him. Damaral would not go, but shut the
door. Machado finally got up and saddled
his horse, and on his w«y to Cariuelito
Gate met Abiger with a lantern. He said
he was coming from Freitas' saloon, but
Freitas would not help him, and he asked
me for God's sake to go to town and get a
doctor or some one. I went down to the
Hatton ranch and telephoned into Mon
terey to Justice Michaelis and told him to
come out at once. It was about 10:30
o'clock when I telephoned to Monterey.
"I then returned and went over to the
Count's bouse, where I found Abiger and
his dog outside. I asked him wLy he did
not go inside, and he told me be did not
want to go in that house again until some
one else went tirst. 1 took hi- lantern and
went inside the house. The sight was
horrible. The Count was lying all in a
heap against one door, and everything was
mussed up as if there had been a big row.
I thought this was strange, for I had seen
a great deal of the two men since their
arrival at Point Lobos, and had never
heard a harsh word between them in the
whole five niontus they spent there. I
asked Abiger how it all happened. He
told me a£out the affair but .'aid the Count
did not speak at all alter he shot h:m. I
did not stay at the house long, but went
Justice Michaelis, who made the arrest,
wa& a friend of the Count and Abiger.
"I believe," said Justice Mif > haelis,"that
I knew the Count better than any one in
the neighborhood. I also knew Abiger
quite well, and am sure the killing was an
accident, pure and simple. 1 know that
neither Ballestrem nor Abiger got intoxi
cated, but I believe that last night Abiger
had too much of that sour wine in him
and att-mpted to go hunting long after
dark, to which, of course, the Count ob
jected, and a scuffle followed. It must
have been much later than 6 o'clock when
the shooting occurred, and nearer 9, from
what, the Portuguese say. The gun used
happened to be mine. The whole charge
of shot entered tbe Cc.nt's left side, just
under the arm, and went directly to the
heart. 1 don't think it was willful murder
at all, but an accident."
When a Call correspondent visited the
hut of the Bohemian Count to-day he
found pictures V»f such mcc as Dunham,
Joseph Bianther, Durrant and others
tacked, up prominently on the wans in
Abiger's room. The clay that the Count
was evidently molding ut the time of the
trouble was on the kitchen floor. Ihe
whole place was more like a hermit's
abode than the home of a German noble
The Count's larder was well supplied.
On the table was a large demijohn of
claret wine about half empty ana several
glasses half filled were on the table.
Among the Count's possessions many let
ters from his sister and uncle were found.
There was aiso one from his mother, writ
ten about a year ago and addressed to San
Count Ballestrem had been sojourning
at Point Lobos Park for the past five or
six montbs. This was bis second visit to
Monterey, the first being made about two
years ago. He th n camped ou the Pacific
Improvement Company's famous Seven
teen-mile drive and was engaged in paint
ing tne sand dunes of Monterey, the most
favored spot for the many American as
well as foreign artists who come to this
neighborhood for subjects. Some of his
paintings of these saud hills are excep
tionally fine, and were taken with him
back to the old country on the Count's
last visit home, about two years ago, im
mediately after he left Monterey. These
paintings now adorn ;he salon of his
parents in Breszlau, Siiesia.
The Count was an officer in the German
army, ranking as a lieutenant, and al
though he had been coming to America
for the last sixteen years, yet under the
German law, in order to bold his office
and also be heir to hid uncle's vast estate,
he was required to be present at certain
maneuvers of the German army at speci
fied times every two years. The Count
would attend these maneuvers, and
directly after they were over would pro
cure a leave of absence and sail ior the
United States.
He was never naturalized here, for if
that was done he could not claim bis title
or fall heir to the estate; yet it has always
been remarked that in all of his studies,
no matter how small or where located, the
American flag was the chief wall decora
tion of his apartments. Only three weecs
ago he presented to the McKinley and
Hobart Ciub of this place a large cam
paign, banner, which stretches across
Alvarado street in front of the Republican
Aside from this he presented many
pictures of McKinley in water colors and
paste to the prominent Republican can
didates of this county.
Count. Ballestrem was a "black sheep"
of the family, and that is the principal
reason why he came to America so otten.
Despite his shortcomings, he was devoted
to his sister, and she was the only one on
whom he could count as a regular corre
spondent. Of his family he would say
very little, especially was this so of his
mother; his uncle, also a Ballestrem,
was his best friend. From him he was
heir to the family estate. His sister was
married since his last visit home and is
now Frau yon Adeisfeldt Durlach. She
is living in Baden.
About four years ago the Couut was
married, but lived with his wife only a
little over a year, she getting a divorce on
tt c ground of failure to support. She
afterward married a man by the name of
Bachman and is now riving on Howard
street, near Tenth, in San Francisco.
