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Cape Haytien, Hayti Oct. 27.The
revolution -which has broken out in
the northern part of the republic of
Santo Domingo and which already has
resulted in the establishment of a
provisional government under the
presidency of General Morales was,
according to advices received here,
caused by the numerous customhouse
frauds and the prevarications of the
ministers of war and of finance.
The signal for the outbreak of the
revolt was given at 2 o'clock on Satur
day afternoon by three cannon shots.
That same evening all the partisans
of President Wos Gil at Puerto
Plata were arrested. The inhabitants
Tokio, Japan, Oct. 27.Baron de
Rosen, the Russian minister, and For
eign Minister Komura resumed the
conferences during the day. The Jap
anese cabinet also held another- ses-
Premier Katsura, in an interview,
said he deeply regretted the sensation
al reports circulated in Europe which,
he added, were unfounded.
Referring to the diplomatic situa
tion the premier remarked:
"The Japanese government pursues
its negotiations in strict accordance
with the spirit of the Anglo-Japanese
-alliance, which aims at the preserva
tion of peace and the status quo. It
is only fair to presume that Russia is
actuated by the same peaceful spirit
in which the dual alliance is extend
ed in the Far East. I therefore fail
to see why the present negotiations
should not lead to mutually satisfac
tory results. In any case nothing in
the present situation warrants alarm."
Yokohama, Japan, Oct. 27.It is re
ported here that the result of the elder
statesmen's conference on Saturday
sr last was to confirm Japan's intention
to press Russia for a definite conclu
sion of the negotiations.
The Korean government has, pro
tested against the Russian fortifica
tion of Yongampho, on the Yalu river.
Washington View of the Russo-Japan
ese Situation.
Washington, Oct. 27.Owing|to the
failure to receive any advices' from
the agents of this government in Rus
sia, Japan or Korea touching the re
ported imminence of war the officials
are inclined to the belief that the
situation is not really critical. It ap
pears that the embassies and lega
tions here of the powers concerned
are equally ignorant of warlike de
velopments and in answer to inquiries
it is stated that the only information
that they have is contained in the
press reports.
The Russian embassy is at present
In charge of Mr. Hansen, one of the
secretaries. Count Cassini, it is
stated, will start on his return to
"Washington from St. Petersburg next
Revolution Breaks Out in the Northern Part of the
Russia Sees No Further Necessity of
War Insurance.
London, Oct. 27.In connection with
the insurance against war risks on
shipments of Welsh coal to Port Ar
thur for Russia a telegram was re
ceived in London during the day from
St. Petersburg saying there is no fur
ther necessity to insure against war.
This is Interpreted as forecasting a
favorable outcome of the negotiations
between Russia and Japan.
Burglars Dynamite a Bank at Sheri
dan, Ore.
Sheridan, Ore., Oct. 27.At 3 a.m.
burglars entered the banking house
of Scroggins & Wortmann in this
place, blew open the safe with giant
powder, secured $7,000 in coin and
made their escape before the sleeping
residents of the, town could be aroused.
The bank is situated in a brick build
ing in the center of the town. The
principal depositors are the farmers
of the surrounding country. The rob
bers took the most opportune hour for
their work, as the town was in slum
ber and enveloped in a dense fog. No
watchman was on duty, as there never
has been any need of guarding prop
The building was not materially
.i damaged. The explosion awakened
Mayor E. H. Eakin, who lives over his
store diagonally across the street
tj lo^L /V1-I'TI frrxm his
Of MOnte GTlStl, Lit* xjiguo ouu JOUVO
united and attacked Santiago. That
town is now surrounded by revolution
ists, who have severed telegraphic
communication between Santiago and
I,a Yoga. The revolutionary move
ment is extending.
Vice President Deschamps has
sought safety in flight and is said to
be hidden in Monte Cristi, where he is
seeking an opportunity to embark on
board some vessel bound for a for
eign port.
