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x 1 f 4 i i i Volume XVI, RALEIGH, N..C, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13,1898. r.iA.ber 52. The Assassination of Empress of Austria Stabbed to the Heart by a French Anarchist of Italian Extraction Named Laochini. THE ARREST OF THE ASSASSIN Empress Was Taken from Scene of the Tragedy to Hotel Beaurivage, where she Expired Traveling Incog-nito-Not Only Switzerland but all Europe Pro foundly Stirred by the Crime Mckin ley Cables Emperor his Sympathy. Geneva, Switzerland, September 10. The Empress of Austria wan assassinated ;it the Hotel I'eaurivage this afternoon by an anarchist, who was arrested. He stabl ed Her Majesty with a stiletto. It appears that Her Majesty was walk ing from her hotel to the landing of the steamer at about one o'clock when an Italian anarchist named Lucehoni. who was fiom in Paris of Italian parents, suddenly approached and stabbed her to the heart. The Empress fell, .cot up again and was carried to the steamer unconscious. The boat started: but, see ing the Empress had not recovered con sciousness, the captain returned and the Empress was carried to the Hotel I?eau rivage. where she expired. The stretcher upon which the Empress was carried to the hotel was hastiljy improvised with oars and sail cloth. Doe tors and priests Mere immediately sum moned, and a telegram was sent to Em peror Eraneis .Joseph. All efforts to revive Her Majesty were una vailing, and she expired at three o'clock. Ti e medical examination showed that the assassin must have used a small tri angular lilt. After striking' the blow he ran alone tin Hue des Alpcs, with the evident intention of entering the Square des Alpes. but before reaching it he was seized by two cabmen who nad witnessed the crime. They handed him over to a boatman and a gendarme, who conveyed him to the police station. The prisoner made no resistance. Ho even sang as he walked along, saying: "I did it."' and "she must be dead." At the police station he declared that he was a "starving anarchist, with, no hatred of the poor.only of the rich. "Later when taken to the court house and in terrogated by a magistrate in the pres ence of three members of the local gov ernment and the police officials he pre tended not to know French and refused t answer questions. The police on -carolling him found a document showing his name to be Luigi Lftoohini. born in Paris in 1873. and an Italian soldier. A ;rreat crowd quickly assembled around the Hotel Bcaurivago, where the officials proceeded after interrogating tlu prisoner. The police searched the scene of the crime for the weapon and the accomplices of the assassin. It appears that a boatman noticed three persons closely following the Em press, who was making purchases in the shops. The local government, immediately on receiving the news of- Her Majesty's death, half-masted the fine on the Hotel de Villi (the municipal offices) ami pro ceeded in a body to the hotel Bcaurivago as a token of respect. The excitement is increasing and many of the shops on the Kursaai are closed. The assassin told the magistrate that came to Geneva in order to assassi ie "another persona,'' but had been un 'e to execute the project. The reason "f his failure he did not give, but he hired that if was only by accident he ' ! 1 learned of the presence of the Aus- the request of the Empress and her suite, there being no apprehension that, she was seriously hurt. The steamer was turned back before reaching the open lake and the Empress, unconscious, was carried to the hotel on a stretcher." The President of Switzerland and oth er members of the Government were stunned with horror and grief when the news reached the palace that the Em press, so beloved by all Europeans, had fallen a victim to an assassin within the borders of their country. They imme diately arranged to hold an extraordi nary Federal Council on Sunday morning in order to consider the measures to take against the assassin. The latter must be tried according to the statutes of the Canton in which tne crime was. committed, which forbid capital punish ment and make life imprisonment the most severe penalty that can be im posed. When the Austrian Minister. Count Kuel'stein, was informed of the tragedy lie hurried to the place and was met with expressions of deepest