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j <* COMPLETE SET OF <> | f PICTURESQUE CALIFORNIA < VOLUME LXXVI. NO. 120. TO THE FRONT. England Urged to Send Troops. RUSSIA READY TO ACT. Korea Lies Within Her Sphere. COWARDICE OF THE CHINESE. Ran Away at Sight of Japanese Smoke. CAPTAIN FONQ IN DISGRACE. Condemned to Lose Mis Head and He Will Have Plenty of Company. St. Petersburg, Sept. 27.— The Novb Vremya declares that Russia is entitled to more influence than Great Britain in the settlement of the Korean question be cause the nature of the position of AWFUL HAVOC OF THE BULL IN THE CHINA SHOP. [Reproduced trots the New York Press.] Korea places that country within tbe sphere o[ Russian influence. LOHTJOS. Sept. 27.— A dispatch to the Times from Shanghai reports that tbe Japanese have been repnlsed at both Anju and Wiju. A dispatch from Simla to the Times says that the English papers there are urging the rush of troops to Hong-Kong and otber treaty ports of China, as letters have been received reporting a dangerous anti-foreign feeling in tb> se places. A dispatch from Shanghai dated to-day 6ay«: The Chinese naval officers vow at Port Arthnr and Tientsin are squabbling among themselves as to the responsibility for the terrible Chinese losses in the naval battle off the Yalu. A court of lnquirv is sitting and has already found Cartain Fong of the warship T«i Yuen euilty of cowardice in the lact of the enemy. He was condemned to be beheaded, and it is believed that other officers will lose their heads. A telegram from Kung Taotai, at Port JAPANESE ADVANCE ON SACHAN. [From » drawing by Mr. Ynbuzakl, a Japanese artist on tbe ground.] Arthur, received by the commandant at Wei Hai Wei, positively accuses the coro uoaudcr of the Cben Yuen of taking flight with his vessel before the battle at the first bight of tha enemy'? smoke. Admiral Ting, who remains at Tort Arthur, bas also telegraphed to Wei Hai Wei making charges against some of bis officer*. The admiral declares that the Ping Yuen, the Kwang Ting and the Chin Chung, together win four torpedo-boats, were on the Yalu River when the battle commenced, and there they remained until the fighting was over. They then sn<>ak''d out and made for Port Arthur. Tim of these torpedo boats are said to l»e still missing. The Pall Mall Ga/.otte tiiis afternoon publishes a letter from Shanghai, da'ed August 17, saying that the Cbine;-e navy cannot figlit because the itiip* n ave only about twelve rouids of tmrnnnf ion per »!)ip, the supply of ammunition having been sold, acceding to the Pall M»ll Ga z»tte correspondent, by ihP eamains of the warships. The correspondent aids that one of these commanders actually sold one cf hisa'iip's Arms rong guns and went to sea one guv short. Shanghai, S'-'Pt. 27.— Captain FoDg fo The Morning Call. the Chinese turret ship Tsi Yuen has l>een liegraded for cowardice in the Yalu|Kiver u'_-ht. The dispi.t-h states that the Chi nese cruiser Kwang Kai became stranded on a reef while endeavoring to make her escape from the Yalu battle and was after ward blown up by the Japanese. This makes a total loss of five ships to the Chinese, including one «*bip which was rammed by the Tsi Yuen while trying to ram oue of the Jarauese vessels. The Japanese warsbii s are scouting In the Gulf of Pechili. Naval experts say that the Chinese vessels will never appear on the scene again. Washington-. Sept. 27.— An official of the Chinese legation sad tr-day that in fortnatiou from the Viceroy at Tientsin regarding the fight ac the mouth of the Falu Kiver was toat it was a drawn battle. ReenrJing the Ping Yang land fight, the Chinese admit defeat, but no details of ihe battle have been received. No official con firmation has been received by the Minis ter of the degradation of Li Hung Chang by the deprivation of his peacock feathers and tiie yellow jacket. It is asserted that even if such should be the case, the Vice roy still retains all the powers exercised by him prior to the degradation. KOREAN REVOLT. Tong Haks Rise in Force to Drive Out the Japs. Yokohama, S*pt. 27.