The general opinion is that the gov
ernment of President Wos Gil is
lost. wlndo a moment later he saw tne
robbers emerge from the bank build
ing, jump into a rig and drive toward
the south. The mayor secured a rifle
and fired three shots at the men as
they disappeared down the road. Out
side the building a sledge and two
picks, apparently stolen from the
Southern Pacific railroad, were found.
The robbers took nothing from the
vault but the money.
Another Indictment in Minneapolis
Municipal Scandal.
Minneapolis, Oct. 27.Henry F.
Brown was arraigned in the district
court during the day on an indictment
charging him with offering a $500
bribe to Alderman P. M. Powers.
He pleaded not guilty, with the priv
ilege of demurring before next Tues
day and was released on $3,500 bail,
supplied by F. C. Barrows and Joseph
P. Brown.
The charge is based on the circum
stances alleged to have attended the
letting of fire hose contracts last sum
Ohio Boy Pleads Guilty to Assaulting
Korean Prince.
Delaware, O., Oct. 27.The trial of
Joseph Stout, the yonifcg farmer
charged with assaulting Prince Yee,
Bon of the emperor of Korea, several
months ago, came up for hearing in
common pleas court here during the
day. Stout pleaded guilty and sen
tence was reserved. Stout's excuse
for the assault was that he did not
like the young prince's popularity
among the American girls.
Hundred and Fifty Persons in Burn
ing Building.
Ashland, Wis., Oct. 27.The Shores
block, one of the finest three-story
buiLdings in Northern Wisconsin, was
utterly destroyed by fire during the
morning. One of the walls In falling
crushed two buildings, occupied by the
postoffice, a restaurant and a saloon,
and leased by William Werder, and de
stroyed both buildings and their con
tents. The loss is estimated at $150.-
The escape of 150 roomers from the
third story window was thrilling. Mrs.
Weeks and her husband occupied one
of the third story rooms and the fire
men's ladder was not long enough to
reach their windows. The woman, al
though nearly overcome by smoke,
managed to get out of the window.
She clung to the window sill, with her
feet resting on the shoulders of the
fire chief, who stood on top of the
ladder. The chief ordered her not to
jump, as he feared it would carry
them both to the pavement. As her
feet touched his shoulders she fainted
and dropped on the chief's head and
shoulders. For a brief moment he
swayed. His hand came in contact
with an iron rod. He succeeded in
steadying himself and carried her
down amid the cheers of the crowd.
Ime. Cheiro, traveling palmist,
screamed frantically from another
window. She and a number of half
suffeeated men were carried down the
ladders without difficulty and others
descended by fire escapes.
Eleven States Will Select Officers on
Tuesday Next.
New York, Oct. 27.Elections will
be held in eleven states Tuesday, Nov.
3. Tull state tickets are to be voted
for In Massachusetts, Rhode Island,
Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky, Iowa and
Mississippi, while in New York, Penn
sylvania, Nebraska and Colorado a
justice of the upper courts, regents of
the state university or minor state
officers are to be chosen. Municipal
officials are to be selected in Greater
New York, San Francisco and Salt
The most interesting contests in the
East are the state elections in Mary
land and Rhode Island and the munic
ipal and county contests in New York
In the West the liveliest contest is
in Ohio, where Myron T. Hcrrick and
Tom L. Johnson, both of Cleveland,
are the leaders on the Republican and
Democratic tickets, and Marcus A.
Hanna and John H. Clark are strug
gling for members of the legislature,
which will elect a United States sen
la Iowa Albert B. Cummins is mak
ing his second race for governor, his
opponent being Jeremiah B. Sullivan,
who is depending on the Democratic
vote, the Populists having their own
state ticket in the field
New York, Oct. 27.Clarence H.
Leonard of East Orange, N. J., and
his young wife have been arrested
here, says a Yancouver (B. C.) dis
patch to the world. They are detained
at the request of the New York police.
Leonard, who is only twenty years of
age, is accused of embezzling $20,000
belonging to the New York firm for
which he worked.
