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Duty Compels the President
to Leave His Dying
/ Mother.
Soar After the Departure of the Chief
% Executive the Aged Parent, by a
Strange Coincidence, Suf
: / fers a Relapse.
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* CANTON, * hlo, Dee. 5, 1:30 *
jf A. M.— Mother McKinley has not J
J failed to any appreciable extent »
j, dining the night.- At i:3O o'clock *
i- most of the members of the j^
J family retired for a rest, several *
* of them taking turns at vigil. *
J Little change is now anticipated *
*. before morning. J
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CANTON, Ohio, Dec. 4.— Sadder scene?
were never witnessed than the leave
taking of President McKinley from hi
dying mother this afternoon. To the
Very last possible moment the President
remained at the old homestead.
Before leaving the house he and the
other members or the family went to the
bedside of the dying mother. He looked
at her long, spoke to her lovingly and
tenderly kis-ed her. There was no re
sponse, no movement to indicate that she
recognized her son. He remained in a
stooping position for some time, hoping
that he might receive tome sign that she
knew or telt his presence. It d d not
come. With feelings of deepest emotion
he at last left the room.
It was a strange coincidence that almost
immediately following the departure of
the President the mother should suffer a
apse. While yet in his home county
-^i.id Within half an hour after he left the '
Tc.ty, the iilne.-a of the mother took a torn
yerthe worse, and it was thought by the
'«tmily that she had suffered a second
stroke of paralysis, and such announce
ment was made. The attending physuian,
however, declared it was not a second as
sault of the disease, but a relapse, which
.*>r a time threatened to extinguish the
faintly flickering flame of life.
>Once more, however, the rugged consti-
W tution of the aged woman withstood the
assault. She rallied slightly and ere long
was back to the condition in which she
had been for nearly twenty hours— a con
dition of quiet and seemingly restful
sleep, but Which, it was fully realized, was
. slowly burning out the vital spark of life.
. In that condition she was to-night.
How long she might continue no one
could tell. It was thought impossible
that she could linger until the President
could discharge the important duties
Weather forecast for San Francisco: Unsettled on Sunday, probably
without rain until in tne afternoon; westerly changing to
southeasterly winds.
McKi'iley Leaves His Mother.
. Armenians to Blame.
John L. Sullivan Out.
McKenna's Promotion Delayed
S!osson King at Billiards.
,Trolley-Cars Collide.
Drank the Lady's Whisky.
Californians Reach Washington
Swanson on Annexation.
Innocents Die in Prison.
Strange Parricide Mania.
The Boulevard Victory.
black Jack's Vengeance.
Blai: T — l **-*- l one.
Grangers unpose Annexation.
Mormons in Politics.
Hounded by Rea's Gang.
i t- - .. .„: an Old Grudge.
What the Committee Will Do.
Prjgressive Sacramento.
California Up to Date.
The Austrian Crisis.
Gallantry on the Cars.
I All-America Wins a Close Game
j Glynn Accused of Treachery.
. N^wa of the Water Front.
'- Ccwboy Qnelled.br a Club.
Austria's Grave Peril.
The Kaiser's Speech.
The 3 host of Dreyfus.
Warships for Havana.
. A New Temperance League.
Burglar? Work Unchecked.
i Fulton fcuici c Mystery.
\ Sharkey Will Fight Jeffries.
Bali-playtrs Will Go Home.
Racing at lnglestde.
A Chorus Girl and Her Dog.
Danger-, of the Klondike Trail.
Curry May Have Assistants.
The Treasury Criticizes Jerome
. ' "" •
which called him to Washington. The
attending physician again announced to
night that the patient cannot regain con
The President left Canton at 2:05 o'clock
this afternoon in a special car. Shortly
before the departure he held a conference
with the doctor, who assured the Presi
dent that no act of a loving son or any
other mortal could do anything for the
aged mother and that she would never
again be able to recognize him or to rea
lize his presence or absence. His last
words to the family were that he he tele
graphed at every station along the route
as to bis mother's condition.