— Tin Tong Haks, a powerful religious Beet of Korean rebels, have attacked the Japanese troops at Taiku, Southern K"rea. Re-enforcements have been sent the Japanese from Seoul. The Tone Hak« constitute one of the most powerful reyolutionary elements ia Korea. They ascribe the precarious con diiions of Korean trade and commerce to the presence of foreigners. The Tong Haks ear!y in the year undertook to rid Korea of foraignors and threatened the Japanese as well as the people of cthT nations. Last year, incited by thp Ton.: Hak«, 30.000 Koreans threatened to march on the Korean capital and expel tbe foreigners therefrom. The movement was suppressed, but the feeling which existed l^d to disturbances which eventually brought about the war between China and Japan. OFFICERS OF OBSERVATION. Herbert Thinks Admiral Carpenter Knows His Business. Washington, Sept. 27.— Secretary Her bert's attention was to-day called to criti cisms by certain naval officers upon his failure to detail a naval attache to watch the China-Japan war, and was asked: "What is the policy of the >'avv Depart* merit in regard to the sending naval offi cers on board Ciiine se-Japanose vessels to ascertain the status of the war and make observation which wouM be of benefit to the department?" .Herbert replied: 'There is on bo ard each ship in Aslatr waters an officer d esignnted as an intelli gence officer, and the ndmiral commanding the fleet wait weeks ago and recently urged to be diligen*. in collecting information that would be of use to the department. Admiral Carpenter was instructed to guard American interests and cruise along the line of military operations. lie will be in a position to observe and he bas been directed to detail officers, if necessary, for this purpose at d send them on such mis sions to obtain information and ascertain, when practicable, tne nature and extent of injuries received by sblpt In battle. He was not instruct -d to deUil officers to go on board Chinese or Japanese sbip«, about to go into battle, arid it is supposed that il an officer should ask his Denuis.ion to do so he would refuse the request as Admiral UrowD did when an officer of bis fleet made a similar rpyuest, and Browu re fused him permission to go upon the SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 28, 1894. vessels of the insurgents in Chilean water." EDUCATED IN AMERICA. Japanese Naval Officers All Gradu ates of Annapolis. All the commanders 'uf the Japanese ves sels which make up that nation's crack fighting fleet are young officers who were educated at the United States Naval Academy, says the Army and Navy Reg ister. There have been eleven Japanese graduated fr m Annapolis and sixteen have been under Instruction there. Of the seven leading captains ranking highest in the favor of the Emperor, those who have done the best service are all about SB years of age. The first Jarant-se graduate is at the head of the naval establishment as chief executive offictr under the direction of the Emperor. The second ;.»i;uatetß flyine the pennant of a rear admiral from the Naniwa, the best cruiser Japan has. Lieutenant - Commander Gibson of the navy, who recently returned from a three years' cruise in Eastern water?, gives a most interesting account of the condition of discipline and morals of the Japanese fleet. "Tlio ships are all commanded by Ann apolis graduates," said he, "and they made me feel pn ml of the work done at our naval school. Tlie captains are all young n.en, full of zea.l in tfceii profession aud Know its (let ils thoroughly. It made some of us feel the slowness oi i>rotuutio:i at home to see the boys we educated full captains, commanding vessels that would be a credit to euy nation's fleet. Tup me hods, exerci-r» acd discipline are all precisely what they wouM be on an Ameri can ship of the same class. The Japanese are born Milan, full of daring and quite equal in professional ac<juirenjent« and practical knowledge to any < flicer? of their experience in our uayy or that of Fn^lanU. The 6hips are fully manned and Him batteries ar^ four 8-inch and 6-iach rifles, Armstrong guns, besides the usual com plement of rapid-tiring guns." It if reported nere that Prince KomatMi, the Emperor's cousin and a graduate of the French Military school of St. Cyr, who passed throueh New York six weeks ago en route to Japan, Has been placeJ in com mand of the First Army Corps, which is 42,000 strong, comprising the elite of the Japanese army, particularly in art llery. It will be the first to enter Peking if that be the next»poinl of sttaek. PARDON TO MORMONS. Cleveland Thinks They Mean to Do Better. Therefore Amnesty Will Be Extended to All Who Have Trans gressed the Law. Washington, Sept. 27.