On the persons of the young couple
was found $9,200, the young woman
having eight $1,000 bills. The remain
der of the bills was in smaller denom
inations and was found in Leonard's
The I-ieonards were arrested in the
most fashionable hostelry here. They
arrived a couple of days ago. Leon
ard has agreed to return to the Unit
ed States to stand trial. The arrests
were made by the local police on
New York, Oct. 27.The trial of
Sam Parks, the walking delegate, who
has already been convicted of one of
the extortion charges against him, was
begun during the day before Judge
Newburger. Parks is accused of
having extorted $500 from Louis
Schmidt as the price of calling off a
strike on a new building. Mr. Os
borne moved for a postponement on
the ground that he believed his client,
Parks, could not obtain a fair and im
partial trial that the case should not
be called until the court of appeals
had rendered a. da^cl^kn
Aew xorfc, Oct. 27.An attachment
was served during the day on Dowie's
coach and team. The vehicle was be
ing driven past the Fifth Avenue hotel
when a sheriff jumped on the driver's
seat, served the attachment on the
coachman, seized the coach and team
KiHs t&MJt and Wrecks a House and
JsUct, 111,, Oct. 27.A runaway elec
tric car on the Chicago and Joliet line
killed a man, demolished a house and
reduced itself to splinters after a ter
rific plunge down a steep incline in
this city.
Just as the car began to descend
tho steep hill Motorman Bouray fell
in a faint and rolled from the plat
form. Miss Anna Westborg, the soli
tary passenger, saw her peril and
jumped from the car, escaping with
some painful bruises. The car bound
ed forward, going down the hill at
terrific speed.
At the foot of the hill, where there
Is a sharp curve, Peter Sharp, eight
een years of age, was waiting for the
car. He had not noticed that it was
running away. When the car struck
the curve and jumped the track it
scooped young Sharp on the fender
and crashed into Charles Holstein's
dwelling. Sharp's brains were batter
ed out. against the stone foundation.
The side walls of the house were
crushed In and the entire structure
was wrecked. Mrs. Holstein was
alone in the house at the time and es
caped without injury, climbing through
Twenty-Year Ol New Yorker Is Accused
of Embezzling $20,000
From Employer
and drove off with them. The attach- father was. The occasion for the
ment is said to be for $1,000 and was statement was certain letters pub-
secured by Attorney Robert E. Farley, "sheds bw a morning newspaper pur-
his claim being for services rendered porting to show that Dowie had cast
in dAfendia-c J. Lut.hwr Pierson of
The Festive Hobo.
teiegrapnic descriptions tiom new
Disappeared on Oct. 11.
Young Leonard was employed in tho
financial department of Haskins &
Sells, public accountants In this city.
He disappeared Oct. 11 with $10,076 of
the firm's funds, secured, It is alleged,
through false checks passed upon two
New York banks.
It was part of Young Leonard's duty
to make the deposits and to draw the
money from the banks for the current
uses of the firm. The day before Leon
ard disappeared Miss Katherine Miller,
also of East Orange, was reported
missing. It is ^stated by their inti
mates that they had long planned an
elopement, but could not obtain suffi
cient funds.
The young woman, who is six years
older than Leonard, declared after
their arrest that they had been mar
ried before starting from New York.
cate of reasonable doubt, tho issuance
of which released Parks from Sing
Sing, and that the health of the de
fendant is such that counsel could not
properly consult with him. Mr. Os
borne produced affidavits from promi
nent officials to the effect that Parks
is suffering from chronic tuberculosis
of both lungs and each of the de
fendant's lawyers presented affidavits
of a similar character. Judge New
burger, however, denied the motion
for a "continuance and directed that
tKo trial urmioorl
White Plains, a ^Ziontte wno was con
victed for allowing his child to die
without medical assistance.
In his morning address at Madison
Square Garden Dowie said that he had
no right to the name of Dowie and
that he did not know who his own
Chicago Youth Shoots and Kills
Chicago, Oct. 27.As ho was about
to strike his wife with an iron bar
Nicholas Rolle was shot and killed by
his stepson, Henry Walscheid, eight
een years old. Rolle came home and
went to the kitchen, where his wife
was preparing dinner. He was abusive
and threatened her because dinner
was not ready. While they were quar
reling young Walscheid arrived. He
started for the kitchen and as he
reached the door saw Rolle raise an
iron bar to strike his wife. The youth
drew a revolver and fired at his step
father. Walscheid was arrested. He
a'd his stepfather had abused his
wife on several occasions and that he
himself had had quarrels with the
man because- of the latter's ungovern
able temper.