About the time or soon after ihe divorce
was procured the Count met Charles Abi
ger in San Francisco and formed a warm
attachment for him. The two lived to
gether until last night, an-i were always
believed to be on the very best of terms.
Abiger was older than the Count, but was
not nearly so well educated, though com
ing from an aristocratic German family.
He came to America in 1868 from Ham
burg and has lived here ever since. His
brother-in-law, a Dr. Reny, lives in Btet
tic, as also does his uncle, Dr. Herman
Anseling. He is a nice-appearing man, of
rather low stature, biack, sparkling eyes
and black hair. He wears a Van Dyke
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Major McKinley Receives
Cheering News From
States That the Candidate Will
Carry Practically Insure
From Various Sections Large De ega
tiens Wil Journey to Canton to
Prove Their Loya ty.
CANTON, Ohio. Oct. 11.— Major Mc-
Kinley speut a very quiet Sunday. He
was up bright and early, took a short
walk, attended church in the morning and
in the afternoon in company with Mrs.
McKinley he went for a drive and called
upon his mother.
There were few callers. Murat Halstead
and ex-Congressman Finley of Missouri,
who have been here a few days, called to
say good-by to Major McKinley before
leaving for the West. Congressman Bou
telie of Maine, who assisted the major in
yesterday's great reception of delegations,
left for a speech-making tour in the West
last evening. To tbe correspondent for
the United Associated Presses Major Me-
Kiuley said to-day that the arduous labors
of the week which closed last night had
not overtaxed his strength in any way. "I
feel well to-day and expect to be in excel
lent condition to assume my campaign
work to-morrow. I think the next two
weeks will be full of activity, and then I
expect to rest until after election."
There are a good many visitors who
came here yesterday still in the city. The
Maryland delegation did not leave until
this morning.
Major McKinley received a great deal of
encouragement from his callers yesterday
and to-day. The Michigan men say that
they expect to carry that State by a hand
some majority. The news which reaches.
Canton from the South is ot a particularly
agreeable nature to the Republicans.
JJajor McKinley 's friends here now feel
confident that he will carry Virginia, West
Virginia, Maryland and Kentucky.
This week will be a lively one. More
than thirty delegations are already sched
uled, and the li~t is likely to be increased
by the addition of a dozen or fifteen more.
The following delegations are expected:
Monday — Miners of the Monongahela
Valley; workmen of "Roscoe, Pa.
Tuesday — Miners and mechanics of the
Lehij,'h Valley; Sandusky County Repub
Wednesday — Cleveland old folk"' flay;
McKinley and Hobart Clubs of McDonald,
Pa.; Cumberland (Md.) Republicans;
streetcar employes of Cleveland.
Thursday — Citizens of Cambridge, Pa. ;
political ciubs of Allegheny County, Pa.;
colored citizens of Blair County; Erie
County (Pa.) Republican clubs.
Friday — Veteran McKinley clubs of
Bradford; citizens of iiedford, Pa.
Saturday — Garfield Club of Louisville,
Ky.; Chicago Republicans; clubs of Hunt
ington County, Pa.; Republicans of Blair
County, Pa.; commercial travelers of To
ledo, Ohio; commercial travelers of Co
lumbus, Ohio; miners of Perry County,
Ohio; citizens of Ashtabula County, Ohio;
Railroad Sound-Money Club of Jackson,
Mich.; Hocking Valley miners: employes
of Oliver Bros., Pittsburg; McKinley and
Hobart Workingmen's Clubs of South
Fork, Pa.; Old Jf'o'.Ks' McKinley Club of
Westerville, Ohio; Anti-Wilson Bill So
ciety of Baltimore.
Bepubliean Zendert A>»/ That McKtnley
And Hobart Will Win.
NEW YORK, N. V., Oct. 11.— The Re
publicans are making an active campaign
in Virginia. A list of the meetings
planned by tbe State committee shows
260 already arranged for, with more to fol
low. Among the speakers assigned to
duty in the State are Hon. Z. K. Pang
born of New Jersey, Colonel C. H. Deni
son, Colonel W. C. Plummer, Colonel F.
A. Schlitz, Hon. C. Brain ard Jr., and
Major McKilvie of New York, Colonel
James Fairman of Pennsylvania, and Ex-
Senator Blair of New Hampshire.
Senators Hale and Frye of Maine will
speak in Lexington, Ky., October 26 and
27; Senator Hale, BaJ'*idere, N\ J.. October
27, aud in Dover, N. J., October '28.