— The President has tsbued the following i reclamation: « herkas. Congress by a statute, approved March 22, 1882, and by MMV e« In furtherance and amendment thereof, defined the law of bigamy, polygamy and unlawful cohabitation in tbe Territories aud places within the ex clusive jurisdiction of the United States and prescribed penalty for such crimes; and whereas, ou or about the Ctu day or Octo ber, 1890, the church of the Latter-day Saints, commonly called the Mormon church, through its president, issued a tnauif sto t reclaiming the purpose of said church no longer to sanc tion the practice of polygamous marriages, and called upon all members and adherents of said church to obey said laws of the United States in reference to said subject-matter: and whereas, on the 4tli day or January, A. D. 1893, Benjamin Harrison, then President of thejUnited States, did declare and grant full pardon and amnesty to certain offenders under said acts, upon condition of future obedience to their requirements, as Is fully set forth In said proclamation of amnesty and passed on; and whereas upon the evidence now fur nished me 1 am satisfied that the members and adherents of said church generally abstain from plural man laces and polygamous co habitation and are now livinc in obedience to ibf laws, and (he time lias now arrived when the interests of public justice and morality will be promoted by the crantlug of amnesty and pardon to all such offenders as conn lied with the condition of said proclamation, in cluding such of said offenders as have been convicted under the provision of said act. Now, therfon, 1, Grover Cleveland, Presi dent of the Untied Sta tes, by virtue of the powers in me vested, do hereby declare and grant a full amnesty and pardon to all persons who bave Id violation of said acts committed either of the offenses of polygamy, Mgamy, adultery or unlawfu' coh biiation uuaer the color of polygamous or plural maii'luge, or who having been convicted of violence ot said act are now suffeung deprivation or civil rights in consequence of the fame excepting all persons who have not complied wi h tti- conditions contained in said executive proclamation of January 4, 1893. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my band and affixed the ,-eal of the Lined States. Gkovkr Cleveland. LEO TO FRANCE. He Will Deal the Royalists There a Death Blow. Rome, Sept. 27.— Ttie Pope has sum moned Mgr. Huist, tbe spiritual adviser of the late Count of Paris, to the Vatican for the purpose of imparting to him in structions in recard to the French royal ists. in clerical circles this action is be lievrd to be a fatal blow to tbe preten tions of the monarchists. In view of the fact that the Austro- Hungarian legations have raised tbe ques tion of the exclusive rieht, anciently be longing to the sovereigns of Spain, France and Austria, to object to the election of any Cardinal as Pope, a special clause wili be added by ttie Pope to the secret instrur uon-* to be given at the coming conclave, in order to frustrate any attempt to revive the ng'ut. ANOTHER OCEAN RECORD. Again the Westward Time Is Lowered by the Fuerst Bismarck. New Yoisk, Sept. 27.— Tlie Hamburg- Aumrican steamer Fuerat Blstmrek. which arrived to-night from Southami't >:i, bas reduced her westward record of 6 days 10 hours and 52 minutes, made August last. by just 20 minutes, having niaiie the pas- Rage in 6 days 10 hours and 32 minutes. This time is 13 minutes ahead of her rival, the N ornianij ia's record. Clan-na-Gae! Quarrels. JNew York, Sept. 27— It is reported that the bad blood generated at the Clan na-Gaflconventiou, held recently in Phila delphia, and the dissatUfacion of the member' cancel by the expulsion of camps 10 and 93 of Brooklyn, caused much dissatisfaction among persons interested. TALK TO BRITONS. Wilson at the London Banquet. BREAKING DOWN FENCES. That Is the Present Work of Democracy. TO LET IN ENGLISH TRADE. Frank Confession of the Leader of the House to His Foreign Friends. London, Sepi. 27.