The President has definitely arranged to
return to Canton Tuesday morning, leav
ing Washington on Monday as soon as he
has completed his duties in connection
with the opening of Congress here. Mrs.
McK:nley will accompany him, as will
al-o Mrs. Abner McKinley and her daugh
ter, Miss Mabel, i New York.
The near friends of the family are nearly
all at the home-lead, including the sur
viving children, several gran (Children
and Mrs. Abigail Osborn, Mrs. McKinley's
sister, ana mother of Will am McKinley
Osbor, Consul-General to England.
And Now All Differences Between
Turkey and Greece Will Be
Speedily Adjusted.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 4— The Turkish
Icat. on to-day received the following:
"CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec. 4.— Treaty
of peace between the Sublime Porte and
Greece has been Msrneri this day.*? . :
Will Endeavor to Induce Venezuela
to Recognize the Struggling
Cubans as Belligerents.
Copyright, 1897, by James Gordon Bennett.
CARACAS. Venezuela. Dec. 4.— Dr.
Barnet, a delegate from the Cuban Junta
in New York, has arrived here. His mis
sion is to try to induce the Government to
acknowledge the independence of the
rebels in Cuba.
The City Found Wide Open.
Grant and the Marion.
To-day at the Churches.
Births, Marriages, Deaths.
News From Across the Bay.
People of the M Son Patient.
A Lying Circular Exposed.
Suicide of Vincent Wallace.
Sensational Real Estate Frauds.
Fireplaces of Aborigines.
Strange Stories of the Scu'bwest
The Case of Captain Dreyfus.
Tale of Human Sympathy.
Passing of the Seal Hunters.
A Tale of Two Women Part 111
A Bexar's Big Bank Account.
Bakersfield Woman's Club.
With the "Lion of Plevna."
The Public School Department.
In the Field of Literature.
Current Events in Society.
Fashion's Fads and Fancies.
Boys' and Girls' Page.
. A Dissertation on the Drama.
Pergonal News of the Stat*.
"Uncle Jim and Uncle Billy."
News of the Fraternities.
Mines and Miners.
Commercial News.
Trouble at Girls' High School.
Too Poor to Pay Alimony.
When the order was given to the Gordon Highlanders to take Dargai the pipers struck up " Cock of the North" at the head of their companies as they dashed
into the zone of fire. Bullets fell like rain, and it seemed as if the column would' be annihilated, but the hill was ultimately taken. Corporal Milne was
shot through both legs, but, seated leaning against a rock, he sat through the fire wounded as he was and continued to play " Cock of the North." He
has been recommended for the Victoria Cross. The picture is reproduced from the London Graphic.
Pathetic Appeals From Friends Whose Bread
and Butter Depends Upon Quincy Cause
the " Big 'Un " to Stay Out
of the Fight.
BOSTON, Dec. 4.— John Lawrence Sulli
van will not be a candidate for Mayor of
Boston, and no nomination paper in his
behalf was filed to-day. The decision
was arrived at three days ago, after con
sultation between Mr. Sullivan's political
lieutenants, and it is due to. the expressed
wish of the big "on," who is now travel
ing with hi* vaudeville company. Up to
three weeks ago Mr. Sullivan had every
intention of standing as a candidate for
Mayor, bui he never authorized anybody
to lake out nomination papers in his be
half. :>•;*
When he was last in Boston he wa
visited by a well-Known representative of
the Boston Tammany Hall party, who
came from Mayor Quinsy with full powers
to arrange terms, but Mr. Sullivan refused
in positive and expressive language to re
cede from his declaration that he would
go into the fh'ht against the Mayor.
What has cau^eu Mr. Sullivan to change
his mind? Mayor Quincy did not doit.