N. M. Meigs, a gold Democrat and ousi
ness man of Jacksonville, Fla., says he
believes that the electoral votes of Florida
can be secured for the nominees of the In
dianapolis convention if the Republicans
can be prevailed upon to withdraw their
electorul ticket and join the gold Demo
crats. He says from talks he has had
with gold Democrats and others since he
came to New York he believes that this
will be done.
Governor Griggs of New Jersey, from a
trip through Hunterdon, Sussex and
Warren counties, three of the strongest
Democratic counties in tbe State, said:
"I am confident that the Republicans will
be succersful in this contest, which, to
gether with Morris County, composes
Congressman Pitney's district. The peo
ple are enthusiastic over Pitney. New
Jersey will give at least 60,000 majority
for McKinley and Hobart, and I shall not
be surprised if the figures run beyond this
Hon. B. F. Jones of Pittsbur-*, formerly
chairman of the Republican National
Committee, said : "Everything tnat I can
see and hear from reliable sources is of
the encouraging kind for Repuolican suc
cess. There is not the least doubt in my
mind about Illinois, Indiana and Nebraska
going for McKimey. The prospect is cer
tainly getting better every day."
Hon. D. D. Woodmansee of Cincinnati,
presidents the National League of Re
publicans, gave it as his opinion that the
silver craze had spent its greatest force
and is becoming less potent every day.
He slated that Ohio was safe for McKinley
by 75,000 majority.
— •
Nominee Hilton MUhdrato*.
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Oct. 11.— Hon.
H. A. Wilson, Republican nominee for
Congress in the Fourth Alabama District,
has written a letter declining the candi
dacy. He says the split in the Republican
party and the extraordinary use of money
by one who "is an alien to our principles"
makes it necessary for him to withdraw,
because the Republicans cannot afford to
send to Congress any one not in harmony
with the principles of the party. Present
Conzressman W. F Aldrich is the nom
inee of part of the Republicans and in
dorsed by Populists, and to him Wilson's
card refers.
Palmer and Hucktt.tr at lietrnit.
DETROIT, Mich., Oct. 11.— Generals
Palmer and Buckner, the nominees for
President and Vice -President respectively
of the National Democratic party, arrived
here from Grand Kapids shortly after 1
o'clock this afternoon on a special train.
They were accompanied by the committee
from this city, which escorted the nomi
nees from Lansing to Granu liapids last
evening. Uiiey were at once driven to the
home of ex-Postniaster-General DicKin
son, whose guests they wilt be during
their stay in Detroit. Many persons called
on the generals during tne afternoon and
evening, but they denied themselves to all
of them. Both General Palmer and Gen
eral Buckner will speak at a meeting here
to-morrow afternoon.
Bryan Club J-ormrd at Corning.
RED BLUFF, Cal., Oct. 11.— John J.
Wells oi Red 81-jff addressed a Demo
cratic meeting at Corning last night, after
which the preliminaries were taken for the
organization of a Bryan silver club. A
large number of names were signed to the
roll. The meeting was under the auspices
of the young men. It was called to order
by Bert Foster, and W. H. Samson was
I Continued from First Paoe.l
chase no more than the half dollar? And
why will farmers receive even nominally
a much higher price than they do now? 'Ihe
best market of the farmer for the produce is
his own country, and if his own country is
impoverished, if factories are closed, if labor
ers in cities arc penniless, the farmer will re
ceive but little for his harvest.
Men on salaries will scarcely hope to have
their salaries doubled even if nominally, and
then their salaries, tuchas they may be, will
have only half the purchasing power they
have to-day.
Those who owe debts payable, principal or
interest, In gold will receive the same 6alaries
as to-day and their salaries will have but half
the debt-paying power which they have to-day.
But those who owe debts not payable in
gold? Well, if the country Is ruined where
will they find even silver to pay their debts in
silver? The only men benefited— and they are
few to-day, and it is scarcely worth while to
bring around a revolution iv the country to
benefit them— are the debtors who have to-day
gold on hand, and who by free silver coinage
will hare their store doubled in nominal value
and wiil be enabled to reduce their debts by
And for those the question remains— is it
honest ? It ia a delusion to imagine that sil
ver will circulate so plentifully tnat it can bo
had easily by all and that the quantity will
make up for the lack of value. If silver bul
lion does not increase in commercial value
silver will not be produced in quantity, and
as owners of silver wili not part with it, ex
cept in exchange for commodity or labor
which they deem useful and valuable, if the
business of the country is not prosperous the
people will get very little or no profit from
mintage. But — aud here is ihe popular argu
ment in favor of free coinage— we have bad
hard times under the gold standard. That is
true, and what is also true, that under the
silver standard we shall have much harder
times. It Is the great fallacy of ihe day to be
attributing our hard times to the gold stan
The craze for frea silver «s a cure for hard
times Js explicable on the same theory that a
man who has been a long time sick despite the
attentive care of expert physicians will call
for any quact who advertises to cure all the
ills of humanity. Hard times have come
through i,he severe and resistless working of
economic laws, — which go their way In spite
oi legal enactment of parliaments or con
gresses. Our hara times have come from tbe
general competition with the countries of the
whole globe into which we are. forced by
cheapness and facility of transportation, from
over production in past years, from extrava
gance during good times and from our own
social and political agitations. One of ihe
chief causes of hard times to-day is this agi
tation for a radical change in the currency of
the country. It the American people put
down by an overwhelming majority this agi
tation—bury it out of sight— one of the chief
causes of 'hard times will be out of the way.
