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Chief Clerk Blanker's Attempt to Save the Money a Failure. pg_a_a ■ i * nuns! ■ * ' li ii ii Many Lives Saved by the Cool ness and Bravery of the Officers. _■**-***■'!. JT^**-»*->**>l^rß|gW Memphis, Term., Dec. 23.— The ele gant passenger steamer, Kate Adams, running as a semi-weekly packet be tween Memphis and Arkansas City, burned this morning near Commerce, Miss, forty miles south of this city. Sho Was en route to Memphis, and had about two hundred people aboard, including her deck and cabin crew of eighty, and twenty-five cabin and sixty deck pas sengers, and twenty-five colored passen gers. The fire, which caught in some cotton near the forward end of the boil ers, was discovered about 8 o'clock. The passengers were at breakfast, and when the alarm was given, they all made a rush for the forward deck. At th,* time th.* steamer was about ''.on yards from the Mississippi side of the river, and her bow was at once headed for the shore. Pilot Joe Barton was on watch, and he remained heroically at his post until she was safely landed. Harry Best, the second clerk, who was seated at the table when the alarm was given, had brought all the LADIES AND CHILDREN forward and assisted them ashore. Capt. Mark I". Cheek, who was on the hur ricane deck, remained there, giving his commands until the stage plank was safely lowered. Tiie lire by this time had spread all through the cabin and he was compelled to retreat to the rear, and climbed over the rails and de scended to the cabin. Here he found Chief Clerk W. C. Blanker, who had made an effort to save the money and papers of the steamer, which were in the sate. He managed to grab the money, but was cut oil* from the bow and forced back into the cabin, as he was groping his way aft, he stumbled and fell over some chairs and lost all the valuables he hail secured, and it was with great difficulty that he succeeded in reaching the rear through the blind ing smoke and flames which filled the cabin. ('apt. Cheek seized a life pre server, and, placing it on Chief Clerk Blanker, helped him overboard into the water. He floated down about three miles belore he was rescued by parties who had walked ashore and followed him down the river. Capt. Cheek as sisted several others in SECURING LIFE PRESERVERS, and when it was no longer possible for him to remain without being burned, In*, too, jumped into the river and swam ashore. There were about twenty-five colored cabin passengers, who were saved along with, the white passengers. On the lower deck, however, a fearful panic seized the crew and deck passen gers. Those who were cut off from es cape from the bow, were compelled to lump overboard to save their lives. The stern of the burning steamer had swung out into the river, and in the effort made to launch the yawl, it was capsized by the crowd that filled it and many of its occupants drowned. They were mostly colored men, but there were three or four women in the crowd. The loss, so far as can be learned, are is follows: i_a_B__3_x "<••< _______s___s-_______n ■ GEORGE CORBET, third § clerk, aged thirty-nine years, I I GEORGE CORBET, third | clerk, aged thirty-nine years, who had launched the yawl, and was trying to save the I colored women on the lower i deck. lie leaves a wile, who j resides in St. Louis. 1 B® JOE PORTER 1 ANDREW REES. Pf MONROE JACKSON. B I JIM NELSON. SENATOR COLEMAN and HILLIARD HORTEN, ofthe colored cabin crew. i LEE FIN LEY. g FRANK WELLS, colored i roustabouts. | In addition about fifteen 1 deck passengers, four of I whom were white men, were g also drowned. In this list of unknown were three colored women and two children. They were coining to Mem phis" to spend the holidays. The whites had been working on the levees and their names aud destination are unknown. I THE BURNING STEAMER drifted away alter lying at the bank for twenty minutes, and floated down the river, her hull sinking at the head of Peters island, four miles below Com merce. The Kate Adams was owned by the Memphis & Vicksburg Packet company, of which Maj. John D.Adams, of Little Rock, is president; Capt. Mark K. Cheek, superintendent*, and John M. \\\\ ] J f / / f M,NNESOTA Peters, secretary and treasurer. She was built by James .Rees & Sons, of Pittsburg, in 1882, and cost $102,000. She was the finest and fastest steamer of her type, and her owners this summer spent *>20,C00 in repairing her at Paducah. She was insured for 833,750 in St. Louis, Cin cinnati and other foreign offices. This would have been the completion of her Co2d trip in the Memphis and Arkansas City trade. Her officers were: Mark R. Cheek, captain; W. C. Blanker, Harry Best, George Corbett and William Donahue, clerks; Billy Hodges and Joseph Barton, pilots; Lou Bolto and Dick Young, engineers; Tom Allen and Frank Brady, mates; Jerry Matzen, steward. Her cargo consisted of 1,101 bales of cotton, 1.000 sacks of cotton seed, eighty-seven bags of seed and a good list of sundries. The cotton was consigned to Memphis merchants and fully insured in their open policies. Fader, Frank & Co.; Hill, Fontaine & Co., and Thomas H. Allen & Co. were the largest consignees. THE CABIN PASSENGERS who were on board were: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McLeeinore and two children, of Bolivar county, Mississippi; Mrs. Maggie Fields, of Memphis; Mrs. John Quehn and five children, of Rosedale, Miss.; Mr. Harris and wife, of La conia, Miss.; Mrs. Johnson