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BATTLE AT SEA.
Japs Advancing on Port
SHELLED BY THE FLEET.
China Meets With Her Greatest
LOSS OF THE BIG CHEN YUEN.
The Great ship Driven Upon a Tor
pedo Put Down to Destroy
Yokohama, Nov. 22.— The Chinese Pie
Yang squadron attacked and shelled the
Japanese troops marching upon Port Ar
thur. The troops had taken the road near
the coast A desperate battle between the
Chinese and Japanese followed.
The Chineie battle-shiD Chen Yuen be
came useless during the fight, and was run
ashore in trying to avoid torpedoes at the
entrance to the harbor of Wei-Hai-Wei.
Tientsin, Nov. 22.— Reliable informa
tion received here from Port Arthur shows
that the first attack of the Japanese drove
in the Chinese outposts. Three other at
tacks were subsequently made, but In
each Instance the Japanese were repulsed.
Heavy and incessant firing has been going
on since Tuesday. The Japanese are land
ing additional troops. They warned a
British vessel to keep clear, as their fleet
intended to bombard the forts on Wednes
TERMS OF PEACE.
China Is Willing to Concede Almost
Hiroshima, Nov. 22.— 1t it reported that
China has intimated sbe will offer to pay a
war indemnity of 100.000,000 taels and all
the war expenses incurred by Japau in
Tientsin, Nov. —Chief of the Im
perial Customs Da Ting, recently sum
moned to Peking to confer with the Gov
ernment as to the ways and means for
raising money for the war, cas left for
Japan to arrange terms of peace.
LOSS OF THE CHEN YUEN.
Ran Upon One of the Torpedoes Put
Out by Chinese.
Washington. Nov. 22.— The Chinese
have lost the finest ana most powerful
vessel of their navy, the great battle-ship
Chen Yuen, which stood the brunt of the
fieutina at Vain. To* cable received at
the Navy Department to-day states that
the Chen Yuen, in leaving Wei-Hai-Wei
harhor on the 18th ins t., accidentally
struck a torpedo. She was beached, but
was rendered useless for lack of docking
facilities. In despair at the catastrophe
the commander, Commodore Lin, com
The Chen Yuen was a magnificent fight
ing machine, very much like the American
battle-ship Maine. She was built in
Europe in 1882 and was of 7450 tons dis
placement. It would seem from the facts
in the cable that the ship fell a victim to
one of the torpedoes planted by the Chi
nese to guard the entrance of Wei-Hai-Wei,
which was the last of the great naval
strongholds of the empire save Port Ar
thur, now tottering to its fall. It was well
that Commodore Lin committed suicide,
for h9 would doubtless have been decapi
tated as the resul • of his error. It is be
lieved here that this loss has deprived the
Chinese navy of its offensive power. There
remains the Ting Y'uen, a powerful battle
ship, and a few lesser ironclads, but with
out the aid of the Chen Yuen they would
hardly dare to make an offensive cam
paign and probably will remain in port to
assist in the defense.
The departure of the Chinese customs
chief for Japan is regarded by officials
here as the result of Japan's demand for
a direct offer from China. The De Ting
mentioned in the cable is said to be
Dietring, a German, who occupies the
position of Commissioner of Customs.
That he should be sent as the peace envoy
is accounted for by officials on the ground
that an indemnity would probably be
secured on the customs receints of China.
It has been one of Japan's contentions
that she would expect to receive the
customs receipts of the big Chinese por in
case an indemnity was arranged. It is
said that the Chinese envoy will be the
guest of United States Minister Dun at
Tokio. Chinese officials have been ac
corded every courtesy.
In accordance with the suggestion of
Japan, tb« State Department has notified
Minister Dun at Tokio and Minister Dsnbv
at Peking to transmit direct any offer that
China may wish to make to Japan. The
Chinese delegation here is not notified as to
what course its Government will take. The
Associated Press cable from Japan states,
however, that China has intimated its
willingness to Day an Indemnity of 100,
--000,000 taels, and in addition all the war
expenses incurred by Japan. As the war
expenses now reach 150.000,000 taels, the
total offer of China would be 250,000.000.