— The dinner given by the Chamber of Commerce of London to Coneressrnan W. L. Wilson took place at the Hotel Metropole thU evening. About seventy eu? sts were present, including J. Sterling Morton, Secretary of Agriculture, and his two son?, Paul and Joyce Morton; Congressman Strauss of New Fork; Sir Courtney E. Beyle, permanent secretary of the Board of Trade, and a number of loading men in trade and commerce. After the toast to the Q leen had been drunk the chairma i proposed a toast to the President of the United States. He rr ferred in eulci;i*tic terms to America's former representatives in London, Lowell, Lincoln and Phelps, and the present rep resentative, Mr. Bayard, the mention of whose names were greeted v»ith loud cheers. He extended a hearty welcome to the guests and to the Secretary, as rep resenting tbe American Government. The toast was drunk standing, amid loud and prolonged cheers. Proposing a toast to the guests, Sir Albert Tollitt said chat Mr. Wilson's name had become honored and familiar in England. In honoring tbe guest, he said, they were honoring London, and it< Cham ber of Commerce asked him to take back with him a message <<f peace and good will. Nothing he went on, could be wors* than war between tbe two great allies. Thi» arbitration in the Alabama and Bering Sea c ses was acceptable to Great Britain. He was not sure that the worst wars of the future would not be tariff. If, as be boped. the period of tariffs were being brought to an eDd, both countries ought to honor Mr. Wilson. Great benefit had already been experienced in England. Furnaces had been reopened in Wales and Yorkshire, »nd an impetus had been given to 'he textile industries. Mr. Wilson, rising to reply, was greeted with cheers, which lasted for several minutes. The vaii us points iv bis ajteech were also warmly cheered. United States Emba<3ador Bayard and James R. Roosevelt, secretary of the United States embassy, a*at regrets. •** ■■*' After acknowledging the' honor con ferred upon him and melting the events of the long struggle to overthrow protection, Mr. Wilson said: "Ail the people saw that our system was generating a brood of monopolists bo powerful a* to defy the law, aud who used part of the wealth they drew from sharing In the power of taxation to increase their privilege?, de hauch elections and corrupt legislation. "I am quite sure t at our protective policy has already served to rroraote tie trade of other nations, and if continued it would have still further promoted each trade and pre-eminently your own. 1 stand before you a representative of those who are striving for a freer commercial policy for the United Slates. 1 fear I can not ask you to rejoice in iti adoption, ex cept as you may prefer right principles to selflsh advantages. Protection has seen our voluntary withdrawal from the sens and from the general market?. Our pro tectionists have been building defenses to keep you and oilier nations from com peting in our borne markets. Tin tar ff reformer* are breaking down these de fenses. Let us compete in all the markets o'Sthe world. Not only is our production of common and food products growing more rapidly than our consumption, but we have to-day a manufacturing plant which, urged to Its full capacity, wouli in six months fully meet our demands for a year. "The nations of the world are growing nure and more neighbrriy, and the manu facturing supremacy of the warla must eventually pass to that nation which, hav ing the largest supply, shall apply it to the blffbest intelligence and enterprise. "Our supply of materials is more ex hßustless and more cheaply handled than that of any other people, and if we con tinue to be underlings it is our own fault. We arc bn:ug rapidly sobured, though un appalled by the t;u!h forced upon us, that of all human governments a tree govern tnent is the most complex anddifflcult and, judging from the world's experience, the must uncertain and short lived. "Our institutions are strong because they are deeply rooted in the past. It was for you and for as to show that while other nations have been great in war, commerce and science we can be great in all and great in the greatness of permanent freedom." Secretary Morton was the next speaker. He said Mr. Wnson h>d sta'.ed what was absolutely correct, and that the p?ople of America bad finally said adieu to the protective system. Free trade had been used as a bo*y with Americans, but at last the farmers had recognized that free trade did not compel trade any where, but simply perm tted an American citizen to trade where it was must advan tageous. Mr. Morton said, "We, a? Americans, feel at home here," and the remark was ioudly cheered. Sir Courtney Boyle, toasting Sir Albert Tolitt, said they owed a debt of gratitude tn Mr. Wilson and his colleagues la Con gress, and they boi et! their action was not tinul. He declared that their claim was just; thnt they bad changed the policy of America from a harmful one to one benefiting not only themselves, but the commerce of the world. NORWEGIAN RADICALS Have Increased Their Lead in the Storthing. Stockholm. Sept. Sf.