and child, of Lacouia* Capt. T. C. Gloster, as sistant engineer of Mississippi levee board; John Woods Harris, of Mem phis; Capt. Elisha Evans, of Memphis, and W. P. Jackman, agent of the American Cotton Seed Oil Trust com pany. There were several other male passengers, but their names could not be learned. The safe contained about "■"•,000, about §2,000 of this belonging to passengers who had given' it to the clerk for safe keeping. All the passen gers and crew arrived at Memphis this afternoon at 0 o'clock, having taken the Louisville, New Orleans & Texas rail road train at Robinsonville, which sta tion is eight miles distant in the inte rior from where the disaster occurred. The citizens of Commerce rendered the passengers and crew every assistance in reaching Robinsonville, conveying them there in wagons and every con ceivable vehicle that could be secured. There were 107 from the ill-fated steamer that came to Memphis, Capt. Cheek defraying the expense of all those who did not have funds. The passengers and crew LOST ALL THEIR CLOTHING and effects, and some made their es cape to the shore from the burning steamer in dishabille, but were pro vided with clothes by the kind citizens of Commerce. Three of the colored cabin crew, who were rescued from the water, died afterwards. Their names appear in the list already given. The water was very cold, which benumbed the limbs of those who jumped over board, and to this is attributed the greatest loss of life. All speak in the highest terms of the coolness and brav ery displayed by the officers. The cap tain, clerks, pilots and engineers all remained at their posts until the last, ami it was through their efforts and courage that all the lady passengers were safely taken ashore. John Woods Harris, who was a passenger, jumped from the stage plank before it had been lowered, and was internally injured. Mrs. Dr. Harris, of Laconia. also sus tained a sprained ankle by falling from a cotton bale in descending from the cabin to the lower deck. Capt. Elisha Evans, who is an old steamboat pilot, was a passenger on the steamer. He was in the pilot house with Joe Barton when the fire was discovered, and aided in safely landing the steamer. He then came down and assisted Clerk Harry Rest in getting the women and children ashore. John D. Adams, the principal owner of the steamer, arrived early this morning from Little Rock. He was on the bluff about noon looking for the boat to arrive when informed that she had burned at Commerce. TOLD BY A PASSENGER. The Disaster as Seen by Mrs. Harry Fields. Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 23.— Mrs. Harry Fields, one of the lady passengers, said that she boarded the steamer at Friar's Point, Miss., about 2 o'clock in the morning, and instructed the chamber maid to awaken her at 10 o'clock. In stead.she was aroused at7:3oo'clock,and was seated at the breakfast table when the cry of fire was heard. She paid very lit tle attention to it at first, but when she saw smoke filling the cabin, she ran to the bow of the steamer, which by this time had touched the bank, and tried to jump ashore. She failed and fell to the lower deck. A negro, who was i (lose behind her, followed her ex ample, and like her failed to reach the shore, but fell near her. The fire was scorching hot where they were, but the negro gathered her in his arms and carried her to the bank and thus saved her from being burned to death, as she was unable to move after having fallen from the boiler deck. Mrs, fields is positive that W. A. Cov ington, a planter and merchant of Rose dale. Miss., perished in the flames. She thinks he must have been SUFFOCATED in his stateroom, as he was aboard and nothing has been seen or heard of him since the disaster. Billy Hodges, one of the pilots, was in the barber shop getting shaved when the alarm was sounded, lie rushed to the stern of the boat and, providing himself with a life preserver, jumped over board. While swimming to the shore he found Samuel Robinson, a passenger, struggling in the water and assisted him to the shore. It is re ported that a negro murderer, who was being brought back for trial, perished on board the steamer. He was hand cuffed and the officer in charge made his escape and left the negro in his helpless condition and he was burned to death. The greatest excitement pre vailed in Memphis when the first news of the disaster was received here. It came about noon in the shape of a private telegram from Robinson ville and said 150 lives had beeu lost. Later accounts were more reassuring, and a large crowd of citizens were at the depot when the train arrived bring ing those who had succeeded in escap ing. It is impossible to definitely as certain how many lives were really lost, but a conservative estimate places the number at thirty-eight. It may proba bly reach fifty. Rather Die Than Be Maimed. Jersey City. N. J., Dec. John T. Trainor, aged twenty-five, an em SAINT PAUL, MINN., MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 24, 1888. ploye of the Delaware. Lackawanna & Western Railroad company, committed Bai-ide Saturday night. While he was crossing the railroad tiack in front of a moving train, the heel of his boot caught in a frog. He tried to release it, but be fore he could do so the train was close to him. Apparently choosing death to the loss of a leg, he threw himself on the track in front of the engine and was killed. TWENTY-ONE INJURED. A Train of the New York Central Off the Track. Rochester, N. V., Dec. 23.