Mr. Qaincy's political banner-bearers
did do it. It was the largeness of Sulli
van's heart and' the sympathetic qualities
of bis nature which led him almost at the
last moment to withdraw. The friend
whom Sullivan esteems .'most highly
among all his friends in this city, the man
who has been in reality a friend of the
eccentric pugilist in prosperity an 1 pov
erty, tells the reason for Sullivan's deci
sion in this language: *;.;*;! "•! A
"Yes, John L. is out, and now some
will hasten to declare that he never in
tended to be a candidate. Nothing could
be further from the truth. John L Sul
livan was very much of a candidate and
Mayor Quincy knows it. I found that
Sullivan would not be crowded out. He
was very angry with Quincy, and nothing
that I could do or say would change hi
mint. tie was oound to 'knockout
Quincy, as he expressed it. What I shall
now tell you comes to me direct . from
Sullivan. He las had letter after letter
ince he went upon the road beg. ing him
to refrain from usine his name as an in
dependent candidate. Some of them
came from city employes.
"They pleaded with him pitifully. They,
told him that the Quincy machine was
desperate and that thee who were known
to be friendly to Sullivan would be dis
charged without pretext if the ex-cham
pion insisted on making the battle. '
"Other letters said that Quincy; waswi'l
ing to make "any kind of concession, and*
one of them it was hinted that Sulli
van could make money by coming back
to Boston and engaging in business as a
teaming contractor. There has been some
correspondence of an important nature,
and as a result of it tome o! us had a con
ferenCJ and last evening the final decis
ion was reached. Mr. Quincy has been
notified that Sullivan will not file nomi
nation papers, but that he cannot vote for
a man for Mayor w o refused to shake
hands w'th a citizen of the Hub whose
claims to greatness are not based on
fights that took place in 1812. '
"It is solely, because of concessions that
have bam made, pledges that have been
given anl entreaties that have been made
by those whose bread and butter denended
on his action, that Mr. Sullivan is not to
day a candidate for Mayor."
Success of the Rohschild Ex-
pedltionto the Far South-
em Islands.
No Such Collection Has Ever Been
Secured Since the Days of ,
Darwin. - •
Special Dispatch to The Cau.
AUGUSTA, .Me.,* Dec. 4.— Dr. W. H.
Harris of this city has just received an
interesting letter from his brother, Charles
M. Harris, who is now at the head of the
Rothschild expedition to the .Galapagos
Archipelago after flora and fauna. Mr.
Harris was one of a party -of five, who
sailed from New York for Panama on
March 20, where they expected to charter
a schooner for. the. trip.- -There yellow
fever was contracted, from which three
of the party died.; . ,
Mr. Harris proceeded to San Francisco,
and organized a party and sailed June 21
in the schooner L la and Mattie, arriving;
at t c islands alt-T a forty days' passage.
So far a known, the collection of birds
and tortoises has been excelled only by
that secured by Darwin in 1836. „
Mr. Harris writes:. "As to our success,
I think, barring accidents, it is assured.
We have now on board thirty live tor
toises of two species and two prepared
skins; about 200 birds have been, saved so
far. Besides the tortoises ana .birds, we
have a targe number of two species of
iguanas and numbers of lizards, snakes,
birds' eggs and turtles. We have covered
about half of our ground, having visited
the following islands in the order named:
Kulpepp^r, Wenman, Abingdon, Bindloe,-
Indefatigable, Duncan, Jervis, James and
Chatham. From here will go to Hood
Charle3. Battle, marie, Marlborough,
Tower and Cocos, and then. start for San
Francisco, which we • expect ,to reach
about the middle of March next. We nave
so far succeeded in ■ etting > about all the
species of birds recorded for the different
islands visited, and* undoubtedly some
new ones. , ">IV.}, •,'...."•"•.'
"On James Island is an enormous vol
cano in a state of great activity. . This is
the first active volcano on the islands
since 1855. - Twenty -nine of our tortoises
.we're 'taken from Duncan Inland, where it
was supposed they were extinct. -They
were at the top of the island, and in the
bottom of an immense crater." .