A tael is a Chinese silver coin worth about
75 cents at the present exchange. It is
believed here that arrangements between
the two nations could be effected on
terms providing for a smaller war Indem
nity. Diplomat* say that under orainary
circumstances it would take some time for
China to formally present its offer to Min
ister Denby, but as the Japanese are now
at the walls of Port Arthur and about to
make the last blow at China's greatest
for res?, it is anticipated that China may
hurry negotiations to a conclusion. It is
expected that Minister Denby will trans
mit the offer by telegraph to Tientsin
and Shanghai, and thence by cable ,to
The advance on Port Arthur is regarded
as having an important bearing on tbe
peace negotiation*. Lieutenant Miyoka,
naval attache of tbe Japanese legation
here, says tl)6 advance movement has
been most cautious, as the ground for
forty miles around Port Arthur bas been
fairly alive with powder mines connected
by electric wires with Port Arthur.
Three days ago the Japanese were
within a day's march of the fortress, but
it was necessary to send ahead a small
The Morning Call.
scouting party to pick a roue away from
'•he mines and electric wires. The reeular
road cannot be used for the artillery, as it
would have been blown up. aud accord
ingly the bie guns have had to be moved
10 circuitous routes through woods
and morasses. It is regarded as likely
that tills cautious marcn will have been
completed to-day and the Japanese lega
tion is hourly expecting word that the
decisive blow has been struck, though a
long siege may be necessary as the
fortress has one of the strongest defenses
of modern times. It is believed that a
Japanese success would quickly close the
peace negotiations, but that a repulse
would impel China to hold off further.
Officials and diplomats are scanning the
records of Messrs. Dun and Denby to as
certain their capacity to deal with the
large question submitted to them. Mr.
Dun has had unusual experience in
Japan. General Capron, who built the
Japanese legation in Washington, wished
to send a consignment of fine merino
sheep to Japan and Mr. Dun. who had a
stock farm in Ohio, went in charge of the
shipment. He finally married a Japanese
lady of high family, by whom he bad a
This attached bim to the Japanese and
made him a fixture there. President Ar
thur first appointed him as a second secre
tary of the United States legation at
Tokio. When President Cleveland's ad
ministration began two years ago, Cali
fornia made an effort to secure the ap
pointment of Minister of Japan for one of
her favored sons. At an opportune time.
Judge Thurman, who had been on the
Presidential ticket with Mr. Cleveland
four years ago, asked the President as the
only favor he had to request tbat Mr. Dun
be promoted to Minister. The reouest was
complied with. Mr. Dun's Japanese wife
is dead, bnt his relations with the Jap
anese are very cordial, which, with his
long experience, well fits him for the pres
Minister Denby is a lawyer of ability,
who has served through three ad
ministrations, being appointed during Mr.
Cleveland's first term, and retained by Mr.
Harrison, owing to their personal associ
ations in Indiana and the objection of
China to Senator Blair, and again retained
by Mr. Cleveland. He has an outward
austerity which bas not, however, pre
vented hi* being most accep'able to China.
They Lie Neglected Far in the In
terior of Manchuria.
London, Nov. 22.— dispatch to the
Times from Shanghai says: The wounded
Chinese mostly remain at Siinenting, be
tween New Chang and Moukden, the
state of the country preventing the Chi
nese medical staff and tbe foreign volun
teers from proceeding there. Wounded
stragglers have reached Moukden and
New Chang, and some of them have even
reached Tientsin, where they have been
attended, but no succor has reached the
main body of Chines'* wounded.
WICKED MISS HOGAN.
Not So Bad as She Is Painted,
One Witness Who Swore That He
Had Been Paid to Testify
Faugo, N. D., Nov. 22.— Helen Tripo of
Helena was the first witness put on the
viand in the Hirschfeld divorce case to
day. She was an employe in Justice
Murphy's office, where Hirschfeld and Miss
Hogan were married. Hirschfeld ap
peared to be depressed and dow -hearted
and did not seem as though he was par
ticularly pleased with bis marriage. Jake
Hildebrand was a clerk in the New York
in Helena, where Miss Hogan was em
ployed as cashier. He bad in bis deposi
tion taken in Helena sworn that Mrs.