— An acci dent occurred to the Atlantic express on the New York Central railroad at Churchville station, about 7.30 o'clock this evening, by whicli twenty-one per sons were injured, two of whom will die. The train consisted of nine cars, made up of a baggage, two eoacjies and six sleepers, and was running at a high rate of speed, being about two hours late. Just as the engine passed the station the wheels of the tender left the track on account of a spread rail. The cars all left the track and went through a fence into a field adjoining. The fatally injured are Mrs. J. H. McCormick, of Buffalo, and Miss A. Tenny, of Lewis lon, Me. L. O. Leonard, of Anaconda, Mont., was cut about the face and arms. SEVERAL KILLED, But Definite Information Is Ex tremely Meager. Wheeling", W. Ya., Dec. 23.— At 2 o'clock this afternoon a dynamite maga zine on the Wheeling & Lake Erie rail road, at Mt. Pleasant, seventeen miles west of this city, in Ohio, exploded, wrecking windows and injuring build ings. The shock was felt and report heard here and all around, It is re ported several persons were killed. Details are meager, and a full report will be impossible before Monday. The cause of the accident was the dropping of fire from a pipe by a boy named William Gleck, who entered the building smoking a pipe. Twenty peo ple were severely injured. Gleck was blown out of existence. The injured were in houses and shanties near by that was demolished by the shock. WOMAN SUFFRAGE. A Review of It by Lawyer Hamil ton Willcox. New York, Dec. 23.— New Year's issue of Frank Leslie's news paper will publish a carefully-prepared summary by Lawyer Hamilton Will cox of the spread of woman suffrage through the world, showing that woman suffrage has been introduced in various degrees in every territory but New Mexico, and every mainland province of Canada ; every colony of Australia but one.and in over 100 states,territories and provinces of North America, Europe, Asia and Polynesia, besides nearly 2,000 widely scattered islands. The area of these regions is given as over 14,000,000 square miles and popu lation as nearly 300,000,000. ••■ SAIGON BURNED. Several Hundred Houses of a Chi nese Town Destroyed. San Francisco, Dec. 23.— The steamer Bolgic from "long Kong brings Chinese papers, which" gives the infor mation that the concessions formerly given Count Mitkiewicz and Wharton Barker, but revoked, will be granted to Mr. Barker alone. In Saigon, Nov. 20, 700 houses out of 1,000 in the town were burned, including the postoffice and most of the temples. Soon after the flames were extinguished the river, swelled by a flood, burst its banks, de stroyed several bridges and greatly damaged crops. The double calamity has caused great misery. mm . A Sudden Summons* Special to the Globe. Zumbrota, Minn., Dec. George E. Stafford, who has been employed as cook for several months past at Fisher camp, near this place, died in camp yes terday afternoon. He did the work of getting breakfast as usual in the morn ing. Later in the day he sat in a chair with his hands supporting his head. His comrades thought him asleep and tried to awaken him, but found him sleeping the sleep of the dead, ne had indulged in strong drink, but the cause of his death is unknown. The where abouts of his relatives is not Known. The remains were interred in the cein etary here this afternoon. Rises From Its Ashes. London, Dec. 23.— Mr. Slevin, the in ventor of the dredges used in excavat ing the bed of the Panama canal, is ex pected to arrive in Paris within a few days. It is asserted that the purpose of his visit is the formation of a new Franco-American company to complete the canal. The capital of the company is to be 500,000,000 francs, and it is al leged that more than half of that snm is already pledged. A War Cloud Dissolves. Havana, Dec. 'S3.— difficulty be tween the United States and Ilaytiover the hitter's seizure of the American ves sel Haytien Republic is ended. The Haytien Republic has been formally delivered to the Americans squadron, that vessel and the Haytien ships at the same time saluting the American flag. ■ * Count Arth No More. Washington, Dec. 23.— A man known as Franz Schneider died suddenly at the Metropolitan hotel to-day. He is said to be Count Arth. a member of the German nobility. He has been at the hotel for two months, has spent large sums of money and has lived luxu riously. _ A Valuable Heart. Lowell, Mass., Dec. 23.— Miss Cath erine Teresa McEnery, a member of an old and aristocratic family, has sued John H. Butteriek, former cashier of the Wamesit bank, for $75,000 damages for breach of promise, and it is under stood that Gen. B. F. Butler is to be her counsel. ***_ Another Rate War. Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 23.— is an nounced that, the Santa Fe road has maae a reduced rate on cattle to Chi cago, and that the Alton road will meet the cut to-morrow. This is probably the beginning of another rate war. The Opportunist Won. Paris, Dec. 23.— the election in Ardennes to-day for a member of the chamber of deputies M. Linard, Op portunist, 2*.',345 votes, and M. v Auffray, Conservative, 23,211, : SANGUINARY SAMOA. Blood Shed in Battles Between Mataafa and the Rebel " Tamasese. The Killed and Wounded So Far Number Nearly Four Hundred. Two-Thirds of the People Have Elected Mataafa as Their Ruler, Jf But the German Consul In sists That Tamasese Shall '■ ■ • Be King-. ■ * San* Francisco, Dec. 23.