An Investigator Interviews Foreign Residents
of Trebizonde, Who Tell of. a Fright
ful Massacre and Causes: Lead
ing to It*
NEW YORK, Dec. 4— Dr. George Hep
worth, the Herald's commissioner sent to
investigate the Armenian outrages, sends
the following from Trebizonde under date
of November 12:
I have had lone talks with persons —
foreigners — who were present on the oc
casion of the massacres, ' and they all
agree as to the essential facts. I went to
foreign residents for information because
both Turks and Armenians are strongly
prejudiced/ . I had a. long interview witn
one whom all Herald readers would trust
if 1 were at liberty to give his name. -
"Where did" the fault lie?" I asked.
"Was it with the Turks or with the Ar
menians?" • • ■-- • • • -
"Well," said he, "let me tell you a story
and you shall judge ior yourself. You re
member' the Ottoman bank episode at
Constantinople ".»...■ :, . i^. '
"Perfectly," I answered.' j
"News flies fast," he continued, "and
what occurred there became known here.
Two or three ■ days- afterward, I • forget
which, Bahri Ba<hi was walking. the main
street of' Trebizomie, when a couple of
young men, evidently members of the
revolutionary committee, fired upon him,
their purpose b?ing assassination. They
attempted -to., duplicate /the movement
.which was be*uh in Constantinople. After
bring the fellows fled and found a hiding
place. , The authorities, urged by the
populace, which could hardly be re
strained, "called ;on the Armenian com-.
munity to deliver un the miscreants, and
added that unless they did so it would be
impossible to. answer for the conse
quences.'' - (.:?•:;
"And what were, the consequences?". I
asked. >\l'+,
"That 500 men were killed."
, "The number was no larger than that?"
I queried. . .; '-> '^v'Sn.'t '•„; .^; ' 0,, .
"That is a somewhat conservative esti
mate, but after a careful investigation I
think it is about a fair figure. They were
frightful limes and the worst passions and
fears of the populauce were aroused.
Business was at a standstill and we were
all. paralyzed. After that as many Ar
menians, as could find a way ot escape
fled, most of them io the Russian bor
ders. . • . .'-X.' '" '*
"And the women \ and - children?" f I
asked; . . :.vr ;^
J "There were strict orders not to harm
either one or the other and (bat order was
willingly obeyed by the soldiers. Only
two or three women and children suffered
and that by accident, not by design."
.1 said to my friend: "Tell me about the
present condition and future prospects of
the Armenians." ir'V-t..: nV''^*"
"Well," was the answer "in most of the
village's the Turks and Christians, Greek
and Armenian, , live in perfect amity.
Right here in TrtLizonde there have been
very serious trouble*, but they are over.
These Armenians are an elastic race, and
they recover from a wound rapidly. They
fled after the massacre, as I told you, but
they are now returning, especially from
Russian territory. They bate Russia be
cause Russia does not tolerate religions
differences. In Turkey they are free and
can worship as they piea«e. There is
never any friction, except when politics
is involved. And so |they are slowly
coming back and setting themselves up in
"And this peaceful condition of affairs
is likely to continue?" I asked. ,
"It looks so."
After this 1 spent an hour with another
gentleman, an Englishman, and a resi
dent also. He showed- me copies of re
ports which he had sent home. • • "■
"What is the present condition of the
district?" I asked. -
•'Wei I ,'* he replied, "It is impossible, as
you can see, to make much commercial
progress when disturbances are likely to
• "Well," I asked, "do you feel . that in
security now?" . " . ■",.'•'
"No," he replied. "Everything is set
tling down into the old ways.. In my
judgment we have fairer prospects than
have been known here for years."