sympathy. So soon as a special train could lie ar ranged, the Minister started for Geneva.' accompanied by the Deputy Prosecutor (leneral. who took up the case at once, his chief being on a vacation. He will hold a prelimianry inquiry at Geneva to-night or as soon as possible, ami return to-morrow in order to report to the Fede ral Council. The Federal authorities had been in formed of the visit of the Empress, and tiny notified the Governors of the Can ton's the Empress expected to visit, in structing them to takr- special police measures for her comfort and safely if it appeared necessary. They were not informed of Her Majesty's intention to visit Geneva, nor were the local offi cials aware of her presence, as she was travelling incognito. Tin police are not blamed though the circumstances re sponsible for the lack of precautions are widely regretted. All Switzerland is profoundly stirred with sorrow and indignation. The pa pers of all cities have printed extra editions expressing horror of the crime. Eucchoni. the anarchist assassin, lived in Parma, Italy. FEARS FOR THE EMPEROR, "Who Has Never Recovered From Shock of Prince Rudolph's Tragic Death. Eondon. September 10. Crave fears are already expressed here regarding the effect which the assassination of the Em press may have upon the Emperor, whose health has never recovered from the blow of Crown Prince Rudolph's tragic death. THE AMBASSADOR OVERCOME. :;mi Empress "in (leneva. Tin wound was just over 1 -'east. There was the left hardly any bleed- A priest was secured in time to ad- mnister extreme unction.' The Empress of Austria was born Do- (-luber 1M, 1S7. She was a daughter "f Duke Maximilian of Bavaria, and v,'as married to Francis Joseph, Emperor 1 f Austria, and King of Hungary, April -'I. They had three children, the Archduchess Gisola, who is married to 'lince Luitpold of Bavaria, the Arch duke Rudolph, who married Princess Stephanie of Belgium and who was -'eminglyi assassinated in 1SS0, and the Archduchess Maria Valeria, who mar iid the Archduke Franz Sal valor, of - ustria-Tuscany. Tin late Empress was 'mi enthusiastic horse-woman. New London, Conn., September 10. The news of the assassination of the Empress of Austria first reached Am bassador Hongenmullor. . who with his suite has been spending the ' summer her;, through the Associated Press re porter here. The Ambassador was seen at his cottage at Pequot, and when told of the tragedy was completely overcome, lie dec-lined to be interviewed on the subject at present. EMPEROR HEARS THE NEWS. Vienna. September 10. Emperor Fran cis Joseph received 'the news at Schoen brunn. His Majesty's journey to attend the manoeuvres at Zips, Hungary, was of course, abandoned. All the theatres here and in the pro vincial towns are closed to-night. BELIEVE IT IS LUCCESI. A SECOND ACCOUNT. Life Imprisonment Most Seven Penalty That Can be Visited on the Assassin. Kerne. Switzerland. September 10. Another account, of the assassination of the Empress of Austria says: '"After having been stabbed from be hind, the Empress rose and walked on board the steamer, when she fell, fainting. Tin captain di.l not wish' b put off from the quay, but did so at One of Seven Anarchists Selected to Kill; Principal Rulers of Europe. j Paris, September 10. President Felix Faure sent a telegram of condolence to j Emperor Francis Joseph immediately upon receipt of the news of the assassi nation. The police here believe the murder the result of a plot of Italian anarchists, and that the assassin is identical with one Lueoosi. who is wanted by the Bologna police as a dangerous anar chist. The man known as Luccesi was, implicated in the recent troubles at Mil ; an. after which lie tied to Zurich. I "While at Zurich Luccesi was present at a meeting of Italian anareh'.ns. when seven were selected, including Luccesi . to assassinate the principal European sovereigns, including the King of Italy. A French detective who was present at the meeting in disguise, warned the French Foreign Office, which communi cated its information to the Italian Gov ernment. As a result King Humbert was carefully guarded as was also M. Faure. About a week ago another meeting i of the same band of anarchists was held at Zurich, and those who had been selected at the previous meeting were accused of cowardice. Thereupon Luccesi a said: "I will show that I am no coward. I will kill some one." The following day he left Zurich and went to Balea, proceeding thence to Geneva. HE SELECTS HIS MEN HUNGARY IN MOURNING. Budapest, Hungary, September 10. The news of the assassination of the Queen of Hungary and Empress of Aus tria was received here with consterna tion. Men and women were seen weeping in the streets. Everywhere mourning banners are dis played. The Hungarian Diet will be convened in special session to-morrow. AMERICA'S DEEP SYMPATHY. President MeKinley Cables Condolences to The Bereaved Emperor. "Washington. D. C, September 10. The State Department la'e this after noon received a confirmation of the re ported assassination of the Empress of Austria. The following dispatch was received from the United States Consul at Geneva: "Geneva, September 10. 1S0S. l:r0 p. m. The Empress of Austria just assassinated here by Italian anar- Signed) "RIDGELY." Upon receipt of Consul Ridgoly's noti fication of the death of the Empress, President MeKinley sent the following message of condolence: "Executive Mansion. "Washington. D. C. September 10, 1S0S. "His Majesty, the Emperor of Austria, Y'enna. "1 have heard with profound regret of the assassination of Her Majesty, the Empress of Austria, while at Geneva and tender to Your Majesty the deep sympathy of tin Government and people of the United States. Signed) "WILLIAM McKINLEY." SPANISH MINISTRY SHAKEN. A Crisis Inevitable United States . io lently Attacked. Madrid, Sept. J). Via Bayonne, Sept. 1. 'the position of tin Ministry has been greatly shaken by the charges made today (Friday) agiinst tin government collectively and individually, by Senor Canalejas, editor of El Heraldo. and now a recognized lieutenant in the newly organized pirty headed by General Polavieja. It is believed that Senor Canalejas has documents to support his accusations f incapacity against Lieutenant General Correa, Minister for War, and Captain Aunon. Minister of Marine. A Minister, in reply to a question to day, as to the rumor that a Ministerial crisis is imminent, said it wis idle to attempt to conceal the fact that a crisis was inevitable and would come next week, after tin Chamber has adopted the Government's bill authorizing the alienation of national territory as a condition of peace. Several prominent Deputies are in favor of joining General Polavieja's party. During the Senate session today. Senor Lasteras. of Porto Rico, and Senor Pine do. of Cuba, violently attacked the Unit ed States for "having seized the Antilles, regardless of justice and legality." and for "discarding the mask f humanity assumed in order to get possession of the two islands, the majority of whose people is devoted to Spain." THE DREYFUS CASE. Examination of Documents Leads Znr lindeii to Think the Prisoner Guilty. Paris, Sept. 10. The Liberte says the examination of the documents in tne Dreytus case has led General Zurlinden. the Minister for War, to the conclusion that the prisoner -s guilty "as it did his predecessors." and that consequently the General has decided to resume lh military governorship of Paris next week. A semi-official note issued this says t e Minister for War has to the Minister of Justice the in the Dreyfus case, with his opinion thereon. . T-.e council, it is added, will on Mon day decide definitely upon the course to be taken. evening handed papers definite PROMOTION IN THE NAVY. Hobson and Iligginson Receive Rewards of Gallantry. Washington. Sept. 10. Among the naval orders issued today were the fol lowing promotions: Captain Iligginson, of the Massachu setts, to be Commodore from August .1. Assistant Naval Constructor R. P. Hobson to be full Naval Constructor, t ) date from June 2.1(1. FEVER AMONG THE TROOPS. MeKinley Names Commis sioners to Investigate War Department. SGHOFIELD AND GORDON today. Ac.om Alger and their V... : I THE NAMES OF THESE EMINENT GENERALS HEAD THE LIST. GORDON, HOWEVER, HAS DECLINED His Unstab'e Health will not Permit him o Serve. Alger Thinks the Commissijn will Accomplish Much Good. Fager for its Formation. Washington, Sept. 10. The President has urged the following named gentle men, among others, to accept a place on the committee, requested by Secretary Alger to investigate the conduct of the war: General John M. Scohtield, General John B. Gordon, .General Granfield