— The oceanic steamer Zealandia, arrived here late last night from Sydney and Auck land via Samoun islands aud Honolulu. The special correspondent of the Asso ciated Press at Apia, Samoa, writes as follows, under date Dec. 7: Since the last oceanic steamer left this place for San Francisco a month ago, two battles of importance, and numerous skirm- ■ ishes have taken place between the forces of Malietoa Ma taafa and Tamasese, the rebel chief and the pretended king. About 120 men have been killed and 150 wounded, many of the dead having been barbarously mutilated. The state of affairs on the islands seems due to the continued action of the German consul, Dr. Knappe, supported by th_ men-of-war, Adler and Eber, and the German Planting & Garden company, who insist that Tamasese shall be king, although two-thirds of the Samoan peo ple have elected Malietoe Mataafa as their choice, while the Germans oppose him. knowing he will not consent to their rule of the islands. By Nov. 6 the town of Apia was almost deserted by the natives except such persons as were either too young or too old to go to the front. Mataafa took up his head quarters at Sauli, a small village about six miles from Apia, and situated OX THE SHORES OF A BAY, entrance to which is about a mile wide. Tamasese had his headquarters in the large fort built on the top of a hill at the eastern extremity of the bay. This fort, which is almost impregnable, is built in three sections, the first being made of a well-built stockade, twelve or fifteen feet high, blocked by baskets of cocoa nut leaves, plaited together and' filled with earth. Twenty or thirty yards back is the second section, which con sists of stone breastworks and rifle pits. The inner section is the stockade. The entrance to these sections is just wide enough to allow four men to pass abreast. The sides of the hill, upon which the fort is situated, are almost precipitous and has been cleared of trees and brush, thus giving those within the fort a clean range of the attacking party. Another rough stockade was erected by the Tamasese men about five miles back in the brush. Mataafa's men numbered about 4,000, while Tamasese's force was 1,700. The rebels were stationed in a big fort in the brush and in the stockade, while a few were located in a number of small villages. Mataafa's soldiers were dis tributed throughout the bushes for a distance of three or four miles. On the afternoon of Nov. 6, the men belonging to Mataafa's army began au attack ou the stockade. , LOCATED IN THE BUSH. After a sharp fight the rebels were driven out and retreated up the side of a steep mountain, where they hastily made a clearing and threw up a stock ade. The sides of this mountain are so precipitous it was barely possible for the men to stand erect, but the attack ing party charged up the side of the hill, having to pull themselves up by shrubs and branches of trees, while the rebels fired down upon them. The latter were driven out, however, and were compelled to make a stand further up the mountain. Tamasese's loss in this fight was two killed and twelve wounded. Mataafa lost four killed and fifteen wounded. Mataafa's wounded were taken to Apia daring the evening, where the British consul, Coetlogan, United Sates vice consul, Blacklock, Capt. Leary, of the United States steamer Adams, and Capt. Pelly, of the English steamer Lizard, aided by a number of prominent citizen of Apia, erected hospital tents in front of the British consulate for the accom modation of the wounded. Notice was posted stating Tamasese's wounded would also be cared for freely, but none of these were brought to the hospital tents, but were taken to a bfg FORT ON THE HILL, where their injuries were looked after' by a surgeon of the German man-of-war" Adler and another German physician. The United States man-of-war Nipsic, ('apt. D. W. -Snellen, arrived here from CallaoNov. 7 to relieve the Adams. Nov, 9 the Mataafa's men succeeded in fighting their way to within twenty-five yards of a strong Tamasese fort which had been built in the bush. The Ger man steamer Subeck arrived from Syd ney Nov. 10, bringing Dr. Huaphe. the new German consul, to relieve Consul' Becker. A schooner armed by Ger-' mans continued to make daily trips trom Apia to Saluafata, carry-; ing ammunition for the use yof the Tamasese men. Brandeis. the German, who is the rebel king's adviser and premier, gave it out to the soldiers in large quantities. The new German consul called officially upon the British consul and captain of "-the British man of war on the 13th, but did not call upon the American vice consul*, or upon Capt. Scary. A day or so later the German man of war Adler appeared off the harbor, and the German consul came ashore, and demanded that Mataafa comply with the instructions, in his letter of the previous day,' order ing him to leave his encampment on ac count of the alleged depredations. Mataafa informed the consul that none, of his men had committed depredations" upon German plantations or fired upon the German vice consul, as alleged. If Tamasese's men had done this for the purpose of • ' FIXING The blame upon Mataafa's men, he knew nothing of it, and did not intend to be held re sponsible for the acts of the enemy. Mataafa said no one could regret the war more than himself, but he did not intend to stop fighting at the present time, when he had so far gained an ad vantage. He added that all he desired was that foreign