— The last count ing of votes iv the >.orwrgian election show that the Left has been victorious. Iv the elections Usi week the gains were first thought to have been by the liiebt, bat these have been overcome by the Radicals, the latter having carried the whole of the Chronstjen district, which has been re garded as a conservative stronghold. Ahout half the members ot the new Storthing pt« dow elected, and a careful analysis discloses thai the Left have in creased its majority. Knc Oscar, who is said to be very much displeased at the way the elections are gong, will leave Chris tiania to-morrow for Hunneberg to take part in the annual elk hunt. RIOTING AT RIO. President Peixoto Says That He Can Keep the Peace. Montevideo, Sept. 57.— Admiral da Gama asserts there has been ricting in Rio* de Janeiro lasting five days and accom panied by outrages on Portuguese mer chants, tnsHgated directly by President Peixoio, who incited soldiers, dressed in citizens' clothes, to make an attack on the pretense that they wanted to break up a meeting of royalist conspirators. Rio, it is reported, looks like a great military camp, soldiers p trolling the street-, cavalry being encamped in the public gardens and launches patrolling the harbor. The number of killed in the riots is staled to 1 c 338, while 213 were wounded and entered the hospitals. Most of the SghtinE occurred near the water's edge, ana many bodies were cast into the harhor. The damage to the property of Portu guese, British and other foreigners will amount to $1,500,000. It is said that Peixoto will declare that in order to protect the lives of foreigners he is forced to declare martial law. The British Minister has asked for a guard at the legation and residence. The British legation is crowded with refugees who are afraid to co on the streets. Rio de Janeiro. Sept. 27.— One hun dred and ninety-seven persons have beeu ..rrested U r being implicated In tie riots of the last four days. The police and marines are actve. Troops are held in barracks and sailors were ready to land, but President Pelxoto announced that aid from tbe foreign warships was unneces sary. LIBERTY AND SCABS. Argument in the Debs Con tempt Case. Railroad Attorney Miller Says That All Men have a Right to Seek Work. Chicago. Sept. 27.— Assistant District Attorney Roeeotbal closed the argument for tbe Government in the Debs case. S. S. Gregory lor toe defense contended that workiugmen have the right ro strike based on the constitution, and any Interested pmrty ha* the right to order a strike. Tbe attrruev declared that the United Stales MM injunctions agtinst Deb* were, void and no one could be punished for refusing to obey a void injunction. Oral arguments in t'.e Debs' contempt proceedings will be conriuaed to-morrow, wnen Judge Woods wi;l take the case uuder hdvisement. No decision is expected be fore the latter part of October. Mr. Miller occupied the entire afternoon with his speech in behalf of the receivers of the Atcbison road. Mr. Miller de clared that all Die talk about personal lib erty ccming from the counsel for the de fense seemed to carry with it the idea that only members of the uni<ns%.were entitled to personal liberty. How^ould the respondents claim to be champions of personal libeity when they called men seeking honorable Libor or who did not bMocg to unions "m-pps." One telegram, referring to tne fact that union men were being engai-ed in the East to take the places of t!n> strikers, said, "U-e no violence, but stop tiese scabs." a direct invitation for v!tl*nce, the at torney insisted. Again T)eb« declared tnat "Eternal slavery should b? t'.ie scabs' doom." If the means to be employed by the strikers were absolutely peaceable, why should the presence of troops brought to Chicago simply to preserve the peace interfere whh the work of Debs and his nssis:an>s? Washixgtox, Sept. 27.