Other causes may remain more or less. That
of general competition with all the nations of
earth must remain. Good times, however,
may bs expected to come b>ck surely, if only
gradually. The overproduction that glutted
our markets has been used up. Capitalists
are anxious to do something with their money
—if it can be invested safely. Our wondrous
natural resources invite investments to de
velop them, and confidence restored th« out
look is bright. The essential thing iscon"
dence. To-day it is confidence that is needed
more than an increase in the volume of the
currency. The volume of the currency is large
enough. To increase it fictitiously certainly
wili not help us. Ninety per cent of the busi
ness is done without currency— by checks and
drafts — of which tne foundation is confidence.
Those who suffer from hard times— and there
are many— must hearken to reason, silence
passion, turn away from delusive remedies
and the country will be again pat on the road
to prosperity.
I ask is It honest to try to pay debts with
half the money we received when we con
tracted them? The National and private debts
contracted upon a financial system, such as
those who loaned money, gave it at a certain
commercial value and believed, as they could
not at the time have helped doing, that tney
would receive it beck at the same commercial
value, should be paid in values of that same
financial system. That the great American
Bepublic will, as a Nation, declare to the
world that it will now make a law compelling
its creditors to be satisfied with half, or a little
of the money they loaned, goes on record in
the eyes of the world as a broken-down, bank
rupt, repudiating Nation, it li not possible to
believe. No one will say in Justification of
such a possibility that America is compelled
by National poverty to do so; then no one
should be able to Bay she thinks of doing so.
There are a hundred aspects of this question
which I do not touch upon. I merely throw
out some few thoughts which show reasons
for my present political faith, and which may
be of some benefit to others in forming their
own judgment. I may, of course, be mistaken.
But I have come to look upon the present agi
tation as the great test of universal suffrage
and popular sovereignty. Can the people de
fend public honor and the institutions of the
country at the polls as they nave done on the
field of battle? Can they be so calm ana de
liberate in their judgment, so careful to weigh
all thing! in the scale of reason and to avoid
all rash experiments that they can be trusted
with the settlement of grave social and politi
cal problems? That is the question that is be
fore us at the present moment. Ireland.
Important Matter* to Be Considered by
the International Union.
The forty-third session of the International
Typographical Union opena in this city
to-morrow, with a large attendance of
members. Thin is the first time that the
session has been held in two years. The
delegates have been arriving for several
days, and are being entertained by the
local union and citizen*. The present
session will be of especial interest to the
printers, as the Childs-Drexel Home for
the care of indigent members of the craft
is located here. This afternoon the visitors
picnicked at Cheyenne Canyon.
Among important matters to be con
sidered by the union is an out of worn
scheme and the question of uoing away
with regular meetings, leaving the sessions
subject to call.
Answers Gold Arguments
Advanced by Chicago
Considerable Abuse Injected Into
Her Harangue for Free
Vituperative Language That Suited
Those Who Forced an Entrance
Into the Place.
CHICAGO. 111., Oct. 11.— Mrs. Helen
Gougar oi Indiana spoke at the People's
Institute this afternoon in answer to ser
mons recently delivered by local preach
ers in advocacy of the gold standard. The
meeting was called for 2 o'clock, but at
that hour the hall was still locked, and
the trustees announced that they had
rented the hall for church purposes, and
refused to allow it to be used ior political
purposes on Sunday. The announcement,
in view of the fact that the committee in
charge of Mrs. Gougar's meeting had paid
rental charges and had a receipt for the
same, caused much excitement. Many
ladies were in the crowd crushed against
the inner doors, and they were hurried to
the rear and preparations made for testing
the question by force. Just at that mo
ment a young man in front forced the
doors, and the crowd, with a cheer, rushed
in. It was reported thai the police had
been sent for, but there was no attempt to
oust the audience.
Before beginning her address Mrs.
Gougar requested the assemblage to sing
"America," which was done with a will.