nations should not in terfere, but would allow the Samoans to settle the war themselves. The con sul thereupon returned to the Adler, which proceeded to Sautuam, where some of the officers went ashore and paid a visit to Tamassee in his fort. Later in the day the Adler, followed by the United States man-of-war Adams and the Brit ish man-of-war Lizard returned to Apia. It is believed here that had not these two vessels been present the Adler would have shelled the Mataafa's forces. On the 15th a meeting of the three con suls was held at the request of the Ger man consul for the purpose of consider ing what steps should be taken to stop the fighting. United States Consul Blacklock said he would consent to the natives returning to their homes and al low the government to be carried on by the three consuls until definite news could be received from their respective governments. The English consul said the only way TO RESTORE'PEACE was to divest Tamasese and Brandeis of all power. Consul Huaphe replied that he must continue to recognize Tama sese as king and the meeting came to an end. The next day the British con sul issued a proclamation, making all British subjects amenable to his juris diction and directing that all taxes of the English subjects be paid to him in trust for the Samoan government when ever it should be properly established. This proclamation is regarded here as very important, being virtually the ad mission that there is no government ex isting in Samoa, although tho British consul had heretofore recognized Tamasese as king. Nov. 19 the Monono and Savaii men of Mataafa's army started for Galuafata in their ca noes, of which there were about thirty eight in addition to the three Samoan men of war, the sailing of which had de layed the war for five or six days, and were, when completed, of little use. It was intended to make a landing beyond the Tamasese forces and then close in on them, thus driving" them toward Lautuanu, where the big forts of the enemy were, the main body of Mataafa's army being in the vicinity also when the Monono men arrived at Aslufuta. The German schooner was found. She is yet making daily trips from Apia with ammunition for the natives, furnished by the German firm. Brandei's, whose tyrannous conduct is said to be one of the causes of the present war, was on board. The Monono men APPEOCHED THE VESSEL and demanded if Brandeis was there. The captain, whose sympathies are with Mataafa, answered 'that he was riot, at the same time pointing below. The Monono men were afraid to board the vessel, which was flying the German flag, and take Brandeis ashore. In the meantime Brandeis was concealed in the hold under a pile of sacks. While the Monono men were still hanging around the schooner, Brandeis ordered the captain's schooner to sail for Apia at once, which he did. During the aft ernoon the opposing forces had a small fight at Saluafata, Mataafa's men driv ing the rebels out of the two forts, which they captured and killed four of their number, taking their heads, or rather cutting off one ear to be taken before the king, as the heads were considered inconvenient to carry in traveling. A number of Tamesese men were killed, but the Mataafa could not get their heads. The rebels also had many men wounded. Mataafa's loss was four or five killed and eight or ten wounded. Nine boat loads of men arrived during the day from the island of Savaii for the purpose of joining Tamasese. The German gunboat Eber arrived from the Marshall islands on Nov. 21, and at once began to take in s tores. On the afternoon of the follow ing day the Eber left for Saluafata, where she will be stationed for some time. The Nipsic followed the German ship, and also took up her station tem porarily at Saluafata. Immediately on the arrival of the Eber she SENT A BOAT ASHORE bearing Dr. Funcre, a civilian, who noti fied the Ma taafa's men to leave the Ger man ground before the following day or a gun boat would forcibly drive them aw ay. They were ordered not to pass over the German land after driving Tamasese's men - from the forts at Sal uafata. Mataafa's men had thought lessly gone up the coast to have a pig feast instead of following the enemy, and also having left the forts, they could not get back to the forts, which were on the German ground. Tama sese's men were soon in possession of the forts again undisturbed and under the protection of the Ger man flag. The Lizard steamed to Saluafata during the day for the pur pose of looking after the interests of the English subjects and returned in the evening, having found everything all right. Tne Germans claimed large tracts of laud in the districts of Evn and Fosi, which is said to belong to the Samoans." On this ground they placed large numbers of small German flags. The German consul then instructed the captain of the Eber to fire upon any of Mataafa's men who placed their feet on the laud referred to. At the same time the use of this ground was given to Tamasese's followers as A TLACE OF REFUGE, where they would be protected by the Eber. The Savaii now garrisoned the two forts taken by Tamasese, Atua and Aaua, on Nov. 28. Capt. Scary sent a. letter to the Rebel Tamasese Nov. 26, notifying him that in consequence of deprecations committed upon American citizens his war party might be obliged at any time to vacate the forts in ques tion. As a matter of justice to both war parties, a letter was also sent to the caption of the Eber, protesting