Hogan's character bad been above re
proach during the period she was em
ployed in the stored Witness said that ten
days after giving this testimony be
thought the matter over and concluded
that lie had erred. He had since recol
lected many circumstances which would
reflect upon her character and had fre
quently seen one of the clerks put bis arm
around her. He had resolved to come to
Fargo as a witness to correct the errors in
E. W. Anderson was the much-talked-of
witness whose testimony was to clear
Hirschfeld of all allegations that he was
the father of ber child, and at the same
time convict tbe bride of lewdness. It is
on bis testimony tbat the whole fight ot
the case will be made. In August of last
year he was bellboy at tbe Palmer House
in Chicago. Hirschfeld and Miss Hogan
stopped there three days.. During this
time witness said he bad made and kept
an engagement with her. The hisses of
the spectators were silenced by the court,
but they made the witness nervous, and
when counsel asked: "How much did you
get for giving this testimony?" he blurted
out "Four hundred dollars and expenses."
On cross-examination^ witness said be had
been employed by Superintendent Deve
reaux of the United States Pinkerton
agency of South Clark street, Chicago.
CLEVELAND AT WOODLEY.
The President Engaged Exclusively
on His Message.
Washington, Nov. 22. — President
Cleveland has not been at the White
House since Friday. Since then he bas re
mained at Woodley, denying himself to all
callers except members of the Cabinet.
This is partly accounted for by the neces
sity of completing, without interference,
his annual messagj before December 3,
but he is suffering considerable pain from
the injury sustained by straining the ten
dons of a foot, which happened to be par
ticularly sensitive owing to the gout. It Is
stated tha', beyond this temporary ail
ment, the President enjoys usual health.
HIS AFFECTIONS SLIGHTED.
Arthur Musselman Sues firs. Dill
for Breach of Promise.
Centervili.e, Mich., Nov. 22. —The
unique spectacle of a man suing a woman
for breach of promise of marriage has
created a sensation here. Arthur Mussel
man of Mendou claims that Mrs. Solomon
Dill encouraged bis attentions and finally
proposed marriage to him, but now de
clares there was no engagement between
them. Musselman sues for damages. The
trial of tbe case began to-day.
SAX FRANCISCO, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 23, 1894.
HOWE'S BAD LUCK
One of Wicked Holmes'
ONLY A YOUNG LAWYER.
He Jumped at the First Case
, That Came.
NOT MEANING TO BE A CRIMINAL.
Nevertheless He Is in the Toils of
the Law and Must Stand
Philadelphia, Nov. 22.— Jephtha D.
Howe, a young St. Louis lawyer, who, in
connection with H. H. Holmes, is charged
with defrauding a local insurance com
pany of 510,000, reached the city to-day
from St. Louis. Ho was met by Marshal
F. McDonald of St. Louis, the law partner
of young Howe's brother, and surren
dered himself. Lawyer McDonald said:
"This arch consprator, H. H. Holmes, or
H. H. Morgan, the name by which he was
known in St. Louis, came to the office
while I was absent in Colorado and pro
posed a case, saying Mrs. Pitzel wanted
some one to represent her. It was the
first case the boy had ever been offered,
and he jumped right into it with all the
ardor and enthusiasm of youth. He did
not wait for us to return, and the result
was this slick crook imposed upon, him.
My young friend may have been indis
creet, but he is no criminal."
Lawyer Howe, late in the day, gave out
a statement in reference to his connection
with the Holmos-I'itzel affair. It was a
complete denial of the criminal motives at
tributed to him and detailed how he came
to be engaged as counsel. The whole
thing, he claims, was euiirely professional.
After the supposed death ot Pitzel under
another name he claims that he did not
proceed with the case until Mrs. Pitzel sat
isfied him that the dead man was her hus
Howe was taken to court and released
under a bond of (2500. He was asked to
spy something about his connection with
Holmes in the matter.
'T do not desire to say anything about
that at this time," he replied, "nor about
several matters with which my name has
Superintendent of Police Lindley be
lieves Howe was misled by Holmes. A. S.
L. Shields the noted criminal lawyer, will
act as counsel for young Howe.
MISS DURKEE'S STORY.
Holmes Used Her to Defraud His
Omaha, Nebr., Nov. 22.— Miss Kate
Durkee, whose connections witb Holmes,
the insurance swindler, has. been so widely
heralded and who it was thought might
have been murdered, is living in this city
with her brother, the assistant auditor of
the Burlington ro'-d. Miss D irkee says
she only kuew Holmes through his wife,
with whom she was intimate in her child
hood. She had visited Mrs. Holmes fre
quently in Chicago, and during one of her
visits the real estate deal which brought
her into prominence was made. This was
about four years ago. Holmes asked Miss
Durkee as a favor to allow him to transfer
his city property to her. He said that as
he was situated at the time it would be a
great convenience. Miss Durkee' consented
without asking questions.