She then referred to the sacredness of the
day, and said it was time the people ob
jected to confining politics to the saloon
and the devil and took it into the church
and the home. She had so apology to
make for speaking on this great question
on the Sabbath: the preachers themselves
had set the example.
Mrs. Gougar drew a picture of an imag
inary town where no money was used, but
in its stead black and white horses, and
drew a parallel between the demonetiza
tion of silver and the "de-horse-iiation" of
the white horses by the owners of the
black animals, and the train of evils that
followed ttie sending of these black horses
out of the country and thus compelling
the payment of taxes and all other charges
in white horses at a valuation arbitrarily
fixed by the "black-horse tru3t."
Mrs. Gougar carried her parallel even to
the issue of bonds and the attacks of the
financiers and preachers upon those who
wished to "undehorseatize" the white
horses, who were termed "anarchists,"
"repudiationists," "hobos," etc. The ap
plication oi the story was readily made by
the audience and heartily applauded.
The speaker then turned her attention
to Bishop Newman and Rev. Dr. Hillis,
who had spoken from their pulpits in
lavor of the srold standard, and paid her
respects to Rev. <J. H. Wolston, a Phila
delphia Baptist preacher, who recently
wrote a letter demanding that the debts of
bis church and his own salary be paid in
gold, in the event of tne adoption of free
silver, which he stigmatized as "the
devil's dollar." The clergy, she declared,
were, as a rule, the best paid workers in
the cities, and are not in a position to
know tne wants of the poor laboring
classes; they belonged to the same class
who crucified Christ and who supported
slavery, claiming it was sanctioned by
divine injunction and precept. There is
not an argument now used by the gold
standard people, she declared, that was
not used by the advocates of Luinan
Taking up Dr. Hillis' sermon, she de
clared that if as he claimed there could be
no such thing us a double standard, then
the gold men were the guilty innovators,
as the original money metal was silver
and was recognized by the American con
stitution as such. Forty trainloads of
people had in one day recently been taken
to Canton to "witness a porch dance."
Presidents elected by "running free rail
road trains" will not oppose legislation
favorable to corporations and trusts. Her
understanding of the "over-production"
theory of the Republicans was that "the
harder we work and the more we produce
the poorer we get." Yet statistics show
that every year 10,000 children die in iSew
York City of starvation. She said it was
a shame and disgrace to the Christian
church that any minister of the gospel
should assist tho money power in its tie
faious work, and said they were doing
more harm than their efforts lor good
could overcome ntnone; the people.
Quoting Senator Sherman, she charac
terized him as one of the three great
traitors in American history, Benedict
Arnold and Jefferson Davis being the
others, and asserted that no man could
have acquired his great wealtb while serv
ing the people in Congress at a salary of
$5000 a year and living at an expense of
Blame, had he lived, would be con
sidered an anarchist and repudiationist of
the worst kind, and McKinley's speeches,
"before Mark Hanna took hold of the
string," showed him to be one of ihe lead
ing reDudiationists of the world. In
tnswer to a suggestion that McKinley had
aeen convened, Mrs. Gougar said: "Yes,
he's been converted, because ho would
rather be President than be right."
McKinley and Cleveland were pro
nounced "financial twins"; tbe banks
were denounced for their exercise of
tyrannical power; the gold papers of Chi
cago were declared to be owned by English
syndicates and the rum power; Colonel
W. C. P. Breckinridge, candidate for Con
gress on a gold platform, was bitterly as
sailed as the "Prince of Immorality";
McKiuley was said to be supported by the
English brewers and the American whisky
ring, with whom the gold preachers had
allied themselves in his support, and the
3t Louis Convention was said to have
been marked by more drunkenness, de
bauchery and licentiousness than any
previous convention ever held in America.
Mrs. Gougar was frequently interrupted
by bursts of applause and was given quite
an ovation at the conclusion of her speecn.
After a Bard Week of Talking Bryan
Takes a Rest. ,
ST. PAUL, Mum., Oct. 11.— The sweet
balm of rest has been William J. Bryan's
to-day, after his ? hard week through the
South, Middle West and Northwest. " He
was up bright and early this morning to
meet Mrs. Bryan on her arrival here from
Lincoln, and at 11 o'clock they went to the
Central Presbyterian Church together and
heard a sermon by Rev. Mr. Beattie of
Mankato. The church Was well filled with
people who came to see the candidate and
his wife. '■ V".')-'-' '''■•'/': "" C- ! "":"':'"
Most of the afternoon Mr. Bryan received
calleis, including Senator Wilson of
Washington, who bolted ■) the St. Louis
nominations and platform Senator Ben
! Tillmun of South Carolina, who was pass- .
ing through St. Paul; Isnatius Donnelly
and Representative Charles A. Towne,
who abandoned the Republican party and
declared for Mr. Bryan. Mr. Towne has a
hot fight on bia hands in the Duluth Con
gressional district and Mr. Bryan is going
up there Tuesday to help him.