•"What elements of ; a disturbance are
there?" !"•*-.;
"Very few. The Armenians are. return
ing, and by spring we shall be in good
condition." , ,
"Let me say to you," be continued, as
1 lose to go, "that for years there has not
been as strong a sense of security here as
there is at the present moment, for which
we cannot be too grateful," and so the in
terview ended. ....;-.. ..
Massachusetts Reformers j No Longer
Have Any Use for - George -■ Fred
i ■ ' Williams. • . •
j BOSTON, Dec. 4.— lt was announced at
the annual meeting .ana dinner of the
Massachusetts Reform Club, held at
.Young's Hotel this evening, that two
members had been expelled' for non-pay
ment of dues. George Fred Williams was
one of these and Herbert S. .Carruth was
the other. No regret was expressed at Mr.
Williams' expulsion,' indeed there ap
peared to be a disposition to 'indulge in
hilarity when his name was read. " ' ,
I The announcement' was incorporated in
the report of Secretary Warren- and was
unanimously adopted. There is deep sig
nificance, in this occurrence. Of course
the non-payment of dues is not an excuse
for the expulsion of 'Williams, for he is a
comparatively wealthy man, while Mr.
Carruth is rated at several hundred
thousand dollars. Mr. Carruth was
formerly, chairman of the Board of Al
dermen and considered one of Boston's
foremost financiers. It is simply the oust
ing of an objectionable member who
became odious -to the gold bugs by his
recent candidacy for Governor on the sil
ver platform and bis stumping ot New
England for Mr. Bryan. The } Massa
chusetts Reform Club has more than local
fame, for its repute as' a leading mug
wump organization is . national. Mr.
Williams has always -been a very promi
nent member. • * '
Will Stay in the Cab
inet Until New
This Is Reported to .Be
at His Own De
■ • sire. ' "
That Is One Mora Reason Why
There Should Be No. Pres- •
ent Haste.
Special Dispatch to The Caiju
Call Office, Riggs House.)
Washington, Dec. 4.. f
From the best information obtainable
at this time it appears that no change
is to be made in the .composition
of the Cabinet auring the remainder of
the current year, s There are two good
reasons for this. Attorney-General Mc-
Kenna has charged himself with the pros
ecution of the Pacific Railroad cases, and
it is not to be supposed that he will re
linquish his present i>ffice until the Kansas
Pacific sale has passed into history. It is
generally understood that Governor : Griggs
of New Jersey lias been offered the place
in the Cabinet to be vacated by Attorney-
General McKenna, but it will not be pos
sible for him to take the office before the
beginning of next year. The New Jersey
constitution fails to make provision for a
Lieutenant-Governor and the Successor to
tne Governor would be the. pre-ide.iit -of
the State Senate, who is limited in the
assumption of the office to the lime when
the Legislature is in actual session, which
will not occur until January 1.
Saould Governor Griggs relinquish his
place now, there consequently could be no
bead to the State government during the
period of time between now and January
1, and the Governor is an willing to leave
matters in such a state.
The nomination of a successor to At
torney-General .McKenna, therefore, is a
good way off. Mr. McKenna will have to
be nominated for the Supreme bench and
confirmed by the Senate before his sue-'
cessor will be named. There may be some
delay in the confirmation of M - Mc-
Kenna because of the protests which will
be entered, but it is not thought, from
present indications, that these protests
will result seriously. ;.v;
Close friends of Attorney-General Mc-
Kenna were somewhat bitter to-day .in
talking about the protest. They unhesitat
ingly said that Judge Gilbert is a personal
enemy of Judge McKenna and that this
is well known on the Pacific Coast. The
two men quarreled some years ago oyer
the appointment of some clerks in their
respective courts and Mr. McKeana won
the victory, thus making an enemy of
Judge Gilbert.
Judge Hanford of Oregon, who was
pushed for a position in the Cabinet as the
representative of the Pacific Coas., reiused'
to sign any petition. So did Circuit Judge
Morrow and District Judge de Haven of
California. • The California friends of the
Attorney-General denounce in unmeaa
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