— The United States commission appointed to investigate the rhicaeo strike, after a two days'ex ecutive session lor the pur pose of discuss ing and deciding the nature of the report to be submitted to the President, adjourned ilns evening until tne last week in Oc tober. FORMED A MINISTRY. The Men Who Will Direct the Future Policy of Victoria. Melbourne, Sept 27.— George Turner, leader of ike opposition, has succeeded in forming a new Ministry, as follows: Pre mier and Treasurer, George Turner; At torney-General, J. A. Isaacs; Minister of Defense ana Health, K. F. Sargood ; Chief Secretary and Minister of Education, J. F. Peabody; Postmaster - General, J. Q. Duffy; Minister of Customs ana Lands, K. W. Best; Solicitor-General, U. B. Cuth aert; Minister of Railways, K. U. Wil liams; Minster of Public Works, J. W. Tavnrn«r; Minister of Mines and Supply, EL F. iter; Ministers without portfolios— R. T. Vale, A. McClean, O. W. McCulloch and J. M. Pratt. ■ WHISKY MEN MEET. Opposed to Rebates and Want to Raise the Prices. Cincinnati, Sept. 27. — There was an all day meetiug here to-day of the whisky men, several of them members of the trust. It was held behind cios-d doors and no details were reported. It seems to be a meeting to form aWe stern distributing association. A committee of five, names not given, was appointed to draw up ana report a plan for organization. la the discussion an increase of the ptiee of whisky was (avored, as was also the aboit.on of the rebate system. The whole proceedings are to be reported at the next meeting of the whisky trust. AIcKINLEY AND REED. They Are Invited to Speak Up in Washington. Tacoma, Wnab., Sept. 27.— Governor McKinley and Congressman Tom Reed have been invited to speak in Washington during the fa 1 campaign by the Republi can State Central Committee, which has just opened new headquarters here. If tb«y come it is expected they will make a brief tour of the N> rthwest. CAUGHT AT LAST. Captain Howgate Under Arrest. AFTER THIRTEEN YEARS. He Must Answer for His Many Crimes. HOW HE MADE HIS ESCAPE. Aided by His Daughter He Fled With the Woman Who Had Ruined His Life. NKW Yokk, SeDt. 27.— Captain Henry Howe*tp, formerly Chief of tbe Weather .Bureau at Washington, was arrested in tfiis city to-day on champs of forgery and the embezzlement of £3<>J,ooo, committed in 1878 ami 1879. Tbe arrest is the reauit of a search which h.is occupied the atten tion of the United Sta'es Secret Ser?ice over thirteen years. Howgate was arrested in 1880 in Wash ington, but having ob ained permission to go to his room to dre»6, he escaoed through a window and has since baffled all attempts at recapture. Witli Howgate there weDt a notorious woman of Wash ington, for whom it is alleged be robbed the Government. After having searched nearly the whole country f<r Hnweateex-SueiifT Drummond received information that the fugitive was a dealer in old clothes and pamphlets in this city. Every bookstore wa3 visited by detectives, but without success. Finally an i fficer was detailed to watch the auction sales fur Howgate. About two week* ago it was supposed that the fugi tive was keeping an old bookstore at 81 Fourth avenue under the name of Harvey Williams. JNot being sure of the man's identity the authorities in Washington were asked to send a man to the < itv who was a< quaintod wit?) Howgate and a clerk in the War Department, who had been for merly associated with liow^ate|in the Wai Bureau was sent here. He met HiWgate. but at first was uncertain of bis identity, as the latter had changed considerably hi t irteen years. After engaging him in conversation the cierk at length became convinced that th^ruan was Howgate aud a warrant for his arrest was procured from Commissioner Alexander. Mr. Druuiiuond served the wrrrantto d^y Jd ]>ers<>n. He met Hongate coming out f>i a store at Foortfa avenue and Ttnth strert and said, "How are you. Captain Howgate?" The latter stared, but soon gained bb composure, and asked Mr. Drummonn what he wanted. The deUctlve told him. and he answered, "All richt; the jig is up. lam Captain Howgate." On Deine arraigned before Commissioner Alexander (his afternoon Ilowgate said he would waive examination and go back to Washington without trouble. He was not in a position, he said, to lurnish bail, which was fixed by the Commissionfr at $10,000. There are seven indictments pend iue against flowga'e. HOWGATE'S FALL. How He Wronged the Daughter Who Nobly Stood by Him. Washington. Sept. 27. — The story of Howpa;e's