against his action in sending a small boat to drive the enemy away from the Samo ans' German ground and adding that Capt. Scary was not aware that Ger many or any other foreign power had acquired territoriage rights in Samoa, .and any interference With either of the Samoan war parties would be re garded as an unjustifiable act of i hostility, not sanctioned by the princi ples of international law. Neither Tamasese nor the German captain sent j any reply to these letters. Arrange ments for a general attack on the big fort Lauatii were completed Nov. 25, and it was expected that a fight would begin on the 2Gth. During the afternoon of that day the fighting began at Satuafata, the Tamasese men coming out to meet Mataafa's boys, who re pulsed them, killing several and wound ing many. Word- was sent to the Monono and Savaii men by King Malie toa in the evening, ordering them to come to Lautaii and join in the attack on the big fort at daylight on the fol lowing morning, they to make a fight from the sea, while the Tamasese, Atua and Aaua men would begin an attack from the shore at daylight on the morn ing ot the 27th. the Savaii and Monono canoes numberiug thirty-four, with three SAMOAN MEN-OF-WAR, appeared off Lautaii and began shooting cannon at the Tamasese fort on the beach. The Atua and Aaua men did not begin to fight at the time directed, having being told by some unauthor ized natives that the hour bad been postponed. About 8 o'clock the Tama sese, tired of waiting, began an attack suggested by the Atua and Aaua men. who had meanwhile been ordered to fight at once by the king. The Ma taafa men were received with a tre mendous fire by the Tamasese men in the fort. King Mataafa, who had gone into the bush to ascertain why the fight had not commenced, had started to return to his house two minutes be fore the attack commenced. When the heavy firing was heard he hastened to the beach with his body guard for the purpose of ordering up the Savii men to support the others on the land. The Savii and Monono men had mean while quietly withdrawn to Latoso, two miles distant, believing that the attack had been postponed. Runners were sent out to order them up. They ar rived as soon as possible to the number of about 1,000. They were ordered to support the Tamasese, Atua, and Aaua men in the attack on the third section of the fort. In about half an hour afterward the wounded men began to come in assisted by comrades, while dead men were also carried in. The gunshot wounds were generally of the most serious nature, while many soldiers Were suffering from hatchet and knife cuts. The wounds were temporarily dressed and the injured sent to Apia by boat and by land. The fight lasted all day and by dark eleven dead men had been brought in and nearly forty wounded, many of the latter being fatally shot. The heaviest part of the fighting was over by nightfall, but numerous shots were fired throughout the night. When evening came it was found that the Mataafa's men were in possession of sections two and three of the big fort, while the Tamasese party were still in possession of the first or strongest section. GLADSTONE AT NAPLES. The Italians Give Hi an Ova tion. Naples, Dec. 23.— Mr. Gladstone ar rived here last night. The railway sta tion was crowded with members of the municipal council and other officials. A company of carbineers had great trouble in preventing students . from invading the platform. On the arrival of the train vo ciferous cheers were given, and a stu dent, on behalf of his comrades, pre sented an address to Mr. Gladstone, In which the latter was referred to as the friend of Italy and the writer of the celebrated letters that contributed to the redemption of Italy. At the conclusion of the address there were shouts of -'Long live Glad stone and Ireland and England." Mr. Gladstone, in reply, said he was greatly touched by the reception accorded to him by those for whom he had always entertained a warm affection. He was glad to be able to thank them for the address sent to him on the anniversary of the death of Victor Emmanuel and for the album presented to him at Florence. He was unable to make a better response than by saying "Viva Napoli, viva Italy." Comman dore Morelli then entered the carriage to greet Mr, Gladstone. The students encircled the carriage and wanted to unharness the horses, but Mr. Gladstone begged them not to do so. Upon Hearing the arsenal the hood of the carriage was lowered and Mr. Gladstone stood bareheaded in the moonlight and bade farewell to his ad mirers. This morning Mr. Gladstone attended church. He appeared to be in excellent health. .All the news papers here join in giving him a cordial welcome. The Traffic Must Go. Rome, Dec. 23.— Cardinal Lavigerie made an address on the slavery ques tion in the Gesu church to-day. He said that a general expression of public opin ion was needed to force European gov ernments to take action in the matter. The Musselman princes must be com pelled to fulfill their engagements. It was impossible to expect the abolition of domestic slavery, but the traffic in slaves must be suppressed. Lawrence Oliphant Dead. London, . Dec. 23.— Lawrence Oli phant, the well-known writer, died this afternoon at Twickenham, the resi dence of Sir Grant Duff. The cause of death was cancer of the lungs. During his illness of five months he suffered great agony, but his end was painless and peaceful. The Small Trades Protected. . St. Petersburg, Dec. 23.