The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 204, Ed. 1 Monday, October 14, 1895 Page: 1 of 8
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Ship bb yoor Cotton this season. We charge
only $1,00 per Bale, which includes our com*
mission and all charges here for the first month.
Liberal adTances made on consignments at 6
per cent Interest, stencils and daily quota-
tiona furnished free on application.
Carson, Sewall & Co.,
Wholesale Crocers & Cotton Factors
GRAND OPERA HOUSE.
Tuesday, October 15.
Special Matinee 3 P. M.— Night at 8 o'clock.
Al G. Field Minstrels and Utopia.
Largest Company In the World—Special Scenery
for Entire Performance.
Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 16 aud 17.
SPECIAL MATINEE THURSDAY
Tttt?c*tu0irhod Mr. WILLIAM MORRIS, *
THE LOST PARADISE.
Under the Direction of Mr. Gustavo Frohman.
COM 1NG—October 19 and 20-OLD KENTUCKY
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in the Cotton Business.
Our services imply an experience of
a quarter of a century in the continuous
and successful prosecution of the Cot-
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We also claim the best physical facil-
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to be found anywhere.
Our services and our facilities arc
at your service.
All Qradea and Sizes.
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Lowest Prices From
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Salt and Cement Importers.
WE INVITE YOU
TO CONSIDER OUR CLAIMS.
We are prepared to wait on all reputable
merchants and supply their entire wants in
Groceries. We buy risht and sell the same
way. This is pre-eminently the year for us to
handle your Cotton and in its sale realize
for you the best possible results. Correspond
with n» concerning your Grocery wants and
Cotton shipments. We can save you money.
Try us. Patronize us.
P. J. Willis & Bro.,
(The oldest) Wholesale Grocers and Cotton
Corn Mill Outfit.
One 86-inch Muneon Corn Mill.
One K. k D. Junior Shuck Sheller.
12-horse power Kngine and Boiler, mounted on
iron wheels, complete.
This outfit has neen used, but is in fine con-
dition. HARTWKLL IRON WORKS,
Write at once, Houston, Texas.
54TH YEAR—NO. 204.
GALVESTON, TEXAS. MONDAY. OCTOBER 14. 1895.
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la criticised so sharply by one's friend* as an
invitation which is not neat and elegant. Depend
on us to do the best of work at reasonable
WC FURNISH THEM
Clarke a Courts
A Teat (Medium at Fort Worth Talks About
the Williams Girls.
iFort Worth, Tex., Oct. 13.—The platform
test medium, Jules Wallace, appeared 'be-
fore 1000 people at the opera house to-night,
all of whom were well entertained and
mystified. A feature of the evening was a
message announced by him from the spirit
world from Dr. J. B. N. Williams, uncle of
(Minnie and Nannie Williams, to the effect
that both girls were with hiim in the spirit
land. Strange to say, Mr. Wallace told of
Incidents connected with the stay of Dr.
Williams here forgotten toy all save the
oldest settlers, and wtolch he claims were
told to him by the spirit of the doctor. In
order to convince those present of the fact
of the genuineness of the spirit, Mr. Wal-
lace stated further the spirit of Dr. Will-
iams had informed him. of facts in connec-
tion with the disappearance of the girls
that would set at rest the mystery sur-
rounding their fate, but that the communi-
cation# were such that lie could not make
•them public. Another remarkable teat was
Uhlat a horse was stolen here last night.
Wallace described it, tokl the name of the
owner and where the animal could be
found. This he claimed was communicated
to him by a spirit friend of the animal. As
to Whether or not the horse 'is where Wal-
lace says It is remains to be seen. He also
told certain people In the audience of
deaths to shortly occur in their families,
Identifying the parties to die. No man has
ever visited Port Worth in any capacity
and. In so s'hort a period of time created
such Interest. A feature of his work Is
that his communications are to utter
strangers as well as acquaintances.
Washington, Oct. 13.—'Forecast till mid-
night, October 14:
For eastern Texas: Fair, easterly winds.
Local forecast for Galveston and vicinity
for twenty-four hours ending at 12 mid-
night, October 14, 1895:
Threatening weather; slightly warmer;
Yesterday's temperature record at Gal-
veston as shown by the thermograph on
the roof of the cotton exchange was as fol-
7 a. m 61
9 a. m 62
11 a. m 62
1 p. m..