Wanted in the United States.
Budapest, Hungary, Oct. 27.Adolf
Frledmann, an American, has been ar
rested here at the instance of the
United States authorities on the
charge of fraudulent bankruptcy in
New York. Friedmann recently had
been conducting a summer garden
Elmira, NT. Y., Oct. 27.William F.
Connolly, aged eighteen, a guard on
the high school football eleven, died
during the day as a result of Injuries
Solvency of Acme Harvester Company
in Question.
Chicago Oct. 27.-Charges and
countercharges as to management of
tho Acme Harvester company of Pooria
and its 'financial affairs wore present
ed in sharp debate before Judge Konl
saat of tho United Stales district court
and in the end the court referred the
matter to Referee McCulloeh of Peoria
to report as to the solvency of the con
cern and the advisability of appoint
ing a receiver.
The most serious charges were made
by Attorney S. O. Levinson, who de
clared that tho petitioning creditors
had no ground for asking to have the
corporation adjudged bankrupt and
that the petition was filed so that the
concern might be further embarrassed
This was answered by Attorney C.
B. Haffenberg to tho effect that tho
creditors, in whoso name ho filed tho
petition last week, were willing to
substantiate their charges by a bond
as large as the court eared to re
quire. This, he said, would make the
petitioners liable financially if they
did not prove their .allegations.
Several Thousand Meetings in Greater
New York This Week.
New York, Oct. 27.If the plans of
tho opposing managers do not mis
carry this, l\\f closing week of the
municipal campaign in Greater New
York, will outstrip anything of the
kind hitherto seen here. There will
bo several thousand meetings held In
the five boroughs by midnight of Sat
urday. There will be 600 Democratic
meetings in Brooklyn borough atone.
The fusionists have hired for "Sat
urday night every hall south of Four
teenth street and oast, of Broadway.
The leading candidates will do a hard
week's work.
Both Low and McClellan will de
vote much time to Brooklyn, which Is
by common consent regarded as the
There seems to be some uncertainty
about District. Attorney Jerome con
tinuing in the campaign. He is said
to be in ill health.
Chippewa Indian Girls Hire Out as
Duluth, Oct. 27.Tho Chippewa In
dian girls of Northern Minnesota and
Wisconsin are in a fair way to solve
the servant girl problem in tho North
west. They are being fitted to go out
to service and many have already
clone so. Major Campbell, agent of
the La Pointo agency, says that re
ports from there are that all are giv
ing satisfaction. Fifty at the Bad
River agency are about to go out. The
if-major passes on tho applications for
their services. They are allowed to
enter none except good homes. Tho
system will be extended to other Chip
pewa bands.
Rumored in Berlin That Baron Stern
berg Will Not Return.
Berlin, Oct. 27.It is rumored that
Baron von Sternberg, tho German am
bassador at Washington, who now is
on the Atlantic bound for Germany,
will not return to Washington.
A conservative newspaper, the
Reichebotn, which has frequently been
the mouthpiece of Imperial Chancellor
Buelow, prints an article belittling the
ambassador's work and praising that
of Secretary Bussche at Washington.
Powerful enemies at court are try
ing to persuade tho kaiser to recall
tho present ambassador.
First Gathering of the Kind in Session
.at Boston.
Boston, Oct. 27.Four hundred or
more authorized teachers of Christian
Science from various parts of the
United States assembled in this city
during the day to consider matters
with reference to teaching the faith.
This is tho first convention of the
kind and is held, it is said, because
the growth of Christian Science
throughout the country is felt to ne
cessitate more systematic and uni
form plans of instruction than have
been thus far formulated.
Work for Two Thousand Men.
Joliet. III.. Oct. 27.The Joliet
plant of the Illinois Steel company has
resumed work in all departments after
a shutdown of three weeks. The re
sumption gives employment to 2,000
men. The Enterprise plant of the
American Steel and Wire company is
also In operation again.