exposure and of his relations with a woman namerl Xettie Burrill caused a great sensation at trie time of the occur rence. For several years he bad led a double domestic life in Washington. But a few squares away from the borne that contained his devoted wife and 'he daugh ter who was to cling to him so deter minedly in the dark hours to come, he sup ported a woman in luxuiijus style. At the jail, after his arrest, he was treated with more consideration than ordi nary nifllef actors. He was so u'ttrly op posed to using the common bathtubs in the jail that !ii< kind-hearted euardiacs re laxed the rules and allowed the cap.nin to visit his residence on Thirteenth street on April 12, 1882, in order to indulge in lava tory luxuriance. The officers remained in the sitting room while Howgate went urjstairs for his batb. It is said thst Miss Howgate, who possessed an exquisite voice, sang to the guardians of her father, aud made time pass so pleasantly that an hour elapsed before they awakened to a full realization of what t':ey were there for. They askttd Miss Howgate to call her father. Stie was gone a long time, and then came back pale and excited. She could find her father no wherp, she said. They searched the house and then rushed out and gave the alarm. Captain Howgate by this time bad two hours (be start of pursuit, and it is thought that he was steaming down the river be low Alexandria before bis daughter had finished ringing. He escaped by going out of the rear of the house wben he was sur pos»-d to go to the bathroom, went out into the blind alley in the rear and' turned into the exit running out into the street, where a carriage containing .Nettie Burrill was awaiting him. s He went to New Orleans and remained there untiL be believed the secret service detectives were afier bim. Accordingly he toog his departure westward aDd wa« seen at one or two places on the Pacific Coast. For two years past be had made his borne in New York City. LAUNT THOMPSON DEAD. He Was One of the Noted Sculptors of America. Middletowx, N. V., Sept. 27.— Launt Thompson, the noted sculptor, died at the State Hospital yesterday. Launt Thompson wag born in Abbey leix. Queens County. Ireland, February 8, 183;$ At the age of 14 he went to Al- Uany. N. V., aud there eniered the office of a professor of anatomy. While there he occupied his leisure hours withdrawing, but later entered a medical college. When Erastas D. ralmer, the sculptor, offered to teceive him as his pupil, he glaaly availed himself of the opportunity and abandoned medicine for art. He worked in Palmer's siudio for nine years, produc ing several portrait-busts and ideal beads of some merit. In 1858 be re moved to New York City. He became an associate of the Academy of Design in 1859, and three years later bis bust, "The Trapper," secured bis election as an academic-inn. In 18G8-69 he went to Rome and in 1875 be went again to Italy, remaic- BOOKSJ^OR lOC. ■ 11l I MAYNE HAWTHONE, TENNYSON UUV REID, CARLYLE, COOPER. SEE DUMAS, BLACK, BR ADDON LARGE AD. And Other Popular Writers PRICE FIVE CENTS Ing until 1881, in which year he returned to New York. In 1874 he was viee-preaident of the National Academy. Amonz his most noted works are: "Elaine," a bust; "Morning Glory," a medallion; statues of Abraham Pier sou, Napoleon 1, General John Seds wick, Win field Scott, Chail-'S Morgan, Ambrose E. Burnstde, "The Color- Bearer," a medallion portrait of John A. Dix, and portrait busts of William C. Bryant, James Gordon Bennett the elder, Robert B. Minturn, Captain Cfcarles H. Marshall, Edwin Booth as "Hamlet," Stephen 11. Tyng, Charles L. Elliott and Samuel F. B. Morse. Yale conferred on tbe talented sculptor the degree of AI. A. in 1874. FIRES YET BUR NINO. The Unhappy People of Minnesota Scourged by Flames. St. Paui,. Mion., Sept. 27.— More seri ous forest tires are reported to-nieht from Crow Wing County, and several fatalities are feared. A dispatch from Brainerd snys a large pait of that county has been laid waste by the fires, which are raging with tfirribie fury this afternoon, and probably a dozen farmers in the eastern and southern p; rt of Crow WiDg County hare lost their buildings and in some case? everything contained in them. Lon Viucent and his family had a very narrow escape and his farmhouse was de stroyed. The only thing John Swansou saved was his ieam. County Treasurer John T. Frater suffered greatly, all his farm-builiiings, crops and househo.d goods being destroyed. Albert !a Ford lost cou siderable grain with his farm-buildings. The flames spread with great rapidity. Many families known to be in the fire belt have not been heard from, and grave fears are felt for iheir safety. The fires are still burning, t>ut the wind has died down. TO SAVE THE SEALS. Assistant Secretary Hamlin Very Much in Earnest. He Believes, Also, That Some Steps Should Be Taken to Stop Smuggling. Washington. D. C, Sept. 27.