?» p. m..
5 p. m..
"Galveston weather record for October 13,
1895, with corresponding dates of the last
Time— | Bar.|Ther.|Wlnd|Raln|Weather
8 au m 30.111 62 INB 121 .00 Cl'dy.
8 p. m 30.085 66 |NE 12| T Clear.
TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION.
Temperature and precipitation at Galves-
ton for October 13, 1895, and since January
1, 1895, a3 compared with general average;
Normal temperature, 74.
Deficiency for the day, 9.
Deficiency since January 1, 629.
Normal precipitation for October 12, .16.
Deficiency for the day, .16.
Deficiency since January 1, 14.20.
Gaflveston, Tex., Oct. 13.—The following
synopsis of the weather is furnished by the
officials of the United States weather bu-
reau at this place:
An area of high pressure is central over
the northern portion of the country, which
extends southward to northern Texas and
predominates the weather throughout the
country. A . ..
The lowest pressure extends along the
The weather Is dear throughout the
country. .. . . . . ,
No station reports .10 of an Inch of rain-
fall or more.
Galveston, Tex., Oct. 13.—The following
weather bureau stations report current
temperature to-nig'ht at 8 o'clock, 75th
meridian time, as follows:
Carpus Ohristi, Texas
Dodge Cfcty, Kara
El Paso, Texas
Kansas City, 'Mo
New Orleans, La
North Plaitte, Neb
Oklahoma City, Ok
St. Louis, Mo
©t. Paul, Minn
STORM IN BOSTON.
Boston, Oct. 13.—A raiin and wli* storm
which struck Bos'ton »Wortly <af'te> o'olock
yesterday developed unexpected severity
during the iniiglht awd to-Jday tb dty has
received .the worst drenching1'" many
days. The storm raged all alo»' the New
England coast nortih of Cape <1 and 7
o'clock this morning the winda<1 reached
a maximum velocity of fotifft>ur miles
an hour. Up to 8 o'clock xntshlt 5.22
(Indies of rata had fallen in is
yesterday at noon, which ls/>r™!h;m,1 ,tlhe
total rainfall here since Jul*- Ti*«orm
struck the harbor and lowe^i with tne
wind 'blowing 'hard from th? I
urdiay .nigiht. It'backed Intjh
about 2 oVtock Sunday mfn^enakSl'u;
ally increased inito a vitolf KicK'Urg
iup a tremendous sea outs'- No very•se-
rtous casualties, however,^'J»en report-
ed up 'to nightfall ito-dayTJ*f Sf"
toor is filled with ahtppln
vessels have out two .,u » "p1
them have ^raggeid duri ^ay and in
one or two cases the 01 a tu3>
was necessra/ry to bring*"* 10 * Place of
A BOLlTlt' ROW.
Lexington. Ky„ 1- ".-News has
reached here that Jesp^fate fight oc-
curred in Knott co'^' Kentucky, at a
political meeting. ^t^ ^1"ch«»terS re-
Howard Hwl ® ^ demwratfli
and Joslali Combs.bublicany were killed.
A SYMPATHETIC RIOT.
Criticisms of Spanish Naval Officers
Lead to a Demonstration 4
MEXICO'S GREAT SEWER,f
Plans to Perfect the Drai nage System o
the Capital—Reforming and Retffganiz-
ing the Army—Foreign News Items.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S.JV' Report
Ferrol, Spain, Oct. 13.-A number of
dock yards workmen yesterday made a
demonstration to show their sympathy
with some newspaper men who were at-
tacked by naval officers. The newspaper
men have recently been publishing articles
reflecting upon the navy, and this aroused
the anger of the naval officers. The con-
flict between the knights of the pen and
those of the sword followed. The public
generally is in sympathy with the news-
paper men, and the demonstration was the
result. The polico attempted to disperse
the gathering of workmen, but were greet-
ed with showers of stones. During the dis-
turbances two officers were wounded. The
crowd then marched to the naval head-
quarters ahd pelted that building with
stones, smashing all the windows. Finally,
as the rioters threatened to wreck the
naval headquarters, the marines were or-
dered to fire over the heads of the crowd
in order to disperse the riotous gathering.