— authorities of Batoum have refused to sanction the Rothschilds scheme to lay pipes through . that town to convey petroleum from the wells directly to the ship's side. Their objection to the plan is that it would do injury to small traders. Arabs at Bandonb. Suakim, Dec. 23.— Deserters from the Arab camp say that there is a strong Arab force at Handoub, where a large number of the dead taken from the field of Thursday's battle were brought. Legitime's Luck. Havana, Dec. 23.— Gen. Legitime has been unanimously elected presi dent of the republic and is taking en ergetic steps to repress the revolution. One-Armed Thieves. Zanzibar, Dec. 23.— The sultan has issued a decree proclaiming that mur derers shall forfeit their lives and that thieves shall lose their left hands. Victorious Portuguese. London, Dec. s3. — Advices from Mozambique say that . the Portuguese have defeated the Borgas on' the m>pef Zambesi. ' CHOPPED JO PIECES. The Murder at Primrose the Most Brutal in Badger State History. Christens Body Literally Cut Into Mincemeat in a Cheese Tub. Preparations by Kuhni Show the Deed to Have Been Deliberate. The Villain on His Way to Europe by the Steamer Lord Goug-h. Madison, Wis., Dec. 28.— John Kuhni, who brutally murdered William Christen in the town of Primrose Dec. 12, ha° been traced to Philadelphia, and is now on his way to Liverpool on the American line steamer Lord Gough. The details of the terrible crime, learned to-day, are more revolting than telegraphed last night, and it is safe to say no more diabolical deed was ever perpetrated in this state. Primrose, where the crime occurred, is a Norwegian and Swiss settlement, the manufacture of cheese and dairying be ing the chief occupations. It was in a cheese factory that the crime was com mitted, and the fact that the factory is not in running order accounts for the length of time in finding it out, while had it not been for the accidental discovery of the bag and its ghastly contents it would not be known yet. Ole Barton, the justice who held the inquest over the head and the only other parts found of the un fortunate Christen, was in the city, to-day, and from him and the officers who arrived from the scene to-night is learned ~* . THE THI'TH. That the murder was cold-blooded and deliberate is shown by the fact that the murderer some days previous to execu ting the act obtained the only picture of himself in existence from his brother on a slight pretext. Two days before the murder he also bought a gallon of whisky, and it Is presumed he got his victim dead drunk, when ho was at his mercy, his prey dying in his bed in a drunken stupor. The murderer took an ax and split ids head clear- across. The deed accom plished, the next move was to get rid of the body, and this the fiend at tempted by dragging the corpse into a tub and literally chopping it to pieces. The head and entrails were disposed of as related above, but what was done with the rest of the body remained a mystery until to-day, although vigor ous search was made. The victim's clothes were burned and ashes thrown over the floor and the ax, to hide the clots of blood. The murderer occupied the entire day after the murder per forming this task, as he was seen about the factory all that day. Early the next morning he went to his brother, who helped him carry his baggage to the depot at New Glarns, telling him he was going to Monroe to meet Chris tien (the murdered man), and that they were GOING TO CniCAOO and possibly Switzerland. Kuhni car ried two satchels and two shotguns, and in changing cars at Monticeilo he sought aid of one of the residents in carrying one of the satchels, which was very heavy. On removing his hands from the bottom of the satchel the stranger found them covered with blood, but strange enough, he thought nothing unusual, afterward telling some friends how he helped a man lift a satchel full of dead rabbits, which he supposed to be contained therein, and commenting on the strangeness of put ting dead rabbits in a satchel. There is now no doubt but that the satchel con tained the rest of the remains of the murdered man, though why the murderer should carry them with him is a mystery in keep ing with tho shocking crime. Officers from here tracked their man to Monroe, where they ascertained to-night he had taken ocean passage. The ob taining of. Christens money was the cause of the terrible act. Christen is known to have had about *?1"30 in cash about his person and a certificate of de qosit for ?100 on a Monroe bank. Kuhni will be arrested on landing at Livepool, and an officer sent for him. SOME OTHER ST. PAUL. A Forger "Who Claims to Travel for a St. Paul House. Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. Edward M. Stuart was arrested here Saturday night for forgery. He says he travels for a St. Paul house and lost all the firm's money he had. as well as his own, in gambling in a Chicago hotel where he had been stopping, having been en ticed in the game, he says, by some' men about the hotel. On reaching Milwau kee, it is charged that to cover up his losses he raised money on forged checks on the Plankinton bank, made payable to Edward M. Stuart, forging the signa ture of Philip Gross, a hardware mer chant, to them. He had passed one of them at Conroy's confectionery, an other at Burroughs trunk store, and was attempting to pass a third at Barth's trunk store when arrested. [There is only one Stuart working for a St. Paul house, aud he is not travelin-j in Wisconsin.] Killed by a Colored Man. 