A general outline of Mr. Bryan's pro
gramme for the remainder of the cam
paign has been made out It is as follows,
subject tochange: Minneapolis to Duluth,
Tuesday, October 13; Wisconsin and
the northern Michigan peninsula, Octo
ber 14. speaking at Marquette in the even
ing; from Marquette to Grand Rapids,
October 15; Grand Rapids to Lansing,
October 16; Grand K,apids to Detroit,
October 17; Detroit Saturday night and
Sunday; through Ohio October 19 and 20;
through Indiana October 21 and 22; Illi
nois from October 23 to '60, going as far
south as Cairo, and spending the 28th,
29ih and 30th in Chicago; leave Chicago at
10:30 p. m., October 30, for Council Bluffs,
lowa, and speak there on the afternoon or
night of the 31sr; Sunday, November 1,
probably in Omaha; Monday night,
November 2, will end tiie campaiern some
where in Nebraska, probably at Kearney;
election day, Lincoln.
Dugald Crawford Does Xot Want Anar
chists in Bit Employ.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. Dugald Craw
ford, sole owner of one of the largest de
partment stores in St. Louis, is an ardent
admirer of the gold standard, t Recently
he caused a canvass of his employes to be
made and found many of them free silver
men. Yesterday morning be called
twelve heads of department* before him
and told them they were no longer in his
emply, explaining that he did not want
any anarchists to breathe the air of his
establishment. /
; ; "Spread the news throughout the city,"
said Mr. Crawford; "let it be known' as far
and as near a3 you choo3e thai you are
discharged because you > are in favor of
free coinage of silver.' 1 -: " -
» The publication of the above story this
morning, with a mass of contradictory in
terviews, caused much commotion. : The
labor unions took up the matter at their
weekly meeting ana Mr. Crawford was ex
The indignation crystallized in the ap
pointment of a committee from various
unions who will call an indignation meet
ing for some evening this week to give ex
pression to the workingmen's views on tbe
Considerable Damage Done Along
the Ccast, at Sea and
Vessels Blown Ashore, and There Are
Evidences of Other Disasters
Among Sh pp eg.
LEWES, Del., Oct. 11.— The schooner
Luther A. Koby, from Bchiverio, N. S.,
consigned to Souder & Co. of Philadel
phia, with plaster, came ashore at day
break this morning, in the heavy northeast
gale, below the point of Cape Henlopen,
and almost immediately went to pieces.
Three of the crew were lost and five saved.
Since yesterday a tierce northeast gale
has been blowing along the coast. The life
saving crews have been on the alert and
all last night patrolled the beach on the
lookout for vesssls in distress. In the
early dawn the schooner was seen driving
toward the beach. The life-savers hast
ened toward the spot sue was heading for,
but she struck before they came opposite
to her.
The wind is blowing a fearful gale from
the northeast to-night and the tide is
piling up on the shore. It is feared that
at high water to-night, the life-saving
stations on the shore may be swept away.
northeast storm that has been traveling
along the Atlantic coast struck this city
tnis mornine, and in connection with an
extraordinary high tide has done consider
able damage. Two of the three piers along
the ocean front have sustained the greatest
damage so far. About 200 feet of the iron
pier at the loot of Massachusetts avenue
nave been battered away.
A section of the wrecked schooner Met
calfe, which was lying near the pier, was
broken by the surf and for an hour or so
it rounded with territtic force against the
piling of the pier. The piling "withstood
the battering at first, but at last the mid
dle section went down with a crash. The
mass of wood from the wreck is still float
ing along the beach front and more dam
age may be done by it.
The center of the pier at the foot cf
Texas avenue has partially given away. It
is expected thai the weakened part will go
out to sea before morning. The bulkhead
Ht Chelsea has beeh destroyed. Railroad
travel on the Camden and Atlantic Rail
road has been suspended, owing to the
high water on the meadows submerging
the tracks.
The entire force of the life-saving station
is out to-night on the beach v, atoning for
any ship in distress.
The cottages on ih° meadow side of the
city have been surronded by water all day
and the ocoupants have been compelled to
use boats to get to and from their
homes. The wind reached a velocity of
fifty-miles an hour to-day. Many railroad
ties are floating in on the beach to-night
and it is believed they indicate tne wash
ing away of the trolley railroad on Brig
antine Beach.
A northeast gale oaa prevailed here to
day and it is increasing in force to-night.
The tug Mercury arrived from Boston.