This was done and the rioting ceased for
the time, but further disorder is appre-
MEXICAN NEWS LETTER.
City of Mexico. Oct. 13.-Now that work
on the grand canal and tunnel, the most
important parts of the great project for
draining the city and valley of Mexico, are
substantially completed, attention is
being turned to plans suggested for recon-
structing the entire sewerage system of
the city so as to insure an equal flow of
sewage from all parts of the city to the
mouth of the grand canal. President Diaz
informs the city government that a resolu-
ticn will be introduced immediately in con-
gress appropriating $25,000 monthly for ten
years to aid in reforming the sewers, pro-
vided the city council will appoint a board
of directors to take charge of this money.
The total cost of the work is estimated va-
riously from $>,000,000 to $10,000,000, and the
result is predicted by competent engineers
to be a certain reduction of the present
heavy death rate by one-half. Several
lat'ira oftnnomo are* in thue field for the con-
A grocery storekeeper has returned to
the archives of the nation a lot of ancient
documents stolen by clerks, now in prison
for violation of the trust.
Great interest here prevails in peat ex-
ploitation, and the state of Mexico has au-
thorized the town governments controlling
peat beds to make contracts with compa-
nies desiring to work them. Lake Xochi-
milico, near this city, contains sufficient
peat to make 60,000,000 tons of dry peat,
suitable for combustion.
Two hundred more thieves were yester-
day sent to the state of Vera Cruz to work
on the coffee and tobacco plantations.
An Inclined plane, with cars to run by
steam, will be placed on the hill at Guada-
lupe, the national Mecca. In former times
devout pilgrims ascended the hill on their
V preliminary meeting of the congress of
A/nerlcanlstas will take place to-morrow.
The late Manuel Romero Rubio remem-
tered all his clerks and employes in his
News from Acatempan, state of Guerrero,
innounces that a tremendous hail storm
occurred there, destroying crops and caus-^
ing destruction of a dozen houses and kill-
ing and maiming many eattle and domestic
animals. Seventy-three large trees were
felled, and the force of the wind dragged
them some distance. The inhabitants were
filled with terror, thinking that the day
of judgment had arrived.
Military circles are talking of the con-
templated reorganization of the army on
principally German models, and no doubt
the efficiency of the regular troops is to
be greatly increased. This does not imply
any desire for an aggressive policy, but
rather that the government wishes to have
the country in better shape for defense.
Many prominent generals who belonged to
the old order of things, having come up
during the revolution, have died during
the past two years, and their places are
being filled by scientifically trained offi-
cers, graduates of the national military
school, and the most important commands
are now in their hands. There is no doubt
of the complete loyalty of the army to the
administration, and the officering of troops
by graduates of the military college Is dis-
placing men accustomed to revolutions. A
high officer says any duly constituted gov-
ernment will have the adhesion of the
army. This is one of the greatest achieve-
ments of President Iiflaz, and has been
quietly and unostentatiously effected.
APPOINTED A COMMISSION.
Constantinople, Oct. 13.—The porte has
appointed a commission to inquire Into the
recent Armenian arrests, and has promised
the powers to deal with anyone Who Is
found to have tortured the Armenians In
prison. Many pensions were killed and
wounded in the recent disturbances in the
Ismid district, southeast of Constantinople,
in Asia Minor, but order has been re-
stored. The town of Ismid Is the resi-
dence of Greek and Armenian archbishops.
London, Oct. 14.—A Constantinople dis-
patch to the Standard says: A report has
reiached the Patriarch that two Armenians
were murdered on leaving the Koumkapou
church during the evacuatiion of the
churches by tihe Armenian refugees.
It is the general impression that the porte
still refuses to grant reforms in Armenia.
TO SQUEEZE UNCLE SAM.
Havana, Oct. 13.—The excitement and bad
feeling of the Spanish against the Ameri-
can government and people increases. One
frequently hears talk like this: "After we
put down the Cuban Insurrection we will
invade Florida with 100,000 men, reconquer
it and oblige Uncle Sam to pay us $600,000,-
000 for allowing filibustering expeditions to
be fitted out against a peaceful and friend-
In case of a riot in this city, which is
not considered far off, the Americans here
would be the first attacked. The bull
fighting people are Indeed fearful in their
frenzy. Silence is preserved as regards
the latest fighting in Las Villas.