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The con* stables seized the alcohol, and claimed that after it once crossed the line and came inside the state it fell under the provision of the statute for the rest of the journey, and was therefore liable to seizure for being unmarked. The court holds that this was an interstate ship ment belonging to interstate commerce, and therefore not subject to state laws until the transit had ended and the liquor beacme a part of the mass of lowa property. Ho therefore orders that the gallon jug be sent on its way to Runnells undisturbed. ' BAD HOYS. Naughty Columbia College Sto> dents Put Up $10 Each. j ' New York. Dec. 23.— Columbia college students, who were arrested last night for creating a disturbance at the Bijou theater and annoying people on the street by their rough actions, were fined J lO each in the police court to-day. There was a party of about 300 students at the theater.and they were disorderly. The police had to interfere after the performance to enable other persons Id the audience to get out of the lobby of the theater without danger. The stu dents who resisted the officers were ar* rested. / One Story a Fabrication. Chattanooga, Term., Dec. 23.--- Jesse Cole was to have been hanged Saturday at Newport, Term., for the murder of Samuel Large, but was res pited almost at the last moment on the affidavit of Mrs. Waxtead, on the strength of which Gov. Taylor re prieved him for sixty days. Yesterday at Knoxville she made another state ment, In which she says she does not know Cole and never saw him. It is believed that she was paid to make the affidavit which saved his life. Rioting was imminent in case he had beea hanged. KllleiT With a Bar. Nevada, Mo., Dec. 23. -Fred Krouso, the keeper of the Line House saloon, about five miles east of Fort Scott, was found yesterday dead in a room at the rear of his saloon. He had been knocked on the head with a heavy iron bar and his skull was crushed. Krouse was undoubtedly murdered for his money. lie was fifty-five years of age and came from New York, where bis son and daughter now reside. .- ■-■ • ■■ > Their Marriage a Failure. Syracuse, N. V., Dec. 23.— 10 o'clock tonight William Crossley shot and killed his wife and then blew out his own brains with a revolver. Cross ley lived about an hour and was speech-* less. The man and wife had lived apart for six months of their year of married, life. ;-;■;•* ;;y -V- ■*•»-_•-» ON THE CIMARRON. Proposed Meeting Place ofthe In vaders of Oklahoma. Wichita, Kan., Dec. 23.— Since the interstate convention was held here, it has been rumored that there is. an or ganization to invade Oklahoma if the .Springer bill should fail. The arrival last night of Pawnee Bill (Maj. G. W. Lillie) to take charge of the invasion confirmed these reports. The leader himself was found and his plans learned. Colonies have been formed all over Southern Kansas, Western Ar kansas and Northern Texas, enrolling over 10,000 men. A wagon train is here now awaiting the word to advance. Tho Kansas colonists will enter the territory about Jan. 10 at Caldwell, and, follow ing the Cheyenne and Fort Sill trail, will meet the colonists from Arkansas, and Texas on the banks of the Cimar ron, and from there occupy the choice lands of Oklahoma. The colonists will be mostly farmers, taking with them their wagons and farming implements. No force will be used and no territory will be occupied except Oklahoma, Pawnee Bill knows all the country and is familiar with the Indian language spoken, and no more able leader could be found. He has interested in the movement some of the most influential men of this and adjoining states, and ho is backed by a great deal of money. People are arriving in great numbers to assist in the movement, and Pawnee Bill shows correspondence regarding the matter from all over the Union. -ta- — A POWfiUPITL GUN, " But Not so Good as One Made Many Years Ago. Washington, Dec. 23.— Respecting experiments with steel-pointed projec tiles with the new guns of the crniser Chicago, at Annapolis last Friday, when a 250-pound projectile was driven through a steel target ten inches thick, and also through a solid oak back,' a naval officer remarked last night that this test met with gratifying success, but the official record shows that thir teen years ago a projectile weighing 203 pounds was fired from a gun con verted from an old 200-pound I**arrott gun with forty pounds of powder, and penetrated sixteen inches of iron, and the piojectile was found three feet in the rear of the target. The point of this comparison of what was done at • Nut island, Boston harbor, in 1875, . with the performance at Annapolis last week is that it shows that only half the quantity of powder was used in the former experiment, and the Wiard gun was only half the weight of the Annan- : olis gun— the former weighed about -,' seven tons, and the latter, made of steel, weighs about fourteen tons. Married a Chinaman. San Francisco, Dec. 23.— Gertie . Richie, a variety actress, was married by contract last night to Ah Back, . a leading actor in female parts at the Chinese theater. The girl formerly lived in Philadelphia, and it is believed she married the Chinaman on account of the wealth which he is said to pos sess. wm John Bright Recovering. London, Dec. 23. -John Bright Is,' rapidly recovering. ' He was able to sit in a chair for half an hour to-day.