He explained at tbe time that it was only
a matter of form, and being ignorant of
business affairs she accepted his statement
as being true. The property was deeded
to her and she never had the deed record
ed. Some time afterward Holmes came to
her and requested her to have him ap
pointed as her administrator, so that he
could handle the property as he wanted
to. Sbe did so, and at bis request deeded
tbe property to a man in Chicago named
Campbell, but she does not know who he
is or what was bis occupation. After this
Holmes sent her some stock in some enter
prise in which be was Interested, asking
her to keep it for him awhile, in the lat
ter part of May or the first of June, 1892,
Holmes and several persons came to Omaha
to take her deposition regarding the prop
erty. Each of them was represented by a
lawyer, also from Chicago, and one of them
explained at the time that they had been
of the opinion tbat she was a mythical
person. The cause of their coming here
was a suit brought against Holmes by some
drug company in Chicago to whom be
owed a sum of money. This was the last
of the transactions between Holmes and
Miss Durkee. 'rk'- : -'t.
After the transfer of the property to her
Miss Durkee was summoned to Omaha by
telegraph on account of tbe sudden 'illness
of her brother, and she left without an op
portunity to explain her unexpected de
parture. This^ihe believes, is the founda
tion fir the story that she was murdered.
Last August Miss Durkee was again in
Chicago. Holmes was out of the city and
sbe was told by Mrs. Holmes that he had
gone to Philadelphia to attend to some
business in regard to an insurance case.
Miss Durkee says she is almost sure that
the name mentioned was Pitzel, and that
Holmes went in behalf of Mrs. Pitzel.
sold Patent rights.
Holmes Not Particular as to Who
Were the Purchasers.
Chicago, Nov. 22.— T0-day it became
known that Holmes was the head of what
purported to be an incorporated company
called the A. B. G. Copying Comoany.with
headquarters in the Monon building on
Dearborn street, this city. The copying
machine which Holmes sold was without
merits, 'out the sale of : territory to agents
was a great source of revenue. It is said
that the State of Ohio sold for $5000 cash.
Both the Dakotas and a majority of the
Western States were disposed of. A com
pany was organized in New York and paid
$500 par month for merely the agency of
that city. Some of the States were sold as
many times, it is said, as Holmes could
find purchasers. Holmes had in the office
two stenographers, one of whom tallied
closely with the description of Miss Kate
Durkee of Omaha, ami the other is unques
tionably Minnie Williams. •',
Must Be Settled in Court.
Buenos Ayres, Nov. 22.— The decision
of the Attorney-General in the Balfour
case has been made public. He is of the
opinion that the Chief Executive of the
nation has no right to Interfere in the dis
pute, which is simply a judicial conflict
and must he settled by the Supreme Court.
National jurisdiction ought to prevail, he
thinks, but crimes committed in this Re
public must be tried under its laws before
extradition of a criminal is granted on any
olher charge. \
NOT MUCH ALARMED.
Standard Oil People Rather Scoff at
New York, Nov. 22.— Regarding the
indictments of Flaglor, Rockefeller and
others by the Grand Jury of McLennan
County, Tex., yesterday, S. C. T. Dodd,
attorney for the Standard Oil Company,
said: "The same thing has been done
before, and the indictment was dismissed,
as it undoubtedly will be in this case. The
Standard Oil Company does no business in
Texas anyway, hut sells to St. Louis
parties, who supply the trade in the South
After reading the Texas telegram care
fully, Mr. Dodd says: "The statute under
which these indictments bave been secured
is one of those crazy socialistic laws wbich
are unconstitutional. I have known sev
eral cases that have been brought up under
these laws, but never yet heard of a con
viction; in fact, none of them came to
trial, and all were dismissed. The Governor
of New York would not, 1 am sure, sign
requisitions for the extradition of parsons
who, not having been in Texas, cannot in
the eyes of the law be fugitives from
Mr. Dodd denied that the Standard Oil
Company had any interest in the Waters-
Pierce Company, and said if any of their
members had shares they would only
amount to a minor interest.
ERICSSON THE UNLUCKY.
The Little Torpedo- Boat Seemingly
Cannot Complete Her Trial.