The people of the interior are afraid to
write truthful accounts of the war, as the
mails are not respected by the government.
Persons to whom such correspondence is
addressed are promptly imprisoned and all
steps taken to trace the writers.
CAPTURE© A STEIAMER.
Havana, Oct. 13.—Julio Kelly, Angel Ta-
mayo and a cart driver named France nave
been detected in the aict of remitting am-
munition 'to the insurgents. Five firemen
have also Joined the Insurgents.
The insurgents have captured in S&ntlago
bay a merchant steamer, which toad been
equfpped as a man-of-war by Spain. The
crew in charge were disarmed and then
FOUGHT A DRAW.
Tampa, Fla,, Oct. 13.—Passengers arriv-
ing from Cuba to-night report that a band
of 300 men at DeLasur went out Friday
under one Betancourt. General Surez, with
1600 men, on Thursday engaged 1300 in-
surgents under IJayas and Nunez, near
Santa Clara. The conflict resulted in a
ONE (HUNDRED DROWXBD.
London, Oct. 13.—The Times' Havana
correspondent says that over one hundred
persons were drowned in the flood which
followed the recent hurricane in the Vuel-
ta Aba)o district. The dispatch also re-
ports -that .the rebels declare that they
have posit I w orders not to fight, but to
disperse immediately tlhey are attacked.
TO DRILL THE CUBANS.
Cleveland, O., Oct. 13.—Sylvester Scovllle,
son of Dr. Scovllle, president of the Woos-
ter, O., university, and for some time man-
ager of t'he Cleveland athletic 'team, left
yesterday for Cuba, where he goes under
contract with the Cubans to act as in-
structor In cavalry drill at a handsome
salary. 'Mr. Scovllle was a member of
troop A. the vrack cavalry company of
Ohio, and is an expert horseman and
swordsman, us well as an all-around aili-
Manchester, Oct. 13.—The market has
been eminently unsatisfactory. The cloth
business was small but prices firm at last
week's quotations. Many weak spots were
existing, owing to the stoppage of the
looms. Fancies were increasing and spe-
cialties were selllBg best in small quanti-
ties. The staple India and other eastern
goods were almost impossible tb move at
the present leveJ. Some lines of shirtings
were taken at very low prices. South
America took some prints for the Levant
business was practically suspended pend-
ing a solution of the political deadlock.
Yarns were Idle, as the high price required
served to ropel buyers. No sales in quan-
tity were possible above the parity of 4»-d
for cotton. The continent reports a con-
tinued and prosperous activity.
London, Oct. 13^-The scare in the mining
market has been the feature of the stock
exchange, and hat had the result of shaking
out numerous wtak operators, leaving the
market altogether In a healthier condi-
tion. The collate of prices was practi-
cally recovered, and should no further
trouble arise o\er the current settlement
a further advance Is expected.
The other ma'kets were dull. The ship-
ping strike had a bad effect on English
railroads. Foreigners showed a weak ten-
dency on the Constantinople trouble. Sliver
securities were irm. Changes for the week
were only fraclonal.
SCULPTdR STORY BURIED.
London, Oct. 4.—A dispatch to the Daily
News from R<me says: The remains of
William W^tm<re Story, the sculptor, ar-
rived here fron Lawrence to-day and were
burled In the Protestant cemetery after
solemn obsequlis at St. Paul's church. He
was buried n-xt to the urn containing
Shelley's hetrt. Numerous splendid
wreaths were placed upon the coffin.
TROOPS WERE PRESENT.
London, OA. 13.—The Paris correspondent
at th» Stuidard says that the Heraild's
Seoul disp4LWi reports that the Japanese
troops were tit the gates of the palace dur-
ing the butclery incident upon the uprising
of the. anti-foreigners headed by Tal Non
Kin, father jf the king of Corea.
London, Oct. 13.—The Times' Paris corre-
spondent stys that directly parliament
operns M. L»>om will submit a bill ratify-
ing the contract for a new cable to be
ladd from Bk*est to New York, with
branches to toe West Indies and Brazil.