M. Dodge, President D. C. Oilman, General Charles F. M. Anderson. Hon. Robert T. Lincoln, VI Ion. Daniel S. Lamont, Dr. W. W. Keen. Colonel James A. Sexton. The message which President MeKin ley addressed to each of these, follows: "Will you render the country a great service by accepting appointment as a member of the committee to examine into the conduct of the commissary, quartermaster and medical bureaus of the War Department during the war, and into the extent, causes and treat ment of sickness in the field and in the camps V "It is my desire that tin full and ex act truth shall be ascertained and made known. I cannot too strongly impress upon you my earnest wish that this committee shall be of such high char acter as will command the complete confidence of the country, and I trust you will consent to serve. (Signed.) "WILLIAM McKINLEY." THE MEN SELECTED. It would have been difficult for the President to have selected nine men more favorably known to the American people, and yet equipped perfectly for tin work they will be called upon to perform. Lieutenant General Scohtield was General Miles' predecessor as Com manding General of the Fnite.d States army, and has held the unlimited con fidence of all the Presidents of tin Fnitcd States since Grant, with regard to political adherence. His experience in the Civil War as a corps commander eminently fits him to pass judgment operations in the field just station from the east pauying him was Mrs. son, t aptain l- nil AL'cr, who i ually recovering from fever contracted in Cuba: also Colonel Ileckcr and Major Hopkins, the Secretary's a'tk-s, L t It Detroiter.. Asked to make a statement for publi cation relative t the charges against hU administration of the War Department, the Secretary replied: "What do you want to do? 'ct down in the sewer with thes- sensational peo lieV There is nothing to the charges, excepting somebody's desire to make po litical capital. The work the Depart ment has hid to do in so short a time has been a very great tax. The com missary and quartermasters de-art incuts have had distribution of mot. than 1R; tons of provisions, rations and forage, diily. a part of which has In volved transportation more than half around the world. It is not surprising that some few slips have been made. I asked the President to appoint the strongest commission possible to secure, to conduct an inquiry into the conduct of the war. It will be made up of some of the ablest army odieers iml its work will be of the greatest importance, as applied to the past and as affecting the future. Its greatest value will he n perfecting the entire organization of the army and applying in this provision the lessons of the past." OCR CLAIM TO MANILA. Spain's Disposition to Regard it As Illegal. Washington. Sept. 1. It is believed at the State Department that some of tin data being prepared in Madrid for the guidance of the Spanish members of the peace commission in the presenta tion of their case, has been erroneously assumed to form the subject of a direct protest to the Washington Government through M. Cambon, tht French Am bassador. No such communication has reached either the State Department or the French Embassy as that described in the London dispatches as forming the basis of the protest touching American occupation of the- Philippines. The determined disposition on the part of the Spanish authorities to regard as illegal and unwarranted by international law the American claim to Manila by virtue of the surrender which took place two days after the signature of the protocol, suspending hostilities, has a motive. The peace commission, which is charged to deal with the whole Philip pine question will probably make a very substantial distinction in disposing of territories actually conquered and occu pied by military forces of the United States, and those relinquished under tin terms of the protocol. These are all questions which may promptly conn be fore the commission, and, therefore, it is assumed that they will not be pre sented to the United States Govern nient in advance of the meeting of the commission. MICHAEL DEFEATS TAYLOR. upon the concluded. ( ieneral same army Gordon has had about the experience in the Confederate as General Schotield on the North Four Cases and One Death Reported From Porto Rico. Washington. Sept. 10. Surgeon