No shipping disasters are reported in this
vicinity. The tugs Plymouth and N. and
W. No. 1, with barges and a small fleet of
coasters, are harbored here.
NANTUCKET, Mass.. Oct. 11.—Informa
tion of what may have been another ocean
tragedy was obtained yesterday, when
James O. McCleave picked up on the south
shore a bottle containing the following
hastily scriobled note on a leaf of a book:
September 16.
We are off Nantucket twenty miles, and are
about to sink. Please notify my wife, Mrs,
Mary Frazer of Gloucester. John C. Frazee.
We will never reacn bhore alive. Good-by.
The gale increased steadily for the past
twenty-tour hours, and is blowing a hurri
cane to-night. Small boats are being sunk
at their moorings, but shipping was so
thoroughly warned iv advance that no
other wrecks are anticipated. A small
fleet of vessels anchored off Sankety
Head last night, and made for this harbor
this morning. One three-masted schooner
is anchored in the sound near Great
Point, and is in a dangerous position.
GLOUCESTER, Mass., pet. 11.— The
schooner Alsatian, sixty-nine tons,- from
Bath, lumber-laden for Boston, capsized
off Baker Island this afternoon ana if a
total loss. The crew was saved.
SEA ISLE CITY, N. J., Oct. 11.— The
gale has raged witd great fury here to-day
and to-night. The meadows in the rear
of the city are flooded ior miles and as far
as the eye can reach, there is only a foam
ing sea.
The avenues and streets /ire inundated
by heavy breakers that are washing in all
the upper end of the city.
A ship's yawl-boat, bottom up. was seen
at sea this afternoon, which leads to the
fear that some vessel has foundered.
Many small yachts have been badly dam
LONDON, Ens., Oct. 11.— A northeast
gale is prevailing. The Danish steamer
Scotia has gone ashore at St. Abba Head,
on the east coast of Scotland. The crew
was rescued.
The schooner Caramel has foundered in
the Mersey. Six of her crew were drowned.
In many places the gale is accompanied
by snow.
A sailing vessel engaged in the coast
wise trade was wrecked to-day in Colwin
Bay, Denfcyshiro. Two of her crew were
Pro- Armenian Movement of
Germany Makes Little
Czar Nicholas to Receive the Of
ficer Who Was Presented
to the Sultan.
Indignation Among Diplomats Who
Were Ignored in the Important
[Copyright, 18S6, by the United Associated Presses]
BERLIN, Germany, Oct. 11.— The lull
in the excitement over affairs in the east
continues, the newspapers having decided
to await developments which are expected
to follow the departure of the Czar from
France before resuming their campaign of
It is understood that the Czar will
shortly give an audience to General Grumb
koff, the German officer in the Ottoman
service, who is the bearer of an autograph
letter from the Sultan to the Kaiser. Gen
eral Grumbkoff is accompanied by the
Sultan's Ambassador, Ghalib Bey, who
will also be received by the Kaiser. The
niifsiou of General Grumbkoff, according
to the semi-official Berlin Post, is one of
great political importance. In the mean
time an interview with General Gruinb
tcoff appears in a Berlin paper, in
which the Turkish commissioner vig
orously defends the action of the Sultan
and the leading Turkish, officials, contend
ing that no man occupying the Turkish
throne would fulfill the demands of the
powers unconditionally. The Sultan of
Turkey, he maintains, must alway3 take
into consideration the 'probable effect of
the fulfillment of such demands upon the
Mohammedan populace, otherwise there
would be great danger of Moslem fanati
cism leading to annihilation of the Chris
tians in the empire.
"Abdul Hamid," the general says, is a
wise man and in all his actions he invari
ably looks carefully forward to the prob
able or possible result. If tue Sultan
could follow his own desires Turtey would
be a happy country, but his most excel
lent aspirations are fettered by empty pub
lic coffers. The true reform which is
needed in Turkey is financial assistance;
perhaps administered under a control
similar to the administration of Egypt, I
but as there ia no money there can be no
The pro- Armenian movement in Ger
many is making little progress. Although
the official wet blanket which has been
cast over the movement wherever it has
existed has not bad the effect to quench
the flame of agitation altogether, the
movement itself Las not been seized with
any degree of ardor by the public. Dr.
I Pepsins, the leadei of the Armenian agita
: tion, has been summoned to the Foreign
Office and requested to desist from further
activity in the matter, he being informed,
it is understood, that as the movement
was a strongly political and in no respect a
philanthropic one, the Government could
not countenance it.
The Hamburg Nachrichten, the personal
organ of Prince Bismarck, in its discus
sion of the Armenian question, argues
that the Armenians are rebels, while Ger
many and Turkey have the most friendly
relations. Therefore, the German aiders
and abettors of the Armenians are liable
to punishment under the German crim
inal code.