THE MALAGASY VICTORY.
Paris, Oct. (13.—A dispatch receflved here
from Mojangti, island of Madagascar, ways
that the figiling prior to the occupation
by tlhie French of Antanaralvo, the capital
of Madagascar, on September 30, was of a
very determiled Character. The engage-
ment Was fought over ground which ex-
tended nine Idles, right up to the capital.
The artilleryf fire resulted in the royal
palace being fetruck by a dfreM.
President fYure to-dlay attended a grand
kermess in tie machinery gaillery in the
Chaimps de liars, the oectasfon being the
opening of tl'nfe fetes in honor of the Mala-
FRENCH IN MADAGASCAR.
Port LouiisJOct. 13.—Word has been re-
ceived ihere pat the French made a bril-
liant attack upon and captured the Hova
works at fara/fatra, Madagascar, near
Tamajtave, oi the 10th instant.
A CANADIAN SENSATION.
Montreal, <>ct. 13.—A great political sen-
sation Is expected here shortly as the re-
sult of som) remarks made by Premier
Taillon of Quebec at a by-election last
night regarding the dead liberal premier,
Honore Merder. Joseph Mercier, the dead
premier's bnXher, states that the first time
he meets Pipmier Taillon he will spit in
the latter's flee.
TO INSPECT A RAILWAY.
Vladivostok, Oct. 13.—An American sci-
entific expedition has arrived here to in-
spect the Siberian railway. The govern-
ment will giant them full facility for ac-
complishing their work.
CHOLERA IN RUSSIA.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 13.—Official returns
for the last fortnig'ht in September show
that there were during that time 4449 cases
and 1701 deatHs from cholera in the province
TRACING A MURDER.
Jamasitofwn, N. Y., Oct. 13.—A rumor is
current that detectives have traced the
murder of Mrs. Sherman and Mrs. Davis
In Busti, Ias^ December, to the hands of
Emmett Bittles and three companions, Who
were recently arrested and convicted of
torturing an old lady mar Union City, Pa.
They are now serving time in a Pennsyl-
vania penitentiary for that crime, which
was committed shortly alter the Sherman-
Davis murders. The rumor says that a
chain of evidence is being forged which
will Implicate these men in the murders,
and show that others of tihe same gang
were here at thait time. Bfettles Is quite
well known in this city, and 'he and his
pals have frequently visited here, always
In a quiet and mysterious way, and the
theory is that he and his companions knew
of the absence of the Sherman family from
home on the afternoon of the day that
the murders were committed.
FATAL PLEASURE PARTY.
Baltimore, Md., Oct. 13.—Four men were
drowned this afternoon by the capsizing
of a pleasure boat in the Patapsco river.
Harry Stlnes, a ferryman.
Fred Balkman, a bartender.
William A. Reynolds, a baker.
James Huston, occupation unknown.
A strong east wind made the water very
rough and the boat went over, leaving the
pleasure seekers struggling in the water.
A number of row boats went to the rescue,
but before they reached the capsized boat
the men had gone down for the last time.
Their companions were rescued with dif-
ficulty. None of the bodies have been re-
Report of the Assistant Attorney
General for the Postoffice
SUPREME COURT PROGRAM.