Gen eral Sternberg to-day received a dis patch from the chief surgeon at Ponce, Porto Rico, saying that there were four cusrs of yellow fever and one death among the trooi.s there. This is the first report of yellow fever among the troops j in Porto Rico. ' ern side, and in addition he has repre sented his State, for the last two terms in the United States Senate, and retired in the face of a popular demand for his re-elect ion. Genera! Granville M. Dodge, is well known as a man of large business inter ests in New York, but even better among soldiers, whom he led to success in the Civil War. lie commanded an army corps, and lias never lost his interest in military affairs since entering civil life. D. C. Gilman is one of the best known educators in the United States, at pres ent bidding the honor post of President of John Hopkins University in Balti more. He was selected by President Cleveland as a member of the commis sion appointed to settle the Venezuela' 1 ion nda ry cont ro versy. Charles F. M. Anderson, of Nebraska. was Senator from that State for two j terms, and also served with distinction , in the war as a division commander. ) His affiliation with the veteran element i Avill give weight to any conclusion he' may reach. He is at present in Wash-, ington. I Hon. Robert T. Lincoln is so well known as to need no introduction to the public, and the same is almost equally I true of Daniel S. Lamont. Secretary of War under the second Cleveland ad-; ministration. Dr. AY. W. Keen is a citizen of Phila delphia, and enjoys the reputation of being one of the most scientific and ablest of physicians of that city. In his selection the President supplies the technical talent necessary to ensure a sound inquiry into the conduct of the medical department of the army. Colonel James A. Sexton has best been made known to the American poo pie by his election to the post of Commander-in-Chief of the J. A. R. GORDON DECLINES TO SERVE. Atlanta, Ga.. September 10. General John P. Gordon has declined to serve j ,..t i .. c ; on tne commission requesieu o. wur tary Alger to investigate the conduct of the Spanish American war, giving as a reason his unstable health. Smarting Under His Former Defeat Michael Left Taylor No Chance. New York, Sept. 10. Jimmy Michael the Welshman, met his erstwhile con queror. Major Taylor, the colored rider in a twenty-mile unlimited paced race on the Manhattan beach bicycle track this afternoon, and won from the negro in hollow style. Michael was smarting under his defeat of two weeks ago by Taylor in the best two out of three one mile paced heats, and he prepared him self for to-day's contest so as to leave no chance open for the negro to get the better of him. Taylor was clunsy in his picking up of pace and frequently lost it during the contest, while Michael's every move ment was as perfect as clock work. No records were equalled during, the race. In the final mile Taylor rode poorly. In the last lap Michael was two lap.- in the good, while Taylor did not ride to the finish. The official vedriot of the judges was that Michael won by a lap and a half and 110 yards, which fully calculated. is about 1,000 yards. His time was 35:42 4-5. FROM SANTIAGO'S HOSPITALS. The Missouri Arrives With Many Sick Soldiers. Camp Wicoff, Montauk Point. L. I.. Set- 10. Tne Missouri arrived this morning with a detachment of the Seventy-first New York volunteers, who were left in hospitals at Santiago when Colonel Down's men came from there three weeks ffago. The Missouri had 21 sick men when she left Santiago. They were taken from the different hospitals. During the voyage up 1." died and were all buried at sea except one. The transport Yigilancia also arrived from Santiago today, bringing seven! hundred of various regiments. ALGER ON INVESTIGATION. PANAMA FROM PORTO RICO. The Soldiers She Brings Are All More or Less Sick. Newport News. Va.. Sept. lO. The steamship Panama arrived at Fort Mon roe to-night from Porto Rico, bringing 255 soldiers belonging to Massachusetts. Iowa. Pennsylvania and Illinois regi ments. Thirty of the men are sick and will tro into the hospital. The others are we'd enough to go to their homes. IT EST AND SECOND GEORGIA. Thinks the Work of the Commission, Will l'e of Greatest Importance, j Detroit, Mich., Sept. 10. Secretaiy j Alger arrived at the Michigan Central I Washington, Sept. been prepared at the which will receive the tore to-night, for the It). Orders have War Department President's signa inustering out of the First and Second Georgia regiments of volunteers. T.aLL Oil BLANCO I he American Commission ers Arrive at Havana. A RICH FLASH OF COLOR FuKEIGN AND AMERICAN SHIP PING FLING HI T BUNTING. HAV'N POPULACE QUILT, RESPECTFUL A CorifVrer ce With Blar.co. The First Session cf the Ccmm'ssioners Wi.M be Held at the Colonial Government Office Tcctay. Havana, Sept. 1.