Washington, Nov. 22.— The unfortu
nate littlj tcrredo-boat Ericsson has
added anothei to the growing Met of un
toward accidents which have prevented
her from completing a successful trial. A
trial was begun this morning at New
London. The weather conditions were
perfect, and the torpedo-boat was skim
ming along at a 2 '-knot gait, preparatory
to rushing over the line, when one of the
air pumps broke down, ending the trial
IN RAILROAD FASHION.
Knights of Labor Rushing Their
They Found Time by the Way to
Take a Crack at Mr.
New Orleans, Nov. 22.— The Knights
of Labor had a busy session to-day. Reso
lutions were adopted that each local as
sembly shall' make a maximum scale of
wages above the regular scale adopted by
the National Trades Assembly; that all
grievances and complaints must come up
in the local courts of the assemblies within
sixty days; that the Legislatures of the
various State - be memorialized to enact
laws providing for the- creation of State
labor bureaus; tbat all tradesmen shall
affiliate with organizations of their own
trade; tbat in labor parades no flags* ex
cept the national colors shall be carried,
and that a Dlank be inserted in the Knights
of Labor preamble against gambling in
farm products or options.
A resolution making ex-representatives
to the General Assembly ineligible as offi
cers was defeated.
The Knights of Labor General Assembly
at its afternoon session continued its work
of railroading business through, and it
was noteworthy that more time was spent
in unseating the Pennsylvania miners'
delegation than there was in passing any
number of bills and resolutions. Among
other recommendations of conseqi— face
and importance by the law committee was
the one presented modifying the constitu
tion where the past master workman has
the privilege of voting in the General As
sembly. This clause was ordered stricken
out and In future the past master work
man will have a seat in the General Assem
bly, but no vote It was also decided to
admit waiters in beer saloon-* and res
taurants, but uot barkeepers. This com
pleted the report of the committee on laws.
The committee on the state of the order
reported the order to be in a very healthy
It was reported that the carpenters of
the Amalgamated Association and Ameri
can Federation of Labor were organized
in a war against the Knights of Labor and
the latter desired some assistance from
the General Assembly. The appeal was
laid before the bouse, and the vote was in
favor of rendering what assistance lay in
their power to give.
The grievance committee and tbe com
mittee on secret work will make their re
ports to-morrow, when the convention will
GENERAL GIBSON DEAD.
He Was One of the Favorite Sons of
Tiffin. Ohio, Nov. Every bell in
Tiffin at 8:30 to-night rang out a knell
notifying all that General W. H. Gibson,
statesman, soldier and Christian citizen,
bad passed away. General Gibson had
been ailing for some time and took to his
bed a few days ago. Only the Immediate
members of the family and the doctor
were at the bedside when death came.
The funeral will be Sunday afternoon
under the direction of Ihe G. A. R.
William Henry Gibson was born in
Jefferson County, Ohio, May 16. 1822.
He received his education in the State in
stitutions, after leaving which be learned
the carpenter trade. Later he determined
to study law. He was soon admitted to
the bar, and rose rapidly in his profession.
He settled In Tiffin in 1843, and for the re
mainder of his lone and honorable career
he was one of the foremost citizens of that
city. At the opening' of the war he be
came colonel of the volunteer company,
the Fortieth Ohio, and commanded a bri
gade for more than two years. He left the
army with a brilliant record behind him,
and later served" the State in several im
portant offices. Ho was State Treasurer,
and later adjutant-general, and still later
for a long time president of the canal
commission. He was one of Ohio's most
famous orators. . ':''',
DUCEY TALKS OUT.
His Answer to Archbishop
HE HAS SOWED THE WIND
And Now He Is 'Reaping the
JUSTIFICATION OF THE PRIEST.
Why He Took the Part That 'He
Did in the Lexow Investi
New Yor.K, Nov. 22. — Rev. Father
Ducey of St. Leo's Church Wniglit sent
a letter to Archbishop Corrigan in answer
to the letter which he received from that
dignitary a few days ago in which the
Archbishop took him to task for taking
such a prominent part in the meeting' of
the Lexow committee. In his letter Arch
bishop Corrigan admonished Father Du
cey to abstain in the future from attending
these sessions of the committee without
permission from him.