The Venezuelan Question—Don Dickinson's
Opinion of Lord Sackville—Some
Wasflilngton, Oct. 13.—John L. Thomas,
assistant attorney general 'for the post-
office department has made his annual re-
port to t'he postmaster general. Of the
■op* rations of his office he says that during
the year 218 "fraud" orders were issued,
prohibiting t'he delivery of registered pack-
ages and the payment of money orders to
■certain companies and parities named. Of
these, however, thlnty-eight were duplicate
The orders were issued against fifty-five
lotteries, twenty-one lotteries of a miscel-
laneous character and 130 schemes devised-
to defraud tihe public. Seventy of these
orders were revoked upon it being made to
appear that the parses operating the
schemes 'had abandoned the>m. Thdw left in
force at th\» ewd of the year 148 orders,
original and duplicate. Twenty-eight of
t'he orders issued during the previous year
were afi'so revoked upon the proper show-
Mr. Thomas says that the act of Mlarcih
2, 1895, further amending the lottery act,
'has been most successful and 'haw virtually
closed t'he mails to lottery concerns. He
"This act goes further still and forbids
international and interstla'te carriers from
transport ing lottery matter froim foreign
countri'es into this country or from one
state to another. Tills department has no
jurisdiction, however, to enforce that part
of the law, and can not state definitely t'he
extent to which the lottery business has
'been checked by the act; but 1 am 'in-
formed that the most if not all the ex-
press companies yield Obedience to it by
■refusing to carry the prohibited lottery
matter. It may 'be confidently stated that
t'he death knell of the avowed lotteries in
Thin country has been sounded and their
business ihas been vastly crippled, if not
ruined; 'but I am sorry to note the fact
that many business men think they mi it,
in order to succeed, resort to schemes that
appeal to the gambling spirit of t'he peo-
ple, and they accordimgly sugarccut 'their
legitimate enterprisew with lottery adver-
tisements and thus create a desire for
means of obtaining something for noth-
ing by hazard or chance. The fascinating
and apparently innocent scheme's reach the
boys and girls of the landfand tend to
make them gamblers."
The number of claiims allowed for lasses
■by burglary, fire, etc., was 1030, amounting
He again urgels a law comp-e'lliing subord-
inates in poftoffices to give security for the
Wamdlln-g of money.
'Mr. Thomas also calls attention to an Im-
portant subject, as 'follows: "LYIy attention
'has 'been several tilmes called to dangerous
matter deposited in tihe mails, and upon In-
ve&figa'tion it wats discovered there is no
penalty for depositing such matter in t'he
mails, and, indeed, there is no statute for-
biddini? its being mailed. (Many substances,
such as poisons, matches and other articles
•liable to ignite or explode by shook or jar,
live awd poisonous insects and repti'les,
smallpox virus or germs of contagious dis-
eases, oils, fatty substances, liquids, s'harp
pointed Instruments, etc., are mailed."
THE VENEZUELAN QUESTION.
Washington, Oct. 13.—The manner in
which the Venezuelan question Is to be
brought before congress has been outlined
in a general way by those who have been
most interested in the subject. This will
be by means of a resolution to be intro-
duced, it is probable, on the first day of
the session. It will provide for a commit-
tee of six, three from the senate and three
from the house, to consider the entire ques-
tion and to report as to the rights and ob-
ligations of the United States and the
course desirable for this government to
take. This resolution, it is said, will not
delay a speedy determination of the atti-
tude of the United States. The purpose is
to have all necessary material in the way
of historical data ready for the committee
as soon as it is appointed, and it is ex-
pected that a report will be made to both
branches of congress before the recess.
SUPREME COURT PROGRAMME.
Washington, Oct. 13.—In accordance with
its usual custom at the beginning of the
October term, the United States supreme
court will hear no motions to-morrow
when it assembles except those for admis-
sions to the bar, but will sit on Tuesday
to hear general motions. The majority of
these usually lake the forms of motions
to advance special cases, and the indica-
tions are that the present term will prove
no exception. The government will have
about fifteen motions, including one in the
Judge Long pension case. It is possible
that besides hearing motions for admission
on Monday the court may announce a few
decisions. If the president should arrive
in Washington before the convening of the
court there will be an early adjournment
in order to permit the usual formal call at
the white house.
THINKS HIM AN ASS.
Washington, Oct. 13.—Don M. Dickinson
Is in Washington to look after the inter-
ests of Michigan in securing more rapid
mail service. Mr. Dickinson's name is
thought now to be the one who was men-
tioned by Lord Sackville as the member
of the president's cabinet responsible for
(his summary recall.
Mr. Dickinson said he did not know any-
thing about the matter, but he thought
now, as he had always, that Lord Sackville
was an infernal ass.
Ex-Congressman Weadock is with the
Michigan party accompanying Mr. Dick-
Washington, Oct. 13.—No official utter-
ance could be obtained to-day regarding
the statement contained in the Washing-
ton dispatches to the New York World that
Secretary Olney had Intimarted to the Span-
ish government that Spain will be held re-
sponsible for anything that may occur
through the failure of the authorities at
Havana to recognize Consul Williams us ;l
diplomatic agent. Secretary Olney declined
to discuss the subject. The Spanish minis-
ter, Senor DeLome, is out of the city.