Flames Soon Extinguished.
Liverpool, Oct. 27.A quantity of
-T?5v cotton, leather and genera! merchan
dise in the fourth hold of the White
I Star line steamer Celtic, which arrived
I here Oct. 24 from New York, caught
fire during the day, but the flames
were soon extinguished.
Mrs. W. J. Bryan denies the state
ment that she will go to New Haven,
Conn., for the purpose of testifying in
the Bennett will cage.
High School Boy Dies as Result of Injuries Sustained
in Game at Elmira.
received 1 nursnay in a praence game.
The doctor could find no bruises and
decided that in kicking the bsll Con
nellv had ruutured an intestine
Constantinople. Oct. 27.It Is now
announced that the military comman
dant, Ahmet Pasha, and the governor
of the province of Azir, on the Rod
sea coast of Arabia, were killed as
the result of a revolt of two Arab
tribes against the imposition of a new
cattle tax and that about 1.000 Turkish
troops were killed or wounded. The
rest of the Turkish force was routed.
About fifteen battalions of troops
have been dispatched thither. General
Had? Pasha has been appointed com
mander-in-chief and governor of Azir.
Germany and Italy Disapprove Plan of
Constantinople, Oct. 27.Tho pro
posed Austro-Russian joint control of
Macedonia does not. meet with the ap
proval of the German and Italian dip
lomat?! and the porto Is expected to
utilize the disagreements between the
powers in order to delay action.
Tho German generals in tho Turkish
service. Aleer Pasha and Euedgisch
Pasha, nave gone to Seres, where they
will participate In the inquiry into
the excesses of the troops.
Alleged Underhand Game by Minne
sota Football Players.
I MinneapolisGetfeTr^Thls-eftyIs
torn np with a scandal which puts the
municipal scandals into insignificance
for tho time being. Ugly stories arc?
being circulated about an underhand
game alleged to have been worked by
the players of tho Minnesota footbai
team. It is said that a thorough prob
ing of the affair will bo made at the
university and it may throw half the
team out of the Michigan game.
Wheii Dr. Williams left for Chicago
on Friday he left Instructions that the
gophers were not to score over six
touchdowns in Saturday's game.
rt \t claimed that this secret was
tipped off by''university football play
ers to friends, who went out and bet
that .Minnesota would not make nine
It is said thnt the players were It.
the deal to share profit's and that
many bets were placed and eagerly
grabbed up by excited rooters.
Should these rumors prove true It
will tear thln^ up 'at the university
as nothing has ever done before.
It in believed by cooler heads that
there la no foundation for the charges,
i but that they are tho result of sore
nesa by som bettors.
German Count and Countess Placed
on Trial.
Berlin, Oct. 27.The trial of the
Count and Countess of Kwileskl,
charged with an attempt to swindle
by the substitution of a child as their
heir, began during the day.
The case caused a sensation In Ger
man aristocratic circles. In 1896 the
countess claimed she had given birth
to a son. As she then was fifty and
had had no child for seventeen years
suspicion was aroused and Count
Mlrjaslaw Kwiloskl, a member of the
family who would inherit tho estates
in the event of no male heir being
born, instituted an investigation.
The countess at that time was ac
quitted, but tho police prosecutor ob
tained fresh evidence and the count
and countess were again arrested last
Tho estate is in tho province of
Poscn and btings an annual income
of $15.000.
Bargo Ashore on Lake Huron.
Port Huron, Mich.. Oct. 27After
drifting helplessly about in Lake Hu
ron all night the barge Grace Whit
ney, which had broken away from the
steamer M. Sicken in the heavy north
west gale on Lake Huron, went on
the, beach seven miles above Fort
Gratiot light at daybreak. The crew
of five men took to the yawl and
reached shore safely.
Light Snow at Pittsburg.
Pittsburg, Oct. 27.The first snow
of the season here fell about 9 o'clock
and continued in flurries of slight du
ration until noon. Light snow was
general in this district

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