In his reply to-night leather Ducey said:
"i regret to have received this evidence of
your Excellency's want of appreciation of
my persistent devotion and sacrifice in the
interest of truth, morality and religion.
For years I have felt that you should be,
next to the Holy Father now reigning, the
greatest factor for good in the whole
Catholic world. Unfortunately 1 am
forced to say that here in New Y oik the
great power in the work for good and hu
manity and the Catholic church has been
thrown to the wind and we are now reap
ing the whirlwind.
"1 am not the only man who believes and
thinks that the greatest opportunity
heaven has thus given to the Catholic
Church since the days of our Lord and his
Apostles for good has been sacrificed in
the city of New York. Had the church
openly acted with courage in opposing the
corruption and corrupters of this great
city, the Catholic church would have
gloried throughout the world.
"Now; Dr. Parkhurst has won."
Continuing, Father Ducey declares that
he is surprised that Archbishop Corrigan
should be "pained" at a course which has
merited the recognition of the most dis
tinguished citizens of the United States.
"There is nothing in my course, now
that the election is over as you say," he
continues, "that calls for a vindication of
the sanctity of the priesthood by
you, so far as my conduct is con
cerned. Ido not know iv what way
I have exposed myself to receive
'canonical admonition,' aud I cannot
*cc why ,1' should 'be commanded to
abstain from going to the sessions of the
Lexow committee without permission in
writing from your Excellency. I have
given my word that I would attend the
sessions of this committee to its close when
uot prevented by my duties. I know full
well that I in no way transcend my rights
as a priest by my interest In the Lexow
In bis letter Father Ducey says in re
gard to the rumor about his attendance at
the Lexow committee as a representative
of the Holy See: "I trust you will be
pleased to learn that I have most care
fully safeguarded the Holy See in the
archdiocese of New York and through
out the country, and I know your Excel
lency will be pained to learn that I
have In my keeping manuscript evidence
from the very highest authority recogniz
ing that here in the city of New York we
have the very front and citadel of organ
ized opposition to the action and wishes of
tbe Holy Sac."
In conclusion Father Ducey says: "I
shall be greatly pleased if your Excellency
will inform me under what canonical rules
you forbid my presence at any further ses
sions of the Lexow committee."
LABOR VOTED DOWN.
The Fight Will Come Up Again in
the State Orange.
Spkixgfiei— >, 111., Nov. 22.— At to-day's
session of the National Grange the over
tures from the National Federation of
Labor asking for the amalgamation of the
five farmers' organizations were re
jected. A proposition to establish a Na
tional Grange organ was defeated. Reso
lutions favoring a national commission to
arbitrate between labor and capital were
This evening's session was principally
devoted to a heated wrangle over the Lubin
resolution. Tbe grange adjourned at mid
night, after two days' wrangle over these
resolutions, which asked the Government
to pay a percentage of the transportation
of agricultural staples from America to
foreign ports. Tbe grange finally voted
down the Lubin resolutions and amend
ments, and it was resolved that the reso
lutions be submitted to State granges and
through them to subordinate granges for
POST CONVENTION MEETING.
Closing Up the Business of the
Women's Christian Union.
Cleveland, Nov. 22.— The executive
committee of the Women's Christian Tem
perance Union held a post convention
meeting to-day lasting until far into the
evening. The most important matter that
came up was a resolution to admit men to
full membership in tbe Young Ladies'
branch. The question was fully discussed,
and the decision finally reached was that
such a change was inexpedient, inasmuch
when the proper time arrives the W. C.
T. U. itself should admit men to member
ship and eliminate the words --Woman's"
from its name.
HE KNEW TOO MUCH.
Why a Citizen of Indian Territory
Was Put Out of the Way.
Guthrie, O. T., Nov. 22.— William Gill,
Sheriff of Pottawatomie County, S. J.
Scott, editor of the Tecum sen Herald,
ex-Postmaster P. Armstrong and Daniel
Brestman, prominent men of Tecumseb,
were lodged in the United States, jail here
to-day on a charge of murder in the first
degree. ; Three years ago Steve Penasaw
was shot and killod in tbe Kickapoo Reser
vation by three deputy marshals, who
claim to have mistaken him for a. horse
thief they were, chasing. Penasaw's
friends, aided by the Government, how
ever, believed, differently. They have
never ceased working on the case, and, as
a result, George Howalls, one of the depu
ties who did the shooting, was last week
convicted of the murder. From evidence
obtained from him and through other
sources, the United States Grand Jury has
indicted the men brought in to-day, it be
ing charged that they hired the deputies
to shoot Penasaw, who was an important
witness in several cases pending against
PREACHING HOLY WAR.