Washington, Oct. 13.— Secretary Herbert
has returned to the city from Alabama.
Washington, Oct. 12.—Texas postoffice !
discontinued: Navo, Denton county; mail
Texas postmasters commissioned: Rob- !
ert A. Motley, Overton; Wm. H. Jones,
'SCHOONER 9PRAGUE IN DISTRJESS.
*New York, Oct. 13.—The Norwegian bark
Figaro, whiiCh arrived in this port to-day,
elates 'that on the morning of October 11,
when -about thfirty-flve miles west of Oape
Henry, she spoke the schocmer Laura L.
Spraguc of Ro; kland, Me., bound from
Brunswick, Ga., r >r Boston, w h a <'irgi>
of lumber. The S:ii;igue was in "harge of
the chief mat<\ wh i-porte I tl:a\ Captain
Wilson had di I of ipr -'d mi aria, or
swump fever, an ; that four members of
tihe crew •suffering from the disease.
After ex. -;ing positions the soh-'.".:i r
ihi aded tor pe H. nry to procure medical
THE DTKPjANT CASE.
Something of a Sen.-ation Yet Promised in
the Famous Trial.
San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 13.—Now that
Durrant has told his story on the witness
stand and has made answers to all the ac-
cusations implied by the cross questions of
the prosecution, an impr.ision exists
among those who have watched the trial
Closely that there is something to come
which will, perhaps, have more effect on
•t'he minds of the jurymen as regards the
guilt or Innocence of the defendant than
anything which has been before. The feel-
ing is due to the confidence with which
Mr. Barnes put a series of startling ques-
tions relating to a conversation held by
Durrant with a newspaper reporter, Miss
Carrie Cunningham, a: the < aunty juil
within the past week, and also touching on
the address o? a cer.ain envelope which
•may or may not have contained a confes-
sion. The pro it r tlon witnesses will seeR
to .-how by their testimony that Durrant
made admissions which destroys the whole
fa'brk' of ithe defense. These alleged ad-
missions are i iken by the prosecution as
coming from the one person on earth who
knows all that oocurivd beneath the bel-
fry of the Emanuel Baptist church on the
afternoon of April 3. The record of what
passed at the county jail between .Miss
Cunningham and Dei rant Is thus told by
the prosecution, which is Cn possession of
the full facts:
On the evening of September 22 Miss Cun-
ningham visited Durrant at the county Jail,
and during the course of their conversation
Durrant showed her a small envelope,
which bcre «;he 'folicw!n< address and In-
dorsement: "Messrs. Dickinson and Du-
prey. To be cp^n-.d in case I am con-
victed; to be returned to me in case 1 ain
Durrant tokl the young lady tihat the en-
velope contain* 1 a < omjdete .statement of
ail that had occurred at the Emanuel Bap-
tils-t church on the afternoon of April 3.
He said that it had k n written in order
t'h'.vt 'bis attorneys migiht know the facts
in 'the event of his 'being convicted of t'he
muitdcir of JMan.ihe Lament. On the l'ol-
I'jnvimg evening. pfnb.r 23, Ml.-:s Cun-
•r.rng'ham again visited Durrant at f.ie
county jail and was there shown a large
cnvel-upe addressed like the other and
smaller one. Durrani tciid her that the
contends of the c.her enve'.ope had he-
come Jammed up and t'hat he had tra-ns-
Perred the statement to the larger one. on
t'he morning of October 5 Mis-* Cunning-
ham 'he-Id a convti -at.'jn with Durrant,
and in answer 'to questions a viced him by
the.young lady he .-aid that -about 5 o'clock
on the afternc<;n of April 3 he ascended
to the &ipace 'between the ceiling and the
roof of the Emanuel Baptist church for
the purpose of fixing one of t'he sun burn-
ers. While at work he hea 1 a noise w'hivih
attracted his attention. It seemed to come
from tbvt part of the building where the
belfry is situate I. '11 ■ wuOked a.'ong in the
direction from whence .the sound tame and
peered through t'he opening that connects
the space above tihe ceii.ng 'wr.'h the In-
terior of the belfry -tower. While in t'hte
position he? FLiiw the 'body of Blanche l,a-
uion't lying on the belfry stairs. He re-
peated the detail* of the circumstances
■and added t'hat Blanche l.amor.r -was mur-
dered on the second landing of the belfry
Miss Cunnlnglham then said: "Oh, yes,it
was from tihe second i'lndlng of t'he stairs
that the 'oioo.l dropped <i vwn and covered
t'he eioLh-covertd picture below."