- The l'nit d States transport Kti-oh:te. having the Fnitcd States Cohan evacuation c..iiiiiiiiii en lard. eiiten d tin port shortly after 7 o'clock. Immediately afterward she was isilcd 1 y the commander of the Fn in h gun boat Fulton. Shortly afterward. a Government launch ran alongside the I'esolute. She had on ooard Tr. Congosto. the Secre tary General of tin Go eminent ; Gen eral Solano, the chief "f t1afl". represent ing Captain General Blanco,' and Major Garcia Benitz. of the General staff. Their visit lasted fully an hour. At the expiration of the conl'enii.o an officer of the Spanish warship Alfon so Nil paid his respects to Bear Ad miral Sampson. This interview war of a very formal nature. Shortly afterward General Solano, ac ting for Captain General Blanco, placed the hitter's private carriage at tin dis position of tin commissioners. All the foreign and American shipping in port displayed every available piece of colored hunting, and the Besolule dipped her colons in answer in every salute. Tin liesolute is moored to a huoy close alongside the steel dock. She was surrounded all tin morning ly hundreds f small boats, which circled the vii-el while their occupants waved their hats and handkerchiefs. At a quarter past nine the American commissioners, accompanied by tin Spanish officers representing Captain (ieneral Blanco, landed at La Cacliina wharf, and arrived at the palace at J:0, when the Captain General's body guard presented arms as they appeared. Captain General Blanco, dressed in full uniform, receiv d the commissioners in the reception room, where, after the formal presentations had taken place, and the official courtesies had been ex changed, they sat down and conferred for about twenty minutes. The Captain General addressed tin commissioners in Fnglish. lie asked them to excuse any mistakes which In might make, explaining that it was a long time since he had used that lan guage. The Fnitcd States commissioners left Ihe palace shortly after 1 o'clock, ac companied by General Solano, and Dr. Congosto. They were driven to tin Machine wharf opposite the wreck of the Maine, where they took lunch, be fore returning to the liesolute for breakfast. Colonel Clous and Captain Ifarl. ac companied by a Spanish officer, then paid a visit to Admiral Mantep.la and to the captain of the port, after which they returned on board the liesolute. The general public crowded the wharf when the arrival of the liesolute be came known, but everybody behaved quietly and respect fully. Late this a f temoon t he American com missioners, fin Ihe advice of the aceom 1 anying physicians.. decided to live, ashore while here, hut they have not yet chosen places (if residence. The lirst session of the commission wiil take place to-morrow morning at x o'clock at the Colonial Government office. At inon to-day Lieutenant C. C. Moive. representing Bear Admiral Sampson, paid his resp"cts to the Brit ish Consul, who returned the visit an hour later, when a salute was fired. The Spanish steamer Ciud.-.d de Cadi, left thii- afternoon for Spain with VH) si k sonnets, two generals ami their staffs. THE MINNKWASKA SHFT OFT Suspicious Cases of Sickness on Board, the Beasiui. S. C. Sept. 10.-Tin-t ra ns port M in new a ska. Charleston. United State: which arrived here last night, was not allowed to com" up to the city to-day by the health authorities. (Quarantine Officer Iebhy had discovered that there are suspicious, cases of sickness on hoard the vessel. There vere forty cases of sickness on the ship when she went to New York, carrying troopt-, from San tiago. The. Minnwaka wa to have loaded here with supplies for Ponce, Porto Iiico. MISS DAVIS CONDITION. Narragansett Pier. Ii. I.. Sept, 10. -The condition of Miss Winnie Davis p night was unchanged. She passed a "faiiTy comfortable dav.