The Hovas Will Resist France to the
Maesexli.es, Nov. 22.— Mail advices
that have reached here from Madagascar
show that the arrival al Antanarivo of
Devillers, the special envoy to present the
demands of France to the Malagassy Gov
ernment, was marked by the outbreak of
robberies and incendiary fires. The Gov
ernment made no effort to repress the dis
order. Two agents of the firm of Rebut &
Sarrante, on the west coast of Madagas
car, have been murdered by natives and
their quarters sacked. One of the victims
was a Frenchman and the other a native
of the Island of Mauritius.
Prince Rakotemana, the Princess and
other relatives of the Queen are preaching
a holy war. Fanatics harangue the
people and are stirring them against the
French by displaying the hearts and en
trails of children found, they declare, in
French residences. The Dovas, the ruling
ribe, declare that the French kill and eat
children. The Ho van Government has
promised to protect English missionaries.
DEFINING A LABORER.
This Decision Will Reach a Great
New York, Nov. 22. — Commissioner
Shields has rendered a decision in tbe case
of Lee uen which will have a far-reach
ing effect on Chin B men in this country.
He held Lee Yuen foi deportation on the
ground that he was a Chinese laborer pre
vious to his departure for China and since
his return this city. Lee Y'uen lived in
this city for a number of years. He went
to China about two years ago and returned
last January by way of Canada.
The law permits Chinese merchants to
return to this country, but excludes labor
ers. The Commissioner's order of depor
tation is based upon a decision rendered
last month by Judge Fox defining a mer
chant as one engaged in tbe business of
buying and selling, and who does not en
gage in any other kind of work. Agent
Scharfs says he will now arrest 300 other
Chinamen whose situations are liketbatof
IT LOOKS LIKE WAR.
Anger of the Mexicans Against
One of the Border States Offers Its
Militia to the Central
City or Mexico, Nov. 22.— Univer
sal to-day contains a very warlike article
• egarding tbe Mexican -Guatemalan
trouble. It says: "Inconsequence of the
continued attacks against Mexico and her
Government made by the official Guate
malan press, it was rumored yesterday
tbat this country would declare diplomatic
relations with Guatemala at an end. In
Guatemala they -ay tbe Mexicans always
fled before the Americans and the French.
The world knows the Mexican soldier does
not turn his back. Cherubusco, Chepnlte
pec and Puebla are witness of that. With
Guatemala we do not expect glory or the
gaining of laurels. We have offered them
friendship and they retupn black ingrati
tude, and our men and our people are not
in humor to listen to the diatribes of the
Emilio de Leon, the new Guatemalan
Minister to Mexico, disembarked yester
day at Acapulco and visited the authori
ties. His expressions of joy at reaching
Mexico were cordially answered by the
authorities. He re-embarked for San
Francisco and expects to arrive early in
Kansas City, Nov. 22.— A special to tbe
Star from Guanajato, Mexico, says the
Legislature of that State has unanimously
adopted a resolution offering to the Fed
eral Government all the State militia and
munitions of war in aid of carrying on a
war against Guatemala. The feeliug of
the people in Mexico against Guatemala is
very bitter, and the general sentiment is
in favor of war being declared without fur
LAID TO REST.
Simple Services Over the Body of
John C. Fremont.
# New York, Nov. 22.— A party of about
fifty people journeyed out to Rockland
cemetery In Sparklll, N. V., this afternoon
to attend the ceremony of placing General
John C. Fremont's body in its final resting
place. The services at tbe cemetery were
of the simplest description. Burial ser
vice was read by the Rev. Ward Dennis,
rector of Christ Church, Spark 11 ear-
Admiral Meade made a brief address, In
which he referred to General Fremont's
labors in behalf of tbe slaves. He was
followed by tbe Rev. R. C. Dowell, who
spoke of General Fremont's p?rsonal char
acteristics. General Fremont died on July
13, 1890, and the remains were temporarily
placed in the receiving vault in Trinity
The Jurymen Who Convicted Him
Changed Their Minds.