Durrant replied fia! there was no to'iocd
on the Cover of the pioture, as "we have
had the stains analyzed nr.'J find they
were ma-je by water, and not blood."
'An official] inspection was made of the
cleth-covered picture frcme referred to aw
'being stained by L iood. T'hiis inspection re-
vealed the fc 't that t'he piece of cloth
cover, one Inch by two inches in size, 'had
been cut from, the frame in t'he center of
one of the largest blofche? or stain.?. As
this was net done 'by any one connected
with the prosecution', 'the Inference lis
drawn that it was d'or.e by some one in-
terested in the defense ai d that it was for
the purpose indicated by Durrant's al-
leged statement regarding t'he analysis.
WHISKY CONSTABLE KILLED.
New York, Oct. 13.—A special to a morn-
fng paper from Columbia, S. <C., says: This
morning at Greenwood, J. J. Moseley, a
liquor inspector, was shot in the back of
the head and instantly killed. Moseley had
just seized some liquor coming In on a late
train. He was accompanied 'by a trial jus-
tice and con-stable, and had* a warrant.
While storing the whisky in the depot a
negro seized a jug and ran. Moseley fired
two sihots at him. and just then was shot
dead from behind. Four negroes 'have been
arrested and are guarded iin the guard-
house. There are threats of lynching and
the local militia has been ordered to 'hold
itself in readiness to respond to the orders
of the mayor. It is believed there was a
conspiracy to assassinate the cons'table,
but so far there is no substantial evidence
against any one.
A SOCIETY GIRL'S END.
Savannah. Ga., Oct. 13.—Miss Stella West,
one of the most prominent society ladies in
this city, accidentally shot and killed her-
self to-night at the country residence of her
family at Montgomery. The family was
>n paring to move into the city, and Miss
A'est was lixing a revolver that had been
presented to her for protection while in the
country. She was unable to extricate the
cartridge and in some way it was dis-
charged. She was 21 years old, extremely
pretty and a great favorite.
Life Insurance Companies Take Steps to
New York, Oct. 1".—The executive officers
of most of the large life insurance corn-
panics 'held vi meeting Saturday to devise
Aieans for stopping the practice of giving
rebates of premiums. President John R.
Hedgeman of the Metropolitan Life pre-
sided. Resolutions drawn by Commissioner
John S. Morrill of 'Massachusetts were
adopted. After setting forth the fact that
the legislatures of twenty-one states have
enacted laws forbidding- rebates under pen-
alty; that such laws have generally been
a. dead letter; that companies have placed
themselves without exception in opposition
to rebates, and that the practice can be
suppressed only by the active organized co-
operation of all the life companies. They
wero as follows:
Resolved, that each of the subscribing
companies agrees that it will not pay, or
offer to pay, or -allow, nor permit personr
connected with It in any capacity to pay or
allow, or offer to pay or allow any lvbate
of premium in any manner whatsoever, di-
rectly, or Indirectly; that a referee who has
no official conn, tion with any life Insur-
ance company .-hall be appointed, who
shall examine inuo and decide all charges
of rebating by agents or others, and whose
decision shall be final; that on the decision
of the referee that any person connected in
any capacity with any subscribing com-
pany has made any rebate, such person
shall immediately be dismissed from the
service of said company, and shall not for
a period of two years thereafter be again
employed by any company party to t'he
The referee is empowered to procure
prosecutions for violation of the laws
against rebating and to employ counsel to
assist. A fund of $10,000 is to be made up
and maintained in the referee's hands by
assessments on the subscribing companies.
The referee is to receive a salary of $2000 a
year and his incidental expenses, and is to
be further allowed an amount not exceed-
ing $3000 for a secretary and clerical as-
sistance. The agreement is to go into ef-
fect on November 1.
Ex-Governor W. E. Russell of Massachu-
setts was suggested as the referee called
for in the agreement
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