The circumstances of ignoring the entire
diplomatic corps at Paris in the matter of
extending invitations to the various func
tions upon the occasion of the Czar's visit
to Paris, which caused feeling of intense
indignation among the diplomats them
selves, is being much discussed in official
quarters here. At the outset of the enter
tainment or the Czar the diplomatic body
only received invitations to the gala opera
penormance, and were not asked to be
present on the occasion of the Czar's entry
into the city or attend the luncheon at the
Russian embassy, the religious ceremony
at the Russian church, the banquet at the
Palace of the Elysee, the laying of the
foundation-stone of the bridge Alexander
111, which was really the beginning of the
preparations for the exhibition to oe held
in Paris in 1900, the visit of the Czar to
Versailles or the penormance at the Come
die Francaise.
After all, or nearly all, of these func
tions were over, the diplomats received
invitations to attend the grand military
review at Chalons, and the attaches of the
various embassies and legations only ob
tained these in consequence of the remon
strance made by Count yon Munster, the
German Ernbassador, to the Foreign Office.
It is possible that the officials of the
Foreign Office did not relish the quarter
from which (he demand for invitations to
attend the great military spectacle of the
review of the French troops came, for
they promptly disclaimed any responsi
bility for the omission to send invitations,
and referred the Embas-ador to the Elysee
Palace, from which quarter the invitations
eventually emanated.
According to a special dispatch to the
Cologne Gazette from St. Petersburg,
President Faure will not pay a visit to the
Russian capital as has been suggested, but
Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria will
return the Czar's visit to Vienna, and the
Emperor and Empress of Germany may
also visit St. Petersburg concurrently with
the Austrian Kaiser unless the unexpected
accouchement of the Czarina should com
pel a postponement of the Imperial visit.
The German Colonial Council will hold
a meeting on October 19. The programme
of the meeting embraces discussion of the
colonial budget and the questions oJ slav
ery and slave trading, the military obliga
tions of settlers in Southwest Africa, the
training of colonial officials ana the mat
ter of penal procedure regarding natives.
In addition to the discussion of these
questions the recent events at Zanzibar,
including the matter of the removal from
Zanzibar of the usurping Sultan Said
Kbaiib by a German warship will doubt
less receive the attention of the meeting.
The more extreme members of the Colo
nial Council regard the removal of Said
Khalib to Dares-Salam as an important
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HnnH'c Piltc * re th ® onl y Pitta to take
score in favor of Germany and against
Gnat Britain, and are .hackling at t;.e
furious iunguace of the English jingo
press in regard to the incident. The ex
tremists profess to regard the Said Khalib *
affair as being fraught with mosi valuable
results to Germany, and believe that
something serious is imminent Irorn the
facts that the British warohip St. George,
tbe flagship of the Cape and West African
station, which sailed southward from Zan*
zibar on September 24, nas been ordered
to return to Zanzibar, and the cruiser
Gibraltar, from Saionlca, has been ordered
to join bftr. The Gibraltar is now passing
throush the Su^z canal.
Colonel Tro'.ha, commanding the Ger
man troops in German East "Africa, has
had another enjrauement with the Wahehe
tribe, with the result that he has com
pletely routed them, making a prisoner of
the Wahehe chief and carrying him off
to Dares-Salam.
The Munich socialists have resolved to
move at the socialist congress which met
at Sieblichen, near Gotha, to-day that the
congress hereafter meet only biennially,
as the results- of the meetings are in no
degree equivalent to the enormous cost of
holding the congresses annually.
Dr. Raffel, the German Assessor at Dares-
Salam, German East Africa, who nas been
proposed by an agreement between Ger
many, England and tne United States for
appointment to the office of President of
the Municipal Council at Apia, Samoa, as
the successor of Herr Schmidt, has made
an excellent record daring his term ot ser
vice in German East Africa. He is kcown
as a per ectly equitable Judge, and is
highly regarded by both whites and na
The officials who have been charged with
the duty of considering the emigration
question are agreed upon the principle of
ihe establishment of a special office form
ing a sort of board oi emigration. The
matter of emigration is now normally un
der the supervision of the Home Office,
which lacks tbe means of properly dealing
with the question. One of the func
tions of the new board will be to ciirect
German cmi. ration into proper channels.
In plain language, this will be to divert
emigration from America and Australia to
the German African colonies.
Dr. Nanscn. the Norwegian Arctic ex
plorer, will pay a visit to Privy Councilor
Neumayer in Berlin in a few days, and
will be entertained at a banquet by the
German Geographical Society.
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