Saratoga, N. V., Nov. 22.— Patrick
Hughes of Helena. Mont., will be released
to-morrow from Danemora State Prison
Honse, having been pardoned by Gov
ernor Flower. In November, 1890, Hughes
and Michael Henehan murdered Thomas
Churchill at tbe "Pineg," near Schuyler
vllle, Saratoga County, and be was sen
tenced to nine years and six months im
prison ment and Henehan to nineteen
years. Eleven of the jury that convicted
him have signed the petition praying for
his pardon. 'ssmgsoto&&
Small Comet Discovered.
Boston. Nov. 22.— A telegram to Har
vard College Observatory from the Lowell
Observatory announces the discovery of a
comet by Edward Swift. It is faiut with a
short tail and has a slow easterly motion.
; Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup, the old reliable, will
cure every case of cough or cold. .
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FELT THE SHOCK.
No Doubt of Rainier's
PEOPLE WHO ARE POSITIVE
That There Have Been Changes
at the Crater.
DRAWINGS OF THE NEW PEAK.
Various Theories to Account for
the Peculiarity of the
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 22.— Despite the
incredulity of some persons who have no
means of knowing— not having even the
evidence of their eyes— there is no reason
to doubt that some great natural
convulsion has occurred at the summit
of Mount Rainier. The mountain was
hidden by clouds all day, so that it was
impossible to observe whether the phe
nomena noticed yesterday continued.
No person who has made the ascent and is
therefore familiar with the summit saw
the mountain at the time when the smoke
and steam were observed rising from its
summit; but they do credit the stury of a
change in the form of the summit. Their
theory is that the vapor was steam con
densed by the contact of warm currents of
air with the icy mountain. Those who
observed the vapor, who are seven In
number, are positive in thair adherence to
their original statement, and several of
them examined the mountain through
powerful glasses and have made drawings
of the summit showing the new peak.
A special to the Post-Intelligencer from
Eliensburg says: The eruption of Mount
Rainier bas explained to tbe satisfaction
of many a mystery which baffled all.
The water works reservoir here suddenly
became exhausted. Investigation showed
a crevice running along the hill, north and
south, from one inch to one loot in width,
and of unknown depth. It ran direoily
through the reservoir, letting the water
out. It has been traced several hundred
feet along the hill. No shocks of earth
quake have been felt here as far as known.
Tacoma, Wash., Nov. 22. — There were
no developments here to-day in the Mount
Rainier story except that many persons
reported having fplt the flight sbock of an
earthquake at 6:30 o'clock last night.
Reports have been received showing that
it was felt in every section of tho city, de
spite the assertions of an evening paper,
which, without investigation, to-night pro
nounced the statements of creditable citi
zens to be unfounded. The story printed
by the paper referred to has been sent
abroad by an unreliable press association.
It has been cloudy all day, rendering fur
ther observation of the mild eruption of
Mount Rainier impossible. The persons
who saw the smoke arising early on
Wednesday morning, however, still posi
tively assert that it must have been smoke
and not clouds that they saw rising and
curling upward from the mountain's crater.
There are a number of hunting parties
now out toward the mountain's bass, and
on their return possibly more definite infor
mation can be secured regarding the phe
nomena. There seems to be good reason
for believing that the reported phenomena
are more plainly visible on tbe north side
from Seattle than from Tacoma on the
northwest, though this city is twenty
miles nearer the mountain.
J. F. Hopkins, a clerk in the Northern
Pacific warehouse at the wharf, says he
felt tbo earthquake shock distinctly in the
warehouse on the water's edge. The
shock was severe enough to attract tbe at
tention of women engaged in household
uties and rattled window glass.
Professor F. G. Plummer, who has been
in vestigat ng the matter all day, says he is
firmly convinced that a mild eruption of
the mountain is in progress. At 6:30
o'clock last night he was on the water and
consequently did not feel the shock.
Nevertheless He Will Be Prosecuted
for Killing Riordan.
Syracuse, N. V., Nov. 22.— inquest
over the body of Prize-fighter Riordan,
who, while sparring with Bob Fiiz^immons
Friday night last, was knocked out and
died later, was held here to-night. Many
witnesses were examined. The jury,
which was composed of some of the repre
sentative business men of tbe| town,
brought in a verdict at 1 o'clock exonerating
Fitzsimmous. District Attorney Shove
says that despite the verdict be will pre
sent the case to the Grand Jury.
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