— Assistant Secretary of the Treasury iiamlin lias re turned to Washington alter his trip to Alaska and told the Call correspondent ti-day that he wa3 not yet ready with his report of the trip. He is waiting, he says for certain reports to be made by special ageuts as to ibe inspection of custom houses before nu.kiug up his own recmn roendations concerning ti'iem. lie intends to rec'ituiuend an iavr-iase of the force at the San Francisco Custom-house and probably at others on the coast. He be lieves yl-o that additional revenue cutters should be stationed at San Francisco. Concerning the soal question, be says lie believes soroelhiuj; should be done with out delay to check the taking of seals in such large numbers, otherwise they would disappear from Alaskan waters. The seals seem to be decreasing in number very rapidly. Mr. Hamlin stated further that the northwestern frontier was greatly in need of aimr< comprehensive police system. With the very limited number of revenue officials available, for this duty it is com paratively an easy matter] to smuggle opium into the country. anG no doubt many Chinese have been able to elude the officers, and were now safely within our borders. Additional revenue cutt-rs and a num ber of launches, he said, should be pro vided. Two revenue cutters, he thinks, should be assigned to the duty of patrol ling the Alaskan coast to prevent smuj gling and to enforce the law relating ti salmou-fishiag. I; was a singuUr fact ttiat many of the large canneries in Alaska employ Chinese labor almost exclusively, and some of t'.e natives had complained of this discrimination. A special acent of the department was now looking iuto the salmon fisheries and would soon make a report thereon to tae Secretary. Secretary Hamlin visited all, Pacific Coast customs districts and stated that he had discovered no glaring frauds, but he thought the good of the service de manded several changes, and in his opin ion they would be made as soon aj he could prepare his report and bring the matter to the attention of the Secretary. GAMBLING IN CHICAGO. It Is Felt That Forbearance Has Gone Far Enough. Chicago, Sept. 27.— As a result of the Graod Jury investigation of Chicagp gambling, indictments were voted to-day against David A. Konn, owner of th« premises at 119 Clark street (Varnell's dace), George F. Harding Jr., owner of the premises at 170 Madison street (Power & Owen's place), and fifteen housekeeper*. It is exnected that a large number of other indictments will follow, and a thorough investigation of police corruption will be made. The grand jury investiga tion is the result of the recent crusade of ibe Civic Federation azainst gambling. OPENS THE CAMPAIGN. Ohio Already Names McKinley for the Presidency. Fixblay, Ohio, Sept. 27.— Governor Mc- Kuley opened the State campaign here t >- day, addressing an immense audience. He claimed that Republican success was neces sary to prevent further tiriff legisla tion by the Democrats and n> insure a return of prosperity. The declaration in the Democratic platform in f ivor of the free coinage of silver, he declared, meant nothing and bound nobody. In the procession and in storf-windows were shown pictures of McKinley with the inscription, "For President, 1896." SULLIVAN'S MONUMENT. New Hampshire Honors a Hero of the Revolution. Durham, N. H., Sept. 27.— The monu ment to Major John Sullivan was dedicated to-day, under the auspices of the Grand Lodge of Masons of Nevr Hampshire. It is of Concord granite and beais au inscrip tion as follows: In memory of John Sullivan, bora February 18. 1740; died January 23. 1795. . Erected by t lie Slate of New Hampshire upon the Bite of sue meet ing- house under which was stored the gunpowder taken from Fort William and Mary. French Engraver Dead. Paris, Sept. 27— The celebrated French engraver Gustav Levy is dead.